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15 Minute Drama

The Tales of Beatrix Potter

1. The Tale of Pigling Bland

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Two young pigs embark on an adventure on the way to market. Starring Johnny Vegas and Morwenna Banks. From December 2013. Show more

Drama

Pact

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Two strangers. One goal. New dramatic fiction by the multi award-winning team of Tony Pitts and Woolyback Productions. Featuring narration and original music by Richard Hawley. Show more

Contributors

Richard:
Tony Pitts
Richard's Mum:
Gwyneth Powell
Landlord Ken:
Dominic Brunt
Writer:
Tony Pitts
Director:
Tony Pitts

Genres

Brand

Drama

Shedtown

Series 3

Episode 3: Emu

Duration: 28 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. With waters of change silently rising, Dave is reunited with a naughty childhood 'sweetheart'. Stars Shaun Keaveny. From April 2014. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Maxine Peake
Father Michael:
James Quinn
Diane (in wigs):
Debra Stephenson
William:
Seymour Mace
Deborah:
Emma Fryer
Eugenius:
Neil Maskell
Norma No Rules:
Juliet Oldfield
Writer:
Tony Pitts
Director:
Tony Pitts

Shedtown

Series 3

End of the Pier

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Will the Sheddists opt to shed this new life again to drip back off the big wheel into reality? Stars Stephen Mangan. From April 2014. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Maxine Peake
Father Michael:
James Quinn
First Diane:
Suranne Jones
Diane (in wigs):
Debra Stephenson
William:
Seymour Mace
Deborah:
Emma Fryer
Eugenius:
Neil Maskell
Norma No Rules:
Juliet Oldfield
Director:
Tony Pitts
Writer:
Tony Pitts

Drama

Chequebook and Pen

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Johnny Vegas pays tribute to Les Dawson in a comic flight of fancy, imagining how the BBC might have chosen Les to host gameshow, Blankety Blank. Show more

Contributors

Dave Parkins:
Mick Miller
BBC Executive:
Mark Chatterton
Number Two:
Paul Foot
Doris (Barmaid):
Catherine Kinsella
Director:
Jim Poyser

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. With revolutionary France violently uprising, the British ruling class strive to prevent the same occuring. Stars James Purefoy. Show more

Contributors

Percy Blakeney:
James Purefoy
Marguerite Blakeney:
Sienna Guillory
Andrew Ffoulkes:
Eric MacLennan
Henri Chauvelin:
Enzo Cilenti
Suzanne De Tournay:
Abi Wain
French Cavalryman:
Graeme Rose
Prince of Wales:
Mike Rogers
Worsdale:
James Camp

Genres

Drama

Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Chauvelin's plot is in play, but has Marguerite's honey-trap worked? And can she save her brother? Starring Sienna Guillory. Show more

Contributors

Percy Blakeney:
James Purefoy
Marguerite Blakeney:
Sienna Guillory
Andrew Ffoulkes:
Eric MacLennan
Henri Chauvelin:
Enzo Cilenti
Suzanne De Tournay:
Abi Wain
Captain Duroc:
Graeme Rose
Citizen Brogard:
Mike Rogers
Prince of Wales:
Mike Rogers
Barsad:
James Camp
Wilmot:
James Camp

Genres

Drama

Interiors

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Johnny Vegas stars as Jeffrey Parkin, shining a mis-wired spotlight on the revelation that a house really stands up or falls down on the basis of its human contents. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

The Toffee Tip

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Semi-autobiographical childhood adventure-comedy, written and directed by Johnny Vegas. Johnny and Ian go on a quest to find a local dumping ground for shop-spoiled confectionery. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Tales of Beatrix Potter

5. The Tale of Ginger and Pickles

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A terrier and a ginger cat run a shop – mainly on credit. Stars Reece Shearsmith and John Henshaw. From December 2013 Show more

Drama

Monster

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Intense drama exploring male anger, how men become victims of victims and how the baton is passed from man to boy. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Shedtown

Series 3

Episode 1: No Rules

Duration: 25 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Not burdened by common sense or what has gone before, our Shedists spot a structure in the distance. Starring Stephen Mangan. From April 2014. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Maxine Peake
Director:
Tony Pitts
Writer:
Tony Pitts

15 Minute Drama

The Tales of Beatrix Potter

2. The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Duration: 15 minutes

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

If there's one thing we should all know - it's NOT to go into Mr McGregor's garden. Starring Chris Addison. From December 2013. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Tales of Beatrix Potter

3. The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jemima looks for a quiet place to lay her eggs away from the farmer’s wife. Starring Janine Duvistki. From December 2013. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Tales of Beatrix Potter

4. The Tale of Mr Tod

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Tommy Brock the Badger and Mr Tod the fox are old enemies. Stars Seymour Mace and John Henshaw. From December 2013. Show more

Drama

On It

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A young man joins Tony's boxing ring in an attempt to escape the circle of addiction he has come to inhabit. Written and Directed by Tony Pitts. Show more

Classic Serial

G&W Grossmith - The Diary of a Nobody

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Mr and Mrs Pooter move in to the Laurels and attend a ball. Victorian comic capers with Johnny Vegas and Katherine Parkinson. Show more

Contributors

Charles Pooter:
Johnny Vegas
Carrie Pooter:
Katherine Parkinson
William/Lupin:
Andrew Gower
Cummings/Horwin:
Adrian Scarborough
Gowing/Borset:
Stephen Critchlow
Mrs James/Mrs Purdick:
Jo Neary
Hardfur Huttle:
John Guerrasio
Farmerson:
Joe Ransom
Trillip:
Adam Gillen
Lillie Girl/Daisy Mutlar:
Sarah Sweeney
Adaptor:
Andrew Lynch
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Classic Serial

G&W Grossmith - The Diary of a Nobody

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Lupin upsets daily life and Carrie hosts a seance, while the Pooters dine with Franching in Peckham. Stars Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson. Show more

Contributors

Charles Pooter:
Johnny Vegas
Carrie Pooter:
Katherine Parkinson
William/Lupin:
Andrew Gower
Cummings/Horwin:
Adrian Scarborough
Gowing/Borset:
Stephen Critchlow
Mrs James:
Jo Neary
Hardfur Huttle:
John Guerrasio
Murray Posh:
Joe Ransom
Frank Mutlar:
Adam Gillen
Lillie Girl/Daisy Mutlar:
Sarah Sweeney
Adaptor:
Andrew Lynch
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

History Retweeted

Episode 1: The Moon Landing

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. From launch to landing. Follow the crew of Apollo 11 en route to the Moon in a snapshot of an internet-savvy 1960s. From February 2014. Show more