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Memsahib Emma

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Emma Bhattacharjee sees no need for love or marriage, but she revels in interfering in others’ love lives. Stars Manjinder Virk. Show more

Contributors

Emma Bhattacharjee:
Manjinder Virk
Bhattacharjee:
Silas Carson
Krishna:
Maya Sondhi
Sumit Chowdhury:
Raj Ghatak
Miss Bates:
Meera Syal
Mrs Weston:
Tracy Wiles
Mr Elton:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
Tanika Gupta
Director:
Tracey Neale

Genres

Drama

Memsahib Emma

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Emma's plans for Krishna and Mr Elton backfire spectacularly but she is cheered by news of Frank’s arrival. Stars Maya Sondhi. Show more

Contributors

Bhattacharjee:
Silas Carson
Krishna:
Maya Sondhi
Miss Bates:
Meera Syal
Mrs Weston:
Tracy Wiles
Frank Churchill:
George Watkins
Jane Fairfax:
Rina Mahoney
Mr Elton:
Leo Wan
Mrs Elton:
Evie Killip
Adaptor:
Tanika Gupta
Director:
Tracey Neale

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Romantic drama. Worried about what is to become of her five unmarried daughters, Mrs Bennet believes she may found an answer when a wealthy bachelor becomes their neighbour. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Bennet:
Brenda Blethyn
Elizabeth Bennet:
Keira Knightley
Lydia Bennet:
Jena Malone
Mr Bingley:
Simon Woods
Kitty Bennet:
Carey Mulligan
Jane Bennet:
Rosamund Pike
Director:
Joe Wright

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Drama. Lady Susan temporarily moves in with her sister-in-law. Together with her best friend, she contrives sly plans to get her daughter and herself a husband. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Whit Stillman
Lady Susan Vernon:
Kate Beckinsale
Alicia Johnson:
Chloe Sevigny
Reginald DeCourcy:
Xavier Samuel
Mr Johnson:
Stephen Fry
Sir James Martin:
Tom Bennett
Charles Vernon:
Justin Edwards
Catherine DeCourcy Vernon:
Emma Greenwell
Sir Reginald DeCourcy:
James Fleet
Lady DeCourcy:
Jemma Redgrave
Frederica Vernon:
Morfydd Clark
Mrs Cross:
Kelly Campbell
Lord Manwaring:
Lochlann O'Mearain
Lady Lucy Manwaring:
Jenn Murray
Miss Maria Manwaring:
Sophie Radermacher

Duration: 1 hour

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

The prospect of marrying the men they love appears remote for the sisters without fortune nor connections. Stars Amanda Hale. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Marianne has a surprising encounter with Willoughby and complications arise for Elinor and Edward. Starring Olivia Hallinan. Show more

Classic Serial

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Jane Austen's masterpiece remains one of the nation's favourite novels and the first to ask if a woman could have it all. From February 2014. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Amanda Root
Elizabeth Bennet:
Pippa Nixon
Mrs Bennet:
Samantha Spiro
Mr Bennet:
David Troughton
Jane Bennet:
Lydia Wilson
Lydia Bennet:
Georgie Fuller
Kitty Bennet:
Carys Eleri
Mary Bennet:
Rosie Wyatt
Charlotte Lucas:
Michelle Terry
Mr Darcy:
Jamie Parker
Mr Bingley:
Joshua Maguire
Miss Bingley:
Fenella Woolgar
Sir William Lucas:
Sean Murray
Mr Denny:
Arthur Hughes
Mr Wickham:
Joel MacCormack
Director:
Sally Avens

Classic Serial

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Elizabeth is determined to hate Mr Darcy but finds the attentions of her cousin Mr Collins even more vexing. With Pippa Nixon, Jamie Parker, Samantha Spiro. From March 2014. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth Bennet:
Pippa Nixon
Mr Darcy:
Jamie Parker
Mrs Bennet:
Samantha Spiro
Mr Collins:
Toby Jones
Mr Bennet:
David Troughton
Charlotte Lucas:
Michelle Terry
Mr Bingley:
Joshua Maguire
Miss Bingley:
Fenella Woolgar
Jane Bennet:
Lydia Wilson
Lydia Bennet:
Georgie Fuller
Kitty Bennet:
Carys Eleri
Mary Bennet:
Rosie Wyatt
Mrs Gardiner:
Priyanga Burford
Colonel Fitzwilliam:
David Seddon
Lady Catherine de Bourgh:
Carolyn Pickles
Narrator:
Amanda Root
Director:
Sally Avens

Classic Serial

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Elizabeth has misjudged Wickham's character. Can she hope to ever see Mr Darcy again? With Pippa Nixon, Jamie Parker, Amanda Root and Lydia Wilson. From March 2014. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth Bennet:
Pippa Nixon
Mr Darcy:
Jamie Parker
Jane Bennet:
Lydia Wilson
Lydia Bennet:
Georgie Fuller
Mrs Bennet:
Samantha Spiro
Mr Bennet:
David Troughton
Kitty Bennet:
Carys Eleri
Mr Bingley:
Joshua Maguire
Miss Bingley:
Fenella Woolgar
Lady Catherine de Bourgh:
Carolyn Pickles
Mr Wickham:
Joel MacCormack
Mrs Gardiner:
Priyanga Burford
Mr Gardiner:
Steve Toussaint
Mr Collins:
Toby Jones
Narrator:
Amanda Root
Director:
Sally Avens

Book at Bedtime

Persuasion

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Elliot family, finding themselves in debt, are forced to rent out their baronial home to an admiral of the Navy, and Anne Elliot finds old connections come back to haunt her. Show more

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Persuasion

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anne Elliot goes to stay with her sister Mary and meets Captain Wentworth, to whom she was once engaged but has not seen in eight years, during which time he has made his fortune. Show more

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Persuasion

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anne Elliot, during a long country walk, overhears a conversation that disturbs her, but is gratified by an act of kindness shown to her by Captain Wentworth. Show more

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Persuasion

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A party, including Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth, goes to the seaside at Lyme, where Anne meets her father's heir, Mr Elliot, for the first time and a terrible event occurs. Show more

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Persuasion

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anne Elliot moves to Bath to be with her father and sister, and continues to get to know her father's heir, Mr Elliot. She also meets up with an old school friend. Show more

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Persuasion

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anne Elliot finds out from her sister Mary about an engagement which astonishes her, and Captain Wentworth arrives in Bath - seemingly a changed man. Show more

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Persuasion

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anne has an unexpected encounter with Captain Wentworth in Bath, where he observes her new friendship with Mr Elliot, her father's heir. Show more

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Persuasion

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sir Walter Elliot and his eldest daughter Elizabeth throw a party, issuing invitations to everyone, and Captain Wentworth writes Anne a letter. Show more

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Lady Susan

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The merry widow Lady Susan Vernon descends on her brother-in-law Charles for an extended visit, with a trail of admirers in her wake. And she's about to collect another. Show more