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The Real George Orwell

Homage to Catalonia

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Franco's Nationalists reject Spain's Republican government. Eric Blair reports the fight against fascism. Stars Joseph Millson. Show more

Contributors

Eric Blair:
Joseph Millson
Eileen Blair:
Lyndsey Marshal
Georges Kopp:
Ewan Bailey
Spanish volunteer:
Javier Marzan
Henry Miller:
Richard Laing
John McNair:
John McAndrew
Benjamin:
Jon Lolis
Tom Gallagher:
Gareth Pierce
Fascist soldier:
Asier Newman
Director:
Kate McAll

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 2

Episode 6: Accept No Substitute

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lynne Truss's series about the inhabitants of wind-battered Meridian Cliffs. Jim regularly phones Sarah, his first wife, to go on about Emma, his second wife. What will Emma think? Show more

Drama

Anita Sullivan - Selfless

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A biker suffers amnesia after a road accident. Who is the stranger who rescues him? Psychological thriller with Adrian Bower, Mark Meadows, Nisha Nayar. 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

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 1

There's No Need to Shout

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Lynne Truss. On the English south coast stands the wind-battered town of Meridian Cliffs, where Sarah Birkett dreams of a small improvement in her life, involving Daniel Craig. Show more

Drama

Aberystwyth Noir - It Ain't Over till the Bearded Lady Sings

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Malcolm Pryce. World-weary private eye Louie Knight and his enthusiastic schoolgirl sidekick Calamity Jane search Aber's mean streets to find out who killed Mr Big Top. Show more

Contributors

Louie Knight:
Phylip Harries
Calamity Jane:
Catrin Stewart
Mr Marmalade:
Matthew Gravelle
Herod Jenkins:
Matthew Gravelle
Mrs Meirionydd:
Eiry Thomas
Mrs Tonypandy:
Manon Edwards
Mrs Jones:
Manon Edwards
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

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Brand

Drama

Drama

Mercury 13

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In the 1960s, Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb secretly took NASA's gruelling astronaut selection tests but they were never allowed to go into space. Anita Sullivan's drama explores why. Show more

Contributors

Jerrie Cobb:
Samantha Dakin
Randolf Lovelace:
William Hope
Tom Harris:
William Hope
John Glenn:
William Hope
Jackie Cochran:
Laurel Lefkow
Brigadier General Flickinger:
Morgan Deare
Dr Shurley:
Morgan Deare
Congressman Anfuso:
Morgan Deare
Narrator:
Laurel Lefkow
Interviewed Guest:
Wally Funk
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Torchwood - The Lost Files

Episode 1: The Devil and Miss Carew

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

An alien with an aversion to electricity threatens to take Earth back to the dark ages. Stars John Barrowman and Eve Myles. From July 2011. Show more

Contributors

Captain Jack Harkness:
John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper:
Eve Myles
Ianto Jones:
Gareth David-Lloyd
Rhys Williams:
Kai Owen
Miss Carew:
Juliet Mills
Uncle Bryn:
James Walsh
Old Lady:
Shelley Rees
Producer:
Kate McAll
Director:
Kate McAll

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

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 3

Weemails

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the people of Meridian Cliffs, a small wind-battered town on the south coast, where Terry finds walking his dog a frustrating affair. Show more

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 2

Episode 5: The Limit

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the inhabitants of Meridian Cliffs, a wind-battered town on the south coast of England. Carpet fitter Jack's obsessions threaten to get the better of him. Show more

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 2

Episode 7: Mrs Manville Disposes

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the inhabitants of Meridian Cliffs, a wind-battered town on the south coast of England. Now approaching 80, Mrs Manville decides it is time to downsize. Show more

Drama

Torchwood - The Lost Files

Episode 2: Submission

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

By Ryan Scott. A distress signal lures Torchwood to the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench. Stars John Barrowman and Eve Myles. Show more

Contributors

Captain Jack Harkness:
John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper:
Eve Myles
Ianto Jones:
Gareth David-Lloyd
Carlie Roberts:
Erin Bennett
Sam Doyle:
Angelo Tiffe
Captain Cudlow:
John Francis Harries
Henry Goddard:
John Lee
Writer:
Ryan Scott
Producer:
Kate McAll
Director:
Kate McAll

Drama

Torchwood - The Lost Files

Episode 3: The House of the Dead

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

By James Goss. Jack and Ianto end up at the most haunted pub in Wales, where Mrs Wintergreen's séance sparks havoc. Stars John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd and Eve Myles. Show more

Contributors

Captain Jack Harkness:
John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper:
Eve Myles
Ianto Jones:
Gareth David-Lloyd
Mrs Wintergreen:
Rosalind Ayres
Late Arrival:
Shelley Rees
Writer:
James Goss
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Drama

A Scattering

Duration: 45 minutes

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

At the age of 60, Christopher Reid lost his wife, actress Lucinda Gane, to cancer. Robert Bathurst reads this award-winning series of poems written in response to her death. Show more

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 3

The Day the Earth Moved Slightly

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the inhabitants of Meridian Cliffs, a small wind-battered town on the south coast, where everyone gathers to say a last goodbye to the great man of carpets. Show more

Drama

If I Should Go Away

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Welsh second world war poet Alun Lewis was born 100 years ago. Owen Sheers' play, adapted from Lewis's own work, reveals how casualties of war are emotional as much as physical. Show more

Contributors

Gweno Ellis:
Mali Harries
Freda Aykroyd:
Caroline Harker
Dick Mills:
Richard Elfyn
Colonel Cresswell:
Iestyn Jones
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

Brand

Drama

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 3

Tristan da Cunha

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the people of Meridian Cliffs, a small wind-battered town on the south coast, where Jess, the hairdresser, is mapping the world of her clients. Show more