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Tommies

10 April 1917

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In the tunnels underneath Vimy Ridge, the Canadian Corps are re-writing the rules of war. With Indira Varma and Lee Ross. From April 2017. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Lieutenant Gagnon:
Philip Desmeules
Sergeant Dixon:
Daniel Weyman
Private Townsend:
Tom Forrister
Oberleutnant Gruder:
Simon Bubb
Corporal MacMillan:
David Sturzaker
Producer:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

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Tommies

4 November 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

One real day at war, exactly 100 years ago. Signallers Ahmadullah and Zarbab have a perilous mission to deliver a wireless set to beleaguered British forces in Mesopotamia. Show more

Contributors

Ahmadullah:
Danny Rahim
Zarbab:
Avin Shah
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Pillow Wallah:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Officer:
David Acton
Doctor:
Neet Mohan
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

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Saturday Drama

Mark Davies Markham - The Liberty of Norton Folgate

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Inspired by, and starring members of, Madness - a tale of London's melting pot of cultures and ensuing struggles. From February 2013. Show more

Tommies

7 June 1917

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. East Africa. Can Signallers Pavan Jodha and Bill Bloomfield negotiate the safety of those besieged in Mkalama Fort by marauding German troops? From June 2017. Show more

Contributors

Subedar Pavan Jodha:
Akbar Kurtha
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Sergeant Bill Bloomfield:
Rick Warden
Zik Chingombe:
Fiston Barek
Jimbasa Bamgiri:
Ladi Emeruwa
Hilary Williams:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Kualalo Kutawala:
Daon Broni
Askari Soldier:
Emmanuel Kojo
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

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Tommies

15 August 1918

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Two armoured trains meet on a single track in the desert, in this extraordinary real-life battle story written by Avin Shah and starring Indira Varma. Show more

Contributors

Railway Officer Oraz Drushkin:
Simon Scardifield
Railway Lieutenant Yashka Stepniak:
Dolya Gavanski
Railway Engineer Nikolai Trepov:
Aaron Vodovoz
Havildar Ghulam Singh:
Tony Jayawardena
Private Frank Pond:
Ryan Early
Sapper Akbar Rasul:
Waleed Akhtar
Sapper Shivinder Singh:
Omar Malik
Hussar Sergei Panchenko:
Stephen Hogan
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Producer:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

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Tommies

10 November 1917

Duration: 44 minutes

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

From TE Lawrence and the Great Pyramid at Giza, to the Third Battle of Gaza. The war in 1917 is redrawing the Middle East. Stars Indira Varma and Lee Ross. From November 2017. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Zarbab Grewal:
Avin Shah
Pte Jack Bliss:
Antonio Aakeel
Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
Capt Christi Mansoor:
Narinder Samra
‘Nephthys’ Sha’arawi:
Lara Sawalha
Habib El-Mahdy:
Amir El-Masry
Huda Hosseini:
Nathalie Armin
Agatha Grey-Egerton:
Nathalie Armin
Insp Ibrahim Habachi:
Selva Rasalingam
TE Lawrence:
David Reakes
Corporal:
Gary Duncan
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

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Tommies

11 November 1917

Duration: 44 minutes

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

From TE Lawrence and the Great Pyramid at Giza to the Third Battle of Gaza. The war in 1917 is redrawing the Middle East. Stars Indira Varma and Lee Ross. From November 2017. Show more

Contributors

Capt Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Zarbab Grewal:
Avin Shah
Pte Jack Bliss:
Antonio Aakeel
Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
‘Nephthys’ Sha’arawi:
Lara Sawalha
Habib El-Mahdy:
Amir El-Masry
Huda Hosseini:
Nathalie Armin
Agatha Grey-Egerton:
Nathalie Armin
Insp Ibrahim Habachi:
Selva Rasalingam
Capt Lionel Larkin:
Clive Hayward
TE Lawrence:
David Reakes
Corporal:
Gary Duncan
Colonel:
Neil McCaul
Producer:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

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The Dumping Ground

Series 3

Episode 4: Mischief

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

Drama series. In battling to adopt a homeless dog, loner Bailey finally finds a friend.

Contributors

Bailey Wharton:
Kasey McKellar
Jody Jackson:
Kia Pegg
May-Li Wang:
Stacy Liu
Toni Trent:
Nelly Currant
Johnny Taylor:
Joe Maw
Kazima Tako:
Akuc Bol
Ryan Reeves:
Lewis Hamilton
Floss Guppy:
Sarah Rayson
Mike Milligan:
Connor Byrne
Carmen Howle:
Amy-Leigh Hickman
Clive:
Avin Shah
Mischief:
Sage
Producer:
Philip Leach

Tommies

11 April 1918

Duration: 44 minutes

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

The British Army is in pell-mell retreat towards the Channel ports, and must face up to losing the war. Stars Lee Ross and John Macmillan. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Sergeant Desmond Dixon:
Daniel Weyman
Sapper Juma Gubanda:
John Macmillan
Sapper Ezekiel Warmby:
Tom Vallen
Captain Eric Halliday:
Mark Edel-Hunt
German Gunner:
Philip Bretherton
Signaller:
Ryan Whittle
Private:
Luke Bailey
Runner:
Ryan Early
Refugee:
Amber Aga
Refugee:
Georgie Glen
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Producer:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

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Casualty

Series 32

Episode 16

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Elle has a shock in store for Jacob. Rash questions his future as a doctor after treating an old girlfriend.

