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15 Minute Drama

Isaac Asimov's I, Robot

Liar

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Stevie is summoned to a lab in Siberia, where a robot has developed the ability to read human minds. Stars Hermione Norris. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 4 months

Sitcom. Hyacinth and Richard take to the seas aboard the QE2. The cruise seems like Hyacinth's dream come true, but unexpected visitors threaten to spoil her enjoyment. Show more

Contributors

Richard:
Clive Swift
Postman:
David Janson
Check In Girl:
Alice MacDonald
Holiday-maker:
Barry Bethell
Official at Docks:
Mark Brignal
Ship's Officer:
Michael Cochrane
Restaurant Manager:
Bernard Holley
Producer:
Harold Snoad
Director:
Harold Snoad
Writer:
Roy Clarke

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Elizabeth looks forward, and it's Emma to the rescue. Show more

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Jolene Perks:
Buffy Davis
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Nic Grundy:
Becky Wright
Will Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Tracy Horrobin:
Susie Riddell
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Alan Franks:
John Telfer
Jazzer McCreary:
Ryan Kelly
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Rosa Makepeace:
Anna Piper

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

It's party night for Susan. Meanwhile Ed feels demoralised. Show more

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Jolene Perks:
Buffy Davis
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Jamie Perks:
Dan Ciotkowski
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Edward Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker:
Terry Molloy
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Tracy Horrobin:
Susie Riddell

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Oliver needs to ask a favour, and Shula spots an opportunity.

Contributors

Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Alice Carter:
Hollie Chapman
Chris Carter:
Wilf Scolding
Matt Crawford:
Kim Durham
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Tracy Horrobin:
Susie Riddell
Anisha Jayakody:
Anneika Rose
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Marion:
Julie Teal

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

It's Ed to the rescue once more, and Ambridge's women celebrate a familiar institution. Show more

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Tony Archer:
David Troughton
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Christine Barford:
Lesley Saweard
Lillian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Bert Fry:
Eric Allan
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Carol Tregorran:
Eleanor Bron
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell
Peggy Woolley:
June Spencer
Hazel Woolley:
Annette Badland

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Ian has got an offer to consider, and Alistair wants to make it work.

Contributors

Director:
Julie Beckett
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Tony Archer:
David Troughton
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Jazzer McCreary:
Ryan Kelly
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Johnny Phillips:
Tom Gibbons
Robert Snell:
Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Ursula Titchener:
Carolyn Jones
Carol Tregorran:
Eleanor Bron
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Adam tries not to seem ungrateful, and Alistair and Anisha need to work together.

Contributors

Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Josh Archer:
Angus Imrie
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Phoebe Aldridge:
Lucy Morris
Christine Barford:
Lesley Saweard
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Harrison Burns:
James Cartwright
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Alice Carter:
Hollie Chapman
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Matt Crawford:
Kim Durham
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Anisha Jayakody:
Anneika Rose
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Lucas Madikane:
Connie M'Gadzah
Robert Snell:
Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole and the Quality of Life

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Rumpole faces a life-changing decision. Hilda expects him in Cornwall, and Phillida hopes he will leave to be with her. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt. Show more

Contributors

Horace Rumpole:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Nurse O'Brien:
Jasmine Hyde
Sam Ballard:
Michael Cochrane
Claude Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Phillida Erskine-Brown:
Cathy Sara
Older Rumpole:
Timothy West
Helen Derwent:
Deborah Findlay
Mrs Plumstead:
Deborah Findlay
Sir Daniel Derwent:
Ben Crowe
Jack Pommeroy:
Ben Crowe
Perdita Derwent:
Hetty Baynes Russell
Judge Bullingham:
Ewan Bailey
Nicholas Rumpole:
Jaxon Knopf
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

Rumpole and the Explosive Evidence

Duration: 45 minutes

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

1960. Hilda's had a baby son, Nicholas. Rumpole, awash with flu, defends a safe-blower and exposes the dubious dealings of a senior police officer. Show more

Contributors

Rumpole:
Timothy West
Younger Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Joyce Pringle:
Alison Pettitt
Sam Ballard:
Michael Cochrane
DI Dickerson:
John Ramm
Sir Oliver Oliphant:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Charlie Wheeler:
Nigel Anthony
Mr Fingleton:
Adrian Scarborough
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Brand

Drama

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama telling the story of the father of science fiction, HG Wells, and his messianic ambition to create a World State and avert mankind's headlong course towards self-destruction. Show more

Contributors

HG Wells:
Michael Sheen
Rebecca West:
Sally Hawkins
Jane Wells:
Sarah Winman
Mrs Hallam:
Elizabeth Elvin
Director:
James Kent

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Clarrie wants to heal the rift. Meanwhile, Alistair leads a frantic search. Show more

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Daniel Hebden Lloyd:
Will Howard
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Jamie Perks:
Dan Ciotkowski
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
William Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Nic Grundy:
Becky Wright
Edward Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Jess Titchener:
Rina Mahoney
Rosa Makepeace:
Anna Piper

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Lilian rejects an idea out of hand, and Emma's trying to give George something else to think about.

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Helen Monks
Josh Archer:
Cian Cheesbrough
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Freddie Pargetter:
Jack Firth
Tony Archer:
Colin Skipp
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Peggy Woolley:
June Spencer
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker:
Terry Molloy
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell
Hayley Tucker:
Lorraine Coady
Phoebe Aldridge:
Lucy Morris
Brenda Tucker:
Amy Shindler
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Jazzer McCreary:
Ryan Kelly
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

It's Brian to the rescue, and things at the golf club aren't all they seem. Show more

Contributors

Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Jolene Perks:
Buffy Davis
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker:
Terry Molloy
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Martyn Gibson:
Jon Glover
Producer:
Sue Wilson
Producer:
Julie Beckett

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Ray starts as he means to go on, and Kirsty tells it like it is. Show more

Contributors

Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Tony Archer:
Colin Skipp
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Jolene Perks:
Buffy Davis
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Ray Franklin:
Robin Bowerman
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Martyn Gibson:
Jon Glover
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Producer:
Julie Beckett

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Contemporary drama in a rural setting.

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Daniel Hebden Lloyd:
Will Howard
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Jamie Perks:
Dan Ciotkowski
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
William Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Nic Grundy:
Becky Wright
Edward Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Jess Titchener:
Rina Mahoney
Rosa Makepeace:
Anna Piper

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Joe celebrates his 95th birthday, and Usha calls on Alan's support.

Contributors

Director:
Gwenda Hughes
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Josh Archer:
Angus Imrie
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Alan Franks:
John Telfer
Usha Franks:
Souad Faress
Bert Fry:
Eric Allan
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Ursula Titchener:
Carolyn Jones
Peggy Woolley:
June Spencer