When is Icons on BBC2 tonight, which presenters are hosting it and what’s it about?

NEW BBC show Icons is set to look at the people who influenced the 20th Century.

But when is it on? And what presenters are involved? Here’s the lowdown…

Trevor McDonald hosts the first episode of new BBC show Icons

When is Icons on BBC2?

You can catch the first episode of Icons on BBC Two TONIGHT (January 8, 2018) at 9pm.

The next episode is TOMORROW at the same time.

You can watch it on the iPlayer once it has aired.

It goes up against Silent Witness on BBC One and Manhunt on ITV.

Dermot O’Leary presents the second episode of the series

How does the show work?

Each episode a different presenter explores the achievements and legacies of some of the most acclaimed figures of the 20th century.

At the end of each programme, the public can vote for the greatest leader of the past century from that particular episode.

Then, along with the finalists from the other categories, will be put through to the live final at the end of the series.

Actor Sanjeev Bhaskar also hosts an epsiode

Which presenters are taking part?

Episode one

Leaders – Winston Churchill, Franklin D Roosevelt, Margaret Thatcher and Nelson Mandela.
Presented by Sir Trevor McDonald.

Episode two

Explorers – Ernest Shackleton, Gertrude Bell, Neil Armstrong and Jane Goodall.
Presented by Dermot O’Leary.

Episode three

Marie Curie, Alan Turing, Albert Einstein and Tu Youyou.
Presented by Chris Packham.

Episode four

Entertainers – Charlie Chaplin, Billie Holiday, Marilyn Monroe, David Bowie.
Presented by Kathleen Turner.

Episode five

Activists – Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller and Martin Luther King Jr.
Presented by Sanjeev Bhaskar.

Episode six

Sport stars – Muhammad Ali, Pelé, Billie Jean King and Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Presented by Clare Balding.

Episode seven

Artists and writers – Virginia Woolf, Pablo Picasso, Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol.
Presented by Lily Cole.




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