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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Drama relating the remarkable story of Stephen Hawking's early years as a PHD student at Cambridge, his search for the 'beginning of time' and his struggle against illness. Show more

Contributors

Stephen Hawking:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Fred Hoyle:
Peter Firth
Roger Penrose:
Tom Ward
Jane Wilde:
Lisa Dillon
Dennis Sciama:
John Sessions
Isobel Hawking:
Phoebe Nicholls
Arno Penzias:
Michael Brandon
Bob Wilson:
Tom Hodgkins
Dr John Holloway:
Matthew Marsh
Nurse Susan McClean:
Anastasia Hille
Frank Hawking:
Adam Godley
Jayant Narlikar:
Rohan Siva
George Ellis:
Bertie Carvel
Robert Silkin:
Sebastian Armesto
Martha Guthrie:
Alice Eve
Rosencrantz:
Leon Ockenden
Guildenstern:
Che Cartwright
Lidia Sciama:
Carolina Giammetta
Train Passenger:
Linda Spurrier
Cab Driver:
James Warrior
Producer:
Jessica Pope
Director:
Philip Martin

Case Histories

Series 1

Episode 3: One Good Turn - Part 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama. While hunting down a drowned Russian girl's killer, Jackson helps a crime novelist caught up in a road rage incident, and visits his past in Yorkshire. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Bill Anderson
Jackson Brodie:
Jason Isaacs
Louise Munroe:
Amanda Abbington
Julia Land:
Natasha Little
Josie Brodie:
Kirsty Mitchell
Deborah Arnold:
Zawe Ashton
Marlee Brodie:
Millie Innes
Marcus Stewart:
Edward Corrie
Martin Canning:
Adam Godley
Richard Moat:
Keith Allen
Gloria Hatter:
Marion Bailey
Paul Bradley:
Simon Weir
Terence Smith:
Brian McCardie
Archie Munroe:
Maarten Stevenson
Young Jackson:
Rory Barraclough
Francis Brodie:
Allan Lindsay
Producer:
Helen Gregory

Case Histories

Series 1

Episode 4: One Good Turn - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Detective drama. Jackson uncovers the dark secrets of a novelist's holiday in Russia, taking him on a journey of redemption, and helps the wife of a crook. Show more

Contributors

Jackson Brodie:
Jason Isaacs
Louise Munroe:
Amanda Abbington
Julia Land:
Natasha Little
Josie Brodie:
Kirsty Mitchell
Deborah Arnold:
Zawe Ashton
Marlee Brodie:
Millie Innes
Francis Brodie:
Allan Lindsay
Young Jackson:
Rory Barraclough
Gloria Hatter:
Marion Bailey
Lena the Cleaner:
Eleanor Yates
Martin Canning:
Adam Godley
DC Marcus Stewart:
Edward Corrie
Richard Moat:
Keith Allen
Paul Bradley:
Simon Weir
Terrance Smith:
Brian McCardie
Tatianna:
Orla O'Rourke
Archie Munroe:
Maarten Stevenson
Emma Drake:
Anna Nierobisz
Producer:
Helen Gregory
Director:
Bill Anderson

Drama on 3

You Never Can Tell

Duration: 2 hours

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

Martin Jarvis directs George Bernard Shaw's breezy seaside comedy, which features tangled romance, 'the New Woman' and doubtful dentistry. Show more

Contributors

Valentine:
Jamie Bamber
William:
Ian Ogilvy
Fergus Crampton:
Christopher Neame
Finch McComas:
Adam Godley
Mrs Clandon:
Rosalind Ayres
Gloria Clandon:
Sophie Winkleman
Dolly Clandon:
Moira Quirk
Phillip Clandon:
Matthew Wolf
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 8 months

Drama examining the relationship between Tony Blair and Bill Clinton as they deal with the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the war in Kosovo. Starring Michael Sheen and Dennis Quaid. Show more

Contributors

Tony Blair:
Michael Sheen
Bill Clinton:
Dennis Quaid
Hillary Clinton:
Hope Davis
Cherie Blair:
Helen McCrory
Jonathan Powell:
Adam Godley
Jacques Chirac:
Marc Rioufol
Alastair Campbell:
Mark Bazeley
Gordon Brown:
Chris Wilson
Reporter:
John Schwab
Foreign Policy Advisor:
Matthew Marsh
Protocol Officer:
Nancy Crane
Producer:
Frank Doelger
Producer:
Ann Wingate

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. It is 1964, and with the Carry On films at the height of their popularity, Kenneth Williams bumps into Charles Hawtrey in a London tea room. Starring Adam Godley. Show more

Contributors

Kenneth Williams:
Adam Godley
Charles Hawtrey:
David Charles
Louie Williams:
Janine Duvitski
Alice Hawtrey:
Marcia Warren
Gloria:
Lisa Allen
Director:
Gary Brown
Producer:
Gary Brown

