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Saturday Review

Whitney documentary, AM Homes, The Jungle, The Horniman Museum, Picnic at Hanging Rock

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Whitney documentary by Kevin MacDonald, AM Homes's Days of Awe, The Jungle at London's Playhouse Theatre, The Horniman Museum's World Gallery, and Picnic at Hanging Rock on BBC TV. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Billingham
Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Jones
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Blood, Sweat and Tears

Like A Glass Jaw

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Mark Billingham - best known for his series of novels with Detective Tom Thorne - writes a new short story about an ex-boxer who finds himself caught up in an emotional situation. Show more

Pointless Celebrities

Series 8

Episode 5: Writers

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Celebrity version of the quiz, with Germaine Greer and Kathy Lette, Mark Billingham and Val McDermid, Mark Watson and Ian McMillan, and Freya North and Tony Parsons. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
Germaine Greer
Participant:
Kathy Lette
Participant:
Mark Billingham
Participant:
Val McDermid
Participant:
Mark Watson
Participant:
Ian McMillan
Participant:
Freya North
Participant:
Tony Parsons
Executive Producer:
Michelle Woods
Executive Producer:
James Fox
Executive Producer:
Richard Hague
Series Producer:
John Ryan
Production Company:
Endemol UK

Saturday Review

Calvary, Birdland, Jamaica Inn, Teju Cole, The First Georgians

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Michael McDonagh's film Calvary, Birdland at the Royal Court, the BBC's adaptation of Jamaica Inn, Teju Cole's novel, The First Georgians exhibition at Buckingham Palace. Show more

The Book Quiz

Series 3

Episode 9

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Kirsty Wark presents the literary panel game as the Bishop of Southwark, Thomas Butler and Rowan Pelling do battle against presenter Jenni Murray and crime writer Mark Billingham. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Producer:
Irene Daniels
Director:
Sue McMahon
Participant:
Jenni Murray
Participant:
Mark Billingham
Participant:
Rowan Pelling

Open Book

Mark Billingham on his latest book The Dying Hours

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Billingham talks to Mariella Frostrup about his latest book The Dying Hours, plus Thomas Keneally on the book he would never lend and a discussion of reportage in book form. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Mark Billingham
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Waugh
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Badkhen
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Keneally
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Pointless Celebrities

Series 6

Episode 8

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Alexander Armstrong presents a crime-based celebrity edition of the quiz, with contestants including Lisa Maxwell, Sue Cook, Donal MacIntyre, Helen Fraser and Jack Ellis. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
Lisa Maxwell
Participant:
Mark Wingett
Participant:
Sue Cook
Participant:
Donal MacIntyre
Participant:
Helen Fraser
Participant:
Jack Ellis
Participant:
Laura Wilson
Participant:
Mark Billingham
Executive Producer:
Pam Cavannagh
Executive Producer:
Nick Mather
Executive Producer:
James Fox
Executive Producer:
Richard Hague
Executive Producer:
Michelle Woods
Series Producer:
John Ryan

Front Row

Maclise Waterloo cartoon, Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, News from Cannes, Mark Billingham

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A report from Leeds as the Maclise Waterloo cartoon is unveiled, Iranian harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, Cannes news and Mark Billingham's new musical project. Kirsty Lang presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Solomons
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Billingham
Interviewed Guest:
Michael King
Interviewed Guest:
Lou Dalgleish
Interviewed Guest:
Mahan Esfahani
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Front Row

National Poetry Competition, Dead Sheep, Code of a Killer, Attica Locke

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Roger McGough on the National Poetry Competition, Jonathan Maitland on his play Dead Sheep, Attica Locke on her new book set in Pleasantville and a review of Code of a Killer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Billingham
Interviewed Guest:
Attica Locke
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Maitland
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Nallon
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Adil Ray, Helen Lederer, Jackie Clune and Mark Billingham compete in the Front Row Quiz

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson hosts the Front Row Quiz of the Year. Team captains Natalie Haynes and Mark Billingham are joined by Adil Ray, Helen Lederer, Jackie Clune and Mark Ravenhill. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Panellist:
Natalie Haynes
Panellist:
Mark Billingham
Panellist:
Adil Ray
Panellist:
Helen Lederer
Panellist:
Jackie Clune
Panellist:
Mark Ravenhill

Front Row

Agnetha Fältskog; Hannibal reviewed; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news. John Wilson meets Agnetha Fältskog; TV's Hannibal reviewed; writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie chooses a painting by Ben Enwonwu for the Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Interviewed Guest:
Agnetha Faltskog
Participant:
Mark Billingham

