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Duration: 45 minutes

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

In the year 2020, the bees are nearly all gone. Human beings might be next. Stars Alice Lowe and Stuart McLoughlin. Show more

Contributors

Deborah:
Alice Lowe
Hire Car Salesman:
Alun Raglan
Customs Official:
John Norton
Lost Passenger:
Claire Cage

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Stephen Fry links the very best sketches from Series 1 and 2 of the award-winning comedy show. In this episode, a rich Georgian swaps lives with a peasant in Historical Wife Swap. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Stephen Fry presents the best sketches from the award-winning comedy show. Prank-loving teenage Emperor Elagabalus hosts a dinner party on Roman Come Dine With Me. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Stephen Fry presents the best sketches from the award-winning comedy show. The Durham Home Guard injure themselves while learning first aid, and Admiral Nelson gets seasick. Show more

A Good Read

Alice Lowe and Andrew Hunter Murray

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alice Lowe and Andrew Hunter Murray talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including The First Bad Man by Miranda July and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Hunter Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Lowe
Producer:
Mair Bosworth

Harry & Paul

Series 2

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Sketch show. The Benefits go on quiz show Ask the Dysfunctional Family, and the Writer helps the landlady deal with her husband. The Football Manager is relegated to League One. Show more

Little Britain

Series 3

Episode 5

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Available for 9 months

Matt Lucas and David Walliams take a comic look at life in Britain. Featuring Anthony Head and special guests Ruth Madoc and David Baddiel.

Inside No. 9

Series 2

Episode 6: Seance Time

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Chilling comedy. Having never consulted the spirit world before, Tina isn't quite sure what to expect, but there's something already waiting for her on the Other Side. Show more

Home Front

15 January 1916 - Norman Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day, Emmeline Pankhurst was detained in New York after arriving for a tour of North America, and in Folkestone there are new arrivals at the police station. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford

Home Front

22 January 1916 - Isabel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day, the Dublin police raided several houses, seizing arms and a printing press, and Isabel is unhappy witness to a raid on the Belgian restaurant. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Emile Tourte:
Stephane Cornicard
Mr Mottershead:
Gerard McDermott

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 44: 18-22 January 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week of the first concerted attempt to break the Siege of Kut, Folkestone's characters are all looking for release. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Clemmie Crayford:
Joanna Monro
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Edward Easton:
Raymond Wilson
Emile Tourte:
Stephane Cornicard
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Mr Mottershead:
Gerard McDermott
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Nev Cotton:
Leo Wan
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Nurse Wright:
Isobel Rogers

Genres

Home Front

9 February 1916 - Norman Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day, four bombs were dropped near a girls' school in Kent causing three casualties, while Norman Harris receives wonderful news. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Ruth Billings:
Katie Redford
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Elsie Buss:
Tracy Wiles
Charles Chaplin:
Owen Clarke

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 2Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio Wales FM

New sitcom by Gareth Gwynn and Ben Partridge. New parents Gruff and Alice's lives are disrupted when Gruff's dad appears on their doorstep unexpectedly, wanting to stay. Show more

Dangerous Visions

Anita Sullivan - The Bee Maker

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. It is 2020, and the bees are nearly all gone. Human beings might be nex. A cautionary tale about our busy technology-filled lives. With Alice Lowe and Harriet Walter. Show more

Contributors

Deborah:
Alice Lowe
Hire Car Salesman:
Alun Raglan
Customs Official:
John Norton
Lost Passenger:
Claire Cage

Genres

Harry & Paul

Series 3

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Sketch comedy series. Ken and Bryan have an acrimonious split in the Dragons' Den, and we meet the surgeons' 19th-century ancestors.

Harry & Paul

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

The Chocolatier and his arch-rival the Cobblertier meet their nemesis, and French comedians Jonny and Bing promote some surprising special edition cars. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Stephen Fry links the best sketches from the award-winning comedy show. George IV receives some good news, and a WWII evacuee encounters the horrors of the countryside. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 43: 11-15 January 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week when the Welsh and Scottish Trades Unions voted to oppose conscription, there is pressure at the Bevan to return more wounded men to duty. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Alphonse Duvall:
Matthew Juul
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dr Henry Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Emile Tourte:
Stephane Cornicard
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Ivor Davies:
Alun Raglan
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Len Reeves:
Darren Swift
Lilian Frost:
Alex Tregear
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Ruby Tulliver:
Martine McCutcheon
Ruth Billings:
Katie Redford
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Auctioneer:
Gerard McDermott
Mr Martindale:
Ewan Bailey

Genres

Home Front

3 February 1916 - Hilary Pearce

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day, a wrecked zeppelin was spotted in the North Sea by a British trawler, and Hilary Pearce sets out to catch a very particular fish. Show more

Contributors

Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Ruby Tulliver:
Martine McCutcheon
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Elsie Buss:
Tracy Wiles
Fred Apps:
Ewan Bailey

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 46: 1-5 February 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week when Britain suffered the worst zeppelin raid thus far in the war, all of Folkestone is jumpy. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Billy Barstow:
David Hounslow
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Elsie Buss:
Tracy Wiles
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Fred Apps:
Ewan Bailey
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Millie Mumford:
Jessica Turner
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Queenie Penfold:
Lorna Nickson Brown
Ruby Tulliver:
Martine McCutcheon
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Town Clerk:
Leo Wan
Councillor Pepper:
Ewan Bailey

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