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A Life on Screen

Julie Walters

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Documentary telling the story behind the success of Julie Walters. Includes interviews with Victoria Wood, Celia Imrie, Rupert Grint, Alan Bleasdale and Willy Russell. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Julie Walters
Participant:
Victoria Wood
Participant:
Celia Imrie
Participant:
Rupert Grint
Participant:
Alan Bleasdale
Participant:
Willy Russell
Participant:
Gary Lewis
Participant:
Hugh Bonneville
Executive Producer:
Katherine Allen
Executive Producer:
Clare Brown

Boys from the Blackstuff

Episode 3: Shop Thy Neighbour

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama series set in 1980s recession-hit Britain. Chrissie and Angie are driven to despair by money problems and the Department of Employment investigators. Show more

Contributors

Chrissie Todd:
Michael Angelis
Angie Todd:
Julie Walters
Miss Sutcliffe:
Jean Boht
DOE Assistant Manager:
David Fleeshman
Donald Moss:
David Ross
Jackie Mills:
Cheryl Leigh
Yosser Hughes:
Bernard Hill
Loggo Logmond:
Alan Igbon
George Malone:
Peter Kerrigan
Jason Hughes:
Timothy Bleasdale
Anna Marie Hughes:
Tamana Bleasdale
Dustin Hughes:
Jamie Bleasdale

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Play For Today

Series 10

Episode 11: The Black Stuff

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

80s drama about a Merseyside tarmac gang away on a contract on Teesside. There's a chance for some local diversion with the natives while keeping up the spirit of free enterprise. Show more

Contributors

Chrissie Todd:
Michael Angelis
Dixie Dean:
Tom Georgeson
Loggo Logmond:
Alan Igbon
Kevin 'Kev' Dean:
Gary Bleasdale
George Malone:
Peter Kerrigan
Yosser Hughes:
Bernard Hill
Maureen Hughes:
Jean Warren
Director:
Jim Goddard
Producer:
David Rose

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Boys from the Blackstuff

Episode 1: Jobs for the Boys

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama series about life in recession-hit Britain in the Thatcher era. Chrissie, Dixie, Yosser, Loggo and George sign on before heading off to work for Malloy. Show more

Contributors

Chrissie Todd:
Michael Angelis
Loggo Logmond:
Alan Igbon
Yosser Hughes:
Bernard Hill
George Malone:
Peter Kerrigan
Dixie Dean:
Tom Georgeson
Kevin Dean:
Gary Bleasdale
Donald Moss:
David Ross
Jason Hughes:
Timothy Bleasdale
Anna Marie Hughes:
Tamana Bleasdale
Dustin Hughes:
Jamie Bleasdale

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Melvyn Bragg explores the relationship between class and culture. Key cultural figures discuss the radical 80s, Thatcherism, and the 90s assertion that we were all middle class. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Director:
Archie Powell
Producer:
Archie Powell
Participant:
Alan Bleasdale
Participant:
Lee Hall
Participant:
Sue Townsend
Participant:
Chris Donald
Participant:
Irvine Welsh

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stars and programme-makers look back at landmark series from BBC Two, including Arena, Fawlty Towers, Life on Earth, Boys from the Blackstuff, DEF II, Newsnight and The Late Show. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Anthony Wall
Participant:
Tony Garnett
Participant:
Derek Martin
Participant:
Michael Abbensetts
Participant:
David Attenborough
Participant:
Jonathan Powell
Participant:
Ian Richardson
Participant:
Patrick Stewart
Participant:
Michael Jayston
Participant:
Jeremy Paxman
Participant:
Peter Snow
Participant:
Will Wyatt
Participant:
Alan Bleasdale
Participant:
Michael Angelis
Participant:
Duncan Campbell
Participant:
Peter Bazalgette
Participant:
Magenta De Vine
Participant:
undefined Normski
Participant:
Sarah Dunant
Participant:
John Whiston
Participant:
Michael Jackson
Participant:
Tracey MacLeod
Producer:
Mark Turnbull
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

Boys from the Blackstuff

Episode 5: George's Last Ride

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Four

George reminisces about his younger days, recalling his hopeful, politically active youth. Show more

Contributors

George Malone:
Peter Kerrigan
Chrissie Todd:
Michael Angelis
Yosser Hughes:
Bernard Hill
Loggo Logmond:
Alan Igbon
Dixie Dean:
Tom Georgeson
Kevin Dean:
Gary Bleasdale
Hospital Doctor:
Ricky Tomlinson

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Drama telling the true story of the Laconia, sunk on the 12th September 1942 by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the women, children and POWs on board. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Uwe Janson
Hartenstein:
Ken Duken
Mortimer:
Andrew Buchan
Elizabeth Fullwood:
Lindsay Duncan
Captain Sharp:
Brian Cox
Laura Ferguson:
Morven Christie
Mannesmann:
Jacob Matschenz
Schaht, Harro:
Simon Verhoeven
Danitz, Admiral:
Thomas Kretschmann
Walter Drexler:
Nikolai Kinski
Sarah Fullwood:
Jodi Balfour
Captain Coutts:
Nicholas Burns
Declan McDermott:
Ciaran McMenamin
Billy Hardacre:
Lenny Wood
Harry Townes:
Ben Crompton
William Williams:
Matthew Aubrey
Di Giovanni:
Ludovico Fremont
Henry Bates:
Paul Hilton
Actor:
Brian Cox

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Historical drama. U-156's deck is crowded with Allied survivors fished out of the South Atlantic, but in the fog of war an American bomber spots the craft and moves in to attack. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Uwe Janson
Hartenstein:
Ken Duken
Mortimer:
Andrew Buchan
Elizabeth Fullwood:
Lindsay Duncan
Mannesmann:
Jacob Matschenz
Schacht, Harro:
Simon Verhoeven
Danitz, Admiral:
Thomas Kretschmann
Walter Drexler:
Nikolai Kinski
Sarah Fullwood:
Jodi Balfour
Captain Coutts:
Nicholas Burns
Declan McDermott:
Ciaran McMenamin
Billy Hardacre:
Lenny Wood
Harry Townes:
Ben Crompton
William Williams:
Matthew Aubrey
Di Giovanni:
Ludovico Fremont
Henry Bates:
Paul Hilton
Actor:
Brian Cox

Boys from the Blackstuff

Episode 2: Moonlighter

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama set in recession-hit Britain in the Thatcher era. Dixie Dean, working at night in the port as a security guard, is strongarmed into accepting bribes. Show more

Contributors

Dixie Dean:
Tom Georgeson
Kevin Dean:
Gary Bleasdale
DOE Assistant Manager:
David Fleeshman
Jackie Mills:
Cheryl Leigh
Chrissie Todd:
Michael Angelis
Loggo Logmond:
Alan Igbon
George Malone:
Peter Kerrigan
Yosser Hughes:
Bernard Hill

Genres

Boys from the Blackstuff

Episode 4: Yosser's Story

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama series set in the recession-hit Britain of the Thatcher era. After his wife leaves him, and with no job, Yosser Hughes struggles to hold his family together. Show more

Contributors

Yosser Hughes:
Bernard Hill
Maureen Hughes:
Jean Warren
Jason Hughes:
Timothy Bleasdale
Anne Marie Hughes:
Tamana Bleasdale
Dustin Hughes:
Jamie Bleasdale
Chrissie Todd:
Michael Angelis
Loggo Logmond:
Alan Igbon
George Malone:
Peter Kerrigan
Himself:
Sammy Lee

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