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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

Play For Today

Series 6

Episode 12: Nuts in May

Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Director Mike Leigh’s iconic tale of camping holidays and all the hazards involved. Keith and Candice-Marie arrive at a Dorset campground for ten nights of idyllic bliss. Show more

Contributors

Candice-Marie:
Alison Steadman
Quarryman:
Eric Allan
Miss Beale:
Richenda Carey
The Farmer:
Matthew Guinness
The Farm Girl:
Sally Watts
Producer:
David Rose
Director:
Mike Leigh
Writer:
Mike Leigh

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

A dramatic adaptation of the journals of Anne Lister, a 19th-century Yorkshire landowner and industrialist who lived a secret life with her female lover. Show more

Contributors

Anne Lister:
Maxine Peake
Marianna:
Anna Madeley
Aunt Lister:
Gemma Jones
Uncle Lister:
Alan David
Mrs Priestley:
Richenda Carey
Charles Lawton:
Michael Culkin
Christopher Rawson:
Dean Lennox Kelly
Miss Browne:
Tina O'Brien
Mrs Browne:
Belinda Lazenby
Rough Man:
Ted Holden
Lister Maid:
Jemima Foxtrot
Fiddler:
Rob Taylor
Director:
James Kent
Producer:
Mark Bentley

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

Drama

Frank Zappa and Me

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In 1967, a conservative English secretary had a life-changing encounter in a London hotel with the charismatic American musician, Frank Zappa. By Matt Broughton. Show more

Contributors

Frank Zappa:
Ronan Summers
Young Pauline:
Lucy Briggs-Owen
Older Pauline:
Richenda Carey
Christine:
Samantha Dakin
Eric Clapton:
Gareth Pierce
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Love Henry James: The American

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Newman, an American businessman in Paris falls in love with Claire De Cintre, from an aristocratic family. Her family however, are shrouded in mystery and cause misery and mayhem. Show more

Contributors

Henry James:
John Lynch
Christopher Newman:
Lee Ingleby
Claire de Cintre:
Olivia Hallinan
Madame de Bellgarde:
Richenda Carey
Mrs Bread:
Richenda Carey
Urbain Bellgarde:
Jonathan Keeble
Msr Nioche:
Jonathan Keeble
Valentin Bellgarde:
Ashley Margolis
Noemie Nioche:
Alais Lawson
Mrs Tristram:
Alais Lawson
Mr Tristram:
Ryan Early
Deepmere:
Ryan Early

Genres

Drama

Love Henry James: The American

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Newman, an American businessman in Paris, is engaged to aristocrat Claire de Cintre. When her mother and brother betray Newman most cruelly, he is intent on revenge. Show more

Contributors

Henry James:
John Lynch
Christopher Newman:
Lee Ingleby
Claire de Cintre:
Olivia Hallinan
Madame de Bellgarde:
Richenda Carey
Mrs Bread:
Richenda Carey
Urbain Bellgarde:
Jonathan Keeble
Msr Nioche:
Jonathan Keeble
Valentin Bellgarde:
Ashley Margolis
Noemie Nioche:
Alais Lawson
Mrs Tristram:
Alais Lawson
Mr Tristram:
Ryan Early
Deepmere:
Ryan Early

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

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

When Rodney meets a pretty girl in the market, he fails to realise her connections. But when he is invited to her family home, Del sees his chance of making a buck. Show more

Contributors

Del Boy:
David Jason
St John Ambulance Man:
Gordon Salkilld
Uncle Albert:
Buster Merryfield
Man in Market:
Paul McDowell
Ticket Collector:
Alan Cody
Programme Seller:
Christina Michaels
Man at Opera:
Robin Herford
Lady at Opera:
Richenda Carey
Patterson:
Arnold Peters
Mrs Miles:
Kate Williams
Lady at Dinner:
Daphne Goddard
Director:
Ray Butt

dinnerladies

Series 1

Episode 2: Royals

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 11 months

The dinner ladies are very excited about an impending visit from The Duke of Danby. Stan isn't, having had a previous run-in with him at Catterick Garrison army base.

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Dr Thorne

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Frank's parents are horrified when he proposes to the poor Mary. To save the estate, he must marry for money. Stars Iain Glenn. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Dr Thorne:
Iain Glen
Frank Gresham:
Douglas Booth
Roger Scratcherd:
Ron Cook
Lady Scratcherd:
Liza Tarbuck
Lady Arabella:
Pippa Haywood
Squire Gresham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Miss Dunstable:
Hattie Morahan
Revered Oriel:
Nick Haverson
Patience Oriel:
Jaimi Barbakoff
George de Courcy:
Wilf Scolding
Countess de Courcy:
Richenda Carey
Director:
Susan Roberts

Genres

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

While Hunt is away, Fred sets out to fulfil his promise to look after Annie but, before he knows what is happening, she seduces him. Upon his return, Hunt asks Annie to marry him. Show more

Contributors

William 'Maniac' Hunt:
Rafe Spall
Dante Gabriel Rossetti:
Aidan Turner
John Millais:
Samuel Barnett
Fred Walters:
Sam Crane
John Ruskin:
Tom Hollander
Lord Rosterley:
Samuel West
Lizzie Siddal:
Amy Manson
Annie Miller:
Jennie Jacques
Mr Stone:
Phil Davis
Mr Stone:
Phil Davis
Mrs Siddal:
Polly Kemp
Charlotte Siddal:
Josie Farmiloe
Mrs Gerard:
Richenda Carey
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle
Producer:
Ben Evans
Producer:
Ben Evans
Mr Chadwick:
Mark Benton
Charles Dickens:
Mark Heap
Effie Ruskin:
Zoe Tapper
Director:
Paul Gay
Margaret:
Maimie McCoy