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15 Minute Drama

Dead Weight

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Val McDermid's crime series, starring Julie Hesmondhalgh and Jane Hazlegrove, returns to Cranby, where it seems losing weight really can be murder! Written by Shelley Silas. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
Assistant CSM Mo:
Nitin Kundra
Sue Fulwood:
Helen Kay
Jean Cranberry:
Helen Kay
Blanche Rogers:
Helen Kay

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Dead Weight

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Val McDermid's crime series proves that losing weight is murderous. But who would want to kill Jean Cranberry and why? Written by Shelley Silas. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
Assistant CSM Mo:
Nitin Kundra
Sue Fulwood:
Helen Kay
Jean Cranberry:
Helen Kay
Blanche Rogers:
Helen Kay

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Dead Weight

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Val McDermid's crime series continues with Jason's shocking announcement, a parasite at large and it seems that Jo has been lying about where she has been. Written by Shelley Silas. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
Assistant CSM Mo:
Nitin Kundra
Sue Fulwood:
Helen Kay
Jean Cranberry:
Helen Kay
Blanche Rogers:
Helen Kay

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Dead Weight

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Jo and Alma really need to talk. There's something slimy lurking at the heart of this murder and Mo has no stomach for it. Created by Val McDermid and written by Shelley Silas. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
Assistant CSM Mo:
Nitin Kundra
Sue Fulwood:
Helen Kay
Jean Cranberry:
Helen Kay
Blanche Rogers:
Helen Kay

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Dead Weight

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Val McDermid's crime series concludes. Will there be a sickening end for our Slimmers' Club killer? Written by Shelley Silas. Show more

Contributors

DCI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
CSM Jo Black:
Jane Hazlegrove
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
Assistant CSM Mo:
Nitin Kundra
Sue Fulwood:
Helen Kay
Jean Cranberry:
Helen Kay
Blanche Rogers:
Helen Kay

Genres

Drama

Shelley Silas - The People Next Door

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Irritation quickly turns to an obsession as Sarah gets ever more fixated on her mysterious neighbours. Stars Claire Rushbrook. Show more

From Fact to Fiction

Series 16

Episode 3: Comfort Girl

Duration: 13 minutes

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

In the week in which four schoolgirls escaped the Boko Haram kidnap, Shelley Silas responds to developments in Nigeria's remote north-eastern province. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Heat and Dust

Journeys

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A beguiling story of two English women living in India more than 50 years apart. Stars Pippa Bennett-Warner and Ronny Jhutti. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Heat and Dust

The Husbands' Wedding Day

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Harry visits the Rivers to try to break free of the Nawab while the narrator visits the Baba Firdaus shrine. Stars David Seddon. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Heat and Dust

Olivia

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Olivia and Douglas hope for a baby. Story of two English women living in India over 50 years apart. Stars Pippa Bennett-Warner. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Heat and Dust

Pieces of Red String

Duration: 15 minutes

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

50 years apart, both women visit the Baba Firdaus shrine and make a wish. Stars Pippa Bennett-Warner and Abby Ford. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Heat and Dust

Staying On

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Finding themselves in the same situation 50 years apart, both women must make life-changing decisions. Stars Abby Ford. Show more