BBC Two's winter schedule focuses on documentaries

BBC Two is looking at the big issues this winter with a three-month schedule dominated by documentaries.

The struggle between Al-Qaida and Western intelligence agencies is examined by award-winning journalist Peter Taylor in Third World War, while a programme on PC Keith Blakelock investigates the circumstances surrounding his murder during the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots.

The channel’s schedule also features two new factual series: This World, on international current affairs, and If, which tackles our social and economic future. God also gets a look-in with a poll hosted by Jeremy Vine that gauges the religious views of more than 10,000 people in 10 countries.

Jane Root, controller of BBC Two, said: “The world has changed beyond recognition since the events of September 11 and we now know that audiences crave intelligent and revealing documentaries and current affairs programmes that explain the issues.”

By Sarah Boden

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