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Drama on 3

Curated by Mark Ravenhill

Episode 1: Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Caryl Churchill's play, directed by Mark Ravenhill, focusing on the radical movements that erupted during the English Civil War in the 1640s. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama inspired by the prolific author of romantic fiction, Dame Barbara Cartland, whose own life was blighted by the heartbreak of divorce and the death of her beloved brother. Show more


Barbara Cartland:
Anne Reid
Lord Louis Mountbatten:
David Warner
Young Barbara:
Sinead Matthews
Ronald Cartland:
Tom Burke
Polly Cartland:
Jacquetta May
Hugh McCorquodale:
Christopher Naylor
'Sacchie' McCorquodale:
Elliot Cowan
Ian McCorquodale:
Robert Portal
Stacey, the lady's maid:
Rebecca Trowmans
Judy, the scretary:
Sarah Buckland
Kevin, the chauffeur:
Ewan Watson
Chat show host:
Stella Ross
Chat show guest:
Julie Barclay
Raine, aged 3:
India Skye Beale
Patrick Hastings:
Andrew Woodall
TV interviewer:
Philip Childs
Raine, aged 10:
Isadora Whitby
Sam Pamphilon
Tim Whitby

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Dramatised account of how Doctor Who was brought to the screen in 1963 by a young producer frustrated by TV's glass ceiling and an actor unhappy with a career of hard-man roles. Show more


William Hartnell:
David Bradley
Verity Lambert:
Jessica Raine
Sydney Newman:
Brian Cox
Waris Hussein:
Sacha Dhawan
Heather Hartnell:
Lesley Manville
William Russell:
Jamie Glover
Jacqueline Hill:
Jemma Powell
Carole Ann Ford:
Claudia Grant
Mervyn Pinfield:
Jeff Rawle
Rex Tucker:
Andrew Woodall
Douglas Camfield:
Sam Hoare
Judith Carney:
Cara Jenkins
Richard Martin:
Ian Hallard
Delia Derbyshire:
Sarah Winter
Peter Brachacki:
David Annen
Donald Baverstock:
Mark Eden
Matt Strevens


Saturday Drama

South Downs

Duration: 1 hour

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

By David Hare. Drama set in the '60s in Lancing College, Sussex. A pin-sharp pupil is cut off from his fellow boys by virtue of his own intellect, background and questioning spirit. Show more


Rev Eric Dewley:
Nicholas Farrell
John Blakemore:
Alex Lawther
Jeremy Duffield:
Jonathan Bailey
Basil Spear:
Andrew Woodall
Colin Jenkins:
Bradley Hall
Tommy Gunter:
Jack Elliott
Roger Sprule:
Liam Morton
Belinda Duffield:
Anna Chancellor
The voice of Sheila Blakemore:
Stella Gonet
David Hare
Jeremy Herrin



Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series. Martha represents Captain Ed Ryan in a court-martial. He is accused of disobeying an order, resulting in the death of a 19-year-old private. Show more


Peter Hoar
Peter Hoar
Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Martha Costello QC:
Maxine Peake
Martha Costello:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Micky Joy:
Phil Davis
Caroline Warwick QC:
Frances Barber
George Duggan:
Indira Varma
Alan Cowdrey QC:
Alex Jennings
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Bethany Brassington:
Amy Wren
Captain Ed Ryan:
Matthew McNulty
Captain Robert Cassidy:
Jamie Parker
Lt Col Jack Clemence:
Tom Beard
Judge Hoyle:
Tim McMullan
Major Scotter:
Andrew Woodall
Sgt Major Chris Pierce:
Mark Lewis Jones
Mrs Rivers:
Sonia Ritter
Paul McGovern:
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Private Andy Bloxham:
Joshua Mayes-Cooper
Fatima Ali:
Shanaya Rafaat
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon

New Tricks

Series 8

Episode 7: The Gentleman Vanishes

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Drama series. The UCOS team reinvestigate the disappearance of a prominent physics professor who was working on a revolutionary cold fusion research project. Show more


Brian Lane:
Alun Armstrong
Jack Halford:
James Bolam
Det Supt Sandra Pullman:
Amanda Redman
Gerry Standing:
Dennis Waterman
DAC Robert Strickland:
Anthony Calf
Stephen Fisher:
Tim McInnerny
Bea Mackenna:
Rebecca Front
Paul Leonard:
Matthew Blackmore
Martin Fallon:
Shaun Williamson
Alice Fox:
Keeley Forsyth
Kirsty Daniels:
Amy Phillips
David Townsend:
Gary Powell
Peter Rowley:
Kevin McMonagle
Brian Rutland:
Andrew Woodall
DI Thomas Doyle:
William Key