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The Film Programme

Christopher Robin, Sir Richard Eyre

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sir Richard Eyre discusses his reunion with novelist Ian McEwan and Marc Forster talks about his take on what happened to Winnie The Pooh's friend after he left Hundred Acre Wood. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Marc Forster
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Rosemary Fletcher

Saturday Review

Sweet Country, High Society at Rijksmuseum, Macbeth at National, Wendy Cope, David Byrne

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Australian film Sweet Country, High Society in Amsterdam, Rory Kinnear and Anne Marie Duff in Macbeth, Wendy Cope's Anecdotal Evidence and David Byrne's latest release. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Tracy Chevalier
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Producer:
Oliver Jones

The Film Programme

Love in the Movies

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Antonia Quirke presents a valentine to the cinema in a special edition about love in the movies. She talks to Terence Stamp, Sir Richard Eyre and documentary maker Kim Longinotto. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Terence Stamp
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Longinotto

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

The story of the enduring love between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from the romance of their early days at Oxford in the 1950s to her tragic death in 1999. Show more

Contributors

Iris Murdoch:
Judi Dench
John Bayley:
Jim Broadbent
Janet Stone:
Penelope Wilton
Young John:
Hugh Bonneville
Young Iris:
Kate Winslet
Principal:
Eleanor Bron
Director:
Richard Eyre

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters. Family and state collapse into chaos and warfare. Lear and his youngest, Cordelia, are reunited; love reigns, then tragedy descends. Show more

Contributors

Earl of Gloucester:
Jim Broadbent
Cordelia:
Florence Pugh
Earl of Kent:
Jim Carter
Duke of Cornwall:
Tobias Menzies
Duke of Albany:
Anthony Calf
Duke of Burgundy:
Simon Manyonda
King of France:
Chukwudi Iwuji
Lear's Gentleman:
Samuel Valentine
Lieutenant:
Arinze Kene
1st Maid:
Sharon Watts
2nd Maid:
Kaye Brown
French Officer:
Raphael Desprez
Young Captain:
Sam Redford
Sergeant Major:
Liam McKenna
Soldier:
Paul Tinto
Officer (Dover Castle):
Eric Kofi-Abrefa
Stunt coordinator:
Andreas Petrides
Executive Producer:
Colin Callender
Executive Producer:
Sonia Friedman
Executive Producer:
Scott Huff
Director:
Richard Eyre
Production Company:
Playground Television UK Ltd

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

Drama

Unmade Movies

Harold Pinter's Victory

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Harold Pinter's screenplay of Victory, Josef Conrad's last major novel, about a mysterious Swedish baron endangered by an affair with an English girl. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

By Henrik Ibsen. A provocative tale of family secrets and lies in a new version adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, with the cast of his Almeida Theatre production. Show more

Contributors

Pastor Manders:
Will Keen
Jacob Engstrand:
Brian McCardie
Director:
Richard Eyre
Adaptor:
Richard Eyre

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One South West

Drama. Computer software engineer Peter (Liam Neeson) suspects his wife of adultery and sets out to track down the other man in her life to wherever it may lead. Show more

Open Book

Sir Richard Eyre Five of the Best Books

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Theatre and film director Sir Richard Eyre talks to Mariella Frostrup about his five favourite books and how they shaped his life. Dr Sarah Dillon close reads Brave New World. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre

Last Word

Sir Peter Shaffer, Sir Denys Wilkinson, Peggy Spencer and Muhammad Ali

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, physicist Sir Denys Wilkinson, dancer Peggy Spencer and boxer Muhammad Ali. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest:
John Conteh
Interviewed Guest:
Len Goodman
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Rippon
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Lingard
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Close

Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 9 months

Drama. High Court judge Fiona Maye is given the case of a 17-year-old Jehovah's Witness who refuses to undergo a blood transfusion for leukaemia that could save his life. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Ian McEwan
Kevin Henry:
Ben Chaplin
Mark Berner:
Anthony Calf
Fiona Maye:
Emma Thompson
Amadia Kalu QC:
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Nigel Pauling:
Jason Watkins
Director:
Richard Eyre
Professor Rodney Carter:
Nicholas Jones

Genres

Formats

In Conversation

Episode 3: Judi Dench in Conversation with Richard Eyre

Duration: 1 hour

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

In conversation at the BFI Southbank, Judi Dench looks back at highlights of an extraordinary career on film, a journey that is still taking her to new heights. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Judi Dench
Interviewer:
Richard Eyre
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law

Saturday Review

Minefield at Royal Court, The Nice Guys, Versailles, Francis Spufford, Dora Maurer

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Minefield at Royal Court, The Nice Guys with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, BBC's Versailles drama series, Francis Spufford's novel Golden Hill, Dora Maurer exhibition. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Francis Stonor Saunders
Interviewed Guest:
Jamila Gavin
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Play For Today

Series 12

Country

Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes

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

A family gathering, a christening and a dance. But it's 1945 and there are plans to be made, family wealth to protect and peace to be won.

Contributors

Sir Frederick Carlion:
Leo McKern
Philip Carlion:
James Fox
Daisy (Lady Carlion):
Wendy Hiller
Virginia Carlion:
Penelope Wilton
Alice Carlion:
Jill Bennett
Dollie van der Biek:
Joan Greenwood
Sir Piers Blair:
Alan Webb
Director:
Richard Eyre

Formats

Midweek

Sir Richard Eyre, Andrew Fusek Peters, Abbie Ross, Peter Francis

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves is joined by director Sir Richard Eyre and wild swimmer Andrew Fusek Peters. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Fusek Peters
Interviewed Guest:
Abbie Ross
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Francis

Brand

Midweek

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Drama based on the Ronald Harwood play about devoted backstage hand Norman as he struggles to support Sir, the brilliant but tyrannical head of a touring theatre company. Show more

Contributors

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 3: Henry IV - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts to separate Falstaff from Prince Hal. Show more

Contributors

Henry IV:
Jeremy Irons
Prince Hal:
Tom Hiddleston
Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
Northumberland:
Alun Armstrong
Shallow:
David Bamber
Lady Northumberland:
Niamh Cusack
Kate Percy:
Michelle Dockery
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Warwick:
Iain Glen
Archbishop of York:
Nicholas Jones
Westmoreland:
James Laurenson
Lord Chief Justice:
Geoffrey Palmer
Doll Tearsheet:
Maxine Peake
Hastings:
Adam Kotz
Lancaster:
Henry Faber
Mowbray:
Pip Torrens
Silence:
Tim McMullan
Coleville:
Dominic Rowan
Falstaff's Page:
Billy Matthews
Director:
Richard Eyre

Genres

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 2: Henry IV - Part 1

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

When King Henry is threatened by rebellion led by Hotspur, his dissolute son Prince Hal must join him to defeat the rebels and fight Hotspur in single combat. Show more

Contributors

Henry IV:
Jeremy Irons
Prince Hal:
Tom Hiddleston
Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
Northumberland:
Alun Armstrong
Kate Percy:
Michelle Dockery
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Worcester:
David Hayman
Westmoreland:
James Laurenson
Mortimer:
Harry Lloyd
Doll Tearsheet:
Maxine Peake
Glendower:
Robert Pugh
Lady Mortimer:
Alex Clatworthy
Lancaster:
Henry Faber
Vernon:
Mark Tandy
Coleville:
Dominic Rowan
Sheriff:
John Ashton
Hotspur's Servant:
Jim Bywater
Director:
Richard Eyre

Genres