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The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Framley Parsonage

Episode 2: A Word of Warning

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The vicar worries that Lady Lufton may find out about the bill that carries his name, but she is too busy plotting. Starring Kate Buffery. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mark Robarts:
Pip Carter
Fanny Robarts:
Charity Wakefield
Lady Lufton:
Kate Buffery
Lord Lufton:
Joe Coen
Lucy Robarts:
Sarah Ovens
Nathaniel Sowerby:
Nicholas Farrell
Miss Dunstable:
Hattie Morahan
Mr Crawley:
Adam Kotz
Susan Grantly:
Charlotte Emmerson
Mrs Smith:
Elaine Claxton
Griselda:
Sarah Sweeney
Footman:
David Cann
Hotel Waiter:
David Cann

Genres

Drama

Nick Warburton - Irongate

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A woman walks once a year along the Thames, from Kew to Tower Bridge. Why? A play about love and loss, starring James Fleet and Emma Fielding. Show more

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Drama

Drama

Graham Greene - The Power and the Glory

2. The Last Priest

Duration: 1 hour

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

Mexico, 1930s: The Lieutenant is determined to track down the last priest in the state - the whisky priest. Stars Hugo Speer. Show more

Contributors

The Whisky Priest:
Stephen Rea
The Lieutenant:
Hugo Speer
The Narrator:
Danny Sapani
The Chief of Police:
Brian Protheroe
Luis's mother:
Nicola Ferguson
Padre Jose:
Sean Baker
Beggar:
Sean Baker
Jose's Wife:
Adie Allen
Grandmother:
Elizabeth Bennett
Captain Fellows:
Nick Underwood
The Governor's Cousin:
Nick Underwood
The Mestizo:
Jason Barnett
Brigitta:
Amy Jayne
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Drama

Graham Greene - The Power and the Glory

1. On The Run

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Tabasco, Mexico, 1930s: The last priest is on the run from the authorities who execute any priests they find. Stars Stephen Rea. Show more

Contributors

The Whisky Priest:
Stephen Rea
The Lieutenant:
Hugo Speer
The Narrator:
Danny Sapani
The Chief of Police:
Brian Protheroe
Luis's mother:
Nicola Ferguson
Padre Jose:
Sean Baker
Beggar:
Sean Baker
Jose's Wife:
Adie Allen
Grandmother:
Elizabeth Bennett
Captain Fellows:
Nick Underwood
The Governor's Cousin:
Nick Underwood
The Mestizo:
Jason Barnett
Brigitta:
Amy Jayne
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Drama

Holding Back the Tide

The Vauxgarth Pig

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Nick Warburton. Ronald Pickup stars as John Hector, who heads up an unlikely group trying to defend its home town against the worst ills of modernity. Show more

Contributors

Richard:
Paul Ritter
John Hector:
Ronald Pickup
Penrith:
Chris Pavlo
Mrs Cardabbon:
Susan James
Estate Agent:
Caolan McCarthy
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama

The People's Passion

Episode 1: Coming to Jerusalem

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Monday morning. Ellen is in early, looking for peace. Paul is at the gates, refusing to pay. Is the cathedral concentrating on the right things? Show more

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Drama

The People's Passion

Episode 2: Betrayal

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Callum has no job and nothing to fill his days, but he loves to sing in the cathedral's voluntary choir. Who would dream of stopping him? Show more

Drama

The People's Passion

Episode 3: Last Supper

Duration: 45 minutes

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

When the cathedral's Vice Dean Clive invites his girlfriend to tea, and verger Graham is bullied into feeding a troublesome visitor, neither man knows quite what he is in store for. Show more

Drama

The People's Passion

Episode 4: Trial

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Who are all the statues in the cathedral? Who remembers all the people named on the monuments? And why are there empty spaces? When Samir comes to the cathedral, he finds out why. Show more

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Tommies

27 April 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Under the constant threat of gas attack in La Brique, just north of Ypres, Mickey Bliss and his signals colleagues try to work out why the enemy are always one step ahead. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Pavan Jodha:
Rudi Dharmalingam
Ahmadullah Khan:
Danny Rahim
Pillow Wallah:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Leonie Vergeron:
Aurelie Amblard
Officer:
Damian Lynch
Gilbert Grosse:
Matthew Watson
Signaller:
Neet Mohan
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

Drama

Ten Lessons in Love

Duration: 45 minutes

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

An eclectic mix of writers, including Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Tim Key, Josie Long and Nick Warburton, provide ten very different perspectives on love. Show more

Drama

Holding Back the Tide

I Want to Thank You All

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Clare and Richard pay a visit to a famous resident and leave with more than they expected when John takes off with what he believes rightly to belong to the town. Show more

Drama

Holding Back the Tide

Herring Week

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Clare gets a job running Herring Week, but John is horrified that a southerner should be put in charge and attempts a coup. Show more

Contributors

Richard:
Paul Ritter
John Hector:
Ronald Pickup
Mrs Briggs of Events:
Sanchia McCormack
Headley:
Philip Fox
Norwegian Herring Enthusiast:
Simon Ludders
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama

Nick Warburton - Not Bobby

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Frank's new pet rabbit Bobby starts causing an unexpected stir at home. Satire on the education system. Stars Mackenzie Crook, Emerald O'Hanrahan, Kate Layden, Tessa Nicholson. Show more

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Drama

Drama

On Mardle Fen

Series 5

Part 1: Talk to the Bones

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Nick Warburton. Warwick dreams of expansion. He gets it into his head that they should have a covered area built on the side of the restaurant with romantic views over the river. Show more

Contributors

Warwick Hedges:
Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges:
Sam Dale
Marcia Hedges:
Kate Buffery
Samuel:
John Rowe
Bernard:
Ben Crowe
Director:
Claire Grove

Genres

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Framley Parsonage

Episode 1: Two Different Sets of People

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. The young vicar is attracted by the country house parties, little knowing what repercussions are in store. Stars Pip Carter. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mark Robarts:
Pip Carter
Fanny Robarts:
Charity Wakefield
Lady Lufton:
Kate Buffery
Lord Lufton:
Joe Coen
Lucy Robarts:
Sarah Ovens
Mr Sowerby:
Nicholas Farrell
Miss Dunstable:
Hattie Morahan
Mrs Proudie:
Joanna Monro
Harold Smith:
Clive Hayward
Dr Forrest:
Clive Hayward
Mrs Smith:
Elaine Claxton
Griselda:
Sarah Sweeney
Dr Robarts:
David Cann
Waiter:
David Cann
Culpepper:
David Cann

Genres

Drama

On Mardle Fen

Series 6

Part 1: Mardle End, part 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In the sixth and final series of Nick Warburton's comedy drama, chef Warwick Hedges goes in search of a magical, golden paradise... somewhere on Mardle Fen. Show more

Contributors

Warwick Hedges:
Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges:
Sam Dale
Marcia Hedges:
Kate Buffery
Samuel:
John Rowe
Director:
Claire Grove

Genres

Drama

On Mardle Fen

Series 6

Part 2: Mardle End, part 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Up a tree at dusk, eccentric chef Warwick Hedges, disguised as a badger, is shot at. Could this be poachers or something more sinister? Show more

Contributors

Warwick Hedges:
Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges:
Sam Dale
Marcia Hedges:
Kate Buffery
Samuel:
John Rowe
Director:
Claire Grove

Genres

Drama

Psalm

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Nick Warburton. Tense and moving drama springs from one curious fact: Elizabethan playwright Ben Jonson once escaped execution for manslaughter, just by reading a psalm. How? Show more

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Drama

Tommies

4 May 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A day of rest behind the lines is not easy for Mickey Bliss and his Signals colleagues. A time not only for parcels, a haircut and a drink or two, but also for bad temper. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Pavan Jodha:
Rudi Dharmalingam
Quartermaster:
David Cann
Madame Robin:
Elaine Claxton
Captain Paddon:
Damian Lynch
Lieutenant Perrin:
Matthew Watson
Sergeant Nixon:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies