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Series 6 Episode 9: Night Terrors

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The Doctor faces giant dolls as he fights to help a terrified child and his father.

The Doctor must deal with sinister dolls coming to life as he fights to help a terrified child and his father.

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Front Row at The Royal Court Theatre

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The value of new writing for theatre: Front Row marks 60 years of the Royal Court.

Front Row marks 60 years of The Royal Court Theatre by discussing the value of new writing for the stage, with John Wilson, expert guests, scenes from key plays, and an audience.

Front Row marks 60 years of The Royal Court Theatre by discussing the value of new writing for the stage. In front of an audience John Wilson is joined by The Royal Court's Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, The Guardian's theatre critic Michael Billington, and playwrights Simon Stephens, Stef Smith and Diana Nneka Atuona. Scenes from key plays are performed by David Tennant, Daniel Mays and Ami Metcalf, Ashley Zhangazha and Lisa Mcgrillis, Roy Williams, Kate Ashfield and Tom Hollander.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

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Front Row

Rob Brydon on Swimming With Men, Laura Wade, Ferens Art Gallery

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Rob Brydon on the set of film Swimming With Men, playwright Laura Wade, Claude Lanzmann.

On the set of Swimming With Men with Rob Brydon and Daniel Mays, Laura Wade, writer of Home, I'm Darling, final report on Art Fund Museum of the Year from Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.

Rob Brydon, Daniel Mays and Adeel Akhtar were among the actors spending long hours in swimming pools last summer rehearsing for, and shooting, the new British film Swimming With Men, based on a true story about a group of male synchronised swimmers competing in the world championships. Stig Abell reports from the set at Basildon swimming pool, which was masquerading as Milan, the venue for the finals.

Laura Wade, the playwright behind Posh and the stage adaption of Tipping the Velvet, discusses Home, I'm Darling, her new a play about a modern couple trying emulate the happy domesticity of the 1950s.

With the announcement of the winner of the £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 later this evening, we have our final report from the five finalists. So far we've heard from Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Glasgow Women's Library, The Postal Museum in London, and Tate St Ives. Tonight we visit Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, which was at the heart of Hull UK City of Culture last year.

Filmmaker and writer Claude Lanzmann, famous for Shoah - his 1985 epic exploration of the Holocaust, has died. He's remembered by the writer and cultural critic Agnes Poirier.

Presenter Stig Abell

Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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Presenter
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest
Rob Brydon
Interviewed Guest
Daniel Mays
Interviewed Guest
Adeel Akhtar
Interviewed Guest
Laura Wade
Interviewed Guest
Agnes Poirier
Producer
Jerome Weatherald

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Front Row

Front Row

Daniel Mays, Girls Trip, Asifa Lahore's Queer Icon, Young Poets competition

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Actor Daniel Mays on playing gay rights campaigner Peter Wildeblood.

Actor Daniel Mays on playing gay rights campaigner Peter Wildeblood, Girl Trip reviewed, the UK's first out Muslim drag queen Asifa Lahore, a competition for young poets.

Daniel Mays, the actor who came to prominence for his roles in Vera Drake, Line of Duty, Life on Mars and Mrs Biggs, discusses his new BBC drama Against The Law. He plays Peter Wildeblood, a man imprisoned for homosexual acts in the 1950s, who then went on to campaign for a change in the law.

Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith star in Girls Trip, a film where four old friends reunite for a wild weekend away. It has had a strong opening weekend at the US box office, which the director Malcolm D Lee ascribes to 'black girl magic'. Dreda Say Mitchell gives her verdict.

Asifa Lahore, the UK's first out Muslim drag queen, chooses Dana International's Eurovision-winning song Diva for our Queer Icons series.

Helen Mort has been described by Carol Ann Duffy as 'among the brightest stars in the sparkling new constellation of British poets'. But she first came to prominence in 1998 as one of the winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. Helen Mort tells Samira Ahmed why young people should enter the competition this year.

Presenter Samira Ahmed

Producer Kate Bullivant.

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Interviewed Guest
Daniel Mays
Interviewed Guest
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest
Asifa Lahore
Interviewed Guest
Helen Mort
Presenter
Samira Ahmed
Producer
Kate Bullivant

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Spoof documentary starring Gary and Martin Kemp, written by Rhys Thomas.

