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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

The Pillow Book

Series 10

Episode 1

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Robert Forrest's popular thriller, set in 10th-century Japan. Shonagon is summoned to meet the new empress - an encounter even more strange and disturbing than she imagines. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Empress Teishi:
Laura Rees
Empress Shoshi:
Katie Leung
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The Pillow Book

Series 10

Episode 2

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th-century Japan. Lady Shonagon has disgraced herself in front of the new empress - who has sent her spies out to investigate. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Empress Teishi:
Laura Rees
Empress Shoshi:
Katie Leung
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The Pillow Book

Series 10

Episode 4

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th-century Japan. Attempting to find some peace, Shonagon leaves the palace during a storm, but she is pursued by disturbing visions. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Empress Teishi:
Laura Rees
Empress Shoshi:
Katie Leung
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The Pillow Book

Series 10

Episode 5

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th-century Japan. Shonagon and Saisho revisit their youth and wander the palace at night. But they are not alone. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Empress Teishi:
Laura Rees
Empress Shoshi:
Katie Leung
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The Pillow Book

Series 11

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th-century Japan. Empress Teishi is in child-bed - dismissing midwife and priest, she insists Lady Shonagon alone will attend her. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari:
Cal MacAninch
The Emperor:
Paul Ready
Empress Teishi:
Laura Rees
Empress Shoshi:
Bobby Rainsbury
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The Pillow Book

Series 11

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan. With Empress Teishi in child-bed, Empress Shoshi enters her chamber uninvited and unannounced. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari:
Cal MacAninch
The Emperor:
Paul Ready
Empress Teishi:
Laura Rees
Empress Shoshi:
Bobby Rainsbury
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The Pillow Book

Series 11

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th-century Japan. The Emperor breaks with all rules of palace etiquette to be with his beloved Empress Teishi. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari:
Cal MacAninch
The Emperor:
Paul Ready
Empress Teishi:
Laura Rees
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The Pillow Book

Series 11

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th-century Japan. The Empress Teishi is dead - Empress Shoshi begins her devastating reforms in earnest. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari:
Cal MacAninch
The Emperor:
Paul Ready
Empress Teishi:
Laura Rees
Empress Shoshi:
Bobby Rainsbury
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The Pillow Book

Series 5

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Shonagon is asking questions and looking into dark corners. Yukinari fears for her safety and struggles to understand why she will not let this mystery lie. Show more

The Pillow Book

Series 7

Episode 3

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan. The Emperor has become fascinated by a feral girl raised among wolves, who speaks like a ladies' daughter. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari:
Cal MacAninch
Empress:
Laura Rees
Emperor:
Paul Ready
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The Pillow Book

Series 7

Episode 4

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's thriller set in 10th century Japan. While Yukinari questions the wolf-girl, the Empress is determined to nurse her husband free of his sickening fascination. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari:
Cal MacAninch
Empress:
Laura Rees
Emperor:
Paul Ready
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The Pillow Book

Series 7

Episode 5

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's thriller set in 10th century Japan. A wolf roams the palace, earthquake and fire threaten, and a young Empress takes the future of the known world into her hands. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari:
Cal MacAninch
Empress:
Laura Rees
Emperor:
Paul Ready
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The City And The City

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Drama. As he fights to uncover the truth behind Mahalia's death, Borlu crosses over a border like no other to work with the Ul Qoman Militsya, challenging everything he holds dear. Show more

Contributors

Inspector Borlu:
David Morrissey
Lizbyet Corwi:
Mandeep Dhillon
Quissima Dhatt:
Maria Schrader
Katrynia Perla:
Lara Pulver
David Bowden:
Christian Camargo
Commissar Gadlem:
Ron Cook
Major Syedr:
Danny Webb
Professor Mona Ul-Nadi:
Paprika Steen
Mr Geary:
Corey Johnson
Mrs Geary:
Debora Weston
Yoravik:
Lee Bagley
Orientation Instructor:
Anne Hornby
Worker Priest Driver:
Moey Hassan
Ul Qoma Newsreader:
Alison Long
Tour Guide:
Vicki Hackett
Kurdish Driver:
Theo Handen
Mike Gorse:
Robert Firth
Director:
Tom Shankland
Production Company:
Mammoth Screen
Executive Producer:
Lucy Richer
Executive Producer:
Tony Grisoni
Executive Producer:
Preethi Mavahalli
Executive Producer:
Tom Shankland
Executive Producer:
Robyn Slovo
Executive Producer:
Damien Timmer

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Rebecca F John. 'They warned me nothing could survive on Crow Road.' A woman flees from daily life and takes a house on the dark and strange Crow Road. Read by Laura Rees. Show more

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The Pillow Book

Series 7

Episode 1

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan. In a labyrinth of caves, the Emperor and Yukinari find themselves at the mercy of wolves. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari:
Cal MacAninch
Empress:
Laura Rees
Emperor:
Paul Ready
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres

The Pillow Book

Series 7

Episode 2

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th century Japan. A young girl discovered in a cave has been bought back to the Palace for cleaning and examining. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari:
Cal MacAninch
Empress:
Laura Rees
Emperor:
Paul Ready
Director:
Lu Kemp

Genres