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Grandpa In My Pocket

Series 5

Episode 18: Great Aunt Loretta's Dream Date

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Children's comedy. Bob's Australian Uncle Vincent has come to visit Sunnysands and is staying on the boat. Show more

Tsar

Joseph Stalin: The Last Bolshevik

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Mike Walker's epic chronicle of the Russian Tsars continues with the story of Joseph Stalin and the run-up to Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union. Show more

Genres

Series

Tsar

Drama

The Last Missionary of Kanaipur

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Rebecca loves her work as a missionary in Bangladesh, but growing Islamist tension makes her question her place there. Stars Eve Matheson, Vincent Ebrahim and Sunetra Sarker. Show more

Contributors

Rebecca:
Eve Matheson
Emmanuel:
Saikat Ahamed
Mission Secretary:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Father Cornelius:
Neil McCaul
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Brand

Drama

Doctors

Series 11

Episode 91: Shadow

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Lily senses that something isn't quite right about a grieving widow and her father following her husband's death, while Simon is gobsmacked when his dad drops a bombshell. Show more

Contributors

Michael Roth:
Edward MacLiam
Miles Temple:
Daniel Weyman
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Lily Hassan:
Seeta Indrani
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Simon Bond:
David Sturzaker
Michelle Corrigan:
Donnaleigh Bailey
Cherry Malone:
Sophie Abelson
Julia Parsons:
Diane Keen
Ruth Pearce:
Selina Chilton
Howard Bond:
Neil McCaul

Doctors

Series 11

Episode 97: Trophy Girlfriend

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Michelle goes undercover at the students' union to investigate when a patient reports an attempted date rape. Meanwhile, with Zara's help, Sue tracks down Howard. Show more

Contributors

Michelle Corrigan:
Donnaleigh Bailey
Carly Madders:
Eleanor Gecks
Graham Longman:
John Catterall
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Lily Hassan:
Seeta Indrani
Dr Simon Bond:
David Sturzaker
Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Cherry Malone:
Sophie Abelson
Ruth Pearce:
Selina Chilton
Todd Delaney:
Shai Matheson
Howard Bond:
Neil McCaul

Riot Girls

Male Order

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Bristol dentist Barbara (Belinda Lang) returns from Brazil with a new husband in tow, 20-year-old waiter Fabio. By Ming Ho. Part of a season of provocative women's writing. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The extraordinary story of the Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korea's supreme leader, and the deadly power struggle at the heart of the world's only communist monarchy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul French
Narrator:
Paul French
Jong-nam:
Daniel York
Ko Yong-hui:
Liz Sutherland
Jong-chul:
Leo Wan
Jong-il:
Paul Chan
Uncle Jang:
Neil McCaul
Song Hye-rang:
Isabella Inchbald
Journalist:
Adam Fitzgerald
Sushi Chef:
Clive Hayward
Passport Official:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Writer:
Nick Perry

Genres

Drama

Inspector Chen Novels

Shanghai Redemption

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Inspector Chen finds himself 'promoted' sideways from the Shanghai Police Bureau before narrowly escaping a night club trap and exposing a web of financial and sexual corruption. Show more

Drama

Mr Betjeman Regrets

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Second of two plays by Jonathan Smith celebrating the life of former poet laureate John Betjeman, who sold over two million copies of his Collected Poems during his lifetime. Show more

Contributors

Lady Elizabeth:
Joanna David
Lady Penelope:
Sarah Crowden
Cornish Woman:
Sandra Duncan
Voice 3:
Neil McCaul
Director:
Bruce Young
Producer:
Bruce Young

Genres

Brand

Drama

Home Front

23 November 1917 - Fraser Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, cabinet minister Lord Robert Cecil declared that the Russian government was not to be recognised, while in Tynemouth, Fraser Chadwick asserts his authority. Show more

Contributors

Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 89: 20-24 November 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The second omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, the week in 1917 when the Battle of Cambrai marked the first mass use of tanks. From November 2017. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Molly Duckett:
Victoria Bewick
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

