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Agatha Christie The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd



The Murder of Roger Ackroyd By Agatha Christie Dramatised by Michael Bakewell When Hercule Poirot retires to the country to grow v…

Endless Night By Agatha Christie



Agatha Christie - Endless Night Joy Wilkinson's adaptation This psychological thriller concerns the murderous ambitions of a young adventure…

Father Brown - Classic Radio Crime Drama



Father Brown is a fictional Roman Catholic priest and amateur detective who featured in 53 short stories published between 1910 and 1936 wri…

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance



Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is the story of a motorcycle journey across America, a meditation on values and the concept of Qua…

Philosophy



BBC Radio 4 produced a unique series and aired a weekly podcast . Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history of philosophy - from ancie…

Plum House - A BBC Radio comedy



A radio comedy about the inept staff at an historic house. Starring Simon Callow, Jane Horrocks and Miles Jupp. Every year, thousands of tou…

The Leopard in Autumn



BBC Radio comedy about the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state. In Monte Guano, a ridiculously small and pe…

Anton Chekhov The Cherry Orchard



The Cherry Orchard 23 November 2018 Chekhov's celebrated stage play is given a new version by writer/composer duo, Katherine Tozer and John …

THE PRIVATE PATIENT BY PD JAMES



Charismatic police commander Adam Dalgliesh is ordered by Downing Street to investigate the murder of an investigative journalist.......

Bristow - A BBC Radio comedy



Michael Williams stars in all three series of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom based on Frank Dickens’ famous comic strip character. Bristow is a midd…

Stand-Up Specials



BBC Radio 4 stand-ups zoom through angst from all angles. The BBC comedy series brings together half-hour sets from established acts such as…

BBC Radio: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads



Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads was a British TV sitcom broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 9 April 1974 on BBC1. It was the colour se…

Ken Cheng - Chinese Comedian



A stand-up series exploring British Chinese culture with Ken Cheng. The BBC New Comedy Award finalist tackles many themes affecting ethnic m…

The Train at Platform 4



The Train at Platform 4 Comedy legends Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis bring a new sitcom to Radio 4, set in the claustrophobic carriages of a cr…

Classic Serial -The Mask Of Dimitrios



Eric Ambler's 1939 crime thriller is dramatised by Stephen Sheridan. 1 of 2: The Origins of an Obsession English crime novelist Charles Lati…

Nick Fisher The Chimes Of Midnight



Fear on Four First broadcast: Thu 4th Sep 1997, 23:00 on BBC Radio 4 FM The Man in Black welcomes you to The Chimes…

Secret Agent X-9: BBC Radio Full-Cast Drama



Secret Agent X-9 was a comic strip created by writer Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon) and artist Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon). Syndicate…

James Acaster's Findings



Award-winning comedian and Hypothetical host James Acaster presents the remarkable results of his in-depth research into a variety of subjec…

Oneira : BBC Radio Sci Fi Comedy Drama



Oneira is a science fiction comedy drama written by Robert Easby.  It tells a surreal story of the encounter between a young museum gua…

Rigor Mortis: BBC Radio Full-Cast Black Comedy



Meet Dr Anthony Webster and Dr Ruth Anderson, two pathologists attempting to live normal lives in an atmosphere of death, decay and seriousl…

The Weather In The Streets Part 1



The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann with Angela Pleasence as Olivia and Simon Cadell as Rollo. Dramatised in two parts by Elspeth…

Just A Minute - Series 86



Just a Minute is a BBC Radio 4 radio comedy panel game broadcast from 1967 until the present day.  The object of the game is for panell…

What's Funny About . .



TV veterans Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman talk to the writers, producers, and performers behind Britain’s biggest TV comedy hits, and hear t…

Ian Hislop’s Oldest Jokes: BBC Radio Comedy



Ian Hislop takes a hilarious look at some of Britain's oldest jokes The British are rather proud of their sense of humour - but where has th…

ReincarNathan



Will Nathan ever learn to do the right thing and make it back to being a human again? Daniel Rigby, Josh Widdicombe, Diane Morgan and a host…

The Frequency of Laughter



The Frequency of Laughter: A History of Radio Comedy  The Frequency of Laughter is a six-part history of radio comedy, covering 1975-20…

BBC Radio: One Person Found This Helpful



Frank Skinner hosts a radio panel game based on what many of us sit down and do at least once a day - shop online and leave a review, as an …

Room 101: BBC Radio Comedy Interviews



Room 101 with Paul Merton Returning in its original one-to-one incarnation, Paul Merton interviews a variety of guests from the world of com…

Trapped: A BBC Radio Comedy Drama Series



Ten full-cast dark comedy dramas featuring some of the best known names in British comedy. In these ten witty, dark and disturbing episodes …

Linda Marshall Griffiths The Invisible



Drama on 3: The Invisible Sun 23rd Jun 2019, 19:30 on BBC Radio 3 Original drama set in a speculative future London by Linda Marshall Griffi…

