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Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pauline and Michael's eldest daughter Lindy is a problem teenager and a source of tension in their marriage. Stars Sara Stewart. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. New York, 1948. A theatre designer, Therese Belivet, meets a woman who turns her life upside down. Stars Miranda Richardson. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

USA, late 1940s. Carol and Therese are now lovers but their pasts are catching up with them. Stars Miranda Richardson. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

New York, 1948. Carol is married, Therese has a boyfriend, but they feel an overwhelming attraction. Stars Miranda Richardson. 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

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Anthony is writing about fish orders from his restaurant storeroom, when his colleague interrupts. Starring Michael Esper. Show more

Drama on 3

Curated by Mark Ravenhill

Episode 2: The Octoroon

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Set on a Louisiana plantation in the 1850s, Dion Boucicault's classic melodrama exploring Abolition and the role of theatre in politics. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Peyton:
Barbara Barnes
Sunnyside:
Geoffrey Burton
Jacob M'Closky:
Steven Hartley
Salem Scudder:
Toby Jones
Wahnotee:
Earl Kim
Dora Sunnyside:
Claire Lams
George Peyton:
Trevor White
Composer:
Colin Sell

Genres

Drama on 3

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic drama of vanity and evil The Picture of Dorian Gray. With Jasper Britton, Maggie Steed, Tom Canton and Peter Guinness. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Leaf:
Maggie Steed
Lord Henry:
Jasper Britton
Basil Hallward:
Richard Lintern
Dorian Gray:
Tom Canton
James Vane:
Owen Sharpe
Sybil Vane:
Zoe Telford
Lady Carlisle:
Barbara Barnes
Producer:
Turan Ali
Director:
Neil Bartlett

Genres

Riot Girls

The Robber Bride

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Margaret Atwood turns a tantalising fairy tale into a dark modern story, as three old university friends discover a secret they had hoped was buried forever resurfacing. Show more

The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler

1941, Iodine and Bandages

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Baltimore, 1941: an encounter over first aid begins Michael and Pauline's turbulent partnership. Stars Julianna Jennings. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Michael and Pauline's ragged marriage is further strained by their difficult teenage daughter. Stars Sara Stewart. Show more

The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler

1990, His Voice Had Changed

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After many years George Anton has a surprise visitor. Stars David Sturzaker and Jane Slavin. Show more

Secrets and Words

Episode 4: The Crossing

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Drama. Lollipop lady Kathleen enjoys her friendship with 10-year-old Megan, but is terrified when Megan asks for her help in reading a story in front of an audience. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Colin McKeown
Producer:
Colin McKeown
Kathleen:
Susie Blake
Mr Edwards:
Kevin Doyle
Miss Jones:
Jennifer James
Mia Taylor:
Mia Jenkins

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pauline's patience with Michael, motherhood, and living above the grocery store is wearing thin. Stars Julianna Jennings. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pauline's boredom with Michael has caused her to look further afield for love. Stars Julianna Jennings and Tom Forrister. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Winterbourne travels to Rome to see the beautiful, free-spirited Daisy Miller again. With Julianna Jennings. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Chaos-loving Anthony confesses his version of restaurant life isn’t true of all chefs and establishments. Stars Michael Esper. Show more

Contributors

Anthony Bourdain:
Michael Esper
Dimitri:
Sargon Yelda
Scott Bryan:
Richard Laing
Adaptor:
Marcy Kahan
Producer:
Polly Thomas

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anthony and Dimitri give the lowdown on kitchen repartee while Mother attempts to maintain some decorum. Starring Sargon Yelda. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anthony returns to 1973 and his summer in Cape Cod where he started out as bottle washer and skivvy. Starring Sargon Yelda. Show more

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

The Days of Anna Madrigal

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anna Madrigal recalls a troubling encounter with her friend Lasko while Michael tells Mary Ann of Shawna's offer. Stars Kate Harper. From July 2017. Show more