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Arena

According to Beryl

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dame Beryl Bainbridge takes an idiosyncratic tour of the last twenty years of writer and poet Samuel Johnson's turbulent life, focusing on his relationship with Hester Thrale. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Udayan Prasad
Executive Producer:
Anthony Wall
Participant:
Susannah Harker
Participant:
Beth Goddard
Participant:
Jim Carter

Brand

Arena

Drama

John Gabriel Borkman

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Destitute after a fraud scandal, a disgraced banker is surrounded by the living ghosts of his past. Starring David Threlfall. Show more

Contributors

John Gabriel Borkman:
David Threlfall
Miss Ella Rentheim:
Susannah Harker
Mrs Gunhild Borkman:
Gillian Bevan
Vilhelm Foldal:
Philip Jackson
Erhart Borkman:
Luke Newberry
Mrs Fanny Wilton:
Jenny Rainsford
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

Drama

John Gabriel Borkman

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Reunited with his old love, will John Gabriel find happiness or is the need for power still too strong? David Threlfall stars in Ibsen's timeless play. Show more

Contributors

John Gabriel Borkman:
David Threlfall
Miss Ella Rentheim:
Susannah Harker
Mrs Gunhild Borkman:
Gillian Bevan
Vilhelm Foldal:
Philip Jackson
Erhart Borkman:
Luke Newberry
Mrs Fanny Wilton:
Jenny Rainsford
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

New Tricks

Series 9

Episode 2: Old School Ties

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Crime drama. The UCOS team reinvestigate the disappearance of a PE teacher when the remains of a body are discovered on the grounds of the school where he taught. Show more

Contributors

Brian Lane:
Alun Armstrong
Det Supt Sandra Pullman:
Amanda Redman
Gerry Standing:
Dennis Waterman
Elizabeth Clayton:
Susannah Harker
Archi Milgrow:
Brian Pettifer
Esther Lane:
Susan Jameson
Helen Hadley:
Nicola Walker
Eleanor Higgins:
Phoebe Fox
Oliver Lebbon:
Sam Crane
Melissa Parks:
Lucy Phelps
Lucas Graves:
Tony Gardner
Jacob Longley:
Billy Matthews
Geoffrey Parks:
Tom Knight
Producer:
Tom Mullens

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Life Sentence - Part 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

When someone threatens the surviving victim of the notorious serial killer 'The Gambler', the team must visit the killer himself to discover if he had a partner.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Thomas Rice:
Samuel West
Claire Delaney:
Susannah Harker
Tim Walker:
Mark Aiken
Dermot Sullivan:
Paterson Joseph
Paul Bryant:
Simon Gregor
Philip Bryant:
David Burke
Prison Officer Gates:
Wayne Foskett
Maya Wilson:
Sheyla Shehovich

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Life Sentence - Part 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

The Gambler's suspected partner is seemingly active once more and they have abducted a young woman. Can the team reach her in time?

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Thomas Rice:
Samuel West
Claire Delaney:
Susannah Harker
Tim Walker:
Mark Aiken
Dermot Sullivan:
Paterson Joseph
Paul Bryant:
Simon Gregor
Philip Bryant:
David Burke
Prison Officer Gates:
Wayne Foskett
Maya Wilson:
Sheyla Shehovich

Jimmy McGovern's Moving On

Series 2

Episode 1: Sauce for the Goose

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama. Divorcee Anne falls in love with a computer repair man, but problems arise when sister Lynne suggests their mother belongs in a care home. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

With six daughters to marry off, Mrs Bennet is thrilled when two bachelors arrive. However a visit from the Bennets' heir throws the family into disarray.

Contributors

Director:
Simon Langton
Elizabeth Bennet:
Jennifer Ehle
Mr. Darcy:
Colin Firth
Jane Bennet:
Susannah Harker
Lydia Bennet:
Julia Sawalha
Mrs. Bennet:
Alison Steadman
Kitty Bennet:
Polly Maberly
Mary Bennet:
Lucy Briers
Miss Bingley:
Anna Chancellor
Mrs. Hurst:
Lucy Robinson

Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Elizabeth is furious to discover that Darcy is responsible for Jane's unhappiness. Meanwhile, Darcy realises where his heart truly lies.

Contributors

Director:
Simon Langton
Elizabeth Bennet:
Jennifer Ehle
Mr. Darcy:
Colin Firth
Jane Bennet:
Susannah Harker
Lydia Bennet:
Julia Sawalha
Mrs. Bennet:
Alison Steadman
Kitty Bennet:
Polly Maberly
Mary Bennet:
Lucy Briers
Miss Bingley:
Anna Chancellor
Mrs. Hurst:
Lucy Robinson

Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Darcy introduces Elizabeth to his sister at Pemberley, but then distressing news arrives from Longbourn – Lydia has eloped with Mr Wickham.

