BBC Two is a UK channel owned and operated by the BBC. The channel is the second terrestrial TV channel available across the country and launched in 1964. The channel tends to lend itself to more 'highbrow' programming than the mainstream channel BBC One. The channels most successful programs include 'Top Gear' and 'The Culture Show'. Comedies that are often shown on BBC Two first often move to BBC One if they attract a high enough audience. One of the highest rating shows in the UK 'Great British Bake Off' originally began on BBC Two, but has more recently moved to BBC One.

Popular BBC Two shows

This Season's Shows

  • Peaky Blinders

    Peaky Blinders

    An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham.

  • Mock the Week

    Mock the Week

    Comedy show combining the best elements of panel show, stand-up and improvised games with two teams…

  • Inside No. 9

    Inside No. 9

    An anthology of darkly comic twisted tales by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, each one taking…

  • Top Gear

    Top Gear

    Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and the most widely wa…

  • QI


    Comedy quiz show in which contestants are rewarded if their answers are quite interesting.

  • Later... with Jools Holland

    Later... with Jools Holland

    Jools Holland presents BBC Two's flagship music show, with legendary musicians and brand new acts fr…

  • Eggheads


    General knowledge quiz in which teams from all over the UK battle to beat the formidable Eggheads.

  • Live at the Apollo

    Live at the Apollo

    Live at the Apollo (formerly titled Jack Dee Live at the Apollo) is a British stand-up comedy progra…

  • The Last Kingdom

    The Last Kingdom

    The Last Kingdom is a show of heroic deeds and epic battles but with a thematic depth that embraces…

  • Dragons' Den

    Dragons' Den

    Series in which budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five mult…

  • The Apprentice: You're Fired

    The Apprentice: You're Fired

    The Apprentice: You're Fired is a spinoff from the hugely popular TV series The Apprentice [UK]. The…

  • Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week

    Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week

    An ultimate endurance challenge as 29 of the UK's fittest men and women are pushed beyond their ment…

  • Horizon


    "Horizon" tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen bef…

  • Cradle to Grave

    Cradle to Grave

    In Cradle to Grave, 15-year-old Danny Baker is the guide through the ups and downs of life with the…

  • Natural World

    Natural World

    BBC Two's classic wildlife series which tells in-depth stories of incredible animals, featuring awar…

  • Gardeners' World

    Gardeners' World

    Gardening show packed with good ideas, tips, advice from experts and timely reminders to get the mos…

  • W1A


    Comedy follow up to Twenty Twelve. Former Olympic head of deliverance Ian Fletcher now has a job as…

  • Victoria Derbyshire

    Victoria Derbyshire

    Victoria Derbyshire presents the daily news and current affairs programme with original stories, exc…

  • Athletics


    Various athletics events are presented live and free across the BBC. Gabby Logan and Ore Oduba norma…

  • Daily Politics

    Daily Politics

    The days politics are analysed and reviewed on both a national and international level.

  • Great British Menu

    Great British Menu

    Top chefs from across the nation compete for the chance to cook a four-course banquet for a high-pro…

  • University Challenge

    University Challenge

    Academic quiz show where teams of students from UK universities answer questions on all manner of su…

  • Nature's Weirdest Events

    Nature's Weirdest Events

    Chris Packham examines some of the weirdest natural events on the planet. With the help of footage…

  • Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two

    Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two

    Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, or simply, Strictly: It Takes Two, is a British television prog…

  • The House That £100k Built

    The House That £100k Built

    Architectural journalist and critic Kieran Long and award winning architect Piers Taylor are followi…

  • Trust Me I'm a Doctor

    Trust Me I'm a Doctor

    Going behind the headlines to give you the definitive answers to your health questions. Can you be f…

  • Winterwatch


    Live from the Scottish Highlands as our wildlife faces up to the most extreme and challenging time o…

  • Jack Dee's HelpDesk

    Jack Dee's HelpDesk

    Jack Dee and a panel of four guest comedians turn agony uncle to help a live studio audience solve…

  • Great British Railway Journeys

    Great British Railway Journeys

    Documentary series in which Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country by train.

