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Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Romantic ensemble piece about a lonely young gay man who finds love with an unexpected partner after joining a self-help group to improve his social life. Show more

The Thick of It

Special: Spinners and Losers

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Political comedy. The Prime Minister resigns six months too early and all hell breaks loose at Number 10. Malcolm Tucker's political career hangs in the balance. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Ollie Reeder:
Chris Addison
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Ben Swain:
Justin Edwards
Julius Nicholson:
Alex Macqueen
Robyn Murdoch:
Polly Kemp
Nick Hanway:
Martin Savage
Angela Heaney:
Lucinda Raikes
Cleaner:
Diveen Henry
Cliff Lawton:
Tim Bentinck
Claire Ballentine:
Eve Matheson
Geoff Holhurst:
Rob Edwards
Dan Miller:
Tony Gardner
Writer:
Tony Roche
Producer:
Adam Tandy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Sitcom revolving around the Sunshine Centre Community Halls, otherwise known as the Sunny. A big part of life in a small area of north Glasgow. Show more

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Hope Springs

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series. Determined to live out their lives on a Barbados beach, four ex-cons await their friend Mandy, who is set to fly in from Manchester with their passports. Show more

Contributors

Ellie Lagden:
Alex Kingston
Sadie Cairncross:
Annette Crosbie
Ann Marie Cairncross:
Ronni Ancona
Hannah Temple:
Sian Reeves
Josie Porritt:
Vinette Robinson
Roy Lagden:
Mark Frost
Marius Gruber:
Clint Dyer
Gil Cameron:
Paul Higgins
Euan Harries:
Alec Newman
Ronan Harries:
Tony McGeever
Ina Harries:
Lorraine McIntosh
Female Prison Officer:
Gayanne Potter
Wayne Fletcher:
Steve Money
Dean McKenzie:
Richard Madden
Writer:
Liz Lake

Hope Springs

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series. With their three million pounds destroyed by the fire, the women are broke and resort to stealing Sadie's money. Also, Shoo threatens to leave the gang forever. Show more

Contributors

Ellie Lagden:
Alex Kingston
Sadie Cairncross:
Annette Crosbie
Gil Cameron:
Paul Higgins
Hannah Temple:
Sian Reeves
Ann Marie Cairncross:
Ronni Ancona
Josie Porritt:
Vinette Robinson
Dean McKenzie:
Richard Madden
Euan Harries:
Alec Newman
Marius Gruber:
Clint Dyer
Roy Lagden:
Mark Frost
Bookies Clerk:
Billy Mack
Mr Patterson:
Simon Weir
Frances McPherson:
Nicola Roy
Writer:
Liz Lake

Hope Springs

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Sadie is taken prisoner in her own bedroom on the day of Ann Marie and Gil's wedding. Events take a terrifying turn for the worse when hitman Marius arrives in Hope Springs. Show more

Contributors

Ellie Lagden:
Alex Kingston
Sadie Cairncross:
Annette Crosbie
Ann Marie Cameron:
Ronni Ancona
Hannah Temple:
Sian Reeves
Gil Cameron:
Paul Higgins
Dean McKenzie:
Richard Madden
Josie Porritt:
Vinette Robinson
Ina Harries:
Lorraine McIntosh
Euan Harries:
Alec Newman
Ronan Harries:
Tony McGeever
Marius Gruber:
Clint Dyer
Roy Lagden:
Mark Frost
Director:
Dermot Boyd
Writer:
Liz Lake

Hope Springs

Episode 7

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Ann Marie plans to sell the hotel to a couple of city boys, but the women have other ideas.

Contributors

Ellie Lagden:
Alex Kingston
Sadie Cairncross:
Annette Crosbie
Ann Marie Cameron:
Ronni Ancona
Hannah Temple:
Sian Reeves
Josie Porritt:
Vinette Robinson
Gil Cameron:
Paul Higgins
Euan Harries:
Alec Newman
Dean McKenzie:
Richard Madden
Ronan Harries:
Tony McGeever
Ina Harries:
Lorraine McIntosh
David Sinclair:
Jim Sturgeon
Flavio Ermini:
Paul Hickey
Sergeant Jordon:
Lewis Howden
Roy Lagden:
Mark Frost
Director:
Brian Kelly
Writer:
Liz Lake

Hope Springs

Episode 8

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

The women's criminal past catches up with them when they get a surprise visit from Roy. As things go from bad to worse, will they ever live out their Barbados dream?

