BBC Radio Plays, radio 4, 1995


The following programs have been excluded from this list: Light Comedy (sit com) series; the 6.30pm weekday slot; readings, monologs, one character plays; The Archers, King Street Junior.

If a play is broadcast in parts, these are generally listed under the first date in the year. Stand-alone plays forming a series may be listed separately.

Some programs may be omitted due to Radio Times lacking sufficient information to identify them as drama - some possible repeats or original prior broadcasts may not be mentioned for the same reason.

In the cast list "Also with" indicates actors who have not been attributed to a particular part in the Radio Times. Actors playing more than one part are indicated with a / between roles.

Stephen Shaw

[The listing currently goes to 15 May; this work is in progress.]

1st January 1995:
Classic Serial: The Diary of Samuel Pepys
Dramatised in six episodes by Neville Smith. Pepys's Diary gives a very personal insight into the life of a young man full of ambition and virility, and of his struggle to establish himself in the Navy, his relationship with his wife and his amours.
1: Clerk of the Acts
Music by Guy Woolfenden. played by the Purcell Quartet.
Director Jane Morgan
Will Hewer: Peter Acre
Charles II: Roger Allam
Elizabeth Pepys: Charlotte Attenborough
William Coventry: Simon Russell Beale
Sir William Penn: Christopher Douglas
Sir George Carteret: Ronald Hines
Lord Sandwich: Steve Hodson
Tom Pepys: Toby Jones
James, Duke of York: Michael Kitchen
Samuel Pepys: Oliver Parker
Sir William Batten: Terence Rigby
Thomas Hayter: Christian Rodska
Betty Lane/Betty Martin: Jane Whittenshaw
Also with: Tina Gray. Don McCorkindale, Gavin Muir, Trevor Nichols, Paul Panting, George Parsons, Charles Simpson, Alan Thompson, Stephen Thome, Derek Waring, Peter Whitman,

Additional cast in Episodes 2-6:
Deb Willet: Deborah Berlin
Lord Anglesey: Simon Cadell
Mrs Bagwell: Julia Ford
Sir John Mennes: Bernard Hepton
Sir George Carteret: Ronald Hines
Lord Brounckner: Bill Nighy
Mr Cooper: Norman Rodway
Also with: Rachel Atkins, David Bannerman, Michael Tudor Barnes, Tom Bevan, Susannah Corbett, Emma Gregory, Samantha Holland, David Jarvis, Frances Jeater, Norman Jones, Peter Kenny, Kate Maravan, Ian Masters, Gavin Muir, Natasha Pyne, Struan Rodger, David Sinclair, Neville Smith, Alan Thompson, Malcolm Ward, Peter Yapp

This episode (1) was repeated 6th January 1995 at 14.00
Further episodes weekly for following 5 weeks (8,15,22,29 Jan,5 Feb; also repeats on 13,20,27 Jan,3 Feb,10 Feb 1995).

1st January 1995:
Children's Radio 4: Likely Stories
A new series of quirky and gritty modern retellings of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.
1: Rumpleduck by Bill Taylor.
Producer Martin Jameson
Rumpleduck: Mike McShane
Bemie: Giuseppe Anthony Cicharillo
Tracy: Lisa Lewis
Stallholder: Robert Whelan
Moira: Judith Barker
Repeated from Radio 5 broadcast of 27th December 1993
Further weekly stories in this series listed separately on the broadcast date, weekly from 1st January 1995 to 29th January.

2nd January 1995:
Mr McNamara by William Trevor
The play tells of a father's friend, whom he meets when he travels to Dublin on business. The friend is much-talked of in the household ... but there's a shock in store for the family.
Director David Hitchinson
A BBC World Service Drama Production
Michael (Old): Sean Barrett
Michael (Young): Nicholas Boulton
Michael's father: T P McKenna
Michael's mother: Kate Binchy
Amelia/Annie: Judith McSpadden
Charlotte: Teresa Gallagher
Miss Ryan: Elaine Claxton
Flanagan/Clergyman: P G Stephens
Kindersley: Tom Bevan
Headmaster: Alan McNaughtan
Barman/Housemaster: James Berwick
Woman in bar/Bridget: Marcella Riordan
Prefect/boy/announcer: Peter Kenny

2nd January 1995:
Peter Grimes by Martyn Wade
The sixth in a series of dramas that tell the stories behind the songs. With Roger Allam as Peter Grimes ,
Ronald Pickup as George Crabbe and Sean Pertwee as young George Crabbe.
Martyn Wade 's play presents Grimes as a darker and more sinister figure than the hero of Benjamin Britten 's opera set in a Suffolk fishing village in the 19th century. The death of young boys in Grimes' care is investigated by the poet
Music composed by Ilona Sekacz
Musicians: Roger Chase, Dave Arch, Simon Chamberlain, Dick Morgan and Hugh Webb
Director Cherry Cookson
Peter Grimes: Roger Allam
George Crabbe: Ronald Pickup
Young George Crabbe: Sean Pertwee (son of Jon Pertwee)
Ellen Orford: Gillian Barge (aka Bargh)
Cheeseworth: Robert Lang (1934–2004)
Sam: Tom Bevan
John: Richard Pearce
Dr Benjamin: Gavin Muir
Abel Keene: David Jarvis
Also with: Elaine Claxton, Tina Gray, Deborah Berlin, Neville Jason, Peter Yapp
Repeated 11th May 1996

2nd January 1995:
The Christopher Marlowe Mysteries by Ged Parsons: The Murky Mystery of Murder at St Marks
A final bewildering assignment for Elizabethan England's keenest wit.
Producer Richard Wilson
Christopher Marlowe: Dominic Jephcott
Bartholomew Ratsbane: Bill Wallis
Sir Francis Walsingham: Paul Brooke
Doctor Heywood: Brian Bowles
Doctor Darras: Peter Serafinowitz
Sir Hubert Sharpe: Gordon Reid
Mistress Parker: Sarah Thomas
First broadcast 30th December 1993

3rd January 1995:
Thirty Minute Theatre: The Otherworld Child by David Calcutt.
"It was only when she got back to her cottage, and the candles were lit, that she saw what a strange creature it was she'd found ..."
David Calcutt's play is based on the traditional story of Alice Proudfoot and her curious discovery in a moonlit wood.
Director Nigel Bryant
Gran: Mary Wimbush
Kitty: Kimberly Hope
Alice: Rebecca Wright
Joe: Alex Jones
Peggy: Sheila Kelley
Abraham: Jonathan Wyatt

3rd January 1995:
The Luck of the D'Urbervilles. Written by J S Peterson.
The D'Urberville family-a rich, powerful and arrogant Victorian dynasty - is protected by its possession of "The Luck", an ancient obscene carving of immense supernatural power. The second Earl murdered a Pope just by sending him a drawing of it. As long as "The Luck" stays in the family their power is assured....
Producer Phil Clarke
Dorian: Stephen Tompkinson
Earl of Newton: Charles Gray
Slump: Ken Campell
Maud: Carla Mendonca
Von Reichenbach: Andrew Sachs
Lady Templeton: Caroline Blakiston
Cringe/Ganglion: Mark Straker
Rodney: Allstair McGowan

4th January 1995:
The Oldest Member by P G Wodehouse
Maurice Denham is the doyen of Prior's Heath Golf Club.
4: Ordeal by Golf.
Producer Edward Taylor
Also with: Robert Bathurst, Julian Dutton, John Graham, Annee Blott
Subsequent episodes in the series:
11th January 1995: 5: Sundered Hearts. Also with Jon Glover , Sue Holderness and John Kane.
18th January 1995: 6: The Salvation of George Mackintosh. also with Jeffrey Holland , Sally Grace and David Simeon.

4th January 1995:
Victoria Station
A five-part series by Steve Chambers
Set in Victoria Station, Bridgford. 100 years ago to the day.
1: Signal Failure.

Wednesday 4 January 1895: a day notable for the visit of General Booth and the visitation of general intemperance.
Director Celia De Wolff
Joe Braddock: Sean Baker
Tidmarsh: Philip Jackson
Josie: Julla Ford
Ada: Pauline Letts
Fred Roberts: John Hartley
MrCripps: Gavin Muir
Phoebe: Becky Hindley
Syd: Tom Bevan
Jackson: Joshua Towb
Wheeler: Tom Knight
Robson: Lloyd Notice
Mrs Brook Hammond: Frances Jeater
General Booth: Michael Tudor Barnes
Girl thief: Deborah Berlin
Repeated 28th September 1996
Subsequent episodes: Refer to 11th Jan 1995, 18th January, 25th January &c


5th January 1995:
In the Red- part 1
The series is dramatised in seven-parts by Mark Tavener and Peter Baynham from Tavener's novel.
A blackly humorous murder mystery set in the world of City finance, the BBC and political parties.
Hot on the trail of the murderer after a series of bizarre London murders are an old-style Chief Inspector and BBC Radio's crime correspondent George Cragge.
Music by Tony McAnaney
Producer Paul Schlesinger

Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster
Controller Radio 2: Stephen Fry
Geoffrey Crichton-Potter: Stephen Moore
Henry: Julian Rhind Tutt
Dominic De'ath: Benjamin Whitrow
George Cragge: Michael Williams
Max: Peter Woodthorpe

Additional cast in episodes 2-7:
Music By: Paul Mottram
Tim Hope (guitar)
Jemma/Defence: Alice Arnold
Caroline: Susie Brann
Controller Radio 4: John Bird
Laetitia: Victoria Carling
Oswald: Simon Greenall
Carstairs: Geoffrey Holland
Hercules Fortescue: Nicholas Le Prevost
Controller BBC 1: Ian McNiece
PA Woman: Annabel Mullion
Andrew James: Peter Seranfinowicz
Auntie Agony: Eva Stuart
Chairman/Bank manager/Home Secretary: Peter Yapp

Also with: David Antrobus, Tim Hope, Jonathan Keeble , Don McCorkindale, Gavin Muir, Paul Shearer, Jane Slavin, Richard Turner, Derek Waring, Geoffrey Whitehead

Weekly on Thursdays until 16th February 1995 (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Jan 1995, 2nd, 9th, 16th Feb 1995.)

Also repeated weekly on Monday from 26th June 1995 to 7th August 1995 (26 June 95, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st July and 7th August 1995.)


5th January 1995:
The Inheritance by Collin Johnson.
Thomas is dying. He decides to record a series of messages for his young son Peter.
Director Andy Jordan
Thomas: Tim Pigott-Smith
Arthur: David Neal
Peter: George Parsons
Felicity: Jilly Bond
Tom: Tom Lawrence
Also with: Collin Johnson, Jo Anderson
Repeated 25th March 1996


5th January 1995:
Stephen King's Salem's Lot
Part 4 of the seven-part dramatisation of the classic vampire story.
Music By: Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Dramatised By: Gregory Evans
Director: Adrian Bean
Barlow: Doug Bradley
Susan Norton: Teresa Gallagher
Mark Petrie: Danny Kanaber
Ben Mears: Stuart Milligan
Matt Burke: Gavin Muir
Jimmy Cody: Kerry Shale
Father Gracon: Peter Yapp
Larry Crockett: Matt Zimmerman
Also with: George Parsons, Natasha Pyne, Raymond Sawyer, David Fried

Additional actors in episodes 2-7:
Father Callahan: Nigel Anthony
Check-out girl/Rorist: Susannah Corbett
Parkins Gillespie: Don Fellows
McDougall: Ronald Fernee
Eva Miller/Nurse: Frances Jeater
Straker: John Moffatt
Ann Norton: Shelley Thompson
Weasel Craig/Radio DJ: Peter Whitman
Henry Petrie: Vincent Marzello
June Petrie: Lorelei King
also with: Ronald Fernee, Danny Glick, David Jarvis, Neville Jason

A weekly serial, part one was 15th December 1994, other parts 22nd and 29th December, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th January 1995.
The serial was then later repeated weekly from 12th August 1995 with episodes on August 12th, 19th, 26th, September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd 1995.


7th January 1995:
14.30 OPERAMA: Madam Butterfly
Last in a series of dramas that tell the stories behind the songs.
With Inre Ove as Butterfly. It is 1904 and on a hill high above Nagasaki, an American naval officer is preparing to marry a young Japanese girl.
Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska from the original story by John Luther Long.
The music, based on Puccini's opera, is composed by Mia Soteriou and performed by Mia Soteriou on piano and William Lyons on reed flute.
Director Tracey Neale
Lt Pinkerton: Stuart Milligan
Sharpless: Nigel Anthony
Suzuki: Helena Breck
Goro: Hugh Dickson
Yamadori: David Jarvis
Butterfly's mother: Margaret John
Butterfly's uncle: Don McCorkindale
Bonze: Derek Waring
Imperial Commissioner: George Parsons
Yoko San: Kristin Milward
Kate: Elaine Claxton
Sorrow, Butterfly's child: William Howard


7th January 1995:
Saturday Night Theatre: Last Seen Wearing
Colin Dexter 's Inspector Morse is reluctant to take over an old missing-person case from a dead colleague, but murder is Morse's speciality.
Dramatised By: Guy Meredith.
Music By: Wilfredo Acosta.
Director: Ned Chaillet Rpt
Inspector Morse: John Shrapnel
Sergeant Lewis: Robert Glenister
Chief Supt Strange: John Hartley
Mrs Ainley: Auriol Smith
Donald Phillipson: Miles Anderson
Sheila Phillipson: Melinda Walker
Gwen Taylor: Frances Jeater
George Taylor: Donald Sumpter
Reginald Baines: Terence Edmond
Johnny Maguire: Paul Panting
Mrs Acum: Tamsin Greig
Sgt Dickson: Lyndam Gregory
David Acum: David Jarvis
Also with: James Taylor , Emily Woolf , Vivienne Rochester Don McCorkindale, Michael Onslow and Catriona Young.
Repeated from 28th May 1994
Repeated on 12th January 2008 and also on 29th and also 30th November 2008

7th January 1995:
The Older Woman by Tony Bagley. (A six part series) Episode 2.
Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have changed their image to gentle child-caring new men.... Can Roy follow suit?
Music by Julian Wastall
Producer Paul Schlesinger
Roy: Martin Clunes
Helen: Susannah Corbett
Mrs Angela Churchill/ Caroline/Catwoman: Rebecca Front
Chad Mann: Nicky Henson
Jane: Geraldine James
Martin Sheen/Schwarzenegger/Alien/Batman: Peter Serafinowicz
Colin Say: David Troughton

Additional cast in episodes 1,3,4,5, and 6:
Mickey: John Baddeley
Leland: Bryan Dick
Joyce/Reporter: Keith Drinkel
Hannibal Leder/Yeats: David Holt

Helen/Bailey/Starling/Sheila/Presenter/Bond Girl/Shula/Anneka: Melanie Hudson

Dick/Clinton/Pavarotti: Geoff McGivern
Michael Buerk/Alien/Jeeves/Ian McGaskell/God: Alistair McGowan
Wyn: Sue Roderick
Marina: Tilly Vosburgh
Jane: Zoe Wanamaker
Elsa: Toyah Willcox
Also with: Roy Hitchcock, Jane Gallaghan

First broadcast of this episode: 19th January 1993
Broadcast dates for the series:
1st transmission: 12th, 19th and 26th Jan 1993, 2nd, 9th and 16th Feb 1993.
2nd: 28th March 1994, 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th April 94, and 2nd May 94
3rd: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Aug 94, and 6th and 13th Sep 94
4th: 31st Dec 1994, and 7, 14, 21, 28th January 1995 and 4th Feb 1995


8th January 1995:
Children's Radio 4: Likely Stories
2: I Should Be So Lucky by Bill Taylor.
Modern retellings of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. The magician's widow Mrs Crow helps Ellie escape her step-sisters and get to her pop idol's concert.
Producer Martin Jameson
Mrs Crow: Jean Alexander
Ellie: Jane Hazelgrove
Horace DANIEL: Street Brown
Hester: Kate O'Reagan
Harriet: Fiona Richards
Also with: Robert Whelan , Jason Done , Amelia Bullmore and Sue Jenkins
Repeated from Radio 5, 28th December 1993


9th January 1995:
10.15 to 10.30
The Pilgrim's Progress
Another chance to hear the 25-part dramatisation of John Bunyan 's work, abridged by Peter Luke.
Part 1.
Music by Wilfredo Acosta
Director Glyn Dearman

Good-Will: Eric Allan

Evangelist/Gaius/Love-Saint: John Church
Worldly-Wiseman/1st Ill-Favoured One/Interpreter/Giant: Keith Drinkel

Apollyon/Superstition/Great-Heart: John Fleming
Christian: Mick Ford
Obstinate/Help: Peter Gunn
Bunyan: Bernard Hepton
First Man/Pickthank/Money-Love/Keeper/2nd Ill-Favoured One: David Holt
Charity: Melanie Hudson
Prudence: Theresa Streatfield

Pliable/Hold-the-world/Demas/Shining One/Ready-to-Halt/Contrite: Jonathan Tafler
Porter/Second man/Atheist/Reliever: John Webb

Additional actors in later episodes:
Sagacity/Mr Honest/Penitent: Jonathan Adams
Christiana: Hannah Gordon
Diffidence: Jill Graham
Damsel: Federay Holmes
Mrs Mercy: Siriol Jenkins
Hopeful/Save-all: Matthew Morgan
Faithful/Mr Feeble-Mind/Dare NotLie: Nicholas Murchie
Judge: Peter Penry-Jones
By-ends/Ignorance/Matthew: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Envy/Samuel: Matthew Sim
Mrs Timerous: Ann Windsor

This series ran daily Monday to Friday from 9th January 1995 to 10th February 1995.
Previous transmission was also daily Monday to Friday, 31st August to 2nd October 1992.


