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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 53: 9-13 May 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In a week when the Teachers Association strongly condemns the encouragement of child labour to replace conscripted men, the Ashburton community is on a steep learning curve. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Brother Aloysius:
Toby Bryant
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Policeman:
Nick Underwood
Stallholder:
Sargon Yelda
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Lewis Cox:
Dylan Edwards
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Greg:
Sam Rix
Stationmaster:
Mark Carey
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Elsie Knocker:
Marianne Oldham
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Wilfred Truscott:
Stephen Tomlin

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Anthony is writing about fish orders from his restaurant storeroom, when his colleague interrupts. Starring Michael Esper. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The Experience of Love

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Christopher Green tells the stories behind the National Lesbian and Gay Survey. Christopher reveals his secret. Show more

Home Front

9 May 1916 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The Summer Time Bill is introduced to Parliament, and Kitty and Dieter get to make hay, metaphorically. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Brother Aloysius:
Toby Bryant
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Policeman:
Nick Underwood
Stallholder:
Sargon Yelda

Home Front

20 May 1916 - Cyrus Colville

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

An air raid on Kent destroys a public house, while in the county tribunal in Exeter, Cyrus Colville is on fiery form. Show more

Contributors

Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Burroughs:
Sargon Yelda
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath
Mrs Taylor:
Claire Sellers
Selleck:
Ewan Bailey

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 55: 23-27 May 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week when President Wilson advocates the formation of an Association of Nations to ensure future peace, relations in Ashburton are very troubled. Show more

Contributors

Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Simeon Dyer:
Josh Darcy
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Soldier:
Sam Rix
Mayoress:
Jane Slavin
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Molly Dyer:
Stevie Thompson
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Burroughs:
Sargon Yelda

Genres

Riot Girls

Fear of Flying

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Isadora Wing has been married to psychoanalyst Bennett for five years. But she is restless and yearns for the perfect, guiltless, zipless sexual encounter. Show more

Contributors

Isadora Wing:
Julianna Jennings
Bennett Wing:
Kevin Shen
Adrian Goodlove:
Max Bennett
Isadora's Mother:
Adie Allen
Dr Reuben:
Sargon Yelda
Author:
Erica Jong
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Riot Girls

Fear of Flying

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Isadora Wing has overcome her fear of flying to travel to Vienna with husband Bennett to attend a psychoanalysts' conference. Here she meets charming Englishman Adrian Goodlove. Show more

Contributors

Isadora Wing:
Julianna Jennings
Bennett Wing:
Kevin Shen
Adrian Goodlove:
Max Bennett
Isadora's Mother:
Adie Allen
Dr Reuben:
Sargon Yelda
Author:
Erica Jong
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Going Straight by Melissa Murray

Episode 1

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

A comedy drama about sex, work and family. When lesbian Emma begins an affair with a man she finds that she has inadvertently betrayed the trust of the people she holds most dear. Show more

Drama on 3

The Winter's Tale

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

By William Shakespeare. A story of love, loss and ultimately reconciliation and renewal, with Danny Sapani as King Leontes and Eve Best as his queen, Hermione. Show more

Contributors

Leontes:
Danny Sapani
Hermione:
Eve Best
Polixenes:
Shaun Dooley
Camillo:
Karl Johnson
Shepherd:
Paul Copley
Autolycus:
Tim van Eyken
Florizel:
Will Howard
Mamillius:
Charlie Brand
Archidamus:
Sean Baker
Antigonus:
Brian Protheroe
Clown:
Sam Rix
Cleomenes:
Richard Pepple
First Lady:
Adie Allen
First Lord:
James Lailey
Mariner:
Sargon Yelda
Officer:
Ewan Bailey
Composer:
Tim van Eyken
Director:
David Hunter

Genres

Drama

Reading Europe - Germany: Look Who's Back

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Adolf Hitler wakes up in 21st-century Berlin and decides it is time to retake control. David Threlfall stars as Hitler in Timur Vermes' provocative satire, adapted by Marcy Kahan. Show more

