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Home Front

9 July 1918 - Elspeth Taverner

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, Labour MP JR Clynes became Minister of Food Control in Lloyd George's coalition, while at Halecot farm, Dieter is going to bed after a hard night's work. Show more

Contributors

Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

11 July 1918 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the House of Lords was reassured that treatment of German prisoners was sufficiently punitive, and in Devon, Kitty has plans to visit Dieter. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Tsar

3. Alexander II: The People's Will

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 12 months

Twenty years after the serf liberation, Alexander II's benign autocracy fails to quell revolutionary zeal. Stars Joseph Millson. Show more

Contributors

Brand

Tsar

The First Team

Series 1

Upheaval

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for years

Petey plots to bring an end to Chris Booth’s run of success. Meanwhile, Jack gets a girlfriend and plans a romantic surprise. Benji has had enough of his social media manager. Show more

Contributors

Mattie Sullivan:
Jake Short
Jack Turner:
Jack McMullen
Chris Booth:
Chris Geere
Petey Brooks:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Mark Crane:
Will Arnett
Olivia Talbot:
Tamla Kari
Producer:
Sam Pinnell
Director:
Damon Beesley
Director:
Iain Morris
Production Company:
Fudge Park Productions Ltd
Production Company:
Bideford Productions Limited
Brian:
Phil Wang
Daniel:
Guy Rhys
Paul Williamson:
Joe Sims
Himself:
Andy Jacobs
Darren Turner:
Neil Fitzmaurice
Herself:
Sally Nugent
David Li:
Jon Chew
Jack’s Landlord:
Leo Atkin
Bookmaker Terry:
David Prosho
England Rep:
Charles Armstrong

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The Secret

Episode 2: The Go-between

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Muriel becomes an unwitting decoy in her mother's drama. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The Secret

Episode 4: Betrayal

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Betrayal close to home brings Muriel's mother's secret out into the open. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The Secret

Episode 1: Innocence

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It is 1911, and five-year-old Muriel begins to question her mother's night-time absences. Show more

Joe All Alone

Series 1

Episode 2: The Girl Next Door

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 4 months

Drama series. Asha persuades Joe to go on a bus ride around London with her and Otis. For the first time in ages, Joe feels free. Show more

Contributors

Joe's Mum:
Kellie Shirley
Petty Fletcher:
Harrison Slater
Asha's Mum:
Andrea Hall
Shopkeeper:
Nish Nathwani
Additional Voices:
Alistair McGowan
Writer:
Guy Burt
Executive Producer:
Steven Andrew

Joe All Alone

Series 1

Episode 1: Home Alone

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 4 months

Drama series. Joe is upset to learn that his mum and her horrible boyfriend Dean are going on holiday to Spain for a week, leaving Joe behind on his own. Show more

Contributors

Joe's Mum:
Kellie Shirley
The Watcher:
Tom Godwin
Miss Granger:
Erin Shanagher
Petty Fletcher:
Harrison Slater
Asha's Mum:
Andrea Hall
Ticket Clerk:
Mark Asante
Mr Wallis:
Joff Manning
Additional Voices:
Alistair McGowan
Writer:
Guy Burt
Executive Producer:
Steven Andrew

Tsar

2. Alexander I: Into the Woods

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alexander I, the man who never wanted to be Tsar, but who ended up taking on Napoleon Bonaparte. Starring Joel MacCormack. Show more

Contributors

Brand

Tsar

Drama on 3

Shakespeare on 3

Episode 2: Romeo and Juliet

Duration: 2 hours

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

Available for years

Shakespeare's tragic love story, as part of Radio 3's Shakespeare and Love season. With Trystan Gravelle and Vanessa Kirby as the lovers, and David Tennant as the Prince. Show more

Contributors

Friar Laurence:
Ron Cook
Prince Escalus:
David Tennant
Mercutio:
Paul Ready
Benvolio:
Adam James
Capulet:
James Lailey
Lady Capulet:
Naomi Frederick
Balthasar:
Don Gilet
Sampson:
Joe Sims
Prologue:
Tracy Wiles
Composer:
Roger Goula

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

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

Walking in the mountains, Frankenstein is about to come face to face with what he most hates and fears. Stars Jamie Parker. Show more

Contributors

Frankenstein:
Jamie Parker
The Monster:
Shaun Dooley
Elizabeth:
Susie Riddell
Agatha:
Emma Hook
Felix:
Joe Sims
Lieutenant:
Don Gilet
Director:
Marc Beeby

