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Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Jack Rosenthal-penned comedy drama following three sets of parents as they chaperone their children through the selection process of Cambridge University.

Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

A star-studded account of Oscar Wilde’s glittering and controversial career before his trial for homosexual crimes and tragic fall from grace. Show more

Contributors

Lady Bracknell:
Anna Chancellor
Virginia, Hester Worsley, Cecily, Lady Windermere:
Anna Devlin
Canterville Ghost, Basil Hallward:
James Fleet
Jokannen, Dorian Gray, Lord Goring:
Freddie Fox
Young Oscar Wilde, Vivian, Bunthorne, Jack Worthing, Lord Windermere:
Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Salome, Mrs Allonby, Gwendolyn, Lady Chiltern,:
Alice Orr-Ewing
Oscar Wilde:
Nicholas Rowe
Herodias, Mrs Arbuthnot, Mrs Erlynne:
Claire Skinner
Herod, Cyril, Lord Illingworth, Algernon, Robert Chiltern, Darlington, Henry Wotton:
Ed Stoppard
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle

Drama

Two Pipe Problems

Episode 2: The Case of the Missing Meerschaum

Duration: 45 minutes

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

William and Sandy use Holmesian precepts to tackle the theft of a rather famous pipe at a Sherlock Homes Convention. Starring Stanley Baxter and Richard Briers. Show more

Contributors

Sandy Boyle:
Stanley Baxter
William Parnes:
Richard Briers
Mortimer Tregennis:
Geoffrey Palmer
Roger Butterworth:
James Fleet
Beryl Butterworth:
Joanna David
Underground Worker:
Matt Simandl
Hotel Receptionist:
Matt Simandl
Autograph Hunter:
James McGregor
Souvenir Stallholder:
James McGregor
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Political Animals

Series 1

Humphrey

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Chief mouser to the Cabinet Office gives a cat's eye view of life at Number 10 under Tony Blair. With James Fleet. From 2012. Show more

Legit

Episode 5: Danny, Champion of the World

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

While Fox fits a security system for a familiar face, Danny is enamoured by his mother May's new man. Can Danny mould him into the perfect partner? Show more

Contributors

Series

Legit

Drama

Jon Canter - The Vertigo Trust

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Martin has a secret. A big secret. One that threatens to turn Ronnie's world upside down. Stars Gerard Murphy and James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Rivals

Series 3

Episode 4: The Moabite Cipher

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival, Dr James Thorndike, as they try to protect Pastor Wayne Kaplan after he receives death threats. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Thorndike:
Tim McInnerny
Prof Wegener:
Michael Bertenshaw
Miss Dunbar:
Roslyn Hill
Duchess:
Jane Slavin
Director:
Liz Webb

Genres

Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Based on a true story, this comedy drama tells the tale of two members of the Army Dental Corps who decide to go on a mission to occupied France and fight the Germans in 1942. Show more

Gossip from the Garden Pond

Episode 3: The Garden Spider and Great Pond Snail

Duration: 30 minutes

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

An arachnophobic spider and a cleaning-obsessed great pond snail share their amusing tales. Starring Amanda Root. From September 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lynne Truss
Garden Spider:
Amanda Root
Great Pond Snail:
James Fleet
Producer:
Sarah Blunt

Genres

The Rivals

Series 3

Episode 1: The Knight's Cross Signal Problem

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Inspector Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival, blind detective Max Carrados, who tries to discover who caused a horrific train crash at Knight's Cross. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Max Carrados:
Pip Torrens
Parkinson:
David Acton
Hoskins:
Ben Crowe
Miss Chubb:
Jane Slavin
Director:
Liz Webb

Genres

Poetry Please

Food Glorious Food

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Roger McGough introduces poems to make the mouth water from the Bristol Food Connections Festival, with readers John Telfer, Katy Sobey and James Fleet. Show more

The Rivals

Series 4

4. The Mystery of the Scarlet Thread

Duration: 28 minutes

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

A city dealer has nearly been gassed three times in “accidents” in luxury flats. Who’s out to get him? Starring James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Van Dusen:
Tony Gardner
Nicolas Henley:
Nick Underwood
Charlotte Lipscombe:
Joannah Tincey
Reginald Cabell:
James Lailey
Miss Regnier:
Kirsty Oswald
Burlingame:
Brian Protheroe
Pemberley:
Sean Baker
Director:
Liz Webb

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Roger McGough presents listeners' requests of poems celebrating the humble bee, a muse to poets from Tagore to Carol Ann Duffy. With readers James Fleet and Amanda Root. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest:
Jeff Davey
Producer:
Sally Heaven

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Drama. Lady Susan temporarily moves in with her sister-in-law. Together with her best friend, she contrives sly plans to get her daughter and herself a husband. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Whit Stillman
Lady Susan Vernon:
Kate Beckinsale
Alicia Johnson:
Chloe Sevigny
Reginald DeCourcy:
Xavier Samuel
Mr Johnson:
Stephen Fry
Sir James Martin:
Tom Bennett
Charles Vernon:
Justin Edwards
Catherine DeCourcy Vernon:
Emma Greenwell
Sir Reginald DeCourcy:
James Fleet
Lady DeCourcy:
Jemma Redgrave
Frederica Vernon:
Morfydd Clark
Mrs Cross:
Kelly Campbell
Lord Manwaring:
Lochlann O'Mearain
Lady Lucy Manwaring:
Jenn Murray
Miss Maria Manwaring:
Sophie Radermacher

Quanderhorn

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations

A Little Thing Like Chocolate Gates Can't Stop Us

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for years

Dr Janussen discovers the terrible secret that turned Virginia into a giant broccoli monster. Starring Cassie Layton. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

Professor Quanderhorn:
James Fleet
Brian Nylon:
Ryan Sampson
Dr Gemini Jannussen:
Cassie Layton
Guuuurk:
Kevin Eldon
Troy Quanderhorn:
Freddie Fox
Churchill:
John Sessions
Synthetic Voice:
Rachel Atkins
Mrs Bessie Braddock (MP):
Rachel Atkins
Writer:
Rob Grant

Genres

Quanderhorn

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations

It's Eating My Face

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for years

England, 1952. Brian Nylon finds time is behaving very oddly. Can Professor Quanderhorn help? Stars Ryan Sampson. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

Professor Quanderhorn:
James Fleet
Brian Nylon:
Ryan Sampson
Dr Gemini Jannussen:
Cassie Layton
Guuuurk:
Kevin Eldon
Troy Quanderhorn:
Freddie Fox
Churchill:
John Sessions
Synthetic Voice:
Rachel Atkins
Writer:
Rob Grant

Genres

Quanderhorn

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations

Dah dah dah dah dah dahh Dah dah dah dah dahhhh...

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for years

Facing the diabolical traps of the Alien ziggurat has deadly consequences for Brian. Stars Ryan Sampson. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

Professor Quanderhorn:
James Fleet
Brian Nylon:
Ryan Sampson
Dr Gemini Jannussen:
Cassie Layton
Guuuurk:
Kevin Eldon
Troy Quanderhorn:
Freddie Fox
Churchill:
John Sessions
Synthetic Voice:
Rachel Atkins
Writer:
Rob Grant

Genres

Quanderhorn

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations

Mummy! My Donkey's Head Is Exploding

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for years

Martian Guuuurk mind-leaps into half-insectoid Troy: a major breakthrough in Artificial Stupidity. Stars Kevin Eldon. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

Professor Quanderhorn:
James Fleet
Brian Nylon:
Ryan Sampson
Dr Gemini Jannussen:
Cassie Layton
Guuuurk:
Kevin Eldon
Troy Quanderhorn:
Freddie Fox
Churchill:
John Sessions
Synthetic Voice:
Rachel Atkins
Writer:
Rob Grant

Genres

The Rivals

Series 4

1. The Clairvoyants

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Lestrade lends a hand after his protégé saves a drowning woman, and suspects that this was no accident. Starring James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Mr Forest:
Chris Pavlo
Tom Knowles:
Chris Pavlo
Madame D'Urfe:
Claire Perkins
Jim Dainty:
Brian Protheroe
Penman:
Sean Baker
Secretary:
Kirsty Oswald
Producer:
Liz Webb

Genres