BBC Two England Listings

BBC Two England

BBC Two England TV Guide

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Tuesday, January 27 2015
  • Time Show
    • 27 mins ago
      Great British Railway JourneysSeason 6 Episode 2: Greenock to Larkhall

      Michael Portillo continues his journey through southern Scotland, with this leg beginning in the industrial town of Greenock, from where he sets sail in the world's last sea-going paddle steamer. He then sees the devastating effects of last year's fire at the Glasgow School of Art, heads to Blantyre to find out about the humble beginnings of a famous missionary and explorer and learns to make sourdough in a bakery in Strathaven before finishing his trip in Larkhall

    • in 3 mins

      Zeinab Badawi speaks with British Muslim campaigner Moazzam Beg, who shares his opinion on how current counter-terrorism measures are fuelling the problems they are trying to fight

    • in 28 mins
      BBC NewsBBC News

      The latest national and international stories as they break

    • 7:00am
      The Daily PoliticsDaily Politics

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

    • 8:00am
      CoastSeason 6 Episode 4: Western Isles & Shetland

      The team goes island-hopping in Scotland, around the Western Isles and out to Shetland. Nick Crane has a close encounter with dolphins on Eriskay and gets invited to a golden wedding party - along with everyone else on the island - while Neil Oliver hears the tragic story of a 1918 shipwreck off the Isle of Lewis in which more than 200 servicemen returning home from the First World War were drowned. Hermione Cockburn tests the acoustic qualities of Fingal's Cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa and Miranda Krestovnikoff searches for the shy otters of Shetland

    • 8:35am
      Reel History of BritainSeason 1 Episode 2: Britain's First Teenagers

      In central London, Melvyn Bragg takes his vintage mobile cinema to Soho to look back to the 1950s, the decade that gave birth to the teenager. Singer Marty Wilde explains how the new music scene brightened up post-war Britain, and former 'wild man of rock' Wee Willie Harris reminisces about the rowdy youths who dominated the dance floors

    • 9:05am
      Reel History of BritainSeason 1 Episode 3: Soldier, Soldier

      Melvyn Bragg takes his vintage cinema to the Queen's Lancashire Regiment Museum and Barracks in Preston, where he looks back at the First World War. Richard Bell talks about his great-uncle Donald who received the highest award for valour during the Battle of the Somme in 1916, Les Bond describes the sacrifices made by his home town of Accrington's Pals battalion, and Rita Humphrey tells the story of her uncle Walter Tull - the first black officer in the British Army

    • 9:35am
      ChurchillSeason 1 Episode 2: To Conquer or to Die

      Second in a four-part series chronicling the life of Britain's great wartime leader, examining how Churchill became the symbol of the country's struggle for survival through the crises of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz

    • 10:35am
      The Wooden Horse

      British PoWs in a German camp try to escape their captors by using a gymnasium vaulting horse to cover their tunneling activities. Jack Lee's fact-based World War Two adventure is particularly involving, and the action really hots up once the fugitives have made it out of their prison. Leo Genn, David Tomlinson, Anthony Steel and David Greene star. Part of the Summer of British Film season

    • 12:15pm
      Flog It!Tavistock 20

      Experts Philip Serrell and Charlie Ross examine heirlooms and collectibles brought along by members of the public in Tavistock, Devon, while presenter Paul Martín has a look around the nearby Endsleigh Gardens

    • 1:00pm
      EggheadsSeason 15 Episode 95: EPISODE: 95

      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 17: Swansea to Hereford

      Michael Portillo begins in the ruinous gardens at Aberglasney House near Llandeilo before riding shotgun in the driver's cab on one of the most scenic routes in Britain. Over the border in Leominster, Herefordshire, he steps out onto the dance floor at the Lion Hotel Ballroom, where a grand ball was held to celebrate the opening of the Ludlow to Hereford railway, and finishes this leg of his journey at a traditional cider house in Hereford

    • 2:00pm
      Holocaust Memorial Day

      Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, more than 200 survivors attend a ceremony in central London commemorating those who were killed and persecuted by the Nazis, as well as victims of later genocides, through music, poetry and personal testimony. Readers include John Hurt, Michael Palin, Keeley Hawes and Christopher Eccleston, while among those providing the music will be cellist Simon Wallfisch, whose grandmother Anita Lasker-Wallfisch played in the camp orchestra at Auschwitz and will be in the audience. Presented by David Dimbleby

    • 3:00pm
      Alex Polizzi - The FixerSeason 3 Episode 3: The Singing Kettle

      The return after a mid-series break of the programme in which the hotelier and entrepreneur finds solutions for certain critical issues that lead to the closure of many small businesses. Two-and-a-half years ago, Marlene and Ray Messer followed their dream and bought the Singing Kettle tearooms in the Devon resort of Torquay, but business has taken a turn for the worse and Alex tells them they need to adapt to survive. She takes them to visit a luxury bakery to find out what today's cake-buying customer desires, hoping they learn to identify a new target market

    • 4:00pm
      Touched by Auschwitz

      Feature-length documentary marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp by Red Army troops. Laurence Rees travels to Jerusalem, Chicago, London, Bavaria, Krakow and Tel Aviv to talk to six survivors, along with their friends and families, who discuss the problems, challenges and triumphs that they have experienced since the end of the Second World War. Among those interviewed are Tadeusz, who became a doctor but still had to fight persecution by Communists in Poland, and Hermann, who went on to become a successful antiques dealer in Bavaria, but still suffers from recurring nightmares

    • 5:30pm

      Stephen Smith examines the wider cultural impact of a shrinking BBC. Presented by Kirsty Wark

    • 6:20pm
      Dragons' DenSeason 12 Episode 7: EPISODE: 7

      The business ideas contest returns after a mid-series break, with Kelly Hoppen, Piers Linney, Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden and Duncan Bannatyne evaluating more pitches. The Den is full of eye-catching businesses, with male leggings, high-vis sportswear, sandwich boards with a difference and an energy-efficient light bulb all up for scrutiny. A photo-booth company offers the Dragons the chance to capture their time in the studio, and Deborah takes a stroll on a lawn to test out a new stiletto accessory. Evan Davis presents

    • 7:20pm
      Film 2015Season 8 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

      Claudia Winkleman and Danny Leigh cast their eyes over the week's latest big-screen releases, including Johnny Depp's action comedy Mortdecai, co-starring Ewan McGregor and Gwyneth Paltrow, and the remake of The Gambler, with Mark Wahlberg. Plus, two films starring Oscar Isaac - crime drama A Most Violent Year, with Jessica Chastain, and Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, co-starring Domhnall Gleeson (who is due to appear alongside Isaac yet again in the forthcoming new Star Wars movie)

    • 11:00pm
      Schools - The Code

      Marcus du Sautoy explores the hidden code that underpins nature, going in search of the numbers, shapes and patterns in everything from human veins to the night sky

    • 11:30pm
      Schools: Ecomaths: Key Stage 3

      Stefan Gates investigates sustainable energy in Sussex, and meets students who use algebra to compare different types of energy

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