Woman's Hour Drama

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Aubrey's Brief Lives, Hardened by Degrees20081127

The book is published, but disaster strikes.

Aubrey's Brief Lives, Replete with New Discoveries20081124

The curmudgeonly Wood and eccentric John Aubrey embark together on a singular endeavour.

Aubrey's Brief Lives, Such Idle Fellows As I Am20081126

With his publication deadline fast approaching, Wood struggles to find Aubrey.

Aubrey's Brief Lives, Sudden Ease20081128

A dying Wood receives an unexpected visitor.

Aubrey's Brief Lives, This Is the Man20081125

Aubrey's first batch of notes fails to meet Wood's rigorous standards.

How Does That Make You Feel? (Ordinary's Not Enough), Omnibus20100205
Hysteria, Omnibus

Hysteria, Omnibus20100924

HYSTERIA by Steve Chambers - Omnibus edition of the Woman's Hour Serial.

Against the background of rising hysteria in the Middlesborough community over the murders of prostitutes, Denise's dreams of a happy second marriage, even a family (at 40), are challenged as circumstantial evidence seems to point the finger at husband Phil.

We've all done things in the past that we'd prefer to keep under wraps.

How much do you tell your new partner if you're trying to make a good impression?

Can one small lie unravel a marriage?

Denise .... Christine Kavanagh

Phil .... Michael Hodgson

Kath .... Celia Hewitt

Sheree .... Colleen Prendergast

Jimmy .... Sean Baker

John .... Jude Akuwudike

Nurse .... Sally Orrock

Policemen .... Michael Shelford & Tony Bell

Director: David Hunter

The issues raised in the drama are entirely complementary to Woman's Hour. Developed at the Bore Place workshop with the aim of telling a contemporary story with a small cast and making full use of the 5-part structure this serial addresses not only the fragile dynamics of a marriage but also the rather taboo subject of men paying for sex and how a community can so easily be whipped into a suspicious frenzy.

Steve Chambers has written extensively for film, TV, theatre and radio. His radio credits include 'Scandinavian Dreams' and 'The Ice Factory' both for Radio 3. Other original work includes 'The Coup' and two series of 'Victoria Station' for Radio 4. Radio adaptations include 'Waterland', 'The Grapes of Wrath', 'Sister Carrie' and 'The Pledge' for Radio 4. His dramatisation of James Ellroy's autobiography 'My Dark Places' starred Toby Stephens and was broadcast by BBC World Service to coincide with the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Denise's marriage unravels as hysteria rises over prostitute murders in Middlesborough.

India and Pakistan 07: Q and A, 1,000,000 Rupees20090101

Thomas boards a train back to Mumbai, only to be woken up in the night by bandits.

India and Pakistan 07: Q and A, 1,000,000,000 Rupees20090105

Thomas's ulterior motive for being on the show is revealed.

India and Pakistan 07: Q and A, 10,000,000 Rupees20090102

Thomas must answer a difficult question about famous Bollywood star Neelima Kumari.

India and Pakistan 07: Q and A, 100,000 Rupees20081230

The next question takes Thomas to his teenage years.

India and Pakistan 07: Q and A, 100,000,000 Rupees20090103

Thomas draws on his experience as an unofficial guide at the Taj Mahal.

India and Pakistan 07: Q and A, 100,000,000 Rupees20090104

Thomas is finally stumped by a question. His thoughts lead him back to his first love.

India and Pakistan 07: Q and A, 5,000 Rupees20081227
India and Pakistan 07: Q and A, 5,000 Rupees20081227

As Thomas ponders over the first question, his thoughts drift back to his Delhi childhood.

India and Pakistan 07: Q and A, 5,000 Rupees20081227

As Thomas ponders over the first question, his thoughts drift back to his Delhi childhood.

India and Pakistan 07: Q and A, 5,000 Rupees20081228

Now sixteen, Thomas lives in a decrepit slum in Mumbai with his best friend Salim.

India and Pakistan 07: Q and A, 50,000 Rupees20081229

Thomas has to delve back into his childhood in search of the answer to the next question.

India and Pakistan 07: Q and A, 500,000 Rupees20081231

A chance encounter with his best friend Salim provides Thomas with his next answer.

Leaving Normal, Omnibus20100611
Picnic at Hanging Rock, Omnibus20100917

Picnic at Hanging Rock is a classic mystery, made famous by Peter Weir's 1970s film. This new interpretation goes back to the original story, recreating the strong underlying sense of horror and supernatural that resonate in Joan Lindsay's novel, abridged for Radio 4 by Polly Thomas. Starring Penny Downie, Fenella Woolgar and Simon Burke, this radio version features music from award winning composer and producer Jon Rose.

Set in Edwardian Australia, the drama starts innocently enough as an excited party of school girls prepare for their Valentines day treat - a picnic on Hanging Rock.

Cast:

Narrator ..... Penny Downie

Mrs Appleyard ..... Fenella Woolgar

Mademoiselle ..... Elizabeth Boag

Miss McCraw ..... Sarah Rutherford

Constable Bumpher ..... Simon Burke

Miranda/Sara ..... Celeste Wong

Irma ..... Anna Skellern

Edith ..... Andi Snelling

Miss Lumley ..... Lauren St Paul

Michael ..... Nicholas Banks

Albert ..... David Palliser

Sound design: Eloise Whitmore

Original music: Jon Rose

Script editor: Helen Meller

March of the Men of Harlech played by Amanda Dalton

Participation with Year 12 students of Springwood High, New South Wales

Producer/Director: Polly Thomas

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Dramatisation of Joan Lindsay's classic mystery novel.

The Beginning of Spring, Omnibus

The Beginning of Spring, Omnibus20101001

Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of an English family in Moscow, adapted by Penny Leicester. The winter of 1913 finds Frank Reid, owner of a printing company, abandoned by his wife. First Nellie takes their three children with her, then she sends them back to Frank. What is he to do?

Narrator: Clare Higgins; Frank: Richard McCabe; Selwyn: David Bamber; Nellie: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse; Dolly: Charlotte Ellis. Other parts played by Sonia Ritter, Rachel Atkins, Samuel Barnet, Richard Bremmer and David Collins. Producer: Tim Dee.

Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of an English family in Moscow, adapted by Penny Leicester.

The Power of Life and Death, Omnibus

The Power of Life and Death, Omnibus20101008

When a number of distinguished members of government committees are found dead in suspicious circumstances, it falls to DCI Kate Duncan of Scotland Yard's Sensitive Cases Squad to discover what the connecting factor is.

Mark Lawson's deftly plotted murder-mystery gets to grips with a major concern at the heart of our cash-strapped NHS: the post code lottery and exactly who is to be considered deserving of the most expensive life saving drugs on the market.

Kate Duncan- Haydn Gwynne

Lorenzo- Lloyd Thomas

Briggs- Chris McHallem

Hermione Sharp - Abigail McKern

Dame Imelda Sharp- Honor Blackman

Sue Wells- Abigail McGibbon

Dr Tom Cready- Nick Dunning

Dee Mortimer- Stella McCusker

Jeremy Vine- Himself

Written by Mark Lawson.

The Power of Life and Death was directed in Belfast by Eoin O'Callaghan.

Omnibus: Mark Lawson's murder mystery about the suspicious deaths of MPs.

The Private Patient, Omnibus20100528
The Private Patient, Omnibus20100604
The Rabbit House, 21/05/201020100521
The Song House, Omnibus20100709

Dramatisation of Trezza Azzopardi's psychological thriller about an older man who hires Maggie, a young woman with a dark secret, as a musical ghostwriter.

Dramatisation of Trezza Azzopardi's psychological thriller.

Writing the Century 12: 1966-1969 - Pleidiol Wyf I'm Gwlad/True To My Land, Omnibus20100212
1A Domestic, Disclosure

1A Domestic, Disclosure20110307

. Lawyers Kim and Olivier pay little attention to their Polish domestic. Perhaps they should

1A Domestic, Disclosure20110307

A family cleaner sees and hears everything, from the pill packet that signals that her employers are no longer trying for another child, to that unfamiliar earring in the marital bed that signals something altogether more worrying. Two successful family lawyers, prosperous and happily-married, pay little attention to their Polish domestic. Perhaps they should.

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PETER JUKES' new domestic thriller series stars LYDIA LEONARD as Mariola, NEIL STUKE as Olivier, and CLARE LAWRENCE-MOODY as Kim.

A DOMESTIC is the story of Mariola, a young Polish cleaner who works for a well-to-do lawyer couple in London's leafy middle-class suburb of Chiswick. As well as Mariola the Andersons employ a full time Spanish nanny, Elena.

Kim and Olivier Anderson seem to have a perfect marriage. As lawyers who work mainly in the area of marital dispute and contracts they have a lot in common. They laugh riotously at the antics their warring clients get up to trying to best each other in - and out - of court. As well as being good friends the couple are caring parents to their adorable tot Russell.

Then one morning Mariola finds an earring in the marital bed. It doesn't look like the sort of earring Kim would wear. Mariola looks closer. It belongs to Elena, the nanny!

Mariola panics. She comes from a broken family in rural Poland. She is very fond of the Andersons. Even if their humour at others' expense she occasionally finds troubling, she desperately wants harmony to rule. She is especially attached to little Russell and fears for his security and happiness if the truth gets out. Accordingly, she returns the earring to Elena's room.

And from this act events unfold that threaten to plunge the family into acrimony, break-up and finally a surprising and scary brand of domestic violence. Is it possible that the couple who enjoyed much humour at the expense of their furious and vengeful clients could find themselves in their shoes?

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Episode 1: Disclosure

Kim and Olivier, both lawyers in the field of marital breakdown and divorce, don't pay attention to Mariola, their Polish domestic who hears and see everything. Perhaps they should.

Mariola ..... Lydia Leonard

Olivier ..... Neil Stuke

Karen ..... Clare Lawrence-Moody

Dr Kevin Rorty ..... Sean Baker

Anna ..... Christine Kavanagh

Elena ..... Sally Orrock

Russell ..... Deeivya Meir

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

. Lawyers Kim and Olivier pay little attention to their Polish domestic. Perhaps they should

1A Farewell to Arms20110801

. American ambulance driver Frederic Henry meets British nurse Catherine Barkley.

1A Farewell to Arms20110801

Ernest Hemingway's novel, dramatised by Stephen Keyworth.

1/10 Frederic Henry, an American ambulance driver for the Italian army, plays courtship games with Catherine Barkley, a British nurse.

Cast

Cast

Frederic ..... Patrick Kennedy

Catherine ..... Morven Christie

Rinaldi ..... Carl Prekopp

Ferguson ..... Alex Tregear

Manera ..... Jonathan Forbes

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

As part of the BBC Year of the Book, Radio Four presents Ernest Hemingway's greatest love story set in the Italian conflict in the First World War, where American ambulance driver Frederic Henry and British nurse Catherine Barkley are serving. Despite themselves, they find life and passion beneath the numbness of war and death.

A dramatisation by Steven Keyworth, with Patrick Kennedy (Atonement, War Horse) as Frederic, and Morven Christie (Lost in Austen, The Sinking of the Laconia) as Catherine.

. American ambulance driver Frederic Henry meets British nurse Catherine Barkley.

1A Kind Of Loving20100712

. Dramatisation of Stan Barstow's classic novel set in 1950s and 60s Yorkshire.

1A Kind Of Loving20100712

A Kind of Loving

by Stan Barstow

Dramatised by Diana Griffiths

Iconic Modern Classic set in late 1950's/60's Yorkshire. Compelling, poignant and humorous account of twenty year old Vic Brown's infatuation for Ingrid which develops into an emotional crises. This is the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the book which was first published in July 1960.

Vic Brown...Lee Ingleby

Ingrid Rothwell...Rebecca Callard

Mrs Brown...Kate Layden

Mr Brown...Fine Time Fontayne

Jim Brown...Stephen Hoyle

Rawly...Jake Norton

Producer/Director ......Pauline Harris

A Kind of Loving was made into a film which won the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1962 and has since become a classic text in schools and universities in the UK and throughout the world. It has been translated into many languages.

Willy Russell recently chose the novel as the book which changed his life and attitude when he first read it. It is often cited out of all the '50's novels 'school' of realism, as 'the most human', and one with 'the most heart'. There have been many stories around similar themes since AKOL but this novel stands out amongst the rest as a modern classic.

Lee Ingleby playing Vic, credits include for television George Gently Series - all 3 series. Mole, Wind In The Willows, for film - Jim Anderson Hippie Hippie Shake, theatre includes Katurian in The Pillowman for RNT.

STAN BARSTOW HAS WRITTEN 11 novels and three books of short stories. He has also written TV scripts and for the radio and theatre. DIANA GRIFFITHS- dramatised Madame Bovary by Flaubert, L'Assommoir, Germinal by Zola for Radio 4.

. Dramatisation of Stan Barstow's classic novel set in 1950s and 60s Yorkshire.

1A Small Town Murder20081215
1A Small Town Murder, series 220100405
1A Small Town Murder, series 220100405

. DC Jackie Hartwell supports the family of a political activist killed by a train.

1A Small Town Murder, series 3

1A Small Town Murder, series 320110103

. DC Jackie Hartwell wants to know who Melanie was about to marry on the day she died.

1A Small Town Murder, series 320110103

Written by Scott Cherry.

When 38-year-old Melanie Brant is murdered on the way to her wedding, Family Liaison Officer, DC Jackie Hartwell, soon finds herself suspecting the bride-to-be's parents.

Why do they insist they knew nothing of their daughter's marriage even though she was still living at home? Who's the mysterious Robbie that she'd intended to marry? And why is her father so desperate to avoid all questioning?

Jackie's soon convinced that Melanie was murdered by her father and sets out to prove it - a task made more difficult by the increasingly erratic behaviour of her senior officer, DI Sanders, as his personal life implodes.

Cast:

DC Jackie Hartwell ..... Meera Syal

DI Sanders ..... Matthew Marsh

Sylvia Brant ..... Susan Brown

George Brant ..... Roderick Smith

Rachel ..... Sian Brooke

Produced and directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

. DC Jackie Hartwell wants to know who Melanie was about to marry on the day she died.

1About Love, The Man in a Case20100125
1Absent, Separation20100222
1All Passion Spent20090119
1An Unsuitable Attachment20100426
1An Unsuitable Attachment20100426

. Anthropologist Rupert Stonebird and librarian Ianthe Broom arrive in Queens Park.

1Ancient Mysteries20110509

. A series of monologues adapted from conversations with dementia sufferers.

1Ancient Mysteries20110509

A series of monologues adapted from two books, 'Ancient Mysteries' and 'Tell Mrs Mill her husband is still dead' (compiled, edited and published by David Clegg).

They are adapted from interviews in which dementia sufferers recall their lives. The pieces are funny, sad, moving and mysterious in what they say about the human spirit and mind.

Read by Richard Briers and Anne Reid

Sound Engineer: Tom Jenkins

Produced by Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

. A series of monologues adapted from conversations with dementia sufferers.

1Au Pairs20090907
1Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011, Tobermory20110613

. A barrister couple seek help when a dinner party demonstration goes horribly wrong.

1Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011, Tobermory20110613

Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011

Original stories by Saki (H.H Munro)

Adapted by Sean Grundy

Beasts on the Lawn is a collection of Edwardian short stories by Saki (H.H Munro) recycled and restaged in a modern day gated community for the far too wealthy for their own good. The tales are woven together by the character of Clovis, a security guard. She recalls the events of strange days and long nights.

Episode One - Tobermory

Barrister couple Lady Jane and Jean-Michel Blemley hold a dinner party for some of their rich clients. One of their guests, eccentric scientist Cornelius Appin, claims that he has been experimenting with animal behaviour techniques and can teach them to communicate. When he demonstrates on the Blemley's cat, Tobermory, the couple find they have a problem on their hands and seek assistance from security guard Clovis.

Cast:

Clovis.............................Pippa Haywood

Tobermory......................Nick Mohammed

Cornelius Appin....................Alan Coveney

Lady Jane Blemley....................Dolly Wells

Jean-Michel Blemley...................Ed Weeks

Agnes Resker.............Jennifer Lee Jellicorse

Odo Finsberry.......................David Collins

Bertie Van Than....................Paul Dodgson

Director: Alison Crawford.

. A barrister couple seek help when a dinner party demonstration goes horribly wrong.

1Beyond Black, Voices from the Other Side20100301
1Beyond Black, Voices from the Other Side20100301

. Medium Alison takes on an assistant, the highly efficient but heartless Colette.

1Chronicles of Ait - Echo Beach

1Chronicles of Ait - Echo Beach20110228

. Visiting Ait, Linus Scott is beguiled by a strange story and a lovely woman.

1Chronicles of Ait - Echo Beach20110228

Written by Michael Butt.

The remote east coast settlement of Ait is reckoned to have siren-like powers to entrap and enthral its visitors - and that, at least, is how it appears to disaffected writer Linus Scott when he arrives from London in search of oblivion, for his first encounter is with a mermaid emerging from the North Sea.

Actually Alice Pyper isn't strictly speaking a mermaid, just a lovely local woman taking a cold swim, but Scott is captivated by her beauty and, on a later meeting, with other paraphernalia of enchantment, for she insists on telling him a local story of passionate concern to her, a legend-like narrative of unexplained tragedy and loss on nearby Echo Beach. Scott's dormant writer's appetite is awakened and, rather against his will, he finds himself caught up in both a beguiling story of family treachery, and a tantalising love affair.

Echo Beach is the second story from the Chronicles of Ait to come to BBC Radio 4, connected to the first tale only by the location and the names of its two main characters.

Cast:

Linus Scott ..... Greg Wise

Alice Pyper ..... Indira Varma

Naomi Pyper ..... Amanda Drew

Jonathan ..... Jonathan Keeble

Ben ..... Simon J Williamson

Agnes ..... Patience Tomlinson

Robert ..... Jonathan Keeble

Producer/Director John Taylor

A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 4.

. Visiting Ait, Linus Scott is beguiled by a strange story and a lovely woman.

1Craven20090928
1Daunt and Dervish20090330
1Dear Mr Spectator20090112

. Middle-aged clockmaker Gilbert increasingly turns to the essays of an anonymous guru.

1Dear Mr Spectator, series 220100816

. First Minister Harley needs the support of Mr Spectator and enlists paper boy Ned Dempsey.

1Dear Mr Spectator, series 220100816

Returning for a second series, the nation's favourite agony uncle - Mr. Spectator - continues to offer his wit and wisdom on the morals and manners of his countrymen in his daily writings; but who exactly is this mysterious Spectator, and why does everyone want to find him all of a sudden?

London. 1710. Nothing changes under the sun. Political upheaval, national debt, spin; and, in the midst of it all, eager, naive young Ned Dempsey, just arrived in the Capital and determined to make his way in the big city.

With Britain in debt to the tune of nine million pounds, Chief Minister and Lord of the Treasury, Robert Harley, has a plan to raise the funds the country so desperately needs: a little idea called the South Sea Company. However, he requires public support to get his Bill through Parliament and to do that he needs someone influential to speak out in support of his scheme. Someone with the ear of the country, someone people respect, someone people turn to, listen to, obey. Someone like Mr. Spectator!

Enlisting the aid of Palace paper-boy Ned, Harley determines to track down the elusive Mr. Spectator in order to convince him to come out in support of the Bill before it goes before the House on Friday.

Embarking on a quest to discover the identity of London's most spectral of citizens, Ned scours the 'Spectator's' daily publications for a clue to his prey's whereabouts. Pursuing hints and clues through a world of clubs, coffee-houses, theatres and booksellers; from lowly taverns to the Royal Palace itself, Ned is swept along in a mercenary world of spin and manipulation. Is anyone really who they seem? Does everything and everyone have their price?

Can Ned unmask Mr. Spectator before time - and Harley's patience - runs out?

Adapted from Addison & Steele's 'Spectator' essays by Elizabeth Kuti.

Mr. Spectator ... Benjamin Whitrow

Ned Dempsey ... Bryan Dick

Harley ... David Schofield

Abigail ... Christina Cole

Queen Anne ... Jemma Redgrave

Anne Baldwin ... Claire Rushbrook

Defoe ... Sam Dale

Aunt Maude ... Stella McCusker

Opera Singer ... David Revels

Other parts played by: Seainin Brennan, Niall Cusack, Paul Kennedy, Marty Maguire and Charlie Niblock-Hamill.

. First Minister Harley needs the support of Mr Spectator and enlists paper boy Ned Dempsey.

1Degrees Of Separation, Empty Nest20091012
1Diary of an On-Call Girl, Targets20090615
1Dickens in London, A Not-Overly-Particularly-Taken-Care-of Boy20120206

. An eight-year-old Charles visits London in the care of his uncle.

1Dickens in London, A Not-Overly-Particularly-Taken-Care-of Boy20120206

by Michael Eaton. Five short plays broadcast to mark the bi-centenary of Charles Dickens's birth.

The theme of these plays is the Dickens's changing relationship with the city that fired his imagination. Each of the plays tells a unified, 'stand-alone' story, but it also contributes to an over-arching narrative - organised around the sounds of the city and the life story of the man whose footsteps pounded those streets.

A-Not-Particularly-Taken-Care-of Boy tells how the young Charles visited London as an eight-year old boy, in the care of his uncle. They become separated by the crowds, but with the help of a young gentleman, the terrors of the unknown city become part of a new world of stories. Based on 'Gone Astray' - written in 1853 about events c.1820; 'The Pantomime of Life' - written in 1837 and 'Meditations In Monmouth Street' - Sketches by Boz.

Cast

Boy ..... Hugo Docking

Young Gentleman ..... Samuel Barnett

Street Arab ..... Ryan Watson

Uncle ..... Sam Dale

Gog ..... Jude Akuwudike

Lad ..... Henry Devas

Judge / Magog ..... Sean Baker

Mother / Clothes Shop Woman ..... Joanna Monro

Wife ..... Deeivya Meir

Pal ..... Iain Batchelor

Music by Neil Brand

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

Writer Michael Eaton has based each play on Dickens's own letters and journalism: Sketches By Boz and the articles from the journals Household Words and All The Year Round. But these short dramas are never afraid to play fast and loose with autobiographical details - as Dickens himself was wont to do.

Each play takes as its title one of Dickens's own appellations.

A Not Over-Particularly-Taken-Care-Of-Boy, Boz, the Sparkler of Albion, the Uncommercial Traveller and, The Inimitable.

Dickens described London as a 'Magic Lantern spectacle'. So it is appropriate that 'Dickens in London' is part of an innovative collaboration between Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Drama.

'Dickens in London' is a commission for film artist Chris Newby, writer Michael Eaton, and composer Neil Brand to produce a set of cross-platform works, to be made available on Interactive Television (the Red Button) and on the Radio 4 website. The project is supported with a Grants for the Arts Award from Arts Council England.

Michael Eaton, MBE, is a screenwriter who specialises in docudrama. His work includes Shipman, Shoot To Kill and Who Bombed Lockerbie. His fictional work includes Flowers of the Forest, the TV series Signs and Wonders and feature Fellow Traveller. He has adapted works by George Eliot and Charles Dickens for BBC Radio 4.

Chris Newby is an artist with a strong track record in producing moving image pieces and feature length works that have reached wide audiences. Recent gallery shows include The Art of Faith in Norfolk, which featured a specially commissioned film by Newby. His work has been shown in galleries and film festivals nationally and internationally and has been broadcast on Channel 4, Arte and ZDF.

Neil Brand is a writer/performer/composer well known throughout the world for his accompaniment of silent films. His film scores include South (Shackleton's Journey to the South Pole), The Ring by Alfred Hitchcock, The Life and Times of David Lloyd George, and recently a highly acclaimed jazz score for the 1927 Anna Mae Wong movie Piccadilly. He has written the title music and many scores for TV documentaries, scores for over 60 Radio 4 dramas, writes music for theatre, has written two award-winning musicals and eight radio plays.

. An eight-year-old Charles visits London in the care of his uncle.

1Disconnected20111017

. Following his son's separation, Ray is forbidden from seeing his granddaughter Ellie.

1Disconnected20111017

By Richard Monks

1 of 5

Following his son's separation, Ray is forbidden to see Ellie, his granddaughter, And so the legal struggle begins for access to the child he loves. By Richard Monks.,

Ray.....Paul Copley

Rachel.....Julia Ford

Ellie.....Grace Clarke

Martin.....Alun Raglan

Policeman.....Simon Bubb

WPC.....Elaine Claxton

This is the heartbreaking story of Ray's fight for the right to see his granddaughter, Ellie, after his son and the girl's mother, Rachel, separate. When Rachel takes custody of Ellie, Ray is denied access. He has done nothing wrong but he soon learns that he has no legal right to see his granddaughter. What's more, there is precious little in the way of support for people in his situation. When Ray's son is killed in an accident and his ex-wife goes off the rails, Ray's struggle becomes even more urgent. His granddaughter needs him. And then Ray discovers that he is not alone.

Britain is a country with one of the highest rates of divorce, and the highest rate of teenage pregnancy, in Europe. Yet it's institutions, it's laws, are founded on an ever less common model of how the contemporary family is constituted. Children's primary carers may still be mothers and fathers, but with the rise in broken marriages and single-parenthood, there is an increasing reliance on atomised extended families - grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings - as carers. Yet these people, who can form deep bonds with the children they look after, have no legal status should things go wrong.

Over the course of five episodes, it becomes clear that this issue is not black and white - there are no simple solutions. 'Disconnected' explores this complex dilemma in its most immediate and most moving form as it follows a sympathetic protagonist battling against a system seemingly devoid of feeling.

. Following his son's separation, Ray is forbidden from seeing his granddaughter Ellie.

1Dusty Answer20100830

. Judith Earle's childhood memories of the Fyfe family cousins.

1Dusty Answer20100830

Rosamund Lehmann's first novel Dusty Answer records the education of Judith Earle, the only child of an academic father and socialite mother. Judith grew up in the seclusion of a large riverside house in the Thames Valley. The house next door is occupied from time to time by the Fyfe family whose children - cousins Charlie, Roddy, Julian and Martin drift in and out of her life.

Part One sees Judith reminiscing about her childhood where the seeds of her strong friendship with the cousins are laid. Many years have passed and the cousins return in adolescence for an atmospheric day of skating on the pond.

DUSTY ANSWER by Rosamund Lehmann dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw

Narrator ..... Julia Hills

Judith ..... Rosina Carbone

Charlie ..... Jack Farthing

Martin ..... Oliver Gomm

Julian ..... Tom Ferguson

Gardener ..... Stephen Tomlin

Directed by Susan Roberts.

. Judith Earle's childhood memories of the Fyfe family cousins.

1Ethan Frome20120116

. Why does Ethan Frome have a limp? And what is the tragedy that befell him years earlier?

1Ethan Frome20120116

by Edith Wharton

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Why does Ethan Frome walk with a limp?

And what is the tragedy that befell him over twenty years earlier?

A visitor to the town attempts to find out.

Ethan Frome ..... Dominic Mafham

Mattie .....Jessica Raine

Zeena .....Laurel Lefkow

Denis Eady ..... Christopher Webster

Post Mistress ..... Adjoa Andoh

Andrew Hale ..... Paul Moriarty

Edith Wharton ..... Fenella Woolgar

Directed by Sally Avens

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love with Mattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in an accompanying play 'The Jinx Element' that transmits on Saturday 21st January and explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.

. Why does Ethan Frome have a limp? And what is the tragedy that befell him years earlier?

1Falco: Poseidons Gold20090518
1Far Pavilions

1Far Pavilions20110131

. Following the mutiny, Ashton is disguised by his ayah as her Indian son Ashok.

1Far Pavilions20110131

M M Kaye's epic of love and war, dramatised by Rukhsana Ahmad. Following the 1857 Mutiny, Ashton, a young English orphan, is disguised by his ayah as her Indian son, Ashok. And so - as he forgets his true identity - his destiny is set.

Sita / Narrator ..... Vineeta Rishi

Biju Ram ..... Inam Mirza

K-Daad ..... Sam Dastor

Ashok (child) ..... Joseph Samrai

Anjuli (child) ..... Nishi Malde

Hira Lal ..... Sagar Arya

Lalji ..... Nazim Khan

Daya Ram ..... Kaleem Janjua

Pelham Martyn ..... Sam Dale

Directed by Marc Beeby and Jessica Dromgoole

Notes

M.M. Kaye's masterwork is a vast, rich and vibrant tapestry of love and war that moves from the foothills of the Himalayas, to the burning plains, to the besieged British Mission in Kabul, filling them with immediacy, meticulous historical accuracy, and a rare insight into the human heart.

A story of divided loyalties and fierce friendship; of true love made impossible by class and race; a critique of the imperialist adventure; and an examination of the cultural and spiritual clash between East and West peopled by a wonderful cast of characters, The Far Pavilions is the very stuff of drama.

This is the first of twenty episodes spanning the years between the Indian Mutiny in 1857 and the Siege of the British Mission in Kabul in 1879.

. Following the mutiny, Ashton is disguised by his ayah as her Indian son Ashok.

1Five Wedding Dresses, True Love20090817
1Giant Ladies That Changed the World20110912

. Little Dorrit leaves her politician husband to find an answer to her emerging doubts.

1Giant Ladies That Changed the World20110912

The award-winning National Theatre of Brent aka Desmond Olivier Dingle and Raymond Box present the entire epic struggle of the Suffragettes or the Giant Ladies as they was also known.

In other words the fight for ladies to have the vote so they can vote like we do today. Few people realize what they went through and what the men done to stop it and it wasn't just the vote they won but a great revolution that the world needs today more than any other revolution actually before it all goes pear-shaped basically.

This is their historic story. Told over a single week in five hard-hitting and historically researched historic episodes. The first time in the history of the BBC that the whole history and many historic ladies of the fight for Women's Suffrage has been played by two men.

The National Theatre of Brent has decided to tell this historic and revolutionary tale through the eyes of their heroine little Dorrit.

Little Dorrit leaves her authoritarian politician husband to find something to answer her emerging doubts.

Written and performed by the National Theatre of Brent, who are Patrick Barlow and John Ramm.

Producer: Liz Anstee

Director: Patrick Barlow

A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Little Dorrit leaves her politician husband to find an answer to her emerging doubts.

1Heartburn20090223
1HighLites20120213

. Deciding against Shirley's offer, Bev resorts to desperate measures to save the salon.

1HighLites20120213

by Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding.

1/5 Bridgford is blessed with the meanest hairdresser in Britain, and the stupidest. Deciding against Shirley's offer of dog-clipping, Bev resorts to desperate measures to save the salon.

Cast

Bev ..... Lorraine Ashbourne

Shirley ..... Rosie Cavaliero

John ..... Carl Prekopp

Enid ..... Nicola Sloane

Butt ..... James Lailey

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

The enduring comedy of Bev, the bitter and vindictive Chief Stylist, played by Lorraine Ashbourne, and Shirley, her fond and foolish assistant, played by Rosie Cavaliero.

Bev's lifestyle has brought the salon to the point of bankruptcy, and she'll do anything to keep it afloat.

Originally piloted as an Afternoon Play (repeated Friday 10 February 2.15pm Radio 4), HighLites is now moving to the Woman's Hour Drama slot, with another series commissioned for next year.

. Deciding against Shirley's offer, Bev resorts to desperate measures to save the salon.

1How Does That Make You Feel? - Series 220111121

. Therapist Martha is losing patience with her clients - and who could blame her?

1How Does That Make You Feel? - Series 220111121

In this the 2nd series of How Does that Make you Feel we revisit a group of people, who share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives. As therapists go, Martha is reasonably compassionate, but deep down she's losing patience. It seems all her clients want to be something they are not, and it's driving them and her, out of their minds?

There's Richard Fallon MP, (Roger Allam) who's convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and a wife who lost all patience with him 20 years ago.

Caroline, (Rebecca Saire) who thinks her child's a genius with an IQ way off the scale. She is worried that instead of following the path of celebrity, her daughter may go on to study mere physics thereby consigning her and more importantly Caroline to a life of unbearable ordinariness.

There's Philip, who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel - but who's new girlfriend is 30 years his junior and clearly on the make.

And Howard, (Tim McInnerny) a chef who's son, Aaron, (Adam Billington) though 33 is still trying to get a band off the ground, whilst looming resentfully over their lives, upstairs in the back bedroom.

It's painfully funny but it doesn't look as though it will end well for any of them.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (the life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and wrote 2 episodes of the mini-series Downtown Abbey ITV.

Cast:

Roger - Roger Allam

Caroline - Rebecca Saire

Philip / Howard - Tim McInnerny

Martha- Frances Tomelty

Aaron - Adam Billington

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

. Therapist Martha is losing patience with her clients - and who could blame her?

1How Does That Make You Feel? - Series 220111122

. Therapist Martha is losing patience with her clients - and who could blame her?

1How Does That Make You Feel? (Ordinary's Not Enough), Richard20100201
1Hysteria

1Hysteria20100920

HYSTERIA by Steve Chambers

Against the background of rising hysteria in the Middlesbrough community over the murders of prostitutes, Denise's dreams of a happy second marriage, even a family (at 40), are challenged as circumstantial evidence seems to point the finger at husband Phil.

We've all done things in the past that we'd prefer to keep under wraps.

How much do you tell your new partner if you're trying to make a good impression?

Can one small lie unravel a marriage?

Denise .... Christine Kavanagh

Phil .... Michael Hodgson

Kath .... Celia Hewitt

Sheree .... Colleen Prendergast

Jimmy .... Sean Baker

John .... Jude Akuwudike

Nurse .... Sally Orrock

Policemen .... Michael Shelford & Tony Bell

Director: David Hunter

The issues raised in the drama are entirely complementary to Woman's Hour. Developed at the Bore Place workshop with the aim of telling a contemporary story with a small cast and making full use of the 5-part structure this serial addresses not only the fragile dynamics of a marriage but also the rather taboo subject of men paying for sex and how a community can so easily be whipped into a suspicious frenzy.

Steve Chambers has written extensively for film, TV, theatre and radio. His radio credits include 'Scandinavian Dreams' and 'The Ice Factory' both for Radio 3. Other original work includes 'The Coup' and two series of 'Victoria Station' for Radio 4. Radio adaptations include 'Waterland', 'The Grapes of Wrath', 'Sister Carrie' and 'The Pledge' for Radio 4. His dramatisation of James Ellroy's autobiography 'My Dark Places' starred Toby Stephens and was broadcast by BBC World Service to coincide with the inauguration of Barack Obama.

. Denise's marriage unravels as hysteria rises over prostitute murders in Middlesbrough.

1Imaginary Friends20110711

. New York, 1968. Naive young sociologist Roger Zimmern gets his first job at university.

1Imaginary Friends20110711

Alison Lurie's comic novel of academia and alien gurus, dramatised by Melissa Murray.

New York in 1968, and naive young sociology graduate, Roger Zimmern, has just got his first job at a university.

1/10

Roger ... Jonathan Forbes

McCann ... Nathan Osgood

Elsie ... Barbara Barnes

Verena ... Alex Tregear

Bob ... Simon Bubb

Directed by Marc Beeby

1968. New York State. Newly graduated sociologist Roger Zimmern is delighted to be asked work with his academic hero Tom McCann. They are to investigate the Truth Seekers, a small cult group who believe they are receiving spiritual guidance from the planet Varna. The group is run by middle-aged Elsie and her beautiful niece, Verena. Under cover, the two academics join the Truth Seekers. But things quickly begin to go wrong. Roger's objectivity is tested when he begins to fall in love with Verena. And what is happening to Tom McCann? Why is he behaving so strangely? Poor Roger, desperate to be a success, desperate to be noticed, doesn't know who to trust..

Imaginary Friends is a devastatingly funny look at the foibles of modern times. It's driven by a story that works brilliantly on a number of levels - in part a sharp social satire of the academic profession, in part a witty exploration of the wilder reaches of ' spirituality'. It is also a tender - if slightly skewed - love story, and a touching take on a young man's coming of age.

. New York, 1968. Naive young sociologist Roger Zimmern gets his first job at university.

1Incredible Women20110516

. Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front look at the lives of some incredible women.

1Incredible Women20110516

Rebecca Front (The Thick of It, Nighty Night, The Day Today) stars in this series about five extraordinary and unforgettable characters in Incredible Women.

In each programme less-than-intrepid interviewer Jeremy spends one night in the home of each of his interviewees. On their territory, he asks about their personal histories, plus we discover some very odd things about the way they live their daily lives. These 'actuality' interviews are interspersed with insert interviews Jeremy has done with famous voices who have been 'affected' in one way or another by the central character of each episode.

In the first episode, Michael Rosen and Graham Norton reveal their lingering disdain for Eleanor Fane-Gore, writer of bullying children's tales and purveyor of fascist doctrines.

. Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front look at the lives of some incredible women.

1Journey to Starlight Mountain20111114

. By Sarah Daniels. Heart-warming drama inspired by one of BBC Children in Need's projects.

1Journey to Starlight Mountain20111114

Prepare to laugh and cry with one of the highlights of the BBC Children in Need appeal this week. The charity has collaborated with BBC Radio Four to produce this truly heart-warming new drama by acclaimed writer Sarah Daniels and all-star cast. The story is inspired by one of the projects funded by BBC Children in Need.

Nine year old Mia (Sydney Wade) has a vivid imagination, loves eavesdropping and wants to be a writer when she grows up, despite her very bad spelling. She is desperate to go on the rollercoaster ride of her dreams, 'Starlight Mountain', with her thirteen year old sister Emma and her Mum, Lucy (Gaynor Faye). She'd really like her Dad Steve (John Godber) to come too but he's busy with his new wife and baby son, so that's not very likely.

