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Drama

Georges Simenon - The Other Simenon

The Cat

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A husband and wife loathe each other and reconciliation looks unlikely. Black comedy starring Christian Rodska and Joanna Tope. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary covering Winston Churchill's failure to be re-elected following the Second World War, with input from first-hand witnesses and historians. Show more

Contributors

Winston Churchill:
Christian Rodska
Alanbrooke:
Valentine Pelka
Clement Attlee:
Roy Weskin
Executive Producer:
Susan Jones
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Production Company:
Oxford Film and TV

Drama

Anton Chekhov - Wild Honey

Episode 2

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Platonov seems to gain the admiration of all the women he knows. Who will he end up with? Starring David Tennant. Show more

Contributors

Dr Triletzky:
Elliot Levey
Anna Petrovna:
Sasha Behar
Porfiry Semyonovich Glagolyev:
Christian Rodska
Colonel Triletzky:
Rupert Vansittart
Marya Yefimovna Grekova:
Prisca Bakare
Platonov:
David Tennant
Gerasim Kuzmich Petrin:
Ben Onwukwe
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill

Genres

Drama

Anton Chekhov - Wild Honey

Episode 1

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

4 Extra Debut. Everyone loves Platonov - but who does he really love? Perhaps it's only himself. Starring David Tennant. Show more

Contributors

Dr Triletzky:
Elliot Levey
Anna Petrovna:
Sasha Behar
Porfiry Semyonovich Glagolyev:
Christian Rodska
Colonel Triletzky:
Rupert Vansittart
Marya Yefimovna Grekova:
Prisca Bakare
Platonov:
David Tennant
Gerasim Kuzmich Petrin:
Ben Onwukwe
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill

Genres

Drama

John Osborne's Luther

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

4 Extra Debut. A look inside the mind of the profound believer in the church's teachings who ended up challenging them all. Stars Harry Lloyd. Show more

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

The Great Scott

Series 1

Waverley

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 3 months

1745: 21 year old red-coat officer, Edward Waverley betrays Scotland in his fight for another cause. Stars Rupert Evans. Show more

Contributors

Waverley:
Rupert Evans
Mrs Bates:
Alison McKenzie
Evan Dhu:
Mark Bonnar
Charles Edward Stuart:
Joe McFadden
Gilfillin:
Robert Hudson
Walter Scott:
David Tennant
Producer:
Clive Brill
Director:
Clive Brill
Composer:
Ross Hughes
Composer:
Esben Tjalve

Genres

The Great Scott

Series 2

Ivanhoe

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 3 months

Ivanhoe helped King Richard I during the Third Crusade but has since disappeared. His betrothed awaits news. With David Tennant. 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

Drama

Farran at Bay

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Jerusalem, May 1947. A Jewish boy disappears and a British war hero flees the scene. The investigation will violently shake Britain's hold on Palestine. Show more

Contributors

Major Farran:
John MacKay
Colonel Ferguson:
Jonathan Firth
Inspector Bellamy:
Michael Shelford
Cunningham:
Christian Rodska
Rubowitz Brothers:
Philip Arditti
Fearnley-Whitingstall:
Simon Armstrong

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama on 3

Richard II

Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for 4 months

William Shakespeare's study of deluded autocracy. When Richard II banishes Bolingbroke and confiscates his property, he begins a chain of events that bring about his own downfall. Show more

Contributors

John of Gaunt:
John Rowe
Duke of York:
Philip Jackson
Aumerle:
Will Howard
Northumberland:
Christian Rodska
Harry Percy:
Edmund Wiseman
Queen Isabel:
Jaimi Barbakoff
Salisbury:
Joe Sims
Duchess of York:
Georgie Glen
Bishop Carlisle:
Keiron Self
Welsh Captain:
Sion Pritchard

Genres

Drama

Kenneth Emson - Eight Hundred and Thirty Seven Point Nine

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Two brothers cycle the length of the UK to try and heal their shattered relationship. Stars Kerr Logan and Alan Turkington. Show more

Contributors

Genres

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Drama

Drama

The Trenches Trip

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Jonathan Smith. Unexpected conflicts emerge within a group of teachers and sixth-formers, as they walk through the WWI trenches, tunnels and cemeteries of Flanders. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Great Scott

Series 2

Redgauntlet

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 3 months

Alan wants answers when his best friend disappears. Is his father's business acquaintance involved? Starring David Tennant. Show more

