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Olympics

2020

Day 14: Extra

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Jeanette Kwakye and Nihal Arthanayake wrap up the best of the action from day 14 of the Olympics, including the final of the sport climbing. Show more

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Olympics

2020

Day 11: Extra

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 10 months

Nihal Arthanayake experiences the grace, strength and skill of the world’s top gymnasts as they perform intricate and explosive acrobatic moves in their quest for gold. Show more

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Olympics

2020

Day 7: Extra

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Jeanette Kwakye and Nihal Arthanayake take a look back over some of the standout action in Tokyo today, which saw Britain’s Kye Whyte go for glory in the BMX racing finals. Show more

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Olympics

2020

Day 6: Extra

Duration: 49 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Simone Biles is the likely star of this show as Jeanette Kwakye and Nihal Arthanayake take a look back over some of the standout action in Tokyo today. Show more

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Olympics

2020

Day 15: Extra

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Jeanette Kwakye and Nihal Arthanayake introduce highlights of a men’s football final that fans hope will match the drama of the gold medal match at the last Olympics. Show more

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CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Episode 513: Nihal Arthanayake - Tinysaurus

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Available for 3 months

Nihal Arthanayake reads tonight's bedtime story. Tinysaurus can't wait to be as big as Bigsissysaurus, but his small size could help save the day. Show more

A Good Read

Mark Ravenhill and DJ Nihal

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

4 Extra Debut. Mark Ravenhill, DJ Nihal and Harriett Gilbert on books by James Ellroy, Nadine Gordimer and Wolfgang von Goethe. From 2013. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ravenhill
Interviewed Guest:
Nihal Arthanayake
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

Winter Walks

Series 2

Nihal Arthanayake

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One North West

Available for 5 months

BBC presenter and radio host Nihal Arthanayake explores coast and countryside around the Cumbria and Lancashire border, embracing moments of solitude and reflection along the way. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Series Producer:
Cy Chadwick

The Dog Ate My Homework

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Two teams fight it out to dodge detention. The superstudent team captains are joined by Jermain Jackman, Bobby Lockwood, comedian Katherine Ryan and presenter Nihal Arthanayake. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Iain Stirling
Team Captain:
Michael undefined
Team Captain:
Sarah undefined
Panellist:
Katherine Ryan
Panellist:
Bobby Lockwood
Panellist:
Jermain Jackman
Dinner Lady:
Susan Morrison
Dancing Dog:
Ian West
Director:
Pati Marr
Series Producer:
Margaret-Anne Docherty
Executive Producer:
Sara Harkins

CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Episode 534: Nihal Arthanayake - When Betsy Came to Babysit

First broadcast: on CBeebies HDLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

A story read by Nihal Arthanayake. Ria and Josh love playing around when they have a babysitter but they may have met their match.

Saturday Review

Hull, City of Culture: Richard Bean's The Hypocrite, Helen Dunmore, Radio 4's Mars Season, Elle

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Hull, City of Culture, including Richard Bean's The Hypocrite, Helen Dunmore's Birdcage Walk, Radio 4's Mars Season, Isabel Huppert in Verhoeven's prizewinning noir thriller Elle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Moggach
Interviewed Guest:
Nihal Arthanayake
Interviewed Guest:
Joolz Denby
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Front Row Late

Series 1

Episode 1: Nihal Arthanayake, Viv Groskop and Wolf Alice

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Giles Coren is joined by radio DJ Nihal Arthanayake and writer and comedian Viv Groskop to cherry-pick the best of the cultural week. Wolf Alice perform live in the studio. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Giles Coren
Interviewed Guest:
Nihal Arthanayake
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Performer:
Wolf Alice
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Olympics

2020

Day 8: Extra

Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Join Jeanette Kwakye and Nihal Arthanayake as they find out how the GB team got on in the inaugural Olympic triathlon mixed team relay in Tokyo. Show more

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Olympics

2020

Day 5: Extra

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Jeanette Kwakye and Nihal Arthanayake cast their eye over the best of the action from another hectic day at Tokyo 2020, which featured Olympic history in the making. Show more

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Desi DNA

Series 4

Episode 8

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Asian arts and lifestyle magazine. In current British-Asian literature, is it essential to write about identity and culture to have a bestseller? Show more

Desi DNA

Series 4

Episode 10

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Asian arts, culture and entertainment magazine, including the Hindu and Muslim groups that are setting the standard in youth activism, and a preview of the annual Indian Oscars. Show more

We Need Answers

Series 2

Episode 12: Music, Fauna and Smut

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy quiz show. Daily Mail columnist Rowan Pelling competes against Radio One DJ Nihal Arthanayake in answering questions set by members of the public. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Watson
Presenter:
Alex Horne
Presenter:
Tim Key
Participant:
Rowan Pelling
Participant:
Nihal Arthanayake
Producer:
Simon London
Executive Producer:
Jo Sargent
Director:
Nick Wood