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Duration: 1 hour

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

Christopher Douglas, one of the creators of Radio 4's Ed Reardon, goes back to the source Victorian novel by George Gissing. Show more

Contributors

George Gissing:
Christopher Douglas
Jasper Milvain:
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Edwin Reardon:
Sam Alexander
Marian Yule:
Olivia Hallinan
Alfred Yule:
Jonathan Keeble
Dora Milvain:
Victoria Brazier
Director:
Gary Brown
Producer:
Gary Brown

Drama

Inventing Scotland

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Comedy by Mike Harris. The true story of how one man's need for cash created a national myth and saved the union. Show more

Contributors

King George:
Nicholas Blane
Lady Charlotte:
Fiona Clarke
Director:
Gary Brown
Producer:
Gary Brown

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Drama

Higher

Episode 1: Year of the Rat

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Jim is sent to China to recruit new students, but the new interim vice chancellor seems to be setting him up to fail. Comedy by Steve May. Show more

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Higher

Episode 2: Creative Solutions

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Jim returns from China in triumph and is rewarded by being promoted to makeshift vice chancellor. But a rather shady educational company wants to do a deal with the university. Show more

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Drama

Trial by Laughter by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. The 1817 blasphemy and libel trial of the forgotten hero of free speech, William Hone. Comedy drama starring Robert Wilfort. Show more

Contributors

Prince Regent:
Arthur Bostrom
Cruikshank:
Conrad Nelson
Ellenborough:
Jonathan Keeble
Shepherd:
David Benson
Lady Hertford:
Melissa Sinden
Reporter:
Graeme Hawley
Director:
Gary Brown
Producer:
Gary Brown
Writer:
Ian Hislop

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Drama

Drama

Further from Heaven

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By James O'Neill. Black comedy set in rural Ireland. Feckless Danny survives a car crash. His partner Catherine thinks he is very lucky. Maybe there is someone looking after him. Show more

Contributors

Catherine:
Fiona Clarke
Director:
Gary Brown
Producer:
Gary Brown

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Drama

Drama

Bright Spark

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Eve Davies. Powerful drama about historical child abuse. Janine is a witness in a court case. Can she and her friend Mel persuade the jury their teacher abused them? Show more

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Drama

Love Me Tender

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Ian McMillan. Comedy verse drama about a radio producer who makes a documentary about trainspotters. All the characters speak in different verse forms. Show more

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Duration: 1 hour

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

In a post-modern twist that would irritate Ed Reardon, Christopher Douglas plays Victorian novelist George Gissing. Show more

Contributors

George Gissing:
Christopher Douglas
Jasper Milvain:
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Edwin Reardon:
Sam Alexander
Marian Yule:
Olivia Hallinan
Alfred Yule:
Jonathan Keeble
Dora Milvain:
Victoria Brazier
Director:
Gary Brown
Producer:
Gary Brown

Drama on 3

The Witness

Duration: 2 hours

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

By Vivienne Franzmann. A young Rwandan-born woman discovers a long-buried secret which shatters her feelings for her adopted father. Show more

Stone

Series 7

Episode 8

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

The team locate the possible witness. But what does she know? Written by Alex Ganley. Series created by Danny Brocklehurst. Show more

Contributors

DCI John Stone:
Hugo Speer
DS Sue Kelly:
Deborah McAndrew
DI Mike Tanner:
Craig Cheetham
Jackie Stanton-Hope:
Jill Halfpenny
McAffrey:
Conrad Nelson
Christine:
Emily Pithon
Director:
Gary Brown
Producer:
Gary Brown

Genres

Stone

Series 7

Episode 9

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

DCI Stone and team are close to discovering the truth, but as the net closes in on the main suspects, Stone's personal and professional life collide. Written by Vivienne Harvey. Show more

Contributors

DCI John Stone:
Hugo Speer
DS Sue Kelly:
Deborah McAndrew
DI Mike Tanner:
Craig Cheetham
Neil Fitzhugh:
Graeme Hawley
Jackie Stanton-Hope:
Jill Halfpenny
Sarah Martindale:
Christine Bottomley
Christine Fitzhugh:
Emily Pithon
Producer:
Gary Brown

Genres

Drama

Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Elephants All the Way Up by Lavinia Murray

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Harper is a simple soul but his life is complicated. Then the ground starts to shift - literally. Stars Graeme Hawley. Show more

Drama

Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Time and Tide by David Hodgson

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Something weird happens on Teddy's stag night which makes him question everything. Stars Alan Morrissey. Show more