BBC Two England Listings

BBC Two England

BBC Two England TV Guide

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Monday, January 26 2015
  • Time Show
    • 32 mins ago
      The Daily PoliticsDaily Politics

      Parliamentary proceedings interspersed with discussions, interviews and reports from correspondents around the country. Presented by Jo Coburn

    • in 28 mins
      CoastSeason 6 Episode 1: London to Belgium

      Nick Crane visits a project to build a new seaport for London, before travelling across the channel to Belgium, where he takes a ride on a tram that runs along the country's coastline. In Kent, Alice Roberts learns how to be a seaside landlady in Margate, Kent, and Neil Oliver tells the story of British forces' efforts to stop Hitler's biggest battleships reaching the south-eastern coastline during the Second World War. Back in Belgium, Mark Horton reveals the city of Bruges's role in the history of brick-making, and Miranda Krestovnikoff goes shrimp-fishing on horseback

    • 8:35am
      Reel History of BritainSeason 1 Episode 1: Britain's Wartime Evacuees

      Melvyn Bragg travels across the UK accompanied by a vintage mobile cinema to explore the UK's past through footage preserved by the British Film Institute and other archives. The first edition looks back to the wartime evacuation of the 1940s. Bunty Tait describes her adventure as an evacuee, former EastEnders actor Derek Martin recalls the Blitz, and Derek Capel recounts his experience of a torpedo attack

    • 9:05am
      ChurchillSeason 1 Episode 1: Renegade and Turncoat

      Documentary series, first shown in 1992, profiling the British war leader's life from his birth in 1874 to his inauguration as Prime Minister in May 1940. It explains the events that moulded the ambitious young politician and transformed him from a political failure in 1915 to the choice of the majority as the only leader able to stand up to Adolf Hitler

    • 10:05am
      Mrs Miniver

      A British housewife's settled existence is thrown into upheaval by the outbreak of the Second World War, as her husband and eldest son are called up and her small town is devastated by bombing. She spiritedly tries to make the best of things, looking after local children, watching over her youngest son's love life and capturing an enemy airman. Drama based on Jan Struther's book, starring an Oscar-winning Greer Garson, with Walter Pidgeon

    • 12:15pm
      Flog It!Stoke-on-Trent 18

      Experts James Lewis and David Barby offer advice to people hoping to make a profit by selling antiques in Stoke-on-Trent, while Paul Martín visits the world famous Lovell telescope in nearby Cheshire

    • 1:00pm
      EggheadsSeason 15 Episode 94: EPISODE: 94

      Jeremy Vine hosts the quiz in which the winners of famous game shows including Mastermind and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? work as a team to tackle a new set of challengers hoping to win a cash prize

    • 1:30pm
      Great British Railway JourneysSeason 6 Episode 16: Pembroke Dock to Swansea

      Michael Portillo embarks on a new journey following his Bradshaw's handbook from south-west Wales to Cambridge, beginning in Pembroke Dock, where Queen Victoria's royal yachts were built. In the little market town of Naberth he investigates what caused rebels to dress up as women, later spending the night at an inn in Carmarthen where Horatio Nelson once met Emma Hamilton. Next day, the former politician pitches in with the volunteers who look after the Gwili Heritage line and ends his leg in Swansea, where he learns how to pose for a photograph in Victorian style

    • 2:00pm
      Top GearSeason 22 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are in Russia as the motoring magazine returns, taking part in a race across the urban landscape of St Petersburg. James defends the honour of the car in a very small Renault, Richard tries to prove that pedalling is faster by riding a bicycle, while Jeremy attempts to demonstrate that water is the quickest way across town by piloting a hovercraft. To make matters more complicated, all three presenters are racing not only one another but also the Stig, who is making his way toward the finish line by public transport. Plus, the new Lamborghini Huracan is put through its paces and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran takes to the test track in the Reasonably Priced Car

    • 3:00pm
      University ChallengeSeason 37 Episode 26: EPISODE: 26

      In the second of the quarter-finals, two teams of four students compete to make it to the next stage of the competition as they try to win two matches to progress to the semi-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions

    • 3:30pm
      Only ConnectSeason 10 Episode 19: Bibliophiles v Gamesmasters

      Host Victoria Coren Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell welcomes back another two teams as the second round continues, with three book lovers taking on a trio of video-game enthusiasts for a place in the quarter-finals. They must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between groups of four things that may appear at first not appear to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Queen Elizabeth II, Romeo Beckham, Mark and Carol Thatcher, and Macduff

    • 4:00pm
      David Starkey's Magna Carta

      The historian examines the origins of the document issued by King John in 1215 that placed limits on the power of the crown, which has become a universal symbol of individual freedom against the tyranny of the state. Starkey explores its subsequent deployment, its contribution to making everyone - even the monarch - subject to the rule of law, and how this quintessentially English document migrated to the North American colonies and eventually became the foundation of the US constitution. He also looks at the preliminary draft known as the Articles of the Barons, and the papal bull declaring Magna Carta null and void less than two months after it was sealed

    • 6:20pm
      Surviving the Holocaust - Freddie Knoller's War

      To mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Freddie Knoller talks about his experiences of being a Jew in Austria before and during the Second World War. Accompanied by extensive archive footage, he relives his past, reflecting on his family life in 1930s Vienna, the German annexation of Austria and his flight to Belgium. He then lived in Nazi-occupied Paris, where he entertained German officers and socialised with dancing girls, before an interrogation by the Gestapo forced him to move on again, but a betrayal meant he was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau and then on to Bergen-Belsen

    • 7:20pm
      The Super-Rich and UsSeason 1 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

      Britain has more billionaires per capita than any other country on Earth, but few pay tax as they are not domiciled in the UK. In the first of a two-part documentary, Jacques Peretti looks at how the super-rich first exploited an obscure legal loophole to make Britain the most attractive tax haven on the planet, which was part of a deliberate strategy by the government to reconfigure the British economy in the mistaken belief their wealth would trickle down to the rest of the nation. Jacques challenges the architects of these policies and tracks down the foreign multimillionaires turning Britain from a nation of property owners to one of renters, examining the far-reaching effects this will have

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