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The Review Show

13/05/2011

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Martha Kearney is joined on the weekly cultural discussion show by columnist Christina Patterson, author Louise Welsh, critic Sarfraz Manzoor and actress Helen Baxendale. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy series in which Sue Townsend's angst-ridden diarist returns. Now aged 31, Adrian remains a frustrated intellectual, while Pandora Braithwaite is a New Labour candidate. Show more

Contributors

Adrian Mole:
Stephen Mangan
Pauline Mole:
Alison Steadman
Pandora Braithwaite:
Helen Baxendale
George Mole:
Alun Armstrong
Tania Braithwaite:
Zoe Wanamaker
Ivan Braithwaite:
James Hazeldine
Peter Savage:
Keith Allen
Nigel Hetherington:
Roderic Culver
Director:
Sandy Johnson

A Good Read

Helen Baxendale and Helen Cross

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actress Helen Baxendale and writer Helen Cross join Harriett Gilbert to recommend favourite books by George Monbiot, Kirsten Thorup and Julia Blackburn. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Helen Baxendale
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Cross

Dirk Gently

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

After Dirk and Macduff are charged with protecting a valuable humanoid robot, things go wrong when the robot is stolen and they find themselves the prime suspects in a murder case. Show more

Contributors

Dirk Gently:
Stephen Mangan
Richard Macduff:
Darren Boyd
Susan Harmison:
Helen Baxendale
Emelda Ransome:
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Professor Jericho:
Bill Paterson
David Cho:
Will Sharpe
Fish and chip shop proprietor:
Tim J Henley
Director:
Tom Shankland
Producer:
Chris Carey
Writer:
Matt Jones
Elaine Robot:
Bethan Hanks

Without Limits: Australia

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcome the British and Australian veterans at the Invictus Games in Sydney after the dramatic expedition across Western Australia. Show more

Without Limits: Australia

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Two-part observational documentary following a team of injured British and Australian veterans as they embark on an extraordinary expedition through Western Australia. Show more

Drama

The Norman Conquests

Episode 1: Living Together

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy trilogy follows charming, compulsive philanderer Norman and five other characters over one weekend at a country house in England. Show more

Drama

The Norman Conquests

Episode 3: Round and Round the Garden

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy trilogy follows charming, compulsive philanderer Norman and five other characters over one weekend at a country house in England. Show more

Dirk Gently

16/12/2010

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama. Holistic detective Dirk Gently's investigation into a missing cat links to an encounter with an old friend, an exploding warehouse, a missing billionaire and some biscuits. Show more

Contributors

Richard:
Darren Boyd
DI Gilks:
Jason Watkins
Gordon Way:
Anthony Howell
Dr Gerstenberger:
Miles Richardson
Reporter:
Alisha Bailey
Barman:
Alex Parry
Newsagent:
Joe Hall
Receptionist:
Leona Walker
Director:
Damon Thomas
Producer:
Chris Carey
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

With Great Pleasure

Helen Baxendale

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Actress Helen Baxendale presents her favourite pieces of writing, including poems by WB Yeats, Seamus Heaney and Edward Lear. The readers are Greg Davies and Esther Wilson. Show more

Inspector George Gently

Series 5

Episode 3: The Lost Child

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Detective drama set in 1968. When the adopted child of a middle-class couple is kidnapped, suspicion falls upon the baby's birth mother. Show more

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Producer:
Faye Dorn
Frances Groves:
Helen Baxendale
Stephen Groves:
Mark Gatiss
Esther Dunwoody:
Alison Steadman
Peter Bacchus:
Tony Haygarth
PC Taylor:
Simon Hubbard
Hazel Joyce:
Faye Castelow
Susan Faulkner:
Holly Lucas
Andrew Fleming:
Andrew Frame
Farmer Kennedy:
Terence Hillyer
Leigh Ann Bacchus:
Katie Anderson
Young Frances:
Jessica Hargreaves
Young Stephen:
Samuel Clayton

Death in Paradise

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Detective drama series. A university reunion party that DI Richard Poole is attending is brought to an abrupt halt when one of the group is murdered with an ice pick. Show more

Contributors

Sally Goodman:
Morven Christie
DI Richard Poole:
Ben Miller
DS Camille Bordey:
Sara Martins
Roger Sadler:
Tim Dutton
James Moore:
Mark Bazeley
Officer Dwayne Myers:
Danny John-Jules
Officer Fidel Best:
Gary Carr
Comm. Selwyn Patterson:
Don Warrington
Sasha Moore:
Helen Baxendale
Angela Birkett:
Sophie Thompson
DI Humphrey Goodman:
Kris Marshall
Producer:
Tim Bradley
Director:
Cilla Ware

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Comic thriller about an audacious Dublin crook who continually eludes the police. His most daring crime yet, the ultimate art theft, will make or break his career. Show more

Contributors

Michael Lynch:
Kevin Spacey
Noel Quigley:
Stephen Dillane
Tony Brady:
David Hayman
Commissioner Daly:
Patrick Malahide
Fr. Grogan:
David Kelly
Shay Kirby:
Vincent Regan
Jerome Higgins:
Tim Loane

Genres

Formats

Drama

Credit Card Baby

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Annie Caulfield. Helen Baxendale and Ciaran McMenamin star as a couple who found each other just a little late. They want a baby, but first they need an egg. Show more

The Secrets

Episode 3: The Visitor

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series of stand-alone dramas. Dean lives an uneventful life until he is followed home from work by a girl. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Guy Heeley
Executive Producer:
Juliette Howell
Executive Producer:
Tim Bevan
Executive Producer:
Eric Fellner
Executive Producer:
Dominic Savage

Genres

Noughts + Crosses

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Available for 10 months

A broken agreement leaves Kamal in hospital and forces Callum back underground. Sephy must choose between her old family ties and her new ones. Show more

Contributors

Sephy Hadley:
Masali Baduza
Callum McGregor:
Jack Rowan
Meggie McGregor:
Helen Baxendale
Kamal Hadley:
Paterson Joseph
Jude McGregor:
Josh Dylan
Jasmine Hadley:
Bonnie Mbuli
Lekan Baako:
Jonathan Ajayi
Shashi Bandara:
Mayuri Naidu
Director:
Koby Adom
Producer:
Sarah Lewis
Production Company:
Mammoth Screen

Drama

The Norman Conquests

Episode 2: Table Manners

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy trilogy follows charming, compulsive philanderer Norman and five other characters over one weekend at a country house in England. Show more

Cuckoo

Series 2

Episode 3: Tribunal

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Three HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for years

Comedy series about a cuckoo in the family nest. Ken defends Steve for medical malpractice. Ben wants to set Dale up with one of Rachel's friends. Show more

Contributors

Dale Ashbrick:
Taylor Lautner
Ken Thompson:
Greg Davies
Lorna Thompson:
Helen Baxendale
Rachel Thompson:
Esther Smith
Dylan Thompson:
Tyger Drew-Honey
Charles:
David Calder
Policeman:
Brett Goldstein
Director:
Ben Taylor
Producer:
Dan Hine