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Gossip from the Garden Pond

Episode 3: The Garden Spider and Great Pond Snail

Duration: 30 minutes

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

An arachnophobic spider and a cleaning-obsessed great pond snail share their amusing tales. Starring Amanda Root. From September 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lynne Truss
Garden Spider:
Amanda Root
Great Pond Snail:
James Fleet
Producer:
Sarah Blunt

Genres

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Special Relationship - Part 2

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 9 months

The team's hunt for the murderer leads them further up the political ladder, and pressure is applied from above as Boyd closes on his quarry despite the government’s secrecy.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Director:
David Thacker
Sir James Beatty:
Corin Redgrave
Lady Alice Beatty:
Patricia Hodge
DI Jess Worall:
Ruth Gemmell
Professor Ray Levin:
Anton Lesser
Lorna Gyles:
Amanda Root
Ann Hardingham:
Kika Markham
Katherine Reed:
Francesca Ryan

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Special Relationship - Part 1

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 9 months

The team discover a trail of intrigue when they reinvestigate the murder of Home Office adviser Katherine Reed, a radical academic who swapped sides to join the establishment.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Director:
David Thacker
Sir James Beatty:
Corin Redgrave
Lady Alice Beatty:
Patricia Hodge
DI Jess Worall:
Ruth Gemmell
Professor Ray Levin:
Anton Lesser
Lorna Gyles:
Amanda Root
Ann Hardingham:
Kika Markham
Katherine Reed:
Francesca Ryan

Drama on 3

Britten 100: Imo and Ben

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

By Mark Ravenhill. Drama telling how Imogen Holst worked with Benjamin Britten on the score for the opera Gloriana. With Paul Ready as Britten and Amanda Root as Imogen Holst. Show more

Contributors

Benjamin Britten:
Paul Ready
Imogen Holst:
Amanda Root
Lord Harewood:
Charles Edwards
Musician:
Emma Tring

Drama on 3

Breaking Free: A Patriot for Me

Duration: 2 hours

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

Philip Franks directs a radio adaptation of John Osborne's play, banned by the censor in 1965. With Michael Pennington, Amanda Root, Richard Goulding and Peter Egan. Show more

Contributors

Baron von Epp:
Bette Bourne
Albrecht/Ferdy/Paul/Steinbauer:
Joshua Elliott
Stanitsin:
Martin Hutson
Kupfer/Deputy:
Peter Moreton
Countess:
Amanda Root
Kunz/Deputy:
Simon Shackleton
Taussig/Tsarina/Deputy:
Daniel Weyman
Siczynski/Stefan/Viktor/Young man:
Matt Whitchurch
Director:
Philip Franks
Producer:
David Morley

Genres

Death in Paradise

Series 4

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Available for years

Detective drama series. A death in the Saint Marie Heritage Society suggests that the group could be less amicable than it seems. DI Goodman wrestles with his feelings. Show more

Contributors

DI Humphrey Goodman:
Kris Marshall
DS Camille Bordey:
Sara Martins
Officer Dwayne Myers:
Danny John-Jules
Officer Florence Cassell:
Josephine Jobert
Alan Butler:
David Bamber
Imke Sandt:
Katarina Cas
Henry Garon:
Georges Corraface
Ryan Davison:
Tyger Drew-Honey
Francis Davison:
Adrian Lukis
Teresa Gower:
Amanda Root
Catherine Bordey:
Elizabeth Bourgine
Producer:
Louise Sutton
Director:
David O'Neill
Production Company:
Red Planet Pictures

Call the Midwife

Series 9

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

Available for years

Sister Julienne cares for a pregnant prostitute, while Dr Turner puzzles over a mysterious string of symptoms. Show more

Contributors

Sister Julienne:
Jenny Agutter
Nurse Phyllis Crane:
Linda Bassett
Sister Monica Joan:
Judy Parfitt
Nurse Trixie Franklin:
Helen George
Nurse Shelagh Turner:
Laura Main
Nurse Lucille Anderson:
Leonie Elliott
Fred Buckle:
Cliff Parisi
Laverne Bulmer:
Carly Bawden
Florrie Watkins:
Amanda Root
Tina Atkins:
Georgia Henshaw
Voice of Jennifer Worth:
Vanessa Redgrave
Production Company:
Neal Street Productions

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Roger McGough presents listeners' requests of poems celebrating the humble bee, a muse to poets from Tagore to Carol Ann Duffy. With readers James Fleet and Amanda Root. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest:
Jeff Davey
Producer:
Sally Heaven

Tsar

Nikolai II: Three Hundred Years

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Three hundred years after the Romanovs claimed the Russian throne, their tercentenary was marked with public celebrations. Four years later, the last tsar abdicated. By Mike Walker. Show more

Drama

The Imperfect Education of Sabrina Sidney

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Drama by Abigail Youngman based on the true story of a most peculiar educational experiment carried out by the philanthropist and intellectual Thomas Day upon two young girls. Show more

Contributors

James Keir:
Rory Bremner
Richard Edgeworth:
Aidan McArdle
Anna Seward:
Amanda Root
Thomas Day:
Ifan Meredith
Young Sabrina:
Nerys Akers
Older Sabrina:
Hannah Genesius
Lucretia:
Sydney Wade

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Psalm

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Nick Warburton. Tense and moving drama springs from one curious fact: Elizabethan playwright Ben Jonson once escaped execution for manslaughter, just by reading a psalm. How? Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Classic Serial

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Jane Austen's masterpiece remains one of the nation's favourite novels and the first to ask if a woman could have it all. From February 2014. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Amanda Root
Elizabeth Bennet:
Pippa Nixon
Mrs Bennet:
Samantha Spiro
Mr Bennet:
David Troughton
Jane Bennet:
Lydia Wilson
Lydia Bennet:
Georgie Fuller
Kitty Bennet:
Carys Eleri
Mary Bennet:
Rosie Wyatt
Charlotte Lucas:
Michelle Terry
Mr Darcy:
Jamie Parker
Mr Bingley:
Joshua Maguire
Miss Bingley:
Fenella Woolgar
Sir William Lucas:
Sean Murray
Mr Denny:
Arthur Hughes
Mr Wickham:
Joel MacCormack
Director:
Sally Avens

Classic Serial

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Elizabeth is determined to hate Mr Darcy but finds the attentions of her cousin Mr Collins even more vexing. With Pippa Nixon, Jamie Parker, Samantha Spiro. From March 2014. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth Bennet:
Pippa Nixon
Mr Darcy:
Jamie Parker
Mrs Bennet:
Samantha Spiro
Mr Collins:
Toby Jones
Mr Bennet:
David Troughton
Charlotte Lucas:
Michelle Terry
Mr Bingley:
Joshua Maguire
Miss Bingley:
Fenella Woolgar
Jane Bennet:
Lydia Wilson
Lydia Bennet:
Georgie Fuller
Kitty Bennet:
Carys Eleri
Mary Bennet:
Rosie Wyatt
Mrs Gardiner:
Priyanga Burford
Colonel Fitzwilliam:
David Seddon
Lady Catherine de Bourgh:
Carolyn Pickles
Narrator:
Amanda Root
Director:
Sally Avens

Classic Serial

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Elizabeth has misjudged Wickham's character. Can she hope to ever see Mr Darcy again? With Pippa Nixon, Jamie Parker, Amanda Root and Lydia Wilson. From March 2014. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth Bennet:
Pippa Nixon
Mr Darcy:
Jamie Parker
Jane Bennet:
Lydia Wilson
Lydia Bennet:
Georgie Fuller
Mrs Bennet:
Samantha Spiro
Mr Bennet:
David Troughton
Kitty Bennet:
Carys Eleri
Mr Bingley:
Joshua Maguire
Miss Bingley:
Fenella Woolgar
Lady Catherine de Bourgh:
Carolyn Pickles
Mr Wickham:
Joel MacCormack
Mrs Gardiner:
Priyanga Burford
Mr Gardiner:
Steve Toussaint
Mr Collins:
Toby Jones
Narrator:
Amanda Root
Director:
Sally Avens

Drama

John Osborne's Luther

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

4 Extra Debut. A look inside the mind of the profound believer in the church's teachings who ended up challenging them all. Stars Harry Lloyd. Show more

Tsar

Lenin: Tears

Duration: 58 minutes

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

At the Finland Station, a crowd anticipates a long-awaited arrival. The Romanovs are replaced by the Bolsheviks as Lenin takes centre stage in Mike Walker's epic chronicle. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Series

Tsar

Count Arthur Strong

Series 2

Episode 1: The Heist

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom about an out-of-work former variety star with delusions of grandeur. Count Arthur writes a novel full of salacious gossip. Show more

Contributors

Count Arthur Strong:
Steve Delaney
Michael Baker:
Rory Kinnear
John the Watch:
Andy Linden
Man with Dog:
Richard Betts
Producer:
Richard Boden
Executive Producer:
Richard Daws
Executive Producer:
Jon Rolph
Production Company:
Retort Television

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Meera Syal returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Jackie finds the body of a young man in Addley Woods. He appears to have shot himself. Show more

Contributors

Jackie:
Meera Syal
Hannah Cooper:
Amanda Root
David Cooper:
Alec Newman
Isabel Cooper:
Eva Feiler
Steph Webb:
Flora Montgomery
Sandra Hicks:
Susie Emmett
Producer:
Clive Brill
Director:
Clive Brill

Genres