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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

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

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

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Drama

We Are Klang

Series 1

Episode 2: Crime

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Comedy series set in the council offices of the fictional town of Klangbury. The town is hit by a crime wave and everything is stolen, including the entire police force. Show more

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

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Drama

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

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Brand

Drama

History Retweeted

The Premiere of Romeo and Juliet

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Aspiring playwright Billy Shakespeare ponders how his new play will be received in a 16th century with wifi. From February 2014. 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

History Retweeted

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

East meets West in the field of online dating and Tim Berners-Lee tweets about his world-changing new invention. From March 2014. Show more

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

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

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

British New Wave

This Sporting Life

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

David Storey's repressed northern drama juxtaposes the trapped wants and needs of protagonist Arthur Machin with the stark aggression of the rugby pitch. Directed by Johnny Vegas. Show more

Contributors

Arthur Machin:
James Purefoy
Mrs Hammond:
Emily Watson
Maurice Braithwaite:
John Thomson
Judith Parkes:
Sheridan Smith
Mr Weaver:
Philip Jackson
Mrs Weaver:
Julia Davis
Lynda Hammond:
Sophie Wright
Mam (Machin):
Gwyneth Powell
Dad (Machin):
Wayne Forester
Commentator:
Ray French
Director:
Johnny Vegas
Adaptor:
Andrew Lynch

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History Retweeted

The Great Pyramid

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Just how did Pharaoh Khufu build such a feat of engineering while maintaining a hashtag game with his followers? From March 2014. Show more

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

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