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Believe It!

Series 2

Episode 3: Danger Man

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Richard Wilson explains the long lasting influence Ian McKellen has had on his life. With David Tennant. From December 2013. Show more

Contributors

Himself:
Ian McKellan
Young Richard:
Michael Higgins
Muriel Grant:
Arabella Weir
Young Murray:
Aaron Mitra
Old Murray:
David Tennant
Writer:
Jon Canter
Producer:
Clive Brill
Director:
Clive Brill

Believe It!

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

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

After a near death experience with his beloved cat, Richard Wilson decides to plan his own fantasy funeral. From January 2014. Show more

Contributors

The Grim Reaper:
Michael Eaves
Rev Grey:
Michael Eaves
Sean Connery:
Lewis Macleod
Gordon Brown:
Lewis Macleod
David Beckham:
Lewis Macleod
Egg Wilson:
Lewis Macleod
Cussin Colin:
Forbes Masson
Herself:
Celia Imrie
Himself:
Ian McKellan
Young Richard:
Michael Higgins
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
Jon Canter

The One Show

14/06/2021

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Alex Jones and Ronan Keating talk to acting legend Sir Ian McKellen and Singer HRVY. Plus Richie Anderson reveals the science behind taking the perfect penalty. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Jones
Presenter:
Ronan Keating
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McKellan
Interviewed Guest:
HRVY
Interviewed Guest:
Richie Anderson

Extras

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Sitcom about a former TV extra who gets his own BBC sitcom. In pursuit of credibility Andy takes a role in a play directed by Ian McKellen, a two-hander called A Month of Summers. Show more

Contributors

Andy Millman:
Ricky Gervais
Maggie Jacobs:
Ashley Jensen
Darren Lamb:
Stephen Merchant
Himself:
Ian McKellan
Iain Morris:
Guy Henry
Damon Beesley:
Martin Savage
Kimberley:
Sarah Moyle
Director:
Ricky Gervais

Poetry Please

Robert Burns and More

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Roger McGough with listeners' requests, including poetry by Robert Burns, Ben Okri and Gerard Manley Hopkins and readings by Sir Ian McKellan and Liz Lochhead. Show more

Great Lives

Series 37

Ian McKellen on Edmund Hillary

Duration: 26 minutes

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

Available for over a year

4 Extra Debut. Sir Ian McKellen chooses pioneering Everest conqueror, mountaineer Edmund Hillary. With Matthew Parris. From 2015. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McKellan
Interviewed Guest:
Mick Conefrey
Producer:
Miles Warde

Front Row

15/06/2015

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to Ian McKellan about playing Sherlock Holmes in old age, to Stephen Witt on music and the digital revolution and, as The Clangers return, children's TV today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McKellan
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Witt
Interviewed Guest:
Boyd Hilton
Interviewed Guest:
Kay Benbow
Interviewed Guest:
Dean Weller