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The Royal Bodyguard

Episode 5: The Perils of Attraction

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy series. Hubble goes deep undercover to investigate a series of dangerous leaks from Downing Street.

Contributors

Guy Hubble:
David Jason
Dennis Whittington:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Sir Edward Hastings:
Tim Bentinck
Roderick Finch:
Rupert Vansittart
Tristram Roberts:
Alisdair Simpson
Mary Town-Jones:
Abigail Cruttenden
Muriel Whittington:
Sian Thomas

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Peter Capaldi embarks upon a personal journey to discover the shocking history of the stars of north London's famous film studios. Including clips from rarely seen films. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Capaldi
Director:
Peter Capaldi
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Participant:
Terry Gilliam
Participant:
Marcia Warren
Executive Producer:
Paul Schlesinger
Lionel Crisp:
Tim Downie
Jenny Driscoll:
Kelly Adams
Writer:
Tony Roche

Father Figure

Episode 3: House Husband of the Year

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Sitcom. When a national competition to find the House Husband of the Year is announced, Tom gets dragged into a rigorous training schedule. Show more

Contributors

Tom Whyte:
Jason Byrne
Elaine Whyte:
Karen Taylor
Mary Whyte:
Pauline McLynn
Pat Whyte:
Dermot Crowley
Dylan Whyte:
Matthew Fenton
Drew Whyte:
Alexander Aze
Tim Curtain:
Tim Downie
Roni Broad:
Simon Delaney
Gerty Howlett:
Chrissie Cotterill
Quiet Joe:
Thom Collett
Fran Curtain:
Tayler Marshall
Judge - Mr O'Reilly:
James Benson
Judge - Mr McGrath:
Kevin Moore
Director:
Nick Wood

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Comedy prequel to Keeping Up Appearances, set in the 1950s and charting the early life of the remarkable Hyacinth. Show more

Drama

Frankie Takes a Trip

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. In 1962, comedian Frankie Howerd tries a controversial, yet legal treatment for his depression - LSD. Starring David Benson. Show more

Contributors

Frankie:
David Benson
Dennis:
Tim Downie
HM the Queen:
Emily Pithon
Producer:
Conrad Nelson
Rada Examiner:
Hugh Simon
Doctor:
Hugh Simon
Young Frankie:
Sam Hattersley
Director:
Gary Brown
Producer:
Gary Brown

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

In Pieces to Camera

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sean Grundy's satirical take on scripted reality television. Stephen Ridges is stuck in a cheap hotel trying to save his career and marriage. He has 12 hours. Show more

Contributors

Stephen Ridges:
Richard Lumsden
Karen Qills:
Michelle Holmes
Derren Badcock:
Tim Downie
Bess Harley:
Katy Carmichael
St John Montgomery:
David Reed
Jason Custer:
David Reed
Lucy Steptoe-Spencer:
Alex Tregear
Harry Fford:
Thom Tuck
Drunk 1:
Thom Tuck
Rupie Schulz:
Kenneth Collard

Genres

Brand

Drama

Father Figure

Episode 2: Smart TV

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Sitcom. Tom does a spot of DIY, and the whole family looks forward to a relaxing evening at home. Within hours they are stranded in a lay-by, with Drew at home alone. Show more

Contributors

Tom Whyte:
Jason Byrne
Elaine Whyte:
Karen Taylor
Mary Whyte:
Pauline McLynn
Pat Whyte:
Dermot Crowley
Dylan Whyte:
Matthew Fenton
Drew Whyte:
Alexander Aze
Tim Curtain:
Tim Downie
Brendan:
David Reed
Quiet Joe:
Thom Collett
Director:
Nick Wood
Pizza Delivery Man:
Richard Aloi
Accident Alan:
David McNeill
Policeman:
Marcus Adolphy

Upstart Crow

A Crow Christmas Carol

Duration: 39 minutes

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

Available for 14 days

Shakespearian comedy. Things get Dickensian when a mysterious stranger inspires Will to get Greene to mend his evil ways with the help of three Christmas spirits. Show more

Contributors

Colin / The Stranger:
Kenneth Branagh
Ephie Watkins:
Lily Cole
Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Mrs Scratchit:
Hannah-Jane Fox
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Susanna Shakespeare:
Helen Monks
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Anne Shakespeare:
Liza Tarbuck
Job Scratchit:
Karl Theobald
Mary Shakespeare:
Paula Wilcox
Judith Shakespeare:
Rosanna Beacock
Tiny Todge:
Luka Petrovic
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Richard Boden
Executive Producer:
Chris Sussman

Upstart Crow

Series 2

Episode 2: I Know Thee Not, Old Man

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy. When his terrifying old teacher invites himself to stay, Will is unable to say no even though his presence stirs up some pretty awful memories. Show more

Contributors

Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Susanna Shakespeare:
Helen Monks
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Anne Shakespeare:
Liza Tarbuck
Mary Shakespeare:
Paula Wilcox
Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Judith Shakespeare:
Rosanna Beacock
Hamnet Shakespeare:
Joe Willis
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Richard Boden
Executive Producer:
Chris Sussman

Upstart Crow

Series 2

Episode 4: Food of Love

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy. Will has invented a musical and needs help from the greatest songwriter of the age: Thomas Morley. However, success looks far from guaranteed. Show more

Contributors

Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Thomas Morley:
Noel Fielding
Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Susanna Shakespeare:
Helen Monks
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Anne Shakespeare:
Liza Tarbuck
Mary Shakespeare:
Paula Wilcox
Judith Shakespeare:
Rosanna Beacock
Hamnet Shakespeare:
Joe Willis
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Richard Boden
Executive Producer:
Chris Sussman

Upstart Crow

Series 2

Episode 5: Beware My Sting!

