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BBC TWO

Autumn

2006 

Into The West

BBC TWO Autumn 2006



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Into The West

 

The BBC brings Steven Spielberg's (16 times) Emmy Golden-Globe nominated and highly anticipated drama mini-series to UK screens.

 

Starring Keith Carradine, Josh Brolin, Beau Bridges, Tom Berenger and Gary Busey, Into The West is a sweeping Western epic covering the period from 1825 to 1892, weaving together the compelling experiences of two multi-generational families; one pioneer and the other a plains-dwelling Native American family, each telling the dramatic stories of the development of the West from their distinct viewpoints.

 

The Wheelers are a Virginia family of wheelwrights making their trek westward in search of a richer life. The other is a Native American clan led by a young apprentice shaman of the Lakota tribe, whose way of life is threatened by the pioneers.

 

Set against the backdrop of history, this tale of the clash of two cultures, the rush to riches in a new land, and the building of a new civilisation features a sterling cast, panoramic cinematography and compelling story-telling.

 

KC2

 

BBC TWO

Autumn

2006 

Johnny Kingdom - A Year on Exmoor

 

Johnny Kingdom A Year On Exmoor

 

Johnny Kingdom is a grave-digger. That's his day job, but when he's not digging graves he's roaming the Exmoor countryside, with his video camera in hand, filming the wildlife and people of the moor.

 

Johnny's exceptional skill as an amateur cameraman results in a series that is funny, moving and a unique document of rural life and wildlife on Exmoor.

 

The passing seasons form a stunning backdrop to events from the May Day 'Hobby Horse' parade to the spectacular autumn pony round-up.

 

Johnny meets local characters including Tony Thorne, who farms a medieval hillside farm, which was last improved before the war. He is also passionate about the Exmoor wildlife capturing rare footage of red deer, buzzards, fox cubs and cuckoos.

 

GM

 

BBC TWO

Autumn

2006 

The Monty Don Project

 

The Monty Don Project

 

The Monty Don Project is an exciting new observational documentary series which sees Monty upping the gardening stakes.

 

Working with young offenders who need to be kick-started back into society, Monty has put his money where his trowel is.

 

Together with the probation service, Monty has leased a plot of land and is transforming it into a fruit and veg organic market garden, complete with livestock.

 

Shot over 18 months, this series shows genuine jeopardy, drama and social change based on a real project, a real business and a real community challenge.

 

SB2

 

BBC TWO

Autumn

2006 

Nuremberg

 

Nuremberg

 

To mark the 60th anniversary of the execution of senior Nazi criminals at Nuremberg, this drama-documentary series goes behind the scenes of the most famous trial in history.

 

Based on meticulously researched historical records, such as transcripts of interrogations and psychological interviews, these chilling dramas delve into the minds of three of the most notorious Nazi leaders: Hermann Goering (played by Bob Pugh), Albert Speer (Nat Parker) and Rudolph Hess (Ben Cross).

 

Produced by Detlef Siebert, the drama director of the BBC's award-winning Auschwitz series, The Nuremberg Trial brings to life, using their own words, the stories of three of the most infamous Nazis from capture to Judgement.

 

EF

 

Oz And James' Big Wine Adventure

 

Wine expert Oz Clarke teams up with Top Gear's James May for an unforgettable road trip through France's wine regions.

 

Oz faces an uphill struggle trying to convert unrepentant beer drinker James into a wine aficionado as they motor their way around some of France's most stunning vineyards.

 

Along the way viewers see this incongruous twosome not only getting to grips with how to appreciate the wonderful array of wine but also the food, local culture, French driving and each other's bad habits.

 

Not only will it be a hugely entertaining and hilarious watch, the Wine Adventure will also give viewers a fascinating array of information and takeout tips along the way.

 

CW

 

BBC TWO

Autumn

2006 

Royal Ballet Documentary

 

Royal Ballet Documentary

 

BBC cameras go behind the scenes at The Royal Ballet School for a revealing film marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of The Royal Ballet company.

 

The film shows the human stories the hopes, fears, successes and disappointments that lie behind the dedication and discipline needed to produce some of the finest classical dancers in the world.

 

The Royal Ballet Documentary (working title), directed by award-winning film-maker Lucy Blakstad, will be shown alongside a recording of the acclaimed recent Royal Ballet production of Giselle, filmed at The Royal Opera House and starring The Royal Ballet's hottest property and former pupil Alina Cojocaru as the heroine.

 

BBC Radio 3/Classical Music Television Publicity


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