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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

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: 44 minutes

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

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. In search of silver and gold, Pilgrim comes to St Lewin where the malevolence of a powerful old enemy is causing havoc in the lives of ordinary people . Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 27 - The Journal of a Joskin

Episode 3: 1948: Gooseberries

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Finances are tight, and writing commissions are few and far between for Yorkshire farm labourer and writer Fred Kitchen. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 27 - The Journal of a Joskin

Episode 4: 1958: Preacher

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Fred Kitchen is now a school gardener and preacher alongside his spasmodic writing career. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century 27 - The Journal of a Joskin

Episode 5: 1968: Man with a Scythe

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Now nearly 78, Fred Kitchen is still writing. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Rebecca misses her Dad. What if she could have him back as he was? Magical family comedy about dementia. Stars Raquel Cassidy. Show more

Contributors

Genres

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 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

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

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

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

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

Genres

Brand

Drama

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

Genres

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

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

Drama on 3

Decameron Nights

Episode 1: Five Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for years

Terry Jones introduces John Finnemore, Ingrid Oliver, Carrie Quinlan, Lydia Leonard, Samuel Barnett and Colin McFarlane star in stories adaptions of The Decameron by Robin Brooks. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Robin Brooks
Ciappelletto:
Colin McFarlane
Musciatto:
Sam Dale
Anselmo:
Paul Heath
Federigo degli Alberighi:
John Finnemore
Rinieri:
Cyril Nri
Mithridanes:
Samuel Barnett
Pyrrhus:
Paul Heath
Spinelloccio:
Shaun Mason
Nathan:
Sam Dale
Beggarmaid:
Bettrys Jones

Genres

Drama on 3

Decameron Nights

Episode 2: Five More Italian Indelicacies Remixed From Boccaccio

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for years

Tim McInnerny, Neil Pearson, Louise Brealey, Paul Ritter, Geoffrey Streatfeild and Tameka Empson in five stories adapted from Boccaccio's The Decameron. Introduced by Terry Jones. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama on 3

As You Like It

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Shakespeare's pastoral comedy of love, lust, cross-dressing and mistaken identity, with Pippa Nixon as Rosalind. Featuring music by Johnny Flynn. Show more

Contributors

Rosalind:
Pippa Nixon
Orlando:
Luke Norris
Duke Ferdinand:
Jonathan Coy
Duke Frederick:
Sam Dale
Silvius:
Paul Heath
Le Beau:
Shaun Mason
Jacques de Boys:
Monty d'Inverno
Composer:
Johnny Flynn
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

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