From Fact To Fiction

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

The form of the programme will be led by the subject matter so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry and prose.

The breadth of approach will be echoed by the range of writers who will be invited to participate.

The return of the award-winning series From Fact To Fiction - in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

To complement Radio 4's news and current affairs output, this weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news.

Each week we broadcast a 15 minute stand-alone piece of fiction created from scratch in the days leading up to transmission.

The form and content is entirely led by the news topic so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry and prose.

Episodes

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2020031320200315 (R4)An original short story inspired by this week's news, written by Allan Radcliffe.

Original short works for radio.

After Midnight2019110120191103 (R4)Inspired by the news, Zoë Strachan writes a story centring on the legalisation of equal marriage in Northern Ireland and the school protests in Birmingham.

Zoë Strachan is an award-winning novelist and librettist who also writes stories, plays and criticism. Her recent book, Ever Fallen in Love, was shortlisted for the Scottish Book of the Year Award and the Green Carnation Prize. Her opera The Lady from the Sea, composed by Craig Armstrong, premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival and won a Herald Angel Award. She co-edited New Writing Scotland for three years and in 2014 curated Out There, the first anthology of LGBT writing from Scotland in over 20 years. She teaches at the University of Glasgow.

Writer Zoë Strachan
Reader Neshla Caplan
Producer Gaynor Macfarlane

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.

Zo\u00eb Strachan's story inspired by this week's news.

Original short works for radio.

Zoe Strachan's story inspired by this week's news.

His Own Dog2019021520190217 (R4)A new short story in response to this week's news.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

March Women, March!2018110220181104 (R4)Kate Dickie reads a new short story by Louise Welsh in response to this week's news.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

A new short story by Louise Welsh in response to this week's news.

So...2019032220190324 (R4)In a week where New Zealand has suffered its worst terrorist attack, many people across the globe have stood in solidarity with its victims; and images of individuals and groups reaching out to the broader Muslim community with symbols of kindness, compassion and support have gone viral.

A.L. Kennedy responds with a witty and uplifting story about a Scottish pensioner who is inspired to make a positive difference to her community in the darkest of times.

Writer ….. A.L. Kennedy
Reader ….. Maureen Beattie
Producer ….. Kirsty Williams

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4

AL Kennedy's witty and uplifting story inspired by this week's news.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

AL Kennedy writes a short story in response to this week's news.

Summer Son2020020720200209 (R4)A new story inspired by this week's news. As the Scottish Government reviews the difficult situation of students cut off from their parents, Damian Barr writes about the painful and increasingly visible reality of family estrangement.

Damian Barr is an award-winning writer, journalist, interviewer and columnist. His memoir 'Maggie and Me' is a darkly witty account of surviving Thatcher's Britain, while his recent debut novel 'You Will Be Safe Here' was a Guardian, Observer and Financial Times pick for 2019 as well as a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime.

Writer Damian Barr
Reader Finn den Hertog
Producer Eilidh McCreadie

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.

An original short story by Damian Barr, inspired by this week's news.

Original short works for radio.

An original short story inspired by this week's news.

The Grandmother2018113020181202 (R4)Sudha Bhuchar reads a story by Andrew O'Hagan written in response to this week's news.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

A new short story in response to this week's news.

Waves2019112920191201 (R4)From Fact To Fiction: Waves by Hannah McGill compares three eras of feminism.

Original short works for radio.

An original short work for radio.

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02Series 1120120121The return of the award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. This week it's Peter Souter's turn to write a topical drama inspired by a story making the headlines.

Produced by Helen Perry.

To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

This is the 12th series and the sheer breadth of approach is reflected in the range of writers who have participated so far. They include: Lionel Shriver, David Baddiel, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A.L.Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Anne-Marie Duff, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Ken Cranham, Brendan Coyle, Haydn Gwynne and Sally Hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

Peter Souter takes on the challenge of creating a fictional response to the week's news.

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03Series 1120120128The return of the award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. This week it's Adam Thorpe's turn to write a topical drama inspired by a story making the headlines.

Produced by Duncan Minshull.

To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

This is the 12th series and the sheer breadth of approach is reflected in the range of writers who have participated so far. They include: Lionel Shriver, David Baddiel, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A.L.Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Anne-Marie Duff, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Ken Cranham, Brendan Coyle, Haydn Gwynne and Sally Hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

Adam Thorpe takes on the challenge of creating a fictional response to the week's news.

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04Series 1120120204The return of the award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. A 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch during the week.

To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

This is the 12th series and the sheer breadth of approach is reflected in the range of writers who have participated so far. They include: Lionel Shriver, David Baddiel, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A.L.Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Anne-Marie Duff, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Ken Cranham, Brendan Coyle, Haydn Gwynne and Sally Hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

The return of the drama series in which a writer responds to a story in this week's news.

05Series 1020110528Writers respond to the week's news.

A writer responds to a story in this week's news.

05Series 1120120211The return of the award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. A 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch during the week.

To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

This is the 12th series and the sheer breadth of approach is reflected in the range of writers who have participated so far. They include: Lionel Shriver, David Baddiel, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A.L.Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Anne-Marie Duff, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Ken Cranham, Brendan Coyle, Haydn Gwynne and Sally Hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

Drama series in which a writer responds to a story in the week's news.

06Series 1020110604The return of the award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. A 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch during the week.

To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

The breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far. They include: David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpeet Kaur Bhatti, A.L. Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

FF2F presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Anne-Marie Duff, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Ken Cranham, Brendan Coyle, Haydn Gwynne and Sally Hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

The return of the drama series in which a writer responds to a story in this week's news.

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07Series 1020110611A writer responds to the week's news.

A writer responds to a story in this week's news.

07Series 1120120225John Godber creates a fictional response to the news in this award-winning series. The result is a fifteen minute stand-alone drama created from scratch during the week.

To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

This is the 12th series and the sheer breadth of approach is reflected in the range of writers who have participated so far. They include: Lionel Shriver, David Baddiel, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A.L.Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Anne-Marie Duff, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Ken Cranham, Brendan Coyle, Haydn Gwynne and Sally Hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

Award-winning writer John Godber's drama is inspired by a story in this week's news.

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0101Rain2006042920060430The form and content is entirely led by the news topic so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry and prose.Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

The form of the programme will be led by the subject matter so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry and prose. The breadth of approach will be echoed by the range of writers who will be invited to participate.

0102Brave Faces2006050620060507Celebrated playwright David Edgar takes a mischievous look behind the scenes at this week's local elections.

This piece imagines the soundbites you'll never hear as local candidates and senior politicians agonise over their speeches in anticipation of the judgment of the electorate.

Cast: Nicky Henson, David De Keyser, Nisha Nayar, Tracy Wiles, Bertie Carvel, Kim Wall, Elizabeth Bell, Gerard Mcdermott

Series in which writers create a fictional response to current events.

Brave Faces

Cast: Nicky Henson, David De Keyser, Nisha Nayar, Tracy Wiles, Bertie Carvel, Kim Wall, Elizabeth Bell, Gerard McDermott.

01032006051320060514Playwright Georgia Fitch takes us on the road to the FA Cup Final with a family of West Ham fans.

Once they hit problems, it's not long before some of the political battles that raged across Barking and Dagenham recently are being re-fought as they struggle to make it to Cardiff in time for the game.

Cast: Desmond McNamara, Nicola Walker, Damian Lynch, Jamie Kenna.

Playwright Georgia Fitch takes us on the road to the FA Cup Final with a family of West Ham fans. Once they hit problems, it's not long before some of the political battles that raged across Barking and Dagenham recently are being re-fought as they struggle to make it to Cardiff in time for the game.

Cast: Desmond McNamara, Nicola Walker, Damian Lynch, Jamie Kenna.

0104Cleaning The Pipes2006052020060521Celebrated poets Michael Symmonds Roberts and Imtiaz Dharker combine with composer John Harle to create Cleaning the Pipes, a response to Britain's initiative to bring stability to the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The Commander of the Task Force described their role thus: "We are not here as a colonial force to come and sort out the problems.

Our role is to clean the pipes and get things flowing again".

Celebrated poets Michael Symmonds Roberts and Imtiaz Dharker combine with composer John Harle to create Cleaning the Pipes, a response to Britain's initiative to bring stability to the Helmand province of Afghanistan. The Commander of the Task Force described their role thus: ""We are not here as a colonial force to come and sort out the problems. Our role is to clean the pipes and get things flowing again"".

Celebrated poets Michael Symmonds Roberts and Imtiaz Dharker combine with composer John Harle to create Cleaning the Pipes, a response to Britain's initiative to bring stability to the Helmand province of Afghanistan. The Commander of the Task Force described their role thus: "We are not here as a colonial force to come and sort out the problems. Our role is to clean the pipes and get things flowing again".

01052006052720060528Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. [Rptd Sun 5.40pm]

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. [Rpt of Sat 7.00pm]

01052006061020060611Playwright Bettina Gracias provides a fictional response to a story in this week's news. [Rptd Sun 5.40pm]

Playwright Bettina Gracias provides a fictional response to a story in this week's news. [Rpt of Sat 7.00pm]

01062006060320060604A story in this week's news prompts a fictional response from a leading writer. [Rptd Sun 5.40pm]

A story in this week's news prompts a fictional response from a leading writer. [Rpt of Sat 7.00pm]

01062006061020060612Irish playwright Colin Teevan takes his inspiration for this short drama from a story in this week's news. [Rpt of Sat 7.00pm]
01072006061020060611Playwright Bettina Gracias provides a fictional response to a story in this week's news.

Playwright Bettina Gracias provides a fictional response to a story in this week's news. [Rptd Sun 5.40pm]

Playwright Bettina Gracias provides a fictional response to a story in this week's news. [Rpt of Sat 7.00pm]

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0108 LAST2006061720060618Irish playwright Colin Teevan takes his inspiration for this short drama from a story in this week's news.

Irish playwright Colin Teevan takes his inspiration for this short drama from a story in this week's news. [Rptd Sun 5.40pm]

01092006061720060618Irish playwright Colin Teevan takes his inspiration for this short drama from a story in this week's news. [Rptd Sun 5.40pm]
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0201Just Another Tribe2006102120061022Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news [Rptd Sun 5.40pm]

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. [Rpt of Sat 7.00pm]

02022006102820061029This week John Reid announced immigration restrictions on the number of Romanian and Bulgarian workers entering the country once those countries have entered the EU in 2007.

Writer and broadcaster Mark Lawson sets his drama, United! in a fictional Northern club where, coincidentally, a Romanian and Bulgarian footballer have just been signed.

However, problems soon arise when the East European superstars find personal reasons for refusing to play in the forthcoming Friday and Sunday games.

Cast includes Struan Rodger and Gerard Mcdermottt

Writer and broadcaster Mark Lawson sets his drama, United! in a fictional Northern club where, coincidentally, a Romanian and Bulgarian footballer have just been signed. However, problems soon arise when the East European superstars find personal reasons for refusing to play in the forthcoming Friday and Sunday games.

Cast includes Struan Rodger and Gerard McDermott.

This week John Reid announced immigration restrictions on the number of Romanian and Bulgarian workers entering the country once those countries have entered the EU in 2007.

02032006110420061105This week's story is written by Alistair Beaton.

The year is 2012, the Kyoto treaty is about to expire and the eyes of the world are on the London Olympics.

But one junior minister is so frustrated by the International Community's failure to seriously address the Carbon Emissions crisis, that he decides that a spectacular environmental gesture wiill help focus attention on what really matters.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. This week's story is written by Alistair Beaton.

The year is 2012, the Kyoto treaty is about to expire and the eyes of the world are on the London Olympics. But one junior minister is so frustrated by the International Community's failure to seriously address the Carbon Emissions crisis, that he decides that a spectacular environmental gesture wiill help focus attention on what really matters.

0204Donald's New Job2006111120061112Guy Browning speculates on new employment for former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Writer: Guy Browning

Producer:

Jonquil Panting

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. Donald's New Job: Guy Browning speculates on new employment for former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. [Rptd Sun 5.40pm]

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. Donald's New Job: Guy Browning speculates on new employment for former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. [Rpt of Sat 7.00pm]

0204Draining The Pool20070617America is facing its worst summer drought since the Dust Bowl years of the Great Depression while many parts of the world are suffering floods. President Bush, however, is still non-committal in response to climate change. Fervent Democrat Frank has retired to Arizona with his wife, but what is happening to his tranquil poolside lifestyle?

By Stewart Lee.

Comic Stewart Lee creates a fictional response to the week's news.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

02052006111820061119This week's story is written by Lemn Sissay.

On Wednesday, the Queen's Speech outlined the Blair government's strategy for the year ahead.

But for Lemn, the speech is perhaps marked as much as by what the monarch was unable to say as by what was in the prescribed text.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. This week's story is written by Lemn Sissay.

On Wednesday, the Queen's Speech outlined the Blair government's strategy for the year ahead. But for Lemn, the speech is perhaps marked as much as by what the monarch was unable to say as by what was in the prescribed text.

0205Gaza2007062320070624This story imagines what it's like for ordinary people caught up in the violence and in-fighting in Gaza City, as well as the reactions of British nationals working in the region. Featuring original composition from BBC Radio Drama composer-in-residence Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Iman and Mariam....Jasmine Callan
Fatmah....Souad Faress
Billy....John Dougall
Daniel....Simon Treves
Hamir....Christoper Simon.

By Philip Palmer.

Philip Palmer and Nicolai Abrahamsen create a fictional response to the week's news.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Iman and Alena....Jasmine Callan

0206Carry On Boozing And Cruising2006112520061126By Harry Venning and Dave Ramsden.

They thought it was the end of the booze cruise, but how wrong can you be? Get onboard the celebratory booze cruise and carry on boozing!

Captain/Light....David Fleeshman

Number 2/Frankie....James Nickerson

Rose/Barmaid....Fiona Clarke

Jack/Barman....Mikey North

Bromhead....Lloyd Peters

Music by Robin Steadman.

Director Gary Brown

Carry on Boozing and Cruising

By Harry Venning and Dave Ramsden.

Captain/Light....David Fleeshman

Number 2/Frankie....James Nickerson

Rose/Barmaid....Fiona Clarke

Bromhead....Lloyd Peters

Director Gary Brown.

0206Coming Home2007070720070708Sue Teddern creates a fictional response to the week's news.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. Coming Home, by Sue Teddern. In Yorkshire, Reg is coming home. But what's left of his home to come back to?

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020720061202In a week when Tony Blair expressed 'deep sorrow', for Britain's role in the Slave Trade, and the Mayor of London accused the black Chairman of the CRE of 'failing the victims of racism', Jazz Poet, Rommi Smith meditates on our legacy of Empire and why sorry always seems the hardest word.

In a week when Tony Blair expressed 'deep sorrow', for Britain's role in the Slave Trade, and the Mayor of London accused the black Chairman of the CRE of 'failing the victims of racism', Jazz Poet, Rommi Smith meditates on our legacy of Empire and why sorry always seems the hardest word.

0207The Brownies Are Ready To Serve2007071420070715John Sergeant gives his take on the week's main news stories.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

The Brownies Are ready to Serve, by John Sergeant.

0207The Brownies Are Ready To Serve20070715
0208 LAST2006120920061210Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. Featuring playwright Simon Bowen who sets a love story on the streets of London.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. Featuring playwright Simon Bowen who sets a love story on the streets of London.

0301Completion2007051920070520This edition features Completion, by playwright Colin Teevan.

With Dexter Fletcher and Noma Dumezweni

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. This edition features a story by playwright Colin Teevan.

This edition features Completion, by playwright Colin Teevan.

With Dexter Fletcher and Noma Dumezweni

0302Authentic2007052620070527This story, exploring whether constant surveillance makes us feel more or less secure, is by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Sandra....Lizzy Mcinnerney

Clive....Shaun Dooley

Frank/Man/Policeman....Lloyd Hutchinson

Gary/Manager....Stephen Critchlow

Lynne....Jasmine Callan

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Authentic

This story, exploring whether constant surveillance makes us feel more or less secure, is by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Sandra....Lizzy McInnerney

Clive....Shaun Dooley

Frank/Man/Policeman....Lloyd Hutchinson

Gary/Manager....Stephen Critchlow

Lynne....Jasmine Callan

0303Forget Me Not2007060220070603Featured author is playwright Sarah Daniels, who imagines the impact of death in action upon a typical soldier's family and its effect on a triangle of women who are left behind.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Featured author is playwright Sarah Daniels, who imagines the impact of death in action upon a typical soldier's family and its effect on a triangle of women who are left behind.

0304Draining The Pool2007061620070617By Stewart Lee.

America is facing its worst summer drought since the Dust Bowl years of the Great Depression while many parts of the world are suffering floods.

President Bush, however, is still non-committal in response to climate change.

Fervent Democrat Frank has retired to Arizona with his wife, but what is happening to his tranquil poolside lifestyle?

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Draining the Pool

America is facing its worst summer drought since the Dust Bowl years of the Great Depression while many parts of the world are suffering floods. President Bush, however, is still non-committal in response to climate change. Fervent Democrat Frank has retired to Arizona with his wife, but what is happening to his tranquil poolside lifestyle?

By Stewart Lee.

0305Gaza2007062320070624By Philip Palmer.

This story imagines what it's like for ordinary people caught up in the violence and in-fighting in Gaza City, as well as the reactions of British nationals working in the region.

Featuring original composition from BBC Radio Drama composer-in-residence Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Iman and Alena....Jasmine Callan

Fatmah....Souad Faress

Billy....John Dougall

Daniel....Simon Treves

Hamir....Christoper Simon

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

This story imagines what it's like for ordinary people caught up in the violence and in-fighting in Gaza City, as well as the reactions of British nationals working in the region. Featuring original composition from BBC Radio Drama composer-in-residence Nicolai Abrahamsen.

0306Coming Home2007070720070708by Sue Teddern.

In Yorkshire, Reg is coming home.

But what's left of his home to come back to?

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. Coming Home, by Sue Teddern. In Yorkshire, Reg is coming home. But what's left of his home to come back to?

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0307 LASTThe Brownies Are Ready To Serve2007071420070715by John Sergeant

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

The Brownies Are ready to Serve, by John Sergeant."

0401Pundits2007111020071111By Christopher William Hill.

As a London-based journalist responds to the state of emergency in Pakistan, she is influenced by the conspiracy theories of a friend in Washington.

But is the news from Islamabad darker than anybody dares to imagine?

Todd Hagan....Henry Goodman

Pippa Reynolds....Haydn Gwynne

Saba Iqbal....Priyanga Burford

Matt....Simon Treves

Zoe....Joannah Tincey

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Pundits

As a London-based journalist responds to the state of emergency in Pakistan, she is influenced by the conspiracy theories of a friend in Washington. But is the news from Islamabad darker than anybody dares to imagine?

By Christopher William Hill.

Todd Hagan....Henry Goodman

Pippa Reynolds....Haydn Gwynne

Matt....Simon Treves

Zoe....Joannah Tincey

0402To The River2007111720071118Poet Adrian Mitchell and singer Andy Roberts collaborate on To the River, a surreal journey into the depths of a curious underworld.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Poet Adrian Mitchell and singer Andy Roberts collaborate on To the River, a surreal journey into the depths of a curious underworld.

0403Fallen Into The Wrong Hands2007112420071125by Thomas Crowe, takes an imaginative leap from Alistair Darling's reassurance that the mislaid Child Benefit information almost certainly hasn't been misappropriated.

With Ewan Bailey

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Fallen into The Wrong Hands by Thomas Crowe, takes an imaginative leap from Alistair Darling's reassurance that the mislaid Child Benefit information almost certainly hasn't been misappropriated. With Ewan Bailey.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. Featured author is award-winning playwright Ed Hime.

0404Cash Flow2007120120071202Amanda Bullmore's Cash Flow explores some of the absurdities we face when we step into the labyrinthine world of finance.

With Julia Davis, Stuart Mcquarrie, Anne Rabbit, Simon Treves and Peter Marinker

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

4/8. Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

With Julia Davis, Stuart McQuarrie, Anne Rabbit, Simon Treves and Peter Marinker.

0405Left2007120820071209As a man suddenly reappears four years after being declared dead, director Jamie Harper and his team of actors create a drama Left, touching on the experience of those left behind when someone goes missing.

Series in which authors create a fictional response to the week's news.

5/8. As a man suddenly reappears four years after being declared dead, director Jamie Harper and his team of actors create a drama Left, touching on the experience of those left behind when someone goes missing.

0406Girl Power2007121520071216In a week that sees the return of the Spice Girls, Kate Mosse's dramatic piece centres on a young woman wanting to know what happened to Girl Power.

Series in which authors create a fictional response to the week's news.

6/8. In a week that sees the return of the Spice Girls, Kate Mosse's dramatic piece centres on a young woman wanting to know what happened to Girl Power.

0407Christmas Recess2007122220071223Jeremy Hardy and Paul B Davies create a comic play about a crisis of conscience for a backbench MP.

Series in which authors create a fictional response to the week's news.

7/8. Jeremy Hardy and Paul B Davies create a comic play about a crisis of conscience for a backbench MP.

0408 LASTResolution2007122920071230Ryan Craig's comically tender play Resolution reflects on a year of political upheaval and tells of a deal between two powerful men who clearly can't bear to be in the same room.

He asks what we want from the people who manage us and what we can expect from the year to come.

With Gerard Murphy, Robert Bathurst, Frances Jeater

Series in which authors create a fictional response to the week's news.

Ryan Craig's comically tender play Resolution reflects on a year of political upheaval and tells of a deal between two powerful men who clearly can't bear to be in the same room. He asks what we want from the people who manage us and what we can expect from the year to come.

With Gerard Murphy, Robert Bathurst, Frances Jeater.

0520080615
0501The Ant And The Crocodile2008042620080427Bettina Gracias explores a personal story behind the vociferous protests around the Olympic torch and the situation in Tibet.

With Pik-sen Lim, Jonathan Chan-Pensley and Chooi Beh.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

The Ant and the Crocodile

With Pik-Sen Lim, Jonathan Chan-Pensley and Chooi Beh.

[Rptd Sun 5.40pm}

[Rptd Sun 5.40pm}

05022008050320080504This week's featured author is dramatist Marcy Kahan.

On election day, Artie has been given an ultimatum by his girlfriend Zoe.

Travelling through London to the polling station, he contemplates his love of both Zoe and the city.

With Stephen Mangan and Helen Longworth

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

On election day, Artie has been given an ultimatum by his girlfriend Zoe. Travelling through London to the polling station, he contemplates his love of both Zoe and the city.

This week's featured author is dramatist Marcy Kahan.

With Stephen Mangan and Helen Longworth.

[Rptd Sun 5.40pm}

[Rptd Sun 5.40pm}

0503A Change Of Heart2008051020080511Christopher Reason's A Change of Heart is a comedy about a disappointed local councillor who has just lost her seat.

She wants to radically change her life so that she doesn't have to care any more.

With Siobhan Finneran, David Fleeshman, Graeme Hawley and Lloyd Peters

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Christopher Reason's A Change of Heart is a comedy about a disappointed local councillor who has just lost her seat. She wants to radically change her life so that she doesn't have to care any more.

With Siobhan Finneran, David Fleeshman, Graeme Hawley and Lloyd Peters.

[Rptd Sun 5.40pm}

[Rptd Sun 5.40pm}

0504Polar Bear2008051720080518Sean Buckley's Polar Bear looks at the tragic consequences of crimes of violence perpetrated by young people.

With Sally Hawkins, Josef Altin and Joe Prospero.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Sean Buckley's Polar Bear looks at the tragic consequences of crimes of violence perpetrated by young people. With Sally Hawkins, Josef Altin and Joe Prospero.

0505Family Snaps2008052420080525In a week when the Bank of England warned of a sharp rise in unemployment and reports of the debt crisis hitting the middle classes have made the headlines, writer Richard Monks looks at the personal cost of a national crisis.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

In a week when the Bank of England warned of a sharp rise in unemployment and reports of the debt crisis hitting the middle classes have made the headlines, writer Richard Monks looks at the personal cost of a national crisis.

[Rptd Sun 5.40pm}

[Rptd Sun 5.40pm}

050620081122The writer Katie Hims creates a fictional response to the week's news.

6/8. Writer Katie Hims creates a fictional response to the week's news. She imagines the trepidation onboard a cargo ship as it approaches the Gulf of Arden, the scene of many recent hijackings.

0506A Thousand Times2008053120080601Katie Hims's story A Thousand Times looks at the shattering effects of violence on everyone it touches.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. Katie Hims's story A Thousand Times looks at the shattering effects of violence on everyone it touches.

050720080601
05072008112920081130The writer Jeff Young creates a fictional response to the week's news.

The writer Jeff Young creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0507The Orchard2008060720080608As world leaders meet in Rome for a UN-sponsored summit on the world food crisis, writer Lin Coghlan looks at the issues surrounding food shortages through the prism of a modern fairytale.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

As world leaders meet in Rome for a UN-sponsored summit on the world food crisis, writer Lin Coghlan looks at the issues surrounding food shortages through the prism of a modern fairytale.

0508 LAST20080608
0508 LASTUp On The Roof2008061420080615In the light of rooftop protests and the Commons counter-terrorism vote, Colin Shindler takes a comic look at the politics and practicalities of direct action.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

0601Coughs And Sneezes20090502Playwright Laura Wade creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

With a swine flu pandemic increasingly likely, the spotlight is thrown on an anxious couple newly returned from Mexico.

With Samuel West, Lucy Akhurst and Benjamin Askew.

. Playwright Laura Wade creates a fictional response to the swine flu scare.

0601Coughs And Sneezes20090503Playwright Laura Wade creates a fictional response to the swine flu scare.
0601Ozymandias2008101820081019Mark Burton is first in the hotseat for the return of the series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

In a week that has seen global economic recession move even closer, Burton's Ozymandias takes a comic look at how the volatile stockmarket at home and in Russia has caused problems even for the oligarchs.

With Ewan Bailey and Annabelle Dowler

With Ewan Bailey and Annabelle Dowler.

060220081019
060220090509Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

As experts begin the exhumation of up to 400 unknown WWI soldiers in the village of Fromelles, Bonnie Greer imagines the impact upon some of those involved.

With Nadine Marshall, Malcolm Tierney, Benjamin Askew.

. Bonnie Greer imagines the impact on those involved in exhumating unknown WWI soldiers.

060220090510Bonnie Greer imagines the impact on those involved in exhumating unknown WWI soldiers.
0602Magnificent Desolation2008102520081026In the week that India launched its first mission to the Moon, Kim Revill discovers slices of life on earth that reveal the ambitions of aspiring superpowers and faltering confidence amongst the old order.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

2/8. Magnificent Desolation

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060320090516John Fletcher creates a fictional response to the week's news.
060320090517
0603Transit2008110120081102Writer and journalist PG Morgan goes behind the lines in the US presidential election

3/8. The dramatist PG Morgan creates a fictional response to the week's news.

060420081102
060420090523Comedian Robin Ince creates a fictional response to the week's news.

As more high-profile politicians lose their jobs because of the Westminster expenses scandal, the comedian Robin Ince tells the story of an ordinary man with no interest in freebies.

With Kevin Eldon, Jeremy Swift and Janice Acquah.

. Comedian Robin Ince imagines a man with no interest in freebies.

060420090524Comedian Robin Ince imagines a man with no interest in freebies.

Comedian Robin Ince creates a fictional response to the week's news.

. Comedian Robin Ince creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0604This Is Our Moment2008110820081109The writer Kwame Kwei-armah creates a fictional response to the week's news.

The effects that Barack Obama's message of change message may have on our own communities.

The writer Kwame Kwei-Armah creates a fictional response to the week's news (3/8).

060520081109
060520090530Dramatist Steve Waters creates a fictional response to the week's news.
0605Clear Your Desk2008111520081116With UK house sales falling to a 30-year low and unemployment figures rising, comedy writer and actor Laura Solon examines the financial crisis through the eyes of two rival estate agents.

As their professional relationship turns personal, are they helping or hindering their risk of unemployment?

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

5/8. With UK house sales falling to a 30-year low and unemployment figures rising, comedy writer and actor Laura Solon examines the financial crisis through the eyes of two rival estate agents. As their professional relationship turns personal, are they helping or hindering their risk of unemployment?

0605Parliament Of Rooks20090531Party leaders are promising to give power to the people, and scientists have discovered that rooks aren't so bird-brained. With a nod to Chaucer, playwright Steve Waters takes us to the Parliament of Rooks, where the birds are having their own crisis of leadership.

With David Hargreaves, Alex MacQueen, Sophie Stanton and Paul Rider.

. Dramatist Steve Waters creates a fictional response to the week's news.

060620081116
0606I Dreamed A Dream20090606In a week where policies have taken a back seat and the elections became a fight for one man's survival, you may be somewhat disillusioned with British politics. But if you think you feel that now, wait till you hear the greatest talent show on earth, hosted by Alistair McGowan and written by Patrick Neate.

. Patrick Neate creates a fictional response to the week's news. Starring Alistair McGowan.

0606I Dreamed A Dream20090607Patrick Neate creates a fictional response to the week's news. Starring Alistair McGowan.
0606The Gulf2008112220081123Writer Katie Hims creates a fictional response to the week's news.

She imagines the trepidation onboard a cargo ship as it approaches the Gulf of Arden, the scene of many recent hijackings.

0607Pins And Needles2008112920081130Writer Jeff Young and musician Pete Wylie create a fictional response to the week's news.
0607Series 5, Episode 620081123
0607The Underdog2009061320090614Offbeat Poet Tim Key attempts to tackle the burning issues of the day, but gets distracted by England's World Cup qualifier with Andorra. With Tom Basden.

. Offbeat Poet Tim Key gets distracted as he tries to tackle the burning issues of the day.

Offbeat Poet Tim Key gets distracted as he tries to tackle the burning issues of the day.

0608 LAST2008120620081207Will Self tells the story of the day Angela's family receive a visit from a social worker.
0608 LASTCounting20090620As Iran waits for election results to be recounted, and in Britain an inquiry is announced into the Iraq War, April de Angelis looks at secrecy in the region.

. Playwright April de Angelis looks at secrecy in the Iran/Iraq region.

Playwright April de Angelis creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0608 LASTCounting20090621Playwright April de Angelis looks at secrecy in the Iran/Iraq region.
0701Coughs And Sneezes2009050220090503Playwright Laura Wade creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

With a swine flu pandemic increasingly likely, the spotlight is thrown on an anxious couple newly returned from Mexico.

With Samuel West, Lucy Akhurst and Benjamin Askew.

0701The Man In The Suit20091107Playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz creates a fictional response to the week's news, prompted by Radovan Karadzic's first appearance at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

As Karadzic insisted that he needed more time to prepare his defence and claimed that his fundamental rights had been violated, there were many with other thoughts on their mind.

With Nigel Anthony, Annette Crosbie, Adam Kotz and Zoe Waites.

. Playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0701The Man In The Suit20091108Playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz creates a fictional response to the week's news.
07022009050920090510Bonnie Greer imagines the impact on those involved in exhumating unknown WWI soldiers.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

As experts begin the exhumation of up to 400 unknown WWI soldiers in the village of Fromelles, Bonnie Greer imagines the impact upon some of those involved.

With Nadine Marshall, Malcolm Tierney, Benjamin Askew.

070220091114Playwright Annie Caulfield creates a fictional response to the week's news.

As the price of gold hit record levels this week, an Australian exploration company publicised its plans for full-scale production at Scotland's first goldmine in 2011.

070220091115Playwright Annie Caulfield creates a fictional response to the week's news.

07032009051620090517John Fletcher creates a fictional response to the week's news.
0703Jam Today?20091121Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

In the week in which Transparency International published their Corruption Perceptions Index, citing the MPs' expenses scandal as a key factor in the UK's lowest placing yet, DJ Britton tells the story of a young politician hoping to land a safe seat in the next election.

With Anne-Marie Duff, Rory Kinnear and John Biggins.

. Writer DJ Britton creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0703Jam Today?20091122Writer DJ Britton creates a fictional response to the week's news.
07042009052320090524Comedian Robin Ince creates a fictional response to the week's news.

As more high-profile politicians lose their jobs because of the Westminster expenses scandal, the comedian Robin Ince tells the story of an ordinary man with no interest in freebies.

With Kevin Eldon, Jeremy Swift and Janice Acquah.

Comedian Robin Ince imagines a man with no interest in freebies.

0704The Herald In The Sky2009112820091129By Glyn Maxwell. Two nurses tend to a man who has been in a coma for over 20 years.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Glyn Maxwell's story is set in a hospital room where two nurses tend to a man who has been in a coma for over 20 years.

With Claire Rushbrook, Nigel Hastings and Lydia Wilson.

. By Glyn Maxwell. Two nurses tend to a man who has been in a coma for over 20 years.

070520091205Jeremy Front creates a fictional response to the week's news.
0705Ghost Writing20090530
0705Parliament Of Rooks2009053020090531Party leaders are promising to give power to the people, and scientists have discovered that rooks aren't so bird-brained.

With a nod to Chaucer, playwright Steve Waters takes us to the Parliament of Rooks, where the birds are having their own crisis of leadership.

With David Hargreaves, Alex Macqueen, Sophie Stanton and Paul Rider.

Dramatist Steve Waters creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0706I Dreamed A Dream2009060620090607In a week where policies have taken a back seat and the elections became a fight for one man's survival, you may be somewhat disillusioned with British politics.

But if you think you feel that now, wait till you hear the greatest talent show on earth, hosted by Alistair Mcgowan and written by Patrick Neate.

Patrick Neate creates a fictional response to the week's news.

Starring Alistair Mcgowan

070720091219Writer Liz Jensen creates a fictional response to the week's news.
0707The Guilt Season20090613
0707The Guilt Season20091220

Writer Liz Jensen creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0707The Underdog2009061320090614Offbeat Poet Tim Key attempts to tackle the burning issues of the day, but gets distracted by England's World Cup qualifier with Andorra.

With Tom Basden

0708 LASTChocolate20090620
0708 LASTChocolate20091226Katie Hims responds to the threatened takeover of British confectionary group Cadbury with a bittersweet love story.

With Christine Kavanagh and John Biggins

Directed by Abigail le Fleming.

. Katie Hims responds to the threatened takeover of British confectionary group Cadbury.

0708 LASTChocolate20091227Katie Hims responds to the threatened takeover of British confectionary group Cadbury.
0708 LASTCounting2009062020090621As Iran waits for election results to be recounted, and in Britain an inquiry is announced into the Iraq War, April De Angelis looks at secrecy in the region.

Playwright April De Angelis looks at secrecy in the Iran/Iraq region.

Playwright April De Angelis creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0801Motorway Man20100501It's the last weekend before polling. The debates are over, and it's 'make your mind up time'. Across the country, barbeques are being primed, lawns are being mown and choices are being mulled over. Somewhere amidst the Home Counties marginals, Motorway Man - this election's successor to Worcestershire Woman and Mondeo Man - has been distracted from his task. By Tony Grounds.

Adam... Rhys Thomas

Mikey... Kenneth Cranham

Rochelle... Kellie Shirley

Ian... Jude Akuwudike

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

Television writer Tony Grounds creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0801Motorway Man20100502Television writer Tony Grounds creates a fictional response to the week's news.
0801The Man In The Suit2009110720091108Playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz creates a fictional response to the week's news, prompted by Radovan Karadzic's first appearance at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

As Karadzic insisted that he needed more time to prepare his defence and claimed that his fundamental rights had been violated, there were many with other thoughts on their mind.

With Nigel Anthony, Annette Crosbie, Adam Kotz and Zoe Waites.

0802None Of The Above2009111420091115

Playwright Annie Caulfield creates a fictional response to the week's news.

As the price of gold hit record levels this week, an Australian exploration company publicised its plans for full-scale production at Scotland's first goldmine in 2011.

0802None Of The Above20100508Continuing the series in which writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Comedy writer John Finnemore is in the hot seat.

The election is over, and Frank Whitman, Member for Fitton West since 1987, is celebrating. It's been quite a week. Never mind the electorate, Frank's personal swingometer has resembled nothing so much as a metronome.

Cast

FRANK WHITMAN MP....James Fleet

VERITY WHITMAN....Christine Kavanagh

ADRIAN FOALE....John Finnemore

MODERATOR....Vineeta Rishi

QUESTIONER....Jude Akuwudike

OMNES....David Seddon, Tony Bell

Director: Jessica Dromgoole.

The return of the award-winning series From Fact To Fiction - in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

To complement Radio 4's news and current affairs output, this weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. Each week we broadcast a 15 minute stand-alone piece of fiction created from scratch in the days leading up to transmission. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry and prose.

JOHN FINNEMORE is a comedy writer and actor. He has contributed to several successful radio comedy shows including Dead Ringers, and Safety Catch. He also writes and performs in the comedy Cabin Pressure.

Comedy television writer John Finnemore creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0802None Of The Above20100509Comedy television writer John Finnemore creates a fictional response to the week's news.
0803Jam Today?2009112120091122Writer DJ Britton creates a fictional response to the week's news.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

In the week in which Transparency International published their Corruption Perceptions Index, citing the MPs' expenses scandal as a key factor in the UK's lowest placing yet, DJ Britton tells the story of a young politician hoping to land a safe seat in the next election.

With Anne-marie Duff, Rory Kinnear and John Biggins.

0804Menace20091128
0804Menace20100522By Kate Clanchy. With Warren Mitchell and Peter Marinker. When care home residents Dennis and Walter encounter a gang of young boys, they're reminded of their own tearaway youth.

Cast

Walter....Peter Marinker

Dennis....Warren Mitchell

Director: Emma Harding.

Poet Kate Clanchy creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0804Menace20100523Poet Kate Clanchy creates a fictional response to the week's news.
0804The Herald In The Sky2009112820091129By Glyn Maxwell.

Two nurses tend to a man who has been in a coma for over 20 years.

Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

Glyn Maxwell's story is set in a hospital room where two nurses tend to a man who has been in a coma for over 20 years.

With Claire Rushbrook, Nigel Hastings and Lydia Wilson.

0805Grounded2009120520100530Terence Blacker takes a wry look at the BA strike.

Jeremy Front creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0806I Want My Life Back2010060520100606The series in which a writer creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Award-winning Scottish author and stand-up comedian A L Kennedy takes up the challenge.

As oil continues to spew into the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and the cost of the clean-up soars, an office worker on the other side of the world watches BP's live images with mounting despair.

Written and read by A L Kennedy.

Produced by Justine Willett.

Award-winning writer A L Kennedy's response to the oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.

0806What Is The Custom Of Your Grief?2009121220091213Writer Timberlake Wertenbaker creates a fictional response to the week's news.

This week witnessed the death of the 100th British soldier to be killed in Afghanistan this year, the 237th since 2002.

In What is the Custom of Your Grief? playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker imagines the correspondence between two young girls bereaved by the conflict.

Performed by Betsabeh Emran and Emerald O'Hanrahan.

This week witnessed the death of the 100th British soldier to be killed in Afghanistan this year, the 237th since 2002. In What is the Custom of Your Grief? playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker imagines the correspondence between two young girls bereaved by the conflict.

. Writer Timberlake Wertenbaker creates a fictional response to the week's news.

08072009121920091220
0807Fourteen Units A Week20100612Continuing the series in which writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news. This week's guest writer is award-winning playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti.

This week, the Scottish parliament debated a bill that could impose a minimum price on units of alcohol by the end of year. Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's play traces a week in the life of Jessica, a woman becoming unhealthily interested in the drinking habits of her cleaner.

Jessica....Doon Mackichan

Kerry....Eliza Caitlin Parkes

Felix....Sam Dale

Director: Abigail le Fleming

******************************************************

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti is an award-winning British Sikh writer and actress. She has written for the theatre, film, TV and radio. Her first play, Behsharam (Shameless), broke box office records when it played at Soho Theatre and the Birmingham Rep in 2001. Her play Behzti (Dishonour) was controversially cancelled by the Birmingham Rep after violent protests against the play. Her new play Behud (Beyond Belief) had a recent run at the Soho Theatre, London.

Playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0807Fourteen Units A Week20100613Playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti creates a fictional response to the week's news.
0808 LASTChocolate2009122620091227Katie Hims responds to the threatened takeover of British confectionary group Cadbury with a bittersweet love story.

With Christine Kavanagh and John Biggins

Directed by Abigail le Fleming.

Katie Hims responds to the threatened takeover of British confectionary group Cadbury.

0808 LASTSolitudinem Faciunt Et Pacem Appellant20100619Continuing the series in which writers respond to the week's news.

In a week that saw the publication of the Saville Report into the Bloody Sunday shootings and Israel announced the setting up of an inquiry into the raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, one family is undergoing its own form of truth and reconciliation. In a fictional country, a retelling of the Salome story by prize-winning author and historian, Marina Warner.

Mother....Adjoa Andoh

Father....Anthony Calf

Jess....Eloise Secker

Director: Gemma Jenkins

Author and social historian Marina Warner creates a fictional response to the week's news.

0808 LASTSolitudinem Faciunt Et Pacem Appellant20100620Author and social historian Marina Warner creates a fictional response to the week's news.

090120101030"With a new brand of austerity on the horizon and the notion of "social cleansing" in the air, playwright Lavinia Murray takes a bizarre look into the future.".

1/8 Series in which writers create an imaginative response to a story from the week's news. Producer - Pauline Harris.

The return of the award-winning series FROM FACT TO FICTION - in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry and prose.

Each week we broadcast a 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch in the days leading up to transmission. It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

This breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far. They include: David Edgar, Amelia Bullmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Lin Coghlan, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti and A.L. Kennedy.

