BBC 2 REVEAL AUTUMN 2011 SLATE
June 23, 2011 | UK TV News
BBC 2 have announced details of their upcoming Autumn line up and there is a really good solid mix of drama, comedy and factual.
Highlights include the drama The Man Who Put Hitler in the Dock with a starring role for Ian Hart as Adolf Hitler; six part drama The Hour; The new sitcom from Gervais and Merchant Life’s Too Short and Stephen Fry’s Planet Word.
Also one to look forward to is the Bill Nighy starring Page Eight which is written and directed by David Hare, there is also an adapatation of Sarah Waters’ novel The Night Watch adapted by Paula Milne and starring Anna Maxwell Martin and and Claire Foy.
The sitcom Rev starring Tom Hollander will be back for a second run of episodes and there will be major documentary strands on Modern Britain, Mixed Race and Afghanistan. 17 Days is a documentary looking at the fate of the trapped Chilean miners and Origins of Us is a major look at how our bodies can help tell the stories of human evolution, presented by Alice Roberts whilst The Code sees Professor Marcus du Sautoy exploring the secret codes and numbers that govern our world.
Books will also play a major part this autumn too with a new monthly Book Review Show with Kirsty Wark and Martha Kearney, a special on Hilary Mantel and a docmentary to explore the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sense and Sensibility. There will also be an Omnibus doco on William Golding.
Food is also on the agenda with The Hairy Bikers exploring Meals on Wheels and Lorraine Bascal and a series on Home Cooking Made Easy. There will also be a second season of The Great British Bake Off.
There will also be a second series of James May’s Man Lab with more regaining of vital man skills from our forebears lost in these emasculated times. Top Gear will of course also be back as will Frank Skinner, Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon.