Politics and Government, Diplomacy, Foreign Aid, Intelligence/Interrogation

Last Edited: 02-Jan-2016 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.


United Kingdom, England

Decision Time

Date Title Cast Parameters
BBC TV2
20-Dec-2004
episode 2-10
Days that Shook the World --
Abdication Crisis
Narrated by Peter Guinness
Paul Betts, David Farrington, Gerry Hinks,
Julia Tarnoky
MP4 VIDEO
28:33, 291477
ending missing


29-Dec-2006
28-Dec-2007

30-Dec-2008
30-Dec-2009
30-Dec-2010

30-Dec-2011
28-Dec-2012
01-Aug-2013
03-Jan-2014

30-Dec-2014
30-Dec-2015
UK Confidential
  • UK Confidential, 1976
  • UK Confidential, 1977 
  • UK Confidential, 1978
  • UK Confidential, 1979
  • UK Confidential, 1980
  • UK Confidential, 1981
  • UK Confidential, 1982
  • UK Confidential, 1983
  • UK Confidential, 1984
  • UK Confidential, 1985
  • UK Confidential, 1986


Martha Kearney, Produced by Emily Williams
Martha Kearney, Produced by Emily Williams

Martha Kearney, Produced by Emily Williams
Martha Kearney, Produced by Emily Williams
Martha Kearney, Produced by Deborah Dudgeon

Martha Kearney, Produced by Deborah Dudgeon
Martha Kearney, Produced by Deborah Dudgeon
Martha Kearney, Produced by Deborah Dudgeon
Martha Kearney, Produced by Deborah Dudgeon

Martha Kearney, Produced by Deborah Dudgeon

Martha Kearney, Produced by Deborah Dudgeon


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56:34, 52918, S

56:44, 66444, S
27:41, 25899, S
01-Jan-2006 Churchill Confidential
Meeting Notebooks on the wartime
cabinet by Undersecretary Norman Brook
Charles Wheeler with Hugh Dickson, Jonathan
Keeble, Tim Pigott-Smith, David Ryall, David
Timson, Geoffrey Whitehead
Directed by Penny Leicester
52:26, 49158, S
01-Jan-2007 Atlee Confidential
Meeting Notebooks on the Atlee
cabinet by Undersecretary Norman Brook
Charles Wheeler with ?
Directed by Penny Leicester
producer David Prest
43:57, 41217, S
       
       
10-Jun-2012 The Speaker, Behind the Scenes Mark D'Arcy
Producer: Chris Bond
27:50, 26045, S
25-Jun-2012 The Heath Caper Gordon Corera
Producer: Mark Savage
28:00, 26210, S
10-Jul-2012 No Extremists Please - We're British! Trevor Phillips
Producer: Will Yates
27:33, 25782, S
19-Nov-2012 What Does Ed Miliband Really Think? Steve Richards
Producer: Leala Padmanabhan
27:55, 26135, S
27-Nov-2012 The State of Welfare Jane Garvey and Julian Worricker
Producers: Elaine Lester, Sharmini Selvarajah
174:47, 163493, S
01-Jan-2012 Ben Goldacre's Bad Evidence Ben Goldacre
produced by Ramit Tzabar
36:47, 34423, S
14-Jan-2013 Where Did All the Comrades Go? Max Cotton
Producer: Adam Bowen
27:51, 26066, S
25-Feb-2013 This Eurosceptic Isle James Landale
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum
27:48, 26025, S
05-Mar-2013
12-Mar-2013
In Defence of Bureaucracy Gus O'Donnell
Producer: Will Yates
27:40, 25892, S
27:44, 25972, S
02-Apr-2013 The Deprofessionals Mathew Hill
Producer: Mark Smalley
36:42, 34353, S
08-Apr-2013 Margaret Thatcher: Potency and Paradox Peter Riddell
produced by Simon Coates
57:03, 53418, S
09-Apr-2013
The People's Thatcher
Andrew Neil
produced by Paula McGinley
41:23, 38754, S
14-May-2013
The Art of the Foreign Minister Jonathan Powell
produced by David Stenhouse
36:40, 34346, S
02-Sep-2013 to
13-Sep-2013
British Conservatism: The Grand Tour
  1. Edmund Burke
  2. Thomas Carlyle
  3. Benjamin Disraeli and Free Trade
  4. John Ruskin
  5. Reform Act
    omnibus 1
  6. David Lloyd George to Andrew
    Bonar Law
  7. the spectre of red revolution
  8. the advent of the welfare state
  9. the permissive society
  10. Margaret Thatcher
    omnibus 2
Anne McElvoy
Producer: Phil Tinline
13:40, 12782, S
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56:45, 53100, S
20-Jan-2014
Declared Interests: The Business of Politics
Owen Bennett Jones
Producer: Gemma Newby
27:38, 25864, S
10-Feb-2014
17-Feb-2014
Nick Clegg: The Liberal Who Came to Power
Steve Richards
Producer: Leala Padmanabhan
27:58, 26167, S
27:56, 26151, S
15-Mar-2014
Tony Benn on the Radio
David Davis
produced by Helen Grady
56:50, 53172, S
02-Apr-2014
09-Apr-2014
Would That Work Here?
  1. Estonian E-Democracy
  2. New Zealand's Faultless Fix
  3. Norway's Prison Regime
  4. Japan: Cashless Community Care for
    the Elderly
Claire Bolderson
Produced by Jennie Walmsley and Ruth Evans
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15-Dec-2014 to
19-Dec-2014
The Kingdom to Come
  1. Robin Butler
  2. David Hope
  3. Onora O'Neill
  4. Alistair Darling MP
  5. William Hague MP
Peter Hennessy
Producer: Rob Shepherd
13:54, 16292, S
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13:56, 16325, S
13:51, 16233, S
05-Jan-2015 to
08-Jan-2015
Magna Carta
  1. The Road to Magna Carta
  2. Runnymede, 1215
  3. The Aftermath of Runnymede
  4. The Legacy of Magna Carta
Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Thomas Morris
27:52, 32643, S
27:54, 32674, S
27:51, 32620, S
27:46, 32530, S
20-Apr-2015 to
25-Apr-2015
Election Snapshots
  1. Winston Churchill, 1945
  2. Margaret Thatcher, 1983
  3. Cherie Blair, 1997
  4. Charles Kennedy, 2001
  5. 2010 Gordon Brown
  1. Peter Hennessey, Martin Huggles
  2. Lord Bell, Herbie Knott
  3. Cherie Blair, Mathieu Polak
  4. Iain Simpson, Andy Scaysbrook
  5. David Muir, Jeff Mitchell

produced by Jonathan Brunett

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Diplomacy

Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
03-Oct-2006 to
31-Oct-2006
Diplomatic Dinners
  1. Avoiding the Crudites
  2. Potage Aux Ambassadeurs
  3. Medallions de Guerres
  4. High Spirits
  5. Badoit versus Bollinger

13:48, 12940, S
14:14, 13345, S
13:44, 12876, S
13:46, 12911, S
13:58, 13103, S
29-May-2012 Summit Fever
Jonathan Powell
produced by David Stenhouse

36:44, 34379, S
08-Aug-2012 The EU Debate
Evan Davis
Producer: Hannah Barnes

42:47, 40038, S
24-Sep-2012
01-Oct-2012
The Spanish Ambassador's Suitcase:
Stories from the Diplomatic Bag

Matthew Parris
Producer: Andrew Bryson

27:47, 26002, S
27:41, 25908, S
02-Jan-2013 A Tale of Two Sittings --
the 40th anniversary of Britain's entry into the EEC

Presenter: Edward Stourton
Producer: Karen Pirie

27:34, 25792, S
07-Oct-2013 to
25-Oct-2013
Terror through Time
  1. Napoleon and the Birth of Terror
  2. The Fenian Dynamiters
  3. No Future: The Great Anarchist Scare
  4. Empires Crumble
  5. Stirring the Middle East
    omnibus 1
  6. The Murderous Mandate
  7. The British Way
  8. Killers in the Casbah
  9. The Return of the Gunmen
  10. Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
    omnibus 2
  11. Hijack!
  12. Carlos: International Terrorist
  13. State of Terror
  14. Six Against Sixty Million
  15. Africa Erupts
    omnibus 3
Fergal Keane
produced by Alasdair Cross, Isobel Eaton,
Owen McFadden
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56:32, 52893, S
18-Nov-2013
Machiavelli: Devil or Democrat?
Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Rob Shepherd
27:51, 26067, S
07-Apr-2014
Thatcher's Mad Monk or True Prophet?
James Landale
Producer: Rob Shepherd
27:58, 26170, S

Foreign Aid

Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
06-Jan-2013
13-Jan-2013
Inside the Aid Industry
  1. Nairobi
  2. South Sudan
Edward Stourton
Producer: Eve Streeter

27:38, 25861, S
27:38, 25864, S
       

Intelligence, Interrogation

Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
30-Jul-2012 Torture in the 21st Century
John Sweeney
Producer: David Coomes

27:05, 25343, S
15-Oct-2012 Interrogators without Pliers
Julian Putkowski
Producer: Matt Thompson

27:41, 25913, S