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20040417

A Question of Proof

By Nicholas Blake

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Nobody liked the headmaster's nephew, but surely no one would actually murder him?

Narrator....Gerard Murphy

Nigel Strangeways....Philip Franks

Michael Evans....Peter Acre

Percy Vale....David Collings

Hero Vale....Emma Gregory

Supt Armstrong....Struan Rodger

Gadsby....Steve Hodson

Wrench....Colin Tierney

Sims....Philip Fox

Tiverton....Geoffrey Beevers

Griffin....Jonathan Guy Lewis

Rosa....Rosanna Mason

Smithers....Daniel Draper

Stevens....Edmund Singer-Kingsmith

Ponsonby....Patrick Liddicoat

And boys of Hurstpierpoint College

20040508

The Absent Guest

By Peter Whalley

A sharp and tense whodunit; when an absent guest of a dinner party is discovered murdered the remaining guests, one by one, become suspects.

Ian....Robert Pickavance

Lynn....Deborah Findlay

Mike....John Thomson

Julie....Katy Cavanagh

Claire....Denise Welch

Alan....John Kazek

Directed by Pauline Harris

20040515

She Fell Among Thieves

By Dornford Yates

Dramatised by Michelene Wandor

A vintage thriller featuring William Chandos and Jonathan Mansel, who set out to investigate the dastardly goings-on at the Chateau Jezreel, and its enchanting but sinister mistress, Vanity Fair.

With Honor Blackman as Vanity Fair.

Directed by Chris Wallis.

20040612

Bloomsday 100: Walking at Ringsend

By Edel Brosnan

A love-story to commemorate the centenary of Bloomsday - the day on which James Joyce and Nora Barnacle first went walking at Ringsend and which Joyce later immortalised in his novel Ulysses - 16th June 1904.

James Joyce....Michael Colgan

Nora Barnacle....Nora-Jane Noone

Cosgrave....Jason Barry

Kitty....Elaine Symons

Stannie....Michael Legge

Poppie....Nuala O'Neill

John Joyce....John Hewitt

McKernan....Mark Lambert

Pawnbroker....Pat Laffan

Producer/Director: Heather Larmour

20040626

Rebus: Resurrection Man

By Ian Rankin

Dramatised by Bert Coules in two parts

1/2. As a murder enquiry begins into the death of an Edinburgh Art Dealer, Rebus throws a mug of tea at his boss. He's taken off the case and ordered to undergo 're-training' It looks like the last chance saloon for Rebus, but it's a cover to investigate several detectives who may have stolen £3 million from a drug dealer. Rebus is teamed with the suspect officers to work on the killing of a small-time gangster. But he wonders who is under investigation when the old murder case is one he'd prefer to leave unsolved.

DI Rebus....Ron Danachie

DS Clarke....GayAnne Potter

DI Gray....Finlay Welsh

DC Ward....Neil McKiven

DI Barclay....Lewis Howden

Cafferty....Sandy Neilson

Stathern....Paul Young

DCI Tenant....Crawford Logan

Claverhouse....Mark McDonnell

DCS Templer....Sarah Collier

DC Hynds....William Barlow

All other parts played by the cast

Directed by Bruce Young

20040703

Rebus - Resurrection Men

By Ian Rankin

Dramatised in two parts by Bert Coules.

2/2. Rebus is investigating several detectives who may have stolen £3 million from a drug dealer. DS Clarke is investigating the murder of the art dealer, Edward Marber. Her inquiries lead her to suspect the Edinburgh gangster, Morris Cafferty - a man who know a great deal about the past life of John Rebus.

Di Rebus....Ron Donachie

DS Clarke....Gayanne Potter

Di Gray....Finlay Welsh

DC Ward....Neil McKinven

Di Barclay....Lewis Howden

Cafferty....Sandy Neilson

Strathern....Paul Young

DCI Tennant....Crawford Logan

DI Claverhouse....Mark McDonnell

DCS Templer....Sarah Collier

DC Hynds....William Barlow

20040724

Old-World

By Aleksei Arbuzov

Adapted by Jonathan Holloway from a translation by Ariadne Nicolaeff.

The Gulf of Riga, August 1968. Lydia is an eccentric new patient at the sanatorium where Rodion is medical head. They are neither of them youthful, they have both suffered in life, they have very different characters, but something draws them to each other and a rapport is built beyond doctor-patient. When her stay is up can Lydia leave him for Moscow?

Lydia Vassilyevna....Marcia WarrenARCIA WARREN

Rodion Nikolayevich....Geoffrey Whitehead

Directed by Anastacia Tolstoy

20040731

The Haunt of Swans

By Sharon Oakes

A recently widowed young woman retreats to a remote part of Scotland to get away from everything. She finds herself caring for an injured Whooper swan and at the same time falling in love.

Fiona....Kaye Wragg

Cameron....Alex Ferns

Rachel....Susan Cookson

Directed by Pauline Harris

20040814

Mission to Marseilles

Dramatised by Chris Dolan from Leo Malet's novel.

Thriller set in France during the Second World War in which private eye Nestor Burma - the French Philip Marlow - is ordered to disappear by the Gestapo while they announce hes been struck down by an assassin in a case involving a night club singer, some love letters and a scientific formula that could help win the war.

Nestor Burma....Alexander Morton

Inspector Faroux....David Robb

Commandante Korb....Michael Cochrane

Jackie Lamour....Carla Simpson

Dede....Kenny Blyth

Beaucher....Andrew Harrison

Victor Fernese....Jon Glover

Leo....Stephen Hogan

Other parts played by the cast

Director Bruce Young.

20040821

Blithe Spy, by Marcy Kahan.

A highly improbable World War Two espionage adventure featuring a highly improbable spy, with a talent to amuse.

Noel Coward....Malcolm Sinclair

Lorn Loraine....Eleanor Bron

Neysa Mcmein....Elizabeth Mcgovern

Jon Smith....Adam Sims

F D Roosevelt....Bob Sherman

Fortnum/Liaison Officer....Ian Masters

Simpson....Kerry Shale

Willoughby....Peter Marinker

Conklin....Gerard Mcdermott

Directed by Gordon House

At Freddie's

Freddie Wentworth is the eccentric head of the Temple Stage School, training children for everything from Shakespeare to panto. Penelope Fitzgerald's novel, set in the 1960s, is a comic love story for anyone who has ever acted a little or pretended to be what they are not.

Freddie Wentworth....Margaret Tyzack

Miss Blewett....Dinah Stabb

Hannah Graves....Laura Doddington

Pierce Carroll....Lloyd Hutchinson

Oliver Blatt....Philip Jackson

Boney Lewis....Nick Boulton

Mattie....Rory Copus

Jonathan....Alex Green

Joybelle....Candice Davies

Dramatised by Michael Butt

Director Claire Grove

Then Weather

20040904

The Long Weekend

By Jeremy Front

A black comedy. When former school chums Sophie and Gemma re-unite after 20 years at Sophie's Country Estate, the idyllic sounding long weekend takes a turn for the unexpected.

Gemma....Emma Fielding

Toby....Stephen Tompkinson

Sophie....Jane Slavin

Freddie....Robert Portal

Ivor....Ben Crowe

Dodo....Clare Corbett

Inspector Fenton....Clive Merrison

Directed by Sally Avens

20040911

Hill of Rains: By Colin MacDonald. Cathy travels from New York to Argyll to look for the truth in an old story. She leaves her heart there, but discovers that real love always follows you home.

20040918

I Was Born There

By Ellen Dryden

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

David Suchet....David

Elizabeth Bell....Judith

Ruth....Leila Hackett

Kathleen....Susan Jameson

The Bookseller....John Bennett

Directed by Ellen Dryden.

20041002

The Woman in Black

By Susan Hill

Dramatised by Mike Walker.

Susan Hill's shocking supernatural mystery in which a young solicitor is sent to a remote coastal village to attend the funeral of a deceased client. But his first glimpse of the woman in black precipitates him into a series of terrifying encounters which have life-shattering consequences.

Arthur Kipps....James D'Arcy

Mr Daily....Paul Freeman

Mr Jerome....Richard Hope

Bentley/Keckwick....Don McCorkindale

Stella....Lucy Briers

Children....Lucy Taylor

Directed by John Taylor.

20041009

The Northern Irish Man in CS Lewis

By Brian Sibley

A fascinating journey into the childhood of one of the world's best loved writers, CS Lewis. Geoffrey Palmer as Lewis guides us through the writer's early life to illustrate how Lewis' boyhood in County Down, Northern Ireland inspired the magical stories of Narnia.

CS Lewis....Geoffrey Palmer

Young CS Lewis....Dario Angelone

Warnie....Jack Logue

Lizzie....Doreen Keogh

Father....Stuart Graham

Mother....Laura Hughes

Grandfather....James Ellis

Doctor....John Hewitt

Penny....Hannah R Gordon

Children....Sarah Gordon, Coirle Magee, Patrick Gleadhhill

Directed by Gemma McMullan

20041016

Nightmares

By Dave Simpson

Can a woman's recurring nightmare come true? A psychological thriller.

Jilly....Gillian Kearney

Nick....Chris Gascoyne

Penny....Deborah McAndrew

Ben....Jonathan Keeble

James....David Harewood

Directed by Pauline Harris

20041023

The Blotting Book

By EF Benson

Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt

A savage murder in genteel Edwardian Brighton uncovers a tangled web of uncontrolled passions lies and deceptions.

Taynton....Geoffrey Whitehead

Morris....James D'Arcy

His Mother....Sarah Badel

Madge....Abby Ford

Martin....Tom Bevan

Mills/defence counsel....Sam Kelly

Figgis....Alan Leith

Policeman....Sidney Sloane

Prosecuting counsel....Ian Masters

Directed by Martin Jenkins.

20041030

Now, Voyager

By Olive Higgins Prouty

Dramatised by Neville Teller

A dowdy, frustrated spinster takes the psychiatric cure, voyages forth and embarks on a doomed love affair.

Stars Dame Joan Plowright, Sarah Lancashire, Anthony Head and Lysette Anthony.

Directed by Andy Jordan.

20041106

Safe as Houses

By Peter Wolf

When Ruth and Ellie are sent in to clear a Ministry of Defence safe house in a remote part of Devon, there are some disturbing clues as to the identity of the person who was living there. What is more, news comes in that someone has found out who he is and tried to shoot him, so he is now on the run.

Ruth....Juliet Aubrey

Ellie....Paula Jacobs

Angus....Struan Rodger

Harding....Stephen Hogan

Junior....Declan Wilson

Andre....Jason Chan

Brigadier....Andrew Harrison

Under Secretary....Nicholas Boulton

Julie....Ndidi del Fatti

Directed by Cherry Cookson.

20041113

Fair Maids Are Shining

By Nick Wood

Second World War drama inspired by the traditional English folk song Polly's Love, about a handsome killer, George Reafearn who adopts a new identity to inveigle himself into the life of the vulnerable Polly, whose husband has just died.

George Readfern/Billy Weights....Craig Fairbrass

Polly....Emily Chennery

Pat....Sean Baker

Betty....Sara Poyzer

Josh....Marc Jordan

D.C. Dennis Osbourne/Arthur....Jonathan Keeble

Directed by Pauline Harris

20041120

Dr Korczak's Example

By David Greig

Based on the true story of Janusz Korczak, best-selling children's novelist, paediatrician and social experimenter, who set up a Jewish Orphanage in Warsaw and ran it as a children's democracy.

When the Nazis close in on Warsaw, Korczak and his children are forced to move into the ghetto stretching Korczak's pacifist ideals to the limit. But the Dr's values are threatened not only by Nazi regime but by the arrival of a young Jewish boy who believes in fighting back.

Dr Korczak....Alexander Morton

Stephanie....Vicki Liddelle

Adzio....Simon Donaldson

Cerniakow....Sandy Neilson

Stepan....Anthony Hutcheson

Priest....Matthew Zajac

Abraza....Ewan MacLeod

Tadeusz....Fergus Hitchcock

Bruno....Finn Hitchcock

Miriam/Zelda....Katie Neville

Coco....Sarah-Beth Neville

The violinist was Daphne Godson.

Directed by Lu Kemp.

20041127

Pressing the Flesh

By Francis Turnly

A fast-paced thriller about a doctor who is delighted to discover that his old friend from university has returned to Northern Ireland and wants to help him get the promotion he so desperately craves. However, Devlin Harker has other reasons for looking up his old friend, Matt, who quickly finds himself involved in professional misconduct and worse.

Matt....Lloyd Hutchinson

Hannah....Eileen McCloskey

Devlin....Miche Doherty

Michael....Ian Beattie

Constantine....Roger Jennings

Carol....Maria Connolly

Members of the group Sean Crummey and Joe Rea.

Director: Tanya Nash

20041204

Death at the Bed End

Steve Wakelam's play is a detective story based on true events that followed the publication of Mrs Gaskell's 'Life of Charlotte Bronte' when she was threatened with libel.

Jack Down....Kenneth Cranham

Patrick Bronte....James Greene

Mr Nicholls....Stephen Hogan

Harry....Declan Wilson

Betty....Shirley Dixon

Dr Crosby....Geoffrey Whitehead

Martha....Helen Longworth

Sugden....Steve Hodson

Grundy....Philip Fox

Directed by Janet Whitaker

20050101

The Bird in the Tree

By Elizabeth Goudge

In one of her best loved novels, we hear the story of Damerosehay - the magnificent house owned for many years by the matriach of the Eliot family, Lucilla. In this period between the world wars, she is coping with the emotional upheaval in the house caused by her much-loved nephew David falling in love with the estranged wife of a close family relative.

Lucilla Eliot....Elizabeth Spriggs

Nadine Eliot....Caroline Langrishe

David Eliot....Scott Handy

Ben Eliot....Steven Roberts

Hilary Eliot....Hugh Dickson

Ellen....Susan Jameson

Obadiah Watson....Timothy Bateson

Dramatised by Jennifer Curry

Directed by Cherry Cookson

20050108

Bird of Paradise

By Lee Pressman

Belle Elmore was an unsuccessful music hall artiste who would do almost anything to become famous. She succeeded magnificently, and her name splashed across newspaper headlines across the world. However, it was not through her singing, but as the victim of a grotesque murder by her husband, Dr Crippen.

Belle Elmore....Joanne Pearce

Stephen Boxer....Hawley Crippen

Ethal Le Neve....Sara Markland

Clare Martinetti....Jane Whittenshaw

Marie Lloyd....Rachel Atkins

Chairman....Daniel Ryan

Mervyn....Keith Drinkel

Lionel....David Collings

Nina....Jacinta Mulcahy

Bruce....Tom Bevan

Narrator....Sam Dale

Music arranged by Mike Sykes

Songs sung by Jacinta Mulcahy

Directed by Celia de Wolff

20050115

The Salamander Letter

By Dylan Ritson.

So successful were the forgeries by the antiquarian dealer Mark Hofmann that they undermined the faith of the Mormon church and rewrote American history. Dylan Ritson's probing new drama examines Hofmann's compulsion to defraud, and his transformation from forger to murderer.

Mark Hofmann....Adam Sims

Special Investigator William Keefe....Glenn Conroy

Dorie Hofmann....Laurel Lefkow

Mark's Father/Ken Rendell....Stephen Hogan

Mark's Mother....Helen Longworth

Special Investigator Tom Jameson/Todd Axelrod....Nicholas Boulton

Gordon Hinckley....Hugh Dickson

Announcer....Emily Wachter

Interviewer....Susan Jameson

Ronald Yengich/Justin Schiller....Jason Chan

Witness....Ndidi del Fatti

Announcer....Robert Hastie

Directed by Ned Chaillet

20050122

The Drover's Path

By Vanessa Rosenthal.

Set in 1890, this chilling ghost story is set on a remote Yorkshire sheep farm, and is based on real life family history.

John Whittam....Jeff Hordley

Percy Metcalfe....Malcolm Hebden

Robert Whittam/Thomas Ormerod....Kenneth Alan Taylor

Ellen Whitham/Edith Whittam....Elianne Byrne

Arthur Cunliffe/Edward Ormerod....Matthew Lewney

Young Ellen/Young Edith....Catherine Jenkins

Young John....Oliver Hudson

Directed by Polly Thomas.

20050129

Playing for Time, Three Days in 1940

By Robin Glendinning

Over the May Bank Holiday Churchill, who had been Prime Minister for a fortnight and was having to face up to the greatest defeat of the British Army at Dunkirk, was challenged by the War Cabinet over the way he was conducting the war. If he lost the argument he would lose the premiership. The fate of Britain hung in the balance.

