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Playing for His Life

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Tennis ace Baron Gottfried Von Cramm offends Hitler by refusing to join the Nazi party. Stars Geoffrey Streatfeild. Show more

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Gottfried von Cramm:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Lisa von Cramm:
Paloma Baeza
Jutta von Cramm:
Frances Jeater
Joachim von Ribbentrop:
Sam Dale
Manasse Herbst:
Nicholas Boulton
Bill Tilden Jr:
William Hope
Commentator:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Hermann Goering:
Simon Treves
Don Budge:
Adam Unze
Lady Astor:
Rachel Atkins

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How Success Ruined Me

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Roy Hudd and Christopher Green discover the perils of applause in a comic conversation at Wilton's Music Hall, where they tell the lost story of music hall idol Fred Barnes. Show more

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 1: This Is Not a Rubbish Boy

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Mma Ramotswe has to come to terms with one of the most difficult situations that she has ever faced - taking a holiday. Show more

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The AntiSocial Network

Duration: 44 minutes

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

A ski resort in the Carpathians. A young British lobbying firm is busy rigging the elections. Why? Show more

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To the Ends of the Earth: The Mysterious Island

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Three very different people escape the American civil war by stealing a balloon - which crashes near an apparently deserted island. But just how deserted is it? Show more

Contributors

Cyrus Harding:
Nathan Osgood
Grace Spilett:
Kerry Gooderson
Captain Nemo:
Sagar Arya
Director:
Marc Beeby

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Lights, Camera, Kidnap!

Episode 2

Duration: 44 minutes

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

The true story of how a South Korean movie star and her estranged director husband were kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il, brought to the DPRK and forced to revive the film industry. Show more

Contributors

Shin Sang-Ok:
Paul Courtney Hyu
Choi Eun-hee:
Liz Sutherland
Kim Jong-Il:
Leo Wan
The Professor:
David Yip
Kusakabe:
Samuel James
Receptionist:
Abbie Andrews
Newsreader:
Ellie Darvill

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Velvet Blackout

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Vincent O'Connell. In 1942 a young woman with amnesia is pulled from a bombed building. A doctor and a policeman think she may know something vital to the British war effort. Show more

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The Last Missionary of Kanaipur

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Rebecca loves her work as a missionary in Bangladesh, but growing Islamist tension makes her question her place there. Stars Eve Matheson, Vincent Ebrahim and Sunetra Sarker. Show more

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Rebecca:
Eve Matheson
Emmanuel:
Saikat Ahamed
Mission Secretary:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Father Cornelius:
Neil McCaul
Director:
Emma Harding

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Graham Greene: Stamboul Train

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

As the Orient Express rattles its way through the volatile Europe of the 1930s, a motley group of people find themselves surrounded by intrigue, skulduggery and murderous politics. Show more

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Graham Greene - A Burnt-Out Case

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. A celebrated architect flees to the Congo only to discover you can never leave the past behind. Stars Ben Miles. Show more

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Querry:
Ben Miles
Dr Colin:
Danny Sapani
The Superior:
Neil McCaul
Father Thomas:
Philip Bretherton
Father Joseph:
Clive Hayward
Father Paul:
Adam Fitzgerald
Madame Guelle:
Sudha Bhuchar
Captain:
David Reakes
Controller:
David Reakes
Marie Morel:
Isabella Inchbald
Narrator:
Adjoa Andoh
Director:
Sally Avens

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Graham Greene - A Burnt-Out Case

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

A celebrated architect flees to the Congo only to be hunted down by the press. Stars Ben Miles. Show more

Contributors

Querry:
Ben Miles
Dr Colin:
Danny Sapani
The Superior:
Neil McCaul
Father Thomas:
Philip Bretherton
Father Joseph:
Clive Hayward
Father Paul:
Adam Fitzgerald
Marie Morel:
Isabella Inchbald
Mother Agnes:
Kath Weare
Narrator:
Adjoa Andoh
Director:
Sally Avens

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Sebastian Baczkiewicz - The Last Submarine Hunter

Duration: 44 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Lucas disappeared in 2014 at the time of a suspected Russian submarine in the Swedish archipelago. Stars Ellie Piercy. Show more

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Lina Almquist:
Ellie Piercy
Inspector Ragnarsson:
David Menkin
Director:
Joby Waldman
Producer:
Joby Waldman

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The Lambeth Waltz

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Daniel Thurman. A comedy featuring Rosemary Brown the psychic dinner lady from Balham to whom some of history's greatest composers dictated new music from beyond the grave. Show more

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Rosemary:
Marion Bailey
Johnny Carson:
Kerry Shale
John Lennon:
Charlie Clements
Director:
David Hunter

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Torchwood - The Lost Files

Episode 3: The House of the Dead

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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By James Goss. Jack and Ianto end up at the most haunted pub in Wales, where Mrs Wintergreen's séance sparks havoc. Stars John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd and Eve Myles. Show more

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Captain Jack Harkness:
John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper:
Eve Myles
Ianto Jones:
Gareth David-Lloyd
Mrs Wintergreen:
Rosalind Ayres
Late Arrival:
Shelley Rees
Writer:
James Goss
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

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The Comets

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Shortly after the death of her mother, 11-year-old Kirstie goes missing. But what does a story about an old and mysterious pair of wings have to do with her disappearance? Show more

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Hagan:
BJ Hogg
Sergeant White:
Kieran Lagan
Dr McAnulty:
Laura Hughes
Newsreader:
Nikki Gregg

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