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The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Small House at Allington

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Adolphus Crosbie is determined to enjoy all the pleasures of high society, including the attentions of Lady Alexandrina, during his stay at Courcy Castle. Show more

Henry James

The Wings of the Dove

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

With Kate gone, Merton and Milly are alone in Venice but an unexpected visitor changes everything. Starring Nico Mirallegro. Show more

Brief Lives

Series 6

Episode 4

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

A woman is brought in for drink-driving. She is the wife of an old school friend of Frank's. She also has a black eye coming up. How did she get that? Show more

Drama

MetaphorMoses

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Gary Ogin. A young man wakes up as a bearded Orthodox Jew. What does his secular Jewish family do? Fast-paced comedy about religion and identity. Show more

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Our Hylda

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Poignant comedy drama about British TV's first female comedy star. For over 30 years, Hylda Baker was Britain's biggest comedienne when most comics were men. Show more

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Closely Observed Trains

Duration: 1 hour

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

It is 1945. For gauche young apprentice Milos Hrma, life at the sleepy railway station in Bohemia is full of complex preoccupations. Stars John Bradley and Verity Henry. Show more

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Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Time and Tide by David Hodgson

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Something weird happens on Teddy's stag night which makes him question everything. Stars Alan Morrissey. Show more

Drama

Higher

Episode 2: Restructure

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The vice-chancellor wants to restructure three departments into two, so one of the deans is for the chop. Jim Blunt is determined it is not going to be him. Show more

Brief Lives

Series 5

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

By Eve Steele. A screaming child at an airport being fought over by estranged parents. At first it seems like a tug-of-love case, but then Sarah discovers possible child abuse. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Intensive Care

Episode 5: Bottom's Dream

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Cath has come out of her coma. Nick fusses around her, anxious she will relapse. Show more

Tinsel Girl

Tinsel Girl

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A funny and unique look at disability and online dating, adapted from the diaries of Cherylee Houston by Lou Ramsden. Starring Cherylee Houston. Show more

Tinsel Girl

Tinsel Girl and the Tropical Trip

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Uplifting comedy drama about the life, loves and misadventures of wheelchair user Maz. Starring and inspired by Cherylee Houston. Written by Lou Ramsden. Show more

Brief Lives

Series 6

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Frank is called in to represent Jon, who is accused of historic sexual abuse. This has ramifications, as Jon is a teacher, and his wife has just had a baby. Show more

Brief Lives

Series 9

Episode 3

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Sarah is called in to defend a music teacher who has had an unlawful relationship with a student. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. It is 1964, and with the Carry On films at the height of their popularity, Kenneth Williams bumps into Charles Hawtrey in a London tea room. Starring Adam Godley. Show more

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Kenneth Williams:
Adam Godley
Charles Hawtrey:
David Charles
Louie Williams:
Janine Duvitski
Alice Hawtrey:
Marcia Warren
Gloria:
Lisa Allen
Director:
Gary Brown
Producer:
Gary Brown

Brief Lives

Series 7

Episode 4

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Ep 4 of the Manchester legal eagle series Show more

Drama

Andy Walker - The Man Who Jumped From Space

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Amazing true life story of the highest altitude emegency parachute jump, made by Captain Joe Kittinger in 1960. Stars Simon Lee Phillips, David Fleeshman. Show more

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Original British Dramatists

Episode 4: Art, Artefacts and Angels

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Phil Marley. Comedy about the trials and tribulations of a modern museum. A cash-strapped museum has a real draw in the famous Russian bog body the Angel of Archangelsk. Show more

Drama

Love, War and Trains

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Funny and poignant verse drama based on the story of how poet Ian McMillan's parents got married during the Second World War. Starring Billy Boyd (Pippin in Lord of the Rings). Show more

Drama

Michael Stewart - Dead Man's Suit

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. When a strange loner buys a suit in a charity shop, it changes his life. Black, supernatural comedy starring Jeremy Swift. Show more