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University Challenge

Christmas 2019

Warwick v Imperial

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Four

In the last first-round match, the Warwick team includes actor Tom Goodman-Hill and presenter Ritula Shah and the Imperial team includes thrills engineer Brendan Walker and writer Kenan Malik. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jeremy Paxman
Series Producer:
Irene Daniels
Narrator:
Roger Tilling
Executive Producer:
Peter Gwyn
Director:
Tracey Rooney
Production Company:
ITV Studios

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 3: The Smoke Screen

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four

Political sitcom. Jim sees how he can use the health minister's desire to abolish smoking through taxation to stop Treasury opposition to his plans for tax cuts. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Ian Whitworth - DHSS Secretary:
John Barron
Dr Peter Thorn - Minister of State at the DHSS:
Clive Merrison
Sir Frank Gordon, Permanent Secretary of the Treasury:
Peter Cellier
Leslie Potts - Minister for Sport:
Bill Wallis
Gerald - Chairman British Tobacco Group:
Brian Hawksley
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 4: The Key

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four

Classic sitcom about beleaguered prime minister Jim Hacker. Dorothy Wainwright, the PM's political advisor, tells Jim that he is letting Humphrey become too dominant. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Frank Gordon, Permanent Secretary of the Treasury:
Peter Cellier
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Policeman:
Victor Winding
Writer:
Antony Jay

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Mrs Thatcher’s leadership style and judgement on Europe and the poll tax create splits in her cabinet and public anger, leading to the challenge that ends in her dramatic downfall. Show more

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

Mark Kermode's Christmas Cinema Secrets

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Mark Kermode unwraps a glittering selection of Christmas cinematic treats, from much-loved classics to hidden gems, from Hollywood blockbusters to international films. Show more

Timeshift

Series 7

Stuffed: The Great British Christmas Dinner

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Documentary about the history and tradition of the British Christmas dinner and the role it still plays in a Britain of different faiths, food fads and health concerns. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Tony Higgins
Producer:
Tony Higgins
Series Producer:
Alastair Laurence
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Callow
Interviewed Guest:
Prue Leith
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Meades
Interviewed Guest:
Marguerite Patten

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Drama series based on the John le Carre novel. Attempting to help a well-connected guest, hotel night manager Jonathan Pine is drawn into the world of arms dealer Richard Roper. Show more

Contributors

Jonathan Pine:
Tom Hiddleston
Richard Roper:
Hugh Laurie
Angela Burr:
Olivia Colman
Lance Corkoran:
Tom Hollander
Jed Marshall:
Elizabeth Debicki
Rex Mayhew:
Douglas Hodge
Juan Apostol:
Antonio de la Torre
Rob Singhal:
Adeel Akhtar
Sophie Alekan:
Aure Atika
Caroline Langbourne:
Natasha Little
Sandy Langbourne:
Alistair Petrie
Simon Ogilvey:
Russell Tovey
American Woman:
Holly Hayes
Egyptian Youth:
Aziz Dhiouir
Freddie Hamid:
David Avery
Egyptian Police Officer:
Mansour Badri
Herr Strippli:
Erich Redman
Fraulein Vipp:
Gertrude Thoma
Mercedes:
Marta Torne
Elena Apostol:
Tabata Cerezo
Director:
Susanne Bier
Producer:
Rob Bullock
Writer:
David Farr

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Drama series based on the John le Carré novel. On the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Roper's life of luxury and calm is shattered. Show more

Contributors

Jonathan Pine:
Tom Hiddleston
Richard Roper:
Hugh Laurie
Angela Burr:
Olivia Colman
Lance Corkoran:
Tom Hollander
Jed Marshall:
Elizabeth Debicki
Joel Steadman:
David Harewood
Rex Mayhew:
Douglas Hodge
Geoffrey Dromgoole:
Tobias Menzies
Juan Apostol:
Antonio de la Torre
Rob Singhal:
Adeel Akhtar
Raymond Gait:
Jonathan Aris
Caroline Langbourne:
Natasha Little
Harry Palfrey:
Neil Morrissey
Sandy Langbourne:
Alistair Petrie
Jed's Mother:
Nancy Baldwin
Daniel Roper:
Noah Jupe
Langbourne Nanny:
Alice Bier Zanden
Head Waiter Jorge:
Gregor Acuna-Pohl
Albanian 1:
Mario de la Rosa
Albanian 2:
Sean Adames
Jacob Dodridge:
Conor McCarry
Jacob's Girlfriend:
Beth Walker
Charles Narramore:
Duncan Pow
Girl Addict:
Tressa Brooks
Barry Harlow:
Harry Attwell
Police Officer:
Caroline Loncq
Hector Jiminez:
Gabriel Andreu
Director:
Susanne Bier
Producer:
Rob Bullock
Writer:
David Farr

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Mrs Thatcher’s leadership style and judgement on Europe and the poll tax create splits in her cabinet and public anger, leading to the challenge that ends in her dramatic downfall. Show more

BBC Four

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