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Series 1: Origin

Origin: Episode Four

Duration: 44 minutes

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

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Fourth in a nine-part thriller starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton. As new information comes to light, could a little boy locked in a coma hold the answers? Show more

Contributors

Michael:
Alex Beckett
Dr Petrauskas:
Tristan Sturrock
Inspector Kirby:
Jaimi Barbakoff
Security Guard:
John Norton
Jae Sung:
Leo Wan
Director:
Helen Perry

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Series 1: Origin

Origin: Episode Seven

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Helen and her mother are kidnapped. Seventh episode of a major new nine-part conspiracy thriller, starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton. Show more

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Series 1: Origin

Origin: Episode Eight

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Helen discovers the identity of the boy in the coma. Eighth episode of a major new nine-part conspiracy thriller, starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Halfway Here

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Everyone is feeling the strain of Nettie's situation. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The extraordinary story of the Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korea's supreme leader, and the deadly power struggle at the heart of the world's only communist monarchy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul French
Narrator:
Paul French
Jong-nam:
Daniel York
Ko Yong-hui:
Liz Sutherland
Jong-chul:
Leo Wan
Jong-il:
Paul Chan
Uncle Jang:
Neil McCaul
Song Hye-rang:
Isabella Inchbald
Journalist:
Adam Fitzgerald
Sushi Chef:
Clive Hayward
Passport Official:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Writer:
Nick Perry

Genres

Drama

Lights, Camera, Kidnap!

Episode 2

Duration: 44 minutes

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

The true story of how a South Korean movie star and her estranged director husband were kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il, brought to the DPRK and forced to revive the film industry. Show more

Contributors

Shin Sang-Ok:
Paul Courtney Hyu
Choi Eun-hee:
Liz Sutherland
Kim Jong-Il:
Leo Wan
The Professor:
David Yip
Kusakabe:
Samuel James
Receptionist:
Abbie Andrews
Newsreader:
Ellie Darvill

Genres

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

1995. Emma works for New Labour. But how far have attitudes to women in the workplace evolved? Second of 3 plays charting feminism through 3 generations of women. By Lucy Catherine Show more

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

Drama

Prime Cut

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Showcasing the best crime fiction from contemporary Australia. In Prime Cut, by Alan Carter, a headless torso gives disgraced DSC Cato Kwong one last shot at redemption. Show more

Contributors

Cato Kwong:
Andrew Leung
Mick Hutchens:
Richard Dillane
Jim Buckley:
Steffan Rhodri
Keith Stevenson:
Mark Little
Grace Fisher:
Rio Holland
Billy Mathers:
Philip Fox
Pam the Waitress:
Kerry Gooderson
Justin Woodward:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
Adrian Bean
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

Drama

Prime Cut

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Showcasing the best crime fiction from contemporary Australia. Cato Kwong is running out of time to solve two murders and to prove he is still the detective he once was. Show more

Contributors

Cato Kwong:
Andrew Leung
Mick Hutchens:
Richard Dillane
Keith Stevenson:
Mark Little
Jai Stevenson:
Ethan Rouse
Grace Fisher:
Rio Holland
Billy Mathers:
Philip Fox
Pam the Waitress:
Kerry Gooderson
Justin Woodward:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
Adrian Bean
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

Drama

Love Me

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A comedy to give romance a bad name. Maggie is hopelessly devoted to her ex-boyfriend, but then she discovers he is about to move in with someone else. By Sarah Cartwright. Show more

Drama

Inspector Chen Novels

When Red Is Black

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Early 1990s Shanghai. Chen cannot turn down a lucrative translation job for a rich developer. But he must also find the murderer of a dissident writer. Crime drama by Qiu Xiaolong. Show more

Contributors

Inspector Chen:
Jamie Zubairi
Detective Yu:
Dan Li
Peiqin:
Sarah Lam
Party Secretary Li:
Daniel York
Qiao Ming:
Chris Pavlo
White Cloud:
Elizabeth Chan
Boa Hung:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
John Harvey
Director:
David Hunter

Genres

Drama

Memsahib Emma

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Emma Bhattacharjee sees no need for love or marriage, but she revels in interfering in others’ love lives. Stars Manjinder Virk. Show more

Contributors

Emma Bhattacharjee:
Manjinder Virk
Bhattacharjee:
Silas Carson
Krishna:
Maya Sondhi
Sumit Chowdhury:
Raj Ghatak
Miss Bates:
Meera Syal
Mrs Weston:
Tracy Wiles
Mr Elton:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
Tanika Gupta
Director:
Tracey Neale

Genres

Drama

Memsahib Emma

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Emma's plans for Krishna and Mr Elton backfire spectacularly but she is cheered by news of Frank’s arrival. Stars Maya Sondhi. Show more

Contributors

Bhattacharjee:
Silas Carson
Krishna:
Maya Sondhi
Miss Bates:
Meera Syal
Mrs Weston:
Tracy Wiles
Frank Churchill:
George Watkins
Jane Fairfax:
Rina Mahoney
Mr Elton:
Leo Wan
Mrs Elton:
Evie Killip
Adaptor:
Tanika Gupta
Director:
Tracey Neale

Genres

Tracks

Series 1: Origin

Origin: Episode Three

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Whilst trying to track down her father, Helen uncovers another disturbing medical mystery. Third in a nine-part thriller starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton. Show more

Home Front

22 December 1915 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day, David Lloyd George made an official visit to munitions factories in Newcastle, and it is Dorothea's first day at the Bevan. Show more

Contributors

Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Dr Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Soldier:
Leo Wan

Home Front

Christmas Day 1915 - Adeline Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day, JM Barrie presented the Peter Pan cup to a 13-year-old who swam the Serpentine, and Adeline Lumley makes a Christmas wish. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Soldier:
Leo Wan

Home Front

30 December 1915 - Nell Kingsley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

A British P&O liner is torpedoed killing 334, including women and children, and at the Bevan Hospital an injured soldier avoids returning to duty. Show more

Contributors

Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Henry Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Strachan:
Leo Wan

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 40: 21-25 December 1915 (Season 6 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The first omnibus edition of Season 6 covering a week following a huge landslide at the Warren and when the townsfolk are preparing for Christmas. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lilian Frost:
Alex Tregear
Margaret Bishop:
Catherine Bailey
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Peggy Jeffrey:
Jane Slavin
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Ruth Billings:
Katie Redford
Stuart McVey:
George Watkins
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Soldier:
Leo Wan

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