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Duration: 1 hour

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

What really happened at the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940 and in the days leading up to it? Tim Pigott-Smith narrates this documentary which takes a European look at the crisis. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Last Word

Jean Nidetch, Baroness Ruth Rendell, Geoff Duke OBE, Katharine Worth, Errol Brown

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch, novelist Baroness Rendell, motorcyclist Geoff Duke, drama professor Katharine Worth and Hot Chocolate's Errol Brown. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Peter Duke
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Schafer
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Lauren Cohen
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Gambaccini
Producer:
Neil George

Book of the Week

Henning Mankell - Quicksand

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The author reveals his interest in cave paintings and what they reveal. Posthumous essays written by the creator of Wallander following his diagnosis of cancer. From March 2016. Show more

Book of the Week

Henning Mankell - Quicksand

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Touching, posthumous essays written Henning Mankell during his battle with cancer. The author recalls staging a Greek drama in Mozambique. Read by Tim Pigott-Smith. From March 2016. Show more

Book of the Week

Henning Mankell - Quicksand

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Set of posthumous essays dealing touchingly with cancer by the creator of Wallander. Mankell's spirits are raised by his childhood memories. Read by Tim Pigott-Smith. From Mar 2016. Show more

Book of the Week

Henning Mankell - Quicksand

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Posthumous essays dealing touchingly with cancer. Henning Mankell recalls bunking off school and heading for Paris, without any French or money. From March 2016. Show more

Book of the Week

Henning Mankell - Quicksand

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Essays, published posthumously, by a writer dealing with cancer. Henning Mankell recalls a trip to a restaurant in Spain. Read by Tim Pigott-Smith. From March 2016. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

James Martin hosts a show full of mouth-watering food, great chefs and celebrity guests. He is joined by chefs Marcus Wareing and Stuart Gillies and guest, actor Tim Pigott-Smith. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Martin
Participant:
Marcus Wareing
Participant:
Stuart Gillies
Participant:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Participant:
Rick Stein

Drama

Julius Caesar

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Cassius persuades Brutus that Caesar's ambition is a threat to the republic and a conspiracy is formed. Show more

Drama

Julius Caesar

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

The plot against Caesar reaches crisis point as the conspirators gather at the Capitol in Rome. Show more

Contributors

Calpurnia:
Jessica Turner
Metellus Cimber:
Stephen Critchlow
Decius Brutus:
David Acton
Trebonius:
Chris Pavlo
Soothsayer:
Sam Dale
Servant 1:
Neet Mohan
Artemidorus:
David Hounslow
Director:
Marc Beeby

Genres

Drama

Julius Caesar

Episode 3

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Following the assassination of Caesar, Brutus and Cassius are forced to leave Rome. But the combined forces of Mark Antony and Octavius are hot on their heels. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Collaboration between the BBC's classical music and drama departments, a factual drama set in Vienna in 1804 about the genesis of Beethoven's Symphony No 3, the Eroica. Show more

Contributors

Beethoven:
Ian Hart
Prince Lobkowitz:
Jack Davenport
Count Dietrichstein:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Princess Marie Lobkowitz:
Fenella Woolgar
Otto Fisher:
Trevor Cooper
Paul Dorfmueller:
Jonathan Aris
Sukowaty:
Anton Lesser
Josephine:
Claire Skinner

Holby Blue

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series about the police officers and CID unit of Holby South. Some uncomfortable truths emerge when Inspector Black's husband is brought into the station. Show more

Contributors

DI John Keenan:
Cal MacAninch
Insp Jenny Black:
Kacey Ainsworth
DS Luke French:
Richard Harrington
PC William Jackson:
Joe Jacobs
Kate Keenan:
Zoe Lucker
PC Robert Clifton:
Kieran O'Brien
PC Neil Parker:
Jimmy Akingbola
PC Kelly Cooper:
Chloe Howman
PC Lucy Slater:
Elaine Glover
DCI Harry Hutchinson:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Rachel Barker:
Sara Powell
Sgt Edward MacFadden:
David Sterne
Sgt Christian Young:
James Hillier
Alex Black:
Simon Lenagan
Executive Producer:
Tony Jordan
Executive Producer:
Karen Wilson
Writer:
Jeff Povey

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Tommy Bredsted and Joan Rang Christensen. Borgen, the Danish Parliament, is at the centre of this environmental thriller, a radio spin-off of the political TV drama. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Nick forces Hans to pick himself up after being sacked, and they join forces with journalist Jan Gleerup to find out who has been pushing commercial interests in the GMO debate. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Hans Gammelgaard, his environmental activist grandson Nick and journalist Jan Gleerup are determined to discover who is pulling the strings at the Ministry of the Environment. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Jan flies to Nigeria to try to find out who's supplying genetically modified seed corn to the famer there, while Hans and Nick track down the elusive GMO researcher Erika Blomkvist. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Hans fears for his family after receiving anonymous death threats. Time is running out, as a bill relaxing rules on the use of GM crops is ready to be approved in the EU. Show more

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Series 3

Episode 3: A Cry for Justice

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Crime drama series. A murder in Oxford takes Lynley away from home, as blackmail, bogus charities and a particularly nasty business operation are all uncovered. Show more

Contributors

DI Thomas Lynley:
Nathaniel Parker
DS Barbara Havers:
Sharon Small
Helen Lynley:
Lesley Vickerage
Jemma Sanderson:
Jenny Agutter
Nigel Sanderson:
Terence Harvey
Sarah Gordon:
Cherie Lunghi
Philip Weaver:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Glynn Weaver:
Selina Cadell
Justine Weaver:
Sophie Ward
Dr Thorsson:
Richard Lintern
Director:
Alrick Riley