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Drama on 3

In the Depths of Dead Love

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

By Howard Barker. Dark comedy set in China in which a banished poet (Richard E Grant) faces a major dilemma after he falls in love with a grandee's wife. Show more

Drama on 3

Juno and the Paycock

Duration: 2 hours

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

Alfred Hitchcock so loved Sean O'Casey's Abbey theatre play he adapted and filmed it. A Dublin tenement family nearing destitution get wind of an inheritance. Show more

Contributors

Juno Boyle:
Sorcha Cusack
Captain Boyle:
Stanley Townsend
Joxer Daly:
John Kavanagh
Mary Boyle:
Beth Cooke
Johnny Boyle:
Rory Fleck Byrne
Charles Bentham:
Ruairi Conaghan
Maisie Maidgan:
Michele Moran
Mrs Tancred:
Marcella Riordan
'Needle' Nugent:
Stephen Hogan
Furniture Man:
David Cann
Neighbour:
Craige Els

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

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Ranjit Bolt's adaptation of Corneille's drama Le Cid, telling the story of the 11th-century Spanish hero before his rise to fame. With James Purefoy, Indira Varma and Eleanor Bron. Show more

Contributors

Don Rodrigo:
James Purefoy
Dona Urraca:
Gina McKee
Don Diego:
David Calder
Don Gormas:
Ewan Bailey
Don Fernando:
Stephen Thorne
Don Sancho:
Chris Pavlo
Adaptor:
Ranjit Bolt

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Drama on 3

Faith Healer

Duration: 2 hours

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

By Brian Friel. Classic play in which an Irish faith healer returns to his native land to a potentially terrible fate. With Owen Roe, Lia Williams and Phil Daniels. Show more

Drama

The AntiSocial Network

Duration: 44 minutes

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

A ski resort in the Carpathians. A young British lobbying firm is busy rigging the elections. Why? Show more

Drama

A Question of Judgement

Duration: 44 minutes

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

An explosion at a council estate school left many dead and injured. Timothy West stars as the old-school judge controversially appointed to the public inquiry. By Ryan Craig. Show more

Contributors

Sir Stephen Colefax:
Timothy West
Yasmina:
Deeivya Meir
Devereaux:
Neil McCaul
Conserdine:
David Reakes
Brownlow:
David Reakes
Annie Lopez:
Kath Weare
Harriet Akerly:
Ellie Darvill
Structural Engineer:
Samuel James
Writer:
Ryan Craig

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The Norman Conquests

Episode 1: Living Together

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy trilogy follows charming, compulsive philanderer Norman and five other characters over one weekend at a country house in England. Show more

Drama

David Nobbs - Silent Nights

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Gordon's hatred of noise is threatening his marriage. But will foisting silence on the world help matters? Stars Jonathan Coy. Show more

Contributors

Gordon Flitch:
Jonathan Coy
Alison Flitch:
Doon Mackichan
Jonathan Pelt:
Stephen Critchlow
Esterhazy:
John Rowe
Shopkeeper:
Dan Starkey

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Drama

Nick Warburton - Irongate

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A woman walks once a year along the Thames, from Kew to Tower Bridge. Why? A play about love and loss, starring James Fleet and Emma Fielding. Show more

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Drama

The Surprising Effect of Miss Scarlett Rosebud

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A David Nobbs comedy. Two retired women teachers share a house but little else. Then a former student, now a rock-star, bursts into their lives. The effect is devastating... Show more

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Drama

Democracy for Beginners

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Paul Dornan. Unemployed graduate Hannah returns to sleepy Westport. She needs a job but the only one going is as mayor, and her dad's running for that. Dare she run for it too? Show more

Drama

Rhoda and Pete Get Back On the Scene

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Ross Dunsmore. Two recently widowed over-seventies are pushed into a speed-date by their children. But is it they who need a partner? Show more

Drama

Robin Mukherjee - A Fire in the Sun

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A woman visits her parents in their fire-ravaged Spanish home. Memories are lost, but new discoveries await. Stars Haydn Gwynne. Show more

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Drama

The Norman Conquests

Episode 3: Round and Round the Garden

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy trilogy follows charming, compulsive philanderer Norman and five other characters over one weekend at a country house in England. Show more

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Series 5

Episode 2: Wild About Gorillas

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Kate, Peter's ex-wife who has moved in, suggests a trip to the zoo. Or will it be a hair-raising adventure? Show more

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Series 5

Episode 3: Jesus O'Rahilly

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sam, Peter and Kate go to salsa lessons for the over-60s. Outrageous and sometimes shocking fun, as they separate the sheep from the goats. Show more

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Series 5

Episode 4: Everybody's Doing It

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sam, addled by Kate and Peter's audible intimacy, finally decides on internet dating. Then a knock on the front door changes everything. Show more