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Blackadder

Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 9 months

Seasonal comedy special. Christmas Eve, 1850. Ebenezer Blackadder is a decent, kind, generous human being - until he gets a glimpse of his loathsome ancestors.

Contributors

Blackadders:
Rowan Atkinson
Baldricks:
Tony Robinson
Queen Elizabeth I:
Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett/Frondo:
Stephen Fry
Prince Regent/Pigmet:
Hugh Laurie
Spirit of Christmas:
Robbie Coltrane
Queen Victoria:
Miriam Margolyes
Prince Albert:
Jim Broadbent
Nursie/Bernard:
Patsy Byrne
Beadle:
Denis Lill
Mrs Scratchit:
Pauline Melville
Lord Nelson:
Philip Pope
Millicent:
Nicola Bryant
Enormous Orphan:
Erkan Mustafa
Enormous Orphan:
David Nunn
Producer:
John Lloyd
Director:
Richard Boden
Writer:
Ben Elton

Duration: 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. The ultimate lifestyle guide for aging Brits with Alex Lowe as 82 year-old Barry in this sitcom and stand-up combo. From 2016. Show more

Barry's Lunch Club

Dating for the over 60s

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Barry offers dating advice to over 60s. To his amazement, Hilary is happy to discuss her recent experience. Stars Alex Lowe. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

How do older people keep minds active? Barry talks hobbies while keeping his eye on a ferocious dog. Stars Alex Lowe. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

While a builder fixes the perilous roof above them, Barry deals with queries about inheritance tax. Stars Alex Lowe. From 2016. Show more

Brian Pern

At the BBC

Duration: 20 minutes

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

As further tribute to Brian Pern who died last month, some of the musician's greatest Top of the Pops performances with some poorly written captions underneath. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
Tony Pebble:
Nigel Havers
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Barry Patmoor:
Denis Lawson
Himself:
Al Murray
Himself:
Roger Moore
Band Member:
Dean Thomas
Various Roles:
Justyn Thomas
Band Member:
Craig Christiaens
Band Member:
Stephen Holbrook
Ned, Brian Pern's Driver:
Tony Way
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb

After You've Gone

Series 3

Episode 9: There Will Be Pud

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Festive episode of the sitcom about a jack-of-all-trades and his family. Jimmy plans a calm, relaxing Christmas, until fate and a farmyard animal intervene.

Contributors

Bill Tucker:
Michael Brandon
Faye Tucker:
Lorelei King
Mr Deakin:
Lee Cornes
Jack Nicholson:
Philip Pope
Brendan:
Joe Prospero
Young Dad:
Dan Johnston
Drunk Man:
Jordan Long
Drunk Woman:
Lizzie Roper
Writer:
Ian Brown
Director:
Ed Bye

Outnumbered

Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Award-winning comedy. Karen recreates Britain's Got Talent, Ben takes interest in Dad's medical tests and Mum thinks Jake's healthy interest in girls is becoming unhealthy. Show more

Harry & Paul

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sketch show with Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse. We go back to the 1970s for On the Tardis, and Parking Pataweyo breaks all records in a high-speed ticket-issuing stunt. Show more

Harry & Paul

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Sketch show with Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse. The Benefits go to church, and Italian politician Gabbatore tries to find a mistress for the British prime minister. Show more

Brian Pern

The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

Episode 1: Birth of Rock

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Brian Pern takes an imagined journey through the last 50 years of rock music. He investigates its prehistoric origins and reminisces about dressing up as a crab. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
Various:
Rhys Thomas
Tony Pebble:
Nigel Havers
Ray Baker Thomas:
Matt Lucas
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Toddy Chunks Burnett:
Winston Garvey
Mulligan:
Vic Reeves
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Mickey Murray:
Michael Smiley
Captain Cupnutz:
Tony Way
Writer:
Simon Day
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

Outnumbered

Series 5

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Family-based sitcom. Grandad is ill, which brings Auntie Angela and her new friend over from America, while Ben has a crisis of confidence over his starring role. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse present their own unique biography of BBC Two as part of the channel's 50th anniversary. They parody around 50 different shows along the way. Show more

