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What The Future?

Series 1

Drugs

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

What if drugs were legal, 30 years from now? Kirsty Wark’s documentary from the future. With Geoffrey McGivern. From 2014. Show more

What The Future?

Series 1

Living longer

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

What if we live forever, 30 years from now? Kirsty Wark’s documentary from the future. With Alistair McGowan. From 2014. Show more

Leonardo

Series 1

Episode 12: Fireball

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Drama. Piero surprises Leo by proposing that they join forces for the good of Florence. However Piero has a sinister plan in mind for one of Leo's inventions. Show more

Contributors

Machiavelli:
Akemnji Ndifornyen
Lorenzo:
Colin Ryan
Piero de' Medici:
Alistair McGowan
Verrocchio:
James Cunningham
Caporaso:
Chris Olley
Valerio:
Mike Huff
Director:
Luke Watson
Writer:
Danny Peak

Duration: 10 minutes

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

National Lottery Friday night draws, with EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle, and special guest presenter Alistair McGowan. Now also including the newly-enhanced Thunderball draw. Show more

Room 101

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Frank Skinner invites Hilary Devey, Alistair McGowan and Josh Groban to the show in which they compete to have their pet hates and peeves consigned to Room 101. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Frank Skinner
Panellist:
Hilary Devey
Panellist:
Josh Groban
Producer:
Adam Copeland
Director:
Ian Lorimer

Leonardo

Series 1

Episode 9: Lost and Found

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Action-adventure. When her parents arrive, Lisa ends up in an elaborate charade, with Mac pretending to be her husband. Show more

Contributors

Machiavelli:
Akemnji Ndifornyen
Lorenzo:
Colin Ryan
Piero de' Medici:
Alistair McGowan
Verrocchio:
James Cunningham
Giacomo:
Adam Neill
La Contessa:
Keci Eatock
Caporaso:
Chris Olley
Director:
Luke Watson

Leonardo

Series 1

Episode 4: Something Wicked

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Action-adventure series. Leo and Tom have an unusual commission. They are to paint the wedding portrait of Petronella, the unhappiest bride they have ever seen. Show more

Contributors

Machiavelli:
Akemnji Ndifornyen
Lorenzo:
Colin Ryan
Piero de' Medici:
Alistair McGowan
Verrocchio:
James Cunningham
Petronella:
Jay Anstey
Young Mac:
Mororise Papole
Director:
Luke Watson

Leonardo

Series 1

Episode 11: Bandit Queen

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Action-adventure. Lorenzo falls in love with a commoner, and Leo and Mac break into the Medici Palace to get the notebook back, but Lisa is secretly following them. Show more

Contributors

Leonardo

Series 1

Episode 6: The Lightning Box

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Action-adventure series. Lorenzo and Leo secretly borrow a mysterious box from the palace, but it is stolen before they can return it. Show more

Leonardo

Series 1

Episode 5: It Must Be Love

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Action-adventure series. Leo falls in love with Lorenzo's cousin Valentina and, to make matters worse, Valentina falls in love with Lisa in her disguise as Tom. Show more

Room 101 - Extra Storage

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Host Frank Skinner invites Dragons' Den star Hilary Devey, comedian Alistair McGowan and American singer Josh Groban to compete to have their pet hates consigned to Room 101. Show more

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 4

Episode 5: Alistair McGowan

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Celebrities trace their ancestry. Starting in Calcutta, Alistair McGowan explores the possibility of a mixed Indian and British heritage in his family's past. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Living history series with Fi Glover. Six celebrities work in four Victorian workplaces. Their second 24 hours finds them in a rural coaching inn. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fi Glover
Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Participant:
Alistair McGowan
Participant:
Ann Widdecombe
Participant:
Colin Jackson
Participant:
Miquita Oliver
Participant:
Tyger Drew-Honey
Participant:
Zoe Lucker
Series Producer:
Mark Ball
Producer:
Zinia Scroggs
Director:
Chris Parkin
Production Company:
Darlow Smithson Productions

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Alistair McGowan travels through the West Midlands to uncover the historic buildings in critical need of renovation, including an Evesham cinema, an arts school a teapot factory. Show more

Joe All Alone

Series 1

Episode 2: The Girl Next Door

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 6 months

Drama series. Asha persuades Joe to go on a bus ride around London with her and Otis. For the first time in ages, Joe feels free. Show more

Contributors

Joe's Mum:
Kellie Shirley
Petty Fletcher:
Harrison Slater
Asha's Mum:
Andrea Hall
Shopkeeper:
Nish Nathwani
Additional Voices:
Alistair McGowan
Writer:
Guy Burt
Executive Producer:
Steven Andrew

Joe All Alone

Series 1

Episode 1: Home Alone

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 6 months

Drama series. Joe is upset to learn that his mum and her horrible boyfriend Dean are going on holiday to Spain for a week, leaving Joe behind on his own. Show more

Contributors

Joe's Mum:
Kellie Shirley
The Watcher:
Tom Godwin
Miss Granger:
Erin Shanagher
Petty Fletcher:
Harrison Slater
Asha's Mum:
Andrea Hall
Ticket Clerk:
Mark Asante
Mr Wallis:
Joff Manning
Additional Voices:
Alistair McGowan
Writer:
Guy Burt
Executive Producer:
Steven Andrew

Pointless Celebrities

Series 5

Episode 10

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Alexander Armstrong presents a celebrity edition of the quiz, with contestants including Jennie McAlpine, Alistair McGowan, Katy Hill, Mark Little and Ted Robbins. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
Jennie McAlpine
Participant:
Justin Moorhouse
Participant:
Kate Robbins
Participant:
Alistair McGowan
Participant:
Katy Hill
Participant:
Trey Farley
Participant:
Mark Little
Participant:
Ted Robbins
Executive Producer:
Pam Cavannagh
Executive Producer:
David Flynn
Executive Producer:
Michelle Woods
Executive Producer:
James Fox
Series Producer:
John Ryan

Bleak House

Episode 11

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Richard is in dire straits but Ada and Esther may be too late to help him. Show more

Contributors

Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Richard Carston:
Patrick Kennedy
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
Smallweed:
Philip Davis
Mr Brownlow:
Alistair McGowan
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
George:
Hugo Speer
Miss Flite:
Pauline Collins
Mrs Jellyby:
Liza Tarbuck
Caddy Jellyby:
Natalie Press
Hortense:
Lilo Baur
Mrs Rouncewell:
Anne Reid
Mrs Pardiggle:
Roberta Taylor

Drama

The 'B' Word

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Alistair McGowan writes and stars in a play about the scandalous first night of GB Shaw's Pygmalion, with Charlotte Page as his irrepressible leading lady, Mrs Patrick Campbell. Show more

Contributors

George Bernard Shaw:
Alistair McGowan
George Alexander:
David Sturzaker
Mrs Patrick Campbell:
Charlotte Page
Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree:
Richard McCabe
Charlotte Shaw:
Georgie Glen
Merivale:
Philip Fox
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Brand

Drama