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15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

The Arrival

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Queenie’s waiting but running out of time. She reveals why she has hidden from Harold for over 20 years. Stars Paul Venables. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Poems

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Harold has been walking for 40 days. Did David steal the poems and will Queenie’s secret be revealed? Stars Sophie Thompson. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Episode 1: The Letter

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Queenie Hennessy reveals the shocking and beautiful truth of her life - in a long, complicated letter, a love song to the man she loves. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 66: 26-30 December 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week in 1916 when Germany's peace offer was rejected by the Allies, Christmas week still brings some festive cheer to Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dr Banks:
John Bowler
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Pickpocket:
John Bowler
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

16 January 1917 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the Zimmerman Telegram was intercepted, proposing a German-Mexican alliance, and in Tynemouth, Sylvia Graham finds an unlikely ally. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Postman:
John Bowler
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery

Home Front

30 January 1917 - Albert Wilson

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 refused to meet a group of suffragettes at Downing St to discuss the extension of the vote, and in Tynemouth, Albert Wilson is disappointed. Show more

Contributors

Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Mrs Milliard:
Hannah Wood
Mr Milliard:
John Bowler
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 71: 30 January-3 February 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week, in 1917, when America formally broke diplomatic relations with Germany, in Tynemouth, people are making small steps forwards. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Mr Milliard:
John Bowler
Maud Drummond:
Amy Cameron
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

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

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Harold Fry

Duration: 15 minutes

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

While Harold Fry walks the length of England, Queenie gets notes typed up and won’t stop until he arrives. Stars Paul Venables. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

David

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Queenie writes about falling in love with Harold 24 years ago and the day she met his son. Stars Monty d’Iverno. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Corrections

Episode 13: The Good Daughter

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Denise's arrival for a St Jude family Christmas stirs some uncomfortable truths. Show more

Contributors

Enid Lambert:
Maggie Steed
Alfred Lambert:
Colin Stinton
Gary Lambert:
Richard Laing
Chip Lambert:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Denise Lambert:
Roslyn Hill
Don Armour:
Shaun Mason
Brian Callahan:
Ian Conningham
Robin Passafaro:
Kelly Burke
Mrs Nygren:
Hannah Genesius
Sylvia Roth:
Elaine Claxton
Ted Roth:
David Acton
Gitanas Misevicius:
Sam Dale
Caroline Lambert:
Jane Slavin
Caleb Lambert:
Adam Thomas Wright
Jonah Lambert:
Sean McCrystal
Adaptor:
Marcy Kahan
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

15 Minute Drama

The Corrections

Episode 14: A Wonderland of Wealth

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The prodigal Chip returns home for Christmas. Show more

Contributors

Enid Lambert:
Maggie Steed
Alfred Lambert:
Colin Stinton
Gary Lambert:
Richard Laing
Chip Lambert:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Denise Lambert:
Roslyn Hill
Don Armour:
Shaun Mason
Brian Callahan:
Ian Conningham
Robin Passafaro:
Kelly Burke
Mrs Nygren:
Hannah Genesius
Sylvia Roth:
Elaine Claxton
Ted Roth:
David Acton
Gitanas Misevicius:
Sam Dale
Caroline Lambert:
Jane Slavin
Caleb Lambert:
Adam Thomas Wright
Jonah Lambert:
Sean McCrystal
Adaptor:
Marcy Kahan
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

The Architects

Series 2

Turret

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Matt mentors the boss's granddaughter and designs a building with a great big turret (possibly). Stars Alex Carter. From 2015. Show more

The Once and Future King

Episode 4: The Ill-Made Knight

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Full of zeal for Arthur's new chivalric order, Lancelot rides into Camelot. Starring Paul Ready and Alex Waldmann. Show more

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 6: The Candle in the Wind

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Mordred uses Arthur's new laws against him, and long-held secrets are exposed. Starring Joel MacCormack and Paul Ready. Show more

Drama

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. What are the odds on a statistician meeting a photographer? Charlotte Bogard Macleod’s tale of love, surrogacy and statistics. 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

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Emma soothes Ed's fears, and there is a shock for Rob and Helen.

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Tony Archer:
William Troughton
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Phoebe Aldridge:
Lucy Morris
Bert Fry:
Eric Allan
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Carol Tregorran:
Eleanor Bron
Johnny Phillips:
Tom Gibbons
Tina Galloway:
Bella Hamblin
Fran Griffiths:
Hannah Genesius

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