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Gloomsbury

Series 2

Episode 2: Desperate for a Thumbs-Up

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Ginny Fox and DH Lollipop desperately seek literary acclamation for their latest manuscripts, little realising that their greatest critic is Mrs Gosling and her box of matches. Show more

Contributors

Vera Sackcloth-Vest:
Miriam Margolyes
Mrs Ginny Fox:
Alison Steadman
Lionel Fox:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Henry Mickleton:
Jonathan Coy
Venus Traduces:
Morwenna Banks
DH Lollipop:
John Sessions
Mrs Gosling:
Alison Steadman
Producer:
Jamie Rix
Writer:
Sue Limb

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The Experience of Love

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Christopher Green tells the stories behind the National Lesbian and Gay Survey. Christopher reveals his secret. Show more

Saturday Drama

Noel Coward - Present Laughter

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Noel Coward. Playwright and actor Garry Essendine's plans to leave on an African tour are complicated by romantic intrigue and obsessive fans. Show more

Contributors

Garry Essendine:
Samuel West
Roland Maule:
Freddie Fox
Liz Essendine:
Janie Dee
Daphne:
Lily James
Miss Erikson:
Hazel Ellerby
Lady Saltburn:
Sarah Badel

Genres

British New Wave

John Osborne - The Author of Himself

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Stephen Wakelam's drama charts the first meeting, on a Thames barge, between John Osborne and George Devine. George has read Look Back in Anger and has come to check Osborne out. Show more

Contributors

John Osborne:
Samuel Barnett
George Devine:
Jonathan Coy
Anthony Creighton:
Harry Livingstone
Tony Richardson:
David Seddon
Director:
David Hunter

Genres

Drama

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

Episode 4: The Grindstone

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Much against the wishes of his wife, Charles Darnay is determined to travel to Paris to go to the aid of a family retainer who has been imprisoned. With Andrew Scott. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Mike Walker
Charles Dickens:
Robert Lindsay
Jarvis Lorry:
Jonathan Coy
Miss Pross:
Alison Steadman
Dr Alexandre Manette:
Karl Johnson
Lucie Manette:
Lydia Wilson
Charles Darnay:
Andrew Scott
Sydney Carton:
Paul Ready
Ernest Defarge:
James Lailey
Therese Defarge:
Tracy Wiles
Jerry Cruncher:
Carl Prekopp
Court President:
Paul Moriarty
Ensemble:
Rikki Lawton

Drama

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

Episode 5: The Substance and the Shadow

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Will it be possible to save Charles Darnay's life? Concluding episode of Mike Walker's dramatisation. Stars Robert Lindsay. Show more

Contributors

Charles Dickens:
Robert Lindsay
Jarvis Lorry:
Jonathan Coy
Miss Pross:
Alison Steadman
Dr Alexandre Manette:
Karl Johnson
Lucie Manette:
Lydia Wilson
Charles Darnay:
Andrew Scott
Sydney Carton:
Paul Ready
Therese Defarge:
Tracy Wiles
Jerry Cruncher:
Carl Prekopp
Court President:
Paul Moriarty
Young Manette:
Christopher Webster
Young Evremonde:
Adam Billington
Adaptor:
Mike Walker

Drama

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

Episode 2: The Old Order

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Charles Darnay is on trial for treason, and the dissolute Sydney Carlton is defending him. With Robert Lindsay and Andrew Scott. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Mike Walker
Charles Dickens:
Robert Lindsay
Jarvis Lorry:
Jonathan Coy
Lucie Manette:
Lydia Wilson
Dr Alexandre Manette:
Karl Johnson
Charles Darnay:
Andrew Scott
Sydney Carton:
Paul Ready
Ernest Defarge:
James Lailey
Therese Defarge:
Tracy Wiles
Marquis St Evremonde:
Clive Merrison
Stryver:
Simon Bubb
Jerry Cruncher:
Carl Prekopp
Mrs Cruncher:
Adjoa Andoh
Natty Cruncher:
Daniel Cooper
Attorney General:
Paul Moriarty
Composer:
Lennert Busch

Drama

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

Episode 3: Two Promises

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Two Promises: News of a courtship is exchanged in a Paris wine shop, while in London there is promise of a wedding. With Alison Steadman. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Mike Walker
Charles Dickens:
Robert Lindsay
Jarvis Lorry:
Jonathan Coy
Miss Pross:
Alison Steadman
Dr Alexandre Manette:
Karl Johnson
Lucie Manette:
Lydia Wilson
Charles Darnay:
Andrew Scott
Sydney Carton:
Paul Ready
Ernest Defarge:
James Lailey
Therese Defarge:
Tracy Wiles
Jerry Cruncher:
Carl Prekopp
Natty Cruncher:
Daniel Cooper
Prison Warder:
Simon Bubb

