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Classic Serial

Dostoyevsky - The Russian Gambler

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

A brilliant pianist is sucked into a world of obsession when tutoring a wealthy Russian oligarch's daughter. Stars Ed Stoppard, Matthew Marsh, Dolya Gavanski, Isabella Blake Thomas. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

A revealing drama that looks at the life of singer Dame Shirley Bassey. The film charts Bassey's early career, from her humble roots to the start of her rise to stardom. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Colin Teague
Shirley Bassey:
Ruth Negga
Mike Sullivan:
Charlie Creed-Miles
Eliza Bassey:
Lesley Sharp
Kenneth Hume:
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Iris Bassey:
Larissa Wilson
Henry Bassey:
Babou Ceesay
Henry Bassey Jnr:
Isaiah Cai Forrest
Neighbour:
Victoria Pugh
Policeman:
Jack Llewellyn
Shirley (Aged 9):
Amira Arish
Juhni Sullivan:
Jeany Spark
Jack Hylton:
Matthew Marsh
Mrs Morrison:
Di Botcher
Chauffeur John:
Geraint Todd
Sharon Bassey:
Divine Faith Utonga
Executive Producer:
Eleanor Moran
Executive Producer:
Maxine Watson
Executive Producer:
Charles Thompson

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Meera Syal returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Some joyriders have crashed their stolen car and died at the scene. But what caused the teenagers to rebel? Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jackie Hartwell (Meera Syal) continues to investigate the suspicious death of some joyriders while still helping Brian to come to terms with the untimely murder of his daughter. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jackie has some news about the death of Brian's daughter, while her rekindled relationship with Alex keeps being disturbed. The police may have been involved in the car crash. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jackie has found more evidence about the death of Brian's daughter, while some disturbing news emerges about Alex's past. Starring Meera Syal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Small Town Murder

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A shocking truth emerges about the murder of Brian's daughter, while the cause of the joyrider's crash is finally understood. Starring Meera Syal. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Drama relating the remarkable story of Stephen Hawking's early years as a PHD student at Cambridge, his search for the 'beginning of time' and his struggle against illness. Show more

Contributors

Stephen Hawking:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Fred Hoyle:
Peter Firth
Roger Penrose:
Tom Ward
Jane Wilde:
Lisa Dillon
Dennis Sciama:
John Sessions
Isobel Hawking:
Phoebe Nicholls
Arno Penzias:
Michael Brandon
Bob Wilson:
Tom Hodgkins
Dr John Holloway:
Matthew Marsh
Nurse Susan McClean:
Anastasia Hille
Frank Hawking:
Adam Godley
Jayant Narlikar:
Rohan Siva
George Ellis:
Bertie Carvel
Robert Silkin:
Sebastian Armesto
Martha Guthrie:
Alice Eve
Rosencrantz:
Leon Ockenden
Guildenstern:
Che Cartwright
Lidia Sciama:
Carolina Giammetta
Train Passenger:
Linda Spurrier
Cab Driver:
James Warrior
Producer:
Jessica Pope
Director:
Philip Martin

GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Jack is reluctant to leave the house after being attacked by the Krays, but Billy Hill has other plans for him. Revenge is on the cards, while Brian gets his first taste of crime. Show more

Contributors

Joey Oldman:
Toby Jones
Cath Oldman:
Denise Gough
Brian Oldman:
Rory McMenamin
Jack Braden:
Tom Weston-Jones
Gracie Braden:
Ruth Gemmell
Bobby Brown:
Charlie Davies
Billy Hill:
Robert Glenister
DI Drury:
Matthew Marsh
Fat Cecil:
Matthew Marsh
Frank Cockain:
Michael Eaves
Sammy Cohen:
Jonathan Tafler
Leah Cohen:
Jasmine Hyde
Ronnie Kray:
Lewis MacLeod
PC Watling:
Nigel Cooke
Narrator:
Ross Kemp
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
GF Newman

GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Jack is riding high with his first taste of crime but things go wrong when his mother falls ill. Meanwhile, Joey gets an intriguing call from the Inland Revenue. Show more

Contributors

Joey Oldman:
Toby Jones
Cath Oldman:
Denise Gough
Brian Oldman:
Rory McMenamin
Jack Braden:
Tom Weston-Jones
Gracie Braden:
Ruth Gemmell
Eddie Richardson:
Charlie Davies
Selwyn Carruthers:
Charlie Davies
DI Drury:
Matthew Marsh
Billy Hill:
Robert Glenister
Frank Cockain:
Michael Eaves
Win Booker:
Lotte Rice
Sammy Cohen:
Jonathan Tafler
Mr Booker:
Lewis MacLeod
Sergeant Watling:
Nigel Cooke
Bank Manager:
Matthew Townshend
Narrator:
Ross Kemp
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
GF Newman

GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

While working in a shoe shop, Brian meets the MP Tom Driberg and embarks on a new course in life. Joey visits Jack's casino and realises there are new ways to make money. Show more

Contributors

Joey Oldman:
Toby Jones
Cath Oldman:
Denise Gough
Brian Oldman:
Rory McMenamin
Ruth Sutton:
Kellie Shirley
Jack Braden:
Tom Weston-Jones
Rikki the Malt:
Matthew Marsh
Win Booker:
Lotte Rice
Sammy Cohen:
Jonathan Tafler
Ronnie Kray:
Lewis MacLeod
Basil Jones:
Lewis MacLeod
John Bindon:
Charlie Davies
Narrator:
Ross Kemp
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
GF Newman

GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 1

Episode 8

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Joey starts investing in property in run down Notting Hill Gate but, in doing so, puts the Kray Brothers' noses out of joint. Who will win in the property wars? Show more

