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Drama on 3

Artist Descending a Staircase

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

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

A radio production of Tom Stoppard's comic tragedy about the meaning and purpose of life and art, starring Derek Jacobi and Ian McDiarmid. Show more

Contributors

Martello (older):
Geoffrey Whitehead
Beauchamp (older):
Derek Jacobi
Donner (older):
Ian McDiarmid
Beauchamp:
Blake Ritson
Director:
Gordon House

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Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Award-winning comedy about the BBC. Newsnight anchor Evan Davis is rumoured to be a contestant in the forthcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing, which doesn't go down well. Show more

Contributors

Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Matt Taverner:
Daniel Ings
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Narrator:
David Tennant
Dan Shepherd:
Tom Basden
Pilates Instructor:
Sarah Hadland
Director:
John Morton
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman

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Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Award-winning comedy about the BBC. David needs to flesh out the programme idea behind One Big Family. And Lucy has been persuaded to take on a new job as head of Inclusivity. Show more

Contributors

Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Matt Taverner:
Daniel Ings
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Narrator:
David Tennant
Barney Lumsden:
Alex Beckett
Azia Zamani:
Shelley Conn
Sadiq Iqbal:
Amit Shah
Director:
John Morton
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman

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Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Comedy sequel to Twenty Twelve. Ian Fletcher must defuse 'Wingategate' with a live interview after a TV presenter claims she has been discriminated against because of her age. Show more

Contributors

Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Narrator:
David Tennant
Herself:
Jenni Murray
Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Woman's Hour B.A.:
Nadia Kamil
Director:
John Morton

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Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy sequel to Twenty Twelve. The debate about the future of the BBC is not helped when Ian Fletcher's salary comes under intense scrutiny in the press. Show more

Contributors

Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Narrator:
David Tennant
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Dan Shepherd:
Tom Basden
Matt Taverner:
Daniel Ings
Coco Lomax:
Sara Pascoe
Barney Lumsden:
Alex Beckett
Karl Marx:
Joel Fry
Director:
John Morton

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Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Award-winning comedy about the BBC. Former head of output Anna Rampton has been crowned director of better, but no-one on the management team is quite clear what the job entails. Show more

Contributors

Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Matt Taverner:
Daniel Ings
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Narrator:
David Tennant
Herself:
Mary Beard
Benedict Cartwright:
Simon Bubb
Himself:
Evan Davis
Himself:
Alan Yentob
Director:
John Morton
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman

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Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

World War I drama based on a true story. An army captain discovers a printing press in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium, in 1916, and decides to publish a satirical magazine. Show more

Contributors

Fred Roberts:
Ben Chaplin
Jack Pearson:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
General Mitford:
Michael Palin
Lieutnant Colonel Howfield:
Ben Daniels
Kate Roberts:
Emilia Fox
Harris:
Steve Oram
Henderson:
Jarrod Cooke
Smith:
Colin Ash
Winston Churchill:
Paul Kennedy
Field Nurse:
Emma Little
Chaplain:
Faolan Morgan
Writer:
Ian Hislop
Producer:
David Parfitt

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Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

A one-hour special marks the return of the award-winning comedy about the BBC. One year on and head of values Ian Fletcher has finally got his own office. Show more

Contributors

Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Matt Taverner:
Daniel Ings
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Narrator:
David Tennant
Dan Shepherd:
Tom Basden
Barney Lumsden:
Alex Beckett
Dave Green:
Andrew Brooke
Security Guard (NBH):
Asim Chaudhry
Karl Marx:
Joel Fry
Man in Broadcasting House:
Dan Mersh
Security Guard (OBH):
Marcus Onilude
Coco Lomax:
Sara Pascoe
Richard Cartwright:
Samuel West
Camilla:
Clare Wille
Director:
John Morton
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman

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Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy. In the year of charter renewal, head of values Ian Fletcher is tasked with identifying what the BBC does best and finding more ways of doing less of it better. Show more

Contributors

Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Ryan Chelford:
Ben Batt
Barney Lumsden:
Alex Beckett
Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Jens Smit:
Kare Conradi
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Karl Marx:
Joel Fry
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
Matt Taverner:
Daniel Ings
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Coco Lomax:
Sara Pascoe
Clive Cook:
Derek Riddell
Michael Chung:
Will Sharpe
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Narrator:
David Tennant
Participant:
Gary Lineker
Participant:
Alan Shearer
Director:
John Morton
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman

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Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy. Cross-dressing ex-Premier League footballer Ryan Chelford's appearance on Match of the Day did not go well. A summit meeting is arranged. Show more

Contributors

Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Ryan Chelford:
Ben Batt
Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Faiza Rajah:
Priyanga Burford
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Fiona Craig:
Pooky Quesnel
Clive Cook:
Derek Riddell
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Narrator:
David Tennant
Director:
John Morton
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman

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Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy. Having dismissed the idea of losing gardening programmes as a way of saving money, the Renewal Team propose the cutting of the BBC Big Swing Band. Show more

