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Network TV BBC Week 45: New this week 2011

BBC TWO New this week 2011
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The Making Of Life's Too Short

Saturday 5 November
10.15-10.45pm BBC TWO
Stephen Merchant (left) and Ricky Gervais at work on Life's Too Short
Stephen Merchant (left) and Ricky Gervais at work on Life's Too Short

Ricky Gervais takes viewers behind the scenes as he discusses the making of Life's Too Short with co-creator Stephen Merchant and star Warwick Davis.

It offers a unique look at what to expect from the new BBC Two comedy, as well as an insight into how Ricky and Stephen work. The show features clips from the series and interviews with guest stars including Liam Neeson, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Cat Deeley and Sting.

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Rev Ep 1/7

New series
Thursday 10 November
9.00-9.30pm BBC TWO
Tom Hollander plays Rev Adam Smallbone
Tom Hollander plays Rev Adam Smallbone

Inner-city parish life hasn't got any easier, so when he becomes an accidental hero, the vicar gets a bit carried away, as the award-winning comedy starring Tom Hollander returns for a second series.

The Reverend Adam Smallbone is back and life in his east London parish hasn't got any easier; his flock are just as demanding and his wife Alex has reached breaking point. So when Adam unwittingly thwarts a mugging, he's tempted to bask in the novelty of being hailed a super vicar instead of the usual clergy baiting, and enjoy Alex's renewed attraction to her hero husband. But as the lie spirals out of control, Adam draws attention from on high...

The Reverend Adam Smallbone is played by Tom Hollander and Alex by Olivia Colman. Rev also stars Simon McBurney, Miles Jupp, Jimmy Akingbola, Steve Evets, Ellen Thomas and Lucy Liemann.

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Life's Too Short Ep 1/7

New series
Thursday 10 November
9.30-10.00pm BBC TWO

Life's Too Short is a fake documentary starring Warwick Davis, from the creators of The Office and Extras, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

With his career on the slide, a massive tax bill caused by his useless accountant and a wife who's divorcing him, the showbiz actor has no choice but to open his doors to a film crew 24/7. Maybe living his life like an open wound will get him back on top?

In this first episode, Warwick seeks advice from old pals Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, but Liam Neeson has beaten him to it. The film crew charts Warwick's every move as he tries to maintain his pride and self-respect in some very unusual situations.

Life's Too Short stars Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Jo Enright, Steve Brody, Rosamund Hanson and Shaun Williamson and features Liam Neeson.

The series also features guest appearances from Johnny Depp, Sting, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Carell, Cat Deeley, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Les Dennis and Keith Chegwin.

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