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The Government Inspector

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

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

Adapted by Adrian Mitchell, Gogol's satire on corruption and sleaze in which a penniless clerk is mistaken for an important official. Starring Lenny Henry and Roger Allam. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Jeremy Herrin
Khlestakov:
Lenny Henry
The Governor:
Roger Allam
Anna, his wife:
Monica Dolan
Marya, his daughter:
Erin Doherty
Charity Commissioner:
Peter Wight
Dr Gibner:
Paul Jesson
Bobchinsky:
James Fleet
Postmaster:
Ivanno Jeremiah
Schools Superintendent:
Stephen Critchlow
Locksmith's Wife:
Jessica Gunning

Genres

Saturday Drama

These Are the Times

Episode 2: Age of Reason

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Tom Paine is again embroiled in revolution, this time in France. During the Terror his best efforts for the new Republic put him in prison, and American help is a long time coming. Show more

Contributors

Tom Paine:
Jonathan Pryce
Gouverneur Morris:
Robert Glenister
Short:
Will Keen
Lafayette:
John McAndrew
Edmund Burke:
Paul Jesson
Bancal:
Hugh Ross
Clio Rickman:
Jack Shepherd
Sally Hemmings:
Clare Perkins
Director:
Clive Brill

Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Gritty drama following a minicab driver and his wife as they struggle to bring up their unemployed and aggressive son and depressed daughter on a bleak South London estate. Show more

Lights Up

Sitting

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Bafta Award-winning Katherine Parkinson's debut play. Three characters sit for a silent painter and reveal their personal truths in a play about love, loss and the importance of human connection. Show more

Drama

Daniel Glattauer - Love Virtually

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. David Tennant and Emila Fox star as strangers who meet accidentally by email. Can their passionate virtual affair survive? Show more

Contributors

Leo Leike:
David Tennant
Emmi Rothner:
Emilia Fox
Emmi's Husband:
Paul Jesson
Producer:
Clive Brill
Adaptor:
Eileen Horne

Genres

Brand

Drama

Saturday Drama

These Are the Times

Episode 1: Common Sense

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Penniless, Paine arrives in America as the struggle for independence is beginning. His ideas and writings are immediately embraced and his words are read out to Washington's army. Show more

Contributors

Tom Paine:
Jonathan Pryce
Benjamin Franklin:
Alan Howard
Gouverneur Morris:
Robert Glenister
Marthe Daley:
Kelly Hunter
Washington:
Philip Jackson
Rittenhouse:
Jack Shepherd
Sam Adams:
Paul Jesson
Lafayette:
John McAndrew
Mrs Downey:
Marcella Riordan
House Speaker:
Hugh Ross
Director:
Clive Brill

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama about Margaret Thatcher's fall from power. As Thatcher prepares for the Lord Mayor's banquet, Geoffrey Howe pens the resignation speech that will seal her fate. Show more

Contributors

Director:
James Kent
Margaret Thatcher:
Lindsay Duncan
John Wakeman:
Roger Allam
Caroline Stephens:
Charlotte Asprey
Sue Mastriforte:
Elizabeth Bennett
Nigel Lawson:
Martin Chamberlain
Alan Clark:
Michael Cochrane
Michael Heseltine:
Oliver Cotton
Gordon Reece:
Alan Cox
Airey Neave:
Dermot Crowley
Cranley Onslow:
Nicholas Day
Norman Lamont:
Julian Firth
Charles Powell:
James Fox
Willie Whitelaw:
Robert Hardy
Tristan Garel Jones:
Guy Henry
Cynthia Crawford:
Jenny Howe
John Gummer:
Ian Hughes
Bernard Ingham:
Philip Jackson
Kenneth Baker:
Paul Jesson
Tim Renton:
Nicholas Jones
Margaret King:
Diana Kent
Douglas Hurd:
Nicholas Le Prevost
Mark Thatcher:
Oliver Le Sueur
Edward Heath:
Nigel Le Vaillant
Queen Elizabeth II:
Rosemary Leach
John Whittingdale:
Christian McKay
Official:
Frank Maguire
John Major:
Michael Maloney
Norman Tebbit:
Roy Marsden
Denis Thatcher:
Ian McDiarmid
William Waldegrave:
Tim McMullan
Kenneth Clarke:
Kevin R McNally
Speaker of the Commons:
George Pensotti
John MacGregor:
Mark Perry
Carol Thatcher:
Olivia Poulet
Malcolm Rifkind:
Nicholas Rowe
Geoffrey Howe:
John Sessions
Peter Morrison:
Rupert Vansittart