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Strong stories that reflect the world: entertaining, emotionally engaging and challenging.

Dramas broadcast Friday evenings.

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Strong stories that reflect the world: entertaining, emotionally engaging and challenging.

Dramas broadcast Friday evenings.

Strong stories that reflect the world: entertaining, emotionally engaging and challenging.

Dramas broadcast Friday evenings.

20040423

The Lights

By Mark Tuohy

Paul and Liam used to be best mates. Perhaps by the end of their weekend in Blackpool they'll have learnt to have a laugh together again. But it won't be easy not least because they've barely seen each other since the accident that changed their lives.

Paul....Luke Hamill

Liam....Cal Macaninch

Bernie....Clare Cathcart

Judith....Marion Bailey

Man....John Banks

Woman/Receptionist....Becky Hindley

Waiter....Narinder Samra

Directed by Toby Swift.

20040507

States of Mind

By Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan

In one hospital, over one night, how many different levels of consciousness are there? From wakefulness, to dozing, from the unconscious to the sub-conscious. Every patient, nurse and doctor has a story to tell, with commentary from Sue Blackmore, Chris Idzikowski, Robert Morris, Steven Rose, David Wilkinson.

Narrator....Raad Rawi

Margaret Sims....Elizabeth Bell

Hospital Porter....Ian Masters

Bill Codey....John Lightbody

Lucy....Rebecca Manley

Dr Greene/Eddy....Tom Silburn

Faye/Bo....Tracy-Ann Oberman

Helen Codey/Nurse Anne....Clare Corbett

Music by Dominic Fitzgerald

Interviews by Sue Broom

Director Jeremy Mortimer

20040514

An Ember in the Straw

David Greig's play, set in an unnamed war-torn country that could be anywhere, tells the tragi-comic story of the arrival in a farmer's field of a shot-down American pilot.

20040604

Pick-Up

By Ken Blakeson.

Charlie Wilson is desperate. At the age of forty-four he yearns for a complete change of lifestyle. And then - when he is mistakenly identified as the victim of a tragic traffic accident - he finds he can have it.

Charlie Wilson....Philip Jackson

Polly Wilson....Janice McKenzie

Julie....Noreen Kershaw

Mary....Ann Rye

Tracy/Ros/WPC....Fiona Clarke

Pete/Driver....Declan Wilson

Jeff/MC/Chief Inspector....Jonathan Keeble

Driver 2/ Vicar/Pat/Fisherman....Keith Ladd

Directed by Gordon House.

20040611

Soft Fall the Sounds of Eden

by Sharman Macdonald

What is Paradise? The hot Dumfries countryside in late summer is transformed into a Garden of Eden of sorts as diverse groups of locals enjoy the sunshine and reflect on their lives.

A beautiful and evocative play about freedom, the impact of the choices we make, and about picking brambles on a hot afternoon in Scotland.

Susan....Frances Grey

Maeve....Patricia Kerrigan

Maggie....Phyllida Law

Andy....Cal Macaninch

Vari....Shauna Macdonald

Janet....Colette O'Neil

Jamie....Iain Robertson

Directed by Gaynor MacFarlane.

20040625

All God's Children

By Robin Mukherjee

Kate has died, suddenly and prematurely. Her husband David and their two children are initially too shattered to mourn this appalling loss. Then David gets a call from an adoption agency. They say that before her death, Kate had been trying to trace her birth mother, who had given her over for adoption as a child. Now she has been found. But can David and the children bear to meet her?

David....James Fleet

Sally....Alice Hart

Jake....Edward Browning

Martha....Susan Brown

Sandy....Sukie Smith

Elderly Lady....Edna Dore

Janice....Joanna McCallum

John....Jon Glover

Policeman....Bertie Carvel

Original music by Lucinda Mason Brown

Directed by Peter Kavanagh

20040702

The Reign of Joseph Cain

By Dominique Moloney

Recorded on location at a country house in Northern Ireland, a black comedy about two sisters whose loyalty is tested to the limit by the autocratic father when he makes a surprise announcement.

Alice....Annie Farr

Celia....Andrea Irvine

Joseph....Mark Lambert

Donna....Tara Lynne O'Neill

Connor....Kevin Elliott

Pianist....Francis King

20040730

Night on the Town

By Martin Jameson

A dark psychological thriller, recorded on location in Manchester. A lonely man goes out for a drink one night and is 'befriended' by a couple who ask him back to their Manchester flat. They then empty his wallet - and later his bank account - and take him out to buy all kinds of consumer goods for them. Why doesn't he run away?

Tony....Tim Dantay

Sian....Jo McInnes

DC Self/Clive....David Crellin

DC Fallon....Graeme Hawley

Mash/Driver....Daniel Poyser

Babatunde/Shaun....Vincent Davies

Bev/Cath....Jo-Anne Knowles

Sheila....Siobhan Finneran

Directed by Susan Roberts.

20040806

272 Attempts

By Bryony Lavery

An isolated house. The discovery of children's graves. A large number of tagged children in the house. Award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery explores of the world of genetics.

Patrick Lear....Malcolm Sinclair

Helen Lear....Penelope Wilton

Chisobe Oylele....Adjoa Andoh

Dr Serkassie....Deborah Findlay

Chavez....Stephen Hogan

Cupido....Alice Hart

Colonel Treves....John Rowe

Dr Cortes....Philip Fox

Dr Chang....Joanna McCallum

Father Sifacis....Jon Glover

with Lulu Popplewell, Anton Rice and Jessica Crossley

Directed by Claire Grove.

20040813

Knocking on the Hull

By Gill Adams

Elderly Mona knows what it is to lose men at sea. When she hears of the sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk, she is determined to help.

Denise....Rachel Davies

Mona....Elizabeth Spriggs

Mary....Anne Reid

Jack....Charles Chilton

Interpreter....Marina Blake

Includes interviews with members of the Kursk family support group.

Co-produced by Pam Marshall and Jeremy Mortimer.

20040820

Trauma, by Martin Glynn.

Having shot a local youth, gangster Jordon Peely Patterson locks himself in a tower block with nothing but a gun. Haunted by his past, Peely will only talk to his old school buddy, Reuben Williams, now the local preacher whose own son was shot dead. When police communications break down both men find themselves in a no-win situation, but Reuben isn't leaving until he learns the truth about the death of his son.

Peely....Neil Reidman

Reuben....Cornell John

LJ....Ajay Dattani

Jeniece....Lorna Laidlaw

Newsreaders/Commander....Andy Hockley

Negotiator/Tyrone....Jeff Alexander

Directed by Naylah Ahmed

20040903

Loaded

By Daniel Brocklehurst

""Winner or loser - which are you?""

When Ben Stone travels to Australia, to visit his dying father, his elder brother, Danny, invites him to join the family business there. For Ben, this seems like an offer he can't refuse - a passport to paradise. But his wife, Penny, isn't convinced by the sales pitch.

Danny....James Nickerson

Ben....Nicholas Sidi

Penny....Kaye Wragg

Isa....Sarah Vandenbergh

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

20040910

Lying Undiscovered

By Richard Monks

A mother is reunited with her son twenty years after his disappearance as a toddler. But as we move backwards and forwards in time we start to realise that this may not be the joyous reunion that it appears to be.

Rachel....Julia Ford

Colin....Nicholas Gleaves

Jack....Joe Duttine

Avril....Denise Black

Estate Agent....Andrew Harrison

Mother....Jemma Churchill

Young Man....Ben Crowe

Prison Officer....Stephen Critchlow

Directed by Sally Avens.

20040917

Black Five Foot Nothing

Rosemary Kay's documentary-style story of a black female doctor, falsely accused of sexual assault, struggling for justice and dignity.

20041001

To Encourage the Others

By Sean O'Brien

A tense political thriller set in the near future.

When a unit of British peace-keeping soldiers is attacked in Afghanistan, all the evidence points to a tragic 'friendly fire' incident. Yet the Allied Forces seem determined to cover the incident up. An investigative journalist, Andrew Lincoln, is determined to discover the truth, but sinister forces are at work to stop him.

Multiple award winning poet, Sean O'Brien has recently written for both the RSC (Keepers of the Flame, starring Alan Howard) and the National Theatre (a new version of Euripides' The Birds).

Michael Fisher....Andrew Lincoln

Caroline Devereux....Emma Cunniffe

Major Overath/Harry....Russell Dixon

James Brearley....David Fleeshman

Col Shaw/James Blackwood/Morgan/Emerson....Jonathan Keeble

Janice....Kate Ford

Drummond....Trevor Fox

Tim Bennet....Robert Pickavance

Sgt Cooper/McCracken....Thomas Lappin

Directed by Jim Pyser.

20041008

Sharp Focus

By Louise Gooding.

Using the real and vivid diaries of Tom Hurndall - this is a true life drama.

In February of last year Tom Hurndall set out for Baghdad with a group of human shields in order to make a photographic record of their story. From there he journied to Rafah in the Gaza Strip. This is a dramatic interpretation of that journey and uses many of Tom's own words. Written with the help and cooperation of Tom's family and friends. Some names and details have been changed.

Tom....Oliver Dimsdale

Beth....Sorcha Cusack

Mother....Kika Markham

Sister....Alice Hart

Nick....Ryan McCluskey

Ricardo....Bruno Lastra

Sara....Clare Corbett

Girlfriend....Helen Longworth

Friend/Driver....Nicholas Boulton

Doctor....Karzan Sherabayani

Ism Volunteer....Ashley Cook

Children....Abir Shadeed/Nebeel Shadeed/Haneen Shadeed/Hazem Hawwash/Farah Hawwash/Nadine Hawwash

Directed By Pauline Harris.

20041015

Mr Sex

By Steve Coombes

Fifty years ago Kinsey paid the price for discovering the clitoris, and the truth about sexual behaviour in the US. He was arraigned before Senator McCarthy for un-American activities. Mr Sex tells the moving and often funny tale of how the safest man on the dullest campus in the mid-west came to change our world. And find himself hounded to his death.

Kinsey....Garrick Hagon

MAC....Adele Robbins

Eugene Rickey....Stephen Hogan

Eleanor Brice....Liza Ross

Thurman Brice....Ewan Bailey

Herman Wells....Kerry Shale

Warner....Robert Hastie

Garner....Stuart McLoughlin

Beth....Emily Wachter

Soldier....Jason Chan

Hooker....Ndid Del Fatti

Librarian....Helen Longworth

Susan Doe....Alex Tregear

Directed by Peter Kavanagh

20041022

Island

By Jane Rogers

Nikki Black has spent years tracking down her mother who abandoned her at birth. Now she's found her - it's time for revenge.

Nikki....Kate Ashfield

Calum....David Tennant

Phyllis....Susan Brown

Directed by Clive Brill

20041029

The Inland Sea

By Jane Rogers

Whilst on holiday in the Australian bush Brian Chase is bitten by a snake. He and his wife Maura spend an agonized night wondering if he is going to die - and in the process examine the darker side of their complicated relationship.

Brian Chase....Anton Lesser

Maura Chase....Niamh Cusack

Charles Sturt....Stephen Boxer

Mother....Sheila Reid

Sandra Barker....Sarah Kant

Pete Barker/Jack....Malcolm Freeman

Produced by Clive Brill.

20041119

Distant Whispers

By Garry Lyons.

The past comes back to haunt in this chilling psychological thriller about a detective trying to solve a child murder from 30 years ago.

Christine Proctor....Denise Black

Doug Crowley....Paul Copley

Harmeet Chana....Emil Marwa

Timothy Hubbard....Matthew Beard

Ronald Woan....Duggie Brown

Audio Analyst....Kate Williamson

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

20041126

Mia and Maia

By Charlotte Jones.

Conjoined twin Mia and Maia long to be separate. As their 21st birthday nears, they approach American surgeon Dr Browne to take up their challenge.

Mia....Tracy Wiles

Maia....Clare Yuille

Mamma....Ellie Haddington

Pappa....Tom Mannon

Dr Browne....Stephen Hogan

Nurse....Buffy Davis

Mrs Browne....Emily Wachter

Flight Attendant....Jason Chan

Directed by Clare Grove.

20041203

Bhopal

A drama-documentary to mark one of the most catastrophic man-made disasters the world has seen. On the night of December 3rd 1984, poison gas leaked from a factory in Bhopal, India owned by the Union Carbide Corporation.

The story is told in the form of a poem written and performed by Avae Mohammed, and a drama, Chitra, written by Tanik Gupta.

Older Chitra....Yasmin Wilde

Young Chitra....Jatinder Purewal

Arjun....Rahual Das

Anil....Marc Anwar

Mohan....Richard Sumitro

Sunita....Bina Patel

Amzed Ali....Sushil Chudasama

Produced and Directed by Sue Roberts.

20041231

In the Bosom of the Family

By Melissa Murray

Mary Rose is planning a wonderful New Year's Eve party to impress her friends. The only problem is that her wicked sisters, Fay and Jean, have a surprise visitor up their sleeve for her - her long lost son whom she kicked out many years ago.

But when they go to the airport to collect him, they are in for a bit of a shock.

Jean....Samantha Bond

Fay....Maggie Steed

Jake....David Cameron Speers

Gerry....Dermot Crowley

Mary Rose....Richenda Carey

Madeleine....Emily Wachter

Terry....Stuart McLoughlin

Guest....Robert Hastie

Waiter....Nicholas Boulton

Directed by Cherry Cookson.

20050107

Souer Sourire

By Bruce Stewart

A play inspired by the life of Jeanine Decker, who shot to fame with her song 'Dominique', and whose life ended tragically.

Jeanine....Kelly Hunter

Annie....Amanda Root

Mere Bernard....Jill Balcon

Souer Chantal....Marian Diamond

Candy....Nicola Barber

Music arranged and played by Mia Soteriou

Directed by Jane Morgan

20050114

The Cooking Group

By Christopher Reason.

Four men in a cooking group who are approaching middle age attempt to recapture the spirit of their youth, with disastrously results.

Norman....Mark Benton

Max....Matthew Marsh

Spencer....Matthew Wait

Lydia....Nimmy March

Directed by Kate Rowland.

20050121

Safe by Tracy Spottiswoode

Ansh is only 13 when she witnesses a murder. Taken into a safe house under police protection, she has to learn to grow up fast.

Ansh....Carli Hughes

Freeman....John Labanowski

Kelly....Nickie Rainsford

Davies....James Thomas

Bethan....Helen Griffin

Ella....Maxine Evans

Mrs Williams....Lynn Hunter

Hughes....Giles Thomas

Katya....Tracy Spottiswoode

Directed by Alison Hindell

Followed by Weather

20050128

Folie a Trois, by Sarah Wooley. A chance encounter with a street evangelist leads to a life-changing experience for three women who live together in an ordinary suburb in Scotland.

20050204

One

By Richard Monks

The first of two linked plays for Friday nights. When Anglican priest, David, is outed as gay, it is the beginning of a personal struggle whose echoes reverberate on the very doors of Canterbury.

Hugh....Adam Godley

Ruth....Emma Fielding

David....Chiwetel Ejiofor

Archdeacon (Alan)....Ian Hughes

Jean....Helen Longworth

Michael....Stephen Hogan

Bishop....Benjamin Whitrow

Principal/Coroner....Hugh Dickson

Other roles played by Rob Hastie and Nick Boulton

Director Sally Avens

20050218

The Third Soldiers Holds His Thighs

25 years ago, the morality campaigner Mrs Mary Whitehouse brought a prosecution against Michael Bogdanov, director of the National Theatre production of Howard Brenton's The Romans In Britain, which included a simulated male rape. Based on interviews, transcripts and diaries, this drama-documentary reconstructs the events of this famous freedom-of-speech case, from rehearsals to the sensational trial at the Old Bailey. Peter Sproule and Greg Hicks, the actors who played the original controversial scene, appear as themselves with Eleanor Bron as Mrs Mary Whitehouse.

20050225

Terre Haute

By Edmund White

Just before he was executed for the Oklahoma bombing, Timothy McVeigh was in correspondence with the American writer and iconoclast, Gore Vidal. In this play, the award winning novelist Edmund White imagines what would have happened had they ever met face to face in Terre Haute prison.

Howard....Sir Ian McKellen

Harrison....Troy Hill

With Stuart Milligan

Directed by Maria Aitken

20050304

Radio Daze

By Martin Jameson.

A psychological thriller set in Broadcasting House in 1956. At an event in support of the British Hungarian Society, actor Bob Rodwell is handed a radio script by a mysterious stranger.

Bob Rodwell....Malcolm Sinclair

Angyalka....Larissa Kouznetsova

Louis MacNeice....Gerard Murphy

Reggie Smith....Jonathan Hyde

Laurence Gilliam....Andrew Woodall

Aubrey Dutton....John Rowe

Verity Gill....Avril Clark

Ted/ Newsreader....Jon Glover

Roy/ Blake....Philip Fox

Mim....Alice Hart

Continuity announcer....Bertie Carvel

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

20050311

Last Loves

By Rony Robinson. With original songs by Sally Goldsmith.

From the winners of the Stronger Than Fiction Writing competition, a drama about love among the elderly in a residential home - inspired by true stories. The play features original songs, also created from real stories and the words of older people in care.

Paul....Richard Wilson

Mo....Barbara Marten

Kate....June Broughton

Bob....Peter Martin

Singers....Violetta Hall, Roa Allender, Joan Crookes, Jill Elke, Monica Mellor, Jim Russell and Tony Smith

Music arranged and performed by Val Regan.

20050325

Hunger Again

By Dermot Bolger.

Ireland and Britain have been thrown into turmoil by a major accident at a British nuclear power plant. The spectre of famine is everywhere. Against this backdrop Helen Curtayne searches for her young daughter Millie across a dangerous and altered country.

Helen....Cathy Belton

Thomas....Owen Roe

Millie....Hannah R Gordon

Susan....Susannah Doyle

Stephen....Sean Campion

Theresa....Tina Kellegher

Miko....Gerry O?Brien

Old Traveller....John Hewitt

Soldier....Vincent Higgins

Children....Sarah Gordon and Martha Gordo

20050401

Flutterby

By Mark Catley.

When Jo decides to kick her heroin habit and improve her run down, crime ridden estate, she has no idea what she is about to unleash. Recorded on location in Leeds, a modern Joan of Arc story for our times.

Jo ?? Kelli Hollis

Lee ?? Jack Lord

Abi ?? Lia Williams

David ?? Mark Hollis

Margaret ?? Cathy Breeze

Chief Inspector Talbot ?? Rob Pickavance

Directed by Polly Thomas.

20050408

Family Cover

By Jonathan Holloway.

A family holiday to Sweden goes tragically wrong when Alisdair McNair is found dead at a remote beauty spot. In shock, miles from home and with her two young sons in tow, Emma is alarmed to find herself the subject of the police investigation that follows.

Emma Rankin....Polly Walker

Martin Larsson....Martin Wenner

Monika Kollberg....Katia Linden

Gunvald Johansson....Jonas Finlay

Doctor David Hammer....Kim Romer

Reggie Marsden....Jon Glover

Alex McNair....Leagh Conwell

Damian McNair....Thomas Brown-Lowe

Directed by Toby Swift.

20050415

The Employee

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

In this dark comedy about the pressures of modern life, Iain Adam is Head of Maintenance in the intelligent building, The Elm - and his life is beginning to unravel...

Iain Adam....Ron Cook

Rakubian....Kate Buffery

Giggs....Ray Fearon

Grandler....Carl Prekopp

Philips....Nicholas Boulton

Janey....Helen Longworth

George / Thomas....Andrew Harrison

Bentley / Policeman....Stephen Hogan

Makoto....Stuart McLoughlin

Directed by Marc Beeby

20050422

My MS and Me. Jim Sweeney, actor, writer and regular improviser with The Comedy Store Players, delivers a candid, lively account of his experiences of living with Multiple Sclerosis.

20050429

King Trash

Written and Directed by Mike Hodges.

A story of menace, mendacity and malice set amongst the landfill sites of outer London.

King Trash....George Sewell

Honey....Cherie Lunghi

Inspector Hoban....Michael Culkin

Clint....Burn Gorman

Johnny....Paul Reynolds

Vera....Tessa Worsley

Polly....Daisy Beaumont

Eddy....John Surman

Ginger Fitzmaurice....Bruce Byron

Vic and the Policemen....Darren Saul

Yocker....Dave Alexander

Craig....Frank Dooley Boyle

The Nurse....Jessica Treen

Sammy/Old Bum....Geoff Bell

20050506

A Kind of Home: James Baldwin in Paris

By Caryl Phillips

America woke up to the voice of one its greatest writers when the Civil Rights movement set the United States on fire. James Baldwin was a novelist, essayist, playwright and polemicist, but he forged his clear view of America when he sent himself into exile in Paris, where he could explore his sexuality, and find the words he had to say. Caryl Phillips knew him, and his sweeping drama explores that extraordinary time in France.

James Baldwin....Ricky Fearon

Jean-Claude, older....Ronald Pickup

Jean-Claude, younger....Tom Silburn

Mother....Alibe Parsons

Richard Wright....Declan Wilson

Gina....Lydia Leonard

Alice....Jaimi Barbakoff

Eugene....Damian Lynch

Mrs Wilkes....Lisa Davina Phillip

Theo....Ryan McCluskey

With Roger May, Timothy Morand, Bob Sherman, Rachel Atkins and Chris Moran.

Directed by Ned Chaillet.

20050520

The Seaside Came out of the Van

By Jim Morris.

Lynn, a young widow, befriends a Chinese cockle picker in a Liverpool supermarket. Their friendship, however, is viewed with suspicion.

20050527

Lie Down Comic

By John Mortimer.

A stand-up comic finds himself befriending a beautiful, defiant and feisty woman author who is a fan of his, and who is dying, and raging against it. The two find themselves initially at odds, but eventually find support and affection in one another's company.

Josephine....Sinead Cusack

Nat....Tom Hollander

Tickety-Boo....Alison Pettitt

Karen....Tilly Gaunt

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

20050603

Party Animal

By Stephen Wyatt.

When a teenage boy dies of an overdose at a celebrity party, his father sets out to discover the truth about what happened.

Martin....Philip Jackson

Josh....Carl Prekopp

Lesley....Lynne Verrall

Aaron....Tom Smith

Brad Ashton....Peter Wight

Jeff Browning....Nitin Ganatra

Cole....Tom George

Mary....Emma Wooliams

Directed by Claire Grove.

20050617

The Great Escape

By Katie Douglas.

A satirical comedy which charts a rebellious year in the lives of three supermarket workers as they confront the fact that consumerism, from St Valentine's Day to Christmas,

now controls the shape of their everyday existence.

Polly....Julie Austin

Gem....Simon Donaldson

Mr Maurice....John Paul Hurley

Eddie....Kevin Lennon

Kirsty....Laura Smales

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

20050624

Chukwudebelu - Preserved of God

By Ben Okafor and Justin Butcher.

A dramatisation of Ben Okafor's experiences as child soldier and refugee during the Biafran War of Independence.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Benedict Chukwudebelu Okafor was just 12 when, in 1967, after continual and ferocious persecution, his Igbo tribal homeland in eastern Nigeria seceded from the rest of the country.

The fledgling republic was given the name Biafra - Land of the Rising Sun, a name full of hope and promise. However, no sooner had this new state been established than it was invaded by the powerful forces of the Nigerian Army. For the next three years, Ben and his family were forced to become refugees, with Ben soon taking his place in the army beside other boys, desperate to stand up and be counted in the fight for freedom.

Narrator....Ben Okafor

Benedict Snr....Charles Abomeli

Chude....Seun Sote

Boy Soldier/Voice of Ojukwu/Uncle Albert....Nick Oshikanlu

Sally/Woman in Church....Ola Rhodes

Amaka/Young prostitute....Indy Okonkwo

Directed by Richard Shannon.

20050701

Running Away with the Hairdresser

By Helen Raynor.

Its nearly a year since Catrin returned from Thailand, after a bomb in a nightclub killed her boyfriend and brought their holiday to a tragic end. Now she feels trapped in her Welsh village but it isn't simply grief that is holding her back.

Catrin....Mali Harries

Rhys....Oliver Wood

Mum....Maxine Evans

Sugar....Catrin Rhys

Directed by Alison Hindell.

20050708

The Goldilocks Zone

By Lucy Catherine.

"There are a hundred billion nerve cells in the mind, a hundred billion stars in the galaxy and a hundred other paths I could have taken". A modern day Brief Encounter showing how when we are lost, only a true connection with another human being can bring us back to ourselves.

Nicola....Nicola Walker

Hux....Stuart McQuarrie

Shannon....Clemmie Hooton

Jamie....Johnny Thomas Davies

Mohammed....Shiv Grewal

Jenny....Amelda Brown

John....Carl Prekopp

Alice/Brigita....Alice Hart

Ross....Harry Myers

Sandra....Colleen Prendergast

Woman....Susan Jameson

Directed by Mary Peate

20050715

A-

By Avie Luthra.