Rhys Thomas interviews Gary and Martin Kemp about their lives and careers following Spandau Ballet’s 40th anniversary celebrations in this spoof documentary.

Rhys Thomas interviews the Gary and Martin Kemp about their lives and careers following Spandau Ballet’s 40th anniversary celebrations. As well as looking back at their musical history, the film reveals Gary and Martin’s other passions. Martin attempts to launch new film franchise, The Hardest British Bastards of the Galaxy, and Gary has his own vegan meat-substitute, Wonge.

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Seekers

Series 1 The New Seeker

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Stuart is made redundant from his post at the job centre.

Stuart is made redundant from his post at the Job Centre and queues to sign on. Stars Matthew Horne and Alex Lowe. From October 2013.

Made redundant by an Essex job centre, Stuart must return to his former workplace.

He’s convinced he did a better job than his ex-colleagues who are still there. But he was content to work there, especially because of Senior Job Seeker Advisor, Nicola who he had a one night stand with during half time of the England- Portugal game in 2006. He still holds out for a relationship to blossom even though seven years have gone by.

Now stuck on the other side of the desk with the unemployed, Stuart is reunited with Joe and Terry two old school friends that Stuart outgrew eons ago.

Steven Burge’s comedy about the characters who frequent a Job Centre in the Essex town of Rayleigh.

Starring Matthew Horne and Daniel Mays.

Stuart ...... Mathew Horne

Joe ...... Daniel Mays

Terry ...... Tony Way

Nicola ...... Zahra Ahmadi

Dave Manager ...... Alex Lowe

Mr Dibble ...... Alex Lowe

Mr Manford ...... Alex Lowe

Mr Everett ...... Alex Lowe

Mr Gleason ...... Michael Bertenshaw

Mrs Wilcox ...... Philippa Stanton

Mrs Rahman ...... Bharti Patel

Gary Probert ...... Steve Oram

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.

Credits

Stuart
Mathew Horne
Joe
Daniel Mays
Terry
Tony Way
Nicola
Zahra Ahmadi
Dave Manager
Alex Lowe
Mr Dibble
Alex Lowe
Mr Manford
Alex Lowe
Mr Everett
Alex Lowe
Mr Gleason
Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs Wilcox
Philippa Stanton
Mrs Rahman
Bharti Patel
Gary Probert
Steve Oram
Producer
Katie Tyrrell
Writer
Steven Burge

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Seekers

Series

Seekers: Series 1

Seekers

Series 1 The Diary

BBC Radio 4
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Stuart is concerned the gift he left for Nicola in her desk drawer could be misinterpreted

Stuart's worried his gift for Nicola left in her Job Centre desk could be misinterpreted. Stars Mathew Horne. From October 2013.

Stuart is concerned that the gift he left Nicola in her desk drawer could be misinterpreted.

In fact, it's the worst gift in the history of gifts. Joe, uncharacteristically, offers to help and retrieve the gift (during a diversion created by Gary Probert). Joe only manages to make matters worse - or does he? Stuart could actually be finally getting somewhere with Nicola.

Steven Burge’s comedy about the staff and the clients who frequent a Job Centre in the Essex town of Rayleigh.

Starring Matthew Horne and Daniel Mays.

Stuart ...... Mathew Horne

Joe ...... Daniel Mays

Terry ...... Tony Way

Nicola ...... Zahra Ahmadi

Mr Rutherford ...... Alex Lowe

Mr Knowledge ...... Alex Lowe

Gary Probert ...... Steve Oram

Mrs Rossiter ...... Hannah Wood

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.

Credits

Stuart
Mathew Horne
Joe
Daniel Mays
Terry
Tony Way
Nicola
Zahra Ahmadi
Mr Rutherford
Alex Lowe
Mr Knowledge
Alex Lowe
Gary Probert
Steve Oram
Mrs Rossiter
Hannah Wood
Producer
Katie Tyrrell
Writer
Steven Burge

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Seekers

Series

Seekers: Series 1

Seekers

Series 1 That Bloke Keeps Looking at Us

BBC Radio 4
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There's a bloke at the other end of the waiting area who starts to unnerve the boys.

A bloke at the other end of the Job Centre waiting room starts to unnerve the boys. Stars Mathew Horne. From October 2013.

There's a bloke sitting at the other end of the Job Centre waiting room. Joe, Terry and Stuart try and work out who he is.

He starts giving the three lads, evil looks. Joe becomes adamant that he is a hitman sent by the Food Standards Agency. Terry thinks it might be a bloke from Benefits fraud. Whoever he is they're determined not to be intimidated and return the evil looks.

Steven Burge’s comedy about the staff and the clients who frequent a Job Centre in the Essex town of Rayleigh.

Starring Matthew Horne and Daniel Mays.

Stuart ...... Mathew Horne

Joe ...... Daniel Mays

Terry ...... Tony Way

Mr Rocastle ...... Tony Way

Nicola ...... Zahra Ahmadi

Gary Probert ...... Steve Oram

Bill Parfitt ...... David Seddon

George Dorset ...... Alex Lowe

Mandy Dorset ...... Bharti Patel

Mr Boland ...... Michael Bertenshaw

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.

Credits

Stuart
Mathew Horne
Joe
Daniel Mays
Terry
Tony Way
Mr Rocastle
Tony Way
Nicola
Zahra Ahmadi
Gary Probert
Steve Oram
Bill Parfitt
David Seddon
George Dorset
Alex Lowe
Mandy Dorset
Bharti Patel
Mr Boland
Michael Bertenshaw
Producer
Katie Tyrrell
Writer
Steven Burge

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Seekers

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Seekers: Series 1

Seekers

Series 1 The Scratchcard

BBC Radio 4
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Joe and Terry replace Stuart with new best friend Janice.

Joe and Terry replace Stuart with new best friend Janice, who has never worked. Stars Mathew Horne. From October 2013.

Joe and Terry replace Stuart with new best friend Janice. She's never worked - except as a human guinea pig for pharmaceutical trials and she drinks during the day - she is officially the bestest person they've ever met.

As well as being usurped by Janice, Stuart is usurped by Gary Probert who has unbelievably and appallingly taken over his job at the Job Centre and is working very closely with Nicola.

Steven Burge’s comedy about the staff and the clients who frequent a Job Centre in the Essex town of Rayleigh.

Starring Matthew Horne and Daniel Mays.

Stuart ...... Mathew Horne

Joe ...... Daniel Mays

Terry ...... Tony Way

Mr Dancer ...... Tony Way

Nicola ...... Zahra Ahmadi

Janice ...... Sally Grace

Gary Probert ...... Steve Oram

Dave Manager ...... Alex Lowe

Kevin Rush ...... Alex Lowe

Teresa Glock ...... Bharti Patel

Mr Bishop ...... David Seddon

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.

Credits

Stuart
Mathew Horne
Joe
Daniel Mays
Terry
Tony Way
Mr Dancer
Tony Way
Nicola
Zahra Ahmadi
Janice
Sally Grace
Gary Probert
Steve Oram
Dave Manager
Alex Lowe
Kevin Rush
Alex Lowe
Teresa Glock
Bharti Patel
Mr Bishop
David Seddon
Producer
Katie Tyrrell
Writer
Steven Burge

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Seekers

Series

Seekers: Series 1

Seekers

Series 1 The Baby

BBC Radio 4
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Someone has left a baby at the job centre.

Someone has left a baby at the job centre, so Stuart, Joe and Terry have to look after it. Stars Mathew Horne. From October 2013.

Someone's left a baby under Terry's seat. When the owner doesn't come back, Stuart, Joe and Terry have to look after it.

They argue about if they were in Three Men and a Baby, which character they'd be. Obviously, all three of them want to be Tom Selleck.

Stuart has a brainwave and uses the baby to show Nicola how mature and grown up he is, and in a moment of inspiration he claims it's his adopted child. This moment of inspiration turns out to be a moment of stupidity when Stuart is challenged by the incensed mother who returns to find her baby in a papoose strapped to Stuart. She blames the father.

Who is the father?

Steven Burge’s comedy about the staff and the clients who frequent a Job Centre in the Essex town of Rayleigh.

