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Black Earth Rising

Series 1

Episode 8: The Forgiving Earth

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Drama series. While Michael works to expose an intricate conspiracy in London, Kate travels alone to Africa seeking the truth about her personal history. Show more

Contributors

Michael Ennis:
John Goodman
Kate Ashby:
Michaela Coel
President Bibi Mundanzi:
Abena Ayivor
Alice Munezero:
Noma Dumezweni
Patrice Ganimana:
Tyrone Huggins
Florence Karamera:
Emmanuel Imani
David Runihura:
Lucian Msamati
DRC Forest Guide:
Frederick Amugi
John Newfield:
Mark Underwood
Richard Ratzenburger:
Timothy Walker
Harper Hopkinson:
Michael Gould
Hana Ennis:
Malou Coindreau
John Kabera:
Leo Wringer
Nkanza a Nkanga:
Nicholas Beveney
Fred Sturridge:
Richard Dixon
Colonel Colbert:
Philip Arditti
Ed Holt:
Tom Pande
Kate's Father:
Cheikh Diop
Frank Munezero:
Treva Etienne
DRC Hospital Doctor:
Pascal Aka
Mary Mundanzi:
Mimi Ndiweni
Alice's Secretary:
Ronke Adekoluejo
Executive Producer:
Greg Brenman
Producer:
Abi Bach
Writer:
Hugo Blick
Producer:
Hugo Blick
Director:
Hugo Blick
Production Company:
Drama Republic Ltd

Genres

Doctors

Series 14

Episode 172: Thicker Than Water

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Jimmi is caught between medical ethics and legal boundaries when he tries to expose a live blood testing consultation. Chris spends a day with his dad. Show more

Contributors

Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Joseph Segunle:
Lucian Msamati
Mandy Marquez:
Danielle Henry
Dr Kevin Tyler:
Simon Rivers
Chris Reid:
Nathan Wright
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Mrs Tembe:
Lorna Laidlaw
Rob Hollins:
Chris Walker
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

Front Row

Playing Iago; Bridget Riley; Stephen Witt; Christopher Lee and Ron Moody remembered; Soweto Kinch on Ornette Coleman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson. Hugh Quarshie and Lucian Msamati on playing Othello and Iago, and Christopher Lee, Ron Moody and Ornette Coleman remembered. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Lucian Msamati
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Quarshie
Interviewed Guest:
Iqbal Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Robinson
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cork
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Newman
Interviewed Guest:
Soweto Kinch
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Death in Paradise

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 5 months

Detective drama series. DI Richard Poole struggles to muster that loving feeling for the local voodoo festival celebrating romance and friendship. Show more

Contributors

DI Richard Poole:
Ben Miller
DS Camille Bordey:
Sara Martins
Officer Dwayne Myers:
Danny John-Jules
Officer Fidel Best:
Gary Carr
Louis Nelson:
David Ajala
Nicole Seymour:
Stephanie Beacham
Roger Seymour:
James Cosmo
Alex Seymour:
Tom Ward
Kim Neville:
Estella Daniels
Dr Johnson:
Lucian Msamati
Producer:
Tim Key
Director:
Keith Boak

His Dark Materials

Series 1

The Lost Boy

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The alethiometer sends Lyra and Iorek on a new path, leading to a shocking but vital clue in her search to find her friend Roger and the other missing children.

Contributors

Lyra Belacqua:
Dafne Keen
Serafina Pekkala:
Ruta Gedmintas
Farder Coram:
James Cosmo
Dr Cooper:
Lia Williams
Carlo Boreal:
Ariyon Bakare
Lee Scoresby:
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Director:
Otto Bathurst
Producer:
Laurie Borg
Production Company:
Bad Wolf Productions

His Dark Materials

Series 1

The Daemon-Cages

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Available for years

Lyra discovers the horrific truth behind the Gobblers' activities in the North. She must use all her wits to help free those around her and avoid suffering a terrible fate.

Contributors

Lyra Belacqua:
Dafne Keen
Mrs Coulter:
Ruth Wilson
Serafina Pekkala:
Ruta Gedmintas
Farder Coram:
James Cosmo
Dr Cooper:
Lia Williams
Lee Scoresby:
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Director:
Euros Lyn
Producer:
Laurie Borg
Production Company:
Bad Wolf Productions

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Adaptation of Alexander McCall Smith's best-selling novel, directed by Anthony Minghella. Precious Ramotswe uses her inheritance to become Botswana's first female detective. Show more

Contributors

Mma Makutsi:
Anika Noni Rose
JLB Maketoni:
Lucian Msamati
Kremlin Busang:
David Oyelowo
Alice Busang:
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Daddy Bapetsi:
John Kani
Note Makoti:
Colin Salmon
Charlie Gotso:
Idris Elba
Lucky Sesana:
Tumisho Masha

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Series 1

Episode 1: The Big Bonanza

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Based on Alexander McCall Smith's novels. Botswana's No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency needs clients. Mma Makutsi prints up flyers, which seem to do the trick. Show more

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Series 1

Episode 2: Poison

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama. Mma Ramotswe gets caught between a dangerous case of ivory smuggling and a feuding family when she is asked to investigate the unusual behaviour of Rra Lisindi. Show more

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Series 1

Episode 3: The Boy with an African Heart

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama. Unsure whether he is still alive, Mma Ramotswe digs up the past of a son who has been missing for 10 years, only to uncover some shocking truths. Show more

Doctor Who

Series 5

Episode 6: The Vampires of Venice

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Corpses and terror fill the canals as the Doctor, Amy and Rory visit 16th century Venice.

Contributors

The Doctor:
Matt Smith
Amy Pond:
Karen Gillan
Isabella:
Alisha Bailey
Francesco:
Alex Price
Vampire Girls:
Gabriella Wilde
Vampire Girls:
Hannah Steele
Vampire Girls:
Elizabeth Croft
Vampire Girls:
Sonila Vjeshta
Vampire Girls:
Gabriela Montaraz
Steward:
Simon Gregor

Ashes to Ashes

Series 3

Episode 7

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Available for 11 months

Police drama. Having almost finished his report into Gene Hunt and his team, DCI Keats continues to push Alex to find out what really happened to Sam Tyler. Show more

Contributors

Alex Drake:
Keeley Hawes
Ray Carling:
Dean Andrews
Chris Skelton:
Marshall Lancaster
Shaz Granger:
Montserrat Lombard
Jim Keats:
Daniel Mays
Tobias Ndbele:
Lucian Msamati
Anders de Villiers:
Simon Kunz
Producer:
Howard Burch
Director:
David Drury
Pathologist:
Charlie Roe
South African Man:
Gabriel Fleary

15 Minute Drama

Assata Shakur - The FBI's Most Wanted Woman

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Marianne Jean-Baptiste plays Assata Shakur in debbie tucker green's dramatisation of Shakur's autobiography. Assata's political education begins in earnest. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Assata Shakur - The FBI's Most Wanted Woman

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

debbie tucker green's dramatisation of political activist Assata Shakur's autobiography. Shakur has become a member of the Black Panther party. Show more

Contributors

Black Panther Party Member:
Sarah Niles
White Liberal:
Natasha Cowley
Voice on Phone:
John Dougall
Black Panther Party Member Tony:
David Ajala
Radio Announcer:
Joseph Balderrama
Producer:
Mary Peate

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Assata Shakur - The FBI's Most Wanted Woman

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Marianne Jean-Baptiste plays Assata Shakur in debbie tucker green's dramatisation of Shakur's autobiography. Shakur is in jail awaiting trial with her friend Kamau. Show more

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Series 1

Episode 4: Problems in Moral Philosophy

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Mma Pekwane suspects her husband has bought a stolen car, so Mma Ramotswe offers some creative advice. Mma Makutsi embarks on her first case. Show more

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Series 1

Episode 5: Beauty and Integrity

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama based on Alexander McCall Smith's novels. Mma Makutsi investigates behaviour at a local beauty pageant. Meanwhile, Cephas Buthelezi opens a rival agency. Show more

Contributors

Mma Makutsi:
Anika Noni Rose
JLB Maketoni:
Lucian Msamati
Cephas Buthelezi:
Paterson Joseph
Two Shots Pulani:
Kenneth Nkosi
Mr Patel:
Harish Patel
Patricia's Aunt:
Ruth Moore
Director:
Tim Fywell

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Series 1

Episode 6: A Real Botswana Diamond

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

The No.1 Ladies are the latest victims of the Kgale Hill break-ins and Mma Ramotswe and JLB Matekoni's engagement is not going as smoothly as expected. Show more

Front Row

Victoria Wood remembered, Curtis Sittenfeld, Maya Sondhi, Lucian Msamati

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Victoria Wood is remembered, Curtis Sittenfeld's re-telling of Pride and Prejudice, Maya Sondhi's play on the sexualisation of teenagers, and Lucian Msamati on Iago. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Geoff Posner
Interviewed Guest:
Lucian Msamati
Interviewed Guest:
Curtis Sittenfeld
Interviewed Guest:
Maya Sondhi

Drama

When the Laughter Stops

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Sibusiso Mamba. Stand-up comic Rhakeele returns to Africa, hoping to reignite her and her husband's relationship and careers, but they soon find themselves out of their depth. Show more