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Radio Plays 2007

After 2000, BBC policy was to archive all "performance programmes" on CD. This includes radio plays, so the plays below should exist in the BBC archive. The majority of them (probably 90%+) exist in known private collections.

A slightly different layout here - Afternoon Plays at top, then Friday plays, then Classic Serials, then Saturday Plays.

Many thanks to Bob Thirsk for compiling this information.

AFTERNOON PLAY

1,Jan,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Attlee Confidential
A unique drama-documentary insight into the workings of the post war Labour Governments of Clement Attlee. Journalist and broadcaster Charles Wheeler, together with a star cast, helps re-create the mood of those often highly divided Cabinet meetings, using the original notebooks of the then cabinet secretary Norman Brook. We hear, in their own words, the disputes over nationalisation policy and the setting up of the NHS, the Atom bomb and Indian independence.

2,Jan,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Jim and Tonic
By Dan Jamieson. A magical modern version of The Sorcerer's Apprentice about a trainee gin distiller and his unrequited love.Jim ...... Stuart McLoughlinMelissa ...... Clare CorbettMartine ...... Amanda LawrenceMr Wonnacott ...... Vincent BrimbleMum ...... Christine KavanaghDad ...... Jonathan KeebleGirl No 5 ...... Miranda Keeling

3,Jan,2007,Wedenesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, All Fingers and Thumbs.
Romantic comedy by Alan Stafford. Sign language interpreter Marie wants more deaf people to enjoy the theatre. So does director Tom - but not if it involves a bothersome spot-lit woman waving her arms about on his stage.Clive/Jamie/Gordon ...... Brian Bowles Tom ...... Bill Nighy Helen ...... Felicity Montagu Marie ...... Susannah Doyle Sal ...... Jenny Eclair Michael ...... Steve DayPaula ...... Fifi Garfield Directed by Dirk Maggs.

4,Jan,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, A Place in the World
By Harriet O'Carroll.Following the Thirty Years War, Clara and Tobi flee their native Germany for the promise of a better life in Ireland. But what they find there is far from the Promised Land.Tobi ...... Paul RhysClara ...... Lia WilliamsMarianne ...... Sarah Dillon Walter ...... Richard Howard Sunderland ...... Miche DohertyAunt Mags ...... Stella McCuskerDonal ...... Luke GriffinDirected by Eoin O'Callaghan.

5,Jan,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Be Prepared
By Andy Rashleigh.Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout movement, looks back upon a life embodying the spirit of imperial adventure. From the balcony of his home, he regrets, he gives thanks, and he wonders if he has at last found something like harmony and peace. Robert Baden-Powell ...... Ian McKellenOlave ...... Zoe WaitesBoy McLaren ...... Nicholas BoultonManning ...... Jon GloverWolseley ...... John Rowe Proudfoot ...... Philip FoxPeter ...... George HammondNurse ...... Alice HartDirected by Cherry Cookson.

8,Jan,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00,  The Church of the Cosmic Cheese
The true story of a 16th century Italian miller whose independent and inquiring mind led him to develop his own bizarre cosmology.Menocchio ....... Hugh Denis The Narrator/Judge ....... Leslie PhilipsThe Inquisitor ....... Jonathan Hyde Mrs Menocchio/Angel ....... Melissa Sinden Trapolla ....... Michael Eaves Father Odorico ....... David Thorpe Luigi ....... Nicholas Collett Galvani ....... Rod Arthur The Sheriff ....... Harry MyersDirected by Chris Wallis.

9,Jan,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00,  Not a Games Person;
An enhanced reading of Julie Myerson's poignant; funny memoir; capturing the dread experienced by any schoolgirl who's not at their best on the games field. Starring Claire Skinner and Nina Sosanya..

10,Jan,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00,  Beryl du Jour
By Jane Purcell.On the eve of her 50th birthday; Beryl has a deep sense of lack of fulfilment; which even her new job as a volunteer telephone counsellor cannot fix. But then she discovers what the salon is used for in the evening.Beryl ...... Sharon Duce Mim ...... Alison Dowling Mrs H ...... Ann Beach Tilly ...... Mia Soteriou Harvey ...... Brian Capron Freddie ...... Ben Crowe Lucien ...... Peter Forbes Mr Bannister ...... Roger SlomanDirector Chris Wallis.

11,Jan,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00,  The House That Eileen Built
By Alexandra Parsons.Eileen Gray (1878-1976) was a groundbreaking designer with a unique vision. Her restless talent found its most sublime outlet in the house she built for her lover; arousing the destructive attentions of architect Le Corbusier.Eileen Gray ...... Sian Thomas Louise ...... Jennifer Hill Young Louise ...... Caitlin Richards Gaby ...... Alex Alderton Jean Badovici ...... Francois Pandolfo Le Corbusier ...... Brendan Charleson Doucet ...... Richard MitchleyProducer Kate McAll.

12,Jan,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00,  Adrian Mole and the Blair-Mole Project
By Sue Townsend.Adrian Mole; as a 'representative voice from Middle England'; is commissioned to present a feature on Tony Blair's 10 years as Prime Minister. Adrian; not surprisingly; has a somewhat idiosyncratic view on the Blair legacy.Adrian ...... Pierce QuigleyTony ...... Rory Bremner Cherie ...... Harriet Walter Pandora ...... Jenny FunnellProducer Gordon House.

15,Jan,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Immigrants
By John P Rooney.On a cold; wet day in Belfast in the 1960s; three unemployed lads view their future with dismay. With employment prospects looking bleak; the offer of a passage to Australia looks tempting.Fergie ...... Andy Moore Jonty ...... Gerard Jordan Tony ...... Joseph Rea Clancy ...... Peter Balance Bridget ...... Sarah Kants Martha ...... Susie Kelly Ken ...... Alan McKee Clerk ...... Julia DeardenDirector Pam Brighton.

16,Jan,2007,Tuesdy,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Waiting Room
The writer Julia Darling began a web diary in 2002 to chart her journey through breast cancer. Poignant; honest; funny and filled with everyday life events like looking after teenagers; staying in hotels; living in Newcastle the web also charts the ups and downs of being ill; until her death three years later. Featuring poems set to music. Performed by Tim Dalling; Pete Challower and Charlie Harwick; and contributions from test. [Rpt of Mon 7.00pm]

17,Jan,2007,Wenesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, 21 Conversations with a Hairdresser
By Carolyn Scott Jeffs. On a wet day in 1991; Laura arrives in David's hairdressing salon looking like a drowned rat; hoping to be transformed into Jerry Hall. Things don't work out quite like that as we eavesdrop on 21 conversations between a woman and her stylist over the next 15 years. A delightfully comic look at a classic relationship. Laura ...... Eleanor Tremain David ...... Joseph Kloska Director Peter Leslie Wild.

18,Jan,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith. A series of plays adapted from the fifth and sixth books in Smith's hugely popular series set in Botswana.1/4. How to Handle Men Through the Application of Psychology Precious Ramotswe; owner and founder of The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency; sets out to release her fiancé; Mr JLB Matekoni; from a terrifying obligation. Meanwhile; a new case comes into the agency and the ladies find themselves on a love quest. Mma Ramotswe ...... Claire Benedict Mma Makutsi ...... Nadine Marshall Mr JLB Matekoni ...... Joseph Marcell Mma Potokwane ...... Janice Acquah Mma Hologna ...... Adjoa Andoh Motholeli/Kokotso ...... Gbemisola Ikumelo Charlie / Spokes Spokesi ...... Chuk Iwuji Puso ...... Kedar Williams Stirling

19,Jan,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, My Blue Piano
Jerusalem; 1945. When eccentric German poet Else Lasker Schüler is evicted by her landlady; she is forced to wander the city's troubled streets. In a series of strange encounters; she meets the angel Gabriel and the ghost of a chimpanzee murdered in a Nazi concentration camp. Tragi comic drama by Marty Ross. Lasker Schüle ...... Ida Schuster Muhsam ...... Paul Young Dressmaker ...... Joanna Tope Moskewitch ...... Simon Tait Miss Levi ...... Gowan Calder Private ...... Nick Underwood Sgt Major/Gabriel ...... Mark McDonnell Rabbi ...... John Shedden

22,Jan,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Running Lady
By Eryl Maynard.Two women run for widely different reasons. Geraldine runs in the middle of the night; partially to maintain her sanity and selfhood in a tempestuous marriage; and partially because of Susan Hyland. She remembers from childhood how Susan used run to the station each day to meet a husband who never turned up. Geri ...... Juliet Aubrey Sam ...... Amy Marston Don ...... Richard Howard Hugh ...... Ian Bartholomew Susan ...... Rachel Atkins Director Eoin O'Callaghan.

23,Jan,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, My Sister under the Skin
By Corin Redgrave.A famous actor receives a letter from a woman unknown to him claiming a very special relationship; not only to him but also to his even more famous father. When they meet; an unlikely new relationship develops.Jack Davies ...... Corin Redgrave Sylvia ....... Kika Markham John ...... David Westhead Doctor ...... Chris Barnes Directed by Annie Castledine.

24,Jan,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Bringer of Peace
Martyn Wade's drama explores the life of Gustav Holst and the astrological inspiration behind the Planets Suite; his most famous work. The story covers twenty years of this extraordinary composer's life; his relationship with his family; his friends; his teaching and composing and his constant solitary walking and travelling.Gustav Holst ...... Adrian Scarborough Isobel Holst ...... Amanda Root Ralph Vaughan Williams ...... Michael Maloney Imogen Holst ...... Georgina Osen Constable ...... Mark Straker Reporter ...... Anthony Glennon Directed by David Hitchinson.

25,Jan,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Adapted from Alexander McCall Smith's hugely popular series set in Botswana. 2/4. House of Hope Mma Ramotswe and her assistant Mma Makutsi visit some bad girls in their quest to find a husband for their client. But Mma Ramotswe has some marriage problems of her own. When her fiance seems no closer to setting a date for their wedding; she seeks the advice of a crafty friend.Mma Ramotswe ...... Claire Benedict Mma Makutsi ...... Nadine Marshall Mr JLB Matekoni ...... Joseph Marcell Mma Potokwane ...... Janice Acquah Mr Bobologo ...... Jude Akuwudike Mma Seeonyana ...... Noma Dumezweni Directed by Kirsty Williams.

26,Jan,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Daybreak
By Tom Ray. A week after his wife and teenage sweetheart of 14 years has left him; Phil wakes up one morning to find that the sun has not risen. When she comes back with a van to collect her cherished wardrobe; he is forced to reveal his extraordinary secret. Phil ...... Marshall Lancaster Lisa ...... Lorraine Coady Directed by Kate Chapman. .

29,Jan,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Wedding Vortex
By Elizabeth Lewis When Esther starts to plan her wedding, she doesn't realise how many choices are involved, nor how many other people want to make those choices for her Esther ...... Lisa Coleman Evelina ...... Penny Downie Miss Lovelace ...... Eiry Thomas Beatrice ...... Manon Edwards Kiki ...... Lesley Rooney Katie ...... Sara McGaughey Jack ...... Richard Mitchley Paul ...... Richard Nichols Director Alison Hindell

30,Jan,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Even Song
By Art Tanner Charles Latimer takes his place for choral evensong. But the beauty of the music and the setting do not neessarily lead to serene thoughts Charles Latimer ...... Oliver Ford Davies Rosemary ...... Christine Kavanagh Charles as a young man ...... Joseph Kloska Charles as a boy ...... Josh Freeborn Wilkinson ...... Steven Williams Bancroft ...... Pax Baldwin Head Master ...... Sam Dale Master ...... Mark Straker Hugh ...... Paul Richard Biggin Ursula ...... Bathan Walker Sylvie ...... Emma Noakes Matthew ...... Tom George Debbie ...... Miranda Keeling Director Colin Guthrie

31,Jan,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Candy Floss Kisses
An atmospheric first play for radio by Simon Farquhar, set amid the hillsides, caves and beaches of a remote Scottish community When 18-year-old Londoner Billy encounters feisty Isla, their shared summer turns out to be more of a rollercoaster than either of them expected Billy ...... Steven Geller Mother ....... Gabrielle Lloyd Father ...... Jon Glover Isla ...... Frances Thorburn Directed by Martin Jarvis

1,Feb,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Adapted from Alexander McCall Smith's hugely popular series set in Botswana 3/4. The Return of Note Mma Ramotswe finds herself in a compromising situation when her past catches up with her. But things are looking brighter for her assistant, Mma Makutsi, when she takes up ballroom dancing Mma Ramotswe ...... Claire Benedict Mma Makutsi ...... Nadine Marshall Mma Potokwane ...... Janice Acquah Phuti Radiphuti ...... Jude Akuwudike Mma Hologna ...... Adjoa Andoh Charlie ...... Chuk Iwuji Mma Mokoti ...... Alibe Parsons Note Mokoti ...... Danny Sapani Mr Fanope ...... Ben Thomas Directed by Kirsty Williams

2,Feb,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Hide
By Paul Farley Two bird watchers are peering through the slats of a hide and talking as they watch the mud and marshes in front of them. Then something rare turns up outside and a visitor joins them inside With David Bamber, Russell Boulter, Rafe Spall

5,Feb,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Talk
Mark Wilson's play; set in 1854. In the Criminal Wing of Bethlehem Hospital for the Insane; painter Richard Dadd and poet Emily Clayton are caught in the middle as two rival doctors seek to reform the treatment of the mentally ill. Emily Clayton ...... Alison Pettitt Richard Dadd ...... Nigel Anthony George Haydon ...... Jonathan Tafler Charles Hood ...... Jonathan Keeble Ward Sister Grey ...... Joan Walker Directed by David Blount.

6,Feb,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Imagining Them
A triple bill of coming of age stories as three New Yorkers imagine people who they would have liked to know better. Whether it's friends who never got to grow up; a father who died before his daughter could say 'daddy' or a role model celebrity who was next door but beyond reach; all are imagined presences who become familiar; funny and touching. Written and performed by Wendy Spero; Meg Wolitzer and David Cale.

7,Feb,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, What We Did on our Holidays
By Neil Rhodes. An attempt to make the annual holiday a more spontaneous affair takes Ed and his family to unexpected places. Ed ...... Iestyn Jones Julia ...... Claire Isaac Corin ...... Meilyr Sion Amy ...... Katy Owen Director Gilly Adams.

8,Feb,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Adapted from Alexander McCall Smith's hugely popular series set in Botswana. 4/4. With her agency work under control; Mma Ramotswe has time at last to take care of her own problems. Can she release her fiance; Mr JLB Matekoni; from his rash undertaking to do a charity parachute jump? And will the return of an old love jeopardise her plan to spring a romantic surprise on her husband to be? Mma Ramotswe ...... Claire Benedict Mma Makutsi ...... Nadine Marshall Mr JLB Matekoni ...... Joseph Marcell Mma Potokwane ...... Janice Acquah Phuti Radiphuti ...... Jude Akuwudike Violet/Shebeen Queen ...... Nikki Amuka Bird Bishop Mwamba/Mr Radiphuti ...... Patrice Naiambana Note Mokoti ...... Danny Sapani Directed by Kirsty Williams.

9,Feb,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Heads You Win; Tails I Lose
A drama of risks and probabilities by Peter Kesterton. Nigel has plans but is trapped in a dead end job. He meets Kat; who spins coins to decide what she should do with her life. Should he stay or should he go? Nigel ...... Carl Prekopp Kat ...... Hayley Doherty Dave ...... John Telfer Sheldon ...... Christian Rodska With Jo Armstrong; Amy Clifton; Paul Dodgson Directed by Tim Dee .

12,Feb,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Hell and High Water
By Marianne Carey. Marlene encourages her best friend Kay to spend a weekend at a spiritual health centre in the country. They are doing it to help Bianca; who needs a full course to make her career change a success; but what do Marlene and Kay need? Will self-exploration and soul searching help them ring changes in their lives? Kay ...... Fletcher Mathers Marlene ...... Irene MacDougall Julian ...... Michael Perceval-Maxwell Rose ...... Sheila Donald Bianca ...... Monica Gibb Dennis ...... Steven McNicoll

13,Feb,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Night Manager
By Dermot Bolger. When a particular guest checks into Finbar's Hotel on the last night of Johnny Farrell's management; his past life comes back to confront him. Johnny ...... Sean Campion Alfie ...... Garrett Keogh Simon ...... Tom Hickey Helena ...... Alison McKenna Taxi driver/chef ...... Sean Kearns Dr Gorman ...... John Hewitt Receptionist ...... Nikki Doherty Barman/Waiter ...... Conor McGreevey Woman Guest ...... Bronagh Taylor Colm ...... Michael Ritchie .

14,Feb,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, DEIA
By Martin Jameson. Two couples go on holiday to a small guesthouse in the beautiful Balearic village of Deia in Northern Majorca and an intriguing puzzle begins to unfold. Is there a rational explanation or do ghosts really exist? Nick ...... Neil Pearson Rachel ...... Katy Cavanagh Nettie ...... Poppy Lee Friar Celia ...... Haydn Gwynne Hal ...... Sam Dale Jordi ...... Nickolas Grace Joaquima ...... Montserrat Gili Mel ...... Tracy Wiles Producer/Director Tracey Neale. .

15,Feb,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Places In Between
By Benjamin Yeoh. In January 2002; Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan just after the fall of the Taliban. Surviving by his wits; his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs; and the kindness of strangers; this dramatisation tells the story of this epic journey. Rory ...... Greg Wise Qasim/Tajik Soldier ...... Mido Hamada Abdul Haq ...... Omar Berdouni Yuzufi/ Checkpoint Soldier ...... Nayef Rashed Dr Habibullah/Mullah ...... Nitin Ganatra Bushire/Security Soldier ...... Emun Elliot Nasir/Haji Mumtaz ...... Tahmoures Tehrani

16,Feb,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Rosie's Beauty
By Annamaria Murphy. Rosie runs a beauty parlour in her village. Most of her clients come to talk and Rosie is invited to share some of the dark secrets that make up the community in which she lives. Rosie Craze ...... Mary Woodvine Martha Taper ...... Barbara Jefford Lily Harvey ...... Amanda Lawrence Ellen Hosken ...... Mandy Simons Michael Harvey ...... Stephen Hall Irish Reilly ...... Charles Barnecut Directed by Claire Grove. .

19,Feb,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00,Lessons for the Loveless
By Richard Cameron. Four disaffected teenagers and their drama teacher are trying to mount an improvised play around the Seven Ages of Man. Time; however; is not on their side. Rob / Robert PickavanceAlison / Rachel BroganGazza / Charlie RyanRuth / Rhea BaileySpowage / Elliott Tittensor .

20,Feb,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00,Tiaan
By Rupi Dharmi and Annalisa Hounsome. Two sisters are travelling across the globe to be reunited with their mother in rural India for the festival of Tiaan; a tradition which celebrates the bond between mothers and daughters. But Rani; the youngest; has a secret and is dreading the moment when her mother discovers the truth. Amerjit / Ayesha DharkerRani / Maya SondhiMumbi / Jamila MasseyTaj / Catherine MorganSandy / Kate DyerJindi / Renu BrindleAll male roles / Ashvin-Kumar Joshi .

21,Feb,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00,The Influence
By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. What would happen in Britain if Avian Flu; H5N1; mutated and was passed from human to human? What would happen where you live? What is the government doing? This bold drama takes us to the centre of an outbreak. Sergeant Wiseman / Nigel Barrett Baxter / Jason MerrellsCaptain Sykes / Tom WardSally Grant / Lucy Akhurst Diana Hart / Sanchia McCormack Molly Jones / Chrissie FurnessDan Jones / Peter HardingFrank Parsons / Peter EllisLarry Feldman / Richard Katz Dr Richards / Kim Wall Laura Dickinson / Tracy Wiles

22,Feb,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00,Gunshot Wedding
By Katie Hims. Aidan; 14; tells us the story of Leila Jones; the skinny girl from across the road. Her mum's fallen for a cowboy at line-dancing; except he's really a telephone engineer. Then she finds a gun in her brother's bedroom. Aidan / Louis DunsfordLeila / Ashley MadekweJulie / Tanya FranksMichael / Freddy WhiteNiall / Ralph Ineson

23,Feb,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00,Heifers and Bulls
By Elizabeth Lewis. Resting Actress Honeysuckle Spriggs arrives in a remote Welsh village to set up a matchmaking agency for lonely; isolated Welsh hill farmers. She sets up shop in the disused chapel where Sian Jones; the local schoolmistress holds choir practice. Sian Jones / Ruth JonesHoneysuckle Spriggs / Joanna DavidRhys Edwards / Richard ElfynIeuan Edwards / Ben MerchantIrwel Jones / Howell EvansHuw Thomas / Sion Tudor OwenAbel Morgan / Matthew MorganRhodri Evans /. Robert BlytheAlys Griffiths / Jennifer Hill .

26,Feb,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, First Bite of the Air
By Stephanie Dale. Kerseley Colliery in Coventry was one of the biggest in the Midlands until its closure more than 10 years ago. In this drama-documentary; the people of Kerseley talk about their lives both then and now; alongside the magical and haunting drama of one boy's reunion with his long-dead grandfather. Toby / Robert Wilkinson Young Toby / Ben Smith Grandfather /Terrence Hardiman .

27,Feb,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, And the Rain My Drink
By Han Suyin; adapted for radio by Kevin Wong. To mark the 50th anniversary of Malaysia's independence; this is an adaptation of the celebrated novel telling the story of the years leading up to the end of British rule. A tale of love; war and the end of empire; this is a touching account which looks at the personal cost of political struggle. Han Suyin / Pik-Sen Lim Ah Mei / Jennifer Lim Luke Davis / Dominic Rowan Betty Tam / Su-Lin Looi Che Ahmad / Benedict Wong Ah Sen / Jonathan Chan-Pensley Ah Pak / Tom Wu .

28,Feb,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, How to Remember the Dead
By Jemma Kennedy. When an old Polish man drops dead in the street; John's life is thrown out of kilter. Trying to make sense of it all raises major questions about his own life. John / William Ash Sophie / Christine Brennan Jan / Janusz Sheagall Jen / Danielle Henry

1,Mar,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Venus to Go
By Fiona Mackie. When cutbacks happen in Portsmouth's corset industry and redundancies loom; three machinists choose to face the future in very different ways. Eileen / Ellie Haddington Shirley / Julie Peasgood Ada/Dot / Ann Beach Val / Maggie McCarthy Brenda / Ruth Sheen Jim / Sam Dale Gary / Saikat Ahamed

2,Mar,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Murder in the Afternoon: The Fall and Rise of Danny Clark
By Andrew Chappell. A gangster thriller. After his dad dies doing a job for gangland boss Frankie Weems; young Danny Clark vows never to get involved in crime. But now Frankie comes knocking on his door; wanting his help. And Frankie's not a man you say no to... Danny / Robert Boulter Sharon / Emma Noakes Gramps / Desmond McNamara Inspector Hedges / Sam Dale .

5,Mar,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, What is Missing from Your Life - The Men
By Stephanie Dale. Two years ago; writer Stephanie Dale asked the women of Birmingham to answer the simple question; 'What is missing from your life?' She turned the resulting letters into a drama-documentary for Radio 4. Now she asks the same question of the men of Birmingham; weaving their answers around the myth of Birmingham's Anglo-Saxon origins.The City ...... Zoe Waites Beorma ...... John Rowe Gregory ...... John Flitcroft Cabbie/Man ...... Jack Whitam

6,Mar,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Girl Who Touched the Stars
By Mahesh Dattani. While growing up; Bhavna has a dream: she wants to fly to the moon and touch the stars. Her dreams do come true: it is 2025; she is an astronaut and soon to be the first Indian woman to fly to Mars. But her childhood is about to come back and haunt her in the most unexpected way. Bhavna ...... Nina Wadia Young Bhavna ...... Nita Mistry Mother ...... Sakuntala Ramanee Father ...... Amerjit Deu Ground Control/Reporter ...... Sam Dale Astronaut 1/Journalist 3 ...... John Dougall Astrounaut2/Journalist 1 ...... Anthony Glennon Journalist 2 ...... Christine Kavanagh Director Tracey Neale. .

7,Mar,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Time Breathes
By Rhiannon Tise. Insomnia can affect anyone. Gemma is in love with a man who never calls her. Teenager Kris is losing touch with his mates. Their story is inter-cut with advice from a real-life sleep expert; Dr Adrian Williams from Guys and St Thomas' Hospital; London. Gemma ...... Claire Rushbrook Kris ...... Michael Obiora Stacey ...... Noma Dumezweni Al ...... Sam Dale Dinah ...... Rachel Bavidge Director Claire Grove.

8,Mar,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Accolades
By Christopher William Hill. In 1973; Oxford academic AL Rowse published the work that would establish his name internationally - Shakespeare The Man; in which he claimed to have decoded Shakespeare's sonnets and finally discovered the identity of the playwright's mysterious Dark Lady. But was his 'discovery' based on a simple misreading? AL Rowse ...... Ian Richardson Alex Laing ...... Joseph Kloska Professor Burnett ...... Nigel Anthony Gillian Lawrence ...... Stella Gonet Prosser ...... Sean Barrett .

9,Mar,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Murder in the Afternoon: Mixed Messages
By Yvonne Antrobus. A compromising message left on the wrong answerphone stirs up ghosts from the past; with tragic; and deadly; results. Gina ...... Lia Williams Morag ...... Alison Pettitt Jamie ...... John Dougall DS Holt ...... Anthony Glennon WPC Patel ...... Rachel Bavidge George ...... Sam Dale Girl ...... Jasmine Callan .

12,Mar,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, In Form
Drama-documentaries taking musical form as their starting point. 1/2. Rondo Musicologist David Huckvale explores the shape of Saint-Saens's Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for violin; while Louise Ramsden's drama reflects the playfulness of the music. Sandwich bar proprietor Stella; although jilted by her fiance; is determined to fulfil her wedding day commitment. Her confidant; Spanish dreamer Carlos; fixes her up with a series of dates which prove disastrous; but eventually helps her to find not only the secret of love but also the perfect sandwich. Stella ...... Miranda Keeling Carlos ...... Antonio Gil-Martinez Robin ...... David Holt Andras ...... Greg Hobbs Les ...... Dan Crow . 15:00 Money Box Live Experts and guests answer calls on financial issues. Call 08700 100 444 from 1.30pm until 3.30pm [National rates].

13,Mar,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Hands of Cheryl Boyd
By Maurice Leitch. A young woman in a wheelchair falls foul of the law; but unbeknownst to her an overzealous pastor lays plans for her salvation. Cheryl Boyd ...... Zara Turner Harold Duff ...... Gerard Murphy Cheryl's Aunt ...... Stella McCusker Mrs Greer ...... Laura Hughes The Prosecutor ...... Dan Gordon Mr Arthur ...... Miche Doherty Magistrate ...... Derek Bailey Natalie ...... Sarah Gordon Young Girl ...... Hannah R Gordon Director Eoin O'Callaghan. .

14,Mar,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, My Brother's Keeper
Nichola McAuliffe's play is based on a true story. In 2006; journalist Don Mackay gained access to Rawalpindi's death row in order to meet Tahir Hussain; who had already spent half his life condemned to hang for a much-disputed murder. With time running out; a close bond developed as Don and his wife became deeply and crucially involved. Don Mackay ...... Bill Paterson Nichola McAuliffe ...... Herself Amjad Hussain ...... Bhasker Patel Tahir Hussain ...... Pal Aron Taxi Driver's Mother ...... Rashmi Amin Prison Governor ...... Badi Uzzaman News Editor ...... Sam Dale High Commission Official ...... Christine Kavanagh Narrator ...... Peter Donaldson Directed by Enyd Williams.

