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Saturday Drama

Great Escape: The Justice

Duration: 1 hour

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

True story of the post-war manhunt to avenge the Great Escape, by Robert Radcliffe and Robin Brooks. Stars Stephen Tompkinson. From April 2013. Show more

Contributors

Sqn Ldr McKenna:
Stephen Tompkinson
Schulmann:
Ewan Bailey
Max Wielen:
Nicholas Murchie
Emil Schulz:
Rick Warden
Oberst von Lindeiner:
Robert Blythe
Roger Bushell:
Ben Crowe
Paul Brickhill:
Michael Shelford
Nils Fuglesang:
Will Howard
Angela Schulz:
Hannah Wood

Genres

The Stuarts

This War Without an Enemy

Duration: 58 minutes

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

By Mike Walker. Charles I's stammer famously disappeared on the morning of his execution. A story of the English Civil War, with Julian Rhind-Tutt and Anton Lesser. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 27 - The Journal of a Joskin

Episode 3: 1948: Gooseberries

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Finances are tight, and writing commissions are few and far between for Yorkshire farm labourer and writer Fred Kitchen. 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

The Cazalets

Marking Time

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Elizabeth Jane Howard's family saga, dramatised by Lin Coghlan. The Blitz begins with consequences for the family while Rachel's visit to Sid provokes an argument. Show more

Drama

Sarah Cartwright - The Means to an End

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. When Barney's dog is run over, he wonders how to pay the vet's bill - until fate intervenes. Comedy by Sarah Cartwright starring Daniel Kirby. From June 2013. Show more

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Drama

British New Wave

Up the Junction

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Zoe Tapper and Lacey Turner star in Nell Dunn's Sixties classic. Chelsea girl Lily becomes friends with irrepressible sisters Sylvie and Rube in working class Battersea. Show more

Clare in the Community

Series 8

The Parent Trap

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Clare is relishing the role of acting team leader, but not a visit from Brian's mother. Stars Sally Phillips. From February 2013. Show more

Saturday Drama

Marks & Gran - Love Me Do

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. In the countdown to the Cuban Missile Crisis, two Americans trapped in London are thrown together. Stars Miranda Raison. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama

Fat Little Thing

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Louise's father has a surprise announcement. Is this the perfect happy ending his eight-year-old daughter has been dreaming of after the tragic loss of her mother? Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama

Fat Little Thing

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

When tragedy strikes her family for a second time, young Lou concocts a desperate plan to try and make everything right again. Show more

Contributors

Young Louise:
Amy-Beth McNulty
Margaret:
Zoe Telford
Auntie Rose:
Melanie Kilburn
Father Sullivan:
Stephen Hogan
Father Burns:
Andrew Secombe

Genres

Drama

Bearing Witness

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In Philip Palmer's legal drama, a lawyer working at The Hague is challenged by the moral and legal ambiguities of international law, as he defends a man accused of war crimes. Show more

Contributors

Anthony Macdonald:
Mark Bonnar
Judge Crowley:
Liza Sadovy
Judge Krause:
Robert Blythe
Judge Hancock:
Paul Stonehouse

Genres

Brand

Drama

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

The Stuarts

It Came In with a Lass

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Mike Walker. Queen Mary arrives in Scotland enshrouded in mist and must quickly distinguish friends from enemies, as they try to understand and control her. With Brian Cox. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 27 - The Journal of a Joskin

Episode 1: 1940: The Doorstep War

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Yorkshire farm labourer and writer Fred Kitchen's first book is finally published. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

Orwell's dramatisation of his tale of the corrupting effect of power is narrated by Tamsin Greig and features Nicky Henson, Toby Jones, Ralph Ineson and the Radio Drama Company. Show more

Drama

Edward, Edward

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A story seen entirely through the eyes of children. Edward is thrust into the limelight, when he is crowned king aged nine, but finds himself powerless in a world ruled by adults. Show more

Drama

The Fox

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Based on the true story of Michael Forwell, a gentle Englishman who became a multi-millionaire drug smuggler. Written by Robin Brooks. Show more

Drama

Sarah Weatherall - Storm

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sound recordist Andrei is on a remote Scottish island gathering material for a film soundtrack. He finds his recordings haunted by a woman's cries. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 27 - The Journal of a Joskin

Episode 2: 1940: The Promised Land

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pastures new for published Yorkshire farm labourer and writer Fred Kitchen. Show more