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Drama

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Precious and Grace

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi save Mr Polopetsi from involvement in some dangerous dealings and try to resolve the problem of Fanwell's dog. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Janice Acquah
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Mr Polopetsi:
Steve Toussaint
Mma Potokwani:
Sarah Niles
Violet Sephotho:
Sarah Niles
Susan Peters:
Barbara Barnes
Mma Rosie:
Eleanor Crooks
Neighbour:
Eleanor Crooks
Superintendant Bogosi:
Jude Akuwudike
The Baker:
Jude Akuwudike

Genres

15 Minute Drama

30 Eggs

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Weary of life in Rusumo, blind Modeste must convince his 7-year-old companion Innocent to accompany him to his home village at the far side of Rwanda. Show more

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Series 1

Episode 3: The Boy with an African Heart

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama. Unsure whether he is still alive, Mma Ramotswe digs up the past of a son who has been missing for 10 years, only to uncover some shocking truths. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 4: How to Get It off Your Chest

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Terry Jones introduces a retelling of a story from Boccaccio's The Decameron. When Zeppa discovers his wife with his best friend, he plans a proportionate response. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 7: The Wager

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

When a man makes a bet on his wife's chastity and his friend sets out to prove him wrong, neither man imagines the matter will change their lives forever. Introduced by Terry Jones. Show more

Home Front

8 July 1915 - Mervyn Harris

Duration: 12 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

When Mervyn returns home on leave, only Maisie is unchanged by the war, for better or worse. Show more

Contributors

Mervyn Harris:
Tom Whitelock
Maisie Plackett:
Cassie Layton
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings

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

Contributors

Genres

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 1: An Exceptionally Wicked Lady

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Mma Ramostwe and Mma Makutsi face an old adversary, while a letter sets them a seemingly impossible task. Stars Janice Acquah. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Janice Acquah
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Oliver Maxwell:
Sam Dale
Mr Gaefale:
Jude Akuwudike
Mr Kereleng:
Maynard Eziashi
Violet Sephotho:
Anna Bengo
Mma Potokwani:
Adjoa Andoh
Reverend:
Babou Ceesay
Joe Bosilong:
Nyasha Hatendi

Genres

Drama

Simon Passmore - Earworm

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. When TV researcher Mia goes in search of a long-lost fabled horror film, she puts herself in danger. Psychological thriller starring Chloe Pirrie. Show more

Drama

Christopher Douglas - Dolly

Duration: 45 minutes

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

England cricketer Basil D'Oliveira wants to tour his native South Africa, but apartheid protectors say no. Stars Jude Akuwudike. Show more

Contributors

Basil 'Baz' D'Oliveira:
Jude Akuwudike
Naomi D'Oliveira:
Rakie Ayola
Bishop of Adelaide:
Lewis MacLeod
Tiene Oosterhuizen:
Saul Reichlin
Damian D'Oliveira:
Job Angus
Shaun D'Oliveira:
Haydon Downing

Brand

Drama

15 Minute Drama

Mike Bartlett - A Steal

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

One little bit of wealth redistribution has given Hanna a taste for helping her friends out. A comic look at how the financial crisis feels on the street. Stars Laura Dos Santos. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Mike Bartlett - A Steal

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Hanna's campaign is going wrong. No-one is listening and she's on her own. Stars Laura Dos Santos and Shaun Mason. Show more

Drama

The New Bwana

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sam Soko's satire on hope and possibility. 1964. Now Kenya has gained independence, Gaga has plans for his own liberation, but what would it mean for his friendship with Mutia? Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Sam Soko
Gaga Apoto:
Babou Ceesay
Mutia Kitungu:
Jude Akuwudike
Shiral Patel:
Sacha Dhawan
Mr Johnston:
Trevor Cooper
Mrs Johnston:
Joanna Brookes
Announcer:
Amaka Okafor

Genres

Brand

Drama

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 25: 1-5 June 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Omnibus edition of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain. Folkestone is making the most of the influx of Canadian troops. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Private Best:
Sam Valentine
Private Campbell:
Sam Valentine
Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Cyril Lauter:
Jude Akuwudike
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Hilda Moore:
Bella Hamblin
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Pilgrim:
Paul Hilton
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie

Genres

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Ben Tagoe. When Yomi travels from his native Scotland to Nigeria to try out for the national scrabble team, he has a lot more to learn than strategic two-letter words. Show more

15 Minute Drama

30 Eggs

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Modeste and Innocent put their raw eggs to good use, but before long, they run into trouble. Show more

15 Minute Drama

30 Eggs

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In Kigali, Innocent is determined to get Modeste the medical attention he needs, but at what cost? Show more

15 Minute Drama

30 Eggs

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A wrong turn takes Modeste and Innocent off the beaten track and into wild terrain of the Akagera National Park. Show more

Contributors

Father Boniface:
Nyasha Hatendi

Genres

15 Minute Drama

30 Eggs

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Helped by Innocent, a frail Modeste returns to his village, but will he get the welcome he hopes for? Show more