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Duration: 45 minutes

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

In the year 2020, the bees are nearly all gone. Human beings might be next. Stars Alice Lowe and Stuart McLoughlin. Show more

Contributors

Deborah:
Alice Lowe
Hire Car Salesman:
Alun Raglan
Customs Official:
John Norton
Lost Passenger:
Claire Cage

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Drama

Mandrake

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Irene threatens her neighbour when he suggests cutting down a tree. Her social worker Ruth is intrigued. Stars Sara Kestelman. Show more

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Drama

Drama

Mercury 13

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In the 1960s, Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb secretly took NASA's gruelling astronaut selection tests but they were never allowed to go into space. Anita Sullivan's drama explores why. Show more

Contributors

Jerrie Cobb:
Samantha Dakin
Randolf Lovelace:
William Hope
Tom Harris:
William Hope
John Glenn:
William Hope
Jackie Cochran:
Laurel Lefkow
Brigadier General Flickinger:
Morgan Deare
Dr Shurley:
Morgan Deare
Congressman Anfuso:
Morgan Deare
Narrator:
Laurel Lefkow
Interviewed Guest:
Wally Funk
Director:
Kate McAll

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Drama

Drama

Anita Sullivan - Titanium

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first space flight recalled by his training partner, Gherman Titov. With Derek Riddell and William Ash. Show more

Contributors

Gherman Titov:
Derek Riddell
Yuri Gagarin:
William Ash
Private Baskov:
Sarah Ovens
Nikolai Kaminin:
Alun Raglan
Sergei Korolev:
Stephen Marzella
Director:
Kate McAll

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Drama

Drama

Countrysides

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Anita Sullivan. A new play about what is happening in the countryside in response to the Hunting Act. With Tim McInnerny and Russell Tovey. Show more

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Drama

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Hailed as the first novel of the Trump era, Steve Erickson conjures the reappearance of the Twin Towers in South Dakota. Teenagers journey across a divided America to investigate. Show more

Dangerous Visions

Dark Vignettes

Spine

Duration: 14 minutes

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

3/4. Spine by Anita Sullivan. A mother and son must run the gauntlet of high-tech security, and severe travel-restrictions, to leave their homeland in search of a better life. Show more

Dangerous Visions

Anita Sullivan - The Bee Maker

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. It is 2020, and the bees are nearly all gone. Human beings might be nex. A cautionary tale about our busy technology-filled lives. With Alice Lowe and Harriet Walter. Show more

Contributors

Deborah:
Alice Lowe
Hire Car Salesman:
Alun Raglan
Customs Official:
John Norton
Lost Passenger:
Claire Cage

Genres

Classic Serial

Janet Frame - An Angel at My Table

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The extraordinary story of New Zealand's best known but least public author. Janet's life unravels as the repercussions from her attempted suicide play out. With Lorraine Ashbourne. Show more

Contributors

Janet as narrator:
Lorraine Ashbourne
Young Janet:
Bella Goode
Janet as a teenager:
Anna Skellen
Father:
Denis Lill
Miss Botting:
Federay Holmes
John Forrest:
Mike Sengelow
High School Girl:
Brianna Cox
High School Girl:
Georgia Rippon
Young Isabel:
Molly Doyle
Older Isabel:
Celeste Wong
Young Bruddie:
Peter McKenzie
Older Bruddie:
William Alexander
Director:
Karen Rose
Producer:
Karen Rose

Classic Serial

Janet Frame - An Angel at My Table

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Janet agrees to a short period in hospital to recover. But her mother's arrival triggers a reaction that will have calamitous repercussions for years to come. With Anna Skellen. Show more

Contributors

Janet Frame, the narrator:
Lorraine Ashbourne
Janet Frame 22-38:
Anna Skellen
Father:
Denis Lill
Miss Botting:
Federay Holmes
John Forrest:
Mike Sengelow
Patrick Riley:
Ruairi Conaghan
Doctor Cawley:
Richard Laing
Catalina:
Celia Meiras
Doctor Cump:
William Alexander
Director:
Karen Rose
Producer:
Karen Rose

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In the charity shop, Fran counts and checks all the pieces in the donated board games. But are the scrabble tiles trying to tell her something? Read by Rakie Ayola. From Apr 2014. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Contemporary stories by Anita Sullivan. Lem waits tables at a restaurant, but he brings so much more than food to the customers. Read by Tom Riley. From April 2014. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Grace is invaluable to a local Estate Agent in helping to sell difficult houses. But what is her special gift? Show more

Drama

Anita Sullivan - The Hedge

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Marion and Richard's perfect garden is thrown into chaos when a mysterious hand emerges from their hedge. Stars Fiona Shaw. Show more

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Drama

Drama

Fright Night: Ring

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. A British journalist living in Tokyo starts to investigate the mysterious deaths of four teenagers. Stars Matthew Gravelle. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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Three elderly tailors discover that the bespoke suit they're making has mysterious powers. Starring Allan Corduner. Show more

Drama

Anita Sullivan - Selfless

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A biker suffers amnesia after a road accident. Who is the stranger who rescues him? Psychological thriller with Adrian Bower, Mark Meadows, Nisha Nayar. Show more