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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 HD

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

Five Days

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Intricate thriller which tracks five 24-hour periods following the abduction of a young mother. Leanne's body is discovered in a lake, and the family begins to turn on each other. Show more

Drama

Reading Europe - France: Three Strong Women

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

When Norah's terrifying father calls, she is forced to leave her home in Paris and journey to Dakar. Secrets from the past and horrors from the present are unveiled. Show more

Drama

Reading Europe - France: Three Strong Women

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

The lies Fanta's husband Rudy told in Senegal begin to catch up with them both. Can Rudy hold on to his life in France or will he be destined to follow his father's murderous path? Show more

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Aged 15, Maya visits her estranged father, where they go on a chaotic, surprising trip to Mexico. Stars Pippa Bennett Warner. Show more

Doctor Who

Twice Upon a Time

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for years

In the final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor's adventure, he must face his past to decide his future, discovering hope in his darkest moment. Show more

Contributors

The Doctor:
Peter Capaldi
The Doctor:
David Bradley
The Captain:
Mark Gatiss
The Glass Woman:
Nikki Amuka-Bird
German Soldier:
Toby Whithouse
The Doctor:
Jodie Whittaker
Producer:
Peter Bennett
Executive Producer:
Steven Moffat
Executive Producer:
Brian Minchin

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

After her traumatic experience, Maya meets her first life line in the guise of the refined Mrs. Flowers. Starring Indie Gjesdal. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

A teacher is determined to get black pupils at his school to engage, whether they like it or not. When his community turns against him, he loses everything.

Contributors

Director:
Ngozi Onwurah
Producer:
Anne Pivcevic
Joseph Pascale:
David Oyelowo
Executive Producer:
David Thompson
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon
Timothy:
David Gyasi

Genres

Formats

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A film poem by Owen Sheers, marking the seventieth anniversary, in 2018, of the birth of the NHS, which charts a day in the life of a modern-day regional hospital. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Pip Broughton
Producer:
Adrian Bate
Participant:
Michael Sheen
Participant:
Eve Myles
Participant:
Mali Jenkins
Participant:
George MacKay
Participant:
Nia Roberts
Participant:
Leighton Edwards
Participant:
Lolita Chakrabarti
Participant:
Martin Freeman
Participant:
Jonathan Pryce
Participant:
Tamsin Greig
Participant:
Susan Wokoma
Participant:
Siân Phillips
Participant:
Michelle Fairley
Participant:
Shelley Rees
Participant:
Rhashan Stone
Participant:
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Participant:
Memet Ali Alabora
Participant:
Elysia Welch
Participant:
Michelle Collins
Participant:
Arsher Ali
Participant:
Pinar Ogun
Participant:
Suzanne Packer
Participant:
Meera Syal
Participant:
Garyn Williams
Participant:
Lesley Manville
Participant:
Celia Imrie
Participant:
Nasser Memarzia

Inside No. 9

Series 2

Episode 4: Cold Comfort

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Chilling comedy. It is Andy's first day as a volunteer at the Comfort Support Line call centre. Is he really prepared for what is to come? Show more

Torchwood

Series 2

Episode 2: Sleeper

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Science-fiction and crime drama created by Russell T Davies. When a burglary turns into a slaughter, the team suspect alien involvement. Soon the whole planet is in danger.

Contributors

Captain Jack Harkness:
John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper:
Eve Myles
Owen Harper:
Burn Gorman
Director:
Brian Kelly
Toshiko Sato:
Naoko Mori
Ianto Jones:
Gareth David-Lloyd
David's Wife:
Claire Cage
Mr. Grainger:
Sean Carlsen
Mrs. Grainger:
Victoria Pugh

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Short Works

BBC National Short Story Award 2018

Synsepalum

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Five commissioned short stories to celebrate the BBC National Short Story Award. In Synsepalum by Irenosen Okojie, a mysterious tailor makes fantastic frocks for his clients. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Drama. High Court judge Fiona Maye is given the case of a 17-year-old Jehovah's Witness who refuses to undergo a blood transfusion for leukaemia that could save his life. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Ian McEwan
Kevin Henry:
Ben Chaplin
Mark Berner:
Anthony Calf
Fiona Maye:
Emma Thompson
Amadia Kalu QC:
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Nigel Pauling:
Jason Watkins
Director:
Richard Eyre
Professor Rodney Carter:
Nicholas Jones

Genres

Formats

Songs of Praise

Easter Celebration

Duration: 35 minutes

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

Aled Jones is joined by Stephen Tompkinson and Nikki Amuka-Bird to tell the story of the first Easter. Only Boys Aloud perform their version of The Lord's Prayer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aled Jones
Participant:
Stephen Tompkinson
Participant:
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Series Editor:
David Taviner
Executive Producer:
Tommy Nagra

House of Fools

Series 1

Episode 3: The Probation Affair

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom set in Vic and Bob's house. Bosh asks Vic, Bob, Julie and Beef to help convince his probation officer that he has become a decent member of society. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

Television adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestselling book. Natalie and Leah, friends who grew up together in north west London, find their lives taking them in different directions. Show more

The Novel

The Empire Writes Back

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The final episode of the series examines how the British Empire was celebrated in the novels of some writers and taken apart and upended by others. Show more

Death in Paradise

Series 3

Episode 7

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Detective drama series. Following a murder on a privately-owned island, DI Goodman and the team find themselves spending the night locked in a house with the killer. Show more

Contributors

DI Humphrey Goodman:
Kris Marshall
DS Camille Bordey:
Sara Martins
Officer Dwayne Myers:
Danny John-Jules
Officer Fidel Best:
Gary Carr
Terrance Jackson:
Jimmy Akingbola
Anna Jackson:
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Alexander Jackson:
Joseph Marcell
Emily Benoit:
Caroline Proust
Joseph Jackson:
Christopher Obi
Producer:
Tim Bradley
Director:
Richard Signy