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15 Minute Drama

Modesty Blaise

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Armed and ready, Modesty and Willie head to France to find out who is behind the plot to steal the diamonds. Stars Neil Maskell. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Neil Maskell
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Alun Armstrong
Gabriel:
Ewan Bailey
McWhirter:
Alex Fearns
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Modesty Blaise

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Frustrated by working to Secret Service rules, Modesty and Willie decide to break free - a risky decision. Stars Alun Armstrong. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Neil Maskell
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Alun Armstrong
Gabriel:
Ewan Bailey
McWhirter:
Alex Fearns
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Modesty Blaise

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Modesty and Willie are captured and are waiting for their moment to retrieve the diamonds and escape. Starring Ewan Bailey. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Neil Maskell
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Alun Armstrong
Gabriel:
Ewan Bailey
McWhirter:
Alex Fearns
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Modesty Blaise

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Time’s running out for Modesty and Willie, imprisoned on a remote Mediterranean isle by a diamond thief. Stars Daphne Alexander. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Neil Maskell
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Alun Armstrong
Gabriel:
Ewan Bailey
McWhirter:
Alex Fearns
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Modesty Blaise - A Taste for Death

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In Stef Penney's adaptation of Peter O'Donnell's novel, Modesty takes on a mission involving a young girl with ESP, an exotic desert location and a villain intent on murder. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Carl Prekopp
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Alun Armstrong
Simon Delicata:
Sam Dale
Steve Collier:
Geoffrey Streatfeild
Dinah Pilgrim:
Samantha Dakin
McWhirter:
Alex Fearns
Skeet Lowry:
Jeff Mash
Sir Howard Presteign:
Nigel Anthony
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Modesty Blaise

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A former criminal and her right hand man foil a plot to carry out a multi-million pound diamond heist. Stars Daphne Alexander. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Neil Maskell
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Alun Armstrong
Gabriel:
Ewan Bailey
McWhirter:
Alex Fearns
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Genres

The James M Cain Series

James M Cain - Double Indemnity

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Walter Huff has a good steady job in the insurance business and lives a quiet life, until the day he falls for an unhappily married woman, and decides to help her commit murder. Show more

Contributors

Walter Huff:
Trevor White
Phyllis Nirdlinger:
Christy Meyer
Adaptor:
Stef Penney
Director:
Kate McAll

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A man is presumed dead in a road accident but can Modesty get to the bottom of really went on? Starring Daphne Alexander. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Ian McNeice
Colonel Jim:
Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet:
Sara Markland
Quinn:
John Ramm
Director:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Modesty finds an injured man on a cliff ledge. Was he a witness to Sir Gerald's demise? Starring Daphne Alexander. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Ian McNeice
Colonel Jim:
Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet:
Sara Markland
Quinn:
John Ramm
Director:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A man is missing, presumed dead, after going off a cliff. A bombshell about his driver helps Quinn’s memory. Stars Paul Bazely. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Ian McNeice
Colonel Jim:
Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet:
Sara Markland
Quinn:
John Ramm
Director:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A suspicious accident and an unlikely blackmail scam involving fake nuns, lead to a shocking discovery. Stars Paul Bazely. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Ian McNeice
Colonel Jim:
Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet:
Sara Markland
Quinn:
John Ramm
Director:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Modesty and Willie plan an escape using a false leg and engine grease and Sexton must be finally confronted. Stars Ewan Bailey. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Ian McNeice
Colonel Jim:
Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet:
Sara Markland
Quinn:
John Ramm
Director:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Woman's Hour

The Sewing Group at the Royal Court, Stef Penney

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

This edition looks at shaken baby syndrome/non-accidental head injuries, Stef Penney's new novel, chartered engineer Clare Lavelle, and The Sewing Group at the Royal Court. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Holt
Interviewed Guest:
Stef Penney
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Lavelle
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Crowe