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1. The King's Matter

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

4 Extra Debut. Two men are determined to persuade the King from a marriage they feel isn’t only unsuitable but also wrong. Stars Jim Broadbent. Show more

Contributors

Stanley Baldwin:
Jim Broadbent
Cosmo Lang:
Hugh Ross
Lord Beaverbrook:
Mark Straker
Edward VIII:
Anthony Calf

Genres

Saturday Drama

Christopher Lee - Air-Force One

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. 22nd November 1963. What really happened after JFK's murder, in the hospital and on the presidential jet? Stars Stacy Keach. From November 2013. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Josh Stamberg
Lyndon B Johnson:
Stacy Keach
Jackie Kennedy:
Glenne Headly
Lady Bird Johnson:
Susan Sullivan
Rufus Oldman:
Steven Weber
Roy Kellerman:
JD Cullum
Marie Fehmer:
Janine Barris
Rose Kennedy:
Jennifer Bassey
Doctor Rose:
Gordon Clapp
Judge Hughes:
Anna Mathias
White House radio:
Matthew Wolf
Jack Valenti:
Matthew Wolf
AF1 operator:
Andre Sogliuzzo
Dean Rusk:
Andre Sogliuzzo
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Fact-based drama. Players and administrators nervously await their future as the battle for the World Series Cricket tournament reaches the High Court in London. Show more

Contributors

Kerry Packer:
Lachy Hulme
John Cornell:
Abe Forsythe
Greg Chappell:
Damon Gameau
Rodney Marsh:
Brendan Cowell
Ian Chappell:
Clayton Watson
Dennis Lillee:
Matthew Le Nevez
David Hookes:
Richard Davies
Doug Walters:
Hamish Michael
Gary Cosier:
Nicholas Cooper
Clive Lloyd:
Tony Briggs
Jeff Thomson:
Ryan O'Kane
Director:
Daina Reid
Producer:
John Edwards
Producer:
Mimi Butler

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama centred around Australian media mogul Kerry Packer, who fought a cricket war by secretly signing up 50 of the world's greatest players to form a breakaway tournament. Show more

Contributors

Kerry Packer:
Lachy Hulme
John Cornell:
Abe Forsythe
Greg Chappell:
Damon Gameau
Rodney Marsh:
Brendan Cowell
Ian Chappell:
Clayton Watson
Dennis Lillee:
Matthew Le Nevez
David Hookes:
Richard Davies
Doug Walters:
Hamish Michael
Gary Cosier:
Nicholas Cooper
Clive Lloyd:
Tony Briggs
Jeff Thomson:
Ryan O'Kane
Director:
Daina Reid
Producer:
John Edwards
Producer:
Mimi Butler

Drama

Gibberish

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

31 July 2017. The PM wants another snap election. On the same day, Gibraltar decides it wants to stay in Europe by kicking out the British to become Spanish. Surreal drama. Show more