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Elizabeth R

Shadow in the Sun

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Classic historical drama series. Elizabeth meets an interesting suitor, the Duke of Anjou, much to the Puritans' disapproval. Now Elizabeth must decide whether to follow her head or her heart. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
Robert Dudley:
Robert Hardy
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Walsingham:
Stephen Murray
Earl of Sussex:
John Shrapnel
Sir Christopher Hatton:
Bernard Horsfall

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Alan Yentob looks back over the career of the flamboyant film director. Friends and admirers recall a pioneering documentary-maker, talented photographer and fearless director. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Director:
Eleanor Horne
Participant:
Terry Gilliam
Participant:
Twiggy
Participant:
Glenda Jackson
Participant:
Melvyn Bragg
Participant:
Robert Powell
Participant:
Roger Daltrey

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary celebrating the 70th anniversary of Glasgow's innovative Citizens Theatre and looking back at seven decades of pioneering productions. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Kath Pick
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Participant:
Mark Rylance
Participant:
Glenda Jackson
Participant:
Pierce Brosnan
Participant:
Ciaran Hinds
Participant:
Gary Oldman
Participant:
Bill Paterson
Participant:
Roberta Taylor
Participant:
Blythe Duff

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

In this compilation of the best bits of Morecambe and Wise, Ernie attempts to 'get with it', Eric forgets his Mr Memory and Glenda Jackson brings a touch of class to proceedings. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A compilation of the best bits of Morecambe and Wise. Glenda Jackson takes a starring role in Antony and Cleopatra, and Eric and Ernie perform Moonlight Bay with The Beatles. Show more

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Food. A story of love and betrayal dramatised by Oliver Emanuel from the works of literature’s greatest whistleblower. Show more

Blood, Sex and Money by Emile Zola

Season 1 - Blood

Politics

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Politics. A story of power dramatised by Oliver Emanuel from the works of literature’s greatest whistle blower. Show more

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Drink. A story of addiction dramatised by Oliver Emanuel from the works of literature’s greatest whistleblower. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fury, inspired by Zola's Rougon-Macquart novels. Jacques loves his train more than any woman he's ever met. But Dide is aware of the terrifying desires that he harbours within. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Starring Glenda Jackson. Jacques has finally fallen in love but his murderous desires resurface. Dramatised by Dan Rebellato, inspired by literature's greatest whistleblower, Zola. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Comedy starring Walter Matthau, in which a veteran CIA agent decides to teach his superiors a lesson by publishing his memoirs. Realising the risk, they try to stop him. Show more

Contributors

Miles Kendig/James Butler/Mr Hannaway/Leonard Ross:
Walter Matthau
Isobel von Schonenberg:
Glenda Jackson
Joe Cutter:
Sam Waterston
Myerson:
Ned Beatty
Westlake:
George Baker

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Blood, Sex and Money by Emile Zola

Season 1 - Blood

Animals

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

Animals by Dan Rebellato inspired by Zola's Rougon-Macquart Series. Dide's son Pierre siphons off her fortune and her grandson, Silvère, runs away to join the republican uprising. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Starring Glenda Jackson. Passion, in every sense, is the theme of Dan Rebellato's dramatisation, inspired by the works of literature's greatest whistle blower - Emile Zola. Show more

Elizabeth R

The Lion's Cub

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

Classic historical drama series. A young Elizabeth lives in dangerous times, leading the Protestant rebellion against her Catholic half-sister Mary and challenging her claim to the throne. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Catherine Parr:
Rosalie Crutchley
Kat Ashley:
Rachel Kempson
Stephen Gardiner:
Basil Dignam
Writer:
John Hale

Elizabeth R

The Marriage Game

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Classic historical drama series. The unmarried young queen is encouraged to find a suitable husband so that she can produce an heir, but she finds that very few suitors interest her.

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Robert Dudley:
Robert Hardy
Bishop de Quadra:
Esmond Knight
Sir James Melville:
John Cairney
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots:
Vivian Pickles
Director:
Herbert Wise

Elizabeth R

Horrible Conspiracies

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic historical drama series. Elizabeth finds her position increasingly threatened by Mary, Queen of Scots and her loyal supporters. Will Elizabeth have to execute Mary in order to remain queen? Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
Mary, Queen of Scots:
Vivian Pickles
Walsingham:
Stephen Murray
Sir Amyas Paulet:
Hamilton Dyce
Sir Anthony Babington:
David Collings
Gilbert Gifford:
Bernard Holley

Elizabeth R

The Enterprise of England

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Classic historical drama series. With the threat of war against Spain suddenly imminent, Elizabeth must place her faith in the strength of the navy, led by Sir Francis Drake.

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
King Philip II of Spain:
Peter Jeffrey
Sir Francis Drake:
John Woodvine
Robert Dudley:
Robert Hardy
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Walsingham:
Stephen Murray

Elizabeth R

Sweet England's Pride

Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes

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

Classic historical drama series. An elderly Elizabeth instructs the Earl of Essex to quell the threat of an Irish uprising, but will she have to deal with a rebellion of her own?

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
Robert Devereux:
Robin Ellis
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Sir Robert Cecil:
Hugh Dickson
Sir Francis Bacon:
John Nettleton
Sir Walter Raleigh:
Nicholas Selby
Writer:
Ian Rodger

Blood, Sex and Money by Emile Zola

Season 3 - Money

7. Fate

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Fate. A diplomatic mission has seismic repercussions. Inspired by the work of Emile Zola, written by Oliver Emanuel. Show more