FROM FACT TO FICTION presents writers with the opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Obermann, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Sally Hawkins and Kenneth Cranham.

FROM FACT TO FICTION returns to the airwaves on Radio 4 from Saturday 30th October 2010.

Playwright Lavinia Murray creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

090120101031Playwright Lavinia Murray creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.
0901Motorway Man20100501It's the last weekend before polling.

The debates are over, and it's 'make your mind up time'.

Across the country, barbeques are being primed, lawns are being mown and choices are being mulled over.

Somewhere amidst the Home Counties marginals, Motorway Man - this election's successor to Worcestershire Woman and Mondeo Man - has been distracted from his task.

  • adam...Rhys Thomas
  • by Tony Grounds
  • directed by Sasha Yevtushenko
  • ian...Jude Akuwudike
  • mikey...Kenneth Cranham
  • rochelle...Kellie Shirley

  • 09022/8 Inside The Bonfire20101106The return of the award-winning series FROM FACT TO FICTION - in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news - producer Emma Harding. This week Poets Jo Shapcott and Paul Farley are in the hot seat.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    Each week we broadcast a 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch in the days leading up to transmission. It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    This breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far. They include: David Edgar, Amelia Bullmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Lin Coghlan, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti and A.L. Kennedy.

    FROM FACT TO FICTION presents writers with the opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Obermann, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Sally Hawkins and Kenneth Cranham.

    Poets Jo Shapcott & Paul Farley give an imaginative response to a story in the week's news

    Poets Jo Shapcott and Paul Farley give an imaginative response to a story in the week's news

    09022/8 Inside The Bonfire20101107Poets Jo Shapcott and Paul Farley give an imaginative response to a story in the week's news

    Poets Jo Shapcott & Paul Farley give an imaginative response to a story in the week's news

    0902None Of The Above2010050820100509Comedy writer John Finnemore is in the hot seat.

    The election is over, and Frank Whitman, Member for Fitton West since 1987, is celebrating.

    It's been quite a week.

    Never mind the electorate, Frank's personal swingometer has resembled nothing so much as a metronome.

    Cast

    FRANK WHITMAN MP - James Fleet

    VERITY WHITMAN - Christine Kavanagh

    ADRIAN FOALE - John Finnemore

    MODERATOR - Vineeta Rishi

    QUESTIONER - Jude Akuwudike

    OMNES - David Seddon, Tony Bell

    Director: Jessica Dromgoole.

    John Finnemore is a comedy writer and actor.

    He has contributed to several successful radio comedy shows including Dead Ringers, and Safety Catch.

    He also writes and performs in the comedy Cabin Pressure.

    0903Double Dip2010051520100516Writer Neil Brand responds to the crisis in the Eurozone.

    As the Greek economic crisis risks plunging the entire eurozone into meltdown, an Athens family go to hilarious lengths to conceal their wealth from revenue-hungry tax authorities.

    Nicholas - Stephen Critchlow

    Sofia - Anna Savva

    Illiana - Lydia Leonard

    Joe - Lloyd Thomas

    Director: Peter Kavanagh.

    To complement Radio 4's news and current affairs output, this weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news.

    Each week we broadcast a 15 minute stand-alone piece of fiction created from scratch in the days leading up to transmission.

    The form and content is entirely led by the news topic so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    Writer Neil Brand responds to the crisis in the Eurozone.

    Nicholas....Stephen Critchlow

    Sofia....Anna Savva

    Illiana....Lydia Leonard

    Joe....Lloyd Thomas

    Director: Peter Kavanagh.

    To complement Radio 4's news and current affairs output, this weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. Each week we broadcast a 15 minute stand-alone piece of fiction created from scratch in the days leading up to transmission. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    0903Reform20101113In response to planned changes to welfare provision announced this week, playwright Nell Leyshon examines the extent to which a big society can fill the gaps. Two years ago Lyn and Tom adopted a vulnerable four year old boy, tonight they must look again at what it means to be a family.

    LYN....Claire Rushbrook

    TOM....Nicholas Gleason

    Produced by Jeremy Mortimer and Ellie Bury

    NELL LEYSHON (writer)

    Nell Leyshon is an award-winning playwright who has written for radio and the stage. Her most recent stage play, Bedlam, was produced at Shakespeare's Globe theatre, in summer 2010. Her play Sons was broadcast on Radio 4 in 2009.

    Playwright Nell Leyshon creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

    0903Reform20101114Playwright Nell Leyshon creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.
    090420101120"What could be nicer than to draw the nets, pull the curtains to, turn up the log effect fire, switch on the telly and relax since you're compelled to stay at home. But now I understand, it's under house arrest - not home arrest."

    In his monologue, HOUSE ARREST, the novelist Will Self responds to a week of news that has reported the release of various individuals after periods of imprisonment. The narrator is holed up somewhere that is both familiar and strange. And surely his release, poised to happen any moment, marks the end of it all?

    Not really..

    Novelist Will Self creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

    090420101121Novelist Will Self creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.
    0904Menace2010052220100523By Kate Clanchy.

    With Warren Mitchell and Peter Marinker.

    When care home residents Dennis and Walter encounter a gang of young boys, they're reminded of their own tearaway youth.

    Cast

    Walter - Peter Marinker

    Dennis - Warren Mitchell

    Director: Emma Harding.

    Poet Kate Clanchy creates a fictional response to the week's news.

    090520101127Writers respond to the week's news.

    090520101128Writers respond to the week's news.
    0905Grounded2010052920100530Terence Blacker, novelist, biographer, and weekly commentator for The Independent, is in the hot seat.

    Mark is at Toulouse airport, usually a pleasant place to be, but the BA strike has caused disruption and he has to get home to Annie, or else! And, hold on, what is he doing there in the first place?

    Reader Paul Ritter

    Producer Duncan Minshull

    Continuing the series in which writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Terence Blacker, novelist, biographer, and weekly commentator for The Independent, is in the hot seat.

    Producer Duncan Minshull

    Terence Blacker takes a wry look at the BA strike.

    090620101204The Galway Ghost

    In the week of Ireland's bail out writer Lizzie Nunnery takes a look at how the economic dream turned sour. Declan Conway's life was good, spurred on by success he'd bought a stake in his very own horse -the Galway Ghost. Will Declan be a relic from his time or does he have a future?

    Declan Conway....Jonathan Forbes

    Producer - Pauline Harris.

    Playwright Lizzie Nunnery an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

    0906I Want My Life Back2010060520100606Award-winning Scottish author and stand-up comedian A L Kennedy takes up the challenge.

    As oil continues to spew into the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and the cost of the clean-up soars, an office worker on the other side of the world watches BP's live images with mounting despair.

    Written and read by A L Kennedy.

    Produced by Justine Willett

    090720101211The return of the award-winning series FROM FACT TO FICTION - in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. This week playwright Linda Marshall Griffiths is in the hot seat. Producer - Gary Brown.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    Each week we broadcast a 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch in the days leading up to transmission. It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    This breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far. They include: David Edgar, Amelia Bullmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Lin Coghlan, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti and A.L. Kennedy.

    FROM FACT TO FICTION presents writers with the opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Obermann, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Sally Hawkins and Kenneth Cranham.

    Linda Marshall Griffiths creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

    090720101212Linda Marshall Griffiths creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.
    0907Fourteen Units A Week2010061220100613Playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti creates a fictional response to the week's news.

    Continuing the series in which writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    This week's guest writer is award-winning playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti.

    This week, the Scottish parliament debated a bill that could impose a minimum price on units of alcohol by the end of year.

    Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's play traces a week in the life of Jessica, a woman becoming unhealthily interested in the drinking habits of her cleaner.

    Jessica....Doon Mackichan

    Kerry....Eliza Caitlin Parkes

    Felix....Sam Dale

    Director: Abigail le Fleming

    ******************************************************

    Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti is an award-winning British Sikh writer and actress.

    She has written for the theatre, film, TV and radio.

    Her first play, Behsharam (Shameless), broke box office records when it played at Soho Theatre and the Birmingham Rep in 2001.

    Her play Behzti (Dishonour) was controversially cancelled by the Birmingham Rep after violent protests against the play.

    Her new play Behud (Beyond Belief) had a recent run at the Soho Theatre, London.

    0908 LAST20101218The return of the award-winning series FROM FACT TO FICTION - in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. This week poet Ian McMillan is in the hot seat. Producer - Gary Brown.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry andf prose.

    Each week we broadcast a 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch in the days leading up to transmission. It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    This breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far. They include: David Edgar, Amelia Bullmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Lin Coghlan, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti and A.L. Kennedy.

    FROM FACT TO FICTION presents writers with the opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Obermann, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Sally Hawkins and Kenneth Cranham.

    Poet Ian McMillan creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

    0908 LAST20101219Poet Ian McMillan creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.
    0908 LASTSolitudinem Faciunt Et Pacem Appellant2010061920100620Continuing the series in which writers respond to the week's news.

    In a week that saw the publication of the Saville Report into the Bloody Sunday shootings and Israel announced the setting up of an inquiry into the raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, one family is undergoing its own form of truth and reconciliation.

    In a fictional country, a retelling of the Salome story by prize-winning author and historian, Marina Warner.

    Mother - Adjoa Andoh

    Father - Anthony Calf

    Jess - Eloise Secker

    Director: Gemma Jenkins

    Author and social historian Marina Warner creates a fictional response to the week's news.

    1001Octopus's Garden By The Sea2010103020101031"With a new brand of austerity on the horizon and the notion of "social cleansing" in the air, playwright Lavinia Murray takes a bizarre look into the future.".

    1/8 Series in which writers create an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

    Producer - Pauline Harris.

    The return of the award-winning series FROM FACT TO FICTION - in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news.

    The form and content is entirely led by the news topic so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    Each week we broadcast a 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch in the days leading up to transmission.

    It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    This breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far.

    They include: David Edgar, Amelia Bullmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Lin Coghlan, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti and A.L.

    Kennedy.

    FROM FACT TO FICTION presents writers with the opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession.

    Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Obermann, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Sally Hawkins and Kenneth Cranham.

    FROM FACT TO FICTION returns to the airwaves on Radio 4 from Saturday 30th October 2010.

    Playwright Lavinia Murray creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

    1001Series 1020110430The return of the award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. A 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch during the week.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    The breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far. They include: David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpeet Kaur Bhatti, A.L. Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

    FF2F presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Anne-Marie Duff, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Ken Cranham, Brendan Coyle, Haydn Gwynne and Sally Hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

    A writer responds to a story in this week's news.

    1002Inside The Bonfire2010110620101107Poets Jo Shapcott and Paul Farley give an imaginative response to a story in the week's news

    The return of the award-winning series FROM FACT TO FICTION - in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news - producer Emma Harding.

    This week Poets Jo Shapcott and Paul Farley are in the hot seat.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news.

    The form and content is entirely led by the news topic so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    Each week we broadcast a 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch in the days leading up to transmission.

    It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    This breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far.

    They include: David Edgar, Amelia Bullmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April De Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Kwame Kwei-armah, Kate Mosse, Lin Coghlan, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti and A.L.

    Kennedy.

    FROM FACT TO FICTION presents writers with the opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession.

    Philip Glenister, Tracy-ann Obermann, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Alistair Mcgowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Sally Hawkins and Kenneth Cranham

    Poets Jo Shapcott & Paul Farley give an imaginative response to a story in the week's news

    1003Reform2010111320101114In response to planned changes to welfare provision announced this week, playwright Nell Leyshon examines the extent to which a big society can fill the gaps.

    Two years ago Lyn and Tom adopted a vulnerable four year old boy, tonight they must look again at what it means to be a family.

    LYN....Claire Rushbrook

    TOM....Nicholas Gleason

    Produced by Jeremy Mortimer and Ellie Bury

    NELL LEYSHON (writer)

    Nell Leyshon is an award-winning playwright who has written for radio and the stage.

    Her most recent stage play, Bedlam, was produced at Shakespeare's Globe theatre, in summer 2010.

    Her play Sons was broadcast on Radio 4 in 2009.

    Playwright Nell Leyshon creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

    1004House Arrest2010112020101121Novelist Will Self creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

    "What could be nicer than to draw the nets, pull the curtains to, turn up the log effect fire, switch on the telly and relax since you're compelled to stay at home.

    But now I understand, it's under house arrest - not home arrest."

    In his monologue, HOUSE ARREST, the novelist Will Self responds to a week of news that has reported the release of various individuals after periods of imprisonment.

    The narrator is holed up somewhere that is both familiar and strange.

    And surely his release, poised to happen any moment, marks the end of it all?

    Not really.

    1005Carnival2010112720101128
    1006The Galway Ghost20101204In the week of Ireland's bail out writer Lizzie Nunnery takes a look at how the economic dream turned sour.

    Declan Conway's life was good, spurred on by success he'd bought a stake in his very own horse -the Galway Ghost.

    Will Declan be a relic from his time or does he have a future?

    Declan Conway - Jonathan Forbes

    Producer - Pauline Harris

    10072010121120101212Linda Marshall Griffiths creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

    The return of the award-winning series FROM FACT TO FICTION - in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

    This week playwright Linda Marshall Griffiths is in the hot seat.

    Producer - Gary Brown.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news.

    The form and content is entirely led by the news topic so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    Each week we broadcast a 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch in the days leading up to transmission.

    It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    This breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far.

    They include: David Edgar, Amelia Bullmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April De Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Kwame Kwei-armah, Kate Mosse, Lin Coghlan, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti and A.L.

    Kennedy.

    FROM FACT TO FICTION presents writers with the opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession.

    Philip Glenister, Tracy-ann Obermann, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Alistair Mcgowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Sally Hawkins and Kenneth Cranham

    1008 LAST2010121820101219This week poet Ian Mcmillan is in the hot seat.

    Producer - Gary Brown.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news.

    The form and content is entirely led by the news topic so you can expect drama in a number of different guises, as well as poetry andf prose.

