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Dangerous Visions

London Bridge

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

In Nick Perry's dark vision of the future, the River Thames has become a border separating the crime-free police state of North London from the lawless slum land of the South. Show more

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Home Front

30 December 1916 - Lester Reed

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, the Allies rejected the German peace proposals as 'less an offer of peace than a war manoeuvre', and in Tynemouth, Lester Reed stirs up the fighting spirit. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Dr Banks:
John Bowler
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 66: 26-30 December 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week in 1916 when Germany's peace offer was rejected by the Allies, Christmas week still brings some festive cheer to Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dr Banks:
John Bowler
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Pickpocket:
John Bowler
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Starring Paul Hilton and James Fleet. Pilgrim's quest for the Radiant Boy forces him to travel to the one place he has been forbidden to go. Show more

Home Front

10 January 1917 - JJ Saltz

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, 'The Silent Sentinels' began a suffrage protest outside the White House, which would last over two years, and in Tynemouth, Mr Saltz is feeling insubordinate. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Phyllis Lumley:
Christine Absolom
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Loomis:
Leon Scott
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Harmonica Guy:
Colin Guthrie

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 68: 9-13 January 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week, in 1917, when Sylvia Pankhurst was threatened with libel for reporting the conditions of female munitions workers, emotions run high for those at Marshall's factory. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Lumley:
Christine Absolom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Anthony Yates:
John Dougall
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Trevor Lamb:
Luke MacGregor
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Harmonica Guy:
Colin Guthrie

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15 Minute Drama

HighLites: Split Ends

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

An impending wedding looks like a great opportunity for Bev. The fact that her rival, Anton, has already secured the business is not likely to put her off. Show more

15 Minute Drama

HighLites: Split Ends

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Bev's plans to muscle in on the arrangements for Theresa and Nigel's wedding are moving forward. Show more

15 Minute Drama

HighLites: Split Ends

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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HighLites hairdressing salon looks to be expanding its business, but Bev's plans to muscle in on the arrangements for Theresa and Nigel's wedding hit a considerable obstacle. Show more

15 Minute Drama

HighLites: Split Ends

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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With the wedding just two days away, Harriet, the vicar, pops in for a trim. But she and Bev have very different ideas about the ceremony. Show more

15 Minute Drama

HighLites: Split Ends

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

It's been quite a week already for bride to be, Tess. Maybe a visit to HighLites is the last thing she needs. Show more

15 Minute Drama

HighLites: Wash and Blow

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Bev, the meanest hairdresser in Britain, and Shirl, the stupidest, head out to sea on a cruise round the Fjords. Bev sees it as a perfect opportunity for a bit of extra business. Show more

15 Minute Drama

HighLites: Wash and Blow

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

The cruise has been a good way to drum up a little illicit hairdressing business below deck. But it is not all going to be plain sailing. Show more

15 Minute Drama

HighLites: Wash and Blow

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

The pressure is on for Bev and Shirl - the business, the money, the talent contest and the missing pastry are occupying their minds. Show more

15 Minute Drama

HighLites: Wash and Blow

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

The pressure is mounting, but Bev is hoping to turn the visit of the head judge of the talent competition to her advantage. Show more

15 Minute Drama

HighLites: Wash and Blow

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

After a difficult week, Shirl has a lot on her mind and it looks like Bev is heading for a showdown. Show more

Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Series 5

Woolmere Walter

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Starring Paul Hilton and Michelle Terry. Pilgrim is forced assist an odd couple in their very unusual courtship. Show more

Saturday Drama

Mike Walker - Landfall

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Recovering ore from a mysterious planet, five misfits encounter a truly extraordinary intelligence. Stars Nicola Miles-Wilden. Show more

Contributors

Intaba:
Cyril Nri
Director:
Marc Beeby
Sound Designer:
Peter Ringrose
Sound Designer:
Colin Guthrie

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