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Series 2

Episode 2: Golden Gordon

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic comedy series. A torrid tale of 1930s football fanaticism. Gordon Ottershaw supports Barnstoneworth United, a team that hasn't won a match for six years. Show more

Contributors

Gordon Ottershaw:
Michael Palin
Mr Foggen:
Bill Fraser
Mrs Ottershaw:
Gwen Taylor
Football Manager:
David Leland
Chairman:
Teddy Turner
Director:
Alan JW Bell

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Gritty drama set in 80s Scotland. An unemployed miner, whose inability to find a job threatens his family's wellbeing, is coerced into the brutal world of bare-knuckle boxing. Show more

Contributors

Danny Scoular:
Liam Neeson
Director:
David Leland
Beth Scoular:
Joanne Whalley
Matt Mason:
Ian Bannen
Beth's Father:
Johnny Beattie
Beth's Mother:
Amanda Walker
Billy:
Pat Roach
Wee Danny:
Andrew Meaden
Young Kate:
Ashleigh Thomas
Gordon:
Hugh Grant

Genres

Formats

The Film Programme

Lady Macbeth

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writer/director David Leland revisits Worthing, the setting of his classic drama Wish You Were Here, and William Oldroyd discusses his acclaimed low budget drama Lady Macbeth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
David Leland
Interviewed Guest:
William Oldroyd
Interviewed Guest:
Kattell Quillevere

The Film Programme

Ben Affleck is Batman

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Ben Affleck talks about playing Batman. Antonia Quirke presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Affleck
Interviewed Guest:
David Leland
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Pablo Larrain

Band of Brothers

Episode 6: Bastogne

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Wartime drama series. It is the dead of winter, and Easy Company find themselves in the Belgian forest attempting to fend off frostbite, hunger and battle fatigue. Show more

Contributors

Director:
David Leland
Richard D. Winters:
Damian Lewis
Bull Randleman:
Michael Cudlitz
Carwood Lipton:
Donnie Wahlberg
Edward Heffron:
Robin Laing
Donald Malarkey:
Scott Grimes
Lynn Compton:
Neal McDonough
Lewis Nixon:
Ron Livingston
William Guarnere:
Frank John Hughes
Donald Hoobler:
Peter McCabe
Thomas Peacock:
David Nicolle
Joseph Toye:
Kirk Acevedo
Walter Gordon:
Ben Caplan
Wayne Sisk:
Philip Barantini