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15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Passages from Empire

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ina has to come to terms with being posted in Mauritius, while Gwladys relishes the snowy challenges of her Newfoundland posting. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Passages from Empire

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ina's friendship with the Mauritian housekeeper helps her to cope with her new posting, while Gwladys is shocked by the hardships her patients in Newfoundland endure. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Passages from Empire

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ina and Beryl fall out badly until Ina becomes seriously ill, and the salutary story of Gwladys Hughes tending to a desperately ill woman in labour gives them some perspective. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Passages from Empire

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Back in her beloved Northern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Ina becomes engaged. Gwladys is thrilled to have moved too, to Labrador, to support the Inuit community. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Passages from Empire

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Happiness comes at last to Ina on her wedding day, made all the sweeter for a letter from Gwladys Hughes, still nursing on the other side of the world. Show more

Classic Serial

The Aeneid

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

With his father on his back and his son in his arms, Aeneas flees the ruins of Troy to follow his fate. The journey will take him to Hell and back, and test him to the very core. Show more

Drama

Hatch, Match and Dispatch

A Certain Date by Alan Harris

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Geoff is a busy pest control technician. Then Mystic June tells him something to alter his life. Stars Julian Lewis Jones. Show more

Saturday Drama

Under Milk Wood

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Acclaimed 2003 production of Dylan Thomas's classic 'play for voices'. Richard Burton's unforgettable 1963 performance joins Welsh stars Matthew Rhys, Ruth Jones and Sian Phillips. Show more

Contributors

First Voice:
Richard Burton
Second Voice:
Siân Phillips
Captain Cat:
Glyn Houston
Polly Garter:
Eiry Thomas
Rosie Probert:
Mali Harries
Mog Edwards:
Matthew Rhys
Myfanwy Price:
Lisa Palfrey
Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard:
Christine Pritchard
Mr Ogmore:
Sion Probert
Mr Pritchard:
Islwyn Morris
Reverend Eli Jenkins:
Wayne Forester
Willy Nilly:
Iestyn Jones
Cherry Owen:
Andy Hockley
Mrs Cherry Owen:
Ruth Jones
Lily Smalls:
Catrin Rhys
Sinbad Sailors:
Steven Meo
Mrs Beynon:
Sharon Morgan
Voice of a Guidebook:
John Humphrys
Composer:
John Hardy
Musician:
Lee Goodall
Musician:
Dewi Watkins
Sound Designer:
Nigel Lewis

Genres

High Hopes

Series 4

Episode 2: Every Picture Tells a Story

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

A valuable painting falls into the Hepplewhites' hands. They call on Daniel Gold, an old art expert friend of Mam's for help, but things go wrong. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 6

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

More people infected with plague, while Sam is busy with navy work, since England is now at war with the Dutch. With Kris Marshall, Katherine Jakeways. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
Mary Mercer:
Catrin Stewart
Mrs Pepys:
Manon Edwards
Sarah Udall:
Sara McGaughey
Lady Sandwich:
Bethan Walker
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres