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Reluctant Persuaders

Series 1

Vorsprung Durch Technik

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

A big day for the ad team featuring in the industry magazine. Alas, they’re trapped in a lift! Stars Nigel Havers. From 2015. Show more

Reluctant Persuaders

Series 1

Episode 1: Lemon

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

London’s worst advertising agency plans to re-launch with a guerrilla marketing campaign. Stars Nigel Havers. From 2015. Show more

Reluctant Persuaders

Series 1

We Try Harder

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Hardacres, London's worst advertising agency, sets out to win back a whisky account it once had. Stars Nigel Havers. From 2015. Show more

The Wrong Mans

Series 1

Episode 1: The Wrong Mans

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Sitcom. A shocking car accident and a case of mistaken identity catapults lowly council employees Sam and Phil into the middle of a deadly criminal conspiracy. Show more

Contributors

Sergeant Ince:
Vincent Franklin
PC Hennessy:
Paul Higgins
Hospital Receptionist:
Jennifer Tollady
Patient:
Tim Plester
Anaesthetist:
Jason Watkins
Mr Smith:
Steven Elder
Operating Nurse:
Lu Corfield
Surgery Receptionist:
Chrissie Cotterill
Associate Producer:
Charlie Leech

Reluctant Persuaders

Series 1

The Best A Man Can Get

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Hardacres, London's worst ad agency grapples with the lowest form of advertising of all: radio. Stars Nigel Havers. From 2015. Show more

The Great Staycation

Luxury in Southend-on-Sea

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Summer 2019, before Covid-19 restrictions, first-time hoteliers Clare and Javed spent £5 million opening Southend’s 'first luxury boutique hotel'. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Louis Bamber
Executive Producer:
Pete Brandon
Executive Producer:
Dippy Chaudhary
Production Company:
Button Down Ltd

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sketch show. Featuring more from the out-of-touch vampires, 'no nonsense' nonsense from new characters Phil and Ken, and a special report from royal correspondent Terry Devlin. Show more

Hard to Tell

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Tom's mum volunteers him to give a eulogy for her late cousin and Ellen get suspicious. Stars Jonny Sweet. From November 2013. Show more

The Wrong Mans

Series 2

Episode 2: Action Mans/Wise Mans

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Sitcom. With enemies amassing from all corners of the globe, Sam and Phil must risk everything to make it back home, save the day and reclaim their lives. Show more

The Wrong Mans

Series 2

Episode 1: X-Mans/White Mans

Duration: 1 hour

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

Sitcom. Local heroes Sam and Phil must embark on an international quest to prove once again they are The Wrong Mans. Show more

The Wrong Mans

Series 1

Episode 5: Wanted Mans

Duration: 29 minutes

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

With spies shadowing their every move, Sam and Phil bring the danger right back to their homes and offices. Suddenly, nowhere is safe for these feckless fugitives. Show more

The Wrong Mans

Series 1

Episode 6: Running Mans

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sam and Phil are two wanted men with nowhere to run. The only option is to turn back and confront the people that are endangering their lives and their loved ones. Show more

The Wrong Mans

Series 1

Episode 2: Bad Mans

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom. Phil and Sam are sent to rescue a hostage from a local underground casino boss, but they end up with an angry hostage of their own. Show more

The Wrong Mans

Series 1

Episode 3: Dead Mans

Duration: 29 minutes

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

As the kidnap situation goes from bad to worse, Sam and Phil fall deeper into a sinister world of agents and double agents. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 5

Episode 13: Song Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 8 months

Historical sketch show. Some of history's greatest characters serenade us with tales of their lives. Featuring the all-conquering Alexander the Great. Show more

The Wrong Mans

Series 1

Episode 4: Inside Mans

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Sam and Phil gatecrash a drug-fuelled party at the house of an eccentric Russian millionaire and interrupt a poisonous assassination plot. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 5

Episode 12

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 8 months

Historical sketch show. Featuring a female dinosaur expert who sells seashells down on the seashore. Also, a handsome scientist reveals the weird wonders of the Greek Universe. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes

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

Biopic. Drama based on the life of Joe Meek, the songwriter-producer behind the 60s hits Have I the Right, Just Like Eddie, Johnny, Remember Me and the unforgettable Telstar.

Contributors

Joe Meek:
Con O'Neill
Major Wilfred Banks:
Kevin Spacey
Heinz Burt:
JJ Feild
Mrs Violet Shenton:
Pam Ferris
Clem Cattini:
James Corden
Geoff Goddard:
Tom Burke
Chas Hodges:
Ralf Little
Patrick Pink:
Sid Mitchell
Billy Fury:
Jon Lee
Ritchie Blackmore:
Mathew Baynton
Lord Sutch:
Justin Hawkins
John Leyton:
Callum Dixon
Alan Caddy:
Tom Harper
Jess Conrad:
Nigel Harman
Larry Parnes:
Jess Conrad
Chauffeur:
Clem Cattini
Mr Brolin:
Chas Hodges
John Peel:
David Hayler
Sir Edward:
John Leyton
Stagehand:
Robbie Duke
Director:
Nick Moran
Backstage Manager:
Michael Sarne
Writer:
Nick Moran

Reluctant Persuaders

Series 2

Think Different

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for years

In a battle for survival, can London's worst advertising agency win their biggest contract? Stars Nigel Havers. From April 2017. Show more

Ghosts

Series 2

The Grey Lady

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for years

The fragile harmony at Button House is broken when a ghostly photograph goes viral, forcing Mike and Alison to try a new way of making money. Show more

Contributors

Captain:
Ben Willbond
Director:
Tom Kingsley
Producer:
Matthew Mulot
Executive Producer:
Alison Carpenter
Executive Producer:
Imogen Cooper
Executive Producer:
Debra Hayward
Executive Producer:
Alison Owen
Executive Producer:
Mathew Baynton
Executive Producer:
Simon Farnaby
Executive Producer:
Martha Howe-Douglas
Executive Producer:
Jim Howick
Executive Producer:
Laurence Rickard
Executive Producer:
Ben Willbond