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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Paul McCartney

14 January 1978


Paul McCartney ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 2: Paganini Superstar

21 January 1978

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Beryl Bainbridge ... Herself
Alfred Burke ... Himself
Colloseum II ... Themselves
Julian Lloyd Webber ... Himself - Cellist

Season 1, Episode 3: The Player King

28 January 1978

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Alan Howard ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 4: David Hockney

4 February 1978


David Hockney ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 5: Dennis Potter: Man of Television

11 February 1978

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Dennis Potter ... Himself - Interviewee

Season 1, Episode 6: Come (Contemporary) Dancing

18 February 1978

Season 1, Episode 9: Ken Dodd

11 March 1978


Ken Dodd ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 12: Carl Perkins/Morgan Horses

1 April 1978

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

James Ivory ... Himself
Carl Perkins ... Himself

Patti Smith ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 15: Harold Pinter

22 April 1978

Harold Pinter ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 16: Satyajit Ray

30 April 1978

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Satyajit Ray ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 18: Freddie Young

13 May 1978

Freddie Young ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 20: MacMillan's Mayerling

17 June 1978

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Wendy Ellis ... Dance Performer
Kenneth MacMillan ... Himself
Merle Park ... Dance Performer
Georgina Parkinson ... Dance Performer
Lynn Seymour ... Dance Performer
Michael Somes ... Dance Performer
David Wall ... Crown Prince Rudolf

Season 1, Episode 21: Episode #1.21

1 July 1978

John Osborne ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 22: Ingmar Bergman at 60

8 July 1978

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Ingmar Bergman ... Himself

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Tom Stoppard

26 November 1978

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Host

Michael Hordern ... Himself

Diana Rigg ... Herself

Tom Stoppard ... Himself

John Thaw ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 3: Interview with Woody Allen

10 December 1978


Woody Allen ... Himself - Interviewee

Season 2, Episode 6: Harmony of the Spheres

21 January 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Neil Ardley ... Himself
Ian Carr ... Himself - Music Performer
Tony Coe ... Himself - Music Performer
John Martyn ... Himself - Music Performer
Barbara Thompson ... Herself - Music Performer

Season 2, Episode 9: John McLaughlin: A Musical Journey

11 February 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
John McLaughlin ... Himself
L. Shankar ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 11: Michael Cimino/Alan Bennett, Stephen Frears

25 February 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Alan Bennett ... Himself

Michael Cimino ... Himself

Stephen Frears ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 14: Neil Simon

18 March 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Neil Simon ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 15: Beryl Cook and Joint Stock Theatre Group

25 March 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Caryl Churchill ... Herself
Beryl Cook ... Herself
Julie Covington ... Betty (Act Two 'Cloud Nine')
Carole Hayman ... Lin (Act Two 'Cloud Nine')
Jim Hooper ... Himself / Betty (Act One 'Cloud Nine')
William Hoyland ... Himself

Miriam Margolyes ... Herself / Vic (Act Two 'Cloud Nine')

Tony Rohr ... Himself

Antony Sher ... Clive (Act One 'Cloud Nine')
Max Stafford-Clark ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 16: Graham Sutherland

1 April 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Graham Sutherland ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 17: Howard Brenton and Darryl Way

22 April 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Howard Brenton ... Himself
Donald Douglas ... The Committee
Darlene Johnson ... The Committee
Hilton McRae ... Mike McCullock
George Raistrick ... The Committee
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ... Themselves - Performers
Darryl Way ... Himself - Electric Violinist
Raymond Westwell ... Churchill

Season 2, Episode 18: Lee Remick and Joseph Heller: The Europeans

29 April 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Don Boyd ... Himself
Joseph Heller ... Himself

James Ivory ... Himself
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ... Herself

Lee Remick ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 19: Asian Arts Festival

6 May 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 2, Episode 20: Billy Connolly

13 May 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Billy Connolly ... Himself
Jimmy Kennedy ... Charlie
Billy Riddoch ... Alec (as Bill Riddoch)
Carey Wilson ... Mr. Green

Season 2, Episode 21: Jessye Norman

20 May 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Ted Hughes ... Himself

Jessye Norman ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 22: Rough Trade/The Allen Jones Woman

27 May 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Simon Frith ... Himself - Presenter (Rough Trade section)
Allen Jones ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 23: Keith Jarrett/Scum

17 June 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Keith Jarrett ... Himself
Alan Clarke ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 24: Sir Michael Tippett

24 June 1979

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Michael Tippett ... Himself
David Atherton ... Himself - Conductor
Gerald English ... Himself - Music Performer
Heather Harper ... Herself - Music Performer
Lindsay String Quartet ... Themselves - Music Performer
London Sinfonietta ... Themselves - Music Performer
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ... Themselves - Music Performer
Stephen Savage ... Himself - Music Performer
Welsh National Opera ... Themselves - Music Performer

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Francis Ford Coppola

2 December 1979

Season 3, Episode 2: Royal Shakespeare Company Masterclass: Part 1

9 December 1979

John Barton ... Himself
Terry Hands ... Himself

Alan Howard ... Himself
Jane Lapotaire ... Herself

Ian McKellen ... Himself
Trevor Nunn ... Himself
Michael Pennington ... Himself

Patrick Stewart ... Himself

David Suchet ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 3: Royal Shakespeare Company Masterclass: Part 2

16 December 1979

John Barton ... Himself
Terry Hands ... Himself

Alan Howard ... Himself
Jane Lapotaire ... Herself

Ian McKellen ... Himself
Trevor Nunn ... Himself
Michael Pennington ... Himself

Patrick Stewart ... Himself

David Suchet ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 4: Talking Heads/School Choirs Competition

23 December 1979
Footage of band Talking Heads rehearsing.

Season 3, Episode 7: Merce Cunningham

2 March 1980

Merce Cunningham ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 12: The Worlds of Edward Bond

5 May 1980

Edward Bond ... Himself
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Arthur Miller

9 November 1980


Arthur Miller ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 3: Akira Kurosawa

23 November 1980


Akira Kurosawa ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 7: Toni Morrison

18 January 1981


Toni Morrison ... Herself

Season 4, Episode 11: Martin Scorsese

22 February 1981


Martin Scorsese ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 12: Elizabeth Taylor/John Hubbard

1 March 1981

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
John Hubbard ... Himself - Painter

Elizabeth Taylor ... Herself

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 2: Elvis Costello

8 November 1981


Elvis Costello ... Himself
Steve Nieve ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 6: A Talent to Vex: John Osborne

6 December 1981

John Osborne ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 15: Guys and Dolls

7 March 1982
Rehearsal footage from the National Theatre's 1982 production of "Guys and Dolls", along with interviews with director Richard Eyre, playwright Abe Burrows, and the principal cast members of the National Theatre production.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Tony Britten ... Himself - Musical Director
Abe Burrows ... Himself - Interviewee

Jim Carter ... Himself / Big Jule

Ian Charleson ... Himself / Sky Masterson
Julie Covington ... Herself / Sister Sarah Brown

Richard Eyre ... Himself - Director
David Healy ... Himself / Nicely-Nicely Johnson

Bob Hoskins ... Himself / Nathan Detroit

Julia McKenzie ... Herself / Miss Adelaide
Barrie Rutter ... Himself / Benny Southstreet
David Toguri ... Himself - Choreographer

Season 5, Episode 21: Julian Lloyd Webber

18 April 1982

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Julian Lloyd Webber ... Himself
Joaquín Rodrigo ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 25: Werner Herzog

16 May 1982

Lotte Eisner ... Herself
Martje Grohmann ... Herself (as Martje Herzog)

Werner Herzog ... Himself

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 3: Peter Gabriel

31 October 1982
Cameras follow Peter Gabriel during the recording of his fourth solo album.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Larry Fast ... Himself

Peter Gabriel ... Himself
Tony Levin ... Himself
Jerry Marotta ... Himself
David Rhodes ... Himself

Season 6, Episode 5: Patricia Highsmith: A Gift for Murder

14 November 1982

Patricia Highsmith ... Herself
Jonathan Kent ... Tom Ripley

Season 6, Episode 6: Steven Spielberg

21 November 1982


Steven Spielberg ... Himself

Season 6, Episode 8: Outcast from Childhood

9 January 1983

Season 6, Episode 9: Barry Flanagan

23 January 1983

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Barry Flanagan ... Himself - Interviewee
Seamus Heaney ... Himself - Interviewee

Season 6, Episode 10: David Hare

30 May 1983
Follows David Hare through the production of his play A Map of the World at the National Theatre.

Season 6, Episode 14: Local Hero

27 February 1983
A making of the film Local Hero by Bill Forsyth.

Season 6, Episode 17: John Le Carre

27 March 1983


John le Carré ... Himself

Season 6, Episode 20: Gene Hackman

1 May 1983


Gene Hackman ... Himself

Season 6, Episode 21: Keith Waterhouse

1984

Steven Alvey ... Young Raymond Watmough
Lynda Bellingham ... (voice)
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Willis Hall ... Himself

Roy Kinnear ... Raymond Watmough
Anna Rees ... Janet
David Strong ... (voice)
Keith Waterhouse ... Himself

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 4: Jack Lemmon

6 November 1983


Jack Lemmon ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 5: Catherine Cookson

20 November 1983

Catherine Cookson ... Herself

Season 7, Episode 14: Vaughn Williams: A Symphonic Portrait

8 April 1984


Ken Russell ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 15: Sir Ernst Gombrich

15 April 1984

Ernst Gombrich ... Himself (as Sir Ernst Gombrich)

Season 8


Season 8, Episode 2: Give My Regards to Broad Street

14 October 1984


George Martin ... Himself

Paul McCartney ... Himself

Season 8, Episode 5: Norman Nicholson

4 November 1984

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Norman Nicholson ... Himself
John Read ... Himself

Season 8, Episode 6: Joseph Heller

11 November 1984

Joseph Heller ... Himself

Season 8, Episode 11: D.H. Lawrence

20 January 1985
Anthony Burgess presents his own appraisal of the writer's achievements. Ian McKellen reads extracts.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Anthony Burgess ... Himself

Ian McKellen ... Himself

Season 8, Episode 15: David Lean: A Life in Film

17 February 1985
Steven Spielberg, Alec Guinness and Omar Sharif appear in this tribute to the great British filmmaker, David Lean. Clips from many of his films, such as "Brief Encounter," "Hobson's Choice," "Great Expectations," "Doctor Zhivago," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "The Bridge on the River Kwai" are included. A unique insight into Lean's method and vision.

Alec Guinness ... Himself

Maurice Jarre ... Himself

David Lean ... Himself

Steven Spielberg ... Himself

Season 9


Season 9, Episode 1: Sir Alec Guinness

6 October 1985


Alec Guinness ... Himself

Season 9, Episode 2: Peter Ackroyd

13 October 1985

Peter Ackroyd ... Himself

Season 9, Episode 3: Ian McKellen: Diary of a Year

20 October 1985


Ian McKellen ... Himself

Season 9, Episode 5: Pete Townshend: After the Fire

3 November 1985


Pete Townshend ... Himself

Season 9, Episode 10: John Cleese

12 January 1986


John Cleese ... Himself

Season 9, Episode 13: Purcell's Dido and Aenaes

2 February 1986

Season 9, Episode 14: Patrick Heron

9 February 1986

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Patrick Heron ... Himself

Season 9, Episode 23: Velvet Underground

27 April 1986

Victor Bockris ... Himself
John Cale ... Himself
Robert Christgau ... Himself
Henry Geldzahler ... Himself
Gerard Malanga ... Himself
Sterling Morrison ... Himself
Nico ... Herself

Lou Reed ... Himself
Maureen Tucker ... Herself

Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 10


Season 10, Episode 1: John Mortimer

5 October 1986

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
John Mortimer ... Himself

Season 10, Episode 4: Michael Powell

26 October 1986

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Michael Powell ... Himself

Season 10, Episode 5: Truman Capote

2 November 1986

Sally Faulkner ... Mrs B

Season 10, Episode 11: Anthony Hopkins/David Hare

11 January 1987
Considers a new production of King Lear at the National Theatre in London, compares it to other famous productions including those by Peter Brook and Akira Kurosawa.

Peter Brook ... Himself

David Hare ... Himself

Anthony Hopkins ... Lear
Jonathan Miller ... Himself

Season 10, Episode 14: Anthony Green RA: A Love Story

1 February 1987

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Anthony Green ... Himself
Mary Green ... Herself

Season 10, Episode 18: The Art of the London Underground

1 March 1987

Season 10, Episode 20: Barbara Dickson

15 March 1985

Barbara Dickson ... Herself

Season 11


Season 11, Episode 3: The Smiths

18 October 1987

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Morrissey ... Himself
Vivian Nicholson ... Herself
John Peel ... Himself
Sandie Shaw ... Herself
Linder Sterling ... Herself

Season 11, Episode 9: Sir George Solti

29 November 1987

Season 11, Episode 10: Eric Clapton

2 December 2007
Eric Clapton grants another interview to Melvyn Bragg on The South Bank Show, 20 years since their last encounter was broadcast.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Eric Clapton ... Himself

Season 11, Episode 14: The History of Boogie Woogie

31 January 1988

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Paul Oliver ... Himself - Presenter
Francis Wilford Smith ... Himself - Presenter
Big Joe Duskin ... Himself
Dave Green ... Himself
Wayne Marshall ... Himself

Charlie Watts ... Himself
Axel Zwingenberger ... Himself

Season 11, Episode 18: Lenny Henry

6 March 1988


Lenny Henry ... Himself

Season 11, Episode 21: Nicaragua: Poets as Politicians

27 March 1988

Season 11, Episode 23: Paul Bowles

10 April 1988

Season 11, Episode 25: Sir Peter Hall's Last National Theatre Production

24 April 1988
Simultaneous productions of Cymbeline, A Winter's Tale and The Tempest. Discussion and rehearsal and performance footage.

Season 12


Season 12, Episode 3: Under Milk Wood

9 October 1988

Season 12, Episode 7: Two Women in Three Dimensions

13 November 1988

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Nicola Hicks ... Herself
Wendy Taylor ... Herself

Season 12, Episode 8: Bristol During the Blitz

20 November 1988

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 12, Episode 13: Derek Walcott

15 January 1989

Season 12, Episode 20: Ben Elton

5 March 1989


Ed Bishop ... Slampacker
Peter Dahlsen ... Sly
Ben Elton ... Himself
Mark Jax ... CD

Josie Lawrence ... Rachel

Season 12, Episode 23: John Ogdon

19 March 1989

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
John Ogdon ... Himself
Vladimir Ashkenazy ... Himself - Interviewee
Peter Maxwell Davies ... Himself - Interviewee
John Pritchard ... Himself - Interviewee

Season 12, Episode 24: Sir William Golding

24 March 1989

Oona Kirsch ... Marion Chumley

Season 13


Season 13, Episode 2: Dustin Hoffman/Sir Peter Hall

24 September 1989


Dustin Hoffman ... Himself

Season 13, Episode 3: Jimi Hendrix

1 October 1989

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Chas Chandler ... Himself - Interviewee

Eric Clapton ... Himself - Interviewee

Jimi Hendrix ... Himself (archive footage)

B.B. King ... Himself - Interviewee
John Mitchell ... Himself - Interviewee (as Mitch Mitchell)
Noel Redding ... Himself - Interviewee

Season 13, Episode 4: Tom Keneally's Journey in Eritrea

8 October 1989
A look at Tom Kenneally's new novel "Towards Asmara", set in a battle zone amongst the Eritrean people as they struggle to regain the independence taken from them by the Ethiopians 25 years ago.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Thomas Keneally ... Himself

Season 13, Episode 6: Steven Berkoff

22 October 1989


Steven Berkoff ... Himself

Season 13, Episode 9: Barry Humphries

19 November 1989
Profile of Barry Humphries and his alter-egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Barry Humphries ... Himself

Season 13, Episode 10: Evelyn Glennie

26 November 1989

Evelyn Glennie ... Herself

Season 13, Episode 11: Peter Brook

3 December 1989
A survey of his life and career, focusing on his production of the Indian epic "The Mahrabhatra".

Season 13, Episode 12: Arts Review '89

29 December 1989

David Bailey ... Himself
Kyung-Wha Chung ... Herself

Muriel Gray ... Herself

Peter O'Toole ... Himself

John Sessions ... Napoleon

Season 13, Episode 13: Hogwood: Haydn

January 1990

Season 13, Episode 14: Pasternak

7 January 1990
A biographical drama based on the writings of Boris Pasternak and the recollections of those close to him.
Dasha Khudiakova ... Olga Ivinskaya and Lara
Leonid Maizel ... Yuri Pasternak

Robert Powell ... Voice of Boris Pasternak
Alexander Smirnoff ... Boris Pasternak

Imogen Stubbs ... Voice of Lara and Olga

Season 13, Episode 15: David Lean and Robert Bolt

21 January 1990
Examining one of the great screen-writing partnerships, Robert Bolt and David Lean. This film follows there completion of an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Nostromo.
Robert Bolt ... Himself
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

David Lean ... Himself

Season 13, Episode 22: Carl Davis/Temba

1 April 1990
Looking at the work of composer Carl Davis and how he produces the music for silent films. The program also looks at the black theatre group Temba and how they work on their new production "Glory!".
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Carl Davis ... Himself

Season 13, Episode 23: Vivienne Westwood

8 April 1990
Profile of fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Jasper Conran ... Himself

Malcolm McLaren ... Himself

Vivienne Westwood ... Herself
Peter York ... Himself

Season 13, Episode 24: Hindemith: A Pilgrim's Progress

14 April 1990
Biography about Paul Hindemith, his opera Mathis der Maler and his persecution under the Nazis.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

John Gielgud ... Narrator (voice)

Ronald Pickup ... Narrator (voice)

Season 13, Episode 25: Robert Altman

22 April 1990


Robert Altman ... Himself

Ludi Boeken ... Himself - Interviewee
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Julian Mitchell ... Himself - Interviewee

Paul Rhys ... Himself - Interviewee

Tim Roth ... Himself - Interviewee

Season 14


Season 14, Episode 1: George Michael

2 September 1990

Season 14, Episode 10: Alan Parker

25 November 1990


Alan Parker ... Himself

Season 14, Episode 14: Stan Laurel: The Last Laugh

6 January 1991
A celebration of the English comedian Stan Laurel,the creative genius behind the films of Laurel and Hardy
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Richard Bann ... Himself
Booth Colman ... Himself
Ronnie Hazlehurst ... Himself
Lois Laurel ... Herself
Trudy Marshall ... Herself
Eddie Quillan ... Himself

Hal Roach ... Himself
Roy Seawright ... Himself
Randy Skretvedt ... Himself

Season 14, Episode 21: Steve Martin

24 February 1991


Steve Martin ... Himself

Season 14, Episode 23: Kiri Te Kanawa

29 March 1991

Georg Solti ... Himself (as Sir Georg Solti)
Kiri Te Kanawa ... Herself

Season 15


Season 15, Episode 3: Terry Gilliam

6 October 1991


Terry Gilliam ... Himself

Season 15, Episode 7: John Osborne

3 November 1991

John Osborne ... Himself

Season 15, Episode 10: Jose Carreras: A Life Story

24 November 1991

Season 15, Episode 13: Douglas Adams

5 January 1992
Documentary about the mostly harmless science fiction writer Douglas Adams.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Douglas Adams ... Himself
Michael Bywater ... Dirk Gently
Richard Dawkins ... Himself
David Dixon ... Ford Prefect
Sue Freestone ... Herself

Stephen Fry ... Himself
Peter Jones ... The Book (voice)

Simon Jones ... Arthur Dent
John Lloyd ... Himself
Stephen Moore ... Marvin (voice)
Geoffrey Perkins ... Himself
Paul Shearer ... Electric Monk / Richard MacDuff
Tanya Wade ... Secretary / Woman in hotel (as Tania Wade)
Leueen Willoughby ... Herself
Michael Cule ... Vogon Guard (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 15, Episode 14: Lenny Henry Hunts the Funk

12 January 1992

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

George Clinton ... Himself

Lenny Henry ... Himself

Season 15, Episode 15: Cecilia Bartoli: A Portrait

28 January 1992

Cecilia Bartoli ... Herself

Season 15, Episode 18: Time Seen as a Road

9 February 1992

Season 15, Episode 21: Noel Coward

1 March 1992


John Gielgud ... Himself
Daniel Massey ... Himself

John Mills ... Himself

Season 15, Episode 25: The Making of Sgt. Pepper

14 June 1992


George Martin ... Himself

Paul McCartney ... Himself

Season 16


Season 16, Episode 1: Episode #16.1

4 October 1992


Billy Connolly ... Himself

Season 16, Episode 2: Alice Walker

11 October 1992

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Alice Walker ... Herself

Season 16, Episode 6: George Formby

8 November 1992

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Beryl Formby ... Herself (archive footage)
George Formby ... Himself / Various (archive footage)
Daniel Wiles ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Season 16, Episode 7: Sir Richard Attenborough

