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18 biographical dramas based on the lives and loves of celebrated writers These surprising, revealing dramas take a behind-the-scenes look at some of our best-loved authors, mingling fact and fantasy to explore their extraordinary hidden lives. From love affairs, friendships and family relationships to traumas, tragedies and journeys of self-discovery, we glimpse the unwritten worlds that shaped their unforgettable fiction. Among the star casts are Andrew Scott, Toby Jones, Richard Dormer, Glenda Jackson, Bella Ramsey, Julia Davis, Ian McDiarmid, Haydn Gwynne, David Threlfall, Alistair McGowan, Tom Goodman-Hill, Hattie Morahan, Rosie Cavaliero, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Paul Ritter and Lia Williams Jane and Tom - Writing to her sister, Jane Austen describes her love for Tom Lefroy - a love that would lead to Pride and Prejudice. When Fanny Met Germaine - A delightful romp through the passionate, scandalous friendship between two 18th Century writers: Fanny Burney and Mme de Stael. Comrade Ackland - Dorset, 1936. Newly returned from an illicit trip to Civil War Spain, Sylvia Townsend Warner and her lover Valentine Ackland have an unexpected visitor.... Tongues of Fire - 1913. When a Nobel laureate visits Dublin's Abbey Theatre, fireworks erupt between WB Yeats and Sean O'Casey. A Year at the Races - Approaching the end of his career, Groucho Marx meets a wisecracking fan determined to teach him new comedy tricks. Spike and the Elfin Oak - A comic fantasy inspired by Spike Milligan's madcap attempts in the mid-1960s to preserve a curious sculpture in Kensington Gardens. Everybody's Got Conditions - Casting Bette Davis in his play The Night of the Iguana proves the biggest mistake in Tennessee Williams' career... I Believe I Have Genius- Humble and obscure, young Charlotte Brontë travels to Brussels to study at a girls' school. Marian and George - Marian Evans (aka George Eliot) must choose between her adored brother and the love of her life... Lying Low - An intriguing drama imagining what happened to Samuel Beckett during his mysterious three weeks in Folkestone in 1961. A Terrible Beauty - WB Yeats travels to France to propose to beautiful Maud Gonne, soon after her husband's execution in the 1916 Easter Rising. The Watcher on the Wall - Dramatised from his letters, this is the story of Louis MacNeice's transatlantic love affair and the poetry it inspired. Edith Sitwell in Scarborough - Returning to her birthplace, Edith Sitwell sets out to wreak revenge. Mrs Tolstoy - A five-part drama charting the tempestuous marriage between Leo and Sofya Tolstoy. The 'B' Word - The opening night of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion causes a scandal and sparks a passionate love/hate triangle... The Rules of Palship - The young Noël Coward demanded fierce loyalty from his friends - but did he live up to his own high standards? The Lost Road - A playful tribute to the long friendship between CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien and how it influenced their respective masterpieces. Luxembourg Gardens - Re-imagined from Katherine Mansfield's stories, letters and journals, this Mansfieldesque play explores her last day in Paris, where she is dying of consumption aged 34. Copyright © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
The man they call 'Britain's Funniest Milton' and the genius in the mad shirts in 'Mock The Week' stars in the fourth series of Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones! co-starring Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr Selfridge, Humans), Josie Lawrence (Who's Line Is It Anyway?), Ben Willbond (Ghosts, Yonderland), Dan Tetsell (Upstart Crow) & Colin Hoult (Russell Howard's Good News). Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'. And in this show he has decided to set himself up as a man who can help anyone, anywhere - whether they need it or not. Because, in his own words - 'No problem too problemy'. So when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push... The show comes from Pozzitive, proud producers of Cabin Pressure, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, The Brig Society, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, Shush! & Kevin Eldon Will See You Now... In the first episode - 'Police, Camera, Milton!' - there is high drama in the line of duty when Milton is asked to form a Police Corruption Unit and takes it a little too literally... In Episode 2, 'The Art Dealer', Milton's attempt to become an international Art Dealer leads to a deadly brush with danger... In the third episode, ('The Theatrical Impresario'), the curtains are up, and Milton's got nothing to hit but the people from the rival theatre who are trying to destroy his theatrical dreams... In Episode 4- 'The Eco Worrier' - Milton goes under the sea to save the earth and stumbles across a mysterious Great Aunt at the same time, while Anton gets his fingers burnt by an old flame. In the fifth episode, 'The Petsman', Milton turns to social media to calm things down when dog and cat owners go to war... because that usually works, right? ... And in the final episode, 'The Cruiseman', Milton thinks his luck is in when he unexpectedly wins a luxury cruise. But who would want him out of the way? Apart from everyone, that is... 'Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners' - The Guardian. 'King of the surreal one-liners' - The Times 'If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!' - The Daily Mail'Show more
The complete series 1 and 2 of My First Planet - a sitcom set on a shiny new planet, starring Nicholas Lyndhurst, Vicki Pepperdine (Jo Brand's Getting On) & Tom Goodman-Hill (Another Case of Milton Jones) The story so far: Unfortunately, Burrows the leader of the colony has died on the voyage, so his Number 2, Brian (Nicholas Lyndhurst), is now in charge. He's a nice enough chap, but no alpha male, and his desire to sort things out with a nice friendly meeting infuriates the colony's Chief Physician, Lillian (Vicki Pepperdine), who'd really rather everyone was walking round in tight colour-coded tunics and saluting each other. She's also in charge of Project Adam, the plan to conceive and give birth to the first colony-born baby. Unfortunately, the two people hand-picked for this purpose - Carol and Richard - were rather fibbing about being a couple, just to get on the trip. Add in an entirely unscrupulous Chief Scientist, Mason, and also Archer, an idiot maintenance man who believes he's an 'empath' rather than a plumber, and you're all set to answer the question: If humankind were to colonize space, is it destined to succumb to self-interest, prejudice, and infighting? (By the way, the answer's 'yes'. Sorry.)Show more
The man they call 'Britain's Funniest Milton' and the genius in the mad shirts in "Mock The Week" stars in the third series of Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones! co-starring Tom Goodman-Hill ('Mr Selfridge', 'Humans'), Josie Lawrence (Who's Line Is It Anyway?), Ben Willbond (Horrible Histories, Yonderland) & Dan Tetsell (Mongrels). "Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners" - The Guardian. Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'. And in this show he has decided to set himself up as a man who can help anyone anywhere - whether they need it or not. Because, in his own words - "No problem too problemy". So when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push... In the first of the complete six episodes, Milton gets to the bottom of things by founding a seat of learning... In Part two, when Milton becomes an expert genealogist and gets stuck up an unexpected family tree... In the next episode, why not sign on with Milton Prime, the pioneering audio comedy delivery service and listen to this week's programme completely free! As Milton sets up his own delivery service...Part four, it's "Pest Control to Milton Jones", as he becomes an expert in clearing vermin... After that, why not sort out your life and sign on with the patent Milton Declutterering Method! (including getting rid of that extra "er" in Declutterering...) And in the final episode, a famous baker comes to the gym, and Milton decides it's time to show off his nice buns... "King of the surreal one-liners" - The Times "If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!" - The Daily MailShow more
The man they call 'Britain's Funniest Milton', Milton Jones stars in his smash-hit Sony Award-winning comedy show, “Another Case Of Milton Jones”, co-starring Tom Goodman-Hill (“The Office”, “Humans”), Ben Willbond (“Horrible Histories”), Dave Lamb (“Come Dine With Me”), Ingrid Oliver (“Dr. Who”) & Lucy Montgomery ('Down The Line').In each episode, Milton is a complete and utter expert at something - and in each episode, with absolutely no ability or competence, he plunges into a furiously funny and fast-paced adventure with utterly hilarious results.“He's immensely quotable, chucking out one-liners like bread for the birds... A strange and brilliant comic mind”- The Observer“makes the studio audience whoop with delight” - The Telegraph“If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!” - The Daily Mail"In the first episode of the first series Milton plays at being a world-beating architect and tries his hand at building a bridge out of Lego, playing a naked match of boules at the Sorbonne and designing the world's first rotating mosque... Episode two and Milton plays at being a musical Maestro and at the age of 37 becomes the oldest winner of the BBC Young Musician Of the Year...In the third episode, Milton plays at being a Biogeneticist, wins the Nobel Prize, and sneaks through Customs with fifty shrews concealed about his person.For the fourth episode, Milton is a world-beating Chess Grandmaster in a thrilling tale of Cold War tension, supercomputer-controlled laser guns and Lego...In, the fifth episode, Milton plays at being a celebrity chef, and manages to tangle with a glass-bottomed boat, a large Spanish waiter, ten rolls of Sellotape and an over-excited Robbie Williams...And finally, in the sixth and final episode of the series, Milton turns out to be an expert Formula 1 Racing Driver... along the way, he'll meet a Texan millionairess, Simon & Garfunkel, a man called simply “Mr Hodgekiss” and some hot toffee...Series 2, and in the first episode, Milton is a world-famous barrister, who gets involved in a dastardly plot involving the Bayeux Tapestry, the National Trust, the bloodline of the rightful Kings of England and a quote for some guttering...Episode 2, and Milton turns polar explorer and Desert Island Castaway all in the same show. Along the way he meets Buzz Aldrin, a Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Dalai Lama and the world's largest anorak.In episode 3 Milton becomes a Championship Jockey and races his way from Blackpool Sands to Abu Dhabi via Las Vegas, Cheltenham and a dodgy baseball bat warehouse in Toxteth. Plus a high-stakes poker game and the Queen meets a burping AustralianFor the fourth episode Milton is accidentally elected Mayor of London. Politics, global warming and the London Eye come together in a fast-moving plot of dastardly scheming and international peril. Will the pigeons take over London? Will the ice-caps melt? Will Cuba join in a game of International Twister? And can we save Wandsworth from destruction, and if so - why? In the first episode of the third series, Milton is a world-famous photographer who travels from the catwalks of Milan to the jungles of Bolivia to find the perfect picture of a calendarFor the second episode, Milton turns collector and antiques expert whose passion for Fabergé Eggs leads him to bankruptcy, a Russian sleigh ride and a mysterious Swiss Schloss...Episode 3, and Milton becomes an internationally-renowned magician and illusionist who gets tangled up in a devilish plot to make the Bank of England disappear...In the fourth episode, Milton is a health and diet guru who plans to take over the world by means of a Walnut Shell & Nettle face scrub...Series 4 and in the first of the new series, Milton's a daredevil test pilot and Top Gun who gets tangled up in a fiendish plot to replace the turkey twizzler...For second episode, Milton is a mathematical whizzkid who gets tied up in knots and rings trying to solve the equation of the mysteriously disappearing geniuses...In episode three, Milton's a world-famous Travel Entrepreneur who builds the world's most Extreme Sports Hotel and crosses the Atlantic in a rather unusual way...Episode Four, and Milton is a world-class cyclist who gets tangled up in a close-fitting body suit and the population of Holland...In the fifth episode, Milton waves goodbye to the world of dance and musical theatre to pursue his dream of becoming - a miner!And in the last episode of this series, Milton proves that you don't need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows; you just need a fully-working anemometer and a mouse called Tim.In the first episode of the fifth series - move over Brian Cox - Milton is now a world-famous astronomer and seeker after scientific truth and accuracy. Typical Sagittarian.In the second episode, Diplomat Milton is on the run after leaking all the UN's emails - except for the Swiss ones, which were too dull. And he meets a shadowy hacker. And the shadowy hacker's mum.In Episode 3, Milton crosses stamens with a deadly rival in the vicious cutthroat world of gardening..For this, the fourth episode, as the royal Speech Therapist, Milton helps a Prince find his voice and a king find his pomegranates. He also starts three wars in one afternoon, and another three a little later on.The third episode, and Milton's a world-famous Travel Entrepreneur who builds the world's most Extreme Sports Hotel and crosses the Atlantic in a rather unusual way...In episode 4, Milton's a world-class cyclist who gets tangled up in a close-fitting body suit and the population of Holland...For the fifth episode, Milton waves goodbye to the world of dance and musical theatre to pursue his dream of becoming - a miner!And in the final episode of series 4, Milton proves that you don't need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows; you just need a fully-working anemometer and a mouse called TimIn the first episode of the fifth and final series it's time for Brian Cox to move over as Milton is now a world-famous astronomer and seeker after scientific truth and accuracy. Typical SagittarianThe second episode, and Diplomat Milton is on the run after leaking all the UN's emails - except for the Swiss ones, which were too dull. And he meets a shadowy hacker. And the shadowy hacker's mum.For the third episode, Milton crosses stamens with a deadly rival in the vicious cutthroat world of gardening..In episode four, as the royal Speech Therapist, Milton helps a Prince find his voice and a king find his pomegranates. He also starts three wars in one afternoon, and another three a little later on.Episode 5, and Milton is the king of the world of refrigerated haulage with his very own fleet of iced lorries. But his 1000th lorry contains a secret more deadly than one of his mum's famous all-day breakfasts..And in the sixth and final episode of the series, Milton becomes Britain's best-known undercover journalist. Which means that Milton Jones also becomes Britain's most least-effective undercover journalist...Show more
