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Duration: 30 minutes

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

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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

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

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

Duration: 1 hour

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

A medium stages a kidnap to draw attention to her psychic powers. Thriller starring Caroline Strong and Robert Glenister. Show more

Contributors

Duration: 1 hour

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

Jack Aubrey is pursued by a Dutch warship whose 74 guns threaten to blow HMS Leopard out of the water. Starring David Robb. Show more

Contributors

Jack Aubrey:
David Robb
Stephen Maturin:
Richard Dillane
Louisa Wogan:
Teresa Gallagher
Michael Herapath:
Samuel Barnett
Barratt Bonden:
Sam Dale
Preserved Killick:
Jon Glover
Jedediah Wilbey:
Gerard McDermott
Josiah Plaice:
Lloyd Thomas
Sir Joseph Blaine:
Michael Bertenshaw
Director:
Bruce Young
Producer:
Bruce Young
Adaptor:
Roger Danes

Drama

Stage Left

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

As they settle into their new premises, the Stage Left Theatre Collective are faced with some unpalatable choices, which lead to a clash of egos and ideals. Show more

Drama

Stage Left

Episode 4

Duration: 45 minutes

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

It is 2015, and Stage Left Theatre Company has changed beyond recognition, but any tensions between the old friends dissolve as they visit Alan's wife Sue in hospital. Show more

Drama

Stage Left

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Stage Left Theatre Company has changed in the ten years since it was founded, and not to everyone's taste. Tensions are rising between the founder members. Show more

Drama

Stage Left

Episode 3

Duration: 45 minutes

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

An unexpected guest attends the press night for Saul's West End directorial debut. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

4 Extra Debut. A 1929 concert party tour charts new adventures for factory worker Jess and newly independent Miss Trant. Starring Ralph Ineson. Show more

Contributors

Jess Oakroyd:
Ralph Ineson
Miss Trant:
Fenella Woolgar
Jimmy Nunn:
Roy Hudd
Inigo Jollifant:
Oliver Gomm
Mr Ridvers:
Gerard McDermott
Monte Mortimer:
Clive Hayward
Leonard Oakroyd:
Gary Duncan
Morton Mitcham:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Jerry Jerningham:
Adam Fitzgerald
Inspector:
David Reakes
Box Office Lady:
Katherine Weare
Director:
David Hunter

Genres

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 on 3

The Last of the Volsungs

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

A powerful dramatisation of the tragic story of Sigurd Volsung and Brynhild, the woman he loves, with an introduction by its author, Melissa Murray. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Ranjit Bolt's adaptation of Corneille's drama Le Cid, telling the story of the 11th-century Spanish hero before his rise to fame. With James Purefoy, Indira Varma and Eleanor Bron. Show more

Contributors

Don Rodrigo:
James Purefoy
Dona Urraca:
Gina McKee
Don Diego:
David Calder
Don Gormas:
Ewan Bailey
Don Fernando:
Stephen Thorne
Don Sancho:
Chris Pavlo
Adaptor:
Ranjit Bolt

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

Drama on 3

The Recruiting Officer

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Available for years

George Farquhar's most popular Restoration comedy, set in Shrewsbury during the War of the Spanish Succession, where wives are recruited while soldiers are wooed. Show more

Contributors

Captain Plume:
Paul Higgins
Sergeant Kite:
Ralph Ineson
Mr Worthy:
Adam James
Captain Brazen:
Elliot Levey
Bullock:
Simon Bubb
Justice Balance:
Jonathan Forbes
Appletree:
James Lailey
Bridewell:
Rikki Lawton
Justice Scale:
Paul Moriarty
Justice Scruple:
Gerard McDermott

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Eddie keeps his suspicions about the nature of Michael and Vanessa's relationship in check during Craig's visit, but a shock revelation changes everything. Who will Eddie believe? Show more

Contributors

Ben Mitchell:
Joshua Pascoe
Phil Mitchell:
Steve McFadden
Tanya Jessop:
Jo Joyner
Lauren Branning:
Jacqueline Jossa
Rainie Cross:
Tanya Franks
Michael Moon:
Steve John Shepherd
Janine Malloy:
Charlie Brooks
Eddie Moon:
David Essex
Vanessa Gold:
Zoe Lucker
Anthony Moon:
Matt Lapinskas
Tyler Moon:
Tony Discipline
Whitney Dean:
Shona McGarty
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb:
Ricky Norwood
Ian Beale:
Adam Woodyatt
Mandy Salter:
Nicola Stapleton
Alfie Moon:
Shane Richie
Patrick Trueman:
Rudolph Walker
Denise Fox:
Diane Parish
Christian Clarke:
John Partridge
Jay Mitchell:
Jamie Borthwick
Abi Branning:
Lorna Fitzgerald
Lola Pearce:
Danielle Harold
Dr Yusef Khan:
Ace Bhatti
Zainab Masood:
Nina Wadia
Heather Trott:
Cheryl Fergison
Jodie Gold:
Kylie Babbington
Poppy Meadow:
Rachel Bright
Jack Branning:
Scott Maslen
Norman Simmonds:
George Layton
Liam Butcher:
James Forde
Gordon Bags:
Gerard McDermott
Kris Jennings:
Adam Woodroffe
Executive Producer:
Bryan Kirkwood