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Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

The show that looks behind-the-scenes at the life and work of the star impressionist. With Duncan Wisbey. From September 2014. Show more

Elvis McGonagall Takes a Look on the Bright Side

Series 1

Episode 4: Go Wild in the Country

Duration: 13 minutes

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

Elvis ponders what's so great about country life. Should he run with the deer or shoot them? With Clarke Peters. From May 2014. Show more

GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Jack is reluctant to leave the house after being attacked by the Krays, but Billy Hill has other plans for him. Revenge is on the cards, while Brian gets his first taste of crime. Show more

Contributors

Joey Oldman:
Toby Jones
Cath Oldman:
Denise Gough
Brian Oldman:
Rory McMenamin
Jack Braden:
Tom Weston-Jones
Gracie Braden:
Ruth Gemmell
Bobby Brown:
Charlie Davies
Billy Hill:
Robert Glenister
DI Drury:
Matthew Marsh
Fat Cecil:
Matthew Marsh
Frank Cockain:
Michael Eaves
Sammy Cohen:
Jonathan Tafler
Leah Cohen:
Jasmine Hyde
Ronnie Kray:
Lewis MacLeod
PC Watling:
Nigel Cooke
Narrator:
Ross Kemp
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
GF Newman

GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Jack is riding high with his first taste of crime but things go wrong when his mother falls ill. Meanwhile, Joey gets an intriguing call from the Inland Revenue. Show more

Contributors

Joey Oldman:
Toby Jones
Cath Oldman:
Denise Gough
Brian Oldman:
Rory McMenamin
Jack Braden:
Tom Weston-Jones
Gracie Braden:
Ruth Gemmell
Eddie Richardson:
Charlie Davies
Selwyn Carruthers:
Charlie Davies
DI Drury:
Matthew Marsh
Billy Hill:
Robert Glenister
Frank Cockain:
Michael Eaves
Win Booker:
Lotte Rice
Sammy Cohen:
Jonathan Tafler
Mr Booker:
Lewis MacLeod
Sergeant Watling:
Nigel Cooke
Bank Manager:
Matthew Townshend
Narrator:
Ross Kemp
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
GF Newman

GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Jack is finally forced into completing national service, but he refuses to box for his regiment. When he hears that his mother is ill, he is forced to think of a means of escape. Show more

Contributors

Joey Oldman:
Toby Jones
Cath Oldman:
Denise Gough
Brian Oldman:
Rory McMenamin
Jack Braden:
Tom Weston-Jones
Ronnie Kray:
Lewis MacLeod
Sammy Cohen:
Jonathan Tafler
Capt Tyrwhitt:
Jonathan Tafler
Bobby Brown:
Charlie Davies
Billy Hill:
Robert Glenister
Bank Manager:
Matthew Townshend
Tinkerbell:
Michael Eaves
Tom Driberg:
Nigel Cooke
Charlie Richardson:
Oliver Mawdsley
Gladys Brown:
Catherine Henderson
Narrator:
Ross Kemp
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
GF Newman

GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Jack continues to dodge his call-up in order to further his boxing career, while Joey is desperate to start his own business. But where will he get the money from? Show more

Contributors

Joey Oldman:
Toby Jones
Cath Oldman:
Denise Gough
Brian Oldman:
Rory McMenamin
Jack Braden:
Tom Weston-Jones
Gracie Braden:
Ruth Gemmell
Billy Hill:
Robert Glenister
Mr Thompson:
Nigel Cooke
Win Booker:
Lotte Rice
Ronnie Kray:
Lewis MacLeod
Mr Booker:
Lewis MacLeod
Bank Manager:
Matthew Townshend
Stephen Ward:
Theo Fraser Steele
Narrator:
Ross Kemp
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
GF Newman

GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

While working in a shoe shop, Brian meets the MP Tom Driberg and embarks on a new course in life. Joey visits Jack's casino and realises there are new ways to make money. Show more

Contributors

Joey Oldman:
Toby Jones
Cath Oldman:
Denise Gough
Brian Oldman:
Rory McMenamin
Ruth Sutton:
Kellie Shirley
Jack Braden:
Tom Weston-Jones
Rikki the Malt:
Matthew Marsh
Win Booker:
Lotte Rice
Sammy Cohen:
Jonathan Tafler
Ronnie Kray:
Lewis MacLeod
Basil Jones:
Lewis MacLeod
John Bindon:
Charlie Davies
Narrator:
Ross Kemp
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
GF Newman

GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 1

Episode 7

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Joey is determined to find a way for Brian to avoid National Service and, at the same time, increases his business dealings with Sammy – with disastrous consequences. Show more

Contributors

Joey Oldman:
Toby Jones
Cath Oldman:
Denise Gough
Brian Oldman:
Rory McMenamin
Jack Braden:
Tom Weston-Jones
Billy Hill:
Robert Glenister
Arnold Goodman:
Edward Max
Eddie Richardson:
Charlie Davies
Sammy Cohen:
Jonathan Tafler
Ronnie Kray:
Lewis MacLeod
Harold Wilson:
Lewis MacLeod
Tom Driberg:
Nigel Cooke
Martha Baines:
Kellie Shirley
Narrator:
Ross Kemp
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
GF Newman

GF Newman's The Corrupted

Series 1

Episode 8

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Joey starts investing in property in run down Notting Hill Gate but, in doing so, puts the Kray Brothers' noses out of joint. Who will win in the property wars? Show more

Contributors

Joey Oldman:
Toby Jones
Cath Oldman:
Denise Gough
Brian Oldman:
Rory McMenamin
Jack Braden:
Tom Weston-Jones
Billy Hill:
Robert Glenister
DI Drury:
Matthew Marsh
Charlie Richardson:
Oliver Mawdsley
Leah Cohen:
Jasmine Hyde
Ronnie Kray:
Lewis MacLeod
Violet Kray:
Ruth Gemmell
Sergeant Watling:
Nigel Cooke
Narrator:
Ross Kemp
Director:
Clive Brill
Producer:
Clive Brill
Writer:
GF Newman

Drama

Christopher Douglas - Dolly

Duration: 45 minutes

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

England cricketer Basil D'Oliveira wants to tour his native South Africa, but apartheid protectors say no. Stars Jude Akuwudike. Show more

Contributors

Basil 'Baz' D'Oliveira:
Jude Akuwudike
Naomi D'Oliveira:
Rakie Ayola
Bishop of Adelaide:
Lewis MacLeod
Tiene Oosterhuizen:
Saul Reichlin
Damian D'Oliveira:
Job Angus
Shaun D'Oliveira:
Haydon Downing

Brand

Drama

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Elvis is struggling to make ends meet as everybody now wants a struggling poet to work for free. With Clarke Peters. From 2015. Show more

Elvis McGonagall Takes a Look on the Bright Side

Series 2

Episode 1: Full Tartan Jacket

Duration: 13 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. With a photo shoot for style magazine - will Elvis’s tartan jacket cut the mustard? With Clarke Peters. From August 2015. Show more

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Duration: 25 minutes

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

Available for years

Sketch show looking behind-the-scenes at the life and work of the star impressionist. With Julian Dutton. From September 2014. Show more

Elvis McGonagall Takes a Look on the Bright Side

Series 1

Episode 3: Taking Care of Business

Duration: 13 minutes

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

Denouncing the wage gap and corporate capitalism. Can Elvis change his dyspeptic view of life? From May 2014. Show more

Elvis McGonagall Takes a Look on the Bright Side

Series 1

Episode 2: The Winner Takes It All

Duration: 13 minutes

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

What is society's apparent mania for competitions? Can Elvis change his dyspeptic view of life? With Clarke Peters. From May 2014. Show more

Elvis McGonagall Takes a Look on the Bright Side

Series 1

Episode 1: A Dog's Dinner

Duration: 13 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. What's so good about haute cuisine and celebrity chefs? Can Elvis change his dyspeptic view of life? With Clarke Peters. From April 2014. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Comedy writer and accidental parliamentary candidate John O'Farrell adapts his best-selling memoir about Labour's 20-year identity crisis, from Labour landslides to Brexit. Show more

Contributors

Gordon Brown:
Lewis MacLeod
Theresa May:
Jan Ravens

Genres

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

John O'Farrell looks back at the last 20 years in British politics to try to make sense of where we are now. News archive and music from the time bring events to life. Show more

Contributors

Gordon Brown:
Lewis MacLeod
Theresa May:
Jan Ravens

Genres

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

John O'Farrell looks back at the last 20 years, to try to make sense of where we are now. With Hugh Dennis, Doon McKichan, Jan Ravens and Lewis McLeod. Show more

Contributors

Gordon Brown:
Lewis MacLeod
Theresa May:
Jan Ravens

Genres