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Saturday Drama

Alan Bennett - Denmark Hill

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Idiosyncratic take on Hamlet seen largely through the eyes of a 15-year old-girl. Narrated by Alan Bennett with Bryony Hannah. Show more

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Genres

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers

Episode 2: Things Unsaid

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Will the archdeacon's new vicar of St Ewold's be a challenge to the slippery chaplain, Obidiah Slope? From February 2014. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mr Harding:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Eleanor Bold:
Claire Price
Mr Arabin:
Steve Toussaint
Archdeacon Grantly:
Malcolm Sinclair
Obidiah Slope:
Richard Lumsden
Madeline Neroni:
Katherine Parkinson
Mrs Proudie:
Joanna Monro
Bishop Proudie:
James Lailey
Mrs Quiverful:
Carolyn Pickles
Mr Quiverful:
John Norton

Genres

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers

Episode 3: Games at Ullathorne

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Miss Thorne organises a summer fete for Barchester and then develops a cunning plan for Eleanor. Starring Tim Piggott-Smith and Una Stubbs. From February 2014. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mr Harding:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Archdeacon Grantly:
Malcolm Sinclair
Miss Thorne:
Una Stubbs
Eleanor Bold:
Claire Price
Obidiah Slope:
Richard Lumsden
Madeline Neroni:
Katherine Parkinson
Mr Arabin:
Steve Toussaint
Bishop Proudie:
James Lailey
Mrs Proudie:
Joanna Monro
Bertie Stanhope:
Joel MacCormack
Servant:
John Norton
Lady deCourcy:
Carolyn Pickles

Genres

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers

Episode 1: The New Bishop

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. The archdeacon wants to be the bishop, but will the current prime minister who favours him remain in power? From February 2014. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mr Harding:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Eleanor Bold:
Claire Price
Archdeacon Grantly:
Malcolm Sinclair
Obidiah Slope:
Richard Lumsden
Bishop Proudie:
James Lailey
Mrs Proudie:
Joanna Monro
Madeline Neroni:
Katherine Parkinson
1st Clergyman:
Joel MacCormack
Mrs Quiverful:
Carolyn Pickles
Dr Stanhope:
John Norton

Genres

Silk

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Legal drama series. Feelings run high when a murder trial close to home sends shockwaves through Shoe Lane Chambers. Can Martha uncover the truth in time? Show more

Contributors

Martha Costello QC:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader QC:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Harriet Hammond:
Miranda Raison
Caroline Warwick QC:
Frances Barber
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Alan Cowdrey QC:
Alex Jennings
Bethany Brassington:
Amy Wren
Hugo Milson QC:
Malcolm Sinclair
PC Adam Butcher:
Alan McKenna
Inspector Wright:
Terence Beesley
Darren Goodchild:
Ade Oyefeso
Makin LJ:
Pip Torrens
PC Michael Lewis:
Rocky Marshall
Ruby Carter:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Johnny Foster:
Gareth Williams
Magistrate:
Roberta Kerr
Court Clerk:
Melissa Johns
Producer:
Matt Strevens
Director:
Marc Jobst

Classic Serial

The Eustace Diamonds

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Beautiful Lizzie Eustace must fight to retain the dazzling diamonds which she believes are rightfully hers. Stars Pippa Nixon. Show more

Drama

Unmade Movies

Harold Pinter's The Dreaming Child

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

Harold Pinter's unproduced screenplay, based on Karen Blixen's elusive and mysterious short story. Set in Bristol in 1868, a wealthy but childless couple adopt a slum child. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Thriller about a French Nazi collaborator who was involved in the Holocaust and is now living a quiet life in southern France when a new investigation is launched. Show more

Contributors

Pierre Brossard:
Michael Caine
Annemarie Livi:
Tilda Swinton
Colonel Roux:
Jeremy Northam
Armand Bertier:
Alan Bates
Old Man:
John Neville
Commissaire Vionnet:
Frank Finlay
David Manenbaum:
Matt Craven
Inspector Cholet:
Peter Wight
Cardinal of Lyon:
Malcolm Sinclair
Father Patrice:
Colin Salmon
Dom Andre:
David de Keyser
Dom Olivier:
James Greene

