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Riot Girls

The Robber Bride

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Margaret Atwood turns a tantalising fairy tale into a dark modern story, as three old university friends discover a secret they had hoped was buried forever resurfacing. Show more

Riot Girls

The Robber Bride

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Margaret Atwood's retelling of this dark fairy story. Three old university friends try to figure out why Zenia has resurfaced and what she wants. But are they any match for her? Show more

Duration: 44 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A comedy about neighbours, architecture, tradition versus modernism and James Bond. Architect Erno Goldfinger struggles to build his modernist dream home. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Erno Goldfinger:
Justin Salinger
Ursula Blackwell:
Melody Grove
Charles:
Karl Johnson
Roland Penrose:
Simon Harrison
Henry Brooke:
David Seddon
Evelyn Fleming:
Elaine Claxton
Ian Fleming:
Monty d'Inverno

Genres

Drama

Festival

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Comedy drama by Sarah Wooley about the Cheltenham Literary Festival and the origins of a legendary literary romance. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth Jane Howard:
Melody Grove
John Moore:
Tony Gardner
Colin 'Monkey' Howard:
Will Howard
Kingsley Amis:
Jonathan Forbes
Carson McCullers:
Emma Handy
Gallery Owner:
Emma Handy
Councillor:
Emma Handy
James Douglas-Henry:
John Lightbody
Councillor:
John Lightbody
Peter Scott:
John Lightbody

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

A Nice Little Holiday

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Complex love affairs, breaking scandals and a famous letter of hatred to the British people turn playwright John Osborne's 1961 French holiday into a nightmare. Stars Robin Laing. Show more

Contributors

Jocelyn Rickards:
Tracy Wiles
John Osborne:
Robin Laing
Tony Richardson:
Tobias Menzies
Christopher Isherwood:
Richard Greenwood

Brand

Drama

Drama

Sarah Wooley - Moving Music

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Artistic tensions surface as composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich share a day job in 1960s New York. Stars Bryan Dick and Justin Salinger. From November 2013. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Everybody's Got Conditions

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Sarah Wooley. Tennessee Williams finds himself fighting for his reputation and his sanity when Bette Davis is cast in his play, The Night of the Iguana. Show more

Contributors

Tennessee Williams:
Justin Salinger
Bette Davis:
Amelia Bullmore
Chuck Bowden:
Simon Harrison
Paula Laurence:
Teresa Gallagher
Frank Merlo:
David Sturzaker
Stage Manager:
David Sturzaker
Patrick O Neal:
Simon Ludders
Hot Dog Man:
Simon Ludders
Margaret Leighton:
Georgie Glen
Operator:
Georgie Glen

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Sarah Wooley - Fifteen Minutes

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The last days of Pop Art and how Andy Warhol, with help from Truman Capote, invented celebrity culture. Stars Tobias Menzies. Show more

Contributors

Bob Colacello:
Will Howard
Andy Warhol:
Tobias Menzies
Truman Capote:
Adrian Rawlins
Fred Hughes:
David Seddon

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

The Vital Spark: Intelligence

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Sarah Wooley. During the Second World War, the young Muriel Spark worked in the British 'Black Propaganda' department of MI6 writing 'damaging lies and plausible truths'. Show more

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Brand

Drama

Drama

1977

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Sarah Wooley. How the writing of the music for the film Watership Down allows one woman to live the life she had always wanted. Show more

Contributors

Angela Morley:
Rebecca Root
Christine Parker:
Debra Baker
Marcus Dods:
William Gaminara
Terry Rawlings:
Bryan Dick
Malcolm Williamson:
Chris Pavlo
John Sanders:
David Seddon
Larry Ashmore:
David Seddon
All other parts:
Evie Killip

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

4/4

Scherzo

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Comedy drama series about the exploits, musical and otherwise, of a string quartet. Second violin Fergus is taken ill with a suspected heart attack. By Sarah Wooley. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

4/4

Finale Con Porca

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Sarah Wooley. Comedy drama series about the exploits, musical and otherwise, of a string quartet. Fergus has invited Kelly, a young Australian woman, to travel with them. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

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Drama by Sarah Wooley about the making of Victim, the first British film to break a taboo and address homosexuality seriously. Starring Ed Stoppard as Dirk Bogarde. Show more

Contributors

Dirk Bogarde:
Ed Stoppard
Tony Forwood:
Simon Harrison
Basil Dearden:
Jonathan Aris
Janet Green:
Fenella Woolgar
Michael Relph:
Ben Miles
John Trevelyan:
Michael Maloney
Dorothy:
Julie Teal
Sylvia Sims:
Sarah Ridgeway
Alexander Walker:
Charlie Clements
Leo Abse MP/Trailer Announcer:
Simon Ludders
Sir Cyril Osborne MP/Earl of Arran/Roy Jenkins MP:
Philip Fox

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