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Drama

Leon Garfield - Devil in the Fog

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

What murky secrets lie at the heart of the fog? Who is the principal? And who is the Devil? Dramatisation of Leon Garfield's mystery adventure. Show more

Contributors

Mr Treet:
Tim McMullan
Captain Richard:
Ben Crowe
Sir John:
Sam Dale
Joseph:
Sean Baker
The Stranger:
Sean Baker
Mrs Montague:
Joanna Monro
Lady Dexter:
Juliet Aubrey
Aunt Dexter:
Claire Harry
Highwayman:
Henry Devas
Director:
Marc Beeby

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Dangerous Visions

Resistance

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Val McDermid's thriller examines what happens if antibiotics stop working. Developed through the Wellcome Trust Experimental stories scheme. Show more

Drama

Dodie Smith - I Capture the Castle

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

The lives of 17 year old Cassandra Mortmain’s eccentric family in a crumbling castle in 1930's Suffolk. Stars Holliday Grainger. Show more

Drama

Dodie Smith - I Capture the Castle

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

With Rose whisked away by Simon, Cassandra is in turmoil left pining Simon trying to cope with Father. Stars Holliday Grainger. Show more

Drama

The Book of Yehudit

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Drama about a young Orthodox Jewish woman whose husband is unwilling to grant her a divorce. By Adam Usden. Starring Yasmin Paige, Henry Devas and Ashley Margolis. Show more

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Drama

Drama

Sally Griffiths - Haunted

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A dark, psychological thriller in which a TV illusionist and a medium both have their belief systems tested when a voice from the past refuses to keep silent. Show more

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Drama

Classic Serial

John Wyndham - The Chrysalids

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Young people with telepathic powers are persecuted for their difference. Post-apocalyptic sci-fi classic stars Matthew Beard, Ben Hanley, Isobel Doran and Conrad Nelson. Show more

A Charles Paris Mystery

Murder in the Title

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Someone wants to close the Regent Theatre and is willing to murder to do so. Show more

HG Wells

Ann Veronica

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. A spirited, intelligent woman runs away from home to make a fresh start in Edwardian London. Stars Bill Nighy and Amy Hoggart. Show more

Contributors

HG Wells - The Narrator:
Bill Nighy
Ann Veronica Stanley:
Amy Hoggart
Manning:
Henry Devas
Constance:
Emily Pithon
Miss Miniver:
Victoria Brazier
Author:
HG Wells
Adaptor:
Ellen Dryden

Drama

Love, War and Trains

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Funny and poignant verse drama based on the story of how poet Ian McMillan's parents got married during the Second World War. Starring Billy Boyd (Pippin in Lord of the Rings). Show more

Drama on 3

Manfred

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Available for 5 weeks

An adaptation of Byron's haunting drama in which a man, living in isolation high in the mountains, tortured and haunted by a dark crime, invokes spirits in search of solace. Show more

Contributors

Chamois Hunter/Spirit:
Conrad Nelson
Abbot/Spirit/Arimanes:
Jonathan Keeble
Herman/Spirit:
Henry Devas
Astarte/Witch of the Alps/Spirit:
Emily Pithon
Composer:
Olly Fox

Genres

HG Wells

Ann Veronica

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Ann Veronica is living alone in her quest for liberation, but it's an uphill struggle. Starring Bill Nighy and Amy Hoggart. Show more

Contributors

HG Wells - The Narrator:
Bill Nighy
Ann Veronica Stanley:
Amy Hoggart
Kitty Brett:
Verity Henry
Manning:
Toby Hadoke
Author:
HG Wells

A Charles Paris Mystery

Murder in the Title

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Bill Nighy is Charles Paris, actor cum amateur sleuth, in Simon Brett's comedy murder mystery. Charles is in a terrible play, and a series of nasty accidents befall the cast. Show more

A Charles Paris Mystery

Murder in the Title

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris is offered a small role in an awful play up in Rugland. As always with Charles, murder is never far behind. Show more

A Charles Paris Mystery

Murder in the Title

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Charles has been the victim of an attempted stabbing. Can he find the murderer before he strikes again or will Charles be fired from the cast first? Show more

Saturday Drama

Classic Chandler

Episode 1: The Big Sleep

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

4 Extra Debut. Raymond Chandler's trouble-seeking private eye gets entangled in the rich Sternwood family's tribulations. Stars Toby Stephens. Show more

Contributors

Philip Marlowe:
Toby Stephens
Vivien Sternwood:
Kelly Burke
Agnes Lozelle:
Barbara Barnes
Carmen Sternwood:
Leah Brotherhead
Joe Brody:
Sam Dale
General Sternwood:
Sean Baker
Lash Canino:
Iain Batchelor
Eddie Mars:
Henry Devas
Cronjager:
Jude Akuwudike
Director:
Claire Grove
Adaptor:
Robin Brooks

Classic Serial

Songs and Lamentations

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Left to starve by the king, the jailed Jeremiah is kept alive by the young servant girl, who brings him food, ostensibly because she wants to help him, but she has another motive. Show more

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Small House at Allington

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Adolphus Crosbie is determined to enjoy all the pleasures of high society, including the attentions of Lady Alexandrina, during his stay at Courcy Castle. Show more

Drama

Porcelain: The Trial for the Killing of Sophie Lancaster

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sophie Lancaster was attacked in a park in 2007, suffering fatal injuries. This drama documentary contains interviews with her mother Sylvia and dramatised scenes by Ian Kershaw. Show more

Contributors

Odette Freeman:
Melanie Hill
Brendan Harris:
Robert Haythorne
Prosecutor:
Conrad Nelson
Policeman:
Henry Devas
Witness:
Henry Devas
Policeman:
Samantha Power
Witness:
Reece Noi
Producer:
Susan Roberts

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Drama

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Small House at Allington

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The arrival of the handsome Adolphus Crosbie causes quite a stir at Allington, especially with Lily Dale, who lives at the Small House due to the benevolence of her rich uncle. Show more