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Drama

John le Carré - A Perfect Spy

3. Deception

Duration: 1 hour

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

As MI6 closes in, Magnus Pym battles to discover what - or who - created his talent for deception. Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt. Show more

Drama

John le Carré - A Perfect Spy

1. Disappearance

Duration: 1 hour

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

Magnus Pym disappears after his father's funeral sparking an urgent MI6 manhunt to halt his defection. Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt. Show more

Contributors

Jack Brotherhood:
Bill Paterson
Lippsie:
Melody Grove
Syd Lemon:
Ewan Bailey
Sefton Boyd:
Tom Forrister
Fergus:
Tom Stuart
Peggy Wentworth:
Aoife McMahon
Director:
Bruce Young

Genres

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

First of three plays charting British feminism through three generations of women. Birmingham, 1975. Susan tries to forge a new life for herself in a commune. By Lucy Catherine. Show more

Drama

Portrait of Winston

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Dan Stevens and Benjamin Whitrow star in Jonathan Smith's drama about a controversial portrait of Winston Churchill painted by leading British artist Graham Sutherland. Show more

Contributors

Winston Churchill:
Benjamin Whitrow
Graham Sutherland:
Dan Stevens
Clementine Churchill:
Diane Fletcher
Kathleen Sutherland:
Katherine Igoe
Director:
Bruce Young
Producer:
Bruce Young

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Holding Back the Tide

I Want to Thank You All

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Clare and Richard pay a visit to a famous resident and leave with more than they expected when John takes off with what he believes rightly to belong to the town. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Exams are no problem for Robert Purcell QC, but finding a girlfriend is. Stars Hugh Bonneville and Nichola McAuliffe. From 2012. Show more

Contributors

Young Robert:
Josef Lindsay
Pilkington:
Ewan Bailey
Ticky Moxon-Smith:
Katherine Jakeways
Judy Page:
Tracy Wiles
Alan Temperley:
Gerard McDermott
Author:
Jon Canter
Adaptor:
Robin Brooks

Genres

Drama

Daniel Davies - Is Anything Broken?

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Modern life seen as a dash through an airport - from Arrivals to the Departure Gate. Real-time comedy drama starring Adam Kotz. Show more

Riot Girls

The Life and Loves of a She Devil

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

By Fay Weldon, adapted by Joy Wilkinson. A darkly comic fairy tale about revenge, sex and power. A wronged woman plans diabolical punishments for her husband and his mistress. Show more

Contributors

Mary Fisher:
Lyndsey Marshal
Nurse Hopkins:
Rosie Cavaliero
Mrs Fisher:
Susan Jameson
Andy:
Leo Wan
Insurance Man:
Gerard McDermott
Mrs Trumper:
Debra Baker
Elsie Flower:
Katie Redford
Girl in Job Centre:
Rebecca Hamilton
Author:
Fay Weldon

Genres

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Continues

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Soames delights in spoiling his effervescent daughter, but how can he stop her falling for the wrong man? Stars Joseph Millson. Show more

Friday Drama

Freud: The Case Histories

Episode 1: Dora

Duration: 1 hour

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

A father implores Freud to treat his daughter, after discovering her intention to end her life. Dream analysis is the key to unlocking the causes of Dora's condition. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 27 - The Journal of a Joskin

Episode 4: 1958: Preacher

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Fred Kitchen is now a school gardener and preacher alongside his spasmodic writing career. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 27 - The Journal of a Joskin

Episode 5: 1968: Man with a Scythe

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Now nearly 78, Fred Kitchen is still writing. Show more

Home Front

12 February 1915 - Esther O'Leary

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Councillor Maud Burnett's controversial scheme is gathering pace. Show more

Contributors

Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Violet O'Leary:
Jacqueline Phillips

Home Front

13 January 1916 - Hilary Pearce

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day, shares in the Pleasure Gardens Theatre were auctioned, and Hilary Pearce is disappointed. Show more

Contributors

Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Ruby Tulliver:
Martine McCutcheon
Lilian Frost:
Alex Tregear
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Ivor Davies:
Alun Raglan
Auctioneer:
Gerard McDermott
Mr Martindale:
Ewan Bailey

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 43: 11-15 January 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week when the Welsh and Scottish Trades Unions voted to oppose conscription, there is pressure at the Bevan to return more wounded men to duty. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Alphonse Duvall:
Matthew Juul
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dr Henry Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Emile Tourte:
Stephane Cornicard
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Ivor Davies:
Alun Raglan
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Len Reeves:
Darren Swift
Lilian Frost:
Alex Tregear
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Ruby Tulliver:
Martine McCutcheon
Ruth Billings:
Katie Redford
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Auctioneer:
Gerard McDermott
Mr Martindale:
Ewan Bailey

Genres

Home Front

22 January 1916 - Isabel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day, the Dublin police raided several houses, seizing arms and a printing press, and Isabel is unhappy witness to a raid on the Belgian restaurant. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Emile Tourte:
Stephane Cornicard
Mr Mottershead:
Gerard McDermott

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 44: 18-22 January 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week of the first concerted attempt to break the Siege of Kut, Folkestone's characters are all looking for release. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Clemmie Crayford:
Joanna Monro
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Edward Easton:
Raymond Wilson
Emile Tourte:
Stephane Cornicard
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Mr Mottershead:
Gerard McDermott
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Nev Cotton:
Leo Wan
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Nurse Wright:
Isobel Rogers

Genres

Drama

Holding Back the Tide

The Vauxgarth Pig

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Nick Warburton. Ronald Pickup stars as John Hector, who heads up an unlikely group trying to defend its home town against the worst ills of modernity. Show more

Contributors

Richard:
Paul Ritter
John Hector:
Ronald Pickup
Penrith:
Chris Pavlo
Mrs Cardabbon:
Susan James
Estate Agent:
Caolan McCarthy
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama on 3

As Innocent As You Can Get

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

By Rex Obano. A story about guilt and innocence focusing on two men. One is a prison psychologist and the other is a prisoner convicted under 'joint enterprise'. With Freddie Fox. Show more