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Drama on 3

Saint Joan, by George Bernard Shaw

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

An adaptation of Shaw's play dramatising the life and trials of Joan of Arc, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. Show more

Contributors

Joan (The Maid):
Lyndsey Marshal
Robert de Baudricourt/The Chaplain:
Paul Ritter
The Archbishop of Rheims:
Anton Lesser
The Duke of Tremouille/Inquisitor:
Sean Baker
Charles, the Dauphin/Charles VII:
Blake Ritson
Bluebeard/Brother Martin Ladvenu:
Nyasha Hatendi
Captain La Hire/John d'Estivet:
Daniel Rabin
Count of Dunois/de Poulengey:
Trystan Gravelle
The Earl of Warwick:
Jonathan Coy
Pierre Cauchon, Bishop of Beauvais:
Paul Hilton
Thomas de Courcelles:
Stuart McLoughlin
de Baudrincourt's Steward:
Brian Bowles
Dunois's Page:
Ryan Watson

Drama

George Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

A cockney flower girl is trained by a professor of phonetics to pass as a duchess. Stars Alistair McGowan and Morgana Robinson. Show more

Contributors

Henry Higgins:
Alistair McGowan
Eliza Doolittle:
Morgana Robinson
Alfred Doolittle:
Al Murray
Colonel Pickering:
Hugh Fraser
Mrs Higgins:
Siân Phillips
Mrs Pearce:
Charlotte Page
Mrs Eynsford-Hill:
Georgie Glen
Clara Eynsford-Hill:
Maeve Bluebell Wells
Freddy Eynsford-Hill:
Tom Forrister
Nepommuck:
David Sturzaker
Ambassador:
John Dougall
Ambassador's Wife:
Sarah Ridgeway
Bystander:
David Sterne
Director:
Emma Harding

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Drama

George Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Eliza‘s day of reckoning - can she pass as a lady at the ambassador's ball? Classic tale starring Al Murray and Sian Phillips. Show more

Contributors

Henry Higgins:
Alistair McGowan
Eliza Doolittle:
Morgana Robinson
Alfred Doolittle:
Al Murray
Colonel Pickering:
Hugh Fraser
Mrs Higgins:
Siân Phillips
Mrs Pearce:
Charlotte Page
Mrs Eynsford-Hill:
Georgie Glen
Clara Eynsford-Hill:
Maeve Bluebell Wells
Freddy Eynsford-Hill:
Tom Forrister
Nepommuck:
David Sturzaker
Ambassador:
John Dougall
Ambassador's Wife:
Sarah Ridgeway
Bystander:
David Sterne
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

The story of 15th-century French heroine Joan of Arc, who led an army to drive the English occupying forces out of France. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play. Show more

Contributors

Charles the Dauphin:
Richard Widmark
Dunois, Bastard of Orleans:
Richard Todd
The Earl of Warwick:
John Gielgud
The Inquisitor:
Felix Aylmer
John de Stognumber:
Harry Andrews
De Courcelles:
Barry Jones
The Archbishop of Rheims:
Finlay Currie
The Master Executioner:
Bernard Miles

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 11 days

A tale of rich privilege and a battle of wills as Barbara vows to save East End souls in a shelter. Stars Eleanor Tomlinson. Show more

Contributors

Adolphus (Dolly):
Jack Farthing
Lady Britomart:
Rebecca Front
Andrew Undershaft:
Matthew Marsh
Charles (Cholly):
Kieran Hodgson
Mrs Baines:
Susan Jameson
Jenny Hill:
Nicola Ferguson
Bill Walker:
Ewan Bailey
Snobby Price:
Sargon Yelda
Rummy Mitchens:
Adie Allen
Peter Shirley:
Sean Baker
Director:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Tracey Neale

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 10 days

Can Undershaft be trusted when he tells Dolly what the shelter needs and his intentions for Barbara? Stars Matthew Marsh. Show more

Contributors

Adolphus (Dolly):
Jack Farthing
Andrew Undershaft:
Matthew Marsh
Lady Britomart:
Rebecca Front
Charles (Cholly):
Kieran Hodgson
Mrs Baines:
Susan Jameson
Jenny Hill:
Nicola Ferguson
Bill Walker:
Ewan Bailey
Snobby Price:
Sargon Yelda
Director:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Tracey Neale

Genres

Drama on 3

Arms and the Man

Duration: 2 hours

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

By George Bernard Shaw. Romantic comedy exploring the ideals and realities of war, hypocrisy and nationalism. With Rory Kinnear, Lydia Leonard and Tom Mison. Show more

Contributors

Captain Bluntschli:
Rory Kinnear
Raina Petkoff:
Lydia Leonard
Major Sergius Saranoff:
Tom Mison
Major Petkoff:
Hugh Ross
Catherine Petkoff:
Frances Jeater
Major Plechanoff:
Roger May
Director:
David Timson