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I'm typing these entries out, summarising them from RT, removing spoilers and editing / adding notes where necessary. Typos are gradually being removed. The page is generally updated at the end of each month.

To locate a play, use Control-F which will bring up a search box. The page lists afternoon dramas including Sat-Sun. (Saturday Drama and Classic Serial). .........ND

Note that the 'Classic Serial' slot on Sunday afternoons is no longer described as such in the Radio Times. However I am still using the term so people can navigate the page more easily.

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THE PLAYS:

1 Jan: Hashtag Love
By Peter Souter, rpt. from 14 Feb 2017. Romantic comedy set behind the fictional scenes of The Archers. The drama reports and reacts to listeners' social media comments as it tells the story of an unravelling romance, with the audience steering the story line. With Ruth Jones and Stephen Tompkinson. Sound: Nigel Lewis, Producer: Alison Hindell. BBC Wales.

2 Jan: Saturday Play - The Anansi Boys,6
By Neil Gaiman, rpt. Mythical fantasy about the trickster god Anansi and his son Fat Charlie. Rpt. from Xmas Season 2017; last part.Cast of the series includes Earl Cameron, Tanya Moodie, Adjoa Andoh, Joseph Marcell, Jacob Anderson, Lenny Henry, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Sheila Atim, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Cecilia Noble, Angela Wynter, Ariyon Bakare, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Danielle Vitalis, Ronke Adekoluejo, Clifford Samuel, and Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong. Adapted by Dirk Maggs; Sound Design ..... Wilfredo Acosta, Producer ..... Allegra McIlroy.

3 Jan: Classic Serial slot: Passenger List, 6 - The White Matchmaker
By John Dryden. The wreckage, a missing passport, an unexpected call... Atlantic Airlines flight 702 has disappeared mid-flight between London and New York with 256 passengers on board. Kaitlin Le, a college student whose twin brother vanished with the flight, is determined to uncover the truth. Kelly Marie Tran, Patti LuPone, Colin Morgan and Rob Benedict star in this mystery thriller. Kaitlin ..... Kelly Marie Tran, Gavin ..... Carl Prekopp, Laura Jones ..... Heather Craney, School Secretary ..... Anjli Mohindra, Professor Marshal ..... Richard Doyle, Homeland Security Man ..... Briggon Snow, Homeland Security Woman ..... Alex Brown Marshall, Murphy ..... Tesse Auberjonis, Mai (Kaitlin’s Mother) ..... Elyse Dihn, Hassan ..... Raad Rawi, Kirsty ..... Julie Adamo. Created by John Scott Dryden. Script Editor, Mike Walker. Casting, Janet Foster. US Producer, Julia Thompson, assisted by Julia Adamo. UK Producer, Emma Hearn. Editing, Sound Design & Music by Mark Henry Phillips. Directed by Lauren Shippen & John Scott Dryden. Executive Producers: Lauren Shippen & John Scott Dryden. Executive Producer for Radiotopia, Julie Shapiro. Indie (Goldhawk, for Radiotopia/PRX and BBC Radio)

4 Jan: You & Me
By Dan Rebellato. A two-hander about the predatory behaviour of men. The story involves marital infidelity, exposing more and more lies, but Robert Lonsdale plays the woman and Racheal Ofori plays the man. The role reveral has a curious effect in how we perceive the dialogue. The drama begins at the actual recording. After doing part of the first scene, the actors stop and decide they want to swap roles. Naomi……..Racheal Ofori, Tom…………Robert Lonsdale, Nick …….Chris Jack, Polly………Polly Thomas, Dan……Dan Rebellato, Director/Producer……. Polly Thomas, Recording engineer…..Louis Blatherwick, Sound design/Producer….Eloise Whitmore, Executive Producer…………..Joby Waldman. Indie (Naked productions). Recorded remotely, actors in their own homes.

5 Jan: Release
By Matt Hartley. Aimee's dad has been in prison since she was 8, for murder. Now she is 17. He's been released. She has grown up with her aunt, believing that her father is a monster who killed her mother. Slowly she has to make a reassessment. Aimee - Saran Morgan, Olly - Richard Harrington, Sian - Siwan Morris, Kyle - Kyle Lima. Directed by John Norton. BBC Wales.

6 Jan: The Republicans: Ronald Reagan - Death Valley Days
45m. By Jonathan Myerson. Rpt. from 2018. It's 1963 and Ronnie Reagan is working as the host of Death Valley Days, a TV show. One day he is approached by the Republican Party with an offer. The drama is framed as an episode of the TV show. Reagan wonders about the possibility of a president with no political experience. (summarised from David Crawford's review in RT, 2018). Can't find any other radio play about Ronald Reagan - a good choice of subject.-Ed. Reagan: Kerry Shale, Nancy Reagan: Madeleine Potter, Maureen Reagan: Samantha Dakin, Barry Goldwater: Corey Johnson, Richard Nixon: Jonathan Hyde, Cliff White: Joseph Balderrama, Lee Edwards: Ryan Whittle, Holmes Tuttle: Stephen Hogan. Producer: Jonquil Panting.

7 Jan: Republicans: Richard Nixon: Searchlight Has Left the Building
By Jonathan Myerson, rpt. from 13 Oct 18. Shortly after announcing the invasion of Cambodia, insomniac Richard Nixon confronts student protesters outside the Lincoln Memorial at 4 o'clock in the morning. Closely based on the accounts of those who were there. Student protests have ignited across the US, with National Guardsmen shooting four dead at Kent State University. Richard Nixon: Jonathan Hyde, Manolo Sanchez: Joseph Balderrama, Arnold Hutschnecker: Jack Klaff, Carrie Moore: Ellen Thomas, Bob Haldermann: Aaron Vodovoz, young Richard Nixon: Rupert Simonian, Hannah Nixon: Emma Handy, secrret serviceman: Ryan Whittle, syudent: Saffron Coomber. Producer: Jonquil Panting.

8 Jan: The Republicans: Gerald Ford: Fascist Insect
By Jonathan Myerson, rpt. 1975. After Nixon’s resignation, President Gerald Ford is fighting for his political survival. But the country is in chaos - and his party is disintegrating. Challenger Ronald Reagan is attacking in weekly radio broadcasts: “Make America Great Again” is his big catchphrase. Saigon has just fallen, the Panama Canal is threatened and détente looks like a sell-out. There’s political fervour on the streets. Patty Hearst, kidnap victim, seems to have turned terrorist. Sara Jane Moore . . . Sian Thomas, Gerald Ford . . . Nathan Osgood, Betty Ford . . . Barbara Barnes, Bob Hartmann . . . Daniel Betts, Jerry terHorst . . . Kerry Shale, Benton Becker . . . John Macmillan, Bert Worthington . . . Philip Desmeules, Richard Nixon . . . Jonathan Hyde, Detective Callaghan . . . Stephen Hogan, Kat . . . Emma Handy, Lud . . . Sean Murray, Producer. . . Jonquil Panting.

9 Jan: Saturday Play: Call for the Dead
90 dramatisation by Robert Forrest of John le Carré's first novel, rpt. from 2009. It's London in the late 1950s and 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. Producer Patrick Rayner.

10 Jan: Classic Serial slot: Low - David Bowie
By Sean Grundy, rpt. Inspired by the chaotic life of David Bowie during the making of the Low album released in 1977. The play looks into the mind of David Bowie during his years in Berlin. After leaving LA, which he later said had brought him to the edge of sanity, Berlin influenced his recovery and inspired him to create this well-known album. Bowie: Daniel Weyman, Iggy Pop: Kerry Shale, Tony Visconti: Martin Sherman, Roy Martin: Tom Alexander, Rony Haag: Scott Capurro, Coco: Laurel Lefkow, Angie: Helene Maksoud, Zowie Bowie: James Morley, Brian Eno: Wilf Scolding. Producer: David Morley; director: Dirk Maggs. 57m. Indie (Perfectly Normal).

11 Jan: Sparks
By Jessica Butcher, with original music by Anoushka Lucas, about dating, love, loss and grief. BBC blurb (edited slightly): "What do you do if you’re female and in your twenties and a feminist, but you also want to fall in love and maybe have a kid... you meet that someone..it’s perfect...then it's not.....the person you’d really like to talk to is your mum, but she died." Performed by Jessica Butcher and Anoushka Lucas; originally directed for stage by Jessica Edwards. Produced for radio by Emma Harding.

12 Jan: Lives in Transit
By Rosemary Jenkinson, based on a true story. Asha suffered rape and violence in Somalia at the hands of terrorists. She gives her few remaining dollars to a trafficker in the hope of getting to Ireland. But after years of failed asylum applications Asha’s troubles are still not over. Asha Suleman ... Raquel McKee, Thomas ... Jonathan Harden, Interpreter ... Farshid Rokey, Civil Servant ... Ainé McCartney The Landlord ... Tony Flynn, Yasmin ... Nimmy March, Producer ... Eoin O'Callaghan. BBC Northern Ireland.

13 Jan: Republicans: Ronald Reagan - Hanging By Our Thumbs
By Jonathan Myerson, rpt. from 12 Oct 2019. Set in 1987, during Reagan's second term. Congress investigates the Iran/Contra arms-selling deal. Congress is investigating evidence that the US has been selling arms to Iran illegally, and diverting the proceeds to fund Contra guerrilla fighters in Nicaragua, with the President’s knowledge. NATO Ambassador David Abshire is called in to get at the facts.Reagan: Kerry Shale, Bud McFarlane: Mark Heenehan, Fawn Hall: Janine Harouni, Oliver North: Paul Hickey, Admiral Poindexter: Peter Polycarpou, Nancy Reagan: Madeleine Potter, Abshire: Chris Pavlo, Don Regan: David Hounslow, Shultz: Sean Baker, Ed: Jonny Holden, Staffer: Rupert Simonian. Producer: Jonquil Panting. 45m.

14 Jan: George W Bush: A Higher Father
By Jonathan Myerson, rpt. It's now 2000. George W Bush is elected, narrowly, into the Presidency.He doesn't just follow in his father's footsteps. According to a US Marine, his political steps have been guided by a Higher Father, now exerting His influence on US politics. George W Bush: Joseph Balderrama, Sgt. Louella Harkrader: Melody Grove, Barbara Bush: Amanda Boxer, Laura Bush: Debbie Korley, Lee Atwater: Demetri Goritsas, Dick Cheney: Kerry Shale, Karl Rove: Chris Pavlo, Jeb Bush: Jonny Holden. Producer: Jonquil Panting.

15 Jan: Republicans: Donald Trump: This Isn’t Happening
By Jonathan Myerson, rpt. from Oct 2019; the political swings of the Republican Party in the USA. Trump said at a rally that he wouldn't lose voters even if he shot someone in Fifth Avenue. This is contrasted with the consequences of the day when he lost his temper on his Scottish golf course. Donald Trump and a driver: Lewis MacLeod, Ivanka Trump: Christy Meyer, Abraham Lincoln: William Hope, Richard Nixon and a councillor: Ian Conningham, Ray Cohn: Corey Johnson, young Donald: Josh Berry, Fred Trump and a caddy: Neil McCaul, Melania Trump: Jessica Turner, secret service agent and a reporter: Clive Hayward, Till girl and reporter: Sinead MacInnes. Producer: Jonquil Panting.

