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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

Day Release

The Corner

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Frank has discovered that his daughter is under threat, and it has sent him off the rails. All the work that he and Geoff have done since they left prison is in jeopardy. Show more

Contributors

Frank Watt:
Lenny Henry
Bernice:
Janet Kumah
Nicole Hopcroft:
Cecilia Noble
Aisha Davies:
Petra Letang
Conrad Harvill:
Don Gilet
Gerry O'Hanlon:
Gerard Horan
Security Officer:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Lift Voice:
Ellie Darvill
Homeless Man:
Neil McCaul
Director:
Mary Peate

Family Tree

Episode 2: Treading the Boards

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Sitcom. When Mr Pfister discovers an unforeseen aspect of Tom's great-grandfather Harry's life, Tom and Pete head to the south coast of England to investigate. Show more

Contributors

Tom Chadwick:
Chris O'Dowd
Bea Chadwick and Monkey:
Nina Conti
Pete Stupples:
Tom Bennett
Keith Chadwick:
Michael McKean
Luba Chadwick:
Lisa Palfrey
Mr Pfister:
Jim Piddock
Race Track Announcer:
Ben Farrow
Nigel Robson-Jones:
Simon Paisley Day
Rex Mottram:
Hugh Sachs
Mitch Connelly:
Guy Siner
WPC Sharon Bullivant:
Sophie Abelson
PC Malcolm Trotter:
Tom Godwin
Sergeant Ray Biggins:
Gerard Horan
PC Garry Dawson:
Elliott Jordan
Executive Producer:
Christopher Guest
Executive Producer:
Karen Murphy
Executive Producer:
Deborah Oppenheimer
Executive Producer:
Jim Piddock
Executive Producer:
Mario Stylianides
Producer:
Megan Murphy

Family Tree

Episode 3: The Austerity Games

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Sitcom. Tom starts digging deeper into the life of his grandfather, who he suspects might have competed in the 1948 London 'Austerity Games'. Show more

Contributors

Tom Chadwick:
Chris O'Dowd
Bea Chadwick and Monkey:
Nina Conti
Pete Stupples:
Tom Bennett
Keith Chadwick:
Michael McKean
Luba Chadwick:
Lisa Palfrey
Mr Pfister:
Jim Piddock
Lucy Pfister:
Annabel Scholey
Mildred Budgens:
Barbara Bolton
Young Mother:
Kate Miles
Barry Booker:
Andrew Rattenbury
Terry Cross:
Arthur Nightingale
Young Father:
Brendan Patricks
Father of the Bride:
Peter Polycarpou
Jimmy Pickwick:
Dudley Sutton
13-Year-Old Boxer:
Jake Swift
Chitra:
Meera Syal
Executive Producer:
Christopher Guest
Executive Producer:
Karen Murphy
Executive Producer:
Deborah Oppenheimer
Executive Producer:
Jim Piddock
Executive Producer:
Mario Stylianides
Producer:
Megan Murphy

Family Tree

Episode 4: Country Life

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Sitcom. Tom has a job interview and also discovers he has cousins in both Derbyshire and California, and sets out to meet them, accompanied by the rest of his family. Show more

Contributors

Tom Chadwick:
Chris O'Dowd
Bea Chadwick and Monkey:
Nina Conti
Pete Stupples:
Tom Bennett
Keith Chadwick:
Michael McKean
Luba Chadwick:
Lisa Palfrey
Al Chadwick:
Ed Begley Jr
Kitty Chadwick:
Carrie Aizley
Graham Chadwick:
Christian Rodska
Ronnie Chadwick:
Adam James
Emma Chadwick:
Susan Earl
Mr Pfister:
Jim Piddock
Personnel Officer:
Spencer Jones
Sherlock Holmes:
Jake Harders
Dr Watson:
Ashley Walters
WPC Sharon Bullivant:
Sophie Abelson
Sergeant Ray Biggins:
Gerard Horan
PC Garry Dawson:
Elliott Jordan
Executive Producer:
Christopher Guest
Executive Producer:
Karen Murphy
Executive Producer:
Deborah Oppenheimer
Executive Producer:
Jim Piddock
Executive Producer:
Mario Stylianides
Producer:
Megan Murphy

Detectorists

Series 3

Episode 6

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 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

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama on 3

Faust

Episode 2

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

David Timson's adaptation of Goethe's classic drama. A series of episodic scenes in which Faust and Mephistopheles travel through time, encountering various mythological figures. Show more

Contributors

Mephistopheles:
Toby Jones
Wagner (Faust's assistant):
Stephen Critchlow
Helen/Care:
Emily Raymond
The Emperor/Chiron/Proteus:
Gunnar Cauthery
Lord Chancellor/Anaxagoras:
Hugh Dickson
Manto/Panthalis:
Auriol Smith
Lynceus:
Peter Kenny
Euphorion:
Daniel Mair
Composer:
Roger Marsh
Director:
David Timson
Adaptor:
David Timson

Genres

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, 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: 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: 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 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

Silk

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series. Martha is given two cases for the next day and must prepare overnight. Can she save both her clients from prison and get a good reference for her Silk application? Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Cameron Roach
Director:
Michael Offer
Martha Costello:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Nick Slade:
Tom Hughes
Niamh Cranitch:
Natalie Dormer
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Kate Brockman:
Nina Sosanya
Michael Dodd:
Peter Vaughan
Gary Rush:
Paul Hilton
Brian Frogett:
Owen Teale
HHJ Briscoe:
William Chubb
DS Scarrow:
Gerard Horan
HHJ Ladd:
Iain Mitchell
Mercedes Cordoba:
Christianne Oliveira
Crown Court Gaoler:
Greg Donaldson
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Jimmy Johnson:
Jamie Di Spirito
Peter (Outdoor Clerk):
Nick Hendrix
Clerk of the Court:
Helena Cullinan
Phoebe Richards:
Lorna Gayle

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

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