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Radio Drama, 2009.
compiled by Bob Thirsk

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.

These were sorted out by Bob Thirsk, and the list is now complete. Thanks Bob.

1 1 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Hong Kong by Night Hong Kong by Night Synopsis :Love story by In-Sook Chappell. Locked out of her apartment; Poppy can either wait in the lobby for morning or accept Arthur's invitation to explore Hong Kong by night. Arthur ...... Oliver Williams Poppy ...... Liz Sutherland Alice/Waitress ...... Nina Kwok Directed by Abigail le Fleming. Broadcast: 01 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC

2 1 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Eyes of Horus Synopsis :Series of four new tales of mystery and murder by Bert Coules; inspired by the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The police are baffled when a priceless antique disappears; but Holmes solves the mystery with the aid of a pawnbroker; a landlady and two stout rubber bands. Sherlock Holmes ...... Clive Merrison Dr John Watson ...... Andrew Sachs Lady Mallory ...... Colette O'Neil Lestrade ...... Stephen Thorne Lofting ...... Stephen Critchlow Wilson ...... Jonathan Tafler Mrs Hartnell ...... Janice Acquah Sergeant ...... Malcolm Tierney Constable ...... Paul Rider Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcast: 02 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC

2 1 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Landscape Synopsis :Two plays by Harold Pinter. 1/2. Landscape A man and a woman sit deep in recollection. While the man's thoughts are of his day in the park and a quarrel in the pub; the woman's are of an idyllic day spent many years ago on a beach with the man she loved. Duff ...... Harold Pinter Beth ...... Penelope Wilton 2/2. The Examination A chilling yet playful monologue in which a man about to be questioned summons up every mental resource to empower himself over his interrogator. With Michael Gambon. Directed by Peter Kavanagh. Broadcast: 02 Jan 2009 21:00BBC

3 1 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Tom and Viv Tom and Viv Synopsis :Spy thriller by Melissa Murray; based on real events. Leon Theremin; inventor of the musical instrument that bears his name; leads a double life as a Soviet spy. When he plants a bug in the US Embassay in London; he has to save himself and his former lover from both the CIA and the KGB. Leon Theremin ...... Tom Hollander Alex Forsythe ...... Juliet Aubrey Olga ...... Ania Sowinski Will ...... Trystan Gravelle Sergei/Ambassador ...... Stephen Critchlow Boss ...... Malcolm Tierney Ambassador's wife/Waitress ...... Janice Acquah Bart ...... Jonathan Tafler News seller/Man 2 ...... Chris Pavlo Bellboy/Man 1 ...... Dan Starkey. Broadcast: 03 Jan 2009 14:30BBC

4 1 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Orley Farm Episode 2 Synopsis :Martyn Wade's dramatisation of the novel by Anthony Trollope. Romance is in the air for the young folk staying at Noningsby; the country home of Judge and Lady Staveley. Lady Mason accepts Sir Peregrine's invitation to spend Christmas at The Cleeve; and; in the Moulder household; there is business to consider. Anthony Trollope ...... Tim Pigott-Smith Lady Mason ...... Samantha Bond Sir Peregrine ...... Ronald Pickup Peregrine Orme ...... Dan Stevens Mrs Edith Orme ...... Amanda Root Lucius Mason ...... Jonathan Christie Sophia Furnival ...... Lydia Leonard Mr Furnival ...... Robert Maskell Lady Staveley ...... Pamela Miles Madeline Staveley ...... Manjeet Mann Augustus Staveley ...... Robert Lonsdale Felix Graham ...... Gunnar Cauthery Mr Dockwrath ...... Sam Dale Miriam Dockwrath ...... Janice Acquah Joseph Mason ...... Jonathan Tafler Mr Moulder ...... Stephen Critchlow Mrs Moulder ...... Jane Whittenshaw John Kenneby ...... Inam Mirza Mr Kantwise ...... Paul Rider Matthew Round ...... Dan Starkey Directed by Tracey Neale. Broadcasts: 04 Jan 2009 15:00 BBC 10 Jan 2009 21:00 BBC

5 1 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Icarus Falling Synopsis :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 up gliding. Peter ...... Jay Villiers Susan ...... Eleanor Tremain Painting ...... Eve Matheson Gerry ...... Bill Wallis Gliding instructor ...... Cameron Stewart. Directed by Tim Dee. Broadcasts: 25 Jul 2007 14:15 BBC Radio 4; 5 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC Radio4

6 1 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Apes and Angels Apes and Angels Synopsis :By Jim Eldridge. A clash over the teaching of creationism at a flagship academy school looks set to bring damaging publicity to the PFI programme in education and embarrass the schools minister; who has close links to the industrialist behind the academy. James White ...... Richard Katz Diane West ...... Anna Madeley Sir Reginald Thwaite ...... Robert Lister Sir Gerald le Vaux ...... Terrence Hardiman Lynne Gilbert ...... Miranda Keeling Directed by Peter Leslie Wild. Broadcast: 06 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC

7 1 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Forgetting Curve The Forgetting Curve Last broadcast 07 Jan 2009; 14:15 on BBC . Synopsis :By Hugh Costello. Though Greg's expert testimony is sufficient to acquit a vicious murderer; he little expects that the fallout from the trial will threaten his marriage; and even his life. Greg Cooke ...... Michael Glenn Murphy Isabelle Kavanagh ...... Lia Williams DI Baddely ...... Chris McHallem Eve Cooke ...... Andrea Irvine Valerie Ryan ...... Karen Ardiff Brenda ...... Annie McCartney Professor Nolan ...... Richard Howard Kelly ...... Hugh Costello Paul ...... Inam Mirza Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan. Broadcast: 07 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC

8 1 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Left in Trust Synopsis :By Sarah Daniels. When a young woman decides to write a play about the founder of the National Trust; it leads her to discover secrets about her own family. With Kenneth Cranham; Sophie Stanton. Directed by Sally Avens. Broadcast: 08 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC

9 1 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Thirteen Watches Synopsis :Series of four new tales of mystery and murder by Bert Coules; inspired by the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It takes more than a vanishing pair of railway passengers and a corpse that appears out of thin air to interest a bored Sherlock Holmes. But then he learns what the dead man had in his pockets. Sherlock Holmes ...... Clive Merrison Dr John Watson ...... Andrew Sachs Sir Gregory Nigel Anthony Inspector Jones ...... Sion Probert Harkness ...... Stuart Milligan Sam ...... Inam Mirza Ted ...... Robert Lonsdale Landlady ...... Donnla Hughes Sergeant ...... Dan Starkey Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcast: 09 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC

9 1 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 The Friday Play Hunting the Beagle Synopsis :Biologist and maritime historian Dr Robert Prescott searches for the final resting place of the ship aboard which Charles Darwin began to formulate the ideas which would eventually become his theory of evolution. He begins his journey at Woolwich Dockyard in London where the Beagle's voyage began.Broadcast:09 Jan 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

10 1 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Walter Now Walter Now Synopsis :Update on the 1982 by David Cook; starring Ian McKellen as Walter; a man with learning difficulties. Walter is now a pensioner; living alone in a hostel. His support worker puts him forward for a house share with three other people; all of whom are half his age. Will they accept him and will he be able to cope with independent living? Walter ...... Ian McKellen Steph ...... Becky Hindley Mr Herd ...... Maloclm Tierney Mary ...... Anna-Marie Heslop Bernard ...... Robert Lonsdale Terry ...... Gunnar Cauthery Tom ...... Edmund Davies Mrs Hall ...... Jill Cardo Boy ...... Ceallach Spellman Directed by Claire Grove. Broadcast: 10 Jan 2009 14:30 BBC radio 4

11 1 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Orley Farm Episode 3 Synopsis :Martyn Wade's dramatisation of the novel by Anthony Trollope. Lady Mason has confessed to her terrible secret and her chance of marriage with Sir Peregrine has been shattered. Will her secret be exposed at the trial and will her beloved son lose Orley Farm? Anthony Trollope ...... Tim Pigott-Smith Lady Mason ...... Samantha Bond Sir Peregrine ...... Ronald Pickup Peregrine Orme ...... Dan Stevens Mrs Edith Orme ...... Amanda Root Lucius Mason ...... Jonathan Christie Sophia Furnival ...... Lydia Leonard Mr Furnival ...... Robert Maskell Mrs Furnival ...... Joanna Monro Lady Staveley ...... Pamela Miles Judge Staveley ...... Chris Pavlo Madeline Staveley ...... Manjeet Mann Augustus Staveley ...... Robert Lonsdale Felix Graham ...... Gunnar Cauthery Mr Dockwrath ...... Sam Dale Joseph Mason ...... Jonathan Tafler Mr Moulder ...... Stephen Critchlow Mrs Moulder ...... Jane Whittenshaw John Kenneby ...... Inam Mirza Chaffanbrass ...... Malcolm Tierney Miss Biggs ...... Jill Cardo Judge ...... Dan Starkey Directed by Tracey Neale. Broadcast: 11 Jan 2009 15:00 BBC

12 1 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Lawn Wars Lawn Wars Synopsis :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. Broadcasts: 06 Jul 200714:15 BBC 12 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC

13 1 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Excerpt from a Dog's Ear Synopsis :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. Broadcasts: 19 Jul 200714:15 BBC (FM only)13 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC

14 1 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Smoke and Mirrors Synopsis :Paul B Davies's black comedy is based on real events. The Great Kalanag; Adolf Hitler's favourite conjuror; is touring America during the 1950s 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. Broadcasts: 11 Jun 2007 14:15 BBC (FM only)14 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC

15 1 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Torch No.1 Synopsis :By David Pownall. Monologue exploring the mind and motives of the young Czech student; Jan Palach; who set fire to himself in the centre of Prague 40 years ago. Jan Palach ...... Karl Davies Directed by Martin Jenkins. Broadcast: 15 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC

16 1 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Ferrers Documents Synopsis :Series of four new tales of mystery and murder by Bert Coules; inspired by the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. What is the link between a slum landlord; a missing witness and a break-in at 221B Baker Street? In a case with no leads; the most important clue is that there are no clues at all. Sherlock Holmes ...... Clive Merrison Dr John Watson ...... Andrew Sachs Lestrade ...... Stephen Thorne Dawkins ...... Thomas Arnold Ferrers ...... Jonathan Tafler Alice ...... Donnla Hughes George ...... Gunnar Cauthery Mrs Radcliffe ...... Janice Acquah Johnson ...... Dan Starkey Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcast: 16 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC

16 1 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play The Forgotten Synopsis :Exploration of the onset of dementia by Anne Devlin. Alarming lapses of memory lead to Bee losing her home and career. She returns home to her family and ageing mother; increasingly isolated and frustrated with herself. Then she meets a strange creature in the park who calls himself The Forgotten. Can he help her? Bee ...... Ger Ryan The Forgotten ...... George Harris Thea ...... Gemma Reeves Anthony ...... Sean Campion Granny May ...... Stella McCusker Other parts played by Kieran Lagan and Peter Ballance. Directed by Heather Larmour. Broadcast: 16 Jan 2009 21:00 BBC

17 1 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Piper Alpha Piper Alpha Listen:Next on: 17 Jan 2009; 14:30 on BBC Radio 4 Synopsis :By Stephen Phelps. On 6 July 1988; a North Sea oil rig was destroyed by a series of explosions and a massive fire; resulting in the death of 167 men. Based on Lord Cullen's Public Inquiry; the play chronicles the disaster minute-by-minute as it happened. With Ewan Bailey; Nigel Betts; Kenny Blyth; Mark Bonnar; Liam Brennan; Stephen Critchlow; Ben Crowe; Nyasha Hatendi; Chris Pavlo; Roshan R Rohatgi; John Rowe; Dan Starkey; John Kay Steel and Joan Walker. Directed by Toby Swift. Broadcast: 17 Jan 2009 14:30 BBC radio 4 Radio 4

18 1 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial The Grand Babylon Hotel The Grand Babylon Hotel Synopsis :Murder mystery by Arnold Bennett; adapted in two parts by Chris Harrald. American tycoon Theodore Racksole buys Europe's most exclusive hotel on a whim; but is warned by the seller that he will live to regret it. Soon; a mysterious death occurs and Theodore and his daughter Nella find themselves in danger in their own hotel. Theodore Racksole ...... John Sessions Nella Racksole ...... Matti Houghton Aribert ...... Joe Kloska Jules ...... Richard Katz Miss Spencer ...... Fenella Woolgar Felix Babylon ...... Stephen Greif Reginald Dimmock ...... Gunnar Cauthery Miss Ferguson ...... Jill Cardo Servant ...... Inam Mirza. Broadcast: 18 Jan 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4

19 1 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Prayer for Owen Meany Episode 1 Synopsis :Adaptation of the John Irving novel; dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths. When Owen accidentally kills Johnny's mother with a baseball; can their friendship survive? John ...... Henry Goodman Owen Meany ...... Toby Jones Tabitha/Mrs Walker ...... Charlotte Emmerson Johnny ...... Max Baldry Grandmother ...... Eleanor Bron Dan Needham ...... Adam Godley Mr Chickering ...... Stephen Critchlow Chief Ben Pike ...... Jonathan Tafler. Broadcast: 19 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

20 1 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Prayer for Owen Meany Episode 2 Synopsis :Adaptation of the John Irving novel; dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths. How will Johnny's wild cousins react to meeting his remarkable best friend Owen? John ...... Henry Goodman Owen Meany ...... Toby Jones Tabitha ...... Charlotte Emmerson Johnny ...... Max Baldry Grandmother ...... Eleanor Bron Dan Needham ...... Adam Godley Hester ...... Sarah Goldberg Simon ...... Andrew Hoffmeister Noah ...... Henry Fay Vocal Coach for the voice of Owen Meany: Penny Dyer. Broadcast: 20 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

21 1 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Prayer for Owen Meany Episode 3 Synopsis :Adaptation of the John Irving novel; dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths. Owen's roles as the Christ Child and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come cause a stir in Gravesend; especially when he claims to have had a vision. John ...... Henry Goodman Owen Meany ...... Toby Jones Johnny ...... Max Baldry Grandmother ...... Eleanor Bron Dan Needham ...... Adam Godley Rev Wiggin/Mr Meany ...... Jonathan Tafler Mrs Meany ...... Jill Cardo Barbara Wiggin ...... Lorelei King Rev Merrill ...... Vincent Marzello Mary Jane ...... Katie Hoffmeister Harold Crosby ...... Ethan Brooke Mr Morrison ...... Paul Rider Vocal Coach for the voice of Owen Meany: Penny Dyer. Broadcast: 21 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

22 1 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Prayer for Owen Meany Episode 4 Synopsis :Adaptation of the John Irving novel; dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths. Owen gets into serious trouble at Gravesend Academy when he challenges authority. Is it just teenage rebellion or is he driven by something more profound? John ...... Henry Goodman Owen Meany ...... Toby Jones Johnny ...... Simon Lee Phillips Dan Needham ...... Adam Godley Dr Dolder/Randolph White ...... Kerry Shale Rev Merrill ...... Vincent Marzello Larry Lish ...... Robert Lonsdale Mrs Lish ...... Janice Acquah McSwiney ...... Vincent Marzello. Broadcast: 22 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

23 1 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Prayer for Owen Meany Episode 5 Synopsis :Adaptation of the John Irving novel; dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths. As the draft cards for the Vietnam War arrive; Johnny cannot understand why Owen is desperate to join the combat branch. But following his prophetic vision; Owen believes that there are higher forces at work. John ...... Henry Goodman Owen Meany ...... Toby Jones Johnny ...... Max Baldry Rev Merrill ...... Vincent Marzello Hester ...... Sarah Goldberg Major Rawls ...... William Hope Mr Meany ...... Jonathan Tafler Mrs Meany ...... Jill Cardo Dick Jarvits ...... Harry Mcentire Mother/Nun ...... Janice Acquah Father ...... Jonathan Tafler Girl ...... Donnla Hughes Vocal coach for the voice of Owen Meany: Penny Dyer. Broadcast: 23 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

24 1 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Quartermaine's Terms Synopsis :Simon Gray's funny and moving play is set in a school for teaching English to foreigners in the 1960s. It deals with the concerns of seven teachers over several years and in particular the progress of Quartermaine; a lonely man and ineffective teacher.With Michael Palin; Francesca Faridany; James Fleet; Clive Francis. Directed by Maria Aitken.Broadcast: 24 Jan 2009 14:30BBC Radio 4

25 1 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial The Grand Babylon Hotel Episode 2 Synopsis :Murder mystery by Arnold Bennett; adapted in two parts by Chris Harrald. Having bought Europe's most exclusive hotel; American tycoon Theodore Racksole is thrown in to a world of intrigue; espionage and murder. Theodore Racksole ...... John Sessions Nella Racksole ...... Matti Houghton Aribert ...... Joe Kloska Jules ...... Richard Katz Miss Spencer ...... Fenella Woolgar Felix Babylon ...... Stephen Greif Prince Eugen ...... Stephen Critchlow Reginald Dimmock ...... Gunnar Cauthery Hazell ...... Jonathan Tafler Miss Ferguson ...... Jill Cardo Tomkins ...... Inam Mirza Emperor ...... Malcolm Tierney Sampson Levi ...... Chris Pavlo. Broadcast: 25 Jan 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4

26 1 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Cancer Tales Cancer Tales Listen:Next on: 26 Jan 2009; 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 Synopsis :By Nell Dunn; based on the real-life experiences of cancer patients and those close to them. Three separate stories unfold of people learning 'how to be' with someone with a life-threatening illness. Clare ......Laura Fitzpatrick Mary ...... Dona Croll Penny ...... Kerry Owen Marilyn ...... Rachel Lewis Rebecca ...... Polly Nayler Other parts played by Robert Hickson and Julien Ball. Directed by Merilyn Harris. Broadcast: 26 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

27 1 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Series 5 To Keep Him Honest Synopsis :Four-part series of stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy. The crowds are making for Leith Links; where the champion boxer Toff Richmond is taking on a local challenger. The purse is generous; the gamblers are plunging deep; the stall-holders are doing a roaring trade. Unfortunately; so is the criminal fraternity. McLevy ...... Brian Cox Jean Brash ...... Siobhan Redmond Mulholland ...... Michael Perceval-Maxwell Roach ...... David Ashton Hannah ...... Colette O'Neil Tommy ...... James Bryce Bernard ...... John Kielty Richmond ...... Mark McDonnell Donald ...... Andrew Neil Sally ...... Laura Smales Joe Ritchie ...... Finlay Welsh Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcast: 27 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

28 1 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Dreaming in English Synopsis :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. Broadcasts: 14 Sep 200714:15 BBC Radio 4 28 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

29 1 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Cavity Cavity Synopsis :Comedy drama by Sean Grundy. Kirsty is having an affair with a married man; Adrian. When his wife Lucy returns unexpectedly from a business conference; Kirsty hides in the attic. In a panic; she falls down the back of the attic into the cavity wall. Kirsty ...... Ingrid Oliver Adrian ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt Lucy ...... Kerry Godliman Sandra ...... Hayley Doherty Estate Agent ...... Jim Howick Dan the Cavity Man/Matt ...... Paul Mundell Jemma ...... Dierdre Mullins Directed by Alison Crawford. Broadcast: 29 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

30 1 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play On the Field Synopsis :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. Broadcasts: 10 Sep 2007 14:15 BBC Radio 430 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

31 1 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Master Class Synopsis :Comedy by David Pownall; set in Moscow in 1948. Stalin and his sidekick Zhdanov invite Prokofiev and Shostakovich to the Kremlin for a music lesson Stalin ...... Kenneth Cranham Zhdanov ...... Trevor Cooper Prokofiev ...... Bruce Alexander Shostakovich ...... John Light. Broadcast: 31 Jan 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

1 2 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial The Invasion - Arab Chronicles of the First Crusade Episode 1 Synopsis:By Jonathan Myerson. The story of the First Crusade; re-imagined from the Arab point of view; using the chronicles of the period. Small-time merchant Firuz's life is changed when his land is invaded by a rag-tag army of incomprehensible; odorous and ill-disciplined warriors from the West; fuelled by religious fanaticism. Firuz ...... Andrew Lincoln The Stitch ...... Neil Dudgeon Rihab ...... Helen Schlesinger Yaghi-Siyan ...... Nicholas Woodeson Tatikios ...... Peter Polycarpou Nadirah ...... Rachel Atkins Suleima ...... Jill Cardo Anna ...... Janice Acquah Peter ...... Chris Pavlo Qilij ...... Gunnar Cauthery Shams Al-Dawla ...... Dan Starkey Other parts played by Malcolm Tierney; Stephen Critchlow and Robert Lonsdale Directed by Jonquil Panting. Broadcast: 01 Feb 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4

2 2 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Forester's Synopsis:Dramatisation of a short story by Claire Keegan. When Martha accepts Victor Deegan's proposal; she finds her new life on his farm monotonous and lonely. But Martha has a secret. Martha ...... Maria Doyle Kennedy Deegan ...... Owen Roe Victoria ...... Emma Bolger The Stranger ...... Conor Mullen Big Lad ...... Glen Barry Young Lad ...... Johnny Brennan Nancy ...... Cathy Belton Mrs Duffy ...... Aine Ni Mhuri Mr Flemming ...... Wesley Murphy Mr Davis ...... Gerry O'Brien Father Pat ...... Frankie McCafferty Dog Buyer ...... Miche Doherty Directed by Heather Larmour. Broadcast: 02 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

3 2 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play McLevy - Series 5 Picture of Innocence Synopsis:Stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy. A high court judge is dead and suspicion falls on his wife. Her alleged adultery with a fashionable portrait painter suggests a strong motive for murder; but she protests her innocence and turns to McLevy for help. McLevy ...... Brian Cox Jean Brash ...... Siobhan Redmond Mulholland ...... Michael Perceval-Maxwell Roach ...... David Ashton Hannah ...... Colette O'Neil Boothroyd ...... Andrew Clark Judith ...... Emma Currie Dunsmore ...... Simon Tait Alec ...... Steven McNicoll Minnie ...... Irene Allan Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcast: 03 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

4 2 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Deja Vu déjà vu Synopsis:Performed in French and English; Alexis Zegerman's drama tells the story of a love affair between a woman from London and a Paris-based French Algerian. When Claire and Ahmed meet; it is language that stands between them. But when Ahmed is stopped and searched in London under section 44 of the Terrorism Act; the seed of a much larger difference is sown. With Caroline Catz and Karim Saleh. Broadcast: 04 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

5 2 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Monkeyface Synopsis:By Linda Marshall Griffiths. Eight-year-old Siddy and his big sister Frannie search for their father. Armed only with a newspaper cutting of him at a peace demonstration and a memory of a trip to a beach in Scarborough; do they have any hope of tracking him down? With Aidan Parsons; Rachel Brogan; Siobhan Finneran; Craig Cheetham. Directed by Nadia Molinari. Broadcast: 05 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

6 2 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Phumzile Synopsis:By Matthew Hurt. On holiday in South Africa; British friends Tom and Pete encounter a local woman; Phumzile; when she helps Pete tackle a mugger. As Phumzile and Pete subsequently grow closer; she reveals that she is HIV positive and Pete helps her to get treatment in Britain. However; Tom suspects that his friend is being taken advantage of. Phumzile ...... Nadine Marshall Pete ...... Stephen Hogan Tom ...... Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Emilia ...... Syan Blake Harry ...... Matt Addis. Broadcast: 06 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

7 2 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play On the Ceiling Synopsis:By Nigel Planer. High up on the wooden scaffolding tower of the Sistine Chapel; two fresco plasterers prepare the ceiling for their boss; Michelangelo; who has not bothered to turn up again. As they do so; they bemoan the uselessness of the great master. Lapo ...... Phil Daniels Loti ...... Bryan Dick Pope Julius ...... Gary Waldhorn Cardinal Alidosi ...... Roger Lloyd Pack Directed by Mary Peate. Broadcast: 07 Feb 2009 14:30BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

8 2 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial The Invasion Arab Chronicles of the First Crusade Synopsis:By Jonathan Myerson. The story of the First Crusade; re-imagined from the Arab point of view; using the chronicles of the period. Antioch is under siege from the Crusaders and the local Christian men have been expelled from the city for fear of betrayal. But; with a little collaboration; The Stitch has a plan to end the siege. Firuz ...... Andrew Lincoln The Stitch ...... Neil Dudgeon Rihab ...... Helen Schlesinger Yaghi-Siyan ...... Nicholas Woodeson Tatikios ...... Peter Polycarpou Nadirah ...... Rachel Atkins Suleima ...... Jill Cardo Anna ...... Janice Acquah Peter ...... Chris Pavlo Bohemond ...... Stephen Critchlow Shams Al-Dawla ...... Dan Starkey Other parts played by Gunnar Cauthery; Inam Mirza and Malcolm Tierney Directed by Jonquil Panting. Broadcast: 08 Feb 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

9 2 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Need for Nonsense Synopsis:By Julia Blackburn. The story of the friendship between the writer and illustrator Edward Lear and his Greek manservant Giorgio; who inspired him to address the painful truths in his life. Edward Lear ...... Andrew Sachs Giorgio Kokalis ...... Alexi Kaye-Campbell Walter Congreve ...... Mark Meadows Hubert Congreve as a boy ...... Ross McKendrick Hubert Congreve as a young man ...... James Rastall Lady Wortlesham ...... Kim Hicks Directed by Mary Ward-Lowery. Broadcast: 09 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

9 2 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Synopsis:A new translation of the famous poem by Simon Armitage; narrated by Ian McKellen. Set in Arthurian Britain at Christmas time with the knights of the Round Table; whose festivities at Camelot are disrupted by the appearance of a green knight. The stranger has come to lay down a challenge - a test of courage and heart which Sir Gawain; King Arthur's nephew; accepts. Sir Gawain ...... Samuel West The Green Knight/Sir Bertilak ...... David Fleeshman Bertilak's wife ...... Deborah McAndrew Arthur/Servant ...... Conrad Nelson With specially composed music by Gary Yershon. Broadcast: 9 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

10 2 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play McLevy - Series 5 The Chosen One Synopsis:Stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy. Marianna Eagle; the 'Princess of the Occult'; is a sell-out at the Usher Hall. Do her powers transcend mortal understanding; or is she a fraud? McLevy takes his place in the stalls. McLevy ...... Brian Cox Jean Brash ...... Siobhan Redmond Mulholland ...... Michael Perceval-Maxwell Roach ...... David Ashton Hannah ...... Colette O'Neil Marianna ...... Claire Knight Cyrus ...... Angus Macinnes Donald ...... Andrew Neil Mrs Gulliver ...... Sheila Donald Craigie ...... Robin Laing Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcast: 10 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

11 2 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Monsieur Monde Vanishes Synopsis:Ronald Frame's dramatisation of Georges Simenon's 1945 novel about a respectable Parisian who suddenly leaves his wife and business for a raffish new life in the dance halls and casinos of the Cote d'Azur. Monsieur Monde ...... Richard Greenwood Julie ...... Claire Knight Therese ...... Emma Currie Other parts played by Eliza Langland; Crawford Logan and Nick Underwood. Broadcast: 11 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

12 2 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Rumpole and the Teenage Werewolf :By John Mortimer. Rumpole leaves London to defend a case in the Home Counties; where he meets up with Ben; a teenager accused of sending emails deemed to be sexually harassing; and of an actual physical attack on a girl. Horace Rumpole ...... Timothy West Hilda Rumpole ...... Prunella Scales Hermione Swithin ...... Felicity Montague Mr Beazley ...... Nicholas Le Prevost Chris Swithin ...... Philip Jackson Ben Swithin ...... Matt Smith Judge Denis Wintergreen ...... Karl Johnson Adrian Hodinott ...... Sean Baker Felicity Halliday ...... Ellie Beaven Directed by Marilyn Imrie. Broadcast: 12 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

13 2 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Rumpole and the Right to Privacy Synopsis:By John Mortimer. Rumpole leaves the Old Bailey to defend an editor of a local newspaper who is accused of breaching a successful businessman's right to privacy. Horace Rumpole ...... Timothy West Hilda Rumpole ...... Prunella Scales Mr Rankin ...... David Shaw-Parker Claude Erskine-Brown ...... Nigel Anthony Liz Probert ...... Elaine Claxton Hugo Winterton ...... Anton Rodgers Gervase Johnson ...... Stephen Critchlow Sir Mike Smedley ...... Kim Durham Mrs Justice Erskine-Brown ...... Joanna David Directed by Marilyn Imrie. Broadcast: 13 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

14 2 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Joan of Arc; and How She Became a Saint Synopsis:By Patrick Barlow. Comic interpretation of the story of Joan of Arc. Joan of Arc ...... Dawn French Jean du Cauchon ...... Jim Broadbent The Dauphin ...... Samuel Barnett Jean de Metz ...... Andrew Dunn St Catherine ......Anne Reid St Margaret ...... Maggie Steed Alphonse ...... Marc Wootton Chorus played by Patrick Barlow; Beth Nestor; Carrie Quinlan; Humphrey Ker; David Reed; Thom Tuck. Directed by Patrick Barlow. Broadcast: 14 Feb 200914:30BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

15 2 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 BBC Radio 4 Programmes Classic Serial Scoop Episode Synopsis:Dramatisation by Jeremy Front of Evelyn Waugh's satirical 1938 novel. Hapless journalist William Boot is mistakenly sent to report on a war in Africa. William Boot ...... Rory Kinnear Lord Copper ...... David Warner Salter ...... Nicholas Woodeson Corker ...... Stephen Critchlow Pigge ...... Chris Pavlo Erik Olafsen ...... Dan Starkey Jakes ...... Paul Rider Benito ...... Cyril Nri Paleologue ...... Nyasha Hatendi Moke ...... Inam Mirza Mr Baldwin ...... Jonathan Taffler Julia ...... Fenella Woolgar John Boot ...... Nicholas Boulton Josephine ...... Imogen Front Miss Holloway ...... Janice Acquah Secretary ...... Manjeet Mann Uncle Theodore ...... Malcolm Tierney Evelyn Waugh ...... Tim McInnerny Directed by Sally Avens. Broadcast: 15 Feb 200915:00BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

16 2 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play All At Sea Synopsis:Topical thriller by Colin MacDonald. David Murdoch is on a post-redundancy cruise in the Indian Ocean. Facing an uncertain future but with a healthy payoff; he is enjoying the holiday of a lifetime when the ship runs into trouble off the pirate-ridden coast of Somalia. David Murdoch ...... Grant O'Rourke Guleed ...... Maynard Eziashi Lena ...... Claire Knight Samatar ...... John Macaulay Captain ...... Nick Underwood. Broadcast: 16 Feb 200914:15BBC Radio 4 (FM only

17 2 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play McLevy - Series 5 The Reckoning Synopsis:Four-part series of stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy. Jean is busy with preparations for Hannah and Donald's wedding. But somewhere in the city someone is planning a terrible revenge; and death stalks McLevy's footsteps. McLevy ...... Brian Cox Jean Brash ...... Siobhan Redmond Mulholland ...... Michael Perceval-Maxwell Roach ...... David Ashton Hannah ...... Colette O'Neil Marianna ...... Claire Knight Cyrus ...... Angus Macinnes Donald ...... Andrew Neil Mrs Gulliver ...... Sheila Donald Craigie ...... Robin Laing Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcast: 17 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

