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Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Vashti MacLachlan. An unsentimental love story about degenerative disease and a fridge-load of vegetables, inspired by the author's own experience. Show more

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

Muddle Earth

Series 1

Episode 6: Turnip for the Books

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Animated high comedy-fantasy-adventure series set in a mad world inhabited by ogres, goblins, trolls and elves, where literally anything can happen. Show more

Contributors

Randalf:
David Jason
Norbert Benson:
Tim Whitnall
Dr Cuddles:
Jonathan Keeble
Horned Baron Smink:
Buzz Hawkins
Ingrid Margot Spellbook:
Melissa Sinden
Veronica Pesticide:
Janet James
Producer:
Phil Chalk
Executive Producer:
Sarah Muller

Muddle Earth

Series 1

Episode 9: Mordrolf the Magnificent

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Animated high comedy-fantasy-adventure series set in a mad world inhabited by ogres, goblins, trolls and elves, where literally anything can happen. Show more

Contributors

Randalf:
David Jason
Norbert Benson:
Tim Whitnall
Dr Cuddles:
Jonathan Keeble
Horned Baron Smink:
Buzz Hawkins
Ingrid Margot Spellbook:
Melissa Sinden
Veronica Pesticide:
Janet James
Producer:
Phil Chalk
Executive Producer:
Sarah Muller

Muddle Earth

Series 1

Episode 10: Clothes Maketh the Man

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Animated high comedy-fantasy-adventure series set in a mad world inhabited by ogres, goblins, trolls and elves, where literally anything can happen. Show more

Contributors

Randalf:
David Jason
Norbert Benson:
Tim Whitnall
Dr Cuddles:
Jonathan Keeble
Horned Baron Smink:
Buzz Hawkins
Ingrid Margot Spellbook:
Melissa Sinden
Veronica Pesticide:
Janet James
Producer:
Phil Chalk
Executive Producer:
Sarah Muller

Drama

Closely Observed Trains

Duration: 1 hour

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

It is 1945. For gauche young apprentice Milos Hrma, life at the sleepy railway station in Bohemia is full of complex preoccupations. Stars John Bradley and Verity Henry. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte in Babylon

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Charlotte arrives in London, excited to see George again and keen to take things further, however, his mother seems determined to keep them apart. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte in Babylon

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Charlotte Bronte arrives to an awkward reception at the Smith household. It seems her hosts are not at all pleased with their depiction in Charlotte's new novel Villette. Show more

Drama

Sylvia's Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Sylvia marries Philip. But there’s chaos when Charlie returns and Sylvia discovers Philip has lied to her. Stars Jodie Comer. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte in Babylon

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

After the death of her brother and sisters, Charlotte returns to London to face the critics of her second novel Shirley. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte in Babylon

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

When Charlotte Bronte's publisher George takes her on a whirlwind tour of London, she begins to question if pleasure is replacing business in their relationship. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Little Twist of Dahl

Episode 3: The Hitchhiker

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Showing off in a new BMW, Andrew is stopped for speeding. A hitchhiker helps in an extraordinary way. Stars Kenneth Cranham. From December 2012. Show more

Dangerous Visions

Resistance

Episode 1

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

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

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Thomas More's classic work of fiction and political philosophy, published in 1516. Dramatised by poet Michael Symmons Roberts. Show more

Contributors

Raphael Hythloday:
Raad Rawi
Young Raphael:
Nacho Aldeguer
Thomas More:
Michael Peavoy
Peter Giles:
Cameron Blakeley
Macaria:
Fiona Clarke
Director:
Susan Roberts

Saturday Drama

Michael Morpurgo - Private Peaceful

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Brothers Tommo and Charlie's journey from a Devon childhood to the horrors of the First World War. With Nicholas Lyndhurst, Ted Allpress and Amy Reade. Show more

Contributors

Young Tommo:
Ted Allpress
Young Charlie:
Harvey Alpress
Young Molly:
Amy Reade
Young Jimmy:
Daniel Houghton
Jimmy:
Ben Allen
Mr Munnings:
Nick Brimble
Farmer Cox:
Nick Brimble
Molly's Father:
Christopher Bianchi
Colonel:
Peter Ellis
Old Man:
Peter Ellis
Sergeant Hanley:
Nicholas Lyndhurst
Captain Wilkes:
Jonathan Keeble
Brigadier:
Jonathan Keeble
Buckland:
Terence Mann
Director:
Susan Roberts

Genres

HG Wells

Ann Veronica

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Ann Veronica is living alone in her quest for liberation, but it's an uphill struggle. Starring Bill Nighy and Amy Hoggart. Show more

Contributors

HG Wells - The Narrator:
Bill Nighy
Ann Veronica Stanley:
Amy Hoggart
Kitty Brett:
Verity Henry
Manning:
Toby Hadoke
Author:
HG Wells

Blood, Sex and Money by Emile Zola

Season 1 - Blood

Animals

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

Animals by Dan Rebellato inspired by Zola's Rougon-Macquart Series. Dide's son Pierre siphons off her fortune and her grandson, Silvère, runs away to join the republican uprising. Show more

Classic Serial

The World According to Garp

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Jenny becomes an ardent feminist, whilst her son tries to emulate her writing success. Stars Lee Ingleby and Miranda Richardson. Show more