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Book of the Week

Dearest Squirrel

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

John Osborne meets Pamela Lane in 1951 and within three months the couple are married. So begins an extraordinary love affair that lasts over thirty years. Show more

Tsar

Lenin: Tears

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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

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Tsar

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Costume drama inspired by the life of London's East End music hall legend Marie Lloyd. Marie leads a music hall strike, but society is scandalised by her champagne lifestyle. Show more

Contributors

Marie Lloyd:
Jessie Wallace
Percy Courtney:
Richard Armitage
Freddie:
Lee Williams
Bernard:
Tom Payne
Alec Hurley:
Matthew Marsh
The Showman:
Shaun Parkes
Mrs Chant:
Amanda Root
Mr Belafonte:
Angus Barnett
Nelly Powers:
Annette Badland
Tilly Wood:
Star Ella Jones
Producer:
Rhonda Smith
Director:
James Hawes
Bailiff:
Tim Faraday
Councillor 2:
Michael Mears
Solicitor:
James Puddephat
Dan Leno:
Martin Savage
Councillor 1:
Shaughan Seymour

Book of the Week

Dearest Squirrel

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

John Osborne denies that Look Back in Anger is at least in part autobiographical, despite significant resemblances to his early relationship with Pamela Lane. Show more

Book of the Week

Dearest Squirrel

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After separating from John Osborne, Pamela Lane experiences financial difficulties, brought on partly by a sudden lack of acting parts. But Osborne comes to the rescue. Show more

Book of the Week

Dearest Squirrel

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Several wives in, John Osborne attempts a communication blackout with Pamela Lane, beset as they both are with personal and financial difficulties. Show more

Book of the Week

Dearest Squirrel

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Despite many periods of separation, John Osborne and Pamela Lane managed to remain in love, although Pamela's increasing requests for money took their toll on the relationship. Show more

Call the Midwife

Series 9

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

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

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Cooper home has been trashed following the murder of their son Josh. David Cooper has been cleared of involvement but Jackie Hartwell (Meera Syal) is still suspicious. 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

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15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Although Izzy has been unable to speak, Jackie Hartwell (Meera Syal) meets her to see if she can glean any further information. She discovers who murdered Josh Cooper - and why. 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

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A young man - Josh Cooper - has been found dead in some woods next to a shot gun. But family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell (Meera Syal) is not convinced he 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

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

David Cooper seems to be implicated in the murder of his son, Josh. Family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell (Meera Syal) is investigating but has her doubts about his involvement. 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

Tsar

Nikolai II: Three Hundred Years

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

One-off drama. A woman fights to hold her family together after her husband is accused of downloading images of child sexual abuse from the internet. Show more

Drama

Iris Murdoch: Dream Girl

Duration: 1 hour

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

A trip through Iris Murdoch’s life, whose experiences and affairs with both sexes shaped her writing. Stars Helen McCrory. Show more

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Drama

Drama

John Osborne's Luther

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for 2 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

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Special Relationship - Part 1

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 6 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