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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Period drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens. Opium addict and choirmaster John Jasper's obsessive desire for his nephew's fiancée Rosa drives him to destruction. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Lisa Osborne
Executive Producer:
Anne Pivcevic
John Jasper:
Matthew Rhys
Princess Puffer:
Ellie Haddington
Edwin Drood:
Freddie Fox
Revd Crisparkle:
Rory Kinnear
Miss Twinkleton:
Janet Dale
Mrs Crisparkle:
Julia McKenzie
Durdles:
Ron Cook
Mayor Sapsea:
Ian McNeice
Helena Landless:
Amber Rose Revah
Neville Landless:
Sacha Dhawan
Mr Grewgious:
Alun Armstrong
Schoolgirl 1:
Naomi Sheldon
Schoolgirl 2:
Eleanor Yates

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Period drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens. Jasper is torn apart by Edwin's disappearance but pursues Rosa with an intensity that pushes him to the edge of sanity. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Lisa Osborne
Executive Producer:
Anne Pivcevic
John Jasper:
Matthew Rhys
Revd Crisparkle:
Rory Kinnear
Helena Landless:
Amber Rose Revah
Neville Landless:
Sacha Dhawan
Mr Grewgious:
Alun Armstrong
Bazzard:
David Dawson
Durdles:
Ron Cook
Mayor Sapsea:
Ian McNeice
Mrs Crisparkle:
Julia McKenzie
Princess Puffer:
Ellie Haddington
Miss Twinkleton:
Janet Dale
Omnibus Driver:
Edward Dogliani
Edwin Drood:
Freddie Fox
Captain Drood:
Rob Dixon
Schoolgirl 2:
Eleanor Yates
Schoolgirl 1:
Naomi Sheldon

Cranford

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Period drama. Defying his father, William finds a job with Captain Brown working on the railway making its way into the heart of Cranford. Meanwhile, Harry disappears from school. Show more

Contributors

Miss Matty:
Judi Dench
Miss Octavia Pole:
Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester:
Julia McKenzie
Mr Buxton:
Jonathan Pryce
Lady Glenmire:
Celia Imrie
Mrs Bell:
Lesley Sharp
Peggy Bell:
Jodie Whittaker
William Buxton:
Tom Hiddleston
Mrs Jamieson:
Barbara Flynn
Captain Brown:
Jim Carter
The Rev Hutton:
Alex Jennings
Mr Peter Jenkyns:
Nicholas Le Prevost
Signor Brunoni:
Tim Curry
Jem Hearne:
Andrew Buchan
Mary Smith:
Lisa Dillon
Erminia Whyte:
Michelle Dockery
Miss Tomkinson:
Deborah Findlay
Sir Charles Maulver:
Greg Wise
Harry Gregson:
Alex Etel
Mrs Clara Smith:
Finty Williams
Edward Bell:
Matthew McNulty
Miss Galindo:
Emma Fielding
Mrs Johnson:
Debra Gillett
Bella Gregson:
Emma Lowndes
Margaret Gidman:
Bessie Carter
Director:
Simon Curtis

Cranford

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Period drama. Miss Matty becomes concerned about an isolated youngster as Mr Buxton returns to town, and the shadow of the railway looms over Cranford. Show more

Contributors

Miss Matty:
Judi Dench
Miss Octavia Pole:
Imelda Staunton
Mr Buxton:
Jonathan Pryce
Mrs Forrester:
Julia McKenzie
Lady Ludlow:
Francesca Annis
Miss Tomkinson:
Deborah Findlay
Mrs Jamieson:
Barbara Flynn
The Rev Hutton:
Alex Jennings
Captain Brown:
Jim Carter
Mrs Bell:
Lesley Sharp
Jem Hearne:
Andrew Buchan
Peggy Bell:
Jodie Whittaker
Septimus Hanbury:
Rory Kinnear
Mr Peter Jenkyns:
Nicholas Le Prevost
Mary Smith:
Lisa Dillon
William Buxton:
Tom Hiddleston
Sir Charles Maulver:
Greg Wise
Harry Gregson:
Alex Etel
Erminia Whyte:
Michelle Dockery
Miss Galindo:
Emma Fielding
Edward Bell:
Matthew McNulty
Mrs Johnson:
Debra Gillett
Bella Gregson:
Emma Lowndes
Margaret Gidman:
Bessie Carter
Director:
Simon Curtis

Drama on 3

Fathers and Sons by Brian Friel

Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres direct Fathers and Sons by Brian Friel, a dynamic dramatisation of Turgenev's novel. Show more

Contributors

Nikolai Kirsanov:
James Fleet
Vassily Bazarov:
Charles Dance
Princess Olga:
Julia McKenzie
Anna Sergeevna:
Lisa Dillon
Fenichka:
Lucy Phelps
Prokofyich and Timofeich:
Nigel Anthony
Producer:
Martin Jarvis

Genres

Duration: 28 minutes

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

From an unusual memorial to household repairs – an all-star cast share a hilarious view of us all. With Roger Allam. From 2015. Show more

The Penny Dreadfuls

The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Hereward The Wake

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

The Penny Dreadfuls comic gaze falls upon one of England's forgotten heroes, Hereward The Wake. Stars Thom Tuck. From 2012. 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

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Drama. The parish council election approaches and Pagford is on tenterhooks awaiting the next post from 'the Ghost of Barry Fairbrother'. Who is the Ghost, and what will they say? Show more

Contributors

Howard Mollison:
Michael Gambon
Samantha Mollison:
Keeley Hawes
Barry Fairbrother:
Rory Kinnear
Shirley Mollison:
Julia McKenzie
Krystal Weedon:
Abigail Lawrie
Robbie Weedon:
Bryce Sanders
Vikram Jawanda:
Silas Carson
Simon Price:
Richard Glover
Mary Fairbrother:
Emily Bevan
Arf Price:
Joe Hurst
Miles Mollison:
Rufus Jones
Lexi Mollison:
Hayley Downing
Libby Mollison:
Lauren Downing
Colin Wall:
Simon McBurney
Tess Wall:
Monica Dolan
Fats Wall:
Brian Vernel
Ruth Price:
Marie Critchley
Kaye Bawden:
Michele Austin
Parminder Jawanda:
Lolita Chakrabarti
Sukhvinder Jarwanda:
Ria Choony
Gaia Bawden:
Simona Brown
Terri Weedon:
Keeley Forsyth

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Drama. With the parish council election imminent, tensions rise in Pagford. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? Show more

Contributors

Howard Mollison:
Michael Gambon
Samantha Mollison:
Keeley Hawes
Barry Fairbrother:
Rory Kinnear
Shirley Mollison:
Julia McKenzie
Vikram Jawanda:
Silas Carson
Arf Price:
Joe Hurst
Fats Wall:
Brian Vernel
Parminder Jawanda:
Lolita Chakrabarti
Colin Wall:
Simon McBurney
Tess Wall:
Monica Dolan
Sukhvinder Jarwanda:
Ria Choony
Krystal Weedon:
Abigail Lawrie
Robbie Weedon:
Bryce Sanders
Kaye Bawden:
Michele Austin
Terri Weedon:
Keeley Forsyth
Miles Mollison:
Rufus Jones
Lexi Mollison:
Hayley Downing
Libby Mollison:
Lauren Downing
Mary Fairbrother:
Emily Bevan
Julia Sweetlove:
Emilia Fox
Aubrey Sweetlove:
Julian Wadham
Ruth Price:
Marie Critchley
Gaia Bawden:
Simona Brown
Simon Price:
Richard Glover
Band Leader:
Phil Dando
Young Doctor:
Sope Dirisu

Duration: 30 minutes

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

From street demos to speaking gibberish – an all-star cast portray a hilarious view of us all. With Martin Jarvis. From 2015. Show more

Drama

Ben Lewis - Tiny

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Quirky comedy about a teenager who becomes an internet star because of his nightly good-news webcasts. With Joshua Jenkins, Julia McKenzie, Mark Heap. Show more

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Brand

Drama

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

The trio tackle Homer's tale of Odysseus's epic and eventful journey home from the Trojan Wars. With Robert Webb. From 2015. Show more

The Penny Dreadfuls

The Curse of the Beagle

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. It's 1831 and Charles Darwin sets off aboard the HMS Beagle. Seafaring family romp starring the comedy trio. From July 2016. Show more

The Stories

The Easter Lilies

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Julia McKenzie reads Jane Gardam's classic story in which a spinster dreams of adorning her suburban church with the wild lilies of her time in Malta, with unexpected results... Show more

Contributors

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Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Period drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens. Opium addict and choirmaster John Jasper's obsessive desire for his nephew's fiancee Rosa drives him to destruction. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Anne Pivcevic
John Jasper:
Matthew Rhys
Princess Puffer:
Ellie Haddington
Edwin Drood:
Freddie Fox
Revd Crisparkle:
Rory Kinnear
Miss Twinkleton:
Janet Dale
Mrs Crisparkle:
Julia McKenzie
Durdles:
Ron Cook
Mayor Sapsea:
Ian McNeice
Helena Landless:
Amber Rose Revah
Neville Landless:
Sacha Dhawan
Mr Grewgious:
Alun Armstrong

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

4 Extra Debut. The comedy trio’s take on the classic tome, the quest of peasant Sancho and a would-be knight. Stars Sylvester McCoy. From 2018. 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 Extra

Available for 7 months

A John le Carré-style romp through 1960s Berlin, trying to uncover a mole in the Secret Service. With Mark Heap. From 2017. Show more

Contributors

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama. The village of Pagford is left in shock when a local resident dies. Pagford is seemingly an English idyll, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a community at war. Show more

Contributors

Howard Mollison:
Michael Gambon
Samantha Mollison:
Keeley Hawes
Barry Fairbrother:
Rory Kinnear
Shirley Mollison:
Julia McKenzie
Arf Price:
Joe Hurst
Simon Price:
Richard Glover
Vikram Jawanda:
Silas Carson
Mary Fairbrother:
Emily Bevan
Miles Mollison:
Rufus Jones
Copper:
Alex Lowe
Terri Weedon:
Keeley Forsyth
Krystal Weedon:
Abigail Lawrie
Sukhvinder Jarwanda:
Ria Choony
Tess Wall:
Monica Dolan
Parminder Jawanda:
Lolita Chakrabarti
Aubrey Sweetlove:
Julian Wadham
Julia Sweetlove:
Emilia Fox
Ruth Price:
Marie Critchley
Young Doctor:
Sope Dirisu
Kaye Bawden:
Michele Austin
Gaia Bawden:
Simona Brown
Fats Wall:
Brian Vernel
Colin Wall:
Simon McBurney
Mr Meacher:
Jacob Krichefski
Robbie Weedon:
Bryce Sanders