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Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Action adventure in which the young son of an American engineer is kidnapped in the Amazonian rainforest by a tribe known as the 'Invisible People'. Show more

Contributors

Bill Markham:
Powers Boothe
Jean Markham:
Meg Foster
Young Heather:
Yara Vaneau
Young Tommy:
William Rodriguez
Kachiri:
Dira Paes
Uwe Werner:
Eduardo Conde
Padre Leduc:
Ariel Coehlo
Director:
John Boorman
Producer:
John Boorman

15 Minute Drama

The Awakening

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Edna continues to be enraptured by Robert’s company, but there’s a shock in store for her. Kate Chopin's novel which shook the US in 1899 starring Pippa Bennett-Warner. Show more

Contributors

Edna Pontellier:
Pippa Bennett-Warner
Leonce Pontellier:
Guy Paul
Celestine:
Petra Letang
Adele Ratignolle:
Sasha Pick
Madame LeBrun:
Adjoa Andoh
Dr Mandalet:
Peter Marinker
Adaptor:
Janice Okoh

Genres

On the Rocks

Series 1

Movies

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

1937, Morwenna is bored of island life as locals battle to resist attempts to modernise the post office. Stars Alex Tregear. Show more

Drama

Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Nine Lives by Anna Maria Murphy

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

An unexpected family secret is unearthed when Beth's elderly father Patrick claims never to have been born. Stars Eiry Thomas. Show more

On the Rocks

Series 1

Barter

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Morwenna is trying to improve herself and Frank needs a lesson in island economics. Starring Joseph Kloska and Alex Tregear. Show more

On the Rocks

Series 1

Spies

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

1937: On a remote Isles of Scilly island, the locals resist attempts to modernise their post office. Stars Joseph Kloska. Show more

On the Rocks

Series 1

Omens

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Old Grace is convinced strange things have started to happen since the new telegraph machine was installed. Stars Joseph Kloska. Show more

Free Thinking

Landmark: Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

In a special Landmark edition, Matthew Sweet and guests Jane Smiley, Jane Haynes and Christopher Prendergast explore Marcel Proust's novel A la recherche du temps perdu. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Smiley
Interviewed Guest:
Marie Darrieussecq
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Prendergast
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Breaking Free: Robert Musil's The Man Without Qualities

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

William Boyd, Margaret Drabble and Philipp Blom join Matthew Sweet to discuss one of the masterpieces of 20th-century European fiction, Robert Musil's The Man Without Qualities. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Drabble
Interviewed Guest:
William Boyd
Interviewed Guest:
Philipp Blom
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Webber
Producer:
Zahid Warley

On the Rocks

Series 2

Sermons

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Despairing of his island flock, Father Tregarthan enlists the help of an unlikely source. Stars Joseph Kloska and Alex Tregear. Show more

Contributors

Frank Gunwallow:
Joseph Kloska
Tommy Trenear:
Stuart Fox
Tregarthan:
Peter Marinker
Ben Trenear:
Alex Palmer
Morwenna-May:
Alex Tregear
Signor Di Bicci:
Sam Dale
Director:
Mary Peate

On the Rocks

Series 2

Swimming

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Ben’s not getting anywhere with Morwenna-May. 1930s comedy set on the Isles of Scilly. Stars Joseph Kloska and Alex Tregear. Show more

Contributors

Frank Gunwallow:
Joseph Kloska
Tommy Trenear:
Stuart Fox
Father Tregarthan:
Peter Marinker
Ben Trenear:
Alex Palmer
Len Oliver:
Ed Gaughan
Morwenna-May:
Alex Tregear
Director:
Mary Peate

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Novelist Jonathan Coe, author of What a Carve Up! and The Rotters' Club, presents his favourite pieces of writing to an audience at the Birmingham Literature Festival. Show more

Drama

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

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Book at Bedtime

Fright Night Shorts

The Rat King by John Connolly

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A macabre retelling of the Pied Piper story by John Connolly, author of The Book of Lost Things, Nocturnes and the bestselling Charlie Parker mysteries. Read by Peter Marinker. Show more

Book of the Week

Martin Sandler - The Letters of John F Kennedy

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

At the time of his inauguration, JFK was lauded by a famous poet. Read by Colin Stinton and Richard Laing. Show more

Book of the Week

Martin Sandler - The Letters of John F Kennedy

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, JFK receives some remarkable advice. Read by Colin Stinton and Richard Laing. Show more

Classic Serial

Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

A German merchant family fight to keep their supremacy in the changing world of 1840s Europe. Stars Michael Maloney and Barbara Flynn. Show more

Contributors

Narrator Count Molln:
Pip Carter
Johann Buddenbrook:
Kenneth Cranham
Antoinette Buddenbrook:
Ann Beach
Jean Buddenbrook:
Michael Maloney
Elizabet Buddenbrook:
Barbara Flynn
Toni Buddenbrook:
Clare Corbett
Young Toni:
Rosa Calcraft
Thomas Buddenbrook:
Angus Imrie
Young Thomas:
Thiago Los
Christian Buddenbrook:
Scott Smith
Young Christian:
Gene Goodman
Ida Jungmann:
Alison Pettit
Herr Hoffstede:
Shaun Prendergast
Herr Grunlich:
Ben Crowe
Pilot Schwarzkopf:
Peter Marinker
Morten Schwarzkopf:
Carl Prekopp
Armgard Von Schillink:
Karolina Cybulski
Gerda Arnoldson:
Serena Lamble
Julchen Hagenstrom:
Priyanka Patel
Herman Hagenstrom:
Spike White
Producer:
Chris Wallis

Classic Serial

Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

It's 1848 and the revolution comes to Lubeck. The story of a German merchant family. Stars Michael Maloney and Barbara Flynn. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Pip Carter
Jean Buddenbrook:
Michael Maloney
Elizabet Buddenbrook:
Barbara Flynn
Thomas Buddenbrook:
Joseph Millson
Toni Buddenbrook:
Clare Corbett
Christian Buddenbrook:
Carl Prekopp
Clara Buddenbrook:
Rosa Calcraft
Clara Buddenbrook:
Millie Binks
Gerda Buddenbrook:
Colleen Prendergast
Gotthold Buddenbrook:
Shaun Prendergast
Herr Grunlich:
Ben Crowe
Herr Kesselmeyer:
Stephen Critchlow
Pilot Schwarzkopf:
Peter Marinker
Herr Gosch:
Gerard McDermott
Ida Jungmann:
Alison Pettit
Producer:
Chris Wallis