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Primo Levi's The Periodic Table

Episode 1: Vanadium, Part 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Janet Suzman introduces a new dramatisation of Levi's stories about the elements of life, starring Henry Goodman, dramatised by Graham White. Primo receives a letter from his past. Show more

Contributors

Older Primo:
Henry Goodman
Cometto:
John Rowe
Dr Muller:
Erich Redman
Younger Primo:
Akbar Kurtha
Polish Overseer:
Chris Pavlo
Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Primo imagines a fantasy meeting with his Piedmontese ancestors, who share a number of characteristics with the noble, rare and inert gases, such as Argon. Show more

Contributors

Older Primo:
Henry Goodman
Cesare:
John Rowe
Samuel:
Sam Dale
Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Saturday Drama

Somerset Maugham - For Services Rendered

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. 1932. Progressive English family the Ardsleys are trying to live their lives under the long shadow of the First World War. Stars Sian Thomas. From September 2013. Show more

Contributors

Leonard Ardsley:
David Calder
Charlotte Ardsley:
Sian Thomas
Sydney Ardsley:
Tom Espiner
Eva Ardsley:
Cath Whitefield
Lois Ardsley:
Louise Brealey
Ethel Bartlett:
Mariah Gale
Howard Bartlett:
Michael Shaeffer
Collie Stratton:
Justin Salinger
Wilfred Cedar:
Ron Cook
Dr Charles Prentice:
John Rowe
Adaptor:
Lu Kemp
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

Broken

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama series. With the community in shock, Father Michael comforts PC Powell, who is being pressured to back up his colleagues' questionable version of events. Show more

Contributors

Father Michael Kerrigan:
Sean Bean
Helen Oyenusi:
Muna Otaru
Father Matthew:
Thomas Arnold
Father Michael Age 10:
Fin Campbell
PC Andrew Powell:
Mark Stanley
PC Dawn Morris:
Aisling Loftus
PC Ian Wakefield:
Matthew Wilson
Sergeant Denis Kilcaid:
Tony Hirst
Chief Inspector McDonald:
Louis Hilyer
Norman Collins IPCC:
Colin Mace
Caroline Powell:
Faye McKeever
Priest:
John Rowe
Senior Police Officer:
Michael Higgs
Roz Demichelis:
Paula Malcomson
Pauline Pickering:
Naomi Radcliffe
PC Joe Mason:
Ian Cunningham
Vernon Oyenusi:
Jerome Holder
Police Liason Officer:
Arinder Sadhra
Barbara Powell:
Melanie Kilburn
Older Father Matthew:
Robert Gillespie
Director:
Ashley Pearce
Producer:
Colin McKeown
Producer:
Donna Molloy
Executive Producer:
Colin McKeown
Executive Producer:
Jimmy McGovern
Executive Producer:
Sean Bean
Composer:
Matthew Hall
Production Manager:
Jac Ashton

Genres

Holby City

Series 18

Episode 24: Who You Are

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

When Austin is admitted to AAU, an overwhelmed Morven pushes Arthur away. Seeing missed calls from Jess, Ric stops at nothing to get in touch with his daughter. Show more

Contributors

Morven Shreve:
Eleanor Fanyinka
Arthur Digby:
Rob Ostlere
Zosia March:
Camilla Arfwedson
Dominic Copeland:
David Ames
Mo Effanga:
Chizzy Akudolu
Oliver Valentine:
James Anderson
Jac Naylor:
Rosie Marcel
Raffaello Di Lucca:
Joe McFadden
Adrian 'Fletch' Fletcher:
Alex Walkinshaw
Sacha Levy:
Bob Barrett
Essie Harrison:
Kaye Wragg
Ric Griffin:
Hugh Quarshie
Jesse Law:
Don Gilet
Austin Shreve:
Clinton Blake
Sir Dennis Hopkins-Clarke:
Rupert Frazer
Jem Brown:
Roger Griffiths
Belinda Bell Humphries:
Sheila Steafel
Katherine Rice:
Lauren Lyle
Thomas Bell Humphries:
John Rowe
Producer:
Sarah Creasey
Director:
Jamie Annett

