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The Culture Show

The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Alastair Sooke meets portrait artist Jonathan Yeo as he prepares for a solo show at the National Portrait Gallery. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Katy Homan
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
Jonathan Yeo
Participant:
Tom Hollander

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Professor Dylan Wiliam takes over a Year 8 class at a secondary comprehensive to test simple ideas that he believes could improve the quality of our children's education. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tom Hollander
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Professor Dylan Wiliam tests ideas to improve the quality of education for a Year 8 class. The pupils revolt when grades are removed from work, and does No Hands Up work for all? Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tom Hollander
Producer:
Daniel Barry
Director:
Daniel Barry
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama about the relationship between singer, comedienne and national treasure Gracie Fields (Jane Horrocks) and Italian-born Hollywood director Monty Banks (Tom Hollander). Show more

Contributors

Gracie Fields:
Jane Horrocks
Monty Banks:
Tom Hollander
Harry Parr Davis:
David Dawson
Fred Stansfield:
Tony Haygarth
Jenny Stansfield:
Ellie Haddington
Guy - Driver:
Christian Contreras
Soldier 1:
Tom Meredith
Little Soldier/Journalist:
Ed Coleman
Basil Dean:
Alistair Petrie
Navy League Man:
Harry Ditson
Soldier 2:
Stephen Lloyd
Reporter 3:
Philip Desmeules
Radio DJ:
David Brooks
Reporter 1:
Nathan Nolan
Producer:
Janet Tyler

Rev.

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Sitcom with Tom Hollander as a vicar running an inner-city church. Reverend Smallbone is elated when his dwindling congregation quadruples overnight, but it's down to a rumour. Show more

Contributors

The Rev Adam Smallbone:
Tom Hollander
Alex Smallbone:
Olivia Colman
Colin Lambert:
Steve Evets
Nigel McCall:
Miles Jupp
Ellie Pattman:
Lucy Liemann
Archdeacon Robert:
Simon McBurney
Adoha Onyeka:
Ellen Thomas
Gemma Harper:
Lu Corfield
Steve Warwick:
Ben Willbond
Scaffolder:
Ricky Champ
Producer:
Kenton Allen
Producer:
Hannah Pescod
Writer:
James Wood

Rev.

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Comedy about a vicar running an inner-city church. Adam has a battle for his church with a charming evangelical priest, but his wife is more concerned about matters in the bedroom. Show more

Contributors

The Rev Adam Smallbone:
Tom Hollander
Alex Smallbone:
Olivia Colman
Colin Lambert:
Steve Evets
Nigel McCall:
Miles Jupp
Archdeacon Robert:
Simon McBurney
Adoha Onyeka:
Ellen Thomas
Darren Betts:
Darren Boyd
Producer:
Kenton Allen
Producer:
Hannah Pescod
Writer:
James Wood

Rev.

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Comedy about a vicar running an inner-city church. Adam opposes the opening of a lapdancing club near the school, but soon finds himself conducting research in one of its branches. Show more

Contributors

The Rev Adam Smallbone:
Tom Hollander
Alex Smallbone:
Olivia Colman
Colin Lambert:
Steve Evets
Nigel McCall:
Miles Jupp
Ellie Pattman:
Lucy Liemann
Archdeacon Robert:
Simon McBurney
Adoha Onyeka:
Ellen Thomas
Steve Warwick:
Ben Willbond
Leanne Johnson:
Annie Cooper
Rod Sellix:
James Doherty
Producer:
Kenton Allen
Producer:
Hannah Pescod
Writer:
James Wood

Rev.

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Comedy about a vicar running an inner-city church. Adam attempts to climb the greasy media pole and make a career of his vocation as he competes with an old rival. Show more

Contributors

The Rev Adam Smallbone:
Tom Hollander
Alex Smallbone:
Olivia Colman
Colin Lambert:
Steve Evets
Nigel McCall:
Miles Jupp
Ellie Pattman:
Lucy Liemann
Archdeacon Robert:
Simon McBurney
Adoha Onyeka:
Ellen Thomas
Roland Wise:
Hugh Boneville
Gemma Harper:
Lu Corfield
Steve Warwick:
Ben Willbond
Lion Paw:
Derek Elroy
Producer:
Kenton Allen
Producer:
Hannah Pescod
Writer:
James Wood

Rev.

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Comedy about a vicar running an inner-city church. Adam's thrilled to make a new friend who has nothing to do with the church - but something in his past makes things complicated. Show more

Contributors

The Rev Adam Smallbone:
Tom Hollander
Alex Smallbone:
Olivia Colman
Colin Lambert:
Steve Evets
Nigel McCall:
Miles Jupp
Archdeacon Robert:
Simon McBurney
Adoha Onyeka:
Ellen Thomas
Gemma Harper:
Lu Corfield
Producer:
Kenton Allen
Producer:
Hannah Pescod

Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Armando Iannucci's political satire about a British minister who backs military action and becomes popular in Washington. With Peter Capaldi and James Gandolfini. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Lt Gen George Miller:
James Gandolfini
Simon Foster:
Tom Hollander
Toby Wright:
Chris Addison
Judy Molloy:
Gina McKee
Paul Michaelson:
Steve Coogan
Liza Weld:
Anna Chlumsky
Karen Clark:
Mimi Kennedy
Linton Barwick:
David Rasche
Suzy Douglas:
Olivia Poulet
Mrs Michaelson:
Rita May
Civil Servant:
Harry Hadden-Paton
Malcolm's Secretary:
Samantha Harrington
Writer:
Tony Roche
Producer:
Kevin Loader
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Executive Producer:
Christine Langan

Formats

Rev.

