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Steve Carell, Ian McMillan on Elvis's 80th, Chris Watson, The Fever

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Steve Carell on his new movie Foxcatcher, Ian McMillan on Elvis's 80th, sound recordist Chris Watson celebrates January, and Tobias Menzies and Robert Icke on new play The Fever. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Carell
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Watson
Interviewed Guest:
Tobias Menzies
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Icke

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Robert Macfarlane on vivid places and the words they conjure up: Essex, John Alec Baker and a peregrine falcon. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Robert Macfarlane on vivid places and the words they conjure up: to the Lake District to meet a word collector. From 2015. Show more

BBC National Short Story Award

BBC National Short Story Award 2018

Kerry Andrew - To Belong To

Duration: 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Kerry Andrew's shortlisted story of a desperate man revived by the hospitality of strangers. Read by Tobias Menzies. Show more

Puppy Love

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy set around a Wirral-based dog training class. Nana V encounters charity worker Naomi Singh and they find themselves competing for the attention of local man Alexander Moss. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Robert Macfarlane on vivid places and the words they conjure up: happy days in Suffolk at the home of a famous swimmer. From 2015. Show more

Drama

Comment Is Free

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By James Fritz. Portrayal of the sound and fury of British politics. A woman watches her husband's story get chewed up and spat out by an unscrupulous media and a divided public. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Every Duchess in England

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Alan Pollock. It is 1931. More than friendship is at stake when maverick Labour MP Oswald Mosley attempts to take things into his own hands by giving a speech in Birmingham. Show more

Contributors

Oswald Mosley:
Tobias Menzies
John Strachey:
Harry Lloyd
Ted 'Kid' Lewis:
Jonathan Tafler
Maitland:
Sam Dale
Evans:
Sam Dale

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

James Lees-Milne

Episode 1: Sometimes Into the Arms of God

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. As WWII rages, an injured soldier strives to save West Wycombe Park for the National Trust. Starring Tobias Menzies. Show more

Contributors

James Lees-Milne:
Tobias Menzies
Nancy Mitford:
Victoria Hamilton
Eddy Sackville-West:
David Seddon
Cecil Beaton:
Samuel Barnett
Helen Dashwood:
Joanna Brookes
Miss Paterson:
Joanna Brookes
Johnnie Dashwood:
Sean Murray
Haines:
Ben Crowe

Drama

James Lees-Milne

Episode 2: The Unending Battle

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The realities of WWII strike home when the dashing and adored Tom Mitford returns unexpectedly on leave. Stars Tom Mison. Show more

Contributors

James Lees-Milne:
Tobias Menzies
Nancy Mitford:
Victoria Hamilton
Tom Mitford:
Tom Mison
Major Benton Fletcher:
Sean Murray
Neighbour:
Joanna Brookes
2nd Operator:
Joanna Brookes
Post Official:
David Seddon
Operator:
Hannah Wood

Drama

James Lees-Milne

Episode 3: What England Owes

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A trip to Faringdon House, home to eccentric Lord Berners and his seemingly successful ménage-a-trois. Stars Christopher Godwin. Show more

Contributors

James Lees-Milne:
Tobias Menzies
Lord Berners:
Christopher Godwin
Nancy Mitford:
Victoria Hamilton
Robert Heber-Percy:
Michael Shelford
Jennifer Heber-Percy:
Philippa Stanton
Eddy Sackville-West:
David Seddon

Simon Schama's Shakespeare

Episode 2: Hollow Crowns

Duration: 1 hour

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

Simon looks at how Shakespeare's most profound tragedies may have been inspired by the bard's experiences writing for the courts of Elizabeth I and James I. Show more

Simon Schama's Shakespeare

Episode 1: This England

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Simon Schama argues that it is impossible to understand how Shakespeare came to belong 'to all time' without understanding just how much he was of his time. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

A love story set over the course of one night in London. Whilst struggling to cope with a tragic secret, Will saves Eve from a drunk and their paths become inextricably linked. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters. Family and state collapse into chaos and warfare. Lear and his youngest, Cordelia, are reunited; love reigns, then tragedy descends. Show more

Contributors

Earl of Gloucester:
Jim Broadbent
Cordelia:
Florence Pugh
Earl of Kent:
Jim Carter
Duke of Cornwall:
Tobias Menzies
Duke of Albany:
Anthony Calf
Duke of Burgundy:
Simon Manyonda
King of France:
Chukwudi Iwuji
Lear's Gentleman:
Samuel Valentine
Lieutenant:
Arinze Kene
1st Maid:
Sharon Watts
2nd Maid:
Kaye Brown
French Officer:
Raphael Desprez
Young Captain:
Sam Redford
Sergeant Major:
Liam McKenna
Soldier:
Paul Tinto
Officer (Dover Castle):
Eric Kofi-Abrefa
Stunt coordinator:
Andreas Petrides
Executive Producer:
Colin Callender
Executive Producer:
Sonia Friedman
Executive Producer:
Scott Huff
Director:
Richard Eyre
Production Company:
Playground Television UK Ltd

Rome

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series looking at the birth of the Roman Empire through the eyes of ordinary citizens, as well as famous historical figures.

Contributors

Lucius Vorenus:
Kevin McKidd
Titus Pullo:
Ray Stevenson
Julius Caesar:
Ciaran Hinds
Mark Antony:
James Purefoy

Rome

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Drama series looking at the birth of the Roman Empire. With Caesar lying dead on the Senate floor, the deadly battle for control of Rome is set to begin. Show more

Contributors

Julius Caesar:
Ciaran Hinds
Mark Antony:
James Purefoy
Lucius Vorenus:
Kevin McKidd
Titus Pullo:
Ray Stevenson

Rome

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

With an increasingly unstable Vorenus running the Aventine quarter for Mark Antony, Pullo must fight to rein in his old friend's aggressive stance. Show more

Rome

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Drama series looking at the birth of the Roman Empire through the eyes of ordinary citizens as well as famous historical figures. Mark Antony's army suffers heavy losses in battle. Show more

Rome

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series looking at the birth of the Roman Empire through the eyes of ordinary citizens as well as famous historical figures. Octavian prepares for his return to Rome. Show more