BBC TWO Autumn 2006
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
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.
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.
The Monty Don Project
The Monty Don Project is an exciting new observational
documentary series which sees Monty upping the
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.
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.
Oz And James' Big
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
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.
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
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
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