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A Little Twist of Dahl

Episode 5: The Neck

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Rich, modern sculpture collector, Sir Basil Turton discovers his adulterous wife is trapped in a Henry Moore. Stars Chris Emmett. From March 2016. Show more

Contributors

Storyteller:
Charles Dance
Lionel Sturridge:
Jamie Glover
Sir Basil Turton:
Chris Emmett
Lady Turton:
Katie Scarfe
Major Haddock:
Mark Heap
Director:
David Blount
Producer:
David Blount

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama about an expedition to capture a rare penguin's egg during Captain Scott's scientific mission in Antarctica, prior to his ill-fated attempt to reach the South Pole. Show more

Contributors

Apsley Cherry-Garrard:
Mark Gatiss
Dr Wilson:
John Arthur
Birdie Bowers:
Lee Ingleby
Curator:
David Ryall
Angela Turner:
Julia Dalkin
Wentworth:
Ian Hallard
Mrs Cherry-Garrard:
Barbara Kirby
Captain Scott:
Alexander Kirk
Director:
Damon Thomas

Crooked House

Episode 3: The Knocker

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Ghost stories about a haunted manor. Schoolteacher Ben unearths an old door knocker in the garden of his new home and attaches it to his door, with fearful consequences. Show more

Contributors

Curator:
Mark Gatiss
Sir Roger Widdowson:
Derren Brown
Lady Widdowson:
Vanessa Havell
Mr Paget:
David Ryall
The Abomination:
John Lebar
Producer:
Paul Frift
Director:
Damon Thomas

Outnumbered

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Semi-improvised sitcom. Ben tries to get elected as his class rep. Karen attempts to fathom who puts the 'beeps' into the mouths of TV chefs, and Dad is troubled by mortality. Show more

Outnumbered

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Semi-improvised sitcom. The Brockmans attempt to revive 1950s values by banning TV and computers for one whole Sunday, freeing up lots of time for explaining the facts of life. Show more

Outnumbered

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Sitcom. Mum and Dad must try to endure the hell of being trapped in a foreign airport with young children. And as the delays multiply, a game of I Spy takes an unexpected turn. Show more

Contributors

Grandad:
David Ryall
Check-in Attendant:
Paul Clarkson
Ticket Checker:
Marit Kile
Baggage Inspector:
Tony Portacio
Passport Official:
David Ricardo-Pearce
Director:
Andy Hamilton
Director:
Guy Jenkin
Producer:
Andy Hamilton
Producer:
Guy Jenkin

Outnumbered

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

A Croatian baby-sitter has a night to remember when Mum and Dad manage to escape for a meal together. Meanwhile, Ben gets thrown out of his sister's pretend restaurant. Show more

Outnumbered

Series 2

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Sitcom. Chaos reigns in the Brockman household as six-year-old Karen denounces Satan, Ben gets on the wrong side of a no-nonsense referee, and Grandad's fate hangs in the balance. Show more

Outnumbered

Series 2

Episode 7

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & LincsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

A thunderstorm brings chaos to the Brockman family. Ben wants to go out and dodge the lightning, while Karen writes to the prime minister, asking him to fire her teacher. Show more

Our Girl

10 Minute Recap

Duration: 10 minutes

Get ready for the new series of Our Girl, starring Lacey Turner. See why East End girl Molly Dawes took her destiny into her own hands and joined the British Army as a medic. Show more

Contributors

Molly Dawes:
Lacey Turner
Corporal Geddings:
Matthew McNulty
Belinda Dawes:
Kerry Godliman
Dave Dawes:
Sean Gallagher
Artan:
Dan Black
Corporal Leech:
Steven Miller
Lance Corporal Brammer:
Stuart Ward
Proud Mary:
Frieda Thiel
Elizabeth:
Cecilia Noble
Corporal Richards:
Fiona Skinner
Sergeant Peters:
Andrew Scarborough
Major O'Brien:
Lucy Briers
Jade Dawes:
Mimi Keene
Jayne King:
Modupe Adeyeye
Major Hart:
Dominic Jephcott
Staff Sergeant Adams:
Branwell Donaghey
Chris Ingrams:
Harry Ferrier
Mrs Frewin:
Teresa Churcher
Mr Frewin:
Philip Wright
Sergeant Lamont:
Paul Fox
Bella Dawes:
Flossy Grounds
Holly (Army):
Catherine Hayworth
Donna (Army):
Sarah Dungworth
Joanna (Army):
Shereena Glean
Lisa (Army):
Katy Phipps
Charlie (Army):
Aveen Stewart
Nat (Army):
Harriet Madeley
Producer:
Ken Horn
Director:
David Drury

The Village

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Historical drama series. Hankin opens a dance hall. Bert's childhood crush on Martha Allingham blinds him to the reality of Phoebe's affection for him. Show more

Contributors

John Middleton:
John Simm
Grace Middleton:
Maxine Peake
Edmund Allingham:
Rupert Evans
Bairstow:
Joe Armstrong
Bill Gibby:
Derek Riddell
Clem Allingham:
Juliet Stevenson
Bert Middleton:
Alfie Stewart
Old Bert:
David Ryall
Arnold Hankin:
Anthony Flanagan
Norma Hankin:
Ainsley Howard
Phoebe Rundle:
Phoebe Dynevor
Philip Rundle:
John Elkington
Mary Middleton:
Ellie Grainger
Robin Lane:
Scott Handy
Joy Dangerfield:
Juliet Aubrey
Margaret Boden:
Annabelle Apsion
Martha Allingham:
Charlie Murphy
George Allingham:
Augustus Prew
Gilbert Hankin:
Andrew Gower
Gerrard Eyre:
Matt Stokoe
Alf Rutter:
Nick Preston
Robert Read:
Alex Robertson
Caro Allingham:
Emily Beecham
Producer:
Tim Whitby
Director:
Luke Watson

