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Heroes and Villains

Episode 5: Spartacus

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC HD

Dramatised documentary revealing Spartacus as he really was, a brilliant fighter and leader of a guerrilla band, but a flawed and indecisive human being. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

The family wrestle with various needs for approval from others as Mike's parents come to stay. Stars Kerry Godliman. From 2017. Show more

In and Out of the Kitchen

Series 2

The Wedding

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Anthony is thrilled to be best man at a wedding, but Damien is not inclined to share his joy. Stars Miles Jupp. From February 2013. Show more

Contributors

Damien Trench:
Miles Jupp
Anthony MacIlveny:
Justin Edwards
Julian, the Groom:
Ben Crowe
Ian Frobisher:
Philip Fox
Fran, the Bride:
Sarah Thom
The Bride's Mum:
Lesley Vickerage
Writer:
Miles Jupp
Producer:
Sam Michell

How Not To Live Your Life

Series 3

Episode 3: Don's Posh Weekend

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Sitcom about desperate lothario Don. Don and Jason go on a date with two posh girls. All goes well until they are invited to Felicity's parents' country house. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

A fantastical re-imagining of the events of 1979, when Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open. Show more

Contributors

John Cleese:
Darren Boyd
Michael Palin:
Charles Edwards
Eric Idle/Disciple/Rabbi:
Steve Punt
Terry Jones:
Rufus Jones
Graham Chapman:
Tom Fisher
Terry Gilliam:
Phil Nichol
Barry Atkins:
Simon Greenall
US News Reporter/BBFC Rep:
Robin Sebastian
Nun/Montage Woman:
Belinda Stewart-Wilson
Black Panther/Montage Man:
Micah Balfour
Harry Balls/News Vendor:
Paul Chahidi
Prod Person/Sam Lowry:
Ian Bonar
PA to Head of Rude Words:
Selina Griffiths
Alan Dick/Desmond Lovely:
Jason Thorpe
Dog Walker/Petitioner:
Geoff McGivern
Andrew Thorogood:
Mark Heap
BBC Head of Rude Words:
Alex Macqueen
Gareth Nice/Angry Viewer:
David Birrell
Bernard Barnard QC:
Rupert Vansittart
Richard Klein:
Martin Marquez
Malcolm Muggeridge:
Michael Cochrane
BBC Head of Firing/Cabbie:
Kim Wall
Mervyn Stockwood:
Roy Marsden
Archbishop of York:
James Laurenson
Tim Rice:
Tom Price
Producer:
Polly Leys
Producer:
Kate Norrish
Executive Producer:
Matthew Read
Director:
Owen Harris
Writer:
Tony Roche

Genres

Doctors

Series 13

Episode 168: Mr Fitch Comes Home

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Kevin tries to help a former neurosurgeon find a reason to go on living. Cherry and Jimmi finally move into their new house, while Heston lies to his colleagues. Show more

Contributors

Mr Graham Fitch:
Rupert Vansittart
Dr Kevin Tyler:
Simon Rivers
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Cherry Malone:
Sophie Abelson
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Dr Elaine Cassidy:
Janet Dibley
Dr Freya Wilson:
Lu Corfield
Julia Parsons:
Diane Keen
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Mrs Tembe:
Lorna Laidlaw
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd
Producer:
Ella Kelly

Doctors

Series 16

Episode 21: Just Deserts

Duration: 28 minutes

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

When an old friend comes to see him, Heston finds himself daring to dream that romance is on the cards. Mrs Tembe spends an eventful afternoon with Josh. Show more

Contributors

Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Angelica Harley:
Kazia Pelka
Bennie (Benedict) Harley:
Rupert Vansittart
Dr Emma Reid:
Dido Miles
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Kevin Tyler:
Simon Rivers
Dr Al Haskey:
Ian Midlane
Dr Niamh Donoghue:
Jessica Regan
Howard Bellamy:
Ian Kelsey
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Mrs Tembe:
Lorna Laidlaw
Josh Robson:
Matthew Wait
Gareth Bailey:
Charles Venn
Producer:
Peter Bullock
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Mealtime is laden with anxiety and many dietary preferences – is the joy of food forgotten? Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From 2017. Show more

My Family

Series 1

Episode 6: Death Takes a Policy

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Domestic sitcom following the trials and tribulations of a harassed dentist and his family. Ben and Susan worry about their mortality and buy life assurance from Nick's girlfriend.

Contributors

Ben Harper:
Robert Lindsay
Susan Harper:
Zoe Wanamaker
Nick Harper:
Kris Marshall
Janey Harper:
Daniela Denby-Ashe
Michael Harper:
Gabriel Thomson
Brigitte McKay:
Daisy Donovan
Mrs Dudley:
Anna Keaveney
Director:
Jay Sandrich
Producer:
John Bartlett

Bad Education

Series 1

Episode 5: Football Match

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

It is the biggest football match of the year as Abbey Grove take on the local public school. Unfortunately, Alfie has to step in and coach the Abbey Grove team. Show more

Contributors

Miss Pickwell:
Michelle Gomez
Miss Gulliver:
Sarah Solemani
Chantelle:
Nikki Runeckles
Rem Dogg:
Jack Binstead
Miss Mollinson:
Leila Hoffman
Grayson:
Jack Bence
Posh pupil:
Leo Suter
Producer:
Ben Cavey
Producer:
Pippa Brown
Writer:
Dan Swimer
Writer:
Shaun Pye
Himself:
Chris Kamara

Doctors

Series 11

Episode 212: When We Were Young

Duration: 30 minutes

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

An old med school chum invites Charlie to join him on one last trip. And the cat is out of the bag regarding Zara's secret engagement, and so much more.

