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Playing for His Life

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Tennis ace Baron Gottfried Von Cramm offends Hitler by refusing to join the Nazi party. Stars Geoffrey Streatfeild. Show more

Contributors

Gottfried von Cramm:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Lisa von Cramm:
Paloma Baeza
Jutta von Cramm:
Frances Jeater
Joachim von Ribbentrop:
Sam Dale
Manasse Herbst:
Nicholas Boulton
Bill Tilden Jr:
William Hope
Commentator:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Hermann Goering:
Simon Treves
Don Budge:
Adam Unze
Lady Astor:
Rachel Atkins

Brand

Drama

The Hollow Crown

The Wars of the Roses

Episode 2: Henry VI Part 2

Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays. After the Battle of St Albans, Plantagenet and the Yorkists ride to London to claim the throne. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Dominic Cooke
Adaptor:
Ben Power
Production Company:
Neal Street Productions
Buckingham:
Ben Daniels
Plantagenet:
Adrian Dunbar
Hastings:
James Fleet
Queen Elizabeth:
Keeley Hawes
Somerset:
Ben Miles
King Louis:
Andrew Scott
Clifford:
Kyle Soller
Henry VI:
Tom Sturridge
Grieving Father:
Simon Armstrong
Grieving Son:
Jamie Ballard
Bishop of Ely:
Alan David
Lady Bona:
Mariah Gale
Shepherd II:
Christopher Godwin
Shepherd I:
Tom Godwin
Westmorland:
Richard Lynch
Brackenbury:
John MacKay
Young Soldier:
Jordan McCurrach
Young Cecily:
Lucy Robinson
Messenger:
Gerald Tyler
Rivers:
Al Weaver

The Thick of It

Series 4

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Political comedy. Both government and opposition try to spin their way to the moral high ground following the key worker housing scandal. Some are even calling for an inquiry. Show more

Contributors

Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Helen Hatley:
Rebecca Gethings
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Fergus Williams:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Adam Kenyon:
Ben Willbond
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Robyn Murdoch:
Polly Kemp
Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Dan Miller:
Tony Gardner
Oliver Reeder:
Chris Addison
Director:
Chris Addison
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Writer:
Roger Drew
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Rob Colley
Writer:
Dan Gaster
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Will Smith

The Thick of It

Series 4

Episode 7

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Political comedy. The Home Office have cut police numbers. At Malcolm's suggestion, Dan Miller gets sent on a fact-finding mission to the local cop-shop. Show more

Contributors

Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Fergus Williams:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Adam Kenyon:
Ben Willbond
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Oliver Reeder:
Chris Addison
Dan Miller:
Tony Gardner
Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Helen Hatley:
Rebecca Gethings
Greg Fraser:
Simon Kunz
Desk Sergeant:
Colin Mace
Superintendent:
Adam Stevens
Police Officer:
Michael Gould
Journalist:
Dan Mersh
Director:
Tony Roche
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Will Smith

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 7: The Wager

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

When a man makes a bet on his wife's chastity and his friend sets out to prove him wrong, neither man imagines the matter will change their lives forever. Introduced by Terry Jones. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam is at Whitehall when he spots Debs, his former maid and lover. Unable to resist his pounding heart, he follows her. With Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

The Thick of It

Series 4

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Political satire. Stewart Pearson is running 'Thought Camp' at a remote country house hotel. Meanwhile, Phil is surprised to find the ministerial offices less than deserted. Show more

Contributors

Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Adam Kenyon:
Ben Willbond
Fergus Williams:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Tara Strachan:
Emily Bevan
Receptionist:
Teresa Churcher
Journalist:
Gareth Tunley
Journalist:
Tom Andrews
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Will Smith
Writer:
Dan Gaster

The Thick of It

Series 4

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Political comedy. Lord Goolding's inquiry into the key worker housing scandal begins. The truth will finally come out. Unless, of course, anyone has any sudden lapses of memory. Show more

Contributors

Lord Goolding:
William Hoyland
Simon Weir:
Tobias Menzies
Baroness Sureka:
Priyanga Burford
Matthew Hodge:
Michael Maloney
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Fergus Williams:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Adam Kenyon:
Ben Willbond
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Robyn Murdoch:
Polly Kemp
Oliver Reeder:
Chris Addison
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Writer:
Roger Drew
Writer:
Dan Gaster
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Will Smith

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

Antony and Cleopatra

Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes

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

Available for years

Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston star in this great tragedy of love and power, part of Radio 3's celebration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. Show more

Contributors

Cleopatra:
Alex Kingston
Octavius Caesar:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Enobarbus:
Robert Pugh
Proculeius:
Alun Raglan
Octavia/Iras:
Priyanga Burford
Charmian:
Janice Acquah
Alexas:
Don Gilet
Mardian:
Ewan Bailey
Eros/Messenger:
Will Howard
Soothsayer/Snakeman:
Peter Polycarpou

Genres

Drama

Dead Girls Tell No Tales

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. The backstage story of ITV’s launch night when thousands of listeners to The Archers were distraught. Stars Eleanor Tomlinson. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Sean O'Connor
Dan Archer/Harry Oakes:
Jon Culshaw
Doris Archer/Gwen Berryman:
Pam Ferris
Phil Archer/Norman Painting:
Lex Shrapnel
Grace Archer/Ysanne Churchman:
Eleanor Tomlinson
Christine Archer/Lesley Saweard:
Georgie Fuller
John Tregorran /Basil Jones:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Carol Grey/Anne Cullen:
Sally Bretton
Godfrey Baseley:
Simon Russell Beale
Tony Shryane:
John Hopkins
Valerie Hodgetts:
Claudie Blakley
Geoffrey Webb:
David Reed
Edward J Mason:
Miles Jupp
BBC Announcer:
Zebedee Soanes
TV Interviewer:
Paddy O'Connell
Ysanne Churchman:
Ysanne Churchman
Actor:
Sam Dale

Genres

Brand

Drama

Hunter

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Crime thriller. When two young boys are kidnapped by extremists, it falls to Detective Superintendent Iain Barclay and his inexperienced team to rescue them. Show more

Contributors

Det Super Iain Barclay:
Hugh Bonneville
Det Sergeant Amy Foster:
Janet McTeer
Dr Margaret Newell:
Clare Holman
John Elder:
Adrian Rawlins
DI Zoe Larson:
Eleanor Matsuura
Jan Speddings:
Sophie Stanton
Hannah Crowley:
Frances Albery
Philippa Richards:
Sarah Ball
SC Sue Mailer:
Anna Koval
Jim McCauley:
Tim Woodward
Peter Richards:
Joe Tucker
Alfie Speddings:
Jamie Glover
James Richards:
Oliver Paxton
Julie Carr:
Lisa Ellis
DC Jackie Xavier:
Yvonne Dodoo
Pregnant Daughter:
Justina Skillin
Chloe's Baby:
Jayden Oduro
Ella Richards:
Sinead Dossett
Play Area Supervisor:
Joan Oliver
ICU Ward Sister:
Michelle Joseph
Truck Driver:
Nick Bartlett
Detective:
Kemal Sylvester
Newsreader:
Sophie Raworth
Newsreader Voiceover:
Simon McCoy
Producer:
Emma Benson
Director:
Colm McCarthy

Series

Hunter

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam's affair with his maid has put a huge strain on his marriage. Elizabeth will not let Sam leave the house without a guard. With Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam's eyes are causing him so much pain from writing in candlelight that he asks the King for time off from work so he can rest. Stars Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

Drama

Ian Curteis - The Road to Yalta

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Ian Curteis re-imagines February 1945, through the eyes of British spy Donald Maclean. From January 2014. Show more

Contributors

Lord Halifax:
Christopher Godwin
Sir John Balfour:
Matthew Marsh
Donald Maclean:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Melinda Maclean:
Kelly Burke
John Brightman:
David Seddon
Brice Reynolds:
Steve Toussaint
Nikolai Gorski:
Ewan Bailey

Brand

Drama

Drama

Graham Greene: The Honorary Consul

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. The son of a missing political prisoner is lured into collusion with a defrocked priest in a kidnap plot. Stars Matthew Marsh. Show more

Contributors

Dr Eduardo Plarr:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Charley Fortnum:
Matthew Marsh
Leon Rivas:
Stefano Braschi
Dr Humphries:
Ewan Bailey
Colonel Perez:
Chris Pavlo
Gruber:
Sean Baker

Genres

Drama

Graham Greene: The Honorary Consul

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Plarr's aim to help Charley gets him death threats from the police, as his past closes in on him. Stars Geoffrey Streatfeild. Show more

The Hollow Crown

The Wars of the Roses

Episode 3: Richard III

Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays. In his quest for the crown, Richard plans the murder of his brother George. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Dominic Cooke
Adaptor:
Ben Power
Buckingham:
Ben Daniels
Cecily:
Judi Dench
Hastings:
James Fleet
Queen Elizabeth:
Keeley Hawes
Henry VI:
Tom Sturridge
Murderer II:
Josef Altin
Prince Richard:
Isaac Andrews
Catesby:
Paul Bazely
Murderer I:
Geoff Bell
Mayor of London:
Robert Bowman
Bishop of Ely:
Alan David
Ratcliffe:
Keith Dunphy
George Stanley:
Simon Ginty
Princess Elizabeth:
Madison Lygo
Brackenbury:
John MacKay
Prince Edward:
Caspar Morley
Messenger:
Jude Owusu
Lady-in-Waiting:
Penny Ryder
Torch Bearer:
Sid Sagar
Rivers:
Al Weaver
Production Company:
Neal Street Productions