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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 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 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 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

15 Minute Drama

To the Lighthouse

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Just before WWI, Mr and Mrs Ramsay, their eight children and an array of guests are on the Isle of Skye for the summer. Young James is determined to get to the lighthouse. Show more

15 Minute Drama

To the Lighthouse

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Mrs Ramsay believes that everyone should marry; young painter Lily Briscoe has other ideas. Down on the beach, Minta is on the brink of a moment that will change her whole life. Show more

15 Minute Drama

To the Lighthouse

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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The Ramsays host a dinner party, but Paul and Minta are not back from the beach and Mr Ramsay finds it difficult to conceal his impatience. Show more

15 Minute Drama

To the Lighthouse

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Ten years have passed, and the Ramsays' holiday home on the Isle of Skye has remained empty. Finally, some of the remaining Ramsay family and other guests return. Show more

15 Minute Drama

To the Lighthouse

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Ten years pass and the Ramsays' house on the Isle of Skye remains empty. Mrs McNab the housekeeper tries in vain to keep it from falling into a state of disrepair. 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