Front Row

Mark Billingham, Turner Prize, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot review, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed talks to Mark Billingham about Die of Shame, plus a review of the Turner Prize shortlist, and Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla on the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Billingham
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Farquharson
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Campbell-Johnston
Interviewed Guest:
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Kendall
Producer:
Elaine Lester

In the Dark

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 56 minutes

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

Drama series. As DI Helen Weeks grapples with pregnancy, she undertakes a very personal abduction case. Show more

Contributors

DI Helen Weeks:
MyAnna Buring
DI Paul Hopkins:
Ben Batt
DI Adam Perrin:
David Leon
Linda Bates:
Emma Fryer
DCI Jack Gosforth:
Jamie Sives
Robert Weeks:
Clive Wood
Trevor Hare:
Pearce Quigley
DC Sophie Carson:
Jessica Gunning
Phil Hendricks:
Matt King
DI Tim Cornish:
Ashley Walters
Davina:
Alicia Eyo
PC Mickey Finch:
Curtis Cole
BBC North West Presenter:
Annabel Tiffin
BBC North West Reporter:
Dave Guest
BBC North West Presenter:
Roger Johnson
Young Helen:
Sophie Bloor
Derbyshire News Reporter:
Chris Clarkson
Magpie Waitress:
Claudia Mirallegro
Paula Days:
Sinead Matthews
Gavin Sweeney:
Kevin Sutton
Trevor's Wife:
Shari Fox
Shelley:
Joey Batey
Leather Jacket Man:
Michael Lambourne
Bob Patterson:
Mark Sheals
Annette Johnston:
Eve Robertson
Magistrate:
Flo Wilson
Stephen Bates:
Daniel Scott
Defence Counsel:
Janet Marsh
PC William Gallagher:
Liam Ainsworth
Poppy Johnston:
Claire Cornmell
Producer:
Hugh Warren
Executive Producer:
Mark Billingham
Executive Producer:
Daniel Brocklehurst
Executive Producer:
Hilary Martin

In the Dark

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Drama series. Helen and Paul are joined by pathologist Phil Hendricks. The clock is ticking, but is Helen too distracted by secrets past and present to act? Show more

Contributors

DI Helen Weeks:
MyAnna Buring
DI Paul Hopkins:
Ben Batt
DI Adam Perrin:
David Leon
Linda Bates:
Emma Fryer
DCI Jack Gosforth:
Jamie Sives
Robert Weeks:
Clive Wood
Trevor Hare:
Pearce Quigley
DC Sophie Carson:
Jessica Gunning
Phil Hendricks:
Matt King
DI Tim Cornish:
Ashley Walters
Poppy Johnston:
Claire Cornmell
Young Helen:
Sophie Bloor
ACC Francis Harris:
Tobias Beer
Annette Johnston:
Eve Robertson
Stephen Bates:
Daniel Scott
Shelley:
Joey Batey
Magpie Waitress:
Claudia Mirallegro
Spitting Boy 1:
Jordan Hill
Spitting Boy 2:
Anthony Aspinall
Derbyshire News Reporter:
Chris Clarkson
Leather Jacket Man:
Michael Lambourne
PC William Gallagher:
Liam Ainsworth
Gavin Sweeney:
Kevin Sutton
Edwina Croft:
Charlotte West-Oram
Bob Patterson:
Mark Sheals
Rory Harcross:
Alice May Feetham
Trevor's Wife:
Shari Fox
Producer:
Hugh Warren
Executive Producer:
Mark Billingham
Executive Producer:
Daniel Brocklehurst
Executive Producer:
Hilary Martin

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Mark Billingham, Neil Delamere, AJ Odudu and Lucy Porter take on a series of quiz rounds selected by quiz legend Richard Osman. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Mark Billingham, Neil Delamere, AJ Odudu and Lucy Porter take on a series of quiz rounds selected by the host, quiz legend Richard Osman. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Mark Billingham, Neil Delamere, AJ Odudu and Lucy Porter test their general knowledge skills on this week's House of Games. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Mark Billingham, Neil Delamere, AJ Odudu and Lucy Porter face their final set of games, and the week's winner is crowned. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Mark Billingham, Neil Delamere, AJ Odudu and Lucy Porter face more challenging quiz games. Show more

Pointless Celebrities

Series 13

Writers

Duration: 43 minutes

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

A writers special featuring Martina Cole, Mark Billingham, Liz Pichon, Nick Sharratt, Juno Dawson, Nadia Shireen, Adam Kay and Ian McMillan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
Mark Billingham
Participant:
Martina Cole
Participant:
Juno Dawson
Participant:
Adam Kay
Participant:
Ian McMillan
Participant:
Liz Pichon
Participant:
Nick Sharratt
Participant:
Nadia Shireen
Producer:
James Skinner
Production Company:
Endemol UK