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Orlando

Episode 6: The Enamoured Lady

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The eponymous heroine is preoccupied by the penalties and privileges of womanhood. A sojourn in the mountains of Broussa leads to further reflections on love and nature. Show more

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Orlando

Episode 7: Society's Seductions

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Orlando finds herself in 18th-century England, where she is seduced by London society and intoxicated by the words of the poets. Show more

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Orlando

Episode 8: Marmaduke Bonthrop Shelmerdine, Esquire

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The oppressive 19th-century dawns, and an extraordinary encounter takes place out on the moor. Show more

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Orlando

Episode 1: Boyhood

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Orlando is a young nobleman in Tudor England and writes the first lines of The Oak Tree, a poem that he keeps about him as he travels through time. Show more

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Orlando

Episode 2: The Muscovite Princess

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Orlando falls for a beguiling Muscovite princess one frozen winter at the court of James I. Show more

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Orlando

Episode 3: A Lampooning

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Orlando aspires to the life of a poet and is compelled to extend an invitation to an admired writer. Show more

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Orlando

Episode 5: A Transformation

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Orlando has been sent to opulent Constantinople by King Charles I to serve as ambassador extraordinary. While there, he undergoes a miraculous transformation. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

An adaptation of the classic Virginia Woolf novel. A woman struggles to come to terms with the amorous feelings that a close platonic friend clearly holds for her. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Clarissa Dalloway:
Vanessa Redgrave
Young Clarissa:
Natascha McElhone
Septimus Warren Smith:
Rupert Graves
Peter Walsh:
Michael Kitchen
Young Peter:
Alan Cox
Sally Selton, Lady Rosseter:
Sarah Badel
Young Sally:
Lena Headey
Richard Dalloway:
John Standing
Young Richard:
Robert Portal
Producer:
Stephen Bayly

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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The Ramsays are holidaying on the Isle of Skye. Young James is determined to get to the lighthouse. Stars Lyndsey Marshal. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Housekeeper Mrs McNab tries to stop the abandoned house from falling into disrepair. Stars Lyndsey Marshal and Alexandra Mathie. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Finally, the home on the Isle of Skye is occupied again and Lily Briscoe revisits her unfinished painting. Stars Lyndsey Marshal. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Mrs Ramsay believes everyone should marry. Young painter Lily has other ideas. Minta is on the brink... Stars Olivia Hallinan. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Mr Ramsay becomes impatient when Paul and Minta do not return from the beach in time for dinner. Stars John Lynch. Show more