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###Programs, scheduling information and discussion for ABC2.

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###Week commencing 3 January 2016


Sunday, 3 January 2016
7:30pm The True Story: The Da Vinci Code
8:30pm Movie: The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Monday, 4 January 2016
7:30pm River Monsters: Jungle Killer
8:30pm Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends: India
9:20pm Ross Kemp On Gangs: El Salvador

Tuesday, 5 January 2016
7:30pm River Monsters: Killer Snakehead
8:30pm Series Premiere Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week
9:35pm Banged Up Abroad: Hasidic King of Coke

Wednesday, 6 January 2016
7:30pm River Monsters: Demon Fish
8:30pm Burger Bar To Gourmet Star
9:20pm My Tattoo Addiction

Thursday, 7 January 2016
7:30pm River Monsters: Alaskan Horror
8:30pm The Office
9:00pm Extras: Patrick
9:30pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Stephen Mangan
10:05pm Inside Amy Schumer: Real Sext

Friday, 8 January 2016
7:30pm River Monsters: Death Ray
8:30pm Series Premiere This Old Thing: Chevonne
9:20pm Ladyboys: Living The Dream

Saturday, 9 January 2016
7:30pm Penn and Teller: Fool Us

8:30pm Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow: Blackpool
9:15pm New Series Live at the Apollo
10:00pm Inside Amy Schumer: A Porn Star Is Born


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###Week commencing 10 January 2016


Sunday 10 January 2016
7:30pm Build a New Life in the Country: Yorkshire
8:15pm Dream Build
8:30pm Movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Monday 11 January 2016
7:30pm River Monsters: Rift Valley Killers
8:20pm The Checkout: Snack Size: Lemon Aid
8:30pm Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends: South Africa
9:20pm Ross Kemp On Gangs: Cape Town

Tuesday 12 January 2016
7:30pm River Monsters: Congo Killer
8:20pm The Checkout: Snack Size: Fine Print
8:30pm Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week
9:30pm Banged Up Abroad: Chilean Prison Break

Wednesday 13 January 2016
7:30pm River Monsters: Hidden Predator
8:20pm The Checkout: Snack Size: Who Do They Think They Are?
8:30pm Burger Bar To Gourmet Star
9:15pm My Tattoo Addiction

Thursday 14 January 2016
7:30pm River Monsters: Piranha
8:20pm The Checkout: Snack Size: Head Lice/Oral B
8:30pm The Office
9:00pm Extras: Orlando
9:30pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Liza Tarbuck
10:00pm Inside Amy Schumer: The Horror

Friday 15 January 2016
7:30pm River Monsters: Alligator Gar
8:20pm The Checkout: Snack Size: A2 Milk
8:30pm This Old Thing: Emma
9:15pm Ladyboys: Philippine Beauty Queens

Saturday 16 January 2016
7:30pm Penn and Teller: Fool Us
8:30pm Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow: Dublin
9:15pm Live at the Apollo
10:05pm Inside Amy Schumer: The Horror


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###Week commencing 17 January 2016


Sunday 17 January 2016
7:30pm Build a New Life in the Country: Brecon
8:15pm Dream Build
8:30pm Movie: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

7.30 pm Mon-Fri River Monsters

Monday 18 January 2016
8:20pm The Checkout: Snack Size: Door Knockers: Arbonne
8:30pm Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends: Body Building
9:20pm Ross Kemp On Gangs: St Louis
10:05pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg: John Bishop

Tuesday 19 January 2016
8:30pm Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week
9:30pm Banged Up Abroad
10:20pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg: Nick Frost

Wednesday 20 January 2016
8:30pm Burger Bar To Gourmet Star
9:15pm Premiere Special - 2000 Tattoos But Don’t Judge Me

10:00pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg: Last Leg Of The Year

Thursday 21 January 2016
8:30pm The Office
9:00pm Extras: David Bowie
9:30pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Bob Mortimer
10:05pm Inside Amy Schumer: Gang Bang
10:25pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg: Dara O’Briain

