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Nazis: A Warning from History

Episode 2: Chaos and Consent

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Documentary series examining how Germany allowed Hitler to come to power. This programme reveals the degree of voluntary support ordinary Germans gave the Gestapo. Show more

CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Episode 537: Samuel West - The Bear and the Piano

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Samuel West reads the story of a bear cub who finds something strange in the forest, prompting a musical adventure. Show more

Saturday Drama

Noel Coward - Present Laughter

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Noel Coward. Playwright and actor Garry Essendine's plans to leave on an African tour are complicated by romantic intrigue and obsessive fans. Show more

Contributors

Garry Essendine:
Samuel West
Roland Maule:
Freddie Fox
Liz Essendine:
Janie Dee
Daphne:
Lily James
Miss Erikson:
Hazel Ellerby
Lady Saltburn:
Sarah Badel

Genres

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Life Sentence - Part 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

When someone threatens the surviving victim of the notorious serial killer 'The Gambler', the team must visit the killer himself to discover if he had a partner.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Thomas Rice:
Samuel West
Claire Delaney:
Susannah Harker
Tim Walker:
Mark Aiken
Dermot Sullivan:
Paterson Joseph
Paul Bryant:
Simon Gregor
Philip Bryant:
David Burke
Prison Officer Gates:
Wayne Foskett
Maya Wilson:
Sheyla Shehovich

Waking the Dead

Series 4

Part 1: Anger Management - Part 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 9 months

Sam Jacobs is released from prison to start a new life. When a man is murdered in his hostel, he becomes a suspect - but he may have been the intended victim.

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Life Sentence - Part 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

The Gambler's suspected partner is seemingly active once more and they have abducted a young woman. Can the team reach her in time?

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Thomas Rice:
Samuel West
Claire Delaney:
Susannah Harker
Tim Walker:
Mark Aiken
Dermot Sullivan:
Paterson Joseph
Paul Bryant:
Simon Gregor
Philip Bryant:
David Burke
Prison Officer Gates:
Wayne Foskett
Maya Wilson:
Sheyla Shehovich

Waking the Dead

Series 4

Part 2: Anger Management - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Available for 9 months

The secret past of the team's guitar teacher suspect is revealed, and Frankie is embarrassed following the attack on the lab.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Drama celebrating the volatile relationship between poets Samuel Coleridge and William Wordsworth, played out against the background of the French Revolution. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
Linus Roache
William Wordsworth:
John Hannah
Sara Coleridge:
Samantha Morton
Dorothy Wordsworth:
Emily Woof
Mary Wordsworth:
Emma Fielding
John Thelwall:
Andy Serkis
Robert Southey:
Samuel West
Dr Gillman:
Clive Merrison
Humphry Davy:
Dexter Fletcher
Lord Byron:
Guy Lankester
Rev Holland:
John Standing
Edith Southey:
Andrea Lowe
Andrew Crosse:
Andy de la Tour
Jones:
John Kane
Director:
Julien Temple
Producer:
Nick O'Hagan

Drama

The Rosenthals

Eskimo Day

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. 1996: interview day at Cambridge University and it seems it’s not just the would-be students who are nervous. Stars Ben Miles. Show more

Contributors

Shani Whittle:
Pooky Quesnel
Bevis Whittle:
Nicholas Gleaves
Hugh Lloyd:
Ben Miles
Harriet Lloyd:
Lucy Robinson
Neil Whittle:
David Moorst
Pippa Lloyd:
Rosie Day
James Poole:
Timothy West
Simon Poole:
Samuel West
Mother Polly:
Georgie Glen
Mme Olga:
Georgie Glen
Miss Bodley:
Sarah Ridgeway
Isobel Wilding:
Maeve Bluebell Wells
Rosemary's Dad:
Simon Ludders
Big Issue Vendor:
Simon Ludders
Care Home Interviewer:
Chetna Pandya

Genres

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Episode 1: The Friends of English Magic

Duration: 1 hour

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

Historical fantasy drama. Determined to prove himself England's greatest magician, Mr Norrell makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious being. Show more

