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Waking the Dead

Series 9

Part 1: Solidarity - Part 1

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Crime drama. The Cold Case team investigate the murder of Falklands' veteran-turned-peace activist Piers Kennedy, rumoured to have been killed by the state. Show more

Contributors

Det Supt Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr Eve Lockhart:
Tara Fitzgerald
DI Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Det Supt Sarah Cavendish:
Eva Birthistle
Hugo Christie:
Jonathan Bryan
Young Lucy Christie:
Cara Horgan
Young Oleg Leontyev:
James McGregor
Piers Kennedy:
Adam Rayner
Jane Hussey:
Frances Tomelty
Young Murray Stuart:
Kieran Bew
Young Grace:
Susie Emmett
Young Bonnie Yorke:
Elize du Toit
Young Ralph Palmer:
Michael Cantwell
Lucy Christie:
Anna Chancellor
Bonnie Yorke:
Penny Downie
Ralph Palmer:
Jack Shepherd
John Christie:
John Shrapnel
Oleg Leontyev:
Roger Ringrose
Murray Stuart:
John McArdle
Director:
Andy Hay
Producer:
Colin Wratten

Waking the Dead

Series 9

Solidarity - Part 2

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Crime drama. The team uncover duplicity and sabotage that goes to the heart of government, and that puts Grace in mortal danger. Show more

Contributors

Det Supt Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr Eve Lockhart:
Tara Fitzgerald
DI Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Det Supt Sarah Cavendish:
Eva Birthistle
Murray Stuart:
John McArdle
Young Murray Stuart:
Kieran Bew
Young Grace:
Susie Emmett
Jane Hussey:
Frances Tomelty
Lucy Christie:
Anna Chancellor
Hugo Christie:
Jonathan Bryan
Young Lucy Christie:
Cara Horgan
Young Oleg Leontyev:
James McGregor
Piers Kennedy:
Adam Rayner
Young Ralph Palmer:
Michael Cantwell
Young Bonnie Yorke:
Elize du Toit
Bonnie Yorke:
Penny Downie
Ralph Palmer:
Jack Shepherd
Oleg Leontyev:
Roger Ringrose
John Christie:
John Shrapnel
Director:
Andy Hay
Producer:
Colin Wratten

Old wounds are reopened when Lynley investigates the disturbing death of his godson more than a decade after the boy's disappearance.

Lynley is convinced that Julia's death is somehow tied to her brother's abduction and death 15 years ago, but things are complicated when he becomes the prime suspect in the case.

Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

18th-century drama based on the tumultuous life of the duchess of Devonshire, a bright, popular aristocrat who is trapped in a failed marriage and has to face personal conflicts. Show more

Contributors

Georgiana Spencer:
Keira Knightley
The Duke of Devonshire:
Ralph Fiennes
Lady Spencer:
Charlotte Rampling
Earl Grey:
Dominic Cooper
Lady Bess Foster:
Hayley Atwell
Charles Fox:
Simon McBurney
Richard Sheridan:
Aidan McArdle
General Grey:
John Shrapnel
Dr Neville:
Patrick Godfrey
Speechmaker:
Michael Medwin
Sir James Hare:
Richard McCabe
Lady Charlotte:
Camilla Arfwedson
Director:
Saul Dibb
Writer:
Saul Dibb
Producer:
Michael Kuhn
Executive Producer:
Carolyn Marks-Blackwood
Executive Producer:
Amanda Foreman
Executive Producer:
Francois Ivernel
Executive Producer:
Christine Langan
Executive Producer:
Cameron McCracken
Executive Producer:
David M Thompson

Elizabeth R

Shadow in the Sun

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Classic historical drama series. Elizabeth meets an interesting suitor, the Duke of Anjou, much to the Puritans' disapproval. Now Elizabeth must decide whether to follow her head or her heart. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
Robert Dudley:
Robert Hardy
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Walsingham:
Stephen Murray
Earl of Sussex:
John Shrapnel
Sir Christopher Hatton:
Bernard Horsfall

Drama on 3

Oedipus the King

Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes

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

Christopher Eccleston stars in Anthony Burgess's adaptation of the great tragedy of Oedipus. A radio debut co-starring Fiona Shaw, Don Warrington and Adjoa Andoh. Show more

Contributors

Jocasta:
Adjoa Andoh
First Elder:
John Shrapnel
Second Elder/Tiresias:
Fiona Shaw
Third Elder/Shepherd:
Vincent Ebrahim
Other Eoder/Messenger/Officer:
Darrell D' Silva
Other child:
Tess Robinson
Other child:
Riley Nixon
Other child:
Eleanor Read
Other child:
Lucy Godson
Other child:
Billie Robinson
Producer:
Polly Thomas

Genres

Apparitions

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Supernatural drama series. Jacob visits a prisoner who shows signs of possession, and is shocked when it starts to appear that he may have been possessed by a saint. Show more

Contributors

Father Jacob:
Martin Shaw
Cardinal Bukovak:
John Shrapnel
Sister Ruth:
Siobhan Finneran
Astaruth/Michael:
Rick Warden
Father Daniel:
David Gyasi
Cory Wardell:
Stephen Wight
Governor Lassiter:
Neil Pearson
Mrs Wardell:
Linda Jane Holmes
Producer:
Caroline Levy

Apparitions

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Supernatural drama. When a sinister apparition of the Virgin Mary haunts a Muslim family, Jacob must convince the family that the apparition is a fake, or lose Michael's soul. Show more

Contributors

Father Jacob:
Martin Shaw
Cardinal Bukovak:
John Shrapnel
Sister Ruth:
Siobhan Finneran
Michael:
Rick Warden
Monsignor Vincenzo:
Luigi Diberti
Zaid Kopavic:
Jamie Blackley
Imam Ahmed:
Hassani Shapi
Misal Kopavic:
Patrick Knowles
Sana Kopavic:
Brana Bajic
Producer:
Caroline Levy

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Actress Maxine Peake, star of Silk and Dinnerladies, presents favourite readings to the audience at the Radio Theatre. Readers Diane Morgan (TV's Philomena Cunk) and John Shrapnel. Show more

Apparitions

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Supernatural drama. Realising that he needs to be exorcised himself, Father Jacob must coax Vincenzo out of retirement if he is to have any hope of defeating Michael in time. Show more

Contributors

Father Jacob:
Martin Shaw
Cardinal Bukovak:
John Shrapnel
Sister Ruth:
Siobhan Finneran
Michael:
Rick Warden
Father Daniel:
David Gyasi
Monsignor Vincenzo:
Luigi Diberti
Dr Elaine Errison:
Claire Price
Producer:
Caroline Levy

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One YorkshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Film following the Flying Scotsman, the world's most famous steam engine, as it returns to the tracks following a ten-year restoration which cost more than £4 million. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Roger Keech
Director:
Roger Keech
Executive Producer:
Nicola Addyman
Narrator:
John Shrapnel

Apparitions

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & LincsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Supernatural drama. Father Jacob must overcome his scepticism and his colleagues' misgivings to ensure the safety of a young girl who believes her father is possessed by the devil. Show more

Contributors

Father Jacob:
Martin Shaw
Cardinal Bukovak:
John Shrapnel
Monsignor Vincenzo:
Luigi Diberti
Astaruth:
Rick Warden
Sister Anne:
Michelle Joseph
Police Officer:
Adam Zane

Natural World

1995-1996

Himalaya

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary about the geological and natural history of the Himalayas, home to a diversity of wildlife including red pandas, snow leopards and iridescent pheasants. Show more

Merlin

Series 5

Episode 8: The Hollow Queen

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Fantasy drama series. Merlin agrees to leave Camelot on a dangerous mission to help a young Druid boy. In his absence, a deadly net closes in around Arthur. Show more

Contributors

The Sarrum:
John Shrapnel
Sir Percival:
Tom Hopper
Sir Leon:
Rupert Young
Voice of the Dragon:
John Hurt
Executive Producer:
Johnny Capps
Executive Producer:
Julian Murphy

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Romantic comedy about a charismatic youngster who moves to London with his best friend to search for a job. However, their friendship is tested when he falls for an older woman. Show more

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Series 6

Episode 1: Limbo

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Crime drama series. Old wounds are reopened when Lynley investigates the disturbing death of his godson more than a decade after the boy's disappearance. Show more

Contributors

DI Thomas Lynley:
Nathaniel Parker
DS Barbara Havers:
Sharon Small
Sam Oborne:
Nicholas Farrell
Vivienne Oborne:
Samantha Bond
D/Supt Michelle Tate:
Geraldine Somerville
DS Mike McCaffrey:
John Shrapnel
Conrad McCaffrey:
Ed Stoppard
Julia Oborne:
Georgina Rylance
Stuart Lafferty:
Paul Hickey
Greg Sullivan:
Sam Cox
Christine Faraday:
Denise Gough
DC Andy Vedder:
Justin Pierre
Producer:
Richard Fell

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Lighthearted period drama. Infamous gentleman thief A J Raffles becomes embroiled in a murder when he steals love rival Monty Sinclair's giant ruby. Show more

Contributors

A J Raffles:
Nigel Havers
Director:
Justin Hardy
Ellis Bride:
Michael French
Monty Sinclair:
John Shrapnel
Julia Sinclair:
Frances Barber
Arthur Rosehip:
John Mills
Frank Banning:
Dave Hill
Mags Raffles:
Madeleine Worrall
Benjamin Cook:
Tim Barlow

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Comedy marking television duo Ant and Dec's big screen debut. Two British men fake a film of the alleged 1947 Roswell alien autopsy and try to pass it off as genuine. Show more

Contributors

Ray Santilli:
Declan Donnelly
Gary Shoefield:
Ant McPartlin
Morgan Banner:
Bill Pullman
Gary's Boss:
Jimmy Carr
Camera Team:
Mike Blakeley
Camera Team:
Matthew Blakeley
Michael Kuhn:
John Shrapnel
Homeless Man:
Orson Bean

Genres

Formats

Apparitions

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Six-part supernatural drama series. Jacob is forced to meet Vimal's murderer on his terms in order to exorcise him, which sees his own faith being threatened. Show more

Contributors

Father Jacob:
Martin Shaw
Sister Ruth:
Siobhan Finneran
Cardinal Bukovak:
John Shrapnel
Astaruth/Michael:
Rick Warden
Monsignor Vincenzo:
Luigi Diberti
Sister Anne:
Michelle Joseph