Doctors

Series 12

Episode 111: Von Man Trap

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Medical drama series. Daniel helps a stripper to deal with her sexuality, while Heston tries to give a wake-up call to a friend who is neglecting his health. Show more

Contributors

Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Joel Mason:
Tom Meredith
Meredith Stuart:
Gemma Bissix
Barrington Foley:
John Rowe
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Cherry Malone:
Sophie Abelson
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

Doctors

Series 17

Episode 90: The Bingo Conspiracy

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama series set in a health centre. Mrs Tembe helps an unconventional care home resident to come to terms with his wife's death.

Contributors

Mrs Tembe:
Lorna Laidlaw
Muriel Hicks:
Cathy Murphy
Dilys Cuthbert:
Marlene Sidaway
Herb Ashwell:
John Rowe
Producer:
Dawn Coulson
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

Doctors

Series 15

Episode 84: WLTM

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Mandy helps a single man who is desperate to have a baby re-focus on what is really important to him in a relationship. Meanwhile, more pictures of Jas go up online. Show more

Contributors

Guy Harney:
Richard Glover
Mandy Marquez:
Danielle Henry
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Al Haskey:
Ian Midlane
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Dr Emma Reid:
Dido Miles
Dr Jas Khella:
Vineeta Rishi
Chris Reid:
Nathan Wright
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Gus Harper:
Neil Haigh
Ron Harney:
John Rowe
Alison MacAskie:
Leah Muller
Kendra Maynard:
Sarah Toogood
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd
Director:
Simon Gibney

The Stuarts

To Make the Plough Go before the Horse

Duration: 58 minutes

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

By Mike Walker. James I's life and reign told through his relationships, from his one love, Esme, to his favourite, George Villiers. Starring Bill Paterson. Show more

Contributors

King James I & VI:
Bill Paterson
Young James:
Stewart Campbell
George Buchanan:
John Rowe
Esmé Stewart:
David Dawson
Prince Charles:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Buckingham:
Dominic Mafham
Agnes Sampson:
Amaka Okafor
Cranfield:
Ben Crowe
Chancellor:
Matthew Watson

Saturday Drama

The Martin Beck Killings

The Terrorists

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

Steven Mackintosh stars as Martin Beck in the final dramatisation of the classic 1960s Swedish detective series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. 10. The Terrorists. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Per Wahloo
Adaptor:
Katie Hims
Narrator:
Lesley Sharp
Martin Beck:
Steven Mackintosh
Kollberg:
Neil Pearson
Larsson:
Ralph Ineson
Einar Rönn:
Wayne Foskett
Frederik Melander:
Adrian Scarborough
Bulldozer Olsson:
Michael Maloney
Rebecka Lind:
Hannah Wood
Mr Bondesson:
Ben Crowe
Eric Möller:
Ben Crowe
American Senator:
Ben Crowe
National Police Commissioner:
Rick Warden
Taxi Driver:
Rick Warden
Kristiansson:
Don Gilet
Court Official:
Matthew Watson
Policeman:
Matthew Watson
Airforce Commander:
Paul Stonehouse
Judge:
John Rowe
Prime Minister:
John Rowe
Mrs Cosgrove:
Joanna Brooks
Neighbour:
Joanna Brooks
Levallois:
David Seddon
Kvastmo:
David Seddon
Ruth Salmonsson:
Philippa Stanton
Gun Kollberg:
Sally Orrock
Director:
Mary Peate

Saturday Drama

The Martin Beck Killings

The Abominable Man

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Steven Mackintosh plays Martin Beck in the classic 1960s Swedish detective series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. 7. The Abominable Man. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Per Wahloo
Adaptor:
Katie Hims
Narrator:
Lesley Sharp
Martin Beck:
Steven Mackintosh
Lennart Kollberg:
Neil Pearson
Gunvald Larsson:
Ralph Ineson
Einar Ronn:
Wayne Foskett
Frederik Melander:
Adrian Scarborough
Stefan Nyman:
Matthew Watson
Mrs Eriksson:
Dinah Stabb
Mr Eriksson:
John Rowe
Kristiansson:
Don Gilet
The Rump:
Robert Blythe
Man 1:
Ben Crowe
Woman in the Records Department:
Joanna Brookes
Official 1:
Paul Stonehouse
Director:
Mary Peate
Producer:
Mary Peate

