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Front Row

R.E.M., Illuminated River, Napoleon and Stephen Poliakoff

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills on their album Out of Time, 25 years after its release, and Stephen Poliakoff discusses his new TV drama, Close to the Enemy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Stipe
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Mills
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Rothschild
Interviewed Guest:
Pamela Hutchinson
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Poliakoff
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Farnall

Front Row

Austenland, Stephen Poliakoff, Hannah Kent, Elmgreen and Dragset

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang talks to writer Stephen Poliakoff, who looks back at his very first TV drama Hitting Town, and Viv Groskop reviews new romantic comedy Austenland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Poliakoff
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Kent
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Pearman

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama. Kathy and Callum prevent a war criminal from leaving the country, but is he too important to prosecute? Meanwhile, Callum is getting dangerously close to Rachel. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Helen Flint
Callum Ferguson:
Jim Sturgess
Victor Ferguson:
Freddie Highmore
Rachel Lombard:
Charlotte Riley
Kathy Griffiths:
Phoebe Fox
Dieter Koehler:
August Diehl
Brigadier Wainwright:
Robert Glenister
Ringwood:
Alfie Allen
Alex Lombard:
Sebastian Armesto
Geoffrey Salter:
Julian Bleach
Miss Clarkson:
Emma Fielding
Horst Kleinow:
Aleksandar Jovanovic
Frau Bellinghausen:
Lindsay Duncan
Harold Lindsay-Jones:
Alfred Molina
Lotte Koehler:
Lucy Ward
Hotel Desk Clerk:
Peter Prentice
Andy (Waste Disposal Man):
Barry Aird
Production Company:
Little Island Productions

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Historian and broadcaster David Reynolds talks to dramatist Stephen Poliakoff about the inspiration behind his latest work - Close to the Enemy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Reynolds
Participant:
Stephen Poliakoff
Series Producer:
John Mullen
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama. Victor claims to have made a shocking discovery about Dieter, while Rachel begins to suspect that Alex knows about her and Callum. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Helen Flint
Callum Ferguson:
Jim Sturgess
Victor Ferguson:
Freddie Highmore
Rachel Lombard:
Charlotte Riley
Kathy Griffiths:
Phoebe Fox
Dieter Koehler:
August Diehl
Brigadier Wainwright:
Robert Glenister
Ringwood:
Alfie Allen
Alex Lombard:
Sebastian Armesto
Geoffrey Salter:
Julian Bleach
Miss Clarkson:
Emma Fielding
Bergit Mentz:
Antje Traue
Frau Bellinghausen:
Lindsay Duncan
Harold Lindsay-Jones:
Alfred Molina
Lotte Koehler:
Lucy Ward
Lucy Lindsay-Jones:
Ciara Charteris
Mrs Tooley:
Jacqueline Tong
Hotel Desk Clerk:
Peter Prentice
Stern Faced Woman:
Raewyn Lippert
Portly Poet:
James Dryden
Victor's Minder:
Lee Long
Production Company:
Little Island Productions

Summer of Rockets

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

During the tumultuous summer of 1958, Samuel prepares to launch his new invention, which is attracting some suspicious followers, before meeting the mysterious Kathleen.

Contributors

Samuel Petrukhin:
Toby Stephens
Richard Shaw:
Linus Roache
Kathleen Shaw:
Keeley Hawes
Miriam Petrukhin:
Lucy Cohu
Aunt Mary:
Claire Bloom
Executive Producer:
Helen Flint

Summer of Rockets

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

The secret service tasks Samuel with spying on the Shaws in exchange for an order of his invention, and Hannah discovers that Kathleen has a tragic family secret. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Petrukhin:
Toby Stephens
Kathleen Shaw:
Keeley Hawes
Richard Shaw:
Linus Roache
Miriam Petrukhin:
Lucy Cohu
Aunt Mary:
Claire Bloom
Courtney Johnson:
Gary Beadle
Spearman:
Tony Maudsley
Nicholas Halliday:
Matthew James Thomas
Hannah Petrukhin:
Lily Sacofsky
Sasha Petrukhin:
Toby Woolf
Lord Arthur Wallington:
Timothy Spall
Denning:
Leo Starr
Anthony Shaw:
Greg Austin
Miss Goodwin:
Amy Marston
Head Warden:
Angela McHale
Footman 2:
Luke Alexander
Footman:
Tom Ashley
Executive Producer:
Helen Flint
Stunt coordinator:
Jeff Hewitt-Davis
Production Company:
Little Island Productions

Genres

Summer of Rockets

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Samuel spies on his new friends while his relationship with Kathleen intensifies. Hannah and Kathleen investigate Anthony’s disappearance. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Petrukhin:
Toby Stephens
Richard Shaw:
Linus Roache
Kathleen Shaw:
Keeley Hawes
Miriam Petrukhin:
Lucy Cohu
Aunt Mary:
Claire Bloom
Courtney Johnson:
Gary Beadle
Spearman:
Tony Maudsley
Nicholas Halliday:
Matthew James Thomas
Hannah Petrukhin:
Lily Sacofsky
Sasha Petrukhin:
Toby Woolf
Lord Arthur Wallington:
Timothy Spall
Denning:
Leo Starr
Anthony Shaw:
Greg Austin
Executive Producer:
Helen Flint