9th January 1995:
Michelle and the Landlady
by Caroline Forbes. A young girl, played by Beverley Hills , helps landlady Sylvia, played by Rosemary Leach , carry out an unusual last request made by a deceased lodger.
Director John Tydeman Rpt
A young girl: Beverley Hills
Landlady, Sylvia: Rosemary Leach
Prior transmission 25th November 1993


9th January 1995:
The Monday Play: LBJ - The Great Society First part of a challenging two-part drama by Mike Walker.
As vice-president, Lyndon Baines Johnson was the most powerful man in the US Congress, but he had always wanted to be President. He brought in his own team to protect him from the Kennedys. Lyle Weaver is a fictitious character, a journalist, who represents LBJ's people.
Director: Ned Chaillet
LBJ: William Hootkins
Lyle Weaver: Bob Sherman
Cathy Weaver: Lorelei King
Beth Lowell: Joanne MacInnes
Bobby Kennedy: Peter Whitman
Jay Weaver: Adam Henderson
Billy Weaver: Alan Marriot
Publisher: John Guerrasio
Radio announcer: Gavin Muir

The concluding episode "LBJ-Some Kind of Monument" was transmitted 16th January 1995.
Additional actors in Part 2:
US General: William Roberts
Hippy girl: Deborah Berlin
Barman/Policeman: Don McCorkindale
Soldier: Peter Kenny


9th January 1995:
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
A swashbuckling epic in six episodes.
1:The Man from Meung
Dramatised by James Saunders
Director Martin Jenkins
Athos: Robert Glenister
D'Artagnan: Jamie Glover
Aramis: Anton Lesser
Porthos: Timothy Spall
Also with: with Norman Bird, Nicholas Boulton, David Jarvis, Dominic Letts, Michael Onslow, John Rowe, James Taylor, Malcolm Ward.

Additional actors in episodes 2 to 6:
Grimaud: Tom Bevan
Bonacieux: Norman Bird
King: Nicholas Boulton
Madame Bonacieux: Helena Breck
Duke of Buckingham: Michael Cochrane
Queen: Teresa Gallagher
Cardinal Richelieu: Julian Glover
Planchet: Dominic Letts
Narrator: John Rowe
Milady De Winter: Imelda Staunton
De Treville: Malcolm Ward
Des Essarts: David Jarvis
Also with: Gareth Armstrong, Rachel Atkins, Peter Kenny, Lyndam Gregory, Frances Jeater, Peter Kenny, Nicholas Murchie, Stuart Organ, Paul Panting, David Rowan, James Taylor, Kim Wall

Further episodes weekly every Friday: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January, 6th and 13th February 1995
The series was previously broadcast in six episodes on 28th April 1994, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th May 1994 and 2nd June 1994.


10th January 1995:
Thirty Minute Theatre: Jenny One, Two, Three by Sean Walsh.
Childhood never seems to last very long, but for some parents the moment of letting go can come just a little too soon.
Director Michael Quinn
Director: Michael Quinn
Father: Mark Mulholland
Jenny: Emer McCourt
Young Jenny: Jennifer Courtney


11th January 1995:
Victoria Station
A five-part series by Steve Chambers set in Victoria Station, Bridgford, 100 years ago to the day.
2: Tunnel Vision.
Wednesday 11 January 1895 ... a day notable for infectious protest and protesting infection.
Director David Hunter
Tidmarsh: Philip Jackson
Joe Braddock: Sean Baker
Josie: Julla Ford
Ada: Pauline Letts
Professor Gaidar: David Collings
Fred Roberts: John Hartley
Phoebe: Becky Hindley
Moran: Gavin Muir
McCarthy: Ian Masters
Syd: Tom Bevan
Robson: Lloyd Notice
Lydia: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Wheeler: Tom Knight
Hancock: Nicholas Collett
Ellen Davison: Annabel Mullion
Jackson: Joshua Towb
First episode - see 4th January 1995.
This episode repeated 5th October 1996
Subsequent episodes: see 18th January 1995


12th January 1995:
Captain Colenso's Last Voyage by Alun Richards.
Captain Colenso's failing mind dreads the "Granny Pit" where old people go - never to return. So he begins to plan his final voyage.
Director Jane Dauncey
Captain Colenso: Gerald James
Trotters: Kenneth Griffith
Sadie: Margaret John
Mary/Mrs Puw Jones: Elizabeth Morgan
Mr Quereshi: Madhav Sharma
Nafisa: Nina Wadia
Customer/Fireman: Mike Hayward
Barman/Singer: Gary Llywelyn
Accordion player: Stephen Warbeck

14th January 1995:
Saturday Playhouse: Conan Doyle's Strangest Case by Tony Mulholland.
The play tells the true story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's obsession with a miscarriage of justice. Convinced that George Edalji has been wrongly convicted of a shocking crime, Doyle assumes the mantle of his famous creation Sherlock Holmes and sets out to solve the case.
Director: Rosemary Watts
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Peter Jeffrey
Kathleen Moriarty: Frances Jeater
George Edaiji: Kim Wall
Shapurji: Kaleem Janjua
Anson: Richard Avery
Campbell: Terry Pearson
Distumal: Terry Molloy
Vachell: Gerry Hinks
[Actors]: Roger Hume, Tina Gray, Simon Carter, Daphne Neville, Alex Jones, Pat Quayle, Sheila Kelley
Repeated 6th January 1996


14th January 1995:
Saturday Night Theatre: A Winter Meeting by Elaine Feinstein.
Karen, who fled the Nazis as a child, returns to Berlin for the first time.
Pianist Mary Nash.
Director Penny Gold
Karen: Barbara Jefford
Andrew: Neville Jason
Peter: Nicholas Boulton
Sophie: Elaine Claxton
Franz: Frederick Jaeger
Catia: Ruth Posner
Tenant/Foster mother: Frances Jeater
Tenant/Drunk: Tom Bevan
Gossipy neighbour: Irene Prador
Countess Frieda: Mary Wimbush
Karena as a child: Anna Abrahams
Karen's father: Barry J Gordon
Repeated from 16th May 1994


15th January 1995:
Children's Radio 4:Likely Stories
Quirky retellings of tales by the Brothers Grimm.
3: Everybody in the House by Alan Gilbey.
Producer Nandita Ghose
Mr Scud/Herbert: John Graham Davies
Parrot/Harry/Dog: Jimmi Hibbert
Donkey/Bod: Robert Whelan
Fox/Boy/Grieve: Jason Done
Mrs Scud/Darlene's Mum: Paula Tilbrook
M C Hamster: Sunetra Sarker
Child/Darlene: Kate O'Reagan
Repeated from Radio 5 29th December 1993.

16th January 1995:
A Rainbow in the Night by R J Gallagher.
Paris, 1937. "The blind need to be liberated by one of their own. They need the inspiration, the self-respect. They don't need the truth."
Director Alison Hindell
Girl: Alix Burgin
Pianist: Tim Riley.
Celine Barbier: Suzanne Burden
Louis Braille: Simon Harris
Charles Barbier: James Greene
Father Martignac: James Frank-Benson
General: Robert Page
Young Braille: Spike Hood
Repeated from 3rd December 1992


18th January 1995:
Victoria Station
A five-part series by Steve Chambers set in Victoria Station, Bridgford, 100 years ago to the day.
3: First Class Distinction. Wednesday, 18 January 1895 ... a day notable for alarms and excursions.
Director Celia De Wolff
Joe Braddock: Sean Baker
Tidmarsh: Philip Jackson
Josie: Julia Ford
Phoebe: Becky Hindley
Syd: Tom Bevan
Jackson: Joshua Towb
Wheeler: Tom Knight
Robson: Lloyd Notice
Woodcock: Gavin Muir
Sarah: Elizabeth Anson
Crippled John: Ronald Herdman
Russian acrobat: David B Miller
Reverend Sentence: George Parsons
Meat porter: Ian Peck
Purvis: Oliver Senton
Parkin: Michael Tudor Barnes
Nellie: Jane Slavin
Hall: Peter Whitman
Prior episodes: see 4th and 11th January 1995
This episode repeated 12th October 1996
Next episode- see 25th January 1995.

19th January 1995:
Morning Has Broken
by Susan Carlton. Rosemary starts a new job at a primary school in Bath. Against the background of a security alert, she is drawn into friendships with those who work in the arms industry and those who campaign against it.
Director Claire Grove
John: Michael Pennington
Hilary: Diane Bull
Helena: Cathy Sara
Rosemary: Siriol Jenkins
Bubbles: Jane Briers
Judi: Elaine Claxton
Mrs Lewis: Margaret John
Tim: Peter Whitman
Wendy: Nina Wadia
Also with With Laura Tew, Helen Theakston, Martin Neyens and Tim Harrison.

21st January 1995:
Playhouse: The Bridesmaid by Ruth Rendell.
Philip loved Flora, the stone statue that used to stand in the family garden. Then he meets Senta, his sister's bridesmaid, and she looks just like Flora. But how can horror lie behind beauty?
Dramatised by Betty Davies
Director Tracey Neale
Philip: Jamie Glover
Senta: Rachel Lewis
Christine: Frances Jeater
Fee: Rachel Atkins
Darren: Michael Onslow
Cheryl: Oona Beeson
Gerard: James Taylor
Roy: Lyndam Gregory
Mrs Ripple: Margaret John
Pearl: Tina Gray
Tramp: John Evitts
Repeated from 16th April 1994

21st January 1995:
Saturday Night Theatre: Of Rats and Men by Richard Bean.
A psychologist ends his work with rats and designs an experiment which recreates the social dynamics of the holocaust. The play dramatically pitches personal responsibility against expediency.
Director Andy Jordan R
Professor: Garrick Hagan
Dr Pearce: Anton Lesser
Joe Franklin: Peter Whitman
Shelley Pearce: Teresa Gallagher
Principal: Vincent Marzello
Mary Barton: Gillian Eaton
Narrator: Lewis Hancock
Repeated from 15th November 1993

22nd January 1995:
Children's Radio 4: Likely Stories
Quirky retellings of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. 4: Going for Gold by Bill Taylor. Spotty, four-eyed George fancies glamorous Tamsin next door.
Producer Martin Jameson
George: Joseph Vickers
Horace: Daniel Street Brown
George's Dad/Mudge: Malcolm Raeburn
Tracy/Jeanette: Lisa Lewis
Mr Brogue/Verger: Jimmy Hibbert
George's Mum/Customer: Kay Purcell
Tamsin: Judy Brooke
First broadcast on Radio 5 on 30th December 1993

23rd January 1995:
Death of an Old Girl by Brian Miller.

The dramatisation of the novel by Elizabeth Lemarchand: Inspector Pollard and Detective Sergeant Toye team up to solve a murder following an Old Girls' reunion at Meldon School.
With Rachel Atkins , Vivienne Rochester, Oona Beeson. Teresa Gallagher , Philip Anthony , Malcolm Ward. Peter Kenny , Colin Pinney and Paul Panting.
Director Enyd Williams
Inspector Tom Pollard: Michael Cochrane
Detective Sergeant Toye: James Taylor
Helen Renshaw: Jillie Meers
Anne Cartmell: Becky Hindley
Madge Thornton: Amanda Murray
Jane Pollard: Frances Jeater
Beatrice Baynes: Kathleen Helme
Clive Torrance: Timothy Carlton
Margaret West: Tina Gray
Mrs Hinks: Lala Lloyd
Also with: Rachel Atkins, Oona Beeson, Teresa Gallagher, Philip Anthony, Malcolm Ward, Peter Kenny, Colin Pinney, Paul Panting.
Repeated from 23rd December 1993

23rd January 1995:
The Monday Play: Ancient Enemies Dramatised by Elizabeth North from her novel.
Petra's stepfather, Henry, has disappeared, but is it because he has gone to another woman or because he is escaping from his fraught relationship with Petra?
Director Janet Whitaker
Director: Janet Whitaker Rpt
Petra: Charlotte Coleman
Henry: Bill Nighy
Alison: Frances Jeater
Daisy: Hannah Chick
Mr Forbes: Charles Simpson
Sebastian: Andrew Wincott
Also with Oona Beeson , Nicholas Boulton , Tina Gray , Peter Whitman , Vivienne Rochester, Cathy Sara and Sara Harvey Smart
Repeat from 30th April 1994


24th January 1995:
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Another chance to hear this six-part adaptation (the first radio version for more than 20 years).
1: Asking for More. Oliver Twist escapes from the workhouse - only to find that greater dangers lurk outside.
Music by John Kirkpatrick and Kathryn Locke
Dramatised and directed by Nigel Bryant

Mrs Mann: Pam Ferris
Oliver: Edward Long
Mr Bumble: Roger Hume
Sowerberry: Bob Goody
Mrs Sowerberry: Gillian Goodman
Charlotte: Kimberly Hope
Noah: Alex Jones
Artful Dodger: Richard Pearce
Also with With Simon Carter, Graham Colclough, Joyce Gibbs, Paul Ryan, Jonathan Wyatt

Actors in later episodes:
Nancy: Adjoa Andoh
Fang: Simon Carter
Rose: Teresa Gallagher
Old Sally: Joyce Gibbs
Mrs Bedwin: Tina Gray
Fagin: John Grillo
Toby Crackit/Doorman: David Holt
Brownlow: Peter Jeffrey
Bill Sikes: Tim McInnerny
Workhouse woman: Pat Quayle
Charley: Paul Ryan
Grimwig: Brett Usher
Monks: Kim Wall
Also with: Terry Pearson

Subsequent programs in this serial: 31st January, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th February 1995.
First broadcast: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th February, 3rd, 10th March 1994.


24th January 1995:
Thirty Minute Theatre: Lady in Red by Helen Griffin.
Julie is overweight and her red dress is too tight and she can't quite believe Gareth's chat-up routine is genuine.
Director Alison Hindell
Julie: Sara Harris-Davies
Gareth: Jeremi Cockram
Chris: Jams Thomas
Bethan: Siriol Jenkins
Jeff: Iestyn Jones

25th January 1995:
Victoria Station A five-part series by Steve Chambers
Set in Victoria Station, Bridgford, 100 years ago to the day.
4: Fog Warnings. Wednesday, 25 January 1895. A day notable for lambent hopes and clouded prospects.
Director Celia De Wolff
Tidmarsh: Philip Jackson
Joe Braddock: Sean Baker
Josie: Julia Ford
Ada: Pauline Letts
Fred Roberts: John Hartley
MrCripps: Gavin Muir
Phoebe: Becky Hindley
Syd: Tom Bevan
Jackson: Joshua Towb
Wheeler: Tom Knight
Robson: Lloyd Notice
Hancock :: Nicholas Collett
Sheena: Deborah Berlin
Mrs MacDonald: Jilly Bond
Mr MacDonald: Peter Yapp
Dr Pettigrew: David Holt
Tuffnell: Don McCorkindale
Blind man: Michael Tudor Barnes
Repeated 19th October 1996.

26th January 1995:
A Bruised Reed
In researching her play, Anna Clemence Mews interviewed several rapists in prison. The play examines the aftermath of a rape with compassion and humour from the point of view of both the victim and the rapist.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Val: Teresa Gallagher
Frank: Richard Pearce
Detective Sergeant Garret: Julia Hills
Detective Constable King: Cornelius Garrett
Eric: Steve Hodson
Mrs Merrill: Gillian Goodman
Betsy: Melinda Walker

28th January 1995:
Playhouse: Friday's Child
Georgette Heyer's Regency romance begins a season of love affairs on Radio 4.
"I'm going back to London! And I'm going to marry the first woman I see!" is the cry of young Lord Sheringham when his proposal of marriage is rejected by Isabella, the Incomparable. True to his word, he takes the even younger Hero Wantage as his bride.
Dramatised by: John Peacock.
Music: Trevor Allan Davies.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Hero Wantage: Elli Garnett
Sherry: James Frain
Isabella Milborne: Annabel Mullion
George: Ian Hughes
Jasper Tarleton: Simon Russell Beale
Gil: Paul Panting
Ferdy: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Montagu Revesby: Nicholas Boulton
Lady Saltash: Mary Wimbush
Mrs Milbome: Tessa Worsley
Ruth: Cathy Sara
Cassy: Cathy Sara
Lady Sheringham: Susan Sheridan
Groombridge: David Bannerman
lnnkeeper: David Bannerman
Mrs Bagshot: Eva Stuart
Jason: Peter Kenny
Lady Jersey: Jilly Bond
Postboy: David Antrobus
Repeated 17th February 1996

28th January 1995:
Saturday Night Theatre: The World Will Thank Me
John Rooney 's new play explores the extraordinary love that the Irish poet W B Yeats felt for Maud Gonne - over a period of 28 years he proposed to her continually. She always refused and he continued to dedicate to her some of the best-loved poetry ever written.
Music composed by Neil Martin , who plays piano and cello, with Paul Schumann on clarinet.
Director Pam Brighton
W B Yeats: Dan Gordon
Maud Gonne: Barbara Brennan
George: Susan Slot
Iseult: Caitriona Hinds
Woman: Amanda Maguire
Repeated on 10th February 1996

29th January 1995:
Children's Radio 4: Likely Stories
Last in the series of quirky retellings of tales by the Brothers Grimm.
Letting Your Hair Down by Alan Gilbey.
Producer Nandita Ghose
George: Joseph Vickers
Horace/Child: Daniel Street Brown
Kate: Jane Dawson
George's Dad/Aunt Gail/Norman/Doctor: Malcolm Raeburn
Aunt Austeria/Nurse: Ann Rye

Walker/Derek/Bal/Wicked man: Jimmy Hibbert
Kate's Mum/Norma/Marge: Jane Lowe
First broadcast on Radio 5, 31st December 1993

30th January 1995:
Islands by Judith Warner
Retelling of the myth of the mermaid who lost her voice after falling in love with a man.
Harpist Clifford Lantaff. Flautist Richard Davis Director Michael Fox
Beatrice: Fiona Shaw
Maire: Kate Lonergan
Manus: Colin Kerrigan
Iain: John Branwell
Conn: Kieran Cunningham
Crimthan: James Quinn
Micheil: Robert Calvert
Rachel: Saskia Downes
First broadcast 2nd July 1992

30th January 1995:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Private Lives by Noël Coward.
A comedy of the 1930s in a new production for the 1990s.
Amanda was married to Elyot, but has just married Victor. Elyot 's new bride is Sibyl. And fireworks are inevitable when the two honeymooning couples find themselves sharing the balcony of a French hotel.
Music arranged and directed by Neil Brand (Piano).
with Sian Bell, cello, and Sonia Slaney, violin. Director Ned Chaillet
Amanda Prynne: Imogen Stubbs
Victor Prynne, her husband: Simon Ward
Sibyl Chase: Louise Lombard
Elyot Chase, her husband: Stephen Fry
Louise, a maid: Annabel Mullion
Repeated 25th December 1995

31st January 1995:
Thirty Minute Theatre: The Dark Lady of Doona by Jane Cassidy
Grace O'Malley was a famous 16th-century Irish pirate whose exploits and audacity have become the stuff of legend. The play dramatises a real meeting between her and Queen Elizabeth I.
Director Pam Brighton
Grace: Marie Mullen
O'Raherty: Tony Doyle
Elizabeth I: Margaret D'Arcy
Teige: Robert Taylor
Philip Sidney: Robert O'Mahoney
Sir Francis Walsingham: John O'Hara

1st February 1995:
Victoria Station
Last of the series by Steve Chambers set in Victoria Station, Bridgford, 100 years ago to the day.
Over the Points. Wednesday, 1 February 1895 ... a day notable for accidental honour and premeditated dishonour.
Director David Hunter
Joe Braddock: Sean Baker
Tidmarsh: Philip Jackson
Josie: Julia Ford
Ada: Pauline Letts
Mr Cripps: Gavin Muir
Fred Roberts: John Hartley
Syd: Tom Bevan
Phoebe: Becky Hindley
Robson: Lloyd Notice
Jackson: Joshua Towb
Sir James Chettle: Stephen Thorne
Miss Walker: Jilly Bond
Mrs Peabody: Joyce Gibbs
Hickman: Tim Seely
Jamie: Ian Taylor
Dr Keeble: George Parsons
Wheeler: Tom Knight
Mr Newton: Peter Whitman
Mr Allcock: Don McCorkindale
Repeated 26th October 1996

2nd February 1995:
Thank You for Talking to Me, Africa by Othniel Smith.
A chance meeting takes Barry to Africa in search of family history but reality is nothing like the dream.
Director Alison Hindell
Barry: Treva Etienne
Rachel: Eiry Thomas
Ayi: Louis Mahoney
Martha: Nina Wadia
Karl: Al Matthews
Soldier: Jude Akuwudikwe


2nd February 1995:
Ten Pounds and a Box of Kippers by Paul Brennen
A six-part story of two former footballers (Billy Pagan and Mickey Dorkin - set on a windswept north-eastern promontory, the Headland, where our ex-soccer heroes fight to save the last pub on the estate, the Shuffle and Skittle.
1: The Moosemen Cometh
Director: Ian Michie
Music by Colin Smith.
A Big Arts production
Cactus Trollies: Paul Brennen
Evonne Crawley: Liz Carling
Mickey Dorkin: Bill Fellows
Shona Turner: Julia Hampson
Announcer: Mick Loroan
Billy Pagan: Guy Manning
Roger Turner: Chris Wright

Additional cast in later episodes:
Inspector Rabelais: Patrick Brennan
Police Officer: Mick Carter
Ern: Richard Jameson
Private Lives: Davld John
Father Wilson/Eric: Ian Michie
Mavis Turner: Angela Simpson

Later episodes (weekly) on 9th, 16th, 23rd February and 2nd, 9th March 1995.


4th February 1995:
Playhouse: Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer

Dramatised by Kitty Black.
Deborah Grantham 's position in a gaming house makes her utterly unsuitable as a wife for a nobleman, and Max Ravenscar determines to rescue his cousin from the clutches of a gamester - one of faro's daughters.
Music by Trevor Allan Davies.
Director Jane Morgan
Deborah Grantham: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Max Ravenscar: Nathaniel Parker
Lady Mablethorpe: Marcia Warren
Lord Crewe: Jonathan Keeble
Silas Wantage: Gavin Muir
Lord Adrian Mablethorpe: Mark Pavton
Lord Ormskirk: Edward de Souza
Lucius Kennet: Sean Barrett
Sir James Filey: Peter Yapp
Lady Bellingham: Anna Massey
Mrs Patch: Tessa Worsley
Mrs Ravenscar: Tessa Worsley
Hon Phoebe Laxton: Deborah Berlin
Kit Grantham: Oliver Senton
Arabella Ravenscar: Becky Hindley
Repeated 25th November 1995

4th February 1995:
Saturday Night Theatre: Second Spring by Roderick Graham.
"If I cut all the strings, I can start again, with him or without him. I can swap autumn for spring. Do you never want to do that?"
Director Tracey Neale
Kate: Diana Weston
Hugh: Struan Rodger
Peter: Raylonnen
Rebecca: Kristin Milward
Joan: Tessa Worsley
Clive: Gavin Muir
Dick: David Antrobus


5th February 1995:
19.00 :
Children's Radio 4: A Traveller in Time
A four-part dramatisation of Alison Uttley's classic novel.
Penelope is sent to stay at her great-aunt's Derbyshire farm and becomes fascinated by its dramatic past.
Dramatised by Melissa Murray
Director Alison Hindell
Penelope: Eirlys Bellin
Ian: Jonathan Chapple
Uncle Barnabas: John Evitts
Aunt Tissie: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Francis: Lee Graves
Alison/Tabitha: Susie Hawthorne
Mistress Babbington/Actor: Julie Higginson
Jude/Anthony Babbington: Ben Miles

Additional actors in the later episodes:
[Actor]: Anthony Lamb
Arabella: Lesley Rooney

Episodes 2,3,4 on 12th, 19th, 26th February 1995


6th February 1995:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Dreaming Up Laura by Paul Herzberg.
As a young woman, Laura kept a dream diary. Then she married Garth and her dreams stopped.
Music by Stuart Gordon
Director Andy Jordan
Laura Pearce: ,sheila Gish
Phil Fontaine: Henry Goodman
Garth: Bill Nighy
Anton Weber: Nicholas Woodeson
Dilys Crawford: Amanda Redman
Fran Cole: Dilys Hamlett
Harry Cole: Peter Yapp
Young Laura: Cathy Sara
Young Phil: David Antrobus
Also with Becky Hindley, Oliver Senton and Terence Beesley.

7th February 1995:
Thirty Minute Theatre: The Upshot by John Merryfield
Light comedy. Morna and Guy meet at a concert of 18th-century music. She eats too much, and he's hopeless with women. Not exactly Romeo and Juliet ...
Director Patrick Rayner
Moma: Gerda Stevenson
Guy: Paul Young
James: Sandy Neilson
Mary: Muriel Romanes
Steven: Richard Greenwood

8th February 1995:
The Happy Auntie by Stephen Laughton
A Filipino student comes to England. Back in her home village, like the other girls who do not marry, she is known as a "happy auntie".
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Lei-Mei: Mamta Kaash
Mr Sung: Zia Mohyeddin
Jose: Lyndam Gregory
Jesus: Ravi Aujla
Peter: Jonathan Tarer
Sister: Kate Binchy

9th February 1995:
I Luv U Jimmy Spud by Lee Hall.
Jimmy Spud is Newcastle's only trainee angel, determined to solve cosmic mysteries and save his father from the grip of lung cancer.
Trumpet player: Gordon Marshall
Director: Kate Rowland
Jimmy Spud: Gareth Brown
Mother: Charlle Hardwick
Father: Dave Whitaker
Grandad/Gabriel: Joe Ging
Scout: Michael Walpert

11th February 1995:
Saturday Playhouse: A Pocket Full of Rye
June Whitfield stars as Miss Marple in this Agatha Christie murder mystery. A children's nursery rhyme appears to hold the clues to a series of gruesome murders.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell
Director Enyd Williams
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Inspector Neele: Nicky Henson
Rex Fortescue: Derek Waring
Percival: Peter Yapp
Jennifer: Natasha Pyne
Lance: Ian Masters
Patricia: Annabel Mullion
Elaine: Deborah Berlin
Adele: Becky Hindley
Miss Dove: Kristin Milward
Miss Ramsbottom: Margaret Ward
Mrs Mackenzie: Charlotte Mitchell
Gladys: Claire MacKie
Crump: Don McCorkindale
Mrs Crump: Margaret John
Sergeant Hay: Joshua Towb
Miss Grosvenor: Jilly Bond
Dr Bemsdorff: George Parsons
Vivian Dubois: Michael Tudor Barnes
Gerald Wright: Oliver Senton
Kitty: Clare Heyhoe
Repeated 6th April 1996
Also repeated on BBC7 16th February 2008 and 10th January 2009

11th February 1995:
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: The Wind Pump by Dawn Lowe-Watson .
A young TV producer goes to interview a man who had been held prisoner of war by the Japanese, for a programme she is making. Despite the difference in their ages, she finds herself falling in love with him
Director: Cherry Cookson
William: James Laurenson
Maria : Charlotte Attenborough
Tiny: Una Gray
Young William: David Thorpe
Miss Letheringale: Joan Matheson
Mary: Patience Tomlinson
Mike: Tom Bevan
Also with Ian Masters, Peter Yapp, Deborah Berlin and Susannah Corbett.
Repeated on 26th April 1997


12th February 1995:
Classic Serial: The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
William Roberts 's two-part dramatisation of John Steinbeck 's devastating tale of ambition and corruption in 1960s America.
1: Ethan Hawley comes from a long line of honest men but is now the clerk in the store once owned by his father.
Director Adrian Bean.
Jack Shepherd: Ethan Hawley
Mary Hawley: Shelley Thompson
Mr Baker: David Healy
Margie: Lorelei King
Biggers: Ed Bishop
Danny: Steve Hodson
Joey: Vincent Marzello
Mr Marullo: John Church
Stonewall Jackson: Jonathan Adams
Ellen: Oona Beeson
Allen: Anthony Taylor

Additional cast in second part:
Fat Willy: John Fleming
Richard Walder: Dominic Letts
NBC man: John Evitts

Repeated 17th February 1995
Second part broadcast on 19th February 1995 repeated 24th February 1995


13th February 1995:
The Enchanting Evil by Dame Barbara Cartland , dramatised by Wally K Daly.
Sir Hector Stanyon commands Melinda, his orphaned niece, to marry an elderly suitor, and when she refuses he tries to horse-whip her into submission. It is 1856, and Melinda escapes to London on a steam train.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Melinda: Jenny Funnell
Marquis of Chard: Timothy Bentinck
Uncle Hector: Roger Hume
Dowager Duchess: Mary Wimbush
Mrs Harcourt: June Barrie
Kate: Avril Clark
Lord Wrotham: Bill Wallis
Skittles: Liz Goulding
Captain Vestey: Cornelius Garrett
Freddie: Richard Pearce
Tom: Simon Carter

13th February 1995:
The Monday Play: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
This new production has been mounted to celebrate the centenary of the play's first night which took place at the Haymarket Theatre, London, on 14 February 1895.
Piano played by Terence Allbright
Director Glyn Dearman
Algernon Moncrieff: Martin Clunes
Lane: Michael Hordern
Jack Worthing: Michael Sheen
Lady Bracknell: Judi Dench
Gwendolen: Samantha Bond
Miss Prism: Miriam Margolyes
Cecily: Amanda Root
Canon Chasuble: John Moffatt
Merriman: Terence Alexander

14th February 1995:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Call Out by Mark Davies Markham.
Romance can blossom in the most unusual places, Two cuddly gasmen take off for toffee-apples and torch songs on the Isle of Wight.
Music played by Andrew Dodge and Will Hill
Director Claire Grove
Greg: Ray Winstone
Ian: Shaun Prendergast
Billie: Eve Shickle
Heather: Jilly Bond
Jan: Natasha Pyne

15th February 1995:
14.00 :
Some of My Best Friends Are Dolphins by Marianne Carey
A light comedy about a meeting of opposites.
Yvette is successful, cultivated and a bit of a snob. Jazz is broke, loud and living upstairs.
Director Patrick Rayner
Jazz: James MacPherson
Yvette: Deirdre Davis
Kit: Molly Innes
Karen: Margaret Clark
Gordon: John Hannibal
Derek: Gordon Munro
Repeated 5th June 1998

16th February 1995:
14.00 :
Second Chance by Sue Rodwell.
Mandy, Bob and baby Tommy seem like the perfect family, but when Tommy disappears, the police make very thorough enquiries.
Director: Sue Wilson
Mandy: Penny Layden
Bob: Richard Derrington
Patricia Sawyer: Rachel Atkins
DI Johnson: Gareth Armstrong
WPC Randall: Lorna Laidlaw
Mandie's Mum: Tina Gray
DS Green: Malcolm McKee
Repeated 3rd April 1997

18th February 1995:
In 4 parts all broadcast on this date:
14.30 to 16.00: 17.40 to 18.00; 19.50 to 21.20 and 23.30 to 0.00
Bomber: i) Planning and Preparation (14.30-16.00)
A documentary drama based on the novel by Len Deighton about an RAF Bomber Command raid on Germany on Saturday 18 February 1943. Dramatiser: Joe Dunlop
Broadcast in real time throughout today, the play includes reminiscences from the men and women who were involved on both sides.

1430 hours: at Bomber Command headquarters, Air Marshal Sir Arthur Harris plans tonight's raid, and in Germany Luftwaffe General Josef Kammhuber plans the night defence of the Ruhr. At RAF Warley Fen WAAF Corporal Ruth Lambert fears for her pilot husband Sam, and in the Ruhr town of Altgarten the Burgomeister plans his birthday celebrations.
Producer: Jonathan Ruffle
Director: Adrian Bean
Narrator: Tom Baker
Sgt Ted 'Batters' Battersby: David Antrobus
Anna Luisa: Alice Arnold
Group Captain: Michael Tudor Barnes
Frau Josef: Deborah Berlin
Ruth Lambert: Emma Chambers
Unteroffizier Christian Himmel: Scott Cherry
SS Sturmbannfuhrer Fischer: Russell Floyd
Sgt Huw Binty Jones: Clive Hill
Frau Gerda: Becky Hindley
Sgt Jimmy Grimm: Terry John
WAAF Corporal Madge Scott: Siriol Jenkins
Sgt 'Diggers' Digby: Jonathan Keeble
Untersturmfuhrer Blessing: Ian Masters
Group Captain Ludlow: Don McCorkindale
Gerd Boll: Gavin Muir
Unteroffizier Willi Reinecke: Brian Murphy
Sgt Flash Gordon: Ian Peck
Oberleutnant Baron Victor von Lowenhertz: Dominic Rickards
Hansl: Pascoe Sabido
Johannes lifa: Oliver Senton
August Bach: Jack Shepherd
Sgt Simon Kosher Cohen: Joshua Towb
Fit Lt Teny Sweet: Michael Troughton
Doctor Hans Starkhov: Derek Waring
Sam Lambert: Samuel West
Air Marshal Sir Arthur Harris: Frank Windsor
Burgomeister Walter Ryessman: John Woodvine
Flying Officer Longfellow: Peter Yapp

Also with:
David Jarvis, Kristin Milward, Richard Pearce, Caroline Strong, Eva Stuart, Joe Swash

Repeated 4th September 1999 at same times


20th February 1995:
14.00 :
Another Life by Rosemary Carter , dramatised by Philip Martin.
Sara Demaine is young, beautiful and on the verge of a brilliant career as a ballet dancer....
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Sara: Carolyn Backhouse
Clive: Jack Klaff
Peter: Roger Hume
Madame Olga: Magdalena Buznea
Mrs Montgomery: Patricia Gallimore
Dr Simmonds: Cornelius Garrett
Mary: Sophie Goodchild
Belinda: Amy Marston
Lynn: Nicola Barber
Jenny: Vanessa Mean

20th February 1995:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: The Bandit Queen by Deepak Verma.
In February 1994, after 11 years in prison without trial, Phoolan Devi, the Indian Bandit Queen, was released. How did an illiterate woman from the wilds of India become a folk heroine and international figure?
Singer Gauri Bapat.
Music by the West India Company.
Director Claire Grove
Shiv: Rajiv Mukker
Phoolan Devi: Nisha K Nayar
Chatervedi: Saeed Jaffrey
Moola: Surendra Kochar
Mustaquim: Bhasker
Vikram: Paul Bhattacharjee
Chief Minister: Madhav Sharma
Rukmini: Siddiqua Akhtar
Madho: Kulvinder Ghir
Man Singh: Dhirendra
Gujar: Yogesh Bhatt


20th February 1995:
The Vacillations of Poppy Carew by Mary Wesley. Dramatised in six episodes by Betty Davies ,
1: Discarded! Deserted! Poppy can't see any hope for the future when her boyfriend ditches her, but other possible lovers pop up in the most unlikely places - even in a funeral parlour!
Director Jane Morgan
Nurse: Rachel Atkins
Poppy Carew: Beatie Edney
Bank manager: John Evitts
Anthony Green: Neville Jason
Director: Jane Morgan
Dad: David Sinclair
Fergus Furnival: Andrew Wincott
Also with: Kate Maravan and James Fleet

Additional cast in episodes 2-6:
Sean Connor: Gareth Armstrong
Venetia Colyyer: Elaine Claxton
Victor Lucas: James Fleet
Mrs Edwardes: Tina Gray
Minister for Tourism: Michael Halphie
Penelope Lucas: Frances Jeater
Ros Lawrence: Virginia McKenna
Mary: Kate Maravan
Edmund: Matthew Morgan
Ambulanceman: Michael Onslow
Mustafa: Raad Rawi
Julia: Vivienne Rochester
Willy Guthrie: Kim Wall
Waiter: Malcolm Ward
Vicar: Peter Whitman
Calypso Grant: Mary Wimbush
Also with: David Jarvis.

Episodes 2-6: 27th February 1995, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th March 1995.
Repeated from original series broadcast: 17th, 24th and 31st March 1994, 7th, 14th, 21st April 1994.
The novel (1986) was also adapted for television (UK ITV) shown 5th March 1995.


21st February 1995:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Much Like Yourself by
Anne Hashmi
The comic story of a young woman struggling to find her identity while bombarded by the spiritual and material influences of people around her.
Director Tim Crook
Girl: Charlotte Coleman
Deep husky woman: Frances Tomelty
Aggressive young man / Meek boy: Clive Wedderburn
Jackie/Tiger: Lisa Bowerman
Meditation man: Peter Guinness
Pretentious young man/Spiritual adviser: Rupert Degas
Blue girl: Tessa Wojtczak
Repeated 8th February 1996
[ Charlotte Coleman died much too young and may be remembered for her TV programs Worzel Gummidge, Educating Marmalade and many others. Lisa Bowerman appeared as a Cheetah in Dr Who and many other tv programs but may be better known for her long running audio adventures as Bernice Summerfield ]


22nd February 1995:
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Six classic mysteries.
1: The Problem of Thor Bridge. When a beautiful young governess is accused of murder, her employer calls upon the services of Sherlock Holmes.
Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised by Bert Coules.
Director Enyd Williams
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
J Neil Gibson: William Hootkins
Grace Dunbar: Charlotte Attenborough
Joyce Cummings: Charles Simpson
Mana Gibson: Jilly Bond
Marlow Bates: Michael Tudor Barnes
Ferguson: Mark Straker
Sergeant: George Parsons
Policemen: David Antrobus
Policemen: Joshua Towb
Warder: Don McCorkindale
This production was repeated 23rd August 1997.
The five stories which followed have been listed here on their own broadcast dates.


23rd February 1995
After Eden by Alison Leonard
A six-part drama about the life of a woman priest.
1: The Keys of the Kingdom. When the Rev Elaine Metcalfe is inducted as the vicar of Pontvale, she hopes the job will have more to it than lending out spare sets of keys.
Director Alison Hindell
Kristina: Jilly Bond
Elaine: Christine Pritchard
Sian: Sue Jones-Davies
Mr Hudson: Steve Hodson
Gareth: Simon Harris
Phil: Hywel Morgan
Sergei/Colin: Oliver Senton

Additional cast in parts 2 to 6:
Harvey: James Greene
Grace: Julie Higginson
Rev Johns/Melvyn: Michael Povey
Gwen: Manon Edwards
Tash: Clare Isaac
Bryn: Rhodri Hugh
Sheila: Kristin Milward
Freda: Sharon Morgan
Adam: Simon Ludders
Ellis: Dafydd Wyn Roberts
Puck: Nia Dames
Josie: Marilyn Le Conte

(The other five parts were broadcast 1st,8th,15th,22nd,29th March 1995)
(The series was repeated in 1996: 12th, 19th, 26th February 1996, 4th, 11th, 18th March 1996)

23rd February 1995:
Rocco Don't Eat Greens by Nick Pullen
Ever since Mumsy took Arnold to see The Big Sleep 50 years ago, he has shared his mind with an invented character called Johnny Rocco. Arnold and Rocco tell the tragic story of Arnold's love for the beautiful and heartless Deirdre.
Pianist Harold Rich
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Arnold Wiseman: Bill Wallis
Young Arnold: Richard Pearce
Rocco: Christian Rodska
Deirdre: Julia Hills
Mumsy: June Barrie
Bunty Thrubwell: Cornelius Garrett
Herrington-Smythe: Simon Carter
Doctor: George Parsons
Maid: Julia Winwood
Repeated on 7th April 1997


25th February 1995:
14.30 to 16:00 ("Sarah"), with a new sequel ("Elizabeth") 19.50 to 21.10.
Saturday Playhouse: Ways of Escape by Eric Pringle.
First part: "Sarah" - Part Two in Saturday Night Theatre later tonight.
When the Reverend Daniel Strickland and his two sisters leave their home in Berkshire to begin a new life in the wilderness of Lancashire, the wilful Sarah demands to know why. An atmospheric love story, set in the early 19th Century.

Director Tracey Neale
Daniel: Stephen Moore
Elizabeth: Anna Massey
Sarah: Deborah Findlay
Joseph: John Duttine
Anne: Alison Reid
Roger Beamish: Lan Masters
Squire Rollinson: Geoffrey Matthews
Doctor Thurlston: Alan Thompson
The Bishop: Garard Green

Additional cast in the second part:
Alexander Benson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Ruth: Nicola Dent
Mr Gale: Eric Allan
Emily: Annabel Mullion
Charlotte: Eva Stuart
Swinton: David Collings
Also with Andrew Branch and Peter Yapp

Part One was First broadcast: 1st January 1994;
this (1995) was the first broadcast of Part Two

25th February 1995:
Murder before Midnight: Dark Orphan by David Zane Mairowitz.
Based on a real-life murder in France. Guignol believes that weaklings are bad for France.
They should be put down at birth. But his daughter Faye is a weakling.
Guignol has let her live until now, but soon he must make a decision.
Director Peter Kavanagh
Guignol: Keith Allen
Faye Beaulieu: Anna Livia Ryan
Vivi: Jane Slavin
Josee: Tessa Worsley
Terry: Neil Maskell
Prison psychologist: Natasha Pyne
Djemilla: Adjoa Andoh
Dupont: Jonathon Keeble
School doctor: Don McCorkindale
Police Inspector: Gavin Muir
Policeman: Oliver Senton


26th February 1995:
Classic Serial: Dead Souls by Nicolai Gogol
A comic masterpiece, set in 1820s Russia, is dramatised in two episodes by Stephen Wyatt and stars Ken Stott as Chichikov.
1: Coming. A man arrives in an isolated provincial town. His mission is to buy up the "dead souls".
Musicians Eleanor Knight, Andy Crowdie, George Ricci and Jamie McCarthy
Music by Andy Frizell.
Director Kate Rowland
Chichikov: Ken Stott
Korobochka: Jean Alexander
Plyushkin: Bryan Pringle
Nozdrev: Mark McGann
Anna: Brigit Forsyth
Sobakievich: Trevor Cooper
Manilov: Robert Whelan
Mme Manilov: Jane Cox
Selifan: David Whitaker
Landlord: David Fleeshman
Proshka: Jane Hazlegrove
Additional cast in part 2:
Oulenka: Jane Hazlegrove
Woman: Kathy Jamieson

This episode repeated 3rd March 1995.
Part Two 5th March 1995, repeated 10th March 1995.


27th February 1995:
14.00 :
The Newgate Calendar by Christopher Denys
The Newgate Calendar was a record of the crimes committed by the inmates of the famous London prison during the 18th century.
1: The Life, Crimes and Death of Jonathan Wild.
He started as a buckle-maker before rising to control most of London's criminals, working on both sides of the law as the self-styled 'Thief-taker General of Great Britain and Ireland
Music composed and performed by John Telfer.
Violinist Don Leo Schlaiffer
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
The Editor: Peter Jeffrey
Jonathan Wild: John Rowe
Mary Mulliner: Sue Broomfield
Obadiah Lemon: Cornelius Garrett
Blueskin Blake: Christian Rodska
Quilt: John Telfer
Jack Shepherd: Richard Pearce
Justice Vaughan/Walter: Bill Wallis
Also with Simon Carter, Judy Bennett, Sunny Ormonde.
The second play was a standalone play and is listed under the broadcast date of 6th March 1995.
This episode repeated 21st December 1996.
Second play broadcast on 6th March 1995, repeated 28th December 1996.


27th February 1995:
The Monday Play: Lost Parts by Elizabeth Baines
A dark comedy which portrays an English family coming to terms with Father's death - until they discover some secrets in the wardrobe.
Director Michael Fox
Clare: Ellie Haddington
Margaret: Val Lilley
Sally: Jane Hazlegrove
Dave: Keith Ladd
Emma: Christine MacKie
Maunagh: Ayse Owens
Johnny: James McMartin

28th February 1995:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Stand Up Norma Jean by Danny McCahon.
The world of the impersonator, that well known night club act, is not an easy one. Sugar, who does
Marilyn Monroe , looks as if she is about to get a break. Tonight, after the show, a researcher from a network television chat show is to interview her for background material for her first network TV appearance.
Director Hamish Wilson
Sugar: Anne Marie Timoney
Norman: Ian Sexton
Repeated 25th July 1996.

1st March 1995:
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
Six classic mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2: The Creeping Man. A distinguished scientist is behaving very oddly, enough to make his faithful old dog attack him.
Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised by Robert Forrest.
Director Patrick Rayner
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Professor Presbury: Robin Ellis
Edith Presbury: Deborah Berlin
Jack Bennett: Oliver Senton
Alice Morphy: Annabel Mullion
Repeated 30th August 1997

2nd March 1995:
Inside by David Ian Neville.
When Sarah takes up her post as writer-in-residence in a women's prison, she finds herself personally involved in a drama which even as a playwright she couldn't have envisaged.
Director Sue Wilson
Sarah: Jenny Funnell
Liz: Sara Coward
Jo: Lois Burgess
Dawn: Sunny Ormonde
Tanya: Teresa Gallagher
Baz: Vivienne Rochester
Redband: Heather Bell
Jim: Richard Derrington
Jack: Cornelius Garrett
Officer Jackson: Nawal Gadalla
Officer Cassidy: Marian Kemmer
Radio Presenter: Sally Wright

4th March 1995:
Playhouse: Winners by Ayshe Raif.
Connie: A million-pound winner on the Lottery. Rika: employed to stop her making a complete fool of herself.
Director Claire Grove
Connie: Diane Bull
Rika: Rosemary Leach
Joe Alton: David Yip
Neil Marsden: Ray Winstone
Sam Marsden: Paul Keating
Bella: Patricia Kerrigan
Guy: Oliver Senton
Donald: Ian Masters
Arnold: Garrick Hagon
Eugene: George Allonby
Mrs Williams: Natasha Pyne
Lucy: Annabel Mullion
Edwardo: Jonathan Keeble

4th March 1995:
Saturday Night Theatre: An Urnful of Ashes by Rukhsana Ahmed.
India, 1992. Against the backdrop of the Barbri Mosque riots, the search for a lost friend leads Rozina to a storyteller in a street festival and an encounter with the stately world of 16th-century mogul India.
Percussion by Pandit Dinesh
Director Kate Rowland
Superintendant Pun: Saeed Jaffrey
Rozina Bannerji: Yasmin Sidhwa
Storyteller: Vayu Naidu
Chitra Bannerji: Leena Dhingra
Emperor Akbar: Sam Dastor
Shola: Suda Bhuchar
Shobhna: Jamila Massey
Abul Fazt: Bhasker
Birbal: Rashid Karapiet
Fr Aquaviva: Dominic Shaun
Sirhindi: Anthony Zaki
Repeated on BBC 7 on 10th October 2009.

4th March 1995:
Murder before Midnight: Double Indemnity by James M Cain.
Dramatised by John Fletcher.
"I'm an insurance salesman, I sell this guy some insurance. Then one hot afternoon, I find myself in bed with his wife. We murder him."
Original music by Barrington Pheloung
Director Andy Jordan
Walter Huff: Frederic Forrest
Lola: Molly Ringwald
Phyllis: Theresa Russell
George Keyes: John Wood
Nirdlingor: Michael Drew
Norton: John Guerrasio
Jackson: John Baddeley
Nettie: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Sachetti: Roger May
Repeated from 12th June 1993.


5th March 1995:
19.00 :
Children's Radio 4: Goldfish the Movie
Three-part dramatisation of Betsy Byars ' novel The Two Thousand Pound Goldfish.
Dramatised by Tony Coult
Director Celia De Wolff
Warren Otis: Leonard Kirby
Aunt Pepper: Heather Tobias
Louise: Sacha Flory
Gran: Jill Graham
Saffron: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Samir: Rocky Samrai
Mr Gordon: Louis Mahoney
Also with Dominic Letts. Keith Drinkel and James Telfer.

