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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Series 1

Return to the Circus

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Acclaimed adaptation of John le Carre's novel. When summoned by the cabinet watchdog for intelligence affairs, Smiley agrees to head the hunt for a secret service mole. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Dramatisation of a true First World War story. On Christmas Eve 1914, soldiers from opposing sides met peacefully in No Man's Land to play football. Starring Diane Kruger. Show more

Contributors

Anna Sorensen:
Diane Kruger
Nikolaus Sprink:
Benno Furmann
Lt. Audebert:
Guillaume Canet
Palmer:
Gary Lewis
Horstmayer:
Daniel Bruhl

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

Bleak House

Episode 1

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tale. Esther, Richard and Ada witness a tragedy and the elegant life of the beautiful Lady Dedlock is turned upside down. Show more

Contributors

Chancellor:
Ian Richardson
Sir Leicester:
Timothy West
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
Mrs Jellyby:
Liza Tarbuck
Harold Skimpole:
Nathaniel Parker
Miss Flite:
Pauline Collins
Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Mr Brownlow:
Alistair McGowan
Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Mrs Pardiggle:
Roberta Taylor
Mrs Rouncewell:
Anne Reid
Hortense:
Lilo Baur
Richard Carston:
Patrick Kennedy
Caddy Jellyby:
Natalie Press
Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan

Bleak House

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tale. Lady Dedlock puts her reputation at risk when she pays an undercover visit to Nemo's former haunts. Show more

Contributors

Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
Richard Carston:
Patrick Kennedy
Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Servant at London lodging:
Emily Jewell
Caddy Jellyby:
Natalie Press
Prince Turveydrop:
Bryan Dick
Old Mr Turveydrop:
Matthew Kelly
Sir Leicester:
Timothy West
Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Miss Flite:
Pauline Collins
Mr Brownlow:
Alistair McGowan
Chancellor:
Ian Richardson
Mr Tangle:
Sevan Stephan
Allan Woodcourt:
Richard Harrington
Harold Skimpole:
Nathaniel Parker
Landlady:
Amelda Brown
Tom Neckett:
Billy Hill
Charley Neckett:
Katie Angelou
Mr Bayham Badger:
Richard Griffiths
Mrs Badger:
Joanna David
Harriet:
Lisa Hammond

Bleak House

Episode 9

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Esther is shattered by Lady Dedlock's revelation. Tulkinghorn issues Lady Dedlock with a terrible ultimatum. Show more

Contributors

Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
Boythorn:
Warren Clarke
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
Mr Grubble:
Patrick Monckton
Richard Carstone:
Patrick Kennedy
Harold Skimpole:
Nathaniel Parker
Smallweed:
Philip Davis
Miss Flite:
Pauline Collins
Charley Neckett:
Katie Angelou
Mr Vholes:
Dermot Crowley
Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Chancellor:
Ian Richardson
Mr Brownlow:
Alistair McGowan
Mr Tangle:
Sevan Stephan
Sir Leicester:
Timothy West

Bleak House

Episode 15

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. When Woodcourt proposes marriage, Esther is torn between her love for him and her commitment to Jarndyce. Show more

Contributors

George:
Hugo Speer
Sir Leicester:
Timothy West
Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Miss Flite:
Pauline Collins
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
Allan Woodcourt:
Richard Harrington
Richard Carston:
Patrick Kennedy
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
Smallweed:
Philip Davis
Mr Vholes:
Dermot Crowley
Charley Neckett:
Katie Angelou
Mrs Guppy:
Sheila Hancock
Chancellor:
Ian Richardson
Mrs Rouncewell:
Anne Reid
Caddy Jellyby:
Natalie Press
Prince Turveydrop:
Bryan Dick
Phil Squod:
Michael Smiley
Boythorn:
Warren Clarke
Harold Skimpole:
Nathaniel Parker
Mrs Woodcourt:
Di Botcher

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

In this sequel to 101 Dalmatians, Cruella de Vil is out of prison and seemingly a changed woman. But she soon returns to her old tricks. Show more

Contributors

Cruella de Vil:
Glenn Close
Jean-Pierre Le Pelt:
Gerard Depardieu
Kevin Sheperd:
Ioan Gruffudd
Chloe Simon:
Alice Evans
Waddlesworth:
Eric Idle
Detective Armstrong:
Jim Carter
Mr Button:
Ron Cook
Director:
Kevin Lima
Producer:
Patricia Carr

Bleak House

Episode 1: Episode 1: Part 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tale. Esther Summerson is brought to the High Court of Chancery, where she is thrown together with two wards of the court. Show more

Contributors

Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Chancellor:
Ian Richardson
Mr Tangle:
Sevan Stephan
Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Mr Brownlow:
Alastair Galbraith
Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Sir Leicester:
Timothy West
Richard Carston:
Patrick Kennedy
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
Miss Flite:
Pauline Collins
Miss Barbary:
Kelly Hunter
Mrs Jellyby:
Liza Tarbuck
Caddy Jellyby:
Natalie Press
Fortnum:
John Sheahan
Hortense:
Lilo Baur
Mrs Rouncewell:
Anne Reid
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
Harriet:
Lisa Hammond
Harold Skimpole:
Nathaniel Parker
Neckett:
Rod Arthur
Pawnbroker:
Andy Linden
Mrs Pardiggle:
Roberta Taylor
Brickmaker:
Cosh Omar

