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Whistling Wally's Son

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Ten-year-old Jamie Dickinson stars in this play by Wally K Daly, who recalls events in his home town of Middlesbrough which later shaped his career as a writer. Show more

Contributors

Whistling Wally:
David Seddon
Kathleen:
Jodie Day
Fr O'Hagan:
Tom Bevan
Mrs Meskill:
Marlene Sidaway

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Drama

Drama

Stephen Wyatt - The Organist's Daughter

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Can the great German composer Buxtehude find a marriage for his daughter, so that he can retire? Stars Simon Russell Beale, Emma Fielding and Naomi Frederick. Show more

Contributors

Dieterich Buxtehude:
Simon Russell Beale
Anna Margreta:
Emma Fielding
Anna Sophia:
Naomi Frederick
Johann Christian Schieferdecker:
Matthew Watson
Georg Friedrich Handel:
Joseph Kloska
Johann Sebastian Bach:
Karl Davies

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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

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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