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Duration: 2 hours, 7 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. When the gold flows, all is well. But when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Othello is the greatest general of his age. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own. Show more

Contributors

Montano:
David Ajao
Duke of Venice:
Nadia Albina
Citizen of Venice:
Eva Feiler
Gentleman of Cyprus:
Owen Findlay
Soldier:
Guy Hughes
Gratiano:
Gwilym Lloyd
Citizen of Venice:
Rina Mahoney
Gentleman of Cyprus:
Ken Nwosu
Brabantio:
Brian Protheroe
Gentleman of Cyprus:
Jay Saighal
Lodovico:
Tim Samuels
Director:
Iqbal Khan

Midnight's Children

Part 2: The Birth of a Nation

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Saleem is born on the stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947, at the exact moment of Partition. Show more

Contributors

Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
The Midwife:
Renu Brindle
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Harmonium Player:
Kiran Thakrar
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Part 1: The Perforated Sheet

Duration: 57 minutes

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

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India, an ambitious dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Aziz:
Meera Syal
Emerald:
Deeivya Meir
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
The Hummingbird:
Sagar Arya
Major Zulfikar:
Ace Bhatti
Ramram Seth:
Sagar Arya
The Girl:
Shreya Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

2. The Birth of a Nation

Duration: 1 hour

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

Saleem is born at the exact moment of Partition. Salman Rushdie's novel of love, history and magic starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

3. All India Radio

Duration: 1 hour

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

Young Saleem discovers he has the power of telepathy. Salman Rushdie's novel of love, history and magic starring Zain Syed. Show more

Contributors

Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Doctors

Series 14

Episode 152: Demolition

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Jas discovers an elderly patient refusing to leave his condemned tower block as he still feels the presence of his late wife. Kevin hits a nerve when he visits his mum. Show more

Contributors

Dr Jas Khella:
Vineeta Rishi
Clyde Jones:
Louis Mahoney
Sam Murphy:
Rina Mahoney
Dr Kevin Tyler:
Simon Rivers
Dr Emma Reid:
Dido Miles
Mandy Marquez:
Danielle Henry
Chris Reid:
Nathan Wright
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Rob Hollins:
Chris Walker
Laura Tyler:
Rebecca Lacey
George Buckley:
John Voce
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd
Producer:
Carol Harding

Drama on 3

Baby Farming

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

By Tanika Gupta. Drama exploring the growing phenomenon of childless couples in the West travelling to India to find a surrogate mother. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Caroline receives an important letter, and Lynda mulls things over.

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Jamie Perks:
Dan Ciotkowski
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Edward Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Robert Snell:
Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Meriel Archer:
Grace Quigley
Jess Titchener:
Rina Mahoney

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

David tries to help Ruth, and Dan drops a bombshell.

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Daniel Hebden Lloyd:
Will Howard
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Jamie Perks:
Dan Ciotkowski
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
William Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Nic Grundy:
Becky Wright
Edward Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Jess Titchener:
Rina Mahoney
Rosa Makepeace:
Anna Piper

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Contemporary drama in a rural setting.

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Daniel Hebden Lloyd:
Will Howard
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Jamie Perks:
Dan Ciotkowski
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
William Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Nic Grundy:
Becky Wright
Edward Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Jess Titchener:
Rina Mahoney
Rosa Makepeace:
Anna Piper

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Clarrie wants to heal the rift. Meanwhile, Alistair leads a frantic search. Show more

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Daniel Hebden Lloyd:
Will Howard
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Jamie Perks:
Dan Ciotkowski
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
William Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Nic Grundy:
Becky Wright
Edward Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Jess Titchener:
Rina Mahoney
Rosa Makepeace:
Anna Piper

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Leonie is feeling lonely. Meanwhile Jennifer tries to help. Show more

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Edward Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Leonie Snell:
Jasmine Hyde
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Jess Titchener:
Rina Mahoney
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Rosa Makepeace:
Anna Piper

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Jolene and Kenton are under a cloud, while Peggy has bought a present. Show more

Contributors

David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Tony Archer:
David Troughton
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Phoebe Aldridge:
Lucy Morris
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Jess Titchener:
Rina Mahoney
Peggy Woolley:
June Spencer

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Contemporary drama in a rural setting.

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Daniel Hebden Lloyd:
Will Howard
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Jamie Perks:
Dan Ciotkowski
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
William Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Nic Grundy:
Becky Wright
Edward Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Jess Titchener:
Rina Mahoney
Rosa Makepeace:
Anna Piper

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Darrell is caught red-handed, and there are visitors at The Bull. Show more

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Freddie Pargetter:
Jack Firth
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Jolene Perks:
Buffy Davis
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Jamie Perks:
Dan Ciotkowski
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Nic Grundy:
Becky Wright
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Edward Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Mike Tucker:
Terry Molloy
Vicky Tucker:
Rachel Atkins
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Mel Harrison:
Abigail McKern
Meriel Archer:
Grace Quigley
Jess Titchener:
Rina Mahoney
Director:
Julie Beckett

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Helen feels confused, and Ed makes a terrible mistake.

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Daniel Hebden Lloyd:
Will Howard
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Josh Archer:
Cian Cheesbrough
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
William Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Edward Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Jess Titchener:
Rina Mahoney
Producer:
Julie Beckett