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Duration: 1 hour

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

Comedy drama about a world-weary detective and father. The appointment of a new chief superintendent coincides with the shocking death of a serving detective. Show more

Contributors

DI Walter Gambon:
Adrian Dunbar
DC Anne Hopkins:
Alexandra Roach
DS Mark Minorsky:
Kayvan Novak
CS Charles Addison:
Harry Hadden-Paton
DS Geoffrey Pollard:
Gerard Horan
DC Noel Kress:
Richie Campbell
DS Jennifer Simms:
Sophie Stanton
DI Richard Romney:
Chris Brailsford
Lily Gambon:
Madison Lygo
John Faber:
Tom Hensby
Old Lady:
Leila Hoffman
Romney's Widow:
Sadie Shimmin
Gareth Humphries:
Richard Galazka
Commissioner Angus Thomas:
Pip Torrens
Bank Manager:
Joel Gillman
Director:
Damon Thomas

Detectorists

Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. Lance is obsessed with finding the thief that stole his gold, while Andy's lies are catching up with him. Show more

Detectorists

Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. Andy and Lance go to great lengths to protect their land. An audacious theft leaves Lance reeling. Andy quits his job. Show more

Detectorists

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends, with a BAFTA-winning performance by Toby Jones. The dark cloud of a solar farm threatens the tranquillity. Show more

Detectorists

Series 3

Episode 6

Duration: 27 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Comedy series. Andy and Lance have a last day on the farm, one last chance to pull out all the stops and find that gold. Terry's got a new gazebo. Show more

Drama

Doing Time: The Last Ballad of Reading Gaol

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Famous as the setting of Oscar Wilde's bleak poem, Reading Gaol has closed after 170 years. Mike Walker's time-shifting drama lays bare its surprising and unsettling history. Show more

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Genres

Brand

Drama

The Singing Detective

Episode 3: Lovely Days

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dennis Potter's drama serial with music. Marlow thinks back to the war when he was a little boy and remembers seeing his mother having illicit sex in the Forest of Dean. Show more

Contributors

Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Mark Binney:
Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Staff Nurse White:
Imelda Staunton
Mr Tomkey:
Leslie French
Director:
Jon Amiel
Producer:
Kenith Trodd
Mrs Marlow/Lili:
Alison Steadman
Dr Gibbon:
Bill Paterson
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Reginald:
Gerard Horan
Mr Marlow:
Jim Carter
First Mysterious Man:
Ron Cook
Second Mysterious Man:
George Rossi
Night Nurse:
Sharon D Clarke
Dr Finlay:
Simon Chandler
George Adams:
Charles Simon
Schoolteacher:
Janet Henfrey
Philip (aged 10):
Lyndon Davies
Uncle John:
Ken Stott
Cloth Cap:
Trevor Cooper
Aunt Emily:
Jo Cameron Brown

The Singing Detective

Episode 2: Heat

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dennis Potter's drama about a patient struggling to keep his sanity, with the help of his alter ego, the singing private eye. Marlow faces a talking cure with a psychologist. Show more

Contributors

Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Mark Binney:
Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Staff Nurse White:
Imelda Staunton
Mr Tomkey:
Leslie French
Director:
Jon Amiel
Producer:
John Harris
Producer:
Kenith Trodd
Mrs Marlow:
Alison Steadman
Dr Gibbon:
Bill Paterson
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Reginald:
Gerard Horan
Mr Marlow:
Jim Carter
First Mysterious Man:
Ron Cook
Second Mysterious Man:
George Rossi
Night Nurse:
Sharon D Clarke
Dr Finlay:
Simon Chandler
George Adams:
Charles Simon
Registrar:
Thomas Wheatley
Sister Malone:
Mary MacLeod
Schoolteacher:
Janet Henfrey
Philip (aged 10):
Lyndon Davies

The Singing Detective

Episode 4: Clues

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dennis Potter's classic drama serial with music. Marlow as a child visits London, but is not impressed. A film option on Marlow's novel thickens the plot. Show more

Contributors

Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Mark Binney:
Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Mr Tomkey:
Leslie French
Director:
Jon Amiel
Producer:
John Harris
Mrs Marlow:
Alison Steadman
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Reginald:
Gerard Horan
Mr Marlow:
Jim Carter
First Mysterious Man:
Ron Cook
Second Mysterious Man:
George Rossi
George Adams:
Charles Simon
Schoolteacher:
Janet Henfrey
Philip (aged 10):
Lyndon Davies
Grandad Baxter:
Wally Thomas

The Singing Detective

Episode 5: Pitter Patter

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dennis Potter's surreal drama with music. Marlow is getting better and the different strands of his fiction and reality begin to occupy the same time and place. Show more

Contributors

Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Binney/Finney/Raymond:
Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Mr Tomkey:
Leslie French
Director:
Jon Amiel
Producer:
Kenith Trodd
Mrs Marlow:
Alison Steadman
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Reginald:
Gerard Horan
Mr Marlow:
Jim Carter
First Mysterious Man:
Ron Cook
Second Mysterious Man:
George Rossi
Staff Nurse White:
Imelda Staunton
Schoolteacher:
Janet Henfrey
Young Philip:
Lyndon Davies
Dr Gibbon:
Bill Paterson
Dance hall drummer:
John Sheraton
Mark Binney:
William Speakman

The Singing Detective

Episode 6: Who Done It

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

In the final part of Dennis Potter's classic drama serial with music, as fiction and fact fight for the same space, the plots and narratives head to their conclusions. Show more