    Each week we broadcast a 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch in the days leading up to transmission.

    It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    This breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far.

    They include: David Edgar, Amelia Bullmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April De Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Kwame Kwei-armah, Kate Mosse, Lin Coghlan, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti and A.L.

    Kennedy.

    FROM FACT TO FICTION presents writers with the opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession.

    Philip Glenister, Tracy-ann Obermann, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Alistair Mcgowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Sally Hawkins and Kenneth Cranham

    1101Series 1020110501A writer responds to a story in this week's news.
    1101The Farewell2011043020110501Rebecca Lenkiewicz's play looks at two lives affected by the launch of Endeavour this week from Cape Kennedy.

    It concerns Cal, an offbeat space afficionado (Toby Jones) who lives in the Mojave desert as the busy space programme there enters a new era.

    Cal communes with Nadezhda (Dina Korzun), a true-life woman Russian astronaut, and in his imagination a close friend.

    She knows what this new development will mean for the hard-working astronauts involved...

  • cal...Toby Jones
  • directed by....peter kavanagh

    the return of the award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. a 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch during the week.

    to complement radio 4's news and current affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. the form and content is entirely led by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    it's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    the breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far. they include: david edgar, amelia bulmore, mark lawson, bonnie greer, laura solon, will self, alistair beaton, lemn sissay, april de angelis, rebecca lenkiewicz, adrian mitchell, stewart lee, john sergeant, jo shapcott, ian mcmillan, kwame kwei-armah, kate mosse, marina warner, gurpeet kaur bhatti, a.l. kennedy and lyn coghlan.

    ff2f presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a monday when an idea is selected through to friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    the high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. philip glenister, tracy-ann oberman, samuel west, david soul, henry goodman, anne-marie duff, alistair mcgowan, robert bathurst, stephen mangan, ken cranham, brendan coyle, haydn gwynne and sally hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

    a writer responds to a story in this week's news

  • nadezhda...dina lorzun

  • 1102In Order Of Preference2011050720110508By Hugh Costello.

    Paul Weeks is a "NO" man - he thinks AV is expensive and flawed and not the British way.

    In the week of Bin Laden's killing, he finds the AV referendum an embarrassing sideshow.

    But his wife, Sophie, has been actively campaigning for a YES vote, with a vigour that has surprised Paul.

    Now, as polling day arrives, and as the fault lines are exposed in the coalition's fa瀀ade of unity, Paul and Sophie's marriage also starts to unravel.

    Does Sophie's passion for change have as much to do with their relationship as with electoral reform..?

    1102Series 1020110508
    1103Artefacts2011051420110515by Christopher William Hill

    Kirsten and Patrick have very different opinions about how Osama Bin Laden should be represented in an exhibition.

    Kirsten - Madeleine Potter

    Patrick - Christopher Naylor

    Akif - Adeel Akhtar

    Director: Mary Peate

    1103Series 1020110515
    1104Belgian Waffle2011052120110522In the week that Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as head of the IMF - following his arrest on sexual assault charges - award-winning novelist Lionel Shriver (We Need To Talk About Kevin, So Much For That) imagines the reaction of a Brussels-based bureaucrat - and his no-nonsense wife.

    Belgian Waffle" by Lionel Shriver

    Cast:

    Rupert...

    Alex Jennings

    Fiona...

    Anna Chancellor

    Produced by Emma Harding

    1104Series 1020110522
    1105Series 10, Superinjunctions20110529In the week that the controversy over super-injunctions reached absurdist heights, comedian and writer David Baddiel, takes a satirical look at privacy, press freedom and the power of the internet. 'Superinjunctions' charts the whirlwind of events that's unleashed by one man's attempts to protect his privacy.

    Performed by:... Lucy Montgomery, Peter Polycarpou, Sean Baker, Alan Raglan, Susie Riddell and David Baddiel.

    Directed by:... James Robinson.

    Writer and comedian David Baddiel responds to the issue of super-injunctions.

    1105Superinjunctions2011052820110529In the week that the controversy over super-injunctions reached absurdist heights, comedian and writer David Baddiel, takes a satirical look at privacy, press freedom and the power of the internet.

    'Superinjunctions' charts the whirlwind of events that's unleashed by one man's attempts to protect his privacy.

    Performed by:...

  • directed by....:

  • james robinson
  • lucy montgomery, peter polycarpou, sean baker, alan raglan, susie riddell and David Baddiel

  • 1106Series 1020110605With the governance of international football being so much in the news this week, Ed Jones takes a look at how morality plays out at a more local level. Two football dads meet over a pint and discuss their lads.

    Jonah....Greg Wood

    Robbie...Will Ash

    Director Gary Brown

    The return of the award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. A 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch during the week.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    FF2F presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    Writer Ed Jones' take on the ethics of football.

    1106Winners And Losers2011060420110605With the governance of international football being so much in the news this week, Ed Jones takes a look at how morality plays out at a more local level.

    Two football dads meet over a pint and discuss their lads.

    Jonah....Greg Wood

    Robbie...Will Ash

    Director Gary Brown

    1107Series 1020110612
    1107The City Is At Standstill2011061120110612In the week that the Prime Minister said that he would welcome cross-party talks on funding care for the elderly, playwright Nick Payne looks at the preparations taking place this weekend for a very special birthday party.

    Cast:

    Donald - John Rowe

    Robin - Carl Prekopp

    Amy - Alex Tregear

    Mum - Elaine Claxton

    Dad - Gerard McDermott

    Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

    Production Co-ordinators: Emma Hearn and Matilda James

    Studio Managers: Mike Etherden and Victoria Kent

    Editor: Mike Etherden

    Executive Producer: Sally Avens

    1108 LASTSeries 1020110619
    1108 LASTThe Gotcha Moment2011061820110619
    1201A Greek Proposal2012060220120603
    20120603 (R4)
    Writer Lou Ramsden responds to the news of the recent sharp boom in Greek holidays.

    A Greek Proposal by Lou Ramsden

    In a week which has seen bookings of Greek holidays soar despite the unstable financial situation, writer Lou Ramsden takes a humorous look at how up-tight Euan Clarke tries to turn a cheap holiday to Kos to his advantage by proposing to his unsuspecting girlfriend.

    Performed by: Stephen Hoyle, Sarah McDonald Hughes and Jon Lolis. With music performed by Dimitri Vatikiotis and Paschal Paschalis.

    Directed by... Charlotte Riches.

    Writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

    1201Series 112012011420120115The return of the award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. Snoo Wilson begins with a topical drama inspired by a story making the headlines.

    Produced by Peter Kavanagh

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    This is the 12th series and the sheer breadth of approach is reflected in the range of writers who have participated so far. They include: Lionel Shriver, David Baddiel, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A.L.Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

    From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Anne-Marie Duff, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Ken Cranham, Brendan Coyle, Haydn Gwynne and Sally Hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

    The return of the drama series in which a writer responds to a story in this week's news.

    Produced by Peter Kavanagh.

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    1201Series 1120120115The return of the drama series in which a writer responds to a story in this week's news.
    12022012060920120610
    20120610 (R4)
    Andrew Martin writes a fictional response to this week's news
    1202Pandamonium2012012120120122This week award winning writer Peter Souter takes on the headlines and tackles the devolution debate.

    We view Scotland's fight for independence from the perspective of two new and rather unusual Edinburgh residents.

    Sweetie....Juliet Stevenson

    Sunshine....Tim McInnerny

    Producer - Helen Perry.

    1202Series 1120120122Peter Souter takes on the challenge of creating a fictional response to the week's news.
    12032012061620120617Writers create a fictional response to the week's news.
    1203Mongrel2012012820120129In his tale, Mongrel, the novelist Adam Thorpe takes as his starting point the story of two dogs that have shot to prominence this last week. One dog is bound for international stardom and one is on a decidedly different course, aided and abetted by his hopeful owner, Fay. Then, in the world at large, men and women in suits gather in Switzerland to discuss our current economic hardships...

    The reader is Hannah Waterman

    Producer Duncan Minshull

    1203Series 1120120129Adam Thorpe takes on the challenge of creating a fictional response to the week's news.
    12042012062320120624Novelist and playwright Deborah Levy responds to the week's news with a new drama.

    The return of the award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. A 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch during the week.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    Now in it's seventh year the sheer breadth of approach is reflected in the range of writers who have participated so far. They include: Lou Ramsden, Andrew Martin, Lionel Shriver, David Baddiel, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A.L.Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

    From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Anne-Marie Duff, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Ken Cranham, Brendan Coyle, Haydn Gwynne and Sally Hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

    1204Series 1120120205
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    12052012063020120701Oliver Emanuel creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

    Playwright Oliver Emanuel creates an imaginative response to a story from this week's news as the award-winning series returns.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic.

    From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    1205Series 1120120212Drama series in which a writer responds to a story in the week's news.
    1205We Are Watching Something Terrible Happening2012021120120212
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    1206The Warrah2012021820120219
    1207Series 1120120226Award-winning writer John Godber's drama is inspired by a story in this week's news.
    1207Surface To Air2012071420120715Continuing the series in which writers make an imaginative response to a story that’s been making the headlines.

    In the week in which residents of a London tower block lost their High Court battle to prevent surface-to-air missiles being stationed on their roof, two poets – W N Herbert and Clare Pollard imagine the residents of a fictional tower block, with a missile on the roof.

    A soldier sent to man the missile considers his role in defending all that the Olympics stand for.

    CAST

    The Soldier....Sam Troughton

    The Student/ Somalian Woman....Amaka Okafor

    The Cockney/ The Pensioner/ Mr Nutler....Robert Blythe

    The Mother....Christine Absalom

    Produced by Emma Harding

    About the authors: W.N. Herbert was born in Dundee and writes both in English and Scots. His collections include 'Forked Tongue', 'Cabaret McGonagall', 'Bad Shaman Blues' and 'Omnesia' (all published by Bloodaxe). He has recently co-edited 'Jade Ladder: Contemporary Chinese Poetry' (Bloodaxe Books, 2012) with Yang Lian. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

    Clare Pollard was born in Bolton and has published four collections with Bloodaxe: 'The Heavy-Petting Zoo', which she wrote while still at school, 'Bedtime', 'Look, Clare! Look!' and most recently, 'Changeling', which is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Her first play The Weather (Faber, 2004) premièred at the Royal Court Theatre. Her documentary for radio, My Male Muse (2007), was a Radio 4 Pick of the Year, and she is a Royal Literary Fund Literary Fellow at Essex University.

    Poets W N Herbert and Clare Pollard react in verse to a recent story, as part of the series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

    1207 LAST2012022520120226John Godber creates a fictional response to the news in this award-winning series.
    1208 LASTLike Maria2012072120120722Writer Kate Clanchy imagines one child's remarkable school report.

    In a week when the school year ends, and the government's Troubled Families Team reports on funding for interventions with problem families, the award-winning writer Kate Clanchy imagines one child's last day of term.

    The Deputy Head - Philip Jackson

    The Teacher - Sarah Smart

    The Teaching Assistant - Tina Gray

    Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting

    As well as being one of Britain's leading contemporary poets, Kate Clanchy has won the BBC National Short Story Competition, and written ten plays for radio. Her political memoir 'Antigona and Me' was dramatised on radio as 'What Is She Doing Here?', and her novel, 'Meeting The English', will be published in 2013.

    Writer Kate Clanchy creates a fictional response to the week's news.

    As well as being one of Britain's leading contemporary poets whose collections SAMARKAND, SLATTERN and NEWBORN have won numerous literary awards, Kate Clanchy won the BBC National Short Story Competition in 2009, with THE NOT-DEAD AND THE SAVED, and has written ten plays for radio, most recently the mordant ICED, A NURSERY TALE, MENACE, OTHER MOTHERS and a new adaptation of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's MONEY, directed by Samuel West. Her political memoir ANTIGONA AND ME was dramatised on radio as WHAT IS SHE DOING HERE?, and she presented CHILDREN OF THE WHITSUN WEDDINGS with the poet Paul Farley for Radio 3. Her novel, MEETING THE ENGLISH, will be published in 2013 by Picador.

    13012012121520121216Topical drama by award-winning playwright Ali Taylor.

    Topical drama by award-winning playwright, Ali Taylor, marks the return of the series in which writers respond to a major story from the week's news.

    Producer: Gemma Jenkins.

    1301A Greek Proposal20120602by Lou Ramsden

    In a week which has seen bookings of Greek holidays soar despite the unstable financial situation, writer Lou Ramsden takes a humorous look at how up-tight Euan Clarke tries to turn a cheap holiday to Kos to his advantage by proposing to his unsuspecting girlfriend.

    Performed by:... Stephen Hoyle, Sarah McDonald Hughes and Jon Lolis. With music performed by Dimitri Vatikiotis and Paschal Paschalis.

    Directed by... Charlotte Riches.

    130220120609Andrew Martin writes a fictional response to this week's news
    13022012122220121223Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to the week's news.
    1303Dead End2012122920121230By John Godber. Two gravediggers contemplate the year's news. Are we in for a triple dip?

    Gravediggers Keith and Hugo (Dicken Ashworth and Freddie Fox) return to contemplate money, and the lack of it, in John Godber's drama 'Dead End'.

    Are we in for a triple dip? And what about the fiscal cliff? How to bridge the north/south divide? The conversation takes a philosophical turn as two gravediggers labour with their spades in a graveyard not far from the Humber Bridge.

    Hugo may be from Windsor but he has to work through his Christmas break from Hull University to earn enough money to keep him in chicken and pesto bagels. Keith has been grave-digging for years. He's a plain cheese and pickle man and he doesn't think much of the southern softie who's just here for the holidays. But they have more in common than they think.

    Background: John Godber is one of the most performed playwrights in English and has won many awards for his work on stage, film and television. He revisits the characters and setting he first created for 'From Fact to Fiction' in February 2012, when the new 'Sun on Sunday' newspaper was about to launch.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Anne-Marie Duff, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Ken Cranham, Brendan Coyle, Haydn Gwynne and Sally Hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

    Writer...John Godber

    Keith...Dicken Ashworth

    Hugo...Freddie Fox

    Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.

