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Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Comedy about a TV executive and his wife who are trying for a baby, but with no luck. Things get worse when the husband writes a screenplay - about a couple struggling to conceive. Show more

Contributors

Sam Bell:
Hugh Laurie
Director:
Ben Elton
Carl Phipps:
James Purefoy
Ewan Proclaimer:
Tom Hollander
Dave the Comedian:
Dave Thompson
Druscilla:
Emma Thompson
Charlene:
Dawn French

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A tribute to John Howard Davies, producer of some of the BBC's most popular comedy programmes including Monty Python, The Good Life and Fawlty Towers. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Penelope Keith
Participant:
John Cleese
Participant:
Rowan Atkinson
Producer:
Hannah Robson
Director:
Hannah Robson
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee

The Graham Norton Show

Series 24

Episode 2

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Graham is joined by Johnny English Strikes Again star Rowan Atkinson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gary Barlow and Jeff Goldblum, who performs a duet with Imelda May. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Graham Norton
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Atkinson
Interviewed Guest:
Jamie Lee Curtis
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Barlow
Interviewed Guest:
Jeff Goldblum
Performer:
Imelda May
Series Producer:
Jon Magnusson
Director:
Steve Smith
Executive Producer:
Graham Stuart
Production Company:
So Television

The One Show

20/09/2018

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Matt Baker and Angela Scanlon are joined by the stars of the new Johnny English film Ben Miller and Rowan Atkinson. And Gareth Owen talks about life with Bond legend Roger Moore. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matt Baker
Presenter:
Angela Scanlon
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Atkinson
Interviewed Guest:
Gareth Owen

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Documentary looking at the much-loved sitcom from its first transmission in 1983. Including an exclusive in-depth interview with Edmund Blackadder himself, Rowan Atkinson. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Rowan Atkinson
Participant:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Hugh Laurie
Participant:
Richard Curtis
Participant:
Ben Elton
Participant:
Rik Mayall
Participant:
Miriam Margolyes
Participant:
Miranda Richardson
Participant:
Tony Robinson
Director:
Matt O'Casey
Producer:
Matt O'Casey
Executive Producer:
Ricky Kelehar

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

The story behind Not the Nine O'Clock News, which launched the careers of performers Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones and Pamela Stephenson, and writer Richard Curtis. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Mel Smith
Participant:
Griff Rhys Jones
Participant:
Pamela Stephenson
Participant:
John Lloyd
Participant:
Richard Curtis
Participant:
Billy Connolly
Participant:
Dara O Briain
Participant:
Rowan Atkinson
Executive Producer:
Karen Steyn

Not the Nine O'Clock News

Compilations

Episode 8

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

The popular satirical show of the late 70s and early 80s which launched the careers of Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones and Pamela Stephenson. Show more

Arena

Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball?

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

A celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Secret Policeman's Ball. Contributors include Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry and Lenny Henry. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Roger Graef
Series Editor:
Anthony Wall
Participant:
John Cleese
Participant:
Bob Geldof
Participant:
Terry Gilliam
Participant:
Terry Jones
Participant:
Ruby Wax
Participant:
Jennifer Saunders
Participant:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Lenny Henry
Participant:
Michael Palin
Participant:
Peter Cook
Participant:
Rowan Atkinson
Participant:
Sting undefined
Participant:
Phil Collins

Brand

Arena

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 13: Rotten Rulers Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 4 months

Historical sketch show. Featuring naughty Napoleon annoying his Josephine and horrid Henry VIII getting married again. There's also a song from wily Winston Churchill. Show more

Contributors

Henry VIII:
Rowan Atkinson
William the Conqueror:
Kevin Eldon
Oliver Cromwell:
Lawry Lewin
King John:
Ben Miller
Alfred the Great:
Tom Rosenthal
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Katherine Jakeways
Additional Cast Member:
Giles Terera
Additional Cast Member:
Natalie Walter
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 15: Savage Songs Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 4 months

A special episode of the historical sketch show, featuring songs from the series by King Alfred, Henry VIII, William the Conqueror and more. Show more

Contributors

Henry VIII:
Rowan Atkinson
William the Conqueror:
Kevin Eldon
Oliver Cromwell:
Lawry Lewin
King John:
Ben Miller
Alfred the Great:
Tom Rosenthal
Boudica:
Lorna Watson
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 6: Horrid Henry VIII Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 4 months

Rowan Atkinson stars as the young King Henry VIII as he struggles with his boring dad, before becoming king and going through wives like most people go through toothbrushes. Show more

Contributors

Henry VIII:
Rowan Atkinson
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Katherine Jakeways
Additional Cast Member:
Dan Li
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Blackadder

Blackadder the Third

Episode 4: Sense and Senility

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 12 months

Sitcom set in the Regency era. Following an assassination attempt by anarchists, the Prince Regent hires two actors to tutor him in public speaking. Show more

