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Richard Adams - Watership Down

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Fearful that their home is to be destroyed, a band of rabbits begins an epic and perilous journey. Starring Lyndsey Marshal. Show more

Drama

Richard Adams - Watership Down

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

To ensure the future of their new home, the rabbits must confront the terrifying General Woundwort. Stars Gunnar Cauthery. Show more

The Once and Future King

Episode 4: The Ill-Made Knight

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Full of zeal for Arthur's new chivalric order, Lancelot rides into Camelot. Starring Paul Ready and Alex Waldmann. Show more

The Once and Future King

Episode 5: The Lengthening Shadow

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Murder and betrayal threaten to undermine all that Arthur holds dear. The Round Table's survival is in peril. Stars Paul Ready. Show more

The Once and Future King

Episode 2: The Sword in the Stone

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Wart's remarkable education at the hands of wizard Merlyn draws to a close. Stars David Warner, Paul Ready and Edward Bracey. Show more

Contributors

Arthur:
Paul Ready
Archimedes:
Bruce Alexander
King Pellinore:
Sam Dale
Sir Grummore Grummursum:
David Acton
Lancelot:
Alex Waldmann
The Pike:
Shaun Mason
Sergeant-at-Arms:
Ian Conningham
Author:
TH White
Adaptor:
Brian Sibley
Director:
Gemma Jenkins
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
David Hunter

The Once and Future King

Episode 1: The Coming of Merlyn

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. England is in turmoil. On the night before a decisive battle, Merlyn and King Arthur are wondering why? Stars David Warner. From November 2014. Show more

Contributors

Arthur:
Paul Ready
Young Kay:
Ethan Hammer
Archimedes:
Bruce Alexander
Sir Kay:
Paul Heath
The Ant Controller:
Jane Slavin
Tom the Page:
Monty d'Inverno
Mustard Pot:
Bettrys Jones
Author:
TH White
Adaptor:
Brian Sibley
Director:
Gemma Jenkins
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
David Hunter

Last Word

A priest, Walt Disney's daughter, a centenarian Labour campaigner, a footballer, an actor

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister remembers N Ireland peacemaker Fr Alec Reid, Diane Disney Miller (daughter of Walt), 108-year-old Labour campaigner Hetty Bower and Busby Babe Bill Foulkes. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Harold Good
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Devenport
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Sibley
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Dolan
Interviewed Guest:
Bernard Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Yvette Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
David Meeks
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Sharp
Producer:
Neil George

Between the Ears

Between Ballard's Ears

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Between the Ears goes between JG Ballard's ears with two new binaural adaptations of his short fiction, Track 12 and Venus Smiles, musically mutating art, microsonics and murder. Show more

Night Waves

Tony Benn, Political Traditions, PL Travers, Guy Debord

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With politician Tony Benn on his final diaries, a debate on political traditions, discussing Mary Poppins author PL Travers and the work of Guy Debord. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Benn
Producer:
Laura Thomas
Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Filby
Interviewed Guest:
David Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Sibley
Interviewed Guest:
Will Self

The Once and Future King

Episode 6: The Candle in the Wind

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Mordred uses Arthur's new laws against him, and long-held secrets are exposed. Starring Joel MacCormack and Paul Ready. Show more

Dangerous Visions

The Illustrated Man

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Iain Glen plays the vagrant who claims his tattoos come to life after dark and predict the future in an adaptation by Brian Sibley of Ray Bradbury's iconic short story collection. Show more

Contributors

The Illustrated Man:
Iain Glen
The Youth:
Jamie Parker
The Tattoo Witch:
Elaine Claxton
The Driver:
Wilf Scolding
Brayling 2:
Patrick Kennedy
Applegate:
John P Arnold
Stimson:
Craige Els
Director:
Gemma Jenkins
Adaptor:
Brian Sibley

Genres

Duration: 58 minutes

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

A young traveller encounters a vagrant on the road, who claims that his tattoos come to life after dark and tell the future. Starring Iain Glen and Elaine Claxton. Show more

Contributors

The Illustrated Man:
Iain Glen
The Youth:
Jamie Parker
The Tattoo Witch:
Elaine Claxton
The Driver:
Wilf Scolding
Brayling 2:
Patrick Kennedy
Applegate:
John P Arnold
Stimson:
Craige Els
Director:
Gemma Jenkins
Adaptor:
Brian Sibley

Genres

The Once and Future King

Episode 3: The Queen of Air and Darkness

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Rebels challenge Arthur's claim to the throne. As war approaches, darker motives for bringing him down emerge. Stars Paul Ready. Show more