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British New Wave

Georgy Girl

Episode 1: Georgy Girl - Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

London, 1965. Georgy is wonderfully sparky, funny and financially independent but desperate to fall in love. Show more

British New Wave

Georgy Girl

Episode 2: Georgy Girl - Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A tearful Georgy is worried about facing Jos again and is now thinking about accepting James's offer. Show more

British New Wave

Georgy Girl

Episode 3: Georgy Girl - Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Meredith's baby is on the way, and Georgy and Jos, an adulterer and his mistress, now have the long wait for news. Show more

British New Wave

Georgy Girl

Episode 5: Georgy Girl - Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jos has Georgy all to himself once again, but having to care for a baby has changed everything, and a frustrated Jos takes drastic action. Show more

British New Wave

John Osborne - The Author of Himself

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Stephen Wakelam's drama charts the first meeting, on a Thames barge, between John Osborne and George Devine. George has read Look Back in Anger and has come to check Osborne out. Show more

Contributors

John Osborne:
Samuel Barnett
George Devine:
Jonathan Coy
Anthony Creighton:
Harry Livingstone
Tony Richardson:
David Seddon
Director:
David Hunter

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British New Wave

Up the Junction

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Zoe Tapper and Lacey Turner star in Nell Dunn's Sixties classic. Chelsea girl Lily becomes friends with irrepressible sisters Sylvie and Rube in working class Battersea. Show more

British New Wave

Georgy Girl

Episode 4: Georgy Girl - Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Georgy's wish has come true. She loves Jos, and he loves her, but what will happen when Meredith comes home with the baby? Show more

British New Wave

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Episode 1: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Robert Rigby's dramatisation of Alan Sillitoe's seething novel set in 1958 Nottingham. 'Angry young man' Arthur Seaton rages against the boredom of his factory machinist job. Show more

Contributors

Arthur Seaton:
Joe Dempsie
Harold Seaton:
Philip Fox
Vera Seaton:
Julia Hills
Fred Seaton:
Ashley Cook
Margaret Seaton:
Victoria Brazier
Mrs Bull:
Rachel Atkins
Policeman:
Graeme Hawley
Em’ler:
Lorna Jones
Undertaker Man:
Sean Baker
Bus Conductor:
Paul Stonehouse
Director:
Carl Prekopp
Adaptor:
Robert Rigby

Genres

British New Wave

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Episode 2: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Arthur Seaton continues to rage against the boredom of his work and home life, but some of his past soon catches up with him, and he has to face the consequences. Show more

Contributors

Arthur Seaton:
Joe Dempsie
Doreen Greatton:
Sian Hill
Mrs Greatton:
Jilly Bond
Mrs Bull:
Rachel Atkins
Mr Bull:
Sean Baker
Harold Seaton:
Philip Fox
Vera Seaton:
Julia Hills
Fred Seaton:
Ashley Cook
Margaret Seaton:
Victoria Brazier
Man on Ghost Train:
Graeme Hawley
Bill's Mate:
Stephen Critchlow
Chocolate Seller:
Shirley Anne Field
Director:
Carl Prekopp
Adaptor:
Robert Rigby

Genres

British New Wave

This Sporting Life

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

David Storey's repressed northern drama juxtaposes the trapped wants and needs of protagonist Arthur Machin with the stark aggression of the rugby pitch. Directed by Johnny Vegas. Show more

Contributors

Arthur Machin:
James Purefoy
Mrs Hammond:
Emily Watson
Maurice Braithwaite:
John Thomson
Judith Parkes:
Sheridan Smith
Mr Weaver:
Philip Jackson
Mrs Weaver:
Julia Davis
Lynda Hammond:
Sophie Wright
Mam (Machin):
Gwyneth Powell
Dad (Machin):
Wayne Forester
Commentator:
Ray French
Director:
Johnny Vegas
Adaptor:
Andrew Lynch

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