Programme Index

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Lucy Worsley explores the lives of Charles II's mistresses at the royal court, including Barbara Villiers, French spy Louise de Keroualle and actress Nell Gwynn. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Seminal spy drama series from 1982. Two seemingly unconnected events summon master spy George Smiley from retirement. Show more


George Smiley:
Sir Alec Guinness
The General:
Curd Jurgens
Detective Chief Superintendent:
Michael Elphick
Madame Ostrakova:
Eileen Atkins
Oleg Kirov:
Dudley Sutton
Otto Leipzig:
Vladek Sheybal
Lauder Strickland:
Bill Paterson
Oliver Lacon:
Anthony Bate
Villem Craven:
Paul Herzberg
Nigel Mostyn:
Stephen Riddle
Harry Walker
Sergeant Pike:
Trevor Cooper
Attache Kuznetsov:
Renny Krupinski
Simon Langton

Al Murray is joined by former director of MI5 Dame Stella Rimington, political comedian Matt Forde and film expert Matthew Sweet for a fresh look at the great British spy movie. Show more


Al Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Stella Rimington
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Forde
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Sweet
Matt Nida
Executive Producer:
Jamie Isaacs
Production Company:
Liberty Bell Productions

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Available for 11 months

Compilation of performances from 1970s singer-songwriters, including Tom Paxton, Harry Nilsson, Gordon Lightfoot, Stealers Wheel, John Denver, Ronnie Lane and Billy Joel. Show more

Documentary profile of Roberta Flack, telling the story of the emergence of a different kind of soul singer, set against the turbulent backdrop of America's Civil Rights movement. Show more


Series 14

Episode 3: Bullseyes and Beer: When Darts Hit Britain

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

How a traditional working-class pub game became a national obsession during the 1970s and 80s, and how television played a key role in elevating its players into household names. Show more


Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Eric Bristow
Bobby George
John Lowe
Phil Taylor


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