BBC Two has unveiled a slate of titles across factual, current affairs, arts and music for its spring and summer schedule.
BBC2 controller Patrick Holland has also talked in more detail about his vision for BBC Two, outlining the three themes that underpin it – reasserting the role of authorship; feeling more vital and relevant to the audience; and embracing all the specialisms on the channel from science, history, arts and religion to current affairs, natural history, documentaries, music.
The new titles include:
Breadline: A new documentary series from Keo Films, the makers of Exodus: Our Journey to Europe, which explores what it means for families to be living and working on the poverty line.
20 Days: Reveals the extraordinary sequence of events following the resignation of David Cameron. Produced by Juniper TV, the writers are Justin Hardy and Samir Shah, the Producer is Samir Shah and the Director is Justin Hardy.
Brexit means Brexit: Patrick Forbes traces the turbulent months following the referendum. Produced by Oxford Film and Television.
Jo Cox: Death of an MP: A new film that tells the inside story of the horrific murder of Jo Cox MP. Produced by Amos, the Executive producer is Dan Reed is the Executive producer and Toby Paton is the Producer/Director.
Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution: A celebration of the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles. It is made by Huge Films, director is Francis Hanly and the producers are Martin R. Smith and Jonathan Clyde.
Queen Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents: New history series that reveals the creation of the first national secret service during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. It is being made by 72 Films where the Executive Producer is David Glover and the Series Producer is Chris Durlacher.
Operation: New science series that lifts the lid on the latest innovations in surgery as revealed in the operating theatres of Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Executive Producers for Dragonfly Film & TV are Richard Bond & Simon Kerfoot.
John le Carre: Major new profile of writer John le Carré. It is being made by BBC Studios, Pacific Quay Productions. The Executive Producer is Richard Bright.
Patrick Holland said: “I believe BBC Two has a unique role in the broadcasting landscape – to bring the increasingly complex and changing world to the audience through expert perspective, human engagement and great storytelling and the new programmes I’m announcing today signal my vision for the channel."
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