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Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 12

Episode 9: Mark Gatiss

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

Celebrity genealogy series. Actor and writer Mark Gatiss travels to Ireland, where he finds out that his family were storytellers and, allegedly, vampire slayers! Show more

Front Row

Sherlock, Albums of the Year, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Mousehole's Christmas Lights

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Martin Freeman and Mark Gatiss on the new Sherlock; best albums of the year; classic children's book We're Going on a Bear Hunt becomes a film; Mousehole's Christmas lights. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Freeman
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest:
Robin Shaw
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Harrison
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Bird
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Mark Gatiss on Doctor Who, Brideshead Revisited, Pleasure, Demolition

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Gatiss and Samira Ahmed assess the Doctor Who novelisations and artwork, and playwright Bryony Lavery explains how she has adapted Brideshead Revisited for the stage. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Angie Nehring
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest:
Bryony Lavery
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Simpson
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

The Film Programme

Neil Jordan on Byzantium; Dr Who 50 years on; Trailers or spoilers?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet talks to Neil Jordan on vampire flick Byzantium, and Mark Gatiss, Roberta Tovey and Bernard Cribbins talk about the Doctor Who films 50 years on. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Jordan
Interviewed Guest:
Bernard Cribbins
Interviewed Guest:
Roberta Tovey
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Producer:
Elaine Lester

Queers

Series 1

Episode 2: A Grand Day Out

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Monologues charting the UK gay experience. In 1994, as the government votes on lowering the age of male homosexual consent, 17-year-old Andrew comes to London. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Mark Gatiss
Director:
Mark Gatiss

Genres

Queers

Series 1

Episode 3: More Anger

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Monologues charting the UK gay experience. Actors can feel typecast. But it's 1987, and with Aids hitting the headlines a new part looks like a game-changer for Phil. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Mark Gatiss
Director:
Mark Gatiss

Genres

Queers

Series 1

Episode 4: Missing Alice

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Monologues charting the UK gay experience. Alice and her husband share a secret, but with the 1957 Wolfenden Report's publication it may not need be a secret anymore. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Mark Gatiss
Director:
Mark Gatiss

Genres

Queers

Series 1

Episode 1: The Man on the Platform

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Monologues charting a century of the UK gay experience. A man returning from the First World War trenches recollects a love that dared not speak its name. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Mark Gatiss
Director:
Mark Gatiss

Genres

The Film Programme

Mark Gatiss, Peter Fonda, World Cup v Cinema

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Gatiss on his favourite movie detectives, Peter Fonda remembers Dennis Hopper, how the World Cup is affecting cinema attendances and why social media killed the movie star. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Fonda
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Binns
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Markwick
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke

The Film Programme

Frances Ha; Birth of a Nation; Porridge; box office trends

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet talks to writer-actor Greta Gerwig about her film Frances Ha. Mark Gatiss looks at Porridge on the big screen. Plus Birth of a Nation and the Ku Klux Klan on film. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Greta Gerwig
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Producer:
Elaine Lester

The Film Programme

Richard Ayoade; Mark Gatiss; Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Richard Ayoade on The Double, Mark Gatiss reveals the identity of a favourite screen detective, Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris discuss the perils of mechanical effects. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Ayoade
Interviewed Guest:
Audrey Tautou
Interviewed Guest:
Romain Duris
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Helen McCarthy
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke

The Film Programme

Mark Gatiss; Richard Lester on The Beatles; Hercules

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss lines up one of his favourite screen detectives, Richard Lester reveals which of The Beatles was the best actor and Hercules labours again. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Lester
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke

Queers

Series 1

Episode 5: I Miss the War

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Monologues charting the UK gay experience. The 1967 Sexual Offences Act will revolutionise everything, right? Perhaps not, as far as dapper gent Jackie is concerned. Show more

Contributors

Jackie:
Ian Gelder
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Mark Gatiss
Director:
Mark Gatiss

Genres

Queers

Series 1

Episode 7: The Perfect Gentleman

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Monologues charting the UK gay experience. Bobby is a swaggering man about town, but he has a secret. Can it survive when it really matters? Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Mark Gatiss
Director:
Mark Gatiss

Genres

Queers

Series 1

Episode 8: Something Borrowed

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Monologues charting the UK gay experience. Steve anxiously prepares his wedding speech. But now the big day is here, what has been won and what has been lost? Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Mark Gatiss
Director:
Mark Gatiss

Genres

The Film Programme

Ben Wheatley on A Field in England; Mark Gatiss on TV classics on the big screen

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sightseers director Ben Wheatley talks to Matthew Sweet about his new civil war film A Field in England, and writer Mark Gatiss talks about TV classics remade for the big screen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wheatley
Interviewed Guest:
Sofia Coppola
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Producer:
Elaine Lester

The Film Programme

Pacific Rim with Del Toro; Wikileaks; Mark Gatiss on small-screen spin-offs; silent film Blancanieves

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Director Guillermo del Toro talks to Matthew Sweet about summer blockbuster Pacific Rim, Mark Gatiss checks out big-screen spin-offs of '70s TV, plus the Wikileaks documentary. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Guillermo del Toro
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Graef
Interviewed Guest:
Pablo Berger
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Producer:
Elaine Lester
Producer:
Fiona Couper

The Film Programme

The World's End; Mark Gatiss On the Buses; Breathe In; Hans Zimmer

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet talks dangerous nostalgia with The World's End director Edgar Wright. Mark Gatiss looks back at cinema spin off of On the Buses. Plus Hans Zimmer on his big break. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Edgar Wright
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest:
Felicity Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Drake Doremus
Interviewed Guest:
Hans Zimmer
Interviewed Guest:
Pablo Trapero
Producer:
Elaine Lester

The Film Programme

Mark Gatiss; Bob Stanley; Script supervisors; dawn of the prequel

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss lines up his favourite screen detectives, Bob Stanley picks his favourite London soundtrack and Matthew Sweet on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest:
Bob Stanley
Interviewed Guest:
Penny Eyles
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke

Night Waves

The Singing Detective

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet and guests discuss Dennis Potter's television series The Singing Detective. With Kenith Trodd, actor Bill Paterson, critic Anne Karpf and writer Mark Gatiss. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Kenith Trodd
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Paterson
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Karpf
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss