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Duration: 1 hour

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

Experts re-examine the Gospel accounts of Jesus's life, from his controversial teaching in Galilee to the climax of his life in Jerusalem. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
David Suchet
Director:
David Batty
Executive Producer:
Hannah Leade
Executive Producer:
Ray Bruce
Executive Producer:
James A Osmond

Waking the Dead

Series 7

Part 2: Skin - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One South East

Available for 8 months

Crime series. Boyd and the team have to uncover the awful truth behind the murder of a neo-Nazi in order to save a young boy's life. Show more

Contributors

Det Supt Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr Eve Lockhart:
Tara Fitzgerald
DI Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
DC Stella Goodman:
Felicite Du Jeu
Natalie Brown:
Jo Woodcock
Raymond Ayanike:
Cyril Nri
Terry Wilson:
John Dougall
George / Sam:
Johnny Palmiero
Marie Waters:
Kelly Hunter
Rashid Said:
Selva Rasalingam
Martin Armstrong:
Russell Boulter
Selim Said:
Sagar Radia
Charlie Ayanike:
David Gyasi
Dr Emma McKenna:
Michelle Bonnard
Producer:
Colin Wratten

Waking the Dead

Series 7

Part 1: Skin - Part 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 8 months

Crime series. The cold case squad find a dead neo-Nazi hidden in an air conditioner duct of an empty car park, but soon uncover some far-reaching links in the case. Show more

Contributors

Det Supt Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr Eve Lockhart:
Tara Fitzgerald
DI Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
DC Stella Goodman:
Felicite Du Jeu
Natalie Brown:
Jo Woodcock
Raymond Ayanike:
Cyril Nri
Terry Wilson:
John Dougall
George / Sam:
Johnny Palmiero
Marie Waters:
Kelly Hunter
Rashid Said:
Selva Rasalingam
Martin Armstrong:
Russell Boulter
Selim Said:
Sagar Radia
Charlie Ayanike:
David Gyasi
Dr Emma McKenna:
Michelle Bonnard
Producer:
Colin Wratten

Midnight's Children

Part 2: The Birth of a Nation

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Saleem is born on the stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947, at the exact moment of Partition. Show more

Contributors

Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
The Midwife:
Renu Brindle
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Harmonium Player:
Kiran Thakrar
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Part 1: The Perforated Sheet

Duration: 57 minutes

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

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India, an ambitious dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Aziz:
Meera Syal
Emerald:
Deeivya Meir
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
The Hummingbird:
Sagar Arya
Major Zulfikar:
Ace Bhatti
Ramram Seth:
Sagar Arya
The Girl:
Shreya Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Part 5: Alpha and Omega

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic, dramatised by Ayeesha Menon. Saleem continues to talk telepathically to all the other Midnight's Children. Show more

Contributors

Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Homi Catrack:
Kulvinder Ghir
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Lila Sabarmati:
Maya Sondhi
Naseem:
Meera Syal
Young Shiva:
Nael Ameen
Young Parvati:
Nikita Mehta
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

2. The Birth of a Nation

Duration: 1 hour

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

Saleem is born at the exact moment of Partition. Salman Rushdie's novel of love, history and magic starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

3. All India Radio

Duration: 1 hour

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

Young Saleem discovers he has the power of telepathy. Salman Rushdie's novel of love, history and magic starring Zain Syed. Show more

Contributors

Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Fall of the Shah

Ep 3. An audience with the Ayatollah

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for years

The man behind the protests. In episode three of the drama, a young journalist goes to France to meet the Ayatollah. #FalloftheShah

Contributors

Carole Bauman:
Clare Corbett
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh:
Philip Arditti
Ebrahim Yazdi:
Paul Chahidi
The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
American journalist:
David Seddon
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 5. A passion play

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Available for years

The Americans are arguing with themselves. Should the US support the Shah? Meanwhile, there’s more violence on the Iranian streets. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

Zbigniew Brzezinski:
Sam Dale
Gary Sick:
David Seddon
Warren Christopher:
Don Gilet
President Carter:
Nathan Osgood
The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 6. Shah raft

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for years

The Shah is forced to quit Iran to make way for the new prime minister. Sharpour Bakhtiar is a liberal – and a former prisoner of the Shah. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

General Gharabaghi:
Vincent Ebrahim
Sharpour Bakhtiar:
Peter Polycarpou
William Sullivan:
Tony Turner
The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 7. The return of the hidden imam

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service AustralasiaLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for years

Millions gather in Iran’s streets to welcome the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini. But can the new prime minister maintain order? #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh:
Philip Arditti
Carole Bauman:
Clare Corbett
Sharpour Bakhtiar:
Peter Polycarpou
General Gharabaghi:
Vincent Ebrahim
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 8. The collapse