Additional cast in parts 2 and 3:
Fiona Hillman: Diane Bull
Warren: Leonard Kirby
Also with John Baddeley

Parts 2 and 3 broadcast 12th and 19th March 1995

Original broadcast 4th, 11th and 18th April 1993


6th March 1995:
14.00 :
The Newgate Calendar
The second of two plays by Christopher Denys based on the Calendar, which recorded the crimes of the inmates of London's infamous Newgate Prison.
The Tragic Life and Shameful Death of Mary Blandy.
Besotted by Captain Cranstoun, a fortune-seeker, Mary is persuaded to feed a powder to her father that she is told "will make him amiable again" towards Cranstoun.
Music composed and performed by John Telfer. Violinist Don Leo Schlaiffer
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
The Editor: Peter Jeffrey
Mary: Prue Clarke
Mr Blandy: Simon Carter
Mrs Blandy: Frances Jeater
Cranstoun: David Bannerman
Barbara: Hilary McLean
Susan: June Barrie
Walter: Bill Wallis
Foster: John Telfer
Lord Mark Ker: Cornelius Garrett
Repeated 28th December 1996.

6th March 1995:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: A Small Plot of England by Graham Harvey.
Steve was a young farm contractor, but the bottom has fallen out of his Thatcherite world.
Director Nigel Bryant
Steve: Michael Lumsden
Debbie: Susan Jeffrey
Osmond: Gerry Hinks
Matthew: Edward Long
Nick: Richard Derrington
Helena: Kathryn Hunt
Fudge: Alex Jones
Pix: Kate Wood
Also with: with Andy Hockley. Jonathan Wyatt, Graham Colclough, Graham Padden, Richard Avery and Graham Howes.

6th March 1995:
Book at Bedtime: Archy and Mehitabel by Don Marquis.
Abridged in eight episodes by Neville Teller.
Archy, a poet reincarnated as a cockroach. Every night he leaps onto the keys of a typewriter, relating his experiences of the world. Archy's view of life is countered by Mehitabel the cat.
A Rewind production
Archy: John Guerassio
Mehitabel: Eartha Kitt.
with the voice of Jack Klaff
Further episodes nightly Mon-Fri until 14/3/1995.
Repeated 1996 (Mon-Fri 25/11/96 to 4/12/96)
Remade with a different cast in 2005 in five parts.

7th March 1995:
Thirty Minute Theatre: It's Cold Outside by Eric Pringle.
Ray wakes to find himself inside his car in a snowdrift.
He can't move, he doesn't know who he is or how he came to be there.
Director Cherry Cookson
Ray: Kenneth Cranham
Sophie: Julia Ford
Gerry: Neville Jason
Anna: Elaine Claxton
Edward: Paul Panting
Elizabeth: Vivienne Rochester
Charles: Malcolm Ward


8th March 1995:
The Chronicles of Clovis, stories by Saki.
A six-part adaptation by Justin Greene.
1: Clovis's First Night: Clovis uncovers the secret of Septimus Brope and writes a play for the Baroness.
Music by John White.
A Hat Trick production
Clovis Sangrail: Mark Tandy
Mrs Riversedge/ Sophie Chattel-Monkheim/ The Misses Smithly-Dubbs: Rebecca Front
Emily Dushford/ Miss Huddle/ Mary Hampton/ Russian princess/Lady in Grey: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Baroness/Mrs Chilworth: Prunella Scales
Septimus Brope/Theophil Eshley/Col Hampton/Sturridge/Pincini/ Wengel/Lifeguard/Border guard: John Sessions
Aunt/Mrs Olston: Angela Thorne
Reginald Chilworth: Samuel West

Additional actors in later episodes:
J P Huddle/ Tobermory: John Fortune
Adela Pingsford/Lady Bastable/Jane Martlett: Nicola McAuliffe
Mrs Gurtleberry/Lady Drakmanton: Alison Steadman
Cecilia Hoops: Angela Thorne
Katherine Malsom: Abigail McKern
Mrs Sangrail: Ciaran Madden

Repeated 11th November 1995.
Other parts broadcast: 15/3/95, 22/3/95, 29/3/95, 5/4/95 and 12/4/95.
Other parts repeated 18/11/95, 25/11/95, 2/12/95, 9/12/95, 16/12/95.


8th March 1995:
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
Six classic mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
3: The Lion's Mane.
Holmes has retired to Sussex to tend his bees. But old habits linger, especially when it's a case of violent death....
Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised by Bert Coules.
Director Patrick Rayner
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Repeated 18th February 1998

9th March 1995:
Hair of the Dog by Lesley Davies
Why does a harassed housewife and mother of seven whose husband finds himself in the arms of their glamorous next-door neighbour take the news so calmly?.
Director Cherry Cookson
Amy: Brenda Blethyn
John: David Horovitch
Susan: Kate Buffery
Grandma: Jill Graham
Mrs Dursley: Diana Payan
MrTownsend: John Webb
Dr Smith: Barry J Gordon
Children: Gary King
Children: Patrick Rosenfeld
Repeated from 21st October 1993

11th March 1995:
Saturday Playhouse: Naked in the Sun by Bill Taylor.
A week in the Algarve and 60,000 from a Sunday tabloid for their story seem to Tina and Danny like good compensation for the trauma of having their child abducted and returned. But whose story is going to be printed?
Director Michael Fox
Sophie: Lorraine Ashbourne
Danny: Tom Higgins
Tina: Julia Ford
Maria: Yolanda Vasquez
Lewis: John Lloyd-Fillingham
Frank Woods: Robert Whelan
Robert: John Branwell
Laura: Romy Baskerville
Hotel clerk: Fiona Kerr

11th March 1995:
Saturday Night Theatre: Mamma Decemba by Nigel D Moffatt.
The play that won the Samuel Beckett Award in 1985.
The central character is a woman from Britain's black community, Mamma Decemba, whose husband has just died. Her experience and grief are universally recognisable in this telling and affectionate tale.
Director Alby James
Mamma Decemba: Mona Hammond
Mertel: Angel Wynter
John: T-Bone Wilson
White youth: Nicholas Boulton
Vicar/Policeman: Dominic Letts
Woman: Vivienne Rochester
Repeated from 7th March 1994

11th March 1995:
Murder before Midnight: Going Wrong by Ruth Rendell.
A psychological thriller. Guy is a natural-born villain but he loves the classy Leonora and he's determined that if he can't have her for ever, no-one else will.
Dramatised by Robert East
Director Matthew Walters
Guy: Peter Wingfield
Leonora: Oona Beeson
Danny: Tom Bevan
Tessa: Tessa Worsley
Anthony: Derek Waring
Robin: Richard Pearce
Rachel: Becky Hindley
Celeste: Michelle Joseph
Susannah: Natasha Pyne
Magnus: David Collings
Con/Linus: Gavin Muir
Poppy: Kristin Milward
William: Andrew Branch
Det Sgt Lamb: Robert East
Janice: Iona Grant
Maeve: Annabel Mullion
Repeated 23rd March 1996

12th March 1995:
Mateo Falcone: a play dramatised by Peter Mackie from the classic short story by Prosper Merimee .
For Mateo Falcone , a living legend among Corsican bandits, honour is sacred.
Director David Hunter.
Mateo: Jonathan Adams
Saupiero: Jack Klaff
Guiseppa: Natasha Pyne
Fortunato: Tom Bevan
Gamba: Andrew Wincott
Sergeant: Ian Masters
Varicello: David Antrobus
Maldini: Tom Knight
Capello: Joshua Towb
Prisoner: Andrew Branch
Repeated 17th March 1995


13th March 1995:
14.00 :
The Tree of Liberty by Nigel Baldwin.
A four-part detective series set in Amiens, 1791.
Lt Gen Lacroix, tries to police France despite the Revolution.
1: Friends in High Places. A girl is murdered while Robespierre is in town.
Original music by Paula Gardner performed by Mark Edwards. Jeanette Masocchi , Ron Parry and Paula Gardner.
Director Alison Hindell
Lt Gen Lacroix: David Calder
Robespierre: Brendan Charleson
Monet: Brian Hibbard
Didier/Chalier: Steve Hodson
Mme Rives/Josephine: Bethan Jones
Charlotte: Kathryn Pogson
Duval: Simon Ludders
Surgeon: Matthew Morgan
Mme Giradoux: Lesley Rooney
Dupont: Ian Rowlands
Roland: Christian Rodska

Additional actors in parts 2-4
Madeleine: Frances Tomelty
Mme des Chats/Mme Dupre: Sue Roderick
Ferrier/Michel: Andrew Wincott
Georges/Jean: Robert Harper
Simone: Sara Harris-Davies

Parts 2-4 broadcast 20th, 27th and 3rd April 1995.


13th March 1995:
The Monday Play: Untold Secrets by Elizabeth Mansfield.
Every family has secrets, Kath's revelations to her sister will force her to unlock the cupboard and face the skeletons.
Music composed by Anthea Gomez
Director Sue Wilson
Kath: Belinda Sinclair
Anna: Michelle Newell
Jo: Fiona Christie
Tom: Tim Block
Emily: Marjorie Yates
Ted: Leon Tanner
Barbara: Kristin Millward
Moyra: Jilly Bond

14th March 1995:
Thirty Minute Theatre: Babies and Bath Water by Brendan Gleeson.
A gentle comedy. Two men seek sanctuary in a Dublin sauna from the stresses of modern life.
Director Pam Brighton
Terence: Brendan Gleeson
Gabriel: Johnny Murphy

15th March 1995:
14.00 :
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
Six classic mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
4: The Veiled Lodger.
Mrs Merrilow has the perfect lodger, a gentlewoman who keeps to herself, but why won't she show her face.... ?
Violinists Leonard Friedman and Main Campbell.
Dramatised by Roger Danes
Director Patrick Rayner
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Eugenia Ronder: Harriet Walter
Leonardo: Douglas Henshall
Ronder: Ian Masters
Griggs: Michael Tudor Barnes
Insp Edmunds: Oliver Senton
Mrs Merrilow: Kristin Milward
Coroner: Peter Yapp
Repeated 25/2/1998
Also repeated on BBC 7.

16th March 1995:
Tower by Greg Cullen.
Ten years ago the miners returned to work after a year-long strike. But at Tower Colliery in South Wales they refused to be defeated.
Director Alison Hindell
Big Bryn: Islwyn Morris
Sally: Sue Roderick
Bryn: Bob Pugh
Robbie: Laurence Allan
Jen: Jennifer Hill
Lewis: Brian Hibbard
Pru: Tessa Gearing
Sian: Siriol Jenkins
Lyn: Eirlys Bellin
Neil: Jonathan Chapple
Dave: Phil Rowlands
Repreated 27th February 1997

16th March 1995:
A Wagner Matinee by Willa Cather, Dramatised by Sara Baker..
A moving story of self-sacrifice set in Boston in the late 1890s.
Director Martin Jenkins.
Producer Valerie Henderson.
A Public Media Foundation/New Voices production
Clark Hamilton: Ron Le Van
Mrs Springer: Charlotte Peed
Georgiana: Sheila Ferrini
Howard: Ed Peed
Repeated 23rd December 1995

18th March 1995:
Saturday Playhouse: Sweet Dreams and Swedish Ghosts by Mike Stott.
Kelvin has 45 minutes missing from his life. All he can remember is someone sounding like Greta Garbo getting into his cab, but there's more to it than that. Comedy.
Director Alan Drury
Kelvin Greenlees: Peter Gunn
Karen Greenlees: Becky Hindley
Samantha Greenlees: Deborah Berlin
Natalie Dugdale: Tina Gray
Norman Duckworth: James Taylor
Nigel O'Toole: Jack Elliott
Dr McClare/Aelwyn Tattersall: Frances Jeater
First broadcast on 21st May 1994

18th March 1995:
Saturday Night Theatre: The Detective Is Dead by Bill James
A sardonic new thriller. Harpur and Iles are losing the battle against crime, so Iles starts to play to his own deadly rules.
Director Jane Dauncey
Iles: Philip Madoc
Harpur: Malcolm Storry
Vine: Peter Kenny
Becky: Julie Higginson
Lane: Peter Halliday
Beyonton: David Garreld
Reid: Sean Gleeson
Denise: Siriol Jenkins
Stanfield: Rhodri Hugh
Couzel QC: Terry Dauncey
Amy Harbinger: Melanie Walters
Foster: Ben Thomas
Repeated 21st October 1995
[Bill James (born 1929) is a pseudonym of James Tucker, a Welsh novelist. He also writes under his own name and the pseudonyms David Craig and Judith Jones. He was a reporter with the Daily Mirror ]

18th March 1995:
Murder before Midnight: Mildred Pierce by James M Cain.
"1931. I lost my job, my home, my husband. But I've got a daughter. 1941. I've got a dazzling career, mansion, new husband - but I've lost the love of my daughter."
Dramatised by John Fletcher.
Music by Elizabeth Parker.
Director Andy Jordan
Mildred Pierce: Shelley Thompson
Martin Jarvis: Monty Beragon
Veda Pierce: Siriol Jenkins
Bert Pierce: Ed Bishop
Ray Pierce: Angela Shaftoe
Lucy Gessler: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Wally Burgan: James Telfer
Letty: Eugenia Warren
Treviso: John Baddeley
Ida: Catherine Nix
Doctor: Dominic Letts
Levinson: Dominic Holt
Repeated from 26th June 1993


19th March 1995:
Classic Serial: Ben Hur by Lew Wallace.
Dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska.
1: A Friendship Betrayed.
Two men's lives run almost in parallel. One is a prince of Jerusalem, Judah Ben Hur. The other is known as "He that was born to be King of the Jews."
Music by Wilfredo Acosta.
Director Glyn Dearman.
Angel/Esther: Deborah Berlin
Amrah: Phyllis Calvert
Bible: Michael Gambon
Judah Ben Hur: Jamie Glover
Mother: Margaret John
Tirzah/Maid: Natasha Pyne
Arrtus: Derek Waring
Messala: Samuel West
also with with Michael Tudor Barnes, Don McCorkindale, Gavin Muir and Joshua Towb.

Additional cast in parts 2,3 and 4:
Passenger: Michael Tudor-Barnes
Simonides: Bernard Hepton
Iras: Becky Hindley
Balthasar: Michael Hordern
Sheik Ilderim: Freddie Jones
Drusus: Ian Masters
Malluch: Gavin Muir
Servant: Joshua Towb
also with Neville Jason, Ian Masters,
Oliver Senton, Peter Whitman, and Peter Yapp

Further episodes broadcast 26th March, 2nd, 9th, 16th April 1995.
Series Repeated 24th, 31st March and 7th, 14th April 1995.


20th March 1995:
19.45 to 21:00:
The Monday Play: Once a Greek by Friedrich Diirrenmatt.
When Arnolph Archilochos advertises for a wife, his world turns upside down.
Dramatised by Peter Thomson
Director Claire Grove
Amolph Archilochos: Jim Broadbent
Madam Bieler: Ellie Haddington
Chloe: Mia Soteriou
Bibi: Dorian Lough
President: Terence Edmond
Petit Paysan: Gavin Muir
Passap: Don McCorkindale
Fahrcks: David Jarvis
Maitre Dutour: Ian Masters
Bishop Moser: Peter Yapp
Mrs Weeman: Kirsten Milward
Sophie: Deborah Berlin
CB9: Jill Bond

21st March 1995:

Thirty Minute Theatre: My Derrick by David Marshall.
When financial circumstances force Derrick Penniman to bring his 18-year-old bride home to live with his mother, the principal question for both women is - whose Derrick is he? His mother feels proprietorial, but Julie is emphatic that it is to her will that Derrick should bend.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Mrs Penniman: Tessa Worsley
Julie: Deborah Berlin
Repeated 18th July 1996

22nd March 1995:
14.00 :
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5: Shoscombe Old Place.
Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Director Enyd Williams
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
John Mason: Nicholas Le Prevost
Sir Robert Norberton: Donald Pickering
Palfreyman: Desmond Llewelyn
Stephens: George Parsons
Josiah Barnes: Jonathan Adams
Carrie: Susannah Corbett
Norlett: Jonathan Keeble
Gypsy Woman: Becky Hindley
Repeated 6th September 1997 and 4th March 1998


22nd March 1995:
23.30 :
The Crusader Chronicles by Chris Lang, Simon Greenall and Andy Taylor
Pastiche. The first of four episodes.
The year 1153. On his deathbed, Walter Knobbe tells the story of the first Great Crusade and how the Crusaders set out to deliver Jerusalem from the infidel.
Producer Harry Thompson
Sir Giles de Bournville: Hugh Grant
Old Walter: Michael Aldridge
Sir Leslye Cadworthye: Chris Lang
Young Walter: Andy Taylor
Robert the Brusque: Simon Greenall
Absolon: Chris Langham

Additional actors in episodes 2-4:
Kilij Arslan: Christopher Benjamin
Also with Christopher Ryan, Zia Moyhedin

Episodes 2-4 broadcast 29/3/95, 5th, 12th, 19th April 1995
First broadcast on 14th July 1994 with episodes 2-4 on 21, 28/7/94 and 4/8/94.


