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Philip and Sydney

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Alan Pollock. In 1937 Philip Larkin's father took him on holiday to Germany. Philip never spoke of the trip. Alan Pollock's drama imagines what might have happened there. Show more

Contributors

Philip Larkin:
Pip Carter
Sydney Larkin:
Tim McInnerny
Hotel Keeper/Drinker:
John Rowe
Herr Hinck:
Sam Dale
Hans and all other parts:
Gunnar Cauthery

Brand

Drama

Home Front

13 March 1918 - Adeline Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, an education bill was proposed, asserting the rights of children, and in Folkestone, Adeline furthers their interests in her own way. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Carson Martindale:
Stephen Critchlow
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Ruby Pearce:
Katie Redford
Captain Allen:
Lloyd Thomas

Home Front

30 March 1918 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, 'influenza of a severe type' was reported to have broken out at a US army camp, and at the Bevan Hospital, Howard is faced with a different epidemic. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

9 April 1918 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the German's launched Operation Georgette as part of their Spring Offensive, and on the edge of Folkestone, Edie wakes up to an unwelcome intrusion. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

10 April 1918 - Marieke Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, On this day in 1918, MP John Dillon warned that the new conscription bill would lead to further food shortages, and in Folkestone, Marieke is fed up. Show more

Contributors

Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 97: 12-16 March 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The second omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1918, when the Times published details for women registering to vote for the first time. Show more

Contributors

Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Rev Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Carson Martindale:
Stephen Critchlow
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Ruby Pearce:
Katie Redford
Captain Allen:
Lloyd Thomas
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Terence Wentworth:
Jack Lowden
Ivy Monk:
Lizzy Watts
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Constance Pettigrew:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Fryn Tennyson-Jesse:
Fenella Woolgar
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
George Tanney:
Neil Grainger
Eleanor Tanney:
Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Nora Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White

Genres

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 3: Henry IV - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts to separate Falstaff from Prince Hal. Show more

Contributors

Henry IV:
Jeremy Irons
Prince Hal:
Tom Hiddleston
Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
Northumberland:
Alun Armstrong
Shallow:
David Bamber
Lady Northumberland:
Niamh Cusack
Kate Percy:
Michelle Dockery
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Warwick:
Iain Glen
Archbishop of York:
Nicholas Jones
Westmoreland:
James Laurenson
Lord Chief Justice:
Geoffrey Palmer
Doll Tearsheet:
Maxine Peake
Hastings:
Adam Kotz
Lancaster:
Henry Faber
Mowbray:
Pip Torrens
Silence:
Tim McMullan
Coleville:
Dominic Rowan
Falstaff's Page:
Billy Matthews
Director:
Richard Eyre

Genres

Drama

The Trenches Trip

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Jonathan Smith. Unexpected conflicts emerge within a group of teachers and sixth-formers, as they walk through the WWI trenches, tunnels and cemeteries of Flanders. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Framley Parsonage

Episode 1: Two Different Sets of People

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. The young vicar is attracted by the country house parties, little knowing what repercussions are in store. Stars Pip Carter. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mark Robarts:
Pip Carter
Fanny Robarts:
Charity Wakefield
Lady Lufton:
Kate Buffery
Lord Lufton:
Joe Coen
Lucy Robarts:
Sarah Ovens
Mr Sowerby:
Nicholas Farrell
Miss Dunstable:
Hattie Morahan
Mrs Proudie:
Joanna Monro
Harold Smith:
Clive Hayward
Dr Forrest:
Clive Hayward
Mrs Smith:
Elaine Claxton
Griselda:
Sarah Sweeney
Dr Robarts:
David Cann
Waiter:
David Cann
Culpepper:
David Cann

Genres

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Framley Parsonage

Episode 2: A Word of Warning

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The vicar worries that Lady Lufton may find out about the bill that carries his name, but she is too busy plotting. Starring Kate Buffery. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Baxter:
Maggie Steed
Mark Robarts:
Pip Carter
Fanny Robarts:
Charity Wakefield
Lady Lufton:
Kate Buffery
Lord Lufton:
Joe Coen
Lucy Robarts:
Sarah Ovens
Nathaniel Sowerby:
Nicholas Farrell
Miss Dunstable:
Hattie Morahan
Mr Crawley:
Adam Kotz
Susan Grantly:
Charlotte Emmerson
Mrs Smith:
Elaine Claxton
Griselda:
Sarah Sweeney
Footman:
David Cann
Hotel Waiter:
David Cann

Genres

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's Framley Parsonage

Episode 3: A Gift of Fire

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Miss Dunstable holds a party while Lord Lufton, rejected by Lucy, finally returns from his fishing trip. Stars Hattie Morahan. Show more

Party Animals

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 16 hours

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series set in the high stakes world of party politics. Ashika visits Scott at the flat to cheer him up after Jake's death and he invites her to the New Statesman party. Show more

Contributors

Scott Foster:
Andrew Buchan
Ashika Chandirimani:
Shelley Conn
Kirsty MacKenzie:
Andrea Riseborough
Danny Foster:
Matt Smith
Sophie Montgomery:
Clemency Burton-Hill
James Northcote:
Patrick Baladi
Matt Baker:
Pip Carter
Jo Porter:
Raquel Cassidy
George Morgan:
Peter Wight
Richard Bracewell:
Alexander Hanson

Party Animals

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series set in the high stakes world of party politics. Ashika is approached to put herself forward as a candidate for the upcoming Longton South by-election. Show more

Contributors

Scott Foster:
Andrew Buchan
Ashika Chandirimani:
Shelley Conn
Kirsty MacKenzie:
Andrea Riseborough
Danny Foster:
Matt Smith
Sophie Montgomery:
Clemency Burton-Hill
James Northcote:
Patrick Baladi
Matt Baker:
Pip Carter
Jo Porter:
Raquel Cassidy
Richard Bracewell:
Alexander Hanson
Stephen Templeton:
Colin Salmon

Party Animals

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series set in the high stakes world of party politics. James visits Ashika in Sedley as she prepares for her first big public debate. Show more

Contributors

Scott Foster:
Andrew Buchan
Ashika Chandirimani:
Shelley Conn
Kirsty Mackenzie:
Andrea Riseborough
Danny Foster:
Matt Smith
Sophie Montgomery:
Clemency Burton-Hill
James Northcote:
Patrick Baladi
Matt Baker:
Pip Carter
Jo Porter:
Raquel Cassidy
Stephen Templeton:
Colin Salmon
George Morgan:
Peter Wight
Graham Sullivan:
Tony Turner
DC Harrison:
Joe Armstrong
Director:
Julian Holmes

Party Animals

Series 1

Episode 7

Duration: 12 hours

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series set in the world of party politics. Danny urges Jo to seek counselling for her drink problem, while Kirsty will stop at nothing to climb the political ladder. Show more

Contributors

Scott Foster:
Andrew Buchan
Ashika Chandirimani:
Shelley Conn
Kirsty Mackenzie:
Andrea Riseborough
Danny Foster:
Matt Smith
James Northcote:
Patrick Baladi
Sophie Montgomery:
Clemency Burton-Hill
Matt Baker:
Pip Carter
Jo Porter:
Raquel Cassidy
Graham Sullivan:
Tony Turner
George Morgan:
Peter Wight
Douglas Turner:
Tom Beard
News 24 Presenter:
Carrie Gracie
Newsnight Presenter:
Martha Kearney
Adrian Chapple:
Sam Heughan

Party Animals

Series 1

Episode 8

Duration: 13 hours

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series set in the high stakes world of party politics. Jo Porter has to perform well in the opposition debate otherwise her career is over. Show more

Contributors

Scott Foster:
Andrew Buchan
Ashika Chandirimani:
Shelley Conn
Kirsty Mackenzie:
Andrea Riseborough
Danny Foster:
Matt Smith
James Northcote:
Patrick Baladi
Sophie Montgomery:
Clemency Burton-Hill
Matt Baker:
Pip Carter
Jo Porter:
Raquel Cassidy
Douglas Carter:
Tom Beard
Richard Bracewell:
Alexander Hanson
Adrian Chapple:
Sam Heughan
Graham Sullivan:
Tony Turner
George Morgan:
Peter Wight
BNP Woman:
Lorraine Bruce
News 24 Presenter:
Simon McCoy

Party Animals

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series set in the high stakes world of party politics. Danny has to fend off calls from the press demanding a statement on the murder of a white prisoner by his Asian inmate. Show more

