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Tsar

The Shield and the Sword

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Mike Walker's epic chronicle of the Russian Tsars concludes with the story of Vladimir Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost 18 years. Show more

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Tsar

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adaptation of John Braine's novel. Joe arrives with money and sex on his mind, but his plan to marry into the middle classes is blown apart by his love for an older, married woman. Show more

Contributors

Joe Lampton:
Matthew McNulty
Alice Aisgill:
Maxine Peake
Susan Brown:
Jenna Coleman
Mr Hoylake:
Peter Wight
Mr Brown:
Kevin McNally
Mrs Thompson:
Julia Ford
Mr Thompson:
Kevin Doyle
Charles:
Tom Brooke
Jack Wales:
Theo James
Eva Storr:
Zoe Telford
Bob Storr:
Paul Hilton
George Aisgill:
Daniel Flynn
Mrs Brown:
Beatrice Comins
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Producer:
Paul Frift
Producer:
Paul Frift
Producer:
Aisling Walsh

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Adaptation of John Braine's novel. After an illicit holiday with married Alice, Joe realises that he is going to have to choose between her and Susan - will it be money or love? Show more

Contributors

Joe Lampton:
Matthew McNulty
Alice Aisgill:
Maxine Peake
Susan Brown:
Jenna Coleman
Mr Hoylake:
Peter Wight
Mr Brown:
Kevin McNally
Mrs Thompson:
Julia Ford
Mr Thompson:
Kevin Doyle
Charles:
Tom Brooke
Jack Wales:
Theo James
Eva Storr:
Zoe Telford
Bob Storr:
Paul Hilton
George Aisgill:
Daniel Flynn
George:
Byron Owen
Writer:
Amanda Coe
Producer:
Paul Frift
Producer:
Paul Frift
Producer:
Aisling Walsh

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Romantic comedy. On his way back from another work trip, Murray hears that his wife Bex might be leaving him on the day of her 40th birthday. He desperately tries to find her. Show more

Drama on 3

The Birthday Party

Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes

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

For Radio 3's 70th anniversary season, Drama on 3 presents a new production of The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter's iconic comedy of menace, starring Toby Jones as Stanley. Show more

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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

The White Devil

Duration: 2 hours

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

John Webster's 1612 revenge play is here set in a 1950s underworld of shifting alliances and sudden violence. Stars Patrick Kennedy and Anna Maxwell Martin. Show more

Contributors

Brachiano:
Shaun Dingwall
Francisco:
Peter Wight
Monticelso:
Sean Baker
Ludovico:
Harry Myers
Gasparo:
David Seddon
Camillo:
Sam Dale
Giovanni:
Lloyd Thomas
Hortensio:
Tony Bell
Adaptor:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Marc Beeby

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15 Minute Drama

Baby Powder and Perfume

Episode 2: The Club Owner

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Eddie struggles to keep his business afloat, as the club comes under attack from all directions. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Baby Powder and Perfume

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Stuart wants to make a difference in the community. But is everything as black and white as he thinks? Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Romantic comedy. Murray and Bex reluctantly break the news to their friends and family that they are separating. Bex's father takes the news particularly badly. Show more

Silk

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series. Martha has to defend a racist police officer as well as getting bail for another client. Clive receives some astonishing news which could affect everyone at chambers. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Cameron Roach
Director:
David Evans
Martha Costello:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Nick Slade:
Tom Hughes
Niamh Cranitch:
Natalie Dormer
Kate Brockman:
Nina Sosanya
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Jimmy Johnson:
Jamie Di Spirito
Mark Draper:
Reece Noi
Noah Zeigler:
Adrian Schiller
Keith Wearing:
Dorian Lough
PS Rachna Ali:
Syreeta Kumar
Alan Carruthers:
Peter Wight
Peter Antwi:
Ariyon Bakare
PC Johnson:
Jimmy Akingbola
Ben Samways:
Aaron Shosanya
Chair of Magistrates:
Sheila Ruskin

Drama

Jennifer Howarth - Lord Behold Us

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. 1958: A boys' grammar school headmaster boldly decides to stand by an inspirational teacher, against the odds. Stars Tom Riley. Show more

Contributors

Michael:
George Hill
Mr Dawson:
Tom Riley
Mr Gardner/Robert:
Nicholas Boulton
Frank:
Kim Wall
Grayling:
Nicholas West

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

The Hatton Garden Heist

Duration: 1 hour

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

The extraordinary story of the audacious robbery and the myths that surround it. Starring Peter Wight and Andy Linden. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One South West

Drama exploring the relationship between a convicted murderer and his probation officer. Is he safe to release back into the community? And is she up to the task of managing him? Show more

Contributors

Paula Radnor:
Anna Friel
Eddie Mottram:
Daniel Mays
Marion Sharmer:
Lorraine Ashbourne
Kathy Whiteley:
Barbara Marten
Ken Whiteley:
Peter Wight
Philip Pointer:
Glen Davies
Mrs Arnold:
Joanna Bacon
Panel Chairman:
Priyanga Burford
Colin Bolt:
Terence Maynard
Darren Nunn:
Joel Fry
Glen Smithfield:
Nick Blood
Ben Somers:
Joe Armstrong
Jessie:
Abbie Fox
Mr Stiles:
Roy Smiles
Trevor Brotherton:
Nicholas Gleaves

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Drama series. Eddie wants to fight his miscarriage of justice and his probation officer, Paula, wants to help him. But is she willing to risk her job, relationship and reputation? Show more

Contributors

Paula Radnor:
Anna Friel
Eddie Mottram:
Daniel Mays
Ken Whiteley:
Peter Wight
Kathy Whiteley:
Barbara Marten
Colin Bolt:
Terence Maynard
Darren Nunn:
Joel Fry
Ben Somers:
Joe Armstrong
Trevor Brotherton:
Nicholas Gleaves
Marion Sharmer:
Lorraine Ashbourne
Jessie:
Abbie Fox
DCI Andy Parkham:
Ian Burfield
Solicitor's Receptionist:
Jennifer Tanarez

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Adventure film. In 1947, Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crosses the Pacific Ocean in a balsa-wood raft - an epic 101-day voyage across 5,000 miles. Show more

Contributors

Thor Heyerdahl:
Pal Sverre Hagen
Knut Haugland:
Tobias Santelmann
Bengt Danielsson:
Gustaf Skarsgard
Erik Hesselberg:
Odd-Magnus Williamson
Torstein Raaby:
Jakob Oftebro
Liv Heyerdahl:
Agnes Kittelsen
Spinden:
Peter Wight

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Romantic comedy. Murray decides to support Bex by helping her raise as much money as possible for the charity event that she is organising. Show more

Sunshine

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & LincsLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

The bittersweet three-part comedy drama concludes, with Bing taking the first tentative steps towards overcoming his gambling addiction. Show more

Contributors

Bob 'Bing' Crosby:
Steve Coogan
George Crosby:
Bernard Hill
Bernadette:
Lisa Millett
Eddie:
Neil Bell
Shopkeeper:
John Churnside
Landlady:
Judith Barker
Job Interviewer 1:
Daniel Scott Yarnold
Job Interviewer 2:
John Elkington
Receptionist:
Sarah Baxendale
Hospital Doctor:
Eamonn Riley
Mr Roberts:
David Woodcock
Producer:
John Rushton
Writer:
Craig Cash
Director:
Craig Cash

Series

Sunshine

Early Doors

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy series set in a small Manchester public house. Forged bank notes are being passed over the counter, but who is the culprit? Phil and Nige the policemen are on the case.

Early Doors

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy series set in a small Manchester public house. Ken is laid up with the flu as the police arrive to celebrate a successful drugs bust. Duffy is in no mood for celebrating. Show more