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Doctor Who Confidential

Series 4 - 15 Minute Versions

Episode 12: Friends and Foe

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Behind-the-scenes at Doctor Who. A look inside the dark and deadly world of the Daleks. From their creation 45 years ago to their latest incarnation. Show more

Merlin

Series 5

Episode 3: The Death Song of Uther Pendragon

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Fantasy drama series. When a stranger gives Arthur the power to summon the dead, the king seizes the chance to speak to his father, Uther. Show more

Contributors

Sir Elyan:
Adetomiwa Edun
Sir Percival:
Tom Hopper
Sir Leon:
Rupert Young
Voice of the Dragon:
John Hurt
Sir Gwaine:
Eoin Macken
Executive Producer:
Johnny Capps
Executive Producer:
Julian Murphy

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Italy: The Parrots

Episode 1: Silence Equals Death

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As the three contestants prepare for the run-up to the prize, one of them realises it will be his last chance for glory. 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 FM

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

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Italy: The Parrots

Episode 3: Tell Me What I Have to Do

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As rumours fly about which author is ahead in the votes, the Writer's dark secret takes on even greater significance. Show more

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 FM

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 5: The Road to Immortality

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As the Beginner struggles with the fallout from his infidelity, the Writer still contemplates just how far he will go to win the prize. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Italy: The Parrots

Episode 6: You wrote a book. It came out well. But that was a lucky chance.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Filippo Bologna's biting satire on Italian book prizes. Three authors fight, almost to the death, for their country's greatest honour. Today: The Beginner has a lot to lose. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Italy: The Parrots

Episode 7: They Forgive Poets Everything

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As the Beginner struggles with the fallout from his infidelity, the Writer is still contemplating just how far he will go to win the prize. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Italy: The Parrots

Episode 8: When Fate Shows Its Hand

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Filippo Bologna's biting satire of Italian literary life. Three men compete for a career-defining book prize. Today: The Beginner makes a plea. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Italy: The Parrots

Episode 9: Into the Wolf's Lair

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Filippo Bologna's satire of Italy's literary prizes. Three men fight, perhaps to the death, for the greatest honour. Today: The Master's takes his last chance. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Italy: The Parrots

Episode 10: A Victory Without Victors

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Filippo Bologna's searing satire on Italy's literary scene, in which three authors fight for their country's greatest honour. Today: the final reckoning. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Romantic comedy about a charismatic youngster who moves to London with his best friend to search for a job. However, their friendship is tested when he falls for an older woman. Show more

Cabin Pressure

Series 4

Episode 3: Vaduz

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The crew of MJN Air have to face a real live king and a mythical fax machine. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam. From January 2013. Show more

Contributors

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey:
Stephanie Cole
First Officer Douglas Richardson:
Roger Allam
Captain Martin Crieff:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey:
John Finnemore
Captain Hercules 'Herc' Shipwright:
Anthony Head
Princess Theresa:
Matilda Ziegler
Maximilian:
Kieran Hodgson
Director:
David Tyler
Producer:
David Tyler

Cabin Pressure

Series 4

Episode 6: Yverdon-Les-Bains

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Love is in the air as Douglas and Herc fight it out over the fruit tray. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam. From February 2013. Show more

Contributors

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey:
Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson:
Roger Allam
Captain Martin Crieff:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey:
John Finnemore
Captain Hercules 'Herc' Shipwright:
Anthony Head
Oskar Bider:
Nicholas Woodeson
Captain Deroche:
Kate Duchene
Director:
David Tyler
Producer:
David Tyler

Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere

Episode 1: London Below

Duration: 1 hour

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

An act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted into a mysterious subterranean world beneath London. Stars James McAvoy. Show more

Contributors

Richard Mayhew:
James McAvoy
Lady Door:
Natalie Dormer
Marquis de Carabas:
David Harewood
Old Bailey:
Bernard Cribbins
Jessica:
Romola Garai
Anaesthesia:
Yasmin Paige
Lord Ratspeaker:
Johnny Vegas
Letting Agent:
Stephen Marcus
Lord Portico:
John Glover
Mr Figgis:
Neil Gaiman
Fop (with no name):
Neil Gaiman
Director:
Dirk Maggs

Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere

Episode 2: Earl's Court

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Who ordered the assassination of Door's family? Richard and Door visit a venerable resident of London Below. Stars James McAvoy. Show more

Contributors

Richard Mayhew:
James McAvoy
Lady Door:
Natalie Dormer
Marquis de Carabas:
David Harewood
The Earl of Earl’s Court:
Christopher Lee
Old Bailey:
Bernard Cribbins

Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere

Episode 3: The Angel Islington

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Richard and Door try to locate the Angelus, the portal to the citadel of the legendary Angel Islington. Stars Natalie Dormer. Show more

Contributors

Richard Mayhew:
James McAvoy
Lady Door:
Natalie Dormer
Marquis de Carabas:
David Harewood
Old Bailey:
Bernard Cribbins
Jessica:
Romola Garai

Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere

Episode 4: The Black Friars

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Richard and Hunter travel to the monastery of the Black Friars where Richard faces a terrifying ordeal. Stars James McAvoy. Show more

Contributors

Richard Mayhew:
James McAvoy
Lady Door:
Natalie Dormer
Marquis de Carabas:
David Harewood
Old Bailey:
Bernard Cribbins
The Abbot:
George Harris
Lamia:
Lucy Cohu
Jessica:
Romola Garai

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