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Question Time

29/03/2012

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

David Dimbleby chairs a debate from Portsmouth, with Alexei Sayle, Douglas Alexander MP, Sarah Teather MP, Anna Soubry MP and Sir Simon Jenkins. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Series Editor:
Nicolai Gentchev
Series Editor:
Nicolai Gentchev
Executive Producer:
Steve Anderson
Executive Producer:
Steve Anderson
Participant:
Alexei Sayle
Participant:
Douglas Alexander
Participant:
Alexei Sayle
Participant:
Simon Jenkins
Participant:
Douglas Alexander
Participant:
Sarah Teather
Participant:
Anna Soubry
Participant:
Anna Soubry
Participant:
Sarah Teather
Participant:
Simon Jenkins

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One West Midlands

Thriller. A disgraced CIA agent in the Bahamas is given the chance to redeem himself, if he betrays his new friend - a former ship's captain whose vessel mysteriously blew up. Show more

Contributors

Cornelius Wettering:
George C Scott
Director:
Carl Schultz
Stephen Guerin:
William Peterson
Seemuller:
Alexei Sayle
Van Viaanderen:
Philip Anglim
Agent No. 1:
David Dunard

Formats

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Alexei Sayle considers how to live an ethical life and recounts the difficulties of tracking down his lost cat. From 2017. Show more

The Young Ones

Series 1

Episode 5: Interesting

Duration: 32 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

The boys decide to throw a party, but before long it descends into chaos. A preachy Christian turns up, Rick gets annoyed when their guests arrive early. Show more

Contributors

the Balowski Family:
Alexei Sayle
Pestilence:
Keith Allen
Girl at party:
Linda Henry
Gatecrasher:
Mark Arden
Jim Morrison:
Nicholas Ball
Warlock:
Paul Bradley
Director:
Geoff Posner

The Now Show

Series 46

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week's news via topical stand-up and sketches, with alternative comedy legend Alexei Sayle and Sky News political editor Faisal Islam. Show more

A Good Read

Alexei Sayle and Meg Rosoff

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alexei Sayle and Meg Rosoff trade favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including A High Wind in Jamaica, Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) and Friends in High Places. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Alexei Sayle
Interviewed Guest:
Meg Rosoff
Producer:
Mair Bosworth

Drama

The Arabian Nights

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Ata Madri hunts for a medieval copy of The Arabian Nights with the original ending. Inventive revival starring Indira Varma. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Nadim Sawalha
King Yunan:
Ewan Bailey
Taxi Driver:
Nayef Rashed
Ali Baba:
Muzz Khan
Ali Baba's Wife:
Noa Bodner
King of the City's Vizier:
Noof McEwan
Cassim's Wife:
Kyria Alyssa
Marjaneh:
Laura Hanna
Captain:
Alexei Sayle
Ali Baba's Son:
Amir El-Masry
Young Man:
Amir El-Masry
Shopkeeper:
Nabil Elouahabi
Fisherman:
Nabil Elouahabi
Sage Duban:
Renu Setna
King of the City:
Bhasker Patel
Evil Wife:
Sharlit Deyzac
Adaptor:
Glen Neath

Genres

Drama

The Arabian Nights

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Ata Madri is in Cairo hunting for a medieval copy of The Arabian Nights. Featuring The Hunchback Cycle starring Alexei Sayle. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Nadim Sawalha
Steward:
Ewan Bailey
Tailor’s Wife:
Kyria Alyssa
Christian:
Niall Ashdown
Lame Young Man:
Muzz Khan
Al-Haddar:
Muzz Khan
Mother:
Noa Bodner
Beautiful Woman:
Noa Bodner
Jewish Physician’s maid:
Sharlit Deyzac
Judge’s Daughter:
Sharlit Deyzac
Caliph:
Renu Setna
Jewish Physician:
Amir El-Masry
Young Woman:
Laura Hanna
Blind Beggar:
Noof McEwan
Taxi Driver:
Nayef Rashed
Adaptor:
Glen Neath

Genres

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson, Nikki Bedi, Lianne La Havas, Rob Brydon, Alexei Sayle, Spencer Jones, Rebecca Ryan, Motown the Musical

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Nikki Bedi are joined by Rob Brydon, Alexei Sayle, Spencer Jones and Rebecca Ryan. With music from Lianne La Havas and 'The Supremes' of Motown the Musical. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Rob Brydon
Interviewed Guest:
Alexei Sayle
Interviewed Guest:
Spencer Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Ryan
Performer:
Lianne La Havas
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Alexei Sayle's Liverpool

Episode 1: Pride and Protest

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alexei Sayle returns to Liverpool to examine his troubled relationship with the city by meeting those who have played a role in its recent history. Show more

Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Series 22

Episode 6

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Quiz with Simon Amstell, team captain Phill Jupitus and special guest team captain Jack Dee. Guests include comedian Alexei Sayle and Stine B from Alphabeat. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Alexei Sayle follows the progress of the John Moores Painting Prize, visiting some of the shortlisted artists in their studios and going behind the scenes at the award ceremony. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alexei Sayle
Producer:
Eric Haynes
Director:
Eric Haynes
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright

Midweek

Alexei Sayle, Barry Norman, Jacqui Dankworth, Don Bachardy

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Lively and diverse conversation as Libby Purves meets singer Jacqui Dankworth, artist Don Bachardy, film critic Barry Norman and comedian Alexei Sayle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Barry Norman
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqui Dankworth
Interviewed Guest:
Don Bachardy
Interviewed Guest:
Alexei Sayle

Brand

Midweek

Josh Howie's Losing It

Series 1

The Handyman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Handyman Dean helps get the flat ready for the baby, but Josh soon finds he holds some very challenging opinions. From 2016. Show more

Genius with Dave Gorman

Series 2

Episode 5: Tim Minchin and Alexei Sayle

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Dave Gorman is joined by comedians Tim Minchin and Alexei Sayle to test ideas including a controversial way of controlling the UK's seagull population. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dave Gorman
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Minchin
Interviewed Guest:
Alexei Sayle
Series Producer:
Ali Bryer Carron
Executive Producer:
Paul Schlesinger
Production Manager:
Alison Passey

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Channel Islands

Action adventure in which the intrepid explorer (Harrison Ford) sets out to rescue his father (Sean Connery), a medievalist who has vanished while searching for the Holy Grail. Show more

Contributors

Indiana Jones:
Harrison Ford
Professor Henry Jones:
Sean Connery
Marcus Brody:
Denholm Elliott
Walter Donovan:
Julian Glover
Young Indy:
River Phoenix
Grail Knight:
Robert Eddison
Young Henry:
Alex Hyde-White
Mrs Donovan:
Isla Blair
World War I Ace:
Frederick Jaeger
Hatay Tank Gunner:
Stefan Kalipha
Gestapo:
Pat Roach
Producer:
Robert Watts
Composer:
John Williams
Director of photography:
Douglas Slocombe

Holby City

Series 16

Episode 50: Mummy Dearest

Duration: 56 minutes

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

Hospital drama. Serena struggles to cope with her increasingly volatile mother. Jac and Elliot clash over an experimental procedure. Show more

Contributors

Serena Campbell:
Catherine Russell
Adrian 'Fletch' Fletcher:
Alex Walkinshaw
Rafaello Di Lucca:
Joe McFadden
Arthur Digby:
Rob Ostlere
Dominic Copeland:
David Ames
Guy Self:
John Michie
Jac Naylor:
Rosie Marcel
Mo Effanga:
Chizzy Akudolu
Elliot Hope:
Paul Bradley
Sacha Levy:
Bob Barrett
Zosia March:
Camilla Arfwedson
Adele Effanga:
Petra Letang
Adrienne McKinnie:
Sandra Voe
Kyle Greenham:
Alan Morrissey
Enrique Ferreira:
Samarge Hamilton
Bernie Reddy:
Alexei Sayle
Tito Mullins:
Trevor Laird
Director:
Jamie Annett

Duration: 2 hours

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

A celebration of 50 years of comedy on BBC Two, from The Likely Lads and Not Only... But Also in its first year in 1964, up to W1A and Rev. today. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Joanna Lumley
Producer:
Sean Doherty
Director:
Sean Doherty
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar
Participant:
Ricky Gervais
Participant:
Eric Idle
Participant:
Michael Palin
Participant:
Terry Jones
Participant:
Alan Alda
Participant:
Vic Reeves
Participant:
Bob Mortimer
Participant:
Rebecca Front
Participant:
Alexei Sayle
Participant:
David Mitchell
Participant:
Robert Webb
Participant:
Catherine Tate
Participant:
Bill Bailey
Participant:
Ian Hislop
Participant:
Sarah Millican
Participant:
Dara O Briain
Participant:
James Corden
Participant:
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Participant:
Armando Iannucci
Participant:
Prunella Scales
Participant:
Charlie Brooker
Participant:
Paul Whitehouse
Participant:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Participant:
Graeme Garden
Participant:
Bill Oddie
Participant:
Jeremy Dyson
Participant:
Mark Gatiss
Participant:
Steve Pemberton
Participant:
Reece Shearsmith

Genres

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar

Series 1

Pretending and Sandwiches

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Alexei Sayle delivers stand-up, memoir and philosophy from behind the counter of his Imaginary Sandwich Bar. From 2016. Show more