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Publish and Be Damn'd: The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. The 19th-century courtesan has a new younger contender in her trail of rich and powerful lovers. Show more

Moll Flanders

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Can our 18th century heroine be saved from a certain fate at the Old Bailey? Stars Jessica Hynes and Ben Miles. Show more

Contributors

Moll Flanders:
Jessica Hynes
Daniel Defoe:
Ben Miles
Mother Midnight:
Alison Steadman
Gaoler:
Sean Baker
Merchant:
Jason Barnett
Court Clerk:
Tom Forrister
Apprentice:
Sam Rix
Adaptor:
Nick Perry

Drama on 3

Artist Descending a Staircase

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

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

A radio production of Tom Stoppard's comic tragedy about the meaning and purpose of life and art, starring Derek Jacobi and Ian McDiarmid. Show more

Contributors

Martello (older):
Geoffrey Whitehead
Beauchamp (older):
Derek Jacobi
Donner (older):
Ian McDiarmid
Beauchamp:
Blake Ritson
Director:
Gordon House

Genres

Drama on 3

Saint Joan, by George Bernard Shaw

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

An adaptation of Shaw's play dramatising the life and trials of Joan of Arc, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. Show more

Contributors

Joan (The Maid):
Lyndsey Marshal
Robert de Baudricourt/The Chaplain:
Paul Ritter
The Archbishop of Rheims:
Anton Lesser
The Duke of Tremouille/Inquisitor:
Sean Baker
Charles, the Dauphin/Charles VII:
Blake Ritson
Bluebeard/Brother Martin Ladvenu:
Nyasha Hatendi
Captain La Hire/John d'Estivet:
Daniel Rabin
Count of Dunois/de Poulengey:
Trystan Gravelle
The Earl of Warwick:
Jonathan Coy
Pierre Cauchon, Bishop of Beauvais:
Paul Hilton
Thomas de Courcelles:
Stuart McLoughlin
de Baudrincourt's Steward:
Brian Bowles
Dunois's Page:
Ryan Watson

HG Wells

The War of the Worlds

Part 1

Duration: 57 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Following strange sightings on the surface of Mars, martian ships arrive on Earth and mercilessly invade. Starring Blake Ritson. Show more

HG Wells

The War of the Worlds

Part 2

Duration: 57 minutes

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

The Martians continue their merciless invasion, transforming the landscape and decimating the population. Stars Blake Ritson. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama based on the bestselling Victorian-set novel by Michel Faber. William Rackham, tormented by debt and an unstable wife, finds solace in young prostitute Sugar. Show more

Contributors

William Rackham:
Chris O'Dowd
Mrs Agnes Rackham:
Amanda Hale
Mrs Castaway:
Gillian Anderson
Mrs Emmeline Fox:
Shirley Henderson
Doctor Curlew:
Richard E. Grant
Christopher:
James Willson
Colonel Leek:
Alan Williams
Elizabeth:
Lydia Wilson
Lady Constance Bridgelow:
Elizabeth Berrington
Henry Rackham Junior:
Mark Gatiss
Henry Rackham Senior:
Tom Georgeson
Caroline:
Liz White
Amateur Photographer:
Patrick Brennan
Fireside Whore 1:
Maimie McCoy
Fireside Whore 2:
Sarah Ridgeway
Fireside Whore 3:
Izabella Urbanowicz
Young Prostitute:
Jessica Pyatt
Producer:
Greg Dummett
Director:
Marc Munden

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama based on the bestselling Victorian-set novel by Michel Faber. Seduced by her charms, William moves Sugar out of Mrs Castaway's brothel and into her own flat in Marylebone. Show more

Contributors

William Rackham:
Chris O'Dowd
Mrs Agnes Rackham:
Amanda Hale
Mrs Castaway:
Gillian Anderson
Mrs Emmeline Fox:
Shirley Henderson
Henry Rackham Junior:
Mark Gatiss
Doctor Curlew:
Richard E. Grant
Mrs Amphlett:
Camilla Rutherford
Christopher:
James Willson
Henry Rackham Senior:
Tom Georgeson
Caroline:
Liz White
Colonel Leek:
Alan Williams
Lady Constance Bridgelow:
Elizabeth Berrington
Lady So and So:
Susan Kyd
Twinkly Old Lady:
Gabrielle Hamilton
Sophie Rackham:
Isla Watt
Miss Beatrice Cleave:
Wendy Nottingham
Producer:
Greg Dummett
Director:
Marc Munden

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama based on the best-selling Victorian-set novel by Michel Faber. Sugar finds Agnes' condition to have deteriorated, and makes a promise to help her before it is too late. Show more

Contributors

William Rackham:
Chris O'Dowd
Mrs Agnes Rackham:
Amanda Hale
Mrs Emmeline Fox:
Shirley Henderson
Doctor Curlew:
Richard E. Grant
Lady Constance Bridgelow:
Elizabeth Berrington
Sophie Rackham:
Isla Watt
Miss Beatrice Cleave:
Wendy Nottingham
Lord Watson:
Peter Cellier
Henry Rackham Senior:
Tom Georgeson
Christopher:
James Willson
Mean Prostitute:
Moya Brady
Producer:
Greg Dummett
Director:
Marc Munden

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series based on the bestselling Victorian-set novel by Michel Faber. As Sugar's bond with Sophie grows stronger, her relationship with William becomes more troubled. Show more

Contributors

William Rackham:
Chris O'Dowd
Mrs Agnes Rackham:
Amanda Hale
Mrs Emmeline Fox:
Shirley Henderson
Doctor Curlew:
Richard E. Grant
Lady Constance Bridgelow:
Elizabeth Berrington
Sophie Rackham:
Isla Watt
Police Officer:
Ben Bishop
Jennifer Pierce:
Rosie Cavaliero
Caroline:
Liz White
New Governess:
Mary Roscoe
Colonel Leek:
Alan Williams
Fireside Prostitute 1:
Maimie McCoy
Fireside Prostitute 2:
Sarah Ridgeway
Fireside Prostitute 3:
Izabella Urbanowicz
Producer:
Greg Dummett
Director:
Marc Munden

Saturday Drama

Vincent Price and the Horror of the English Blood Beast

Duration: 1 hour

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

By Matthew Broughton. A light-hearted look behind the scenes of the making of classic British film Witchfinder General. Show more

Contributors

Vincent Price:
Nickolas Grace
Tony Tenser:
Kenneth Cranham
Michael Reeves:
Blake Ritson
Philip Waddilove:
Richard Nichols
Ian Ogilvy:
Gareth Pierce
Director:
Sam Hoyle
Producer:
Sam Hoyle

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Small House at Allington

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The arrival of the handsome Adolphus Crosbie causes quite a stir at Allington, especially with Lily Dale, who lives at the Small House due to the benevolence of her rich uncle. Show more

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Small House at Allington

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Adolphus Crosbie is determined to enjoy all the pleasures of high society, including the attentions of Lady Alexandrina, during his stay at Courcy Castle. Show more

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Small House at Allington

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

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

Crosbie begins to understand what he’s marrying into as preparations for his wedding move apace. Stars Scarlett Alice Johnston. From January 2015. Show more

Garrow's Law

Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

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

Legal drama set in the late 18th century. A vicious riot erupts on polling day in Westminster. As the crowd parts, an old man lies on the ground, brutally clubbed to death. Show more

Contributors

William Garrow:
Andrew Buchan
Lady Sarah Hill:
Lyndsey Marshal
Sir Arthur Hill:
Rupert Graves
Silvester:
Aidan McArdle
Judge Buller:
Michael Culkin
Lord Melville:
Stephen Boxer
George Pinnock:
Harry Melling
Hubert Nicholson:
Nyasha Hatendi
Sir Sampson Wright:
Richard Cordery
Joshua Gilmore:
Jordan Young
Miss Casson:
Sophie Rundle
Director:
Bryn Higgins
Producer:
Nick Pitt
Richard Lucas:
Cal MacAninch
Charles Fox:
Blake Ritson

Short Works

BBC National Short Story Award 2017

Some Trick with Elastic

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A man walks into a bar in evening dress, hands waving in the air. But it is all too much for the bartender. By last year's winner, KJ Orr. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Land's End to John O'Groats

Episode 2: Scrumpy Jack

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The series exploring the 20th-century through journals and correspondence. George Allen's 1904 diary of his record-attempting walk, freely adapted by Stephen Wakelam. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Land's End to John O'Groats

Episode 3: Beating the Book

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The series exploring the 20th-century through journals and correspondence. George Allen's 1904 diary of his record-attempting walk, freely adapted by Stephen Wakelam. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Land's End to John O'Groats

Episode 4: Shap Fell

Duration: 15 minutes

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

George Allen's 1904 diary of his record-attempting walk, freely adapted by Stephen Wakelam. It is day ten, and the terrain, weather and inner doubts are challenging. Show more

Dangerous Visions

Ed Harris - Billions

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A tale of love and deception where Mark finds a replacement wife has been provided by her insurance company. Stars Blake Ritson. Show more