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Iris Murdoch: The Sea, the Sea

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A distinguished theatre director decides to retire to a remote house by the sea, only to find his past catches up with him. Starring Jeremy Irons. Show more

Contributors

Charles Arrowby:
Jeremy Irons
Lizzie Scherer:
Joanna David
Gilbert Opian:
Anthony Calf
Peregrine Arbelow:
Tim McInnerny
Rosina Vamburgh:
Sara Kestelman
Hartley Fitch:
Maggie Steed
Ben Fitch:
David Horovitch
James Arrowby:
Simon Williams
Arkwright:
Nick Underwood
Young Charles:
Fred Fergus
Young Hartley:
Eleanor Crosswell
Adaptor:
Robin Brooks

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

An intimate and revealing portrait of Sir James Galway, charting his rise from humble beginnings to the top of the classical music world. Narrated by Jeremy Irons. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
James Galway
Narrator:
Jeremy Irons
Participant:
Melvyn Bragg
Participant:
Bill Whelan
Participant:
Leonard Slatkin
Producer:
Tony Curry
Executive Producer:
Michael Fanning
Executive Producer:
Justin Binding
Executive Producer:
Greg Sanderson
Executive Producer:
Sarah Ryder

Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Retelling of the legend of the infamous 18th-century Venetian lover. Casanova (Heath Ledger) is told to clean up his act and marry a virgin, but opts to pursue her sister instead. Show more

Contributors

Casanova:
Heath Ledger
Francesca Bruni:
Sienna Miller
Paprizzio:
Oliver Platt
Andrea:
Lena Olin
Dalfonso:
Ken Stott
Casanova's Mother:
Helen McCrory
Mother's Lover/Tito:
Leigh Lawson
The Doge:
Tim McInnerny
Giovanni Bruni:
Charlie Cox
Producer:
Betsy Beers
Producer:
Mark Gordon

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 3

Episode 7: Jeremy Irons

Duration: 1 hour

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

Celebrities trace their ancestry. Jeremy Irons, an Irish resident and married to an Irishwoman, wants to know if the affinity he feels with Ireland has a genetic link. Show more

Drama

Iris Murdoch: The Sea, the Sea

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Charles pursues his adolescent love to redeem past misdemeanours but a young man on his own mission appears. Stars Jeremy Irons. Show more

Contributors

Charles Arrowby:
Jeremy Irons
Gilbert Opian:
Anthony Calf
Titus Fitch:
Matthew Tennyson
Hartley Fitch:
Maggie Steed
Rosina Vamburgh:
Sara Kestelman
Ben Fitch:
David Horovitch
James Arrowby:
Simon Williams
Peregrine Arbelow:
Tim McInnerny
Lizzie Scherer:
Joanna David
Arkwright:
Nick Underwood
Adaptor:
Robin Brooks

Genres

Shakespeare Uncovered

Episode 5: Jeremy Irons on the Henrys

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Jeremy Irons uncovers the extraordinary appeal of Shakespeare's History Plays. He unravels the differences between the real history and the drama that Shakespeare creates. Show more

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 3: Henry IV - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts to separate Falstaff from Prince Hal. Show more

Contributors

Henry IV:
Jeremy Irons
Prince Hal:
Tom Hiddleston
Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
Northumberland:
Alun Armstrong
Shallow:
David Bamber
Lady Northumberland:
Niamh Cusack
Kate Percy:
Michelle Dockery
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Warwick:
Iain Glen
Archbishop of York:
Nicholas Jones
Westmoreland:
James Laurenson
Lord Chief Justice:
Geoffrey Palmer
Doll Tearsheet:
Maxine Peake
Hastings:
Adam Kotz
Lancaster:
Henry Faber
Mowbray:
Pip Torrens
Silence:
Tim McMullan
Coleville:
Dominic Rowan
Falstaff's Page:
Billy Matthews
Director:
Richard Eyre

Genres

The Film Programme

Jeremy Irons on Trashed; new Pierce Brosnan romcom Love Is All You Need

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Film news. Francine Stock talks to Jeremy Irons about global waste documentary Trashed, and asks if films can really change the world. Plus Susanne Bier on reinventing the romcom. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes

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

Drama based on Pascal Mercier's bestseller. A desperate young woman and an intriguing book send staid Swiss professor Raimund Gregorius on a sudden quest to Portugal. Show more

Contributors

Raimund Gregorius:
Jeremy Irons
Amadeu de Prado:
Jack Huston
Older Joao Eca:
Tom Courtenay
Young Estefania:
Melanie Laurent
Young Jorge O'Kelly:
August Diehl
Older Adriana:
Charlotte Rampling
Father Bartolomeu:
Christopher Lee
Older Jorge O'Kelly:
Bruno Ganz
Older Estefania:
Lena Olin
Young Joao:
Marco D'Almeida
Young Adriana:
Beatriz Batarda
Catarina Mendez:
Sarah Buhlmann
Judge Prado:
Burghart Klaussner
Young Father Bartolomeu:
Filipe Vargas
Older Clotilde:
Jane Thorne
Director:
Bille August

Genres

Formats

Racing Legends

Series 2

Episode 2: Graham Hill

Duration: 1 hour

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

Motoring enthusiasts tell the story of Britain's racing legends. Jeremy Irons examines the life and cars of one of his heroes, motor racing champion Graham Hill. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

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

Drama in which an 18th-century Jesuit priest establishes a mission in the South American jungle and recruits the help of a former slave trader paying penance for his past sins. Show more

Contributors

Rodrigo Mendoza:
Robert De Niro
Father Gabriel:
Jeremy Irons
Cardinal Altamirano:
Ray McAnally
Fielding:
Liam Neeson
Felipe Mendoza:
Aidan Quinn
Carlotta:
Cherie Lunghi
Cabeza:
Chuck Low
Indian Boy:
Bercelio Moya
Director:
Roland Joffe
Producer:
Fernando Ghia
Producer:
David Puttnam
Director of photography:
Chris Menges

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Third in the series of high-speed action thrillers about a maverick, death-defying New York cop who pulls out all the stops to save Manhattan from a crazed bomber. Show more

Contributors

John McClane:
Bruce Willis
Simon Gruber:
Jeremy Irons
Zeus Carver:
Samuel L Jackson
Joe Lambert:
Graham Greene
Connie Kowalski:
Colleen Camp
Inspector Walter Cobb:
Larry Bryggman
Ricky Walsh:
Anthony Peck
Mathias Targo:
Nicholas Wyman
Charles Weiss:
Kevin Chamberlin
Officer Jane:
Sharon Washington
Dr Fred Schiller:
Stephen Pearlman
Composer:
Michael Kamen
Director of photography:
Peter Menzies

HARDtalk

Jeremy Irons

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

Stephen Sackur meets British actor Jeremy Irons. He's just finished making a documentary about the toxic waste polluting our planet. Could his strong opinions get him into trouble? Show more

Contributors

Interviewer:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Irons

Front Row

Zaha Hadid, Ronnie Corbett, Jeremy Irons

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Ronnie Corbett and Zaha Hadid are remembered, and Jeremy Irons talks about his latest film, The Man Who Knew Infinity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Cook
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Levete
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Pearman
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Irons
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Punt
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Jackson

Front Row

Jeremy Irons and Richard Eyre celebrate Bristol Old Vic's 250th, Disorder, 10 Cloverfield Lane

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including Jeremy Irons, Lesley Manville and Richard Eyre on Long Day's Journey into Night at Bristol Old Vic and a review of 10 Cloverfield Lane. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Irons
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Manville
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Winocour
Interviewed Guest:
Matthias Schoenaerts
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey

The Pallisers

Episode 21

Duration: 52 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Based on the six political novels by Anthony Trollope. The party at Gatherum is in full swing and Ferdinand Lopez has managed to secure an invitation. Show more

Contributors

Glenorca M'Cluskie:
Susan Hampshire
Barrington Erle:
Moray Watson
Marie Finn:
Barbara Murray
Plantagenet Palliser:
Philip Latham
Dolly Longstaffe:
Donald Pickering
Duke of St Bungay:
Roger Livesey
Ferdinand Lopez:
Stuart Wilson
Emily Lopez:
Sheila Ruskin
Abel Wharton:
Brewster Mason
Sir Orlando Drought:
Basil Dignam
Silverbridge:
Anthony Andrews
Frank Tregear:
Jeremy Irons
Director:
Hugh David

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

With shadow chancellor John McDonnell, business secretary Sajid Javid and actor Jeremy Irons. Allison Pearson, Stephanie Flanders and Paul Mason review the papers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Participant:
John McDonnell
Participant:
Sajid Javid
Participant:
Jeremy Irons
Participant:
Allison Pearson
Participant:
Stephanie Flanders
Participant:
Paul Mason
Performer:
Charles Owen
Editor:
Rob Burley