23rd March 1995:
Missing by Elizabeth Baines
Sarah Greaves is missing. As a young mother from a stable family she is high on the "at risk" list. Her husband and mother enlist the aid of a helpline.
Director Michael Fox
Heather: Brigit Forsyth
Mark: Andy Wear
Sarah: Naomi Radcliffe
Natalie: Rachel Smith
Jenny: Sharon Muircroft
WPC Woods: Christine MacKie
Big Issue seller: David Crelun
Radio announcer: Robin Brunskill
Tog: Malcom Raeburn
Detective Inspector: Phillipa Howell
Narrator: John Branwell
Mph Worker 1: Robert Whelan
Mph Worker 2: Clare Beck
Emma: Alice Fox

23rd March 1995:
23.00 :
A Landscape Painter by Henry James.
An American play. When a wealthy young New York painter, claiming poverty, declares an undying love for Miriam, she at once sees through his romantic charade.
Dramatised by Stanley Richardson
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
A BBC/Public Media Foundation co-production
Miriam Quaterman: Carina May
JohnLocksley: Chris Von Bayer
Prenderghast: David Zoffoll
Quaterman: Tim Sawyer
Cynthia: Diane Beckett
Repeated 30th December 1995

25th March 1995:
14.30 :
Saturday Playhouse: Over the Rainbow by Humphrey Carpenter
A day in the life of the Hollywood legend. Thirteen great Garland songs feature in a fraught rehearsal and a dazzling live broadcast.
Music performed by Vile Bodies with musical director Colin Good.
Director Nigel Bryant * See This Week: page 7
Judy Garland: Sasha Pick
Roger Edens: Ed Bishop
Gary Breckner: Peter Whitman
Frank Morgan: Matt Zimmerman
Jerry: Lewis Hancock
Waiter: Simon Fielder
Repeated 16th September 1995

25th March 1995:
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Falling Heads by Colin Haydn Evans

In 1917 Noel Pemberton Billing MP published a review of Oscar Wilde's Salome accusing the leading actress of treason.
Director Chris Wallis
Noel Pemberton Billing: Ronald Pickup
Lord Justice Darling: Leslie Phillips
Maud Allen: Celia Imrie
Lloyd George: Norman Rodway
Jack: Robert Whelan
Eileen: Susan Jeffrey
Casson: Simon Carter
Ransome: John Rowe
Repington: Graham Padden
General: Geoffrey Whitehead
Savage: Andy Redman
Spencer: Robert Daws

25th March 1995:
22.30 :
Murder before Midnight: Murder at the Cameo by Bill Morrison
Based on new documentary evidence. Two men were shot dead in 1949 at the Cameo Cinema in Liverpool. George Kelly and Charles Connolly were charged with their murders.
Music by Patrick Dineen.
Director Kate Rowland
Chief Inspector Balmer: George Costigan
Chief Superintendent Smith: Nick Stringer
Charles Connolly: James McMartin
George Kelly: Tom Higgins
Sgt Faragher: Chris Darwin
Jackie Dickson: Paula Simms
Jimmy Northam: Mark Moraghan
Donald Johnson: Steve Book
Rose Heilbron: Kathryn Hunt
Graham: John Branwell
Gorman QC: Will Tacey
Judge: Gordon Langford Rowe


26th March 1995:
19.00 :
Children's Radio 4: Joe's Kingdom by John Peacock in 4 parts.
1.The Crystal Wall.
Three hundred and twenty years after the Great Rood destroyed Britain, three children from the Seventh Underground State of St Albans are swept once more to the Overland.
Director Celia De Wolff
Arthur: David Bannerman
Beth: Abigail Docherty
Joe: Ross Livingstone
Wilfred: Richard Pearce
Gulliver: Joshua Towb
Meg/Lil: Jane Whittenshaw
Ken/Luke: Derek Warmsley
Emergency Voice: Michael Tudor-Barnes
Other parts played by members of the cast

Additional cast in episodes 2-4:
Danny: Dexter Fletcher

Episodes 2-4 broadcast 2/4/95, 9/4/95, 16/4/95
Series repeated 13/4/97, 20/4/97, 27/4/97, 4/5/97.


27th March 1995:
The Monday Play: The Strip by Phyllis Nagy
A play which opened earlier this month at the Royal Court theatre in London. In this collaboration with Radio 4, the stage cast performs a radio version of the play. Gamblers on both sides of the Atlantic find themselves drawn to Las Vegas.
Director for the Royal Court Steven Pimlott
Directed and produced for radio by Kate Rowland
Lester: Nicholas Farrell
Tina: Amanda Boxer
Loretta: Cheryl Campbell
Kate Buck: Nancy Crane
Martin: Patrick O'Kane
Calvin: William Osborne
Tom Wamer: John Padden
Suzy: Caroline Harker
Otto Mink: Nicholas Le Prevost
Ava: Deirdre Harrison

28th March 1995:
Thirty Minute Theatre: A Home Truth by Lynne Truss
This comedy looks at the domestic chaos of Belinda, a writer so committed to her work that she ignores everything - household chores, social events, her husband.
Her decision to take on a home help - a genius of domestic organisation - has unforseen consequences.
Director Peter Kavanagh
Belinda: Geraldine James
Gerald: Nicholas Le Prevost

29th March 1995:
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
The last in the series of classic mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Retired Colourman. Farewell to 221B Baker Street.
Violinists Leonard Friedman and Richard Friedman.
Dramatised by Bert Coules
Director Enyd Wiliams
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
George Cole: Josiah Amberley.
Mrs Hudson: Joan Matheson
Mycroft Holmes: John Hartley
Inspector Lestrade: Stephen Thorne
Mrs Amberley: Natasha Pyne
Dr Ernest: Gavin Muir
Peterson: Norman Bird
Mrs Cooper: Eva Stuart
Rory Barker: David Antrobus
Repeated 5th May 1998

30th March 1995:
1: Banishing Lucifer by Hattie Naylor.
Globe Theatre 95: Six specially commissioned plays to be broadcast on Radio 4 and around the world on World Service Radio.
Hilda talks to two angels. One sits on her right, the other on her left. Azazel tells stories about God and Man,while Catherine of Siena teaches her about the world and incites her to action.
Music by Polly Hewett.
Director Hilary Norrish
Hilda: Kate Fenwick
Azazel: Trevor Peacock
Catherine: Cathy Murphy
Albert: Pip Donaghy
Betsy: Tessa Worsley
Willy: James Taylor
Cecil: Ian Masters
Geoffrey: Andrew Branch
Virginia: Jilly Bond
Frank: Joshua Towb
(Later plays in this short season are shown here on their own broadcast date)

30th March 1995:
A Journey by Edith Wharton.
Last in a series of American plays.
During a train journey home from Colorado, a New Yorker discovers that her husband has died.
Dramatised by Stanley Richardson
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Hannela: Karen White
Tom: Jim Nutter
Dr Walker/Caleb: Tim Sawyer
Fem: Bobbi Steinbach
Sterling: Ed Peed
Sally: Margaret Anne Brady
Imke: Natalie Brown
Ilona/Ruth: Roberta Willison
Dr Zuber/Bestman: Chris Von Bayer
Alice: Paula Langton
Hams: Richard McElvain

Dice/Porter/Conductor/Burns: Michael Poisson
Repeated 6th January 1996

1st April 1995:
Saturday Playhouse: We Cast Four Shadows - A thriller by R J Gallagher.
A football coach, sent on an unexplained mission to a leading club, stumbles upon a major scandal and a threat of murder.
Director Nigel Bryant Rpt
D.S. Pascoe: Peter Wynne-Willson
D.S. Cafferty: Jonathan Deverall
Richie: John Telfer
Peter: Peter Meakin
Joanne: Mary Jo Randle
Ken Salthouse: Berry Hinks
Michael Lee: Peter Whitman
Mark Morgan: Andy Hockley
Hazel: Christine McGowan
Repeated from 17th October 1992

1st April 1995:
Saturday Night Theatre: Spring Sonata By Bernice Rubens.
Winner of the Writers Guild 1994 Award for Best Dramatisation.
Yascha's birth is awaited with great expectations by his family but he has his own ideas...
Dramatised By: Olwen Wymark
Music: Robin Stowell
Music: Simon Shewring
Director: Alison Hindell
Sheila: Amanda Root
Yascha: Richard Pearce
Phoebe: Jennie Stoller
Bernard: Henry Goodman
Mrs Singer: Doreen Mantle
Robert: Matthew Morgan
Clarissa: Marie Phillips
Dr Worcester: Philip Bond
Dr Kreutzer: Dillwyn Owen
Dr Cowper: Peter Whitman
Also with Lawmary Champion, Neville Jason, Peter Kenny and Anna Garth.
Repeated from 10th January 1994

1st April 1995:
Murder before Midnight: The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M Cain
Dramatised by Shaun McKenna
When Frank takes a job at Nick's roadside joint it's not for the money but for the shapely Cora.
Music by Andy Sheppard and Steve Lodder
Director Andy Jordan
Cora Papadakis: Myriam Cyr
Frank Chambers: William Hope
Nick Papadakis: Andy Lucas
Katz: Peter Whitman
Sackett: Steve Hodson
The Cop: Gavan O'Herlihy
Kennedy: James Telfer
Also with Pippa Hinchley and Anthony Donovan
Repeated from 19th June 1993

3rd April 1995:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Moving Statues by Carey Harrison.
The faithful are flocking to Holy Glen, where the statue of Our Lady has been seen to move again.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Brendan: Garvan McGrath
Aunt Bridie: Kate Binchy
Joe: Jonathan White
Emer: Hilary Cahill
Seamus: Brendan O'Duill
Mrs Feeney: Kate Minogue
Elaine: Barbara McCaughey
Deirdre: Tara Rynn
Dessie: Mark O'Regan
Eamonn: Gerry O'Brien
Nuala: Ann Marie Horan
Muiris: Kevin Flood
Gerry: Gerry Ryan
Rory: Jim Reid
Repeated 19th August 1995


3rd April 1995:
23.30 :
Bolt by John Ashe in five parts.
A dramatisation of the novel by Dick Francis.
1: Threats and Menaces. Champion jockey Kit Fielding is recruited to defend a princess from her arms-dealing cousin.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Kit Fielding: Eric Allan
Henri: John Bull
Danielle: Elizabeth MacGovern
Greening: Jack May
Princess Casilia: Sian Phillips
Dusty: Christian Rodska
Also with Simon Carter, Steve Hodson, Bill Wallis

Additional cast in parts 2-5:
Prince Litsi: Sam Dastor
Lord Vaughnley: Gerry Hinks
Allardeck: Bill Walus
Also with William Eedle and Steve Hodson, Margaret Robertson

Parts 2-5 broadcast on: 10/4/95, 17/4/95, 24/4/95, 1/5/95

Originally broadcast on: 23/3/94, 30/3/94, 6/4/94, 13/4/94, 20/4/94


4th April 1995:
Thirty Minute Theatre: Goodbye Simple Girt by Eric Pringle.
A middle-aged musician returns to his childhood home to confront an event from his adolescence which still haunts him.
When he reaches the stream where it happened, Richard stumbles across a farmer's daughter, Jennifer, and is immediately struck by the similarity of the situation.
Director Cherry Cookson
Richard: Ronald Pickup
Jennifer: Sarah-Jane Holm
Maisie: Lisa Howard
Young Richard: David Antrobus
Mother: Becky Hindley
Father: Michael Tudor Barnes


5th April 1995:
14.00 :
The Cinderella Service by Julia Stoneham.
Samantha Bond stars as Alice in this three-part series set in Devon during the Second World War. April 1943. Alice has separated from her husband but, with her son to care for, she needs to find a job.
Director Tracey Neale
Edward-John: James Cohen
Rose: June Barrie
Taffy: Elaine Claxton
Chrissce: Teresa Gallagher
Marian: Becky Hindley
Martha: Rachel Lewis
Mabel: Cathy Murphy
Winnie: Deborah McAndrew
Georgina: Annabel Mullion
Annie: Tilly Vosburgh
Margery Brewster: Tessa Worsley
Roger Bayliss: Peter Yapp
Christopher Bayliss: Andrew Wincott
Ferdie: Bill Wallis
Also with Ian Masters. David Collings and Jilly Bond

Additional actors in parts 2 and 3:
Nora: Abigail Docherty
Also with David Antrobus, David Jarvis, Matthew Morgan, Eva Stuart, Walter Van Dyk

Parts 2 and 3 broadcast 12th and 19th April 1995.
Repeated on 28/8/96, 4/9/96 and 11/9/96

There was also a sequel in 1996, repeated 1998, Cinderella D-Day in which the story continued from Spring 1944.

5th April 1995:
20.45 :
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Five mysteries 1: The Priory School
Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Director Enyd Williams
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Dr Huxtable: Norman Bird
Duke of Holderness: Nigel Davenport
James Wilder: Mark Straker
Reuben Hayes: John Church
Lyndon: Ian Masters
Butler: Eric Allan
First broadcast 24/3/1993
Later programs in this series are standalone and listed under their own broadcast dates.


6th April 1995:
10.00 :
Capital Gains by Collin Johnson
A four-part series, based on characters from the original Radio 4 play, broadcast last year. 1: Risk Capital. Julius Hutch , amateur philosopher, chooses one word to describe the retirement he is looking forward to - "pottering". But one day he finds his life is changed for ever.
Director Andy Jordan
Julius Hutch: Peter Jones
Kate: Justine Midda
Sexton Lewis: Jeffrey Wickham
Mrs Pauline Tone: Celestine Randall
Also with Collin Johnson

Additional cast in parts 2-4:
Peter Fang: Peter Whitman

Parts 2-4 broadcast 13,20,27th April 1995
Repeated 7,14,21,28 February 1996
also repeated 24th July 1997, 1, 8, 15 August 1997

Original play which inspired this was broadcast 5th April 1994 (30 minute theatre).


6th April 1995:
14.00 :
Globe Theatre 95
Six specially commissioned plays to be broadcast on Radio 4 and around the world on World Service Radio.
2: Charley Tango by David Lan.
Richard rides as photographer on convoy trucks returning African children to their families. Months later his photographs shatterthe peace of an ordinary summer afternoon.

Music by Felix Cross

Director Jeremy Mortimer
Richard Golding: David Antrobus
Frank Golding: David Calder
Penny Golding: Rowena Cooper
Josiah: Louis Mahoney
Father Nathaniel: T-Bone Wilson
Maxton Munangawa: Colin McFarlane
Iris Moyo: Joan-Anne Maynard
Lucas: Ewen Cummins
Phibion: Cyril Nri
Bettina: Claire Benedict
Sister Euphonia: Claire Benedict
Khotia: Otis Munyang 'Iri
Also with With Jade Buckland, Danielle Fraser Boam, Ndumiso Mvula, Yvonne Scicluna and Desmond Taylor.
Repeated 16th May 1996
Broadcast on the BBC World Service on 9th April 1995.


6th April 1995:
23.00 :
Master and Commander by Roger Danes.
A six-part dramatisation of Patrick O'Brian's Napoleonic seafaring adventure.
1: September 1800, Rosia Bay, Gibraltar. Jack Aubrey nervously awaits the verdict in his court martial.
Music by Roger Danes and performed by Trevor Allan Davies.
Stephen Maturin: Nigel Anthony
Director Adrian Bean
Young Ricketts: Tom Bevan
Watt/Roche: Russell Floyd
Molly Harte: Frances Jeater
Harte/Day/ Mangan/ Judge Advocate/ Ragusan Captain: Lloyd Johnston
Queeney: Margaret John
Babbington: Danny Kanaber
Mercedes: Kristin Milward
Lord Keith: Gavin Muir
Young Jack/David Richards: Richard Pearce
Jack Aubrey: Michael Troughton
Makepeace: Derek Waring

Additional actors in parts 2-6:
Marshall/Sir Harry Neale: Neville Jason
Mowett/Musgrave/ Choslin: Dominic Letts
James Dillon: Charles Simpson
Ricketts: Peter Whitman
Wilkinson/Killick: Don McCorkindale
Dorothea: Nina Wadia
George Ricketts/Capt Lemercier: Peter Whitman
Also with David Jarvis, Nic Knight

Parts 2-6 broadcast: 13,20,27 April 1995, 4, 11 May 1995.
(In 2003 there was a movie of the story with Russell Crowe).


