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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

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Tagore:
Sam Dastor
Lord Lieutenant:
Sam Dale

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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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Drama on 3

Babbage

Duration: 2 hours

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

David Pownall's drama about the life of Charles Babbage, regarded as one of the great scientific brains of the 19th century, who first conceived the computer but died a failure. Show more

Contributors

Charles Babbage:
Sam Kelly
Ada Lovelace:
Monica Dolan
Lord Lovelace:
Michael Maloney
Wellington and Lord Aberdeen:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Lady Byron:
Frances Jeater
Italian Organ Grinder:
Andrew Branch
Composer:
Max Pownall

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Finding Freud

Duration: 45 minutes

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

John Houston commissioned the French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre to write a film about Sigmund Freud. Little did he know the nightmare he was letting them both in for! Show more

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Jean-Paul Sartre:
Kenneth Cranham
John Houston:
David Sterne

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Drama

Drama on 3

The American Grandmother

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

The American Grandmother: David Pownall's drama in which a woman faces strong opposition when confronting her estranged Liverpool family who are gripped by guilt and grief. Show more

Contributors

Maureen:
Sue Jenkins
Richard:
Karl Davies
Leone's Father:
Sam Dale
John and Raymond:
Robbie O'Neill
The Chaplain:
Richard Tate
The Headmistress:
Jenny Funnell
The Boy:
Noah London

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