A fantastical tale exploring man's fascination with eternal life and elixirs.
1/2 Doyle's irascible academic sets out on a bold mission to be recognised by Mother Earth.
Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson joins Kirsty Young to make his castaway choices.
A retired Irishman sustains himself by imagining working the farm he lost back home.
1/4 Dodgy Phil revamps an East End boozer with some animatronic dinosaurs and Edith Piaf.
6/10 Waking up at a friend's, Fallon discovers it's not just her who's had an eventful night.
1/5 'Fallen' Ellen runs off.
Kenneth Williams and Ted Ray make merry at the court of Henry VIII.
Bizarre coincidences spark a British nuclear submarine's preparations for all-out attack.
2/4 Phileas Fogg and Passepartout buy an elephant in India and come to the aid of a Princess.
2/3 As Claudia's arranged wedding looms, she's more concerned with helping Finn escape.
6/6 Will inspiration strike? Upper class sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey battles to unmask a killer.
5/6 As if life wasn't perilous enough, Raffles and Bunny join the army and head for Africa.
1/4 London 1853, and a firm of religious publishers is transformed by an actress and her son.
1/8 Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Liza Tarbuck and Graham Norton join Nicholas Parsons.
The Mad Hatter's Tea Party awaits Kenneth Horne in Wonderland. With Kenneth Williams.
3/8 Two coffins lead to a burst of superstition.
2/6 Caring social worker Clare Barker is delighted to discover she has an Irish ancestor.
5/6 Ken Handley fancies a winter break, but can he escape the ad agency?
1/4 It is 1905 and cousins Lucy and Charlotte arrive in Florence, but not to rooms with a view
3/3 A chance encounter leads an unhappily married couple to find solace in forbidden ways.
Clive Anderson is joined by Adjoa Andoh, Andy Hamilton, Anneka Rice and Jonathan Harvey.
1/10 An unexpected obstacle sparks a beguiling adventure for diplomat George Darrow.
187/216 Gladstone's ambitions as Chancellor are thwarted by the onset of the Crimean War.
1/15 Dr Aziz and Mrs Moore's mosque encounter sparks an epic tale of divisions.
1/5 Biography of the prostitute who became the mistress of Lord Nelson, despite humble origins
Mel Giedroyc has the classic story Matilda. Child genius Matilda teaches herself to read.
5/6 Duo Tommy and Sheila's comeback faces jeopardy from his dodgy past.
5/13 The stalled rocket ship stops Captain Jet and his crew from returning to Earth.
10/17 With most people blinded, Bill Masen is determined to find Josella. But where to start?
6/10 Fred MacAulay brings you the pick of the best comedy from the Edinburgh Festival.
Marek Larwood's second Edinburgh Diary entry.
3/6 The comedian and illusionist meet and discuss magic, comedy, art, faith and Hitler.
1/4 The Londoner reveals his rise to fame seemed to coincide with periods of social upheaval.
Tuesday 14 August 2012