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Searching for Mum

Series 1

Episode 1: Sri Lanka

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Following two women, who were both adopted as babies, as they return to Sri Lanka to try and find their birth families. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Tom Barry
Executive Producer:
Liesel Evans
Director:
Will Lorimer
Composer:
Nainita Desai
Narrator:
Adrian Lester
Line Producer:
Caroline Daly
Production Company:
Raw TV
Production Coordinator:
Georgia Summers

Front Row

Adrian Lester on Undercover, National Poetry Competition, Victoria, James Shapiro

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang talks to Adrian Lester who stars in Undercover, the new legal thriller on BBC One written by former barrister Peter Moffat. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Lester
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Moffat
Interviewed Guest:
James Shapiro
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah McGill
Interviewed Guest:
Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Duncan
Interviewed Guest:
Eric Berlin

Front Row

Adrian Lester on Othello, Baileys Shortlist, Conceptual Art, Nicolas Kent

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed reveals the shortlist for 2016's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, and as part of our Shakespeare's People series, Adrian Lester chooses Othello. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Elif Shafak
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Lester
Interviewed Guest:
Andrea Rose

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Comedy about a TV executive and his wife who are trying for a baby, but with no luck. Things get worse when the husband writes a screenplay - about a couple struggling to conceive. Show more

Contributors

Sam Bell:
Hugh Laurie
Director:
Ben Elton
Carl Phipps:
James Purefoy
Ewan Proclaimer:
Tom Hollander
Dave the Comedian:
Dave Thompson
Druscilla:
Emma Thompson
Charlene:
Dawn French

Front Row

Dr John; David Hare pays tribute to Mike Nichols; Composer John Adams

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Adams on his latest opera The Gospel According to the Other Mary, New Orleans musician Dr John on Louis Armstrong, and the director of The Graduate, Mike Nichols, remembered. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
John Adams
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Lester
Interviewed Guest:
David Hare
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Marber
Interviewed Guest:
Dr John undefined

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson, Nikki Bedi, Phil Collins, Adrian Lester, Jon Ronson, Kika Markham, This Is The Kit, Rachel Sermanni

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Nikki Bedi are joined by Phil Collins, Adrian Lester, Jon Ronson and Kika Markham. With music from This Is the Kit and Rachel Sermanni. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Phil Collins
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Lester
Interviewed Guest:
Jon Ronson
Interviewed Guest:
Kika Markham
Performer:
Rachel Sermanni
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes

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

Black comedy in which an ailing gameshow host looks back on his career for his biography, and recalls his clashes with a younger television personality. Show more

Contributors

JJ Curtis:
Peter O'Toole
Jonathan Stich:
Adrian Lester
Dave Turner:
Aidan Gillen
Timothy:
Ralph Brown
Dr Colworth:
Patrick Malahide
Writer:
John Hodge

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Undercover

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series. Maya confronts Nick with the truth about his past just as links emerge between her two cases which may free Rudy. But is Nick still betraying Maya's trust? Show more

Contributors

Maya Cobbina:
Sophie Okonedo
Nick Johnson:
Adrian Lester
Rudy Jones:
Dennis Haysbert
Paul Brightman:
Derek Riddell
Dominic Carter:
Vincent Regan
Robert Greenlaw:
Alistair Petrie
John Halliday:
Mark Bonnar
Michael Antwi:
Sope Dirisu
Abigail Strickland:
Leanne Best
Dan Johnson:
Daniel Ezra
Clem Johnson:
Tamara Lawrence
Ella Johnson:
Shannon Hayes
Alex Brady:
David Schofield
Julia Redhead:
Angel Coulby
Peter Mackie:
Ian Peck
Aiden Rose:
Sam Stockman
Douglas Trimble:
Glyn Grimstead
Mrs Antwi:
Cecilia Noble
PC Clifton:
Phil Deguara
Doctor Mark Ambrose:
Nathan Nolan
Judge Oriel McVitie:
Mitchell Mullen
Livermore:
Nathan Osgood
Vernon Early:
Geoffrey Burton
Doctor Jack McDonald:
Owen Roe
Joshua Roberts:
Wade McElwain
Director:
Jim O'Hanlon
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon

Searching for Mum

Series 1

Episode 2: India

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Following two women who were adopted from Kolkata, returning to find their birth mothers. What they discover will affect them for the rest of their lives. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Tom Barry
Executive Producer:
Liesel Evans
Director:
Will Lorimer
Composer:
Nainita Desai
Narrator:
Adrian Lester
Line Producer:
Caroline Daly
Production Company:
Raw TV
Production Coordinator:
Georgia Summers

Horizon

2016

Episode 15: First Britons

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Horizon reveals how new archaeological discoveries are painting a very different picture of the first native Britons. Show more

Bonekickers

Episode 3: The Eternal Fire

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One South EastLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Archaeological drama series. The high-risk exploration of secret Celtic chambers beneath the Roman Baths unlocks an ancient love story. Show more

Contributors

Gillian Magwilde:
Julie Graham
Ben Ergha:
Adrian Lester
Viv Davis:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Gregory Parton:
Hugh Bonneville
Daniel Mastiff:
Michael Maloney
Senator Joy:
Eamonn Walker
Producer:
Rhonda Smith

Genres

Bonekickers

Episode 6: Follow the Gleam

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One YorkshireLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series following the supernatural investigations of a team of archaeologists. Gillian risks everything on a quest for the greatest sword in history. Show more

Contributors

Gillian Magwilde:
Julie Graham
Ben Ergha:
Adrian Lester
Viv Davis:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Gregory Parton:
Hugh Bonneville
Producer:
Rhonda Smith

Genres

Undercover

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Drama series. Maya has a last chance to save Rudy, while Nick may have a final shot at redemption. As the details of Maya's two old cases emerge, is truth a price worth paying? Show more

Contributors

Maya Cobbina:
Sophie Okonedo
Nick Johnson:
Adrian Lester
Rudy Jones:
Dennis Haysbert
Paul Brightman:
Derek Riddell
John Halliday:
Mark Bonnar
Robert Greenlaw:
Alistair Petrie
Dan Johnson:
Daniel Ezra
Clem Johnson:
Tamara Lawrence
Ella Johnson:
Shannon Hayes
Mrs Antwi:
Cecilia Noble
Julia Redhead:
Angel Coulby
Dominic Carter:
Vincent Regan
Alex Brady:
David Schofield
Mark Neame:
Oliver Dimsdale
Doctor Mark Ambrose:
Nathan Nolan
Livermore:
Nathan Osgood
Court Clerk:
Christopher Raglan
Justice Scarrow:
Garrick Hagon
Justice Brannigan:
Stephen Schreiber
Justice Galbraith:
Lachele Carl
Director:
Jim O'Hanlon
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

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

Biopic about rock star Jimi Hendrix's early years in 1966 and 1967, between the Cheetah Club in New York and London, until his triumph in Monterey. Show more

Contributors

Jimi Hendrix:
Andre Benjamin
Kathy Etchingham:
Hayley Atwell
Linda Keith:
Imogen Poots
Bryan 'Chas' Chandler:
Andrew Buckley
Michael X:
Adrian Lester
Noel Redding:
Oliver Bennett
Mitch Mitchell:
Tom Dunlea
Lithofayne 'Faye' Pridgeon:
Clare-Hope Ashitey
Michael Jeffery:
Burn Gorman
Eric Clapton:
Danny McColgan
Keith Richards:
Ashley Charles
Mark Hoffman:
Lauterio Zamparelli
Director:
John Ridley

Bonekickers

Episode 5: The Lines of War

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

When a First World War tank containing human remains is uncovered, evidence of a war crime emerges, leading to a feud with French and German archaeologists. Show more

Contributors

Gillian Magwilde:
Julie Graham
Ben Ergha:
Adrian Lester
Viv Davis:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Gregory Parton:
Hugh Bonneville
Producer:
Rhonda Smith

Genres