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Tsar

Joseph Stalin: The Last Bolshevik

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Mike Walker's epic chronicle of the Russian Tsars continues with the story of Joseph Stalin and the run-up to Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union. Show more

Genres

Series

Tsar

15 Minute Drama

Holmes and Watford

Tattoo

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

A couple have a row outside a pub, but Tina has a vested interest in ensuring they do not make up. Stars Jess Ransom. From 2017. Show more

Home Front

11 December 1917 - Marion Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Cuba declared war on Austria-Hungary, and in North Shields, Marion Wardle is on a different campaign. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Margaret Ainsworth:
Susie Riddell
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Peter Lumley:
Bea White

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 92: 11-15 December 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The fifth omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when Crimea proclaimed its independence as a secular Muslim state. From December 2017. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Esther O'Leary:
Anna Bolton
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Charlie Long:
Oliver Devoti
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Margaret Ainsworth:
Susie Riddell
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Ada Stokoe:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Home Front

12 April 1918 - Walter Hamilton

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the Women's National Anti-Suffrage League was officially dissolved, and in Folkestone, Walter has reconsidered his position. Show more

Contributors

Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Annie Fear:
Kathleen Cranham
Emma Markham:
Susie Riddell
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 101: 9-13 April 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The sixth omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone in the week in 1918 when Maud Allen's controversial production of Salome was cancelled. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Frankie:
Jane Slavin
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Annie Fear:
Kathleen Cranham
Emma Markham:
Susie Riddell
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Constance Pettigrew:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

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 8 months

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

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

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

The AntiSocial Network

Duration: 44 minutes

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

A ski resort in the Carpathians. A young British lobbying firm is busy rigging the elections. Why? Show more

Elsinore

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Sebastian Baczkiewicz conjures up a head in a box, judicial murder and political skulduggery in a thrilling prequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet. Set in an alternative 1930s Europe. Show more

Elsinore

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Sebastian Baczkiewicz's series reaches its climax with a story that combines desperate love with crushing betrayal when Claudius discovers the truth behind events in Sweden. Show more

Elsinore

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Sebastian Baczkiewicz continues his story of murderous sibling rivalry and assassination in a thrilling prequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet. Set in an alternative Europe in the 1930s. Show more

Elsinore

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Sebastian Baczkiewicz weaves magic and mystery into the turbulent world of Elsinore when Claudius visits the strange kingdom of Carpathia to find a wife for the man who hates him. 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