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Front Row

Babylon; The Mistress Contract

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong on their new TV drama Babylon; Abi Morgan's play The Mistress Contract reviewed; How to make operas work on stage and in cinema. With Kirsty Lang. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Bain
Interviewed Guest:
Jesse Armstrong
Interviewed Guest:
Abi Morgan
Interviewed Guest:
John Berry
Interviewed Guest:
Kasper Holten
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona McFarlane

Front Row

Abi Morgan, Rita Dove, British Art Show 8, Zygmunt Miloszewski

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Screenwriter Abi Morgan on new crime drama River, Pulitzer Prize-winner and former US poet laureate Rita Dove, British Art Show 8 reviewed, and Polish author Zygmunt Miloszewski. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Abi Morgan
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cork
Interviewed Guest:
Rita Dove
Interviewed Guest:
Zygmunt Miloszewski

The Hour

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama. It is Freddie's birthday and the effects of Tom's death are still being felt around the newsroom. Two huge news stories are breaking but Freddie has disappeared. Show more

Contributors

Freddie Lyon:
Ben Whishaw
Bel Rowley:
Romola Garai
Hector Madden:
Dominic West
Clarence Fendley:
Anton Lesser
Lix Storm:
Anna Chancellor
Angus McCain:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Isaac Wengrow:
Joshua McGuire
Sissy Cooper:
Lisa Greenwood
Jane Kish:
Jessica Hynes
Marnie Madden:
Oona Chaplin
Wallace Sherwin:
Ken Bones
Ruth Elms:
Vanessa Kirby
Peter Darrall:
Jamie Parker
Thomas Kish:
Burn Gorman
Pretty Actress:
Nelly Harker
Jemima Sherwin:
Kate Fahy
Club Waitress:
Jessica-Louise Abidde
Voice of Newsreader:
Laurence Kennedy
Writer:
Abi Morgan

Genres

The Hour

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama. The war in Suez has the country divided and McCain steps up his pressure on The Hour to toe a pro-government line. Show more

Contributors

Freddie Lyon:
Ben Whishaw
Bel Rowley:
Romola Garai
Hector Madden:
Dominic West
Clarence Fendley:
Anton Lesser
Lix Storm:
Anna Chancellor
Angus McCain:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Isaac Wengrow:
Joshua McGuire
Sissy Cooper:
Lisa Greenwood
Sir Douglas Owen:
John Bowe
Wallace Sherwin:
Ken Bones
Marnie Madden:
Oona Chaplin
Malcolm Lyon:
Robert Demeger
Voice of Radio Speaker:
Timothy Bentinck
Voice of Radio Presenter:
Chris Stanton
Writer:
Abi Morgan
Director:
Jamie Payne

Genres

The Hour

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama. There are tensions for all as they prepare to defy government instruction and deliver a controversial episode on the crisis in Suez. Freddie learns what happened to Ruth. Show more

Contributors

Freddie Lyon:
Ben Whishaw
Bel Rowley:
Romola Garai
Hector Madden:
Dominic West
Clarence Fendley:
Anton Lesser
Lix Storm:
Anna Chancellor
Angus McCain:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Isaac Wengrow:
Joshua McGuire
Sissy Cooper:
Lisa Greenwood
Sir Douglas Owen:
John Bowe
Wallace Sherwin:
Ken Bones
Marnie Madden:
Oona Chaplin
Malcolm Lyon:
Robert Demeger
Housewife:
Karen Meagher
Rockabilly:
Sam Palladio
Rockabilly girlfriend:
Anna Doolan
Writer:
Abi Morgan
Director:
Jamie Payne
Grey suited man:
Michael Jenn
Admiral Green:
William Hoyland

Genres

The Split

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Hannah meets a TV presenter who needs her help, Ruth comes to terms with a different pace of life, and Zander introduces an unsettling new colleague to the firm. Show more

The Split

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

As Hannah prepares Fi Hansen for her divorce, she feels increasingly stressed by the double life she is leading with Christie.

The Split

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Hannah’s personal and professional lives collide when Nathan helps out with the Hansen case, as she desperately tries to cover up evidence of her affair with Christie. Show more

The Split

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Secrets come out and lies unravel as Hannah deals with the fallout from her anniversary party, while the Noble Hale Defoe team attend an awards ceremony for Ruth. Show more

The Split

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

With the revelation of Hannah and Christie’s affair out in the open, Hannah tries to make amends and rebuild her marriage.

The Split

Series 2

Episode 6

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

After Hannah’s heartbreaking confession to Nathan about the night before their wedding, their marriage is in turmoil.

