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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

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Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Starring Paul Hilton and James Fleet. Pilgrim's quest for the Radiant Boy forces him to travel to the one place he has been forbidden to go. Show more

Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Series 5

Gallowstone Hill

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Starring Paul Hilton and Lee Ross. In search of the Radiant Boy, Pilgrim comes to a village cursed with a dangerous collective madness. Show more

Classic Serial

Evelyn Waugh - Sword of Honour

Episode 5: Unconditional Surrender

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Guy Crouchback starts to lose his idealism about the war. Waugh's satirical masterpiece stars Paul Ready and Tim Pigott-Smith. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tim McInnerny
Guy Crouchback:
Paul Ready
Virginia:
Lydia Leonard
Arthur Box-Bender:
Robert Daws
Ian Kilbannock:
Oliver Chris
Kirstie Kilbannock:
Polly Frame
Mr Crouchback:
Sean Murray
Ludovic:
Carl Prekopp
Julia Stitch:
Christine Kavanagh
Everard Spruce:
Harry Jardine
Major Tickeridge:
Michael Bertenshaw
Secretary:
Carys Eleri
Director:
Sally Avens
Adaptor:
Jeremy Front

Drama

Reading Europe - Germany: Look Who's Back

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hitler is mistaken for a comedy impersonator by TV executives and becomes the star of a satirical show. His rants against foreigners and current politics increase in popularity. Show more

Contributors

Adolf Hitler:
David Threlfall
Fraulein Vera Kromeier:
Alex Tregear
The Kiosk Owner:
Ben Crowe
Frau Carmen Bellini:
Caroline Berry
Joachim Sensenbrink:
John Norton
Frank Sawatski:
Richard Mylan
Actor:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
Marcy Kahan
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

15 Minute Drama

My Life with Flu

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

January 1969: Jill and David's fledgling union is tested when he contracts a new strain of Hong Kong flu. Stars Ronan Summers. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Speck of Dust

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

When Zoe's husband Ben leaves her for another woman, she is determined that the family will get on just fine without him. Show more

Drama on 3

The Outsider, by Albert Camus

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

John Retallack's dramatisation of Albert Camus's existentialist novel L'etranger. Meursault is a young man living in Algiers, who narrates his own story with striking neutrality. Show more

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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

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

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Hans fears for his family after receiving anonymous death threats. Time is running out, as a bill relaxing rules on the use of GM crops is ready to be approved in the EU. Show more

Classic Serial

Evelyn Waugh - Sword of Honour

Episode 4: Officers and Gentlemen, part 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Posted to Egypt, Guy's unit is surrounded more by rumour than action. But the chaos of war is approaching. Stars Paul Ready. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tim McInnerny
Guy Crouchback:
Paul Ready
Major Hound:
John Dougall
Ludovic:
Carl Prekopp
Virginia:
Lydia Leonard
Trimmer:
Lee Ingleby
General Whale:
Sean Murray
Kilbannock:
Oliver Chris
Kirstie Kilbannock:
Polly Frame
Sgt Hughes:
Arthur Hughes
Sgt Smiley:
Ben Crowe
Greek Woman:
Carys Eleri
Soldier:
David Seddon
Director:
Sally Avens
Adaptor:
Jeremy Front

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In the year 2020, the bees are nearly all gone. Human beings might be next. Stars Alice Lowe and Stuart McLoughlin. Show more

Contributors

Deborah:
Alice Lowe
Hire Car Salesman:
Alun Raglan
Customs Official:
John Norton
Lost Passenger:
Claire Cage

Genres

Drama

Borderland

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Sarah Woods. In the not-so-distant future, the UK has fragmented. Layla and her daughter go on a desperate mission across the borders of England and Wales and over the Irish Sea. Show more

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Drama

15 Minute Drama

A Speck of Dust

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As the dust settles around the wreckage of her marriage, Zoe is determined to buy Ben out of the house. Only one thing stands in her way - her mother-in-law. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Speck of Dust

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Zoe begins a new cleaning job, as she tries to raise enough money to keep hold of the house. But the estate agent's valuation brings unwelcome news. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Speck of Dust

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Zoe's cleaning shifts have dried up, and she and the kids face the prospect of moving out of the family home. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Speck of Dust

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Zoe is forced to visit a food bank to fill the cupboards. But Marcus's gesture of goodwill lifts her spirits. Show more

Tsar

3. Alexander II: The People's Will

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 3 months

Twenty years after the serf liberation, Alexander II's benign autocracy fails to quell revolutionary zeal. Stars Joseph Millson. Show more

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Tsar

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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