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Front Row

The muse in history, Andrew Miller, Vanity Fair, Neil Simon remembered

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Miller on his new novel Now We Shall be Entirely Free, Muses in History (part of our Inspire season), behind the scenes at ITV's Vanity Fair, and Neil Simon remembered. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Buck
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Bullimore
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Gwyneth Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Palin
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Carlson
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Woman's Hour

Vanity Fair, C-sections, Miriam Toews, Second careers

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Claudia Jesse and director Gwyneth Williams on a new TV adaptation of Vanity Fair, Natasha Pearlman on why her elective C-section was great, and Miriam Toews on her latest novel. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Natasha Pearlman
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Morton
Interviewed Guest:
Claudia Jessie
Interviewed Guest:
Gwyneth Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Miriam Toews
Interviewed Guest:
Lauretta Ihonor
Interviewed Guest:
Mishal Husain

Three Families

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Northern Ireland, 2013. Under the strict abortion law in force here, a mother faces prison for helping her teenage daughter. Show more

Contributors

Theresa Ryan:
Sinead Keenan
Orla Healy:
Lola Petticrew
Hannah Kennedy:
Amy James-Kelly
Jonathan Kennedy:
Colin Morgan
Mark Ryan:
Owen McDonnell
Louise Byrne:
Kerri Quinn
Kathleen Nolan:
Ger Ryan
Producer:
Chris Martin
Production Company:
Studio Lambert

Genres

Three Families

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Determined to change the law, Hannah throws herself into campaigning. Theresa challenges her prosecution, and a third family faces a terrible choice. Show more

Contributors

Theresa Ryan:
Sinead Keenan
Orla Healy:
Lola Petticrew
Hannah Kennedy:
Amy James-Kelly
Jonathan Kennedy:
Colin Morgan
Rosie Fortress:
Genevieve O'Reilly
David Fortress:
Prasanna Puwanarajah
Mark Ryan:
Owen McDonnell
Louise Byrne:
Kerri Quinn
Kathleen Nolan:
Ger Ryan
Producer:
Chris Martin
Production Company:
Studio Lambert

Genres

Free Thinking

Landmark: Marnie

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet discusses memory and Marnie with guests, including Andrew Graham - son of Marnie author Winston. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Appignanesi
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Graham
Interviewed Guest:
Gwyneth Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Murray Pomerance

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. The love triangle between Admiral Lord Nelson, Sir William Hamilton and Emma, Lady Hamilton. Starring Imogen Stubbs. From August 2014. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

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

Period drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens. Opium addict and choirmaster John Jasper's obsessive desire for his nephew's fiancee Rosa drives him to destruction. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Anne Pivcevic
John Jasper:
Matthew Rhys
Princess Puffer:
Ellie Haddington
Edwin Drood:
Freddie Fox
Revd Crisparkle:
Rory Kinnear
Miss Twinkleton:
Janet Dale
Mrs Crisparkle:
Julia McKenzie
Durdles:
Ron Cook
Mayor Sapsea:
Ian McNeice
Helena Landless:
Amber Rose Revah
Neville Landless:
Sacha Dhawan
Mr Grewgious:
Alun Armstrong

Duration: 1 hour

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

Period drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens. Opium addict and choirmaster John Jasper's obsessive desire for his nephew's fiancée Rosa drives him to destruction. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Lisa Osborne
Executive Producer:
Anne Pivcevic
John Jasper:
Matthew Rhys
Princess Puffer:
Ellie Haddington
Edwin Drood:
Freddie Fox
Revd Crisparkle:
Rory Kinnear
Miss Twinkleton:
Janet Dale
Mrs Crisparkle:
Julia McKenzie
Durdles:
Ron Cook
Mayor Sapsea:
Ian McNeice
Helena Landless:
Amber Rose Revah
Neville Landless:
Sacha Dhawan
Mr Grewgious:
Alun Armstrong
Schoolgirl 1:
Naomi Sheldon
Schoolgirl 2:
Eleanor Yates

Duration: 1 hour

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

Period drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens. Jasper is torn apart by Edwin's disappearance but pursues Rosa with an intensity that pushes him to the edge of sanity. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Lisa Osborne
Executive Producer:
Anne Pivcevic
John Jasper:
Matthew Rhys
Revd Crisparkle:
Rory Kinnear
Helena Landless:
Amber Rose Revah
Neville Landless:
Sacha Dhawan
Mr Grewgious:
Alun Armstrong
Bazzard:
David Dawson
Durdles:
Ron Cook
Mayor Sapsea:
Ian McNeice
Mrs Crisparkle:
Julia McKenzie
Princess Puffer:
Ellie Haddington
Miss Twinkleton:
Janet Dale
Omnibus Driver:
Edward Dogliani
Edwin Drood:
Freddie Fox
Captain Drood:
Rob Dixon
Schoolgirl 2:
Eleanor Yates
Schoolgirl 1:
Naomi Sheldon

Five Days

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama. An off-duty police officer finds herself caught up in a strange sequence of events after a person falls in front of her train. Is it suicide or something much darker? Show more

Contributors

PC Laurie Franklin:
Suranne Jones
DI Mal Craig:
David Morrissey
Jen Mason:
Anne Reid
Gerard Hopkirk:
Bernard Hill
Ross Dwyer:
Bradley Johnson
Didi Mputu:
Cornell S John
Mohammed Hassan:
Ash Tandon
Rowan Porter:
Katie Griffiths
Jamal Matthews:
Ashley Walters
Danny Preston:
Matthew McNulty
Pat Dowling:
Steve Evets
Farid Sardar:
Kamal Kaan
Colly Trent:
Nina Sosanya
Dr Adel Haydar:
Philip Arditti
Sister Siobhan Doole:
Kerry Condon
PC Natalie Cryer:
Samantha Robinson
Sgt Don Parker:
Shaun Dooley
Maureen Hardy:
Pooky Quesnel
Ibra Akram:
Aaron Neil
Clinic Nurse:
Wendy Patterson
Nurat Preston:
Shivaani Ghai
Director:
Toby Haynes

Five Days

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama. One day later the police are struggling to find out more about how the victim died, and the abandoned baby's identity is still a mystery. Show more

Contributors

PC Laurie Franklin:
Suranne Jones
DI Mal Craig:
David Morrissey
Jen Mason:
Anne Reid
Supt James Carpenter:
Hugo Speer
Nusrat Preston:
Shivaani Ghai
Danny Preston:
Matthew McNulty
Gerard Hopkirk:
Bernard Hill
Nick Durden:
Derek Riddell
Ross Dwyer:
Bradley Johnson
PC Natalie Cryer:
Samantha Robinson
Sister Siobhan Doole:
Kerry Condon
Farid Sardar:
Kamal Kaan
Sgt Don Parker:
Shaun Dooley
Mohammed Hassan:
Ash Tandon
Ibra Akram:
Aaron Neil
DC Bilal Choudry:
Navin Chowdhry
Dr Adel Haydar:
Philip Arditti
Didi Mputu:
Cornell S John
Colly Trent:
Nina Sosanya
Felicity Green:
Olwen May
Maureen Hardy:
Pooky Quesnel
Pat Dowling:
Steve Evets
Amira Ahmed:
Fiona Wade
Khalil Akram:
Sacha Dhawan
Director:
Toby Haynes

Five Days

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama. A week on, the police carry out a reconstruction of events. Laurie has an unsettling encounter with train driver Pat. Meanwhile, family tensions mount for Nusrat and Danny. Show more

Contributors

PC Laurie Franklin:
Suranne Jones
DI Mal Craig:
David Morrissey
Jen Mason:
Anne Reid
Supt James Carpenter:
Hugo Speer
Andy Dwyer:
Paul Oldham
Ross Dwyer:
Bradley Johnson
PC Natalie Cryer:
Samantha Robinson
Sgt Don Parker:
Shaun Dooley
Ellie Gooding:
Barbara Marten
Ibra Akram:
Aaron Neil
Detainee's Wife:
Balvinder Sopal
Khalil Akram:
Sacha Dhawan
Nusrat Preston:
Shivaani Ghai
Danny Preston:
Matthew McNulty
Gerard Hopkirk:
Bernard Hill
Frankie Middleton:
Zoe Henry
Rowan Porter:
Katie Griffiths
Jamal Matthews:
Ashley Walters
Prof Paul Askew:
Kevin Doyle
Colly Trent:
Nina Sosanya
Nick Durden:
Derek Riddell
Pat Dowling:
Steve Evets
Sister Siobhan Doole:
Kerry Condon
Didi Mputu:
Cornell S John
Dr Adel Haydar:
Philip Arditti
Felicity Green:
Olwen May
Jane Craig:
Susan Cookson
Director:
Toby Haynes

Five Days

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama. The time has come to decide on baby Michael's future parents. But someone else has a different idea of what's best for Michael - and is prepared to risk all to get their way. Show more

Contributors

PC Laurie Franklin:
Suranne Jones
DI Mal Craig:
David Morrissey
Jen Mason:
Anne Reid
Supt James Carpenter:
Hugo Speer
Nick Durden:
Derek Riddell
Farid Sadar:
Kamal Kaan
Khalil Akram:
Sacha Dhawan
Nusrat Preston:
Shivaani Ghai
Ibra Akram:
Aaron Neil
Jane Craig:
Susan Cookson
Toxicologist:
Joe Simpson
DC Bilal Choudry:
Navin Chowdhry
Gerard Hopkirk:
Bernard Hill
Didi Mputu:
Cornell S John
Colly Trent:
Nina Sosanya
Danny Preston:
Matthew McNulty
Jamal Matthews:
Ashley Walters
PC Natalie Cryer:
Samantha Robinson
Sgt Don Parker:
Shaun Dooley
Pat Dowling:
Steve Evets
Maureen Hardy:
Pooky Quesnel
Director:
Peter Hoar

Five Days

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama. A couple of months have passed. Will the police get to the bottom of what really happened on day one? What does the future hold for baby Michael? Show more

Contributors

PC Laurie Franklin:
Suranne Jones
Jen Mason:
Anne Reid
Supt James Carpenter:
Hugo Speer
Gerard Hopkirk:
Bernard Hill
Maureen Hardy:
Pooky Quesnel
Pat Dowling:
Steve Evets
Farid Sadar:
Kamal Kaan
Nick Durden:
Derek Riddell
Nusrat Preston:
Shivaani Ghai
Danny Preston:
Matthew McNulty
Khalil Akram:
Sacha Dhawan
Colly Trent:
Nina Sosanya
Jane Craig:
Susan Cookson
Sgt Don Parker:
Shaun Dooley
Amira Ahmed:
Fiona Wade
Jamal Matthews:
Ashley Walters
Ibra Akram:
Aaron Neil
PC Natalie Cryer:
Samantha Robinson
Director:
Peter Hoar