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Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Life proves difficult for Alistair, and there is tension at Home Farm.

Contributors

Series Editor:
Alison Hindell
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
PC Harrison Burns:
James Cartwright
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Alice Carter:
Hollie Chapman
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Jazzer McCreary:
Ryan Kelly
Freddie Pargetter:
Toby Laurence
Lily Pargetter:
Katie Redford
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Lexi Viktorova:
Ania Sowinski
Jake Grundy:
Rob Redwood
Olwen Thomas:
Alison Steadman

Woof

Woof: One Man's Search for a Dog or a Boyfriend

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

Richly comic autobiographical meanderings from the pen of Chris Neill - joined on stage by Martin Hyder and Alison Steadman. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 2 months

2020 has been an absolute nightmare for the Jessop family. To boost family morale, they decide they are going to have a summer holiday after all, even if it is in Margate in October.

Contributors

Rachel Jessop:
Katherine Parkinson
Paul Jessop:
Jim Howick
Sue Jessop:
Alison Steadman
Amy Jessop:
Freya Parks
Robin Hankey:
Tom Basden
Cherry Lee-Dixon:
Tori Allen-Martin
Maya Hughes:
Mica Ricketts
Sam Jessop:
Jack Christou
Writer:
Tom Basden
Director:
Ella Jones
Producer:
Tom Jordan

The Break

Series 1

Dead Man's Dinner

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 4 months

Jeff and Andy win a posh meal, opening a Pandora's Box of envy, hate and hazelnut yoghurt. Stars Philip Jackson. From 2016. Show more

Saturday Live

Lee Child

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Morning magazine show. Includes 10.00am News. Author Lee Child, with actor and author Alison Steadman, space engineer Abbie Hutty and TV archaeologist Alex Langlands. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Presenter:
Shaun Keaveny
Interviewed Guest:
Lee Child
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Steadman
Interviewed Guest:
Abbie Hutty
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Langlands
Producer:
Paul Waters

The Break

Series 1

The Girl from the South

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 3 months

Uncle Jeff decides his nephew needs a girlfriend and Fish Shop Frank’s niece visits from down south. With Tom Palmer. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

With six daughters to marry off, Mrs Bennet is thrilled when two bachelors arrive. However a visit from the Bennets' heir throws the family into disarray.

Contributors

Director:
Simon Langton
Elizabeth Bennet:
Jennifer Ehle
Mr. Darcy:
Colin Firth
Jane Bennet:
Susannah Harker
Lydia Bennet:
Julia Sawalha
Mrs. Bennet:
Alison Steadman
Kitty Bennet:
Polly Maberly
Mary Bennet:
Lucy Briers
Miss Bingley:
Anna Chancellor
Mrs. Hurst:
Lucy Robinson

Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Elizabeth is furious to discover that Darcy is responsible for Jane's unhappiness. Meanwhile, Darcy realises where his heart truly lies.

Contributors

Director:
Simon Langton
Elizabeth Bennet:
Jennifer Ehle
Mr. Darcy:
Colin Firth
Jane Bennet:
Susannah Harker
Lydia Bennet:
Julia Sawalha
Mrs. Bennet:
Alison Steadman
Kitty Bennet:
Polly Maberly
Mary Bennet:
Lucy Briers
Miss Bingley:
Anna Chancellor
Mrs. Hurst:
Lucy Robinson

Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Darcy introduces Elizabeth to his sister at Pemberley, but then distressing news arrives from Longbourn – Lydia has eloped with Mr Wickham.

Contributors

Director:
Simon Langton
Elizabeth Bennet:
Jennifer Ehle
Mr. Darcy:
Colin Firth
Jane Bennet:
Susannah Harker
Lydia Bennet:
Julia Sawalha
Mrs. Bennet:
Alison Steadman
Kitty Bennet:
Polly Maberly
Mary Bennet:
Lucy Briers
Miss Bingley:
Anna Chancellor
Mrs. Hurst:
Lucy Robinson

Front Row

Alison Steadman, Anders Lustgarten, History of art A-level

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Alison Steadman looks back at her acting career, playwright Anders Lustgarten on The Seven Acts of Mercy, the new History of Art A-level, and the F-Word in pop (not that one). Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Steadman
Interviewed Guest:
Anders Lustgarten
Interviewed Guest:
Cornelia Parker
Interviewed Guest:
Griselda Pollock
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

The Many Faces of...

Series 1

Episode 2: Alison Steadman

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary in which actress Alison Steadman talks about her career, from her earliest appearances on screen. Featuring archive footage and testimony from friends and colleagues. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Alison Steadman
Series Producer:
Graeme Hart
Executive Producer:
Stephen Stewart

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mark Lawson talks to actress Alison Steadman about her life and career, as she explores her gift for mimicry, passion for improvisation and joy of working with great dramatists. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Alistair opens up, and the stress rises for Helen.

Contributors

Series Editor:
Alison Hindell
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
PC Harrison Burns:
James Cartwright
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Will Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Daniel Hebden Lloyd:
Will Howard
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Jazzer McCreary:
Ryan Kelly
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Andrew:
Tim Dutton
Olwen Thomas:
Alison Steadman

Grumpy Old Women

Series 1

Episode 2: Life's No Fun Anymore

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Well-known personalities talk about various aspects of modern life. Here, the grumpies discuss Women's Lib, wondering whether women really have it all. Show more

Life

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 18 days

Gail, Belle, David and Hannah all encounter new and disruptive influences in their lives, kicking off interweaving stories set in a house in Manchester divided into four flats. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Stephen Mangan, Sue Perkins and Alison Steadman travel the UK. Sue Perkins takes charge in Cornwall and leads Stephen Mangan and Alison Steadman from Bodmin Moor to Cape Cornwall. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Stephen Mangan, Sue Perkins and Alison Steadman travel the UK. Stephen Mangan leads Sue Perkins and Alison Steadman on a journey across Ireland, back to where his parents lived. Show more

The Secrets

Episode 1: The Dilemma

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Series of stand-alone dramas. A vet expecting her first child has all the chemicals to put pets to sleep and a mother who is chronically ill and wants to die. Show more

Contributors

Stephanie:
Wanda Opalinska
Writer:
Nick Payne
Producer:
Guy Heeley
Executive Producer:
Juliette Howell
Executive Producer:
Tim Bevan
Executive Producer:
Eric Fellner
Executive Producer:
Dominic Savage

Genres

The Singing Detective

Episode 3: Lovely Days

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dennis Potter's drama serial with music. Marlow thinks back to the war when he was a little boy and remembers seeing his mother having illicit sex in the Forest of Dean. Show more

Contributors

Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Mark Binney:
Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Staff Nurse White:
Imelda Staunton
Mr Tomkey:
Leslie French
Director:
Jon Amiel
Producer:
Kenith Trodd
Mrs Marlow/Lili:
Alison Steadman
Dr Gibbon:
Bill Paterson
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Reginald:
Gerard Horan
Mr Marlow:
Jim Carter
First Mysterious Man:
Ron Cook
Second Mysterious Man:
George Rossi
Night Nurse:
Sharon D Clarke
Dr Finlay:
Simon Chandler
George Adams:
Charles Simon
Schoolteacher:
Janet Henfrey
Philip (aged 10):
Lyndon Davies
Uncle John:
Ken Stott
Cloth Cap:
Trevor Cooper
Aunt Emily:
Jo Cameron Brown