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Series 2

Episode 1: So What Did I Miss?

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Stuart is back from America and there have been big changes while he's been away. Stars Mathew Horne. From June 2015. Show more

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Seekers

Series 2

The Wedding Crushers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Stuart and Vanessa are keen to plan their wedding, but not everyone’s happy for them. Stars Mathew Horne. From June 2015. Show more

Contributors

Terry:
Tony Way
Gary Probert:
Steve Oram
Mr Putter:
Ian Conningham
Kenny:
Sam Dale

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 1: Saint Ciappelletto

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Terry Jones introduces a retelling of the first tale in the first day of Boccaccio's The Decameron. All is not what it seems when a wicked man makes his deathbed confession. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 5: Kind Hearts and Bayonets

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Mithridanes wants to be a wise and generous benefactor, but his neighbour Nathan is always wiser and more generous. How should he deal with this problem? Introduced by Terry Jones. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 8: A Job for the Boys

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Terry Jones introduces a retelling of a tale from The Decameron. The opportunistic Masetto takes a job at a convent posing as a deaf mute. Show more

Drama on 3

Decameron Nights

Episode 1: Five Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for years

Terry Jones introduces John Finnemore, Ingrid Oliver, Carrie Quinlan, Lydia Leonard, Samuel Barnett and Colin McFarlane star in stories adaptions of The Decameron by Robin Brooks. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Robin Brooks
Ciappelletto:
Colin McFarlane
Musciatto:
Sam Dale
Anselmo:
Paul Heath
Federigo degli Alberighi:
John Finnemore
Rinieri:
Cyril Nri
Mithridanes:
Samuel Barnett
Pyrrhus:
Paul Heath
Spinelloccio:
Shaun Mason
Nathan:
Sam Dale
Beggarmaid:
Bettrys Jones

Genres

Drama on 3

Decameron Nights

Episode 2: Five More Italian Indelicacies Remixed From Boccaccio

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for years

Tim McInnerny, Neil Pearson, Louise Brealey, Paul Ritter, Geoffrey Streatfeild and Tameka Empson in five stories adapted from Boccaccio's The Decameron. Introduced by Terry Jones. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama on 3

As You Like It

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Shakespeare's pastoral comedy of love, lust, cross-dressing and mistaken identity, with Pippa Nixon as Rosalind. Featuring music by Johnny Flynn. Show more

Contributors

Rosalind:
Pippa Nixon
Orlando:
Luke Norris
Duke Ferdinand:
Jonathan Coy
Duke Frederick:
Sam Dale
Silvius:
Paul Heath
Le Beau:
Shaun Mason
Jacques de Boys:
Monty d'Inverno
Composer:
Johnny Flynn
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Fall of the Shah

Ep1. An island of stability

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for years

Something is coming. Can America's friendship with Iran survive? US President Jimmy Carter visits Tehran in December 1977. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

President Carter:
Nathan Osgood
Zbigniew Brzezinski:
Sam Dale
William Sullivan:
Tony Turner
Farah Pahlavi:
Nathalie Armin
Rosalynn Carter:
Carolyn Pickles
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 4. No instructions

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for years

The Shah asks for help from the US, but they have problems of their own. Protesters are taking over large parts of Tehran. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

William Sullivan:
Tony Turner
Tony Parsons:
Sam Dale
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 5. A passion play

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Available for years

The Americans are arguing with themselves. Should the US support the Shah? Meanwhile, there’s more violence on the Iranian streets. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

Zbigniew Brzezinski:
Sam Dale
Gary Sick:
David Seddon
Warren Christopher:
Don Gilet
President Carter:
Nathan Osgood
The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 8. The collapse

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World ServiceLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

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Protesters surround the US Embassy. Meanwhile, there’s a power clash in the race to become Iran’s new prime minister. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

William Sullivan:
Tony Turner
Zbigniew Brzezinski:
Sam Dale
Gary Sick:
David Seddon
Warren Christopher:
Don Gilet
Sharpour Bakhtiar:
Peter Polycarpou
General Gharabaghi:
Vincent Ebrahim
Carole Bauman:
Clare Corbett
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh:
Philip Arditti
Sadegh Khalkhali:
Bhasker Patel
Ebrahim Yazdi:
Paul Chahidi
The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 9. God’s government

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World ServiceLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for years

Enemies are put on trial as Ayatollah Khomeini consolidates his power. But is this justice, or a desire for revenge? #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh:
Philip Arditti
Ebrahim Yazdi:
Paul Chahidi
Sadegh Khalkhali:
Bhasker Patel
Carole Bauman:
Clare Corbett
Zbigniew Brzezinski:
Sam Dale
Warren Christopher:
Don Gilet
President Carter:
Nathan Osgood
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Home Front

23 October 1915 - Albert Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

German cruiser Prinz Aldalbert is sunk by an Allied submarine, losing most of its crew, and Albert Wilson has to make an impossible decision. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Foxton:
Sam Dale

Home Front

9 March 1915 - Geoffrey Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Some news close to home leaves Geoffrey reeling. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Edgar Bates:
Sam Dale
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Leonard Proctor:
Chris Garner
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Travers Fielding:
David Acton

Home Front

4 February 1915 - Geoffrey Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Despite the obvious profits of war, Geoffrey Marshall, factory owner, cannot rest on his laurels while his workforce are heeding the call to enlist. Show more

Contributors

Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Edgar Bates:
Sam Dale
Malachi Dart:
Daniel Weyman
Travers Fielding:
David Acton

Drama

Phonophone

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

By Timothy X Atack. A musician is found dead in strange circumstances. How did he die? The only clue is a text message that says 'Phonophone active'. But what is a phonophone? Show more

Contributors

Stojaspal:
Erich Redman
Born Electric:
Mamoru Iriguchi
Renwick:
Tracy Wiles
Grandma:
Souad Faress
Feynman:
Sam Dale
Laflamme:
Jane Slavin
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Genres

Brand

Drama

Home Front

5 March 1915 - Adam Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Rosamund Marshall and Peter Samuel Lumley are welcomed into the church, but some of the congregation feel a lot less welcome. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Reverend:
Sam Dale
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn

Home Front

2 March 1915 - Phyllis Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Folkestone comes to Tynemouth as the Graham and Wilson clans arrive for the christenings of Peter and Rosamund. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Mr Potter:
Sam Dale
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 16: 2-6 February 1915 (Season 3 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

For Season 3, the focus shifts to industrial Tynemouth, which is experiencing a quite different war to that felt in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Edgar Bates:
Sam Dale
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Daniel Chadwick:
Mark Cameron
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Malachi Dart:
Daniel Weyman
Travers Fielding:
David Acton
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Amy Robinson:
Jane Slavin
Sgt Ryker:
Simon Harrison
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Mrs Thorne:
Elaine Claxton
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Ticket Inspector:
Leon Scott