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Drama on 3

Fear and Loathing in Russia Today

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Radio 3 puts a spotlight on the best of Russian contemporary playwriting by producing three specially commissioned short plays written by young playwrights working in Russia today. Show more

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Velvet Blackout

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Vincent O'Connell. In 1942 a young woman with amnesia is pulled from a bombed building. A doctor and a policeman think she may know something vital to the British war effort. Show more

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15 Minute Drama

Children in Need: D for Dexter: Series 4

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

By Amanda Whittington. Jak is drinking again, so Skye never knows if her mum will be in, out, or out of it. She has to watch out for Dexter on her own. Show more

Drama

The Last Missionary of Kanaipur

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Rebecca loves her work as a missionary in Bangladesh, but growing Islamist tension makes her question her place there. Stars Eve Matheson, Vincent Ebrahim and Sunetra Sarker. Show more

Contributors

Rebecca:
Eve Matheson
Emmanuel:
Saikat Ahamed
Mission Secretary:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Father Cornelius:
Neil McCaul
Director:
Emma Harding

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Drama

Drama

Graham Greene: Stamboul Train

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

As the Orient Express rattles its way through the volatile Europe of the 1930s, a motley group of people find themselves surrounded by intrigue, skulduggery and murderous politics. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 4

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. She takes Stuart back to Nottingham, and the house where Ben died. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 5

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. What if home's not a safe place any more? Show more

That Was Then

Episode 6

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. She finds Roz, and an offer of safety. Or is it? Show more

That Was Then

Episode 7

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Now there are two men following her. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 8

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Her old tapes are revealing new lies. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 9

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. A visit to Phoebe turns murderous. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Now her housemates reveal The Deal. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Children in Need: D for Dexter: Series 4

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

By Amanda Whittington. Mum's randomer friend has installed herself and her bin bags in Skye's room. The one with 'Private: No Entry' on the door. And Skye knows her secret. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 1

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Show more

Drama

The Good Companions

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

John Retallack's dramatisation of JB Priestley's classic story of a 1929 concert party tour charts new adventures for factory worker Jess Oakroyd and newly independent Miss Trant. Show more

Contributors

Jess Oakroyd:
Ralph Ineson
Miss Trant:
Fenella Woolgar
Jimmy Nunn:
Roy Hudd
Inigo Jollifant:
Oliver Gomm
Mr Ridvers:
Gerard McDermott
Monte Mortimer:
Clive Hayward
Leonard Oakroyd:
Gary Duncan
Morton Mitcham:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Jerry Jerningham:
Adam Fitzgerald
Inspector:
David Reakes
Box Office Lady:
Katherine Weare
Director:
David Hunter

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Drama

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 95: 1-5 January 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Final omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in the week in 1918 when Kaiser Wilhelm the Second said, 'We face, with firm confidence and an iron will, the year 1918.'. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Stella Wardle:
Morgan Armstrong
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Policeman:
Bill Fellows
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Sergei Federov:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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Day Release

The Corner

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Frank has discovered that his daughter is under threat, and it has sent him off the rails. All the work that he and Geoff have done since they left prison is in jeopardy. Show more

Contributors

Frank Watt:
Lenny Henry
Bernice:
Janet Kumah
Nicole Hopcroft:
Cecilia Noble
Aisha Davies:
Petra Letang
Conrad Harvill:
Don Gilet
Gerry O'Hanlon:
Gerard Horan
Security Officer:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Lift Voice:
Ellie Darvill
Homeless Man:
Neil McCaul
Director:
Mary Peate

Cooking in a Bedsitter

Series 2

Bolognese Cutlets

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Romcom inspired by Katherine Whitehorn's cookery classic. Trisha’s definitely over Deepak. Or so she says. Stars Nikesh Patel. Show more

Drama on 3

The Last of the Volsungs

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Available for years

A powerful dramatisation of the tragic story of Sigurd Volsung and Brynhild, the woman he loves, with an introduction by its author, Melissa Murray. Show more

Shardlake

Heartstone

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

4 Extra Debut. Summer, 1545: There’s a new case in Portsmouth and across the Channel a French fleet prepares to attack. Stars Justin Salinger. Show more

Contributors

Shardlake:
Justin Salinger
Queen Catherine:
Emily Wachter
Ellen Fettiplace:
Kath Weare
Goodryke:
Clive Hayward
Sir Richard Rich:
Nicholas Murchie
George Leacon:
Finn den Hertog
Sir Nicholas Hobbey:
David Seddon
Hugh Curteys:
Will Howard
Abigail Hobbey:
Isabella Inchbald
Reverend Seckford:
Neil McCaul
Philip West:
Chris Pavlo
Feaveryear:
Gary Duncan
Author:
CJ Sansom

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