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Blood, Sex and Money by Emile Zola

Season 1 - Blood

Masterpiece

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Masterpiece by Martin Jameson inspired by Zola's Rougon Macquart novels. Dide observes her great-grandson Claude's demise as his obsession to create 'the' masterpiece wreaks havoc. Show more

Drama

Orpheus and Eurydice

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Linda Marshall Griffiths re-imagines the myth that has inspired writers and musicians since ancient times. A contemporary story told from Orpheus' viewpoint. Show more

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Drama

Drama

Reasons for Leaving

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Peter Whalley. Lauren thinks someone is breaking into her house and calls the police. But it is Ian, her estranged husband who walked out and disappeared 11 months ago. Show more

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Drama

Drama

Eurydice and Orpheus

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Her Story, by Simon Armitage. A busking musician discovers a natural talent for the harp that has a deep, irreversible effect on his and his lover's lives. Music by PJ Harvey. Show more

Drama

Peter Whalley - The Trial

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. As Mollie falls headlong in love with Colin, he is arrested on a murder charge, and soon Mollie's own life is in danger. Gripping thriller stars Tracy Wiles. Show more

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Drama

Stone

Series 5

Episode 2: Blood Money

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

By Richard Monks. When DCI John Stone investigates the hit-and-run of a cyclist, he soon realises that there are several people who wanted him dead. Show more

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DCI John Stone:
Hugo Speer
DI Mike Tanner:
Craig Cheetham
DS Sue Kelly:
Deborah McAndrew

Drama

Bright Spark

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Eve Davies. Powerful drama about historical child abuse. Janine is a witness in a court case. Can she and her friend Mel persuade the jury their teacher abused them? Show more

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Drama

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Drama inspired by Emile Zola's Rougon-Macquart novels. Claude is a talented artist determined to paint the truth around him, contrary to popular fashion, and his own 'bad blood'. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. An extraordinary day in the life of a young Alexander Graham Bell, the roots of his genius and his invention. Stars John Bell. Show more

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Aleck:
John Bell
Rev McReady:
Stuart McQuarrie
Voice of the Automaton:
Seamus O'Neill

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Drama

The Second Son

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A son discovers someone has beaten him to tracking down his estranged father and stolen his identity. Starring Jason Stone. From April 2013. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Love and Mettle

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Mrs T's husband is on the verge of retiring from his job as a consultant psychiatrist. Have they got the bottle to gamble his entire lump sum on a building project? Show more

15 Minute Drama

Love and Mettle

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Mrs T has been working off the wrong plans and does not have planning permission for the house they have built. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Love and Mettle

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A few weeks away from Christmas, and Dr T has collapsed and is in hospital. Show more

Drama

Ray Connolly - Sorry, Boys, You Failed the Audition

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. What might have happened if George Martin had turned The Beatles down. Comedy drama set in 1962. Stars Sara Bahadori. From November 2013. Show more

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Drama

15 Minute Drama

Love and Mettle

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The build begins, and catastrophe strikes when the council inform Mrs T she hasn't protected the ancient trees in the garden properly, and the build is ordered to cease immediately. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Love and Mettle

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Mrs T realises that she and Dr T have gone into this blindly. She keeps her worries about money under wraps, but Dr T is suspicious. Show more

Brief Lives

Series 8

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

By Philip Meeks. Frank and Sarah drive to the country to celebrate a friend's eightieth birthday but find themselves in the centre of a family tragedy going back decades. Show more