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Red and Blue

Episode 3: Alive

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Ex-military wargamer Bradley Shoreham is challenging a flood defence team's methods. The unexpected forces him to rewrite his game plan. Show more

Contributors

Bradley Shoreham:
Tim Woodward
Alessandra Pacetti:
Sara Kestelman
Billy Tait:
Neil Grainger
Director:
Gemma Jenkins

Genres

Drama

Red and Blue

Episode 2: Hazard

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Wargame exercise writer Bradley Shoreham is hired to stress test the emergency services. His divide and rule tactics soon provoke hostility. Show more

Contributors

Bradley Shoreham:
Tim Woodward
Alessandra Pacetti:
Sara Kestelman
Harry Douglas:
David Hounslow
Katie Wilson:
Jane Slavin
Alan Myerson:
Stephen Critchlow
Claire Patterson:
Christine Kavanagh
Actor:
Sam Dale
Director:
Gemma Jenkins

Genres

Drama

Bearing Witness

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In Philip Palmer's legal drama, a lawyer working at The Hague is challenged by the moral and legal ambiguities of international law, as he defends a man accused of war crimes. Show more

Contributors

Anthony Macdonald:
Mark Bonnar
Judge Crowley:
Liza Sadovy
Judge Krause:
Robert Blythe
Judge Hancock:
Paul Stonehouse

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Red and Blue

Episode 2: Ransomware

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A City hedge fund hires Shoreham to test its networks in a planned exercise, and he is determined to demonstrate how a multi-million pound business can be brought to its knees. Show more

Contributors

Bradley Shoreham:
Tim Woodward
Malcolm Pemberley:
Michael Bertenshaw
Andrea Harwood:
Lydia Leonard
Danny Webber:
Matthew Watson
Geoff Butcher:
David Seddon
Melissa Ryan:
Philippa Stanton
IT Analyst:
Ben Crowe
Senior Manager:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Drama

Red and Blue

Episode 1: Sacrifice

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Shoreham's latest training scenario places Yorkshire at the centre of a global pandemic alert. Its credibility rests on the successful recruitment of the formidable Dr Hoffman. Show more

Contributors

Bradley Shoreham:
Tim Woodward
Alicia Hoffman:
Harriet Walter
Director:
Toby Swift
Producer:
Toby Swift

Genres

Saturday Drama

Winter Exercise

Duration: 1 hour

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

Nuclear war looms over Britain in this docudrama based on a recently released Cabinet Office document from 1981. David Aaronovitch guides us through this chilling wargame. Show more

Contributors

Prime Minister:
Tim Woodward
Foreign Secretary:
Thomas Wheatley
Home Secretary:
Simon Treves
Defence Secretary:
Steve Toussaint
Chair, Joint Intelligence Committee:
John Norton
Scottish Secretary:
Sean Murray
Chief of Defence Staff:
David Seddon
Director:
Toby Swift
Producer:
Phil Tinline

Genres

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Philip Palmer's drama reveals the true story of Mr C, the extraordinary character whose legal case changed the relationship between doctors and patients forever. Show more

Contributors

Harold ('Mr C'):
Louis Mahoney
Mr Peter Rutter:
David Seddon
Dr Chandra Ghosh:
Shaheen Khan
Lucy Scott-Moncrieff:
Priyanga Burford
Dr Nigel Eastman:
Michael Bertenshaw
Mr Archer:
John Norton
Mr Justice Thorpe:
Sean Murray

Duration: 58 minutes

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

When Harry is convicted of a brutal murder, his obsession with violent virtual reality is blamed. A dark thriller about sex, violence and the illicit underbelly of the internet. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama

Red and Blue

Episode 3: Shadow

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Wargame exercise writer Bradley Shoreham is wreaking havoc as part of a major safety drill on a North Sea oil rig. Tim Woodward stars in Philip Palmer's drama series. Show more

Contributors

Bradley Shoreham:
Tom Woodward
Tom Wilson:
Liam Brennan
Claire Patterson:
Christine Kavanagh
Interrogator:
Ben Crowe
Director:
Toby Swift

Genres

Drama

The Hatton Garden Heist

Duration: 1 hour

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

The extraordinary story of the audacious robbery and the myths that surround it. Starring Peter Wight and Andy Linden. Show more

