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The Young Ones

Series 2

Episode 1: Bambi

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Anarchic sitcom about North London students in the 80s. The reprobates from Scumbag College test their mental dexterity on a TV quiz show. Show more

Contributors

Train Driver:
Alexei Sayle
Dr Carlisle:
Robbie Coltrane
Kendal Mintcake:
Ben Elton
Lord Snot:
Stephen Fry
Lord Monty:
Hugh Laurie
Dr Not the Nine O'Clock News:
Tony Robinson
Miss Money-Sterling:
Emma Thompson
Security Guard:
Mel Smith

Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Romantic comedy. A fiddle player meets a theremin composer at a festival, and the two fall in love. Over the course of three consecutive summers, their paths will keep crossing. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Award-winning comedian, novelist, playwright and film-maker Ben Elton delivers the first Ronnie Barker Comedy Lecture. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Ben Elton
Writer:
Ben Elton
Participant:
David Jason
Executive Producer:
Tara Duffy
Director:
Julia Knowles
Production Manager:
Ian Locker

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Comedy about a TV executive and his wife who are trying for a baby, but with no luck. Things get worse when the husband writes a screenplay - about a couple struggling to conceive. Show more

Contributors

Sam Bell:
Hugh Laurie
Director:
Ben Elton
Carl Phipps:
James Purefoy
Ewan Proclaimer:
Tom Hollander
Dave the Comedian:
Dave Thompson
Druscilla:
Emma Thompson
Charlene:
Dawn French

Front Row

Ben Elton, Queen Coal, Transmitting Andy Warhol, Leviathan, Birds in Literature

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

With Kirsty Lang. Ben Elton on his new novel, Time and Time Again; Queen Coal reviewed; Tate Liverpool's Transmitting Andy Warhol; Leviathan reviewed; and birds in literature. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Ekene Akalawu
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Elton
Interviewed Guest:
Joolz Denby
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Royle
Interviewed Guest:
Horatio Clare

The Wright Way

Episode 1: The Rogue Speed Bump

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom. Gerald and his Health and Safety team identify an irregular speed bump on the streets of Baselricky. At home, he contends with bathroom hoggers.

Contributors

Gerald Wright:
David Haig
Malika Maha:
Mina Anwar
Clive Beeches:
Luke Gell
Bernard Stanning:
Toby Longworth
Susan Wright:
Joanne Matthews
Mrs Johnson:
Brenda Edwards
Cheryl Dolores:
Hannah-Jane Fox
Shopkeeper:
Lauretta Gavin
Producer:
Ben Elton
Producer:
Rohan Acharya
Writer:
Ben Elton

The Wright Way

Episode 5: Curbing the Kerb

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom. Gerald and his team decide that kerbs are dangerous trip hazards, while Sue sees another side of her mum's new boyfriend.

Contributors

Gerald Wright:
David Haig
Valerie Wright:
Kacey Ainsworth
Malika Maha:
Mina Anwar
Clive Beeches:
Luke Gell
Bernard Stanning:
Toby Longworth
Susan Wright:
Joanne Matthews
Cheryl Dolores:
Hannah-Jane Fox
Producer:
Ben Elton
Producer:
Rohan Acharya
Writer:
Ben Elton

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary looking at the much-loved sitcom from its first transmission in 1983. Including an exclusive in-depth interview with Edmund Blackadder himself, Rowan Atkinson. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Rowan Atkinson
Participant:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Hugh Laurie
Participant:
Richard Curtis
Participant:
Ben Elton
Participant:
Rik Mayall
Participant:
Miriam Margolyes
Participant:
Miranda Richardson
Participant:
Tony Robinson
Director:
Matt O'Casey
Producer:
Matt O'Casey
Executive Producer:
Ricky Kelehar

Comedy Connections

Series 2

Episode 6: The Young Ones

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series celebrating great British comedy shows. A look at The Young Ones, the groundbreaking riotous 1980s sitcom created by Rik Mayall, Lise Mayer and Ben Elton. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Julia Sawalha
Participant:
Nigel Planer
Participant:
Rik Mayall
Participant:
Ben Elton
Participant:
Lise Mayer
Participant:
Paul Jackson
Participant:
Geoff Posner

Upstart Crow

Lockdown Christmas 1603

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 27 days

The plague has hit London, and as Christmas approaches, Will and Kate are in wave fifteen of state-enforced home confinement together in Will’s London lodgings. Show more

Contributors

The Thin Blue Line

Series 1

The Queen's Birthday Present

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 7 months

Inspector Fowler and Sergeant Dawkins should be celebrating their tenth anniversary together, but the Queen's official birthday puts a spanner in the works.

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray:
Kevin Allen
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 1

Honey Trap

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 7 months

While Fowler is preparing his team for the pub quiz, Grim is trying to steal his star player, PC Habib. Can PC Goody take her place? And what will he look like in a miniskirt?

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray:
Kevin Allen
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 1

Kids Today

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 7 months

Fowler leads a camping trip for young offenders, but Grim plans a short sharp shock.

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray:
Kevin Allen
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Brigadier Blaster Sump:
Stephen Fry
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 1

Yuletide Spirit

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 7 months

Grim is on the trail of some dangerous carol singers, and Goody proves that giving Christmas presents at work can be a bad idea.

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray:
Kevin Allen
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 2

Road Rage

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 7 months

Gasforth's new bypass causes headaches for Inspector Fowler when his partner Patricia joins the road protestors.

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Boyle:
Mark Addy
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 2

Fly on the Wall

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 7 months

A television crew come to Gasforth to make a documentary about policing in the raw - and they don't come much more raw than Fowler's force.

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Boyle:
Mark Addy
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 2

Ism Ism Ism

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 7 months

The Mayoress informs Fowler that an illegal asylum-seeker has taken refuge in the town. Grim meanwhile attempts to join a secret lodge.

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Boyle:
Mark Addy
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Mayoress Wickham:
Lucy Robinson
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 1

Fire and Terror

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 7 months

Constable Habib falls in love with a fireman and PC Goody is jealous. DI Grim is onto 'the big case' and Inspector Fowler is plagued by a hoaxer

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray:
Kevin Allen
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton

The Thin Blue Line

Series 1

Rag Week

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 7 months

The local college students get completely out of hand during their rag week. Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Grim is in a good mood - he's got a real life bank raid to deal with.

Contributors

Inspector Fowler:
Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray:
Kevin Allen
PC Habib:
Mina Anwar
PC Goody:
James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins:
Serena Evans
DI Grim:
David Haig
PC Gladstone:
Rudolph Walker
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
John Birkin
Producer:
Ben Elton