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Michael Palin - The Weekend

Duration: 1 hour

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

A middle-aged Englishman’s life suddenly changes during a stressful family gathering. Stars Michael Palin and Penelope Wilton. Show more

Loose Ends

Penelope Wilton, Sir Willard White, Nigel Planer, Ayesha Hazarika, Nikki Bedi, Lawrence Rothman, LA Salami, Clive Anderson

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Nikki Bedi are joined by Penelope Wilton, Sir Willard White, Nigel Planer and Ayesha Hazarika for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Penelope Wilton
Interviewed Guest:
Willard White
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Planer
Interviewed Guest:
Ayesha Hazarike
Producer:
Tim Bano

Five Days

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Intricate thriller which tracks five 24-hour periods following the abduction of a young mother. Leanne's murder is eventually solved, but can the family get on with their lives? Show more

Five Days

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Intricate thriller which tracks five 24-hour periods following the abduction of a young mother. Leanne's body is discovered in a lake, and the family begins to turn on each other. Show more

The Cazalets

All Change

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

1956. The Cazalets face emotional and financial upheaval, as the old order is threatened. The family are divided over what to do with the family home following their mother's death. Show more

The Cazalets

All Change

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Louise accompanies her father and Diana on a trip to Italy, but the holiday is fraught with tension. Show more

The Cazalets

All Change

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Dinner at Edward and Diana's provides an awkward evening for Sid and Rachel, while Villy battles with Miss Milliment's growing dementia. Show more

The Cazalets

Marking Time

Episode 11

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Elizabeth Jane Howard's family saga, dramatised by Lin Coghlan. Louise goes to her first dance in London and meets the famous painter Michael Hadleigh. With Penelope Wilton. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Margaret Oliphant - Hester

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A tale of banks and bankers, credit and discredit, and a single woman who does something truly radical. Stars Penelope Wilton. Show more

Contributors

Margaret Oliphant:
Penelope Wilton
Lady Ellen Vernon:
Jasmine Hyde
Hester Vernon:
Lyndsey Marshal
Harry Sellon:
Ben Crowe
Adaptor:
Kate Clanchy
Adaptor:
Zena Forster

Genres

The Cazalets

Confusion

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A suggestion of Rachel's finds Sid basking in some unexpected attention, while Louise has to rebuff the advances of mother-in-law Zee's overeager friends. Show more

The Cazalets

Marking Time

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Elizabeth Jane Howard's family saga, dramatised by Lin Coghlan. The Blitz begins with consequences for the family while Rachel's visit to Sid provokes an argument. Show more

The Cazalets

Marking Time

Episode 13

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Villy is indignant that Louise has gone to stay with Michael without telling them, but Edward is delighted when it means she will stay in their London house on the way back. Show more

Lifeline

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

Duration: 9 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Penelope Wilton presents an appeal on behalf of Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, which funds specialist nurses to help seriously ill children and support their families. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Penelope Wilton
Series Producer:
Hardeep Giani
Executive Producer:
Sandy Smith

Genres

Formats

North by Northamptonshire

North By Northamptonshire: Full Stop

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Sheila Hancock, Penelope Wilton and Geoffrey Palmer are amongst the stars of a final outing for this comedy drama. It's New Year's Eve and one this group of friends won't forget. Show more

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

Series 8

Melancholy Baby

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A heart-warming tale of two lives linked by events in Glasgow 90 years ago. Co-stars Geoffrey Palmer. From 2016. Show more

The Cazalets

The Light Years

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Edward is finding it hard to please both his wife and his mistress, whereas Sid just wants to see more of Rachel. Show more

The Cazalets

Casting Off

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Diana and Edward are finally living together, but their happiness is not quite complete. Villy finds solace from an unexpected quarter. Show more

The Cazalets

Casting Off

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Louise finds herself feeling unexpected pity for her father, while Sid is rescued by an old friend. Show more

Arena

All the World's a Screen - Shakespeare on Film

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary exploring the rich, global history of Shakespeare in the cinema, with a treasure trove of film extracts and archival interviews with their creators. Show more