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Stella Street

Series 1

Xmas on Stella Street

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Satirical shorts in which Hollywood comes to Surbiton. John Sessions and Phil Cornwell play retired movie stars, trading gossip and favours across the privet hedges as they tackle life in suburbia. Show more

QI XL

Series F

Episode 11: Film

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Panel-based quiz where the aim is to be interesting. Stephen Fry focuses on films and fame with Emma Thompson, David Mitchell, John Sessions and Alan Davies.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Emma Thompson
Participant:
David Mitchell
Participant:
John Sessions
Participant:
Alan Davies
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Producer:
John Lloyd

QI XL

Series J

Episode 8: Jumble

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Stephen Fry looks into a jumble of things that start with the letter 'J'. With Jo Brand, John Sessions, Dara O Briain and Alan Davies.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Alan Davies
Participant:
Jo Brand
Participant:
John Sessions
Participant:
Dara O Briain
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Producer:
John Lloyd

Gloomsbury

Series 2

Episode 2: Desperate for a Thumbs-Up

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Ginny Fox and DH Lollipop desperately seek literary acclamation for their latest manuscripts, little realising that their greatest critic is Mrs Gosling and her box of matches. Show more

Contributors

Vera Sackcloth-Vest:
Miriam Margolyes
Mrs Ginny Fox:
Alison Steadman
Lionel Fox:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Henry Mickleton:
Jonathan Coy
Venus Traduces:
Morwenna Banks
DH Lollipop:
John Sessions
Mrs Gosling:
Alison Steadman
Producer:
Jamie Rix
Writer:
Sue Limb

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Comedy drama charting the fight of female factory workers at the Ford Dagenham plant for equal pay. In 1968, one determined factory worker leads her colleagues out on strike. Show more

Contributors

Rita O'Grady:
Sally Hawkins
Albert Passingham:
Bob Hoskins
Eddie O'Grady:
Daniel Mays
Barbara Castle:
Miranda Richardson
Lisa Hopkins:
Rosamund Pike
Robert Tooley:
Richard Schiff
Mr Clarke:
Andrew Lincoln
Monty Taylor:
Kenneth Cranham
Peter Hopkins:
Rupert Graves
Undersecretary:
Miles Jupp
Bartholomew:
Peter-Hugo Daly
Harold Wilson:
John Sessions
Trevor Innes:
Matt King
Director:
Nigel Cole

Formats

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

Duration: 1 hour

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

Strange returns from Waterloo hoping for a peaceful new life, but the Gentleman's scheme for revenge wrecks all of his and Arabella's plans, leaving Jonathan Strange a ruined man. Show more

Contributors

Jonathan Strange:
Bertie Carvel
Mr Norrell:
Eddie Marsan
The Gentleman:
Marc Warren
Lady Pole:
Alice Englert
Sir Walter Pole:
Samuel West
Childermass:
Enzo Cilenti
Vinculus:
Paul Kaye
Segundus:
Edward Hogg
Stephen Black:
Ariyon Bakare
Lascelles:
John Heffernan
Honeyfoot:
Brian Pettifer
Lord Wellington:
Ronan Vibert
Lord Liverpool:
Richard Durden
John Murray:
John Sessions
Shackelton:
Neil Edmond
Director:
Toby Haynes
Production Company:
JSMN (CD) Limited

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Episode 6: The Black Tower

Duration: 1 hour

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

Having fled England to Venice, Strange drives himself insane in an attempt to gain access to the fairy magic that he believes can help him resurrect his wife. Show more

Contributors

Jonathan Strange:
Bertie Carvel
Mr Norrell:
Eddie Marsan
The Gentleman:
Marc Warren
Lady Pole:
Alice Englert
Sir Walter Pole:
Samuel West
Childermass:
Enzo Cilenti
Vinculus:
Paul Kaye
Segundus:
Edward Hogg
Stephen Black:
Ariyon Bakare
Lascelles:
John Heffernan
Honeyfoot:
Brian Pettifer
John Murray:
John Sessions
Lord Liverpool:
Richard Durden
Dr Greysteel:
Clive Mantle
Flora Greysteel:
Lucinda Dryzek
Mr Bickerton:
William Chubb
Shackelton:
Neil Edmond
Mrs Delgado:
Flip Webster
Mr Gatcombe:
John Phythian
Director:
Toby Haynes
Production Company:
JSMN (CD) Limited

Drama

All Mouth and Trousers

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. All Gas and Gaiters writers Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps reveal their struggle to launch the TV sitcom. Stars John Sessions. From April 2016. Show more

Contributors

Young Pauline:
Lily-Fleur Bradbury
Young Edwin:
James Joyce
Frank Muir:
John Sessions
Stuart Allen:
Nicholas Boulton
William Mervyn:
Gareth Williams
Robertson Hare:
Trevor Littledale
Derek Nimmo:
Zeb Soanes
John Barron:
David Collings
Director:
David Blount

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Two Pipe Problems

Episode 2: I Love a Lassie

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sandy is awarded the Freedom of Greenock. He left there at 21 and returns to face threats, a warning and a surprise. Show more

Contributors

Sandy Boyle:
Stanley Baxter
William Parnes:
Richard Briers
Station Assistant:
John Sessions
Train Guard:
Gordon Kennedy
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

Enid Bagnold - National Velvet

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Young Velvet wins a horse for a shilling, but could she ride him in the Grand National? Stars John Sessions and Alison Steadman. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Comedy starring Martin Freeman and Ashley Jensen. A teacher brags that his ex, a Hollywood producer, is thinking of turning his school's Nativity play into a film. Show more

Contributors

Paul Maddens:
Martin Freeman
Jennifer Lore:
Ashley Jensen
Mr Poppy:
Marc Wootton
Mrs Bevan:
Pam Ferris
Mrs Lore:
Phyllis Logan
Mr Parker, Studio Boss:
Clarke Peters
Gordon Shakespeare:
Jason Watkins
The Lord Mayor:
Ricky Tomlinson
Harrison:
Matt Rippy
Critic:
Alan Carr
Director:
Debbie Isitt
Producer:
Nick Jones

Father Brown

Series 5

Episode 3: The Eve of St John

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Period drama series. Father Brown struggles to promote understanding when a group of pagans are suspected of killing one of their own.

Contributors

Director:
Gary Williams
Executive Producer:
Will Trotter
Director of photography:
Andy Clark
Father Brown:
Mark Williams
Mrs McCarthy:
Sorcha Cusack
Inspector Mallory:
Jack Deam
Lillith Lafitte:
Hara Yannas
Reverend Peter Allsworthy:
Oliver Gilbert
Reverend Adam Gillespie:
John Sessions
Selina Crow:
Sally Dexter
Eugene Bone:
Ken Bones
Dione Moon:
Estella Daniels
Sergeant Goodfellow:
John Burton

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Feature-length comedy inspired by the BBC TV series, a parody of the petty foibles and feuds of celebrity existence. The stars' peace is shattered by criminal boss Vince Crush. Show more

Contributors

Hoffman/Pacino/Pesci/Richard:
John Sessions
Nicholson/Bowie/Jagger/Caine:
Phil Cornwell
Madonna/Cruz/Posh Spice:
Ronni Ancona

Quanderhorn

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations

A Little Thing Like Chocolate Gates Can't Stop Us

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for years

Dr Janussen discovers the terrible secret that turned Virginia into a giant broccoli monster. Starring Cassie Layton. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

Professor Quanderhorn:
James Fleet
Brian Nylon:
Ryan Sampson
Dr Gemini Jannussen:
Cassie Layton
Guuuurk:
Kevin Eldon
Troy Quanderhorn:
Freddie Fox
Churchill:
John Sessions
Synthetic Voice:
Rachel Atkins
Mrs Bessie Braddock (MP):
Rachel Atkins
Writer:
Rob Grant

Genres

Quanderhorn

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations

It's Eating My Face

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for years

England, 1952. Brian Nylon finds time is behaving very oddly. Can Professor Quanderhorn help? Stars Ryan Sampson. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

Professor Quanderhorn:
James Fleet
Brian Nylon:
Ryan Sampson
Dr Gemini Jannussen:
Cassie Layton
Guuuurk:
Kevin Eldon
Troy Quanderhorn:
Freddie Fox
Churchill:
John Sessions
Synthetic Voice:
Rachel Atkins
Writer:
Rob Grant

Genres

Quanderhorn

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations

Dah dah dah dah dah dahh Dah dah dah dah dahhhh...

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for years

Facing the diabolical traps of the Alien ziggurat has deadly consequences for Brian. Stars Ryan Sampson. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

Professor Quanderhorn:
James Fleet
Brian Nylon:
Ryan Sampson
Dr Gemini Jannussen:
Cassie Layton
Guuuurk:
Kevin Eldon
Troy Quanderhorn:
Freddie Fox
Churchill:
John Sessions
Synthetic Voice:
Rachel Atkins
Writer:
Rob Grant

Genres

Quanderhorn

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations

Mummy! My Donkey's Head Is Exploding

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for years

Martian Guuuurk mind-leaps into half-insectoid Troy: a major breakthrough in Artificial Stupidity. Stars Kevin Eldon. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

Professor Quanderhorn:
James Fleet
Brian Nylon:
Ryan Sampson
Dr Gemini Jannussen:
Cassie Layton
Guuuurk:
Kevin Eldon
Troy Quanderhorn:
Freddie Fox
Churchill:
John Sessions
Synthetic Voice:
Rachel Atkins
Writer:
Rob Grant

Genres