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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

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

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 HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

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
Dr Weiss:
Henry Goodman
Producer:
Laurie Borg
Director:
James Hawes

Wolf Hall

Episode 1: Three Card Trick

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 2 months

Historical drama chronicling Thomas Cromwell's rise to power. Lacking a male heir, King Henry VIII is desperate to annul his marriage to Katherine of Aragon. 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
Eustache Chapuys:
Mathieu Amalric
Katherine of Aragon:
Joanne Whalley
Harry Percy:
Harry Lloyd
Jane Rochford:
Jessica Raine
Johane Williamson:
Saskia Reeves
Mary Boleyn:
Charity Wakefield
Liz Cromwell:
Natasha Little
Richard Cromwell:
Joss Porter
Jane Seymour:
Kate Phillips
George Cavendish:
Robert Wilfort
Duke of Suffolk:
Richard Dillane
Henry Norris:
Luke Roberts
Mark Smeaton:
Max Fowler
Sir Thomas Boleyn:
David Robb
Anne Cromwell:
Emilia Jones
Grace Cromwell:
Athena Droutis
Mercy Pryor:
Mary Jo Randle
Producer:
Mark Pybus

Series

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall

Episode 3: Anna Regina

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 2 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

Wolf Hall

Episode 5: Crows

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 2 months

Historical drama. The Act of Supremacy has declared Henry supreme head of the church in England, but the Holy Roman Emperor has refused to recognise his new title. 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
Stephen Gardiner:
Mark Gatiss
Eustache Chapuys:
Mathieu Amalric
Katherine of Aragon:
Joanne Whalley
Jane Rochford:
Jessica Raine
Richard Cromwell:
Joss Porter
Gregory Cromwell:
Tom Holland
Jane Seymour:
Kate Phillips
Harry Norris:
Luke Roberts
William Brereton:
Alastair Mackenzie
Thomas Wriothesley:
Joel MacCormack
Thomas Cranmer:
Will Keen
Frances Weston:
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
George Boleyn:
Edward Holcroft
Sir Thomas Boleyn:
David Robb
Lord Chancellor Audley:
Tim Steed
Edward Seymour:
Ed Speleers
Thomas Seymour:
Iain Batchelor
Sir John Seymour:
Paul Ritter
Mary Shelton:
Hannah Steele
Producer:
Mark Pybus
Production Company:
Company Pictures

Series

Wolf Hall

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

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

Jamaica Inn

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Period drama based on Daphne du Maurier's gothic novel. Orphaned Mary Yellan travels to the remote Jamaica Inn to live with her Aunt Patience and brutal Uncle Joss. 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
Twin 1:
David Beck
William:
Danny Miller
Mrs Yellan:
Sadie Shimmin
Mrs Trelawn:
Rhiannon Oliver
Cornish Driver:
Matthew Bearne
Crown Landlord:
Carl McCrystal
Mary Stunt Double:
Sarah Lochlan
Wrecker 1:
Rory Mulroe
Wrecker 2:
Justin Pearson
Writer:
Emma Frost
Producer:
Dan Winch

The Singing Detective

Episode 1: Skin

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dennis Potter's classic drama serial with music about pulp thriller writer Philip Marlow, in hospital with psoriasis, tormented by his past and threatened by his future. Show more

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