Formats

Silk

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series. Clive is in Oxford, prosecuting three students accused of sexually assaulting a waitress. Up against an intimidating defence counsel, Clive begins to waver. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Executive Producer:
Peter Moffat
Martha Costello QC:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Caroline Warwick QC:
Frances Barber
George Duggan:
Indira Varma
Alan Cowdrey QC:
Alex Jennings
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Bethany Brassington:
Amy Wren
Ricky Armitage:
Morgan Watkins
Hugo Milson QC:
Malcolm Sinclair
Roland Boyce QC:
Ray Fearon
Gareth Wells QC:
David Bark-Jones
Ed Marmor:
Rhashan Stone
Tavishi Gupta:
Stephanie Street
Izzy Calvin:
Tamla Kari
Jamie Slotover:
Kaye Wragg
Tom McFarland:
James Northcote
Andrew Redford:
James Musgrave
Patrick Telford:
Jack Farthing
Henry Zucker:
Robin Soans
Paddy Caffrey:
Simon Wilson
Peter Craven:
Simon Merrells
HHJ Sadler:
Simon Chandler
Osmet Latif:
Munir Khairdin
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon

Saturday Drama

Woman in Mind

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Alan Ayckbourn's darkly comic play about a woman's mental breakdown. After a blow to the head, Susan encounters an alternative, fantasy family. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama

Reading Europe - Spain: Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

When Marta dies in his arms during an illicit encounter, Victor flees the scene leaving a small child alone in the apartment. Now Marta's husband, Eduardo, wants a word with him. Show more

Drama

Marcy Kahan - Mr Bridger's Orphan

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. How in 1968 Noel Coward surprised the world of film by agreeing to play criminal kingpin Mr Bridger in The Italian Job. From March 2013. Show more

Contributors

Noel Coward:
Malcolm Sinclair
Lorn Loraine:
Eleanor Bron
Cole Lesley:
Tam Williams
Young Peter:
Finlay Christie
Desmond:
Will Howard
Headmaster Savage-Bailey:
Ben Crowe
Ivor Novello:
Rick Warden
Cedric Hardwicke:
Nicholas Murchie
Jill Esmond:
Joanna Brookes
Director:
Marilyn Imrie
Producer:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Brand

Drama

Parade's End

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

While Sylvia and Christopher are reunited publicly, their relationship remains turbulent in private. Christopher is torn between his marriage vows and his feelings for Valentine. Show more

Contributors

Christopher Tietjens:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Sylvia Tietjens:
Rebecca Hall
General Campion:
Roger Allam
Valentine Wannop:
Adelaide Clemens
Father Consett:
Ned Dennehy
Edith Duchemin:
Anne-Marie Duff
Mark Tietjens:
Rupert Everett
Edward Wannop:
Freddie Fox
Macmaster:
Stephen Graham
Lady Claudine:
Clare Higgins
Tietjens Senior:
Alan Howard
Sir Reginald:
Denis Lawson
Waterhouse:
Tim McMullan
Mrs. Satterthwaite:
Janet McTeer
Potty Perowne:
Tom Mison
Brownlie:
Jamie Parker
Reverend Duchemin:
Rufus Sewell
Bobbie Pelham:
Anna Skellern
Glorvina:
Sasha Waddell
Reverend - Effie's Husband:
Christopher Bowen
Mary Richardson:
Letty Butler
Westershire:
Timothy Carlton
Hotel Husband:
Gilly Gilchrist
Critic at Macmasters Flat:
Jurgen Delnaet
Hotel Wife:
Kathryn Howden
Michaelangelo Woman:
Siobhan Hewlett
Commissionaire:
Michael Fitzgerald
Hullo Central (Evie):
Lucinda Raikes
Michael (4 yrs old):
Misha Handley
Producer:
David Parfitt
Director:
Susanna White

Genres

Parade's End

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Aristocrats Christopher and Sylvia Tietjens are unhappily married. Despite their troubles he is determined to stay faithful, until he meets suffragette Valentine Wannop. Show more