Winston Churchill....Robert Hardy

Lord Halifax....Ronald Pickup

Neville Chamberlain....Jeremy Child

Clement Atlee....Bill Wallis

Arthur Greenwood....Geoffrey Whitehead

John Martin....David Leonard

Signor Bastianini....Michael Fenton Stevens

Paul Reynaud....Roland Oliver

General Ismay....Mark Buffery

Directed by Jeremy Howe

20050205

The Visitation

By Stephen Sharkey.

An original play inspired by Daniel Defoe's novel 'A Journal of the Plague Year'.

Henry Foe, a milliner, decides against all advice, to remain in London during the 1665 plague. Amidst the devastation of the city, he has to grapple with his own personal demons.

Henry Foe....Henry Goodman

Amy....Raquel Cassidy

Bill....Geoffrey Hutchings

Betty....Liza Sadovy

Jane....Beth Chalmers

Reverend Jenk....Jon Glover

James....Paul Ritter

Solomon....Robert Hastie

Sam....Stephen Hogan

Mugger....Helen Longworth

Directed by Liz Webb

20050212

Garbo and Gilbert in Love

By Colin Shindler.

2005 marks the centenary of the birth of one of Hollywood's greatest legends - the brilliant and enigmatic Swedish actress Greta Garbo.

Colin Shindler's play tells the story of her celebrated affair with the silent movie star John Gilbert. As the talkies supersede the silents, Garbo is destined for superstardom, while her lover descends into drunken obscurity. A classic celebrity love story.

Greta Garbo....Kristin Milward

John Gilbert....Henry Goodman

Louis B Mayer....Lou Hirsch

King Vidor....William Hope

Eleanor....Amy Shindler

Thalberg....Lewis Hancock

Winchell....John Guerrasio

Stiller....Andrew Wincott

Marlene Dietrich....Bella Merlin

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

20050219

Life Assurance

By Chrissie Gittins

The Black Widows of Liverpool caused a national sensation in 1884. Catherine Flanagan and her sister Margaret Higgins were front pages news, there were questions in Parliament, and their images were in Madame Tussaud's. So how did these ordinary women come to accept murder at the heart of their community?

Catherine Flanagan....Sorcha Cusack

Ellen Flanagan....Gillian Kearney

Mrs Hoare....Jan Ravens

Margaret Higgins....Anny Tobin

Thomas Higgins....Stephen Hogan

Patrick Jennings....Nicholas Boulton

Inspector Keighley....Robert Hastie

Dr Whitford....Hugh Dickson

Mrs Stanton....Susan Jameson

Directed by Claire Grove

20050226

The Colour of Murder

By Julian Symonds.

Dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.

1957 Golden Dagger winner from master British crime writer Julian Symonds. John Wilkins is young, smart and good looking. In post-war Clapham he seems to have everything needed for a happy and successful life, until he is charged with murder.

John Wilkins....Tom Smith

May Wilkins....Clare Corbett

Sheila Morton....Lydia Leonard

Uncle Dan....Don McCorkindale

Newton....Geoffrey Whitehead

Mrs Wilkins....Frances Jeater

Hayley....Andrew Harrison

Dr Andreadis....Ioan Meredith

Bill Lonergan....Ben Crowe

Mr Likeness....Chris Moran

Directed by Claire Grove.

20050305

The Sanctuary Seeker:

A Crowner John Mystery

By Bernard Knight

Dramatised by Arnold Evans

Exeter, 1194 and Sir John de Wofe has been made King's Crowner, or coroner. After the inquest of an unidentified corpse, John's belief in justice comes up against the Sheriff's need for a conviction.

Crowner John....John Labanowski

Thomas de Peyne....Bertie Carvell

Sheriff....Andrew Wincott

Nesta....Eve Myles

Alan Fitzhai....Simon Ludders

Gervaise de Bonneville....Patrick Brennan

Baldwyn....Matthew Morgan

Martyn....Christian Shaw

Directed by Alison Hindell.

20050312

The Price of Light

By Hilary Mantel

This is a true story set at the Viennese court at the end of the eighteenth century. Maria Theresa von Paradis was the daughter of a court official. A musical prodigy, she lost her sight in early childhood. In an attempt to cure her blindness, her father and mother approached Anton Mesmer, of the Faculty of Medicine - still a young man, not yet famous, but already controversial.

Mesmer stopped all the treatments and took her into his own house. Soon she began to regain her vision. But as she did, her musical talent seemed to deteriorate. A public and scientific scandal ensued. Forced out of Vienna, Mesmer went to France, became famous and a by-word for quackery. Maria Theresa lost her sight, remaining blind for the rest of her life and regained her musical abilities.

20050319

The Glee Club: Richard Cameron's radio adaptation of the Bush Theatre's stage play. Set in 1962 in a South Yorkshire Mining village, it covers the lives of six miners, using songs of the era.

20050326

The Distant Echo

By Val McDermid. Dramatised for radio by Bert Coules.

Four students stumble upon the body of a dead girl, in the snow, late one night. Twenty-five years later the police mount a cold case review of the unsolved case, and the friends finally have an opportunity to clear their names once and for all.

However, when one of them dies in a suspicious house fire, and another in a burglary gone bad, it seems someone is still pursuing their own brand of justice. If the remaining two are to avoid becoming the next victims they need to find out what really happened all those years ago.

Lawson....Jimmy Chisholm

Graham....John Paul Hurley

Alex....Steven Cartwright

Weird....Michael Nardone

Davey....Matthew Pidgeon

Maclennan....Crawford Logan

Brian....Simon Donaldson

Karen....Claire Knight

Helen....Kirsten Murray

Lynn....Gayanne Potter

Directed by Lu Kemp.

20050402

September Tide

By Daphne du Maurier, adapted by Moya O'Shea.

When Stella?s daughter comes home to visit she brings her new husband with her. There are a few surprises in store, especially as this is the first time mother and son-in-law have met.

Stella....Paula Wilcox

Evan....Jonathan Firth

Cherry....Alice Hart

Robert....John Rowe

Mrs Tucket....Susan Jameson

Directed by Tracey Neale.

20050409

Stepniak

Martyn Wade's bitter-sweet real life love story of Olive Garnett, sister of the famous Russian translator, Constance, who meets and falls for a Russian expatriate whose charms hide a secret and rather sinister past...

Olive garnett....Justine Waddell

Stepniak....David Horovitch

Connie....Jennie Stoller

Edward....Charles Simpson

Olive rosetti....Jasmine Hyde

Fanny....Elizabeth Bell

20050416

The Lodger

By Marie Belloc Lowndes.

Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan.

Classic suspense inspired by the Jack the Ripper murders. When wealthy Mr Sleuth takes up residence in the Buntings lodging-house they think their troubles are over. But they are only just beginning.

Narrator....Nigel Anthony

Mr Bunting....David Ryall

Mrs Bunting....Maggie McCarthy

Mr Sleuth....Jon Glover

Joe Chandler....Harry Myers

Daisy....Alison Pettitt

Chief Inspector Hopkins....Paul Moriarty

Policeman....Brett Fancy

Directed by David Blount.

20050423

The New Lands of Charles Fort

By Dylan Ritson

Dylan Ritson's witty and moving play is a fictional story which takes for its inspiration events in the life of the legendary Charles Fort, namesake of The Fortean Society.

Charles Fort....Allan Corduner

Annie Fort....Geraldine James

Constance Grey....Alex Kelly

Librarian....Susan Jameson

Doctor....Stephen Hogan

Directed by Rachel Stanton.

20050430

The Death of Faith

By Donna Leon, dramatised by Nick McCarty.

Venetian police Commissioner Brunetti has to delve into the mysteries of the Church when a young nun comes to him with an unlikely story.

Brunetti....Danny Webb

Paola....Emma Gregory

Vianello....Steve Hodson

Elettra....Jenny Funnell

Padre Pio....Michael Jayston

Signorina Lerini....Angela Pleasence

Maria Testa....Tracy Kearney

Donatella....Ann Bell

Chiara....Tilly Gaunt

Raffi....Sam Collard

Patta....Douglas Livingstone

Miotti....Peter Acre

Da Prè....Philip Fox

Contessa Crivoni....Frances Jeater

The voice of Venice....Valerie Sarruf

Directed by Jane Morgan.

20050507

The Man on the Heath: Johnson and Boswell Investigate

By David Nokes.

Dr Samuel Johnson and James Boswell find themselves involved in the plight of two young lovers, in a tale involving the art of cheating at cards, the perils of coach travel, and the barbaric techniques employed by 18th century dental surgeons!

Doctor Johnson....Timothy West

James Boswell....Stuart McQuarrie

Topham Beauclerk....Nigel Anthony

Bartholomew Forester....Andrew Wincott

Kitty Spring....Alison Pettitt

Count Castelnuovo....Jonathan Keeble

Signor Ruspini....Jonathan Tafler

Sophie/Lady Oxton....Maggie McCarthy

Frank/Coachman....Harry Myers

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

20050514

Moonlite's Boy

By Kathryn Heyman.

It is 1880 and notorious Australian bushranger, the self-styled Captain Moonlite, faces execution and is compelled to confess to the one true love of his life. Based on true events and featuring his surviving letters.

Moonlite....Stuart McQuarrie

Rev Dowie/Bruun....Nigel Anthony

Chief Executioner/Reporter....Paul Dinnen

Jim....Richard Firth

Willy....Robert Hastie

Hetty....Federay Holmes

Sgt Bowen/Lawyer....Chris Moran

Vicar/Magistrate....Timothy Watson

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

20050528

Flambards: The Edge of the Cloud

By K M Peyton, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

It's 1912 and Christina and Will have eloped from Flambards. After taking refuge with Aunt Grace, Will sets off to fulfil his ambition to design and fly aeroplanes.

Christina....Ellie Beaven

William....Richard Pearce

Dorothy....Cathy Sara

Sandy....Paul Downing

Aunt Grace....Patience Tomlinson

Mark....Ben Crowe

Mr Saunders....Kenneth Gilbert

Freddie....Malcolm McKee

Ted....Stephen Tomlin

Mrs Carter....Marian Kemmer

Directed by Rosemary Watts.

20050604

Death of a Secret Wife

By Sue Rodwell.

Harriet Austin lies on her deathbed, crippled with pain from strychnine poisoning. Her husband, the dissolute lord of the manor Charles Austin, remembers back to their first meeting and their extraordinary and turbulent life together. Based on a true story from 1910.

Charles Austin....Crispin Bonham-Carter

Harriet Austin....Suzanne Cave

Nellie Meadows....Sunny Ormonde

John Learmonth....Alan McMahon

Dr William Connor....David Bowen

Mrs Austin....Joyce Latham

PC Downing....Jez Thomas

Walter Brooke....David Acton

Directed by Jenny Stephens.

20050611

Wanted Someone Innocent

By Margery Allingham, dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.

Set in the 1920s. Pretty, impoverished Gillian Brayton is offered a well paid job as a social secretary by an old school friend, the painter and socialite Rita Fayre. The household is lively and bohemian, but the servants imply Gillian is there for mysterious reasons.

When Gillian befriends Rita's ailing husband Julian, a handsome young man who was injured in the First World War, the atmosphere below stairs becomes strange and disturbing.

Gillian Brayton....Helen Longworth

Rita Fayre....Sylvestra Le Touzel

Supt McNaught....Tom Mannion

Julian Fayre....Nicholas Boulton

Henri Phoebus....Philip Fox

Dr Crupiner....Ian Masters

Rudkin....Harry Myers

Mrs Munsen....Susan Jameson

Bunch Howard....Colleen Prendergast

Directed by Claire Grove.

20050618

Dover Goes to Pott

By Joyce Porter, dramatised by Paul Mendelson.

Set in the 1960s, this comedy thriller features inspector Dover from Scotland Yard. He's sent to Pott Winkle in Yorkshire where leading businessman Daniel Wibbley's daughter has been murdered. Wibbley wants justice to be done and has asked for the best detective London can offer. Instead, he gets Dover.

Chief Inspector Dover....Kenneth Cranham

Sergeant McGregor....Stuart McQuarrie

Daniel Wibbley/Dr JJ Nayland/Dr Moreton....Paul Copley

Mrs Carruthers/Otilla Denny/Dr Hirst....Carolyn Pickles

Avril/Dorothea....Nicola Wainwright

Mildred Denny/Mrs Stafford....Carla Simpson

Mrs Withycombe/Rosalind Wibbley....Liz Sadovy

John Perking/Constable Harris....Andy Harrison

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Directed by David Ian Neville.

20050625

Dover and the Claret Tappers

By Joyce Porter. Dramatised by Paul Mendelson.

When one of their own gets kidnapped there's a sense of jubilation at Scotland Yard. Not what you might expect, but then the victim is Inspector Dover, and he's not quite the detective England expects.

Dover is the victim of a kidnap gang called the Claret Tappers. His partner Sergeant MacGregor has a brief interlude of joy as Scotland Yard refuse to pay the ransom.

A comedy thriller set in 1976.

Chief Inspector Dover....Kenneth Cranham

Sergeant McGregor....Stuart McQuarrie

Commander Brockhurst....Crawford Logan

Noreen/Mrs Youens....Joanna Tope

Inspector Horton/Con Dawes....Nick Underwood

Lesley Whittaker/Miss Montmorency....Lucy Paterson

Gallagher/Sup Trevelyan....Terry Wale

Mary Jones....Laura Smales

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Directed by David Ian Neville.

20050709

That Man Atlee

By Robin Glendinning.

Everyone thought the 1945 General Election, 50 years ago this month, was a shoe-in for Churchill. This play captures the drama of the events surrounding the election that shaped post-war Britain.

On the day of the count Labour are expecting to lose, but as the results swing their way and the Party smell power, Herbert Morrison tries to unseat his boss Clement Atlee. In a bout of political infighting that makes Blair versus Brown look like a tea party, an unlikely victor emerges to lead Great Britain into a Socialist future.

Clement Atlee....Bill Wallis

Ernest Bevin....David Calder

Herbert Morrison....Matthew Marsh

Harold Laski....Philip Franks

Vi Atlee....Diana Berriman

Flippy Atlee....Katherine Heath

Alison Atlee....Amy Clifton

Janet Shipton....Alison Reid

The Home Service....David Collins

Journalists....Chris Donnelly, Paul Mohan

Directed by Jeremy Howe.

20050716

Haunted Hospital

By Trevor Hoyle

A ghost story set in a hospital in Rochdale, with two parallel storylines, one contemporary and the other set in the late 1800s, the latter drawing on real historical events.

Julia/Lizzie....Jo-Anne Knowles

Steve/Daniel....Michael Begley

Sam....Elianne Byrne

Josiah Ogden....David Fleeshman

Jacob Pinch....Mark Chatterton

Mrs Cragge....Barbara Marten

Mr Cragge....James Quinn

Irish Woman....Martine Harry-Davis

Directed by Liz Leonard

20050723

I Married a Marxist

By Margaret Wilkinson.

Set in New York in 1953 against the backdrop of the Rosenburg trial. Gloria is convinced that her janitor husband Dwight is a covert communist, if she remains devoted to him she could end up like Ethel Rosenburg.

Could salesman Chet provide her with an escape?

Gloria....Maureen Lipman

Dwight....Kerry Shale

Chet....Henry Goodman

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

20050730

The Bottle Factory Outing

By Beryl Bainbridge, Adapted for radio by Jane Rogers.

It's 1970. Two Northerners, Freda and Brenda share a bedsit in London and work in the local bottle factory, run by a family of Italians. On the day of the annual factory outing, the van Freda's booked fails to turn up and things rapidly go from bad to worse.

Brenda....Sian Reeves

Freda....Sharon Percy

Rossi....Vincenzo Nicoli

Vittorio....Ernesto Tomasini

Patrick....James Scales

Maria/Mrs Haddon....Flaminia Cinque

Directed by Susan Roberts.

20050806

The Absent Guest

By Peter Whalley.

When an absent guest of a dinner party is discovered murdered, the remaining guests, one by one, become suspects.

Ian....Robert Pickavance

Lynn....Deborah Findlay

Mike....John Thomson

Julie....Katy Cavanagh

Claire....Denise Welch

Alan....John Kazek

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20050813

PS I Love You

By Cecelia Ahern, dramatised by Wendy Oberman.

Gerry promised he'd always be there for Holly. So knowing his death is imminent, he bequeaths Holly a series of monthly letters to help her realise that life must go on.

