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Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair

Series 3

Anthea's Round Robin

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anthea sends a round robin every Christmas, but this year’s news surprises even her. Starring Samantha Bond. From 2016. Show more

Drama

Paul Sellar - The Gold Killing

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. When Joe Stein invests Russian money in a goldmine he sets off a series of murders. Thriller starring Robert Glenister. Show more

Contributors

The Marquess:
Pip Torrens
Tony Bollom:
David Hounslow
George:
Obi Abili
The Countess:
Rhiannon Neads
Sidney Green:
Stephen Critchlow
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama

Paul Sellar - The Gold Killing

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Boxer turned businessman Joe finds himself in the biggest fight of his life - to stay alive. Thriller starring Robert Glenister. Show more

Contributors

The Marquess:
Pip Torrens
Tony Bollom:
David Hounslow
George:
Obi Abili
Father Dubaku:
Obi Abili
DI Hume:
Danny Sapani
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

How does Martin now feel about his own mistress, and why does Honor, insist on passing judgement? Stars Helen Schlesinger. Show more

A Charles Paris Mystery

A Decent Interval

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Charles suspects foul play when the TV reality star playing Hamlet is severely injured. Who will be next? Stars Bill Nighy. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Lunch

Episode 1: The Old 5:2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After a summer that saw economist Bill retreat to Connecticut to stop his son dealing drugs, he is back in London and eager to catch up with bohemian Bella. Show more

Classic Serial

Evelyn Waugh - Sword of Honour

Episode 5: Unconditional Surrender

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Guy Crouchback starts to lose his idealism about the war. Waugh's satirical masterpiece stars Paul Ready and Tim Pigott-Smith. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tim McInnerny
Guy Crouchback:
Paul Ready
Virginia:
Lydia Leonard
Arthur Box-Bender:
Robert Daws
Ian Kilbannock:
Oliver Chris
Kirstie Kilbannock:
Polly Frame
Mr Crouchback:
Sean Murray
Ludovic:
Carl Prekopp
Julia Stitch:
Christine Kavanagh
Everard Spruce:
Harry Jardine
Major Tickeridge:
Michael Bertenshaw
Secretary:
Carys Eleri
Director:
Sally Avens
Adaptor:
Jeremy Front

Boswell's Lives

Series 1

Boswell's Life of Johnson

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Dr Johnson's celebrated biographer attempts to write about another famous Johnson – Boris. With Alistair McGowan. From May 2015. Show more

Contributors

James Boswell:
Miles Jupp
Boris Johnson:
Alistair McGowan
Writer:
Jon Canter
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Marcy Kahan - Lunch

Episode 1: Humiliation

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Stephen Mangan and Claire Skinner star in Marcy Kahan's comedy about two old flatmates who meet once a month for lunch. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Marcy Kahan - Lunch

Episode 4: Other People

Duration: 15 minutes

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

While Bella contemplates potential motherhood, Bill is having parental problems of his own. Stars Stephen Mangan and Claire Skinner. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Marcy Kahan - Lunch

Episode 5: The Whole Enchilada

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Bella has made some life-changing decisions, but Bill has an announcement of his own. Stars Stephen Mangan and Claire Skinner. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Hannah's mum unearths some revealing secrets in her daughter's recently vacated room. Stars Josie Lawrence. From 2016. Show more