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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

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

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

Genres

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

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

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

This listing contains language that some may find offensive.

This listing contains language that some may find offensive.

Drama on 3

Manfred

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Available for years

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

This listing contains language that some may find offensive.

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

Legacy

Episode 1: Eden

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Cath Staincliffe's heir hunters series returns. Dan and Rachel's search for an heir to an unclaimed estate leads them to 1950s Kenya and the Mau Mau rebellion. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Classic Serial

John Wyndham - The Chrysalids

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Will David be forced to flee to the Fringes, the lawless territory inhabited by mutants, or risk discovery? Stars Matthew Beard, Ben Hanley, Isobel Doran and Conrad Nelson. Show more

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

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

Classic Serial

Songs and Lamentations

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Michael Symmons Roberts' interweaving of the sensual Biblical love poetry of the Song of Songs with the violence and vengeance of the Book of Lamentations. Show more

Dangerous Visions

Michael Symmons Roberts - The Sleeper

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. In a future Britain, people have gradually lost the gift of sleep - or have they? With music by the WNO and youth chorus. Starring Maxine Peake and Jason Done. Show more

Drama

The Archivist

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Psychological thriller by Kellie Smith. Things spiral out of control when Ben starts to secretly film his family for his personal archive. Show more