Holly....Cathy Belton

Gerry....Darragh Kelly

Sharon....Ali White

Ciara....Jody O'Neil

Daniel....Stephen Hogan

Declan....Luke Griffin

Rob....Andrew Bennett

Mum....Marcella Riordan

Dad....Niall Cusack

Laura....Aine McCartney

John....Charlie Bonner

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

20050820

That Uncertain Feeling

By Kingsley Amis, dramatised by Tracy Spottiswoode

This satire on life and culture in a Welsh seaside town in the 1950s presents a portrait of married life which is sharp and funny today as when it was written.

John Lewis....Jonathan Floyd

Elizabeth Gruffydd-Williams....Sara McGaughey

Jean Lewis....Lynne Seymour

Mrs Davies....Marion Edwards

Mrs Edwards....Siriol Jenkins

Vernon Gruffydd-Williams....Stefan Rhodri

Gareth Probert....Russell Gomer

Ieuan Jenkins....Iwan Tudor

Ken Davies....Giles Thomas

Bill Evans....Richard Nichols

Other parts played by members of the cast.

20050827

Hero Jones

By Jim Poyser.

Paul remembers three guys at school called Jones. Nutter Jones, Brickhouse Jones; and the star of show - Hero Jones. But after many years, when he encounters the charismatic Hero Jones again, Paul begins to question those memories.

Paul....Andonis Anthony

Dom....Reece Dinsdale

Julie....Sinead Douglas

Martin....Malcolm Raeburn

Zoe....Rea Donovan

Matt....Giuliano Crispini

Directed by Gary Brown.

20050903

Spring Forward, Fall Back

By Guy Meredith.

In this romantic comedy set in Derbyshire, the female half of a family firm of plumbers is forced to witness the marriage of her ex-husband to someone she despises and who she's not sure he loves that much either. And pretty soon it's second time round for her as well, with more than a few family surprises in store for her.

Maggie Johnson....Samantha Spiro

Ted Johnson....Stephen Moore

Dennis Wade....Neil Dudgeon

Mark Brice....Andrew Harrison

Paul Treadle....Jonathan Forbes

Directed by Cherry Cookson.

20050910

Speed and Silver: In Stained Blood

By Nick Fisher.

Eager, young Detective Sergeant Sue Silver is assigned to work with maverick Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Speed who doesn't seem to want her or anyone else's help.

On their first murder case involving a severed hand, arcane notes in biblical language and a high class call girl, their new working partnership is bound to be severely tested.

DCI Jamie Speed....Jonathan Cullen

DS Sue Silver....Lucy Speed

Superintendent Collinson....Stephen Grief

Jim....Stuart McQuarrie

Daniel....Ben Crowe

Mrs Davies....Maggie McCarthy

Desk Sergeant....Nina Wadia

Superintendent Naylor....Michael Gould

Mrs Collinson....Geraldine Newman

Vicar....Michael Simkins

Directed by Deborah Paige.

20050917

The Servant

By Robin Maugham, dramatised by Ronald Frame.

Richard Merton is a young man trying to make his way in publishing; Tony, his charismatic army friend is resuming his law studies after five years wartime service. Merton encourages his friend to employ a manservant to help him with his household chores. Tony hires the enigmatic Barrett - who exploits his weakness and laziness, and slowly but surely takes over control of his life.

Richard....Jamie Glover

Tony....Bertie Carvel

Barrett....Anton Lesser

Sally....Lydia Leonard

Vera....Alex Tregear

Mrs Toms....Carolyn Pickles

Girl....Ayesha Antoine

Directed by Gordon House.

20050924

The Pledge

By Friedrich Dürrenmatt, dramatised by Steve Chambers.

Inspector Matthai discovers the horrific murder of an eight-year-old girl. When he tells the girl's mother, she makes him swear on his soul to find the killer - and so, Matthai's obsession with the case and the dark world beneath the polite veneer of 1950s Swiss society begins...

Chief of Police....Roy Marsden

Inspector Matthai....Kenneth Cranham

Sergeant Henzi....Nicholas Boulton

Von Gunten....Gerard McDermott

Lotte....Teresa Gallagher

Dr Locher....Clive Swift

Landlord....David Timson

Frau Moser....Colleen Prendergast

Herr Moser....Harry Myers

Fraülein K....Sophie Roberts

Ursula/Annemarie....Jessica Crossley

Farmer....John Cummins

Directed by David Hitchinson.

20051001

The Last Adventure

By John Mortimer.

In January 1824, Lord Byron arrived in Missalonghi determined to fight for Greek independence from Turkish rule. The story of his three months as commander in chief of a small and unruly force of mercenaries and freedom fighters is also the story of the last days of his extraordinary life.

Lord Byron....Michael Sheen

William Fletcher....Nicky Henson

Colonel Leicester Stanhope....Gerard Murphy

Pietro Gamba....Stuart McLoughlin

William Parry....Owen Teale

Prince Mavrocordato....Peter Polycarpou

Dr Franco Bruno/Servant 3....Harry Myers

Captain James Kennedy....Hugh Ross

Lukas/Servant 2....Jamie Doyle

Dr Milligan/Servant 1....John Cummins

Director Jeremy Mortimer.

20051008

The Franchise Affair

By Josephine Tey.

The Franchise is a dark and ugly house on the outskirts of the village and the two women who live there keep themselves to themselves. But when they are accused of abducting and torturing a young girl, people begin to take notice, and suddenly local solicitor Robert Blair finds himself involved with the most extraordinary case of his life.

Marion....Tessa Peake-Jones

Mrs Sharpe....Margaret Tyzack

Robert....Ben Daniels

Josephine Tey....Alison Skilbeck

Kevin....Aidan McArdle

Inspector Grant....Steven McNicoll

Betty Kane....Emily Pennant-Rea

Nevil....Guy Fearon

Stanley....Samuel James

Rose Glyn....Francesca Dymond

Gladys Rees....Laura Rees

Chadwick....Jonathan Dryden Taylor

Mrs Chadwick....Leila Hackett

Miles Allison....Sam Parks

Stanley....Samuel Jones

Producer/director Ellen Dryden.

20051015

She Fell among the Thieves

By Dornford Yates, dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

Vintage thriller featuring William Chandos and Jonathan Mansel, who set out to investigate the dastardly goings-on at the Chateau Jezreel and its enchanting but sinister mistress, Vanity Fair.

Vanity Fair....Honor Blackman

William Chandos....Nicholas Boulton

Jonathan Mansel....Tim Frances

Virginia....Jessica Lloyd

Gaston....David Thorpe

Acorn....Robert Whelan

Jenny....Jane Collingwood

Bell....Harry Myers

Directed by Chris Wallis.

20051022

The Maiden Tribute

By Tilly Black.

A dramatised account of the sensational 1885 Old Bailey trial which followed campaigning journalist and newspaper editor William Thomas Stead's procurement of a 13-year-old girl for the purposes of prostitution - a perverse and amazingly successful media stunt enacted to highlight the plight of working-class children sold into vice, and to raise the legal age of consent.

Eliza Armstrong....Finty Williams

Young Eliza....Hannah Bates

William Stead....John Telfer

Rebecca Jarrett....Jacqueline Tong

Prosecution Barrister....David Collins

Defence Barrister....Jimmy Yuill

Mrs Armstrong....Suzanna Hamilton

Mr Armstrong....Bill Wallis

Judge....Paul Nicholson

Produced and directed by Sara Davies.

20051029

Old-World

By Aleksei Arbuzov, adapted by Jonathan Holloway from a translation by Ariadne Nicolaeff.

The Gulf of Riga, August 1968. Lydia is an eccentric new patient at the sanatorium where Rodion is medical head. Neither of them are youthful. They have both suffered in life and have very different characters, but something draws them to each other and a rapport is built beyond the doctor-patient relationship. When her stay is about to end, will Lydia leave him for Moscow?

Lydia Vassilyevna....Marcia Warren

Rodion Nikolayevich....Geoffrey Whitehead

Director Anastasia Tolstoy.

20051105

Pass the Parcel

By Melissa Murray.

Two people meet at a genealogy course as they research the background to their family history. Both are emotionally scarred by the past, and when they

investigate their family backgrounds they discover that there is a curious link between their ancestors as well. Will this have a beneficial or negative effect on their own

relationship?

Adam....Anton Lesser

Alison....Carolyn Pickles

Mark....Gerard McDermott

Frances....Natasha Pyne

Mary/Steph....Ella Smith

Director Cherry Cookson.

20051112

The Living and the Dead

By Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, dramatised by Adrian Bean. From the novel that inspired Hitchcock's Vertigo, though this radio play reverts to the original source, set in 1940 Paris and 1944 Marseilles.

Jacque Flaviers is a troubled, complex soul, who has been rejected from the army on medical grounds. He has been unlucky in love, and has a devastating fear of heights. Working as a lawyer, an old friend contacts him requesting that he takes on a private assignment to spy on his wife. Resistant at first, Flaviers finds himself empowered by the woman - and then eventually, fatally obsessed.

Jacque Flavieres....Michael Maloney

Madeleine /Renee....Sarah Smart

Paul Gevigne....Robert Pickavance

Dr Ballard....Seamus O'Neill

Leriche....Chris Jack

Old concierge....Daryl Fishwick

Director Pauline Harris.

20051119

The Nuremburg Trial

This drama-feature is an overview of the most significant trial of the 20th century - from the opening words of Chief US Prosecutor Justice Robert Jackson, the Indictment, and the not guilty pleas of the Nazi leaders, to the summing-up 11 months later by the Chief British Prosecutor Hartley Shawcross, and the verdicts and hangings that followed.

Enacted extracts from the trial transcripts reveal the horrors of Hitler's Third Reich, the actions of the instigators of major crimes, and weaknesses in the Prosecution case. Leading Nazis, arrogant, indoctrinated, but otherwise intelligent men, deny and often try to justify the horrific results of their actions.

Crucial moments from the examination and cross-examination of defendants are interwoven with eye-witness accounts from relatives and victims, as well as the views of historians, lawyers and prosecutors recorded in Britain, Germany, Russia and the USA.

Geoffrey Lawrence....Bernard Hepton

Robert Jackson....Henry Goodman

Hartley Shawcross....David Timson

David Maxwell-Fyfe....Geoffrey Whitehead

Dr Gilbert....Mike Nussbaum

Hermann Goering....Gerard Murphy

Ribbentrop....David Collings

Kaltenbrunner....Ian Hogg

Alfred Jodl....John Shrapnel

Albert Speer....Michael Cochrane

Commentator....Jane Whittenshaw

Others taking part:

Nigel Anthony, Bob Sherman, John Rowe, Andrew Branch, John Hartley, John Hollis, Paul Copley, John Castle, Paul Jenkins, Robert Glenister, Michael Maloney, Crawford Logan, Ross Livingstone, Stephen Critchlow, Roger May, Tessa Worsley, Caroline Strong, Linda Rogan.

The re-enacted trial sequences were selected, compiled and edited by Peter Goodchild.

Producer/directors Martin Jenkins and John Theocharis.

20051203

Murder on the Leviathan

By Boris Akunin.

1875. Bad tempered Paris detective, Commissioner Gauche, is investigating the crime of the century. His investigation takes him on the maiden voyage of the Leviathan, the largest passenger ship in the history of the world where he focuses his attentions on a small group of eight rather peculiar first class passengers - among them a secretive Russian diplomat.

Gauche....Stephen Moore

Fandorin....Simon Robson

Professor Susskind/Aona....Andrew Sachs

Dr Truffo....Richard Hope

Mrs Truffo....Richard Hope

Madam Kleber....Daisy Beaumont

Renier....Roger May

Clarissa....Clare Corbett

Fox....Nick Waring

Directed and dramatised by John Dryden.

20051210

Five Summers and Johnny Onion

By Dave Sheasby.

A cross-Channel love story in which Anne, now in her later years, recalls a chance meeting with Michel, a young French onion seller. She tells of how this developed into a friendship and then a love affair over five summers at the end of the 1950s, with intense meetings and long winters of letters.

Anne....Susan Jameson

Mum....Edna Dore

Young Anne....Ella Smith

Young Mum....Carolyn Pickles

Michel....James French

Dad....Delroy Brown

Director David Hunter.

20051217

Twice Brightly

Harry Secombe's son David dramatises his father's hilarious novel.

For young servicemen who had spent six years fighting fascism, post war Britain was a drab place. For a young and untried army comic keen on the Marx Brothers and Jimmy Cagney, a Yorkshire variety theatre in February is a vision of Hell itself.

Larry Gower....Christian Patterson

Wally Winston....Dominic Frisby

Tom Tillson....Philip Jackson

Julie Tempest....Becky Hindley

April....Katy Secombe

June....Ella Smith

Joe Armsworth....Gerard McDermott

Jim Moriarty....John Cummins

Hubert Lovegrove....Geoffrey Beevers

Mrs Ma Rogers....Carolyn Pickles

Music performed by Colin Sell, Paul Girbow, Raymond Swinfield and Henry Lowther.

Director Steven Canny

Producer Claire Grove.

20051224

The Piper's Chair

By Michael Butt.

A fast-moving comic double love story to mark the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.

The little-known story of the machinations needed to get Mozart to the altar with his beloved Constanze, while at the same time ensuring the equal happiness of Sean, an Irish musician and the maid of the house, Maria.

20051231

The Treasure Seekers

By Edith Nesbitt.

It is 1899 and there are strange goings on at the Bastable family home in Blackheath. First, the servants all leave - Father explains that they have all got other jobs. Then the children are informed they won't be going back to school because 'you all deserve a nice long holiday'. Then some men come round to take away all the silver knives and forks which Father insists is because they need cleaning. It is plain that their father's business - he's an inventor - which has been not doing so well since Mother died, is finally failing.

The children decide to restore the family fortunes by becoming Treasure Seekers.

Producer Chris Wallis.

20060107

Agatha Christie's Elephants Can Remember

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

A provocative question posed by a formidable busybody sends Hercule Poirot and Ariadne Oliver on a series of journeys to unravel the mystery of a tragedy from the distant past - provoked in equal measure by love and hate.

Poirot....John Moffatt

Ariadne....Julia MacKenzie

Chief Supt Garroway....Trevor Cuthbertson

Celia....Rachel Bavidge

Desmond....Ifan Meredith

Mrs Burton Cox....Paula Jacobs

Julia....Jane Wenham

Nanny....Barbara Atkinson

Mrs Buckle....Elizabeth Proud

Mrs Rosentelle....Jill Balcon

Zelie....Alexandra Bastedo

Mr Goby....Stephen Thorne

George....Patrick Garland

Director Enyd Williams

20060114

Being Mussolini

By Boothby Graffoe.

Aldo is a very ordinary man, save for one thing - he looks and sounds exactly like Benito Mussolini. Being Mussolini's lookalike is no easy matter, especially when Italy is at war and your wife prefers your new identity.

A frantic mix of the surreal and the comic combine in Boothby Graffoe's new play.

Aldo/Mussolini....Omid Djalili

Clara....Lia Williams

Giorgo....Gerard McDermott

Hitler/Messenger....Ewan Bailey

Violet Gibson....Pauline McLynn

Doctor....Adam Buxton

Nurse....Sophie Roberts

Maria....Cicely Giddings

Pru/Claretta....Ella Smith

Director Claudine Toutoungi

20060121

Beware of the Trains

Based on stories by VL Whitechurch and M McD Bodkin. Written and directed by John Taylor.

In the 1920s in a compartment of the Glasgow to London sleeping-car express, two men and a woman debate unsolved railway mysteries. But the travellers become aware that another story is emerging - one in which they are all involved and which is hurtling towards an extraordinary conclusion.

Woman on train....Haydn Gwynne

Cleric on train....Robert Daws

Man on train....John McGlynn

Godfrey Page....Anton Lesser

Thorpe Hazell....Desmond Barrit

Kilmartin....Howard Ward

20060128

Bitter Pill

By Lisa Holdsworth.

A student at a University Freshers' disco dies after taking two ecstasy tablets and Detective Inspector Sarah Tully is shocked at the suspected source - the University Research Laboratory.

DI Tully....Lesley Sharp

DC Mooney....Sam Kelly

Marty....Andrew Tiernan

Sian....Helen Longworth

Professor Poyser....Peter Marinker

Liz/Rachel....Clare Corbett

Mrs Poyser....Rachel Atkins

Director Pauline Harris.

