February on BBC – highlights include Cobra: Rebellion, The BAFTA Film Awards 2024, Royal Paintbox, Great Canal Journeys, Changing Planet, The Great Genius of Modern Life, Natural Born Hustlers and Yakka Dee.
Cobra: Rebellion – Series 3
Sundays at 8.30pm from February 4
Also available on Binge and On Demand
Starring: Robert Carlyle, Victoria Hamilton & Lisa Palfrey
6 x 45′
The crisis spirals to encompass not only the urgent threat of environmental destruction but also the malignant corruption of the arms industry and the rise of shadowy corporate security firms. The cabinet is faced with the inconvenient reality of the UK’s historic relationship with a global superpower. All these elements combine to lead the Prime Minister to a crucial decision, about who he is personally, and what – ultimately – he is willing to sacrifice in order to remain in power.
The BAFTA Film Awards 2024
Monday, February 19 at 8.30pm
Hosted by: David Tennant
1 x 180′
Considered one of the biggest nights in the film industry calendar, the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAS) are renowned for welcoming and honouring an impressive line-up of stars and are regarded as an important indicator of the frontrunners for the Academy Awards®.
With a brand new year comes a brand new selection of cinema releases that are each vying for Bafta gold – but who and what will win?
The longlist for the ‘Best Film’ category includes films Killers of the Flower Moon, Barbie, Oppenheimer, The Holdovers, Maestro and All of Us Strangers. ‘Leading Actress’ longlist includes Margot Robbie, Emma Stone, Lily Gladstone, Greta Lee, Fantasia Barrino and Vivian Oparah. ‘Leading Actor’ longlist includes Andrew Scott, Bradley Cooper, Cillian Murphy, Colman Mackay, Jeffrey Wright, Leonardo DiCaprio and Paul Giamatti. A full list of nominations will be available on January 18.
This years event takes place at the Royal Festival Hall in London’s Southbank Centre.
Thursday, February 8 at 8.30pm
1 x 50′
In a story previously untold on film, King Charles III reveals an extraordinary treasure trove of rarely seen artworks by members of the Royal family and explores a colourful palette of intimate family memory and observation, including his own watercolours.
Shot with extraordinary access and the spectacular royal landscapes of Balmoral, Highgrove and Windsor Castle, this documentary reveals The Prince of Wales’ artistic inspiration. Join the journey into the family archives, along with professional working artist Sarah Armstrong-Jones’ first interview on film to discover the works of Royals past and present.
Great Canal Journeys – Series 8
Tuesdays at 8.30pm from February 27
Presented by: Sheila Hancock and Gyles Brandreth
4 x 45′
Brand new boaters Sheila Handcock and Gyles Brandreth embark on their tour of London’s waterways, starting on the upper reaches of the River Thames – a paradise of unspoiled nature, royal retreats and river regattas. Sheila and Gyles also take a trip along the Lee Navigation, tackle their first manual lock and some terrifyingly tight turns, and visit the Royal Gunpowder Mills.
Changing Planet – Series 1
Mondays at 8.30pm from February 26
Narrated by: Russell Boulter
2 x 60′
The start of a visionary project to document how our planet evolves over the next seven years.
We face a pivotal moment in the Earth’s history. The future of our precious ecosystems hangs in the balance. This ambitious series meets local eyewitnesses at six vulnerable locations – Iceland, the Amazon, California, Kenya, the Maldives and Cambodia – and records the changes they are experiencing. It also meets the scientists, indigenous groups, and conservationists fighting to save these iconic places for the future. Returning every year for seven years, Changing Planet reveals each location’s battle and asks if we are doing enough to save our planet from irreversible change.
The Secret Genius of Modern Life
BBC Earth Premiere
Saturdays at 7.30pm from February 3
Presented by: Dr Hannah Fry
6 x 60′
Discover the extraordinary secrets behind everyday objects and how the rapid pace of technological change has made the miraculous mundane.
Just 20 years ago, the lives we lead today would have seemed like science fiction. A tiny communication device in every pocket? Medicines made from engineered DNA? Cars you plug in at home? Ridiculous! But we now take all these for granted – and the innovations aren’t slowing down. Each episode of The Secret Genius of Modern Life takes one simple everyday item, from bank cards to trainers, and reveals the hidden histories, extraordinary coincidences and remarkable science that dwells within them. You’ll never look at the world around you in the same way again.
Natural Born Hustlers
Wednesdays at 7.30pm from February 21
3 x 60′
Meet the animals who don’t play by the rules in this intriguing series revealing the science behind animal trickery. From double-crossing cuttlefish to underhand orangutans, devious dolphins to shady squirrels, Natural Born Hustlers discovers the remarkable animals breaking the laws of nature and going to elaborate lengths to claw their way to the top. Each episode focuses on a key challenge in life – survival, finding food and family life. Starting with simple tricks, the episode works through amazing examples of cheating and deceit in addressing life’s challenges.
Yakka Dee – Series 6
Mondays at 8.55am from February 5
20 x 5′
Return of the entertaining and inspiring series, with appealing animated character Dee revealing a whole new set of words.
Using a bouncy mixture of animation and live action, the series expands young children’s vocabulary while encouraging their self-esteem and social confidence. Yakka Dee is like a fun, high-energy picture book, which can be used as English language learning for native or non-native speakers or easily dubbed for other languages in non-English speaking territories.
In each episode Dee sets off on a whirlwind word adventure. As she shows various visualisations of how the word’s used, there are special surprises along the way – and everyone has a boogie when Dee’s friend succeeds in saying the episode’s featured word! New words include Dinosaur, Strawberry, Elf and Pumpkin.
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