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The Hour

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama. In 1956, two BBC reporters, Bel Rowley and Freddie Lyon, apply to join an ambitious new current affairs programme. A chance meeting involves Freddie in a dark conspiracy. Show more

Contributors

Freddie Lyon:
Ben Whishaw
Bel Rowley:
Romola Garai
Hector Madden:
Dominic West
Clarence Fendley:
Anton Lesser
Lix Storm:
Anna Chancellor
Angus McCain:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Isaac Wengrow:
Joshua McGuire
Sissy Cooper:
Lisa Greenwood
Thomas Kish:
Burn Gorman
Douglas Owen:
John Bowe
Marnie Madden:
Oona Chaplin
Malcolm Lyon:
Robert Demeger
Wallace Sherwin:
Ken Bones
Professor Beckett:
Nicholas Woodeson
Adam Le Ray:
Andrew Scott
Ruth Elms:
Vanessa Kirby
Peter Darrall:
Jamie Parker
George Hemmings:
Jason Watkins
Floor Manager Ron:
Paul Chahidi
Newsagent:
Colin Spaull
Newsreader Johnny:
Nick Caldecott
Police Officer Charlie:
Andy Gathergood
Cloakroom Girl:
Amie Francis
Writer:
Abi Morgan
Director:
Coky Giedroyc

Genres

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Big Brother is on every poster. Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth. Then he finds love. Stars Christopher Eccleston. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Winston and Julia want to join the Brotherhood to help crush the Party, but enemies face Room 101. Stars Christopher Eccleston. Show more

Drama on 3

King Charles III

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

An adaptation of Mike Bartlett's award-winning play imagining a future in which Prince Charles has become king. With Tim Pigott-Smith, Margot Leicester and Oliver Chris. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Rupert Goold
William:
Oliver Chris
Mr Evans:
Adam James
Mr Stevens:
Nicholas Rowe
James Reiss:
Miles Richardson
Sarah/Diana/TV Producer:
Katie Brayben
Spencer/Sir Gordon/Archbishop/Kebab Man:
Paterson Joseph
Couttsey/Clive/Sir Michael/Speaker:
Tom Robertson
Composer:
Jocelyn Pook
Producer:
Toby Swift

Genres

Drama on 3

Finlandia

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

By Stephen Wyatt. Starring the late Tim Pigott-Smith, a drama blending the psyche of Jean Sibelius, his music and the Finnish national epic The Kalevala. Show more

Contributors

Jean Sibelius:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Female Voice:
Alex Tregear
Male Voice:
Chris Pavlo
Director:
Tracey Neale

Genres

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers

Episode 2: Things Unsaid

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Will the archdeacon's new vicar of St Ewold's be a challenge to the slippery chaplain, Obidiah Slope? From February 2014. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mr Harding:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Eleanor Bold:
Claire Price
Mr Arabin:
Steve Toussaint
Archdeacon Grantly:
Malcolm Sinclair
Obidiah Slope:
Richard Lumsden
Madeline Neroni:
Katherine Parkinson
Mrs Proudie:
Joanna Monro
Bishop Proudie:
James Lailey
Mrs Quiverful:
Carolyn Pickles
Mr Quiverful:
John Norton

Genres

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers

Episode 3: Games at Ullathorne

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Miss Thorne organises a summer fete for Barchester and then develops a cunning plan for Eleanor. Starring Tim Piggott-Smith and Una Stubbs. From February 2014. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mr Harding:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Archdeacon Grantly:
Malcolm Sinclair
Miss Thorne:
Una Stubbs
Eleanor Bold:
Claire Price
Obidiah Slope:
Richard Lumsden
Madeline Neroni:
Katherine Parkinson
Mr Arabin:
Steve Toussaint
Bishop Proudie:
James Lailey
Mrs Proudie:
Joanna Monro
Bertie Stanhope:
Joel MacCormack
Servant:
John Norton
Lady deCourcy:
Carolyn Pickles

Genres

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers

Episode 1: The New Bishop

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. The archdeacon wants to be the bishop, but will the current prime minister who favours him remain in power? From February 2014. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mr Harding:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Eleanor Bold:
Claire Price
Archdeacon Grantly:
Malcolm Sinclair
Obidiah Slope:
Richard Lumsden
Bishop Proudie:
James Lailey
Mrs Proudie:
Joanna Monro
Madeline Neroni:
Katherine Parkinson
1st Clergyman:
Joel MacCormack
Mrs Quiverful:
Carolyn Pickles
Dr Stanhope:
John Norton

Genres

The Great Train Robbery

Episode 2: A Copper's Tale

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Drama based on the true story of the investigation into the train robbery, spearheaded by the Flying Squad's DCS Tommy Butler and conducted under intense scrutiny. Show more

Contributors

DCS Tommy Butler:
Jim Broadbent
DCS Ernie Millen:
George Costigan
DI Frank Williams:
Robert Glenister
DS Jack Slipper:
Nick Moran
DS Maurice Ray:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Henry Brooke:
James Fox
John Wheater:
James Wilby
Bruce Reynolds:
Luke Evans
Journalist:
Bradley Snelling
DCS Malcolm Fewtrell:
Richard Hope
DS Steve Moore:
Tom Chambers
DC Tommy Thorburn:
James MacGregor
DCI Sid Bradbury:
John Salthouse
Jack Mills:
Eric Hulme
DC Keith Milner:
Tommy McDonnell
Roger Cordrey:
Nicholas Murchie
Emily Clarke:
Christine Cox
DS Stanley Davies:
Matthew Jure
Dr Ian Holden:
Tom Beard
Brian Field:
Del Synnott
Commander G Hatherill:
Ken Bones
Charlie Wilson:
Jack Roth
Gordon Goody:
Paul Anderson
Franny Reynolds:
Bethany Muir
Roy James:
Martin Compston
Ronnie Biggs:
Jack Gordon
John Daly:
James Bye
Court Clerk:
Anthony Hunt
Buster Edwards:
Neil Maskell
Director:
James Strong

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Last Chronicle of Barset

All The Work of His Life

Duration: 1 hour

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

Johnny's travel abroad solves Mr Crawley’s dilemma and brings him a new friend, but will it have repercussions? Stars Adam Kotz. Show more

The Hour

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama. As The Hour struggles with poor ratings, Bel pins her hopes on an interview with an Egyptian diplomat over the Suez crisis. Meanwhile Freddie discovers a mysterious code. Show more

Contributors

Freddie Lyon:
Ben Whishaw
Bel Rowley:
Romola Garai
Hector Madden:
Dominic West
Clarence Fendley:
Anton Lesser
Lix Storm:
Anna Chancellor
Naguib Hafiz:
Nadim Sawalha
Angus McCain:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Isaac Wengrow:
Joshua McGuire
Sissy Cooper:
Lisa Greenwood
Thomas Kish:
Burn Gorman
Marnie Madden:
Oona Chaplin
Malcolm Lyon:
Robert Demeger
Professor Beckett:
Nicholas Woodeson
Ruth Elms:
Vanessa Kirby
Peter Darrall:
Jamie Parker
Stiff Official:
Ron Webster
Floor Manager Ron:
Paul Chahidi
Reginald Thomas:
Zephryn Taitte
Writer:
Abi Morgan
Director:
Coky Giedroyc

Genres

The Hour

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama. The war in Suez has the country divided and McCain steps up his pressure on The Hour to toe a pro-government line. Show more

Contributors

Freddie Lyon:
Ben Whishaw
Bel Rowley:
Romola Garai
Hector Madden:
Dominic West
Clarence Fendley:
Anton Lesser
Lix Storm:
Anna Chancellor
Angus McCain:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Isaac Wengrow:
Joshua McGuire
Sissy Cooper:
Lisa Greenwood
Sir Douglas Owen:
John Bowe
Wallace Sherwin:
Ken Bones
Marnie Madden:
Oona Chaplin
Malcolm Lyon:
Robert Demeger
Voice of Radio Speaker:
Timothy Bentinck
Voice of Radio Presenter:
Chris Stanton
Writer:
Abi Morgan
Director:
Jamie Payne

Genres

The Hour

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama. There are tensions for all as they prepare to defy government instruction and deliver a controversial episode on the crisis in Suez. Freddie learns what happened to Ruth. Show more

Contributors

Freddie Lyon:
Ben Whishaw
Bel Rowley:
Romola Garai
Hector Madden:
Dominic West
Clarence Fendley:
Anton Lesser
Lix Storm:
Anna Chancellor
Angus McCain:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Isaac Wengrow:
Joshua McGuire
Sissy Cooper:
Lisa Greenwood
Sir Douglas Owen:
John Bowe
Wallace Sherwin:
Ken Bones
Marnie Madden:
Oona Chaplin
Malcolm Lyon:
Robert Demeger
Housewife:
Karen Meagher
Rockabilly:
Sam Palladio
Rockabilly girlfriend:
Anna Doolan
Writer:
Abi Morgan
Director:
Jamie Payne
Grey suited man:
Michael Jenn
Admiral Green:
William Hoyland