Contributors

Jonathan Strange:
Bertie Carvel
Mr Norrell:
Eddie Marsan
The Gentleman:
Marc Warren
Lady Pole:
Alice Englert
Sir Walter Pole:
Samuel West
Childermass:
Enzo Cilenti
Vinculus:
Paul Kaye
Segundus:
Edward Hogg
Stephen Black:
Ariyon Bakare
Lascelles:
John Heffernan
Honeyfoot:
Brian Pettifer
Laurence Strange:
Vernon Dobtcheff
Mrs Wintertowne:
Phoebe Nicholls
Mr Bickerton:
William Chubb
Foxcastle:
Martyn Ellis
Lord Liverpool:
Richard Durden
Jeremy Johns:
Steve Jackson
Lady at Party:
Katy Maw
Man at Party:
Darren Southworth
Landlady's Daughter:
Annie Lovett
Director:
Toby Haynes
Production Company:
JSMN (CD) Limited

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Episode 2: How Is Lady Pole?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Historical fantasy drama. Mr Norrell takes on Jonathan Strange as his apprentice. However, it soon becomes clear that the pupil outshines the master. Show more

Contributors

Jonathan Strange:
Bertie Carvel
Mr Norrell:
Eddie Marsan
The Gentleman:
Marc Warren
Lady Pole:
Alice Englert
Sir Walter Pole:
Samuel West
Childermass:
Enzo Cilenti
Vinculus:
Paul Kaye
Segundus:
Edward Hogg
Stephen Black:
Ariyon Bakare
Lascelles:
John Heffernan
Honeyfoot:
Brian Pettifer
Lord Liverpool:
Richard Durden
Lord Wellington:
Ronan Vibert
Jeremy Johns:
Steve Jackson
Auctioneer:
Julian Firth
Mrs Wintertowne:
Phoebe Nicholls
Mr Bickerton:
William Chubb
Admiral Desmoulins:
Timothy Watson
Perroquet:
Tom Lawrence
Geoffrey:
Clive Mendus
Naval Lieutenant:
John Dagleish
Storm Cloud Woman:
Elizabeth Counsell
Director:
Toby Haynes
Production Company:
JSMN (CD) Limited

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Episode 3: The Education of a Magician

Duration: 1 hour

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

Jonathan Strange accesses ancient and troubling magic as he fights the Napoleonic armies, while Mr Norrell battles to keep his secrets hidden. Show more

Contributors

Jonathan Strange:
Bertie Carvel
Mr Norrell:
Eddie Marsan
The Gentleman:
Marc Warren
Lady Pole:
Alice Englert
Sir Walter Pole:
Samuel West
Childermass:
Enzo Cilenti
Vinculus:
Paul Kaye
Segundus:
Edward Hogg
Stephen Black:
Ariyon Bakare
Lascelles:
John Heffernan
Honeyfoot:
Brian Pettifer
Jeremy Johns:
Steve Jackson
De Lancey:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Lord Wellington:
Ronan Vibert
Lord Liverpool:
Richard Durden
Corpse 2:
Arthur Holden
Corpse 3:
Stuart Fink
Stephen's Mother:
Tetchena Bellange
White Slaver:
Matt Langton
Director:
Toby Haynes
Production Company:
JSMN (CD) Limited

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Episode 4: All the Mirrors of the World

Duration: 1 hour

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

Norrell's refusal to let Strange study ancient magic causes a split between them, whilst, unbeknown to the magicians, the Gentleman has a plan to enchant Arabella. Show more

Contributors

Jonathan Strange:
Bertie Carvel
Mr Norrell:
Eddie Marsan
The Gentleman:
Marc Warren
Lady Pole:
Alice Englert
Sir Walter Pole:
Samuel West
Childermass:
Enzo Cilenti
Vinculus:
Paul Kaye
Segundus:
Edward Hogg
Stephen Black:
Ariyon Bakare
Lascelles:
John Heffernan
Honeyfoot:
Brian Pettifer
De Lancey:
Mark Edel-Hunt
King George III:
Edward Petherbridge
Mr Gatcombe:
John Phythian
Mrs Bullworth:
Rebecca Saire
Director:
Toby Haynes
Production Company:
JSMN (CD) Limited

Duration: 1 hour

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

Strange returns from Waterloo hoping for a peaceful new life, but the Gentleman's scheme for revenge wrecks all of his and Arabella's plans, leaving Jonathan Strange a ruined man. Show more

Contributors

Jonathan Strange:
Bertie Carvel
Mr Norrell:
Eddie Marsan
The Gentleman:
Marc Warren
Lady Pole:
Alice Englert
Sir Walter Pole:
Samuel West
Childermass:
Enzo Cilenti
Vinculus:
Paul Kaye
Segundus:
Edward Hogg
Stephen Black:
Ariyon Bakare
Lascelles:
John Heffernan
Honeyfoot:
Brian Pettifer
Lord Wellington:
Ronan Vibert
Lord Liverpool:
Richard Durden
John Murray:
John Sessions
Shackelton:
Neil Edmond
Director:
Toby Haynes
Production Company:
JSMN (CD) Limited

