BBC Two is home to more specialist programming, including comedy, documentaries, dramas and minority interest programmes, as well as imported programmes from other countries, including non-English language subtitled content.

There are four Standard Definition variations of BBC Two:

BBC Two England
BBC Two Scotland
BBC Two Wales
Two Northern Ireland

New BBC shows often appear on BBC Two, especially if those behind the show have not proven themselves elsewhere. A successful BBC Two show may be moved to BBC One, such as happened with Have I Got News For You. The channel also has a reputation for screening challenging and ‘prestige’ drama productions, such as Boys from the Blackstuff (1982) and 1996’s epic, critically-acclaimed Our Friends in the North.
BBC Two’s programmes always had a “highbrow” image, compared to those on rival channels. This perception persists in today’s multichannel world so that a programme that is moved from BBC Two to BBC One will often get a much larger audience, even though no other change has been made.
BBC Two is available on Freeview, Sky, Freesat Online and on Cable.

There is currently only one national version of BBC Two HD available for the whole of the UK.
BBC Two HD is available on Freeview, Freesat, Sky and cable.

See the BBC Two website for more information.

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