Contributors

Dr Charlie Bradfield:
Philip McGough
Anthony Chippington:
Rupert Vansittart
Joanne Chippington:
Louise Jameson
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Simon Bond:
David Sturzaker
Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Michelle Corrigan:
Donnaleigh Bailey
Cherry Malone:
Sophie Abelson
Julia Parsons:
Diane Keen
Ruth Pearce:
Selina Chilton
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Jack Hollins:
Nicolas Woodman
Judith Leicester:
Caroline Langrishe
Producer:
Ella Kelly
Producer:
Mike Hobson
Matthew Leicester:
Nicholas Shaw

Versailles

Series 1

Episode 9

Duration: 53 minutes

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

Period drama. The traitor strikes in the palace prison, Henriette has a rocky reunion with her brother, Charles II of England, while Beatrice risks a rendezvous with Marchal. Show more

Contributors

Louis XIV:
George Blagden
Philippe d'Orléans 'Monsieur':
Alexander Vlahos
Fabien Marchal:
Tygh Runyan
Bontemps:
Stuart Bowman
Béatrice de Clermont:
Amira Casar
Henriette:
Noemie Schmidt
Chevalier:
Evan Williams
Madame de Montespan:
Anna Brewster
Sophie de Clermont:
Maddison Jaizani
Claudine Masson:
Lizzie Brochere
King Charles II:
Daniel Lapaine
Sir William Throckmorten:
Rupert Vansittart
Louvois:
Joe Sheridan
Queen Marie-Thérèse:
Elisa Lasowski
Colbert:
Steve Cumyn
Montcourt:
Anatole Taubman
Musket Mike:
Raphael Roger Levy
Director:
Daniel Roby

Versailles

Series 1

Episode 8

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Period drama. While Louis proposes an audacious alliance with England, and an unexpected envoy to negotiate it, the normally brazen Beatrice fears revelation of her secrets. Show more

Contributors

Louis XIV:
George Blagden
Philippe d'Orléans 'Monsieur':
Alexander Vlahos
Fabien Marchal:
Tygh Runyan
Bontemps:
Stuart Bowman
Béatrice de Clermont:
Amira Casar
Chevalier:
Evan Williams
Henriette:
Noemie Schmidt
Athénais de Montespan:
Anna Brewster
Claudine Masson:
Lizzie Brochere
Montcourt:
Anatole Taubman
Colbert:
Steve Cumyn
Sophie de Clermont:
Maddison Jaizani
Dr Masson:
Peter Hudson
Louvois:
Joe Sheridan
Sir William Throckmorten:
Rupert Vansittart
Musket Mike:
Raphael Roger Levy
Director:
Daniel Roby

Father Brown

Series 4

Episode 7: The Missing Man

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One North West

Drama series based on the novels of GK Chesterton. Father Brown deduces that the apparent suicide of a recently returned RAF pilot was actually murder.

Contributors

Father Brown:
Mark Williams
Mrs McCarthy:
Sorcha Cusack
Arthur Le Broc:
Rupert Vansittart
Inspector Mallory:
Jack Deam
Meg Le Broc:
Leah Whitaker
Geoffrey Le Broc:
Oliver Le Sueur
Lady Felicia:
Nancy Carroll
Milly Le Broc:
Madeleine Harris
Ned Le Broc:
Oliver Dimsdale
Sergeant Goodfellow:
John Burton
Executive Producer:
Will Trotter

Drama

Anton Chekhov - Wild Honey

Episode 2

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Platonov seems to gain the admiration of all the women he knows. Who will he end up with? Starring David Tennant. Show more

Contributors

Dr Triletzky:
Elliot Levey
Anna Petrovna:
Sasha Behar
Porfiry Semyonovich Glagolyev:
Christian Rodska
Colonel Triletzky:
Rupert Vansittart
Marya Yefimovna Grekova:
Prisca Bakare
Platonov:
David Tennant
Gerasim Kuzmich Petrin:
Ben Onwukwe
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill

Genres

Drama

Anton Chekhov - Wild Honey

Episode 1

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

4 Extra Debut. Everyone loves Platonov - but who does he really love? Perhaps it's only himself. Starring David Tennant. Show more

Contributors

Dr Triletzky:
Elliot Levey
Anna Petrovna:
Sasha Behar
Porfiry Semyonovich Glagolyev:
Christian Rodska
Colonel Triletzky:
Rupert Vansittart
Marya Yefimovna Grekova:
Prisca Bakare
Platonov:
David Tennant
Gerasim Kuzmich Petrin:
Ben Onwukwe
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill

Genres

15 Minute Drama

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General

Episode 1: A Man of Jollity

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It is 1877, and Gilbert and Sullivan cast George Grossmith, a touring comedian, as the leading man in their new opera, The Sorcerer. But there is one problem: he is not a singer. Show more

15 Minute Drama

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General

Episode 2: Ruler of the Queen's Navee

Duration: 15 minutes

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

1878. HMS Pinafore looks set to fail in a London heatwave, and Gilbert blames the disaster on Grossmith's vulgar performance. Can Grossmith save his career and the sinking ship? Show more

15 Minute Drama

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General

Episode 3: A Disagreeable Man

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It's 1884, and after great success with The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan move their operas to the Savoy Theatre. But tempers fray when Princess Ida fails to catch fire. Show more

15 Minute Drama

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General

Episode 4: A Savoy Cocktail

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It is 1885, and Grossmith is now the toast of the Savoy Opera, with a starring role as Ko-Ko in The Mikado, but his nerves and Gilbert's demands threaten to get the better of him. Show more