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Series 1: Origin

Origin: Episode Four

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Fourth in a nine-part thriller starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton. As new information comes to light, could a little boy locked in a coma hold the answers? Show more

Contributors

Michael:
Alex Beckett
Dr Petrauskas:
Tristan Sturrock
Inspector Kirby:
Jaimi Barbakoff
Security Guard:
John Norton
Jae Sung:
Leo Wan
Director:
Helen Perry

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Series 1: Origin

Origin: Episode Six

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Helen uncovers disturbing details of a dark and illicit industry. Sixth in a nine-part thriller starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton. Show more

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Series 1: Origin

Origin: Episode Eight

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Helen discovers the identity of the boy in the coma. Eighth episode of a major new nine-part conspiracy thriller, starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton. Show more

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Series 1: Origin

Origin: Episode Nine

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Helen and Freddy head to China to find the secret of ‘life without end’. Final episode of the conspiracy thriller, starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton. Show more

Drama on 3

Three Sisters

Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

By Anton Chekhov. Drama about three sisters living in provincial Russia. While they dream of returning to their home city of Moscow, real life keeps getting in the way. Show more

Contributors

Dr Chebutykin:
Robert Pugh
Colonel Vershinin:
Elliot Cowan
Baron Tuzenbach:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Captain Solyony:
Jonathan Forbes
Natasha:
Leila Crerar
Composer:
Roger Goula
Musician:
Natalie Holt
Musician:
Sam Thompson
Musician:
Peter Gregson
Adaptor:
DJ Britton

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Drama

Anna Symon - The Meaning of Love

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Ed and Fiona have to rediscover what love is, but is it possible to define this emotion? With Paul Ritter and Tessa Peake Jones. Show more

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Doing Time: The Last Ballad of Reading Gaol

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Famous as the setting of Oscar Wilde's bleak poem, Reading Gaol has closed after 170 years. Mike Walker's time-shifting drama lays bare its surprising and unsettling history. Show more

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Drama

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

There's a hiccup in Brian's schedule, and Alan makes a grand gesture. Show more

Contributors

Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Helen Monks
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jolene Perks:
Buffy Davis
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Alan Franks:
John Telfer
Usha Franks:
Souad Faress
Ray Franklin:
Robin Bowerman
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Martyn Gibson:
Jon Glover
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Leigh Barham:
Jonathan Forbes
Director:
Sue Wilson
Producer:
Julie Beckett

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Brenda's catching up, and Kathy's been pushed too far. Show more

Contributors

Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Jolene Perks:
Buffy Davis
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Jamie Perks:
Dan Ciotkowski
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Nic Grundy:
Becky Wright
Brenda Tucker:
Amy Shindler
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Rosa Makepeace:
Anna Piper
Leigh Barham:
Jonathan Forbes
Producer:
Julie Beckett

Drama on 3

Rhinoceros in Love

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

By Liao Yimei. A dark romance about a rhinoceros keeper, Malu, who falls in love with his beautiful neighbour, Mingming. With Jason Wong and Vera Chok. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Liao Yimei
Minming:
Vera Chok
Toothbrush:
Jonathan Forbes
Daxian:
Paul Heath
Love Professor/TV Host:
Monty d'Inverno
Director:
Emma Harding

Drama on 3

The Plough and the Stars

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Sean O'Casey's classic play about the impact of the 1916 Easter Rising on a group of ordinary Dublin tenement dwellers depicts a city and a nation in turmoil. Show more

Drama on 3

The Recruiting Officer

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for years

George Farquhar's most popular Restoration comedy, set in Shrewsbury during the War of the Spanish Succession, where wives are recruited while soldiers are wooed. Show more

Contributors

Captain Plume:
Paul Higgins
Sergeant Kite:
Ralph Ineson
Mr Worthy:
Adam James
Captain Brazen:
Elliot Levey
Bullock:
Simon Bubb
Justice Balance:
Jonathan Forbes
Appletree:
James Lailey
Bridewell:
Rikki Lawton
Justice Scale:
Paul Moriarty
Justice Scruple:
Gerard McDermott

The Archers

30/08/2013

Duration: 13 minutes

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

Ticket sales are going well, and Pip's off for the time of her life. Show more

Contributors

Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Helen Monks
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jolene Perks:
Buffy Davis
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Alan Franks:
John Telfer
Usha Franks:
Souad Faress
Ray Franklin:
Robin Bowerman
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Martyn Gibson:
Jon Glover
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Leigh Barham:
Jonathan Forbes
Director:
Sue Wilson
Producer:
Julie Beckett

The Archers

27/09/2013

Duration: 13 minutes

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

Oliver is reassuring, and there is a nice surprise for Joe. Show more

Contributors

Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Jolene Perks:
Buffy Davis
Kathy Perks:
Hedli Niklaus
Jamie Perks:
Dan Ciotkowski
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Nic Grundy:
Becky Wright
Brenda Tucker:
Amy Shindler
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Caroline Sterling:
Sara Coward
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Martyn Gibson:
Jon Glover
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Darrell Makepeace:
Dan Hagley
Rosa Makepeace:
Anna Piper
Leigh Barham:
Jonathan Forbes
Producer:
Julie Beckett

Drama

Melissa Murray - Tom Thumb Redux

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Research biologist Tom Latimer is losing his funding, his waistline and his young second wife Val. But his problems are about to get a whole lot smaller. From 2013. Show more

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Arlo

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By John Retallack. A fresh perspective on childhood and how the love between a couple must be renegotiated when a new family member arrives. A play with songs. Show more

Political Animals

Series 2

Barney and George

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

An unreliable dog's eye view of the White House. Barney tells how George Bush broke his heart. Stars Jonathan Forbes. From 2013. Show more

Drama

The Unforgiven

07/03/2018

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Day three of the race to save Boyd, and this cold case leaps back to life. The team desperately need Frankie Wharton's forensics to try to find the kidnapper, and save a life. Show more

Contributors

Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Mel Silver:
Claire Goose
Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Eddie Macteer:
Justin Salinger
Jenny Boyd:
Amelia Lowdell
Astrid Klein:
Frances Barber
Marcus Perriman:
Jonathan Forbes
HQ Green:
Ryan Early

Genres

Saturday Drama

Classic Chandler

Episode 7: The Little Sister

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Toby Stephens is Raymond Chandler's fast-talking private eye Philip Marlowe. Show more

Drama

Festival

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Comedy drama by Sarah Wooley about the Cheltenham Literary Festival and the origins of a legendary literary romance. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth Jane Howard:
Melody Grove
John Moore:
Tony Gardner
Colin 'Monkey' Howard:
Will Howard
Kingsley Amis:
Jonathan Forbes
Carson McCullers:
Emma Handy
Gallery Owner:
Emma Handy
Councillor:
Emma Handy
James Douglas-Henry:
John Lightbody
Councillor:
John Lightbody
Peter Scott:
John Lightbody

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Drama