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Somerset Maugham - For Services Rendered

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. 1932. Progressive English family the Ardsleys are trying to live their lives under the long shadow of the First World War. Stars Sian Thomas. From September 2013. Show more

Contributors

Leonard Ardsley:
David Calder
Charlotte Ardsley:
Sian Thomas
Sydney Ardsley:
Tom Espiner
Eva Ardsley:
Cath Whitefield
Lois Ardsley:
Louise Brealey
Ethel Bartlett:
Mariah Gale
Howard Bartlett:
Michael Shaeffer
Collie Stratton:
Justin Salinger
Wilfred Cedar:
Ron Cook
Dr Charles Prentice:
John Rowe
Adaptor:
Lu Kemp
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

Father Brown

Series 1

Episode 9: The Mayor and the Magician

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Drama series. When the mayor drops dead during his speech at the Kembleford village fete, Father Brown deduces that he was deliberately electrocuted. Show more

Contributors

Father Brown:
Mark Williams
Inspector Valentine:
Hugo Speer
Mrs McCarthy:
Sorcha Cusack
Lady Felicia:
Nancy Carroll
William Knight:
Sam Crane
Eleanor Knight:
Louise Brealey
Kathleen Knight:
Fern Deacon
Susie Jasinski:
Katarzyna Koleczek
Matilda Newell:
Emma Hiddleston
Edwin Bloom:
John Lightbody
Frank McCarthy:
Frank Grimes
Sgt Allbright:
Keith Osborn
Executive Producer:
Will Trotter
Executive Producer:
John Yorke
Producer:
Ceri Meyrick

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Drama on 3

Decameron Nights

Episode 2: Five More Italian Indelicacies Remixed From Boccaccio

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for years

Tim McInnerny, Neil Pearson, Louise Brealey, Paul Ritter, Geoffrey Streatfeild and Tameka Empson in five stories adapted from Boccaccio's The Decameron. Introduced by Terry Jones. Show more

Contributors

Genres

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 7: The Wager

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

When a man makes a bet on his wife's chastity and his friend sets out to prove him wrong, neither man imagines the matter will change their lives forever. Introduced by Terry Jones. Show more

Sherlock

Series 1

Episode 1: A Study in Pink

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Available for 4 months

Contemporary crime drama. War hero Dr John Watson meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time. They are soon investigating a string of impossible suicides. Show more

Contributors

Sherlock Holmes:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Dr John Watson:
Martin Freeman
DI Lestrade:
Rupert Graves
Mrs Hudson:
Una Stubbs
Molly Hooper:
Louise Brealey
Sgt Sally Donovan:
Vinette Robinson
Sir Jeffrey Patterson:
William Scott-Masson
Margaret Patterson:
Victoria Wicks
Director:
Paul McGuigan
Producer:
Sue Vertue

Sherlock

Series 4

Episode 1: The Six Thatchers

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Why is someone destroying images of Margaret Thatcher? Is there a madman on the loose? Or is there a much darker purpose at work? Show more

Contributors

Sherlock Holmes:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Dr John Watson:
Martin Freeman
Mrs Hudson:
Una Stubbs
Inspector Lestrade:
Rupert Graves
Mycroft Holmes:
Mark Gatiss
Mary Watson:
Amanda Abbington
Molly Hooper:
Louise Brealey
Producer:
Sue Vertue
Executive Producer:
Mark Gatiss
Executive Producer:
Steven Moffat
Production Company:
Hartswood Films

Drama

Julian Simpson - Kokomo

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Can Alice Price find out who is holding the world's online information hostage before it is too late. With Nicola Walker, Hermione Norris, Louise Brealey. From June 2013. Show more

Contributors

Daguero:
Rufus Wright
Pantalone:
Tim McInnerny
Harlequin:
Louise Brealey
Columbina:
Hermione Norris
Alice Price:
Nicola Walker
Producer:
Karen Rose

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Ursula Le Guin - The Left Hand of Darkness

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Arriving from Earth onto a planet with ambigendered humans, Genly Ai must let go of his identity. Stars Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. Show more

Drama

My Dear Bessie

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey tell a Second World War love story in letters between Chris Barker, a solider in Libya, and Bessie Moore, a Morse code interpreter in London. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anna is making a body. It's going to be huge, so where will she find enough cloth in war time? Read by Hannah Gordon. From July 1997. Show more

Contributors

Daguero:
Rufus Wright
Pantalone:
Tim McInnerny
Harlequin:
Louise Brealey
Columbina:
Hermione Norris
Alice Price:
Nicola Walker
Producer:
Karen Rose

Genres

First for Radio

Series 2

Episode 3: Broken Mirrors

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Ali Shaw. A young woman decides to meet the stranger who collects shards of glass. But why? Read by Louise Brealey. Show more

Drama

Ursula Le Guin - The Left Hand of Darkness

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. In the middle of an alien world Ice Age, a young man prepares for the biggest mission of his life. Stars Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. Show more

Inspector George Gently

Series 7

Episode 3: Gently Among Friends

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Detective drama set in 1969. A man has thrown himself off the Tyne Bridge and is found dead, landed on a pile of rubbish - or so it seems. Gently investigates. Show more

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Rachel Coles:
Lisa McGrillis
Michael Woodruff:
Adrian Bower
Jo Parker:
Louise Brealey
Anita Magath:
Emma Cunniffe
Petey Magath:
Anthony Flanagan
Geoffrey:
Jim Moir
Scott Parker:
Nick Sidi
Uniformed Sergeant:
Kris Deedigan
Young Man:
Luke Maddison
Liam Govan:
Paul Brennen
Estate Agent:
Lawrence Neale
Crew Boss:
Jim Kitson
Barman Neil:
William Troughton
Producer:
Peter Norris
Director:
Tim Whitby
Production Company:
Company Productions North

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Sherlock

Series 1

Episode 3: The Great Game

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Available for 4 months

Contemporary crime drama. Five deadly puzzles. A deranged bomber. A battle of wits ensues between Sherlock and the shadowy stranger who seems to know all the answers. Show more

Contributors

Sherlock Holmes:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Dr John Watson:
Martin Freeman
DI Lestrade:
Rupert Graves
Mrs Hudson:
Una Stubbs
Molly Hooper:
Louise Brealey
Sgt Sally Donovan:
Vinette Robinson
Kenny Prince:
John Sessions
Miss Wenceslas:
Haydn Gwynne
Director:
Paul McGuigan
Producer:
Sue Vertue
Executive Producer:
Steven Moffat
Executive Producer:
Mark Gatiss

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