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Orpheus and Eurydice

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Linda Marshall Griffiths re-imagines the myth that has inspired writers and musicians since ancient times. A contemporary story told from Orpheus' viewpoint. Show more

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15 Minute Drama

To the Lighthouse

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Ten years have passed, and the Ramsays' holiday home on the Isle of Skye has remained empty. Finally, some of the remaining Ramsay family and other guests return. Show more

15 Minute Drama

To the Lighthouse

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Ten years pass and the Ramsays' house on the Isle of Skye remains empty. Mrs McNab the housekeeper tries in vain to keep it from falling into a state of disrepair. Show more

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The Embrace

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Iona returns stirring up old conflicts and broken promises. Lyndsey Marshal stars in a compelling drama of love and betrayal. Show more

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The Embrace

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Iona tells Charlie how she was bought and why she left him. Lyndsey Marshal stars in a compelling drama of love and betrayal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Embrace

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Grace's revelation causes cracks in her marriage. Lyndsey Marshal stars in a compelling drama of love and betrayal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Embrace

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Tabby attempts to hide the truth but Iona plays her at her own game. Starring Lyndsey Marshal and Olwen May. Show more

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The Embrace

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Iona and Charlie come to understand the price of their love. Conclusion of the compelling drama starring Lyndsey Marshal. Show more

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To the Lighthouse

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

The Ramsays host a dinner party, but Paul and Minta are not back from the beach and Mr Ramsay finds it difficult to conceal his impatience. Show more

Drama

States of Mind: The Sky Is Wider

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Linda Marshall Griffiths imagines the inner world of Ella, who is in a minimally conscious state after a brain injury. Developed through Wellcome Trust Experimental Stories Scheme. Show more

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Man in the Moon

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Bittersweet love story by Linda Marshall Griffiths told from two perspectives across five encounters. Through Joe and Scarlet's different versions of their story, the truth emerges. Show more

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Drama

15 Minute Drama

To the Lighthouse

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Just before WWI, Mr and Mrs Ramsay, their eight children and an array of guests are on the Isle of Skye for the summer. Young James is determined to get to the lighthouse. Show more

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To the Lighthouse

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Mrs Ramsay believes that everyone should marry; young painter Lily Briscoe has other ideas. Down on the beach, Minta is on the brink of a moment that will change her whole life. Show more

Classic Serial

The World According to Garp

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Desperate for a child, but not a husband, a nurse takes drastic measures to conceive. Stars Lee Ingleby and Miranda Richardson. 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

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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

Front Row

Gillian Anderson, Pinocchio, Villette

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed talks to Gillian Anderson, who returns as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson in the third series of Belfast-set psychological TV drama The Fall. Show more

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Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Jasmin Vardimon
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Marshall Griffiths
Interviewed Guest:
Imogen Russell Williams

Saturday Drama

Carlo Collodi - Pinocchio

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. When Geppetto's wooden puppet miraculously comes to life, can Pinocchio find his way to become a real boy? Stars Ellis Hollins. Show more

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Drama

Love Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Isabel desires the freedom to determine her own future above anything else but must break with the conventions of her society in order to do so. Adapted by Linda Marshall Griffiths. Show more

Contributors

Henry James:
John Lynch
Isabel Archer:
Joanna Vanderham
Ralph Touchett:
Sacha Dhawan
Lord Warburton:
Ifan Meredith
Mr Touchett:
Jonathan Keeble
Mrs Touchett:
Frances Barber
Henrietta Stackpole:
Lara Rossi
Caspar Goodwood:
Samuel Edward-Cook
Madam Merle:
Susan Lynch

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Love Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

An unexpected inheritance allows Isabel her desired freedom, and she travels to Italy, where Madame Merle introduces her to the enigmatic Gilbert Osmond. Show more

Contributors

Henry James:
John Lynch
Isabel Archer:
Joanna Vanderham
Ralph Touchett:
Sacha Dhawan
Mrs Touchett:
Frances Barber
Madam Merle:
Susan Lynch
Gilbert Osmond:
Joseph Millson
Countess Gemini:
Chetna Pandya
Lord Warburton:
Ifan Meredith
Caspar Goodwood:
Samuel Edward-Cook

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