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Tommies

30 June 1916

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Tommies reveals a hidden true story, based on secret German documents, of a British signalling blunder on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Sergeant Dixon:
Daniel Weyman
Francis Woodrington:
Nick Underwood
Second Lieutenant Gascoigne:
Neil Grainger
Jemadar Mehta:
Raj Ghatak
Sowar Gopal:
Munir Khairdin
Producer:
David Hunter

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Tommies

Tommies

28 October 1914

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The first Indian Army soldiers arrive on the battlefields of France, and the infantry of the 9th Bhopal Regiment find themselves on the front line. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Ahmadullah Khan:
Danny Rahim
Pavan Jodha:
Rudi Dharmalingam
Lt Colonel Dobbie:
Nicholas Farrell
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Hector Monkhouse:
Clive Hayward
Sowar Alam Sher:
Sagar Radia
Havildar Mishra:
Jassa Ahluwalia
Captain Wilson:
Sam Valentine
Captain Jamieson:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Sir John French:
David Cann
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
Nandita Ghose

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Tommies

Drama

The Last of the Pearl Fishers

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Hannah Khalil. Lillian becomes obsessed with her maid's disappearance. Resolving to find her, her search throughout Dubai proves more of a challenge than she bargained for. Show more

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Drama

Drama

The Chemistry Between Them

Duration: 45 minutes

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

It is 1983, and Margaret Thatcher is awaiting her former college tutor, Nobel Prize winner Dorothy Hodgkin, however the visit will put their friendship to the test. By Adam Ganz. Show more

Contributors

Margaret Thatcher:
Catherine Skinner
Dorothy Hodgkin:
Jane Slavin
Alf Roberts:
Stephen Critchlow
Thomas Hodgkin:
Damian Lynch
JD Bernal:
David Cann
Writer:
Adam Ganz
Director:
Nandita Ghose

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Drama

From Fact to Fiction

Series 16

Episode 1: Keeping the House in Order

Duration: 13 minutes

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

Performance poet Lemn Sissay creates a fictional response to the Oscar Pistorius trial in a surreal play set in the new South Africa. Show more

From Fact to Fiction

Series 16

Episode 8: Desperately Seeking Bradley

Duration: 13 minutes

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

As the Tour de France starts in Yorkshire, playwright Georgia Fitch sets her story against the backdrop of the first stage in Harrogate. Show more

Drama

In Aldershot

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Matthew Wilkie. Aldershot is now ten per cent Nepali, but unemployed Suitboy has never spoken to one, until he meets ex-Gurkha Gurung at the job centre. Show more

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Drama

Drama

Conlang of Love

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Oona Chaplin stars as Frances, a tongue-tied fantasy fiction addict in Lou Ramsden's original rom-com about language, love and dwarves. Show more

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Drama

Strangers in the Night

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In Georgia Fitch's play, English actress Carol White goes to Hollywood - and finds herself drawn into a friendship with Frank Sinatra. Show more

Drama

Clean Trade

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In Winsome Pinnock's drama set in an investment bank, a group of cleaners try their hand at trading, and start to make money. Show more