18 2 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Lottery Ticket Synopsis:Black comedy by Donna Franceschild. An unlikely friendship blossoms when an asylum seeker and a migrant worker find a stray lottery ticket and think it may be the answer to all their problems. Salih ...... Nitzan Sharron Jacek ...... John Kazek Woman ...... Meg Fraser Directed by Kirsty Williams. Broadcast: 18 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

20 2 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Last Smoker Synopsis:Julia Dover's adaptation of a short story by Yasutaka Tsutsui; set in modern-day Japan. Cantankerous novelist Haruki; the world's last smoker; is hounded to a fate worse than death by do-gooders and self-righteous journalists; as they try to eradicate smoking once and for all. Haruki ...... John Byrne Haruki's wife ...... Eileen McCallum Yumi ...... Madeleine Worrall Kuskabe ...... Stewart Conn Doctor on the train ...... Madeleine Brolly Translated by Andrew Driver Directed by Matt Thompson. Broadcast: 20 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

21 2 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Lady in the Van Synopsis:Adaptation of the autobiographical stage play by Alan Bennett about his relationship with Miss Shepherd; an eccentric old vagrant who took refuge in a van in his front garden in 1971 and ended up staying there for over 15 years. Miss Shepherd ...... Maggie Smith Alan Bennett ...... Adrian Scarborough Alan Bennett 2 ...... Alan Bennett Mam ...... Marcia Warren Rufus ...... Matt Addis Pauline ...... Janice Acquah Underwood ...... Stephen Critchlow Social Worker ...... Caroline Guthrie Fairchild ...... Philip Fox Doctors ...... Jonathan Tafler and Malcolm Tierney Adapted and directed by Gordon House. Broadcast: 21 Feb 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

22 2 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Scoop Episode Synopsis:Dramatisation by Jeremy Front of Evelyn Waugh's satirical 1938 novel. William finds life as a war correspondent somewhat tedious; but he does fall in love and find himself in the middle of a revolution. William Boot ...... Rory Kinnear Katchen ...... Claudie Blakeley Lord Copper ...... David Warner Salter ...... Nicholas Woodeson Frau Dressler ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman Erik Olafsen ...... Dan Starkey Secret Policeman ...... Jude Akuwudike Benito ...... Cyril Nri Moke ...... Inam Mirza Mr Baldwin ...... Jonathan Taffler Uncle Theodore ...... Malcolm Tierney Sir Jocelyn Hitchcock ...... Michael Simkins Corker ...... Stephen Critchlow Pigge ...... Chris Pavlo News Editor ...... Paul Rider Hechel ...... Gunnar Cauthery Evelyn Waugh ...... Tim McInnerny Directed by Sally Avens. Broadcast: 22 Feb 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4

23 2 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Nine Days Queen Synopsis:By Amanda Whittington. The story of the trial of Lady Jane Grey; proclaimed Queen of England in 1553 at the age of 16; nine days later locked in the Tower and; within a year; dead. Jane ...... Loo Brealey Nurse Ellen ...... Emma Stansfield Frances ...... Helen Sclesinger Young Jane ...... Agnes Bateman Katharine Parr ...... Janice Acquah Henry ...... Paul Rider Guilford ...... Robert Lonsdale Northumberland ...... Stephen Critchlow Gentleman-Gaoler ...... Malcolm Tierney Judge ...... Zebedee Soanes. Broadcast: 23 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

24 2 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Mole Mole Synopsis:Richard Monks' comic tale of an amateur gardener who becomes dangerously obsessed with hunting down the mole that has dared to desecrate his pristine lawn. But his obsession hides a deeper and more damaging problem. Margaret ...... Lesley Sharp Colin ...... Neil Dudgeon Mathew ...... Robert Lonsdale Jonte ...... Paul Rider Nurse ...... Manjeet Mann Doctor ...... Gunnar Cauthery Directed by Marc Beeby. Broadcast: 24 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

25 2 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play My Name is Iqbal Masih Synopsis:By Bettina Gracias. The moving true story of Iqbal Masih; a young Pakistani boy who was forced into bonded labour in a carpet factory at the age of four; an international figurehead for the Bonded Liberation Front at the age of 11 and brutally murdered in 1995 at the age of 12. Iqbal Masih ...... Sagar Radia Khan ...... Bhasker Patel Carpet Master ...... Kaleem Janjua With Manjeet Mann; Inam Mirza; Gagan Sharma; Saikat Ahamed; Janice Acquah and Chris Pavlo. Broadcast: 25 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

26 2 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Short Ride to Dusseldorf Synopsis: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 Cher ...... Nadine Marshall Sarah ...... Ayesha Antoine Frau Nitsche ...... Liza Sadovy Samson ...... Chu Omambala German Official ...... Simon Treves Directed by Claire Grove. Broadcasts: 27 Jul 200714:15BBC Radio 4 (FM only)26 Feb 200914:15BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

27 2 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play This Repulsive Woman Synopsis:By Christopher Reason. Probation officer Tony is sent to assess Deborah; a mother who has been convicted of an appalling crime under the 1978 Protection of Children Act. As Deborah awaits sentencing; Tony must decide if she is depraved or just deprived. Deborah Hurst ...... Maxine Peake Tony Jukes ...... Neil Dudgeon. Broadcast: 27 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

28 2 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 BBC Radio 4 Programmes Saturday Play The Complete Ripley The Talented Mr Ripley Synopsis:Series of plays based on the novels by Patricia Highsmith about the suave and amoral Tom Ripley. Tom is barely one step ahead of his creditors when a stranger offers him a free trip to Europe and a fresh start. Tom wants money and success and he is willing to kill for it. Tom Ripley ...... Ian Hart Dickie Greenleaf ...... Stephen Hogan Marge Sherwood ...... Barbara Barnes Mr Greenleaf ...... Malcolm Tierney Mrs Greenleaf ...... Janice Acquah Roverini ...... Stephen Critchlow Buffi ...... Matt Addis Directed by Claire Grove. Broadcast: 28 Feb 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

1 3 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Rendezvous with Rama Episode 1 ) Synopsis:Mike Walker's dramatisation of the novel by Arthur C Clarke; set in the 22nd Century. When the mysterious space object known as Rama appears in the solar system; the crew of the SV Endeavour are sent to investigate. William Norton ...... Richard Dillane Li Kwok ...... Paul Courtenay Hyu Pieter Rousseau ...... Jimmy Akingbola Jimmy Pak ...... Robert Lonsdale Aruna Calvert ...... Archie Panjabi Gerry ...... Inam Mirza Ruby Barnes ...... Janice Acquah Laura Ernst ...... Ania Sowinski Indira Gopal ...... Shelley King Erl King ...... Peter Marinker Tamara Ruiz ...... Jill Cardo Tan Sun ...... Jonathan Tafler Henning ...... Paul Rider. Broadcast: 01 Mar 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

2 3 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A City Killing Synopsis:By Mike Walker. After a foolhardy trade in the City almost wipes out Harry Towers' hedge fund; he turns for help to family friend Bob Glass; probably the most successful trader that Wall Street has ever seen. Confidence is immediately restored and Harry's investors seem inclined to give him a second chance - until he some alarming news on TV. Harry Towers ...... Nicholas Boulton Bob Glass ...... Nathan Osgood Tim ...... David Tse Meredith ...... Janice Acquah Sarah ...... Pamela Miles Carmody ...... Sam Dale Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan. Broadcast: 02 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

3 3 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Lemon Squeezer Synopsis:Comedy by Triona Adams. A young woman faces up to the realities of life when she swaps London life for an enclosed convent. Mother Abbess ...... Margaret Tyzack Mother Prioress ...... Deborah Findlay Father Edward ...... Sam Dale Sister Cillian/Cecilia ...... Rachel Atkins Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane. Broadcast: 03 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

4 3 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Sensitive - A Possession Synopsis:Alastair Jessiman's third play about a Glasgow psychic who uses his gifts to help police investigations. When Thomas Soutar agrees to help in the search for a music student who has been missing for a year; he becomes obsessed by the missing girl in ways that he had not expected. Thomas ...... Robin Laing Natasha ...... Anita Vitesse Mrs Soutar ...... Sheila Donald Mr Paris ...... James MacPherson Mrs Paris ...... Cara Kelly Mrs Collins ...... Juliet Cadzow Guest House Manager ...... John Paul Hurley Carol ...... Patricia Kavanagh Other parts played by the cast Directed by Bruce Young. Broadcast: 04 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

5 3 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The State of the Art Synopsis:Dramatisation of the science-fiction novel by Iain M Banks. A spaceship from The Culture; a utopian society; visits planet Earth in 1977 to survey it and makes contact in order to try and save the planet from itself. With Sir Antony Sher; Nina Sosanya; Paterson Joseph; Brigit Forsyth; Graeme Hawley and Conrad Nelson Part of BBC Radio 4's Science Fiction Season. Broadcast: 05 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

6 3 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Success Story Synopsis:By Brett Goldstein. When Ray's low-budget film is picked up by a major studio; his dreams of Hollywood start to become a reality. Then; holed up in a hotel room doing endless publicity interviews; he finds the past coming back to bite him. Ray ...... Geoffrey Streatfeild Tara ...... Caroline Catz Emily ...... Sasha Pick Kristen ...... Laurel Lefkow Directed by Toby Swift. Broadcast: 06 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

6 3 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Stone Mary Shane Synopsis: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 that she must 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 Directed by Nadia Molinari. Broadcasts: 06 Mar 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)06 Mar 2009 21:02 BBC Radio 4 (LW only) Stone

7 3 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Complete Ripley Ripley Under Ground Synopsis:Second in a series of five plays based on the novels by Patricia Highsmith about the suave and amoral Tom Ripley. With a dead man's money safely stowed in the bank; Tom is living in luxury in a chateau in France with his beautiful French wife. But the clever art forgery which funds Tom's expensive tastes is about to be uncovered. Tom Ripley ...... Ian Hart Heloise ...... Helen Longworth Bernard Tufts ...... Benedict Sandiford Jeff Constant ...... Stephen Hogan Madame Annette ...... Caroline Guthrie Murchison ...... Malcolm Tierney Webster ...... Stephen Critchlow Directed by Claire Grove. Broadcast: 07 Mar 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

8 3 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Rendezvous with Rama Episode 2 Synopsis:Mike Walker's dramatisation of the novel by Arthur C Clarke; set in the 22nd Century. What is the secret at the heart of the space object known as Rama and why; years after the event; has Commander William Norton never spoken about what he found there? William Norton ...... Richard Dillane Li Kwok ...... Paul Courtenay Hyu Pieter Rousseau ...... Jimmy Akingbola Jimmy Pak ...... Robert Lonsdale Aruna Calvert ...... Archie Panjabi Gerry ...... Inam Mirza Ruby Barnes ...... Janice Acquah Laura Ernst ...... Ania Sowinski Indira Gopal ...... Shelley King Erl King ...... Peter Marinker Tamara Ruiz ...... Jill Cardo Tan Sun ...... Jonathan Tafler Henning ...... Paul Rider. Broadcast: 08 Mar 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

9 3 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Cry Babies Synopsis:Science-fiction drama by Kim Newman; set in the near future. Busy; successful couple Angela and Barty Flitcroft want a child but do not have the time to look after it. The solution is a genetically-enhanced daughter; Joy; birthed by a surrogate mother and reared to adulthood in a cryogenic chamber. Joy experiences brief moments 'out of the machine'; and as time passes each opening brings shocks and surprises as her parents and their society undergo incredible changes. And for Joy; stuffed with education by the machine but denied everyday experiences; life is not just a strange new country; but a frightening; confusing and often funny one; too. Dr Rossiter ...... Alex Jennings Angela Flitcroft ...... Natasha Little Barty Flitcroft ...... Rupert Degas Joy ...... Sia Berkeley Roger ...... Colin Morgan SleepLearn Machine ...... Sarah Douglas Aruna ...... Emma Darwall-Smith Jeff ...... Sam Alexander Daisy ...... Kirsty Stuart Ari ...... Rob Kendrick Nurse Marketa/Girl ...... Emma Handy Directed by Neil Gardner Part of BBC Radio 4's Science Fiction Season. Broadcast: 09 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

10 3 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Anaesthesia Synopsis:By Richard Holmes. Drawing on original documents and notebooks; the story of the time in 1799 when; in a town house on the banks of the River Avon in Bristol; Humphry Davy; later celebrated for his miners lamp; came within a breath of discovering the anaesthetic powers of nitrous oxide. Humphry Davy ...... Paul Mundell Dr Thomas Beddoes ...... Richard McCabe Mrs Anna Beddoes ...... Eleanor Tremaine The Ostler ...... David Collins The Journalist ...... Kenneth Cranham Mr Coleridge ...... Stephen Noonan Mr Southey ...... Richard Holmes. Broadcast: 10 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

11 3 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Homesick Synopsis:Comedy by Anita Sullivan. Jeff's mundane life changes when he is struck by an actual bolt from the blue. He starts hearing a voice in another language and his perspective changes. Then he meets a girl and falls in love. But does she love him; or the voice in his ear? Alien ...... Mark Heap Jeff ...... Paul Ritter Nicole ...... Maxine Peake Pat ...... Susan Jameson Hopper ...... Ewan Bailey Other parts played by Mai Soteriou Directed by Anita Sullivan. Broadcast: 11 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

12 3 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Getting to Zero Synopsis:By Sarah Woods. An expert panel sets an average family the task of eliminating their carbon footprint in just six weeks - and living with the consequences. With George Monbiot; Paul Allen; Peter Harper. Broadcast: 12 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

13 3 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Mayflies Mayflies Synopsis:By Mike Maddox. Douglas Scofield has retired from the world of astronomy and; following the death of his wife; now runs a fish farm with his daughter; who is expecting her first child. All he wants is peace and quiet and a chance to write his book about fishing. However; a visit from an old colleague brings news of a message from a distant world; the very sign of life Douglas spent his career searching for. Is it safe to reply? Indeed; should they reply at all - and to what purpose? Douglas Scofield ...... Derek Jacobi Dave ...... Jason Isaacs Lucy ...... Catherine McCormack Mole ...... Danny Webb Moira ...... Sarah Douglas Rob ...... Steven Cree Directed by Neil Gardner. Broadcast: 13 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

13 3 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Stone The Ties That Bind Synopsis:By Damian Wayling. When a body dredged up from a lake implicates an ex-police officer and a respected headteacher; DCI Stone has a difficult decision to make as he discovers the real truth that lies behind the murder. Stone ...... Hugo Speer Catriona ...... Zoe Henry Thomas ...... Rob Pickavance Sally ...... Danielle Henry Tanner ...... Craig Cheetham Chloe/DS Addison ...... Maxine Burth Tyler ...... Reece Noi Wise ...... James Nickerson Piotra/Lawler ...... Greg Wood Directed by Nadia Molinari. Broadcast: 13 Mar 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

14 3 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Complete Ripley Ripley's Game Synopsis:Third in a series of five plays based on the novels by Patricia Highsmith about the suave and amoral Tom Ripley. Tom sets up a man he dislikes to carry out two perfect murders; but an attack of conscience prompts him to take on the Mafia. Tom Ripley ..... Ian Hart Heloise ...... Helen Longworth Madame Annette ...... Caroline Guthrie Reeves Minot ...... Paul Rider Jonathan Trevanny ...... Tom Brooke Simone Trevanny ...... Janice Acquah Gauthier ...... Philip Fox Marcangelo ...... Matt Addis Lippo ...... Sam Dale Directed by Steven Canny. Broadcast: 14 Mar 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

15 3 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Sunset Song Episode Synopsis:Gerda Stevenson's dramatisation of the 1932 novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon; set in north-east Scotland before and during the First World War. Chris Guthrie is torn between her love of the land and her ambition to become a teacher. As Chris' domineering father struggles with the harshness of the land; her mother's fear of childbirth leads her to despair. Chris Guthrie ...... Lesely Hart John Guthrie ...... Liam Brennan Jean Guthrie ...... Bridget McCann Will Guthrie ...... Gordon Brandie Mistress Munro ...... Estrid Barton Long Rob ...... Matthew Zajac Chae Strachan ...... Douglas Russell Kirsty Strachan ...... Shonagh Price Margot Strachan ...... Sally Reid Ewan Tavendale ...... Finn Den Hertog Directed by David Ian Neville. Broadcast: 15 Mar 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4

16 3 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Where Three Roads Meet Synopsis:Sally Vickers' dramatisation of her own novel. A strange; unworldly figure appears in Sigmund Freud's Hampstead study to present the truth behind the Oedipus myth that the founder of psychoanalysis so famously made his own. Freud/Oedipus ...... John Hurt Tiresias ...... Paul Rhys Jocasta ...... Sylvestra Le Touzel Shepherd ...... John Rowe Goatherd ...... Jonathan Tafler Other parts played by the cast. Broadcast: 16 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

17 3 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Presence Synopsis:Welsh poet Dannie Abse's account of his life in the first year after the death of his wife in a car crash. It pays tribute to their 50-year marriage; tells of his grief and the poetry that comforted him. Dannie ...... Glyn Houston Joan ...... Jennifer Hill Susanna ...... Siriol Jenkins Reader ...... Iestyn Jones Wilfred/Dr O'Halloran ...... Howell Evans Keren ...... Sara McGaughey Doctor ...... Matthew Gravelle Fireman ...... Lee Mengo Directed by Kate McAll. Broadcast: 17 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

18 3 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Welcome to the Wasteland Synopsis:By DJ Britton. As chief executive of her local council; Robyn has just days to stop recycling being wiped from her ambitious environmental plans; but the credit crunch continues to put pressure on other priorities. In the meantime; her daughter Afrah provides a safe house for a fiercely committed environmentalist from Eastern Europe. Robyn......Lesley Sharp Anastasisia......Anamaria Marinca Afrah......Lizzy Watts Mike......Sam Dale Don......Ben Askew Bob/Professor Stevens......Stephen Hogan Councillor Larby/Sacha......Philip Fox. Broadcast: 18 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

19 3 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Baring Up Synopsis:Comedy by Frank Rickarby. Fictionalised account of 47-year-old grandmother; Conservative councillor and naturist Eileen Jakes' 1979 campaign to win the right to bare her naked body on the pebbles of Brighton beach. Eileen ...... Paula Wilcox Brian ...... Kim Wall John Blackman ...... Malcolm Tierney Adam Trimingham ...... Stephen Hogan Joan ...... Joanna Monro Frank ...... Philip Fox Alan Goodwin ...... Sam Dale Grace Clarke ...... Janice Acquah Robin Crossly ...... Benjamin Askew Connie Hamilton ...... Caroline Guthrie Spike Rawlings ...... Paul Rider Chairman of Council ...... Matt Addis Henry Ireland ...... Jonathan Tafler John Humphys ...... Himself Directed By Tracey Neale. Broadcast: 19 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

20 3 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Smoke and Daggers Synopsis:Political thriller by Hugh Costello; set in 1997 around the time of Bertie Ahern's election as Taoiseach. Marrying into Dublin's political elite does wonders for Joe Finnerty's personal fortunes; but the unexplained death of his ex-partner casts a shadow which threatens all that Joe holds dear. Joe Finnerty ...... Patrick Fitzsymons Fintan Sheridan ...... Michael J Murphy Oliver McQuaid ...... John Kavanagh Louise Finnerty ...... Amanda Hurwitz Gemma ...... Cathy White Murtagh ...... Hugh Costello DI Glynn ...... Frankie McCafferty Miriam ...... Nicky Doherty Conor Finnerty ...... Padraig Dooney Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan. Broadcast: 20 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

20 3 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Stone Dead Fishes Synopsis:By Chloe Moss. A young man with Down's syndrome admits to killing his mother. Then a woman turns up claiming that he was with her on the day that his mother was killed. Stone must discover who is lying and why. Stone ...... Hugo Speer Eammon ...... Tommy Jessop Jacqueline ...... Christine Brennan Tanner ...... Craig Cheetham Catriona ...... Zoe Henry David ...... Andrew Grose Jay ...... Andrew Whitehead Weeks ...... Luke Broughton Directed by Stefan Escreet. Broadcasts: 20 Mar 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)20 Mar 2009 21:30 BBC Radio 4 (LW only) Stone

21 3 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Complete Ripley The Boy Who Followed Ripley Synopsis:Fourth in a series of five plays based on the novels by Patricia Highsmith about the suave and amoral Tom Ripley. A rich young man arrives at Belle Ombre and he and Tom end up having to fight for their lives in sexually ambiguous; underworld Berlin. Tom Ripley ...... Ian Hart Frank Pierson ...... Nicholas Hoult Heloise ...... Helen Longworth Lily Pierson ...... Janice Acquah Reeves Minot ...... Paul Rider Eric Lanz ...... Jonathan Tafler Ralph Thurlow ...... Philip Fox Max ...... Matt Addis Directed by Steven Canny and Claire Grove. Broadcast: 21 Mar 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

22 3 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Sunset Song Episode 2 Synopsis:Gerda Stevenson's dramatisation of the 1932 novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon; set in north-east Scotland before and during the First World War. After her father's death; Chris is determined to stay and work the farm alone if need be. Joined by Ewan Tavendale in marriage and on the farm; Chris gives birth to a son. But the outbreak of the First World War brings devastating change to her family; the rural landscape and the community. Chris Guthrie ...... Lesely Hart Ewan Tavendale ...... Finn Den Hertog Chae Strachan ...... Douglas Russell Long Rob ...... Matthew Zajac Mistress Munro ...... Estrid Barton Kirsty Strachan ...... Shonagh Price Rev Colquohoun ...... Fraser Sivewright Rev Gibbon ...... Keith Hutcheon Directed by David Ian Neville. Broadcast: 22 Mar 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

23 3 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Road Wife Synopsis:By Eoin McNamee. A truck driver in Ireland gives a lift to a female Asian hitchhiker but gets more than he bargained for; especially when his truck is stopped by immigration officers and he and his illegal occupant are taken in for questioning. Coyle ...... Stuart Graham The Road Wife ...... Su-Lin Looi Michelle ...... Alison McKenna Sloan ...... Gerard McSorley Natasha ...... Samantha Heaney Jesus ...... Oliver Miceli Lee ...... Logan Wong McCall ...... Vincent Higgins Bobby ...... Peter Ballance Huttenlocher ...... Peter Jankowsky Nigerian Child ...... Loretta Adenuga Directed by Heather Larmour. Broadcast: 23 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

24 3 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Witness: Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke The Lake SynopsisSeries by Nick Warburton imagining the story of Jesus through the eyes of those who witnessed it. 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. Broadcasts 17 Dec 2007 14:15 BBC Radio 4 24 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke

25 3 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Miss St Andrews Synopsis By Mike Bartlett. Old grudges resurface as Miss St Andrews 1961 meets her old rival for the university Charities Queen title nearly 50 years later. Young Robert ...... Joe McFadden Jenny ...... Ellie Haddington Young Jenny ...... Tracy Wiles Robert ...... Tom Mannion Judy ...... Sandy Walsh Holly ...... Caroline Guthrie Directed by Claire Grove. Broadcast 25 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

26 3 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Gondwanaland SynopsisStephen Keyworth's drama inspired by the friendship between family planning pioneer Marie Stopes and explorer Captain Robert Scott Marie Stopes ...... Meg Fraser Captain Robert Scott ...... Nick Underwood Kathleen Bruce ...... Rosalind Sydney Helena ...... Lucy Paterson Marbury ...... Crawford Logan Hubert ...... James Anthony Pearson. Broadcast 26 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

27 3 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Stream; River; Sea SynopsisRomantic comedy by Peter Souter about sudden death and the effect it has on two dysfunctional adults and a highly precocious 13-year-old girl. Hugh ...... Alex Jennings Bella ...... Juliet Stevenson Daisy ...... Lizzy Watts Directed by Gordon House. Broadcast 27 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

27 3 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 19:45 Afternoon Play Stream; River; Sea Synopsis Romantic comedy by Peter Souter about sudden death and the effect it has on two dysfunctional adults and a highly precocious 13-year-old girl. Hugh ...... Alex Jennings Bella ...... Juliet Stevenson Daisy ...... Lizzy Watts Directed by Gordon House. Broadcast 27 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

27 3 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Stone God's Witness Synopsis By Danny Brocklehurst. Last in a series of four detective dramas featuring DCI John Stone. A woman witnesses the murder of a young boy by a notorious gang and chooses to speak up; but can she really risk her safety and that of her family? Stone ...... Hugo Speer Paula ...... Maxine Peake Liz/Sue ...... Deborah McAndrew Ray ...... Tony Mooney Anna/Shirley ...... Fiona Clarke Kyle/Michael ...... Oliver Lee Tanner ...... Craig Cheetham Catriona ...... Zoe Henry Ned ...... James Quinn Directed by Nadia Molinari. Broadcasts 27 Mar 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)27 Mar 2009 21:30 BBC Radio 4 (LW only)

28 3 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Complete Ripley Ripley Under Water Synopsis Last in a series of five plays based on the novels by Patricia Highsmith about the suave and amoral Tom Ripley. Strange new neighbours show an overdeveloped interest in Ripley's past. Tom discovers they are not who they say they are; but will his shady dealings be exposed after all? Tom Ripley ...... Ian Hart Heloise ...... Helen Longworth Madame Annette ...... Caroline Guthrie David Pritchard ...... William Hope Janice Pritchard ...... Janice Acquah Jeff Constant ...... Stephen Hogan Cynthia Gradnor ...... Lizzy Watts Policeman ...... Matt Addis Directed by Steven Canny. Broadcast 28 Mar 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

29 3 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Something Fresh Episode 1 Synopsis First of a two-part dramatisation of PG Wodehouse's 1915 comic novel. Two imposters infiltrate Blandings Castle; intent on recovering a valuable scarab which the dotty Lord Emsworth has unknowingly acquired from a dyspeptic American millionaire. Ashe ...... Ioan Gruffudd Joan ...... Helen McCrory J Preston Peters ...... Hector Elizondo Earl of Emsworth ...... Martin Jarvis Aline Peters ...... Andrea Bowen George Emerson ...... James Frain Baxter ...... Jared Harris Beach ...... Morgan Sheppard Mrs Twemlow ...... Jill Gascoine Miss Willoughby ...... Joanne Whalley The Hon Freddie ...... Matthew Wolf Mr Judson ...... Darren Richardson Adams ...... Kenneth Danziger Jones/Ferris/Porter ...... Alan Shearman All the maids ...... Moira Quirk Wodehouse ...... Ian Ogilvy Directed by Martin Jarvis. Broadcast 29 Mar 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

30 3 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Dewey Eyed Synopsis By Sarah Naomi Lee. Philippa is a librarian from a long line of librarians. When her father dies and her mother loses her wits; she tries the only language her mother understands; that of the Dewey cataloguing system; to guide her back to sanity. Philippa ...... Olivia Colman Vera ...... Sheila Reid Sheila ...... Caroline Guthrie Alistair ...... Paul Rider Directed by Jessica Dromgoole. Broadcast 30 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

31 3 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Witness: Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke Outsiders Synopsis Series by Nick Warburton imagining the story of Jesus through the eyes of those who witnessed it. Jesus' 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. Broadcasts Tue 18 Dec 2007 14:15 BBC Radio 4Tue 31 Mar 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

1 4 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Question of Royalty Synopsis Comedy by Andrew Lynch; inspired by real events. Two bungling self-employed plasterers; ignorant of the constitutional crisis their actions could precipitate; steal The Queen's wedding certificate while working on the refurbishment of the Public Records Office. Bernie ...... Johnny Vegas Danny ...... Ricky Tomlinson Sarah ...... Catherine McCormack Jan ...... Nicola Stephenson Tim ...... Tim Bentinck Farnworth ...... Rupert Degas. Broadcast Wed 1 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

2 4 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Aromatherapy Synopsis By Ed Harris. Robert returns from holiday in Thailand in crippling pain from an illness with a very unusual cure. Robert ...... Martin Freeman Oliver ...... Nigel Anthony Doctor Magisterne ...... Pip Torrens Lily ...... Clare Corbett Sophie ...... Polly Lister Directed by Chris Wallis. Broadcast Thu 2 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

3 4 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Tony's Little Sister and the Paradox of Monasticism Synopsis 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 Sheba ...... Rachel Bavidge. Broadcasts Mon 6 Aug 200714:15 BBC Radio 4Fri 3 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

3 4 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play The Monkey's Mask Synopsis Detective tale set in Sydney; adapted from the best-selling verse novel by Australian poet Dorothy Porter. When street-smart private investigator Jill Fitzpatrick is hired to work on the case of a missing University student; she falls for the girl's poetry tutor; the intellectual Dr Diana Maitland. Soon the smell of death around the case is getting all mixed up with the sick intoxication of love. Jill Fitzpatrick ...... Federay Holmes Dr Diana Maitland ...... Kerry Fox Lou ...... Linda Marlowe Steve ...... Sam Dale Bill McDonald ...... Danny Webb Tony Knight ...... Richard Dillane Mickey Norris ...... Rachel Morris Mrs Norris ...... Carolyn Pickles Nick Maitland ...... Matt Dyktynski Directed by Jonquil Panting. Broadcasts Fri 3 Apr 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Fri 3 Apr 2009 21:30 BBC Radio 4 (LW only)

4 4 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Lambeth Palace Synopsis Dark comedy by Christopher William Hill imagining the politics behind the scenes in the run-up to the selection of a fictional Archbishop of Canterbury. How far will an ultra-Establishment conservative and a barely-believing liberal go to win the top job in the Church of England? Michael Lombard ...... Alex Jennings David Channing ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Grace Lombard ...... Phoebe Nicholls Patrick Latimer ...... Murray Melvin Alicia Latham ...... Susan Jameson Simon Brooker ...... Philip Fox Anthony Taylor ...... Sam Dale Russell Graves ...... Stephen Hogan Claudia ...... Caroline Guthrie Robin ...... Jonathan Tafler Cardinal Daeneker ...... Malcolm Tierney Seb ...... Benjamin Askew Jade ...... Lizzy Watts With Kirsty Wark and Jonathan Dimbleby as themselves. Other parts played by Janice Acquah; Matt Addis and Paul Rider. Directed by Mary Peate. Broadcast Sat 4 Apr 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

5 4 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Something Fresh Episode 2 Synopsis Second of a two-part dramatisation of PG Wodehouse's 1915 comic novel. The rivalry between Ashe and Joan to secure the precious scarab is becoming intense. The obsessive Baxter is in hot pursuit and Lord Emsworth keeps a shotgun beside him in case of midnight marauders. Ashe ...... Ioan Gruffudd Joan ...... Helen McCrory Baxter ...... Jared Harris Earl of Emsworth ...... Martin Jarvis J Preston Peters ...... Hector Elizondo The Hon Freddie ...... Matthew Wolf George Emerson ...... James Frain Aline Peters ...... Andrea Bowen Beach ...... Morgan Sheppard Mr Judson ...... Darren Richardson Colonel Mant ...... Kenneth Danziger Wodehouse ...... Ian Ogilvy Directed by Martin Jarvis. Broadcast Sun 5 Apr 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4