Starring Matthew Horne and Daniel Mays.

Stuart ...... Mathew Horne

Joe ...... Daniel Mays

Terry ...... Tony Way

Nicola ...... Zahra Ahmadi

Ribena ...... Hannah Wood

Mr Brooks ...... Alex Lowe

Tom Boddle ...... Alex Lowe

Mrs Kangalee ...... Bharti Patel

Gary Probert ...... Steve Oram

Policewoman ...... Philippa Stanton

Policeman ...... Michael Bertenshaw

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.

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Seekers: Series 1

Seekers

Series 1 Seek Hard

BBC Radio 4
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Events at the job centre mean Stuart could finally prove to Nicola that he is a bit heroic

Events at the Job Centre mean Stuart could finally prove to Nicola that he is a bit heroic. With Mathew Horne. From October 2013.

It's an unusual day in the Job Centre when armed robbers, having been cornered by police after doing a bank job across the road, take everyone hostage.

This could be Stuart's chance to prove to Nicola he's a hero. He needs to do something spectacular to compete with her past boyfriend who Joe claims was none other than Christian Bale.

Steven Burge’s comedy about the staff and the clients who frequent a Job Centre in the Essex town of Rayleigh.

Starring Matthew Horne and Daniel Mays.

Stuart ...... Mathew Horne

Joe ...... Daniel Mays

Terry ...... Tony Way

Nicola ...... Zahra Ahmadi

Ribena ...... Hannah Wood

Mr Harty ...... Alex Lowe

Dave ...... Alex Lowe

Mrs S ...... Sally Grace

Mr A ...... Ben Crowe

Mr G ...... Paul Chequer

Gary Probert ...... Steve Oram

Policeman ...... Sean Murray

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.

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Seekers

Series

Seekers: Series 1

Seekers

Series 2 Episode 1: So What Did I Miss?

BBC Radio 4
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Stuart is back from America, and there have been big changes while he's been away.

Stuart is back from America and there have been big changes while he's been away. Stars Mathew Horne. From June 2015.

Stuart is back from America, and there's been big changes at the Essex job centre while he's been away.

Series 2 of the job seeking sitcom starring Mathew Horne, Daniel Mays, Tony Way and Zahra Ahmadi.

Stuart ------ Mathew Horne

Joseph ------ Daniel Mays

Terry ----- Tony Way

Nicola ------ Zahra Ahmadi

Vanessa ----- Natalie Walter

Gary Probert ----- Steve Oram

Ralph ------ Ian Conningham

Mr Thompson ------ Sam Dale

Written by Steve Burge.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.

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Seekers: Series 2

Seekers

Series 2 Stu's Birthday

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It's Stuart's birthday, and Joe and Terry plan a bash. Nicola meets a very handsome man.

Joe and Terry want to throw Stuart a birthday party while Nicola meets a very handsome man. Stars Mathew Horne. From 2015.

It's Stuart's birthday, and Joe and Terry want to throw him a party. Meanwhile Nicola meets a very handsome man.

Matthew Horne, Daniel Mays, Tony Way and Zahra Ahmadi star in Steve Burge's sitcom set in a jobcentre.

Stuart ------ Matthew Horne

Joseph ------ Daniel Mays

Terry ----- Tony Way

Nicola ------ Zahra Ahmadi

Vanessa ----- Natalie Walter

Gary Probert ----- Steve Oram

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.

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Seekers: Series 2

Seekers

Series 2 The Eight Letter Word

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Stuart says something very silly, and Nicola tries to become Vanessa's confidante.

Stuart says something very silly and Nicola tries to become Vanessa's confidante. Starring Mathew Horne. From July 2015.

Stuart says something very silly, and Nicola tries to impress Vanessa to gain her confidence.

Matthew Horne, Daniel Mays, Tony Way and Zahra Ahmadi star in the sitcom set in a jobcentre.

Stuart ------ Matthew Horne

Joseph ------ Daniel Mays

Terry ----- Tony Way

Nicola ------ Zahra Ahmadi

Vanessa ----- Natalie Walter

Gary Probert ----- Steve Oram

Written by Steve Burge.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.

