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Classic Serial

Pather Panchali - Song of the Road

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Bibhuti Bhushan Banerji's classic story of poverty and love in a remote Bengali village. Stars Sagar Arya and Meera Syal. Show more

Classic Serial

Pather Panchali - Song of the Road

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Opu sees life outside the village and Durga looks forward to marriage. But the monsoon rains sparks tragedy. Stars Sagar Arya. Show more

Doctors

Series 18

Episode 26: A House is Not a Home

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Drama series set in a health centre. Tempers fray when one of the homeless people is exposed as an undercover journalist. Show more

Contributors

Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Al Haskey:
Ian Midlane
Ayesha Lee:
Laura Rollins
Ruhma Hanif:
Bharti Patel
Dr Sid Vere:
Ashley Rice
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Nic Katchevski:
Elizabeth Berrington
Shazia Amin:
Mandip Gill
Dave Preston:
Dean Williamson
Tommy Mbesi:
Percelle Ascott
Cam Lewis:
Simon Armstrong
Farhana Amin:
Renu Brindle
Iqbal Amin:
Mudassar Dar
pradeep Acharya:
Peter Singh
Ronnie Atkins:
Ian Billings
Director:
Simon Gibney
Producer:
Carol Harding
Executive Producer:
Mike Hobson

Drama on 3

Baby Farming

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

By Tanika Gupta. Drama exploring the growing phenomenon of childless couples in the West travelling to India to find a surrogate mother. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama on 3

The Home and the World

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Tanika Gupta's updating of Rabindranath Tagore's vivid and powerful novel about love, power and political awakening, which is given a contemporary British Muslim context. Show more

Drama

Memsahib Emma

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Emma Bhattacharjee sees no need for love or marriage, but she revels in interfering in others’ love lives. Stars Manjinder Virk. Show more

Contributors

Emma Bhattacharjee:
Manjinder Virk
Bhattacharjee:
Silas Carson
Krishna:
Maya Sondhi
Sumit Chowdhury:
Raj Ghatak
Miss Bates:
Meera Syal
Mrs Weston:
Tracy Wiles
Mr Elton:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
Tanika Gupta
Director:
Tracey Neale

Genres

Drama

Memsahib Emma

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Emma's plans for Krishna and Mr Elton backfire spectacularly but she is cheered by news of Frank’s arrival. Stars Maya Sondhi. Show more

Contributors

Bhattacharjee:
Silas Carson
Krishna:
Maya Sondhi
Miss Bates:
Meera Syal
Mrs Weston:
Tracy Wiles
Frank Churchill:
George Watkins
Jane Fairfax:
Rina Mahoney
Mr Elton:
Leo Wan
Mrs Elton:
Evie Killip
Adaptor:
Tanika Gupta
Director:
Tracey Neale

Genres

Woman's Hour

Tanika Gupta; Older women's style; Cook the perfect kofta

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tanika Gupta's new play explores the lives of women who worked as ayahs. Ari Seth Cohen's blog features New York women who dress flamboyantly in what he calls 'advanced style'. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Tanika Gupta
Interviewed Guest:
Silvena Rowe

15 Minute Drama

Bindi Business: Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

After a promising start Bindi’s Beauty Box looks in danger. Has Bindi taken on more than she can manage? Stars Meera Syal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Bindi Business: Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Now that Bindi's Beauty Box has hit some problems, Bindi desperately needs inspiration and guidance. Stars Meera Syal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Bindi Business: Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

With her family’s help, can Bindi overcome her business obstacles and lead Bindi's Beauty Box to success? Stars Meera Syal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Bindi Business: Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. Out of work at 51, Bindi Banerjee decides to start up her own beauty business. Stars Meera Syal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Bindi Business: Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

With Bindi’s Beauty Box taking off, Bindi must get her reluctant children on board if she’s going to succeed. Stars Meera Syal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Bindi Business: Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Bindi is preparing for the big opening of her development, but not everyone shares her vision. Starring Meera Syal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century - Letters from a Young Indian Revolutionary

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Set in 1930s Calcutta and based on letters and diary entries, the true story of Tanika Gupta's great uncle Dinesh Gupta and his resistance to British colonial rule. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century - Letters from a Young Indian Revolutionary

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Following the attack on the Writers' Building, Dinesh Gupta is incarcerated in a brutal prison regime awaiting trial. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century - Letters from a Young Indian Revolutionary

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Young Indian revolutionary Dinesh Gupta awaits execution, while his family hope for a chance to appeal. Show more

Snatches: Moments from Women's Lives

Series 1

Episode 6: Pritilata

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A monologue inspired by the story of Pritilata Waddedar, who campaigned for Bengali women to get the right to vote in 1930s colonial India.

Free Thinking

Meera Syal and Tanika Gupta in Conversation at Birmingham Rep

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Actor and author Meera Syal and playwright Tanika Gupta talk to Rana Mitter about the differences between novels and drama as Anita and Me opens on stage. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Meera Syal
Interviewed Guest:
Tanika Gupta
Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Producer:
Robyn Read

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century - Letters from a Young Indian Revolutionary

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Unbeknown to his family, Dinesh has decided to embark on a violent course of action. Show more