6 4 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Feather . Next on: Mon 6 Apr 2009; 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 Synopsis 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. Broadcasts Thu 13 Sep 2007 14:15 BBC Radio 4Mon 6 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

7 4 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Witness: Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke Jerusalem Synopsis Series by Nick Warburton imagining the story of Jesus through the eyes of those who witnessed it. 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. Broadcasts Wed 19 Dec 2007 14:15 BBC Radio 4

8 4 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Beirut Days Beirut Synopsis By Kris Kenway. A day in the life of the enigmatic city where east meets west. For three lost souls; this is the day when everything changes. Narrator ...... Nadim Sawalha Mounira ...... Souad Faress Josef ...... Peter Polycarpou Nadine ...... Sirine Saba Rania ...... Razane Jammal Abu Ziad ...... Raad Rawi Directed by James Robinson. Broadcast Wed 8 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

9 4 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Witness: Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke Tested Synopsis Series by Nick Warburton imagining the story of Jesus through the eyes of those who witnessed it. 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. Broadcasts Thu 20 Dec 200714:15 BBC Radio 4Thu 9 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

10 4 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play NQ48 Synopsis Comedy by Peter Vickers about one man's quest to get out of bed. Joe is a loser from a family of losers who considers it a good day if he is up by noon. Joe ...... Jason Manford Aunty Cara ...... Fiona Allen Chris ...... Benjamin Askew Sasha ...... Lizzy Watts Dominic ...... Stephen Hogan Sean ...... Matt Addis Tom ...... Jonathan Tafler Tanya ...... Janice Acquah Directed by Jessica Dromgoole. Broadcast Fri 10 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

10 4 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play OK Computer Synopsis 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. Broadcasts Fri 19 Oct 200721:00 BBC Radio 4Fri 10 Apr 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

11 4 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Man of the Moment Synopsis A new production of the dark comedy by Sir Alan Ayckbourn; to mark the occasion of the playwright's 70th birthday. A career criminal; who has written an autobiography and is now a television celebrity; agrees to participate in a reality TV show filmed at his Mediterranean villa. Jill Rillington ...... Lisa Dillon Trudy Parks ...... Janie Dee Douglas Beechey ...... Alex Jennings Vic Parks ...... Tim Pigott-Smith Kenny Collins ...... Damian O'Hare Sharon ...... Ella Smith Ruy ...... Alan Shearman Floor Manager ...... Michael Simkins David ...... John Baddeley Film crew ...... Kenneth Danziger; Matthew Wolf Children ...... Matilda and Alfie Wickham Directed by Martin Jarvis. Broadcast Sat 11 Apr 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

12 4 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Therese Raquin Episode 1 Synopsis First of a two-part dramatisation by Diana Griffiths of the novel by Emile Zola; set in mid-19th century Paris. Therese is forced by her aunt to marry her sickly son; Camille. However; upon moving to Paris; she and her lover Laurent conspire to murder Camille so that they may love freely. Therese ...... Charlotte Riley Laurent ...... Andrew Buchan Camille ...... Toby Hadoke Mme Raquin ...... Pauline Jefferson Michaud ...... Rob Pickavance Suzanne ...... Deborah McAndrew Manager/Assistant ...... Carl Cieka Directed by Pauline Harris. Broadcast Sun 12 Apr 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4

13 4 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Shakespeare a la Carte Synopsis Actors from the theatre company Hydrocracker; masquerading as waiters in a pizza restaurant; take over a live Shakespeare performance when they hear that the real actors from the RSC and National Theatre have been delayed in traffic. Peter Quince ...... Richard Hahlo Nick Bottom ...... Jonathan Cullen Frances Flute ...... Fiona Dunn Hermione ...... Sian Webber Crispin ...... Richard Attlee Devised by Jonathan Cullen and Richard Hahlo; based on an original idea by Pippa Smith A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Mon 13 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

14 4 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Witness: Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke Beginnings Synopsis Series by Nick Warburton imagining the story of Jesus through the eyes of those who witnessed it. While the disciples are paralysed by Jesus' 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. Broadcasts Fri 21 Dec 200714:15 BBC Radio 4Tue 14 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

15 4 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Listening to the Generals Synopsis By Adam Ganz. The story of how German Jews who had fled the Nazis were tasked with secretly recording and transcribing the conversations between German generals imprisoned in a north London mansion during the Second World War. Helen ...... Rebecca Saire Purfleet ...... Malcolm Tierney Anton ...... Matt Addis Charles ...... Benjamin Askew Von Thoma ...... Nick Dunning Cruwell (Crewvell) ...... Sam Dale Boes (Burrs) ...... Paul Rider Mayer (Maier) ...... Jonathan Tafler Hardt ...... Philip Fox The Singer ...... David Revels The Pianist ...... Michael Harrison Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan. Broadcast Wed 15 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

16 4 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Dolly Synopsis By Christopher Douglas; based on the real events surrounding the selection of Basil D'Oliveira for the England cricket team in the 1960s. Having emigrated to England and been called up to the national team; D'Oliveira's one unfulfilled ambition is to be selected to tour against his native South Africa. But the administrators of both South African and English cricket have other ideas. Basil 'Baz' D'Oliveira ...... Jude Akuwudike Naomi D'Oliveira ...... Rakie Ayola Smithy ...... Justin SalingerReg ...... Tim Woodward Anne ...... Rachel Atkins Bishop of Adelaide ...... Lewis McLeod Tiene Oosterhuizen ...... Saul Reichlin Peter West ...... Christopher Douglas Damian D'Oliveira ...... Job Angus Shaun D'Oliveira ...... Haydon Downing Directed by Roland Jaquarello. Broadcast Thu 16 Apr 200914:15BBC Radio 4

17 4 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Old School Ties Synopsis By Sue Eckstein. Stand-up comedian Kit Nichols likes to satirise his boarding school experiences; but his past takes on a different light when he reads the obituary of an old school friend. Feeling guilty at having lost touch; Kit decides to confront the man who he believes is responsible for his friend's unexpected death. Kit Nichols ...... Thomas Arnold Father Dominic ...... Crawford Logan Lucy Nichols ...... Noreen Leighton The Abbott ...... Gareth Thomas William Hennessy ...... Richard Greenwood Ted Thomson/Bursar ...... Paul Young Directed by Bruce Young. Broadcast Fri 17 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

17 4 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play I'm the Boss Synopsis By Karen Brown. Successful HR manager Diane's life is turned upside down by a sinister online bullying campaign; and when she finally discovers the culprit; her world begins to disintegrate. With Lesley Sharp. Broadcast Fri 17 Apr 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

18 4 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Road to Durham Synopsis Douglas Livingstone's play about Bevin Boys; the young men who were sent down the mines instead of joining the armed forces in the Second World War. Two 80-year-old former Bevin Boys; who have not seen each other for 63 years; decide to go to the Durham Miners' Gala together and confront their memories of the past. Christopher ...... Timothy West Benny ...... Douglas Livingstone Young Christopher ...... Fergus Rees Young Benny ...... Sam Fletcher Sally ...... Faye Castelow Jim ...... Christoher Connel Michael ...... David Whitaker Older Sally ...... Jane Whittenshaw Headmaster ...... Brian Lonsdale With recordings made at the Durham Miners' Gala and at West Pelton Primary School. Directed by Jane Morgan A Unique production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Sat 18 Apr 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

19 4 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Therese Raquin Episode 2 Synopsis Dramatisation by Diana Griffiths of the novel by Emile Zola; set in mid-19th century Paris. Therese and Laurent have murdered Camille and are free to marry. Their wedding night is not joyous - it is a night of terror; and each night is the same as they feel the ghost of Camille infiltrate their every thought and action. Therese ...... Charlotte Riley Laurent ...... Andrew Buchan Camille ...... Toby Hadoke Mme Raquin ...... Pauline Jefferson Michaud ...... Rob Pickavance Suzanne ...... Deborah McAndrew Pierre/Beggar ...... Drew Carter Cain Music consultancy: Philip Tagney Directed by Pauline Harris. Broadcasts Sun 19 Apr 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 Sat 25 Apr 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

20 4 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Waiting for Di Synopsis 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. Broadcasts Mon 27 Aug 200714:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Mon 20 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

21 4 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Available Means Synopsis By Nick Warburton. Poet David witnesses the dark underbelly of an East European city and is forced; at a lecture he gives; to choose his words particularly carefully. David ...... Philip Jackson Adam ...... Anton Lesser Oksana ...... Lia Williams Directed by Gordon House A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Tue 21 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

22 4 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Gallery Synopsis Comedy by Alan Plater. The opening night of a Newcastle art gallery dissolves into chaos when a greyhound runs amok. With Deka Walmsley; Chris Connel; Phillippa Wilson; Joe Caffrey. Broadcast Wed 22 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 Off Listen Again

23 4 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Iceman Goeth Synopsis Drama documentary by Steve Jacobi about actor Ian Holm. Featuring a candid interview with Holm; who talks about his childhood; his acting and the death of his brother. It is intercut with a drama set in the summer of 1976; in the build-up to Howard Davies' production of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh; which Holm had to leave after suffering a sudden attack of stage fright. Ian Holm ...... Ian Glen Bee Gilbert ...... Charlotte Emmerson Howard Davies ...... Malcolm Raeburn Norman Rodway/Doctor ...... David Fleeshman Patti Love ...... Kathryn Hunt Joel Grey ...... Stephen Hogan. Broadcast Thu 23 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

24 4 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play 3000 Synopsis By Anna Symon. Fact-based dramatisation of the experiences of one of the 3;000 unaccompanied displaced children who arrive in the UK every year: that of Mehrab; an Afghan boy who arrives in London in the back of a truck aged 15. Mehrab Dasani ...... Donald Slack Jahandar Dasani ...... Qaseem Ansari Uncle Farrid ...... Tahmoures Tehrani Mr Fielding ...... Jot Davies Immigration Officer ...... Sudha Bhuchar Tam ...... Romesh Navaratnasingham Young Mehrab ...... Parsa Tehrani With original music by David Chilton A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Fri 24 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

24 4 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Consideration Synopsis By Robert Messik. Eleanor did not hesitate to donate a kidney to her husband when he needed it. But two years later Peter left her and their children for another woman. Now she is suing him for the return of her kidney. Eleanor ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman Peter ...... Paul Bown Eleanor's barrister/Simon ...... Richard Derrington Peter's barrister/Mary ...... Tracy Wiles Alexia/Miss Tonnel ...... Alison Pettitt Tony/Judge ...... Andrew Sachs Dr Rosen/Ben Grant ...... David Bannerman Directed by David Ian Neville. Broadcast Fri 24 Apr 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

25 4 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Killing of Sister George Synopsis John Tydeman's adaptation of the stage play by Frank Marcus. The audience ratings for the popular daily serial Applehurst are on the slide. Will the leading character have to be sacrificed to save the show? June 2009 Buckridge (Sister George) ...... Sarah Badel Alice 'Childie' McNaught ...... Lucy Whybrow Mrs Mercy Croft ...... Anna Massey Madme Xenia ...... Frances Jeater Bill ...... Tom Bevan Fred ...... Keith Drinkel Directed by John Tydeman. Broadcast Sat 25 Apr 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

26 4 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Troilus and Criseyde Episode 1 Episode 1Listen:Next on: Sunday; 15:00 on BBC Radio 4 Synopsis Dramatisation of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. One of the great works of English literature; this powerful; compelling story explores love from its first tentative beginnings through to passionate sensuality and eventual tragic disillusionment. Lavinia Greenlaw's new version for radio brings Chaucer's language up-to-date for a modern audience while remaining true to his original poetic intention. After seeing the beautiful widow Criseyde at the temple in Troy; Troilus falls instantly in love with her. Inexperienced in love; he is unable to act on his feelings and locks himself in his room to compose love songs. Pandarus; worried for his friend; eventually persuades Troilus to tell him why he is so miserable and is delighted to hear that the cause is Troilus' love for his niece Criseyde. Worried about her reputation; Criseyde is at first reluctant to enter into a relationship with Troilus. After much cajoling and manipulation; she reluctantly comes around to the idea. Pandarus is frustrated that the relationship is moving too slowly and engineers a complex plan to get Criseyde and Troilus in bed together. Troilus ...... Tom Ferguson Criseyde ...... Maxine Peake Pandarus ...... Malcolm Raeburn Servant 1/Woman 1 ...... Kathryn Hunt Calchas/Servant 3/Man 2 ...... Kevin Doyle Priam/Servant 2/Man 3/General 1 ...... Terence Mann Hector/Diomede ...... Declan Wilson With music composed by Gary Yershon and performed by Ehsan Emam; Tim Williams and Mike Dale. Directed by Susan Roberts. Broadcast Sun 26 Apr 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4

27 4 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Two Pipe Problems Episode 1 Synopsis Michael Chaplin's drama returns to The Old Beeches retirement home for elderly thespians and the company of William and Sandy; two actors who still nurse a certain affectionate animosity towards one another since they starred as Holmes and Watson in a 1960s TV series. The pair become embroiled in making sure that the course of true love does run smooth. It begins with a proposal of marriage; but they are once again pressed into service to solve a mystery. Just why does the bridegroom suddenly call the wedding off? Sandy Boyle ...... Stanley Baxter William Parnes ...... Richard Briers Dolores Sweet ...... Julia McKenzie Sir Trelawney Hope ...... John Rowe Godfrey ...... Joseph Mydell Mary Winter ...... Jillie Meers Isadora Klein ...... Susan Wooldridge Hugo ...... Stephen Critchlow Directed by Marilyn Imrie A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Mon 27 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 Listen Again

28 4 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Two Pipe Problems Episode 2 Synopsis Michael Chaplin's drama returns to The Old Beeches retirement home for elderly thespians and the company of William and Sandy; two actors who still nurse a certain affectionate animosity towards one another since they starred as Holmes and Watson in a 1960s TV series. Sandy appears in the Honours List; but a trip to Buckingham Palace to collect his award provides another mystery for the veteran sleuths to solve. Sandy Boyle ...... Stanley Baxter William Parnes ...... Richard Briers Karen ...... Tracy Wiles Postman ...... David Shaw-Parker Charles; Equerry to HRH ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt Doctor Mortimer ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Marvin ...... Stephen Critchlow Elsie ...... Linda Broughton Directed by Marilyn Imrie A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Tue 28 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

29 4 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Suing Mr Spargo Synopsis 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. Broadcasts Wed 26 Sep 200714:15 BBC Radio 4Wed 29 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

30 4 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A King's Speech Synopsis By Mark Burgess. It is 1937; the day of the Coronation; and the newly-crowned George VI must broadcast to the nation and the empire - a terrifying prospect for perhaps the most notable Briton to have suffered from a stammer. This play focuses on the close working relationship between the King and his speech therapist. King George VI ...... Alex Jennings Queen Elizabeth ...... Joan Walker Lionel Logue ...... Trevor Littledale Myrtle Logue ...... Moya O'Shea Sir John Reith ...... Crawford Logan Robert Wood ...... Chris Stanton Patrick ...... John Evitts Queen Mary ...... Jean Trend Princess Elizabeth ...... Emma Yeomans Princess Margaret ...... Agnes Fouch Directed by David Blount. Broadcast Thu 30 Apr 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

1 5 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play On the Field - Endgame Synopsis A sequel to the comic drama On the Field about British troops in Iraq; by Annie Caulfield. Life on the army base in Basra is closing down - they would all rather be in Afghanistan. Terry has got no money; the CO wants him to sing in a talent contest to boost morale and he has got woman trouble. But he is just about to get his lucky break. Mahmoud ...... Paul Chahidi Terry ...... Ricardo Coke-Thomas Padre ...... Stephen Critchlow Conor ...... Rasmus Hardiker Angie ...... Helen Longworth Jocelyn ...... Endy McKay Sgt Billy ...... Paul Mundell CO ...... Paul Rider Directed by Mary Ward-Lowery. Broadcast Fri 1 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 Endgame

1 5 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Des Res Synopsis Black comedy by Ed Jones. Scriptwriter Luke loses his TV job and has to downsize from a bohemian terrace in a leafy Manchester suburb to the dark heart of Salford. The house is a bargain and he's lived in worse; and he can handle those scallies that use his front doorstep as a youth club; can't he? Luke ...... Ian Puleston-Davies Toto ...... Szilvi Naray-Davey Kenny ...... Luke Broughton Adele ...... Michelle Tate Ryan ...... Warren Brown Lotta ...... Fiona Clarke Script Editor ...... Natasha Byrne Policeman ...... Greg Wood Directed by Gary Brown. Broadcast Fri 1 May 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

2 5 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Admirable Crichton Synopsis Adaptation of JM Barrie's classic satire about the changing fortunes of Crichton; the perfect butler. Liberal aristocrat Lord Loam favours a return to nature; with masters and servants living together as equals; but Crichton is the perfect butler and the perfect snob who adores the intricacies of the class system. He cannot help but be horrified by his master's opinions; and it will take a sea change to alter them. Crichton ...... Russell Tovey JM Barrie ...... David Bannerman Lady Mary ...... Beth Chalmers Lord Loam ...... David Timson Lady Agatha ...... Martha Howe-Douglas Ernest Woolley ...... Gunnar Cauthery Tweeny ...... Lizzy Watts Rev John Treherne ...... Adrian Grove Lord Brocklehurst ...... Stephen Hogan Lady Brocklehurst ...... Tina Gray Directed by Fiona Kelcher. Broadcast Sat 2 May 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

3 5 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Troilus and Criseyde Episode 2 Synopsis Dramatisation of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. One of the great works of English literature; this powerful; compelling story explores love from its first tentative beginnings through to passionate sensuality and eventual tragic disillusionment. Lavinia Greenlaw's new version for radio brings Chaucer's language up-to-date for a modern audience while remaining true to his original poetic intention. Criseyde's Uncle Pandarus has been the matchmaker for the Trojan hero Troilus and young widow Criseyde; who are desperately in love. But what will happen when Criseyde is handed over to the Greeks at the gates of Troy to join her 'traitor' father? Troilus ...... Tom Ferguson Criseyde ...... Maxine Peake Pandarus ...... Malcolm Raeburn Servant/Friend ...... Kathryn Hunt Calchas/Servant ...... Kevin Doyle Priam/Servant ...... Terence Mann Hector/Diomede ...... Declan Wilson With music composed by Gary Yershon and performed by Ehsan Emam; Tim Williams and Mike Dale. Directed by Susan Roberts. Broadcast Sun 3 May 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4

4 5 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Annapurna Synopsis 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. Broadcasts Fri 19 Oct 200714:15 BBC Radio 4 Mon 4 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

5 5 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Solo behind the Iron Synopsis 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. Broadcasts Mon 5 Nov 200714:15BBC Radio 4Tue 5 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

6 5 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Fifteen Synopsis By Deborah Wain. Neglected and secretly pregnant; 15-year-old foster child Ellie looks for love in the wrong place until it finds her with a power she never expected. Ellie ...... Jemima Foxtrot Gavin ...... Neil Dudgeon Sharon ...... Deborah McAndrew Jeremy ...... Darragh Mortell Directed by Nadia Molinari. Broadcast Wed 6 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

7 5 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A City Full of Swindlers Synopsis 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. Jane Leigh Perrot ...... Pamela Miles James Leigh Perrot ...... Tim Pigott-Smith Cassandra Austen ...... Lucy Black Mr Bond ...... Robert Gwilym Miss Gregory ...... Alison Reid Mr Filby ...... Howard Coggins Mr Gibbs ...... David Collins Mrs Scadding ...... Heather Williams Judge ...... Ross Harvey Mayor ...... Tom Sherman Directed by Sara Davies. Broadcasts Tue 20 Nov 2007 14:15 BBC Radio 4Thu 7 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

8 5 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Do's and Don'ts for the Mentally Interesting Do's and Don'ts for the Mentally InterestingListen:Next on: Fri 8 May 2009 ; 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 (FM only) Synopsis By Louise Ramsden; based on Seaneen Molloy's blog The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive; her account of learning to live and love with bipolar disorder. Seaneen ...... Séainín Brennan Rob ...... Joseph Kloska Psychiatrist ...... Janice Acquah CPN ...... Toni Midlane Therapist/Shopkeeper ...... Philip Fox Directed by Fiona Kelcher. Broadcast Fri 8 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

8 5 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Tough Love Synopsis By Andrea Gibb. Parents Laura and Mark don't see the warning signs: bottles not taken to the bottle bank; missing bank cards; tumbling grades at school. Then everything falls into place as they learn the truth about their son Danny; the 'golden boy'. Laura ...... Maureen Beattie Mark ...... Liam Brennan Danny ...... Richard Madden Paul ...... Iain Robertson Dr Robb/Rita ...... Julie Austin Tom ...... Jimmy Chisholm Jeannie ...... Meg Fraser Mr Brown ...... Paul Young. Broadcast Fri 8 May 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

9 5 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Point of Departure Synopsis By Francis Turnly. Controversial African leader Jonah Kotto is attending a peace summit in Belfast where Alec Murray is assigned to his security detail. When security at Stormont is breached Alec fears for Kotto's life; but is there a real threat; and; if so; how serious is it? Alec Murray ...... Patrick Fitzsymons Jonah Kotto ...... George Harris Grace ...... Ellen Thomas Clive ...... Adrian Lukis Miller ...... David Schofield Hannah ...... Aislin McGuckin Victor ...... Jude Akuwudike De Silva ...... Jimmy Akingbola Ambassador/Reporter ...... Ian McElhinney Photographer ...... Chris Patrick-Simpson Doctor/Simon ...... Ian Beattie Samuel Muntanga ...... Mark Asante Daniel Kenyatta ...... George B Seremba Newscaster ...... Fo Cullen Reporters ...... Laura Conway; Brian Murray Directed by Heather Larmour. Broadcast Sat 9 May 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

10 5 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial The Siege of Krishnapur Episode 1 Synopsis Dramatisation by Shelagh Stephenson of the novel by JG Farrell. It is 1857 and British rule in India is under threat. At first the colonists are confident that their 'superior culture' will prevail; but as the Indian mutineers show their metal; the Collector of Krishnapur is forced to reconsider. Hopkins; The Collector ...... Alex Jennings Fluery ...... Ben Askew Prince Hari ...... Shiv Grewal Harry Dunstaple ...... Matt Addis Louise Dunstaple ...... Jasmine Hyde Dr Dunstaple ...... Malcolm Tierney Mrs Dunstaple ...... Caroline Guthrie Willoughby ...... Sam Dale Miriam ...... Janice Acquah Dr MacNab ...... Stephen Hogan The Padre ...... Philip Fox Cutter ...... Jonathan Tafler Lieutenant Peterson ...... Paul Rider Lucy Hughes ...... Lizzy Watts Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan. Broadcasts Sun 10 May 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4Sat 16 May 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

11 5 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Bad by Default Synopsis Comedy by Leah Chillery. Tanya disappears with her mother's credit card to Jamaica to find her father; the man her mother said abandoned them. But when she finds her dad; he is about to marry his sweetheart; and although he is pleased to see Tanya; he is reluctant to give answers for his parental absence. With Everal A Walsh; Carla Henry. Broadcast Mon 11 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

12 5 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Sargasso Synopsis By Simon Bovey. Elver season on the River Severn - a time of mystery and danger. The wrong time and place for a young man to be searching for his place in the world. Kevin ...... Robert Lonsdale Sabrian ...... Emily Wachter Bruce ...... Ian Gelder Tan ...... Stuart McLoughlin Debbie ...... Lizzy Watts Gilpin ...... Stephen Hogan Phil ...... Matt Addis Buyer/Policeman ...... Benjamin Askew Directed by Marc Beeby. Broadcast Tue 12 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

13 5 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play In a Land Far Away Synopsis By Andy Macdonald. Jamie; a British soldier in Afghanistan; struggles to show his emotions when a friend is killed on patrol and to communicate with his young son back home in Scotland. But thanks to the help of Wali; the company's Afghan interpreter; he begins to open up and talk about his feelings. Jamie 'Bullett' McQueen ...... Sean Biggerstaff Wali ...... Khalid Laith Gavin Yates ...... Steven McNicoll Kay ...... Molly Innes Kyle ...... Hugo Homer Steve/Corporal ...... Robert Jack Officer/Padre ...... Kenny Blyth Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane. Broadcast Wed 13 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

14 5 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Woman from the North Synopsis 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. Broadcasts Thu 1 Nov 2007 14:15 BBC Radio 4Thu 14 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

15 5 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble Synopsis Comedy by Julian Gough. The story of an encounter one snowy night on a railway platform somewhere in southern England between a young Irish orphan; Jude; and Dr Ibrahim Bihi; a Somali with a degree in economics who has made and lost a fortune in the virtual goat market. As Dr Bihi relates the story of his rise and fall; he takes the opportunity to educate young Jude in the pitfalls and the glories of market forces. Dr Ibrahim Bihi ...... Hugh Quarshie Jude ...... Sam O'Mahony-Adams Herself ...... Stephanie Flanders Directed by Di Spiers. Broadcast Fri 15 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

15 5 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Buried SynopsisSteve 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 troubled man who lost everything when he acted on his conscience. Mark ...... John Lloyd Fillingham Steve ...... Michael Begley Man from FO/Journalist ...... Malcolm Raeburn Lord Justice Scott ...... Rob Pickavance Teddy ...... Wilson Presiley Baxendale/Cheryl ...... Deborah McAndrew Directed by Melanie Harris. Broadcasts Fri 4 May 2007 21:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Fri 15 May 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

16 5 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Something Wrong about the Mouth Synopsis By David Edgar. 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 Other parts played by Carolyn Pickles; Éva Magyar; Kenneth Collard; Christine Kavanagh and Joseph Kloska. Directed by Jonquil Panting. Broadcast Sat 16 May 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

17 5 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial The Siege of Krishnapur Episode 2 Synopsis Dramatisation by Shelagh Stephenson of the novel by JG Farrell. It is 1857 and British rule in India is under siege. A series of attacks has all but destroyed the Residency at Krishnapur. Now swamped with squabbling civilians; the Collector is unsure how much longer his defences can hold out. Hopkins; The Collector ...... Alex Jennings Fluery ...... Ben Askew Prince Hari ...... Shiv Grewal Harry Dunstaple ...... Matt Addis Louise Dunstaple ...... Jasmine Hyde Dr Dunstaple ...... Malcolm Tierney Mrs Dunstaple ...... Caroline Guthrie Willoughby ...... Sam Dale Miriam ...... Janice Acquah Dr MacNab ...... Stephen Hogan The Padre ...... Philip Fox Cutter ...... Jonathan Tafler Lieutenant Peterson ...... Paul Rider Lucy Hughes ...... Lizzy Watts Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan. Broadcasts Sun 17 May 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 23 May 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

18 5 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Moment You Feel It Synopsis By Ed Harris. Alf's memories come in flashes and great blank holes; along with a running commentary from the voices of his past. So how does finding a strange coat in his kitchen remind Alf why he doesn't want a bath today? A tender; sad comedy about losing your past. Alf ...... Richard Briers Young Alf ...... Rory Kinnear Pru ...... Tracy Wiles Steven ...... Hugh Ross Marina ...... Caroline Guthrie Other parts ...... Janice Acquah. Broadcast Mon 18 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

19 5 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders Old Unhappy Far-Off Things SynopsisAdaptation by Richard Stoneman of the novel by John Mortimer. It is the 1950s; a short decade after the end of the war; and two war heroes have been shot dead. The only suspect is Simon Jerrold; the son of one of the victims; and he faces the death penalty. Defending him is deemed hopeless; so the case is handed to a novice. But the novice's superiors did not count on the tenacity and wit of the young and hungry Horace Rumpole. Elder Horace Rumpole ...... Timothy West Young Horace Rumpole ...... Benedict Cumberbatch CH Wystan ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Albert ...... Andy de la Tour Simon Jerold ...... Ewan Bailey Daisy ...... Emma Fielding Hilda Wystan ...... Jasmine Hyde Reggie Proudfoot ...... Stephen Critchlow Bonny Bernard ...... Matthew Morgan Judge Cookson ...... Karl Johnson Lord Jessop ...... David Shaw-Parker Directed by Marilyn Imrie. A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Tue 19 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

20 5 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Man inside the Suitcase Synopsis By Judy Upton. Helen and Naomi attend auctions of unclaimed airport luggage; contents unseen; in the hope of finding valuables that they can sell on the internet. Helen ...... Claudie Blakley Naomi ...... Victoria Hamilton Katie ...... Lizzy Watts Paul ...... Matt Addis The Auctioneer ...... Stephen Hogan With Janice Acquah; Philip Fox; Paul Rider and Malcolm Tierney Directed by Gemma Jenkins. Broadcast Wed 20 May 2009 14:15BBC Radio 4

21 5 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play University of Lies Synopsis 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. Broadcasts Tue 27 Nov 2007 14:15 BBC Radio 4Thu 21 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

22 5 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play This is My Mark Synopsis Comedy by Jeff Young. Celebrity archaeologist Billy Eden is convinced that a magnificent painting is waiting to be discovered deep in a cave beneath the hills of Wales. But as he makes his descent into the earth with world class potholer Nessa Hawkes; his visionary quest is in danger of being thwarted. Billy's wife Sarah and best friend Pam have abandoned their yoga mats; donned their cagoules and are heading for hills - as are theme park guru Gregson and his murderous sidekick Cooper. Billy Eden ...... Dan Antopolski Nessa Hawkes ...... Cal Jaggers Sarah ...... Katherine Jakeways Pam ...... Felicity Montagu Gregson ...... Matthew Gravelle Cooper ...... Lee Mengo Directed by Kate McAll. Broadcast Fri 22 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

22 5 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play A Hit to the Heart A Synopsis By Rachel Joyce. The man with everything finds his perfect world blown apart when his daughter is linked to an act of terrorism. Peter ...... Nicholas Farrell Verity ...... Niamh Cusack Michael ...... Timothy Bentinck Sara ...... Emma Fielding Lucy ...... Angela Terence Frank ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Jim Hall ...... Jon Strickland With original music by David Chilton and Lucinda Mason Brown. Directed by Gordon House. A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Fri 22 May 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

23 5 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Complete Smiley - Call for the Dead Synopsis Dramatisation by Robert Forrest of John le Carré's first novel. London; the late 1950s; and a disenchanted George Smiley is engaged in the routine job of security vetting. When a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide not long after being cleared of Communist sympathies; Smiley investigates and uncovers a deadly conspiracy with its roots in his own wartime past. George Smiley ...... Simon Russell Beale Inspector Mendel ...... Kenneth Cranham Elsa Fennan ...... Eleanor Bron Ann Smiley ...... Anna Chancellor Peter Guillam ...... Richard Dillane Maston ...... James Laurenson Dieter Frey ...... Henry Goodman Adam Starr/Mundt ...... Sam Dale Ludo Oriel ...... Janice Acquah Nursing Sister ...... Caroline Guthrie With Benjamin Askew and Jonathan Tafler. Related Links The Complete Smiley Home Broadcast Sat 23 May 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

24 5 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Mugsborough 1917 1917 Synopsis Dramatisation by Andrew Lynch featuring the characters of Robert Tressell's novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists; picking up the story 10 years on. The residents of Mugsborough hold wildly differing views of the Great War. The politically aware favour peaceful solutions; others are determined to avoid being sent to the Western Front. One returns from Flanders terribly injured and cannot find work and one child is still unaware of the tragic circumstances of her parentage. Easton ...... Johnny Vegas Old Misery/Hunter ...... Paul Whitehouse Ruth ...... Shirley Henderson Nora ...... Raquel Cassidy Frankie ...... Iain McKee Bert White ...... Des O'Malley Bundy ...... Tom Pitts Barrington ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Charlie Linden ...... Carl Rice Elsie ...... Nicola Stephenson Sweater ...... Rupert Degas Slyme ...... Kevin Eldon Crass ...... Arthur Smith Rushton ...... Bill Bailey Young Elizabeth ...... Yasmin Gerrard Freddie ...... Jody Latham Older Elizabeth ...... Joanna Neary Mrs Meadows ...... Anne Waggott Directed by Dirk Maggs. Broadcasts Sun 24 May 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 30 May 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

25 5 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Horst Buchholz and Other Stories Synopsis 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. Broadcasts Mon 26 Nov 2007 14:15 BBC Radio 4Mon 25 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

26 5 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders Alone and Without a Leader Synopsis Adaptation by Richard Stoneman of the novel by John Mortimer. Young Horace Rumpole defends a young man accused of murder; maintaining that he is innocent until proven guilty. He faces opposition from the Establishment and receives support from unexpected quarters. Elder Horace Rumpole ...... Timothy West Young Horace Rumpole ...... Benedict Cumberbatch Lord Jessop ...... David Shaw-Parker CH Wystan ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Hilda Wystan ...... Jasmine Hyde Simon Jerold ...... Ewan Bailey Bonny Bernard ...... Matthew Morgan Reggie Proudfoot ...... Stephen Critchlow Daisy ...... Emma Fielding Peter Benson ...... Andy de la Tour Directed by Marilyn Imrie. A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Tue 26 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

27 5 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Warning to the Furious Synopsis 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 An Allegra production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Fri 28 Dec 2007 14:15 BBC Radio 4Wed 27 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

28 5 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Making of Ivan the Terrible Synopsis Black comedy by Hattie Naylor based on events in 1944. Sergei Eisenstein suffered a heart attack during a banquet to celebrate winning the prestigious Stalin Prize for his film Ivan the Terrible Part 1. Stalin had been delighted with the depiction of Ivan as a cruel and ruthless ruler. Earlier that day; however; Eisenstein had delivered Part 2 of his intended trilogy; in which Ivan was portrayed as neurotic; mad and vindictive. Eisenstein ...... Tim McInnerny Nikolai ...... Tim McMullan Vsevolod ..... Andy Taylor Stalin ...... Bill Wallis Interviewer ...... Paul Dodgson Zdhanov ...... Ewan Bailey Molotov ...... Daniel Goode Directed by Paul Dodgson. Broadcasts Wed 16 Jan 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Thu 28 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

29 5 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Listen Up Synopsis By Glen Neath. The true story of Italian radio enthusiasts who intercept transmissions from early Russian space missions and listen in as the earliest men and women in space call in vain for help. It is 1964 and the Americans are losing the space race. The Soviets are way ahead and the Americans have failed utterly in gaining any intelligence on their rivals' space programme. So it seems fairly outrageous when two young Italian brothers turn up at NASA claiming to have successfully recorded almost every Russian space mission over the previous seven years. NASA has to take notice when they realise that the brothers have also intercepted American missions and have tapes of classified transmissions by John Glenn; the first American in space. As it happens they have been sending these recordings to NASA since the outset; but no one has believed them. No one except Carla Pettigrew; an audio analyst who is now trying to persuade Major Will Spencer; NASA's technical director; that he should believe what they have to say. Featuring some of the actual recordings made by the Judica-Cordiglia brothers; including the sound of a woman dying in space as her craft burns up on re-entry. Achille ...... Giacomo Valdameri Gian ...... Simeon Perlin Maria Teresa ...... Silvia Mercuriali Will ...... Nathan Osgood Eugene ...... Dominic Hawksley Carla ...... Serena Bobowski Mike ...... Francesco Calabretta Other parts played by members of the company. Directed by Boz Temple-Morris A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Fri 29 May 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

29 5 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Sunny Afternoon Synopsis By Doug Lucie. The normality of a sunny London afternoon is brutally shattered when a man is killed in the street. Testimonies from passers-by and residents who witnessed the event reveal the personal; unforeseen and lasting repercussions of such an incident. Their lives will never be the same again. Roy ...... Michael Begley Johnny ...... Tom Hollander Kayleigh ...... Tashie Jackson David ...... Richard McCabe Pam ...... Cheryl Campbell WPC Flannagan ...... Colette Brown Avelina ...... Christianne Oliverira Interpreter ...... Teresa Gallagher Directed by Heather Larmour. Broadcast Fri 29 May 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

30 5 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Complete Smiley - A Murder of Quality Synopsis Dramatisation of the novel by John le Carré; his second to feature spymaster George Smiley; set in a public school in the early 1960s. When the wife of one of the masters is found bludgeoned to death; Smiley; out of loyalty to an old friend; finds himself investigating her death - an investigation that lifts the lid on a world of hidden passions and murderous hatreds. George Smiley ...... Simon Russell Beale Fielding ...... Geoffrey Palmer Ailsa ...... Marcia Warren Rigby ...... Sam Dale Rode ...... Geoffrey Streatfeild Ann Snow ...... Alison Pettitt Janie ...... Amanda Lawrence Shane Hecht ...... Liza Sadovy Snow ...... Matt Addis D'Arcy ...... Philip Fox Hecht/Vicar ...... Malcolm Tierney Perkins ...... Benjamin Askew Girl ...... Lizzy Watts Directed by Marc Beeby. Broadcast Sat 30 May 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

31 5 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Mugsborough Synopsis Dramatisation by Andrew Lynch featuring the characters of Robert Tressell's novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. The threat of civil unrest is gripping the country. Socialist ideas and talk of revolution are in the air as workers and managers come to blows; and an illegitimate child with a tragic secret is used as a pawn in a bigger game. Easton ...... Johnny Vegas Old Misery/Hunter ...... Paul Whitehouse Ruth ...... Shirley Henderson Nora ...... Raquel Cassidy Frankie ...... Iain McKee Bert White ...... Des O'Malley Bundy ...... Tom Pitts Barrington ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Charlie Linden ...... Carl Rice Elsie ...... Nicola Stephenson Sweater ...... Rupert Degas Slyme ...... Kevin Eldon Crass ...... Arthur Smith Rushton ...... Bill Bailey Young Elizabeth ...... Yasmin Gerrard Freddie ...... Jody Latham Older Elizabeth ...... Joanna Neary Directed by Dirk Maggs. Broadcast Sun 31 May 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4

1 6 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Tent Synopsis Comedy by Tom Green. Gavin and Fay bravely attempt to plan their long-overdue wedding. It could be in a 19th century 'medieval' castle or it could be the zoo; but it definitely won't be the church. Fay ...... Sian Reeves Gavin ...... Jeremy Swift Anna ...... Joanna Scanlan Rebecca ...... Janice Acquah Ukulele played by Hester Goodman Directed by Toby Swift. Broadcast Mon 1 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

2 6 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play On Ego Synopsis Collaboration between neuropsychologist Paul Broks and theatre director and writer Mick Gordon. Lecturer Alex is convinced that people are just a bundle of neurons. When his wife falls ill; he finds he has basic questions to answer about what it really means to be a person. But that is just part of an unfolding experience that questions not only his identity but his very existence. Derek ...... Henry Goodman Alex ...... Elliot Levey Alice ...... Susan Lynch Directed by Mick Gordon. Broadcast Tue 2 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

3 6 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Places Where They Sing Synopsis Written and directed by Ellen Dryden. Thomas has composed his first work for the amateur choir he founded. The performance is imminent. Thomas' unpredictable behaviour is upsetting the choir - and his wife Joanna. Thomas ...... Anton Lesser Joanna ...... Phoebe Nicholls Vicky ...... Claire Rushbrook Angela ...... Abigail Thaw Matthew ...... Jonathan Dryden Taylor Music composed by Derek Bourgeois. A First Writes Radio production for BBC Radio 4 . Broadcast Wed 3 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

4 6 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Avenues of Eternal Peace . Synopsis By Lucy Caldwell. Kai-Liang and Chang Li meet and fall in love in their first year at university. Becoming increasingly involved in the world of student politics; they join the protests in Tiananmen Square; where their passions and ideas are put to the ultimate test. Kai-Liang ...... David Tse Student Kai-Liang ...... David Lee Chang Li ...... Ping Ping Wong Xie Huan Yue ...... Gabby Wong Zhao Ziyang ...... Richard Woo Mother/Woman ...... Su Lin Looi Grandmother ...... Pik-Sen Lim Young Kai-Liang ...... James Ang Documentary Producer ...... Nick Hardin Students played by May Chan; Jonathan Chan-Pensley; Steven Lim; Monica Sayer; Alan Wai Directed by Heather Larmour. Broadcast Thu 4 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

5 6 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play: On Mardle Fen Series 2 Top Dog Synopsis Series of four plays by Nick Warburton; set in an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Fens. A well-dressed stranger turns up with an unusual request. He is a rough diamond; the salt of the earth; but Jack doesn't like the look of him. Warwick ...... Trevor Peacock Jack ...... Sam Dale Marcia ...... Kate Buffery Samuel ...... John Rowe Zofia ...... Helen Longworth Mulloway ...... Malcolm Tierney Bernard ...... Paul Rider Directed by Claire Grove. Broadcast Fri 5 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4On Mardle Fen

6 6 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Devastated Areas Synopsis Adam Thorpe's play explores civilian grief during and after the Great War of 1914-1918 in three interweaving stories. In Berlin; a sculptress is working on a memorial statue to the volunteers; in the valley of the Somme a glazier is repairing the blown-out windows of a church; and on the Berkshire Downs a gardener tends his roses. Sofie ...... Eliza Langland Ernst ...... Finlay Welsh Reg ...... Richard Greenwood Jess ...... Lucy Paterson Auguste ...... Jimmy Chisholm Monsieur le Curé ...... Gareth Thomas Mrs Lombard ...... Noreen Leighton Colin ...... Matthew Pidgeon Pianist Leon Coates. Broadcast Sat 6 Jun 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

7 6 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Armadale Episode 1 Synopsis Dramatisation by Robin Brooks of the 1866 mystery novel by Wilkie Collins. The machinations of the flame-haired temptress Lydia Gwilt are derailed by the workings of fate and her own lusts and longings. By unexpectedly inheriting a substantial estate in Norfolk; callow Allan Armadale comes to the attention of the beautiful and dangerous fortune hunter Lydia Gwilt. She plans to seduce and marry him; but there are obstacles in her way in the shape of Allan's pretty young neighbour and his mysterious friend Midwinter. Lydia ...... Lucy Robinson Allan Armadale ...... Alex Robertson Midwinter ...... Ray Fearon Neelie ...... Perdita Avery Maria ...... Carol Macready Susan ...... Rebecca Saire Major ...... Sean Baker Bashwood ...... Richard Durden Pedgift Jnr ...... Grant Gillespie A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4Radio 4. Broadcasts Sun 7 Jun 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 Sat 13 Jun 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

8 6 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play How Are You Feeling; Alf? . Synopsis By James Graham. It is 1979 and the Winter of Discontent. A resurgent Conservative Party has forced a motion of no confidence in the ailing Labour government. Every vote counts; so will Labour stalwart Alf; ill and dying in his Leeds hospital bed; be able to make it down to London to cast his crucial vote? Alf ...... David Ryall Tilda ...... Annabelle Dowler Jim/Patient ...... Malcolm Tierney Humphrey ...... Pip Torrens Michael ...... David Hargreaves Walter/MP 2/Taxi driver ...... Paul Rider Whiskers/Speaker of the House ...... Philip Fox Fitt/MP 1/Spriggs/Johnson Voice/Waiter ...... Stephen Hogan McGuire/Presenter 1/Station Master ...... Matt Addis Presenter 2/Train Announcer/Nurse ...... Lizzy Watts Woman ...... Janice Acquah. Broadcast Mon 8 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

9 6 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Bang Went the Sun . Synopsis By Mark Shand. Eva's mother has gone missing. But with her father sneezing in turquoise and acting high-pitched orange; can Eva and her father find each other; let alone their missing relative? A play about synaesthesia - the mixing of senses - and how a father and daughter rediscover each other. Eva ...... Lucy Jo Hudson Daniel ...... Kevin Doyle Maria ...... Sue Kelly Sarah ...... Olwen May Policeman ...... Hamilton Berstock Directed by Gary Brown. Broadcast Tue 9 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

10 6 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Puddle Synopsis 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 jail; 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. Broadcasts Thu 27 Dec 200714:15 BBC Radio 4 Wed 10 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

11 6 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Taken Synopsis By Suzanne Heathcote. The disappearance of a little girl in Simon's town brings home the fact that; since his divorce; his own daughter has no idea who he is. Fuelled by alcohol and nightmares; Simon's obsession with finding the missing girl and his failure to be a good father pushes him to the edge. Simon ...... Will Keen Amanda ...... Brigit Forsyth Peter ...... Joseph Kloska Hannah ...... Wendy Nottingham Sarah ...... Jasmine Hyde Brian ...... Alex Woodhall Newsreader ...... Crispin Clover Other parts played by Leighton Martin; Nicola Fox and Amelia Rubra. Directed by Carl Prekopp. Broadcast Thu 11 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

13 6 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play J'Accuse Synopsis By Hattie Naylor. Dramatisation inspired by a newspaper article written by Emile Zola in response to the Dreyfus Affair of the 1890s; when a Jewish army officer was persecuted and wrongly imprisoned by the French military and judicial establishment. Louis Gregori gives a right-wing and nationalistic perspective on the events that led him to believe that the murder of the guiltless Dreyfus was the correct and only action. Louis ...... Mark Heap Dominique ...... Kathryn Hunt Arnaud ...... Graeme Hawley Zola ...... Conrad Nelson Eugene/Dreyfus ...... Paul Mundell Gustav ...... Jonathan Keeble Directed by Pauline Harris. Broadcast Sat 13 Jun 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

14 6 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Armadale Episode 2 ) Synopsis Dramatisation by Robin Brooks of the 1866 mystery novel by Wilkie Collins. The machinations of the flame-haired temptress Lydia Gwilt are derailed by the workings of fate and her own lusts and longings. Lydia Gwilt's plan to marry Allan Armadale and secure his fortune has run into difficulties and her own passions; as well as those around her; are starting to interfere with her schemes. She is increasingly attracted to Allan's companion Midwinter; and he to her. Lydia ...... Lucy Robinson Allan ...... Alex Robertson Midwinter ...... Ray Fearon Neelie ...... Perdita Avery Pedgift Snr ...... GeoffreyWhitehead Bashwood ...... Richard Durden Mrs Benson ...... Rebeccea Saire John ...... Robin Brooks A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 . Broadcasts Sun 14 Jun 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 20 Jun 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

15 6 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Bit of Explaining to Do Synopsis By Graham White. Mark realises that he has made a potentially embarrassing mistake - there is a difficult-to-explain entry on his wife's credit card statement. He turns on the charm with a young woman; Jo; who works in a call centre; to see if she can make it disappear. But this is not just a domestic embarrassment for Mark - his wife Eve is a senior policewoman; very much in the public eye. Mark ...... Shaun Dingwall Jo ...... Lizzy Watts Eve ...... Jaye Griffiths Jeff ...... Ewan Bailey Trainee ...... Benjamin Askew Phone ....... Philip Fox Directed by Mary Peate. Broadcast Mon 15 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

17 6 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Gandhi's Goat Synopsis By Matthew Coombes. Gandhi and Chaplin meet in London's East End in 1931. But the real cultural exchange is taking place between Anil and Emily; members of their respective entourages. Emily ...... Teresa Gallagher Anil ...... Zubin Varla Newsreader/Receptionist ...... Sam Dale Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane. Broadcasts Thu 28 Feb 200814:15 BBC Radio 4 Wed 17 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

18 6 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Desperate Measures Synopsis By David Ian Neville. In an old warehouse by the River Clyde; Paul and Mhairi Blaze have built a successful design company. But as the economic downturn bites; they need more than grand designs to save their business and their relationship. Mhairi ...... Gabriel Quigley Paul ...... Neil McKinven Clara ...... Daniela Nardini Helen ...... Molly Innes Charli ...... Nicola Jo Cully Harry ...... Phil McKee Directed by Kirsty Williams. Broadcast Thu 18 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

20 6 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Killing the Butterfly Synopsis In Colin MacDonald's romantic thriller; two murder witnesses are put under police protection pending the High Court trial. But something goes badly wrong and they have to flee for their lives; never knowing who it's safe to trust. Barker ...... Simon Tait Hannah ...... Vicki Liddelle DCI Mulhall ...... Gayanne Potter DS Whitton ...... James Bryce Andrew ...... Kenny Blythe Matthew ...... John Paul Hurley Kayleigh ...... Laura Smales. Broadcast Sat 20 Jun 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

21 6 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Armadale Episode 3 Synopsis Dramatisation by Robin Brooks of the 1866 mystery novel by Wilkie Collins. The machinations of the flame-haired temptress Lydia Gwilt are derailed by the workings of fate and her own lusts and longings. Lydia Gwilt has found a new and more violent way to secure Allan Armadale's fortune; by impersonating his widow. Her plans now include murder; but will her passion for Allan's companion Midwinter help or hinder her? Lydia ...... Lucy Robinson Allan ...... Alex Robertson Midwinter ...... Ray Fearon Neelie ...... Perdita Avery Bashwood ...... Richard Durden Downward ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Jemmy ...... Grant Gillespie Vincent ...... Robin Brooks Girl ...... Rebeccea Saire A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 . Broadcast Sun 21 Jun 2009 15:00 BBC Radio

22 6 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Power Play 1 Synopsis First of two plays by business writer and broadcaster Margaret Heffernan about the collapse of US company Enron in 2001; combining drama with audio archive from Senate hearings. It is spring 2000 and new recruit Vanessa; fresh out of business school; joins the aggressive band of traders on the trading floor of Enron's Western Power desk; whose market manipulation; dishonesty and culture of macho ruthlessness is bringing California to its knees. Vanessa ...... Andrea LeBlanc Karl ...... Jin Suh Hank ...... Hilario Saavedra Produced in collaboration with the Centre for New Performance; California Institute of the Arts; Los Angeles. Directed by Sara Davies. Broadcast Mon 22 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

23 6 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Power Play 2 - Wilful Blindness Synopsis Second of two plays by business writer and broadcaster Margaret Heffernan about the collapse of US company Enron in 2001; combining drama with audio archive from Senate hearings. It is now the summer of 2006. Kenneth Lay; the former chairman of Enron; has been convicted of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud and is awaiting sentencing at his home in Aspen; Colorado. On the day before Independence Day a new gardener arrives; a young woman with a business background who has made a recent career change. Lay doesn't know her; but she knows him - she once worked for his company. Vanessa is determined to confront her ex-employer; and in the course of one intense day; she demands that he face up to a responsibility he has refused to recognise for four years. Kenneth Lay ...... John Fleck Vanessa ...... Andrea LeBlanc Linda Lay ...... Mary Lou Rosato Produced in collaboration with the Centre for New Performance; California Institute of the Arts; Los Angeles. Directed by Sara Davies. Broadcast Tue 23 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

24 6 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Chosen One Synopsis By Edson Burton. A conservative black family are shocked to discover that younger sibling Aaron has joined a Muslim prayer group. His sister Maya discovers that the roots of Aaron's conversion lie in his fractious relationship with his father and a terrible family secret. Aaron Skinner ...... Alex Lanipekun Maya Skinner ...... Nadia Williams Gregory Skinner ...... Burt Caesar Sylvia Williams ...... Lorna Easy Jamal ...... Saikat Ahamed Jay Andrews ...... Osi Okerafor Shantelle ...... Alex Tregear Directed by Mary Ward-Lowery. Broadcast Wed 24 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

25 6 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Qualms Synopsis Bittersweet comedy by Jonathan Myerson. When teenager Alex is diagnosed with a terminal condition; his local Primary Care Trust refuse to finance the operation which might extend his life; basing their decision on a financial formula; the Quality Adjusted Life Year; or QALY. So now Alex's parents know precisely what his life is worth. Don't they? Tom ...... Toby Jones Isabel ...... Lesley Sharp Alex ...... Ben Galpin Boris ...... Philip Fox Chairman ...... Jonathan Tafler Shanna ...... Annabelle Dowler Other parts played by Lizzy Watts. Directed by Jonquil Panting. Broadcast Thu 25 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

27 6 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Journey into Space - The Host . Synopsis Julian Simpson's adaptation of the classic 1950s science fiction series created by Charles Chilton. After receiving a distress call from an abandoned freighter; Jet Morgan and his crew must find a way to defeat the vastly superior Host. If they fail; they will not only all perish; but mankind will become a dispensable stepping stone to a new chapter in evolution. Jet ...... Toby Stephens Doc/Enceladus Control ...... Alan Marriott Lemmy ...... Jot Davies Mitch ...... Chris Pavlo The Host ...... David Jacobs Edie ...... Jana Carpenter JJ Andreev ...... Basher Savage Original music & sound design by David Chilton. A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Sat 27 Jun 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

28 6 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 News; Classic Serial Confessions of an English Opium-Eater Synopsis By Lavinia Murray. Dramatisation of Thomas De Quincey's 1821 autobiographical account of his consumption of the liquid opiate laudanum; a legal painkiller of the time; and his painful and surreal descent into addiction. Older Thomas ...... Oliver Cotton Younger Thomas ...... James Nickerson Brunnel/Tutor ...... Mark Chatterton Able Big/Ong ...... Eric Potts Betsy ...... Lisa Allen Groaty/Wordsworth ...... David Fleeshman Edith ...... Gemma Harvey Ann ...... Sara Bahadori Directed by Gary Brown. Broadcasts Sun 28 Jun 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4Sat 4 Jul 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

29 6 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Accomplices Synopsis Thriller by Simon Passmore. What would you be prepared to do to escape the grind of a life going relentlessly downhill? For former City lawyer Alice; the price is getting higher by the minute. Alice ..... Claudia Harrison Hattie ...... Emily Joyce Patrick ...... Stephen Hogan Marcy ...... Lizzy Watts Stone ...... Paul Rider Directed by Toby Swift. Broadcast Mon 29 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

30 6 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Dignity Synopsis Semi-autobiographical drama by Laura McDaid; based on the direct experience of one young couple. One half of that couple; the writer; gives a raw and unflinching account of the turmoil that led her partner to pursue assisted suicide. Lauren ...... Niki Doherty Finn ...... Robert Sheehan Dr Klaus Steiner ...... Wolf Kahler Tom ...... Mark Lambert Liam ...... Luke Griffin Margaret ...... Julia Dearden Caller/Doctor ...... Patrick Fitzsymons Nurse ...... Miche Doherty Female Volunteer ...... Brigitte Brosit Directed by John Simpson. Broadcast Tue 30 Jun 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4



1 7 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Torchwood - Asylum Synopsis By Anita Sullivan. When PC Andy arrests a teenager for shoplifting; he thinks it is going to be a routine case. Then he sees the weapon she is carrying and decides to call in the Torchwood team. Under questioning from Gwen; the girl remembers her name but little else; and when she speaks it is in a strange mix of English and Scandinavian; but with a Cardiff accent. Then the girl's blood tests come through and the team is faced with a dilemma. Jack ...... John Barrowman Gwen ...... Eve Myles Ianto ...... Gareth David-Lloyd PC Andy ...... Tom Price Freda ...... Erin Richards Security Guard ...... Matthew Gravelle Policewoman ...... Sara McGaughey Dog Walker ...... Dick Bradnum Girl ...... Isabel Lewis Directed by Kate McAll.Broadcast Wed 1 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4



Woman's Hour Drama Sacred Hearts Ecstasy Synopsis Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant; set in a convent in Renaissance Italy; where a young woman has been placed against her will. At The Feast of St Agnes; Serafina sings for the first time and is rewarded by an unexpected voice from the audience. Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins Zuana ...... Geraldine James Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer Letizia ...... Ayesha Antoine Magdalene ...... Helen Ryan Dramtised by Rachel Joyce. The music has been specially recorded by Musica Secreta; available on the CD Sacred Hearts; Secret Music. A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Wed 1 Jul 2009 19:45 BBC Radio 4



2 7 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Torchwood - Golden Age Synopsis By James Goss. The Torchwood team are led to Delhi on the trail of a dangerous energy field. As the field grows; they witness the simultaneous disappearance of hundreds of people. Jack discovers that the field centres on an old colonial mansion; Torchwood India. Shocked to find that Torchwood India is still going strong after he shut it down himself over 80 years ago; he is even more surprised to find that its members; including his old flame the Duchess; haven't aged a day. Jack ...... John Barrowman Gwen ...... Eve Myles Ianto ...... Gareth David-Lloyd The Duchess ...... Jasmine Hyde Mr Daz ...... Amerjit Dew Mahajan ...... Ravin J Ganatra Gissing ...... Richard Mitchley Directed by Kate McAll. Broadcast Thu 2 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4



2 7 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 19:45 Woman's Hour Drama Sacred Hearts - Fever Synopsis Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant; set in a convent in Renaissance Italy; where a young woman has been placed against her will. While the convent is hit by fever; Serafina begins to make her plans for escape. Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins Zuana ...... Geraldine James Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer Umiliana ...... Sian Thomas Letizia ...... Ayesha Antoine Dramtised by Rachel Joyce. A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Thu 2 Jul 2009 19:45 BBC Radio 4





3 7 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Torchwood - The Dead Line Synopsis By Phil Ford. When a Cardiff hospital is inundated with patients who have fallen into coma -like trances; Torchwood move in to investigate. The trances appear to have been triggered by phone calls; all received on retro phones and made from a number that hadn't been active for over 30 years. Determined to find out who has been calling the unfortunate victims; Jack rings the mysterious number; but the line is dead. But then it calls Jack back. Jack ...... John Barrowman Gwen ...... Eve Myles Ianto ...... Gareth David-Lloyd Rhys ...... Kai Owen Stella ...... Dona Croll Jan ...... Eiry Thomas Bob ...... Matthew Gravelle Tyler ...... Brendan Charleson Directed by Kate McAll. Broadcast Fri 3 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4



4 7 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Utz Synopsis Dramatisation by Gregory Norminton of the last novel written by Bruce Chatwin. A British academic travels to 1960s Prague to research the art collection of Rudolf II and meets the eccentric and dogged porcelain collector; Kaspar Joachim Utz. From this encounter an extraordinary story of obsession and survival emerges. For years; Utz has protected his vast collection of Meissen figurines from Nazis; Stalinist ideologues and the demands of communist museum curators. Utz/Janitor ...... Jack Klaff Marta ...... Pam Ferris Dr Orlik/Curator ...... Sam Kelly Narrator ...... Daniel Weyman Oxford Don/Man/Head Waiter ...... Gregory Norminton Elena/Teresa Kryl ...... Michaela Stonisova Ana/Photographer ...... Dolya Gavanski Directed by Marilyn Imrie A Corporation For Independent Media production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Sat 4 Jul 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4



5 7 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial The Complete Smiley - The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Episode 1 Next on: Saturday; 21:00 on BBC Radio 4 Synopsis Dramatisation by Robert Forrest of John le Carre's classic novel featuring intelligence officer George Smiley. Berlin; the early 1960s - the Wall is up between East and West and the Cold War is at freezing point. Alec Leamas is Circus Head of Station in Berlin; and his network of agents in East Germany is in great danger. Smiley ...... Simon Russell Beale Alec Leamas ...... Brian Cox Liz Gold ...... Ruth Gemmell Control ...... John Rowe Peter Guillam ...... Richard Dillane Elsie/Elvira ...... Siobhan Redmond Ashe ...... Jamie Newall Miss Crail ...... Liza Sadovy Mr Pitt ...... Philip Fox Grocer ...... David Hargreaves CIA Man ...... Benjamin Askew. Broadcasts Sun 5 Jul 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 11 Jul 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4



6 7 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play In Mates Synopsis Comedy by Sue Teddern. Michelle from Orpington sends audio tapes to her new pen pal; Randall - who is on Death Row. Michelle is a happy woman; with a lovely social life; and poor Randall could do with this outlet; surely. Or at least; that's how the relationship begins. Michelle ...... Pauline Quirke Joyce ...... Gillian Wright Kirsty ...... Lizzy Watts Pavel ...... Benjamin Askew Brian ...... Malcolm Tierney Chrissie ...... Annabelle Dowler Directed by Jessica Dromgoole. Broadcast Mon 6 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 7 7 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Chameleon Synopsis 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. Broadcasts Mon 10 Dec 200714:15 BBC Radio 4Tue 7 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

8 7 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Chameleon in Town Synopsis By Vicky Meer. The continuing adventures of witness protection couple Mo and Donna Marie. Mo is back from the dead; trying to stay out of trouble and build a life with Donna Marie; the woman he fell in love with in his previous witness protection incarnation. But the police require his testimony in another high profile case and the couple are embedded in the bustle of life in East London and the local mosque. Mo has never found it easy to keep a low profile; and when he takes on the gangster Simeon Gideon he puts himself and Donna Marie in grave danger. Mo ...... Navin Chowdhry Donna Marie ...... Hilary MacLean Charles Baldico ...... James Quinn Ms Assumpta Young/Frieda ...... Kate Layden Tariq /Simeon Gideon ...... Seamus O'Neill Aftab ...... Archie Lal Sgt Adabie ...... Declan Wilson Directed by Stefan Escreet Broadcast Wed 8 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

9 7 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Night Horse Synopsis By Catrin Clarke; set on the outskirts of Cardiff. Tensions grow as a mother and daughter wait for a soldier to come back from Afghanistan. Sian ...... Eiry Thomas Dee ...... Carli Hughes Nansi ...... Catrin Stewart Riding Instructor ...... Keiron Self Directed by Polly Thomas. Broadcast Thu 9 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only) Afternoon Play: Dignity

10 7 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Poetry for Beginners Poetry for BeginnersListen:Availability: Synopsis Comedy drama by Kathryn Simmonds. During a residential writing course deep in the Shropshire countryside; poetry gives rise to lustful urges; ruthless artistic ambition and simmering rivalries. Celia ...... Joanna Tope Fran ...... Emma Currie William ...... Crawford Logan Moira ...... Ann Scott Jones Nick ...... Nick Farr Directed by David Jackson Young. Broadcasts Wed 27 Feb 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Fri 10 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

11 7 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Windsor Jewels Saturday; 14:30 on BBC Radio 4 (FM only) Synopsis 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' jewels; worth millions; were stolen. Conspiracy theories abounded. Was it an inside job by the Royal Family; or even an insurance fraud by the Duke and Duchess? 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. Broadcasts Sat 2 Jun 200714:30 BBC Radio 4Sat 11 Jul 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

11 7 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: The Complete Smiley - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

12 7 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial The Complete Smiley - The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Episode 2 Synopsis Dramatisation by Robert Forrest of John le Carre's classic novel featuring intelligence officer George Smiley. The trap is set to catch the East German spymaster who has ruthlessly destroyed Alec Leamas's Berlin network - and the bait is Leamas himself. Smiley ...... Simon Russell Beale Alec Leamas ...... Brian Cox Fiedler ...... Henry Goodman Liz Gold ...... Ruth Gemmell Control ...... John Rowe Peter Guillam ...... Richard Dillane Mundt ...... Sam Dale Ashe ...... Jamie Newall Doorman ...... Stephen Hogan Miss Crail ...... Liza Sadovy Mr Pitt ...... Philip Fox Grocer ...... David Hargreaves CIA Man ...... Benjamin Askew. Broadcast Sun 12 Jul 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

13 7 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Be My Baby Monday; 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 Synopsis Amanda Whittington's drama-documentary combines the fictional stories of young women who gave up their illegitimate babies for adoption in the 1960s with the real stories of three adoptees; now in their forties; who have made contact with their mothers. Mary ...... Laura Molyneux Queenie ...... Alinka Wright Norma ...... Joannah Tincey Matron ...... Rachel Atkins. Broadcasts Thu 7 Feb 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Mon 13 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

14 7 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play McLevy - Series 5 To Keep Him Honest Synopsis Four-part series of stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy. The crowds are making for Leith Links; where the champion boxer Toff Richmond is taking on a local challenger. The purse is generous; the gamblers are plunging deep; the stall-holders are doing a roaring trade. Unfortunately; so is the criminal fraternity. McLevy ...... Brian Cox Jean Brash ...... Siobhan Redmond Mulholland ...... Michael Perceval-Maxwell Roach ...... David Ashton Hannah ...... Colette O'Neil Tommy ...... James Bryce Bernard ...... John Kielty Richmond ...... Mark McDonnell Donald ...... Andrew Neil Sally ...... Laura Smales Joe Ritchie ...... Finlay Welsh Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcasts Tue 27 Jan 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4Tue 14 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

15 7 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Night They Tried to Kidnap the Prime Minister Synopsis Martin Jameson's fictionalised account of the incident in 1964 when a group of students attempted to kidnap the then-Prime Minister; Sir Alec Douglas-Home; in Scotland. Sir Alec ...... Tim McInnerny Robbie ...... Chris Starkie Eric ...... Benjamin Askew Sheila ...... Michelle Duncan The Girl ...... Grainne Dromgoole With Annabelle Dowler and David Hargreaves. Directed by Jeremy Mortimer. Broadcast Wed 15 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

16 7 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Understanding Synopsis Written to accompany the new series of Inside the Ethics Committee and produced in association with the Open University; PG Morgan's drama tackles the emotional realities of dealing with an ethical dilemma. A young Jehovah's Witness is urgently admitted to hospital and prepared to have her baby delivered by Caesarian section. What happens in the next few minutes will test the judgement - and the understanding - of everyone in the room. Directed by Jonquil Panting. Broadcast Thu 16 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

17 7 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Incident at Boulonvilliers By Dave Sheasby. It is June 1982 and the Falklands War is drawing to a close. Three WWII veterans return to Normandy on a coach trip and are forced to confront a difficult incident back in 1944 and also their own 'heroism'. Frank ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Tommy ...... Michael Mears Arthur ...... David Hargreaves Mandy ...... Ella Smith Madame ...... Gabrielle Reidy Directed by David Hunter. Broadcast Fri 17 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

18 7 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Statement of Regret By Kwame Kwei-Armah. The Year of Obama should be an opportunity for Kwaku's black policy think-tank to flourish. But Kwaku is still grieving for his father and his latest misjudged proposal is about to explode. Kwaku ...... Don Warrington Michael ...... Colin McFarlane Idrissa ...... Nyasha Hatendi Adrian ...... Damian Lynch Issi ...... Janice Acquah Junior ...... Jimmy Akingbola Lola ...... Ellen Thomas Val ...... Trevor Laird Soby ...... Oscar James Directed by Alison Hindell. Broadcast Sat 18 Jul 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

18 7 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: The Complete Smiley- The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

19 7 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial The Complete Smiley - The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Episode 3 Dramatisation by Robert Forrest of John le Carre's classic novel featuring intelligence officer George Smiley. The deadly game of deceit and betrayal reaches its climax at the foot of the Berlin Wall. Smiley ...... Simon Russell Beale Alec Leamas ...... Brian Cox Fiedler ...... Henry Goodman Mundt ...... Sam Dale Liz Gold ...... Ruth Gemmell Ashe ...... Jamie Newall Tribunal President ...... Siobhan Redmond Peter Guillam ...... Richard Dillane Commissar ...... Liza Sadovy Agent ...... Stephen Hogan Miss Crail ...... Liza Sadovy Mr Pitt ...... Philip Fox Grocer ...... David Hargreaves CIA Man ...... Benjamin Askew This episode is available until 3.00pm on 26th July as part of the Series Catch-up Trial. Broadcasts Sun 19 Jul 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 25 Jul 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

20 7 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The King of Sootland By Richard Hurford. In the early days of Queen Victoria's reign; a boy and a teenage girl - who he assumes to be a new maidservant but is in fact the young Victoria - go on an adventure through the chimneys of Buckingham Palace. Queen Victoria ...... Daisy Marsden Boy Cotton ...... Aidan Parsons Duchess Of Kent ...... Olwen May Sir John Conroy ...... Jonathan Keeble Mr Diggle ...... Malcolm Raeburn Directed by Nadia Molinari. Broadcast Mon 20 Jul 200914:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

21 7 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play McLevy - Series 5 Picture of Innocence Stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy. A high court judge is dead and suspicion falls on his wife. Her alleged adultery with a fashionable portrait painter suggests a strong motive for murder; but she protests her innocence and turns to McLevy for help. McLevy ...... Brian Cox Jean Brash ...... Siobhan Redmond Mulholland ...... Michael Perceval-Maxwell Roach ...... David Ashton Hannah ...... Colette O'Neil Boothroyd ...... Andrew Clark Judith ...... Emma Currie Dunsmore ...... Simon Tait Alec ...... Steven McNicoll Minnie ...... Irene Allan Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcasts Tue 3 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4Tue 21 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

22 7 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Chronicles of Ait By Michael Butt. In the east coast settlement of Ait; a young girl is upsetting a normal life with her claims to second sight. Psychologist Alice Pyper arrives with tried-and-tested solutions but finds that what works elsewhere is dangerously ineffectual in Ait. Linus Scott ...... Greg Wise Alice Pyper ...... Hattie Morahan Linny Custer ...... Lydia Fewell Maddie Custer ...... Lisa Ellis Mrs Flowers ...... Patience Tomlinson Alan ...... Bruno Skapensky Directed by John Taylor A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Wed 22 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

23 7 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Second Life Comic drama by Adam Beeson; adapted from a short story by the 19th-century Brazilian writer Machado de Assis. Anxious to avoid all the mistakes in his life; a man appeals to Heaven to allow him to be born again with 'experience'. But in his second life this precious knowledge proves no use at all. Father Caldos ...... John Bett Jose Maria ...... Richard Conlon Dona Clemencia ...... Lucy Paterson Lucas ...... John Macaulay Prophet Job ...... Mark McDonnell Other parts played by the cast. Directed by Bruce Young. Broadcast Thu 23 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

24 7 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Investigating Mr Thomas Based on a true story; Rob Gittins's play draws on archive material. When Time magazine printed a warts-and-all article about Dylan Thomas in 1953; the poet sued them for libel. Needing to gather more evidence; the magazine hired a private detective to shadow Thomas in New York. Detective ...... Trevor White Editor ...... Doug Ballard Beth ...... Genevieve Adam Nora ...... Laurel Lefkow Taxi Driver ...... Rhys Parry Jones Guard ...... Richard Elfyn. Broadcasts Wed 12 Mar 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Fri 24 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

25 7 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 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 Directed by Claire Grove. Broadcasts Sat 3 Feb 200714:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 25 Jul 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

25 7 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: The Complete Smiley- The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

26 7 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Tennyson's Maud Joseph Millson reads Alfred; Lord Tennyson's 1855 dark and lyrical poem Maud to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the poet's birth. A disturbed young man roams the windswept hills; haunted by his father's suicide and his mother's early death. He blames his father's old friend; the lord of the Hall; for his ruin. The young man was betrothed to Maud; the lord's daughter; when they were children; but she and her family left the area after the suicide. But now there are workmen up at the Hall - Maud has come home. With Kathryn Nutbeem. Sound design by Christopher Shutt. Directed by Abigail le Fleming. Broadcasts Sun 26 Jul 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4Sat 1 Aug 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

27 7 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Antimacassars and Ylang Ylang Conditioner Comedy by Ian Potter. Eighty-year-old Frank is obsessed with coffee. One day; when he thinks he has run out; a trip to the shops turns into an odyssey. Frank ...... Russell Dixon Ewan ...... Stephen Hoyle Nick ...... Reece Noi Mrs Johnson ...... Sue Ryding Shopkeeper ...... Balvinder Sopal Dave ...... Greg Wood Jiri/Rob ...... Matt McGuirk Directed by Gary Brown. Broadcast Mon 27 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

28 7 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play McLevy - Series 5 The Chosen One Stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy. Marianna Eagle; the 'Princess of the Occult'; is a sell-out at the Usher Hall. Do her powers transcend mortal understanding; or is she a fraud? McLevy takes his place in the stalls. McLevy ...... Brian Cox Jean Brash ...... Siobhan Redmond Mulholland ...... Michael Perceval-Maxwell Roach ...... David Ashton Hannah ...... Colette O'Neil Marianna ...... Claire Knight Cyrus ...... Angus Macinnes Donald ...... Andrew Neil Mrs Gulliver ...... Sheila Donald Craigie ...... Robin Laing Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcasts Tue 10 Feb 2009 14:15BBC Radio 4Tue 28 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

29 7 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Ladies' Day By Amanda Whittington. To celebrate her early retirement; Pearl takes her two best friends from work for a day at the races. The outing becomes a rollercoaster ride of emotions; changing fortunes and some unexpected revelations. Pearl ...... Katharine Rogers Jan ...... Lynda Rooke Shelley ...... Louise Kempton Kevin ...... John McAndrew Jack ...... Robert Gwilym Announcer ...... Charlie Parkin Directed by Sara Davies. Broadcast Wed 29 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

30 7 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Marmalade for Comrade Philby Black comedy by Christopher William Hill. When mediocre novelist Patrick Bradyn discovers that his French translator has reworked his latest spy novel as autobiography; he finds himself with a profound moral conundrum. Patrick Bradyn ...... Bill Nighy Hannah Olrod ...... Penelope Wilton Delphine Barbret ...... Rachel Atkins Ken ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Lottie ...... Claudia Elmhirst Barlow ...... Adrian Scarborough With original music by Lucinda Mason Brown. A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Thu 30 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

31 7 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Telling the Bees By Rebecca Trick-Walker. After the death of her husband; May struggles to come to terms with her grief. Solace is at hand; but from an unexpected quarter - and only if May can summon the courage to face some long-held fears. May ...... Kika Markham Alex ...... Victoria John Ed ...... Howell Evans The Story of the Bees ...... Dorian Thomas Music by Jane Watkins. Directed by Sam Hoyle. Broadcast Fri 31 Jul 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

31 7 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Series 2 The Prodigal Fraudster Second series of three political dramas.By Mike Harris. MP Bobby Khan has his sights set on a ministerial post; but things don't go quite to plan. Bobby's mother Elizabeth is also delivered a shock which changes the family dynamics forever. An unexpected visitor brings danger to the Khan household as the murky world of fraud and double dealings are brought to the fore.Bobby Khan ...... Zubin Varla Elizabeth Khan ...... Barbara Marten Lucy Khan ...... Nicola Stephenson Imran Khan ...... Bhasker Patel Mike Winters ...... Michael Feast Wasim ...... Christopher Bisson Barry ...... Lee Boardman Isabella ...... Fiona Clarke David Hart ...... James Quinn Sara Khan ...... Millie Rose Kinsey Directed by Pauline Harris. Broadcast Fri 31 Jul 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

1 8 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Last Night; Another Soldier By Andy McNab. Eighteen-year-old Briggsy is just three weeks into his first posting in Afghanistan and is thrilled to be part of the action. But when his Rifle Section loses a man in battle; Briggsy is forced to confront the realities of war. Briggsy ...... Russell Tovey Si ...... Lloyd Thomas Flash ...... Paul Rider Toki ...... Damian Lynch Mackenzie/John ...... Stephen Hogan Mum/Helicopter pilot/Radio Operator ...... Janice Acquah Emma/Tannoy ...... Caroline Guthrie Newsreader/Cookie ...... Matt Addis Directed by Vernee Samuel. Broadcast Sat 1 Aug 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

1 8 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Tennyson's Maud

2 8 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Ruth Episode 1 Dramatisation by Ellen Dryden of the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. Sixteen-year-old orphan Ruth Hilton is apprenticed as a dressmaker to the hard-bitten Mrs Mason; because she is too much of an inconvenience for her legal guardian. A job as a seamstress for a Hunt Ball and an encounter with a young man have far-reaching consequences. Ruth ...... Laura Rees Bellingham ...... Rory Kinnear Benson ...... Anton Lesser Mrs Mason ...... Abigail Thaw Guardian/Jones/Thomas ...... Richard Hope Nelly/Mrs Bellingham ...... Alison Skilbeck Miss Duncombe ...... Aimee Cowen Jenny ...... Helen Jenkinson Bessie ...... Daisy Ashford Directed by Ellen Dryden. Broadcasts Sun 2 Aug 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 8 Aug 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

3 8 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Forty-Three Fifty-Nine- Assassins By John Dryden and Mike Walker. Henry; a professional killer; is sent to Hastings to assassinate a hedge fund manager. He has brought his daughter Cathy along; who he hopes will one day take over the family business. But all is not right in Henry's mind; and what should be a routine job begins to spiral out of control. Henry ...... Rob Jarvis Bryant ...... Nicholas Farrell Angela ...... Emily Beecham Cathy ...... Meghan Haggerty A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Mon 3 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

4 8 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play McLevy - Series 5 The Reckoning Series of stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective; based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy. Jean is busy with preparations for Hannah and Donald's wedding. But somewhere in the city someone is planning a terrible revenge; and death stalks McLevy's footsteps. McLevy ...... Brian Cox Jean Brash ...... Siobhan Redmond Mulholland ...... Michael Perceval-Maxwell Roach ...... David Ashton Hannah ...... Colette O'Neil Marianna ...... Claire Knight Cyrus ...... Angus Macinnes Donald ...... Andrew Neil Mrs Gulliver ...... Sheila Donald Craigie ...... Robin Laing Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcasts Tue 17 Feb 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Tue 4 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

5 8 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Tower By Richard Monks. Mashama is on the run from his home; Eva believes she can't return to hers. Music brings them together at a motorway service station; but the law is not far behind. Eva ...... Cristina Catalina Mashama ...... Lucian Msamati Neil ...... Stephen Hogan Carol ...... Lorraine Ashbourne Crosby ...... John Lightbody Geoff ...... John Hollingworth Denise ...... Annabelle Dowler Driver ...... David Hargreaves. Broadcast Wed 5 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

6 8 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Normal and Nat By Debbie Oates. Nat's life spirals out of control after she describes hearing voices in her head; until a sympathetic teacher helps to unlock the obsessive musical way in which Nat thinks. Nat ...... Rebecca Ryan Miss Davies ...... Elizabeth Berrington Mix ...... Jamil Thomas Shanice ...... Wunmi Mosaku Jane ...... Sue Devaney Paul/HeadteacherDavid Fleeshman Pianist ...... Jonathan Scott The Voice in Nat's Head ...... Emma Johnson With Chorlton High School Choir and The RNCM Gospel Choir. Directed by Nadia Molinari. Broadcast Thu 6 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

7 8 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Bearing the Cross Ken Blakeson's play tells the story of the Battle of Rorke's Drift and the effect it had on three of the soldiers who fought in it. William Jones VC ...... Nigel Anthony Robert Jones VC ...... Sebastian Harcombe Henry Hook VC ...... Jon Strickland Landlord/Buffalo Bill ...... Robert Blythe Barmaid ...... Bethan Walker Original music by David Chilton A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Thu 13 Mar 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Fri 7 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

7 8 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Series 2 The Enemy Within Second series of three political dramas. By Jon Sen. MP Bobby Khan is blackmailed over an alleged homosexual affair he had at university. Bobby ...... Zubin Varla Imran ...... Bhasker Patel Lucy ...... Nicola Stephenson Wasim ...... Christopher Bisson David Hart/Geraint ...... James Quinn Terry ...... John McArdle Shazia/Woman ...... Balvinder Sopal Ali ...... Darren Kuppan Graham ...... Jonathan Keeble Sara ...... Millie Rose Kinsey Political adviser Andrew Russell Directed by Pauline Harris. Broadcast Fri 7 Aug 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4 News;The Friday Play: The Prospect

8 8 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Song Thief Romantic drama by Michael Chaplin. A young composer arrives in Northumberland; looking for an old man reputed to have written a hauntingly beautiful love song. He embarks on a cold-hearted campaign to make the old man's daughter fall in love with him. Abel Humble ...... Ron Cook Stephen Haggard ...... Nicholas Boulton Dodd Armstrong ...... Christopher Connel Mary Humble ...... Colleen Prendergast Willie Sparke ...... Donald McBride Isabella Sparke ...... Joyce Gibbs Concertina/Fiddle ...... Sheena Masson Directed by Marilyn Imrie A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Sat 8 Aug 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

8 8 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Ruth

9 8 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Ruth Episode 2 Dramatisation by Ellen Dryden of the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. Abandoned in Wales; Ruth is taken in by the preacher Benson and his reluctant sister. The cause of Ruth's illness is established and brings with it a secret which could destroy her unless it is kept from everyone. Ruth ...... Laura Rees Benson ...... Anton Lesser Faith ...... Anne Reid Bellingham ...... Rory Kinnear Bradshaw ...... David Schofield Sally ...... Marcia Warren Jemima ...... Amy Ewbank Mrs Bradshaw ...... Abigail Thaw Elizabeth ...... Helen Jenkinson Mary ...... Daisy Ashford Richard/Hickson ...... Dudley Hinton Directed by Ellen Dryden. Broadcast Sun 9 Aug 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

10 8 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Three in a Bed By Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek. Tom and Sarah Hadley appear to have it all. But when Gemma becomes involved with the couple; she finds herself caught in a web of jealousy and lies. Sarah ...... Anastasia Hille Tom ...... Matthew Marsh Gemma ...... Annabelle Dowler Kira/Tasha ...... Lizzy Watts Sebastian Murray ...... Philip Fox Caterer ...... Benjamin Askew Directed by Sally Avens. Broadcast Mon 10 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

11 8 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Mouse House By Adrian Penketh. Wannabe cultural terrorist Mike is determined to make a splash; make a statement; make more of his life. But has he got what it takes to pull it off and light up the skies above London? Mike ...... Adam Kotz Kate ...... Raquel Cassidy Steve ...... Nicholas Gleaves Will ...... Giles Fagan Mike's Colleague ...... Stephen Hogan. Broadcast Tue 11 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

12 8 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Summer Walking Contemporary drama by Iain Finlay MacLeod; set in the far north of Scotland. Catriona is pregnant to a man who is always in trouble; so the burden of making ends meet falls to her: poaching salmon and fishing for freshwater pearls. She finds an unlikely ally in Hassan; an Iranian working illegally as a gamekeeper on the big estate; and their friendship offers the possibility of a life beyond the walls of her caravan. Catriona ...... Amy Mason Jess ...... Ann Louise Ross Hassan ...... Khalid Laith Alec ...... Finn Den Hertog Eddie ...... Jimmy Chisholm Joan ...... Wendy Seager. Broadcast Wed 12 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

13 8 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Dear Writer By Jane Rogers. Ten-year-old Polly sends an email to her favourite author; asking why there have been no new books published recently. The writer responds that she is old and tired and has run out of stories; but there are deeper reasons for her inability to conjure any more from her imagination. Writer ...... Anna Massey Child ...... Leah Verity White A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Mon 28 Apr 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Thu 13 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

14 8 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Aftershock Ten years after the 1999 earthquake in Turkey; Tina Pepler's powerful drama-documentary tells the story of a young engineering student who returns to Istanbul to find the friends she left behind. They are still trying to deal with the aftermath of the last quake; in a city trying to ready itself for the next. Eleanor ...... Eleanor Zimmermann Cansu ...... Serra Somay Baris ...... Hakan Silahsizoglu Merve ...... Sirin Onder With contributions from Kubilay Hicyilmaz; Polat Gulkan; Mustafa Erdik; Gokay Bostan; Tamer Aker; Husamettin Alper; Ozgur Demir; Zeynep Turkmen. Directed by Sara Davies. Ozgur Demir Ozgur Demir; who tells his story (in translation) in the play; works for Neighbourhood Disaster Support Project (NDSP). Neighbourhood Disaster Support Project Professor Mustafa Erdik Professor Mustafa Erdik works at the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute; Bogazici University. Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute Gokay Bostan Gokay Bostan (Gokaybey) is the Director of the Istanbul Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate. Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate Broadcast Fri 14 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

14 8 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Series 2 Animal Magic Second series of three political dramas. By Avie Luthra. MP Bobby Khan's marriage to Lucy is very unsettled. Bobby backs the opening of a new laboratory involving animal testing in his constituency which leads to a violent backlash; and an old flame of Lucy's is inextricably linked to the whole affair. Bobby ...... Zubin Varla Lucy ...... Nichola Stephenson Elizabeth ...... Barbara Marten Terry ...... John McArdle Karl ...... Graeme Hawley David ...... James Quinn Minister ...... Malcolm Raeburn Helen ...... Christine Brennan Sara ...... Millie Rose Kinsey News reporter ...... Shari Vahl School children from St Mary's Church of England Infant and Junior School; Manchester. Political adviser Andrew Russell Directed by Pauline Harris. Broadcast Fri 14 Aug 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4 News;The Friday Play: The Prospect

15 8 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Trumbo Christopher Trumbo's drama about his father; the American screenwriter and novelist Dalton Trumbo's ordeal at the hands of the House Un-American Activities Committee and its anti-communist witch-hunt. Trumbo was one of the original Hollywood Ten - those accused in 1947 and subsequently blacklisted; ostracised and forced into poverty; obscurity and in some cases exile; because of their beliefs. The play is based on transcripts of those now notorious HUAC hearings and the extraordinary letters written by his father during this period; both to his son and to others. Dalton Trumbo ...... Corin Redgrave Narrator ...... Nick Waring Directed by Roger Mitchell. A Catherine Bailey Limited production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Sat 15 Aug 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

15 8 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Ruth

16 8 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Ruth Episode 3 Dramatisation by Ellen Dryden of the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. The unexpected return of Bellingham presents real danger; and a distant connection from Ruth's past threatens to reveal the truth about Leonard. Meanwhile Mr Bradshaw's two eldest children face very different dilemmas. Ruth ...... Laura Rees Benson ...... Anton Lesser Faith ...... Anne Reid Bellingham ...... Rory Kinnear Bradshaw ...... David Schofield Sally ...... Marcia Warren Jemima ...... Amy Ewbank Mrs Bradshaw ...... Abigail Thaw Farquhar ...... Gus Brown Mrs Pearson ...... Anna Francolini Dr Davies ...... Tim Hardy Leonard ...... Jordan Clarke Directed by Ellen Dryden. Broadcasts Sun 16 Aug 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4Sat 22 Aug 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

17 8 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Rep By Jonathan Holloway. Actor George Friendly has just started work in one of Britain's last surviving seaside repertory theatres. His first part is in Clubfoot the Avenger; and he thinks he knows how the rest of the summer is going to go. George ...... Jay Villiers Florence ...... Lucy Liemann Vivian/Derek ...... Michael Fenton Stevens Rupert/Cafe owner ...... Mark Meadows Raymond/Earl ...... Paul Mundell Directed by Tim Dee. Broadcast Mon 17 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

18 8 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Highest Tide Jim Lynch's coming-of-age adventure story set on the Pacific Coast; adapted by Rebecca Trick-Walker. Thirteen-year-old Miles escapes the fallout of his parents' impending divorce by taking his kayak out on the mudflats at night; looking for rare sea creatures to sell to the local aquarium. One night; he comes across a remarkable sight. Miles ...... Forrest Landis Florence ...... Katherine Helmond Angie ...... Missy Yager Professor Kramer ...... David Selby Mom ...... Shannon Cochran TV Reporter ...... Kirsten Potter Directed by Kate McAll. Broadcasts Wed 4 Jun 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Tue 18 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

19 8 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Hudson and Pepperdine Save the Planet Comedy about climate change and how to combat it. The Department for Culture; Media and Sport has set up a working party from within the broadcasting industries to brainstorm solutions to the current crisis. Hudson and Pepperdine are on the the Comedy sub-list; above the Chuckle Brothers; but below Jimmy Carr. Can Hudson and Pepperdine save the planet? Can they even get to the first meeting? More importantly; will they be back in time for the school run? Mel/Lily Allen/Vanessa Feltz ...... Mel Hudson Vicki ...... Vicki Pepperdine Announcer/Bus driver/Phil ...... Felix Dexter Marina/Carol Smillie ...... Samantha Holland Russell T Davies ...... Rupert Degas Bruce Parry ...... Dave Lamb Rob/Policeman/DCMS Minister ...... Ben Crowe. Broadcasts Tue 22 Apr 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Wed 19 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

20 8 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Higher - Partners Satire on tertiary education by Joyce Bryant; chronicling the chaos of the Geography department at the fictional Hayborough University; ranked 132nd in the academic league table. The buzzword is 'partners' - get out into the real world and work with industry. This will develop money spinning initiatives and share costs. That's the theory; at least. So when neurotic and emotionally-stunted lecturer David Poll is delegated the task of finding partners; he blunders into a scheme which doesn't quite benefit the department. Karen ...... Sophie Thompson David ...... Robert Daws Jim ...... Jonathan Keeble Alannah ...... Kathryn Hunt Fiona ....... Lisa Allen Joselyn ...... Natasha Byrne. Broadcast Thu 20 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only) Partners

21 8 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Higher - Inspection Satire on tertiary education by Joyce Bryant; chronicling the chaos of the Geography department at the fictional Hayborough University; ranked 132nd in the academic league table. In these straightened times there have to be cuts. So it does seem a bit of a coincidence that when David Poll is earmarked for disciplinary measures leading to possible dismissal; the Quality Assurance Inspectorate should turn up. Karen ...... Sophie Thompson David ...... Robert Daws Jim ...... Jonathan Keeble Maura ...... Maggie Fox Sadie ...... Fiona Clarke Dick ...... Malcolm Raeburn. Broadcast Fri 21 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only) Inspection

21 8 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Flesh and Blood Poignant drama by Gillies Mackinnon; set and recorded in Glasgow. Three generations of men have continually failed to understand one another. Kenny's teenage son leaves home without explanation. Kenny does not tell his own elderly father; Roddy; who he visits every day. But the old man; an ex-cop; smells a rat; and is determined to find his only grandchild. Kenny ...... Gary Lewis Roddy ...... David Hayman Callum ...... Anthony Martin Fiona ...... Kate Donnelly Luke ...... Scott McKay Tony ...... Kenny Blyth Mags ...... Natalie McConnon. Broadcast Fri 21 Aug 2009 21:00BBC Radio 4

22 8 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Slow Boat to Leningrad Black comedy by David Pownall following events of August 1939; when the British and French were seriously out-manoeuvred by Stalin and Hitler when they unexpectedly agreed to sign a non-aggression pact. Doumenc ...... Keith Drinkel Drax/Chamberlain ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Burnett ...... Ian Masters Ribbentrop ...... Nicholas Boulton Hitler ...... Michael Maloney Stalin ...... Michael Jayston Voroshilov/Churchill ...... Christian Rodska Molotov ...... Jonathan Tafler Directed by Martin Jenkins A Pier production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Sat 22 Aug 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

22 8 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Ruth

23 8 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Two on a Tower Episode 1 Dramatisation by Jon Sen of Thomas Hardy's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers in the West Country. When Lady Viviette Constantine discovers the handsome young astronomer Swithin St Cleeve on the lonely tower on her estate; a story of passion and sacrifice begins. Lady Constantine ...... Maggie O'Neill Swithin St Cleeve ...... Blake Ritson Parson Torkingham ...... Conrad Nelson Tabitha Lark ...... Amy Humphreys Fellows ...... Stephen Tomlin Granny Martin ...... Pauline Jefferson Louis ...... Richard Heap Joshua ...... Carter Dowland Directed by Stefan Escreet. Broadcasts Sun 23 Aug 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 29 Aug 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

24 8 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Dog Dazed Afternoon By Ben Crompton. Liam and Mickey's dog-walking scheme looks set to fail when; amid stolen cars and local gangsters; they lose their first client. With their friendship at breaking point; their only hope is Mickey's skill in kung fu. Liam ...... Carl Rice Mickey ...... Graeme Hawley Alan ...... James Quinn Sheila ...... Siobhan Finneran Hayley ...... Sara Sadeghi Wonky ...... Ryan Pope Alison ...... Sally Carman Directed by Nadia Molinari. Broadcast Mon 24 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

25 8 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Incomplete Works of Dave McCabe The Incomplete Works of Dave Romantic comedy; with music; by Nick Underwood. Singer-songwriter Dave is given the opportunity to meet his muse and woo her with a song. But he has a problem: he cannot get past the opening lines. Dave ...... Simon Donaldson Mike ...... Sandy Grierson Malena ...... Claire Knight Lola ...... Lorraine M McIntosh Queenie ...... Ann Scott-Jones Frank ...... Finlay Welsh Directed by Kirsty Williams. Broadcast Tue 25 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

26 8 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play My Lovely Man My Comedy by Paul Watson about the world of the 'blue blood' debutantes; set in 1958. Jemima Courtney's parents advise her in her bid to secure a match with Claude; son of the ageing Viscount Tudely. Unfortunately; however; there are many others in the cattle market who are competing for a noble but crumbling pile garlanded with the title Viscountess; the Lady Tudely. Jemima ...... Honeysuckle Weeks Claude ...... Bertie Carvel Viscount Tudely ...... David Collings Viviane Courtney ...... Jemma Redgrave Coral ...... Sarah Kants Sarah Jane ...... Lydia Leonard Sally/Victoria ...... Amanda Ryan Margaret Pownall ...... Sarah Badel Madame Vacani/Boues ...... Rachel Atkins Plant/Butler ...... Keith Drinkel Stanley ...... Daniel Weyman Daddy/General ...... Guy Henry Henry ...... Samuel Yeomans Directed by Paul Watson. Broadcast Wed 26 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

27 8 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Pattern in Shrouds By Christopher Lee. On August 27th 1979; two linked terrorist attacks by the IRA assassinated Earl Mountbatten and killed 18 British soldiers. Two days later; and in utmost secrecy; three Whitehall grandees discuss how the tragedy is likely to resonate down the years. Sir Richard Coke ...... Ian Ogilvy George Lothbury ...... Jared Harris Henry ...... Alfred Molina Other parts played by Kenneth Danziger; Matthew Wolf and Shay Duffin. Directed by Martin Jarvis A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Thu 27 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

28 8 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Last Tsar The Last TsarListen:Next on: Friday; 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 Ian Curteis's drama examines an enduring mystery of the First World War - the apparent refusal of King George V to give sanctuary in England to his cousin Tsar Nicholas and his young family after the Tsar had been forced to abdicate following the Russian Revolution. King George V ...... Derek Jacobi Queen Mary ...... Phyllida Law Lord Stamfordham ...... David Hargreaves Lloyd George ...... Owen Teale Directed by Jeremy Mortimer. Broadcast Fri 28 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

28 8 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play The Black Bono By Gabriel Bisset-Smith. Gideon Gordon; film star and celebrity campaigner for human rights; is murdered in Africa; and the main suspect is his brother Ken. What can have driven the brothers apart? Christine Giddis ...... Chipo Chung Simon Giddis ...... Gabriel Bisset-Smith Gideon Gordon ...... Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Ken Gordon ...... Jude Akuwudike Juliet Gordon ...... Clare Perkins Peter Champion ...... Philip Fox Detective Bolton ...... Paul Rider Danni/African Woman ...... Janice Acquah Sian ...... Caroline Guthrie With Matt Addis; Stephen Hogan; Jonathan Tafler. Directed by Jeremy Mortimer. Broadcast Fri 28 Aug 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

29 8 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Lockerbie on Trial With the Lockerbie bombing once again in the news; another chance to hear Peter Goodchild's dramatised reconstruction of the extraordinary story of one of the longest; costliest and most complicated trials in legal history. Few would have predicted the verdict in February 2001; when Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was convicted and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah acquitted of blowing up Pam Am flight 103. The prosecution are sure they have got their men; but a succession of witnesses who prove to be CIA double agents; convicted terrorists and arms dealers with shady histories begin to undermine a case which is skilfully and passionately contested by the defence. Presented by Sheena MacDonald. With Ian McDiarmid; Denis Lawson and Hugh Fraser. Broadcast Sat 29 Aug 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

29 8 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Two on a Tower

30 8 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Two on a Tower Episode 2 Dramatisation by Jon Sen of Thomas Hardy's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers in the West Country. Viviette and Swithin have married in secret; but chance and convention conspire against them and painful sacrifices have to be made. Lady Constantine ...... Maggie O'Neill Swithin St Cleeve ...... Blake Ritson Parson Torkingham ...... Conrad Nelson Tabitha Lark ...... Amy Humphreys Fellows ...... Stephen Tomlin Louis ...... Richard Heap Bishop Helmsdale ...... Russell Dixon Joshua ...... Carter Thomas Directed by Stefan Escreet. Broadcast Sun 30 Aug 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

31 8 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play What Might Have Been What Might Have BeenListen:Next on: Monday; 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 By Joseph O'Connor. Inspired by the story of Joseph and Bridget Moore; real-life Irish immigrants; as they struggle to cope with life in a New York tenement on the Lower East Side in 1869. America is not; as anticipated; the land of milk and honey; but it is most certainly the home of the brave. With Stephen Rea Original music composed by Graeme Stewart Violinist: Ruby Colley. Broadcast Mon 31 Aug 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

1 9 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Hindenburg By Christopher William Hill. Helen Ashbourne; a reclusive English former photographer living in New York; is approached by gallery owner Josh; who hopes to display her collection of photographs taken aboard the airship Hindenburg. But as arrangements for the exhibition progress; suspicions are aroused about her past and exactly what she was doing in Germany in 1937; before she boarded the fated airship. Helen ...... Sian Phillips Josh ...... Corey Johnson Annie ...... Fenella Woolgar Yusef ...... Raad Rawi. Broadcast Tue 1 Sep 200914:15BBC

2 9 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Brief Lives - Series 1 Episode 1 Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly; set in a Manchester legal practice. When Dee Dee's estranged son is arrested for shoplifting; only his stepfather Frank Twist can come to the rescue. Frank ...... David Schofield Dee Dee ...... Denise Welch Ben ...... Kwame Kwei Armah James ...... Mikey North Johnny ...... Andrew Schofield McGregor/Milo ...... Rod Matthew DC Highton ...... James Quinn DC Price ...... Deborah McAndrew. Broadcasts Tue 19 Jun 200714:15BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Wed 2 Sep 200914:15BBC

3 9 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Fireflies By Tena Štivičić. Chance encounters and strange revelations abound as six people wait in a weather-stricken airport. Martin ...... James Fleet Clara ...... Helena Breck Olga ...... Lizzy Watts Oliver ...... David Hargreaves Jeanne ...... Annabelle Dowler Nate ...... Stephen Hogan Customs Officer/Felipe (bartender) ...... Benjamin Askew Loud speaker announcer/Charles ...... Philip Fox Music composed and peformed by Russell Taylor and Steve Cooke. Directed by Peter Kavanagh. Broadcast Thu 3 Sep 200914:15BBC

4 9 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Sons By Nell Leyshon. Teacher Elizabeth and stay-at-home mum Jane have just one thing in common: they each have a son. Gabriel and Ryan met at the local secondary school; where they fell in love. The mothers reacted very differently to their sons' relationship. Then something happens which forces Elizabeth to confront Jane. Jane ...... Noreen Kershaw Elizabeth ...... Lorraine Ashbourne. Broadcast Fri 4 Sep 200914:15BBC Radio 4

4 9 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play An Unhappy Countess Documentary film maker Paul Watson's play is based on the story of Mary Eleanor Bowes; a sensual young woman who inherited a legacy of 600;000 pounds; a huge sum in 1786. Every adventurer in the land was seeking a slice of her good fortune; and she was to discover that nobody could be trusted. Lady Strathmore ...... Susannah Harker Stoney Bowes ...... John Lynch Paddy's Progress ...... Robert Glenister Walker ...... Russell Floyd Gray ...... Nicholas Farrell Mary Morgan ...... Joanne Froggatt Mingay/Bate ...... Ian McNeice Dorothey/Landlady ...... Sara Markland Battie/Erskine ...... Ian Masters Judge/Peacock ...... Keith Drinkel Constable Smith/Vicar ...... Andrew Branch Lucas/Witness Hull ...... Sam Dale Witness Foot/Landlord ...... Ian Shaw Servant ...... Tom Watson. Broadcasts Fri 18 Apr 200821:00BBC Radio 4Fri 4 Sep 200921:00BBC

5 9 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Phone Phone: By Peter Jukes. Eliot is stuck in a rut. When his friend Roy; a local gangster; is taken ill; he hands Eliot his mobile phone; telling him to wait for it to ring. The phone thrusts Eliot into an underworld which is sometimes glamorous; often dangerous; and always unexpected. Eliot ...... Freddy White Kathleen ...... Jemima Rooper Sparky ...... Jimmy Akingbola Roy Peters ...... Richard Ridings Iverson ...... Caroline Guthrie Crimp ...... Paul Rider Ze ...... Nabil Elouahabi Rachel ...... Lizzy Watts Baltazar ...... Matt Addis Sarasi ...... Janice Acquah Vince ...... Jonathan Tafler Teenager ...... Benjamin Askew Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko. Broadcast Sat 5 Sep 200914:30BBC

5 9 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Two on a Tower

6 9 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial The A-Z of Dr Johnson - Boswell's Life of Johnson Episode 1 Dramatisation by Robin Brooks of James Boswell's biography of Samuel Johnson; to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Johnson's birth. Young Boswell comes to London to seek out his hero. He wants to write a biography of the great man 'in scenes'; with Johnson's conversation cast as dialogue. Nothing quite like this has ever been attempted before. Samuel Johnson ...... Kenneth Cranham James Boswell ...... Paul Higgins King George ...... David Hargreaves Louisa ...... Lizzy Watts Joshua Reynolds ...... Matt Addis Oliver Goldsmith ...... Stephen Hogan Lady Di ...... Annabelle Dowler Davies ...... Philip Fox Directed by Claire Grove. Broadcasts Sun 6 Sep 200915:00BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 12 Sep 200921:00BBC

7 9 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Best Friends By Clara Glynn. When Charlotte is convicted of killing her baby; her best friend Sam begins a campaign to clear her name and find out the truth. Sam ...... Shonagh Price Charlotte ...... Louise Ludgate David ...... Robin Laing Hamish/Radio presenter ...... Steven McNicoll Archie ...... Crawford Logan Weather girl/Prison guard ...... Kirstin Murray Rory ...... Cameron McNee Directed by David Ian Neville. Broadcast Mon 7 Sep 200914:15BBC

8 9 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Meryl the Mounted Black comedy by Colin Hough. Meryl is a mounted police constable with an unhealthy love for her horse; Aiden is a young stable boy with an unhealthy love for Meryl. When their sergeant is found murdered; the pair investigate. Meryl Gunn ...... Rosalind Sydney Aiden Cole ...... Scott Fletcher Perry Wold/DCI Butler ...... Robert Jack Bunty Lobe ...... Una McLean Sergeant Singer/Mahogany Bob ...... Sean Scanlan Dean Gallop ...... James Young Directed by Kirsty Williams. Broadcast Tue 8 Sep 200914:15BBC

9 9 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Brief Lives - Series 1 Episode 2 Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly; set in a Manchester legal practice. 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. Broadcasts Tue 26 Jun 200714:15BBC Radio 4Wed 9 Sep 200914:15BBC Radio 4

10 9 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Cold Comedy by Tony Bagley; set in 1959 at the Common Cold Unit. Medical researchers are certain that a cure for the cold is just around the corner. But they haven't foreseen a revolution within their own walls. Barry ...... Paul Reynolds John ...... Philip Fox Nurse Bader ...... Melissa Advani Doctor ...... Michael Fenton Stevens Lillian ...... Alex Tregear Geraldine ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Narrator ...... Piers Wehner Junior Doctor/Wandering Man ...... Joseph Cohen-Cole. Broadcast Thu 10 Sep 200914:15BBC

11 9 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Second Best Bed Comic monologue by Christopher Green. A feisty woman has taken to her bed in the spare room and she is not getting up - ever. She's 39 and has decided that she is not having children. She claims her boyfriend is in denial; though in reality he is in Zurich. With Caroline Quentin. Directed by Claire Grove. Music "Beautiful Pain" by Rosemary Cash. "Cittagazze"; "Too Many Cooks" and "Knee-deep in the North Sea" by the Portico Quartet from the album "Knee-deep in the North Sea". Broadcast Fri 11 Sep 200914:15BBC

11 9 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 BBC Mistake with Day; Friday Play 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. Broadcasts Sat 22 Dec 200714:30BBC Radio 4Fri 11 Sep 200921:00BBC

11 9 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 BBC Mistake with Day; Friday Play 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. Broadcasts Sat 22 Dec 200714:30BBC Radio 4Fri 11 Sep 200921:00BBC

12 9 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Conflict is Over Dramatisation by Michael Eaton of the events that led to the signing of the Downing Street Declaration in December 1993 and the subsequent IRA ceasefire in August 1994; told through the relationship between John Major and Albert Reynolds. John Major ...... Michael Maloney Albert Reynolds ...... Dermot Crowley Martin Mansergh ...... Patrick Drury Robin Butler ...... Thomas Wheatley Patrick Mayhew ...... Michael Cochrane Martin McGuinness ...... Lloyd Hutchinson Bill Clinton ...... Matthew Marsh Directed by Nicolas Kent A Promenade production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Sat 12 Sep 200914:30BBC Radio 4

12 9 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: The A-Z of Dr Johnson - Boswell's Life of Johnson

13 9 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial The A-Z of Dr Johnson - Boswell's Life of Johnson Episode 2 Dramatisation by Robin Brooks of James Boswell's biography of Samuel Johnson; to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Johnson's birth. Boswell visits Johnson only intermittently; but relies on him more and more. Johnson meets Hester Thrale; who becomes his devoted friend and confidante; and the most important person in his life. Samuel Johnson ...... Kenneth Cranham James Boswell ...... Paul Higgins Hester Thrale ...... Annabelle Dowler David Garrick ...... David Hargreaves Mrs Desmoulins ...... Susan Jameson Joshua Reynolds ...... Matt Addis Dilly ...... Stephen Hogan Wilkes ...... Philip Fox Directed by Claire Grove. Broadcasts Sun 13 Sep 200915:00BBC Radio 4Sat 19 Sep 200921:00BBC

14 9 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play I Wish to Apologise for My Part in the Apocalypse Duncan Macmillan's romantic comedy about the end of the world; a woman who falls in love with the moon; and her husband who falls back in love with her. Keith ...... Bill Nighy Tilda ....... Amelia Bullmore Oscar ...... Harry Child With Sarah Adams; Stephen Critchlow; Ben Crowe; Nyasha Hatendi; Helen Longworth; Chris Pavlo; Liz Sutherland and Joan Walker. Directed by Sam Hoyle. Broadcasts Thu 17 Jul 200814:15BBC Radio 4Mon 14 Sep 200914:15BBC

15 9 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Playwright and the Grammarian Comedy by Marcy Kahan. A playwright and a retired civil servant confront one another over a Radio 4 microphone and go on to transform eachother's lives; to the consternation of their best friends. Tricia Ketchworth ...... Penelope Wilton Scarlet MacNamara ...... Alison Pettit Moo ...... Carl Prekopp Jasper ...... Malcolm Sinclair Roger Bolton ...... Himself Peter Donaldson ...... Himself Directed by Gordon House. Broadcasts Fri 2 May 200814:15BBC Radio 4Tue 15 Sep 200914:15BBC Radio 4

16 9 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Brief Lives - Series 1 Episode 3 Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly; set in a Manchester legal practice. 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. Broadcasts Tue 3 Jul 200714:15BBC Radio 4Wed 16 Sep 200914:15BBC

17 9 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Ruminations upon Mortality By Nigel Baldwin. When a prominent Bishop's private life is suddenly in the tabloids; his psychiatrist knows that the blame lies with his vengeful daughter. But whom is she taking vengeance on; and why? Phil Gilpin ...... Roger Lloyd Pack Francis Hargreaves ...... Philip Jackson Helen Gilpin ...... Lizzy Watts Gunter ...... Orlando James Fritz ...... Michael Shelford Directed by Jessica Dromgoole. Broadcast Thu 17 Sep 200914:15BBC Radio 4

18 9 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Milk Race Comedy by Mark Tuohy. Two west London milkmen race each other to Bognor Pier in their milk floats to decide which of them wins exclusive rights to their local round. Declan ...... Ivan Kaye Indarjit ...... Amarjit Bassan Kay ...... Kate Binchy Roisin ...... Mairead Conneely Kiran ...... Melissa Advani Farmer ...... Stephen Hogan Fox Man ...... David Hargreaves Landlady ...... Kate Layden Other parts played by Piers Wehner; Rhys Jennings; Tessa Nicholson and Emerald O'Hanrahan. Directed by Toby Swift. Broadcast Fri 18 Sep 200914:15BBC

18 9 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Murder Every Monday Mark Gatiss' adaptation of Pamela Branch's comedy. Asterisk Club founder Clifford Flush hasn't murdered anyone for years; but when the urge comes on him to bump off his bridge partner; he and the rest of the Club are forced to leave London in a hurry. Once out of harm's way in the rural hamlet of Krunte Abbas; they acquire dilapidated Dankry Manor; where they establish themselves as 'homicide consultants'. Armitage/Paget ...... Simon Williams Clifford Flush ...... John Castle Mrs Barratt ...... Barbara Kirby Colonel Quincey ...... Graham Crowden Creaker ...... David Ryall Cyril Revere ...... Mark Gatiss Chloe Carlisle ...... Stephanie Beacham Manelli ...... Mark Benton Bill Thurlow ...... Ian Hallard Dina Parrish ...... Cal Jaggers. Broadcast Fri 18 Sep 200921:00BBC Radio

19 9 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Choice of Straws Dramatisation by Roy Williams of the novel by ER Braithwaite. 1960; London's East End: twins Jack and Dave Bennett are a happy-go-lucky; rootless pair. If they do occasionally rough-up a black guy it's just a game to them - until a victim in Whitechapel fights back and Dave pulls a knife. Jack ...... Harry Hepple Dave ...... Luke Norris Michelle ...... Gugu Mbatha-Raw Mum ...... Ellie Haddington Dad ...... David Hargreaves Ruth ...... Annabelle Dowler Mr Spencer ...... Alex Lanipekun Officer ...... Stephen Hogan Directed by Claire Grove. Broadcast Sat 19 Sep 200914:30BBC

19 9 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: The A-Z of Dr Johnson - Boswell's Life of Johnson

20 9 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial The Complete Smiley - The Looking Glass War Episode Dramatisation by Shaun McKenna of John le Carre's novel; the fourth to feature spymaster George Smiley. When word reaches The Department that Soviet missiles are being installed close to the West German border; they seize the opportunity to relive former glories. Leclerc ...... Ian McDiarmid George Smiley ...... Simon Russell Beale Avery ...... Patrick Kennedy Haldane ...... Philip Jackson Woodford ...... David Hargeaves Sarah ...... Fenella Woolgar Control ...... John Rowe Carol ...... Annabelle Dowler Taylor/Sutherland ...... Philip Fox Peersen ...... Stephen Hogan Lansen ...... Matt Addis Girl ...... Lizzy Watts Fred Leiser ...... Piotr Baumann Directed by Marc Beeby Broadcasts Sun 20 Sep 200915:00BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 26 Sep 200921:00BBC

21 9 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Blame the Parents Episode 1 Drama by Nicholas McInerny and Jonathan Myerson about teenagers caught up in a violent crime outside their school. How much do parents really know about what their teenagers are up to? As far as the parents of Ben; Rory and Kris are concerned; their children have the world at their feet. But behind the promise of university and sporting achievement lies a much darker reality. Lekha Balaji ...... Bharti Patel Nitin Balaji ...... Paul Bhattacharjee Kris Balaji ...... Ashwin Bolar Millie Balaji ...... Chandeep Uppal Shona Peattie ...... Deborah McAndrew Malcolm Peattie ...... Tom Roberts Rory Peattie ...... James Rastall Linda Swann ...... Claire Benedict Ben Swann ...... Daniel Anderson Directed by Steven Canny and Peter Leslie Wild. Broadcast Mon 21 Sep 200914:15BBC

22 9 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Blame the Parents Episode 2 Drama by Nicholas McInerny and Jonathan Myerson about teenagers caught up in a violent crime outside their school. In the days after the knifing; the three sets of parents try to comprehend how their children could have become involved. Lekha Balaji ...... Bharti Patel Nitin Balaji ...... Paul Bhattacharjee Kris Balaji ...... Ashwin Bolar Millie Balaji ...... Chandeep Uppal Shona Peattie ...... Deborah McAndrew Malcolm Peattie ...... Tom Roberts Rory Peattie ...... James Rastall Linda Swann ...... Claire Benedict Ben Swann ...... Daniel Anderson Directed by Steven Canny and Peter Leslie Wild. Broadcast Tue 22 Sep 200914:15BBC

23 9 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Brief Lives - Series 1 Episode 4 Series by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly; set in a Manchester legal practice. 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. Broadcasts Tue 10 Jul 200714:15BBC Radio 4Wed 23 Sep 200914:15BBC

24 9 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Good Evening Roy Smiles' celebration of the Beyond the Fringe team takes a funny and affectionate look at how four young men from Oxbridge changed the face of British comedy. Alan Bennett ...... Matt Addis Peter Cook ...... Rory Kinnear Jonathan Miller ...... Jonathan Aris Dudley Moore ...... Benedict Cumberbatch A CPL production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Mon 14 Apr 200814:15BBC Radio 4Thu 24 Sep 200914:15BBC

25 9 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Wednesdays With Strangers Comedy by Nick Leather. When a welcome pack to the UK offers advice on how to talk to strangers; a migrant worker decides to spend his one day off each week attempting to get to know the people of Britain and prove to his disillusioned flatmate that there is such a thing as the British Dream after all. Mirek ...... Matt McGuirk Alex ...... Eddie Capli Andy ...... James Quinn Frank ...... Greg Wood Joy ...... Sue Kelly. Music Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. Broadcast Fri 25 Sep 200914:15BBC

25 9 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play I Am Emma Humphreys Dramatisation by Shelley Silas of the true story of Emma Humphreys; who in 1985; aged 16; murdered her pimp; Trevor Armitage; who had found her homeless on the streets of Nottingham. Emma's case changed the law and may yet contribute to further controversial changes in the defence laws for murder. Emma Humphreys ...... Joanne Froggatt Trevor Armitage ...... Stephen Critchlow Stuart ...... Delroy Brown Vera Baird ...... Susan Jameson Harriet Wistrich ...... Lynne Verrall Lord Justice Hirst ...... David Hargreaves Nottingham Judge ...... Stephen Hogan Directed by Claire Grove. Broadcast Fri 25 Sep 200921:00BBC

26 9 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 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 'English Cholera' - or could 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. Broadcasts Sat 21 Jul 200714:30BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 26 Sep 200914:30BBC

26 9 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: The Complete Smiley - The Looking Glass War

27 9 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial The Complete Smiley - The Looking Glass War Episode 2 Dramatisation by Shaun McKenna of John le Carre's novel; the fourth to feature spymaster George Smiley. As Leiser's clandestine mission into East German territory proceeds; it soon becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems. Leclerc ...... Ian McDiarmid George Smiley ...... Simon Russell Beale Avery ...... Patrick Kennedy Haldane ...... Philip Jackson Fred Leiser ...... Piotr Baumann Jack Johnson ...... Ben Crowe Anna ...... Ania Sowinski Sarah ...... Fenella Woolgar Control ...... John Rowe Carol ...... Annabelle Dowler Official ...... Philip Fox Soldiers ...... Matt Addis; Benjamin Askew Directed by Marc Beeby Broadcasts Sun 27 Sep 200915:00BBC Radio 4Sat 3 Oct 200921:00BBC

28 9 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Hoffnung - Drawn to Music Comedy by Alan Stafford exploring the bizarre world of musical humorist Gerard Hoffnung. It is 1956; and the fruity-voiced raconteur; tuba player and occasional Quasimodo impersonator Gerard Hoffnung is about to unveil his latest madcap scheme; a Hoffnung Music Festival: a full-scale symphonic concert that will bring many of his cartoon creations to life and poke fun at the pomposities of classical music. Will he succeed in filling the Royal Festival Hall with laughter; or will the whole enterprise come crashing to earth like a barrel of bricks? Gerard Hoffnung/Psychiatrist 2 ...... Matt Lucas Annetta Hoffnung ...... Gina McKee Donald Swann/Ian Messiter ...... Stephen Boswell Malcolm Arnold/Bean ...... Nicholas Jones John Amis/Roy Plomley/Richard Dimbleby ...... Jon Glover Arthur Drummer ...... Hugh Bonneville Susan Drummer/Announcer ...... Felicity Montagu Annetta Hoffnung (present day) ...... Herself Directed by Lissa Evans An Above the Title production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Mon 28 Sep 200914:15BBC Drawn to Music

29 9 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Dickens Confidential Gangs of London Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens; as the head of a daily paper; would have tackled bringing the news to the masses. By Mike Walker. New criminal gangs are active on the streets of London. A mugging of their financier Joseph Paxton points Dickens and his investigative team to a connection between the gangs and a plot to rock the very heart of the financial world. Charles Dickens ...... Dan Stevens Agnes Paxton ...... Eleanor Howell Jack Marshall ...... Freddy White Daniel Parker ...... Andrew Buchan Joseph Paxton ...... John Dougall Mickey's Jim ...... Gerard Murphy Iron Billy ...... John Rowe Gasman ...... Ben Crowe Harry ...... Stephen Critchlow Thug ...... Chris Pavlo Woman ...... Liz Sutherland Directed by David Hunter. Broadcasts Mon 9 Jun 200814:15BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Tue 29 Sep 200914:15BBC

30 9 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Take One Night By Rachel Joyce. On the eve of their son's 10th birthday; Alan and Alice start work assembling his present. The only instruction they can find simply says; 'Take one night'. Alan ...... Robert Bathurst Alice ...... Felicity Montagu William ...... Charlie Rowe Directed by Jeremy Mortimer. Broadcasts Fri 6 Jun 200814:15BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Wed 30 Sep 200914:15BBC Radio 4

1 10 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Wedding in Krakow A Ewa Banaszkiewicz's tender story offers a fresh perspective on the lives of Polish people living in England. Staszek returns to Krakow for his daughter's wedding. He has been dreading the visit; having abandoned his pregnant girlfriend 20 years before. Not only is he tortured by guilt at having never lived up to being a father; he also has a secret that he would like to keep. Staszek ...... Peter Czajkowski Sandra ...... Helen Longworth Zuza ...... Aneta Piotrowska Wojtek ...... Sebastian Palka Ela ...... Joanna Kanska Stefan ...... Wojtek Piekarski Maria ...... Ruth Posner Directed by Pam Marshall. Broadcasts Tue 27 May 200814:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Thu 1 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

2 10 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Love in A Glass Jar Comedy by Nancy Harris. Eve and Patrick are two strangers who begin chatting on a dating website and agree to meet face-to-face in a hotel room in order to carry out an unofficial sperm donation. They both know why they are there; but do they know what they want? Eve ...... Niamh Cusack Patrick ...... Lorcan Cranitch Seamus Kenny ...... Stephen Hogan. Broadcast Fri 2 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

3 10 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Von Trapps and Me Annie Caulfield's comedy tells the famous story of the Von Trapp family singers from the perspective of the Princess Yvonne; the woman Captain Von Trapp jilted in order to marry Maria. Princess Yvonne ...... Helen Froggatt Helena ...... Helen Baxendale Captain Von Trapp ...... James Fleet Maria ...... Helen Ayres Boy ...... Benjamin Askew Girl ...... Lizzy Watts Reverend Mother ...... Caroline Guthrie Sam ...... Mark Meadows Directed by Mary Ward-Lowery. Broadcast Sat 3 Oct 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

3 10 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: The Complete Smiley - The Looking Glass War

4 10 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Beau Geste Episode 1 Dramatisation by Graeme Fife of PC Wren's classic story of honour; love and adventure. The Geste brothers run away from England; home and romance to join the French Foreign Legion; following the mysterious disappearance of a valuable family heirloom. Beau ...... Chris New John ...... Rob Hastie Lawrence ...... Michael Culkin Major Jolivet ...... Timothy Ackroyd Aunt Patricia ...... Tessa Worsley Isobel ...... Candida Benson Gussie ...... Anthony Schuster Burdon ...... Scott Richards Young Beau ...... Nick Hockaday Young Gussie ...... Freddie Hill Young John ...... Alex Hockaday Young Claudia ...... Hannah Sharpe Young Isobel ...... Melissa Gardner Lejeune ...... Nick Fletcher Boldini ...... Laurence Possa Hank ...... Greg Wohead Buddy ...... Don Mousseau The Sergeant ...... Alasdair MacEwan Recruiting Officer ...... Max Bennet Schwartz ...... Simon Scardifield Original music by Roger Pasto Cortina. Directed by Willi Richards An Art and Adventure Ltd production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Sun 4 Oct 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4Sat 10 Oct 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

5 10 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Audio Recordings of Human Traffic Comedy thriller by Louise Wallinger. Confined to her flat after a skiing accident; Monica listens in to her neighbours' lives. A local woman has disappeared and Monica begins to suspect that the man above is somehow involved. When a noise officer from the council turns up; her investigations begin in earnest. Monica ...... Jemima Rooper Lucas ...... Andrew Scott PC Murray ...... Ben Crowe Judy ...... Lizzy Watts Tim ...... Ben Askew Carole ...... Annabelle Dowler Jackson ...... David Hargreaves Tony ...... Philip Fox. Broadcast Mon 5 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

6 10 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Dickens Confidential The Man Who Robbed the Bank of England Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens; as the head of a daily paper; would have tackled bringing the news to the masses. By Mike Walker. Mourning the loss of Jack Marshall; Dickens and his investigative team are determined to find the connection between financier Iron Billy and a cunning plot aimed at the heart of the country's financial system. Charles Dickens ...... Dan Stevens Agnes Paxton ...... Eleanor Howell Daniel Parker ...... Andrew Buchan Joseph Paxton ...... John Dougall Mickey's Jim ...... Gerard Murphy Iron Billy ...... John Rowe Bank manager ...... Stephen Critchlow Vicar ...... Chris Pavlo Butler ...... Nyasha Hatendi Commissionaire ...... Dan Starkey Directed by David Hunter. Broadcasts Mon 16 Jun 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Tue 6 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

7 10 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Life Complicated - Status Pending By Marcy Kahan. Unable to get jobs; five recent graduates each invent their own imaginative and challenging three-week project. As the schemes unfold; they are each forced to confront what they really want from life. KC ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Freddie ...... Joseph Cohen-Cole Max ...... Piers Wehner Ben ...... Rhys Jennings Rosie ...... Tessa Nicholson Directed by Jeremy Mortimer. Broadcast Wed 7 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

8 10 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Septimus Greabe By Mike Harris. In the early 19th century; the Society for the Suppression of Vice; inspired by William Wilberforce; would stop at nothing in their efforts to stamp out sin and corruption - even if this meant employing the most unscrupulous of characters to carry out their good work. Septimus Greabe ...... David Troughton Thomas Buxton ...... Will Keen Hannah ...... Kellie Shirley John Bowles ...... Paul Jesson Joseph Merceron ...... Nigel Cooke Eva Bowles ...... Perdita Avery Directed by Clive Brill. A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Fri 13 Jun 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Thu 8 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

9 10 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Foundling By Nick Warburton. A man famous for finding lost people arrives in a small town. Why will he not help a young woman find her lost child? Laura ...... Emma Fielding Roach ...... Peter Marinker Gilbert ...... Ben Crowe Directed by Peter Kavanagh. Broadcasts Tue 17 Jun 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Fri 9 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

10 10 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Shadowlands Adaptation by Archie Scottney of the play by William Nicholson. The moving true story of the 1950s relationship between Oxford don and author CS Lewis and divorced American writer Joy Gresham. CS 'Jack' Lewis ...... Martin Jarvis Joy Gresham ...... Joanne Whalley 'Warnie' Lewis ...... Kenneth Danziger Rev Harry Harrington ...... Julian Sands Prof Christopher Riley ...... Julian Holloway Douglas ...... Zach Callison Alan Gregg ...... Darren Richardson Registrar ...... Jean Gilpin Doctor ...... Matthew Wolf Priest/Oakley ...... Alan Shearman Nurse ...... Daisy Hydon Directed by Rosalind Ayres A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Sat 10 Oct 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

