The Simpsons (2017; “Exor-sis” from “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII”): Ben as a priest
The Exorcist (2016 to 2017): Ben as Father Marcus Keane
A propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.
The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses (2016; “Richard III” & “Henry VI, Part Two”): Ben as Duke of Buckingham
The series chronicles the life of the titular Renaissance man — known primarily as a womanizer, but who also served as a spy for the Parisian government. The series begins after he breaks out of Venice’s most impenetrable prison and moves to Paris with nothing, determined to start his life over.
Flesh and Bone tells the story of Claire (Sarah Hay), a troubled, fragile young dancer who joins a prestigious company in New York and loses herself in the process. The series is said to explore the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world. Ben Daniels is set to play volatile and brilliant artistic director Paul Grayson.
Jamaica Inn (2014): Ben as Francis Davey
A BBC 3 part adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier’s classic thriller, set in Cornwall in 1820.Young heroine Mary is sent to live with her aunt at the inn after the death of her mother and discovers it to be the centre of a smuggling ring.
The Paradise (2013) – series 2: Ben as Tom Weston
“Ben Daniels’ appearance, all intensity and mischief, sticking his twitchy nose into all the goings-on and stirring things up with a watch-chain and a twirl of that bushy ‘tache.(…) another, more serious, layer, one of fear and trauma (…)” huffingtonpost.com
House of Cards (2013 to 2014) – season 1 (6 episodes), season 2 (1 episode): Ben as Adam Galloway
Francis Underwood is Majority Whip. He has his hands on every secret in politics – and is willing to betray them all to become President.
Merlin (2011) – series 4 (2 episodes; 4×12/13 – “The Sword in the Stone”): Ben as Tristan
As Morgana’s forces capture Camelot, Arthur at last comes to see his uncle’s treachery. He is reluctant to flee but Merlin bewitches him into escaping with him, making him temporarily lose his memory and dressing him as a peasant. Separated from Leon and Percival, Merlin and Arthur fall in with a pair of smugglers, Tristan and Isolde, after which Merlin restores the young king’s memory to reveal his identity to the couple…
Young Kieran Murphy heads off to university but finds himself slipping behind with the work and succumbing to depression. When girlfriend Amy finds him unconscious by an empty pill bottle his parents Ann and John fetch him home but he refuses to take the prescribed anti-depressants and does nothing with his time…
Based on the novels “The Rainbow” and “Women in Love”, by D.H. Lawrence. Focusing on the lives of two sisters, Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen, as they struggle with love, passion and commitment in the build up to the First World War.
UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.
The last week in the life of Jesus.
An adaptation of Flora Thompson’s autobiographical novel “Lark Rise To Candleford”, set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress.
Ambassador to Washington, Mark Brydon finds his skills tested to the limits when, following a major diplomatic incident, he is thrust into a web of tangled relationships and conflicting interests. In a world of high stakes, where manipulation of information means ultimate power, the question is: who can he trust?
The Virgin Queen (2006) – (2 episodes): Ben as Sir Francis Waslingham
The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth’s life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister’s terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her old age and her last, enigmatic relationship with her young protégé, the Earl of Essex.
Spooks (2005) – series 4 (1 episode; 4×08 – “The Russian”): Ben as Oleg Korsakov
The missions of MI-5, the UK’s domestic intelligence organization.
Cutting It (2002 to 2004) – series 1 to 3: Ben as Finn Bevan
A BBC television drama series set in Manchester, England, focusing on the lives and loves of the team running a hairdressing salon.
18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters – Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers.
Silent Witness (1997) – series 3 (1 episode: “Brothers in Arms”) – Ben as Owen Johnson
When Philip Nelson is killed in a farm accident, the pathologists conclude they have a straightforward case of man vs. machine and the machine won. Sam makes an error however and soon finds evidence that points to murder. The police suspect his handyman, Owen Johnson, all the more so when they discover he was having an affair with Nelson’s wife…
Gentle relationship-based sitcom set around an amateur cricket club and two very different couples brought together by it.
During a display of dart throwing in a Cornish pub a man’s hand is impaled by a dart, and he dies shortly afterward from cyanide although no one can explain how.
DI Frost is an old-school no-nonsense copper who believes in traditional policing methods. Frost copes with an unhappy new partner as he investigates a casino robbery, a hit-an-run death, and a bank robber on the lam.
Soldier Soldier (1992) – series 2 (1 episode; 2×07 – “The Last Post”) – Ben as Captain Andy Wright
Drama following the life of the officers and men of the King’s Own Fusiliers regiment, during their home lives, training exercises and battles.
Rides (1992) – series 1 (1 episode; 1×05 – “For Richer For Poorer”) – Ben as Robin
Carole Hayman ‘s drama series about an all-woman minicab firm.
Casualty (1992) – series 6 (1 episode; 6×15 – “Cascade”) – Ben as Graham Marda – First Officer
The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.
Political satire about a TV news company. Henry brings in his 20 year-old great nephew Jack to the newsroom as part of his journalism course. His youthful presence and enthusiasm has made the editorial staff wonder whether they are getting too old.
Drama series focused on the lives of investment bankers in London living and working on the corporate trading floor for the fictional international bank Shane-Longman. Posh student Colin wins few friends on ‘work experience’ by outplaying Declan and Chas at basketball and dating.
Two brothers, Frank & Danny Kane are the sons of “Ma Kane” who ran the South Side with a rod of iron. Frank has become a priest but leaves the church after a misunderstanding with the collection money. Frank inherits The Paradise Club on the death of their mother and returns to London to try and steer Danny away from the “family business”…
The Modern World: Ten Great Writers (1988) – (1 episode; “Thomas Mann”) – Ben as Hans Castorp
Scene (1988) – (1 episode: “The Crossing”) – Ben as Adrian
By DAVID LAN. This play by an author whose work has been performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, explores the effect of apartheid on the lives of two young people, one black, one white. Pello secretly guides guerrilla freedom fighters across the border, from Botswana back into South Africa. So when she discovers a young white man who claims to be an army deserter trying to escape, does she believe him?
One by One (1987) – (1 episode: “The Elephant and the Kangaroo”)
A series of ten programmes based on the Zoo Vet books by DAVID TAYLOR. Episode 7: The Elephant and the Kangaroo by TERRY HODGKINSON. Starting with Rani the elephant is stolen from the zoo. How do you steal an elephant? Is it some kind of publicity stunt?
The Moody Blues’ “Your Wildest Dreams” (1986; Music Video) – Ben as the young version of Justin Hayward