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Book at Bedtime

Dissident Gardens

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Letters between Miriam in America and her father Albert in Germany shed new light on their relationship. Show more

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Mary Ann in Autumn

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Mary Ann has an unwelcome encounter with a presence from her past and Shawna is upset by Michael's revelation. From May 2016. Show more

Drama

The Great British Bridge Scandal

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Deborah Davis's story mirrors a bridge game: four players split into pairs pitted against each other, the stakes could not be higher but this is no game but a battle for truth. Show more

Contributors

Terence Reese:
Nick Waring
Boris Schapiro:
Stephen Critchlow
Dorothy Hayden:
Laurel Lefkow
Ralph Swimer:
Clive Hayward
Leonard Caplan:
David Cann
Sir John Foster:
Michael Bertenshaw
Simon Goldblatt:
Joe Davies
Director:
Tracey Neale

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Drama

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Significant Others

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Mary Ann and Brian's future has been decided. Faced with losing the steps, Mrs Madrigal resorts to chains. Stars Kate Harper. From July 2015. Show more

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Significant Others

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. 1980s San Francisco. Mrs Madrigal is tending her plants, Michael has found love again, and Brian and Mary Ann have moved up. Stars Kate Harper. From June 2015. Show more

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Mary Ann in Autumn

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Mary Ann returns to San Francisco with some big news to share with Michael. Starring Laurel Lefkow and Trevor White. From May 2016. Show more

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Mary Ann in Autumn

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Mary Anne takes some time out before her operation and Jake takes a chance on Jonah. Stars Laurel Lefkow and Fox Fisher. From May 2016. Show more

Book of the Week

The Dawn Watch

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Joseph Conrad was born with Poland in turmoil, hardly existing. After the death of his father and support from an uncle, he yearns for the sailor's life. Marseilles duly beckons. Show more

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

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Daisy continues her friendship with a handsome Italian and so Winterbourne faces a difficult decision. With Julianna Jennings. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Winterbourne travels to Rome to see the beautiful, free-spirited Daisy Miller again. With Julianna Jennings. Show more

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Daniel Weyman stars as David Bowie in this comic drama by Sean Grundy. Bowie leaves LA to escape the drug scene but Iggy Pop goes with him to Berlin, to make music and be 'normal'. Show more

Contributors

Roy Martin:
Tom Alexander
Romy Haag:
Scott Capurro
Zowie Bowie:
James Morley
Brian Eno:
Wilf Scolding
Iggy Pop:
Kerry Shale
Tony Visconti:
Martin T Sherman
David Bowie:
Daniel Weyman
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Producer:
David Morley

Genres

Brand

Drama

Short Works

Series 1

Clearing the Bones

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

By acclaimed US writer Celeste Ng. A woman questions her sister's romantic choices. Has she given up art for love? Laurel Lefkow reads. Show more

Contributors

Genres

F Scott Fitzgerald: The Lost Stories

Introduction & Thank You for the Light

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Essay extract from editor Anne Margaret Daniel. F Scott Fitzgerald’s darker tales read by Laurel Lefkow and Karen Bartke. Show more

Drama

Moya O'Shea - Super Chief

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. As the famous star-filled train leaves LA., a Pullman Porter is shocked to find his son is on the train. Stars Alex Lanipekun. Show more

Contributors

Munsden:
Morgan Deare
Mr Drexyl:
Steven Hartley
Mrs Parsons:
Laurel Lefkow
Constance:
Samantha Dakin
Fred Harvey:
Damian Lynch
Director:
Tracey Neale

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Top Kill

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Mike Walker. Demands for increased production from an oil well result in a calamitous loss of life and an environmental disaster. Show more

Contributors

Bat Masterson:
Colin Stinton
Karen Louis:
Lorelei King
Charlene:
Laurel Lefkow
Harrison Purcell:
Stuart Milligan
Mike Dos Passos:
John Guerrasio

Genres

Brand

Drama

15 Minute Drama

Where'd You Go Bernadette?

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. When 15-year-old Bee wins perfect grades, she calls in her parents' promise of a present. Starst Miranda Richardson. Show more

Contributors

Marcus Strang:
Don Gilet
Ollie-O/Jacob:
Sam Alexander
Paul Jellinek:
Patrick Brennan
Helen/Gwen Goodyear:
Susie Riddell
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

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

Elmore Leonard's classic western about John Russell, a white man raised by Indians, who must come to the aid of people who hate him when their stagecoach is attacked by outlaws. Show more

Contributors

Carl Allen:
Trevor White
John Russell:
Elliot Cowan
Mr Mendez:
Javier Marzan
Miss McLaren:
Kelly Burke
Frank Braden:
Steven Hartley
Audra Favor:
Laurel Lefkow
Lamar Dean:
Ben Crowe
Ex-Soldier:
Rick Warden
Sheriff Lyons:
Michael Shelford

Genres

Book at Bedtime

Dissident Gardens

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Alone in a Quaker boarding school, Sergius tries to come to terms with the loss of his family. Show more