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Drama

Journey to Pakistan

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Based on a true story, Samina Baig's play is about Peter, a fashion designer, who embarks on a journey to find his roots. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Lawson:
Alison Belbin
Mr Lawson:
John Bowler
Mr Saddiqi:
Kriss Dosanjh
The Adoption Officer:
Catriona McFarlane
The Social Worker:
Karen Bartke
The Hawker:
Gavi Singh Chera

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Graham Greene - The Confidential Agent

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

A Republican agent in the Spanish Civil war is a hunted man - implicated in a young girl’s murder in England. Stars Alun Raglan. Show more

Contributors

Edgar Domniguez:
Alun Raglan
Spanish Diplomat:
Stefano Braschi
Inspector Collis:
Stephen Critchlow
Ronald Kaye:
John Bowler
Jim Barton:
Ian Conningham
Secretary:
Natasha Cowley
Woman in Benditch:
Karen Bartke
Bertie Forbes:
Nick Murchie
Captain Currie:
John Dougall
Policeman in Benditch:
David Sterne
Policeman in London:
Gavi Singh Chera
Adaptor:
Nick Perry
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama

Richard Adams - Watership Down

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Fearful that their home is to be destroyed, a band of rabbits begins an epic and perilous journey. Starring Lyndsey Marshal. Show more

Drama

Richard Adams - Watership Down

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

To ensure the future of their new home, the rabbits must confront the terrifying General Woundwort. Stars Gunnar Cauthery. Show more

Drama on 3

Iphigenia in Crimea

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

To mark Tony Harrison's 80th birthday, the premiere of his new verse drama, after Euripides. A Crimean War company of soldiers stage an all-male production of Iphigenia in Tauris. Show more

Contributors

Lieutenant/Iphigenia/Athena:
Blake Ritson
Orestes:
Robert Emms
Sergeant/Thoas:
John Dougall
Irish soldier/Cowherd/Chorus:
Eugene O'Hare
Soldier/Messenger/Chorus:
Michael Colgan
Soldier/Chorus of Greek Women:
David Sterne
Soldier/Chorus of Greek Women:
Gavi Singh Chera
Soldier/Chorus of Greek Women:
John Bowler
Soldier/Chorus of Greek Women:
Finlay Robertson
Composer:
Jon Nicholls
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Drama

Control

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Robert Emms and Michelle Terry star in Adrian Penketh's drama set in the high-pressure world of air traffic control. What happens when the unthinkable happens? Show more

Gudrun

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

The fate of the community hangs in the balance, and Gudrun discovers a betrayal closer to home. Stars Kate Phillips. Show more

Gudrun

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

4 Extra Debut. Left reeling from the part she played in her lover's death Gudrun plans to win back her husband. Stars Kate Phillips. Show more

Gudrun

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Although convent life offers solace, Gudrun prepares to do whatever it takes to win back her daughter. Stars Kate Phillips. Show more

Gudrun

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

The efforts of the Norwegian Priest, Refkel, to save Gudrun's soul intensify. Stars Kate Phillips. Show more

Gudrun

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

With her way of life threatened, Gudrun risks everything when she confronts the enemy. Stars Kate Phillips. Show more

Contributors

Olaf Tryggvason:
Samuel James
Norwegian Jarl:
Simon Ludders
Director:
Gemma Jenkins
Producer:
Gemma Jenkins

15 Minute Drama

Incredible Women: Series 5

Bella Hayman

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Jeremy Front spends 24 hours with the enfant terrible of British Theatre, Bella Hayman, and sits in on one of her secret rehearsals where Maureen Lipman has to pretend to be a pig. Show more

Tommies

Tommies - Series 5

Episode 1: 11 November 1916

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Doctor Celestine de Tullio is commanding an offensive up a near-vertical mountain deep in snow. The military objective is at the top, but Celestine has another target in her sights. Show more

Contributors

Sergeant Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Major Milan Dukic:
Paul Chahidi
Sergeant Gordana Savic:
Catriona McFarlane
Olive Collings:
Karen Bartke
Corporal Radomir:
Finlay Robertson
Private Janko:
Gavi Singh Chera
Private Kuzman:
Robert Ginty
Producer:
David Hunter

Tommies

Tommies - Series 5

Episode 2: 18 November 1916

Duration: 45 minutes

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

It's the last day of the Battle of the Somme, and Signals Captain Mickey Bliss is back very close to where he started 141 days ago. From Nov 2016. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mickey Bliss:
Christopher Fox
Robert de Tullio:
Justin Salinger
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Captain Pilliner:
George Watkins
Sergeant Dixon:
Neil Grainger
Captain Stirling:
John Dougall
Gefreiter Goetsch:
Gunnar Cauthery
Corporal Hobart:
Luke MacGregor
Sapper Bretton:
Finlay Robertson
Artillery Bloke:
Nicholas Murchie
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

Inspector Chen

Series 2

2. Red Mandarin Dress

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

A murderer is dumping bodies around Shanghai on a weekly basis. But Chen’s assigned to another case. Stars Jamie Zubairi. Show more

Contributors

Party Secretary Li:
Daniel York
Detective Hong:
Vera Chok
White Cloud:
Elizabeth Chan
Comrade Fan:
John Bowler
Sergeant Qi:
Gavi Singh Chera
Shen Wenchang:
David Sterne
Director Zhong:
John Dougall
Hotel Manager:
Finlay Robertson
Receptionist:
Catriona McFarlane
Director:
Toby Swift

Genres

Inspector Chen

Series 2

1. A Case of Two Cities

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

4 Extra Debut. Chen’s needed when the head of Shanghai’s anti-corruption squad is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Stars Jamie Zubairi. Show more

Cooking in a Bedsitter

Series 1

Stuffed Eggs

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Trisha tries to impress new friend Jill with some stuffed eggs. Starring Beattie Edmondson and Nikesh Patel. From 2016. Show more

Cooking in a Bedsitter

Series 1

Potato Salad

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Trisha introduces Deepak to the delights of the British seaside. Starring Beattie Edmondson and Nikesh Patel. From 2016. Show more

Gudrun

Series 4

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

The slaves have taken over the ship, and with Marlas at the helm, they set sail for Constantinople. Starring Kate Phillips. Show more

Drama

Inappropriate Relationships

Episode 5

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Psychological drama. Rosie Cavaliero plays Rachel, a probation officer who uncovers an abuse scandal and puts herself and her family in danger. Show more