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Mrs Robinson, I Presume

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Tracy-Ann Oberman's drama tells the story of the making of one of the films that changed Hollywood, The Graduate. Starring John Simm as director Mike Nichols. Show more

Contributors

Mike Nichols:
John Simm
Lawrence Turman:
Paul Kaye
Dustin Hoffman:
Kevin Bishop
Anne Bancroft:
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Gene Hackman:
Terry Mynott
Mel Brooks:
Steve Furst
Ava Gardner:
Lorelei King
Producer:
Liz Anstee

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Brand

Drama

Classic Serial

The Eustace Diamonds

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Fighting to keep her diamond necklace, Lizzie broods in Scotland but her cousin's arrival proves diverting. Stars Pippa Nixon. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 1: Pearl

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Abandoned by her salesman husband, angry Pearl Tull is left to bring up three children alone in Baltimore. Stars Barbara Barnes. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 2: Teaching the Cat to Yawn

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Young Cody's jealousy of his placid younger brother Ezra accelerates. Fractured Baltimore family drama starring Barbara Barnes. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Little Twist of Dahl

Episode 2: The Way up to Heaven

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Mrs Foster hates to be late, but Mr Foster deliberately takes his time. A Paris trip lets her take revenge. Stars Charles Dance. From December 2012. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

USA, late 1940s. Carol and Therese's relationship seems to be over. But will love find a way? Stars Miranda Richardson. Show more

A Charles Paris Mystery

The Cinderella Killer

2. Suspicion

Duration: 28 minutes

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

When the star of Cinderella is shot, Charles finds himself filling his shoes. But who wanted him dead? Starring Bill Nighy. Show more

Classic Serial

By a Young Officer: Churchill on the North West Frontier

Duration: 58 minutes

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

By Michael Eaton. 4 Extra Debut. Winston Churchill's 1897 adventure as a war correspondent in the hostile Afghan-Pakistani border mountains. Stars Douglas Booth. Show more

Contributors

Railway Clerk:
Abdullah Afzal
Sikh Soldier:
Abdullah Afzal
Browne-Clayton:
Jonathan Bailey
Cpt of the 35th:
Jonathan Bailey
Winston Churchill:
Douglas Booth
Sir Bindon Blood:
Kenneth Cranham
Colonel Goldney:
Kenneth Cranham
Buffs Sergeant:
Kenneth Cranham
Major Deane:
Stephen Critchlow
Jennie Churchill:
Lorelei King
Duchess Lilly:
Lorelei King
Colonel Ramsey:
Toby Longworth
Staff Officer:
Toby Longworth
Auctioneer:
Toby Longworth
Beresford:
Toby Longworth
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Producer:
David Morley

Drama

Top Kill

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Mike Walker. Demands for increased production from an oil well result in a calamitous loss of life and an environmental disaster. Show more

Contributors

Bat Masterson:
Colin Stinton
Karen Louis:
Lorelei King
Charlene:
Laurel Lefkow
Harrison Purcell:
Stuart Milligan
Mike Dos Passos:
John Guerrasio

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Drama

Not Going Out

Series 1

Episode 2: Death

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One SouthLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for years

Sitcom. Tim's grandmother dies, bringing him and Kate closer together. Lee is encouraged to share his thoughts with a therapist, who is not impressed. Show more

Drama on 3

Mrs Updike

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Eileen Atkins and Charles Edwards star in Margaret Heffernan's play centring on the tempestuous relationship between American novelist John Updike and his mother. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Updike:
Eileen Atkins
John Updike:
Charles Edwards
Young John Updike:
Josef Lindsay
Springer:
Garrick Hagon
Interviewer:
Joseph May

Genres

Drama

Tracy-Ann Oberman - Bette and Joan and Baby Jane

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Feuding screen goddesses Davis and Crawford in an iconic film - headed for disaster? Stars Catherine Tate and Tracy-Ann Oberman. Show more

Contributors

Bette Davis:
Catherine Tate
Joan Crawford:
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Billy Miller:
Matt Addis
Hedda Hopper:
Lorelei King
Producer:
Liz Anstee

Genres

Brand

Drama

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Further Tales of the City

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. 1981, San Francisco. In a tricky drug and sex counter-culture, landlady Anna Madrigal is there for her tenants. Stars Kate Harper. From July 2014. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 3: Destroyed by Love

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jenny must deal with the unpredictable Pearl and Ezra's friend Josiah. An unlikely romance is in the air. With Barbara Barnes. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 4: Heart Rumours

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ezra has plans to modernise Scarlatti's Restaurant. Stars Barbara Barnes and Simon Lee Phillips. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 5: The Country Cook

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Cody's obsession with his brother Ezra's fiancee, country girl Ruth, becomes a determined campaign. Stars Ben Crowe. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 6: Beaches on the Moon

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull is left to bring up her three children alone. The story of a fractured Baltimore family, dramatised by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 7: Dr Tull Is Not A Toy

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull is left to bring up her three children alone. The story of a fractured Baltimore family dramatised by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 8: This Really Happened

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull is left to bring up her three children alone. The story of a fractured Baltimore family dramatised by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 9: Apple Apple

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull is left to bring up her three children alone. The story of a fractured Baltimore family. Show more