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Drama on 3

Macedonia

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By David Rudkin. Michael Pennington stars as the Greek poet and playwright Euripides who, in exile in Macedonia, begins to hear strange voices from a mountainside. Show more

Contributors

Oreivassa:
Mia Soteriou
Mefistes:
Sam Crane
Composer:
Mia Soteriou

Genres

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pliny the Younger goes shopping for a slave with secretarial skills to help him prepare his letters for publication. Show more

Contributors

Pliny the Younger:
Kieran Hodgson
Venta, the Slave:
Nigel Barrett
Marcella, Pliny's Mother:
Joanna Scanlan
Doris, the Cook:
Mia Soteriou
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pliny the Younger and his new Welsh slave go boar hunting. But Pliny prefers to leave the hard work to Venta, while he writes a letter to his friend. Show more

Contributors

Pliny the Younger:
Kieran Hodgson
Venta, the Slave:
Nigel Barrett
Marcella, Pliny's Mother:
Joanna Scanlan
Doris, the Cook:
Mia Soteriou
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Venta's position in the household is challenged when they visit Pliny's former mother-in-law and her servant singles Pliny out for special treatment. Show more

Contributors

Pliny the Younger:
Kieran Hodgson
Venta, the Slave:
Nigel Barrett
Marcella, Pliny's Mother:
Joanna Scanlan
Doris, the Cook:
Mia Soteriou
Pompeia:
Mia Soteriou
Pompeia's Slave:
Matthew Gravelle
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pliny the Younger, his mother Marcella and Venta the slave are invited to an ominous sounding dinner with Emperor Domitian. And Doris warns of an impending death. Show more

Contributors

Pliny the Younger:
Kieran Hodgson
Venta, the Slave:
Nigel Barrett
Marcella, Pliny's Mother:
Joanna Scanlan
Doris, the Cook:
Mia Soteriou
Hispulla:
Mia Soteriou
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres

Love, Nina

Episode 5

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Drama set in 1982 about 20-year-old Nina, who moves to north London to care for two boys. Nina crashes George's car and inadvertently passes the blame on to Malcolm. Show more

Contributors

Maria-Fernanda:
Mia Soteriou
Exam Invigilator:
Nina Stibbe
Director:
SJ Clarkson
Executive Producer:
Jamie Laurenson
Executive Producer:
Iain Canning
Executive Producer:
Emile Sherman
Executive Producer:
Nina Stibbe
Executive Producer:
Nick Hornby
Executive Producer:
SJ Clarkson

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pliny is put out when one of his dinner guests fails to show up. Then a visit from Regulus gives rise to a secret that Venta is compelled to keep. Show more

Contributors

Pliny the Younger:
Kieran Hodgson
Venta, the Slave:
Nigel Barrett
Marcella, Pliny's Mother:
Joanna Scanlan
Doris, the Cook:
Mia Soteriou
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres

Drama on 3

Andromache

Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes

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

A translation by Edward Kemp of Jean Racine's play Andromache, updated to the present day. With Tanya Moodie, Joel MacCormack, Alex Lanipekun and Susannah Fielding. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama

Michael Butt - Albert Speer's Walk Around the World

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Known as Prisoner Number Five in Spandau prison, Albert Speer invented global journeys to keep sane. Stars Patrick Malahide, Daniel Weyman and Basher Savage. Show more

Contributors

Albert Speer:
Patrick Malahide
Narrator:
Daniel Weyman
Margaret Hess:
Mia Soteriou
American Tourist:
Patrick Brennan

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Censoring an Iranian Love Story

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Contemporary drama from Iran. A writer must cheat the censor to publish his love story. Sara and Dara's illicit love must elude the feared Campaign Against Social Corruption. Show more

Drama

Censoring an Iranian Love Story

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Contemporary drama from Iran. A writer must cheat the censor to publish his love story. To win Sara's love, Dara now faces an unsuspected rival and a dangerous neighbour. Show more

Contributors

Petrovich:
Philip Arditti
Mother Sara:
Nathalie Armin
Father Sara:
Nabil Elouahabi
Mr Sinbad:
Pezh Maan
Brother Atta:
Pezh Maan
Jafar:
Raad Rawi
Father Dara:
Raad Rawi
Mother Dara:
Mia Soteriou
Translation:
Sara Khalili

Genres

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 1

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Venta the slave keeps an observant eye on Pliny the Younger, his mother Marcella and Doris the Greek cook in this second series of adventures in 1st-century Rome. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 2

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Pliny has been commanded by the Emperor to hold a banquet for General Agricola, recently returned a hero from his conquest of Britain. But all is not as it seems. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 3

Duration: 14 minutes

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

When the welcome party for returning hero General Agricola goes badly wrong, an innocent man has to pay a heavy price. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 5

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Venta has been wrongly arrested for murder and thrown into prison. There he meets a fellow convict, a dwarf who reveals the terrible fate that awaits them both. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 5

Duration: 14 minutes

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

From the imperial box, Emperor Domitian signals for the games to begin. Tigers are pitted against gladiators. Soon Venta and Calvin will have to meet their fate. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pliny, his mother Marcella and his slave Venta spend the day indulging in the pleasures of Rome - shopping and bathing. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Despite not believing in such things, Pliny has fallen in love at first sight. Meanwhile, Doris makes a surprising confession. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

Drama

Reading Europe - Turkey: The Bastard of Istanbul

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Elif Shafak's tale of two families bound by a shared past. An unexpected visitor sets the Kanzanci household in a spin. Show more

Drama

Reading Europe - Turkey: The Bastard of Istanbul

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Elif Shafak's tale of two families bound by a shared past. The long-awaited return of Mustafa brings the Kanzaci household to breaking point. Show more