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Tommies

25 May 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Mickey Bliss is in London, taking time out from signals training at Aldershot to look up an old friend, who might finance his much-needed overhearing device. By Michael Chaplin. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Robert de Tullio:
Patrick Kennedy
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Evadne Hopkins:
Clare Corbett
Amos Purkiss:
Carl Prekopp
Bonamy Lidderdale:
Clive Hayward
Minister:
David Cann
General Antrobus:
Robert Blythe
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

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Tommies

Tommies - Series 5

Episode 2: 18 November 1916

Duration: 45 minutes

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

It's the last day of the Battle of the Somme, and Signals Captain Mickey Bliss is back very close to where he started 141 days ago. From Nov 2016. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mickey Bliss:
Christopher Fox
Robert de Tullio:
Justin Salinger
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Captain Pilliner:
George Watkins
Sergeant Dixon:
Neil Grainger
Captain Stirling:
John Dougall
Gefreiter Goetsch:
Gunnar Cauthery
Corporal Hobart:
Luke MacGregor
Sapper Bretton:
Finlay Robertson
Artillery Bloke:
Nicholas Murchie
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

Tommies

14 June 1917

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Drama tracing one real day in the Great War. After the victory at Messines, are the Allies ready for the challenge of Ypres? From September 2017. Show more

Contributors

2nd Lieutenant Isambard Mortimer:
Samuel James
2nd Lieutenant Marc Mortimer:
Tom Forrister
Commentator:
Indira Varma
2nd Lieutenant Pirimi Pohe:
Tyler Read
MG Officer:
David Sturzaker
William Crean:
Harry McEntire
Timothy Spindlow:
Charlie Clements
Sergeant Reginald Bettsworth:
Simon Ludders
Captain MacNaughton:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

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Book at Bedtime

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Episode 8: The Interrogation Centre

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Arundhati Roy. Events unfold at the interrogation centre that leave Naga and Tilo unnerved. Read by Indira Varma. Show more

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Harold Pinter - Part Two: Celebration

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Film biography which explores the relationship between the public and private dimensions of the playwright and actor, following him at work over two years. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Harold Pinter
Participant:
Antonia Fraser
Participant:
Michael Billington
Participant:
Barry Foster
Participant:
John Pilger
Participant:
Lindsay Duncan
Participant:
Indira Varma

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Arena

Arena

One for the Road

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama in which Nicolas, who works as a torturer in an unnamed police state, interrogates three members of the same family. Harold Pinter acts in his own play. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Episode 15: Revathy

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Arundhati Roy. The residents of the graveyard's guest house receive a letter that brings unexpected news from the forest. Indira Varma and Emilio Doorgasingh read. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Episode 4: A New Guest

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Arundhati Roy. There is a new arrival at the Jannat Guest House, who shares a story that leaves Anjum with a sense of desolation. Read by Indira Varma. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Episode 11: A Choice

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In Arundhati Roy's powerful novel, Musa is forced to make an impossible choice in war-torn Kashmir. Indira Varma is the reader. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Episode 12: Babajaana - My Love

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In Arundhati Roy's arresting novel, it is autumn in Srinigar and on a lakeside houseboat there is love and lament. Indira Varma is the reader. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Episode 13: The Haircut

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Arundhati Roy. Tilo is woken suddenly, and a primordial punishment is called down. Indira Varma is the reader. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Episode 14: The Streets of Delhi

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In Arundhati Roy's kaleidoscopic novel, the residents of the Jannat Guest House undertake a boisterous car journey through Delhi's streets. Indira Varma is the reader. Show more

Tommies

10 November 1917

Duration: 44 minutes

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

From TE Lawrence and the Great Pyramid at Giza, to the Third Battle of Gaza. The war in 1917 is redrawing the Middle East. Stars Indira Varma and Lee Ross. From November 2017. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Zarbab Grewal:
Avin Shah
Pte Jack Bliss:
Antonio Aakeel
Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
Capt Christi Mansoor:
Narinder Samra
‘Nephthys’ Sha’arawi:
Lara Sawalha
Habib El-Mahdy:
Amir El-Masry
Huda Hosseini:
Nathalie Armin
Agatha Grey-Egerton:
Nathalie Armin
Insp Ibrahim Habachi:
Selva Rasalingam
TE Lawrence:
David Reakes
Corporal:
Gary Duncan
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

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Tommies

11 November 1917

Duration: 44 minutes

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

From TE Lawrence and the Great Pyramid at Giza to the Third Battle of Gaza. The war in 1917 is redrawing the Middle East. Stars Indira Varma and Lee Ross. From November 2017. Show more

Contributors

Capt Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Zarbab Grewal:
Avin Shah
Pte Jack Bliss:
Antonio Aakeel
Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
‘Nephthys’ Sha’arawi:
Lara Sawalha
Habib El-Mahdy:
Amir El-Masry
Huda Hosseini:
Nathalie Armin
Agatha Grey-Egerton:
Nathalie Armin
Insp Ibrahim Habachi:
Selva Rasalingam
Capt Lionel Larkin:
Clive Hayward
TE Lawrence:
David Reakes
Corporal:
Gary Duncan
Colonel:
Neil McCaul
Producer:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

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Tommies

27 April 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Under the constant threat of gas attack in La Brique, just north of Ypres, Mickey Bliss and his signals colleagues try to work out why the enemy are always one step ahead. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Pavan Jodha:
Rudi Dharmalingam
Ahmadullah Khan:
Danny Rahim
Pillow Wallah:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Leonie Vergeron:
Aurelie Amblard
Officer:
Damian Lynch
Gilbert Grosse:
Matthew Watson
Signaller:
Neet Mohan
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

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Tommies

2 December 1916

Duration: 45 minutes

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

British Indian Army soldiers discover the topsy-turvy world of a Turkish POW camp, in this story by Avin Shah. From December 2016. Show more

Contributors

Havildar Zarbab Grewal:
Avin Shah
Havildar Ahmadullah Khan:
Danny Rahim
Serdar Bey:
Philip Arditti
Corporal McCartney:
Bryan Dick
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Private Patterson:
Antonio Aakeel
Producer:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

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Drama on 3

The Home and the World

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Tanika Gupta's updating of Rabindranath Tagore's vivid and powerful novel about love, power and political awakening, which is given a contemporary British Muslim context. Show more

What Remains

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Drama. Struggling to adapt to retirement, Len finds himself drawn back to his investigation. With the help of Vidya, he discovers the house is reluctant to give up its secrets. Show more

Contributors

Len Harper:
David Threlfall
Joe Sellers:
David Bamber
Richard Webb:
Michael Colgan
Liz Fletcher:
Denise Gough
Melissa Young:
Jessica Gunning
Peggy Scott:
Victoria Hamilton
Kieron Moss:
Steven Mackintosh
Vidya Khan:
Amber Rose Revah
Michael Jenson:
Russell Tovey
Elaine Markham:
Indira Varma
Jerry Harper:
Daniel Godward
Alice Yapp:
Lisa Millett
Female Teacher:
Orlessa Altass
Alex Harper:
Marshall Baron
Director:
Coky Giedroyc