    1303Heroes20120616Eoin McNamee's drama responds to clashes both on and off the pitch in the Euro 2012 championship.
    1304The Dangers Of Extreme Cheerfulness2012062320120624Novelist and playwright Deborah Levy responds to the week's news with a new drama.

    The return of the award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. A 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch during the week.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    Now in it's seventh year the sheer breadth of approach is reflected in the range of writers who have participated so far. They include: Lou Ramsden, Andrew Martin, Lionel Shriver, David Baddiel, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A.L.Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

    From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Anne-Marie Duff, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Ken Cranham, Brendan Coyle, Haydn Gwynne and Sally Hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

    1305The Day The Music Died2013011220130113

    Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to the news.

    1305Thirteen Minutes In Cairo2012063020120701Oliver Emanuel creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

    Playwright Oliver Emanuel creates an imaginative response to a story from this week's news as the award-winning series returns.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic.

    From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    Playwright Oliver Emanuel explores the dramatic impact of the election of Mohammed Mursi on an Egyptian family.

    13062013011920130120Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to the news.

    Playwright Louise Ironside creates an imaginative response to a story from this week's news as the award-winning series continues.

    In a week when trust is under scrutiny - from Lance Armstrong baring his soul to Oprah, our relationship with Europe, and working out which weather forecast to believe, - a self-employed psychic needs to finish her tax return before the deadline.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic.

    From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    Snow and Mirrors

    by Louise Ironside

    Cast:

    Angela....Claire Knight

    David....Jimmy Chisolm

    Producer/Director....David Ian Neville.

    1306A Delicate Lie2012070720120708Lemn Sissay, one of the official poets at the London Olympics, responds to the recent banking scandal with a short drama about two bankers trying to enjoy a day out at Wimbledon.
    1307Surface To Air2012071420120715Poets W N Herbert and Clare Pollard respond to this week's news story about the residents of a London tower block, who lost their High Court battle to prevent missiles being stationed on their roof.

    Poets W N Herbert and Clare Pollard react in verse to a recent story, as part of the series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

    Produced by Emma Harding

    About the authors: W.N. Herbert was born in Dundee and writes both in English and Scots. His collections include 'Forked Tongue', 'Cabaret McGonagall', 'Bad Shaman Blues' and 'Omnesia' (all published by Bloodaxe). He has recently co-edited 'Jade Ladder: Contemporary Chinese Poetry' (Bloodaxe Books, 2012) with Yang Lian. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

    Clare Pollard was born in Bolton and has published four collections with Bloodaxe: 'The Heavy-Petting Zoo', which she wrote while still at school, 'Bedtime', 'Look, Clare! Look!' and most recently, 'Changeling', which is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Her first play The Weather (Faber, 2004) premièred at the Royal Court Theatre. Her documentary for radio, My Male Muse (2007), was a Radio 4 Pick of the Year, and she is a Royal Literary Fund Literary Fellow at Essex University.

    Continuing the series in which writers make an imaginative response to a story that’s been making the headlines.

    In the week in which residents of a London tower block lost their High Court battle to prevent surface-to-air missiles being stationed on their roof, two poets – W N Herbert and Clare Pollard imagine the residents of a fictional tower block, with a missile on the roof.

    A soldier sent to man the missile considers his role in defending all that the Olympics stand for.

    CAST

    The Soldier....Sam Troughton

    The Student/ Somalian Woman....Amaka Okafor

    The Cockney/ The Pensioner/ Mr Nutler....Robert Blythe

    The Mother....Christine Absalom

    1307The Cold Cold Snow2013012620130127In a week of wintry weather Cath Staincliffe imagines a world where the snow never stops.

    The Cold Cold Snow

    by Cath Staincliffe

    In a week where heavy snow has reportedly heightened the threat of a triple dip recession and the BBC launches a season of programmes celebrating the work of George Orwell, Cath Staincliffe's thriller imagines an alternative world where the snow never stops.

    ... Sarah Belcher

    ... Stephen Hoyle

    ... Kate Coogan

    Directed by Sharon Sephton.

    1308 LAST2013020220130203Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to the news.
    1308 LASTLike Maria2012072120120722Kate Clanchy imagines one child's remarkable school report.

    Writer Kate Clanchy creates a fictional response to the week's news.

    As well as being one of Britain's leading contemporary poets whose collections SAMARKAND, SLATTERN and NEWBORN have won numerous literary awards, Kate Clanchy won the BBC National Short Story Competition in 2009, with THE NOT-DEAD AND THE SAVED, and has written ten plays for radio, most recently the mordant ICED, A NURSERY TALE, MENACE, OTHER MOTHERS and a new adaptation of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's MONEY, directed by Samuel West. Her political memoir ANTIGONA AND ME was dramatised on radio as WHAT IS SHE DOING HERE?, and she presented CHILDREN OF THE WHITSUN WEDDINGS with the poet Paul Farley for Radio 3. Her novel, MEETING THE ENGLISH, will be published in 2013 by Picador.

    Writer Kate Clanchy imagines one child's remarkable school report.

    In a week when the school year ends, and the government's Troubled Families Team reports on funding for interventions with problem families, the award-winning writer Kate Clanchy imagines one child's last day of term.

    The Deputy Head - Philip Jackson

    The Teacher - Sarah Smart

    The Teaching Assistant - Tina Gray

    Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting

    As well as being one of Britain's leading contemporary poets, Kate Clanchy has won the BBC National Short Story Competition, and written ten plays for radio. Her political memoir 'Antigona and Me' was dramatised on radio as 'What Is She Doing Here?', and her novel, 'Meeting The English', will be published in 2013.

    1401Love And Honour2012121520121216Topical drama by award-winning playwright Ali Taylor.

    Topical drama by award-winning playwright, Ali Taylor, marks the return of the series in which writers respond to a major story from the week's news.

    Producer: Gemma Jenkins

    In the week the government announced plans to legislate on same-sex marriages, Lyn and Steff embark on an audacious undertaking to pledge their love for each other.

    1401Tomb With A View2013051820130519As tensions again simmer over Europe, Sandi Toksvig imagines the effect on one UK family.

    In the week in which the Eurovision Song Contest returns to its spiritual home in Sweden, and tensions simmer once again over Britain's future role in Europe, Sandi Toksvig imagines the fight for independence within one UK family.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, this award-winning weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. Writers who have participated so far include: Lionel Shriver, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A. L. Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

    Performed by Sheila Hancock

    Directed by Justine Willett.

    14022012122220121223Topical drama. In a week in which the world has been trying to come to terms with events in Connecticut, writer Joe Dunthorne gives the perspective of a family in South Wales.
    14022013052520130526Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz gives an imaginative response to a story in this week's news.

    This week playwright Sebastian Baczkiewicz is in the hot seat. He'll give a fictional response to a story from the week's news.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, this weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    Writers who have participated so far include: Lionel Shriver, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A.L. Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

    Producer: Helen Perry.

    14032013060120130602Chris Dolan creates a 15-minute standalone drama in response to the week's news.

    Playwright and novelist Chris Dolan creates an imaginative response to a story from this week's news as the award-winning series returns.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic.

    From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    1403Dead End2012122920121230
    14042013060820130609Writer and actress Katy Wix creates a fictional response to a story from the week's news.

    Writer and actress Katy Wix creates a fictional response to the week's news. A 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch during the week.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    The breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far. They include: David Edgar, Amelia Bullmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpeet Kaur Bhatti, A.L. Kennedy and Lin Coghlan.

    FF2F presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Anne-Marie Duff, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Ken Cranham, Brendan Coyle, Haydn Gwynne and Sally Hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

    Comedy actress Katy Wix is probably best known as Tim Vine's ditzy girlfriend Daisy in BBC One sitcom, Not Going Out, or as Rhiannon Davies in Torchwood. She was also a regular cast member in Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder for ITV, and has appeared in Extras, Time Trumpet and Miranda. Katy is also in a surreal double-act with Anna Crilly, originally called Penny Spubb, but now simply Anna And Katy. They have performed at Edinburgh three times, and made a pilot for Radio 2. Anna and Katy was commissioned a series by Channel 4 and was first broadcast March 2013.

    Producer: Polly Thomas

    Production Co-ordinator: Scott Handcock

    BBC Radio Drama, Wales/Cymru.

    1404Zoo Trips2013010520130106Award-winning writer A L Kennedy creates a fictional response to the week's news, in the week in which survivors from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary return to school.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    Writer: A L Kennedy is the acclaimed author of six novels, two books of non-fiction, and five collections of short stories. Her novel, Day, was the Costa Book of the Year, and her latest novel, The Blue Book, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won many prizes including the Lannan Literary Award, the Austrian State Prize for European Literature, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Encore Award and the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award. She is also well known for her stand-up comedy.

    Produced by Justine Willett

    Written and read by A L Kennedy

    Award-winning writer AL Kennedy responds as the Sandy Hook Elementary survivors return.

    Award-winning writer A L Kennedy creates a fictional response to the week's news, in the week in which survivors from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary return to school.

    Writer: A L Kennedy is the acclaimed author of six novels, two books of non-fiction, and five collections of short stories. Her novel, Day, was the Costa Book of the Year, and her latest novel, The Blue Book, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won many prizes including the Lannan Literary Award, the Austrian State Prize for European Literature, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Encore Award and the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award. She is also well known for her stand-up comedy.

    Produced by Justine Willett

    Written and read by A L Kennedy.

    1405Nothing To Fear2013061520130616Is there a spy in your laptop? Edson Burton's thriller explores the use of Prism.

    Is there a spy in your laptop? Edson Burton's thriller explores how national security agencies and terrorists might exploit an information system like Prism.

    1405The Day The Music Died2013011220130113Samantha Bond stars as a mother forced to confront the horrors of child sex abuse. Peter Jukes's drama responds to the hundreds of crimes reported to the Savile Investigation.

    14062013011920130120Playwright Louise Ironside creates an imaginative response to a story from this week's news as the award-winning series continues.

    In a week when trust is under scrutiny - from Lance Armstrong baring his soul to Oprah, our relationship with Europe, and working out which weather forecast to believe, - a self-employed psychic needs to finish her tax return before the deadline.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic.

    From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    Snow and Mirrors

    by Louise Ironside

    Cast:

    Angela....Claire Knight

    David....Jimmy Chisolm

    Producer/Director....David Ian Neville.

    Topical drama by Louise Ironside. In a week when trust is under scrutiny - Lance Armstrong, Europe, weather forecasts - a self-employed psychic needs to finish her tax return.

    1406Something To Declare2013062220130623In the week when world leaders at the G8 pledged to make international tax affairs more transparent, performance poets Kate Fox and Salena Godden take a satirical look at that stuff which makes the world go around.

    Kate Fox is a Northern poet and performer who is used to speedy turnarounds for commissions. She's about to be online Poet in Residence for the Glastonbury Festival and has also been Poet in Residence for the Great North Run and regularly for Radio 4's Saturday Live since 2007. Her one woman comedy "Good Breeding" about the choice not to have children will be at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. She's performed previous one woman shows about the news, autism and running, at events including South Bank's Imagine Festival, Ilkley Literature Festival and the National Autistic Society Professional Conference. Her work has been commissioned by Radio 3's The Verb, BBC 2's Daily Politics Show, Radio 2's Grimm Up North and many others. Her new and selected poetry collection "Fox Populi" was published earlier this year by Smokestack Books. She originally trained as a radio journalist and her first story to be broadcast nationally involved a dead frog found trapped in a bag of lettuce in Whitley Bay...

    Salena Godden is described as 'The doyenne of the spoken word scene' (Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 3's The Verb); 'The Mae West madam of the salon' (The Sunday Times) and as 'everything the Daily Mail is terrified of' (Kerrang! Magazine). She writes and performs poetry, fiction, memoir, radio drama and lyrics. Her most recent book of poems, "Under the Pier", was published by Nasty Little Press in 2011. She's also known as The General of The Book Club Boutique, London's louchest literary salon, and as lead singer and lyricist of SaltPeter, alongside composer Peter Coyte.

    She has appeared on radio as a guest on Woman's Hour, The Verb, Bespoken Word and resident poet on R4's Saturday Live. Most recently she wrote and presented a documentary, "Stir it Up! - 50 Years of Writing Jamaica" for BBC Radio 4 in 2012 with award-winning producer Rebecca Maxted. This programme included excerpts from Salena's literary memoir "Springfield Road", which is being published by Unbound (it's crowd funded publishing, please visit unbound.co.uk).

    Performed by Kate Fox, Salena Godden and David Seddon.

    Poets Kate Fox and Salena Godden with a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    Poets Kate Fox and Salena Godden create a fictional response to a major story from this week's news.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news, in a 15-minute stand-alone story created from scratch during the week. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic, and can come in many guises - drama, poetry and prose.

    It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    The breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far. They include: David Edgar, Amelia Bullmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpeet Kaur Bhatti, A.L. Kennedy and Lin Coghlan.

    FF2F presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    www.katefox.co.uk

    http://www.salenagodden.com/.

    1407The Cleansing2013062920130630Disgraced managers and corrupt executives face their retribution in a reality TV show.

    The Cleansing

    by Martin Jameson

    With recent allegations of institutional corruption and cover-ups, Martin Jameson creates a parallel world set in the near future, in which disgraced managers and executives face their retribution in a reality tv show. Tonight, however, Paul has escaped and is hiding in Kylie's house.

    1407The Cold Cold Snow2013012620130127by Cath Staincliffe

    In a week where heavy snow has reportedly heightened the threat of a triple dip recession and the BBC launches a season of programmes celebrating the work of George Orwell, Cath Staincliffe's thriller imagines an alternative world where the snow never stops.

    Sarah Belcher

    Stephen Hoyle

    Kate Coogan

    Directed by Sharon Sephton.

    In a week of wintry weather Cath Staincliffe imagines a world where the snow never stops.