Friday 22 January 2016
8:30pm This Old Thing With Dawn O’Porter: Liza
9:15pm Kids With Tourette’s: In Their Own Words
10:05pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg: Alan Davies
10:45pm Burger Bar To Gourmet Star

Saturday 23 January 2016
7:30pm Penn And Teller: Fool Us
8:15pm Would I Lie To You?
8:45pm Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow: Bristol
9:30pm Live at the Apollo
10:20pm Inside Amy Schumer: Gang Bang


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###River Monsters Series 6

Returns Tuesday 2 February at 7:30pm

Jeremy Wade, freshwater detective, biologist and extreme angler, returns with this sixth season of River Monsters in February on ABC2

All over the Amazon, Jeremy has heard stories of a monster fish that grows so large, it’s said to swallow
men whole.

Locals call it the lau-lau but after 20 years of searching, from Peru to Brazil and Colombia, the evidence
Jeremy needs - a single colossal specimen, stills eludes him.

Now though, he’s discovered a secret, untouched location deep in Guyana’s remote rainforests where he
suspects they may be thriving. Imbedding himself in the wild jungle, this time it’s different: he’s not coming
back until he catches it.


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###Dara O’Briain: Craic Dealer

Saturday 6 February at 8:45pm

One of the world’s best stand-ups brings his incisive wit to bear on the absurdities of modern life.

Recorded in front of a packed Edinburgh Playhouse, Dara O’Briain: Craic Dealer is a consummate comedy hour brimming with incisive wit and easy-going charm.

Regarded as one of the stand-up greats by discerning fans and fellow comics alike, Dara O Briain is also an established TV star, hosting UK panel show institutions Mock the Week and The Apprentice: You’re Fired!.

In this smart, accessible show, the award-winning comedian regales his audience with a unique blend of whip-smart punch lines and ingenious audience interaction. Whether dissecting the absurdities of modern life with skilful precision, or waxing lyrical with another self-deprecating yarn, he injects his material with remarkable insight and warmth.

An Open Mike production for BBC2


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Schedule updates

David Bowie: Five Years In The Making Of An Icon

Wednesday 13 January at 9.15pm
This documentary provides unprecedented access to David Bowie’s personal archive, including previously unseen footage. This is the definitive portrait of one of rock’s most influential stars.

Extras: David Bowie

Thursday 14 January at 9pm
David Bowie guest stars in the hit Ricky Gervais comedy, Extras. Andy (Ricky Gervais) has realised that fame is not all it is cracked up to be, when his sitcom receives terrible reviews. The public, however, give him encouragement. He’s recognised by a homeless man and his “biggest fan” in a pub. But when Andy and his friends head to a classy bar, he discovers that even David Bowie wants to mock him, in the form of a song - “the little fat man who sold his soul”.


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###Week commencing 24 January 2016


Sunday 24 January
7:30pm Build a New Life in the Country: Lancashire
8:15pm Dream Build: Flipped House
8:25pm Gruen Pitch Rewind: Government Surveillance
8:30pm Movie: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

7.30 pm Mon-Fri River Monsters

Monday 25 January
8:20pm Back Seat Drivers: Bucket List: Jordan Raskopoulos, Merrick Watts & Anne Edmonds
8:30pm Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends: Thailand
9:20pm Ross Kemp On Gangs: Moscow

Tuesday 26 January
8:30pm Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week
9:30pm Banged Up Abroad: Venezuela Hustle

Wednesday 27 January
8:20pm Back Seat Drivers
8:30pm Fit in or Fail: Secrets of China

9:25pm Bodyshockers

Thursday 28 January
8:25pm Back Seat Drivers
8:30pm The Office
9:00pm Extras: Radcliffe
9:30pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Bob Mortimer
10:00pm Inside Amy Schumer: Gang Bang

Friday 29 January
8:20pm Back Seat Drivers
8:30pm This Old Thing with Dawn O’Porter
9:15pm Tourettes on the Job

