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The Singing Detective

Episode 5: Pitter Patter

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Dennis Potter's surreal drama with music. Marlow is getting better and the different strands of his fiction and reality begin to occupy the same time and place. Show more


Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Mr Tomkey:
Leslie French
Jon Amiel
Kenith Trodd
Mrs Marlow:
Alison Steadman
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Gerard Horan
Mr Marlow:
Jim Carter
First Mysterious Man:
Ron Cook
Second Mysterious Man:
George Rossi
Staff Nurse White:
Imelda Staunton
Janet Henfrey
Young Philip:
Lyndon Davies
Dr Gibbon:
Bill Paterson
Dance hall drummer:
John Sheraton
Mark Binney:
William Speakman

Natural World


The Bloodhound and the Beardie

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC Four

This film follows two dogs who face an uncertain future in rescue homes because they are so out of control. Can professional trainers help? Show more

How to Build...

Series 1

Episode 1: A Nuclear Submarine

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 6 days

Documentary following the construction of the Astute nuclear submarine, which has been fourteen years in the making and cost over a billion pounds. Show more

BBC Four

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