10 10 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Beau Geste

11 10 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Beau Geste Episode 2 Dramatisation by Graeme Fife of PC Wren's classic story of honour; love and adventure. The Geste brothers become the focus of suspicion and hostility from an assortment of international ne'er do wells thrown together as a platoon of the French Foreign Legion. A sudden attack on a remote desert fort by Toureg raiders brings matters to a head and provides the explanation for the disappearance of the Blue Water sapphire. Beau ...... Chris New John ...... Rob Hastie Lawrence ...... Michael Culkin Major Jolivet ...... Timothy Ackroyd Aunt Patricia ...... Tessa Worsley Isobel ...... Candida Benson Gussie ...... Anthony Schuster Burdon ...... Scott Richards Young Beau ...... Nick Hockaday Young Gussie ...... Freddie Hill Young John ...... Alex Hockaday Young Claudia ...... Hannah Sharpe Young Isobel ...... Melissa Gardner Lejeune ...... Nick Fletcher Boldini ...... Laurence Possa Hank ...... Greg Wohead Buddy ...... Don Mousseau The Sergeant ...... Alasdair MacEwan Recruiting Officer ...... Max Bennet Schwartz ...... Simon Scardifield Original music by Roger Pasto Cortina Directed by Willi Richards An Art and Adventure Ltd production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Sun 11 Oct 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4Sat 17 Oct 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

12 10 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Legacy By Cath Staincliffe. Probate detectives Rachel and Dan race to find the rightful heirs to an unclaimed estate and get a slice of the fortune. Rachel ...... Maxine Peake Dan ...... Tony Mooney Young Bill ...... Thomas Rolinson Young Victor ...... Daniel Rogers Young Violet ...... Lowri Evans Older Violet ...... Eileen O'Brien Nun/Secretary ...... Fiona Clarke Older Victor ...... Claude Close Directed by Nadia Molinari. Broadcast Mon 12 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

13 10 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Dickens Confidential Dickens and Dizzy Last broadcast on Tue; 13 Oct 2009 ; 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 (see all broadcasts). Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens; as the head of a daily paper; would have tackled bringing the news to the masses. In the weeks leading up to Queen Victoria's coronation; Dickens meets Benjamin Disraeli; a journalist and ambitious young politician. There is an instant rivalry and unease between the two men; which only increases when the team believe they have uncovered a secret that Disraeli wants to keep hidden. Charles Dickens ...... Dan Stevens Agnes Paxton ...... Eleanor Howell Daniel Parker ...... Andrew Buchan Benjamin Disraeli ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt William Percy ...... Bertie Carvel Mary Anne Wyndham Lewis ...... Liz Sutherland Lady Londonderry ...... Joan Walker Rachel ...... Lydia Leonard Official ...... Ben Crowe Footman ...... Nyasha Hatendi Archbishop ...... Dan Starkey Speaker ...... Stephen Critchlow Rabbi ...... Alan Lee Directed by Tracey Neale. Broadcasts Mon 23 Jun 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Tue 13 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

14 10 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 BBC Radio 4 Programmes Afternoon Play The Island With No Name By Alison Joseph. Hebridean island life isn't for everyone; yet when Kathleen decides to sell her family's croft and head to Glasgow; her friends are appalled. Her decision becomes a catalyst that causes people in the small community to re-examine their heart's desires. Kathleen ...... Elspeth Brodie Martinn ...... Finn Den Hertog Wendy ...... Meg Fraser Fergus ...... Jamie Lee Grandmother ...... Dolina MacLennan Trina ...... Sally Reid. Broadcast Wed 14 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4Woman's Hour Drama Degrees Of Separation The Boy in the Library Series of five linked stories by Katie Hims on the theme of separation; based on experiences sent in by Woman's Hour listeners. Billy lives in the same town as his son and grandson; but he has never seen the little boy because of a family quarrel. When he sees a boy in the local library who he believes is his grandson; he sets in train a series of events which threaten to land him in trouble with the police. Billy ...... Richard Bremner Janice ...... Janice Acquah Karen ...... Alison Reid. Broadcast Wed 14 Oct 2009 19:45 BBC Radio 4

15 10 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Dropping Bombs A bittersweet generational comedy by Paul Cotter. Sixty five years after a bungled bombing raid; a former RAF pilot; with wife and son in tow; makes the long drive to Germany to deliver an apology. The trip turns out to be explosive for all concerned. Valerie ...... Rosemary Leach Alistair ...... Nigel Anthony Ross ...... Ivan Kaye German Woman ...... Susan Engel Manager/Official ...... Kenneth Collard Weert ...... Dan Starkey. Broadcasts Tue 10 Jun 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Thu 15 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

16 10 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Dose of Fame By Stephen Wakelam. In the final stages of writing Howards End and nervous of success; EM Forster grapples with a mysterious death; his own sexuality and the seed of an idea for his next novel; Maurice. Morgan ...... Stephen Campbell Moore Lily ...... Diana Quick Masood ...... Navin Chowdhry Malcolm ...... Matt Addis Ernest ...... Benjamin Askew Unwin ...... Sam Dale Edward Arnold ...... Philip Fox Roger Fry ...... Malcolm Tierney Hilda ...... Caroline Guthrie Directed by David Hunter. Broadcast Fri 16 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

17 10 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Emil and the Detectives Dramatisation by Katie Hims of the comic children's detective novel by Erich Kaestner. Country boy Emil Tischbein; up from Neustadt for the first time; enlists the aid of hundreds of Berlin street boys to help him catch a thief. Emil ...... Joshua Swinney Kaestner ...... Bruce Alexander Grundeis ...... Ewan Hooper Gustav ...... Daniel Cooper Professor ...... Neil Reynolds Traut ...... Bertie Gilbert Peters ...... Josh Robinson Tuesday ...... Harry Child Pony ...... Agnes Bateman Mrs Tischbein ...... Melissa Advani Cashier ...... Tessa Nicholson Jeschke ...... John Biggins Guard ...... Rhys Jennings Taxi Driver ...... Joseph Cohen-Cole Grandma ...... Kate Layden Directed by Jessica Dromgoole. Broadcast Sat 17 Oct 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

17 10 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Beau Geste

18 10 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Howards End Episode 1 Two-part dramatisation of EM Forster's classic novel. When Helen Schlegel goes to stay at Howards End; the country home of the Wilcox family; her own life; along with that of her sister Margaret; is changed forever. Narrator ...... John Hurt Margaret Schlegel ...... Lisa Dillon Helen Schlegel ...... Jill Cardo Tibby Schlegel ...... Tom Ferguson Aunt Juley ...... Alexandra Mathie Henry Wilcox ...... Malcolm Raeburn Ruth Wilcox ...... Ann Rye Charles Wilcox ...... Joseph Kloska Leonard Bast ...... Joseph Prospero Dolly Wilcox/Jacky Bast ...... Christine Marshall. Broadcasts Sun 18 Oct 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4Sat 24 Oct 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

19 10 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Filthy Rich Black comedy by Michael Butt. Max is set to inherit a small fortune when he turns 25; but standing between him and the money is his sister Katrin. And then there's the grandmother. It's dog-eat-dog on the mean streets of Weston-super-Mare. Max ......William Beck Katrin ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Maria ......Anna Massey Susie ...... Rachel Spence Dougie ...... Piers Wehner Man ...... Rhys Jennings Young Katrin ...... Isadora Dooley Hunter Young Max ...... Joshua Swinney Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko. Broadcast Mon 19 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

20 10 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Dickens Confidential The Deal Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens; as the head of a daily paper; would have tackled bringing the news to the masses. By Rob Kinsman. When a timid doctor is accused of murdering his wealthy older lover; Dickens alone is convinced of his innocence. His journalistic team's investigations descend into the harsh territory of the debtors' prison. Everything; it seems; comes down to money. Charles Dickens ...... Dan Stevens Agnes Paxton ...... Eleanor Howell Daniel Parker ...... Andrew Buchan Brickman ...... Gerard McDermott Harper ...... Stephen Critchlow Blind Bill ...... John Rowe Maria ...... Liz Sutherland Dr Widdershins ...... Simon Treves Prosecutor ...... Nyasha Hatendi Turnkey ...... Dan Starkey Judge ...... Chris Pavlo Directed by David Hunter. Broadcasts Mon 30 Jun 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Tue 20 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

21 10 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Those Hard to Reach Places Comedy by Daniel Thurman. 'Cleaner...only dirtier' is a slogan unlikely to be used by your average domestic cleaner. But Rita is anything but your average domestic cleaner; as an unfortunate former mayor is about to discover. Fawcett ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Mrs Randle ...... Anne Reid Rita ...... Janet Dibley Bus Driver ...... Piers Wehner Phone voice ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Directed by Toby Swift. Broadcast Wed 21 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

22 10 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Decoy Thriller by Matthew Broughton. Daniel is plucked from the factory floor and groomed by the state as a body-double. Daniel ...... Ifan Meredith Victor ...... Stephen Hogan Katrina ......Abigail Hollick Adam ...... Joseph Cohen Cole Simon ...... Rhys Jennings Other parts played by Kate Layden; Piers Wehner; Rhys Jennings; Emerald O'Hanrahan; Tessa Nicholson and Melissa Advani. Directed by Faith Collingwood. Broadcast Thu 22 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

22 10 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 19:45 Afternoon Play The Decoy Thriller by Matthew Broughton. Daniel is plucked from the factory floor and groomed by the state as a body-double. Daniel ...... Ifan Meredith Victor ...... Stephen Hogan Katrina ......Abigail Hollick Adam ...... Joseph Cohen Cole Simon ...... Rhys Jennings Other parts played by Kate Layden; Piers Wehner; Rhys Jennings; Emerald O'Hanrahan; Tessa Nicholson and Melissa Advani. Directed by Faith Collingwood. Broadcast Thu 22 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

23 10 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Day the Planes Came Romantic comedy by Caroline and David Stafford. The events of 9/11 cause many American flights to be diverted to Canada. The sleepy town of Gander in Newfoundland finds itself accommodating over 6;000 stranded passengers; including Sarah and her teenage daughter Polly. A selfless and put-upon divorcee; Sarah is seduced by the local people's hospitality. Finally; she learns to let her hair down. She has her first kiss in years; catches a fish; meets Crazy Pete; dabbles in a bit of karaoke and finally gets the few hours of sleep that have eluded her for so long. Sarah ...... Rosie Cavaliero Polly ...... Jade Williams Gary ...... William Hope Chris ...... Stephen Critchlow Airport Announcer ...... Peter Marinker Directed by Marc Beeby. Broadcasts Tue 24 Jun 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Fri 23 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

24 10 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Bullitt Dramatisation of Robert L Pike's gritty detective story; set in New York's rough 52nd Precinct in 1963. Lieutenant Clancy; head throbbing from days without sleep; is assigned to protect important Mafia witness Johnny Rossi. But when he is found dead; Clancy has only a matter of hours to find the killer before his enemy; Assistant District Attorney Chalmers; finds out. Lieutenant Clancy ...... Jason Isaacs Ada Chalmers/Barnett/Renick/Johnny Rossi ...... Kerry Shale Detective Kaprowski ...... Lou Hirsch Captain Wise/Johnny Rossi/Ships Officer ...... John Biggins Dr Willard/Pete Rossi ...... Stephen Hogan Doc Freeman/Sergeant ...... Bruce Alexander Detenctive Mark Kelly ...... Sasha Pick Ann Renick/LAPD Officer ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Hotel Manager/Chalmers' Secretary ...... Kate Layden Directed by Pauline Harris. Broadcast Sat 24 Oct 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

24 10 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Howards End

25 10 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Howards End Episode 2 Dramatisation of EM Forster's classic novel. Helen Schlegel is unhappy that her sister Margaret has agreed to marry the recently-widowed Henry Wilcox. Unbeknown to the sisters; Ruth Wilcox bequeathed the Wilcox country home; Howards End; to Margaret; but the note has been destroyed by Henry's son; Charles. Narrator ...... John Hurt Margaret Schlegel ...... Lisa Dillon Helen Schlegel ...... Jill Cardo Tibby Schlegel ...... Tom Ferguson Aunt Juley ...... Alexandra Mathie Henry Wilcox ...... Malcolm Raeburn Ruth Wilcox ...... Ann Rye Charles Wilcox ...... Joseph Kloska Leonard Bast ...... Joseph Prospero Dolly Wilcox/Jacky Bast ...... Christine Marshall. Broadcasts Sun 25 Oct 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4Sat 31 Oct 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

26 10 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Lifeline By PG Morgan. Three people fly to Bangkok on an all-expenses paid trip to test a new asthma treatment. Nick is an actor whose last big job was in a recently-axed soap; Lynne needs to pay back debts caused by her secret addiction and Rob is a drugs trial veteran with a family to support. But when the injections begin; everything starts to unravel. Lynne ...... Shelley Rees Nick ...... Steffan Rhodri Rob ...... Brendan Charleson Alison ...... Britta Gartner Dr Zubir ...... Narinder Samra Directed by Kate McAll. Broadcast Mon 26 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

27 10 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Dickens Confidential Murder in the Red Barn Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens; as the head of a daily paper; would have tackled bringing the news to the masses. By Mike Walker. When the body of a young baby is found floating on the River Thames; the Herald's chief correspondent Daniel Parker is given the task of finding out why. While his investigations take him and Charles Dickens into the poverty stricken areas of the City; Agnes is in the thick of philanthropy and theatricals in Belgravia. Charles Dickens ...... Dan Stevens Agnes Paxton ...... Eleanor Howell Daniel Parker ...... Andrew Buchan Mr Dudman ...... Henry Goodman Mrs Dudman ...... Joan Walker Sarah ...... Liz Sutherland Mrs Kindly ...... Helen Longworth The Boatman ...... John Rowe Equerry/Stallholder/PC ...... Chris Pavlo Directed by Tracey Neale. Broadcasts Mon 7 Jul 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Tue 27 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

28 10 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Tokyo Murder The Parents By John Dryden and Miriam Smith. Jennifer and Peter Whitelock arrive in Japan to help find their daughter Daisy's murderer. Frustrated with the progress of the police investigation; Peter puts his trust in TV producer Norio Ito; who promises to champion their cause on his popular 'news and entertainment' show; while Jennifer tries to discover what her daughter's life in Tokyo was like. Then she starts getting calls from a man claiming to be the killer. Jennifer Whitelock ...... Lynne Hobday Peter Whitelock ...... Martin Burns Akira Takahashi ...... Nariyasu Kato Norio Ito ...... Ryuji Yoshimura Brie ...... Erika Hirokawa Other parts played by Junnichi Takahashi; Sachiko Yamada; Gemma Nokes; Shinji Kobata; Michael Ryhs; Hiroyuki Nojima; Teruhiko Nakajima; Adam Browning; Masaru Yoshihara; Harumi Tsumoto; Takako Anami; Kei Katsumoto. Directed by John Dryden. A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Tue 16 Sep 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Wed 28 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

29 10 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Tokyo Murder The Detective By John Dryden and Miriam Smith. Detective Inspector Julie Hill is sent to Tokyo to investigate the disappearance of British teacher Daisy Whitelock. Working with the Tokyo police; who are reluctant to have a foreign police officer interfering with the case; she has to overcome cultural and bureaucratic obstacles as she attempts to untangle what really happened at the foreign language school Daisy taught at. Julie Hill ...... Rachel Ferguson Assistant Inspector Takasugi ...... Takuya Matsumoto Superintendent Yamagawa ...... Teruhiko Nakajima Alex ...... Micheal Naishtut Brie ...... Erika Hirokawa Akira Takahashi ...... Nariyasu Kato Other parts played by Ken Endo; Daan Archer; Shinji Kobata; Hiroyuki Nojima; Masaru Yoshihara; Takako Anami; Rika Wakasugi and Kei Katsumoto. Directed by John Dryden. A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Wed 17 Sep 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Thu 29 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

30 10 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Tokyo Murder The Daughter By John Dryden and Miriam Smith. Daisy Whitelock arrives in Japan to teach English at a foreign language school in Tokyo. Her desire to scratch beneath the surface of Japanese society leads her to shun the companionship of the other ex-pat teachers in her shared apartment; and exposes her to the terrifying reality of a disturbed mind. Daisy Whitelock ...... Sophie Cartman Akira Takahashi ...... Nariyasu Kato Brie ...... Erika Hirokawa Alex ...... Michael Naishtut Other parts played by Junnichi Takahashi; Sachiko Yamada; Adam Browning; Shinji Kobata; Rika Wakasugi; Kei Katsumoto; Ken Endo; Masaru Yoshihara; Takako Anami; Erika Akiyama; Hikari Motohashi. Directed by John Dryden. A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Thu 18 Sep 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Fri 30 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

30 10 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Tokyo Murder The Daughter By John Dryden and Miriam Smith. Daisy Whitelock arrives in Japan to teach English at a foreign language school in Tokyo. Her desire to scratch beneath the surface of Japanese society leads her to shun the companionship of the other ex-pat teachers in her shared apartment; and exposes her to the terrifying reality of a disturbed mind. Daisy Whitelock ...... Sophie Cartman Akira Takahashi ...... Nariyasu Kato Brie ...... Erika Hirokawa Alex ...... Michael Naishtut Other parts played by Junnichi Takahashi; Sachiko Yamada; Adam Browning; Shinji Kobata; Rika Wakasugi; Kei Katsumoto; Ken Endo; Masaru Yoshihara; Takako Anami; Erika Akiyama; Hikari Motohashi. Directed by John Dryden. A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Thu 18 Sep 2008 14:15 BBC Radio 4 Fri 30 Oct 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

31 10 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Voyage of the Demeter Robert Forrest's chilling tale of the supernatural; set on a schooner sailing from Bulgaria to England in 1867. Something very unpleasant is lurking aboard the ship; and the voyage becomes a terrifying ordeal. Ripelski ...... Finlay Welsh Robash ...... Gary Lewis Kanesky ...... Steven McNicoll Bretov ...... Grant O'Rourke Gentleman ...... Alexander Morton. Broadcasts Sat 23 Feb 200814:30 BBC Radio 4Sat 31 Oct 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

31 10 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Howards End

1 11 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Bel Ami Episode 1 Dramatisation by Frances Byrnes of Guy de Maupassant's story of political corruption in the newspaper world of 19th-century France and the inexorable rise of Georges Duroy - 'Bel Ami' - a charming; ruthless man of little talent but plenty of ambition. Bel Ami is making the perfect match with a society heiress but his past is about to catch up with him; in the shape of Mme de Marelle; his long-term mistress. Bel Ami ...... Jonathan Slinger Marelle ...... Emma Fielding Madeleine ...... Mali Harries Forestier ...... Kieran Self Monsieur Walter ...... Steffan Rhodri Rachel ...... Sara McGaughey Other roles played by Richard Nichols. Directed by Polly Thomas. Broadcasts Sun 1 Nov 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4Sat 7 Nov 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

2 11 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Goldengrove Frances Byrnes' story of the relationship between a young working-class girl and the woman who transforms her. Margaret; a spinster; teaches Narn; a city child; how to shake hands firmly; polish silver and identify birds. Most of all; she teaches her how to speak. Margaret ...... Jill Balcon Narn ...... Jessica Jolleys Narn Now ...... Siriol Jenkins Josie ...... Beccy Alexander Fred ...... Brendan Charleson Directed by Kate McAll. Broadcasts Mon 28 Jul 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Mon 2 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

3 11 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Dickens Confidential Why Are We in Afghanistan? Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens; as the head of a daily paper; would have tackled bringing the news to the masses. By Mike Walker. Dickens and his team find themselves in the midst of spies; intrigue and dark goings-on at the Russian Embassy; culminating in a heroic balloon chase across the London skyline. Charles Dickens ...... Dan Stevens Agnes Paxton ...... Eleanor Howell Daniel Parker ...... Andrew Buchan Nadia Durova ...... Rachel Atkins Alex Burns ...... Dan Starkey Joseph Paxton ...... John Dougall Bishop ...... John Rowe Ivan Vitkovich ...... Chris Pavlo Directed by Tracey Neale. Broadcasts Mon 14 Jul 200814:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Tue 3 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

4 11 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Ivan and the Dogs By Hattie Naylor. The extraordinary true story of Ivan Mishukov; who walked out of his Moscow apartment at the age of four and spent two years living on the city streets where he was adopted by a pack of wild dogs. Ivan ...... Tom Glenister Cellist: Sarah Moody Directed by Paul Dodgson. A Pier production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Wed 4 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

5 11 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Guy Fawkes What exactly is it that we’re asked to remember on the 5th of November? As the nation prepares for Bonfire Night; highly acclaimed comedy trio; The Penny Dreadfuls; take a fresh and timely look at a familiar story with a comedic; stirring and sometimes graphic exploration of the build-up to and aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot for The Afternoon Play. Recorded in front of an audience at the Radio Theatre in London; there's plenty of laughs in places where you least expect them – from the boisterously optimistic meetings of the conspirators through to Fawkes' internment in the Tower of London. Starring Kevin Eldon as Guy; The Penny Dreadfuls will also be joined on stage by Miles Jupp and Andrew Pugsley. The Penny Dreadfuls are David Reed; Humphrey Ker and Thom Tuck. The Penny Dreadfuls have previously written and performed two series of the Victorian themed Brothers Faversham for Radio 7 have just finished their fourth highly successful year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Guy Fawkes ...... Kevin Eldon Thomas Percy ...... Miles Jupp John Wright ...... David Reed Robert Catesby ...... Thom Tuck Thomas Winter ...... Andrew Pugsley Sir William Waad ...... Humphrey Ker. Broadcast Thu 5 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

6 11 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Tony Kay Scandal By Michael McLean. The true story of the case of footballer Tony Kay; who; in 1965; was convicted of match fixing; sent to prison and banned for life by the FA. The play follows the course of events leading up to Kay's trial; imprisonment and release; and features recently-recorded observations from Kay himself. Tony Kay ...... Mikey North Peter Swan ...... Carl Prekopp 'Bronco' Layne ...... Karl Davies Solicitor ...... Andrew Branch Harry Catterick ...... Tom Bevan Jimmy Gauld ...... Ross Sutherland Judge ...... Alan Leith Prison Governor ...... Ian Masters Directed by Martin Jenkins A Pier production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Fri 6 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

7 11 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play All Quiet on the Western Front Dramatisation by Dave Sheasby of Erich Maria Remarque's haunting; comic; lyrical and desperate story of a group of young German soldiers enduring and coming to terms with the realities of the First World War. Paul Baumer ...... Robert Lonsdale Kropp ...... Simon Trinder Muller ...... Gunnar Cauthary Leer ...... Lloyd Thomas Tjaden ...... Joseph Arkley Katczinsky ...... Stephen Critchlow Cook ...... Malcolm Tierney Westhaus ...... Stuart McLoughlin Captain Bertinck ...... Dan Starkey Kemmerich ...... Luke Walker Himmelstoss ...... Tim Treloar Detering ...... Nick Sayce Mother ...... Janice Acquah French girl ...... Donnla Hughes Erna ...... Jill Cardo Mrs Kemmerich ...... Carolyn Pickles Orderly ...... Inam Mirza Mittlestaedt ...... Paul Rider Major ...... Chris Pavlo Nurse ...... Manjeet Mann Directed by David Hunter. Broadcast Sat 7 Nov 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

7 11 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Bel Ami

8 11 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Bel Ami Episode 2 Dramatisation by Frances Byrnes of Guy de Maupassant's story of political corruption in the newspaper world of 19th-century France and the inexorable rise of Georges Duroy - 'Bel Ami' - a charming; ruthless man of little talent but plenty of ambition. Bel Ami's first wife and mistress are in the church to see him marry again; but will their knowledge of his past threaten his glittering future? Duroy ...... Jonathan Slinger Marelle ...... Emma Fielding Madeleine ...... Mali Harries Msr Walter ...... Steffan Rhodri Rachel ...... Sara McGaughey Suzanne ...... Catrin Morgan Mme Walter ...... Nickie Rainsford The Bishop ...... Richard Nichols Directed by Polly Thomas. Broadcasts Sun 8 Nov 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4Sat 14 Nov 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

9 11 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Gilda and Her Daughters . Comedy drama by Carine Adler about a mother and her three daughters who gather at their family home after the death of the father. A compelling and comic story about sibling rivalry; maternal love and lies; and the illusiveness of 'truth'. Gilda ...... Sian Thomas Amy ...... Pippa Haywood Natalie ...... Kathryn Hunt Clarissa ...... Claire Bleasdale Therapist/Frank ...... Jonathan Keeble Trumpet player: Jamie Prophet Directed by Pauline Harris. Broadcast Mon 9 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

10 11 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Albert's Boy By James Graham. How can Albert Einstein find a unified theory of everything when he can't even match his socks? A funny; touching look at the eccentric genius' last years and the personal grief that prevented him from making one great final breakthrough. Albert Einstein ...... Victor Spinetti Peter ...... Richard Laing Directed by Peter Kavanagh. Broadcast Tue 10 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

11 11 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play 28 By Dawn King. Nathan; a schoolteacher tainted by connection with a terrorist; is detained for 28 days and then released without charge. In the 28 days following his release he tries to recover his former life with his family; his girlfriend; his job and his social life. Nathan ...... Joseph Cohen-Cole Juliet ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Maggie ...... Gillian Wright Tom ...... Rhys Jennings Miss Warren ...... Tessa Nicholson David ...... Philip Fox Libby ...... Kate Layden Police Officers ...... Piers Wehner and David Hargreaves Lucie ...... Jade Beaty Tiru ...... Matthew Hall Brona ...... Stefanie Walker Directed by Jessica Dromgoole. Broadcast Wed 11 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

12 11 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Railway Siding By Jonathan Holloway. When struggling architect Jack is forced to take the overnight train from Haverfordwest to Paddington; he encounters a garrulous guard and a spookily familiar young woman. All is not quite what it seems. Jack ...... Sam Dale Train Guard ...... Ewan Hooper Hope ...... Lydia Leonard Stationmaster/Tom ...... Mark Lewis Directed by David Hunter. Broadcast Thu 12 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

13 11 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Number 10 Be A Good Chap... Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street. After a general election; the Tories have won more seats but Labour got the biggest vote. Both need help from the Lib Dems; which will come at a cost. So who will get to form the next government? Adam ...... Antony Sher Monica ...... Sasha Behar Polly ...... Penny Downie Bill ...... Bill Paterson Steve ...... Stephen Mangan Sir Cosmo ......Nicholas Woodeson Simon Laity ...... Damian Lewis Lewis Smiley MP ...... Nigel Lindsay Peter Chadwick ...... Clive Russell Palace equerry/TV producer ...... Joseph Kloska Assorted reporters ...... Scott Cherry; Theo Fraser Steele Directed by Clive Brill A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Fri 13 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

13 11 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play A Night with Johnny Stompanato Jonathan Holloway's hard-boiled Hollywood drama is based on a true story. One night in 1958; police were called to the home of 'sweater girl' Lana Turner. The actress' current boyfriend Johnny Stampanato lay in a pool of blood; stabbed to death by Lana's daughter Cheryl. At the subsequent inquest; Turner gave the performance of her life. Lana Turner ...... Laurence Bouvard Johnny Stampanato ...... John Guerrasio Cheryl ...... Georgie Moffett Del ...... Demetri Goritsas McGinley ...... John Chancer Geisler ...... Paul Mohan Langhauser ...... John Telfer Bill Brooks ...... Oliver Millingham Annie ...... Kim Baker Directed by Sara Davies. Broadcast Fri 13 Nov 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

14 11 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play 1989: The Shape of the Table Originally staged by the National Theatre in 1990; David Edgar's powerful play charts the dramatic and dangerous transition of a fictional eastern European country from hard-line communism to the beginnings of western-style democracy. It is 1989; crowds are gathering in the streets and the Soviets are refusing to send in the troops. The government is on its own and faces a stark choice - suppress the demonstrators or instigate reform. Pavel Prus ...... Tim McInnerny Josef Lutz ...... Henry Goodman Michal Kaplan ...... Jeremy Clyde Victor Spassov ...... Michael Elwyn Petr Vladislav ...... Jonathan Keeble Jan Matkovic ...... Robert Lister Andrei Zietek ...... Joseph Kloska Vera Rousova ...... Carolyn Pickles Jan Milev ...... Christian Rodska Victoria Brodskaya ...... Laura Matthews Monica Freie ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Original music by Malcolm McKee Direcred by Peter Leslie Wild. Broadcast Sat 14 Nov 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

14 11 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Bel Ami

15 11 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Fair Stood The Wind For France Episode 1 Dramatisation by Maddy Fredericks of HE Bates' classic tale of danger; suspense and romance in Second World War France. When a British aircrew ditch over Occupied territory in the summer of 1942; injury and suspicion dog their attempts to survive and escape. Franklin ...... Rory Kinnear O'Connor ...... Tom Goodman-Hill Francoise ...... Louise Brealey Grandmother ...... Ellie Haddington Father ...... Bruce Alexander Doctor ...... Ewan Hooper With Kate Layden and Kenneth Collard. Directed by Jonquil Panting. Broadcast Sun 15 Nov 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

16 11 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Forty-Three Fifty-Nine - Wake Comedy by Katie Hims. The story of Jess' day trip to kiss her dead first love; Danny; goodbye. One lie leads to another and; before they know it; Jess and her mother Avril are in a real pickle. Jess ...... Claire Rushbrook Avril ...... Rachel Davies Joe ...... John Lightbody Tara ...... Emily Beecham Shane ...... Tom Meredith Fiona ...... Kate Fitzgerald Cab Driver ...... David Webber A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Mon 16 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

17 11 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Secret Place By Clare Bayley. Andy and Safi are getting married; but this is no normal wedding. There won't even be a wedding night because Andy is serving a life sentence for murder. Andy ...... Paul Hilton Safi ...... Helen Longworth Leyla ...... Tracey Wilkinson Patrick ...... Rod Arthur Directed by Claire Grove. Broadcasts Fri 25 Jul 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Tue 17 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

18 11 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Loop By Nick Perry. When a young boy toys with his dad's mobile phone; middle-aged Englishman Nick Perry finds himself speaking to a young stranger called Jim in New York - in 1959. As they talk; they discover that they are both writers: Nick is struggling with his first radio play and Jim's just started on an ambitious new TV show; The Twilight Zone. Nick Perry ...... Ivan Kaye Jim Giller ...... Edward Hogg Old Man ...... Peter Marinker Policeman ...... Rhys Jennings Dolores ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Woman ...... Melissa Advani Directed by Toby Swift. Broadcast Wed 18 Nov 200914:15BBC Radio 4

19 11 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Alan and Jean's Incredible Journey Poignant comedy drama by Ian Kershaw.Alan and Jean Warburton are on vacation; but this is no ordinary holiday. They are spending it in their bedroom. Alan ...... George Costigan Jean ...... Julie Hesmondhalgh Dawn ....... Rina Mahoney Barbara ...... Melissa Jane Sinden Kid ...... Daniel Rogers Directed by Gary Brown. Broadcasts Tue 19 Aug 2008 14:15BBC Radio 4 Thu 19 Nov 200914:15BBC Radio 4

20 11 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Number 10 And Drugs Won... SynopsisSeries of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street. In a pact with the Liberal Democrats; Labour have formed a government. But the new Lib Dem home secretary seems determined to stray off message; and the legalisation of drugs is top of her agenda. Adam ...... Antony Sher Monica ...... Sasha Behar Polly ...... Penny Downie Bill ...... Bill Paterson Steve ...... Stephen Mangan Gwen Donoghue ...... Denise Black Helen Ridout ...... Lucy Robinson Chair of Bolswell North CLP ...... Scott Cherry Lucy; Channel 4 news reporter ...... Charlotte Lucas Chief Superintendant ...... Paul Jesson Directed by Clive Brill A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Fri 20 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

20 11 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Vent SynopsisComedy drama by Nigel Smith. Ben has survived a crippling brain lesion but he won't engage with the world around him; preferring to stay safely in his own fantasy world. Ben ...... Neil Pearson Mary ...... Fiona Allen Mum ...... Josie Lawrence Blitz ...... Leslie Ash Naz ...... Robert Webb Ellie ...... Rachel Isaac Bitch Nurse ...... Joanna Brookes Karl/HG Wells ...... Matthew Kelly Katy ...... Laura Doddington Mr Arcola ...... Bruce Alexander Bea ...... Scarlett Milburn-Smith Directed by Nigel Smith. Broadcast Fri 20 Nov 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

21 11 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial SynopsisIn 1925; the same year that Franz Kafka's The Trial was published; one of the most unusual trials ever seen in a United States courtroom took place. Earlier that year; the state of Tennessee had passed the Butler Act; which made the teaching of evolution illegal. In the stifling July heat; and in a courtroom hung with banners proclaiming 'Read Your Bible Daily'; 24-year-old teacher John Scopes stood trial. Adapted from the original trial transcript by Peter Goodchild. John Scopes ...... Neil Patrick Harris William Jennings Bryan ...... Edward Asner Dudley Field Malone ...... Stacy Keach Clarence Darrow ...... John de Lancie Judge John Raulston ...... Jerry Hardin Attorney General Stewart ...... Rob Nagle Arthur Garfield Hays ...... Arye Gross Howard Morgan ...... Tirosh Schneider Mr Riley ...... David Selby Mr Robinson ...... James Gleason Mr White ...... David Alan Novak Court Usher ...... Matt Gaydos Directed by Kate McAll. Broadcast Sat 21 Nov 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

21 11 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Fair Stood the Wind for France

22 11 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Fair Stood The Wind For France Episode SynopsisDramatisation by Maddy Fredericks of HE Bates' classic tale of danger; suspense and romance in Second World War France. John Franklin; a wounded British airman; is finally fit and planning his escape from France. He could go the fast way - or the slow way. Franklin ...... Rory Kinnear Francoise ...... Louise Brealey Grandmother ...... Ellie Haddington Father ...... Bruce Alexander Boat Man ...... Kenneth Collard O'Connor ...... Tom Goodman-Hill With John Biggins; Kate Layden; Rhys Jennings and Piers Wehner. Directed by Jonquil Panting. Broadcasts Sun 22 Nov 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 28 Nov 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

23 11 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Girl from Mars SynopsisEleanor's sister Amy disappeared five years ago. She simply walked out of her house and into the records of the 'missing'. Lucy Caldwell's play explores her family's attempts to come to terms with the loss of a daughter and sister. Eleanor ...... Alana Kerr Chris ...... Joe Armstrong Judith ...... Maggie Cronin James ...... Kieran Lagan Darryl ...... Andy Moore Eleanor aged 15 ...... Hannah R Gordon Eleanor aged 5 ...... Martha Gordon Amy aged 10 ...... Naomi Fearnon Jake aged 5 ...... Harry Robinson Jake aged 15 ...... Connor Williamson Amy/Air hostess ...... Nikki Doherty Police officer/Pilot ...... Patrick Fitzsymons Police officer/Directory Enq ...... Fo Cullen Senora Garcia ...... Mary Kelly Directed by Heather Larmour. Broadcasts Tue 3 Jun 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Mon 23 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

24 11 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Cobwebs SynopsisPsychological drama by David Hodgson. Greg Drake is just getting his life back together after the death of his wife. But then his house is broken into when he is asleep. Nothing is taken; but his peace of mind is destroyed. Greg ...... Kevin Doyle Cathy ...... Fiona Clarke Louise ...... Helen Longworth Jenny ...... Beth Palmer PC Morgan ...... Roy Carruthers Denny ...... Mark Winstanley. Broadcasts Wed 20 Feb 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Tue 24 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

25 11 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Flaw in the Motor; Dust in the Blood Exploration of life with bipolar disorder by Trevor Preston. When Thomas dreams; he's in the world of the crime thriller; his daily life is rather less glamorous. Thomas ...... Rory Kinnear Dr Klein ...... Susan Engel Amy ...... Fenella Woolgar Lizzie ...... Janice Acquah Peter ...... Paul Rider Dr Beard ...... Jonathan Tafler Nita ...... Manjeet Mann Ratched ...... Inam Mirza Directed by Toby Swift. Broadcasts Tue 25 Nov 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Wed 25 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

26 11 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Far North By Louis Nowra. A boy and his young mother take to the road across Australia in search of the freedom and love she craves. Directed by Jane Ulman. A Corporation for Independent Media production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Mon 5 May 200814:15 BBC Radio 4Thu 26 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

27 11 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Number 10 The Visigoths Are Coming... Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street. The Angolan Navy have occupied the British territory of St Helena. After six days; the PM and the Angolan Ambassador are locked in talks to try to prevent a declaration of war. But who has prompted this seemingly mad act of aggression? Adam ...... Antony Sher Steve ...... Stephen Mangan Genoveva ...... Adjoa Andoh Angolan Ambassador/Virgilio; Angolan Military Attache ...... Ray Fearon Paul; US Deputy Secretary of State ...... Colin Stinton Simon Laity ...... Damian Lewis Merlin Helicopter Pilot ...... Theo Fraser Command HQ ...... Scott Cherry Directed by Clive Brill A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Fri 27 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

27 11 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 21:00 Friday Play Shirleymander Tragic comedy by Gregory Evans depicting the principal events of Shirley Porter's time as leader of Westminster city council in the 1980s. Leader ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman Wet ...... Maggie Steed Senior Council Official ...... Joseph Cohen-Cole Exec Director ...... Piers Wehner Deputy ...... Stephen Hogan The Doctor ...... Sagar Arya District Auditor ...... Bruce Alexander QC/Father ...... Ewan Hooper Chairman; Tesco ...... Philip Fox Labour Councillor ...... John Biggins Female interviewer ...... Tessa Nicholson Directed by Marc Beeby. Broadcast Fri 27 Nov 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

28 11 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play A Family Affair A On 22nd November 1990; following dissention in the Conservative ranks and an equivocal leadership ballot; Margaret Thatcher made the dramatic decision to offer her resignation as prime minister. Michael Dobbs' play follows Thatcher's last traumatic days in power; seen from the perspective of her husband; Denis; and her family. Margaret Thatcher ...... Clare Higgins Denis Thatcher ...... Stephen Moore Carol Thatcher ...... Monica Dolan Mark Thatcher ...... William McGeogh Bill ...... Benjamin Whitrow Sir Geoffrey Howe ...... John McEnery Anthony ...... Kevin Doyle Minister ...... Sean Campion Christine ...... Sara Stewart Directed by Roland Jaquerello A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Sat 28 Nov 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

28 11 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Fair Stood the Wind for France

29 11 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 News;Classic Serial The Complete Smiley - Tinker; Tailor; Soldier; Spy Tinker; Tailor; Soldier; Spy Part 1 Dramatisation by Shaun McKenna of John le Carre's classic novel featuring intelligence officer George Smiley. Ever since the capture and torture of their agent in Czechoslovakia; the British Secret Intelligence Service has been in trouble. Now; the government has been forced to call George Smiley back from retirement to investigate the whole incident and to seek out the mole they believe to be at the heart of the service. George Smiley ...... Simon Russell Beale Ann Smiley ...... Anna Chancellor Jim Prideaux ...... Anthony Calf Peter Guillam ...... Ewan Bailey Oliver Lacon ...... Alex Jennings Ricki Tarr ...... Jamie Foreman Irina ...... Vera Filatova Mendel ...... Kenneth Cranham Connie Sachs ...... Maggie Steed Magyar ...... Peter Majer Roddy Martindale ...... Philip Fox Bill Roach ...... Ryan Watson Broadcasts Sun 29 Nov 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 5 Dec 21:00 BBC Radio 4

30 11 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Grey Expectations By Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. You can have too much money. Graham Slater has 200 billion pounds to get rid of; since most of the world's toxic loans have materialised in his office - which happens to be in a parallel universe. Graham ...... Stephen Mangan Griselda ...... Rebecca Front Dottie ...... Phyllida Law Laz ...... Toby Longworth Mrs Grayson ...... Polly Frame Cabby ...... Matt Addis Directed by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. A CPL production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Mon 30 Nov 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

1 12 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Right Place; Wrong Time Dark thriller by Don Webb. Alan Morgan is a salesman; he spends a lot of time away from home. A series of violent crimes is committed across the north. The only lead is a photo-fit reconstruction of the robber's face - it is the spitting image of Alan. Alan ...... Shaun Dooley Perkins ...... Greg Wood Cheshire ...... James Quinn Jill ...... Fiona Clarke Berry ...... Roger Morlidge Margaret ...... Ruth Alexander-Rubin. Broadcast Tue 1 Dec 200914:15BBC

2 12 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play A Dangerous Thing By John Sessions. May 1744: Alexander Pope is on his deathbed in Twickenham; Jonathan Swift is losing his wits in Dublin. The two friends have not seen each other in 17 years; although each is very much on the other's mind. In his final hours; Pope talks to his emotional and intellectual soulmate; Martha 'Pattie' Blount; about his relationship with Swift and the events that have conspired to keep the two friends apart for most of their lives. He also recalls Swift's last visit to London; when an unexpected encounter with a young burglar put the divergent philosophies of the two friends to the test. Jonathan Swift ...... Timothy Spall Alexander Pope ...... John Sessions Martha 'Pattie' Blount ...... Amanda Root Boy (Tom)/John Gay ...... Joe Thomas Amica ...... Tessa Nicholson Dr Cheselden/Lord Bolingbroke/Waterman ...... Nigel Hastings Swift's Servant/Dr Arbuthnot/Matthew/ Gentleman ...... John Biggins. Broadcast Wed 2 Dec 200914:15BBC

3 12 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Headliner By Neil Brand. Important elections are on the horizon in the eastern European state of Khovakhia when up-and-coming stand-up comedienne Katya Kalugin is befriended by US comedy legend Doug Stokowski.

4 12 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Number 10 A Failed State Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street. The coalition is unravelling and; as his team scramble for votes to keep the government in place; the PM goes to his constituency and becomes embroiled in a housing issue involving a Somalian single mother. Is it deliberate politics or the last act of a collapsing prime minister? Adam ...... Antony Sher Monica ...... Sasha Behar Polly ...... Penny Downie Bill ...... Bill Paterson Steve ...... Stephen Mangan Gwen Donoghue ...... Denise Black Biyot Abdulle; constituent ...... Nicola Gardner Hannah Armstrong ...... Kelly Hunter Terry Gruber; union leader ...... Nicholas Murchie Copple; housing manager ...... Michael Eaves Trevithick ...... Karl Theobald Simon Laity ...... Damian Lewis Directed by Clive Brill A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Fri 4 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

5 12 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 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 Other parts played by members of the cast. Directed by David Ian Neville. Broadcasts Sat 13 Oct 200714:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 5 Dec 2009 14:30 BBC

5 12 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: The Complete Smiley - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

6 12 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 News;Classic Serial The Complete Smiley - Tinker, Tailor; Soldier; Spy Episode 2 Dramatisation by Shaun McKenna of John le Carre's classic novel. George Smiley; called back from retirement; tries to piece together the events of the past to find the mole he believes is tearing apart the British Secret Intelligence Service. George Smiley ...... Simon Russell Beale Ann Smiley ...... Anna Chancellor Control ...... John Rowe Peter Guillam ...... Ewan Bailey Percy Alleline ...... Bill Paterson Ricki Tarr ...... Jamie Foreman Toby Esterhase ...... Sam Dale Bill Haydon ...... Michael Feast Roy Bland...... David Hargreaves Sam Collins ...... Nicholas Boulton Broadcast Sun 6 Dec 2009 15:00 BBC

7 12 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Zero Degrees of Separation Three community writing groups from the Isle of Mull; Northern Ireland and London perform their own short plays. The Bank Van; by Carla Lamont; Derek Crook; Kirsty Lamont and Colin MacIntyre. With Stewart Cattanach; Christopher Barlow; Andrea McKenna; Roddy Wyness and Mary-Jean Devon. Crosswords; by Ballycastle Writer's Group. With Daire Buckley; Arlene Brown; Michael Duffin; Rab Coyles; Harry McKeirnan. Guitarist: Lee Cartwright. Directed by Lou Stein Shame on You; by The Original Writer's Group; Battersea. With Zoe King; Christine Brennan; Becca Thackery and members of the group; with Rebecca Noon and Liam Clarke. A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Mon 7 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC

8 12 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Winter Storm By Bernard MacLaverty. On a Midwinter's day in Iowa in 1996; Scottish poet Andrew Younger steps from his office on a university campus and is engulfed by a severe blizzard. Lost and disorientated; Andrew muses upon the events which have led to him being stranded alone; so far away from home. Andrew ...... John Gordon Sinclair Lorna ...... Maureen Beattie Cleaner ...... Wendy Seager Kris ...... Michael Goldsmith Angela ...... Melody Grove. Broadcast Tue 8 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC

9 12 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play One in A Million Crime thriller by Peter Kesterton about guilt; mathematical proof and statistics. Maths lecturer Jonathan is arrested for an attempted assault on a young woman. The case against him is overwhelming: the attacker's DNA has been found on the victim and the forensic scientists show that there is a million to one chance that the DNA is Jonathan's. Can Jonathan uses his statistical knowledge to get himself off the hook? Jonathan Lambert ...... Andy Morton Robinson ...... Christian Rodska Chloe ...... Alex Tregear Katrina/Forensic scientist ...... Saskia Portway Mrs Lambert ...... Pameli Benham Lawyer ...... Jilly Bond Directed by Jolyon Jenkins. Broadcast Wed 9 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

10 12 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Getting to Four Degrees By Sarah Woods. What if we can't limit global warming to two degrees? What if it reaches four degrees - or more? Three real-life climate change experts spin one average family into the future; to look at life on a warmer planet. With Professor Kevin Anderson; Mark Lynas and Dr Emma Tompkins. Ian ...... Don Gilet Sue ...... Kate Ashfield Chloe ...... Amber Beattie Jack ...... Ryan Watson Grandad Bill ...... Bruce Alexander Louisa ...... Melissa Advani Narrator ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Directed by Jonquil Panting. Broadcast Thu 10 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

11 12 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Number 10 Immortality at Last Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street. The removal men are in - Adam Armstrong is finally standing down as PM and the new Conservative leader; Simon Laity; is moving in to Number 10. It seems the whole team will be out of a job - but there is a surprising last-minute offer from an unexpected quarter. Adam ...... Antony Sher Monica ...... Sasha Behar Polly ...... Penny Downie Bill ...... Bill Paterson Steve ...... Stephen Mangan Simon Laity ...... Damian Lewis Nathan Toltz ...... Mike Sengelow Doctor Crawston ...... David Shaw Parker Miss (Jaaey) Twining ...... Charlotte West Oram Susan O'Reilly ...... Flora Montgomery Toby in Number 10 ...... Jo Kloska Reporters ...... Scott Cherry; Theo Fraser Directed by Clive Brill A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast Fri 11 Dec 200914:15 BBC Radio 4

12 12 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Middle By Amelia Bullmore. Clare is the golden middle sister in a family headed by a formidable matriarch; Luca. Clare meets and quickly marries Martin; who falls just as much in love with her fun; sparky family. But Martin makes a mistake and sets in train a series of events which brings the family to its knees. Clare ...... Emma Cunniffe Martin ...... Ben Miles Nicky ...... Anna Madeley Justine ...... Eve Matheson Luca ...... Paola Dionisotti Karl ...... Nigel Pilkington Owen ...... Baxter Willis Mick ...... John Biggins Ed ...... Piers Wehner Donna ...... Melissa Advani Directed by Mary Peate. Broadcast Sat 12 Dec 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4

12 12 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: The Complete Smiley - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

13 12 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 News;Classic Serial The Complete Smiley - The Karla Trilogy Tinker; Tailor; Soldier; Spy Part 3 Dramatisation by Shaun McKenna of John le Carre's classic novel. George Smiley; called back from retirement; is reaching the end of his hunt to find the mole he believes is tearing the British Secret Intelligence Service apart. George Smiley ...... Simon Russell Beale Ann Smiley ...... Anna Chancellor Control ...... John Rowe Peter Guillam ...... Ewan Bailey Jim Prideaux ...... Anthony Calf Mendel ...... Kenneth Cranham Magyar ...... Peter Majer Ricki Tarr ...... Jamie Foreman Toby Esterhase ...... Sam Dale Bill Haydon ...... Michael Feast Karla ...... Philip Fox Polyakov ...... Stephen Greif Steve Mackelvore ...... Piers Wehner Mrs McCraig ...... Kate Layden Bill Roach ...... Ryan Watson This episode is available until 3.00pm on 20th December as part of the Series Catch-up Trial. Broadcasts Sun 13 Dec 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4Sat 19 Dec 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

14 12 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Tobacco Merchant's Lawyer By Iain Heggie. Glasgow; 1780. Lawyer Enoch Dalmellington detests the corruption of Glasgow's merchant princes; but can't resist being bought off by them. That's when he's not busy being distracted by his daughter Euphemia; his sceptical housekeeper Widow McKay and her spiritual advisor; the startlingly prescient soothsayer Madam Zapata. Dalmellington ...... Ian McDiarmid Directed by Jeremy Mortimer. Broadcast Mon 14 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

15 12 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play High-Lites . Farce by Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding; set in and around Bev's hairdressing salon; High-Lites; where a little lie spreads through the village like wildfire. Beverley ...... Lorraine Ashbourne Shirley ...... Rosie Cavaliero Matthew ...... Rhys Jennings Alice ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Enid ...... Kate Layden Nigel ...... John Biggins Lois ...... Joannah Tincey Butt ...... Ewan Hooper Paramedic ...... Joseph Cohen-Cole Directed by Jessica Dromgoole. Broadcast Tue 15 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

16 12 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Guilty Until Proved Innocent By Deborah Davis. When Dina and Jake rush their baby daughter to hospital; little do they realise that it is the beginning of a Kafkaesque nightmare from which it seems there is no escape. Dina ...... Maxine Peake Jake ...... Dan Stevens With Kate Layden; David Hargreaves; Melissa Advani; Joseph Cohen-Cole; Tessa Nicholson; Rhys Jennings; Piers Wehner and Nigel Pilkington. Directed by Tracey Neale. Broadcast Wed 16 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

17 12 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Rumpole and the Reign of Terror Truth Makes All Things Plain Another case for John Mortimer's foxy barrister. If one man can be counted on to fight injustice and insist on a fair and decent trial for everyone; whatever their circumstances; Horace Rumpole is he. So when beautiful Tiffany Khan learns that her husband has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism; she calls on him right away. Horace Rumpole ...... Timothy West Hilda Rumpole ...... Prunella Scales Judge Bullingham ...... Christopher Benjamin Tiffany Khan ...... Lily Bevan 'Soapy 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 A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Wed 15 Aug 200714:15 BBC Radio 4Thu 17 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

18 12 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Rumpole and the Reign of Terror The Past Catches up with us All Abother case for John Mortimer's foxy barrister. 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 Claude Erskine-Brown ...... Nigel Anthony Fred Sugden ...... Kim Durham Dr Mahmood Khan ...... Shiv Grewal Will Timson ...... Ben Crowe Judge Bullingham ...... Christopher Benjamin Bonny Bernard ...... Bruce Alexander Barrington Whiteside ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Peter Plaistow ...... Christopher Scott Directed by Marilyn Imrie A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4. Broadcasts Wed 22 Aug 200714:15 BBC Radio 4Fri 18 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

19 12 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Dramatisation by Linda Marshall of L Frank Baum's children's classic. When a tornado strikes her farmhouse in Kansas; young Dorothy is lifted to the magical world of Oz; where she embarks upon a perilous journey to find her way back home. Dorothy ...... Amelia Clarkson Wizard of Oz/Kalidah/Uncle Henry ...... Jonathan Keeble Scarecrow ...... Kevin Eldon Tinman ...... Burn Gorman Lion ...... Zubin Varla Witch of the North/South/West/Aunt Em .......Emma Fielding King Monkey/Miner ...... Andrew Westfield Munchkin/Gatekeeper ...... Graeme Hawley With Original Music by Olly Fox. Directed by Nadia Molinari. Part of the BBC Christmas 2009 season. Broadcast Sat 19 Dec 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

19 12 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: The Complete Smiley - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

20 12 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Matilda Episode 1 Dramatisation by Charlotte Jones of Roald Dahl's modern children's classic about a cool; calm; pint-size five-year-old genius. Narrator ...... Lenny Henry Matilda ...... Lauren Mote Miss Trunchbull ......Nichola McAuliffe Mrs Wormwood ...... Claire Rushbrook Mr Wormwood ...... John Biggins Miss Honey ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Mrs Phelps ...... Kate Layden Michael ...... Ryan Watson Bruce Bogtrotter ...... Joshua Swinney Nobby ...... Rhys Jennings Lavender ...... Sinead Michael Hortensia ...... Lizzy Watts Directed by Claire Grove. Part of the BBC Christmas 2009 season. Broadcasts Sun 20 Dec 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 26 Dec 2009 21:00 BBC Radio 4

21 12 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play McLevy - Series 6 A Bolt from the Blue Series of stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy. The young gentlemen of the university's student clubs are competing to play the most audacious pranks on unsuspecting citizens. Just harmless youthful high spirits - until a body is found floating in Leith docks. McLevy ...... Brian Cox Jean Brash ...... Siobhan Redmond Mulholland ...... Michael Perceval-Maxwell Roach ...... David Ashton Hannah ...... Colette O'Neil Carnegie ...... Ewen Bremner Benjamin ...... Sandy Grierson Alexander ...... Jim Webster-Stewart Jessica ...... Jenny Hulse Boag ...... James Bryce Agnes ...... Carol Ann Crawford Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcast Mon 21 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

22 12 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play The Three Knots Drama about faith and the supernatural by Linda Cracknell; set in 19th-century Scotland. Two men stranded on a mountain on a stormy December night meet a mysterious old woman who believes she can control the elements. Angus ...... Finn den Hertog Thomas ...... Robert Jack Old Woman ...... Gerda Stevenson Elizabeth ...... Hannah Donaldson Minister ...... Jimmy Chisholm Directed by Kirsty Williams. Broadcast Tue 22 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

23 12 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Black Hearts in Battersea Episode 1 Dramatisation by Lin Coghlan of Joan Aiken's classic children's adventure. Young Simon comes to 18th-century London to study painting and finds himself caught up in wicked Hanoverian plots to overthrow the King. Duke ...... John Rowe Duchess ...... Sheila Reid Dido ...... Nicola Miles-Wildin Simon ...... Joe Dempsie Cobbe/Nobby/Soldier ...... Ben Crowe Mrs C ...... Annabelle Dowler Justin ...... Sam Pamphilon Buckle/Bloke ...... Nigel Hastings Dr F/Man ...... Bruce Alexander Gus/Nose ...... Joseph Cohen Cole Jabwing/Fothers ...... Piers Wehner Mr T/Hawker ...... Rhys Jennings Mrs T/Woman 2 ...... Tessa Nicholson Sophie ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Woman ...... Kate Layden Part of the BBC Christmas 2009 season. Broadcast Wed 23 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

24 12 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Black Hearts in Battersea Episode 2 Dramatisation by Lin Coghlan of Joan Aiken's classic children's adventure. To save the King from Hanoverian plotters; Simon and Sophie must first suffer shipwreck; attacks by wolves and a narrow escape from an exploding hot air balloon. Duke ...... John Rowe Duchess ...... Sheila Reid Dido ...... Nicola Miles-Wildin Simon ...... Joe Dempsie Cobbe/Captain M ...... Ben Crowe Mrs C ...... Annabelle Dowler Justin ...... Sam Pamphilon Buckle ...... Nigel Hastings Dr F/King J ...... Bruce Alexander Gus/Stall Holder ...... Joseph Cohen Cole Jabwing ...... Piers Wehner Mr T/Bird ...... Rhys Jennings Mrs T ...... Tessa Nicholson Sophie ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Coachman/Mogg ...... John Biggins Field ...... Ewan Hooper Mrs B ...... Kate Layden. Broadcast Thu 24 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

25 12 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Tea Time for the Traditionally Built Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith; from his hugely popular series of books set in Botswana. Precious Ramotswe; owner of The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency; is about to get in over her head. She's got an important new client from the incomprehensible world of football; but she's on her own as her loyal assistant Mma Makutsi is distracted by the return of a troublesome figure from her past. Mma Ramotswe ...... Claire Benedict Mma Makutsi ...... Nadine Marshall Mr JLB Matekoni ...... Ben Onwukwe Mma Potokwani ...... Janice Acquah Mr Molofololo ...... Mo Sesay Phuti Raduphuti ...... Nyasha Hatendi Puso/Boy ...... Kedar Williams-Stirling Rops Thobega ...... Emmanuel Ighodaro Violet Sepotho ...... Anna Bengo Directed by Eilidh McCreadie. Broadcast Fri 25 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4

25 12 2009 Friday BBC Radio 4 15:15 Afternoon Play No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency The Seller of Beds Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith; from his hugely popular series of books set in Botswana. The detectives are embroiled in the murky world of the football cheat as they investigate the recent bad form of the Kalahari Swoopers. But Mma Ramotswe's problems don't end there - she must confront an issue which has been avoided for too long. Could it be the end of the road for the tiny white van? Mma Ramotswe ...... Claire Benedict Mma Makutsi ...... Nadine Marshall Mr JLB Matekoni ...... Ben Onwukwe Mr Molofololo ...... Mo Sesay Mma Tafa ...... Gbemisola Ikumelo Fanwell ...... Beru Tessema Grandmother ...... Albie Parsons Puso Boy ...... Kedar Williams-Stirling Oteng Boleleng ...... Emmanuel Ighodaro Charlie ...... Tyrone Lewis Violet Sepotho ...... Anna Bengo Phuti Raduphuti ...... Nyasha Hatendi Directed by Eilidh McCreadie. Broadcast Fri 25 Dec 2009 15:15 BBC Radio 4 Missed this.

26 12 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 14:30 Saturday Play Educating Rita By Willy Russell. A comic; sparky and touching portrayal of the relationship between a working-class Open University student and her middle-aged; alcohol-fuelled tutor. Rita ...... Laura Dos Santos Frank ...... Bill Nighy Directed by Kirsty Williams Part of the BBC Christmas 2009 season. Broadcast Sat 26 Dec 2009 14:30 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

26 12 2009 Saturday BBC Radio 4 21:00 News;Classic Serial: Matilda

27 12 2009 Sunday BBC Radio 4 15:00 Classic Serial Matilda Episode 2 Dramatisation by Charlotte Jones of Roald Dahl's modern children's classic about a cool; calm; pint-size five-year-old genius. Matilda is determined to save the school and her favourite teacher Miss Honey from the vicious grip of its terrifying headmistress; Miss Trunchbull. Narrator ...... Lenny Henry Matilda ...... Lauren Mote Miss Trunchbull ......Nichola McAuliffe Mrs Wormwood ...... Claire Rushbrook Mr Wormwood ...... John Biggins Miss Honey ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan Michael ...... Ryan Watson Lavender ...... Sinead Michael Nigel ...... Bertie Gilbert Directed by Claire Grove. Broadcasts Sun 27 Dec 2009 15:00 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)Sat 2 Jan 201021:00 BBC Radio 4

28 12 2009 Monday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play McLevy - Series 6 End of the Series of stories about David Ashton's Victorian detective based on real-life Edinburgh policeman Inspector James McLevy. Two ladies make an unusual discovery on Waverley station: the body of a drunken Italian aristocrat. What on earth was he doing on a late-night train from Newcastle? McLevy ...... Brian Cox Jean Brash ...... Siobhan Redmond Mulholland ...... Michael Perceval-Maxwell Roach ...... David Ashton Hannah ...... Colette O'Neil Pettigrew ...... Paul Young Senga ...... Wendy Seager Margaret ...... Monica Gibb Jennie ...... Eliza Langland Angus ...... Jimmy Chisholm Directed by Patrick Rayner. Broadcast Mon 28 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

29 12 2009 Tuesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Cattle Market By Shane Connaughton. Deep in rural Northern Ireland; cows are two a penny; sadly; for one farming community; finding love and the perfect partner is proving more elusive. If only these eligible farmers could find a way to advertise themselves. Kate ...... Geraldine Hughes Ryan ...... Liam McMahon Evie ...... Emma Kearney Alfie ......Stephen Darcy Betty ...... Frances Tomelty Ben ...... Miche Doherty Bill Turner ...... James Greene Simon ...... PAtrick Fitzsymons Maureen ...... Myrtle Johnson Directed by Gemma McMullan. Broadcast Tue 29 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only)

30 12 2009 Wednesday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play What Did I Say? By Mark Lawson. When Max Coleman is suspended from work for an allegedly offensive remark; he just can't figure out what on earth he might have said. Max Coleman ...... Neil Pearson Juliet Coleman ...... Amy Marston Chubbs ...... Piers Wehner Tom Neades ...... Chris McHallem Susan Brogan ...... Aine McCartney Alice Irvine ...... Tessa Nicholson Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan. Broadcast Wed 30 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4 (FM only) Afternoon Play: Black Hearts in Battersea on downloaded Shedule but on BBC Site Shedule is "What did I say"..Not Checked it.

31 12 2009 Thursday BBC Radio 4 14:15 Afternoon Play Fireworks at the Villa Lucia Comedy drama by Paul Mendelson. When Pete; a struggling TV writer; and his wife Julie find themselves staying in the same Italian villa as cult movie director David Joe Jakes; he tries to sell his dog-eared screenplay as the true story of how he met his wife. The fireworks begin when he pressgangs his wife into pretending to be a fiery; psychotic; Venezuelan ex-soap star; while he masquerades as her psychoanalyst. With Philip Whitchurch; Samantha Bond; Kerry Shale; Megg Nicol. Pete ...... Philip Whitchurch Julie/Julia ...... Samantha Bond David ...... Kerry Shale Cassie ...... Megg Nicol Lucia/Mrs Booth ...... Flamina Cinque Elio/Eric ...... Dan Starkey Directed by David Ian Neville. Broadcast Thu 31 Dec 2009 14:15 BBC Radio 4



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