15 November 1992


David Attenborough ... Himself

Richard Attenborough ... Himself

John Barry ... Himself
Martin Baum ... Himself
Anne V. Coates ... Herself

Robert Downey Jr. ... Himself
Bryan Forbes ... Himself
Philip French ... Himself

William Goldman ... Himself
Michael Grade ... Himself
Diana Hawkins ... Herself

Anthony Hopkins ... Himself

Ben Kingsley ... Himself

John Mills ... Himself

Sven Nykvist ... Himself
David Puttnam ... Himself

Steven Spielberg ... Himself
David Tomblin ... Himself

Season 16, Episode 12: Monserrat Caballe

31 January 1993

Season 16, Episode 17: I, Berlioz

7 March 1993

Agnes Habereder ... Cassandra
Vesselina Kasarova ... Anna

Corin Redgrave ... Berlioz
Anne Sofie von Otter ... Marguerite

Season 16, Episode 25: Norman Wisdom

22 August 1993


Norman Wisdom ... Himself
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Hugh Stewart ... Himself
Richard Dacre ... Himself

Season 17


Season 17, Episode 2: Willy Russell

19 September 1993

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Season 17, Episode 3: Ken Loach

3 October 1993


Ken Loach ... Himself

Season 17, Episode 7: Sylvie Guillem

31 October 1993

Sylvie Guillem ... Herself

Season 17, Episode 9: Lynda La Plante

14 November 1993

Lynda La Plante ... Herself

Season 17, Episode 11: John Lloyd's A-Z of Comedy: Part 1

28 November 1993


Stephen Fry ... Himself
Gareth Hale ... Himself
John Lloyd ... Himself
Norman Pace ... Himself

Season 17, Episode 12: John Lloyd's A-Z of Comedy: Part 2

5 December 1993

Jo Brand ... Herself
Roy 'Chubby' Brown ... Himself
Jim Davidson ... Himself

Alan Davies ... Himself
Jack Dee ... Himself

Harry Enfield ... Himself
Brenda Gilhooly ... Gayle Tuesday / Herself
Jeff Green ... Himself

Lenny Henry ... Himself
Paul Jackson ... Himself
John Lloyd ... Himself
Bob Mills ... Himself
Owen O'Neill ... Himself
Alexei Sayle ... Himself

Season 17, Episode 15: Darker Than Me

6 February 1994


David Alan Grier ... Himself
Cleo Hayes ... Herself

Lenny Henry ... Himself
Robin Montague ... Herself

Paul Mooney ... Himself

Thea Vidale ... Herself

Keenen Ivory Wayans ... Himself

Season 17, Episode 22: Dawn French on Big Women

17 April 1994

Jo Brand ... Herself
Alison Moyet ... Herself

Julie T. Wallace ... Herself

Vivienne Westwood ... Herself

Season 18


Season 18, Episode 1: Kenneth Williams

18 September 1994

Russell Davies ... Himself
Fenella Fielding ... Herself
Peter Nichols ... Himself
Peter Rogers ... Himself
Alan Simpson ... Himself
Barry Took ... Himself

Barbara Windsor ... Herself

Season 18, Episode 2: Marilyn Horne

25 September 1994

Marilyn Horne ... Herself

Season 18, Episode 3: New Generation Poets

2 October 1994

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Season 18, Episode 9: Dame Thora Hird

13 November 1994

Thora Hird ... Herself

Season 18, Episode 18: Edward Albee

5 March 1995


Edward Albee ... Himself

John Guare ... Himself
Anthony Page ... Himself

Season 18, Episode 19: Jodie Foster

12 March 1995

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Season 18, Episode 21: Women of Country Music

2 April 1995
Documentary about the current renaissance of country music, headed by female acts whose sophisticated sounds have picked up fans from all age groups. Features an outline of the career of Kathy Mattea. Contributions from Mary Chaplin Carpenter, Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself
Kathy Mattea ... Herself

Season 19


Season 19, Episode 1: Clint Eastwood

10 September 1995


Clint Eastwood ... Himself

Season 19, Episode 6: Jimmy Nail

15 October 1995

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 19, Episode 8: Coronation Street

5 November 1995

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Jean Alexander ... Herself
Tim Aspinall ... Himself
Beryl Bainbridge ... Herself
Amanda Barrie ... Herself
Elizabeth Bradley ... Herself
Johnny Briggs ... Himself
Nicholas Cochrane ... Himself
Frank Cottrell Boyce ... Himself (as Frank Cottrell-Boyce)
Elizabeth Dawn ... Herself
Eileen Derbyshire ... Herself
Betty Driver ... Herself
Tom Eliott ... Himself (as Tom Elliott)
Gaynor Faye ... Herself

Angela Griffin ... Herself
Sherrie Hewson ... Herself
Kevin Kennedy ... Himself

Sarah Lancashire ... Herself
Charles Lawson ... Himself

Ian Mercer ... Himself
Frank Mills ... Himself
Ken Morley ... Himself

Mike Newell ... Himself

Paul O'Grady ... Himself
Julian Roach ... Himself
William Roache ... Himself
Tracy Shaw ... Herself
John Stevenson ... Himself

William Tarmey ... Himself
Tony Warren ... Himself
Helen Worth ... Herself

Season 19, Episode 10: Wynton Marsalis in New York

19 November 1995

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Season 19, Episode 11: The Faces of Elaine Paige

7 April 1996

Elaine Paige ... Herself

Season 19, Episode 12: Sting

14 April 1996


Sting ... Himself

Season 19, Episode 13: Albert Finney

28 April 1996


Albert Finney ... Himself

Season 19, Episode 16: Vermeer: Light, Love and Silence

19 May 1996

John Berger ... Himself
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Jonathan Miller ... Himself

Season 19, Episode 18: Baaba Maal

2 June 1996

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Season 19, Episode 19: Wynton Marsalis 2 - New Orleans

21 July 1996

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Wynton Marsalis ... Himself

Season 20


Season 20, Episode 2: Sir John Mills

22 September 1996


John Mills ... Himself

Season 20, Episode 6: Michael Collins

27 October 1996
This program analyzes the great rebel leader Michael Collins and his commitment to a free Ireland, the truth and the facts behind the myth in the light of Neil Jordan's (at the time) upcoming film, released in 1996. Jordan's film was such an important and awaited project in Ireland that even the IRA revolutionaries, protestants, catholics, all parties declared a cease fire through the whole film shooting period in 1995. Historians discuss the real Collins while Jordan discusses about his epic movie.
Mary Banotti Mep ... Herself - Michael Collins's Niece
Tim Pat Coogan ... Himself - Biographer of Michael Collins
Michael Dewar ... Himself - Counter-Insurgency Expert (as Col. Michael Dewar)
David Ervine ... Himself - Spokesman for the Progressive Unionist Party

Neil Jordan ... Himself
Ed Moloney ... Himself - Northern Editor, The Sunday Tribune

Liam Neeson ... Himself
Tom Paulin ... Himself - Critic and Playwright
John Regan ... Himself - Historian

Stephen Woolley ... Himself - Producer 'Michael Collins'

Season 20, Episode 8: Jimmy McGovern

17 November 1996

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Jimmy McGovern ... Himself

Season 20, Episode 9: Peter Allen: The Boy from Oz

24 November 1996

Peter Allen ... Himself (archive footage)

Ann-Margret ... Herself

Carole Bayer Sager ... Herself

Bernadette Peters ... Herself - Guest

Lily Tomlin ... Herself

Season 20, Episode 11: Maggi Hablin

12 January 1997

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 20, Episode 15: Gilbert and George: Part 1

9 February 1997

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Gilbert Prousch ... Himself (as Gilbert Proesch)
George Passmore ... Himself
Andrew Graham-Dixon ... Himself
Sarah Kent ... Herself
Norman Rosenthal ... Himself
David Sylvester ... Himself

Season 20, Episode 16: Gilbert and George: Part 2

16 February 1997

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Gilbert Prousch ... Himself (as Gilbert Proesch)
George Passmore ... Himself

Season 20, Episode 19: David Helfgott

22 June 1997

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself
David Helfgott ... Himself

Season 20, Episode 20: Paul Auster

6 July 1997

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Season 21


Season 21, Episode 3: Kay Mellor

2 November 1997

Kay Mellor ... Herself
Gaynor Faye ... Herself
Tony Earnshaw ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 21, Episode 10: Saul Zaentz: A Tribute

1 February 1998

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Juliette Binoche ... Herself

Milos Forman ... Himself

Anthony Minghella ... Himself

Saul Zaentz ... Himself

Season 21, Episode 11: Gillian Wearing/Gary Hume

18 January 1998

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Season 22


Season 22, Episode 1: Ossie Clark 1

8 November 1998

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 22, Episode 2: Ossie Clark 2

15 November 1998

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 22, Episode 7: Petula Clark

20 December 1998


Petula Clark ... Herself

Season 22, Episode 12: Anish Kapoor

21 February 1999

Anish Kapoor ... Himself

Season 22, Episode 13: New South African Artists

28 February 1999

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 22, Episode 16: Episode #22.16

4 April 1999

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Dolly Parton ... Herself

Season 23


Season 23, Episode 1: Paul Merton

26 September 1999

Julian Clary ... Himself
Paul Merton ... Himself
Jim Sweeney ... Himself
Richard Vranch ... Himself

Season 23, Episode 10: Yoko Ono

5 December 1999


David Frost ... Himself

Eric Idle ... Rutles Narrator
Neil Innes ... Ron Nasty

John Lennon ... Himself

Yoko Ono ... Herself
Camille Paglia ... Herself

Gwen Taylor ... Chastity

Season 23, Episode 11: Cher

11 December 1999

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Cher ... Herself

Tina Turner ... Herself

Season 23, Episode 16: Michael Douglas

21 February 2000

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 23, Episode 17: Chuck Close

5 March 2000

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 24


Season 24, Episode 1: The Beautiful Game

1 October 2000

Michael Bernardin ... Referee
Keith Bookman ... Thug
Ben Elton ... Himself
Ben Goddard ... Del
Jamie Golding ... Daniel
Nic Greenshields ... Jacob
Frank Grimes ... Father O'Donnell
Simon Humphrey ... Simon

Andrew Lloyd Webber ... Himself
Dale Meeks ... Ginger
Michael Shaeffer ... Thomas
David Shannon ... John
Alex Sharpe ... Bernadette

Alex Splendore ... Patrick
Hannah Waddingham ... Christine
Josie Walker ... Mary

Season 24, Episode 3: Joyce Carol Oates on Marilyn Monroe

15 October 2000

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 24, Episode 6: George Macdonald Fraser

12 November 2000

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 24, Episode 7: Courtney Pine

19 November 2000

Courtney Pine ... Himself

Season 24, Episode 10: Marlene Dumas & Jemima Stehl

10 December 2000

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 24, Episode 12: Tom Jones

24 December 2000


Tom Jones ... Himself

Season 24, Episode 14: Shirin Neshat

18 February 2001

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 24, Episode 17: Greta Garbo

11 March 2001


Signe Hasso ... Herself
Karen Morley ... Herself

Luise Rainer ... Herself

Season 24, Episode 19: Bill Bryson

25 March 2001

Bill Bryson ... Himself

Season 24, Episode 20: Ian Rankin

1 July 2001

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Ian Rankin ... Himself

Season 24, Episode 22: Edmund White

22 July 2001

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 24, Episode 23: Steve Coogan

5 August 2001

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Peter Baynham ... Himself

Steve Coogan ... Himself

Armando Iannucci ... Himself

Patrick Marber ... Himself
Henry Normal ... Himself
Frank Skinner ... Himself

John Thomson ... Himself

Season 24, Episode 24: Ravi Shankar

12 August 2001


Ravi Shankar ... Himself

Season 24, Episode 25: Tracey Emin

19 August 2001

Tracey Emin ... Herself

Season 25


Season 25, Episode 3: Rachel Whiteread

28 October 2001

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 25, Episode 6: The Lord of the Rings

16 December 2001


Terry Pratchett ... Himself

Season 25, Episode 8: The Sopranos

10 February 2002

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 25, Episode 11: Meera Syal

24 March 2002


Meera Syal ... Herself

Season 25, Episode 15: R.E.M

9 May 2002

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 25, Episode 17: Cinema of Fire: Iranian Cinema

30 June 2002

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 26


Season 26, Episode 1: Mike Leigh

13 October 2002

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Mike Leigh ... Himself
Simon Channing Williams ... Himself
Derek Malcolm ... Himself

Lesley Manville ... Herself
Adam Mars-Jones ... Himself
Jonathan Romney ... Himself

Timothy Spall ... Himself - Guest

Alison Steadman ... Herself

Season 26, Episode 6: Joan Rivers

24 November 2002

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Boy George ... Himself

Graham Norton ... Himself

Joan Rivers ... Herself

Melissa Rivers ... Herself

Season 26, Episode 8: James MacMillan

5 January 2003

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself
James MacMillan ... Himself

Season 26, Episode 14: Caryl Phillips

15 April 2003
Filmed in London, Leeds and St Kitts, this documentary film explores the life and work of novelist and playwright, Caryl Phillips. Phillips, born in the West Indies but brought up in Leeds, has written extensively about notions of home and his colonial inheritance both in his novels but also in his non-fiction. We follow the author back to the West Indies of his birth but also to Leeds where his fascination and examination of ideas of identity and belonging is matched only by his obsession with Leeds United Football Club.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Host
Linton Kwesi Johnson ... Himself

Season 26, Episode 19: The Real George Orwell

27 July 2003

Season 26, Episode 21: The Songwriting World of Nick Cave

10 August 2003
Documentary profile of one of the most original singer-songwriters, occasional novelist and now screenwriter, of the past 30 years. Filmed in London, Berlin and Bury-St-Edmunds, and built around a candid interview with Cave, the documentary looks at his early work but also examines his deep interest in dark love songs.