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Shakespearean sitcom. Will is thrilled with his new play, in which a strong woman is crushed into submission by a man. For some reason, Kate is less than impressed. Show more

Contributors

Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Susanna Shakespeare:
Helen Monks
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Anne Shakespeare:
Liza Tarbuck
Mary Shakespeare:
Paula Wilcox
Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Judith Shakespeare:
Rosanna Beacock
Hamnet Shakespeare:
Joe Willis
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Richard Boden
Executive Producer:
Chris Sussman

Upstart Crow

Series 2

Episode 6: Sweet Sorrow

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Shakespeare comedy. Romeo and Juliet is finally finished and the only problem now is who will play the young lovers. Show more

Contributors

Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Southampton:
Adam Harley
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Susanna Shakespeare:
Helen Monks
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Anne Shakespeare:
Liza Tarbuck
Mary Shakespeare:
Paula Wilcox
Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Judith Shakespeare:
Rosanna Beacock
Hamnet Shakespeare:
Joe Willis
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Richard Boden
Executive Producer:
Chris Sussman

Upstart Crow

Series 2

Episode 1: The Green-Eyed Monster

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Shakespearean sitcom. When a dashing African Prince comes to town by the name of Otello, Will sees a way to make a favourable impression amongst the gentry. Show more

Contributors

Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Susanna Shakespeare:
Helen Monks
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Anne Shakespeare:
Liza Tarbuck
Mary Shakespeare:
Paula Wilcox
Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Richard Boden
Executive Producer:
Chris Sussman

Upstart Crow

A Christmas Crow

Duration: 39 minutes

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

Shakespeare comedy. When Marlowe, Kate and the usually awful Robert Greene look to be facing a miserable Christmas in London, Will's heart gets the better of him. Show more

Contributors

Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Susanna Shakespeare:
Helen Monks
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Anne Shakespeare:
Liza Tarbuck
Queen Elizabeth:
Emma Thompson
Mary Shakespeare:
Paula Wilcox
Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Judith Shakespeare:
Rosanna Beacock
Hamnet Shakespeare:
Joe Willis
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Richard Boden
Executive Producer:
Chris Sussman

Father Figure

Episode 5: I Do Believe

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom. Tom hates his family's dependence on gadgets, and hides them so that they start using their imaginations more. The family are all furious at the decision. Show more

Contributors

Tom Whyte:
Jason Byrne
Elaine Whyte:
Karen Taylor
Mary Whyte:
Pauline McLynn
Pat Whyte:
Dermot Crowley
Dylan Whyte:
Matthew Fenton
Drew Whyte:
Alexander Aze
Tim Curtain:
Tim Downie
Quiet Joe:
Thom Collett
Drunk Man:
John Burke
Headmaster:
Tim Hudson
Director:
Nick Wood

Upstart Crow

Series 1

Episode 2: The Play's the Thing

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy about William Shakespeare. Will's controversial new play is about to be presented to Queen Elizabeth when it goes missing. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Matt Lipsey
Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Anne Hathaway:
Liza Tarbuck
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Mary Arden:
Paula Wilcox
Susanna:
Helen Monks
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Burbage:
Steve Speirs

Upstart Crow

Series 1

Episode 3: The Apparel Proclaims The Man

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy about William Shakespeare. Will hopes to move up in the world when he is invited to Lord Southampton's party. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Matt Lipsey
William Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Burbage:
Steve Speirs
Susanna:
Helen Monks
Anne Hathaway:
Liza Tarbuck
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Mary Arden:
Paula Wilcox
Footman:
Jason Forbes

Upstart Crow

Series 1

Episode 4: Love is Not Love

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy about William Shakespeare. Will has completed his final sonnet and senses literary immortality just around the corner. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Matt Lipsey
William Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Anne Hathaway:
Liza Tarbuck
Susanna:
Helen Monks
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Mary Arden:
Paula Wilcox
Burbage:
Steve Speirs
Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
Southampton:
Adam Harley
Lord Inquisitor:
John Sessions

Upstart Crow

Series 1

Episode 5: What Bloody Man is That?

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Comedy about William Shakespeare. The plague leads Will and his friends to escape to the family home in Stratford. On the way, they meet three witches. Show more

Contributors

William Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
The Weird Sisters:
Mina Anwar
The Weird Sisters:
Sarah Finigan
The Weird Sisters:
Christine Ozanne
Anne Hathaway:
Liza Tarbuck
Mary Arden:
Paula Wilcox
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Susanna:
Helen Monks
Burbage:
Steve Speirs
Sir Thomas:
Geoff McGivern
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Servant:
Tom Edden
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Matt Lipsey

Upstart Crow

Series 1

Episode 6: The Quality of Mercy

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy about William Shakespeare. When Will's savings go missing, he is forced to make a rather unusual bargain with his rival Robert Greene. Show more

Contributors

William Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Anne Hathaway:
Liza Tarbuck
Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Burbage:
Steve Speirs
Susanna:
Helen Monks
Mary Arden:
Paula Wilcox
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Squeaky Boy:
Evan Rees
Clerk:
Tom Edden
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Matt Lipsey