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Drama

The Deportation Room

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Hannah Khalil. Amira, a student in London, is taking some paintings to an exhibition back home in Gaza. But she cannot seem to get out of Cairo airport. Show more

Contributors

Passport Control Officer:
Robert Blythe
Security Policeman:
Ben Crowe
Egyptian Official:
Patrick Brennan
Guard:
Joe Sims
Woman 1:
Suzanna Nour
Woman 2:
Souad Faress
Director:
Mary Peate

Genres

Brand

Drama

Tracks

Series 1: Origin

Origin: Episode Seven

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Helen and her mother are kidnapped. Seventh episode of a major new nine-part conspiracy thriller, starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama set in the near future about an investigator who risks his professional career and his marriage when he finds himself drawn to a crime's prime suspect. Starring Tim Robbins. Show more

Contributors

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

The detectives are getting back into the swim after Sean's return to work. An American movie actor living in London is burgled but the details of the case don't seem to add up. Show more

Casualty

Series 32

Episode 2

Duration: 48 minutes

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

Conditions at the refugee camp cause a member of the ED team to take drastic action. In Holby, recent events are taking their toll on Jez.

Contributors

Jez Andrews:
Lloyd Everitt
Dylan Keogh:
William Beck
David Hide:
Jason Durr
Alicia Munroe:
Chelsea Halfpenny
Louise Tyler:
Azuka Oforka
Connie Beauchamp:
Amanda Mealing
Robyn Miller:
Amanda Henderson
Ethan Hardy:
George Rainsford
Charlie Fairhead:
Derek Thompson
Max Walker:
Jamie Davis
Lily Chao:
Crystal Yu
Noel Garcia:
Tony Marshall
Mickey Ellison:
Mitch Hewer
Denise Ellison:
Lucy Benjamin
Sanosi Jemal:
Tut Nyuot
Cameron Hamilton:
Cian Barry
Hadia Maher:
Laila Alj
Said Guessous:
Nabil Elouahabi
Emile Coudert:
Raphael Desprez
Fida Hamad:
Lara Sawalha
Officer Lambert:
Eric Geynes
Director:
Steve Brett

Drama

Censoring an Iranian Love Story

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Contemporary drama from Iran. A writer must cheat the censor to publish his love story. To win Sara's love, Dara now faces an unsuspected rival and a dangerous neighbour. Show more

Contributors

Petrovich:
Philip Arditti
Mother Sara:
Nathalie Armin
Father Sara:
Nabil Elouahabi
Mr Sinbad:
Pezh Maan
Brother Atta:
Pezh Maan
Jafar:
Raad Rawi
Father Dara:
Raad Rawi
Mother Dara:
Mia Soteriou
Translation:
Sara Khalili

Genres

Casualty

Series 24

Episode 11: Leave Me Standing

Duration: 49 minutes

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

Medical drama series. Tragedy strikes for Ruth. The F2s go it alone, with disastrous consequences, while Polly harbours a mystery about Alistair. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Crowson:
Russ Abbot
Ruth Winters:
Georgia Taylor
Jay Faldren:
Ben Turner
Yuki Reid:
Will Sharpe
Lenny Lyons:
Steven Miller
May Phelps:
Laura Aikman
Adam Trueman:
Tristan Gemmill
Nick Jordan:
Michael French
Zoe Hanna:
Sunetra Sarker
Polly Emmerson:
Sophia Di Martino
Kathleen 'Dixie' Dixon:
Jane Hazlegrove
Jessica Harrison:
Gillian Kearney
Tess Bateman:
Suzanne Packer
Jeff Collier:
Matt Bardock
Noel Garcia:
Tony Marshall
Big Mac:
Charles Dale
Tasmeen Haron:
Pooja Ghai
Amir Haron:
Nasser Memarzia
Skip Carter:
Paul Oldham
Suhail Haron:
Nabil Elouahabi
Brenda Crowson:
Patricia Brake
Jake Milns:
Amit Shah
Inspector Fielding:
Philip Wright
Usher:
Avin Shah
Director:
Jon Sen
Producer:
Hamish Wright

Tumanbay

Series 2

The Last Boat

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Tumanbay, the wealthiest city on earth, has been conquered by a brutal religious regime. As refugees scramble to escape the city, Gregor swears an oath to the new rulers. Show more

Tumanbay

Series 2

The Kill

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Under the rule of the followers of Maya, Tumanbay has become a place of fear. Gregor attempts to survive the regime, while Manel is drawn to the rebel cause. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Drama. A lonely ex-soldier takes in a homeless young female runaway, but her manipulative boyfriend sees an opportunity to use him for his own ends. Show more

