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Fall of the Shah

Ep 3. An audience with the Ayatollah

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service Online

Available for years

The man behind the protests. In episode three of the drama, a young journalist goes to France to meet the Ayatollah. #FalloftheShah

Contributors

Carole Bauman:
Clare Corbett
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh:
Philip Arditti
Ebrahim Yazdi:
Paul Chahidi
The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
American journalist:
David Seddon
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 4. No instructions

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service Online

Available for years

The Shah asks for help from the US, but they have problems of their own. Protesters are taking over large parts of Tehran. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

William Sullivan:
Tony Turner
Tony Parsons:
Sam Dale
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 6. Shah raft

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service Online

Available for years

The Shah is forced to quit Iran to make way for the new prime minister. Sharpour Bakhtiar is a liberal – and a former prisoner of the Shah. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

General Gharabaghi:
Vincent Ebrahim
Sharpour Bakhtiar:
Peter Polycarpou
William Sullivan:
Tony Turner
The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 7. The return of the hidden imam

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service AustralasiaLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service Australasia

Available for years

Millions gather in Iran’s streets to welcome the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini. But can the new prime minister maintain order? #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh:
Philip Arditti
Carole Bauman:
Clare Corbett
Sharpour Bakhtiar:
Peter Polycarpou
General Gharabaghi:
Vincent Ebrahim
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Survivors

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Ninety-nine per cent of the population are dead, Abby has been kidnapped and Greg lies badly wounded - can things get any worse for the Family? Anya sets out to save Greg's life. Show more

Contributors

Abby Grant:
Julie Graham
Tom Price:
Max Beesley
Greg Preston:
Paterson Joseph
Anya Raczynski:
Zoe Tapper
Aalim Sadiq:
Phillip Rhys
Sarah Boyer:
Robyn Addison
Fiona Douglas:
Geraldine Somerville
James Whitaker:
Nicholas Gleaves
Najid Hanif:
Chahak Patel
Sami Masood:
Ronny Jhutti
Natalie Preston:
Sarah Paul
Jill Whitaker:
Alisa Arnah
Producer:
Hugh Warren

Genres

Survivors

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Post-apocalyptic drama. Suspicions are aroused when visionary spiritual leader John turns up mysteriously at the survivors' door with his ragged group of passionate disciples. Show more

Contributors

Abby Grant:
Julie Graham
Tom Price:
Max Beesley
Greg Preston:
Paterson Joseph
Anya Raczynski:
Zoe Tapper
Aalim Sadiq:
Phillip Rhys
Sarah Boyer:
Robyn Addison
Sami Masood:
Ronny Jhutti
Producer:
Hugh Warren

Genres

Doctor Who

Series 2

Episode 9: The Satan Pit

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Available for 3 months

As Rose battles the murderous Ood, the Doctor must grapple with a monster that challenges his every belief: the Beast.

Contributors

The Doctor:
David Tennant
Rose Tyler:
Billie Piper
Mr Jefferson:
Danny Webb
Zachary Cross Flane:
Shaun Parkes
Toby Zed:
Will Thorp
Danny Bartock:
Ronny Jhutti
The Ood:
Paul Kasey
The Beast:
Gabriel Woolf
Director:
James Strong
Executive Producer:
Russell T Davies
Writer:
Matt Jones

Doctor Who

Series 2

Episode 8: The Impossible Planet

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 3 months

The Doctor and Rose land in a base on an 'impossible planet'. But the TARDIS is missing, there's a killer in the base, and who are the Ood?

Contributors

The Doctor:
David Tennant
Rose Tyler:
Billie Piper
Mr Jefferson:
Danny Webb
Zachary Cross Flane:
Shaun Parkes
Toby Zed:
Will Thorp
Danny Bartock:
Ronny Jhutti
Scooti Manista:
MyAnna Buring
The Ood:
Paul Kasey
The Beast:
Gabriel Woolf
Director:
James Strong
Writer:
Matt Jones

Midnight's Children

Part 7: The Shadow of the Mosque

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic, dramatised by Ayeesha Menon. Saleem is reunited with the other Midnight's Children in terrifying circumstances. Show more

Survivors

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Post-apocalyptic drama. Abby and her friends come face to face with a gang of armed thugs who have laid claim to the supermarkets in the area, while Greg receives a tempting offer. Show more

Contributors

Abby Grant:
Julie Graham
Tom Price:
Max Beesley
Greg Preston:
Paterson Joseph
Anya Raczynski:
Zoe Tapper
Aalim Sadiq:
Phillip Rhys
Sarah Boyer:
Robyn Addison
Bob Murphy:
Daniel Ryan
Najid Hanif:
Chahak Patel
Sami Masood:
Ronny Jhutti
Dexter's Girlfriend:
Annie Lovett
Shop Owner:
Jonathan Oldham
Producer:
Hugh Warren
Director:
Andrew Gunn

Genres

Survivors

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

The post-apocalyptic drama series concludes with Abby and her friends on the run from Samantha, who has formed a dangerous alliance that threatens everyone's freedom. Show more

Contributors

Abby Grant:
Julie Graham
Tom Price:
Max Beesley
Greg Preston:
Paterson Joseph
Anya Raczynski:
Zoe Tapper
Aalim Sadiq:
Phillip Rhys
Sarah Boyer:
Robyn Addison
Samantha Willis:
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Craig:
Adam Kotz
Najid Hanif:
Chahak Patel
Sami Masood:
Ronny Jhutti
Producer:
Hugh Warren
Bob Murphy:
Daniel Ryan
Director:
Jamie Payne