Contributors

Alan Fairford:
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Alexander:
Clive Russell
Peter Peebles:
Christian Rodska
Lily Galloway:
Olivia Morgan
Stewart Galloway:
Forbes Masson
Roller Hopkins:
Robert Hudson
Nanty Ewart:
Simon Greenall
Regina Crosbie:
Allison McKenzie
Walter Scott:
David Tennant
Danny Latimer:
Paul Ready
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Adaptor:
Robin Brooks

The Great Scott

Series 3

Episode 1: Heart of Midlothian

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

A trial for child murder and a heroine who stops at nothing to undo the damage her virtue has done. Starring Joanne Cummins. Show more

Contributors

Sir Walter Scott:
David Tennant
Jenny Dean:
Joanne Cummins
Reuben Butler:
Brian Ferguson
George Staunton:
Mark Bonnar
Defending Council:
Mark Bonnar
Meg Murdockson:
Caroline Guthrie
Queen Caroline:
Caroline Guthrie
Madge Wildfire:
Lynsey-Anne Moffat
Dumbiedykes:
Christian Rodska
The Magistrate:
Hugh Ross
Duke of Argylle:
Forbes Masson
Effy Dean:
Alice Simone
King's Mistress:
Alice Simone
Adaptor:
Mike Harris
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill

Genres

The Great Scott

Series 3

Episode 2: The Antiquary

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 2 months

A man who hordes secrets as well as treasures. Will his knowledge allow Lovel to marry his secret love? Stars Richard Wilson. Show more

Contributors

Sir Walter Scott:
David Tennant
Sir Arthur:
Stuart McGugan
Hector:
John Wark
Sweepclean:
David Haydn
Macleuchar:
Beth Tuckey
Elspeth:
Beth Tuckey
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill

Genres

The Great Scott

Series 1

Rob Roy

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 3 months

Defying his father, poet Frank is banished to the North where he falls for his beautiful, mysterious cousin. Stars Paul Ready. Show more

Contributors

Die Vernon:
Denise Gough
Rob Roy:
Mark Bonnar
Frank's Father:
Christian Rodska
Rashleigh:
Joe McFadden
Uncle Hilary:
Stuart McGugan
The Post Master:
Stuart McGugan
O'Brien:
Paul Reid
Walter Scott:
David Tennant
Producer:
Clive Brill
Composer:
Ross Hughes
Composer:
Esben Tjalve

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Satirical drama based on Margaret Thatcher's early years. Young Margaret wants nothing more than to be an MP, but may be too much of a rebel for the Tory Party of the 1950s. Show more

Contributors

Margaret Thatcher:
Andrea Riseborough
Ted Heath:
Samuel West
Denis Thatcher:
Rory Kinnear
Sir John Crowder:
Geoffrey Palmer
Sir Donald Kaberry:
Oliver Ford Davies
Alfred Roberts:
Philip Jackson
Sir Waldon Smithers:
Michael Cochrane
Patricia Hornsby-Smith:
Sylvestra Le Touzel
John Miller:
Michael Gould
Stanley Soward:
Jonathan Aris
Old Dear:
Marcia Warren
Lieutenant-Colonel Digby:
Christian Rodska
Dartford Officer:
Geoff McGivern
Leslie Thomas:
James Laurenson
John Wells:
Rob Edwards
Lichfield:
Kim Wall
Beckenham Constituent:
Angela Sims
Mark Thatcher:
Michael Selwood
Carol Thatcher:
Julia Joyce
Miss Harris:
Georgie Glen
Langton:
Jeremy Child
Head Panellist - Finchley:
Geoffrey Beevers
Doreen/Interviewer:
Elizabeth Bennett
Producer:
Robert Cooper
Producer:
Kate Triggs
Writer:
Tony Saint

Doctors

Series 12

Episode 229: Dressed As Lamb

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

When Zara meets a quirky student, she is unprepared for the reality of her life. Daniel apologises to Zara, while Simon and Karen nervously prepare for dinner. Show more

Contributors

Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Steph Thomas:
Joanna Horton
Colin Thomas:
Christian Rodska
Dr Simon Bond:
David Sturzaker
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Elaine Cassidy:
Janet Dibley
Cherry Malone:
Sophie Abelson
Mrs Tembe:
Lorna Laidlaw
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Rob Hollins:
Chris Walker
Jack Hollins:
Nicolas Woodman
Imogen Hollins:
Charlie Clemmow
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd
Producer:
Carol Harding