Contributors

Adolf Hitler:
David Threlfall
Fraulein Vera Kromeier:
Alex Tregear
The Kiosk Owner:
Ben Crowe
Frau Carmen Bellini:
Caroline Berry
Joachim Sensenbrink:
John Norton
Frank Sawatski:
Richard Mylan
Ali Gagmez:
Sargon Yelda
Actor:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
Marcy Kahan
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

Drama

Reading Europe - Germany: Look Who's Back

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hitler is mistaken for a comedy impersonator by TV executives and becomes the star of a satirical show. His rants against foreigners and current politics increase in popularity. Show more

Contributors

Adolf Hitler:
David Threlfall
Fraulein Vera Kromeier:
Alex Tregear
The Kiosk Owner:
Ben Crowe
Frau Carmen Bellini:
Caroline Berry
Joachim Sensenbrink:
John Norton
Frank Sawatski:
Richard Mylan
Actor:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
Marcy Kahan
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

2015. Student Katy determines to change the conversation about sexual consent - but how? Third of three plays charting feminism through three generations of women. By Ella Hickson. Show more

Drama

Arabian Afternoons

Episode 1: The Casper Logue Affair

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Diplomat Bob Goldacre has lost sight of an American businessman in Baghdad. Inspired by The Arabian Nights, stars Sirine Saba. Show more

Zen

Episode 2: Cabal

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Mystery. The death of an aristocrat leads Detective Zen into the shadowy world of The Cabal - an organisation more secret than the mafia. Show more

Contributors

Aurelio Zen:
Rufus Sewell
Tania Moretti:
Caterina Murino
Amedeo Colonna:
Ben Miles
Gilberto Nieddu:
Francesco Quinn
Giorgio De Angelis:
Vincent Riotta
Vincenzo Fabri:
Ed Stoppard
Guerchini:
Anthony Higgins
Massimo Colonna/Gianni:
Hilton McRae
Mazzotta:
Emil Marwa
Nadia Pirlo:
Cosima Shaw
Producer:
Michael Casey

Series

Zen

Zen

Episode 3: Ratking

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Detective Zen works against the clock to recover the kidnapped Ruggerio Miletti, a wealthy industrialist with political ties. Show more

Contributors

Aurelio Zen:
Rufus Sewell
Tania Moretti:
Caterina Murino
Amedeo Colonna:
Ben Miles
Gilberto Nieddu:
Francesco Quinn
Cinzia Miletti:
Sarah-Jane Potts
Giorgio De Angelis:
Vincent Riotta
Vincenzo Fabri:
Ed Stoppard
Guerchini:
Anthony Higgins
Ernesto Heuber:
Michael McElhatton
Carlo Fagioli:
Callum Blue
Silvio Miletti:
Sebastian Armesto
Donatella Pirotta:
Zoe Tapper
Alessandro Antonioni:
Rocky Marshall
Nadia Pirlo:
Cosima Shaw
Sister Anna:
Katy Murphy
Luca La Guardia:
Paolo Mazzarelli
Francesco Pirotta:
Franco Maria Salamon
Producer:
Michael Casey
Director:
Jon Jones

Series

Zen

People Just Do Nothing

Series 5

Episode 4: Definitely Asthma

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for years

Comedy. Grindah has developed a mysterious illness which flares up whenever Essex is mentioned - convinced it is asthma, he visits the doctor. Show more

People Just Do Nothing

Series 5

Episode 5: Getting Old

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for years

Comedy. It's Grindah's birthday and Miche has planned a meal with the whole gang. Keen to prove they're not getting old, the Kurupt boys plan an appearance at a student party. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Chaos-loving Anthony confesses his version of restaurant life isn’t true of all chefs and establishments. Stars Michael Esper. Show more

Contributors

Anthony Bourdain:
Michael Esper
Dimitri:
Sargon Yelda
Scott Bryan:
Richard Laing
Adaptor:
Marcy Kahan
Producer:
Polly Thomas

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anthony and Dimitri give the lowdown on kitchen repartee while Mother attempts to maintain some decorum. Starring Sargon Yelda. Show more