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The Stuarts

James II: The Storms of this Deceitful World

Duration: 1 hour

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

By Mike Walker. James II's reign lasted just four years, before he fled England in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. How did it all go so wrong? With James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

James II:
James Fleet
Sunderland:
Clive Hayward
Sarah Churchill:
Jaimi Barbakoff
Monmouth:
Alex Waldmann
Colonel:
David Cann
Foreman:
Damian Lynch
Director:
Marc Beeby

Dangerous Visions

The Zone

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Sci-fi crime thriller from BAFTA-winning writer Trevor Preston. Turner is caught in a corrupt world where power lies in blood and body parts. Part of the Dangerous Visions series. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. In 2091, all human relationships take place in virtual worlds, but one man risks everything to find his lover, Iz. Stars Sian Phillips. From June 2014. Show more

Tommies

27 April 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Under the constant threat of gas attack in La Brique, just north of Ypres, Mickey Bliss and his signals colleagues try to work out why the enemy are always one step ahead. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Pavan Jodha:
Rudi Dharmalingam
Ahmadullah Khan:
Danny Rahim
Pillow Wallah:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Leonie Vergeron:
Aurelie Amblard
Officer:
Damian Lynch
Gilbert Grosse:
Matthew Watson
Signaller:
Neet Mohan
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

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Tommies

Dangerous Visions

The Drowned World

Duration: 58 minutes

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

JG Ballard's story of a scientific mission surveying drowned cities. This is a future where the Earth's atmosphere, and human consciousness, has eroded. Adapted by Graham White. Show more

Contributors

Strangman:
Tim McInnerny
Colonel Riggs:
Robert Blythe
Dr Alan Bryant:
Paul Stonehouse
Lieutenant Hardman:
Ben Crowe
Caesar:
Don Gilet
Writer:
JG Ballard
Adaptor:
Graham White

Genres

Drama

Silk: The Clerks' Room

Episode 2: Bethany

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Junior clerk Bethany's private ambitions of becoming a barrister come into the spotlight, when she finds herself playing a key role in a criminal trial. By Janice Okoh. Show more

Home Front

2 September 1914 - Ralph Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The complexities in the vicar's life threaten to catch up with him. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 7: 15-19 September 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Folkestone honours its dead, and our characters' worlds all seem up-ended. With Katie Angelou, Michael Bertenshaw, Keely Beresford. Show more

Drama

Red and Blue

Episode 2: Ransomware

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A City hedge fund hires Shoreham to test its networks in a planned exercise, and he is determined to demonstrate how a multi-million pound business can be brought to its knees. Show more

Contributors

Bradley Shoreham:
Tim Woodward
Malcolm Pemberley:
Michael Bertenshaw
Andrea Harwood:
Lydia Leonard
Danny Webber:
Matthew Watson
Geoff Butcher:
David Seddon
Melissa Ryan:
Philippa Stanton
IT Analyst:
Ben Crowe
Senior Manager:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Drama

I Am Anonymous

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Mateusz Dymek. Hacktivist Marco has promised his wife he won't mess around online again. But the arrest of an old comrade-in-arms makes this promise harder and harder to keep. Show more

The Stuarts

This War Without an Enemy

Duration: 58 minutes

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

By Mike Walker. Charles I's stammer famously disappeared on the morning of his execution. A story of the English Civil War, with Julian Rhind-Tutt and Anton Lesser. Show more

Tommies

4 May 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A day of rest behind the lines is not easy for Mickey Bliss and his Signals colleagues. A time not only for parcels, a haircut and a drink or two, but also for bad temper. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Pavan Jodha:
Rudi Dharmalingam
Quartermaster:
David Cann
Madame Robin:
Elaine Claxton
Captain Paddon:
Damian Lynch
Lieutenant Perrin:
Matthew Watson
Sergeant Nixon:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

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Tommies

Tommies

18 May 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

On the eastern front, the Russian army are retreating, but the renegade Prince Balashov is determined to wrench some kind of victory from defeat. By Michael Chaplin. Show more

Contributors

Celestine De Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
Marjorie Blaikeley:
Elaine Claxton
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Prince Balashov:
Parth Thakerar
Capt Maxim Frunze:
Matthew Watson
Kolya Stepniak:
David Cann
Mamasha:
Jane Slavin
Reissner:
Damian Lynch
Producer:
David Hunter

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Tommies

15 Minute Drama

The One About the Social Worker

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Liz has been offered a settlement by the council, if she will sign a gagging order. Show more

Tommies

4 November 1914

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Celestine returns from France to find that things are amiss, while her husband Robert gets embroiled in the realities of financing a war. Stars Indira Varma and Patrick Kennedy. Show more

Contributors

Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
Robert de Tullio:
Patrick Kennedy
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Gladys Oddy:
Laura Molyneux
Lt Colonel Dobbie:
Nicholas Farrell
Harry Bentley:
Ben Crowe
Henry Montague:
Michael Bertenshaw
Frank Bostridge:
Will Howard
Julius Adler:
Matthew Watson
Bennett:
David Cann
Walter Oddy:
Tony Pitts
Producer:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

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 Extra

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

Drama

The Morpeth Carol

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Timothy X Atack. Nine-year-old Harry goes on a mysterious Christmas Eve road trip with a very unusual and very dangerous Santa. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Dangerous Visions

The Zone

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sci-fi crime thriller from BAFTA-winning writer Trevor Preston. Turner is caught in a corrupt world where power lies in blood and body parts. 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

The Stuarts

A World of Fools and Knaves

Duration: 58 minutes

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

By Mike Walker. Henrietta Maria, Charles I's Catholic queen, watches her husband, the 'second-best-king', fail to keep a hold on the reins of government. Show more

Contributors

King Charles I:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Henrietta Maria:
Vanessa Kirby
Buckingham:
Dominic Mafham
Lucy Carlyle:
Kate Fleetwood
Strafford:
Anton Lesser
Eleanor:
Amaka Okafor
Ensemble:
Ben Crowe
Ensemble:
Sean Murray
Ensemble:
David Seddon