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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Eddie Izzard is among those paying tribute to a comic genius, a man who blasted his way through six decades of comedy with his unique brand of surreal, classless humour. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Lucy Kenwright
Participant:
Michael Palin
Participant:
Russ Abbot
Participant:
Bruce Forsyth
Participant:
Eddie Izzard

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Winter 2011

Episode 7: The Art of Stand-Up - Part One

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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

Alan Yentob presents the first of a two-part series on the art of stand-up comedy. He talks to comedians in Britain and America, exploring their backgrounds and influences. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Billy Connolly
Interviewed Guest:
Eddie Izzard
Interviewed Guest:
Jack Dee
Interviewed Guest:
Omid Djalili
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Skinner
Interviewed Guest:
David Baddiel
Interviewed Guest:
Shaparak Khorsandi
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Amstell
Interviewed Guest:
Dara O Briain
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Addison
Interviewed Guest:
Jack Whitehall
Interviewed Guest:
Ed Byrne
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Davidson

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Winter 2011

Episode 8: The Art of Stand-Up - Part Two

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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

Documentary on the art of stand-up comedy. Alan Yentob talks to comedians in Britain and America, exploring the evolution of stand-up and how it transfers to other mediums. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Billy Connolly
Interviewed Guest:
Eddie Izzard
Interviewed Guest:
Jack Dee
Interviewed Guest:
Omid Djalili
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Skinner
Interviewed Guest:
David Baddiel
Interviewed Guest:
Shaparak Khorsandi
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Amstell
Interviewed Guest:
Dara O Briain
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Addison
Interviewed Guest:
Jack Whitehall
Interviewed Guest:
Ed Byrne
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Davidson

Have I Got News for You

Series 51

Episode 3

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

Satirical news quiz. Regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Victoria Coren Mitchell and guest panellists Romesh Ranganathan and Eddie Izzard.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

A gruelling challenge of running back-to-back marathons throughout the length of the UK. Eddie Izzard concludes her memoir. Show more

Contributors

Abridger:
Jill Waters
Director:
Lizzie Davies
Producer:
Jill Waters

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

At 21, she first told someone how she felt about her gender, but coming out took courage. Eddie Izzard reads from her memoir. Show more

Contributors

Abridger:
Jill Waters
Director:
Lizzie Davies
Producer:
Jill Waters

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Happy childhood memories sit beside a great sadness and big changes for the family. Eddie Izzard reads from her memoir. From 2017. Show more

Contributors

Abridger:
Jill Waters
Director:
Lizzie Davies
Producer:
Jill Waters

Genres

Sport Relief

2010

The Final Score

Duration: 1 hour

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

Special programme looking back on the 2010 Sport Relief event, which raised more than 44 million pounds, with James Corden, Gary Lineker, Eddie Izzard and Duncan Bannatyne. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Corden
Presenter:
Gary Lineker
Presenter:
Eddie Izzard
Presenter:
David Walliams
Presenter:
Steve Jones
Presenter:
Helen Skelton
Executive Producer:
Clare Pizey

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

A gig in Sweden leads Eddie to make an important discovery about her family's past. Eddie Izzard reads from her memoir. Show more

Contributors

Abridger:
Jill Waters
Director:
Lizzie Davies
Producer:
Jill Waters

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

A late diagnosis of dyslexia and a late starter at love, all a matter of reading the signs. Eddie Izzard reads from her memoir. Show more

Contributors

Abridger:
Jill Waters
Director:
Lizzie Davies
Producer:
Jill Waters

Genres

Sport Relief

2020

Greg James’ Sport Relief Heroes

Duration: 59 minutes

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

In the run-up to Sport Relief, Greg James meets celebrities who have put themselves to the test to raise money for Sport Relief, including Eddie Izzard, David Walliams and Zoe Ball. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Greg James
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Ball
Interviewed Guest:
John Bishop
Interviewed Guest:
Eddie Izzard
Interviewed Guest:
Davina McCall
Interviewed Guest:
David Walliams

Sport Relief

2016

Episode 1: Sport Relief Part 1

Duration: 3 hours

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

The biggest Sport Relief night ever kicks off live from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, packed with appearances from the best sport and entertainment talent in the UK. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gary Lineker
Presenter:
David Walliams
Presenter:
John Bishop
Presenter:
Davina McCall
Participant:
Freddie Flintoff
Participant:
Steve Redgrave
Participant:
David Walliams
Participant:
Peter Crouch
Participant:
Mickey Flanagan
Participant:
Dan Snow
Participant:
Mark Wright
Participant:
Harry Judd
Participant:
Hugh Dennis
Participant:
Jo Brand
Participant:
Lacey Turner
Participant:
Russell Kane
Participant:
Will Young
Participant:
Michael Crawford
Participant:
Bradley Wiggins
Participant:
Eddie Izzard
Participant:
Idris Elba
Participant:
Lenny Henry
Participant:
Rio Ferdinand
Participant:
David Haye
Participant:
Denise Lewis
Participant:
Louis Smith
Participant:
Ruth Wilson
Participant:
Ian Wright
Participant:
Birdy undefined
Participant:
James Bay
Executive Producer:
Colin Hopkins
Series Producer:
Toby Brack

