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Original British Dramatists

Episode 7: Magpie

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Lee Mattinson's comedy drama inspired by his first full-time job. Lance aspires to a dull nine-to-five in favour of his hunger for metal, but can he ever live the life he wants? Show more

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When Last I Saw You

Duration: 45 minutes

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

When Last I Saw You: Psychological thriller by Peter Whalley. Jane says she has found the man who violently attacked her five years ago. But he denies it. Show more

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Dangerous Visions

Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb Omnibus

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Made for 4 Extra. Jane Rogers dramatises her award-winning dystopian novel about a teenage girl who decides to save humanity.

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Love Me Tender

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Ian McMillan. Comedy verse drama about a radio producer who makes a documentary about trainspotters. All the characters speak in different verse forms. Show more

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79 Birthdays

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Poet Michael Symmons Roberts tells the story of Jimmy's life through 79 birthdays watched with Leila, his guardian angel. Inspired by the average male lifespan. Show more

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Stone

Series 5

Episode 4: Progress

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

By Alex Ganley. When the proprietor of a rundown garden centre is murdered, DCI Stone wrestles to find a motive, and his investigation leads him into dangerous territory. Show more

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DCI John Stone:
Hugo Speer
DI Mike Tanner:
Craig Cheetham
DS Sue Kelly:
Deborah McAndrew
Ted Lennon:
Steve Evets
McCaffrey:
Conrad Nelson
Bernice:
Kate Coogan
Barrington:
Graeme Hawley

Stone

Series 4

Episode 1: Something to Do

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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By Martin Jameson. When a young boy is discovered badly injured and left for dead, DCI Stone is shocked and disturbed by what the investigation uncovers. Show more

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Drama

Who Cares?

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Peter Mills. Social worker Phil has fallen in love with his client. But when a violent act against the client's child is reported, a darker, mysterious tale develops. Show more

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Phil Morlidge:
Jason Done
Lisa Hughes:
Natalie Gavin
Helen Evans:
Kate Coogan
Nathan Hughes:
Callum King Chadwick
Child Protection Worker:
Morag Siller
Alison Goodall:
Morag Siller
DC Woodroffe:
Henry Devas
James Sanderson:
Henry Devas

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Ian Kershaw - Lost and Found

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Tender and humorous play about an elderly man and his relationship with his middle-aged daughter. Stars Tom Courtenay. From December 2013. Show more

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Original British Dramatists

Episode 4: Art, Artefacts and Angels

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Phil Marley. Comedy about the trials and tribulations of a modern museum. A cash-strapped museum has a real draw in the famous Russian bog body the Angel of Archangelsk. Show more

Drama on 3

Lorca's Rural Trilogy

Episode 1: The House of Bernarda Alba

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

By Federico Garcia Lorca. Tragic drama about the familial passions and tensions that arise after a tyrannical matriarch imposes a long period of mourning on her daughters. Show more

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Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Elephants All the Way Up by Lavinia Murray

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Harper is a simple soul but his life is complicated. Then the ground starts to shift - literally. Stars Graeme Hawley. Show more

Blood, Sex and Money by Emile Zola

Season 1 - Blood

Animals

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

Animals by Dan Rebellato inspired by Zola's Rougon-Macquart Series. Dide's son Pierre siphons off her fortune and her grandson, Silvère, runs away to join the republican uprising. Show more

Jimmy McGovern's Moving On

Series 3

Episode 4: Donor

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Contemporary drama. Party girl Christina's biological clock is ticking. But when her boyfriend reveals himself to be infertile, could her gay best friend provide the answer? Show more

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Christina:
Sally Phillips
Executive Producer:
Jimmy McGovern
Producer:
Colin McKeown
Executive Producer:
Colin McKeown
Director:
Ian Barber
Old Woman Singer:
Pam Shaw

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Michael Stewart - Dead Man's Suit

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. When a strange loner buys a suit in a charity shop, it changes his life. Black, supernatural comedy starring Jeremy Swift. Show more

Brief Lives

Series 10

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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Frank Twist and Sarah Gold return as Manchester's favourite legal eagles. Show more

Brief Lives

Series 9

Episode 3

Duration: 44 minutes

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

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Sarah is called in to defend a music teacher who has had an unlawful relationship with a student. Show more

Brief Lives

Series 8

Episode 4

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

A teenager is arrested for the suspected murder of his friend. Frank discovers that the case is not as straightforward as it seems. They are both the sons of senior policemen. Show more

All at Sea

Series 1

Episode 8: Piano

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 9 months

Children's series. Charlie's parents think he is having piano lessons, unaware that he goes to the cinema instead. What will he do about the impending piano exam? Show more

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The Third Pill

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

By James O'Neill. A comedy about finding the elixir of youth. Greg works in children's publishing but feels middle-aged and out of touch. Then something pops up on his computer. Show more

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