14 December 1917 - Johnnie Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Lloyd George famously declared 'There is no halfway house between victory and defeat', and in Tynemouth, Johnnie veers dangerously near defeat. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Ada Stokoe:
Sophie Scott
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 92: 11-15 December 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The fifth omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when Crimea proclaimed its independence as a secular Muslim state. From December 2017. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Esther O'Leary:
Anna Bolton
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Charlie Long:
Oliver Devoti
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Margaret Ainsworth:
Susie Riddell
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Ada Stokoe:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Drama

To the Ends of the Earth: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Jules Verne's science fiction classic brought vividly to life in this thrilling, fast-moving dramatisation, featuring the mysterious Captain Nemo and a ferocious giant squid. Show more

Contributors

Captain Nemo:
Sagar Arya
Professor Pierre Aronnax:
Neil McCaul
Miss Connie Aronnax:
Madeline Hatt
Ned Land:
David Seddon
Captain Farragut:
Philip Bretherton
Director:
Marc Beeby

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Graham Greene - A Burnt-Out Case

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. A celebrated architect flees to the Congo only to discover you can never leave the past behind. Stars Ben Miles. Show more

Contributors

Querry:
Ben Miles
Dr Colin:
Danny Sapani
The Superior:
Neil McCaul
Father Thomas:
Philip Bretherton
Father Joseph:
Clive Hayward
Father Paul:
Adam Fitzgerald
Madame Guelle:
Sudha Bhuchar
Captain:
David Reakes
Controller:
David Reakes
Marie Morel:
Isabella Inchbald
Narrator:
Adjoa Andoh
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama

Graham Greene - A Burnt-Out Case

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

A celebrated architect flees to the Congo only to be hunted down by the press. Stars Ben Miles. Show more

Contributors

Querry:
Ben Miles
Dr Colin:
Danny Sapani
The Superior:
Neil McCaul
Father Thomas:
Philip Bretherton
Father Joseph:
Clive Hayward
Father Paul:
Adam Fitzgerald
Marie Morel:
Isabella Inchbald
Mother Agnes:
Kath Weare
Narrator:
Adjoa Andoh
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Tommies

11 November 1917

Duration: 44 minutes

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

From TE Lawrence and the Great Pyramid at Giza to the Third Battle of Gaza. The war in 1917 is redrawing the Middle East. Stars Indira Varma and Lee Ross. From November 2017. Show more

Contributors

Capt Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Zarbab Grewal:
Avin Shah
Pte Jack Bliss:
Antonio Aakeel
Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
‘Nephthys’ Sha’arawi:
Lara Sawalha
Habib El-Mahdy:
Amir El-Masry
Huda Hosseini:
Nathalie Armin
Agatha Grey-Egerton:
Nathalie Armin
Insp Ibrahim Habachi:
Selva Rasalingam
Capt Lionel Larkin:
Clive Hayward
TE Lawrence:
David Reakes
Corporal:
Gary Duncan
Colonel:
Neil McCaul
Producer:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

Genres

Brand

Tommies

Shardlake

Heartstone

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

4 Extra Debut. Summer, 1545: There’s a new case in Portsmouth and across the Channel a French fleet prepares to attack. Stars Justin Salinger. Show more

Contributors

Shardlake:
Justin Salinger
Queen Catherine:
Emily Wachter
Ellen Fettiplace:
Kath Weare
Goodryke:
Clive Hayward
Sir Richard Rich:
Nicholas Murchie
George Leacon:
Finn den Hertog
Sir Nicholas Hobbey:
David Seddon
Hugh Curteys:
Will Howard
Abigail Hobbey:
Isabella Inchbald
Reverend Seckford:
Neil McCaul
Philip West:
Chris Pavlo
Feaveryear:
Gary Duncan
Author:
CJ Sansom

Genres

Drama

Spike and the Elfin Oak

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. Inspired by a true story: Spike Milligan tries to save an Elfin Oak in Kensington Gardens in the 1960s. Stars David Threfall. Show more

Contributors

Young Spike:
Charlie Brand
Norma Farnes:
Kerry Gooderson
Mother Superior:
Georgie Glen
Park Keeper:
Luke Bailey
Mrs Grumples:
Lauren Cornelius
Groodles:
Ryan Early
Huckleberry:
Clive Hayward
Council Boss:
Philip Bretherton
Man with Dog:
Ghazanfar Hyder
Director:
Gemma Jenkins

Genres

Brand

Drama

That Was Then

Episode 1

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Show more