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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Film director Mike Leigh talks to Mark Lawson about his life and career. He talks about collaborative creative processes and why he doesn't want to work with Hollywood stars. Show more

Free Thinking

Artists' Mannequins, Mike Leigh, Guy Fawkes Traditions

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With Mike Leigh on his new film Mr Turner, plus an exhibition of artists' mannequins at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and Guy Fawkes traditions. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Mike Leigh
Interviewed Guest:
Steven Connor
Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Illustrator:
Naomi Paxton
Producer:
Harry Parker

Play For Today

Series 3

Episode 20: Hard Labour

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mike Leigh's play centres around a middle-aged housewife and charwoman who is abused and exploited by almost everybody, including her daughter-in-law.

Contributors

Mrs Thornley:
Liz Smith
Jim Thornley:
Clifford Kershaw
Director:
Mike Leigh

Genres

Play For Today

Series 6

Episode 12: Nuts in May

Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes

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

Director Mike Leigh’s iconic tale of camping holidays and all the hazards involved. Keith and Candice-Marie arrive at a Dorset campground for ten nights of idyllic bliss. Show more

Contributors

Candice-Marie:
Alison Steadman
Quarryman:
Eric Allan
Miss Beale:
Richenda Carey
The Farmer:
Matthew Guinness
The Farm Girl:
Sally Watts
Producer:
David Rose
Director:
Mike Leigh
Writer:
Mike Leigh

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

Comedy dramatisation of the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan, focusing on the turning point on their road to fame and riches - the production of The Mikado. Show more

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Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Gritty drama following a minicab driver and his wife as they struggle to bring up their unemployed and aggressive son and depressed daughter on a bleak South London estate. Show more

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Winter 2014

Episode 6: The One and Only Mike Leigh

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Director Mike Leigh talks to Alan Yentob about his unique body of work and struggle to make films on his own terms. Actors he has worked with discuss his distinctive methods. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Leigh
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Broadbent
Interviewed Guest:
Eddie Marsan
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Hawkins
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Manville
Interviewed Guest:
James Corden
Producer:
Jude Ho
Director:
Jude Ho
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Front Row Late

Series 3

Episode 7

Duration: 34 minutes

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

Mary Beard, Mike Leigh, Shahidha Bari and Paul Morley discuss the ethics of portraying human suffering on the big screen. Mary and Dom Joly tour London's Jack the Ripper museum. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Participant:
Mike Leigh
Participant:
Shahidha Bari
Participant:
Paul Morley
Participant:
Dom Joly
Series Producer:
Mark Crossan
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Front Row

Mike Leigh, Omar Sharif, Yves Saint Laurent, Online Orchestra

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mike Leigh and Clive Judd on Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs; Yves Saint Laurent retrospective at Bowes Museum; Omar Sharif remembered; and the Online Orchestra. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Leigh
Interviewed Guest:
Clive Judd
Interviewed Guest:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Rita Tushingham
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Christie
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

This Cultural Life

Series 1

Mike Leigh

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

Film director Mike Leigh talks to John Wilson about the art and experiences that have shaped his own creative life. Show more

Front Row

Woody Allen interview, with Sally Hawkins and Mike Leigh

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson talks to writer and director Woody Allen, whose new film Blue Jasmine stars Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins. Sally Hawkins and Mike Leigh also share their thoughts. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Woody Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Leigh
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Hawkins

Play For Today

Series 8

Episode 3: Abigail's Party

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Acerbic comic drama about a neighbours' get-together in suburbia, in which the consumption of alcohol leads to the airing of prejudices and snobberies. Show more

Loose Ends

Nikki Bedi, Mike Leigh, Stephen Mangan, Terry Waite, Sandy Grierson, Stealing Sheep, Spiro

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Nikki Bedi are joined by Mike Leigh, Stephen Mangan and Sandy Grierson, with music from Stealing Sheep and Spiro. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Leigh
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Mangan
Interviewed Guest:
Sandy Grierson
Interviewed Guest:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Terry Waite
Music Group:
Stealing Sheep
Music Group:
Spiro
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the first Play for Today, this film celebrates the acclaimed series of controversial single dramas broadcast on BBC One between 1970 and 1984. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Martina Laird
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Ansorge
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Battersby
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Billington
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
David Hare
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Leigh
Interviewed Guest:
Ken Loach
Interviewed Guest:
Kenith Trodd
Director:
John Wyver