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The Cazalets

Marking Time

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Elizabeth Jane Howard's family saga, dramatised by Lin Coghlan. The Blitz begins with consequences for the family while Rachel's visit to Sid provokes an argument. Show more

Cranford

Series 1

Episode 1: June 1842

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama that brings together the lives of the people of Cranford. With the arrival of new residents and a new doctor, the women of the town sparkle with anticipation. Show more

Contributors

Miss Matty Jenkyns:
Judi Dench
Miss Deborah Jenkyns:
Eileen Atkins
Lady Ludlow:
Francesca Annis
Miss Pole:
Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester:
Julia McKenzie
Jessie Brown:
Julia Sawalha
Sir Charles Maulver:
Greg Wise
Mrs Jamieson:
Barbara Flynn
Miss Tomkinson:
Deborah Findlay
Dr Frank Harrison:
Simon Woods
Reverend Hutton:
Alex Jennings
Captain Brown:
Jim Carter
Miss Galindo:
Emma Fielding
Mary Smith:
Lisa Dillon
Sophy Hutton:
Kimberley Nixon
Jem Hearne:
Andrew Buchan
Dr Morgan:
John Bowe
Harry Gregson:
Alex Etel
Director:
Simon Curtis

Cranford

Series 1

Episode 2: August 1842

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The past returns to haunt the present; a visitor brings joy and hope to Jessie Brown; and Mr Carter oversees preparations for Lady Ludlow's garden party. Show more

Contributors

Miss Matty Jenkyns:
Judi Dench
Miss Deborah Jenkyns:
Eileen Atkins
Mr Holbrook:
Michael Gambon
Lady Ludlow:
Francesca Annis
Miss Pole:
Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester:
Julia McKenzie
Jessie Brown:
Julia Sawalha
Sir Charles Maulver:
Greg Wise
Mrs Jamieson:
Barbara Flynn
Miss Tomkinson:
Deborah Findlay
Dr Harrison:
Simon Woods
Reverend Hutton:
Alex Jennings
Captain Brown:
Jim Carter
Miss Galindo:
Emma Fielding
Mary Smith:
Lisa Dillon
Sophy Hutton:
Kimberley Nixon
Dr Morgan:
John Bowe
Job Gregson:
Dean Lennox Kelly
Major Gordon:
Alistair Petrie
Harry Gregson:
Alex Etel
Mrs Johnson:
Debra Gillett
Caroline Tomkinson:
Selina Griffiths
Clara Smith:
Finty Williams
Bella Gregson:
Emma Lowndes
Lizzie Hutton:
Rosie Byrne
Helen Hutton:
Hester Odgers
Walter Hutton:
Haydon Downing
Malachi Gregson:
Andrew Byrne
Director:
Simon Curtis

Cranford

Series 1

Episode 3: November 1842

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama series. A theft from the doctor's house and an attack on Mr Johnson cause panic. Miss Pole resorts to desperate measures to safeguard her treasures. Show more

Contributors

Miss Matty Jenkyns:
Judi Dench
Mr Holbrook:
Michael Gambon
Lady Ludlow:
Francesca Annis
Miss Pole:
Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester:
Julia McKenzie
Jessie Brown:
Julia Sawalha
Sir Charles Maulver:
Greg Wise
Miss Jamieson:
Barbara Flynn
Miss Tomkinson:
Deborah Findlay
Dr Harrison:
Simon Woods
Reverend Hutton:
Alex Jennings
Captain Brown:
Jim Carter
Miss Galindo:
Emma Fielding
Mary Smith:
Lisa Dillon
Sophy Hutton:
Kimberley Nixon
Jem Hearne:
Andrew Buchan
Dr Morgan:
John Bowe
Job Gregson:
Dean Lennox Kelly
Harry Gregson:
Alex Etel
Jack Marshland:
Joseph McFadden
Caroline Tomkinson:
Selina Griffiths
Mrs Johnson:
Debra Gillett
Bella Gregson:
Emma Lowndes
Helen Hutton:
Hester Odgers
Lizzie Hutton:
Rosy Byrne
Farmer Graves:
Andrew Westfield
Malachi Gregson:
Andrew Byrne
Director:
Simon Curtis

Cranford

Series 1

Episode 4: April 1843

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

An ambiguous conversation between Miss Tompkinson and the young doctor sets in motion a disastrous chain of events. Show more

Contributors

Miss Matty Jenkyns:
Judi Dench
Lady Ludlow:
Francesca Annis
Miss Pole:
Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester:
Julia McKenzie
Jessie Brown:
Julia Sawalha
Mrs Jamieson:
Barbara Flynn
Miss Tomkinson:
Deborah Findlay
Dr Harrison:
Simon Woods
Reverend Hutton:
Alex Jennings
Captain Brown:
Jim Carter
Miss Galindo:
Emma Fielding
Mary Smith:
Lisa Dillon
Sophy Hutton:
Kimberley Nixon
Jem Hearne:
Andrew Buchan
Dr Morgan:
John Bowe
Job Gregson:
Dean Lennox Kelly
Harry Gregson:
Alex Etel
Jack Marshland:
Joseph McFadden
Caroline Tomkinson:
Selina Griffiths
Mrs Johnson:
Debra Gillett
Bella Gregson:
Emma Lowndes
Lizzie Hutton:
Rosy Byrne
Helen Hutton:
Hester Odgers
Auctioneer:
Rod Arthur
Asst Auctioneer:
Adam Henderson Scott
Director:
Simon Curtis

