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Patrick Barlow - Joan of Arc, and How She Became a Saint

Duration: 1 hour

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

Can a young country girl lead an army? A unique version of Joan of Arc's story starring Dawn French and Jim Broadbent. From February 2009. Show more

Contributors

Joan of Arc:
Dawn French
St Catherine:
Anne Reid
St Margaret:
Maggie Steed
Madame Dupont:
Maggie Steed
Bertram:
Nell Barlow
The Storyteller:
Nell Barlow
Monsieur Dupont:
John Ramm
Duke de la Rennes:
John Ramm
Monsieur D'Arc:
Kevin Eldon
Bishop de la Tremouille:
Kevin Eldon
Madame D'Arc:
Cheryl Campbell
Queen Ysabella:
Cheryl Campbell
Alphonse Dupont:
Marc Wootton
Jean de Metz:
Andrew Dunn
Dauphin of France:
Samuel Barnett
Jean du Cauchon, Chief Inquisitor:
Jim Broadbent

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

Twenty Twelve

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy series about the team responsible for delivering the 2012 Olympics. The decision to hold the equestrian events in Greenwich Park is not popular with one local resident. Show more

Contributors

Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Sally Owen:
Olivia Colman
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
Graham Hitchins:
Karl Theobald
Nick Jowitt:
Vincent Franklin
Tony Ward:
Tim McInnerny
Nigel Fox:
John Ramm
Today Presenter (Himself):
James Naughtie
Today Presenter (Herself):
Sarah Montague
Laura Fletcher:
Lucy Briers
Narrator:
David Tennant
Director:
John Morton
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman

Doctors

Series 10

Episode 152: Just Deserts

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

A pensioner realises things are not always straightforward when she is confronted by the asylum seeker she is trying to oust, while Archie ends up in hot water. Show more

Contributors

Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Adrian Hills:
John Ramm
Glennis Beattie:
Janet Dale
Dr Georgina Woodson:
Stirling Gallacher
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Michelle Corrigan:
Donnaleigh Bailey
Archie Hallam:
Matt Kennard
Ruth Pearce:
Selina Chilton
Kirsten Lind:
Vanessa Hehir

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A man is presumed dead in a road accident but can Modesty get to the bottom of really went on? Starring Daphne Alexander. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Ian McNeice
Colonel Jim:
Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet:
Sara Markland
Quinn:
John Ramm
Director:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Modesty finds an injured man on a cliff ledge. Was he a witness to Sir Gerald's demise? Starring Daphne Alexander. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Ian McNeice
Colonel Jim:
Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet:
Sara Markland
Quinn:
John Ramm
Director:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A man is missing, presumed dead, after going off a cliff. A bombshell about his driver helps Quinn’s memory. Stars Paul Bazely. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Ian McNeice
Colonel Jim:
Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet:
Sara Markland
Quinn:
John Ramm
Director:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A suspicious accident and an unlikely blackmail scam involving fake nuns, lead to a shocking discovery. Stars Paul Bazely. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Ian McNeice
Colonel Jim:
Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet:
Sara Markland
Quinn:
John Ramm
Director:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Modesty and Willie plan an escape using a false leg and engine grease and Sexton must be finally confronted. Stars Ewan Bailey. Show more

Contributors

Modesty Blaise:
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin:
Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant:
Ian McNeice
Colonel Jim:
Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet:
Sara Markland
Quinn:
John Ramm
Director:
Kate McAll
Adaptor:
Stef Penney

My Family

Series 9

Episode 4: The Psyche of Mikey

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Available for 8 months

Sitcom. Ben and Susan discover that Michael is seeing a therapist, and do some analysis of their own. Show more

Drama

A Nursery Tale

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Kate Clanchy's tough and touching play exposes the truth about two women on either side of a cultural divide, with a razor sharp wit. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

The National Theatre of Brent's Illustrated Guide to Sex and How It Was Done

Duration: 57 minutes

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

The award-winning National Theatre of Brent proudly present their guide to sex in myth, history, literature and film - from Oedipus to Brokeback Mountain. A comic treat. Show more

