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Duration: 57 minutes

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

Drama mini-series. As war descends on Europe, the Bloomsbury friends struggle to build a life outside London. Virginia weds Leonard Woolf and begins an unexpectedly happy marriage. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Rhonda Smith
Director:
Simon Kaijser
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Older Vanessa Bell:
Eve Best
Young Vanessa Bell:
Phoebe Fox
Young Virginia Woolf:
Lydia Leonard
Young Duncan Grant:
James Norton
Julian Bell (aged 4):
Charlie Appleyard
Lytton Strachey:
Ed Birch
Angelica Bell:
Lucy Boynton
Roger Fry:
Elliot Cowan
Quentin Bell:
Edmund Digby-Jones
Midwife:
Rosie Ede
Quentin Bell (aged 7):
Louis Fisher
Older Clive Bell:
Andrew Havill
Younger Clive Bell:
Sam Hoare
Mrs Woolf:
Jenny Howe
Julian Bell:
Finn Jones
Maynard Keynes:
Edmund Kingsley
Dr Hyslop:
Anton Lesser
Young Bunny:
Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Mary Hutchinson:
Marianne Oldham
Older Duncan Grant:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Julian Bell (aged 9):
Maximillian Scull
George Bergen:
Simon Thomas
Young Leonard:
Al Weaver

Genres

Apple Tree Yard

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Psychological thriller. A devastated Yvonne confides in a former lover and is plunged from one nightmare into another. Show more

Contributors

Yvonne Carmichael:
Emily Watson
Mark Costley:
Ben Chaplin
Gary Carmichael:
Mark Bonnar
George Selway:
Steven Elder
Susannah:
Susan Lynch
Kevin Proctor:
Darren Morfitt
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Director:
Jessica Hobbs
Producer:
Chris Carey
Executive Producer:
Manda Levin
Executive Producer:
Amanda Coe

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Drama mini-series. Two sisters embark on a life of unexpected, post-Victorian freedom but when they are introduced to flamboyant male admirers, their idyll is rocked. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Rhonda Smith
Director:
Simon Kaijser
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Older Vanessa Bell:
Eve Best
Young Vanessa Bell:
Phoebe Fox
Young Virginia Woolf:
Lydia Leonard
Young Duncan Grant:
James Norton
Lytton Strachey:
Ed Birch
Aunt Mary:
Eleanor Bron
Aunt Jane:
Deborah Findlay
Older Clive Bell:
Andrew Havill
Thoby:
Rob Heaps
Older Leonard:
Guy Henry
Young Clive Bell:
Sam Hoare
Maynard Keynes:
Edmund Kingsley
Dr Hyslop:
Anton Lesser
Older Duncan Grant:
Rupert Penry-Jones

Genres

Black Narcissus

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 3 months

Sister Clodagh and the sisters of St Faith start a school at the mysterious palace of Mopu, helped by Mr Dean. But is the palace haunted? Show more

Contributors

Sister Clodagh:
Gemma Arterton
Sister Ruth:
Aisling Franciosi
Sister Briony:
Rosie Cavaliero
Sister Philippa:
Karen Bryson
Sister Blanche:
Patsy Ferran
Angu Ayah:
Nila Aalia
General Toda Rai:
Kulvinder Ghir
Mother Dorothea:
Diana Rigg
Father Roberts:
Jim Broadbent
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Production Company:
DNA Films
Production Company:
FX Productions

Black Narcissus

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Available for 3 months

Sister Clodagh begins to lose control of the convent. Feelings come to a head between Clodagh, Ruth and Mr Dean at the Christmas celebration. Show more

Contributors

Sister Clodagh:
Gemma Arterton
Sister Ruth:
Aisling Franciosi
Sister Briony:
Rosie Cavaliero
Sister Philippa:
Karen Bryson
Sister Blanche:
Patsy Ferran
Angu Ayah:
Nila Aalia
General Toda Rai:
Kulvinder Ghir
Dilip Rai:
Chaneil Kular
Mother Dorothea:
Diana Rigg
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Production Company:
DNA Films
Production Company:
FX Productions

Black Narcissus

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for 3 months

As Dilip and Kanchi are discovered together, Clodagh and Ruth clash over Mr Dean. All the nuns must confront their desires - with tragic consequences. Show more

Contributors

Sister Clodagh:
Gemma Arterton
Sister Ruth:
Aisling Franciosi
Sister Briony:
Rosie Cavaliero
Sister Philippa:
Karen Bryson
Sister Blanche:
Patsy Ferran
Angu Ayah:
Nila Aalia
General Toda Rai:
Kulvinder Ghir
Sister Adela:
Gina McKee
Father Roberts:
Jim Broadbent
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Production Company:
DNA Films
Production Company:
FX Productions

Woman's Hour

Maria Miller, Life in Squares, Male weight loss

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Presented by Emma Barnett. Featuring Maria Miller, chair of the new Women and Equalities Select Committee, Amanda Coe on her new drama Life in Squares, and family estrangement. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Emma Barnett
Producer:
Ruth Watts
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Coe
Interviewed Guest:
Reni Eddo-Lodge
Interviewed Guest:
Anita Bhagwandas

Woman's Hour

Christine Keeler, Mothers and criticism, FGM

Duration: 41 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. Three mothers discuss how they deal with criticism about their parenting. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Coe
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Chisholm
Interviewed Guest:
Leanne Armitage
Interviewed Guest:
Nimco Ali

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Christine Keeler, Nursing, Women and Comedy, Vanessa Kirby

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The life of Christine Keeler. What's wrong with Nursing? Vanessa Kirby on playing Princess Margaret in The Crown. Plus what's the point of an office Christmas party? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Coe
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Chisholm
Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa Kirby
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Leary
Interviewed Guest:
Lara Carmona
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Moore
Interviewed Guest:
Tiff Stevenson
Interviewed Guest:
Nimco Ali
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Nianias
Interviewed Guest:
Jackie Fast

Apple Tree Yard

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Psychological thriller. When a scientist meets an enigmatic stranger, she is shocked by the passion he awakens in her. However, she gradually begins to suspect more is at play. Show more

Contributors

Yvonne Carmichael:
Emily Watson
Mark Costley:
Ben Chaplin
Gary Carmichael:
Mark Bonnar
Susannah:
Susan Lynch
George Selway:
Steven Elder
Sathnam:
Assad Zaman
Select Committee Chair:
Helen Anderson
Security Guard:
Andre Nightingale
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Director:
Jessica Hobbs
Producer:
Chris Carey
Executive Producer:
Manda Levin
Executive Producer:
Amanda Coe

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

In 1963, Mary Whitehouse embarked on a mission to clean up British television. This is a drama inspired by real events that brings life to the battle for Britain's morals. Show more

Contributors

Sir Hugh Carleton-Greene:
Hugh Bonneville
Mary Whitehouse:
Julie Walters
Ernest Whitehouse:
Alun Armstrong
Norah Buckland:
Georgie Glen
Rev Basil Buckland:
Timothy Davies
Paul Whitehouse:
Paul Westwood
Richard Whitehouse:
Drew Webb
Christopher Whitehouse:
Jeremy Legat
Lord Charlie Hill:
Ron Cook
David Turner:
William Beck
Harman Grisewood:
Nicholas Woodeson
Executive Producer:
Leanne Klein
Writer:
Amanda Coe

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama based on events in the life of Margot Fonteyn. Fonteyn (Anne-Marie Duff) faces a crisis in her marriage and retirement as a prima ballerina, but then Rudolf Nureyev arrives. Show more

Contributors

Margot Fonteyn:
Anne-Marie Duff
Fred Ashton:
Derek Jacobi
Good Looking Boy:
Ben Stott
Producer:
Celia Duval
Director:
Otto Bathurst
Writer:
Amanda Coe

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Drama mini-series. Vanessa and Duncan's daughter Angelica is grown up but still unaware of her true parentage. Vanessa finally reveals her long-withheld secret. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Rhonda Smith
Director:
Simon Kaijser
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Older Vanessa Bell:
Eve Best
Older Virginia Woolf:
Catherine McCormack
Older Duncan Grant:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Older Bunny:
Jack Davenport
Lytton Strachey:
Ed Birch
Angelica Bell:
Lucy Boynton
Vita Sackville-West:
Emily Bruni
Quentin Bell:
Edmund Digby-Jones
Young Vanessa Bell:
Phoebe Fox
Older Clive Bell:
Andrew Havill
Older Leonard:
Guy Henry
Julian Bell:
Finn Jones
Young Duncan Grant:
James Norton
Eribert:
Adam Palsson
George Bergen:
Simon Thomas

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama based on the life of the most important cookery writer of the past century, Elizabeth David, who was an unconventional person with a profound passion for food, life and men. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth David:
Catherine McCormack
Peter Higgins:
Greg Wise
Norman Douglas:
Karl Johnson
Charles Gibson Cowan:
Kieran O'Brien
Tony David:
Andrew Havill
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Director:
James Kent
Producer:
Leanne Klein

Apple Tree Yard

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Psychological thriller. Yvonne's life is turned upside down yet again.

