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Doctors

Series 12

Episode 225: Hush Little Baby

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Lisa takes stock of her life with Daniel and thinks about her future, while Julia's search for an exam gift for Simon leads her to play matchmaker. Show more

Contributors

Lisa Torres:
Michelle Lukes
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Owain Brumpton:
Andrew Dunn
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Simon Bond:
David Sturzaker
Dr Elaine Cassidy:
Janet Dibley
Cherry Malone:
Sophie Abelson
Julia Parsons:
Diane Keen
Mrs Tembe:
Lorna Laidlaw
Sadie Keller:
Polly Frame
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

Doctors

Series 18

Episode 144: The Food of Love

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Emma receives Valentine's flowers, but who sent them? Valerie is determined to find her Mr Right, but with Mrs Tembe's help. Show more

Contributors

Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Peter Saunders:
Daniel Hawksford
Wendy Saunders:
Polly Frame
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Emma Reid:
Dido Miles
Dr Al Haskey:
Ian Midlane
Dr Sid Vere:
Ashley Rice
Ayesha Lee:
Laura Rollins
Ruhma Hanif:
Bharti Patel
Mrs Tembe:
Lorna Laidlaw
Valerie Pitman:
Sarah Moyle
Bethany Morris:
Katie Redford
Producer:
Peter Bullock
Executive Producer:
Mike Hobson

Drama

Missing Presumed Dead: The Odyssey

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. A government minister on the run faces the unfamiliar to return home. Rework of Homer’s Odyssey starring Colin Tierney. Show more

Drama

Missing Presumed Dead: The Odyssey

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

The struggle for survival is enormous, in a bid to return to the present day. Rework of Homer’s Odyssey starring Simon Dutton. Show more

Polyoaks

Series 4

Losing Patients

Duration: 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A nurse down and GPs are roped into an anti-obesity campaign to save money. Stars Nigel Planer and Simon Greenall. From 2016. Show more

Polyoaks

Series 4

Eight Days a Week

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The staff have their work cut out to provide 'a truly seven day service'. Starring Nigel Planer and Simon Greenall. From 2016. Show more

Polyoaks

Series 4

Back in the NHSS

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The surgery comes under the control of the private sector in a shake-up of care provision. Stars Neil Dudgeon. From 2016. Show more

Contributors

Dr Hugh Thornton:
Simon Greenall
TV's Dr Jeremy:
David Westhead
Nurse Vera Duplessis:
Polly Frame
Dr Roy Thornton:
Nigel Planer
Mr Beckman:
Neil Dudgeon
Stephanie Simons:
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Mr Eisenburger:
John Schwab

Polyoaks

Series 4

Ladies Strike

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A lack of a female doctor at the surgery gets the team a reputation for casual sexism. Stars Nigel Planer. From 2016. Show more

Polyoaks

Series 4

Duty of Candour

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Staff struggle with telling patients the truth, raised by Dr Jeremy as the ‘Duty of Candour’. Stars David Westhead. From 2016. Show more

Polyoaks

Series 3

In the Midst of Life...

Duration: 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Dr Hugh Thornton has to examine the health of health professionals. NHS satire starring Nigel Planer. From June 2014. Show more

Contributors

Dr Roy Thornton:
Nigel Planer
Dr Hugh Thornton:
Simon Greenall
TV's Dr Jeremy:
David Westhead
Betty Crossfield:
Jane Whittenshaw
Nurse Vera Duplessis:
Polly Frame
Mr Devlin:
Phil Cornwell

Polyoaks

Series 3

For the Records

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Nobody can agree on whether sharing patient data is really a good thing? NHS satire starring Nigel Planer. From June 2014. Show more

Contributors

Dr Roy Thornton:
Nigel Planer
Dr Hugh Thornton:
Simon Greenall
TV's Dr Jeremy:
David Westhead
Nurse Vera Duplessis:
Polly Frame
Mr Devlin:
Phil Cornwell
Mr Taylor:
David Holt
The Social Worker:
David Holt

Polyoaks

Series 3

That Heart Sinky Feeling

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The General Practice is swamped with the chronically undiagnosed and patients back for more. Stars Nigel Planer. From June 2014. Show more

Contributors

Dr Roy Thornton:
Nigel Planer
Dr Hugh Thornton:
Simon Greenall
TV's Dr Jeremy:
David Westhead
Nurse Vera Duplessis:
Polly Frame
Mr Devlin:
Phil Cornwell

Polyoaks

Series 3

Episode 4: Who's Afraid of the CQC?

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The staff at Polyoaks are being assessed by the Care Quality Commission. Will they survive the experience? With Nigel Planer. From June 2014. Show more

Contributors

Dr Roy Thornton:
Nigel Planer
Dr Hugh Thornton:
Simon Greenall
TV's Dr Jeremy:
David Westhead
Nurse Vera Duplessis:
Polly Frame
Dr Pitcher:
Adjoa Andoh
Elizabeth:
Polly Frame
Mrs Peabody:
Kate O'Sullivan

Polyoaks

Series 5

The Ghosts of Patients Present

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

4 Extra Debut. The Polyoaks staff try to make sense of the NHS but confusion reigns supreme. Satire with Nigel Planer and Simon Greenall. Show more

Contributors

Dr Roy Thornton:
Nigel Planer
Dr Hugh Thornton:
Simon Greenall
TV's Dr Jeremy:
David Westhead
Nurse Monica:
Polly Frame
Stephanie Simons:
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Mrs Parriss:
Sheila Reid
Malcolm:
David Holt
Waiter:
David Holt

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Film version of Rupert Goold's production, shot on location in the mysterious underground world of Welbeck Abbey and set in an undefined and threatening central European world. Show more

Contributors

Lady Macbeth:
Kate Fleetwood
Malcolm:
Scott Handy
Duncan/Doctor:
Paul Shelley
Lady Macduff:
Suzanne Burden
Bloody Sergeant/Murderer:
Hywel John
Witch/Gentlewoman:
Sophie Hunter
Servant to the Macbeths:
Niamh McGrady
Director:
Rupert Goold
Producer:
John Wyver

Polyoaks

Series 5

The Consultants Cometh

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Polyoaks enters the world of consultants as there are merger plans with a super practice. Starring Nigel Planer. From 2017. Show more

Contributors

Nurse Monica:
Polly Frame
Dr Margery Pendleton:
Polly Frame
Dr Roy Thornton:
Nigel Planer
Nurse Poulter:
Nigel Planer
Dr Hugh Thornton:
Simon Greenall
Dr Phillip Leslie:
Simon Greenall
TV's Dr Jeremy:
David Westhead
Dr Hilary Pendleton:
David Westhead
Stephanie Simons:
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Mr Probert:
Duncan Wisbey

Polyoaks

Series 4

Hello, Goodbye

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The surgery is to become a ‘vanguard’ for the NHS ‘Five Year Forward View’. Stars Nigel Planer and Annette Crosbie. From 2016. Show more

Polyoaks

Series 5

Easy GPeasy

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

The most dysfunctional GP surgery in the West Country is under threat for not being average. Starring Nigel Planer. From 2017. Show more

Contributors

Dr Jeremy:
David Westhead
Dr Hugh Thornton:
Simon Greenall
Dr Roy Thornton:
Nigel Planer
Nurse Monica:
Polly Frame
Stephanie Simons:
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Receptionist:
Kate O'Sullivan