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

QI

Series H

Episode 9: House and Home

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Stephen Fry asks unanswerable questions about house and home, with Bill Bailey, Eddie Izzard, Danny Baker and Alan Davies.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Alan Davies
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Participant:
Bill Bailey
Participant:
Eddie Izzard
Participant:
Danny Baker
Producer:
John Lloyd

Brand

QI

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Post-apocalyptic drama, based on the John Wyndham novel. The world is struck blind by a solar storm, and millions of man-eating mobile plants are released to roam Britain. Show more

Contributors

Bill Masen:
Dougray Scott
Jo Playton:
Joely Richardson
Torrence:
Eddie Izzard
Dennis Masen:
Brian Cox
Walter Strange:
Ewen Bremner
Wheelchair Lady:
Rita Davies
Barricade Man:
John White
Father Thomas:
Philip Anthony
Doctor Koch:
Steven Elder
Television Director:
Simon Lowe
Blind Policeman:
Tony Maudsley
Austrian Reporter:
Karl Fischer
Vronsky:
Paul Chahidi
Doctor:
Raji James
Barricade Police Sergeant:
Scott Baker
Colonel:
Tim Frances
Old Man:
Willie Jonah
Michelle Beadley:
Genevieve O'Reilly
Australian Reporter:
Tim Versteegen
Second Hospital Mother:
Margo Virginia Cargill
Fourth Hospital Mother:
Natasha Alderslade
Girl in Street:
Eva Sayer
Man in Street:
Simon Naylor
Barricade Woman:
Stephanie Carey

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Post-apocalyptic drama based on the John Wyndham novel. As the Triffids destroy Britain, Bill works with his father to clone a genetic mutation which will sterilise them all. Show more

Contributors

Bill Masen:
Dougray Scott
Jo Playton:
Joely Richardson
Torrence:
Eddie Izzard
Bill's Dad:
Brian Cox
Walter Strange:
Ewen Bremner
Michelle Beadley:
Genevieve O'Reilly
Colonel:
Tim Frances
Old Man:
Willie Jonah
Doctor Koch:
Steven Elder
Wheelchair Lady:
Rita Davies
Vronsky:
Paul Chahidi
Father Thomas:
Philip Anthony
Television Director:
Simon Lowe
Doctor:
Raji James
Second Hospital Mother:
Margo Virginia Cargill
Fourth Hospital Mother:
Natasha Alderslade
Girl in Street:
Eva Sayer
Man in Street:
Simon Naylor
Blind Policeman:
Tony Maudsley
Barricade Police Sergeant:
Scott Baker
Barricade Man:
John White
Barricade Woman:
Stephanie Carey
Australian Reporter:
Tim Versteegen
Austrian Reporter:
Karl Fischer

Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 5 months

In 1943, disaster strikes on the remote Hebridean island of Todday when they run out of whisky. Salvation arrives, but the islanders clash with authority. Show more

Contributors

Joseph Macroon:
Gregor Fisher
Captain Waggett:
Eddie Izzard
Sergeant Odd:
Sean Biggerstaff
Paggy Macroon:
Naomi Battrick
George Campbell:
Kevin Guthrie
Catriona Macroon:
Ellie Kendrick
Mr Bain:
Ken Drury
Farquharson:
Kevin Mains
Colonel Woolsey:
Tim Pigott-Smith

The One Show

28/06/2017

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fifteen years after her sister was murdered, Gemma Dowler tells her side of the story - reclaiming Milly's memory from the tabloid headlines of police failures and phone hacking. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matt Baker
Presenter:
Alex Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Gemma Dowler
Interviewed Guest:
Eddie Izzard
Performer:
Olly Murs

Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

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

Period drama. Adbul Karim is whisked from his clerk's job at an Accra prison to present a ceremonial coin to Queen Victoria for her golden jubilee, along with his more reluctant companion Mohammed. Show more

Contributors

Miss Phipps:
Fenella Woolgar
Arthur Bigge:
Robin Soans
Mohammed:
Adeel Akhtar
Dr Reid:
Paul Higgins
Alick Yorke:
Julian Wadham
Writer:
Lee Hall
Lady Churchill:
Olivia Williams
Lord Salisbury:
Michael Gambon
Abdul:
Ali Fazal
Sir Henry Ponsonby:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer:
Beeban Kidron
Queen Victoria:
Judi Dench

The One Show

24/03/2021

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Alex Scott and Alex Jones chat to Westlife, Eddie Izzard and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Plus the show celebrates some of the people who have stepped up and helped during the pandemic. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Jones
Presenter:
Alex Scott
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Westlife
Interviewed Guest:
Eddie Izzard
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Executive Producer:
Rob Unsworth