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Drama

Freezing to Death (and How to Avoid It)

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Drama by Abigail Youngman based on the true story of probably the worst (and coldest) wedding night ever. Starring Mandeep Dhillon and Karl Theobald. Show more

Contributors

Old Mikhail:
Karl Theobald
Traveller:
John MacKay
Grigori Petrovich:
John MacKay

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Drama

Drama

Farran at Bay

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Jerusalem, May 1947. A Jewish boy disappears and a British war hero flees the scene. The investigation will violently shake Britain's hold on Palestine. Show more

Contributors

Major Farran:
John MacKay
Colonel Ferguson:
Jonathan Firth
Inspector Bellamy:
Michael Shelford
Cunningham:
Christian Rodska
Rubowitz Brothers:
Philip Arditti
Fearnley-Whitingstall:
Simon Armstrong

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Drama

Poetry Please

19/05/2013

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A typically untypical range of poems, read by Kerry Elkins and John Mackay. Surreal poems by Stevie Smith and Alastair Reid sit effortlessly beside heartfelt tales of loss. Show more

Poetry Please

05/05/2013

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Roger McGough with poetry requests read by John Mackay. Poems praising the heavenly and the everyday, with work by RS Thomas, Paula Meehan, George Barker and Leontia Flynn. Show more

Saturday Drama

The Martin Beck Killings

Episode 1: Roseanna

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Inspector Beck and his colleagues are faced with the body of an unknown girl. Jennifer Howarth adapts the first book of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo's Swedish detective series. Show more

Contributors

Martin Beck:
Steven Mackintosh
Lennart Kollberg:
Neil Pearson
Bengtsson:
John MacKay
Inga Beck:
Lucy Black
Sonja Hansson:
Susie Riddell
Police Doctor:
Patrick Brennan
Miss Peterson:
Amaka Okafor
Siv Lindberg:
Amaka Okafor
Miss Gota:
Jenny Harrold
Director:
Sara Davies
Author:
Per Wahloo

Saturday Drama

The Martin Beck Killings

Cop Killer

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Steven Mackintosh as Martin Beck and Neil Pearson as Kollberg star in the classic 1960s Swedish detective stories by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. 9: Cop Killer Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Lesley Sharp
Martin Beck:
Steven Mackintosh
Lennart Kollberg:
Neil Pearson
Gunvald Larsson:
Ralph Ineson
Hergot Allwright:
Howard Coggins
Einar Ronn:
Wayne Foskett
Folke Bengtsson:
John MacKay
Bertil Mard:
Kenneth Collard
Christer:
Will Howard
The Breadman:
Paul Mundell
Clark Sundström:
Ben Crowe
Mrs Sundström:
Philippa Stanton
Sigbrit Mard:
Joanna Brookes
Radio Reporter:
Will Glennon
Author:
Per Wahloo

Classic Serial

Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge

Episode 3: A City in Flames

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Gordon lost control of the mob, which is now freeing prisoners. Can the prison gates be unlocked? Stars Ron Cook and Bryan Dick. Show more

Contributors

Charles Dickens:
Iain Glen
Barnaby Rudge:
Daniel Laurie
Mary Rudge:
Heather Craney
Simon Tappertit:
Bryan Dick
Gabriel Varden:
Ron Cook
Dolly Varden:
Amaka Okafor
Geoffrey Haredale:
David Cann
Emma Haredale:
Jaimi Barbakoff
John Chester:
John MacKay
William Rudge:
Tony Bell
Gashford:
Tony Bell
John Willet:
David Schofield
Joe Willet:
Matthew Watson
Adaptor:
Mike Walker

Poetry Please

Story Poems 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Roger McGough introduces some story poems, including work by Wilfred Owen, Stevie Smith and Rudyard Kipling. Read by John Mackay, Niamh Cusack, Anton Lesser and Kenneth Cranham. Show more

Black Earth Rising

Series 1

Episode 6: The Game's True Nature

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Drama series. Kate faces down danger in her search for a case file her mother had prepared against Ganimana years before. Show more

Contributors

Michael Ennis:
John Goodman
Kate Ashby:
Michaela Coel
President Bibi Mundanzi:
Abena Ayivor
Alice Munezero:
Noma Dumezweni
Patrice Ganimana:
Tyrone Huggins
Florence Karamera:
Emmanuel Imani
David Runihura:
Lucian Msamati
Eunice Clayton:
Tamara Tunie
Daniel Drewe:
Adrian Schiller
Mark Viner:
Julian Glover
Dirk Schreiber:
John MacKay
Richard Ratzenburger:
Timothy Walker
Frank Munezero:
Treva Etienne
Erik Mutsinzi:
Mawuli Semevor
Erik's District Attorney:
George Eggay
Erik's Friend:
Reginald Tsiboe
Fred Sturridge:
Richard Dixon
Executive Producer:
Greg Brenman
Producer:
Abi Bach
Writer:
Hugo Blick
Producer:
Hugo Blick
Director:
Hugo Blick
Production Company:
Drama Republic Ltd

