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Drama on 3

Lorca's Rural Trilogy

Episode 3: Blood Wedding

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

By Federico Garcia Lorca. A meditation on fate, war, tradition, passion and repression, inspired by the true story of a fatal feud between two families in Almeria. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Ted Hughes
Mother of Bridegroom:
Barbara Flynn
Bridegroom/Woodcutter:
Carl Prekopp
Leonardo:
William Ash
Leonardo's Wife/Girl:
Andrea Riseborough
Father of Bride:
David Fleeshman
Beggar Woman/Neighbour:
Mary Cunningham
Servant/Mother-in-Law:
Ellie Haddington
Woodcutter:
Sam Curtis
Woodcutter:
Chris Hannon
Little Girl:
Daisy Jones
Composer:
Matthew Wood

Rudy's Rare Records

Series 3

"It's A Family Affair"

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Adam finds a bundle of long lost love letters addressed to his late Mum – not from his Dad. With Lenny Henry. From January 2011. Show more

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 1: A Late Van Just Glimpsed

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Preparations are underway for Mma Makutsi's wedding and Mma Ramotswe makes an unexpected ghostly sighting. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Housekeeper:
Janice Acquah
Woman by Road:
Adjoa Andoh
Shoe Shop Assistant:
Adjoa Andoh

Genres

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 2: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The ladies solve the case of the murdered cattle. Mma Makutsi is feeling anxious about her upcoming wedding to Phuti Radiphuti and an old friend comes to the rescue. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Housekeeper:
Janice Acquah
Mma Potokwani:
Janice Acquah
Fortitude Seleo:
Obi Abili
Priest:
Obi Abili
Phuti Radiphuti:
Jude Akuwudike

Genres

In the Club

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Drama following the lives of new mothers. When Diane leaves Rick on his own with a house full of babies, things go terribly wrong and their future is thrown into question. Show more

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

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

The Ones

Series 1 - 40 Minute Versions

Episode 1: The One Lenny Henry

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Lenny Henry showcases brand new stand-up combined with characters reprised from his early career and some new sketches. With Ronni Ancona, Omid Djalili and Peter Serafinowicz. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lenny Henry
TV Chef:
Omid Djalili
Mrs Johnson:
Ellen Thomas
Mr Sanderson:
Colin McFarlane
Swedish woman:
Carolin Stoltz
Young Sweet'n'Low:
Joshua Warner-Campbell
Swedish man:
Martin Wenner
Writer:
Kim Fuller
Executive Producer:
Geoff Posner
Director:
Geoff Posner
Production Manager:
Alison Passey

Genres

Foreign Bodies

Grain of Truth

Episode 2: The Body Is Lying

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Taut crime thriller by leading Polish writer Zygmunt Miloszewski, dramatised for radio by Mark Lawson. Wartime intrigue and modern politics mesh in a murder mystery. Show more

Contributors

Teodor Szacki:
Bryan Dick
Klara Dybus:
Rachel Austin
Leon Wilzcur:
David Fleeshman
Grzegorz Budnik:
David Crellin
Barbara Myszynska:
Claire Benedict
Jerzy Szyller:
Mark Solomon
Rabbi Zygmunt Maciejwski:
Mark Solomon
Radio News Reader:
Ursula Holden Gill
Monsignor Stanislaw:
Dan Carey
Adaptor:
Mark Lawson
Director:
Polly Thomas
Producer:
Polly Thomas

Foreign Bodies

Grain of Truth

Episode 1: The Blood Painting

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Taut crime thriller by leading Polish writer Zygmunt Miloszewski, dramatised for radio by Mark Lawson. Wartime intrigue and modern politics mesh in a murder mystery. Show more

Drama on 3

Lorca's Rural Trilogy

Episode 2: Yerma

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Told with poetic imagery and song, Lorca's powerful tale of a woman's desperate yearning for a child that leads her to murder. Show more