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Episode 6: The Black Tower

Duration: 1 hour

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

Having fled England to Venice, Strange drives himself insane in an attempt to gain access to the fairy magic that he believes can help him resurrect his wife. Show more

Contributors

Jonathan Strange:
Bertie Carvel
Mr Norrell:
Eddie Marsan
The Gentleman:
Marc Warren
Lady Pole:
Alice Englert
Sir Walter Pole:
Samuel West
Childermass:
Enzo Cilenti
Vinculus:
Paul Kaye
Segundus:
Edward Hogg
Stephen Black:
Ariyon Bakare
Lascelles:
John Heffernan
Honeyfoot:
Brian Pettifer
John Murray:
John Sessions
Lord Liverpool:
Richard Durden
Dr Greysteel:
Clive Mantle
Flora Greysteel:
Lucinda Dryzek
Mr Bickerton:
William Chubb
Shackelton:
Neil Edmond
Mrs Delgado:
Flip Webster
Mr Gatcombe:
John Phythian
Director:
Toby Haynes
Production Company:
JSMN (CD) Limited

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Episode 7: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Duration: 1 hour

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

Strange and Norrell join forces to defeat the Gentleman. But nothing goes as planned. The prophecy of the Raven King means Jonathan and Arabella may never be reunited. Show more

Contributors

Jonathan Strange:
Bertie Carvel
Mr Norrell:
Eddie Marsan
The Gentleman:
Marc Warren
Lady Pole:
Alice Englert
Sir Walter Pole:
Samuel West
Childermass:
Enzo Cilenti
Vinculus:
Paul Kaye
Segundus:
Edward Hogg
Stephen Black:
Ariyon Bakare
Lascelles:
John Heffernan
Honeyfoot:
Brian Pettifer
Dr Greysteel:
Clive Mantle
Flora Greysteel:
Lucinda Dryzek
The Raven King:
Niall Greig Fulton
Foxcastle:
Martyn Ellis
Mr Bickerton:
William Chubb
Mr Gatcombe:
John Phythian
Miss Redruth:
Sarah Winter
Director:
Toby Haynes
Production Company:
JSMN (CD) Limited

Saturday Drama

Mike Walker - Spitfire!

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Moving drama about the famous fighter plane, with Battle of Britain veteran Geoffrey Wellum's recollections. Stars Samuel West. Show more

Contributors

RJ Mitchell:
Samuel West
Stanley Baldwin:
David Horovitch
Air Marshal Dowding:
David Troughton
Squadron Commander:
Stephen Critchlow
Newsreel Announcer:
Ben Crowe

Drama

Jennifer Schlueter - North

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. In 1939, celebrated aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh met writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Did they have an affair? Stars Samuel West. Show more

Contributors

Anne Morrow Lindberg:
Christina Ritter
Antoine de Saint Exupery:
Samuel West
Charles Lindberg:
Ian Conningham

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama on 3

Faust

Episode 1

Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Faust is tempted into a contract with the Devil. He plunges into the enjoyment of sensuality until his emotions are stirred by a meeting with Gretchen, leading to a tragic outcome. Show more

Contributors

Mephistopheles:
Toby Jones
The Lord:
Derek Jacobi
Wagner (Faust's assistant):
Stephen Critchlow
Valentin (Gretchen's brother):
Peter Kenny
Earth Spirit:
Sean Barrett
Composer:
Roger Marsh
Director:
David Timson
Adaptor:
David Timson

Genres

Drama on 3

Faust

Episode 2

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

David Timson's adaptation of Goethe's classic drama. A series of episodic scenes in which Faust and Mephistopheles travel through time, encountering various mythological figures. Show more

Contributors

Mephistopheles:
Toby Jones
Wagner (Faust's assistant):
Stephen Critchlow
Helen/Care:
Emily Raymond
The Emperor/Chiron/Proteus:
Gunnar Cauthery
Lord Chancellor/Anaxagoras:
Hugh Dickson
Manto/Panthalis:
Auriol Smith
Lynceus:
Peter Kenny
Euphorion:
Daniel Mair
Composer:
Roger Marsh
Director:
David Timson
Adaptor:
David Timson

Genres