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The Wire

Dostoevsky and the Chickens

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Novelist Xiaolu Guo's first radio drama, set in a vast chicken processing plant in the Pacific Ocean. Two young convict-labourers read Dostoevsky and dream of a different life. Show more

Drama on 3

Rhinoceros in Love

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

By Liao Yimei. A dark romance about a rhinoceros keeper, Malu, who falls in love with his beautiful neighbour, Mingming. With Jason Wong and Vera Chok. Show more


Liao Yimei
Vera Chok
Jonathan Forbes
Paul Heath
Love Professor/TV Host:
Monty d'Inverno
Emma Harding


Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Crime drama series. When the killers claim another victim, DI Kip Glaspie decides to break the rules to get to the bottom of the mystery. Show more


DI Kip Glaspie:
Carey Mulligan
David Mars:
John Simm
Jane Oliver:
Nicola Walker
Karen Mars:
Billie Piper
Sandrine Shaw:
Jeany Spark
DSU Jack Haley:
Ben Miles
Fatima Asif:
Ahd Kamel
Peter Westbourne:
Richard McCabe
Phoebe Dyson:
Orla Brady
Major Tim Dyson:
Robert Portal
Sam Spence:
John Heffernan
Berna Yalaz:
Maya Sansa
Xan Schofield:
Adrian Lukis
Eleanor Shaw:
Deborah Findlay
Linh Xuan Huy:
Kae Alexander
Laurie Stone:
Hayley Squires
Mehmet Akman:
George Georgiou
Bhuran Demir:
Guy List
Amanda Hall:
Alex Reid
DC Rakhee Shah:
Vineeta Rishi
Alice Stone:
Nicola Duffett
Alais Lawson
Suki Vincent:
Kim Medcalf
Jill Leong:
Vera Chok
Gillian Noxolo:
Anna Maria Nabirye
Mona Asif:
July Namir
Bishop Rufus Chambers:
Jonathan Coy
Casino Bouncer:
Andrew Burford
DC Euan Johnson:
Rob Jarvis
Fabrice Pierre:
Charlie Anson
Tom Turner
Abdullah Asif:
Sam Otto
Boat Captain:
Gunyol Bakoglu
David Hare
SJ Clarkson
Production Company:
The Forge Entertainment Ltd

Brief Lives

Series 7

Episode 1

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Return of the popular legal eagle series Show more

Inspector Chen

Series 2

2. Red Mandarin Dress

Duration: 57 minutes

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

A murderer is dumping bodies around Shanghai on a weekly basis. But Chen’s assigned to another case. Stars Jamie Zubairi. Show more


Party Secretary Li:
Daniel York
Detective Hong:
Vera Chok
White Cloud:
Elizabeth Chan
Comrade Fan:
John Bowler
Sergeant Qi:
Gavi Singh Chera
Shen Wenchang:
David Sterne
Director Zhong:
John Dougall
Hotel Manager:
Finlay Robertson
Catriona McFarlane
Toby Swift