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The Company

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Drama series based on the Robert Littell bestseller of CIA intrigue. It is 1954 and three university friends enter the shadowy spy game, facing futures of betrayal and tragedy. Show more

Contributors

Jack McAuliffe:
Chris O'Donnell
James Angleton:
Michael Keaton
Harvey Torriti/The Sorcerer:
Alfred Molina
Leo Kritzky:
Alessandro Nivola
Yevgeny Tsipin:
Rory Cochrane
Adrian Philby:
Tom Hollander
The Rabbi:
Antony Sher
Frank Wisner:
Ted Atherton
Elliott Ebbitt III:
Stephen Bogaert
Starik Zhilov:
Ulrich Thomsen
Writer:
Ken Nolan

The Company

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Three-part drama series based on the Robert Littell bestseller of CIA intrigue. Agent Jack McAuliffe's missions in Hungary and Cuba are betrayed by 'Sasha', the Soviet mole. Show more

Contributors

Jack McAuliffe:
Chris O'Donnell
James Angleton:
Michael Keaton
Harvey Torriti/The Sorcerer:
Alfred Molina
Leo Kritzky:
Alessandro Nivola
Yevgeny Tsipin:
Rory Cochrane
Elizabet Nemeth:
Natascha McElhone
Frank Wisner:
Ted Atherton
Starik Zhilov:
Ulrich Thomsen
Writer:
Ken Nolan
Adrian Philby:
Tom Hollander
The Rabbi:
Antony Sher
Elliott Ebbitt III:
Stephen Bogaert

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Series about a murder investigated by cops and criminals. Gabriel reveals dark truths about Counterpoint that implicate his colleagues. Bede gets closer to leaving the drugs game. Show more

Contributors

Jonah Gabriel:
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Patterson:
Richard Lintern
Gatehouse:
Stephen Rea
Peter Glickman:
Antony Sher
Bulkat Babur:
Stanley Townsend
Petra Mayler:
Eve Best
Laura Gabriel:
Clare Calbraith
Ratallack:
Freddie Fox
Sergeant Foley:
David Schofield
Robert Beatty:
Sean Gilder
Alison:
Agni Scott
Maurice Crace:
Malcolm Storry
Commander Penney:
Nicholas Jones
Commander Khokar:
Ace Bhatti
Consultant:
Simon Chandler
IVF Clinic Nurse:
Rachel Bavidge
Sir Richard Halton:
Charles Kay
Scientist:
Andrew Buckley
Writer:
Hugo Blick
Producer:
Johann Knobel
Producer:
Hugo Blick
Director:
Hugo Blick

Book of the Week

Antony Sher - Year of the Fat Knight

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Antony Sher recounts filming a scene in The Hobbit - three and a half hours in make-up every day, to play a dwarf king. Show more

Book of the Week

Antony Sher - Year of the Fat Knight

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Antony Sher relays trying on his very heavy Falstaffian fat suit that he has to struggle not to lose weight while wearing! Show more

Book of the Week

Antony Sher - Year of the Fat Knight

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Antony Sher recounts running Henry IV parts one and two at the same time, while rehearsing Falstaff for the RSC. Show more

Book of the Week

Antony Sher - Year of the Fat Knight

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Antony Sher reveals his fat knight to the public after a year of rehearsing. But what will they and the critics make of it? Show more

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Autumn 2015

Episode 1: Shylock's Ghost

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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

Alan Yentob travels to the ghetto in Venice with award-winning novelist Howard Jacobson as he embarks on a retelling of Shakespeare's most performed play, The Merchant of Venice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Howard Jacobson
Participant:
Antony Sher
Participant:
Anthony Julius
Participant:
Stephen Greenblatt
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

In Conversation

Episode 6: Antony Sher and Greg Doran in Conversation with Sue MacGregor

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sue MacGregor talks to Antony Sher and Greg Doran about their stage work together and their passion for Shakespeare. Over the last two decades they have collaborated on ten shows. Show more

Contributors

Interviewer:
Sue MacGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Antony Sher
Interviewed Guest:
Gregory Doran
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law

Front Row

Sarah Hall, Antony Sher, Fatherhood, Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sarah Hall on new short story collection Madame Fox, Sir Antony Sher on his Queer Icon, contemporary depictions of fatherhood, and Beethoven's 9th at G20. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Antony Sher
Interviewed Guest:
Josh Appignanesi
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Service
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Antony Sher and Gregory Doran, Writing video games, Hendrik Groen

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sir Antony Sher and Gregory Doran talk about King Lear, how video games are embracing narrative, and the anonymous author of The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Antony Sher
Interviewed Guest:
Gregory Doran
Interviewed Guest:
James Swallow
Interviewed Guest:
Rhianna Pratchett

HARDtalk

Sir Antony Sher

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Latin America

Stephen Sackur talks to Sir Antony Sher, one of the finest of contemporary classical actors. How this self-styled outsider became a doyen of the British theatrical establishment? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Antony Sher

Book of the Week

Antony Sher - Year of the Fat Knight

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Antony Sher recounts creating and performing his version of Shakespeare's Falstaff – an iconic role he never intended to take. Show more

HARDtalk

Sir Antony Sher

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC News Channel HDLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. Stephen Sackur talks to Sir Antony Sher, widely regarded as one of the finest contemporary classical actors. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Antony Sher

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Adaptation of Malcolm Bradbury's satirical novel of 1970's greybrick campus life stars a moustachioed Antony Sher as Howard Kirk, Marxist sociologist, womaniser and bully. Show more

Contributors

Howard Kirk:
Antony Sher
Barbara Kirk:
Geraldine James
Flor Beniform:
Isla Blair
Henry Beamish:
Paul Brooke
George Carmody:
Peter Hugo-Daly

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Adaptation of Malcolm Bradbury's satirical novel of 1970s greybrick campus life. Starring a moustachioed Antony Sher as Howard Kirk - Marxist sociologist, womaniser and bully. Show more

Contributors

Howard Kirk:
Antony Sher
Barbara Kirk:
Geraldine James
Flor Beniform:
Isla Blair
Henry Beamish:
Paul Brooke
George Carmody:
Peter Hugo-Daly

Genres

Believe It!

Series 4

Episode 1: Scotland

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Richard Wilson decides that it's time he became more Scottish. With Ian McKellen. Show more

Contributors

Himself:
Ian McKellen
Himself:
Antony Sher
Herself/Sheila/Deirdre/Scottish Lady:
Arabella Weir
Sheila/Deirdre/Scottish Lady:
Lotte Rice
Sheila/Deirdre/Scottish Lady:
Nicola Sturgeon
Vincent/Drunk:
David John
Writer:
Jon Canter
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill