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A Sudden Surge

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Jack Dickson. A belligerent bus driver discovers the unexpected benefits of a sudden surge of hormones as he begins to 'feel', for the first time in his unreconstructed life. Show more

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Book of the Week

Sharp - The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Episode 3: Susan Sontag

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Susan Sontag was a brilliant essayist - inquisitive, analytical and outspoken. Her work includes the ground-breaking Notes on Camp and the personal Illness as Metaphor. Show more

Drama

Orpheus and Eurydice

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Linda Marshall Griffiths re-imagines the myth that has inspired writers and musicians since ancient times. A contemporary story told from Orpheus' viewpoint. Show more

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Short Works

Series 1

Run

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

At a dinner party, a mother, adjusting to her daughter leaving home, meets a teenager who is just as lost as she is. A new short story by Ruth Thomas, read by Alexandra Mathie. Show more

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Drama

Eurydice and Orpheus

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Her Story, by Simon Armitage. A busking musician discovers a natural talent for the harp that has a deep, irreversible effect on his and his lover's lives. Music by PJ Harvey. Show more

Doctors

Series 15

Episode 19: Light My Fire

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

New policeman Dave is the only one who gives DI O'Neil a chance to solve the mystery of a suspicious warehouse fire which has seriously injured one of the workers. Show more

Contributors

DI Sonia O'Neil:
Ruth Millar
Andy Warren:
Jonathan Owen
Mikey Temple:
Lee Armstrong
Linda Fletcher:
Alexandra Mathie
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Chris Reid:
Nathan Wright
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Rob Hollins:
Chris Walker
DC Dave Cartwright:
Steve Jackson
Thomas Tembe:
Jude Akuwudike
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. What happens when a brilliant dancer loses his will to dance? Passionate play starring John Heffernan and Wyllie Longmore. From February 2014. Show more

Drama on 3

Mary Stuart

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Friedrich Schiller's account of the extraordinary relationship between England's Elizabeth I and her rival cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. In a version by David Harrower. Show more

Contributors

Mary Stuart:
Meg Fraser
Queen Elizabeth:
Alexandra Mathie
Mathie Mortimer:
Matthew Pidgeon
Leicester:
Robin Laing
Jane Kennedy:
Wendy Seager
Davidson:
Laurie Brown
Aubespine:
Grant O'Rourke
Melville:
John Buick

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Drama

Graeae's Midwich Cuckoos

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

As the Cuckoos' extraordinary powers grow, so fears grow for their and the safety of others. Michaela is increasingly at loggerheads with her father over how to deal with them. Show more

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Stone

Series 7

Episode 3

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Following a suspicious death in a fire at a homeless hostel, DCI Stone has to track down the victim's next of kin. Written by Richard Monks. Show more

Contributors

DCI John Stone:
Hugo Speer
DS Sue Kelly:
Deborah McAndrew
DI Mike Tanner:
Craig Cheetham
Edward Peverall:
David Schofield
Producer:
Gary Brown

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Drama

Graeae's Midwich Cuckoos

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Bold new version of John Wyndham's science fiction classic by Graeae, a disabled-led theatre company. Adapted by Roy Williams. Show more

Contributors

Charge Nurse:
Alexandra Mathie
Michaela (aged 12):
Annabel Pattison
Michaela (aged 18):
Hermon Berhane
Boy Cuckoo (aged 12):
Jermaine Anderson
Girl Cuckoo (aged 12):
Cassie Campbell
Boy Cuckoo (aged 18):
Adam Ali
Girl Cuckoo (aged 18):
Terri Donovan
Adaptor:
Roy Williams
Director:
Polly Thomas
Producer:
Polly Thomas

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Book of the Week

Sharp - The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Episode 4: Pauline Kael

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pauline Kael's biting, highly opinionated and sharply focused reviews in the New Yorker made her one of the most influential American film critics of her day. Show more

Book of the Week

Sharp - The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Episode 5: Nora Ephron

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Nora Ephron brought her sharp New York wit to all her work and in particular to her romantic comedies Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally. Show more

Book of the Week

Sharp - The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Episode 1: Dorothy Parker

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Profile of Dorothy Parker, who established herself as one of the most brilliant wits of 1920s New York. Show more

Book of the Week

Sharp - The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Episode 2: Mary McCarthy

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As both a novelist and a critic, Mary McCarthy was noted for bitingly satiric commentaries on marriage, sexual expression and the role of women in contemporary America. Show more

Drama

The Dad Who Fell to Earth

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Why does Tom believe his recently deceased dad was secretly an alien? Comedy drama starring Ronald Pickup and Toby Hadoke. Show more

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Small House at Allington

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Adolphus Crosbie is determined to enjoy all the pleasures of high society, including the attentions of Lady Alexandrina, during his stay at Courcy Castle. Show more

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Small House at Allington

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The arrival of the handsome Adolphus Crosbie causes quite a stir at Allington, especially with Lily Dale, who lives at the Small House due to the benevolence of her rich uncle. Show more

15 Minute Drama

To the Lighthouse

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Ten years pass and the Ramsays' house on the Isle of Skye remains empty. Mrs McNab the housekeeper tries in vain to keep it from falling into a state of disrepair. Show more

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Small House at Allington

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

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

Crosbie begins to understand what he’s marrying into as preparations for his wedding move apace. Stars Scarlett Alice Johnston. From January 2015. Show more