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The Once and Future King

Episode 5: The Lengthening Shadow

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Murder and betrayal threaten to undermine all that Arthur holds dear. The Round Table's survival is in peril. Stars Paul Ready. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 10: A Quiet Night in Naples

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Terry Jones introduces the retelling of the fifth tale of The Decameron. Country boy Andreuccio comes to Naples to buy a horse and gets more than he had bargained for. Show more

Drama

Double Down

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Comedy by Sarah Cartwright about a kidnapping that goes awry when the husband will not pay the ransom to get his wife back. Starring Colin Hoult, Lucinda Raikes and Daisy Haggard. Show more

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Drama

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 3: How Elena Blew Hot and Cold

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Widowed Elena sleeps around, though she likes to keep up appearances. But when she snubs one man for the amusement of another, she picks the wrong victim. Introduced by Terry Jones. Show more

What The Future?

Series 1

Living longer

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

What if we live forever, 30 years from now? Kirsty Wark’s documentary from the future. With Alistair McGowan. From 2014. Show more

Drama on 3

Rhinoceros in Love

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

By Liao Yimei. A dark romance about a rhinoceros keeper, Malu, who falls in love with his beautiful neighbour, Mingming. With Jason Wong and Vera Chok. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Liao Yimei
Minming:
Vera Chok
Toothbrush:
Jonathan Forbes
Daxian:
Paul Heath
Love Professor/TV Host:
Monty d'Inverno
Director:
Emma Harding

The Once and Future King

Episode 3: The Queen of Air and Darkness

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Rebels challenge Arthur's claim to the throne. As war approaches, darker motives for bringing him down emerge. Stars Paul Ready. Show more

What The Future?

Series 1

Bees

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

What if bees are no more, 30 years from now? Kirsty Wark’s documentary from the future. With Nadia Kamil. From 2014. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 4 months

A young American prepares to blow up a vital bridge as part of an offensive during the Spanish Civil War. Stars Patrick Kennedy. Show more

Drama

Simon Passmore - Earworm

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. When TV researcher Mia goes in search of a long-lost fabled horror film, she puts herself in danger. Psychological thriller starring Chloe Pirrie. Show more

Drama

Hancock's Ashes

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. In 1968 Willie Rushton brought Tony Hancock's ashes back to Britain from Australia. What might have happened? Stars Ewan Bailey.
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Contributors

Willie Rushton:
Ewan Bailey
Brian Foster:
Richard Dillane
Danny the Deserter:
Paul Heath
Stewardess:
Roslyn Hill
Director:
Marc Beeby

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Drama

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 4 months

Robert Jordan fears the enemy are aware of the offensive, but is it too late? Starring Patrick Kennedy and Ralph Ineson. Show more

The Once and Future King

Episode 2: The Sword in the Stone

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Wart's remarkable education at the hands of wizard Merlyn draws to a close. Stars David Warner, Paul Ready and Edward Bracey. Show more

Contributors

Arthur:
Paul Ready
Archimedes:
Bruce Alexander
King Pellinore:
Sam Dale
Sir Grummore Grummursum:
David Acton
Lancelot:
Alex Waldmann
The Pike:
Shaun Mason
Sergeant-at-Arms:
Ian Conningham
Author:
TH White
Adaptor:
Brian Sibley
Director:
Gemma Jenkins
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
David Hunter

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 27 - The Journal of a Joskin

Episode 2: 1940: The Promised Land

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pastures new for published Yorkshire farm labourer and writer Fred Kitchen. Show more

The Once and Future King

Episode 1: The Coming of Merlyn

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. England is in turmoil. On the night before a decisive battle, Merlyn and King Arthur are wondering why? Stars David Warner. From November 2014. Show more

Contributors

Arthur:
Paul Ready
Young Kay:
Ethan Hammer
Archimedes:
Bruce Alexander
Sir Kay:
Paul Heath
The Ant Controller:
Jane Slavin
Tom the Page:
Monty d'Inverno
Mustard Pot:
Bettrys Jones
Author:
TH White
Adaptor:
Brian Sibley
Director:
Gemma Jenkins
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
David Hunter

Drama

Beyond Contempt

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Peter Jukes's nail-biting account of learning how to be a court reporter on the job, as he live-tweeted the entire eight-and-a-half-month hacking trial. Starring Neil Pearson. Show more

Contributors

Peter Jukes:
Neil Pearson
Mr Justice Saunders:
John Rowe
Andrew Edis QC:
Michael Bertenshaw
James Doleman:
Ian Conningham
Timothy Langdale QC:
Nicholas Jones
Jonathan Laidlaw QC:
Stephen Critchlow
Sienna Miller:
Hannah Genesius
Rebekah Brooks:
Jane Slavin
Dan Evans:
Shaun Mason
Nick Davies:
David Acton
Eimar Cook:
Elaine Claxton
Jude Law:
Paul Heath
Director:
Mary Peate

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Brand

Drama

Drama on 3

Rotterdam

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

In Jon Brittain's Olivier-winning comedy about gender, sexuality and transitioning, Alice is about to email her parents when her girlfriend drops a bombshell. Show more

Contributors

Fiona/Adrian:
Felix Moore
Director:
David Hunter

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Syria: Bread and Bombs

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

There is tension among the aid workers: Jamil is old school and likes to do things by the book, but Hassan is a maverick. And then there is Samara, with her puppets. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Syria: Bread and Bombs

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Hassan is testing out the contents of one of the food parcels when the aid convoy reaches the first checkpoint. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Syria: Bread and Bombs

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

The school where Samara was teaching has been bombed, and Hassan has gone Awol. Jamil is fuming. Show more