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Watson & Oliver

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Sketch show with Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver. The Teenage Girls try to catch the bus home but are distracted by two boys. Colin Firth is humble. Pat is in solitary confinement. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Nigel Slater - Eating for England

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Reflections for young Nigel. Celia Imrie and Julian Rhind Tutt star in an inventive adaptation of Nigel Slater's food memoir. Show more

Cranford

Series 1

Episode 2: August 1842

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The past returns to haunt the present; a visitor brings joy and hope to Jessie Brown; and Mr Carter oversees preparations for Lady Ludlow's garden party. Show more

Contributors

Miss Matty Jenkyns:
Judi Dench
Miss Deborah Jenkyns:
Eileen Atkins
Mr Holbrook:
Michael Gambon
Lady Ludlow:
Francesca Annis
Miss Pole:
Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester:
Julia McKenzie
Jessie Brown:
Julia Sawalha
Sir Charles Maulver:
Greg Wise
Mrs Jamieson:
Barbara Flynn
Miss Tomkinson:
Deborah Findlay
Dr Harrison:
Simon Woods
Reverend Hutton:
Alex Jennings
Captain Brown:
Jim Carter
Miss Galindo:
Emma Fielding
Mary Smith:
Lisa Dillon
Sophy Hutton:
Kimberley Nixon
Dr Morgan:
John Bowe
Job Gregson:
Dean Lennox Kelly
Major Gordon:
Alistair Petrie
Harry Gregson:
Alex Etel
Mrs Johnson:
Debra Gillett
Caroline Tomkinson:
Selina Griffiths
Clara Smith:
Finty Williams
Bella Gregson:
Emma Lowndes
Lizzie Hutton:
Rosie Byrne
Helen Hutton:
Hester Odgers
Walter Hutton:
Haydon Downing
Malachi Gregson:
Andrew Byrne
Director:
Simon Curtis

Cranford

Series 1

Episode 3: November 1842

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama series. A theft from the doctor's house and an attack on Mr Johnson cause panic. Miss Pole resorts to desperate measures to safeguard her treasures. Show more

Contributors

Miss Matty Jenkyns:
Judi Dench
Mr Holbrook:
Michael Gambon
Lady Ludlow:
Francesca Annis
Miss Pole:
Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester:
Julia McKenzie
Jessie Brown:
Julia Sawalha
Sir Charles Maulver:
Greg Wise
Miss Jamieson:
Barbara Flynn
Miss Tomkinson:
Deborah Findlay
Dr Harrison:
Simon Woods
Reverend Hutton:
Alex Jennings
Captain Brown:
Jim Carter
Miss Galindo:
Emma Fielding
Mary Smith:
Lisa Dillon
Sophy Hutton:
Kimberley Nixon
Jem Hearne:
Andrew Buchan
Dr Morgan:
John Bowe
Job Gregson:
Dean Lennox Kelly
Harry Gregson:
Alex Etel
Jack Marshland:
Joseph McFadden
Caroline Tomkinson:
Selina Griffiths
Mrs Johnson:
Debra Gillett
Bella Gregson:
Emma Lowndes
Helen Hutton:
Hester Odgers
Lizzie Hutton:
Rosy Byrne
Farmer Graves:
Andrew Westfield
Malachi Gregson:
Andrew Byrne
Director:
Simon Curtis

Cranford

Series 1

Episode 4: April 1843

Duration: 1 hour

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

An ambiguous conversation between Miss Tompkinson and the young doctor sets in motion a disastrous chain of events. Show more

Contributors

Miss Matty Jenkyns:
Judi Dench
Lady Ludlow:
Francesca Annis
Miss Pole:
Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester:
Julia McKenzie
Jessie Brown:
Julia Sawalha
Mrs Jamieson:
Barbara Flynn
Miss Tomkinson:
Deborah Findlay
Dr Harrison:
Simon Woods
Reverend Hutton:
Alex Jennings
Captain Brown:
Jim Carter
Miss Galindo:
Emma Fielding
Mary Smith:
Lisa Dillon
Sophy Hutton:
Kimberley Nixon
Jem Hearne:
Andrew Buchan
Dr Morgan:
John Bowe
Job Gregson:
Dean Lennox Kelly
Harry Gregson:
Alex Etel
Jack Marshland:
Joseph McFadden
Caroline Tomkinson:
Selina Griffiths
Mrs Johnson:
Debra Gillett
Bella Gregson:
Emma Lowndes
Lizzie Hutton:
Rosy Byrne
Helen Hutton:
Hester Odgers
Auctioneer:
Rod Arthur
Asst Auctioneer:
Adam Henderson Scott
Director:
Simon Curtis

Cranford

Series 1

Episode 5: May 1843

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series. Dr Harrison finds his reputation ruined and his courtship destroyed. Miss Matty receives devastating news, but the ladies of Cranford rally to help. Show more

Contributors

Miss Matty Jenkyns:
Judi Dench
Lady Ludlow:
Francesca Annis
Miss Pole:
Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester:
Julia McKenzie
Peter Jenkyns:
Martin Shaw
Jessie Brown:
Julia Sawalha
Mrs Jamieson:
Barbara Flynn
Miss Tomkinson:
Deborah Findlay
Dr Harrison:
Simon Woods
Reverend Hutton:
Alex Jennings
Captain Brown:
Jim Carter
Miss Galindo:
Emma Fielding
Mary Smith:
Lisa Dillon
Sophy Hutton:
Kimberley Nixon
Jem Hearne:
Andrew Buchan
Dr Morgan:
John Bowe
Major Gordon:
Alistair Petrie
Harry Gregson:
Alex Etel
Jack Marshland:
Joseph McFadden
Caroline Tomkinson:
Selina Griffiths
Mrs Johnson:
Debra Gillett
Mr Goddard:
Andy Rashleigh
Lizzie Hutton:
Rosy Byrne
Helen Hutton:
Hester Odgers
Director:
Simon Curtis

Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Film adaptation of Alan Bennett's acclaimed stage play, starring Richard Griffiths. Eight history pupils apply to Oxbridge, but they are caught in a clash of education styles. Show more

Drama on 3

As You Like It

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Shakespeare's pastoral comedy of love, lust, cross-dressing and mistaken identity, with Pippa Nixon as Rosalind. Featuring music by Johnny Flynn. Show more

Contributors

Rosalind:
Pippa Nixon
Orlando:
Luke Norris
Duke Ferdinand:
Jonathan Coy
Duke Frederick:
Sam Dale
Silvius:
Paul Heath
Le Beau:
Shaun Mason
Jacques de Boys:
Monty d'Inverno
Composer:
Johnny Flynn
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama on 3

The Dark Tower

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

A new production of Louis MacNeice's iconic radio play The Dark Tower, with Benjamin Britten's original music. Recorded under the tower of Orford Church with a live audience. Show more

Contributors

Sergeant-Trumpeter:
Jude Akuwudike
Tutor/Steward:
Adrian Scarborough
Blind Peter:
Nicholas Murchie
Priest/Officer/Stentor:
Sam Dale
Barmaid/Clock Voice:
Georgie Glen
Young Roland:
William Gidney
Director:
Robin Brooks

Genres

Drama on 3

The Present Experiment

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Celebrating seventy years to the hour that the Third Programme was launched, Robin Brooks's fantastical comedy romps through the first hours of the pioneering station's life. Show more

Contributors

Katherine, the Herald:
Pippa Bennett-Warner
George Barnes:
Pip Torrens
Gwylim Jones:
Trystan Gravelle
Lawrence O'Neill:
Jonjo O'Neill
Roland Givens:
Tim Potter
Guy Burgess:
Gunnar Cauthery
William Hayley:
Michael Bertenshaw
Rex Hardcastle:
Adrian Scarborough
Virginia, the Sorceress:
Carolyn Pickles
Ethel McRea:
Natasha Cowley

Genres

Drama on 3

The Government Inspector

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

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

Adapted by Adrian Mitchell, Gogol's satire on corruption and sleaze in which a penniless clerk is mistaken for an important official. Starring Lenny Henry and Roger Allam. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Jeremy Herrin
Khlestakov:
Lenny Henry
The Governor:
Roger Allam
Anna, his wife:
Monica Dolan
Marya, his daughter:
Erin Doherty
Charity Commissioner:
Peter Wight
Dr Gibner:
Paul Jesson
Bobchinsky:
James Fleet
Postmaster:
Ivanno Jeremiah
Schools Superintendent:
Stephen Critchlow
Locksmith's Wife:
Jessica Gunning

