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Drama on 3

Fear and Loathing in Russia Today

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Radio 3 puts a spotlight on the best of Russian contemporary playwriting by producing three specially commissioned short plays written by young playwrights working in Russia today. 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

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Series

Tsar

Drama

Graham Greene: Stamboul Train

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

As the Orient Express rattles its way through the volatile Europe of the 1930s, a motley group of people find themselves surrounded by intrigue, skulduggery and murderous politics. Show more

Dangerous Visions

Siege

Episode 1

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Charismatic National Front candidate Vincent Ferre stirs up dangerous social unrest as he campaigns to become the next mayor of Grenoble. Can the city survive if he is elected? Show more

Dangerous Visions

Siege

Episode 2

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Following his election as mayor of Grenoble, Front National politician Vincent Ferre struggles to keep control in the face of escalating and increasingly violent social protest. Show more

Dangerous Visions

Siege

Episode 3

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

As violent protest increases, the new National Front mayor of Grenoble resists calls to step down. But a plan has been set in motion that threatens to put an end to his ambitions. Show more

Tommies

14 June 1917

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Drama tracing one real day in the Great War. After the victory at Messines, are the Allies ready for the challenge of Ypres? From September 2017. Show more

Contributors

2nd Lieutenant Isambard Mortimer:
Samuel James
2nd Lieutenant Marc Mortimer:
Tom Forrister
Commentator:
Indira Varma
2nd Lieutenant Pirimi Pohe:
Tyler Read
MG Officer:
David Sturzaker
William Crean:
Harry McEntire
Timothy Spindlow:
Charlie Clements
Sergeant Reginald Bettsworth:
Simon Ludders
Captain MacNaughton:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Dystopian comedy written by and starring Josie Long and Liam Williams. Siblings Josie and Liam live in a city divided by a giant, electrified fence. Show more

Contributors

Marie-Anne-Anne-Marie:
Pippa Haywood
Collette:
Ashna Rabheru
Old Begby:
John Cording
Writer:
Josie Long

That Was Then

Episode 4

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. She takes Stuart back to Nottingham, and the house where Ben died. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 5

Duration: 23 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. What if home's not a safe place any more? Show more

Drama

The Tiny Problem

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Tanya Franks and Paterson Joseph star in this razor-sharp family comedy by Tamsin Oglesby. Show more

Home Front

16 August 1917 - Ulysses Pilchard

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 idea of a channel tunnel was rejected, at least until the end of the war, while in Folkestone, Dr Pilchard gains ground with his electro-shock treatment. Show more

Contributors

Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

21 August 1917 - Ulysses Pilchard

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, British naval forces brought a zeppelin down off the coast of Jutland, while near Folkestone, Dr Pilchard scours the shoreline. Show more

Contributors

Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

30 August 1917 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, 1,500 Welsh miners, out on strike for the reinstatement of one man, returned to work, and in Folkestone, Howard has a busy day. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne

Home Front

5 September 1917 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, headlines were dominated by news of the air raids on Chatham and Dover, and in Folkestone, Dr Argent is treating traumatised soldiers. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Alfie and Kat receive shocking news from the police. Ronnie's release sends shockwaves across the Square. Ian's underhand tactics lead Jane to make a heartbreaking decision. Show more

Contributors

Ronnie Branning:
Samantha Womack
Jack Branning:
Scott Maslen
Ian Beale:
Adam Woodyatt
Jane Beale:
Laurie Brett
Bobby Beale:
Alex Francis
Masood Ahmed:
Nitin Ganatra
Zainab Masood:
Nina Wadia
Dr Yusef Khan:
Ace Bhatti
Afia Masood:
Meryl Fernandes
Tamwar Masood:
Himesh Patel
Christian Clarke:
John Partridge
Syed Masood:
Marc Elliott
Alfie Moon:
Shane Richie
Roxy Mitchell:
Rita Simons
Carol Jackson:
Lindsey Coulson
Dot Branning:
June Brown
Edward Bishop:
Frank Barrie
Tanya Jessop:
Jo Joyner
Billy Mitchell:
Perry Fenwick
Denise Fox:
Diane Parish
Phil Mitchell:
Steve McFadden
Michael Moon:
Steve John Shepherd
Jean Slater:
Gillian Wright
Mo Harris:
Laila Morse
Jay Mitchell:
Jamie Borthwick
Abi Branning:
Lorna Fitzgerald
Lauren Branning:
Jacqueline Jossa
Mercy Olubunmi:
Bunmi Mojekwu
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb:
Ricky Norwood
Diane Finn:
Sally Hurst
Family Liaison Officer:
Marc Geoffrey
Executive Producer:
Bryan Kirkwood
Director:
Gwennan Sage

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

With evidence against her and her business in danger, can Megan believe she really has a half-brother? Starring Bettrys Jones. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A Lebanese food mogul has plans for his hard-earned fortune. Trouble is, so do his grown-up children. Stars Montserrat Lombard. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Can Jasmine at all persuade her dad to rethink his latest scheme and put family first? Stars Montserrat Lombard. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 6

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. She finds Roz, and an offer of safety. Or is it? Show more