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Comedy Connections

Series 6

Episode 4: Ripping Yarns

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

The series charting the history of the best of British comedy investigates Michael Palin and Terry Jones's post-Python parody of pre-war Boys' Own adventure comics. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 6

Episode 5: Rab C Nesbitt

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

A look at Rab C Nesbitt, the sitcom about the life of a working-class Glaswegian, which ran for thirteen years and won audiences of five million viewers. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 6

Episode 7: Dad's Army

Duration: 40 minutes

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

The series charting the history of the best of British comedy looks at Dad's Army, the gentle wartime sitcom that became one of the most popular series of all time. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Offbeat sword-and-sandals comedy-adventure about three unlikely heroines who set out to thwart a Roman invasion and save Celtic Britain in their own unique and outrageous style.

Contributors

General Rhinus:
David Hayman
Director:
Brian Grant
Jean Marcosivellauniviromandiboule:
Philippe De Grossouvre
Smirgut the Fierce:
Fiona Allen
Worthaboutapig:
Sally Phillips
Dubonet Warrior:
Rory MacGregor
Mrs Goatsplitter:
Pam Ferris
Welsh Suitor:
Brendan O'Hea
Chamberlain:
William Chubb
Queen Tuathfhlaifthfth:
Marcia Warren

Drama

David Nobbs - Silent Nights

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Gordon's hatred of noise is threatening his marriage. But will foisting silence on the world help matters? Stars Jonathan Coy. Show more

Contributors

Gordon Flitch:
Jonathan Coy
Alison Flitch:
Doon Mackichan
Jonathan Pelt:
Stephen Critchlow
Esterhazy:
John Rowe
Shopkeeper:
Dan Starkey

Genres

Brand

Drama

Comedy Connections

Series 6

Episode 3: The Liver Birds

Duration: 39 minutes

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

Series charting the history of British comedies. A look at The Liver Birds, the groundbreaking sitcom centred around the lives of two young Liverpudlian women. Show more

Drama

Killing Kate

Duration: 44 minutes

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

by Tessa Gibbs. A black comedy about parenting, about consequences, about love - and about the possibility of doing the wrong thing, the worst thing, for all the right reasons. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Pointless Celebrities

Series 7

Episode 6: Comedies

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Celebrity edition of the quiz, featuring Nigel Planer, Doon Mackichan, the Chuckle Brothers, Adil Ray, Kevin Eldon, Nerys Hughes and Jeremy Dyson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
Nigel Planer
Participant:
Doon Mackichan
Participant:
Barry Chuckle
Participant:
Paul Chuckle
Participant:
Adil Ray
Participant:
Kevin Eldon
Participant:
Nerys Hughes
Participant:
Jeremy Dyson
Executive Producer:
Pam Cavannagh
Executive Producer:
James Fox
Executive Producer:
Richard Hague
Executive Producer:
Michelle Woods
Executive Producer:
Dom Waugh
Series Producer:
John Ryan
Production Company:
Endemol UK

Taking the Flak

Episode 3: Cursed is the Country

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Sitcom with Martin Jarvis and Doon Mackichan. There's more conflict in Karibu as junior journalist Harry meets his girlfriend's father for the first time. Show more

Contributors

David Bradburn:
Martin Jarvis
Jane Thomason:
Doon Mackichan
Harry Chambers:
Bruce Mackinnon
Rory Wallace:
Damian O'Hare
Joyful Sifuri:
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Margaret Hollis:
Joanna Brookes
Alexander:
Harry Lloyd
Samantha:
Lucy Chalkley
Herself:
Fiona Bruce
Writer:
Jon Rolph
Producer:
Jon Rolph
Director:
Jon Rolph
Director:
Adam Miller

Taking the Flak

Episode 1: Bigfooting

Duration: 1 hour

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

Sitcom. A small African war suddenly becomes global news. A team of BBC journalists arrives in the country of Karibu, ready to cover the conflict for 'the Ten' back home. Show more

Contributors

David Bradburn:
Martin Jarvis
Jane Thomason:
Doon Mackichan
Harry Chambers:
Bruce Mackinnon
Joyful Sifuri:
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Margaret Hollis:
Joanna Brookes
Nigel Bagwell:
Mackenzie Crook
Samantha:
Lucy Chalkley
Writer:
Jon Rolph
Producer:
Jon Rolph
Director:
Jon Rolph
Director:
Adam Miller

Taking the Flak

Episode 2: Black Gold, Code Red

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom with Martin Jarvis and Doon Mackichan. In London, new desk jockey Alex sparks a panic among the BBC team in war-torn Karibu by declaring a Code Red. Show more

Contributors

David Bradburn:
Martin Jarvis
Jane Thomason:
Doon Mackichan
Harry Chambers:
Bruce Mackinnon
Margaret Hollis:
Joanna Brookes
Joyful Sifuri:
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Alexander:
Harry Lloyd
Candida:
Ruby Wax
Newsreader:
Emily Maitlis
Director:
Jon Rolph
Director:
Adam Miller
Producer:
Jon Rolph
Writer:
Jon Rolph

