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Midnight's Children

Part 2: The Birth of a Nation

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Saleem is born on the stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947, at the exact moment of Partition. Show more

Contributors

Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
The Midwife:
Renu Brindle
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Harmonium Player:
Kiran Thakrar
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Part 1: The Perforated Sheet

Duration: 57 minutes

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

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India, an ambitious dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Aziz:
Meera Syal
Emerald:
Deeivya Meir
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
The Hummingbird:
Sagar Arya
Major Zulfikar:
Ace Bhatti
Ramram Seth:
Sagar Arya
The Girl:
Shreya Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Part 3: Snakes and Ladders

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Born at the moment of India's Partition, Saleem grows up in the care of two adoring mothers. Show more

Contributors

Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Mrs Ibrahim:
Rina Mahoney
Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Part 6: How Saleem Achieved Purity

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Salman Rushdie's prize-winning novel of love, history and magic, dramatised by Ayeesha Menon. The Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 changes Saleem's life forever. Starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Brigadier Iskander:
Selva Rasalingam
Sergeant Major Najmuddin:
Sagar Arya
Shaheed:
Ronny Jhutti
The Peasant:
Akbar Kurtha
Picture Singh:
Silas Carson
Parvati:
Aysha Kala
Young Shiva:
Nael Ameen
Young Parvati:
Nikita Mehta
Midnight’s Child:
Ahren Chadha
Midnight’s Child:
Shiven Shankar
Midnight’s Child:
Shreya Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Part 7: The Shadow of the Mosque

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic, dramatised by Ayeesha Menon. Saleem is reunited with the other Midnight's Children in terrifying circumstances. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The drama, based on true events, follows the days after bodies, thought to be those of Annette Nicholls and Paula Clenell, are discovered and the police close in on the murderer. Show more

Contributors

Rosemary Nicholls:
Sarah Lancashire
DCS Stewart Gull:
Ian Hart
Marie Alderton:
Juliet Aubrey
Annette Nicholls:
Eva Birthistle
Paula Clennell:
Natalie Press
Brian Tobin:
Sean Harris
Patrick Palmer:
David Bradley
Tom Stephens:
Joseph Mawle
DS Andy Henwood:
Adam Kotz
Isabella Clennell:
Kate Dickie
Alice Clennell:
Holliday Grainger
Rochelle:
Ruth Negga
Nat Cary:
Anton Lesser
Anneli Alderton:
Jaime Winstone
DCI John Quinton:
Christopher Fairbank
Stacey Nicholls:
Vicky McClure
PC Janet Humphrey:
Lisa Millett
DCI Dave Skevington:
Andy Gathergood
ACC Jacqui Cheer:
Jo McInnes
Annette's Father:
Roland Oliver
DS Roy Lambert:
Geoff Bell
Michael Duffy:
Matt Berry
Cathy Gull:
Rebecca Johnson
Martin Nicholls:
Tim Lewis
Sharon Nicholls:
Fiona Geddes
TV Cameraman:
Adrian Harris
TV Reporter:
David Craik
Felixstowe Road Man:
John McAndrew
Policewoman:
Renu Brindle
Journalist:
Alison Reid
Producer:
Simon Lewis
Resident 1:
Chris Brailsford
Resident 2:
Joe Hall
Resident 3:
Wendy Albiston
Female Journalist:
Jane McDowell
Journalist:
Jonathan Jones
OBS Man 1:
Chris Reilly
OBS Man 2:
Ian Pirie
Steven Wright:
Chris McCalphy
Client 1:
Sarah Wyatt
Arresting Officer:
Rufus Wright

Holby City

Series 11

Episode 52: The Spirit Dancing

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Dejected by being unable to walk, Maria decides to reconcile a dying Sunita with her mother. Connie's robotics launch is called into question by a new face. Show more

Contributors

Connie Beauchamp:
Amanda Mealing
Michael Spence:
Hari Dhillon
Ric Griffin:
Hugh Quarshie
Linden Cullen:
Duncan Pow
Keith Greene:
Alex Macqueen
Jac Naylor:
Rosie Marcel
Faye Byrne:
Patsy Kensit
Maria Kendall:
Phoebe Thomas
Oliver Valentine:
James Anderson
Mark Williams:
Robert Powell
Vanessa Lytton:
Leslie Ash
Chrissie Williams:
Tina Hobley
Donna Jackson:
Jaye Jacobs
Nicky Van Barr:
Alan Morrissey
Debbie Brody:
Natasha Joseph
Greg Brody:
Ben Hull
Sunita Mavji:
Chandeep Uppal
Devika Chaudhary:
Renu Brindle
Producer:
Sharon Bloom
Director:
Rob Evans

Doctors

Series 20

The Drowned and the Saved

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Daniel and Becky attend a charity golf day, Valerie starts to get excited about art, and after a body is found in a lake, Jimmi deals with the fallout.

Contributors

Rashid Hussaini:
Salman Akhtar
Maryam Hussaini:
Renu Brindle
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elizabeth Dermot Walsh
Rob Hollins:
Chris Walker
Valerie Pitman:
Sarah Moyle
Director:
Lorna Laidlaw

From Fact to Fiction

Series 14

Episode 5: Nothing to Fear

Duration: 13 minutes

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

Is there a spy in your laptop? Edson Burton's thriller explores how national security agencies and terrorists might exploit an information system like Prism.

Doctors

Series 18

Episode 26: A House is Not a Home

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama series set in a health centre. Tempers fray when one of the homeless people is exposed as an undercover journalist. Show more

Contributors

Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Al Haskey:
Ian Midlane
Ayesha Lee:
Laura Rollins
Ruhma Hanif:
Bharti Patel
Dr Sid Vere:
Ashley Rice
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Nic Katchevski:
Elizabeth Berrington
Shazia Amin:
Mandip Gill
Dave Preston:
Dean Williamson
Tommy Mbesi:
Percelle Ascott
Cam Lewis:
Simon Armstrong
Farhana Amin:
Renu Brindle
Iqbal Amin:
Mudassar Dar
pradeep Acharya:
Peter Singh
Ronnie Atkins:
Ian Billings
Director:
Simon Gibney
Producer:
Carol Harding
Executive Producer:
Mike Hobson

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

2. The Birth of a Nation

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 11 days

Saleem is born at the exact moment of Partition. Salman Rushdie's novel of love, history and magic starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

3. All India Radio

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 10 days

Young Saleem discovers he has the power of telepathy. Salman Rushdie's novel of love, history and magic starring Zain Syed. Show more

Contributors

Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

1. The Perforated Sheet

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 12 days

4 Extra Debut. Dr Aziz falls in love with a woman hidden behind a perforated sheet. Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel starring Abhin Galeya. Show more

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

5. The Shadow of the Mosque

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 8 days

Saleem is reunited with the other Midnight's Children in terrifying circumstances. Salman Rushdie's novel starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Brigadier Iskander:
Selva Rasalingam
Sergeant Major Najmuddin:
Sagar Arya
Shaheed:
Ronny Jhutti
The Peasant:
Akbar Kurtha
Picture Singh:
Silas Carson
Parvati:
Aysha Kala
Young Shiva:
Nael Ameen
Young Parvati:
Nikita Mehta
Midnight's Child:
Ahren Chadha
Midnight's Child:
Shiven Shankar
Midnight's Child:
Shreya Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

4. How Saleem Achieved Purity

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 9 days

The Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 changes Saleem's life forever. Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Brigadier Iskander:
Selva Rasalingam
Sergeant Major Najmuddin:
Sagar Arya
Shaheed:
Ronny Jhutti
The Peasant:
Akbar Kurtha
Picture Singh:
Silas Carson
Parvati:
Aysha Kala
Young Shiva:
Nael Ameen
Young Parvati:
Nikita Mehta
Midnight's Child:
Ahren Chadha
Midnight's Child:
Shiven Shankar
Midnight's Child:
Shreya Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres