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Duration: 45 minutes

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

An entrepreneur moves a pickled whale from the Cape of Good Hope round Southern Africa to make a fortune. Stars Vincent Ebrahim. Show more

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Lead Balloon

Series 4

Episode 1: Pig

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom. When a Sunday newspaper wants to do an 'At Home With' feature about Rick's partner Mel, he naturally tries to muscle in on the action. Show more

Lead Balloon

Series 4

Episode 6: End

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Sitcom. Rick has at last found the fame and success he so desperately craved thanks to his ordeal as a hostage, and he is asked to host The Brave Britain Awards. Show more

Lead Balloon

Series 3

Episode 3: Fax

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sitcom about ex-celebrity comedian Rick Spleen. Rick gets the worst score ever on a much-loved radio panel show. Then his e-mail crashes and he's forced to find a fax machine. Show more

North by Northamptonshire

North By Northamptonshire: Full Stop

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Sheila Hancock, Penelope Wilton and Geoffrey Palmer are amongst the stars of a final outing for this comedy drama. It's New Year's Eve and one this group of friends won't forget. Show more

Drama

Arabian Afternoons

Episode 1: The Casper Logue Affair

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Diplomat Bob Goldacre has lost sight of an American businessman in Baghdad. Inspired by The Arabian Nights, stars Sirine Saba. Show more

Lead Balloon

Series 3

Episode 6: Mistake

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sitcom about ex-celebrity comedian Rick Spleen. Rick overhears Mel talking about a lucrative presenting job one of her clients is up for and decides the job should be his. Show more

Lead Balloon

Series 1

Episode 6: Fatty

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Sitcom about a disillusioned stand-up comedian and writer. Rick decides to take up exercise having been humiliated about his weight on TV by daytime chatshow host Adam Green. Show more

North by Northamptonshire

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

"As the town's talent night looms, Mary gets a shock – while Jonathan gets side-tracked. Stars Sheila Hancock. From June 2010. Show more

North by Northamptonshire

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

As talent night rehearsals grind on, peanuts and a trolley challenge some town residents. Stars Sheila Hancock. From June 2010. Show more

North by Northamptonshire

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Jan gets complimented, as her ex-husband Frank sings a song, and supermarket revelations. Stars Sheila Hancock. From June 2010. Show more

North by Northamptonshire

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Can Ken and Keith's whippets win the talent night? Plus it's scampi fries for Rod and Tanya. With Sheila Hancock. From July 2010. Show more

North by Northamptonshire

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

In the small market town of Wadenbrook, Ken and Keith have a birthday to celebrate. Stars Sheila Hancock. From December 2013. Show more

North by Northamptonshire

Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Against her better judgement, Jan has dinner with her ex-husband. Stars Sheila Hancock and Geoffrey Palmer. From December 2013. Show more

North by Northamptonshire

Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Visitors are expected in Wadenbrook, and a revelation is long overdue. Stars Sheila Hancock and Tim Key. From January 2014. Show more

North by Northamptonshire

Series 3

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A funeral focuses everyone's mind in Wadenbrook. Stars Sheila Hancock, Penelope Wilton and Tim Key. From January 2014. Show more

Lead Balloon

Series 4

Episode 3: Shoddy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Sitcom. Rick's going from strength to strength in his new job as a presenter on the Bargain Channel, but he's not best pleased when Marty takes a shine to his co-presenter. Show more

Contributors

Rick Spleen:
Jack Dee
Michael:
Tony Gardner
Floor Manager:
Donna Berlin
Writer:
Jack Dee
Producer - Chuck:
Matthew Marsh
Bargain Channel Producer:
David Schaal

Waffle the Wonder Dog

Series 2

Episode 11: Waffle Tries to Be Good

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Available for 7 months

Preschool comedy drama series. When Jess takes Evie for her first school visit, Waffle goes along too. He tries to behave, but it's hard for a Wonder Dog! Show more

Contributors

Mrs Magenta Hobbs:
Angela Curran
Connie Lester:
Susie Donkin
Ruby Lester:
Jayda Moore
Mr Metcalfe:
John Biggins
Director:
Matthew Rene
Executive Producer:
Maddy Darrall
Executive Producer:
Billy MacQueen

White Heat

Episode 4: The Personal Is Political

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Drama. In 1979, the seven flatmates celebrate Alan and Lilly's wedding. Jay decides to tell his parents he is gay. Jack vows to join mainstream politics. Show more

Contributors

Policeman:
Peter Ashdown
Referee:
John Biggins
Estate Agent:
Dominic Coleman
Alan (Present day):
Paul Copley
Lilly (Present day):
Lindsay Duncan
Charlotte:
Claire Foy
Party Member 3:
Dominic Kemp
Skinhead 1:
Tomi May
Party Member 2:
Tim Parker
Victor (Present day):
Hugh Quarshie
Party Member 1:
Veronica Roberts
Man on heath:
Oliver Senton
Skinhead 2:
Joe Sims
Charlotte (Present day):
Juliet Stevenson
Producer:
Elinor Day

Genres

Life's Too Short

Series 1

Episode 7

Duration: 30 minutes

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

In the series finale, Warwick attends a charity event in the hope of hanging out with celebrities. However, in trying to impress Sting he ends up spending more than he can afford. Show more