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Seekers

Series

Seekers: Series 2

Seekers

Series 2 The Boy With the Wogan Tattoo

BBC Radio 4
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It's the morning after Stuart's stag night - his back hurts and Mr Big is looking for him.

It's the morning after Stuart's stag night - his back hurts and Mr Big is looking for him. Stars Mathew Horne. From 2015.

It's the morning after Stuart's stag night, his back hurts, and Mr Big is looking for him.

Mathew Horne, Daniel Mays, Tony Way and Zahra Ahmadi star in the sitcom set in a jobcentre.

Stuart ------ Mathew Horne

Joseph ------ Daniel Mays

Terry ----- Tony Way

Nicola ------ Zahra Ahmadi

Vanessa ----- Natalie Walter

Gary Probert ----- Steve Oram

Written by Steve Burge.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.

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Seekers

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Seekers: Series 2

Loose Ends

John Bishop, Simon Bird, Daniel Mays, Dawn O'Porter, Antonio Zambujo, Maia, Arthur Smith, Clive Anderson

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Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are joined by John Bishop, Simon Bird, Daniel Mays and Dawn O'Porter for conversation, music and comedy. With music from Antonio Zambujo and Maia.

Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are joined by John Bishop, Simon Bird, Daniel Mays and Dawn O' Porter for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from António Zambujo and Maia.

Producer: Debbie Kilbride.

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Presenter
Clive Anderson
Presenter
Arthur Smith
Interviewed Guest
John Bishop
Interviewed Guest
Simon Bird
Interviewed Guest
Daniel Mays
Interviewed Guest
Dawn O'Porter
Performer
Antonio Zambujo
Performer
undefined Maia
Producer
Debbie Kilbride

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Loose Ends

Seekers

Series 2 The Wedding Crushers

BBC Radio 4
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Stuart and Vanessa are keen to plan their wedding, but not everyone is happy for them.

Stuart and Vanessa are keen to plan their wedding, but not everyone’s happy for them. Stars Mathew Horne. From June 2015.

Stuart and Vanessa are keen to plan their wedding, but not everyone is happy for them.

Series 2 of the job seeking sitcom starring Mathew Horne, Daniel Mays, Tony Way and Zahra Ahmadi.

Stuart ------ Mathew Horne

Joseph ------ Daniel Mays

Terry ----- Tony Way

Nicola ------ Zahra Ahmadi

Vanessa ----- Natalie Walter

Gary Probert ----- Steve Oram

Mr Putter ------ Ian Conningham

Kenny ------ Sam Dale

Written by Steve Burge.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.

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Seekers: Series 2

Ashes to Ashes

Series 3 Episode 1

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Change is in the air at CID, and the team works on the kidnap of a young girl.

Time-travelling police drama. Change is in the air at CID following Alex's shooting, as the team works on the kidnap of a young girl and Gene puts his career on the line.

The third and final series of Ashes to Ashes is back - and it's a real slap in the face for DI Alex Drake. Time travelling copper Alex thought she'd made it home to the present day, but wakes to find herself in a hospital bed back in 1983, having been shot by her boss, DCI Gene Hunt, three months ago.

Back in CID a lot has changed; with Gene on the run, Ray Carling has been promoted to DI and is running the show, while DC Chris Skelton and WPC Shaz Granger have ended their romance and new Discipline and Complaints officer, DCI Jim Keats, is breathing down everyone's necks.

Jim has been sent by Scotland Yard to investigate the shooting of Alex, putting Gene and his team right under the spotlight. But it soon becomes clear that Gene and Jim have history as Keats throws some unexpected light on past events. Jim's presence puts strain on the team, which is exacerbated when Gene is forced to turn in his badge until his name is cleared.

The team is working on the kidnap of a young girl, Dorothy Blonde, who was abducted as her stepmother walked her to school. With a 50,000-pound ransom demanded for Dotty's life the team has to work fast. However, Dotty's father wants to go it alone, and when newly-promoted Ray panics while running the sting, it seems the family may have been better off without CID's involvement. Gene is forced to put his career on the line as he's unable to stand by and watch a young girl lose her life.

Meanwhile, Alex is being haunted by the ghost of a young policeman, and with a gentle nudge from Jim she decides her only hope of getting home is to discover the truth about Gene Hunt and unlock the dark secrets of the past.

