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Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters. Family and state collapse into chaos and warfare. Lear and his youngest, Cordelia, are reunited; love reigns, then tragedy descends. Show more

Contributors

Earl of Gloucester:
Jim Broadbent
Cordelia:
Florence Pugh
Earl of Kent:
Jim Carter
Duke of Cornwall:
Tobias Menzies
Duke of Albany:
Anthony Calf
Duke of Burgundy:
Simon Manyonda
King of France:
Chukwudi Iwuji
Lear's Gentleman:
Samuel Valentine
Lieutenant:
Arinze Kene
1st Maid:
Sharon Watts
2nd Maid:
Kaye Brown
French Officer:
Raphael Desprez
Young Captain:
Sam Redford
Sergeant Major:
Liam McKenna
Soldier:
Paul Tinto
Officer (Dover Castle):
Eric Kofi-Abrefa
Stunt coordinator:
Andreas Petrides
Executive Producer:
Colin Callender
Executive Producer:
Sonia Friedman
Executive Producer:
Scott Huff
Director:
Richard Eyre
Production Company:
Playground Television UK Ltd

Drama

James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

A diamond-smuggling pipeline leads Bond to New York and Las Vegas. Who is ‘ABC’? What is Tiffany’s secret? Stars Toby Stephens. Show more

Contributors

James Bond:
Toby Stephens
Supt Harris:
Nigel Havers
Rufus B Saye:
Alan Shearman
Tiffany Case:
Lisa Dillon
'Shady' Tree:
Alex Jennings
Felix Leiter:
Josh Stamberg
Ernie Cureo:
Stacy Keach
Mr Spang:
Jared Harris
The Sergeant:
Darren Richardson
Tingaling:
Matthew Wolf
Dentist:
Matthew Wolf
Voice of Ian Fleming:
Martin Jarvis
Composer:
Mark Holden
Composer:
Michael Lopez
Director:
Martin Jarvis

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Drama

Saturday Drama

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Toby Stephens, playing the role of 007, sparkles as impersonator, skier, charmer and pursuer of Ernst Blofeld. But is there tragedy ahead? Show more

Contributors

James Bond:
Toby Stephens
Irma Bunt:
Joanna Lumley
Moneypenny:
Janie Dee
Franklin:
Lloyd Owen
Griffon Or:
Nigel Anthony
Sable Basilisk:
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Hotel Manager:
Jon Glover
Fire Captain:
Matthew Wolf
Patrolman:
Matthew Wolf
Voice of Ian Fleming:
Martin Jarvis
Composer:
Mark Holden
Composer:
Michael Lopez
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

An adaptation of the classic Virginia Woolf novel. A woman struggles to come to terms with the amorous feelings that a close platonic friend clearly holds for her. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Clarissa Dalloway:
Vanessa Redgrave
Young Clarissa:
Natascha McElhone
Septimus Warren Smith:
Rupert Graves
Peter Walsh:
Michael Kitchen
Young Peter:
Alan Cox
Sally Selton, Lady Rosseter:
Sarah Badel
Young Sally:
Lena Headey
Richard Dalloway:
John Standing
Young Richard:
Robert Portal
Producer:
Stephen Bayly

James Bond

Thunderball

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

James Bond battles SPECTRE. Can he prevent a nuclear disaster? Stars Toby Stephens, Alfred Molina, Tom Conti and John Sessions. Show more

Genres

Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes

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

Adaptation of James Clavell's novel about a group of Allied prisoners in a Singapore PoW camp during World War II. Show more

Contributors

Cpl King:
George Segal
Director:
Bryan Forbes
Lt Robin Grey:
Tom Courtenay
Peter Marlowe:
James Fox
Top Sgt Max:
Patrick O'Neal
Col George Smedley-Taylor:
John Mills
Lt G D Larkin:
Denholm Elliott
Dr Kennedy:
James Donald

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Ian Curteis's once-controversial dramatisation of how the Thatcher government went to war against Argentina to regain the Falkland Islands. Show more

Contributors

Margaret Thatcher:
Patricia Hodge
Lord Carrington:
James Fox
William Whitelaw MP:
John Standing
Nicholas Ridley MP:
Michael Cochrane
Francis Pym MP:
Jeremy Child
Richard Luce MP:
Jonathan Coy
Robert Armstrong:
Rupert Vansittart
General Alexander Haig:
Colin Stinton

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama-documentary about the life of Jane Austen. Anna Chancellor, a relative of Jane Austen, explores the woman behind the acclaimed novels through readings and reconstructions. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anna Chancellor
Jane Austen:
Gillian Kearney
Mr Austen:
John Standing
Mrs Austen:
Phyllis Logan
Cassandra Austen:
Lucy Cohu
Henry Austen:
Jack Davenport
Aunt Lefroy:
Wendy Craig
Tom Lefroy:
Oliver Chris
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle

James Bond

Moonraker

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

It's 1954. Churchill sends 007 undercover to protect atomic rocket Moonraker against possible treachery. Stars Toby Stephens. Show more

Contributors

James Bond:
Toby Stephens
Sir Hugo Drax:
Samuel West
Sir Winston Churchill:
John Baddeley
Moneypenny:
Janie Dee
Vallance:
Jared Harris
Prof Train:
Patricia Hodge
Basildon:
Nigel Anthony
Dr Walter:
Simon de Deney
Movietone:
Jon Glover
Minister:
Jon Glover
Broadcaster:
Ian Ogilvy
Brevett:
Matthew Wolf
Ian Fleming:
Martin Jarvis
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Series 1

Tinker Tailor

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Acclaimed adaptation of John le Carre's novel. Smiley thinks that the time has come to call on Jim Prideaux, whose assignment to Czechoslovakia went wrong. Show more

Murder, She Wrote

Series 4

Episode 6: It Runs in the Family

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Murder mystery series. Jessica's cousin Emma, a dance-hall performer, is forced to investigate the murder of a wealthy friend. Show more

Contributors

Emma McGill:
Angela Lansbury
Inspector Frost:
Anthony Newley
Arthur Constable:
John Standing
Lord Geoffrey Constable:
Richard Johnson

Duration: 2 hours

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

Drama celebrating the volatile relationship between poets Samuel Coleridge and William Wordsworth, played out against the background of the French Revolution. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
Linus Roache
William Wordsworth:
John Hannah
Sara Coleridge:
Samantha Morton
Dorothy Wordsworth:
Emily Woof
Mary Wordsworth:
Emma Fielding
John Thelwall:
Andy Serkis
Robert Southey:
Samuel West
Dr Gillman:
Clive Merrison
Humphry Davy:
Dexter Fletcher
Lord Byron:
Guy Lankester
Rev Holland:
John Standing
Edith Southey:
Andrea Lowe
Andrew Crosse:
Andy de la Tour
Jones:
John Kane
Director:
Julien Temple
Producer:
Nick O'Hagan

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Series 4

Episode 3: The Seed of Cunning

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Crime drama series. Lynley and Havers investigate the murder of a doorkeeper at the House of Lords, which leads to a conspiracy involving stolen documents.

Contributors

Inspector Thomas Lynley:
Nathaniel Parker
DS Barbara Havers:
Sharon Small
Simon Featherstonehaugh:
Roger Allam
Black Rod:
John Standing
Geoffrey Crammond:
Clive Merrison
Tim Sadler:
Richard Henders
Juliet Spence:
Pippa Haywood
Helen Clyde:
Lesley Vickerage
Kenneth Shepherd:
John Vine
Tony Philips:
Adam Godley
Steve Shepherd:
Jason Merrells
Maggie Spence:
Charlotte Salt
Polly Yarkin:
Joanna Dunn

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

James Bond

From Russia with Love

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

The Russians want 007 dead. Will romancing a beautiful spy cloud Bond's judgement? Starring Toby Stephens and John Sessions. Show more

Contributors

General/Rene:
John Sessions
Kronsteen:
Mark Gatiss
Major/KGB director/Barman:
Jon Glover
Rosa Klebb:
Eileen Atkins
James Bond:
Toby Stephens
Moneypenny:
Janie Dee
Manager/Conductor:
Matthew Wolf
Tatiana:
Olga Fedori
Announcer:
Micky Stratford
Ian Fleming:
Martin Jarvis
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

One-off drama based on the novel by Philip Pullman. Sally Lockhart crosses paths with the nefarious industrialist Axel Bellman, the richest and most powerful man in Europe. Show more

Contributors

Sally Lockhart:
Billie Piper
Frederick Garland:
JJ Feild
Alistair MacKinnon:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Webster Garland:
John Standing
Isabel Meredith:
Lyndsey Marshal
Jim Taylor:
Matt Smith
Axel Bellmann:
Jared Harris
Nicholas Bedwell:
David Harewood
Rosa Garland:
Hayley Atwell

Genres

One-off drama based on the novel by Philip Pullman. Sally Lockhart crosses paths with the nefarious industrialist Axel Bellman, the richest and most powerful man in Europe.

Contributors

Frederick Garland:
JJ Feild
Webster Garland:
John Standing
Isabel Meredith:
Lyndsey Marshal
Jim Taylor:
Matt Smith
Axel Bellmann:
Jared Harris
Nicholas Bedwell:
David Harewood
Rosa Garland:
Hayley Atwell

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Missing for 6 years, Brian has stories to tell. In Juradia every other person's a lawyer. With Neil Pearson. From February 2011. Show more