15,Mar,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Invention of Dr Cake
By Andrew Motion. Adapted from the novel by Jonathan Holloway. Essex in the 1840s: Dr Tabor goes to visit Dr Cake to talk about ways of alleviating consumption and diseases of poverty. Dr Cake has had some successes in his village. But he is sick himself and has other things on his mind that he would like to talk to Dr Tabor about. Both doctors seem to have been poets in their youth. Dr Tabor grows less and less certain as to who is actually in front of him. Could Dr Cake be John Keats? Dr Tabor ...... Patrick Malahide Dr Cake ...... Richard McCabe Mrs Reilly ...... Clare Higgins Director Tim Dee.

16,Mar,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Murder in the Afternoon: The Longest Journey
By Peter Whalley. A man picks up a female hitch-hiker. They are both concealing a secret. A murder has been committed; but who is the victim and who is the murderer? John ...... Ian Puleston-Davies Amy ...... Emma Atkins Barnes ...... Martin Reeve George ...... Anthony Flanagan Don ...... Seamus O'Neill Directed by Pauline Harris. .

19,Mar,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, In Form
Drama-documentaries taking musical form as their starting point. 2/2. Variations Pianist John Lill explores the shape of Beethoven's extraordinary set of Variations at the end of his Sonata in E; Op 109; while Tim Jackson's drama reflects the beauty and pathos of the music. Alex ...... Alex Jennings Kirsty ...... Anna Madeley Maximiliane ...... Alex Kelly Juliet ...... Christine Kavanagh Young Maxi ...... Olivia Coldicutt Director Peter Leslie Wild.

20,Mar,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Comedian
By Joseph O'Connor; dramatised by Shane Connaughton. Paddy Plunkett thinks he is Dublin's finest comedian; if only his 10-year-old son would agree. In a story of childhood both funny and sad; a family learn to cope when their world is turned upside down. Paddy Plunkett ...... Sean McGinley Paddy Junior ...... Johnny Brennan Helen ...... Ailish Symons Agnes ...... Rosaleen Linehan Rita ...... Tina Kellegher Priest ...... Miche Doherty Policeman ...... Darragh Kelly Girl ...... Hannah Mills .

21,Mar,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Fire of the Dragon
By Meic Povey. Holed up in Harlech Castle; the bowed but unbeaten Owain Glyndwr determines to fight Henry IV to the last drop of Welsh blood. But Huw ap Dafydd; a reluctant recruit; has ideas of his own. Huw ...... Sion Pritchard Elin ...... Rhian Blythe Owain ...... Huw Ceredig Catrin ...... Victoria Pugh Brother Ieuan ...... Rhys Parry Jones Modlen ...... Sera Cracroft Madog ...... Richard Elfyn Director Eoin O'Callaghan.

22,Mar,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Country Life
Shelagh Delaney's play is set on a smallholding during the Foot and Mouth epidemic of 2001. Three people all want to change the world but don't know how. Rose ...... Barbara Marten Boris ...... Thomas Sangster Eddie ...... Nick Sidi Jim ...... Richard Oldham Piano played by Steven Reynolds.

23,Mar,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Sunbathing in the Rain
Gwyneth Lewis's adaptation of her book; a down-to-earth; courageous and entertaining chronicle of her own experience of a severe episode of depression; how she struggled to find ways of coping and ultimately survive. Gwyneth ...... Siriol Jenkins Leighton ...... Robert Pugh Doctor ...... Hywel Emrys Surfer ...... Steven Meo Shop Assistant ...... Claire Cage Director Kate McAll. .

26,Mar,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Expand This
By Mark Lawson. When Alex and Gemma are alerted to a picture of their daughter performing a sex act posted on the internet; they unite in adversity. But far worse is yet to come. Alex Spring ...... Alex Jennings Gemma Spring ...... Haydn Gwynne Rachel Spring ...... Lynne Seymour Robbie Spring ...... Matthew Barry Ted ...... Iestyn Jones Ollie ...... Ben McKay School Chairman ...... Richard Mitchley The Lawyer ...... Victoria Pugh Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan. .

27,Mar,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Velvet Love
By Simon Macallum. A tacky Scottish nightclub is about to close. Charlie the cloakroom attendant has known many customers over the years; and on this last night he has to face his past. Charlie ...... Tam Dean Burn Kat ...... Lisa Gardner DJ ...... Tom Urie Conroy ...... Simon Macallum Directed by Alison Peebles. .

28,Mar,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Going for Broke
A comic morality tale for the consumer generation by Mike Yeaman. With debts rising and their pension scheme in meltdown; Colin and Marion set out to milk the system for all it's worth. But will the price they pay be more than they bargained for? Colin ...... Les Dennis Marion ...... Felicity Montagu The Official Receiver ...... Sam Dale The Judge ...... Christine Kavanagh The Clerk ...... Jasmine Callan Directed by Toby Swift. .

29,Mar,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, A Fire in the Sun
By Robin Mukherjee. A woman visits her elderly parents in Spain after a fire which has destroyed their retirement home and hospitalised her mother. She discovers that her perceptions of her family's history are not the full story. Esmee ......Haydn Gwynne Mother ...... Angela Pleasence Father ...... David Calder Joje ...... David Sant

30,Mar,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Envy
Dark social comedy; written and directed by Anita Sullivan. One day on the beach; Clare impulsively steals the handbag of a glamorous executive and sets about stealing her dream life. But there is a fine line between a dream and a nightmare. Clare...... Claire Rushbrook Matt ...... Paul Ritter Lance ...... Shaun Dooley Midge ...... Jo McInnes Carolyn ...... Nina Wadia Paula/Sophie ...... Carolyn Backhouse Chris/Dex/Boss/TV presenter ...... Paul Panting Checkout girl/Mother ...... Serena Costello .

2,Apr,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00,: Murder by the Book
Murder by the Book By Stephen Sheridan. When a corpse is found in the Crime Section of Langston Library; two elderly librarians decide to emulate Miss Marple and solve the mystery themselves. Dorothy ...... Mary Wimbush Margaret ...... Doreen Mantle Mr Pepper ...... John Evitts Colin ...... Leighton Pugh Robin ...... Alex Hutchinson Mrs Shelton ...... Elizabeth Morgan Insp Cornish ...... Trevor Nichols Sgt McBride ...... Chris Stanton Directed by David Blount.

3,Apr,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Fear and Loathing in Crouch End
Comedy drama by Malcolm Burgess. Estonian au pair Monika comes to London for the wonderful middle-class life she knows we all live in Britain. The Markham family; however; show her that paradise might not be in Crouch End; especially in the days before Christmas. With Evelin Pang; Nichola McAuliffe; David Holt; Sandra James-Young. Directed by Turan Ali.

4,Apr,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Ying Tong: A Walk with the Goons
Roy Smiles' play about Spike Milligan's last days with the Goons and his complex and often fractious relationship with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. SpikeMilligan ...... James Clyde Harry Secombe ...... Kai Owen Peter Sellers ...... Toby Longworth Wal Greenslade ...... Benedick Blythe .

5,Apr,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, From Paradise to Heaven
Natalia Power's account of the life of former Poet Laureate John Masefield. Pain and sorrow alternate with joy and triumph as he travels from his spiritual home in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside to many other parts of the world and back again to a curious but not totally unsuccessful marriage. John Masefield ...... Adrian Scarborough Constance ...... Jennie Stoller Isabel ...... Susan Jameson Enid ...... Colleen Prendergast Arnold ...... Wayne Foskett Young John Masefield ...... Steven Williams Directed by Cherry Cookson.

6,Apr,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Magician's Daughter
Comedy drama by Adam Beeson; set in 19th-century Europe A celebrated magician is shot on stage. With his dying breaths; he passes on the secrets of his spectacular act to his daughter. Fearing pursuit by jealous rivals, she disappears. Kronos ...... James Bryce Great Visado ...... Paul Young Katya ...... Lucy Paterson Richardson ...... Richard Conlon Cameron ...... Nick Underwood Chisnok ...... Mark McDonnell Zontik ..... Simon Donaldson Directed by Bruce Young.

9,Apr,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Close Your Eyes; Raise Your Arms
By Ewa Banasckiewicz. Elsa goes on holiday with her mum for what is intended to be a new beginning. But the past soon catches up with them. Elsa ...... Kate Ashfield Chrissy ...... Annabelle Apsion Gustav ...... Andy Henderson Barman ...... Chris Pavlo Anthony ...... Nick Sayce Waitress ...... Sophie Roberts Directed by Sally Avens.

10,Apr,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Three Large Beers
By David Nobbs. Three men are curious to discover why they all separately visit the same Indian takeaway on the third Thursday of every month. Clive ...... Tim McInnnerny Bernard ...... James Fleet Owen ...... Jeremy Swift Ali ...... Kulvinder Ghir Helen ...... Christine Kavanagh Miss Buttered Chapati ...... Rachel Bavidge Young Woman ...... Jasmine Callan

11,Apr,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Joseph and Joseph
By Oliver Emanuel. Identity theft is something that happens to other people; but the person who stole Joseph's life seems to be having a lot more fun with it than he is. Joseph ...... Shaun Dooley Sonia ...... Helen Longworth Marie ...... Christine Kavanagh The old man ...... Sam Dale Mathers ...... John Dougall Christophe ...... Philippe Smolikowski Hotel manager ...... Mark Straker Croupier ...... Rachel Bavidge Directed by Colin Guthrie.

12,Apr,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Andy Warhol Syndrome
By Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo. Plucky market trader Carol Fletcher's dreams come true when she finds fame in a reality TV show. But how much will her celebrity status cost her? With Jenny Eclair; Ewan Bailey; Jan Goodman; Gerard McDermott; Harry Myers; Ronni Ancona.

13,Apr,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Strange Desire of Ms Small
By Debbie Jones. Lois has all but forgotten the flamboyant mischief of her past until; in the drab surrounding of a high street bank; she meets Elsie; a disillusioned clerk 40 years her junior and exquisitely desirable. Lois ...... Sheila Donald Violet ...... Jan Moffat Elsie ...... Pauline Lockhart Joseph ...... Phil McKee Director Lu Kemp.

16,Apr,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Carmella's Island Lyrical drama by Jean Binta Breeze; set on the Caribbean island of Maracou; a place where the power of masquerade can even reach Carmella; an unhappy schoolteacher who has given up on her dreams. Storyteller ......

17,Apr,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Chloe A darkly comic tour-de-force by Mike Stott; starring Alison Steadman. From the cell where she stays at Her Majesty's pleasure; Chloe Temple-Carstairs shares the story of how she became one of the world's most renowned artists;

18,Apr,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Diamond Lil Linda Wilkinson's play is based on the story of Diamond Lil and Maisie; an outrageous real-life transvestite double act who delighted audiences in pubs all over the East End during the 40s; and were accepted by the local com

19,Apr,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Price of a Fish Supper By Catherine Czerkawska. Rab is a fisherman; like his father and grandfather before him. The decline of the Scottish fishing industry and the loss of his brother at sea have hit him hard. Rab ...... Pau

20,Apr,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, 12 Shares By Dennis Kelly. Kate is just beginning to enjoy herself for the first time in her life. Each week she checks in with a support group to tell them how things are going for a recovering alcoholic. With Sophie Stanton; Hes

23,Apr,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Fred Rimble By John B Keane; dramatised by Kerry Lee Crabbe. The charming story of Jim Conlon's fervent attempts to cure his hypochondriac mother. Jim Conlon ...... Ardal O'Hanlon Maggie Conlon ...... Doreen Keogh Nice Nualla ..

24,Apr,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Insecurity Guard Black comedy by Cynthia Hamilton. Architect Jessie Bruce develops an unusual eating disorder in the face of personal and professional crisis. She takes to eating the bedroom wall but the hole in the wall starts t

25,Apr,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Aquatic Ape By Joy Wilkinson. Pippa and Barney's second honeymoon has only made them realise how much they can't stand each other. Luckily; the opportunity to watch deadly great white sharks at play gives them both a murderous id

26,Apr,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Giselle Hattie Naylor's reworking of the ballet; a story of hidden identities; thwarted love and deceased brides who dance men to death. Albrecht ...... Daniel Goode Berthe ...... Hannah Gordon Myrtha ...... Lisa Hammond Utta ...

27,Apr,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Wrong Hero? By Mark Burgess. In 1943 a commercial airliner carrying film star Leslie Howard was shot down with the death of all on board. Was he the intended target or was it a strange case of mistaken identity? Leslie Howard

30,Apr,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, My Difficult Second Album By Stephen Keyworth. Tom has constructed the perfect soundtrack to his life. But when his perfect relationship falls through, the music has to change. Then he meets Harper. Robbie ...... Corey J Smith To

1,May,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Delayed Departures Matthew Solon's story of lost love and broken promises. When a flight to Dubrovnik is delayed the passengers are forced to wait, first in the departure lounge and later in an airport hotel. Among them is Laura Clar

2,May,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Dickens Confidential Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens, as the head of a daily paper, would have tackled bringing the news to the masses. 1/6. Railway Kings By Mike Walker. Chief Correspondent Jack Marshall investi

3,May,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Nothing Happened Romantic comedy by Shelley Silas and Luke Sorba about a friendship that never goes any further.Jenny ...... Julia Ford Simon ...... Stephen Tompkinson Neil ...... Gerard McDermott Louise ...... Colleen Prendergast N

4,May,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Master and Mrs Tucker Roy Apps' play is based on the story of the friendship between Noel Coward and Edith Nesbit. Noel Coward ...... Guy Henry Edith Nesbit ...... Ann Bell Mrs Coward ...... Rosemary Leach Mr Cook ...... Niall

7,May,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Getting the Joke Neil Brand's play is based on the story of Donald McGill; who created some of Britain's most popular seaside postcards for 60 years. In July 1954; shortly after his 80th birthday; he was arrested on obscene publication charges. Donald McGill ...... John Wood Molly ...... Ann Beach Durand ...... Malcolm Sinclair Wells ...... Gerard McDermott Mary ...... Carolyn Pickles Sgt Evison ...... Wayne Foskett Constable Hiley ...... Nick Sayle Counsel ...... John Cummins Judge ...... Delroy Brown Postcards ...... Ella Smith; Sophie Roberts; Ayesha Antoine Directed by David Hunter.

8,May,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Alibi Vanessa Rosenthal's dramatisation; based on Daphne du Maurier's short story. Charles Fenton feels trapped in both his job and his marriage. Perhaps a little random murder could help him to escape the stultifying routine? Charles Fenton ...... Michael Maloney Anna Kauffman ...... Lia Williams Edna Fenton ...... Joanna Wake DI Cooper ...... Richard Heap Sgt Wilson ...... Ben Crowe Jack Alhuson ...... Nicholas Collett Mabel Alhuson ...... Jane Purcell Directed by Chris Wallis.

9,May,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Dickens Confidential Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens; as the head of a daily paper; would have tackled bringing the news to the masses. 2/4. Darker than you Think By Mike Walker. A serial killer is at large. Chief Correspondent Jack is sent to investigate; but Agnes seems rather more interested in her new beau; a pioneering and seemingly philanthropic doctor; than following the progress of his leads. Dickens ...... Jamie Glover Agnes ...... Jasmine Hyde Jack ...... Freddy White Henry Jenks ...... Nicholas Boulton Inspector Leavett ...... Harry Myers Scottish convict ...... John Dougall London convict ...... Sam Dale Warder ...... Anthony Glennon Directed by Tracey Neale.

10,May,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Violence and the Big Male Voice Alick Rowe's dramatisation of Gwyn Thomas' comic tale of passion; ballroom dancing and male voice choirs; set in South Wales in the 1930s. Marty Moore ...... Jonathan Floyd Ursula Thowley ...... Mali Harries Peveril Pearce ...... Matthew Rhys Handel Hughes ...... Brian Hibbard Willie Silcox ...... Dorien Thomas Lucknow Lewis ...... Russell Gomer

11,May,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Dave; the Dead Lefty By Mervyn Stutter. The surviving members of a radical 1970s theatre group are reunited at the funeral of their former roadie. Old loves are rekindled; old wounds reopened and old secrets exhumed. Muzo ...... Mervyn Stutter Ingrid ...... Stella Forge Topsy ...... Laura Doddington Tim/Vicar ...... Nick Farr Mears/Barman ...... Kenny Blyth Derek ...... Finlay McLean Directed by David Ian Neville.

14,May,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Ugly American Written and performed by Mike Daisey; an American college exchange student in London who is desperate to absorb the British theatrical tradition; but instead falls into shady fringe theatre and an even shadier love affair. With appearances by students from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Directed by Judith Kampfner.

15,May,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Henry's Girls Alan Stafford's reconstruction of the first performance of an English opera. Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas received its premiere at a girls' boarding school in Chelsea in 1689. So why did one of England's most popular composers choose to write his greatest masterpiece for a gaggle of unruly schoolgirls rather than the professional theatre? Henry Purcell ...... Robert Glenister Mrs Purcell ...... Chloe Annett Josias Priest ...... Robert Duncan Mrs Priest ...... Nichola McAuliffe Charlotte's Father ...... Brian Bowles Charlotte ...... Naoko Mori Jenny ...... Catherine Shepherd Molly ...... Butler Directed by Dirk Maggs.

16,May,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Dickens Confidential Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens; as the head of a daily paper; would have tackled bringing the news to the masses. 3/6. High Society By Deborah Davis. Attending the opening of Parliament by the new young Queen Victoria; Dickens finds himself rubbing shoulders with the great and the good; in particular the alluring Lady Kames. Will this elevation compromise his editorial judgment; especially when a scandalous story emerges? Dickens ...... Jamie Glover Jack ...... Freddy White Agnes ...... Jasmine Hyde Lord Henry Kames ...... Robert Bathurst Lady Belinda Kames ...... Juliet Aubrey William Percy ...... Bertie Carvel Robert ...... John Dougall James ...... Sam Dale Mrs Slingsby ...... Melinda Walker Directed by Tracey Neale.

17,May,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Singing Butler Alexis Zegerman and Ron Butlin's dramatisation of the story behind Jack Vettriano's famous image of a man and a woman dancing on a windswept beach; while their butler and maid do their best to shield the pair from the elements. Tom ...... Jon Glover KItty ...... Natasha Little Charles ...... Robert Portal Phyllis ...... Rachel Atkins Directed by Lu Kemp.

18,May,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Poppy Seeds By Rachel McGill. An aid worker in Afghanistan decides that the fight to contain the opium trade is not working and that a fresh approach is needed. She starts buying opium direct from the farmers; ensuring not only that they obtain a fair price for their crop but also that the product is not bought by drug cartels. Katherine ...... Haydn Gwynne Syed ...... Sharif Dorani Jamila ...... Nathalie Armin Emma ...... Lynsey Pow Naseer ...... Jeff Mirza Poet ...... Hemi Yeroham Afghan woman ...... Zolfa Zahedi Directed by Graham Frost.

21,May,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Well; That's One Way of Looking at It Brenda Gilhooly's comedy of self-deception. A wife; a husband and his mistress show just how differently three people can interpret the same situation. Patricia ...... Brenda Gilhooly Jane ...... Olivia Colman John ...... Kevin Eldon Other parts ...... Paul Panting; John Hasler

22,May,2007,Tuesay,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Veldt Adapted from the stage play by Mike Walker; based on Ray Bradbury's classic story. A playroom with special powers draws two children into secret deadly adventures. TV Announcer ...... David Rapkin Peter ...... Michael Wachter Wendy ...... Reyna Shaskan Lydia ...... Jennifer Van Dyck George ...... David Slavin Ms Kim ...... Nancy Wu The Room ...... John Henry Cox David MacLean ...... Richmond Hoxie Directed by Judith Kampfner.

23,May,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Dickens Confidential Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens; as the head of a daily paper; would have tackled bringing the news to the masses. 4/6. Captain Swing By Annie Caulfield. Staying at her father's country residence; Agnes finds herself at the centre of a story when her father's beloved steam plough is destroyed. Dickens begins an investigation but Agnes realises that there is much more at stake than broken and burnt property. Dickens ...... Jamie Glover Agnes ...... Jasmine Hyde Jack ...... Freddy White Patty ...... Jasmine Callan Tom ...... Anthony Glennon Joseph Paxton ...... John Dougall Mrs Drake ...... Ann Beach Directed by David Hunter.

24,May,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00,Play: Red in Tooth and Claw Red in Tooth and Claw By Simon Bovey. A dead sheep on a farm may be an everyday occurrence; but when young Dan finds the body he sets out on a road that leads to family tragedy. Jeff ...... Neil Dudgeon Vince ...... Shaun Dooley Dan ...... Alex Slater Peter ...... John Rowe Doug ...... Philip Fox Directed by Marc Beeby.

25,May,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Laughter of Stafford Girls' High Carol Ann Duffy's amazing and erotic poem tells a story of love and an attack of hysterical laughter which brings a girls' public school to its knees. Read by an all-star cast including Joanna Lumley; Siobhan Redmond; Emily Woof and Alexandra Gilbreath.

28,May,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Keep Your Pantheon David Mamet's comedy of ancient Roman manners. An impoverished actor-manager and his troupe struggle to survive under an absurdly autocratic military regime. Strabo ...... Martin Jarvis Lupus Albus ...... Lloyd Owen Philius ...... Darren Richardson Pelargon ...... Simon Templeman Ramus ...... Morgan Sheppard Quintus Magnus ...... Christopher Neame Titus ...... Kenneth Danziger Servant/1st Centurion/Armourer/Priest ...... Alan Shearman Messenger/2nd Centurion Guard ...... Matthew Wolf Directed by Rosalind Ayres

29,May,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Excluded By Michael Stewart The headmaster of a failing comprehensive is flapping during inspection week. He comes up with a great idea to hide the problem by getting all the bad pupils out of school and into the dales. Unfortunately; the teacher he asks to lead the expedition has enough problems of his own. Nick ...... Leigh Symonds Ashley ...... Mikey North Khalid ...... Sascha Dhawan Becky ...... Lucy-Jo Hudson David ...... Howard Chadwick Directed by Gary Brown

30,May,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Dickens Confidential Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens; as the head of a daily paper; would have tackled bringing the news to the masses. 5/6. Foundry By Mike Walker. Dickens asks Jack to investigate the death of a young boy at an iron foundry. But the story feels uncomfortably close to home for Dickens and he begins to question his motives. He is also still unaware of Agnes's involvement with the paper. Dickens ...... Jamie Glover Agnes ...... Jasmine Hyde Mr Fell ...... Jonathan Keeble Widow ...... Charlie Brooks Billy ...... Harry Eden Joseph Paxton ...... John Dougall Factory Owner ...... Sam Dale Directed by Tracey Neale.

31,May,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Jack's Love By Michael Hastings. Duncan views his teenage son Jack as a loser and good-for-nothing. Jack has got into trouble and spent time in a youth detention centre; but is Duncan himself without blame? With David Troughton; Jane Birtish; Nicholas Holt; Dipika Guha. Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

1,Jun,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Jane and Tom: The Real Pride and Prejudice Elizabeth Lewis's dramatisation; based on letters sent by Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra; tells the story of the author's love for the young Irishman Tom Lefroy.Jane ...... Jasmine Hyde Tom ...... Andrew Scott Mrs Austen ...... Penny Downie Mrs Lefroy ...... Jane Whittenshaw Anne Lefroy ...... Rachel Atkins Cassandra ...... Lynne Seymour John Warren ...... Keiron Self Ellen ...... Manon Edwards Director Celia De Wolff. .

4,Jun,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, How Not to Run a Foreign Policy Political comedy by John Fletcher; set in 1937. Neville Chamberlain is determined to return Britain to her rightful place in the world. However; he needs to come to an accommodation with Hitler and Mussolini; and Anthony Eden is sure to object. Spin doctor Joseph Ball gets to work with a judicious combination of leaks; innuendo and a spot of blackmail involving Guy Burgess.Neville Chamberlain ...... Clive Merrison Joseph Ball ...... Michael Fenton Stevens Guy Burgess ...... Laurence Fox Rex Leeper/Niccoli ...... Richard Dillane Litzi Lady Chamberlain ...... Patience Tomlinson Count Grandi/Reporter ...... David Holt

5,Jun,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Clear Air Turbulence By Dana Fainaru. Mel's idyllic existence is turned upside-down when she suddenly stops sleeping. As the sprawling nights become filled in increasingly risky fashion; a would-be accomplice demands to join in the nocturnal adventures. Mel ...... Tara Fitzgerald Nick ...... Aidan McArdle Stephen ...... David Thorpe Saskia ...... Ashley Madekwe Dad ...... Ian Masters Nurse Tika ...... Sandra James-Young Other parts played by Rachel Bavidge; John Dougall; Jasmine Callan and Anthony Glennon. Directed by Toby Swift.

6,Jun,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Dickens Confidential Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens; as the head of a daily paper; would have tackled bringing the news to the masses. 6/6. Innocence By Mike Walker. Through a chance encounter with a young woman of the night; Dickens embroils the paper in another dangerous investigation. Drawn into the murky world of prostitution and opium; Agnes and Jack encounter a formidable adversary from the past. Dickens ...... Jamie Glover Agnes ...... Jasmine Hyde Jack ...... Freddy White Catherine ...... Charlotte Emmerson Colonel Corbett ...... Clive Swift Pimp ...... Gerard Murphy Hawker ...... Anthony Glennon Directed by David Hunter.

7,Jun,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Looking for Dad By Michael Butt. Charlie's attempts at reconciliation with his estranged father are threatened by his wife's fierce but unexplained hostility to a man whom she has only ever met once in her life. Charlie ...... Henry Goodman Ray ...... Rob Jarvis Juliet ...... Lesley Sharp Matron ...... Richenda Carey Young Ray ...... Jarvis

8,Jun,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, One Foot in the Cuckoo's Nest By Ian Macpherson and Magi Gibson. For more than two decades; Theo Sheridan and his colleague Bill have enjoyed a leisurely existence as the Edinburgh-based correspondents of the Irish Mail. But their comfortable lives are shattered by the arrival of a new editor. Theo ...... Ian Macpherson Bill ...... Sean Scanlan Lotte Swift ...... Siobhan Redmond Sigmund ...... Arnold Brown Doctor ...... Lucy Paterson Directed by David Ian Neville.

11,Jun,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Smoke and Mirrors Paul B Davies's black comedy is based on real events. The Great Kalanag; Adolf Hitler's favourite conjuror; is touring the US during the 50s when he is confronted by his dubious past in Nazi Germany. Has he used the skills of a magician; in particular the techniques of misdirection; to create an illusion of his entire career? Kalanag ...... Geoffrey Durham

12,Jun,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Brought to Book By Joan Bakewell. Lucy has been appointed chair of the Widmerpool Prize for Fiction. She is determined to find the very best novel amid the mountain of submissions. But as both literary and personal pressures grow; can she maintain her high ideals against dreaded compromise? Gervase Crawford ...... Roger Allam Lucy Arbiter ...... Geraldine James Adrian/Josh ...... Robert Bathurst Hugo/Paul ...... Richard Katz Miranda/Millie ...... Colleen Prendergast Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

13,Jun,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, A Man Cut in Slices By Adrian Penketh. Paul Tate goes for a job interview and finds himself on front pages and TV screens across the world. He is unwittingly cast as the symbol of Londoners' defiance in the face of terrorism after an office block is blown up. Paul ...... Raymond Coulthard Andy Salkin ...... John Guerrasio The Man ...... John Dougall Bob Brenner/Caller ...... Colin Stinton Jim O'Grady ...... Tom Clarke-Hill Paul Shapiro ...... Walter Lewis Caroline/Julia Richards ...... Bonnie Engstrom ane ...... Jasmine Callan TV journalist ...... Anthony Glennon Policewoman ...... Rachel Bavidge Directed by Toby Swift.

14,Jun,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Ex Libris By Nicholas McInerny. Oxford lecturer Lavinia Whitelaw dies; leaving everything to her distant relative Jennifer. When she arrives at Lavinia's cottage; Jennifer knows very little about her; but as she begins her search through her belongings she discovers a great deal more than she expects. Jennifer ...... Saskia Reeves Lavinia ...... Janet Maw Gabriel ...... Nick Sayce Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

15,Jun,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Jump Alexis Zegerman's drama is inspired by Event Horizon; Antony Gormley's current exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. Gormley's army of lonely figures stand poised on the edges of buildings across the South Bank. A young free runner; jumping and vaulting his way across his familiar stamping ground; lands face-to-face with one of these iron men. Jack ...... Danny Worters Director Lu Kemp. .

18,Jun,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Murder of My Aunt John Peacock's adaptation of Richard Hull's novel; written in the 1930s. Edward attempts to rid himself of his extremely annoying relation. With Marcia Warren; Adam Godley; Hugh Dickson; Susan Jameson. Director Jane Morgan. .

19,Jun,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Brief Lives Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly; set in a Manchester legal practice. 1/4. When Dee Dee's estranged son is arrested for shoplifting, only his stepfather Frank Twist can come to the rescue. Frank ...... David Schofield DeeDee ...... Denise Welch Ben ...... Kwame Kwei Armah James ...... Mikey North Johnny ...... Andrew Schofield McGregor/Milo ...... Rod Matthew DC Highton ...... James Quinn DC Price ...... Deborah McAndrew .

20,Jun,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Abel's Law Hugh Costello's play is based on the story of Abel Ryder; a prosperous Oxfordshire shopkeeper who in 1875 broke the law and refused to have his child vaccinated against smallpox. His stand led to his arrest; trial and a public uproar that helped change the compulsory vaccination law. The Magistrate ...... James Laurenson Abel Ryder ...... Mark Meadows Sophia Ryder ...... Kate Byers Adelaide Ryder ...... Femke Witney Daniel Burnham of The Times ...... David Leonard Doctor Howard ...... Carl Prekopp Margery Smithson ...... Hayley Doherty Delane; Editor of The Times ...... David Collins Bicester townspeople ...... Kim Hicks; Chris Garner; Amy Clifton Director Jeremy Howe. .

21,Jun,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Curry Tales By Rani Moorthy. Four cooks share their secrets. The stories include mood fusion curries for New Delhi society; a grandmother's legacy in Malaysia; and an accountant's egg curry in London. With Rani Moorthy; Pik-Sen Lim; Rina Mahoney; Liz Sutherland. Director Shabina Aslam. .

22,Jun,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Boy Fathers By Peter Hunter and David Johnson; developed with the Teenage Parents Project in Bristol. Lying in a hospital bed; desperate to recover in time to get to the birth of his child; Richie composes rap lyrics; a soundtrack to his life. Richie ...... Sean Verey Sian ...... Amber Rogers Trevor ...... Chris Harris Marie ...... Louise Howells Maureen ...... Katharine Rogers Mike ...... Russell Bright Kev ...... Chris Green Liam ...... Jonathan Hares Music by Mike Lovell and Shane Winter with Marco Pagnotto. Interviews with members of the Teenage Parents Project; Hartcliffe. Produced and directed by Sara Davies. .

25,Jun,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Female Husband Sheila Hamilton's dramatisation of the true story of Mary Hamilton; who in 1746 was tried and punished by flogging for marrying as a man. She achieved notoriety in a pamphlet published by Henry Fielding. Mary Hamilton ...... Sandi Toksvig Henry Fielding ...... Adam Kotz Mary Price ...... Devon Black John Masters ...... Alan Moore Henry Gould ...... John Telfer Hannah Iredell ...... Alison Reid .

26,Jun,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Brief Lives Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly; set in a Manchester legal practice. 2/4. When new recruit Debbie joins the team; she ruffles more than a few feathers. Frank ...... David Schofield DeeDee ...... Denise Welch Ben ...... Kwame Kwei Armah James ...... Mikey North Sarah ...... Gina Bellman Debbie ...... Emma Atkins Jackie Hargreaves ...... Leanne Best Inspector Bryant ...... Kevin Harvey Music by Carl Harms. Followed by News.

27,Jun,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Daphnis and Chloe By Longus; adapted by Hattie Naylor. The story of two naive young lovers beset by pirates; aided by supernatural forces and the power of love; has been a popular read since it was first translated from the Greek over 500 years ago. Longus ...... Adrian Scarborough Chloe ...... Lyndsey Marshal Daphnis ...... Ben McKay Lamo/Megacles ...... Kim Wall Myrtale/Lycaenium ...... Tracy Wiles Philetas/Dionyosophanes ...... Geoffrey Beevers Love/Astylus ...... Simon Trinder Dryas/Gnatho/Lampis ...... Anthony Glennon Original music by Sarah Moody. Director Jeremy Mortimer. .

28,Jun,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Puzzle Women By Gill Adams. A young woman tracks down the former Stasi man who spied on her and had her father imprisoned. Puzzle Woman ...... Carolyn Pickles Beatrice ...... Gillian Kearney Cloak and Dagger Man ...... Philip Bretherton

29,Jun,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Domino Man of Lancashire Nick Leather's witty look at loneliness; romance and record-breaking features a man; a woman and thousands of dominoes. Arthur ...... Tom Courtenay Annie ...... Denise Welch Pete ...... Craig Cheetham Directed by Polly Thomas.

2,Jul,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Midnight House Jonathan Hall's period ghost story mixing fact and fiction is set in the Welsh tin quarries that housed the nation's treasures during the Second World War. Ian Hanson ...... Roger Morlidge Ruth Paget ...... Caroline John Nigel Collins ...... James Nickerson Specially commissioned music from Christopher Madin. Director Polly Thomas. Followed by News.

3,Jul,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Brief Lives Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly; set in a Manchester legal practice. 3/4. Ben defends a suspected wife beater; to Sarah's annoyance Frank ...... David Schofield DeeDee ...... Denise Welch Ben ...... Kwame Kwei Armah Sarah ...... Gina Bellman Debbie ...... Emma Atkins Scott ...... Mark Chatterton Armstrong/Townsend ...... Jeff Hordley DS Sandra Morgan ...... Becky Hindley Music by Carl Harms. .

4,Jul,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Climb Lance Woodman's drama-documentary follows two competitive cyclists as they face the biggest challenge of their sport; the hill climb. Jazz star Soweto Kinch talks about a similar challenge experienced by musicians as they improvise. Clive ...... John Flitcroft Billy ...... Paul Clarkson .

5,Jul,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, A Shropshire Lad A new setting of A E Housman's famous poem; exploring the fleetingness of love and decay of youth; adapted for radio by Steven Canny. With interviews and contributions from people across Shropshire. Poems performed by Simon Russell Beale. .

6,Jul,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Lawn Wars By Nick Warburton. Alice is a single middle-aged woman devastated after the recent loss of her mother. To fulfil a promise she made to herself on mother's deathbed; Alice takes on a gardener to improve the lawn that helped bond the two women. Alice ...... Anna Calder-Marshall Anthony ...... Richard Johnson Rob ...... Robert Daws .

9,Jul,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, A Regent's Tale by David Pownall. Having endlessly endured his father's refusal to give up the throne; an exasperated Prince of Wales turns to a playwright for some revolutionary advice. Some things never change. Richard Brinsley Sheridan ...... Richard E Grant George Prince of Wales ...... Anthony Glennon Narrator ...... Frances Tomelty George III ...... David Horovitch Edmund Burke ...... Gerard Murphy Willaim Pitt ...... Miche Doherty Mrs Fitzherbert ...... Jasmine Callan Fox ...... Richard Howard Betsey ...... Fo Cullen Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan. .

10,Jul,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Brief Lives Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly; set in a Manchester legal practice. 4/4. Frank gets Debbie out of trouble; but Sarah is unsympathetic. Frank ...... David Schofield DeeDee ...... Denise Welch Ben ...... Kwame Kwei Armah Sarah ...... Gina Bellman Debbie ...... Emma Atkins Doug ...... Rod Matthew Julie ...... Sue Kelly DS Perry ...... David Fleeshman Music by Carl Harms. .

11,Jul,2007,Wednesdy,Radio 4,14:15:00, To Be a Pilgrim By Rachel Joyce. Maureen believes Harold hasn't got up out of the chair since he retired six months ago. But one day he opens a letter and everything changes. Harold ...... Anton Rodgers Maureen ...... Anna Massey Queenie ...... Niamh Cusack .

12,Jul,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Clear Water By Stephen Phelps. In the autumn of 1999; 28-year-old Alan Maclean disappeared from a yacht travelling from the Seychelles to France. This play charts his father's search for the truth. Neil ...... Struan Rodger Dorothy ...... Joanna McCallum Alan ...... Jamie MacPhee Sorel ...... Sam Dale Policeman ...... Richard Attlee David Pearce ...... Ian Masters Medium/Grandma ...... Rachel Atkins .

13,Jul,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The King of Pripyat By Peter Cann and Steve Johnstone. A young nuclear physicist from Sellafield is on an exchange trip to Chernobyl and makes an illicit trip to the evacuated city of Pripyat; which has been deserted for 20 years. Whilst there; he is gripped by the ghostly image of a man on top of a tower block aiming a crossbow. In spite of repeated warnings to stay away; he embarks on a dangerous mission to discover the identity of this mysterious figure. Alex ...... Paul Hilton Tanya ...... Natasha Radski Mykola ...... Boris Isarov Viktor ...... Michael Poole Svetlana ...... Svetlana Payne Directed by Kate Chapman.

16,Jul,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Second Chances Plays about adoption; part of the BBC Family Wanted Campaign. 1/3. The Transfer By Tony Green. Struggling with pressures from all sides; single mum Maggie is finding it difficult to cope; and her young son Brandon is feeling the strain. Brandon ...... Josh Spencer Maggie ...... Christine Tremarco Jimmy ...... Andrew Schofield Karen ...... Suranne Jones Brenda ...... Noreen Kershaw Kerry-Anne ...... Nadia Wand Directed by Nadia Molinari. .

17,Jul,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Second Chances Plays about adoption; part of the BBC Family Wanted Campaign. 2/3. Between By Zosia Wand. Eight-year-old Brandon and his little sister Kerry-Anne have been placed with foster parents while their social worker Karen searches for the right adoptive parents; but is she ready to let go? Brandon ...... Josh Spencer Karen ...... Suranne Jones Mike ...... John McArdle Sonia ...... Siobhan Finneran Niall ...... Paul Hickey Marley ...... Adam Paulden Kerry-Anne ...... Nadia Wand Directed by Nadia Molinari. .

18,Jul,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Second Chances Plays about adoption; part of the BBC Family Wanted Campaign. 3/3. I Ran for Miles By Amanda Dalton. Carol and Stephen want to adopt; but will Stephen's past jeopardise things for them? Brandon ...... Josh Spencer Stephen ...... Paul Copley Carol ...... Olwen May Sonia ...... Siobhan Finneran Niall ...... Paul Hickey Jim ...... David Hargreaves India ...... Victoria Braizer Daniel ...... Graeme Hawley Kerry-Anne ...... Nadia Wand Directed by Nadia Molinari. .

19,Jul,2007,Thurrsday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Excerpt from A Dog's Ear By Kavyasiddhi. Dodging impending fatherhood; Dan has escaped to the beach he used to visit as a child in search of answers. What he finds is himself; aged nine. Dan ...... Michael Begley Danny ...... Aidan Parsons With Original music by Steve Mead. Directed by Nadia Molinari. .

20,Jul,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Elizabeth Lewis' surreal comic parable about the pitfalls of romantic fantasy. Alice is frightened of the reality of marriage to a Welsh asparagus farmer and runs away from her wedding. Still wearing her white dress and veil; she books herself into a Paris hotel to pursue her romantic dreams. Alice Arden ...... Caroline Harker Simone de Beauvoir ...... Ana-Luisa De Cavilla Ieuan the asparagus farmer ...... Iestyn Jones The Ubiquitous Frenchman ...... Richard Elfyn Stallholder ...... Iwan Tudor Genevieve ...... Sheila Ballantine Agnes ...... Alex Alderton Mireille ...... Phyllida Nash Directed by Kate McAll.

23,Jul,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, A Two Pipe Problem By Michael Chaplin. Two inmates in a retirement home for members of the entertainment industry tackle a mystery involving sibling jealousy; a lost ventriloquist's dummy and a spot of ill-judged fire-raising. With Stanley Baxter; Richard Briers; Wendy Richard; Elizabeth Spriggs. .

24,Jul,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Rapture Fiona Shaw reads from Carol Ann Duffy's T S Eliot Prize-winning collection of love poems; adapted for radio by Duffy herself and set to a musical background. .

25,Jul,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Icarus Falling By Jonathan Davidson. Artist Peter Lord; living and working in Cornwall; is no longer interested in his previous successes and seeks to expand his horizons. To the astonishment of his wife and his gallery owner; he takes u

26,Jul,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Amy's Spaghetti Colin Hough's comedy about love; sex; parenthood and dressing up as Sonny and Cher. Newly-widowed Eddie Beattie begins a desperate search for a woman to refill his freezer; wash his socks and help fulfil his dream of winn

27,Jul,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, A Short Ride to Dusseldorf By Janice Okoh. A chance meeting in a job centre offers Alison some easy money. All she has to do is fly to Germany and marry a complete stranger. Alison ...... Katy Cavanagh Friday ...... Steve Toussaint Ch

30,Jul,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Mind Out By Jonathan Myerson. A whole family are undergoing self-help cognitive therapy - without admitting it to each other. But will the therapist inside their head take over their lives? With Lucy Robinson; Philip Jackson; Maggie O'N

31,Jul,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Gertie By Shane Connaughton. When octogenarian Billy Ball wins a cabin cruiser he comes up with a thrilling plan. With the help of his best mate Alf; he decides to take his wife Kathleen home to her native city of Dublin. Holyhead to

1,Aug,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Bringing Eddie Home By John Peacock; based on a true story. In 1965; an East End couple receive a telegram telling them that their soldier son has been killed in Aden. Thus begins a chain of events which will lead to changes in the law;

2,Aug,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Is He Still Breathing? Drama-documentary by Howard Belgard; co-written with Nick Drake; exploring the world of the ambulance call centre. Sunita loves her job; the camaraderie; the humour and the satisfaction of helping people when they n

3,Aug,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Odd By Robert Shearman. Michael Harris feels he has been wasting all his precious words writing commercials. Then at breakfast his wife asks him to pass the spanner. Overnight; every word in the English language seems to have changed its meaning. Soon there is only one person left in the world who understands him - his secretary. Michael ...... Michael Simkins Heather ...... Finty Williams Priscilla ...... Serena Evans Policeman ...... Jon Glover Directed by Rosalind Ayres. .

6,Aug,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Tony's Little Sister and the Paradox of Monasticism David and Caroline Stafford's play tells the story of St Anthony; hermit; ascetic and founder of Christian monasticism; from the point of view of his angry little sister Dious. Anthony ...... Duncan Preston Dious ...... Samantha Spiro Satan ...... Tim McMullan Hilarion ...... Ben Crowe .

7,Aug,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Dinner in the Iguanodon By Chrissie Gittins. On New Year's Eve 1854; twenty-one leading scientists sit down to a sumptuous seven-course banquet; served in the plaster cast mould of a prehistoric beast. They are celebrating the creation of 33 life-size dinosaurs in the new Crystal Palace Park. Mary Anning ...... Suzanna Hamilton Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins ...... Philip Franks Professor Richard Owen ...... Christian Rodska Mrs King ...... Tina Gray Francis Fuller ...... Chris Serle Connie ...... Sarah Counsell Jack ...... Alex Maclaren .

8,Aug,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Kerlogue By Dermot Bolger. Ireland's neutrality during the Second World War comes under question when the crew of a small cargo ship decide to rescue 168 German sailors from the huge swells of the Bay of Biscay. Seamus ...... Frank O'Sullivan Kevin ...... Stephen O'Rourke Captain ...... Owen Roe Eamon ...... Ronan Wilmot Dessie ...... Miche Doherty Lieutenant Krausser...... Erich Redman Muller ...... Stephen Grothgar German Commander ...... Kenneth Collard English Radio Operator ...... Michael Hirons .

9,Aug,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, East Coast Girls Are Hip Comedy by Ian McMillan. What would have happened if Grimsby; rather than Liverpool; had been the cradle of pop music in the 1960s? John ...... Fine Time Fontayne Janice ...... Sue Kelly Tommy ...... Gerard Fletcher Olive ...... Eileen O'Brien Norman ...... David Fleeshman Directed by Gary Brown. .

10,Aug,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Discourse of Two Once Young Women By Jane Beeson. Three old friends from schooldays during the war plan to meet up. Why are the two women so nervous; and what can have changed so radically? Their male friend acts as a conduit but the circumstance of their meeting is something none of them could have anticipated. Daisy ...... Lynn Farleigh Gerald ...... Oliver Ford Davies Ida ...... Eleanor Bron Matt ...... Geoffrey Beevers Mother ...... Ella Smith Young Daisy ...... Anna Lanyon Young Ida ...... Tessa Montague Boy ...... John Cummins Directed by Cherry Cookson. .

13,Aug,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, August Birthdays By Frances Byrnes. On Katherine's 39th birthday; she walks the streets where she grew up and is drawn back to an earlier and more eventful birthday. Young Katherine ...... Lucy Worrall Older Katherine ...... Caroline Small Mrs Fernie ...... Gillian Waugh Mrs Horrax ...... Sue Kelly Mr Cook ...... Geoffrey Wilkinson Mrs Cook ...... Olwen May Miss Lord ...... Rita May Girl ...... Hayley Hunt Directed by Gary Brown. .

14,Aug,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Cut to the Heart Nicola Wilson's play explores the aftermath of an affair. When Ted leaves Alice for her best friend; it takes ten years for the ripples of betrayal to die down. Pete ...... Mark Bonnar Alice ...... Sally Hawkins Claire ...... Anastasia Hille Chloe ...... Georgia Rich Ted ...... Mark Emerson Stuart ...... Richard Dillane Directed by Kirsty Williams. .

15,Aug,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Rumpole and the Reign of Terror A case for John Mortimer's foxy barrister. 1/2. Truth Makes All Things Plain When beautiful Tiffany Khan learns that her husband has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism; she calls on Rumpole immediately. Horace Rumpole ...... Timothy West Hilda Rumpole ...... Prunella Scales Judge Bullingham ...... Christopher Benjamin Tiffany Khan ...... Lily Bevan Sam Ballard ...... Michael Cochrane Bonny Bernard ...... Bruce Alexander Dr Mahmood Khan ...... Shiv Grewal Barrington Whiteside ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Will Timson ...... Ben Crowe Peter Plaistow ...... Christopher Scott Mrs Justice Templett ...... Joanna David Fred Sugden ...... Kim Durham Ian Antrim ...... Nigel Anthony Directed by Marilyn Imrie. .

16,Aug,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Red Elvis The story of Elvis Presley's involvement in the Cold War. Reporter ...... Gerry Northam Elvis ...... Kevin Paul Baines Hoskin ...... John Moraitis Martin Filer ...... Paul Sapin Dr Milton McPhee ...... Garrick Hagon Russian Interviewer ...... Alla Cato Igor Trubnikov ...... Jeffry Wickham Reader ...... John Telfer .

17,Aug,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Dude; Who Stole My Title? Olly Smith stars in his own play about his quest to reclaim an ancient ancestor's title. But he only has 24 hours. Sir Thomas Lennard ...... Ewan Bailey Cosmic Satnav/tannoy ...... Janet Ellis Samuel Pepys ...... John Ramm Seraph ...... David Holt .

20,Aug,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Withered Arm Thomas Hardy's classic short story is a masterful drama of psychological suspense. Dramatised by Louise Doughty; it tells the highly charged tale of two women in the grip of passions beyond their control. With Victoria Hamilton; Susan Jameson; Ewan Bailey; Nick Sayce. Directed by Claudine Toutoungi. .

21,Aug,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Four Steps to Heaven Comedy by Lloyd Peters. Can mild-mannered actor Chris Batty convert to Judaism and win the love of his girlfriend's parents? Chris ...... Graeme Hawley Caroline ...... Julia Rayner Ruth ...... Kate Antony Sid ...... David Fleeshman Rabbi ...... Jonathan Tafler Danny ...... Iddo Goldberg Betty ...... Vanessa Rosenthal Soapy Joe ...... Hamilton Berstock Directed by Gary Brown. .

22,Aug,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Rumpole and the Reign of Terror A case for John Mortimer's foxy barrister. 2/2. The Past Catches up with Us All As he struggles to win justice for his client; Rumpole also becomes embroiled in the mysterious ways of She Who Must Be Obeyed. His marriage; rather like his waistcoat; suddenly appears to be straining at the seams. Horace Rumpole ...... Timothy West Hilda Rumpole ...... Prunella Scales Judge Bullingham ...... Christopher Benjamin Bonny Bernard ...... Bruce Alexander Claude Erskine-Brown ...... Nigel Anthony Dr Mahmood Khan ...... Shiv Grewal Barrington Whiteside ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Will Timson ...... Ben Crowe Peter Plaistow ...... Christopher Scott Fred Sugden ...... Kim Durham Directed by Marilyn Imrie. .

23,Aug,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Abigail Adams By Mark Shand. When Abigail Adams falls off the top of her tower block whilst painting a picture for her parents' anniversary; she comically contemplates her misfit teenage life. Abigail ...... Rebecca Ryan Mum ...... Siobhan Finneran Dad ...... James Quinn Directed by Justine Potter. .

24,Aug,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Once a Friend By Stephen Phelps. John and Leo; inseparable in childhood; meet for the first time in over 30 years. They lost touch soon after being caught on the fringes of a high-profile murder case. Will Leo's need to rake over the past prevent them from rekindling their friendship as adults? John ...... Jamie Foreman Leo ...... Gerard McDermott Young John ...... Joseph Tremain Young Leo ...... Steven Williams Ellie ...... Ella Smith Directed by Toby Swift. Followed by News.

27,Aug,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Waiting for Di By Colin Bytheway. On the eve of Princess Diana's funeral; two unlikely strangers find themselves thrown together as they mourn the loss of someone they never knew. Directed by Celia De Wolff. .

28,Aug,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Making of the English Landscape Jonathan Davidson's play; inspired by the book by WG Hoskins; imagines the feelings of the land through centuries of being ploughed up; deep-mined and built on. Landscape ...... Bill Wallis Mother/Wife/Protester ...... Susan Engel Mollie ...... Eleanor Tremain John/Surveyor ...... David Birrell Father/Husband ...... John Baddeley Bailiff/Security guard ...... David Collins Directed by Tim Dee. .

29,Aug,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Looking for Angels: Left at the Angel Jack Thorne's touching story of how three young boys cope with the death of their friend. They steal his ashes and take them on foot from their South London home to the Angel of the North. Mike ...... Ryan Haywood Aubrey ...... Joslyn Gayle Tobs ...... Myles Taylor Will ...... Gregg Sulkin Pete ...... Perry Millward DI ...... Rachel Bavidge Mary ...... Susan Engel Teacher ...... Jack Thorne .

30,Aug,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Looking for Angels: Otherkin By Laura Wade. Ash is a displaced spirit; an angelic whose phantom wings require her to rip holes in the back of every jumper she owns. Her human body looks quite ordinary but her true form is more beautiful than anything dreamed up by fantasy writers. She meets Neil; a dragon who needs help to unlock his memories. Neil ...... Samuel West Ash ...... Liz White Roger ...... Paul Copley Valerie ...... Susan Jameson Jinn ...... Samantha Spiro Raven ...... Emily Wachter Computer ...... Simon Treves .

31,Aug,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Looking for Angels: Quintessence By Rachel Joyce. A year after the sudden death of her boyfriend; Faith decides to drive down to their favourite place in Devon to scatter his ashes. She stops at five service stations on her nocturnal drive; and at each one an angel tries to help her. With Julie Cox; Trevor Peacock; Trevor Martin; Thelma Barlow; Geoffrey Beavers; Margaret Robertson. .

3,Sep,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Pips Gentle melancholic comedy by Stevie Davies. In a dentist's waiting room in Swansea; one patient is nervous and grieving and another preoccupied with her own fertility. The receptionist waits for the call that could change her life. Professor Gwyn Humphreys - Glyn Houston Mrs Lilian Rhys - Olwen Rees Ceri Jones - Eirlys Bellin Dr Eliza Powell - Siriol Jenkins Aneirin - Luke McAuliffe Magdalena - Ella McAuliffe Mrs Roberts - Helen Griffin Directed by Kate McAll.

4,Sep,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Architects By Chris Dunkley. Howard is coming to the end of an unremarkable career designing houses which all look much the same. He intends to pursue his retirement in similar fashion; exactly like the next man. Then he meets Pat; who has decided that things have to change. Howard - Michael Jayston Emma - Sandra Voe Pat - Karl Johnson Mr Warren/Mick - John Rowe Mrs Warren - Natasha Pyne Policeman/Alan - Ben Lewis Directed by Lu Kemp.

5,Sep,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Elevenses with Twiggy By Simon Farquhar. The 1960s are nearly over and young Jackie Addison is running out of time if he is going to make it south to Swinging London. Twiggy Lawson - Herself Jackie - Barry McGee Joesy - Stephen McGill Morag/Laura Ann - Meg Faragher Father - Iain Macrae Mrs Cowie/Receptionist - Aline Mowat Kenny/Tailor - Jon Glover Samuel Daish/Ritz security man - Simon Day Directed by Rosalind Ayres.

6,Sep,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Radio By Al Smith. While his quixotic father chases the American dream; Charles dreams only of leaving the planet and launching off into space. Charles - Tom Ferguson

7,Sep,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Drowning By Mike Walker. When solicitor Richard Parker gets an anonymous phone call saying that his aunt has died; he has to go to Norfolk to clear her house and arrange the burial. When he arrives; he finds that nothing is as it should be. Richard Parker - Neil Dudgeon Ayeesha - Wendy Baxter Carey - Laurence Bouvard Ryan - David Ralston Merlin - Oliver Ford Davies Corporal - Harry Myers Doc - David Thorpe Removal Man - Stephen Critchlow Dragon - Ben Crowe Guitar music composed and played by Arthur Dick. Directed by Chris Wallis.

10,Sep,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, On the Field By Annie Caulfield. Craig has joined the army to get away from football; but somehow the game has followed him all the way to Basra. Has he got what it takes to be a hero? Craig - Daniel Abelson Mahmoud - Paul Chahidi Limping Ibrahim - Hassan Calaph Padre - Alan Coveney Julie - Sheila Hannon Laundry Ibrahim - Stephan Kalipha Hamilton - Chris New Sergeant Billy - Jonjo O'Neill Dave - Freddy White With Mike Ingham as himself. Directed by Mary Ward-Lowery.

11,Sep,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Harpo Goes to Leningrad Lee Pressman's play is based on the true story of Harpo Marx's 1933 tour of Russia. Misunderstood as a comic; arrested as a terrorist and enlisted as a spy; Harpo finds himself alone in a strange country with only his burly female minder for company. Harpo - Garrick Hagon Woollcott - Philip Voss Bullitt - William Hope Malekinov - Sarah Badel Captain/Vasiliev - Ian Masters Director/Chico - Simon Treves Groucho/Colonel - Keith Drinkel Directed by Celia De Wolff.

12,Sep,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Cold Calling By Lynne Truss. Daniella; Ryan and Raman are about to start another shift working in a call centre. They will have to deal with a range of demanding callers. Before the day is through; they will have experienced something totally unexpected. With Jason Hughes; Katy Murphy; Kulvinder Ghir. Directed by Karen Rose.

13,Sep,2007,THursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Feather By Rachel Joyce. Fern believes in magic; Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy. She is collecting feathers because they can make wishes come true; and Fern has a very big and important wish. Fern - Maisie Cowell Lucy - Claire Price Flyn - Shaun Dooley Lloyd - Jot Davies Grandma - Richenda Carey Sam - Rachel Bavidge Cayleigh - Morgan Gayle Directed by Tracey Neale.

14,Sep,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Dreaming in English By John Godber and Jane Thornton. Since emigrating from Poland; Magda has made a good life for herself in Hull. But now her brother is coming to stay and she faces problems. Dan - Robert Angell Priest/Jim - David Barrass Raf - Rad Kaim Magda - Natasha Radski Suzie - Amy Thompson Woman - Jane Thornton Directed by Mary Ward-Lowery.

17,Sep,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Captain Corelli's Mandolin Katie Hims's dramatisation of Louis de Bernieres's best-selling novel. 1/4. A Pea in the Ear On the Greek island of Cephallonia; the pastoral bliss of Pelagia and her father Dr Iannis is about to be changed irrevocably by war. A young Italian soldier recounts a desperate tale of love and heroism. Pelagia - Celia Meiras Dr Iannis - Stephen Greif Narrator - Tom Goodman-Hill Carlo - Anthony Psaila Mandras - Chris Pavlo Velisarios - Alexi Kaye Campbell Father Arsenios - Alex Zorbas Lemoni - Ania Gordon Francesco's Mother - Liza Sadovy Stamatis - Sean Baker Mandolin music composed and performed by Alison Stephens. Directed by David Hunter.

18,Sep,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Captain Corelli's Mandolin Katie Hims's dramatisation of Louis de Bernieres's best-selling novel. 2/4. Invasion of the Italians Pelagia has written more than 100 letters to her fisherman fiance Mandras; who is fighting in the Greek army; but she has had no reply. Pelagia - Celia Meiras Dr Iannis - Stephen Greif Corelli - Daniel Philpott Narrator - Tom Goodman-Hill Carlo - Anthony Psaila Mandras - Chris Pavlo Velisarios - Alexi Kaye Campbell Father Arsenios - Alex Zorbas Lemoni - Ania Gordon Drosoula - Anna Savva Hector - Nitin Ganatra Officer - Simon Treves Mandolin music composed and performed by Alison Stephens. Directed by David Hunter.

19,Sep,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Captain Corelli's Mandolin Katie Hims's dramatisation of Louis de Bernieres's best-selling novel. 3/4. Looking for Snails Pelagia has fallen for the charming Captain Corelli; but he is technically the enemy. She is still engaged to Mandras; who is away fighting for the resistance movement. Pelagia - Celia Meiras Dr Iannis - Stephen Greif Corelli - Daniel Philpott Narrator - Tom Goodman-Hill Carlo - Anthony Psaila Mandras - Chris Pavlo Velisarios - Alexi Kaye Campbell Father Arsenios - Alex Zorbas Lemoni - Ania Gordon Drosoula - Anna Savva Bunnios - Jonathan Keeble Weber - John Dougall Alekos - Sam Dale Major - Simon Treves Mandolin music composed and performed by Alison Stephens. Directed by David Hunter.

20,Sep,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Captain Corelli's Mandolin Katie Hims's dramatisation of Louis de Bernieres's best-selling novel. 4/4. Earthquake After an extraordinary act of heroism; Corelli makes a slow recovery. Two generations pass before resolution comes. Pelagia - Celia Meiras Older Pelagia - Mia Soteriou Dr Iannis - Stephen Greif Corelli - Daniel Philpott Older Corelli - Sean Baker Narrator - Tom Goodman-Hill Mandras - Chris Pavlo Velisarios - Alexi Kaye Campbell Father Arsenios - Alex Zorbas Young Antonia - Ania Gordon Antonia - Faye Castelow Drosoula - Anna Savva Bunnios - Jonathan Keeble Young Iannis - Thomas Brown-Lowe Major - Simon Treves Soldiers - Jot Davies; John Dougall Mandolin music composed and performed by Alison Stephens. Directed by David Hunter.

21,Sep,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Alf Said I Was Great By Colin Shindler. Len Farley didn't quite make Alf Ramsey's 1966 World Cup squad; but is proud of his distinguished league career. He is less than impressed with today's pampered breed of footballer; including his son Will; who seems more interested in property development than the beautiful game. Len - David Hargreaves Will - Ben Crowe Sally - Emily Chennery Gary - Peter Meakin Miss Weatherby - Jilly Bond Commentator - Kim Wall Alan Green - Himself Newsreader - Sue Beardsmore Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

24,Sep,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Jimmy's Letters Andrew Sherlock's play is based on the true story of his parents' courtship; charted through Audrey's reminiscences and Jimmy's letters from Korea; where he was serving in the early 1950s. Jimmy ...... Andy Pointon Audrey ...... Gillian Kearney Evelyn ...... Elizabeth Estensen Marie ...... Laura Molyneux Pat ...... John Dougall Marzy ...... Katy Cavanagh Dennis ...... Sam Pamphilon Jean Metcalfe ...... Joannah Tincey Directed by Jessica Dromgoole. Followed by News

25,Sep,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, In Search of Oldton Tim Wright's search for a town that disappeared off the map and a life that never made it into the digital age. Narrator ...... David Ryall Tim ...... Jonathan Cullen Directed by Pam Marshall.

26,Sep,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Suing Mr Spargo By Christopher William Hill. When a student gets abysmal A-level results; her parents attempt to sue her school. But who is really to blame? Mike Spargo ...... Geoffrey Hutchings Connie Young ...... Penelope Wilton Harry Kitto ...... Philip Jackson Gwen Kitto ...... Sylvestra Le Touzel Harriet Kitto ...... Joannah Tincey Kevin Childs ...... Sam Pamphilon Colin Barnes ...... Simon Treves

27,Sep,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, God Blind Me Sarah Daniels's play depicts the relationship between a teacher of Braille and an imprisoned child abuser. Frances ...... Penelope Wilton Colin ...... Ian Hogg Dave ...... Ron Cook Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

28,Sep,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, A Coup Annie Caulfield's play is based on a true memoir by Bruce Chatwin; caught up in a revolution as the small African republic of Benin erupts into chaos. Bruce Chatwin ...... James Purefoy Colonel ...... Ben Onwikwe Commander ...... Mo Sesay Amazon Colonel ...... Clare Perkins Domingo ...... Christopher Simpson Consul ...... Ben Onwukwe Jacques ...... Olivier Breuils Young soldier ...... Christopher Simpson Driver ...... Aryon Bakare Directed by Marina Caldarone.

1,Oct,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Man Who Built Tunnels Natalia Power's haunting tale of unrequited love. The 79-year-old Duke of Portland receives a visitation from a once famous opera singer. Duke ...... Alec McCowen Adelaide ...... Emma Fielding John Hargreaves ...... Anthony Glennon Lodge keeper ...... Stephen Critchlow Wheatley ...... Kim Wall Maisie ...... Ella Smith Directed by Martin Jenkins.

2,Oct,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Man of Steel Frances Byrnes's drama; set in Sheffield in 1982; is based on her own experience and that of her father and many of his friends as their lives are wrecked by redundancy. A job advertisement appears in the local paper. Joe ...... Don Wycherley Moira ..... Polly Hemmingway Marie ...... Lindsey Fawcett Mick Bluff ...... Brendan Charleson Mr Winter ...... Richard Nicholls Roger ...... Matt Green Directed by Kate McAll.

3,Oct,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Hard Road By Simon Vinnicombe. Bradley is a young man setting out on an adventure. Struggling both at school and at home; he decides he has to get away and chooses the place where he used to holiday with his mum. But travelling is never that easy. Mary ...... Laura Elphinstone Bradley ...... Joe Prospero John ...... Kenneth Cranham Linda ...... Marion Bailey Jane ...... Karren Winchester Councillor ...... Liza Sadovy

4,Oct,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Conversation Dramatic reconstruction of a conversation between Trevor Friedman and Roman Halter; whose fathers were Jewish slave labourers in Poland and then Germany. Trevor knew almost nothing of his father's extraordinary story until 24 years after his death. With Harry Towb; Jonathan Tafler. Directed by Toby Swift.

5,Oct,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Sparkle Comedy by Colin Hough. Fiftysomething TV presenter Evelyn Sparkle is afraid of losing both her job and her husband to glamorous young co-presenter Tina Shine. But her outlook changes dramatically with the arrival of a suave Frenchman called Michel. Evelyn ...... Monica Gibb Michel ...... Robin Laing Marcus ...... Mark McDonnell Tina ...... Gayanne Potter Geoff ...... Terry Wale Ruby ...... Eileen McCallum Directed by David Jackson Young.

8,Oct,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Windscale Paul Dodgson's play; based on Britain's worst nuclear accident in October 1957 - researched from government documents and interviews with surviving staff from the plant. 1/2. Accident Although the extent of the disaster was hushed up by the government; Richard; a young worker at the plant; knows what really happened. Camilla ...... Nicola Stephenson Young Camilla ...... Jessica Pearson Richard ...... Ben Crowe Fran ...... Susan Cookson Eddie ...... Gerard Kearns Directed by Sara Davies.

9,Oct,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Windscale Paul Dodgson's two-part play is based on Britain's worst nuclear accident in October 1957; researched from government documents and from interviews with surviving staff from the plant. 2/2. After Thirty years after the fire at the Windscale nuclear plant; Camilla; who is now 42; reads about some of the official documents which have been released. She starts to make some significant and deeply disturbing connections. Camilla ...... Nicola Stephenson Richard ...... Ben Crowe Fran ...... Susan Cookson Stuart ...... Chris Garner Andrew ...... Jake Wilson-Wainwright Directed by Sara Davies.

10,Oct,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, House Rules By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Burnt-out gambler Spike just wants a quiet life. But when his own son comes to him with a proposition for one last big stakes game; how can he refuse? Spike ...... Jamie Foreman Harry ...... Roy Marsden Jack ...... Stuart McLoughlin Donal ...... Christopher Fox Monique ...... Tracy Wiles Lance/Edward ...... Kim Wall Directed by Marc Beeby.

11,Oct,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Sex after Death By Mark Lawson. Pippa wants a baby. But when her husband proves unable to help; she determines to access the sperm of a deceased former boyfriend. But his mother has other ideas. Pippa Harrington ...... Emma Fielding Miriam Cooper ...... Maureen Lipman Andrew Harrington ...... John Dougall Richard Cooper ...... Simon Treves GP ...... Ben Onwukwe Grace ...... Katy Cavanagh TV Interviewer ...... Liza Sadovy Chief Judge ...... Peter Marinker Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

12,Oct,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Darling Alicia The story of a relationship which began by correspondence; based on 160 unpublished letters from the 1960s. With Celia Meiras; Carl Prekopp.

15,Oct,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Belongings By Dominique Moloney. Two brothers breaking and entering face an awkward dilemma when they find the wife of their intended victim dead; with a suicide note by her side. Michael ...... Conleth Hill Gerry ...... Nick Danan Audrey ...... Cathy Belton Carl ...... Mark Lambert Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

16,Oct,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Mothercloud By Martin Jonols; translated from Swedish by Angela Adegren. When his partner leaves him; Daniel turns to beer; Nietzsche and coaching the school football team. Then Tanya teaches him to drive. Daniel ...... Reece Dinsdale Mia ...... Maxine Burth Tanya ...... Katherine Dow Blyton

17,Oct,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Hiraeth in Hughesovka Colin Thomas's drama documentary is set in the steel town of Hughesovka; established in the Ukraine in the 1870s by Welsh capitalist John Hughes and initially mainly populated by Welsh miners and steelmen. Played out to a documentary background of letters and journals written by real inhabitants of Hughesovka; the story follows a romance that develops between a young Welsh miner and a Ukrainian girl. David Protheroe ...... Alun Saunders Anna Penkova ...... Olga Fedori Gwyn Evans ...... Richard Harrington Nikita Khrushchev ...... Greg Jeloudov Porter/steelworker ...... Jeffry Wickham Readers: Lynda Paterson; Bill Waters; Val Wood; Alexander Velichko; Paul B Davies. Directed by Sara Davies.

18,Oct,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, A Field of Hay Gillian Clarke's play is a poetic celebration of rural summertime; set against the revelation of a family secret; previously concealed by respectability; religion and embarrassment. The Field ...... Fiona Shaw Dafydd Evans ...... Oliver Ryan Sue ...... Mali Harries Annie Evans ...... Margaret John Postman ...... Morgan Hopkins Directed by Kate McAll.

19,Oct,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Annapurna By Jod Mitchell. Tension mounts as a young English couple trek their way across a treacherous Himalayan mountain range and realise that a mysterious Nepali is stalking them; getting closer by the day. Tim ...... Ben Crowe Emma ...... Clare Corbett Sher; Krishna ...... Padam Chhetri Director Conor Lennon.

22,Oct,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Me and My Man Comedy by Bettina Gracias. Odd couple Lal and Paul run their own dry-cleaning shop. The path to true love is littered with obstacles including age difference; guilt; cultural chasms and etymology. Lal ...... Renu Setna Paul ...... Raji James Father Pete ...... Ioan Meredith Taxi Driver ...... Kim Wall Receptionist ...... Tracy Wiles Directed by David Hunter. .

23,Oct,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, An Interlude of Men By Lesley Bruce. Bren and Hilly have been lifelong friends; so when Hilly breaks her wrist Bren comes to help. They both anticipate the pleasure of long days together comfortably trashing the years they were apart; but their friendship is not that simple. Bren ...... Deborah Findlay Hilly ...... Barbara Flynn Directed by Steven Canny. .

24,Oct,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Tank Man Julia Stoneham's play tells the remarkable story of Ken Small; a hairdresser from Hull who settled in South Devon and became dedicated to the creation of a permanent memorial to the victims of Exercise Tiger; one of the worst fiascos in the Second World War. Ken Small ...... Shaun Prendergast Devonian woman ...... Stephanie Cole Devonian man ...... Bill Wallis With William Hope; Laurence Bouvard; Mark Meadows; Martin T Sherman; Jacob Gaffney; Steven Beckingham; Peter Brooke. .

25,Oct,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Cut Me and I Bleed Elvis By Louise Wallinger. Sarah has 48 hours before she has to give up her favourite pastime of collecting voices on tape. A promise to her sister and an agreement with her therapist propel her on a quest around the country to meet other collectors. Sarah ...... Jo McInnes Michael ...... James Fleet Alison ...... Emma Amos Mum ...... Ann Beach Sharon ...... Susan Jameson Singing girls ...... Anna Powell; Rebecca Dadey Directed by Pam Marshall. .

26,Oct,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Darkness By D J Britton. After a breakdown brought on by a tour of duty in Iraq; surgeon Dan Walsh has taken up a medical research post looking into the effect that isolation and lack of visual stimuli have on the way we think and function. When he learns that he has inherited macular degeneration from his mother; Dan decides that he needs to know what living in the dark is going to be like. Dan ...... Steffan Rhodri Caroline ...... Beth Chalmers Mike ...... Simon Ludders Steve ...... Nathan Sussex Dry Cleaning Asst ...... Dick Bradnum Reporter ...... Claire Cage Directed by Kate McAll. .

29,Oct,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Ted Hughes Letters Novelist Jane Feaver introduces a selection of previously unheard letters from the late Poet Laureate; written to family; friends; academics; children and fellow writers. Read by Richard Armitage. .

30,Oct,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Like Listening to Springsteen By Harriet O'Carroll. Caro's last day of carefree happiness was at a Bruce Springsteen concert. But when her waters broke; she little expected it to mean a lifetime caring for a brain-damaged child. Caro ...... Cathy Belton Mimi ...... Sarah Dillon Elise ...... Stella McCusker Steve ...... Miche Doherty Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan. .

31,Oct,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Hands By Courttia Newland. Anissa Marie struggles to claim her ancestral gift; the power to heal with her hands. Anissa Marie ...... Seroca Davies Milan ...... Michael Obioro Kavita Madhabuti ...... Pooja Ghai Mum ...... Nadine Marshall Dad ...... Neil Reidman Jackie ...... Ayesha Antoine Directed by Shabina Aslam. .

1,Nov,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Woman from the North By Bernard MacLaverty. Cassie has never sat an exam in her life but now finds herself facing a life-changing assessment and the prospect of residential care. What must she do to pass and return to her own home? Cassie ...... Doreen Keogh Gerard ...... Kieran Lagan Christopher ...... Sean Campion Hairdresser/Doctor ...... Miche Doherty Nurse/Dinner Lady ...... Jo Donnelly Directed by Heather Larmour. .

2,Nov,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Darkness By D J Britton. After a breakdown brought on by a tour of duty in Iraq; surgeon Dan Walsh has taken up a medical research post looking into the effect that isolation and lack of visual stimuli have on the way we think and function. When he learns that he has inherited macular degeneration from his mother; Dan decides that he needs to know what living in the dark is going to be like. Dan ...... Steffan Rhodri Caroline ...... Beth Chalmers Mike ...... Simon Ludders Steve ...... Nathan Sussex Dry Cleaning Asst ...... Dick Bradnum Reporter ...... Claire Cage Directed by Kate McAll. .

5,Nov,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Solo behind the Iron Curtain Tracy Spottiswoode's thriller is based on real events in 1968. Actor Robert Vaughn; famous at the time as TV spy Napoleon Solo; is making a movie in Prague with several other Hollywood stars. Filming stops abruptly; however; when Russian tanks roll into Czechoslovakia. Cast and crew find themselves trapped. The Man from UNCLE must find a way to escape; and quickly. Robert Vaughn ...... Himself Pepsi ...... Vesna Stanojevic George Segal ...... Robert Glenister Ben Gazzara ...... John Guerrasio Bradford Dillman ...... Richard Laing David Wolper ...... Garrick Hagon Honzo ...... Robert Luckay Sadovsky ...... Rad Lazar Directed by Kate McAll. Followed by News.

6,Nov,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Reunion By Chris Thorpe. A man visits a massage parlour for the first time. He chooses a location well away from his own area; where the chances of his being recognised by anyone he knows are very slight. Graham ...... Reece Dinsdale Amy ...... Elianne Byrne

7,Nov,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Lost Boys of Africa The interwoven stories of Californian builder Billy Scherer and Kenyan street kid Lulu; whose worlds come together through a charity project for slum children in Nairobi. Billy has been brought in as Lulu's music mentor; but it gradually becomes unclear who is mentoring whom. Lemn Sissay narrates this true story about hope; determination and the power of music.

8,Nov,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Memorials to the Missing Stephen Wyatt's play follows moves during the First World War to establish an Imperial War Graves Commission to record the graves of those killed in action. Fabian Ware ...... Anton Lesser Edwin Lutyens ...... Michael Maloney Macready ...... Keith Drinkel Florence Cecil ...... Theresa Gallagher Alice/nurse ...... Sophie Roberts Soldiers ...... Karl Davies; Alex Wyndham; Ben Crowe Directed by Martin Jenkins.

9,Nov,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Birdwoman of Bognor Sarah Daniels' play is set on the afternoon of the annual Birdman of Bognor competition held on the pier. Three people find themselves watching or participating; for different reasons. Anne ...... Marcia Warren Kath ...... Emma Fielding Ron ...... Philip Jackson Directed by Gordon House.

12,Nov,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Blue Room Georges Simenon's classic crime story; dramatised by Ronald Frame. A couple's adulterous meetings in a hotel room lead to a double murder in rural France. Tony Falcone ...... Nick Underwood Andree Despierre ...... Lucy Paterson Judge Diem ...... Richard Greenwood Police Inspector ...... Nick Farr

13,Nov,2007,Teusday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Messages to a Submariner By Nick Walker. Deep below the ocean; two submariners are desperate to make a timely return home. Jerry wants to see his baby being born and Brian is hoping his marriage can survive. But on dry land; Janine thinks her pregnancy is too quiet and Cath is ignoring the urgent knocking on her front door. Brian ...... Laurence Saunders Jerry ...... Harry Myers Cath ...... Emma Pallant Janine ...... Deborah McAndrew The Investigator ...... Ben Onwukwe Music by Derek Nisbet. Accordion played by Karen Street. Directed by Kate Chapman.

14,Nov,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Love Contract Dark comedy by Mike Bartlett. Many companies ask staff to declare their office love affairs to guard against break-up fallout. Emma battles to hang on to her dignity in a series of increasingly bizarre interviews with her manager. Emma ...... Claire Rushbrook Manager ...... Ellie Haddington Directed by Claire Grove.

15,Nov,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Take-Away Series of comedy dramas depicting the history of a fast food shop in Leeds. 1/5. Goodbye Mr Gherkin By Lloyd Peters. The chip shop is currently run by Poles. Ailing Uncle Victor's nephew's wife can't stand him; but she refuses to say why. Victor ...... Stuart Richman Antosz ...... Jonathan Tafler Zita ...... Szilvi Naray Davey Jan ...... Rad Kaim Martha ...... Kay Purcell Alex ...... Dermot Daly Stefan ...... Matt McGuirk Nurse ...... Lisa Moore Directed by Gary Brown.

16,Nov,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Black Out By Damian Barr and Laura Lockington. Dan and Lucy are about to compete for the same job. They are also in total denial about a recent one-night stand. Then they get stuck in a lift together. Can things get any worse? Dan ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt Lucy ...... Nicola Walker Presenter ...... David Holt Taxi driver 1 ...... Stephen Critchlow Taxi driver 2 ...... Shiv Grewal

19,Nov,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, By Catherine Shepherd. Eve has come to India following the recent death of her parents. While everyone around her is seeking enlightenment; she is only concerned with obtaining a legal document which will allow probate on her parents' estate to be granted. Vivanti ...... Anna Carteret Eve ...... Madelaine Brolly Piturbaba ...... Jack Shepherd Xavier ...... Ben Lewis Mette ...... Catherine Shepherd Daniel ...... Paddy Anderson Directed by Lu Kemp.

20,Nov,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, A City Full of Swindlers By Jenny Howarth. Cassandra Austen narrates the shocking story of her aunt's arrest and imprisonment for stealing a piece of lace; a story which reveals Georgian Bath to be a far less decorous place than it appears in her sister Jane's novels.

21,Nov,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Stardust: A Love Story Narrative drama about particle physics by Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis; observing a day in the life of a young woman who lives in a flat in Cardiff. As Stella hurtles through her singular day towards the possibility of love; she scarcely dreams that the journey began nearly 14 million years ago. Narrator ...... Dorian Thomas Stella ...... Eirlys Bellin Daniel ...... Aled Pugh Tango teacher ...... Bethan Morgan Directed by Kate McAll.

22,Nov,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Take-Away Series of comedy dramas depicting the history of a fast food shop in Leeds. 2/5. Patty's Patties By Leah Chillery. Patty comes back from Jamaica in 1988 to find her son Everall has changed his hairstyle and his religion. Patty ...... Yvonne Brewster Jeff ...... Bernard Wrigley Everall ...... Daniel Poyser Pastor Andrews ...... Vincent Davies Dahveed ...... Trevor Dwyer-Lynch Aiyesha ...... Danielle Henry Koffi ...... Marcus Hercules Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

23,Nov,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Umbrella By Lavinia Greenlaw. Will and Iris are a busy professional couple; married for ten years and still in love. Or so they think until; in the middle of the wettest summer they can remember; the Perfect Stranger comes into their lives. The Stranger ...... Adjoa Andoh Iris ...... Lynne Seymour Will ...... Steffan Rhodri Patient ...... Richard Elfyn Iris's Assistants ...... Eiry Thomas/Caitlin Richards

26,Nov,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Horst Buchholz and Other Stories By Matthew Wilkie. George is desperate for his team to win the pub quiz. He has bet a large sum of money; which he doesn't have; that they will do so. But the rest of the team have more pressing problems. George ...... Sean Baker Tim ...... Carl Prekopp Jules ...... Samantha Spiro Rich ...... Nicholas Boulton Quizmaster ...... Philip Jackson .

27,Nov,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, University of Lies By Peter Kesterton. Emma is a well-off university student rather bored by her studies. She meets Andy; who works in a bar but has an exciting and dangerous past in the army in Iraq. When he suggests things are not as they seem; Emma is frightened but intrigued. Emma ...... Jasmine Hyde Andy ...... Carl Prekopp Dr Wood ...... Jilly Bond With Charlotte Ellis and Tom Sherman. Directed by Tim Dee. .

28,Nov,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Sensitive Alastair Jessiman's second play about a psychic who uses his gifts to help police investigations. Thomas Soutar discovers some unsettling connections between his own uncle's past and the murder of a young boy. Thomas ...... Robin Laing Mrs Soutar ...... Sheila Donald Uncle Rory ...... Michael Mackenzie Murdo Lawson ...... Alec Heggie Dr Caldwell ...... John Shedden Mark Bukowski ...... Finlay Welsh Inspector Crawford ...... Simon Tait Thomas as a boy ...... William Barlow Directed by David Jackson Young. .

29,Nov,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Take-Away Series of comedy dramas depicting the history of a fast food shop in Leeds. 3/5. If You Can't Stand the Heat By Tajinder Singh Hayer. It is 1979 and Harpal can't wait to pack his parents off on holiday. Surjit ...... Kulvinder Ghir Maninder ...... Shobna Gulati Harpal ...... Sacha Dhawan Des ...... Reece Noi Monique ...... Rhea Bailey Paul ...... Parvez Qadir Directed by Gary Brown. .

30,Nov,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Tyger Hunt Lavinia Murray's play imagines a surreal day in the life of the young William Blake. With a runaway tiger on the loose; William is out with his sketch pad to capture the magic of a truly enchanting and extraordinary afternoon. William ...... Barney Clark Mrs Blake/Mary Capper/Smock race runner ...... Pippa Haywood Mr Blake/Broadsheet yeller/Innkeeper ...... David Fleeshman Tol Tiddle Doll/Matchsyick seller ....... Jonathan Keeble Ann Capper/Corncutter ...... Kathryn Hunt Dog/Drunk/Bellows mender ...... Seamus O'Neill Music consultant: Philip Tagney. Directed by Pauline Harris. .

3,Dec,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Kepler's Mum's a Witch By Stephen Sharkey. 17th-century German astronomer Johannes Kepler is appalled when his loud and annoying mother is accused of witchcraft. He has to defend her while trying not to get so wound up that he kills her himself. Johannes Kepler ...... Simon Treves Kepler's Mum ...... Ann Beach Heinrich Kepler ...... Ben Crowe Christoph Kepler ...... John Dougall Hitzler ...... Ben Onwukwe Ursula Reinbold ...... Susan Jameson Haller ...... Rachel Atkins Vice Chancellor ...... Peter Marinker .

4,Dec,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Boniface and Me By Gillian Plowman. A recently widowed woman begins to write to an African child. The correspondence soon extends to his whole family and the teacher at his makeshift school. Despite the fact that they request her financial help; she finds more love and support from their friendship than she does from her own materialistic children. Nell Porter ...... Harriet Walter Boniface Katambo ...... Jude Akuwudike Enock ...... Tonderai Munyevu Tawanda ...... Denver Isaac Wilson ...... Denton Chikura Portia ...... Dinae Findlay Pertunia ...... Gracy Goldman Directed by Annie Castledine. .

5,Dec,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, My Blue Wedding Written and directed by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. Graham Slater thinks he may be having a nervous breakdown; possibly because his imaginary friend is insisting that Graham helps him choose a wife. Graham ...... Michael Maloney Griselda ...... Emma Amos Dottie ...... Phyllida Law Laz ...... Toby Longworth Indigo ...... Philip Philmar Lavender ...... Helen Baker Pearl ...... Polly Frame .

6,Dec,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Take-Away Series of comedy dramas depicting the history of a fast food shop in Leeds. 4/5. Ciao Chapeltown By Sharon Oakes. It is 1953 and Vito is expecting his mother from Italy for the coronation celebrations. So why is he dreading her visit? Eileen ...... Sue Kelly Gianni ...... Joseph Alessi Caterina ...... Flaminia Cinque George ...... Russell Dixon Vito ...... Andonis James Anthony Fred ...... Seamus O'Neill Directed by Gary Brown. .

7,Dec,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Eight Frames a Second Gary Bleasdale's play focuses on a pivotal week in the life of William Friese-Greene; a pioneer in the field of motion pictures who is believed by some to be the inventor of cinematography. With Nick Sidi; Juliet Aubrey; Mark Straker; Olivier Breuils.

10,Dec,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Chameleon Comedy thriller by Vicky Meer. Mo is being relocated under a witness protection scheme; his previous identity totally eradicated. How will a Porsche-driving London drug dealer adapt to life as a vegetarian postman living in a former council semi in Gretna? Mo ...... Navin Chowdhry Vadim Andreyev ...... Serge Soric Charles ...... James Quinn Shahanah ...... Thushani Weerasekera Donna Marie ...... Hilary MacLean Jimmy ...... Glenn Cunningham Svetlana/MrsC ...... Christine Brennan Directed by Sue Roberts.

11,Dec,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, To Be a Pilgrim By Rachel Joyce. Maureen believes Harold hasn't got up out of the chair since he retired six months ago. But one day he opens a letter and everything changes. Harold ...... Anton Rodgers Maureen ...... Anna Massey Queenie ...... Niamh Cusack

12,Dec,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The McKinnon Extradition John Fletcher's play tells the true story of Gary McKinnon; a British citizen who is fighting extradition to the US on suspicion of hacking into government computers. Directed by Pete Atkin.

13,Dec,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Take-Away Series of comedy dramas depicting the history of a fast food shop in Leeds. 5/5. Bitter Batter By Gary Brown. In 1936; the business is run by a Jewish family. Melvyn's batter is limp and lifeless until a stranger arrives with a new recipe. Narrator ...... Stephen Greif Melvyn ...... David Fleeshman Malcolm ...... Jeff Hordley Jean ...... Olwyn May Bobby ...... Vanessa Rosenthal Rachel ...... Julia Rayner Harvey ...... Richard Jackson Rabbi ...... Lloyd Peters Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

14,Dec,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, The Doppler Effect By Sheila Goff. Six characters; each having their own concerns as Christmas approaches; are linked by their reactions to an unexpected urban incident which threatens to expose their particular secret. With Laura Molyneux; Alex Lanipekun; Joannah Tincey; Sam Pamphilon; Anna Bengo; Lloyd Thomas. Directed by David Hunter. Followed by News

17,Dec,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Witness: Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke Series by Nick Warburton imagining the story of Jesus through the eyes of those who witnessed it. 1/5. The Lake The Lake means everything to Peter and Andrew. How could they leave it behind? Jesus ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Peter ...... Peter Firth Andrew ...... Paul Copley Baptist ...... Stephen Greif Elder ...... Sam Dale Possessed man ...... John Lloyd Fillingham John ...... Simon Treves Woman ...... Laura Molyneux Tempter ...... Peter Marinker Directed by Jonquil Panting.

18,Dec,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Witness: Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke Series by Nick Warburton imagining the story of Jesus through the eyes of those who witnessed it. 2/5. Outsiders Jesus's revolutionary teaching is gathering more and more followers. But the more he embraces the outcasts; the more he challenges the authorities. Jesus ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Peter ...... Peter Firth Andrew ...... Paul Copley Judas ...... Paul Hilton Woman ...... Maxine Peake Magdalene ...... Lorraine Ashbourne Joanna ...... Rachel Atkins Simon ...... Peter Marinker Friend of the sick man ...... Ben Crowe Child ...... Poppy Friar Directed by Jonquil Panting.

19,Dec,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Witness: Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke Series by Nick Warburton imagining the story of Jesus through the eyes of those who witnessed it. 3/5. Jerusalem The Galileans make the long journey south to the heart of their nation. But their triumphant arrival is fraught with danger and betrayal. Jesus ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Peter ...... Peter Firth Judas ...... Paul Hilton Caiaphas ...... Robin Soans Rich man ...... Simon Treves Pharisee ...... Alex Lanipekun Martha ...... Joannah Tincey Zacchaeus ...... Sam Dale Tempter ...... Peter Marinker Woman ...... Anna Bengo Lawyer ...... Sam Pamphilon Child ...... Skye Bennett Directed by Jonquil Panting.

20,Dec,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Witness: Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke Series by Nick Warburton imagining the story of Jesus through the eyes of those who witnessed it. 4/5. Tested The arrest of Jesus will test the faith; heart and courage of everyone who plays a part in what will follow. Jesus ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Peter ...... Peter Firth Judas ...... Paul Hilton Caiaphas ...... Robin Soans Pilate ...... Colin Stinton Mary ...... Penelope Wilton Baker ...... Ben Crowe Centurion ...... Peter Marinker Girl ...... Anna Bengo Guard ...... Lloyd Thomas Directed by Jonquil Panting.

21,Dec,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Witness: Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke Series by Nick Warburton imagining the story of Jesus through the eyes of those who witnessed it. 5/5. Beginnings While the disciples are paralysed by Jesus's death; Mary ponders the mystery of his birth. Jesus ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Peter ...... Peter Firth Mary ...... Penelope Wilton Magdalene ...... Lorraine Ashbourne Angel ...... Julian Bleach Simeon ...... David De Keyser Joanna ...... Rachel Atkins Joseph of Arimathea ...... Ben Onwukwe Young Mary ...... Laura Molyneux Cleopas ...... Sam Pamphilon Directed by Jonquil Panting.

24,Dec,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Aesop's Fables Michael Morpurgo's imaginative and humorous retelling of a clutch of Aesop's best-known stories; adapted from a stage production. With Chris Bianchi; Tom Wainwright; Benji Bower. Music composed and played by Benji Bower. Directed by Susan Roberts.

25,Dec,2007,Tuesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, 84 Charing Cross Road
Helene Hanff's classic story, adapted by James Roose-Evans, chronicles the enduring friendship between a feisty American writer and a reserved English gentleman. The tale spans two continents and three decades. Helene Hanff ...... Gillian Anderson, Frank Doel ...... Denis Lawson, Nora Doel ...... Brid Brennan , Cecily Farr ...... Alison Pettitt , Megan Wells ...... Ella Smith, William Humphries ...... Simon Treves, George Martin ...... Peter Marinker, Maxine Stuart ...... Laurel Lefkow, Mary Boulton ...... Marlene Sidaway. Produced by Tracey Neale.

26,Dec,2007,Wednesday,Radio 4,14:15:00, A Night in the Ukraine
Special adaptation of the Marx Brothers' award-winning musical; written by Dick Vosburgh and loosely based on Chekov's play The Bear. Seedy lawyer Serge B Samovar comes to collect a debt owed by the late husband of Mrs Pavlenko. Mayhem erupts in a series of classic routines and quickfire wordplay which threatens to destroy the very fabric of polite society in pre-revolutionary Russia. Serge B Samovar ...... Michael Roberts Carlo ...... Frank Lazarus Mrs Pavlenko ...... Lorelei King Nina ...... Jessica Martin Constantin ...... Stephen Carlile Gino ...... Graham Hoadly Directed by Dirk Maggs.

27,Dec,2007,Thursday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Puddle
Romantic comedy by Peter Souter. Advertising agency director Sam has mislaid his actress girlfriend Gemma; who is shooting a soap in New York; and is desperate to win her back. But when Sam finally gets to America; he hasn't the courage to confront her. Instead he ends up in a New York gaol; where he pours out his a heart to a distinctly unimpressed fellow inmate. Sam ...... Rory Kinnear Gemma ...... Tamsin Greig Fats/NoNeck ...... Nicky Henson VO/Bella/Girl 2 ...... Laura Molyneux Jo/Girl 1 ...... Joannah Tincey Charlotte ...... Rachel Atkins Aaron/Noodle/NoNeck/Customer ...... Kerry Shale Directed by Gordon House.

28,Dec,2007,Friday,Radio 4,14:15:00, A Warning to the Furious
By Robin Brooks. A feminist film-maker and her crew visit the Suffolk coast to make a documentary about ghost story writer MR James. They hope to discover how an outwardly respectable bachelor could produce such disturbing horrors. Karen ...... Lucy Robinson Zara ...... Catherine Shepherd Guy ...... Carl Prekopp Bob ...... Gerard McDermott Bookshop Man ...... Andrew Wincott Directed by Fiona McAlpine.

31,Dec,2007,Monday,Radio 4,14:15:00, Tortoise Shrewdly observed comedy by Jack Rosenthal. Roy's pet tortoise Merlin is ailing; as is his marriage. As Merlin slowly regains the will to live; he realises that he needs to do the same. Mr Lebone ...... Stanley Baxter Monica ...... Olivia Colman Derek ...... Rupert Degas Mr Twentyman ...... Simon Greenall Roy ...... Stephen Mangan Mrs Chedgrow ...... Julia McKenzie Shelley ...... Felicity Montagu Tina ...... Emma Patterson Mrs Woodley ...... Gwyneth Powell Simone ...... Amy Shindler Adapted by Amy Rosenthal. Directed by Maureen Lipman with Dirk Maggs.


FRIDAY PLAY

5,Jan,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,Friday PlayFlutterbyBy Mark Catley.When Jo decides to kick her heroin habit and improve her run-down, crime-ridden estate, she has no idea what she is about to unleash. ,,

12,Jan,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, The Friday Play Glass HousesBy Colin Teevan.What drives a man to kill his own children? What part does the painful and mechanical legal process of divorce play in this act of ultimate revenge? Two voices tell the same story from very different standpoints.Husband ...... Greg Hicks Wife ...... Clare Higgins,,

19,Jan,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play A story of menace; mendacity and malice set among the landfill sites of outer London; written and directed by Mike Hodges. King Trash ...... George Sewell Honey ...... Cherie Lunghi Inspector Hoban ...... Michael Culkin Clint ...... Burn Gorman Johnny ...... Paul Reynolds Vera ...... Tessa Worsley Polly ...... Daisy Beaumont Eddy ...... John Surman Ginger Fitzmaurice ...... Bruce Byron Vic and the Policemen ...... Darren Saul Yocker ...... Dave Alexander Craig ...... Frank Dooley Boyle The Nurse ...... Jessica Treen Sammy/The Old Bum ...... Geoff Bell,,

26,Jan,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Ambushed by Time By Kaite O'Reilly.Each morning when Katrin confronts the mirror she finds herself aged 20 years overnight; while Sarah's husband Joe stands at his front door not knowing whether he's on his way out or coming home. The damage to their memories is acute; but it is only the first stage of the devastation that's to follow.Sarah ...... Catherine McCormack Tom ....... Owen Teale Katrin ...... Angharad Rees Joe ...... Ronan Vibert Dr Falmer ...... Maureen Beattie Pianist ...... Anna Tilbrook Director Roland Jaquarello.,,

2,Feb,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Running away with the Hairdresser By Helen Raynor. Nearly a year has passed since Catrin returned from Thailand after a bomb in a nightclub killed her boyfriend and brought their holiday to a tragic end. Now she feels trapped in her Welsh village, but not simply by grief Catrin ...... Mali Harries Rhys ...... Oliver Wood Mum ...... Maxine Evans Sugar ...... Catrin Rhys Directed by Alison Hindell ,,Weather The latest weather forecast

9,Feb,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Well By Jane Bodie. A doctor becomes obsessed with his patient's need to feel well. Wife ...... Lia Williams Doctor ...... Robert Glenister Patient ...... Katherine Parkinson Receptionist/New Doctor ...... Tracy Wiles Directed by Claudine Toutoungi. ,,

16,Feb,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, The Friday Play Mary Shane By Danny Brocklehurst. DCI John Stone is investigating the high profile case of a missing teenage girl; Louise Sands. Then Mary Shane; 80; turns up insisting she must only speak to Stone and confesses to murdering three people 60 years earlier. Mary Shane ...... Anne Reid DCI Stone ......Hugo Speer Kate ...... Suranne Jones Catriona ...... Zoe Henry Tanner ...... Craig Cheetham Sally ...... Danielle Henry Jack Leary ...... James Nickerson Ken ...... Terence Mann Ryan ...... Aidan Parsons,,

23,Feb,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday PlayMoney Magic Comic thriller by Judith Johnson. A pyramid investment scheme first draws in and then bankrupts the women in one street; setting friend against friend. Beth / Rachel BavidgeJosie/Suzanna / Christine KavanaghKathy / Christine BottomleyIzzy / Fiona SouthworthTaz / Lee InglebyDave / Anthony GlennonNancy / Marlene SidawayMiranda/Mary / Jasmine Callan Directed by Jonquil Panting.,,

2,Mar,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Wasted By Shelagh Stephenson. Martha heads up marketing for an alcopop; aimed unashamedly at the teenage market. But when the 16-year-old son of her oldest friend is admitted to hospital in an alcoholic coma; some hard questions have got to be answered. Martha / Juliet Aubrey Tom / Julian Wadham Mike / Mark Lambert Mary / Marion O'Dwyer Pete / John McAndrew Charlie / Miche Doherty Luke / Greg Fox Followed by Weather. ,,

9,Mar,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Trouble with Caves By Ronan Bennett. Ian is hearing voices; distant voices; apparently coming from underground. Who is down there? Are they trapped? Can they be helped? This original; humorous and thought-provoking new play takes us into the subterranean world of 'Cave 73' where some modern day cave dwellers teeter on the brink of momentous change.,,

16,Mar,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play In Denial: The Story of Paul Blackburn Kevin Fegan's play tells the true story of a man imprisoned for attempted murder at the age of 15 in 1978. He continued to protest his innocence; and in May 2005 the Court of Appeal finally ruled that he was wrongly convicted. Dramatised scenes from prison are interspersed with poetry and interviews in a vivid depiction of a man betrayed by the judicial system. Adult Paul ...... Adrian Bower Young Paul ...... Gerard Kearns Justice Keane ...... Robert Pickavance Dr Lawson ...... Glenn Cunningham Justice Bristow ...... Russell Dixon ,,

23,Mar,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play The Dinner Party By Winsome Pinnock. As the King family settle down to a celebratory dinner party; a stranger arrives with a claim to the family name. The food and drink is accompanied by talk of slavery; reparations; shame and guilt. Peter ...... Don Gilet Roger ...... John Shrapnel Sylvia ...... June Whitfield Miranda ...... Christine Kavanagh Shelley ...... Dona Croll Alyson ...... Susannah Corbett Richie ...... Anthony Glennon Andrew ...... Mark Straker Diana ...... Rachel Bavidge Director Pam Fraser-Solomon.,,

30,Mar,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Martha's Metamorphosis By Frances Byrnes. Permanently changed by a devastating illness; Martha is waiting to hear whether her Primary Care Trust will agree funding for treatment. While she waits; she relives the catalogue of medical mistakes which have changed her shape and her life. Martha ...... Sarah Smart Mother ...... Stephanie Cole Driver ...... Morgan Hopkin George ...... Jamie Ballard German Doctor ...... Britta Gartner Friend ...... Sara McGaughey Junior Doctor ...... Richard Nicolls Produced and directed by Kate McAll.,,

6,Apr,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play The Employee Sebastian Baczkiewicz's dark comedy about the pressures of modern life. Iain Adam is Head of Maintenance in the intelligent building; The Elm; and his life is beginning to unravel. Iain Adam ...... Ron Cook Rakubian ...... Kate Buffery Giggs ...... Ray Fearon Grandler ...... Carl Prekopp Philips ...... Nicholas Boulton Janey ...... Helen Longworth George/Thomas ...... Andrew Harrison Bentley/Policeman ...... Stephen Hogan Makoto ...... Stuart McLoughlin Directed by Marc Beeby. ,,

13,Apr,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play In Denial: The Story of Paul Blackburn Kevin Fegan's play tells the true story of a man imprisoned for attempted murder at the age of 15 in 1978. He continued to protest his innocence; and in May 2005 the Court of Appeal finally ruled that he was wrongly convicted. Dramatised scenes from prison are interspersed with poetry and interviews in a vivid depiction of a man betrayed by the judicial system. Adult Paul ...... Adrian Bower Young Paul ...... Gerard Kearns Justice Keane ...... Robert Pickavance Dr Lawson ...... Glenn Cunningham Justice Bristow ...... Russell Dixon,,

20,Apr,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play You Need Changing Jackie Pavlenko's play is set in the mother and baby unit of a prison. Young mother Diane is forced to hand out her baby when he reaches the age of six months. Diane ...... Lyndsey Marshal Marion ...... Jo McIn,,

27,Apr,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Porshia By Ed Harris. Thomas is a no-hope poet obsessed with Porshia; a young woman at the office. When one day he literally wakes up inside her head; he begins to experience the life of his fantasy woman from closer than he might l,,

4,May,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Buried Steve Jacobi's play tells the story of his friend Mark Higson, a civil servant who blew the whistle on the Iraqi arms scandal in 1989. A backdrop of news extracts from the period accompanies this study of a brilliant, but troubl,,

11,May,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play What I Heard about Iraq Eliot Weinberger's long and continuing prose poem draws on reports; newspapers; official utterances and eye-witness accounts to paint a terrifying picture of the war in Iraq. Adapted for radio by Simon Levy. With Tony Pasqualini; Bernadette Speakes; Darcy Halsey; Marc Casabani; Ryun Yu. Directed by Tim Dee.,,

18,May,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play The Angel of Covent Garden By Colin Bytheway. Having been hurt too many times; Lee doesn't believe in love. But then he meets an Angel. Lee ...... Bryan Dick Alex ...... Andrew Scott Coral ...... Shirley Anne Field Marco ...... Christian Solimeno Directed by Sally Avens.,,

25,May,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play The Prospect Political drama by Avie Luthra. 1/3. Newly-elected MP Bobby Khan is forced to question his own motivations and political and personal values. His cousin is arrested on a terrorism charge and Bobby himself becomes involved in a murder case in his constituency. Bobby Khan ...... Nitin Ganatra Elizabeth Khan ...... Barbara Marten Imran Khan ...... Vincent EbrahimWasim Khan ...... Christopher BissonTerry ...... John McArdle Ayesha ...... Archie Panjabi Lucy ...... Gillian Kearney Paul Deacon ...... David Fleeshman Rashid Choudhry ...... Amer Nazir Robina Choudhry ...... Rani Moorthy Craig Williams ...... Sam Curtis Jerome ...... Aaron Cobham Plus Martha Kearney as herself. Directed by Pauline Harris.,,

1,Jun,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play The Prospect Political drama by Avie Luthra and Gary Brown. 2/3. Newly-elected MP Bobby Khan is forced to question his own motivations and political and personal values. His cousin is in prison after Bobby reports him to the police; and the local community are pressurising him to get involved in a murder case. Bobby Khan ...... Nitin Ganatra Elizabeth Khan ...... Barbara Marten Imran Khan ...... Vincent Ebrahim Terry ...... John McArdle Ayesha ...... Archie Panjabi Lucy ...... Gillian Kearney Paul Deacon ...... David Fleeshman Rashid Choudhry ...... Amer Nazir Harry Choudhry ...... Sacha Dawan Detective Inspector Brown ...... Seamus O'Neill Music consultant ...... Philip Tagney Directed by Pauline Harris.,,

8,Jun,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play The Prospect Political drama by Avie Luthra and Gary Brown. 3/3. Newly-elected MP Bobby Khan is forced to question his own motivations and political and personal values. He discovers the truth about businessman Paul Deacon and his involvement in murder. He also has a showdown with his Cousin Wasim when they both have to face hard truths. Bobby Khan ...... Nitin Ganatra Elizabeth Khan ...... Barbara Marten Imran Khan ...... Vincent Ebrahim Terry ...... John McArdle Ayesha ...... Archie Panjabi Lucy ...... Gillian Kearney Paul Deacon ...... David Fleeshman Wasim Khan ...... Christopher Bisson Rhobina Choudhry ...... Rani Moorthy Rashid Choudhry ...... Amer Nazir Hanif Choudhry ...... Sacha Dawan Detective Inspector Brown ...... Seamus O'Neill Music consultant ...... Philip Tagney Directed by Pauline Harris.,,

15,Jun,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play The Harder They Fall Kerry Shale's dramatisation of Budd Schulberg's classic novel; recorded in New York City. A budding playwright is fatally drawn into the low-life world of boxing. Eddie Lewis ...... Tim Blake Nelson Nick Latka ...... Dominic Chianese Beth Reynolds ...... Allison Daugherty Vince Vanetti ...... Kerry Shale Danny Donoghue ...... Peter Gerety Doc Zigman ...... Peter Appel Toro Molina ...... Yul Vasquez Director Andy Jordan. ,,

22,Jun,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play The Goldilocks Zone Lucy Catherine's play is a modern day Brief Encounter showing how when we are lost; only a true connection with another human being can bring us back to ourselves. Nicola ...... Nicola Walker Hux ...... Stuart McQuarrie Shannon ...... Clemmie Hooton Jamie ...... Johnny Thomas Davies Mohammed ...... Shiv Grewal Jenny ...... Amelda Brown John ...... Carl Prekopp Alice/Brigita ...... Alice Hart Ross ...... Harry Myers Sandra ...... Colleen Prendergast Woman ...... Susan Jameson Directed by Mary Peate. ,,

29,Jun,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Albert's Bridge 1988 production of Tom Stoppard's comedy about a man whose chosen profession is painting a huge bridge. The task is perpetual; since one end of the bridge is already in need of a fresh coat before he reaches the other. Albert ...... Paul Copley Kate ...... Diane Bull Fraser ...... Geoffrey Matthews Chairman ...... George A Cooper Fitch ...... Peter Baldwin Dave ...... Richard Tate George ...... John Sampson Mother ...... Eva Stuart Father ...... Alan Dudley Painters ...... Norman Bird; Stephen Rashbrook Director David Hitchinson. ,,

6,Jul,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play All American Boys By Paul Brodrick. This drama documentary reconstructs through court transcripts; letters and personal testimony one of the most notorious incidents of the Vietnam War; when American soldiers destroyed the villages of My Lai. Ron Ridenhour ...... Kerry Shale Lieutenant Calley ...... Ryan McCluskey Colonel Wilson ...... Robert G Slade Sergeant Hodges ...... Ben Onwukwe Captain Medina ...... Ramon Camin Fred Widmer ...... Martin T Sherman Gregory Olsen ...... Ronan Summers Michael Bernhardt ...... Mikey O'Connor Varnado Simpson ...... Jimmy Akingbola Larry Colburn ...... Nathan Osgood Hugh Simpson ...... Colin Stinton Produced by Karen Rose. ,,

13,Jul,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play A Second to Midnight A contemporary thriller set in Nigeria in two parts. Western Governments and global oil companies have long predicted that the 'Peak'; when oil reserves become finite and the markets begin to panic; is as far off as 2030. But oil company geologist Dr Rob Turner wrote a report trashing this timescale; saying that we had already reached the 'Peak'. But then he was forced to bury it. 1/2. The worst possible news comes from Nigeria. Rob ...... Ian Puleston-Davies Liz ...... Brigit Forsyth Lester/David ...... James Nickerson Joseph ...... Richard Pepple Henry ...... David Fleeshman Geraldine ...... Sue Jenkins Alice ...... Abi Eniola Kolo ...... Cyril Nri Helen ...... Charlotte Emmerson Directed by Susan Roberts. ,,

20,Jul,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play A Second to Midnight A contemporary thriller set in Nigeria in two parts. Western Governments and global oil companies have long predicted that the 'Peak'; when oil reserves become finite and the markets begin to panic; is as far off as 2030. But oil company geologist Dr Rob Turner wrote a report trashing this timescale; saying that we had already reached the 'Peak'. But then he was forced to bury it. 2/2. Kidnapped by gunmen in the Nigerian Delta; Rob is floored when he discovers Helen is alive. Can she persuade him to back her cause? Rob ...... Ian Puleston-Davies Helen ...... Charlotte Emmerson Kolo ...... Cyril Nri Liz ...... Brigit Forsyth Joseph ...... Richard Pepple Geraldine ...... Sue Jenkins Henry ...... David Fleeshman David ...... James Nickerson Alice ...... Abi Eniola Directed by Gary Brown. ,,

27,Jul,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, The Friday Play Almost Blue By Carlo Lucarelli; dramatised by Judith Adams. Simon is a blind man with synaesthesia; a condition which enables him to hear sounds in colour. A keen radio hack; he spends his days listening into other people's business. Tw,,

3,Aug,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Life after Scandal Robin Soans' play offers a dramatic reconstruction of the private stories behind public scandal using verbatim accounts; recollections and observations from those involved. Melissa/Christine Hamilton/Margaret Cook ...... Helen McCrory Duncan Roy/Charles Ingram/David Leigh ...... Ron Cook Edwina Currie/Diana Ingram ...... Sian Thomas Jonathan Aitken ...... Corin Redgrave Lord Charles Brockett/Craig Murray ...... Adrian Scarborough Lord Edward Montagu ...... Karl Johnson Neil Hamilton/paparazzo/James Herring ...... Jason Watkins Pianist Neil Brand. Directed by Hilary Norrish. ,,

10,Aug,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Breaking Point Philip Palmer's powerful drama tells the story of Jon Starkey as he undergoes training to become a British Army interrogator. A career soldier with a young family; Starkey is about to join the front line in the so-called war against terror. Jon ...... Elliot Cowan Rachel ...... Naomi Frederick Mike ...... Bertie Carvel Colonel Reynolds ...... Simon Treves Danny ...... John Dougall Directed by Toby Swift. ,,

17,Aug,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, The Friday Play Cuba By Jennie Buckman and Ulises Rodriguez Febles. The ailing Fidel Castro presides over a unique society on the brink of change. Norma; who last visited Cuba in 1978 with the Young Communists; wants to relive the ideals of her youth before it's too late. Jesus; born in 1978; will do whatever it takes to achieve his dreams. Norma ...... Tilly Vosburgh Jesus ...... Jot Davies Lourdes ...... Sonya Leite Benito ...... Antonio Gil-Martinez Lala ...... Martina Laird Carriage driver ...... Javier Marzan Tio Osvaldo ...... John Dougall Arturo ...... Nitin Ganatra ,,

24,Aug,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, The Friday Play Sound Barriers By Sarah Daniels. What is wrong with Mel's baby? And why does she suddenly befriend her neighbours; a profoundly deaf man and a lonely widow? Audrey ...... Patricia Routledge Ian ...... Steve Day Jenny ...... Caroline Quentin Directed by Sally Avens. ,,

31,Aug,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, The Friday Play Fragments Written and directed by Julian Simpson. Teenager Kelly Ryan and her parents move to Pleasant Green; an exclusive village 40 minutes from London. They are an affluent family and she has a good education. Yet two months later she has murdered a retired Royal Marine. Why? With John Carlisle; Sarah Smart; Lesley Sharp; Philip Glenister. ,,

7,Sep,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Number 10 Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street. 1/5. Good News Day As the Prime Minister prepares to announce an amnesty for all immigrants working illegally in the UK; a serious tube crash threatens to jeopardise his plans. Prime Minister - Antony Sher Monica Smith - Sasha Behar Polly Cairns - Haydn Gwynne Colin Brenner - Colin McFarlane Steve McKay - Stephen Mangan Frank - Anthony O'Donnell Lord Cairns - James Laurenson Nigel Ogden - Christopher Ettridge Rebecca - Flora Montgomery Conrad - Nick Rowe Mrs Austen - Claire Perkins Journalist and News reader - Alice Arnold Directed by Clive Brill,,

14,Sep,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Number 10 Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street. 2/5. And Raise Them to Eternal Life The party promised to eliminate Britain's carbon footprint; but poll ratings are plummeting and the unions are cutting up rough. Even the PM's stepson is protesting. Adam Armstrong - Anthony Sher Monica Smith - Sasha Behar Polly Cairns - Haydn Gwynne Colin Brenner - Colin McFarlane Steve McKie - Stephen Mangan,,

21,Sep,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Number 10 Series of plays depicting life inside Downing Street. 3/5. Who Won the Election? By Nicholas McInerny. As the government prepares for a major cancer screening initiative with a private American company; a leaked letter between the Prince and the Prime Minister appears to advocate legalising cannabis. Prime Minister - Antony Sher Polly Cairns - Haydn Gwynne Monica Smith - Sasha Behar Steve McKie - Stephen Mangan Colin Brenner - Colin McFarlane Lord Cairns - James Laurenson Jasmine - Elizabeth McGovern Hannah - Kelly Hunter Norman Johnson - Shaun Prendergast George - Nicholas Grace Giles - Nicholas Woodeson Anita - Carol McReady Chrissie - Marcella Riordan,,