Brian Pern

Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Spoof documentary following ageing rock star Brian Pern. Brian reunites with his Thotch bandmates to discuss the making of their first ever jukebox musical, Stowe Boys. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Eddie Mount: Drummer:
Al Murray
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Various:
Rhys Thomas
Tony Pebblé:
Nigel Havers
Kathy Lette:
Lucy Montgomery
Ali Qu'ack:
Darius Mortazavi
Young Brian Pern:
Martin Freeman
Director of musical:
Kathy Burke
Young Pat Quid:
Will Sharpe
Young Tony Pebblé:
Jack Whitehall
Groupie Angie:
Lotte Rice
Groupie Sam:
Claudia Evans
Ned, Brian Pern's driver:
Tony Way
Young John:
Justyn Thomas
Young Mike:
Felix Taylor
DC Mike Northwood:
Phil Cornwell
DC Karen Bovis:
Julia Deakin
Himself:
Alan Yentob
Himself:
Billy Bragg
Himself:
Tim Rice
Writer:
Simon Day
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb

Shush!

Series 1

Episode 1: Top Shelf

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Alice and Snoo resort to unconventional means to get people in the library. With Morwenna Banks and Rebecca Front. From 2015. Show more

Contributors

Simon Neilson:
Ben Willbond
Deaf Action Man:
Gus Brown
Wifi Customer:
Philip Pope
Vikram Seth Customer:
Georgie Fuller
Producer:
David Tyler

Shush!

Series 1

Mobile Library

Duration: 30 minutes

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

An intruder, an ice-cream van and Daniel Barenboim make life difficult for Snoo and Alice. With Morwenna Banks. From September 2015. Show more

Contributors

Simon Neilson:
Ben Willbond
Ice Cream Seller:
Philip Pope
Angry Parent:
Georgie Fuller
Producer:
David Tyler

Brian Pern

Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Spoof rockumentary series. How Brian broke America with the success of his classic album Shelf Life. Brian returns to Los Angeles where he is reunited with his family and ex-wife. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Documentary Director:
Rhys Thomas
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Tony Pebblé:
Nigel Havers
Pepita/Lyndsie Symon:
Lucy Montgomery
Band Member:
Craig Christiaens
Band Member:
Stephen Holbrook
Serge Maddox:
Lloyd Day
Himself:
Ian Wright
Himself:
Roger Taylor
Himself:
Martin Kemp
Writer:
Simon Day
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb

Brian Pern

Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll

Episode 3

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Spoof rockumentary series. The original Thotch line-up are forced to reform after they are sued by their former manager Basil Steel for non-payment of royalties. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Documentary Director:
Rhys Thomas
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Tony Pebblé:
Nigel Havers
Barry Patmoor:
Denis Lawson
'Big' Basil Steel:
Alan Ford
Bennet St John:
Simon Callow
Security Guard:
Christopher James
Brian Pern's Mother:
Angela Thorne
Brian's Pern's Father:
Peter Bowles
Himself:
Noddy Holder
Himself:
Roger Taylor
Writer:
Simon Day
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb

Brian Pern

Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Spoof documentary following ageing rocker Brian Pern, former frontman of the prog rock group Thotch. Brian records a charity Christmas record in aid of bipolar polar bears. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Eddie Mount: Drummer:
Al Murray
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Pat Quid / Pierre Sac:
Paul Whitehouse
Tony Pebblé:
Nigel Havers
Ken LeGrange:
Roger Allam
Pepita Sanchez / Xanadu:
Lucy Montgomery
Pern Band: Bassist:
Dean Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Himself:
Alan Yentob
Himself:
Roy Wood
Himself:
Rick Parfitt
Himself:
Roger Taylor
Himself:
Tim Rice
Himself:
David Arnold
Herself:
Melanie C
Himself:
Billy Bragg
Himself:
Rick Wakeman
Himself:
Simon McCoy
Writer:
Simon Day
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb

Brian Pern

Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Spoof rockumentary series. Brian is making a comeback - he's appearing on Desert Island Discs and at the the Isle of Wight Festival, he has a new album, a new look and a new wife. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Documentary Director:
Rhys Thomas
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Tony Pebblé:
Nigel Havers
Astrid Maddox Pern:
Suranne Jones
Pepita Sanchez:
Lucy Montgomery
Ned, Brian Pern's Driver:
Tony Way
Band Member:
Dean Thomas
Band Member:
David Cummings
Band Member:
Stephen Holbrook
Serge Maddox:
Lloyd Day
Perry Boothe:
John Thomson
Train Driver:
Lorraine Cheshire
Herself:
Kirsty Young
Himself:
Martin Kemp
Himself:
Rick Wakeman
Himself:
Chas Hodges
Himself:
Dave Peacock
Writer:
Simon Day
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb