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Modern Morality Tales

Episode 5: Moderation

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

A comic look at modern attitudes towards moderation, in which Rebecca Front plays a woman who comes face to face with her spiritual estate agent after her car crashes into a canal. Show more

Drama on 3

Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill

Duration: 2 hours, 56 minutes

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

Eugene O'Neill's drama focusing on one devastating day in the lives of the Tyrone family. Each member is so absorbed in their own despair that they struggle to confront the truth. Show more

Contributors

James Tyrone:
Robert Glenister
Mary Tyrone:
Anastasia Hille
Jamie Tyrone:
Rupert Evans
Edmund Tyrone:
Gwilym Lee
Cathleen:
Bronagh Waugh
Adaptor:
John Peacock

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Drama set in 1930s Germany. A professor is reluctant to become involved with the Nazi Party when they offer to advance his career.

Contributors

Genres

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Wanderlust

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama series. Joy must deal with the fallout of Laura's discovery. Alan and Claire's connection grows more intense. Show more

Contributors

Joy Richards:
Toni Collette
Alan Richards:
Steven Mackintosh
Claire Pascal:
Zawe Ashton
Jennifer Ashman:
Anya Chalotra
Naomi Richards:
Emma D'Arcy
Laura Richards:
Celeste Dring
Michelle McCullen:
Isis Hainsworth
Rita Bellows:
Anastasia Hille
Tom Richards:
Joe Hurst
Lawrence Cole:
Paul Kaye
James Marcham:
Andy Nyman
Jason Hales:
Royce Pierreson
Neil Bellows:
Jeremy Swift
Elaine Marcham:
Robin Weaver
Angela Bowden:
Sophie Okonedo
Janet Malherbe:
Ashley McGuire
Josh Riley:
Simon Tcherniak
Sam Morton:
Jordan Adene
Mimi Brookes:
Megan Richards
Young Joy:
Amy Leighton
Young Lawrence:
Dominic Herman-Day
Idea Originator:
Nick Payne
Writer:
Nick Payne
Executive Producer:
Roanna Benn
Executive Producer:
Jude Liknaitzky
Producer:
Kate Crowther
Director:
Luke Snellin
Production Company:
Drama Republic Ltd

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Drama relating the remarkable story of Stephen Hawking's early years as a PHD student at Cambridge, his search for the 'beginning of time' and his struggle against illness. Show more

Contributors

Stephen Hawking:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Fred Hoyle:
Peter Firth
Roger Penrose:
Tom Ward
Jane Wilde:
Lisa Dillon
Dennis Sciama:
John Sessions
Isobel Hawking:
Phoebe Nicholls
Arno Penzias:
Michael Brandon
Bob Wilson:
Tom Hodgkins
Dr John Holloway:
Matthew Marsh
Nurse Susan McClean:
Anastasia Hille
Frank Hawking:
Adam Godley
Jayant Narlikar:
Rohan Siva
George Ellis:
Bertie Carvel
Robert Silkin:
Sebastian Armesto
Martha Guthrie:
Alice Eve
Rosencrantz:
Leon Ockenden
Guildenstern:
Che Cartwright
Lidia Sciama:
Carolina Giammetta
Train Passenger:
Linda Spurrier
Cab Driver:
James Warrior
Producer:
Jessica Pope
Director:
Philip Martin

15 Minute Drama

Anna's War

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anna wants to help evacuate 85 old people from a war-torn Chechnyan old people's home who have been abandoned by the authorities. But there is opposition. Show more

Contributors

Anna Politkovskaya:
Anastasia Hille
Dimitry Muratov:
Conrad Nelson
Elena Kudimova:
Fiona Clarke
Ivan Bogolomov:
Max Bollinger
Alexander Politkovsky:
Andrew Byron

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Anna's War

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The inhabitants of a Chechen mountain village have written to Anna asking for her to investigate tortures by the Russian army on civilians. Anna herself is captured by the soldiers. Show more

Contributors

Anna Politkovskaya:
Anastasia Hille
Dimitri Muratov:
Conrad Nelson
Vera Politkovskaya:
Harriet Chandler Judd
Lieutenant:
Andrew Byron

Genres

Wanderlust

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Drama series. It's crunch time for Alan and Joy as public and private forces threaten to tear them apart. Tom faces a romantic ultimatum. Show more

Contributors

Joy Richards:
Toni Collette
Alan Richards:
Steven Mackintosh
Claire Pascal:
Zawe Ashton
Jennifer Ashman:
Anya Chalotra
Naomi Richards:
Emma D'Arcy
Laura Richards:
Celeste Dring
Michelle McCullen:
Isis Hainsworth
Rita Bellows:
Anastasia Hille
Tom Richards:
Joe Hurst
Lawrence Cole:
Paul Kaye
James Marcham:
Andy Nyman
Jason Hales:
Royce Pierreson
Neil Bellows:
Jeremy Swift
Angela Bowden:
Sophie Okonedo
Adam Cooper:
George Taylor
Young Joy:
Amy Leighton
Sam Morton:
Jordan Adene
Mimi Brookes:
Megan Richards
Janet Malherbe:
Ashley McGuire
Delivery Man:
Matthew Trevannion
Traffic Warden:
Rina Fatania
Emily Riley:
Kate O'Flynn
Josh Riley:
Simon Tcherniak
Young Lawrence:
Dominic Herman-Day
Stevie Cole:
Katharine Ingle
Idea Originator:
Nick Payne
Writer:
Nick Payne
Executive Producer:
Roanna Benn
Executive Producer:
Jude Liknaitzky
Producer:
Kate Crowther
Production Company:
Drama Republic Ltd

Wanderlust

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Drama series. Joy and Alan face up to the seismic changes in their lives and try to decide if the choices they have made are the right ones. Show more

Contributors

Joy Richards:
Toni Collette
Alan Richards:
Steven Mackintosh
Claire Pascal:
Zawe Ashton
Jennifer Ashman:
Anya Chalotra
Naomi Richards:
Emma D'Arcy
Laura Richards:
Celeste Dring
Michelle McCullen:
Isis Hainsworth
Rita Bellows:
Anastasia Hille
Tom Richards:
Joe Hurst
Lawrence Cole:
Paul Kaye
James Marcham:
Andy Nyman
Jason Hales:
Royce Pierreson
Neil Bellows:
Jeremy Swift
Elaine Marcham:
Robin Weaver
Young Joy:
Amy Leighton
Young Lawrence:
Dominic Herman-Day
Josh Riley:
Simon Tcherniak
Emily Riley:
Kate O'Flynn
Sam Morton:
Jordan Adene
Mimi Brookes:
Megan Richards
Idea Originator:
Nick Payne
Writer:
Nick Payne
Executive Producer:
Roanna Benn
Executive Producer:
Jude Liknaitzky
Producer:
Kate Crowther
Production Company:
Drama Republic Ltd

Drama

Reading Europe - Italy: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lena and Lila are now young women. Lila married at 16 and has a young son. Lena has escaped Naples, earned her college degree and published a successful novel. Show more

Drama

Reading Europe - Italy: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lena and Lila are now young women. Lila married at 16 and has a young son. Lena has escaped Naples, earned her college degree and published a successful novel. Show more

Drama

Reading Europe - Italy: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lena and Lila are now young women. Lila married at 16 and has a young son. Lena has escaped Naples, earned her college degree and published a successful novel. Show more

Home Front

6 July 1915 - Victor Lumley

Duration: 12 minutes

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

Available for years

Victor prepares for a meeting he only ever dreamed about before. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel McCormack
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Toby Speedwell:
Joe Bannister
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 27: 15-19 June 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The Graham household is in chaos and not expecting visitors. Show more

Contributors

Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Lorna Hogg:
Judy Emmet
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Melvin Manners:
David Acton
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Beau Tilley:
Stephen Critchlow
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook

Genres

Home Front

23 June 1915 - Dieter Lippke

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. A fugitive returns. Show more

Contributors

Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Tom Wright:
Clive Hayward
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
White Featherer:
Jessica Turner

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 28: 22-26 June 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

A week of secrets and lies feature in the omnibus edition of the epic drama series. Show more

Contributors

Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Lorna Hogg:
Judy Emmet
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Melvin Manners:
David Acton
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Beau Tilley:
Stephen Critchlow
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 30: 6-10 July 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Soldiers home on leave find it a very different place to the one they thought they were fighting for. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Mervyn Harris:
Tom Whitelock
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel McCormack
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Maisie Plackett:
Cassie Layton
Toby Speedwell:
Joe Bannister
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham

Genres

Home Front

13 July 1915 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

A wartime celebrity makes an unexpected appearance in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Female Onlooker:
Anastasia Hille

Home Front

16 July 1915 - Juliet Cavendish

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The Grahams' engagement party for Howard and Juliet proves more eventful than planned. Show more

Contributors

Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Adeline Marshall:
Anastasia Hille
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 31: 13-17 July 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

A wartime celebrity makes an unexpected visit to Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
PC Clough:
David Acton
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon