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Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Anthony is writing about fish orders from his restaurant storeroom, when his colleague interrupts. Starring Michael Esper. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Nigel Slater - Eating for England

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Reflections for young Nigel. Celia Imrie and Julian Rhind Tutt star in an inventive adaptation of Nigel Slater's food memoir. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Heinrich Boll - The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A forensic insight into the corrosive impact of tabloid press journalism on one young woman. Stars Nicola Schossler. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Girl Called Jack

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jack meets one of Southend's few on-off vegetarians, while her Grandma despairs of her granddaughter ever settling down. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Girl Called Jack

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jack and Grandma clash, despite Jack's improving fortunes as her blog begins to earn her money. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Girl Called Jack

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jack is nominated for the Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Awards and invites her grandma to be her guest. Show more

Classic Serial

The Graduate

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. California in the summer of '63. Despite having the world at his feet, Benjamin is anxious. Stars Danny Mahoney and Sian Thomas. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Girl Called Jack

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Why Grandma is not talking to Jack, and why soda bread is her favourite recipe. Show more

Classic Serial

The Graduate

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Benjamin stops sleeping with Mrs Robinson but becomes obsessed with marrying her daughter. Stars Danny Mahoney and Sian Thomas. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Just a Girl: Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

A sleepover for Amy with new friends brings things to a head between her parents. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Just a Girl: Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Gary finally comes to terms with the hormone blockers, but Charlotte has shocking news for him. Show more

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. Charles Dickens's iconic story of love, revolution and redemption, updated and set in contemporary Aleppo and London. Show more

Contributors

Taghreed:
Fatima Adoum
Jarvis:
Phil Davis
Shwan Dahkurdi:
Khalid Abdalla
Dr Mahmoud:
Nadim Sawalha
Cameraman:
Shiv Grewal
Syrian Protestor:
Ahmed Aziz
Director:
Polly Thomas
Producer:
Gill Parry

Genres

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for years

Lina embarks on a desperate mission, while, Taghreed's obsessive need for revenge pushes her over the edge. Stars Fatima Adoum. Show more

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for years

Lina is reporting from Aleppo when Taghreed confronts her. Back in London, a dark family secret is revealed. Stars Lara Sawalha. Show more

Drama on 3

Is Your Love Better than Life?

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Could an Archbishop become an enemy of the state? An original drama by Frances Byrnes, set in a futuristic Britain, in which religion and politics clash. Show more

Contributors

Archbishop:
Don Gilet
Minister:
David Annen
Citizen:
Adam Rojko
Producer:
Polly Thomas
Director:
Polly Thomas

Genres

Drama on 3

Life in the Tomb

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

April de Angelis's dramatisation of one of the most celebrated and controversial pieces of 20th-century Greek literature, depicting WWI through the eyes of a Greek soldier. Show more

Contributors

Kostoulas:
Scott Arthur
General Balafras:
Nick Mercer
M'Chigilous:
Andrew Leung
Producer:
Polly Thomas
Director:
Polly Thomas

Genres

Drama on 3

Transformations

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Love, passion and change. Five stories from tales told in Ovid's Metamorphoses brought vividly to life in a new dramatisation. With a special introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate. Show more

Drama on 3

The Process

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Mark Ravenhill's updating of Franz Kafka's classic book The Trial, about one man's search for answers in an unnerving contemporary setting. Show more

Contributors

Joseph Kay:
Sam Troughton
Caroline/Emma:
Caroline Catz
Frank/Terry/John, an actor:
Joe Armstrong
Abi/Katy, an actor:
Hara Yannas
Jason/Bartle:
Lloyd Hutchinson
The Facilitator/Block:
Tony Gardner
Anne/Zoe:
Jo Joyner
O'Reilly:
Gaye Brown
Director:
Polly Thomas
Producer:
Polly Thomas

Genres

Drama on 3

Oedipus the King

Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes

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

Christopher Eccleston stars in Anthony Burgess's adaptation of the great tragedy of Oedipus. A radio debut co-starring Fiona Shaw, Don Warrington and Adjoa Andoh. Show more

Contributors

Jocasta:
Adjoa Andoh
First Elder:
John Shrapnel
Second Elder/Tiresias:
Fiona Shaw
Third Elder/Shepherd:
Vincent Ebrahim
Other Eoder/Messenger/Officer:
Darrell D' Silva
Other child:
Tess Robinson
Other child:
Riley Nixon
Other child:
Eleanor Read
Other child:
Lucy Godson
Other child:
Billie Robinson
Producer:
Polly Thomas

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