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Drama on 3

Breaking Free: A Patriot for Me

Duration: 2 hours

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

Philip Franks directs a radio adaptation of John Osborne's play, banned by the censor in 1965. With Michael Pennington, Amanda Root, Richard Goulding and Peter Egan. Show more

Contributors

Baron von Epp:
Bette Bourne
Albrecht/Ferdy/Paul/Steinbauer:
Joshua Elliott
Stanitsin:
Martin Hutson
Kupfer/Deputy:
Peter Moreton
Countess:
Amanda Root
Kunz/Deputy:
Simon Shackleton
Taussig/Tsarina/Deputy:
Daniel Weyman
Siczynski/Stefan/Viktor/Young man:
Matt Whitchurch
Director:
Philip Franks
Producer:
David Morley

Genres

Hold the Sunset

Series 1

Episode 1: Bubbly

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Sitcom. Edith's dreams of retirement to the sun with her long-term suitor Phil are shattered when her 50-year-old son Roger arrives home. Show more

Hold the Sunset

Series 2

The Disappearance

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Phil has disappeared. While Edith searches for him, her difficult sister Joan invites herself to stay and Roger fills the house with unexpected guests. Show more

Hold the Sunset

Series 2

Aunty Joan

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Edith is finding her irritating sister Joan very difficult, and Roger, impatient to help Phil sell his house, decides to help by checking his roof for dry rot. Show more

The One Show

15/02/2018

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Matt Baker and Michelle Ackerley are joined by Alison Steadman and Peter Egan to talk about their new BBC One comedy Hold the Sunset.

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 1

Episode 1: The New Neighbour

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom of suburban strife. Martin is a pillar of the community, but the equilibrium of his world is disrupted when a suave new next-door neighbour moves in. Show more

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 1

Episode 2: Taking Over

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Suburban strife sitcom. Martin is ousted as chairman of the residents' association, and Ann's hopes for a renewed social life are dashed. Show more

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 1

Episode 3: A Strange Woman

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about domestic disharmony in suburbia. Martin is outraged by Paul's eccentric behaviour on the close, and horrified when he takes a peek into his garden. Show more

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 1

Episode 4: Holiday Plans

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Suburban sitcom. It's time for members of the Close to go on a holiday outing. Some wish to repeat a trip to the Alps, but Paul has something different in mind. Show more

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 1

Episode 5: Vicars and Tarts

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Suburban sitcom. Martin organises a fundraising dance. Paul innocently lends a helping hand and in doing so mercilessly interferes with Martin's arrangements. Show more

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 2

Episode 4: Housework

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about domestic disharmony in suburbia. While Ann is in hospital for minor surgery, Martin's attempts to keep his house in order are somewhat ambitious. Show more

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 2

Episode 6: Boredom

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Ann is tired of being a housewife and decides it's time for a change. But will Martin approve of her plans?

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 2

Episode 7: The Psychiatrist

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Martin and Ann both come to the conclusion that the other needs professional help when they meet a psychiatrist at one of Paul's parties.

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 2

Episode 2: The Cricket Match

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sitcom about domestic disharmony in suburbia. Martin's not happy when Paul asks if he can join him in the local cricket team.

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 2

Episode 5: Snooker

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about domestic disharmony in suburbia. Martin hopes to win the local snooker tournament, but is angry when it turns out Paul has a talent for the game as well.

Hold the Sunset

If I Were a Wise Man

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Sitcom. Edith plans one last Christmas with the family before she and Phil embark on their sunset journey, and Phil's anxiety leads him to a spooky encounter. Show more

Hold the Sunset

Series 2

The Lemming Family

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Edith and Phil are dismayed to find themselves portrayed in Wendy’s prizewinning book, and Roger’s hopes of becoming a carer look like being revived. Show more

Hold the Sunset

Series 2

Damage Limitation

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Edith and Phil finally set a date for their wedding, but romance is in the air for more than one couple. Show more

Hold the Sunset

Series 2

Doing a Bunk

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Edith and Phil can finally make a plan for their wedding – which doesn’t include an invitation for Bob – and Roger enlists Georgie to video the proceedings. Show more