20060204

In the 1930s at the height of Tallulah Bankhead's fame as a theatre star, Evie Cronin became chief among her gallery girls, young women who religiously attended her every performance, shrieking and cheering the moment she walked on stage. Evie, obsessed by the star's flamboyant persona, followed Tallulah's every movement - becoming what today we would call a stalker. Tallulah, however, far from being intimidated by this intense, even intrusive adulation, positively welcomed it and invited the younger woman into her household as her secretary.

The play opens in 1951. Tallulah is 49 years old and although her film career has begun to tail off, this has in no way slowed down her wild lifestyle. The leading stars of Hollywood attend her infamous parties and Evie works away in the background, inured to decades of her mistress' outrageous behaviour. But one day Evie has finally had enough and confronts Tallulah.

Tallulah Bankhead....Linda Marlowe

Evie Cronin....Teresa Gallagher

Senator Fred Morritt....Colin Stinton

Donald Seawell....Kerry Shale

Tennesse Williams....William Hope

Gary Cooper....William Roberts

Dee Englebeck....Nick Sayce

Etta...Katherine Kelly

20060211

Death of a Salesman

To commemorate the first anniversary of Arthur Miller's death, John Tydeman's adaptation of Miller's classic play.

Willy Loman....Timothy West

Linda Loman....Rosemary Leach

Biff....John Guerrasio

Happy....Adam Henderson

Charley....Peter Banks

Howard....Colin Stinton

Uncle Ben....John Hartley

Bernard....Roger May

Music by John White.

Adapted and directed by John Tydeman.

20060218

The Lüneburg Variation

By Paolo Maurensig, dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

The story of a chess game that remained unfinished for over 50 years. It was a duel to the death.

At first sight, Dieter Frisch's death looks like suicide, a sudden and violent end to the life of an impeccable businessman and avid chess player. But as the horror unfolds, the real man is revealed - his life in pre Second World War Vienna, his rivalry with a brilliant young Jewish player, and the terrible secret in their past.

Tabori....James Laurenson

Hans Mayer....Daniel Hart

Dieter Frisch....Robert Demeger

Miss Hermes....Marion Bailey

Baum....Keith Osborn

Boris....Geoffrey McGivern

Lump....Martin Hyder

Director Elizabeth Freestone.

20060225

Christabel's Anarchist

By Patricia Hannah.

In the summer of 1876, Prince Peter Kropotkin escaped from imprisonment in St Petersburg, and for a few weeks he rented a room in Edinburgh under a false name. But what happened when the Russian anarchist prince met his Scottish Presbyterian landlady?

A play that imagines a love story with no kissing, a comedy with secret policemen, and a tragedy with tea and shortbread.

Christabel....Gerda Stevenson

Kropotkin....Crawford Logan

Narrator....Gayanne Potter

Molly....Hazel Hall

Waulkmill....John Kielty

Prosecutor/Rev Tulloch....Ralph Riach

Mrs Campbell....Carol Ann Crawford

Mr Campbell....Simon Tait

Mrs Niven....Sheila Donald

Mr Rankin....James Bryce

Producer/director Bruce Young.

20060304

The Great Chocolate Murders

By John Fletcher.

When people start falling ill in 19th century Brighton, everyone thinks it's an attack of cholera caused by the lack of proper sewers. Little do the police suspect that pralines and Montélimars are the problem.

Thwarted in love, middle-aged spinster Christiana Edmunds has a deadly plan. Obsession, bad drains, royalty, murder and chocolate liqueurs all play their part in John Fletcher's drama, which is based on a true story.

Christiana Edmunds....Sian Thomas

Jacob Ormsley....Chris Donnelly

Dr Beard....Dorien Thomas

Mr Hallet....Brendan Charleson

Mrs Beard....Angela Barlow

Armand/Isaac....Iwan Tudor

Alex Maclaine....Derek Riddell

Billy....Jordan Clarke

Sam....Robert Connor

Journalist....Gaz Williams

Counsel....Dyfrig Morris

Director Kate McAll.

20060311

Cold in the Earth and Fifteen Wild Decembers

By Sally Wainwright, based on a theory by Sarah Fermi.

Why did Emily Jane Brontë write Wuthering Heights? And how was she able to do it? In spite of the massive amount of material published about the Brontë sisters over the last 150 years, these two questions still remain unanswered. Yet given the large amount of autobiographical material in the novels of Charlotte and Anne Brontë, it is almost unthinkable that Emily would not have also used her own experience in the creation of her great book. How could she write so vividly about love, grief and hatred without having known these emotions in her own life?

This is a compelling drama about the story of Emily Brontë's socially transgressive love affair with a weaver's son.

Emily Brontë....Joanne Froggatt

Robert Clayton....Danny Burns

Anne Brontë....Rhea Bailey

Charlotte Brontë/Tabby....Deborah McAndrew

Branwell Brontë/John Clayton....Peter Ash

James Greenwood....Adam Paulden

Patrick Brontë....Rob Pickavance

Aunt Branwell....Janice McKenzie

Pickles/Doctor....Gerard Fletcher

Sally Clayton/Miss Wooler....Marie Ekins

Director Pauline Harris.

20060318

Death Bredon

By Sarah Lefanu.

At the time that Dorothy L Sayers was creating her aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, she was working in a London advertising agency and going through a personal crisis that had a profound effect on her life and work. This play explores this emotional and creative moment in the life of the writer.

Dorothy L Sayers....Juliet Aubrey

John Cournos....Demetri Goritsas

Edie Everitt....Amanda Horlock

Bill White....Chris Donnelly

Jim....Fraser Burrows

Cousin Ivy....Caroline Hunt

Director Sara Davies.

20060325

Prince Unleashed

By Robert Forrest.

Holly has become a strange and silent little girl, living unhappily with her smoky Aunty Isa and her drunken Uncle Dave. She is determined to escape with the help of her dog Prince.

But Prince is dead, and when he returns from the Happy Hunting Grounds to sort things out once and for all, Holly is alarmed to find he is not the obedient pedigree playmate he once was.

Holly....Helen McAlpine

Cal....Steven Ritchie

Prince....Steven Cartwright

Isa....Barbara Rafferty

Dave....Jimmy Chisholm

Director Dougie Irvine.

ProducerLu Kemp.

20060408

A season of groundbreaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court.

2/6. Roots

Arnold Wesker's 1959 semi-autobiographical masterpiece set in rural Norfolk. The central play of the famous Trilogy, Roots tells the story of Beatie Bryant, a young woman returning from London to her native village. Her eyes have been opened to a wider world by her intellectual Jewish boyfriend, Ronnie, and she gathers together the whole family to welcome him to her home.

Norfolk actress Eleanor Tremain takes the role created by Joan Plowright, with Susan Wooldridge as Mrs Bryant. Wesker, the perennial outsider of British theatre, was knighted in the New Year's Honours.

Jenny Beales....Poppy Miller

Jimmy Beales....Danny Webb

Beatie Bryant....Eleanor Tremain

Stan Mann....David Bradley

Mrs Bryant....Susan Wooldridge

Mr Bryant....David Troughton

Mr Healey....Mark Carey

Frankie Bryant....Jez Thomas

Pearl Bryant....Patience Tomlinson

Director Peter Leslie Wild.

20060415

A season of groundbreaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court.

3/6. The Sea

By Edward Bond.

1907 - a young man drowns off the east coast of England. For some, this is a simple tragedy; for others, a sign that aliens are invading. Madness and amateur dramatics compete in Edward Bond's comedy set on the path to redemption.

Willy Carson....Bertie Carvel

Evens....David Bradley

Hatch....Philip Glenister

Mrs Rafi....Cheryl Campbell

Mrs Tilehouse....Kathryn Pogson

Hollarcut....Anthony Glennon

Carter....Don McCorkindale

Thompson....Kim Wall

Rose....Anna Maxwell Martin

Mafanwy Price....Manon Edwards

Jilly....Tracy Wiles

Rachel....Ella Smith

Vicar....Thomas Wheatley

Helen Crayford (piano)

Alison Hindell (director)

20060422

A season of groundbreaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court.

4/6. Top Girls

By Caryl Churchill.

This landmark play examines the political costs of women rising to the top, written shortly after Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister.

Marlene hosts a dinner party in a London restaurant to celebrate her promotion to managing director of Top Girls employment agency. Her guests are five women from history who each tell their individual stories of emancipation and oppression.

Marlene....Emma Fielding

Isabella....Brigit Forsyth

Nijo....Naoko Mori

Dull Gret....Saskia Mulder

Pope Joan....Sheila Hancock

Griselda....Olwen May

Joyce....Helen McCrory

Angie....Emily Chennery

Kit....Lulu Popplewell

Nell....Nikki Amuka Bird

Win....Claire Rushbrook

Jeanine....Elianne Byrne

Louise....Siobhan Finneran

Mrs Kidd....Julia Rounthwaite

Shona....Rina Mahoney

Original music by Dominique Le Gendre.

Director Nadia Molinari.

20060429

A season of groundbreaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court.

5/6. Rat in the Skull

By Ron Hutchinson.

After a week's interrogation at Paddington Green, Roche - an IRA suspect - is ready to make a statement. But then Nelson, a star interrogator from the RUC arrives, and things go seriously wrong.

The play was first performed at The Royal Court Theatre in 1984.

Harris....Ron Cook

Roche....Conleth Hill

Naylor....Paul Panting

Nelson....Gerard McSorley

Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan.

20060506

A season of groundbreaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court.

Home

By David Storey.

First staged in 1970, Storey's play was a major critical success. It's a poignant, often darkly funny play, which looks at the lives of five people - but who are they and where are they?

Harry....Michael Maloney

Jack....Adrian Scarborough

Kathleen....Julia McKenzie

Marjorie....Lindsey Coulson

Alfred....Harry Myers

Adapted for radio and directed by Martin Jenkins.

20060513

Shell Shocked

By Gregory Burke.

The moving story of two brothers who are separated in the trenches of the First World War and whose lives take very different paths.

Tommy....John Buick

Mr Leitch....Angus McInnes

Mr Macleod....Paul Young

Pat....John Kielty

Major Munro/Lord Bruce....Richard Greenwood

Billy/Doctor....Jordan Young

Director Gaynor Macfarlane.

20060520

Put Money in thy Purse

In 1949, the Irish stage star Micheal MacLiammoir made his cinematic debut as Iago in Orson Welles' Othello. His diary of the process is a hilarious chronicle of chaos, financial crises, endless travel, and flashes of directorial genius.

Michael....Simon Callow

Orson....Don Warrington

Hilton....Don McCorkindale

Fay....Rachel Atkins

Bob....Andrew Wincott

Suzanne....Lynne Seymour

Director Alison Hindell.

20060527

A Gathering of Old Men

By Ernest Gaines, dramatised by Richard Cameron.

Set in 1972 , in Louisiana. A sheriff is summoned to a sugarcane plantation, where he finds one white woman, one dead Cajun farmer and a gathering of old black men, each one toting a shotgun.

He is sure he knows who killed the Cajun, but all the men claim guilt and threaten to provoke a riot at the courthouse should the sheriff try to make an arrest. In the meantime, they wait for the lynch mob that the dead man's father is sure to launch.

Charlie/Gable....Paterson Joseph

Rooster....Don Warrington

Clatoo....Jeffery Kissoon

Mathu/Rev Jameson....Oscar James

Mapes....Stuart Milligan

Gil/Griffin....Ryan McCluskey

Sully/Fix....Kerry Shale

Candy....Tracy Wiles

Luke Will....Kim Wall

Original music written and arranged by Tyndale Thomas.

Producer/Director Pauline Harris.

20060603

Mission to Marseilles

By Léo Malet, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

A thriller set in France during The Second World War.

Private eye Nestor Burma - the French Philip Marlowe - is ordered by the Gestapo to disappear. Meanwhile they announce that Burma has been struck down by an assassin. It's a case involving a nightclub singer, some love letters and a scientific formula that could help win the war.

Nestor Burma....Alexander Morton

Inspector Faroux....David Robb

Commandante Korb....Michael Cochrane

Jackie Lamour....Carla Simpson

Dede....Kenny Blyth

Beaucher....Andrew Harrison

Victor Fernese....Jon Glover

Leo....Stephen Hogan

Director Bruce Young.

20060610

Bird of Paradise

By Lee Pressman.

Belle Elmore was an unsuccessful music hall artiste who would do almost anything to become famous. She succeeded magnificently - her name splashed across newspaper headlines around the world - not through her singing, but as the victim of a grotesque murder by her husband, Dr Crippen.

Belle Elmore....Joanne Pearce

Hawley Crippen....Stephen Boxer

Ethel Le Neve....Sara Markland

Clara Martinetti....Jane Whittenshaw

Marie Lloyd....Rachel Atkins

Chairman....Daniel Ryan

Mervyn....Keith Drinkel

Lionel....David Collings

Nina....Jacinta Mulcahy

Bruce....Tom Bevan

Narrator....Sam Dale

Director Celia de Wolff.

20060617

Quartermaine's Terms

By Simon Gray.

A funny and moving play, set in a school for teaching English to foreigners in the 1960s. It deals with the concerns of seven teachers over several years and in particular the progress of Quartermaine, a lonely man and ineffective teacher.

Michael Palin stars as St John Quartermaine, a teacher whose life, lived vicariously in the confines of a staffroom, is dwindling away.

St John Quartermaine....Michael Palin

Anita Manchip....Francesca Faridany

Mark Sackling....James Fleet

Eddie Loomis....Clive Francis

Derek Meadle....Andrew Lincoln

Henry Windscape....David Yelland

Melanie Garth....Harriet Walter

Director Maria Aitken.

20060701

Dr Korczak's Example

By David Greig.

Based on the true story of Janusz Korczak, best-selling children's novelist, paediatrician and social experimenter, who set up a Jewish orphanage in Warsaw and ran it as a children's democracy.

In the play, when the Nazis close in on Warsaw, Korczak and the children are forced to move into the ghetto - stretching Korczak's pacifist ideals to the limit. But the doctor's values are threatened not only by the Nazi regime but by the arrival of a young Jewish boy who believes in fighting back.

Dr Korczak ...... Alexander Morton

Stephanie ...... Vicki Liddelle

Adzio ...... Simon Donaldson

Cerniakow ...... Sandy Neilson

Stepan ...... Anthony Hutcheson

Priest ...... Matthew Zajac

Abraza ...... Ewan Macleod

Tadeusz ...... Fergus Hitchcock

Bruno ...... Finn Hitchcock

Miriam/Zelda ...... Katie Neville

Coco ...... Sarah-Beth Neville

Violinist ...... Daphne Godson

Director Lu Kemp.

20060708

The Haunt of Swans

By Sharon Oakes.

A recently widowed young woman retreats to a remote part of Scotland to get away from everything. She finds herself caring for an injured Whooper swan and at the same time falling in love.

Fiona ...... Kaye Wragg

Cameron ...... Alex Ferns

Rachel ...... Susan Cookson

Director Pauline Harris.

20060729

The Balloonists

By Craig Stephens.

A boisterous comedy about Henry Coxwell, a once infamous Victorian balloonist who convinces beleaguered theatre impresario George Hansum to stage his most celebrated and near fatal balloon flight. Can Hansum pull off such a daring and spectacular venture and save his theatre from closure?

Henry Coxwell ...... Patrick Driver

James Glaisher ...... Sam Dale

George Hansum ...... Kim Wall

Clara Fry ...... Alex Kelly

Charles Fry ...... Alex Jones

Roger Barrington ...... Greg Hobbs

Featuring original music by Derek Nisbet.

Director Kate Chapman.

20060805

Pepita's Daughter

By Martyn Wade.

The story of Victoria Sackville, the illegitimate child of Lord Sackville of Knole and Spanish dancer Pepita, who died when Victoria was still a young girl. Their daughter grew up to be a beautiful and extrovert woman who, because of her origins, could never be quite respectable and who could never quite decide whether she wished to be so.

Victoria ...... Diana Quick

Vita ...... Alice Hart

Lionel Sackville-West ...... Mark Straker

Lord Sackville ...... Geoffrey Whitehead

Sir John Murray Scott ...... Crawford Logan

Young Vita ...... Maisie Cowell

FE Smith ...... Kim Wall

20060812

Rebus - Resurrection Men

By Ian Rankin, dramatised by Bert Coules.

1/2. As a murder inquiry begins into the death of an Edinburgh art dealer, Rebus is taken off the case and ordered to undergo retraining. It looks like the last chance saloon for Rebus, but it's a cover to allow him to investigate detectives who may have stolen £3 million from a drug dealer.

Rebus is teamed with the suspect officers to work on the killing of a small-time gangster, but he wonders who is actually under investigation when this old murder case turns out to be one he'd prefer to leave unsolved.