Genres

Tommies

27 April 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Under the constant threat of gas attack in La Brique, just north of Ypres, Mickey Bliss and his signals colleagues try to work out why the enemy are always one step ahead. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Pavan Jodha:
Rudi Dharmalingam
Ahmadullah Khan:
Danny Rahim
Pillow Wallah:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Leonie Vergeron:
Aurelie Amblard
Officer:
Damian Lynch
Gilbert Grosse:
Matthew Watson
Signaller:
Neet Mohan
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

Tommies

4 May 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A day of rest behind the lines is not easy for Mickey Bliss and his Signals colleagues. A time not only for parcels, a haircut and a drink or two, but also for bad temper. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Pavan Jodha:
Rudi Dharmalingam
Quartermaster:
David Cann
Madame Robin:
Elaine Claxton
Captain Paddon:
Damian Lynch
Lieutenant Perrin:
Matthew Watson
Sergeant Nixon:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

Tommies

28 October 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Michael Chaplin. Visiting neutral Holland on a sensitive diplomatic mission, Robert de Tullio is drawn deeper into the murky waters of WWI intelligence and a more personal quest. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Pavan Jodha:
Rudi Dharmalingam
Ahmadullah Khan:
Danny Rahim
Pillow Wallah:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Leonie Vergeron:
Aurelie Amblard
Officer:
Damian Lynch
Gilbert Grosse:
Matthew Watson
Signaller:
Neet Mohan
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

Drama

Billy Ruffian

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Lisa Osborne. The ship that captured Napoleon and the unlikely friendship the Corsican struck up with her crew. Show more

Contributors

Bertrand:
Adam James
Madame Bertrand:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Baker Hawkins:
Sam Dale
Lord Liverpool:
Hugh Ross
Director:
Lisa Osborne
Producer:
Karen Rose

Genres

Brand

Drama

Restless

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Adaptation of William Boyd's spy thriller. When a crucial mission collapses in the USA, Eva Delectorskaya finds herself in jeopardy and she has no option but to go on the run. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Edward Hall
Producer:
Paul Frift
Eva Delectorskaya:
Hayley Atwell
Lucas Roma:
Rufus Sewell
Ruth Gilmartin:
Michelle Dockery
Lord Romer:
Michael Gambon
Sally Gilmartin:
Charlotte Rampling
Sylvia Rhys-Myers:
Thekla Reuten
Morris Devereux:
Adrian Scarborough
Angus Woolf:
Tom Brooke
Alfie Blytheswood:
Kevin Guthrie
Mason Harding:
Bertie Carvel
Detective Sergeant Mason:
Dominic Rowan
Keegan-Vale:
David Butler
Club Servant:
Julian Firth
Jack:
Joe Vaz
Desk Clerk:
Jonathan Pursch
Receptionist:
Jenny Stead
The Mexican:
Ricardo Pinto

Genres

Series

Restless

Watson & Oliver

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Sketch show with Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver. Lorna and Ingrid's show continues as Lorna sets off Ingrid's proximity alarm. The Bad Men develop a drinking and smoking problem. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Simon Kunz
Participant:
Daniel Rigby
Participant:
Adrian Scarborough
Actor:
Tom Parry
Director:
Richard Boden
Executive Producer:
Mark Freeland
Executive Producer:
Robert Popper
Producer:
Simon London

Watson & Oliver

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Sketch show with Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver. Miss Steepes and Miss Rutherford try to gate-crash Brigadier Burnham's Biannual Ball. The Fighting Ladies disrupt a staff meeting. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Daniel Rigby
Participant:
Adrian Scarborough
Participant:
Hugo Speer
Participant:
Peter Serafinowicz
Actor:
Tom Parry
Director:
Richard Boden
Executive Producer:
Mark Freeland
Executive Producer:
Robert Popper
Producer:
Simon London

Psychoville

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Dark comedy thriller series. Mr Lomax enlists the help of his care worker to complete his unusual collection. Midwife Joy talks about the perils of choosing a water birth. Show more

Contributors

Oscar Lomax:
Steve Pemberton
Maureen Sowerbutts:
Reece Shearsmith
Joy Aston:
Dawn French
Old Woman:
Elizabeth Ross
Michael Fry:
Daniel Kaluuya
David Sowerbutts:
Steve Pemberton
Grumbly:
Big Mick
Chelsea Crabtree:
Alison Lintott
Kelly-Su Crabtree:
Debbie Chazen
Waiter:
Neet Mohan
George Aston:
Steve Pemberton
Karen Dalton:
Alex Kelly
Bob Dalton:
Nick Holder
Ian Dalton:
Aaron Smith