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Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

As the Tate Liverpool celebrates its 30th anniversary, Alexei Sayle presents a documentary that assesses its impact on his home city. Show more

Saturday Live

Alexei Sayle

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alexei Sayle talks to Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir about his Imaginary Sandwich Shop. Plus the Inheritance Tracks of Alan Partridge. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Coles
Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Interviewed Guest:
Alexei Sayle
Interviewed Guest:
Martine Wright
Interviewed Guest:
Cyrus Todiwala
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Barn the Spoon
Interviewer:
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Partridge

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama-documentary which explores the life and work of the writer Hector Hugh Munro, better known by his pen name Saki, whose short stories satirised Edwardian society and culture. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Will Self
Participant:
Jeffrey Archer
Participant:
Alexei Sayle
Participant:
Roy Hattersley
Producer:
Andrea Hutton

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & LincsLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Children's adventure in which two brothers run away from their orphanage and join a gang of pickpockets who are hunting for a magical merry-go-round. Show more

The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Mark Kermode questions director William Friedkin about his new blackly comic film Killer Joe and James Runcie meets Richard Ford to talk about his haunting new novel Canada. Show more

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

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

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

Great Railway Journeys

Series 3

Episode 2: Aleppo to Aqaba

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series in which celebrities travel on famous railway routes. Alexei Sayle attempts to journey from Aleppo in northern Syria to Aqaba in Jordan. Show more

The Young Ones

Series 2

Episode 1: Bambi

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Anarchic sitcom about North London students in the 80s. The reprobates from Scumbag College test their mental dexterity on a TV quiz show. Show more

Contributors

Train Driver:
Alexei Sayle
Dr Carlisle:
Robbie Coltrane
Kendal Mintcake:
Ben Elton
Lord Snot:
Stephen Fry
Lord Monty:
Hugh Laurie
Dr Not the Nine O'Clock News:
Tony Robinson
Miss Money-Sterling:
Emma Thompson
Security Guard:
Mel Smith

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

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar

Series 2

Britain's Place in the World

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Alexei Sayle discusses his return to stand-up after a 17-year hiatus and reveals the whereabouts of Millets shops! From 2017. 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

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar

Series 2

The Financial Crash

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Alexei Sayle discusses the financial crash of 2008, the appeal of Donald Trump and his lack of mainstream success. From 2017. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Alexei Sayle considers travel to places both real and imaginary through a mixture of stand-up, memoir and philosophy. From 2017. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

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

Alexei Sayle's Liverpool

Episode 3: Coming Home

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alexei Sayle investigates the essence of the Scouse spirit. The programme examines Alexei's own troubled identity and his relationship with his home city. Show more

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

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