Genres

Midnight's Children

Part 2: The Birth of a Nation

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Saleem is born on the stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947, at the exact moment of Partition. Show more

Contributors

Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
The Midwife:
Renu Brindle
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Harmonium Player:
Kiran Thakrar
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Holby City

Series 18

Episode 37: The Lone Ranger

Duration: 58 minutes

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

On the day Jac launches the fully formed Digby Stent, it appears someone has stolen their patent. Dom's first day back doesn't go as planned. Show more

Contributors

Jac Naylor:
Rosie Marcel
Zosia March:
Camilla Arfwedson
Dominic Copeland:
David Ames
Oliver Valentine:
James Anderson
Mo Effanga:
Chizzy Akudolu
Adrian 'Fletch' Fletcher:
Alex Walkinshaw
Raffaello Di Lucca:
Joe McFadden
Essie Harrison:
Kaye Wragg
Ric Griffin:
Hugh Quarshie
Guy Self:
John Michie
Henrik Hanssen:
Guy Henry
Cara Martinez:
Niamh Walsh
Morven Digby:
Eleanor Fanyinka
Isaac Mayfield:
Marc Elliott
Naomi Palmer:
Lorna Brown
Deepan Rai:
Ronny Jhutti
Ade Ladipo:
Jude Owusu
Clare Fisher:
Victoria Alcock
Abeni Adebayo:
Jenny Wambaa
Producer:
Sophie Rashid
Director:
Nigel Douglas

Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Comedy in which a feisty young woman (Shelley Conn), having run away years previously to avoid an arranged marriage, returns to Glasgow to run her deceased father's restaurant. Show more

Contributors

Nina Shah:
Shelley Conn
Lisa MacKinlay:
Laura Fraser
Raj Khanna:
Art Malik
Sanjay Khanna:
Raji James
Mohan Shah:
Raad Rawi
Kary Shah:
Atta Yaqub
Auntie Tumi:
Rita Wolf
Producer:
Chris Atkins

Genres

Formats

Vexed

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

The high profile kidnap of a girl band member puts an uncomfortable spotlight on detectives Jack and Kate, resulting in an embarrassing ransom situation and mounting tensions. Show more

Contributors

DI Kate Bishop:
Lucy Punch
DI Jack Armstrong:
Toby Stephens
Naz Omar:
Ronny Jhutti
Dan Bishop:
Rory Kinnear
Richard Anderson:
Del Synnott
John-Paul:
Dylan Brown
Tina T:
Marcy Oni
Dr Lawrence:
Jenny Jules
Billy (mugger):
Jumayn Hunter
Andy (neighbour):
Tony Gardner
Director:
Matt Lipsey

Vexed

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Police detectives Jack and Kate have very different approaches to the job and life in general. The hunt for a killer proves to be both good and bad for their relationship. Show more

Contributors

DI Kate Bishop:
Lucy Punch
DI Jack Armstrong:
Toby Stephens
Naz Omar:
Ronny Jhutti
Dan Bishop:
Rory Kinnear
Lauren Roberts:
Naomi Bentley
Mike Reynolds:
Nicholas Tizzard
Suzie Miller:
Sian Brooke
Oliver Young:
Peter Bramhill
Sally Jacobs:
Katharine Burford
Producer:
Eve Gutierrez
Director:
Matt Lipsey

Vexed

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Police detectives Jack and Kate find themselves entering the world of therapy when a depressed banker being treated at a private rehabilitation clinic is targeted by a hit-man. Show more

Contributors

DI Kate Bishop:
Lucy Punch
DI Jack Armstrong:
Toby Stephens
Dan Bishop:
Rory Kinnear
Naz Omar:
Ronny Jhutti
Andrew Bridgely:
Kevin Doyle
Charlotte:
Amanda Douge
Director:
Matt Lipsey

Vexed

Series 2

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Police detectives Jack and Georgina get an insight into the world of romance and diamonds when they investigate a violent robbery at a family-run jewellery store. Show more

Contributors

DI Jack Armstrong:
Toby Stephens
DI Georgina Dixon:
Miranda Raison
Naz Omar:
Ronny Jhutti
Joanna Poynter:
Georgia Mackenzie
Ron Poynter:
Phil Davis
Pat Poynter:
Frances Barber
Thomas DeHoyzen:
Steve Brody
Josh Poynter:
Charlie Baker
Colin Doherty:
John Quinn
Tattoed cop:
Ged Forrest
Mark Armstrong:
Patrick Baladi
Abi DeHoyzen:
Sarah Jane Seymour
Writer:
James Wood

Midnight's Children

Part 1: The Perforated Sheet

Duration: 57 minutes

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

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India, an ambitious dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Aziz:
Meera Syal
Emerald:
Deeivya Meir
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
The Hummingbird:
Sagar Arya
Major Zulfikar:
Ace Bhatti
Ramram Seth:
Sagar Arya
The Girl:
Shreya Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Part 3: Snakes and Ladders

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Born at the moment of India's Partition, Saleem grows up in the care of two adoring mothers. Show more

Contributors

Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Mrs Ibrahim:
Rina Mahoney
Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres