‘The Kennedys’ to be screened on BBC Two
London: A controversial mini-series about the Kennedy’s will be screened later this year on BBC Two.
‘The Kennedy’s was to air on the History Channel in the US before its parent company, A and E Television Networks, pulled the plug following complaints over its historical accuracy.
Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes play John and Jackie Kennedy in the series.
BBC2 controller Janice Hadlow said it was "a perfect fit" for the channel.
"It has a very particular flavour and we are delighted to have this new addition to our schedules," the BBC quoted Hadlow as saying.
The Kennedy’s will air in the US next month on ReelzChannel, a digital cable TV channel. It will then be screened on the UK History channel from 7 April.
A BBC Two spokeswoman said it would screen the eight-part series in May or June.