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Drama

Frankie Goes to Flensburg

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Based on a true story. In spring 1945, Major Frank Howarth, a lawyer in civilian life, was sent with two other soldiers to Flensburg in Germany to set up a civilian administration. Show more

Contributors

Colonel:
Mark Straker
Brigadier:
Kim Wall
Sergeant Bristow:
James Joyce
Edward Ward:
Anthony Calf

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Drama

Book of the Week

The Unwomanly Face of War

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In the late 1970s, Svetlana Alexievich set out to write her first book telling the as-yet-untold stories of the Russian women who had fought in the Second World War. Show more

Abdication

1. The King's Matter

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

4 Extra Debut. Two men are determined to persuade the King from a marriage they feel isn’t only unsuitable but also wrong. Stars Jim Broadbent. Show more

Contributors

Stanley Baldwin:
Jim Broadbent
Cosmo Lang:
Hugh Ross
Lord Beaverbrook:
Mark Straker
Edward VIII:
Anthony Calf

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Book of the Week

The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Benjamin Zephaniah reads his autobiography, beginning with his childhood growing up in Birmingham - a childhood coloured with love and violence and his introduction to poetry. Show more

Drama

Playing for His Life

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Tennis ace Baron Gottfried Von Cramm offends Hitler by refusing to join the Nazi party. Stars Geoffrey Streatfeild. Show more

Contributors

Gottfried von Cramm:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Lisa von Cramm:
Paloma Baeza
Jutta von Cramm:
Frances Jeater
Joachim von Ribbentrop:
Sam Dale
Manasse Herbst:
Nicholas Boulton
Bill Tilden Jr:
William Hope
Commentator:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Hermann Goering:
Simon Treves
Don Budge:
Adam Unze
Lady Astor:
Rachel Atkins

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Drama

Drama

Mary Toft's Rabbit Tale

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Colin Bytheway. Mary believes there is more to life than raising children and working. Dreaming of fame and fortune, she convinces doctors that she is giving birth to rabbits. Show more

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Joshua:
Will Young
John Howard:
Rupert Graves
Sir Richard:
Patrick Ryecart
George I:
Ian Masters

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Drama

Drama

Nicola Baldwin - Tony and Rose

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Can architect Tony McGill come to terms with his widowed mother's dementia? Stars Robert Glenister and Marcia Warren. Directed by Celia de Wolff. From May 2013. Show more

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Drama

Book of the Week

The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston explores the fascinating history behind the pages and the cover. Deborah Findlay reads. Show more

8.51 to Brighton

Episode 2: Anywhere Else, by Tam Hoskyns

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A man travels with a case full of complications and it is on this journey his life starts to unravel. Read by James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lynne Truss

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8.51 to Brighton

Episode 1: Along the Line, by Alison Fisher

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A particular train has meant more to one family than they will ever know. Read by Deborah Findlay, introduced by Lynne Truss. Show more

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Stories From the South Downs

Episode 3: The Coffin Gate

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Ruth Figgest. Louise is ten years older than her husband Leon, and one day, walking on the Downs, they realise that perhaps they are not the happy family they thought they were. Show more

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Drama

True West

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Sam Shepard's fiery examination of the relationship and rivalry between two brothers - screenwriter Austin and older, estranged brother Lee. Starring Philip and Robert Glenister. Show more

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Drama

Book of the Week

The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

No longer content in Birmingham, Benjamin moves to London, where he finds himself culturally, religiously and politically inspired. Show more

Book of the Week

The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Benjamin Zephaniah reads his autobiography. As the writer flourishes, the man, now a husband, suffers at the cruel hands of infertility. Show more

Book of the Week

The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Benjamin Zephaniah reads his autobiography. Now a teenager, he escapes the family home with his mother, but it's not long before he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Show more

Book of the Week

The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston explores the fascinating history of the invention of parchment. Deborah Findlay reads. Show more

Book of the Week

The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Just what goes into the making of a book? Keith Houston explores the fascinating history behind the creation of paper. Deborah Findlay reads. Show more