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Formats

Drama

The Arabian Nights

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Ata Madri is in Cairo hunting for a medieval copy of The Arabian Nights. Featuring The Hunchback Cycle starring Alexei Sayle. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Nadim Sawalha
Steward:
Ewan Bailey
Tailor’s Wife:
Kyria Alyssa
Christian:
Niall Ashdown
Lame Young Man:
Muzz Khan
Al-Haddar:
Muzz Khan
Mother:
Noa Bodner
Beautiful Woman:
Noa Bodner
Jewish Physician’s maid:
Sharlit Deyzac
Judge’s Daughter:
Sharlit Deyzac
Caliph:
Renu Setna
Jewish Physician:
Amir El-Masry
Young Woman:
Laura Hanna
Blind Beggar:
Noof McEwan
Taxi Driver:
Nayef Rashed
Adaptor:
Glen Neath

Genres

Drama

The Arabian Nights

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Ata Madri hunts for a medieval copy of The Arabian Nights with the original ending. Inventive revival starring Indira Varma. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Nadim Sawalha
King Yunan:
Ewan Bailey
Taxi Driver:
Nayef Rashed
Ali Baba:
Muzz Khan
Ali Baba's Wife:
Noa Bodner
King of the City's Vizier:
Noof McEwan
Cassim's Wife:
Kyria Alyssa
Marjaneh:
Laura Hanna
Captain:
Alexei Sayle
Ali Baba's Son:
Amir El-Masry
Young Man:
Amir El-Masry
Shopkeeper:
Nabil Elouahabi
Fisherman:
Nabil Elouahabi
Sage Duban:
Renu Setna
King of the City:
Bhasker Patel
Evil Wife:
Sharlit Deyzac
Adaptor:
Glen Neath

Genres

Tumanbay

Series 2

Healing the Sick

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

As slave trader Ibn, accused of hoarding heretical text, seeks justice from the new regime's religious courts, news arrives of a devastating plague. Show more

Tumanbay

Series 2

Kiss My Fingers

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Threat of plague brings Barakat into conflict with Effendi Red. Meanwhile, Manel must now prove her commitment to the rebels by undertaking a dangerous mission. Show more

Drama

Ferguson

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Hugh Quarshie stars in Bonnie Greer's new play, inspired by Strindberg's The Father, updated to Chicago 2016 and the backdrop of recent fatal police shootings of young black men. Show more

Contributors

Tavis Adolph:
Hugh Quarshie
Laura Abernathy-Adolph:
Clare Perkins
Reverend Mike:
Jason Barnett
Hamid Boubakir:
Nabil Elouahabi
Miss Carlotta:
Cecilia Noble
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Brand

Drama

Tumanbay

Series 1

Sword of Faith

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

The final chapter in this epic saga of revenge, betrayal and deception. The people of Tumanbay await news of the sultan’s great victory. Show more

Tumanbay

Series 1

A Head Start

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Tumanbay, heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion and a mysterious force devouring the empire from within. Show more

Contributors

The Girl on the Ship:
Olivia Popica
Her Mother:
Nathalie Armin
The Slave Merchant:
Nabil Elouahabi
Frog's Mother:
Sirine Saba
Sultan Al-Ghuri:
Raad Rawi
General Qulan:
Christopher Fulford
Physician:
Vivek Madan
Ship Captain:
Albert Welling
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Emma Hearn
Producer:
Nadir Khan
Producer:
John Dryden

Genres

Tumanbay

Series 1

Ship of the Dead

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Slave merchant Ibn awaits for his family to arrive in Tumanbay. In the palace, Sarah the slave-girl is recruited by Gregor, to spy on the chief wife Shajar. Show more

Contributors

The Girl on the Ship:
Olivia Popica
Her Mother:
Nathalie Armin
Ship Captain:
Albert Welling
Sultan Al-Ghuri:
Raad Rawi
The Hafiz:
Antony Bunsee
General Qulan:
Christopher Fulford
Head Eunuch:
John Sessions
Slave:
Akin Gazi
Physician:
Vivek Madan
Producer:
Emma Hearn
Producer:
Nadir Khan
Producer:
John Dryden
Director:
John Dryden

Genres

Tumanbay

Series 1

Coming of Age

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Adrift at sea in a small boat, daughter of slave merchant Ibn, depends on her slave captor for her survival, while Madu swaps palace life for the army. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Tumanbay

Series 1

Hidden Knowledge

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

As Shajar, the sultan’s chief wife, plots her son Madu's succession to the throne, Gregor is determined to discover what it is she has taken from the Hafiz. Show more