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Curious Under the Stars

Series 1

Episode 2: Llewelyn's Chair

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

As Gareth and Diane attempt to launch a new menu at the Druid's Rest, something is lurking in the sea mist. By Annamaria Murphy. Show more

Ludus

Series 2

Episode 8

First broadcast: on CBBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Game show for children. Three Earthtwerps from Cardiff journey deep into space to take on Ludus. They play his interactive computer games to rescue their friends and family. Show more

Contributors

Ludus:
Tom Bell
The Herculean:
Louise Ford
Executive Producer:
Rob Hyde
Series Producer:
Ruth Mills

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 3: Wicked William the Conqueror Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. Young William, Duke of Normandy, quarrels with Harold Godwinson about who should be king of England, before bashing the English and taking the crown. Show more

Contributors

William the Conqueror:
Kevin Eldon
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Lawry Lewin
Additional Cast Member:
Jason Lewis
Additional Cast Member:
Dan Li
Additional Cast Member:
Dominique Moore
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 12: 'Orrible Oliver Cromwell Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. Oliver Cromwell rises from obscurity, challenges King Charles I in the English Civil War and ultimately orders his execution. Show more

Contributors

Oliver Cromwell:
Lawry Lewin
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Additional Cast Member:
Sophie Wu
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 4: Mardy Mary Queen of Scots Special

First broadcast: on CBBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. This episode follows Mary, Queen of Scots, as she stumbles from being a young girl in Scotland to Elizabeth I's public enemy number one. Show more

Contributors

Mary Queen of Scots:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Katherine Jakeways
Additional Cast Member:
Lawry Lewin
Additional Cast Member:
Dominique Moore
Additional Cast Member:
Natalie Walter
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Voice Over:
Jess Robinson
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 13: Rotten Rulers Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. Featuring naughty Napoleon annoying his Josephine and horrid Henry VIII getting married again. There's also a song from wily Winston Churchill. Show more

Contributors

Henry VIII:
Rowan Atkinson
William the Conqueror:
Kevin Eldon
Oliver Cromwell:
Lawry Lewin
King John:
Ben Miller
Alfred the Great:
Tom Rosenthal
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Katherine Jakeways
Additional Cast Member:
Giles Terera
Additional Cast Member:
Natalie Walter
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Plum House

Series 2

A Sound Investment

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Comedy about the eccentric staff at the former country home of terrible 18th-century poet George Pudding. Starring Simon Callow, Jane Horrocks and Miles Jupp. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 15: Savage Songs Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 3 months

A special episode of the historical sketch show, featuring songs from the series by King Alfred, Henry VIII, William the Conqueror and more. Show more

Contributors

Henry VIII:
Rowan Atkinson
William the Conqueror:
Kevin Eldon
Oliver Cromwell:
Lawry Lewin
King John:
Ben Miller
Alfred the Great:
Tom Rosenthal
Boudica:
Lorna Watson
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Plum House

Series 2

Black Pudding

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

The offer of an honorary degree at a less than prestigious ex-polytechnic sends Peter into a depressive spiral, as he questions whether he has wasted his life. Show more

Contributors

Julian:
Miles Jupp
Doctor Bloch:
Steve Pemberton
Steve Clegg:
Alex Lowe
Vice Chancellor:
Alex Lowe
Receptionist:
Sarah Daykin
Writer:
Ben Cottam

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 5: Naughty Napoleon Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. A special episode about the great French leader Napoleon Bonaparte, following his rise from humble beginnings to become the emperor of France. Show more

Contributors

Napoleon:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Additional Cast Member:
Jason Lewis
Additional Cast Member:
Giles Terera
Additional Cast Member:
Natalie Walter
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 6: Horrid Henry VIII Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 3 months

Rowan Atkinson stars as the young King Henry VIII as he struggles with his boring dad, before becoming king and going through wives like most people go through toothbrushes. Show more

Contributors

Henry VIII:
Rowan Atkinson
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Katherine Jakeways
Additional Cast Member:
Dan Li
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Plum House

Series 2

Thief Encounter

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Peter and Julian are determined to retrieve a valuable pudding artefact, and they have enlisted the help of a crooked connection to do so. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 1: Monstrous Musicians

First broadcast: on CBBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 5 months

From the earliest screeches of the neanderthal, right through to Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar, Rattus Rattus guides us through the story of music making. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 2: Exceptional Explorers

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 5 months

A special episode looking at explorers, from the Vikings' first small steps on American soil to humankind's first giant leaps on the moon. Show more

Horrible Histories

Specials

Episode 1: Sensational Shakespeare

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 8 months

A special episode of the historical sketch show. A look at the life and times of William Shakespeare, from his humble beginnings to his success. Show more

Contributors

Main Cast Member:
Richard Atwill
Main Cast Member:
Richard David-Caine
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Thom Tuck
Main Cast Member:
Gemma Whelan
Additional Cast Member:
Mel Giedroyc
Additional Cast Member:
Miles Jupp
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Daniel Lawrence Taylor
Additional Cast Member:
Dominique Moore
Additional Cast Member:
Natalie Walter
Additional Cast Member:
Jon Culshaw
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Producer:
Lisa Mitchell
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Simon Welton
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Writer:
Ben Ward
Writer:
Dave Cohen
Writer:
Danny Peak
Writer:
Steve Punt
Writer:
Joe Tucker

Plum House

Series 2

Wedding Bells

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Comedy about the eccentric staff at the former country home of terrible 18th century poet George Pudding. Starring Simon Callow, Jane Horrocks and Miles Jupp. Show more

Contributors

Julian:
Miles Jupp
Sophie:
Jo Enright
Joe the Groom:
Nico Tatarowicz
Wedding Shop Assistant:
Maya Sondhi
Writer:
Ben Cottam

Genres

Plum House

Series 2

Hot Quiz

Duration: 28 minutes

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

A local pub quiz becomes the arena to decide who is best and smartest at Plum House after Tom decides that Peter and Julian should no longer be in charge of the finances. Show more

Curious Under the Stars

Series 1

Episode 1: Gone West

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

By Meic Povey. When Gareth and Diane's marriage falters, the couple uproot from London and buy a dilapidated pub in the idyllic Welsh village of Glan Don. Show more

Curious Under the Stars

Series 1

Episode 3: Gathering Storm

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

By Meic Povey. When a violent storm brings down the Great Oak of Glan Don, legend suggests the survival of the village is threatened. Show more