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Duration: 1 hour

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

The last surviving top gunfighter in a vanishing American West rides into El Paso and is told by a doctor that he has a terminal illness. Starring Brian Cox and Michelle Fairley. Show more

Contributors

John Bernard Books:
Brian Cox
Bond Rodgers:
Michelle Fairley
Gillom Rodgers:
Joe Jameson
Marshal Thibido:
Craige Els
Charles Hostetler:
Michael Bertenshaw
Shoup:
Joe Sims
Mrs Woodling:
Heather Craney
Bartender:
Clive Hayward
Adaptor:
Nick Perry

Genres

Groundbreakers

Rebel Heart - The Life of Mary Ann McCracken

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for over a year

Documentary in which actress Michelle Fairley reveals the life and legacy of social revolutionary Mary Ann McCracken. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Supernatural thriller, set at the end of WWII, about a devoutly religious mother who moves to a Jersey mansion with her ailing children to await the return of her soldier husband. Show more

The Street

Series 2

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Paul Billerton strikes up a relationship with a local girl, but he bears a secret. After downing a cocktail of whisky and paracetamols, he begins the journey to his redemption. Show more

Contributors

Paul Billerton:
Toby Kebbell
Jean Lafferty:
Jodhi May
Kirsty Blackwell:
Robyn Addison
Probation Officer:
James Nickerson
Jean's Husband:
Jack Deam
Young Paul:
Kyle Ward
Paul's Mum:
Michelle Fairley
Margie McEvoy:
Ger Ryan
Prison Officer:
James Quinn
Paul's Dad:
Robert Horwell
Jean's Mother:
Mary Jo Randle
CID Policeman:
Malcolm Scates
Executive Producer:
Sita Williams
Producer:
John Chapman
Director:
David Blair

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

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

Drama recounting the true story of Philomena Lee who, decades after being forced to give up her infant son, enlists the help of an investigative journalist to track him down. Show more

Contributors

Philomena Lee:
Judi Dench
Martin Sixsmith:
Steve Coogan
Sally Mitchell:
Michelle Fairley
Sister Hildegarde:
Barbara Jefford
Mother Barbara:
Ruth McCabe
Pete Olsson:
Peter Hermann
Sally Mitchell:
Michelle Fairley
Writer:
Jeff Pope

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

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

In the early 70s a young English mother of two (Kate Winslet) arrives in Morocco in search of meaning and adventure, accompanied by her two daughters, aged six and eight. Show more

Classic Serial

John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Searching for work in 1930s California, the Joads learn thousands like them have also migrated west. Stars Michelle Fairley. Show more

Classic Serial

John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Tom's old friend Casy is leading a strike. In a vigilante mob attack, Casy goes down and Tom hits back. Stars Robert Sheehan. Show more

Drama

The Unseen Government

Duration: 45 minutes

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

After 600 days without a government, are Northern Ireland's civil servants doing a better job than their absentee political masters? An imagined satirical drama by Mark Lawson. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Factual drama about how the glamour-studded career of Britain's most famous footballer destroyed the life not only of George Best himself, but his family back in Belfast. Show more

Contributors

Ruby Emerson:
Bronagh Taggart
Barbara Best:
Laura Donnelly
Carol Best:
Lisa Hogg
Dickie Best:
Lorcan Cranitch
George Best:
Tom Payne
Mrs Fullaway:
Michelle Forbes
Matt Busby:
Des McAleer
Dave Sadler:
Luke de Woolfson
Producer:
Colin Barr
Director:
Colin Barr

Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

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

British biographical drama, adapted from Claire Tomalin's book. At the peak of his career, Charles Dickens meets a young actress who soon becomes his muse and mistress.

Contributors

Ellen 'Nelly' Ternan/Wharton Robinson:
Felicity Jones
Charles Dickens:
Ralph Fiennes
Catherine Ternan:
Kristin Scott Thomas
Wilkie Collins:
Tom Hollander
George Wharton Robinson:
Tom Burke
Reverend Benham:
John Kavanagh
Catherine Dickens:
Joanna Scanlan
Caroline Graves:
Michelle Fairley
Maria Ternan:
Perdita Weeks
Charley Dickens:
Michael Marcus
Director:
Ralph Fiennes

Through the Wardrobe

Episode 2: Tilly's Tale

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Glenn Patterson. A couple grab a moment of passion in their bedroom cupboard, with unexpected consequences. Read by Michelle Fairley. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Formats

Drama

A Bag on Ballyfinch Place

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Deirdre Kinahan. When the body of a young woman is found outside Maeve's Dublin home, she begins her own investigation, driven by a desire she does not yet understand. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Sweet comedy set in a small town in Northern Ireland. Show more

