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Rumpole

Episode 2: Rumpole and the Expert Witness

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Rumpole defends a doctor accused of murdering his wife - and the pathologist in the case is an old flame of the GP. Show more

Contributors

Older Rumpole:
Timothy West
Younger Rumpole:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Hilda Rumpole:
Jasmine Hyde
Nicholas Rumpole:
Louis Tafler-Hyde
Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Owen Munroe QC:
Nigel Anthony
Dr Ned Dacre:
Daniel Weyman
Dr Harry Dacre:
Ewan Bailey
Judge Carstairs:
Ewan Bailey
Dr Pamela Gall:
Claire Skinner
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

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

Drama

Quill

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Comedy by Tony Jones. Edward Quill is tasked to write a blockbuster play for the Huntslet Fair, which must contain a ghost, a storm, a hero and a dog. Show more

Contributors

Edward Quill:
Daniel Weyman
Samuel Wragg:
Edward Max
Sir Jasper Dashwood:
Edward Max
Mrs Octavia Wragg:
Susan Brown
Susannah Swan:
Jasmine Hyde
Mr Swann:
Robert Hudson
Willie Lumb:
Robert Hudson
Producer:
Clive Brill
Director:
Clive Brill
Writer:
Tony Jones

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Drama

Franz Kafka - The Castle

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

K desperately seeks a meeting with Klamm, but is Frieda playing provocative games with them both? Stars Sammy T Dobson. Show more

Drama

Heading to Paradise

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

The stories of some of the victims of Flight MH17, shot down over the Ukraine in 2014. Joe Caffrey, Philip Franks and Tracy Wiles star in David Morley's factual drama. Show more

Drama on 3

Breaking Free: A Patriot for Me

Duration: 2 hours

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

Philip Franks directs a radio adaptation of John Osborne's play, banned by the censor in 1965. With Michael Pennington, Amanda Root, Richard Goulding and Peter Egan. Show more

Contributors

Baron von Epp:
Bette Bourne
Albrecht/Ferdy/Paul/Steinbauer:
Joshua Elliott
Stanitsin:
Martin Hutson
Kupfer/Deputy:
Peter Moreton
Countess:
Amanda Root
Kunz/Deputy:
Simon Shackleton
Taussig/Tsarina/Deputy:
Daniel Weyman
Siczynski/Stefan/Viktor/Young man:
Matt Whitchurch
Director:
Philip Franks
Producer:
David Morley

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Tommies

2 June 1916

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Kitchener's new civilian army is massing in the valley of the Somme. It includes one Kenny Stokoe, local football hero for Marshall's, and spurned suitor of Edie Chadwick. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Joseph Gascoigne:
Neil Grainger
Francis Woodrington:
Nick Underwood
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Juma Gubanda:
John Macmillan
Desmond Dixon:
Daniel Weyman
Capitaine Vasserot:
Ewan Bailey
Producer:
David Hunter

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Tommies

30 June 1916

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Tommies reveals a hidden true story, based on secret German documents, of a British signalling blunder on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Sergeant Dixon:
Daniel Weyman
Francis Woodrington:
Nick Underwood
Second Lieutenant Gascoigne:
Neil Grainger
Jemadar Mehta:
Raj Ghatak
Sowar Gopal:
Munir Khairdin
Producer:
David Hunter

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Tommies

21 March 1918

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Caught up in the surprise British retreat of 1918, three signallers face a terrifying choice between thick fog and German Stormtroopers. Starring Lee Ross and John Macmillan. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Sapper Juma Gubanda:
John Macmillan
Sergeant Desmond Dixon:
Daniel Weyman
Sapper Ezekiel Warmby:
Tom Vallen
Major George Fenniman:
Philip Bretherton
Captain Hubert Puckle:
Simon Wilson
Sergeant Castle:
Ryan Early
Sapper John Quennell:
Nick Underwood
WAAC Florrie Fanshawe:
Karen Bartke
Messenger:
Luke Bailey
Messenger:
Ryan Whittle
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Producer:
David Hunter

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Tommies

11 April 1918

Duration: 44 minutes

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

The British Army is in pell-mell retreat towards the Channel ports, and must face up to losing the war. Stars Lee Ross and John Macmillan. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Sergeant Desmond Dixon:
Daniel Weyman
Sapper Juma Gubanda:
John Macmillan
Sapper Ezekiel Warmby:
Tom Vallen
Captain Eric Halliday:
Mark Edel-Hunt
German Gunner:
Philip Bretherton
Signaller:
Ryan Whittle
Private:
Luke Bailey
Runner:
Ryan Early
Refugee:
Amber Aga
Refugee:
Georgie Glen
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Producer:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

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Tommies

Tommies

10 April 1917

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In the tunnels underneath Vimy Ridge, the Canadian Corps are re-writing the rules of war. With Indira Varma and Lee Ross. From April 2017. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Lieutenant Gagnon:
Philip Desmeules
Sergeant Dixon:
Daniel Weyman
Private Townsend:
Tom Forrister
Oberleutnant Gruder:
Simon Bubb
Corporal MacMillan:
David Sturzaker
Producer:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

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Drama

Franz Kafka - The Castle

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A stranger's summons to the Castle leads him into a bureaucratic wonderland of terror and insanity. Starring Dominic Rowan. Show more

Drama

What Will Survive

Duration: 45 minutes

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

When Kate and Ash both lose their mothers in quick succession they find their grief, and approaches to handling it, puts a strain on their relationship which they little expected. Show more

Contributors

Conlith:
Gary Lilburn
Aunty Gita:
Siddiqua Akhtar
Head Teacher:
Siddiqua Akhtar
Consultant:
Siddiqua Akhtar
Radio DJ & Announcer:
Simon Lipson
Coroner:
Simon Lipson
Random Parent:
Simon Lipson
Bereavement Counsellor:
Morwenna Banks
Nurse Hayley:
Morwenna Banks

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Home Front

4 February 1915 - Geoffrey Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Despite the obvious profits of war, Geoffrey Marshall, factory owner, cannot rest on his laurels while his workforce are heeding the call to enlist. Show more

Contributors

Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Edgar Bates:
Sam Dale
Malachi Dart:
Daniel Weyman
Travers Fielding:
David Acton

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 16: 2-6 February 1915 (Season 3 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

For Season 3, the focus shifts to industrial Tynemouth, which is experiencing a quite different war to that felt in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Edgar Bates:
Sam Dale
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Daniel Chadwick:
Mark Cameron
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Malachi Dart:
Daniel Weyman
Travers Fielding:
David Acton
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Amy Robinson:
Jane Slavin
Sgt Ryker:
Simon Harrison
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Mrs Thorne:
Elaine Claxton
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Ticket Inspector:
Leon Scott

Drama

Michael Butt - Albert Speer's Walk Around the World

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Known as Prisoner Number Five in Spandau prison, Albert Speer invented global journeys to keep sane. Stars Patrick Malahide, Daniel Weyman and Basher Savage. Show more

Contributors

Albert Speer:
Patrick Malahide
Narrator:
Daniel Weyman
Margaret Hess:
Mia Soteriou
American Tourist:
Patrick Brennan

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Dunkirk

Episode 1: Retreat

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Docudrama about events at Dunkirk in 1940. The Allies are in retreat, but the Navy can only pick up a few soldiers and Churchill is advised to make peace to save the rest. Show more

Contributors

Signalman Wilf Saunders:
Michael Legge
Captain Bill Tennant:
Adrian Rawlins
Vice Admiral Tom Philips:
Geoffrey Kirkness
Private Robert Garside:
Mark Bagnall
Private GDS Gould:
Scott Moutter
Corporal Gill:
Ben Abell
Winston Churchill:
Simon Russell Beale
Anthony Eden:
Jack Fortune
Neville Chamberlain:
Christopher Good
Lord Halifax:
Richard Durden
Clement Atlee:
Richard Atlee
Sergeant Moore:
Lee Ross
Captain James Lynn-Allen:
Daniel Weyman
Signalman Clive Tonry:
Richard Sutton
Captain M Denny:
Nicholas Asbury
Vice Admiral B Ransay:
Richard Bremmer
Commander J Clouston:
William Hope
Director:
Alex Holmes
Producer:
Rob Warr

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Drama

My Heart in Hiding

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Sarah Buckley. Schoolgirl Chloe has been in trouble in the past. She still likes to party but now she talks to God and has a radical plan for her future. Show more

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Book of the Week

The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Miserables

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

David Bellos explores why Les Miserables is 'France's greatest gift'. He reveals its inspirations and its resonance now, while describing Victor Hugo's life as he penned his epic. Show more

Book of the Week

The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Miserables

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

While narrating Victor Hugo's fall from grace in France, Bellos begins to decode his epic, exploring the meaning of colours and money in the context of Hugo's time. Show more