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Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Feisty costume drama portraying the reality behind one of Britain's most enduring cultural icons. Dead by the age of 27, Mrs Beeton was far from the crinolined matron of her image.


Isabella Beeton:
Anna Madeley
Sam Beeton:
JJ Feild
Elizabeth Dorling:
Anna Chancellor
Henry Dorling:
Jim Carter
Monsieur Goubard:
John Albasiny
Liz Kettle
Dr Oliver:
Philip Anthony
Dr Ramsey:
Tim Preece
Dr Winchester:
Rupert Wickham
Blonde Woman:
Katie Kensit
Jon Jones

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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

A revealing drama that looks at the life of singer Dame Shirley Bassey. The film charts Bassey's early career, from her humble roots to the start of her rise to stardom. Show more


Colin Teague
Shirley Bassey:
Ruth Negga
Mike Sullivan:
Charlie Creed-Miles
Eliza Bassey:
Lesley Sharp
Kenneth Hume:
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Iris Bassey:
Larissa Wilson
Henry Bassey:
Babou Ceesay
Henry Bassey Jnr:
Isaiah Cai Forrest
Victoria Pugh
Jack Llewellyn
Shirley (Aged 9):
Amira Arish
Juhni Sullivan:
Jeany Spark
Jack Hylton:
Matthew Marsh
Mrs Morrison:
Di Botcher
Chauffeur John:
Geraint Todd
Sharon Bassey:
Divine Faith Utonga
Executive Producer:
Eleanor Moran
Executive Producer:
Maxine Watson
Executive Producer:
Charles Thompson

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama which charts John Lennon's transition from Beatle to enduring and enigmatic icon, covering issues of fatherhood and fame during the traumatic period of 1967 to 1971. Show more


Freddie Lennon:
Christopher Fairbank
Art Janov:
Allan Corduner
Paul McCartney:
Andrew Scott
Yoko Ono:
Naoko Mori
Derek Taylor:
Michael Colgan
Ringo Starr:
Craig Cheetham
George Harrison:
Jack Morgan
Cynthia Lennon:
Claudie Blakley
Brian Epstein:
Rory Kinnear
Pete Shotton:
Adrian Bower
Gloria Emerson:
Debora Weston
Julian Lennon:
Charlie Coulthard
Cabbie at Scala:
Ray MacAllan
Cynthia's Lawyer:
Jonathan Rigby
Rich Middle-aged Woman:
Annabel Leventon
Hospital Consultant:
David Annen
Apple Accountant:
Patrick Drury
John's PA:
Helen Bradbury
Reporter leaving UK Press:
Dylan Charles
Journalist 1:
Pieter Lawman
Journalist 2:
Roderick Smith