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HG Wells

The War of the Worlds

Part 1

Duration: 57 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Following strange sightings on the surface of Mars, martian ships arrive on Earth and mercilessly invade. Starring Blake Ritson. Show more

HG Wells

The War of the Worlds

Part 2

Duration: 57 minutes

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

The Martians continue their merciless invasion, transforming the landscape and decimating the population. Stars Blake Ritson. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Going Straight by Melissa Murray

Episode 1

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

A comedy drama about sex, work and family. When lesbian Emma begins an affair with a man she finds that she has inadvertently betrayed the trust of the people she holds most dear. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Going Straight by Melissa Murray

Episode 2

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Pressure mounts on Emma to tell her best friend Kirsty about her affair - news that could ruin both their relationship and Kirsty's business. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Going Straight by Melissa Murray

Episode 4

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Lesbian Emma has been sacked by her best friend Kirsty. Now Emma's new boyfriend attempts to save her job, but Kirsty is determined to do the right thing. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Going Straight by Melissa Murray

Episode 5

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Emma's best friend's business is in ruins, her new boyfriend has disappeared and her former lover, Mary, is working in Croatia. Emma needs allies to get her life back on track. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Going Straight by Melissa Murray

Episode 3

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Comedy drama by Melissa Murray. Lesbian Emma tells her friend Kirsty about her affair with a man - a revelation that now threatens Kirsty's business. Show more

Drama on 3

The Last of the Volsungs

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

A powerful dramatisation of the tragic story of Sigurd Volsung and Brynhild, the woman he loves, with an introduction by its author, Melissa Murray. Show more

Home Front

23 February 1915 - Alan Lowther

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

At Marshalls, Alan's patience is being tested. Show more

Contributors

Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Andrew Williams:
Neil Grainger
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Gladys Lowther:
Elaine Claxton
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Telegram Boy:
Shaun Mason

15 Minute Drama

Melissa Murray - Good News

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Following a serious misdiagnosis, Adrienne must confront some unexpected issues. Starring Rosie Cavaliero and Neil Dudgeon. From July 2013. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Melissa Murray - Good News

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

With the discovery that her friend Adrienne is not going to die, fellow teacher Louise tries to come to terms with the good news. From July 2013. Show more

Drama

Melissa Murray - Tom Thumb Redux

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Research biologist Tom Latimer is losing his funding, his waistline and his young second wife Val. But his problems are about to get a whole lot smaller. From 2013. Show more

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Home Front

17 February 1915 - Johnnie Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Johnnie's lowly ambitions meet resistance at all levels. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Paddy Blackshields:
Chris Garner
Arnold Reynolds:
Neil Grainger
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield

Home Front

18 February 1915 - Fraser Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Fraser's day is one of constant negotiation, and not just on union matters. Show more

Contributors

Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Davy Wardle:
Stephen O'Raullian
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley

Home Front

19 February 1915 - Luke Lyle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Luke has low expectations of an assignment, until he meets Esther O'Leary. Show more

Contributors

Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Joyce O'Leary:
Tracy Whitwell
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Sgt Ryker:
Simon Harrison
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley

Home Front

20 February 1915 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Johnnie Marshall's attentions to Edie do not go unnoticed. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Johnny Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Davy Wardle:
Stephen O'Raullian
Woman Worker:
Hannah Genesius

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 18: 16-20 February 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The country may be at war and the factories at peak production, but there is time for romance in industrial Tynemouth. Show more

Contributors

Paddy Blackshields:
Chris Garner
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Joyce O'Leary:
Tracy Whitwell
Sgt Ryker:
Simon Harrison
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Arnold Reynolds:
Neil Grainger
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Davy Wardle:
Stephen O'Raullian
Woman Worker:
Hannah Genesius

Home Front

16 February 1915 - Cressida Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Cressida wants to be at the forefront of the women's struggle, but she cannot be taken seriously. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Amy Robinson:
Jane Slavin
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles

15 Minute Drama

Melissa Murray - Good News

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

With the discovery that her mother is not terminally ill, Adrienne's indecisive daughter Fred has to reassess her life. Starring Aimie-Ffion Edwards. From August 2010. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Melissa Murray - Good News

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

With the discovery that she is not ill, should Adrienne sink back into old habits or start afresh? Starring Rosie Cavaliero and Neil Dudgeon. From July 2013. Show more