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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 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

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

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

15 Minute Drama

Bindi Business: Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Fresh from her first flush of success, Bindi takes on a new business venture in property development. Stars Meera Syal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Bindi Business: Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Bindi’s stressed with the pressure from her personal and her business affairs, but unexpected help is at hand. Stars Meera Syal. Show more

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

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

Front Row

T2 Trainspotting, Bruntwood Prize, Agnes Ravatn

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Irvine Welsh and John Hodge on the sequel to Trainspotting; analysing the craft of the playwright; Agnes Ravatn on her thriller The Bird Tribunal, poems mourning the loss of trees. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Irvine Welsh
Interviewed Guest:
John Hodge
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Frankcom
Interviewed Guest:
Tanika Gupta
Interviewed Guest:
Agnes Ravatn
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Bate
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Angie Nehring

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson, Danny Wallace, Bill Bryson, Tanika Gupta, Steve Backshall, Rory O'Neill, Frazey Ford, Hugh Cornwell

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Danny Wallace are joined by Bill Bryson, Tanika Gupta, Steve Backshall and Rory O'Neill for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Danny Wallace
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Bryson
Interviewed Guest:
Tanika Gupta
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Backshall
Interviewed Guest:
Rory O'Neill
Performer:
Frazey Ford
Performer:
Hugh Cornwell

Loose Ends

Arthur Smith, Nikki Bedi, Tanika Gupta, Eleanor Tiernan, Suzi Ruffell, Rebecca Biscuit, Louise Mothersole, Whitney

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Arthur Smith and Nikki Bedi are joined by Tanika Gupta, Eleanor Tiernan, and Suzi Ruffell for a mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Whitney and Jacob Collier. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Arthur Smith
Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Tanika Gupta
Interviewed Guest:
Eleanor Tiernan
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Sh!t Theatre
Interviewed Guest:
Suzi Ruffell
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Mothersole
Performer:
Jacob Collier

Front Row

Stan Laurel novel; Tanika Gupta; film Una; Ed Skrein Walks Away

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Connolly on his fictional biography of Stan Laurel; Ed Skrein steps down from the role of a Japanese American; Tanika Gupta's new play, based on a resistance fighter uncle. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Connolly
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Ford
Interviewed Guest:
Tanika Gupta
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Maltby
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Julian May

Great Lives

Series 31

Tanika Gupta on Rabindranath Tagore

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writer Tanika Gupta nominates Rabindranath Tagore. With Matthew Parris and writer/translator Ketaki Kushari Dyson. From 2013. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Tanika Gupta
Producer:
Lizz Pearson

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 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