Contributors

Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Mark Binney:
Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Mr Tomkey:
Leslie French
Director:
Jon Amiel
Producer:
Kenith Trodd
Mrs Marlow:
Alison Steadman
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Reginald:
Gerard Horan
Mr Marlow:
Jim Carter
First Mysterious Man:
Ron Cook
Second Mysterious Man:
George Rossi
Staff Nurse White:
Imelda Staunton
Schoolteacher:
Janet Henfrey
Philip (aged 10):
Lyndon Davies
Barbara:
Sam Bryant
Dr Gibbon:
Bill Paterson
Mark Binney (aged 10):
William Speakman
Night Nurse:
Sharon D Clarke
First Soldier:
Niven Boyd
Second Soldier:
David Thewlis
Physiotherapist:
Tricia George
Policeman:
Malcolm Storry

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dramatisation of the landmark Lady Chatterley's Lover obscenity trial of 1960, postulating a fictional love affair between two jurors under the influence of DH Lawrence's words. Show more

Contributors

Jocular Juror:
Gerard Horan
Timid Juror:
David Fairweather
Older Educated Male Juror:
Antony Carrick
Superior Juror:
Paul Antony-Barber
Court Official:
Kenneth Hadley
Gerald Gardiner:
Donald Sumpter
Sir Allen Lane:
Ron Donachie
Clark of the Court:
David Annen
Older Keith:
Kenneth Cranham
Older Helena:
Claire Bloom
Mr Griffith-Jones:
Pip Torrens
Graham Hough:
Shaughan Seymour
Helen Gardiner:
Selina Cadell
Joan Bennett:
Anna Barry
Bishop of Woolwich:
Graham Seed
Richard Hoggart:
David Tennant
Hector Hetherington:
Nicholas Pritchard
Bernadine Wall:
Montserrat Lombard
Director:
James Hawes
Producer:
Karen Lewis

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Drama about the rise of a jazz band in 1930s London. Louis can no longer hide out at the Music Express office so Stanley takes him to a suburban flat to escape the manhunt. Show more

Contributors

Louis Lester:
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Stanley Mitchell:
Matthew Goode
Masterson:
John Goodman
Donaldson:
Anthony Head
Harry Thornton:
Miles Richardson
Schlesinger:
Mel Smith
Young Man:
Calvin Dean
Mrs Luscombe:
Jane Asher
Ballet Teacher:
Carla Mendonca

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Sitcom based on a book by Danny Baker. Bet's yearning to broaden her horizons takes her and Spud to unusual places, whilst Danny has an enlightening sex education lesson. Show more

Contributors

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Drama about the rise to fame of a black jazz band in 1930s London. The band and their friends are devastated by Jessie's hospitalisation, and take turns to visit her. Show more

Contributors

Stanley Mitchell:
Matthew Goode
Louis Lester:
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Schlesinger:
Mel Smith
Donaldson:
Anthony Head
Young Nurse:
Kirsty Oswald
Masterson:
John Goodman
Young Waiter:
Jack Farthing
Mrs Luscombe:
Jane Asher
Harry Thornton:
Miles Richardson

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Drama about the rise of a jazz band in 1930s London. When the band plays for the Freemasons dinner, Louis realises he is about to be in conflict with a powerful elite club. Show more

Contributors

Louis Lester:
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Stanley Mitchell:
Matthew Goode
Masterson:
John Goodman
Donaldson:
Anthony Head
Schlesinger:
Mel Smith
Mrs Luscombe:
Jane Asher
Harry Thornton:
Miles Richardson
Young Man:
Calvin Dean

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 2 months

After London's Globe Theatre burns to the ground in 1613, William Shakespeare stops writing and returns to his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Contributors

William Shakespeare:
Kenneth Branagh
Anne Hathaway :
Judi Dench
The Earl of Southampton:
Ian McKellen
Susannah Hall :
Lydia Wilson
Judith Shakespeare:
Kathryn Wilder
Ben Johnson:
Gerard Horan
John Hall:
Hadley Fraser
Actor playing Aaron:
Nonso Anozie
Writer:
Ben Elton

Detectorists

Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. Just as they're losing their farm, Lance and Andy start finding good stuff. But old enemies are sniffing around. Show more

WPC 56

Series 1

Episode 1: Sink or Swim

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Drama series set in 1956. Gina Dawson is determined to prove her mettle as the first WPC to serve in her hometown, but her resolve is tested on her first day. Show more

Contributors

DI Jack Burns:
Kieran Bew
George Stern:
Mark Rice-Oxley
WPC Gina Dawson:
Jennie Jacques
Donald Palmer:
Akemnji Ndifornyen
Desk Sergeant Peter Pratt:
Gerard Horan
Chief Inspector Roger Nelson:
John Light
PC Eddie Coulson:
Chris Overton
Cathy Sinclair:
Justine Michelle Cain
Sergeant Sidney Fenton:
Charlie De'Ath
Linus Brody:
Tim Plester
Mrs Pemberton:
Gemma Arrowsmith
Irene Miller:
Sophie Ellerby
Kevin Dodds:
Luke Williams
Joe Dawson:
Jonty Stephens
Brenda Dawson:
Kathryn Hunt
Frank Marshall:
Philip Hill-Pearson
Deborah Burns:
Marianne Oldham
Sylvia Stewart:
Sarah Beck Mather
Mr Stewart:
David Maybrick
Gladys Campbell:
Andrea Mason
Anna Pearce:
Joanna Cassidy
Producer:
Mike Hobson
Producer:
Trudy Coleman
Executive Producer:
Will Trotter
Director:
Ian Barber

Brand

WPC 56