Genres

Summer of Rockets

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Kathleen has a new lead on Anthony, and Sasha does his own investigating at school, which has dramatic consequences. Lord Wallington reveals more about the MI5 men to Samuel. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Petrukhin:
Toby Stephens
Richard Shaw:
Linus Roache
Kathleen Shaw:
Keeley Hawes
Miriam Petrukhin:
Lucy Cohu
Aunt Mary:
Claire Bloom
Courtney Johnson:
Gary Beadle
Spearman:
Tony Maudsley
Nicholas Halliday:
Matthew James Thomas
Hannah Petrukhin:
Lily Sacofsky
Sasha Petrukhin:
Toby Woolf
Lord Arthur Wallington:
Timothy Spall
Denning:
Leo Starr
Anthony Shaw:
Greg Austin
Executive Producer:
Helen Flint

Genres

Summer of Rockets

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 59 minutes

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

After the shooting, Field places the Petruhkin home and factory under protection. Samuel makes his own plans and goes into hiding where he meets Kathleen in secret.

Contributors

Samuel Petrukhin:
Toby Stephens
Kathleen Shaw:
Keeley Hawes
Richard Shaw:
Linus Roache
Miriam Petrukhin:
Lucy Cohu
Aunt Mary:
Claire Bloom
Courtney Johnson:
Gary Beadle
Spearman:
Tony Maudsley
Hannah Petrukhin:
Lily Sacofsky
Sasha Petrukhin:
Toby Woolf
Max Dennis:
Adrian Edmondson
Gen Sir Reginald Maddox:
James Faulkner
Lord Arthur Wallington:
Timothy Spall
Denning:
Leo Starr
Anthony Shaw:
Greg Austin
Following Man:
Robert Bradley
Freddie Lawson:
Fred Haig
Landlady:
Flip Webster
Hotel Receptionist:
Henrietta Clemett
Tall Waiter:
Seb Carrington
Paul Ledbury:
Will Payne
Doctor Small:
Cai Brigden
Stocky Man:
Clive Brunt
Gaunt Man:
Colin Fox
Barney Mitchum:
Steve Furst
Executive Producer:
Helen Flint
Production Company:
Little Island Productions

Genres

Summer of Rockets

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes

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

Samuel learns the truth about the Shaws and the MI5 men. He is invited to an extraordinary secret meeting, while Hannah becomes increasingly worried about her father’s safety. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Petrukhin:
Toby Stephens
Kathleen Shaw:
Keeley Hawes
Richard Shaw:
Linus Roache
Miriam Petrukhin:
Lucy Cohu
Aunt Mary:
Claire Bloom
Courtney Johnson:
Gary Beadle
Dick Armstrong:
William Gaminara
Hannah Petrukhin:
Lily Sacofsky
Sasha Petrukhin:
Toby Woolf
Max Dennis:
Adrian Edmondson
Gen Sir Reginald Maddox:
James Faulkner
Lord Arthur Wallington:
Timothy Spall
Anthony Shaw:
Greg Austin
Neath:
Ben Fox
Nicholas Halliday:
Matthew James Thomas
Hotel Receptionist:
Henrietta Clemett
Man in Dark Suit:
Daniel Stewart
Tall Waiter:
Seb Carrington
Doctor Small:
Cai Brigden
Stocky Man:
Clive Brunt
Police Officer:
Scott Lane
Barney Mitchum:
Steve Furst
Executive Producer:
Helen Flint
Production Company:
Little Island Productions

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

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

Sian Williams is joined by former prime minister Tony Blair, former US vice president Al Gore, writer and director Stephen Poliakoff and actress Jacqueline Bisset. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sian Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Blair
Interviewed Guest:
Al Gore
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Poliakoff
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Bisset
Participant:
Deborah Mattinson
Participant:
Fraser Nelson
Producer:
Libby Jukes
Broadcast Assistant:
Hannah Copeland

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

In a sleepy old London house, an ageing writer reflects on her past. Only in talking to a young man, the building's concierge, can she confront her demons. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama. Everyone puts aside their differences in the search for Lotte, but Callum is forced to make a difficult choice. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Helen Flint
Callum Ferguson:
Jim Sturgess
Victor Ferguson:
Freddie Highmore
Rachel Lombard:
Charlotte Riley
Kathy Griffiths:
Phoebe Fox
Dieter Koehler:
August Diehl
Brigadier Wainwright:
Robert Glenister
Ringwood:
Alfie Allen
Alex Lombard:
Sebastian Armesto
Geoffrey Salter:
Julian Bleach
Miss Clarkson:
Emma Fielding
Horst Kleinow:
Aleksandar Jovanovic
Harold Lindsay-Jones:
Alfred Molina
Lotte Koehler:
Lucy Ward
Lucy Lindsay-Jones:
Ciara Charteris
Mr Emmanuel:
James Bradshaw
Petrol Attendant:
Michael Ballard
Hotel Desk Clerk:
Peter Prentice
Pete (Sleeping Man):
Robert Cawsey
Maitre D':
Andrew Price

