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Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Telford died in 1834 at the dawn of rail travel, little knowing how long his legacy would actually endure. Read by Robin Laing. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

To publicise his vast number of projects, he embarked in 1819 on a Highland tour with the Poet Laureate. Read by Robin Laing. Show more

Free Thinking

Fulfilment, Beowulf, The Beaux' Stratagem

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy presents. With a debate about work and fulfilment, actor Julian Glover on reworking Beowulf for the stage, and Lucy Powell and Simon Godwin on The Beaux' Stratagem. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Hilton
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Fleming
Interviewed Guest:
Julian Glover
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Powell
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Godwin

Black Earth Rising

Series 1

Episode 6: The Game's True Nature

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Drama series. Kate faces down danger in her search for a case file her mother had prepared against Ganimana years before. Show more

Contributors

Michael Ennis:
John Goodman
Kate Ashby:
Michaela Coel
President Bibi Mundanzi:
Abena Ayivor
Alice Munezero:
Noma Dumezweni
Patrice Ganimana:
Tyrone Huggins
Florence Karamera:
Emmanuel Imani
David Runihura:
Lucian Msamati
Eunice Clayton:
Tamara Tunie
Daniel Drewe:
Adrian Schiller
Mark Viner:
Julian Glover
Dirk Schreiber:
John MacKay
Richard Ratzenburger:
Timothy Walker
Frank Munezero:
Treva Etienne
Erik Mutsinzi:
Mawuli Semevor
Erik's District Attorney:
George Eggay
Erik's Friend:
Reginald Tsiboe
Fred Sturridge:
Richard Dixon
Executive Producer:
Greg Brenman
Producer:
Abi Bach
Writer:
Hugo Blick
Producer:
Hugo Blick
Director:
Hugo Blick
Production Company:
Drama Republic Ltd

Genres

Black Earth Rising

Series 1

Episode 5: The Eyes of the Devil

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Drama series. Alienated from Michael, Kate considers helping the Rwandans bring Ganimana to justice. Show more

Contributors

Michael Ennis:
John Goodman
Kate Ashby:
Michaela Coel
President Bibi Mundanzi:
Abena Ayivor
Alice Munezero:
Noma Dumezweni
Patrice Ganimana:
Tyrone Huggins
Florence Karamera:
Emmanuel Imani
David Runihura:
Lucian Msamati
Blake Gaines:
Hugo Blick
Daniel Drewe:
Adrian Schiller
Pastor Kamonia:
Raphael Sowole
Nkanza a Nkanga:
Nicholas Beveney
Pastor Thomas:
Larrington Walker
Zava Zand:
Paul Herzberg
Clinician Jure Sutalo:
Serge Soric
Mary Mundanzi:
Mimi Ndiweni
Mark Viner:
Julian Glover
Pastor Thomas Double:
Lennie Blasse
Executive Producer:
Greg Brenman
Producer:
Abi Bach
Writer:
Hugo Blick
Producer:
Hugo Blick
Director:
Hugo Blick
Production Company:
Drama Republic Ltd

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Comedy mystery. Tip-offs to would-be journalist Sondra Pransky (Scarlett Johansson) identify a serial killer as aristocrat Peter Lyman, so she strikes up a relationship with him. Show more

Contributors

Sondra Pransky:
Scarlett Johansson
Peter Lyman:
Hugh Jackman
Sid 'Splendini' Waterman:
Woody Allen
Joe Strombel:
Ian McShane
Mr Malcolm:
Charles Dance
Director:
Woody Allen
Mike Tinsley:
Kevin McNally
Lord Lyman:
Julian Glover
Jane Cook:
Fenella Woolgar
A Detective:
Anthony Head
Strombel's Co-Worker:
Geoff Bell

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Focusing on Beowulf and drawing on other Anglo-Saxon classics, Michael Wood, with the help of Seamus Heaney and others, traces the birth of English poetry back to the Dark Ages. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Wood
Participant:
Seamus Heaney
Participant:
Julian Glover
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Classic tale of spying, intrigue and romance. In a backstreet Warsaw cafe, a German engineer meets with Colonel Mercier and information is exchanged for money. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Coky Giedroyc
Producer:
Richard Fell
Executive Producer:
Richard Fell
Anna Skarbek:
Janet Montgomery
Antoni Pakulski:
Marcin Dorocinski
Jourdain:
Burn Gorman
Maxim Mostov:
Piotr Baumann
Zoller:
Jan Pohl
August Voss:
Rad Kaim
Malka Rozen:
Linda Bassett
Viktor Rozen:
Allan Corduner
Helena Skarbek:
Tusse Silberg
Doctor Lapp:
Anton Lesser
Colonel Lessard:
Richard Lintern
General Beauvilliers:
Julian Glover
Papa Heininger:
Nicholas Blane
Lady Angela Hope:
Fenella Woolgar
Roddy Fitzware:
Richard Teverson
Princess Ewa:
Magdalena Poplawska
Edvard Uhl:
Ludger Pistor
Doorman:
Lech Dyblik
Frau Schimmel:
Maria Mamona
Conductor:
Romuald Krezel
Swiss Border Guard:
Tom Pawlak
Private:
Gregg Lowe

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Comedy drama telling the tale of two members of the Army Dental Corps who decide to go on a mission to occupied France and fight the Germans. With Kenneth Cranham and Leo Bill. Show more

Contributors

Sgt Peter King:
Kenneth Cranham
Pvt Leslie Cuthbertson:
Leo Bill
Emma Fraser:
Rosanna Lavelle
Maj Bates:
James Fleet
Col Hatchard:
Julian Glover
Maj Merton:
Derek Jacobi
Winston Churchill:
David Ryall

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A prince invites King Louis XIV to his country chateau for a three-day feast. The lavish festivities are capably overseen by the prince's steward Vatel (Gerard Depardieu). Show more

Contributors

Francois Vatel:
Gerard Depardieu
Director:
Roland Joffe
Anne de Montausier:
Uma Thurman
Marquis de Lauzun:
Tim Roth
Gourville:
Timothy Spall
Prince de Conde:
Julian Glover
Louis XIV:
Julian Sands
Philippe d'Orleans:
Murray Lachlan Young
Dr Bourdelot:
Richard Griffiths

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Espionage thriller. Mercier goes undercover to Czechoslovakia on the trail of the elusive Chaika, a man who can lead him into the heart of the Nazi war machine. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Coky Giedroyc
Producer:
Richard Fell
Executive Producer:
Richard Fell
Anna Skarbek:
Janet Montgomery
Antoni Pakulski:
Marcin Dorocinski
Jourdain:
Burn Gorman
Maxim Mostov:
Piotr Baumann
Zoller:
Jan Pohl
August Voss:
Rad Kaim
Malka Rozen:
Linda Bassett
Viktor Rozen:
Allan Corduner
Helena Skarbek:
Tusse Silberg
Doctor Lapp:
Anton Lesser
Colonel Lessard:
Richard Lintern
General Beauvilliers:
Julian Glover
Roddy Fitzware:
Richard Teverson
Czech Barman:
Ziggy Heath
Julius Halbach:
Adam Godley
SS Sergeant:
Sebastian Stegmann
Johannes Elter:
Nicholas Murchie
Singer in club:
Jessica Akpang
Viktor's Chess Opponent:
Andrzej Walden
Fernand:
Mark Lewis
Duff Cooper:
Julian Harries
Herschenson:
Andrew Sachs
Polish Soldier:
Rafal Zawierucha
Gypsy Girl:
Sonia Mietielica
Bandit Leader:
Eugeniusz Malinowski
Ukranian Bandit:
Michal Kosciuk
Ukranian Bandit:
Grzegorz Klis
Ukranian Bandit:
Jaroslaw Karpuk
Ukranian Bandit:
Krzysztof Urbanowicz
Ukranian Bandit:
Krzysztof Wnuk

Black Earth Rising

Series 1

Episode 7: Double Bogey on the Ninth

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Drama series. As Michael works to expose a long-buried crime, Kate learns the shocking truth about her own history. Show more

Contributors

Michael Ennis:
John Goodman
Kate Ashby:
Michaela Coel
President Bibi Mundanzi:
Abena Ayivor
Alice Munezero:
Noma Dumezweni
Florence Karamera:
Emmanuel Imani
David Runihura:
Lucian Msamati
Eunice Clayton:
Tamara Tunie
Mark Viner:
Julian Glover
Nkanza a Nkanga:
Nicholas Beveney
Frank Munezero:
Treva Etienne
Judge Deborah Hewitt:
Nancy Crane
Zava Zand:
Paul Herzberg
Daniel Drewe:
Adrian Schiller
US Hospital Receptionist:
Katia Kvinge
Andrew McCulloch:
Paul Birchard
Richard Ratzenburger:
Timothy Walker
Crown Prosecutor:
Jackie Morrison
Scott Moncrieff:
Stuart Milligan
Stephanie Hubert:
Agathe de La Boulaye
Jack Marshall:
Paul Clayton
S J Molloy:
Laurel Lefkow
Jane Miles:
Amelia Hoy
Executive Producer:
Greg Brenman
Producer:
Abi Bach
Writer:
Hugo Blick
Producer:
Hugo Blick
Director:
Hugo Blick
Production Company:
Drama Republic Ltd

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Channel Islands

Action adventure in which the intrepid explorer (Harrison Ford) sets out to rescue his father (Sean Connery), a medievalist who has vanished while searching for the Holy Grail. Show more

Contributors

Indiana Jones:
Harrison Ford
Professor Henry Jones:
Sean Connery
Marcus Brody:
Denholm Elliott
Walter Donovan:
Julian Glover
Young Indy:
River Phoenix
Grail Knight:
Robert Eddison
Young Henry:
Alex Hyde-White
Mrs Donovan:
Isla Blair
World War I Ace:
Frederick Jaeger
Hatay Tank Gunner:
Stefan Kalipha
Gestapo:
Pat Roach
Producer:
Robert Watts
Composer:
John Williams
Director of photography:
Douglas Slocombe

Merlin

Series 5

Episode 1: Arthur's Bane - Part 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Fantasy drama series. Camelot basks in the halcyon days of a new golden age. But even as she flowers, so the dark seeds of her destruction are being sown. Show more

Contributors

Queen Annis:
Lindsay Duncan
Voice of the Dragon:
John Hurt
The Euchdag:
Josette Simon
Sir Gwaine:
Eoin Macken
Sir Elyan:
Adetomiwa Edun
Sir Leon:
Rupert Young
Sir Percival:
Tom Hopper
Producer:
Johnny Capps
Producer:
Julian Murphy

Holby City

Series 16

Episode 30: My Name is Joe

Duration: 56 minutes

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

Zosia is under pressure as she tries to prove to Sacha that she has what it takes to pass her F1 year, while Jonny finds an unlikely ally in his fight for Emma. Show more

Contributors

Raffaello Di Luca:
Joe McFadden
Harry Tressler:
Jules Knight
Jonny Maconie:
Michael Thomson
Jac Naylor:
Rosie Marcel
Guy Self:
John Michie
Arthur Digby:
Rob Ostlere
Serena Campbell:
Catherine Russell
Dominic Copeland:
David Ames
Sacha Levy:
Bob Barrett
Zosia March:
Camilla Arfwedson
Mo Effanga:
Chizzy Akudolu
Amy Teo:
Wendy Kweh
Paula Burrows:
Julie Legrand
Jesse Law:
Don Gilet
Estelle Harrison:
Kaye Wragg
Chelsey Corman:
Dominique Jackson
Craig Donovan:
Daniel Brocklebank
Joe Goodridge:
Julian Glover
Stephanie Grove:
Steff Alexander
Douglas Gibson:
Phillip Langhorne
Director:
Pip Short

Holby City

Series 16

Episode 31: No Apologies

Duration: 56 minutes

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

Sacha suffers a crisis of conscience when confronted with a shocking truth, while Jonny tries to extend an olive branch to Jac and Adele's radio gig causes problems. Show more

Contributors

Zosia March:
Camilla Arfwedson
Arthur Digby:
Rob Ostlere
Jonny Maconie:
Michael Thomson
Mo Effanga:
Chizzy Akudolu
Sacha Levy:
Bob Barrett
Jac Naylor:
Rosie Marcel
Raffaello Di Luca:
Joe McFadden
Harry Tressler:
Jules Knight
Adele Effanga:
Petra Letang
Serena Campbell:
Catherine Russell
Guy Self:
John Michie
Jesse Law:
Don Gilet
Amy Teo:
Wendy Kweh
Estelle Harrison:
Kaye Wragg
Joe Goodridge:
Julian Glover
Shelly Lang:
Tamsin Topolski
Pat Lang:
Chloe Annett
Doug Mitchell:
James Capel
Director:
Pip Short

Atlantis

Series 1

Episode 9: Pandora's Box

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Mythological drama series. When Medusa is kidnapped by a cruel moneylender, Hercules must retrieve a precious artefact from the Underworld to pay the ransom. Show more

Contributors

Hercules:
Mark Addy
The Oracle:
Juliet Stevenson
Pythagoras:
Robert Emms
Eunapius:
Julian Glover
Thaddeus:
John Conroy
Executive Producer:
Johnny Capps
Executive Producer:
Julian Murphy

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

After his stonemason apprenticeship, Telford left for London in 1782, but success eluded him there. Read by Robin Laing. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Telford's extraordinary career reached its zenith with the construction of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Read by Robin Laing. Show more