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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

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

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

Movie Connections

Series 2

Episode 5: Shirley Valentine

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Documentary series about Britain's biggest movies. Pauline Collins, Tom Conti, Alison Steadman and others remember the making of 1980s classic Shirley Valentine. Show more

Gloomsbury

Series 2

Episode 2: Desperate for a Thumbs-Up

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Ginny Fox and DH Lollipop desperately seek literary acclamation for their latest manuscripts, little realising that their greatest critic is Mrs Gosling and her box of matches. Show more

Contributors

Vera Sackcloth-Vest:
Miriam Margolyes
Mrs Ginny Fox:
Alison Steadman
Lionel Fox:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Henry Mickleton:
Jonathan Coy
Venus Traduces:
Morwenna Banks
DH Lollipop:
John Sessions
Mrs Gosling:
Alison Steadman
Producer:
Jamie Rix
Writer:
Sue Limb

Duration: 1 hour

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

Following the weddings of two multicultural couples to explore how traditions are being maintained. Featuring Sikh couple Kami and Dav and eastern europeans Sasha and Vlod. Show more

The Syndicate

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series. Now she's won the lottery Rose can take herself off the waiting list and buy some new knees! The publicity from the win has brought unwelcome attention. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Exploring how traditions are being maintained among the UK's multicultural couples. A couple marry in a white wedding and in a Hindu ceremony and a Jewish couple wed in tradition. Show more

Moll Flanders

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Can our 18th century heroine be saved from a certain fate at the Old Bailey? Stars Jessica Hynes and Ben Miles. Show more

Contributors

Moll Flanders:
Jessica Hynes
Daniel Defoe:
Ben Miles
Mother Midnight:
Alison Steadman
Gaoler:
Sean Baker
Merchant:
Jason Barnett
Court Clerk:
Tom Forrister
Apprentice:
Sam Rix
Adaptor:
Nick Perry

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 9

Episode 2: The Intern

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Ed somehow ends up sharing an office with Ping, and the cake run too. Stars Stephanie Cole and Alison Steadman. From November 2013. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Exploring how traditions are being maintained among the UK's multicultural couples. A mother plans a Chinese wedding party for her son and a Nigerian Christian couple get married. Show more

Bird Island

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Ben gets a new telescope, and Graham has some big news. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt and Alison Steadman. From 2014. Show more

The Syndicate

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series. Having bought last night's Euro lottery ticket, Becky cannot remember what she did with it. So with all eyes, hands and ears to the ground, the hunt begins. Show more

Drama on 3

The Visa Affair

Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

In 1965 Joe Orton visits the American Embassy in London. He is immediately caught up in a Kafkaesque world of oppression and paranoia. Show more

Contributors

Joe Orton:
Russell Tovey
Kenneth Halliwell:
Tom Burke
Miss Boynes:
Alison Steadman
Peggy Ramsey:
Frances Barber
Director:
Marilyn Imrie
Producer:
Jo Coombs

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy series in which Sue Townsend's angst-ridden diarist returns. Now aged 31, Adrian remains a frustrated intellectual, while Pandora Braithwaite is a New Labour candidate. Show more

Contributors

Adrian Mole:
Stephen Mangan
Pauline Mole:
Alison Steadman
Pandora Braithwaite:
Helen Baxendale
George Mole:
Alun Armstrong
Tania Braithwaite:
Zoe Wanamaker
Ivan Braithwaite:
James Hazeldine
Peter Savage:
Keith Allen
Nigel Hetherington:
Roderic Culver
Director:
Sandy Johnson

Grumpy Old Women

Series 2

Episode 1: Hard Work

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

A group of middle-aged women grumble about various aspects of working life, including Sheila Hancock, Jenny Eclair, Stephanie Beacham, Muriel Gray and Arabella Weir. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alison Steadman
Participant:
Sheila Hancock
Participant:
Jenny Eclair
Participant:
Stephanie Beacham
Participant:
Muriel Gray
Participant:
Arabella Weir
Participant:
Pam St Clement
Participant:
Michele Hanson
Participant:
Indira Joshi
Participant:
Annette Crosbie
Participant:
Kathryn Flett
Participant:
Jane Moore
Participant:
Germaine Greer
Participant:
Linda Robson
Participant:
Dillie Keane
Participant:
Helen Lederer
Producer:
Judith Holder
Executive Producer:
Stuart Prebble