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15 Minute Drama

Cyrano de Bergerac

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Cyrano heads to war at the Siege of Arras, still in love with Roxanne, who’s pining for new cadet Christian. Rostand's classic tale adapted by poet Glyn Maxwell. Stars Tom Burke. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Cyrano de Bergerac

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Years have passed and Roxanne is hiding heartbroken in a nunnery. Will Cyrano’s secret love ever be revealed? Poet Glyn Maxwell's adaptation of Rostand's tale starring Tom Burke. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Tomorrow the Catwalk

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Katie is facing her release from prison after spending most of her life behind bars. Will she be able to cope with life on the outside? Written by Francesca Joseph. Show more

Contributors

Governor Henrietta:
Brigit Forsyth
Officer Brenda:
Brigit Forsyth
Producer:
Susan Roberts

Genres

Drama on 3

A Traveller's Guide to Paterson

Duration: 2 hours

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

Michael Symmons Roberts presents a drama-documentary exploring Paterson, New Jersey, the favoured city of and subject of an epic poem by William Carlos Williams. Show more

Contributors

William Carlos Williams:
Trevor White
Paterson:
Lou Hirsch
Robert Coles/Fred/Receptionist:
Louis Labovitch
The Passaic River:
Kate Harper
Marie/Mother of Sick Boy:
Pippa Bennett-Warner
Director:
Susan Roberts

Genres

The Headline Ballads

Episode 1: The Island, the Sea, the Volunteer and the Refugee

Duration: 45 minutes

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

As the refugee crisis in Greece subsides, poet Louise Wallwein responds to what she has seen and heard over the past year working as a volunteer on Kos. Show more

Contributors

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Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Mary Ann in Autumn

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Mary Ann has an unwelcome encounter with a presence from her past and Shawna is upset by Michael's revelation. From May 2016. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte in Babylon

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Charlotte arrives in London, excited to see George again and keen to take things further, however, his mother seems determined to keep them apart. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte in Babylon

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Charlotte Bronte arrives to an awkward reception at the Smith household. It seems her hosts are not at all pleased with their depiction in Charlotte's new novel Villette. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte in Babylon

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

After being accused of deceit by the publisher of Jane Eyre, Charlotte and Anne Bronte leave Haworth and rush down to London to put the matter right. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte in Babylon

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

After the death of her brother and sisters, Charlotte returns to London to face the critics of her second novel Shirley. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte in Babylon

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

When Charlotte Bronte's publisher George takes her on a whirlwind tour of London, she begins to question if pleasure is replacing business in their relationship. Show more

Drama

Missing Presumed Dead: The Odyssey

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

The struggle for survival is enormous, in a bid to return to the present day. Rework of Homer’s Odyssey starring Simon Dutton. Show more

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Significant Others

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Mary Ann and Brian's future has been decided. Faced with losing the steps, Mrs Madrigal resorts to chains. Stars Kate Harper. From July 2015. Show more

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Significant Others

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. 1980s San Francisco. Mrs Madrigal is tending her plants, Michael has found love again, and Brian and Mary Ann have moved up. Stars Kate Harper. From June 2015. Show more

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Mary Ann in Autumn

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Mary Ann returns to San Francisco with some big news to share with Michael. Starring Laurel Lefkow and Trevor White. From May 2016. Show more

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Mary Ann in Autumn

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Mary Anne takes some time out before her operation and Jake takes a chance on Jonah. Stars Laurel Lefkow and Fox Fisher. From May 2016. Show more

Book of the Week

The Letters of Sylvia Plath

Episode 2: November 1951 to December 1953

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lydia Wilson reads from the letters of Sylvia Plath, abridged for radio by Caitlin Crawford. In this edition, the Smith College years. Show more

Book of the Week

The Letters of Sylvia Plath

Episode 3: January 1954 to February 1955

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lydia Wilson reads from the letters of Sylvia Plath, abridged for radio by Caitlin Crawford. In this edition, convalescence to Cambridge University. Show more

Book of the Week

The Letters of Sylvia Plath

Episode 4: September 1955 to March 1956

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lydia Wilson reads from the letters of Sylvia Plath, abridged for radio by Caitlin Crawford. In this edition, Cambridge University to Richard Sassoon. Show more