Contributors

Edmund Blackadder:
Rowan Atkinson
Baldrick:
Tony Robinson
The Prince Regent:
Hugh Laurie
Anarchist:
Ben Elton
Keanrick:
Hugh Paddick
Writer:
Ben Elton
Producer:
John Lloyd

Blackadder

Blackadder II

Episode 2: Head

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 12 months

Sitcom set in Tudor England. In order to save time, Edmund Blackadder beheads a man early. But he didn't take into account the queen's tendency to change her mind. Show more

Contributors

Lord Edmund Blackadder:
Rowan Atkinson
Baldrick:
Tony Robinson
Lord Percy:
Tim McInnerny
Queen Elizabeth I:
Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett:
Stephen Fry
Lady Farrow:
Holly de Jong
Mr Ploppy:
Bill Wallis
Producer:
John Lloyd
Writer:
Ben Elton

Blackadder

Blackadder Goes Forth

Episode 1: Plan A - Captain Cook

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 12 months

Classic comedy series set during the First World War. Blackadder volunteers for the post of official war artist. Show more

Contributors

Captain Blackadder:
Rowan Atkinson
Private Baldrick:
Tony Robinson
Lieutenant George:
Hugh Laurie
General Melchett:
Stephen Fry
Captain Darling:
Tim McInnerny
Director:
Richard Boden

Comic Relief

2015

Face the Funny - Part 1

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

The biennial comedy and fundraising event comes live from the London Palladium, with hosts Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, David Walliams and John Bishop. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lenny Henry
Presenter:
Davina McCall
Presenter:
David Walliams
Presenter:
John Bishop
Participant:
Rowan Atkinson
Participant:
Dawn French
Participant:
Ben Miller
Participant:
Rebecca Front
Participant:
Dermot O'Leary
Participant:
Claudia Winkleman
Participant:
Tess Daly
Participant:
Adil Ray
Participant:
Stephen Hawking
Participant:
Catherine Tate
Participant:
Eddie Izzard
Performer:
Ella Henderson
Performer:
Sam Smith
Executive Producer:
Richard Curtis

Blackadder

Blackadder Goes Forth

Episode 5: Plan E - General Hospital

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 12 months

Melchett orders Blackadder to unmask a spy working in a hospital. Edmund sets to work seducing a nurse and asking Baldrick to keep an eye on a patient with a German accent. Show more

Contributors

Captain Blackadder:
Rowan Atkinson
Private Baldrick:
Tony Robinson
Lieutenant George:
Hugh Laurie
General Melchett:
Stephen Fry
Captain Darling:
Tim McInnerny
Nurse Mary Fletcher-Brown:
Miranda Richardson
Brigadier Smith:
Bill Wallis
Director:
Richard Boden

Blackadder

Blackadder Goes Forth

Episode 6: Plan F - Goodbyeee

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 12 months

Sitcom set during the First World War. When Blackadder, George and Baldrick are told they are going over the top the next day, Edmund decides to feign madness. Show more

Contributors

Captain Blackadder:
Rowan Atkinson
Private Baldrick:
Tony Robinson
Lieutenant George:
Hugh Laurie
General Melchett:
Stephen Fry
Captain Darling:
Tim McInnerny
Field Marshall Haig:
Geoffrey Palmer
Director:
Richard Boden

Blackadder

Blackadder II

Episode 1: Bells

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 12 months

Sitcom set in Tudor England. The calculating Edmund Blackadder is struck by Cupid's arrow when he takes on a new servant - a girl named Bob. Show more

Contributors

Edmund Blackadder:
Rowan Atkinson
Lord Percy:
Tim McInnerny
Baldrick:
Tony Robinson
Queen Elizabeth I:
Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett:
Stephen Fry
Flashheart:
Rik Mayall
Mr Leech:
John Grillo
Kate's Father:
Edward Jewesbury
Young Crone:
Sadie Shimmin
Wisewoman:
Barbara Miller
Producer:
John Lloyd
Writer:
Ben Elton

Blackadder

Blackadder the Third

Episode 6: Duel and Duality

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 12 months

Comedy series about E Blackadder Esq, butler to the Prince Regent in the late 18th century. The prince is challenged to a duel by Wellington. Show more

Contributors

Edmund Blackadder:
Rowan Atkinson
Baldrick:
Tony Robinson
The Prince Regent:
Hugh Laurie
The Duke of Wellington:
Stephen Fry
King George III:
Gertan Klauber
Producer:
John Lloyd
Writer:
Ben Elton

Blackadder

Blackadder Goes Forth

Episode 3: Plan C - Major Star

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 12 months

Sitcom set during the Great War. The October Revolution in Moscow has appalling repercussions, including a Charlie Chaplin impression by Baldrick. Show more

Contributors

Captain Blackadder:
Rowan Atkinson
Private Baldrick:
Tony Robinson
General Melchett:
Stephen Fry
Lieutenant George:
Hugh Laurie
Captain Darling:
Tim McInnerny
Driver Parkhurst:
Gabrielle Glaister
Director:
Richard Boden