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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

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 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

Screen One

Series 1

She's Been Away

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama about an unexpected pact which develops between two women, one of whom has been away in a 'home' since she was a rebellious girl half a century ago. Show more

Contributors

Lillian Huckle:
Peggy Ashcroft
Director:
Peter Hall
Harriet Ambrose:
Geraldine James
Hugh Ambrose:
James Fox
Dominic Ambrose:
Jackson Kyle
Young Lillian:
Rebecca Pidgeon
George:
Hugh Lloyd
Mental Hospital Nurse:
Brid Brennan
Mental Hospital Doctor:
David Hargreaves
Harley Street Doctor:
Richard Haddon Haines
Young Cousin Edward:
Barnaby Holm
Young Lillian's Father:
Donald Douglas
Producer:
Kenith Trodd
Movie Buff:
David Timson
City Friend at Party:
Malcolm Mudie
Traffic Warden:
Doyle Richmond
Supermarket Cashier:
Anne Haydn

Genres

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

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 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: 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

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

Saturday Drama

Playing With Trains

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. 1967: Maverick inventor Bill Galpin is getting rich while battling with his children, Roxanna and Danny. Stars Timothy Spall. Show more

Saturday Drama

Playing With Trains

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

1986: Roxanna and Danny are in despair over the actions of their father, hubristic inventor Bill Galpin. Stars Timothy Spall. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama directed by Stephen Poliakoff. With Britain on the brink of war, the idyllic life of a young girl (Romola Garai) is destabilized when uncovers a secret. Show more

Contributors

Anne Keyes:
Romola Garai
Ralph Keyes:
Eddie Redmayne
Sir Alexander Keyes:
Bill Nighy
Celia Keyes:
Juno Temple
Hector Haldane MP:
David Tennant
Maud Keyes:
Jenny Agutter
Aunt Elizabeth:
Julie Christie
Lawrence:
Charlie Cox
Walter Page:
Christopher Lee
Young Walter:
Sam Kubrick-Finney

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

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, 30 minutes

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

Concluding part of the historical drama about the epileptic son of George V. The royal families of Europe find their countries plunged into the conflict of the First World War. Show more

Contributors

George V:
Tom Hollander
Stamfordham:
Bill Nighy
Prince George:
Rollo Weeks
Queen Alexandra:
Bibi Andersson
Lloyd George:
Ron Cook
Asquith:
Frank Finlay
Mr Hansell:
John Sessions
Tsarina Alexandra:
Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Callender:
Graham Crowden
Lady Warrinder:
Suzanne Burden
Tsar Nicholas:
Ivan Marevich
Fine Looking Woman:
Fritha Goodey
General:
Neil Stacy
Orderly:
Paul Brennen
Producer:
John Chapman

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

A three-part drama serial by Stephen Poliakoff about a picture library facing closure. An American property developer arrives in London with some bad news for a photo archive. Show more

Contributors

Marilyn Truman:
Lindsay Duncan
Oswald Bates:
Timothy Spall
Christopher Anderson:
Liam Cunningham
Garnett:
Arj Barker

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