8th April 1995:
14.30 :
Saturday Playhouse: Getting Mad by Joe Dunlop.
After the initial shock, most people get over having their house burgled but Ian just can't get rid of his fury, or his desire for revenge.
Director: Matthew Walters
Ian: Bill Paterson
Carol: Frances Jeater
Jack: Peter Kenny
Martin: Gareth Armstrong
Tone: Tom Bevan
Gary: Paul Panting
PC Corbey: Malcolm Ward
Police Officer: Jonathan Tafler
McRae/Corder: Joe Dunlop
Tom: Peter Whitman
Ian 's mother/Kathleen: Isobil Nisbet
Gun salesman: David Jarvis
Barbara/Stewardess: Oona Beeson
Repeated from 5th February 1994.

8th April 1995:
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Bird with One Wing by Tina Pepler.
After the funeral of Sir Richard Burton in 1891, his widow Lady Isabel Burton - devastated by his death and dismayed by his work - shut herself up alone for 16 days and burned all of his papers.
Director Rosemary Watts
Lady Isabel Burton: Sandra Berkin
Sir Richard Burton: Jack Klaff
Nefzawi: Alix Refaie
John Hanning Speke: Kim Wall
Sir Charles Napier: Roger Hume
Blanche: Kathryn Hunt
Gelele: Okon Jones
Also with Richard Mitchley, Graham Colclough, Anna Keene, Lorna Laidlaw, Jonathan Wyatt and Avi Nassa.


8th April 1995:
23.30 :
Tales from the Arabian Nights
Stories of love and magic, told in seven parts.
1: Ghanim, the Thrall of Love
Music by Sue Harris and Steafan Hanningan.
Adapted by Colin Haydn Evans.
Director Nigel Bryant
The King: Derek Jacobi
Shahrazad: Carolyn Backhouse
Wazir: Simon Carter
Ghanim: Michael Lumsden
Leila: Moir Leslie
Caliph: Duncan Law
Rahil/Doctor's wife: Mary Wimbush
Also with Richard O'Ryan and Geoffrey Banks.

Additional cast in Parts 2-7:
Sultan/Doctor: Philip Anthony
Jamilla/Peri Banou: Rachel Atkins
Kamar's Father/Moubarak: John Baddeley
Faris/Dervish: Geoffrey Banks
Seamstress: Kate Binchy
Tailor's wife: Maria Charles
Hassan: William Chubb
Shams: Teresa Gallagher
The Sage: Roger Hume
Tailor: Harry Landis
Baba Abdullah: Daniel Strauss
Kamar/Prince Zain/Ahmed: James Telfer
Also with Maurice Denham, Tania Ison, Steve Hodson, Michael Mears, Jonathan Owen

Parts 2-7 broadcast 15,22,29/4/95, 6, 13, 20/5/95

Previously broadcast: 8, 15, 22, 29/7/93, 5, 12, 19/8/93


10th April 1995:
14.00 :
Song For a Sanctuary by Rukhsana Ahmad.
When Rajinder and her daughter move into a women's refuge, a clash of culture and personalities brings a conflict to crisis point.
Director Kate Rowland
Rajinder: Jamila Massey
Sonia: Linda Rooke
Eileen: Joanna Bacon
Kamla: Shireen Shah
Savita: Shobu Kapoor
Pradeep/Client: Shiv Grewal
Repeated from 18th February 1993

10th April 1995:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Veronica's Handkerchief by Sarah Woods
A dark comedy about faith. What does it mean to be a good Christian woman in a post-everything age?
Director Claire Grove
Veronica: Elizabeth Estensen
Edward: Philip Jackson
St Veronica: Natasha Pyne
Matthew: Ian Masters
John: Gavin Muir
Sabina: Emma Chambers
Vicar: David Antrobus
Andrea: Deborah Berlin
Spooner: Dean Williamsonw

11th April 1995
Thirty Minute Theatre: Brigid of Kildare by Colin Haydn Evans
The early Irish saint celebrated for her "Miracles of Increase" in which she multiplies buckets of milk.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Brigid of Kildare: Moir Leslie
Brigid's mother: Mary Wimbush
Also with William Eedle, Sunny Ormonde and Paul Webster.

12th April 1995:
20.45 :
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2: Black Peter

Violinist Leonard Friedman.

Dramatised by David Ashton.

Director Patrick Rayner
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Insp Hopkins: Andrew Wincott
Cairns: Alex Norton
Carey: Steve Hodson
Neligan: Matthew Morgan
Also with Siriol Jenkins, Kate Binchy and Philip Anthony.
Repeated from 31st March 1993

13th April 1995:
14.00 :
Globe Theatre 95: Six specially commissioned plays to be broadcast on Radio 4 and around the world on World Service Radio.
3: Cathedral by Nick Ward.
Recorded partly on location, this drama-documentary evokes the cathedral at Ely where the author spent part of his childhood in the early 70s.
Director Nick Ward
(No named roles listed in this "drama")
Also with Daniel Main, Katrin Cartlidge and Matthew Scurfield.

15th April 1995:
14.30 : (part two on same date at 7.50pm)
Saturday Playhouse: A Stone from Heaven by Lindsay Clarke in two parts.
All the magic and mystery of one of the greatest of all European tales - the story of the Grail.
1: The Wounding.
Young Parsifal sets out from his wildwood home with the ambition of becoming a knight.
Music by Martin Allcock.
Director Nigel Bryant.
Parsifal: Ian Jeffs
Gawain: Michael Lumsden
Arthur: Gary Bond
Wolfram: Kim Wall
Cundrie: Eleanor Bron
Orguleuse: Diana Quick
Trevrizent: Edward Petherbridge
Gahmuret: David Robb
Herzeloyde: Sara Mair Thomas
Gumemanz: Norman Rodway
Blancheflor: Carolyn Backhouse
Anfortas: Struan Rodger
ALSO WITH: Richard Avery, Sandra Berkin, Neal Foster, Martin Head, Gerry Hinks, David Holt, Kathryn Hunt, Susan Jeffrey, Loma Laidlaw, Susan Mann, Avi Nassa, Daphne Neville, Graham Padden, Veda Warwick and Bill Wallis
(This play was novelised by the author in 2001 as Parzival and the Stone From Heaven)
(Based upon Wolfram von Eschenbach's version of "Perceval, le Conte du Graal" (Perceval, the Story of the Grail))


16th April 1995:
Classic Serial: No Name by Wilkie Collins.
Dramatised in six parts by Ray Jenkins.
1: March 1846. A mysterious letter from New Orleans arrives to disturb the peace of Combe Raven House.
Music by Peter Brewis and played by Maurice Cambridge
Director Janet Whitaker
MrVanstone: Michael Graham Cox
Frank Clare: Paul Downing
Miss Garth: Kathleen Helme
Mrs Vanstone: Jo Kendall
Captain Wragge: Jack May
Norah Vanstone: Elizabeth Mansfield
MrPendril: John Moffatt
Narrator: Philip Sully
Mr Calre: Peter Wood Thorpe
Magdalen Vanstone: Sophie Thompson
Also with Christopher Good, Joanna Mackie, Susan Sheridan

Additional actors in Episodes 2-6:
Noel Vanstone: Nigel Anthony
Mrs Lecount: Eleanor Bron
Captain Kirke: Robin Ellis
Admiral Bartram: Alan MacNaughtan
Mrs Wragge: Vivian Pickles
George Bartram: Christopher Scott
Mazey: Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Drake: Jo Manning Wilson
Mr Clare: Peter Woodthorpe
Also with Alice Arnold, John Bull, Simon Bullock, Joe Dunlop, David Goudge, Joanna Mackie, Janet Whitaker

Episodes 2-6 broadcast: 23, 30/4/95, 7, 14, 21/5/95

Series previously broadcast:
Fridays 22, 29/9/89, 6, 13, 20, 27/10/89
with repeats Sundays: 24/9/89, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29/10/89


17th April 1995:
Ring of Roses by Nick Stafford.
1665. Plague sweeps London, and three feisty women live by their wits in the festering city.
Director Claire Grove
Martha: Mona Hammond
Sarah: Adjoa Andoh
Frances: Linda Dobell
Percy: Steve Hodson
Duchamp: David Holt
Rebecca: Melanie Hudson
Vincent: Terence Edmond
Kate: Jill Graham
Also with Jilly Meers, Jonathan Adams, Matthew Morgan, James Telfer and John Fleming
Repeated from 26th August 1993

17th April 1995
The Monday Play: Goodnight to Flamboro' by Martyn Wade
As part of British Music Year a play about Yorkshire composer William Baines , who died in 1922 at the age of 23, leaving behind a wealth of music much of which has never been performed.
Pianist Eric Parkin.
Singer Gordon Pullin.
Director Cherry Cookson
William Baines: Douglas Hodge
Mrs Baines: Anne Stallybrass
Mr Baines: David Calder
Mrs Dawson: Ann Bell
Kari Wood: Philip Sully
Dr Eaglefield Hull: James Grout
Teddy: Richard Pearce
Miss Milner: Joan Matheson
Miss Gribbon: Zelah Clarke
Mr Elkin: Nicholas Courtney
Dr Armitage: Norman Bird
Also with John Moffat, Christopher Scott and Charles Cookson.
First broadcast 28th March 1989, first repeated 7th October 1989,
Repeated on BBC7 on 16th Nov 2003, 29th Aug 2004, twice on 11 Sept 2005, 8th July 2006, 9th July 2006, and twice on 15th July 2007 and twice on 22nd June 2008

18th April 1995:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Now You See Me by Rod Dungate.
Arnie is a magician - he loves playing to the crowd.
Director Rosemary Watts
Amie: Michael Roberts
Simon: Simon Egerton
Jo-Anne: Shelley Thompson
Zac: Matt Zimmerman
Roland: Simon Carter
Connie: Susan Hannah
Receptionists: Lorna Laidlaw
Receptionists: Susan Jeffrey

19th April 1995:
20.45 :
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Five mysteries starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr
Watson. 3: Charles Augustus Milverton
Pianist Michael Hasiam.
Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised by Bert Coules
Director Enyd Williams
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Charles Augustus Milverton: Peter Vaughan
The Duchess: Pauline Jameson
Aggie: Alice Arnold
Harry Logan: David Thorpe
Lady Eva: Danielle Allan
The Doctor: Peter Penry Jones
First broadcast 7th April 1993
Repeated on BBC7 many times.

20th April 1995:
Globe Theatre 95
Six specially commissioned plays to be broadcast on Radio 4 and around the world on World Service Radio.
4: The Prisoner of Papa Stour by Louise Page. Based on real events on a remote Scottish island in 1834, this is the story of Edwin Lindsey.
Violinist Andrew Bridgmont.
Director Marion Nancarrow
Edwin Lindsey: Henry Goodman
George Pilkington: Oliver Ford-Davies
Gideon Henderson: Andrew Melville
Maria Watson: Teresa Gallagher
William: Phil McKee
Kirsty: Rosie Kellagher
Angus: Ian Robertson
The Laird: Roy Hanlon
John Morton: Paul Panting
Sherriff: John Hartley
Mr Jacobs: Ian Masters
Also with With Andrew Branch and David Collings.
Broadcast on the World Service 23rd April 1995


21st April 1995:
Classic Serial: Huntingtower by John Buchan
A classic tale of romance and adventure, dramatised in three episodes by Trevor Royle.
With Roy Hanlon as Dickson McCunn and David McKail as the Storyteller.
1: The Princess in the Tower, or How a Retired Provision Merchant Felt the Impulse of Spring
Director Patrick Rayner
Dobson/Loudon: Martin Black
Tibby: Ann Scott-Jones
Guest/Alexis: Paul Dixey
Old Bill: Brian Gallagher
Dickson McCunn: Roy Hanlon
The Storyteller: David McKail

Spittal/Labourer/Davie: Alasdair McCrone
Heritage: Stuart McQuarrie
Mrs Morran: Eileen McCallum
Saskia: Sharon Maharaj
Dougal: Gordon Struth
Lean/Tramp/Ecky: John Shedden

Additional actors in parts 2 and 3:
Roylance: Ernest Blake
Mr Mackintosh: John Grieve
Thomas Yownie: Paul Joyce
Paul Abreskov: Michael MacKenzie
Napoleon: David Mooney
Wee Jaikie: Dominic Ray
Also with Andrew Johnston

Episodes 2 and 3 broadcast: 28/4/95 and 5/5/95

Repeated from Fridays 8, 15, 22 Jan 1988 and Sundays 10,17,24/1/1988


22nd April 1995:
14.30 :
Saturday Playhouse: Then You'll Be Sorry
by Alan England.
15-year-old Rowena's teenage rebellion is par for the course until events take a more tragic turn.
Director: Matthew Walters
Rowena: Deborah Berlin
Denis: Derek Waring
Angela: Eva Stuart
Larry: Paul Panting
Elaine: Becky Hindley
Simon: David Antrobus
Mr Duncan: Oliver Senton
Headmaster/Halliwell: David Collings
Alphonso/Rev Berry: Don McOrkindale
Repeated 27th April 1996

22nd April 1995:
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Five Little Pigs
by Agatha Christie.
Sixteen years after her mother was convicted of murdering her father, the young Carla Lemarchant seeks the help of Hercule Poirot. She believes that her mother was innocent but is prepared for whatever discovery Poirot might make.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell
Director Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Meredith Blake: Graham Crowden
Philip Blake: Derek Waring
Miss Williams: Carmel McSharry
Elsa Greer: Suzy Aitchison
Angela CHARLOTTE: Atten Borough
Caroline Crale: Jemma Churchill
Carla Lemarchant: Clare Heyhoe
Also with John Hartley, John Woodnutt and David Kossoff.
Repeated from 18th June 1994 and repeated several times on BBC7


23rd April 1995:
19.00 :
Children's BBC Radio 4: Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The adventures of Mowgli, in a five-part dramatisation by Michelene Wandor.
1: The Law of the Jungle
Director Chris Wallis
Bagheera: Jonathan Hyde
Baloo: Freddie Jones
Mother Wolf: Shaheen Khan
Kaa: Eartha Kitt
Mowgli: Nisha K Nayer
Also with Peter Marinker, Peter Whitman, Malcolm Ward, Barry Woolgar

Additional actors in parts 2-5:
Buldeo: Sam Dastor
Cobra: Jonathan Tafler
Grey Brother: Robert Glenister
Also with Timothy Bateson

Parts 2-5 broadcast 30/4/95, 7, 14, 21, 28/5/1995


24th April 1995:
14.00 :
Globe Theatre 95
Six specially commissioned plays to be broadcast on Radio 4 and around the world on World Service Radio.
5: The Dolphinarium by Steve Walker.
Kill every living dolphin and you destroy human individuality. Cue a devious American senator who is bent on world domination.