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Espionage thriller. Mercier goes undercover to Czechoslovakia on the trail of the elusive Chaika, a man who can lead him into the heart of the Nazi war machine. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Coky Giedroyc
Producer:
Richard Fell
Executive Producer:
Richard Fell
Anna Skarbek:
Janet Montgomery
Antoni Pakulski:
Marcin Dorocinski
Jourdain:
Burn Gorman
Maxim Mostov:
Piotr Baumann
Zoller:
Jan Pohl
August Voss:
Rad Kaim
Malka Rozen:
Linda Bassett
Viktor Rozen:
Allan Corduner
Helena Skarbek:
Tusse Silberg
Doctor Lapp:
Anton Lesser
Colonel Lessard:
Richard Lintern
General Beauvilliers:
Julian Glover
Roddy Fitzware:
Richard Teverson
Czech Barman:
Ziggy Heath
Julius Halbach:
Adam Godley
SS Sergeant:
Sebastian Stegmann
Johannes Elter:
Nicholas Murchie
Singer in club:
Jessica Akpang
Viktor's Chess Opponent:
Andrzej Walden
Fernand:
Mark Lewis
Duff Cooper:
Julian Harries
Herschenson:
Andrew Sachs
Polish Soldier:
Rafal Zawierucha
Gypsy Girl:
Sonia Mietielica
Bandit Leader:
Eugeniusz Malinowski
Ukranian Bandit:
Michal Kosciuk
Ukranian Bandit:
Grzegorz Klis
Ukranian Bandit:
Jaroslaw Karpuk
Ukranian Bandit:
Krzysztof Urbanowicz
Ukranian Bandit:
Krzysztof Wnuk

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

Drama based on Terry Johnson's award-winning play about the passionate relationship which developed between Sid James and Barbara Windsor during the Carry On years. Show more

Contributors

Barbara Windsor:
Samantha Spiro
Kenneth Williams:
Adam Godley
Bernard Bresslaw:
Steven Spiers

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Series 4

Episode 2: In the Guise of Death

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Crime drama series. A horse trainer is found hanged. It seems like suicide but when Lynley discovers a connection to a smuggling racket he becomes suspicious.

Contributors

DI Thomas Lynley:
Nathaniel Parker
DS Barbara Havers:
Sharon Small
Lady Sarah Keach:
Stella Gonet
DC Tremayne:
Adrian Bower
Lady Asherton:
Gabrielle Drake
Lachlan:
Doug Allen
Juliet Spence:
Pippa Haywood
Helen Clyde:
Lesley Vickerage
Kenneth Shepherd:
John Vine
Tony Philips:
Adam Godley
Steve Shepherd:
Jason Merrells
Maggie Spence:
Charlotte Salt
Polly Yarkin:
Joanna Dunn

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Series 1

Episode 4: Missing Joseph

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Detective drama series. When a village herbalist poisons the local vicar, Lynley and Havers have to delve deep to find a motive for murder.

Contributors

DI Thomas Lynley:
Nathaniel Parker
DS Barbara Havers:
Sharon Small
Helen Clyde:
Lesley Vickerage
Steve Shepherd:
Jason Merrells
Juliet Spence:
Pippa Haywood
Kenneth Shepherd:
John Vine
Maggie Spence:
Charlotte Salt
Polly Yarkin:
Joanna Dunn
Tony Philips:
Adam Godley

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Series 2

Episode 1: Playing for the Ashes

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Drama about two detectives from opposite ends of the social spectrum. When a star cricketer is murdered, the duo must bend the rules to find the killer. Show more

Contributors

DI Thomas Lynley:
Nathaniel Parker
DS Barbara Havers:
Sharon Small
Helen Clyde:
Lesley Vickerage
Miriam Whitelaw:
Phyllis Logan
Olivia Whitelaw:
Neve McIntosh
Jeannie Waring:
Ruth Gemmell
Juliet Spence:
Pippa Haywood
Kenneth Shepherd:
John Vine
Tony Philips:
Adam Godley
Steve Shepherd:
Jason Merrells
Maggie Spence:
Charlotte Salt
Polly Yarkin:
Joanna Dunn

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Series 2

Episode 2: In the Presence of the Enemy

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Drama series about two detectives from opposite ends of the social spectrum. Lynley and Havers investigate a kidnapping and murder. Show more

Contributors

DI Thomas Lynley:
Nathaniel Parker
DS Barbara Havers:
Sharon Small
Helen Clyde:
Lesley Vickerage
DC Robin Payne:
Robert Whitelock
Dennis Luxford:
James Hazeldine
Eve Bowen:
Sophie Okonedo
Juliet Spence:
Pippa Haywood
Kenneth Shepherd:
John Vine
Tony Philips:
Adam Godley
Steve Shepherd:
Jason Merrells
Maggie Spence:
Charlotte Salt
Polly Yarkin:
Joanna Dunn
Director:
Brian Stirner

