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Hattie Naylor - The Forgotten

Duration: 1 hour

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

The aftermath of a nameless war is the setting for a dark retelling of the story of 'The Sleeping Beauty'. Stars Tim McMullan. Show more

Contributors

Ireena and Rosa:
Laura Greenwood
Young Charonne:
Harry McEntire
Charonne:
Tim McMullan
Sylvanne:
Ruth Mitchell
Director:
Paul Dodgson

Genres

Drama

In the Family

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Sean Grundy. A strange tale in which dysfunctional family relationships reach new heights - and depths. Show more

Contributors

Gillian Tattersall:
Diane Morgan
Peter Wells:
Colin Hoult
Barbara Wells:
Janine Duvitski
Colin Wells:
John Henshaw
Mr Forester:
John Biddle
Happy Jones:
Tony Marshall
Ann Tattersall:
Christine Hall
Barry Tattersall:
Sean Grundy

Genres

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Drama

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Pudding Lane, 2nd September 1666: The King's baker goes to bed – unaware his oven is still alight. Stars Kris Marshall. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
King Charles:
Ewan Bailey
Mayor Bludworth:
Matthew Gravelle
Mr Howells:
Dick Bradnum
Mr Houblon:
Richard Nichols
Mrs Batelier:
Eiry Thomas
Director:
Kate McAll

15 Minute Drama

Pepys: After the Fire

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam has a visit from Christopher Wren, and learns of the death of an old friend, Robert Hooke, who played a key role in the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Mary Skinner:
Eiry Thomas
John Evelyn:
Mathew Baynton
Robert Hooke:
Matthew Gravelle
King Charles II:
Ewan Bailey
Christopher Wren:
Tristan Sturrock
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Pepys: After the Fire

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam, now close to death, looks back on the city he has loved. London, once devastated by the Great Fire, has arisen anew from the ashes. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
Mary Skinner:
Eiry Thomas
John Evelyn:
Mathew Baynton
Christopher Wren:
Tristan Sturrock
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Pepys: After the Fire

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As the Great Fire of London in 1666 smoulders, Samuel Pepys remembers the homeless camped out on Moorfields. With Kris Marshall. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
Mary Skinner:
Eiry Thomas
John Evelyn:
Mathew Baynton
King Charles II:
Ewan Bailey
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Pepys: After the Fire

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

King Charles II calls for plans to rebuild London. John Evelyn, Robert Hooke and Christopher Wren, three of Sam's closest friends, are keen to present their ambitious designs. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
John Evelyn:
Mathew Baynton
Robert Hooke:
Matthew Gravelle
King Charles II:
Ewan Bailey
Christopher Wren:
Tristan Sturrock
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Pepys: After the Fire

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As the rebuilding of London begins, demolition work at St Paul's causes trouble for the neighbours. A fire at Sam's home threatens not just the family but his precious books. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Mary Skinner:
Eiry Thomas
John Evelyn:
Mathew Baynton
Robert Hooke:
Matthew Gravelle
Christopher Wren:
Tristan Sturrock
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

Drama

Paradigm

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Dark comedy by Sean Grundy in which members of the Kilmartin family discover that their lives are not what they thought they were. Show more

Contributors

Angela Kilmartin:
Michelle Holmes
Brian Kilmartin:
David Birrell
Lara Kilmartin:
Lucy Gaskell
Ewan Kilmartin:
Adam Barlow
Policeman:
John Biddle
Himself:
Sean Grundy

Genres

Brand

Drama

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam's affair with his maid has put a huge strain on his marriage. Elizabeth will not let Sam leave the house without a guard. With Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam is at Whitehall when he spots Debs, his former maid and lover. Unable to resist his pounding heart, he follows her. With Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam's eyes are causing him so much pain from writing in candlelight that he asks the King for time off from work so he can rest. Stars Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Elizabeth starts practising writing her journal, but Sam disapproves of her writing things down before they happen. Stars Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam and Elizabeth are enjoying the sights of Paris. Without warning, Elizabeth falls ill and they must return home. With Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. New Year's Day 1667, and Sam finds the Thames frozen while parts of London still smoulder from the Great Fire. With Kris Marshall, Katherine Jakeways. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
Lord Brouncker:
Tim McMullan
Mrs Bagwell:
Bethan Walker
Mr Mitchell:
Matthew Gravelle
Lord Batten:
Richard Mitchley
Doll Lane:
Eiry Thomas
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam celebrates his 34th birthday, but his neighbour Sir William faces charges of bribery. Stars Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
Lord Brouncker:
Tim McMullan
Lord Batten:
Richard Mitchley
Commissioner Pett:
Ewan Bailey
James, Duke of York:
Ewan Bailey
James Carcasse:
Matthew Gravelle
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Samuel discovers a problem with his plan for a new wig, while the Navy Office is in a dismal state. Stars Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

There is peace with the Dutch, so Sam goes to recover the family gold. Unfortunately, they can't quite remember where they put it. Stars Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
John Pepys:
Stephen Marzella
Dr Whistler:
Matthew Gravelle
Lord Brouncker:
Tim McMullan
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Dutch have entered the Thames, so Sam sends his wife to the country to hide the family gold. Stars Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
John Pepys:
Stephen Marzella
Landlord:
Ewan Bailey
Mrs Lane:
Eiry Thomas
Lord Brouncker:
Tim McMullan
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam's cousin Anthony Joyce asks to borrow £350 to rebuild his house, but before Sam can decide, Anthony jumps in a pond. With Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
Mrs Joyce:
Eiry Thomas
James, Duke of York:
Ewan Bailey
Prince Rupert:
Matthew Gravelle
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres