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2. The Crisis of Wallis Simpson

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Wallis Simpson flees to escape the publicity and press intrusion surrounding her impending marriage. Starring Frances Barber. Show more


Wallis Simpson:
Frances Barber
Edward VIII:
Anthony Calf
Kitty Rogers:
Jane McKenna
Herman Rogers:
Mark Straker
Lord Brownlow:
Richard Dillane
George Ladbrook:
Ben Crowe
Richard Atlee



Episode 1: Retreat

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Docudrama about events at Dunkirk in 1940. The Allies are in retreat, but the Navy can only pick up a few soldiers and Churchill is advised to make peace to save the rest. Show more


Signalman Wilf Saunders:
Michael Legge
Captain Bill Tennant:
Adrian Rawlins
Vice Admiral Tom Philips:
Geoffrey Kirkness
Private Robert Garside:
Mark Bagnall
Private GDS Gould:
Scott Moutter
Corporal Gill:
Ben Abell
Winston Churchill:
Simon Russell Beale
Anthony Eden:
Jack Fortune
Neville Chamberlain:
Christopher Good
Lord Halifax:
Richard Durden
Clement Atlee:
Richard Atlee
Sergeant Moore:
Lee Ross
Captain James Lynn-Allen:
Daniel Weyman
Signalman Clive Tonry:
Richard Sutton
Captain M Denny:
Nicholas Asbury
Vice Admiral B Ransay:
Richard Bremmer
Commander J Clouston:
William Hope
Alex Holmes
Rob Warr



Count Arthur Strong

Series 1

Episode 5: Doctor Two

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom about an out-of-work former variety star. A dog bite leads to an eventful visit to the hospital for Arthur and Michael. Arthur discovers a new stage in his career. Show more


Count Arthur Strong:
Steve Delaney
Michael Baker:
Rory Kinnear
John the Watch:
Andy Linden
Dog Owner:
Richard Atlee
Anaethetist Paul:
Marcus Garvey
Beth Ita
Dr Perle:
Simon Kunz
Police Sketch Artist:
Ben Moor
Talent Judge:
Gresby Nash
Dr Freeman:
Ben Willbond
Richard Boden