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Drama

Big Pies

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Comedy by Gill Adams about two lonely people and a lot of lying. Elaine and Ron are both too proud to admit what they are studying at night school or even that they like each other. Show more

Drama

Ian Kershaw - Alan and Jean's Incredible Journey

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Alan and Jean Warburton decide to spend their holiday in their bedroom. Poignant comedy drama starring Julie Hesmondhalgh.

New Tricks

Series 5

Episode 4: Loyalties and Royalties

Duration: 1 hour

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

Gerry meets his heroes, the 70s rock band Bad Faith, when the team investigate the death of its lead guitarist. Meanwhile, Brian finally tracks down Jack. Show more

Contributors

Brian Lane:
Alun Armstrong
Jack Halford:
James Bolam
Sandra Pullman:
Amanda Redman
Gerry Standing:
Dennis Waterman
D A C Strickland:
Anthony Calf
Esther Lane:
Susan Jameson
Paula Standing:
Paula Jennings
Lori Slade:
Angela Sims
Clive Evans:
Zig Byfield
Dave Dalston:
George Costigan
Gail Fletcher:
June Watson
Danny Jones:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Charlie Webber:
Peter Guinness
Stacey Anne Martin:
Amelda Brown
Ronnie Ross:
Keith Barron

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama which tells the story of comedian Tony Hancock's love affair with his friend John Le Mesurier's wife Joan, and her fight to save the man and his career. Show more

Contributors

Tony Hancock:
Ken Stott
John Le Mesurier:
Alex Jennings
Joan Le Mesurier:
Maxine Peake
Dr Newman:
Don Gallagher
Billy Marsh:
Geoff McGivern
Edward Joffe:
Peter Sullivan
Producer:
Simon Heath

Saturday Drama

Christopher Reason - The Confessions of Caminada

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. In 1889 a teen is convicted of murder, but a prominent social campaigner refuses to believe he is guilty. Stars George Costigan. Show more

Contributors

Jerome Caminada:
George Costigan
Annie Swinton:
Julia Ford
Father Dermot:
Russell Dixon
Bannister:
Russell Dixon
Charlie:
Oliver Lee
Director:
Gary Brown
Producer:
Gary Brown

Genres

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Drama series. Michaelis's suspicions threaten to scupper Verloc's plans, Heat faces the Professor's madness, and Winnie finds herself alone with Ossipon. Show more

Contributors

Verloc:
Toby Jones
The Professor:
Ian Hart
Vladimir:
David Dawson
Policeman:
Ian Dunn
Hedges:
Ash Hunter
Constable:
Martin Donaghy
Lady Blackwood:
Penny Downie
Annie Stone:
Selina Boyack
Sir Ethelred:
George Costigan
Morgue Attendant:
Chris Ryman
Production Company:
World Productions Limited

Duration: 56 minutes

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

Drama series. While Chief Inspector Heat struggles to makes sense of the plot behind the Greenwich bomb, Winnie is devastated by the news of Verloc's role in the outrage. Show more

Contributors

Verloc:
Toby Jones
The Professor:
Ian Hart
Vladimir:
David Dawson
Sir Ethelred:
George Costigan
Councillor Wurmt:
Philip Rosch
Hedges:
Ash Hunter
Police Constable:
Andrew Gourlay
Ticket Clerk:
Colin Little
Policeman:
Peter Collins
Ship's Steward:
Paul Donnelly
Lady Blackwood:
Penny Downie
Annie Stone:
Selina Boyack
Production Company:
World Productions Limited

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Drama series. London, 1886. Soho shopkeeper Verloc is paid by the Russian Embassy to spy on an anarchist cell. The Russians demand that Verloc orchestrates a bomb attack. Show more

Happy Valley

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 12 months

Drama series about a Yorkshire police sergeant. Tommy finds a way of keeping an eye on Ryan from behind bars. Catherine becomes a suspect after she discovers a dead body. Show more