Nick Cave ... Himself
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 26, Episode 25: Ewan McGregor

21 September 2003


Danny Boyle ... Himself
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
John Hodge ... Himself

Denis Lawson ... Himself
Andrew Macdonald ... Himself

Ewan McGregor ... Himself

Renée Zellweger ... Herself

Season 27


Season 27, Episode 1: The Boy

19 October 2003

Germaine Greer ... Herself - Presenter

Season 27, Episode 2: Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

7 December 2003

Season 27, Episode 3: Television Drama: Part 1

1 February 2004

Paul Abbott ... Himself
Louise Berridge ... Herself
Peter Berry ... Himself
Maureen Chadwick ... Herself
Kathryn Flett ... Herself
Leslie Grantham ... Himself
Germaine Greer ... Herself
Debbie Horsfield ... Herself
Paul Marquess ... Himself
Jimmy McGovern ... Himself
Anne McManus ... Herself
Cyril Nri ... Himself
Sarah Phelps ... Herself
Phil Redmond ... Himself
William Roache ... Himself
Damian Wayling ... Himself
Mal Young ... Himself

Season 27, Episode 4: Television Drama: Part 2

8 February 2004

Paul Abbott ... Himself

Russell T. Davies ... Himself

Christopher Eccleston ... Himself
Nick Elliott ... Himself
Roger Graef ... Himself

Paul Greengrass ... Himself
Alkarim Jivani ... Himself
Mark Lawson ... Himself
David Liddiment ... Herself
Tony Marchand ... Himself
Jimmy McGovern ... Himself

Abi Morgan ... Herself

David Morrissey ... Himself (as David Morrisey)

James Nesbitt ... Himself
Stephen Poliakoff ... Himself

Jeff Pope ... Himself

Lesley Sharp ... Herself
Nicola Shindler ... Herself
Jane Tranter ... Herself
John Yorke ... Himself

Season 27, Episode 5: Jamie Cullum

22 February 2004


Jamie Cullum ... Himself

Season 27, Episode 6: The Wilson Twins

7 March 2004

Justine Frischmann ... Presenter

Season 27, Episode 7: John Lennon's Jukebox

14 March 2004
In the mid-1960s, John Lennon bought a portable jukebox and stocked it with 40 of his favorite 45-rpm records. This documentary showcases those songs and uses them to explore Lennon's musical tastes and influences. Featured are interviews with many of the artists whose songs were in Lennon's jukebox.
Fontella Bass ... Herself
Gary U.S. Bonds ... Himself
Bruce Channel ... Himself

Steve Cropper ... Himself

Donovan ... Himself
Ronald Isley ... Himself

Jerry Leiber ... Himself

John Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)
Delbert McClinton ... Himself

John Sebastian ... Himself

Sting ... Himself
Mike Stoller ... Himself

Season 27, Episode 8: Jack Vettriano

21 March 2004

Jack Vettriano ... Himself

Season 27, Episode 9: The Dance Theatre of Harlem

4 April 2004

Arthur Mitchell ... Himself

Season 27, Episode 10: Jeanette Winterson

2 May 2004

Jeanette Winterson ... Herself

Season 27, Episode 11: Johnny Hallyday

9 May 2004


Johnny Hallyday ... Himself

Season 27, Episode 12: Othello

16 May 2004

Jonathan Bate ... Himself
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
David Dabydeen ... Himself
Lisa Dillon ... Herself

Nelson George ... Himself

Anthony Hopkins ... Othello (archive footage)
Jackie Kay ... Herself
Sello Maake ... Himself
Jonathan Miller ... Himself

Laurence Olivier ... Othello (archive footage)
Susie Orbach ... Herself

Paul Robeson ... Othello (archive footage)

Antony Sher ... Himself (as Sir Antony Sher)

Orson Welles ... Othello (archive footage)

Season 27, Episode 13: Sir Ian McKellen

29 June 2004


Ian McKellen ... Himself

Season 28


Season 28, Episode 1: Street Music Stories

22 August 2004
Shot in the London Underground and the city's streets and squares, this documentary interweaves the lives and performances of four London buskers. They sometimes struggle to keep afloat - and noticed - but their lives are also enriched by small successes and their unique relationships with their ever-changing audience and performing environment.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Season 28, Episode 2: Ronnie Wood

5 September 2004


Ron Wood ... Himself (as Ronnie Wood)
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Andrea Corr ... Herself (archive footage)

Sharon Corr ... Herself (archive footage)
Jools Holland ... Himself

Michael Imperioli ... Himself
Elizabeth Jagger ... Herself

Mick Jagger ... Himself (archive footage)
Kenney Jones ... Himself (archive footage)
Ronnie Lane ... Himself (archive footage)

Keith Richards ... Himself (archive footage)

Theodora Richards ... Herself

Slash ... Himself (archive footage)

Rod Stewart ... Himself

Charlie Watts ... Himself (archive footage)
Jo Wood ... Herself

Season 28, Episode 4: Malcolm Arnold: Toward the Unknown Region: Part 1

26 September 2004

Malcolm Arnold ... Himself

Richard Attenborough ... Himself
Thomas Beecham ... Himself (archive footage)

Jon Lord ... Himself

Hayley Mills ... Herself

Season 28, Episode 5: Malcolm Arnold: Toward the Unknown Region: Part 2

3 October 2004

Malcolm Arnold ... Himself
Julian Lloyd Webber ... Himself

Tim Rice ... Himself

Season 28, Episode 7: Michael Frayn

14 November 2004


Roger Allam ... Willy Brandt
Michael Blakemore ... Himself
Michael Frayn ... Himself
Ian McEwan ... Himself

Claire Tomalin ... Herself

Season 28, Episode 8: The Darkness

21 November 2004

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Justin Hawkins ... Himself

Season 28, Episode 9: Iggy Pop

5 December 2004

Ron Asheton ... Himself
Leee Black Childers ... Himself

Wayne Kramer ... Himself

Iggy Pop ... Himself

Season 28, Episode 10: Ruth Rendell

12 December 2004

P.D. James ... Herself
Ruth Rendell ... Herself

Season 28, Episode 11: Howard Goodall

19 December 2004

Howard Goodall ... Himself

Season 28, Episode 12: Pete 'n' Dud: The Lost Shows

1 January 2005


Rob Brydon ... Himself

Peter Cook ... Himself (archive footage)

Dudley Moore ... Himself (archive footage)

Margaret Nolan

Season 28, Episode 18: John Boorman

10 April 2005


Juliette Binoche ... Herself

John Boorman ... Himself

Samuel L. Jackson ... Himself
Derek Malcolm ... Himself

Desmond Tutu ... Himself

Season 28, Episode 22: Paul Abbott

15 May 2005

Paul Abbott ... Himself

Season 29


Season 29, Episode 1: Margot Fonteyn: Part 1

7 August 2005

Season 29, Episode 2: Margot Fonteyn: Part 2

14 August 2005

Season 29, Episode 3: Sophie Calle

21 August 2005

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Season 29, Episode 4: Karl Jenkins

11 September 2005

Season 29, Episode 5: Eric Sykes

18 September 2005


Ken Dodd ... Himself

Peter Hall ... Himself
Denis Norden ... Himself

Michael Palin ... Himself

Eric Sykes ... Himself
Jimmy Tarbuck ... Himself

Season 29, Episode 6: Maxim Vengerov

2 October 2005

Season 29, Episode 7: Alan Bennett

9 October 2005


Samuel Barnett ... Himself

Alan Bennett ... Himself

James Corden ... Himself

Frances de la Tour ... Herself

Richard Griffiths ... Himself

Nicholas Hytner ... Himself

Andrew Knott ... Himself
Clive Merrison ... Himself

Jamie Parker ... Himself

Russell Tovey ... Himself

Season 29, Episode 8: Pablo Trapero, Lucrecia Martel, Daniel Burman

16 October 2005

Season 29, Episode 9: Michael Winterbottom

23 October 2005
A look at Michael Winterbottom's new film, _Cock and Bull Story, A (2005)_.

Rob Brydon ... Himself

Steve Coogan ... Himself

Stephen Fry ... Himself

Dylan Moran ... Himself

Michael Winterbottom ... Himself

Season 29, Episode 10: Peter Hall- 50 Years in Theatre: Part 1

30 October 2005


Judi Dench ... Herself

Peter Hall ... Himself
Trevor Nunn ... Himself
Harold Pinter ... Himself

Season 29, Episode 11: Peter Hall- 50 Years in Theatre: Part 2

6 November 2005

Michael Billington ... Himself

Judi Dench ... Herself

Peter Hall ... Himself

Rebecca Hall ... Herself

David Hare ... Himself

Felicity Kendal ... Herself
Trevor Nunn ... Himself
Harold Pinter ... Himself
Jan Younghusband ... Herself

Season 29, Episode 12: Little Britain

25 December 2005


Rob Brydon ... Himself

Ronnie Corbett ... Himself

Elton John ... Himself

Matt Lucas ... Himself
Bob Mortimer ... Himself
Vic Reeves ... Himself

Ken Russell ... Himself

Imelda Staunton ... Herself

David Walliams ... Himself

Season 29, Episode 13: Episode #29.13

????

Season 29, Episode 14: Manga Mania

19 February 2006

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Paul Gravett ... Himself
Jamie Hewlett ... Himself
Kazuo Koike ... Himself

Hayao Miyazaki ... Himself
Katsuhiro Ohtomo ... Himself

Season 29, Episode 15: Jacqueline Wilson

5 March 2006

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Jacqueline Wilson ... Herself

Season 29, Episode 16: John Rutter

12 March 2006

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 29, Episode 17: PD James

26 March 2006

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
P.D. James ... Herself

Season 29, Episode 18: Dusty Springfield

9 April 2006

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Burt Bacharach ... Himself
Daniel DiCriscio ... Himself

Ahmet Ertegun ... Himself

Nelson George ... Himself

Billie Jean King ... Herself
Chris Lowe ... Himself
Arif Mardin ... Himself
Lee Middleton ... Herself (as Lee Everett)
Peter Miles ... Himself
Charles Shaar Murray ... Himself
Camille Paglia ... Herself
Carole Pope ... Herself
Neil Tennant ... Himself
Baby Washington ... Himself
Vicki Wickham ... Herself

Season 30


Season 30, Episode 4: Irvine Welsh

1 October 2006
A look at Irvine Welsh's latest novel "Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs". Includes dramatic reenactments of parts of the novel and an interview with Irvine Welsh.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Sean Hay ... Narrator

Ruaraidh Murray ... Skinner

Irvine Welsh ... Himself
Alec Westwood ... De Fretais

Season 30, Episode 5: Monty Python's Spamalot

15 October 2006

Melvyn Bragg ... Narrator (voice)

John Cleese ... Himself

Tim Curry ... Himself / King Arthur
John Du Prez ... Himself

Terry Gilliam ... Himself
Tim Hatley ... Himself

Eric Idle ... Himself

Eddie Izzard ... Himself

Terry Jones ... Himself
John Lahr ... Himself

Mike Nichols ... Himself
Benedict Nightingale ... Himself

Michael Palin ... Himself
Darren Southworth ... Himself
Hannah Waddingham ... Herself / The Lady of the Lake

Season 30, Episode 6: Clare Tomalin on Thomas Hardy

22 October 2006

Season 30, Episode 7: Sue Townsend

29 October 2006

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Sherrie Hewson ... Herself - Reader

Martin Jarvis ... Himself - Reader

Stephen Mangan ... Himself - Reader
Sue Townsend ... Herself

Season 30, Episode 9: George Michael: I'm Your Man

17 November 2006
Melvyn Bragg interviews George Michael regarding Michael's return to touring on the "25 Live" tour, as well as George Michael performs in the studio rehearsing songs for the tour.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

George Michael ... Himself
Andrew Ridgeley ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 30, Episode 10: Peter Blake

19 November 2006

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Peter Blake ... Himself

Season 30, Episode 11: Nick Park & Aardman Animations

26 November 2006

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Nick Park ... Himself

Season 30, Episode 12: Steve Reich

10 December 2006

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Brian Eno ... Himself
Michael Nyman ... Himself
Steve Reich ... Himself

Season 30, Episode 13: Grayson Perry

17 December 2006

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Grayson Perry ... Himself

Season 30, Episode 14: W.H. Auden

18 February 2007

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
W.H. Auden ... Himself (archive footage)

Alan Bennett ... Himself
John Fuller ... Himself
Andrew Motion ... Himself
Philip Pendrell-Smith ... Himself
Alexander McCall Smith ... Himself
Shirley Williams ... Herself (as Baroness Shirley Williams)

John Woodvine ... Readings (voice)

Season 30, Episode 15: Victoria Wood

11 March 2007

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Gavin Millar ... Himself

Maxine Peake ... Herself

David Threlfall ... Himself
Victoria Wood ... Herself

Season 30, Episode 16: Humphrey Lyttelton

25 March 2007

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Humphrey Lyttelton ... Himself
Digby Fairweather ... Himself
Tim Brooke-Taylor ... Himself
Wally Fawkes ... Himself (as Wally 'Trog' Fawkes)
Dave Gelly ... Himself
Barry Cryer ... Himself
Graeme Garden ... Himself
Jon Naismith ... Himself
Iain Pattinson ... Himself
Adrian Macintosh ... Himself
Jo Fooks ... Herself
Karen Sharp ... Herself

Louis Armstrong ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jeremy Hardy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tony Hawks ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 30, Episode 17: Isabel Allende

22 April 2007

Isabel Allende ... Herself

Season 30, Episode 19: Jarvis Cocker: Running the World

10 June 2007

Season 30, Episode 24: Ian McMillan: The Bard of Barnsley

15 July 2007

Season 30, Episode 25: Emma Kirkby: The Unsung Heroine

22 July 2007

Season 30, Episode 26: June Whitfield

29 July 2007

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Suzy Aitchison ... Herself

Alan J.W. Bell ... Himself
Julian Clary ... Himself
Ray Galton ... Himself
Roy Hudd ... Himself

Joanna Lumley ... Herself
Denis Norden ... Himself

Jennifer Saunders ... Herself
Alan Simpson ... Himself
June Whitfield ... Herself
Peter Whitmore ... Himself

Season 31


Season 31, Episode 1: Joan Didion

23 September 2007

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Joan Didion ... Herself

Season 31, Episode 2: The Last Laugh: John Bird and John Fortune

????

John Bird
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

John Fortune

Season 31, Episode 3: Robbie Coltrane

24 September 2006

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Season 31, Episode 4: Lang Lang

10 February 2008
Chronicling the career of the virtuoso pianist Lang Lang from his humble beginnings in China to international acclaim as the first Chinese pianist to be engaged with major western orchestras.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Lang Lang ... Himself

Season 31, Episode 5: Annie Lennox

25 November 2007

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Annie Lennox ... Herself

Season 31, Episode 6: Eric Clapton

6 December 1987

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Eric Clapton ... Himself

Season 31, Episode 7: Episode #31.7

????

Season 31, Episode 8: Lorenzo Da Ponte

5 November 2006

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Romolo Bruni ... Lorenzo Da Ponte

Season 31, Episode 9: Tim Burton

27 January 2008


Helena Bonham Carter ... Herself
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Tim Burton ... Himself

Johnny Depp ... Himself

Season 31, Episode 10: Episode #31.10

????

Season 31, Episode 11: Episode #31.11

????