Contributors

Desmond Olivier Dingle:
Patrick Barlow
Raymond Box:
John Ramm
Writer:
John Ramm
Director:
Martin Duncan
Producer:
Liz Anstee

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama on 3

Tartuffe

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

A Liverpool Playhouse production of Roger McGough's version of Moliere's comedy. With John Ramm, Joseph Alessi, Simon Coates, Rebecca Lacey and Eithne Brown. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama

The Christmas of Inspector Steine

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. It is Christmas 1957, the year of the Queen's first Christmas broadcast, but only Twitten has the festive spirit. Stars Michael Fenton Stevens. From December 2013. Show more

Contributors

Inspector Steine:
Michael Fenton Stevens
Mrs Groynes:
Samantha Spiro
Captain Hoagland:
Robert Bathurst
Constable Twitten:
Matt Green
Sergeant Brunswick:
John Ramm
Gloria's mother:
Janet Ellis
Producer:
Karen Rose

Genres

Brand

Drama

Count Arthur Strong

Series 1

Episode 1: Memory Man

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Sitcom. The death of famous comedian Max Baker leads to a momentous meeting between his son Michael and his old comedy partner Count Arthur Strong. Show more

Contributors

Count Arthur Strong:
Steve Delaney
Michael Baker:
Rory Kinnear
John the Watch:
Andy Linden
Max Baker:
John Ramm
Special Appearance:
Barry Cryer
Producer:
Richard Boden

Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire

Episode 1: Wench Trouble/Golden Powers

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Fantasy comedy series. Kröd learns that he is 'The Golden One', the central figure in a prophecy that foretells the destruction of the evil Xanusian Empire. Show more

Contributors

Kröd Mändoon:
Sean Maguire
Dongalor:
Matt Lucas
Zezelryck:
Kevin Hart
Loquasto:
Steve Speirs
Barnabus:
Alex Macqueen
Arcadius:
Roger Allam
Stygian Assassin in Stable:
Lee Boardman
2nd Myrmidon:
Matt Devere
Max the MC:
Neil Fitzmaurice
Horst Draper:
Christian Patterson
Annoying Villager:
John Ramm
Lord Vanameer:
Orlando Seale
Head Myrmidon:
Jonathan Slinger
Mystery Man:
Peter Sullivan
Assassin 1:
Nico Tatarowicz

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HD

Fantasy comedy series. Krod learns that he is 'The Golden One', the central figure in a prophecy that foretells the destruction of the evil Xanusian Empire. Show more

Contributors

Kröd Mändoon:
Sean Maguire
Dongalor:
Matt Lucas
Zezelryck:
Kevin Hart
Loquasto:
Steve Speirs
Barnabus:
Alex Macqueen
Arcadius:
Roger Allam
Stygian Assassin in Stable:
Lee Boardman
2nd Myrmidon:
Matt Devere
Max the MC:
Neil Fitzmaurice
Horst Draper:
Christian Patterson
Annoying Villager:
John Ramm
Lord Vanameer:
Orlando Seale
Head Myrmidon:
Jonathan Slinger
Mystery Man:
Peter Sullivan
Assassin 1:
Nico Tatarowicz

It's Kevin

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Kevin Eldon celebrates with a massage and a visit from a close-up magician. He also shares some of his favourite music and Bob goes into hibernation. Show more

Quacks

Series 1

Episode 3: The Madman's Trial

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Comedy. William concocts a plan to cure a patient of his delusion. Robert looks to advance his reputation by securing the backing of a wealthy female patron. Show more

Contributors

Butterworth:
Osi Okerafor
Caroline:
Lydia Leonard
Membership Officer:
Steve Brody
Mr Burton:
John Ramm
Mr Sui:
Logan Wong
Dr Flowers:
Simon Farnaby
Peters:
Ed Gaughan
George Combe:
Miles Jupp
Lady Campbell:
Fenella Woolgar
Dr Edward Hopkins:
Edmund Digby-Jones
Producer:
Imogen Cooper
Executive Producer:
James Wood
Stunt coordinator:
Andy Bennett
Composer:
Ian Arber
Executive Producer:
Justin Davies
Production Company:
Lucky Giant
Stunts:
Kye Mckee