BBC films to premiere on BBC Two

BBC Films

This Autumn, award-winning BBC Films showcases Notes On A Scandal and The History Boys on BBC Two as part of a special education moment on the channel.

The UK television premieres represent BBC Two’s commitment to become the principal home for BBC Films, the film-making arm of the BBC, as part of its strategy to bring more distinctive and ambitious drama to the channel.

Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy star in the award-winning psychological drama, Notes On A Scandal, based on the novel by Zoe Heller. When Sheba Hart joins St George’s as the new art teacher, Barbara Covett senses a kindred spirit. But as Sheba begins an illicit affair with a pupil, Barbara becomes the keeper of her secret, with disastrous consequences.

A richly funny and intelligent film, The History Boys is Alan Bennett’s critically acclaimed story of a group of bright history students in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford. It’s a tale of the boys’ journey, their maverick English teacher, a hopelessly outnumbered history teacher and a headmaster obsessed with results.

Notes on a Scandal is a Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presentation in association with the UK Film Council and BBC Films, a Scott Rudin/Robert Fox Production. Directed by Sir Richard Eyre.

The History Boys is a BBC Two Films and Fox Searchlight Pictures and DNA Films presentation, in association with the UK Film Council, a National Theatre Production. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.

 

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