Contributors

Annie McNabb:
Michelle Fairley
Mute McGill:
Clive Russell
Kathleen Duffy:
Marie Jones
Paul Duffy:
Paul Kennedy
PJ Johnson:
Adam Best
Director:
Colin McIvor

Classic Serial

John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The battles of Ma Joad as her family trek west in 1930s America. Starring BBC Audio Drama Award winner Michelle Fairley. Show more

Drama

Brought to Light

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

By Francis Turnly. Student Katie uncovers a devastating secret from her father's past and struggles to come to terms with what he has done. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

One-off drama inspired by the true story of Dr Anne Turner, who in 2006 took her own life in a Zurich clinic having developed an incurable degenerative disease. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Jimmy McGovern's drama based on the UK's joint enterprise law. When 17-year-old Johnjo gives his cousin and his friends a lift, he finds himself implicated in a stabbing. Show more

Contributors

Tony Wallace:
Philip Hill-Pearson
Kieran Gillespie:
Andrew Ellis
Colin McCabe:
Jack McMullen
Coleen O'Shea:
Jodhi May
Peter O'Shea:
Andrew Tiernan
Patrick O'Shea:
Ben Bailey Smith
Karen O'Shea:
Finn Atkins
DI Hastings:
Robert Pugh
Margaret Ward:
Susan Lynch
Tommy Ward:
Daniel Mays
Julie Ward:
Samantha Oliver
Thomas Ward:
Harry McMullen
Hugo Davies:
Dean Smith
Albie Flanagan:
Liam Ainsworth
Shelagh Wallace:
Michelle Fairley
Barnes Williams:
David Westhead
Leon King:
Chu Omambala
Royal Courts Judge:
Michael Gambon
Royal Courts Clerk:
Will Travis
DC Jane Pearson:
Louise Delamere
Defence Lawyer:
Juliet Ellis
Prosecution Lawyer:
James Nickerson
Magistrate:
Marie Critchley
Police Officer:
Julian Gorman
Liaison Officer:
Kirsty-Leigh Porter
Jennifer Fielding:
Tanya Moodie
Hugo's Lawyer:
Mark Chatterton
Bank Manager:
Richard Sinnott
Civil Servant:
Connie Hyde
Undertaker:
Graham Padden
Executive Producer:
Colin McKeown
Producer:
Colin McKeown
Executive Producer:
Jimmy McGovern
Director:
David Blair

Lark Rise to Candleford

Series 2

Episode 10

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

Patterson's wife is struck with illness, and gives him permission to seek a new wife. He has no intention of doing so, until he finds a Pratt sister in distress... Show more

Contributors

Pearl Pratt:
Matilda Ziegler
Cabbage Patterson:
Jason Watkins
Mrs Patterson:
Michelle Fairley
Emma Timmins:
Claudie Blakley
Robert Timmins:
Brendan Coyle
Alf Arless:
John Dagleish
Frank Timmins:
Fergus Drysdale
Laura Timmins:
Olivia Hallinan
Thomas Brown:
Mark Heap
Edmund Timmins:
Thomas Jones
Adult Laura:
Sarah Lancashire
Miss Ellison:
Sandy McDade
James Dowland:
Jason Merrells
Sally Arless:
Sophie Miles
Archie Arless:
Harry Miles
Ethel Timmins:
Martha Murdoch
Nan Carter:
Rebecca Night
Dorcas Lane:
Julia Sawalha
Lizzie Arless:
Hope Yeomans
Director:
Patrick Lau

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 4 months

A film poem by Owen Sheers, marking the seventieth anniversary, in 2018, of the birth of the NHS, which charts a day in the life of a modern-day regional hospital. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Pip Broughton
Producer:
Adrian Bate
Participant:
Michael Sheen
Participant:
Eve Myles
Participant:
Mali Jenkins
Participant:
George MacKay
Participant:
Nia Roberts
Participant:
Leighton Edwards
Participant:
Lolita Chakrabarti
Participant:
Martin Freeman
Participant:
Jonathan Pryce
Participant:
Tamsin Greig
Participant:
Susan Wokoma
Participant:
Siân Phillips
Participant:
Michelle Fairley
Participant:
Shelley Rees
Participant:
Rhashan Stone
Participant:
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Participant:
Memet Ali Alabora
Participant:
Elysia Welch
Participant:
Michelle Collins
Participant:
Arsher Ali
Participant:
Pinar Ogun
Participant:
Suzanne Packer
Participant:
Meera Syal
Participant:
Garyn Williams
Participant:
Lesley Manville
Participant:
Celia Imrie
Participant:
Nasser Memarzia