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Saturday Drama

The Browning Version

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Terence Rattigan. Buried emotions resurface, when unpopular classics master 'the Crock' is given a present on his last day at the school. Show more

Contributors

Frank Hunter:
Ioan Gruffudd
Millie Crocker-Harris:
Joanne Whalley
Andrew Crocker-Harris:
Michael York
Headmaster:
Ian Ogilvy
Peter Gilbert:
Stuart Bunce
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Genres

Saturday Drama

Michael Frayn - Skios

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Identity swap and absurdity on a sunlit Greek island. But where is the real Dr Wilfred? Stars Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hollander, Janie Dee, Stacy Keach and Lisa Dillon. Show more

Contributors

Dr Wilfred:
Hugh Bonneville
Oliver Fox:
Tom Hollander
Nikki Hook:
Lisa Dillon
Georgie:
Janie Dee
Mr Friendly:
Stacy Keach
Mrs Toppler:
Susan Sullivan
Mr Chailey:
Ian Ogilvy
Mrs Chailey:
Joanne Whalley
Annuka Vos:
Amita Dhiri
Spiros:
Jon Glover
Stavros:
Jon Glover
Patrick:
Matthew Wolf
Official:
Nigel Anthony
Ditmuss:
Kerry Shale
Mrs Friendly:
Jennifer Bassey
Suki Brox:
Cindy Katz
Papadopoulou:
Andre Sogliuzzo
Mrs Skorbatova:
Janine Barris
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Genres

Edge of Darkness

Episode 1: Compassionate Leave

Duration: 1 hour

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

Thriller set in a world of obsessive state security. Ronald Craven is haunted by the murder of his daughter and begins his own investigation into her death. Show more

Contributors

Pendleton:
Charles Kay
Ronald Craven:
Bob Peck
Emma Craven:
Joanne Whalley
Darius Jedburgh:
Joe Don Baker
Harcourt:
Ian McNeice
James Godbolt:
Jack Watson

Edge of Darkness

Episode 2: Into the Shadows

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Classic 80s thriller serial. Craven goes to London to find out more about his daughter's murder, and begins to realise the full extent of her political involvement. Show more

Contributors

Pendleton:
Charles Kay
Ronald Craven:
Bob Peck
Emma Craven:
Joanne Whalley
Darius Jedburgh:
Joe Don Baker
Harcourt:
Ian McNeice
Terry Shields:
Tim McInnerny

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

The story of how Richard Feynman (William Hurt), one of America's most famous scientists, helped to discover the cause of the space shuttle Challenger disaster. Show more

Contributors

Richard Feynman:
William Hurt
Chairman Rogers:
Brian Dennehy
General Kutyna:
Bruce Greenwood
Gweneth Feynman:
Joanne Whalley
Larry Mulloy:
Kevin McNally
Sally Ride:
Eve Best
Producer:
Laurie Borg
Director:
James Hawes
Dr Weiss:
Henry Goodman
Director:
James Hawes

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Two-part supernatural thriller. After his lover is killed, a man seeks solace on a mysterious chat line for the bereaved, which leads him to an enigmatic young woman. Show more

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Two-part supernatural thriller. After his lover is killed, a man seeks solace on a mysterious chat line for the bereaved, which leads him to an enigmatic young woman. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Can Jeeves help Lord Rowcester to sell his crumbling pile to a wealthy American widow? Comedy thriller starring Martin Jarvis. From April 2014. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Can Bill pay back the money he owes Captain Biggar? Will it be Jeeves to the rescue? Stars Martin Jarvis and Rufus Sewell. From April 2014. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Gritty drama set in 80s Scotland. An unemployed miner, whose inability to find a job threatens his family's wellbeing, is coerced into the brutal world of bare-knuckle boxing. Show more

Contributors

Danny Scoular:
Liam Neeson
Director:
David Leland
Beth Scoular:
Joanne Whalley
Matt Mason:
Ian Bannen
Beth's Father:
Johnny Beattie
Beth's Mother:
Amanda Walker
Billy:
Pat Roach
Wee Danny:
Andrew Meaden
Young Kate:
Ashleigh Thomas
Gordon:
Hugh Grant

Genres

Formats

Jamaica Inn

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Period drama based on Daphne du Maurier's gothic novel. When Mary suspects her uncle of murder, she confides in the local vicar, and then goes on a secret outing with Jem. Show more

Contributors

Jem Merlyn:
Matthew McNulty
Joss Merlyn:
Sean Harris
Aunt Patience:
Joanne Whalley
Francis Davey:
Ben Daniels
Ambrose:
Elliot Levey
Magistrate Bassat:
Andrew Scarborough
William:
Danny Miller
Mrs Bassat:
Charlotte Lucas
Flashy Dealer:
Charlie Wade
Lynx Eyed Man:
Luke Harris
Fleece Innkeeper:
Chris Ellison
Writer:
Emma Frost
Producer:
Dan Winch

Jamaica Inn

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

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

Period drama based on Daphne du Maurier's gothic novel. The net tightens on the smugglers. Mary struggles to know who to trust, and learns too late the true danger she is facing. Show more

Classic Serial

Ring for Jeeves

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

An all-star cast brings this supremely funny horse-racing PG Wodehouse novel to galloping life. Can Jeeves help Lord Rowester sell his crumbling pile to a wealthy American widow? Show more

Classic Serial

Ring for Jeeves

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Financial disarray. Could a diamond pendant, the Charleston, the Derby or the spider-sequence be the answer? Only Jeeves can tell. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Crime thriller telling the story of a hot-shot lawyer (Bill Pullman) who asks an ex-con to kill his former secretary, who has threatened to go to the police after he raped her. Show more

Contributors

Callum Crane:
Bill Pullman
Sophie Lennon:
Gabrielle Anwar
Nathalie Crane:
Joanne Whalley

Drama on 3

Henceforward

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Martin Jarvis directs Jared Harris and Joanne Whalley in Alan Ayckbourn's darkly prophetic comedy about a composer with a creative block. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Epic one-off drama telling the story of Noah: a man who risks everything to save the people he loves. A retelling of the classic tale, fusing elements from the Bible and Qur'an. Show more

Wolf Hall

Episode 3: Anna Regina

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 9 months

Historical drama. Cromwell manoeuvres a bill through Parliament that acknowledges Henry rather than the pope as head of the Church of England. Show more

Contributors

Thomas Cromwell:
Mark Rylance
King Henry VIII:
Damian Lewis
Anne Boleyn:
Claire Foy
Cardinal Wolsey:
Jonathan Pryce
Duke of Norfolk:
Bernard Hill
Thomas More:
Anton Lesser
Stephen Gardiner:
Mark Gatiss
Harry Percy:
Harry Lloyd
Jane Rochford:
Jessica Raine
Johane Williamson:
Saskia Reeves
Mary Boleyn:
Charity Wakefield
Richard Cromwell:
Joss Porter
Jane Seymour:
Kate Phillips
Duke of Suffolk:
Richard Dillane
Henry Norris:
Luke Roberts
Thomas Cranmer:
Will Keen
Frances Weston:
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Sir Thomas Boleyn:
David Robb
Thomas Wriothesley:
Joel MacCormack
William Brereton:
Alastair Mackenzie
Katherine of Aragon:
Joanne Whalley
George Boleyn:
Edward Holcroft
Edward Seymour:
Ed Speleers
Thomas Wyatt:
Jack Lowden
Producer:
Mark Pybus
Production Company:
Company Pictures

Series

Wolf Hall