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Shardlake

Sovereign

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Shardlake and Barak arrive in York a day ahead of King Henry VIII’s spectacular Royal Progress to York. Stars Justin Salinger. Show more

Shardlake

Sovereign

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After the second attempt on his life, Shardlake’s convinced stolen papers hold the key to the mystery. Stars Justin Salinger. Show more

Shardlake

Sovereign

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Falsely accused of treason, Shardlake awaits his fate in the Tower of London. Starring Justin Salinger and Bryan Dick. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The True Story of Bonnie Parker

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Having dropped out of high school and married at 16, the young Bonnie Parker is working as a waitress. Her life is about to change - when she meets Clyde Barrow. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The True Story of Bonnie Parker

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Bonnie has decided on a life on the road with Clyde. But they are soon on the run from the law. A fresh take on the classic tale by Beatrice Colin. From August 2013. Show more

Home Front

5 May 1916 - Cora Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, the Western Times reported the French were gaining ground at Verdun, while Cora Gidley is on the defensive. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Agatha Christie:
Melody Grove
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Emily Coville:
Scarlett Brookes
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Jacques Hamoir:
Michael Bertenshaw
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Pat McCrory:
Jonny Holden
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Series celebrating the unique atmosphere of crime writing festivals. Sarah Hilary’s character Ella breaks away from the mainstream and is embraced by the crime writing fraternity. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The True Story of Bonnie Parker

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Photographs of Bonnie and Clyde posing with guns are in the press. Now they are wanted - dead or alive. By Beatrice Colin. Starring Melody Grove. From August 2013. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The True Story of Bonnie Parker

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Bonnie and Clyde are holed up in Oklahoma, but the law is closing in on them. A new take on a classic by Beatrice Colin. Starring Finn den Hertog, Melody Grove. From August 2013. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The True Story of Bonnie Parker

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Bonnie and Clyde spring a young convict from jail and commit ever more desperate crimes. Clyde remains optimistic, but Bonnie knows that time is running out. From August 2013. Show more

Drama

BACH: The Great Passion

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Bach rehearses the first performance of his St Matthew Passion. But his choir and his musicians make exhausting demands on him, threatening to derail this gargantuan undertaking. Show more

Contributors

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Simon Russell Beale
Anna Magdalena Bach:
Melody Grove
Christian Henrici (Picander):
Al Weaver
Stefan Meissner:
Adam Greaves Neal
Paul Christian Stolle:
Stephen Boxer
Salomon Deyling:
David Horovitch
Johann Gottlieb Gorner:
Tom Goodman-Hill
Bach's Child:
Damon Denton-Snape
Producer:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Brand

Drama

Call the Midwife

Series 6

Episode 7

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for years

Drama about a group of midwives. Dr Turner helps the Mullucks cope with the stresses of caring for a disabled child as the terrible legacy of thalidomide becomes apparent. Show more

Contributors

Sister Julienne:
Jenny Agutter
Nurse Phyllis Crane:
Linda Bassett
Sister Monica Joan:
Judy Parfitt
Nurse Trixie Franklin:
Helen George
Shelagh Turner:
Laura Main
Nurse Valerie Dyer:
Jennifer Kirby
Nurse Barbara Gilbert:
Charlotte Ritchie
Sister Winifred:
Victoria Yeates
Dr Patrick Turner:
Stephen McGann
Fred Buckle:
Cliff Parisi
Tom Hereward:
Jack Ashton
Sgt Peter Noakes:
Ben Caplan
Rhoda Mullucks:
Liz White
Carrie Antoine:
Melody Grove
Jerome Antoine:
Marcus Watson
Wesley Antoine:
Theodore Green
Lenny Antoine:
D'Andre Arthur
Nurse Delia Busby:
Kate Lamb
Timothy Turner:
Max Macmillan
Belinda Mullucks:
Lily-Rose Aslandogdu
Perry Mullucks:
Jamie McLelland
Bernie Mullucks:
Chris Reilly
Marcus Antoine:
Leemore Marrett Jr
Lydia Timpton:
Claire Price
Sister Ashman:
Robin Weaver
Constable Madigan:
Chris Bell
Christopher Dockerill:
Jack Hawkins
Vera Downley:
Nicola Harrison
Voice of Mature Jennifer Worth:
Vanessa Redgrave
Executive Producer:
Pippa Harris
Executive Producer:
Heidi Thomas
Director:
Syd Macartney
Production Company:
Neal Street Productions

Drama

John le Carré - A Perfect Spy

1. Disappearance

Duration: 1 hour

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

Magnus Pym disappears after his father's funeral sparking an urgent MI6 manhunt to halt his defection. Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt. Show more

Contributors

Jack Brotherhood:
Bill Paterson
Lippsie:
Melody Grove
Syd Lemon:
Ewan Bailey
Sefton Boyd:
Tom Forrister
Fergus:
Tom Stuart
Peggy Wentworth:
Aoife McMahon
Director:
Bruce Young

Genres

Drama

Tender Is the Night: A Romance

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A young actress enters the Riviera circle of a golden couple, not grasping the secrets that connect them. Stars Melody Grove. Show more

Drama

Philip and Sydney

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Alan Pollock. In 1937 Philip Larkin's father took him on holiday to Germany. Philip never spoke of the trip. Alan Pollock's drama imagines what might have happened there. Show more

Contributors

Philip Larkin:
Pip Carter
Sydney Larkin:
Tim McInnerny
Hotel Keeper/Drinker:
John Rowe
Herr Hinck:
Sam Dale
Hans and all other parts:
Gunnar Cauthery

Brand

Drama

15 Minute Drama

Five Days Which Changed Everything

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Autobiographical drama about love, loss and the unexpected moments of grace that preserve us, by Jo Clifford. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Five Days Which Changed Everything

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Autobiographical drama about love, loss and the unexpected moments of grace that preserve us, by Jo Clifford. It is Friday, 15 years later. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Adaptation of Alasdair Gray's cult novel, which tells the stories of art student Duncan Thaw and Lanark, a man who finds himself in a strange yet familiar place, Unthank. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama

Nicholas Wright - Vincent In Brixton

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A young Dutchman rents a room with an English widow. Charting the genesis of van Gogh’s artistic genius. Stars Finn den Hertog. Show more

Drama

Tender Is the Night: A Romance

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Nicole has a breakdown and flees Paris with Dick and past events are starting to affect their marriage. Stars Simon Harrison. Show more