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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

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

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 6 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

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

15 Minute Drama

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General

Episode 5: Piano and I

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It is 1889, and after 12 years at the Savoy Opera, Grossmith decides to go solo. Gilbert and Sullivan lose their golden goose and struggle to replace him. Will there be a reunion? Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama about Margaret Thatcher's fall from power. As Thatcher prepares for the Lord Mayor's banquet, Geoffrey Howe pens the resignation speech that will seal her fate. Show more

Contributors

Director:
James Kent
Margaret Thatcher:
Lindsay Duncan
John Wakeman:
Roger Allam
Caroline Stephens:
Charlotte Asprey
Sue Mastriforte:
Elizabeth Bennett
Nigel Lawson:
Martin Chamberlain
Alan Clark:
Michael Cochrane
Michael Heseltine:
Oliver Cotton
Gordon Reece:
Alan Cox
Airey Neave:
Dermot Crowley
Cranley Onslow:
Nicholas Day
Norman Lamont:
Julian Firth
Charles Powell:
James Fox
Willie Whitelaw:
Robert Hardy
Tristan Garel Jones:
Guy Henry
Cynthia Crawford:
Jenny Howe
John Gummer:
Ian Hughes
Bernard Ingham:
Philip Jackson
Kenneth Baker:
Paul Jesson
Tim Renton:
Nicholas Jones
Margaret King:
Diana Kent
Douglas Hurd:
Nicholas Le Prevost
Mark Thatcher:
Oliver Le Sueur
Edward Heath:
Nigel Le Vaillant
Queen Elizabeth II:
Rosemary Leach
John Whittingdale:
Christian McKay
Official:
Frank Maguire
John Major:
Michael Maloney
Norman Tebbit:
Roy Marsden
Denis Thatcher:
Ian McDiarmid
William Waldegrave:
Tim McMullan
Kenneth Clarke:
Kevin R McNally
Speaker of the Commons:
George Pensotti
John MacGregor:
Mark Perry
Carol Thatcher:
Olivia Poulet
Malcolm Rifkind:
Nicholas Rowe
Geoffrey Howe:
John Sessions
Peter Morrison:
Rupert Vansittart

Doctor Who

Series 1

Episode 4: Aliens of London

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Rose is taken home, but a spaceship crashes in the Thames and London is closed off... Enter the Slitheen!

Contributors

Rose Tyler:
Billie Piper
Jackie Tyler:
Camille Coduri
Mickey Smith:
Noel Clarke
Margaret Blaine:
Annette Badland
Oliver Charles:
Eric Potts
Harriet Jones:
Penelope Wilton
Himself:
Andrew Marr
Himself:
Matt Baker
General Asquith:
Rupert Vansittart
Commissioner Strickland:
Steve Speirs
Joseph Green:
David Verrey
Indra Ganesh:
Navin Chowdhry
Reporter:
Lachele Carl
Dr Hoshi Sato:
Naoko Mori
Reporter:
Jack Tarlton
Director:
Keith Boak

Doctor Who

Series 1

Episode 5: World War Three

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Time is running out for the Doctor as Downing Street announces mankind's first Interplanetary War.

Contributors

Rose Tyler:
Billie Piper
Jackie Tyler:
Camille Coduri
Mickey Smith:
Noel Clarke
Harriet Jones:
Penelope Wilton
Margaret Blaine:
Annette Badland
Joseph Green:
David Verrey
General Asquith:
Rupert Vansittart
Oliver Charles:
Eric Potts
Slitheen:
Alan Ruscoe
Indra Ganesh:
Navin Chowdhry
Commander Strickland:
Steve Speirs
Himself:
Andrew Marr
Sergeant David Price:
Morgan Hopkins
Kid Spray Painter:
Corey Doabe
Reporter:
Jack Tarlton
Reporter:
Lachele Carl
Joe Slitheen:
Paul Kasey
Margaret Slitheen:
Elizabeth Fost
Director:
Keith Boak

The Rivals

Series 2

Episode 2: The Clue of the Silver Spoons

Duration: 30 minutes

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

By Robert Barr. Inspector Lestrade recalls Eugene Valmont, food connoisseur and detective, who tries to solve a curious series of thefts from private dinner parties. Show more

Contributors

Lionel Dacre:
David Seddon
Sophia Gibb:
Joanna Monro
Arletty:
Liza Sadovy
Maitre D':
Sean Murray
Producer:
Liz Webb

Genres

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

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

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 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

Classic Serial

Evelyn Waugh - Sword of Honour

Episode 3: Officers and Gentlemen, part one

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Sent home in disgrace after a misbegotten raid in Dakar, Guy seeks employment. His next posting is unexpected. With Paul Ready. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tim McInnerny
Guy Crouchback:
Paul Ready
Jumbo Trotter:
Rupert Vansittart
Virginia:
Lydia Leonard
Trimmer:
Lee Ingleby
Chatty Corner:
Ben Crowe
Katie Campbell:
Carys Eleri
Mrs Campbell:
Christine Absalom
Adjutant:
David Seddon
Kilbannock:
Oliver Chris
ATS Commandant:
Priyanga Burford
Scots Major:
Sean Murray
Director:
Marc Beeby
Adaptor:
Jeremy Front

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Ian Curteis's once-controversial dramatisation of how the Thatcher government went to war against Argentina to regain the Falkland Islands. Show more

Contributors

Margaret Thatcher:
Patricia Hodge
Lord Carrington:
James Fox
William Whitelaw MP:
John Standing
Nicholas Ridley MP:
Michael Cochrane
Francis Pym MP:
Jeremy Child
Richard Luce MP:
Jonathan Coy
Robert Armstrong:
Rupert Vansittart
General Alexander Haig:
Colin Stinton

House on Fire

Series 3

Episode 1: Marriage

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Question: What do you do when you've got a tax bill you can't pay? Answer: Marry your irritating flatmate. Result: Mayhem. Show more

House on Fire

Series 3

Episode 2: Camping

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Vicky decides to dust down her girl guide badges and go camping with friends. But her original plans for camping buddies don't quite work out. Show more

Contributors

Colonel Bill:
Rupert Vansittart
Man on Radio:
Colin Hoult
Camping Store Man:
Colin Hoult
Shopkeeper:
Fergus Craig
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
Dan Hine