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John Steinbeck - East of Eden

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Adam’s fallen under the spell of the enigmatic Cathy but things are getting darker. Stars Holliday Grainger and Robin Laing. Show more

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Marathon Man

Duration: 1 hour

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

William Goldman's cult thriller about a student, a Nazi dentist and a network of spies. Dramatised by Stephen Keyworth. Show more

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John Steinbeck - The Pearl

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A tale of the greatest pearl ever found and the tragic impact its discovery has on one family. Narrated by Gary Lewis. Show more

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15 Minute Drama

The Truth About Hawaii

Lies

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

With the British public up in arms about Sarah's situation, the political fallout becomes a global issue. Show more

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Philip and Sydney

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Alan Pollock. In 1937 Philip Larkin's father took him on holiday to Germany. Philip never spoke of the trip. Alan Pollock's drama imagines what might have happened there. Show more

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Philip Larkin:
Pip Carter
Sydney Larkin:
Tim McInnerny
Hotel Keeper/Drinker:
John Rowe
Herr Hinck:
Sam Dale
Hans and all other parts:
Gunnar Cauthery

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Drama

Romance Is Dead: First Date

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Ben Lewis. Charmingly quirky comedy drama about an unwilling young psychic. Lauren and Jamie would probably make a great couple. If only he wasn't dead... Show more

Drama

John Steinbeck - East of Eden

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Two uneasy worlds are about to collide. Epic tale about the nature of good and evil starring Holliday Grainger and David Yip. Show more

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Secret Kebabs

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Dark comedy about a friendship between a relationship counsellor and a kebab shop owner. By Christine Entwisle, winner of the 2015 BBC Writer's Room Prize. Show more

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The Counsellor:
Pippa Haywood
Mrs Egg Sandwich:
Clare Corbett
Mrs Gordon Ramsay:
Clare Corbett
The Landlord:
Dennis Herdman
Mr Egg Sandwich:
Dennis Herdman
Mr Gordon Ramsay:
Jeremy Swift
Mr Sheep:
Jeremy Swift

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Boswell at Large: A Corsican Adventure

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. At 24, Boswell heads to delay the pressure of growing up. But is Corsica the adventure he was looking for? Stars Lorn Macdonald. Show more

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Idle Hands

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Christine Entwisle. Pitch black comedy about a woman whose retirement crisis gets out of control when she becomes obsessed with her postman. Show more

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Ben Lewis - Tiny

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Quirky comedy about a teenager who becomes an internet star because of his nightly good-news webcasts. With Joshua Jenkins, Julia McKenzie, Mark Heap. Show more

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Drama

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Adaptation of Alasdair Gray's cult novel, which tells the stories of art student Duncan Thaw and Lanark, a man who finds himself in a strange yet familiar place, Unthank. Show more

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15 Minute Drama

Five Days Which Changed Everything

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Autobiographical drama about love, loss and the unexpected moments of grace that preserve us, by Jo Clifford. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Five Days Which Changed Everything

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Autobiographical drama about love, loss and the unexpected moments of grace that preserve us, by Jo Clifford. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Five Days Which Changed Everything

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Autobiographical drama about love, loss and the unexpected moments of grace that preserve us, by Jo Clifford. The family find out whether Susie's tumour is benign or not. Show more

Classic Serial

John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Searching for work in 1930s California, the Joads learn thousands like them have also migrated west. Stars Michelle Fairley. Show more

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Take Me To...

Episode 3: Take Me to the Necropolis

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

By Oliver Emanuel. Darkly comic journey through Glasgow's infamous Necropolis. Alice and Sasha are celebrating their graduation when Alice takes Sasha on a trip to a graveyard. Show more

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