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Classic Serial

The Eustace Diamonds

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Fighting to keep her diamond necklace, Lizzie broods in Scotland but her cousin's arrival proves diverting. Stars Pippa Nixon. Show more

Drama

Rumpole and the Explosive Evidence

Duration: 45 minutes

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

1960. Hilda's had a baby son, Nicholas. Rumpole, awash with flu, defends a safe-blower and exposes the dubious dealings of a senior police officer. Show more

Contributors

Rumpole:
Timothy West
Younger Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Joyce Pringle:
Alison Pettitt
Sam Ballard:
Michael Cochrane
DI Dickerson:
John Ramm
Sir Oliver Oliphant:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Charlie Wheeler:
Nigel Anthony
Mr Fingleton:
Adrian Scarborough
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

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Drama

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors: Series 2

Episode 3: Catastrophic Injury

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Jane Gibson's baby was born with Cerebral Palsy, but was it due to medical negligence during the birth? Barrister Rebecca Nyman represents the hospital. Show more

Contributors

Rebecca Nyman:
Clare Corbett
Jane Gibson:
Alison Pettitt
Wendy Haslow:
Adjoa Andoh
Marcus Bridge:
Forbes Masson
Prof Channon:
Forbes Masson
Charlie Denton:
Neil Stuke
Dr Mary Wentworth:
Elaine Claxton
Judge Henry Cross:
Michael Bertenshaw
Prof John Leet:
Philip Whitchurch
Director:
David Neville
Producer:
David Neville

Drama

Richard Lumsden - The Six Loves of Billy Binns

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A 110-year-old man wants to recall what love feels like one last time before he dies. His past loves are ready to remind him. Stars Tom Courtenay, Alison Pettitt and Tanya Franks. Show more

Classic Serial

Honoré de Balzac - Eugenie Grandet

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Ian McKellen stars as Eugenie's miserly father, a man whose terror of poverty overrides his love for his child. Gripping dramatisation of Balzac's classic. From July 2014. Show more

Drama

Justin Hopper - The Weighing Room

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. National Hunt jump jockey Noel is anxious to get back in the saddle after a career-threatening fall. Stars Lloyd Hutchinson. Show more

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Drama

The Healing of Sergei Rachmaninov

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Biographical drama by Martyn Wade, telling the remarkable story behind the composition of Sergei Rachmaninov's celebrated Second Piano Concerto. Show more

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Drama

Mind Hackers

Duration: 45 minutes

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

New drama by Lou Stein about the phone hacking crisis. Media lawyer Hayley Schaffer crosses the line of legality to obtain evidence. With Jessica Brown-Findlay and Anthony Head. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Lou Stein
Hayley Schaffer:
Jessica Brown Findlay
Paul Madsen:
Anthony Head
Rex Kingsley:
Owen Brenman
Grandmother:
Marcia Warren
Colin Maitley:
Sean Baker
First Waitress:
Katy Daghorn
Second Waitress:
Claudia Elmhirst
Tom Batchley:
Nicholas Boulton
Director:
Lou Stein

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Drama

Saturday Drama

Simon Passmore - Going to Ground

Duration: 1 hour

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

Kent, 1940. Fearing a German invasion, tensions run high for a resistance unit in an underground bunker. Stars Ivan Kaye. From July 2010. Show more

Drama on 3

Bretton Woods

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

By Steve Waters. Dramatisation of events at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, where bankers met to save the world economy. With Simon Callow and Henry Goodman. Show more

Contributors

John Maynard Keynes:
Simon Callow
Harry Dexter White:
Henry Goodman
Lydia Lopokova:
Alison Pettitt
Anne White:
Laurel Lefkow
Ed Bernstein/Mihail Stepanov:
Simon Lee Phillips
Lionel Robbins:
Peter Hamilton Dyer
Henry Morgentha/Dennis H Robertson:
Sean Baker
Florence Macy/Judith Firestone:
Laura Elphinstone

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Classic Serial

The Eustace Diamonds

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

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

As gossip and scandal intensify, Lizzie is driven to increasingly desperate behaviour to retain her jewels. Stars Pippa Nixon. Show more

Doctors

Series 15

Episode 150: The House on Coppertree Hill

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Valerie helps out an old friend, but uncovers a dark secret from the distant past. Meanwhile, Jas frets over an interview and Chris gets recruiting.

Contributors

Valerie Pitman:
Sarah Moyle
Ellen Evison:
Alison Pettitt
Chris Reid:
Nathan Wright
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Dr Emma Reid:
Dido Miles
Dr Kevin Tyler:
Simon Rivers
Dr Jas Khella:
Vineeta Rishi
Dr Al Haskey:
Ian Midlane
Mandy Marquez:
Danielle Henry
Howard Bellamy:
Ian Kelsey
Mrs Tembe:
Lorna Laidlaw
Aran Chandar:
Davood Ghadami
Tilly Birch:
Victoria Bewick
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

Drama

Adam Ganz - Nuclear Reactions

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. After the Second World War, Germany's top nuclear physicists were brought to England to see what they knew. Stars Nick Dunning. Show more

Contributors

Major Rittner:
Nick Dunning
Werner Heisenberg:
Chris McHallem
Otto Hahn:
Nickolas Grace
Max Von Laue:
Richard Howard
Kurt Diebner:
Sam Dale
Friedrich Von Weizsacker:
Michael Shelford
Professor Blackett:
Ian McElhinney
Pianist:
Mark McGrath
Writer:
Adam Ganz

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Drama

Classic Serial

Honoré de Balzac - Eugenie Grandet

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

With Charles sent away, will the miserly Monsieur Grandet be able to forgive his defiant daughter? Starring Ian McKellen and Alison Pettitt. From August 2014. Show more

Drama

Ben Lewis - Tiny

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Quirky comedy about a teenager who becomes an internet star because of his nightly good-news webcasts. With Joshua Jenkins, Julia McKenzie, Mark Heap. Show more

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