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Original British Dramatists

Episode 7: Magpie

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Lee Mattinson's comedy drama inspired by his first full-time job. Lance aspires to a dull nine-to-five in favour of his hunger for metal, but can he ever live the life he wants? Show more

Drama

Original British Dramatists

Episode 6: The Cloistered Soul

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Lyrical drama by Rachel Connor, set in a Benedictine convent. A new arrival forces Sister Agatha to confront the meaning of faith and the hidden truth of her soul. Show more

Contributors

Sister Agatha:
Susan Lynch
Sister Geraldine:
Leanne Best
Mother Marie-David:
Eileen O'Brien

Genres

Drama

Original British Dramatists

Episode 2: Paris, Nana & Me

Duration: 45 minutes

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

When her eccentric French grandmother turns 90, Caroline takes her on one last trip to Paris. A true story from writer-performer Caroline Horton. Show more

Drama

Original British Dramatists

Episode 1: Rock Me Amadeus

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Simon Topping. Charlie was born a boy but has always known that she is really a girl. What is to be done? The arrival of a German exchange student prompts Charlie to take action. Show more

Drama

Original British Dramatists

Episode 10: From A to Z

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By novelist and actress Rose Heiney. Can A to Z dating reignite a rather rubbish relationship? Rom-com starring Alex Carter and Catrin Stewart. Show more

Drama

Original British Dramatists

Episode 4: Art, Artefacts and Angels

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Phil Marley. Comedy about the trials and tribulations of a modern museum. A cash-strapped museum has a real draw in the famous Russian bog body the Angel of Archangelsk. Show more

Drama

Original British Dramatists

Episode 5: When I Lived in Peru

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Stay-at-home Martin is driven to extremes by his globetrotting girlfriend. Writer Andrew Viner once drove across the Sahara in a Rover 213. Show more

Drama

Original British Dramatists

Episode 3: When the Night Has No Right to Be King

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Moving drama about grief and love by film actor and novelist John Lynch. A man finds himself suspended between the living and the dead. Show more

Drama

Original British Dramatists

Episode 8: The Shining Heart

Duration: 45 minutes

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

New drama by trainee analyst Conor McCormack and hip-hop artist Matt Haynes. When Louis stops taking his meds, his world becomes infused with wonder. Show more

Drama

Original British Dramatists

Episode 9: Lost or Stolen

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Original British Dramatists: A romantic drama about two people adrift in London. From new writer Jessica Brown, winner of the Write Now competition two years running. Show more