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15 Minute Drama

Queens of Noise: Rip It Up

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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The story of all-girl band Velveteens moves to the States as they embark on their first big tour. What could possibly go wrong? Show more

Apple Tree Yard

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Psychological thriller. The murder trial continues, with Costley's defence coming under attack from the prosecution. When Yvonne takes to the stand, she confidently holds her own. Show more

Contributors

Yvonne Carmichael:
Emily Watson
Mark Costley:
Ben Chaplin
Gary Carmichael:
Mark Bonnar
DS Johns:
Denise Gough
Jaspreet:
Adeel Akhtar
George Selway:
Steven Elder
Dr Sadiq:
Anneika Rose
Dr Sanderson:
Alastair Galbraith
Susannah:
Susan Lynch
DI Cleveland:
Steffan Rhodri
Sathnam:
Assad Zaman
Kate Costley:
Kezia Burrows
Foreperson of the Jury:
Wendy Albiston
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Director:
Jessica Hobbs
Producer:
Chris Carey
Executive Producer:
Manda Levin
Executive Producer:
Amanda Coe

Midnight's Children

Part 2: The Birth of a Nation

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Saleem is born on the stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947, at the exact moment of Partition. Show more

Contributors

Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
The Midwife:
Renu Brindle
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Harmonium Player:
Kiran Thakrar
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Part 1: The Perforated Sheet

Duration: 57 minutes

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

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India, an ambitious dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Aziz:
Meera Syal
Emerald:
Deeivya Meir
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
The Hummingbird:
Sagar Arya
Major Zulfikar:
Ace Bhatti
Ramram Seth:
Sagar Arya
The Girl:
Shreya Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Part 5: Alpha and Omega

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic, dramatised by Ayeesha Menon. Saleem continues to talk telepathically to all the other Midnight's Children. Show more

Contributors

Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Homi Catrack:
Kulvinder Ghir
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Lila Sabarmati:
Maya Sondhi
Naseem:
Meera Syal
Young Shiva:
Nael Ameen
Young Parvati:
Nikita Mehta
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

1. The Perforated Sheet

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Dr Aziz falls in love with a woman hidden behind a perforated sheet. Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel starring Abhin Galeya. Show more

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

2. The Birth of a Nation

Duration: 1 hour

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

Saleem is born at the exact moment of Partition. Salman Rushdie's novel of love, history and magic starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Midnight's Children

Omnibus

3. All India Radio

Duration: 1 hour

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

Young Saleem discovers he has the power of telepathy. Salman Rushdie's novel of love, history and magic starring Zain Syed. Show more

Contributors

Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Doctors

Series 16

Episode 164: A Forced Marriage

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama series. DC Indhu Chaudry allows her own prejudices to cloud her judgement. Elsewhere, Emma and Franc have a lovely evening out. Show more

Contributors

Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Emma Reid:
Dido Miles
Ayesha Lee:
Laura Rollins
Dr Franc Christophe:
Daniel Schutzmann
Priya Kaur Banga:
Anneika Rose
Dawn Fraser:
Kate McEvoy
DC Indu Chaudry:
Somi De Souza
Director:
James Larkin
Producer:
Carol Harding
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Anisha is drawn in, and there is a knot to unravel at the Dower House.

Contributors

Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Christine Barford:
Lesley Saweard
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
PC Harrison Burns:
James Cartwright
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Alice Carter:
Hollie Chapman
Matt Crawford:
Kim Durham
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Anisha Jayakody:
Anneika Rose
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Rob acquires new ammunition, and the Grundys pull out all the stops.

Contributors

Director:
Gwenda Hughes
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Tony Archer:
David Troughton
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Alan Franks:
John Telfer
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Robert Snell:
Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Anisha Jayakody:
Anneika Rose

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Lilian is keen to help, and Pip needs some distance.

Contributors

Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Josh Archer:
Angus Imrie
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Freddie Pargetter:
Toby Laurence
Lily Pargetter:
Katie Redford
Johnny Phillips:
Tom Gibbons
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Anisha Jayakody:
Anneika Rose

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Lilian has a lot on her mind, and Harrison thinks it is time to move on.

Contributors

Director:
Julie Beckett
Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Tony Archer:
David Troughton
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Christine Barford:
Lesley Saweard
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
PC Harrison Burns:
James Cartwright
Matt Crawford:
Kim Durham
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Will Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Anisha Jayakody:
Anneika Rose
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Robert Snell:
Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Philip Moss:
Andy Hockley

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

An old face returns to Ambridge, and Brian finds himself at a crossroads.

Contributors

Director:
Gwenda Hughes
Series Editor:
Alison Hindell
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Josh Archer:
Angus Imrie
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge:
Tamsin Greig
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Alice Carter:
Hollie Chapman
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Anisha Jayakody:
Anneika Rose
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Robert Snell:
Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Adam struggles to be heard, and Rex has the final word.

Contributors

Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Alice Carter:
Hollie Chapman
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Alan Franks:
John Telfer
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell
Anisha Jayakoday:
Anneika Rose

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Tom struggles to accept the truth, and Anisha has a difficult day at the office.

Contributors

Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Josh Archer:
Angus Imrie
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
PC Harrison Burns:
James Cartwright
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Miranda Elliott:
Lucy Fleming
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Anisha Jayakoday:
Anneika Rose
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Jazzer McCreary:
Ryan Kelly
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Freddie Pargetter:
Toby Laurence
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell
Mr Sherman:
John Dougall

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Adam tries not to seem ungrateful, and Alistair and Anisha need to work together.

Contributors

Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Josh Archer:
Angus Imrie
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Phoebe Aldridge:
Lucy Morris
Christine Barford:
Lesley Saweard
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Harrison Burns:
James Cartwright
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Alice Carter:
Hollie Chapman
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Matt Crawford:
Kim Durham
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Anisha Jayakody:
Anneika Rose
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Lucas Madikane:
Connie M'Gadzah
Robert Snell:
Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd