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Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes

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

Comedy set in the 17th century about a male actor of female roles whose world is thrown into turmoil when his female dresser usurps him as the star. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Richard Eyre
Ned Kynaston:
Billy Crudup
Maria Hughes:
Claire Danes
King Charles II:
Rupert Everett
Thomas Betterton:
Tom Wilkinson
George Villiers II:
Ben Chaplin
Samuel Pepys:
Hugh Bonneville
Sir Charles Sedley:
Richard Griffiths
Sir Edward Hyde:
Edward Fox
Nell Gwynn:
Zoe Tapper

Bergerac

Series 2

Episode 6: Fall of a Birdman

Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Police drama series set in Jersey. Death interrupts the filming of a TV commercial. For Bergerac the problem is - did the stuntman fall, or was he pushed?

Contributors

Jim Bergerac:
John Nettles
Charlie Hungerford:
Terence Alexander
Marianne:
Celia Imrie
Jean-Pierre:
Richard Griffiths
Verrian:
Philip Stone
Crozier:
Sean Arnold
Charlotte:
Annette Badland
Diamante Lil:
Mela White
Dr LeJeune:
Jonathan Adams
Anne Verrian:
Heather Canning
Kendrick:
Dave Hill
Challis:
Tom Mennard
Director:
Ben Bolt

Episodes

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy series about the creators of a hit British TV show who move to LA to remake it for American TV, with disastrous results. Matt LeBlanc is hired to be the new lead actor. Show more

Contributors

Matt LeBlanc:
Matt LeBlanc
Sean Lincoln:
Stephen Mangan
Beverly Lincoln:
Tamsin Greig
Merc Lapidus:
John Pankow
Julian Bullard:
Richard Griffiths
Ben Miller:
Ben Miller
Wallace:
Lou Hirsch
Myra Light:
Daisy Haggard
Andy Button:
Joseph May
Executive Producer:
Jimmy Mulville

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Fast-paced farce in which three men with similar names but radically different professions book into a Venice hotel. Show more

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Tertiary Phase

Fit The Fifteenth

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Slartibartfast informs Arthur and Ford about the true purpose of the homicidal Krikkit robots. Starring Simon Jones. From October 2004. Show more

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Tertiary Phase

Fit The Fourteenth

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Arthur and Ford arrive home in time for tea. Starring William Franklyn. From September 2004. Show more

Duration: 3 hours, 11 minutes

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

The celebrated blockbuster recounting the life of Mohandas K Gandhi, who started out as a lawyer and rose to become the leader of the Indian independence movement. Show more

Contributors

Mahatma Gandhi:
Ben Kingsley
Margaret Bourke-White:
Candice Bergen
General Dyer:
Edward Fox
Lord Irwin:
John Gielgud
Judge Broomfield:
Trevor Howard
The Viceroy:
John Mills
Charlie Andrews:
Ian Charleson
General Smuts:
Athol Fugard
Sardar Patel:
Saeed Jaffrey
Pandit Nehru:
Roshan Seth
Senior Police Officer:
Ian Bannen
Sir George Hodge:
Michael Hordern
Nahari:
Om Puri
Sir Edward Gait:
Richard Vernon
Commentator:
Shane Rimmer
European Passenger:
Peter Cartwright
Police Sergeant:
Ken Hutchison
Manager of the Mine:
John Savident
Composer:
Ravi Shankar
Director of photography:
Ronnie Taylor
Director of photography:
Billy Williams

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Family drama. When their adoptive father vanishes, three young girls are forced to take to the stage. Not all are keen, and they must deal with showbusiness in their own way. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Brown:
Emilia Fox
Pauline Fossil:
Emma Watson
Petrova Fossil:
Yasmin Paige
Posy Fossil:
Lucy Boynton
Great Uncle Matthew:
Richard Griffiths
Mr Simpson:
Marc Warren
Theo Dane:
Lucy Cohu
Dr Jakes:
Gemma Jones
Madame Fidolia:
Eileen Atkins
Winifred:
Heather Nicol
Miss Jay:
Mary Stockley
Young Sylvia:
Skye Bennett
Sir Donald Houghton:
Peter Bowles
Mr French:
Don Gallagher
Mr Sholsky:
Adrian Lester
Mr Montague:
Tim Wallers
Leopold Neville:
Gresby Nash
Valentin Manoff:
Ebe Sievwright
Featured Dancer:
Ruth Brill
Featured Dancer:
Natasha Mould
Featured Dancer:
Jack Thorpe Baker
Producer:
Piers Wenger

Bleak House

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tale. Lady Dedlock puts her reputation at risk when she pays an undercover visit to Nemo's former haunts. Show more

Contributors

Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
Richard Carston:
Patrick Kennedy
Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Servant at London lodging:
Emily Jewell
Caddy Jellyby:
Natalie Press
Prince Turveydrop:
Bryan Dick
Old Mr Turveydrop:
Matthew Kelly
Sir Leicester:
Timothy West
Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Miss Flite:
Pauline Collins
Mr Brownlow:
Alistair McGowan
Chancellor:
Ian Richardson
Mr Tangle:
Sevan Stephan
Allan Woodcourt:
Richard Harrington
Harold Skimpole:
Nathaniel Parker
Landlady:
Amelda Brown
Tom Neckett:
Billy Hill
Charley Neckett:
Katie Angelou
Mr Bayham Badger:
Richard Griffiths
Mrs Badger:
Joanna David
Harriet:
Lisa Hammond

Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes

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

Swashbuckling adventure starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. Jack Sparrow finds himself on the hunt to find the Fountain of Youth as he is held captive on Blackbeard's ship. Show more

Contributors

Jack Sparrow:
Johnny Depp
Angelica Teach:
Penelope Cruz
Barbossa:
Geoffrey Rush
Blackbeard:
Ian McShane
Joshamee Gibbs:
Kevin McNally
Captain Teague:
Keith Richards
King George:
Richard Griffiths
Director:
Rob Marshall
Executive Producer:
John DeLuca

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Adaptation of Douglas Adams's cult sci-fi comedy novel. Escaping the Earth's destruction, Arthur (Martin Freeman) embarks on a galactic journey in search of the meaning of life. Show more

Contributors

The Whale (voice):
Bill Bailey
Arthur Dent:
Martin Freeman
Narrator/The Guide (voice):
Stephen Fry
Zaphod Beeblebrox:
Sam Rockwell
Ford Prefect:
Mos Def
Humma Kavula:
John Malkovich
Questular Rontok:
Anna Chancellor
Jeltz (voice):
Richard Griffiths
Ghostly Image:
Simon Jones
Marvin (voice):
Alan Rickman
Producer:
Gary Barber

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 4: Henry V

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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

Henry V, now settled on the throne, faces a challenge from France. England prepares for war, and Henry leads his men across the channel where they will meet the enemy at Agincourt. Show more

Contributors

Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
The Chorus:
John Hurt
Thomas Erpingham:
Paul Freeman
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Duke of Burgundy:
Richard Griffiths
Duke of York:
Paterson Joseph
Westmorland:
James Laurenson
Archbishop of Canterbury:
Malcolm Sinclair
Captain Fluellen:
Owen Teale
Princess Katherine:
Melanie Thierry
Charles, King of France:
Lambert Wilson
Louis, the Dauphin:
Edward Akrout
Corporal Nym:
Tom Brooke
The Constable of France:
Maxime Lefrancois
Duke of Orleans:
Stanley Weber
Williams:
Gwilym Lee
Earl of Salisbury:
Richard Clothier
Bishop of Ely:
Nigel Cooke
Falstaff's Boy:
George Sargeant
Director:
Thea Sharrock

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Wartime drama. Two rural brothers' boisterous bond becomes tested when they are called up to fight in the First World War. Show more

Contributors

Charlie Peaceful:
Jack O'Connell
Tommo Peaceful:
George MacKay
The Colonel:
Richard Griffiths
Sergeant Hanley:
John Lynch
Grandma Wolf:
Frances de la Tour
Hazel Peaceful:
Maxine Peake
Molly Monks:
Alexandra Roach
Young Charlie:
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin
Young Tommo:
Samuel Bottomley
Recruiting Sergeant:
Anthony Flanagan
General Haig:
David Yelland
Big Joe Peaceful:
Kyle Summercorn
Director:
Pat O'Connor

The Vicar of Dibley

Series 3

Episode 3: Spring

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Available for 7 days

Ecclesiastical sitcom. The Bishop of Mulberry is to officiate at the christening of Alice and Hugo's baby, and the preparations prompt David to make a surprise proposal. Show more

Contributors

Geraldine Granger:
Dawn French
David Horton:
Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Horton:
James Fleet
Alice Tinker:
Emma Chambers
Frank Pickle:
John Bluthal
Jim Trott:
Trevor Peacock
Owen Newitt:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Bishop of Mulberry:
Richard Griffiths
Miss Carr:
Nina Wadia
Pianist:
Les Pearson
Himself:
Sean Bean
Producer:
Jon Plowman

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A prince invites King Louis XIV to his country chateau for a three-day feast. The lavish festivities are capably overseen by the prince's steward Vatel (Gerard Depardieu). Show more

Contributors

Francois Vatel:
Gerard Depardieu
Director:
Roland Joffe
Anne de Montausier:
Uma Thurman
Marquis de Lauzun:
Tim Roth
Gourville:
Timothy Spall
Prince de Conde:
Julian Glover
Louis XIV:
Julian Sands
Philippe d'Orleans:
Murray Lachlan Young
Dr Bourdelot:
Richard Griffiths

Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes

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

Film adaptation of Alan Bennett's acclaimed stage play, starring Richard Griffiths. Eight history pupils apply to Oxbridge, but they are caught in a clash of education styles. Show more

Bleak House

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tale. Despite his grim discovery, Tulkinghorn remains undeterred from his ruthless inquiry into Lady Dedlock's past. Show more

Contributors

Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
Richard Carston:
Patrick Kennedy
Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
Harold Skimpole:
Nathaniel Parker
Allan Woodcourt:
Richard Harrington
Miss Flite:
Pauline Collins
Clergyman:
Paul Sirr
Sir Leicester:
Timothy West
Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Mrs Rouncewell:
Anne Reid
Hortense:
Lilo Baur
Boythorn:
Warren Clarke
Mr Bayham Badger:
Richard Griffiths
Mrs Bayham Badger:
Joanna David

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Children's adventure. A hotel handyman's life completely changes when the wacky bedtime stories he devises with his niece and nephew begin to come true. Show more

Contributors

Skeeter Bronson:
Adam Sandler
Kendall:
Guy Pearce
Barry Nottingham:
Richard Griffiths
Violet Nottingham:
Teresa Palmer
Marty Bronson:
Jonathan Pryce
Chief Running Mouth:
Rob Schneider
Director:
Adam Shankman