Stephen Wakelam Lying Low [Samuel Beckett]



Afternoon Drama: Lying Low First broadcast: Fri 22nd Sep 2017, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM Stephen Wakelam’s play about…

Afternoon Drama Kokomo



A thriller by Julian Simpson. A single act of cyber-terrorism. A computer virus - incredibly advanced and coded in a language no one underst…

In Our Time



BBC radio discussion series exploring the history of ideas, presented by Melvyn Bragg, since 15 October 1998. It is one of BBC radio's most …

The Trial By Peter Whalley



Molly, a teacher, finds an interesting man on an internet dating site. She turns up to meet him but he looks a bit odd so on an impulse she …

Afternoon Drama The Second Son



A chilling psychological mystery drama about identity, fraud and self belief. A son tracks down his estranged father only to discover that s…

Saturday Drama Before The Fact By Frances Iles



Emilia Fox, Ben Caplan and Patricia Hodge star in a dramatisation of the novel that Alfred Hitchcock based his film, 'Suspicion' on. Set in …

The People Next Door By Shelley Silas



Sarah has never much liked her next-door-neighbours Samuel and Teresa - he plays his music too loud and she's just plain creepy, but are the…

Lucy Gannon Undeniably Keith



Afternoon Drama: Undeniably Keith First broadcast: Mon 23rd Jul 2018, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM A warm, funny, contem…

Cynthia Rogerson I Love You, Goodbye



15 Minute Drama: I Love You, Goodbye Written and adapted by Cynthia Rogerson 15 Minute Drama: First broadcast: Five episodes From Mon&n…

Peter Whalley Reasons For Leaving



Reasons for Leaving by Peter Whalley Lauren thinks someone is breaking into her house and calls the police, only to discover it's Ian, her e…

Afternoon Drama Lost And Found By Ian Kershaw



Lost and Found by Ian Kershaw A tender and humorous drama about how a father and daughter explore the memories of the past in order to conne…

Lobby Land: BBC Radio Political Satire



A satirical comedy drama about life and work in the journalists' Westminster bubble. It centres on political editor Samantha Peakes of ficti…

Julian Simpson A Time To Dance



Afternoon Drama: A Time To Dance First broadcast: Mon 10th Oct 2011, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM Written by Julian Simp…

Borgen - Outside The Castle



Borgen - Outside the Castle, by Tommy Bredsted, Rum Malmros and Joan Rang Christensen, in an English version by Joy Wilkinson Borgen - the D…

Daphne Sounds Expensive



Sketch trio Daphne present peculiar characters, wacky scenarios, dodgy remarks and curious observations.  Written by and starring Jason…

Values: Andrew Maxwell BBC Radio Comedy



Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have started to reflect more on our working lives and increasingly question the relative value of different …

Harpoon: BBC Radio Boys Own Spiffing Spoof



A nostalgic spiffing spoof of "Boys Own" style comics of the early 20th century, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 between 1991 and 1994. E…

Rhysearch: Rhys James BBC Radio Comedy



Everyone has big questions, but very few people have the time to find the answers. Luckily, there’s one man with a completely empty diary. C…

Oliver Emanuel - The Spare Room



Michael lives in Stephanie's spare room.
Michael knows everything about Stephanie.
He knows how many pairs of shoes she has. And how often s…

And The Winner Is: BBC Radio Panel Show



Matt Lucas hosts the most prestigious awards ceremony of the year - the perfectly-title 'Lucases'. Including awards for the Lamest Excuse of…

Going To Ground by Simon Passmore



1940, Kent. England is on full alert in anticipation of a German invasion. As church bells sound the alarm, a secret resistance unit springs…

Colin MacDonald Strummer And Me



In early 1982, The Clash, the greatest live rock band in the world, was in crisis. Their album had been panned and ticket sales for an upcom…

Caryl Phillips Dinner In The Village



Afternoon Drama: Dinner in the Village First broadcast: Tue 4th Oct 2011, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM Tensions between …

Afternoon Drama Drone Pilots By Robert Myers



Drone Pilots by Robert Myers Two night shift operators fly a drone from a trailer in the American desert. He's a much-decorated fighter pilo…

A Chapel Of Skins



Best of Natural History Radio Chapel of Skins Recorded high up in the Shropshire hills of the Welsh Marches and inspired by a livi…

Eoin McNamee Swans



Afternoon Drama: Swans First broadcast: Tue 23rd Oct 2018, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM   ‘Swans’ by Eoin McNamee c…

Sarah Wooley Festival



Afternoon Drama: Festival First broadcast: Tue 31st Jul 2018, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM By Sarah Wooley A comedy dram…

Alison Joseph Mitchener Black Box Detective



Alison Joseph's drama introduces a distinctive brand of detective. Mitchener is an air accident investigator, haunted by memories of a previ…

The Vertigo Trust By Jon Canter



Ronnie Sax is a sixty something multi-millionaire businessman, abrasive, cocky, three times divorced but on wife number four. He's egotistic…

Afternoon Drama Man In The Moon By Linda Marshall Griffiths



Man in the Moon by Linda Marshall Griffiths Linda Marshall Griffiths' bittersweet love story told from two perspectives across five differen…

Afternoon Drama Mind Hackers By Lou Stein



CREDIT GOES TO BOB129 A new drama by Lou Stein inspired by the phone hacking scandal. Jessica Brown-Findlay (Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey) st…

Afternoon Play Starry Eyes By Lucy Catherin



Starry Eyes by Lucy Catherine Leanne washes up in an all-night cafe. Remembering the lessons her father taught her, she finds consolation in…

Strike For A Kingdom By Menna Gallie



Dramatised by Diana Griffiths It's 1926 and in the small Welsh valleys village of Cilhendre, the miners are on strike. When the local mine's…

Paul Farley Singles Going Steady



Singles Going Steady 1961, Liverpool.   Paul Farley's play tells the story of a love affair conducted between a young couple who never …

Afternoon Drama The Man In The Lift By Tom Connolly



The Man in the Lift by Tom Connolly A man has been contracted to repair the lift in a residential tower block. But trapped in a confined spa…

Afternoon Drama Kindness By Julian Poidevin



Kindness by Julian Poidevin Happy family life is disrupted when Tom's son Simon comes to stay. His arrival unearths the past, catalysing a c…

Afternoon Drama Helen By Virginia Gilbert



Helen by Virginia Gilbert A journalist is accused of molesting his stepdaughter in this powerful drama starring Ed Stoppard and Lia Williams…

The Morpeth Carol By Timothy X



The Morpeth Carol by Timothy X Atack 9 year old Harry goes on a mysterious Christmas Eve road trip with a very unusual and very dangerous Sa…

Anita Sullivan The Hedge



Afternoon Drama: The Hedge First broadcast: Fri 27th Apr 2012, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM By Anita Sullivan. Marion an…

Dan Rebellato - Negative Signs Of Progress



Negative Signs of Progress is a trilogy of radio plays which tell one unfolding story set against the background of the Arab Spring. A junio…

Bernardine Evaristo Hello Mum



  Afternoon Drama: Hello Mum  Fri 3rd Aug 2012, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM   by Bernardine Evaristo Jerome w…

Lying Undiscovered by Richard Monks



Lying Undiscovered by Richard Monks BBC Radio 4 - Friday Play Original Broadcast:  27-06-2003 & 10-09-2004 Re-broadcast BBC World S…

Claudine Toutongi The Inheritors



15 Minute Drama: The Inheritors First broadcast: Mon 4th Sep 2017, 10:45 on BBC Radio 4 FM Omnibus of the five-part…

Henry's Demons



Afternoon Drama: Henry’s Demons First broadcast: Mon 26th Sep 2011, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM Raps and song by Henry …

Julian Lloyd Webber Brother Of Mine



Afternoon Drama: Brother of Mine First broadcast: Fri 10th Aug 2018, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM by Nathaniel Price Dir…

Annie Mc Cartney The Biggest Issues



Afternoon Drama: The Biggest Issues First broadcast: Tue 24th Apr 2012, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM by Annie McCartney Sally Stone, a shock jock…

Kamal Kann Breaking Up With Bradford



Breaking Up with Bradford By Kamal Kaan Kasim's return to his hometown of Bradford after three years away at University isn't quite what he …

Jerome Vincent. Ciao Bella!



Afternoon Drama: Ciao Bella First Broadcast: Fri 18 March 2011 Written by Jerome Vincent. Eleanor Bron plays Nonna Grazia, and Cherie Lunghi…

Holding Back The Tide Selling The Capstan



Afternoon Drama: Holding Back the Tide Selling The Capstan First broadcast: Fri 7th Dec 2018, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 …

A Slow Air By David Harrower



Siblings Morna and Athol haven't spoken to each other for fourteen years. As they recount their troubled history, they tell the story of mod…

Afternoon Drama Helen By Virginia Gilbert



Helen by Virginia Gilbert A journalist is accused of molesting his stepdaughter in this powerful drama starring Ed Stoppard and Lia Williams…

Robert Mc Crum My Year Off



Afternoon Play: My Year Off Thu 20th Nov 2008, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM By Robert McCrum.   At the age of 42, the ch…

The Domino Man Of Lancashire By Nick Leather



The Domino Man of Lancashire by Nick Leather Reclusive middle-aged Arthur Allen has never got on with his brassy neighbour, Annie Sweetlove.…

Meeting Of Minds By Virginia Gilbert



Frustrated Martin is offered an amazing opportunity, but is he brave enough to take it?  CAST Joss Ackland Adrian Dunbar

Nick Perry Referee



Afternoon Drama: Referee First broadcast: Fri 13th May 2011, 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 FM By Nick Perry Geoff is footbal…