    The Cold Cold Snow

    1408 LAST2013070620130707Topical drama by writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli.

    Fast turn-around drama by writer and broadcaster, Hardeep Singh Kohli. This award-winning series sees writers create a fictional response to a major story from the week's news.

    1408 LASTOne Needs Me Time2013020220130203Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced her abdication this week. Novelist Terence Blacker imagines how another monarch might respond to this news.
    1501Changeable2014011120140112

    A fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, this award-winning weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. Writers who have participated so far include: Lionel Shriver, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A. L. Kennedy and Sandi Toksvig.

    Produced by Tracey Neale.

    1501Tomb With A View2013051820130519As tensions again simmer over Europe, Sandi Toksvig imagines the effect on one UK family.

    In the week in which the Eurovision Song Contest returns to its spiritual home in Sweden, and tensions simmer once again over Britain's future role in Europe, Sandi Toksvig imagines the fight for independence within one UK family.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, this award-winning weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. Writers who have participated so far include: Lionel Shriver, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A. L. Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

    Performed by Sheila Hancock

    Directed by Justine Willett

    1502A Severe Case Of The Blues2014011820140119

    Writers create a fictional response to a major story from the week's news.

    1502The Woods2013052520130526Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz gives an imaginative response to a story in this week's news.

    This week playwright Sebastian Baczkiewicz is in the hot seat. He'll give a fictional response to a story from the week's news.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, this weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    Writers who have participated so far include: Lionel Shriver, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A.L. Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

    Producer: Helen Perry

    15032013060120130602Chris Dolan creates a 15-minute standalone drama in response to the week's news.

    Playwright and novelist Chris Dolan creates an imaginative response to a story from this week's news as the award-winning series returns.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic.

    From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    1503Sorry For Nothing2014012520140126From Fact to Fiction -

    Sorry for Nothing

    by Fiona Evans

    A dramatic response to a story in the week's news. After a week in which the Lib-Dem's internal dispute over Lord Rennard's refusal to apologise for misconducts has spiralled, writer Fiona Evans takes us back to primary school, and to four newly elected candidates of the school council.

    Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris.

    Fiona Evans takes us back to primary school, and to four new school council candidates.

    Writers create a fictional response to a major story from the week's news.

    1504Half A Tomato2013060820130609Writer and actress Katy Wix creates a fictional response to a story from the week's news.

    Writer and actress Katy Wix creates a fictional response to the week's news. A 15 minute stand-alone drama created from scratch during the week.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    It's uniquely radio - an instant reaction to the mood of the moment - a concept impossible to imagine in any other medium.

    The breadth of approach is echoed in the range of writers that have participated so far. They include: David Edgar, Amelia Bullmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpeet Kaur Bhatti, A.L. Kennedy and Lin Coghlan.

    FF2F presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    The high-profile series also attracts big names from the acting profession. Philip Glenister, Tracy-ann Oberman, Samuel West, David Soul, Henry Goodman, Anne-marie Duff, Alistair McGowan, Robert Bathurst, Stephen Mangan, Ken Cranham, Brendan Coyle, Haydn Gwynne and Sally Hawkins are just some of the names who have featured so far.

    Comedy actress Katy Wix is probably best known as Tim Vine's ditzy girlfriend Daisy in BBC One sitcom, Not Going Out, or as Rhiannon Davies in Torchwood. She was also a regular cast member in Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder for ITV, and has appeared in Extras, Time Trumpet and Miranda. Katy is also in a surreal double-act with Anna Crilly, originally called Penny Spubb, but now simply Anna And Katy. They have performed at Edinburgh three times, and made a pilot for Radio 2. Anna and Katy was commissioned a series by Channel 4 and was first broadcast March 2013.

    Producer: Polly Thomas

    Production Co-ordinator: Scott Handcock

    BBC Radio Drama, Wales/Cymru.

    1504Morning2014020120140202

    Topical drama by dramatist and author Steve Waters.

    Fast turn-around drama by dramatist and author, Steve Waters. This award-winning series sees writers create a fictional response to a major story from the week's news.

    Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

    15052014020820140209Writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

    1505Nothing To Fear2013061520130616
    1506Sochi - Living The Dream2014021520140216By Lloyd Peters. What will young British competitor Chris find in the new Russia?

    From Fact to Fiction

    The award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. This week comedy writer Lloyd Peters gives his take on the Winter Olympics.

    Sochi - Living the Dream by Lloyd Peters

    Chris is a young British competitor in the Sochi Winter Olympics. She is mega excited to be there and experience the new Russia. But what will she find there?

    Director/Producer Gary Brown.

    1506Something To Declare2013062220130623In the week when world leaders at the G8 pledged to make international tax affairs more transparent, performance poets Kate Fox and Salena Godden take a satirical look at that stuff which makes the world go around.

    Kate Fox is a Northern poet and performer who is used to speedy turnarounds for commissions. She's about to be online Poet in Residence for the Glastonbury Festival and has also been Poet in Residence for the Great North Run and regularly for Radio 4's Saturday Live since 2007. Her one woman comedy ""Good Breeding"" about the choice not to have children will be at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. She's performed previous one woman shows about the news, autism and running, at events including South Bank's Imagine Festival, Ilkley Literature Festival and the National Autistic Society Professional Conference. Her work has been commissioned by Radio 3's The Verb, BBC 2's Daily Politics Show, Radio 2's Grimm Up North and many others. Her new and selected poetry collection ""Fox Populi"" was published earlier this year by Smokestack Books. She originally trained as a radio journalist and her first story to be broadcast nationally involved a dead frog found trapped in a bag of lettuce in Whitley Bay...

    Salena Godden is described as 'The doyenne of the spoken word scene' (Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 3's The Verb); 'The Mae West madam of the salon' (The Sunday Times) and as 'everything the Daily Mail is terrified of' (Kerrang! Magazine). She writes and performs poetry, fiction, memoir, radio drama and lyrics. Her most recent book of poems, ""Under the Pier"", was published by Nasty Little Press in 2011. She's also known as The General of The Book Club Boutique, London's louchest literary salon, and as lead singer and lyricist of SaltPeter, alongside composer Peter Coyte.

    She has appeared on radio as a guest on Woman's Hour, The Verb, Bespoken Word and resident poet on R4's Saturday Live. Most recently she wrote and presented a documentary, ""Stir it Up! - 50 Years of Writing Jamaica"" for BBC Radio 4 in 2012 with award-winning producer Rebecca Maxted. This programme included excerpts from Salena's literary memoir ""Springfield Road"", which is being published by Unbound (it's crowd funded publishing, please visit unbound.co.uk).

    Performed by Kate Fox, Salena Godden and David Seddon

    1507The Cleansing2013062920130630Disgraced managers and corrupt executives face their retribution in a reality TV show.

    by Martin Jameson

    With recent allegations of institutional corruption and cover-ups, Martin Jameson creates a parallel world set in the near future, in which disgraced managers and executives face their retribution in a reality tv show. Tonight, however, Paul has escaped and is hiding in Kylie's house.

    1507The Lonely Passion Of Judith Mccrudden2014022220140223By Lucy Caldwell. An elderly woman finds herself considering what her life is really worth

    The award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. In a week which has seen debate around a possible 'fair innings approach' to the allocation of drugs to patients dependent on criteria of 'wider social benefit', and in which scientists warned that loneliness in old age is twice as bad for your health as obesity, Lucy Caldwell takes a look at the things we value most in life and how we in turn are valued.

    The Lonely Passion of Judith McCrudden

    An elderly woman finds herself considering what her life is really worth.

    Novelist and dramatist, Lucy Caldwell is the author of three novels, 'Where They Were Missed' (2006), 'The Meeting Point' (2011), which was awarded the Dylan Thomas Prize, and 'All the Beggars Riding' (2013), chosen for Belfast's and Derry's One City One Book initiative. Lucy's stage plays ('Leaves', 'Guardians', 'Notes to Future Self') and radio dramas ('Girl From Mars', 'Avenues of Eternal Peace', 'Witch Week', 'The Watcher on the Wall') have won awards including the George Devine Award and the Imison Award. In 2011 she was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for her body of work to date.

    1508 LASTDesperately Seeking Snowden2013070620130707Fast turn-around drama by writer and broadcaster, Hardeep Singh Kohli. This award-winning series sees writers create a fictional response to a major story from the week's news.

    Topical drama by writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli

    A down-at-heel journalist gets a lucky break when he bonds with a fellow traveller.

    16012014051720140518Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    1601Changeable2014011120140112

    A fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, this award-winning weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. Writers who have participated so far include: Lionel Shriver, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A. L. Kennedy and Sandi Toksvig.

    Produced by Tracey Neale.

    16022014011820140119

    Writers create a fictional response to a major story from the week's news.

    16022014052420140525Novelist Will Self creates a fictional response to a story in this week's news.

    In light of elections this week for the European parliament and for a Ukrainian president, novelist Will Self imagines a country called Anhedonia, where its new First Minister is about to address citizens on the vexing questions of neighbours Diplopia and Beluga, and on matters of culture, tradition and the country's sense of 'pride'.

    First Minister - Will Self

    Producer Duncan Minshull.

    1603Sorry For Nothing2014012520140126

    Fiona Evans takes us back to primary school, and to four new school council candidates.

    From Fact to Fiction -

    Sorry for Nothing

    by Fiona Evans

    A dramatic response to a story in the week's news. After a week in which the Lib-Dem's internal dispute over Lord Rennard's refusal to apologise for misconducts has spiralled, writer Fiona Evans takes us back to primary school, and to four newly elected candidates of the school council.

    Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris.

    16042014020120140202

    Topical drama by dramatist and author Steve Waters.

    Fast turn-around drama by dramatist and author, Steve Waters. This award-winning series sees writers create a fictional response to a major story from the week's news.

    Produced by Gemma Jenkins

    16042014060720140608The Other Woman

    By Christopher Reason

    Award winning series in which a writer creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news

    With allegations of corruption in the Qatar bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2022, Christopher Reason responds with a light hearted drama about a man has to go for psychiatric treatment to overcome his obsession with football, or lose the girl. But it's the run up to the World Cup, and so in promising his girlfriend he'll do his utmost to reform, he devises a way to deceive her.

    The award-winning series in which writers are asked to create a fictional response to a story making the headlines in the week of broadcast.

    16052014061420140615By John Godber. A pair of Yorkshire gravediggers discuss a story in this week's news.

    by John Godber. Two Yorkshire gravediggers discuss a story in this week's news. Starring Dicken Ashworth.

    Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.

    1605God's Bidding2014020820140209

    Writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

    1606Alligators And Warm Beer2014062120140622Writer Clara Glynn creates a dramatic response to a story in the week's news.

    Ara's desperate to swot up on what it means to be British, to pass the citizenship test but the village library has been closed down and she has no access to a computer. Help is on hand thanks to Lady Rose, but is this a random act of kindness or does she have another agenda?

    Producer: David Ian Neville.

    Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    The award-winning series in which writers are asked to create a fictional response to a story making the headlines in the week of broadcast.

    1606Sochi - Living The Dream2014021520140216

    By Lloyd Peters. What will young British competitor Chris find in the new Russia?

    From Fact to Fiction

    The award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. This week comedy writer Lloyd Peters gives his take on the Winter Olympics.

    Sochi - Living the Dream by Lloyd Peters

    Chris is a young British competitor in the Sochi Winter Olympics. She is mega excited to be there and experience the new Russia. But what will she find there?

    Director/Producer Gary Brown.

    16072014062820140629Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    The award-winning series in which writers are asked to create a fictional response to a story making the headlines in the week of broadcast.

    1607The Lonely Passion Of Judith Mccrudden2014022220140223

    By Lucy Caldwell. An elderly woman finds herself considering what her life is really worth

    The award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. In a week which has seen debate around a possible 'fair innings approach' to the allocation of drugs to patients dependent on criteria of 'wider social benefit', and in which scientists warned that loneliness in old age is twice as bad for your health as obesity, Lucy Caldwell takes a look at the things we value most in life and how we in turn are valued.

    The Lonely Passion of Judith McCrudden

    An elderly woman finds herself considering what her life is really worth.

    Novelist and dramatist, Lucy Caldwell is the author of three novels, 'Where They Were Missed' (2006), 'The Meeting Point' (2011), which was awarded the Dylan Thomas Prize, and 'All the Beggars Riding' (2013), chosen for Belfast's and Derry's One City One Book initiative. Lucy's stage plays ('Leaves', 'Guardians', 'Notes to Future Self') and radio dramas ('Girl From Mars', 'Avenues of Eternal Peace', 'Witch Week', 'The Watcher on the Wall') have won awards including the George Devine Award and the Imison Award. In 2011 she was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for her body of work to date.

    1608 LAST2014070520140706A fictional response to a story in the week's news from playwright Georgia Fitch.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, this weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    Writers who have participated so far include: Lionel Shriver, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Sandi Toksvig, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A.L. Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

    1608 LASTParliamental2014030120140302

    David Schneider responds to mounting criticism of the confrontational style of the PMQs.

    The award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. In a week which has seen mounting criticism of the childish and confrontational behaviour exhibited on Prime Minister's Questions, writer David Schneider considers whether politicians are just giving the public what they want, and whether they should in fact escalate their confrontational tactics...

    Prime Minister's Questions is moved to a prime time slot and the new speaker develops a game show format which goes all out for ratings.

    Directed by Liz Webb

    David Schneider is a comedy writer and performer who has written and appeared in some of the most iconic programmes of recent years. He wrote and appeared in Alan Partridge; Knowing Me, Knowing You, The Day Today and Friday Night Armistice. David featured in films as varied as Mission Impossible and Horrid Henry. The second series of his sitcom Births, Deaths and Marriages in which he starred, recently aired on Radio 4.

    David Schneider responds to mounting criticism of the confrontational style of the PMQs.

    The award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. In a week which has seen mounting criticism of the childish and confrontational behaviour exhibited on Prime Minister's Questions, writer David Schneider considers whether politicians are just giving the public what they want, and whether they should in fact escalate their confrontational tactics...

    Directed by Liz Webb

    David Schneider is a comedy writer and performer who has written and appeared in some of the most iconic programmes of recent years. He wrote and appeared in Alan Partridge; Knowing Me, Knowing You, The Day Today and Friday Night Armistice. David featured in films as varied as Mission Impossible and Horrid Henry. The second series of his sitcom Births, Deaths and Marriages in which he starred, recently aired on Radio 4.

    1701Keeping The House In Order2014051720140518
    1701The Heebie Jeebies2014122020141221 (R4)by Marcy Kahan, the first in a new series in which writers respond to stories in the week's news.

    In a week that started with the coffee shop siege in Sydney and the atrocities in Peshawar, and ended with Sony Pictures withdrawing a film after threats from hackers, Marcy Kahan's drama reflects on the global climate of fear - in The Heebie Jeebies.

    The writer Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch for BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

    By Glyn Maxwell. A fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    Directed by Emma Harding

    The writer: Glyn Maxwell is a poet and playwright. He has also written novels, opera libretti, screenplay and criticism. His nine volumes of poetry include The Breakage, Hide Now, and Pluto, all of which were shortlisted for either the Forward or T. S. Eliot Prizes, and The Nerve, which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.

    17022014122720141228 (R4)Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    By Liam Williams

    The 27th December has always been a day for doing nothing, until now. This year it's been re-branded as Purple Saturday and it's all about shopping.

    As a couple get caught up in the havoc of the post-Christmas sales, they try to make sense of this new tradition, discover where it came from and find out if there's any festive spirit left.

    Directed by James Robinson

    A BBC Cymru/Wales Production.

    Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    1702The Joy Of Anhedonia2014052420140525

    Novelist Will Self creates a fictional response to a story in this week's news.

    In light of elections this week for the European parliament and for a Ukrainian president, novelist Will Self imagines a country called Anhedonia, where its new First Minister is about to address citizens on the vexing questions of neighbours Diplopia and Beluga, and on matters of culture, tradition and the country's sense of 'pride'.

    First Minister - Will Self

    Producer Duncan Minshull.

    17032015010320150104 (R4)Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    1703Comfort Girl2014053120140601

    Shelley Silas responds to developments in Boko Haram's kidnap of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls.

    In the week in which four schoolgirls escaped the Boko Haram kidnap, Shelley Silas responds to developments in Nigeria's remote north-eastern province.

    Musa - Obi Abili

    Comfort - Gbemisola Ikumelo

    Guard - Damian Lynch

    Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

    17042014060720140608

    The Other Woman

    By Christopher Reason

    Award winning series in which a writer creates an imaginative response to a story from the week's news

    With allegations of corruption in the Qatar bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2022, Christopher Reason responds with a light hearted drama about a man has to go for psychiatric treatment to overcome his obsession with football, or lose the girl. But it's the run up to the World Cup, and so in promising his girlfriend he'll do his utmost to reform, he devises a way to deceive her.

    The award-winning series in which writers are asked to create a fictional response to a story making the headlines in the week of broadcast.

    17042015011020150111 (R4)Playwright DC Jackson creates a dramatic response to a story from this week's news.

    Playwright D.C. Jackson creates an imaginative response to a story from this week's news as the award-winning series returns.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic.

    From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    From Fact to Fiction presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    17052014061420140615

    By John Godber. A pair of Yorkshire gravediggers discuss a story in this week's news.

    by John Godber. Two Yorkshire gravediggers discuss a story in this week's news. Starring Dicken Ashworth.

    Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.

    1705The All-clear2015011720150118 (R4)by Amanda Whittington

    After 'Je Suis Charlie', is it any easier to speak the truth? Two women fight their deepest fear in order to do so.

    A story about how to live in the face of death.

    By Amanda Whittington. After Je suis Charlie, is it any easier to speak the truth?

    The All-Clear

    The All-Clear

    170620140621
    1706My Turn For Lunch2015012420150125 (R4)The award-winning series which sees writers create a fictional response to a major story from the week's news.

    Cartoonist and author Barry Fantoni's topical drama set against the backdrop of Davos and the World Economic Forum imagines another meeting where money is also on the menu.

    Ex-Private Eye contributor Barry Fantoni creates a fictional response to the week's news.

    Fast turn-around drama by writer, musician, cartoonist and former Private Eye contributor, Barry Fantoni. This award-winning series sees writers create a fictional response to a major story from the week's news.

    Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

    1707The Diary Of A Real Wolf2015013120150201 (R4)Novelist and journalist Peter Bradshaw creates a fictional response to a story in this week's news:

    King Henry VIII is time-transported to England, arriving in late January 2015. He isn't impressed by our passion for Wolf Hall on the 'tele- vision', but Greece and the new Bishop of Stockport enthrall him..

    Produced by Duncan Minshull.

    Satirist and journalist Peter Bradshaw creates a fictional response to an item in this week's news:

    Read by..

    1708 LAST2014070520140706

    A fictional response to a story in the week's news from playwright Georgia Fitch.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, this weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    Writers who have participated so far include: Lionel Shriver, David Edgar, Amelia Bulmore, Mark Lawson, Bonnie Greer, Laura Solon, Sandi Toksvig, Will Self, Alistair Beaton, Lemn Sissay, April de Angelis, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Adrian Mitchell, Stewart Lee, John Sergeant, Jo Shapcott, Ian McMillan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kate Mosse, Marina Warner, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, A.L. Kennedy and Lyn Coghlan.

    1708 LAST2015020720150208 (R4)Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    To complement Radio 4's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content is entirely led by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    FF2F presents writers with the creative opportunity to work in a bold and instinctive way as they respond to events in the news, beginning on a Monday when an idea is selected through to Friday when the programme is recorded and edited.

    1801A Roof Over Our Heads2015053020150531 (R4)Sarah McDonald Hughes's fictional response to an extension of the right-to-buy scheme.

    From Fact to Fiction

    The award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news. In the first of a new series of dramas, Sarah McDonald Hughes takes a look at the government's proposed extension of the right-to-buy housing scheme.

    Beth and Sam have just bought the house they previously rented from a housing association. They have big plans for the property, but is Dave the handyman up to the job?

    A Roof Over Our Heads by Sarah McDonald Hughes

    With sound FX and vocal percussion from Carl Orza aka UK Beatboxer Soundbytz

    Directed by Charlotte Riches.

    1802By Helen Cross2015060620150607 (R4)The FIFA Women's World Cup begins this weekend as Sepp Blatter resigns and accusations of corruption in the world governing body rumble on.

    The England players and their coach are in Canada, psyching up for the opening festivities and the media circus: waving and smiling for the photo-shoot and fielding questions about the shortness of their shorts. How do they feel about being guinea-pigs for artificial playing surfaces and who should take over from Blatter?

    But you can put up with anything for the sake of the beautiful game.

    Helen Cross writes this lightly surreal comedy.

    Director...Mary Ward-Lowery

    'From Fact to Fiction' is a reactive drama, which makes a fictional response to events in the week's news.

    As the Fifa Women's World Cup begins, the players have more than football to think about.

    'From Fact to Fiction' is a reactive drama, which makes a fictional response to events in the week's news.

    18032015061320150614 (R4)Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    18042015062020150621 (R4)To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose. This week's writer is Meera Syal.

    Meera Syal creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose. This week's writer is Meera Syal.

    18052015062720150628 (R4)From Fact to Fiction

    The award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

    This week, Julia Pascal's drama is inspired by the Charleston Church Elder who compared the tragic shooting at his church to the devil trying to take charge.

    Escaping from an argument at home, Loren seeks refuge in her church. Here she meets an enigmatic young man who has an interesting proposal for her.

    Revelations by Julia Pascal

    With additional choir members Ibianga Evans, Emma Belfield and Kathryn Woods.

    Directed by Charlotte Riches

    Fact to Fiction - Revelations.

    Drama inspired by the reaction of a Charleston church elder to the shooting at his church.

    Fact to Fiction - Revelations.

    1806Lexicon2015070420150705 (R4)Poet Glyn Maxwell responds to the Greek debt crisis. To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama comes in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    Directed by Toby Swift

    Produced by Emma Harding.

    Poet and playwright Glyn Maxwell responds to the crisis in Greece. With Sally Phillips.

    18072015071120150712 (R4)To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    Reflecting Budget Week, novelist Naomi Alderman takes us to an imagined land, full of pyramids, where The Ruler pays court to The Employer on the eve of the Citadel's new accounts. He's come to discuss 'The Minimum Grain'.

    Reader Tracy-Ann Oberman

    Producer Duncan Minshull.

    1808 LAST2015071820150719 (R4)Writers create a dramatic response to a story in the week's news.

    To complement Radio Four's News and Current Affairs output, our weekly series presents a dramatic response to a major story from the week's news. The form and content are entirely lead by the news topic - so drama can come in many guises, as well as poetry and prose.

    19012016010920160110 (R4)Writer Chris Dolan creates a dramatic response to a story in the week's news.

    Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

    Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

    Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

    1902Changes2016011620160117 (R4)By Graham White

    In the wake of David Bowie's passing, and Tim Peake's spacewalk above the earth, two kids make some surprising discoveries about their parents less-than-defined identities.

    Dad tells how he 'did a Bowie' one night as an adolescent in a small west country town - and describes the ridicule and hostility he faced.

    Perhaps now is the moment when the children in turn have to consider the nature of their own identities, and changes.

    A tale of two generations, and the meaning of Bowie.

    By Graham White. Two kids learn about their parents' moments of Bowie-style rebellion.

    Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

    1903Top Trumps2016012320160124 (R4)Hardeep Singh Kohli creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    Fast turn-around drama by writer and broadcaster, Hardeep Singh Kohli. This award-winning series sees writers create a fictional response to a major story from the week's news.

    Producer: Gemma Jenkins.

    Hardeep Singh Kohli pictures a future where Donald Trump flies to a private airfield.

    Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

    1904Over Here, Over There2016013020160131 (R4)Shami Chakrabarti's dramatic response to news about the migrant crisis.

    From Fact to Fiction is an award-winning series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news.

    In a week that saw politicians debate the conditions in migrant camps and the treatment of Asylum Seekers in UK , Shami Chakrabarti takes us to an imagined future.

    It is 2041. A mother and son argue about his plan to leave the country without permission. She is a settled refugee in her adopted state; the place of his birth. He is a radical; angry at his life of injustice and caught up in his plans to flee, yet he knows very little about his mother's own tale of escape.

    Mother....Julie Hesmondhalgh

    Son....Nico Mirallegro

    Director....Nadia Molinari.

    Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

    1905Home Economics2016020620160207 (R4)Good housekeeping is a phrase often heard when discussing austerity measures. But how does it work? Can a real household apply the sort of austerity measures that are used by government? Austerity affects us all in very different ways. In a week when the TUC held a conference on equality and mental health in an age of austerity, while Italian students riot against it, From Fact to Fiction explores what it really means to cut back. Frances Grey and Sion Pritchard star in this darkly comic look at balancing the books.

    Written by Dan Rebellato

    Directed by Polly Thomas

    A BBC Cymru Wales Production.

    Topical drama. Writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    In this darkly comic drama, Dan Rebellato explores what it really means to cut back.

    Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

    1906Sweethearts2016021320160214 (R4)Katherine Jakeways tells the story of a student who makes her own a fiscal arrangement.

    A fictional response to a story in the week's news. In the week that saw Google executives face a grilling from the Public Accounts Committee over their UK tax deal, Katherine Jakeways tells the story of a student who makes a controversial fiscal arrangement of her own.

    Directed by Emma Harding.

    Topical drama. A dramatic response to a story in the week's news.

    A writer creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    Katherine Jakeways tells the story of a student who makes her own fiscal arrangement.

    Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

    1907Popping Out2016022020160221 (R4)By Will Self

    It's the immediate aftermath of the crucial EU summit in Brussels, where Britain has pitched for better terms over sovereignty, migration and the economy. All eyes are now on The Spokesman who will deliver Europe's response to our demands.

    Read by Will Self.

    Produced by Duncan Minshull.

    Following the EU summit, novelist Will Self responds to the UK's pitch for better terms.

    In the immediate aftermath of the crucial EU summit in Brussels, novelist Will Self responds to the UK's pitch for better terms and conditions.

    Producer Duncan Minshull.

    Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

    1908 LAST2016022720160228 (R4)Topical drama. A dramatic response to a story in the week's news.

    A writer creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.

    Mark Lawson imagines how a football manager might deal with pressure.

    Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

    2001Short Story By Chris Dolan2017112420171126 (R4)written in response to the news.

    Short story by Chris Dolan written in response to the news.

    Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

    2002Cold Turkey2018010520180107 (R4)Writer Hugo Rifkind creates a short story in response to a topical news story.

    Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

    2003Poster Girl2018020920180211 (R4)

    In the wake of Formula 1 axing their board girls and darts cutting their walk-on girls, Andrew Doyle creates a short story about a young woman fired for being the face of a company trying to change its image.

    Andrew Doyle is a stand-up comedian and playwright. He's also the co-writer of internet sensation Jonathan Pie - the spoof news broadcaster created and performed by Tom Walker.

    Credits

    Writer....Andrew Doyle
    Reader....Sharon Rooney
    Producer....Kirsty Williams

    A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.

    Andrew Doyle creates a satirical short story inspired by the week's news.

    Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

    2004The Daughter2018031620180318 (R4)

    In light of events unfolding in Salisbury this week, Joan Smith creates a story about a widow who remains suspicious of the circumstances surrounding her husband's death.

    Joan Smith is a columnist, novelist and human rights activist. She is the author of What Will Survive, Moralities, Misogynies and five detective novels.

    Writer....Joan Smith
    Reader....Rosalind Sydney
    Producer....Gaynor Macfarlane

    A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.

    Joan Smith's story inspired by this week's news.

    Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news

    Writer.... Joan Smith
    Reader.... Rosalind Sydney
    Producer.... Gaynor Macfarlane

    WD20060909Four contemporary British plays responding to the news of the week, including Rain, Cleaning the Pipes, I was John Prescott's Butler and World Justice.