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The Silent War

Episode 2: The Russians Are Coming!

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary. Cold War submariners talk more openly than ever before to reveal how the underwater arms race took ballistic missiles beneath the Arctic ice. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Haydn Gwynne
Producer:
Graham Cooper
Director:
Graham Cooper
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund
Participant:
Frank Turban
Participant:
Martin MacPherson
Participant:
Bo Bohannon
Participant:
John Lehman
Participant:
JD Williams
Participant:
Vladimir Chernavin
Participant:
Paul Williamson
Participant:
James Taylor
Participant:
Bruce De Mars
Participant:
Al Konetzni
Participant:
Igor Abrarnov
Participant:
Gavin Lane
Participant:
Igor Kurdin
Participant:
Dorrie Williams
Participant:
Dorrie Williams
Participant:
Maria Kuznetsova

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

Free Thinking

Germany: Neil MacGregor, Volker Kutscher, Threepenny Opera

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy explores German culture with actress Haydn Gwynne, writer Simon Stephens, former British Museum director Neil MacGregor and crime writer Volker Kutscher. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Volker Kutscher
Interviewed Guest:
Neil MacGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Stephens
Interviewed Guest:
Philippe Sands
Interviewed Guest:
Haydn Gwynne
Interviewed Guest:
AT Williams
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Producer:
Ruth Watts

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Drama on 3

The Boy at the Back

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Juan Mayorga. An award-winning psychological drama exploring the voyeuristic nature of fiction, the exercise of power and the ambiguity at the heart of human relations. Show more

Contributors

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Le Donne

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Contemporary Naples. Caterina Riccardi's husband is arrested and accused of being in the Camorra. Stars Indira Varma. Show more

Contributors

Caterina:
Indira Varma
Salvatore:
Anton Lesser
Marisa Pirenisi:
Haydn Gwynne
Emilio Dante:
Ewan Bailey
Antonella:
Rebecca Callard
TV Presenter:
Mike Cooper
Newsreader:
Vaughan Savage
Producer:
Rosalynd Ward

15 Minute Drama

Le Donne

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Contemporary Naples. Caterina learns more about her husband's secret life and starts to doubt his innocence. Stars Haydn Gwynne. Show more

Contributors

Caterina:
Indira Varma
Salvatore:
Anton Lesser
Marisa Pirenisi:
Haydn Gwynne
Emilio Dante:
Ewan Bailey
Antonella:
Rebecca Callard
Newsreader:
Vaughan Savage
Producer:
Rosalynd Ward

15 Minute Drama

Le Donne

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Caterina finally knows the truth about Franco, but can she commit murder for the honour of her family? Stars Indira Varma. Show more

Contributors

Caterina:
Indira Varma
Salvatore:
Anton Lesser
Marisa Pirenisi:
Haydn Gwynne
TV Presenter:
Mike Cooper
Newsreader:
Vaughan Savage
Emilio Dante:
Ewan Bailey
Antonella:
Rebecca Callard
Producer:
Rosalynd Ward

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

Drama adaptation of the book by David Walliams. When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself on the miserable children's ward of St Hugo's Hospital. Show more

Contributors

Headmaster:
David Walliams
Dr Luppers:
Amit Shah
Sir Quentin Strillers:
Mark Heap
Executive Producer:
Jo Sargent
Producer:
Charlie Leech
Production Company:
King Bert Productions

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Little Ottleys

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Aylmer has a dilemma: should he tell Edith the news about Bruce or keep quiet? Show more

Contributors

Vincy Wenham Vincy:
Sam Alexander
Madame Frabelle:
Jane Whittenshaw
Reverend Byrne Fraser:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Director:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Tracey Neale

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Little Ottleys

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Shocked by Aylmer's words, Bruce makes a decision that could change life for the Ottleys and their friends for ever. Show more

Contributors

Vincy Wenham Vincy:
Sam Alexander
Madame Frabelle:
Jane Whittenshaw
Reverend Byrne Fraser:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Director:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Tracey Neale

Genres

The Silent War

Episode 1: Know Your Enemy

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary. After decades of silence, British, American and Russian submariners talk about the secret war of espionage waged beneath the waves during the Cold War. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Haydn Gwynne
Producer:
David Belton
Director:
David Belton
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund
Participant:
Roger Lane-Nott
Participant:
Mikhail Kuznetsova
Participant:
Bo Bohannon
Participant:
Charles Young
Participant:
Norman Hodgson
Participant:
Martin MacPherson
Participant:
Anatolii Andreev
Participant:
Lillian Bohannon
Participant:
Sandy Woodward
Participant:
John Speller
Participant:
David Owen
Participant:
Owen Cote
Participant:
Bruce De Mars
Participant:
Gary Slaughter
Participant:
Igor Kurdin
Participant:
Toby Eliot
Participant:
Imogen Eliot
Participant:
Vladlen Navmov
Participant:
Kevin Whitehouse
Participant:
Gannon MacHale
Participant:
Victor Palamarchuk
Participant:
Frank Turvey
Participant:
Tatyana Kuznetsova
Participant:
Ian Hewitt

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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 Extra

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

Uncle

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Three HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Sitcom about sensible schoolboy Errol and his rather immature Uncle Andy. Errol's grandmother Joan is hosting a family lunch and Sam ropes Andy into coming along. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Joan and Colin arrive to visit Anna and Jim at impossibly short notice. Stars Haydn Gwynne and Tim McInnerny. From May 2014. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Little Ottleys

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Edith's scheme of shuttling between Aylmer (the love of her life) and Bruce (her hopeless former husband) collapses. In despair, she goes into hiding. Show more

Contributors

Vincy Wenham Vincy:
Sam Alexander
Madame Frabelle:
Jane Whittenshaw
Reverend Byrne Fraser:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Director:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Tracey Neale

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Little Ottleys

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

When Bruce returns home, he discovers a note from Edith. Full of dark foreboding, he hurries straight to Aylmer's house in Jermyn Street. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Little Ottleys

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

While Edith confides in Aylmer and Vincy, Bruce finds himself drawn towards the church, but will he find the answers to his questions there? Show more

Contributors

Vincy Wenham Vincy:
Sam Alexander
Reverend Byrne Fraser:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Director:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Tracey Neale

Genres

Drama

The Other Simenon

Episode 3: The Confessional

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Set in the Cote d'Azur, teenager Andre struggles to cope, as he sees his parents' marriage unravel. Show more

Contributors

Young Andre:
Arthur Hughes
Older Andre:
Carl Prekopp
Francine:
Jo Woodcock
Madam Jeanne:
Jane Whittenshaw
Director:
David Neville
Producer:
David Neville
Adaptor:
Ronald Frame

Genres