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Elizabeth R

Shadow in the Sun

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Classic historical drama series. Elizabeth meets an interesting suitor, the Duke of Anjou, much to the Puritans' disapproval. Now Elizabeth must decide whether to follow her head or her heart. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
Robert Dudley:
Robert Hardy
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Walsingham:
Stephen Murray
Earl of Sussex:
John Shrapnel
Sir Christopher Hatton:
Bernard Horsfall

Little Dorrit

Episode 11

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Costume drama. Mrs General starts her campaign to woo Mr Dorrit, Fanny turns the full beam of her attention on Sparkler, and Mr Dorrit receives an unwelcome reminder of his past. Show more

Contributors

Amy Dorrit:
Claire Foy
Fanny Dorrit:
Emma Pierson
Mr Dorrit:
Tom Courtenay
Mrs General:
Pam Ferris
Arthur Clennam:
Matthew Macfadyen
Pet Gowan:
Georgia King
Mrs Meagles:
Janine Duvitski
Henry Gowan:
Alex Wyndham
Mr Meagles:
Bill Paterson
Scary Butler:
Nicholas Jones
Mr Merdle:
Anton Lesser
Tite Barnacle:
Robert Hardy
Mrs Merdle:
Amanda Redman
Edmund Sparkler:
Sebastian Armesto
Tip Dorrit:
Arthur Darvill
Frederick Dorrit:
James Fleet
Flintwinch:
Alun Armstrong
Cavalletto:
Jason Thorpe
Mrs Clennam:
Judy Parfitt
Producer:
Lisa Osborne
Director:
Adam Smith

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

All Creatures Great and Small

Series 1

Practice Makes Perfect

Duration: 50 minutes

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

James returns to Angus Grier and, to his shame and Grier's pleasure, is coerced into giving the wrong treatment. Grier's triumph is short-lived as James discovers his guilty secret.

Contributors

James Herriot:
Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon:
Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon:
Peter Davison
Helen Alderson:
Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Hall:
Mary Hignett
Angus Grier:
Andrew Crawford

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

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

Friends, family and co-stars share their memories of the legendary Elizabeth Taylor, who died last month. With Liza Minnelli, Joan Collins, Angela Lansbury and Sir David Frost. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Liza Minnelli
Participant:
Joan Collins
Participant:
Pierce Brosnan
Participant:
Angela Lansbury
Participant:
David Frost
Participant:
Larry King
Participant:
Robert Hardy
Participant:
Barry Norman
Producer:
Pip Banyard
Executive Producer:
Caroline Roberts-Cherry

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

A tale of fear and revenge in a faithful adaptation of Mary Shelley's original Gothic novel. A young 18th-century scientist dares to challenge the heavens by creating life. Show more

Contributors

Victor Frankenstein:
Kenneth Branagh
The Creature:
Robert De Niro
Henry Clerval:
Tom Hulce
Baron Frankenstein:
Ian Holm
Professor Waldman:
John Cleese
Captain Robert Walton:
Aidan Quinn
Professor Krempe:
Robert Hardy
Writer:
Steph Lady

All Creatures Great and Small

Christmas Special 1990

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Tristan buys a new Daimler car, putting him heavily in debt. He becomes involved with the local bell ringing team, particularly a new schoolteacher, Miss Marston. Show more

Contributors

James Herriott:
Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon:
Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon:
Peter Davison
Helen Herriot:
Lynda Bellingham
Mrs Alton:
Jean Heywood
Mr Biggins:
John Sharp

Genres

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Drama series. Life for a newly qualified vet in the Yorkshire Dales isn't at all easy, as James Herriot discovers. To begin with, you have to find employment. Show more

Duration: 50 minutes

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

The result of the post-mortem is known and James finds that while a vet's life is not altogether enviable, a dog's life might well be.

All Creatures Great and Small

Series 1

It Takes All Kinds...

Duration: 47 minutes

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

James seems to be falling into the routine of being a country vet, but the peace is shattered when Siegfried employs a secretary and James meets Helen Alderson.

Contributors

James Herriot:
Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon:
Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon:
Peter Davison
Helen Alderson:
Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Pumphrey:
Margaretta Scott
Miss Harbottle:
Madge Ryan

Genres

Duration: 49 minutes

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

Siegfried wins a major victory and Tristan has to deal with pigs in more ways than one. James discovers that he has a rival.

Contributors

James Herriot:
Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon:
Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon:
Peter Davison
Helen Alderson:
Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Pumphrey:
Margaretta Scott
Miss Harbottle:
Madge Ryan

Genres

All Creatures Great and Small

Series 1

Out of Practice

Duration: 49 minutes

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

The practice in Darrowby goes from strength to strength - unlike James's private life. Tristan decides to remedy matters and arranges a double blind date.

Contributors

James Herriot:
Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon:
Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon:
Peter Davison
Helen Alderson:
Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Hall:
Mary Hignett
Sister Louisa Rose:
Jessica Spencer

Genres

All Creatures Great and Small

Series 1

Nothing like Experience

Duration: 48 minutes

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

James makes a date with Helen, without Tristan's help. The practice loses a customer, with Tristan's help. Siegfried stops smoking, which doesn't help anyone.

Contributors

James Herriot:
Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon:
Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon:
Peter Davison
Helen Alderson:
Carol Drinkwater
Cranford:
Jack Watson
Mrs Hall:
Mary Hignett

Genres

All Creatures Great and Small

Series 1

Golden Lads and Girls

Duration: 50 minutes

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

James's luck changes for the better in his romance with Helen, but for the Dalby family there seems to be no turning of the tide.

Contributors

James Herriot:
Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon:
Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon:
Peter Davison
Helen Alderson:
Carol Drinkwater
Mr Alderson:
John Collin
Mrs Dalby:
Janet Davies

Genres

All Creatures Great and Small

Series 1

Advice and Consent

Duration: 50 minutes

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

The Dalby family fortunes dwindle even more until, almost by accident, James stumbles across the reason for the herd's illness.

Contributors

James Herriot:
Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon:
Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon:
Peter Davison
Helen Alderson:
Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Hall:
Mary Hignett
Joe Mulligan:
Rio Fanning

Genres

All Creatures Great and Small

Series 1

The Last Furlong

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Some farmers like to do their own vetting, but James discovers that sometimes the vet can cure the farmer.

Contributors

James Herriot:
Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon:
Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon:
Peter Davison
Helen Alderson:
Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Hall:
Mary Hignett
Pickersgill:
Peter Schofield

Genres

All Creatures Great and Small

Series 1

Sleeping Partners

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Richard Carmody, a superior student, accompanies James on his rounds to learn, but it becomes clear that there is very little that he doesn't know.

Contributors

James Herriot:
Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon:
Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon:
Peter Davison
Helen Alderson:
Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Hall:
Mary Hignett
Angus Grier:
Andrew Crawford

Genres

All Creatures Great and Small

Series 2

Episode 13: A Dog's Life

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Popular drama series about a Yorkshire veterinary practice in the 30s. James has to keep his nerve during a difficult calving.