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15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Emperor Domitian is increasingly paranoid that there is a plot against him. This time he's right. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

Drama

White Noise

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Matthew Broughton. Against the backdrop of the approaching Olympics, three residents of Dagenham see their lives fundamentally altered. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Ben Fogle ventures across the Antarctic to join the international effort to preserve Captain Scott's hut and its artefacts Scott's diaries. Includes readings from Scott's diaries. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Fogle
Voice of Captain Scott:
Kenneth Branagh
Voice of Tryggve Gran:
Matthew Gravelle
Participant:
David Attenborough
Participant:
Nigel Watson
Participant:
Richard Kossow
Participant:
Ranulph Fiennes
Participant:
Heather Lane
Participant:
Roland Huntford
Producer:
Tim Green
Director:
Tim Green
Production Manager:
Louise Binding

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Matthew Gravelle narrates this documentary following three Welsh veterans of the Falklands conflict as they return to the islands to make peace with their past. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Marc Edwards
Producer:
Marc Edwards
Director:
Marc Edwards
Director:
Marc Edwards
Executive Producer:
Christina Macaulay
Executive Producer:
Christina Macaulay

Drama

DJ Britton - When Greed Becomes Hunger

Episode 2: The Pen

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Three years after the collapse of the world food market, Phil and Sian attempt to make amends for their role in the crisis. Stars Matthew Gravelle, Carys Eleri and Stuart Milligan. Show more

Judge John Deed

Series 6

War Crimes

Part 2: War Crimes, Part 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama about a High Court judge. During the war crimes case, Deed learns that the soldier on trial is being sacrificed as part of the government's exit strategy.

Contributors

Judge John Deed:
Martin Shaw
Sir Joseph Channing:
Donald Sinden
Sir Ian Rochester:
Simon Chandler
Rita Cooper:
Barbara Thorn
Sir Alan Peasmarsh:
Jeremy Child
Fran Pavley:
Juliet Aubrey
Marie Madsen:
Kim Thomson
Judge Previn:
Murray Head
Private Dave Clark:
Neil Grainger
WPC Lowy:
Kate Anthony
Major General Waters:
Adam James
Dr Froad:
Martin Turner
Simon Craven:
Thom Fell
Sir Percy Thrower:
Clive Brill
Martin Griffin:
David Verrey
Judge Emimina:
Leo Wringer
Peter Spence:
Charlie Kemp
Begum Mamood:
Andy Lucas
Sgt Brightling:
Brett Fancy
Mullah Al Sakka:
Mido Hamada
PC Stephen Ashurst:
Dave Norman
Private Dewi Jones:
Matthew Gravelle
Saddam Moussa:
Waleed Elgardi
Ralph Hoon:
Brett Morris
UN Guard:
Dorian Nkono
Magaret Clark:
Katharine Monaghan
Producer:
GF Newman
Director:
Steve M Kelly

Genres

Curious Under the Stars

Series 1

Episode 1: Gone West

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

By Meic Povey. When Gareth and Diane's marriage falters, the couple uproot from London and buy a dilapidated pub in the idyllic Welsh village of Glan Don. Show more

Original British Dramatists 2015

A Thing Inside a Thing Inside a Thing

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Original British Dramatists: An elderly lady works inside a giant machine on the outskirts of the solar system. Written by Iain AJ Ross, a finalist in the BBC Writer's Prize. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

When Harry is convicted of a brutal murder, his obsession with violent virtual reality is blamed. A dark thriller about sex, violence and the illicit underbelly of the internet. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Saturday Drama

Menna Gallie - Strike for a Kingdom

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. 1926: As its residents struggle to survive, the small Welsh valleys village of Cilhendre is rocked by murder. Stars Paul Rhys. Show more

Drama

Fright Night: Ring

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. A British journalist living in Tokyo starts to investigate the mysterious deaths of four teenagers. Stars Matthew Gravelle. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Pepys: After the Fire

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

King Charles II calls for plans to rebuild London. John Evelyn, Robert Hooke and Christopher Wren, three of Sam's closest friends, are keen to present their ambitious designs. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
John Evelyn:
Mathew Baynton
Robert Hooke:
Matthew Gravelle
King Charles II:
Ewan Bailey
Christopher Wren:
Tristan Sturrock
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Pepys: After the Fire

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As the rebuilding of London begins, demolition work at St Paul's causes trouble for the neighbours. A fire at Sam's home threatens not just the family but his precious books. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Mary Skinner:
Eiry Thomas
John Evelyn:
Mathew Baynton
Robert Hooke:
Matthew Gravelle
Christopher Wren:
Tristan Sturrock
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Pepys: After the Fire

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam has a visit from Christopher Wren, and learns of the death of an old friend, Robert Hooke, who played a key role in the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Mary Skinner:
Eiry Thomas
John Evelyn:
Mathew Baynton
Robert Hooke:
Matthew Gravelle
King Charles II:
Ewan Bailey
Christopher Wren:
Tristan Sturrock
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Pepys: After the Fire

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam, now close to death, looks back on the city he has loved. London, once devastated by the Great Fire, has arisen anew from the ashes. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
Mary Skinner:
Eiry Thomas
John Evelyn:
Mathew Baynton
Christopher Wren:
Tristan Sturrock
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pliny has a new job as chief overseer of the sewage works of Rome, but it is someone else who has to do the real dirty work. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pliny is invited to the Palatine, where he finds out to his horror just how much the Emperor Domitian knows about him. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

Curious Under the Stars

Series 1

Episode 3: Gathering Storm

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

By Meic Povey. When a violent storm brings down the Great Oak of Glan Don, legend suggests the survival of the village is threatened. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Pudding Lane, 2nd September 1666: The King's baker goes to bed – unaware his oven is still alight. Stars Kris Marshall. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
King Charles:
Ewan Bailey
Mayor Bludworth:
Matthew Gravelle
Mr Howells:
Dick Bradnum
Mr Houblon:
Richard Nichols
Mrs Batelier:
Eiry Thomas
Director:
Kate McAll