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Political Animals

Series 1

Humphrey

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Chief mouser to the Cabinet Office gives a cat's eye view of life at Number 10 under Tony Blair. With James Fleet. From 2012. Show more

The Rivals

Series 3

Episode 4: The Moabite Cipher

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival, Dr James Thorndike, as they try to protect Pastor Wayne Kaplan after he receives death threats. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Thorndike:
Tim McInnerny
Prof Wegener:
Michael Bertenshaw
Miss Dunbar:
Roslyn Hill
Duchess:
Jane Slavin
Director:
Liz Webb

Genres

Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Based on a true story, this comedy drama tells the tale of two members of the Army Dental Corps who decide to go on a mission to occupied France and fight the Germans in 1942. Show more

Gossip from the Garden Pond

Episode 3: The Garden Spider and Great Pond Snail

Duration: 30 minutes

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

An arachnophobic spider and a cleaning-obsessed great pond snail share their amusing tales. Starring Amanda Root. From September 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lynne Truss
Garden Spider:
Amanda Root
Great Pond Snail:
James Fleet
Producer:
Sarah Blunt

Genres

The Rivals

Series 3

Episode 1: The Knight's Cross Signal Problem

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Inspector Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival, blind detective Max Carrados, who tries to discover who caused a horrific train crash at Knight's Cross. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Max Carrados:
Pip Torrens
Parkinson:
David Acton
Hoskins:
Ben Crowe
Miss Chubb:
Jane Slavin
Director:
Liz Webb

Genres

The Rivals

Series 4

4. The Mystery of the Scarlet Thread

Duration: 28 minutes

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

A city dealer has nearly been gassed three times in “accidents” in luxury flats. Who’s out to get him? Starring James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Van Dusen:
Tony Gardner
Nicolas Henley:
Nick Underwood
Charlotte Lipscombe:
Joannah Tincey
Reginald Cabell:
James Lailey
Miss Regnier:
Kirsty Oswald
Burlingame:
Brian Protheroe
Pemberley:
Sean Baker
Director:
Liz Webb

Genres

Drama

The People's Passion

Episode 5: The Road to Emmaus

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Nick Warburton. Good Friday is a big day for Robert, the cathedral's director of music. And despite his attempts to clear his mind, it all keeps going out of kilter. Show more

Tracey Ullman's Show

Series 2

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Tracey Ullman brings her unique take on some extraordinary characters in the UK. Dame Maggie vlogs about a video game, and Angela Merkel takes a trip on an open-top bus. Show more

Contributors

Various:
Jason Forbes
Bearded Contestant:
Dan Skinner
Female Contestant:
Jade Ewan
Jasmine:
Lara Peake
Headteacher:
Rufus Jones
Mayor Bob:
Mark Benton
Journalist:
Emily Atack
Various:
Omar Malik
Mugged Man:
Laurence Rickard
WWYW Counsellor:
Katherine Jakeways
Wee Mhairi:
Olivia Morgan
Andy Murray:
Luke Kempner
Kay's Mother:
Joan Linder
Writer:
Andy Riley
Director:
Nick Collett
Executive Producer:
Tracey Ullman
Executive Producer:
Gareth Edwards

Being Human

Series 3

Episode 6: Daddy Ghoul

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Comedy-drama series about a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. George is shocked to discover that his father has died, and more so when he meets the ghost of George Sr. Show more

Citizen Khan

Series 2

Episode 1: Alia's College

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Family sitcom. Mr Khan's day off from being a 'busy' community leader is interrupted when Alia fails her exams, prompting Mrs Khan to lay down the law. Show more

Contributors

Mr Khan:
Adil Ray
Mrs Khan:
Shobu Kapoor
Shazia Khan:
Maya Sondhi
Amjad Malick:
Abdullah Afzal
Mrs Malik:
Harvey Virdi
Keith:
Phil Nice
Professor Stevens:
James Fleet
Writer:
Anil Gupta
Writer:
Adil Ray
Executive Producer:
Mark Freeland

Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

A star-studded account of Oscar Wilde’s glittering and controversial career before his trial for homosexual crimes and tragic fall from grace. Show more

