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Duration: 14 minutes

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

Life on Earth pushes Bea to breaking point while, on Oasis, Peter has a curious encounter. Starring Joe Armstrong and Hayley Atwell. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Dougray Scott
Beatrice:
Hayley Atwell
Grainger:
Kelly Burke
Jesus Lover Number One:
Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five:
Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four:
David Acton
USIC Psychologist:
Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor:
Elaine Claxton
Director:
Emma Harding

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

The Arrival

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Queenie’s waiting but running out of time. She reveals why she has hidden from Harold for over 20 years. Stars Paul Venables. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Poems

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Harold has been walking for 40 days. Did David steal the poems and will Queenie’s secret be revealed? Stars Sophie Thompson. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Episode 1: The Letter

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Queenie Hennessy reveals the shocking and beautiful truth of her life - in a long, complicated letter, a love song to the man she loves. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Bea has big news for her husband Peter, now a Christian missionary on a distant planet called Oasis. Starring Joe Armstrong and Hayley Atwell. Narrated by Dougray Scott. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Dougray Scott
Beatrice:
Hayley Atwell
Grainger:
Kelly Burke
Jesus Lover Number One:
Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five:
Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four:
David Acton
USIC Psychologist:
Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor:
Elaine Claxton
Director:
Emma Harding

Duration: 14 minutes

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

From his mission on distant Oasis, Peter tries to reconnect with his wife Bea. Starring Hayley Atwell and Joe Armstrong. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Dougray Scott
Beatrice:
Hayley Atwell
Grainger:
Kelly Burke
Jesus Lover Number One:
Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five:
Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four:
David Acton
USIC Psychologist:
Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor:
Elaine Claxton
Director:
Emma Harding

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Bea and Peter's relationship reaches crisis point, as Peter's mission continues. Starring Joe Armstrong and Hayley Atwell. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Dougray Scott
Beatrice:
Hayley Atwell
Grainger:
Kelly Burke
Jesus Lover Number One:
Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five:
Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four:
David Acton
USIC Psychologist:
Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor:
Elaine Claxton
Director:
Emma Harding

Drama

Graham Greene: Stamboul Train

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

As the Orient Express rattles its way through the volatile Europe of the 1930s, a motley group of people find themselves surrounded by intrigue, skulduggery and murderous politics. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 64: 12-16 December 1916 (Season 9 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week in 1916 when Germany offered peace terms to the Allies via neutral America, there are new and rekindled alliances in Tynemouth. Show more

Contributors

Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Mr Peters:
John Bowler
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Cathy Horn:
Amy Cameron
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Hodges:
Leon Scott
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Drama

A Book by Lester Tricklebank

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Lester holds a childhood secret that has scarred his life, but he’s decided to write a tell all book. Stars Stephen Tompkinson. Show more

The Once and Future King

Episode 4: The Ill-Made Knight

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Full of zeal for Arthur's new chivalric order, Lancelot rides into Camelot. Starring Paul Ready and Alex Waldmann. Show more

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors: Series 2

Episode 1: A Bad Night Out

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

The first in a series of three legal dramas following Barrister Rebecca Nyman. Rafid claims he was wrongly arrested after a night out, is he due compensation from the police? Show more

Contributors

Rebecca Nyman:
Clare Corbett
Barrister Charlie Haines:
Dan Starkey
PC George Simmers:
Ben Crowe
Dr Polly Andrews:
Jane Slavin
Dorina Balan:
Bettrys Jones
Callum Brown:
Monty d'Inverno
Director:
David Neville
Producer:
David Neville

Drama

Double Down

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Comedy by Sarah Cartwright about a kidnapping that goes awry when the husband will not pay the ransom to get his wife back. Starring Colin Hoult, Lucinda Raikes and Daisy Haggard. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

What The Future?

Series 1

Drugs

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

What if drugs were legal, 30 years from now? Kirsty Wark’s documentary from the future. With Geoffrey McGivern. From 2014. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 8: A Job for the Boys

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Terry Jones introduces a retelling of a tale from The Decameron. The opportunistic Masetto takes a job at a convent posing as a deaf mute. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 9: Love Lies Sleeping

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Terry Jones introduces a retelling of a tale from The Decameron. In the middle of the night, Beppo's wife wakes him up to tell him a story. And his night has only just begun. Show more

Drama

Mrs Pickwick's Papers

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. The roving commissioner for local government, Mrs Joyce Pickwick, gets involved in a rubbish escapade. Stars Annette Badland. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Pickwick:
Annette Badland
Sam Weller:
Susan Wokoma
Tracy Tupman:
Jane Slavin
Gus Snodgrass:
Stephen Critchlow
Scrope:
Sam Dale
Alfie 'Jingle' Bell:
Ian Conningham

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

The Final Reckoning

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 5 months

A serial killer seeking revenge on the rich is considered to be the real cause of Greece’s financial woes. Stars Pamela Miles. Show more

Contributors

Inspector Jaritos:
Philip Jackson
Adriani Jaritos:
Pamela Miles
Katerina Jaritos:
Jane Slavin
Detective Kula:
Amaka Okafor
Detective Vlas:
Chris Pavlo
Superintendent Guikas:
Stephen Boxer
Merenditis:
Paul Panting
Nasiotis:
John McAndrew

Genres

The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler

1990, His Voice Had Changed

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After many years George Anton has a surprise visitor. Stars David Sturzaker and Jane Slavin. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Harold Fry

Duration: 15 minutes

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

While Harold Fry walks the length of England, Queenie gets notes typed up and won’t stop until he arrives. Stars Paul Venables. Show more