Taking the Flak

Episode 6: Big Beasts

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Sitcom with Martin Jarvis and Doon Mackichan. Media darling Jeremy Morrison is parachuted into Karibu to report on the ceasefire, much to David's disgust. Show more

Contributors

David Bradburn:
Martin Jarvis
Jane Thomason:
Doon Mackichan
Harry Chambers:
Bruce Mackinnon
Rory Wallace:
Damian O'Hare
Joyful Sifuri:
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Margaret Hollis:
Joanna Brookes
Alexander:
Harry Lloyd
Jeremy Morrison:
Rhashan Stone
Samantha:
Lucy Chalkley
Herself:
Sonali Shah
Writer:
Jon Rolph
Producer:
Jon Rolph
Director:
Jon Rolph
Director:
Adam Miller

Good Omens

Series 1

Saturday Morning Funtime

Duration: 56 minutes

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

Aziraphale and Crowley’s friendship is tested as their superiors catch up with them. Armageddon starts in earnest, with the Antichrist’s powers wreaking havoc across the globe. Show more

Contributors

Aziraphale:
Michael Sheen
Composer:
David Arnold
Voice of God:
Frances McDormand
Gabriel:
Jon Hamm
Arthur Young:
Daniel Mays
Deirdre Young:
Sian Brooke
Adam Young:
Sam Taylor Buck
Sandalphon:
Paul Chahidi
Anathema:
Adria Arjona
Madame Tracy:
Miranda Richardson
Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell:
Michael McKean
Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery Pulsifer/Newton Pulsifer:
Jack Whitehall
International Express Man:
Simon Merrells
Archangel Michael:
Doon Mackichan
Pepper:
Amma Ris
Wensleydale:
Alfie Taylor
Agnes Nutter:
Josie Lawrence
Captain Vincent:
David Morrissey
The Voice of Death:
Brian Cox
Thaddeus Dowling:
Nick Offerman
The Metatron:
Derek Jacobi
Herself:
Kirsty Wark
Pollution:
Lourdes Faberes
Electricity Board Spokesperson:
Paul Kaye
Tibetan Man:
Dhondup Samten
Tibetan Woman:
Lobsang Samten
Alien Leader:
Laura Evelyn
Japanese Captain:
Kristofer Kamiyasu
Megiddo Guide:
Amir Boutrous
Demon No.1/ No.2/ No.3:
Paul Adeyefa
Harriet Dowling:
Jill Winternitz
Japanese Mate:
Akira Koieyama
Passer-by:
Dan Starkey

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Tragicomedy directed by Ben Wheatley about the difficulty of family relations. Middle-aged Colin organises a New Year's Eve gathering for his extended family.

Contributors

Colin Burstead:
Neil Maskell
David Burstead:
Sam Riley
Sandy Burstead:
Doon Mackichan
Gini Burstead:
Hayley Squires
Gordon Burstead:
Bill Paterson
Director:
Ben Wheatley

Genres

Formats

Good Omens

Series 1

In the Beginning

Duration: 51 minutes

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

Aziraphale and Crowley, of Heaven and Hell, do their part in raising the Antichrist in a balanced and human way. But, are they focusing efforts in the right direction? Show more

Contributors

Aziraphale:
Michael Sheen
Composer:
David Arnold
Voice of God:
Frances McDormand
Gabriel:
Jon Hamm
Arthur Young:
Daniel Mays
Deirdre Young:
Sian Brooke
Thaddeus Dowling:
Nick Offerman
Sister Mary Loquacious:
Nina Sosanya
Archangel Michael:
Doon Mackichan
Adam Young:
Sam Taylor Buck
Freddie Mercury:
Ben Crowe
Sushi Chef:
Dai Tabuchi
Harriet Dowling:
Jill Winternitz
George Bush:
Alistair Findlay
Voice of George Bush:
Jim Meskimen
Mother Superior:
Susan Brown
Sister Theresa:
Maggie Service
Sister Grace:
Jasmine Hyde
Young Warlock:
Rocco Day
Disposable Demon:
Paul Adeyefa
Sandalphon:
Paul Chahidi
Tarquin:
Oscar Farren
Pepper:
Amma Ris
Wensleydale:
Alfie Taylor

The Gobetweenies

Series 2

Episode 6: The Next Story

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Lucy and Tom are not allowed a dog, but their dad is seeing an unstable pet shop owner. Stars Mark Bonnar. From August 2012. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Celebrities take on baking challenges for Sport Relief. Ed Byrne hosts as Alistair McGowan, Rochelle Humes, Doon Mackichan and Helen Skelton enter the Bake Off tent. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ed Byrne
Participant:
Alistair McGowan
Participant:
Rochelle Humes
Participant:
Doon Mackichan
Participant:
Helen Skelton
Participant:
Nicola Adams
Executive Producer:
Anna Beattie
Series Producer:
Samantha Beddoes

Comedy Connections

Series 3

Episode 1: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series charting the history of some of the best British comedy shows looks at the inside story of Monty Python's Flying Circus. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Doon Mackichan
Participant:
John Cleese
Participant:
Michael Palin
Participant:
Eric Idle
Participant:
Terry Gilliam
Participant:
Carol Cleveland
Participant:
John Howard Davies
Participant:
Paul Fox
Series Producer:
Toby Stevens