Contributors

Scott Foster:
Andrew Buchan
Ashika Chandirimani:
Shelley Conn
Kirsty Mackenvzie:
Andrea Riseborough
Danny Foster:
Matt Smith
James Northcote:
Patrick Baladi
Sophie Montgomery:
Clemency Burton-Hill
Matt Baker:
Pip Carter
Jo Porter:
Raquel Cassidy
Stephen Templeton:
Colin Salmon
George Morgan:
Peter Wight
Lord Blakely:
Trevor Bowen
Candidate:
Sam Hoare
Newsnight Presenter:
Martha Kearney
Caroline Northcote:
Belinda Stewart-Wilson

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Spy thriller. Johnny Worricker is on the run across Europe with Margot Tyrell. With the net closing in, he knows he must confront his nemesis - the prime minister, Alec Beasley. Show more

Contributors

Johnny Worricker:
Bill Nighy
Margot Tyrell:
Helena Bonham Carter
Alec Beasley:
Ralph Fiennes
Stirling Rogers:
Rupert Graves
Rollo Maverley:
Ewen Bremner
Jill Tankard:
Judy Davis
Julianne Worriker:
Felicity Jones
Anthea Catcheside:
Saskia Reeves
Belinda Kay:
Olivia Williams
Amber Page:
Leanne Best
Freddy Lagarde:
Pip Carter
Ted Finch:
James McArdle
Bill Catcheside:
Daniel Ryan
Allegra Betts:
Kate Burdette
Jez Nichols:
Shazad Latif
Rev Bernard Towers:
Malcolm Sinclair
Brian Lord:
Andrew Cleaver
Security Man:
George Lenz
Ticket Seller:
Thorston Manderlay
BBC Interviewer:
Matthew Stadlen
Jock Calderon:
Pip Torrens
Security Woman:
Renate Becker
Europcar Assistant:
Anna Boger
Abdul Khan:
San Shella
Football Supporter:
Mark Wingett
Dean Chandler:
Nathan Ives-Moiba
MI5 Monitor Man:
Tom Colley
Garden Girl:
Kirsty Oswald
Writer:
David Hare
Director:
David Hare
Producer:
Celia Duval

Classic Serial

Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

A German merchant family fight to keep their supremacy in the changing world of 1840s Europe. Stars Michael Maloney and Barbara Flynn. Show more

Contributors

Narrator Count Molln:
Pip Carter
Johann Buddenbrook:
Kenneth Cranham
Antoinette Buddenbrook:
Ann Beach
Jean Buddenbrook:
Michael Maloney
Elizabet Buddenbrook:
Barbara Flynn
Toni Buddenbrook:
Clare Corbett
Young Toni:
Rosa Calcraft
Thomas Buddenbrook:
Angus Imrie
Young Thomas:
Thiago Los
Christian Buddenbrook:
Scott Smith
Young Christian:
Gene Goodman
Ida Jungmann:
Alison Pettit
Herr Hoffstede:
Shaun Prendergast
Herr Grunlich:
Ben Crowe
Pilot Schwarzkopf:
Peter Marinker
Morten Schwarzkopf:
Carl Prekopp
Armgard Von Schillink:
Karolina Cybulski
Gerda Arnoldson:
Serena Lamble
Julchen Hagenstrom:
Priyanka Patel
Herman Hagenstrom:
Spike White
Producer:
Chris Wallis

Classic Serial

Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

It's 1848 and the revolution comes to Lubeck. The story of a German merchant family. Stars Michael Maloney and Barbara Flynn. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Pip Carter
Jean Buddenbrook:
Michael Maloney
Elizabet Buddenbrook:
Barbara Flynn
Thomas Buddenbrook:
Joseph Millson
Toni Buddenbrook:
Clare Corbett
Christian Buddenbrook:
Carl Prekopp
Clara Buddenbrook:
Rosa Calcraft
Clara Buddenbrook:
Millie Binks
Gerda Buddenbrook:
Colleen Prendergast
Gotthold Buddenbrook:
Shaun Prendergast
Herr Grunlich:
Ben Crowe
Herr Kesselmeyer:
Stephen Critchlow
Pilot Schwarzkopf:
Peter Marinker
Herr Gosch:
Gerard McDermott
Ida Jungmann:
Alison Pettit
Producer:
Chris Wallis