BBC Two

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

    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

    Eggheads

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

  • The League of Gentlemen

    The League of Gentlemen

    Dark, surreal comedy about the strange inhabitants of the small town of Royston Vasey.

  • 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 multi-…

  • 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

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

  • 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…

  • Victoria Derbyshire

    Victoria Derbyshire

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

  • Athletics

    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 t…

  • Autumnwatch

    Autumnwatch

    Following UK wildlife in the autumn.

  • 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…

  • Springwatch

    Springwatch

    Springwatch is an annual BBC television series which charts the fortunes of British wildlife during…

  • 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

    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 t…

  • 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…

  • Louis Theroux

    Louis Theroux

    The documentary work of British-American journalist Louis Theroux.

  • 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

    Mum

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

  • Newsnight

    Newsnight

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

  • Mastermind

    Mastermind

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

  • BBC Music Awards

    BBC Music Awards

    Since 2014, the BBC have held this annual music awards ceremony featuring performances from some of…

  • Insert Name Here

    Insert Name Here

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

  • 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 purpo…

  • Big Dreams Small Spaces

    Big Dreams Small Spaces

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

  • This Farming Life

    This Farming Life

    The BBC Two show presents an insight into the life of modern farming.

  • Tribes, Predators & Me

    Tribes, Predators & Me

    Gordon Buchanan travels around the globe, exploring how traditional hunting methods are used in trib…

  • Employable Me

    Employable Me

    The BBC Two series follows some of the country's most extraordinary job seekers as they attempt to p…

  • 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…

  • Normal for Norfolk

    Normal for Norfolk

    Observational documentary series following eccentric gentleman farmer Desmond MacCarthy as he strugg…

  • Triathlon: World Series

    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…

  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    BBC coverage of the world's greatest flower show.

  • Springwatch Unsprung

    Springwatch Unsprung

    The Springwatch team answer audience questions and give in-depth analysis of the season's wildlife.

  • Today at Wimbledon

    Today at Wimbledon

    A look back at the day's action and a preview of the big matches.

  • Golf: Scottish Open

    Golf: Scottish Open

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

  • Exodus: Our Journey

    Exodus: Our Journey

    In 2015, we gave cameras to some of the people who smuggled themselves into Europe, to record where…

  • Saving Lives at Sea

    Saving Lives at Sea

    Documentary following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

  • Golf: The Open

    Golf: The Open

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

  • RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

    RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

    Coverage of the last major flower show of the season.

  • Proms Extra

    Proms Extra

    The weekly Proms magazine show. Presented by Katie Derham.

  • Inside the Factory

    Inside the Factory

    Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey get exclusive access to some of the largest food factories in Britai…

  • Debatable

    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.

  • Today at Conference

    Today at Conference

    A review of the day's activity at conference.

  • Walt Disney

    Walt Disney

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

  • Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney

    Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney

    Neil Oliver, Chris Packham, Andy Torbet and Dr Shini Somara join hundreds of archaeologists from aro…

  • 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 previ…

  • Common Sense

    Common Sense

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

  • Our Dancing Town

    Our Dancing Town

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

  • Revolting

    Revolting

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

  • Hospital

    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

    SAS: Rogue Warriors

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

  • 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 an…

  • 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.

  • The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

    The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

    Ten thousand engineers and construction workers fight to stop London's streets caving in or snarling…

  • 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-…

  • 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

    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.

  • Letterbox

    Letterbox

    Letterbox is the game show for everybody with no physical games and no tricky quiz questions.Pairs o…

  • Easter from King's

    Easter from King's

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

  • Trust Me, I'm a Vet

    Trust Me, I'm a Vet

    There are almost 60 million pets in the UK and, from flea collars and worm treatments to vaccination…

  • Celebrity Eggheads

    Celebrity Eggheads

    Celebrity editions of the popular general knowledge quiz in which teams from across the UK battle to…

  • Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure

    Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure

    Arabist, writer, explorer and Marrakech resident Alice Morrison follows the Salt Roads - once one of…

  • Inside Versailles

    Inside Versailles

    A closer look at the history behind the drama series Versailles.

  • Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life

    Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life

    Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life is a landmark series revealing Mexico's astonishing wildlife, lands…

  • The Chillenden Murders

    The Chillenden Murders

    The Chillenden Murders is a 2-part documentary examining the brutal killings of Lin Russell and her…

  • Paul Hollywood's Big Continental Road Trip

    Paul Hollywood's Big Continental Road Trip

    Paul Hollywood road trips around the continent.

  • The Life Swap Adventure

    The Life Swap Adventure

    The Life Swap Adventure is a BBC series in which each episode follows two people from opposite sides…

  • Election Spy

    Election Spy

    Filmed on the afternoon of transmission, Election Spy takes a comic look behind the scenes at the po…

  • Cricket: Champions Trophy Highlights

    Cricket: Champions Trophy Highlights

    Highlights of the Champions Trophy.

  • Curious Creatures

    Curious Creatures

    Curious Creatures is an entertaining and enlightening show that celebrates all facets of the fascina…

  • Sailing: America's Cup Highlights

    Sailing: America's Cup Highlights

    Coverage of the America's Cup.

  • Nadiya's British Food Adventure

    Nadiya's British Food Adventure

    Nadiya's British Food Adventure is a series that follows Nadiya Hussain as she takes a culinary road…

  • The Sweet Makers

    The Sweet Makers

    Four modern confectioners step back in time to discover what life was like for their Tudor predecess…

  • The Mash Report

    The Mash Report

    Satirical and surreal news show. Nish Kumar and a cast of hilarious correspondents keep you up to da…

  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown

    The Big Family Cooking Showdown

    The Big Family Cooking Showdown is a competitive food show that celebrates favourite family recipes,…

  • Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India & Pakistan

    Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India & Pakistan

    Journalists and presenting talent Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel either side of the contentio…

  • No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?

    Is the way we treat boys and girls the real reason we haven't achieved equality between men and wome…

  • Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

    Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

    Millions dream of going into space, but how many of us have what it takes? Astronaut Chris Hadfield…

  • Mountain: Life at the Extreme

    Mountain: Life at the Extreme

    Documentary series revealing the extraordinary animals and remarkable people who make a home on the…

  • World's Busiest Cities

    World's Busiest Cities

    Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan reveal the hidden systems and armies of people running some of…

  • Richard Osman's House of Games

    Richard Osman's House of Games

    Richard Osman's House of Games is a game show in which a group of four celebrities go toe to toe in…

  • Russia with Simon Reeve

    Russia with Simon Reeve

    Simon Reeve travels across the world's biggest country, Russia.On the centenary anniversary of the R…

  • The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

    The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

    With unparalleled and intimate access, this four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives…

  • Front Row

    Front Row

    Front Row is a series that brings viewers a rich mix of interviews, news, features and performances…

  • Army: Behind the New Frontlines

    Army: Behind the New Frontlines

    Filmed over 18 months, this series goes into the heart of the British Army. Through the eyes of the…

  • Britain Afloat

    Britain Afloat

    Britain Afloat explores the regional distinctiveness of boat design and the floating way of life, fr…

  • Billion Dollar Deals and How They Changed Your World

    Billion Dollar Deals and How They Changed Your World

    The story of how our world was changed by people we have never heard of, transforming our lives with…

  • Elizabeth I's Secret Agents

    Elizabeth I's Secret Agents

    Elizabeth I's Secret Agents is a three-part series that uncovers the network of spymasters and secre…

  • Lucy Worsley's Nights at the Opera

    Lucy Worsley's Nights at the Opera

    For centuries in western culture, opera has been the greatest show on earth. Historian Lucy Worsley…

  • Nigella: At My Table

    Nigella: At My Table

    Nigella Lawson is back with a series packed with simple recipes full of complex flavour. Food we can…

  • Rick Stein's Road to Mexico

    Rick Stein's Road to Mexico

    Rick Stein's Road to Mexico journeys down through North America to explore the hottest food trend, M…

  • Extreme Wives with Kate Humble

    Extreme Wives with Kate Humble

    Kate Humble has spent time with communities all over the world, and has been struck by how often the…

  • Britain's Classroom Heroes

    Britain's Classroom Heroes

    Award ceremony honouring the extraordinary skills and dedication of Britain's best teachers.

  • Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain

    Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain

    Series examining the effects of individual bombs that fell during the Blitz, from their initial impa…

  • Expedition Volcano

    Expedition Volcano

    Chris Jackson, Xand Van Tulleken and Aldo Kane take part in an extraordinary expedition to one of th…

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