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With Great Pleasure

Dame Katherine Grainger

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Britain's most decorated female Olympian, rower Katherine Grainger, shares the pieces of writing that mean most to her with the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A dark and delicious foray into novelist Angela Carter's extraordinary life, narrated by Sally Phillips. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Maureen Lipman
Participant:
Kelly Macdonald
Participant:
Laura Fraser
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Director:
Jude Ho
Producer:
Jude Ho
Young Angela:
Hattie Morahan

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Richard is alarmed to find that Uljabaan has commandeered six allotments for an experiment. With Peter Davison. From 2014. Show more

Book of the Week

Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

An extensive and affectionate exploration of the life of Anthony Powell, author of the cycle of novels A Dance to the Music of Time, an undisputed classic of English literature. Show more

Dangerous Visions

The Drowned World

Duration: 58 minutes

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

JG Ballard's story of a scientific mission surveying drowned cities. This is a future where the Earth's atmosphere, and human consciousness, has eroded. Adapted by Graham White. Show more

Contributors

Strangman:
Tim McInnerny
Colonel Riggs:
Robert Blythe
Dr Alan Bryant:
Paul Stonehouse
Lieutenant Hardman:
Ben Crowe
Caesar:
Don Gilet
Writer:
JG Ballard
Adaptor:
Graham White

Genres

Duration: 25 minutes

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

The computer catches a very common virus making the invasion seem doomed in more ways than one. With Hattie Morahan. From 2014. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Lucy’s parents think she is wasting her life as part of the resistance and want to take action. With Hannah Murray. From 2014. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 2Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

The Geonin alien invaders are challenged to a village cricket match. Stars Hattie Morahan and Julian Rhind-Tutt. From March 2013. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 2Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Cunning Kat helps Uljabaan bowdlerise Earth literature for a post-invasion education programme. Stars Hattie Morahan. From 2013. Show more

The Outcast

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Coming-of-age drama based on the novel by Sadie Jones. In the second of two parts, a young man returns home from prison determined to make amends for his past. Show more

Contributors

Lewis Aldridge:
George MacKay
Tamsin Carmichael:
Daisy Bevan
Alice Aldridge:
Jessica Brown Findlay
Lewis Aldridge:
Finn Elliot
Gilbert Aldridge:
Greg Wise
Elizabeth Aldridge:
Hattie Morahan
Dicky Carmichael:
Nathaniel Parker
Kit Carmichael:
Jessica Barden
Claire Carmichael:
Helen Bradbury
Mr Phillips:
Jeff Rawle
Hilary Johnson:
Katy Maw
Anne Rawlins:
Abigail Cruttenden
Ed Rawlins:
Hubert Burton
Fred Johnson:
Theo Cowan
Dr Straechen:
Julian Wadham
Jazz Singer:
Zara MacFarlane
Constable Wilson:
Oliver Gilbert
Producer:
Celia Duval
Director:
Ian Softley
Production Company:
Blueprint Pictures Limited

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Framley Parsonage

Episode 3: A Gift of Fire

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Miss Dunstable holds a party while Lord Lufton, rejected by Lucy, finally returns from his fishing trip. Stars Hattie Morahan. Show more

Riot Girls

The Life and Loves of a She Devil

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

By Fay Weldon, adapted by Joy Wilkinson. A darkly comic fairy tale about revenge, sex and power. A wronged woman plans diabolical punishments for her husband and his mistress. Show more

Contributors

Mary Fisher:
Lyndsey Marshal
Nurse Hopkins:
Rosie Cavaliero
Mrs Fisher:
Susan Jameson
Andy:
Leo Wan
Insurance Man:
Gerard McDermott
Mrs Trumper:
Debra Baker
Elsie Flower:
Katie Redford
Girl in Job Centre:
Rebecca Hamilton
Author:
Fay Weldon

Genres

Cries of London

Episode 1: The Tyburn Jig

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Katy Darby. Sarah Middleton witnesses her husband's final journey from Newgate to the gallows at Tyburn Tree, but the sight provokes some surprising emotions. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Formats

Book at Bedtime

Sarah Hall - The Wolf Border

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Why is an eccentric Earl planning to reintroduce wolves to Cumbria? Hattie Morahan reads this tale of family, power and love. Show more

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Dr Thorne

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Frank's parents are horrified when he proposes to the poor Mary. To save the estate, he must marry for money. Stars Iain Glenn. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Dr Thorne:
Iain Glen
Frank Gresham:
Douglas Booth
Roger Scratcherd:
Ron Cook
Lady Scratcherd:
Liza Tarbuck
Lady Arabella:
Pippa Haywood
Squire Gresham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Miss Dunstable:
Hattie Morahan
Revered Oriel:
Nick Haverson
Patience Oriel:
Jaimi Barbakoff
George de Courcy:
Wilf Scolding
Countess de Courcy:
Richenda Carey
Director:
Susan Roberts

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Uljabaan is determined to fail his annual inspection, but he will need help to make it work. With Hattie Morahan. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Katrina Lyons:
Hattie Morahan
Richard Lyons:
Peter Davison
Margaret Lyons:
Jan Francis
Lucy Alexander:
Hannah Murray
Field Commander Uljabaan:
Charles Edwards
The Computer:
John-Luke Roberts
Zone Commander Ravella:
Nina Sosanya
Producer:
Ed Morrish

Genres

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Loyalty cards are ruining plans and Richard's chances in the pub quiz. Can the pub landlord help? With Peter Davison. From 2014. Show more

Book of the Week

I Am, I Am, I Am

Episode 2: Cerebellum

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Memoir in which bestselling author Maggie O'Farrell recounts her life through a series of near-death experiences. Aged eight, she fell seriously ill after contracting encephalitis. Show more