Contributors

Pagan Old Woman:
Annette Badland
Dolores' Neighbour:
Kate Layden
Washerwoman:
Deborah McAndrew
Washerwoman:
Fionnuala Dorrity
Washerwoman/Girl 1:
Liz Carter
Washerwoman/Female at the Pilgrimag:
Helen Longworth
Male at the Pilgrimage:
Kevin Harvey
Spanish Voice:
Anna Castineiras
Musician:
Tayo Akinbode
Musician:
Chris Cruiks

Genres

Waking the Dead

Series 9

Part 1: Conviction - Part 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Available for 6 months

Crime drama. When a missing medical student's DNA matches with that of an unidentified corpse found tortured and drowned years before, Boyd suspects a cover-up. Show more

Contributors

Det Supt Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr Eve Lockhart:
Tara Fitzgerald
DI Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Det Supt Sarah Cavendish:
Eva Birthistle
Lisbetta Barclay:
Claire Benedict
Gideon Barclay:
Don Warrington
Community Support Officer:
Karen Cogan
Karl Barclay:
Babatunde Aleshe
Mohammed:
Junade Khan
Gerald:
Rod Arthur
Jakob Barclay:
Ashley Chin
Probation Officer:
Jonathan Emmett
Carney:
Clive Wood
Nazeem:
Amber Agha
Director:
Tim Fywell
Producer:
Colin Wratten

Waking the Dead

Series 9

Part 2: Conviction - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Available for 6 months

Crime drama. Boyd needs Sarah's counter-terrorism expertise to help expose the state's involvement in Barclay's death, but the case amplifies her self-doubt. Show more

Contributors

Det Supt Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr Eve Lockhart:
Tara Fitzgerald
DI Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Det Supt Sarah Cavendish:
Eva Birthistle
Jakob Barclay:
Ashley Chin
Lisbetta Barclay:
Claire Benedict
Nazeem:
Amber Agha
Karl Barclay:
Babatunde Aleshe
Mohammed:
Junade Khan
Gideon Barclay:
Don Warrington
Carney:
Clive Wood
DAC Maureen Smith:
Elizabeth Rider
Director:
Tim Fywell
Producer:
Colin Wratten

Rudy's Rare Records

Series 3

"No Richie, No Cry"

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Adam and Rudy fill the gap left by Richie at University with salsa evening classes. Stars Lenny Henry From January 2011. Show more

Rudy's Rare Records

Series 3

Lights Out

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Rudy is determined to prove to his girlfriend Doreen that she's finally met her match. Stars Lenny Henry. From February 2011. Show more

Rudy's Rare Records

Series 3

Rudy's Rare Record

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

A rare record is found on a dusty shelf at the back of the shop. Stars Lenny Henry and Larrington Walker. From February 2011. 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 on 3

Document of Identity

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Wole Soyinka's semi-autobiographical drama, set during the regime of Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha and focusing on the plight of political asylum seekers in London. Show more

Contributors

Aigbo Ediale:
Paterson Joseph
Suulola Ediale:
Rakie Ayola
Talese Ediale:
Oluwawemimo Oleyana
Razaq Baniye:
Anthony Ofoegbu
Professor Saliu:
Patrice Naiambana
Oseoba Ediale:
Ehizogie Odigie
Mrs Bursley:
Brigit Forsyth
Mr Brecross:
Ron Berglas
Composer:
Juwon Ogungbe

Genres

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 1: A Man from a Far Place

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi receive a visit from an extremely important person - a hero of Botswana's only lady detectives. Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Fanwell:
Beru Tessema
Mma Potokwani:
Janice Acquah
Clovis Andersen:
Sam Dale
Mma Soleti:
Eleanor Crooks
Phuti Radiphuti:
Jude Akuwudike

Genres

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 2: The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A visiting detective helps the ladies uncover the truth at the Orphan Farm, and Mr JLB Matekoni seeks to clear Fanwell's name. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Mma Potokwani:
Janice Acquah
Fanwell:
Beru Tessema
Clovis Andersen:
Sam Dale
Mr Ditso Ditso:
Obi Abili
Secretary:
Adjoa Andoh
Magistrate:
Jude Akuwudike

Genres