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Mrs Robinson, I Presume

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Tracy-Ann Oberman's drama tells the story of the making of one of the films that changed Hollywood, The Graduate. Starring John Simm as director Mike Nichols. Show more

Contributors

Mike Nichols:
John Simm
Lawrence Turman:
Paul Kaye
Dustin Hoffman:
Kevin Bishop
Anne Bancroft:
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Gene Hackman:
Terry Mynott
Mel Brooks:
Steve Furst
Ava Gardner:
Lorelei King
Producer:
Liz Anstee

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Drama

Pythonesque

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Roy Smiles. The story of Graham Chapman, the Monty Python team and how he overcame his considerable demons to star in the two of the funniest British films of all time. Show more

Contributors

Eric Idle:
James Lance
Terry Gilliam:
James Lance
Michael Palin:
Mark Addis
Terry Jones:
Mark Addis
Writer:
Roy Smiles
Producer:
Liz Anstee

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Drama

Drama

David Spicer - Kempton and the Duke

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Kevin Whately stars as Kempton Bunton, the Newcastle pensioner who stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington in 1961. Show more

Contributors

Kempton Bunton:
Kevin Whately
Lord Robbins:
Hugh Fraser
Mrs Bunton:
Madelaine Newton
Inspector Greene:
Simon Greenall
Sergeant Entwistle:
Matt Addis
Mr Peach:
Julien Ball
Producer:
Liz Anstee

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Drama

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Actor, writer, raconteur and impressionist John Sessions mixes showbiz stories, intriguing history, extraordinary impressions and fabulous one-liners - all linked to and from him. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Actor, writer, raconteur and impressionist John Sessions mixes showbiz stories, intriguing history, extraordinary impressions and fabulous one-liners - all linked to and from him. Show more

When the Dog Dies

Series 3

Episode 4: Full Fathom Five

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Son-in-law Blake secretly fits Sandy's new wristwatch with a tiny transponder, so that he knows exactly where Sandy is spending the family money. But then the watch is stolen. Show more

Drama

Sean Grundy - Tolkien in Love

Duration: 57 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Orphaned writer JRR Tolkien and Edith Bratt battle against all odds to come together. Based on real events. Stars Will Merrick. Show more

Contributors

Father Francis:
John Duttine
Mrs Faulkner:
Sally Grace
Hilary:
Ben Wilby
Producer:
Liz Anstee

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Drama

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Actor, writer, raconteur and impressionist John Sessions mixes showbiz stories, intriguing history, extraordinary impressions and fabulous one-liners - all linked to and from him. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The award-winning duo with a shopping meltdown and a bullish Brown Owl on the importance of stealing for Brownies. From 2016. Show more

Contributors

Performer:
Hannah Croft
Performer:
Fiona Pearce
Producer:
Liz Anstee

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The award-winning duo with advice from an unsentimental relationship counsellor and a wide-eyed work experience girl. From 2016. Show more

Contributors

Performer:
Hannah Croft
Performer:
Fiona Pearce
Producer:
Liz Anstee

Drama

Tracy-Ann Oberman - Rock and Doris and Elizabeth

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. The truth about Rock Hudson's health is revealed. Inspired by real events in 1985 Hollywood. Stars Jonathan Hyde, Frances Barber and Tracy-Ann Oberman. Show more

Contributors

Rock Hudson:
Jonathan Hyde
Doris Day:
Frances Barber
Elizabeth Taylor:
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Terry Melcher:
James Lance
Reporter:
Jonathan Hart
Producer:
Liz Anstee

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When the Dog Dies

Series 4

Episode 4: The Hills Are Alive

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sandy's holding auditions for The Sound of Music. Everyone's keen. But Blake is scheming. Stars the much missed Ronnie Corbett. Show more

When the Dog Dies

Series 4

Episode 1: Gone in a Flash

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sandy is feeling bereft with no lodger - and his granddaughter throwing a wild party. Stars the much-missed Ronnie Corbett. Show more

Drama

Roy Smiles - Memories of a Cad

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. In 1984, Richard Briers visited actor Terry-Thomas in Majorca. Affectionate comedy starring Martin Jarvis and Alistair McGowan. Show more

Contributors

Terry-Thomas:
Martin Jarvis
Richard Briers:
Alistair McGowan
Belinda:
Laura Shavin
Spencer Tracy:
Lewis Macleod
Producer:
Liz Anstee
Writer:
Roy Smiles

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Drama

When the Dog Dies

Series 4

Episode 3: Ships That Pass

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sandy takes a fashionable cure for memory loss, but remembers things better left forgotten. Stars the much missed Ronnie Corbett. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The award-winning duo with the strain of June and Jean’s Home Counties village life and a rowdy Geordie Brown Owl. From 2016. Show more

Contributors

Performer:
Hannah Croft
Performer:
Fiona Pearce
Producer:
Liz Anstee

When the Dog Dies

Series 4

Episode 6: Twilight of the Gods

Duration: 30 minutes

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

It finally looks like Sandy's going to have to downsize, but can he live without Dolores? Stars the much missed Ronnie Corbett. Show more

Drama

Tracy-Ann Oberman - Bette and Joan and Baby Jane

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Feuding screen goddesses Davis and Crawford in an iconic film - headed for disaster? Stars Catherine Tate and Tracy-Ann Oberman. Show more

Contributors

Bette Davis:
Catherine Tate
Joan Crawford:
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Billy Miller:
Matt Addis
Hedda Hopper:
Lorelei King
Producer:
Liz Anstee

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Drama