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Agatha Christie

Ordeal by Innocence

1. Stranger

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A stranger visits the the Argyle family with good news about their late mother's murder. Or so he thinks. Stars Mark Umbers. Show more

Doctors

Series 17

Episode 5: Toy Story

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Drama series. Barry helps Rob to close the net in on the burglar. Al plans to be tactful but drinks himself frank. Heather's latest decision receives criticism. Show more

Contributors

Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Emma Reid:
Dido Miles
Dr Al Haskey:
Ian Midlane
Dr Niamh Donoghue:
Jessica Regan
Ayesha Lee:
Laura Rollins
Howard Bellamy:
Ian Kelsey
Rob Hollins:
Chris Walker
Barry Biglow:
David Perks
Heather Irvine:
Rebecca Grant
Denny Jarvis:
Harry Jardine
Lauren Bowles:
Sophie Ellerby
Ali Sethwi:
Andy Bennett
Director:
Niall Fraser
Producer:
Lee Thomas
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

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

Saturday Drama

Woman in Mind

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Alan Ayckbourn's darkly comic play about a woman's mental breakdown. After a blow to the head, Susan encounters an alternative, fantasy family. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Home Front

12 September 1914 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

There's a birthday at the Macknades', but not much to celebrate. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 6: 8-12 September 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Folkestone holds its annual regatta, and Dieter's safety is threatened. With Katie Angelou, Sean Baker, Keely Beresford. 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

Drama

Jonesy

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By award-winning writer Tom Wells. The heroic journey of Withernsea lad Jamie 'Jonesy' Jones, from chronic asthma sufferer to graduate in GCSE PE. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Andy Warhol's Wig

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By David Lemon. Thomas, a young artist obsessed with the 1960s, goes on an eventful roadtrip with his maverick artist hero. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Tuesday grows up assuming her mother abandoned her, despite the voices in her dreams telling her otherwise. Stars Jeany Spark. Show more

Saturday Drama

Nick Stafford - The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde

Duration: 1 hour

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

Oscar Wilde's courtroom battle with the Marquess of Queensbury. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt and Sean Pertwee. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama

Robin Brooks - Lewis and Tolkien - The Lost Road

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Robin Brooks pays playful tribute to the long friendship between CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, and how it impacted on their achievements. From November 2013. Show more

Contributors

Elf Queen:
Haydn Gwynne
JRR Tolkien:
Tom Goodman-Hill
CS Lewis:
Pip Torrens
Betjeman:
Harry Jardine
Informator:
John Norton
Tiny Elf Princess:
Isabel Brooks

Genres

Brand

Drama

15 Minute Drama

Incredible Women

Episode 3: Rita Rayner

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jeremy meets singing legend Rita Rayner. She and her sisters are reforming close harmony group the Rayner Sisters to record a song for a new album of 50s hits. Show more

Classic Serial

The World According to Garp

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Jenny becomes an ardent feminist, whilst her son tries to emulate her writing success. Stars Lee Ingleby and Miranda Richardson. Show more

Classic Serial

The World According to Garp

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

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

A devastating road accident has life-changing effects on Garp and his family. Stars Lee Ingleby and Miranda Richardson. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

A small-time fame-hungry 1950s psychic is unable to read anyone's thoughts, let alone his female co-worker. Stars Ralf Little. Show more

Classic Serial

Evelyn Waugh - Sword of Honour

Episode 1: Men at Arms

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Guy Crouchback is searching for a purpose to live. Evelyn Waugh's satirical masterpiece, on the futility of war, stars Paul Ready. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tim McInnerny
Guy Crouchback:
Paul Ready
Brigadier Ben Ritchie-Hook:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Arthur Box-Bender:
Robert Daws
Trimmer:
Lee Ingleby
Ian Kilbannock:
Oliver Chris
Mr Crouchback:
Sean Murray
Major Tickeridge:
Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs Tickeridge:
Joanna Brookes
Sgt Major:
Ben Crowe
Director:
Sally Avens
Adaptor:
Jeremy Front

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Tommy Bredsted and Joan Rang Christensen. Borgen, the Danish Parliament, is at the centre of this environmental thriller, a radio spin-off of the political TV drama. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Nick forces Hans to pick himself up after being sacked, and they join forces with journalist Jan Gleerup to find out who has been pushing commercial interests in the GMO debate. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Hans Gammelgaard, his environmental activist grandson Nick and journalist Jan Gleerup are determined to discover who is pulling the strings at the Ministry of the Environment. Show more