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Dangerous Visions

The Drowned World

Duration: 58 minutes

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

JG Ballard's story of a scientific mission surveying drowned cities. This is a future where the Earth's atmosphere, and human consciousness, has eroded. Adapted by Graham White. Show more

Contributors

Strangman:
Tim McInnerny
Colonel Riggs:
Robert Blythe
Dr Alan Bryant:
Paul Stonehouse
Lieutenant Hardman:
Ben Crowe
Caesar:
Don Gilet
Writer:
JG Ballard
Adaptor:
Graham White

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Drama

Tongues of Fire

Duration: 45 minutes

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

David Pownall imagines fireworks between WB Yeats and Sean O'Casey. A Nobel laureate visits Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1913 and each Irish dramatist suspects the other has an agenda. Show more

Contributors

Tagore:
Sam Dastor
Lord Lieutenant:
Sam Dale

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Drama

Drama

Nick Warburton - Not Bobby

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Frank's new pet rabbit Bobby starts causing an unexpected stir at home. Satire on the education system. Stars Mackenzie Crook, Emerald O'Hanrahan, Kate Layden, Tessa Nicholson. Show more

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Drama

Duration: 45 minutes

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

An entrepreneur moves a pickled whale from the Cape of Good Hope round Southern Africa to make a fortune. Stars Vincent Ebrahim. Show more

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From Fact to Fiction

Series 19

Changes

Duration: 13 minutes

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

By Graham White. In the wake of David Bowie's passing, Marc and Thom's parents reveal how Bowie's radical attitude once inspired dad's experiments with mascara. Show more

Drama

The Magnificent Andrea

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Roger Allam and Nigel Planer star in the latter's comedy drama about two very different men who meet at the funeral of the woman they both desperately loved. Show more

Contributors

Taxi Driver:
Brian Bowles
Ambulance Driver:
Stuart McLoughlin
George:
Sam Dale

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Brand

Drama

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

Drama

The Magnificent Andrea

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Roger Allam and Nigel Planer appear in the latter's comedy-drama about two very different men who meet at the funeral of the inspirational woman they both desperately loved. Show more

Contributors

Receptionist:
Sally Orrock
Waitress:
Joanna Monro

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Brand

Drama

Drama

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

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

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

Saturday Drama

Otherwise Engaged

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Dark comedy by Simon Gray. A publisher tries - and fails - to enjoy a Saturday afternoon listening to Wagner. With James Purefoy, Alex MacQueen, Hattie Morahan and Nigel Planer. Show more

Drama

The Rules of Palship

Duration: 44 minutes

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

The young Noel Coward demanded fierce loyalty from his friends. But did he live up to his own high standards? Writer Jonathan Tafler imagines a testing moment. Show more

Contributors

Noel Coward:
Joel MacCormack
Graham Henshaw:
Tom Forrister
Fraser Stanhope:
Wilf Scolding
Reverend Henshaw:
David Reakes
Mary Henshaw:
Ellie Darvill

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Brand

Drama

Drama

Watch Me While I'm Sleeping

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Mo's snoring is so addling that his long-term partner now wants separate bedrooms. Will a heart-to-heart over dinner resolve the issue? Or might it reveal more worrying problems? Show more