Credits

Director
David Drury
Gene Hunt
Philip Glenister
Alex Drake
Keeley Hawes
Ray Carling
Dean Andrews
Chris Skelton
Marshall Lancaster
Shaz Granger
Montserrat Lombard
Jim Keats
Daniel Mays
Luigi
Joseph Long
Viv James
Geff Francis
David Blonde
Simon Merrells
Marjorie Blonde
Tanya Franks
Dorothy Blonde
Jadie-Rose Hobson
Therapist
Jane Bertish
Newsreader
Matthew Amroliwala
Radio DJ
Simon Bates
Young Man
Luke Neal
Producer
Howard Burch
Writer
Matthew Graham

Ashes to Ashes

Series 3 Episode 2

BBC One
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DC Chris Skelton opens CID's post and discovers a human hand.

Time-travelling police drama. When DC Chris Skelton opens CID's post and discovers a human hand, DCI Gene Hunt and his team find they have a murder to solve.

When DC Chris Skelton opens CID's post and discovers a human hand, DCI Gene Hunt and his team find they have a murder to solve.

The only defining feature on the severed limb is a strange burn mark and DI Alex Drake and the team discover there have been a string of single women murdered across the country, each left with the same crescent moon shaped burn. It seems all the women had one thing in common; they were members of the Crescent Moon Dating Agency.

When Alex registers with the agency and gets nowhere she decides to take matters into her own hands and invents Speed Dating, much to the distaste of the agencies owner, Elaine Downing.

As Luigi's fills up Alex does her best to play the lonely single woman. DI Ray Carling and Chris find themselves an attractive pair of twins to charm, while Gene on the other hand is struggling to attract anyone of the opposite sex.

Meanwhile, WPC Shaz Granger, feeling let down by the force, has handed in her notice. However, Gene manages to persuade her to take on one final operation and go undercover to catch the man they believe is the killer. But as Shaz puts herself in the firing line it seems this may be her last sting in more ways than one...

Also, Alex is still working to discover the truth behind Sam Tyler's death after her tip off from Jim Keats that Gene had something to do with it. But when Gene discovers what she's up to he can't help but intervene.

Ashes to Ashes

Series 3 Episode 3

BBC One
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DCI Gene Hunt and his team investigate a series of politically motivated arson attacks.

Police drama. It's the run up to the 1983 General Election and pressure mounts on DCI Gene Hunt and his team as they investigate a series of politically motivated arson attacks.

It's the run up to the 1983 General Election and pressure is mounting on DCI Gene Hunt and his team as they investigate a series of politically motivated arson attacks. A fire at an army barracks is soon followed by another more serious blaze at a Polling Station. As CID turn up to investigate, a quiet word from DCI Jim Keats in DI Ray Carling's ear leads to the detective risking his life by running into the burning building to save a cleaner who is trapped.

However, Ray's heroic intentions are short-lived as he is soon trapped too. Fireman Andy Smith saves the pair and the usually macho Ray is overcome with gratitude.

As the arson investigation continues, Ray is devastated when an eye-witness identifies Andy as their prime suspect. As the team work on the case they discover that Andy is an army veteran who served in the Falklands; a war that changed him beyond recognition. However, when another fire with the same MO happens whilst Andy is still in police custody, Gene has no choice but to let him go - despite not being a hundred percent convinced of his innocence.

Meanwhile, DI Alex Drake is still being haunted by the police officer with the 6-6-20 epaulette numbers and is struggling to work out why he keeps visiting her.

Credits

Director
Alrick Riley
Gene Hunt
Philip Glenister
Alex Drake
Keeley Hawes
Ray Carling
Dean Andrews
Chris Skelton
Marshall Lancaster
Shaz Granger
Montserrat Lombard
Jim Keats
Daniel Mays
Luigi
Joseph Long
Viv James
Geff Francis
Andy Smith
Joe Absolom
Steve Smith
Henry Garrett
Karen Smith
Katie Lyons
Fire Chief
Robert Gwilym
Barney Wright
Charlie Wernham
Writer
Julie Rutterford
Producer
Howard Burch
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