28,Sep,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Number 10 Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street. 4/5. Rule of Law The PM is launching a new organisation intended to integrate Muslims into British society and prevent radicalisation. But first he has to decide whether to back Turkey's application for EU membership. Prime Minister ...... Antony Sher Polly Cairns ...... Haydn Gwynne Monica Smith ...... Sasha Behar Steve McKie ...... Stephen Mangan ,,

5,Oct,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Number 10 Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street. 4/5. Home and Away Crises loom on two fronts as the Prime Minister faces a backbench rebellion while British troops are being held hostage overseas. Prime Minister ...... Antony Sher Polly Cairns ...... Haydn Gwynne Monica Smith ...... Sasha Behar Steve McKie ...... Stephen Mangan,,

12,Oct,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play Solomon By Peter G Morgan. Nicky Solomon is a professional ethicist and media pundit; always on call to help settle matters of life and death. Her latest case concerns Debbie Raynsford, a woman in a persistent vegetative state. The hospital; backed by Debbie's husband; want to withdraw food and fluids and allow her to die. Debbie's sister; backed by a pro-life organisation; wants Debbie to live. Nicky Solomon ...... Sylvestra Le Touzel Yolanda Riri ...... Adjoa Andoh Richard Solomon ...... Hugh Dickson Rob Raynsford ...... Dick Bradnum Yazz Bhutar ...... Renu Brindle Yve Holloway ...... Eiry Thomas DC Stuart Gerard ...... Kai Owen Directed by Nigel Lewis,,

19,Oct,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00,The Friday Play OK Computer By Joel Horwood; Chris Perkins; Al Smith and Chris Thorpe. A man wakes up in a hospital in Berlin. He has no memory of who he is; or where he comes from. Once the details of his life are recovered; he is repatriated to Britain and into his former life. But he is haunted by the suspicion that this is not his real life at all. The play celebrates Radiohead's seminal 1997 album OK Computer and draws on themes from each of its 12 tracks. Paul ...... Tom Brooke Sarah ...... Liz White Helen ...... Federay Holmes Owen ...... Pieter Lawman Boss ...... Chris Thorpe ,,

26,Oct,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, Fame and Fortune Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic The Glittering Prizes; returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. The series chronicles English social life and public and private values in the last quarter of the 20th century. 1/6. Adam Morris is now a successful writer; but still as ambivalent as ever about his Jewishness. In their middle years; have the friends fulfilled their promise or sold out? Adam Morris ...... Tom Conti Francesca ...... Poppy Miller M Mike Clode ...... Mark Wing Davey Alan Parks ...... Alistair McGowan Ronnie Braithwaite ...... Roger Hammond Gavin Pope ...... Alex Jennings Fran Pope ...... Jilly Bond Tim Dent ...... Stephen Critchlow Tory Girl ...... Georgina Rich Rachel Morris ...... Flora Montgomery Jonty ...... Benedict Cumberbatch Henrietta ...... Fiona Button Jack ...... Nicholas Chambers David ...... Simon Greenall Denis Porson ...... Nigel Havers Jill ...... Harriet Walters Giancarlo ...... Jon Glover Directed by Pete Atkin. [Rpt of Sat 2.30pm],,

2,Nov,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, Fame and Fortune Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic The Glittering Prizes; returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. The series chronicles English social life and public and private values in the last quarter of the 20th century. 1/6. Adam Morris is now a successful writer; but still as ambivalent as ever about his Jewishness. In their middle years; have the friends fulfilled their promise or sold out? Adam Morris ...... Tom Conti Francesca ...... Poppy Miller M Mike Clode ...... Mark Wing Davey Alan Parks ...... Alistair McGowan Ronnie Braithwaite ...... Roger Hammond Gavin Pope ...... Alex Jennings Fran Pope ...... Jilly Bond Tim Dent ...... Stephen Critchlow Tory Girl ...... Georgina Rich Rachel Morris ...... Flora Montgomery Jonty ...... Benedict Cumberbatch Henrietta ...... Fiona Button Jack ...... Nicholas Chambers David ...... Simon Greenall Denis Porson ...... Nigel Havers Jill ...... Harriet Walters Giancarlo ...... Jon Glover Directed by Pete Atkin. [Rpt of Sat 2.30pm],,

9,Nov,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, Fame and Fortune Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic The Glittering Prizes returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. The series chronicles English social life and public and private values in the last quarter of the 20th century. 2/6. Adam's equivocal encounter with the sister of an old college friend has disturbing consequences. Another name from the past comes back to haunt former actor Dan; now a schoolteacher. Adam's son Tom has some surprising news for him. Adam Morris ...... Tom Conti Barbara Morris ...... Miranda Richardson Francesca ...... Poppy Miller Dominic ...... Julian Rhind Tutt Mike Clode ...... Mark Wing Davey Inspector Knox ...... Christopher Godwin Dan Bradley ...... Malcolm Stoddard DC Capel ...... Nicholas Chambers Joyce Hadleigh ...... Angela Down Gavin Pope ...... Alex Jennings Henrietta ...... Fiona Button Tom Morris ...... Rupert Degas Jonty ...... Benedict Cumberbatch Denis Porson ...... Nigel Havers Giancarlo ...... Jon Glover Directed by Pete Atkin. [Rpt of Sat 2.30pm],,

16,Nov,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, Fame and Fortune Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic The Glittering Prizes returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. The series chronicles English social life and public and private values in the last quarter of the 20th century. 3/6. Adam and Barbara's son Tom has joined the Moonies; but even in Venice they cannot escape reality. Dan goes on trial; Denis gets married; and the TV franchise bid goes ahead with predictable consequences. Adam Morris ...... Tom Conti Barbara Morris ...... Miranda Richardson Rachel Morris ...... Flora Montgomery Walter ...... Malcolm Sinclair Dan ...... Malcolm Stoddard Bruno ...... Simon Greenall Girl in Venice ...... Lorelei King Mike Clode ...... Mark Wing Davey Jill ...... Harriet Walter Denis Porson ...... Nigel Havers Giancarlo ...... Jon Glover Derek Morris ...... Adrian Lukis Joyce Hadleigh ...... Angela Down Monty Waring ...... Christopher Benjamin Directed by Pete Atkin. [Rpt of Sat 2.30pm],,

23,Nov,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, Fame and Fortune Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic The Glittering Prizes returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. The series chronicles English social life and public and private values in the last quarter of the 20th century. 4/6. After a trying evening; Adam and Barbara escape to Denis's restaurant and a meal that is at least memorable; even if for the wrong reasons. Someone happens to be watching them return home; the consequences of which will be significant. Adam Morris ...... Tom Conti Barbara Morris ...... Miranda Richardson Fiona ...... Georgina Rich Alan Parks ...... Alistair McGowan Mike Clode ...... Mark Wing Davey Denis Porson ...... Nigel Havers Giancarlo ...... Jon Glover Joyce Hadleigh ...... Angela Down Dan ...... Malcolm Stoddard Shirley ...... Felicity Montagu Tom Morris ...... Rupert Degas Bruno ...... Simon Greenall Directed by Pete Atkin. [Rpt of Sat 2.30pm],,

30,Nov,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, Fame and Fortune Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic The Glittering Prizes returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. The series chronicles English social life and public and private values in the last quarter of the 20th century. 5/6. Adam Morris has agreed to appear on Alan Parks's TV discussion programme; mainly because it gives him an excuse to visit his daughter Rachel. Mike Clode manages to lure Adam to Hollywood against his better judgement. Adam Morris ...... Tom Conti Barbara Morris ...... Miranda Richardson Rachel Morris ...... Flora Montgomery Bill Bourne ...... Stephen Critchlow Sheridan Reece ...... Julian Glover Fiona ...... Georgina Rich Susie ...... Lorelei King Gavin Pope ...... Alex Jennings Alan Parks ...... Alistair McGowan Mike Clode ...... Mark Wing Davey Bryan ...... Rupert Degas Trish ...... Sheila Reid Derek Morris ...... Adrian Lukis Shapiro ...... Vincent Marzello Jill ...... Harriet Walter Directed by Pete Atkin. [Rpt of Sat 2.30pm],,

7,Dec,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, Fame and Fortune Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic The Glittering Prizes returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. The series chronicles English social life and public and private values in the last quarter of the 20th century. 6/6. For Adam; the chance to work with one of the all-time greatest film directors is an offer he can't refuse. As the 1980s merge into the 1990s; old friends continue to spring surprises. Adam Morris ...... Tom Conti Barbara Morris ...... Miranda Richardson Alan Parks ...... Alistair McGowan Rachel Morris ...... Flora Montgomery Shapiro ...... Vincent Marzello Denis Porson ...... Nigel Havers Jake Leibowitz ...... Antony Sher Derek Morris ...... Adrian Lukis Bruno ...... Simon Greenall Anna ...... Emily Richard Bill ...... Stephen Critchlow Directed by Pete Atkin. [Rpt of Sat 2.30pm],,

14,Dec,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, The Friday Play Slaughterhouse 30;000 By Judith Kampfner and Mike Walker. A young film-maker sets out to expose the dangerous working conditions in a large American slaughterhouse. Roberto ...... Oscar De La Fe Karen ...... Linda Larkin Dean ...... P J Brown Lawyer/Mr Parker ...... Jason Culp HR Manager/Mrs Parker ...... Andrea Marshall Money Jorge/Paco ...... Mike Smith Rivera Directed by Judith Kampfner,,

21,Dec,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, The Friday Play London; This Is Washington By Mark Lawson. What price old school politics when a middle-aged prime minister encounters America's sexiest ever president? The issues at stake are potentially earth-shattering; but their encounters take a remarkable turn when suspicion and realpolitik unexpectedly give way to friendship. With David Calder; Nathan Osgood; Philip Jackson; Kerry Shale. Directed by Roland Jaquarello,,

28,Dec,2007,Friday,Radio 4,21:00:00, The Friday Play Twenty Cigarettes By Marcy Kahan. As smoking becomes increasingly outlawed; Oscar attempts to give up the habit and win the woman of his dreams; using a highly unusual method. Oscar Klavier ...... Anton Lesser Dr Roth ...... Margaret Robertson Milo Hanson ...... Stephen Mangan Young Oscar ...... Rory James Young Milo ...... Pax Baldwin Lisa/Michelle/Caroline ...... Sarah Hadland Oscar's Father/Philippe/Paolo ...... Ewan Bailey Jason/Emilio ...... Gyuri Sarossy Suki ...... Alison Pettitt Directed by Sally Avens,,


CLASSIC SERIAL

7,Jan,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial ResurrectionRobert Forrest's dramatisation of Leo Tolstoy's last major work.2/2. Prince Dmitri follows the young prostitute Katerina Maslova to Siberia. Having been unable to reverse the sentence for murder served in error upon her; he proposes marriage in the hope of redeeming the wrongs he did to her as a girl.But he finds his proposal contested by a fellow prisoner Simonson; a man who has already made all the sacrifices in life that Prince Dmitri only threatens to make.Katerina Maslova ...... Katherine Igoe Dmitri Nikhloydov ...... Richard Dillane Lydia Menshova ...... Vivienne Dixon Vera Bogovskaya ...... Joanna Tope Princess Marya ...... Lesley Hart Anatoly Krylstov ...... Joe Arkley Nabatov/Ivan ...... Phil McKee Simonson ...... Tom Brooke Old Man ...... Finlay WelshDirected by Lu Kemp.[Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

14,Jan,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Germinal Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life; dramatised by Diana Griffiths. Set in 1860s France; a struggling mining community takes refuge in the revolutionary young outsider; Étienne. Narrator ...... David Bradley Etienne ...... Joe Absolom Catherine ...... Emily Chennery Maheu ...... Charles Dale La Maheude ...... Deborah McAndrew Bonnemort ...... Peter Armitage Souvarine ....... Gary Lewis Chaval ...... Leigh Symonds Paul Negrel ..... James Nickerson La Mouquette ...... Vicky Binns Jeanlin ...... Aidan Parsons Lydie ...... Daisy Jones [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

21,Jan,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Germinal Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life; dramatised by Diana Griffiths.2/3. Etienne has to live without the girl he loves Catherine; who now lives with Chaval. The strike is on in many of the company's pits and Etienne; now nurturing a growing ambition to fight for the proletariat; has become the respected leader of the comrades. But events spiral out of control after a secret midnight meeting in the forest.Narrator ...... David Bradley Etienne ...... Joe Absolom Catherine ...... Emily Chennery Maheu ...... Charles Dale La Maheude ...... Deborah McAndrew Souvarine ....... Gary Lewis Hennebeau ...... David Fleeshman Madame Hennebeau ...... Denise Black Cecile ...... Victoria Brazier Chaval ...... Leigh Symonds Paul Negrel ..... James Nickerson La Mouquette ...... Vicky Binns Jeanlin ...... Aidan Parsons Lydie ...... Daisy Jones [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

28,Jan,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Germinal Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths 3/3. The strike continues and the militia is now keeping guard over the mines. Etienne has been forced into hiding and the news leaks out that the mining company is recruiting workers from Belgium. Urgent action is neededNarrator ...... David Bradley Etienne ...... Joe Absolom Catherine ...... Emily Chennery Maheu ...... Charles Dale La Maheude ...... Deborah McAndrew Souvarine ....... Gary Lewis Chaval/Captain ...... Leigh Symonds Negrel ...... James Nickerson La Mouquette ...... Vicky Binns Sentry ..... Freddie Machin Jeanlin ...... Aidan Parsons Lydie ...... Daisy Jones Director Pauline Harris[Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

4,Feb,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial The Mahabharata Dramatised by Jatinder Verma and Claudia Mayer. 1/3. Genesis A divided family fight over their inheritance and the thing that is most sought after a peaceful and harmonious land is destroyed forever. One of the most important literary and oral texts of South Asia. It is said that all that is known about human passions can be found in The Mahabharata. Yudhishtra ...... Paul Battacharjee Krishna ...... Nitin Ganatra Bhishma ...... Raad Rawi Dhirtrashtra ...... Sam Dale Duryodhana ...... Zubin Varla Arjuna ...... Paul Bazely Bhima ...... Danny Sapani Draupadi ...... Sasha Behar Gandhari ...... Sudha Buchar Kunti ...... Indira Joshi Shakuni ...... Jude Akuwudike Director Claire Grove. Composer Niraj Chag. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

11,Feb,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial The Mahabharata Dramatised by Jatinder Verma and Claudia Mayer. 2/3. Exile Yudhishtra and his brothers have been exiled for 13 years. If they are discovered; their exile will begin all over again. Yudhishtra knows that his cousin will never give up the throne; but he does everything he can to avoid war. One of the most important literary and oral texts of South Asia. It is said that all that is known about human passions can be found in The Mahabharata. Yudhishtra ...... Paul Battacharjee Krishna ...... Nitin Ganatra Bhishma ...... Raad Rawi Dhirtrashtra ...... Sam Dale Duryodhana ...... Zubin Varla Arjuna ...... Paul Bazely Bhima ...... Danny Sapani Draupadi ...... Sasha Behar Gandhari ...... Sudha Buchar Uttara ...... Saikat Ahamed Director Claire Grove. Composer Niraj Chag. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

18,Feb,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic SerialThe Mahabharata Dramatised by Jatinder Verma and Claudia Mayer. 3/3. War Yudhishtra's 13 years of exile are over but his cousin refuses to give up the throne. Yudhishtra must fight for his inheritance and both sides wait to find out which side Krishna is on. One of the most important literary and oral texts of South Asia. It is said that all that is known about human passions can be found in The Mahabharata. Yudhishtra / Paul BattacharjeeKrishna / Nitin GanatraBhishma / Raad RawiDhirtrashtra / Sam DaleDuryodhana / Zubin VarlaArjuna / Paul BazelyBhima / Danny SapaniDraupadi / Sasha BeharGandhari / Sudha BucharKunti / Indira Joshi Director Claire Grove.Composer Niraj Chag. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

25,Feb,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Caesar New series of plays about the rulers of Rome; by Mike Walker. 1/3. Empress in the West As the Roman Empire begins to fall apart; one woman sees it as an opportunity to wield the power that her gender has always denied her. Victoria / Barbara Flynn Postumus / Danny Webb Marius / Stephen Hogan Galleinus / David Troughton Victorinus / Sam Troughton Saloninus / Nick Boulton Gaul (Atraxis) / Tim Treloar Polydorus/Envoy / Paul Richard Biggin Messenger/Voice 2 / Joseph Kloska General/Voice 1/First Slave / Sam Dale Second Slave / Emma Noakes Centurian/Soldier/Driver / Saikat Ahamed [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

4,Mar,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Caesar New series of plays about the rulers of Rome; by Mike Walker. 2/3. The Maker of All Things Constantine had the strength and determination to reunite the Empire; and to give it a new state religion - Christianity. But what sacrifices must he make when he feels threatened by his own son? Constantine ...... Sam Dale Crispus ...... Joseph Kloska Licinius ...... Mark Straker Helena ...... Margot Leicester Fausta ...... Christine Kavanagh Constantius ...... Trevor Martin Rufus ...... Struan Rodger Arrius ...... Paul Richard Biggin Athenasius ...... Saikat Ahamed [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

11,Mar,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Caesar A new series of plays about the rulers of Rome; by Mike Walker. 3/3. An Empire Without End As the Empire in the West begins to crumble before the forces of Atilla the Hun; it is left to an unlikely coalition of kingmakers to select the last Roman Emperor. Can Romulus Augustus survive? Romulus ...... Tom Hiddleston /Priscus ...... David Collings /Barbaria ...... Adjoa Andoh/Emperor Leo ...... George Baker /Maximinus ...... Sam Dale /Attila ...... Victor Sobchak /Orestes ...... Mark Straker /Odo ...... Joseph Kloska /Ricimer ...... Christian Rodska / Other parts played by Saikat Ahamed and Paul Richard Biggin. / Director Jenny Mortimer. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

18,Mar,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Loving John Banville's dramatisation of Henry Green's tale of life above and below stairs in an Irish country house during World War II. 1/2. On Mr Sheldon's death; footman Raunce acts fast to acquire the vacancy of butler at Castle Tennent. But how will the other servants in the household react to his sudden rise in status? Raunce ...... Martin Kemp/ Edith ...... Leanne Rowe/ Miss Welch ...... Pauline Quirke/ Mrs Tennent ...... Joanna David/ Violet ...... Claudia Harrison/ Miss Burch ...... Amanda Root/ Kate ...... Zoe Tapper/ Capt. Davenport ...... Mark Straker/ Bert ...... Harry Eden/ Albert ...... Johnny Brennan/ [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

25,Mar,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Loving John Banville's dramatisation of Henry Green's tale of life above and below stairs in an Irish country house during World War II. 2/2. In the absence of Mrs Tennent; the servants have enjoyed free reign of the castle. The peace of the household is disrupted; however; when an insurance man arrives enquiring about Mrs Tennent's missing diamond ring. Raunce ...... Martin Kemp Edith ...... Leanne Rowe Miss Welch ...... Pauline Quirke Mrs Tennent ...... Joanna David Violet ...... Claudia Harrison Miss Burch ...... Amanda Root Kate ...... Zoe Tapper Capt. Davenport ...... Mark Straker Bert ...... Harry Eden Albert ...... Johnny Brennan [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

1,Apr,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial The Making of a Marchioness Michelene Wandor's dramatisation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's romance. 1/2. Emily Fox-Seton is 34; comes from good stock; and has no money. She supports herself helping the well-to-do ladies of Mayfair with their shopping and other chores. Then Lady Maria invites her to a country house party to help with the guests; and Emily's life changes forever. Lord Walderhurst ...... Charles Dance Lady Maria ...... Miriam Margolyes Emily Fox-Seton...... Lucy Briers Narrator ...... Joanna David Mrs Cupp ...... Amelda Brown Jane Cupp ...... Charlie Brooks Mrs Brook ...... Lorelei King Cora Brook ...... Antonia Bernath Lady Agatha ...... Amara Karan Cook ...... Jenny Lee Batch ...... Nicholas Collett Alec Osborn ...... Colin Tierney Hester Osborn ...... Anjali Jay Music composed by Richard Taylor. Directed by Chris Wallis. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

8,Apr,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial The Making of a Marchioness Michelene Wandor's dramatisation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's romance. 2/2. Emily's happiness knows no bounds and she wants Alec and Hester to share it. But Lord Walderhurst has to go to India on business; and Emily's trust in Alec may well have been misplaced. Lord Walderhurst ...... Charles Dance Lady Maria ...... Miriam Margolyes Emily Fox-Seton...... Lucy Briers Narrator ...... Joanna David Alec Osborn ...... Colin Tierney Hester Osborn ...... Anjali Jay Mrs Cupp ...... Amelda Brown Jane Cupp ...... Charlie Brooks Dr Warren ...... Jonathan Keeble Music composed by Richard Taylor. Directed by Chris Wallis. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

15,Apr,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial The Anatomy of Melancholy Dramatised by Lavinia Murray; loosely based on Robert Burton's book. King James I sets out to discover a remedy for melancholy; aided by his friend Anton de Mouton. James I ...... Derek Riddell Anton ..

22,Apr,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Down and out in Paris and London PG Morgan's adaptation of George Orwell's autobiographical classic. 1/2. Orwell is working as a dishwasher in Paris; surviving on scraps and cigarette butts; living alongside the city's down-and-outs.

29,Apr,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Down and out in Paris and London PG Morgan's adaptation of George Orwell's autobiographical classic. 2/2. Orwell returns to London where he hopes that a new job will improve his fortunes, but finds that he has to learn to survive on

6,May,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial My Cousin Rachel Robin Brooks's adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's tale of obsession; paranoia and jealousy. 1/2. Philip's guardian Ambrose; a lifelong bachelor; leaves for a tour of Italy and unexpectedly falls in love. But within months he succumbs to an illness and dies. Now his wife Rachel has turned up in England and wants to see Philip; but are her intentions honest? Philip ...... Carl Prekopp Rachel ...... Lia Williams Ambrose ...... Damian Lewis Louise ...... Emily Wachter Rainaldi ...... Nicholas Murchie Geoffrey ...... Paul Jesson Mrs Pascoe ...... Carol Macready Seecombe ...... Hugh Ross Ludovico/Tamlyn ...... John McAndrew Vicar/Sawyer ...... John Rogan Groom/Couch ...... Robin Brook [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

13,May,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial My Cousin Rachel Robin Brooks' adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's tale of obsession; paranoia and jealousy. 2/2. At Philip's invitation; Rachel has taken up residence in his home. He finds himself falling in love with her; but he is also finding reasons to suspect her. Is her behaviour concealing an ulterior motive? Philip ...... Carl Prekopp Rachel ...... Lia Williams Ambrose ...... Damian Lewis Louise ...... Emily Wachter Rainaldi ...... Nicholas Murchie Geoffrey ...... Paul Jesson Mrs Pascoe ...... Carol Macready Seecombe ...... Hugh Ross Ludovico/Tamlyn ...... John McAndrew Vicar/Sawyer ...... John Rogan Groom/Couch ...... Robin Brook [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

20,May,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Tom Jones Stephen Wyatt's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic comic adventure. 1/3. The wealthy Squire Allworthy steps into bed and finds an infant wrapped between his sheets.Henry Fielding ...... Simon Russell Beale Tom Jones ...... Michael Legge Bifil ...... Adrian Scarborough Squire Western ...... Trevor Peacock Miss Western ...... Margaret TyzackSquire Allworthy ...... James Laurenson Black George ...... Sam Dale Sophia ...... Clare Corbett Jenny Jones ...... Rachel Bavidge Partridge ...... Charles Barnecut Mrs Seagrim ...... Liza Sadovy Honour ...... Jasmine Callan Directed by Claire Grove. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

27,May,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Tom Jones Stephen Wyatt's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic comic adventure. 2/3. Tom is banished from the home in which he has spent his entire life and the girl who loves him is shut up in her room by her angry father. Henry Fielding ...... Simon Russell Beale Tom Jones ...... Michael Legge Squire Western ...... Trevor Peacock Miss Western ...... Margaret Tyzack Northerton ...... Sam Dale Sophia ...... Clare CorbettJenny Jones ...... Rachel Bavidge Partridge ...... Charles Barnecut Harriet ...... Liza Sadovy Honour ...... Jasmine Callan Directed by Claire Grove. [Repeated Sat 9.00pm]

3,Jun,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Tom Jones Stephen Wyatt's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic comic adventure. 3/3. Tom follows his true love Sophia to London and receives an invitation to a masked ball. Henry Fielding ...... Simon Russell Beale Tom Jones ...... Michael Legge Squire Western ...... Trevor Peacock Miss Western ...... Margaret Tyzack Mr Allworthy ...... James Laurenson Lord Fellamar ...... Adrian Scarborough Fitzpatrick ...... Sam Dale Sophia ...... Clare Corbett Jenny Jones ...... Rachel Bavidge Partridge ...... Charles Barnecut Harriet ...... Liza Sadovy Lady Bellaston ...... Christine Kavanagh Directed by Claire Grove. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

10,Jun,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial No Name John Fletcher's dramatisation of Wilkie Collins's tale of disguise; deception; and sacrifice. 1/2. Magdalen and Norah Vanstone's father is killed in an accident on the way to change his will. Suddenly orphaned; the sisters see their whole inheritance go to their cousin. Norah accepts her fate but Magdalen hatches a desperate plot to get back what is rightfully hers. Madgalen Vanstone ...... Jaimi Barbakoff Captain Wragge ...... Ron Cook Madame Lecount ...... Diana Quick Noel Vanstone ...... Richard Nichols Norah Vanstone ...... Manon Edwards Miss Garth ...... Jacqueline Tong Mr Pendrill ...... Richard Mitchley Priest ...... Dick Bradnum Captain Kirke ...... Steffan Rhodri Frank ...... Jack Reynolds Becky the Maid ...... Caitlin Richards Directed by Kate McAll. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

17 Jun 2007 Sunday Classic Serial No Name John Fletcher's dramatisation of Wilkie Collins's tale of disguise; deception; and sacrifice. 2/2. With the help of confidence trickster Captain Wragge; Magdalen has traced cousin Noel to a seaside villa in Aldeburgh. She plans to seduce Noel into marriage; then reclaim her fortune and her name. Madgalen Vanstone ...... Jaimi Barbakoff Captain Wragge ...... Ron Cook Madame Lecount ...... Diana Quick Noel Vanstone ...... Richard Nichols Norah Vanstone ...... Manon Edwards Miss Garth ...... Jacqueline Tong The doctor ...... Richard Mitchley George Vanstone ...... Dick Bradnum Captain Kirke ...... Steffan Rhodri Sophie ...... Bethan Walker Directed by Kate McAll. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

24,Jun,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial 1/3. Felix Holt; the Radical Michael Eaton's dramatisation of one of George Eliot's lesser known novels; a romance set in 1832 after the passing of the Great Reform Act brought new voters and new ideas to the political scene in the Midlands. Felix Holt ...... Elliot Cowan Mrs Holt ...... Susan Brown Rufus Lyon ...... Stephen Moore Esther Lyon ...... Hayley Atwell Harold Transome ...... Jasper Britton Arabella Transome ...... Susan Wooldridge Matthew Jermyn ...... Jack Shepherd Sir Maximus Debbary ...... John Carlisle Philip Debarry/Mike Brindle ...... Paul Chahidi Christian ...... Ron Cook Denner ...... Carol Macready The Reverend Lingon ...... Michael Culkin Chubb ...... John Tams Johnson ...... Ken Campbell Music by John Tams. Directed by Lucy Bailey. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

1,Jul,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Felix Holt; the Radical Michael Eaton's adaptation of one of George Eliot's lesser known novels; a romance set in 1832 after the passing of the Great Reform Act brought new voters and new ideas to the political scene in the Midlands. 2/3. Following the revelation that Rufus Lyon is not Esther's natural father; new figures emerge to cast doubt on her parentage. Electioneering fever is mounting; and the mood in this sleepy Midlands town is about to change dramatically. Felix Holt ...... Elliot Cowan Mrs Holt ...... Susan Brown Rufus Lyon ...... Stephen Moore Esther Lyon ...... Hayley Atwell Harold Transome ...... Jasper Britton Arabella Transome ...... Susan Wooldridge Matthew Jermyn ...... Jack Shepherd Sir Maximus Debbary ...... John Carlisle Philip Debarry/Mike Brindle ...... Paul Chahidi Christian ...... Ron Cook Denner ...... Carol Macready The Reverend Lingon ...... Michael Culkin Chubb ...... John Tams Johnson ...... Ken Campbell Music by John Tams. Director Lucy Bailey. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] Followed by News.

