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Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

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

Romantic ensemble piece about a lonely young gay man who finds love with an unexpected partner after joining a self-help group to improve his social life. Show more

Plum House

Series 2

A Sound Investment

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Comedy about the eccentric staff at the former country home of terrible 18th-century poet George Pudding. Starring Simon Callow, Jane Horrocks and Miles Jupp. Show more

Plum House

Series 2

Black Pudding

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

The offer of an honorary degree at a less than prestigious ex-polytechnic sends Peter into a depressive spiral, as he questions whether he has wasted his life. Show more

Contributors

Julian:
Miles Jupp
Doctor Bloch:
Steve Pemberton
Steve Clegg:
Alex Lowe
Vice Chancellor:
Alex Lowe
Receptionist:
Sarah Daykin
Writer:
Ben Cottam

imagine...

Summer 2009

Episode 5: Art in Troubled Times: A New Deal for Art

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

The Great Depression and the Second World War changed what was expected of the arts; Alan Yentob asks if the current recession could see the next transformation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Director:
Jill Nicholls
Producer:
Jill Nicholls
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Participant:
Simon Callow

imagine...

Summer 2009

The Smoking Diaries Update

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Arts series. An updated tribute to Simon Gray, one of Britain's foremost playwrights, best known for his work with Harold Pinter, and as the writer of the notorious Cell Mates. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Richard Wilson
Participant:
Simon Callow
Participant:
Edward Fox
Participant:
Felicity Kendal
Participant:
Toby Stephens
Producer:
Janet Lee

imagine...

Summer 2009

Episode 6: Art in Troubled Times: Part II - The Home Front

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Alan Yentob asks what, in times like these, art is worth, and what it is for, and Simon Callow tells how the big moment for publicly-funded art in Britain was the Second World War. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Director:
Jill Nicholls
Producer:
Jill Nicholls
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Participant:
Simon Callow

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Angela Hartnett is joined by chefs Francesco Mazzei and Jordan Bourke and guest Simon Callow. Susie Barrie picks wines to go with the studio dishes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Angela Hartnett
Participant:
Francesco Mazzei
Participant:
Jordan Bourke
Participant:
Simon Callow
Participant:
Rick Stein
Participant:
Tom Kerridge
Participant:
Nigel Slater
Participant:
Raymond Blanc
Series Producer:
Charlotte Johnstone
Executive Producer:
Amanda Ross
Producer:
Sophie Rogers
Researcher:
Maddy Ong
Production Company:
Cactus TV

Plum House

Series 2

Thief Encounter

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Peter and Julian are determined to retrieve a valuable pudding artefact, and they have enlisted the help of a crooked connection to do so. Show more

Plum House

Series 2

Hot Quiz

Duration: 28 minutes

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

A local pub quiz becomes the arena to decide who is best and smartest at Plum House after Tom decides that Peter and Julian should no longer be in charge of the finances. Show more

Plum House

Series 2

Wedding Bells

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Comedy about the eccentric staff at the former country home of terrible 18th century poet George Pudding. Starring Simon Callow, Jane Horrocks and Miles Jupp. Show more

Contributors

Julian:
Miles Jupp
Sophie:
Jo Enright
Joe the Groom:
Nico Tatarowicz
Wedding Shop Assistant:
Maya Sondhi
Writer:
Ben Cottam

Genres

Drama on 3

Bretton Woods

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Steve Waters. Dramatisation of events at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, where bankers met to save the world economy. With Simon Callow and Henry Goodman. Show more

Contributors

John Maynard Keynes:
Simon Callow
Harry Dexter White:
Henry Goodman
Lydia Lopokova:
Alison Pettitt
Anne White:
Laurel Lefkow
Ed Bernstein/Mihail Stepanov:
Simon Lee Phillips
Lionel Robbins:
Peter Hamilton Dyer
Henry Morgentha/Dennis H Robertson:
Sean Baker
Florence Macy/Judith Firestone:
Laura Elphinstone

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

The story of DJ and TV star Kenny Everett's struggle to achieve both personal and professional fulfilment, as seen through the 15-year prism of his marriage to Lee Middleton. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Paul Frift
Director:
James Strong
Kenny Everett:
Oliver Lansley
Lee Everett:
Katherine Kelly
Dickie Attenborough:
Simon Callow
Freddie Mercury:
James Floyd
Tony Windsor:
Adam Garcia
Wilfred De'ath:
James Wilby
Maurice Cole:
Perry Millward
Lily Cole:
Angela Lonsdale
Tom Cole:
Tony Pitts
BBC Commissionaire:
Mike Burnside
BBC Senior Producer:
Don Gallagher
Garner Ted Armstrong:
Trevor White
Receptionist:
Deirdre Mullins
Toby Cardle:
James McArdle
TV Director:
Alex Macqueen
Michael Winner:
Andrew Greenough
Nikolai:
Uriel Emil
Pepe Flores:
Stefano Braschi
Dancer:
Remi Black

Songs of Praise

01/05/2016

Duration: 35 minutes

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

Four hundred years after William Shakespeare's death, Simon Callow investigates the great bard's spirituality, and Josie d'Arby joins in the celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Josie d'Arby
Presenter:
Simon Callow
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Executive Producer:
Tommy Nagra

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One SouthLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Comedy sequel about the zany private detective who specialises in locating missing pets. Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) travels to Africa to search for a kidnapped sacred albino bat. Show more

Contributors

Ace Ventura:
Jim Carrey
Fulton Greenwall:
Ian McNeice
Vincent Cadby:
Simon Callow
Burton Quinn:
Bob Gunton
The Wachati Princess:
Sophie Okonedo
The Tiny Warrior:
Tommy Davidson
Wachootoo Witch Doctor:
Danny D Daniels
Wachootoo Chief:
Sam Motoana Phillips

Genres

Formats

The One Show

13/03/2017

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Matt Baker and Michelle Ackerley are joined by Simon Callow and Simon Bird, who discuss their new play The Philanthropist.

Duration: 2 hours, 40 minutes

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

Biographical drama. After a suicide attempt, a once highly-regarded composer recounts his story, going back to his heyday, where he first met the young Mozart. Simon Callow stars. Show more

Contributors

Antonio Salieri:
F Murray Abraham
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Tom Hulce
Constanze Mozart:
Elizabeth Berridge
Leopold Mozart:
Roy Dotrice
Emanuel Schikaneder:
Simon Callow
Katerina Cavalieri:
Christine Ebersole
Emperor Joseph II:
Jeffrey Jones
Count Orsini-Rosenberg:
Charles Kay
Director:
Milos Forman
Parody Commendatore:
Kenny Baker

The One Show

31/01/2012

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Actor Simon Callow is in the studio to talk about all things Dickens. Lucy Siegle discovers why over 25 years on British sheep are still being checked for radiation from Chernobyl. Show more

The Many Faces of...

Series 1

Episode 4: Dame Judi Dench

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Tracing the career of Dame Judi Dench using excerpts from her performances and interviews with Sir Michael Parkinson, Geoffrey Palmer and Simon Callow. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Charlie Stuart
Executive Producer:
Stephen Stewart
Participant:
Michael Parkinson
Participant:
Geoffrey Palmer
Participant:
Simon Callow

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Series 3

Episode 11: The Gift, Part 1

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Children's sci-fi drama featuring an investigative journalist. When the Slitheen's latest scheme is halted, the Blathereen arrive - but can they be trusted?

Contributors

Sarah Jane Smith:
Elisabeth Sladen
Luke Smith:
Tommy Knight
Clyde Langer:
Daniel Anthony
Rani Chandra:
Anjli Mohindra
Voice of K9:
John Leeson
Voice of Leef Blathereen:
Miriam Margolyes
Producer:
Nikki Wilson
Voice of Tree Blathereen:
Simon Callow
Leef Blathereen:
Paul Kasey
Tree Blathereen:
Ruari Mears
Chris Slitheen:
Jimmy Vee
Miss Jerome:
Sarah Paul

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Series 3

Episode 12: The Gift, Part 2

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

Children's science fiction drama featuring an investigative journalist. When the gift runs riot, Sarah Jane faces the battle of her life to save Luke.

Contributors

Sarah Jane Smith:
Elisabeth Sladen
Luke Smith:
Tommy Knight
Clyde Langer:
Daniel Anthony
Rani Chandra:
Anjli Mohindra
Voice of K9:
John Leeson
Voice of Leef Blathereen:
Miriam Margolyes
Producer:
Nikki Wilson
Voice of Tree Blathereen:
Simon Callow
Leef Blathereen:
Paul Kasey
Tree Blathereen:
Ruari Mears
Miss Jerome:
Sarah Paul
Reporter:
Nick Williams