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Saturday Drama

Great Escape: The Justice

Duration: 1 hour

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

True story of the post-war manhunt to avenge the Great Escape, by Robert Radcliffe and Robin Brooks. Stars Stephen Tompkinson. From April 2013. Show more

Contributors

Sqn Ldr McKenna:
Stephen Tompkinson
Schulmann:
Ewan Bailey
Max Wielen:
Nicholas Murchie
Emil Schulz:
Rick Warden
Oberst von Lindeiner:
Robert Blythe
Roger Bushell:
Ben Crowe
Paul Brickhill:
Michael Shelford
Nils Fuglesang:
Will Howard
Angela Schulz:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Grandpa In My Pocket

Series 5

Episode 6: One Man's Junk is Another Man's Treasure

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Children's comedy about a grandpa who can magically shrink. Grandpa is worried that nobody will want Loretta's items at the antiques fair. Show more

Contributors

Grandpa:
James Bolam
Auntie Jules:
Zara Ramm
Great Aunt Loretta:
Susan Jameson
Hamish McHorder:
Kenny Ireland
Jasmine:
Amaka Okafor
Director:
Martin Franks
Executive Producer:
Michael Towner
Writer:
Jan Page
Producer:
Mellie Buse
Producer:
Jan Page

Grandpa In My Pocket

Series 4

Episode 16: A Good Old-Fashioned Party

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Children's comedy about a grandpa who can magically shrink. Mr Whoops is organising a party for Troublesome Terence. Grandpa uncovers some cheating. Show more

Grandpa In My Pocket

Series 4

Episode 23: Souvenirs of Sunnysands

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Children's comedy about a grandpa who can magically shrink. Rodney Ramshackle comes to Miss Smiley's café to sell souvenirs. Show more

Drama on 3

Marathon Tales

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Hannah Silva and Colin Teevan. A drama interweaving stories about marathons and runners through history, such as the original marathon runner Pheidippides. Show more

Contributors

Pheidippides:
Alex Lanipekun
Atalanta:
Daisy Lewis
Abebe Bikila:
Richie Campbell
Kathrine Switzer:
Susie Riddell
John Tarrant:
Sam Alexander
Grete Waitz:
Marit Kile
Onni Niskanen:
Nils Bergstrand
Harold Abrahams:
Patrick Brennan
Chris Chataway:
Joe Sims
disley, john:
Robert Blythe
The broadcaster:
Don Gilet
Daughter:
Lily Teevan
Director:
David Hunter

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 19

Episode 1: Girl Meets Plane

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Diane Samuels. In 1948 Joan Allen flew her daring solo flight half way across the world. This trip of a lifetime takes Joan back to her old haunts in Singapore. Show more

Contributors

Wiggs/Mme Carter/Mrs Reed:
Tracy Wiles
Mr McCowan/Hotelier:
Patrick Brennan
Becky Sharpe/Martha:
Susie Riddell
Young Woman:
Amaka Okafor
Young Man/Stevens:
Joe Sims
Jacques/Cpt Harkness:
Sam Alexander
SAA Pilot/Jack Roche:
Don Gilet
Shreela/Clemmie Daniels:
Deeivya Meir

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 19

Episode 2: Vive La France

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Joan is about to begin her solo flight half way across the world. First stop is France, but will she get off the ground in time? Show more

Contributors

Wiggs/Mme Carter/Mrs Reed:
Tracy Wiles
Mr McCowan/Hotelier:
Patrick Brennan
Becky Sharpe/Martha:
Susie Riddell
Young Woman:
Amaka Okafor
Young Man/Stevens:
Joe Sims
Jacques/Cpt Harkness:
Sam Alexander
SAA Pilot/Jack Roche:
Don Gilet
Shreela/Clemmie Daniels:
Deeivya Meir

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 19

Episode 3: Middle East

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After an unscheduled stop in gorgeous Cannes, Joan attempts to make up for lost time as she crosses the sea to Tunisia. Show more

Contributors

Wiggs/Mme Carter/Mrs Reed:
Tracy Wiles
Mr McCowan/Hotelier:
Patrick Brennan
Becky Sharpe/Martha:
Susie Riddell
Young Woman:
Amaka Okafor
Young Man/Stevens:
Joe Sims
Jacques/Cpt Harkness:
Sam Alexander
SAA Pilot/Jack Roche:
Don Gilet
Shreela/Clemmie Daniels:
Deeivya Meir

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 19

Episode 4: Oranges and Pearls

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Hoping the technical problems are behind her now, Joan heads for Baghdad. Show more

