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Drama

Tender Is the Night: A Romance

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A young actress enters the Riviera circle of a golden couple, not grasping the secrets that connect them. Stars Melody Grove. Show more

Home Front

5 February 1915 - Cressida Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

It is six weeks since the birth of her third baby, and Cressida is ready to get back in the saddle. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Amy Robinson:
Jane Slavin
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Sgt Ryker:
Simon Harrison
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius

Drama

Tender Is the Night: A Romance

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Nicole has a breakdown and flees Paris with Dick and past events are starting to affect their marriage. Stars Simon Harrison. Show more

Home Front

27 March 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Marshalls loses two of its best female employees. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Ray Wardle:
Scarlet Bell
Stella Wardle:
Ava Bell
Ticket Collector:
Shaun Mason

Home Front

19 February 1915 - Luke Lyle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Luke has low expectations of an assignment, until he meets Esther O'Leary. Show more

Contributors

Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Joyce O'Leary:
Tracy Whitwell
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Sgt Ryker:
Simon Harrison
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 18: 16-20 February 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The country may be at war and the factories at peak production, but there is time for romance in industrial Tynemouth. Show more

Contributors

Paddy Blackshields:
Chris Garner
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Joyce O'Leary:
Tracy Whitwell
Sgt Ryker:
Simon Harrison
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Arnold Reynolds:
Neil Grainger
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Davy Wardle:
Stephen O'Raullian
Woman Worker:
Hannah Genesius

The Wire

Educator

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Hayley Squires. When 16-year-old Lydia meets the wife of her English teacher, the two women push each other to dangerous limits and their lives begin to fall apart. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Duration: 44 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A comedy about neighbours, architecture, tradition versus modernism and James Bond. Architect Erno Goldfinger struggles to build his modernist dream home. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Erno Goldfinger:
Justin Salinger
Ursula Blackwell:
Melody Grove
Charles:
Karl Johnson
Roland Penrose:
Simon Harrison
Henry Brooke:
David Seddon
Evelyn Fleming:
Elaine Claxton
Ian Fleming:
Monty d'Inverno

Genres

Home Front

27 February 1915 - Robert O'Leary

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert's careful equilibrium is shaken. Show more

Contributors

Robert O'Leary:
Deka Walmsley
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Hannah O'Leary:
Bessy Walmsley
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Landlord:
Neil Grainger
Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Violet O'Leary:
Jacqueline Phillips

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 16: 2-6 February 1915 (Season 3 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

For Season 3, the focus shifts to industrial Tynemouth, which is experiencing a quite different war to that felt in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Edgar Bates:
Sam Dale
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Daniel Chadwick:
Mark Cameron
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Malachi Dart:
Daniel Weyman
Travers Fielding:
David Acton
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Amy Robinson:
Jane Slavin
Sgt Ryker:
Simon Harrison
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Mrs Thorne:
Elaine Claxton
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Ticket Inspector:
Leon Scott

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 19: 23-27 February 1915

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Lunatic asylums are being commandeered by the government for use as military hospitals, and Robert's careful equilibrium is shaken. Show more

Contributors

Paddy Blackshields:
Chris Garner
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Gladys Lowther:
Elaine Claxton
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Adeline Marshall:
Anastasia Hille
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Hannah O'Leary:
Bessy Walmsley
Violet O'Leary:
Jacqueline Phillips
Arnold Reynolds:
Neil Grainger
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Dr Stratham:
Sam Dale
Lewis Tully:
Gerard McDermott
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Davy Wardle:
Stephen O'Raullian
Clara Wedger:
Amaka Okafor
Andrew Williams:
Neil Grainger
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Telegram:
Shaun Mason
Landlord:
Neil Grainger

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 21: 9-13 March 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The Battle of Neuve Chapelle draws to a close while the men at Marshalls spoil for a fight. Show more

Contributors

Paddy Blackshields:
Chris Garner
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Gladys Lowther:
Elaine Claxton
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Adeline Marshall:
Anastasia Hille
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Hannah O'Leary:
Bessy Walmsley
Violet O'Leary:
Jacqueline Phillips
Arnold Reynolds:
Neil Grainger
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Dr Stratham:
Sam Dale
Lewis Tully:
Gerard McDermott
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Davy Wardle:
Stephen O'Raullian
Clara Wedger:
Amaka Okafor
Andrew Williams:
Neil Grainger
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Telegram:
Shaun Mason
Landlord:
Neil Grainger

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 23: 23-27 March 1915

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Amid appeals for more women to join the workforce, Marshalls loses two of its best employees. Show more

Contributors

Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adeline Marshall:
Anastasia Hille
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Violet O'Leary:
Jacqueline Phillips
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Ray Wardle:
Scarlet Bell
Stella Wardle:
Ava Bell
Clara Wedger:
Amaka Okafor
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Ticket Collector:
Shaun Mason

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Drama by Sarah Wooley about the making of Victim, the first British film to break a taboo and address homosexuality seriously. Starring Ed Stoppard as Dirk Bogarde. Show more

Contributors

Dirk Bogarde:
Ed Stoppard
Tony Forwood:
Simon Harrison
Basil Dearden:
Jonathan Aris
Janet Green:
Fenella Woolgar
Michael Relph:
Ben Miles
John Trevelyan:
Michael Maloney
Dorothy:
Julie Teal
Sylvia Sims:
Sarah Ridgeway
Alexander Walker:
Charlie Clements
Leo Abse MP/Trailer Announcer:
Simon Ludders
Sir Cyril Osborne MP/Earl of Arran/Roy Jenkins MP:
Philip Fox

Genres

Home Front

13 March 1915 - Davy Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The men at Marshalls are spoiling for a fight. Show more

Contributors

Davy Wardle:
Stephen O'Raullian
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Lewis Tully:
Gerard McDermott
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Paddy Blackshields:
Chris Garner
Paul(ine) Caffrey:
Daniel Weyman
Sergeant Ryker:
Simon Harrison

Drama on 3

The Idylls of the King

Duration: 2 hours

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

An adaptation by Michael Symmons of Tennyson's The Idylls of the King, narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith, with John Keeble (Arthur), Simon Harrison (Lancelot), Kathryn Hunt (Guinevere). Show more

Contributors

Narrator/Tennyson:
Tim Pigott Smith
Guinevere:
Kathryn Hunt
Lord Astolat/Bedivere:
Malcolm Raeburn
Leeodogran/Churl:
Terence Mann
Lavaine/Tristram:
Tom Ferguson
Elaine:
Elen Rhys
Director:
Susan Roberts

Genres

Drama on 3

King Lear

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

When better than now to make a drama about 'the division of the kingdom'? Shakespeare's great tragedy headed by Ian McDiarmid as Lear and Bill Paterson as Gloucester. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Doctors

Series 14

Episode 150: Keep Us Together

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Heston is shocked to discover his 'date' has a proposition for him that is not of a romantic nature, while Karen finds an unlikely volunteer in Jimmi. Show more

Contributors

Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Kevin Tyler:
Simon Rivers
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Emma Reid:
Dido Miles
Chris Reid:
Nathan Wright
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Craig McGregor:
Simon Harrison
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd
Producer:
Ella Kelly

Drama

Everybody's Got Conditions

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Sarah Wooley. Tennessee Williams finds himself fighting for his reputation and his sanity when Bette Davis is cast in his play, The Night of the Iguana. Show more

Contributors

Tennessee Williams:
Justin Salinger
Bette Davis:
Amelia Bullmore
Chuck Bowden:
Simon Harrison
Paula Laurence:
Teresa Gallagher
Frank Merlo:
David Sturzaker
Stage Manager:
David Sturzaker
Patrick O Neal:
Simon Ludders
Hot Dog Man:
Simon Ludders
Margaret Leighton:
Georgie Glen
Operator:
Georgie Glen

Genres

Brand

Drama

15 Minute Drama

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Heat and Dust

Journeys

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A beguiling story of two English women living in India more than 50 years apart. Stars Pippa Bennett-Warner and Ronny Jhutti. Show more