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Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist

My Lady Love, My Dove

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Fiercely competitive bridge player, Pamela Beauchamp finds an unusual way to get revenge on young rivals. Stars Penelope Keith. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

London bookseller, Mr Buggage and secretary, Miss Tottle hatch an ingenious way to make money. Stars Toby Jones and Celia Imrie. Show more

Contributors

Storyteller:
Charles Dance
Mr Buggage:
Toby Jones
Miss Tottle:
Celia Imrie
Mrs Northcote:
Jean Trend
Mr Northcote:
Richard Attlee
Author:
Roald Dahl
Director:
David Blount

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

A tense English rubber planter in Bengal fears a lethal snake is in his bed and nestling on his stomach. Stars Charles Dance. Show more

Contributors

Storyteller:
Charles Dance
Timber Woods:
Jonathan Keeble
Harry Pope:
Ben Crowe
Dr Ganderbai:
Madhav Sharma
Author:
Roald Dahl
Director:
David Blount

Genres

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Two more families battle it out in the contest to find Britain's best family of cooks. Also in the cafe is actor Charles Dance, who bakes a plum, raspberry and pistachio cake. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dave Myers
Presenter:
Simon King
Executive Producer:
Alex McLeod
Series Producer:
Michael Connock
Participant:
Charles Dance

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 12 months

After saving a rich Oxford undergraduate, where can surgeon Robert Sandy hide a priceless diamond reward? Stars Simon Williams. Show more

Contributors

Storyteller:
Charles Dance
Robert Sandy:
Simon Williams
Betty Sandy:
Emma Fielding
Inspector:
Chris Stanton
Author:
Roald Dahl
Director:
David Blount

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

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

Period drama. Two sisters (Judi Dench and Maggie Smith) befriend a man who they find washed up on the beach of their 1930s Cornish village. Directed by Charles Dance. Show more

Contributors

Ursula:
Judi Dench
Jan Pendered:
Freddie Jones
Luke Pendered:
Gregor Henderson-Begg
Dr Francis Mead:
David Warner
Adam Penruddocke:
Clive Russell
Olga Daniloff:
Natascha McElhone
Fisherman:
Ian Marshall
Hedley:
Toby Jones
Mrs Pendered:
Joanna Dickens
Director:
Charles Dance

Genres

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Drama based on a true story. An Austrian-Jewish refugee living in Los Angeles launches a legal campaign to reclaim a Gustav Klimt painting stolen from her family by the Nazis.

Contributors

Maria Altmann:
Helen Mirren
Randy Schoenberg:
Ryan Reynolds
Hubertus Czernin:
Daniel Bruhl
Pam Schoenberg:
Katie Holmes
Young Maria Altmann:
Tatiana Maslany
Fritz Altmann:
Max Irons
Adele Bloch Bauer:
Antje Traue
Gustav Bloch-Bauer:
Allan Corduner
Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer:
Henry Goodman
Barbara Schoenberg:
Frances Fisher
Chief Justice Rehnquist:
Jonathan Pryce
Judge Florence Cooper:
Elizabeth McGovern
Gustav Klimt:
Moritz Bleibtreu
Director:
Simon Curtis
Heinrich:
Tom Schilling

Genres

Formats

Jam and Jerusalem

Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One OxfordshireLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Rural comedy. Spike and Tash are finally ready to travel the world in their converted mobile library, but a confusion with the gears leads to a call-out for the emergency services. Show more

Bleak House

Episode 11

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Richard is in dire straits but Ada and Esther may be too late to help him. Show more

Contributors

Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Richard Carston:
Patrick Kennedy
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
Smallweed:
Philip Davis
Mr Brownlow:
Alistair McGowan
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
George:
Hugo Speer
Miss Flite:
Pauline Collins
Mrs Jellyby:
Liza Tarbuck
Caddy Jellyby:
Natalie Press
Hortense:
Lilo Baur
Mrs Rouncewell:
Anne Reid
Mrs Pardiggle:
Roberta Taylor

Bleak House

Episode 12

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Esther's feelings for Woodcourt grow despite her best intentions. Inspector Bucket begins his murder investigation. Show more

Contributors

Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Sgt George:
Hugo Speer
Phil Squod:
Michael Smiley
Smallweed:
Philip Davis
Mercury:
Richard Cant
Sir Leicester:
Timothy West
Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Policeman:
Howard Coggins
Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
Prince Turveydrop:
Bryan Dick
Old Mr Turveydrop:
Matthew Kelly
Caddy Jellyby:
Natalie Press
Mr Growler:
Brian Pettifer
Alan Woodcourt:
Richard Harrington
George:
Hugo Speer
Mr Vholes:
Dermot Crowley
Richard Carstone:
Patrick Kennedy
Servant:
Emily Jewell
Hortense:
Lilo Baur

Drama on 3

Fathers and Sons by Brian Friel

Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres direct Fathers and Sons by Brian Friel, a dynamic dramatisation of Turgenev's novel. Show more

Contributors

Nikolai Kirsanov:
James Fleet
Vassily Bazarov:
Charles Dance
Princess Olga:
Julia McKenzie
Anna Sergeevna:
Lisa Dillon
Fenichka:
Lucy Phelps
Prokofyich and Timofeich:
Nigel Anthony
Producer:
Martin Jarvis

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

During the Second World War, mathematician Alan Turing and his team of cryptographers set out to decipher the German Enigma code.

Contributors

Director:
Morten Tyldum
Joan Clarke:
Keira Knightley
Hugh Alexander:
Matthew Goode
Detective Robert Nock:
Rory Kinnear
Stewart Menzies:
Mark Strong
Commander Denniston:
Charles Dance

15 Minute Drama

A Little Twist of Dahl

Episode 3: The Hitchhiker

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Showing off in a new BMW, Andrew is stopped for speeding. A hitchhiker helps in an extraordinary way. Stars Kenneth Cranham. From December 2012. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Little Twist of Dahl

Episode 4: Edward the Conqueror

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A retired piano teacher tries to convince her husband a stray cat is a reincarnation of composer Franz Liszt. Stars Celia Imrie. From December 2012. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

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

Drama in which the friendship of a top pilot in the Czech Air Force and the promising young flier he is assigned to train, is tested by war, political upheaval and romantic rivalry. Show more

Contributors

Franta Slama:
Ondrej Vetchy
Karel Vojtisek:
Krystof Hadek
Col Bentley:
Charles Dance
Hanicka:
Linda Rybova
Dr Blaschke:
Hans-Jorg Assmann
Director:
Jan Sverak

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

Series 6

Episode 2: Charles Dance and Geraldine James

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Charles Dance and Geraldine James join experts Natasha Raskin and Will Axon on a trip round Wiltshire. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Comedy mystery. Tip-offs to would-be journalist Sondra Pransky (Scarlett Johansson) identify a serial killer as aristocrat Peter Lyman, so she strikes up a relationship with him. Show more

Contributors

Sondra Pransky:
Scarlett Johansson
Peter Lyman:
Hugh Jackman
Sid 'Splendini' Waterman:
Woody Allen
Joe Strombel:
Ian McShane
Mr Malcolm:
Charles Dance
Director:
Woody Allen
Mike Tinsley:
Kevin McNally
Lord Lyman:
Julian Glover
Jane Cook:
Fenella Woolgar
A Detective:
Anthony Head
Strombel's Co-Worker:
Geoff Bell

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 12 months

Wealthy, northern businessman George Cleaver must acquire a love of fine wines to get on in society. Stars Geoffrey Whitehead. Show more

Contributors

Storyteller:
Charles Dance
George Cleaver:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Mrs Cleaver:
Sarah Badel
Lord Dungeness:
Nicholas Boulton
Author:
Roald Dahl
Director:
David Blount

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

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

Mystery based on Agatha Christie's novel. Cut down to half their original number, the surviving guests of Soldier Island are in danger of losing their minds. Show more

Contributors

Judge Lawrence Wargrave:
Charles Dance
Vera Claythorne:
Maeve Dermody
Det Sgt William Blore:
Burn Gorman
Doctor Edward Armstrong:
Toby Stephens
Philip Lombard:
Aidan Turner
Olivia Ogilvie Hamilton:
Catherine Bailey
Cyril Ogilvie Hamilton:
Harley Gallacher
Edward Seton:
Joseph Prowen
Landor:
Tom Clegg
Producer:
Abi Bach