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15 Minute Drama

How to Write a Novel in a Week

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Everyone has a novel locked inside of them and painter and decorator Jim discovers the key. Comedy drama by Tony Grounds. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How to Write a Novel in a Week

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Jim has been struck by lightning. Literarily, or so he thinks. Realising that everyone has a novel locked inside of them, he has miraculously discovered the key. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How to Write a Novel in a Week

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Jim has devoted the week to creating his very own novel. Midway through, he realises that he must also win back his wife. Can he kill two birds with one stone? Show more

15 Minute Drama

How to Write a Novel in a Week

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Jim's mother Iris has gone missing after revealing a closely-guarded secret. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How to Write a Novel in a Week

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

With time running out, will Jim find a way of drawing on the turbulence of family life to salvage his idea for a novel? Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 2

Episode 15: Why Parrot Can't Keep a Secret

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Parrot cannot open his beak, until one day when he sees a beast steal Lion's mane. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Jo Baker - Longbourn

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

James has left without saying goodbye, causing distress for Sarah and Mrs Hill. Pride & Prejudice from the servants' perspective, read by Sophie Thompson. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Jo Baker - Longbourn

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sarah still has had no word from James, but the Bennet daughters have good news. Pride & Prejudice from the servants' perspective, read by Sophie Thompson.

15 Minute Drama

China Girl

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It is 1997, and Naomi and Nick have almost given up the idea of having a child. A chance encounter with someone who is adopting sets Nick thinking that perhaps they might do it. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

As the Vic re-opens it looks like Pat may have got one over on Peggy by offering a service you just can't get in the Vic. Ian discovers Jane has been living a lie.

Contributors

Dawn Swann:
Kara Tointon
Dr May Wright:
Amanda Drew
Rob Minter:
Stuart Laing
Bradley Branning:
Charlie Clements
Stacey Slater:
Lacey Turner
Stella Crawford:
Sophie Thompson
Producer:
Paul Annett

Saturday Drama

CS Forester's London Noir

The Pursued

Duration: 1 hour

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

1935, Peckham: Revenge becomes an obsession for an elderly lady when her daughter is found dead. Starring Sophie Thompson. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Ben suffers when he takes Stella's advice. Nearly losing Dawn prompts Rob to realise how he really feels. Family commitments put pressure on Max and Stacey's relationship.

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Episode 1: The Letter

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Queenie Hennessy reveals the shocking and beautiful truth of her life - in a long, complicated letter, a love song to the man she loves. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

The Arrival

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Queenie’s waiting but running out of time. She reveals why she has hidden from Harold for over 20 years. Stars Paul Venables. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Poems

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Harold has been walking for 40 days. Did David steal the poems and will Queenie’s secret be revealed? Stars Sophie Thompson. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Feelgood comedy about loved-up couple Dan and Lisa, set in Bristol. Dan brings new girlfriend Lisa home to meet the family at Christmas, but there are unexpected consequences. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Sitcom pilot. William always knew he was destined to be a juror but he never imagined that when the day finally came, he would land the mother of all jury gigs - a murder trial. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Big Talk Productions
Director:
Ben Taylor
Producer:
Josh Cole
Executive Producer:
Kenton Allen
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar
Mr Martin:
David Schaal
Judge Henman:
Maggie Steed
Courtroom Artist:
Alexander Kirk
Bradley the Lawyer:
Michael Higgs
Darren the Defendant:
Ricky Champ

Detectorists

Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 3 months

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. Just as they're losing their farm, Lance and Andy start finding good stuff. But old enemies are sniffing around. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 2

Episode 13: Why Aardvark Has a Sticky Tongue

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Aardvark did not used to have a sticky tongue, until he got it stuck in the honey log. Show more

Detectorists

Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 3 months

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. Lance is obsessed with finding the thief that stole his gold, while Andy's lies are catching up with him. Show more