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Vampyre Man

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

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By Joseph O'Connor. Drama about the close collaboration and intense friendship between Bram Stoker and the famous Shakespearean actor Henry Irving. Show more

Contributors

Bram Stoker:
Darragh Kelly
Henry Irving:
Anton Lesser
Ellen Terry:
Amanda Redman
Detective:
Dan Gordon

Genres

Drama

The Beat Goes On

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Peter Bleksley. Exploring the tensions that are sparked when politics and policing are mixed. Inspired by the election of police and crime commissioners in England and Wales. Show more

Contributors

Jane Capstick:
Frances Tomelty
DCS Dave Tullett:
Rob Dixon
Returning officer:
Ben Crowe
Resident:
Lizzy Watts

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Our Sea

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Unflinching Ronan Bennett drama about the desperate migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. Lindsay Duncan and Stephen Rea star. Show more

Contributors

The Narrator:
Lindsay Duncan
The Writer:
Stephen Rea
Letebrhane:
Noma Dumezweni
Shaibul:
Peter Singh
Lady Anelay:
Jessica Turner

Genres

Brand

Drama

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Episode 6: Two Gallants

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Two young men, Lenehan and Corley, argue about how they should best exploit a recent relationship with a young woman for their own selfish reasons. Show more

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Episode 10: Clay

Duration: 15 minutes

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

An elderly spinster sets out to celebrate Halloween with the family of a boy she once raised when working as a maid. However, once there, a party game soon takes an unpleasant turn. Show more

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Episode 7: The Boarding House

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The reputation of Mrs Mooney's boarding house is thrown into jeopardy when rumours arise concerning a lodger and her daughter Polly. Show more

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Episode 8: A Little Cloud

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Little Chandler meets his old friend Ignatius Gallagher, who is home from London. Stories of a world outside Dublin soon make Little Chandler reconsider the choices of his own life. Show more

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Episode 9: Counterparts

Duration: 15 minutes

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

An alcoholic tries to make it through his working day, taking out his frustrations during a night of drinking. However his rage soon spills out in the city's pubs and finally home. Show more

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Episode 11: A Painful Case

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A solitary middle-aged bank official finds his routine interrupted by a relationship with a married woman. Four years later, an article in a newspaper brings it all back to him. Show more

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Episode 12: Ivy Day in the Committee Room (Part One)

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In an unused room, a group of political canvassers shelter from the weather and complain about the politicians they are supposed to be encouraging others to vote for. Show more

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Episode 13: Ivy Day in the Committee Room (Part Two)

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Passing around bottles of beer, the group of political canvassers soon turn their attention from modern politics to the late statesman and Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell. Show more

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Episode 14: A Mother

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After she organises a series of concerts involving her daughter Kathleen, Mrs Kearney soon finds the issue of payment getting in the way of her ambitions. Show more

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Episode 15: Grace (Part One)

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After Mr Kernan injures himself in a bar, Mr Power takes him home and hatches a plan to reform his friend. Show more

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Episode 16: Grace (Part Two)

Duration: 15 minutes

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

With the help of some mutual friends and a bottle of whiskey, Mr Power tries to convince Mr Kernan to attend a religious retreat. Show more

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Episode 17: The Dead (Part One)

Duration: 15 minutes

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

At his aunts' festive dinner and dance, Gabriel finds himself out of place amongst the guests and flustered by his failure to share a joke with the servant girl Lily. Show more

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Episode 1: The Sisters

Duration: 15 minutes

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

When Father Flynn dies, a young boy and his family visit the old man's sisters. However, once there, they hear an insightful story about the priest's younger days. Show more

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Episode 2: An Encounter

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Two boys decide to play truant from school, only to have their day of fun ruined when they unexpectedly run into a strange older gentleman. Show more

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Episode 3: Araby

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In an effort to impress the girl across the street, a young boy promises to bring her a present back from the Araby bazaar. But will he even make it there himself? Show more

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Episode 4: Eveline

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Eveline struggles to decide whether she should follow her heart to Buenos Aires or stay at home to care for her abusive father. Show more

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Episode 5: After the Race

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Following a motorcar race, Jimmy Doyle tries to impress his new wealthy European friends on a night out in Dublin. Show more