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Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Comedian Nick Helm presents a helter-skelter ride of songs, sketches, jokes, poetry, fireworks, stunts, dance and whatever else he can muster. This time, Nick talks about fame.

Contributors

Presenter:
Nick Helm
Bass guitar:
Ben Ellis
MD/Drums:
Andy Jones
Keyboards:
Ross Power
The Producer:
Jason Dawson
Barman:
Mark Smith
Writer:
Nick Helm
Writer:
Mark Smith
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Nick Helm continues his helter-skelter ride of songs, sketches, jokes, poetry, fireworks, stunts, dance and whatever else he can muster. This time, he looks at romance. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nick Helm
Bass guitar:
Ben Ellis
MD/Drums:
Andy Jones
Keyboards:
Ross Power
The Producer:
Jason Dawson
Barman:
Mark Smith
Writer:
Nick Helm
Writer:
Mark Smith
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment

Episode 2: Popular Culture

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Nick Helm continues his helter-skelter ride of songs, sketches, poetry, stunts, dance and whatever else he can muster. This time, he looks at popular culture. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nick Helm
Bass guitar:
Ben Ellis
MD/Drums:
Andy Jones
Keyboards:
Ross Power
The Producer:
Jason Dawson
Barman:
Mark Smith
Writer:
Nick Helm
Writer:
Mark Smith
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Sitcom pilot. William always knew he was destined to be a juror but he never imagined that when the day finally came, he would land the mother of all jury gigs - a murder trial. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Big Talk Productions
Director:
Ben Taylor
Producer:
Josh Cole
Executive Producer:
Kenton Allen
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar
Mr Martin:
David Schaal
Judge Henman:
Maggie Steed
Courtroom Artist:
Alexander Kirk
Bradley the Lawyer:
Michael Higgs
Darren the Defendant:
Ricky Champ

Brian Pern

The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

Episode 2: Middle Age of Rock

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Brian looks at rock stars who turn to acting, charity singles and protest songs. Plus, how the Russians tried to take down the Concorde containing Phil Collins. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
Voice of SAS soldier:
Rhys Thomas
Tony Pebble:
Nigel Havers
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar
Writer:
Simon Day
Nile Rodgers:
Danny John-Jules
Mulligan:
Vic Reeves
Dancer / Voice of Tracy:
Lucy Montgomery
Eddie Mount: Drummer:
Al Murray
Pern Band: Guitar:
Steve Burge
Pern Band: Bassist:
Dean Thomas
Himself:
Rick Wakeman
Himself:
Noel Edmonds
Himself:
Phil Collins
Himself:
Roger Taylor

Brian Pern

The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

Episode 3: Death of Rock

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Brian Pern looks at what breaks up bands, from drink and drugs to creative tension. Plus rock stars who want to save the world and the state of music today. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
Tony Pebble:
Nigel Havers
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar
Writer:
Simon Day
Mickey Murray:
Michael Smiley
Mulligan:
Vic Reeves
Wendy Mankowitz:
Frances Barber
Pepita / Gorilla Handler:
Lucy Montgomery
Eddie Mount: Drummer:
Al Murray
Pern Band: Guitar:
Steve Burge
Pern Band: Bassist:
Dean Thomas
Himself:
Noel Edmonds
Himself:
Roger Taylor
Himself:
Mike Read
Himself:
David Arnold

Duration: 2 hours

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

A celebration of 50 years of comedy on BBC Two, from The Likely Lads and Not Only... But Also in its first year in 1964, up to W1A and Rev. today. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Joanna Lumley
Producer:
Sean Doherty
Director:
Sean Doherty
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar
Participant:
Ricky Gervais
Participant:
Eric Idle
Participant:
Michael Palin
Participant:
Terry Jones
Participant:
Alan Alda
Participant:
Vic Reeves
Participant:
Bob Mortimer
Participant:
Rebecca Front
Participant:
Alexei Sayle
Participant:
David Mitchell
Participant:
Robert Webb
Participant:
Catherine Tate
Participant:
Bill Bailey
Participant:
Ian Hislop
Participant:
Sarah Millican
Participant:
Dara O Briain
Participant:
James Corden
Participant:
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Participant:
Armando Iannucci
Participant:
Prunella Scales
Participant:
Charlie Brooker
Participant:
Paul Whitehouse
Participant:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Participant:
Graeme Garden
Participant:
Bill Oddie
Participant:
Jeremy Dyson
Participant:
Mark Gatiss
Participant:
Steve Pemberton
Participant:
Reece Shearsmith

Genres

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Comedian Nick Helm presents a helter-skelter ride of songs, sketches, jokes, poetry, fireworks, stunts, dance and whatever else he can muster. Nick talks us through death.