  • Stargazing Live

    Stargazing Live

    Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain are at Jodrell Bank Observatory, and joined by special guests…

  • Only Connect

    Only Connect

    Quiz show in which connections must be made between apparently unconnected things, where patience an…

  • Masterchef: The Professionals

    Masterchef: The Professionals

    The hunt for a young chef who wants to make it to the top of the culinary world.

  • The Great Pottery Throw Down

    The Great Pottery Throw Down

    Ten home potters from around the country head to Stoke-on-Trent, the home of pottery, in their quest…

  • An Island Parish

    An Island Parish

    An Island Parish is a British television documentary made by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC2 which…

  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

    Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

    Antiques experts accompany celebrities on a road trip around the UK searching for treasures and comp…

  • Mum


    Subtle family sitcom following Cathy as she moves on from the death of her husband. Starting with th…

  • Newsnight


    Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news programme and runs on BBC2 five nights a week. Its format, with…

  • Mastermind


    Mastermind is a British quiz show, well known for its challenging questions, intimidating setting an…

  • Upstart Crow

    Upstart Crow

    Comedy about William Shakespeare as he starts to make a name for himself in London while also trying…

  • Insert Name Here

    Insert Name Here

    Sue Perkins presents brand new comedy panel show "Insert Name Here", all about famous people, past a…

  • QI XL

    QI XL

    An extended version of the popular BBC Two quiz show created and co-produced by John Lloyd, hosted b…

  • Jools's Annual Hootenanny

    Jools's Annual Hootenanny

    Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra present a evening of music and chat, welcoming in t…

  • Carols from King's

    Carols from King's

    A celebration of Christmas with the annual televised service from the Chapel of King's College, Camb…

  • Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

    Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

    The best bits and favourite moments from Saturday Kitchen.

  • New Year's Day Concert

    New Year's Day Concert

    A classical music concert from a venue around the world to bring in the new year.

  • MOTD2 Extra

    MOTD2 Extra

    Extended discussion and coverage of Saturday's premier league games, hosted by Mark Chapman.

  • Talking Pictures

    Talking Pictures

    A look back at TV and movie appearances by legends of the silver screen.

  • This World

    This World

    This World is a current affairs documentary programme which broadcast by BBC Two in United Kingdom,…

  • Masters Snooker Extra

    Masters Snooker Extra

    Hazel Irvine present highlights from the competition.

  • Ski Sunday

    Ski Sunday

    A magazine show hosted by Graham Bell and Ed Leigh that focuses on Skiing and other winter sports.

  • Masters Snooker Highlights

    Masters Snooker Highlights

    Highlights of the day's action presented by Hazel Irvine.

  • The Great Interior Design Challenge

    The Great Interior Design Challenge

    The search for Britain's best amateur interior designers. Working in a variety of architectural styl…

  • Great American Railroad Journeys

    Great American Railroad Journeys

    Michael Portillo crosses the Atlantic to ride the railroads of America, armed with Appleton's Genera…

  • Robot Wars

    Robot Wars

    40 teams of amateur robot fighting enthusiasts battle it out over a series of rounds in a huge pur…

  • Big Dreams Small Spaces

    Big Dreams Small Spaces

    Monty Don works with amateur gardeners up and down the country to transform their spaces.

  • Two Doors Down

    Two Doors Down

    Comedy centred around a couple and their insufferable neighbours.

  • Golf: The Masters

    Live coverage of The Masters compeition.

  • Bake Off Crème de la Crème

    Bake Off Crème de la Crème

    Celebrated chef Tom Kerridge hosts the search for Britain's best team of pastry chefs. The teams mus…

  • Triathlon: World Series

    Highlights from the Triathlon World Series.

  • Rick Stein's Long Weekends

    Rick Stein's Long Weekends

    Rick Stein embarks on a series of culinary long weekends in search of food excellence and brilliant…

  • Golf: Scottish Open

    Golf: Scottish Open

    Coverage of the Scottish Open from the picturesque Loch Lomond course.

  • Golf: The Open

    The Open Championship is the oldest of the four Major Championships in professional golf.

  • Debatable


    Daily quiz show where a panel of famous faces use their knowledge to try and help a contestant win m…

  • The Premier League Football Show

    The Premier League Football Show

    The Premier League Football Show is a weekly magazine programme featuring in-depth interviews with t…

  • NFL: This Week

    NFL: This Week

    The latest American football action from the fledgling NFL season.