The Village

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Drama series. It is January 1915; the Middleton farm has fallen on very hard times, and John is drinking heavily. A strange incident then takes place at the manor house... Show more

Contributors

John Middleton:
John Simm
Grace Middleton:
Maxine Peake
Edmund Allingham:
Rupert Evans
Clem Allingham:
Juliet Stevenson
Old Bert:
David Ryall
Young Bert:
Bill Jones
Dr Ramsey:
Paul Warriner
Mrs H Housekeeper:
Katherine Dow Blyton
Caro Allingham:
Emily Beecham
George Allingham:
Augustus Prew
Gerard Eyre:
Matt Stokoe
Peter the Landlord:
Jim Cartwright
Arnold Hankin:
Anthony Flanagan
Norma Greaves:
Ainsley Howard
Alf Rutter:
Matt O'Donnell
Crispin Ingham:
Stephen Walters
Bairstow:
Joe Armstrong
Producer:
Emma Burge
Director:
Antonia Bird

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mark Gatiss adapts the chilling ghost story by MR James. A young student is drawn into a family feud when a relative comes to find a particular book at his university. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Simpson:
Louise Jameson
Garrett:
Sacha Dhawan
Miss Chambers:
Una Stubbs
John Eldred:
John Castle
George Earle:
Nicholas Burns
Mrs Goundry:
Eleanor Bron
Anne Simpson:
Charlie Clemmow
Producer:
Susie Liggat
Director:
Mark Gatiss

Holby City

Series 12

Episode 52: Test Results

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Linden returns from his retreat and struggles to cope with life at Holby. Connie is put to the test by Mark - can she work with Michael as joint Director of Surgery? Show more

Contributors

Connie Beauchamp:
Amanda Mealing
Elliot Hope:
Paul Bradley
Michael Spence:
Hari Dhillon
Linden Cullen:
Duncan Pow
Sacha Levy:
Bob Barrett
Jac Naylor:
Rosie Marcel
Joseph Byrne:
Luke Roberts
Greg Douglas:
Edward MacLiam
Penny Valentine:
Emma Catherwood
Mark Williams:
Robert Powell
Faye Byrne:
Patsy Kensit
Donna Jackson:
Jaye Jacobs
Frieda Petrenko:
Olga Fedori
Elizabeth Tait:
La Charne Jolly
Terence Cunningham:
Roger Barclay
Kam Ashry:
Mo Sesay
Carl Downing:
Isaac Ssebandeke
Producer:
Sharon Bloom
Director:
Rob Evans
Lucy Durham:
Anna O'Grady
Walter Samuels:
David Ryall

Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Ensemble comedy drama. An opera star arrives at a performers' retirement home amidst fraught preparations for a fundraising concert. Her presence adds to the tension. Show more

Contributors

Jean Horton:
Maggie Smith
Reggie Paget:
Tom Courtenay
Wilf Bond:
Billy Connolly
Cissy Robson:
Pauline Collins
Cedric Livingston:
Michael Gambon
Dr Lucy Cogan:
Sheridan Smith
Bobby Swanson:
Andrew Sachs
Anne Langley:
Gwyneth Jones
Frank White:
Michael Byrne

Formats

Gossip from the Garden Pond

Episode 2: The Water Boatman and Great Diving Beetle

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A water boatman and a great diving beetle reveal the funny side of life in a garden pond. Stars Sandi Toksvig and David Ryall. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lynne Truss
Water Boatman:
Sandi Toksvig
Great Diving Beetle:
David Ryall
Producer:
Sarah Blunt

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Comedy drama telling the tale of two members of the Army Dental Corps who decide to go on a mission to occupied France and fight the Germans. With Kenneth Cranham and Leo Bill. Show more

Contributors

Sgt Peter King:
Kenneth Cranham
Pvt Leslie Cuthbertson:
Leo Bill
Emma Fraser:
Rosanna Lavelle
Maj Bates:
James Fleet
Col Hatchard:
Julian Glover
Maj Merton:
Derek Jacobi
Winston Churchill:
David Ryall

Doctors

Series 12

Episode 99: A Spoonful

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Medical drama series. Zara has an exquisite gateau delivered from France, but it seems the fates are against her eating it. Meanwhile, Cherry tries to make Ruth laugh. Show more

Contributors

Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Jonty Stephens:
Dean Andrews
'JJ' Jason Johnston:
Tachia Newall
Dr Howard Mills:
David Ryall
Cherry Malone:
Sophie Abelson
Ruth Pearce:
Selina Chilton
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

The Village

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series. Bert is the second oldest man in Britain, and a film is being made about his life and his village. He takes us back to the summer of 1914, when he was 12 years old. Show more

Contributors

John Middleton:
John Simm
Grace Middleton:
Maxine Peake
Edmund Allingham:
Rupert Evans
Clem Allingham:
Juliet Stevenson
Old Bert:
David Ryall
Young Bert:
Bill Jones
Crispin Ingham:
Stephen Walters
Alf Rutter:
Matt O'Donnell
Gerard Eyre:
Matt Stokoe
Caro Allingham:
Emily Beecham
Mrs H Housekeeper:
Katherine Dow Blyton
Peter the Landlord:
Jim Cartwright
George Allingham:
Augustus Prew
Norma Greaves:
Ainsley Howard
Arnold Hankin:
Anthony Flanagan
Recruitment Officer:
Tom Berish
Producer:
Emma Burge
Director:
Antonia Bird