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Saturday Drama

Hattie Naylor - The Forgotten

Duration: 1 hour

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

The aftermath of a nameless war is the setting for a dark retelling of the story of 'The Sleeping Beauty'. Stars Tim McMullan. Show more

Contributors

Ireena and Rosa:
Laura Greenwood
Young Charonne:
Harry McEntire
Charonne:
Tim McMullan
Sylvanne:
Ruth Mitchell
Director:
Paul Dodgson

Genres

Dangerous Visions

London Bridge

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

In Nick Perry's dark vision of the future, the River Thames has become a border separating the crime-free police state of North London from the lawless slum land of the South. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Peter Moore's account of the quest to understand the weather: 19th century naval officer, Robert FitzRoy. Read by Tim McMullan. Show more

Peter Moore - The Weather Experiment

Prognostications and Forecasts

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Peter Moore's account of the quest to understand the weather: Robert FitzRoy and weather forecasting. Read by Tim McMullan. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Peter Moore's account of the quest to understand the weather: innovation and enquiry at Greenwich. Read by Tim McMullan. Show more

Peter Moore - The Weather Experiment

Shipwreck and Storm Warnings

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Peter Moore's account of the quest to understand the weather: tragedy and innovative storm warnings. Read by Tim McMullan. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Peter Moore's account of the quest to understand the weather: pioneering research takes to the skies. Read by Tim McMullan. Show more

The Stuarts

Charlotte Stuart: The Last Stuart

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Is Charlotte Stuart, illegitimate daughter of Bonnie Prince Charlie, as ruthlessly driven as her Stuart predecessors? Or is she the final tragic victim of the Stuart curse? Show more

Contributors

Charlotte:
Kate O'Flynn
Clementina:
Jessica Turner
Bishop de Rohan:
David Acton
Young Charlotte:
Nishi Malde
Father Crevilli:
Neet Mohan

Silk

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series. Martha represents Captain Ed Ryan in a court-martial. He is accused of disobeying an order, resulting in the death of a 19-year-old private. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Peter Hoar
Director:
Peter Hoar
Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Martha Costello QC:
Maxine Peake
Martha Costello:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Micky Joy:
Phil Davis
Caroline Warwick QC:
Frances Barber
George Duggan:
Indira Varma
Alan Cowdrey QC:
Alex Jennings
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Bethany Brassington:
Amy Wren
Captain Ed Ryan:
Matthew McNulty
Captain Robert Cassidy:
Jamie Parker
Lt Col Jack Clemence:
Tom Beard
Judge Hoyle:
Tim McMullan
Major Scotter:
Andrew Woodall
Sgt Major Chris Pierce:
Mark Lewis Jones
Mrs Rivers:
Sonia Ritter
Paul McGovern:
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Private Andy Bloxham:
Joshua Mayes-Cooper
Fatima Ali:
Shanaya Rafaat
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon

Drama

Leon Garfield - Devil in the Fog

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Highwaymen, duels, swirling fogs and escaped convicts. Dramatisation of Leon Garfield's thrilling 18th-century mystery adventure. Show more

Contributors

Mr Treet:
Tim McMullan
Lady Dexter:
Juliet Aubrey
Sir John:
Sam Dale
Joseph:
Sean Baker
Mrs Montague:
Joanna Monro
Captain Richard:
Ben Crowe
Director:
Marc Beeby

Genres

Drama

Leon Garfield - Devil in the Fog

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

What murky secrets lie at the heart of the fog? Who is the principal? And who is the Devil? Dramatisation of Leon Garfield's mystery adventure. Show more

Contributors

Mr Treet:
Tim McMullan
Captain Richard:
Ben Crowe
Sir John:
Sam Dale
Joseph:
Sean Baker
The Stranger:
Sean Baker
Mrs Montague:
Joanna Monro
Lady Dexter:
Juliet Aubrey
Aunt Dexter:
Claire Harry
Highwayman:
Henry Devas
Director:
Marc Beeby

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 7

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A sea battle with the Dutch should mean victory. But Sam thinks that celebrations might be premature. Starring Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam and Elizabeth are enjoying the sights of Paris. Without warning, Elizabeth falls ill and they must return home. With Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 3: Henry IV - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts to separate Falstaff from Prince Hal. Show more

Contributors

Henry IV:
Jeremy Irons
Prince Hal:
Tom Hiddleston
Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
Northumberland:
Alun Armstrong
Shallow:
David Bamber
Lady Northumberland:
Niamh Cusack
Kate Percy:
Michelle Dockery
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Warwick:
Iain Glen
Archbishop of York:
Nicholas Jones
Westmoreland:
James Laurenson
Lord Chief Justice:
Geoffrey Palmer
Doll Tearsheet:
Maxine Peake
Hastings:
Adam Kotz
Lancaster:
Henry Faber
Mowbray:
Pip Torrens
Silence:
Tim McMullan
Coleville:
Dominic Rowan
Falstaff's Page:
Billy Matthews
Director:
Richard Eyre

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama adapted from LP Hartley's novel, a story of forbidden desire and betrayal as seen through the impressionable eyes of a 13-year-old boy at the start of the 20th century. Show more

Contributors

Marcus Maudsley:
Samuel Joslin
Marian Maudsley:
Joanna Vanderham
Mrs Maudsley:
Lesley Manville
Denys Maudsley:
Jack Cutmore-Scott
Ted Burgess:
Ben Batt
Hugh Trimingham:
Stephen Campbell Moore
Old Marian:
Vanessa Redgrave
Boy Treble:
Nicholas Evans
Director:
Pete Travis
Executive Producer:
Susan Hogg
Executive Producer:
Adrian Hodges

Book of the Week

Beethoven for a Later Age

Episode 1: An Audition

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Edward Dusinberre's illuminating account of life as the Tackas Quartet's first violinist and the challenge of performing Beethoven's extraordinary music. Tim McMullan reads. Show more

Book of the Week

Beethoven for a Later Age

Episode 2: The First Season

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Edward Dusinberre recalls his first season as the Takacs Quartet's first violinist and finds that adapting to life as a touring performer has its challenges. Show more

Book of the Week

Beethoven for a Later Age

Episode 3: Irretrievably Fractured

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Edward Dusinberre recalls a time of loss and grief. He finds solace in performing Beethoven's turbulent Opus 59, No 2. Show more

Book of the Week

Beethoven for a Later Age

Episode 4: Recreation

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Edward Dusinberre and his fellow musicians set about recreating Beethoven's extraordinary music for CD. Show more

Book of the Week

Beethoven for a Later Age

Episode 5: Convalescence

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Takacs Quartet's first violinist Edward Dusinberre reflects on his career with his fellow players and Beethoven's late and transcendent music. Show more