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The Pillow Book

Series 11

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th-century Japan. The Emperor breaks with all rules of palace etiquette to be with his beloved Empress Teishi. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari:
Cal MacAninch
The Emperor:
Paul Ready
Empress Teishi:
Laura Rees
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The Pillow Book

Series 11

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th-century Japan. Shonagon and the Emperor keep vigil over their beloved Empress. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari:
Cal MacAninch
The Emperor:
Paul Ready
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The Pillow Book

The Pillow Book

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th-century Japan. Lady Shonagon is banished from the palace and separated from Yukinari. Meanwhile, the villain Ikiryo walks abroad. Show more

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Genres

The Pillow Book

Series 7

Episode 1

Duration: 14 minutes

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

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Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan. In a labyrinth of caves, the Emperor and Yukinari find themselves at the mercy of wolves. Show more

The Pillow Book

Series 7

Episode 2

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan. A young girl discovered in a cave has been bought back to the Palace for cleaning and examining. Show more

The Pillow Book

Series 7

Episode 3

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan. The Emperor has become fascinated by a feral girl raised among wolves, who speaks like a ladies' daughter. Show more

The Pillow Book

Series 7

Episode 4

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's thriller set in 10th century Japan. While Yukinari questions the wolf-girl, the Empress is determined to nurse her husband free of his sickening fascination. Show more

The Pillow Book

Series 7

Episode 5

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's thriller set in 10th century Japan. A wolf roams the palace, earthquake and fire threaten, and a young Empress takes the future of the known world into her hands. Show more

Merlin

Series 1

Episode 12: To Kill the King

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Available for 2 months

Fantasy romp. When Gwen's father is imprisoned for treason and killed at Uther's behest, Morgana decides she must take revenge. Will Merlin decide to intervene? Show more

Contributors

Uther Pendragon:
Anthony Head
Voice of the Dragon:
John Hurt
Producer:
Johnny Capps
Producer:
Julian Murphy

Banished

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Historical drama set in an Australian penal colony. Mary Johnson shares her past sorrow with the insightful convict Anne Meredith as the camp waits for news of Freeman.

Contributors

Anne Meredith:
Orla Brady
Reverend Johnson:
Ewen Bremner
Elizabeth Quinn:
MyAnna Buring
Corporal MacDonald:
Ryan Corr
Housekeeper Deborah:
Brooke Harman
Captain Collins:
David Dawson
Letters Molloy:
Ned Dennehy
Sergeant Timmins:
Cal MacAninch
Marston:
Rory McCann
Major Ross:
Joseph Millson
Spragg:
Nick Moss
Private Buckley:
Adam Nagaitis
Mary Johnson:
Genevieve O'Reilly
Private Mulrooney:
Jordan Patrick Smith
James Freeman:
Russell Tovey
Tommy Barrett:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Kitty McVitie:
Joanna Vanderham
Governor Phillip:
David Wenham
Jefferson:
Tim McGunn
Producer:
Sita Williams
Production Company:
RSJ Films UK Ltd

Series

Banished

The Pillow Book

Series 5

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Yukinari returns to the palace to find the Lady Shonagon's affections have strayed. She is also focused on unravelling a mystery that Yukinari cannot understand. Show more

The Pillow Book

Series 5

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

As Shonagon feared, the passion between young lovers Komatsu and Zushio explodes. Show more

Holby Blue

Series 1

Episode 8

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series about the police officers and CID unit of Holby South. John confronts Harry as the net tightens around Stenga. Christian is intrigued by an old lady who hears voices.

Banished

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Historical drama set in an Australian penal colony. Rebellion is in the air, and Tommy's headstrong behaviour risks all Elizabeth's plans for the future.

Contributors

Anne Meredith:
Orla Brady
Reverend Johnson:
Ewen Bremner
Elizabeth Quinn:
MyAnna Buring
Corporal MacDonald:
Ryan Corr
Housekeeper Deborah:
Brooke Harman
Captain Collins:
David Dawson
Letters Molloy:
Ned Dennehy
Sergeant Timmins:
Cal MacAninch
Major Ross:
Joseph Millson
Spragg:
Nick Moss
Private Buckley:
Adam Nagaitis
Mary Johnson:
Genevieve O'Reilly
James Freeman:
Russell Tovey
Tommy Barrett:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Kitty McVitie:
Joanna Vanderham
Governor Phillip:
David Wenham
Producer:
Sita Williams
Production Company:
RSJ Films UK Ltd

Series

Banished

Banished

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Historical drama. Freeman must tackle bully Marston, who is persisting in stealing his food. Drastic action is required.

Contributors

Anne Meredith:
Orla Brady
Reverend Johnson:
Ewen Bremner
Elizabeth Quinn:
MyAnna Buring
Corporal MacDonald:
Ryan Corr
Housekeeper Deborah:
Brooke Harman
Captain Collins:
David Dawson
Letters Molloy:
Ned Dennehy
Sergeant Timmins:
Cal MacAninch
Marston:
Rory McCann
Major Ross:
Joseph Millson
Spragg:
Nick Moss
Private Buckley:
Adam Nagaitis
Mary Johnson:
Genevieve O'Reilly
Private Mulrooney:
Jordan Patrick Smith
James Freeman:
Russell Tovey
Tommy Barrett:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Kitty McVitie:
Joanna Vanderham
Governor Phillip:
David Wenham
Producer:
Sita Williams

Series

Banished

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Writers choose poems as inspiration for new stories. An artist is exposed in Beatrice Colin's witty story inspired by DH Lawrence's poem Grey Evening. Read by Cal MacAninch. Show more

Banished

Episode 7

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Drama set in an Australian penal colony. James Freeman faces the most difficult decision of his life. With the prisoners far outnumbering the soldiers, what will the outcome be?

Contributors

Anne Meredith:
Orla Brady
Reverend Johnson:
Ewen Bremner
Elizabeth Quinn:
MyAnna Buring
Corporal MacDonald:
Ryan Corr
Housekeeper Deborah:
Brooke Harman
Captain Collins:
David Dawson
Letters Molloy:
Ned Dennehy
Sergeant Timmins:
Cal MacAninch
Major Ross:
Joseph Millson
Spragg:
Nick Moss
Private Buckley:
Adam Nagaitis
Mary Johnson:
Genevieve O'Reilly
James Freeman:
Russell Tovey
Tommy Barrett:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Kitty McVitie:
Joanna Vanderham
Governor Phillip:
David Wenham
Producer:
Sita Williams
Production Company:
RSJ Films UK Ltd

Series

Banished

The Pillow Book

Series 6

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Yukinari begins to suspect that his friend Takashi has not invited him for a holiday but to uncover the mystery behind his wife's murder. Show more

The Pillow Book

Series 6

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Lieutenant Yukinari has been called upon to visit his old friend Takashi, while Lady Shonagon finds herself confined in the palace. Show more