Contributors

Director:
Simon Langton
Elizabeth Bennet:
Jennifer Ehle
Mr. Darcy:
Colin Firth
Jane Bennet:
Susannah Harker
Lydia Bennet:
Julia Sawalha
Mrs. Bennet:
Alison Steadman
Kitty Bennet:
Polly Maberly
Mary Bennet:
Lucy Briers
Miss Bingley:
Anna Chancellor
Mrs. Hurst:
Lucy Robinson

Saturday Drama

Noel Coward - Present Laughter

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Noel Coward. Playwright and actor Garry Essendine's plans to leave on an African tour are complicated by romantic intrigue and obsessive fans. Show more

Contributors

Garry Essendine:
Samuel West
Roland Maule:
Freddie Fox
Liz Essendine:
Janie Dee
Daphne:
Lily James
Miss Erikson:
Hazel Ellerby
Lady Saltburn:
Sarah Badel

Genres

Drama

Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Ghosts of Heathrow

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. 190.000 visitors pass through Heathrow every day. No wonder some of them are ghosts. Stars Paul McGann. From September 2014. Show more

Contributors

16-String Jack:
Joe Armstrong
Mr Monday:
Dudley Sutton
Geoffrey Springley:
Kevin Harvey
Sound Designer:
Eloise Whitmore
Director:
Joby Waldman
Producer:
Joby Waldman

Genres

Brand

Drama

Waking the Dead

Series 4

Part 1: Anger Management - Part 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 4 months

Sam Jacobs is released from prison to start a new life. When a man is murdered in his hostel, he becomes a suspect - but he may have been the intended victim.

Waking the Dead

Series 4

Part 2: Anger Management - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Available for 4 months

The secret past of the team's guitar teacher suspect is revealed, and Frankie is embarrassed following the attack on the lab.

Duration: 56 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The original drama about the corrupt and cynical world of British politics. When Chief Whip Francis Urquhart is passed over for promotion, he hatches a plot to wreak revenge. Show more

Contributors

Francis Urquhart:
Ian Richardson
Mattie Storin:
Susannah Harker
Tim Stamper:
Colin Jeavons
Elizabeth Urquhart:
Diane Fletcher
Roger O'Neill:
Miles Anderson
Director:
Paul Seed

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Andrew Davies's adaptation of Michael Dobbs' best-selling satirical novel. Urquhart forges ahead with his plan to bring down the new PM as the Tory conference convenes in Brighton. Show more

Contributors

Francis Urquhart:
Ian Richardson
Mattie Storin:
Susannah Harker
Tim Stamper:
Colin Jeavons
Elizabeth Urquhart:
Diane Fletcher
Roger O'Neill:
Miles Anderson
Director:
Paul Seed

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adaptation of Michael Dobbs's satirical novel about corruption in British party politics. Urquhart's plans to undermine Collingridge reach their conclusion. Show more

Contributors

Francis Urquhart:
Ian Richardson
Mattie Storin:
Susannah Harker
Tim Stamper:
Colin Jeavons
Elizabeth Urquhart:
Diane Fletcher
Roger O'Neill:
Miles Anderson
Director:
Paul Seed

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adaptation of a satirical novel about the corrupt and cynical world of British party politics. In the run-up to the leadership election, Urquhart plans to eliminate his rivals. Show more

Contributors

Francis Urquhart:
Ian Richardson
Mattie Storin:
Susannah Harker
Tim Stamper:
Colin Jeavons
Elizabeth Urquhart:
Diane Fletcher
Roger O'Neill:
Miles Anderson
Director:
Paul Seed

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama telling the story of James Herriot's early years. Jenny's parents' fascist sympathies are a cause for concern for Richie when James takes a job at their kennels. Show more

Contributors

James Herriot:
Iain De Caestecker
Whirly Tyson:
Amy Manson
Rob McAloon:
Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Professor Donald Richie:
Tony Curran
Professor Quintin Gunnell:
Gary Lewis
Professor Henry Legge:
Ralph Riach
Mrs Munro:
Natasha Little
Jenny Muirhead:
Joanna Vanderham
Jagdeep Gakhal:
Danny Rahim
Lady Verity Muirhead:
Susannah Harker
Lord Douglas Muirhead:
David Bark-Jones
Producer:
Alan J Wands
Executive Producer:
Cameron Roach
Oskar Konstandt:
Adam Levy
Detective:
Bryan Larkin

Genres