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The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Last Chronicle of Barset

Episode 1: The Way Things Are

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. In the sleepy village of Silverbridge, Henry Grantly has fallen in love again, and Mr Crawley finds that a butcher with a vengeance is someone to be reckoned with. Show more

Drama

Graham Greene - A Burnt-Out Case

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. A celebrated architect flees to the Congo only to discover you can never leave the past behind. Stars Ben Miles. Show more

Contributors

Querry:
Ben Miles
Dr Colin:
Danny Sapani
The Superior:
Neil McCaul
Father Thomas:
Philip Bretherton
Father Joseph:
Clive Hayward
Father Paul:
Adam Fitzgerald
Madame Guelle:
Sudha Bhuchar
Captain:
David Reakes
Controller:
David Reakes
Marie Morel:
Isabella Inchbald
Narrator:
Adjoa Andoh
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama

Graham Greene - A Burnt-Out Case

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

A celebrated architect flees to the Congo only to be hunted down by the press. Stars Ben Miles. Show more

Contributors

Querry:
Ben Miles
Dr Colin:
Danny Sapani
The Superior:
Neil McCaul
Father Thomas:
Philip Bretherton
Father Joseph:
Clive Hayward
Father Paul:
Adam Fitzgerald
Marie Morel:
Isabella Inchbald
Mother Agnes:
Kath Weare
Narrator:
Adjoa Andoh
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama

The People's Passion

Episode 5: The Road to Emmaus

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Nick Warburton. Good Friday is a big day for Robert, the cathedral's director of music. And despite his attempts to clear his mind, it all keeps going out of kilter. Show more

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Last Chronicle of Barset

Episode 2: Propose, Propose

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Lily's past returns to haunt her, Grace has a difficult letter to write, Johnny makes a new friend and Mr Toogood begins to live up to his name. Show more

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Last Chronicle of Barset

Dogged

Duration: 1 hour

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

Johnny tries to save Mr Crawley, who has a revelation, and the Archdeacon is struggling with his temper. Stars Samuel Barnett. Show more

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Last Chronicle of Barset

All The Work of His Life

Duration: 1 hour

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

Johnny's travel abroad solves Mr Crawley’s dilemma and brings him a new friend, but will it have repercussions? Stars Adam Kotz. Show more

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers

Episode 2: Things Unsaid

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Will the archdeacon's new vicar of St Ewold's be a challenge to the slippery chaplain, Obidiah Slope? From February 2014. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mr Harding:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Eleanor Bold:
Claire Price
Mr Arabin:
Steve Toussaint
Archdeacon Grantly:
Malcolm Sinclair
Obidiah Slope:
Richard Lumsden
Madeline Neroni:
Katherine Parkinson
Mrs Proudie:
Joanna Monro
Bishop Proudie:
James Lailey
Mrs Quiverful:
Carolyn Pickles
Mr Quiverful:
John Norton

Genres

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers

Episode 3: Games at Ullathorne

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Miss Thorne organises a summer fete for Barchester and then develops a cunning plan for Eleanor. Starring Tim Piggott-Smith and Una Stubbs. From February 2014. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mr Harding:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Archdeacon Grantly:
Malcolm Sinclair
Miss Thorne:
Una Stubbs
Eleanor Bold:
Claire Price
Obidiah Slope:
Richard Lumsden
Madeline Neroni:
Katherine Parkinson
Mr Arabin:
Steve Toussaint
Bishop Proudie:
James Lailey
Mrs Proudie:
Joanna Monro
Bertie Stanhope:
Joel MacCormack
Servant:
John Norton
Lady deCourcy:
Carolyn Pickles

Genres

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers

Episode 1: The New Bishop

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. The archdeacon wants to be the bishop, but will the current prime minister who favours him remain in power? From February 2014. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mr Harding:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Eleanor Bold:
Claire Price
Archdeacon Grantly:
Malcolm Sinclair
Obidiah Slope:
Richard Lumsden
Bishop Proudie:
James Lailey
Mrs Proudie:
Joanna Monro
Madeline Neroni:
Katherine Parkinson
1st Clergyman:
Joel MacCormack
Mrs Quiverful:
Carolyn Pickles
Dr Stanhope:
John Norton

Genres

Drama on 3

A Play for the Heart: The Death of Shakespeare

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Robert Lindsay, Oliver Chris and Gwilym Lee star in Nick Warburton's new play re-imagining Shakespeare's last day. What do his visitors want? And who is the man with bloody hands? Show more

Contributors

William Shakespeare:
Robert Lindsay
John Fletcher:
Oliver Chris
William Harvey:
Gwilym Lee
Unnamed gentleman:
James Lailey
Susanna Hall:
Nicola Ferguson
John Hall:
Nick Underwood
Hamnet:
Sam Bough

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

Contributors

Genres

Brand

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

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

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

Contributors

Genres

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

Contributors

Genres