  • Walt Disney

    Walt Disney

    Documentary about the life and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring archival footage only recently rele…

  • Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets Of Orkney

    Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets Of Orkney

    Orkney - seven miles off the coast of Scotland and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fa…

  • The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

    The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

    Award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress and property enthusiast Caroline Quentin (who prev…

  • Thailand: Earth's Tropical Paradise

    Thailand: Earth's Tropical Paradise

    Documentary exploring the tropical paradise of Thailand. Southern Thailand is the Thailand we think…

  • Common Sense

    Common Sense

    Common Sense is a new, fast turn-around comedy series, voiced by Gavin & Stacey's Ruth Jones.…

  • Our Dancing Town

    Our Dancing Town

    The people of Barnsley, Huddersfield, Skipton and York have put their best feet forward for a brand…

  • Revolting


    The team behind Bafta-winning satirical comedy The Revolution Will be Televised, Jolyon Rubinstein…

  • Hospital


    Filmed over six weeks during the past three months, Hospital is the story of the NHS in unprecedente…

  • Tennis: Australian Open Highlights

    Tennis: Australian Open Highlights

    Action from Melbourne Park in the first Grand Slam event of the year.

  • SAS: Rogue Warriors

    The Special Air Service is the world's most famous combat unit with the motto ‘Who Dares Wins' - bu…

  • Sicily: The Wonder of the Mediterranean

    Historian Michael Scott journeys through Sicily to find out how 3,000 years of conquest and settleme…

  • Nitro Athletics: Usain Bolt Takes on the World

    Nitro Athletics: Usain Bolt Takes on the World

    Coverage of Nitro Athletics. 6 international teams compete in traditional events such as the 100m…

  • Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston's Casebook

    Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston's Casebook

    Surgeon Gabriel Weston has spent many years studying the workings of the human body. In this new s…

  • Meet the Lords

    Meet the Lords

    In a TV first, Meet the Lords takes viewers behind the scenes at the House of Lords, with exclusive…

  • The Secrets of Your Food

    The Secrets of Your Food

    The Secrets of Your Food is the delicious science story of the food on your plate. Michael Mosley an…

  • Mary Berry Everyday

    Mary Berry Everyday

    Mary Berry celebrates the everyday food and ingredients she has always loved to cook.

  • Back to the Land with Kate Humble

    Back to the Land with Kate Humble

    This series champions the UK's most inspirational rural entrepreneurs. Kate Humble and Geetie Singh-…

  • The Best of British Takeaways

    The Best of British Takeaways

    We are a nation in love with takeaways. We spend six billion pounds on them every year and have more…

  • Down the Mighty River with Steve Backshall

    Down the Mighty River with Steve Backshall

    Adventurer and naturalist Steve Backshall sets out to explore one of the wildest rivers in the world…

  • The Repair Shop

    The Repair Shop

    The Repair Shop is a workshop of dreams, where broken or damaged cherished family heirlooms are brou…

  • Wild Ireland: The Edge of the World

    Colin Stafford Johnson journeys along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world, featuring…

  • Turkey with Simon Reeve

    Turkey with Simon Reeve

    Adventurer and author Simon Reeve is on a journey around Turkey - a land of beauty and extremes, in…

  • Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby

    Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby

    Giles Coren and Monica Galetti roll up their sleeves to work alongside staff in some of the most ext…

  • American Justice

    American Justice

    Located in the city of Jacksonville, Florida's 'murder capital', this series tells the story of the…

  • Me and My Dog: The Ultimate Contest

    Me and My Dog: The Ultimate Contest

    In a brand new series presented by Chris Packham, Me and My Dog sees eight owners and their dogs fro…

  • Second Chance Summer: Tuscany

    Second Chance Summer: Tuscany

    Ten strangers, all at a crossroads in life, are about to embark on an experience that could change t…

  • The World According to Kids

    The World According to Kids

    70 children aged between six and 11 across the UK tell us what they really think of the world, with…

  • World Championship Snooker Highlights

    World Championship Snooker Highlights

    Daily highlights of the Snooker World Championship from The Crucible in Sheffield.

  • Easter from King's

    Easter from King's

    Easter music and readings from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

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