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Duration: 14 minutes

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

Life on Earth pushes Bea to breaking point while, on Oasis, Peter has a curious encounter. Starring Joe Armstrong and Hayley Atwell. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Dougray Scott
Beatrice:
Hayley Atwell
Grainger:
Kelly Burke
Jesus Lover Number One:
Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five:
Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four:
David Acton
USIC Psychologist:
Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor:
Elaine Claxton
Director:
Emma Harding

15 Minute Drama

Early One Morning

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Rome 1943: A split-second decision is about to change Chiara's life forever. Starring Juliet Aubrey and Greta Scacchi. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Early One Morning

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Chiara flees Rome with a Jewish boy she’s sheltering. 30 years on, Maria toils with her Dad’s identity. Stars Sophie Melville. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Early One Morning

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Chiara leaves for the countryside with a Jewish boy. Thirty years on, she receives an unexpected call. Stars Juliet Aubrey. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Early One Morning

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Italy 1943: Chiara has to learn how to be a mother to the Jewish boy she has saved. Starring Greta Scacchi and Juliet Aubrey. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Early One Morning

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Chiara prepares to host Welsh teen, Maria, who claims to be Daniele's daughter. Stars Sophie Melville and Adam Thomas Wright. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Bea has big news for her husband Peter, now a Christian missionary on a distant planet called Oasis. Starring Joe Armstrong and Hayley Atwell. Narrated by Dougray Scott. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Dougray Scott
Beatrice:
Hayley Atwell
Grainger:
Kelly Burke
Jesus Lover Number One:
Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five:
Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four:
David Acton
USIC Psychologist:
Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor:
Elaine Claxton
Director:
Emma Harding

Duration: 14 minutes

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

From his mission on distant Oasis, Peter tries to reconnect with his wife Bea. Starring Hayley Atwell and Joe Armstrong. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Dougray Scott
Beatrice:
Hayley Atwell
Grainger:
Kelly Burke
Jesus Lover Number One:
Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five:
Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four:
David Acton
USIC Psychologist:
Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor:
Elaine Claxton
Director:
Emma Harding

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Bea and Peter's relationship reaches crisis point, as Peter's mission continues. Starring Joe Armstrong and Hayley Atwell. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Dougray Scott
Beatrice:
Hayley Atwell
Grainger:
Kelly Burke
Jesus Lover Number One:
Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five:
Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four:
David Acton
USIC Psychologist:
Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor:
Elaine Claxton
Director:
Emma Harding

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Peter is horrified to find Jesus Lover 5 gravely ill in intensive care while a pregnant Bea faces an uncertain future. Narrated by Dougray Scott with Hayley Atwell. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Dougray Scott
Beatrice:
Hayley Atwell
Grainger:
Kelly Burke
Jesus Lover Number One:
Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five:
Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four:
David Acton
USIC Psychologist:
Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor:
Elaine Claxton
Director:
Emma Harding

15 Minute Drama

The Corrections

Episode 13: The Good Daughter

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Denise's arrival for a St Jude family Christmas stirs some uncomfortable truths. Show more

Contributors

Enid Lambert:
Maggie Steed
Alfred Lambert:
Colin Stinton
Gary Lambert:
Richard Laing
Chip Lambert:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Denise Lambert:
Roslyn Hill
Don Armour:
Shaun Mason
Brian Callahan:
Ian Conningham
Robin Passafaro:
Kelly Burke
Mrs Nygren:
Hannah Genesius
Sylvia Roth:
Elaine Claxton
Ted Roth:
David Acton
Gitanas Misevicius:
Sam Dale
Caroline Lambert:
Jane Slavin
Caleb Lambert:
Adam Thomas Wright
Jonah Lambert:
Sean McCrystal
Adaptor:
Marcy Kahan
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Corrections

Episode 14: A Wonderland of Wealth

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The prodigal Chip returns home for Christmas. Show more

Contributors

Enid Lambert:
Maggie Steed
Alfred Lambert:
Colin Stinton
Gary Lambert:
Richard Laing
Chip Lambert:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Denise Lambert:
Roslyn Hill
Don Armour:
Shaun Mason
Brian Callahan:
Ian Conningham
Robin Passafaro:
Kelly Burke
Mrs Nygren:
Hannah Genesius
Sylvia Roth:
Elaine Claxton
Ted Roth:
David Acton
Gitanas Misevicius:
Sam Dale
Caroline Lambert:
Jane Slavin
Caleb Lambert:
Adam Thomas Wright
Jonah Lambert:
Sean McCrystal
Adaptor:
Marcy Kahan
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Riot Girls

Fear of Flying

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Isadora Wing has been married to psychoanalyst Bennett for five years. But she is restless and yearns for the perfect, guiltless, zipless sexual encounter. Show more

Contributors

Isadora Wing:
Julianna Jennings
Bennett Wing:
Kevin Shen
Adrian Goodlove:
Max Bennett
Isadora's Mother:
Adie Allen
Dr Reuben:
Sargon Yelda
Author:
Erica Jong
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Riot Girls

Fear of Flying

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Isadora Wing has overcome her fear of flying to travel to Vienna with husband Bennett to attend a psychoanalysts' conference. Here she meets charming Englishman Adrian Goodlove. Show more

Contributors

Isadora Wing:
Julianna Jennings
Bennett Wing:
Kevin Shen
Adrian Goodlove:
Max Bennett
Isadora's Mother:
Adie Allen
Dr Reuben:
Sargon Yelda
Author:
Erica Jong
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Primo Levi's The Periodic Table

Episode 3: Sulphur and Titanium

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Ben Crowe plays a boilerman who saves Primo's factory from disaster, and Evie Killip reads a short story about a little girl who is fascinated by a man painting with white paint. Show more

Contributors

Actor:
Ben Crowe
Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Set in the ancient world, a prospector travels from northern to southern Europe in search of the valuable, but toxic, lead rock. Read by Paul Copley. Show more

Contributors

Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Primo Levi's The Periodic Table

Episode 1: Vanadium, Part 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Janet Suzman introduces a new dramatisation of Levi's stories about the elements of life, starring Henry Goodman, dramatised by Graham White. Primo receives a letter from his past. Show more

Contributors

Older Primo:
Henry Goodman
Cometto:
John Rowe
Dr Muller:
Erich Redman
Younger Primo:
Akbar Kurtha
Polish Overseer:
Chris Pavlo
Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Primo imagines a fantasy meeting with his Piedmontese ancestors, who share a number of characteristics with the noble, rare and inert gases, such as Argon. Show more

Contributors

Older Primo:
Henry Goodman
Cesare:
John Rowe
Samuel:
Sam Dale
Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

The Wire

Dostoevsky and the Chickens

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Novelist Xiaolu Guo's first radio drama, set in a vast chicken processing plant in the Pacific Ocean. Two young convict-labourers read Dostoevsky and dream of a different life. Show more

Cooking in a Bedsitter

Series 2

Bolognese Cutlets

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Romcom inspired by Katherine Whitehorn's cookery classic. Trisha’s definitely over Deepak. Or so she says. Stars Nikesh Patel. Show more