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Drama on 3

Britten 100: Billy Budd - These Buttons We Wear

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

For Radio 3's Britten centenary celebration, Keith Dewhurst's retelling of the story of Billy Budd, interwoven with the story of the author who came to write it: Herman Melville. Show more

Contributors

Herman Melville:
Gerard Murphy
Eleanor Melville:
Monica Dolan
Long Ghost/Captain Vere:
Robert Portal
Guert Gansevoort/John Claggart:
David Westhead
Bill Budd:
Mark Quartley
Young Eleanor:
Caitlin Welch
Liverpool/The Dansker:
Simon Greenall
Salem/The Stranger:
Nathan Osgood
Consul WIlson/Captain Graveling:
Pip Donaghy
Dr Johnstone/Lieutenant Ratcliffe:
Robert Hastie
Rope Yarn/Donald:
John Tams

Genres

Drama on 3

Tartuffe

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

A Liverpool Playhouse production of Roger McGough's version of Moliere's comedy. With John Ramm, Joseph Alessi, Simon Coates, Rebecca Lacey and Eithne Brown. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Start the Week

Mohsin Hamid on leaving home

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Wark discusses migration and expanding borders with novelist Mohsin Hamid, lawyer Carol Bohmer, theatre director Robert Hastie and former Portuguese minister Bruno Macaes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Interviewed Guest:
Mohsin Hamid
Interviewed Guest:
Carol Bohmer
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Hastie
Interviewed Guest:
Bruno Macaes
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Front Row

Carys Bray, The Meddler reviewed, Henry V, Painters' Paintings at National Gallery, Derby Museums acquisitions

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang on The Meddler starring Susan Sarandon. Plus Derby Museums buys Joseph Wright landscapes, Painters' Paintings at the National Gallery and Henry V at Regent's Park. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Muir
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Butler
Interviewed Guest:
Carys Bray
Interviewed Guest:
William Feaver
Interviewed Guest:
Michelle Terry
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Hastie
Producer:
Elaine Lester

Front Row

Horror on film; Crime writer Kathy Reichs; Actors who become artistic directors; LGBT youtuber Ben Hunte's Queer Icon

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Horror in film, crime writer Kathy Reichs introduces her new protagonist, the tradition of actors becoming artistic directors and LGBT YouTuber Ben Hunte's queer icon. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Marilyn Rust
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Newman
Interviewed Guest:
Isabel Stevens
Interviewed Guest:
Kathy Reichs
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Hastie
Interviewed Guest:
David Benedict
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Hunte

Front Row

Ready Player One, Church Ministers for the Arts, Mental Institutions in Film, The York Realist

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg's return to the sci-fi genre, is reviewed and Robert Hastie talks about The York Realist, a gay love story set in 1960s Yorkshire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Hardy
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Hastie
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn