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Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere

Episode 5: Market Afloat

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Richard and Door locate a guide for the labyrinth deep below, home of the mythical Great Beast of London. Stars James McAvoy. Show more

Contributors

Richard Mayhew:
James McAvoy
Lady Door:
Natalie Dormer
Marquis de Carabas:
David Harewood
Lamia:
Lucy Cohu

Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere

Episode 6: The Key

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Richard and Door discover who ordered the death of Door's family. Can Richard finally find his way home? Stars James McAvoy. Show more

Contributors

Richard Mayhew:
James McAvoy
Lady Door:
Natalie Dormer
Marquis de Carabas:
David Harewood
Old Bailey:
Bernard Cribbins
The Earl of Earl’s Court:
Christopher Lee
The Abbot:
George Harris
Feligiounas:
Don Gilet
Jessica:
Romola Garai
Dagvard:
Ben Crowe
Letting Agent:
Stephen Marcus
Homeless man:
Abdul Salis
Underground announcer:
Patrick Brennan
Mr Figgis:
Neil Gaiman

The Graham Norton Show

Series 18

Episode 9

Duration: 50 minutes

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

On Graham's sofa are Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch, starring together in Black Mass, ex-Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and X-Men star James McAvoy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Graham Norton
Interviewed Guest:
Johnny Depp
Interviewed Guest:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Radcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
James McAvoy
Series Producer:
Jon Magnusson
Director:
Steve Smith
Executive Producer:
Graham Stuart
Production Company:
So Television

Blue Peter

Potato Power!

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Featuring a whole host of celebrities who explain why they love books, and Greg Foot joins the team in the studio to explain the science of electricity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Barney Harwood
Presenter:
Lindsey Russell
Series Producer:
Ellen Evans
Participant:
James McAvoy
Participant:
Chris O'Dowd
Participant:
Edith Bowman
Participant:
Michael Morpurgo

Duration: 1 hour

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

Andrew Marr is joined by key figures to discuss topical politics, current affairs and the arts. His guests include Theresa May, Harriet Harman, Tim Farron and James McAvoy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Theresa May
Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Harman
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Farron
Interviewed Guest:
James McAvoy
Participant:
Sheila Hancock
Participant:
Iain Dale
Producer:
Libby Jukes
Broadcast Assistant:
Hannah Copeland

Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes

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

Biographical drama, starring Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren, telling the tale of Leo Tolstoy as his wife fights for both his love and his money. Show more

Contributors

Sofya Tolstoy:
Helen Mirren
Valentin Bulgakov:
James McAvoy
Vladimir Chertkov:
Paul Giamatti
Sergeyenko:
Patrick Kennedy
Sasha Tolstoy:
Anne-Marie Duff

The Graham Norton Show

Series 9

Episode 8

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Graham is joined by comedian Jack Dee; actor and star of X-Men: First Class, James McAvoy; and the legendary Liza Minnelli, who chats about her life and performs in the studio. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Graham Norton
Interviewed Guest:
Jack Dee
Interviewed Guest:
James McAvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Liza Minnelli
Series Producer:
Jon Magnusson
Director:
Steve Smith

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A celebration of the life and work of Julia Donaldson and the remarkable cast of characters that have sprung from her imagination. Show more

Contributors

Featured Artist:
Julia Donaldson
Narrator:
Julie Walters
Interviewed Guest:
David Walliams
Interviewed Guest:
Nadiya Hussain
Interviewed Guest:
Claudia Winkleman
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Dahl
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Coren Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Rosen
Interviewed Guest:
Axel Scheffler
Interviewed Guest:
Lydia Monks
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Ogilvie
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Cobb
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Director:
Katy Homan
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Hilarious and heartbreaking story of a couple forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of lockdown. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Guy Heeley
Executive Producer:
Dennis Kelly
Executive Producer:
Rose Garnett
Executive Producer:
Gaynor Holmes

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 3 months

A celebration of the life and work of Julia Donaldson and the remarkable cast of characters that have sprung from her imagination. Show more

Contributors

Featured Artist:
Julia Donaldson
Narrator:
Julie Walters
Interviewed Guest:
David Walliams
Interviewed Guest:
Nadiya Hussain
Interviewed Guest:
Claudia Winkleman
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Dahl
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Coren Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Rosen
Interviewed Guest:
Axel Scheffler
Interviewed Guest:
Lydia Monks
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Ogilvie
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Cobb
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Director:
Katy Homan
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Early Doors

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy series set in a small Manchester public house. Discarded cigarette ends in the urinals and temporary traffic lights cause chaos in The Grapes.

Early Doors

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy series set in a small Manchester public house. Tommy buys a round, shocking all at The Grapes, and the mystery over who is putting fag-ends in the urinals is finally solved. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Comedy starring James McAvoy as a 1980s working-class boy stumbling through university. He tries to achieve his ambition to appear on University Challenge. Show more

Contributors

Brian Jackson:
James McAvoy
Alice Harbinson:
Alice Eve
Julie Jackson:
Catherine Tate
Bamber Gascoigne:
Mark Gatiss
Patrick Watts:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Rebecca Epstein:
Rebecca Hall
Michael Harbinson:
Charles Dance
Rose Harbinson:
Lindsay Duncan
Marcus:
Sule Rimi
Director:
Tom Vaughan
Producer:
Pippa Harris
Producer:
Gary Goetzman
Producer:
Tom Hanks

Genres

Formats

CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Episode 500: James McAvoy - The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Available for 3 months

An exciting story. James McAvoy reads The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet and takes us on a space adventure with Danny and Dinosaur. Show more

The One Show

16/05/2016

Duration: 30 minutes

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

James McAvoy joins Alex Jones and Matt Baker to talk about his latest film X-Men: Apocalypse. Nick Wallis joins authorities as they raid businesses stealing electricity. Show more

The One Show

30/03/2020

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Alex Jones and Amol Rajan are joined by James McAvoy and Masterchef judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode.

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Jones
Presenter:
Amol Rajan
Executive Producer:
Michael Armit
Interviewed Guest:
James McAvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Gregg Wallace
Interviewed Guest:
John Torode

Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes

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

Four young war evacuees are transported to the magical land of Narnia, where they join the noble lion Aslan to overthrow the White Witch (Tilda Swinton). Show more

Contributors

Lucy Pevensie:
Georgie Henley
Edmund Pevensie:
Skandar Keynes
Peter Pevensie:
William Moseley
Susan Pevensie:
Anna Popplewell
White Witch:
Tilda Swinton
Mr Tumnus, the Faun:
James McAvoy
Professor Kirke:
Jim Broadbent
Ginarrbirk:
Kiran Shah
Father Christmas:
James Cosmo
Mrs Pevensie:
Judy McIntosh
Mrs MacReady:
Elizabeth Hawthorne
Producer:
Mark Johnson
Producer:
Philip Steuer
Writer:
CS Lewis

Drama

Unmade Movies

Orson Welles' Heart of Darkness

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Orson Welles' unproduced screenplay of Conrad's celebrated novel tells the story of a skipper who is hired to take a steam ship up the Congo River and encounters a terrifying evil. Show more

Watership Down

Series 1

Episode 1 Chapter 1

Duration: 50 minutes

Based on the classic novel, Watership Down tells the story of a gang of ragtag rabbits embarking on an epic adventure in search of a new home after their warren is destroyed.

Contributors

General Woundwort:
Ben Kingsley
The Threarah:
Tom Wilkinson
Strawberry:
Olivia Coleman
Hyzenthlay:
Anne-Marie Duff
El-Ahrairah:
Taron Egerton
Captain Holly:
Freddie Fox
Captain Campion:
Lee Ingleby
Blackberry:
Miles Jupp
Cowslip:
Rory Kinnear
Sergeant Sainfoin:
Craig Parkinson
Black Rabbit:
Rosamund Pike
Dandelion:
Daniel Rigby
Captain Orchis:
Jason Watkins
Captain Vervain:
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Farmer's Wife:
Lorraine Bruce
Dewdrop:
Gemma Chan
Haystack:
Lizzie Clarke
Thethuthinang:
Rosie Day
Blackavar:
Henry Goodman
Silverweed:
Peter Guinness
Director:
Noam Murro
Executive Producer:
Rory Aitken
Executive Producer:
Eleanor Moran
Executive Producer:
Ben Pugh
Executive Producer:
Josh Varney
Producer:
Cecil Kramer

Watership Down

Series 1

Episode 1 Chapter 2

Duration: 50 minutes

In a quest to find female rabbits to populate Watership Down, the band of rabbits discovers a neighbouring warren… but all is not as it seems.

Contributors

General Woundwort:
Ben Kingsley
The Threarah:
Tom Wilkinson
Strawberry:
Olivia Coleman
Hyzenthlay:
Anne-Marie Duff
El-Ahrairah:
Taron Egerton
Captain Holly:
Freddie Fox
Captain Campion:
Lee Ingleby
Blackberry:
Miles Jupp
Cowslip:
Rory Kinnear
Sergeant Sainfoin:
Craig Parkinson
Black Rabbit:
Rosamund Pike
Dandelion:
Daniel Rigby
Captain Orchis:
Jason Watkins
Captain Vervain:
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Farmer's Wife:
Lorraine Bruce
Dewdrop:
Gemma Chan
Haystack:
Lizzie Clarke
Thethuthinang:
Rosie Day
Blackavar:
Henry Goodman
Silverweed:
Peter Guinness
Director:
Noam Murro
Executive Producer:
Rory Aitken
Executive Producer:
Eleanor Moran
Executive Producer:
Ben Pugh
Executive Producer:
Josh Varney
Producer:
Cecil Kramer