Contributors

Ellie Lagden:
Alex Kingston
Sadie Cairncross:
Annette Crosbie
Ann Marie Cameron:
Ronni Ancona
Euan Harries:
Alec Newman
Hannah Temple:
Sian Reeves
Josie Porritt:
Vinette Robinson
Gil Cameron:
Paul Higgins
Ina Harries:
Lorraine McIntosh
Ronan Harries:
Tony McGeever
Roy Lagden:
Mark Frost
Dean McKenzie:
Richard Madden
Director:
Brian Kelly
Writer:
Liz Lake

Drama on 3

King Lear

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

When better than now to make a drama about 'the division of the kingdom'? Shakespeare's great tragedy headed by Ian McDiarmid as Lear and Bill Paterson as Gloucester. Show more

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Drama on 3

The Recruiting Officer

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Available for years

George Farquhar's most popular Restoration comedy, set in Shrewsbury during the War of the Spanish Succession, where wives are recruited while soldiers are wooed. Show more

Contributors

Captain Plume:
Paul Higgins
Sergeant Kite:
Ralph Ineson
Mr Worthy:
Adam James
Captain Brazen:
Elliot Levey
Bullock:
Simon Bubb
Justice Balance:
Jonathan Forbes
Appletree:
James Lailey
Bridewell:
Rikki Lawton
Justice Scale:
Paul Moriarty
Justice Scruple:
Gerard McDermott

Line of Duty

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One North West

Available for 8 months

Drama series. When Steve Arnott is transferred to an anti-corruption unit, he finds his target is the city's top detective, Tony Gates. Can Gates really be as good as he appears? Show more

Due South

Series 1

Episode 13: The Gift of the Wheelman

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Police drama series about a straight-laced Canadian mountie in Chicago. A gang of crooks dressed as Santa Claus rob a bank. Show more

Contributors

Constable Benton Fraser:
Paul Gross
Detective Ray Vecchio:
David Marciano
Gardino:
Daniel Kash
Fraser Sr:
Gordon Pinsent

Dangerous Visions

The Kraken Wakes

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

John Wyndham's science fiction novel adapted by Val McDermid. Performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in a terrifying modern retelling of alien invasion and global flooding. Show more

Contributors

Mike Watson:
Paul Higgins
Phyllis Watson:
Tamsin Greig
Dr Emma Chisholm:
Sally Carman
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon:
Nicola Sturgeon

Genres

Dangerous Visions

The Kraken Wakes

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Lone alien attacks are replaced by global flooding. Mike and Phyllis fight to survive as much of the world is submerged and most of the global population dead or displaced. Show more

Contributors

Mike Watson:
Paul Higgins
Phyllis Watson:
Tamsin Greig
Dr Emma Chisholm:
Sally Carman
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon:
Nicola Sturgeon

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama set in Edinburgh. Architects Purves and Pekkala are offered the chance to redesign a Georgian church, but the head of Scottish Heritage mysteriously falls from its tower. Show more

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Contemporary comedy following the lives of five people as they prepare to vie for the 2009 Cup O'Kindness, the trophy awarded to the champion in Robert Burns poetry recital. Show more

Contributors

Isobel Braid:
Ashley Jensen
Granny Braid:
Barbara Rafferty
Struan Robertson:
Paul Higgins
Meikel McMiekel:
Denis Lawson
Cronie Cameron:
Ford Kiernan
Cronie McKay:
Forbes Masson
Paula Pickford:
Felicity Montagu
Boyd Pickford:
Vincent Franklin
Robert Lauchlan:
Greg Hemphill
Stevie Kerr:
Tony Curran
Sarah Rutherford:
Laura Fraser
Gibby "Fingers" McPherson:
Bill Paterson
Prison Therapist:
Laura Fraser
Prison Governor:
Gerard Kelly
Director:
Brian Kelly
Producer:
Jack Docherty

Genres

The Thick of It

Special: The Rise of the Nutters

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Political comedy. It's the end of the Christmas recess, and peace and goodwill should reign in Westminster. But something goes terribly wrong on Newsnight. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Ollie Reeder:
Chris Addison
Ben Swain:
Justin Edwards
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Julius Nicholson:
Alex Macqueen
Angela Heaney:
Lucinda Raikes
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Writer:
Tony Roche
Producer:
Adam Tandy

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

Case Histories

Series 2

Episode 3: Jackson and the Women

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Detective drama. Jackson helps a teenage boy who has grown up in the shadow of his murdered mother to understand how she really died. Show more

Contributors

Jackson Brodie:
Jason Isaacs
Louise Munroe:
Amanda Abbington
Deborah Arnold:
Zawe Ashton
DS Zoe Chalmers:
Kari Corbett
Charlotte McGill:
Dawn Steele
Julia Land:
Natasha Little
Aiden Kelso:
Oliver Coopersmith
Ian Kelso:
Paul Higgins
Isla Kelso:
Hannah Donaldson
Layla Minyawi:
Sasha Behar
Abi Montgomery:
Holly Beattie
Samira Minyawi:
Gem Carmella
Rhys Marshall:
Cristian Solimeno
Fergus Banks:
Paul Hilton
Brian Steel:
Tom Beard
Young Aiden:
Murray Innes
Producer:
Eric Coulter
Director:
Keith Boak
Mary Mackie:
Siobhan Redmond
Miriam Baker:
Diana Quick
Ian Mackie:
Tom Cotcher
Patrick Carter:
Paterson Joseph
Young Jackson:
Roy Barraclough
Andy Marshall:
Mark Bonnar
Detective Alan Watt:
John Kay Steel
Rachel Stewart:
Michelle Duncan
Isobel Marshall:
Kerry Lynn Hamilton
Joe Burns:
Martin Docherty
Marlee Brodie:
Millie Innes
Freddie Marshall:
Ruaridh Mollica