Series 2

Episode 7: Christmas Special

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Comedy about a vicar at an inner-city church. Christmas, the busiest time of year for a vicar, and Adam is full of ideas for his first Advent in London. Then Alex's father arrives. Show more

Contributors

The Rev. Adam Smallbone:
Tom Hollander
Alex Smallbone:
Olivia Colman
Colin Lambert:
Steve Evets
Nigel McCall:
Miles Jupp
Ellie Pattman:
Lucy Liemann
Archdeacon Robert:
Simon McBurney
Adoha Onyeka:
Ellen Thomas
Writer:
James Wood
Executive Producer:
Tom Hollander
Executive Producer:
Kenton Allen

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

Romantic drama about two academics attempting to hold onto the discovery that a Victorian writer's romantic poems were penned for his lover, not his wife. Gwyneth Paltrow stars. Show more

Contributors

Maud Bailey:
Gwyneth Paltrow
Roland Michell:
Aaron Eckhart
Randolph Henry Ash:
Jeremy Northam
Christabel LaMotte:
Jennifer Ehle
Blanche Glover:
Lena Headey
Ellen Ash:
Holly Aird
Fergus Wolfe:
Toby Stephens
Cropper:
Trevor Eve
Blackadder:
Tom Hickey
Lady Bailey:
Anna Massey
Sir George:
Graham Crowden
Director:
Neil LaBute

Genres

Formats

The Ones

Series 1

Episode 3: The One Griff Rhys Jones

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Griff Rhys Jones returns to sketch comedy at the BBC alongside some of the biggest names in TV. Featuring a special guest appearance by former comedy partner Mel Smith. Show more

Contributors

Himself:
Mel Smith
Office Worker:
Tom Hollander
Gang Boss:
Larry Lamb
Mr Bandyman:
Kevin McNally
Automated Checkout Voice:
Laura Haddock
Young Producer:
Josh McGuire
Mr Black:
Michael Melia
Endoscope Man:
Paul Putner
Executive Producer:
Geoff Posner
Production Manager:
Alison Passey

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

Complex relationship drama. In a sleepy British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a restaurant owner. Starring Tom Hollander and Bill Nighy. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series set in 19th-century industrial London, following vagabond English artists the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The boys set out to find a muse to inspire their best work. Show more

Contributors

William 'Maniac' Holman Hunt:
Rafe Spall
Dante Gabriel Rossetti:
Aidan Turner
John Ruskin:
Tom Hollander
John Millais:
Samuel Barnett
Fred Walters:
Sam Crane
Effie Ruskin:
Zoe Tapper
Lizzie Siddal:
Amy Manson
Annie Miller:
Jennie Jacques
Mr Stone:
Phil Davis
Mr Stone:
Phil Davis
Mrs Siddal:
Polly Kemp
Charlotte Siddal:
Josie Farmiloe
Mr Chadwick:
Mark Benton
Charles Dickens:
Mark Heap
Margaret:
Maimie McCoy
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle
Producer:
Ben Evans
Producer:
Ben Evans
Director:
Paul Gay
Director:
Paul Gay

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Millais sets to work on a masterpiece for art critic John Ruskin, but Rossetti is furious when Millais chooses his muse Lizzie to sit for him. Hunt finds himself in turmoil. Show more

Contributors

William 'Maniac' Hunt:
Rafe Spall
Dante Gabriel Rossetti:
Aidan Turner
John Millais:
Samuel Barnett
Fred Walters:
Sam Crane
John Ruskin:
Tom Hollander
Effie Ruskin:
Zoe Tapper
Lizzie Siddal:
Amy Manson
Annie Miller:
Jennie Jacques
Mr Stone:
Phil Davis
Mrs Siddal:
Polly Kemp
Charlotte Siddal:
Josie Farmiloe
Charles Dickens:
Mark Heap
Mrs Ruskin:
Georgie Glen
Margaret:
Maimie McCoy
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle
Producer:
Ben Evans
Director:
Paul Gay

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

John Millais is delighted to have John Ruskin as his new patron. Ruskin insists on Millais painting his wife Effie, but Millais is horrified that he is expected to sleep with her. Show more

Contributors

William 'Maniac' Hunt:
Rafe Spall
Dante Gabriel Rossetti:
Aidan Turner
John Millais:
Samuel Barnett
Fred Walters:
Sam Crane
John Ruskin:
Tom Hollander
Effie Ruskin:
Zoe Tapper
Lizzie Siddal:
Amy Manson
Annie Miller:
Jennie Jacques
Mr Stone:
Phil Davis
Charlotte Siddal:
Josie Farmiloe
Charles Dickens:
Mark Heap
Mrs Ruskin:
Georgie Glen
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle
Producer:
Ben Evans
Director:
Paul Gay

Freezing

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Comedy about Elizabeth, an actress, and Matt, a publisher, a married couple whose careers are frozen. Matt invites a spoilt TV historian to dinner, and Elizabeth is forced to cook. Show more

Contributors

Stephen:
Ben Miles
Bamber Jones:
Tim McInnerny
Alison Fennel:
Ruth Wilson
Director:
Simon Curtis
Writer:
James Wood

Series

Freezing

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Comedy about a TV executive and his wife who are trying for a baby, but with no luck. Things get worse when the husband writes a screenplay - about a couple struggling to conceive. Show more

Contributors

Sam Bell:
Hugh Laurie
Director:
Ben Elton
Carl Phipps:
James Purefoy
Ewan Proclaimer:
Tom Hollander
Dave the Comedian:
Dave Thompson
Druscilla:
Emma Thompson
Charlene:
Dawn French