8,Jul,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Felix Holt; the Radical Michael Eaton's adaptation of one of George Eliot's lesser known novels; a romance set in 1832 after the passing of the Great Reform Act brought new voters and new ideas to the political scene in the Midlands. 3/3. Following the riots on Election Day; Felix Holt - accused of attempted murder - has been thrown into prison. Esther Lyon is determined to do everything she can to save him. Felix Holt ...... Elliot Cowan Mrs Holt ...... Susan Brown Rufus Lyon ...... Stephen Moore Esther Lyon ...... Hayley Atwell Harold Transome ...... Jasper Britton Arabella Transome ...... Susan Wooldridge Matthew Jermyn ...... Jack Shepherd Sir Maximus Debbary ...... John Carlisle Philip Debarry/Mike Brindle ...... Paul Chahidi Christian ...... Ron Cook Denner ...... Carol Macready The Reverend Lingon ...... Michael Culkin Chubb ...... John Tams Johnson ...... Ken Campbell Music by John Tams. Director Lucy Bailey. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

15,Jul,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Maurice By E M Forster; dramatised by Philip Osment. 1/2. Maurice Hall is an unremarkable young man from the suburbs whose journey to self-understanding is furthered by his intense but platonic relationship with young aristocrat Clive Durham. A tale of passion; defiance and sexual-awakening; Maurice was first written in 1914 but not published until after the author's death in 1970. Maurice ...... Alex Wyndham Clive ...... Bertie Carvel Alec ...... Joseph Kloska E M Forster ...... John Rowe Mrs Hall ...... Christine Kavanagh Ada ...... Eleanor Howell Kitty ...... Jasmine Callan Miss Olcott ...... Amy Hayes Dr Barry ...... John Dougall Young Maurice ...... Josh Freeborn Young Dickie ...... Piers Stubbs Mr Ducie ...... Simon Treves Howell ...... Sam Dale Featherstonhaugh ...... Chris Moran Chapman ...... Jot Davies Risley ...... Ben Righton Mrs Durham ...... Liza Sadovy Directed by David Hunter. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

22,Jul,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Maurice By EM Forster; dramatised by Philip Osment. 2/2. Devastated by Clive Durham's change and his subsequent marriage, Maurice wrestles with his sexuality. An encounter with Clive's gamekeeper Alec allows his real self to emerge. A tale of passion; defiance and sexual-awakening; Maurice was first written in 1914 but not published until after the author's death in 1970. Maurice ...... Alex Wyndham Clive ...... Bertie Carvel Alec ...... Joseph Kloska EM Forster ...... John Rowe Mrs Hall ...... Christine Kavanagh Ada ...... Eleanor Howell Kitty ...... Jasmine Callan Dickie ...... William Ellis Mr Borenius ...... Simon Treves Laskar Jones ...... Jot Davies Dr Barry ...... John Dougall Mrs Durham ...... Liza Sadovy Mrs Ducie ...... Rachel Bavidge Archie ...... Anthony Glennon Directed by David Hunter. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

29,Jul,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial Solaris Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of Stansilaw Lem's modern sci-fi classic. 1/2. Psychologist Kris has been sent on a mission to find out what has gone wrong on a distant space exploration station. On arrival; he finds the ship deser

5,Aug,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Solaris Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of Stansilaw Lem's modern sci-fi classic. 2/2. Kris is becoming drawn into the possibility of new life; but he is torn between his emotions and reality. Rheya finds out who she really is; and the knowledge proves unbearable. Kris ...... Ron Cook Rheya ...... Joanne Froggatt Snow ...... Tim McMullan Sartorius ...... Stuart Richman Woman ...... Maxine Burth [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

12,Aug,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial The Card Jennifer Howarth's dramatisation of Arnold Bennett's exuberant and cheerful story charting the rise and rise of Denry Machin in 19th-century Bursley. 1/2. A Hatbox Full of Sovereigns Featuring a ball; a shipwreck and a large helping of romance; all laced with some honest Staffordshire humour. Narrator/Arnold Bennett ...... Ron Cook Mrs Machin ...... Elizabeth Spriggs Denry Machin ...... William Ash Mr Duncalf ...... Philip Jackson Countess of Chell ...... Jasmine Hyde Mr Shillitoe/Mr Creegan ...... Matthew Morgan Ruth Earp ...... Tilly Gaunt Nellie Cotterill ...... Robin Weaver Mr Etches ...... Daniel Weyman Mrs Cotterill ...... Linda Broughton Councillor Cotterill ...... David Shaw-Parker Directed by Marilyn Imrie. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

19,Aug,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial The Card Jennifer Howarth's dramatisation of Arnold Bennett's exuberant and cheerful story charting the rise and rise of Denry Machin in 19th-century Bursley. 2/2. Cheering Us All Up Denry's engagement to Ruth Earp; the dancing teacher with her sights set on better things; is off. He is now wealthy and respected. His true love is waiting in the wings; if only Denry realises it in time. Narrator/Arnold Bennett ...... Ron Cook Mrs Machin ...... Elizabeth Spriggs Denry Machin ...... William Ash Councillor Barlow ...... Philip Jackson Countess of Chell ...... Jasmine Hyde Councillor Cotterill ...... David Shaw-Parker Ruth Earp ...... Tilly Gaunt Nellie Cotterill ...... Robin Weaver Mrs Cotterill ...... Linda Broughton Directed by Marilyn Imrie. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

26,Aug,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial To Sir with Love Roy Williams's dramatisation of ER Braithwaite's story set in a radical school in postwar London. 1/2. Handsome former RAF pilot Rick gets a job as a teacher. Rick ...... Kwame Kwei-Armah Gillian ...... Sasha Behar Weston ...... Simon Treves Clinty ...... Liza Sadovy Florian ...... Sam Dale Denham ...... Steven Webb Pamela ...... Clare Corbett Seales ...... Ashley Chin Potter ...... Freddy White Babs ...... Leanne Rowe Directed by Claire Grove. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

2,Sep,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial To Sir With Love Roy Williams' dramatisation of ER Braithwaite's story set in a radical school in post war London. 2/2. The students are foul-mouthed and angry; but Rick inspires them and they inspire him. Meanwhile; he is falling in love with Gillian Blanchard; another new teacher at the school. Rick - Kwame Kwei-Armah Gillian - Sasha Behar Weston - Simon Treves Clinty - Liza Sadovy Florian - Sam Dale Denham - Steven Webb Pamela - Clare Corbett Seales - Ashley Chin Potter - Freddy White Babs - Leanne Rowe Directed by Claire Grove. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] Followed by News

9,Sep,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial The Heart of Midlothian Gerda Stevenson's dramatisation of Walter Scott's classic tale of political revolt set in Edinburgh in 1737. 1/2. When a smuggler is executed; a mob storms the Tolbooth Prison where young Effie Deans awaits trial for murder. Jeanie Deans - Gerda Stevenson Davie Deans - Tom Fleming Effie Deans - Irene Allan Reuben Butler - Robin Laing Dumbiedikes - John Buick Ratcliffe - James Bryce Sharpitlaw - Laurie Verity George Robertson - Simon Donaldson Meg Murdockson - Ann Louise Ross Madge Wildfire - Pauline Knowles Porteous - Simon Tait Directed by Bruce Young. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

16,Sep,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial The Heart of Midlothian Gerda Stevenson's dramatisation of Walter Scott's classic tale of political revolt set in Edinburgh in 1737. 2/2. While her sister awaits execution in the Tolbooth prison; Jeanie decides to walk to London to plead for her life. Jeanie Deans - Gerda Stevenson Effie Deans - Irene Allan Meg Murdockson - Ann Louise Ross Madge Wildfire - Pauline Knowles Queen Caroline - Joanna Tope Duke of Argyll - Ralph Riach George Staunton - Simon Donaldson Frank/Reuben Butler - Robin Laing Dumbiedikes - John Buick Tom - Joseph Arkley Mrs Glass - Rose McBain Directed by Bruce Young. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

23,Sep,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial The Waves Terence Davies's dramatisation of Virginia Woolf's story of the lives of six friends from early childhood to middle age. 1/2. Louis; Bernard; Neville; Jinny; Susan and Rhoda look back on childhood and their first forays into adulthood. Narrator ...... Janet Suzman Bernard ...... Jon Cartwright Susan ...... Geraldine James Rhoda ...... Anna Massey Neville ...... Peter Guinness Jinny ...... Jane Lapotaire Louis ...... Don Warrington [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

30,Sep,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial The Waves Terence Davies's dramatisation of Virginia Woolf's story of the lives of six friends from early childhood to middle age. 2/2. Louis; Bernard; Neville; Jinny; Susan and Rhoda struggle to come to terms with life after Percival. Narrator ...... Janet Suzman Bernard ...... Jon Cartwright Susan ...... Geraldine James Rhoda ...... Anna Massey Neville ...... Peter Guinness Jinny ...... Jane Lapotaire Louis ...... Don Warrington [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

7,Oct,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Mrs Lirriper Ellen Dryden's dramatisation of Charles Dickens' neglected classic. 1/3. How Mrs Lirriper 'Carried on the Business' Mrs Lirriper has an eccentric collection of lodgers; one of whom leaves behind more than anyone could have expected. Mrs Lirriper ...... Julia McKenzie Major ...... John Fortune Jemmy ...... Jordan Clarke Miss Wozenham ...... Alison Skilbeck Mr Edson ...... Jonathan Dryden Taylor Mrs Edson ...... Helen Jenkinson Caroline ...... Victoria Woodward Postman ...... Anthony Glennon [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

14,Oct,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Mrs Lirriper Ellen Dryden's dramatisation of Charles Dickens' neglected classic. 2/3. How The Parlours Added A Few Words; with tales told by Edmund Yates; Amelia Edwards and Elizabeth Gaskell. With Jemmy away at school; the lodgers join forces to send him their favourite stories. Major ...... John Fortune Victorine ...... Alison Skilbeck Madam Hawtry/ Elizabeth Gaskell ...... Caroline John Morgan/Old Gentleman/Sir Mark ...... Michael N Harbour Yates/Duke/Lawford ...... Matthew Lloyd Davies Mortiboy/Jacob ...... Gus Brown Sandham/James Murray ...... Jonathan Dryden Taylor Calthorp/Doctor/Vicar ...... Anthony Glennon Kate/Bessy/Maid ...... Helen Jenkinson Ellen/Theresa ...... Victoria Woodward Directed by Ellen Dryden. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

21,Oct,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00,Classic Serial Mrs Lirriper Ellen Dryden's three-part dramatisation of Charles Dickens' neglected classic. 3/3. Mrs Lirriper's Legacy Jemmy returns from school for the holidays just in time to join Mrs Lirriper and the Major on a trip to France in search of a mysterious benefactor. When they eventually track him down; he turns out to be the last person anyone could have expected. Mrs Lirriper ...... Julia McKenzie Major ...... John Fortune Jemmy ...... Jordan Clarke Miss Wozenham/Mrs Buffle ...... Alison Skilbeck Mr Buffle/Consul ...... Gus Brown Mr Edson ...... Jonathan Dryden Taylor Joshua Lirriper/Young Man/Waiter ...... Matthew Lloyd Davies Miss Buffle/Sally/Winifred ...... Helen Jenkinson Directed by Ellen Dryden. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

28,Oct,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial The Silver Fox By Somerville and Ross; dramatised by Christopher Fitz-Simon. 1/2. Captain Hugh French; newly married and recently returned from India; has re-opened French's Court; his ancestral pile in West Cork. But his restless wife and a strangely elusive silver fox hint at troubled times ahead. Captain Hugh French ...... John Dougall Lady Susan French ...... Gillian Kearney Slaney Morris ...... Cathy Belton Wilfrid Glascott ...... Nicholas Boulton Major Bunny Bunbury ...... Antony Glennon Danny Quin ...... John Hewitt Brigid Quin ...... Marion O'Dwyer Tom Quin ...... Pat Kinevane Tim O'Driscoll ...... Kevin Flood Tierney ...... Stephen O'Rourke Mrs Slattery ...... Aine McCartney Mrs Glascott ...... Jasmine Callan Capt Onslow ...... Richard Howard Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

4,Nov,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial The Silver Fox By Somerville and Ross; dramatised by Christopher Fitz-Simon. 2/2. Captain Hugh French; newly married and recently returned from India; has reopened French's Court; his ancestral pile in West Cork. A rival for his wife's affections forces a crisis in Hugh's confidence from which he may not recover. Captain Hugh French ...... John Dougall Lady Susan French ...... Gillian Kearney Slaney Morris ...... Cathy Belton Wilfrid Glascott ...... Nicholas Boulton Train driver ...... John Hewitt Brigid Quin ...... Marion O'Dwyer Tom Quin ...... Pat Kinevane Tim O'Driscoll ...... Kevin Flood Tierney ...... Stephen O'Rourke Capt Onslow ...... Richard Howard Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

11,Nov,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial Dr Zhivago Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war; revolution; passion and terror. 1/6. 1905 Yuri and Lara are coming of age on different sides of Moscow. Their lives are parallel but on very different tracks. Voice ...... Ian McDiarmid Yuri ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Lara ...... Eve Best Komarovsky ...... Henry Goodman Tonya ...... Clare Corbett Pasha ...... Don Gilet Alexander ...... Alan David Amalia ...... Annette Badland Misha ...... Carl Prekopp Anna ...... Susan Jameson Tishkyevitch ...... Jeremy Swift Olya ...... Katy Cavanagh Lena ...... Joannah Tincey Other parts played by John Dougall; Carolyn Pickles; Ben Crowe; Peter Marinker; Sam Pamphilon; Ben Onwukwe; Simon Treves; Poppy Friar and Gagan Sharma. Cello played by Anna Edwards. Directed by Jonquil Panting. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

18,Nov,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial Dr Zhivago Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war; revolution; passion and terror. 2/6. 1911 An affluent childhood in Imperial Moscow has left Yuri Zhivago with a career as a doctor and an engagement to Tonya. But his life will change when he meets Lara. Voice ...... Ian McDiarmid Yuri ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Lara ...... Eve Best Komarovsky ...... Henry Goodman Tonya ...... Clare Corbett Misha ...... Carl Prekopp Pasha ...... Don Gilet Alexander ...... Alan David Olya ...... Katy Cavanagh Galliulin ...... Kulvinder Ghir Mlle Fleury ...... Helen Schlesinger Gintz ...... Paul Richard Biggin Other parts played by Alex Lanipekun; Peter Marinker; Simon Treves; Ben Crowe; Lloyd Thomas; Ben Onwukwe and Skye Bennett. Directed by Jonquil Panting. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

25,Nov,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial Dr Zhivago Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war; revolution; passion and terror. 3/6. 1917 Returning to Moscow; Yuri finds it hard to adjust to post-revolutionary family life. The city has become a dangerous place; and the only safety lies in leaving and going east. But Lara has also gone in that direction. Voice ...... Ian McDiarmid Yuri ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Lara ...... Eve Best Tonya ...... Clare Corbett Misha ...... Carl Prekopp Olya ...... Katy Cavanagh Galliulin ...... Kulvinder Ghir Yevgraf ...... Stuart Mcquarrie Pritulyev ...... Ben Crowe Pelageya ...... Rachel Atkins Vassya ...... Alex Lanipekun Voronyuk ...... Sean Baker Other parts played by Ben Onwukwe; Joannah Tincey; John Dougall; Laura Molyneux; Jordan Clarke. Directed by Alison Hindell. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

2,Dec,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial Dr Zhivago Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war; revolution; passion and terror. 4/6. 1917 Yuri and his family have fled Moscow. Arriving in the remote Ural mountains; they find civil war raging and the mysterious Bolshevik general Strelnikov in charge of the nearest town; which happens to be where Lara is. Voice ...... Ian McDiarmid Yuri ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Lara ...... Eve Best Tonya ...... Clare Corbett Alexander ...... Alan David Strelnikov ...... Don Gilet Yevgraf ...... Stuart McQuarrie Mikulitsin ...... Trevor Cooper Yelena ...... Anna Bengo Antipov ...... Peter Marinker Other parts played by Gerard McDermott; Joseph Alessi; Helen Schlesinger; Simon Treves; John Dougall; Skye Bennett; Darrell D'Silva; Lloyd Thomas and Gregg Sulkin. Poems translated by Jonathan Myerson; Jon Stallworthy and Peter France; and Frank Jude. Directed by Jonquil Panting. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

9,Dec,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial Dr Zhivago Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war; revolution; passion and terror. 5/6. 1921 Kidnapped by Red partisan troops to serve as their doctor; Yuri has been a prisoner in the forest for two years. The waste of life sickens him; and he has no news of Tonya or Lara. At last the chance comes to escape back to Yuryatin. Voice ...... Ian McDiarmid Yuri ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Lara ...... Eve Best Tonya ...... Clare Corbett Komarovsky ...... Henry Goodman Liberiy ...... Darrell D'Silva Pamphil ...... Malcolm Storry Kubarikha ...... Kathryn Hunter Lidochka ...... Sam Dale Sivobluy ...... John Lloyd Fillingham Angelar ...... Anthony Glennon Pelageya ...... Rachel Atkins Agatha ...... Katy Cavanagh Terenty ...... Lloyd Thomas Seryozha ...... Gregg Sulkin Other parts played by Peter Marinker; Shaun Prendergast; Anna Bengo; Jordan Clarke; John Dougall; Joanna Tincey; Simon Treves; Sam Pamphilon; Alex Lanipekun; Ben Onwukwe and May Rudin. Poems translated by Jonathan Myerson. Directed by Alison Hindell. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

16,Dec,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial Dr Zhivago Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war; revolution; passion and terror. 6/6. Even in the wilds of Siberia; Yuri; Lara and Pasha face death in Bolshevik purges. Komarovsky brings them an impossible choice. The revolutionary events which brought Yuri and Lara together are finally pulling them apart; but there is one more meeting to come. Voice ...... Ian McDiarmid Yuri ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Lara ...... Eve Best Komarovsky ...... Henry Goodman Pasha (Strelnikov) ...... Don Gilet Misha ...... Carl Prekopp Yevgraf ...... Stuart McQuarrie Vassya ...... Alex Lanipekun Markel ...... John Dougall Marina ...... Anna Bengo Lena ...... Joannah Tincey Katya ...... Skye Bennett Other parts played by Helen Schlesinger and Simon Treves. Poems translated by Lydia Pasternak Slater; Jonathan Myerson; Jon Stallworthy and Peter France. Directed and produced by Jonquil Panting. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

23,Dec,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial The Witches Roald Dahl's classic children's adventure; dramatised by Lucy Catherine. 1/2. Eight-year-old Boy and his Norwegian grandmother discover that the world is infested with cunningly disguised witches. And all witches hate children. Narrated by Toby Jones. Boy ...... Ryan Watson Grandmother ...... Margaret Tyzack Bruno ...... Jordan Clarke Grand High Witch ...... Amanda Lawrence Father ...... Ben Onwukwe Mr Stringer ...... Peter Marinker Witch 1 ...... Rachel Atkins Witch 2 ...... Leanne Rowe Directed by Claire Grove. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .

30,Dec,2007,Sunday,Radio 4,15:00:00, Classic Serial The Witches Roald Dahl's classic children's adventure; dramatised by Lucy Catherine. 2/2. Eight-year-old Boy has been turned into a mouse. He discovers that his friend Bruno is also a mouse; but Bruno is more interested in food than outwitting a room full of witches. Narrated by Toby Jones. Boy ...... Ryan Watson Grandmother ...... Margaret Tyzack Bruno ...... Jordan Clarke Grand High Witch ...... Amanda Lawrence Waiter ...... Ben Onwukwe Mr Jenkins ...... Ben Crowe Mrs Jenkins ...... Rachel Atkins Directed by Claire Grove. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm] .


Saturday Play

6,Jan,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00, The Saturday Play The Tinner's Corpse: A Crowner John Mystery.By Bernard Knight; dramatised by Arnold Evans.Devon; 1195; and the effusive coroner Sir John de Wolfe; aided by his long suffering clerk; investigates mysterious murders among the complex relationships of the tin-mining community. And if this wasn't enough to occupy them; the unlikely duo need to address some personal issues.Crowner John ....... John Labanowski Thomas ....... Bertie Carvel The Sheriff ....... Andrew Wincott Nesta ....... Siriol Jenkins Walter Knapman ....... Richard Mitchley Matthew Knapman ....... Richard Nichols Joan Knapman ....... Sara McGaughey Peter Jordan ....... Dan Winter Stephen Acland ....... Dick Bradnum Dame Madge ....... Manon Edwards Oswin ....... Tom Sherman Aethelfrith ....... Phillip Manikum Will ....... Howell Evans Alan ....... Francois Pandolfo

13,Jan,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Belgian Nurse The story of a friendship that created one of the 20th century's best selling novels and films.When American writer Kathryn Hulme meets a Belgian nurse on a UN Relief Programme after the Second World War; she doesn't understand why Marie Louise Habets is so unwilling to talk about herself. It's only later that Marie Louise admits she has recently left her convent a confession that reaches a worldwide audience through the book and then the film of The Nun's Story. Kathryn Hulme ...... Debora Weston Marie Louise Habets ...... Rachel Atkins Pierre ...... John Moraitis Fred Zinneman ...... Garrick Hagon Audrey Hepburn ...... Christine Kavanagh Mother Benedict ...... Jane Ridley Produced and directed by Sara Davies.

20,Jan,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Something Wrong about the Mouth By David Edgar. Leading off a week of dramas to accompany The Memory Experience; distinguished playwright David Edgar's new play for Radio 4 is a love story told at the border between memory and fiction; trust and betrayal; East and West. Soho; 1958. A mysterious American wants to commission a portrait of a woman he can't produce; in a dress he can only describe; at an event which never happened.Gene Pew ...... Damian Lewis Desmond McElwee ...... Bill Paterson Mrs Pew ...... Lisa Dillon Dr Frisch ...... David De Keyser The Hotelier ...... Andrew Sachs Peter Szabo ...... Julian Rhind Tutt

27,Jan,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Playing with Fire By David Edgar Originally produced at the National Theatre in 2005, David Edgar's play is set against the background of a riot in the fictional northern town of Wyverdale, in the early part of this decade. In a new version for radio, Edgar offers a powerful combination of political and personal dramaAlex Russell ...... Emma Fielding George Aldred ...... David Troughton Frank Wilkins ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Riaz Rafique ...... Paul Bhattacharjee Anwar Hafiz ...... Pal Aron Arthur Barraclough ...... David Fleeshman Jack Ross ...... David Bannerman Joan Cummings ...... Marian Kemmer Shirley Honeywell ...... Fiona Clarke Les Slater ...... Peter Meakin Stephen Croft ...... Sam Dale Ricks ...... Graham Padden Lord Stanley ...... Robert Lister Counsel ...... Susan Brown Leena Harvey-Wells ...... Souad Faress Shaz ...... Bethan Walker Director Peter Leslie Wild

3,Feb,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson. When a London lawyer studies the last will of his old friend Dr Jekyll; his suspicions are aroused. Why has respectable Dr Jekyll left everything to sinister Edward Hyde? Dr Jekyll ...... Adam Godley Utterson ...... David Horovitch Enfield ...... Mark Straker Mrs Utterson ...... Christine Kavanagh Lanyon ...... Sam Dale Poole ...... Joseph Kloska Sir Danvers ...... Ian Masters Girl/Maid ...... Emma Noakes Housekeeper ...... Bethan Walker Dramatist Yvonne Antrobus. Director Claire Grove.

10,Feb,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00, The Saturday Play Backtrack By Jill Hyem. Hyem's play begins in a temporary centre for the homeless; when a volunteer helper finds herself oddly interested in one of the down-and-outs; and for once allows herself to follow her instincts. Jan ...... Maxine Peake Fiz ...... Joseph Kloska Matt ...... Mark Straker Molly ...... Marcella Riordan Alec ...... Andrew Woodall Nancy ...... Rachel Atkins Mr Sykes ...... Sam Dale Yorkshire neighbour ...... Christine Kavanagh Director Jane Morgan.

17,Feb,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday PlayThe Loved One By Evelyn Waugh; adapted by Jonathan Holloway. California; just after the Second World War: An elderly Englishman; who once made a living as a Hollywood scriptwriter; has taken in a younger version of the same species who is also struggling to make his way in the new world. He thought he was a poet once; but now earns a living in a pet cemetery. Preoccupied with dead things; he meets a young female embalmer and suddenly everything begins to go right. Evelyn Waugh's novel has been called 'one of the funniest and most significant books of the 20th century'. Dennis Barlow / Julian Rhind-TuttMr Joyboy / Mark GatissAimee / Jennifer Lee JellicorseSir Francis Hinsley / Clive SwiftSir Ambrose Abercrombie / David TroughtonMrs Heinkel/Mrs Joyboy/Telephonist / Barbara BarnesMr Heinkel/Schultz/Slump / Peter Marinker

24,Feb,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play: Honour Diana Rigg and Martin Jarvis gave acclaimed performances at Wyndham's Theatre last year in this emotionally charged drama by Joanna Murray-Smith; which was recorded for Radio 4 during its West End run. In a series of intensely focused and often funny two-handed scenes; the play is an almost forensic dissection of a marriage and its fall-out. Honor / Diana Rigg George / Martin Jarvis Claudia / Natascha McElhone Sophie / Georgina Rich Music composed by Simon Slater. Director David Grindley.

3,Mar,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play The Killing of Dr Morgan A taut; dark thriller by Jim Poyser. Horror isn't about ghosts and monsters. Horror is about finding the truth. Andrew lives a comfy middle class life - then his wife's best friend is murdered and his world crumbles. Fingers point. Who murdered her? It's a cat's cradle of lies and deceit.Andrew ...... Richard Lumsden Lisa ...... Zara Turner David ...... Philip Bretherton Keegan ...... Andrew Dunn Katya ...... Szilvi Naray-Davey Timon ...... Parvez Qadir Higgo ...... Hamilton Berstock

10,Mar,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Zubeda Naylah Ahmed's play; set in rural India; is the parallel tale of two romances; one long-standing and unfulfilled and the other newly formed and full of hope. An elderly henna artist who has lived alone all her life has harboured a secret; which comes to light when she reluctantly takes on an apprentice for the first time. Zubeda ...... Jamila Massey /Hassan ...... Ameet Chana /Sultan/Chacha ...... Vincent Ebrahim /Sureya ...... Maya Sondhi /Maid Woman ...... Harvey Virdi /Man ...... Sam Dastor /Director Kate Chapman.

17,Mar,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Wanted Someone Innocent By Margery Allingham; dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus. Gillian Brayton is offered a well paid job by an old schoolfriend. The household is lively and bohemian; but why is she really there? Gillian Brayton ...... Helen Longworth/Rita Fayre ...... Sylvestra le Touzel /Supt McNaught ...... Tom Mannion /Julian Fayre ...... Nicholas Boulton/Henri Phoebus ...... Philip Fox/Dr Crupiner ...... Ian Masters/Rudkin ...... Harry Myers/Mrs Munsen ...... Susan Jameson /Bunch Howard ...... Colleen Prendergast/Director Claire Grove.

24,Mar,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Slavery: The Making Of By Peter Jukes A look behind the scenes of a fictional creative process to see what really goes on when an illustrious group of actors and a radio producer grapple with the problem of how to re-enact stories about the slave trade? How can you reconstruct scenes of such suffering and torment? The result is a funny; doomed attempt to make an improvised drama-documentary about slavery. From an idea by Lenny Henry. Len ...... Lenny Henry Brian ...... Brian Blessed Howard ...... Greg Wise Adrian ...... Adrian Lester Leila ...... Jenny Jules Jo ...... Joanna Scanlan Steven ...... Sam Dale Francine Stock ...... Francine Stock

31,Mar,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Dr Freud Will See you Now Mr Hitler By Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. At the age of six; Adolf Hitler suffered from recurring nightmares. The village doctor recommended a child psychiatrist in Vienna; a young man named Sigmund Freud. Adolf's brutal father; however; wouldn't hear of it. But what if.... Adolf Hitler ...... Toby Jones Sigmund Freud ...... Allan Corduner Anna Freud ...... Sophie Winkleman Martha ...... Christine Kavanagh Dr Bloch; Otto Rank ...... John Dougall Alois; Yung; Forster; Rothmeyer ...... Sam Dale Klara ...... Jasmine Callan Major Beck ...... Mark Straker Soldier ...... Anthony Glennon Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

7,Apr,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Falklands Play Ian Curteis's play; originally pulled by the BBC; telling the inside story of how the Thatcher government went to war to reclaim the Falklands.Margaret Thatcher ...... Patricia Hodge William Whitelaw ...... John Standing Nicholas Ridley...... Michael Cochrane Francis Pym ...... Jeremy Child Lord Carrington ...... Hugh Fraser Richard Luce ...... Jonathan Coy John Nott ...... Clive Merrison Alexander Haig ...... Colin Stinton Nicholas Henderson ...... Jeremy Clyde Ronald Reagan ...... Bob Sherman Michael Havers ...... Peter Blythe Anthony Parsons ...... Robert Hardy Admiral Lewin ...... John Woodvine Admiral Fieldhouse ...... Tom Chadbon Michael Foot ...... Patrick Godfrey Admiral Leach ...... Shaughan Seymour Jeane Kirkpatrick ...... Lorelei King Costa Menedez ...... Vernon Dobcheff Javier Perez de Cuellar ...... Arturo Venegas Directed by Jeremy Howe.

14,Apr,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Scam By John Arden. Cressida Owlglass has just discovered information technology. Beguiled by the novelty of cyber-magic; she finds herself facing a new kind of challenge when a dubious email lands in her inbox. She goes in pursui

21,Apr,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play A Voyage round My Father John Mortimer's funny and touching memoir of his early life and career. Father ...... Derek Jacobi Mother ...... Joanna David The Son ...... Dominic Rowan The Boy ...... Angus Imrie Elizabeth ...... Na

28,Apr,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play One Man on a Stage Comedy by Judith French, based on Jerome K Jerome's theatrical memoir On the Stage and Off.Before he wrote Three Men in a Boat, Jerome hoped to become an actor. An orphan at the age of 18, he pawned his few possess

5,May,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Haunted Hospital A ghost story set in a hospital in Rochdale featuring two parallel storylines; one contemporary and the other set in the late 1800s; the latter drawing on real historical events. Julia/Lizzie ...... Jo-Anne Knowles Steve/Daniel ...... Michael Begley Sam ...... Elianne Byrne Josiah Ogden ...... David Fleeshman Jacob Pinch ...... Mark Chatterton Mrs Cragge ...... Barbara Marten Mr Cragge ...... James Quinn Irish Woman ...... Martine Harry-Davis Directed by Liz Leonard.

12,May,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play The Servant Ronald Frame's dramatisation of Robin Maugham's novella about a young lawyer who falls under the malign influence of his sinister manservant. Richard ...... Jamie Glover Tony ...... Bertie Carvel Barrett ...... Anton Lesser Sally ...... Lydia Leonard Vera ...... Alex Tregear Mrs Toms ...... Carolyn Pickles Girl ...... Ayesha Antoine Directed by Gordon House.

19,May,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Twice Brightly Harry Secombe's son David dramatises his father's novel.For young servicemen who had spent six years fighting fascism; postwar Britain was a drab; oppressive place. For a young and untried army comic keen on the Marx brothers and Jimmy Cagney; a Yorkshire variety theatre in February was a vision of Hell itself.Larry Gower ...... Christian Patterson Wally Winston ...... Dominic Frisby Tom Tillson ...... Jackson Julie Tempest ...... Becky Hindley April ...... Katy Secombe June ...... Ella Smith Joe Armsworth ...... Gerard McDermott Jim Moriarty ...... John Cummins Hubert Lovegrove ...... Geoffrey Beevers Mrs Ma Rogers ...... Carolyn Pickles Directed by Steven Canny.

26,May,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play The Birds Melissa Murray's dramatisation of Daphne Du Maurier's classic horror story. Nat ...... Neil Dudgeon Sue ...... Nicola Walker Maggie ...... Jade Williams Mr Trigg ...... Gerard Horan Jonathan ...... Carl Grose Newsreader ...... John Dougall Mary ...... Rachel Bavidge Music and Sound Design by David Pickvance. Directed by Sally Avens.

2,Jun,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play The Windsor Jewels Robin Glendinning's black comedy tells the story of a real mystery. In 1946; the Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) and his wife (formerly Wallis Simpson) paid a visit to Britain; hoping to secure a government job for the Duke and a title for the Duchess. During the visit; the Duchess's jewels; worth millions; were stolen. Conspiracy theories abounded. Duke of Windsor ...... Jon Glover Duchess of Windsor ...... Christine Kavanagh Capstick ...... Christian Rodska Evans ...... Chris Yapp Miss Martin/Mrs Jones/Resident ...... Amy Clifton Bevin/Gardener ...... Alan Moore Attlee ...... Paul Humpoletz Lascelles/Newsreel ...... David Collins First Hack ...... Stephen Perring Second Hack ...... Paul Mohan

9,Jun,2007,Saturday ,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Insignificance Terry Johnson's play is set in New York in 1953. A beautiful film star; a Nobel Prize winning scientist; a baseball player and an infamous senator meet for an extraordinary confrontation in a hotel room. The Professor ...... Allan Corduner The Senator ...... John Guerassio The Actress ...... Megan Dodds The Ballplayer ...... Damian Lewis Director Roxana Silbert. .

16,Jun,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Breaking the Silence Stephen Poliakoff's modern classic; originally staged by the RSC in 1984; is set in post-revolutionary Russia. A man is obsessed with finding a way of bringing sound to the movies; while his family are forced to adapt to the changes wrought by the Bolshevik Revolution. Nikolai ...... Anton Lesser Eugenia ...... Juliet Stevenson Polya ...... Anna Madeley Sasha ...... Oliver J Hembrough Verkoff ...... Gary Lewis Guard 1 ...... John Flitcroft Guard 2 ...... Jez Thomas Director Peter Leslie Wild. .

23,Jun,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Humble Boy Award-winning comic drama by Charlotte Jones; adapted for radio by Steven Canny. Felix Humble is a Cambridge astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father; he returns to his middle England home and his difficult and demanding mother; where he soon realises that his search for unity must include his own chaotic home life. Felix ...... Adrian Scarborough Flora ...... Diana Rigg Mercy ...... Marcia Warren George ...... Nicky Henson Rosie ...... Cathryn Bradshaw Jim ...... John Standing Followed by News.

30,Jun,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Arcadia Tom Stoppard's acclaimed comedy masterfully juggles notions of literature; mathematics; landscape gardening and love through the lives and preoccupations of the inhabitants of Sidley Park; Derbyshire in the early 19th and late 20th centuries. Bernard ...... Jason Watkins Hannah ...... Nicola Redmond Septimus ...... Jack Laskey Thomasina ...... Jade Williams Chloe ...... Carey Mulligan Valentine ...... Joseph Kloska Chater ...... John Dougall Lady Croom ...... Liza Sadovy Noakes ...... Jot Davies Jellaby Simon Treves Brice ...... Anthony Glennon Augustus ...... Sam Pamphilon Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

7,Jul,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Avoid London...Area closed...Turn on Radio Culmination of a week of dramas by Mike Walker; focusing on how a family coped with the real and terrible events of 7/7 and how they set about rebuilding their lives. Paul Demeril ...... David Calder Gracie Demeril ...... Margot Leicester Mary ...... Elizabeth Spriggs Zipper ...... Leanne Rowe Imogen ...... Saskia Wickham Manjit ...... Sameena Zehra Ayeesha ...... Jane Slavin Monk ...... Paul Panting Gray ...... Ricci McLeod Carrie ...... Jasmine Callan Tanya ...... Rachel Bavidge Paramedic ...... John Dougall Fireman ...... Anthony Glennon .

14,Jul,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Called to Account In early 2007; two leading barristers tested the evidence as to whether there would be sufficient grounds to indict the British Prime Minister for the crime of aggression against Iraq. They examined a number of distinguished witnesses; including Members of Parliament; diplomats; United Nations officials; Intelligence experts and journalists. Their revealing testimony was re-told by actors in The Tricycle Theatre's critically acclaimed tribunal play Called to Account - The Indictment of Anthony Charles Lynton Blair for the crime of aggression against Iraq - A Hearing. To mark the resignation of Tony Blair; the original cast return in this specially adapted version for BBC Radio 4. Phillipe Sands ...... Thomas Wheatley Julian Knowles ...... David Michaels Dr Al Mufti ...... Raad Rawi Scott Ritter ...... David Beames Sir Stuart Murray-Smith/Sir Michael Quinlan ...... William Hoyland Michael Smith ...... Ken Drury Clare Short ...... Diane Fletcher Michael Mates ...... Roland Oliver Ed Mortimer ...... Jeremy Clyde Juan Gabriel Valdes ...... James Woolley Bob Marshall Andrews ...... Terrance Hardiman Richard Perle ...... Shane Rimmer Blinne Ghralaigh ...... Charlotte Lucas Alison McDonald ...... Morven Macbeth Edited by Richard Norton-Taylor. Devised and directed by Nicolas Kent. .

21,Jul,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play The Shocking Tale of Margaret Seddon John Fletcher's Edwardian murder story is based on real events. Frederick and Margaret Seddon take wealthy Mrs Barrow into their Islington home as a lodger. The summer of 1911 proves scorchingly hot and when Mrs Barrow dies; leaving all her money to Fred; suspicions are aroused. Was her death caused by the heatwave; or the arsenic-laced fly papers have something to do with it? Margaret Seddon ...... Lynne Seymour Fred Seddon ...... Bertie Carvel Miss Barrow ...... Annette Badland Hook/Attorney General Isaacs ...... Dick Bradnum Benny/Vicar ...... Brendan Charleson Dr Sworn/Hangman ...... Dorien Thomas Maggie ...... Anwen Carlisle Ada ...... Isabel Lewis Directed by Nigel Lewis.

28,Jul,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00, The Saturday Play Pass the Parcel By Melissa Murray. A romantic drama about two people who meet at a genealogy course researching the background to their family history. Both are emotionally scarred by the past; and when they investigate their family b

4,Aug,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play India and Pakistan '07: Feluda the Golden Fortress An adventure for Satyajit Ray's famous Bengali sleuth Feluda; specially recorded in Mumbai. Eight-year-old Mukul has vivid dreams of a past life featuring buried treasure; peacocks and a golden fortress. But he is in danger from unscrupulous scoundrels who want to locate the gold and jewels that he seems to remember. Feluda ...... Rahul Bose Lalmohan Ganguly ...... Anupam Kher Topshe ...... Hari Balasubramaniam Gurubachan Singh ...... Jaspal Bhatti Dr Hajra ...... Sohrab Ardeshir Mandar Bose ...... Anang Desai Uncle Sidhu ...... Ameen Sayani Sudhir Dhar ...... Sumantra Ghosal Beggar ...... Atul Tiwari Bagri ...... Arghiya Lahiri Barber/Shopkeeper ...... Shahrookh Irani Nilu ...... Yeshaswani Dayama Mukul ...... Tejswani Tomar Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

11,Aug,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00, The Saturday Play India and Pakistan '07: Husud Samina Baig's tale of sibling rivalry; jealousy; forbidden passion and murder. Set in an India waking up to massive change; this story of two sisters and one man reflects the unease between old world values and new world ambition. Shazia ...... Archie Panjabi Mother ...... Nimra Bucha Shaheen/Soni ...... Sakuntala Ramanee Rahan ...... Nitin Ganatra Uncle/Inspector ...... Kris Dosanji Beggar ...... Shiv Grewal Driver/Hitesh ...... Saikat Ahamed Bismillah ...... Leena Dhingra Directed by Jessica Dromgoole. Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

18,Aug,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00, The Saturday Play If I Should Go Away Owen Sheers' play is adapted from the writings of fellow Welsh poet Alun Lewis; one of the most vividly lyrical voices of the Second World War. It charts one man's journey from pacifist to soldier; from husband to lover;and reveals how casualties of war are emotional as much as physical. The play is introduced by Alun's widow Gweno Lewis. Alun Lewis ...... Richard Harrington Gweno Ellis ...... Mali Harries Freda Aykroyd ...... Caroline Harker Directed by Kate McAll.

25,Aug,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00, The Saturday Play Death at the Desert Inn By Marcy Kahan. Three hundred thousand dollars are left in a satchel in Noel Coward's Las Vegas suite. Coward sets off on his unexpected posthumous career as a detective. The Desert Inn; scene of one of his greatest cabaret triumphs; is the setting for a murder mystery complete with Judy Garland; a showgirl; a Broadway agent; an unlikely croupier and a US Congressman; with half of Hollywood in the audience. Noel Coward ...... Malcolm Sinclair Lorn Loraine ...... Eleanor Bron Cole Lesley ...... Tam Williams Judy Garland ...... Belinda Lang Joe Glaser ...... Jake Broder Mercedes de Caruso ...... Meredith MacNeil Nicholas Faulkner ...... Peter Swander Floyd Hicks ...... Nathan Osgood Babyface Puccini ...... William Hootkins Directed by Ned Chaillet.

1,Sep,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00, The Saturday Play Our Man in Jamaica By Marcy Kahan; set in Jamaica in 1962. Noel Coward's neighbour Ian Fleming is determined that Noel should resume his wartime activity as a spy. Noel Coward ...... Malcolm Sinclair Lorn Lorraine ...... Eleanor Bron Cole Lesley ...... Tam Williams Ian Fleming ...... Nicholas Farrell Marlene Dietrich ...... Alison Pettitt Schrafft/Hedges ...... Kerry Shale Chicago Garibaldi ...... Sam Dale Atkinson ...... Peter Donaldson Robotnik ...... John Dougall

8,Sep,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play The Living and the Dead Adrian Bean's dramatisation of the novel that inspired Hitchcock's Vertigo; by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. Jacques Flavieres is a troubled and complex soul with a devastating fear of heights; rejected from the army on medical grounds. An old friend asks him to take on a private assignment which leads to fatal obsession. Jacque Flavieres - Michael Maloney Madeleine/Renee - Sarah Smart Paul Gevigne - Robert Pickavance Dr Ballard - Seamus O'Neill Leriche - Chris Jack Old Concierge - Daryl Fishwick Directed by Pauline Harris

15,Sep,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play That Man Attlee By Robin Glendinning. On the day of the 1945 General Election Labour are expecting to lose; but the results swing their way and the party scents power. Herbert Morrison instigates a vicious bout of political infighting before an unlikely victor emerges to lead Great Britain into a socialist future. Clement Attlee - Bill Wallis Ernest Bevin - David Calder Herbert Morrison - Matthew Marsh Harold Laski - Philip Franks Vi Attlee - Diana Berriman Flippy Attlee - Katherine Heath Alison Attlee -. Amy Clifton Janet Shipton - Alison Reid The Home Service - David Collins Journalists - Chris Donnelly; Paul Mohan Directed by Jeremy Howe

22,Sep,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play The Great Chocolate Murders By John Fletcher. When people start falling ill all over 19th-century Brighton; everyone thinks that the lack of proper sewers has caused a cholera epidemic. Little do the police suspect that a middle-aged spinster is responsible. With Sian Thomas; Chris Donnelly; Jennifer Hill; Dorien Thomas; Brendan Charleson. Directed by Kate McAll

29,Sep,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Feluda: The Mystery of the Elephant God Satyajit Ray's famous Bengali detective Feluda returns for another adventure; dramatised by Ray Grewal. Drawn by the extravagant claims of a mysterious holy man who has swum 200 miles up the Ganges; Feluda visits Benares during the festival of Durga. A valuable statuette of Ganesh is stolen from a famous household. Could the holy man; or even arch-enemy Meganlal Meghraj; be connected to the crime? Feluda (Prodosh Mitter) ...... Rahul Bose Lalmohan Ganguly ...... Anupam Kher Topshe ...... Hari Balasubramaniam Machchli Baba ...... Jackie Shroff Meganlal Meghraj ...... Dalip Tahil Abhaycharan ...... Ameen Sayani Umanath Ghoshal ...... Anang Desai Vikas ...... Arghiya Lahiri Inspector Tiwari ...... Shahrookh Irani Niranjan ...... Atul Tiwari Shashi ...... Sumantra Ghosal Ruku ...... Hormuz Dadabhoy Suraj ...... Varun Murali Directed by Anne Edyvean

6,Oct,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Dover and the Claret Tappers Comedy thriller by Joyce Porter; dramatised by Paul Mendelson. The kidnap of a police officer is generally regarded as a highly serious matter. When the victim is Inspector Dover; however; the mood at Scotland Yard is one of jubilation. Chief Inspector Dover ...... Kenneth Cranham Sergeant McGregor ...... Stuart McQuarrie Commander Brockhurst ...... Crawford Logan Noreen/Mrs Youens ...... Joanna Tope Inspector Horton/Constable Dawes ...... Nick Underwood Lesley Whittaker/Miss Montmorency ...... Lucy Paterson Gallagher/Supt Trevelyan ...... Terry Wale Mary Jones ...... Laura Smales Directed by David Ian Neville

13,Oct,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play Dover Beats the Band Comedy thriller by Joyce Porter; dramatised by Paul Mendelson. Inspector Dover; with less than total enthusiasm; investigates the murder of a mild-mannered philatelist in a holiday camp. His sergeant; however; cares a bit too much. But as the investigation begins to uncover a sinister conspiracy; even Scotland Yard's laziest detective becomes determined to catch the killer. Chief Inspector Dover ...... Kenneth Cranham Sergeant McGregor ...... Stuart McQuarrie Dr Hirst/Nora Hull ...... Joanna Tope Captain Maguire/Sven ...... Michael Mackenzie Sir Egbert Rankin/Rupert Pettit ...... Finlay McLean Inspector Telford/Osmond ...... Nick Underwood Sandra/Doreen Knapper ...... Lucy Paterson Mavis/WPC Elvira Marchmount ...... Samantha Young Directed by David Ian Neville

20,Oct,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00,The Saturday Play The Pianist Radio drama production of a highly acclaimed performance from Wladyslaw Szpilman's novel; originally part of the 2007 Manchester International Festival. This duet for piano and voice charts one man's remarkable story of courage and survival in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Nazi occupation. Read by Peter Guinness; with the music of Chopin played by concert pianist Mikhail Rudy

27 Oct 07 Saturday Play Fame and Fortune Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic; The Glittering Prizes; returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. The series chronicles English social life and public and private values in the last quarter of the 20th Century. 1/6. Adam Morris is now a successful writer; but still as ambivalent as ever about his Jewishness. In their middle years; have the friends fulfilled their promise or sold out? Adam Morris ...... Tom Conti Francesca ...... Poppy Miller M Mike Clode ...... Mark Wing Davey Alan Parks ...... Alistair McGowan Ronnie Braithwaite ...... Roger Hammond Gavin Pope ...... Alex Jennings Fran Pope ...... Jilly Bond Tim Dent ...... Stephen Critchlow Tory Girl ...... Georgina Rich Rachel Morris ...... Flora Montgomery Jonty ...... Benedict Cumberbatch Henrietta ...... Fiona Button Jack ...... Nicholas Chambers David ...... Simon Greenall Denis Porson ...... Nigel Havers Jill ...... Harriet Walters Giancarlo ...... Jon Glover Directed by Pete Atkin. [Rptd Fri 9.00pm]

3 Nov 2007 Fame and Fortune Saturday Play Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic The Glittering Prizes returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. The series chronicles English social life and public and private values in the last quarter of the 20th century. 2/6. Adam's equivocal encounter with the sister of an old college friend has disturbing consequences. Another name from the past comes back to haunt former actor Dan; now a schoolteacher. Adam's son Tom has some surprising news for him. Adam Morris ...... Tom Conti Barbara Morris ...... Miranda Richardson Francesca ...... Poppy Miller Dominic ...... Julian Rhind Tutt Mike Clode ...... Mark Wing Davey Inspector Knox ...... Christopher Godwin Dan Bradley ...... Malcolm Stoddard DC Capel ...... Nicholas Chambers Joyce Hadleigh ...... Angela Down Gavin Pope ...... Alex Jennings Henrietta ...... Fiona Button Tom Morris ...... Rupert Degas Jonty ...... Benedict Cumberbatch Denis Porson ...... Nigel Havers Giancarlo ...... Jon Glover Directed by Pete Atkin. [Rptd Fri 9.00pm]

10,Nov,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00, Fame and Fortune Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic The Glittering Prizes returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. The series chronicles English social life and public and private values in the last quarter of the 20th century. 3/6. Adam and Barbara's son Tom has joined the Moonies; but even in Venice they cannot escape reality. Dan goes on trial; Denis gets married; and the TV franchise bid goes ahead with predictable consequences. Adam Morris ...... Tom Conti Barbara Morris ...... Miranda Richardson Rachel Morris ...... Flora Montgomery Walter ...... Malcolm Sinclair Dan ...... Malcolm Stoddard Bruno ...... Simon Greenall Girl in Venice ...... Lorelei King Mike Clode ...... Mark Wing Davey Jill ...... Harriet Walter Denis Porson ...... Nigel Havers Giancarlo ...... Jon Glover Derek Morris ...... Adrian Lukis Joyce Hadleigh ...... Angela Down Monty Waring ...... Christopher Benjamin Directed by Pete Atkin. [Rptd Fri 9.00pm]

17,Nov,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00, Fame and Fortune Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic The Glittering Prizes returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. The series chronicles English social life and public and private values in the last quarter of the 20th century. 4/6. After a trying evening; Adam and Barbara escape to Denis's restaurant and a meal that is at least memorable; even if for the wrong reasons. Someone happens to be watching them return home; the consequences of which will be significant. Adam Morris ...... Tom Conti Barbara Morris ...... Miranda Richardson Fiona ...... Georgina Rich Alan Parks ...... Alistair McGowan Mike Clode ...... Mark Wing Davey Denis Porson ...... Nigel Havers Giancarlo ...... Jon Glover Joyce Hadleigh ...... Angela Down Dan ...... Malcolm Stoddard Shirley ...... Felicity Montagu Tom Morris ...... Rupert Degas Bruno ...... Simon Greenall Directed by Pete Atkin. [Rptd Fri 9.00pm]

24,Nov,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00, Fame and Fortune Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic The Glittering Prizes returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. The series chronicles English social life and public and private values in the last quarter of the 20th century. 5/6. Adam Morris has agreed to appear on Alan Parks's TV discussion programme; mainly because it gives him an excuse to visit his daughter Rachel. Mike Clode manages to lure Adam to Hollywood against his better judgement. Adam Morris ...... Tom Conti Barbara Morris ...... Miranda Richardson Rachel Morris ...... Flora Montgomery Bill Bourne ...... Stephen Critchlow Sheridan Reece ...... Julian Glover Fiona ...... Georgina Rich Susie ...... Lorelei King Gavin Pope ...... Alex Jennings Alan Parks ...... Alistair McGowan Mike Clode ...... Mark Wing Davey Bryan ...... Rupert Degas Trish ...... Sheila Reid Derek Morris ...... Adrian Lukis Shapiro ...... Vincent Marzello Jill ...... Harriet Walter Directed by Pete Atkin. [Rptd Fri 9.00pm]

1,Dec,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00, Fame and Fortune Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic The Glittering Prizes returns to the group of friends who met at Cambridge University in the early 1950s. The series chronicles English social life and public and private values in the last quarter of the 20th century. 6/6. For Adam; the chance to work with one of the all-time greatest film directors is an offer he can't refuse. As the 1980s merge into the 1990s; old friends continue to spring surprises. Adam Morris ...... Tom Conti Barbara Morris ...... Miranda Richardson Alan Parks ...... Alistair McGowan Rachel Morris ...... Flora Montgomery Shapiro ...... Vincent Marzello Denis Porson ...... Nigel Havers Jake Leibowitz ...... Antony Sher Derek Morris ...... Adrian Lukis Bruno ...... Simon Greenall Anna ...... Emily Richard Bill ...... Stephen Critchlow Directed by Pete Atkin. [Rptd Fri 9.00pm]

8,Dec,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00, The Saturday Play Beast at Bay Robin Glendinning's play tells the story of the publication of Boris Pasternak's classic 20th-century novel Dr Zhivago. Censored by the Soviet regime; the book was first published in Italy 50 years ago after the manuscript was smuggled out of the country. The book's appearance caused furore in the Soviet Union and a debacle followed when Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Pasternak ...... Jay Villiers Polikarpov ...... Brian Pettifer Surkov ...... Robert Glenister Bannikov ...... Jon Cartwright Olga ...... Mia Soteriou Irina ...... Sarah Bedi Also featuring John Telfer; Jon Glover; David Collins; Paul Nicholson. Directed by Tim Dee

15,Dec,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00, The Saturday Play Saturday; Sunday and Monday Eduardo de Filippo's comedy about an extended Neopolitan family who gather together every Sunday for Donna Rosa's legendary ragu. Simmering tensions explode into a furious row. Peppino ...... Alexander Morton Rosa ...... Kathryn Howden Antonio ...... Paul Young Giulietta ...... Gabriel Quigley Rocco ...... Iain Robertson Roberto ...... Paul Blair Maria Carolina ...... Laura Smales Aunt Meme ...... Sandra Voe Attilio ...... Jim Webster-Stewart Luigi ...... Sean Scanlan Elena ...... Monica Gibb Virginia ...... Wendy Seager Federico ...... Bryan Lowe Catiello ...... Gareth Thomas Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane

22,Dec,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,14:30:00, The Saturday Play The Wooden Overcoat Pamela Branch's comic murder mystery set in London in 1951; adapted by Mark Gatiss. Much to his surprise; Benji Cann has got away with murder. He gravitates to the Asterisk Club; a place of refuge for those who have strayed beyond the pale and not paid the ultimate price. But then Benji turns up dead. Who killed him and how will they be able to get rid of the body without the neighbours noticing? Peter ...... David Tennant Fan ...... Julia Davis Rex ...... David Benson Beesum ...... Alan David Colonel Quincey ...... Graham Crowden Creaker ...... David Ryall Flush ...... John Castle Benji ...... Tom Allen Mrs Barratt ...... Barbara Kirby Lilli Cluj ...... Katherine Jakeways

29,Dec,2007,Saturday,Radio 4,1430. Saturday Play The Iceman Simon Bovey's play is set in London in 1860. When three girls are found murdered; DI Burdett's only clue is a trace of ice found in the victims' throats. The investigation leads him into very deep water. DI Burdett ...... Anthony Howell Mogg ...... Ben Crowe Malpacket ...... Stephen Greif Parnell ...... Sam Dale Massimo ...... Vincenzo Nicoli Letheby ...... Anthony Glennon Scraton ...... Simon Treves Brodie ...... Jot Davies Sadie Weston ...... Jasmine Callan Directed by Marc Beeby.

compiled by Bob Thirsk / Diversity website

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