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On the Rocks

Series 1

Movies

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

1937, Morwenna is bored of island life as locals battle to resist attempts to modernise the post office. Stars Alex Tregear. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Clutch, Throttle, Brake

Episode 1: Monday

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Christopher William Hill's drama about driving lessons and friendships. Starring Samantha Spiro, Bill Paterson and Alison Steadman. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Clutch, Throttle, Brake

Episode 2: Tuesday

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Nat (Samantha Spiro) is determined to pass her driving test but her mother Suki (Alison Steadman) suspects that at some subconscious level she may not want to pass. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Clutch, Throttle, Brake

Episode 3: Wednesday

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Nat's mother Suki (Alison Steadman) and her driving instructor Ken (Bill Paterson) meet for the first time, with predictably chaotic results. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Clutch, Throttle, Brake

Episode 4: Thursday

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Nat (Samantha Spiro) invites her driving instructor Ken (Bill Paterson) back to her house for an illuminating, if somewhat inedible, meal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Clutch, Throttle, Brake

Episode 5: Friday

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

It is Nat's driving test, and she is viewing it with great apprehension - as, for different reasons, is her instructor Ken. With Bill Paterson, Samantha Spiro and Alison Steadman. Show more

On the Rocks

Series 1

Barter

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Morwenna is trying to improve herself and Frank needs a lesson in island economics. Starring Joseph Kloska and Alex Tregear. Show more

On the Rocks

Series 1

Spies

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

1937: On a remote Isles of Scilly island, the locals resist attempts to modernise their post office. Stars Joseph Kloska. Show more

On the Rocks

Series 1

Omens

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Old Grace is convinced strange things have started to happen since the new telegraph machine was installed. Stars Joseph Kloska. Show more

Drama

Watch Me While I'm Sleeping

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Mo's snoring is so addling that his long-term partner now wants separate bedrooms. Will a heart-to-heart over dinner resolve the issue? Or might it reveal more worrying problems? Show more

On the Rocks

Series 2

Adventure

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

1938: Ben tries to prove to Morwenna-May that he's a man of action. Stars Joseph Kloska and Alex Tregear. Show more

On the Rocks

Series 2

Episode 1: Sirens

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

It's 1938: GPO man Frank Gunwallow returns to St Martin's to check up on the Isles of Scilly post office. Stars Joseph Kloska. From 2015. Show more

Drama

Christopher William Hill - Hush! Hush! Whisper Who Dares!

Duration: 45 minutes

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

An imagined meeting for Winnie-the-Pooh artist Ernest Shepard and grown-up Christopher Robin Milne. Stars Oliver Ford Davies. From July 2013. Show more

Contributors

Ernest Shepard:
Oliver Ford Davies
Norah:
Kate Fahy
Christopher Milne:
Simon Treves
Ensemble:
Sean Murray
Ensemble:
Ben Crowe

Genres

Brand

Drama

On the Rocks

Series 2

Sermons

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Despairing of his island flock, Father Tregarthan enlists the help of an unlikely source. Stars Joseph Kloska and Alex Tregear. Show more

Contributors

Frank Gunwallow:
Joseph Kloska
Tommy Trenear:
Stuart Fox
Tregarthan:
Peter Marinker
Ben Trenear:
Alex Palmer
Morwenna-May:
Alex Tregear
Signor Di Bicci:
Sam Dale
Director:
Mary Peate

On the Rocks

Series 2

Swimming

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Ben’s not getting anywhere with Morwenna-May. 1930s comedy set on the Isles of Scilly. Stars Joseph Kloska and Alex Tregear. Show more

Contributors

Frank Gunwallow:
Joseph Kloska
Tommy Trenear:
Stuart Fox
Father Tregarthan:
Peter Marinker
Ben Trenear:
Alex Palmer
Len Oliver:
Ed Gaughan
Morwenna-May:
Alex Tregear
Director:
Mary Peate

Drama

James Lees-Milne

Episode 1: Sometimes Into the Arms of God

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. As WWII rages, an injured soldier strives to save West Wycombe Park for the National Trust. Starring Tobias Menzies. Show more

Contributors

James Lees-Milne:
Tobias Menzies
Nancy Mitford:
Victoria Hamilton
Eddy Sackville-West:
David Seddon
Cecil Beaton:
Samuel Barnett
Helen Dashwood:
Joanna Brookes
Miss Paterson:
Joanna Brookes
Johnnie Dashwood:
Sean Murray
Haines:
Ben Crowe

Drama

James Lees-Milne

Episode 2: The Unending Battle

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The realities of WWII strike home when the dashing and adored Tom Mitford returns unexpectedly on leave. Stars Tom Mison. Show more

Contributors

James Lees-Milne:
Tobias Menzies
Nancy Mitford:
Victoria Hamilton
Tom Mitford:
Tom Mison
Major Benton Fletcher:
Sean Murray
Neighbour:
Joanna Brookes
2nd Operator:
Joanna Brookes
Post Official:
David Seddon
Operator:
Hannah Wood

Drama

James Lees-Milne

Episode 3: What England Owes

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A trip to Faringdon House, home to eccentric Lord Berners and his seemingly successful ménage-a-trois. Stars Christopher Godwin. Show more

Contributors

James Lees-Milne:
Tobias Menzies
Lord Berners:
Christopher Godwin
Nancy Mitford:
Victoria Hamilton
Robert Heber-Percy:
Michael Shelford
Jennifer Heber-Percy:
Philippa Stanton
Eddy Sackville-West:
David Seddon

Drama

Rhapsody

Duration: 45 minutes

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

While choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton is struggling with a teetering love affair, Princess Margaret asks him to create a new ballet for the 80th birthday of the Queen Mother. Show more

Contributors

The Queen Mother:
Phyllida Law
Sir Frederick Ashton:
Jeremy Clyde
Martyn Thomas:
William Beck
William Chappell:
Benjamin Whitrow
Baryshnikov:
Gunnar Cauthery
Ruth Fermoy:
Marlene Sidaway
Interviewer:
Marlene Sidaway
Nicholls:
Kim Wall
Reporter:
Kim Wall
Leslie Collier:
Madeline Clements
Director:
John Taylor

Genres

Brand

Drama