Saturday Drama

The Martin Beck Killings

Episode 2: The Man Who Went Up in Smoke

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Despite being on holiday, Beck is summoned back to Stockholm, where he is sent on an unofficial and seemingly pointless mission to Budapest in search of a missing journalist. Show more

Contributors

Martin Beck:
Steven Mackintosh
Lennart Kollberg:
Neil Pearson
Gunnarsson:
Justin Salinger
Ari Boeck:
Georgia Groome
Frobe:
Joe Sims
Inga Beck:
Lucy Black
Foreign Office Man:
Sam Alexander
Embassy Man:
Harry Livingstone
Radeberger:
Don Gilet
Gun Kollberg:
Sally Orrock
Narrator 1:
Lesley Sharp
Narrator 2:
Nicholas Gleaves
Writer:
Per Wahloo
Writer:
Katie Hims
Director:
Mary Peate

Saturday Drama

The Martin Beck Killings

Episode 3: The Man on the Balcony

Duration: 1 hour

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

Who is assaulting and killing young girls in the parks of Stockholm? A tiny detail puts the murder squad on the trail of the killer. Show more

Contributors

Narrator 1:
Lesley Sharp
Narrator 2:
Nicholas Gleaves
Martin Beck:
Steven Mackintosh
Lennart Kollberg:
Neil Pearson
Gunvald Larsson:
Ralph Ineson
Frederik Melander:
Adrian Scarborough
Karin Carlsson:
Beth Goddard
Lena Oskarsson:
Katie Angelou
Ingrid Oskarsson:
Susie Riddell
Bo Oskarsson:
Greta Dudgeon
Mrs Andersson:
Christine Absalom
Wilheim Engstrom:
Patrick Brennan
Officer Kvant:
Sam Alexander
Officer Kristiansson:
Don Gilet
Ingemund Fransson:
Robert Blythe
Lundgren:
Joe Sims
Lisbeth:
Amaka Okafor
Writer:
Per Wahloo
Writer:
Katie Hims
Director:
Mary Peate

Saturday Drama

The Martin Beck Killings

Episode 5: The Fire Engine That Disappeared

Duration: 1 hour

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

A suspect's apartment explodes, killing three. The case hinges on finding a man who fits an impossibly vague description. Stars Steven Mackintosh. Show more

Saturday Drama

The Martin Beck Killings

Episode 6: Murder at The Savoy

Duration: 1 hour

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

Martin Beck, the groundbreaking 1960s Swedish detective stories that inspired a generation of crime writers returns with a dramatisation of Murder at the Savoy. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Lesley Sharp
Martin Beck:
Steven Mackintosh
Lennart Kollberg:
Neil Pearson
Gunvald Larsson:
Ralph Ineson
Per Mansson:
Tom Mannion
Zachrisson:
Joe Sims
Asa Torell:
Clare Corbett
Edvarsson:
Will Howard
Mats Linder:
Paul Mundell
Charlotte Palmgren:
Philippa Stanton
Bertil Svensson:
Rick Warden
Sara Moberg:
Joanna Brookes
Gun Kollberg:
Sally Orrock
Helena Hansson:
Hannah Wood
Victor Palmgren:
Robert Blythe
Writer:
Per Wahloo

Saturday Drama

The Martin Beck Killings

The Locked Room

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Steven Mackintosh stars as Martin Beck in the classic 1960s Swedish detective series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. 8. The Locked Room. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Lesley Sharp
Martin Beck:
Steven Mackintosh
Lennart Kollberg:
Neil Pearson
Gunvald Larsson:
Ralph Ineson
Einar Rönn:
Wayne Foskett
Bulldozer Olsson:
Michael Maloney
Police Commissioner:
Rick Warden
Mauritzon:
Ewan Bailey
Manager:
Ben Crowe
Doctor:
Ben Crowe
Insurance Woman:
Joanna Brookes
Pathologist:
Hannah Wood
Gustavsson:
David Seddon
Zachrisson:
Joe Sims
Warehouse Man - Old:
Robert Blythe
Warehouse Man - Young:
Matthew Watson
Detective Sergeant:
Matthew Watson
Director:
Mary Peate
Producer:
Mary Peate
Adaptor:
Katie Hims
Writer:
Per Wahloo

Drama

Hello Mum

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Jerome was only bad for 25 minutes in his life. In Bernardine Evaristo's witty and compelling story, he shows his Mum how very different that life looks through his eyes. Show more

Drama

The Other Simenon

Episode 2: The Neighbours

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Emile Jovis's peace of mind is shattered, when he overhears his neighbours' nocturnal conversation. Show more