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Ed Reardon's Week

Series 12

An Enemy of the People

Duration: 30 minutes

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

An encounter with a refuse collector leads Ed into the world of local politics. Starring Christopher Douglas. From 2017. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes

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

1969. At their strait-laced girls' school friends Abbie and Lydia find their lives touched by tragedy. The resulting wave of unusual behaviour seeps into Lydia's home life.

Contributors

Lydia Lamont:
Maisie Williams
Abbie Mortimer:
Florence Pugh
Eileen Lamont:
Maxine Peake
Miss Edith Mantel:
Greta Scacchi
Kenneth:
Joe Cole
Miss Martha Alvaro:
Monica Dolan
Miss Charron:
Morfydd Clark
Mr Hopkins:
Mathew Baynton
Miss Fanshawe:
Elizabeth Marsh
Director:
Carol Morley

Genres

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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

A family bumble along in a normally dysfunctional way until an accident causes them each to unravel. Starring Tyger Drew-Honey.

Drama

Reading Europe - Italy: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lena and Lila are now young women. Lila married at 16 and has a young son. Lena has escaped Naples, earned her college degree and published a successful novel. Show more

Drama

Reading Europe - Italy: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lena and Lila are now young women. Lila married at 16 and has a young son. Lena has escaped Naples, earned her college degree and published a successful novel. Show more

Drama

Reading Europe - Italy: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lena and Lila are now young women. Lila married at 16 and has a young son. Lena has escaped Naples, earned her college degree and published a successful novel. Show more

Saturday Drama

Alan Garner - The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Duration: 1 hour

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

Set in Alderley Edge, Alan Garner's story is based on a local legend of sleeping knights ready to awake to save the world. Stars Robert Powell and Hugo Docking. Show more

W1A

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Comedy sequel to Twenty Twelve. A national paper reveals Ian Fletcher's salary and that he took his PA at the Olympic Deliverance Commission on holiday to Italy. Show more

Contributors

Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Sally Owen:
Olivia Colman
Narrator:
David Tennant
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Barney Lumsden:
Alex Beckett
Elaine Pearson:
Elizabeth Berrington
Mark Stephenson:
Justin Edwards
Journalist:
Matt Addis
Indira Sahni:
Amani Johara
Director:
John Morton

Brand

W1A

W1A

Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Comedy. After an item on BBC Breakfast about plans to close the BBC Big Swing Band, the damage limitation team under Ian Fletcher is under huge pressure to limit damage. Show more

Contributors

Jack Patterson:
Jonathan Bailey
Ian Fletcher:
Hugh Bonneville
Faiza Rajah:
Priyanga Burford
Paramedic:
Laura Checkley
Tracey Pritchard:
Monica Dolan
Jerry Guildencrantz:
Ivan Gonzalez
Adam Brady:
Laurence Howarth
Siobhan Sharpe:
Jessica Hynes
David Wilkes:
Rufus Jones
Izzy Gould:
Ophelia Lovibond
Ben Rosenstern:
Max Olesker
Anna Rampton:
Sarah Parish
Fiona Craig:
Pooky Quesnel
Will Humphries:
Hugh Skinner
Lucy Freeman:
Nina Sosanya
Simon Harwood:
Jason Watkins
Neil Reid:
David Westhead
Himself:
Brian Cox
Interviewer:
Sophie Raworth
Himself:
Hugh Grant
Director:
John Morton
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman

Brand

W1A

Drama

Whistling Wally's Son

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Ten-year-old Jamie Dickinson stars in this play by Wally K Daly, who recalls events in his home town of Middlesbrough which later shaped his career as a writer. Show more

Contributors

Whistling Wally:
David Seddon
Kathleen:
Jodie Day
Fr O'Hagan:
Tom Bevan
Mrs Meskill:
Marlene Sidaway

Brand

Drama

Drama

God of Carnage

Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes

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

Starring Lenny Henry. A playtime altercation between 11-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. Contains very strong language. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Oh You Pretty Things

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Jon Canter. When Ellie's ex gets in touch after 25 years, husband Dave can't resist doing the same thing and calls his ex too. Is it ever wise to get back in touch with your ex? Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama on 3

Jenny Lomas

Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes

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

Available for years

David Eldridge's thriller examining the corrosive nature of paranoia, with Amanda Hale playing a solicitor involved in a case where none of the evidence adds up. Show more

Genres

Drama on 3

The Government Inspector

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

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

Adapted by Adrian Mitchell, Gogol's satire on corruption and sleaze in which a penniless clerk is mistaken for an important official. Starring Lenny Henry and Roger Allam. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Jeremy Herrin
Khlestakov:
Lenny Henry
The Governor:
Roger Allam
Anna, his wife:
Monica Dolan
Marya, his daughter:
Erin Doherty
Charity Commissioner:
Peter Wight
Dr Gibner:
Paul Jesson
Bobchinsky:
James Fleet
Postmaster:
Ivanno Jeremiah
Schools Superintendent:
Stephen Critchlow
Locksmith's Wife:
Jessica Gunning

Genres

Drama on 3

Curated by Mark Ravenhill

Episode 1: Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Caryl Churchill's play, directed by Mark Ravenhill, focusing on the radical movements that erupted during the English Civil War in the 1640s. Show more

Drama on 3

Babbage

Duration: 2 hours

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

David Pownall's drama about the life of Charles Babbage, regarded as one of the great scientific brains of the 19th century, who first conceived the computer but died a failure. Show more

Contributors

Charles Babbage:
Sam Kelly
Ada Lovelace:
Monica Dolan
Lord Lovelace:
Michael Maloney
Wellington and Lord Aberdeen:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Lady Byron:
Frances Jeater
Italian Organ Grinder:
Andrew Branch
Composer:
Max Pownall

Drama on 3

Britten 100: Billy Budd - These Buttons We Wear

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

For Radio 3's Britten centenary celebration, Keith Dewhurst's retelling of the story of Billy Budd, interwoven with the story of the author who came to write it: Herman Melville. Show more

Contributors

Herman Melville:
Gerard Murphy
Eleanor Melville:
Monica Dolan
Long Ghost/Captain Vere:
Robert Portal
Guert Gansevoort/John Claggart:
David Westhead
Bill Budd:
Mark Quartley
Young Eleanor:
Caitlin Welch
Liverpool/The Dansker:
Simon Greenall
Salem/The Stranger:
Nathan Osgood
Consul WIlson/Captain Graveling:
Pip Donaghy
Dr Johnstone/Lieutenant Ratcliffe:
Robert Hastie
Rope Yarn/Donald:
John Tams

Genres

Loose Ends

Timothy Spall, Phill Jupitus, Monica Dolan, Philip Norman, Graham Fellows, Iron & Wine, Sara Cox, Clive Anderson

Duration: 54 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Sara Cox are joined by Timothy Spall, Phill Jupitus, Monica Dolan and Philip Norman for conversation and comedy. With music from Iron & Wine and Graham Fellows. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Sara Cox
Interviewed Guest:
Timothy Spall
Interviewed Guest:
Phill Jupitus
Interviewed Guest:
Monica Dolan
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Norman
Performer:
Graham Fellows
Producer:
Tim Bano

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The View from the Windows

Episode 2: The Lame Gosling

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Having endured an awful spring, Monica hopes a visit from her nephew, the artist Geoffrey Rawlins, will bring some reprieve. Yet memories of the past are never far from her mind. Show more

Drama

Nicholas Wright - Vincent In Brixton

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A young Dutchman rents a room with an English widow. Charting the genesis of van Gogh’s artistic genius. Stars Finn den Hertog. Show more