Contributors

Lady Bracknell:
Anna Chancellor
Virginia, Hester Worsley, Cecily, Lady Windermere:
Anna Devlin
Canterville Ghost, Basil Hallward:
James Fleet
Jokannen, Dorian Gray, Lord Goring:
Freddie Fox
Young Oscar Wilde, Vivian, Bunthorne, Jack Worthing, Lord Windermere:
Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Salome, Mrs Allonby, Gwendolyn, Lady Chiltern:
Alice Orr-Ewing
Oscar Wilde:
Nicholas Rowe
Herodias, Mrs Arbuthnot, Mrs Erlynne:
Claire Skinner
Herod, Cyril, Lord Illingworth, Algernon, Robert Chiltern, Darlington, Henry Wotton:
Ed Stoppard
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle

The Vicar of Dibley

The Christmas Lunch Incident

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

The Christmas 1996 episode of the clerical sitcom. Geraldine agrees to attend three Christmas lunches in order not to hurt anyone's feelings. Show more

Contributors

Geraldine Granger:
Dawn French
David Horton:
Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Horton:
James Fleet
Alice Tinker:
Emma Chambers
Frank Pickle:
John Bluthal
Jim Trott:
Trevor Peacock
Owen Newitt:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Tristan Campbell:
Peter Capaldi
Mrs Tinker:
Carol MacReady
Mary Tinker:
Mel Giedroyc
Producer:
Jon Plowman
Producer:
Sue Vertue

The Vicar of Dibley

In Lockdown

Compilation

Duration: 34 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

The nation's favourite vicar muses upon lockdown, social distancing, masks and absent friends. Show more

Contributors

Geraldine Granger:
Dawn French
Hugo Horton:
James Fleet
Mrs Uddin:
Natalie Davies
Producer:
Jon Plowman
Executive Producer:
Peter Bennett-Jones
Executive Producer:
Richard Curtis
Executive Producer:
Ben Caudell
Production Company:
Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd

The Vicar of Dibley

In Lockdown

Episode 3

Duration: 8 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

The winner of the Dibley mask competition is announced, Hugo sets a new record, and Christmas comes close. Show more

Contributors

Geraldine Granger:
Dawn French
Hugo Horton:
James Fleet
Producer:
Jon Plowman
Executive Producer:
Peter Bennett-Jones
Executive Producer:
Richard Curtis
Executive Producer:
Ben Caudell
Production Company:
Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd

The Stuarts

Charles II, Part Two: The Long Lease of Pleasant Days

Duration: 58 minutes

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

By Mike Walker, with Pip Torrens and James Fleet. Charles II's feud with parliamentary reformers and his audacious plot to confound them and secure the throne for his brother. Show more

Contributors

Charles II:
Pip Torrens
Ashley-Cooper:
Ken Bones
Monmouth:
Alex Waldmann
Titus Oates:
Matthew Watson
Catherine:
Elaine Claxton
Speaker:
David Cann
Director:
Marc Beeby

The Stuarts

James II: The Storms of this Deceitful World

Duration: 1 hour

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

By Mike Walker. James II's reign lasted just four years, before he fled England in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. How did it all go so wrong? With James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

James II:
James Fleet
Sunderland:
Clive Hayward
Sarah Churchill:
Jaimi Barbakoff
Monmouth:
Alex Waldmann
Colonel:
David Cann
Foreman:
Damian Lynch
Director:
Marc Beeby

Drama

Two Pipe Problems

Episode 2: The Case of the Missing Meerschaum

Duration: 45 minutes

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

William and Sandy use Holmesian precepts to tackle the theft of a rather famous pipe at a Sherlock Homes Convention. Starring Stanley Baxter and Richard Briers. Show more

Contributors

Sandy Boyle:
Stanley Baxter
William Parnes:
Richard Briers
Mortimer Tregennis:
Geoffrey Palmer
Roger Butterworth:
James Fleet
Beryl Butterworth:
Joanna David
Underground Worker:
Matt Simandl
Hotel Receptionist:
Matt Simandl
Autograph Hunter:
James McGregor
Souvenir Stallholder:
James McGregor
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

Jon Canter - The Vertigo Trust

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Martin has a secret. A big secret. One that threatens to turn Ronnie's world upside down. Stars Gerard Murphy and James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

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

Drama on 3

Mary Rose

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

JM Barrie's haunting play about a sinister Scottish island and a girl who never grows up. With Bill Paterson, Bryony Hannah, James Fleet, Oliver Chris and Pippa Haywood. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
JM Barrie
JM Barrie:
Bill Paterson
Mary Rose:
Bryony Hannah
Mr Morland:
James Fleet
Mrs Morland:
Pippa Haywood
Mrs Otery:
Alison Belbin
Performer:
Laura Moody
Composer:
Laura Moody

Genres