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15 Minute Drama

Cyrano de Bergerac

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Cyrano heads to war at the Siege of Arras, still in love with Roxanne, who’s pining for new cadet Christian. Rostand's classic tale adapted by poet Glyn Maxwell. Stars Tom Burke. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Cyrano de Bergerac

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Years have passed and Roxanne is hiding heartbroken in a nunnery. Will Cyrano’s secret love ever be revealed? Poet Glyn Maxwell's adaptation of Rostand's tale starring Tom Burke. Show more

Stone

Series 5

Episode 4: Progress

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

By Alex Ganley. When the proprietor of a rundown garden centre is murdered, DCI Stone wrestles to find a motive, and his investigation leads him into dangerous territory. Show more

Contributors

DCI John Stone:
Hugo Speer
DI Mike Tanner:
Craig Cheetham
DS Sue Kelly:
Deborah McAndrew
Ted Lennon:
Steve Evets
McCaffrey:
Conrad Nelson
Bernice:
Kate Coogan
Barrington:
Graeme Hawley

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Gladys, jailed for murdering a younger man, delves into the past. Aged 40, she is having an affair and gets rejected. Stars Frances Barber. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Gladys, jailed for murdering a younger man, delves into the past as an 18 year old woman. Stars Frances Barber. Show more

Contributors

Younger Gladys:
Keziah Joseph
Nemirovsky:
Anna Francolini
Richard Eysenach:
Conrad Nelson
Marie-Therese:
Natasha Cowley
Translation:
Sandra Smith
Adaptor:
Ellen Dryden

Dangerous Visions

Resistance

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Val McDermid's thriller examines what happens if antibiotics stop working. Developed through the Wellcome Trust Experimental stories scheme. Show more

Stone

Series 6

Episode 4: Damage

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for 5 weeks

Following a series of suspicious deaths in the homeless community, DCI Stone decides the only way to the truth is to go undercover on the streets. By Martin Jameson. Show more

Contributors

DCI John Stone:
Hugo Speer
DI Mike Tanner:
Craig Cheetham
DS Sue Kelly:
Deborah McAndrew
McAffrey:
Conrad Nelson
Mad Dog:
Reece Noi
Jammy:
Drew Cain
Queenie:
Verity Henry

Stone

Series 6

Episode 3: Casualties

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for 5 weeks

A young British Asian man becomes a murder suspect, but powerful factors come into play that test the DCI Stone's team to breaking point. By Martin Jameson. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

London, 1896: Can penniless Henry Adams survive for a month without spending a one million pound note? Stars Trevor White. Show more

Contributors

Henry Adams:
Trevor White
Miss Portia Langham:
Verity-May Henry
Trubshaw:
Conrad Nelson
Vesuvius:
Conrad Nelson
Mr Raymond:
Jonathan Keeble
Majordomo:
Jonathan Keeble
Concierge:
Malcolm Raeburn
Mrs Harris:
Kathryn Hunt
Lloyd Hastings:
John Guerrasio
American Ambassador:
John Guerrasio
Author:
Mark Twain

Drama

Higher - Series 4

Episode 2: Privatisation, the Final Battle

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The free market winds of change are blowing through the breezeblock corridors of Hayborough University. What will the old stalwarts do? Show more

Drama

The Flea

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Michael Symmons Roberts. Based on the intoxicating poetry and turbulent life of the young John Donne. Starring Toby Jones as the insect and Conrad Nelson as the poet. Show more

Drama

Lavinia Murray - Once upon a Time There Was a Beatrix

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Fact and fantasy combine in an imagined day of Beatrix Potter as a child, providing a glimpse of the roots of her creativity. Stars Amelia Clarkson. From April 2013. Show more

Contributors

McKenzie:
Fiona Clarke
Boiling Fox:
Fiona Clarke
Mrs Potter:
Fiona Clarke
Mr Potter:
David Fleeshman
Mr Hardee:
Conrad Nelson
Beatrix's Grandmama:
Brigit Forsyth

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Legacy

Episode 2: Suspicious Minds

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Cath Staincliffe's heir hunters series. Dan and Rachel's search for an heir to Petra Oster's estate leads them to investigate events in 1980s East Berlin. Show more

Drama

Don Shaw - Talking to Zeus

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. When the world-renowned environmental gardens of Helikion are threatened with closure, the staff and locals combine forces to fight its demise. Stars Brigit Forsyth. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Cyrano de Bergerac

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. The swordsman, philosopher and poet has one huge problem that's as plain as the nose on his face. Starring Tom Burke. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Cyrano de Bergerac

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Cyrano wonders if he’s too ugly to be loved, while his love rival Christian doesn’t have a way with words! Edmond Rostand classic adapted by Glyn Mazwell. Starring Kieran Hodgson. Show more

Drama

Trial by Laughter by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. The 1817 blasphemy and libel trial of the forgotten hero of free speech, William Hone. Comedy drama starring Robert Wilfort. Show more

Contributors

Prince Regent:
Arthur Bostrom
Cruikshank:
Conrad Nelson
Ellenborough:
Jonathan Keeble
Shepherd:
David Benson
Lady Hertford:
Melissa Sinden
Reporter:
Graeme Hawley
Director:
Gary Brown
Producer:
Gary Brown
Writer:
Ian Hislop

Genres

Brand

Drama

15 Minute Drama

Cyrano de Bergerac

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

The poet secretly loves Roxanne, but new recruit Christian has captured her heart. His wooing needs help. Edmond Rostand's classic play adapted by Glyn Maxwell. Stars Emily Pithon. Show more

Drama

Aliyah

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Becky Prestwich. Affecting drama about family and faith. Rosa and her elderly father journey to Jerusalem in search of Rosa's son, who has become obsessed with Judaism. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Classic Serial

John Wyndham - The Chrysalids

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Will David be forced to flee to the Fringes, the lawless territory inhabited by mutants, or risk discovery? Stars Matthew Beard, Ben Hanley, Isobel Doran and Conrad Nelson. Show more