Director Gordon House
Sir Hartley Tixover: Michael Cochrane
Duncan MacNab: Bill Paterson
Jiddu Dutt: Madhav Sharma
Senator Muldoon: Ed Bishop
Bobby Muldoon: Briony Glassco
Mr Takashita: Eiji Kusuhara
Constanza: Avril Clarke
Mrs Carthaverbourne: Helen Horton
Also with Renu Setna , Kristin Milward. Andrew Branch , Michael Tudor Barnes and David Antrobus.
Repeated 15th January 1996
World Service broadcast 30th April 1995

24th April 1995:
19.45 :
The Monday Play: Silver's City by Maurice Leitch
Freed from imprisonment for terrorism by a Loyalist raid on his hospital room,
Silver finds that his ideals have made him a dangerous anachronism in a changing Northern Ireland.
Director Ned Chaillet
Silver Steele: Brian Cox
Ned Galloway: Freddie Boardley
Billy Bonner: James Nesbitt
Nan: Clare Cathcart
Mr Wonderful: John Rogan
Duff/Tiffany: Sean Caffrey
Terry: Michael McKnight
Sharon: Ethna Roddy
Mrs Bonner: Valerie Lilley
Mandy: Catherine White
Kells: Conleth Hill
Para One: Toby E Byrne
Para Two :: Robert Patterson
Tucker: Joshua Towb
Barfly: James Greene

25th April 1995:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: Jack and the Strange Music by David Marshall
A farce for radio which follows the dilemma of Jack and Jill when their home is invaded late one night by a troublesome burglar and a policewoman moonlighting as a social worker.
Director Richard Wortley
Jack: David Timson
Jill: Polly James
Nick: David Thorpe
Tracey: Teresa Gallagher
Narrator: Philip Anthony

26th April 1995:
14.00 :
Plays for Today: Section Lives by Matthew Solon.
First broadcast on 27 April 1994, the day of the South African elections, this is the story of the mixed-race Mabuza-McCleod family, exiled in London. The end of apartheid and the dawn of democracy in South Africa throws up a dilemma: should they return home?
The sequel, Post-Election Lives, can be heard tomorrow at 2.00pm.
Director John Dryden
Ruth: Juanita Ageh
Duncan: Joe Dunlop
Nkosianthi: Colin McFarlane
Lindy: Adjoa Andoh
Chris: Don Gilet
Vikele: John Matshikiza
Lorraine: Nina Wadia
Repeated from 27/4/1994

26th April 1995:
20.45 :
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
4: The Six Napoleons
Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised by Bert Coules.
Director Patrick Rayner
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Doctor Watson: Michael Williams
Lestrade: Donald Gee
Lucretia: Federay Holmes
Inspector: Eric Allan
Harker: Peter Penry Jones
Beppo: James Telfer
Brown/Gelder: David Holt
Also with John Church. Matthew Morgan and John Fleming.
Repeated from 8th September 1993

27th April 1995:
14.00 :
Plays for Today: Post-election Lives by Matthew Solon
South Africa is enjoying Constitution Day to celebrate the anniversary of the country's first democratic elections. A few days earlier, the exiled Ruth Mabuza McCleod and her youngest son, Chris, arrived in Johannesburg to prepare for the family's eventual return.
Recorded on location in and around
Johannesburg, this story will be completed moments before going on air and will be broadcast from SAfm to Radio 4 via satellite.
Director John Dryden.
A co-production with SAfm
Ruth: Juanita Ageh
Vikele: John Matshikiza
Chris: Don Gilet
Nonceba: Nombulelo Tyawa
Lauretta: Helene Truter
Hazel: Nomhle Nkonyene
Duncan: Joe Dunlop
Lindy: Adjoa Andoh

29th April 1995:
14.30 :
Saturday Playhouse: Dear Octopus by Dodie Smith.
1938: Charles and Dora Randolph are celebrating their golden wedding. A chance for four generations of the family to be together. This play enjoyed a successful run in the theatre before and during the early years of the Second World War.
Piano played by Terence Allbright
Adapted and directed by Glyn Dearman
Charles: Michael Denison
Dora: Dulcie Gray
Penny: Charlotte Attenborough
Nicholas: Nicholas Gecks
Cynthia: Penny Downie
Belle: Mary Wimbush
Hilda: Joanna David
Margery: Annette Badland
Edna: Frances Jeater
Laurel: Revyn McDowell
Hugh: Joshua Towb
Kenneth: Michael Tudor Barnes
Bill: Mark Burrows
Also with Sara Jane Derrick, Bernadette Windsor, Becky Hindley and Dora Bryan
Repeated 4th May 1996
Many other productions of this play were produced for the Home Service and Radio 4, from 1940, and a production was chosen for the 400th Saturday Night Theatre in 1951.

29th April 1995:
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Führer by Allan Prior.
Dramatised by the author from his biographical novel.
1: Adolf. As Führer, Adolf Hitler was one of the most powerful dictators of the 20th century. How did he rise to power, and why? What did he achieve as a young man? Part 2 Mon 7.45pm
Director Martin Jenkins.
Adolf Hitler: Michael Maloney
His father: Nigel Anthony
His mother ;: Maureen O'Brien
His sister, Paula: Sian Jenkins
His half-sister, Angi: Jane Whittenshaw
His aunt: Eva Stuart
Gustl: Samuel West
Gustl's mother/Helene: Jilly Bond
Gustl's father/librarian/Hoffman: Ian Masters
Professor Isaacs/Levy: Leonard Fenton
Hanisch: John Hollis
Rollwager/Popp/ Drexler/Frank/Chamberlain: Peter Yapp
Landlady/Frau Popp: Jill Graham
Greiner: Anthony Jackson
Neumann/Amann: Stephen Tompkinson
Also with Michael Tudor Barnes, Joshua Towb, Jonathan Keeble, Oliver Senton, David Antrobus and Deborah Berlin
Part 2 broadcast 1st May 1995.
Additional cast in Part 2 ("Hitler"):
Henny Hoffman: Annabel Mullion
Eva Braun: Deborah Berlin
Hindenburg/Thyssen: Derek Waring
Putzi/Gestapo Officer: Andrew Branch
Geli: Emma Fielding
Emil Maurice: Brendan Coyle
Ludendorff: Michael Tudor Barnes
Roehm: Michael Cochrane
Goering: Nickolas Grace
Goebbels: David Collings
Hess: Ian Hughes
Himmler: Christian Rodska
Ribbentrop/Meissner: Brett Usher
Also with Natasha Pyne, Becky Hindley and Theresa Gallagher

1st May 1995:
14.00 :
The Life Class by Harry Quinn and Colin Douglas.
Another chance to hear the performance for which Wendy Seager won the 1994 Sony Award for Best Radio Actress. Heather and Fraser's first meeting outside school takes place in the out-patients clinic of their local hospital. Fraser is headed for Oxford and Heather's acting talent has already been hailed by the critics.
Director Hamish Wilson
Fraser: Tom Smith
Heather: Wendy Seager
Nurse: Monica Gibb

Receptionist/Secretary/Patient: Mamie Stirling
Teacher/Doctor: Finlay McLean
Repeated from 29th July 1993
Also repeated on 22nd November 1997

2nd May 1995
Thirty Minute Theatre: A Sea Change by Gillian Plowman
Peter and Marie are on holiday in Cornwall when an accident plunges Marie into a nightmare.
Music composed and played by Anthea Gomez
Director Sue Wilson
Marie: Jenny Funnell
Peter: Peter MacQueen
Dizzie: Charmian Gradwell
Roger: David Jarvis
Sam: David Bannerman
Dulca: Jill Graham
Joshua: Danny Schiller

3rd May 1995:
14.00 :
The Pamela Myers Show by Colin Sharpe.
A four-part comedy drama. Back Pages. Pamela's afternoon show "Pamela
Myers through till Six" could be under threat if Radio Wire gets a new owner. As phone-in regular Breakwell Bob takes to the air, we are reminded once again of the thrill of live radio.
Director Kate Rowland
Sean OMalley: Rod Arthur
Val: Chrisy Edge
Terrance West/Proudlock/Dr Shenton: Trevor Fox
Valium Betty/Alice: Annie Orwin
Pamela Myers: Eileen Pollock
Gordon Morris/Orkney: Fred Pearson
Sunita Kohli: Nina Wadia
Gary Powers: Derek Walmsley
Breakwell Bob: Dave Whitaker
Additional cast in parts 2-4:
Ted/Tommy: Joe Ging
SuzyQ/Daisy/Insp Dimbleby: Angela Bruce
Lenny: Peter Paverly
Parts 2-4 broadcast 10,17,24th May 1995.

3rd May 1995:
20.45 :
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Three Students
Violinist Leonard Friedman. Dramatised by Denys Hawthorne. Director Enyd Williams
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Hilton Soames: Denys Hawthorne
Bannister: Desmond Llewelyn
Gilchrist: Michael Onslow
Also with David Thorpe and Matthew Morgan.
Repeat from 15th September 1993

4th May 1995
10.00 :
The Doctors by Maurice Bessman
The return of the Merseyside drama series. In the first of six episodes, Dr Galloway confronts the decisions she must make about her career and children.
A Mersey Televison Company production
[[No named director or producer listed]]
Cathy: Clare Beck
Sister Bernie Gardner: Kate Binchy
Dr Ros Galloway: Amelia Bullmore
Alec Galloway: Gordon Cameron
Dr Nasser Khan: Lyndam Gregory
Jack Cross: Peter Gunn
Mrs Gilchrist: Sue Johnston
Dr Sam Benson: Richard O'Sullivan
Denise Garrett: Andrea Pickering
Deborah Kilgallen: Dee Sadler
Mr Leigh: Robert Whelan

Additional cast in parts 2-6:
Anne: Patricia Brake
Mr Costello: James Quinn
Mrs Parker: Lorraine Sass
Mrs Costello: Lesley Staples
Dr Jocelyn Barrett: Liz Stooke

Parts 2-6 broadcast 11,18,25 May 1995, 1, 8 June 1995
Repeated 17 and 24/6/96 and 1,8,15,22/7/96
[[The earlier series was 10, 17, 24, 31/8/94 and 7, and 14/9/94, created by Phil Redmond, Director Patrick Tucker, written by Kathleen Potter, M Bessman, David Joss Buckley]]

4th May 1995:
14.00 :
Globe Theatre 95
Last in the series of specially commissioned plays broadcast on Radio 4 and around the world on World
Service Radio.
Pen Pals by Peter Tinniswood.
Fay and Beth have been pen pals since they were 11. Fay describes her life with her dentist husband and three children in Bristol, and Beth her lovers and her loneliness freewheeling between San Francisco and Florida.
They have never met. Then Beth announces she is arriving at Gatwick and won't be put off. Fay is terrified.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Fay Fuller: Jane Lapotaire
Beth Camacho: Lorelei King
Repeated 17/8/96 and 3/5/97,
Broadcast on the World Service 7/5/95 and 3 and 4/8/96

6th May 1995:
14.30 :
Saturday Playhouse by David Pownall.
Under the Table

In the spring of 1945, a boy overcomes his terror of a world at war to demand of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, who are meeting in his grandfather's greenhouse, a reason why his mother is now widowed and inconsolable.
Music composed by Neil Brand and performed by Sarah Homer.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Storyteller: David Calder
Seph Hammer: Kenneth Cranham
May Hammer: Maureen O'Brien
Rusty: Becky Hindley
Jack: Oliver Senton
Churchill: Robert Lang
Stalin: Andrew Sachs
Roosevelt: David Healy
Hitler: Jonathan Keeble
Mr Hunt: Peter Yapp
Rouille: Natasha Pyne
Bags: Andrew Branch
Trevor: David Antrobus
Repeated 30th March 1996

6th May 1995:
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: The Triumph of the Cunning Man by J R Jones
Set in 1945 on the wild coast of Pembrokeshire, where people say there is no boundary between magic and reality.
Pan pipes by Brendan O'Malley.
Director Jane Dauncey
Gwyn: Philip Madoc
Young Gwyn: Alun Horan
The Cunning Man: Albie Woodington
Dog-Priest: Chris Griffiths
Sin-Eater: Philip Rowlands
Mother: Rhian Morgan
Aunt Ivy: Vivienne Moore
Also With Manon Edwards, Winston Evans and Brendan O'Malley.
Repeated from 30th May 1994

8th May 1995:
14.00 :
The List by Nick Stafford.
1: Reunion. On VE Day 1945, Vera Makin reassembles her estranged family. During the celebrations, her children and guests argue out a list of their desires from the peace.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Director Celia de Wolff.
Part 2 broadcast 8.10pm today
Vera Makin: Gillian Barge
Mr Betts: David Collings
Pat: Emma Gregory
Eva: Becky Hindley
Mrs Hammond: Frances Jeater
Denys: Hugh Kermode
Norman: Colin McFarlane
Arthur: Nathaniel Parker
Ernest/Young Man: Charles Simpson
Mrs Budge: Eva Stuart
Navigator: Joshua Towb
Additional actors in Part Two:
Rose: Carmen Monroe
Supervisor/Young Rose: Adjoa Andoh
Pat (the Elder): Tessa Worsley

9th May 1995:
14.00 :
Thirty Minute Theatre: An After Life
by Louise Gooding.
Anna's loneliness following the untimely death of her husband has driven her into the arms of a completely unsuitable partner. In despair, her teenage daughter seeks solace by communicating with her dead father.
Director Cherry Cookson
Anna: Kate Buffery
Sarah: Siriol Jenkins
Tom: Peter Yapp
Robin: Christopher Scott
Julia: Jill Graham
Nurse: Natasha Pyne
Conductor: George Parsons

11th May 1995:
14.00 :
Hardly Touching by Neil Biswas.
Angelica and Indra, a young British Asian couple, have recently married. She is deeply in love with him but he is increasingly distant. What is he hiding?
Director Claire Grove
Angelica: Nisha K Nayer
Indra: Shiv Grewal
Mr Mukherjee: Madhav Sharma
MrsMukherjee: Surendra Kochar
Jeni: Siddiqua Akhtar
Sonali: Sudha Bhuchar
MrDutta: Bhasker
MrsDutta: Souad Faress
Sunil: Rajeev Mukker
Repeated 7th September 1996

12th May 1995:
10.00 :
No Further Questions by Nicholas Stewart QC
Six significant trials in the annals of English law. The Golden Dawn.
The trial of the American leaders of a religious cult in Edwardian London. At the Old Bailey, Theodore Horos was accused of raping a 16-year-old convert, and his wife, The Swami, of assisting.
Dramatised by Paul Burns
Producer Louise Greenberg
Theodore Horos: Bob Sherman
The Swami: Lorelei King
Daisy Adams: Deborah Berlin
Mr Justice Bigham: Garard Green
Sir Edward Carson: David Collings
Laura Faulkner: Becky Hindley
Subsequent programs listed on the broadcast date

13th May 1995
14.30 :
Saturday Playhouse: The Years Between by Daphne du Maurier.
Dramatised for radio by Jill Hyem.
In the early 1940s, Diana Wentworth's MP husband, Michael, is reported missing, Presumed killed in action. Once over the shock, she builds a new life - taking over Michael's seat in parliament, and falling in love with a much more suitable man. But on the eve of their wedding, a phone call brings shattering news....
Director: Cherry Cookson
Diana Wentworth: Diana Quick
Michael Wentworth: Roger Allam
Richard Llewelyn: David Collings
Sir Ernest Foster: Frederick Treves
Robin Wentworth: Peter England
Nanny: Tessa Worsley
Venning: Michael Tudor Barnes
Miss Jameson: Jilly Bond
Vicar: Derek Waring
Repeated 3rd February 1996

13th May 1995
19.50 :
Saturday Night Theatre: Telephone in the Deep Freeze by Janet Plater
Following the fortunes of members of a support group for "co-alcoholics".
Director Ned Chaillet
Von: Barbara Durkin
Debbie: Polly James
Ken: Oliver Cotton
Graham: Eric Allan
Nance: Sandra Voe
Chloe: Hazel Holder
Frank: Colin Pinney
Mike: Donald Sumpter
Johnny: George Parsons
Clive: Lyndam Gregory
Tony: Gary Lawrence
Repeated from 28th February 1994

15th May 1995
19.45 :
The Monday Play: That Summer
by David Edgar.
That summer is 1984, when the longest and bitterest strike in British mining history was at its height. And that summer is when Howard and Cressida play host to Frankie and Michele, the teenage daughters of striking Welsh miners.
Director Hilary Norrish
Cressida: Eleanor David
Howard: Nicholas Le Prevost
Alun: Dorien Thomas
Daniel: Adam Godley
Terry: Paul Copley
Michele: Siriol Jenkins
Frankie: Catherine Tregenna
First broadcast on BBC World Service radio on 15th August 1993.

15th May 1995:
23.30 :
Kipling in Love
Eight plays based on short stories by Rudyard Kipling , dramatised for radio by Ed Thomason.
1: His Wedded Wife.
India 1885.
Music composed and played by Trevor Allan Davies.
Producer Adrian Bean
Henry: Richard Pearce
Watson: Michael Troughton
Reynolds: Lyndam Gregory
Colonel Humphreys: Barry J Gordon
The Padre: Richard Bates
Emily: Elaine Claxton
Bess: Vmenne Rochester
Also With Jack Klaff, Terry John, Tom Bevan and Amerjit Deu.
Subsequent stories are listed on the broadcast date (22, 29 May etc)

Many thanks to Stephen Shaw for compiling this page - Ed.

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