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Series 1: Origin

Origin: Episode Four

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Fourth in a nine-part thriller starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton. As new information comes to light, could a little boy locked in a coma hold the answers? Show more

Contributors

Michael:
Alex Beckett
Dr Petrauskas:
Tristan Sturrock
Inspector Kirby:
Jaimi Barbakoff
Security Guard:
John Norton
Jae Sung:
Leo Wan
Director:
Helen Perry

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Series 1: Origin

Origin: Episode Five

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Fifth in a nine-part thriller starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton. Helen is confined to her hospital bed. Show more

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Series 1: Origin

Origin: Episode Eight

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Helen discovers the identity of the boy in the coma. Eighth episode of a major new nine-part conspiracy thriller, starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton. Show more

Tsar

Peter the Great: Queen of Spades

Duration: 1 hour

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

As Peter the Great builds his new capital of St Petersburg, he is also in need of a wife. Season 1 of Mike Walker's chronicle of the Tsars ends with Russia's first moderniser. Show more

Contributors

Brand

Tsar

15 Minute Drama

Clouds in Trousers

Ice

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Katie Hims' drama follows Zoe as she grows up with every turn in her life marked by the weather. School is shut and the pond is frozen. Show more

Contributors

Young Zoe:
Sydney Wade
Young Alice:
Sydney Wade
Young Shaun:
Rhys Gannon
Older Zoe:
Patsy Ferran
Older Shaun:
David Reed
Zoe's Mum:
Katy Carmichael
Producer:
Tim Dee
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Book at Bedtime

The Birds

Episode 1: A Nocturnal Disturbance

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In Daphne du Maurier's psychologically unsettling story, Nat Hocken and his family are disturbed during the night. Tristan Sturrock reads. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Birds

Episode 2: An Attack

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In Daphne du Maurier's psychologically disquieting tale an attack is imminent. Tristan Sturrock reads. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Birds

Episode 3: Preparing for a Siege

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In Daphne du Maurier's unsettling and classic story, Nat makes preparations to keep his family safe. Tristan Sturrock reads. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Pepys: After the Fire

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam has a visit from Christopher Wren, and learns of the death of an old friend, Robert Hooke, who played a key role in the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Mary Skinner:
Eiry Thomas
John Evelyn:
Mathew Baynton
Robert Hooke:
Matthew Gravelle
King Charles II:
Ewan Bailey
Christopher Wren:
Tristan Sturrock
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Pepys: After the Fire

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam, now close to death, looks back on the city he has loved. London, once devastated by the Great Fire, has arisen anew from the ashes. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
Mary Skinner:
Eiry Thomas
John Evelyn:
Mathew Baynton
Christopher Wren:
Tristan Sturrock
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Pepys: After the Fire

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

King Charles II calls for plans to rebuild London. John Evelyn, Robert Hooke and Christopher Wren, three of Sam's closest friends, are keen to present their ambitious designs. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
John Evelyn:
Mathew Baynton
Robert Hooke:
Matthew Gravelle
King Charles II:
Ewan Bailey
Christopher Wren:
Tristan Sturrock
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Pepys: After the Fire

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As the rebuilding of London begins, demolition work at St Paul's causes trouble for the neighbours. A fire at Sam's home threatens not just the family but his precious books. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Mary Skinner:
Eiry Thomas
John Evelyn:
Mathew Baynton
Robert Hooke:
Matthew Gravelle
Christopher Wren:
Tristan Sturrock
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Entertaining drama about the birth of the Paralympics in 1948. The remarkable Dr Guttmann comes to Stoke Mandeville Hospital and begins to tranform the lives of his patients. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Tim Whitby
Dr Ludwig Guttmann:
Eddie Marsan
Private William Heath:
George MacKay
Cpl Wynne Bowen:
Rob Brydon
Sister Edwards:
Niamh Cusack
General Blake:
Nicholas Jones
Sgt "Q" Hills:
Tristan Sturrock
Mr Heath:
Nigel Lindsay
Mrs Heath:
Rachael Spence
Nurse Carr:
Leigh Quinn
Else Guttmann:
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Shirley Bowen:
Mali Harries
Dr Greene, Houseman:
Stephen McGonigle

15 Minute Drama

Clouds in Trousers

Sun

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Zoe is growing up under the same weather as anyone else but it seems to mean more to her. A drama by Katie Hims. Hot days revising for exams. Show more

Contributors

Young Zoe:
Sydney Wade
Young Alice:
Sydney Wade
Young Shaun:
Rhys Gannon
Older Zoe:
Patsy Ferran
Older Shaun:
David Reed
Zoe's Mum:
Katy Carmichael
Producer:
Tim Dee
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Clouds in Trousers

Rain

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Every stage of Zoe's life has been marked by the weather. Will the rain ruin her love? A drama by Katie Hims. Show more

Contributors

Young Zoe:
Sydney Wade
Young Alice:
Sydney Wade
Young Shaun:
Rhys Gannon
Older Zoe:
Patsy Ferran
Older Shaun:
David Reed
Zoe's Mum:
Katy Carmichael
Producer:
Tim Dee
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Clouds in Trousers

Shelter

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Every stage of Zoe's life has been marked by the weather. She's stopped driving today because of the thunder. A drama by Katie Hims. Show more

Contributors

Young Zoe:
Sydney Wade
Young Alice:
Sydney Wade
Young Shaun:
Rhys Gannon
Older Zoe:
Patsy Ferran
Older Shaun:
David Reed
Zoe's Mum:
Katy Carmichael
Producer:
Tim Dee
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Clouds in Trousers

Flood

Duration: 14 minutes

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

It is raining in Yorkshire and doesn't seem to be stopping. Zoe's daughter Alice is measuring rainfall in jars. What can a child do about climate change? A drama by Katie Hims. Show more

Contributors

Young Zoe:
Sydney Wade
Young Alice:
Sydney Wade
Young Shaun:
Rhys Gannon
Older Zoe:
Patsy Ferran
Older Shaun:
David Reed
Zoe's Mum:
Katy Carmichael
Producer:
Tim Dee
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Drama

Mayday Mayday

Duration: 45 minutes

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

True, life-affirming story that charts actor Tristan Sturrock's journey from paralysis to recovery. Retold for radio by the voices of all those who helped him to walk again. Show more

Jamaica Inn

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Period drama based on Daphne du Maurier's gothic novel. Orphaned Mary Yellan travels to the remote Jamaica Inn to live with her Aunt Patience and brutal Uncle Joss. Show more

Contributors

Jem Merlyn:
Matthew McNulty
Joss Merlyn:
Sean Harris
Aunt Patience:
Joanne Whalley
Francis Davey:
Ben Daniels
Ambrose:
Elliot Levey
Magistrate Bassat:
Andrew Scarborough
Twin 1:
David Beck
William:
Danny Miller
Mrs Yellan:
Sadie Shimmin
Mrs Trelawn:
Rhiannon Oliver
Cornish Driver:
Matthew Bearne
Crown Landlord:
Carl McCrystal
Mary Stunt Double:
Sarah Lochlan
Wrecker 1:
Rory Mulroe
Wrecker 2:
Justin Pearson
Writer:
Emma Frost
Producer:
Dan Winch