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Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Part biopic, part musical and part fantasy, this is the inspirational and incredible true story of Neil Baldwin, a man who refused to accept the label of learning difficulties. Show more

Contributors

Lou Macari:
Tony Curran
Malcolm:
Greg McHugh
Ringmaster:
Paul Hunter
Rev McCoist:
Steven Cree
Lorry Driver:
Paul Bell
Security Guard:
Ben Abell
Registrar:
Michael Fox
Mr Saeed:
Pal Aron
Participant:
Gary Lineker
Participant:
Uriah Rennie
Participant:
Norman Barrett
Producer:
Katie Swinden
Director:
Julian Farino
Executive Producer:
Peter Bowker
Executive Producer:
Patrick Spence
Executive Producer:
Lucy Richer

The A Word

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Following Joe's autism diagnosis Paul, Alison and Rebecca clash over how best to deal with his first weeks at school. Maurice tries to avoid his singing teacher. Show more

Contributors

Alison Hughes:
Morven Christie
Paul Hughes:
Lee Ingleby
Eddie Scott:
Greg McHugh
Nicola Daniels:
Vinette Robinson
Joe Hughes:
Max Vento
Rebecca Hughes:
Molly Wright
Maurice Scott:
Christopher Eccleston
David Nowak:
Adam Wittek
Pavel Kaminski:
Tommie Grabiec
Maya Petrenko:
Julia Krynke
Tom Clarke:
Matt Greenwood
Luke Taylor:
Thomas Gregory
Ralph Wilson:
Leon Harrop
Sally:
Abby Ford
Louise Wilson:
Pooky Quesnel
Producer:
Marcus Wilson
Executive Producer:
Patrick Spence
Executive Producer:
Jenny Frayn
Executive Producer:
Peter Bowker
Executive Producer:
Avi Nir
Executive Producer:
Sara Johnson
Executive Producer:
Keren Margalit
Production Company:
undefined Keshet UK

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The A Word

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for years

The extended Hughes family reunites for Joe's fifth birthday party. Tensions soon rise when it's suggested that Joe has communication problems. Show more

Contributors

Alison Hughes:
Morven Christie
Paul Hughes:
Lee Ingleby
Eddie Scot:
Greg McHugh
Nicola Daniels:
Vinette Robinson
Joe Hughes:
Max Vento
Rebecca Hughes:
Molly Wright
Maurice Scott:
Christopher Eccleston
David Nowak:
Adam Wittek
Pavel Kaminski:
Tommie Grabiec
Sea Lily:
Verity Henry
Ralph Wilson:
Leon Harrop
Dr Eshell:
Siri Ellis
Dr Waite:
Mina Anwar
Receptionist:
Denice Hope
Producer:
Marcus Wilson
Executive Producer:
Patrick Spence
Executive Producer:
Jenny Frayn
Executive Producer:
Peter Bowker
Executive Producer:
Avi Nir
Executive Producer:
Sara Johnson
Executive Producer:
Keren Margalit
Production Company:
undefined Keshet UK

Genres

The A Word

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Alison is hit hard when Joe's helper Maya looks set to be deported. Paul and Eddie discover their wives both want different things. Show more

Contributors

Alison Hughes:
Morven Christie
Paul Hughes:
Lee Ingleby
Maurice Scott:
Christopher Eccleston
Eddie Scott:
Greg McHugh
Nicola Daniels:
Vinette Robinson
Joe Hughes:
Max Vento
Rebecca Hughes:
Molly Wright
Maya Petrenko:
Julia Krynke
David Nowak:
Adam Wittek
Pavel Kaminski:
Tommie Grabiec
PC Laing:
Lee Lomas
Luke Taylor:
Thomas Gregory
Tom Clarke:
Matt Greenwood
Inspector Bob Herd:
Adam Kotz
Miss Rees:
Sara Sadeghi
Louise Wilson:
Pooky Quesnel
Ralph Wilson:
Leon Harrop
Producer:
Marcus Wilson
Executive Producer:
Patrick Spence
Executive Producer:
Jenny Frayn
Executive Producer:
Peter Bowker
Executive Producer:
Avi Nir
Executive Producer:
Sara Johnson
Executive Producer:
Keren Margalit
Production Company:
undefined Keshet UK