Cranford

Series 1

Episode 5: May 1843

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama series. Dr Harrison finds his reputation ruined and his courtship destroyed. Miss Matty receives devastating news, but the ladies of Cranford rally to help. Show more

Contributors

Miss Matty Jenkyns:
Judi Dench
Lady Ludlow:
Francesca Annis
Miss Pole:
Imelda Staunton
Mrs Forrester:
Julia McKenzie
Peter Jenkyns:
Martin Shaw
Jessie Brown:
Julia Sawalha
Mrs Jamieson:
Barbara Flynn
Miss Tomkinson:
Deborah Findlay
Dr Harrison:
Simon Woods
Reverend Hutton:
Alex Jennings
Captain Brown:
Jim Carter
Miss Galindo:
Emma Fielding
Mary Smith:
Lisa Dillon
Sophy Hutton:
Kimberley Nixon
Jem Hearne:
Andrew Buchan
Dr Morgan:
John Bowe
Major Gordon:
Alistair Petrie
Harry Gregson:
Alex Etel
Jack Marshland:
Joseph McFadden
Caroline Tomkinson:
Selina Griffiths
Mrs Johnson:
Debra Gillett
Mr Goddard:
Andy Rashleigh
Lizzie Hutton:
Rosy Byrne
Helen Hutton:
Hester Odgers
Director:
Simon Curtis

Drama on 3

Fanny and Alexander

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's autobiographical film. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family. Show more

Drama on 3

Fanny and Alexander

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's film. After Fanny and Alexander's father dies, their mother Emilie marries the bishop and they all move to live together at the palace. Show more

Drama on 3

Fathers and Sons by Brian Friel

Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes

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

Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres direct Fathers and Sons by Brian Friel, a dynamic dramatisation of Turgenev's novel. Show more

Contributors

Nikolai Kirsanov:
James Fleet
Vassily Bazarov:
Charles Dance
Princess Olga:
Julia McKenzie
Anna Sergeevna:
Lisa Dillon
Fenichka:
Lucy Phelps
Prokofyich and Timofeich:
Nigel Anthony
Producer:
Martin Jarvis

Genres

Drama on 3

The Recruiting Officer

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Available for years

George Farquhar's most popular Restoration comedy, set in Shrewsbury during the War of the Spanish Succession, where wives are recruited while soldiers are wooed. Show more

Contributors

Captain Plume:
Paul Higgins
Sergeant Kite:
Ralph Ineson
Mr Worthy:
Adam James
Captain Brazen:
Elliot Levey
Bullock:
Simon Bubb
Justice Balance:
Jonathan Forbes
Appletree:
James Lailey
Bridewell:
Rikki Lawton
Justice Scale:
Paul Moriarty
Justice Scruple:
Gerard McDermott

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Drama relating the remarkable story of Stephen Hawking's early years as a PHD student at Cambridge, his search for the 'beginning of time' and his struggle against illness. Show more

Contributors

Stephen Hawking:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Fred Hoyle:
Peter Firth
Roger Penrose:
Tom Ward
Jane Wilde:
Lisa Dillon
Dennis Sciama:
John Sessions
Isobel Hawking:
Phoebe Nicholls
Arno Penzias:
Michael Brandon
Bob Wilson:
Tom Hodgkins
Dr John Holloway:
Matthew Marsh
Nurse Susan McClean:
Anastasia Hille
Frank Hawking:
Adam Godley
Jayant Narlikar:
Rohan Siva
George Ellis:
Bertie Carvel
Robert Silkin:
Sebastian Armesto
Martha Guthrie:
Alice Eve
Rosencrantz:
Leon Ockenden
Guildenstern:
Che Cartwright
Lidia Sciama:
Carolina Giammetta
Train Passenger:
Linda Spurrier
Cab Driver:
James Warrior
Producer:
Jessica Pope
Director:
Philip Martin

The Cazalets

The Light Years

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Villy has to deal with her unexpected pregnancy, while Zoe attempts to hide her dinner dates with Dr Sherlock from her mother. Show more

The Cazalets

Marking Time

Episode 15

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sybil feels so much better, so why does Miss Milliment find Polly crying in the schoolroom? Show more

The Cazalets

Confusion

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Zoe and Jack's time together is running out, but for Louise things are about to change in an unexpectedly happy way. Show more

The Cazalets

The Light Years

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Edward is finding it hard to please both his wife and his mistress, whereas Sid just wants to see more of Rachel. Show more

The Cazalets

Casting Off

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Diana and Edward are finally living together, but their happiness is not quite complete. Villy finds solace from an unexpected quarter. Show more

The Cazalets

Casting Off

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Louise finds herself feeling unexpected pity for her father, while Sid is rescued by an old friend. Show more

The Cazalets

Confusion

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

1942: The Cazalet family have one son missing in action and now must cope with a death in the family. Polly will not allow herself to grieve over the death of her mother. Show more

The Cazalets

Confusion

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It's New Year's Eve 1942, but there seems little to celebrate for certain members of the Cazalet family as plans go awry. With Penelope Wilton, Helen Schlesinger, Naomi Frederick. Show more

The Cazalets

The Light Years

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As the long summer holiday continues for the Cazalet family, Edward heads up to London for a secret liaison. Show more