Bleak House

Episode 1: Episode 1: Part 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tale. Esther, Richard and Ada witness a tragedy and the elegant life of the beautiful Lady Dedlock is turned upside down. Show more

Contributors

Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Chancellor:
Ian Richardson
Mr Tangle:
Sevan Stephan
Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Mr Brownlow:
Alastair Galbraith
Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Sir Leicester:
Timothy West
Richard Carston:
Patrick Kennedy
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
Miss Flite:
Pauline Collins
Miss Barbary:
Kelly Hunter
Mrs Jellyby:
Liza Tarbuck
Caddy Jellyby:
Natalie Press
Fortnum:
John Sheahan
Hortense:
Lilo Baur
Mrs Rouncewell:
Anne Reid
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
Harriet:
Lisa Hammond
Harold Skimpole:
Nathaniel Parker
Neckett:
Rod Arthur
Pawnbroker:
Andy Linden
Mrs Pardiggle:
Roberta Taylor
Brickmaker:
Cosh Omar

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Series 1

Flushing Out the Mole

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In the final part of John le Carre's classic story, George Smiley's search for the mole at the heart of the Circus finally comes to an end.

Contributors

George Smiley:
Sir Alec Guinness
Peter Guillam:
Michael Jayston
Sir Oliver Lacon:
Anthony Bate
Ricki Tarr:
Hywel Bennett
Roy Bland:
Terence Rigby
Bill Haydon:
Ian Richardson
Percy Alleline:
Michael Aldridge
Toby Esterhase:
Bernard Hepton
Jim Prideaux:
Ian Bannen
Ann Smiley:
Siân Phillips

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

Drama inspired by the relationship between Arthur Conan Doyle and his tutor, Dr Joseph Bell. The two embark on a grisly and disturbing case dealing in death, drugs and disease. Show more

Contributors

Sir Henry Carlyle:
Charles Dance
Arthur Conan Doyle:
Robin Laing
Elspeth:
Dolly Wells
Joseph Bell:
Ian Richardson
Director:
Paul Seed
Producer:
Ian Madden

Duration: 2 hours, 16 minutes

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

Orwellian fantasy. Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) is happy in his job at the Ministry of Information. Frequent daydreams transport him from drab reality, until the worst occurs. Show more

Contributors

Sam Lowry:
Jonathan Pryce
Harry Tuttle:
Robert De Niro
Mrs Ida Lowry:
Katherine Helmond
Mr Kurtzmann:
Ian Holm
Jack Lint:
Michael Palin
Mr Warrenn:
Ian Richardson
Mr Helpmann:
Peter Vaughan
Jill Layton:
Kim Greist
Director:
Terry Gilliam
Dr Jaffe:
Jim Broadbent
Mrs Terrain:
Barbara Hicks
Technician:
Ray Cooper
Girl Buttle:
Prudence Oliver
Arrest Official:
Simon Jones
Charlie:
Nigel Planer
TV Commercial Presenter:
Terence Bayler
MOI Lobby Porter:
Gorden Kaye
Bespectacled Lurker:
Bill Wallis
Old Lady with Dog:
Ann Way
Black Maria Guard:
Don Henderson
Producer:
Arnon Milchan

Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Dramatised biography of the young Jane Austen, chronicling her romance with a young Irishman and how the experience came to have an influence on her writing. Anne Hathaway stars. Show more

Contributors

Jane Austen:
Anne Hathaway
Tom Lefroy:
James McAvoy
Mrs Austen:
Julie Walters
Reverend Austen:
James Cromwell
Lady Gresham:
Maggie Smith
Cassandra Austen:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Eliza De Feuillide:
Lucy Cohu
Mr Wisley:
Laurence Fox
Judge Langlois:
Ian Richardson
Henry Austen:
Joe Anderson
John Warren:
Leo Bill
Lucy Lefroy:
Jessica Ashworth
Mrs Lefroy:
Eleanor Methven
Mrs Radcliffe:
Helen McCrory
Writer:
Kevin Hood
Producer:
Douglas Rae

Bleak House

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tale. Richard's inability to settle causes a rift with John Jarndyce, much to Ada's dismay. Show more

Contributors

Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Hortense:
Lilo Baur
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
Richard Carston:
Patrick Kennedy
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Miss Flite:
Pauline Collins
Mrs Rouncewell:
Anne Reid
Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Sgt George:
Hugo Speer
Phil Squod:
Michael Smiley
Smallweed:
Philip Davis
Charley Neckett:
Katie Angelou
Chancellor:
Ian Richardson
Mr Tangle:
Sevan Stephan
Mr Brownlow:
Alastair Galbraith
Caddy Jellyby:
Natalie Press
Prince Turveydrop:
Bryan Dick
Old Mr Turveydrop:
Matthew Kelly