Comedy by a Dennis Potter Award-winning writer.

Former A-star schoolboy Sandeep turns to drug-dealing to rebel against his parents after getting an A-minus in his maths exams. But things spiral out of hand when Sandeep's parents become drug dealers too.

Sandeep....Pushpinder Chani

Rasvi....Vincent Ebrahim

Pedma....Siddiqua Akhtar

Neil....Charlie Ryan

Manu....Amer Nazir

Hanu/ Uncle Anant....Ajay Chabra

Hussain....Sushil Chudasama

Dr Howard/ Mr Young....Robert Pickavance

Headmaster....Russel Dixon

Sindy/ Miss Marple....Fiona Clarke

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20050722

Collective Fascination

By Shelley Silas.

Vinny and Trish met in 1997 on the Mall while mourning the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Vinny is hooked on public outpourings of grief - Lockerbie, the Pope's funeral, the death of a local boy in a hit-and-run accident. Trish wants him to stop. But she is soon to discover the real root of why Vinny needs to grieve in public for people he never knew.

Vinny....Tom Ellis

Trish....Jane Hazlegrove

Tom....Grant O'Rourke

Susan....Gabriel Quigley

Frank....Gareth Thomas

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

20050729

No Harm

By Amanda Dalton.

Becky and Jez are nearly 15. They've been robbing houses since they were nine. Lately they're sick of it. Really they're just looking for something nice in their lives. Jez doesn't know her mum, who is from the Caribbean. She decides to go and find her.

Elizabeth Hardwick is a feisty woman in her eighties. She's lived a full life but now she sits at her window waiting for the teenagers to come to her house.

The play follows Becky and Jez over two days. We see snatches of their chaotic, harmful lives punctuated by scenes of them breaking into three houses where, paradoxically, they find a kind of safety and calm that exists nowhere else in their world.

In the first house they watch TV and make themselves a meal.

In the second house they listen to unlikely music.

In the third, they find an elderly woman, sitting in her armchair. She appears to be dead.

The elderly woman becomes a symbol for much that is lost and damaged in the girls' lives and they perform a ceremony for her: their own, non-religious funeral service.

20050805

Dungannon

By Chris Neil. Adapted for radio by John P Rooney.

A powerful and emotive drama based on real events.

1963 in Dungannon, Co Tyrone - a young mother's efforts to get a home for her family seem to be in vain until she organises a squat in council houses scheduled for demolition. This sit-in grows into an alliance of women who are prepared to challenge their local council and the government of Northern Ireland with their demand for fair treatment. This is a compelling story of events from the past that still informs the present. Some of the characters have been fictionalised and events changed for dramatic effect.

Angel McCrystal....Susan Lynch

Patricia McCluskey....Stella McCusker

Conn McCluskey....Gerard McSorley

Susie Dinsmore....Nikki Doherty

Fr. Carron....James Ellis

Eamonn....Kieran Lagan

Jim....Conor Grimes

McGuinness....Gordon Fulton

Mrs McCrystal....Sheelagh O'Kane

Tommy....James Doran

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Directed by Stephen Wright.

20050812

Blame

By Philip Palmer.

An explosion at a chemical works. The company is absolved of any culpability, leaving one of the dead to carry the can. His mother and his estranged wife are drawn together in a quest to clear his name and find out what really happened.

Marion....Caroline Catz

Joyce....Ann Mitchell

Diane Collier....Tanya Franks

Mike Carter....Gerard Horan

John Morgan....Mark Lewis Jones

Fireman....Harry Myers

Directed by Toby Swift.

20050819

The Pool

By Simon Block.

A couple, Annie and Ray, book the last apartment on the very last week of the tourist season in Crete. They discover that travel broadens the mind - whether they want it to or not.

Annie....Annette Badland

Ray....Peter Wight

Mattie....Nicolas Tennant

Frances....Annabelle Apsion

Paul....Ben Onwukwe

Michael....Calum Callaghan

Holidaymaker/Barman....Carl Prekopp

Holidaymaker....Bunny Reed

20050826

Bodies in Motion and at Rest

By Thomas Lynch. Adapted for Radio by Kate McCall.

Ed Begley Jr leads an American cast in this darkly humorous and moving drama, based on the autobiographical writings of Thomas Lynch, undertaker and award-winning poet.

When his father dies suddenly while on holiday, Tom gathers together his travelling kit of embalming supplies and catches the next plane to Florida. As he begins work on his father's body, he looks back on growing up as the son of an undertaker in the small town of Milford, Michigan.

Tom Lynch....Ed Begley Jr

Eddie....Richard Kind

Tom's Father....Francis Guinan

Tom's Mother....Roxanne Hart

Tom (Aged 9)....Forrest Landis

Tom (Aged 18)....Michael Weston

Nancy....Shirley Knight

Russ Reader....Robert Machray

Lt Gilligan....Jamie Hanes

Directed by Kate McCall.

20050902

No Background Music

By Normi Noel.

A timely and compelling portrait of a former Vietnam triage nurse as she struggles with the flashback phantoms which disrupt her life and haunt her dreams.

Featuring Sigourney Weaver.

Directed by Gregory Whitehead.

20050909

Oswald in Russia

By Graham White.

In the late 1950s nineteen year old Lee Harvey Oswald, determined to become a significant figure in history, took a trip from the US to Moscow. This drama based on real events looks at a formative moment in the life of the man who would become the world's most notorious assassin.

Lee Harvey Oswald....Tom Burke

Anna Ivanova....Lydia Leonard

Henry Granton....Bill Hootkins

Maria Alexandrev....Annabelle Apsion

Voloshinov/Finnish Train Guard....John Ashton

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

20050916

Love Me Liberace

By Christopher William Hill.

A black comedy woven into the real events surrounding Liberace's 1959 libel trial against the Daily Mirror. East End teenager Owen Clancy is struggling with his sexuality and with his relationship with his mother Esme. Emotions escalate when both Owen and Esme start to compete for the affections of Owen's piano teacher Mr Doyle, and then boil over during Liberace's celebrated legal battle.

Owen Clancy....Freddy White

Esme Clancy....Frances Barber

Maurice Doyle....James Fleet

Liberace....Henry Goodman

Flo Kellway....Ann Beach

All Other Parts - John Rowe, Philip Fox, Ioan Meredith, Chris William Hill.

Piano Played by Colin Guthrie.

20050923

Swimming Lessons

By Tina Pepler.

The moving story of a young woman with anorexia locked into a long-term battle of wills with her loving but angry family. She meets Alastair, a teacher, at the swimming pool, and through his lessons glimpses a confidence and a love for life she didn't know she had. But then she is diagnosed with cancer.

20050930

The Harder They Fall

A budding playwright is fatally drawn to the low-life world of boxing, in this larger than life story of greed and corruption, ripped from a 1950 tabloid. A cast of Broadway actors star in Kerry Shale's dramatisation of Budd Schulberg's classic novel, recorded in New York City.

Eddie Lewis....Tim Blake Nelson

Nick Latka....Dominic Chianese

Beth Reynolds....Allison Daugherty

Vince Vanetti....Kerry Shale

Danny Donoghue....Peter Gerety

'Doc' Zigman....Peter Appel

Toro Molina....Yul Vasquez

Directed by Andy Jordan.

20051007

The Angel of Covent Garden

By Colin Bytheway.

Lee doesn't believe in love as he's been hurt too many times. But then he meets an angel.

Lee....Bryan Dick

Alex....Andrew Scott

Coral....Shirley Anne Field

Marco....Christan Solimeno

Directed by Sally Avens.

20051014

Out of the Ordinary

By Gary Owen.

When a failed contestant on Tonys pop talent show kills herself, his callous put-downs may be to blame. But soon more is at stake than a celebrity career.

Tony....Simon Ludders

Sarah....Ruth Jones

Tash....Carla Simpson

Josh....Sion Pritchard

Glyn....Jams Thomas

Ellie....Louise Collins

Contestant....Stephen Hickman

Directed by Alison Hindell

20051021

The Shadow Lines

By John Dryden, adapted from the novel by Amitav Ghosh.

A story of desire and love with a violent murder at its core, set in London and Calcutta during a time of intense religious and political division. Recorded partly in India.

Amit....Raza Jaffrey

Young Amit....Tarun Iyer

Ila....Archie Panjabi

Young Ila....Shara Sood-Panchal

May....Katie Blake

Tridib....Pal Aron

Robi....Emil Marwa

Nick....Nick Waring

20051028

Sound Barriers

By Sarah Daniels.

What's wrong with journalist Mel's baby, and why does she suddenly decide to befriend her neighbours - a profoundly deaf man and a lonely widow? Perhaps Mel's social worker, Jenny, may have the answers.

Audrey....Patricia Routledge

Ian....Steve Day

Jenny....Caroline Quentin

Directed by Sally Avens.

20051104

Full Blown

By Anita Sullivan.

Roz is 30, middle class, clean living and healthy. But one day she develops a nasty cough. Two weeks later she is fighting for her life. She is HIV positive, and has developed AIDS.

Roz....Claire Skinner

Mark....Charlie Simpson

Harvey....Clive Wedderburn

Counsellor/Duncan....Daniel Ryan

Ed/Bob....David Holt

With David Collings, Dona Croll, Joanne Good and Ian Masters.

Produced by Karen Rose.

20051111

Nemesis

By Shelagh Stephenson.

Having led the race to make the atomic bomb, Robert Oppenheimer soon finds himself isolated and reviled in a paranoid postwar America.

Nemesis focuses on Oppenheimer's desperate attempts at damage limitation, as one by one he sacrifices his most accomplished colleagues, sure in the knowledge that once the process of betrayal has begun, there is no stopping it.

Producer Eoin O'Callaghan.

20051118

The Face of the Enemy

Dramatised and translated by Adam Thorpe from the novel Cosmétique de l'ennemi by Amélie Nothomb.

How do you shake off that persistently chatty stranger who insists on telling you his life story? In an airport lounge, Jerome Angust waits for his delayed flight to Barcelona.

Jerome Angust....Nigel Lindsay

Textor Texel....Jack Klaff

Isabelle/airport announcer....Charlie Norfolk

Policeman/radio announcer....Harry Myers

Directed by Jill Waters.

20051125

Between Friends

By Zosia Wand.

Three friends. One past. Three different memories. Secrets that have been buried for 25 years are forced to the surface as three former school friends reunite after using an internet website.

Suzy....Claire Rushbrook

Toni....Joanna Riding

Julie....Esther Hall

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

20051209

The Lights

By Mark Tuohy.

It's an autumn weekend and Liam and Paul, both in their twenties, are meeting in Blackpool. They always used to enjoy terrorising the coastal resorts but the last couple of years have been a bit quiet, since Paul ended up with spinal injuries that have put him permanently in a wheelchair. After that, Liam reckoned Paul needed time to come to terms with things but Paul just felt left out. So now he's arranged the Blackpool weekend.

Paul....Luke Hamill

Liam....Cal Macaninch

Bernie....Clare Cathcart

Judith....Marion Bailey

Man....John Banks

Woman/Receptionist....Becky Hindley

Waiter....Narinder Samra

Director Toby Swift.

20051216

Marilyn and Ella Backstage at the Mocambo

By Bonnie Greer.

Inspired by the true and remarkable story of how Marilyn Monroe helped launch Ella Fitzgerald's west coast career at the world-famous Mocambo Night Club in Hollywood.

Marilyn Monroe....Julia Ford

Ella Fitzgerald....Alibe Parsons

Morrison/Lee Strasberg....Kerry Shale

Norman Granz....Stuart Milligan

Feldman....Rolf Saxon

Karim....Fred Fortas

Flossie....Bonnie Greer

Singer....Ruby King

Pianist /Musical Director....Steve Brown

Director Pauline Harris.

20051223

Heredity

By Anthony Neilson. A black comedy about the way ruinous relationships pass from one generation to the next.

As Elaine and her father sit by her dying mother's hospice bed, Elaine finds the prolonged contact with her father a strain. As other family members arrive, she begins to notice worrying similarities in the family's behaviour.

Andy....Jeff Nuttall

Elaine....Christine Entwistle

Caroline....Lyndsey Marshal

Paul....Carl Prekopp

Derek....Roger McKern

Directed by Mary Peate.

20051230

Madam Bitterfly

By Bernadine Evaristo.

Charmayne Jackson, inner-city, 'sarf-London gyal', sets out to conquer Hollywood by any means necessary, in this sassy and wickedly comical take on the hierarchy of colour, told in Evaristo's award-winningly zingy verse.