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Series 2

Episode 4: Deception on His Mind

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Crime drama series. Lynley and Havers are caught in a tangled web of racial tension and family loyalties when investigating the murder of an Asian man. Show more

Contributors

DI Thomas Lynley:
Nathaniel Parker
DS Barbara Havers:
Sharon Small
Emily Barlow:
Emily Joyce
Akram Malik:
Saeed Jaffrey
Yumna Malik:
Amita Dhiri
Azhar Taymullah:
Tanveer Ghani
Muneer Malik:
Tarek Ramini
Rachel Winfield:
Demelza Randall
Juliet Spence:
Pippa Haywood
Helen Clyde:
Lesley Vickerage
Kenneth Shepherd:
John Vine
Tony Philips:
Adam Godley
Steve Shepherd:
Jason Merrells
Maggie Spence:
Charlotte Salt
Polly Yarkin:
Joanna Dunn
Director:
Tim Leandro

PG Wodehouse

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

1. Bertie Takes Action

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. What is Bertie’s motive in ensuring Miss Basset remains securely engaged to Mr Fink-Nottle? Starring Martin Jarvis. Show more

Contributors

Aunt Dahlia:
Joanna Lumley
Bertie Wooster:
James Callis
Roderick Spode:
Adam Godley
Major Plank:
Michael York
Sir Watkyn Bassett:
Ian Ogilvy
Rev Harold Pinker:
Julian Sands
Stiffy Byng:
Moira Quirk
Madeline Bassett:
Elizabeth Knowelden
Gussie Fink-Nottle:
Matthew Wolf
Emerald Stoker:
Tara Lynne Barr
Butterfield:
Kenneth Danziger

Genres

PG Wodehouse

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

2. Jeeves Intervenes

Duration: 1 hour

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

Blackmail is afoot, petty larceny and fisticuffs by the rhododendrons. Gussie elopes, but with whom? Starring Joanna Lumley. Show more

Contributors

Aunt Dahlia:
Joanna Lumley
Bertie Wooster:
James Callis
Roderick Spode:
Adam Godley
Major Plank:
Michael York
Sir Watkyn Bassett:
Ian Ogilvy
Rev Harold Pinker:
Julian Sands
Stiffy Byng:
Moira Quirk
Madeline Bassett:
Elizabeth Knowelden
Gussie Fink-Nottle:
Matthew Wolf
Emerald Stoker:
Tara Lynne Barr
Butterfield:
Kenneth Danziger

Duration: 30 minutes

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

From mobile phones to getting names right – an all-star cast portray a hilarious view of us all. With Stephen Fry. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

From street demos to speaking gibberish – an all-star cast portray a hilarious view of us all. With Martin Jarvis. From 2015. Show more

Merlin

Series 2

Episode 6: Beauty and the Beast - Part 2

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Available for 6 months

Fantasy drama. Newly crowned Queen Catrina settles in as Camelot's first lady. As her true troll nature surfaces, her influence over Uther increases. Show more

Contributors

Lady Catrina:
Sarah Parish
Uther Pendragon:
Anthony Head
Voice of the Dragon:
John Hurt
Sir Leon:
Rupert Young
Geoffrey of Monmouth:
Michael Cronin
Eldred:
Brian Peck
Executive Producer:
Johnny Capps
Executive Producer:
Julian Murphy
Director:
Metin Huseyin

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Series 4

Episode 1: In Divine Proportion

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Crime drama series. A woman is murdered with a shotgun and Lynley is worried about the effect the case will have on Havers, back at work after being shot.

Contributors

DI Thomas Lynley:
Nathaniel Parker
DS Barbara Havers:
Sharon Small
PC Garrett:
Jimmy Yuill
Philip Turner:
Richard Armitage
Amanda Gibson:
Eve Best
Paula Marshall:
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Juliet Spence:
Pippa Haywood
Helen Clyde:
Lesley Vickerage
Kenneth Shepherd:
John Vine
Tony Philips:
Adam Godley
Steve Shepherd:
Jason Merrells
Maggie Spence:
Charlotte Salt
Polly Yarkin:
Joanna Dunn

Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Adventure film. A ten-year-old girl embarks on a great adventure when she meets the Big Friendly Giant, but their friendship draws the unwanted attention from other, mean giants. Show more

Contributors

The Queen:
Penelope Wilton
Fleshlumpeater:
Jemaine Clement
Mr Tibbs:
Rafe Spall
Bloodbottler:
Bill Hader
Maidmasher/Cook:
Olafur Darri Olafsson
Manhugger/Lout 1:
Adam Godley
Butcher Boy/Danish Driver:
Michael Adamthwaite
Bonecruncher/Lout 2:
Daniel Bacon
Childchewer/Pub Landlord:
Jonathan Holmes
Gizzardgulper/Late Night Walker:
Chris Gibbs
Meatdripper/Lout 3:
Paul Moniz de Sa
Composer:
John Williams
Director of photography:
Janusz Kaminski
Author:
Roald Dahl
Producer:
Sam Mercer

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