DI Rebus ...... Ron Donachie

DS Clarke ...... Gayanne Potter

DI Gray ...... Finlay Welsh

DC Ward ...... Neil McKinven

DI Barclay ...... Lewis Howden

Cafferty ...... Sandy Neilson

Strathern ...... Paul Young

DCI Tennant ...... Crawford Logan

DI Claverhouse ...... Mark McDonnell

DCS Templer ...... Sarah Collier

DC Hynds ...... William Barlow

Producer/Director Bruce Young.

20060819

Rebus - Resurrection Men

By Ian Rankin, dramatised by Bert Coules.

2/2. Rebus is on the trail of police detectives who may have stolen £3 million from a drug dealer. DS Clarke is investigating the murder of an art dealer - but her inquiries lead her to an Edinburgh gangster who knows a great deal about the past life of John Rebus.

DI Rebus ...... Ron Donachie

DS Clarke ...... Gayanne Potter

DI Gray ...... Finlay Welsh

DC Ward ...... Neil McKinven

DI Barclay ...... Lewis Howden

Cafferty ...... Sandy Neilson

Strathern ...... Paul Young

DCI Tennant ...... Crawford Logan

DI Claverhouse ...... Mark McDonnell

DCS Templer ...... Sarah Collier

DC Hynds ...... William Barlow

Producer/Director Bruce Young.

20060826

Whenever

By Alan Ayckbourn.

Emily, an orphan who lives with Uncle Martin, an avid inventor, has her life disrupted by the arrival of her Aunt Charity and Uncle Lucas and her cousin Clara. Unbeknown to her uncle Martin, Emily is bullied and mistreated until one night she witnesses a violent and cruel episode. Desperate to escape she hides in Uncle Martin's latest invention: a Time Machine.

Martin/Bill/Nigel/Chatterton-Brown/Droid 3 ...... Roger Allam

Clara at 12/Minnie/Party Guest/Char Tee...... Saskia Butler

Mrs Binns/Mrs Green/Party Guest/Time Keeper ...... Barbara Dickson

Emily ...... Sarah Monton

Oscar ...... Jonjo O'Neill

Charity aged 30/Clara/Droid 1 ...... Liza Sadovy

Lucas aged 34/Lucas aged 88/Droid 2 ...... Malcolm Sinclair

Bob/George/Chauffeur/Vocalist/Guest at party/Ziggi ...... Tony Timberlake

Woolton/Mr Green/ Guest at party/Hoombean ...... Nigel Williams

Director Bruce Hyman.

Then News.

20060902

The Adulteries of a Provincial Wife

By Stephen Wakelam.

Gustave Flaubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary was published 150 years ago. Who was the inspiration for Emma - and how did his own life become embroiled in his writing?

Louis ...... Daniel Evans

Flaubert ...... Robert Glenister

Louise ...... Anastasia Hillie

Mme Flaubert ...... Jennie Stoller

Senard ...... Sam Dale

Max ...... Joseph Kloska

Prosecutor ...... Paul Richard Biggin

Mme Delamare ...... Tracy Wiles

Caroline ...... Isabella Parriss

20060909

Betrayal - Pack of Lies

Actual events during the Cold War inspired Hugh Whitemore's moving drama, which takes place in a London suburb during the winter of 1960. Featuring a distinguished cast.

The Jackson family slowly becomes aware that their cherished Canadian neighbours may not be quite what they appear.

Bob ...... Alfred Molina

Barbara ...... Rosalind Ayres

Mr Stewart ...... Michael York

Julie ...... Fuschia Sumner

Helen Kroger ...... Teri Garr

Thelma ...... Rosalyn Landor

Peter Kroger ...... Ed Begley Jr

Director Martin Jarvis.

Then News.

20060916

Betrayal

A double bill of plays from Alan Bennett.

An Englishman Abroad

1958, a squalid flat in Moscow. Over a paltry lunch, Guy Burgess interrogates actress Coral Browne about English society gossip .

Coral ......Brigit Forsyth

Burgess ...... Simon Callow

Tolya/Shop Assistant ...... Peter Swander

Tailor ...... Robert Pickavance

A Question of Attribution

The late 60s. Prior to being disgraced as a spy, Professor Anthony Blunt, Director of the Courtauld Institute, is replacing a Titian at the Palace when The Queen comes in. The painting is a fake...

Blunt ......Edward Petherbridge

Restorer ...... Robert Pickavance

Chubb ...... Nicky Henson

The Queen ...... Prunella Scales

Philips ...... Dan Stevens

Colin ...... Harry Myers

Producer/director Susan Roberts.

Then News.

20060923

Another Country

By Julian Mitchell.

The first ever radio production of Julian Mitchell's classic about two boys at a public school in the 1930s.

The two students find themselves caught up in a battle against the school's oppressive elite - a battle that threatens the very foundations of the society in which they live, and has a profound impact on the men they will become.

Judd ...... Tom Hiddleston

Bennett ...... Ben Righton

Menzies ...... William Ellis

Fowler ...... Paul Richard Biggin

Devenish ...... Steven Webb

Delahay ...... Joseph Kloska

Barclay ...... Dan Starkey

Wharton ...... Josh Freeborn

Vaughan Cunningham ...... Adam Godley

Director Marc Beeby.

Then News.

20060930

Betrayal - Plenty

By David Hare.

The experiences of an Englishwoman helping the French Resistance during the Second World War - and her life in the following 20 years.

Susan Traherne ...... Miranda Richardson

Alice ...... Hattie Morahan

Brock ...... Ben Miles

Lazar ...... Michael Gould

Frenchman 1/Begley ...... Jonathan Cullen

Darwin ...... Geoffrey Palmer

Mick ...... Paul Anderson

20061007

Betrayal - A Man For All Seasons

By Robert Bolt.

Sir Thomas Moore has managed to resist Henry VIII's pressure on him to sanction the forthcoming wedding to Anne Boleyn. All of Cromwell's plots to entrap Thomas fail as the wily Chancellor counters with his knowledge of the law and his right to silence. But can treachery from an unsuspected source spell doom for the brilliant statesman?

Sir Thomas More ...... Charles Dance

Master Richard Rich ...... Julian Rhind Tutt

Master Thomas Cromwell ...... Ken Cranham

Cardinal Wolsey ...... Timothy Bateson

King Henry VIII ...... Brian Cox

Duke of Norfolk ...... Nicholas le Prevost

Master Will Roper ...... Martin Freeman

Lady Alice More ...... Kika Markham

Mistress Margaret (Meg) More ...... Romola Garai

Boatman/Steward (aka Matthew)/Jailer ...... Sam Dale

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer/Headsman ...... Peter Tate

Woman ...... Adjoa Andoh

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

Then News.

20061014

Peter Pan in Scarlet

By Geraldine McCaughrean, dramatised for radio by Nick Warburton.

Commissioned by Great Ormond Street Hospital, this sequel to Peter Pan is a true adventure of adventures! Begin the journey and you will have to follow it to the end.

Narrator ...... Robert Glenister

Peter Pan ...... Daniel Mays

Wendy ...... Kate Maberly

Ravello ...... Roger Allam

John ...... Tom George

Tootles (F) ...... Robin Weaver

Tootles (M) ...... Joseph Kloska

Fireflyer ...... Peter Gunn

Curly ...... Simon Scardifield

Slightly ...... Steven Webb

Twin 1 ...... Damian Lynch

Twin 2 ...... Paul Richard Biggin

Starkey/Smee/Roarer ...... Sam Dale

Woman 1/Roarer ...... Rachel Atkins

Tinkerbell ...... Emerald OHanrahan

Music composed by David Pickvance.

Directed by Celia De Wolff.

20061028

Safe as Houses, by Peter Wolf. When Ruth and Ellie are sent in to clear a MOD safe house in remote Devon, they find some disturbing clues as to the identity of the person who was living there.

20061104

Dr Glas

Vanessa Rosenthal's dramatisation of Hjalmar Soderberg's play, which caused a great scandal when it was first published in Sweden in 1905.

When a lonely Stockholm GP is visited by a distressed woman patient, he takes an unorthodox approach that leads to a terrible conclusion.

Dr Glas ...... Adam Godley

Mrs Gregorius ...... Lia Williams

Pastor Gregorius ...... Jim Carter

Kristin ...... Vanessa Rosenthal

Markel ...... Geoffrey Durham

Woman ...... Colleen Prendergast

Birk ...... Ben Crowe

Klaus Recke ...... Jonathan Keeble

Piano played by Lucy Parham.

Directed by Chris Wallis.

20061118

Sad Girl

By Sue Teddern.

'Sad Girl' refers to what Rachel's mother Lisel once called the painting taken by Nazis from her Berlin home, along with her father and her young twin brother.

After her mother dies, Rachel sets out to find the painting, helped and hindered by her family. But what did it look like? What was it really called and who took it?

Rachel ...... Samantha Spiro

Michael Wernitz/Geoff ...... Henry Goodman

Lisel ...... Miriam Karlin

Uncle Harry ...... Lee Montague

Asif/Refugee ...... Ameet Chana

Lesley ...... Christine Kavanagh

Ben/Liam ...... Sam Dale

Sheila/Wernitz Gallery Assistant ...... Carolyn Pickles

Dan ...... Mark Straker

20061125

The Haunting of Frances Child

By Richard Cameron.

Psychological thriller about Frances Child, a young woman haunted by her past. John, a student, starts to fall in love with Frances but doesn't realise that he's part of a plan; one that Frances' different personalities are plotting.

Frances ...... Emma Atkins

John ...... Danny Burns

Director Pauline Harris.

20061209

When Marnie Was There

By Joan G Robinson, dramatised by Beaty Rubens.

Anna is a solitary foster child sent away to a small Norfolk village one summer. Here she makes friends with a mysterious and significant girl called Marnie, and discovers a good deal about her past.

Anna ...... Georgina Hagen

Older Anna ...... Sara Kestelman

Marnie ...... Juliet Aaltonen

Scilla ...... Skye Bennett

Susan...... Mary Miller

Sam ...... David Redgrave

Gillie ...... Richenda Carey

Nancy ...... Miranda Keeling

Mrs Lyndsay ...... Christine Kavanagh

Andrew ...... Paul Richard Biggin

Jane ...... Emma Noakes

Director David Hunter.

20061216

Little Nell

A new play by Simon Gray, inspired by Claire Tomalin's book The Invisible Woman, the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens.

The lies Nelly told to protect the secret of her relationship with the great author had lasting and damaging effects.

Sir Henry Dickens ...... Philip Voss

Geoffrey Robinson ...... Crispin Redman

Nelly Ternan ...... Monica Dolan

Charles Dickens ...... Michael Pennington

Jane ...... Maria Miles

George Wharton Robinson ...... Nicholas Boulton

Rev Benham ...... Nicholas Le Prevost

Pianist Charlotte Brennan.

Director Jane Morgan

Followed by News.

20061223

The Nutcracker

By Hattie Naylor, inspired by the story from ETA Hoffman.

Epic tale that sweeps through magical worlds inhabited by evil mice, the mysterious Dr Drosselmeier and a heroic nutcracker.

King/Father/Sneaky Hans ...... Ben Crowe

Queen/Frieda ...... Hannah Gordon

Mauselink ...... Lisa Hammond

Uncle Drosselmeier ...... Tim McMullan

Kurt The Mouse King ...... Nicky Henson

Clara/Princess Pirlipat/Wilheim ...... Pooja Kumar

Nutcracker/Elias/Heinrich ...... Daniel Goode

Brother/Otto/Pantaloon ...... Iwan Thomas

Directed by Paul Dodgson.

20061230

The Real Thing

Trevor Nunn makes his radio debut to direct Tom Stoppard's award-winning masterpiece, which premiered in 1982.

Henry is a successful playwright married to Charlotte, who has the lead role in his latest play about adultery. Her co-star Max is married to another actress, Annie. Annie and Henry are madly in love, but is it any more real than the subjects of Henry's play?

Henry ...... Alex Jennings

Annie ...... Imogen Stubbs

Charlotte ...... Harriet Walter

Max ...... Roger Allam

Debbie ...... Fiona Button

Brodie ...... Iain Robertson

Billy ...... Rafe Spall

20070106

The Tinner's Corpse: A Crowner John Mystery

By Bernard Knight, dramatised by Arnold Evans.

Devon, 1195, and the effusive coroner Sir John de Wolfe, aided by his long suffering clerk, investigates mysterious murders among the complex relationships of the tin-mining community. And if this wasn't enough to occupy them, the unlikely duo need to address some personal issues.

Crowner John ....... John Labanowski

Thomas ....... Bertie Carvel

The Sheriff ....... Andrew Wincott

Nesta ....... Siriol Jenkins

Walter Knapman ....... Richard Mitchley

Matthew Knapman ....... Richard Nichols

Joan Knapman ....... Sara McGaughey

Peter Jordan ....... Dan Winter

Stephen Acland ....... Dick Bradnum

Dame Madge ....... Manon Edwards

Oswin ....... Tom Sherman

Aethelfrith ....... Phillip Manikum

Will ....... Howell Evans

Alan ....... Francois Pandolfo

20070113

Belgian Nurse

The story of a friendship that created one of the 20th century's best-selling novels and films.

When American writer Kathryn Hulme meets a Belgian nurse on a UN Relief Programme after the Second World War, she doesn't understand why Marie-Louise Habets is so unwilling to talk about herself. It's only later that Marie-Louise admits she has recently left her convent - a confession that reaches a worldwide audience through the book and then the film of The Nun's Story.

Kathryn Hulme ...... Debora Weston

Marie-Louise Habets ...... Rachel Atkins

Pierre ...... John Moraitis

Fred Zinneman ...... Garrick Hagon

Audrey Hepburn ...... Christine Kavanagh

Mother Benedict ...... Jane Ridley

Produced and directed by Sara Davies.

20070120

Something Wrong about the Mouth

By David Edgar.

Leading off a week of dramas to accompany The Memory Experience, distinguished playwright David Edgar's new play for Radio 4 is a love story told at the border between memory and fiction, trust and betrayal, East and West.

Soho, 1958. A mysterious American wants to commission a portrait of a woman he can't produce, in a dress he can only describe, at an event which never happened.

Gene Pew ...... Damian Lewis

Desmond McElwee ...... Bill Paterson

Mrs Pew ...... Lisa Dillon

Dr Frisch ...... David De Keyser

The Hotelier ...... Andrew Sachs

Peter Szabo ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt

20070127

Playing with Fire

By David Edgar.

Originally produced at the National Theatre in 2005, Edgar's play is set against the background of a riot in the fictional northern town of Wyverdale, in the early part of this decade. In a new version for radio, Edgar offers a powerful combination of political and personal drama.

Alex Russell ...... Emma Fielding

George Aldred ...... David Troughton

Frank Wilkins ...... Geoffrey Whitehead

Riaz Rafique ...... Paul Bhattacharjee

Anwar Hafiz ...... Pal Aron

Arthur Barraclough ...... David Fleeshman

Jack Ross ...... David Bannerman

Joan Cummings ...... Marian Kemmer

Shirley Honeywell ...... Fiona Clarke

Les Slater ...... Peter Meakin

Stephen Croft ...... Sam Dale

Ricks ...... Graham Padden

Lord Stanley ...... Robert Lister

Counsel ...... Susan Brown

Leena Harvey-Wells ...... Souad Faress

Shaz ...... Bethan Walker

Director Peter Leslie Wild.

20070203

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

By Robert Louis Stevenson.

When a London lawyer studies the last will of his old friend Dr Jekyll, his suspicions are aroused. Why has respectable Dr Jekyll left everything to sinister Edward Hyde?

Dr Jekyll ...... Adam Godley

Utterson ...... David Horovitch

Enfield ...... Mark Straker

Mrs Utterson ...... Christine Kavanagh

Lanyon ...... Sam Dale

Poole ...... Joseph Kloska

Sir Danvers ...... Ian Masters

Girl/Maid ...... Emma Noakes

Housekeeper ...... Bethan Walker

Dramatist Yvonne Antrobus.

Director Claire Grove.

20070210

Backtrack

By Jill Hyem.

Hyem's play begins in a temporary centre for the homeless, when a volunteer helper finds herself oddly interested in one of the down-and-outs, and for once allows herself to follow her instincts.

Jan ...... Maxine Peake

Fiz ...... Joseph Kloska

Matt ...... Mark Straker

Molly ...... Marcella Riordan

Alec ...... Andrew Woodall

Nancy ...... Rachel Atkins

Mr Sykes ...... Sam Dale

Yorkshire neighbour ...... Christine Kavanagh

Director Jane Morgan.

20070217

The Loved One

By Evelyn Waugh, adapted by Jonathan Holloway.

California, just after the Second World War: An elderly Englishman, who once made a living as a Hollywood scriptwriter, has taken in a younger version of the same species who is also struggling to make his way in the new world.

He thought he was a poet once, but now earns a living in a pet cemetery. Preoccupied with dead things, he meets a young female embalmer and suddenly everything begins to go right.

Evelyn Waugh's novel has been called 'one of the funniest and most significant books of the 20th century'.

Dennis Barlow ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt

Mr Joyboy ...... Mark Gatiss

Aimee ...... Jennifer Lee Jellicorse

Sir Francis Hinsley ...... Clive Swift

Sir Ambrose Abercrombie ...... David Troughton

Mrs Heinkel/Mrs Joyboy/Telephonist ...... Barbara Barnes

Mr Heinkel/Schultz/Slump ...... Peter Marinker

20070303

The Killing of Dr Morgan

A taut, dark thriller by Jim Poyser.

Horror isn't about ghosts and monsters. Horror is about finding the truth. Andrew lives a comfy middle class life - then his wife's best friend is murdered and his world crumbles. Fingers point. Who murdered her? It's a cat's cradle of lies and deceit.

Andrew ...... Richard Lumsden

Lisa ...... Zara Turner

David ...... Philip Bretherton

Keegan ...... Andrew Dunn

Katya ...... Szilvi Naray-Davey

Timon ...... Parvez Qadir

Higgo ...... Hamilton Berstock

20070310

Zubeda

Naylah Ahmed's play, set in rural India, is the parallel tale of two romances, one long-standing and unfulfilled and the other newly formed and full of hope. An elderly henna artist who has lived alone all her life has harboured a secret, which comes to light when she reluctantly takes on an apprentice for the first time.

Zubeda ...... Jamila Massey

Hassan ...... Ameet Chana

Sultan/Chacha ...... Vincent Ebrahim

Sureya ...... Maya Sondhi

Maid/Woman ...... Harvey Virdi

Man ...... Sam Dastor

Director Kate Chapman.

20070317

Wanted Someone Innocent

By Margery Allingham, dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.

Gillian Brayton is offered a well paid job by an old schoolfriend. The household is lively and bohemian, but why is she really there?

Gillian Brayton ...... Helen Longworth

Rita Fayre ...... Sylvestra Le Touzel

Supt McNaught ...... Tom Mannion

Julian Fayre ...... Nicholas Boulton

Henri Phoebus ...... Philip Fox

Dr Crupiner ...... Ian Masters

Rudkin ...... Harry Myers

Mrs Munsen ...... Susan Jameson

Bunch Howard ...... Colleen Prendergast

Director Claire Grove.

20070324

Slavery: The Making Of

By Peter Jukes

A look behind the scenes of a fictional creative process to see what really goes on when an illustrious group of actors and a radio producer grapple with the problem of how to re-enact stories about the slave trade? How can you reconstruct scenes of such suffering and torment? The result is a funny, doomed attempt to make an improvised drama-documentary about slavery. From an idea by Lenny Henry.

Len ...... Lenny Henry

Brian ...... Brian Blessed

Howard ...... Greg Wise

Adrian ...... Adrian Lester

Leila ...... Jenny Jules

Jo ...... Joanna Scanlan

Steven ...... Sam Dale

Francine Stock ...... Francine Stock

20070331

Dr Freud Will See you Now Mr Hitler

By Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.

At the age of six, Adolf Hitler suffered from recurring nightmares. The village doctor recommended a child psychiatrist in Vienna, a young man named Sigmund Freud. Adolf's brutal father, however, wouldn't hear of it. But what if....

Adolf Hitler ...... Toby Jones

Sigmund Freud ...... Allan Corduner

Anna Freud ...... Sophie Winkleman

Martha ...... Christine Kavanagh

Dr Bloch, Otto Rank ...... John Dougall

Alois, Yung, Forster, Rothmeyer ...... Sam Dale

Klara ...... Jasmine Callan

Major Beck ...... Mark Straker

Soldier ...... Anthony Glennon

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

20070414

Scam

By John Arden.

Cressida Owlglass has just discovered information technology. Beguiled by the novelty of cyber-magic, she finds herself facing a new kind of challenge when a dubious email lands in her inbox. She goes in pursuit of her anonymous correspondent, but the game takes a dark turn.

Cressida Owlglass ...... Kika Markham

Henrietta Clump ...... Deborah Findlay

Det Insp Pike ...... Emma Amos

Supt. Pybus ...... Neil Dudgeon

Charles Clump ...... Bernard Kay

Colonel Black ...... Robin Soans

Jude Hawkshaw ...... Tom Fisher

Voice of Scam ...... Jon Glover

Grote ...... Stephen Matthews

1st Boy ...... William McCaughran

2nd Boy ...... Ronat Patel

3rd Boy ...... Tim Lintern

Director Roland Jaquarello.

20070421

A Voyage round My Father

John Mortimer's funny and touching memoir of his early life and career.

Father ...... Derek Jacobi

Mother ...... Joanna David

The Son ...... Dominic Rowan

The Boy ...... Angus Imrie

Elizabeth ...... Natasha Little

Headmaster ...... Christopher Benjamin

Ham ...... Osmund Bullock

Reigate ...... Dominic Curran

Miss Cox ...... Lil Bevan

Miss Baker ...... Sadie Shimmin

Mr Thong ...... Neil Boorman

Sparks ...... Jamie de Courcey

Directed by Thea Sharrock.

20070428

One Man on a Stage

Comedy by Judith French, based on Jerome K Jerome's theatrical memoir On the Stage and Off.

Before he wrote Three Men in a Boat, Jerome hoped to become an actor. An orphan at the age of 18, he pawned his few possessions and set out on a career among the charlatans, lost souls and no-hopers of the provincial Victorian stage.

Jerome K Jerome ...... Joseph Millson

Monty Jarman ...... Paul Reynolds

Miss Georgie ...... Jasmine Callan

Walking Gentleman ...... Jeremy Swift

Heavy Man ...... Robin Soans

Responsibles ...... John Dougall

Juveniles ...... Anthony Glennon

Child ...... Charlie Manton

Director Jonquil Panting.

20070505

Haunted Hospital

A ghost story set in a hospital in Rochdale featuring two parallel storylines, one contemporary and the other set in the late 1800s, the latter drawing on real historical events.

Julia/Lizzie ...... Jo-Anne Knowles

Steve/Daniel ...... Michael Begley

Sam ...... Elianne Byrne

Josiah Ogden ...... David Fleeshman

Jacob Pinch ...... Mark Chatterton

Mrs Cragge ...... Barbara Marten

Mr Cragge ...... James Quinn

Irish Woman ...... Martine Harry-Davis

Directed by Liz Leonard.

20070512

The Servant

Ronald Frame's dramatisation of Robin Maugham's novella about a young lawyer who falls under the malign influence of his sinister manservant.

Richard ...... Jamie Glover

Tony ...... Bertie Carvel

Barrett ...... Anton Lesser

Sally ...... Lydia Leonard

Vera ...... Alex Tregear

Mrs Toms ...... Carolyn Pickles

Girl ...... Ayesha Antoine

Directed by Gordon House.

20070519

Twice Brightly

Harry Secombe's son David dramatises his father's novel.

For young servicemen who had spent six years fighting fascism, postwar Britain was a drab, oppressive place. For a young and untried army comic keen on the Marx brothers and Jimmy Cagney, a Yorkshire variety theatre in February was a vision of Hell itself.

Larry Gower ...... Christian Patterson

Wally Winston ...... Dominic Frisby

Tom Tillson ...... Jackson

Julie Tempest ...... Becky Hindley

April ...... Katy Secombe

June ...... Ella Smith

Joe Armsworth ...... Gerard McDermott

Jim Moriarty ...... John Cummins

Hubert Lovegrove ...... Geoffrey Beevers

Mrs Ma Rogers ...... Carolyn Pickles

Directed by Steven Canny.

20070526

The Birds

Melissa Murray's dramatisation of Daphne Du Maurier's classic horror story.

Nat....Neil Dudgeon

Sue....Nicola Walker

Maggie....Jade Williams

Mr Trigg....Gerard Horan

Jonathan....Carl Grose

Newsreader....John Dougall

Mary....Rachel Bavidge

Music and Sound Design by David Pickvance.

Directed by Sally Avens.

20070526

The Birds

Melissa Murray's dramatisation of Daphne Du Maurier's classic horror story.

Nat ...... Neil Dudgeon

Sue ...... Nicola Walker

Maggie ...... Jade Williams

Mr Trigg ...... Gerard Horan

Jonathan ...... Carl Grose

Newsreader ...... John Dougall

Mary ...... Rachel Bavidge

Music and Sound Design by David Pickvance.

Directed by Sally Avens.

20070602

The Windsor Jewels

Robin Glendinning's black comedy tells the story of a real mystery.

In 1946, the Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) and his wife (formerly Wallis Simpson) paid a visit to Britain, hoping to secure a government job for the Duke and a title for the Duchess. During the visit, the Duchess's jewels, worth millions, were stolen. Conspiracy theories abounded.

Duke of Windsor ...... Jon Glover

Duchess of Windsor ...... Christine Kavanagh

Capstick ...... Christian Rodska

Evans ...... Chris Yapp

Miss Martin/Mrs Jones/Resident ...... Amy Clifton

Bevin/Gardener ...... Alan Moore

Attlee ...... Paul Humpoletz

Lascelles/Newsreel ...... David Collins

First Hack ...... Stephen Perring

Second Hack ...... Paul Mohan

20070609

Insignificance

Terry Johnson's play is set in New York in 1953.

A beautiful film star, a Nobel Prize winning scientist, a baseball player and an infamous senator meet for an extraordinary confrontation in a hotel room.

The Professor ...... Allan Corduner

The Senator ...... John Guerassio

The Actress ...... Megan Dodds

The Ballplayer ...... Damian Lewis

Director Roxana Silbert.

Followed by News.

20070616

Breaking the Silence

Stephen Poliakoff's modern classic, originally staged by the RSC in 1984, is set in post-revolutionary Russia.

A man is obsessed with finding a way of bringing sound to the movies, while his family are forced to adapt to the changes wrought by the Bolshevik Revolution.

Nikolai ...... Anton Lesser

Eugenia ...... Juliet Stevenson

Polya ...... Anna Madeley

Sasha ...... Oliver J Hembrough

Verkoff ...... Gary Lewis

Guard 1 ...... John Flitcroft

Guard 2 ...... Jez Thomas

Director Peter Leslie Wild.

Followed by News.

20070623

Humble Boy

Award-winning comic drama by Charlotte Jones, adapted for radio by Steven Canny.

Felix Humble is a Cambridge astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, he returns to his middle England home and his difficult and demanding mother, where he soon realises that his search for unity must include his own chaotic home life.

Felix ...... Adrian Scarborough

Flora ...... Diana Rigg

Mercy ...... Marcia Warren

George ...... Nicky Henson

Rosie ...... Cathryn Bradshaw

Jim ...... John Standing

Followed by News.

20070630

Arcadia

Tom Stoppard's acclaimed comedy masterfully juggles notions of literature, mathematics, landscape gardening and love through the lives and preoccupations of the inhabitants of Sidley Park, Derbyshire in the early 19th and late 20th centuries.

Bernard ...... Jason Watkins

Hannah ...... Nicola Redmond

Septimus ...... Jack Laskey

Thomasina ...... Jade Williams

Chloe ...... Carey Mulligan

Valentine ...... Joseph Kloska

Chater ...... John Dougall

Lady Croom ...... Liza Sadovy

Noakes ...... Jot Davies

Jellaby Simon Treves

Brice ...... Anthony Glennon

Augustus ...... Sam Pamphilon

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

20070707

Avoid London...Area closed...Turn on Radio

Culmination of a week of dramas by Mike Walker, focusing on how a family coped with the real and terrible events of 7/7 and how they set about rebuilding their lives.

Paul Demeril ...... David Calder

Gracie Demeril ...... Margot Leicester

Mary ...... Elizabeth Spriggs

Zipper ...... Leanne Rowe

Imogen ...... Saskia Wickham

Manjit ...... Sameena Zehra

Ayeesha ...... Jane Slavin

Monk ...... Paul Panting

Gray ...... Ricci McLeod

Carrie ...... Jasmine Callan

Tanya ...... Rachel Bavidge

Paramedic ...... John Dougall

Fireman ...... Anthony Glennon

Followed by News.

20070714

Called to Account

In early 2007, two leading barristers tested the evidence as to whether there would be sufficient grounds to indict the British Prime Minister for the crime of aggression against Iraq. They examined a number of distinguished witnesses, including Members of Parliament, diplomats, United Nations officials, Intelligence experts and journalists.

Their revealing testimony was re-told by actors in The Tricycle Theatre's critically acclaimed tribunal play Called to Account - The Indictment of Anthony Charles Lynton Blair for the crime of aggression against Iraq - A Hearing.

To mark the resignation of Tony Blair, the original cast return in this specially adapted version for BBC Radio 4.

Phillipe Sands ...... Thomas Wheatley

Julian Knowles ...... David Michaels

Dr Al Mufti ...... Raad Rawi

Scott Ritter ...... David Beames

Sir Stuart Murray-Smith/Sir Michael Quinlan ...... William Hoyland

Michael Smith ...... Ken Drury

Clare Short ...... Diane Fletcher

Michael Mates ...... Roland Oliver

Ed Mortimer ...... Jeremy Clyde

Juan Gabriel Valdes ...... James Woolley

Bob Marshall Andrews ...... Terrance Hardiman

Richard Perle ...... Shane Rimmer

Blinne Ghralaigh ...... Charlotte Lucas

Alison McDonald ...... Morven Macbeth

Edited by Richard Norton-Taylor.

Devised and directed by Nicolas Kent.

Followed by News.

20070721

The Shocking Tale of Margaret Seddon

John Fletcher's Edwardian murder story is based on real events.

Frederick and Margaret Seddon take wealthy Mrs Barrow into their Islington home as a lodger. The summer of 1911 proves scorchingly hot and when Mrs Barrow dies, leaving all her money to Fred, suspicions are aroused. Was her death caused by the heatwave, or the arsenic-laced fly papers have something to do with it?

Margaret Seddon ...... Lynne Seymour

Fred Seddon ...... Bertie Carvel

Miss Barrow ...... Annette Badland

Hook/Attorney General Isaacs ...... Dick Bradnum

Benny/Vicar ...... Brendan Charleson

Dr Sworn/Hangman ...... Dorien Thomas

Maggie ...... Anwen Carlisle

Ada ...... Isabel Lewis

Directed by Nigel Lewis.

20070728

Pass the Parcel

By Melissa Murray.

A romantic drama about two people who meet at a genealogy course researching the background to their family history. Both are emotionally scarred by the past, and when they investigate their family backgrounds they discover that there is a curious link between their ancestors as well.

Adam ...... Anton Lesser

Alison ...... Carolyn Pickles

Mark ...... Gerard McDermott

Frances ...... Natasha Pyne

Mary/Steph ...... Ella Emith

Directed by Cherry Cookson.

20070804

India and Pakistan '07: Feluda the Golden Fortress

An adventure for Satyajit Ray's famous Bengali sleuth Feluda, specially recorded in Mumbai.

Eight-year-old Mukul has vivid dreams of a past life featuring buried treasure, peacocks and a golden fortress. But he is in danger from unscrupulous scoundrels who want to locate the gold and jewels that he seems to remember.

Feluda ...... Rahul Bose

Lalmohan Ganguly ...... Anupam Kher

Topshe ...... Hari Balasubramaniam

Gurubachan Singh ...... Jaspal Bhatti

Dr Hajra ...... Sohrab Ardeshir

Mandar Bose ...... Anang Desai

Uncle Sidhu ...... Ameen Sayani

Sudhir Dhar ...... Sumantra Ghosal

Beggar ...... Atul Tiwari

Bagri ...... Arghiya Lahiri

Barber/Shopkeeper ...... Shahrookh Irani

Nilu ...... Yeshaswani Dayama

Mukul ...... Tejswani Tomar

Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

20070811

India and Pakistan '07: Husud

Samina Baig's tale of sibling rivalry, jealousy, forbidden passion and murder. Set in an India waking up to massive change, this story of two sisters and one man reflects the unease between old world values and new world ambition.