Drama

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

Episode 1: Recalled to Life

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. An encounter on the Dover Road, and a message. With Robert Lindsay. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Mike Walker
Charles Dickens:
Robert Lindsay
Jarvis Lorry:
Jonathan Coy
Miss Pross:
Alison Steadman
Lucie Manette:
Lydia Wilson
Dr Alexandre Manette:
Karl Johnson
Charles Darnay:
Andrew Scott
Ernest Defarge:
James Lailey
Therese Defarge:
Tracy Wiles
Gaspard:
Simon Bubb
Jerry Cruncher:
Carl Prekopp
Composer:
Lennert Busch

Drama on 3

As You Like It

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Shakespeare's pastoral comedy of love, lust, cross-dressing and mistaken identity, with Pippa Nixon as Rosalind. Featuring music by Johnny Flynn. Show more

Contributors

Rosalind:
Pippa Nixon
Orlando:
Luke Norris
Duke Ferdinand:
Jonathan Coy
Duke Frederick:
Sam Dale
Silvius:
Paul Heath
Le Beau:
Shaun Mason
Jacques de Boys:
Monty d'Inverno
Composer:
Johnny Flynn
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama on 3

Saint Joan, by George Bernard Shaw

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

An adaptation of Shaw's play dramatising the life and trials of Joan of Arc, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. Show more

Contributors

Joan (The Maid):
Lyndsey Marshal
Robert de Baudricourt/The Chaplain:
Paul Ritter
The Archbishop of Rheims:
Anton Lesser
The Duke of Tremouille/Inquisitor:
Sean Baker
Charles, the Dauphin/Charles VII:
Blake Ritson
Bluebeard/Brother Martin Ladvenu:
Nyasha Hatendi
Captain La Hire/John d'Estivet:
Daniel Rabin
Count of Dunois/de Poulengey:
Trystan Gravelle
The Earl of Warwick:
Jonathan Coy
Pierre Cauchon, Bishop of Beauvais:
Paul Hilton
Thomas de Courcelles:
Stuart McLoughlin
de Baudrincourt's Steward:
Brian Bowles
Dunois's Page:
Ryan Watson

Collateral

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Crime drama series. When the killers claim another victim, DI Kip Glaspie decides to break the rules to get to the bottom of the mystery. Show more

Contributors

DI Kip Glaspie:
Carey Mulligan
David Mars:
John Simm
Jane Oliver:
Nicola Walker
Karen Mars:
Billie Piper
Sandrine Shaw:
Jeany Spark
DSU Jack Haley:
Ben Miles
Fatima Asif:
Ahd Kamel
Peter Westbourne:
Richard McCabe
Phoebe Dyson:
Orla Brady
Major Tim Dyson:
Robert Portal
Sam Spence:
John Heffernan
Berna Yalaz:
Maya Sansa
Xan Schofield:
Adrian Lukis
Eleanor Shaw:
Deborah Findlay
Linh Xuan Huy:
Kae Alexander
Laurie Stone:
Hayley Squires
Mehmet Akman:
George Georgiou
Bhuran Demir:
Guy List
Amanda Hall:
Alex Reid
DC Rakhee Shah:
Vineeta Rishi
Alice Stone:
Nicola Duffett
Genevieve:
Alais Lawson
Suki Vincent:
Kim Medcalf
Jill Leong:
Vera Chok
Gillian Noxolo:
Anna Maria Nabirye
Mona Asif:
July Namir
Bishop Rufus Chambers:
Jonathan Coy
Casino Bouncer:
Andrew Burford
DC Euan Johnson:
Rob Jarvis
Fabrice Pierre:
Charlie Anson
Gerald:
Tom Turner
Abdullah Asif:
Sam Otto
Boat Captain:
Gunyol Bakoglu
Writer:
David Hare
Director:
SJ Clarkson
Production Company:
The Forge Entertainment Ltd

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Tom Fort’s maritime journey contemplating the International Hydrographic Organisation – and Noel Coward. Read by Jonathan Coy. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Tom Fort’s maritime journey takes in Eastbourne, evoking memories of bladderwrack and prawn hunting. Read by Jonathan Coy. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Tom Fort’s maritime travels conclude, charmed by the Cornish Riviera but pondering his view of Lands' End. Read by Jonathan Coy. Show more

Drama

David Nobbs - Silent Nights

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Gordon's hatred of noise is threatening his marriage. But will foisting silence on the world help matters? Stars Jonathan Coy. Show more

Contributors

Gordon Flitch:
Jonathan Coy
Alison Flitch:
Doon Mackichan
Jonathan Pelt:
Stephen Critchlow
Esterhazy:
John Rowe
Shopkeeper:
Dan Starkey

Genres

Brand

Drama

Dangerous Visions

Brave New World

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Aldous Huxley's thought-provoking classic tale of an irretrievably corrupt society, where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science and the drug Soma freely available. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The Experience of Love

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Christopher Green tells the stories behind the National Lesbian and Gay Survey. Show more