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University Challenge

Christmas 2018

Episode 8: Semi-Final 1

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four HD

It is the first of the semi-finals in the University Challenge Christmas quiz for graduates. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. Show more

Contributors

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

Secrets of Skin

Series 1

Communication

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 1 month

Professor Ben Garrod explores how skin has evolved remarkable ways to enable animals to communicate with each other, from vibrant displays of colour to skin pouches to amplify sound. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Tom Pinfold and Peter Ginn recreate how the farms of Tudor England celebrated the 12 days of Christmas with banquets and carol singing. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Presenter:
Peter Ginn
Presenter:
Tom Pinfold
Executive Producer:
David Upshal

Vic & Bob's Big Night Out

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Mulligan and O'Hare present their album Caravan Park, and Vic reveals his latest plastic surgery enhancement. Three acts battle it out in Novelty Island while Vaun tries to lure Vic away from Bob. Show more

House of Fools

House of Fools Christmas Special

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Sitcom. Bob's present for Erik has caught fire. With Vic and the gang, he must go on an underground journey by boat to Phil Collins's house to save Christmas. Show more

Contributors

Bob Mortimer:
Bob Mortimer
Vic Reeves:
Jim Moir
Santa Claus:
Reece Shearsmith
Writer:
Vic Reeves
Producer:
Lisa Clark
Director:
Nick Wood
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb

Thailand: Earth's Tropical Paradise

Episode 3: The Mysterious North

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 8 days

Series exploring the paradise of Thailand. Northern Thailand, dominated by mountains and forests, hides ancient creatures and surprising partnerships. Show more

The High Art of the Low Countries

Episode 3: Daydreams and Nightmares

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 5 months

Andrew Graham-Dixon shows how the Low Countries rose again to become a cultural leader in the modern age, with artists like van Gogh, Mondrian and Magritte. Show more

Peaky Blinders

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 56 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Period crime drama. It is Thomas Shelby's long-awaited wedding day. In the middle of the celebrations, a mysterious visitor imperils the entire Shelby family. Show more

Contributors

Thomas Shelby:
Cillian Murphy
Aunt Polly:
Helen McCrory
Arthur Shelby:
Paul Anderson
John Shelby:
Joe Cole
Michael Gray:
Finn Cole
Ada Shelby:
Sophie Rundle
Charlie Strong:
Ned Dennehy
Lizzie Starke:
Natasha O'Keeffe
Princess Tatiana Petrovna:
Gaite Jansen
Jeremiah Jesus:
Benjamin Zephaniah
Ruben Oliver:
Alexander Siddig
Johnny Dogs:
Packy Lee
Inspector Moss:
Tony Pitts
Linda Shelby:
Kate Phillips
Anton Kaledin:
Richard Brake
Finn Shelby:
Harry Kirton
Curly:
Ian Peck
Charlotte Murray:
Stephanie Hyam
General Curran:
Richard Dillane
Undercover Officer:
Brendan Gibson
Officer 1:
Timothy Harker
Officer 2:
John Purcell
Karl Shelby:
George Gwyther
Charles Shelby:
Billy Marwood
Wedding Lady 1:
Anna Wilson-Hall
Wedding Lady 2:
Sara Beasley
UVF Hardman:
Branwell Donaghey
Producer:
Simon Maloney
Director:
Tim Mielants

Peaky Blinders

Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Period crime drama. Tommy discovers the extent of the mission given to him and the extreme lengths his new paymasters are willing to go to in their quest for power. Show more

Contributors

Thomas Shelby:
Cillian Murphy
Aunt Polly:
Helen McCrory
Arthur Shelby:
Paul Anderson
Grace Shelby:
Annabelle Wallis
John Shelby:
Joe Cole
Ada Shelby:
Sophie Rundle
Michael Gray:
Finn Cole
Charlie Strong:
Ned Dennehy
Princess Tatiana Petrovna:
Gaite Jansen
Grand Duke Leon Petrovna:
Jan Bijvoet
Grand Duchess Izabella:
Dina Korzun
Ruben Oliver:
Alexander Siddig
Father John Hughes:
Paddy Considine
Connor Nutley:
Ralph Ineson
Violinist:
Greg kolpakchi
Finn Shelby:
Harry Kirton
Vicente Changretta:
Kenneth Colley
Curly:
Ian Peck
Maitre'd:
Aaron Neil
Charlotte Murray:
Stephanie Hyam
Linda Shelby:
Kate Phillips
Inspector Moss:
Tony Pitts
Angel Nurse:
Sarah Gallagher
Charles Shelby:
Billy Marwood
Flying Squad Officer:
Ian Conningham
Daniel Preece:
Peter Rylands
Patrick Jarvis MP:
Alex Macqueen
Producer:
Simon Maloney
Director:
Tim Mielants

Peaky Blinders

Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Responding to the Italians' actions, Tommy is set on a path of deadly vengeance. Meanwhile, as he makes plans for his mission on behalf of the Russians, he realises there is a traitor in his midst.

Contributors

Thomas Shelby:
Cillian Murphy
Aunt Polly:
Helen McCrory
Arthur Shelby:
Paul Anderson
John Shelby:
Joe Cole
Father John Hughes:
Paddy Considine
Ada Shelby:
Sophie Rundle
Michael Gray:
Finn Cole
Charlie Strong:
Ned Dennehy
Princess Tatiana Petrovna:
Gaite Jansen
Ruben Oliver:
Alexander Siddig
Grand Duke Leon Petrovna:
Jan Bijvoet
Grand Duchess Izabella:
Dina Korzun
Jonny Dogs:
Packy Lee
Curly:
Ian Peck
Finn Shelby:
Harry Kirton
Linda Shelby:
Kate Phillips
Vicente Changretta:
Kenneth Colley
Connor Nutley:
Ralph Ineson
Patrick Jarvis MP:
Alex Macqueen
Bethany Boswell:
Frances Tomelty
Audrey Changretta:
Brid Brennan
James Monkland:
John Albasiny
Charles Shelby:
Billy Marwood
Karl Shelby:
George Gwyther
Border Officer:
Sam Benjamin
Producer:
Simon Maloney
Director:
Tim Mielants

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