Contributors

Joey Oldman:
Toby Jones
Cath Oldman:
Denise Gough
Brian Oldman:
Rory McMenamin
Jack Braden:
Tom Weston-Jones
Billy Hill:
Robert Glenister
DI Drury:
Matthew Marsh
Charlie Richardson:
Oliver Mawdsley
Leah Cohen:
Jasmine Hyde
Ronnie Kray:
Lewis MacLeod
Violet Kray:
Ruth Gemmell
Sergeant Watling:
Nigel Cooke
Narrator:
Ross Kemp
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
GF Newman

GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 1

Episode 9

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Brian has been seriously hurt in gangland warfare. After his return from hospital, he feels sure the family has been making plans without him. Show more

Contributors

Joey Oldman:
Toby Jones
Cath Oldman:
Denise Gough
Brian Oldman:
Rory McMenamin
Jack Braden:
Tom Weston-Jones
Bank Manager:
Matthew Townshend
Arnold Goodman:
Edward Max
DI Drury:
Matthew Marsh
Sammy Cohen:
Jonathan Tafler
Leah Cohen:
Jasmine Hyde
Sergeant Watling:
Nigel Cooke
Tony Wednesday:
Petrice Jones
Narrator:
Ross Kemp
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
GF Newman

GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 1

Episode 10

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Brian and Jack harbour rival feelings for Leah while Joey makes bigger deals to secure his future. Brian continues to move in ever more influential circles. Show more

Contributors

Joey Oldman:
Toby Jones
Cath Oldman:
Denise Gough
Brian Oldman:
Joe Armstrong
Jack Braden:
Tom Weston-Jones
Bobby Brown:
Charlie Davies
Bank Manager:
Matthew Townshend
DI Drury:
Matthew Marsh
Cpt Tyrwhitt:
Jonathan Tafler
Leah Cohen:
Jasmine Hyde
Tom Driberg:
Nigel Cooke
Paul Raymond:
Theo Fraser Steele
Judge Stevenson:
David Shaw Parker
Narrator:
Ross Kemp
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
GF Newman

Drama on 3

Curated by Harriet Walter

Episode 3: A Human Being Died That Night

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Nicholas Wright. Factual drama based around psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's interviews with imprisoned apartheid assassin Eugene de Kock. Show more

Contributors

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela:
Noma Dumezweni
Eugene de Kock:
Matthew Marsh
Producer:
Toby Swift

Genres

Drama on 3

Ninety Minutes with Stanislavski

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Cressida has 90 minutes before her next run-through of The Seagull. She's in trouble. Help arrives from five legendary acting teachers. Can they rescue her in time? Show more

Contributors

Bobby Lewis:
Colin Stinton
Cressida Yorke:
Norah Lopez Holden
Stella Adler:
Maggie Steed
Harold Clurman:
Matthew Marsh
Lee Strasberg:
Nicholas Woodeson
Stanislavski:
Bruce Alexander

Genres

Spooks

Series 7

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Drama series about the British Security Service. Lucas reveals that the Russians interrogated him about Operation Sugar Horse, the most secret ongoing spy operation MI5 ever had. Show more

Contributors

Harry Pearce:
Peter Firth
Ros Myers:
Hermione Norris
Jo Portman:
Miranda Raison
Malcolm Wynn-Jones:
Hugh Simon
Bob Hogan:
Matthew Marsh
Lucas North:
Richard Armitage
Connie James:
Gemma Jones
Ben Kaplan:
Alex Lanipekun
Producer:
Katie Swinden

Spooks

Series 6

Episode 7

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 9 months

Drama series about the British Security Service. A group of white anti-Islamists storm a televised debate on a new peace deal between the US and Iran and take everyone hostage. Show more

Contributors

Adam Carter:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Harry Pearce:
Peter Firth
Ros Myers:
Hermione Norris
Jo Portman:
Miranda Raison
Connie James:
Gemma Jones
Malcolm Wynn-Jones:
Hugh Simon
Bob Hogan:
Matthew Marsh
Producer:
Katie Swinden
Tessa Phillips:
Jenny Agutter
Mary Kane:
Lisa Eichhorn
Zoe Reynolds:
Keeley Hawes
Helen Flynn:
Lisa Faulkner
Ellie Simm:
Esther Hall
Danny Hunter:
David Oyelowo
Writer:
David Farr

Spooks

Series 6

Episode 8

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 9 months

Drama series about the British Security Service. As the team discover the size and reach of the Yalta organisation, Ros desperately attempts to escape identification. Show more

Contributors

Adam Carter:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Harry Pearce:
Peter Firth
Ros Myers:
Hermione Norris
Jo Portman:
Miranda Raison
Malcolm Wynn-Jones:
Hugh Simon
Producer:
Katie Swinden
Tessa Phillips:
Jenny Agutter
Mary Kane:
Lisa Eichhorn
Zoe Reynolds:
Keeley Hawes
Helen Flynn:
Lisa Faulkner
Ellie Simm:
Esther Hall
Danny Hunter:
David Oyelowo
Writer:
Neil Cross

Father Brown

Series 9

The New Order

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North East & CumbriaLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 7 months

Father Brown finds his position under threat when he clashes with an influential new parishioner.

Contributors

Father Brown:
Mark Williams
Mrs McCarthy:
Sorcha Cusack
Inspector Mallory:
Jack Deam
Sergeant Goodfellow:
John Burton
Canon Fox:
Roger May
Lord Arthur Hawthorne:
Matthew Marsh
Lady Margot Hawthorne:
Sara Stewart
Director:
Jo Hallows
Executive Producer:
Will Trotter