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Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Conrad is alive but not well. Spooked by a mysterious woman, he is on the run, catching a train from Munich to Italy, while Eleanor recalls a time when their future seemed bright. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Both Conrad and Eleanor struggle with painful memories. Their son Paul insists on calling the police, while Eleanor finds threatening emails to Conrad from a woman called Mad. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

There is no progress in the search for Conrad, who is hiding out in a Bologna hotel, oblivious to his family's worry, while his shame and guilt threaten to overwhelm him. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Con recalls taking his research job with big Pharma, which ultimately led to his meeting with animal rights protestor Maddy, who asks him to photograph conditions in the animal lab. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The police become involved in the search for Conrad, while Eleanor breaks up with her lover. Alone in Bologna, Conrad admits to himself that he knew he had to walk out on her. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Conrad recalls his fateful choice to use Maddy to help him expose animal abuse at the lab. Waiting for news at home, Eleanor struggles to make sense of her broken marriage. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Conrad gets lost in Bologna and finds an unlikely rescuer, while his mind drifts back to Maddy, and to the breaking point in his marriage years ago, when he started to lose Eleanor. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A long-hidden secret emerges about Cara, and the episode with Maddy culminates in a nasty scene at a hotel. Meanwhile, a mistake with Con's bankcard reveals his hiding place. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Cara and El go to Bologna to fetch Conrad home. Their reunion is bittersweet - their love both confirmed and changed by the drama with Maddy and his dramatic disappearance. Show more

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole and the Tap End

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Rumpole defends Tony Timson, charged with the attempted drowning of his wife while sharing a bath. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch. Show more

Contributors

Horace Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Claude Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Tony Timson:
Stephen Critchlow
Guthrie Featherstone:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Charles Hearthstoke:
David Shaw-Parker
Phillida Erskine-Brown:
Cathy Sara
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole and the Portia of Our Chambers

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Back in Chambers, Old Bailey hack Horace Rumpole is still clearly smitten by his pupil Phillida. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch. Show more

Contributors

Horace Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Phillida Trant:
Cathy Sara
Boxey Horne:
Stephen Critchlow
Matthew Culp:
Samuel Reader
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Book at Bedtime

10 Days

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It is the hottest summer on record and, when tensions rise with the temperature both in government and on the streets of London, the results will be fatal. Show more

Drama

Rumpole

Episode 2: Rumpole and the Expert Witness

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Rumpole defends a doctor accused of murdering his wife - and the pathologist in the case is an old flame of the GP. Show more

Contributors

Older Rumpole:
Timothy West
Younger Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Nicholas Rumpole:
Louis Tafler-Hyde
Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Owen Munroe QC:
Nigel Anthony
Dr Ned Dacre:
Daniel Weyman
Dr Harry Dacre:
Ewan Bailey
Judge Carstairs:
Ewan Bailey
Dr Pamela Gall:
Claire Skinner
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Drama

Rumpole and the Man of God

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Rumpole defends a shoplifting clergyman with a kleptomaniac sister, exposes a former arsonist to her besotted fiance and appeases a very unhappy Hilda. Show more

Contributors

Rumpole:
Timothy West
Younger Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
George Frobisher:
Stephen Critchlow
Reverend Mordred Skinner:
Adrian Scarborough
Evelyn Skinner:
Cathy Sara
Ida Tempest:
Cathy Sara
Mr Justice Vosper:
Nigel Anthony
Claude Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Brand

Drama

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

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Because...

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The victim of an apparent hit-and-run is a journalist with a reputation for fearlessness. Trevor Preston's drama follows her struggle to recover her memory of what really happened. Show more

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Brand

Drama

Poetry Please

Gothic Poetry

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Roger McGough gets eerie with selection of gothic poetry from Edgar Allen Poe, Sylvia Plath and Percy Shelley. With archive recordings from Sir John Gielgud and Robert Donat. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Bridge Farm's secret is out, and Lynda has some troublesome guests.

Contributors

Director:
Gwenda Hughes
Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Josh Archer:
Angus Imrie
Tony Archer:
David Troughton
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
James Bellamy:
Roger May
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Matt Crawford:
Kim Durham
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Anisha Jayakody:
Anneika Rose
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Freddie Pargetter:
Toby Laurence
Lily Pargetter:
Katie Redford
Johnny Phillips:
Tom Gibbons
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Leonie Snell:
Jasmine Hyde

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole and the Golden Thread

Duration: 44 minutes

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

In Africa for a murder trial, Rumpole is wrongfully arrested and Phillida is sent out to rescue him. A spark of love between them is rekindled - and there's trouble ahead. Show more

Contributors

Horace Rumpole:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Sam Ballard:
Michael Cochrane
Claude Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Phillida Erskine-Brown:
Cathy Sara
Sir Worthington Banzana:
Joseph Mydell
Prison Guard:
Joseph Mydell
Arthur Remnant:
Adrian Scarborough
Charles Pinkerton:
Adrian Scarborough
David Mazenze:
Okorie Chukwu
Christopher Cuazango:
Okorie Chukwu
Mabel Mazenze:
Nadine Marshall
Alice Ruingo:
Nadine Marshall
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

Rumpole

Rumpole and the Official Secret

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Rumpole defends a civil servant accused of selling secrets and is embroiled in a wine fraud with an old criminal pal. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt. Show more

Contributors

Horace Rumpole:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Sam Ballard:
Michael Cochrane
Claude Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Hugh Timson:
Nigel Anthony
Phillida Erskine-Brown:
Cathy Sara
Tina Bradbury:
Cathy Sara
Oliver Bowling:
Ben Crowe
Kenneth Eastham:
Ben Crowe
Rosemary Tuttle:
Deborah Findlay
Honoria Bird:
Deborah Findlay
Liz Probert:
Amy Morgan
Judge Bullingham:
Ewan Bailey
Martyn Vanberry:
Ewan Bailey
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

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