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Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 1: This Is Not a Rubbish Boy

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Mma Ramotswe has to come to terms with one of the most difficult situations that she has ever faced - taking a holiday. Show more

Clare in the Community

Series 8

Hot Desk

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Social Worker Clare Barker and colleagues must move offices and embrace hot desking. Stars Sally Phillips. From January 2013. Show more

Saturday Drama

Marks & Gran - Love Me Do

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. In the countdown to the Cuban Missile Crisis, two Americans trapped in London are thrown together. Stars Miranda Raison. Show more

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Drama

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The Fat Cattle Club

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi help a Canadian lady to face the truth about the past and save Mr Polopetsi from involvement in some dangerous dealings. Show more

Drama

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Precious and Grace

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi save Mr Polopetsi from involvement in some dangerous dealings and try to resolve the problem of Fanwell's dog. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Janice Acquah
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Mr Polopetsi:
Steve Toussaint
Mma Potokwani:
Sarah Niles
Violet Sephotho:
Sarah Niles
Susan Peters:
Barbara Barnes
Mma Rosie:
Eleanor Crooks
Neighbour:
Eleanor Crooks
Superintendant Bogosi:
Jude Akuwudike
The Baker:
Jude Akuwudike

Genres

Drama

The Loving Ballad of Captain Bateman

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Joseph Wilde. Modern love story based on a very old folk song. In Afghanistan, a wounded British soldier puts Sofia in a dangerous dilemma. Show more

Contributors

Captain Bateman:
Nicholas Murchie
Sofia's Father:
Haroon Yousofi
Sgt Gilbert:
Ben Crowe
Pte Richards:
Pieter Lawman
Pte Scott:
Tim van Eyken
Pte Jones:
Will Howard
Coach Driver:
Adam Nagaitis
Director:
Julian May

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

The Beat Goes On

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Peter Bleksley. Exploring the tensions that are sparked when politics and policing are mixed. Inspired by the election of police and crime commissioners in England and Wales. Show more

Contributors

Jane Capstick:
Frances Tomelty
DCS Dave Tullett:
Rob Dixon
Returning officer:
Ben Crowe
Resident:
Lizzy Watts

Genres

Brand

Drama

Saturday Drama

Mark Davies Markham - The Liberty of Norton Folgate

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Inspired by, and starring members of, Madness - a tale of London's melting pot of cultures and ensuing struggles. From February 2013. Show more

15 Minute Drama

HighLites: Retouched

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Bev and Shirley take their mobile salon to the police station, still keen to pervert the course of justice. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

The Count unearths a scandal that links two of his remaining enemies. Starring Iain Glen, Toby Jones and Paul Rhys. Show more

Contributors

The Count/Edmond Dantes:
Iain Glen
Mercedes de Morcerf:
Josette Simon
Gerard de Villefort:
Paul Rhys
Heloise de Villefort:
Kate Fleetwood
General Noirtier:
Karl Johnson
Baron Danglars:
Toby Jones
Hermine Danglars:
Stephanie Racine
Fernand de Morcerf:
Zubin Varla
Caderousse:
Ben Crowe
Andrea Cavalcanti:
Will Howard
Madame Lascelles:
Sarah Thom
Bertuccio:
Paul Stonehouse
Valentine de Villefort:
Lizzy Watts
Max Morrell:
Adam Nagaitis
Eugenie Danglars:
Eleanor Crooks
Jacopo:
Joe Sims
Operator:
Robert Blythe

Duration: 1 hour

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

The full consequences of the Count's revenge shake Paris. Will anyone be saved? Stars Iain Glen, Toby Jones and Paul Rhys. Show more

Contributors

The Count/Edmond Dantes:
Iain Glen
Younger Haydee:
Amber Rose Revah
Mercedes de Morcerf:
Josette Simon
Fernand, Count de Morcerf:
Zubin Varla
Gerard de Villefort:
Paul Rhys
Heloise de Villefort:
Kate Fleetwood
Abbe Faria:
Richard Johnson
Baron Danglars:
Toby Jones
Hermine Danglars:
Stephanie Racine
Eugenie Danglars:
Eleanor Crooks
Valentine de Villefort:
Lizzy Watts
Edouard de Villefort:
Finn Monteath
Max Morrell:
Adam Nagaitis
Andrea Cavalcanti:
Will Howard
Bertuccio:
Paul Stonehouse
Jacopo:
Joe Sims

15 Minute Drama

Derailed

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Marie has discovered that George has a family in London. How can she believe his explanations about Laura? How can she believe in a man who has so many secrets? Show more

15 Minute Drama

Derailed

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

George has been hurt in the Taunton rail crash. Marie thought he was playing Christmas gigs in Scotland. She heads south to uncover more about her new husband. Show more

Contributors

Dr Kenwright:
Joe Sims
Receptionist:
Eleanor Crooks
Policewoman:
Lizzy Watts
Director:
David Hunter

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Derailed

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Is Marie's new husband George a bigamist? The woman at his hospital bedside says she is married to him too. Who is Marie to believe? Show more

15 Minute Drama

Derailed

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It's Christmas Day, Marie is unexpectedly pregnant, Laura still insists that she is married to her husband George, and now there's another woman sitting at his bedside. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Edmund Dantes finds buried treasure, and plots revenge on his enemies. Stars Iain Glen, Toby Jones and Jane Lapotaire. Show more

Contributors

Edmond Dantes:
Iain Glen
Abbe Faria:
Richard Johnson
Monsieur Morrell:
Robert Blythe
Danglars:
Toby Jones
Fernand:
Zubin Varla
Caderousse:
Ben Crowe
Jacopo:
Joe Sims
Captain Patin:
Patrick Brennan
Albert de Morcerf:
Will Howard
Antoine:
Will Howard
Max Morrell:
Adam Nagaitis
Mathilde:
Liza Sadovy
Julie Morrell:
Eleanor Crooks

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The Modern Husband Course

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Mr Matekoni is on a quest for self-improvement while Mma Makutsi is hiding a secret from her best friend. Stars Claire Benedict. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Mma Sheba:
Adjoa Andoh
Aunt Radiphuti:
Adjoa Andoh
Phuti Radiphuti:
Jude Akuwudike
Mma Soleti:
Eleanor Crooks
Mma Keitumetse:
Anna Bengo
Mma Molapo:
Janice Acquah

Genres

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episode 1: A Man from a Far Place

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi receive a visit from an extremely important person - a hero of Botswana's only lady detectives. Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni:
Ben Onwukwe
Fanwell:
Beru Tessema
Mma Potokwani:
Janice Acquah
Clovis Andersen:
Sam Dale
Mma Soleti:
Eleanor Crooks
Phuti Radiphuti:
Jude Akuwudike

Genres

Drama

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Answers are sought as the campaign against Mma Soleti steps up – and the agency welcomes a new arrival. Stars Nadine Marshall. Show more

Contributors

Mma Ramotswe:
Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi:
Nadine Marshall
Mma Potokwani:
Janice Acquah
Mma Soleti:
Eleanor Crooks
Daisy Manchwe:
Noma Dumezweni
House Mother:
Alibe Parsons

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Righteous Sisters

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A love of opera leads two remarkable sisters into a life of danger, in Jane Purcell's true-life tale of the remarkable Cook sisters' wartime adventures. Show more

Contributors

Ida Cook ('Mary Burchell'):
Liza Sadovy
Louise Cook:
Susie Riddell
Florence Taft:
Carolyn Pickles
Clemens Krauss:
Tom Frederic
Ezio Pinza:
Ben Crowe
Journalist:
Eleanor Crooks