Saturday 30 January
7:30pm Penn And Teller
8:15pm Would I Lie To You?
8:50pm Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow
9:35pm Live at the Apollo
10:20pm Inside Amy Schumer: Gang Bang


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###Week commencing 31 January 2016


Sunday 31 January
7:30pm Build a New Life in the Country: Kent
8:15pm Dream Build: Cocoon House
8:25pm Gruen Pitch Rewind: AFL In The Olympics
8:30pm Fiona O’Loughlin’s Greatest Hits
9:55pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks
10:25pm Bodyshockers

Monday 1 February
7:30pm River Monsters
8:20pm Gruen Pitch Rewind: Democrats
8:30pm Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends
9:20pm Ross Kemp: Extreme World: Rio De Janeiro
10:05pm Return The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Tuesday 2 February
7:30pm New Series River Monsters

8:20pm Gruen Pitch Rewind: Whale Meat
8:30pm Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week
9:30pm Banged Up Abroad: Busted in Bangkok
10:15pm The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Wednesday 3 February
7:30pm River Monsters: Amazon Titanic
8:20pm Gruen Pitch Rewind: Bagdad Green Zone Tourist Resort
8:30pm Desperate For Love: Secrets of China
9:30pm Bodyshockers
10:15pm The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Thursday 4 February
7:30pm River Monsters: Bone Crusher
8:20pm Gruen Pitch Rewind: Invade New Zealand
8:30pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
9:00pm The Office
9:30pm Extras: Chris Martin
10:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks
10:30pm Inside Amy Schumer
10:55pm The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Friday 5 February
7:30pm River Monsters: Jungle Terminator
8:20pm Gruen Pitch Rewind: No To Buying
8:30pm This Old Thing with Dawn O’Porter: Elissa
9:15pm All Creatures Great And Stuffed
10:05pm The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Saturday 6 February
7:30pm Penn And Teller: Fool Us
8:15pm Would I Lie To You?
8:45pm Premiere Dara O’Briain: Craic Dealer
9:40pm Live at the Apollo: Katherine Ryan
10:25pm Inside Amy Schumer


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Secrets of China - Episode 3: How To Get Rich

Wednesday 10 February at 8:30pm

Billie JD Porter explores how China’s recent boom is changing people’s lives fast. In bustling Guangzhou, she meets struggling migrant workers from the countryside and some super-rich supercar owners.


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###Escape From the Secret Sect

Wednesday 17 February at 8:30pm

There is an invisible community within the UK.

Very little is known about them as they are clandestine and elusive. With approximately 16,000 UK members, they are Britain’s most secretive cult. Now some of them are starting to leave – and have given the Secrets from the Secret Sect filmmakers, exclusive access to their stories.

Exclusive Brethren lead extremely sheltered lives. They aren’t allowed to watch TV, go to the cinema, listen to the radio (or any produced music), go to cafes or restaurants, dance or read literature. The girls are forbidden to cut their hair, wear makeup or trousers and they must wear a traditional headscarf to meetings or when they could be seen publicly.

Cut off from the world and all the evil in it, they only know what their Elders tell them and are taught not to question anything. The documentary follows Emma as she escapes the church and seeks refuge and support from other Ex-Exclusive Brethren. The Amish and the Brethren are alike in many ways with a simple unworldly existence. The Amish enjoy ‘Rumspringa’ where they have a period of time in the modern world before they decide if they want to return. The Exclusive Brethren are not offered such freedom, they have been educated in Brethren only schools not permitted to go to university and are encouraged to be married by 22. Emma watches a film for the first time and listens to her first pop song. However, the price ex- Exclusive Brethren pay for such simple pleasures: never to see their family again…

A Sky UK production.


