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15 Minute Drama

Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. New York, 1948. A theatre designer, Therese Belivet, meets a woman who turns her life upside down. Stars Miranda Richardson. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

USA, late 1940s. Carol and Therese are now lovers but their pasts are catching up with them. Stars Miranda Richardson. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

New York, 1948. Carol and Therese set out on a car trip to discover 1940s America - and each other. Stars Miranda Richardson. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

New York, 1948. Carol is married, Therese has a boyfriend, but they feel an overwhelming attraction. Stars Miranda Richardson. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

USA, late 1940s. Carol and Therese's relationship seems to be over. But will love find a way? Stars Miranda Richardson. Show more

Drama on 3

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic drama of vanity and evil The Picture of Dorian Gray. With Jasper Britton, Maggie Steed, Tom Canton and Peter Guinness. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Leaf:
Maggie Steed
Lord Henry:
Jasper Britton
Basil Hallward:
Richard Lintern
Dorian Gray:
Tom Canton
James Vane:
Owen Sharpe
Sybil Vane:
Zoe Telford
Lady Carlisle:
Barbara Barnes
Producer:
Turan Ali
Director:
Neil Bartlett

Genres

Drama on 3

Pericles

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Disturbing new version of Shakespseare's rarely produced drama Pericles, where murder, intrigue, shipwrecks and prostitution tear a king's family apart. With Willard White as Gower Show more

Contributors

Pericles:
Paapa Essiedu
Helicanus/Pandar:
Colin Hurley
Cleon/Boult:
Barrie Rutter
Cerimon/Bawd:
Tamzin Griffin
Dionyza/Lychorida:
Adjoa Andoh
Marina:
Laura Rees
Leonine/Simonides:
Martin Turner
Antiochus/Lysimachus:
Mark Straker
Director:
Neil Bartlett
Producer:
Turan Ali

Genres

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Stephen Rea reads Wilde's famous letter in the prison cell where it was written. With an introduction from cell C.3.3 in Reading Prison by writer and director Neil Bartlett. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Bartlett
Producer:
Joby Waldman

Genres

Free Thinking

2015 Festival

Rule-Making and Rule-Breaking for Women and Men

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Rana Mitter chairs a discussion about attitues to rules. With actress and author Sheila Hancock, journalist Bim Adewunmi, director Neil Bartlett and headteacher Jonny Mitchell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Hancock
Interviewed Guest:
Bim Adewunmi
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Bartlett
Interviewed Guest:
Jonny Mitchell
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Transformations: Becoming a Goat, Neil Bartlett

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Neil Bartlett discusses Victorian cross-dressing performer Ernest Boulton with Matthew Sweet, and Thomas Thwaites explains why he decided to try to live as a goat. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Neil Bartlett
Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Thwaites
Interviewed Guest:
Colin Gale
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Wise
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Sampson

Free Thinking

Pather Panchali, Sunjeev Sahota, Invalidism

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Rana Mitter presents. With Tariq Ali on the film Pather Panchali, Clare Walker Gore on invalidism in Victorian novels, novelist Sunjeev Sahota and playwright Neil Bartlett. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Tariq Ali
Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Walker Gore
Interviewed Guest:
Sunjeev Sahota
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Bartlett
Producer:
Robyn Read

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson, Scottee, Lesley Manville, Midge Ure, Neil Bartlett, Tim Samuels, The Coral, Birds of Chicago

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Scottee are joined by Lesley Manville, Midge Ure, Neil Bartlett and Tim Samuels for conversation and comedy. With music from the Coral and Birds of Chicago. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Manville
Interviewed Guest:
Midge Ure
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Bartlett
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Samuels
Performer:
The Coral

Front Row

Gareth Malone and Adrian Sutton, Neil Bartlett, In the Club

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Gareth Malone and Adrian Sutton's WW1 Prom, Neil Bartlett's novel The Disappearance Boy, Bel Mooney reviews In the Club and Michael Symmons Roberts's summer poetry choice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Gareth Malone
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Sutton
Interviewed Guest:
Bel Mooney
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Symmons Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Bartlett

Woman's Hour

Grayson Perry on the descent of man

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Grayson Perry discusses his book The Descent of Man, asking what would happen if we rethought conventional ideas of manhood. What might be in it for men? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Grayson Perry
Interviewed Guest:
Keegan Hirst
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Lott
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Bartlett
Interviewed Guest:
Testament