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Launched April 20, 1964
Network BBC
Owned by British Broadcasting Corporation
Picture format 576i (PAL) 16:9
Audience share 7.3% (September 2009, )
Country United Kingdom
Sister channel(s) BBC One,
BBC Three,
BBC Four
Analogue 2 (Normally)
Freeview 2
Freesat 102
Sky Digital 102
Virgin Media 102
Tiscali TV 2

BBC Two is a television channel in the United Kingdom. It started on 20 April 1964, and was the third television channel in the United Kingdom. The channel is owned by the BBC. BBC Two was channel of the year in 2007.


This is a list of the controllers of BBC Two.

  • 1964–1965: Michael Peacock
  • 1965–1969: Sir David Attenborough
  • 1969–1974: Robin Scott
  • 1974–1978: Aubrey Singer
  • 1978–1982: Brian Wenham
  • 1982–1987: Graeme MacDonald
  • 1987–1992: Alan Yentob
  • 1992–1996: Michael Jackson
  • 1996–1999: Mark Thompson
  • 1999–2004: Jane Root
  • 2004–present: Roly Keating

As of August 2008, the controller of BBC Two is Roly Keating. He took up the post in June 2004. Keating was formerly the controller of BBC Four. He became controller after Jane Root departed in May 2004 to become the executive vice president and general manager of the US-based Discovery Channel. Jane Root was appointed in 1999 and was the first woman to be appointed controller of a BBC television channel.

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