Season 31, Episode 12: Liza Minnelli

4 May 2008
Filmed on her latest world tour, with exclusive footage of her performing some of her most iconic songs, the South Bank Show looks at Liza's relationship with her tormented mother, Judy Garland, and her fight to be recognized on her own terms - which eventually established her as one of the world's great show business icons.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Paul Gambaccini ... Himself

Liza Minnelli ... Herself
Siouxsie Sioux ... Herself
Neil Tennant ... Himself

Season 31, Episode 14: Mark Wallinger

4 March 2007

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Season 31, Episode 17: The Scorsese of the North, Shane Meadows

29 April 2007

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Paddy Considine ... Himself

Stephen Graham ... Himself
Mark Herbert ... Himself

Shane Meadows ... Himself

Tessa Ross ... Herself

Thomas Turgoose ... Himself

Stephen Woolley ... Himself

Season 31, Episode 29: The Mersey Sound

7 October 2007


Season 32


Season 32, Episode 4: The Nutcracker Story

26 December 2007

Matthew Bourne ... Himself

Elle Fanning ... Herself / Mary (also archive footage)
Valery Gergiev ... Himself (conductor) (archive footage)
Irina Golub ... Masha in 'The Nutcracker' (archive footage)
Anthony Holden ... Himself

Andrey Konchalovskiy ... Himself
Alexander Kulikov ... The Nutcracker (archive footage)

Nathan Lane ... Himself / Uncle Albert (also archive footage)

Simon Russell Beale ... Narrator (voice)

Ken Russell ... Himself
Marina Warner ... Herself
Peter Wright ... Himself (as Sir Peter Wright)

Season 32, Episode 5: Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic

6 January 2008


Kevin Spacey ... Himself

Season 32, Episode 7: David McVicar's Salome: A Work in Process

9 March 2008
Observational documentary following the opera from early stages to first night at The Royal Opera House.
David McVicar ... Stage Director
Nadja Michael ... Salome

Duncan Meadows ... Namaan -The Executioner

Season 34


Season 34, Episode 1: The Streets

20 September 2008
Profile of one of Britain's most original and cutting-edge rapper-songwriters. This documentary takes us from Skinner's roots in suburban Birmingham to stardom in the early 2000's.
Mike Skinner ... Himself

Season 34, Episode 3: Bond

22 October 2008

Ken Adam ... Himself

Mathieu Amalric ... Himself
David Arnold ... Himself

John Barry ... Himself

Honor Blackman ... Herself
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Barbara Broccoli ... Herself

Sean Connery ... Himself

Daniel Craig ... Himself

Judi Dench ... Herself

Marc Forster ... Himself

Olga Kurylenko ... Herself

Michael G. Wilson ... Himself

Season 35


Season 35, Episode 1: 2008 Awards

28 January 2009

Season 35, Episode 3: The Tempest

8 February 2009

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 36


Season 36, Episode 4: Pixar

11 October 2009


Ron Clements ... Himself

John Lasseter ... Himself

John Musker ... Himself

Season 36, Episode 11: 2009 Awards

31 January 2010

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Host

Billy Connolly ... Himself
Adam Tandy ... Himself

Rob Brydon ... Himself
Wendy Brazington ... Herself

Andrew Lloyd Webber ... Himself (also archive footage)
Louise Hunt ... Herself

Sierra Boggess ... Herself
Tamara Rojo ... Herself
David Brindley ... Himself

Jarvis Cocker ... Himself

Florence Welch ... Herself
Grayson Perry ... Himself
Anish Kapoor ... Himself

Rachel Weisz ... Herself

Andrea Arnold ... Herself
Julian Lloyd Webber ... Himself

Dominic West ... Himself
Rob Ashford ... Himself
P.D. James ... Herself
Adam Foulds ... Himself

Jude Law ... Himself
Rolando Villazón ... Himself
Peter Grimes ... Himself
David Alden ... Himself

Jo Whiley ... Herself
Julie McNamara ... Herself
Allison Ulson ... Herself

Ian McKellen ... Himself
David Blandy ... Himself

David Attenborough ... Himself (as Sir David Attenborough)
Clive James ... Himself
Francis Bacon ... Himself (archive footage)
Victoria Wood ... Herself

Alan Bennett ... Himself (archive footage)

Paul McCartney ... Himself (archive footage)

Luciano Pavarotti ... Himself (archive footage)
Beryl Bainbridge ... Herself

Alec Guinness ... Himself (archive footage)

Ingmar Bergman ... Himself (archive footage)

Prince Charles ... Himself (as HRH The Prince Of Wales)

Season 38


Season 38, Episode 3: Grime, Bow and How UK Hip-hop Found Its Voice

18 May 2012
Documentary exploring the emergence of Grime music in London's East End, featuring Dizzee Rascal, Tinchy Stryder and other DJ's and commentators. The film also examines how UK Hip Hop found it's own identity and finally shrugged off the all pervasive influence of the USA.
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Dizzee Rascal ... Himself
Tinchy Stryder ... Himself
Trevor Nelson ... Himself
Bee Jazzy ... Himself

Season 40


Season 40, Episode 1: John Lloyd

22 May 2014

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Rowan Atkinson

Stephen Fry ... Himself
John Lloyd

Season 40, Episode 2: Kate Atkinson

29 May 2014

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Season 40, Episode 3: Abi Morgan

5 June 2014

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter

Unknown Season


African-American Humor

15 November 1994


Lenny Henry ... Himself - Host

Alfie Boe

16 May 2013

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Alison Balsam

2 May 2013

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Angel Blue

19 June 2014

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Arts Review 1990

28 December 1990

Linda Agran ... Herself
Clint Boon ... Himself (as Inspiral Carpets)
A.S. Byatt ... Herself
Jane Glover ... Herself

William Goldman ... Himself
Irek Mukhamedov ... Himself
Ned Sherrin ... Himself

Britart: Painting Is Back

23 May 2013

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

British Comedy Special

14 November 1994

John Lloyd ... Himself - Host

Daniel Radcliffe

26 June 2014

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

David Hare

25 April 2013

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

King Lear

12 June 2014

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Tamara Rojo

9 May 2013

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

The South Bank Show Awards

2 March 1997


Richard Attenborough ... Himself
Beryl Bainbridge ... Herself - Presenter, Literature Award
Cherie Blair ... Herself - Presenter, Outstanding Achievement Award

Tony Blair ... Himself
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Host
Darcey Bussell ... Herself - Presenter, Dance Award
Barbara Cartland ... Herself

Steve Coogan ... Himself - Presenter, Comedy Award
Tracey Emin ... Herself - Presenter, Visual Arts Award
Maria Ewing ... Herself - Presenter, Opera Award
Evelyn Glennie ... Herself

Peter Hall ... Himself

Emmylou Harris ... Herself

Neil Jordan ... Himself

Joanna Lumley ... Herself - Presenter, TV Drama Award
Jimmy McGovern ... Himself

John Mills ... Himself - Presenter, Cinema Award

Helen Mirren ... Herself - Presenter, Theatre Award
Harold Pinter ... Himself

Diana Rigg ... Herself

Salman Rushdie ... Himself
Gerald Scarfe ... Himself

David Suchet ... Himself
Victoria Wood ... Herself

Tim Minchin

18 April 2013

Melvyn Bragg ... Himself

Episode dated 26 January 2003

26 January 2003


Diana Rigg ... Herself

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