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Home Front

10 July 1918 - Ivan Jackson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, Parliament discussed the glut of rabbits plaguing Devon, and on a train near Princetown, conscientious objector Ivan is taken to be an unwelcome pest. Show more

Contributors

Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Primrose Holden:
Jade Matthew
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 107: 9-13 July 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic war drama set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when the Russian Soviet Republic adopted its first constitution. Show more

Contributors

Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Primrose Holden:
Jade Matthew
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Sid Butler:
Nigel Pilkington
Vernon Goodman:
John Lightbody
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Starring Paul Hilton. The immortal wanderer William Palmer - Pilgrim – comes to Lyall Park where he uncovers an astonishing and disturbing family secret Show more

Drama

The RemCo

Duration: 45 minutes

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

RemCo chair Judith Clapham is an honourable woman at the rotten heart of the City. Jonathan Maitland's new play about the world of Remuneration Committees and executive pay. Show more

Contributors

Judith Clapham:
Deborah Findlay
Camilla:
Lucy Doyle
Michael Melman:
James Purefoy
Brian Gould:
Forbes Masson
David van der Berg:
Tony Turner
Edgar Davidson:
Lewis Bray
Lucy Argent:
Jeanette Percival
Sir Tom McKelvey:
Sean Murray
Fola Ogunyemi:
Saffron Coomber
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Architects

Series 1

What's the Point?

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sir Lucien and partners are in big trouble. Can a visit to a German spa save the day? Stars Dominic Coleman. From 2014. Show more

The Architects

Series 1

Mad Hélène

Duration: 30 minutes

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

After being dumped, has Sir Lucien finally found love again with a French serial divorcee? Stars Geoffrey Whitehead. From 2014. Show more

Drama

County Lines

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

By actress and playwright Amelia Bullmore. A middle-aged white woman sits across the table from a young black woman on a train. They both have hidden depths. Show more

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Drama

15 Minute Drama

Alexander Pushkin - Eugene Onegin

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Everyone must now struggle with the consequences in the aftermath of the duels. Based on the poem. Starring David Dawson. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte - Shirley

Episode 7: The First Blue Stocking

Duration: 15 minutes

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

1811, Yorkshire. Shirley is horrified when she discovers her uncle is determined to find her a husband of his choosing. Stars Lesley Sharp. Show more

Home Front

25 September 1914 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Well-known suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst arrives in Folkestone to address a meeting, and there is unrest at the vicarage. Show more

Contributors

Drama on 3

Votes for Women

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Zoe Tapper and Samuel West star in Elizabeth Robins's play, first performed in 1907 and written to support the cause of women's suffrage. Show more

Contributors

Vida Levering:
Zoe Tapper
Geoffrey Stonor:
Samuel West
Jean Dunbarton:
Charity Wakefield
Farnborough:
Jolyon Coy
Mrs Freddy:
Philippa Stanton
Lydia Heriot/Working Woman:
Joanna Brookes
St John Greatorex:
Sean Murray
Ernestine Blunt:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Mr Pilcher:
Ben Crowe

The Wire

The Insider

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

By Leila Aboulela. Marking the centenary of Albert Camus, a drama reimagining the lives of the unnamed, unspeaking characters from The Outsider. Show more

Drama on 3

Head Hunters

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Michael Eaton. Drama focusing on Alfred Haddon, one of the first anthropologists, who in 1917 signed up as a YMCA volunteer on the Western Front. With Michael Maloney. Show more

Contributors

Alfred Cort Haddon:
Michael Maloney
James George Frazer:
Sean Murray
Charles Myers:
David Seddon
Kathleen Haddon:
Carys Eleri
Lily Fraser:
Priyanga Burford

Genres

15 Minute Drama

November Dead List: Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A detective is investigating a series of murders. All of the victims' names appeared on a suspected 'kill list', but there's nothing to connect them except their local church. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

The detective builds up a picture of Staniland, the 51-year-old victim whose case he is investigating because nobody else wants to. Show more

Drama

Joseph Wilde - Wildsong

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A man leaves the comfort of the city to search for his brother in rural Somerset, to bring him to see their dying father. With Tim van Eyken's drama and soundscape. Show more

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Drama

Drama

Silk: The Clerks' Room

Episode 3: John

Duration: 45 minutes

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

As the battle for supremacy of the clerks' room reaches fever pitch, John finds himself caught in the crossfire. By Mick Collins. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

It's 1914 and Clara, a baker's wife and mother to four sons, knows the war won't be over by Christmas. Starring Michelle Terry. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Philip Palmer's drama reveals the true story of Mr C, the extraordinary character whose legal case changed the relationship between doctors and patients forever. Show more

Contributors

Harold ('Mr C'):
Louis Mahoney
Mr Peter Rutter:
David Seddon
Dr Chandra Ghosh:
Shaheen Khan
Lucy Scott-Moncrieff:
Priyanga Burford
Dr Nigel Eastman:
Michael Bertenshaw
Mr Archer:
John Norton
Mr Justice Thorpe:
Sean Murray

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte - Shirley

Episode 6: The Valley of the Shadow of Death

Duration: 15 minutes

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

1811, Yorkshire. Robert has suddenly left the county, unaware that Caroline has fallen into a deep sickness. Stars Lesley Sharp. Show more