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Frank and the Bear

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Emily Steel. Frank is a few hours old and critically ill. As doctors try to save him, Frank's parents tell him stories and hope for a happy ending. Starring Eve Myles. Show more

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Absolutely Delish

Episode 2: The Food of Love

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Comedy by Mark Evans. Natasha's love life needs help. But can her extraordinary dinner party guests solve her dating dilemma? It's doubtful. starring Katherine Parkinson. Show more

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Wide Sargasso Sea

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Jean Rhys's powerful prequel to Jane Eyre envisages the life of the first Mrs Rochester before she became the haunting 'mad woman in the attic'. A new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz Show more

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Antoinette Cosway:
Lara Rossi
Edward Rochester:
Trystan Gravelle
Christophine:
Martina Laird
Young Antoinette:
Eleanor Worthington-Cox
Grace Poole:
Jaimi Barbakoff
Annette:
Sirine Saba
Mr Mason:
Don Gilet
Richard Mason:
Eric Abrefa
Director:
Helen Perry
Author:
Jean Rhys

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Drama

John Gabriel Borkman

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Destitute after a fraud scandal, a disgraced banker is surrounded by the living ghosts of his past. Starring David Threlfall. Show more

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John Gabriel Borkman:
David Threlfall
Miss Ella Rentheim:
Susannah Harker
Mrs Gunhild Borkman:
Gillian Bevan
Vilhelm Foldal:
Philip Jackson
Erhart Borkman:
Luke Newberry
Mrs Fanny Wilton:
Jenny Rainsford
Director:
Helen Perry

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Drama

John Gabriel Borkman

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Reunited with his old love, will John Gabriel find happiness or is the need for power still too strong? David Threlfall stars in Ibsen's timeless play. Show more

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John Gabriel Borkman:
David Threlfall
Miss Ella Rentheim:
Susannah Harker
Mrs Gunhild Borkman:
Gillian Bevan
Vilhelm Foldal:
Philip Jackson
Erhart Borkman:
Luke Newberry
Mrs Fanny Wilton:
Jenny Rainsford
Director:
Helen Perry

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Drama

Reading Europe - Germany: Look Who's Back

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hitler is mistaken for a comedy impersonator by TV executives and becomes the star of a satirical show. His rants against foreigners and current politics increase in popularity. Show more

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Adolf Hitler:
David Threlfall
Fraulein Vera Kromeier:
Alex Tregear
The Kiosk Owner:
Ben Crowe
Frau Carmen Bellini:
Caroline Berry
Joachim Sensenbrink:
John Norton
Frank Sawatski:
Richard Mylan
Actor:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
Marcy Kahan
Director:
Helen Perry

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Drama

The Coming Tide

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Luke Norris. Hopeful drama about parental love. On a remote beach, a troubled girl meets a desperate man. They do not know it yet, but they are exactly what each other needs. Show more

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Drama

The Continuing Adventures of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Deceased)

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. 1904, Mexico: legendary lawman Pat Garrett is haunted by the ghosts of his past and confronted with an uncertain future. Stars Sean Gilder. Show more

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Pat Garrett:
Sean Gilder
Billy the Kid:
Sam Swann
Clayton Claypole:
Nathan Osgood
President Roosevelt:
Rolf Saxon
Stubbenfield:
John Guerrasio
Director:
Helen Perry

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Drama

Drama

Reading Europe - Russia: Bride and Groom

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

A multi-layered, magical, modern story about love and fate set in Dagestan. By exciting new literary talent Alisa Ganieva. Adapted by Bethan Roberts. Show more

Drama

19 Weeks

Duration: 44 minutes

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

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In 2016, writer Emily Steel had a termination after her baby was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. This is her brutally honest true story. Starring Eve Myles. Show more

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Emily:
Eve Myles
The Doctor:
Vanessa Hehir
The Social Worker:
Mufrida Hayes
The Sonographer:
Kali Hughes
Director:
Helen Perry

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Tracks

Series 1: Origin

Origin: Episode Four

Duration: 44 minutes

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

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Fourth in a nine-part thriller starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton. As new information comes to light, could a little boy locked in a coma hold the answers? Show more

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Michael:
Alex Beckett
Dr Petrauskas:
Tristan Sturrock
Inspector Kirby:
Jaimi Barbakoff
Security Guard:
John Norton
Jae Sung:
Leo Wan
Director:
Helen Perry

Drama

Reading Europe - France: Three Strong Women

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

The lies Fanta's husband Rudy told in Senegal begin to catch up with them both. Can Rudy hold on to his life in France or will he be destined to follow his father's murderous path? Show more

From Fact to Fiction

Series 14

Episode 2: The Woods

Duration: 13 minutes

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

The Children's Commissioner has produced a report into young people and online pornography. Sebastian Baczkiewicz's fictional response finds a father confronted by a harsh reality. Show more

From Fact to Fiction

Series 17

Episode 3: The Year That I Was Wrong

Duration: 13 minutes

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

In the week that saw an increase in rail fares, coupled with general post-holiday travel chaos, comedy writer Rose Heiney takes a look at the failures of modern transport. Show more

Drama

Neil Brand - A Year at the Races

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Near the end of his career, Groucho Marx meets a wisecracking fan determined to teach him new comedy tricks. Stars Toby Jones. Show more

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The Wire

Educator

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Hayley Squires. When 16-year-old Lydia meets the wife of her English teacher, the two women push each other to dangerous limits and their lives begin to fall apart. Show more

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15 Minute Drama

Baby Powder and Perfume

Episode 4: The Punter's Wife

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Rani knows her husband loves her. But she's not sure if she can ever be the type of woman he desires. Show more