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Paul's Dodgson - Home

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A fall forces Paul's Dodgson's 81 year old mum to consider selling the family home. What makes a home? Co-stars Pameli Benham. Show more

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Narrator:
Paul Dodgson
Older mum:
Pameli Benham
Younger mum:
Sally Orrock
Director:
Kate McAll

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Saturday Drama

Hattie Naylor - The Forgotten

Duration: 1 hour

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

The aftermath of a nameless war is the setting for a dark retelling of the story of 'The Sleeping Beauty'. Stars Tim McMullan. Show more

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Ireena and Rosa:
Laura Greenwood
Young Charonne:
Harry McEntire
Charonne:
Tim McMullan
Sylvanne:
Ruth Mitchell
Director:
Paul Dodgson

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Drama

Page of Wands

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Everything changes for Peggy and Ken when they arrive in the town of Warfleet with a prize-winning pigeon and a marriage that is 35 years old. Stars Gwen Taylor. Show more

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Jeremy/Bouncer:
Paul Mundell
Darryl/Someone:
James Joyce
Waitress/Woman:
Sally Orrock
Director:
Paul Dodgson

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Drama

You Drive Me Crazy

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Once he loved powering down the motorway at top speed, music blaring; now the very thought brings on a cold sweat. Paul Dodgson's play examines his newly-acquired fear of driving. Show more

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Drama

The Mermaid of Zennor

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A re-imagining of the Cornish folk tale. A supernatural story of mystery and obsession rooted in the contemporary world. Show more

Drama

On the Road Not Taken

Duration: 45 minutes

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

As a teen, Paul longed to head out on the road with a guitar and head full of songs. But it was too scary so he got a proper job. Thirty years on, he has decided to live the dream. Show more

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Young Paul:
Isaac Rouse
Paul's Dad:
Ewan Bailey
Paul's Mum:
Sally Orrock
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

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Drama

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The second episode features a poem by Thomas Hardy, a statement of support from Emmeline Pankhurst, and the writer Arnold Bennet remembers his first trip to the Continent. Show more

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Duration: 15 minutes

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

Henri Bergson, Mary Cholmondeley, Pierre Loti and others pay tribute to the king of Belgium in a book published in December 1914. Show more

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Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Earl of Rosebury, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton and others pay tribute to the King of Belgium in a book published in December 1914. Show more

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Writing Lives

Episode 1: Treats, by Natalie Smith

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra debut. As a daughter leaves her childhood home, she receives a letter that makes her re-evaluate her past. Read by Christine Bottomley. From June 2014. Show more

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Episode 3: Slum Songs in the Sun, by Jane Campion Hoye

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. At a school in a slum in Kenya, a volunteer meets a girl who makes her confront an impossible dream. Read by Sally Orrock. From June 2014. Show more

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