Drama

Keeping the Wolf Out

Episode 1: The Wolf

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

A former secret policeman has been found murdered. Bertalan Lazar, a special investigator in Hungary during the Cold War, is assigned to the case. By Philip Palmer. Show more

Contributors

Bertalan Lazar:
Leo Bill
Franciska Lazar:
Clare Corbett
Tibor Farkas:
Andy Linden
Mrs Kovacs:
Susan Jameson
Bela Fekete:
Sargon Yelda
Kitchen Porter:
Richard Pepple
Police Officer:
Sam Rix
Director:
Toby Swift

Genres

Drama

Keeping the Wolf Out

Episode 2: The Old Days

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Murder most foul lies at the heart of a new case for Investigator Lazar of the Hungarian Police. Philip Palmer's crime drama is set in Communist Hungary in 1963. Stars Leo Bill. Show more

Contributors

Bertalan Lazar:
Leo Bill
Franciska Lazar:
Clare Corbett
Tibor Farkas:
Andy Linden
Bela Fekete:
Sargon Yelda
Csaba:
Sam Rix
Lilien Racz:
Adie Allen
Director:
Toby Swift

Genres

Drama

Keeping the Wolf Out

Behind the Wall

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Detective drama. Leo Bill stars as Bertalan Lazar, a special investigator in Hungary during the Cold War. A seemingly routine case puts Lazar's career on the line. By Philip Palmer Show more

Contributors

Bertalan Lazar:
Leo Bill
Franciska Lazar:
Clare Corbett
Tibor Farkas:
Andy Linden
Milton Szilard:
Philip Fox
Kristof Szep:
Samuel James
Mr Kiraly:
Robert Blythe
Violinist:
Simon Ludders
Director:
Toby Swift

Genres

Drama

Keeping the Wolf Out

Waiting by the River

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

A deadly cat-and-mouse game continues in this crime drama set in communist Hungary in 1963. By Philip Palmer. Show more

Contributors

Bertalan Lazar:
Leo Bill
Franciska Lazar:
Clare Corbett
Tibor Farkas:
Andy Linden
Director:
Toby Swift

Genres

Drama

Keeping the Wolf Out

Heroes

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Six young men lie dead. Investigator Lazar uncovers dark secrets in Budapest at the height of the Cold War. Crime drama by Philip Palmer. Show more

Contributors

Bertalan Lazar:
Leo Bill
Franciska Lazar:
Clare Corbett
Tibor Farkas:
Andy Linden
Rihard Miklos:
Shaun Mason
Kristof Szep:
Samuel James
Mr Kiraly:
Robert Blythe
Police Officer:
Simon Ludders
Stenographer:
Kerry Gooderson
Director:
Toby Swift

Genres

Defoe

Defoe: Merchant, Writer, Convict, Spy

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Ben Miles is Daniel Defoe in Philip Palmer's drama about the great writer's earlier years, when he was a hack, political meddler, spy, as well as inmate at Newgate gaol. Show more

Contributors

Daniel Defoe:
Ben Miles
Mary Defoe:
Niamh Cusack
Robert Harley:
Pip Torrens

Genres

Brand

Defoe

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sci-fi drama by Philip Palmer. On his return from Mars, astronaut Kadian Giametti wakes up in quarantine. Slowly he discovers that the world outside has changed beyond recognition. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama

Red and Blue

Episode 1: The Futurist

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Wargame exercise writer Bradley Shoreham is hired to help 'turn the world into a better place'. Philip Palmer's drama series finds Shoreham facing his biggest challenge yet. Show more

Contributors

Bradley Shoreham:
Tim Woodward
Alessandra Pacetti:
Sara Kestelman
Mark Longham:
Jonathan Bailey
Director:
Toby Swift

Genres

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Philip Palmer. Lucian has a vocabulary that is limited to 1,500 words, but Clara wants to teach him those that are forbidden. A dystopian love story about the power of language. Show more

Test Case

Bournewood

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Drama by Sasha Hails telling the true story of H, and his life at Bournewood Hospital. H did not object to his residential care. Or did he? Show more

Contributors

"Mrs E":
Adie Allen
Robert Robinson:
Peter Hamilton Dyer
Ailsa Flinders:
Sanchia McCormack
Dr Manjubhashini:
Sudha Bhuchar
Driver:
Philip Fox
Careworker:
Julie Teal
Careworker:
Kerry Gooderson
Colleague:
Sarah Ridgeway