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A Greek Drama

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Summer 2015. Behind closed doors, Greece and its creditors took each other to the brink. Now, in this original drama, the inside story can be told. Show more

Contributors

Alexis Tsipras:
George Georgiou
Yanis Varoufakis:
Pano Masti
Jeroen Dijsselbloem:
Tice Oakfield
Angela Merkel:
Gabrielle Scharnitzky
Wolfgang Schauble:
Erich Redman
George Chouliarakis:
Christopher Sciueref
Illias Kartalis:
John Ioannou
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Emma Hearn

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

The Truth About Anna

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Two-part thriller set in California. A group of eco-terrorist planning to blow up a dam becomes suspicious of their latest recruit, the mysterious Anna. Show more

Drama

The Truth About Anna

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Two-part thriller set in California. A group of eco-terrorists planning to blow up a dam have suspicions about their latest recruit, the mysterious Anna. Show more

Drama

School Drama

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Four-part drama series with Tom Hollander. Deer Park Academy, a re-branded failing school, tries to turn itself around and inspire its students by staging Romeo and Juliet. Show more

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Genres

Drama

School Drama

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Has-been TV star Geoff Cathcart has been brought in to help stage a school production of Romeo and Juliet. But Geoff is a maverick with little time for rules. Show more

Contributors

Michelle:
Sian Gibson
Headmaster:
Tony Gardner
Festival Administrator:
Vincent Ebrahim
Charlie:
Divian Ladwa
School Secretary:
Susie Baxter
Vehicle Manager:
Angus Kennedy
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Emma Hearn

Genres

Drama

School Drama

Episode 3

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A failing school has brought in has-been TV star Geoff Cathcart to help stage a production of Romeo and Juliet. But Geoff is not quite who he seems. Show more

Contributors

Michelle:
Sian Gibson
Headmaster:
Tony Gardner
Festival Administrator:
Vincent Ebrahim
Charlie:
Divian Ladwa
School Secretary:
Susie Baxter
Vehicle Manager:
Angus Kennedy
Radio Presenter:
Jason King
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Emma Hearn

Genres

Drama

School Drama

Episode 4: Romeo and Juliet

Duration: 1 hour

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

A failing school brings in a has-been TV star to help stage Romeo and Juliet. In the final episode, the play itself - as performed by the pupils of Deer Park Academy. Show more

Contributors

Friar Lawrence:
Tom Hollander
Capulet:
Rob Jarvis
Benvolio:
Finn Elliot
Lady Capulet:
Lily-Fleur Bradbury
Friar John:
Caolan McCarthy
Lady Montague:
Abby Moss
Chorus:
Poppy Goad
Prince:
Joe McCue
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Emma Hearn

Genres

Tumanbay

Series 2

Healing the Sick

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

As slave trader Ibn, accused of hoarding heretical text, seeks justice from the new regime's religious courts, news arrives of a devastating plague. Show more

Tumanbay

Series 2

Kiss My Fingers

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Threat of plague brings Barakat into conflict with Effendi Red. Meanwhile, Manel must now prove her commitment to the rebels by undertaking a dangerous mission. Show more

Tumanbay

Series 2

Holy Father

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Following a series of murders, Barakat's hold over Tumanbay is complete. Rebel fighter Manel seeks refuge with co-conspirator Doctor Dorin. Show more

Contributors

The Iblis:
Byron Mondahl
Girl in the Orphanage:
Tia-Lana Chinapyel
Man in Bathhouse:
Jonas Khan
Young Man in Bathhouse:
Danny Carmel
Amanthi:
Lara Sawalha
Producer:
Emma Hearn
Producer:
Nadir Khan
Producer:
John Dryden

Tumanbay

Series 2

Take My Hand

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Manel goes to the swamps in search of her enslaved father, General Qulan. Back in Tumanbay, treachery lurks at every corner, and there is someone new in charge. Show more

Tumanbay

Series 2

We Are Three

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

As the rebel army approaches the city, Gregor must confront the truth about his past. Show more

Tumanbay

Series 1

A Head Start

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Tumanbay, heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion and a mysterious force devouring the empire from within. Show more

Contributors

The Girl on the Ship:
Olivia Popica
Her Mother:
Nathalie Armin
The Slave Merchant:
Nabil Elouahabi
Frog's Mother:
Sirine Saba
Sultan Al-Ghuri:
Raad Rawi
General Qulan:
Christopher Fulford
Physician:
Vivek Madan
Ship Captain:
Albert Welling
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Emma Hearn
Producer:
Nadir Khan
Producer:
John Dryden

Genres

Tumanbay

Series 1

Ship of the Dead

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Slave merchant Ibn awaits for his family to arrive in Tumanbay. In the palace, Sarah the slave-girl is recruited by Gregor, to spy on the chief wife Shajar. Show more

Contributors

The Girl on the Ship:
Olivia Popica
Her Mother:
Nathalie Armin
Ship Captain:
Albert Welling
Sultan Al-Ghuri:
Raad Rawi
The Hafiz:
Antony Bunsee
General Qulan:
Christopher Fulford
Head Eunuch:
John Sessions
Slave:
Akin Gazi
Physician:
Vivek Madan
Producer:
Emma Hearn
Producer:
Nadir Khan
Producer:
John Dryden
Director:
John Dryden

Genres

Tumanbay

Series 1

Coming of Age

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Adrift at sea in a small boat, daughter of slave merchant Ibn, depends on her slave captor for her survival, while Madu swaps palace life for the army. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Tumanbay

Series 1

Hidden Knowledge

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

As Shajar, the sultan’s chief wife, plots her son Madu's succession to the throne, Gregor is determined to discover what it is she has taken from the Hafiz. Show more

Tumanbay

Series 1

Strangle Hold

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

General Qulan arrives in the provinces to gather the armies to fight rebel "queen" Maya. In Tumanbay, Gregor is under pressure to find the spies. Show more

Contributors

Physician:
Vivek Madan
The Hafiz:
Antony Bunsee
Maya's Envoy:
Nadir Khan
Al-Ghuri:
Raad Rawi
General Qulan:
Christopher Fulford
Provincial Governor Usman:
John Sessions
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Emma Hearn
Producer:
Nadir Khan
Producer:
John Dryden

Genres

Tumanbay

Series 1

In The Beginning

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

With Tumanbay in chaos after the murder of a highly placed individual, Heaven and her slave companion find themselves prisoners in the desert. Show more

Tumanbay

Series 1

A Tale of Two Cities

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

While the sultan dreams of victory against provincial leader Maya, Gregor is in pursuit of missing slave-girl Sarah and must venture into the catacombs. Show more