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John Finnemore's Double Acts

Series 1

A Flock of Tigers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A seemingly ordinary train ride turns into an unexpected adventure for Edmund and Dolorosa. Starring Celia Imrie and Charles Edwards. From October 2015. Show more

A Life on Screen

Julie Walters

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Documentary telling the story behind the success of Julie Walters. Includes interviews with Victoria Wood, Celia Imrie, Rupert Grint, Alan Bleasdale and Willy Russell. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Julie Walters
Participant:
Victoria Wood
Participant:
Celia Imrie
Participant:
Rupert Grint
Participant:
Alan Bleasdale
Participant:
Willy Russell
Participant:
Gary Lewis
Participant:
Hugh Bonneville
Executive Producer:
Katherine Allen
Executive Producer:
Clare Brown

Our Friend Victoria

Series 1

Episode 4: Appearance

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Series celebrating the comedy of Victoria Wood. Maxine Peake guides viewers through some classic comedy that sums up Vic's views on the diet and health industry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Maxine Peake
Participant:
Julie Walters
Participant:
Celia Imrie
Participant:
Duncan Preston
Executive Producer:
Lucy Ansbro
Executive Producer:
Lindsay Jex
Director:
Richard Dean
Production Company:
Phil McIntyre TV

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

London bookseller, Mr Buggage and secretary, Miss Tottle hatch an ingenious way to make money. Stars Toby Jones and Celia Imrie. Show more

Contributors

Storyteller:
Charles Dance
Mr Buggage:
Toby Jones
Miss Tottle:
Celia Imrie
Mrs Northcote:
Jean Trend
Mr Northcote:
Richard Attlee
Author:
Roald Dahl
Director:
David Blount

Genres

Screen One

Series 6

Episode 3: Pat and Margaret

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy drama about a Lancashire-born American soap star who, returning to Britain, is reunited on live television with her sister Margaret - a motorway cafeteria waitress. Show more

Contributors

Patricia Bedford:
Julie Walters
Margaret Mottershead:
Victoria Wood
Jim's Mum:
Thora Hird

After You've Gone

Series 2

Episode 7: Ride of the Valkyrie

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom about a jack-of-all-trades. With Jimmy short of cash, Diana hatches a plan that will help them both.

ScreenPlay

Series 8

Episode 6: Boswell and Johnson's Tour of the Western Isles

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Four

A comic re-creation of the Scottish tour undertaken in 1773 by lexicographer, critic and poet Dr Johnson and his biographer James Boswell. Show more

Contributors

Dr Johnson:
Robbie Coltrane
James Boswell:
John Sessions
Lady MacDonald:
Celia Imrie
Sir Aeneas MacPherson:
Alan David
Lady MacPherson:
Carol MacReady
Director:
John Byrne
Writer:
John Byrne
Producer:
Nick Barton

After You've Gone

Series 1

Episode 2: Silence of the Clams

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom concerning a jack-of-all-trades who gets divorced and ends up with his mother-in-law. Jimmy discovers more than he wants to know about Diana. Show more

After You've Gone

Series 1

Episode 3: Lock Back in Anger

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Sitcom concerning a jack-of-all-trades who gets divorced and ends up with his mother-in-law. Jimmy's plans to introduce Siobhan to Diana and the kids go awry. Show more

After You've Gone

Series 1

Episode 1: Stuck in the Middle with You

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Sitcom. When Ann goes off to do charity work in Africa, ex-husband Jimmy gets full time custody of the kids... and his mother-in-law.

After You've Gone

Series 1

Episode 6: Let's Get Quizzical

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Sitcom concerning a jack-of-all-trades who gets divorced and ends up living with his mother-in-law. To Jimmy's dismay, Siobhan and Diana bond at a pub quiz. Show more

After You've Gone

Series 1

Episode 7: Out of Africa

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North East & CumbriaLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Sitcom centring around a jack-of-all-trades who gets divorced and ends up living with his mother-in-law. Jimmy feels threatened when his ex-wife's new boyfriend visits. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Nigel Slater - Eating for England

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Reflections for young Nigel. Celia Imrie and Julian Rhind Tutt star in an inventive adaptation of Nigel Slater's food memoir. Show more

Blandings

Series 2

Episode 2: Dirty Work at the Crossroads

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy series. Clarence and Connie's terrifying sister, Charlotte, is threatening to take up residence at Blandings. Freddie devises an audacious plan. Show more

Contributors

Clarence:
Timothy Spall
Beach:
Tim Vine
Sir Gregory:
Robert Bathurst
Charlotte:
Celia Imrie
Millicent:
Ruby Thomas
Producer:
Matthew Mulot

Genres

Better Things

Series 2

September

Duration: 24 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Sam is concerned that teenage daughter Max is seeing 35-year-old Arturo, and that his brother seems to have the hots for older women - namely herself.

Better Things

Series 1

Future Things

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 6 months

Sam takes care of Frankie when she runs a high fever, Duke when she has coins to turn in at the bank, and Max when she takes a frank look at her lackluster academic career.

Duration: 52 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Victoria Wood serves up a large helping of Christmas comedy, with an impressive list of celebrities appearing in a wide range of pastiches. Show more

After You've Gone

Series 2

Episode 4: Meet the Parent

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Family sitcom about a single father and his patrician mother-in-law. Jimmy is invited out to meet Siobhan's father, but gets nervous when Diana tags along. Show more

After You've Gone

Series 2

Episode 8: Just Say No

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Sitcom about a jack-of-all-trades. Following a visit to the hospital, Jimmy reveals feelings which no-one knew he had - least of all Jimmy.

After You've Gone

Series 3

Episode 4: Bad, Bad Old Days

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & LincsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Sitcom about a jack-of-all-trades and his interfering mother-in-law. Fearing that Jimmy has started drinking again, Kev and Bobby are forced to take drastic action. Show more