Drama

Beyond Contempt

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Peter Jukes's nail-biting account of learning how to be a court reporter on the job, as he live-tweeted the entire eight-and-a-half-month hacking trial. Starring Neil Pearson. Show more

Contributors

Peter Jukes:
Neil Pearson
Mr Justice Saunders:
John Rowe
Andrew Edis QC:
Michael Bertenshaw
James Doleman:
Ian Conningham
Timothy Langdale QC:
Nicholas Jones
Jonathan Laidlaw QC:
Stephen Critchlow
Sienna Miller:
Hannah Genesius
Rebekah Brooks:
Jane Slavin
Dan Evans:
Shaun Mason
Nick Davies:
David Acton
Eimar Cook:
Elaine Claxton
Jude Law:
Paul Heath
Director:
Mary Peate

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

On Mardle Fen

Series 5

Part 1: Talk to the Bones

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Nick Warburton. Warwick dreams of expansion. He gets it into his head that they should have a covered area built on the side of the restaurant with romantic views over the river. Show more

Contributors

Warwick Hedges:
Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges:
Sam Dale
Marcia Hedges:
Kate Buffery
Samuel:
John Rowe
Bernard:
Ben Crowe
Director:
Claire Grove

Genres

Drama

On Mardle Fen

Series 6

Part 1: Mardle End, part 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In the sixth and final series of Nick Warburton's comedy drama, chef Warwick Hedges goes in search of a magical, golden paradise... somewhere on Mardle Fen. Show more

Contributors

Warwick Hedges:
Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges:
Sam Dale
Marcia Hedges:
Kate Buffery
Samuel:
John Rowe
Director:
Claire Grove

Genres

Drama

On Mardle Fen

Series 6

Part 2: Mardle End, part 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Up a tree at dusk, eccentric chef Warwick Hedges, disguised as a badger, is shot at. Could this be poachers or something more sinister? Show more

Contributors

Warwick Hedges:
Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges:
Sam Dale
Marcia Hedges:
Kate Buffery
Samuel:
John Rowe
Director:
Claire Grove

Genres

Drama

Philip and Sydney

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Alan Pollock. In 1937 Philip Larkin's father took him on holiday to Germany. Philip never spoke of the trip. Alan Pollock's drama imagines what might have happened there. Show more

Contributors

Philip Larkin:
Pip Carter
Sydney Larkin:
Tim McInnerny
Hotel Keeper/Drinker:
John Rowe
Herr Hinck:
Sam Dale
Hans and all other parts:
Gunnar Cauthery

Brand

Drama

Saturday Drama

Lewis Carroll - Alice through the Looking Glass

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. Alice's fantastical story collides with Radio 4, as she crashes a giant game of chess. With Lauren Mote and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Show more

Contributors

Lewis Carroll:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
The Red Queen:
Carole Boyd
The White Queen:
Sally Phillips
Humpty Dumpty:
Nicholas Parsons
Tweedledee:
Alistair McGowan
Tweedledum:
Alistair McGowan
The White Knight:
John Rowe
The White King:
Robert Blythe
Messenger:
Ben Crowe

Genres

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

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

The Ferryhill Philosophers

Wants and Desires

Duration: 44 minutes

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

An unlikely duo - an ex-miner and a senior philosophy lecturer - wrestle with the collision between moral philosophy and the sundry dilemmas of a small village by the Wear. Show more

Drama

Nick Payne - The Day We Caught the Train

Duration: 45 minutes

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

David is coming to spend the day, and Sally has planned it meticulously. But when he finally arrives, she is hopelessly unprepared. With Olivia Colman and Ralph Ineson. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama