Programme Index

Discover 9,979,062 listings and 227,255 playable programmes from the BBC

Results 1 to 19 of 19 for your search filters

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Writing and performing trio The Penny Dreadfuls' comedic take on Cervantes' classic tome, starring Sylvester McCoy as Don Quixote. Written by David Reed. Show more

Contributors

Genres

The Penny Dreadfuls

Le Carré on Spying

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Comedy drama from sketch trio The Penny Dreadfuls that takes listeners on a John le Carré-style romp through 1960s Berlin. Starring Mark Heap and Miles Jupp. Show more

Contributors

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

The comedy trio tell the epic tale of the French Revolution. Co-starring Richard E Grant and Sally Hawkins. From July 2011. Show more

The Penny Dreadfuls

Hereward the Wake

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The comedy trio tell the story of one of England's forgotten heroes, Hereward the Wake, responsible for leading the fight against the occupation of William the Conqueror. Show more

Contributors

Hereward:
Thom Tuck
William the Conqueror:
Humphrey Ker
Leofwine:
Humphrey Ker
Thorkell:
Humphrey Ker
Frederick:
David Reed
Asketil:
David Reed
Thurstan:
David Reed
Writer:
David Reed

Genres

The Penny Dreadfuls

The Curse of the Beagle

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The Penny Dreadfuls take on a comedic exploration of Charles Darwin's adventures aboard the HMS Beagle. Starring Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck with Margaret Cabourn-Smith. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Comic trio Penny Dreadfuls tackle Homer's tale of Odysseus's epic journey home from the Trojan Wars and his incredible adventures en route. Starring Peep Show's Robert Webb. Show more

The Penny Dreadfuls

Macbeth Rebothered

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Comedy play by the Penny Dreadfuls that tells an alternative tale of this noble King. Greg McHugh stars as Macbeth with Susan Calman as the narrator. Show more