Genres

The A Word

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Alison brokers a peace with Paul in time for the gastropub opening, but plans for their big day are ruined when Joe goes missing. Show more

Contributors

Alison Hughes:
Morven Christie
Paul Hughes:
Lee Ingleby
Maurice Scott:
Christopher Eccleston
Eddie Scott:
Greg McHugh
Nicola Daniels:
Vinette Robinson
Joe Hughes:
Max Vento
Rebecca Hughes:
Molly Wright
David Nowak:
Adam Wittek
Pavel Kaminski:
Tommie Grabiec
PC Laing:
Lee Lomas
Luke Taylor:
Thomas Gregory
Tom Clarke:
Matt Greenwood
Inspector Bob Herd:
Adam Kotz
Louise Wilson:
Pooky Quesnel
Ralph Wilson:
Leon Harrop
PC Plevin:
Anna Riding
Sally:
Abby Ford
Producer:
Marcus Wilson
Director:
Susan Tully
Executive Producer:
Patrick Spence
Executive Producer:
Jenny Frayn
Executive Producer:
Peter Bowker
Executive Producer:
Avi Nir
Executive Producer:
Sara Johnson
Executive Producer:
Keren Margalit
Production Company:
undefined Keshet UK

Genres

The A Word

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Alison gets a blast from her past when speech and language therapist Maggie arrives to assess Joe. For the family, it is time to face some uncomfortable truths.

Contributors

Alison Hughes:
Morven Christie
Paul Hughes:
Lee Ingleby
Maurice Scott:
Christopher Eccleston
Eddie Scott:
Greg McHugh
Nicola Daniels:
Vinette Robinson
Joe Hughes:
Max Vento
Rebecca Hughes:
Molly Wright
Maya Petrenko:
Julia Krynke
David Nowak:
Adam Wittek
Pavel Kaminski:
Tommie Grabiec
Maggie White:
Lisa Millett
Louise Wilson:
Pooky Quesnel
Luke Taylor:
Thomas Gregory
Tom Clarke:
Matt Greenwood
Hospital Receptionist:
Gillian Waugh
Ralph Wilson:
Leon Harrop
Sally:
Abby Ford
Producer:
Marcus Wilson
Executive Producer:
Patrick Spence
Executive Producer:
Jenny Frayn
Executive Producer:
Peter Bowker
Executive Producer:
Avi Nir
Executive Producer:
Sara Johnson
Executive Producer:
Keren Margalit
Production Company:
undefined Keshet UK

Genres

The A Word

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

An impromptu attempt to win Joe some friends leads to a breakthrough moment for Alison, but how long can it last? Maurice and Louise come to blows over Joe. Show more

Contributors

Alison Hughes:
Morven Christie
Paul Hughes:
Lee Ingleby
Maurice Scott:
Christopher Eccleston
Eddie Scott:
Greg McHugh
Nicola Daniels:
Vinette Robinson
Joe Hughes:
Max Vento
Rebecca Hughes:
Molly Wright
Maya Petrenko:
Julia Krynke
David Nowak:
Adam Wittek
Pavel Kaminski:
Tommie Grabiec
Louise Wilson:
Pooky Quesnel
Miss Rees:
Sara Sadeghi
Sally:
Abby Ford
Tom Clarke:
Matt Greenwood
Luke Taylor:
Thomas Gregory
Sarah Hibbs:
Gemma Paige North
Producer:
Marcus Wilson
Executive Producer:
Patrick Spence
Executive Producer:
Jenny Frayn
Executive Producer:
Peter Bowker
Executive Producer:
Avi Nir
Executive Producer:
Sara Johnson
Executive Producer:
Keren Margalit
Production Company:
undefined Keshet UK

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Front Row

Vermeer exhibition; tennis on film; pianist Mitsuko Uchida

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Michael Berkeley on the use of music in Vermeer's paintings, advice for writers from TV producers, tennis champions in new films, and pianist Mitsuko Uchida's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Berkeley
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Bowker
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Spence
Interviewed Guest:
Mitsuko Uchida