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama. Victor is desperate to disrupt Dieter's marriage, which causes him to be targeted by the secret service. Harold prepares to reveal his explosive secret about the government. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Helen Flint
Callum Ferguson:
Jim Sturgess
Victor Ferguson:
Freddie Highmore
Rachel Lombard:
Charlotte Riley
Kathy Griffiths:
Phoebe Fox
Dieter Koehler:
August Diehl
Brigadier Wainwright:
Robert Glenister
Ringwood:
Alfie Allen
Alex Lombard:
Sebastian Armesto
Geoffrey Salter:
Julian Bleach
Bergit Mentz:
Antje Traue
Frau Bellinghausen:
Lindsay Duncan
Harold Lindsay-Jones:
Alfred Molina
Lotte Koehler:
Lucy Ward
Lucy Lindsay-Jones:
Ciara Charteris
Mrs Tooley:
Jacqueline Tong
Gents Club Desk Clerk:
Nick Wilton
Maitre D':
Andrew Price
Psychiatric Nurse:
Hannah Taylor Gordon
Fuller's Waitress:
Sophie Bleasdale
Head of Fo:
William Chubb
Mentz's Minder:
Kirsty Hoiles
Production Company:
Little Island Productions

Duration: 1 hour

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

The drama series concludes. Victor suspects Callum is about to take violent action and is desperate to find a way of stopping him. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Helen Flint
Callum Ferguson:
Jim Sturgess
Victor Ferguson:
Freddie Highmore
Rachel Lombard:
Charlotte Riley
Kathy Griffiths:
Phoebe Fox
Dieter Koehler:
August Diehl
Brigadier Wainwright:
Robert Glenister
Ringwood:
Alfie Allen
Alex Lombard:
Sebastian Armesto
Geoffrey Salter:
Julian Bleach
Miss Clarkson:
Emma Fielding
Bergit Mentz:
Antje Traue
Frau Bellinghausen:
Lindsay Duncan
Harold Lindsay-Jones:
Alfred Molina
Lotte Koehler:
Lucy Ward
Lucy Lindsay-Jones:
Ciara Charteris
Pete (Sleeping Man):
Robert Cawsey
Psychiatrist:
Laurence Kennedy
Victor's Minder:
Lee Long
Mentz's Minder:
Kirsty Hoiles
Maitre D':
Andrew Price
Production Company:
Little Island Productions

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama. Callum comes under increasing pressure from the secret service as he tries to help his brother and convince Dieter to work for the British. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Helen Flint
Callum Ferguson:
Jim Sturgess
Victor Ferguson:
Freddie Highmore
Rachel Lombard:
Charlotte Riley
Kathy Griffiths:
Phoebe Fox
Dieter Koehler:
August Diehl
Brigadier Wainwright:
Robert Glenister
Ringwood:
Alfie Allen
Alex Lombard:
Sebastian Armesto
Geoffrey Salter:
Julian Bleach
Miss Clarkson:
Emma Fielding
Harold Lindsay-Jones:
Alfred Molina
Lotte Koehler:
Lucy Ward
Lucy Lindsay-Jones:
Ciara Charteris
Mr Emmanuel:
James Bradshaw
Mrs Tooley:
Jacqueline Tong
Hotel Desk Clerk:
Peter Prentice
Male Hotel Guest:
Ian Swann
Maitre D':
Andrew Price
Male Party Guest:
Lyndon Ogbourne

The Culture Show

Stephen Poliakoff: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 30 minutes

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

In a wide-ranging and frank interview, Stephen Poliakoff talks to Mark Kermode about the themes he explores in his works and how he has maintained his status as an auteur. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama. At the end of the Second World War, a British intelligence officer must persuade a kidnapped German scientist to work with the British RAF to develop the jet engine. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Helen Flint
Callum Ferguson:
Jim Sturgess
Victor Ferguson:
Freddie Highmore
Rachel Lombard:
Charlotte Riley
Kathy Griffiths:
Phoebe Fox
Dieter Koehler:
August Diehl
Brigadier Wainwright:
Robert Glenister
Ringwood:
Alfie Allen
Alex Lombard:
Sebastian Armesto
Geoffrey Salter:
Julian Bleach
Miss Clarkson:
Emma Fielding
Lotte Koehler:
Lucy Ward
Harold Lindsay-Jones:
Alfred Molina
Lucy Lindsay-Jones:
Ciara Charteris
Sharp-Faced Woman:
Debra Baker
Mr Emmanuel:
James Bradshaw
Maitre D’:
Andrew Price