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Paul Theroux - The White Man's Burden

Duration: 1 hour

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

A young Rudyard Kipling's final months residing in the US, where a family row leads to a public scandal. Stars Nicholas Boulton. Show more

Contributors

Rudyard Kipling:
Nicholas Boulton
Carrie Kipling:
Teresa Gallagher
Beatty Balestier:
Nathan Osgood
Mary Hackett:
Sasha Pick
Howard/ Hitt:
David Rintoul
Conland/ Judge Newton:
Peter Marinker
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Brand

Drama

Duration: 15 minutes

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

When a girl who loves her father discovers his deception, it is time to grow up and make a choice. Read by Sasha Pick. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Awakening

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Holidaying on Grand Isle, Edna disagrees with her husband Leonce, so she plans a trip alone with Robert. Stars PJ Brennan and Pippa Bennett-Warner. Dramatised by Janice Okoh. Show more

Contributors

Edna Pontellier:
Pippa Bennett-Warner
Leonce Pontellier:
Guy Paul
Celestine:
Petra Letang
Madame LeBrun:
Adjoa Andoh
Robert Lebrun:
PJ Brennan
Adele Ratignolle:
Sasha Pick
Adaptor:
Janice Okoh

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Awakening

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Leonce hopes Edna’s father can stop her unconventional behaviour, but soon notorious Alcee Arobin arrives. Kate Chopin's landmark 1899 novel starring Richard Laing. Show more

Contributors

Edna Pontellier:
Pippa Bennett-Warner
Leonce Pontellier:
Guy Paul
Celestine:
Petra Letang
Alcee Arobin:
Richard Laing
Adele Ratignolle:
Sasha Pick
Colonel:
David Cann
Adaptor:
Janice Okoh

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Awakening

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Edna thinks Robert's return will make her happy, but events overtake them both. Kate Chopin's novel, which shook the US in 1899, stars Pippa Bennett-Warner and Petra Letang. Show more

Contributors

Edna Pontellier:
Pippa Bennett-Warner
Celestine:
Petra Letang
Robert Lebrun:
PJ Brennan
Alcee Arobin:
Richard Laing
Adele Ratignolle:
Sasha Pick
Mme LeBrun:
Adjoa Andoh
Catiche:
Adjoa Andoh
Adaptor:
Janice Okoh

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Awakening

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Edna continues to be enraptured by Robert’s company, but there’s a shock in store for her. Kate Chopin's novel which shook the US in 1899 starring Pippa Bennett-Warner. Show more

Contributors

Edna Pontellier:
Pippa Bennett-Warner
Leonce Pontellier:
Guy Paul
Celestine:
Petra Letang
Adele Ratignolle:
Sasha Pick
Madame LeBrun:
Adjoa Andoh
Dr Mandalet:
Peter Marinker
Adaptor:
Janice Okoh

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Awakening

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. 1899. The attentions of dashing Robert Lebrun amuse Edna Pontellier. Novel which shocked America. Stars Pippa Bennett-Warner. From August 2014. Show more

Contributors

Edna Pontellier:
Pippa Bennett-Warner
Leonce Pontellier:
Guy Paul
Celestine:
Petra Letang
Robert Lebrun:
PJ Brennan
Adele Ratignolle:
Sasha Pick
Madame LeBrun:
Adjoa Andoh
Adaptor:
Janice Okoh

Genres

Saturday Drama

Classic Chandler

Episode 8: Poodle Springs

Duration: 1 hour

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

Post-honeymoon, life as a kept man wears thin for Marlowe who cannot resist when he is given a case to solve. Stars Toby Stephens. Show more

Contributors

Philip Marlowe:
Toby Stephens
Linda Marlowe:
Lorelei King
Muffy Valentine:
Laurel Lefkow
Manny Lipshultz:
Peter Polycarpou
Angel Victor:
Sasha Pick
Bernie Ohls:
Gerard McDermott
Film Director:
James Lailey
Eddie Garcia:
Alun Raglan
Clayton Blackstone:
Sean Baker
Leonard:
Carl Prekopp
Turn Key:
Simon Bubb
Producer:
Claire Grove
Adaptor:
Robin Brooks

Drama

The Manhattan Bee Testimonials

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. The search for a mysterious figure, said to live somewhere on the island of Manhattan, who keeps 250,000 bees in his apartment. Show more