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World ServiceLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Available for years

Protesters surround the US Embassy. Meanwhile, there’s a power clash in the race to become Iran’s new prime minister. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

William Sullivan:
Tony Turner
Zbigniew Brzezinski:
Sam Dale
Gary Sick:
David Seddon
Warren Christopher:
Don Gilet
Sharpour Bakhtiar:
Peter Polycarpou
General Gharabaghi:
Vincent Ebrahim
Carole Bauman:
Clare Corbett
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh:
Philip Arditti
Sadegh Khalkhali:
Bhasker Patel
Ebrahim Yazdi:
Paul Chahidi
The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 9. God’s government

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World ServiceLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for years

Enemies are put on trial as Ayatollah Khomeini consolidates his power. But is this justice, or a desire for revenge? #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh:
Philip Arditti
Ebrahim Yazdi:
Paul Chahidi
Sadegh Khalkhali:
Bhasker Patel
Carole Bauman:
Clare Corbett
Zbigniew Brzezinski:
Sam Dale
Warren Christopher:
Don Gilet
President Carter:
Nathan Osgood
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Duration: 45 minutes

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

An account of the life of Jesus of Nazareth based on the Gospel of John. Jesus is sentenced, crucified and buried, but some time later, reports circulate that his tomb is empty. Show more

Contributors

James Son of Zebedee:
Abdelilah Wahbi
Bartholomew:
Mohamed N'Mila
James Son of Alphaeus:
Noureddina Cherfaoui
Simon the Zealot:
Dahabi Bouragate
Judas Iscariot:
El Dejjiti
Mary Magdalene:
Leila El Fadili
Nicodemus:
Hassan Mejlale
Samaritan Woman:
Ilhan Oujri Oujri
Pharisee:
Baala Mohamed
Production Company:
Big Book Media
Production Company:
CTVC
Director:
David Batty
Producer:
Hannah Leader
Associate Producer:
Ray Bruce

Duration: 1 hour

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

An account of the life of Jesus of Nazareth based on the Gospel of John. Jesus becomes a popular figure, if sometimes misunderstood by the crowds. Narrated by David Harewood. Show more

Contributors

James Son of Zebedee:
Abdelilah Wahbi
Bartholomew:
Mohamed N'Mila
James Son of Alphaeus:
Noureddina Cherfaoui
Simon the Zealot:
Dahabi Bouragate
Judas Iscariot:
El Dejjiti
Mary Magdalene:
Leila El Fadili
Nicodemus:
Hassan Mejlale
Samaritan Woman:
Ilhan Oujri Oujri
Pharisee:
Baala Mohamed
Production Company:
Big Book Media
Production Company:
CTVC
Director:
David Batty
Producer:
Hannah Leader
Associate Producer:
Ray Bruce

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Comedy about three luckless friends who try to pay off a gambling debt with the help of a greyhound who is a natural hare courser. With Allen Leech and Ciaran Nolan. Show more

Contributors

Mo Chara:
Allen Leech
JP McCallion:
Sean McGinley
Fergie:
Pat Shortt
Sheik Aga Fayed:
Selva Rasalingam

Formats

Duration: 1 hour

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

An account of the life of Jesus of Nazareth based on the Gospel of John. Narrated by David Harewood. Show more

Contributors

James Son of Zebedee:
Abdelilah Wahbi
Bartholomew:
Mohamed N'Mila
James Son of Alphaeus:
Noureddina Cherfaoui
Simon the Zealot:
Dahabi Bouragate
Judas Iscariot:
El Dejjiti
Mary Magdalene:
Leila El Fadili
Nicodemus:
Hassan Mejlale
Samaritan Woman:
Ilhan Oujri Oujri
Pharisee:
Baala Mohamed
Production Company:
Big Book Media
Production Company:
CTVC
Director:
David Batty
Producer:
Hannah Leader
Associate Producer:
Ray Bruce

Hustle

Series 8

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 2 months

Drama series about a group of con artists. It is the end of the road for Mickey and the gang, but will they go out in a shower of money or a hail of bullets? Show more

Contributors

Mickey Stone:
Adrian Lester
Albert Stroller:
Robert Vaughn
Ash Morgan:
Robert Glenister
Sean Kennedy:
Matt Di Angelo
Emma Kennedy:
Kelly Adams
Stacie Monroe:
Jaime Murray
Madani Wasem:
Abhin Galeya
Pinstripe 1:
William Ellis
Pinstripe 2:
Grant Ibbs
Producer:
Jane Hudson
Director:
Alrick Riley

Genres

Midnight's Children

Part 3: Snakes and Ladders

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Born at the moment of India's Partition, Saleem grows up in the care of two adoring mothers. Show more

Contributors

Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Mrs Ibrahim:
Rina Mahoney
Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti