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The Real George Orwell

Homage to Catalonia

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Franco's Nationalists reject Spain's Republican government. Eric Blair reports the fight against fascism. Stars Joseph Millson. Show more

Contributors

Eric Blair:
Joseph Millson
Eileen Blair:
Lyndsey Marshal
Georges Kopp:
Ewan Bailey
Spanish volunteer:
Javier Marzan
Henry Miller:
Richard Laing
John McNair:
John McAndrew
Benjamin:
Jon Lolis
Tom Gallagher:
Gareth Pierce
Fascist soldier:
Asier Newman
Director:
Kate McAll

The Real George Orwell

Homage to Catalonia

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Caught between the different factions of their own side, Eric and Eileen are forced to escape from Spain. Stars Lyndsey Marshal. Show more

Contributors

Eric Blair:
Joseph Millson
Eileen Blair:
Lyndsey Marshal
Georges Kopp:
Ewan Bailey
Spanish volunteer:
Javier Marzan
Henry Miller:
Richard Laing
John McNair:
John McAndrew
Benjamin:
Jon Lolis
Tom Gallagher:
Gareth Pierce
Fascist militiaman:
Asier Newman
Director:
Kate McAll

Drama

The Princes and Princesses of Wales

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Simon Crowther. Cosmopolitan Cardiff is under attack from the Ancient North as new neighbours descend in a modern tale of stereotypes, language and living together. Show more

Ordinary Lies

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

Drama. Forklift driver Wendy is always up for a laugh. But when her past catches up with her, she takes drastic measures to make sure her problem goes away.

Ordinary Lies

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Drama. Fletch and wife Caz are the rock-solid office couple, but when Caz oversteps the mark, sending Fletch on a downward spiral, he wonders if she really is right for him. Show more

Drama

Frank Zappa and Me

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In 1967, a conservative English secretary had a life-changing encounter in a London hotel with the charismatic American musician, Frank Zappa. By Matt Broughton. Show more

Contributors

Frank Zappa:
Ronan Summers
Young Pauline:
Lucy Briggs-Owen
Older Pauline:
Richenda Carey
Christine:
Samantha Dakin
Eric Clapton:
Gareth Pierce
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Boom Boom

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Emily Steel. A car crash, and someone trapped in the wreckage. A middle-aged woman falls for a younger man. What's the connection? The link between the two stories is shattering. Show more

Contributors

Paramedic:
Gareth Pierce
Policewoman:
Lynne Seymour
Director:
Polly Thomas

Brand

Drama

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam and Elizabeth are enjoying the sights of Paris. Without warning, Elizabeth falls ill and they must return home. With Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 5

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. It's 1664, and Sam's thoughts turn towards the ladies in his life while his wife gets attention from Sam's uncle Wight. Stars Kris Marshall, Katherine Jakeways. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
Uncle Wight:
Ewan Bailey
Aunty Wight:
Manon Edwards
Colonel Turner:
Matthew Gravelle
Tom Pepys:
Gareth Pierce
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 5

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Sam's younger brother Tom falls seriously ill, but the diagnosis is unclear. Then secrets emerge about Tom's lifestyle. With Kris Marshall, Katherine Jakeways. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
Cousin Jane:
Manon Edwards
Tom Pepys:
Gareth Pierce
Dr Wiverly:
Matthew Gravelle
Dr Powell:
Ewan Bailey
Gravedigger:
Lee Mengo
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

Saturday Drama

The Gothic Imagination: Bloody Poetry

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

In Switzerland 1816, the myth of Frankenstein was created by Mary Shelley. Howard Brenton's 1984 play imagines the lives of those present, among them the poets Byron and Shelley. Show more

Contributors

Percy Bysshe Shelley:
Oliver Ryan
Mary Shelley:
Clare Corbett
George, the Lord Byron:
Patrick Kennedy
Claire Clairmont:
Sarah Ovens
Dr William Polidori:
Gareth Pierce

Genres

Ordinary Lies

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Drama. Holly has a pretty unremarkable life, until she makes a devastating discovery which leads to her creating a secret life that gives her more than she bargained for.

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. Stand-up Tom Parry tells the story of four fancy dress parties over the course of a year in his native Wolverhampton. From 2017. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

It's the annual Parry family party but unhelpfully nightmarish flashbacks of university threaten to spoil Tom’s fun. From 2017. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

The Halloween curse of dreaded "internet orderers" and traumatic cub camp memories conspire against Tom. From 2017. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Tom’s final party of the year is a wedding. Can a sweepstake, cowboy boots and line dancing make it end on a high? From 2017. Show more

Hinterland

Feature-Length Special

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Detective drama. DCI Tom Mathias and DI Mared Rhys investigate an arson attack at a rural farmhouse which leaves a mother and son fighting for their lives. Show more

Contributors

DCI Tom Mathias:
Richard Harrington
DI Mared Rhys:
Mali Harries
DC Lloyd Ellis:
Alex Harries
DS Sian Owens:
Hannah Daniel
Chief Supt Bran Prosser:
Aneirin Hughes
Meg Mathais:
Annamaria Marinca
Mari Davies:
Elen Rhys
Rhodri Davies:
Hywel Morgan
Bedwyr Thomas:
Dyfan Dwyfor
Agnes Jones:
Gwen Ellis
Daffydd Hughes:
Owain Arthur
Siwan Ellis:
Hedydd Dylan
Alun Price:
Gareth Pierce
Iori Thomas:
John Ogwen
Store Keeper:
Jason Speake
Producer:
Ed Talfan
Director:
Ed Thomas
Executive Producer:
Ed Thomas

Hinterland

Series 2 (BBC Four)

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC ALBA

Detective drama. DCI Tom Mathias and DI Mared Rhys investigate an arson attack at a rural farmhouse which leaves a mother and son fighting for their lives. Show more

Contributors

DCI Tom Mathias:
Richard Harrington
DI Mared Rhys:
Mali Harries
DC Lloyd Ellis:
Alex Harries
DS Sian Owens:
Hannah Daniel
Chief Supt Bran Prosser:
Aneirin Hughes
Meg Mathais:
Annamaria Marinca
Mari Davies:
Elen Rhys
Rhodri Davies:
Hywel Morgan
Bedwyr Thomas:
Dyfan Dwyfor
Agnes Jones:
Gwen Ellis
Daffydd Hughes:
Owain Arthur
Siwan Ellis:
Hedydd Dylan
Alun Price:
Gareth Pierce
Iori Thomas:
John Ogwen
Store Keeper:
Jason Speake
Producer:
Ed Talfan
Director:
Ed Thomas
Executive Producer:
Ed Thomas

Saturday Drama

Vincent Price and the Horror of the English Blood Beast

Duration: 1 hour

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

By Matthew Broughton. A light-hearted look behind the scenes of the making of classic British film Witchfinder General. Show more

Contributors

Vincent Price:
Nickolas Grace
Tony Tenser:
Kenneth Cranham
Michael Reeves:
Blake Ritson
Philip Waddilove:
Richard Nichols
Ian Ogilvy:
Gareth Pierce
Director:
Sam Hoyle
Producer:
Sam Hoyle

Ordinary Lies

Series 2

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 3 months

Drama. Jenna's life is turned upside down when her ex-con sister comes back on the scene. Loyalties are tested, and Jenna takes drastic action to save herself before it's too late.

Contributors

Cerys IVF (Receptionist):
Alice White
Gwyneth (Nurse):
Rhian Cheyne
Sarah-Jane:
Elinor Crawley
Detective Bell:
Eiry Thomas
PC Bethan Llewllyn:
Heledd Gwynn
Custody Sergeant:
Geraint Morgan
Michael Halliday (Duty Solicitor):
Ian Saynor
Mr Security:
Rhys Ap William
Neeta Suresh:
Anneika Rose
Waiter:
Sion Ifan
Director:
Jon Wright
Producer:
Emily Feller
Executive Producer:
Nicola Shindler
Executive Producer:
Daniel Brocklehurst
Production Company:
Red Production Company

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