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How the Marquis Got His Coat Back

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The Marquis de Carabas has lost his coat - but getting it back brings him face to face with an old enemy and sees him forced to accept help from someone rather close to home. Show more

Friday Drama

The Forgotten

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Insightful and ambitious exploration of memory and the crushing void of dementia, from acclaimed dramatist Anne Devlin. Show more

Contributors

The Forgotten:
George Harris
Anthony:
Sean Campion
Mary Russell:
Fo Cullen

Drama

Notes to Future Self

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Lucy Caldwell. When 13-year-old Sophie is diagnosed with a terminal illness, her family try to prepare for her loss, while Sophie tries to come to terms with her own mortality. Show more

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Book at Bedtime

History of the Rain

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

When Virgil stops writing poetry after the loss of Aeney, Ruth and her mother devise a scheme to help. Ailish Symons reads History of the Rain by Niall Williams. Show more

Book at Bedtime

History of the Rain

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Nearing the end of Virgil's story, is Ruth any closer to finding her so desperately missed father? Ailish Symons concludes History of the Rain by Niall Williams. Show more

Afternoon Reading

Claire Keegan - Foster

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The discovery of a secret threatens the idyll of life with the Kinsellas. Haunting story of childhood, loss and love. Read by Evanna Lynch. Show more

Drama

Hinterland

Duration: 45 minutes

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

When Garda officer Roisin MacKenna is called to the scene of a murder not far from the Irish border, she soon finds that boundaries, both geographical and moral, become blurred. Show more

Book at Bedtime

History of the Rain

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After his marriage to Mary, Virgil must find some sort of job in Faha, while Ruth faces tests. Ailish Symons reads History of the Rain by Niall Williams. Show more

Book at Bedtime

History of the Rain

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ruth recounts arriving with twin Aeney into Virgil's story and how it led her father to write poetry. Ailish Symons reads History of the Rain by Niall Williams. Show more

Book at Bedtime

History of the Rain

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ruth relates events sparking a devastating family tragedy in the river which flows by the family home. Ailish Symons reads History of the Rain by Niall Williams. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Haunted Road

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

A second body is recovered, and Burden finally discovers what fate befell Klara and what his obsession with the case has really cost him. Show more

Contributors

Leslie Burden:
David Caves
Lisa Knox:
Niamh McGrady
Johnston:
Stuart Graham
Coastguard:
Allan Gildea
The Psychiatrist:
Fo Cullen
The Pathologist:
Kieran Lagan
Young Klara:
Julia Powaszynska

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Drama

Mayday

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Lucy Caldwell. A 19-year-old Northern Irish student finds herself having to make a terrifying decision when she discovers she is unexpectedly pregnant. Show more

Contributors

Siobhan:
Imogen Doel
Teenage Girl:
Imogen Doel
Child's Voice:
Niamh McEnhill
Mother:
Annie Farr
Pregrancy Test:
Annie Farr
Male Politican:
Caolan Byrne
Barista:
Will Irvine
Victorian Gent:
Will Irvine
Talkshow Host:
Will Irvine
Pro-Choice Website:
Claire De Boer
Female Politician:
Catriona Hinds
Amnesty Rep:
Lynsey-Anne Moffat
Pro-Life Website:
Lynsey-Anne Moffat
Tearful Mother:
Lynsey-Anne Moffat

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Drama

The Comets

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Shortly after the death of her mother, 11-year-old Kirstie goes missing. But what does a story about an old and mysterious pair of wings have to do with her disappearance? Show more

Contributors

Hagan:
BJ Hogg
Sergeant White:
Kieran Lagan
Dr McAnulty:
Laura Hughes
Newsreader:
Nikki Gregg

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Drama

Stage Left

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

As they settle into their new premises, the Stage Left Theatre Collective are faced with some unpalatable choices, which lead to a clash of egos and ideals. Show more