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Front Row

Riz Ahmed, Delicious, The Kite Runner on stage and Angela Carter

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actor and rapper Riz Ahmed discusses his career, a review of Dawn French's TV drama Delicious and Matthew Spangler on adapting Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner for the stage. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Riz Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Crompton
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Spangler
Interviewed Guest:
Marie Mulvey-Roberts

Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Crime drama. Private detective Tommy Akhtar takes on the case of a missing prostitute and finds himself drawn into the London underworld. Show more

Contributors

Farzad Akhtar:
Roshan Seth
Tall Man:
Vincent Regan
Director:
Pete Travis
Tommy Akhtar:
Riz Ahmed
Shelley:
Billie Piper
Melody:
Cush Jumbo
DS Cal Donnelly:
Danny Webb

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama tackling the extraordinary financial crisis Britons are living through, taking a startling and provocative look at the events that caused lives to spiral out of control. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Nikki Bedi interviews one of Britain's most successful and outspoken actors, Riz Ahmed. They talk about movies, music and politics, as well as the obstacles that Riz has overcome. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Riz Ahmed
Director:
John Das
Executive Producer:
Sebastian Barfield
Executive Producer:
John Durrant
Production Company:
Academy 7

Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Crime thriller about a driven young man who enters the shady world of TV journalism. He soon discovers that he has got the business acumen to obtain the best crime footage in LA. Show more

Contributors

Louis Bloom:
Jake Gyllenhaal
Nina Romina:
Rene Russo
Joe Loder:
Bill Paxton
Frank Kruse:
Kevin Rahm
Detective Frontieri:
Michael Hyatt
Detective Lieberman:
Price Carson
Writer:
Dan Gilroy
Director:
Dan Gilroy

Formats

The Film Programme

The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Jeff Nichols; Star Trek Into Darkness

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actor Riz Ahmed talks to Francine Stock about The Reluctant Fundamentalist, plus director Jeff Nichols on Mississippi adventure Mud, and the writers-producers of the new Star Trek. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Riz Ahmed
Producer:
Elaine Lester
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Kurtzman
Interviewed Guest:
Roberto Orci

The One Show

28/03/2017

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Actor Riz Ahmed joins Matt Baker and Michelle Ackerley to talk about his new film City of Tiny Lights. Plus how ready we are for the new twelve-sided pound coin? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matt Baker
Interviewed Guest:
Riz Ahmed
Participant:
Andy Kershaw
Participant:
Kevin Duala
Participant:
Angellica Bell
Participant:
Esther Rantzen
Participant:
George McGavin
Participant:
Emma Dabiri

The One Show

23/04/2021

Duration: 33 minutes

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

Oscar nominees Riz Ahmed and Celeste join Alex Jones and Clara Amfo for a One Show movie special. And we reveal which film you voted as your Ultimate Lockdown Movie.

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Jones
Presenter:
Clara Amfo
Interviewed Guest:
Riz Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Celeste
Executive Producer:
Rob Unsworth

Front Row

Peter Doig exhibition; Chris Brookmyre; Riz Ahmed's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Peter Doig's Edinburgh exhibition reviewed; crime writer Chris Brookmyre on his new book; Stephen King novel Under the Dome adapted for TV; Riz Ahmed's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Brookmyre
Interviewed Guest:
Riz Ahmed

Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Hard-hitting crime drama following the lives of eight individuals in a run-down and violent part of London as they struggle to survive on the streets. Show more

Genres

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Drama based loosely on Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. The affections of a beautiful young Indian woman are pursued by the son of a rich entrepreneur who gives her a job. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Thriller based on Mohsin Hamid's bestselling novel. A young Pakistani man living in New York finds his loyalties shaken after the 9/11 terror attacks. Show more

Contributors

Changez:
Riz Ahmed
Bobby Lincoln:
Liev Schreiber
Ludlow Cooper:
Martin Donovan
Wainwright:
Nelsan Ellis
Nazmi Kemal:
Haluk Bilginer
Sameer:
Imaad Shah
Mike Rizzo:
Chris Smith
Director:
Mira Nair

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama. A drug dealer is visited by an old friend just as he is struggling to cope with a ruthless rival, a suspicious supplier, a desperate addict and opposition from his brother. Show more

Contributors

Book of the Week

Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo

Episode 5: The Elections

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anjan Sundaram observes the elections and is caught up in their disturbing aftermath. Show more

Book of the Week

Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo

Episode 1: First Impressions

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anjan Sundaram's recalls his first impressions of Kinshasa and an encounter with a group of orphaned children. Show more

Book of the Week

Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo

Episode 2: Changes of Fortune

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Following a tense encounter, career opportunities open up for Anjan. Show more

Book of the Week

Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo

Episode 3: A Journey on the River Congo

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A journey along the River Congo leads to new insights for the journalist. Show more

Book of the Week

Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo

Episode 4: An Interview

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anjan Sundaram heads east towards the conflict and conducts an extraordinary interview. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

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

Available for 13 days

Film western. 1851. Two brothers, the most feared gunslingers in Oregon, are on the hunt for a prospector called Hermann Kermit Warm. First, they have to find his secret, then they have to kill him. Show more

Contributors

Charlie Sisters:
Joaquin Phoenix
Eli Sisters:
John C Reilly
Girl Mayfield Saloon:
Allison Tolman
Herman Kermit Warm:
Riz Ahmed
John Morris:
Jake Gyllenhaal
The Commodore:
Rutger Hauer
Mayfield:
Rebecca Root
Mrs Sisters:
Carol Kane