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Saturday Drama

Playing With Trains

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

1986: Roxanna and Danny are in despair over the actions of their father, hubristic inventor Bill Galpin. Stars Timothy Spall. Show more

Saturday Drama

Playing With Trains

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. 1967: Maverick inventor Bill Galpin is getting rich while battling with his children, Roxanna and Danny. Stars Timothy Spall. Show more

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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Genres

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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Brand

Drama

Doctors

Series 20

The Law of Unintended Consequences

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for years

Al takes Eve on a day out, but he is thrown when Ray turns up. Daniel and Becky have a heart to heart. Show more

Contributors

Dr Al Haskey:
Ian Midlane
Eve Haskey:
Rachel Bell
Becky Clarke:
Ali Bastian
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Ray Hopkins:
Bruce Alexander
Director:
Isher Sahota
Executive Producer:
Mike Hobson

Doctors

Series 20

I Feel Bad for My Neck

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Available for years

Al has bonded with Ray, but Eve is about to discover something to upset them all. Sid offers support to a friend of his dad who is struggling with getting older.

Contributors

Dr Al Haskey:
Ian Midlane
Eve Haskey:
Rachel Bell
Ray Hopkins:
Bruce Alexander
Dr Sid Vere:
Ashley Rice
Michael Evans:
Nicholas Tizzard
Yasmin Mitchell:
Elinor Lawless
Writer:
Kim Millar
Director:
Merlyn Rice
Executive Producer:
Mike Hobson

The Once and Future King

Episode 2: The Sword in the Stone

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Wart's remarkable education at the hands of wizard Merlyn draws to a close. Stars David Warner, Paul Ready and Edward Bracey. Show more

Contributors

Arthur:
Paul Ready
Archimedes:
Bruce Alexander
King Pellinore:
Sam Dale
Sir Grummore Grummursum:
David Acton
Lancelot:
Alex Waldmann
The Pike:
Shaun Mason
Sergeant-at-Arms:
Ian Conningham
Author:
TH White
Adaptor:
Brian Sibley
Director:
Gemma Jenkins
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
David Hunter

The Once and Future King

Episode 1: The Coming of Merlyn

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. England is in turmoil. On the night before a decisive battle, Merlyn and King Arthur are wondering why? Stars David Warner. From November 2014. Show more

Contributors

Arthur:
Paul Ready
Young Kay:
Ethan Hammer
Archimedes:
Bruce Alexander
Sir Kay:
Paul Heath
The Ant Controller:
Jane Slavin
Tom the Page:
Monty d'Inverno
Mustard Pot:
Bettrys Jones
Author:
TH White
Adaptor:
Brian Sibley
Director:
Gemma Jenkins
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
David Hunter

Drama

Arabian Afternoons

Episode 1: The Casper Logue Affair

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Diplomat Bob Goldacre has lost sight of an American businessman in Baghdad. Inspired by The Arabian Nights, stars Sirine Saba. Show more

Doctors

Series 12

Episode 94: The Trainee - Part 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Medical drama series. In an attempt to impress an influential consultant, Daniel agrees to mentor a trainee doctor. However, the trainee behaves rather oddly. Show more

Contributors

Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Michael Windsor:
Sam Alexander
Peter Crossland:
Bruce Alexander
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Charlie Bradfield:
Philip McGough
Dr Elaine Cassidy:
Janet Dibley
Julia Parsons:
Diane Keen
Ruth Pearce:
Selina Chilton
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

Doctors

Series 12

Episode 95: The Trainee - Part 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Medical drama series. Trainee Michael continues with his strange behaviour, to the point where Daniel must tell him to leave, while Heston worries over Julia. Show more

Contributors

Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Ruth Pearce:
Selina Chilton
Michael Windsor:
Sam Alexander
Peter Crossland:
Bruce Alexander
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Simon Bond:
David Sturzaker
Cherry Malone:
Sophie Abelson
Julia Parsons:
Diane Keen
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd
Carl Fishman:
Gary Amers
Derek Johnson:
Tony Turner

The Stuarts

It Came In with a Lass

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Mike Walker. Queen Mary arrives in Scotland enshrouded in mist and must quickly distinguish friends from enemies, as they try to understand and control her. With Brian Cox. Show more

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

Drama

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Marlbourne Point Mystery

Episode 1: The Marlbourne Point Mystery

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Mystery by Bert Coules, inspired by the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A disused lighthouse on a remote stretch of the Kent coast is the scene of a bizarre double death. Show more

Drama

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Marlbourne Point Mystery

Episode 2: The Marlbourne Point Mystery

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Bert Coules, inspired by the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The shocking truth behind the mystery of the politician, the lighthouse and the trained cormorant is revealed. Show more

Drama

Justin Hopper - The Weighing Room

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. National Hunt jump jockey Noel is anxious to get back in the saddle after a career-threatening fall. Stars Lloyd Hutchinson. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Once and Future King

Episode 3: The Queen of Air and Darkness

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Rebels challenge Arthur's claim to the throne. As war approaches, darker motives for bringing him down emerge. Stars Paul Ready. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 3 days

Walking in the mountains, Frankenstein is about to come face to face with what he most hates and fears. Stars Jamie Parker. Show more

Contributors

Frankenstein:
Jamie Parker
The Monster:
Shaun Dooley
Elizabeth:
Susie Riddell
Agatha:
Emma Hook
Felix:
Joe Sims
Lieutenant:
Don Gilet
Director:
Marc Beeby

Drama on 3

Ninety Minutes with Stanislavski

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Cressida has 90 minutes before her next run-through of The Seagull. She's in trouble. Help arrives from five legendary acting teachers. Can they rescue her in time? Show more

Contributors

Bobby Lewis:
Colin Stinton
Cressida Yorke:
Norah Lopez Holden
Stella Adler:
Maggie Steed
Harold Clurman:
Matthew Marsh
Lee Strasberg:
Nicholas Woodeson
Stanislavski:
Bruce Alexander

Genres

Casualty

Series 25

Episode 9: No Place Like Home

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Medical drama series. With the inspection due in two weeks' time, Jordan rallies the troops. And to what lengths will Kirsty go to make it through her shift? Show more

Contributors

Warren Clements:
Stephen Lord
Kirsty Clements:
Lucy Gaskell
Adam Trueman:
Tristan Gemmill
Mads Durrani:
Hasina Haque
Charlie Fairhead:
Derek Thompson
Zoe Hanna:
Sunetra Sarker
Nick Jordan:
Michael French
Tess Bateman:
Suzanne Packer
Noel Garcia:
Tony Marshall
Jay Faldren:
Ben Turner
Big Mac:
Charles Dale
Kathleen 'Dixie' Dixon:
Jane Hazlegrove
Frank Simons:
Joe Duttine
Kate Margolin:
Ruth Gemmell
Luke Hope:
Billy Seymour
Alice Dalton:
Sarah Beck Mather
Alan Smith:
Bruce Alexander
Ben Chalmers:
Martin Delaney
Director:
Dermot Boyd