Contributors

Yvonne Carmichael:
Emily Watson
Mark Costley:
Ben Chaplin
Gary Carmichael:
Mark Bonnar
Jaspreet:
Adeel Akhtar
Susannah:
Susan Lynch
DI Cleveland:
Steffan Rhodri
DS Brown:
Diveen Henry
Witness A:
Adrian Lukis
Dr Weatherfield:
Abigail Davies
Sathnam:
Assad Zaman
Bail Judge:
Jane Bertish
Kate Costley:
Kezia Burrows
Tagging Officer:
Tigger Blaize
Foreperson of the Jury:
Wendy Albiston
George Selway:
Steven Elder
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Director:
Jessica Hobbs
Producer:
Chris Carey
Executive Producer:
Manda Levin
Executive Producer:
Amanda Coe

Apple Tree Yard

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Psychological thriller. The murder trial continues, with Costley's defence coming under attack from the prosecution. When Yvonne takes to the stand, she confidently holds her own. Show more

Contributors

Yvonne Carmichael:
Emily Watson
Mark Costley:
Ben Chaplin
Gary Carmichael:
Mark Bonnar
DS Johns:
Denise Gough
Jaspreet:
Adeel Akhtar
George Selway:
Steven Elder
Dr Sadiq:
Anneika Rose
Dr Sanderson:
Alastair Galbraith
Susannah:
Susan Lynch
DI Cleveland:
Steffan Rhodri
Sathnam:
Assad Zaman
Kate Costley:
Kezia Burrows
Foreperson of the Jury:
Wendy Albiston
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Director:
Jessica Hobbs
Producer:
Chris Carey
Executive Producer:
Manda Levin
Executive Producer:
Amanda Coe

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adaptation of John Braine's novel. Joe arrives with money and sex on his mind, but his plan to marry into the middle classes is blown apart by his love for an older, married woman. Show more

Contributors

Joe Lampton:
Matthew McNulty
Alice Aisgill:
Maxine Peake
Susan Brown:
Jenna Coleman
Mr Hoylake:
Peter Wight
Mr Brown:
Kevin McNally
Mrs Thompson:
Julia Ford
Mr Thompson:
Kevin Doyle
Charles:
Tom Brooke
Jack Wales:
Theo James
Eva Storr:
Zoe Telford
Bob Storr:
Paul Hilton
George Aisgill:
Daniel Flynn
Mrs Brown:
Beatrice Comins
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Producer:
Paul Frift
Producer:
Paul Frift
Producer:
Aisling Walsh

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adaptation of John Braine's novel. After an illicit holiday with married Alice, Joe realises that he is going to have to choose between her and Susan - will it be money or love? Show more

Contributors

Joe Lampton:
Matthew McNulty
Alice Aisgill:
Maxine Peake
Susan Brown:
Jenna Coleman
Mr Hoylake:
Peter Wight
Mr Brown:
Kevin McNally
Mrs Thompson:
Julia Ford
Mr Thompson:
Kevin Doyle
Charles:
Tom Brooke
Jack Wales:
Theo James
Eva Storr:
Zoe Telford
Bob Storr:
Paul Hilton
George Aisgill:
Daniel Flynn
George:
Byron Owen
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Producer:
Paul Frift
Producer:
Paul Frift
Producer:
Aisling Walsh

Open Book

Amanda Coe, Kathy Reichs, Catalan literature

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Amanda Coe tells Mariella Frostrup about her double writing life as novelist and screenwriter, Kathy Reichs on the book she would never lend, and the secrets of Sherlock Holmes. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Coe
Interviewed Guest:
Kathy Reichs

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 4 months

The shooting at Wimpole Mews leads to press attention, and Christine decides to sell her story. A chill wind begins to blow for War Minister John Profumo. Show more

Contributors

Christine Keeler:
Sophie Cookson
Stephen Ward:
James Norton
Mandy Rice-Davies:
Ellie Bamber
Valerie Profumo:
Emilia Fox
John Profumo:
Ben Miles
Bill Astor:
Michael Maloney
Redmayne:
Tim McInnerny
Eugene Ivanov:
Visar Vishka
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Director:
Andrea Harkin
Production Company:
Ecosse Films
Production Company:
Great Meadow Productions