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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Multi-layered documentary revealing the human story of Marie Curie, whose pioneering research on radioactivity made her the world's most famous female scientist. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Malone
Presenter:
Geraldine James
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf
Participant:
Julie Des Jardins
Participant:
Patricia Fara
Participant:
Renaud Huynh
Participant:
Andrea Sella
Participant:
Helena Pycior
Participant:
Jean-Luc Pasquier
Participant:
Tereza Kaczorowska

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Comedy drama charting the fight of female factory workers at the Ford Dagenham plant for equal pay. In 1968, one determined factory worker leads her colleagues out on strike. Show more

Contributors

Rita O'Grady:
Sally Hawkins
Albert Passingham:
Bob Hoskins
Eddie O'Grady:
Daniel Mays
Barbara Castle:
Miranda Richardson
Lisa Hopkins:
Rosamund Pike
Robert Tooley:
Richard Schiff
Mr Clarke:
Andrew Lincoln
Monty Taylor:
Kenneth Cranham
Peter Hopkins:
Rupert Graves
Undersecretary:
Miles Jupp
Bartholomew:
Peter-Hugo Daly
Harold Wilson:
John Sessions
Trevor Innes:
Matt King
Director:
Nigel Cole

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Adaptation of Malcolm Bradbury's satirical novel of 1970's greybrick campus life stars a moustachioed Antony Sher as Howard Kirk, Marxist sociologist, womaniser and bully. Show more

Contributors

Howard Kirk:
Antony Sher
Barbara Kirk:
Geraldine James
Flor Beniform:
Isla Blair
Henry Beamish:
Paul Brooke
George Carmody:
Peter Hugo-Daly

Genres

Movie Connections

Series 2

Episode 8: Calendar Girls

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Documentary series telling the story of hit British movies. Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie and others discuss the making of 2003 hit Calendar Girls. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Ashley Jensen
Participant:
Helen Mirren
Participant:
Julie Walters
Participant:
Philip Glenister
Participant:
George Costigan
Participant:
Tim Firth
Participant:
Nigel Cole
Participant:
Suzanne Mackie
Participant:
Celia Imrie
Participant:
Geraldine James
Participant:
Juliette Towhidi
Participant:
Steve Clarke-Hall
Participant:
Penelope Wilton

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Adaptation of Malcolm Bradbury's satirical novel of 1970s greybrick campus life. Starring a moustachioed Antony Sher as Howard Kirk - Marxist sociologist, womaniser and bully. Show more

Contributors

Howard Kirk:
Antony Sher
Barbara Kirk:
Geraldine James
Flor Beniform:
Isla Blair
Henry Beamish:
Paul Brooke
George Carmody:
Peter Hugo-Daly

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Are Nick and Karen brave enough to leave baby Benjy on their first night out since he was born? Stars Rufus Jones. From 2013. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series chronicling the unlikely survival of Homo sapiens. What happened when our ancestors and Homo erectus met after a volcanic eruption 75,000 years ago in India. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Chris Stringer
Interviewed Guest:
Sacha Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Petraglia
Interviewed Guest:
John Shea
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Executive Producer:
Michael Mosley
Director:
Tony Mitchell

Little Britain

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Dr Lawrence watches Anne take part in a theatre production and Emily and Florence go to the ballet. With Anthony Head and Geraldine James. Show more

Screen One

Series 1

She's Been Away

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama about an unexpected pact which develops between two women, one of whom has been away in a 'home' since she was a rebellious girl half a century ago. Show more

Contributors

Lillian Huckle:
Peggy Ashcroft
Director:
Peter Hall
Harriet Ambrose:
Geraldine James
Hugh Ambrose:
James Fox
Dominic Ambrose:
Jackson Kyle
Young Lillian:
Rebecca Pidgeon
George:
Hugh Lloyd
Mental Hospital Nurse:
Brid Brennan
Mental Hospital Doctor:
David Hargreaves
Harley Street Doctor:
Richard Haddon Haines
Young Cousin Edward:
Barnaby Holm
Young Lillian's Father:
Donald Douglas
Producer:
Kenith Trodd
Movie Buff:
David Timson
City Friend at Party:
Malcolm Mudie
Traffic Warden:
Doyle Richmond
Supermarket Cashier:
Anne Haydn

Genres

Duration: 3 hours, 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

The celebrated blockbuster recounting the life of Mohandas K Gandhi, who started out as a lawyer and rose to become the leader of the Indian independence movement. Show more

Contributors

Mahatma Gandhi:
Ben Kingsley
Margaret Bourke-White:
Candice Bergen
General Dyer:
Edward Fox
Lord Irwin:
John Gielgud
Judge Broomfield:
Trevor Howard
The Viceroy:
John Mills
Charlie Andrews:
Ian Charleson
General Smuts:
Athol Fugard
Sardar Patel:
Saeed Jaffrey
Pandit Nehru:
Roshan Seth
Senior Police Officer:
Ian Bannen
Sir George Hodge:
Michael Hordern
Nahari:
Om Puri
Sir Edward Gait:
Richard Vernon
Commentator:
Shane Rimmer
European Passenger:
Peter Cartwright
Police Sergeant:
Ken Hutchison
Manager of the Mine:
John Savident
Composer:
Ravi Shankar
Director of photography:
Ronnie Taylor
Director of photography:
Billy Williams

Natural World

2006-2007

Buddha, Bees and the Giant Hornet Queen

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Film tracing the life of the Giant Japanese Hornet, one of the deadliest insects on earth. A queen builds a colony in an old temple garden. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Thriller series. Stephen and Yasim join forces with Russell to find out what killed Nadir, and discover a vaccine factory is linked to the murder of four leading biochemists. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Stephen and Yasim are reunited with Michael, back from the dead. They agree to help him find the truth about the bad batch of Hepatitis B vaccine, but the police are on their tail. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Thriller series. After the bomb blast at Brick Lane, Stephen, Yasim and Michael take refuge in the swamp, a place where the new underclass of people with no IDs bed down. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama based on the true story of a medieval heist. Dick Puddlecote decides to exact revenge by breaking into the vault at Westminster Abbey and stealing all the King's gold. Show more

Contributors

Dick Puddlecote:
Kris Marshall
Joanna the Concubine:
Geraldine James
King Edward:
Donald Sumpter
Adam de Warefield:
Paul Hilton
Will of the Palace:
Tim Plester
John of Newmarket:
Linal Haft
Irish Pete:
Bennett Warden
Producer:
Justin Hardy
Director:
Justin Hardy
Producer:
Susan Horth

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series about a supermarket manager who stands for election as PM. Ros's first few days in office are a whirlwind of meetings which leave her family feeling neglected.

Contributors

Ros Pritchard:
Jane Horrocks
Ian Pritchard:
Steven Mackintosh
Miranda Lennox:
Jodhi May
Catherine Walker:
Janet McTeer
Emily Pritchard:
Carey Mulligan
Georgina Pritchard:
Jemma McKenzie-Brown
Hilary Rees-Benson:
Geraldine James
Dorothy Crowther:
Selina Cadell
Beverley Clarke:
Siobhan Finneran
Liz Shannon:
Meera Syal

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One SouthLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series about a supermarket manager who becomes the prime minister. Ros decides to sell off Westminster and set up parliament in Bradford. Georgina gets a boyfriend.

Contributors

Ros Pritchard:
Jane Horrocks
Ian Pritchard:
Steven Mackintosh
Miranda Lennox:
Jodhi May
Catherine Walker:
Janet McTeer
Hilary Rees-Benson:
Geraldine James
Dorothy Crowther:
Selina Cadell
Sir Richard Leavis:
Jonathan Aris
Ben Sixsmith:
Tom Mison
Emily Pritchard:
Carey Mulligan
Georgina Pritchard:
Jemma McKenzie-Brown