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Drama

Best Queue

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Absurdist existential drama by Sean Grundy about a family stuck in a queue that never ends. Starring Susan Cookson. Show more

Contributors

Doctor Keith:
Alun Raglan
Other Voices:
Alun Raglan
Celebrity:
Tony Marshall
Newsreader:
Will Glennon

Genres

Brand

Drama

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 7

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Rumours that 1666 might prove to be an unlucky year are of no concern to Samuel Pepys. He is far more interested in his new friend, Mrs Knipp. With Kris Marshall. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
Mr Kriton:
Alun Raglan
Mrs Knipp:
Sophie Thompson
Lord Brouncker:
Tim McMullan
King Charles:
Ewan Bailey
James, Duke of York:
Ewan Bailey
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

A Speck of Dust

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

When Zoe's husband Ben leaves her for another woman, she is determined that the family will get on just fine without him. Show more

Home Front

3 December 1914 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

All is not well in the Winwood household, but Ralph cannot fathom why. Show more

The Real George Orwell

Biographical Dramas

Burma

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Mike Walker. In October 1922, Eric Blair travels to Burma to join the Imperial Police. His experiences in the country will affect him profoundly. With Joseph Millson. Show more

Drama

Graham Greene - The Confidential Agent

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. When a Republican agent in the Spanish Civil war arrives in England on a mission, he becomes a hunted man. Stars Alun Raglan. Show more

Contributors

Edgar Domniguez:
Alun Raglan
Captain Currie:
John Dougall
Victor Lazaro:
Jot Davies
Ronald Kaye:
John Bowler
Mrs Mendrill:
Karen Bartke
Bertie Forbes:
Nick Murchie
Spanish Diplomat:
Stefano Braschi
Lord Benditch:
David Sterne
Secretary:
Natasha Cowley
Begging Man:
Luke MacGregor
Adaptor:
Nick Perry
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama

Graham Greene - The Confidential Agent

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

A Republican agent in the Spanish Civil war is a hunted man - implicated in a young girl’s murder in England. Stars Alun Raglan. Show more

Contributors

Edgar Domniguez:
Alun Raglan
Spanish Diplomat:
Stefano Braschi
Inspector Collis:
Stephen Critchlow
Ronald Kaye:
John Bowler
Jim Barton:
Ian Conningham
Secretary:
Natasha Cowley
Woman in Benditch:
Karen Bartke
Bertie Forbes:
Nick Murchie
Captain Currie:
John Dougall
Policeman in Benditch:
David Sterne
Policeman in London:
Gavi Singh Chera
Adaptor:
Nick Perry
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Doctor Who

Series 5

Episode 8: The Hungry Earth

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Available for 2 months

The reptilian Silurians are the former rulers of Earth. A drilling project awakens them - and now they want their planet back!

Contributors

The Doctor:
Matt Smith
Amy Pond:
Karen Gillan
Nasreen Chaudhry:
Meera Syal
Tony Mack:
Robert Pugh
Producer:
Peter Bennett
Director:
Ashley Way
Ambrose:
Nia Roberts

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

Genres

15 Minute Drama

A Speck of Dust

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As the dust settles around the wreckage of her marriage, Zoe is determined to buy Ben out of the house. Only one thing stands in her way - her mother-in-law. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Speck of Dust

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Zoe begins a new cleaning job, as she tries to raise enough money to keep hold of the house. But the estate agent's valuation brings unwelcome news. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Speck of Dust

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Zoe's cleaning shifts have dried up, and she and the kids face the prospect of moving out of the family home. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Speck of Dust

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Zoe is forced to visit a food bank to fill the cupboards. But Marcus's gesture of goodwill lifts her spirits. Show more

Drama

Anita Sullivan - Titanium

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Worst Witch

Series 4

The Witching Hour, Part 2

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 4 months

When Agatha tricks most of Cackle’s into a world of magical landfill, it looks like her victims are all set to be recycled and disappear forever at midnight. Show more

Contributors

Miss Cackle:
Clare Higgins
Miss Hardbroom:
Raquel Cassidy
Maud Spellbody:
Megan Hughes
Ethel Hallow:
Jenny Richardson
Felicity Foxglove:
Dagny Rollins
Sybil Hallow:
Trixie Hyde
Beatrice Bunch:
Ynez Williams
Clarice Twigg:
Kitty Slack
Mabel Tapioca:
Annette Hannah
Izzy Peppercorn:
Saoirse Addison
Fenella Feverfew:
Billie Boullet
Miss Tapioca:
Zita Sattar
Miss Dril:
Shauna Shim
Azura Moon:
Luciana Akpobaro
Mildred Hubble:
Lydia Page
Mr Daisy:
Nitin Ganatra
Spike Jones:
Alun Raglan
Julie Hubble:
Nicola Stephenson
Director:
Lindy Heymann
Producer:
Kim Crowther
Executive Producer:
Sue Nott
Writer:
Neil Jones

Classic Serial

The Gothic Imagination

Episode 3: Frankenstein, part 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Sailing the Arctic wastes, Captain Walton picks up a passenger with a chilling story. Stars Jamie Parker and Shaun Dooley. Show more

Classic Serial

The Gothic Imagination

Episode 4: Frankenstein, part 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Mary Shelley's heart-breaking examination of obsession, pride and the need for love. With Jamie Parker as Frankenstein and Shaun Dooley as the Monster. Show more

Saturday Drama

Classic Chandler

Episode 8: Poodle Springs

Duration: 1 hour

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

Post-honeymoon, life as a kept man wears thin for Marlowe who cannot resist when he is given a case to solve. Stars Toby Stephens. Show more

Contributors

Philip Marlowe:
Toby Stephens
Linda Marlowe:
Lorelei King
Muffy Valentine:
Laurel Lefkow
Manny Lipshultz:
Peter Polycarpou
Angel Victor:
Sasha Pick
Bernie Ohls:
Gerard McDermott
Film Director:
James Lailey
Eddie Garcia:
Alun Raglan
Clayton Blackstone:
Sean Baker
Leonard:
Carl Prekopp
Turn Key:
Simon Bubb
Producer:
Claire Grove
Adaptor:
Robin Brooks

Death in Paradise

Series 5

Episode 6

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One East

Available for 5 months

Detective drama series. The team enter the high-pressure world of fine dining when a well-known chef is murdered in his own restaurant. Show more

Contributors

DI Humphrey Goodman:
Kris Marshall
Officer Dwayne Myers:
Danny John-Jules
DS Florence Cassell:
Josephine Jobert
Officer JP Hooper:
Tobi Bakare
Dexter Allen:
Martin Compston
Rosey Fabrice:
Fola Evans-Akingbola
Anouk Laban:
Tara Fitzgerald
Robert Holt:
Alun Raglan
Gary Holt:
Andrew Whipp
Catherine Bordey:
Elizabeth Bourgine
Director:
Roger Simonsz
Production Company:
Red Planet Pictures

Saturday Drama

David Dodge - To Catch a Thief

Duration: 1 hour

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

An ex-jewel thief in France battles to prove his innocence. The novel that became a Hitchcock film classic. Stars Jeff Harding. Show more

Contributors

John Robie:
Jeff Harding
Francie Stevens:
Jennifer Lee Jellicorse
Mrs Stevens:
Laura Brook
French Extras:
Martin Sorrell
Director:
Sarah Davies

Genres