Contributors

Elle Gardner:
Jaye Griffiths
Jacob Masters:
Charles Venn
Rashid Masum:
Neet Mohan
David Hide:
Jason Durr
Alicia Munroe:
Chelsea Halfpenny
Lisa 'Duffy' Duffin:
Cathy Shipton
Max Walker:
Jamie Davis
Robyn Miller:
Amanda Henderson
Noel Garcia:
Tony Marshall
Louise Tyler:
Azuka Oforka
Sam Nicholls:
Charlotte Salt
Glen Thomas:
Owain Arthur
Blake Gardner:
Kai Thorne
Marty Williams:
Roger Griffiths
Miles Ashworth:
Finney Cassidy
Polly Donovan:
Jamey May
Jessie Fields:
Georgie Lord
Javed Barazani:
Stefan Kalipha
Amir Barazani:
Avin Shah

Casualty

Series 24

Episode 11: Leave Me Standing

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Medical drama series. Tragedy strikes for Ruth. The F2s go it alone, with disastrous consequences, while Polly harbours a mystery about Alistair. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Crowson:
Russ Abbot
Ruth Winters:
Georgia Taylor
Jay Faldren:
Ben Turner
Yuki Reid:
Will Sharpe
Lenny Lyons:
Steven Miller
May Phelps:
Laura Aikman
Adam Trueman:
Tristan Gemmill
Nick Jordan:
Michael French
Zoe Hanna:
Sunetra Sarker
Polly Emmerson:
Sophia Di Martino
Kathleen 'Dixie' Dixon:
Jane Hazlegrove
Jessica Harrison:
Gillian Kearney
Tess Bateman:
Suzanne Packer
Jeff Collier:
Matt Bardock
Noel Garcia:
Tony Marshall
Big Mac:
Charles Dale
Tasmeen Haron:
Pooja Ghai
Amir Haron:
Nasser Memarzia
Skip Carter:
Paul Oldham
Suhail Haron:
Nabil Elouahabi
Brenda Crowson:
Patricia Brake
Jake Milns:
Amit Shah
Inspector Fielding:
Philip Wright
Usher:
Avin Shah
Director:
Jon Sen
Producer:
Hamish Wright

Waterloo Road

Series 9

Episode 20

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for years

School-based drama. Kacey's boxing career is jeopardised when a challenge by Gabriella goes horribly wrong. Simon turns to Christine when he finds himself unable to cope. Show more

Contributors

Kacey Barry:
Brogan Ellis
Gabriella Wark:
Naomi Battrick
Christine Mulgrew:
Laurie Brett
Simon Lowsley:
Richard Mylan
Connor Mulgrew:
Shane O'Meara
Hector Reid:
Leon Ockenden
Nikki Boston:
Heather Peace
Shaznay Montrose:
Je'Taime Morgan Hanley
Sue Lowsley:
Vanessa Hehir
George Windsor:
Angus Deayton
Carol Barry:
Zoe Lucker
Harley Taylor:
Kane Tomlinson-Weaver
Maggie Budgen:
Melanie Hill
Audrey McFall:
Georgie Glen
Dynasty Barry:
Abby Mavers
Lenny Brown:
Joe Slater
Rhiannon Salt:
Rebecca Craven
Darren Hughes:
Mark Beswick
Imogen Stewart:
Kirstie Steele
Sonya Donnegan:
Victoria Bush
Dr Abbasi:
Avin Shah
Amelia Wark:
Connie Hyde
Robert Bain:
Shaun Prendergast
Producer:
Fiona Black

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Tommies

11 May 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Ahmadullah Khan is posted from the western front to join the start of the Gallipoli campaign, where a steep hill climb from Gully Beach is not popular with all the British forces. Show more

Contributors

Ahmadullah Khan:
Danny Rahim
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Zarbab Grewal:
Avin Shah
Sidney Mauldon:
Nicholas Murchie
Lieutenant Haston:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Natha Singh:
Parth Thakerar
Copplestone:
Neet Mohan
Washbrook:
Deven Modha
Producer:
David Hunter

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Tommies

2 December 1916

Duration: 45 minutes

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

British Indian Army soldiers discover the topsy-turvy world of a Turkish POW camp, in this story by Avin Shah. From December 2016. Show more

Contributors

Havildar Zarbab Grewal:
Avin Shah
Havildar Ahmadullah Khan:
Danny Rahim
Serdar Bey:
Philip Arditti
Corporal McCartney:
Bryan Dick
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Private Patterson:
Antonio Aakeel
Producer:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

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