Shazia ...... Archie Panjabi

Mother ...... Nimra Bucha

Shaheen/Soni ...... Sakuntala Ramanee

Rahan ...... Nitin Ganatra

Uncle/Inspector ...... Kris Dosanji

Beggar ...... Shiv Grewal

Driver/Hitesh ...... Saikat Ahamed

Bismillah ...... Leena Dhingra

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

20070818

If I Should Go Away

Owen Sheers' play is adapted from the writings of fellow Welsh poet Alun Lewis, one of the most vividly lyrical voices of the Second World War.

It charts one man's journey from pacifist to soldier, from husband to lover,and reveals how casualties of war are emotional as much as physical.

The play is introduced by Alun's widow Gweno Lewis.

Alun Lewis ...... Richard Harrington

Gweno Ellis ...... Mali Harries

Freda Aykroyd ...... Caroline Harker

Directed by Kate McAll.

20070825

Death at the Desert Inn

By Marcy Kahan.

Three hundred thousand dollars are left in a satchel in Noel Coward's Las Vegas suite. Coward sets off on his unexpected posthumous career as a detective. The Desert Inn, scene of one of his greatest cabaret triumphs, is the setting for a murder mystery complete with Judy Garland, a showgirl, a Broadway agent, an unlikely croupier and a US Congressman, with half of Hollywood in the audience.

Noel Coward ...... Malcolm Sinclair

Lorn Loraine ...... Eleanor Bron

Cole Lesley ...... Tam Williams

Judy Garland ...... Belinda Lang

Joe Glaser ...... Jake Broder

Mercedes de Caruso ...... Meredith MacNeil

Nicholas Faulkner ...... Peter Swander

Floyd Hicks ...... Nathan Osgood

Babyface Puccini ...... William Hootkins

Directed by Ned Chaillet.

20070901

Our Man in Jamaica

By Marcy Kahan, set in Jamaica in 1962.

Noel Coward's neighbour Ian Fleming is determined that Noel should resume his wartime activity as a spy.

Noel Coward ...... Malcolm Sinclair

Lorn Lorraine ...... Eleanor Bron

Cole Lesley ...... Tam Williams

Ian Fleming ...... Nicholas Farrell

Marlene Dietrich ...... Alison Pettitt

Schrafft/Hedges ...... Kerry Shale

Chicago Garibaldi ...... Sam Dale

Atkinson ...... Peter Donaldson

Robotnik ...... John Dougall

20070908

The Living and the Dead

Adrian Bean's dramatisation of the novel that inspired Hitchcock's Vertigo, by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.

Jacques Flavieres is a troubled and complex soul with a devastating fear of heights, rejected from the army on medical grounds. An old friend asks him to take on a private assignment which leads to fatal obsession.

Jacque Flavieres ...... Michael Maloney

Madeleine/Renee ...... Sarah Smart

Paul Gevigne ...... Robert Pickavance

Dr Ballard ...... Seamus O'Neill

Leriche ...... Chris Jack

Old Concierge ...... Daryl Fishwick

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20070915

That Man Attlee

By Robin Glendinning.

On the day of the 1945 General Election Labour are expecting to lose, but the results swing their way and the party scents power. Herbert Morrison instigates a vicious bout of political infighting before an unlikely victor emerges to lead Great Britain into a socialist future.

Clement Attlee ...... Bill Wallis

Ernest Bevin ...... David Calder

Herbert Morrison ...... Matthew Marsh

Harold Laski ...... Philip Franks

Vi Attlee ...... Diana Berriman

Flippy Attlee ...... Katherine Heath

Alison Attlee ....... Amy Clifton

Janet Shipton ...... Alison Reid

The Home Service ...... David Collins

Journalists ...... Chris Donnelly, Paul Mohan

Directed by Jeremy Howe.

20070922

The Great Chocolate Murders

By John Fletcher.

When people start falling ill all over 19th-century Brighton, everyone thinks that the lack of proper sewers has caused a cholera epidemic. Little do the police suspect that a middle-aged spinster is responsible.

With Sian Thomas, Chris Donnelly, Jennifer Hill, Dorien Thomas, Brendan Charleson.

Directed by Kate McAll.

20070929

Feluda: The Mystery of the Elephant God

Satyajit Ray's famous Bengali detective Feluda returns for another adventure, dramatised by Ray Grewal.

Drawn by the extravagant claims of a mysterious holy man who has swum 200 miles up the Ganges, Feluda visits Benares during the festival of Durga. A valuable statuette of Ganesh is stolen from a famous household. Could the holy man, or even arch-enemy Meganlal Meghraj, be connected to the crime?

Feluda (Prodosh Mitter) ...... Rahul Bose

Lalmohan Ganguly ...... Anupam Kher

Topshe ...... Hari Balasubramaniam

Machchli Baba ...... Jackie Shroff

Meganlal Meghraj ...... Dalip Tahil

Abhaycharan ...... Ameen Sayani

Umanath Ghoshal ...... Anang Desai

Vikas ...... Arghiya Lahiri

Inspector Tiwari ...... Shahrookh Irani

Niranjan ...... Atul Tiwari

Shashi ...... Sumantra Ghosal

Ruku ...... Hormuz Dadabhoy

Suraj ...... Varun Murali

Directed by Anne Edyvean.

20071006

Dover and the Claret Tappers

Comedy thriller by Joyce Porter, dramatised by Paul Mendelson.

The kidnap of a police officer is generally regarded as a highly serious matter. When the victim is Inspector Dover, however, the mood at Scotland Yard is one of jubilation.

Chief Inspector Dover ...... Kenneth Cranham

Sergeant McGregor ...... Stuart McQuarrie

Commander Brockhurst ...... Crawford Logan

Noreen/Mrs Youens ...... Joanna Tope

Inspector Horton/Constable Dawes ...... Nick Underwood

Lesley Whittaker/Miss Montmorency ...... Lucy Paterson

Gallagher/Supt Trevelyan ...... Terry Wale

Mary Jones ...... Laura Smales

Directed by David Ian Neville.

20071013

Dover Beats the Band

Comedy thriller by Joyce Porter, dramatised by Paul Mendelson.

Inspector Dover, with less than total enthusiasm, investigates the murder of a mild-mannered philatelist in a holiday camp. His sergeant, however, cares a bit too much. But as the investigation begins to uncover a sinister conspiracy, even Scotland Yard's laziest detective becomes determined to catch the killer.

Chief Inspector Dover ...... Kenneth Cranham

Sergeant McGregor ...... Stuart McQuarrie

Dr Hirst/Nora Hull ...... Joanna Tope

Captain Maguire/Sven ...... Michael Mackenzie

Sir Egbert Rankin/Rupert Pettit ...... Finlay McLean

Inspector Telford/Osmond ...... Nick Underwood

Sandra/Doreen Knapper ...... Lucy Paterson

Mavis/WPC Elvira Marchmount ...... Samantha Young

Directed by David Ian Neville.

20071208

Beast at Bay

Robin Glendinning's play tells the story of the publication of Boris Pasternak's classic 20th-century novel Dr Zhivago. Censored by the Soviet regime, the book was first published in Italy 50 years ago after the manuscript was smuggled out of the country. The book's appearance caused furore in the Soviet Union and a debacle followed when Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Pasternak ...... Jay Villiers

Polikarpov ...... Brian Pettifer

Surkov ...... Robert Glenister

Bannikov ...... Jon Cartwright

Olga ...... Mia Soteriou

Irina ...... Sarah Bedi

Also featuring John Telfer, Jon Glover, David Collins, Paul Nicholson.

Directed by Tim Dee.

20071215

Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Eduardo de Filippo's comedy about an extended Neopolitan family who gather together every Sunday for Donna Rosa's legendary ragu. Simmering tensions explode into a furious row.

Peppino ...... Alexander Morton

Rosa ...... Kathryn Howden

Antonio ...... Paul Young

Giulietta ...... Gabriel Quigley

Rocco ...... Iain Robertson

Roberto ...... Paul Blair

Maria Carolina ...... Laura Smales

Aunt Meme ...... Sandra Voe

Attilio ...... Jim Webster-Stewart

Luigi ...... Sean Scanlan

Elena ...... Monica Gibb

Virginia ...... Wendy Seager

Federico ...... Bryan Lowe

Catiello ...... Gareth Thomas

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane

Followed by News.

20071222

The Wooden Overcoat

Pamela Branch's comic murder mystery set in London in 1951, adapted by Mark Gatiss.

Much to his surprise, Benji Cann has got away with murder. He gravitates to the Asterisk Club, a place of refuge for those who have strayed beyond the pale and not paid the ultimate price. But then Benji turns up dead. Who killed him and how will they be able to get rid of the body without the neighbours noticing?

Peter ...... David Tennant

Fan ...... Julia Davis

Rex ...... David Benson

Beesum ...... Alan David

Colonel Quincey ...... Graham Crowden

Creaker ...... David Ryall

Flush ...... John Castle

Benji ...... Tom Allen

Mrs Barratt ...... Barbara Kirby

Lilli Cluj ...... Katherine Jakeways

20071229

The Iceman

Simon Bovey's play is set in London in 1860.

When three girls are found murdered, DI Burdett's only clue is a trace of ice found in the victims' throats. The investigation leads him into very deep water.

DI Burdett ...... Anthony Howell

Mogg ...... Ben Crowe

Malpacket ...... Stephen Greif

Parnell ...... Sam Dale

Massimo ...... Vincenzo Nicoli

Letheby ...... Anthony Glennon

Scraton ...... Simon Treves

Brodie ...... Jot Davies

Sadie Weston ...... Jasmine Callan

Directed by Marc Beeby.

20080112

Passion Play

Peter Nichols's acclaimed study of adultery and betrayal.

James and Eleanor are happily married, or so they think. Kate, the young widow of one of their oldest friends, makes it clear to James that she thinks him very attractive. It is an offer he finds very difficult to resist.

James ...... Nicholas Le Prevost

Eleanor ...... Joanna David

Agnes ...... Gemma Jones

Kate ...... Emily Bruni

Directed by Colin Guthrie.

Followed by News.

20080126

The Listening Room

Psychological thriller by Steve Gough set in the year 2036, exploring truth, confidentiality and morality.

Kathleen works on a national helpline in a call centre named The Listening Room. She starts to receive calls from a man who has a terrible secret of international importance. He has been manipulated by the powers-that-be into committing dreadful crimes, but can she believe him? And should she confide in anyone else?

Kathleen ...... Becky Hindley

Robert ...... Kevin Doyle

John ...... Lloyd Hutchinson

Lisa ...... Fiona Clarke

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20080216

Spellbound

Amanda Dalton's adaptation of Francis Beeding's murder mystery The House of Dr Edwardes, upon which Hitchcock's film Spellbound was based.

The new head of a mental hospital is not what he claims to be - but who is he?

Directed by Susan Roberts.

20080223

The Voyage of the Demeter

Robert Forrest's chilling tale of the supernatural, set on a schooner sailing from Bulgaria to England in 1867. Something very unpleasant is lurking aboard the ship, and the voyage becomes a terrifying ordeal.

Ripelski ...... Finlay Welsh

Robash ...... Gary Lewis

Kanesky ...... Steven McNicoll

Bretov ...... Grant O'Rourke

Gentleman ...... Alexander Morton

20080301

Missing Dates

By Simon Gray.

Brothers Michael and Jason vie with each other for the attention of Anita, but what is it that she wants?

Jason ...... Toby Stephens

Michael ...... Jasper Britton

Anita ...... Monica Dolan

Wendy ...... Faye Castelow

Dominic ...... Joseph Kloska

Directed by Jane Morgan.

Followed by News.

20080308

Blinded by the Sun

A new radio version of Stephen Poliakoff's 1996 National Theatre play about a scientific fraud in an English university.

The pressure to succeed leads a scientist to claim a major breakthrough in the energy field. But when he fails to replicate his experiment, the fallout causes long-term conflict amongst a previously close set of colleagues.

Al Golfar ...... Alex Jennings

Elinor Brickman ...... Harriet Walter

Christopher Lathwell ...... Steven Pacey

Joanna ...... Jodie Whittaker

Professor ...... John Rowe

Ghislane Lathwell ...... Christine Kavanagh

Barbara ...... Helen Longworth

Charlie ...... Christian Rodska

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

Followed by News.

20080315

The Dark Side

Comic adventure by David Chapel.

1/2. James is an idealistic MP's researcher more concerned with ethics than power. However, when he is sacked, he finds himself on the other side of politics as a reluctant lobbyist.

James ...... Sam Troughton

Gila ...... Jemima Rooper

Annie ...... Christine Bottomley

Cairncross ...... Karl Johnson

Brannigan ...... Stephen Critchlow

Tone ...... Ben Crowe

Hartigan ...... Helen Longworth

Pikey ...... Chris Pavlo

Harris ...... John Rowe

Huxtable ...... Ben Onwukwe

Mo ...... Liz Sutherland

Directed by Jonquil Panting.

20080322

The Dark Side

Comic adventure by David Chapel.

2/2. Can the idealistic James cut it as a lobbyist or will his politics betray him, along with his clients?

James ...... Sam Troughton

Gila ...... Jemima Rooper

Annie ...... Christine Bottomley

Cairncross ...... Karl Johnson

Greenglass ...... Stephen Critchlow

Mo ...... Liz Sutherland

Wanless ...... Ben Crowe

Ripley ...... Peter Marinker

Miss Fremantle ...... Liza Sadovy

Directed by Jonquil Panting.

20080329

1968: 4.4.68

Jon Sen's play recalls the events of the last days of Martin Luther King's life before the civil rights leader was assassinated.

Martin Luther King ...... Danny Sapani

Ralph Abernathy ...... Shaun Parks

Louve ...... Michael Begley

Harry ...... Trevor Cooper

Radio reporter ...... Peter Marinker

Charles Cabbage ...... Danny Lee Wynter

Jesse Jackson ...... Richie Campbell

Original music composed by Philip Guyler.

20080405

Shell Shocked

Gregory Burke's moving story of two brothers who are separated in the trenches of the First World War and whose lives take very different paths.

Tommy ...... John Buick

Mr Leitch ...... Angus McInnes

Mr Macleod ...... Paul Young

Pat ...... John Kielty

Major Munro/Lord Bruce ...... Richard Greenwood

Billy/Doctor ...... Jordan Young

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

20080412

Journey into Space: Frozen in Time

A tribute to Charles Chilton's iconic 1960s series Journey into Space. The crew of the spacecraft Ares awake from suspended animation in 2013 to find themselves unwittingly caught up in a seismic deception. At stake is not only their own lives but also the very future of the planet Earth.

Captain Jet Morgan ...... David Jacobs

Mitch ...... Michael Beckley

Doc and Ed ...... Alan Marriott

Lemmy ...... Chris Moran

Astrid ...... Emma Fielding

Jensen ...... Stephen Hogan

Radio Operator and Female Voice ...... Kate Harbour

Music by David Chilton.

Directed by Nicholas Russell-Pavier.

20080419

Dr Johnson's Dictionary of Crime

Comic thriller by David Ashton.

Samuel Johnson and James Boswell tackle the teeming London underworld of 1781. How can a man who has shot another at point blank range be saved from the gallows, and how can the power and vested interest of a man highly placed in His Majesty's Government be defeated?

Dr Johnson ...... Timothy West

James Boswell ...... Stuart McQuarrie

Hester Thrale ...... Joanna David

Lord Spencer ...... David Shaw-Parker

Capt John Porteous ...... Oliver Milburn

Tobias Boothroyd ...... Harry Myers

Caroline Spencer ...... Abigail Hollick

Lady Crewe ...... Teresa Gallagher

Serena Boothroyd ...... Cathy Sara

Silas Pike ...... Ron Cook

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

20080426

The Small Back Room

Richard Stevens's dramatisation of Nigel Balchin's tense WWII thriller.

Sammy Rice is called in to try and solve the mystery of a series of unexploded bombs that are being scattered after German air raids. They lie dormant and then inexplicably explode on human contact.

Holland/Brine ...... Paul Jesson

Sammy ...... Damian Lewis

Tilly ...... Dominc Rowan

Waring ...... Nick Rowe

Sue ...... Rebecca Saire

Mair ...... Christopher Benjamin

Stuart ...... Will Keen

Joe ...... Stuart Laing

Pinker/Strang ...... Sean Baker

20080503

Cigarettes and Chocolate

Anthony Minghella's Giles Cooper Award winning radio play, first broadcast nearly twenty years ago, repeated as a tribute to the author who died recently.

Gemma's unexplained silence is the catalyst for a reaction amongst her friends and lovers both unfaithful and unrequited, which starts as mild irritation but becomes increasingly uncontrolled as her passive but forceful refusal to speak drives them to distraction.

Lorna ...... Juliet Stevenson

Rob ...... Bill Nighy

Gemma ...... Jenny Howe

Gemma's Mother ...... Joan Campion

Alastair ...... Alex Norton

Gail ...... Jane Gurnett

Sample ...... Christopher Ravenscroft

Concepcion ...... Sally Eldridge

Directed by Anthony Minghella and Robert Cooper.

20080510

Two Planks and a Passion

Anthony Minghella's tender and comic account of a provincial Easter six hundred years ago, repeated as a tribute to the author.

The citizens of York are preparing to perform the Mystery Cycle for Richard II and his long-suffering queen, Anne of Bohemia. The royal visit is cause for anxiety, civic pride and very hard work, but most of all it inspires the Guildsmen of York to give their best ever performance of the Passion Play.

Richard II ...... Bill Nighy

Earl of Oxford ...... Tim McInnerny

Catherine La Kolve ...... Julia McKenzie

The Archbishop ...... Julian Fellowes

Edward Young ...... David Battley

Will Bluefront ...... Chris Jury

Queen Anne ...... Sophie Thompson

Walter Painter ...... Craig Heaney

Father Melton ...... Terrance Hillier

Sarah Zachary ...... Felicity Montagu

Geoffrey le Kolve ...... Ken Jones

Alice Selby ...... Jean Boht

William Selby ...... James Grout

Directed by Anthony Minghella and Bruce Hyman.

Followed by News.

20080517

The Accountant of Solyanka Square

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

Now that Andrei's business interests are legitimate, he never talks about how he made his millions. But when he is kidnapped by his estranged son Victor, who will stop at nothing to get answers, he is forced to reveal his secrets.

Andrei ...... Steven Mackintosh

Victor ...... Steven Webb

Alina ...... Kate Ashfield

Chubatkin ...... Struan Rodger

Valentin ...... Ben Crowe

Orlovsky ...... John Rowe

Verzirov ...... Stephen Critchlow

Vzrovskaya ...... Liz Sutherland

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

20080524

Dr No

Hugh Whitemore's dramatisation of Ian Fleming's 1958 novel, to celebrate the author's centenary. Bond is sent to investigate a strange disappearance on the island of Jamaica and discovers that the heart of the mystery lies with a sinister recluse known as Dr No.

M ...... John Standing

James Bond ...... Toby Stephens

Dr No ...... David Suchet

Armourer ...... Peter Capaldi

Chief of Staff ...... Nicky Henson

Moneypenny ...... Janie Dee

Airport Announcer/Receptionist ...... Inika Leigh Wright

Airport Official/Pus-Feller/Henchman ...... Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Quarrel ...... Clarke Peters

Miss Chung/Sister Lily ...... Kosha Engler

Pleydell Smith ...... Samuel West

Miss Taro/Telephonist/Sister May/Tennis girl ...... Jordanna Tin

Librarian ...... Lucy Fleming

Honey Rider ...... Lisa Dillon

Guard/Henchman/Crane Driver ...... Jon David Yu

Acting Governor of Jamaica ...... Simon Williams

Voice of Ian Fleming ...... Martin Jarvis

Original music by Mark Holden and Samuel Barbour.

Directed by Martin Jarvis.

20080531

1968: Let's Murder Vivaldi: New production of David Mercer's 1968 play. Monica and Gerald are not happy together. Nor are Ben and Julie. Can Julie and Gerald resolve everything?

20080531

1968: Let's Murder Vivaldi: New production of David Mercer's 1968 play. Monica and Gerald are not happy together. Nor are Ben and Julie. Can Julie and Gerald resolve everything?

20080607

Sacred Statues

By William Trevor.

Penniless sculptor Corry struggles to make ends meet for his pregnant wife Nuala and their children. Unbeknown to him, Nuala comes up with a shocking plan.

Nuala ...... Eileen Walsh

Corry ...... Gary Lydon

Mrs Falloway ...... Judy Parfitt

Etty ...... Ger Ryan

Mr Renne ...... Kieran Lagan

Boys ...... Adam Maul, Davis Best

20080614

Betrayal - Plenty

David Hare's play contrasts the experiences of an Englishwoman helping the French Resistance during the Second World War with her life over the following twenty years. The drama offers a unique view of postwar history as well as making a powerful statement about changing values and the collapse of ideals embodied in a single life.

Susan Traherne ...... Miranda Richardson

Alice ...... Hattie Morahan

Brock ...... Ben Miles

Lazar ...... Michael Gould

Frenchman 1/Begley ...... Jonathan Cullen

Darwin ...... Geoffrey Palmer

Mick ......Paul Anderson

Louise ...... Emilie-Kate Owen

Aung ...... Chooi Beh

Priest/Announcer ...... Dale Rapley

Dorcas ...... Ellie Beaven

Charleson ...... Angus Wright

Frenchman 2 ...... Sylvester Morand

Directed by John Dove.

20080621

Beat the Dog in His Own Kennel: Thriller by Gary Brown, set soon after WWII and based on real events as the Jewish underground plan to assassinate foreign secretary Ernest Bevin.

20080628

Rebus - Black and Blue

By Ian Rankin, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

1/2. Investigating the violent death of a North Sea oil worker in Edinburgh, Rebus uncovers a variety of possible motives. His inquiries take him from Edinburgh to Glasgow and Aberdeen before he finds his investigation overlapping with a major hunt for a serial killer who has struck in all three cities.

John Rebus ...... Ron Donachie

Ludo Lumsden ...... Iain Robertson

Siobhan Clarke ...... Gayanne Potter

Jack Morton ...... Simon Tait

Tracy Minchell ...... Irene Allan

Judd Fuller ...... Simon Donaldson

Edward Grogan ...... Mark McDonnell

Briony McLean ...... Natalie Bennett

Ryan Slocum ...... John Kazek

Eve Cudden ...... Juliet Cadzow

Joe Toal ...... Laurie Ventry

Directed by Bruce Young.

20080705

Rebus: Black and Blue

By Ian Rankin, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

2/2. While investigating the violent death of a North Sea oil worker in Edinburgh, Rebus becomes a suspect in the police hunt for a serial killer known as Johnny Bible. Undeterred, Rebus pursues both murder investigations, but soon begins to fear that the man responsible for a series of unsolved murders in the 1960s is also tracking his enquiries.

John Rebus ...... Ron Donachie

Jack Morton ...... Simon Tait

Ludo Lumsden ...... Iain Robertson

Siobhan Clarke ...... Gayanne Potter

Ryan Slocum ...... John Kazek

Eve Cudden ...... Juliet Cadzow

Mrs Slocum ...... Irene Allan

Joanna Bruce ...... Natalie Bennett

Edward Grogan ...... Mark McDonnell

Judd Fuller ...... Simon Donaldson

Stanley Toal ...... Stevie Hannan

Directed by Bruce Young.

20080712

A Night with Johnny Stompanato

Jonathan Holloway's hard-boiled Hollywood drama is based on a true story.

One night in 1958, police were called to the home of superstar Lana Turner. The actress's current boyfriend Johnny Stampanato lay in a pool of blood, stabbed to death by Lana's daughter Cheryl. At the subsequent inquest, Turner gave the performance of her life.

Lana Turner ...... Laurence Bouvard

Johnny Stampanato ...... John Guerrasio

Cheryl ...... Georgie Moffett

Del ...... Demetri Goritsas

McGinley ...... John Chancer

Geisler ...... Paul Mohan

Langhauser ...... John Telfer

Bill Brooks ...... Oliver Millingham

Annie ...... Kim Baker

Directed by Sara Davies.

20080719

The Test

Taut psychological thriller by Peter Whalley.

John Newland's life is turned upside down when an old murder case from 20 years ago, in which he was a suspect, is reopened. He now must take a DNA test, and is terrified that his wife will at last discover the terrible and strange lie he has been living for 20 years.

John Newlands ...... David Bamber

Sue Newlands ...... Denise Black

Mike ...... David Fleeshman

David ...... Seamus O'Neill

DI Musker ...... Craig Cheetham

Directed by Pauline Harris.

20080726

These Are the Times

A Life of Thomas Paine, by Trevor Griffiths.

1/2. Common Sense

Penniless, Paine arrives in America as the struggle for independence is beginning. His ideas and his writings take him straight to the heart of events and his words are read out to Washington's army.

Tom Paine ...... Jonathan Pryce

Benjamin Franklin ...... Alan Howard

Thomas Jefferson ...... Ken Cranham

Governor Morris ...... Robert Glenister

Marthe Daley ...... Kelly Hunter

George Washington ...... Philip Jackson

Rittenhouse ...... Jack Shepherd

Sam Adams ...... Paul Jesson

Joseph ...... Nick Rowe

Lafayette ...... John McAndrew

Mrs Downey ...... Marcella Riordan

House Speaker ...... Hugh Ross

Will ...... Kwayedza Kureya

Lotte ...... Julia Reinstein

Music by John Tams.

Directed by Clive Brill.

20080802

These Are the Times

A Life of Thomas Paine, by Trevor Griffiths.

2/2. Age of Reason

Paine is again embroiled in revolution, this time in France. During the Reign of Terror, his best efforts for the new Republic result in his imprisonment, and American help is a long time coming.

Tom Paine ...... Jonathan Pryce

Carney ...... Romola Garai

Thomas Jefferson ...... Ken Cranham

Governor Morris ...... Robert Glenister

Danton ...... Francois Guetary

Short ...... Will Keen

Lafayette ...... John McAndrew

Edmund Burke ...... Paul Jesson

Bancal ...... Hugh Ross

Clio Rickman ...... Jack Shepherd

Monroe ...... Nick Rowe

Sally Hemmings ...... Clare Perkins

Father ...... Christopher Obi

Thomas ...... Kwayedza Kureya

Music by John Tams.

Directed by Clive Brill.

20080809

Dover and the Unkindest Cut of All

Comedy thriller by Joyce Porter, set in the 1970s, dramatised by Paul Mendelson.

Chief Inspector Dover's annual seaside break becomes a busman's holiday with the death of a local policeman. Was it suicide and was it linked to the recent murder of a well-known gangster? It's another strange case for Scotland Yard's laziest detective.

Chief Inspector Dover ...... Kenneth Cranham

Sgt McGregor ...... Stuart McQuarrie

Chief Constable ...... Philip Madoc

Mrs Dover ...... Carolyn Pickles

Sgt Rhys-Smith ...... Gareth Armstrong

Joey the Jock ...... Ben Crowe

Miss Ffiske ...... Jennifer Hill

Sandra Pugh ...... Siwan Morris

Directed by David Ian Neville.

20080816

The Balloonists

Craig Stephens's boisterous comedy about infamous Victorian balloonist Henry Coxwell, who convinces beleaguered theatre impresario George Hansum to stage his most celebrated and near fatal flight. Can Hansum pull off such a daring and spectacular venture and save his theatre from closure?

Henry Coxwell ...... Patrick Driver

James Glaisher ...... Sam Dale

George Hansum ...... Kim Wall

Clara Fry ...... Alex Kelly

Charles Fry ...... Alex Jones

Roger Barrington ...... Greg Hobbs

Directed by Kate Chapman.

20080823

Little Nell

Simon Gray's play is inspired by Claire Tomalin's book The Invisible Woman, the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens. The lies Nelly told to protect the secret of her relationship with the great author had lasting and damaging effects.

Sir Henry Dickens ...... Philip Voss

Geoffrey Robinson ...... Crispin Redman

Nelly Ternan ...... Monica Dolan

Charles Dickens ...... Michael Pennington

Jane ...... Maria Miles

George Wharton Robinson ...... Nicholas Boulton

Rev Benham ...... Nicholas Le Prevost

Pianist ...... Charlotte Brennan

Directed by Jane Morgan.

20080830

Agatha Christie's Endless Night

Joy Wilkinson's adaptation of Christie's psychological thriller.

Lonely drifter Mike Rogers finally settles down when he meets young heiress Ellie Guteman. They build the house of their dreams in a beautiful and remote area, ignoring rumours of a curse. With their arrival, however, the curse seems to come to life, and they find themselves in grave danger.

Directed by Sam Hoyle.

20080906

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Mike Walker's adaptation of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's classic portrayal of life in Stalin's prison camps, repeated as a tribute to the author, who died last month.

With Neil Dudgeon, Philip Jackson, Paul Chan, Jonathan Tafler.

Directed by Ned Chaillet.

20080920

Bora Bora

By Lynne Truss.

Art historian Alec, the brother of a famous actor, has lived his life in the shadows following a traumatic event in his childhood. When a biographer joins a painting holiday organised by Alec, his arrival disturbs the calm. Alec must face a terrible truth about his life and about the nature of forgiveness.

Alec Bosanquet ...... Derek Jacobi

Tony Bosanquet ...... Corin Redgrave

Margaret ...... Cheryl Campbell

Charlie ...... Adrian Bower

Rosa ...... Eve Pearce

Jean ...... Jill Johnson

With Stephen Critchlow and Rachel Atkins.

Directed by Ned Chaillet.

20080927

Dr Freud Will See you Now Mr Hitler

By Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.

At the age of six, Adolf Hitler suffered from recurring nightmares. The village doctor recommended a child psychiatrist in Vienna, a young man named Sigmund Freud. Adolf's brutal father, however, wouldn't hear of it. But what if....

Adolf Hitler ...... Toby Jones

Sigmund Freud ...... Allan Corduner

Anna Freud ...... Sophie Winkleman

Martha ...... Christine Kavanagh

Dr Bloch, Otto Rank ...... John Dougall

Alois, Yung, Forster, Rothmeyer ...... Sam Dale

Klara ...... Jasmine Callan

Major Beck ...... Mark Straker

Soldier ...... Anthony Glennon

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

20081004

The Last Confession

By Roger Crane, adapted by Martin Jenkins.

Conspiracy thriller that goes behind the scenes at the Vatican, uncovering the bitter rivalries, political skulduggery and crises of faith surrounding the untimely death of Pope John Paul I in 1978.

Benelli ...... David Suchet

Confessor ...... Keith Drinkel

Luciani ...... Richard O'Callaghan

Villot ...... Nigel Anthony

Marcinkus ...... Peter Marinker

Pope Paul VI ...... Bernard Gallagher

Felici ...... Crawford Logan

Ottaviani ...... Donald Sinden

Suenens ...... Andrew Branch

Gantin ...... Cyril Nri

Lorscheider ...... Paul Humpoletz

Baggio/Buzzonetti ...... Robert Pugh

Magee ...... Roger May

Sister Vincenza ...... Jean Trend

Lorenzi ...... Ben Warwick

Directed by David Blount

20081011

Conclave

Gripping drama by Hugh Costello.

After the short reign and mysterious death of Pope John Paul I, the election of a new Pope takes place in an atmosphere of high tension between opposing factions within the Vatican, including those who want to elect the first non-Italian Pope for over four hundred years.

Cardinal Franz Koenig ...... David Calder

Hannah Popper ...... Alison Reid

Cardinal Giovanni Benelli ...... Nicholas Le Prevost

Cardinal Karol Wojtyla ...... Andrew Hilton

Cardinal Jean Villot ...... Nigel Anthony

Cardinal Aloisio Lorscheider ......Paul Humpoletz

Cardinal Giuseppe Siri ...... Paul Nicholson

Cardinal John Krol ...... Christian Rodska

Monsignor Virgilio Noe ...... Jonathan Nibbs

Cardinal Johannes Willebrands ...... Bill Wallis

Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns ...... David Collins

Uli Melzer ...... Paul Dodgson

With John Sandeman and Kristian Phillips.

20081115

By Paul Viragh.

The playwright draws on his own family's experiences in his drama Cry Hungary.

In October 1956, thousands of Hungarians rise up against the oppressive Soviet-backed government. Peter, a chosen son of the working classes, arrives in Budapest to study at the university. He falls in love with Eva, a committed communist.

When Peter becomes involved in the demonstrations, Eva finds her loyalties severely tested.

Peter Kovacs ...... Lee Ingleby

Eva Toth ...... Naomi Frederick

Janos ...... Christopher Fox

Imre Toth ...... Larry Lamb

Szentendy ...... Mark Straker

Istvan ...... Joseph Kloska

AVO Officer ...... Sam Dale

AVO Sergeant ...... Paul Richard Biggin

Boy ...... Emma Noakes

Director Toby Swift.