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London Bridge

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

In Nick Perry's dark vision of the future, the River Thames has become a border separating the crime-free police state of North London from the lawless slum land of the South. Show more

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Resistance

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Val McDermid's thriller examines what happens if antibiotics stop working. Developed through the Wellcome Trust Experimental stories scheme. Show more

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Dystopian comedy written by and starring Josie Long and Liam Williams. Siblings Josie and Liam live in a city divided by a giant, electrified fence. Show more

Contributors

Marie-Anne-Anne-Marie:
Pippa Haywood
Collette:
Ashna Rabheru
Old Begby:
John Cording
Writer:
Josie Long

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Resistance

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Val McDermid's thriller examines what happens if antibiotics stop working. Developed through the Wellcome Trust Experimental stories scheme. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Al Smith's dystopian vision of a world where antibiotics have stopped working and heartbreaking choices must be made. Starring David Calder and Pippa Nixon. Show more

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The Illustrated Man

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Iain Glen plays the vagrant who claims his tattoos come to life after dark and predict the future in an adaptation by Brian Sibley of Ray Bradbury's iconic short story collection. Show more

Contributors

The Illustrated Man:
Iain Glen
The Youth:
Jamie Parker
The Tattoo Witch:
Elaine Claxton
The Driver:
Wilf Scolding
Brayling 2:
Patrick Kennedy
Applegate:
John P Arnold
Stimson:
Craige Els
Director:
Gemma Jenkins
Adaptor:
Brian Sibley

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Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Joseph Wilde. Unsettling drama set in the near future. When a couple discover that they cannot have a healthy baby naturally, Zenith Genomics seems to offer the solution. Show more

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Brave New World

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Aldous Huxley's thought-provoking classic tale of an irretrievably corrupt society, where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science and the drug Soma freely available. Show more

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Blackout

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Blackout by Julian Simpson. London is plunged into an internet and power blackout. A woman watches the infrastructure and civilisation of her city begin to collapse. Show more

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Your Perfect Summer, On Sale Here

Duration: 44 minutes

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

What will happen when VR games can deliver real love? Ben Tavassoli, Oliver Chris and Claudie Blakley star in Ed Harris's future romance. Show more

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Brave New World

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

In a corrupted society, where promiscuity is the norm and eugenics a respectable science, can John the Savage remain true to the values he learnt on the primitive reservation? Show more

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Never Let Me Go

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Dystopian tale of love, friendship and loss. Kathy looks back on her idyllic childhood at Hailsham. From May 2016. Show more

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Spine

Duration: 14 minutes

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

3/4. Spine by Anita Sullivan. A mother and son must run the gauntlet of high-tech security, and severe travel-restrictions, to leave their homeland in search of a better life. Show more

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Inertia

Duration: 14 minutes

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

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4/4. Inertia by Melissa Lee-Houghton. Mr McManus wakes up in hospital and discovers that the healthcare provision he’s been paying for is not at all as expected. Show more

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Ed Harris - Billions

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A tale of love and deception where Mark finds a replacement wife has been provided by her insurance company. Stars Blake Ritson. Show more