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Drama

Stage Left

Episode 4

Duration: 45 minutes

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

It is 2015, and Stage Left Theatre Company has changed beyond recognition, but any tensions between the old friends dissolve as they visit Alan's wife Sue in hospital. Show more

Drama

Stage Left

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Stage Left Theatre Company has changed in the ten years since it was founded, and not to everyone's taste. Tensions are rising between the founder members. Show more

Drama

Stage Left

Episode 3

Duration: 45 minutes

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

An unexpected guest attends the press night for Saul's West End directorial debut. Show more

Drama

The Continuing Adventures of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Deceased)

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. 1904, Mexico: legendary lawman Pat Garrett is haunted by the ghosts of his past and confronted with an uncertain future. Stars Sean Gilder. Show more

Contributors

Pat Garrett:
Sean Gilder
Billy the Kid:
Sam Swann
Clayton Claypole:
Nathan Osgood
President Roosevelt:
Rolf Saxon
Stubbenfield:
John Guerrasio
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

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Drama

Drama on 3

As Innocent As You Can Get

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

By Rex Obano. A story about guilt and innocence focusing on two men. One is a prison psychologist and the other is a prisoner convicted under 'joint enterprise'. With Freddie Fox. Show more

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

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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

31 December 1915 - Alec Poole

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day 100 years ago, a man is sentenced to three months hard labour for buying a soldier a bottle of whisky, and at the Bevan Hospital, patients prepare for New Year's Eve. Show more

Contributors

Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Billy Barstow:
David Hounslow
Max Davenport:
Trevor White

Home Front

5 January 1916 - Adeline Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day, Parliament had its first reading of the Compulsory Military Service Bill, and Adeline Lumley brings her son home. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Nurse Ratched:
Debra Baker
Canadian Soldier:
Owen Clarke

Home Front

8 January 1916 - Ruth Billings

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

This day marked the ending of the Dardanelles campaign, as the last troops evacuated Gallipoli, and finds Ruth Billings cold and hungry, and unsure how to survive. Show more

Contributors

Ruth Billings:
Katie Redford
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Margaret Bishop:
Catherine Bailey
Norman Harris:
Norman Baker
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart

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

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 41: 28 December 1915 - 1 January 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week that the home secretary resigns over the Compulsory Military Service Bill, the Bevan Hospital celebrates the new year. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Billy Barstow:
David Hounslow
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dr Henry Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Margaret Bishop:
Catherine Bailey
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Ruth Billings:
Katie Redford
Strachan:
Leo Wan
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David

Genres

Home Front

29 January 1916 - Olive Hargreaves

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day, a Canadian soldier was badly injured by a bus in Folkestone, and at the Bevan hospital, Sister Hargreaves clashes with Dorothea. Show more

Contributors

Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dr Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Private Kelly:
Leo Wan
Private Lensfield:
George Watkins
Private Bunce:
Ewan Bailey
Private Fynn:
Caolan McCarthy

15 Minute Drama

November Dead List: Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

DCI Greave has been investigating a series of murders and has connected all of the victims to a single crime committed eight years ago. But who is behind it all? Show more

Contributors

DCI Greave:
Lia Williams
John Sweeney:
Steve Toussaint
Father Manu:
Paul Ready
Magda Jusufi:
Anamaria Marinca
DS Ellison:
George Watkins
Lady Kirkham:
Susan Jameson
DC Purkiss:
Katie Redford
Housekeeper:
Caolan McCarthy
Writer:
Nick Perry

15 Minute Drama

November Dead List: Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

In rural Norfolk, one of the lowest crime areas in the country, DCI Greave (Lia Williams) discovers two bodies in quick succession. Are they connected? Show more

Contributors

DCI Greave:
Lia Williams
John Sweeney:
Steve Toussaint
Father Manu:
Paul Ready
DS Ellison:
George Watkins
Eddie Paine:
Michael Jibson
DC Purkiss:
Katie Redford
Wardle:
Sean Baker
Martin Turnbull:
Ewan Bailey
Pathologist:
Susan Jameson
Operator:
Evie Killip
Writer:
Nick Perry

Home Front

16 November 1917 - Alan Lowther

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Anzac troops occupied Jaffa, and in Tynemouth, Alan Lowther is thinking of cake. Show more

Contributors

Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 88: 13-17 November 1917 (Season 12 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The first omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, in Tynemouth, when the Finnish Parliament declared its independence from Russia. From November 2017. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Matthew Ash:
David Reakes
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Home Front

1 December 1917 - Phyllis Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Germany and the new Russian government began a cessation of hostilities, while in Collingwood, Phyllis is still counting her losses. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Bill McCracken:
Caolan McCarthy

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 90: 27 November - 1 December 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The third omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when Germany and the new Russian government began a cessation of hostilities. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Molly Duckett:
Victoria Bewick
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Bill McCracken:
Caolan McCarthy
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Eva Reynolds:
Sophie Scott
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Home Front

18 December 1917 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, it was reported that local Belgians had created a Christmas fund for miners' children, and in Tynemouth, Edie prepares for a charity football match. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Bill McCracken:
Caolan McCarthy
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole