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15 Minute Musical

Xmas 2016

Cabarexit

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Come join the Cabarexit! Cabaret meets Brexit - can we turn the EU referendum into a sexy, sassy, sensationalised, sublime sounding musical? Yes we can. Show more

15 Minute Musical

Xmas 2017

Dud Brothers

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A Blood Brothers-inspired separated-at-birth story featuring two unlikely musical MP heroes. Show more

15 Minute Musical

Xmas 2017

The Legend of Holy Superior Mother Theresa May and the Magic Money Tree

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A singsong romp through Ireland's musical heritage featuring the against-all-odds rise to fame of the UK's formerly least-known political party. Show more

15 Minute Musical

Xmas 2016

Lady and the Trump

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The US elections are given a much-needed Disney-style fairy tale makeover. The most-loved songs for the least-loved candidates. With Richie Webb, Dave Lamb and Jess Robinson. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Stephen Fry presents the best sketches from the historical comedy series. King Charles II raps about his party lifestyle, and Helen of Troy reveals her complicated love life. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Stephen Fry links the very best sketches from Series 1 and 2 of the award-winning comedy show. In this episode, a rich Georgian swaps lives with a peasant in Historical Wife Swap. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Stephen Fry presents the best sketches from the award-winning comedy show. The Durham Home Guard injure themselves while learning first aid, and Admiral Nelson gets seasick. Show more

Horrible Histories

Specials

Episode 1: Sensational Shakespeare

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 8 months

A special episode of the historical sketch show. A look at the life and times of William Shakespeare, from his humble beginnings to his success. Show more

Contributors

Main Cast Member:
Richard Atwill
Main Cast Member:
Richard David-Caine
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Thom Tuck
Main Cast Member:
Gemma Whelan
Additional Cast Member:
Mel Giedroyc
Additional Cast Member:
Miles Jupp
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Daniel Lawrence Taylor
Additional Cast Member:
Dominique Moore
Additional Cast Member:
Natalie Walter
Additional Cast Member:
Jon Culshaw
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Producer:
Lisa Mitchell
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Simon Welton
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Writer:
Ben Ward
Writer:
Dave Cohen
Writer:
Danny Peak
Writer:
Steve Punt
Writer:
Joe Tucker

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 2: Exceptional Explorers

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 5 months

A special episode looking at explorers, from the Vikings' first small steps on American soil to humankind's first giant leaps on the moon. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 6: Ingenious Inventors

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 5 months

A look at some of history's most ingenious inventors, as we take in everything from the invention of the wheel to the crisp. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 3: Ridiculous Romantics

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 5 months

Horrible Histories charts the path towards true love. Henry VIII enlists the help of maitre d' Fred Sirieix as he tries to find the right wife. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 13: Savage Song Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 5 months

Sketch comedy series. Horrible Histories presents a collection of some of history's finest songs, as Rattus attempts to put together his own festival. Show more

Life of Riley

Series 3

Episode 5: Lost in Translation

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

When Maddy persuades Jim to open up about his feelings, she gets more than she bargained for. Meanwhile, Danny plays host to a visiting French exchange student. Show more

Contributors

Maddy Riley:
Caroline Quentin
Jim Riley:
Neil Dudgeon
Katy Riley:
Lucinda Dryzek
Danny Riley:
Taylor Fawcett
Ted Jackson:
Patrick Nolan
Alison Weaver:
Heather Craney
Roger Weaver:
Richard Lumsden
Anthony Weaver:
Richard Linnell
Anne-Marie:
Beth Rylance
Director:
Richard Boden
Producer:
Richard Boden
Writer:
Dave Cohen
Writer:
Dan Gaster
Writer:
Will Ing

Life of Riley

Series 3

Episode 8: The Good Mother

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Family sitcom. When Jim's ex-wife invites the kids to spend the summer with her, Maddy is worried that they might not want to come back. Show more

Contributors

Maddy Riley:
Caroline Quentin
Jim Riley:
Neil Dudgeon
Katy Riley:
Lucinda Dryzek
Danny Riley:
Taylor Fawcett
Ted Jackson:
Patrick Nolan
Alison Weaver:
Heather Craney
Roger Weaver:
Richard Lumsden
Adam Weaver:
Jordan Clarke
Anthony Weaver:
Richard Linnell
Director:
Richard Boden
Producer:
Richard Boden
Writer:
Dave Cohen

Horrible Histories

Series 4

Episode 4

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

Historical sketch show. HHTV's war reporter Mike Peabody regrets his decision to cover the Norman Siege of Palermo, and the Pilgrim Fathers rap about Jamestown in America. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 4

Episode 7

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

Historical sketch show. Emperor Napoleon plays a very unusual chess match and a Victorian inventor builds an anti-seasickness ship with one small design flaw. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 4: Atrocious Artists

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 5 months

A look at some of history's greatest artists, from the first images painted onto the walls of caves through to Chris Ofili's work with elephant dung. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 5: Heroic Heroes and Villainous Villains

First broadcast: on CBBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 5 months

Horrible Histories takes a look at the world's greatest heroes and villains. Featuring Martin Luther King Jr and Al Capone. Show more