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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Live recipes, the best of the week's TV and celebrity chat. Tim Lovejoy, Angellica Bell and chef Simon Rimmer are joined by Merlin star Anthony Head, and 80s pop group Bananarama. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tim Lovejoy
Presenter:
Angellica Bell
Presenter:
Simon Rimmer
Participant:
Anthony Head
Participant:
Keren Woodward
Participant:
Sara Dallin

Doctor Who Confidential

Series 4

Episode 9: River Runs Deep

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who. Alex Kingston talks about her role as archaeologist River Song and there's a feature on the mysterious Dr Moon. Show more

Doctor Who Confidential

Series 4

Episode 8: Shadow Play

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who. The Doctor and Donna are on the set of the eerie Library Planet to confront the vicious Vashta Nerada monsters. Show more

Doctor Who Confidential

Series 4

Episode 6: Sins of the Fathers

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who. There's a new kid on the block and the Doctor isn't impressed, as his daughter Jenny bounds into view. Show more

Clayton Grange

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Brilliantly stupid scientists trial a bionic suit and try genetic manipulation. Stars Anthony Head and Neil Warhurst. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Professor Saunders:
Anthony Head
Geoff Prowse:
Neil Warhurst
Roger Bucks:
Paul Barnhill
Alice Jameson:
Stephanie Racine
Simon Prowse:
Albie Warhurst
Announcer:
Clive Hayward

Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere

Episode 5: Market Afloat

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Richard and Door locate a guide for the labyrinth deep below, home of the mythical Great Beast of London. Stars James McAvoy. Show more

Contributors

Richard Mayhew:
James McAvoy
Lady Door:
Natalie Dormer
Marquis de Carabas:
David Harewood
Lamia:
Lucy Cohu

Clayton Grange

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Brilliantly stupid scientists seek cash - and develop a thought-powered gun. Stars Anthony Head and Miriam Margolyes. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Professor Saunders:
Anthony Head
Aunt Felicity:
Miriam Margolyes
Geoff Prowse:
Neil Warhurst
Roger Bucks:
Paul Barnhill
Alice Jameson:
Stephanie Racine
Announcer:
Clive Hayward

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Italy: The Parrots

Episode 4: You Have to Become a Work of Art

Duration: 15 minutes

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

While the Master is sensing his own mortality, and the Beginner looks back on an infidelity, the Writer enjoys some not very veiled threats from his publisher. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Italy: The Parrots

Episode 2: There Won't Be Any More Prizes for Me

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Filippo Bologna's comedy about Italian book prizes in which three men fight - even to the death - for their country's greatest honour. Today: The Master makes a revelation. Show more

Bleak Expectations

Series 5

A Writerly Life Made Dreadfully Different

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

It’s a writing showdown between Pip and Charles Dickens. Mark Evans' Victorian comic epic stars Tom Allen. From December 2012. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Mark Evans
Sir Philip:
Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin:
Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent:
Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit:
James Bachman
Clampvulture:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Pippa:
Susy Kane
The Real Charles Dickens:
Mark Evans

Bleak Expectations

Series 5

A Loved-Up Life Potentially Totally Annihilated

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Mister Gently Benevolent unveils an evil advent calendar. Mark Evans' Victorian comic epic stars Tom Allen. From December 2012. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Mark Evans
Sir Philip:
Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin:
Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent:
Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit:
James Bachman
Servewell:
James Bachman
Clampvulture:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Pippa:
Susy Kane
The Ghost of Christmice:
Mark Evans

Bleak Expectations

Series 5

Episode 1: A Pleasant Yet Dull Life Re-Evilled

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Pip receives an intriguing invitation to a house party. Mark Evans' Victorian comic epic stars Tom Allen. From November 2012. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Mark Evans
Sir Philip:
Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin:
Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent:
Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit:
James Bachman
Clampvulture:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Pippa:
Susy Kane
General Kartoffel-Kopf:
Mark Evans

Hotel Babylon

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series. Hotel concierge, Tony provides for all the glamorous and debauched guests' needs, legal or otherwise, but when he goes too far he finds his job on the line.

Cabin Pressure

Series 5

Episode 2: Zurich, Part 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The crew race against time, but what is Gerti's secret? What future for Carolyn and Herc? Stars Benedict Cumberbatch. From December 2014. Show more

Contributors

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey:
Stephanie Cole
First Officer Douglas Richardson:
Roger Allam
Capt Martin Crieff:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey:
John Finnemore
Captain Hercules "Herc" Shipwright:
Anthony Head
Princess Theresa:
Matilda Ziegler
Gordon Shappey:
Timothy West
Bruce Fraser:
Gordon Kennedy
The Auctioneer:
Jonathan Kydd
Director:
David Tyler
Producer:
David Tyler

Cabin Pressure

Series 5

Episode 1: Zurich, pt 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

As Martin decides whether to take his new job, is this the end for MJN Air? And just what has Arthur painted on the side of the van? Show more

Contributors

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey:
Stephanie Cole
First Officer Douglas Richardson:
Roger Allam
Capt Martin Crieff:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey:
John Finnemore
Captain Hercules "Herc" Shipwright:
Anthony Head
Princess Theresa:
Matilda Ziegler
Gordon Shappey:
Timothy West
Bruce Fraser:
Gordon Kennedy
The Auctioneer:
Jonathan Kydd
Director:
David Tyler
Producer:
David Tyler

Bleak Expectations

Series 5

A Terrifying Life Made Even Scarier a Bit Some More

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

A new and terrible danger threatens Britain. Mark Evans' Victorian comic epic stars Tom Allen. From December 2012. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Mark Evans
Sir Philip:
Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin:
Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent:
Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit:
James Bachman
Servewell:
James Bachman
Clampvulture:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Pippa:
Susy Kane
Hector the Holy Horse:
Mark Evans

Merlin

Series 1

Episode 1: The Dragon's Call

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Available for 5 months

Fantasy period drama based on the King Arthur legend. Young wizard Merlin arrives in Camelot to find magic outlawed, its practice punishable by death. Show more

Contributors

Voice of the Dragon:
John Hurt
Uther Pendragon:
Anthony Head
Mary Collins/Lady Helen:
Eve Myles
Bronwen:
Louise Dylan
Gregory:
Gary Oliver
Director:
James Hawes

Merlin

Series 1

Episode 2: Valiant

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Channel IslandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Available for 5 months

Fantasy period drama based on the King Arthur legend. Knight Valiant will stop at nothing to win Camelot's annual sword tournament. Merlin tries to expose him as a cheat. Show more

Contributors

Voice of the Great Dragon:
John Hurt
Uther Pendragon:
Anthony Head
Knight Valiant:
Will Mellor
Morris:
Ed Coleman
Director:
James Hawes

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