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We Need Answers

Series 2

Episode 3: Poetry, God, Politics and Geography

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy quiz show with a difference, as Miranda Hart competes against Ian McMillan in answering questions provided by members of the public. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Watson
Presenter:
Alex Horne
Presenter:
Tim Key
Participant:
Miranda Hart
Participant:
Ian McMillan
Producer:
Simon London
Executive Producer:
Jo Sargent
Director:
Nick Wood

Coast

Series 8

Episode 2: The Workers' Coast

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Celebrating the workers from around our shores. Nick Crane tells the tale of a refrigeration plant whose workers kept Britain's biggest fishing fleet afloat. Show more

The Verb

How do you choose a mentor?

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Ian McMillan's guests include Margaret Cho and Tim Atack, and Hollie McNish introduces the poetry of Rosy Carrick. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Cho
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Howe
Interviewed Guest:
Timothy X Atack
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Rosy Carrick

Drama

Love Me Tender

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Ian McMillan. Comedy verse drama about a radio producer who makes a documentary about trainspotters. All the characters speak in different verse forms. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

Coast

Series 10

Episode 6: Caves and Coves

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Coast embarks on a quest to explore the endless nooks and crannies of our curving and twisted coastline and asks: why are our caves and coves so captivating? Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cinema magazine programme presented by Francine Stock. Julia Ducournau discusses her French cannibal movie Raw. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Ducournau
Interviewed Guest:
Pablo Larrain
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Bray
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Monks Kaufman

Midweek

Ian McMillan; Victoria Tennant; Mike Vass; Linda Marlowe

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan, actors Linda Marlowe and Victoria Tennant and musician Mike Vass. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Marlowe
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Tennant
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Vass

Brand

Midweek

Dilemma

Series 4

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sue Perkins sets ethical and moral conundra for Dave Gorman, Jessica Hynes, Ian McMillan and Danielle Ward. From May 2015. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sue Perkins
Panellist:
Dave Gorman
Panellist:
Jessica Hynes
Panellist:
Ian McMillan
Panellist:
Danielle Ward
Producer:
Ed Morrish

Genres

Drama

Time for One More Question

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Love is put through the toughest Q and A in this comedy of festival manners written by Glyn Maxwell and recorded on location at Hay Festival. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

Never Mind the Full Stops

Series 2

Episode 11

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Julian Fellowes is joined by Jenni Murray, Ian MacMillan, Edward Stourton and Michael Rosen in another edition of the language panel game.

Balderdash and Piffle

Series 2

Episode 6: Put Downs and Insults

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Victoria Coren, John Sergeant, Denis Healey, Ian McMillan and Mike Harding enlighten us on words such as wazzock, prat and plonker as put downs and insults. Show more

Coast

Series 7 (Shortened Versions)

Episode 9: Peril from the Seas

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Coast ventures to the furthest-flung reaches of the British Isles. Nick Crane tells the astonishing tale of the Great Storm of 1703. Show more

Coast

Series 7

Episode 4: Peril from the Seas

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Coast ventures to the furthest-flung reaches of the British Isles. Nick Crane tells the astonishing tale of the Great Storm of 1703. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In Didcot, Peter Snow is joined by train lovers, collectors and enthusiasts across Britain. Peter challenges Ian McMillan to write a poem about the Flying Scotsman. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Snow
Presenter:
Hannah Fry
Presenter:
Tim Dunn
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Series Producer:
Chris Howard
Participant:
Ian McMillan
Production Company:
Plum Pictures Ltd

Coast

Series 8

Episode 3: Joy of the Coast

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

To discover the pure pleasure of seaside leisure, the team seek out the ideal locations to enjoy their personal passions and experience the joy of the coast. Show more

Countryfile

Summer Special

Duration: 1 hour

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

The Countryfile team head to the Cotswold County Show in Cirencester for a celebration of the best of rural Britain, bringing along special guests. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Craven
Presenter:
Matt Baker
Presenter:
Ellie Harrison
Presenter:
Adam Henson
Presenter:
Tom Heap
Series Producer:
Joanna Brame
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Participant:
John Hammond
Participant:
Phil Vickery
Participant:
Ian McMillan
Participant:
Tony Husband

Countryfile

Lancashire

Duration: 1 hour

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

Countryfile is in Lancashire. John Craven explores one of the county's hidden jewels and Ellie Harrison investigates the sculptural art of the area. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Craven
Presenter:
Ellie Harrison
Presenter:
Tom Heap
Presenter:
Adam Henson
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Series Producer:
Joanna Brame
Participant:
Ian McMillan
Participant:
Tony Husband

Drama

Love, War and Trains

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Funny and poignant verse drama based on the story of how poet Ian McMillan's parents got married during the Second World War. Starring Billy Boyd (Pippin in Lord of the Rings). Show more