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Drama

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The Fat Cattle Club

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi help a Canadian lady to face the truth about the past and save Mr Polopetsi from involvement in some dangerous dealings. Show more

Drama

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Precious and Grace

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi save Mr Polopetsi from involvement in some dangerous dealings and try to resolve the problem of Fanwell's dog. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Janice Acquah
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Mr Polopetsi:
Steve Toussaint
Mma Potokwani:
Sarah Niles
Violet Sephotho:
Sarah Niles
Susan Peters:
Barbara Barnes
Mma Rosie:
Eleanor Crooks
Neighbour:
Eleanor Crooks
Superintendant Bogosi:
Jude Akuwudike
The Baker:
Jude Akuwudike

Genres

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 1: An Exceptionally Wicked Lady

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Mma Ramostwe and Mma Makutsi face an old adversary, while a letter sets them a seemingly impossible task. Stars Janice Acquah. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Janice Acquah
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Oliver Maxwell:
Sam Dale
Mr Gaefale:
Jude Akuwudike
Mr Kereleng:
Maynard Eziashi
Violet Sephotho:
Anna Bengo
Mma Potokwani:
Adjoa Andoh
Reverend:
Babou Ceesay
Joe Bosilong:
Nyasha Hatendi

Genres

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jackie has some news about the death of Brian's daughter, while her rekindled relationship with Alex keeps being disturbed. The police may have been involved in the car crash. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jackie has found more evidence about the death of Brian's daughter, while some disturbing news emerges about Alex's past. Starring Meera Syal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A shocking truth emerges about the murder of Brian's daughter, while the cause of the joyrider's crash is finally understood. Starring Meera Syal. Show more

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 1: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Precious Ramotswe is about to get in over her head. She's got an important new client from the incomprehensible world of football, but she's without her loyal assistant Mma Makutsi. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Mma Potokwani:
Janice Acquah
Mr Molofololo:
Mo Sesay
Phuti Raduphuti:
Nyasha Hatendi
Rops Thobega:
Emmanuel Ighodaro
Violet Sepotho:
Anna Bengo

Genres

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 1: The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe

Duration: 45 minutes

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

New mother Mma Makutsi expands her business portfolio in an unexpected direction. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe meets a client with a problematic house guest. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mma Potokwani/Mrs:
Janice Acquah
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Phuti Radiphuti:
Jude Akuwudike
Mr Sengupta:
Kulvinder Ghir
Miss Rose:
Sudha Bhuchar

Genres

Drama

Reading Europe - France: Three Strong Women

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

When Norah's terrifying father calls, she is forced to leave her home in Paris and journey to Dakar. Secrets from the past and horrors from the present are unveiled. Show more

Book of the Week

Lloyd Bradley - Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As roots reggae is increasingly acclaimed by the 1970s UK music press, many black British teenagers find themselves drawn to the poppier sounds of lovers' rock. Show more

Book of the Week

Lloyd Bradley - Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Exploration of black music in the capital reaches the present, as jungle and garage pave the way for grime, a style which has crossed over into the mainstream. Show more

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 2: The Dish of Yesterday

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Mma Ramotswe decides to put her new intern on the case, while Mma Makutsi's distinctive approach to the restaurant business raises eyebrows. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mma Potokwani:
Janice Acquah
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Phuti Radiphuti:
Jude Akuwudike
Alice Bombwe:
Amaka Okafor
Mr Sengupta:
Kulvinder Ghir
Violet:
Anna Bengo

Genres

Book at Bedtime

10 Days

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It is the hottest summer on record and, when tensions rise with the temperature both in government and on the streets of London, the results will be fatal. Show more

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 2: Canoeing for Ladies

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Crocodiles, hippos and canoeing are among the dangers facing the ladies as they trace a safari guide. Stars Nadine Marshall. Show more

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 1: This Is Not a Rubbish Boy

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Mma Ramotswe has to come to terms with one of the most difficult situations that she has ever faced - taking a holiday. Show more

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 2: The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Mma Ramotswe is technically on holiday from the agency, but that does not stop her from stepping in to rescue an orphaned boy or from taking on an important case. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Karla has been kidnapped and rescued. The perpetrators seem to be connected to her husband, who may have stolen something belonging to them. It seems they will stop at nothing. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Karla agrees to assist the police to find out the truth about the man she married. Starring Meera Syal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Meera Syal returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Some joyriders have crashed their stolen car and died at the scene. But what caused the teenagers to rebel? Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jackie Hartwell (Meera Syal) continues to investigate the suspicious death of some joyriders while still helping Brian to come to terms with the untimely murder of his daughter. Show more