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Friday Drama

Enquirer

Duration: 58 minutes

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

A radio adaptation of the acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland and London Review of Books production, investigating the crisis in UK newspapers in the words of the journalists. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The real story of Robert Burns' Tam O'Shanter - from the viewpoint of a horse and a barmaid. With Maureen Beattie. From 2014. Show more

Saturday Drama

Lucy Gannon - Topaz

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. An unfortunate 19th-century poet walks from Dundee to Balmoral to seek royal patronage from Queen Victoria. Comic drama stars Brian Cox. Show more

Contributors

William McGonagall:
Brian Cox
Queen Victoria:
Niamh Cusack
Gatekeeper:
Stuart McQuarrie
Circus Master:
Sean Murray
Dougie:
Ali Craig
Queen's Maid:
Amaka Okafor
Director:
Bruce Young
Producer:
Bruce Young

Genres

Drama

The Giffnock Girls

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Three childhood friends reunite at a key moment in their lives in Marcella Evaristi's comic drama about sexual identity and mid-life crises in middle-class Glasgow. Show more

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

What would happen if the UK broke apart? In this everyday story of British folk, David and Ruth Fletcher face the UK's next civil war. Show more

Contributors

Dave Fletcher:
Jeremy Swift
Ruth Fletcher:
Maureen Beattie
Jonny Fletcher:
Sam Barnard
Kristina Matic:
Elinor Coleman
Alex Pritchard:
Ryan Whittle
Radio Free Manchester:
John Lightbody

First World Problems

Making Other Plans

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

What would happen if the UK broke apart? In this everyday story of British folk, David and Ruth Fletcher face the UK's next civil war. Show more

Contributors

Dave Fletcher:
Jeremy Swift
Ruth Fletcher:
Maureen Beattie
Maggie Pelling:
Elizabeth Counsell
Jonny Fletcher:
Sam Barnard
Tricia Ince:
Elinor Coleman
Kristina Matic:
Elinor Coleman
Helena Fletcher:
Lauren Cornelius
Alex Pritchard:
Ryan Whittle
Russell:
Ryan Early
News Anchor:
Emma Handy
Correspondent:
Kerry Gooderson
Journalist:
Sean Murray
Democratic Alliance MP:
Joseph Ayre
Cabinet Minister:
Stephen Hogan

First World Problems

Things Fall Apart

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

What would happen if the UK broke apart? In this everyday story of British folk, David and Ruth Fletcher face the UK's next civil war. Show more

Contributors

Dave Fletcher:
Jeremy Swift
Ruth Fletcher:
Maureen Beattie
Maggie Pelling:
Elizabeth Counsell
Jonny Fletcher:
Sam Barnard
Tricia Ince:
Elinor Coleman
Helena Fletcher:
Lauren Cornelius
Alex Pritchard:
Ryan Whittle
Philippa Fletcher:
Kerry Gooderson

First World Problems

What Country, Friends, Is This?

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

What would happen if the UK broke apart? In this everyday story of British folk, David and Ruth Fletcher face the UK's next civil war. Show more

Contributors

Dave Fletcher:
Jeremy Swift
Ruth Fletcher:
Maureen Beattie
Maggie Pelling:
Elizabeth Counsell
Jonny Fletcher:
Sam Barnard
Tricia Ince:
Elinor Coleman
Helena Fletcher:
Lauren Cornelius
Philippa Fletcher:
Kerry Gooderson
Emrys Driscoll:
Kai Owen
Olwen Driscoll:
Cara Chase
Janice:
Emma Handy
Radio Free Manchester:
John Lightbody

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

What would happen if the UK broke apart? In this everyday story of British folk, David and Ruth Fletcher face the UK's next civil war. Show more

Contributors

Dave Fletcher:
Jeremy Swift
Ruth Fletcher:
Maureen Beattie
Maggie Pelling:
Elizabeth Counsell
Jonny Fletcher:
Sam Barnard
Tricia Ince:
Elinor Coleman
The Dinner Lady:
Lisa Palfrey
The Engineer:
Gruffudd Glyn
Pete Angel:
Ryan Early
Border Guard:
Joseph Ayre

Friday Drama

Tough Love

Duration: 58 minutes

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

By Andrea Gibb. Parents Laura and Mark don't see the warning signs - missing bank cards, tumbling grades at school. Then they learn the terrible truth about their golden boy. Show more

Book at Bedtime

This Is Where I Am

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Debs volunteers for the mentoring scheme at the Scottish Refugee Council and is paired with Abdi, a Somali asylum seeker with a four-year-old daughter. Show more

Book at Bedtime

This Is Where I Am

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Debs takes Abdi to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery to introduce him to Glasgow's culture. As they look at the paintings, a tentative friendship is kindled. Show more

Book at Bedtime

This Is Where I Am

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abdi is unable to face the events of his last day at the refugee camp in Dadaab, but the first day is seared on his mind. He and Debs take on the Glasgow housing authorities. Show more

Book at Bedtime

This Is Where I Am

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abdi introduces Debs to his neighbour Mrs Coutts, and blossoming in the warmth of the burgeoning friendships all around her, little Rebecca gives them a thrilling surprise. Show more

Book at Bedtime

This Is Where I Am

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Debs takes Abdi to Loch Lomond and is surprised when his little daughter Rebecca comes too. Though he can't explain to her why he is late and stressed, he is enchanted by the loch. Show more

Book at Bedtime

This Is Where I Am

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abdi and Debs have had their first awkward disagreement but, when he returns home to face a crisis, she is the first person he turns to. Show more

Book at Bedtime

This Is Where I Am

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abdi has some good news so he takes Debs to a traditional Glasgow pub to celebrate. But his encounter with the Scottish police has prompted more memories of his time in Dadaab. Show more

Book at Bedtime

This Is Where I Am

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Debs and Abdi have been painting his new flat with the help of cheerful little Rebecca. But then Abdi's first day at work sparks a devastating flashback to his last day in Dadaab. Show more

Book at Bedtime

This Is Where I Am

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Debs has been looking after Rebecca while Abdi recovers in hospital from the trauma of his flashback. But finally it's time for the little girl to visit to her beloved father. Show more

Book at Bedtime

This Is Where I Am

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Debs has been overburdened by grief at losing her husband. Abdi shows her how to let it go and, in return, Debs makes a startling discovery about his family's last day in Dadaab. Show more