Genres

Poetry Please

Dusk 'til Dawn

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners' requests for poems to take us through the night, from dusk 'til dawn. Show more

Drama

Theatre on 4: Occupational Hazards

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Hampstead Theatre's true story of Rory Stewart's role as provincial governor in Iraq, performed in front of a live audience. Show more

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Drama

The Honourable Woman

Episode 3: The Killing Call

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Drama series. Nessa's security advisor follows a lead as he hunts down the missing boy. Meanwhile, her brother Ephra makes a startling discovery. Show more

Contributors

Nessa Stein:
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Saleh Al-Zahid:
Philip Arditti
Atika Halabi:
Lubna Azabal
Ephra Stein:
Andrew Buchan
Anjelica Hayden-Hoyle:
Lindsay Duncan
Dame Julia Walsh:
Janet McTeer
Nathaniel Bloom:
Tobias Menzies
Shlomo Zahary:
Igal Naor
Frances Pirsig:
Genevieve O'Reilly
Rachel Stein:
Katherine Parkinson
Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle:
Stephen Rea
Car Salesman:
Ben Adams
Commander Garrett:
Rupert Frazer
Muhammad Ibn Saeed:
Aymen Hamdouchi
Nurse Marlene Dalloway:
Suzann McLean
Caleb Schwako:
John MacKay
Writer:
Hugo Blick
Producer:
Abi Bach
Producer:
Hugo Blick
Executive Producer:
Greg Brenman
Director:
Hugo Blick

Holby City

Series 16

Episode 48: Hoops

Duration: 56 minutes

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

Hospital drama. Arthur struggles to adjust to the pressures of leading a team. Adele is keen to prove that she has ambition, but not everyone believes she has what it takes. Show more

Contributors

Arthur Digby:
Rob Ostlere
Sacha Levy:
Bob Barrett
Mo Effanga:
Chizzy Akudolu
Adele Effanga:
Petra Letang
Jonny Maconie:
Michael Thomson
Dominic Copeland:
David Ames
Zosia March:
Camilla Arfwedson
Colette Sheward:
Louise Delamere
Adrian 'Fletch' Fletcher:
Alex Walkinshaw
Harry Tressler:
Jules Knight
Jac Naylor:
Rosie Marcel
Ric Griffin:
Hugh Quarshie
Raffaello Di Lucca:
Joe McFadden
Guy Self:
John Michie
Dave Robson:
Michael Starke
Kate McBride:
Madeleine Bowyer
Abi McBride:
Madeline Holliday
Laini Stevenson:
Sarah Kenny
Norman Marsh:
Andrew Dennis
Adam McBride:
John MacKay
Writer:
Fiona Peek
Director:
Richard Platt

Poetry Please

Story Poems 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Roger McGough introduces story poems, including work by Roy Fisher, Emily Dickinson and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Readers: John Mackay, Niamh Cusack, Anton Lesser and Kenneth Cranham. Show more

Classic Serial

Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge

Episode 1: Captain Midnight

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. In the 1780s, a murderer disappears, leaving his wife and son Barnaby to fend for themselves. Starring Iain Glen and Ron Cook. Show more

Contributors

Charles Dickens:
Iain Glen
Barnaby Rudge:
Daniel Laurie
Mary Rudge:
Heather Craney
Captain Midnight:
Tony Bell
Simon Tappertit:
Bryan Dick
Gabriel Varden:
Ron Cook
Dolly Varden:
Amaka Okafor
Geoffrey Haredale:
David Cann
Solomon Daisy:
David Cann
Emma Haredale:
Jaimi Barbakoff
John Chester:
John MacKay
Ned Chester:
Hubert Burton
John Willet:
David Schofield
Joe Willet:
Matthew Watson
Adaptor:
Mike Walker

15 Minute Drama

Lavinia Greenlaw - Five Fever Tales

Episode 1: The Question of Why

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. Five dramas exploring ancient ideas about malaria, and scientific attempts to defeat the deadly disease. Stars Siobhan Redmond. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Lavinia Greenlaw - Five Fever Tales

Episode 2: The Wrongly Named Tree

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

A countess and quinine in another drama exploring ancient ideas about malaria, and scientific attempts to defeat the deadly disease. Stars Siobhan Redmond. Show more