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Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece

Series 2

The Taking of Christ

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary examining the story of Caravaggio's masterpiece The Taking of Christ, which disappeared for 200 years, only to be rediscovered in 1990. Show more

Front Row

Emma Thompson and Celia Imrie, Chris Wheeldon, Birdland, Sam West

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Live arts magazine programme. Emma Thompson and Celia Imrie discuss their new film The Love Punch, plus Chris Wheeldon on the world premiere of The Winter's Tale ballet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Celia Imrie
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Wheeldon
Interviewed Guest:
Joby Talbot
Interviewed Guest:
Samuel West
Interviewed Guest:
Lauren Cuthbertson
Interviewed Guest:
Gaylene Gould

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

Drama on 3

19/09/2010

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

The Effect

Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes

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

Available for years

From award-winning playwright Lucy Prebble, chemical romance The Effect, starring Jessie Buckley, Christine Entwisle, Damien Molony and Samuel West. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Film following leading opera director Graham Vick through six months of intensive rehearsals for two radically different productions of operas by Giuseppe Verdi. Show more

Front Row

Samuel West, Bloodline, AD Miller, Spring in Verse

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

With Samuel West on directing After Electra on stage, author AD Miller on his novel The Faithful Couple, Togo Igawa on haiku in springtime and Netflix drama Bloodline reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Samuel West
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
AD Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Togo Igawa
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

James Martin hosts the show with chefs Adam Byatt and Francesco Mazzei, and actor Samuel West faces his food heaven or food hell. With wine choices from expert Peter Richards. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Martin
Participant:
Samuel West
Participant:
Adam Byatt
Participant:
Francesco Mazzei
Participant:
Peter Richards
Series Producer:
James Winter

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

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

With Great Pleasure

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for years

Children's author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce shares a selection of his favourite pieces of writing, including Tove Jansson, Edith Nesbit and Dylan Thomas. Show more

Private Life of a Masterpiece

Series 3

Episode 9: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

A fresh look at Picasso's controversial masterpiece Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, one of the key modern art works that set the 20th century on its way. Show more

Drama on 3

Votes for Women

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Zoe Tapper and Samuel West star in Elizabeth Robins's play, first performed in 1907 and written to support the cause of women's suffrage. Show more

Contributors

Vida Levering:
Zoe Tapper
Geoffrey Stonor:
Samuel West
Jean Dunbarton:
Charity Wakefield
Farnborough:
Jolyon Coy
Mrs Freddy:
Philippa Stanton
Lydia Heriot/Working Woman:
Joanna Brookes
St John Greatorex:
Sean Murray
Ernestine Blunt:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Mr Pilcher:
Ben Crowe

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

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Science-fiction romance drama about a research physicist who is knocked unconscious when an experiment goes wrong and awakes to find himself in a parallel world. Show more

Contributors

Colin Trafford:
Samuel West
Otillie/Kate Harsholm:
Kate Ashfield
Professor Harsholm:
David Burke
Producer:
Pier Wilkie

The Best Bottoms in the Land

Shakespeare's Dream in Norwich

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Charting the amateur actors taking part in the RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Norfolk actors prepare for their first night at Norwich Theatre Royal. Show more

The Best Bottoms in the Land

Shakespeare's Dream in Hucknall

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

Charting the amateur actors taking part in the RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Hucknall actors prepare for their first night at Theatre Royal Nottingham. Show more