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Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 7

Episode 9: Alan Cumming

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Award-winning actor and Broadway star Alan Cumming attempts to solve the mystery relating to his maternal grandfather, a soldier who died aged just 35 in Malaysia. Show more

The Graham Norton Show

Series 21

Episode 7

Duration: 49 minutes

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

Among the guests on Graham's sofa are Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, musician Keith Urban, theatre and screen star Alan Cumming and singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Graham Norton
Interviewed Guest:
Nicole Kidman
Interviewed Guest:
Keith Urban
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Cumming
Interviewed Guest:
Sheryl Crow
Series Producer:
Jon Magnusson
Director:
Steve Smith
Executive Producer:
Graham Stuart
Production Company:
So Television

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Alan Cumming visits the locations of some classic Scottish movies and meets Gregory's Girl director Bill Forsyth in Cumbernauld, while film experts compare Braveheart and Rob Roy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Cumming
Director:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Pauline Law
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

The High Life

Episode 4: Choob

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Sitcom set among cabin crew of a passenger jet. Shona lands the job of presenting the Air Scotia inflight video, but the plane is hijacked by a Scottish nationalist. Show more

Contributors

Sebastian Flight:
Alan Cumming
Steve McCracken:
Forbes Masson
Shona Spurtle:
Siobhan Redmond
Captain Hilary Duff:
Patrick Ryecart
Jackie Strachan:
Hilary Lyon
Producer:
Tony Dow

The High Life

Episode 5: Dug

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Sitcom set among the cabin crew of a passenger jet. Sebastian hits on a wild scheme to find fame, fortune and females for Steve by entering a song for Scotland at Eurovision. Show more

Contributors

Sebastian Flight:
Alan Cumming
Steve McCracken:
Forbes Masson
Shona Spurtle:
Siobhan Redmond
Captain Duff:
Patrick Ryecart
Guy Wersch:
Peter Blake
Aurora Borealis Wersch:
Kimberly Gallacher
Producer:
Tony Dow

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Family adventure about two siblings who come to the rescue of their ex-spy parents after the adults run into trouble, having been summoned back to work. Antonio Banderas stars. Show more

Contributors

Gregorio Cortez:
Antonio Banderas
Ingrid Cortez:
Carla Gugino
Carmen Cortez:
Alexa Vega
Fegan Floop:
Alan Cumming
Juni Cortez:
Daryl Sabara
Alexander Minion:
Tony Shalhoub
Felix Gumm:
Cheech Marin
Machete:
Danny Trejo
Donnagon/Donnamight:
Mike Judge

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Fantasy adventure sequel in which the globetrotting sibling duo attempt to reclaim the powerful Transmooker device from the clutches of a mad scientist. Show more

Contributors

Gregorio Cortez:
Antonio Banderas
Ingrid Cortez:
Carla Gugino
Carmen Cortez:
Alexa Vega
Juni Cortez:
Daryl Sabara
Donnagon Giggles:
Mike Judge
Machete Cortez:
Danny Trejo
Felix Gumm:
Cheech Marin
Gary Giggles:
Matt O'Leary
Gerti Giggles:
Emily Osment
Grandfather:
Ricardo Montalban
Grandmother:
Holland Taylor
Dinky Winks:
Bill Paxton

Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

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

Adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel starring Charlie Hunnam. Nicholas Nickleby and his family enjoy a comfortable life, until his father dies and the family is left penniless. Show more

Contributors

Nicholas Nickleby:
Charlie Hunnam
Wackford Squeers:
Jim Broadbent
Kate Nickleby:
Romola Garai
Newman Noggs:
Tom Courtenay
Ralph Nickleby:
Christopher Plummer
Madeline Bray:
Anne Hathaway
Mrs Squeers:
Juliet Stevenson
Sir Mulberry Hawk:
Edward Fox
Vincent Crummles:
Nathan Lane
Mrs Crummles / Mr Leadville:
Barry Humphries
Mr Folair:
Alan Cumming
Charles Cheeryble:
Timothy Spall

Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Adaptation of the Jane Austen classic about a privileged young woman's misguided attempts at matchmaking. Show more

Contributors

Emma Woodhouse:
Gwyneth Paltrow
Mr Knightley:
Jeremy Northam
Frank Churchill:
Ewan McGregor
Harriet Smith:
Toni Collette
Rev Elton:
Alan Cumming
Mrs Weston:
Greta Scacchi
Jane Fairfax:
Polly Walker
Miss Bates:
Sophie Thompson
Mrs Bates:
Phyllida Law
Mr Weston:
James Cosmo
Mr Woodhouse:
Denys Hawthorne
Producer:
Steven Haft

Between the Ears

Tower of Babel

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for over a year

A multilingual sound collage from international theatre director Robert Wilson, inspired by the story of the Tower of Babel. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Cooking and chat with James Martin. James cooks live with Michelin-starred chef Nigel Haworth and Tristan Welch, and Hollywood actor Alan Cumming faces his food heaven or hell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Martin
Participant:
Nigel Haworth
Participant:
Tristan Welch
Participant:
Alan Cumming
Participant:
Tim Atkin
Participant:
Rick Stein
Producer:
James Winter

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Alan Cumming sets out to discover the stories and people behind the movie Cabaret and the book on which it was based, interviewing Liza Minnelli and cabaret artist Ute Lemper. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Cumming
Executive Producer:
Rachel Bell

HARDtalk

Alan Cumming

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

Stephen Sackur speaks to actor Alan Cumming about his career, and the highs and lows of his personal life, including the shocking brutality he experienced in childhood. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Cumming

The High Life

Episode 2: Birl

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

Comedy set among the cabin crew of a passenger jet on a budget airline. As standards fall, the company orders its employees to attend a weekend of intensive retraining. Show more

Contributors

Sebastian Flight:
Alan Cumming
Steve McCracken:
Forbes Masson
Shona Spurtle:
Siobhan Redmond
Captain Duff:
Patrick Ryecart
Gretchen Betjeman:
Ann Scott-Jones
Heather Argyll:
Sally Howitt
Producer:
Tony Dow

Duration: 29 minutes

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

It's Steve's 30th birthday and he feels stuck in a rut, so Sebastian suggests they apply to be stewards on Air Scotia's glamours long-haul flights. Show more

Contributors

Sebastian Flight:
Alan Cumming
Steve McCracken:
Forbes Masson
Shona Spurtle:
Siobhan Redmond
Captain Hilary Duff:
Patrick Ryecart
Reggie Collins:
David Lyon
Producer:
Tony Dow

Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

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

Adaptation of Shakespeare's play. Prospera is banished from Milan by her brother and finds herself stranded on an island with her daughter, where she waits to take her revenge. Show more

Contributors

King Alonso:
David Strathairn
Prospera:
Helen Mirren
Gonzalo:
Tom Conti
Sebastian:
Alan Cumming
Trinculo:
Russell Brand
Stephano:
Alfred Molina
Antonio:
Chris Cooper
Prince Ferdinand:
Reeve Carney
Director:
Julie Taymor

Book of the Week

Alan Cumming - Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir

Episode 1: A Revelation

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Actor Alan Cumming reads his moving memoir about his troubled relationship with his father and a family mystery. Show more