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Merlin

Series 4

Episode 2: The Darkest Hour - Part 2

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC HD

Available for 4 months

Fantasy drama. With the kingdom on the brink of collapse, Arthur and the Knights journey to the Isle of the Blessed, where their lives change forever. Show more

Contributors

Uther Pendragon:
Anthony Head
Sir Lancelot:
Santiago Cabrera
Voice of the Dragon:
John Hurt
The Cailleach:
Gemma Jones
Sir Leon:
Rupert Young
Sir Gwaine:
Eoin Macken
Sir Elyan:
Adetomiwa Edun
Sir Percival:
Tom Hopper
Geoffrey of Monmouth:
Michael Cronin
Ferryman:
James Greene
Producer:
Johnny Capps
Producer:
Julian Murphy

Merlin

Series 4

Episode 3: The Wicked Day

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC HD

Available for 4 months

Fantasy drama series. A carnival to celebrate Prince Arthur's birthday hides a deadly foe who promises to strike at the very heart of Camelot. Show more

Contributors

Uther Pendragon:
Anthony Head
The Gleeman:
Phil Davis
Voice of the Dragon:
John Hurt
Sir Leon:
Rupert Young
Sir Gwaine:
Eoin Macken
Sir Elyan:
Adetomiwa Edun
Producer:
Johnny Capps
Producer:
Julian Murphy
Sir Percival:
Tom Hopper
Geoffrey of Monmouth:
Michael Cronin
Geldred:
Phil Holden
Guard:
Kyle Lima
The Cailleach:
Gemma Jones
Ferryman:
James Greene
Sir Lancelot:
Santiago Cabrera

Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

on BBC HD

Drama based on John Buchan's novel, starring Rupert Penry-Jones. When an undercover British spy is killed, a man finds himself caught up in a deadly conspiracy. Show more

Contributors

Richard Hannay:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Victoria Sinclair:
Lydia Leonard
Sir George Sinclair:
David Haig
Professor Fisher:
Patrick Malahide
Harry Sinclair:
Patrick Kennedy
Scudder:
Eddie Marsan
Captain Kell:
Alex Jennings
Vicar/Wakeham:
Steven Elder
Ackerman:
Werner Daehn
London Constable:
Del Synnott
Concierge at Club:
James Bryce
Waiter at Club:
Stewart Preston
Town Hall Policeman:
Sean Kane
Producer:
Lynn Horsford
Director:
James Hawes

Little Dorrit

Episode 9

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC HD

Costume drama based on the Dickens novel. The Dorrits arrive in Venice, and Fanny renews an old acquaintance with Edmund Sparkler and his redoubtable mother Mrs Merdle. Show more

Contributors

Amy Dorrit:
Claire Foy
Mr Dorrit:
Tom Courtenay
Fanny Dorrit:
Emma Pierson
Arthur Clennam:
Matthew Macfadyen
Maggy:
Eve Myles
Mrs Plornish:
Rosie Cavaliero
Cavalletto:
Jason Thorpe
Mrs General:
Pam Ferris
Producer:
Lisa Osborne

Cranford

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

on BBC HD

Period drama. Defying his father, William finds a job with Captain Brown working on the railway making its way into the heart of Cranford. Meanwhile, Harry disappears from school. Show more

Contributors

Miss Matty:
Judi Dench
Miss Octavia Pole:
Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester:
Julia McKenzie
Mr Buxton:
Jonathan Pryce
Lady Glenmire:
Celia Imrie
Mrs Bell:
Lesley Sharp
Peggy Bell:
Jodie Whittaker
William Buxton:
Tom Hiddleston
Mrs Jamieson:
Barbara Flynn
Captain Brown:
Jim Carter
The Rev Hutton:
Alex Jennings
Mr Peter Jenkyns:
Nicholas Le Prevost
Signor Brunoni:
Tim Curry
Jem Hearne:
Andrew Buchan
Mary Smith:
Lisa Dillon
Erminia Whyte:
Michelle Dockery
Miss Tomkinson:
Deborah Findlay
Sir Charles Maulver:
Greg Wise
Harry Gregson:
Alex Etel
Mrs Clara Smith:
Finty Williams
Edward Bell:
Matthew McNulty
Miss Galindo:
Emma Fielding
Mrs Johnson:
Debra Gillett
Bella Gregson:
Emma Lowndes
Margaret Gidman:
Bessie Carter
Director:
Simon Curtis

Sherlock

Series 1

Episode 3: The Great Game

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

on BBC HD

Available for 4 months

Contemporary crime drama. Five deadly puzzles. A deranged bomber. A battle of wits ensues between Sherlock and the shadowy stranger who seems to know all the answers. Show more

Contributors

Sherlock Holmes:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Dr John Watson:
Martin Freeman
DI Lestrade:
Rupert Graves
Mrs Hudson:
Una Stubbs
Molly Hooper:
Louise Brealey
Sgt Sally Donovan:
Vinette Robinson
Kenny Prince:
John Sessions
Miss Wenceslas:
Haydn Gwynne
Director:
Paul McGuigan
Producer:
Sue Vertue
Executive Producer:
Steven Moffat
Executive Producer:
Mark Gatiss

Drama based on the bestselling Victorian-set novel by Michel Faber. William Rackham, tormented by debt and an unstable wife, finds solace in young prostitute Sugar. Show more

Contributors

William Rackham:
Chris O'Dowd
Mrs Agnes Rackham:
Amanda Hale
Mrs Castaway:
Gillian Anderson
Mrs Emmeline Fox:
Shirley Henderson
Doctor Curlew:
Richard E. Grant
Christopher:
James Willson
Colonel Leek:
Alan Williams
Elizabeth:
Lydia Wilson
Lady Constance Bridgelow:
Elizabeth Berrington
Henry Rackham Junior:
Mark Gatiss
Henry Rackham Senior:
Tom Georgeson
Caroline:
Liz White
Amateur Photographer:
Patrick Brennan
Fireside Whore 1:
Maimie McCoy
Fireside Whore 2:
Sarah Ridgeway
Fireside Whore 3:
Izabella Urbanowicz
Young Prostitute:
Jessica Pyatt
Producer:
Greg Dummett
Director:
Marc Munden

Fry's Planet Word

Episode 1: Babel

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC HD

Documentary series focusing on language. Stephen Fry seeks to uncover the origins of language and how and why we are the only species on the planet to have this gift. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Director of photography:
Simon Ffrench
Sound Recordist:
Adam Toy
Sound Recordist:
Sean O'Neill
Production Manager:
Lucy Tate
Executive Producer:
Gina Carter
Executive Producer:
Mark Bell
Series Producer:
John-Paul Davidson

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