Contributors

Christopher Tietjens:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Sylvia Tietjens:
Rebecca Hall
General Campion:
Roger Allam
Valentine Wannop:
Adelaide Clemens
Bertram:
Jonathan Coy
Father Consett:
Ned Dennehy
Edith Duchemin:
Anne-Marie Duff
Mark Tietjens:
Rupert Everett
Macmaster:
Stephen Graham
Lady Claudine:
Clare Higgins
Tietjens Senior:
Alan Howard
Gerald Drake:
Jack Huston
Sir Reginald:
Denis Lawson
Waterhouse:
Tim McMullan
Mrs. Satterthwaite:
Janet McTeer
Potty Perowne:
Tom Mison
Hullo Central (Evie):
Lucinda Raikes
Reverend Duchemin:
Rufus Sewell
Bobbie Pelham:
Anna Skellern
Glorvina:
Sasha Waddell
Michael (4 yrs old):
Misha Handley
Bridget:
Tessa Parr
Johnny Pelham:
Garrett Moore
Lord Beichen:
Leslie de Gruyter
Capitaine Thurston:
Pierre Van Heddegem
Policeman:
Howard Ward
Reverend Horsley:
Michael Mears
Producer:
David Parfitt
Director:
Susanna White

Genres

Drama

Reading Europe - Spain: Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

When the woman with whom he was about to begin an affair suddenly dies in his arms, Victor considers walking away, but he is unable to resist delving into the woman's dark secret. Show more

Hustle

Series 4

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Available for 4 months

Drama series about a team of con artists. The team use the story of the emperor's new clothes as inspiration for a con on an immoral woman with a passion for fashion. Show more

Contributors

Danny Blue:
Marc Warren
Ash Morgan:
Robert Glenister
Stacie Monroe:
Jaime Murray
Billy Bond:
Ashley Walters
Albert Stroller:
Robert Vaughn
Nathan:
Leon Black

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Victoria Wood's musical, rooted in the Manchester of 1929 and 1969, is the story of two lonely middle-aged people who grab a second chance at life. Show more

Contributors

Mr Kirkby:
Daniel Rigby
Gertrude Riall:
Dorothy Atkinson
Mr Stanley:
Vincent Franklin
Sir Hamilton Harty:
Malcolm Sinclair
Commissionaire:
Ian Lavender
Young Enid:
Jessica Casby
Hewitt:
Sam Burles
Bus Conductor:
Carl Sanderson
Mr Chandler:
Michael Strobel
Killelea:
Nathan Rowley
Neighbour:
Kaya Brady
Tea Lady:
Pam Shaw
Youn Frank:
Andrew Carleton
Maitre d':
Robert Maxfield
Man with gramophone:
Michael Jibson
Man on tram:
William Fox
Businessman:
Mark Rowlands
Lecture hall Enid:
Hannah Cadec
Lecture hall Enid:
Emily Goodenough
Paris cafe intellectual:
Francesca Hoffman
Paris cafe intellectual:
Will Peaco
Peel Square passer-by:
Richard Jones
Berni Inn waiter:
Dan Reilly
Berni Inn waiter:
Gary Watson
Berni Inn waitress:
Tanya Robb
Berni Inn waitress:
Cat Simmons
Tango partner:
Sebastien Torkia
Urchin:
Sam Bluck
Producer:
Paul Frift
Director:
Victoria Wood

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Warden

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Mr Harding finds his peaceful life disrupted when his would-be son-in-law questions the large income he receives. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith. From January 2014. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mr Harding:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Bishop Grantly:
Andrew Sachs
Eleanor:
Claire Price
John Bold:
Bryan Dick
Archdeacon Grantly:
Malcolm Sinclair
Susan Grantly:
Charlotte Emmerson
Mary Bold:
Georgie Fuller
Abel Handy:
Nick Brimble
Tom Towers:
David Seddon
Director:
Susan Roberts

Genres

Classic Serial

The Eustace Diamonds

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

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

As gossip and scandal intensify, Lizzie is driven to increasingly desperate behaviour to retain her jewels. Stars Pippa Nixon. Show more

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 4: Henry V

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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

Henry V, now settled on the throne, faces a challenge from France. England prepares for war, and Henry leads his men across the channel where they will meet the enemy at Agincourt. Show more

Contributors

Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
The Chorus:
John Hurt
Thomas Erpingham:
Paul Freeman
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Duke of Burgundy:
Richard Griffiths
Duke of York:
Paterson Joseph
Westmorland:
James Laurenson