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Duration: 28 minutes

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

From an unusual memorial to household repairs – an all-star cast share a hilarious view of us all. With Roger Allam. From 2015. Show more

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Special Relationship - Part 1

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 6 months

The team discover a trail of intrigue when they reinvestigate the murder of Home Office adviser Katherine Reed, a radical academic who swapped sides to join the establishment.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Director:
David Thacker
Sir James Beatty:
Corin Redgrave
Lady Alice Beatty:
Patricia Hodge
DI Jess Worall:
Ruth Gemmell
Professor Ray Levin:
Anton Lesser
Lorna Gyles:
Amanda Root
Ann Hardingham:
Kika Markham
Katherine Reed:
Francesca Ryan

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Special Relationship - Part 2

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 6 months

The team's hunt for the murderer leads them further up the political ladder, and pressure is applied from above as Boyd closes on his quarry despite the government’s secrecy.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Director:
David Thacker
Sir James Beatty:
Corin Redgrave
Lady Alice Beatty:
Patricia Hodge
DI Jess Worall:
Ruth Gemmell
Professor Ray Levin:
Anton Lesser
Lorna Gyles:
Amanda Root
Ann Hardingham:
Kika Markham
Katherine Reed:
Francesca Ryan

A Very English Scandal

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 56 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Politician Jeremy Thorpe begins a whirlwind affair with a stable hand, Norman Scott. But when the relationship turns sour, Norman becomes a secret Jeremy is desperate to hide. Show more

Contributors

Jeremy Thorpe:
Hugh Grant
Norman Scott:
Ben Whishaw
Peter Bessell:
Alex Jennings
Lord Arran:
David Bamber
Emlyn Hooson:
Jason Watkins
Ursula Thorpe:
Patricia Hodge
Messenger:
Chris Ashby
Sergeant-at-arms:
Andrew French
Norman Van de Water:
Nicholas Blane
Diana Stainton:
Naomi Battrick
Lord Kilmuir:
John Bett
Countess of Arran:
Susan Wooldridge
Returning Officer:
Nick Malinowski
Mike Steele:
Morgan Watkins
BBC Radio Interviewer:
Ben Moor
Luke Mackenzie:
Daryl McCormack
Caroline Allpass:
Alice Orr-Ewing
Producer:
Dan Winch
Executive Producer:
Russell T Davies
Executive Producer:
Diarmuid McKeown
Executive Producer:
Graham Broadbent
Executive Producer:
Peter Czernin
Executive Producer:
Dominic Treadwell-Collins
Executive Producer:
Lucy Richer
Executive Producer:
Stephen Frears

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

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

Drama charting the reunion of a couple a decade after their disastrous wedding day when they parted company at the altar. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

David Suchet stars as the media tycoon in a dramatised account of how greed and ambition destroyed a man. Show more

Contributors

Robert Maxwell:
David Suchet
Betty Maxwell:
Patricia Hodge
Kevin Maxwell:
Ben Caplan
Basil Brookes:
Dan Stevens
Richard Baker:
Duncan Bell
Ron Woods:
Tony Turner
Peter Laister:
Stuart Organ
Accountant Sordini:
Mark Lockyer
Accountant Sordini:
Paul Kemp
Producer:
Colin Barr

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama telling the final stages of media tycoon Robert Maxwell's life. Cracks are appearing in his business empire and, with time running out, he sets about trying to save his skin. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Ian Curteis's once-controversial dramatisation of how the Thatcher government went to war against Argentina to regain the Falkland Islands. Show more

Contributors

Margaret Thatcher:
Patricia Hodge
Lord Carrington:
James Fox
William Whitelaw MP:
John Standing
Nicholas Ridley MP:
Michael Cochrane
Francis Pym MP:
Jeremy Child
Richard Luce MP:
Jonathan Coy
Robert Armstrong:
Rupert Vansittart
General Alexander Haig:
Colin Stinton

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Actor Simon Callow presents his favourite readings, with the help of reader Patricia Hodge. His life in books ranges through Tynan and Isherwood to Dickens, Nashe and Shakespeare. Show more

Miranda

Specials

Episode 2: The Final Curtain

Duration: 35 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Sitcom. Will Miranda finally learn to accept herself and find contentment? And will she find her one true love? Show more

Miranda

Specials

Episode 1: I Do, But to Who?

Duration: 33 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Sitcom. Miranda has received two proposals - one from Gary and one from Mike. Will she choose one of them or will she run away from the pressure? Show more

Contributors

Miranda:
Miranda Hart
Gary Preston:
Tom Ellis
Mike Jackford:
Bo Poraj
Keith the Fireman:
Charles Venn
Veronica, WI Woman:
Hilary Whitehall
Jacinta:
Letty Butler
Producer:
Sarah Fraser

James Bond

Moonraker

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

It's 1954. Churchill sends 007 undercover to protect atomic rocket Moonraker against possible treachery. Stars Toby Stephens. Show more

Contributors

James Bond:
Toby Stephens
Sir Hugo Drax:
Samuel West
Sir Winston Churchill:
John Baddeley
Moneypenny:
Janie Dee
Vallance:
Jared Harris
Prof Train:
Patricia Hodge
Basildon:
Nigel Anthony
Dr Walter:
Simon de Deney
Movietone:
Jon Glover
Minister:
Jon Glover
Broadcaster:
Ian Ogilvy
Brevett:
Matthew Wolf
Ian Fleming:
Martin Jarvis
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Great British Menu

Series 8

Episode 41: Finals Starter

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Chefs compete to cook at a banquet to celebrate 25 years of Red Nose Day. Patricia Hodge and the judges taste all eight winning regional starter courses. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Lisa Hazlehurst
Series Producer:
Lisa Hazlehurst
Executive Producer:
Nicola Moody
Executive Producer:
Nicola Moody
Participant:
Patricia Hodge
Participant:
Patricia Hodge

Book of the Week

Diana Cooper - Darling Monster

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lady Diana Cooper writes to her son at boarding school with news about the impending war and plans to evacuate. Read by John Julius Norwich and Patricia Hodge. Show more

Book of the Week

Diana Cooper - Darling Monster

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lady Diana sets up a smallholding in Sussex for the war effort. She will not dig for victory, but will milk a cow for cheese. Read by John Julius Norwich and Patricia Hodge. Show more

Book of the Week

Diana Cooper - Darling Monster

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lady Diana moves into the French embassy, along with her husband the politician Duff Cooper and his lover Louise de Vilmorin. Their parties become legendary. Read by Patricia Hodge. Show more

Book of the Week

Diana Cooper - Darling Monster

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Duff and Diana continue their travels. At home in 1949, all hopes are on the dawn of a new era. Read by John Julius Norwich. Show more

Book of the Week

Diana Cooper - Darling Monster

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

John Julius is now a student at Oxford, while his mother Lady Diana continues to live in France. Her husband Duff is offered a peerage. Read by Patricia Hodge. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

A downtrodden housewife wreaks revenge on her husband. Ruth discovers her husband has fallen in love with another woman and in her fury discovers that she has extraordinary powers. Show more