Lucy has the tickets but then Steve refuses to let them go. He knows the truth that Lucy refuses to face, that Emma is too ill to make the trip.

Mia decides she must do everything she can to help Emma. If that means some rather odd sacrifices, then so be it. Emma's most difficult wish is that the whole family can be friends, even Steve's first love Lucy and his new wife Jules.

The drama was inspired by the Siblings Project at Bluebell Wood Hospice for Children near Sheffield, which supports the siblings of children with life-limiting conditions and is funded by BBC Children in Need.

An extraordinarily moving, funny and truthful story from Sarah Daniels about how love really can be stronger than death - with an all-star cast: Sydney Wade (Curio, The Royal, Dr Who) as Mia, Gaynor Faye (Coronation Street, Fat Friends) as Lucy, John Godber (Bouncers, Up n' Under) as Steve, and Sirens star Amy Beth Hayes as Jules.

Cast

Mia Parker...Sydney Wade

Emma Parker...Nicola Miles-Wildin

Lucy Hawkins...Gaynor Faye

Mercedes...Martha Godber

Steve Parker...John Godber

Jules Parker...Amy Beth Hayes

Mr Golden...James Weaver

Writer...Sarah Daniels

Music composed and performed by Lawrence Williams

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery

If you're inspired by the work that Children in Need does and would like to donate, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/donate/.

. By Sarah Daniels. Heart-warming drama inspired by one of BBC Children in Need's projects.

1Kiss Kiss, William and Mary

1Kiss Kiss, William and Mary20110411

. Charles Dance narrates a darkly comic tale by the master of the bizarre. With Celia Imrie.

1Kiss Kiss, William and Mary20110411

Charles Dance leads the cast as the urbane Storyteller in dramatisations of five classic tales by Roald Dahl, taken from the anthology, Kiss, Kiss. Bizarre and amusing by turns, these black comedies are justly famous for their surprise endings.

The stories show Dahl at the height of his powers as a writer of adult fiction, and are characterized by their deliciously cynical view of human nature and the relish with which they punish the charlatans, bullies and schemers who inhabit their world.

In William And Mary we meet Mary Pearl (Celia Imrie), who thinks she's finally free of William, the tyrannical husband who forbade her all life's pleasures, when he dies after a short illness. She subsequently learns, however, that - hoping to cheat the grave - he allowed a scientist to remove his brain and attach it to a life support system. This gives her the opportunity to get her own back....

Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan

Cast:

Storyteller....Charles Dance

Mary.......Celia Imrie

William......John Rowe

Landy......Nigel Anthony

Producer/Director: David Blount

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Charles Dance narrates a darkly comic tale by the master of the bizarre. With Celia Imrie.

1Ladies of Letters Crunch Credit20090504
1Ladies of Letters Go Crackers

1Ladies of Letters Go Crackers20101227

. As family descend on the ladies for Christmas, the inevitable chaos ensues.

1Ladies of Letters Go Crackers20101227

Prunella Scales and Anne Reid star in this fractious festive 11th series of the Radio 4 comedy favourite Ladies of Letters. By Carole Hayman & Lou Wakefield.

It's Christmas and the Ladies of Letters are busy stu-ffing home made turkey sausages, adding hot pepper to their mulled wine and giving each other totally unsuitable Christmas presents. As family descend on them both, pressure mounts dangerously and the inevitable Christmas chaos ensues.

As Vera returns from a festive trip to the Holy Land, she faces homelessness when a heartless bank buys up her home. Irene meanwhile is inundated with guests and annoyed that Vera seems too caught up in her own concerns to give her any attention.

Vera ... Anne Reid

Irene ... Prunella Scales

Directed by Liz Webb.

. As family descend on the ladies for Christmas, the inevitable chaos ensues.

1Lady Audley's Secret20090420
1Leaving Normal20100607
1Legacy: Blood in the Mountains20110704

. Henry Gaunt has died leaving a sizeable estate but no will.

1Legacy: Blood in the Mountains20110704

When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune. Their quest leads them to uncover a broken family with a terrible secret.

Henry Gaunt has died leaving a sizeable estate but no Will. His step-sister can't inherit and there are no known kin. The step-sister doesn't know much about Henry's father: she thinks he died in the Second World War when Henry was a small child. Dan and Rachel's investigation leads to a surprising discovery.

DAN.....William Ash

RACHEL.....Claire Keelan

YOUNG ERIC.....Tom Hughes

GEORGE.....Stephen Hoyle

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

. Henry Gaunt has died leaving a sizeable estate but no will.

1Legacy: High Green Walls20111212

. Susan Pellier, a 73-year-old recluse, has died intestate with no known next of kin.

1Legacy: High Green Walls20111212

Cath Staincliffe's drama series returns with High Green Walls. When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune.

Susan Pellier, a 73 year-old recluse, died intestate with no known next of kin, Dan and Rachel's quest to find an heir leads them to a heartbreaking discovery .

DAN.....William Ash

RACHEL.....Claire Keelan

MORELLI.....Russell Dixon

BARBARA.....Kellie Shirley

SUSAN.....Ellie Meigan Rose

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

. Susan Pellier, a 73-year-old recluse, has died intestate with no known next of kin.

1Liam, Short Trousers20090914
1Mrs Tolstoy, True Happiness20100809

. Tolstoy has given up writing and cut himself off. Sofya wants to move the family to Moscow

1Mrs Tolstoy, True Happiness20100809

By Stephen Wakelam.

True Happiness. Leo Tolstoy has given up writing fiction and cut himself off from his children. Sofya wants to move the family to Moscow.

In his fifties the great writer Leo Tolstoy has a spiritual crisis and converts to Christianity. He stops sleeping with his wife. They have ten children. Taking the vows of poverty and chastity literally Tolstoy wants to give everything away but Sofya has a large family to feed. This is the woman who transcribed 'War and Peace' six times and who fights off rivals on daily basis for a place at his side. For forty eight years, the Tolstoys tormented each other with love and hate. Ian McDiarmid and Haydn Gwynne star in this portrait of a tempestuous marriage.

Sofya Tolstoy ... Haydn Gwynne

Leo Tolstoy ... Ian McDiarmid

Chertkov ... Paul Ritter

Tanya Tolstoy ... Vineeta Rishi

Grigory/Taneev ... Sam Dale

Musician ... Michael Shelford

Vanya Tolstoy ... James Warner

Directed by Claire Grove.

. Tolstoy has given up writing and cut himself off. Sofya wants to move the family to Moscow

1My Mad Grandad20091228
1Old Peter's Russian Tales, Salt20081222

. Ivan the Ninny builds his fortune on salt, but suffers the jealous rage of his brothers.

1Once More with Feeling20110530

. 25 years after being sacked from his band, Les Bone is going back on the road.

1Once More with Feeling20110530

By Kieran Prendiville. A comedy drama set in the no-prisoners world of northern social clubs.

Its protagonist is Les Bone, a plumber who once came within sniffing distance of the big time when his band Nuclear Dump went mega.....without him.

Les got fired the day before the band cut its first hit single. Which, like the album it came from, went platinum. Making it the most expensive sex of Les' life...being the price he paid for getting caught with the lead singer's girlfriend.

And now, twenty five years down the line, still unlucky in love, single-parent Les has been tossed a second chance. His kids have a boyband (even if one of them is a girl) and they're a boy short for an upcoming tour of south Yorkshire, one of the hardest enclaves in clubland.

Les and The Family Bone are to share a coach with a spangly jacketed blue nosed comic, a bad impressionist and a driver who can fart the 1812 overture...if anyone would let him.

Cast:

Les ..... Paul Copley

Sheila ...... Belinda Everett

Elaine ...... Blue Merrick

Denny ...... Christian Rodska

Chris ...... Harry Hepple

Alan/Scotch Billy ..... Rob Hudson

Kevin ..... Brogan West

Troy ..... James Baxter

Kimberly/Nurse ..... Joan Walker

Compere ..... Kieran Prendiville

Produced and directed By Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

. 25 years after being sacked from his band, Les Bone is going back on the road.

1Our Mutual Friend20091109
1Out of Africa, The Cuckoo20110425

. 1913, Karen travels to Kenya to marry her second cousin and start a farm.

1Out of Africa, The Cuckoo20110425

By Karen Blixen.

Dramatised by Judith Adams

Episode 1 : The Cuckoo

Soon after Karen Blixen relocates to East Africa, she finds herself alone in a foreign land with the enormous responsibility of trying to operate a successful coffee plantation. In order to accomplish this, she must get to know the land and the East Africans who work for and with her. In the process, she learns more about herself.

In 1913, Karen travels to Kenya to marry her second cousin and start a farm in Africa.

Karen Blixen ..... Emma Fielding

Denys Finch-Hatton ..... Tom Goodman-Hill

Kamante .... Beru Tessema

Farah ..... Maynard Eziashi

Wilhelm ..... Sean Baker

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

. 1913, Karen travels to Kenya to marry her second cousin and start a farm.

1Paradise Place

1Paradise Place20101122

. Ella advertises for a new tenant, and an old flame from her school days returns.

1Paradise Place20101122

Drawing on Woman's Hour listeners' stories and thoughts on the theme of desire, writer Amanda Whittington has created a series of five short linked plays set in a large shared house in Bristol. Landlady Ella rents out one flat to teacher Sarah and her teenage daughter Jaz, while Adrian lives in the attic flat rent-free in return for doing jobs around the house and garden.

In Episode 1, Ella advertises for a new tenant, and an old flame from her schooldays comes back into her life, with consequences Ella's not sure she's ready for.

Ella: Katharine Rogers

Jules: Robert Gwilym

Adrian: Malcolm Hamilton

Director: Sara Davies.

. Ella advertises for a new tenant, and an old flame from her school days returns.

1Picnic at Hanging Rock

1Picnic at Hanging Rock20100913

Picnic at Hanging Rock is a classic mystery, made famous by Peter Weir's 1970s film.

This new interpretation goes back to the original story, recreating the strong underlying sense of horror and supernatural that resonate in Joan Lindsay's novel. Starring Penny Downie, Fenella Woolgar and Simon Burke, this radio version features music from award winning composer and producer Jon Rose.

On St Valentines day, 1900, a party of schoolgirls and two governesses set off for a treat; a picnic at the geological marvel, the Hanging Rock. During the course of the afternoon, three girls and one governess disappear with no trace.

Narrator ..... Penny Downie

Mrs Appleyard ..... Fenella Woolgar

Mademoiselle ..... Elizabeth Boag

Miss McCraw ..... Sarah Rutherford

Mr Hussey ..... Simon Burke

Miranda ..... Celeste Wong

Irma ..... Anna Skellern

Edith ..... Andi Snelling

Marion ..... Lauren St Paul

Michael ..... Nicholas Banks

Albert ..... David Palliser

Sound design: Eloise Whitmore

Original music: Jon Rose

Script editor: Helen Meller

March of the Men of Harlech played by Amanda Dalton.

Participation from Year 12 students of Springwood High, New South Wales.

Producer/Director: Polly Thomas

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

. Three schoolgirls and a governess disappear during a picnic at an Australian beauty spot.

1Possession20111219

. Research assistant Roland Michell finds some letters that could change literary history.

1Possession20111219

Roland Michell, an academic research assistant, is completing some work in the London Library, when he comes across two unfinished letters written by the Victorian Poet, Randolph Henry Ash. These letters have obviously not been found by anyone else and they are not to his wife but to an unknown woman. Roland, whose entire academic life has been devoted to studying Ash, decides, recklessly to pocket the letters and try to determine exactly who they were written to.

This is the beginning of a quest that will change literary history and with the help of a feminist literary scholar Maud Bailey, they are determined to find out the truth behind these letters. Certain other characters hear about the letters and are eager to get their hands on them for their own financial gain and will do so, by any means necessary, and so the chase begins.

Written by A S Byatt. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Cast:

Maud ...... Jemma Redgrave

Roland ...... Harry Hadden-Paton

Ash ....... James d'arcy

Lamotte ..... Rachael Stirling

Blackadder ..... Bill Paterson

Cropper ..... Matthew Marsh

George ...... Kenneth Cranham

Joan ....... Joanna David

Beatrice Nest ...... Stella Gonet

Euan ...... Nicholas Boulton

Fergus ...... Jonjo O'Neil

Hildebrand ..... Robert Portal

Val ...... Laura Pyper

Leonora .... Lorelei King

Raoul/Toby Byng .... Sam Dale

Mrs Wapshott/Mrs Cammish/Mrs lees ..... Jane Whittenshaw

Beth/PA/Mrs Judge/Librarian ...... Rachel Atkins

Girl ...... Sylvie Goodwin

Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

. Research assistant Roland Michell finds some letters that could change literary history.

1Reading Between the Lines20090209
1Resistance of Mrs Brown20120220

. Mrs Brown advertises for a lodger.

1Resistance of Mrs Brown20120220

by Ed Harris

Amanda Root stars in a stirring British thriller with a difference.

It's 1944, and after the British defeat at Dunkirk and the Americans' decision to stay out of the war, we find ourselves at home in bomb-strewn suburbia with Mrs Brown. She is very ordinary, her husband died in the invasion, and now she pushes a tea trolley for the Nazi Military Administration in Whitehall.

Mrs Brown wants nothing more than to be a nobody. Determined above all to survive, and to protect her daughter, she never misses an opportunity to go unnoticed. But when she's contacted by the Resistance, will she keep her resolution?

Mrs Brown is given a task.

She will have one week to complete it.

One week to decide.

One week to prepare.

One week to live.

1/5 Mrs Brown advertises for a lodger.

Joan Brown ..... Amanda Root

Maisie Brown..... Ellie Kendrick

Mrs Crace ..... Adjoa Andoh

Miss Fry ..... Marlene Sidaway

Oberst Vitte ..... Simon Wilson

Gwen Evans ..... Tracy Wiles

Sturmbannfuhrer Smith ..... James Lailey

Mr Thomas ..... Paul Moriarty

Wode ..... Simon Bubb

Molly ..... Francine Chamberlain

Hans ..... Mark Edel-Hunt

Translations by Johannes Mirbach and Miguel Frank

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting

In 2011, the writer Ed Harris won the Writer's Guild Award for Troll, wrote MONGREL ISLAND for Soho Theatre and was nominated for the Prix Europa for his prescient play for BBC Radio 3: The Wall.

Before finding his feet as a playwright, Ed had spent several years working as a binman, occasional stand-up poet and (for one unbearably cold season) as a husky trainer in Lapland. Other plays for theatre include SUGARED GRAPEFRUIT for Old Vic New Vocies, LUCY for Chichester Festival Theatre, NEVER EVER AFTER for Chalkfoot (nominated for the Meyer-Whitworth Prize), THE COW PLAY and TOTAL for Squaremoon. For radio, his plays include TROLL, THE MOMENT YOU FEEL IT, AROMATHERAPY and PORSHIA.

. Mrs Brown advertises for a lodger.

1Restless20090406
1Ruthless20120109

. On her first day, Ruth hears conflicting information about the fate of her predecessor.

1Ruthless20120109

A light-hearted look at the world of Personal Assistants and office intrigue from the creator of Channel 4's Teachers, Tim Loane.

Ruth Brown arrives for her first day at a busy management consultancy and is thrown into a world of corporate jargon and menial and mind numbing tasks, all topped off with an unhealthy dollop of executive stress and a smidgen of scandal!

Hired to urgently plug a gap, Ruth is thrust into the life of a corporate PA alongside co-workers Tanya, Michelle and Beatrice. The real beating heart of the company, the PAs attend to the whims of the company CEO Oliver Carlton and keep the corporate plates spinning. However, with the consultancy undergoing an 'efficiency' assessment due to its record levels of stress-related illness, the atmosphere is anything but relaxed. Trying to settle in to her first week as a PA on the 'top floor', Ruth's interest is also piqued by the conflicting stories surrounding the fate of her predecessor Ingrid. What is the secret her colleagues are so keen to keep hidden?

As she begins uncovers a web of secrets, and scandal and as the stress levels rise, can Ruth learn to play her co-workers at their own game, and win?

With Olivia Hallinan as Ruth, the cast includes Joe Armstrong, Charles Edwards, Claire Rushbrook, Olivia Poulet, Gillian Kearney, Miche Doherty and Seainin Breannan.

A writer, director and actor, Tim Loane's screenwriting credits include the comedy films Out of The Deep Pan (BBC), Reversals (ITV) and he was creator and lead writer of the Bafta-nominated Teachers for Channel 4. He wrote the four-part conspiracy thriller Proof 2 (RTE), the three-part family drama serial Little Devil (ITV) and the 2009 updating of 80's television classic Minder (Channel 5). A co-founder of Northern Ireland's Tinderbox Theatre Company, his stage plays include Caught Red Handed and To Be Sure while he also directed the 1997 Oscar nominated short film Dance Lexie Dance. For radio he was written the inner-city thriller The Tunnel and the post-ceasefire ensemble comedy I can see clearly.

. On her first day, Ruth hears conflicting information about the fate of her predecessor.

1Sacred Hearts, Novice20090629
1Sarah Siddons: Life in Five Sittings20100412
1Sarah Siddons: Life in Five Sittings20100412

. By David Pownall. The story of the relationship between Sarah Siddons and Tom Lawrence.

1Scumdog Millionaires20091214
1Second Honeymoon, Ghosts20110926

. When Edie's youngest son leaves home, she tries to come to terms with the empty nest.

1Second Honeymoon, Ghosts20110926

SECOND HONEYMOON

By Joanna Trollope

Dramatised in five episodes by Rachel Joyce

Episode One - Ghosts

When Edie's youngest son leaves home she tries to come to terms with the empty nest but her husband's thoughts turn to the second honeymoon that is about to begin. Or, so he thinks ...

Edie.............Christine Kavanagh

Russell.........Sam Dale

Vivien...........Liza Sadovy

Matt.............Jonathan Forbes

Rosa............Alex Tregear

Ben.............Simon Bubb

Lazlo...........Carl Prekopp

Max.............James Lailey

Directed by Tracey Neale

STORY

"Edie put her hand out, took a breath and slowly, slowly pushed open his bedroom door. The room inside looked as if he had never left it" - a mum tries to come to terms with her empty nest but a husband can only think about the second honeymoon that can now begin ...

Joanna Trollope's most heartfelt and enthralling novel has been dramatised into five episodes for Woman's Hour by Rachel Joyce. SECOND HONEYMOON explores what happens when the empty nest is suddenly full again.

Ben is leaving home to move in with his girlfriend. At twenty-two he's the youngest of the family and the last to leave. His mother, Edie, an actress, is distraught. She has defined her life as the necessary cog in her family's lives and suddenly she feels unnecessary and unimportant. Her husband, Russell, an agent, is glad to be freed of daily parental roles and is looking forward to having Edie to himself. Then Edie lands the unexpected lead role in 'Ghosts' by Ibsen and it is then the children begin to make noises about coming home again. Their other son, Matt, is struggling in a relationship in which he achieves and earns less than his girlfriend. His sister, Rosa, is wrestling with debt and the end of a turbulent love affair. Rosa is the first of the Boyd children to think she may have to move back in with her parents - just until she can make ends meet again. Russell is determined to fend her off but things don't quite go according to plan.

This is the empty nest, twenty-first-century style. Grown children going and then wanting to come back again but at a time when their parents should be getting ready for their second honeymoon. The story of two generations struggling with love, careers and parenthood makes for a riveting and funny family drama for Woman's Hour.

THE WRITER

Joanna Trollope, the author of eagerly awaited novels, often centred around the domestic nuances and dilemmas of present-day life, has also written a number of historical novels and 'Britannia's Daughters', a study of women in the British Empire. In 1988 she wrote her first contemporary novel, 'The Choir' and this was followed by a number of hugely successful novels including: 'The Rector's Wife', 'Other People's Children', 'Brother and Sister' and 'Daughters in Law'.

THE DRAMATIST

Rachel Joyce has many radio credits to her name. Her most recent dramatisations for Radio 4 include - 'The Professor', 'The Portrait of a Lady' and 'Villette'. At present she is working on a dramatisation of 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

. When Edie's youngest son leaves home, she tries to come to terms with the empty nest.

1Seeing is Believing20090316
1Sherbet Dolls20110418

. Entertaining drama about 12-year-old Olivia competing in a children's beauty pageant.

1Sherbet Dolls20110418

Sherbet Dolls 1/5

by Karen Brown

The Ratcliffe family are on a journey, the preparation, organisation, the chaos that is 12 year old Olivia competing in a children's beauty pageant, the Bella Bambino Beauty Pageant finals held in Birmingham.

Cast

Stacey ...... Naomi Radcliffe

Tony ...... John Thomson

Olivia ...... Shannon Flynn

Jin Lin ..... Shamae Griffin

Lift announcer ..... Melissa Jane Sinden

Judy ...... Kathryn Hunt

John ..... Seamus O'Neill

Director ..... Pauline Harris

Further Info.

The mother Stacey is desperate to break away from the working

class small lancashire town they've all grown up in. In her view, fame holds the key to a sparkling future for the whole family. Tony, the husband and father would rather not take part at all and hopes the plastic tiara and sash are worth all the trouble. In contrast to their world Olivia is trying to finish her school project which involves e-mailing her Chinese pen pal Jin Lee; the Puyang Number 1 Middle School in China has been

twinned with Olivia's school in Lancashire, and they're exchanging e-mails over the weekend. Two children from different cultures both taking part in very different competitions.

. Entertaining drama about 12-year-old Olivia competing in a children's beauty pageant.

1Singleparentpals.com, You Are Not Alone20091102
1Six Suspects20100104
1Snobs20081201

. Middle-class estate agent Edith meets Charles, the extremely eligible Earl.

1So Much For That

1So Much For That20101025

. A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel. How much money is a life worth?

1So Much For That20101025

A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel which portrays the economic and emotional fall-out of serious illness.

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar. But just as the Afterlife is about to become a reality, his wife Glynis reveals that she has cancer.

They soon discover that their health insurance won't cover anything like the total cost of the treatment Glynis needs, and this once well-off couple are sent hurtling towards bankruptcy. They are both forced to face the uncomfortable question: how much money is one life worth?

Narrator ..... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep ..... Henry Goodman

Glynis ..... Debora Weston

Carol ..... Elizabeth McGovern

Jackson ..... Stuart Milligan

Flicka ..... Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe ..... Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin. Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End. Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago. Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth McGovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey. Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

. A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel. How much money is a life worth?

1Soloparentpals.com, A Clean Slate20100823

. After a year Rosie and Tom haven't met in the flesh but still talk via the website.

1Soloparentpals.com, A Clean Slate20100823

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

Episode 1. A Clean Slate.

After a year cyberpals Rosie and Tom still haven't met in the flesh. Rosie discovers that she quite likes her ex's new girlfriend and that Tom has a new love interest.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Barb - Alison Pettitt

Bazz - Sam Dale

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago. He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website. Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry. And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory. Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

MAXINE PEAKE's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN. Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

. After a year Rosie and Tom haven't met in the flesh but still talk via the website.

1Soloparentpals.com: Series 3, Bed20111024

. Four months into their relationship, Rosie and Tom have only spent five weekends together.

1Soloparentpals.com: Series 3, Bed20111024

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 1. Bed.

Four months into their long distance relationship single parents Rosie and Tom have only spent five weekends together and they still haven't told their online pals.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Barb - Adjoa Andoh

Gill - Jane Whittenshaw

Tony - James Lailey

Director: David Hunter.

. Four months into their relationship, Rosie and Tom have only spent five weekends together.

1Someone Like You, Man from the South20091221
1The Art of Deception20090622
1The Art of Deception, series 2

1The Art of Deception, series 220101220

. By Philip Palmer. Jessica has tracked down conman and art forger Daniel Ballantyne.

1The Art of Deception, series 220101220

by Philip Palmer.

Two years after faking his own death, notorious art forger and conman Daniel Ballantyne re-emerges to resume his cat and mouse game with biographer Jessica Brown. But who is chasing who?

Daniel Ballantyne ..... David Schofield

Jessica Brown ..... Hattie Morahan

Ben ..... Matt Addis

Andrew Jarrold ..... Harry Myers

Moisha Perez ..... Stephen Greif

Lisa ..... Pandora Colin

Directed by Toby Swift

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

The return of Daniel Ballantyne: monster and angel, thief and fraud...and genius. He is about to face the challenge of his life. Philip Palmer's compelling serial returns to the Woman's Hour drama.

Daniel Ballantyne is one of the greatest and most successful forgers of all time. He is a rich man. And he is dead.

His 'death', however, is just another forgery - he paid a body double who was dying of cancer to impersonate him. Now, Ballantyne has nothing to fear. He has everything he needs to enjoy a contented and quiet retirement.

But instead, Ballantyne goes out of his way to make enemies. And he does this because he loves the danger. That's his first fatal flaw.

But he has a nemesis. Art expert Jessica Brown - who after writing her book on him knows Ballantyne better than anyone alive - is on his trail.

Ex-copper Andrew Jarrold, released from prison, has intimidated Jessica into finding Ballantyne.

But when Jessica does find Ballantyne, everything changes. For he has a second fatal flaw: Jessica. He duped her once, but only just; and he has come to respect her as an equal. She is the only person in the world he truly cares for.

And together - they are terrifying.

Philip Palmer is an experienced radio dramatist. He also writes for television and his third sci-fi novel, Version 43, was published in October.

. By Philip Palmer. Jessica has tracked down conman and art forger Daniel Ballantyne.

1The Beacon, An Author in the Family20100322
1The Beacon, An Author in the Family20100322

. Journalist Frank has an idea which will have disastrous consequences for his family.

1The Beacon, An Author in the Family20100323

. Journalist Frank has an idea which will have disastrous consequences for his family.

1The Beginning of Spring

1The Beginning of Spring20100927

Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of an English family in Moscow, adapted by Penny Leicester. The winter of 1913 finds Frank Reid, owner of a printing company, abandoned by his wife. First Nellie takes their three children with her, then she sends them back to Frank. What is he to do?

Narrator: Clare Higgins; Frank: Richard McCabe; Selwyn: David Bamber; Nellie: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse; Dolly: Charlotte Ellis. Other parts played by Sonia Ritter, Rachel Atkins, Samuel Barnet, Richard Bremmer and David Collins. Producer: Tim Dee.

. The winter of 1913 finds Frank Reid, owner of a printing company, abandoned by his wife.

1The Cloths Of Heaven20100315
1The Cloths Of Heaven20100315

. A poem by WB Yeats holds the key to an unexpected love affair for a British diplomat.

1The Core20110905

. Carly is a bright 13-year-old who goes to the Coalforth School in Berkshire.

1The Core20110905

By Mike Bartlett. Carly is a bright thirteen year old who goes to the Coalforth School in Berkshire. The school has not being doing well, but it has just recruited Sarah Parkinson, a new head with energy and vision. Exploring the hot topic of education The Core is about the impact of current policies on those going through the system. We follow Carly and Sarah into the future and it's not what we, or they, expect.

Sarah...Juliet Stevenson

Carly... Alex Tregear

Director Claire Grove

Mike Bartlett is one of the most thought-provoking playwrights in Britain today. Mike's Earthquakes In London received critical acclaim at the National Theatre last year and he has new play '13' opens at the NT this October. My Child (2007) and Cock (2009) for the Royal Court both received outstanding reviews and in 2007 Mike's 'Not Talking' for R3 scooped the Imison and Tinniswood Awards for best newcomer and best play on radio.

Of Not Talking the papers said:

"An astonishingly piece of mature writing.ambitious, troubling and true. A Sony nomination at the very least should be his". Guardian

"Brilliant..Bartlett's use of dialogue is stunning" Times

"Fierce strong frank and convincing". Daily Telegraph

"Compulsive storytelling" Financial Times

"Excellent ." Observer.

. Carly is a bright 13-year-old who goes to the Coalforth School in Berkshire.

1The Dead Hour20091019
1The Death of Grass20090302
1The Donor Trail, Steven20100510
1The Donor Trail, Steven20100510

. Following a successful heart transplant, Steven is determined to make the most of life.

1The Donor Trail, Steven20100513

. Following a successful heart transplant, Steven is determined to make the most of life.

1The Gap20110523

. Heather embarks on what will become an unpredictable and challenging placement in Africa.

1The Gap20110523

A drama about an Edinburgh family breaking up during their daughter's gap year

by Colin Douglas.

Heather's leaving school with flying colours. She's off to Ghana for a gap year and then to Oxford. Her brother Fraser is going into second year at Cambridge studying medicine. And their parents, James, a surgeon, and Pippa, a professor of economics have some shocking news - they're splitting up. Suddenly everything's changing for Heather. With strained relationships at home, she embarks on what will become a rather unpredictable and challenging placement in Africa.

Cast:

Heather...............................................Kirsty McKay

James.................................................Paul Young

Pippa..................................................Isabella Jarrett

Fraser.................................................Keith McLeish

Janice.................................................Lesley Mackie

Dawn..................................................Lucy Paterson

Hector................................................Alasdair McCrone

Directed by David Ian Neville

Colin Douglas is an award-winning radio & TV writer and novelist with a distinctive voice. His plays for Radio 4 have included: The Life Class; Dress Up And Sing; Moving On & Taking The Waters (all written with Harry Quinn); and Better To Break Your Neck; Today We'll Finish Keats; Smart Boy Wanted; and the series, Safe In Our Hands. He's the author of nine novels including, The Houseman's Tale which he also dramatised as a series for BBC TV.

. Heather embarks on what will become an unpredictable and challenging placement in Africa.

1The Girl at the Lion D'Or20090511
1The Help20090720
1The Man in the Wooden Hat20090921
1The Paris Wife, The Wives' Corner

1The Paris Wife, The Wives' Corner20110314

. Paula McLain's fictional memoir told by Hadley, Ernest Hemingway's first wife.

1The Paris Wife, The Wives' Corner20110314

1/5 Paula McLain's fictional memoir of Paris in the 1920s is told by Hadley, Ernest Hemingway's first wife. Hadley is older than Hemingway by nine years, and when the newlyweds arrive in Paris in 1921 she finds herself missing home and feeling like a fish out of water. But Hemingway adores the city right from the start, and Hadley adores Hem, so she determines to get over her homesickness and fall in love with Paris too. Before long Hemingway is introduced into the circle of writers and artists who have made the city their own, but after invitations to tea with Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein, Hadley realises with dismay that she's expected to join the wives' corner.

Adapted by Sheila Yeger. Directed by Sara Davies

Hadley: Laurel Lefkow

Hemingway: Julian Ovenden

Ezra Pound: Martin Reeve

Gertrude Stein: Kim Hicks

Scott Fitzgerald: Gerard Cooke

Zelda Fitzgerald: Susannah Hampton

Pauline Pfeifer: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse.

. Paula McLain's fictional memoir told by Hadley, Ernest Hemingway's first wife.

1The Pillow Book, series 2 - Fire20090608
1The Pillow Book, series 3

1The Pillow Book, series 320101115

. Shonagon and Yukinari return to investigate a new crime in 10th Century Japan.

1The Pillow Book, series 320101115

Set in 10th Century Japan, this is the third thriller inspired by the diaries of Sei Shonagon.

Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return to investigate a murder in the Palace of the Sun Goddess. A favourite of the Emperor is found drowned in a pool in the Palace Gardens. But before Yukinari can investigate, the body is given a ceremonial burial and all trace of the crime washed away by the spring rains.

By Robert Forrest.

Shonagon - Ruth Gemmell

Yukinari - Mark Bazeley

Emperor - Simon Ginty

Empress - Laura Rees

Gisaku - Robin Laing

Producer - Lu Kemp.

. Shonagon and Yukinari return to investigate a new crime in 10th Century Japan.

1The Pillow Book, series 420111031

. The Emperor has disappeared into the wilderness beyond the palace walls.

1The Pillow Book, series 420111031

Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari reunite for a new adventure in 10th century Japan.

The young Emperor has disappeared from the Palace into the wilds of Japan, to learn the ways of his people. Mischievous as ever, he leaves behind him a challenge addressed to his champion and favourite, Lieutenant Yukinari, to find him. And, of course, Yukinari must be accompanied by his guide in the ways of palace life, the Lady Shonagon. The Emperor makes two conditions: that the couple travel unaccompanied and in disguise, dressed in peasant garb, a prospect that Lady Shonagon - a connoisseur of all the finer luxuries of life - finds both appalling and humiliating.

Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

Written by Robert Forrest.

Shonagon............... Ruth Gemmell

Yukinari...................Cal Macaninch

Emperor...................Freddie Rayner

Kei..........................Brian Ferguson

Peasant..................John Paul Hurley

Directed by Lu Kemp.

. The Emperor has disappeared into the wilderness beyond the palace walls.

1The Power of Life and Death, The Resurrection of Imelda Sharp

1The Power of Life and Death, The Resurrection of Imelda Sharp20101004

When a number of distinguished members of government committees are found dead in suspicious circumstances, it falls to DCI Kate Duncan of Scotland Yard's Sensitive Cases Squad to discover what the connecting factor is.

Mark Lawson's deftly plotted murder-mystery gets to grips with a major concern at the heart of our cash-strapped NHS: the post code lottery and exactly who is to be considered deserving of the most expensive life saving drugs on the market.

Kate Duncan- Haydn Gwynne

Lorenzo- Lloyd Thomas

Briggs- Chris McHallem

Hermione Sharp - Abigail McKern

Dame Imelda Sharp- Honor Blackman

Sue Wells- Abigail McGibbon

Dr Tom Cready- Nick Dunning

Dee Mortimer- Stella McCusker

Jeremy Vine- Himself

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan. Written by Mark Lawson.

. DCI Kate Duncan must discover the connection between some suspicious deaths.

1The Private Patient20100524
1The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles20090713
1The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Series 2

1The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Series 220110328

. Darleen is taking driving lessons and proposes to Jamie.

1The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Series 220110328

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning drama series; an illuminating and striking exploration of the challenges and aspirations in the unique life of a young woman with learning disabilities. A series that's both tough and feelgood.

Starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies - actors with learning disabilities.

Darleen is taking driving lessons and proposes to Jamie. Marriage, driving lessons, the pitfalls of sheltered housing are all on the agenda in series 2. Created in part through improvisation and inspired by true stories.

Darleen Fyles....... Donna Lavin

Jamie ...... Edmund Davies

Treena ..... Lorraine Ashbourne

Leonard ..... Steve Evats

Ben ...... Wyllie Longmor

Marie ..... Emma Hartley-Miller

Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris

Darleen Fyles was recently made into a television drama as part of Jimmy McGovern's Moving On series broadcast on BBC One.

. Darleen is taking driving lessons and proposes to Jamie.

1The Quest20090824
1The Rabbit House, Going Underground20100517
1The Shooting Party20100802

. Autumn 1913; a shooting party takes place on an Oxfordshire country estate.

1The Shooting Party20100802

by Isabel Colegate, dramatised by DJ Britton, narrated by Olivia Colman

Autumn 1913. A shooting party on an Oxfordshire country estate. A whole society under the microscope, a society soon to be destroyed in the trenches of the Western Front.

The eve of the shoot.

Cast

Isabel Colegate ..... Olivia Colman

Cicely Nettleby ..... Ellie Kendrick

Sir Randolph Nettleby ..... Sam Dale

Olivia Lilburn ..... Jaimi Barbakoff

Lionel Stephens ..... Michael Shelford

Minnie Nettleby ..... Christine Kavanagh

Osbert Nettleby ..... Joshua Swinney

Lord Gilbert Hartlip ..... Sean Baker

Aline Hartlip ..... Sally Orrock

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

It was an error of judgement that resulted in a death. It took place in the autumn before the outbreak of what used to be known as the Great War.

Autumn 1913 and Sir Randolph Nettleby has invited guests to the biggest shoot of the season on his Oxfordshire country estate. We follow the action from one evening to the next, a dinner, a morning's shoot, a lunch, the fatal afternoon, and the fallout. An army of servants and gamekeepers has rehearsed the intricate age-old ritual of the hunt. Everything about it would seem a perfect affirmation of the certainties of Edwardian country life. Yet, their social and moral code is under siege from within and without. Competition beyond the bounds of sportsmanship, revulsion at the slaughter of animals, anger at the inequities of class - these and other forces are about to rise up and challenge the social order, an order that can last only a while longer. Funny, compassionate, sobering and dispassionate, the last throes of feudal England are recorded in perfect detail, together with the germ of its destruction. The book is an exquisitely written hymn to the passing of an age.

. Autumn 1913; a shooting party takes place on an Oxfordshire country estate.

1The Song House20100705

An adaptation of Trezza Azzopardi's new novel, a compelling psychological thriller involving a young woman with a secret in her past. During a rainy summer Maggie arrives for a job interview at a large house in the country. The house is empty apart from Kenneth, an elderly man, who wants a secretary to do an unusual live-in job. He wants someone to listen to his music collection, and transcribe his impressions and memories connected to each piece of music. Kenneth is odd, isolated, perhaps on the edge of dementia, slightly threatening. But Maggie is mysterious too and she has some hidden plan in taking this job. She knows this place, she's been here before. Piece by piece, as the rain intensifies and the river begins to flood, we learn about Maggie's shocking past.

Trezza Azzopardi's novels have been short-listed for numerous awards, including the Booker. Critics praise her story-telling ability, her psychological acuity and her intense poetic atmosphere.

Cast:

MAGGIE.............KAY CURRAM

NARRATOR..........SHARON MORGAN

KENNETH...........JOHN CASTLE

ALISON............CAROLINE HARKER

WILLIAM............ MARK MEADOWS

RUSTY............ MARILYN LE CONTE

Adapted by Elizabeth Burke

Produced and Directed by Kate McAll.

. Dramatisation of Trezza Azzopardi's psychological thriller.

1The Tenant of Wildfell Hall20111128

. Helen Graham is the mysterious new tenant with a dark and painful past.

1The Tenant of Wildfell Hall20111128

By Anne Bronte

Dramatised by Rachel Joyce

Episode 1. The Tenant

Helen Graham is the mysterious and striking new tenant of the dilapidated Wildfell Hall. As gentleman farmer Gilbert Markham becomes more and more powerfully drawn to this enigmatic "widow" he finds that her unconventionally independent life disguises a turbulent and painful past.

Gilbert Markham - Robert Lonsdale

Helen Graham - Hattie Morahan

Mrs. Markham - Carolyn Pickles

Rose - Leah Brotherhead

Mr. Lawrence - Carl Prekopp

Eliza - Victoria Inez Hardy

Rev. Millward - Gerard McDermott

Arthur - Samuel Bridger

Director: David Hunter.

. Helen Graham is the mysterious new tenant with a dark and painful past.

1This Book Will Save Your Life20090323
1TwilightBaby.com20091005
1TwilightBaby.com: Series 2

1TwilightBaby.com: Series 220110110

. By Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo. Jenny stars as Cass embracing motherhood again at 47.

1TwilightBaby.com: Series 220110110

by Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo

Cass Mason blogs about being a mother

again age 47. Somehow it's a lot harder

when you're old enough to be a grandmother.

Cass ..... Jenny Éclair

Ken ..... Kevin Eldon

Penny ..... Felicity Montagu

Library Manager ..... Sean Baker

Barbara ..... Christine Kavanagh

Producer ..... Sally Avens

Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo return with a second series about being an 'older' mother.

Cass Mason is finding motherhood age 47 tough. She barely has time to blog with a new baby who won't sleep; she fears she may be turning into a zombie. Not only does Cass have to deal with Florence the rest of the family aren't much help; will Ken ever get a job, will her designer clad sister even offer to hold a drooling baby and are her two grown children really contemplating moving back home? Cass charts Florence's first year to a backdrop of sibling rivalry, competitive mums and attempting to get her body back off the floor and into some kind of shape.

Jenny Eclair stars with Kevin Eldon and Felicity Montagu.

. By Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo. Jenny stars as Cass embracing motherhood again at 47.

1Uncle Gwyn's Posthumous Curse

1Uncle Gwyn's Posthumous Curse20101213

. Margaret John stars in Lynne Truss's comedy drama set on a rainy golf course in Wales.

1Uncle Gwyn's Posthumous Curse20101213

The characters in Lynne Truss's new comedy drama live under the shadow of The Rock, an impressively large geological feature at a remote Golf Club in Wales, where it has been raining for twenty years. There's the severely repressed Angharad, 'Mad' Auntie Susan, who is clearly a man, Riddle, the disgusting old greenkeeper, and poor long suffering Charles who has devoted his life to saving each and every one of the club's members from an untimely death, only to fail. At this Club it's easy to make a fatal mistake, all you have to do is break one of the rules. Inadvertently enter the wrong score on your partner's scorecard, or let your wife order her own drink at the bar and you'll probably be spikes up by tea-time. And when Jaci Hughes the young cartographer from distant Cardiff turns up, all manner of skeletons come rattling out of the closet. Margaret John, otherwise known as Doris in the BBC's comedy Gavin and Stacey, stars as Angharad, Brian Hibbard as Aunty Susan, and comedian Tom Allen as Charles. Lynne Seymour plays Jaci, Lee Mengo is Uncle Gwyn and Howell Evans plays Riddle.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.

. Margaret John stars in Lynne Truss's comedy drama set on a rainy golf course in Wales.

1Uncle Gwyn's Posthumous Curse20101217

The characters in Lynne Truss's new comedy drama live under the shadow of The Rock, an impressively large geological feature at a remote Golf Club in Wales, where it has been raining for twenty years. There's the severely repressed Angharad, 'Mad' Auntie Susan, who is clearly a man, Riddle, the disgusting old greenkeeper, and poor long suffering Charles who has devoted his life to saving each and every one of the club's members from an untimely death, only to fail. At this Club it's easy to make a fatal mistake, all you have to do is break one of the rules. Inadvertently enter the wrong score on your partner's scorecard, or let your wife order her own drink at the bar and you'll probably be spikes up by tea-time. And when Jaci Hughes the young cartographer from distant Cardiff turns up, all manner of skeletons come rattling out of the closet. Margaret John, otherwise known as Doris in the BBC's comedy Gavin and Stacey, stars as Angharad, Brian Hibbard as Aunty Susan, and comedian Tom Allen as Charles. Lynne Seymour plays Jaci, Lee Mengo is Uncle Gwyn and Howell Evans plays Riddle.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.

. Margaret John stars in Lynne Truss's comedy drama set on a rainy golf course in Wales.

1Village SOS20110822

. New crime drama by Val McDermid, starring Helen Baxendale.

1Village SOS20110822

By Val McDermid.

DCI Marion Bettany (Helen Baxendale) and DS John Hodgson, a new detective team created for Radio 4 by award-winning author Val McDermid, investigate a murder in the sleepy Northumbrian village of Shilwick. They love their work, they enjoy each other's company and like nothing better than investigating a new crime. The only thing that makes life difficult is dealing with the public. Take the residents of the former mining community of Shilwick, for example.

Val McDermid is a multi-award winning crime writer, and creator of TV's Wire in the Blood, which stars Robson Green.

Village SOS is a fictional version of the BBC One series of the same name.

DCI Marion Bettany ..... Helen Baxendale

DS John Hodgson ..... David Seddon

Kai Ling Arnott ..... Liz Sutherland

Colin Arnott ..... Antony Byrne

Pamela McIntosh ..... Elaine Claxton

Marcus Francis ..... Adrian Grove

Tilly Francis ..... Rachel Bavidge

Tom Briggs ..... Christian Rodska

Producer / Director ..... Fiona Kelcher

www.bbc.co.uk/villagesos.

. New crime drama by Val McDermid, starring Helen Baxendale.

1Villette, Bretton20090803
1Wives and Daughters

1Wives and Daughters20101129

. It's an exciting day for Molly as she prepares for her first visit to the Hollingford gala

1Wives and Daughters20101129

Episode One

It's an exciting day for young Molly Gibson as she prepares for her first visit to the Hollingford gala. But her experience there gives her widowed father Dr Gibson a new idea. Elizabeth' Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.

Lily Gaskell . . . . . Deborah McAndrew

Molly Gibson . . . . . Emerald O'Hanrahan

Dr Gibson . . . . . Jamie Newall

Hyacinth Kirkpatrick . . . . . Julia Hills

Lady Cumnor . . . . . Claire Neilson

Dorothy Browning . . . . . Marian Kemmer

Phoebe Browning . . . . . Susan Jeffrey

Mrs Goodenough . . . . . Kate Layden

Coxe . . . . . Henry Devas

Wynne . . . . Iain Batchelor

Bethia/Miss Rose . . . . . Toni Midlane

Squire Hamley . . . . . Paul Greenwood

Mrs Hamley . . . . . Jilly Bond

Roger Hamley . . . . . Gunnar Cauthery

Cynthia . . . . . Maya Barcot

Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild

Notes

Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine. It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society. Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.

Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.

. It's an exciting day for Molly as she prepares for her first visit to the Hollingford gala

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1Writing the Century 12: 1966-1969 - Pleidiol Wyf I'm Gwlad/True To My Land20100208
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1Writing the Century 13: Once Upon A Time20100419

. The story of Steven, a gay teenager from a Nottinghamshire mining town.

1Writing the Century 14: A Burden to Strangers20100726

. Steve Gough's drama about a spirited elderly woman in the Welsh Valleys.

1Writing the Century 14: A Burden to Strangers20100726

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people, returns with "A Burden to Strangers" by Steve Gough. Inspired by the diaries of Rachel Minshall, a spirited and politically active octogenarian who lived alone in the Welsh Valleys during the 1980s.

Rachel . . . . . Margaret John

Jean . . . . . Menna Trussler

Tom . . . . . Bernard Lloyd

Curate . . . . .Mark Carey

Glyn . . . . . John Cording

Original music composed by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Produced and Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

. Steve Gough's drama about a spirited elderly woman in the Welsh Valleys.

1Writing the Century 15: A Desolate Bravery

1Writing the Century 15: A Desolate Bravery20101108

. David Rowlands arrives in Zagreb, but with no official letter of invitation from the UN.

1Writing the Century 16: The Iron Curtain20110502

. As Paula settles into her new job, she finds herself attracted to one of her students.

1Writing the Century 16: The Iron Curtain20110502

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people, returns with "The Iron Curtain" by Nell Leyshon. The drama is inspired by the diaries of Paula Kirby, who went to teach English in East Germany in the 1980s, and her correspondence with paediatric surgeon Knut Löffler.

Fresh out of university, 21 year old Paula Kirby settles into her new home and job, teaching English at the University in Dresden but finds herself attracted to one of her students, a Dr Knut Löffler.

Cast

Paula ...... Charlotte Emmerson

Knut ...... Jonathan Keeble

Sarah ...... Danielle Henry

Woman on train ...... Melissa Jane Sinden

Directed by Susan Roberts.

. As Paula settles into her new job, she finds herself attracted to one of her students.

1Writing the Century 16: Three Women Across the Century

1Writing the Century 16: Three Women Across the Century20110124

. Catherine Thackray faces a terminal illness and wants to put her life in order.

1Writing the Century 18: The Camel Hospital20111107

. Dramatised diaries of VAD nurse Sara Wilsdon in Egypt during WWI.

1Writing the Century 18: The Camel Hospital20111107

Writing The Century -

The Camel Hospital,

Inspired by the diaries of Sara Wilsdon

dramatised by Karen Brown

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people:

Sara Wilson was a V.A.D (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse posted to Egypt in January 1918.

The drama charts her journey through three different military hospitals,one of which is a canvas hospital in the desert, where she meets and marries the love of her life.Her diary spans a tour de force period in Sara's life, when this young woman from a sheltered background encounters death and love.

Sara ...... Rebecca Callard

Mary ...... Jessica Blake

Matron ....... Jacqueline Redgewell

Italian boy ...... Peter Singh

American Officer ...... James Nickerson

Research consultant - Professor Alison Fell

Directed by Pauline Harris

Sara was a VAD Nurse (Voluntary Aid Detachment) a unit which provided medical assistance in time of war. VADs like Sara were young women eager to "do their duty".. Sara at 24 years of age travels from 'Connaught Hospital' Aldershot to '31 General Hospital' Cairo with 22 other nurses. There she nurses the wounded and dying and sees the devastating effects of Typhus and Malaria on our troops. And yet she writes with good humour and energy, a fresh and vivid voice, taking a wondrous interest in the beauty of the landscape and the country's exotic atmos. Unfazed by danger she takes every opportunity to explore her surroundings. In Cairo Sara finds out that her brother Newton has been killed in action. She bears her grief quietly, continuing to do her duty and hiding it from the injured men in her care.

In July 1918, Sara is transferred to a tented hospital in the desert in Kantara. There she meets and gradually falls in love with Ray Wilsdon. Her diary documents her growing affection for him, his transition from friend to fiancee. When the war ends in November Sara's devotion to duty continues. Her soldiers are still being killed, dying of their injuries and typhoid. She and Ray get engaged . In May 1919 orders come through that Sara must transfer to the 'Citadel Hospital' Cairo where there are localised uprisings. Sara asks to be be demobbed and is waiting to go home when Ray sends a wire asking her to marry him right away. Sara is faced with a difficult decision whether to go back home or stay with Ray in Egypt.

Professor Alison Fell has published several articles and chapters on women and the First World War. She is the co-editor with Christine Hallett of Visions and Revisions: Studies on First World War Nursing (London: Routledge, 2012) and is currently writing a book entitled Back to the Front: Women as Veterans in Interwar France and Britain. She is also leading the Legacies of War 2014-2018 project at the University of Leeds, coordinating activities around the First World War Centenary - http://arts.leeds.ac.uk/legaciesofwar/.

. Dramatised diaries of VAD nurse Sara Wilsdon in Egypt during WWI.

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. The relationship between a British soldier and his German sweetheart.

10 LASTA Farewell to Arms20110812

. Frederic wishes the rain would stop.

10 LASTA Farewell to Arms20110812

Concluding episode of Hemingway's greatest love story, set in the First World War, dramatised by Stephen Keyworth. 10/10 Frederic wishes the rain would stop.

Cast

Frederic ..... Patrick Kennedy

Catherine ..... Morven Christie

Nurses ..... Susie Riddell & Alex Tregear

Doctor ..... Daniel Rabin

Waiter ..... Simon Bubb

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

. Frederic wishes the rain would stop.

10 LASTAn Unsuitable Attachment20100507
10 LASTAn Unsuitable Attachment20100507

. Ianthe Broome and John Challow are to be married. But can it be true? It's so unsuitable.

10 LASTBeyond Black, Alison's Retribution20100312
10 LASTBeyond Black, Alison's Retribution20100312

. Alison confronts the past and finally learns the truth about her childhood.

10 LASTFalco: Poseidons Gold20090529
10 LASTImaginary Friends20110722

. On his way to visit Tom McCann in hospital, Roger hears some terrible news.

10 LASTImaginary Friends20110722

By Alison Lurie. Dramatised by Melissa Murray

10/10

Roger, on his way to visit Tom McCann in hospital, has stopped off to visit Elsie, where he has heard some terrible news.

Roger ... Jonathan Forbes

McCann ... Nathan Osgood

Elsie ... Barbara Barnes

Mrs Munger ... Jane Whittenshaw

Nurse ... Elaine Claxton

Directed by Marc Beeby.

. On his way to visit Tom McCann in hospital, Roger hears some terrible news.

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10 LASTSo Much For That20101105

. A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel. How much money is a life worth?

10 LASTSo Much For That20101105

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar. But just as Shep was about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis revealed that she had cancer.

In today's episode, an unexpected change of fortunes convinces Shep to take drastic action.

Narrator ..... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep ..... Henry Goodman

Glynis ..... Debora Weston

Carol ..... Elizabeth McGovern

Jackson ..... Stuart Milligan

Flicka ..... Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe ..... Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin. Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End. Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago. Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth McGovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey. Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

. A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel. How much money is a life worth?

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. Gilbert is in despair. He has not seen Helen Graham for several months now.

10 LASTThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Startling Intelligences20111209

By Anne Bronte

Dramatised by Rachel Joyce

Episode 10. Startling Intelligences

Gilbert is in despair. He hasn't seen Helen Graham for several months now and he has learnt that she has returned to nurse her sick husband.

Gilbert ... Robert Lonsdale

Helen ... Hattie Morahan

Huntingdon ... Leo Bill

Arthur ...Samuel Bridger

Lawrence ... Carl Prekopp

Director: David Hunter.

. Gilbert is in despair. He has not seen Helen Graham for several months now.

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10 LASTWives and Daughters

10 LASTWives and Daughters20101210

. Will Molly's good name be restored?

10 LASTWives and Daughters20101210

Episode Six

It's the day of the Easter Charity Ball and Cynthia receives a gift from a mysterious admirer. Hyacinth see the dance as an opportunity to introduce her daughter to a number of possible suitors. Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.

Lily Gaskell . . . . . Deborah McAndrew

Molly Gibson . . . . . Emerald O'Hanrahan

Dr Gibson . . . . . Jamie Newall

Roger Hamley . . . . . Gunnar Cauthery

Cynthia . . . . . Maya Barcot

Hyacinth . . . . . Julia Hills

Lady Harriett . . . . . Cathy Sara

Dorothy Browning . . . . . Marian Kemmer

Phoebe Browning . . . . . Susan Jeffrey

Mr Preston . . . . . Timothy Watson

Produced and Directed by Peter Leslie Wild

Notes

Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine. It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society. Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.

Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.

. Will Molly's good name be restored?

15 LASTPossession20120106

. On the night of 1987's Big Storm, Cropper and Hildebrand are caught digging up a grave.

15 LASTPossession20120106

Roland Michell, an academic research assistant, is completing some work in the London Library, when he comes across two unfinished letters written by the Victorian Poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Theses letters have obviously not been found by anyone else and they are not to his wife but to an unknown woman. Roland, whose entire academic life has been devoted to studying Ash, decides, recklessly to pocket the letters and try to determine exactly who they were written to.

This is the beginning of a quest that will change literary history and with the help of a feminist literary scholar Maud Bailey, they are determined to find out the truth behind these letters. Certain other characters hear about the letters and are eager to get their hands on them for their own financial gain and will do so, by any means necessary, and so the chase begins.

1987, the night of the Big Storm, Cropper and Hildebrand are caught in the act of digging up a grave.

Written by A S Byatt. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Cast:

Maud ...... Jemma Redgrave

Roland ...... Harry Hadden-Paton

Ash ....... James d'arcy

Lamotte ..... Rachael Stirling

Blackadder ..... Bill Paterson

Cropper ..... Matthew Marsh

George ...... Kenneth Cranham

Joan ....... Joanna David

Beatrice Nest ...... Stella Gonet

Euan ...... Nicholas Boulton

Fergus ...... Jonjo O'Neil

Hildebrand ..... Robert Portal

Val ...... Laura Pyper

Leonora .... Lorelei King

Raoul/Toby Byng .... Sam Dale

Mrs Wapshott/Mrs Cammish/Mrs lees ..... Jane Whittenshaw

Beth/PA/Mrs Judge/Librarian ...... Rachel Atkins

Girl ...... Sylvie Goodwin

Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

. On the night of 1987's Big Storm, Cropper and Hildebrand are caught digging up a grave.

2A Domestic, Irretrievable

2A Domestic, Irretrievable20110308

. Mariola finds the nanny's earrings in the marital bed, a clue to the faltering marriage.

2A Domestic, Irretrievable20110308

by Peter Jukes

A cleaner hears everything, sees everything, and yet no one pays her any attention. As Olivier and Kim's marriage falters, Mariola sees signs and clues everywhere. Money hidden in a shoebox. A shot gun in the cellar. But to what extent is she watching the breakup and to what extent precipitating it? And how far will Mariola go to recover the family she has lost? To the brink of madness or a tragic crime?

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Episode 2: Irretrievable

Ever since she discovered the Nanny's earrings in the marital bed, Mariola has seen the Andersons' marriage fall apart. But as the builders move in, and Olivier showers his wife with gifts, will he be able to win back her heart?

Mariola ..... Lydia Leonard

Olivier ..... Neil Stuke

Karen ..... Clare Lawrence-Moody

Dr Kevin Rorty ..... Sean Baker

Anna ..... Christine Kavanagh

Elena ..... Sally Orrock

Russell ..... Deeivya Meir

Shane ..... Sam Dale

Jurek ..... Lloyd Thomas

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

. Mariola finds the nanny's earrings in the marital bed, a clue to the faltering marriage.

2A Farewell to Arms20110802

. Frederic is injured while seeing to the suppers of his fellow ambulance drivers.

2A Farewell to Arms20110802

Ernest Hemingway's novel, dramatised by Steven Keyworth.

2/10 Frederic is injured while seeing to the suppers of his fellow ambulance drivers

Cast

Frederic ..... Patrick Kennedy

Rinaldi ..... Carl Prekopp

Manera ..... Jonathan Forbes

Gavuzzi ..... James Lailey

Passini ..... Daniel Rabin

Driver ..... Simon Bubb

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

. Frederic is injured while seeing to the suppers of his fellow ambulance drivers.

2A Kind Of Loving20100713

. Vic is convinced Ingrid wants to finish the relationship before it's even begun.

2A Kind Of Loving20100713

A Kind Of Loving

By Stan Barstow

Dramatised by Diana Griffiths

2/10

Iconic Modern Classic set in

1960 Yorkshire. This is the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the book which was first published in July 1960.Vic meets Ingrid as they have arranged; but she brings her friend along. Dorothy is a troublemaker and soon she wrecks the evening with her spiteful remarks and observations. Vic is convinced that this is Ingrid's way of giving him the brush-off.

Vic Brown...Lee Ingleby

Ingrid Rothwell...Rebecca Callard

Mrs Brown...Kate Layden

Mrs Van Huyton...Seamus O'Neill

Dorothy...Deborah McAndrew

Rawly...Jake Norton

Conroy...Conrad Nelson

Producer/Director Pauline Harris

For further details see episode 12th July details.

. Vic is convinced Ingrid wants to finish the relationship before it's even begun.

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. Jackie starts to suspect Gillian of being involved in the death of her husband.

2A Small Town Murder, series 3

2A Small Town Murder, series 320110104

. DC Jackie Hartwell wants to know who Melanie was about to marry on the day she died.

2A Small Town Murder, series 320110104

Written by Scott Cherry.

Family Liaison Officer, DC Jackie Hartwell, wants to know who Melanie was about to marry on the day she died.

Cast:

DC Jackie Hartwell ..... Meera Syal

DI Sanders ..... Matthew Marsh

Sylvia Brant ..... Susan Brown

George Brant ..... Roderick Smith

Rachel ..... Sian Brooke

Produced and directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

. DC Jackie Hartwell wants to know who Melanie was about to marry on the day she died.

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. There's a dinner party at the vicarage to meet the new communicants.

2Ancient Mysteries20110510

. A series of monologues adapted from conversations with dementia sufferers.

2Ancient Mysteries20110510

A series of monologues adapted from two books, 'Ancient Mysteries' and 'Tell Mrs Mill her husband is still dead' (compiled, edited and published by David Clegg).

They are adapted from interviews in which dementia sufferers recall their lives. The pieces are funny, sad, moving and mysterious in what they say about the human spirit and mind.

Read by Amelia Bullmore and John Woodvine

Sound Engineer: Tom Jenkins

Produced by Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

. A series of monologues adapted from conversations with dementia sufferers.

2Au Pairs20090908
2Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011, The Interlopers20110614

. The fighting of rival academics reaches new heights when they compete for an award.

2Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011, The Interlopers20110614

Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011

Original stories by Saki (H.H Munro)

Adapted by Sean Grundy

Beasts on the Lawn is a collection of Edwardian short stories by Saki (H.H Munro) recycled and restaged in a modern day gated community for the far too wealthy for their own good. The tales are woven together by the character of Clovis, a security guard. She recalls the events of strange days and long nights.

Episode Two: The Interlopers

Divorced couple Georgina Znaeym and Ulrich Gradwitz hate each other. Both professors of Socio geoeconomics at rival universities, they are both in line for the prestigious Eisenberg Award. They are high-minded and serious but in their spare time they are devotees of the on-line video game 'Carpathian Empire' where they fight most of their battles. When Ulrich delivers a particularly nasty blow to Georgina she reacts accordingly and their fighting spills out into the real world.

Cast:

Clovis.............................Pippa Haywood

Georgina Znaeym.................Barbara Flynn

Ulrich Gradwitz....................John Sessions

Jeff the Man...................Malcolm Hamilton

Director - Alison Crawford.

. The fighting of rival academics reaches new heights when they compete for an award.

2Beyond Black, Colette's Story20100302

. Colette leaves her dull husband, becomes interested in the paranormal and consults Alison.

2Beyond Black, Colette's Story20100302

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2Chronicles of Ait - Echo Beach

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. In the house Naomi reveals to Linus a forbidden room and a mystifying family history.

2Chronicles of Ait - Echo Beach20110301

Written by Michael Butt.

In the family house on the beach, Naomi (Amanda Drew) shows Linus (Greg Wise) a hidden room and throws some light on her disturbing family history.

Echo Beach is the second story from the Chronicles of Ait to come to Radio 4, connected to the first tale only by the location and the names of its two main characters.

Cast:

Linus Scott ..... Greg Wise

Alice Pyper ..... Indira Varma

Naomi Pyper ..... Amanda Drew

Jonathan ..... Jonathan Keeble

Ben ..... Simon J Williamson

Agnes ..... Patience Tomlinson

Robert ..... Jonathan Keeble

Producer/Director John Taylor

A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 4.

. In the house Naomi reveals to Linus a forbidden room and a mystifying family history.

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2Dear Mr Spectator20090113

. Gilbert's wife Kitty decides to see what all the fuss is about.

2Dear Mr Spectator, series 220100817

. Ned finds a clue which leads him to the haunt of the Hum Drum Club.

2Dear Mr Spectator, series 220100817

Returning for a second series, the nation's favourite agony uncle - Mr. Spectator - continues to offer his wit and wisdom on the morals and manners of his countrymen in his daily writings; but who exactly is this mysterious Spectator, and why does everyone want to find him all of a sudden?

London. 1710. Nothing changes under the sun. Political upheaval, national debt, spin; and, in the midst of it all, eager, naive young Ned Dempsey, just arrived in the Capital and determined to make his way in the big city.

With Britain in debt to the tune of nine million pounds, Chief Minister and Lord of the Treasury, Robert Harley, has a plan to raise the funds the country so desperately needs: a little idea called the South Sea Company. However, he requires public support to get his Bill through Parliament and to do that he needs someone influential to speak out in support of his scheme. Someone with the ear of the country, someone people respect, someone people turn to, listen to, obey. Someone like Mr. Spectator!

Enlisting the aid of Palace paper-boy Ned, Harley determines to track down the elusive Mr. Spectator in order to convince him to come out in support of the Bill before it goes before the House on Friday.

Embarking on a quest to discover the identity of London's most spectral of citizens, Ned scours the 'Spectator's' daily publications for a clue to his prey's whereabouts. Pursuing hints and clues through a world of clubs, coffee-houses, theatres and booksellers; from lowly taverns to the Royal Palace itself, Ned is swept along in a mercenary world of spin and manipulation. Is anyone really who they seem? Does everything and everyone have their price?

Can Ned unmask Mr. Spectator before time - and Harley's patience - runs out?

Adapted from Addison & Steele's 'Spectator' essays by Elizabeth Kuti.

Mr. Spectator ... Benjamin Whitrow

Ned Dempsey ... Bryan Dick

Harley ... David Schofield

Abigail ... Christina Cole

Queen Anne ... Jemma Redgrave

Anne Baldwin ... Claire Rushbrook

Defoe ... Sam Dale

Aunt Maude ... Stella McCusker

Opera Singer ... David Revels

Other parts played by: Seainin Brennan, Niall Cusack, Paul Kennedy, Marty Maguire and Charlie Niblock-Hamill.

. Ned finds a clue which leads him to the haunt of the Hum Drum Club.

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2Dickens in London, Boz20120207

. The young Charles Dickens is working as a parliamentary reporter, but longs to be a writer

2Dickens in London, Boz20120207

by Michael Eaton

The strange Young Gentleman is now working for The Morning Chronicle, and has established himself as the swiftest and best-dressed Parliamentary Reporter, earning a decent salary of five guineas a week, taking down shorthand reports of debates in the House. But he has ambitions to write his own stories. Based on 'Thoughts About People' (1835), 'A Dinner at Poplar Walk' from The Monthly Magazine (1833), 'Sketches By Boz' in general and 'A Parliamentary Sketch' (1836).

Cast

Young Gentleman / Boz ..... Samuel Barnett

Manager / Conductor ..... Brian Bowles

Augustus Minns ..... Nyasha Hatendi

Alexander ..... Bertie Gilbert

Cousin ..... Jane Whittenshaw

Clerk ..... Iain Batchelor

Husband... Stuart Mcloughlin

Landlady .... Sally Orrock

Member / Waiter ..... Jude Akuwudike

Confectioner ..... Sean Baker

Passenger ..... Alex Tregear

Apprentices... Adeel Akhtar, Henry Devas

Drunken Woman ..... Claire Harry

Music by Neil Brand

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

. The young Charles Dickens is working as a parliamentary reporter, but longs to be a writer

2Disconnected20111018

. Following the death of his son, Ray finds himself caught in a web of legal difficulties.

2Disconnected20111018

By Richard Monks

2 of 5.

Following the death of his son, Ray finds himself caught in a web of legal difficulties as he fights for the right to see his beloved granddaughter.

Ray.....Paul Copley

Rachel.....Julia Ford

Ellie.....Grace Clarke

Annie.....Paula Wilcox

Alex.....Simon Bubb

Howard.....James Lailey

Craig.....Carl Prekopp

Judith/Mourner.....Elaine Claxton

Judge.....Jane Whittenshaw

Solicitor.....Alun Raglan.

. Following the death of his son, Ray finds himself caught in a web of legal difficulties.

2Dusty Answer20100831

. An unexpected telegram arrives form Julia's mother in Paris.

2Dusty Answer20100831

Rosamund Lehmann's first novel Dusty Answer records the education of Judith Earle, the only child of an academic father and socialite mother. Judith grew up in the seclusion of a large riverside house in the Thames Valley. The house next door is occupied from time to time by the Fyfe family whose children - cousins Charlie, Roddy, Julian and Martin drift in and out of her life.

Part Two. Judith realises the Fyfe cousins have returned to the house next door during a midnight swim in the river which joins both gardens . After days spent dancing, playing the piano and getting to know her neighbours again an unexpected telegram arrives form her mother in Paris.

DUSTY ANSWER by Rosamund Lehmann dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw

Narrator ..... Julia Hills

Judith ..... Rosina Carbone

Roddy ..... Brodie Ross

Martin ..... Oliver Gomm

Julian ..... Tom Ferguson

Tony ..... Jack Farthing

Mamma ..... Melissa Jane Sinden

Directed by Susan Roberts.

. An unexpected telegram arrives form Julia's mother in Paris.

2Ethan Frome20120117

. Zeena goes away to visit a Doctor, and Ethan and Mattie are left alone together.

2Ethan Frome20120117

by Edith Wharton

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Zeena goes away to visit a Doctor and Ethan and

Mattie are left alone together for the first time.

Ethan Frome ..... Dominic Mafham

Mattie ..... Jessica Raine

Zeena ..... Laurel Lefkow

Andrew Hale ..... Paul Moriarty

Edith Wharton ..... Fenella Woolgar

Directed by Sally Avens

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love withMattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in an accompanying play 'The Jinx Element' that transmits on Saturday 21st January and explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.

. Zeena goes away to visit a Doctor, and Ethan and Mattie are left alone together.

2Falco: Poseidons Gold20090519
2Far Pavilions

2Far Pavilions20110201

. Living in Hawa Mahal palace, Ashok finds his life is threatened.

2Far Pavilions20110201

M M Kaye's epic of love and war, dramatised by Rukhsana Ahmad. Living in the Hawa Mahal palace, Ashok befriends the young princess Anjuli. However, he finds his life is threatened when he becomes embroiled in dark court intrigues.

Sita / Narrator ..... Vineeta Rishi

Biju Ram ..... Inam Mirza

K-Daad ..... Sam Dastor

Ashok (child) ..... Joseph Samrai

Anjuli (child) ..... Nishi Malde

Hira Lal ..... Sagar Arya

Lalji ..... Nazim Khan

Shankar ..... Adeel Akhtar

Directed by Marc Beeby and Jessica Dromgoole.

. Living in Hawa Mahal palace, Ashok finds his life is threatened.

2Five Wedding Dresses, The Rescue20090818
2Giant Ladies That Changed the World20110913

. Little Dorrit meets the famous spearhead of the suffragettes Mrs Pankhurst.

2Giant Ladies That Changed the World20110913

The award-winning National Theatre of Brent aka Desmond Olivier Dingle and Raymond Box present the entire epic struggle of the Suffragettes or the Giant Ladies as they was also known. In other words the fight for ladies to have the vote so they can vote like we do today.

This is their historic story. Told over a single week in five hard-hitting and historically researched historic episodes.

Little Dorrit meets the famous spearhead of the suffragettes Mrs Pankhurst and her daughters and joins their march on Parliament.

Giant Ladies That Changed The World is written and performed by the National Theatre of Brent, who are Patrick Barlow and John Ramm.

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Little Dorrit meets the famous spearhead of the suffragettes Mrs Pankhurst.

2Heartburn20090224
2HighLites20120214

. Bev takes her struggle to the council and tries to rekindle the affections of an old flame

2HighLites20120214

by Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding.

2/5 Bev takes her struggle for solvency to the council, and tries to rekindle the affections of an old flame.

Cast

Bev ..... Lorraine Ashbourne

Shirley ..... Rosie Cavaliero

John ..... Carl Prekopp

Henry ..... Gerard McDermott

Alice ..... Marlene Sidaway

Melvin ..... Adam Billington

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

. Bev takes her struggle to the council and tries to rekindle the affections of an old flame

2How Does That Make You Feel? - Series 220111122

In this the 2nd series of How Does that Make you Feel we revisit a group of people, who share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives. As therapists go, Martha is reasonably compassionate, but deep down she's losing patience. It seems all her clients want to be something they are not, and it's driving them and her, out of their minds?

There's Richard Fallon MP, (Roger Allam) who's convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and a wife who lost all patience with him 20 years ago.

Caroline, (Rebecca Saire) who thinks her child's a genius with an IQ way off the scale. She is worried that instead of following the path of celebrity, her daughter may go on to study mere physics thereby consigning her and more importantly Caroline to a life of unbearable ordinariness.

There's Philip, who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel - but who's new girlfriend is 30 years his junior and clearly on the make.

And Howard, (Tim McInnerny) a chef who's son, Aaron, (Adam Billington) though 33 is still trying to get a band off the ground, whilst looming resentfully over their lives, upstairs in the back bedroom.

It's painfully funny but it doesn't look as though it will end well for any of them.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (the life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and wrote 2 episodes of the mini-series Downtown Abbey ITV.

Cast:

Roger - Roger Allam

Caroline - Rebecca Saire

Philip / Howard - Tim McInnerny

Martha- Frances Tomelty

Aaron - Adam Billington

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

. Howard's 33 year old, stay-at-home son Aaron, tells his side of the story.

2How Does That Make You Feel? (Ordinary's Not Enough), Caroline20100202
2Hysteria

2Hysteria20100921

HYSTERIA by Steve Chambers

Denise is frantic because husband Phil has been at the police station all night.

Denise .... Christine Kavanagh

Phil .... Michael Hodgson

Kath .... Celia Hewitt

Sheree .... Colleen Prendergast

Jimmy .... Sean Baker

John .... Jude Akuwudike

Nurse .... Sally Orrock

Policemen .... Michael Shelford & Tony Bell

Director: David Hunter.

. Denise is frantic because husband Phil has been at the police station all night.

2Imaginary Friends20110712

. Young sociologist Roger makes contact with the small cult known as the Truth Seekers.

2Imaginary Friends20110712

By Alison Lurie. Dramatised by Melissa Murray

2/10

Young sociologist Roger Zimmern has made contact with the small cult known as the Truth Seekers. But are they crazy enough for a ground breaking sociological study?

Roger ... Jonathan Forbes

McCann ... Nathan Osgood

Elsie ... Barbara Barnes

Verena ... Alex Tregear

Sissy ... Susie Riddell

Bill ... Peter Polycarpou

Mrs Munger ... Jane Whittenshaw

Directed by Marc Beeby.

. Young sociologist Roger makes contact with the small cult known as the Truth Seekers.

2Incredible Women20110517

. Rebecca Front and brother Jeremy explore the genius of artist Lauren Bone.

2Incredible Women20110517

Rebecca Front (The Thick of It, Nighty Night, The Day Today) stars in this series about five extraordinary and unforgettable characters in Incredible Women.

In each programme less-than-intrepid interviewer Jeremy spends one night in the home of each of his interviewees. On their territory, he asks about their personal histories, plus we discover some very odd things about the way they live their daily lives.

In this episode he interviews Lauren Bone, a contemporary artist who has hit the headlines with her slogan art on great buildings. Over the course of the 15 minute programme we discover, very much through art critic Waldemar Januszczak, something unexpected about her. It was Waldemar who first noticed her as a student and recognised she had a real and original - though much less trendy - talent for painting beautiful tiny animal and nature portraits.

But what happens when a raw talent is waylaid by a Svengali-type person - in Lauren's case, her partner Dagmar who persuaded her to grab the headlines with her graffiti projects?

. Rebecca Front and brother Jeremy explore the genius of artist Lauren Bone.

2Journey to Starlight Mountain20111115

. Moving, funny and truthful story about how love really can be stronger than death.

2Journey to Starlight Mountain20111115

by Sarah Daniels.

Mia is in trouble at school.

Prepare to laugh and cry with one of the highlights of the BBC Children in Need appeal this week. The charity has collaborated with BBC Radio Four to produce this truly heart-warming new drama by acclaimed writer Sarah Daniels and all-star cast.

The story is inspired by one of the projects funded by BBC Children in Need, the Siblings Project at Bluebell Wood Hospice for Children near Sheffield, which supports the siblings of children with life-limiting conditions.

An extraordinarily moving, funny and truthful story from Sarah Daniels about how love really can be stronger than death.

Cast

Mia Parker...Sydney Wade

Emma Parker...Nicola Miles-Wildin

Lucy Hawkins...Gaynor Faye

Mercedes...Martha Godber

Steve Parker...John Godber

Jules Parker...Amy Beth Hayes

Mr Golden...James Weaver

Writer...Sarah Daniels

Music composed and performed by Lawrence Williams

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery

If you're inspired by the work that Children in Need does and would like to donate, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/donate/.

. Moving, funny and truthful story about how love really can be stronger than death.

2Kiss Kiss, Parson's Pleasure

2Kiss Kiss, Parson's Pleasure20110412

. Charles Dance narrates a dark comic tale by the master of the bizarre. With Ronald Pickup.

2Kiss Kiss, Parson's Pleasure20110412

Charles Dance leads the cast as the urbane Storyteller in dramatisations of five classic tales by Roald Dahl, taken from the anthology, Kiss, Kiss. Bizarre and amusing by turns, these black comedies are justly famous for their surprise endings.

The stories show Dahl at the height of his powers as a writer of adult fiction, and are characterized by their deliciously cynical view of human nature and the relish with which they punish the charlatans, bullies and schemers who inhabit their world.

In Parson's Pleasure we meet Cyril Boggis (Ronald Pickup), an unscrupulous antiques dealer, who charms his way into people's homes disguised as a simple parson, hoping to pick up neglected treasures for a song. One bright, Sunday afternoon however, all does not go according to plan when, in the home of farmer Rummins, he discovers a priceless Chippendale commode...

Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan

Cast:

Storyteller....Charles Dance

Cyril Boggis....Ronald Pickup

Rummins...David Ryall

Claud......John Baddeley

Lady Harcourt..Lucie Fitchett

Producer/Director: David Blount

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Charles Dance narrates a dark comic tale by the master of the bizarre. With Ronald Pickup.

2Ladies of Letters Crunch Credit20090505
2Ladies of Letters Go Crackers

2Ladies of Letters Go Crackers20101228

. Irene holds back on her grievances with Vera when Vera's daughter Karen has a health scare

2Ladies of Letters Go Crackers20101228

Prunella Scales and Anne Reid star in this fractious festive 11th series of the Radio 4 comedy favourite Ladies of Letters. By Carole Hayman & Lou Wakefield.

Irene has to hold back on her grievances with Vera's selfishness when Vera's daughter Karen has a serious health scare.

Vera ..... Anne Reid

Irene ..... Prunella Scales

Directed by Liz Webb.

. Irene holds back on her grievances with Vera when Vera's daughter Karen has a health scare

2Lady Audley's Secret20090421
2Leaving Normal20100608
2Legacy: Blood in the Mountains20110705

. Rachel and Dan's search for an heir focuses on Henry's father's cousin Eric.

2Legacy: Blood in the Mountains20110705

When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune. Their quest leads them to uncover a broken family with a terrible secret.

Henry Gaunt died leaving a sizeable estate but no Will. Dan and Rachel have discovered that Henry's father George died fighting in the Spanish Civil War and that his cousin Eric joined the International Brigades with him. If Eric is still alive he might be the rightful heir.

DAN.....William Ash

RACHEL.....Claire Keelan

YOUNG ERIC.....Tom Hughes

GEORGE.....Stephen Hoyle

CORPORAL REEVES.....Russell Richardson

ERIC.....Russell Dixon

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

. Rachel and Dan's search for an heir focuses on Henry's father's cousin Eric.

2Legacy: High Green Walls20111213

. Dan and Rachel visit Susan Pellier's studio, where they make a surprising discovery.

2Legacy: High Green Walls20111213

Cath Staincliffe's drama series returns with High Green Walls. When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune.

Dan and Rachel have discovered that Susan had a twin sister Barbara who may be the rightful heir if she is still alive. Susan was a significant artist in the US in the 1960's, her most famous paintings known as High Green Walls were destroyed but Dan and Rachel guess her estate might still be worth a substantial amount and take a chance by visiting her studio in a remote area of upstate New York where they make a surprising discovery.

DAN.....William Ash

RACHEL.....Claire Keelan

MR WHITE.....Malcolm Raeburn

SUSAN.....Ellie Meigan Rose

MR CARLSON.....Jonathan Keeble

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

. Dan and Rachel visit Susan Pellier's studio, where they make a surprising discovery.

2Liam, Mutual Trust20090915
2Mrs Tolstoy, A Simple Life20100810

. Leo invites an aristocratic Christian disciple to stay. Is Sofya right not to trust him?

2Mrs Tolstoy, A Simple Life20100810

By Stephen Wakelam.

A Simple Life: Sofya Tolstoy is pregnant again. Leo invites an aristocratic Christian disciple to stay. Is Sofya right not to trust him?

In his fifties the great writer Leo Tolstoy has a spiritual crisis and converts to Christianity. He stops sleeping with his wife. They have ten children. Taking the vows of poverty and chastity literally Tolstoy wants to give everything away but Sofya has a large family to feed. This is the woman who transcribed 'War and Peace' six times and who fights off rivals on daily basis for a place at his side. For forty eight years, the Tolstoys tormented each other with love and hate. Ian McDiarmid and Haydn Gwynne star in this portrait of a tempestuous marriage.

Sofya Tolstoy ... Haydn Gwynne

Leo Tolstoy ... Ian McDiarmid

Chertkov ... Paul Ritter

Tanya Tolstoy ... Vineeta Rishi

Directed by Claire Grove.

. Leo invites an aristocratic Christian disciple to stay. Is Sofya right not to trust him?

2My Mad Grandad20091229
2Old Peter's Russian Tales, Fish Tales20081223

. An old fisherman's kindness to a golden fish is repaid almost endlessly.

2Once More with Feeling20110531

. As the family band hits the road, Les meets an old flame.

2Once More with Feeling20110531

By Kieran Prendiville. A comedy drama set in the no-prisoners world of northern social clubs.

Its protagonist is Les Bone, a plumber who once came within sniffing distance of the big time when his band Nuclear Dump went mega.....without him.

And now, twenty five years down the line, still unlucky in love, single-parent Les has been tossed a second chance. His kids have a boyband (even if one of them is a girl) and they're a boy short for an upcoming tour of south Yorkshire, one of the hardest enclaves in clubland.

As the family band hits the road, Les meets an old flame and receives devastating news about daughter Sheila.

Cast:

Les ..... Paul Copley

Sheila ...... Belinda Everett

Elaine ...... Blue Merrick

Denny ...... Christian Rodska

Chris ...... Harry Hepple

Alan/Scotch Billy ..... Rob Hudson

Kevin ..... Brogan West

Troy ..... James Baxter

Kimberly/Nurse ..... Joan Walker

Compere ..... Kieran Prendiville

Producer/Director: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

. As the family band hits the road, Les meets an old flame.

2Our Mutual Friend20091110
2Out of Africa, The Tapestry20110426

. Karen is settling into life on the farm but Bror, her husband, has very different ideas.

2Out of Africa, The Tapestry20110426

By Karen Blixen.

Dramatised by Judith Adams

Episode 2 : The Tapestry.

Soon after Karen Blixen relocates to East Africa, she finds herself alone in a foreign land with the enormous responsibility of trying to operate a successful coffee plantation. In order to accomplish this, she must get to know the land and the East Africans who work for and with her. In the process, she learns more about herself.

Karen is settling into life on the farm but Bror, her husband, has very different ideas. And there is also Lulu to contend with.

Karen Blixen ..... Emma Fielding

Kamante .... Beru Tessema

Farah ..... Maynard Eziashi

Bror ..... Sam Dale

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

. Karen is settling into life on the farm but Bror, her husband, has very different ideas.

2Paradise Place

2Paradise Place20101123

. Teenager Jaz has set her heart on a pair of boots.

2Paradise Place20101123

Inspired by Woman's Hour listeners' stories and experiences, Amanda Whittington's five linked plays are set in a house in Bristol where landlady Ella and her tenants each have their secret hopes and desires. In the second episode, teenager Jaz has set her heart on an expensive pair of boots. But her mother Sarah isn't impressed, and when Ella intervenes to save Jaz from an irate shop assistant, Jaz discovers that Ella offers a more sympathetic ear. Meanwhile, Ella's not sure where her romance with old flame Jules is heading.

Ella: Katharine Rogers

Sarah: Lucy Black

Jaz: Nicola Miles-Wildin

Jules: Robert Gwilym

Nic: Saikat Ahamed

Director: Sara Davies.

. Teenager Jaz has set her heart on a pair of boots.

2Picnic at Hanging Rock

2Picnic at Hanging Rock20100914

The remainder of the party, distraught and tired, return to the school to be greeted with displeasure by Mrs Appleyard, the stern headmistress.

The next day Constable Bumpher questions Edith, the only girl to return from the rock and Michael, a young Englishman, holidaying with his aunt and uncle and his coachman.

Michael has become besotted with Miranda who he saw cross the creek along with the other girls on their way up to the rock.

Narrator ..... Penny Downie

Mrs Appleyard ..... Fenella Woolgar

Mademoiselle ..... Elizabeth Boag

Mr Hussey/Constable Bumpher ..... Simon Burke

Sara ..... Celeste Wong

Edith ..... Andi Snelling

Michael ..... Nicholas Banks

Albert ..... David Palliser

Sound design: Eloise Whitmore

Original music: Jon Rose

Script editor: Helen Meller

March of the Men of Harlech played by Amanda Dalton.

Participation from Year 12 students of Springwood High, New South Wales.

Producer/Director: Polly Thomas

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

. The party return from the rock to a barrage of questions from headmistress Mrs Appleyard.

2Possession20111220

. Roland asks Maud Bailey for help in his quest to unravel the mystery behind the letters.

2Possession20111220

Roland Michell, an academic research assistant, is completing some work in the London Library, when he comes across two unfinished letters written by the Victorian Poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Theses letters have obviously not been found by anyone else and they are not to his wife but to an unknown woman. Roland, whose entire academic life has been devoted to studying Ash, decides, recklessly to pocket the letters and try to determine exactly who they were written to.

This is the beginning of a quest that will change literary history and with the help of a feminist literary scholar Maud Bailey, they are determined to find out the truth behind these letters. Certain other characters hear about the letters and are eager to get their hands on them for their own financial gain and will do so, by any means necessary, and so the chase begins.

Written by A S Byatt. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Cast:

Maud ...... Jemma Redgrave

Roland ...... Harry Hadden-Paton

Ash ....... James d'arcy

Lamotte ..... Rachael Stirling

Blackadder ..... Bill Paterson

Cropper ..... Matthew Marsh

George ...... Kenneth Cranham

Joan ....... Joanna David

Beatrice Nest ...... Stella Gonet

Euan ...... Nicholas Boulton

Fergus ...... Jonjo O'Neil

Hildebrand ..... Robert Portal

Val ...... Laura Pyper

Leonora .... Lorelei King

Raoul/Toby Byng .... Sam Dale

Mrs Wapshott/Mrs Cammish/Mrs lees ..... Jane Whittenshaw

Beth/PA/Mrs Judge/Librarian ...... Rachel Atkins

Girl ...... Sylvie Goodwin

Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

. Roland asks Maud Bailey for help in his quest to unravel the mystery behind the letters.

2Reading Between the Lines20090210
2Resistance of Mrs Brown20120221

. In the corridors of Whitehall, Mrs Brown must turn from tea lady to spy.

2Resistance of Mrs Brown20120221

by Ed Harris

Amanda Root stars in a stirring wartime thriller with a difference.

After the British defeat at Dunkirk, and the death of her husband, Mrs Brown has found herself pushing a tea trolley for the new Nazi Military Administration in London.

Determined to survive, she makes sure she is unremarkable. But when she's contacted by the Resistance, can she keep her resolution?

2/5 In the corridors of Whitehall, Mrs Brown must turn from tea lady to spy.

Joan Brown ..... Amanda Root

Maisie Brown..... Ellie Kendrick

Mrs Crace ..... Adjoa Andoh

Miss Fry ..... Marlene Sidaway

Oberst Vitte ..... Simon Wilson

Gwen Evans ..... Tracy Wiles

Sturmbannfuhrer Smith ..... James Lailey

Mr Thomas ..... Paul Moriarty

Wode ..... Simon Bubb

Molly ..... Francine Chamberlain

Hans ..... Mark Edel-Hunt

Translations by Johannes Mirbach and Miguel Frank

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

. In the corridors of Whitehall, Mrs Brown must turn from tea lady to spy.

2Restless20090407
2Ruthless20120110

. Ruth and the PAs come under the scrutiny of the visiting consultants.

2Ruthless20120110

A light-hearted look at the world of Personal Assistants and office intrigue from the creator of Channel 4's Teachers, Tim Loane.

Ruth Brown arrives for her first day at a busy management consultancy and is thrown into a world of corporate jargon and menial and mind numbing tasks, all topped off with an unhealthy dollop of executive stress and a smidgen of scandal!

Hired to urgently plug a gap, Ruth is thrust into the life of a corporate PA alongside co-workers Tanya, Michelle and Beatrice. The real beating heart of the company, the PAs attend to the whims of the company CEO Oliver Carlton and keep the corporate plates spinning. However, with the consultancy undergoing an 'efficiency' assessment due to its record levels of stress-related illness, the atmosphere is anything but relaxed. Trying to settle in to her first week as a PA on the 'top floor', Ruth's interest is also piqued by the conflicting stories surrounding the fate of her predecessor Ingrid. What is the secret her colleagues are so keen to keep hidden?

As she begins uncovers a web of secrets, and scandal and as the stress levels rise, can Ruth learn to play her co-workers at their own game, and win?

With Olivia Hallinan as Ruth, the cast includes Joe Armstrong, Charles Edwards, Claire Rushbrook, Olivia Poulet, Gillian Kearney, Miche Doherty and Seainin Breannan.

A writer, director and actor, Tim Loane's screenwriting credits include the comedy films Out of The Deep Pan (BBC), Reversals (ITV) and he was creator and lead writer of the Bafta-nominated Teachers for Channel 4. He wrote the four-part conspiracy thriller Proof 2 (RTE), the three-part family drama serial Little Devil (ITV) and the 2009 updating of 80's television classic Minder (Channel 5). A co-founder of Northern Ireland's Tinderbox Theatre Company, his stage plays include Caught Red Handed and To Be Sure while he also directed the 1997 Oscar nominated short film Dance Lexie Dance. For radio he was written the inner-city thriller The Tunnel and the post-ceasefire ensemble comedy I can see clearly.

. Ruth and the PAs come under the scrutiny of the visiting consultants.

2Sacred Hearts, Songbird20090630
2Sarah Siddons: Life in Five Sittings20100413
2Sarah Siddons: Life in Five Sittings20100413

. By David Pownall. The story of the relationship between Sarah Siddons and Tom Lawrence.

2Scumdog Millionaires20091215
2Second Honeymoon20110927

. Edie is to play the lead part in Ghosts, but will that help to ease her sense of loss?

2Second Honeymoon20110927

SECOND HONEYMOON

By Joanna Trollope

Dramatised in five episodes by Rachel Joyce

Episode Two - Lodgers

Edie is to play the lead part in 'Ghosts' but will that help to ease the sense of loss she's feeling?

Edie....................Christine Kavanagh

Russell................Sam Dale

Vivien...................Liza Sadovy

Rosa....................Alex Tregear

Matt.....................Jonathan Forbes

Lazlo....................Carl Prekopp

Directed by Tracey Neale

STORY

"Edie put her hand out, took a breath and slowly, slowly pushed open his bedroom door. The room inside looked as if he had never left it" - a mum tries to come to terms with her empty nest but a husband can only think about the second honeymoon that can now begin ...

Joanna Trollope's most heartfelt and enthralling novel has been dramatised into five episodes for Woman's Hour by Rachel Joyce. SECOND HONEYMOON explores what happens when the empty nest is suddenly full again.

Ben is leaving home to move in with his girlfriend. At twenty-two he's the youngest of the family and the last to leave. His mother, Edie, an actress, is distraught. She has defined her life as the necessary cog in her family's lives and suddenly she feels unnecessary and unimportant. Her husband, Russell, an agent, is glad to be freed of daily parental roles and is looking forward to having Edie to himself. Then Edie lands the unexpected lead role in 'Ghosts' by Ibsen and it is then the children begin to make noises about coming home again. Their other son, Matt, is struggling in a relationship in which he achieves and earns less than his girlfriend. His sister, Rosa, is wrestling with debt and the end of a turbulent love affair. Rosa is the first of the Boyd children to think she may have to move back in with her parents - just until she can make ends meet again. Russell is determined to fend her off but things don't quite go according to plan.

This is the empty nest, twenty-first-century style. Grown children going and then wanting to come back again but at a time when their parents should be getting ready for their second honeymoon. The story of two generations struggling with love, careers and parenthood makes for a riveting and funny family drama for Woman's Hour.

THE WRITER

Joanna Trollope, the author of eagerly awaited novels, often centred around the domestic nuances and dilemmas of present-day life, has also written a number of historical novels and 'Britannia's Daughters', a study of women in the British Empire. In 1988 she wrote her first contemporary novel, 'The Choir' and this was followed by a number of hugely successful novels including: 'The Rector's Wife', 'Other People's Children', 'Brother and Sister' and 'Daughters in Law'.

THE DRAMATIST

Rachel Joyce has many radio credits to her name. Her most recent dramatisations for Radio 4 include - 'The Professor', 'The Portrait of a Lady' and 'Villette'. At present she is working on a dramatisation of 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

. Edie is to play the lead part in Ghosts, but will that help to ease her sense of loss?

2Seeing is Believing20090317
2Sherbet Dolls20110419

. Stacey takes Olivia on a shopping spree to prepare for the formal wear round.

2Sherbet Dolls20110419

Sherbet Dolls 2/5

by Karen Brown

An entertaining drama serial exploring the magnetism and expanding phenomena of children's beauty pageants.

When Stacey discovers other childrens clothes are custom made or designer labels she secretly

takes her daughter out on a shopping spree in preparation for the first category of formal wear.

Cast

Stacey ...... Naomi Radcliffe

Tony ...... John Thomson

Olivia ...... Shannon Flynn

Jin Lin ..... Shamae Griffin

Lift announcer ..... Melissa Jane Sinden

Pageant Compere ..... Ruth Piggott

Judy ...... Kathryn Hunt

John ..... Seamus O'Neill

Alicia ..... Emma Garrett

Director ..... Pauline Harris

Further Info.

The mother Stacey is desperate to break away from the working

class small lancashire town they've all grown up in. In her view, fame holds the key to a sparkling future for the whole family. Tony, the husband and father would rather not take part at all and hopes the plastic tiara and sash are worth all the trouble. In contrast to their world Olivia is trying to finish her school project which involves e-mailing her Chinese pen pal Jin Lee; the Puyang Number 1 Middle School in China has been

twinned with Olivia's school in Lancashire, and they're exchanging e-mails over the weekend. Two children from different cultures both taking part in very different competitions.

. Stacey takes Olivia on a shopping spree to prepare for the formal wear round.

2Singleparentpals.com, Getting Back on the Horse20091103
2Six Suspects20100105
2Snobs20081202

. Lady Uckfield is not impressed by news of Edith and Charles's romance.

2So Much For That

2So Much For That20101026

. A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel. How much money is a life worth?

2So Much For That20101026

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar. But just as Shep is about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis reveals that she has cancer. In today's episode, the couple begin to face up to realities of Glynis' diagnosis and the frustrations of the American healthcare system.

Narrator ..... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep ..... Henry Goodman

Glynis ..... Debora Weston

Carol ..... Elizabeth McGovern

Jackson ..... Stuart Milligan

Flicka ..... Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe ..... Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin. Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End. Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago. Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth McGovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey. Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

. A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel. How much money is a life worth?

2Soloparentpals.com, Dating For Beginners20100824

. After a year, Rosie and Tom haven't met in the flesh but still talk via the website.

2Soloparentpals.com, Dating For Beginners20100824

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

Episode 2. Dating For Beginners.

After a year cyberpals Rosie and Tom still haven't met in the flesh. Tom's revelation that he is "seeing" Siobhan spurs Rosie into the dating game.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Barb - Alison Pettitt

Bazz - Sam Dale

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago. He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website. Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry. And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory. Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

MAXINE PEAKE's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN. Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

. After a year, Rosie and Tom haven't met in the flesh but still talk via the website.

2Soloparentpals.com: Series 3, Wedding20111025

. Rosie is worried that Tom doesn't want her at his ex-wife's wedding.

2Soloparentpals.com: Series 3, Wedding20111025

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 2. Wedding.

After a disastrous and decidedly unromantic weekend away Rosie is worried that Tom doesn't want her at his ex-wife's wedding.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Gill - Jane Whittenshaw

Barb - Adjoa Andoh

Waiter - James Lailey

Director: David Hunter.

. Rosie is worried that Tom doesn't want her at his ex-wife's wedding.

2Someone Like You, Skin20091222
2The Art of Deception20090623
2The Art of Deception, series 2

2The Art of Deception, series 220101221

. By Philip Palmer. Jessica nears the end of her search for Ballantyne.

2The Art of Deception, series 220101221

by Philip Palmer

Jessica nears the end of her search for the supposedly dead art forger Daniel Ballantyne.

Daniel Ballantyne ..... David Schofield

Jessica Brown ..... Hattie Morahan

Stefan Hunt ..... Stephen Greif

Lisa ..... Pandora Colin

Other parts played by Kenneth Collard, Jude Akuwudike and Sally Orrock.

Directed by Toby Swift

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

The return of Daniel Ballantyne: monster and angel, thief and fraud...and genius. He is about to face the challenge of his life. Philip Palmer's compelling serial returns to the Woman's Hour drama.

Daniel Ballantyne is one of the greatest and most successful forgers of all time. He is a rich man. And he is dead.

His 'death', however, is just another forgery - he paid a body double who was dying of cancer to impersonate him. Now, Ballantyne has nothing to fear. He has everything he needs to enjoy a contented and quiet retirement.

But instead, Ballantyne goes out of his way to make enemies. And he does this because he loves the danger. That's his first fatal flaw.

But he has a nemesis. Art expert Jessica Brown - who after writing her book on him knows Ballantyne better than anyone alive - is on his trail.

Ex-copper Andrew Jarrold, released from prison, has intimidated Jessica into finding Ballantyne.

But when Jessica does find Ballantyne, everything changes. For he has a second fatal flaw: Jessica. He duped her once, but only just; and he has come to respect her as an equal. She is the only person in the world he truly cares for.

And together - they are terrifying.

Philip Palmer is an experienced radio dramatist. He also writes for television and his third sci-fi novel, Version 43, was published in October.

. By Philip Palmer. Jessica nears the end of her search for Ballantyne.

2The Beacon, Taking Flight20100323
2The Beginning of Spring

2The Beginning of Spring20100928

Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of an English family in Moscow, adapted by Penny Leicester. The winter of 1913 finds Frank Reid, owner of a printing company, abandoned by his wife. Frank Reid is not being helped by his accountant, Selwyn.

Narrator: Clare Higgins; Frank: Richard McCabe; Selwyn: David Bamber; Nellie: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse; Dolly: Charlotte Ellis. Other parts played by Sonia Ritter, Rachel Atkins, Samuel Barnet, Richard Bremmer and David Collins. Producer: Tim Dee.

. The winter of 1913 finds Frank Reid, owner of a printing company, abandoned by his wife.

2The Cloths Of Heaven20100316
2The Cloths Of Heaven20100316

. Daniel tries again to approach Rachel, but she still refuses to acknowledge him.

2The Core20110906

. Carly has won a place at Oxford University. She gets called to her headmistress's office.

2The Core20110906

By Mike Bartlett. Carly is eighteen and she has won a place at Oxford University. She gets called to her headmistress's office to discuss her future, and it's not what she expects.

Sarah...Juliet Stevenson

Carly... Alex Tregear

Director Claire Grove.

. Carly has won a place at Oxford University. She gets called to her headmistress's office.

2The Dead Hour20091020
2The Death of Grass20090303
2The Donor Trail, Clare20100511
2The Donor Trail, Clare20100511

. Clare has limited time to get a heart from donor to recipient. Failure isn't an option.

2The Gap20110524

. After a warm welcome in Ghana, Heather gets into trouble after sending a humorous email.

2The Gap20110524

A drama about an Edinburgh family breaking up during their daughter's gap year

by Colin Douglas.

Heather's left school with flying colours. She's off to Ghana for a gap year and then to Oxford. Her brother Fraser is going into second year at Cambridge studying medicine. But just before Heather leaves home her parents, James, a surgeon, and Pippa, a professor of economics have some shocking news - they're splitting up. Suddenly everything's changing for Heather.

After receiving a warm welcome in Ghana, Heather finds herself in trouble after sending a humorous email.

Cast:

Heather...............................................Kirsty McKay

James.................................................Paul Young

Pippa..................................................Isabella Jarrett

Fraser.................................................Keith McLeish

Janice.................................................Lesley Mackie

Dawn..................................................Lucy Paterson

Hector................................................Alasdair McCrone

Directed by David Ian Neville

Colin Douglas is an award-winning radio & TV writer and novelist with a distinctive voice. His plays for Radio 4 have included: The Life Class; Dress Up And Sing; Moving On & Taking The Waters (all written with Harry Quinn); and Better To Break Your Neck; Today We'll Finish Keats; Smart Boy Wanted; and the series, Safe In Our Hands. He's the author of nine novels including, The Houseman's Tale which he also dramatised as a series for BBC TV.

. After a warm welcome in Ghana, Heather gets into trouble after sending a humorous email.

2The Girl at the Lion D'Or20090512
2The Help20090721
2The Man in the Wooden Hat20090922
2The Paris Wife, A First Anniversary

2The Paris Wife, A First Anniversary20110315

. Paula McLain's fictional memoir told by Hadley, Ernest Hemingway's first wife.

2The Paris Wife, A First Anniversary20110315

2/5 Paula McLain's memoir of Paris in the 1920s is narrated by Hadley, Ernest Hemingway's first wife. As the couple settle down in Paris, and Ernest spends more and more time writing in the room he has rented not far away from their apartment, Hadley tries not to resent the time she spends on her own. She's promised him she'll never stand in the way of his work, but when he's asked to go to Turkey to report on the war there she begs him not to go, although she knows she'll make him angry. Her attempt to make amends ends in utter disaster.

Adapted by Sheila Yeger. Directed by Sara Davies

Hadley: Laurel Lefkow

Hemingway: Julian Ovenden

Ezra Pound: Martin Reeve

Gertrude Stein: Kim Hicks

Scott Fitzgerald: Gerard Cooke

Zelda Fitzgerald: Susannah Hampton

Pauline Pfeifer: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse.

. Paula McLain's fictional memoir told by Hadley, Ernest Hemingway's first wife.

2The Pillow Book, series 2 - Fire20090609
2The Pillow Book, series 3

2The Pillow Book, series 320101116

. A fan, belonging to one of the court ladies, is found in the dead man's room.

2The Pillow Book, series 320101116

Set in 10th century Japan, this is the third thriller inspired by the diaries of Sei Shonagon.

Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return to investigate a murder in the Palace of the Sun Goddess. A favourite of the Emperor is found drowned in a pool in the Palace Gardens. But, before Yukinari can investigate, the body is given a ceremonial burial and all trace of the crime washed away by the spring rains.

A fan, belonging to one of the court ladies, is found in the dead man's room. Lady Shonagon is shocked to see Yukinari throw all courtesy aside in his ruthless pursuit of the truth.

By Robert Forrest.

Shonagon - Ruth Gemmell

Yukinari - Mark Bazeley

Gisaku - Robin Laing

Saisho - Vicki Liddelle.

. A fan, belonging to one of the court ladies, is found in the dead man's room.

2The Pillow Book, series 420111101

. Lady Shonagon is confronted with a world in which she is unknown and unrecognised.

2The Pillow Book, series 420111101

Robert Forrest's popular thriller, set in 10th century Japan. Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari are reunited in a new adventure.

The young Emperor has disappeared from the Palace into the wilds of Japan, to learn the ways of his people. Mischievous as ever, he has left behind him a challenge addressed to his champion, and favourite, Lieutenant Yukinari to find him. And, of course, Yukinari must be accompanied by his guide in the ways of palace life, the Lady Shonagon. The Emperor has made two conditions: that the couple travel unaccompanied and in disguise, dressed in peasant garb, a prospect that Lady Shonagon - a connoisseur of all the finer luxuries of life - finds both appalling and humiliating. Now on the road, Lady Shonagon is confronted with a world in which she is unknown and unrecognised. While the Emperor himself is delighting in his new life as anonymous wanderer.

Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

Written by Robert Forrest.

Shonagon...........Ruth Gemmell

Yukinari..............Cal Macaninch

Emperor.............Freddie Rayner

Kei....................Brian Ferguson

Dosser..............John Paul Hurley

Isuzu.................Meg Fraser

Directed by Lu Kemp.

. Lady Shonagon is confronted with a world in which she is unknown and unrecognised.

2The Power of Life and Death, A Pill For Everything

2The Power of Life and Death, A Pill For Everything20101005

When a number of distinguished members of government committees are found dead in suspicious circumstances, it falls to DCI Kate Duncan to discover what the connecting factor is.

A series of anonymous letters suggested that Dame Imelda Sharpe might have been murdered. An exhumation of the body revealed the presence of a prescription drug not mentioned in her medical records.

Mark Lawson's deftly plotted murder-mystery gets to grips with a major concern at the heart of our cash-strapped NHS: the post code lottery and exactly who is to be considered deserving of the most expensive life saving drugs on the market.

Kate Duncan-Haydn Gwynne

Lorenzo-Lloyd Thomas

Briggs-Chris McHallem

Hermione Sharp -Abigail McKern

Dame Imelda Sharp-Honor Blackman

Sue Wells-Abigail McGibbon

Dr Tom Cready-Nick Dunning

Dee Mortimer-Stella McCusker

Jeremy Vine-Himself

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

Written by Mark Lawson.

. A series of anonymous letters suggests that Dame Imelda Sharpe might have been murdered.

2The Private Patient20100525
2The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles20090714
2The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Series 2

2The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Series 220110329

. Wedding preparations are apace, but there are disappointing money issues.

2The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Series 220110329

Long The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles episode 2/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning drama series; an illuminating and striking exploration of the challenges and aspirations in the unique life of a young woman with learning disabilities. A series that's both tough and feel good.

Starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies; actors with learning disabilities.

Wedding preparations are developing but lack of finance cause a few disappointments.

Plus Darleen's friend in sheltered housing gets attacked.

Darleen ..... Donna Lavin

Jamie ..... Edmund Davies

Treena ..... Lorraine Ashbourne

Leonard ..... Steve Evats

Ben ..... Wyllie Longmore

Bob ...... Stephen Chapman

Vicar ...... Declan Wilson

PRODUCED/DIRECTED BY PAULINE HARRIS.

. Wedding preparations are apace, but there are disappointing money issues.

2The Quest20090825
2The Rabbit House, The Reunion Doll20100518
2The Shooting Party20100803

. Preparations take place for the shoot, below stairs and in the village.

2The Shooting Party20100803

by Isabel Colegate, dramatised by DJ Britton. Preparations for the shoot, below stairs and in the village.

Isabel Colegate ..... Olivia Colman

Sir Randolph Nettleby..... Sam Dale

Cornelius Cardew ..... Jude Akuwudike

Gamekeeper Glass ..... David Seddon

Ellen ..... Sally Orrock

Gilbert Hartlip ..... Sean Baker

John ..... Michael Shelford

Osbert ..... Joshua Swinney

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

. Preparations take place for the shoot, below stairs and in the village.

2The Song House20100706

An adaptation of Trezza Azzopardi's new novel - a compelling psychological thriller involving a young woman with a secret in her past. During a rainy summer, Maggie arrives for a job interview at a large house in the country. The house is empty apart from Kenneth, an elderly man, who wants a secretary to do an unusual live-in job. He wants someone to listen to his vast and eclectic music collection, then transcribe his impressions and memories connected to each piece of music. Kenneth is odd, isolated, perhaps on the edge of dementia. He wants to record what each piece of music means to him while he can still remember. But Maggie is mysterious too and she has some hidden plan in taking this job. Lonely and dependent, Kenneth has no inkling as yet of the real reason she's here.

Trezza Azzopardi's novels have been short-listed for numerous awards, including the Booker.

Cast:

MAGGIE.............KAY CURRAM

NARRATOR..........SHARON MORGAN

KENNETH...........JOHN CASTLE

ALISON............CAROLINE HARKER

WILLIAM............ MARK MEADOWS

RUSTY............ MARILYN LE CONTE

Adapted by Elizabeth Burke. Produced and Directed by: Kate McAll.

. Maggie begins work as Kenneth's live-in secretary, but he is unaware of her secret motive.

2The Tenant of Wildfell Hall20111129

. Questions are being asked about the past of Helen Graham, the new tenant.

2The Tenant of Wildfell Hall20111129

By Anne Bronte

Dramatised by Rachel Joyce

Episode 2. A Snake in the Grass

Helen Graham is the mysterious and striking new tenant of the dilapidated Wildfell Hall. As gentleman farmer Gilbert Markham becomes more and more powerfully drawn to this enigmatic "widow" he finds that her unconventionally independent life disguises a turbulent and painful past.

Gilbert Markham - Robert Lonsdale

Helen Graham - Hattie Morahan

Mrs. Markham - Carolyn Pickles

Rose - Leah Brotherhead

Mr. Lawrence - Carl Prekopp

Eliza - Victoria Inez Hardy

Arthur - Samuel Bridger

Director: David Hunter.

. Questions are being asked about the past of Helen Graham, the new tenant.

2This Book Will Save Your Life20090324
2To The North, Connections20081209
2TwilightBaby.com20091006
2TwilightBaby.com: Series 2

2TwilightBaby.com: Series 220110111

. By Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo. Jenny stars as Cass embracing motherhood again at 47.

2TwilightBaby.com: Series 220110111

By Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo.

Cass's grown up children pay a visit

to their baby sister but seem in no hurry

to leave.

Cass ..... Jenny Éclair

Ken ..... Kevin Eldon

Katie ..... Emerald O'Hanrahan

Charlie ..... Joe Coen

Heather ..... Christine Kavanagh

Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo return with a second series about being an 'older' mother.

Cass Mason is finding motherhood age 47 tough. She barely has time to blog with a new baby who won't sleep; she fears she may be turning into a zombie. Not only does Cass have to deal with Florence the rest of the family aren't much help; will Ken ever get a job, will her designer clad sister even offer to hold a drooling baby and are her two grown children really contemplating moving back home? Cass charts Florence's first year to a backdrop of sibling rivalry, competitive mums and attempting to get her body back off the floor and into some kind of shape.

Jenny Eclair stars with Kevin Eldon and Felicity Montagu.

. By Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo. Jenny stars as Cass embracing motherhood again at 47.

2Uncle Gwyn's Posthumous Curse

2Uncle Gwyn's Posthumous Curse20101214

. Cartographer Jaci arrives to map The Rock. Can Charles stop the curse striking again?

2Uncle Gwyn's Posthumous Curse20101214

In the second episode of Lynne Truss's new comedy drama, something miraculous happens when Jaci Hughes, a young cartographer, arrives to map The Rock, an massive large geological feature overhanging a remote Golf Club in Wales, where it has been raining for twenty years. No one is glad to see Jaci - not severely repressed Angharad, nor 'Mad' Auntie Susan, who is clearly a man dressed up, nor Riddle, the disgusting old greenkeeper, and certainly not Charles who is desperate to prevent the curse claiming another victim. Margaret John stars as Angharad, former Flying Picket Brian Hibbard as Aunty Susan, and comedian Tom Allen as Charles. Lynne Seymour plays Jaci, Lee Mengo is Uncle Gwyn and Howell Evans plays Riddle

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.

. Cartographer Jaci arrives to map The Rock. Can Charles stop the curse striking again?

2Village SOS20110823

. By Val McDermid. DCI Bettany continues to investigate Colin Arnott's murder.

2Village SOS20110823

By Val McDermid.

DCI Marion Bettany, played by Helen Baxendale, continues her investigation into Colin Arnott's murder, but the residents of Shilwick are curiously reluctant to help. Colin's plans to turn a deconsecrated chapel into a performing arts centre had ruffled feathers throughout the village, and Bettany wants to know if that's a strong enough motive for murder.

Val McDermid is a multi-award winning crime writer, and creator of TV's Wire in the Blood, which stars Robson Green.

Set in Shilwick, Village SOS is a fictional version of the BBC One series of the same name.

DCI Marion Bettany ..... Helen Baxendale

DS John Hodgson ..... David Seddon

Pamela McIntosh ..... Elaine Claxton

Tilly Francis ..... Rachel Bavidge

Marcus Francis ..... Adrian Grove

Peter Robson ..... Shaun Prendergast

Producer / Director ..... Fiona Kelcher

www.bbc.co.uk/villagesos.

. By Val McDermid. DCI Bettany continues to investigate Colin Arnott's murder.

2Villette, Turning A New Leaf20090804
2Wives and Daughters

2Wives and Daughters20101130

. Molly has to prepare herself for an unexpected trip.

2Wives and Daughters20101130

Episode Two

Dr Gibson realises his daughter has become a young woman, and has to prescribe strong medicine for one of his apprentices. Meanwhile Molly has to prepare herself for an unexpected trip. Elizabeth' Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.

Lily Gaskell . . . . . Deborah McAndrew

Molly Gibson . . . . . Emerald O'Hanrahan

Dr Gibson . . . . . Jamie Newall

Hyacinth Kirkpatrick . . . . . Julia Hills

Lady Cumnor . . . . . Claire Neilson

Dorothy Browning . . . . . Marian Kemmer

Phoebe Browning . . . . . Susan Jeffrey

Mrs Goodenough . . . . . Kate Layden

Coxe . . . . . Henry Devas

Wynne . . . . Iain Batchelor

Bethia/Miss Rose . . . . . Toni Midlane

Squire Hamley . . . . . Paul Greenwood

Mrs Hamley . . . . . Jilly Bond

Roger Hamley . . . . . Gunnar Cauthery

Cynthia . . . . . Maya Barcot

Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild

Notes

Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine. It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society. Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.

Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.

. Molly has to prepare herself for an unexpected trip.

2Writing the Century 10 - Tom and Stella20090901
2Writing the Century 11: 1963-1966 - All My Trials20091208
2Writing the Century 12: 1966-1969 - Pleidiol Wyf I'm Gwlad/True To My Land20100209
2Writing the Century 13: Once Upon A Time20100420
2Writing the Century 13: Once Upon A Time20100420

. Chrissy and Gloria have found boyfriends. Left alone, Steven turns to his diary.

2Writing the Century 14: A Burden to Strangers20100727

. Rachel is shocked by a decision made by her London-based brother.

2Writing the Century 14: A Burden to Strangers20100727

Steve Gough's drama based on the diaries of Rachel Minshall, a spirited elderly lady living in the Welsh valleys in the 1980s.

Today: Rachel is shocked by a decision made by her London-based brother.

Rachel . . . . . Margaret John

Jean . . . . . Menna Trussler

Jenny . . . . . Bethan Walker

Tom . . . . . Bernard Lloyd

Dr Edwards . . . . . Richard Elfyn

Margaret . . . . . Jennifer Hill

Original music composed by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Produced and Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

. Rachel is shocked by a decision made by her London-based brother.

2Writing the Century 15: A Desolate Bravery

2Writing the Century 15: A Desolate Bravery20101109

. David spends time with the Royal Army Medical Corps and realises how brutal the war is.

2Writing the Century 16: The Iron Curtain20110503

. Knut and Paula's relationship deepens as they spend time alone together.

2Writing the Century 16: The Iron Curtain20110503

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people, returns with "The Iron Curtain" by Nell Leyshon. The drama is inspired by the diaries of Paula Kirby, who went to teach English in East Germany in the 1980s, and her correspondence with paediatric surgeon Knut Löffler.

Knut and Paula's relationship deepens as they spend time alone together. Too soon the term ends and Knut has to return to his clinic in Rostock. Big decisions need to be made.

Cast

Paula ...... Charlotte Emmerson

Knut ...... Jonathan Keeble

Sarah ...... Danielle Henry

Ulrike ...... Clare Louise Connolly

Stefan ...... David Seddon

Directed by Susan Roberts.

. Knut and Paula's relationship deepens as they spend time alone together.

2Writing the Century 16: Three Women Across the Century

2Writing the Century 16: Three Women Across the Century20110125

. Catherine feels inadequate when she compares her life to her mother's.

2Writing the Century 18: The Camel Hospital20111108

. Sara meets Ray for the first time and hopes he wishes for nothing more than friendship.

2Writing the Century 18: The Camel Hospital20111108

Writing The Century -

The Camel Hospital,

Inspired by the diaries of Sara Wilsdon

dramatised by Karen Brown

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people:

in January 1918.

After travelling thousands of miles from Aldershot to Abbasea the military hospital has only one

patient so Sara and her friend Mary have time to sightsee. Soon, however, the is hospital is full and

Sara has a sense of purpose until she receives tragic news regarding her brother. She meets

Ray for the first time and hopes he wishes for nothing more than friendship.

Sara ...... Rebecca Callard

Mary ...... Jessica Blake

Ray ..... Jake Norton

Captain Theobald ...... James Nickerson

Matron ...... Melissa Jane Sinden

Amelia ...... Verity-May Henry

Patient ...... Peter Singh

Research Consultant - Professor Alison Fell

Directed by Pauline Harris

Professor Alison Fell has published several articles and chapters on women and the First World War. She is the co-editor with Christine Hallett of Visions and Revisions: Studies on First World War Nursing (London: Routledge, 2012) and is currently writing a book entitled Back to the Front: Women as Veterans in Interwar France and Britain. She is also leading the Legacies of War 2014-2018 project at the University of Leeds, coordinating activities around the First World War Centenary - http://arts.leeds.ac.uk/legaciesofwar/.

. Sara meets Ray for the first time and hopes he wishes for nothing more than friendship.

2Writing the Century 1948-1953: Starting From Scratch20090310
2Writing the Century: 1946-1948 - Out of the Ashes20090106

. Leslie persuades Ischi to postpone their marriage until they can be together in England.

20 LASTFar Pavilions

20 LASTFar Pavilions20110225

. The Guides' heroic last stand in Kabul is watched helplessly by an imprisoned Ash.

20 LASTFar Pavilions20110225

M M Kaye's epic of love and war, dramatised by Lucy Catherine. The Guides' heroic last stand at the British Mission in Kabul is watched helplessly by an imprisoned Ash.

Narrator ..... Vineeta Rishi

Ash ..... Blake Ritson

Cavagnari ..... Sam Dale

Anjuli ..... Ayesha Dharker

Jenkyns ..... Sean Baker

Wally ..... Jonathan Forbes

Ambrose ..... Iain Batchelor

Nakshband Khan ..... Mozaffar Shafeie

Hassan Gul ..... Sagar Arya

Directed by Marc Beeby and Jessica Dromgoole.

. The Guides' heroic last stand in Kabul is watched helplessly by an imprisoned Ash.

20 LASTOur Mutual Friend20091204
3A Domestic, Mediation

3A Domestic, Mediation20110309

. Mariola tries to clear up the mess she has made of her employers' marriage.

3A Domestic, Mediation20110309

A Cleaner hears everything, sees everything, and yet no one pays her any attention. As Olivier and Kim's marriage falters, Mariola sees signs and clues everywhere. Money hidden in a shoebox. A shot gun in the cellar. But to what extent is she watching the breakup, and to what extent precipitating it? And how far will Mariola go to recover the family she has lost? To the brink of madness or a tragic crime?

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

Episode 3: Mediation

Mariola tries to clear up the mess she has made of her employers' marriage and protect their young son, Russell. But nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors, and intervening in a domestic conflict can make things worse.

Mariola ..... Lydia Leonard

Olivier .....Neil Stuke

Karen ..... Clare Lawrence-Moody

Dr Kevin Rorty ..... Sean Baker

Anna ..... Christine Kavanagh

Elena ..... Sally Orrock

Russell ..... Deeivya Meir

Shane .....Sam Dale

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

. Mariola tries to clear up the mess she has made of her employers' marriage.

3A Farewell to Arms20110803

. Frederic and Catherine are reunited in a Milan hospital.

3A Farewell to Arms20110803

Ernest Hemingway's greatest love story, set on the Italian front in the Great War, dramatised by Stephen Keyworth.

3/10 Frederic and Catherine are reunited in a Milan hospital

Cast

Frederic ..... Patrick Kennedy

Catherine ..... Morven Christie

Gage ..... Susie Riddell

Dr Varella ..... Jonathan Forbes

Dr. Valentini ..... James Lailey

House Doctor ..... Carl Prekopp

Porter ..... Daniel Rabin

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

. Frederic and Catherine are reunited in a Milan hospital.

3A Kind Of Loving20100714

. Vic and Ingrid have arranged another date but Ingrid fails to turn up.

3A Kind Of Loving20100714

A Kind of Loving

by Stan Barstow

Dramatised by Diana Griffiths

3/10

Vic and Ingrid have arranged another date but Ingrid fails to turn up and Vic ends up going to the pictures with a rather irritating friend.

Vic Brown...Lee Ingleby

Mrs Brown/Miss Hassop...Kate Layden

Jim...Stephen Hoyle

Jimmy...Jake Norton

Produced/Directed by Pauline Harris

Iconic Modern Classic set in late 1950's/60's Yorkshire. Compelling, poignant and humorous account of twenty year old Vic Brown's infatuation for Ingrid which develops into an emotional crises. This is the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the book which was first published in July 1960.

For further details see July 12th - episode one.

. Vic and Ingrid have arranged another date but Ingrid fails to turn up.

3A Small Town Murder20081217
3A Small Town Murder, series 220100407
3A Small Town Murder, series 220100407

. Jackie begins to wonder if 15-year-old Michael had anything to do with his father's death.

3A Small Town Murder, series 3

3A Small Town Murder, series 320110105

. Hartwell makes a shocking discovery about the man Melanie was going to marry.

3A Small Town Murder, series 320110105

Written by Scott Cherry.

Family Liaison Officer, DC Jackie Hartwell, makes a shocking discovery about the man Melanie was going to marry.

Cast:

DC Jackie Hartwell ..... Meera Syal

DI Sanders ..... Matthew Marsh

Sylvia Brant ..... Susan Brown

George Brant ..... Roderick Smith

Rachel ..... Sian Brooke

Produced and directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Hartwell makes a shocking discovery about the man Melanie was going to marry.

3About Love, The Huntsman20100127
3Absent, Assessment20100224
3All Passion Spent20090121
3An Unsuitable Attachment20100428
3An Unsuitable Attachment20100428

. A new member of staff arrives at the library, and Ianthe is a little disturbed.

3Ancient Mysteries20110511

. A series of monologues adapted from conversations with dementia sufferers.

3Ancient Mysteries20110511

A series of monologues adapted from two books, 'Ancient Mysteries' and 'Tell Mrs Mill her husband is still dead' (compiled, edited and published by David Clegg).

They are adapted from interviews in which dementia sufferers recall their lives. The pieces are funny, sad, moving and mysterious in what they say about the human spirit and mind.

Read by Felix Dexter, Kathy Burke and Charlie Higson

Sound Engineer: Tom Jenkins

Produced by Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

. A series of monologues adapted from conversations with dementia sufferers.

3Au Pairs20090909
3Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011, Sredni Vashtar20110615

. Conrad is having an unhappy time of it, but believes his pet ferret will avenge his woes.

3Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011, Sredni Vashtar20110615

Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011

Original stories by Saki (H.H Munro)

Adapted by Sean Grundy

Beasts on the Lawn is a collection of Edwardian short stories by Saki (H.H Munro) recycled and restaged in a modern day gated community for the far too wealthy for their own good. The tales are woven together by the character of Clovis, a security guard. She recalls the events of strange days and long nights.

Episode Three: Sredni Vashtar

When Conrad de Ropp Snr is given 'gardening leave' from his bank, his time at home coincides with his adopted ten year old son's (Conrad Jnr) school holiday. It's a sobering time, mainly because Conrad Snr had almost forgotten the boy existed. Snr thinks Jnr spends far too much time on his own in the garden. He's occupying himself in the shed, and Snr wonders if the boy has found himself an unhealthy habit. But it's not sexual, it's religious. Jnr has got himself an idol. To anyone else it's just a pet ferret, but to little Conrad it's Sredni Vashtar, a vengeful, merciless god. He loves it. He worships it in secret, and he prays each day it will rid him of Conrad Snr.

Cast:

Clovis.............................Pippa Haywood

De Ropp........................Rupert Vansittart

Conrad....................................Olly Bell

Jeff the Man..................Malcolm Hamilton

Inge...................................Amy Clifton

Director: Alison Crawford.

. Conrad is having an unhappy time of it, but believes his pet ferret will avenge his woes.

3Beyond Black, An Evil Thing20100303

. Colette decides Alison should write a book, but Alison's childhood memories are disturbing

3Beyond Black, An Evil Thing20100303

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3Chronicles of Ait - Echo Beach

3Chronicles of Ait - Echo Beach20110302

. A painting in the village convinces Alice that she has found the secret of Echo Beach.

3Chronicles of Ait - Echo Beach20110302

Written by Michael Butt.

In the family house on the beach, Naomi (Amanda Drew) shows Linus (Greg Wise) a hidden room and throws some light on her disturbing family history.

Echo Beach is the second story from the Chronicles of Ait to come to radio 4, connected to the first tale only by the location and the names of its two main characters.

Cast:

Linus Scott ..... Greg Wise

Alice Pyper ..... Indira Varma

Naomi Pyper ..... Amanda Drew

Jonathan ..... Jonathan Keeble

Ben ..... Simon J Williamson

Agnes ..... Patience Tomlinson

Robert ..... Jonathan Keeble

Producer/Director John Taylor

A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 4.

. A painting in the village convinces Alice that she has found the secret of Echo Beach.

3Craven20090930
3Daunt and Dervish20090401
3Dear Mr Spectator20090114
3Dear Mr Spectator20090114

. With his business in peril, Gilbert decides to consult Mr Spectator.

3Dear Mr Spectator, series 220100818

. On the trail of Mr Spectator, Ned attends the opera in search of the spectral scribbler.

3Dear Mr Spectator, series 220100818

Returning for a second series, the nation's favourite agony uncle - Mr. Spectator - continues to offer his wit and wisdom on the morals and manners of his countrymen in his daily writings; but who exactly is this mysterious Spectator, and why does everyone want to find him all of a sudden?

London. 1710. Nothing changes under the sun. Political upheaval, national debt, spin; and, in the midst of it all, eager, naive young Ned Dempsey, just arrived in the Capital and determined to make his way in the big city.

With Britain in debt to the tune of nine million pounds, Chief Minister and Lord of the Treasury, Robert Harley, has a plan to raise the funds the country so desperately needs: a little idea called the South Sea Company. However, he requires public support to get his Bill through Parliament and to do that he needs someone influential to speak out in support of his scheme. Someone with the ear of the country, someone people respect, someone people turn to, listen to, obey. Someone like Mr. Spectator!

Enlisting the aid of Palace paper-boy Ned, Harley determines to track down the elusive Mr. Spectator in order to convince him to come out in support of the Bill before it goes before the House on Friday.

Embarking on a quest to discover the identity of London's most spectral of citizens, Ned scours the 'Spectator's' daily publications for a clue to his prey's whereabouts. Pursuing hints and clues through a world of clubs, coffee-houses, theatres and booksellers; from lowly taverns to the Royal Palace itself, Ned is swept along in a mercenary world of spin and manipulation. Is anyone really who they seem? Does everything and everyone have their price?

Can Ned unmask Mr. Spectator before time - and Harley's patience - runs out?

Adapted from Addison & Steele's 'Spectator' essays by Elizabeth Kuti.

Mr. Spectator ... Benjamin Whitrow

Ned Dempsey ... Bryan Dick

Harley ... David Schofield

Abigail ... Christina Cole

Queen Anne ... Jemma Redgrave

Anne Baldwin ... Claire Rushbrook

Defoe ... Sam Dale

Aunt Maude ... Stella McCusker

Opera Singer ... David Revels

Other parts played by: Seainin Brennan, Niall Cusack, Paul Kennedy, Marty Maguire and Charlie Niblock-Hamill.

. On the trail of Mr Spectator, Ned attends the opera in search of the spectral scribbler.

3Degrees Of Separation, The Boy in the Library20091014
3Diary of an On-Call Girl, Bloggs By Night20090617
3Dickens in London, The Sparkler of Albion20120208

. Dickens spends an evening on a tour of duty in London's East End with Inspector Field.

3Dickens in London, The Sparkler of Albion20120208

by Michael Eaton

Has there ever been a more successful writer? Has there ever been a more well-beloved writer? Dickens can go anywhere and do anything. And this evening he is going out for a jaunt with the detective police. Inspector Field who is now the Chief of the Detective Department at Scotland Yard, greets 'The Sparkler of Albion' like an old friend. They have some ground to cover, is he up for it? Of course he is. Largely a dramatisation of 'On Duty With Inspector Field' - written in June 1851 - with some material from 'A December Vision' - written in 1850 and 'Bleak House' - begun in 1852.

Cast

The Sparkler of Albion .... Alex Jennings

Inspector Field ..... Elliot Levey

Jo ..... Ryan Watson

Sgt. Williams ..... Stuart McLoughlin

Bark ..... Sam Dale

Constable ..... Nyasha Hatendi

Rogers ..... Brian Bowles

Earl of Warwick ..... Sean Baker

Drunken Woman ..... Claire Harry

With Adeel Akhtar, Iain Batchelor, Henry Devas

Music by Neil Brand

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

. Dickens spends an evening on a tour of duty in London's East End with Inspector Field.

3Disconnected20111019

. Ray hopes that he will soon be granted legal access to his beloved granddaughter.

3Disconnected20111019

By Richard Monks

3 of 5

Ray hopes that he will soon be granted legal access to his beloved granddaughter. But things are not as straightforward as he would like to believe.

Ray.....Paul Copley

Rachel.....Julia Ford

Ellie.....Grace Clarke

Annie.....Paula Wilcox

Judith.....Elaine Claxton

Security Guard.....Simon Bubb

Petrol Attendant/BailiffRay.....Alun Raglan.

. Ray hopes that he will soon be granted legal access to his beloved granddaughter.

3Dusty Answer20100901

. Judith arrives in Cambridge and can't find her room. She wonders how she will settle down.

3Dusty Answer20100901

Rosamund Lehmann's first novel Dusty Answer records the education of Judith Earle, the only child of an academic father and socialite mother. Judith grew up in the seclusion of a large riverside house in the Thames Valley. The house next door is occupied from time to time by the Fyfe family whose children - cousins Charlie, Roddy, Julian and Martin drift in and out of her life.

Part Three. Judith arrives in Cambridge and can't find her room. She wonders how she will settle down but soon meets fellow student Jennifer who is to become a great friend. During the winter snow, Roddy comes to visit ..

DUSTY ANSWER by Rosamund Lehmann dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw

Narrator ..... Julia Hills

Judith ..... Rosina Carbone

Roddy ..... Brodie Ross

Martin ..... Oliver Gomm

Jennifer ..... Annabel Scholey

Geraldine ..... Jemima Foxtrot

Directed by Susan Roberts.

. Judith arrives in Cambridge and can't find her room. She wonders how she will settle down.

3Ethan Frome20120118

. Ethan and Mattie's idyll is shattered by the return of Zeena.

3Ethan Frome20120118

by Edith Wharton

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Ethan and Mattie's idyll is shattered by

the return of Zeena.

Ethan Frome ..... Dominic Mafham

Mattie ..... Jessica Raine

Zeena ..... Laurel Lefkow

Jotham Powell ..... Adam Billington

Denis Eady ..... Christopher Webster

Widow Homan ...... Victoria Inez Hardy

Edith Wharton ..... Fenella Woolgar

Directed by Sally Avens

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love with Mattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in an accompanying play 'The Jinx Element' that transmits on Saturday 21st January and explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.

. Ethan and Mattie's idyll is shattered by the return of Zeena.

3Falco: Poseidons Gold20090520
3Far Pavilions

3Far Pavilions20110202

. Pursued by Janoo Rani's men, Ashok and Sita flee Gulkote. But death overtakes them.

3Far Pavilions20110202

M M Kaye's epic of love and war, dramatised by Rukhsana Ahmad. Pursued by Janoo Rani's men, Ashok and Sita flee Gulkote. But death overtakes them on the road to the mountains.

Narrator / Sita ..... Vineeta Rishi

Zarin / Rider 2 ..... Christopher Simpson

Commandant ..... Sam Dale

Ashok (child) ..... Joseph Samrai

Anderson ..... Sean Baker

Munshi ..... Inam Mirza

Sardar / Rider 1 ..... Adeel Akhtar

Directed by Marc Beeby and Jessica Dromgoole.

. Pursued by Janoo Rani's men, Ashok and Sita flee Gulkote. But death overtakes them.

3Five Wedding Dresses, The Scarecrow20090819
3Giant Ladies That Changed the World20110914

. Little Dorrit is outside Parliament when Lord Asquith and the MPs vote against votes.

3Giant Ladies That Changed the World20110914

The award-winning National Theatre of Brent aka Desmond Olivier Dingle and Raymond Box present the entire epic struggle of the Suffragettes or the Giant Ladies as they was also known. In other words the fight for ladies to have the vote so they can vote like we do today.

This is their historic story. Told over a single week in five hard-hitting and historically researched historic episodes.

Giant Ladies That Changed The World is written and performed by the National Theatre of Brent, who are Patrick Barlow and John Ramm.

Little Dorrit is outside Parliament when Lord Asquith and the MPs vote against votes for the ladies.

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Little Dorrit is outside Parliament when Lord Asquith and the MPs vote against votes.

3Heartburn20090225
3HighLites20120215

. Bev has a new appointment, and is reminded of an old disappointment.

3HighLites20120215

by Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding.

3/5 Bev has a new appointment, and is reminded of an old disappointment.

Cast

Bev ..... Lorraine Ashbourne

Shirley ..... Rosie Cavaliero

John ..... Carl Prekopp

Diane ..... Alex Rivers

Wendy ..... Victoria Inez Hardy

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

. Bev has a new appointment, and is reminded of an old disappointment.

3How Does That Make You Feel? - Series 220111123

. Caroline wants her daughter to be a star but devastatingly the girl has other plans.

3How Does That Make You Feel? - Series 220111123

In this the 2nd series of How Does that Make you Feel we revisit a group of people, who share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives. As therapists go, Martha is reasonably compassionate, but deep down she's losing patience. It seems all her clients want to be something they are not, and it's driving them and her, out of their minds?

There's Richard Fallon MP, (Roger Allam) who's convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and a wife who lost all patience with him 20 years ago.

Caroline, (Rebecca Saire) who thinks her child's a genius with an IQ way off the scale. She is worried that instead of following the path of celebrity, her daughter may go on to study mere physics thereby consigning her and more importantly Caroline to a life of unbearable ordinariness.

There's Philip, who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel - but who's new girlfriend is 30 years his junior and clearly on the make.

And Howard, (Tim McInnerny) a chef who's son, Aaron, (Adam Billington) though 33 is still trying to get a band off the ground, whilst looming resentfully over their lives, upstairs in the back bedroom.

It's painfully funny but it doesn't look as though it will end well for any of them.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (the life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and wrote 2 episodes of the mini-series Downtown Abbey ITV.

Cast:

Roger - Roger Allam

Caroline - Rebecca Saire

Philip / Howard - Tim McInnerny

Martha- Frances Tomelty

Aaron - Adam Billington

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

. Caroline wants her daughter to be a star but devastatingly the girl has other plans.

3How Does That Make You Feel? (Ordinary's Not Enough), Howard20100203
3Hysteria

3Hysteria20100922

HYSTERIA by Steve Chambers

Denise has now been asked to go to the police station to answer questions.

Denise .... Christine Kavanagh

Phil .... Michael Hodgson

Kath .... Celia Hewitt

Sheree .... Colleen Prendergast

Jimmy .... Sean Baker

John .... Jude Akuwudike

Nurse .... Sally Orrock

Policemen .... Michael Shelford & Tony Bell

Director: David Hunter.

. Denise has been asked to go to the police station to answer questions.

3Imaginary Friends20110713

. Roger and his boss Tom McCann infiltrate the Truth Seekers cult.

3Imaginary Friends20110713

By Alison Lurie, dramatised by Melissa Murray

3/10

Sociologists Roger Zimmern and his boss, Tom McCann, have managed to infiltrate the small cult of the Truth Seekers. But now their reasons for being there are about to be exposed.

Roger ... Jonathan Forbes

McCann ... Nathan Osgood

Elsie ... Barbara Barnes

Verena ... Alex Tregear

Ken ... Simon Bubb

Bill ... Peter Polycarpou

Felicia... Susie Riddell

Mrs Munger ... Jane Whittenshaw

Directed by Marc Beeby.

. Roger and his boss Tom McCann infiltrate the Truth Seekers cult.

3Incredible Women20110518

. Jeremy takes a look at actress Peggy Saville. He speaks to 'close friend' Honor Blackman.

3Incredible Women20110518

Rebecca Front (The Thick of It, Nighty Night, The Day Today) stars in this series about five extraordinary and unforgettable characters in Incredible Women.

In each programme less-than-intrepid interviewer Jeremy spends one night in the home of each of his interviewees. On their territory, he asks about their personal histories, plus we discover some very odd things about the way they live their daily lives. These 'actuality' interviews are interspersed with interviews Jeremy has done with famous voices who have been 'affected' in one way or another by the central character of each episode.

In today's episode, Jeremy takes a look at Peggy Saville. He speaks to 'close friend' Honor Blackman about what made Peggy such a special and loved star.

Now in her seventies, Peggy was very big in the 'Round the Back' series of saucy British comedy films: Round the Back of the Barracks, Round the Back of The Costa Brava, etc. Peggy was always cast as the young, busty innocent in a fearsomely pointy bra. Her father, Sheridan Saville was at The Rada with Olivier and warned his daughter that, due to her piggy eyes, she would never make it in pictures, but her beautiful voice would keep her in work. Sheridan has remained the only significant man in her life - she has never married, though ironically she became the bigger star.

During the course of the programme, Peggy talks about her film roles in all innocence. She genuinely doesn't seem to realise how chock full of innuendo they were. Now an elderly woman but still a daddy's girl, she still has the same beautiful voice and it still makes her money, as Jeremy discovers when he accidentally answers Peggy's phone.

. Jeremy takes a look at actress Peggy Saville. He speaks to 'close friend' Honor Blackman.

3Journey to Starlight Mountain20111116

. Mia has to persuade her mum to make friends with her dad's new wife.

3Journey to Starlight Mountain20111116

by Sarah Daniels. Mia has to persuade her Mum to make friends with her Dad's new wife.

Prepare to laugh and cry with one of the highlights of the BBC Children in Need appeal this week. The charity has collaborated with BBC Radio Four to produce this truly heart-warming new drama by acclaimed writer Sarah Daniels and all-star cast.

The story is inspired by one of the projects funded by BBC Children in Need, the Siblings Project at Bluebell Wood Hospice for Children near Sheffield, which supports the siblings of children with life-limiting conditions.

An extraordinarily moving, funny and truthful story about how love really can be stronger than death.

Cast

Mia Parker...Sydney Wade

Emma Parker...Nicola Miles-Wildin

Lucy Hawkins...Gaynor Faye

Mercedes...Martha Godber

Steve Parker...John Godber

Jules Parker...Amy Beth Hayes

Mr Golden...James Weaver

Writer...Sarah Daniels

Music composed and performed by Lawrence Williams

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery

If you're inspired by the work that Children in Need does and would like to donate, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/donate/.

. Mia has to persuade her mum to make friends with her dad's new wife.

3Kiss Kiss, Royal Jelly

3Kiss Kiss, Royal Jelly20110413

. Charles Dance narrates a darkly comic tale by the master of the bizarre. With Chris Emmett

3Kiss Kiss, Royal Jelly20110413

Charles Dance leads the cast as the urbane Storyteller in dramatisations of five classic tales by Roald Dahl, taken from the anthology, Kiss, Kiss. Bizarre and amusing by turns, these black comedies are justly famous for their surprise endings.

The stories show Dahl at the height of his powers as a writer of adult fiction, and are characterized by their deliciously cynical view of human nature and the relish with which they punish the charlatans, bullies and schemers who inhabit their world.

In Royal Jelly we meet beekeeper Albert Taylor and his wife Mabel. Worried that their newborn daughter isn't eating properly, Albert starts giving her royal jelly - a highly nutritious substance fed by bees to the larvae of their queens. The baby starts to put on weight. But Mabel begins to notice other changes too..

Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan

Cast:

Storyteller....Charles Dance

Albert.....Chris Emmett

Mabel.....Rachel Atkins

Producer/Director: David Blount

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Charles Dance narrates a darkly comic tale by the master of the bizarre. With Chris Emmett

3Ladies of Letters Crunch Credit20090506
3Ladies of Letters Go Crackers

3Ladies of Letters Go Crackers20101229

. Vera and Irene have a major falling out over Vera's theories about Irene's relations.

3Ladies of Letters Go Crackers20101229

Prunella Scales and Anne Reid star in this fractious festive 11th series of the Radio 4 comedy favourite Ladies of Letters. By Carole Hayman & Lou Wakefield.

Vera and Irene have a major falling out after Vera's theories about Irene's relations cause family uproar.

Vera ..... Anne Reid

Irene ..... Prunella Scales

Directed by Liz Webb.

. Vera and Irene have a major falling out over Vera's theories about Irene's relations.

3Lady Audley's Secret20090422
3Leaving Normal20100609
3Legacy: Blood in the Mountains20110706

. Dan and Rachel discover that 94-year-old Eric Beatty is the heir to Henry Gaunt's estate.

3Legacy: Blood in the Mountains20110706

When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune. Their quest leads them to uncover a broken family with a terrible secret.

Henry Gaunt died leaving a sizeable estate but no Will. Dan and Rachel have discovered that ninety four year old Eric Beatty is the rightful heir to his estate but Eric is refusing to take what is rightfully his.

DAN.....William Ash

RACHEL.....Claire Keelan

YOUNG ERIC.....Tom Hughes

GEORGE.....Stephen Hoyle

JO.....Eithne Brown

MR GHYLL.....Russell Richardson

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

. Dan and Rachel discover that 94-year-old Eric Beatty is the heir to Henry Gaunt's estate.

3Legacy: High Green Walls20111214

. Dan and Rachel are desperate to discover what happened to her Susan's twin sister Barbara.

3Legacy: High Green Walls20111214

Cath Staincliffe's drama series returns with High Green Walls. When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir.

Spurred on by their discovery of Susan Pellier's most famous paintings, Dan and Rachel are desperate to discover what happened to her twin sister Barbara. If they find an heir they are guaranteed a slice of a substantial fortune.

DAN.....William Ash

RACHEL.....Claire Keelan

SUSAN.....Ellie Meigan Rose

MR WHITE.....Malcolm Raeburn

BARBARA.....Kellie Shirley

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

. Dan and Rachel are desperate to discover what happened to her Susan's twin sister Barbara.

3Liam, Caveman20090916
3Mrs Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata20100811

. Is Leo's disturbing new tale about a man who murders his wife directed against Sofya?

3Mrs Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata20100811

By Stephen Wakelam.

The Kreutzer Sonata: Sofya copies a new manuscript. A disturbing tale about a man who murders his wife. Is it directed against her?

In his fifties the great writer Leo Tolstoy has a spiritual crisis and converts to Christianity. He stops sleeping with his wife. They have ten children. Taking the vows of poverty and chastity literally Tolstoy wants to give everything away but Sofya has a large family to feed. This is the woman who transcribed 'War and Peace' six times and who fights off rivals on daily basis for a place at his side. For forty eight years, the Tolstoys tormented each other with love and hate. Ian McDiarmid and Haydn Gwynne star in this portrait of a tempestuous marriage.

Sofya Tolstoy ..... Haydn Gwynne

Leo Tolstoy ..... Ian McDiarmid

Chertkov ..... Paul Ritter

Tanya Tolstoy ..... Vineeta Rishi

Directed by Claire Grove.

. Is Leo's disturbing new tale about a man who murders his wife directed against Sofya?

3My Mad Grandad20091230
3Old Peter's Russian Tales, Prince Ivan20081224

. A kingdom and the fortunes of a young prince are thrown into disarray when a baby is born.

3Once More with Feeling20110601

. The revelation about Sheila's real father threatens to fracture the family.

3Once More with Feeling20110601

By Kieran Prendiville. A comedy drama set in the no-prisoners world of northern social clubs.

Its protagonist is Les Bone, a plumber who once came within sniffing distance of the big time when his band Nuclear Dump went mega.....without him.

And now, twenty five years down the line, still unlucky in love, single-parent Les has been tossed a second chance. His kids have a boyband (even if one of them is a girl) and they're a boy short for an upcoming tour of south Yorkshire, one of the hardest enclaves in clubland.

The revelation about Sheila's real father threatens to fracture the family. Meanwhile Chris dies a comedy death, and comedian Denny takes full advantage.

Cast:

Les ..... Paul Copley

Sheila ...... Belinda Everett

Elaine ...... Blue Merrick

Denny ...... Christian Rodska

Chris ...... Harry Hepple

Alan/Scotch Billy ..... Rob Hudson

Kevin ..... Brogan West

Troy ..... James Baxter

Kimberly/Nurse ..... Joan Walker

Compere ..... Kieran Prendiville

Producer/Director: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

. The revelation about Sheila's real father threatens to fracture the family.

3Our Mutual Friend20091111
3Out of Africa, Visitors to the Farm20110427

. Karen tells Denys and Berkeley about an intriguing visitor to her farm.

3Out of Africa, Visitors to the Farm20110427

By Karen Blixen.

Dramatised by Judith Adams

Episode 3: Visitors to the Farm

Soon after Karen Blixen relocates to East Africa, she finds herself alone in a foreign land with the enormous responsibility of trying to operate a successful coffee plantation. In order to accomplish this, she must get to know the land and the East Africans who work for and with her. In the process, she learns more about herself.

Karen tells her beloved friends, Denys Finch-Hatton and Berkeley Cole about another, even more intriguing visitor to her farm - a young man named Emmanuelson who came, slept one night and walked away, never to return.

Karen Blixen ..... Emma Fielding

Denys Finch-Hatton ..... Tom Goodman-Hill

Berkeley ..... Sam Dale

Emmanuelson ..... Iain Batchelor

Farah ..... Maynard Eziashi

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

. Karen tells Denys and Berkeley about an intriguing visitor to her farm.

3Paradise Place

3Paradise Place20101124

. Teacher Sarah confides her secret longing to landlady Ella.

3Paradise Place20101124

In the third of Amanda Whittington's series of plays inspired by Woman's Hour listeners' stories and experiences on the theme of desire, Ella's tenant Sarah is having problems with her teenage daughter Jaz, and is disillusioned with her teaching job. She confesses her secret longing for escape to Ella, who comes up with the perfect solution - but one which holds a few surprises.

Ella: Katharine Rogers

Sarah: Lucy Black

Norman: Andrew Francis

Director: Sara Davies.

. Teacher Sarah confides her secret longing to landlady Ella.

3Picnic at Hanging Rock

3Picnic at Hanging Rock20100915

Michael now besotted with Miranda; one of the girls, decides to mount his own search. He becomes lost and feverish, to be rescued by loyal Albert. Although delirious when found, he has left enough clues to make Albert return to the rock.

Narrator ..... Penny Downie

Michael ..... Nicholas Banks

Albert ..... David Palliser

Sound design: Eloise Whitmore

Original music: Jon Rose

Script editor: Helen Meller

March of the Men of Harlech played by Amanda Dalton.

Participation from Year 12 students of Springwood High, New South Wales.

Producer/Director: Polly Thomas

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

. Michael and Albert mount their own dangerous search for the missing schoolgirls.

3Possession20111221

. Roland and Maud discover yet more letters.

3Possession20111221

Roland Michell, an academic research assistant, is completing some work in the London Library, when he comes across two unfinished letters written by the Victorian Poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Theses letters have obviously not been found by anyone else and they are not to his wife but to an unknown woman. Roland, whose entire academic life has been devoted to studying Ash, decides, recklessly to pocket the letters and try to determine exactly who they were written to.

This is the beginning of a quest that will change literary history and with the help of a feminist literary scholar Maud Bailey, they are determined to find out the truth behind these letters. Certain other characters hear about the letters and are eager to get their hands on them for their own financial gain and will do so, by any means necessary, and so the chase begins.

Roland and Maud find themselves in the house where poet Christabel LaMotte spent the last few years of her life and more letters are discovered.

Written by A S Byatt. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Cast:

Maud ...... Jemma Redgrave

Roland ...... Harry Hadden-Paton

Ash ....... James d'arcy

Lamotte ..... Rachael Stirling

Blackadder ..... Bill Paterson

Cropper ..... Matthew Marsh

George ...... Kenneth Cranham

Joan ....... Joanna David

Beatrice Nest ...... Stella Gonet

Euan ...... Nicholas Boulton

Fergus ...... Jonjo O'Neil

Hildebrand ..... Robert Portal

Val ...... Laura Pyper

Leonora .... Lorelei King

Raoul/Toby Byng .... Sam Dale

Mrs Wapshott/Mrs Cammish/Mrs lees ..... Jane Whittenshaw

Beth/PA/Mrs Judge/Librarian ...... Rachel Atkins

Girl ...... Sylvie Goodwin

Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

. Roland and Maud discover yet more letters.

3Reading Between the Lines20090211
3Restless20090408
3Ruthless20120111

. Ruth's curiosity has attracted some unwanted attention. But whose?

3Ruthless20120111

A light-hearted look at the world of Personal Assistants and office intrigue from the creator of Channel 4's Teachers, Tim Loane.

Ruth Brown arrives for her first day at a busy management consultancy and is thrown into a world of corporate jargon and menial and mind numbing tasks, all topped off with an unhealthy dollop of executive stress and a smidgen of scandal!

Hired to urgently plug a gap, Ruth is thrust into the life of a corporate PA alongside co-workers Tanya, Michelle and Beatrice. The real beating heart of the company, the PAs attend to the whims of the company CEO Oliver Carlton and keep the corporate plates spinning. However, with the consultancy undergoing an 'efficiency' assessment due to its record levels of stress-related illness, the atmosphere is anything but relaxed. Trying to settle in to her first week as a PA on the 'top floor', Ruth's interest is also piqued by the conflicting stories surrounding the fate of her predecessor Ingrid. What is the secret her colleagues are so keen to keep hidden?

As she begins uncovers a web of secrets, and scandal and as the stress levels rise, can Ruth learn to play her co-workers at their own game, and win?

With Olivia Hallinan as Ruth, the cast includes Joe Armstrong, Charles Edwards, Claire Rushbrook, Olivia Poulet, Gillian Kearney, Miche Doherty and Seainin Breannan.

A writer, director and actor, Tim Loane's screenwriting credits include the comedy films Out of The Deep Pan (BBC), Reversals (ITV) and he was creator and lead writer of the Bafta-nominated Teachers for Channel 4. He wrote the four-part conspiracy thriller Proof 2 (RTE), the three-part family drama serial Little Devil (ITV) and the 2009 updating of 80's television classic Minder (Channel 5). A co-founder of Northern Ireland's Tinderbox Theatre Company, his stage plays include Caught Red Handed and To Be Sure while he also directed the 1997 Oscar nominated short film Dance Lexie Dance. For radio he was written the inner-city thriller The Tunnel and the post-ceasefire ensemble comedy I can see clearly.

. Ruth's curiosity has attracted some unwanted attention. But whose?

3Sacred Hearts, Ecstasy20090701
3Sarah Siddons: Life in Five Sittings20100414
3Sarah Siddons: Life in Five Sittings20100414

. Sarah is accused by her devoted admirer Tom of cruelty to all who love her.

3Scumdog Millionaires20091216
3Second Honeymoon, First Night20110928

. As Edie's first night approaches she finds there are distractions at home.

3Second Honeymoon, First Night20110928

SECOND HONEYMOON

By Joanna Trollope

Dramatised in five episodes by Rachel Joyce

Episode Three - First Night

As Edie's first night approaches she finds there are distractions at home due to Matt's return.

Edie...................Christine Kavanagh

Russell...............Sam Dale

Vivien..................Liza Sadovy

Matt...................Jonathan Forbes

Rosa..................Alex Tregear

Ben....................Simon Bubb

Lazlo..................Carl Prekopp

Max....................James Lailey

Directed by Tracey Neale

STORY

"Edie put her hand out, took a breath and slowly, slowly pushed open his bedroom door. The room inside looked as if he had never left it" - a mum tries to come to terms with her empty nest but a husband can only think about the second honeymoon that can now begin ...

Joanna Trollope's most heartfelt and enthralling novel has been dramatised into five episodes for Woman's Hour by Rachel Joyce. SECOND HONEYMOON explores what happens when the empty nest is suddenly full again.

Ben is leaving home to move in with his girlfriend. At twenty-two he's the youngest of the family and the last to leave. His mother, Edie, an actress, is distraught. She has defined her life as the necessary cog in her family's lives and suddenly she feels unnecessary and unimportant. Her husband, Russell, an agent, is glad to be freed of daily parental roles and is looking forward to having Edie to himself. Then Edie lands the unexpected lead role in 'Ghosts' by Ibsen and it is then the children begin to make noises about coming home again. Their other son, Matt, is struggling in a relationship in which he achieves and earns less than his girlfriend. His sister, Rosa, is wrestling with debt and the end of a turbulent love affair. Rosa is the first of the Boyd children to think she may have to move back in with her parents - just until she can make ends meet again. Russell is determined to fend her off but things don't quite go according to plan.

This is the empty nest, twenty-first-century style. Grown children going and then wanting to come back again but at a time when their parents should be getting ready for their second honeymoon. The story of two generations struggling with love, careers and parenthood makes for a riveting and funny family drama for Woman's Hour.

THE WRITER

Joanna Trollope, the author of eagerly awaited novels, often centred around the domestic nuances and dilemmas of present-day life, has also written a number of historical novels and 'Britannia's Daughters', a study of women in the British Empire. In 1988 she wrote her first contemporary novel, 'The Choir' and this was followed by a number of hugely successful novels including: 'The Rector's Wife', 'Other People's Children', 'Brother and Sister' and 'Daughters in Law'.

THE DRAMATIST

Rachel Joyce has many radio credits to her name. Her most recent dramatisations for Radio 4 include - 'The Professor', 'The Portrait of a Lady' and 'Villette'. At present she is working on a dramatisation of 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

. As Edie's first night approaches she finds there are distractions at home.

3Seeing is Believing20090318
3Sherbet Dolls20110420

. Tony accidentally breaks his daughter's backing track CD for the talent round.

3Sherbet Dolls20110420

Sherbet Dolls 3/5

by Karen Brown

An entertaining drama serial exploring the magnetism and expanding phenomona of children's beauty pageants.

When Tony accidentally breaks his daughters backing track cd for the talent category

he rushes out to buy another but then has second thoughts. The pageant seems to be showing the strains in

Tony and Stacey's marriage too.

Cast

Stacey ...... Naomi Radcliffe

Tony ...... John Thomson

Olivia ...... Shannon Flynn

Jin Lin ..... Shamae Griffin

Lift announcer ..... Melissa Jane Sinden

Pageant Compere ..... Ruth Piggott

Judy ...... Kathryn Hunt

John ..... Seamus O'Neill

Alicia ..... Emma Garrett

Director ..... Pauline Harris

Further Info.

The mother Stacey is desperate to break away from the working

class small lancashire town they've all grown up in. In her view, fame holds the key to a sparkling future for the whole family. Tony, the husband and father would rather not take part at all and hopes the plastic tiara and sash are worth all the trouble. In contrast to their world Olivia is trying to finish her school project which involves e-mailing her Chinese pen pal Jin Lee; the Puyang Number 1 Middle School in China has been

twinned with Olivia's school in Lancashire, and they're exchanging e-mails over the weekend. Two children from different cultures both taking part in very different competitions.

. Tony accidentally breaks his daughter's backing track CD for the talent round.

3Singleparentpals.com, Coming Clean20091104
3Six Suspects20100106
3Snobs20081203

. Edith's privileged new existence is shaken up when a film crew arrives at the Hall.

3So Much For That

3So Much For That20101027

. A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel. How much money is a life worth?

3So Much For That20101027

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar. But just as Shep is about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis reveals that she has cancer. In today's episode, the couple begin to face up to realities of Glynis' diagnosis and the frustrations of the American healthcare system.

Narrator ..... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep ..... Henry Goodman

Glynis ..... Debora Weston

Carol ..... Elizabeth McGovern

Jackson ..... Stuart Milligan

Flicka ..... Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe ..... Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin. Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End. Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago. Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth McGovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey. Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

. A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel. How much money is a life worth?

3Soloparentpals.com, Doormats20100825

. Rosie has been sleeping with her ex-husband and Tom's ex treats him like a doormat.

3Soloparentpals.com, Doormats20100825

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

Episode 3. Doormats

Not only has Rosie been sleeping with her ex-husband but she has become good friends with his girlfriend. Meanwhile Tom's ex treats him like a doormat.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Barb - Alison Pettitt

Bazz - Sam Dale

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago. He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website. Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry. And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory. Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

MAXINE PEAKE's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN. Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

. Rosie has been sleeping with her ex-husband and Tom's ex treats him like a doormat.

3Soloparentpals.com: Series 3, Choices20111026

. Long-distance single parent couple Rosie and Tom both have difficult decisions to make.

3Soloparentpals.com: Series 3, Choices20111026

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 3. CHOICES.

Long-distance single parent couple Rosie and Tom both have difficult decisions to make and they confide in different online pals.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Callum - Keaton Lansley

Gill - Jane Whittenshaw

Tony - James Lailey

Director: David Hunter.

. Long-distance single parent couple Rosie and Tom both have difficult decisions to make.

3Someone Like You, Lamb to the Slaughter20091223
3The Art of Deception20090624
3The Art of Deception, series 2

3The Art of Deception, series 220101222

. By Philip Palmer. Jessica has agreed to be painted by Ballantyne.

3The Art of Deception, series 220101222

by Philip Palmer

Jessica has agreed to be painted by Ballantyne. But what else does he have designs on?

Daniel Ballantyne ..... David Schofield

Jessica Brown ..... Hattie Morahan

Directed by Toby Swift

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

The return of Daniel Ballantyne: monster and angel, thief and fraud...and genius. He is about to face the challenge of his life. Philip Palmer's compelling serial returns to the Woman's Hour drama.

Daniel Ballantyne is one of the greatest and most successful forgers of all time. He is a rich man. And he is dead.

His 'death', however, is just another forgery - he paid a body double who was dying of cancer to impersonate him. Now, Ballantyne has nothing to fear. He has everything he needs to enjoy a contented and quiet retirement.

But instead, Ballantyne goes out of his way to make enemies. And he does this because he loves the danger. That's his first fatal flaw.

But he has a nemesis. Art expert Jessica Brown - who after writing her book on him knows Ballantyne better than anyone alive - is on his trail.

Ex-copper Andrew Jarrold, released from prison, has intimidated Jessica into finding Ballantyne.

But when Jessica does find Ballantyne, everything changes. For he has a second fatal flaw: Jessica. He duped her once, but only just; and he has come to respect her as an equal. She is the only person in the world he truly cares for.

And together - they are terrifying.

Philip Palmer is an experienced radio dramatist. He also writes for television and his third sci-fi novel, Version 43, was published in October.

. By Philip Palmer. Jessica has agreed to be painted by Ballantyne.

3The Beacon, Alone20100324
3The Beacon, Alone20100324

. Frank's success gathers pace as news breaks that the book is to be made into a film.

3The Beginning of Spring

3The Beginning of Spring20100929

Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of an English family in Moscow, adapted by Penny Leicester. The winter of 1913 finds Frank Reid, owner of a printing company, abandoned by his wife. Frank Reid is not being helped by his accountant, Selwyn. The English Chaplaincy has a scary resident and now a shop girl looks set to take on the nannying duties.

Narrator: Clare Higgins; Frank: Richard McCabe; Selwyn: David Bamber; Nellie: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse; Dolly: Charlotte Ellis. Other parts played by Sonia Ritter, Rachel Atkins, Samuel Barnet, Richard Bremmer and David Collins. Producer: Tim Dee.

. A shop girl looks set to take on the nannying duties.

3The Cloths Of Heaven20100317
3The Cloths Of Heaven20100317

. Rachel takes a trek up country, where she encounters self-styled entrepreneur Bob Newpin.

3The Core20110907

. Carly is 23. She goes to her old school to visit her ex-headmistress Sarah.

3The Core20110907

By Mike Bartlett. Carly is 23. She has come back home to live in Berkshire. She goes to her old school to visit her ex-headmistress, Sarah.

Sarah...Juliet Stevenson

Carly... Alex Tregear

Director Claire Grove.

. Carly is 23. She goes to her old school to visit her ex-headmistress Sarah.

3The Dead Hour20091021
3The Death of Grass20090304
3The Donor Trail, Miranda20100512
3The Donor Trail, Miranda20100512

. Heart surgeon Miranda's encounter with the donor's mother brings an unexpected change.

3The Gap20110525

. Heather discovers there are some staffing problems at her school in Ghana.

3The Gap20110525

The Gap, by Colin Douglas. A couple break up during their daughter's gap year. 3/5: As the weeks go by in Ghana, Heather discovers there are some staffing problems at her school.

. Heather discovers there are some staffing problems at her school in Ghana.

3The Girl at the Lion D'Or20090513
3The Help20090722
3The Man in the Wooden Hat20090923
3The Paris Wife, A disappearance, and an arrival

3The Paris Wife, A disappearance, and an arrival20110316

. Paula McLain's fictional memoir told by Hadley, Ernest Hemingway's first wife.

3The Paris Wife, A disappearance, and an arrival20110316

3/5 Paula McLain's fictional memoir set in Paris in the 1920s is told by Hadley, Ernest Hemingway's first wife. The couple have now spent over a year in Paris, and have become friends with the circle of expatriate writers and artists who have made the city their home. Their love for each other has already been tested by Hemingway's single-minded ambition, and now Hadley has to tell him that she's lost a suitcase containing his entire work to date. As if that isn't bad enough, not long afterwards she has an even more unsettling piece of news for him.

Adapted by Sheila Yeger. Directed by Sara Davies

Hadley: Laurel Lefkow

Hemingway: Julian Ovenden

Ezra Pound: Martin Reeve

Gertrude Stein: Kim Hicks

Scott Fitzgerald: Gerard Cooke

Zelda Fitzgerald: Susannah Hampton

Pauline Pfeifer: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse.

. Paula McLain's fictional memoir told by Hadley, Ernest Hemingway's first wife.

3The Pillow Book, series 2 - Fire20090610
3The Pillow Book, series 3

3The Pillow Book, series 320101117

. Yukinari meets his old adversary Lord Tadanobu, but finds Tadanobu a changed man.

3The Pillow Book, series 320101117

Set in 10th century Japan, this is the third thriller inspired by the diaries of Sei Shonagon.

Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return to investigate a murder in the Palace of the Sun Goddess. A favourite of the Emperor is found drowned in a pool in the Palace Gardens. But, before Yukinari can investigate, the body is given a ceremonial burial and all trace of the crime washed away by the spring rains.

Yukinari meets his old adversary Lord Tadanobu, but finds Tadanobu a changed man, much shaken by recent events within the Palace walls.

By Robert Forrest

Shonagon - Ruth Gemmell

Yukinari - Mark Bazeley

Emperor - Simon Ginty

Gisaku - Robin Laing

Tadanobu - Cal Macaninch

Producer - Lu Kemp.

. Yukinari meets his old adversary Lord Tadanobu, but finds Tadanobu a changed man.

3The Pillow Book, series 420111102

. The Emperor begins to learn lessons - in fence building and facing his nemesis, Inokichi.

3The Pillow Book, series 420111102

Episode three in a new series of Robert Forrest's popular thriller, set in 10th century Japan. Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari are reunited for another adventure, this time beyond the safety of the Palace walls.

The young Emperor has disappeared from the Palace into the wilds of Japan, to learn the ways of his people. Mischievous as ever, he has left behind him a challenge addressed to his champion Lieutenant Yukinari, and the detective's associate the Lady Shonagon, to find him.

As the couple travel anonymously through Japan on the trail of the young royal, the Emperor himself is beginning to learn lessons - in fence building and facing his nemesis, the Bandit king, Inokichi.

Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

Written by Robert Forrest.

Shonagon...........Ruth Gemmell

Yukinari..............Cal Macaninch

Emperor..............Freddie Rayner

Kei.....................Brian Ferguson

Isuzu..................Meg Fraser

Inokichi...............Gary Lewis

Directed by Lu Kemp.

. The Emperor begins to learn lessons - in fence building and facing his nemesis, Inokichi.

3The Power of Life and Death, The Red Triangle

3The Power of Life and Death, The Red Triangle20101006

When a number of distinguished members of government committees are found dead in suspicious circumstances, it falls to DCI Kate Duncan to discover what the connecting factor is.

An autopsy has revealed that Dame Imelda Sharp may have been killed by an experimental drug which she had not been prescribed. Now toxic levels of another unprescribed drug have been found in the body of a second patient of the same GP, Dr Tom Cready. DI Kate Duncan of Scotland Yard's Sensitive Cases Squad is investigating.

Mark Lawson's deftly plotted murder-mystery gets to grips with a major concern at the heart of our cash-strapped NHS: the post code lottery and exactly who is to be considered deserving of the most expensive life saving drugs on the market.

Kate Duncan - Haydn Gwynne

Lorenzo - Lloyd Thomas

Briggs - Chris McHallem

Hermione Sharp - Abigail McKern

Dame Imelda Sharp - Honor Blackman

Sue Wells - Abigail McGibbon

Dr Tom Cready - Nick Dunning

Dee Mortimer - Stella McCusker

Jeremy Vine - Himself

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

Written by Mark Lawson.

. An autopsy reveals that Dame Imelda Sharp may have been killed by an experimental drug.

3The Private Patient20100526
3The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles20090715
3The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Series 2

3The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Series 220110330

. Darleen is scared to return to her sheltered accommodation after her friend is attacked.

3The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Series 220110330

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles episode 3/5

By Esther Wilson

Return of award winning drama series; an illuminating and striking exploration of the challenges and aspirations in the unique life of a young woman with learning disabilities. A series that's both tough and feel good.

Starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies; actors with learning disabilities.

Darleen is scared to return to her flat in sheltered accommodation after her friend was attacked. She unexpectedly confides in her driving instructor.

Darleen Fyles ...... Donna Lavin

Jamie ...... Edmund Davies

Treena ...... Lorraine Ashbourne

Ben ...... Wyllie Longmore

Marie ..... Emma Hartley Miller

Bob ...... Stephen Chapman

Stacy ..... Niamh Clarke

Produced/Directed by Pauline Harris

A version of Darleen Fyles was made into a television drama for Jimmy McGovern's Moving On Series broadcast recently on BBC One.

. Darleen is scared to return to her sheltered accommodation after her friend is attacked.

3The Quest20090826
3The Rabbit House, The Rabbits Arrive20100519
3The Shooting Party20100804

. A fierce rivalry between Lord Hartlip and Lionel Stephens unsettles their host.

3The Shooting Party20100804

By Isabel Colegate, dramatised by DJ Britton. As a frisson of romance ruffles the women, a fierce rivalry between Lord Hartlip and Lionel Stephens unsettles their host.

Isabel Colegate ..... Oliva Colman

Sir Randolph ..... Sam Dale

Glass ..... David Seddon

Olivia ..... Jaimi Barbakoff

Cicely Nettleby ..... Ellie Kendrick

Aline ..... Sally Orrock

Gilbert Hartlip ..... Sean Baker

Count Tibor ..... David Seddon

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

. A fierce rivalry between Lord Hartlip and Lionel Stephens unsettles their host.

3The Song House20100707

An adaptation of Trezza Azzopardi's new novel - a compelling psychological thriller involving a young woman with a secret in her past.

During a rainy summer, Maggie has taken a job as a live-in secretary in a large house in the country. Ostensibly she's there to catalogue Kenneth's music collection, and to write a memoir of the elderly man's life. Kenneth is odd, isolated, perhaps on the edge of dementia. He wants to record what each piece of music means to him while he can still remember. Now he has fallen in love with her. But Maggie has a deeper purpose, one she has not yet revealed to him. She is trying to find out what happened to her as a child, when she was abducted, at the age of four.

Trezza Azzopardi's novels have been short-listed for numerous awards, including the Booker.

Cast:

MAGGIE.............KAY CURRAM

NARRATOR..........SHARON MORGAN

KENNETH...........JOHN CASTLE

ALISON............CAROLINE HARKER

WILLIAM............ MARK MEADOWS

RUSTY............ MARILYN LE CONTE

Adapted by Elizabeth Burke Produced and Directed by: Kate McAll.

. Despite the 30 year age gap, Kenneth finds himself falling for Maggie.

3The Tenant of Wildfell Hall20111130

. Gilbert Markham wishes for more than friendship with the mysterious tenant Helen Graham.

3The Tenant of Wildfell Hall20111130

By Anne Bronte

Dramatised by Rachel Joyce

Episode 3. Assault

Helen Graham is the mysterious and striking new tenant of the dilapidated Wildfell Hall. As gentleman farmer Gilbert Markham becomes more and more powerfully drawn to this enigmatic "widow" he finds that her unconventionally independent life disguises a turbulent and painful past.

Gilbert Markham - Robert Lonsdale

Helen Graham - Hattie Morahan

Mrs. Markham - Carolyn Pickles

Rose - Leah Brotherhead

Mr. Lawrence - Carl Prekopp

Rev. Millward - Gerard McDermott

Arthur - Samuel Bridger

Director: David Hunter.

. Gilbert Markham wishes for more than friendship with the mysterious tenant Helen Graham.

3This Book Will Save Your Life20090325
3TwilightBaby.com20091007
3TwilightBaby.com: Series 2

3TwilightBaby.com: Series 220110112

. By Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo. Jenny stars as Cass, embracing motherhood again at 47.

3TwilightBaby.com: Series 220110112

By Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo.

Cass has a baby to bring up and has rather let herself go

but would Ken really contemplate an affair?

Cass ..... Jenny Éclair

Ken ..... Kevin Eldon

Penny .....Felicity Montagu

Margaret ..... Sally Orrock

Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo return with a second series about being an 'older' mother.

Cass Mason is finding motherhood age 47 tough. She barely has time to blog with a new baby who won't sleep; she fears she may be turning into a zombie. Not only does Cass have to deal with Florence the rest of the family aren't much help; will Ken ever get a job, will her designer clad sister even offer to hold a drooling baby and are her two grown children really contemplating moving back home? Cass charts Florence's first year to a backdrop of sibling rivalry, competitive mums and attempting to get her body back off the floor and into some kind of shape.

Jenny Eclair stars with Kevin Eldon and Felicity Montagu.

. By Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo. Jenny stars as Cass, embracing motherhood again at 47.

3Uncle Gwyn's Posthumous Curse

3Uncle Gwyn's Posthumous Curse20101215

. After years of repression, Angharad's lust for the greenkeeper can no longer be contained.

3Uncle Gwyn's Posthumous Curse20101215

Jaci Hughes's arrival has caused all sort of ructions at the Golf Club. For one thing it's stopped raining after twenty years. For another she's revealed her golfer's arms to Riddle, the digusting old greenkeeper, to whom those arms look strangely familiar. Meanwhile, spurred on by sexual jealousy after years of repression matters come to a head for Angharad, so to speak, in Riddle's hut. To make matters worse, Mad Aunty Susan, the lady owner of the Club who looks suspiciously like a rugby prop forward, has gone missing.

Margaret John, otherwise known as Doris in the BBC's comedy Gavin and Stacey, stars as Angharad, Brian Hibbard as Aunty Susan, and comedian Tom Allen as Charles. Lynne Seymour plays Jaci, Lee Mengo is Uncle Gwyn and Howell Evans plays Riddle.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.

. After years of repression, Angharad's lust for the greenkeeper can no longer be contained.

3Village SOS20110824

. By Val McDermid. DCI Bettany's investigation leads her to the village post office.

3Village SOS20110824

By Val McDermid.

On the hunt for Colin Arnott's murderer, DCI Marion Bettany (Helen Baxendale) turns her attention to the village post office, run by terse sub-postmistress Angela Bryman. And Angela's not the only villager who resented Colin's project to turn a deconsecrated chapel into a performing arts centre.

Val McDermid is a multi-award winning crime writer, and creator of TV's Wire in the Blood, which stars Robson Green.

Set in Shilwick, Village SOS is a fictional version of the BBC One series of the same name.

DCI Marion Bettany ..... Helen Baxendale

DS John Hodgson ..... David Seddon

Angela Bryman ..... Lynn Fairbairn

Pamela McIntosh ..... Elaine Claxton

Kai Ling Arnott ..... Liz Sutherland

Tilly Francis ..... Rachel Bavidge

Marcus Francis ..... Adrian Grove

Producer / Director ..... Fiona Kelcher

www.bbc.co.uk/villagesos.

. By Val McDermid. DCI Bettany's investigation leads her to the village post office.

3Villette, Isidore20090805
3Wives and Daughters

3Wives and Daughters20101201

. Molly hears all about the Hamley Brothers while befriending the ailing Mrs Hamley.

3Wives and Daughters20101201

Episode Three

Molly hears all about the Hamley Brothers while becoming a good friend to the ailing Mrs Hamley. She is reunited with her father when he arrives bearing some intriguing news. Elizabeth' Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.

Lily Gaskell . . . . . Deborah McAndrew

Molly Gibson . . . . . Emerald O'Hanrahan

Dr Gibson . . . . . Jamie Newall

Hyacinth Kirkpatrick . . . . . Julia Hills

Lady Cumnor . . . . . Claire Neilson

Dorothy Browning . . . . . Marian Kemmer

Phoebe Browning . . . . . Susan Jeffrey

Mrs Goodenough . . . . . Kate Layden

Coxe . . . . . Henry Devas

Wynne . . . . Iain Batchelor

Bethia/Miss Rose . . . . . Toni Midlane

Squire Hamley . . . . . Paul Greenwood

Mrs Hamley . . . . . Jilly Bond

Roger Hamley . . . . . Gunnar Cauthery

Cynthia . . . . . Maya Barcot

Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild

Notes

Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine. It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society. Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.

Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.

. Molly hears all about the Hamley Brothers while befriending the ailing Mrs Hamley.

3Writing the Century 10 - Tom and Stella20090902
3Writing the Century 11: 1963-1966 - All My Trials20091209
3Writing the Century 12: 1966-1969 - Pleidiol Wyf I'm Gwlad/True To My Land20100210
3Writing the Century 13: Once Upon A Time20100421
3Writing the Century 13: Once Upon A Time20100421

. A chain of events leads to Steven and Gloria finding a flat-share in the city.

3Writing the Century 14: A Burden to Strangers20100728

. Rachel takes a nostalgic trip to her childhood home.

3Writing the Century 14: A Burden to Strangers20100728

Steve Gough's drama based on the diaries of Rachel Minshall, a spirited elderly lady living in the Welsh valleys in the 1980s.

Today: Rachel takes a nostalgic trip to her childhood home.

Rachel . . . . . Margaret John

Jean . . . . . Menna Trussler

Jenny . . . . . Bethan Walker

Tom . . . . . Bernard Lloyd

Mrs Lyons . . . . . Jennifer Hill

Curate . . . . . Mark Carey

Original music composed by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Produced and Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

. Rachel takes a nostalgic trip to her childhood home.

3Writing the Century 15: A Desolate Bravery

3Writing the Century 15: A Desolate Bravery20101110

. David Rowlands joins soldiers crossing Serb lines to collect displaced Muslims.

3Writing the Century 16: The Iron Curtain20110504

. With Knut and Paula working in different cities, they are forced to consider their future.

3Writing the Century 16: The Iron Curtain20110504

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people, returns with "The Iron Curtain" by Nell Leyshon. The drama is inspired by the diaries of Paula Kirby, who went to teach English in East Germany in the 1980s, and her correspondence with paediatric surgeon Knut Löffler.

With Knut working in Rostock and Paula teaching at the University in Dresden, they are forced to consider their future. The situation intensifies as Paula's return to the UK draws near.

Cast

Paula ...... Charlotte Emmerson

Knut ...... Jonathan Keeble

Ulrike ...... Clare Louise Connolly

Mr Graham ...... David Seddon

Directed by Susan Roberts.

. With Knut and Paula working in different cities, they are forced to consider their future.

3Writing the Century 16: Three Women Across the Century

3Writing the Century 16: Three Women Across the Century20110126

. Catherine Thackray tries to make sense of a strange and moving event in her mother's life.

3Writing the Century 18: The Camel Hospital20111109

. Peace is declared in Egypt. But conflict erupts between Ray and Sara.

3Writing the Century 18: The Camel Hospital20111109

The Camel Hospital - Episode 3

Sara Wilson was a V.A.D (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse posted to Egypt in January 1918.

Peace is declared in Egypt, but conflict erupts between Ray and Sara when he declares his love for her.

Sara ...... Rebecca Callard

Amelia .... Verity-May Henry

Ray ..... Jake Norton

Matron ...... Olwen May

Research Consultant - Professor Alison Fell

Directed by Pauline Harris

Professor Alison Fell has published several articles and chapters on women and the First World War. She is the co-editor with Christine Hallett of Visions and Revisions:.

. Peace is declared in Egypt. But conflict erupts between Ray and Sara.

3Writing the Century 1948-1953: Starting From Scratch20090311
3Writing the Century 920090603
3Writing the Century: 1946-1948 - Out of the Ashes20090107

. With no word from Leslie, Ischi starts going to dances hosted by the occupying forces.

4A Domestic, Petition

4A Domestic, Petition20110310

. Mariola finds herself caught up in a minefield: a litigious divorce between two lawyers.

4A Domestic, Petition20110310

A Cleaner hears everything, sees everything, and yet no one pays her any attention. As Olivier and Kim's marriage falters, Mariola sees signs and clues everywhere. Money hidden in a shoebox. A shot gun in the cellar. But to what extent is she watching the breakup, and to what extent precipitating it? And how far will Mariola go to recover the family she has lost? To the brink of madness or a tragic crime?

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Episode 4: Petition

As Olivier moves out of the marital home, Mariola finds herself cleaning for him and his wife, and soon caught up in a domestic minefield: a litigious divorce between two lawyers

Mariola ..... Lydia Leonard

Olivier ..... Neil Stuke

Karen ..... Clare Lawrence-Moody

Dr Kevin Rorty ..... Sean Baker

Anna ..... Christine Kavanagh

Elena .....Sally Orrock

Russell ..... Deeivya Meir

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

. Mariola finds herself caught up in a minefield: a litigious divorce between two lawyers.

4A Farewell to Arms20110804

. Frederic has to go back to the war, and Catherine gives him some parting news.

4A Farewell to Arms20110804

Ernest Hemingway's greatest novel of love and war, dramatised by Stephen Keyworth. 4/10 Frederic has to go back to the war, and Catherine gives him some parting news.

Cast

Frederic ..... Patrick Kennedy

Catherine ..... Morven Christie

Major ..... James Lailey

Gage ..... Susie Riddell

Van Campen ..... Jane Whittenshaw

Ettore ..... Simon Bubb

Shopkeeper ..... Alex Tregear

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

. Frederic has to go back to the war, and Catherine gives him some parting news.

4A Kind Of Loving20100715

. Vic feels his mother's disapproval and gets involved in a fight at work.

4A Kind Of Loving20100715

A Kind Of Loving

by Stan Barstow

dramatised by Diana Griffiths

4/10

Iconic Modern Classic set in 1960 Yorkshire. Vic's relationship with Ingrid is becoming more passionate and he chooses to overlook her shallow side. He feels his mother's disapproval and he gets involved in a fight at work.

Vic Brown...Lee Ingleby

Ingrid Rothwell...Rebecca Callard

David/Conroy...Conrad Nelson

Chris...Deborah McAndrew

Mrs Brown...Kate Layden

Althorpe... Seamus O'Neill

Produced/Directed by Pauline Harris

Compelling, poignant and humorous account of twenty year old Vic Brown's infatuation for Ingrid which develops into an emotional crises. This is the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the book which was first published in July 1960.

For further details see episode one 12 July.

. Vic feels his mother's disapproval and gets involved in a fight at work.

4A Small Town Murder20081218
4A Small Town Murder20081218

. Jacqui is convinced that she has caught the killer and makes an arrest.

4A Small Town Murder, series 220100408
4A Small Town Murder, series 220100408

. Would Richard Barnes have killed himself if, as everyone says, he'd never been happier?

4A Small Town Murder, series 3

4A Small Town Murder, series 320110106

. DC Jackie Hartwell is now totally convinced George Brant killed his daughter.

4A Small Town Murder, series 320110106

Written by Scott Cherry.

Family Liaison Officer, DC Jackie Hartwell, is now totally convinced George Brant killed his daughter.

Cast:

DC Jackie Hartwell ..... Meera Syal

DI Sanders ..... Matthew Marsh

Sylvia Brant ..... Susan Brown

George Brant ..... Roderick Smith

Rachel ..... Sian Brooke

Produced and directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

. DC Jackie Hartwell is now totally convinced George Brant killed his daughter.

4About Love, The Lady with the Little Dog20100128
4Absent, Reality20100225
4All Passion Spent20090122
4An Unsuitable Attachment20100429
4An Unsuitable Attachment20100429

. Everyone goes off to their Christmas retreats, but Rupert is no nearer making up his mind.

4Ancient Mysteries20110512

. A series of monologues adapted from conversations with dementia sufferers.

4Ancient Mysteries20110512

A series of monologues adapted from two books, 'Ancient Mysteries' and 'Tell Mrs Mill her husband is still dead' (compiled, edited and published by David Clegg).

They are adapted from interviews in which dementia sufferers recall their lives. The pieces are funny, sad, moving and mysterious in what they say about the human spirit and mind.

Read by Rosie Cavaliero, Sian Phillips and Amelia Bullmore

Sound Engineer: Tom Jenkins

Produced by Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

. A series of monologues adapted from conversations with dementia sufferers.

4Au Pairs20090910
4Aubrey's Brief Lives, Hardened by Degrees20081127

. The book is published, but disaster strikes.

4Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011, Sredni Vashtar20110616

. Adapted by Sean Grundy. Vile celebrity chef Van Cheele meets his match.

4Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011, Sredni Vashtar20110616

Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011

Original stories by Saki (H.H Munro)

Adapted by Sean Grundy

Beasts on the Lawn is a collection of Edwardian short stories by Saki (H.H Munro) recycled and restaged in a modern day gated community for the far too wealthy for their own good. The tales are woven together by the character of Clovis, a security guard. She recalls the events of strange days and long nights.

Episode Four: Gabriel Ernest

Unpleasant celebrity chef Van Cheele has made quite a name for himself with his particular brand of nasty cooking. One day he finds a filthy naked teenager sunbathing in his large garden on the Munro Estate. The boy claims to enjoy hunting animals and also occasionally humans on the estate. Van Cheele believes that this is a prank by a fellow celebrity chef, but soon discovers that he's truly met his match.

Cast:

Clovis.............................Pippa Haywood

Gabriel Ernest.......................Carl Prekopp

Van Cheele..............................Ed Weeks

Ewa Ptorovisch......................Dolly Wells

Jeff the Man..................Malcolm Hamilton

Director: Alison Crawford.

. Adapted by Sean Grundy. Vile celebrity chef Van Cheele meets his match.

4Beyond Black, Death of a Princess20100304

. Princess Diana's fatal crash means a busy time for Alison and her fellow psychics.

4Beyond Black, Death of a Princess20100304

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4Chronicles of Ait - Echo Beach

4Chronicles of Ait - Echo Beach20110303

. Linus begins to think Naomi's version of events may contain some truth.

4Chronicles of Ait - Echo Beach20110303

Written by Michael Butt.

Following a disturbing vision, Naomi (Amanda Drew) gives Linus (Greg Wise) a different slant on events in the family history, raising Linus' doubts about Alice (Indira Varma.)

Echo Beach is the second story from the Chronicles of Ait to come to Radio 4, connected to the first tale only by the location and the names of its two main characters.

Cast:

Linus Scott ..... Greg Wise

Alice Pyper ..... Indira Varma

Naomi Pyper ..... Amanda Drew

Jonathan ..... Jonathan Keeble

Ben ..... Simon J Williamson

Agnes ..... Patience Tomlinson

Robert ..... Jonathan Keeble

Producer/Director John Taylor

A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 4.

. Linus begins to think Naomi's version of events may contain some truth.

4Craven20091001
4Daunt and Dervish20090402
4Dear Mr Spectator20090115
4Dear Mr Spectator20090115

. Encouraged by Mr Spectator and Kitty, Gilbert buys some new-fangled Perspective Glasses.

4Dear Mr Spectator, series 220100819

. Ned gets more than he bargains for at the Royal Exchange.

4Dear Mr Spectator, series 220100819

Returning for a second series, the nation's favourite agony uncle - Mr. Spectator - continues to offer his wit and wisdom on the morals and manners of his countrymen in his daily writings; but who exactly is this mysterious Spectator, and why does everyone want to find him all of a sudden?

London. 1710. Nothing changes under the sun. Political upheaval, national debt, spin; and, in the midst of it all, eager, naive young Ned Dempsey, just arrived in the Capital and determined to make his way in the big city.

With Britain in debt to the tune of nine million pounds, Chief Minister and Lord of the Treasury, Robert Harley, has a plan to raise the funds the country so desperately needs: a little idea called the South Sea Company. However, he requires public support to get his Bill through Parliament and to do that he needs someone influential to speak out in support of his scheme. Someone with the ear of the country, someone people respect, someone people turn to, listen to, obey. Someone like Mr. Spectator!

Enlisting the aid of Palace paper-boy Ned, Harley determines to track down the elusive Mr. Spectator in order to convince him to come out in support of the Bill before it goes before the House on Friday.

Embarking on a quest to discover the identity of London's most spectral of citizens, Ned scours the 'Spectator's' daily publications for a clue to his prey's whereabouts. Pursuing hints and clues through a world of clubs, coffee-houses, theatres and booksellers; from lowly taverns to the Royal Palace itself, Ned is swept along in a mercenary world of spin and manipulation. Is anyone really who they seem? Does everything and everyone have their price?

Can Ned unmask Mr. Spectator before time - and Harley's patience - runs out?

Adapted from Addison & Steele's 'Spectator' essays by Elizabeth Kuti.

Mr. Spectator ..... Benjamin Whitrow

Ned Dempsey ..... Bryan Dick

Harley ..... David Schofield

Abigail ..... Christina Cole

Queen Anne ..... Jemma Redgrave

Anne Baldwin ..... Claire Rushbrook

Defoe ..... Sam Dale

Aunt Maude ..... Stella McCusker

Opera Singer ..... David Revels

Other parts played by: Seainin Brennan, Niall Cusack, Paul Kennedy, Marty Maguire and Charlie Niblock-Hamill.

. Ned gets more than he bargains for at the Royal Exchange.

4Degrees Of Separation, Twins20091015
4Diary of an On-Call Girl, The Unfair Sex20090618
4Dickens in London, The Uncommercial Traveller20120209

. Dickens has achieved success, but he walks the streets at night because he cannot sleep.

4Dickens in London, The Uncommercial Traveller20120209

by Michael Eaton

Almost a decade on and Dickens is still night walking. But now it is because he can no longer sleep. His attitude towards the city has transformed: 'London is a vile place, I sincerely believe I see that great heavy canopy lowering over the housetops... the meanness of Regent Street...the abortive ugliness of Trafalgar Square...London is shabby by daylight, shabbier by gaslight.' Based upon his statement: 'Personal'- written in June 1858 - and The Uncommercial Traveller essays: His General Line Of Business; City of London Churches; The City of the Absent; Shy Neighbourhoods; Night Walks and Two views of a Cheap Theatre - written in 1860.

Cast

The Uncommercial Traveller ..... Alex Jennings

Catherine Dickens..... Jane Whittenshaw

Boy ..... Hugo Docking

Steerforth ..... Stuart McLoughlin

Policeman..... Brian Bowles

Waitress ..... Alex Tregear

Confectioner ..... Sean Baker

Music by Neil Brand

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

. Dickens has achieved success, but he walks the streets at night because he cannot sleep.

4Disconnected20111020

. After the CAFCAS meeting, Ray begins to believe that access to Ellie will never be granted

4Disconnected20111020

By Richard Monks

4 of 5.

Following the meeting with Ellie at the CAFCAS offices, Ray is beginning to believe that access to Ellie will never be granted. But Annie has other ideas.

Ray .... Paul Copley

Rachel.....Julia Ford

Ellie.....Grace Clarke

Annie.....Paula Wilcox

Alex.....Simon Bubb

Judge.....Jane Whittenshaw

Solicitor.....Alun Raglan

Volunteer/Operator.....Elaine Claxton.

. After the CAFCAS meeting, Ray begins to believe that access to Ellie will never be granted

4Dusty Answer20100902

. Romance rears its head - but which of the cousins is it to be?

4Dusty Answer20100902

Rosamund Lehmann's first novel Dusty Answer records the education of Judith Earle, the only child of an academic father and socialite mother. Judith grew up in the seclusion of a large riverside house in the Thames Valley. The house next door is occupied from time to time by the Fyfe family whose children - cousins Charlie, Roddy, Julian and Martin drift in and out of her life.

Part Four Judith is invited to a picnic with Julian and Martin, and Roddy takes her for a trip in a canoe. Romance rears its head ...but which of the cousins is it to be ?

DUSTY ANSWER by Rosamund Lehmann dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw

Narrator ...................................Julia Hills

Judith......................................Rosina Carbone

Roddy......................................Brodie Ross

Martin......................................Oliver Gomm

Julian.......................................Tom Ferguson

Mamma ...................................Melissa Jane Sinden

Directed by Susan Roberts.

. Romance rears its head - but which of the cousins is it to be?

4Ethan Frome20120119

. Ethan becomes determined to escape his marriage and run away with Mattie.

4Ethan Frome20120119

by Edith Wharton

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Ethan becomes determined

to escape his marriage and runaway

with Mattie.

Ethan Frome ..... Dominic Mafham

Mattie ..... Jessica Raine

Zeena ..... Laurel Lefkow

Edith Wharton .... Fenella Woolgar

Directed by Sally Avens

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love with Mattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in an accompanying play 'The Jinx Element' that transmits on Saturday 21st January and explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.

. Ethan becomes determined to escape his marriage and run away with Mattie.

4Falco: Poseidons Gold20090521
4Far Pavilions

4Far Pavilions20110203

. Having discovered his true identity, Ashok, now Ashton, yearns to return to India.

4Far Pavilions20110203

M M Kaye's epic of love and war, dramatised by Rukhsana Ahmad. Having discovered his true identity, Ashok, now Ashton, is educated in England - but he yearns to return to India.

Narrator ..... Vineeta Rishi

Ashok/Ashton ..... Blake Ritson

Gulbaz ..... Kaleem Janjua

Zarin ..... Chris Simpson

Anderson ..... Sean Baker

Belinda ..... Leah Brotherhead

George ..... Lloyd Thomas

Mrs Harlowe ..... Christine Kavanagh

Mrs Viccary ..... Joanna Monro

Lily ..... Claire Harry

Uncle Matthew ..... Sam Dale

Directed by Marc Beeby and Jessica Dromgoole.

. Having discovered his true identity, Ashok, now Ashton, yearns to return to India.

4Five Wedding Dresses, Janey's Big Day20090820
4Giant Ladies That Changed the World20110915

. Little Dorrit is encouraged by Emily Wilding Davison and throws bricks on Oxford Street.

4Giant Ladies That Changed the World20110915

The award-winning National Theatre of Brent aka Desmond Olivier Dingle and Raymond Box present the entire epic struggle of the Suffragettes or the Giant Ladies as they was also known. In other words the fight for ladies to have the vote so they can vote like we do today.

This is their historic story. Told over a single week in five hard-hitting and historically researched historic episodes.

Giant Ladies That Changed The World is written and performed by the National Theatre of Brent, who are Patrick Barlow and John Ramm.

Little Dorrit is encouraged by Emily Wilding Davison and throws bricks on Oxford Street.

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Little Dorrit is encouraged by Emily Wilding Davison and throws bricks on Oxford Street.

4Heartburn20090226
4HighLites20120216

. Bev squares up to the local vicar, Harriet, in her quest for succour.

4HighLites20120216

by Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding.

4/5 Bev squares up to the local vicar, Harriet, in her quest for succour.

Cast

Bev ..... Lorraine Ashbourne

Shirley ..... Rosie Cavaliero

John ..... Carl Prekopp

Harriet ..... Adjoa Andoh

Wendy ..... Victoria Inez Hardy

Nigel ..... Simon Bubb

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

. Bev squares up to the local vicar, Harriet, in her quest for succour.

4How Does That Make You Feel? - Series 220111124

. Philip reveals his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk, to a shopping channel.

4How Does That Make You Feel? - Series 220111124

In this the 2nd series of How Does that Make you Feel we revisit a group of people, who share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives. As therapists go, Martha is reasonably compassionate, but deep down she's losing patience. It seems all her clients want to be something they are not, and it's driving them and her, out of their minds?

There's Richard Fallon MP, (Roger Allam) who's convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and a wife who lost all patience with him 20 years ago.

Caroline, (Rebecca Saire) who thinks her child's a genius with an IQ way off the scale. She is worried that instead of following the path of celebrity, her daughter may go on to study mere physics thereby consigning her and more importantly Caroline to a life of unbearable ordinariness.

There's Philip, who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel - but who's new girlfriend is 30 years his junior and clearly on the make.

And Howard, (Tim McInnerny) a chef who's son, Aaron, (Adam Billington) though 33 is still trying to get a band off the ground, whilst looming resentfully over their lives, upstairs in the back bedroom.

It's painfully funny but it doesn't look as though it will end well for any of them.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (the life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and wrote 2 episodes of the mini-series Downtown Abbey ITV.

Cast:

Roger - Roger Allam

Caroline - Rebecca Saire

Philip / Howard - Tim McInnerny

Martha- Frances Tomelty

Aaron - Adam Billington

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

. Philip reveals his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk, to a shopping channel.

4How Does That Make You Feel? (Ordinary's Not Enough), Philip and Rose20100204
4Hysteria

4Hysteria20100923

HYSTERIA by Steve Chambers

There's been another prostiture murdered and Denise doesn't know whether there is any trust left in their marriage.

Denise .... Christine Kavanagh

Phil .... Michael Hodgson

Kath .... Celia Hewitt

Sheree .... Colleen Prendergast

Jimmy .... Sean Baker

John .... Jude Akuwudike

Nurse .... Sally Orrock

Policemen .... Michael Shelford & Tony Bell

Director: David Hunter.

. Denise doesn't know whether there is any trust left in her marriage.

4Imaginary Friends20110714

. Verena, leader of the Truth Seekers, seems to have lost her way.

4Imaginary Friends20110714

By Alison Lurie. Dramatised by Melissa Murray

4/10

Verena, leader of the Truth Seekers, seems to have lost her way. Her aunt Elsie has persuaded professor Tom McCann to speak to her. But McCann has an agenda of his own.

Roger ... Jonathan Forbes

McCann ... Nathan Osgood

Elsie ... Barbara Barnes

Verena ... Alex Tregear

Bill ... Peter Polycarpou

Mrs Munger ... Jane Whittenshaw

Directed by Marc Beeby.

. Verena, leader of the Truth Seekers, seems to have lost her way.

4Incredible Women20110519

. Rebecca Front and brother Jeremy find out what drives arctic explorer Kate Wilkie.

4Incredible Women20110519

Rebecca Front (The Thick of It, Nighty Night, The Day Today) stars in this series about five extraordinary and unforgettable characters in Incredible Women.

In each programme less-than-intrepid interviewer Jeremy spends one night in the home of each of his interviewees. On their territory, he asks about their personal histories, plus we discover some very odd things about the way they live their daily lives. These 'actuality' interviews are interspersed with interviews Jeremy has done with people who have been 'affected' in one way or another by the central character of each episode.

In today's episode, Jeremy meets Kate Wilkie, now aged 37, who shot to fame at the age of 12 when she accompanied her father on a polar expedition and saved his life...in a very macabre way.

Utterly driven since childhood, this programme tries to uncover the truth behind her fearless ambition. As she talks, we discover that Kate has an extremely literal view of the world. She can happily talk about polar equipment and preparation for the next expedition till the cows come home... but not much else. Music-wise, she listens to Celine Dion...but nothing else. And we discover she's just signed up Brian Blessed for her next expedition.

However, dark rumours have spread about how her tastes have developed during her various cross-polar expeditions.

. Rebecca Front and brother Jeremy find out what drives arctic explorer Kate Wilkie.

4Journey to Starlight Mountain20111117

. Mia is called unexpectedly to the headmaster's office.

4Journey to Starlight Mountain20111117

by Sarah Daniels. Mia is called unexpectedly to the Headmaster's office.

Prepare to laugh and cry with one of the highlights of the BBC Children in Need appeal this week. The charity has collaborated with BBC Radio Four to produce this truly heart-warming new drama by acclaimed writer Sarah Daniels and all-star cast.

The story is inspired by one of the projects funded by BBC Children in Need, the Siblings Project at Bluebell Wood Hospice for Children near Sheffield, which supports the siblings of children with life-limiting conditions.

An extraordinarily moving, funny and truthful story about how love really can be stronger than death.

Cast

Mia Parker...Sydney Wade

Emma Parker...Nicola Miles-Wildin

Lucy Hawkins...Gaynor Faye

Mercedes...Martha Godber

Steve Parker...John Godber

Jules Parker...Amy Beth Hayes

Mr Golden...James Weaver

Writer...Sarah Daniels

Music composed and performed by Lawrence Williams

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery

If you're inspired by the work that Children in Need does and would like to donate, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/donate/.

. Mia is called unexpectedly to the headmaster's office.

4Kiss Kiss, Mrs Bixby & The Colonel's Coat

4Kiss Kiss, Mrs Bixby & The Colonel's Coat20110414

. Charles Dance narrates a comic tale of adultery. With Kerry Shale and Lorelei King.

4Kiss Kiss, Mrs Bixby & The Colonel's Coat20110414

Charles Dance leads the cast as the urbane Storyteller in dramatisations of five classic tales by Roald Dahl, taken from the anthology, Kiss, Kiss. Bizarre and amusing by turns, these black comedies are justly famous for their surprise endings.

The stories show Dahl at the height of his powers as a writer of adult fiction, and are characterized by their deliciously cynical view of human nature and the relish with which they punish the charlatans, bullies and schemers who inhabit their world.

In Mrs Bixby & The Colonel's Coat, Mrs Bixby - wife of a dull, New York dentist - is having an affair with a wealthy playboy known as the Colonel. When he decides to end their relationship, the Colonel gives her a mink coat as a keepsake. Realizing that her husband will wonder where she acquired such an expensive gift, Mrs Bixby devises an ingenious plan to explain it away....

Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan

Cast:

Storyteller........Charles Dance

Mrs Bixby / Miss Pulteney........Lorelei King

Bixby / Colonel /

Wilkins / Pawnbroker......Kerry Shale

Producer/Director: David Blount

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Charles Dance narrates a comic tale of adultery. With Kerry Shale and Lorelei King.

4Ladies of Letters Crunch Credit20090507
4Ladies of Letters Go Crackers

4Ladies of Letters Go Crackers20101230

. Prunella Scales and Anne Reid in festive fun. By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman.

4Ladies of Letters Go Crackers20101230

Prunella Scales and Anne Reid star in this fractious festive 11th series of the Radio 4 comedy favourite Ladies of Letters. By Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield.

Vera's daughter Karen tries to get Vera and Irene back on speaking terms after their vitriolic falling out.

Vera ... Anne Reid

Irene ... Prunella Scales

Karen ... Mia Soteriou

Directed by Liz Webb.

. Prunella Scales and Anne Reid in festive fun. By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman.

4Lady Audley's Secret20090423
4Leaving Normal20100610
4Legacy: Blood in the Mountains20110707

. Dan and Rachel must think creatively if they are to get their percentage.

4Legacy: Blood in the Mountains20110707

When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune. Their quest leads them to uncover a broken family and a terrible secret.

Henry Gaunt died leaving a sizeable estate but no Will. Dan and Rachel have discovered that ninety four year old Eric Beatty is the rightful heir to the estate but with Eric's refusal to accept the estate and Eric's daughter Jo desperate to get her hands on the inheritance Dan and Rachel must think creatively if they are to get their percentage.

DAN.....William Ash

RACHEL.....Claire Keelan

YOUNG ERIC.....Tom Hughes

GEORGE.....Stephen Hoyle

JO.....Eithne Brown

REEVES / BENNY.....Russell Richardson

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

. Dan and Rachel must think creatively if they are to get their percentage.

4Legacy: High Green Walls20111215

. Dan and Rachel's quest leads them to a heartbreaking discovery.

4Legacy: High Green Walls20111215

Cath Staincliffe's drama series returns with High Green Walls. When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune.

Their quest to find out what happened to deceased artist Susie P's twin sister Barbara leads them to a heartbreaking discovery.

DAN....William Ash

RACHEL.....Claire Keelan

SUSAN.....Ellie Meigan Rose

MR WHITE ..Malcolm Raeburn

MR COTTESLOE.....Jonathan Keeble

CLERK/ KELLY.....Fiona Clarke

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

. Dan and Rachel's quest leads them to a heartbreaking discovery.

4Liam, The Truth20090917
4Mrs Tolstoy, Vanichka20100812

. Leo is cold and formal with Sofya. She is increasingly attracted to a portly pianist.

4Mrs Tolstoy, Vanichka20100812

By Stephen Wakelam.

Vanichka: Leo Tolstoy is cold and formal with his wife, Sofya. She is increasingly attracted to a portly pianist who has come to the country for the summer.

In his fifties the great writer Leo Tolstoy has a spiritual crisis and converts to Christianity. He stops sleeping with his wife. They have ten children. Taking the vows of poverty and chastity literally Tolstoy wants to give everything away but Sofya has a large family to feed. This is the woman who transcribed 'War and Peace' six times and who fights off rivals on daily basis for a place at his side. For forty eight years, the Tolstoys tormented each other with love and hate. Ian McDiarmid and Haydn Gwynne star in this portrait of a tempestuous marriage.

Sofya Tolstoy ... Haydn Gwynne

Leo Tolstoy ... Ian McDiarmid

Chertkov ... Paul Ritter

Taneev ... Sam Dale

Vanya Tolstoy ... James Warner

Directed by Claire Grove.

. Leo is cold and formal with Sofya. She is increasingly attracted to a portly pianist.

4My Mad Grandad20091231
4Old Peter's Russian Tales, The Stolen Turnips20081225
4Old Peter's Russian Tales, The Stolen Turnips20081225

. Broad and Long share a meagre existence until their turnips are stolen.

4Once More with Feeling20110602

. Les picks up with Elaine where he left off 25 years ago - and gets dumped again.

4Once More with Feeling20110602

By Kieran Prendiville. A comedy drama set in the no-prisoners world of northern social clubs.

Its protagonist is Les Bone, a plumber who once came within sniffing distance of the big time when his band Nuclear Dump went mega.....without him.

And now, twenty five years down the line, still unlucky in love, single-parent Les has been tossed a second chance. His kids have a boyband (even if one of them is a girl) and they're a boy short for an upcoming tour of south Yorkshire, one of the hardest enclaves in clubland.

After a disastrous performance, the band is paid off. Les picks up with Elaine where he left off twenty five years ago - and gets dumped again.

Cast:

Les ..... Paul Copley

Sheila ...... Belinda Everett

Elaine ...... Blue Merrick

Denny ...... Christian Rodska

Chris ...... Harry Hepple

Alan/Scotch Billy ..... Rob Hudson

Kevin ..... Brogan West

Troy ..... James Baxter

Kimberly/Nurse ..... Joan Walker

Compere ..... Kieran Prendiville

Producer/Director: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Les picks up with Elaine where he left off 25 years ago - and gets dumped again.

4Our Mutual Friend20091112
4Out of Africa, Icarus20110428

. Karen and Denys indulge in two of their favourite pursuits: shooting lions and flying.

4Out of Africa, Icarus20110428

By Karen Blixen.

Dramatised by Judith Adams

Episode 4 : Icarus

Soon after Karen Blixen relocates to East Africa, she finds herself alone in a foreign land with the enormous responsibility of trying to operate a successful coffee plantation. In order to accomplish this, she must get to know the land and the East Africans who work for and with her. In the process, she learns more about herself.

Karen and Denys indulge in two of their favourite pursuits - shooting lions and flying in Denys's plane over Africa. Such is their love of the country, they decide that they would like to be buried on a ridge overlooking the Ngong hills.

Karen Blixen ..... Emma Fielding

Denys Finch-Hatton ..... Tom Goodman-Hill

Ismael ..... Jude Akuwudike

Kamante .... Beru Tessema

Farah ..... Maynard Eziashi

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

. Karen and Denys indulge in two of their favourite pursuits: shooting lions and flying.

4Paradise Place

4Paradise Place20101125

. Handyman Adrian comes up with a plan for Jaz's education.

4Paradise Place20101125

In the fourth of Amanda Whittington's linked plays set in a shared house in Bristol, inspired by Woman's Hour listeners' stories and experiences of desire, Ella has put teenager Jaz to work in the garden with handyman Adrian in an attempt to help her through a difficult time. Adrian's troubled past has left him longing to prove himself, and when he and Jaz develop an unlikely friendship, he starts making plans for Jaz's education which cause a clash with the rest of the household. Meanwhile, Ella tries to stop thinking about Jules, who is in Manchester and not returning her calls.

Ella: Kath Rogers

Adrian: Malcolm Hamilton

Jaz: Nicola Miles-Wildin

Jules: Robert Gwilym

Director: Sara Davies.

. Handyman Adrian comes up with a plan for Jaz's education.

4Picnic at Hanging Rock

4Picnic at Hanging Rock20100916

The situation at Appleyard College is worsening as worried parents withdraw pupils. The negative publicity continues and Mrs. Appleyard becomes more and more grim. When Michael and Irma come round, neither can offer any more information, to the dismay of the police and Mrs Appleyard. Before she leaves for Europe, Irma pays a last visit to her school fellows with disastrous results.

Narrator ..... Penny Downie

Mrs Appleyard ..... Fenella Woolgar

Mademoiselle ..... Elizabeth Boag

Sara ..... Celeste Wong

Irma ..... Anna Skellern

Edith ..... Andi Snelling

Miss Lumley ..... Lauren St Paul

Michael ..... Nicholas Banks

Sound design: Eloise Whitmore

Original music: Jon Rose

Script editor: Helen Meller

March of the Men of Harlech played by Amanda Dalton.

Participation from Year 12 students of Springwood High, New South Wales.

Producer/Director: Polly Thomas

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

. Irma is recovered but the situation at Appleyard College begins to spiral out of control.

4Possession20111222

. Mortimer Cropper, a collector of Ash memorabilia from Harmony City, New Mexico, is in town

4Possession20111222

Roland Michell, an academic research assistant, is completing some work in the London Library, when he comes across two unfinished letters written by the Victorian Poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Theses letters have obviously not been found by anyone else and they are not to his wife but to an unknown woman. Roland, whose entire academic life has been devoted to studying Ash, decides, recklessly to pocket the letters and try to determine exactly who they were written to.

This is the beginning of a quest that will change literary history and with the help of a feminist literary scholar Maud Bailey, they are determined to find out the truth behind these letters. Certain other characters hear about the letters and are eager to get their hands on them for their own financial gain and will do so, by any means necessary, and so the chase begins.

Mortimer Cropper, a collector of Ash memorabilia from Harmony City, New Mexico is in town. Will Roland manage to keep his secret away from Cropper's clutches.

Written by A S Byatt. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Cast:

Maud ...... Jemma Redgrave

Roland ...... Harry Hadden-Paton

Ash ....... James d'arcy

Lamotte ..... Rachael Stirling

Blackadder ..... Bill Paterson

Cropper ..... Matthew Marsh

George ...... Kenneth Cranham

Joan ....... Joanna David

Beatrice Nest ...... Stella Gonet

Euan ...... Nicholas Boulton

Fergus ...... Jonjo O'Neil

Hildebrand ..... Robert Portal

Val ...... Laura Pyper

Leonora .... Lorelei King

Raoul/Toby Byng .... Sam Dale

Mrs Wapshott/Mrs Cammish/Mrs lees ..... Jane Whittenshaw

Beth/PA/Mrs Judge/Librarian ...... Rachel Atkins

Girl ...... Sylvie Goodwin

Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

. Mortimer Cropper, a collector of Ash memorabilia from Harmony City, New Mexico, is in town

4Reading Between the Lines20090212
4Restless20090409
4Ruthless20120112

. Ruth discovers that one of her colleagues is not quite what they seem.

4Ruthless20120112

A light-hearted look at the world of Personal Assistants and office intrigue from the creator of Channel 4's Teachers, Tim Loane.

Ruth Brown arrives for her first day at a busy management consultancy and is thrown into a world of corporate jargon and menial and mind numbing tasks, all topped off with an unhealthy dollop of executive stress and a smidgen of scandal!

Hired to urgently plug a gap, Ruth is thrust into the life of a corporate PA alongside co-workers Tanya, Michelle and Beatrice. The real beating heart of the company, the PAs attend to the whims of the company CEO Oliver Carlton and keep the corporate plates spinning. However, with the consultancy undergoing an 'efficiency' assessment due to its record levels of stress-related illness, the atmosphere is anything but relaxed. Trying to settle in to her first week as a PA on the 'top floor', Ruth's interest is also piqued by the conflicting stories surrounding the fate of her predecessor Ingrid. What is the secret her colleagues are so keen to keep hidden?

As she begins uncovers a web of secrets, and scandal and as the stress levels rise, can Ruth learn to play her co-workers at their own game, and win?

With Olivia Hallinan as Ruth, the cast includes Joe Armstrong, Charles Edwards, Claire Rushbrook, Olivia Poulet, Gillian Kearney, Miche Doherty and Seainin Breannan.

A writer, director and actor, Tim Loane's screenwriting credits include the comedy films Out of The Deep Pan (BBC), Reversals (ITV) and he was creator and lead writer of the Bafta-nominated Teachers for Channel 4. He wrote the four-part conspiracy thriller Proof 2 (RTE), the three-part family drama serial Little Devil (ITV) and the 2009 updating of 80's television classic Minder (Channel 5). A co-founder of Northern Ireland's Tinderbox Theatre Company, his stage plays include Caught Red Handed and To Be Sure while he also directed the 1997 Oscar nominated short film Dance Lexie Dance. For radio he was written the inner-city thriller The Tunnel and the post-ceasefire ensemble comedy I can see clearly.

. Ruth discovers that one of her colleagues is not quite what they seem.

4Sacred Hearts, Fever20090702
4Sarah Siddons: Life in Five Sittings20100415
4Sarah Siddons: Life in Five Sittings20100415

. Tom invites Sarah to sit for him immediately after the death of her daughter.

4Scumdog Millionaires20091217
4Second Honeymoon, Chaos20110929

. Edie's dream about the house being full again did not have long queues for the bathroom!

4Second Honeymoon, Chaos20110929

SECOND HONEYMOON

By Joanna Trollope

Dramatised in five episodes by Rachel Joyce

Episode Four - Chaos

Edie had dreamt about the house being full again but in her daydream there were no long queues for the bathroom!

Edie.............Christine Kavanagh

Russell.........Sam Dale

Vivien...........Liza Sadovy

Matt.............Jonathan Forbes

Rosa............Alex Tregear

Ben..............Simon Bubb

Lazlo............Carl Prekopp

Directed by Tracey Neale

STORY

"Edie put her hand out, took a breath and slowly, slowly pushed open his bedroom door. The room inside looked as if he had never left it" - a mum tries to come to terms with her empty nest but a husband can only think about the second honeymoon that can now begin ...

Joanna Trollope's most heartfelt and enthralling novel has been dramatised into five episodes for Woman's Hour by Rachel Joyce. SECOND HONEYMOON explores what happens when the empty nest is suddenly full again.

Ben is leaving home to move in with his girlfriend. At twenty-two he's the youngest of the family and the last to leave. His mother, Edie, an actress, is distraught. She has defined her life as the necessary cog in her family's lives and suddenly she feels unnecessary and unimportant. Her husband, Russell, an agent, is glad to be freed of daily parental roles and is looking forward to having Edie to himself. Then Edie lands the unexpected lead role in 'Ghosts' by Ibsen and it is then the children begin to make noises about coming home again. Their other son, Matt, is struggling in a relationship in which he achieves and earns less than his girlfriend. His sister, Rosa, is wrestling with debt and the end of a turbulent love affair. Rosa is the first of the Boyd children to think she may have to move back in with her parents - just until she can make ends meet again. Russell is determined to fend her off but things don't quite go according to plan.

This is the empty nest, twenty-first-century style. Grown children going and then wanting to come back again but at a time when their parents should be getting ready for their second honeymoon. The story of two generations struggling with love, careers and parenthood makes for a riveting and funny family drama for Woman's Hour.

THE WRITER

Joanna Trollope, the author of eagerly awaited novels, often centred around the domestic nuances and dilemmas of present-day life, has also written a number of historical novels and 'Britannia's Daughters', a study of women in the British Empire. In 1988 she wrote her first contemporary novel, 'The Choir' and this was followed by a number of hugely successful novels including: 'The Rector's Wife', 'Other People's Children', 'Brother and Sister' and 'Daughters in Law'.

THE DRAMATIST

Rachel Joyce has many radio credits to her name. Her most recent dramatisations for Radio 4 include - 'The Professor', 'The Portrait of a Lady' and 'Villette'. At present she is working on a dramatisation of 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

. Edie's dream about the house being full again did not have long queues for the bathroom!

4Seeing is Believing20090319
4Sherbet Dolls20110421

. Stacey stands up to protestors claiming child exploitation.

4Sherbet Dolls20110421

Sherbet Dolls 4/5

by Karen Brown

An entertaining drama serial exploring the magnetism and expanding phenomena of children's beauty pageants.

Stacey stands up to protestors claiming child exploitation and daughter Olivia wants to go home after losing

in the Casual Category.

Cast

Stacey ...... Naomi Radcliffe

Tony ...... John Thomson

Olivia ...... Shannon Flynn

Jin Lin ..... Shamae Griffin

Lift announcer ..... Melissa Jane Sinden

Pageant Compere ..... Ruth Piggott

Judy ...... Kathryn Hunt

John ..... Seamus O'Neill

Alicia ..... Emma Garrett

Patrick ..... Jake Norton

Director ..... Pauline Harris

Further Info.

The mother Stacey is desperate to break away from the working

class small lancashire town they've all grown up in. In her view, fame holds the key to a sparkling future for the whole family. Tony, the husband and father would rather not take part at all and hopes the plastic tiara and sash are worth all the trouble. In contrast to their world Olivia is trying to finish her school project which involves e-mailing her Chinese pen pal Jin Lee; the Puyang Number 1 Middle School in China has been

twinned with Olivia's school in Lancashire, and they're exchanging e-mails over the weekend. Two children from different cultures both taking part in very different competitions.

. Stacey stands up to protestors claiming child exploitation.

4Singleparentpals.com, The Other Man20091105
4Six Suspects20100107
4So Much For That

4So Much For That20101028

. A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel. How much money is a life worth?

4So Much For That20101028

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar. But just as Shep is about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis reveals that she has cancer. In today's episode, the couple watch their substantial savings rapidly consumed by the exorbitant costs of Glynis' treatment, while their friend Jackson has his own medical worries.

Narrator ..... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep ..... Henry Goodman

Glynis ..... Debora Weston

Carol ..... Elizabeth McGovern

Jackson ..... Stuart Milligan

Flicka ..... Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe ..... Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin. Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End. Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago. Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth McGovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey. Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

. A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel. How much money is a life worth?

4Soloparentpals.com, Emotional Quicksand20100826

. Rosie's love life is in a tangle and Tom is getting cold feet about Siobhan.

4Soloparentpals.com, Emotional Quicksand20100826

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

Episode 4. Emotional Quicksand.

Rosie's love-life is in a tangle and Tom is getting cold feet about Siobhan.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Barb - Alison Pettitt

Bazz - Sam Dale

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago. He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website. Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry. And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory. Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

MAXINE PEAKE's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN. Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

. Rosie's love life is in a tangle and Tom is getting cold feet about Siobhan.

4Soloparentpals.com: Series 3, Plain Tie No Hair Gel20111027

. Rosie is keeping the baby but Tom doesn't know about it yet.

4Soloparentpals.com: Series 3, Plain Tie No Hair Gel20111027

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 4. Plain tie no hair gel.

Rosie is keeping the baby but Tom doesn't know about it yet. And Tom is being interviewed for a job in Manchester but he hasn't told Rosie.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Gill - Jane Whittenshaw

Callum - Keaton Lansley

Director: David Hunter.

. Rosie is keeping the baby but Tom doesn't know about it yet.

4Someone Like You, Dip in the Pool20091224
4The Art of Deception20090625
4The Art of Deception, series 2

4The Art of Deception, series 220101223

. By Philip Palmer. Ballantyne and Jessica arrive in London with the endgame approaching.

4The Art of Deception, series 220101223

by Philip Palmer.

Ballantyne and Jessica arrive in London with the endgame approaching. Who will be the first to make a move?

Daniel Ballantyne ..... David Schofield

Jessica Brown ..... Hattie Morahan

DC Morgan ..... Sally Orrock

Gondolier / Waiter ..... Iain Batchelor

Driected by Toby Swift

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

The return of Daniel Ballantyne: monster and angel, thief and fraud...and genius. He is about to face the challenge of his life. Philip Palmer's compelling serial returns to the Woman's Hour drama.

Daniel Ballantyne is one of the greatest and most successful forgers of all time. He is a rich man. And he is dead.

His 'death', however, is just another forgery - he paid a body double who was dying of cancer to impersonate him. Now, Ballantyne has nothing to fear. He has everything he needs to enjoy a contented and quiet retirement.

But instead, Ballantyne goes out of his way to make enemies. And he does this because he loves the danger. That's his first fatal flaw.

But he has a nemesis. Art expert Jessica Brown - who after writing her book on him knows Ballantyne better than anyone alive - is on his trail.

Ex-copper Andrew Jarrold, released from prison, has intimidated Jessica into finding Ballantyne.

But when Jessica does find Ballantyne, everything changes. For he has a second fatal flaw: Jessica. He duped her once, but only just; and he has come to respect her as an equal. She is the only person in the world he truly cares for.

And together - they are terrifying.

Philip Palmer is an experienced radio dramatist. He also writes for television and his third sci-fi novel, Version 43, was published in October.

. By Philip Palmer. Ballantyne and Jessica arrive in London with the endgame approaching.

4The Beacon, Truth and Lies20100325
4The Beacon, Truth and Lies20100325

. Alone at the farm, May remembers how they learned of Frank's book.

4The Beginning of Spring

4The Beginning of Spring20100930

Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of an English family in Moscow, adapted by Penny Leicester. The winter of 1913 finds Frank Reid, owner of a printing company, abandoned by his wife. Frank Reid is not being helped by his accountant, Selwyn. The English Chaplaincy has a scary resident and now a shop girl is taking on the nannying duties. Lisa, the new nanny, is too beautiful for Frank, even with her plaits cut off.

Narrator: Clare Higgins; Frank: Richard McCabe; Selwyn: David Bamber; Nellie: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse; Dolly: Charlotte Ellis. Other parts played by Sonia Ritter, Rachel Atkins, Samuel Barnet, Richard Bremmer and David Collins. Producer: Tim Dee.

. Lisa, the new nanny, is too beautiful for Frank, even with her plaits cut off.

4The Cloths Of Heaven20100318
4The Cloths Of Heaven20100318

. Daniel discovers the tragic reason for Rachel's uneasy relationship with Kamal.

4The Core20110908

. Five years later, headmistress Sarah and ex-pupil Carly bump into each other in the street

4The Core20110908

By Mike Bartlett. Five years later and headmistress Sarah and ex-pupil Carly bump into each other in the street. Carly is angry and Sarah isn't sure why.

Sarah...Juliet Stevenson

Carly... Alex Tregear

Director Claire Grove.

. Five years later, headmistress Sarah and ex-pupil Carly bump into each other in the street

4The Dead Hour20091022
4The Death of Grass20090305
4The Donor Trail, Terry20100513
4The Gap20110526

. As Heather prepares to go off travelling, the school finances are under scrutiny.

4The Gap20110526

A drama about an Edinburgh family breaking up during their daughter's gap year

by Colin Douglas.

Heather's left school with flying colours. She's off to Ghana for a gap year and then to Oxford. Her brother Fraser is going into second year at Cambridge studying medicine. But just before Heather leaves home her parents, James, a surgeon, and Pippa, a professor of economics have some shocking news - they're splitting up. Suddenly everything's changing for Heather.

As Heather and her friend prepare to go off travelling in Ghana over the Christmas break the school finances are under scrutiny and more staff are leaving.

Cast:

Heather...............................................Kirsty McKay

James.................................................Paul Young

Pippa..................................................Isabella Jarrett

Fraser.................................................Keith McLeish

Janice.................................................Lesley Mackie

Dawn..................................................Lucy Paterson

Hector................................................Alasdair McCrone

Directed by David Ian Neville

Colin Douglas is an award-winning radio & TV writer and novelist with a distinctive voice. His plays for Radio 4 have included: The Life Class; Dress Up And Sing; Moving On & Taking The Waters (all written with Harry Quinn); and Better To Break Your Neck; Today We'll Finish Keats; Smart Boy Wanted; and the series, Safe In Our Hands. He's the author of nine novels including, The Houseman's Tale which he also dramatised as a series for BBC TV.

. As Heather prepares to go off travelling, the school finances are under scrutiny.

4The Girl at the Lion D'Or20090514
4The Help20090723
4The Lady of the Camellias20090205
4The Man in the Wooden Hat20090924
4The Paris Wife, A new friend on the scene

4The Paris Wife, A new friend on the scene20110317

. Paula McLain's fictional memoir told by Hadley, Ernest Hemingway's first wife.

4The Paris Wife, A new friend on the scene20110317

4/5 While Hadley enjoys her new role as a mother, Hemingway is becoming increasingly well-known and admired in the circle of expatriate writers and artists who have made their home in Paris. Hadley's glamorous new friend Pauline introduces them to her fast-living Right Bank crowd, and becomes Hem's champion in his struggle to find a publisher in America. It's not long before Hadley is feeling that despite all her efforts to be a good and loyal wife, once more she's being left on the outside.

Adapted by Sheila Yeger. Directed by Sara Davies

Hadley: Laurel Lefkow

Hemingway: Julian Ovenden

Ezra Pound: Martin Reeve

Gertrude Stein: Kim Hicks

Scott Fitzgerald: Gerard Cooke

Zelda Fitzgerald: Susannah Hampton

Pauline Pfeifer: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse.

. Paula McLain's fictional memoir told by Hadley, Ernest Hemingway's first wife.

4The Pillow Book, series 2 - Fire20090611
4The Pillow Book, series 3

4The Pillow Book, series 320101118

. Shonagon and Yukinari return to uncover another mystery in 10th century Japan.

4The Pillow Book, series 320101118

Set in 10th Century Japan, this is the third thriller inspired by the diaries of Sei Shonagon.

Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return to investigate a murder in the Palace of the Sun Goddess. A favourite of the Emperor is found drowned in a pool in the Palace Gardens. But before Yukinari can investigate, the body is given a ceremonial burial and all trace of the crime washed away by the spring rains.

Yukinari begins to understand the extent of Giasaku's power over the courtiers in the Palace and to imagine the danger that power might have held for some.

By Robert Forrest.

Shonagon - Ruth Gemmell

Yukinari - Mark Bazeley

Empress - Laura Rees

Gisaku - Robin Laing

Tadanobu - Cal Macaninch

Producer - Lu Kemp.

. Shonagon and Yukinari return to uncover another mystery in 10th century Japan.

4The Pillow Book, series 420111103

. The young Emperor has been kidnapped by his nemesis, the bandit king Inokichi.

4The Pillow Book, series 420111103

Episode four in a new series of Robert Forrest's popular thriller, set in 10th century Japan. Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari are reunited for another adventure, this time beyond the safety of the Palace walls.

The young Emperor has disappeared from the Palace into the wilds of Japan, to learn the ways of his people. Mischievous as ever, he has left behind him a challenge addressed to his champion Lieutenant Yukinari, and the detective's associate the Lady Shonagon, to find him.

As the couple travel anonymously through Japan on the trail of the young Emperor, the boy has been kidnapped by his nemesis, the Bandit king, Inokichi. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Yukinari and Lady Shonagon find themselves, and each other, in a secret rose garden.

Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

Written by Robert Forrest.

Shonagon..........Ruth Gemmell

Yukinari ............Cal Macaninch

Emperor............Freddie Rayner

Inokichi.............Gary Lewis

Directed by Lu Kemp.

. The young Emperor has been kidnapped by his nemesis, the bandit king Inokichi.

4The Power of Life and Death, Nice Distinctions

4The Power of Life and Death, Nice Distinctions20101007

When a number of distinguished members of government committees are found dead in suspicious circumstances, it falls to DCI Kate Duncan to discover what the connecting factor is.

Two elderly female patients of Dr Tom Cready - a GP - have been found to have died from experimental drugs which they had not been prescribed. The doctor was a critic of the NHS's prescription policy and it has emerged that the two dead women served on drug-licensing committees. DCI Kate Duncan is urgently returning to interview Dr Cready.

Mark Lawson's deftly plotted murder-mystery gets to grips with a major concern at the heart of our cash-strapped NHS: the post code lottery and exactly who is to be considered deserving of the most expensive life saving drugs on the market.

Kate Duncan - Haydn Gwynne

Lorenzo - Lloyd Thomas

Briggs - Chris McHallem

Hermione Sharp - Abigail McKern

Dame Imelda Sharp - Honor Blackman

Sue Wells - Abigail McGibbon

Dr Tom Cready - Nick Dunning

Dee Mortimer - Stella McCusker

Jeremy Vine - Himself

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

Written by Mark Lawson.

. DCI Kate Duncan interviews a GP, two of whose patients have died from experimental drugs.

4The Private Patient20100527
4The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles20090716
4The Quest20090827
4The Rabbit House, A Dangerous Mistake20100520
4The Shooting Party20100805

. An animal rights protestor interrupts the shoot.

4The Shooting Party20100805

By Isabel Colegate, dramatised by DJ Britton. As the path of Lionel and Olivia's true love runs surprisingly smoothly, an animal rights protestor interrupts the shoot, and barely notices how efficiently he is despatched.

Isabel Colegate ..... Oliva Colman

Sir Randolph ..... Sam Dale

Cardew ..... Jude Akuwudike

Glass ..... David Seddon

Olivia ..... Jaimi Barbakoff

Lionel ..... Michael Shelford

Cicely ..... Ellie Kendrick

Aline ..... Sally Orrock

Gilbert ..... Sean Baker

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

. An animal rights protestor interrupts the shoot.

4The Song House20100708

An adaptation of Trezza Azzopardi's new novel, a compelling psychological thriller involving a young woman with a secret in her past. During a rainy summer Maggie arrives for a job interview at a large house in the country. The house is empty apart from Kenneth, an elderly man, who wants a secretary to do an unusual live-in job. He wants someone to listen to his vast and eclectic music collection, and transcribe his impressions and memories connected to each piece of music. She is to be a kind of ghostwriter of his autobiography, through music. Kenneth is odd, isolated, perhaps on the edge of dementia, slightly threatening. But Maggie is mysterious too and she has some hidden plan in taking this job. She knows this place, she's been here before. Piece by piece, as the rain intensifies and the river begins to flood, we learn about Maggie's shocking past and the childhood trauma that involves Kenneth's son, William.

Trezza Azzopardi's novels have been short-listed for numerous awards, including the Booker.

Cast:

MAGGIE.............KAY CURRAM

NARRATOR..........SHARON MORGAN

KENNETH...........JOHN CASTLE

ALISON............CAROLINE HARKER

WILLIAM............ MARK MEADOWS

RUSTY............ MARILYN LE CONTE

Adapted by Elizabeth Burke Produced and Directed by : Kate McAll.

. Kenneth's desperate, drunken phone messages bring his son William rushing to the house.

4The Tenant of Wildfell Hall20111201

. Rumours have been building about Helen Graham's relationship with her landlord.

4The Tenant of Wildfell Hall20111201

By Anne Bronte

Dramatised by Rachel Joyce

Episode 4. The Warnings of Experience

Rumours have been building about Helen Graham's relationship with her landlord Mr. Lawrence. After scurrilous rumours and an incident of violence Helen has revealed that he is her brother. Now she has given Gilbert her journal to explain the events of her past.

Gilbert Markham - Robert Lonsdale

Helen Graham - Hattie Morahan

Mrs. Maxwell - Tracy Wiles

Huntingdon -Leo Bill

Annabella - Emerald O'Hanrahan

Mr. Boarham - James Lailey

Director: David Hunter.

. Rumours have been building about Helen Graham's relationship with her landlord.

4This Book Will Save Your Life20090326
4To The North, Altered Timetable20081211
4TwilightBaby.com20091008
4TwilightBaby.com: Series 2

4TwilightBaby.com: Series 220110113

. Cass has reached breaking point and she attempts to employ a nanny.

4TwilightBaby.com: Series 220110113

By Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo.

Cass can't cope and attempts to employ

a nanny.

Cass ..... Jenny Éclair

Ken ..... Kevin Eldon

Magda ..... Emerald O'Hanrahan

Jacob ..... Stephen Hogan

Michaela ..... Christine Kavanagh

Polyamorous nanny ..... Sally Orrock

Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo return with a second series about being an 'older' mother.

Cass Mason is finding motherhood age 47 tough. She barely has time to blog with a new baby who won't sleep; she fears she may be turning into a zombie. Not only does Cass have to deal with Florence the rest of the family aren't much help; will Ken ever get a job, will her designer clad sister even offer to hold a drooling baby and are her two grown children really contemplating moving back home? Cass charts Florence's first year to a backdrop of sibling rivalry, competitive mums and attempting to get her body back off the floor and into some kind of shape.

Jenny Eclair stars with Kevin Eldon and Felicity Montagu.

. Cass has reached breaking point and she attempts to employ a nanny.

4Uncle Gwyn's Posthumous Curse

4Uncle Gwyn's Posthumous Curse20101216

. Cartographer Jaci Hughes appears to be about to fall victim to the Club's curse.

4Uncle Gwyn's Posthumous Curse20101216

In the penultimate episode of Lynne Truss's comedy drama Charles has finally realised that his Aunty Susan is in fact Tony Llewellyn the famous Welsh golfer, cartographer Jaci Hughes seems to have fallen subject to the Club curse and probaby only has hours to live, and Angharad is suffering post-coital tristesse after her liaison with the disgusting old greenkeeper, Riddle. Could things get any worse? Well yes, actually. Margaret John, otherwise known as Doris in the BBC's comedy Gavin and Stacey, stars as Angharad, Brian Hibbard as Aunty Susan, and comedian Tom Allen as Charles. Lynne Seymour plays Jaci, Lee Mengo is Uncle Gwyn and Howell Evans plays Riddle.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.

. Cartographer Jaci Hughes appears to be about to fall victim to the Club's curse.

4Village SOS20110825

. By Val McDermid. The detectives head to Shilwick's beach house workshops.

4Village SOS20110825

By Val McDermid.

Today's episode of Village SOS takes us to Shilwick's beach house workshops, where DCI Bettany and her sidekick DS Hodgson interview even more villagers with a grudge against murder victim Colin Arnott, his grieving widow Kai Ling, and their plans to turn a disused chapel into a performing arts centre.

Val McDermid is a multi-award winning crime writer, and creator of TV's Wire in the Blood, which stars Robson Green.

Set in a sleepy Northumbrian community, Village SOS is a fictional version of the BBC One series of the same name.

DCI Marion Bettany ..... Helen Baxendale

DS John Hodgson ..... David Seddon

Pamela McIntosh ..... Elaine Claxton

Bob Brandison ..... Bill Fellows

Kai Ling Arnott ..... Liz Sutherland

Marcus Francis ..... Adrian Grove

Peter Robson ..... Shaun Prendergast

Producer / Director ..... Fiona Kelcher

www.bbc.co.uk/villagesos.

. By Val McDermid. The detectives head to Shilwick's beach house workshops.

4Villette, The Long Vacation20090806
4Wives and Daughters

4Wives and Daughters20101202

. As Molly comes to terms with her father's news, we hear how he came to his decision.

4Wives and Daughters20101202

Episode Four

As Molly comes to terms with her father's news, we hear how he came to his momentous decision. Still at Hamley Hall, Molly begins to see Roger in a more sympathetic light. Elizabeth' Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.

Lily Gaskell . . . . . Deborah McAndrew

Molly Gibson . . . . . Emerald O'Hanrahan

Dr Gibson . . . . . Jamie Newall

Hyacinth Kirkpatrick . . . . . Julia Hills

Lady Cumnor . . . . . Claire Neilson

Dorothy Browning . . . . . Marian Kemmer

Phoebe Browning . . . . . Susan Jeffrey

Mrs Goodenough . . . . . Kate Layden

Coxe . . . . . Henry Devas

Wynne . . . . Iain Batchelor

Bethia/Miss Rose . . . . . Toni Midlane

Squire Hamley . . . . . Paul Greenwood

Mrs Hamley . . . . . Jilly Bond

Roger Hamley . . . . . Gunnar Cauthery

Cynthia . . . . . Maya Barcot

Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild

Notes

Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine. It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society. Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.

Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.

. As Molly comes to terms with her father's news, we hear how he came to his decision.

4Writing the Century 10 - Tom and Stella20090903
4Writing the Century 11: 1963-1966 - All My Trials20091210
4Writing the Century 12: 1966-1969 - Pleidiol Wyf I'm Gwlad/True To My Land20100211
4Writing the Century 13: Once Upon A Time20100422
4Writing the Century 14: A Burden to Strangers20100729

. Rachel receives important news about the future of her beloved Tip Wood.

4Writing the Century 14: A Burden to Strangers20100729

Steve Gough's drama based on the diaries of Rachel Minshall, a spirited elderly lady living in the Welsh valleys in the 1980s.

Today: Rachel receives important news about the future of her beloved Tip Wood.

Rachel . . . . . Margaret John

Jean . . . . . Menna Trussler

Jenny . . . . . Bethan Walker

Tom . . . . . Bernard Lloyd

Margaret . . . . . Jennifer Hill

Dr Edwards . . . . . Richard Elfyn

Glyn . . . . . John Cording

Original music composed by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Produced and Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

. Rachel receives important news about the future of her beloved Tip Wood.

4Writing the Century 15: A Desolate Bravery

4Writing the Century 15: A Desolate Bravery20101111

. David Rowlands is shocked by conditions at the hospital in the Muslim enclave of Travnik.

4Writing the Century 16: The Iron Curtain20110505

. Back in England, Paula finds a new flat and job.

4Writing the Century 16: The Iron Curtain20110505

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people, returns with "The Iron Curtain" by Nell Leyshon. The drama is inspired by the diaries of Paula Kirby, who went to teach English in East Germany in the 1980s, and her correspondence with paediatric surgeon Knut Löffler.

Back in England, Paula finds a new flat and job. Knut and Paula telephone and write as much as possible but the stresses of a relationship across the Iron Curtain take their toll.

Cast

Paula ...... Charlotte Emmerson

Knut ...... Jonathan Keeble

Rebecca ...... Danielle Henry

Stefan ...... David Seddon

Mrs Waters ...... Melissa Jane Sinden

Directed by Susan Roberts.

. Back in England, Paula finds a new flat and job.

4Writing the Century 16: Three Women Across the Century

4Writing the Century 16: Three Women Across the Century20110127

. Catherine Thackray gains comfort from remembering her mother Marjory's final days.

4Writing the Century 18: The Camel Hospital20111110

. Sara tries to find a moment to tell Ray about her change of feelings for him.

4Writing the Century 18: The Camel Hospital20111110

Writing The Century -

The Camel Hospital,

Inspired by the diaries of Sara Wilsdon

dramatised by Karen Brown

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people:

Amidst the celebrations of peace being declared, Sara tries to find a moment to tell Ray about her change of feelings for him.

Sara ...... Rebecca Callard

Ray ..... Jake Norton

Amelia ...... Verity-May Henry

Matron ...... Olwen May

Patient ..... James Nickerson

Research Consultant - Professor Alison Fell

Directed by Pauline Harris

Professor Alison Fell has published several articles and chapters on women and the First World War. She is the co-editor with Christine Hallett of Visions and Revisions: Studies on First World War Nursing (London: Routledge, 2012) and is currently writing a book entitled Back to the Front: Women as Veterans in Interwar France and Britain. She is also leading the Legacies of War 2014-2018 project at the University of Leeds, coordinating activities around the First World War Centenary - http://arts.leeds.ac.uk/legaciesofwar/.

. Sara tries to find a moment to tell Ray about her change of feelings for him.

4Writing the Century 1948-1953: Starting From Scratch20090312
4Writing the Century 920090604
4Writing the Century: 1946-1948 - Out of the Ashes20090108

. Leslie throws himself into fixing up the family home and car.

5A Farewell to Arms20110805

. Frederic moves to a new ambulance unit, and takes part in the great Italian retreat.

5A Farewell to Arms20110805

Ernest Hemingway's beautiful novel of love and war, dramatised by Stephen Keyworth. 5/10 Frederic takes up with a new ambulance unit, and takes part in the great Italian retreat.

Cast

Frederic ..... Patrick Kennedy

Catherine ..... Morven Christie

Bonello ..... Carl Prekopp

Girl ..... Alex Tregear

Bartolomeo ..... Jonathan Forbes

Sergeant ..... James Lailey

Medical Officer ..... Simon Bubb

Piani ..... Daniel Rabin

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

. Frederic moves to a new ambulance unit, and takes part in the great Italian retreat.

5A Kind Of Loving20100716

. Vic realises that he doesn't love Ingrid but can't bring himself to break with her.

5A Kind Of Loving20100716

A Kind Of Loving

by Stan Barstow

Dramatised by Diana Griffith

5/10

1960 Iconic Modern Classic. Vic realises that he doesn't love Ingrid; it's merely a physical attraction, otherwise he finds her boring. He's in a quandry: he can't bring himself to break with her, nor can he tell her what he feels because he knows she is in love with him and he doesn't want to hurt her.

Vic Brown.....Lee Ingleby

Ingrid Rothwell.....Rebecca Callard

Conroy.....Conrad Nelson

Jimmy/Rawly.....Jake Norton

Producer/Director Pauline Harris

Compelling, poignant and humorous account of twenty year old Vic Brown's infatuation for Ingrid which develops into an emotional crises. This is the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the book which was first published in July 1960. For further details see episode one 12 July.

. Vic realises that he doesn't love Ingrid but can't bring himself to break with her.

5An Unsuitable Attachment20100430
5An Unsuitable Attachment20100430

. Ianthe is worried that John Challow is ill, although Mervyn has his doubts.

5Beyond Black, Escape20100305

. Alison is in despair as the spirits from her past gather.

5Beyond Black, Escape20100305

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5Falco: Poseidons Gold20090522
5Far Pavilions

5Far Pavilions20110204

. Ash joins the Guides in Mardan, but his relationship with Belinda is increasingly troubled

5Far Pavilions20110204

M M Kaye's epic of love and war, dramatised by Rukhsana Ahmad. Ash takes up his post with the Guides in Mardan, but his relationship with Belinda is increasingly troubled.

Narrator ..... Vineeta Rishi

Ash ..... Blake Ritson

Gulbaz ..... Kaleem Janjua

Zarin ..... Chris Simpson

Colonel ..... Sam Dale

Khoda-Daad ..... Sam Dastor

Battye ..... Jude Akuwudike

Belinda ..... Leah Brotherhead

George ..... Lloyd Thomas

Mrs Harlowe ..... Christine Kavanagh

Major Harlowe ..... Sean Baker

Directed by Marc Beeby and Jessica Dromgoole.

. Ash joins the Guides in Mardan, but his relationship with Belinda is increasingly troubled

5Imaginary Friends20110715

. Roger is worried that McCann is behaving increasingly strangely.

5Imaginary Friends20110715

By Alison Lurie. Dramatised by Melissa Murray

5/10

Sociologist Tom McCann is behaving increasingly strangely, much to the frustration of his young assistant Roger. But they're about to hear some news that will make things a great deal stranger.

Roger ... Jonathan Forbes

McCann ... Nathan Osgood

Elsie ... Barbara Barnes

Verena ... Alex Tregear

Sissy ... Susie Riddell

Bill ... Peter Polycarpou

Mrs Munger ... Jane Whittenshaw

Directed by Marc Beeby.

. Roger is worried that McCann is behaving increasingly strangely.

5Lady Audley's Secret20090424
5Our Mutual Friend20091113
5Possession20111223

. Roland and Maud have opened a Pandora's Box, and the chase is on to unravel the mystery.

5Possession20111223

Roland Michell, an academic research assistant, is completing some work in the London Library, when he comes across two unfinished letters written by the Victorian Poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Theses letters have obviously not been found by anyone else and they are not to his wife but to an unknown woman. Roland, whose entire academic life has been devoted to studying Ash, decides, recklessly to pocket the letters and try to determine exactly who they were written to.

This is the beginning of a quest that will change literary history and with the help of a feminist literary scholar Maud Bailey, they are determined to find out the truth behind these letters. Certain other characters hear about the letters and are eager to get their hands on them for their own financial gain and will do so, by any means necessary, and so the chase begins.

Roland and Maud have opened a Pandora's Box and the chase is on to find the evidence that will back up their theory and unravel the mystery.

Written by A S Byatt. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Cast:

Maud ...... Jemma Redgrave

Roland ...... Harry Hadden-Paton

Ash ....... James d'arcy

Lamotte ..... Rachael Stirling

Blackadder ..... Bill Paterson

Cropper ..... Matthew Marsh

George ...... Kenneth Cranham

Joan ....... Joanna David

Beatrice Nest ...... Stella Gonet

Euan ...... Nicholas Boulton

Fergus ...... Jonjo O'Neil

Hildebrand ..... Robert Portal

Val ...... Laura Pyper

Leonora .... Lorelei King

Raoul/Toby Byng .... Sam Dale

Mrs Wapshott/Mrs Cammish/Mrs lees ..... Jane Whittenshaw

Beth/PA/Mrs Judge/Librarian ...... Rachel Atkins

Girl ...... Sylvie Goodwin

Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

. Roland and Maud have opened a Pandora's Box, and the chase is on to unravel the mystery.

5Restless20090410
5Sacred Hearts, Carnival20090703
5Six Suspects20100108
5So Much For That

5So Much For That20101029

. A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel. How much money is a life worth?

5So Much For That20101029

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar. But just as Shep was about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis revealed that she had cancer. In today's episode, Shep watches his once substantial savings evaporate with alarming speed, while his best friend Jackson copes with the fall-out of his botched penis-enlargement surgery.

Narrator ..... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep ..... Henry Goodman

Glynis ..... Debora Weston

Carol ..... Elizabeth McGovern

Jackson ..... Stuart Milligan

Flicka ..... Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe ..... Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin. Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End. Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago. Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth McGovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey. Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

. A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel. How much money is a life worth?

5The Dead Hour20091023
5The Help20090724
5The Private Patient20100528
5The Tenant of Wildfell Hall20111202

. Gilbert has been reading Helen's journal about her tempestuous courtship and marriage.

5The Tenant of Wildfell Hall20111202

By Anne Bronte

Dramatised by Rachel Joyce

Episode 5. Matrimony

Gilbert has been reading Helen's journal about her tempestuous courtship and marriage with the "wildish" Mr. Huntingdon. Now he is worried about how the story will proceed.

Gilbert ... Robert Lonsdale

Helen ... Hattie Morahan

Huntingdon ... Leo Bill

Arthur ...Samuel Bridger

Mrs. Markham ... Carolyn Pickles

Rose ... Leah Brotherhead

Annabella ... Emerald O'Hanrahan

Hargrave ... Stephen Critchlow

Lowborough ... Chris Webster

Miss Myers ... Alex Rivers

Lawrence ... Carl Prekopp

Eliza ... Victoria Inez Hardy

Rev. Millward ... Gerard McDermott

Mrs. Maxwell ... Tracy Wiles

Boarham ... James Lailey

Director: David Hunter.

. Gilbert has been reading Helen's journal about her tempestuous courtship and marriage.

5Villette, La Terresse20090807
5Wives and Daughters

5Wives and Daughters20101203

. Molly is burdened with an important secret by the Hamley brothers.

5Wives and Daughters20101203

Episode Five

Molly has to come to terms with many changes in her life. The changes to the house are not all to her taste, and she is called to Mrs Hamley's bedside. Finally she is burdened with an important secret by the Hamley brothers. Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.

Lily Gaskell . . . . . Deborah McAndrew

Molly Gibson . . . . . Emerald O'Hanrahan

Dr Gibson . . . . . Jamie Newall

Hyacinth Kirkpatrick . . . . . Julia Hills

Lady Cumnor . . . . . Claire Neilson

Dorothy Browning . . . . . Marian Kemmer

Phoebe Browning . . . . . Susan Jeffrey

Mrs Goodenough . . . . . Kate Layden

Coxe . . . . . Henry Devas

Wynne . . . . Iain Batchelor

Bethia/Miss Rose . . . . . Toni Midlane

Squire Hamley . . . . . Paul Greenwood

Mrs Hamley . . . . . Jilly Bond

Roger Hamley . . . . . Gunnar Cauthery

Cynthia . . . . . Maya Barcot

Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild

Notes

Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine. It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society. Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.

Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.

. Molly is burdened with an important secret by the Hamley brothers.

5 LASTA Domestic, Without Prejudice

5 LASTA Domestic, Without Prejudice20110311

. Mariola explains to her interrogator her final violent role in the break-up's denouement.

5 LASTA Domestic, Without Prejudice20110311

by Peter Jukes

A Cleaner hears everything, sees everything, and yet no one pays her any attention. As Olivier and Kim's marriage falters, Mariola sees signs and clues everywhere. Money hidden in a shoebox. A shot gun in the cellar. But to what extent is she watching the breakup, and to what extent precipitating it? And how far will Mariola go to recover the family she has lost? To the brink of madness or a tragic crime?

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

Episode 5: Without Prejudice

Sacked by her two warring bosses, Mariola explains to her interrogator the final twists and turns of the domestic break up, and her final violent role in its denouement

Mariola ..... Lydia Leonard

Olivier .....Neil Stuke

Karen ..... Clare Lawrence-Moody

Dr Kevin Rorty ..... Sean Baker

Anna ..... Christine Kavanagh

Elena ..... Sally Orrock

Russell ....Deeivya Meir

Other parts played by Lloyd Thomas

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

. Mariola explains to her interrogator her final violent role in the break-up's denouement.

5 LASTA Small Town Murder20081219
5 LASTA Small Town Murder20081219

. Jacqui finally catches Professor Hines's killer.

5 LASTA Small Town Murder, series 220100409
5 LASTA Small Town Murder, series 220100409

. Jackie finally discovers the tragic secret behind Richard's death.

5 LASTA Small Town Murder, series 3

5 LASTA Small Town Murder, series 320110107

. DC Jackie Hartwell finally finds out why Melanie was killed.

5 LASTA Small Town Murder, series 320110107

Written by Scott Cherry.

Family Liaison Officer, DC Jackie Hartwell, finally finds out why Melanie was killed.

Cast:

DC Jackie Hartwell ..... Meera Syal

DI Sanders ..... Matthew Marsh

Sylvia Brant ..... Susan Brown

George Brant ..... Roderick Smith

Rachel ..... Sian Brooke

Produced and directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

. DC Jackie Hartwell finally finds out why Melanie was killed.

5 LASTAbout Love, Rothschild's Violin20100129
5 LASTAbsent, Departure20100226
5 LASTAll Passion Spent20090123
5 LASTAncient Mysteries20110513

. A series of monologues adapted from conversations with dementia sufferers.

5 LASTAncient Mysteries20110513

A series of monologues adapted from two books, 'Ancient Mysteries' and 'Tell Mrs Mill her husband is still dead' (compiled, edited and published by David Clegg).

They are adapted from interviews in which dementia sufferers recall their lives. The pieces are funny, sad, moving and mysterious in what they say about the human spirit and mind.

Read by Paul Whitehouse and Brigit Forsyth

Sound Engineer: Tom Jenkins

Produced by Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

. A series of monologues adapted from conversations with dementia sufferers.

5 LASTAu Pairs20090911
5 LASTAubrey's Brief Lives, Sudden Ease20081128

. A dying Wood receives an unexpected visitor.

5 LASTBeasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011, Mrs Packletide's Tiger20110617

. Mrs Packletide, ghastly inheritor of the Gippe perfume empire, needs to shoot a tiger.

5 LASTBeasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011, Mrs Packletide's Tiger20110617

Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011

Original stories by Saki (H.H Munro)

Adapted by Sean Grundy

Beasts on the Lawn is a collection of Edwardian short stories by Saki (H.H Munro) recycled and restaged in a modern day gated community for the far too wealthy for their own good. The tales are woven together by the character of Clovis, a security guard. She recalls the events of strange days and long nights.

Episode Five: Mrs Packletide's Tiger

Mrs Packletide, ghastly wealthy inheritor of the Gippe perfume empire, needs to shoot a tiger in order to silence her long-time rival Loona Bimberton. She wants it to take place on Munro Estate. Clovis is asked to offer her services, but it doesn't quite go to plan.

Cast:

Clovis...........Pippa Haywood

Mrs Packletide........Marcia Warren

Louisa Mebbin....Jennifer Lee Jellicorse

Director: Alison Crawford.

. Mrs Packletide, ghastly inheritor of the Gippe perfume empire, needs to shoot a tiger.

5 LASTChronicles of Ait - Echo Beach

5 LASTChronicles of Ait - Echo Beach20110304

. Linus expects Agnes' story will resolve things, but it leads to unexpected consequences.

5 LASTChronicles of Ait - Echo Beach20110304

Written by Michael Butt.

Linus (Greg Wise) waylays Agnes (Patience Tomlinson) in the hope of extracting a conclusive explanation for the story of Echo Beach, but finds himself led in an unexpected direction.

Cast:

Linus Scott ..... Greg Wise

Alice Pyper ..... Indira Varma

Naomi Pyper ..... Amanda Drew

Jonathan ..... Jonathan Keeble

Ben ..... Simon J Williamson

Agnes ..... Patience Tomlinson

Robert ..... Jonathan Keeble

Producer/Director John Taylor

A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 4.

. Linus expects Agnes' story will resolve things, but it leads to unexpected consequences.

5 LASTCraven20091002
5 LASTDaunt and Dervish20090403
5 LASTDear Mr Spectator20090116
5 LASTDear Mr Spectator, series 220100820

. As time - and Harley's patience - runs out, what fate lies in store for Ned?

5 LASTDear Mr Spectator, series 220100820

Returning for a second series, the nation's favourite agony uncle - Mr. Spectator - continues to offer his wit and wisdom on the morals and manners of his countrymen in his daily writings; but who exactly is this mysterious Spectator, and why does everyone want to find him all of a sudden?

London. 1710. Nothing changes under the sun. Political upheaval, national debt, spin; and, in the midst of it all, eager, naive young Ned Dempsey, just arrived in the Capital and determined to make his way in the big city.

With Britain in debt to the tune of nine million pounds, Chief Minister and Lord of the Treasury, Robert Harley, has a plan to raise the funds the country so desperately needs: a little idea called the South Sea Company. However, he requires public support to get his Bill through Parliament and to do that he needs someone influential to speak out in support of his scheme. Someone with the ear of the country, someone people respect, someone people turn to, listen to, obey. Someone like Mr. Spectator!

Enlisting the aid of Palace paper-boy Ned, Harley determines to track down the elusive Mr. Spectator in order to convince him to come out in support of the Bill before it goes before the House on Friday.

Embarking on a quest to discover the identity of London's most spectral of citizens, Ned scours the 'Spectator's' daily publications for a clue to his prey's whereabouts. Pursuing hints and clues through a world of clubs, coffee-houses, theatres and booksellers; from lowly taverns to the Royal Palace itself, Ned is swept along in a mercenary world of spin and manipulation. Is anyone really who they seem? Does everything and everyone have their price?

Can Ned unmask Mr. Spectator before time - and Harley's patience - runs out?

Adapted from Addison & Steele's 'Spectator' essays by Elizabeth Kuti.

Mr. Spectator ... Benjamin Whitrow

Ned Dempsey ... Bryan Dick

Harley ... David Schofield

Abigail ... Christina Cole

Queen Anne ... Jemma Redgrave

Anne Baldwin ... Claire Rushbrook

Defoe ... Sam Dale

Aunt Maude ... Stella McCusker

Opera Singer ... David Revels

Other parts played by: Seainin Brennan, Niall Cusack, Paul Kennedy, Marty Maguire and Charlie Niblock-Hamill.

. As time - and Harley's patience - runs out, what fate lies in store for Ned?

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5 LASTDiary of an On-Call Girl, The Long Dark Tea-time of the Cells20090619
5 LASTDickens in London, The Inimitable20120210

. Dickens is an old man now. His aching feet draw him irresistibly towards London's East End

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by Michael Eaton

Dickens is an old man now, though he's not even sixty. His aching feet draw him irresistibly towards London's East End. All around he sees the same want and ignorance he wrote about all those years ago.

Why is he doing all these public readings? He can fool himself that it's because he wants the contact with his readers - no writer before him has ever had such an adoring Public - but is there another reason ?

Based on A Small Star in the East and On An Amateur Beat - written in 1869; and the reading of Sikes and Nancy - first given on his reading tour in 1868 and performed finally in 1870, three months before his death.

Inimitable ..... Antony Sher

Young Gentleman / Younger Self ..... Samuel Barnett

Mamie / Nurse ..... Sally Orrock

Creature ..... Ryan Watson

Dolby / Cabbie ..... Brian Bowles

Little Girl / Child ..... Deeivya Meir

Music by Neil Brand.

. Dickens is an old man now. His aching feet draw him irresistibly towards London's East End

5 LASTDisconnected20111021

. Following his row with Annie, Ray despairs of being granted access to his grandchild.

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By Richard Monks

5 of 5.

Increasingly desperate, following his row with Annie, Ray is beginning to believe that he will never be granted access to his beloved grandchild.

Ray.....Paul Copley

Rachel.....Julia Ford

Ellie.....Grace Clarke

Annie.....Paula Wilcox

Howard.....James Lailey

Craig/Clerk.....Carl Prekopp

Judge.....Jane Whittenshaw

Volunteer/PA.....Elaine Claxton.

. Following his row with Annie, Ray despairs of being granted access to his grandchild.

5 LASTDusty Answer20100903

. Judith meets up with Julian while travelling with her mother in France.

5 LASTDusty Answer20100903

Rosamund Lehmann's first novel Dusty Answer records the education of Judith Earle, the only child of an academic father and socialite mother. Judith grew up in the seclusion of a large riverside house in the Thames Valley. The house next door is occupied from time to time by the Fyfe family whose children - cousins Charlie, Roddy, Julian and Martin drift in and out of her life.

Part Five. Whilst travelling in France with her mother, Judith meets up with Julian. They enjoy the French heat together until his sudden departure. Jennifer steps back into her life..

DUSTY ANSWER by Rosamund Lehmann dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw

Narrator ...................................Julia Hills

Judith......................................Rosina Carbone

Julian.......................................Tom Ferguson

Jennifer ...................................Annabel Scholey

Mamma ...................................Melissa Jane Sinden

Directed by Susan Roberts.

. Judith meets up with Julian while travelling with her mother in France.

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. Mattie and Ethan take desperate measures not to be separated.

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by Edith Wharton

dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Mattie and Ethan take desperate

measures not to be separated.

Ethan Frome ..... Dominic Mafham

Mattie ..... Jessica Raine

Zeena ..... Laurel Lefkow

Mrs Hale ..... Tracy Wiles

Edith Wharton ..... Fenella Woolgar

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love with Mattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in an accompanying play 'The Jinx Element' that transmits on Saturday 21st January and explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.

. Mattie and Ethan take desperate measures not to be separated.

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5 LASTGiant Ladies That Changed the World20110916

. Little Dorrit gets thrown in gaol and all seems to be lost.

5 LASTGiant Ladies That Changed the World20110916

The award-winning National Theatre of Brent aka Desmond Olivier Dingle and Raymond Box present the entire epic struggle of the Suffragettes or the Giant Ladies as they was also known. In other words the fight for ladies to have the vote so they can vote like we do today.

This is their historic story. Told over a single week in five hard-hitting and historically researched historic episodes.

Giant Ladies That Changed The World is written and performed by the National Theatre of Brent, who are Patrick Barlow and John Ramm.

Little Dorrit gets thrown in gaol and all seems to be lost

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Little Dorrit gets thrown in gaol and all seems to be lost.

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5 LASTHighLites20120217

. John's plans to get one over on Beverley go up in smoke.

5 LASTHighLites20120217

by Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding.

5/5 John's plans to get one over on Beverley go up in smoke.

Cast

Bev ..... Lorraine Ashbourne

Shirley ..... Rosie Cavaliero

John ..... Carl Prekopp

Hilary ..... Nicola Sloane

Wendy ..... Victoria Inez Hardy

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

. John's plans to get one over on Beverley go up in smoke.

5 LASTHow Does That Make You Feel? - Series 220111125

. Richard Fallon MP is becoming invisible. Or at least that's what he feels.

5 LASTHow Does That Make You Feel? - Series 220111125

In this the 2nd series of How Does that Make you Feel we revisit a group of people, who share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives. As therapists go, Martha is reasonably compassionate, but deep down she's losing patience. It seems all her clients want to be something they are not, and it's driving them and her, out of their minds?

There's Richard Fallon MP, (Roger Allam) who's convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and a wife who lost all patience with him 20 years ago.

Caroline, (Rebecca Saire) who thinks her child's a genius with an IQ way off the scale. She is worried that instead of following the path of celebrity, her daughter may go on to study mere physics thereby consigning her and more importantly Caroline to a life of unbearable ordinariness.

There's Philip, who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel - but who's new girlfriend is 30 years his junior and clearly on the make.

And Howard, (Tim McInnerny) a chef who's son, Aaron, (Adam Billington) though 33 is still trying to get a band off the ground, whilst looming resentfully over their lives, upstairs in the back bedroom.

It's painfully funny but it doesn't look as though it will end well for any of them.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (the life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and wrote 2 episodes of the mini-series Downtown Abbey ITV.

Cast:

Roger - Roger Allam

Caroline - Rebecca Saire

Philip / Howard - Tim McInnerny

Martha- Frances Tomelty

Aaron - Adam Billington

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

. Richard Fallon MP is becoming invisible. Or at least that's what he feels.

5 LASTHow Does That Make You Feel? (Ordinary's Not Enough), Richard Revisits20100205
5 LASTHysteria

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HYSTERIA by Steve Chambers

Phil is in custody and Denise has to watch their flat being forensically taken apart.

Denise .... Christine Kavanagh

Phil .... Michael Hodgson

Kath .... Celia Hewitt

Sheree .... Colleen Prendergast

Jimmy .... Sean Baker

John .... Jude Akuwudike

Nurse .... Sally Orrock

Policemen .... Michael Shelford & Tony Bell

Director: David Hunter.

. Phil is in custody and Denise has to watch their flat being forensically taken apart.

5 LASTIncredible Women20110520

. Rebecca Front and brother Jeremy shine a light on TV comedy supremo Valerie Panther.

5 LASTIncredible Women20110520

Rebecca Front (The Thick of It, Nighty Night, The Day Today) stars in this series about five extraordinary and unforgettable characters in Incredible Women.

In each programme less-than-intrepid interviewer Jeremy spends one night in the home of each of his interviewees. On their territory, he asks about their personal histories, plus we discover some very odd things about the way they live their daily lives. These 'actuality' interviews are interspersed with interviews Jeremy has done with famous voices who have been 'affected' in one way or another by the central character of each episode.

Today Jeremy meets Valerie Panther, the doyenne of British television. Valerie has been the genius behind almost every seminal TV programme for forty years and she has recently been asked by Number 10 to be the new broadcast integrity tzar. But when Jeremy meets her only son Piers, he reveals there are a lot of disgruntled writers and stars who've got together in an online campaign saying she has cheated her way to the top.

This is the only time you will ever hear the nicest-man-in-the-world Barry Cryer saying anything nasty about anyone. And boy does he make up for lost time.

. Rebecca Front and brother Jeremy shine a light on TV comedy supremo Valerie Panther.

5 LASTJourney to Starlight Mountain20111118

. Steve is worried about his ex-wife Lucy.

5 LASTJourney to Starlight Mountain20111118

by Sarah Daniels. Steve is worried about his ex-wife Lucy.

Prepare to laugh and cry with one of the highlights of the BBC Children in Need appeal this week. The charity has collaborated with BBC Radio Four to produce this truly heart-warming new drama by acclaimed writer Sarah Daniels and all-star cast.

The story is inspired by one of the projects funded by BBC Children in Need, the Siblings Project at Bluebell Wood Hospice for Children near Sheffield, which supports the siblings of children with life-limiting conditions.

An extraordinarily moving, funny and truthful story about how love really can be stronger than death.

Cast

Mia Parker...Sydney Wade

Emma Parker...Nicola Miles-Wildin

Lucy Hawkins...Gaynor Faye

Mercedes...Martha Godber

Steve Parker...John Godber

Jules Parker...Amy Beth Hayes

Mr Golden...James Weaver

Writer...Sarah Daniels

Music composed and performed by Lawrence Williams

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery

If you're inspired by the work that Children in Need does and would like to donate, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/donate/.

. Steve is worried about his ex-wife Lucy.

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5 LASTLadies of Letters Go Crackers

5 LASTLadies of Letters Go Crackers20101231

. Irene discovers her daughter-in-law's secret plan and Vera's family faces leaving home.

5 LASTLadies of Letters Go Crackers20101231

Prunella Scales and Anne Reid star in this fractious festive 11th series of the Radio 4 comedy favourite Ladies of Letters. By Carole Hayman & Lou Wakefield.

Irene discovers her daughter-in-law's awful secret plan. Meanwhile Vera and her family face leaving their home without sufficient finances to ensure their future.

Vera ... Anne Reid

Irene ... Prunella Scales

Directed by Liz Webb.

. Irene discovers her daughter-in-law's secret plan and Vera's family faces leaving home.

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5 LASTLegacy: Blood in the Mountains20110708

. Dan and Rachel are about to uncover a terrible secret about George's death.

5 LASTLegacy: Blood in the Mountains20110708