Charmayne....Petra Letang

Sonia....Sharon Duncan-Brewster

Hortense....Dona Croll

Norris....Rudolph Walker

Rhona....Stephanie Turner

Keisha....Clare Perkins

Principal....Martin Hyder

Director Jonquil Panting.

20060106

You Need Changing

By Jackie Pavlenko.

A drama-documentary set in the mother and baby unit of a prison. This is the story of the dilemmas faced by young mother Diane, when she is forced to hand out her baby when he reaches six months old.

Diane....Lyndsey Marshal

Marion....Jo McInnes

Lou....Carolyn Pickles

Miss Walker....Lynne Verrall

Carol....Ella Smith

Jerry....Ayesha Antoine

Alicia/Chloe....Sophie Roberts

Director Marc Beeby.

20060113

Wouldn't It Be Better If He Died in the End

By Laurence Allan.

When Rob attempts the most challenging cycle ride of his life, he loses sight of his ideals - thanks to the pressures exerted by a TV crew covering the race.

Rob....William Thomas

Gina....Cler Stephens

Nicky....Alex Alderton

Gus....John Labanowski

Matt....Aled Pugh

Sarah....Kate Jarman

Henri....Richard Elfyn

Les....Simon Ludders

Directed by Alison Hindell.

20060120

Strike

By Amanda Dalton.

Kat is training to be a teacher. She's finally leaving home and moving into a flat. Her younger brother, who wants to be a chef, knows Kat's secret - she's been self harming ever since her father Michael disappeared seven years ago. Then one day her mother Jean opens the door. It's Michael...

Kat....Sarah Smart

Robbie....Thomas Morisson

Jean....Barbara Marten

Michael....Philip Glenister

Alice....Madaleine Moffat

Lorraine....Belinda Everett

Director Sue Roberts.

20060127

The Reign of Joseph Cain

By Dominique Moloney.

A black comedy about two sisters whose loyalty is tested to the limit by an autocratic father when he makes a surprise announcement.

Alice....Annie Farr

Celia....Andrea Irvine

Joseph....Mark Lambert

Donna....Tara Lynne O'Neill

Connor....Kevin Elliott

Pianist....Francis King

Producer/director Tanya Nash.

20060203

Fragments

Written and directed by Julian Simpson.

Teenager Kelly Ryan and her parents move to Pleasant Green, an exclusive village 40 minutes from London. They are a nice ordinary family with plenty of money. Kelly has a good education, and has never been in trouble. But two months later she has murdered a seventy-year-old retired Royal Marine. Why?

Grant....John Carlisle

Kelly Ryan....Sarah Smart

Mrs Ryan....Lesley Sharp

Mr Ryan....Philip Glenister

Carter....Daniel Ryan

Haynes....Sean Gallagher

Mrs Wilson....Nicola Walker

Dr Mortimer....Will Keen

20060210

Almost Blue

Judith Adams' dramatisation of the thriller by master of Italian noir, Carlo Lucarelli.

Simon is a blind man with synaesthesia, a condition which enables him to hear sounds in colour. A loner and a radio-hack, Simon spends his nights alone in his room surfing the air-waves of Bologna - picking up mobile phone conversations, chat rooms and police walkie-talkies.

He listens into other people's business, tracing the shape of the city through his headphones. He begins to follow the journeys of two voices - one blue, one green. The first compels him, the second terrifies him, and both voices become instrumental in propelling Simon out of the safe interior of his bedroom into the world outside

Simon....Grant O'Rourke

Grace....Lesley Hart

Scorpio....Simon Donaldson

Matera....Steven Cartwright

Anna/ Mrs Martelli....Monica Gibb

Victor/ Lab Technician....Simon Tait

Topaz....Samantha Young

20060217

Pick-Up

By Ken Blakeson. Charlie Wilson is desperate. At the age of 44, he yearns for a complete change of lifestyle. Then, when he is mistakenly identified as the victim of a tragic traffic accident, he finds he can have it.

Charlie Wilson....Philip Jackson

Polly Wilson....Janice McKenzie

Julie....Noreen Kershaw

Mary....Ann Rye

Tracy/Ros/WPC....Fiona Clarke

Pete/Driver....Declan Wilson

Jeff/MC/Chief Inspector....Jonathan Keeble

Driver 2/Vicar/Pat/Fisherman....Keith Ladd

Director Gordon House.

20060224

Zero

By Olivia Hetreed.

Zero is a little boy who likes playing with his toy gun and loves his mummy. Julia is a young Croatian music student trying to rebuild her shattered life after being held in one of the rape camps. She struggles to live with both the horror of his conception and the love she feels for the boy.

When her husband Mesud finally returns from the fighting, he is confronted with a five-year old boy that is not just a victim of war, but an act of war. Is there any future for the couple with Zero in their home?

Julia....Indira Varma

Mesud....Tom Goodman-Hill

Anna....Linda Bassett

Zero....Jago Edyvean

20060303

Crossing the Line

By Terry Cafolla.

Three days ago Jackie Mills arrested Tom Marsh for murder. Somehow he managed to walk free. She has no choice but to take matters into her own hands.

Jackie Mills....Isobel Middleton

Marsh....Danny Webb

Tina....Dawn Steele

Phil Lewis....John Henshaw

Jack Mills....Kenneth Cranham

Dummigan....Michael Maloney

Mike Doherty....Richard Dormer

James Webber....Ian McElhinney

Matt Duggan....Miche Doherty

Tony....Lalor Roddy

Mrs Harris....Linda Wray

20060310

After the Affair

Michael Butt's innovative play dissects the complex and messy world of an extra marital affair with all its exaggerated highs and lows. Two couples are left facing a future they hadn't anticipated, and since Sarah and Janey are sisters, the sense of betrayal runs deep.

Sarah Brooks....Claire Rushbrook

Janey Brooks....Daniela Denby-Ashe

Phil Monks....Simon Grover

Andy Ropek....Christopher Fox

Director Toby Swift.

20060317

Unprotected

By Esther Wilson, John Fay, Lizzie Nunnery and Tony Green.

Employing documentary techniques, Unprotected is a new verbatim drama for radio, created in response to a series of murders of prostitutes in Liverpool and the government's new proposals on street prostitution.

Using only the words taken from interviews, four Liverpool writers have constructed a powerful piece of drama using inter-weaving monologues to highlight the different perspectives of prostitutes, police, parents of prostitutes, politicians and punters.

Unprotected has been created in conjunction with The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool and Liverpool Playhouse Theatre.

Pat....Noreen Kershaw

Diane....Siobhan Finneran

Fiona....Ann Rye

John/Punter....Paul Regan

Susie....Lisa Parry

Lucy....Deborah McAndrew

Inspector Shanley....Vince Earl

Brian....Neil Caple

Producer Susan Roberts

Associate Producer Pauline Harris

20060324

Metropolis

Thea von Harbou's novel became husband Fritz Lang's 1927 silent movie classic.

Its terrifying vision of the future was born in an age of booming heavy industry. Peter Straughan's new version finds its hero, F T Fredersen, caught up in a nightmarish world all too recognisably drawn from the one we find ourselves in today.

Freddy....Edward Hogg

Maria....Tracy Wiles

Josaphat....Damian Lynch

Schmale....Peter Marinker

Director Toby Swift.

20060331

First Born

By John Godber.

Jenny lives in a bubble, safe from the real world. Her dad Jack is tough and knows what it's like to have nothing. He's made it good, and now his daughter's growing up soft. For the first time in his life, he's afraid. But Jenny has her own point of view.

Jack....Mark Addy

Jill....Jane Godber

Jenny....Elizabeth Godber

Bill....Andrew Dunn

Caz....Joanne Froggatt

Nurse....Kate Rutter

Polli....Maria Garrigan

Jodi....Andee Lewis

Producer Mary Ward Lowery.

20060407

Milosevic in Black and White

By Peter Morgan.

When a dictator falls, so do his cronies. As atrocities are revealed, what happens to those who carried out the orders? A second chance to hear this quizzical look at the aftermath of Milosevic, which combines documentary interviews with the confessions of a fictional henchman.

Milan....Roger Allam

With Melanie Walters, Simon Armstrong and Iestyn Jones.

Director Alison Hindell.

20060414

London, This is Washington

Scenes from the Special Relationship

By Mark Lawson.

When Prime Minister Harold MacMillan meets the beguiling president Jack Kennedy, the general supposition is that the old gent will roll over and submit to the rough and ready ways of American politics. But observers - and indeed Kennedy himself - are in for some surprises.

Mark Lawson's acutely observed play exposes the intimacies of the 'special relationship.

Harold Macmillan....David Calder

John F Kennedy....Nathan Osgood

Harold Wilson....Philip Jackson

Lyndon B Johnson....Kerry Shale

Dick....Ian Porter

Timothy....Simon Robson

Announcer....Jon Glover

20060421

The Incompatibility of Memory with the Pursuit of a New Life

By Neil Griffiths.

A man is knocked down by a woman and seems to have lost his memory. He is thrilled by this and experiences the world anew. The woman falls for him, but can you love a man without a past?

Vladimir....Henry Goodman

Lucy....Valerie Edmond

Professor Hecht....Jonathan Tafler

Joanne/Mother....Sue Kelly

Nurse/Female Police Officer....Lisa Moore

Male Police Officer....Greg Milburn

Director Gary Brown.

20060428

The Inland Sea

By Jane Rogers.

While on holiday in the Australian bush, Brian Chase is bitten by a snake. He and his wife Maura spend an agonised night wondering if he is going to die - and in the process examine the darker side of their complicated relationship.

Brian Chase....Anton Lesser

Maura Chase....Niamh Cusack

Charles Sturt....Stephen Boxer

Mother....Sheila Reid

Sandra Barker....Sarah Kant

Pete Barker/Jack....Malcolm Freeman

20060506

Connecting

A series of plays about the impact of communication and information technology on our lives.

1/4. The World in My Ear

By Paul Farley.

Fiddling with his MP3 player and not looking where he was going, a man in his 40s has fallen down the stairs of Oxford Street Underground Station in central London.

He seems to have died and gone to some sort of radio heaven where the sound history of the world is kept, or at least will be as long as the analogue transmitters are switched on.

Voice....Robert Glenister

Guardian Analogue....Harriet Cass

Director Tim Dee. Produced in association with The Open University.

20060512

Another Place

By Mark Davies.

Liverpool 2007 - Steve hasn't been back for years, but now he wants to come home. Ray never left, but now he needs a home. Can they both bury the past to ensure their futures?

Ray....Ian Hart

Steve....Colin Tierney

Bob....Dave Hill

Lisa....Emma Cunliffe

Marie....Annabelle Dowler

John....Gerard McDermott

Emma....Sophie Roberts

Darren....Nick Sayce

Original music by John Campbell and John Whitehead.

Director Sally Avens.

20060519

I Was Born There

By Ellen Dryden.

When Judith finds the clumsy little painting of her childhood home, the nightmares begin again. She knows that she must do something to rid herself of the terrible memories of what happened in the house.

David....David Suchet

Judith....Elizabeth Bell

Ruth....Leila Hackett

Kathleen....Susan Jameson

The Bookseller....John Bennett

20060526

Abrogate.

M*A*S*H creator and award-winning screen writer Larry Gelbart's takes on current day America - a merciless lampoon, recorded in Los Angeles.

Hillary Clinton is in the White House and a congressional hearing is sifting through the substantial and varied debris of the post-Bush regime to investigate what went right and, if anything did, how it could have possibly happened.

The Voice....Peter Riegert

Senator Fulsome....Vincent Spano

The Chairman....Buck Henry

Senator Upchuck....Dakin Matthews

Condoleeza Rice....Theresa Randle

Barbara Bush/Debritus....Pat Carroll

Lynn Cheney/Jordan....Joanne Baron

John Done/Proctor....DW Brown

Corporal Diaz....Alejandro Rose-Garcia

Director Roland Jaquarello.

20060602

The Third Soldier Holds His Thighs

By Mark Lawson.

Twenty-five years ago, the morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse brought a prosecution against Michael Bogdanov, Director of the National Theatre production of Howard Brenton's The Romans in Britain, which included a simulated male rape.

Based on interviews, transcripts and diaries, this drama-documentary reconstructs the events of this famous freedom-of-speech case from rehearsals to the sensational trial at the Old Bailey. Peter Sproule and Greg Hicks, the actors who played the original controversial scene, appear as themselves, with Eleanor Bron as Mary Whitehouse.

Mary Whitehouse....Eleanor Bron

Sir Peter Hall....Simon Callow

Howard Brenton....Ron Cook

Greg Hicks....Greg Hicks

Peter Sproule....Peter Sproule

Michael Bogdanov....Daniel Evans

Narrator....Ewan Bailey

Ross Cornes....Jon Glover

Judge....Geoffrey Whitehead

Lord Rayne....Peter Wickham

Geoffrey Robertson....Mark Straker

Director Simon Curtis.

20060609

Caravan of Desire

By Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

A tender love story set in the edgy world of illegal immigrants in Hackney, London.

Celia....Lyndsey Marshal

Genghis....Alexander Hanson

Beth....Katy Cavanagh

Frank....Rod Arthur

Lizzie....Tracy Wiles

DS Elliot....Kim Wall

Director David Hunter.

Producer Claire Grove.

20060616

Chess Wars

By Steve May.

In 1972 in Reykjavik, Bobby Fischer, the enfant terrible of the chess world, challenged Boris Spassky for the World Championship. The tantrums, doubledealing and paranoia displayed as America challenged the Soviet Union in Iceland that summer made the match more like scenes from Alice Through the Looking Glass than a sporting contest.

Boris Spassky....Anton Lesser

Bobby Fischer....Adam Levy

Bill Lombardy....Bill Wallis

The KGB....Christopher Rozycki

The Referee....Kenneth Collard

Paul Marshall....Garrick Hagon

The Grandmaster....Roland Oliver

Chester Fox....Carl Prekopp

The Narrator....Christian Rodska

Director Jeremy Howe.

20060707

Family Cover

By Jonathan Holloway.

A family holiday to Sweden goes tragically wrong when Alisdair McNair is found dead at a remote beauty spot. In shock, miles from home and with her two young sons in tow, Emma is alarmed to find herself the subject of the police investigation that follows.

Emma Rankin....Polly Walker

Martin Larsson....Martin Wenner

Monika Kollberg....Katia Linden

Gunvald Johansson....Jonas Finlay

Doctor David Hammer....Kim Romer

Reggie Marsden....Jon Glover

Alex McNair....Leagh Conwell

Damian McNair....Thomas Brown-Lowe

Director Toby Swift.

Followed by London: After the Bombs: A series of short reflections on people's memories and experiences of London in the immediate aftermath of the July 7 attacks last year.

Then Weather.

20060714

Lorilei

By Thomas Wright.

The true story of Lorilei Guillory, using her own words, who testified to save the life of the man who murdered her six-year-old son. Adapted from the stage play developed by Reprieve.

Lorilei Guillory....Anna Galvin

Ricky Langley....Kerry Shale

20060804

The Good Father

By Christian O'Reilly.

It's New Year's Eve in Dublin, and two thirty-somethings get together for what seems to be just a one-night stand. Jane's pregnancy changes both of their lives, as they struggle to learn about parenthood and commitment, and how love steals into your heart while you're busy making other plans.

Tim....Tom Jordan Murphy

Jane....Michelle Fairley

20060811

Mr Sex

By Steve Coombes

Half a century ago Alfred Kinsey paid the price for discovering the truth about sexual behaviour in the US. He was arraigned before Senator McCarthy for un-American activities.

This award-winning play tells the moving and often funny tale of how the safest man on the dullest campus in the American Midwest came to change our world - and found himself hounded to his death.

Kinsey....Garrick Hagon

MacAdele....Robbins

Eugene Rickey....Stephen Hogan

Eleanor Brice....Liza Ross

Thurman Brice....Ewan Bailey

Herman Wells....Kerry Shale

Warner....Robert Hastie

Garner....Stuart Mcloughlin

Beth....Emily Wachter

Okie Man....Peter Marinker

Chairman....Jason Chan

Hooker....Ndidi Del Fatti

Librarian....Helen Longworth

Susan Doe....Alex Tregear

Peter Kavanagh Director.

20060818

Twenty Cigarettes

By Marcy Kahan.

As smoking becomes increasingly outlawed, Oscar attempts to give up the habit and win the woman of his dreams, using a highly unusual method.

Oscar Klavier....Anton Lesser

Dr Roth....Margaret Robertson

Milo Hanson....Stephen Mangan

Young Oscar....Rory James

Young Milo....Pax Baldwin

Lisa/Michelle/Caroline....Sarah Hadland

Oscars Father/Philippe/Paolo....Ewan Bailey

Jason/Emilio....Gyuri Sarossy

Suki....Alison Pettitt

Director Sally Avens.

20060825

Nightmares

A psychological thriller by Dave Simpson.

Can a woman's recurring nightmare come true?

Jilly....Gillian Kearney

Nick....Chris Gascoyne

Penny....Deborah McAndrew

Ben....Jonathan Keeble

James....David Harewood

20060901

In the Bosom of the Family

By Melissa Murray.

Mary Rose is planning a wonderful New Year's Eve party to impress her friends. The only problem is that her wicked sisters, Fay and Jean, have a surprise visitor up their

sleeve - her long lost son who she kicked out years ago. But when they go to the airport to collect him, they are in for a bit of a shock.

Jean....Samantha Bond

Fay....Maggie Steed

Jake....David Cameron Speers

Gerry....Dermot Crowley

Mary Rose....Richenda Carey

Madeleine....Emily Wachter

Terry....Stuart McLoughlin

Guest....Robert Hastie

Waiter....Nicholas Boulton

Director Cherry Cookson.

20060908

The Unexpected European

A series of linked short dramas that provide a snapshot of Europe today:

The Unexpected Dane (Danish Radio), by Kasper Hoff.

The Unexpected Finn (YLE, Finland), by Harri Virtanen.

Rehn Dogs (Radio Bremen, Germany), by Alexander Adolph.

Rain in My Suitcase (BBC Radio Drama, Manchester), by Rommi Smith.

Donald and I (Radio France), by Fabrice Melquiot.

Expecting Rain (HRT, Croatia), by Dubravko Mihanovic.

20060915

Black Wednesday

By Peter G Morgan.

Drama, archive footage and Treasury documents explore what really happened when Britain fell out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992. The play marks the anniversary of modern Britain's biggest financial disaster.

Abby....Daniela Nardini

Tom Milne....Patrick Baladi

Sir Keith Atlas....David Calder

Sir Alasdair Foden....Peter Harding

Diane Russell....Selina Cadell

Voice of Treasury....Tim McMullan

Liz....Vivien Heilbron

Ed Knowles....Sam Dale

Security guard....Damian Lynch

20060922

Swimming Lessons

By Tina Pepler, based on a poem sequence by Sally Festing.

Grace is locked into a long-term battle with her loving but angry family over her anorexia. When she meets Alistair, she begins to learn how to confront her fear and start to love life.

Grace....Clare Corbett

Alastair....Stuart McLoughlin

Mary....Jenny Coverack

Rachel....Emily Bowler

Jim....Michael Elwyn

Producer/director Sara Davies.

20060929

The Great Escape

By Katie Douglas.

Satirical comedy that charts a rebellious year in the lives of three supermarket workers, as they confront the fact that consumerism, from St Valentine's Day to Christmas, now controls the shape of their everyday existence.

Polly....Julie Austin

Gem....Simon Donaldson

Mr Maurice....John Paul Hurley

Eddie....Kevin Lennon

Kirsty....Laura Smales

20061006

Empty Bed Blues

By Stephen Lowe.

In 1929, DH Lawrence and his wife visit two wealthy young Americans, hoping they might finance an edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover. The quartet proves to be a potent, unpredictable combination.

Lawrence....Colin Tarrant

Frieda....Kika Markham

Harry....Tim Flavin

Caresse....Barbara Barnes

20061013

Walking the Line

By Stephen Phelps.

A prison officer is caught between a vulnerable young prisoner and a senior colleague who believes their role is to discipline and control. Then the separate worlds of home and work start to spill into one another...

Kieron....Andy Nyman

Terry....Ralph Ineson

Jamal....Saikat Ahamed

Official Voice....Sam Dale

20061103

A Conspiracy at Sevres

By Charles Wood.

The play explores the illicit pact which ignited the Suez crisis. Prejudice, secrecy, plotting and misdirection lie at the heart of Britain's actions in the Middle East.

With Geoffrey Palmer, James Fleet, John Standing, Corin Redgrave.

20061117

The Loss Adjuster

By Richard Monks.

When Fairfield estate is flooded, the insurers move in, but how do you put a value upon the loss of a life? And who is responsible for the building of the houses on a flood plain?

Martin....Neil Dudgeon

Susan....Claire Rushbrook

Paul....Shaun Dooley

Lorna....Christine Kavanagh

Jo....Jordan Clarke

Keith....Mark Straker

George Atkinson....Sam Dale

20061201

Folie a Trois

By Sarah Wooley.

Three women live together in an ordinary suburb in the West of Scotland. After a chance encounter with a street evangelist, the youngest decides not to face the 21st century and the threat of imminent apocalypse, and sets out to persuade the others to join her.

But how will they do it and what happens if one of them changes her mind?

Minnie....Molly Innes

Aggie....Eileen McCallum

Colleen....Colette O?Neil

Preacher....Chris Young

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

20061208

Talking to Strangers

Comedy by Charlotte Jones.

A perennially shy man sets himself a challenge. He will switch off his mobile phone, disregard his email, put aside his iPod and talk to strangers.

Jake....Toby Jones

Miriam....Samantha Spiro

Mrs Finklestein....Caroline Gruber

Lily....Tracy Wiles

Michael Phillips....Gary Sefton

Man with Buggy....Damian Lynch

Old Man....Sam Dale

Robbie....Ben Judd

20061215

The Monkey's Mask

Detective tale set in Sydney, adapted from the best-selling verse novel by Australian poet Dorothy Porter.

When street-smart private investigator Jill Fitzpatrick is hired to work on the case of a missing University student, she falls for the girl's poetry tutor, the intellectual Dr Diana Maitland. Soon the smell of death around the case is getting all mixed up with the sick intoxication of love.

Jill Fitzpatrick....Federay Holmes

Dr Diana Maitland....Kerry Fox

With Matt Dyktynski, Linda Marlowe, Richard Dillane, Danny Webb, Sam Dale, Carolyn Pickles and Rachel Morris.

20061222

The National Theatre of Brent has chosen to celebrate the coming Christmas season with its popular and unique version of the nativity story - The Messiah. The entire festive story will be re-evoked in its entirety by Desmond Olivier Dingle and his entire company - Raymond Box.

20070112

Glass Houses

By Colin Teevan.

What drives a man to kill his own children? What part does the painful and mechanical legal process of divorce play in this act of ultimate revenge? Two voices tell the same story from very different standpoints.

Husband....Greg Hicks

Wife....Clare Higgins

20070119

A story of menace, mendacity and malice set among the landfill sites of outer London, written and directed by Mike Hodges.

King Trash....George Sewell

Honey....Cherie Lunghi

Inspector Hoban....Michael Culkin

Clint....Burn Gorman

Johnny....Paul Reynolds

Vera....Tessa Worsley

Polly....Daisy Beaumont

Eddy....John Surman

Ginger Fitzmaurice....Bruce Byron

Vic and the Policemen....Darren Saul

Yocker....Dave Alexander

Craig....Frank Dooley Boyle

The Nurse....Jessica Treen

Sammy/The Old Bum....Geoff Bell

20070126

Ambushed by Time

By Kaite O'Reilly.

Each morning when Katrin confronts the mirror she finds herself aged 20 years overnight, while Sarah's husband Joe stands at his front door not knowing whether he's on his way out or coming home. The damage to their memories is acute, but it is only the first stage of the devastation that's to follow.

Sarah....Catherine McCormack

Tom....Owen Teale

Katrin....Angharad Rees

Joe....Ronan Vibert

Dr Falmer....Maureen Beattie

Pianist....Anna Tilbrook

Director Roland Jaquarello.

20070202

Running away with the Hairdresser

By Helen Raynor.

Nearly a year has passed since Catrin returned from Thailand after a bomb in a nightclub killed her boyfriend and brought their holiday to a tragic end. Now she feels trapped in her Welsh village, but not simply by grief.

Catrin....Mali Harries

Rhys....Oliver Wood

Mum....Maxine Evans

Sugar....Catrin Rhys

Directed by Alison Hindell.

20070209

Well

By Jane Bodie.

A doctor becomes obsessed with his patient's need to feel well.

Wife....Lia Williams

Doctor....Robert Glenister

Patient....Katherine Parkinson

Receptionist/New Doctor....Tracy Wiles

Directed by Claudine Toutoungi.

20070216

Mary Shane

By Danny Brocklehurst.

DCI John Stone is investigating the high profile case of a missing teenage girl, Louise Sands. Then Mary Shane, 80, turns up insisting she must only speak to Stone and confesses to murdering three people 60 years earlier.

Mary Shane....Anne Reid

DCI Stone....Hugo Speer

Kate....Suranne Jones

Catriona....Zoe Henry

Tanner....Craig Cheetham

Sally....Danielle Henry

Jack Leary....James Nickerson

Ken....Terence Mann

Ryan....Aidan Parsons

20070223

Money Magic

Comic thriller by Judith Johnson.

A pyramid investment scheme first draws in and then bankrupts the women in one street, setting friend against friend.

Beth....Rachel Bavidge

Josie/Suzanna....Christine Kavanagh

Kathy....Christine Bottomley

Izzy....Fiona Southworth

Taz....Lee Ingleby

Dave....Anthony Glennon

Nancy....Marlene Sidaway

Miranda/Mary....Jasmine Callan

Directed by Jonquil Panting.

20070302

Wasted

By Shelagh Stephenson.

Martha heads up marketing for an alcopop, aimed unashamedly at the teenage market. But when the 16-year-old son of her oldest friend is admitted to hospital in an alcoholic coma, some hard questions have got to be answered.

Martha....Juliet Aubrey

Tom....Julian Wadham

Mike....Mark Lambert

Mary....Marion O'Dwyer

Pete....John McAndrew

Charlie....Miche Doherty

Luke....Greg Fox

20070309

Trouble with Caves

By Ronan Bennett.

Ian is hearing voices, distant voices, apparently coming from underground. Who is down there? Are they trapped? Can they be helped? This original, humorous and thought-provoking new play takes us into the subterranean world of 'Cave 73' where some modern day cave dwellers teeter on the brink of momentous change.

20070316

In Denial: The Story of Paul Blackburn

Kevin Fegan's play tells the true story of a man imprisoned for attempted murder at the age of 15 in 1978. He continued to protest his innocence, and in May 2005 the Court of Appeal finally ruled that he was wrongly convicted. Dramatised scenes from prison are interspersed with poetry and interviews in a vivid depiction of a man betrayed by the judicial system.

Adult Paul....Adrian Bower

Young Paul....Gerard Kearns

Justice Keane....Robert Pickavance

Dr Lawson....Glenn Cunningham

Justice Bristow....Russell Dixon

20070323

The Dinner Party

By Winsome Pinnock.

As the King family settle down to a celebratory dinner party, a stranger arrives with a claim to the family name. The food and drink is accompanied by talk of slavery, reparations, shame and guilt.

Peter....Don Gilet

Roger....John Shrapnel

Sylvia....June Whitfield

Miranda....Christine Kavanagh

Shelley....Dona Croll

Alyson....Susannah Corbett

Richie....Anthony Glennon

Andrew....Mark Straker

Diana....Rachel Bavidge

Director Pam Fraser-Solomon.

20070330

Martha's Metamorphosis

By Frances Byrnes.

Permanently changed by a devastating illness, Martha is waiting to hear whether her Primary Care Trust will agree funding for treatment. While she waits, she relives the catalogue of medical mistakes which have changed her shape and her life.

Martha....Sarah Smart

Mother....Stephanie Cole

Driver....Morgan Hopkin

George....Jamie Ballard

German Doctor....Britta Gartner

Friend....Sara McGaughey

Junior Doctor....Richard Nicolls

Produced and directed by Kate McAll.

20070406

The Employee

Sebastian Baczkiewicz's dark comedy about the pressures of modern life.

Iain Adam is Head of Maintenance in the intelligent building, The Elm, and his life is beginning to unravel.

Iain Adam....Ron Cook

Rakubian....Kate Buffery

Giggs....Ray Fearon

Grandler....Carl Prekopp

Philips....Nicholas Boulton

Janey....Helen Longworth

George/Thomas....Andrew Harrison

Bentley/Policeman....Stephen Hogan

Makoto....Stuart McLoughlin

Directed by Marc Beeby.

20070413
20070420

You Need Changing

Jackie Pavlenko's play is set in the mother and baby unit of a prison.

Young mother Diane is forced to hand out her baby when he reaches the age of six months.

Diane....Lyndsey Marshal

Marion....Jo McInnes

Lou....Carolyn Pickles

Miss Walker....Lynne Verrall

Carol....Ella Smith

Jerry....Ayesha Antoine

Alicia/Chloe....Sophie Roberts

Directed by Marc Beeby.

20070427

Porshia

By Ed Harris.

Thomas is a no-hope poet obsessed with Porshia, a young woman at the office. When one day he literally wakes up inside her head, he begins to experience the life of his fantasy woman from closer than he might like, including when her hunky boyfriend pays a visit.

Thomas....Robert Webb

Porshia....Laura Rogers

Ethan....Oliver J Hembrough

Louisa....Mina Anwar

Eva....Ella Kenion

Tim....Kieran Bew

Directed by Graham Frost.

20070504

Buried

Steve Jacobi's play tells the story of his friend Mark Higson, a civil servant who blew the whistle on the Iraqi arms scandal in 1989. A backdrop of news extracts from the period accompanies this study of a brilliant, but troubled man who lost everything when he acted on his conscience.

Mark....John Lloyd Fillingham

Steve....Michael Begley

Man from FO/Journalist....Malcolm Raeburn

Lord Justice Scott....Rob Pickavance

Teddy....Wilson

Presiley Baxendale/Cheryl....Deborah McAndrew

Directed by Melanie Harris.

20070511

What I Heard about Iraq

Eliot Weinberger's long and continuing prose poem draws on reports, newspapers, official utterances and eye-witness accounts to paint a terrifying picture of the war in Iraq.

Adapted for radio by Simon Levy.

With Tony Pasqualini, Bernadette Speakes, Darcy Halsey, Marc Casabani, Ryun Yu.

Directed by Tim Dee.

20070518

The Angel of Covent Garden

By Colin Bytheway.

Having been hurt too many times, Lee doesn't believe in love. But then he meets an Angel.

Lee....Bryan Dick

Alex....Andrew Scott

Coral....Shirley Anne Field

Marco....Christian Solimeno

Directed by Sally Avens.

20070525

The Prospect

Political drama by Avie Luthra.

1/3. Newly-elected MP Bobby Khan is forced to question his own motivations and political and personal values. His cousin is arrested on a terrorism charge and Bobby himself becomes involved in a murder case in his constituency.

Bobby Khan....Nitin Ganatra

Elizabeth Khan....Barbara Marten

Imran Khan....Vincent Ebrahim

Wasim Khan....Christopher Bisson

Terry....John McArdle

Ayesha....Archie Panjabi

Lucy....Gillian Kearney

Paul Deacon....David Fleeshman

Rashid Choudhry....Amer Nazir

Robina Choudhry....Rani Moorthy

Craig Williams....Sam Curtis

Jerome....Aaron Cobham

Plus Martha Kearney as herself.

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20070601

The Prospect

Political drama by Avie Luthra and Gary Brown.

2/3. Newly-elected MP Bobby Khan is forced to question his own motivations and political and personal values. His cousin is in prison after Bobby reports him to the police, and the local community are pressurising him to get involved in a murder case.

Bobby Khan....Nitin Ganatra

Elizabeth Khan....Barbara Marten

Imran Khan....Vincent Ebrahim

Terry....John McArdle

Ayesha....Archie Panjabi

Lucy....Gillian Kearney

Paul Deacon....David Fleeshman

Rashid Choudhry....Amer Nazir

Harry Choudhry....Sacha Dawan

Detective Inspector Brown....Seamus O'Neill

Music consultant....Philip Tagney

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20070608

The Prospect

Political drama by Avie Luthra and Gary Brown.

3/3. Newly-elected MP Bobby Khan is forced to question his own motivations and political and personal values. He discovers the truth about businessman Paul Deacon and his involvement in murder. He also has a showdown with his Cousin Wasim when they both have to face hard truths.

Bobby Khan....Nitin Ganatra

Elizabeth Khan....Barbara Marten

Imran Khan....Vincent Ebrahim

Terry....John McArdle

Ayesha....Archie Panjabi

Lucy....Gillian Kearney

Paul Deacon....David Fleeshman

Wasim Khan....Christopher Bisson

Rhobina Choudhry....Rani Moorthy

Rashid Choudhry....Amer Nazir

Hanif Choudhry....Sacha Dawan

Detective Inspector Brown....Seamus O'Neill

Music consultant....Philip Tagney

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20070615

The Harder They Fall

Kerry Shale's dramatisation of Budd Schulberg's classic novel, recorded in New York City. A budding playwright is fatally drawn into the low-life world of boxing.

Eddie Lewis....Tim Blake Nelson

Nick Latka....Dominic Chianese

Beth Reynolds....Allison Daugherty

Vince Vanetti....Kerry Shale

Danny Donoghue....Peter Gerety

Doc Zigman....Peter Appel

Toro Molina....Yul Vasquez

Director Andy Jordan.

20070622

The Goldilocks Zone

Lucy Catherine's play is a modern day Brief Encounter showing how when we are lost, only a true connection with another human being can bring us back to ourselves.

Nicola....Nicola Walker

Hux....Stuart McQuarrie

Shannon....Clemmie Hooton

Jamie....Johnny Thomas Davies

Mohammed....Shiv Grewal

Jenny....Amelda Brown

John....Carl Prekopp

Alice/Brigita....Alice Hart

Ross....Harry Myers

Sandra....Colleen Prendergast

Woman....Susan Jameson

Directed by Mary Peate.

20070629

Albert's Bridge

1988 production of Tom Stoppard's comedy about a man whose chosen profession is painting a huge bridge. The task is perpetual, since one end of the bridge is already in need of a fresh coat before he reaches the other.

Albert....Paul Copley

Kate....Diane Bull

Fraser....Geoffrey Matthews

Chairman....George A Cooper

Fitch....Peter Baldwin

Dave....Richard Tate

George....John Sampson

Mother....Eva Stuart

Father....Alan Dudley

Painters....Norman Bird, Stephen Rashbrook

Director David Hitchinson.

20070706

All American Boys

By Paul Brodrick.

This drama documentary reconstructs through court transcripts, letters and personal testimony one of the most notorious incidents of the Vietnam War, when American soldiers destroyed the villages of My Lai.

Ron Ridenhour....Kerry Shale

Lieutenant Calley....Ryan McCluskey

Colonel Wilson....Robert G Slade

Sergeant Hodges....Ben Onwukwe

Captain Medina....Ramon Camin

Fred Widmer....Martin T Sherman

Gregory Olsen....Ronan Summers

Michael Bernhardt....Mikey O'Connor

Varnado Simpson....Jimmy Akingbola

Larry Colburn....Nathan Osgood

Hugh Simpson....Colin Stinton

Produced by Karen Rose.

20070713

A Second to Midnight

A contemporary thriller set in Nigeria in two parts.

Western Governments and global oil companies have long predicted that the 'Peak', when oil reserves become finite and the markets begin to panic, is as far off as 2030. But oil company geologist Dr Rob Turner wrote a report trashing this timescale, saying that we had already reached the 'Peak'. But then he was forced to bury it.

1/2. The worst possible news comes from Nigeria.

Rob....Ian Puleston-Davies

Liz....Brigit Forsyth

Lester/David....James Nickerson

Joseph....Richard Pepple

Henry....David Fleeshman

Geraldine....Sue Jenkins

Alice....Abi Eniola

Kolo....Cyril Nri

Helen....Charlotte Emmerson

Directed by Susan Roberts.

20070720

A Second to Midnight

A contemporary thriller set in Nigeria in two parts.

Western Governments and global oil companies have long predicted that the 'Peak', when oil reserves become finite and the markets begin to panic, is as far off as 2030. But oil company geologist Dr Rob Turner wrote a report trashing this timescale, saying that we had already reached the 'Peak'. But then he was forced to bury it.

2/2. Kidnapped by gunmen in the Nigerian Delta, Rob is floored when he discovers Helen is alive. Can she persuade him to back her cause?

Rob....Ian Puleston-Davies

Helen....Charlotte Emmerson

Kolo....Cyril Nri

Liz....Brigit Forsyth

Joseph....Richard Pepple

Geraldine....Sue Jenkins

Henry....David Fleeshman

David....James Nickerson

Alice....Abi Eniola

Directed by Gary Brown.

20070727

Almost Blue

By Carlo Lucarelli, dramatised by Judith Adams.

Simon is a blind man with synaesthesia, a condition which enables him to hear sounds in colour. A keen radio hack, he spends his days listening into other people's business. Two voices set him on a trail which takes him out of the security of his room into the outside world.

Simon....Grant O'Rourke

Grace....Lesley Hart

Scorpio....Simon Donaldson

Matera....Steven Cartwright

Anna/Mrs Martelli....Monica Gibb

Victor/Lab technician....Simon Tait

Topaz....Samantha Young

20070803

Life after Scandal

Robin Soans' play offers a dramatic reconstruction of the private stories behind public scandal using verbatim accounts, recollections and observations from those involved.

Melissa/Christine Hamilton/Margaret Cook....Helen McCrory

Duncan Roy/Charles Ingram/David Leigh....Ron Cook

Edwina Currie/Diana Ingram....Sian Thomas

Jonathan Aitken....Corin Redgrave

Lord Charles Brockett/Craig Murray....Adrian Scarborough

Lord Edward Montagu....Karl Johnson

Neil Hamilton/paparazzo/James Herring....Jason Watkins

Pianist Neil Brand.

Directed by Hilary Norrish.

20070810

Breaking Point

Philip Palmer's powerful drama tells the story of Jon Starkey as he undergoes training to become a British Army interrogator. A career soldier with a young family, Starkey is about to join the front line in the so-called war against terror.

Jon....Elliot Cowan

Rachel....Naomi Frederick

Mike....Bertie Carvel

Colonel Reynolds....Simon Treves

Danny....John Dougall

Directed by Toby Swift.

20070817

Cuba

By Jennie Buckman and Ulises Rodriguez Febles.

The ailing Fidel Castro presides over a unique society on the brink of change. Norma, who last visited Cuba in 1978 with the Young Communists, wants to relive the ideals of her youth before it's too late. Jesus, born in 1978, will do whatever it takes to achieve his dreams.

Norma....Tilly Vosburgh

Jesus....Jot Davies

Lourdes....Sonya Leite

Benito....Antonio Gil-Martinez

Lala....Martina Laird

Carriage driver....Javier Marzan

Tio Osvaldo....John Dougall

Arturo....Nitin Ganatra

20070824

Sound Barriers

By Sarah Daniels.

What is wrong with Mel's baby? And why does she suddenly befriend her neighbours, a profoundly deaf man and a lonely widow?

Audrey....Patricia Routledge

Ian....Steve Day

Jenny....Caroline Quentin

Directed by Sally Avens.

20070831

Fragments

Written and directed by Julian Simpson.

Teenager Kelly Ryan and her parents move to Pleasant Green, an exclusive village 40 minutes from London. They are an affluent family and she has a good education. Yet two months later she has murdered a retired Royal Marine. Why?

With John Carlisle, Sarah Smart, Lesley Sharp, Philip Glenister.

20070907

Number 10

Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street.

1/5. Good News Day

As the Prime Minister prepares to announce an amnesty for all immigrants working illegally in the UK, a serious tube crash threatens to jeopardise his plans.

Prime Minister....Antony Sher

Monica Smith....Sasha Behar

Polly Cairns....Haydn Gwynne

Colin Brenner....Colin McFarlane

Steve McKay....Stephen Mangan

Frank....Anthony O'Donnell

Lord Cairns....James Laurenson

Nigel Ogden....Christopher Ettridge

Rebecca....Flora Montgomery

Conrad....Nick Rowe

Mrs Austen....Claire Perkins

Journalist and News reader....Alice Arnold

Directed by Clive Brill.

20070914

Number 10

Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street.

2/5. And Raise Them to Eternal Life

The party promised to eliminate Britain's carbon footprint, but poll ratings are plummeting and the unions are cutting up rough. Even the PM's stepson is protesting.

Adam Armstrong....Anthony Sher

Monica Smith....Sasha Behar

Polly Cairns....Haydn Gwynne

Colin Brenner....Colin McFarlane

Steve McKie....Stephen Mangan

20070921

Number 10

Series of plays depicting life inside Downing Street.

3/5. Who Won the Election?

By Nicholas McInerny.

As the government prepares for a major cancer screening initiative with a private American company, a leaked letter between the Prince and the Prime Minister appears to advocate legalising cannabis.

Prime Minister....Antony Sher

Polly Cairns....Haydn Gwynne

Monica Smith....Sasha Behar

Steve McKie....Stephen Mangan

Colin Brenner....Colin McFarlane

Lord Cairns....James Laurenson

Jasmine....Elizabeth McGovern

Hannah....Kelly Hunter

Norman Johnson....Shaun Prendergast

George....Nicholas Grace

Giles....Nicholas Woodeson

Anita....Carol McReady

Chrissie....Marcella Riordan

20070928

Number 10

Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street.

4/5. Rule of Law

The PM is launching a new organisation intended to integrate Muslims into British society and prevent radicalisation. But first he has to decide whether to back Turkey's application for EU membership.

Prime Minister....Antony Sher

Polly Cairns....Haydn Gwynne

Monica Smith....Sasha Behar

Steve McKie....Stephen Mangan

20071005

Number 10

Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street.

4/5. Home and Away

Crises loom on two fronts as the Prime Minister faces a backbench rebellion while British troops are being held hostage overseas.

Prime Minister....Antony Sher

Polly Cairns....Haydn Gwynne

Monica Smith....Sasha Behar

Steve McKie....Stephen Mangan

20071012

Solomon

By Peter G Morgan.

Nicky Solomon is a professional ethicist and media pundit, always on call to help settle matters of life and death. Her latest case concerns Debbie Raynsford, a woman in a persistent vegetative state. The hospital, backed by Debbie's husband, want to withdraw food and fluids and allow her to die. Debbie's sister, backed by a pro-life organisation, wants Debbie to live.

Nicky Solomon....Sylvestra Le Touzel

Yolanda Riri....Adjoa Andoh

Richard Solomon....Hugh Dickson

Rob Raynsford....Dick Bradnum

Yazz Bhutar....Renu Brindle

Yve Holloway....Eiry Thomas

DC Stuart Gerard....Kai Owen

Directed by Nigel Lewis.

20071019

OK Computer

By Joel Horwood, Chris Perkins, Al Smith and Chris Thorpe.

A man wakes up in a hospital in Berlin. He has no memory of who he is, or where he comes from. Once the details of his life are recovered, he is repatriated to Britain and into his former life. But he is haunted by the suspicion that this is not his real life at all.

The play celebrates Radiohead's seminal 1997 album OK Computer and draws on themes from each of its 12 tracks.

Paul....Tom Brooke

Sarah....Liz White

Helen....Federay Holmes

Owen....Pieter Lawman

Boss....Chris Thorpe

20071214

Slaughterhouse 30,000

By Judith Kampfner and Mike Walker.

A young film-maker sets out to expose the dangerous working conditions in a large American slaughterhouse.

Roberto....Oscar De La Fe

Karen....Linda Larkin

Dean....P J Brown

Lawyer/Mr Parker....Jason Culp

HR Manager/Mrs Parker....Andrea Marshall Money

Jorge/Paco....Mike Smith Rivera

Directed by Judith Kampfner.

20071221

London, This Is Washington

By Mark Lawson.

What price old school politics when a middle-aged prime minister encounters America's sexiest ever president? The issues at stake are potentially earth-shattering, but their encounters take a remarkable turn when suspicion and realpolitik unexpectedly give way to friendship.

With David Calder, Nathan Osgood, Philip Jackson, Kerry Shale.

Directed by Roland Jaquarello.

20071228

Twenty Cigarettes

By Marcy Kahan.

As smoking becomes increasingly outlawed, Oscar attempts to give up the habit and win the woman of his dreams, using a highly unusual method.

Oscar Klavier....Anton Lesser

Dr Roth....Margaret Robertson

Milo Hanson....Stephen Mangan

Young Oscar....Rory James

Young Milo....Pax Baldwin

Lisa/Michelle/Caroline....Sarah Hadland

Oscar's Father/Philippe/Paolo....Ewan Bailey

Jason/Emilio....Gyuri Sarossy

Suki....Alison Pettitt

Directed by Sally Avens.

20080104

Ariel

By David Spencer.

Maggie and Elaine are volunteers for a rape counselling service. Their intention is to accompany police raids to liberate women trafficked into the sex industry in Britain. But things are not that simple.

Anjka....Natasha Radski

Irina/Svetlana....Larissa Kouznetsova

Maggie....Sarah Parks

Elaine....Barbara Marten

Nevile Hyde....George Costigan

Becky....Carla Henry

Trafficker....Renny Krupinski

Directed by Polly Thomas.

20080118

Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Inquiry

1/2. Dramatic reconstruction of the hearings about the events of Sunday, January 30, 1972, focusing on the testimony of civilians who witnessed Bloody Sunday.

The transcripts are edited but not re-written and the sequence of the evidence has not been altered.

Adapted from The Tricycle Theatre production.

Introduction....Mark Penfold

Lord Saville....Alan Parnaby

Christopher Clarke QC....Thomas Wheatley

Bishop Edward Daly....Michael O'Hagan

Michael Mansfield QC....Terrence Hardiman

Edwin Glasgow QC....James Woolley

Michael Bridge....Charles Lawson

Bernadette McAliskey....Julia Dearden

Cathryn McGahey....Hilary Maclean

William Patrick McDonagh....David Beames

Geraldine McBride....Heather Tobias

General Sir Robert Ford....Michael Cochrane

Adapted by Richard Norton Taylor.

Directed by Nicolas Kent.

20080201

Sins of the Grandfathers

Dan Tetsell's comedy show about the perils of having a grandfather who was an officer in Hitler's SS.

With Alex Lowe, Rachel Atkins and Ben Graves.

The performance was recorded in front of a live audience at London's Soho Theatre.

20080208

Guardian Angel

Gill Adams's drama is set in Hull, during the floods. Senior policewoman Jo is looking forward to meeting the son she has never known. Her old schoolfriend Elaine's son has run away. When they are reunited by a chance meeting, Jo finds herself drawn into the search for him.

Jo Stone....Sarah Parks

Elaine....Katy Cavanagh

Jack....Joshua Richards

Janet....Julie Higginson

Mrs Walker....Sue McCormick

Shelly....Sam Laverick

Danny....Joe Robertson

Luke....Matt Sutton

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

20080215

Broken English

Frank Deasy's play tells the story of a Kurdish family detained in Dungavel for over a year and living under the constant threat of deportation. Their plight became a cause celebre, raising questions in the Scottish Parliament and beyond.

Beriwan Ay....Livia Arditti

Yurdagul Ay....Pembe Peri-Natgi

Gus (prison officer)....Stuart McQuarrie

Margaret (prison officer)....Carolyn Bonnyman

James Elliot....Mark Straker

Police officer/transport officer....Saikat Ahamed

Jayne Cummings....Robin Weaver

Bishop John Mone....David Ashton

Teacher/policewoman....Tracy Wiles

Ukrainian boy....Daniel Lane

Medja....Carly Schogger

Dilowan....Sam Marzell

Newroz....Teresa O'Brien

With Kirsty Wark and Andrew Cassell.

Directed by David Ian Neville.

20080222

The Heroic Pursuits of Darleen Fyles

Esther Wilson's drama is inspired by a true story.

Darleen is a young woman with learning difficulties who has become obsessed with the emergency services and who occasionally sets fire to things. Helen is a volunteer helper trying to help Darleen to rebuild her life, but she too has her own secret reasons for volunteering.

Darleen....Donna Lavin

Helen....Claire Rushbrook

Jamie....Edmund Davis

Treena....Siobhan Finneran

Tony/Will/PC....Craig Cheetham

Nurse....Sue Kelly

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20080229

Bad Dad

Comedy by Colin Hough.

Twenty years ago, Adam was a prolific sperm donor. Due to an administrative error, his personal details have been sent to the lucky recipients of his product - all 164 of them. Suddenly, he is the proud patriarch of a very extended family.

Adam....Simon Tait

Eve....Gayanne Potter

Sadie....Una McLean

Jamie....William Barlow

Directed by David Jackson Young.

20080321

The Day King Hammer Fell from the Sky

By Gregory Whitehead.

A headless body falls to earth at the centre of one of America's most prestigious universities.

Student....Ardis Barrow

Pilot....Karen Beaumont

Graphologist....George Bergen

College President....Philip Deely

Hostess....Hilary Deely

Detective....Mike Dowling

Stockbroker....David Joseph

Widow....Karen Lee

Poet....Jon Swan

Christian Artist....Anne Undeland

Military Man....Gregory Whitehead

Music by Laura Wiens and Nick Zammuto.

Directed and produced by Gregory Whitehead.

20080328

Forgiving

Tina Pepler's story of a family torn apart by one act of violence explores the long journey from grief, shock and anger to the possibility of forgiveness and reconciliation. Woven through it are the real accounts of people who are confronting their own experiences of great pain and the struggle to forgive.

Kate....Hattie Morahan

Mary....Pippa Haywood

Richard....Richard Mitchley

Rob....Russell Boulter

Rachael....Hayley Doherty

Mehmet....Hemi Yeroham

Laura....Amy Clifton

With the voices of Camilla Carr, Alistair Little and Julie Nicholson.

Directed by Sara Davies.

20080404

Blood, Sweat and Tea

By Richard Monks, adapted from Tom Reynolds's book of the same name.

Paramedic Paul Masters's night shift suddenly changes from boredom to heart-stopping drama. Can trainee Kelly rescue him when his work and personal life head for a sharp collision?

Paul....Martin Freeman

Kelly....Elaine Cassidy

Father....Ron Cook

Martha....Lorna Gayle

Mrs Roberts....Anne Reid

Ruth....Liz White

Michael....Ben Onwukwe

Nurse....Liza Sadovy

David....Peter Marinker

Ian....Joe Prospero

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

20080411

Talking to Strangers

Comedy by Charlotte Jones.

A perennially shy man sets himself a challenge. He will switch off his mobile phone, disregard his email, put aside his iPod and talk to strangers.

Jake....Toby Jones

Miriam....Samantha Spiro

Mrs Finklestein....Caroline Gruber

Lily....Tracy Wiles

Michael Phillips....Gary Sefton

Man with Buggy....Damian Lynch

Old Man....Sam Dale

Robbie....Ben Judd

20080418

An Unhappy Countess

Documentary film maker Paul Watson's play is based on the story of Mary Eleanor Bowes, a sensual young woman who inherited a legacy of six hundred thousand pounds, a huge sum in 1786. Every adventurer in the land was seeking a slice of her good fortune, and she was to discover that nobody could be trusted.

Lady Strathmore....Susannah Harker

Stoney Bowes....John Lynch

Paddy's Progress....Robert Glenister

Walker....Russell Floyd

Gray....Nicholas Farrell

Mary Morgan....Joanne Froggatt

Mingay/Bate....Ian McNeice

Dorothey/Landlady....Sara Markland

Battie/Erskine....Ian Masters

Judge/Peacock....Keith Drinkel

Constable Smith/Vicar....Andrew Branch

Lucas/Witness Hull....Sam Dale

Witness Foot/Landlord....Ian Shaw

Servant....Tom Watson

20080425

How Now TV

By Paul Watson.

TV presenter Daniela Cross is now legendary. The extraordinary idea for a programme which effectively started her career was so awful that it was bound to succeed.

Daniela....Victoria Shalet

Daddy (John Cross)....Nicholas Farrell

Deborah....Frances Barber

Averill....Lizzy McInnerny

Gary....Leo Bill

Hassan....Joseph Marcell

Hassan....Jonathan Firth

Crispin....Mathew Baynton

Permindah....Manjinder Virk

Picture Editor....Keith Drinkel

Young Director....Tom Watson

Directed by Paul Watson.

20080502

Wes Bell

Matthew Broughton's dark and compelling play about a lonely young man who finds a home amongst eccentric strangers. His inability to deal with the truth of their lifestyle leads to dreadful, shocking conclusions.

Jason....Shaun Dooley

Daisy....Natalie Press

Wes Bell....Jamie Foreman

Lisa Bell....Juliet Cowan

Directed by Sam Hoyle.

20080509

Fragile!

Croatian author Tena Stivicic's darkly witty play about the reality of the immigrant experience in London.

A foreign correspondent, traumatised by the death of a girl he met in Bosnia, begins to pick up the threads of his life with a Croatian girl he has met back in London. Then he hears that a young refugee is looking for him, someone who didn't die in Bosnia after all.

With Douglas Henshall, Catherine Cusack.

20080711

Series of plays by British screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce looking at the punk generation three decades on, with each play telling a different, but connected, story.

1/5: Parallel Lines

Julie is a singer in an ageing Blondie tribute band. An invitation to the reunion of the audience at an Adverts gig in 1977 brings some skeletons dancing from the cupboard.

Julie....Doon Mackichan

Thing....Sian Reeves

Margaret....Rosie Cavaliero

Steve Reeves....Ivan Kaye

Pete....Paul Viragh

Joe....Joseph Tremain

Lovely....Sarah Bedi

Announcer....John Rowe

Waiter....Ben Crowe

Directed by Toby Swift.

20080718

Series of plays by British screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce looking at the punk generation three decades on, with each play telling a different, but connected, story.

2/5. Blitzkrieg Bop

In 1977, self-styled Mo Motormouth was writing a punk fanzine. She now presents the travel news for a radio station. An attempt to relaunch her ailing career brings some unwelcome attention from her livelier listeners.

Mo....Pauline Quirke

Benny....Adam Kotz

Shammi....Manjinder Virk

Steve Reeves....Ivan Kaye

George....Ben Crowe

Arthur....Harry Myers

Jack....Sanjay Shelat

Teacher/Barney....Stephen Critchlow

Benny's Daughter....Amy Enticknap

Directed by Toby Swift.

20080725

One Chord Wonders

Series of plays by British screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce looking at the punk generation three decades on, with each play telling a different, but connected, story.

3/5. Damned, Damned, Damned

Hard man Mick's career in the music business imploded after a brush with an over-enthusiastic fan. Now in prison, can he find salvation in his treasured memories of a night in 1977?

Mick Martindale....Richard Ridings

Lee....Lloyd Thomas

Tony....Chris Pavlo

Wayne....Richie Campbell

Phil....Paul Richard Biggin

Announcer....John Rowe

Guard....Ben Crowe

Directed by Toby Swift.

20080801

One Chord Wonders

Series of plays by British screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce looking at the punk generation three decades on, with each play telling a different, but connected, story.

4/5. This Is the Modern World

Earth toilet pioneer and former 'anarcho-punk' Muttley is about to be forcibly reunited with his former self on an unlikely pilgrimage to Camberley.

Muttley....Danny Webb

Lineel....Stephanie Leonidas

Lin....Ann Beach

Hippie....Carl Prekopp

Drug Dealer....John Biggins

Market Researcher....Alex Tregear

Club Doorman....John Cummins

Williams....Sam Dale

Hotel Receptionist....Liz Sutherland

Directed by Toby Swift.

20080808

One Chord Wonders

Series of plays by British screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce looking at the punk generation three decades on, with each play telling a different, but connected, story.

5/5. Television's Over

In the spring of 1977, punk rock is rumoured to be arriving in suburban Surrey. Is anarchy about to overwhelm civilized society or is this salvation for the bored teenagers of Camberley?

Adam....Kristopher Milnes

Pete....Freddy White

Sergeant Henshaw....Gerard Horan

Councillor Myatt....Fenella Woolgar

Mo....Leanne Rowe

Benny....James Daley

Pete's dad....Ben Crowe

Muttley/Steve....John Hasler

Margaret/Sharon....Amy Enticknap

DI Voke....John Rowe

Charlie Damage....Dan Starkey

Town Clerk....Nyasha Hatendi

Julie....Sarah Bedi

Mo's mum....Joan Walker

Mick....Tim James

Directed by Toby Swift.

20080815

This Is a True Story

The story of Howard Neal, based on his own handwritten accounts and adapted for radio by Pia Di Mattina from a stage version by Nick Harrington and Tom Wright.

Howard, who has a low IQ, has been in prison for 25 years. Proceedings will soon be completed in the US courts to have him finally removed from death row on account of his mental impairment.

Howard....Tom Wright

Directed by Susan Roberts.

20080822

The Listener

Julian Simpson's fast-paced psychological thriller about a man trying to uncover his true identity, set against the backdrop of a war on terror.

Mark Willis....Mark Bazeley

Mia....Indira Varma

Doctor Gruber....Nicola Walker

Samson....Mark Lewis Jones

Charlie....Jimmy Akingbola

Lenny....Paul Panting

20080829

They Have Oak Trees in North Carolina

Sarah Wooley's suspenseful drama about a marriage in crisis, a split-second decision and the choices we make to try to ensure our future happiness.

In 1986, Ray and Eileen's five-year-old son Patrick vanishes in Florida. Twenty two years later, a good-looking American named Clay arrives in their small village, claiming to be their missing son.

Ray....Alexander Morton

Eileen....Ellie Haddington

Clay....Simon Harrison

Other parts played by Kenny Blyth and Gayanne Potter.

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

20080905

Porshia

By Ed Harris.

Thomas is a no-hope poet obsessed with Porshia, a young woman at the office. When one day he literally wakes up inside her head, he begins to experience the life of his fantasy woman from closer than he might like, including when her hunky boyfriend pays a visit.

Thomas....Robert Webb

Porshia....Laura Rogers

Ethan....Oliver J Hembrough

Louisa....Mina Anwar

Eva....Ella Kenion

Tim....Kieran Bew

Directed by Graham Frost.

20080912

Walking the Line

Taut drama-documentary by Stephen Phelps.

A prison officer finds himself caught between a vulnerable young prisoner and a senior colleague who believes that his job is to discipline and control and no more. The separate worlds of home and work start to overlap.

With Andy Nyman, Ralph Ineson, Saikat Ahamed, Sam Dale.

Directed by Toby Swift.

20081031

Wasted

By Shelagh Stephenson.

Martha heads up marketing for an alcopop, aimed unashamedly at the teenage market. But when the 16-year-old son of her oldest friend is admitted to hospital in an alcoholic coma, some hard questions have got to be answered.

Martha....Juliet Aubrey

Tom....Julian Wadham

Mike....Mark Lambert

Mary....Marion O'Dwyer

Pete....John McAndrew

Charlie....Miche Doherty

Luke....Greg Fox

20081107

Lorilei

By Thomas Wright.

A powerful drama telling the true story of a Louisiana mother, Lorilei Guillory, who testified to keep her son Jeremy's killer from death row. In part using her own words.

With Anna Galvin and Kerry Shale.

Directed by Susan Roberts.

20081114

The Johnny Cash Hi-Jack Roadshow

Michael Butt's high-tension tale of a hijack on the M1. When two out-of-work Sheffield lorry drivers steal a petrol tanker and set off for the Houses of Parliament, they start to question their lives and past events begin to set them against each other.

Paul....Ray Fearon

Vic....Philip Jackson

Dougie....Des O'Malley

Robert and Andy....Rupert Degas

Susan and Mandy....DeNica Fairman

Marie/Iris....Rosalyn Wright

Directed by Dirk Maggs.

20081121

Breath

Drama by Michael Symmons Roberts, set in the aftermath of a fictional civil war. When Jamie is killed, his father, a hospital manager, gives permission for one of his lungs to be flown north for a transplant, where Baras, a war veteran, waits for it. While transporting the lung the young pilot, Jude, feels herself becoming close to the spirit of Jamie.

Baras....Alexander Morton

Karla....Kathryn Hunt

Pascale....Tracy Wiles

Dr Geoff Andrews....Jonathan Keeble

Jamie....Adam Paulden

Jude....Claire Cordier

Ross/Tom....James Nickerson

Flute performance by Dermot Rafferty.

20081128

The Last Time I Saw Richard

Drama documentary about the life and death of the Sri Lankan journalist and TV newsreader Richard de Zoysa, who was abducted and killed in February 1990.

Set in the preceding years, when the Sri Lankan government was undertaking a bloody crackdown of the ultra-Marxist JVP organisation with which de Zoysa was suspected to be allied, this drama is based on interviews with those who knew and worked with him.

Richard de Zoysa....Jehan Aloyius

Ravi....Wassam Ismael

Manorani....Tracy Holsinger

Rajiva Wijesinha....Sean Amarasekera

And Kandy....Nigel da Silva

Ranjan Wijeratne....Rohan Ponniah

Madura....Ruvin da Silva

Police Chief....Delon Weerasinghe

Ranjani....Subha Wijesikiwardena

Kusim....Mahomed Adamally

Young Richard....Hiran Abeysekera

Directed by Willi Richards.

FP20061222

The National Theatre of Brent has chosen to celebrate the coming Christmas season with its popular and unique version of the nativity story - The Messiah.

The entire festive story will be re-evoked in its entirety by Desmond Olivier Dingle and his entire company - Raymond Box.