BBC Two Winter/Spring 2007
BBC Two Winter/Spring 2007
Andrew Marr's History Of Modern Britain
Andrew Marr's History Of Modern Britain is an epic account of the events that have shaped our lives since the end of the Second World War. His journey through recent British history combines archive, anecdote and analysis to tell our national story.
Drawing on his detailed knowledge of contemporary politics and first-hand experience of the people who rule Britain today, Andrew Marr helps viewers see themselves in the context of modern history.
In each episode, Marr explores the drama of the landmark events that have shaped our world today. He also teases out the telling little details that reveal the impact of national and international events on the people of Britain.
The series tells the story of the extraordinary decades that took us from victory to despair; from international power and glory to humiliation and decline; and from economic ruin to stubborn new hopes and promises of another new dawn.
Can Gerry Robinson Fix The NHS?
Sir Gerry Robinson, the ruthless turnaround king of big business
(and star of BBC Two's I'll Show Them Who's Boss), is spending six
months in the NHS to slash waiting times and to find a formula
that really works.
At present, patients can wait up to three months to see an NHS
consultant; Sir Gerry's challenge in a Yorkshire hospital is to cut
that to two weeks.
Patients can also find themselves waiting up to six months for an
operation and Sir Gerry is determined to reduce that figure to
only four weeks.
Sir Gerry brings his management experience to bear on four
areas – orthopaedics, ophthalmology, child health and endoscopy
– to see if it is possible to make a real difference.
Britain's finest television, film and stage actors star alongside talented
newcomers in two new films written and directed by the inimitable, award-winning
auteur Stephen Poliakoff for both BBC Two and BBC One.
The two films are linked together by an exquisite house frozen in time and a
young, highly individual man, Joe, through whose eyes viewers see the world.
Joe, is the concierge at the grand mansion and is played by newcomer Danny
Capturing Mary, the film for BBC Two, is set in the same exquisite, empty house.
The legendary Dame Maggie Smith heads the cast as Mary, a once-brilliant
writer and critic, reflecting on her younger self (played by Ruth Wilson), and
David Walliams plays the mercurial Greville.
As Mary looks back on her prime, remembering parties and functions with the
cultural elite, played out as echoes and shadows in the empty palazzo, she is
haunted by the memory of the supremely charming but subtly evil Greville,
who feigned friendship, but actually brought destruction.
The Conspiracy Files
The Conspiracy Files investigates the facts
behind four conspiracy theories that have
entered the mainstream.
Each programme in the series explores the inconsistencies in official
accounts, and asks where the truth really lies.
The Conspiracy Files examines some of the theories surrounding the
events of 9/11, before looking at the Oklahoma bomb – the biggest
domestic terrorist attack in the United States before 9/11. The blast killed 168
people when a truck-bomb exploded outside a government building.
The final programme looks at the death of weapons inspector Dr
David Kelly – and meets those who, despite the official explanation,
argue that the medical evidence does not point to suicide.
Don't Die Young*
If people knew more about how their bodies worked, they might
have a better chance of staying healthy.
Dr Alice Roberts, a senior
teaching Fellow at the Department of Anatomy at Bristol
University and presenter on BBC Two's Coast, is on a mission to
help people understand the machinations of the major organs
and, in doing so, avoid a lifestyle which could be leading them to
an early grave.
Each week she undergoes tests on her own body and dissects
animal organs to learn more about how they function. Armed
with this information, Dr Alice offers essential advice on how to
look after one's heart, lungs, brain, eyes, skin and kidneys.
From the effect energy drinks have on the kidneys to finding out
why pecan nuts help keep your organs on top form, this series is
a must for those wanting to hold on to their health and live to a
ripe old age.
* Don't Die Young is billed as Dr Alice in the BBC Two Winter/Spring 2007 press pack PDF
The Graham Norton Show
Welcome to Graham's world. Graham Norton, the multi-award winning comedy talk show host, presents his brand-new talk show based on the people, trends, stories and aspects of celebrity culture that interest him most – all with a distinctly irreverent BBC Two feel.
Expect trademark Norton comedy monologues, celebrity chat, eccentric stories and characters, and home-grown weirdness from the Great British viewing public.
The show is all about the stuff that you won't see on the Ten O'Clock News – from celebrity guests' anecdotes, through the sillier stories buzzing round the wires to the unique quirks and obsessions of the Norton audience.
The Graham Norton Show will feature the host telling the sharpest jokes, trading quips with the celebrities who fascinate him and interacting with his eccentric viewership.
The show will link to a major new website — the focal point for stories, uploads, joke submissions and all forms of shameless self-promotion.
Great guests, great jokes, great stories, great characters. All this, and Graham Norton, too.
Heroes, the top-rating new series in America, chronicles
the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess
From creator and writer Tim Kring (Crossing Jordan),
Heroes begins as a total eclipse casts its shadow across
A genetics professor in India (played by Sendhil
Ramamurthy) is led by his father's disappearance to
uncover a secret theory – that there are people with
super powers living among us.
These include a young
dreamer (Milo Ventimiglia) who tries to convince his
politician brother (Adrian Pasdar) that he can fly; a highschool
cheerleader (Hayden Panettiere) who learns that
she is totally indestructible; and a Las Vegas stripper (Ali
Larter), struggling to make ends meet to support her
young son (Noah Gray-Cabey), who discovers that her
mirror image has a secret.
Their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world...
Heroes also stars Santiago Cabrera, Tawny Cypress, Greg Grunberg and Masi Oka
The spaceship HMS Camden Lock powers its way through the galaxy once again, still promoting the tourist wonders and business opportunities of the UK – now including Wales.
No matter what the mission, the crew of the Camden Lock can jump to action at a moment's notice – as long as they are not celebrating Shoegiving Day or making reverse polarity cheese sandwiches.
Commander Michael Henderson is still at the helm, always ready to fight the good fight against unwanted alien advances.
He has York, his First Officer and resident total psychopath, at his side, and Diplomatic Officer Teal, who still harbours a secret love for her Commander.
Meanwhile, the hapless Vine and Jeffers spend most of their time avoiding conflict and winding each other up.
The cast includes Nick Frost, Kevin Eldon, Miranda Hart, Dan Antopolski and Stephen Evans.