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Saturday Drama

Michael Frayn - Skios

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Identity swap and absurdity on a sunlit Greek island. But where is the real Dr Wilfred? Stars Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hollander, Janie Dee, Stacy Keach and Lisa Dillon. Show more

Contributors

Dr Wilfred:
Hugh Bonneville
Oliver Fox:
Tom Hollander
Nikki Hook:
Lisa Dillon
Georgie:
Janie Dee
Mr Friendly:
Stacy Keach
Mrs Toppler:
Susan Sullivan
Mr Chailey:
Ian Ogilvy
Mrs Chailey:
Joanne Whalley
Annuka Vos:
Amita Dhiri
Spiros:
Jon Glover
Stavros:
Jon Glover
Patrick:
Matthew Wolf
Official:
Nigel Anthony
Ditmuss:
Kerry Shale
Mrs Friendly:
Jennifer Bassey
Suki Brox:
Cindy Katz
Papadopoulou:
Andre Sogliuzzo
Mrs Skorbatova:
Janine Barris
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Genres

Drama on 3

A View from the Bridge

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

Martin Jarvis directs Miller's award-winning 1955 drama, with a US cast including Alfred Molina, Jane Kaczmarek, Melissa Benoist and Hector Elizondo. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Martin Jarvis
Eddie Carbone:
Alfred Molina
Beatrice Carbone:
Jane Kaczmarek
Catherine:
Melissa Benoist
Rodolpho:
Matthew Wolf
First Immigration Officer:
Andre Sogliuzzo
Second Immigration Officer:
Darren Richardson

Genres

Duration: 28 minutes

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

From mute mime artists to giving smug thanks to God – an all-star cast’s comic take on life. Stars Martin Jarvis. From 2018. Show more

Drama

James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

A diamond-smuggling pipeline leads Bond to New York and Las Vegas. Who is ‘ABC’? What is Tiffany’s secret? Stars Toby Stephens. Show more

Contributors

James Bond:
Toby Stephens
Supt Harris:
Nigel Havers
Rufus B Saye:
Alan Shearman
Tiffany Case:
Lisa Dillon
'Shady' Tree:
Alex Jennings
Felix Leiter:
Josh Stamberg
Ernie Cureo:
Stacy Keach
Mr Spang:
Jared Harris
The Sergeant:
Darren Richardson
Tingaling:
Matthew Wolf
Dentist:
Matthew Wolf
Voice of Ian Fleming:
Martin Jarvis
Composer:
Mark Holden
Composer:
Michael Lopez
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Genres

Brand

Drama

Duration: 28 minutes

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

From an unusual memorial to household repairs – an all-star cast share a hilarious view of us all. With Roger Allam. From 2015. Show more

Saturday Drama

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Toby Stephens, playing the role of 007, sparkles as impersonator, skier, charmer and pursuer of Ernst Blofeld. But is there tragedy ahead? Show more

Contributors

James Bond:
Toby Stephens
Irma Bunt:
Joanna Lumley
Moneypenny:
Janie Dee
Franklin:
Lloyd Owen
Griffon Or:
Nigel Anthony
Sable Basilisk:
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Hotel Manager:
Jon Glover
Fire Captain:
Matthew Wolf
Patrolman:
Matthew Wolf
Voice of Ian Fleming:
Martin Jarvis
Composer:
Mark Holden
Composer:
Michael Lopez
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Genres

Drama

The Life and Times of Arthur Miller

Episode 1: Beginnings

Duration: 45 minutes

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

New York, 1915. Arthur Miller is born to a prosperous family in the clothing business. But when the stock market crashes, the Millers face ruin. By Mike Walker. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Ed Harris
Arthur Miller:
Ben Feldman
Isidore Miller:
Gregory Itzin
Augusta Miller:
Kate Burton
Kermit Miller:
Matthew Wolf
William Fox:
Andre Sogliuzzo
Young Marxist:
Michael Kirby
Aunt Betty:
Jane Kaczmarek
Mary Slattery:
Devon Sorvari
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

Saturday Drama

Christopher Lee - Air-Force One

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. 22nd November 1963. What really happened after JFK's murder, in the hospital and on the presidential jet? Stars Stacy Keach. From November 2013. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Josh Stamberg
Lyndon B Johnson:
Stacy Keach
Jackie Kennedy:
Glenne Headly
Lady Bird Johnson:
Susan Sullivan
Rufus Oldman:
Steven Weber
Roy Kellerman:
JD Cullum
Marie Fehmer:
Janine Barris
Rose Kennedy:
Jennifer Bassey
Doctor Rose:
Gordon Clapp
Judge Hughes:
Anna Mathias
White House radio:
Matthew Wolf
Jack Valenti:
Matthew Wolf
AF1 operator:
Andre Sogliuzzo
Dean Rusk:
Andre Sogliuzzo
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Genres

