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Front Row Late

Series 6

When Mary Beard Met Armando Iannucci

Duration: 39 minutes

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

Mary Beard and Armando Iannucci discuss taking liberties with a literary classic, whether it is possible to satirise the current political situation, and the impact of swearing. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

Armando Iannucci looks beyond the stature of Dickens as a national institution and instead explores the qualities of his work that make him one of the best British writers. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Deborah Lee
Director:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Production Manager:
Marian Lacey
Camera Operator:
Sam Alkadi
Camera Operator:
Brendon Easton

HARDtalk

Armando Iannucci – Writer and director

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC News Channel HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

Available for 7 months

Stephen Sackur speaks to Armando Ianucci, hugely successful writer and director of comedy on TV and film. Is there ever a bad time and place to be funny? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Armando Iannucci

Genres

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Series 2

Episode 6: Democracy

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stand-up comedy show. In this final show in the series, Stewart Lee gives a uniquely personal insight into the workings of government.

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Series 2

Episode 1: Charity

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stand-up comedy show. Stewart Lee sets out to explore some ideas about charity, but instead gets sidetracked and ends up talking mostly about crisps. Show more

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Series 2

Episode 5: Identity

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stand-up comedy show. Stewart looks at the notion of identity, how different nations define themselves and debunks the myth of one of Britain's greatest national heroes.

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Series 2

Episode 2: London

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stand-up comedy show. Stewart Lee looks at why more and more people are thinking about moving out of London for a taste of life in the countryside. Show more

Comics Britannia

Episode 1: The Fun Factory

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Armando Iannucci presents a series which explores the history of British comics. He looks back to a golden age when children's humour comics sold in their millions. Show more

A Life on Screen

Michael Palin

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Michael Palin tells the story behind his success. Including interviews from John Cleese, David Jason, Connie Booth, Armando Iannucci and Clem Vallance. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Michael Palin
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Hewison
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Mills
Interviewed Guest:
David Jason
Interviewed Guest:
John Cleese
Interviewed Guest:
Basil Pao
Interviewed Guest:
Connie Booth
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Elbourne
Interviewed Guest:
Clem Vallance
Interviewed Guest:
Armando Iannucci
Series Producer:
Samantha Peters
Executive Producer:
Clare Brown
Executive Producer:
Katherine Allen
Executive Producer:
Kate Phillips
Executive Producer:
Pinki Chambers
Production Company:
Whizz Kid Entertainment
Off-line editing:
Peter Elphick
Producer:
Louise Meager
Graphic Designer:
Keith Haynes
On-line editing:
Ben Salkeld
Re-recording mixer:
Jules Woods
Production Company:
Spin Cycle TV
Production Company:
Asia Pacific Vision

Front Row Late

Series 1

Episode 5: Darcey Bussell, Philip Pullman, Armando Iannucci and Ghostpoet

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A review of the week's arts events. Darcey Bussell celebrates the legacy of Kenneth MacMillan, Stig Abell talks to Philip Pullman and Ghostpoet performs live. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Darcey Bussell
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Pullman
Interviewed Guest:
Armando Iannucci
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Daily Politics

20/10/2017

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

Jo Coburn is joined by Dia Chakravarty and Sam Coates to discuss the latest on the Brexit negotiations as the EU Summit in Brussels enters its second day. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jo Coburn
Participant:
Dia Chakravarty
Participant:
Sam Coates
Interviewed Guest:
Armando Iannucci

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Documentary looking back at Alan Partridge's journey from broadcaster caricature to the award-winning study of complexity and pathos that he has become. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Steve Coogan
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Baynham
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Cornwell
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Front
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Greenall
Interviewed Guest:
Armando Iannucci
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Key
Interviewed Guest:
Doon Mackichan
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Marber
Interviewed Guest:
Felicity Montagu
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Phillips
Interviewed Guest:
David Schneider
Executive Producer:
Christine Langan
Executive Producer:
Steve Coogan
Director:
Joe Fraser
Production Company:
Baby Cow Productions Ltd

HARDtalk

Armando Iannucci – Writer and director

Duration: 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

Stephen Sackur speaks to Armando Ianucci, hugely successful comedy writer and director. Is it appropriate to laugh at Covid-19, or at racial discrimination? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Armando Iannucci

Genres

I'm Alan Partridge

Series 1

Episode 1: A Room with an Alan

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Sitcom charting the fortunes of the former chat show host. Alan now works for Radio Norwich and is living in a hotel - but he wants his old BBC job back. Show more

I'm Alan Partridge

Series 1

Episode 3: Watership Alan

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Sitcom about a chat show host who has fallen on hard times. Alan insults Norfolk's farmers on his radio show and fronts a boating holiday promotional video. Show more

I'm Alan Partridge

Series 1

Episode 4: Basic Alan

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Sitcom about a former chat show host. Since Alan is the only guest at the Linton Travel Tavern, it is closed down for refurbishment, leaving Alan at a loose end.

I'm Alan Partridge

Series 1

Episode 6: Towering Alan

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Comedy series. Dramatic developments at the BBC give Alan a whiff of hope. Show more