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Front Row

Harriet Walter and Guy Paul; The Casual Vacancy; Amit Chaudhuri; The Folio Prize.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Harriet Walter and Guy Paul in two-hander play Boa, JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy adapted for TV, Amit Chaudhuri on his new novel Odysseus Abroad and the Folio Prize shortlist. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Walter
Interviewed Guest:
Guy Paul
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Myerson
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Interviewed Guest:
Amit Chaudhuri

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Rebecca misses her Dad. What if she could have him back as he was? Magical family comedy about dementia. Stars Raquel Cassidy. Show more

Contributors

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Stories from Hay el Matar

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Louai tries to re-establish the counterfeit medicines business. Syrian writers and actors provide a rare glimpse of how life is lived in contemporary Damascus. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Stories from Hay el Matar

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Assaf wants to trade the fake medicines across Syria, even to opposition areas. Syrian writers and actors provide a rare glimpse of how life is lived in contemporary Damascus. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Stories from Hay el Matar

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sumayya gets her chance to take over her father's hospital. Syrian writers and actors provide a rare glimpse of how life is lived in contemporary Damascus. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Stories from Hay el Matar

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The fake medicines warehouse is now the centre of everyone's attention. Syrian writers and actors provide a rare glimpse of how life is lived in contemporary Damascus. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Stories from Hay el Matar

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sumayya Hilmi must decide the future of the family-run hospital. Syrian writers and actors provide a rare glimpse of how life is lived in contemporary Damascus. Show more

Drama

The Price of Oil

The Weapon

Duration: 45 minutes

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

On 21 December 1975, Venezuelan Marxist pin-up Carlos the Jackal storms the OPEC HQ in Vienna. He takes 96 hostages, including 11 oil ministers from OPEC countries. Show more

Contributors

Carlos 'the Jackal' Martinez:
Joseph Balderrama
Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani:
Zubin Varla
Jamshid Amouzegar:
Bijan Daneshmand
Riad Al-Azzawi:
Amir El-Masry
Chief Feyide:
Alex Lanipekun
Grizelda Carey:
Rhiannon Neads
Eddie Hinterecker:
Sam Dale

Genres

Drama

The Price of Oil

Baby Oil

Duration: 45 minutes

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

1991, and as the first bombs fall on Baghdad, a young man walks into the Marines recruiting office and demands to join up... because the war is his fault. Show more

Contributors

Recruiting Sergeant:
Daniel Betts
Admiral:
Daniel Betts
Forbes McEwen III:
James McArdle
George HW Bush:
Michael J Shannon
Dick Cheney:
Sam Dale
UK Military Attache:
Chris Pavlo
Cashier:
Alex Tregear
Director:
Nicolas Kent

Genres

Drama

The Price of Oil

Stand Firm, You Cads!

Duration: 57 minutes

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

In 1951, new Persian PM Mossadegh unilaterally cancelled a 50-year-old oil deal, leading to riots, demonstrations and blockades. A small British expat community struggle to adapt. Show more

Contributors

Prime Minister Mossadegh:
Raad Rawi
Averell Harriman:
Paul Chahidi
Sir Richard Stokes:
Sam Dale
Sir Francis Shepherd:
David Acton
Director:
Nicolas Kent

Genres

Drama

The Reserve Rope

The Reserve Rope - Episode 1

Duration: 44 minutes

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

The Matterhorn was conquered on 14th July 1865 by Edward Whymper. But four men died on the descent. Damian Lewis stars as Whymper, forever tormented by the tragedy. Show more

Drama

The Reserve Rope

The Reserve Rope - Episode 2

Duration: 44 minutes

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

The Matterhorn was conquered on 14th July 1865 by Edward Whymper. But four men died on the descent. Damian Lewis stars as Whymper, forever tormented by the tragedy. Show more

Saturday Drama

Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. 500 years after writing his most provocative tract, Niccolo Machiavelli stands in the dock to appeal against the treatment his words have received. From May 2013. Show more

Contributors

Machiavelli:
Damian Lewis
Prosecution:
Christian Rodska
Cesare Borgia:
Joseph Kloska
Defendant:
Joseph Kloska
Bertrand Russell:
Theo Fraser Steele
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill

Genres

That Was Then

Episode 1

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 4

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. She takes Stuart back to Nottingham, and the house where Ben died. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 5

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. What if home's not a safe place any more? Show more

That Was Then

Episode 3

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. But her secrets are blown when she gets herself vlogged. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 2

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. She finds old films of her student housemates - and watches them with new eyes. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 6

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. She finds Roz, and an offer of safety. Or is it? Show more

That Was Then

Episode 7

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Now there are two men following her. Show more