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Musician Kathryn Tickell, Writer David Almond, Live Theatre

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Musician Kathryn Tickell, writer David Almond and Jim Beirne of Live Theatre - which also runs a pub and restaurants - explore how art is regenerating the north east of England. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Tickell
Interviewed Guest:
John Mowbray
Interviewed Guest:
David Almond
Interviewed Guest:
Shelagh Stephenson
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Bierne
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Julian May

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

A revealing drama that looks at the life of singer Dame Shirley Bassey. The film charts Bassey's early career, from her humble roots to the start of her rise to stardom. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Colin Teague
Shirley Bassey:
Ruth Negga
Mike Sullivan:
Charlie Creed-Miles
Eliza Bassey:
Lesley Sharp
Kenneth Hume:
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Iris Bassey:
Larissa Wilson
Henry Bassey:
Babou Ceesay
Henry Bassey Jnr:
Isaiah Cai Forrest
Neighbour:
Victoria Pugh
Policeman:
Jack Llewellyn
Shirley (Aged 9):
Amira Arish
Juhni Sullivan:
Jeany Spark
Jack Hylton:
Matthew Marsh
Mrs Morrison:
Di Botcher
Chauffeur John:
Geraint Todd
Sharon Bassey:
Divine Faith Utonga
Executive Producer:
Eleanor Moran
Executive Producer:
Maxine Watson
Executive Producer:
Charles Thompson

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel? - Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

When added to a failing political career, Richard Fallon's messy divorce and problems with his morbidly obese child Toby mean he will not be leaving Martha's care any day soon. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel? - Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Howard's indolent 33-year-old son has at last left home. But now he finds himself alone with a wife he no longer recognises. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel? - Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Caroline has finally given up on her gifted daughter to concentrate instead on the career of her hapless 13-year-old son Edward, whom she is determined will be prime minister. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel? - Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Unexpectedly, Philip has had the wisdom to dump the 'foetal' girlfriend Carmen, but now he is attempting reconciliation with the not very reconcilable Rose. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel? - Series 3

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The tale of Richard's week since his last session is as usual lamentable and laughable, but he has begun to reconsider his condition and has alarming news for Martha. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel?

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Of late, Richard Fallon MP seems to have avoided any major embarrassments on reality TV, but he has had an unfortunate recent encounter with a member of the press. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel?

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Tony is still no wiser as to why his jokes with a sexist edge fail to go down well with the ladies. It must be their hormones, or something. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel?

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Caroline has begun a health food blog advising her readership on how to be as thin as she is - by avoiding clogging up their intestines with anything as disgusting as food. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel?

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Philip has found a new passion to fill the void in his life - acting. He feels it should not be too long before his experience on the shopping channel leads to some film roles. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel?

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Richard Fallon MP has been on a quest, trying to find some answers - answers the self-help section of the bookshop has proven painfully unable to provide. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel?

Episode 3: Caroline

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Caroline has finally given up on her gifted daughter to concentrate instead on her hapless son Edmund who, to her horror, has decided to be a dress designer. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel?

Episode 4: Philip

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Philip is convinced he is helping out his elderly mother, when in fact she has moved in with him to ensure he is taking his medication. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel?

Episode 5: Richard Fallon MP

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Richard Fallon MP explains to his therapist how he has been held hostage for eight hours by a constituent calling for his. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel?

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Having become an unwilling viral celebrity, Richard Fallon MP has hired a new PR person named Genevieve and has developed a crush on her. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How Does That Make You Feel?

Episode 2: Tony

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Restaurant owner Tony appears in Martha's office. His wife thinks he needs therapy, though he has no idea why. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Former neighbours Minnie and Roops take up Anna and Jim's invitation to their new home in the country. Sitcom by Shelagh Stephenson. From May 2014. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Following many failed relationships, Emma inflicts her latest awful man on Anna and Jim. Stars Haydn Gwynne. From October 2014. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

An old but not forgotten girlfriend of Jim's insists on coming to stay with him and Anna. Stars Tim McInnerny. From May 2014. Show more