BBC Two: Charley Boorman
BBC Two unveils its Autumn 2008 highlights
Charley Boorman: Ireland To Sydney By Any Means
Gritty adventurer Charley Boorman returns to BBC Two for his most daring
journey so far. In Ireland To Sydney – By Any Means, Charley gets off his
bike and on to local forms of transport to cover the vast distance
between the two cities. From sliding across the deck of a trawler on the
North Sea to travelling in Vietnam on a dugout canoe, this is the trip – and challenge – of a lifetime.
Accompanied by a small crew made up of producer Russ Malkin and
cameraman Mungo, Charley meets the local people and personalities in
each place he visits and experiences their way of life first-hand.
way he shares his insights into the culture and religion of the
various regions with viewers, while the stunning camera work
vividly brings his journey to life.
The Conspiracy Files
The Conspiracy Files turns the spotlight on Lockerbie and 7/7 as it returns to investigate
the facts behind more 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.
There will be clips from the programmes and information
at bbc.co.uk/conspiracyfiles. The site will also feature an Editor's Blog and visitors will
also be able to take their own "conspiracy test".
Just before Christmas 1988 Britain's worst terrorist attack left 270 people dead.
A Libyan intelligence officer was later convicted of mass murder, but he's now
appealing against his sentence. So what wasn't revealed at his trial about the
conspiracy to blow up a Pan Am jumbo jet en route from London to New York? The
Conspiracy Files follows the trail of evidence from the Middle East, through Europe and
on to North America, investigating the tangled web of claims and counterclaims
surrounding the Lockerbie bombing.
On 7 July 2005 four explosions tore apart the London morning rush hour, killing 53
people and injuring hundreds more. Within days police identified four British Muslim
men as the suicide bombers responsible for the attacks. But with seeming
discrepancies in the information provided to the public, a growing number of 7/7
sceptics questioned what people were being told about the bombings. The
Conspiracy Files examines whether we really know what happened on that day.
The Culture Show
This autumn The Culture Show returns to BBC Two in its
prime-time slot on Tuesday evenings.
Lauren Laverne and Mark Kermode co-present the programme
which, every week, covers a wide and surprising range of culture
in Britain today – reporting on the new, the now and the next "big
Covering every kind of culture including film, TV, music,
literature, theatre, art, architecture, fashion and more, the show
eschews the clichéd view of High and Low art.
Previous series have attracted names ranging from The
Coen Brothers to Radiohead, and from Cate Blanchett to
Exclusive content from the show is available on
the website, bbc.co.uk/cultureshow.
The Cup, a new comedy series shot in mockumentary style about Bolton-based Ashburn United Football Club
and their quest to win the North and Midlands Under 11s
Cup in Birmingham, stars Steve Edge (The Visit, Phoenix
Nights), Jennifer Hennessy (Drop Dead Gorgeous, Lilies),
Tanya Franks (Pulling), Dominic Coleman (Ruby In The
Smoke), Samantha Power (Little Britain), Billy Geraghty (The Last Detective), Pal Aron (Casualty) and Emmanuel
Leconte (The Tudors).
It rapidly becomes apparent that the real story is the
appalling behaviour of the kids' parents as they try to live
their own dreams through their children. The Cup is
based on the Canadian series The Tournament, which
was set in the world of junior ice hockey.
|Dr Alice Roberts: Don't Die Young;
Dr Alice Roberts: Don't Die Young
Trusted doctor and anatomist Alice Roberts returns to BBC Two for a
second helping of her friendly and informative guide to healthy
living, taking viewers on a tour of the human body.
Over eight episodes Dr Alice explores the male and female
reproductive organs; the immune system; stomach and intestines;
the liver; the bones, muscles and joints; ear, nose and throat; and
"the whole body".
She undertakes dissections in the lab, conducts daring experiments
on herself and follows some compelling personal stories using a
range of real-life case studies.
Filled with Dr Alice’s trademark common-sense advice, the
series demonstrates how the body works and how to best look
Einstein And Eddington
David Tennant and Andy Serkis star in this drama set amid the chaos and uncertainty of the First
World War. Einstein And Eddington chronicles the interlinked stories of two extraordinary men
striving for a greater truth while refusing to be constrained by national boundaries.
Albert Einstein (Serkis) spent years working on his General Theory of Relativity, which threatened to
overturn two centuries of Newtonian certainty and the foundations of British science.
Arthur Eddington (Tennant) was a prominent British astrophysicist who, as a Quaker, believed that "truth knows no boundaries" and bravely championed Einstein’s theories while Britain rejected
In 1919, Eddington undertook an expedition to Africa to photograph light bending round the sun
during an eclipse. These photographs not only proved the theory to be correct, but turned
Einstein into a worldwide superstar.
Directed by Philip Martin (Prime Suspect – The Final Act) and written by Peter Moffat (Hawking),
Einstein And Eddington co-stars Jim Broadbent, Lucy Cohu, Jodhi May and Rebecca Hall.
This feature-length documentary remembers every single serviceman
and woman who has died while serving with the British Armed Forces in
the current conflicts in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Spanning seven years of war, this landmark event for BBC Two focuses in
detail on the stories of a significant number of those who have died, while
looking at the impact on the people who have been left behind.
intimate testimonies from families and loved ones, combined with
compelling archive from the conflicts, the film acknowledges these
individuals' sacrifices and the effects of grief on those who loved them.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Matthews and produced by Elodie Gornall, The Fallen is a powerful memorial to all the men and
women who have lost their lives while serving their country.