Contributors

Presenter:
Nick Helm
Bass guitar:
Ben Ellis
MD/Drums:
Andy Jones
Keyboards:
Ross Power
The Producer:
Jason Dawson
Barman:
Mark Smith
Love Interest:
Rosa Robson
Writer:
Nick Helm
Writer:
Mark Smith
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Nick Helm continues his helter-skelter ride of songs, sketches, jokes, poetry, fireworks, stunts, dance and whatever else he can muster. Nick explores the subject of war. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nick Helm
Bass guitar:
Ben Ellis
MD/Drums:
Andy Jones
Keyboards:
Ross Power
The Producer:
Jason Dawson
Barman:
Mark Smith
Writer:
Nick Helm
Writer:
Mark Smith
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Comedian Nick Helm kicks off his helter-skelter ride of songs, sketches, jokes, poetry, fireworks, stunts, dance and whatever else he can muster, plus he reveals his dreams.

Contributors

Presenter:
Nick Helm
Bass guitar:
Ben Ellis
MD/Drums:
Andy Jones
Keyboards:
Ross Power
The Producer:
Jason Dawson
Barman:
Mark Smith
Writer:
Nick Helm
Writer:
Mark Smith
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

As part of BBC Two's 50th birthday celebrations, this programme pulls from the shelf some rare and previously unseen comedy moments from some of the greatest names in comedy. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tamsin Greig
Producer:
Sean Doherty
Director:
Sean Doherty
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

From the Edinburgh Fringe, Seann Walsh introduces new comedy acts including Tom Rosenthal, Aisling Bea and Limerick-based hip-hop artists the Rubberbandits. Show more

Brian Pern

The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

Episode 1: Birth of Rock

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Brian Pern takes an imagined journey through the last 50 years of rock music. He investigates its prehistoric origins and reminisces about dressing up as a crab. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
Various:
Rhys Thomas
Tony Pebble:
Nigel Havers
Ray Baker Thomas:
Matt Lucas
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Toddy Chunks Burnett:
Winston Garvey
Mulligan:
Vic Reeves
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Mickey Murray:
Michael Smiley
Captain Cupnutz:
Tony Way
Writer:
Simon Day
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

Dirk Gently

16/12/2010

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama. Holistic detective Dirk Gently's investigation into a missing cat links to an encounter with an old friend, an exploding warehouse, a missing billionaire and some biscuits. Show more

Contributors

Richard:
Darren Boyd
DI Gilks:
Jason Watkins
Gordon Way:
Anthony Howell
Dr Gerstenberger:
Miles Richardson
Reporter:
Alisha Bailey
Barman:
Alex Parry
Newsagent:
Joe Hall
Receptionist:
Leona Walker
Director:
Damon Thomas
Producer:
Chris Carey
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

Defending the Guilty

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy. Will is a pupil barrister. His boss doesn't respect him, his clients are all guilty, and he is fighting for his job. He is starting to wonder if he has got what it takes. Show more

Defending the Guilty

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

As Will grapples with whether to tell his girlfriend about his recent indiscretion, his new-found notoriety throws up a juicy opportunity. Show more

Defending the Guilty

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 27 minutes

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

Caroline and Will take on a last-minute case, only to find themselves in a battle with the clock, a skittish victim and an underfunded system to bring a criminal to justice. Show more

Defending the Guilty

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 29 minutes

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

A series of odd incidents on the tube lands Caroline and Will with a hard-to-read client. Harmless crank or weirdo perv? Show more

Defending the Guilty

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Chambers puts the pupils through their paces in a professionally acted mock trial. Will learns the brutal art of cross-examination from Caroline. Show more

Defending the Guilty

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

It is the day the pupils get ‘on their feet', addressing a court for the first time. But Will is reeling from the break-up of his relationship - and wondering whether the law is really for him.

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar
Executive Producer:
Kenton Allen
Executive Producer:
Kieron Quirke
Production Company:
Big Talk Productions
Director:
Tom George
Sister Hortense:
Anna Carteret
Prison Guard:
Ross Gurney-Randall
District Judge:
Caroline Lee Johnson
Judge One:
Kim Wall
Stunt coordinator:
Gary Connery