BBC TWO was due to premier on 20 April, 1964 but to due to power failure it didn't make it's debut until the following day. The channel was originally known as BBC2.
Quite a few of BBC One's most popular shows started their lives on BBC TWO. The channel offers a popular mix of light entertainment and factual programs. It has also shown some of the top shows from America including The Simpsons, 24 and The X Files.
As of September, 2006 the channel was attracting an average 8.2% audience share.
During the mornings programmes for schools are broadcast during term time and from late night shows from The Learning Zone are shown.