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Yes, Minister

Series 2

Episode 6: The Quality of Life

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Political sitcom. Jim Hacker makes a rash promise to save a popular city farm from closure but he needs Sir Humphrey's help.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Desmond Glazebrook:
Richard Vernon
Sir Frank Gordon:
Peter Cellier
Bill Pritchard:
Anthony Carrick
Mrs. Phillips:
Zulema Dene
Crawford:
Rex Robinson
Writer:
Antony Jay

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama documentary about John Darwin, who faked his death to fund a better life. He pretended to disappear at sea in a canoe, prompting his wife Anne to play the grieving widow. Show more

Contributors

Mark Darwin:
Philip Correia
John Darwin:
Bernard Hill
Journalist:
Philip McGough
Anne Darwin:
Saskia Reeves
Solicitor:
Mary Roscoe
DS Twist:
Jeremy Swift
Director:
Norman Hull
Producer:
Flavia Taylor

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Formats

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama-documentary based on the true story of Colleen McCabe, an ex-nun who as a headmistress embezzled her school out of an estimated half a million pounds. Show more

Contributors

Colleen McCabe:
Pauline Quirke
Father Plunkett:
Denis Lawson
Father O'Malley:
Peter Cellier
Maureen Stapley:
Mary Roscoe
Detective Elliott:
Stephen Critchlow
Auditor:
Richard Hope
Mr Huckerby:
David Holt
Producer:
Lucy Bowden
Director:
Norman Hull
Executive Producer:
Magnus Temple
Producer:
Michael Poole

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Doctors

Series 12

Episode 118: Close to Home

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Medical drama series. Heston finds himself embroiled in an old flame's family affairs when he treats her dying father, while Julia is overwhelmed by her colleagues. Show more

Contributors

Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
David Padkin:
Peter Cellier
Janet Padkin:
Diana Kent
Maisie Padkin:
Penny Downie
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Dr Elaine Cassidy:
Janet Dibley
Cherry Malone:
Sophie Abelson
Julia Parsons:
Diane Keen
Ruth Pearce:
Selina Chilton
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 3: The Smoke Screen

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Political sitcom. Jim sees how he can use the health minister's desire to abolish smoking through taxation to stop Treasury opposition to his plans for tax cuts. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Ian Whitworth - DHSS Secretary:
John Barron
Dr Peter Thorn - Minister of State at the DHSS:
Clive Merrison
Sir Frank Gordon, Permanent Secretary of the Treasury:
Peter Cellier
Leslie Potts - Minister for Sport:
Bill Wallis
Gerald - Chairman British Tobacco Group:
Brian Hawksley
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 4: The Key

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Classic sitcom about beleaguered prime minister Jim Hacker. Dorothy Wainwright, the PM's political advisor, tells Jim that he is letting Humphrey become too dominant. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Frank Gordon, Permanent Secretary of the Treasury:
Peter Cellier
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Policeman:
Victor Winding
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 5: A Real Partnership

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic political sitcom. The government runs into a financial crisis just as MPs are due for a pay rise.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Sir Frank Gordon:
Peter Cellier
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 2

Episode 4: A Conflict of Interest

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic sitcom. When a scandal breaks in the City, Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey cannot agree on who should be the new governor of the Bank of England.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Desmond Glazebrook:
Richard Vernon
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Sir Frank Gordon:
Peter Cellier
Writer:
Antony Jay

Duration: 2 hours, 17 minutes

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

Richard Attenborough's biopic recounting the eventful early life of Winston Churchill, including his time as a war correspondent in Africa. With Simon Ward and Anne Bancroft. Show more

Contributors

Winston Churchill:
Simon Ward
Lord Randolph Churchill:
Robert Shaw
Lady Jennie Churchill:
Anne Bancroft
General Kitchener:
John Mills
Mr Welldon:
Jack Hawkins
George E Buckle:
Ian Holm
General Bindon Blood:
Patrick Magee
Captain Aylmer Haldane:
Edward Woodward
David Lloyd George:
Anthony Hopkins
Captain, 35th Sikhs:
Peter Cellier
Adjutant, 35th Sikhs:
Ronald Hines
Mrs Everest:
Pat Heywood
Lord Salisbury:
Laurence Naismith
Joseph Chamberlain:
Basil Dignam
Headmaster:
Robert Hardy
Officer on Train:
James Cosmo
Party Chairman:
Norman Bird
Prince of Wales:
Reginald Marsh
Major Finn:
Thorley Walters
Pamela Plowden:
Jane Seymour
Captain Weaver:
Dinsdale Landen
Sikh Soldier:
Dino Shafeek
Producer:
Carl Foreman

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama based on the best-selling Victorian-set novel by Michel Faber. Sugar finds Agnes' condition to have deteriorated, and makes a promise to help her before it is too late. Show more

Contributors

William Rackham:
Chris O'Dowd
Mrs Agnes Rackham:
Amanda Hale
Mrs Emmeline Fox:
Shirley Henderson
Doctor Curlew:
Richard E. Grant
Lady Constance Bridgelow:
Elizabeth Berrington
Sophie Rackham:
Isla Watt
Miss Beatrice Cleave:
Wendy Nottingham
Lord Watson:
Peter Cellier
Henry Rackham Senior:
Tom Georgeson
Christopher:
James Willson
Mean Prostitute:
Moya Brady
Producer:
Greg Dummett
Director:
Marc Munden

The New Avengers

Series 1

Episode 13: Gnaws

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

When a scientist spills some radioactive isotope and washes it down the sink there are reports of something nasty in the sewers, so Steed, Purdey and Gambit investigate. Show more

Keeping Up Appearances

Series 2

Episode 4: Hyacinth Tees Off

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 10 months

Sitcom. Hyacinth and Richard go to join the Major at a hotel for a golfing weekend. The Major cries off playing, but has organised a friend to play with Richard.

Keeping Up Appearances

Series 2

Episode 6: Onslow's Birthday

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 10 months

Hyacinth is not looking forward to Onslow's birthday party, but news that a limousine awaits her and Richard to take them to the proceedings changes her mind. Show more