Contributors

Wiggs/Mme Carter/Mrs Reed:
Tracy Wiles
Mr McCowan/Hotelier:
Patrick Brennan
Becky Sharpe/Martha:
Susie Riddell
Young Woman:
Amaka Okafor
Young Man/Stevens:
Joe Sims
Jacques/Cpt Harkness:
Sam Alexander
SAA Pilot/Jack Roche:
Don Gilet
Shreela/Clemmie Daniels:
Deeivya Meir

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 19

Episode 5: Tiger Beer Girl

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Will the wish, made in Delhi, come true? Singapore is within sight and her solo flight, halfway across the world, is bringing back both happy and painful memories for Joan. Show more

Contributors

Wiggs/Mme Carter/Mrs Reed:
Tracy Wiles
Mr McCowan/Hotelier:
Patrick Brennan
Becky Sharpe/Martha:
Susie Riddell
Young Woman:
Amaka Okafor
Young Man/Stevens:
Joe Sims
Jacques/Cpt Harkness:
Sam Alexander
SAA Pilot/Jack Roche:
Don Gilet
Shreela/Clemmie Daniels:
Deeivya Meir

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Neil reaches a decision, and Anna has a lot on her mind.

Contributors

Director:
Naylah Ahmed
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Josh Archer:
Angus Imrie
Tony Archer:
David Troughton
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Richard Locke:
William Gaminara
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Carol Tregorran:
Eleanor Bron
Anna Tregorran:
Isobel Middleton
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell
Peggy Woolley:
June Spencer
Stephen South:
Richard Pepple
Simon Hawkes:
Simon Armstrong

Drama on 3

Curated by Mark Ravenhill

Episode 2: The Octoroon

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Set on a Louisiana plantation in the 1850s, Dion Boucicault's classic melodrama exploring Abolition and the role of theatre in politics. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Peyton:
Barbara Barnes
Sunnyside:
Geoffrey Burton
Jacob M'Closky:
Steven Hartley
Salem Scudder:
Toby Jones
Wahnotee:
Earl Kim
Dora Sunnyside:
Claire Lams
George Peyton:
Trevor White
Composer:
Colin Sell

Genres

Drama on 3

Time and the Conways

Duration: 2 hours

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

By JB Priestley. Not long after the end of WWI the Conway family gather for daughter Kay's 21st birthday. However, 19 years later the future is far from the one they imagined. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Helen faces a problem head on, and Tom is reminded of old memories. Show more

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
David Archer:
Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
PC Harrison Burns:
James Cartwright
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Alice Carter:
Hollie Chapman
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Jazzer McCreary:
Ryan Kelly
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Johnny Phillips:
Tom Gibbons
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Ursula Titchener:
Carolyn Jones
Carol Tregorran:
Eleanor Bron
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Lilian's plans are scuppered, and Kenton is in full creative flow.

Contributors

Director:
Gwenda Hughes
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Debbie Aldridge:
Tamsin Greig
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Richard Locke:
William Gaminara
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell
Peggy Woolley:
June Spencer

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Ambridge is in the party mood, and Emma deals with an emergency.

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Josh Archer:
Angus Imrie
Tony Archer:
David Troughton
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Phoebe Aldridge:
Lucy Morris
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Alice Carter:
Hollie Chapman
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Bert Fry:
Eric Allan
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Carol Tregorran:
Eleanor Bron

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Anna is frustrated, and it is time for Josh to face the music. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Julie Beckett
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Josh Archer:
Angus Imrie
Tony Archer:
David Troughton
Phoebe Aldridge:
Lucy Morris
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Alice Carter:
Hollie Chapman
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Ursula Titchener:
Carolyn Jones
Carol Tregorran:
Eleanor Bron
Anna Tregorran:
Isobel Middleton
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell
Juliette Carson:
Sarah Thom

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Anna needs to make herself scarce, and Kenton gets some shocking news.

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Tony Archer:
David Troughton
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Miranda Elliott:
Lucy Fleming
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Richard Locke:
William Gaminara
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Carol Tregorran:
Eleanor Bron
Anna Tregorran:
Isobel Middleton

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Rob has got some news for Henry, and Kaz is feeling powerless.

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Josh Archer:
Angus Imrie
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
PC Harrison Burns:
James Cartwright
Alice Carter:
Hollie Chapman
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Will Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Dr Richard Locke:
William Gaminara
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Jazzer McCreary:
Ryan Kelly
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Freddie Pargetter:
Toby Laurence
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Carol Tregorran:
Eleanor Bron
Anna Tregorran:
Isobel Middleton
Charlotte:
Kirsty Oswald

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

It is a busy day at Brookfield, and Lynda eyes up the competition.

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Josh Archer:
Angus Imrie
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Bert Fry:
Eric Allan
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Robert Snell:
Graham Blockey
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Anna Tregorran:
Isobel Middleton