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Fantasy based on the classic tale. Alice, now 19 years old, is transported to Wonderland, where she must triumph over the Red Queen and the Jabberwock. Johnny Depp stars. Show more

Contributors

Mad Hatter:
Johnny Depp
Alice Kingsleigh:
Mia Wasikowska
White Queen:
Anne Hathaway
Stayne - Knave of Hearts:
Crispin Glover
Tweedledee / Tweedledum:
Matt Lucas
Director:
Tim Burton
Lord Ascot:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Helen Kingsleigh:
Lindsay Duncan
Lady Ascot:
Geraldine James
Aunt Imogene:
Frances de la Tour

37 Days

Episode 1: One Month in Summer

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama set just before the start of the First World War. The Foreign Office receives news of an assassination, which the kaiser wants to exploit for his own gain. Show more

Contributors

Sir Edward Grey:
Ian McDiarmid
Kaiser Wilhelm II:
Rainer Sellien
Eyre Crowe:
Nicholas Farrell
Herbert Henry Asquith:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Margot Asquith:
Sinead Cusack
Lord Morley:
Bill Paterson
John Burns:
Kenneth Cranham
Bethmann-Hollweg:
Ludger Pistor
Helmuth Moltke:
Bernhard Schutz
David Lloyd George:
Mark Lewis Jones
Director:
Justin Hardy
Producer:
Susan Horth

Series

37 Days

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Adaptation of the Tony-nominated stage play. When the new King Charles refuses to sign a bill into law, a constitutional crisis is detonated, threatening the monarchy's future. Show more

Contributors

William:
Oliver Chris
Prime Minister:
Adam James
James Reiss:
Tim McMullan
Mrs Stevens:
Priyanga Burford
Archbishop of Canterbury:
John Shrapnel
Speaker:
Ian Redford
Coottsey:
Max Bennett
Sir Matthew:
Rupert Vansittart
Executive Producer:
Greg Brenman
Executive Producer:
Roanna Benn
Executive Producer:
Mike Bartlett
Executive Producer:
Rupert Goold
Producer:
Simon Maloney
Director:
Rupert Goold
Production Company:
Drama Republic Ltd

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Three

Dark thriller depicting a sinister future Britain where the only man who stands up against the country's despotic leader is a masked avenger known as 'V'. Show more

Contributors

Inspector Finch:
Stephen Rea
Deitrich:
Stephen Fry
Adam Sutler:
John Hurt
Lewis Prothero:
Roger Allam
Dascomb:
Ben Miles
Delia Surridge:
Sinead Cusack
Lilliman:
John Standing
Producer:
Joel Silver

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama about journalist Heather Brooke's fight for the disclosure of MPs' expenses under the Freedom of Information Act, resulting in one of the political scandals of the decade. Show more

Contributors

Heather Brooke:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Michael Martin MP:
Brian Cox
Andrew Walker:
Alex Jennings
Alan Keen MP:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Sir Stuart Bell MP:
David Calder
Speaker's Secretary:
Christopher Good
Hugh Tomlinson:
Neil Pearson
Ben Leapman:
Jeremy Swift
House of Commons Counsel:
Raquel Cassidy
Personal Assistant:
Naomi Frederick
Barry Long MP:
Rod Arthur
David Maclean MP:
Sam Graham
Redactor 2:
Stephanie Street
Douglas Hogg MP:
Geoffrey Beevers
Writer:
Tony Saint

Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama telling the story of how quintessential English author PG Wodehouse faced a charge of treason during World War II, becoming exiled and never setting foot on home soil again. Show more

Contributors

PG Wodehouse:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Ethel Wodehouse:
Zoe Wanamaker
Macolm Muggeridge:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Mackintosh:
Paul Ritter
Major Cussen:
Ian McElhinney
Werner Plack:
Richard Dormer
Paul Schmidt:
Conor Mullen
Inspector:
Paul Kennedy

Classic Serial

Evelyn Waugh - Sword of Honour

Episode 1: Men at Arms

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Guy Crouchback is searching for a purpose to live. Evelyn Waugh's satirical masterpiece, on the futility of war, stars Paul Ready. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tim McInnerny
Guy Crouchback:
Paul Ready
Brigadier Ben Ritchie-Hook:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Arthur Box-Bender:
Robert Daws
Trimmer:
Lee Ingleby
Ian Kilbannock:
Oliver Chris
Mr Crouchback:
Sean Murray
Major Tickeridge:
Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs Tickeridge:
Joanna Brookes
Sgt Major:
Ben Crowe
Director:
Sally Avens
Adaptor:
Jeremy Front