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Das Kapital

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Dramatised by Sarah Woods. 200 years since Karl Marx was born, this dramatisation imagines what he would make of our 21st-century global economy. Starring David Threlfall. Show more

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Drama

Reading Europe - Germany: Look Who's Back

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hitler is mistaken for a comedy impersonator by TV executives and becomes the star of a satirical show. His rants against foreigners and current politics increase in popularity. Show more

Contributors

Adolf Hitler:
David Threlfall
Fraulein Vera Kromeier:
Alex Tregear
The Kiosk Owner:
Ben Crowe
Frau Carmen Bellini:
Caroline Berry
Joachim Sensenbrink:
John Norton
Frank Sawatski:
Richard Mylan
Actor:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
Marcy Kahan
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary following homeowners and council tenants from a London council estate as they fight to save their homes and campaign against a planned multimillion-pound regeneration. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Ros Franey
Executive Producer:
Patrick Holland
Executive Producer:
Jane Merkin

Front Row

Anne Hathaway, David Threlfall, Believe, Lorna Simpson

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Anne Hathaway on her role in Rio 2, a review of the new Abrams-Cuarón TV series Believe, Lorna Simpson on a retrospective of her work, and David Threlfall on his role in Shameless. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Hathaway
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Lorna Simpson
Interviewed Guest:
David Threlfall

Front Row

Hail, Caesar!, Don Quixote, Thirteen, English Touring Opera

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang, including a review of the Coen brothers' Hail, Caesar!, David Thelfall and James Fenton on Don Quixote and the creator of BBC Three's Thirteen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
David Threlfall
Interviewed Guest:
James Fenton
Interviewed Guest:
Marnie Dickens
Interviewed Guest:
James Conway
Producer:
Dixi Stewart

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Norway: A Death in the Family

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In forensic detail, with excruciating honesty, the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard relives the story of his life and reflects on his teenage years and the death of his father. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Norway: A Death in the Family

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In forensic detail, with excruciating honesty, the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard relives the story of his life and reflects on his teenage years and the death of his father. Show more

Drama

John Gabriel Borkman

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Destitute after a fraud scandal, a disgraced banker is surrounded by the living ghosts of his past. Starring David Threlfall. Show more

Contributors

John Gabriel Borkman:
David Threlfall
Miss Ella Rentheim:
Susannah Harker
Mrs Gunhild Borkman:
Gillian Bevan
Vilhelm Foldal:
Philip Jackson
Erhart Borkman:
Luke Newberry
Mrs Fanny Wilton:
Jenny Rainsford
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Norway: A Death in the Family

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In forensic detail, with excruciating honesty, the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard relives the story of his life and reflects on his teenage years and the death of his father. Show more

Drama

John Gabriel Borkman

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Reunited with his old love, will John Gabriel find happiness or is the need for power still too strong? David Threlfall stars in Ibsen's timeless play. Show more

Contributors

John Gabriel Borkman:
David Threlfall
Miss Ella Rentheim:
Susannah Harker
Mrs Gunhild Borkman:
Gillian Bevan
Vilhelm Foldal:
Philip Jackson
Erhart Borkman:
Luke Newberry
Mrs Fanny Wilton:
Jenny Rainsford
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Norway: A Death in the Family

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In forensic detail, with excruciating honesty, the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard relives the story of his life and reflects on his teenage years and the death of his father. Show more

Tsar

Ivan The Terrible: Absolute Power

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Mike Walker's epic chronicle of the Russian Tsars opens with the story of Ivan IV’s fearsome reign. With David Threlfall. Show more

Contributors

Boris Godunov:
Shaun Dooley
Malyuta Skuratov:
Steven Hartley
Andrei Kurbsky:
Hugo Speer
Anastasia Romanov:
Kirsty Oswald
Prince Belsky:
Sean Baker
Jerome Horsey:
James Lailey
Metropolitan Philip II:
Jason Barnett
Younger Ivan:
Graham Butler
Younger Kurbsky:
Will Howard

Brand

Tsar

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Norway: A Death in the Family

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In forensic detail, with excruciating honesty, the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard relives the story of his life and reflects on his teenage years and the death of his father. Show more

The Romantics

Episode 1: Liberty

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Peter Ackroyd reveals how the radical ideas of liberty that inspired the French Revolution opened up a world of possibility for British writers such as Blake and Wordsworth. Show more

The Romantics

Episode 2: Nature

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Series presented by Peter Ackroyd about a group of visionary writers. As the Industrial Revolution took hold, the Romantics embraced nature in search of sublime experience. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Sam Hobkinson
Director:
Sam Hobkinson
William Wordsworth:
David Threlfall
William Blake:
Dudley Sutton
John Clare:
Rafe Spall
Lord Byron:
Joseph Millson

Drama

Reading Europe - Germany: Look Who's Back

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Adolf Hitler wakes up in 21st-century Berlin and decides it is time to retake control. David Threlfall stars as Hitler in Timur Vermes' provocative satire, adapted by Marcy Kahan. Show more

Contributors

Adolf Hitler:
David Threlfall
Fraulein Vera Kromeier:
Alex Tregear
The Kiosk Owner:
Ben Crowe
Frau Carmen Bellini:
Caroline Berry
Joachim Sensenbrink:
John Norton
Frank Sawatski:
Richard Mylan
Ali Gagmez:
Sargon Yelda
Actor:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
Marcy Kahan
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Norway: A Death in the Family

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In forensic detail, with excruciating honesty, the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard relives the story of his life and reflects on his teenage years and the death of his father. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Norway: A Death in the Family

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In forensic detail, with excruciating honesty, the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard relives the story of his life and reflects on his teenage years and the death of his father. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Norway: A Death in the Family

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In forensic detail, with excruciating honesty, the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard relives the story of his life and reflects on his teenage years and the death of his father. Show more