Contributors

Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Barney Lumsden:
Alex Beckett
Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Faiza Rajah:
Priyanga Burford
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Fiona Craig:
Pooky Quesnel
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Karl Marx:
Joel Fry
Adam Brady:
Laurence Howarth
Matt Taverner:
Daniel Ings
Ray Fredericks:
Jeffery Kissoon
Fiona Craig's PA:
Emily Lloyd-Saini
Michael Chung:
Will Sharpe
Coco Lomax:
Sara Pascoe
Donna Fredericks:
Shauna Shim
Himself:
Lenny Henry
Himself:
Dan Walker
Narrator:
David Tennant
Director:
John Morton
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman

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Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Comedy. After an item on BBC Breakfast about plans to close the BBC Big Swing Band, the damage limitation team under Ian Fletcher is under huge pressure to limit damage. Show more

Contributors

Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Faiza Rajah:
Priyanga Burford
Paramedic:
Laura Checkley
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Adam Brady:
Laurence Howarth
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Fiona Craig:
Pooky Quesnel
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Himself:
Brian Cox
Interviewer:
Sophie Raworth
Himself:
Hugh Grant
Director:
John Morton
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman

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Series 3

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy. The renewal group has to respond to rumours that Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman is about to leave the BBC for a rival broadcaster. Show more

Contributors

Receptionist:
Kae Alexander
Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Tasmin Howard:
Raquel Cassidy
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
Matt Taverner:
Daniel Ings
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Tony Dixon (Producer):
Dominic Mafham
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Narrator:
David Tennant
Himself:
Hugh Grant
Director:
John Morton
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman

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Series 3

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy. Claudia Winkleman is set to present On Your Bike but the deal is jeopardised with the news that an almost identical format has been developed and offered to Amanda Holden. Show more

Contributors

Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Barney Lumsden:
Alex Beckett
Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Karl Marx:
Joel Fry
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Coco Lomax:
Sara Pascoe
Fiona Craig:
Pooky Quesnel
Michael Chung:
Will Sharpe
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Narrator:
David Tennant
Director:
John Morton
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman
Director of photography:
Ben Wheeler
Producer:
Paul Ralph
Production Coordinator:
Fiona Vanderburgh
Production Designer:
Les Stephenson
Art Director:
Olivia Young
Assistant Director:
Chris May
Camera Operator:
Barny Crocker
Camera Operator:
Greg Duffield
Focus Puller:
Geo Owen
Camera Assistant:
Vicky Harris
Camera Assistant:
Robbie Cairns
Script Supervisor:
Katie Collins
Costume designer:
Natalie Willis
Costume Supervisor:
Veri Ferraz
Best Boy:
Tom Guy
Electrician:
Steve Tatham
Location Manager:
Paula Lamont
Unit Manager:
Enest Ansah
Make-up Designer:
Nicola Coleman
Makeup Artist:
Suzi Long
Editor:
Robin Hill
Sound Recordist:
Stuart Piggott
Sound Recordist:
Tarn Willers
Boom Operator:
Amee Simpson

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Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Comedy sequel to Twenty Twelve. With the London games successfully delivered, Ian Fletcher starts a new chapter in his life as head of values at the BBC. Show more

Contributors

Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Narrator:
David Tennant
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Nigel Trescott:
Simon Greenall
Sally Wingate:
Karen Ascoe
Adam Brady:
Laurence Howarth
Waiter:
Emil Lager
Director:
John Morton

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Poldark

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Period drama. As the election leads to rioting, Elizabeth goes to Bodmin herself. Demelza tries to influence the case by making a personal appeal to the judge. Show more

Contributors

Ross Poldark:
Aidan Turner
Demelza Poldark:
Eleanor Tomlinson
Elizabeth Poldark:
Heida Reed
Francis Poldark:
Kyle Soller
Verity Blamey:
Ruby Bentall
Aunt Agatha:
Caroline Blakiston
George Warleggan:
Jack Farthing
Dwight Enys:
Luke Norris
Caroline Penvenen:
Gabriella Wilde
Ray Penvenen:
John Nettles
Jud Paynter:
Phil Davis
Unwin Trevaunance:
Hugh Skinner
Jeffrey Clymer:
William Mannering
Jack Tripp:
Samuel Valentine
Paul Daniel:
Ed Browning
Judge Wentworth Lister:
Stephen Boxer
Landlord:
Steve Jacobs
Clerk of the Court:
Chris Gallarus
Tom Carne:
Mark Frost
Henry Bull:
Richard Dillane
Eli Clemmow:
Jason Gregg
Nick Vigus:
Sean Pogmore
Captain Bray:
Derek Frood
Foreman of the Jury:
Andrew McGillan
Captain Henshawe:
John Hollingworth
Mrs Zacky Martin:
Emma Spurgin Hussey
Zacky Martin:
Tristan Sturrock
Jinny Carter:
Gracee O'Brien
Ted Carkeek:
Lewis Peek
Production Company:
Mammoth Screen

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Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

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

Period drama. Ross and Demelza face financial ruin, and George plans revenge on Jud. Francis, meanwhile, tries to rebuild his life and extends an invitation to Ross and Demelza.

Contributors

Ross Poldark:
Aidan Turner
Demelza Poldark:
Eleanor Tomlinson
Elizabeth Poldark:
Heida Reed
Francis Poldark:
Kyle Soller
Aunt Agatha:
Caroline Blakiston
Prudie: