Wednesday, 14 July 2010


This weekend BBC Two will celebrate BBC Films, the feature filmmaking arm of the Beeb, by screening three television premieres of movies from this company.

A special weekend starting on Saturday 17 July will see BBC Two broadcast the UK TV premieres of Is Anybody There? (2008), Eastern Promises (2007) and The Damned United (2009). This marks the official launch of BBC Two as the new principal home for BBC Films.

- David Cronenberg's highly acclaimed thriller Eastern Promises is a tale from the dark underworld of London's Russian mob, starring Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. In March, Deadline London's editor Tim Adler reported that a sequel is in the pipeline (

- Is Anybody There? is a bittersweet tale of an unusual friendship: Seaside England in the 80's, a young boy living in the retirement home run by his parents discovers that Clarence (Michael Caine), the latest resident, is a retired magician (

- The Damned United tells the story of Brian Clough's legendary 44 days stint as manager of Leeds United, starring Michael Sheen as Clough, Timothy Spall as Peter Taylor, and Colm Meaney as archrival, Don Revie. About Brian Clough we recommend you Clough, the magnificent ITV Sport documentary ( .

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