Drama on 3

Henceforward

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Martin Jarvis directs Jared Harris and Joanne Whalley in Alan Ayckbourn's darkly prophetic comedy about a composer with a creative block. Show more

James Bond

Moonraker

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

It's 1954. Churchill sends 007 undercover to protect atomic rocket Moonraker against possible treachery. Stars Toby Stephens. Show more

Contributors

James Bond:
Toby Stephens
Sir Hugo Drax:
Samuel West
Sir Winston Churchill:
John Baddeley
Moneypenny:
Janie Dee
Vallance:
Jared Harris
Prof Train:
Patricia Hodge
Basildon:
Nigel Anthony
Dr Walter:
Simon de Deney
Movietone:
Jon Glover
Minister:
Jon Glover
Broadcaster:
Ian Ogilvy
Brevett:
Matthew Wolf
Ian Fleming:
Martin Jarvis
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Classic Serial

Ring for Jeeves

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

An all-star cast brings this supremely funny horse-racing PG Wodehouse novel to galloping life. Can Jeeves help Lord Rowester sell his crumbling pile to a wealthy American widow? Show more

Classic Serial

Ring for Jeeves

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Financial disarray. Could a diamond pendant, the Charleston, the Derby or the spider-sequence be the answer? Only Jeeves can tell. Show more

Drama on 3

You Never Can Tell

Duration: 2 hours

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

Martin Jarvis directs George Bernard Shaw's breezy seaside comedy, which features tangled romance, 'the New Woman' and doubtful dentistry. Show more

Contributors

Valentine:
Jamie Bamber
William:
Ian Ogilvy
Fergus Crampton:
Christopher Neame
Finch McComas:
Adam Godley
Mrs Clandon:
Rosalind Ayres
Gloria Clandon:
Sophie Winkleman
Dolly Clandon:
Moira Quirk
Phillip Clandon:
Matthew Wolf
Director:
Martin Jarvis

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

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

From mobile phones to getting names right – an all-star cast portray a hilarious view of us all. With Stephen Fry. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

From street demos to speaking gibberish – an all-star cast portray a hilarious view of us all. With Martin Jarvis. From 2015. Show more

PG Wodehouse

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

1. Bertie Takes Action

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. What is Bertie’s motive in ensuring Miss Basset remains securely engaged to Mr Fink-Nottle? Starring Martin Jarvis. Show more

Contributors

Aunt Dahlia:
Joanna Lumley
Bertie Wooster:
James Callis
Roderick Spode:
Adam Godley
Major Plank:
Michael York
Sir Watkyn Bassett:
Ian Ogilvy
Rev Harold Pinker:
Julian Sands
Stiffy Byng:
Moira Quirk
Madeline Bassett:
Elizabeth Knowelden
Gussie Fink-Nottle:
Matthew Wolf
Emerald Stoker:
Tara Lynne Barr
Butterfield:
Kenneth Danziger

Genres

PG Wodehouse

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

2. Jeeves Intervenes

Duration: 1 hour

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

Blackmail is afoot, petty larceny and fisticuffs by the rhododendrons. Gussie elopes, but with whom? Starring Joanna Lumley. Show more

Contributors

Aunt Dahlia:
Joanna Lumley
Bertie Wooster:
James Callis
Roderick Spode:
Adam Godley
Major Plank:
Michael York
Sir Watkyn Bassett:
Ian Ogilvy
Rev Harold Pinker:
Julian Sands
Stiffy Byng:
Moira Quirk
Madeline Bassett:
Elizabeth Knowelden
Gussie Fink-Nottle:
Matthew Wolf
Emerald Stoker:
Tara Lynne Barr
Butterfield:
Kenneth Danziger

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Can Jeeves help Lord Rowcester to sell his crumbling pile to a wealthy American widow? Comedy thriller starring Martin Jarvis. From April 2014. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Can Bill pay back the money he owes Captain Biggar? Will it be Jeeves to the rescue? Stars Martin Jarvis and Rufus Sewell. From April 2014. Show more

James Bond

From Russia with Love

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

The Russians want 007 dead. Will romancing a beautiful spy cloud Bond's judgement? Starring Toby Stephens and John Sessions. Show more

Contributors

General/Rene:
John Sessions
Kronsteen:
Mark Gatiss
Major/KGB director/Barman:
Jon Glover
Rosa Klebb:
Eileen Atkins
James Bond:
Toby Stephens
Moneypenny:
Janie Dee
Manager/Conductor:
Matthew Wolf
Tatiana:
Olga Fedori
Announcer:
Micky Stratford
Ian Fleming:
Martin Jarvis
Director:
Martin Jarvis