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Father Brown

Series 5

Episode 10: The Alchemist's Secret

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Period drama series. Father Brown must investigate a 300-year-old secret hidden in a university in order to save an old friend.

Contributors

Director:
Simon Gibney
Executive Producer:
Will Trotter
Father Brown:
Mark Williams
Mrs McCarthy:
Sorcha Cusack
Inspector Mallory:
Jack Deam
Professor Hilary Ambrose:
James Laurenson
Timothy Hargreaves:
Richard Southgate
Malcolm Pendle:
Danny Webb
Stanley Crawford:
Steve Furst
Victoria Nicholson:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
The Architect:
Michael Vivian
The Alchemist:
Darren Strange
Sergeant Goodfellow:
John Burton

Drama

A Sleepwalk on the Severn

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Award-winning poet Alice Oswald's extraordinary evocation of the experience of moonrise over the Severn Estuary. Set to original music by Roger Goula. Show more

Contributors

Performer:
Ron Cook
Performer:
Sam Dale
Performer:
Emma Fielding
Performer:
James Laurenson
Performer:
Helen Longworth

Genres

Brand

Drama

Cagney and Lacey

Series 3

Episode 5: Baby Broker

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Crime drama following two female detectives in the NYPD. Cagney and Lacey investigate a baby broker who is selling babies to rich families for huge amounts.

Contributors

Christine Cagney:
Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey:
Tyne Daly
Bert Samuels:
Al Waxman
Mark Petrie:
Carl Lumbly
Victor Isbecki:
Martin Kove
Paul LaGuardia:
Sidney Clute
Harvey Lacey:
John Karlen
Josh Richards:
James Laurenson
Mrs Rosenmeyer:
Estelle Getty

Duration: 15 minutes

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

An elderly man addresses a group gathered in a boardroom, telling them a story about a girl he once knew. By Stefano Benni. Show more

Contributors

Translation:
Alta Price
Abridger:
Jill Waters
Producer:
Jill Waters

Genres

Formats

Hamlet

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The king of Denmark has died, and the throne has been claimed by his brother Claudius. Stars Jamie Parker and Paul Hilton. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Series

Hamlet

Hamlet

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The ghost of his father has told Hamlet he was murdered by Claudius. Hamlet wants revenge, but is it true? Stars Jamie Parker. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Series

Hamlet

Father Brown

Series 2

Episode 5: The Mysteries of the Rosary

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Series based on the novels of GK Chesterton. Father Brown and Sid go on a quest to find a mythical rosary when an old friend disappears. Show more

Contributors

Prof Hilary Ambrose:
James Laurenson
Bishop Talbot:
Malcolm Storry
Father Ignatius:
Anton Lesser
Lady Felicia:
Nancy Carroll
Father Brown:
Mark Williams
Mrs McCarthy:
Sorcha Cusack
Sid Carter:
Alex Price
Peter:
Ben Wilby
Inspector Sullivan:
Tom Chambers
SGT Allbright:
Keith Osborn
Archie Fernsley:
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Director:
Ian Barber
Series Producer:
Sam Hill
Executive Producer:
Will Trotter

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A fantastical re-imagining of the events of 1979, when Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open. Show more

Contributors

John Cleese:
Darren Boyd
Michael Palin:
Charles Edwards
Eric Idle/Disciple/Rabbi:
Steve Punt
Terry Jones:
Rufus Jones
Graham Chapman:
Tom Fisher
Terry Gilliam:
Phil Nichol
Barry Atkins:
Simon Greenall
US News Reporter/BBFC Rep:
Robin Sebastian
Nun/Montage Woman:
Belinda Stewart-Wilson
Black Panther/Montage Man:
Micah Balfour
Harry Balls/News Vendor:
Paul Chahidi
Prod Person/Sam Lowry:
Ian Bonar
PA to Head of Rude Words:
Selina Griffiths
Alan Dick/Desmond Lovely:
Jason Thorpe
Dog Walker/Petitioner:
Geoff McGivern
Andrew Thorogood:
Mark Heap
BBC Head of Rude Words:
Alex Macqueen
Gareth Nice/Angry Viewer:
David Birrell
Bernard Barnard QC:
Rupert Vansittart
Richard Klein:
Martin Marquez
Malcolm Muggeridge:
Michael Cochrane
BBC Head of Firing/Cabbie:
Kim Wall
Mervyn Stockwood:
Roy Marsden
Archbishop of York:
James Laurenson
Tim Rice:
Tom Price
Producer:
Polly Leys
Producer:
Kate Norrish
Executive Producer:
Matthew Read
Director:
Owen Harris
Writer:
Tony Roche

Genres

Hamlet

Episode 3

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Trying to discover if Claudius murdered his father, Hamlet arranges for a play to be performed at court. Stars Jamie Parker. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Series

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The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 2: Henry IV - Part 1

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

When King Henry is threatened by rebellion led by Hotspur, his dissolute son Prince Hal must join him to defeat the rebels and fight Hotspur in single combat. Show more

Contributors

Henry IV:
Jeremy Irons
Prince Hal:
Tom Hiddleston
Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
Northumberland:
Alun Armstrong
Kate Percy:
Michelle Dockery
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Worcester:
David Hayman
Westmoreland:
James Laurenson
Mortimer:
Harry Lloyd
Doll Tearsheet:
Maxine Peake
Glendower:
Robert Pugh
Lady Mortimer:
Alex Clatworthy
Lancaster:
Henry Faber
Vernon:
Mark Tandy
Coleville:
Dominic Rowan
Sheriff:
John Ashton
Hotspur's Servant:
Jim Bywater
Director:
Richard Eyre

Genres

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

Drama

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Marlbourne Point Mystery

Episode 1: The Marlbourne Point Mystery

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Mystery by Bert Coules, inspired by the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A disused lighthouse on a remote stretch of the Kent coast is the scene of a bizarre double death. Show more

Drama

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Marlbourne Point Mystery

Episode 2: The Marlbourne Point Mystery

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Bert Coules, inspired by the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The shocking truth behind the mystery of the politician, the lighthouse and the trained cormorant is revealed. Show more

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 4: Henry V

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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

Henry V, now settled on the throne, faces a challenge from France. England prepares for war, and Henry leads his men across the channel where they will meet the enemy at Agincourt. Show more

Contributors

Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
The Chorus:
John Hurt
Thomas Erpingham:
Paul Freeman
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Duke of Burgundy:
Richard Griffiths
Duke of York:
Paterson Joseph
Westmorland:
James Laurenson
Archbishop of Canterbury:
Malcolm Sinclair
Captain Fluellen:
Owen Teale
Princess Katherine:
Melanie Thierry
Charles, King of France:
Lambert Wilson
Louis, the Dauphin:
Edward Akrout
Corporal Nym:
Tom Brooke
The Constable of France:
Maxime Lefrancois
Duke of Orleans:
Stanley Weber
Williams:
Gwilym Lee
Earl of Salisbury:
Richard Clothier
Bishop of Ely:
Nigel Cooke
Falstaff's Boy:
George Sargeant
Director:
Thea Sharrock

Genres

Hustle

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 12 months

Long con expert Mickey reunites his old team with the promise of one last score. The target is a greedy businessman tempted by the chance to make a fast buck on the stock market. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Stone:
Adrian Lester
Danny Blue:
Marc Warren
Ash Morgan:
Robert Glenister
Stacie Monroe:
Jaime Murray
Albert Stroller:
Robert Vaughn
Peter Williams:
James Laurenson
Neil Cooper/DePalma:
Tom Mannion
DS Terri Hodges:
Liz May Brice
DCI Mullens:
Ken Bones
Barman Eddie:
Rob Jarvis

Quacks

Series 1

Episode 5: The Bishop's Appendix

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy. John falls in love with Nicola Bell from the apothecary, but she is promised to another man. Can John see off his rival? Show more

Contributors

Mrs Roberts:
Rebecca Gethings
Caroline:
Lydia Leonard
Bishop Of Lambeth:
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Dr Wyatt:
David Bamber
Fitz The Guard:
Andy Linden
Nicola Bell:
Miranda Hennessy
Mrs Agar:
Marcia Warren
Working Girl 1:
Sarah Hoare
Working Girl 2:
Bunmi Mojekwu
Producer:
Imogen Cooper
Executive Producer:
James Wood
Composer:
Ian Arber
Writer:
James Wood
Executive Producer:
Justin Davies
Production Company:
Lucky Giant
Stunt coordinator:
Gary Arthurs

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Satirical drama based on Margaret Thatcher's early years. Young Margaret wants nothing more than to be an MP, but may be too much of a rebel for the Tory Party of the 1950s. Show more

Contributors

Margaret Thatcher:
Andrea Riseborough
Ted Heath:
Samuel West
Denis Thatcher:
Rory Kinnear
Sir John Crowder:
Geoffrey Palmer
Sir Donald Kaberry:
Oliver Ford Davies
Alfred Roberts:
Philip Jackson
Sir Waldon Smithers:
Michael Cochrane
Patricia Hornsby-Smith:
Sylvestra Le Touzel
John Miller:
Michael Gould
Stanley Soward:
Jonathan Aris
Old Dear:
Marcia Warren
Lieutenant-Colonel Digby:
Christian Rodska
Dartford Officer:
Geoff McGivern
Leslie Thomas:
James Laurenson
John Wells:
Rob Edwards
Lichfield:
Kim Wall
Beckenham Constituent:
Angela Sims
Mark Thatcher:
Michael Selwood
Carol Thatcher:
Julia Joyce
Miss Harris:
Georgie Glen
Langton:
Jeremy Child
Head Panellist - Finchley:
Geoffrey Beevers
Doreen/Interviewer:
Elizabeth Bennett
Producer:
Robert Cooper
Producer:
Kate Triggs
Writer:
Tony Saint