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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

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The Royal Bodyguard

Episode 1: The Limping Assassin

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy series. Guy Hubble's first assignment as the royal bodyguard is to investigate a planned assassination attempt on a member of the royal family. Show more

Contributors

Guy Hubble:
David Jason
Dennis Whittington:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Sir Edward Hastings:
Tim Bentinck
Ghanaian Ambassador:
David Webber
Ambassador's Wife:
Nicola Hughes
Simon Stevens:
Neil Edmond
Chambermaid:
Joannah Tincey

The Royal Bodyguard

Episode 3: Bullets Over Broad Street

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy series. Guy Hubble's plans to protect the royal family are thrown into confusion when he is kidnapped by his old nemesis.

Contributors

Guy Hubble:
David Jason
Dennis Whittington:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Sir Edward Hastings:
Timothy Bentinck
Miss Gifford:
Georgie Glen
Palace Footman:
James Doherty
Health Spa Manageress:
Isabel Fay
Producer:
Mark Bussell
Director:
Mark Bussell

Count Arthur Strong

Series 3

Episode 6: The Lucky Streak

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Sitcom about an out-of-work former variety star with delusions of grandeur. Arthur makes friends while in search of biscuits, and his life and luck change.

Contributors

Count Arthur Strong:
Steve Delaney
Michael Baker:
Rory Kinnear
John the Watch:
Andy Linden
Business man:
Roger Barclay
Teenager 1:
Aaron Ishmael
Teenager 2:
Jumayn Hunter
Young boy:
Sonny Morgan
Producer:
Richard Boden
Director:
Richard Boden
Executive Producer:
Jon Rolph
Executive Producer:
Richard Daws
Production Company:
Komedia Entertainment
Production Company:
Delightful Industries
Production Company:
Retort Television

Toast of Tinseltown

Series 1

Monster Mash

Duration: 27 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Toast is looking forward to being on the set of the new Star Wars movie, but things soon become complicated when he is kidnapped by two inept criminals.

Contributors

Steven Toast:
Matt Berry
Danny Bear:
Tim Downie
Billy Tarzana:
Rashida Jones
Clem Fandango:
Shazad Latif
Ed Howzer-Black:
Robert Bathurst
Producer:
Charlie Leech
Writer:
Matt Berry
Production Company:
Objective Media Group

The Royal Bodyguard

Episode 6: A Watery Grave

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy series. Hubble is assigned to protect the princess, who is attending a friend's hen party in Devon.

Contributors

Guy Hubble:
David Jason
Dennis Whittington:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Sir Edward Hastings:
Tim Bentinck
Constable Truncheon:
Steve Edge
Hotel Manager:
Jeremy Swift
Irate Customer:
Dan March

Toast of Tinseltown

Series 1

The Scorecard

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Toast is now in a relationship and has another Hollywood film offer. This could prove to be his big break, or another opportunity for heartache. Show more

Contributors

Steven Toast:
Matt Berry
Ed Howzer-Black:
Robert Bathurst
Danny Bear:
Tim Downie
Russ Nightlife:
Fred Armisen
Billy Tarzana:
Rashida Jones
Producer:
Charlie Leech
Writer:
Matt Berry
Production Company:
Objective Media Group

Toast of Tinseltown

Series 1

Doctor Grainger

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

After attending a 'doctor acting' masterclass by Richard Chickentoss, Toast lands the role of a doctor in a successful hospital soap alongside Latina singing sensation Carmen.

Contributors

Steven Toast:
Matt Berry
Danny Bear:
Tim Downie
Russ Nightlife:
Fred Armisen
Billy Tarzana:
Rashida Jones
Clem Fandango:
Shazad Latif
Producer:
Charlie Leech
Writer:
Matt Berry
Production Company:
Objective Media Group

Toast of Tinseltown

Series 1

Death Valley

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Toast has been signed up to star in a western. After a very bumpy trailer ride, he finds himself marooned in the desert with no sign of any of the crew.

Contributors

Steven Toast:
Matt Berry
Danny Bear:
Tim Downie
Billy Tarzana:
Rashida Jones
Clem Fandango:
Shazad Latif
Producer:
Charlie Leech
Writer:
Matt Berry
Production Company:
Objective Media Group

Toast of Tinseltown

Series 1

Anger Man

Duration: 27 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Toast is becoming increasingly angry, and everyone has noticed. There is no chance of landing a big movie audition when he is in this state. Toast needs anger management therapy.

Contributors

Steven Toast:
Matt Berry
Jane Plough:
Doon Mackichan
Ray Purchase:
Harry Peacock
Ed Howzer-Black:
Robert Bathurst
Danny Bear:
Tim Downie
Sue Pipkins:
Caroline Harker
Producer:
Charlie Leech
Writer:
Matt Berry
Production Company:
Objective Media Group

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

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

Oscar-winning drama. The story of Prince Albert, Duke of York, who employed an Australian speech therapist to help overcome his stutter so he could address the nation. Show more

Contributors

King George VI:
Colin Firth
Lionel Logue:
Geoffrey Rush
Queen Elizabeth:
Helena Bonham Carter
King Edward VIII:
Guy Pearce
Winston Churchill:
Timothy Spall
Archbishop Cosmo Lang:
Derek Jacobi
Myrtle Logue:
Jennifer Ehle
King George V:
Michael Gambon
Private Secretary:
Richard Dixon
Chauffeur:
Paul Trussell
BBC Radio Announcer:
Adrian Scarborough
Robert Wood:
Andrew Havill
Laurie Logue:
Calum Gittins
Theatre Director:
David Bamber
Lord Wigram:
Patrick Ryecart
Lord Dawson:
Simon Chandler
Queen Mary:
Claire Bloom
Duke of Gloucester:
Tim Downie
Wallis Simpson:
Eve Best
Stanley Baldwin:
Anthony Andrews
Director:
Tom Hooper
Producer:
Iain Canning
Producer:
Emile Sherman
Producer:
Gareth Unwin

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

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 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

Series 3

Episode 1: Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be!

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Shakespearean sitcom. Will has a problem with A Midsummer Night's Dream, a love potion and a donkey head. Show more

Contributors

Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Susanna Shakespeare:
Helen Monks
Lord Egeus:
Nigel Planer
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Burbage:
Steve Speirs
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 3

Episode 2: Wild Laughter in the Throat of Death

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom. Will has been working on his masterpiece. His friends say it's his best comedy yet, but Will insists Hamlet isn't meant to be funny. Show more

Contributors

Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Sir Francis Bacon:
Peter Hamilton Dyer
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Susanna Shakespeare:
Helen Monks
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Burbage:
Steve Speirs
Anne Shakespeare:
Liza Tarbuck
Earl of Oxford:
Dan Tetsell
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 3

Episode 3: If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed?

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Shakespearean sitcom. A brilliant new actor has some surprising views about the authorship of Will's plays. Show more

Contributors

Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Wolf Hall:
Ben Miller
Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Susanna Shakespeare:
Helen Monks
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Burbage:
Steve Speirs
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 3

Episode 4: Sigh No More

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Shakespearean sitcom. When Kate stands in for Sue at a masked ball it causes problems. Will's ingenious solution doesn't quite work out as planned. Show more

Contributors

Margaret:
Bessie Coates
Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
Sergeant Dogberry:
Adrian Edmondson
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Susanna Shakespeare:
Helen Monks
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Burbage:
Steve Speirs
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