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Tommies

25 May 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Mickey Bliss is in London, taking time out from signals training at Aldershot to look up an old friend, who might finance his much-needed overhearing device. By Michael Chaplin. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Robert de Tullio:
Patrick Kennedy
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Evadne Hopkins:
Clare Corbett
Amos Purkiss:
Carl Prekopp
Bonamy Lidderdale:
Clive Hayward
Minister:
David Cann
General Antrobus:
Robert Blythe
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

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Tommies

Book of the Week

A Boy in the Water

Episode 1: Dover: Tom takes the first plunge

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In 1988, 11-year-old Tom Gregory became the youngest person ever to swim the Channel. Patrick Kennedy reads his memoir. Show more

Book of the Week

A Boy in the Water

Episode 2: Windermere: Swimming further than ever before

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In 1988, 11-year-old Tom Gregory became the youngest person ever to swim the Channel. Patrick Kennedy reads his memoir. Show more

Book of the Week

A Boy in the Water

Episode 3: Breakthrough: Confronting fears and meeting a hero

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In 1988, 11-year-old Tom Gregory became the youngest person ever to swim the Channel. Patrick Kennedy reads his memoir. Show more

Book of the Week

A Boy in the Water

Episode 4: Aiming for the Channel: Tom's training intensifies

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In 1988, 11-year-old Tom Gregory became the youngest person ever to swim the Channel. Patrick Kennedy reads his memoir. Show more

Book of the Week

A Boy in the Water

Episode 5: The weather window: Tom makes his challenge

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In 1988, 11-year-old Tom Gregory became the youngest person ever to swim the Channel. Patrick Kennedy reads his memoir. Show more

Bleak House

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tale. Lady Dedlock puts her reputation at risk when she pays an undercover visit to Nemo's former haunts. Show more

Contributors

Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
Richard Carston:
Patrick Kennedy
Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Servant at London lodging:
Emily Jewell
Caddy Jellyby:
Natalie Press
Prince Turveydrop:
Bryan Dick
Old Mr Turveydrop:
Matthew Kelly
Sir Leicester:
Timothy West
Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Miss Flite:
Pauline Collins
Mr Brownlow:
Alistair McGowan
Chancellor:
Ian Richardson
Mr Tangle:
Sevan Stephan
Allan Woodcourt:
Richard Harrington
Harold Skimpole:
Nathaniel Parker
Landlady:
Amelda Brown
Tom Neckett:
Billy Hill
Charley Neckett:
Katie Angelou
Mr Bayham Badger:
Richard Griffiths
Mrs Badger:
Joanna David
Harriet:
Lisa Hammond

Bleak House

Episode 12

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Esther's feelings for Woodcourt grow despite her best intentions. Inspector Bucket begins his murder investigation. Show more

Contributors

Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Sgt George:
Hugo Speer
Phil Squod:
Michael Smiley
Smallweed:
Philip Davis
Mercury:
Richard Cant
Sir Leicester:
Timothy West
Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Policeman:
Howard Coggins
Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
Prince Turveydrop:
Bryan Dick
Old Mr Turveydrop:
Matthew Kelly
Caddy Jellyby:
Natalie Press
Mr Growler:
Brian Pettifer
Alan Woodcourt:
Richard Harrington
George:
Hugo Speer
Mr Vholes:
Dermot Crowley
Richard Carstone:
Patrick Kennedy
Servant:
Emily Jewell
Hortense:
Lilo Baur

Mrs Wilson

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 2 months

Drama series. After the sudden death of her husband, Alison is forced to investigate when mysteries from her husband's past come knocking. Show more

Contributors

Alison Wilson:
Ruth Wilson
Alexander Wilson:
Iain Glen
Dorothy Wick:
Keeley Hawes
Shahbaz Karim:
Anupam Kher
Dennis Wilson:
Patrick Kennedy
Father Timothy:
Ian McElhinney
Nigel Wilson:
Otto Farrant
Gordon Wilson:
Calam Lynch
Gladys Wilson:
Elizabeth Rider
Coleman:
Fiona Shaw
Policeman:
Alan Turkington
Records Office Lady:
Lucy Briers
Undertaker:
Alex Blake
Father Nicholas:
Richard Croxford
Writer:
Anna Symon
Producer:
Jackie Larkin
Executive Producer:
Ruth Kenley-Letts
Executive Producer:
Neil Blair
Executive Producer:
Ruth Wilson
Production Company:
Snowed-In Production

Genres

Mrs Wilson

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 2 months

Drama series. Faced with conflicting explanations of her husband's past and a startling revelation about his work, Alison finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew. Show more

Contributors

Alison Wilson:
Ruth Wilson
Alexander Wilson:
Iain Glen
Shahbaz Karim:
Anupam Kher
Dennis Wilson:
Patrick Kennedy
Mrs McKelvie:
Barbara Marten
Father Timothy:
Ian McElhinney
Nigel Wilson:
Otto Farrant
Gordon Wilson:
Calam Lynch
Coleman:
Fiona Shaw
Prison Officer:
Conor Grimes
Writer:
Anna Symon
Producer:
Jackie Larkin
Executive Producer:
Ruth Kenley-Letts
Executive Producer:
Neil Blair
Executive Producer:
Ruth Wilson
Production Company:
Snowed-In Production

Genres

Classic Serial

Thomas Hardy - Far From the Madding Crowd

A Successful Rival

Duration: 1 hour

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

One man proves constant in his love for Bathsheba, as she gives up on hopes of happiness. Stars Shaun Dooley and Alex Tregear. Show more

Book of the Week

A Sense of Direction

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. On a trip to Tallinn, an author agrees with his friend to walk the Camino in Spain - but reality bites. Read by Patrick Kennedy. Show more

Book of the Week

A Sense of Direction

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Travel on the Camino continues. There are hardships, but there are some rewarding friendships too. Read by Patrick Kennedy. Show more

Book of the Week

A Sense of Direction

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

On to Shikoku, Japan. It's a temple pilgrimage that goes round and round, in the wettest of weather. Read by Patrick Kennedy. Show more

Book of the Week

A Sense of Direction

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Grandfather Max has gone back to America, so the author proceeds alone on his circular temple trail. Read by Patrick Kennedy. Show more

Tommies

4 November 1914

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Celestine returns from France to find that things are amiss, while her husband Robert gets embroiled in the realities of financing a war. Stars Indira Varma and Patrick Kennedy. Show more

Contributors

Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
Robert de Tullio:
Patrick Kennedy
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Gladys Oddy:
Laura Molyneux
Lt Colonel Dobbie:
Nicholas Farrell
Harry Bentley:
Ben Crowe
Henry Montague:
Michael Bertenshaw
Frank Bostridge:
Will Howard
Julius Adler:
Matthew Watson
Bennett:
David Cann
Walter Oddy:
Tony Pitts
Producer:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

Classic Serial

Thomas Hardy - Far From the Madding Crowd

Cuts and Points

Duration: 1 hour

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

Bathsheba discovers sending William Boldwood a valentine card was a terrible mistake. Stars Alex Tregear and Toby Jones. Show more

Saturday Drama

Winston Graham - Marnie

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Stunning blonde Marnie is not what she appears to be. She's about to be trapped and her ruthlessness tested. Stars Jade Williams. Show more