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Great Lives

Series 30

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Gyles Brandreth chooses Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. With Matthew Parris and Andrew Lycett. From 2013. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Gyles Brandreth
Interviewed Guest:
Gyles Brandreth
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Lycett
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Lycett

Saturday Live

Gyles Brandreth, Sue Perkins

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Extraordinary stories, unusual people and a sideways look at the world. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Gyles Brandreth
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Perkins
Interviewed Guest:
Bruce Forsyth
Interviewed Guest:
Jamie Stangroom
Producer:
Paul Waters

Last Word

Rev Ian Paisley, Sir Donald Sinden, Caroline Gooding, Anthony Smith, Andrew McLaglen

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister remembers former first minister of NI the Rev Ian Paisley, actor Sir Donald Sinden, adventurer Anthony Smith and disability rights campaigner Caroline Gooding. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Judi Dench
Interviewed Guest:
Gyles Brandreth
Producer:
Fiona Couper

Life on Egg

Series 1

Stand-In

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

When Peter is sent for urgent training, Harry’s replacement has the prison whipped into shape. Starring Harry Hill. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

Governor Harry:
Harry Hill
The Minister:
Tanya Moodie
Tim the Helicopter Pilot:
Dan Maier
Warder Leo Hatchet:
Dan Maier
Prisoner Gyles Brandreth:
Gyles Brandreth
Writer:
Dan Maier
Producer:
Sam Michell

Life on Egg

Series 1

Whale

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

It's all hands to the pump as Harry races to save the prison from a pair of mating whales. Stars Harry Hill. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

Governor Harry:
Harry Hill
The Minister:
Tanya Moodie
Jo-Jo Peebles:
Tanya Moodie
Tim the Helicopter Pilot:
Dan Maier
Prisoner Gyles Brandreth:
Gyles Brandreth
Writer:
Dan Maier
Producer:
Sam Michell

I've Never Seen Star Wars

Series 6

Gyles Brandreth

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Marcus Brigstocke persuades Gyles Brandreth to spend a day doing nothing - and he writes his first ever pop song. From 2015. Show more

Great Lives

Series 33

Deborah Moggach on Arnold Bennett

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writer Deborah Moggach nominates the Potteries author Arnold Bennett. With Matthew Parris and Gyles Brandreth. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Moggach
Interviewed Guest:
Gyles Brandreth
Producer:
Maggie Ayre

Life on Egg

Series 1

Mistress of Disguise

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

A prisoner escapes from Britain's remotest prison, but no-one quite knows what she looks like. Stars Harry Hill. From 2017. Show more

Contributors

Governor Harry:
Harry Hill
The Minister:
Tanya Moodie
Tim the Helicopter Pilot:
Dan Maier
Prisoner Gyles Brandreth:
Gyles Brandreth
Writer:
Dan Maier
Producer:
Sam Michell

The Home That 2 Built

Episode 2: The Seventies

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for over a year

Mel Giedroyc narrates as The Seventies trawls the archives to show how BBC Two has been a guide to lifestyle trends. Show more

The Home That 2 Built

Episode 3: The Eighties

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for over a year

In the 1980s, more money was spent on homes than ever before, and at the heart of this was a changing role for women. Show more

Morning Live

Series 2

12/04/2021

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Kym Marsh and Gethin Jones are joined by Dr Xand, Rav Wilding, Gyles Brandreth and Call The Midwife stars Fenella Woolgar and Ella Bruccoleri.

Contributors

Presenter:
Kym Marsh
Presenter:
Gethin Jones
Executive Producer:
Rob Unsworth
Interviewed Guest:
Rav Wilding
Interviewed Guest:
Gyles Brandreth
Interviewed Guest:
Fenella Woolgar
Interviewed Guest:
Ella Bruccoleri

Woman's Hour

Nigel Slater; Evan Davis; Puppini Sisters

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Fun and conversation with special guests including Evan Davis and John Humphrys. Nigel Slater is on hand with tips for Christmas lunch and there's music from the Puppini Sisters. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Slater
Interviewed Guest:
Evan Davis
Interviewed Guest:
John Humphrys
Interviewed Guest:
Gyles Brandreth
Interviewed Guest:
Saethryd Brandreth
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Moore
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Rev Katrina Scott
Interviewed Guest:
Agnieszka Fryckowska
Interviewed Guest:
Puppini Sisters
Producer:
Jane Thurlow

Woman's Hour

Nigel Slater; Evan Davis; Puppini Sisters

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Fun and conversation with special guests including Evan Davis and John Humphrys. Nigel Slater is on hand with tips for Christmas lunch and there's music from the Puppini Sisters. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Slater
Interviewed Guest:
Evan Davis
Interviewed Guest:
John Humphrys
Interviewed Guest:
Gyles Brandreth
Interviewed Guest:
Saethryd Brandreth
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Moore
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Rev Katrina Scott
Interviewed Guest:
Agnieszka Fryckowska
Interviewed Guest:
Puppini Sisters
Producer:
Jane Thurlow

Saturday Live

Shaun Keaveny with Rylan Clark-Neal

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Shaun Keaveny, presenter Rylan Clark-Neal, boccia champion David Smith, scything enthusiast Mary Ellis, green industrialist Dale Vince, and Gyles Brandreth's Inheritance Tracks. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shaun Keaveny
Presenter:
Sonali Shah
Interviewed Guest:
Rylan
Interviewed Guest:
David Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Ellis
Interviewed Guest:
Dale Vince
Interviewed Guest:
Gyles Brandreth

QI

Series S

Sideshows, Stunts & Scavenger Hunts

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Sandi Toksvig looks at sideshows, stunts and scavenger hunts with Alan Davies, Gyles Brandreth, Rosie Jones and Nish Kumar.

Contributors

Presenter:
Sandi Toksvig
Panellist:
Alan Davies
Panellist:
Gyles Brandreth
Panellist:
Rosie Jones
Panellist:
Nish Kumar
Director:
Diccon Ramsay
Series Producer:
Piers Fletcher
Executive Producer:
John Lloyd
Production Company:
Fremantle

Brand

QI

Morning Live

Series 3

30/11/2021

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Gethin and Kimberley chat to Alastair Campbell and Amanda Owen about their Winter Walks episodes, Gyles Brandreth discusses his autobiography, and Dr Punam explains the usual symptoms of having a UTI. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gethin Jones
Presenter:
Kimberley Walsh
Interviewed Guest:
Alastair Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Owen
Interviewed Guest:
Gyles Brandreth
Executive Producer:
Rob Unsworth

The Museum of Curiosity

Series 11

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

John Lloyd and Romesh Ranganathan are joined by improviser and comedian Cariad Lloyd, Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen and polymath former MP Gyles Brandreth. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Michael McIntyre hosts as Matt Baker, Gyles Brandreth, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, HRVY, Grace Dent, Laura Whitmore and Mr Motivator try to help three contestants win life-changing cash.

The One Show

10/01/2022

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North East & CumbriaLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 12 days

Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas are joined by The Weakest Link host Romesh Ranganathan, actress Alex Kingston and Gyles Brandreth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Jones
Presenter:
Jermaine Jenas
Interviewed Guest:
Romesh Ranganathan
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Kingston
Interviewed Guest:
Gyles Brandreth