Contributors

Catherine Cawood:
Sarah Lancashire
Clare Cartwright:
Siobhan Finneran
Lad 3:
Tom Kilby
Little Old Lady:
Margaret Jackman
Alison Garrs:
Susan Lynch
Daryl Garrs:
Robert Emms
Shafiq Shah:
Shane Zaza
John Wadsworth:
Kevin Doyle
Amanda Wadsworth:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
Jack Wadsworth:
Felix Johnson
Ann Gallagher:
James Senneck
Amber Wadsworth:
Madison Brown
Vicky Fleming:
Amelia Bullmore
Helen Gallagher:
Jill Baker
Nevison Gallagher:
George Costigan
Ann Gallagher:
Charlie Murphy
Gorkem Tekeli:
Mete Dursun
Andy Shepherd:
Vincent Franklin
Jodie Shackleton:
Katherine Kelly
Mike Taylor:
Rick Warden
Tommy Lee Royce:
James Norton
Neil Ackroyd:
Con O'Neill
Sean Balmforth:
Matthew Lewis
Ryan Cawood:
Rhys Connah
Daniel Cawood:
Karl Davies
Frances Drummond:
Shirley Henderson
Executive Producer:
Nicola Shindler

Gentleman Jack

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 8 months

Anne begins a playful but dangerous courtship of shy local heiress Miss Walker, who quickly finds herself captivated by the attention of her charismatic and unusual neighbour. Show more

Contributors

Anne Lister:
Suranne Jones
Ann Walker:
Sophie Rundle
Samuel Washington:
Joe Armstrong
Eliza Priestley:
Amelia Bullmore
Elizabeth Cordingley:
Rosie Cavaliero
James Holt:
George Costigan
Jeremiah Rawson:
Shaun Dooley
Christopher Rawson:
Vincent Franklin
Vere Hobart:
Jodhi May
Marian Lister:
Gemma Whelan
Aunt Anne Lister:
Gemma Jones
Jeremy Lister:
Timothy West
Executive Producer:
Faith Penhale
Executive Producer:
Laura Lankester
Production Company:
Lookout Point

Movie Connections

Series 2

Episode 8: Calendar Girls

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Documentary series telling the story of hit British movies. Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie and others discuss the making of 2003 hit Calendar Girls. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Ashley Jensen
Participant:
Helen Mirren
Participant:
Julie Walters
Participant:
Philip Glenister
Participant:
George Costigan
Participant:
Tim Firth
Participant:
Nigel Cole
Participant:
Suzanne Mackie
Participant:
Celia Imrie
Participant:
Geraldine James
Participant:
Juliette Towhidi
Participant:
Steve Clarke-Hall
Participant:
Penelope Wilton

The Great Train Robbery

Episode 2: A Copper's Tale

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Drama based on the true story of the investigation into the train robbery, spearheaded by the Flying Squad's DCS Tommy Butler and conducted under intense scrutiny. Show more

Contributors

DCS Tommy Butler:
Jim Broadbent
DCS Ernie Millen:
George Costigan
DI Frank Williams:
Robert Glenister
DS Jack Slipper:
Nick Moran
DS Maurice Ray:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Henry Brooke:
James Fox
John Wheater:
James Wilby
Bruce Reynolds:
Luke Evans
Journalist:
Bradley Snelling
DCS Malcolm Fewtrell:
Richard Hope
DS Steve Moore:
Tom Chambers
DC Tommy Thorburn:
James MacGregor
DCI Sid Bradbury:
John Salthouse
Jack Mills:
Eric Hulme
DC Keith Milner:
Tommy McDonnell
Roger Cordrey:
Nicholas Murchie
Emily Clarke:
Christine Cox
DS Stanley Davies:
Matthew Jure
Dr Ian Holden:
Tom Beard
Brian Field:
Del Synnott
Commander G Hatherill:
Ken Bones
Charlie Wilson:
Jack Roth
Gordon Goody:
Paul Anderson
Franny Reynolds:
Bethany Muir
Roy James:
Martin Compston
Ronnie Biggs:
Jack Gordon
John Daly:
James Bye
Court Clerk:
Anthony Hunt
Buster Edwards:
Neil Maskell
Director:
James Strong

Doctor Who

Voyage of the Damned

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

When disaster hits the Titanic, the Doctor uncovers a threat to the whole human race. Kylie Minogue guest stars. Show more

Contributors

The Doctor:
David Tennant
Astrid Peth:
Kylie Minogue
Captain Hardaker:
Geoffrey Palmer
Midshipman Frame:
Russell Tovey
Max Capricorn:
George Costigan
Rickston Slade:
Gray O'Brien
Chief Steward:
Andrew Havill
Foon Van Hoff:
Debbie Chazen
Morvin Van Hoff:
Clive Rowe
Mr Copper:
Clive Swift
Bannakaffalatta:
Jimmy Vee
Director:
James Strong
Wilfred Mott:
Bernard Cribbins
The Host:
Paul Kasey
Kitchen Hand:
Stefan Davis
Newsreader:
Jason Mohammad

Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One SouthLatest broadcast: on BBC One South

Comedy drama based on the true story of 12 Yorkshire ladies who find a compelling way to raise money for charity: a nude calendar. Stars Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. Show more

Contributors

Chris Harper:
Helen Mirren
Annie Clarke:
Julie Walters
John Clarke:
John Alderton
Lawrence Sertain:
Philip Glenister
Rod Harper:
Ciaran Hinds
Ruth Reynoldson:
Penelope Wilton
Eddie Reynoldson:
George Costigan
Director:
Nigel Cole
Producer:
Nick Barton
Writer:
Tim Firth

Formats

Casualty

Series 26

Episode 9: Mea Culpa

Duration: 49 minutes

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

Medical drama series. New ED doctor Sam Nichols arrives at Holby on loan from the army, while Noel feels that the angry public are getting too close for comfort. Show more

Contributors

Sam Nicholls:
Charlotte Salt
Jeff Collier:
Matt Bardock
Kathleen 'Dixie' Dixon:
Jane Hazlegrove
Nick Jordan:
Michael French
Tess Bateman:
Suzanne Packer
Zoe Hanna:
Sunetra Sarker
Scarlett Conway:
Madeleine Mantock
Noel Garcia:
Tony Marshall
Father Vincent McConnell:
George Costigan
Seonaidh Lucas:
Tracie Bennett
Paul Caffrey:
Danny Sapani
Helen Caffrey:
Angela Lonsdale
Father Joe Harvey:
Ray Emmet Brown
Producer:
Nicola Larder
Director:
Tim Leandro

Happy Valley

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Available for 12 months

Sergeant Cawood's world stops when the man who drove her daughter to suicide is released from prison, and Kevin's split-second decision devastates Nevison.

Contributors

Catherine Cawood:
Sarah Lancashire
Kevin Weatherill:
Steve Pemberton
Tommy Lee Royce:
James Norton
Lewis Whippey:
Adam Long
Ashley Cowgill:
Joe Armstrong
Nevison Gallagher:
George Costigan
Clare Cartwright:
Siobhan Finneran
Kirsten McAskill:
Sophie Rundle
Ann Gallagher:
Charlie Murphy
Richard Cawood:
Derek Riddell
Ryan Cawood:
Rhys Connah
Jenny Weatherill:
Julia Ford
Helen Gallagher:
Jill Baker
Shafiq Shah:
Shane Zaza
Melissa Weatherill:
Sydney Wade
Catriona Weatherill:
Maddie Barker
Jason Tindall:
James Varley
Liam Hughes:
James Burrows
Ros Cawood:
Kelly Harrison
Sam Cowgill:
Michael Hughes
Mrs Mukherjee:
Mina Anwar
Girl with Pushchair:
Nadia Nadry
Mrs Beresford:
Olwen May
Youth 1:
Ben Wright
Newsagent:
Moey Hassan
Director:
Euros Lyn
Producer:
Karen Lewis
Executive Producer:
Nicola Shindler
Executive Producer:
Sally Wainwright

Happy Valley

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 12 months

Drama series. Catherine's search for Tommy gains momentum when she receives a tip-off regarding his whereabouts. Helen absorbs the shock of hearing that Ann has been abducted.

Contributors

Catherine Cawood:
Sarah Lancashire
Kevin Weatherill:
Steve Pemberton
Tommy Lee Royce:
James Norton
Lewis Whippey:
Adam Long
Ashley Cowgill:
Joe Armstrong
Nevison Gallagher:
George Costigan
Clare Cartwright:
Siobhan Finneran
Kirsten McAskill:
Sophie Rundle
Ann Gallagher:
Charlie Murphy
Richard Cawood:
Derek Riddell
Ryan Cawood:
Rhys Connah
Jenny Weatherill:
Julia Ford
Helen Gallagher:
Jill Baker
Shafiq Shah:
Shane Zaza
Ros Cawood:
Kelly Harrison
Daniel Cawood:
Karl Davies
Lucy Cawood:
Amelia Young
Marcus Gascoigne:
Steven Hartley
Director:
Euros Lyn
Producer:
Karen Lewis
Executive Producer:
Nicola Shindler
Executive Producer:
Sally Wainwright