Set during World War Two, Hut 33 follows the adventures of a team of codebreakers at Bletchley Park as they work tirelessly to break German codes, matching wits with the fabled Enigma Machine. Unfortunately, they hate each other. Archie is a stroppy Geordie socialist revolutionary, while Professor Charles Gardner is a toffee-nosed snob. In theory, the immensely stupid 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall is in charge of the hut, but he is still struggling with even the most basic concepts such as his name. They are joined by child prodigy Gordon, and the silent Winstanley. There's also Mrs Best, the lascivious landlady, and the hut's Polish secretary Minka, the only competent member of the team although her answers to everything usually involve violence. Starring Tom Goodman-Hill as Archie, Robert Bathurst as Professor Charles Gardner, Alex MacQueen as 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall, Fergus Craig as Gordon, Lill Roughley as Mrs Best, and Olivia Colman as Minka. Produced by Adam BromleyShow more
This is the second series of one-off comedies written by the genius behind the smash-hit radio sitcom “Cabin Pressure” – John Finnemore. The first series won the coveted Writers Guild of Great Britain award for Best Comedy.Each show is a comedy perfumed by just two actors - including (across the series) famous household names such as Martin Clunes (“Doc Martin”), Julia McKenzie (“Fresh Fields”) and the inimitable voice of Carolyn in “Cabin Pressure”, Stephanie Cole.The show comes from Pozzitive, proud producers of Cabin Pressure, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, The Brig Society, The Castle, Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive, Shush! & Kevin Eldon Will See You Now...Stephanie Cole and Kerry Godliman (“Derek”) star in the first episode – “The Queen’s Speech” - Victoria is very much hoping to see a conjuror, or at the very least a parrot - but instead meets Mabel...In Episode 2, Julia McKenzie (“Fresh Fields”) and Gus Brown star in “Mercy Dash” - Malcolm needs some help. Sue has a spot of time on her hands. Winchester beckons...In the third show, newcomers Kieran Hodgson (2017 South Bank Arts - Breakthrough Comedy Award) and Ethan Lawrence (“Bad Education”) are Pidge & Gavin in “Here’s What We Do” - Pidge & Gavin! The old team back together again for one last mission...And Show 4 pairs the inimitable Una Stubbs (“Sherlock”) and Tamzin Outhwaite (“Redcap”) in “The Rebel Alliance” - Eileen and Lizzie are both determined to enjoy the wedding. No matter what Yvonne does...Show 5 stars Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) and Tom Goodman-Hill (“Humans”) with a bit of “Penguin Diplomacy”- when a chance meeting between Søndergaard and Bunning could very well lead to a new Cold War...And John Finnemore himself stars in the final show alongside comedy hero Michael Palin in “The Wroxton Box” - Alec is late as usual. But Percy is wearing different socks. Something big is brewing...Show more
The genius in the mad shirts from Mock The Week stars in his own series co-starring Tom Goodman-Hill, Josie Lawrence, Ben Willbond & Dan Tetsell. Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'.In this show he has decided to set himself up as a man who can help anyone anywhere - whether they need it or not. Because, in his own words - “No problem too problemy”. So when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push... In the first of these six episodes, Milton becomes a responsible sober-suited Financial Advisor, and fights off a Swedish invasion with the aid of his trusty hamster... In the second episode, when Milton finally decides to empty his bins he accidentally makes both a delicious sparkling wine and a deadly enemy. In the next episode, when Milton discovers the local lido is under threat of closure he unwisely decides to organize a sit-in. But his dreams for a state-of-the-art aquacentre are sunk when his trunks are declared a biohazard...In episode 4, when Milton launches a job agency it turns out that getting people into work actually is rocket science. Which is why his best client accidentally goes ballistic... After that, when Milton opens up a car repair shop, he finds he's on a collision course with a notorious local villain. Meanwhile, a mysterious tin of travel sweets comes to a sticky end. And in the final part, Milton offers his services as a bodyguard and discovers that a South American diva and a tent full of home-made jam don't mix as well as he'd imagined. Produced & directed by David Tyler; A Pozzitive Production for BBC Radio 4.Show more
Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is Help!' And in this show, with the help of trusty assistant Anton, he has decided to set himself up as a man who can help anyone anywhere - whether they need it or not. Because, in his own words - 'No problem too problemy'. So when you're close to the edge, Milton can give you a push... In the first of these six episodes, Milton has decided to become a wedding planner. But when a distraught bride comes to the door with the case of the vanishing groom-to-be, Milton is all set to help. In Episode Two, when a new rail line threatens a tiny dormouse, Milton decides it's time to put his foot down - carefully... In the next episode, when the local seafarers' pub starts only serving coffee, there's no denying it's rum....The coffee, that is. So who better than Milton to sort it out? Episode Four, and a friend who runs a B&B is in trouble - so it's time for Milton to dust off those nylon sheets and let the sparks fly! After that, in Episode Five, Milton is asked for help because there are ugly rumours about the local farm going too far with its GM crops. At least, that's what the vegetables are saying. And in the final episode, Milton is asked to help out with the local book festival because the townsfolk are too distracted by their smartphones to - sorry, what was I saying? Sorry, just got a text... The man they call 'Britain's funniest Milton' stars in his new show Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, co-starring Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr Selfridge), Josie Lawrence (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Ben Willbond (Horrible Histories, Yonderland) and Dan Tetsell (Mongrels). Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners', The Guardian. King of the surreal one-liners' - The Times. If you haven't caught up with Jones yet, do so!', The Daily Mail.Show more
In this fifh series, Milton Jones gets another opportunity to be a complete and utter expert at something, and these six episodes see him taking on the roles of Astronomer, Diplomat, Undercover Journalist, Celebrity Gardener, Royal Speech Therapist or Lorry Driver. In each episode, with absolutely no ability or competence, he plunges into a furiously funny and fast-paced adventure with utterly hilarious results. In Episode One, move over Brian Cox, because Milton Jones is now a world-famous astronomer and seeker after scientific truth and accuracy. Typical Sagittarian. Episode Two and Milton is an International Diplomat who is on the run after leaking all the UN's emails - except for the Swiss ones, which were far too dull. In Episode Three, he crosses stamens with a deadly rival in the vicious cutthroat world of gardening, and in Episode Four, in a little tribute to a well-known film, Milton becomes the Royal Speech Therapist. And so he helps a Prince find his voice and a King find his pomegranates. After that comes Episode Five, where Milton Jones is the king of the world of refrigerated haulage with his very own fleet of iced lorries, and has to face a bitter rival more deadly than one of his mum's transport caff's all-day breakfasts. And in the final episode, Milton becomes Britain's best-known undercover journalist. Which means that Milton also becomes Britain's most least-effective undercover journalist. The man they call 'Britain's funniest Milton' stars in his Sony Award-winning show, co-starring Tom Goodman-Hill (Ideal), Lucy Montgomery (Down The Line), Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Miranda), Ben Willbond (Horrible Histories), Dan Tetsell (Mongrels) and Dave Lamb (the voice of Come Dine With Me.)Show more
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Robert Graves' brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome, starring Tom Goodman Hill as Claudius and Derek Jacobi as Augustus. The wickedly entertaining inside story of the lives and deaths of the Imperial dynasty from Augustus to Caligula is told by their obscure relation, Claudius. In public, Claudius is a stammering, drooling weakling, whose reputation as an idiot keeps him safe from office and assassination. But in private, he's as sharp as they come, and keeps a secret history of everything he discovers. Until one day, as one of the few of his family left alive, he's acclaimed Emperor against his will. Can he save Rome from the corruption he's grown to detest? Featuring Derek Jacobi (who won a BAFTA for his performance as Claudius in the acclaimed 1977 BBC television production) as Augustus, and with an all-star cast, this gripping dramatisation will enthral anyone who loves the decadence of Ancient Rome.Show more
Once again, Milton Jones bestrides the globe as an expert in his field with no ability or competence whatsoever. In these six episodes, he is a Test Pilot, Mathematician, Travel Mogul, Cyclist, Miner and Weatherman - and in each episode, he plunges into a furiously funny and fast-paced adventure with utterly hilarious results. In the first episode, Milton is a daredevil test pilot and Top Gun who gets tangled up in a fiendish plot to replace the turkey twizzler. Then, in Episode Two, stand by your blackboards as Milton is a mathematical whizzkid who gets tied up in knots and rings trying to solve the equation of the mysteriously disappearing geniuses and ends up discovering the only number bigger than itself. In Episode Three, he's an Extreme Travel Entrepreneur who's trying to patent a mosquito net designed to keep the mosquitoes in. In Episode Four, he's a world-beating cyclist who gets tangled up in a close-fitting body suit, his Grandfather's unicycle and the entire population of Holland. Episode Five, and Milton waves goodbye to the world of dance and musical theatre to pursue his dream of becoming a miner, in a glamorous yet gritty tribute to Billy Elliot! And in the final episode, Milton proves that you don't need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows; you just need a fully-working anemometer. And a mouse called Tim. And a box of Duchy Originals... Another Case Of Milton Jones co-stars Tom Goodman-Hill (The Office, Spamalot) and Lucy Montgomery (Bellamy's People), and features the inimitable tones of Come Dine With Me's Dave Lamb.Show more
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