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###Week commencing 7 February 2016


Sunday 7 February
7:30pm Build a New Life in the Country: Norfolk
8:15pm Dream Build: Jilliby House
8:25pm Gruen Pitch Rewind: Soccer
9:25pm Dara O’Briain
10:25pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Russell Howard

Monday 8 February
7:30pm River Monsters
8:20pm Gruen Pitch Rewind
8:30pm Louis Theroux’s LA Stories: City Of Dogs
9:30pm Ross Kemp: Extreme World: India

Tuesday 9 February
7:30pm River Monsters
8:20pm Gruen Pitch Rewind
8:30pm Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week Final
9:30pm Banged Up Abroad: Escape From the Gulag

Wednesday 10 February
7:30pm Doctor Who: Rose
8:15pm Doctor Who Confidential
8:30pm How To Get Rich: Secrets of China

9:25pm Bodyshockers: Nips, Tucks and Tattoos

Thursday 11 February
7:30pm Doctor Who: The End Of The World
8:15pm TBA
8:30pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
9:00pm The Office
9:30pm Extras: Sir Ian McKellen
10:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Peter Andre

Friday 12 February
7:30pm Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead
8:15pm Doctor Who Confidential
8:30pm This Old Thing With Dawn O’Porter
9:20pm Miracle of the Hudson Plane Crash

Saturday 13 February
7:30pm Penn And Teller: Fool Us
8:15pm Would I Lie To You?
8:45pm Adam Hills: Happyism
9:30pm Live at the Apollo: Russell Kane
10:20pm Inside Amy Schumer


#17

###Peep Show - Season 9

From Tuesday 23 February at 9:00pm

PEEP SHOW is back for a ninth and final series!

Last time we saw Mark (David Mitchell) and Jeremy (Robert Webb) they had just been abandoned and mildly electrocuted in a field, spurned by Dobby’s rejection of their declarations of love in favour of a new life in New York… it looked like the end of the El Dude Brothers.

But now time has passed, and while Jez has some rather constrictive new living quarters, Mark has a new flat mate and has landed a swanky bank job. But it seems that the wounds have not yet healed. Jeremy is reluctant to apologise, at least until the right time is right. Mark on the other hand - content thanks to Napoleon’s correspondence - is determined not to show any emotional scars. The pair have to put their differences aside however in order to celebrate with a newly clean and healthy Super Hans (Matt King). But despite his best efforts a good detox can only last so long, and when Jeremy goes cap in hand to ask for a loan it appears Mark might have his chance for some Machiavellian revenge.

Director Becky Martin, Producer Hannah Mackay, PEEP SHOW is an Objective Productions, an all3 media company for Channel 4.


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###Meet the Elephant Man

Wednesday 24 February at 8:30pm

It’s been over 125 years since the death of Joseph Merrick, ‘The Elephant Man’ now, using Merrick’s skeleton, a team of experts have brought Joseph Merrick back to life.

Joseph Merrick was, for much of his lifetime was regarded as a freak, a sideshow exhibit, a figure of derision.

However, because of the unique friendship of one man his legend endures the legend of the Elephant Man lives on.

With exclusive access to his skeleton - for possibly the last time due to its fragility - they have been able to recreate it in the virtual world and use this as a basis for modelling work - using photographs, measurements, casts and firsthand accounts - that puts flesh onto Merrick’s bones. How did he move? How did he speak? And, most intriguingly, how did he die?

Also, accompanying the team will be Brian Richards, a modern-day sufferer of Proteus Syndrome: the disease that turned Joseph Merrick into the Elephant Man. It’s a hugely personal journey for Brian who is just a year younger than Merrick was when he died - and feels that this is his chance to find the answers he has been seeking about his own future

Narrator Richard Lintern, producer and additional camera Phil Stein, written and directed by Mark > Radice, produced by Windfall Films for Discovery Networks and Channel 4.


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###Week commencing 14 February 2016


Sunday 14 February
7:30pm Build a New Life in the Country: Harris
8:15pm Dream Build: Angophora House
8:25pm Gruen Pitch Rewind: Back To Books
8:30pm Funny As: Kitty Flanaghan Charming and Alarming
9:35pm Bodyshockers: Nips, Tucks and Tattoos
10:25pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Peter Andre

Monday 15 February
7:30pm Doctor Who: Aliens Of London
8:15pm Doctor Who Confidential: I Get A Side-Kick Out Of You
8:30pm Louis Theroux’s LA Stories: Among The Sex Offenders
9:30pm Ross Kemp: Extreme World: Papua New Guinea

Tuesday 16 February
7:30pm Doctor Who: World War Three
8:15pm Doctor Who Confidential: Why On Earth?
8:30pm Good Game Series Return
9:30pm Banged Up Abroad: Nigel Brennan: Nightmare in Somalia

Wednesday 17 February
7:30pm Doctor Who: Dalek
8:15pm Doctor Who Confidential: Dalek
8:30pm Escape From The Secret Sect Premiere Special
9:20pm Bodyshockers: Nips, Tucks and Tattoos

Thursday 18 February
7:30pm Doctor Who: The Long Game
8:15pm Doctor Who Confidential: The Dark Side
8:30pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
9:00pm The Office
9:30pm Extras: Ross
10:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Sara Cox

Friday 19 February
7:30pm Doctor Who: Father’s Day
8:15pm Doctor Who Confidential: Time Trouble
8:30pm Meet The Young Americans: Girls Behind Bars
9:25pm Her Majesty’s Prison: Aylesbury

Saturday 20 February
7:30pm Penn And Teller: Fool Us
8:15pm Would I Lie To You?
8:45pm Wil Anderson: Wiluminati
9:45pm Live At The Apollo: Alan Carr, Andi Osho & Patrick Kielty
10:30pm Inside Amy Schumer: Clown Panties


#20

###Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity

From Monday 29 February at 8:30pm

Award-winning journalist Louis Theroux explores how society treats those who have committed crimes – at times horrifically violent – while in the grip of severe mental illness.

Over the course of these two episodes, Louis Theroux explores the nature of mental illness and spends time with some sufferers in the USA who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Visiting Ohio’s State Psychiatric Hospitals, he meets patients who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity and ordered by the courts to receive treatment in secure psychiatric facilities in the hope of their eventual reintegration back into society.

He also meets patients with a diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’, such as anti-social, borderline and narcissistic, and attempts to understand where mental illness ends and the person begins.

In the first episode, Louis talks to patients attempting to come to terms with their crimes as well as the clinicians entrusted with helping to make them safe. And he investigates the difficult question – when is a patient with a serious crime in their past ready to be returned to the outside world?

Part two sees Louis spend time with patients whose personalities are so intertwined with their illness it makes them more difficult to treat. In doing so he examines the grey area between criminal actions and medical symptoms, and investigates how we define insanity.

BBC production.


#21

###The Ugly Face of Disability Hate Crime

Wednesday 2 March at 8:30pm

Adam Pearson is on a mission to explore disability hate crime; to find out why it goes under reported, under recorded and under peoples’ radar. In this new documentary, Adam challenges people into questioning their attitudes towards disability and disfigurement, to uncover the roots of the issue.

Adam has neurofibromatosis type 1, a condition that causes benign tumours to grow on nerve endings, in his case, on his face. He is disfigured and disabled and has experienced disability hate crime first hand, like a number of his friends, some of whom he meets with in the film. Their stories may differ, but their disability as the motivating factor is constant. Just days into his investigation, Adam becomes the target of some grossly offensive online hate speech. While this isn’t unusual for him, for the first time, Adam decides to take action, reporting it to the police – with some unexpected outcomes.

Undeterred, he looks to understand the laws specific to disability hate crime, and finds that a mixture of ignorance and inequalities mean that these crimes often don’t make it to our courts, or are sentenced less severely than other hate crimes when they do. Adam looks to uncover what attitudes and influences may be causing people to commit disability hate crime in the first place, questioning whether the portrayal of disfigurement and disability in the media, for example, could be leading us to associate them with being ‘the bad guys’. With help from Miles Hewstone, professor of social psychology, University of Oxford, Adam conducts an experiment measuring peoples’ innate prejudice towards disfigurement that gives some shocking results, and leads him to question if he alone can hope to affect a change – and if so, how?

A Betty TV production for BBC.