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Marina Abramovic, War Widows, Dakota Fanning

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week, featuring Marina Abramovic, the 'grande dame' of radical performance art. Plus war widows, and Dakota Fanning on American Pastoral. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Marina Abramovic
Interviewed Guest:
Shirley Collins
Interviewed Guest:
Dakota Fanning
Interviewed Guest:
Nadine Muller
Interviewed Guest:
Cynthia Weber
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Kimberle Crenshaw
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Elwell
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest:
Ayesha Hazarika
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Hobsbawm
Interviewed Guest:
Abi Morgan
Interviewed Guest:
Jill Burridge

A Good Read

Christopher Frayling and Abi Morgan

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books with writer Christopher Frayling and screenwriter Abi Morgan, including A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Abi Morgan
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

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

Drama. In a small Welsh village, the royal wedding of Charles and Di gives the community and the Caddock family a chance to forget their problems and unite. Show more

Contributors

Linda Caddock:
Jodie Whittaker
Johnny Caddock:
Darren Boyd
Sherry Garvey:
Sarah Hadland
Alan Garvey:
Alun Raglan
Beverley Rees:
Rebekah Staton
Tammy Caddock:
Gwyneth Keyworth
Robbie:
Aled Pugh
Producer:
Roanna Benn
Writer:
Abi Morgan

Genres

The Split

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Drama series. An online illicit dating website is hacked, providing Hannah with an explosive case. At home, Ruth hosts a dinner party for all the family. Show more

Contributors

Christie:
Barry Atsma
Goldie:
Meera Syal
Tilly Stern:
Mollie Cowen
Vinnie Stern:
Toby Oliver
Dawn McKenzie:
Maya Sondhi
Michael McKenzie:
Jay Saighal
Annie Butler:
Jay Saighal
Miles Butler:
Ahmed Jamal
Emma Graham:
Claire Rushbrook
Bill Graham:
Nicholas Gleaves
Sean Bainbridge:
Afolabi Alli
Ramsey Sawyer:
Bryan Dick
Stand-Up Comic:
Colin Manford
Matthew Royston:
Steve Edge
Idea Originator:
Abi Morgan
Executive Producer:
Jane Featherstone
Executive Producer:
Abi Morgan
Executive Producer:
Jessica Hobbs
Writer:
Abi Morgan
Producer:
Lucy Dyke
Director:
Jessica Hobbs
Production Company:
Sister Pictures

Genres

The Hour

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama. In 1956, two BBC reporters, Bel Rowley and Freddie Lyon, apply to join an ambitious new current affairs programme. A chance meeting involves Freddie in a dark conspiracy. Show more

Contributors

Freddie Lyon:
Ben Whishaw
Bel Rowley:
Romola Garai
Hector Madden:
Dominic West
Clarence Fendley:
Anton Lesser
Lix Storm:
Anna Chancellor
Angus McCain:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Isaac Wengrow:
Joshua McGuire
Sissy Cooper:
Lisa Greenwood
Thomas Kish:
Burn Gorman
Douglas Owen:
John Bowe
Marnie Madden:
Oona Chaplin
Malcolm Lyon:
Robert Demeger
Wallace Sherwin:
Ken Bones
Professor Beckett:
Nicholas Woodeson
Adam Le Ray:
Andrew Scott
Ruth Elms:
Vanessa Kirby
Peter Darrall:
Jamie Parker
George Hemmings:
Jason Watkins
Floor Manager Ron:
Paul Chahidi
Newsagent:
Colin Spaull
Newsreader Johnny:
Nick Caldecott
Police Officer Charlie:
Andy Gathergood
Cloakroom Girl:
Amie Francis
Writer:
Abi Morgan
Director:
Coky Giedroyc

Genres

Woman's Hour

Suffragette screenwriter Abi Morgan, Hollywood actress Geena Davis

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Suffragette screenwriter Abi Morgan and the fight for women's votes, Hollywood actress Geena Davis on Thelma and Louise and inequality on screen, and the Conservatives and women. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Abi Morgan
Interviewed Guest:
Krista Cowman
Interviewed Guest:
Geena Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Isabel Hardman
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Hillary Margolis
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Smethers
Producer:
Emma Wallace

The Film Programme

The Invisible Woman; Dallas Buyers Club; RoboCop; Philip Seymour Hoffman

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet talks to screenwriter Abi Morgan about The Invisible Woman, the tale of Charles Dickens' love affair with Nelly Ternan. Plus Gary Oldman on Hollywood remakes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Abi Morgan
Interviewed Guest:
Jared Leto
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Oldman
Interviewed Guest:
David Thomson
Producer:
Elaine Lester