16 Jan: Saturday Play: Star of the Sea, 1
Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor dramatised for radio by Clare McGowan. It is 1847 and American journalist Grantley Dixon is investigating a murder on board the Star of the Sea. The ship is bound for New York and full of refugees escaping from Ireland. The Potato Famine has torn the country apart. The play shows us what effect the famine had on Ireland and its people. Grantley Dixon ... Kyle Soller, Lord David Merridith ... Johnny Flynn, Laura ... Georgina Beedle, Pius ... Rory Keenan, Mary ... Charlene McKenna, Captain ... Daniel Flynn, Leeson ... Carl Prekopp, David's father ... Stephen Critchlow, Doctor Mangan ... Niall Buggy, Nicholas Mulvey ... Kwaku Fortune, Jonathan ... Ronan Casey, Robert ... Alfie, Young Mary ... Joni Martin, Young David ... Hugo Mallon, Mary's mother ... Tallulah Bond. Dramatised by Claire McGowan. Director, Celia de Wolff. BBC Northern Ireland Production.

17 Jan: Classic Serial slot: Heart of Darkness
By Joseph Conrad, ad. Anita Sullivan, set in the 21st Century. Maya is an environmental scientist, sent into the heart of the Congo Rainforest after contact is lost with a research team. The story is reshaped and describes a world of deforestation and climate catastrophe. Maya…. Georgia Henshaw, Leon…. Peter Bankole, Blaise…. Jude Akuwudike, Daisy…. Ashleigh Haddad, Kurtz…. Stephen Hogan, The Commissioner…. Steve Toussaint, Script Consultant…. Ange Kasongo, Lingala Consultant…. Tracey Nyemba. Producer: James Robinson. BBC Wales.

18 Jan: Because I’m a Mother
By Caroline Bird. Marcie, an artist, takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make a show in New York about motherhood, but must leave her baby son behind in the UK for ten weeks to do so. While Marcie builds the giant installation which represents the culmination of 20 years' work, her wife Dawn is back home with their little boy. The couple’s relationship comes under strain. A two-woman relationship is as complicated as a man-woman partnership. Marcie - Jessica Hynes, Dawn - Sinead Matthews, Evalyn - Tracy Wiles, Lucy - Haley McGee, Podcaster - Kerry Shale. Other roles voiced by members of the cast. Studio Production by Michael Harrison Produced by Mair Bosworth for BBC Audio in Bristol.

19 Jan: Breaking Blake
By Barnaby Kay, rpt. George Blake, a member of MI6, passed secrets to the Russians and was sentenced to 42 years imprisonment. But after four years, he escaped from from Wormwood Scrubs. Many assumed, incorrectly, that the KGB was behind the break-out. George Blake.........Michael Maloney, Michael Randle..........Elliot Levey, Anne Randle...........Claire Rushbrook, Pat Pottle.........Tony Gardner, Sean Bourke...........Lloyd Hutchinson, Alim/Doctor............Walles Hamonde, Hawkins/Nice Barry........Ben Crowe, Boys............Kellan & Merryn Dowley, News reports..........David Holt, Secretary/Mum.......Freya James, Director .......Barnaby Kay, Sound Recordist and Designer ......David Thomas, Production Coordinator ........Sarah Tombling, Producer.......Karen Rose. Indie (Sweet Talk).

20 Jan: Safe from Harm
By Rhiannon Boyle. The story of Alys, a teacher and mother whose life unravels when a colleague is arrested for possessing indecent images of children. Alys ….. Sian Reece-Williams, Christian ….. Oliver Ryan, Ianto ….. Sion Pritchard, Mum ….. Rhian Morgan, Tyler ….. Alfie Ford, Taya ….. Nerys Stocks, Kyden ….. Iolo Reynolds. Sound design was by Catherine Robinson. BBC (Writersroom) Wales, produced by Helen Perry.

21 Jan: Domino
By Archie Maddocks. Three generations of men from one family play dominos. But this is more than a game - it is a struggle for power. A drama of long-buried resentments and dark secrets. Horsea.....Rudolph Walker, Quashie.....Paterson Joseph, Rico.....Stefan Adegbola, August.....Damian Lynch, Nurse/Resident.....Jane Whittenshaw, Produced by Emma Harding.

22 Jan: Islander
By Amy Draper. A two-hander for Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick, who sing all the songs and perform all of the characters, while weaving, building and layering their voices to create an ethereal soundscape. This won the Musical Theatre Review’s 'Best Musical' Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. Conceived and directed for stage by Amy Draper.and Stewart Melton. Music and lyrics by Finn Anderson, for Helen Milne Productions. Produced by Pauline Harris. BBC Drama North.

23 Jan: Saturday Play: Star of the Sea, 2
By Joseph O'Connor, ad.Claire McGowan. It is 1847 and American journalist Grantley Dixon is investigating a murder on board the Star of the Sea. The ship is bound for New York, carrying refugees from Ireland who have abandoned their country becuase of the Potato Famine. The ship is full of individuals each having a plausible reason for doing the killing. There are many characters for Grantley to choose from. Grantley Dixon ... Kyle Soller, Lord David Merridith ... Johnny Flynn, Laura ... Georgina Beedle, Pius ... Rory Keenan, Mary ... Charlene McKenna, Captain ... Daniel Flynn, Leeson ... Carl Prekopp, David's father ... Stephen Critchlow, Doctor Mangan ... Niall Buggy, Nicholas Mulvey ... Kwaku Fortune, Jonathan ... Ronan Casey, Robert ... Alfie Hurley, Young Mary ... Joni Martin, Young David ... Hugo Mallon, Mary's mother ... Tallulah Bond, Producer: Celia de Wolff. BBC Northern Ireland.

24 Jan: Classic Serial: Devils, 1
By Dostoevsky, dram. Melissa Murray. After years away from home, Nicholai Stavrogin returns to his home town bringing with him the radical ‘free-thinkers’ of Petersburg, intent on causing civil unrest. Stepan ..... Gary Lilburn, Mrs Stavrogina ..... Jane Whittenshaw, Nicholai ..... Joseph Arkley, Pyotr ..... Jonathan Forbes, Darya ..... Charlotte East, Virginsky ..... Ian Dunnett Jr, Krillov ..... Hasan Dixon, Shatov ..... Stefan Adegbola, Lisa ..... Cecilia Appiah, Marya ..... Georgia Henshaw. Directed by Carl Prekopp. Produced by Marc Beeby and Anne Isger.[RT said 'producer - Toby Swift'].

25 Jan: The Interrogation, Series 8: Sandra
New series of the crime drama by Roy Williams. Today the detectives interview Sandra, a local vicar with a challenging family. D.I. Max Matthews ..... Kenneth Cranham, D.S. Sean Armitage ..... Alex Lanipekun, Sandra ..... Emma Fielding. Music - David Pickvance. Producer, Jessica Dromgoole. Director, Mary Peate.

26 Jan: The Interrogation, Series 8: Stephen
By Roy Williams. Stephen has been beaten up at school. The assailant is an excluded pupil, and Stephen is a teacher. But is that really why he's here? Max ..... Kenneth Cranham, Sean ..... Alex Lanipekun, Stephen ..... Joel MacCormack, Music - David Pickvance. Producer, Jessica Dromgoole. Director, Mary Peate.

27 Jan: The Interrogation, Series 8: Tanya and Natalie
Best friends Tanya and Natalie are the prime suspects after a spate of muggings and a brutal attack on an elderly man. Could these young women really be capable of such things? Max ..... Kenneth Cranham, Sean ..... Alex Lanipekun, Tanya ..... Kirsty J. Curtis, Natalie ..... Danielle Vitalis Music - David Pickvance. Producer, Jessica Dromgoole. Director, Mary Peate.

28 Jan: Voodoo Macbeth
By Sharon Oakes. In 1936, the newly-formed Federal Theatre Project’s Negro Unit decided to stage a production of Macbeth. The production was spectacularly successful: Voodoo Macbeth (q.v.) directed by Orson Welles. This drama records the impact of staging this production on both cast and director. Possibly Welles' greatest achievement. Orson Welles – Tom Bateman, Jack Carter – Ariyon Bakare, Edna Thomas – Clare Perkins, John Houseman – John Hollingworth, Abe Feder/John Barrymore – Tom Lawrence, All other parts – Adam Courting, Maggie Service, Lloyd Thomas. Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

29 Jan: Our Truth, Their Lies
By Hugh Costello. A reactive drama about the growing influence of conspiracy theories. Organised child sex abuse is coordinated by a cabal of global elites; vaccines are a form of disguised government control. So there you go. The story backtracks through 2020 as it follows Jen’s journey into the online conspiracy theory universe. A family is thrown into crisis as Michael and Louise try to make sense of Jen’s deranged view of the world. Jen: Monica Dolan, Michael: Nicholas Murchie, Louise: Macy Nyman, Luka: Matthew Aubrey, Newcaster/Bot: Jane Slavin Producer: Eoin O’Callaghan. Indie (Big Fish).

30 Jan: Saturday Play - First Out
y David Eldridge. Jim and Mike are identical twins. As children they were inseparable; now they barely speak to each other. With the arrival of the pandemic and the death of both their parents they are forced to confront their relationship. Perhaps a reconciliation is possible. Jim ..... Peter Sullivan, Mike ..... Sam Troughton, Teenage Jim ..... Tom Glenister, Teenage Mike ..... Josh Barrow, Jim as a child ..... Aaron Gelkoff, Mike as a child ..... Bert Davis. Producer ..... Sally Avens.

31 Jan: Classic Serial: Devils, 2
By Dostoevsky, dram. Melissa Murray. Factories are being burned to the ground in a town on the brink of revolution. This was Marc Beeby's last radio drama. Pyotr ..... Jonathan Forbes, Stepan ..... Gary Lilburn, Krillov ..... Hasan Dixon, Marya ..... Georgia Henshaw, Shatov ..... Stefan Adegbola, Mrs Stavrogina ..... Jane Whittenshaw, Lisa ..... Cecilia Appiah, Darya ..... Charlotte East, Virginsky ..... Ian Dunnett Jr. Produced by Marc Beeby and Anne Isger. Directed by Carl Prekopp.

1 Feb: Stone - Protection: Dad
Detective Series created by Danny Brocklehurst. Series 9: Protection. Episode 1, 'Dad', written by Vivienne Harvey. The stabbing of a teenager. DCI Stone:....Hugo Speer, DS Sue Kelly....Deborah McAndrew, DI Mike Tanner...Craig Cheetham, Alice....Sydney Wade, Jolenek, Karen and Valerie:.....Angela Lonsdale, Yusef and security guard: ....Eddie Capli, Ruby and Fi: .....Lucy Dixon, Tolga and JoJo: ....James Cooney, Producer: Nadia Molinari. BBC Audio Drama North.

2 Feb: Stone - Protection: Daughters
Written by Carol Russell. Stone and his team follow leads that take them into investigating violent crime among young people. DCI Stone:....Hugo Speer, DS Sue Kelly....Deborah McAndrew, DI Mike Tanner...Craig Cheetham, Alice....Sydney Wade, Jolene and Greta: ... Angela Lonsdale, Jax and Renita: ..... Doña Croll, WC and paramedic:...Hamish Rush, Nessy and Dr. Abiola: .....Danielle Henry, Madison and DC Novack..... Sacha Parkinson, Director Gary Brown. Producer Nadia Molinari. BBC Audio Drama North.

3 Feb: Stone - Protection: Blame
By Carol Russell. With Layla still missing and time running out for Charlene the pressure is mounting for DCI Stone and Jax is forced to make a heartbreaking decision. DCI Stone:....Hugo Speer, DS Sue Kelly....Deborah McAndrew, DI Mike Tanner...Craig Cheetham, Alice....Sydney Wade, Jax .....Doña Croll, Layla.....Sade Malone, Nessy and Dr. Abiola: .....Danielle Henry, Denny Rashford and Adam Collins: ....Hamish Rush, Yusef: ....Eddie Capli, Directed and produced by Nadia Molinari, BBC Audio Drama North.

4 Feb: Stone - Protection: Blame
By Martin Jameson. Fifteen year old Layla has gone missing, determined to seek retribution for her sister’s murder. DCI Stone:....Hugo Speer, DS Sue Kelly....Deborah McAndrew, DI Mike Tanner...Craig Cheetham, Alice....Sydney Wade, Jax .....Doña Croll, Layla.....Sade Malone, Phil Simpson and Dougie: ..... Rupert Hill, Ruby ............ Lucy Dixon, Director Gary Brown. Producer Nadia Molinari. BBC Audio Drama North.

5 Feb: Stone - Protection: Control
By Martin Jameson. DCI Stone's new informant is taking matters into her own hands leading the case into dangerous new territory. DCI Stone:....Hugo Speer, DS Sue Kelly....Deborah McAndrew, DI Mike Tanner...Craig Cheetham, Alice....Sydney Wade, Jax and Dr. Bassey .....Doña Croll, Layla.....Sade Malone, WC .....Hamish Rush, Solicitor.....Darren Kuppan. Producer (and director) Nadia Molinari. BBC Audio Drama North.

6 Feb: Saturday Drama - Marais and The Soul of the Termite
By Mike Walker. A play about bereavement. Eugene Marais was a South African lawyer, naturalist and poet who was a pioneer of the scientific study of animal behaviour. He spent three years in the wild observing apes for his book The Soul of the Ape. His masterpiece is The Soul of the White Ant, an accessible study of termites. This was originally a series of articles published in 1923, plagiarised by Maeterlinck, who published Termites (he did Bees too), an almost line for line transcription of Marais' work. Marais tried to get recompense or even acknowledgement but was unsuccessful. In 1936, Marais was found dead of a self- inflicted gunshot wound. Eugene Marais: Shaun Evans, Dahon: Lucy Doyle, Maeterlinck: Philip Franks, Lettie: Alexandra Guelff, Mabelel: Bessie Ashley, Walter and Lalele: Jude Owusu, Piet and Kruger: Peter Noble. Sound design: Tom Maggs. Producer/ Director: David Morley. Executive Producer: Dirk Maggs. Original Music by Chris O'Shaughnessy. Pianist - Paddy McDonald.Indie (Perfectly Normal).

7 Feb: Classic Serial: Devils, 3
By Dostoevsky, dram. Melissa Murray. The young revolutionaries turn their guns on each other. The town's inhabitants despair. Stepan ..... Gary Lilburn, Mrs Stavrogina ..... Jane Whittenshaw, Nicholai ...... Joseph Arkley, Pyotr ..... Jonathan Forbes, Darya ..... Charlotte East, Shatov ..... Stefan Adegbola, Lisa ..... Cecilia Appiah, Krillov ..... Hasan Dixon, Virginsky ..... Ian Dunnett Jr, Marie ..... Emma Handy. Directed by Carl Prekopp. Produced by Marc Beeby and Anne Isger.

8 Feb: Pieces
By Sian Owen. When the sisters were little, Ellie believed that Jess would save her if she was wearing her Superman cloak. Now that they are grown up life is not so simple. Ellie is a successful heart surgeon. Jess has a job and a husband and child. They don't always manage to keep in touch. But they are still connected. Rpt. from 2019. Little Jessica ... Eva-Maria Thomas, Little Ellie ... Catrin Jordan, Jessica ... Carys Eleri, Ellie ... Sara Gregory, Archie ... Rhodri Meilir, Amy ... Claire Cage. Producer: Gilly Adams. BBC Wales.

9 Feb: Who Cares
By Matt Woodhead. The story of three young carers in Salford who had no choice but to become the adult in their families. Based on over a hundred hours of interviews. The play was first shown at the Lowry Theatre and then toured the country. The original production was co-produced by The Lowry and LUNG in partnership with Gaddum, a charity providing health and wellbeing support in Manchester. Nicole ..... Lizzie Mounter, Jade ..... Jessica Temple, Connor ..... Luke Grant. Produced by Toby Swift.

10 Feb: Welcome to MedPatch
By Kevin Core. In the Dangerous Visions series.Set in the near future. The NHS has disappeared and the Artificial Intelligent health app Medpatch has ushered in a new era of diagnosis and treatment. Ex-health workers adjust to a vanished career. Jenna, a former doctor, finds herself employed on a new frontier of public health. This is a thriller about the direction which which healthcare might go. Jenna........Ophelia Lovibond, Medpatch/Lauren.....Meera Syal, Luke........Joe Bannister, Dean.......James Cooney, Sash........Verity Henry, Jake........Kenny Blyth, Producer: Gary Brown.

11 Feb: In Search Of The Severn Serpent
By Annamaria Murphy. Jelena goes to Weston-super-Mare to investigate sightings of a Sea Serpent in the Severn. Dr Jelena Petrovic - Anamaria Marinca, Denny - Stuart Mcloughlin, Wanda - Abra Thompson, Sylvia - Heather Craney, David the Swimmer - John Cording, Beach Comber - Ashleigh Haddad, and Evan Davis as Evan Davis. Based on an original idea by The Guerrilla Media Unit at Weston Artspace. Producer: John Norton. BBC Wales.

12 Feb: The Bully
By Zalie Burrow. This is her second drama for Radio 4. Her first, 24 Hours From Tulse Hill, was co-written with Guy Meredith. Zalie has previously written on-line dramas for The Wireless Theatre Company.This play is based on a true story; mum and her son's encounter with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. OCD, left untreated, can quickly overwhelm the sufferer and in Joe's case it leads to entire days being filled from beginning to end with repeated rituals, intrusive thoughts and irrepressible panic. Mum, Kate ..... Juliet Aubrey, Joe ..... Charlie Brand, Angie/Mrs Morton ..... Tracy Wiles, Dr Taylor ..... Hasan Dixon, Virginia Steele ..... Jessica Turner, Doreen ..... Jane Slavin, Professor Dickinson/Bruce ..... Nicholas Murchie, Older Joe ..... Luke Nunn, produced by Tracey Neale. Young Joe is played by Charlie Brand; his first lead role in radio drama.

13 Feb: Saturday Play - Life Class
By Rachel Joyce. A young man bumps into Stella on the street and knocks her off her feet. Then he says "I didn't even see you." For Stella those words are more of a wound than the bruises on her face and she begins to question everything about her life. As the years have gone by, Stella has begun to feel invisible. Stella ..... Sophie Thompson, Doug ..... Roger Ringrose, Hendrix ..... Luke MacGregor, Art Teacher ..... Stefan Adegbola, Monica ..... Jane Whittenshaw, Stu ..... Hasan Dixon, Ian ..... Ian Dunnett Jnr. Producer: Tracey Neale.

14 Feb: Classic Serial - Tess of the D'Urbervilles, 1
Thomas Hardy, ad. Katie Hims. Story about beautiful, poor, young Dorset woman Tess Durbeyfield, told from her point of view. In today's episode, Tess's father is convinced that the family's fortunes are about to improve. Tess ..... Faye Marsay, Angel ..... Matthew Tennyson, Alec ..... Robert Emms, Rosie ..... Bettrys Jones, Car D'Arcy ..... Alex Tregear, Felix ..... Hasan Dixon, Cuthbert ..... Chris Lew Kum Hoi, Joan Durbeyfield..... Maggie Service, Jack Durbeyfield..... Roger Ringrose, Abraham ..... Aaron Gelkoff, Elizabeth and Liza Lu..... Ell Potter, Isaac ..... Noah Leggott, Lily ..... Tayla Hutchinson, Mrs. D'Urberville ..... Elizabeth Counsell, Tom ..... David Seddon, Parson ..... Tony Turner. Musical arrangement: Colin Guthrie. Hardy adviser: Professor Graham White. Producer: Mary Peate.

15 Feb: Faith, Hope and Glory, Series 1 ep 6 : Clement and Gloria
By Rex Obano. It's 1948, and two years since Clement and Gloria, a celibate couple, rescued an abandoned child in Tilbury Dock, and completed their unusual family. Now, they pursue their separate lives until their daughter Joy forces them to admit what is most valuable to them.[Note that episodes 1,2,3,4,5 were broadcast in the 15m drama slot starting on 8 Feb 21; not listed here.] Gloria ..... Pippa Bennett Warner, Clement ..... Stefan Adegbola, Hope ..... Danielle Vitalis, Neville ..... Chris Jack, Olubuki ..... Rex Obano, Martina ..... Clare Perkins, Ida ..... Emma Handy, Gerard ..... Hasan Dixon, Stephens ..... Ian Dunnett Jnr, Post Mistress ..... Jane Whittenshaw, Sallow ..... Roger Ringrose. Director.... Jessica Dromgoole. Producer .... Mary Peate.

16 Feb: Faith, Hope and Glory, Series 1 ep 7 - Hope and Jim
By Roy Williams. It's 1948, and Hope and Jim are stuck in Britain, ashamed to go home, and still suffering the loss of their baby two years earlier. But there's maybe a glimmer. Faith, Hope and Glory charts the lives of three women, connected by the theft of a beautiful pram in Tilbury in 1946. As they live through the eighty years since then, they see the emergence of modern Britain. Jim ...... Martins Imhangbe, Hope ...... Danielle Vitalis, Lorraine ...... Lizzy Watts, Dennis ...... Hasan Dixon, Bert ...... Ben Crowe, Matron ...... Emma Handy Gloria ...... Pippa Bennett Warner, Clement ...... Stefan Adegebola, Johnnie ...... Ian Dunnett Jnr, Neighbour ...... Roger Ringrose. Producer ..... Mary Peate Director ..... Jessica Dromgoole

17 Feb: Faith, Hope and Glory Series 1 ep 8: Faith and Trevor
By Winsome Pinnock. It's 1948. Two years ago, Faith lost her best friend's baby. Having encouraged her to run away and reinvent herself, Trevor is now struggling to tie her down. Faith ...... Shiloh Coke, Trevor ...... Gary Beadle, Millie ...... Jane Whittenshaw, Ag ...... Emma Handy, Hope ...... Danielle Vitalis, Jim ...... Martins Imhangbe, Caleb ...... Dermot Daly, Waiter ...... Stefan Adegbola, Florist ...... Ian Dunnett Jnr, Parent ...... Cecilia Appiah, Musician ...... Hasan Dixon. Musical Director..... Peter Ringrose, Producer.....Mary Peate, Director..... Jessica Dromgoole.

18 Feb: The Elder Son, part 1
By Alexander Vampilov. Translated from Russian by Jan Butler. Adapted for radio by Tom Wainwright. It's the cold Russian winter and two tricksters have missed the last train home and now need a roof over their heads for the night. To achieve it - one of them poses as the lost eldest son of a local family. But it has consequences. Vampilov wrote about Brezhnev's Russia. Volodya . . . . . . Stewart Campbell, Silva . . . . . Ian Dunnett Jnr, Sarafanov . . . . . Tony Turner Nina . . . . . Elinor Coleman, Vasya . . . . . Aaron Gelkoff, Natasha . . . . . Lauren Cornelius, Neighbour . . . . . Nicholas Murchie. Music composed and arranged by Ian Dunnett Jnr. Producer: Sasha Yevtushenko.

19 Feb: The Elder Son, part 2
By Alexander Vampilov. Translated from Russian by Jan Butler. Adapted for radio by Tom Wainwright. Volodya . . . . . . Stewart Campbell, Silva . . . . . Ian Dunnett Jnr, Sarafanov . . . . . Tony Turner, Nina . . . . . Elinor Coleman, Vasya . . . . . Aaron Gelkoff, Natasha . . . . . Lauren Cornelius, Mikhail . . . . . Hasan Dixon.

20 Feb: Saturday Play - The Beautiful and Damned, 1
By F Scott Fitzgerald; from the novel, adapted by Robin Brooks. It portrays New York cafe society during the Jazz Age, before and after WW1. Anthony Patch, presumptive heir to a vast fortune, marries renowned beauty, Gloria Gilbert. The couple spend their time partying, drinking and dreaming of the millions they will have to spend when Anthony finally inherits. 60m. Anthony Patch ..... Joel MacCormack, Gloria Gilbert ..... Jessica Hardwick, Fred Passmore ..... Rhashan Stone, Maury Noble ..... David Sturzaker, Joseph Bloeckman ..... Tom Mothersdale, Muriel Kane ..... Melody Grove, Adam Patch/Bounds ..... Ben Onwukwe. Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

21 Feb: Classic Serial -Tess of the D'Urbervilles, 2
Hardy's novel about Tess Durbeyfield, a beautiful, poor young Dorset woman, ad. Katie Hims. In today's episode, Tess tries to make a clean break with her past by going to work at Talbothay's Dairy, a world away in a different vale. Tess ..... Faye Marsay, Angel ..... Matthew Tennyson, Crick ..... John Dougall, Izzy ..... Kathleen Cranham, Marian..... Bettrys Jones, Retty ..... Ell Potter, Charwoman ..... Alex Tregear, Joan Durbeyfield ..... Maggie Service, Mrs. Crick ..... Elizabeth Counsell, man at the Inn ..... Hasan Dixon, farmer ..... John Lightbody, stranger ..... Chris Lew Kum Hoi, Jonathan ..... David Seddon, Producer: Mary Peate.

22 Feb: Murmuration
By Christine Entwisle. A diagnosis of voice hearing has long been stigmatised in western culture, but in recent years there’s been a new approach that helps hearers to understand who their voices are and where they come from. Murmuration is about a man who has struggled to live a happy life because of his diagnosis, finding a new and more hopeful way to live within himself and his voices. Christine became involved with voice hearers after working with 'Mind Hub' in Islington. She is grateful for the generosity of the voice hearers who have spoken to her about their experience, and in particular to Open Dialogue Practitioner Rachel Waddingham. Barnaby… Christopher Eccleston, Nellie … Christine Entwisle, Scotty… Joseph Arkley, Child…Debbie Korley, Ringmaster … Dennis Herdman, Produced by Kirsty Williams.

23 Feb: Writ in Water
By Angus Graham-Campbell, marking the 200th anniversary of the death of the poet, who died at 25 of TB. In his 20s, he fell in love with a neighbour in Hampstead, Fanny Brawne, who was the inspiration for some of his famous poems. After much poor health, he was persuaded by doctors to travel to Italy to take advantage of the warmer climate. The play focuses on the journey to Italy and his time there. Angus's previous drama about Keats, Rebel Angel, was broadcast to mark the 200th anniversary of the poet's birth. John Keats.......Billy Howle, Joseph Severn........Callum Woodhouse, Fanny Brawne.......Saffron Coomber, Poynter.......Will Howard, Dr Clark........Stephen Critchlow, Rev. Wolfe.......Crawford Logan, Princess.........Rachel Atkins, Dr Darling........Gerard McDermott. Producer: Cherry Cookson. Indie (Wireless).

24 Feb: The Fall Down
By Melissa Murray. In the 'Riot Girls' series. Episode 1 - Seven mysterious women arrive on our planet, without fanfare and without a spaceship. They apparently offer incredible solutions to the world's problems. But who are they and what do they want? Maya.....Lauren Cornelius, Barry.....Hasan Dixon, Jan.....Lyndsey Marshall, Martin/ Stevens.....David Sturzaker, Doctor Ramsey.....Tony Turner, Horace.....Fanta Barrie, Renata/ Job Centre.....Jane Slavin, Army leader.....Nicholas Murchie, Young Man.....Stewart Campbell, Produced by Emma Harding, Sound design by Caleb Knightley.

25 Feb: The Fall Down, 2
By Melissa Murray. Ep. 2. Maya and Jan have been kidnapped by The Seven, a group of women who have arrived on our planet, offering solutions to the world's problems. But even stranger things are about to start happening - the fall-down is about to occur. Maya.....Lauren Cornelius, Jan.....Lyndsey Marshall, Horace.....Fanta Barrie, Renata.....Jane Slavin, Petri.....Elinor Coleman, Robin.....David Sturzaker, Doctor Ramsey.....Tony Turner, produced by Emma Harding. Sound design by Caleb Knightley.

26 Feb: The Fall Down, 3
By Melissa Murray. Maya and Horace have escaped from The Seven's compound and head to Manchester in order to rescue Jan's baby. Jan has been taken back to the compound, where Renata now asks her to make a sacrifice. Meanwhile, the fall down is increasing in velocity - humans falling out of one world and into another. Maya.....Lauren Cornelius, Jan.....Lyndsey Marshall, Horace.....Fanta Barrie, Renata.....Jane Slavin, Petri.....Elinor Coleman, Mary.....Marilyn Nnadebe, Floran.....Jessica Turner, Barry.....Hasan Dixon, Young Man.....Stewart Campbell, Doctor Ramsey.....Tony Turner, Produced by Emma Harding. Sound design by Caleb Knightley.

27 Feb: Saturday Play: The Beautiful and Damned, 2
By F Scott Fitzgerald; from the novel, adapted by Robin Brooks. Anthony Patch and his wife, Gloria Gilbert, are spoiled and selfish. That's never a good combination. Anthony Patch ..... Joel MacCormack, Gloria Gilbert ..... Jessica Hardwick, Fred Passmore ..... Rhashan Stone, Maury Noble ..... David Sturzaker, Joseph Bloeckman ..... Tom Mothersdale, Muriel Kane ..... Melody Grove, Adam Patch/Bounds ..... Ben Onwukwe, Haight/Percy ..... David Seddon. Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

28 Feb: Classic Serial: Tess of the D'Urbervilles, 3
By Hardy, dram. Katie Hims. After her disastrous wedding night, Tess gets a job working on the land of a mean-spirited farmer. Tess ..... Faye Marsay, Angel ..... Matthew Tennyson, Alec ..... Robert Emms, Marian ..... Bettrys Jones, Izzy ..... Kathleen Cranham, Felix ..... Hasan Dixon, Cuthbert ..... Chris Lew Kum Hoi, Joan ..... Maggie Service, Jack ..... Roger Ringrose, Abraham ..... Aaron Gelkoff, Liza Lu ..... Ell Potter, Isaac ..... Noah Leggott, Lily ..... Tayla Hutchinson, Kingsbere Man ..... David Seddon, Farmer ..... John Lightbody, Labourer ..... Tony Turner, Driver ..... David Sturzaker, Neighbour ..... Jessica Turner, Mrs Brooks ..... Jane Slavin. Producer: Mary Peate.

1 Mar: Top of the World
By Hugh Costello. Top of the World is Gloria’s podcast promising healing with altitude. She’s a relationship therapist who takes troubled couples for mountain walks. A couple has felt their ten year marriage crumble as political arguments became personal and Covid lockdown kept them from their one shared interest. Can Gloria help? Gloria: Jeany Spark, Sian: Siwan Morris, Jamie: Robert Wilfort, Tom: Matthew Aubrey. Producer: Alasdair Cross.

2 Mar: The Ventriloquist's Dummy
By Amanda Dalton. We've all had an unconscious 'gut feeling' from time to time. There's a reason for it; some of the feel-good hormones in the body are actually secreted by the gut. And no-one seems to know what's wrong with Jess. Apart from the gut, that is. This drama-doc looks at the relationship between mind and body, the mysterious wisdom of the gut, and the history of ventriloquism. Jess.....Christine Bottomley, Eurycles.....Sanjeev Bhaskar, The Gut.....Meera Syal. Programme Consultant Dr Nick Read. Producer: Nadia Molinari

3 Mar: Holding Back the Tide - The Woman in Puce
By Nick Warburton. New series (series 3).When Richard and Clare Wells inherit a house in Breck Howe they also inherit a sitting tenant, John Hector, who views the house and the town as his own personal fiefdom. Today John's bravado takes a battering when his past returns to haunt him. Richard Wells ..... Paul Ritter, Clare Wells ..... Kate Duchene, John Hector ..... Philip Jackson, Vanessa ..... Jessica Turner. Producer: Sally Avens.

4 Mar: Holding Back the Tide - Good Fences
By Nick Warburton. Clare and Richard Wells have inherited a house in Breck Howe and a sitting tenant, John Hector, who views the house and the town as his own personal fiefdom. When a new neighbour moves in next door it's not long before John and he lock horns over rights of way. Richard Wells ..... Paul Ritter, Clare Wells ..... Kate Duchene, John Hector ..... Philip Jackson, Mrs Cardabbon ..... Sue Jameson, Morton ..... Sue Jameson, Hedley ..... Nick Murchie. Producer: Sally Avens.

5 Mar: Holding Back the Tide -Walk On
By Nick Warburton. The arrival of a touring theatre company in Breck Howe makes Richard question the mundanity of his life running the B&B. And when auditions are held for extras John Hector is determined to steal the limelight putting Richard's dreams of escape in jeopardy. Richard Wells ..... Paul Ritter, Clare Wells ..... Kate Duchene, John Hector ..... Philip Jackson, Mrs Cardabbon ..... Sue Jameson, Theatre Director ..... Nick Murchie. Producer: Sally Avens.

6 Mar: The Jungle Book, 1
By Ayeesha Menon. Rudyard Kipling’s family classic, re-imagined in the concrete jungle of present-day India. Mowgli, the orphan boy at the centre of the story, is being brought up by the Wolves, a gang of petty criminals in a tenement block in Mumbai, and quickly learns how to survive in that world. But when the villainous politician, Tiger Khan, threatens Mowgli's life, two residents of the tenement block, "black panther" Bagheera and the "bear" Baloo, offer to help him escape and he embarks on a journey of self-discovery through the city, meeting "creatures" along the way who don't always have his best interests at heart. Recorded in India. Mo - Namit Das, Tiger Khan - Rajit Kapur, Mrs Gupta - Shernaz Patel, Mr Gupta- Zafar Karachiwala, Bugs - Sukant Goel, Yuva- Abir Abrar, Kala- Shikha Talsania, Rikita- Devika Shahani, Father Carvalho - Sohrab Ardeshir, Young Kala/Rani- Preetika Chawla, Young Mo - Omkar Kulkarni, Dimple - Trisha Kale, Bobby - Alka Sharma, Varun/Boy - Ajitesh Gupta, Amma - Prerna Chawla, Raksha- Shivani Tanksale, Rafiq & Naag- Tavish Bhattacharyya, Baldeo/Tabaqui/Purun Bhagat- Vivek Madan, Akhil - Nadir Khan. Written and directed by Ayeesha Menon. Producer: Nadir Khan. Executive Producer: John Scott Dryden. Indie (Goldhawk).

7 Mar: Classic Serial slot - The Hand of Ethelberta
Adapted by Katherine Jakeways. Hardy’s Women takes a fresh look at the novels of Thomas Hardy, through the eyes of some of his female characters. Ethelberta has numerous potential suitors, but she is not exactly the lady they think she is. Her claim to distinction is one of brains rather than blood. Her sister is her maid, her brother her butler, and she has just a year left before the whole family are left homeless and penniless. She needs a rich husband before the truth gets out. Ethelberta - Rebecca Humphries, Picotee - Abra Thomspon, Christopher Julian - Alfred Enoch, Lord Mountclere - Adrian Scarborough, Neigh - Simon Armstrong, Ladywell - Lee Mengo, Chickerel & Mountclere's brother - Michal Bertenshaw, Aunt Charlotte & Mrs Petherwin - Heather Craney, Menlove & Faith - Catriona McFarlane, Joe - Tom Forrister, Harp - Alis Huws, Piano - Branwen Munn. Producer: John Norton. BBC Wales.

8 Mar: The Christopher Boy’s Communion
By David Mamet; a new thriller, ser in New York. Joan is a devout Catholic and a mother, whose son Michael has murdered and mutilated the body of his girlfriend. He awaits trial in prison. Joan will stop at nothing to free him, even blackening the dead girl’s character. It seems that we are heading for a courtroom drama, but then it goes in a completely different direction. Joan….Rebecca Pidgeon, Alan….Clark Gregg, Mr Stone….David Paymer, Father Paul….John Pirrucello, Mrs Charles….Fionnula Flanagan. Producer: Rosalind Ayres. Director: Martin Jarvis. Indie; Jarvis & Ayres. This is their seventh drama project with David Mamet. They also produced Keep Your Pantheon (R4), Glengarry Glen Ross (R3), and Faust (R3). Martin Jarvis appeared in Mamet’s movies Phil Spector and Funny Or Die .

9 Mar: Scenes from a Zombie Apocalypse
By Katie Hims and Paul Elliott. A modern horror story.When the world goes off track, sometimes children understand it best. Bo ..... Orla Pearce, Ellie ..... Eliza Pearce, Bernadette Strange ..... Laura Elphinstone, David Chase ..... David Sturzaker, PC Blake ..... Nicholas Murchie, PC Ackie ..... Marilyn Nnadebe, Fiona ..... Jessica Turner, Jerry ..... Tony Turner, Man ..... Joshua Riley, Alison ..... Elinor Coleman, Shopkeeper/Saeed/Lawton ..... Hasan Dixon, Mum /Paramedic ..... Jane Slavin, Driver/Dr Simms ..... Stewart Campbell. Producer: Jessica Dromgoole.

10 Mar: The Flowers Are Perfect in the Garden
By Lucy Caldwell. A man spends his final days in a hospice surrounded by his wife and once-estranged children. They have travelled far and wide to be by his bedside at this time. It is full of laughter and tears and it is a chance for them to reconnect. They are able to come together as a family and as a result of the death of their father the family is unified once more. Pat ... Dermot Crowley, Mary ... Dearbhla Molloy, Oisín ... Patrick O'Kane, Emma ... Charlene McKenna, Emma (child) ... Clara Murphy, Oisín (child) ... Alex Warburton, Letitia ... Deborah Bahi, Corazón ... Maria Cristina Crampton, Other parts played by Alice Hoskyns and Tom Glenister, Producer ... Celia de Wolff. BBC Northern Ireland.

11 Mar: At Sea
By Lucy Caldwell; second of a trilogy of plays looking at different ways families say goodbye. It is set in a near future; in a refugee camp in Berwick Upon Tweed, filled with families fleeing from a cholera-torn London. We follow three generations of a family as they struggle to hold themselves together in such extreme circumstances. The father has already escaped to Norway to try to set up a new home for them there. Lily ... Clara Murphy, Oliver ... Alfie Hurley, Elaine ... Ger Ryan, Susan ... Emma Amos, Chris ... George Anton, Cameraman/Smuggler 1/Fisherman 1 ... Tom Glenister, Smuggler 2/Fisherman 2 ... Finlay Paul, News Anchor/ Woman ... Julia Grogan, Producer - Celia de Wolff. BBC Northern Ireland.

12 Mar: Martians
Third play of the trilogy, this one is a rpt. A young midwife is preparing to leave her family and the world she knows to begin life on another planet. She is one of the twelve people to be chosen to take their skills to Mars to begin new life, just as her grandmother did when she moved from Jamaica to London and her father’s ancestors leaving a famine-riddled Ireland for America,. Laura has to choose what to take and what to leave behind. She also has to say goodbye to her family. Laura ..... Tia Bannon, Michael ..... Toheeb Jimoh, Margo ..... Angel Coulby, Lorraine ..... Michelle Greenidge, Eoin ..... Lloyd Hutchinson, Joan ..... Joy Richardson, Angharad & Young Woman 1 ..... Tallulah Bond, Ijaaz, Male Voice ..... Ronny Jhutti, Older Woman, Radio Presenter & Automated Voice ..... Beth Goddard, Producer ..... Celia De Wolff. BBC Northern Ireland.

13 Mar: Saturday Play - The Jungle Book, 2
Kipling, set in present-day India by Ayeesha Menon, continued. Mowgli is being brought up by the Wolves, a gang of petty criminals in a tenement block in Mumbai, and quickly learns how to survive in that world. But when the villainous politician, Tiger Khan, threatens Mowgli's life, two residents of the tenement block offer to help him escape. Some of the creatures he meets on the way don't have his best interests at heart. Recorded in India. Mo - Namit Das, Tiger Khan - Rajit Kapur, Mrs Gupta - Shernaz Patel, Mr Gupta- Zafar Karachiwala, Bugs - Sukant Goel, Yuva- Abir Abrar, Kala- Shikha Talsania, Rikita- Devika Shahani, Father Carvalho - Sohrab Ardeshir, Young Kala/Rani- Preetika Chawla, Young Mo - Omkar Kulkarni, Dimple - Trisha Kale, Bobby - Alka Sharma, Varun/Boy - Ajitesh Gupta, Amma - Prerna Chawla, Raksha- Shivani Tanksale, Rafiq & Naag- Tavish Bhattacharyya, Baldeo/Tabaqui/Purun Bhagat- Vivek Madan, Akhil - Nadir Khan. Music by Sacha Puttnam. Songs written and performed by Satchit Puranik. Written and directed by Ayeesha Menon. Producer: Nadir Khan Executive Producer: John Scott Dryden. Indie (Goldhawk).

14 Mar: Classic Serial: Sweeney Todd and The String of Pearls, 1
Based on the novel by Thomas Prest; dram. Archie Scotney. Set in 1785, Fleet Street, during the reign of George III. The demon barber and the pie shop. Killings are hardly rare in 18th century London, but where are the bodies? The police investigate. Mrs Lovett…Joanne Whalley, Sweeney Todd…Martin Jarvis, Colonel Jeffrey…Rufus Sewell, Sir Richard Blunt…Jonathan Cake, Mark…Jack Cutmore-Scott, Tobias…Darren Richardson, Joanna…Moira Quirk, Arabella…Elizabeth Knowelden, Mr Oakley…Julian Sands, Major Bounce…Ian Ogilvy, Mr Grant…Alan Shearman, Morgan/Captain…Neil Dickson, Thornhill/Mundel/Crotchet…Matthew Wolf. Original music: A-Mnemonic Director: Rosalind Ayres Indie (Jarvis and Ayres).

15 Mar: Eastern Star
By Guy Slater, rpt. Based on the true story of young British journalist Christopher Gunness who in 1988 to Burma in 1988 by BBC World Service to go undercover as a backpacker to observe and the military junta. He found himself involved with human rights lawyer U Nay Min at the centre of the 1988. The revolution was brutally put down by the military and Nay Min was imprisoned for 16 years. Gunness went on to an internationally successful career. 25 years later, Gunness and Nay Min meet again. The stage play, with David Yip and Michael Lumsden, was performed at the Tara Theatre in South London in 2018. Chris.....................Michael Lumsden, Nay Min...............David Yip, Nick.......................Nigel Pivaro, Morland...............Ian Kelly, Ba Swe..................Windson Liong, Jake.......................Matt Rippy, Receptionist / Aung San Suu Kyi..........Julie Cheung Inhin, Win Aung / Colonel.................Paul Chan. Produced by Clive Brill. Indie (Brill productions)

16 Mar: The Love Test
By Brian Coyle, rpt. Rom-com about meeting the perfect partner. Journalist Kate is writing an article about a psychological test that can tell when you’ve met the “one” but she’s reluctant to believe it will work - until she tries it herself. Kate ..... Kate O’Flynn, Sam ..... Carl Prekopp, Mark ..... Stephen Hogan, Sarah ..... Deborah Findlay, Gerri ..... Samara MacLaren, Producer: Bruce Young.

17 Mar: Seven Five Zero Zero
By Adrian Penketh, rpt. A desperate pilot hijacks his own plane. The play is set in and around an airport. Steve.....Don Gilet, Neil/ Tanner....Shaun Mason, Megan.....Katherine Press, Chris.....Christopher Harper, Tim.....Ronny Jhutti, Giles.....Tony Turner, G.G......Chetna Pandya, Prime Minister.....Susan Jameson, Helen.....Sarah Ovens, All other parts played by Sam Dale, Michael Bertenshaw, Adrian Penketh and Franchi Webb. Producer: Emma Harding.

18 Mar: Another Place
By Siân Owen. A mum’s struggle to connect to her deaf baby son. Lizzy finds out that Charlie might have a problem with his ears when he's three weeks old. They send him to get tested further. The machine draws lines which make the audiologist stop smiling. Siân Owen has personal experience; her own son was born with severe hearing loss. Lizzy…. Alexandria Riley, Joel…. Matthew Gravelle, Seren…. Carys Eleri, Natasha…. Eiry Thomas, Charlie…. Zachary Cox. Produced by James Robinson. Directed by Carl Prekopp. BBC Wales.

19 Mar: Waking Beauty
By Alex Clarke. Seventeen-year-old Vanilla’s fall from a tree becomes a wake-up call for those close to her. Displaced and disconnected, the Byrne family learn how to reconnect with each other – even though one of them is asleep. Orla ..... Sade Malone, Mary ..... Michelle Fairley, Siobhan ..... Lucy Gaskell, Gemma ..... Sacha Parkinson, Rather Robin .... .Joseph Alessi, Producer: Nadia Molinari. BBC Drama North ("Audio Drama North")

20 Mar: Saturday Play - Tango Diaries
By Ron Hutchinson. A series of vignettes, exploring why Tango is such an obsession for some people. Is it the drama, the proximity, the rhythm, the soul-bearing? Five people explain why this dance means so much to them. Ron's last radio drama was Ship of Lies in 2019. Annie - Summer Strallen, Howard - Matt Rippey, Ross - Damian Lynch, Sean/The Chief - Jos Vantyler, Marco/Dance Hall Owner - Kerry Shale, Grace/Frannie/Kara - Melli Bond, Jeanie - Jane Jackson, Stanislav - Tomasz Aleksander, Lena- Nicola Stuart Hill, Dan - Chris Buckley, Nadya/Shoe Lady - Flora Montgomery, Archie - Richard Wilson. Produced by Clive Brill. Indie (Brill Productions).

21 Mar: Classic Serial - Sweeney Todd, 2
Joanna disguises herself and enters the barber’s employment as ‘Charley’. She wonders if her sweetheart Mark is really lost at sea. Investigator Richard Blunt andLieutenant Jeffreys aim to protect her. Mrs Lovett…Joanne Whalley, Colonel Jeffrey…Rufus Sewell, Sir Richard Blunt…Jonathan Cake, Sweeney Todd… Martin Jarvis, Mark…Jack Cutmore-Scott, Joanna…Moira Quirk, Arabella…Elizabeth Knowelden, Crotchet/Mr Brown/Dr Murphy…Matthew Wolf, Mr Wrankley…Julian Sands, The Judge…Ian Ogilvy, Morgan/Attorney…Neil Dickson, Clerk/Sir Ernest…Darren Richardson, Boatman/Counsel/Fisherman…Alan Shearman, Other parts played by members of the company. Dramatised by Archie Scottney, based on the novel by Thomas Prest. Producer…Rosalind Ayres. Indie (Jarvis and Ayres)

22 Mar: Afterplay
By Brian Friel. It's the 1920s. A couple bump into each other in a Moscow café. Sonya looks after a large estate and is visiting Moscow for financial meetings. Andrey is a violinist; he tells her he’s there to rehearse La Bohème at the Opera House. Andrey…Alex Jennings, Sonya… Janie Dee. Director: Martin Jarvis. Producer: Rosalind Ayres. Indie (Jarvis & Ayres)

23 Mar: Devoted
By Ray Connolly. In 2020 Ray spent six months in hospital with Covid, the China virus. As it attacked his body, he was, for much of the time, in a coma. During this time his mind was filled with fantasies. When he recovered he found that his wife, Plum, had sent daily bulletins on his condition to their children. She feared the ringing of the phone from the hospital. Music helped to end his coma and get him back to health. Ray.............................Philip Jackson, Plum..........................Alison Steadman, Louise.......................Natalie Grady, Dominic...................Matthew Gravelle, Kieron......................Joseph Millson, Nurse Hannah........Marilyn Nnadebe, Newsreader............Leah Marks, Producer Gary Brown.

24 Mar: Endless Second
By Theo Toksvig-Stewart. Drama about consent; two students fall in love, but one drunken evening changes everything. Cast: M ..... Sam Otto, W ..... Louisa Harland. 'Technical Producers' (presumably the SMs and linkup engineer) ..... Martha Littlehailes, Alison Craig, Anne Bunting, Mike Etherden. Production Co-ordinator ..... Gaelan Connolly. Producer ..... Abigail le Fleming. Note: Theo is a dyslexic writer and actor based in London. The son of lesbian parents, Theo is developing some television projects including a show based on his unusual uprbinging.

25 Mar: The Performer - Part 1
By William Humble; a two-part monologue performed by Stephen Fry. Like many adolescents, Matthew lives in a fantasy land. But where other 13 year-old boys hero-worship John Lennon or Mick Jagger, Matthew’s favourite actor is Sir Laurence Olivier. Dad often talks about the day he was stuck in London after work because of a train strike, and ended up going to the theatre to see the great Sir Laurence Olivier in a Terence Rattigan play. But Dad never goes to the theatre; he never goes anywhere much at all, except to the City to do his boring job. Then Dad disappears......... A number of theatre celebrities are evoked in the monologue - Olivier, Vivien Leigh and Rattigan, Max Miller, Noel Coward, Dora Bryan... Indie (Pier Productions).

26 Mar: The Performer, part 2
Continued from yesterday. Performed by Stephen Fry.

27 Mar: Saturday Plar - The Margins
By Al Smith. When Ben takes his girlfriend back home he finds his mother has taken in a childhood friend and is about to disinherit Ben in his friend’s favour, hoping her act of charity will correct past sins. Mandy ..... Rebecca Front, Ben ..... Billy Howle, Cassie ..... Cecilia Appiah, Mo ..... Calvin Demba. Produced by Sally Avens. (Note- Al also wrote 'Life Lines', working with the sasme producer- Ed.)

28 Mar: Luke, Acts, 1
By Michael Symmons Roberts, adapted from the King James version of the bible. Luke is believed to be the author of the gospel which bears his name, a doctor, and writer of 'The Book of Acts'. In this drama, 'Theophilus' is cast as a woman; a Roman who looks for Luke in the AD60's, three decades after the death of Jesus. Luke has come to Rome with Paul to support him in his forthcoming trial. As part of this support Luke is writing down as accurate an account as he can of the events leading from the birth of Jesus to the spread of the early church. Together they hope carefully chosen extracts from his account will equip the legal team to exonerate Paul. Luke's gospel tells the story of the life and ministry of Jesus from his birth through healings, miracles, betrayals, trial, execution and resurrection. The Book of Acts picks up the story after the resurrection with Jesus' disciples in hiding and devastated at the violent death of their leader. Luke....David Schofield, Theophila....Verity Henry, Jesus.....David Seddon, Peter.....Shaun Mason, Chief Priest.....Jonathan Keeble, Mourning Mother.....Angela Lonsdale, Prodigal Son.....Ashley Margolis. Multiple parts played by members of the cast. Director: ..Sharon Sephton, Producer.....Susan Roberts.

29 Mar: Yellow Lips
By Katie Redford; her first radio play. A daughter’s memories of her mum’s struggle with mental health. When Jen was eight, her mum was sectioned. The young Jen never realised the effect it had on her and her family. Years later, the grown-up Jen delves into the past. Narrator/Jen ….. Katie Redford, Mum, Alison ….. Lorraine Ashbourne, Dad, Rick ….. Stephen Critchlow, Young Jen ….. Grace Doherty, Matty/Izra ….. Wilbur Conabeare, Granny Beryl ….. Jessica Turner, Mrs Howe ….. Elinor Coleman. Produced by Tracey Neale. (Katie now plays Lily in The Archers - Ed.)

30 Mar: Oak Tree Close
By seven writers; a ballad in seven scenes. A boy who believes he has magical teeth meets a King in a tree in Boscobel in 1651. The ballad follows the life of a protective oak, with a new song - Where My Tooth Once Grew - by Johnny Flynn. Thomas (1651) ..... Rui Greaves, Charles ..... Johnny Flynn, Helen ..... Maya Coates, Lizzie ..... Elinor Coleman, Arthur ..... Taylor Simner, Harry ..... Laurie Kynaston, George ..... Joel MacCormack, Padma (1981) ..... Jiyan Kaur Deol, Mr Andrews ..... Stewart Coleman, Thomas (2021) ..... Laurie Kynaston, Padma (2021) ..... Priyanga Burford. Writers: Maud Dromgoole (1651), Sonia Jalaly (1727), Hatty Jones (1787), Joel MacCormack (1891), Margaret Perry (1919), Priyanga Burford (1981) and Max Levine (2021). The song: Where my Tooth Once Grew - Lyrics by Johnny Flynn and Robert MacFarlane, Music: Johnny Flynn, Musical director: Peter Ringrose, Production Coordinator, Anne Isger, Producer: Jessica Dromgoole.

31 Mar: Happiness
By Ian Billings; rpt.from 23 Dec 19.A comedy drama about the brilliant comedian and singer Ken Dodd when he faced tax evasion charges in 1988, tracking his year-long battle with the tax man, including the 1989 trial. Ken Dodd (and Dicky Mint): David Threlfall, George Carman Qc: Clive Hayward, Bennett: Will Kirk, Mr. Justice Waterhouse: Neil McCaul, Brian Leveson QC: Ian Conningham, Albert: Greg Jones, Eileen: Laura Christy, Croupier: Adam Courting, mother: Heather Craney, Usher: Ikky Elyas. Producer: Gemma Jenkins.

1 Apr: The Grey Man and Other Lost Legends
By Sebastian Baczkiewicz; rpt. from 14 Apr 2020. A strange craft crash lands into the UK’s second highest peak. The mayday signal is picked up by amateur radio enthusiast and conspiracy theorist Fergus McGregor whose special interest is the Great Grey Man.Stories of the Grey Man have been reported by hikers and mountaineers on Ben Mcdhui as far back as the Victorian era. Fergus sets out to find the truth. Includes interviews with residents and visitors in the Cairngorms National Park. Special thanks to Angus Upton. Weatherall …. Laura Elphinstone, Fergus McGregor ... Brian Vernel, Councillor Boyne … Rachel Handshaw, Sound Design by Steve Bond, Executive Producer Jeremy Mortimer, Produced by Joby Waldman, Directed by Steve Bond and Joby Waldman. Indie. (Reduced Listening production).

2 Apr: Settlers
By Adam Usden, rpt. from 31 Mar 2020. Adam won the Imison in 2018 (though not with this play).Two scientists have been in cryogenic stasis for nine hundred years along with one thousand others. They are underground waiting for a new planet to be born, then they can colonise. Nothing can go wrong, can it? A sci-fi comedy. Sam ..... Laura Aikman, Ian ..... Tom Rosenthal, Michael.... Hamish Rush, System ..... Leah Marks, Director/Producer Gary Brown. (... RT listed 'Maynard' by Fraser Ayres, Imison winning play 2021, but this was not broadcast - Ed.)

3 Apr: Saturday Play - Luke, Acts, part 2
Biblical account, ad. Michael Symmons Roberts. The Gospel of Luke tells the astonishing story of the life and ministry of Jesus from his birth through healings, miracles, betrayals, trial, execution and resurrection. The Book of Acts picks up the story after the resurrection with Jesus' disciples in hiding and devastated at the violent death of their leader. Then he appears to them, resurrected, and the book then tells the extraordinary story of the birth and battles and growth of the early Christian church, including Paul's dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus from persecutor to apostle. Luke....David Schofield, Theophila....Verity Henry, Jesus.....David Seddon, Peter.....Shaun Mason, Chief Priest.....Jonathan Keeble, Miriam.....Angela Lonsdale Paul.....Jason Done Ananias.....Hamish Rush Nephew.....Stephen Hoyle Multiple parts played by members of the cast. Director: ..Sharon Sephton, Producer.....Susan Roberts.

4 Apr: Classic Serial slot - Lights Up: Dedication, 1
By Nick Dear. After 60 years of production The Nuffield Theatre in Southampton closed its doors due to the coronavirus from Wuhan. This play was written for the Theatre in 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. It was written to commemorate both Nick’s and Shakespeare’s connection with Southampton. Nick grew up there; .Shakespeare’s relationship with the Earl of Southampton was well-known. Shakespeare dedicated poems to Southampton. Nick plays with three possibilities which may explain part of Shakespeare’s life. It's not known whether they met, but here, Shakespeare is on trial, where he is questioned about his relationship with the gay, cross-dressing Earl of Southampton. William Shakespeare........Alfred Enoch, Harry, Earl of Southampton......Tom Glenister, Lord Chief Justice........Sam Dale. Other roles played by Nick Armfield, Tallulah Bond, Declan Mason and Finlay Paul. Producer: Celia de Wolff. Sound Designer: Lucinda Mason Brown. Broadcast Assistant: Anna de wolff Evans. Indie (Pier productions)

5 Apr: Lights Up: Dedication, 2
Concluding part of yesterday's play.

6 Apr: McLevy
By David Ashton, rpt. Series 12. Ep 1. A Matter of Balance. Victorian detective drama. A circus visits Edinburgh and attempts to drum up business with a high-wire act stretching from the Scott Monument across Princes Street without a safety net. The circus crowds attract a gang of pickpockets. McLevy is on the case. Then the high-wire artiste, Maria Capaldi, receives a death threat. McLevy..........Brian Cox, Jean........Siobhan Redmond, Mulholland.........Michael Perceval-Maxwell, Roach...........David Ashton, Ballantyne.........Finlay McLean, Richard Cameron........Alasdair Hankinson, Maria..........Anita Vettesse, Billy Sangster.......Steven McNicoll. Other parts played by the cast. Producer: Bruce Young. BBC Scotland.

7 Apr: What He Would Have Wanted
By Viv Groskop, rpt. from Jul 2020. Caroline had an affair with Jen's husband, and it ended their friendship. Now it is a year later. Jen's father has died and Jen's mother is determined that his memorial will prompt a reconciliation. Anne: Barbara Flynn, Jen: Flora Montgomery, Caroline: Jane Slavin, Sorcha: Nimmy March, Geoffrey: Gerrard McArthur. Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan. Indie (Big Fish). Extract at the end is from Winnie the Pooh.

8 Apr: Losing Paradise
By Stephanie Dale. Fairbourne’s council has chosen to stop funding its coastal defences; currently they are saying no more money will be spent on flood defences after 2054. Presumably this is part of their 'environmental plan'. Flooding in Fairbourne is not significant, but residents are reportedly unhappy about the decision because it has been said that there will be no compensation if any residents are forced to relocate. One hopes that the decision will be reconsidered; these plans are generally not set in concrete. In the play, Fairbourne’s story begins in the 19th Century, when mill owner Arthur McDougall created the idyllic holiday paradise. But his head builder has disturbing dreams about the future. George…. Kieran Knowles, McDougall…. John Dougall, Seithenyn…. Sion Pritchard, The Narrator…. Eiry Thomas, The Earth…. Lisa Jen Brown. Produced by James Robinson. BBC Wales.

9 Apr: Comrade Ackland and I
By Frances Bingham; based on the true story of poet Valentine Ackland and writer Sylvia Townsend Warner. Set in Dorset in 1936. Sylvia and her lover, poet Valentine Ackland, have just returned to their country cottage from Spain. A young tourist arrives who’s had a car accident. Publicity-shy Sylvia stays in the cottage as Valentine helps him. Sylvia.....Joanne Mitchell, Valentine....Helen O'Hara, Frank Mallory....Ashley Margolis, Major Frobisher.....James Quinn, Landlady.....Joan Kempson, Arthur.....Lloyd Peters, Producer - Sharon Sephton.

10 Apr: Saturday Play - Saturday Play - Nora Webster, 1
By Colm Toibin. Rpt. from 9 Nov 2019. Nora Webster is now a single parent, having recently lost her husband, a politically active schoolteacher who has died young. She has four children children. It's set in Enniscorthy, Ireland, in the late 1960s.Nora: Siobhan McSweeney, Aunt Josie: Brid Brennan, Una: Norma Sheahan, Catherine: Ruth Bradley, Jim Webster: Gary Lilburn, Mick Sinnott: Edward MacLiam, William Jr: Paul Reid, Fiiona: Sophie Robinson, Aine: Lauren Coe, Conor: Sinead McGee, Donal: Tommy Harris, Sister Thomas: Jessica Turner, Peggy Gibney: Heather Craney. Producer: Allegra McIlroy.

11 Apr: Classic Serial slot - The Magic Mountain, 1
By Thomas Mann, dram. Robin Brooks. Young Hugh Casthorpe goes on a short visit to a sanatorium in the mountains, and finds that he cannot leave.Trapped there, he meets and learns from his fellow patients, gets acquainted with another constant companion, Death, and explores aspects of love. Narrator ..... Lucy Robinson, Hugh Casthorpe ..... Luke Thallon, James Simpson ..... Hugh Skinner, Doctor Crowmarsh ..... Sandy Grierson, Professor Jones ..... Richard Harrington, Clauda Civet ..... Genevieve Gaunt, Edie Robinson ..... Keziah Joseph, Marjorie ..... Georgina Strawson, Stour ..... Ed Jones.Ffrom a translation by John E Woods. Produced by Fiona McAlpine. Sound Design by Alisdair McGregor. Indie (Allegra Productions)

12 Apr: Eight Point Nine Nine
By James Fritz and Becky Ripley. What if doping were allowed in athletics? How much faster could we go? And at what cost? This is a retelling of the Julian Mason scandal, one year on from the closure of Project Hermes, the doping program that enabled Mason to run the 100m in under nine seconds. What drove the scientists at the heart of the project? What made the athletes sign up? And who was to blame when things went wrong? Drama-doc, rpt. from 2 Jan 2020. Made in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust.

13 Apr: McLevy
Series 12, rpt. Final series, rpt. from 2016.
By David Ashton. Victorian detective drama. Ep 2. A Man Of Honour. Episode title: A Man of Honour. The inspector's relationship with Jean turns frosty, but he doesn't understand why. Mulholland chases a man with a knife across the rooftops of Leith harbour; there is a tussle; the man falls to his death... the consequences are serious. McLevy…….Brian Cox, Jean…….Siobhan Redmond, Mulholland…….Michael Perceval-Maxwell, Roach…….David Ashton, Ballantyne........Finlay McLean, Callum……Ron Donachie, Josie Spence……Samuel Keefe, Sim Burnside……Ben Clifford, Annie Mills……Charlene Boyd. Other parts played by the cast. Producer: Bruce Young BBC Scotland.

14 Apr: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
By Alexander McCall Smith. Set in Gabarone's only detective agency. Episode title: The House of Unexpected Sisters. A new dramatisation. Mma Ramotswe dips a reluctant toe into local politics while the Agency is charged with investigating a simple case of wrongful dismissal. Mma Ramotswe ... Janice Acquah, Mma Makutsi ... Nadine Marshall, Mr JLB Matekoni ... Ben Onwukwe, Mr Polopetsi ... Steve Toussaint, Mma Potokwani ... Sarah Niles, Charity ... Saffron Coomber, Charity's mother ... Lorna Gayle. Producer: Eilidh McCreadie. BBC Scotland.

15 Apr: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
The Colours of All The Cattle: As election day approaches, Mma Ramotswe struggles with conflicted feelings over an old family mystery. Mma Ramotswe ... Janice Acquah, Mma Makutsi ... Nadine Marshall, Mr JLB Matekoni/Chairman ... Ben Onwukwe, Mr Polopetsi ... Steve Toussaint, Mma Potokwani ... Sarah Niles, Stephen/John ... Jason Barnett, Mingie Ramotswe ... Debbie Korlay, Charlie ... Maynard Eziashi, The Neighbour ... Saffron Coomber, Mma Gopalang ... Lorna Gayle. Producer: Eilidh McCreadie. BBC Scotland.

16 Apr: Longline
By Henry Darke. His first radio play. Jay is an observer on a deep sea trawler. He's there to ensure that the strict international laws on fishing quotas, sustainability and safety are followed. Jay ..... Matthew Aubrey, Kim-Long ..... Chike Chan, Kate ..... Sarah Ovens, Esther ..... Franchi Webb, Carlitos ..... Joseph Balderrama, Juan/Radio Operator ..... Simon Scardifield, Dad ..... Kenny Blyth, Lecturer ..... Michael Bertenshaw, Sisco/Lazrus ..... Richie Campbell. Directed by Gemma Jenkins.

17 Apr: No drama; replaced by The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral from St. George's Chapel
Live coverage, presented by Martha Kearney. Commentary team including Clare Balding, Eleanor Oldroyd, Clive Myrie and Allan Little describing the proceedings as prince Philip, aged 99, was laid to rest. As the event unfolded, there were contributions from historian Tracy Borman, personal friend Martin Palmer who worked with him for four decades and reflections from BBC Royal Correspondent Jonny Dymond. The Funeral Service was conducted by the Right Reverend David Conner, with a blessing by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Technical production was led by Bob Nettles; the outside broadcast engineering team at Windsor was led by Jon Wilson; event editor was Peter Griffiths, James Whitbourn was the producer at St George's Chapel, the programme producer was Graham McMillan and the editor Karen Dalziel.

18 Apr: The Magic Mountain, 2
By Thomas Mann, trans. J.E.Woods, dram. Robin Brooks. Hugh Casthorpe is now a patient in the sanatorium and he is besotted with Madame Claudia. She is married, she is ill, and Hugh’s companions on the Magic Mountain arenot happy with his infatuation. Narrator ..... Lucy Robinson, Hugh Casthorpe ..... Luke Thallon, James Simpson ..... Hugh Skinner, Doctor Crowmarsh ..... Sandy Grierson, Professor Jones ..... Richard Harrington, Clauda Civet ..... Genevieve Gaunt, Edie Robinson ..... Keziah Joseph, Marjorie ..... Georgina Strawson, Stour ..... Ed Jones, Nurse ..... Kate Paul. Produced by Fiona McAlpine. Sound Design by Alisdair McGregor. Indie (Allegra Productions).

19 Apr: Going Dark
By Marcella Evaristi. In 1642, the lives of three actors are devastated by a theatre ban that will last 18 years. They also witness plague, the Civil War and the execution of their patron, Charles I. Michael……….....Justin Salinger, Charlie……………Daniel Boyd, Walter…………....Joel MacCormack, Mattie…………….Melody Grove, Robin……………..Stephen Boxer, Isobel……………..Candida Benson, Susannah…………Lauren Cornelius, Producer/Director: Bruce Young. BBC Scotland.

20 Apr: McLevy - He Who Waits
Rpt. from Series 12. Ep. 3. Victorian detective drama. McLevy is pining for decent coffee and Jean Brash’s company - but he’s out of favour with her and with Chief Constable Craddock. Meanwhile, the new docks into open. promises an era of prosperity. Saboteurs plot to disrupt the celebrations. McLevy……….Brian Cox, Jean……….Siobhan Redmond, Mulholland…….Michael Perceval-Maxwell, Roach…….David Ashton, Hannah……….Colette O’Neil, Craddock……..Paul Young, Lady Jane…………Melody Grove, Louis Smith……Grant O’Rourke, Spencer………..Kenny Blyth, Lord Holland…..….Jimmy Chisholm, Seth Brandon….….Simon Donaldson, Cathy Brandon………..Helen Mackay. Other parts played by the cast. Producer: Bruce Young BBC Scotland.

21 Apr: Camberwell Green, 1: All Routes
By Nicola Baldwin. A two-part crime thriller set in a London bus control centre during the Covid pandemic.On her first day as a bus controller, Marilyn faces severe disruption when a street protest turns violent. Meanwhile her husband Steve is involved with a robbery. Marilyn ..... Chizzy Akudolu, Vincent ..... Lloyd Hutchinson, Frankie ..... Michelle Greenidge, Steve ..... Nicholas Gleaves, Nell ..... Tia Bannon. Other roles played by Nick Armfield, Ginny Holder, Alice Hoskyns, Sean Kearney and Finlay Paul. Producer: Celia de Wolff. Indie (Pier Productions).

22 Apr: Camberwell Green, 2
By Nicola Baldwin; continued from yesterday. Part 2: On Diversion. With her husband Steve held hostage by Bianca’s armed robbers, bus controller Marilyn is forced to engineer traffic chaos to help their escape. When torrential rain creates flooding, then gridlock, Marilyn is conflicted in her responsibility to her job and drivers, and fears for Steve and her daughter. Marilyn ..... Chizzy Akudolu, Vincent ..... Lloyd Hutchinson, Frankie ..... Michelle Greenidge, Steve ..... Nicholas Gleaves, Nell ..... Tia Bannon. Other roles played by Nick Armfield, Ginny Holder, Alice Hoskyns, Sean Kearney and Finlay Paul. producer: celia de Wolff. Indie (Pier).

23 Apr: Maynard
By Fraser Ayres; Imison winner 2021. Rpt. Marcus wants younger brother Maynard under his thumb. But Maynard, with help from his girlfriend Jules, is determined to turn his life around and escape a life of crime. Maynard – Fraser Ayres, Marcus – Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Auntie P – Ellen Thomas, Sister Magdelene/Petra – Chizzy Akudolu, Jules – Kellie Shirley, Mama – Martina Laird. Producer: Kathy Burke. Executive Director: Jeremy Mortimer, Sound Designer: Eloise Whitmore. Indie (Sparklab).

24 Apr: Saturday Play: The Voyage of the St. Louis
Stage play by Daniel Kehlman, adapted for radio by Tom Stoppard. 90min. drama. Several months before the outbreak of the Second World War, an ocean liner, the St Louis, left Germany with about 900 Jewish refugees on-board, all hoping to escape persecution. The story of that journey is now brought to life. Based on the book The Voyage of the Damned by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts. Schroeder . . . . . Philip Glenister, Schiendick . . . . . Paul Ritter, Berenson . . . . . Toby Jones, Bru . . . . . Alan Corduner, Benitez . . . . . Joseph Balderrama, Spanier . . . . . Philip Arditti, Pozner . . . . . Shai Matheson, Hoffman . . . . . John Dougall, Clasing . . . . . Roger Ringrose, Babette . . . . . Bettrys Jones, Jockl . . . . . Chris Lew Kum Hoi, Aber . . . . . Sargon Yelda, Elise . . . . . Rachel Essex, Charlotte . . . . . Elizabeth Counsell, Bergman . . . . . Hasan Dixon, Fischer . . . . . John Lightbody, Marianne . . . . . Rosie Boore, Renata . . . . . Amy-Jayne Leigh, Evelyne . . . . . Taya Tower. Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

25 Apr: Classic Serial - The Magic Mountain, 3
By Thomas Mann, dram Robin Brooks. Hugh’s cousin James and the beautiful Madame Claudia have both left the sanatorium, but both are soon to return. Hugh is now deep in the enchantment of the Mountain. Narrator ..... Lucy Robinson, Hugh Casthorpe ..... Luke Thallon, James Simpson ..... Hugh Skinner, Doctor Crowmarsh ..... Sandy Grierson, Professor Jones ..... Richard Harrington, Clauda Civet ..... Genevieve Gaunt, Peter Piobar ..... Stephen Hogan, Angela Simpson ..... Kate Paul, Howe ..... Huw Brentnall, Ellen Cameron ..... Lilit Lesser, Kirsty / Nurse ..... Georgia Brown. From a translation by John E. Woods. Produced by Fiona McAlpine. Sound Design by Alisdair McGregor. Indie (Allegra).

26 Apr: Suffer Little Children
By Gabriele Kogl, rpt; translation by Michael Hastik; adapted and produced by Jessica Dromgoole. Set in rural Austria. On her 80th birthday, an old woman recounts a life of sacrifice, and weighs up its value. The Austrian production of this play won Best Single Drama in last year's Prix Europa. Woman ..... Maggie Steed. Sound by Anne Bunting.

27 Apr: McLevy
By David Ashton, rpt. of series 12. Ep. 4: The Last Goodbye. A saboteur at the docks has been shot in the back and McLevy is under suspicion. In disgrace with his superiors and feeling disowned by a still-disapproving Jean, he presses on with his investigation – but, after the opening of the new docks, nothing will ever be the same again for McLevy, Jean, Mulholland and Roach. McLevy……….Brian Cox, Jean……….Siobhan Redmond, Mulholland…….Michael Perceval-Maxwell, Roach…….David Ashton, Hannah…….Colette O’Neil, Craddock……..Paul Young, Lady Jane………Melody Grove, Louis Smith………Grant O’Rourke, Lord Holland…..…Jimmy Chisholm. Other parts played by the cast. Producer/Director: Bruce Young. BBC Scotland.

28 Apr: Daphne & Apollo
By Joey Christie, rpt. Daphne falls in love and in six months loses everything. She then attempts to fight for justice. The story is told as a ‘fictional-documentary’, with actors interviewed in character and responding with semi-improvised performances. Daphne....Hannah Boyde, Annie....Hannah Ringham, Joe....Philip Jackson, Laura....Grainne Byrne, Gavin....Adam Deacon. Directed by Rebecca Lloyd-Evans. Produced by James Robinson. BBC Wales.

29Apr: The Cairn
By Donna Franceschild, rpt. Sometimes scattering ashes stirs up more than just grief. Drama set on the Kintyre Peninsula. Agim …Nebli Basani, Eilidh …Fiona MacNeil, Arlene … Olivia Morgan, Isla ... Rosie Smith, Wilma … Gerda Stevenson, Alex …Paul Young. Directed by Kirsty Williams.

30 Apr: The 100-Year-Old Backstop
Following the formation of Northern Ireland in 1921, the Boundary Commission was created to decide on the precise delineation of the border between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland. The governments of the United Kingdom, the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland were allowed to nominate one member each to the commission. The three men went along the border, meeting with concerned locals across the province, before facing the difficult task of redrawing the contentious border which stretched over 300 miles, cutting through communities, roads and even homes. Richard Feetham ….. Paul Kennedy, Joseph R Fisher ….. Martin Maguire, Eoin MacNeill ….. Patrick FitzSymons, Theresa ….. Abigail McGibbon, Trimble ….. Dan Gordon, O’Neill ….. Francis Mezza, Baldwin ….. Richard Croxford, Healy ….. Seamus O’Hara, Reporter ….. Michael Patrick, Writers ..... Michael Patrick & Oisín Kearney, Producer ..... Michael Shannon. A BBC Northern Ireland production.

1 May: Saturday Play - South on the Great North Road
By Michael Chaplin.Play inspired by Sting's song "Going South On The Great North Road". He says: 'It's about my journey from Newcastle in to make my fortune. In my young life I covered enough road miles to recall that relentless gravitational pull, the promise of a different kind of life down that road'. Many young people have made similar journeys over the years. The central character in this play is one of them. The song was performed by the singer, unaccompanied, for the production. 55m. Peggy ..... Jessica Johnson, Steve ..... Stephen Tompkinson, Kelly ..... Laura Jane Matthewson, Joe ..... Tom Glenister, Jean ..... Judi Earl, The Singer ..... Sting. Producer: Marilyn Imrie. Directed by Eoin O’Callaghan. Indie (Big Fish).

2 May: Classic Serial slot- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Pt1)
By Tom Stoppard. First production 1967. This is a rpt. from 2019. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Hamlet's ill-fated attendant lords, existing only in the wings, with no control over their own destinies. Rosencrantz.....Mathew Baynton, Guildenstern.....Andrew Buchan, The Player.....Toby Jones, Tragedian.....Sam Dale, Alfred.....Ronny Jhutti, Ophelia.....Sarah Ovens, Polonius.....Michael Bertenshaw, Hamlet.....Parth Thakerar, Claudius.....Don Gilet, Gertrude.....Clare Corbett, Produced by Emma Harding. Music arranged and performed by Clare Salaman, Philip Hopkins and Amelia Shakespeare from The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments.

3 May: Undercover Mumbai - One Last Sacrifice
By Ayeesha Menon. As India's general elections draw near, and the world's largest democracy decides its future, a murder and a political scandal lead Police Inspector Alia Khan to unravel the truth about her policeman father's death. An hour-long 6th (and final) episode of the police detective serial set in Mumbai. Alia Khan plays the Inspector. Rpt. Sound Recordist - Hitesh Chaurasia, Sound Design - Steve Bond, Editing Assistants - Andrew Lewis & Aditya Khanna. Script Editor - Mike Walker, Assistant Producer - Toral Shah, Producer - Nadir Khan, Music - Sacha Putnam, Indie (Goldhawk). Website: www.goldhawk.eu

4 May: An Angel in Miami
By Sebastian Baczkiewicz and producer Joby Waldman, rpt. Amir Hernandez runs things. He drives a purple convertible, has a beautiful business partner and access to the VIP section of a Miami nightclub. Then his celebrity guest fails to show up. A visitor offers to help. (Sebastian Baczkiewicz and producer Joby Waldman visited Miami to record interviews in the city’s homeless shelters in the early 1990s. These interviews informed the narrative.) Thanks to Jude Papaloko, Allen Rodriguez, POORGRRRL(sic), Nasty and Betty Osceola. Angel …. Joseph Marcell, Amir …. Abraham Popoola, Mila …. Samantha Dakin, Toshi…. Akie Kotabe. Sound design by Steve Bond. Producer: Joby Waldman. Executive Producer: Jeremy Mortimer. Indie (Reduced Listening)

5 May: Comrade Ackland and I
By Frances Bingham, rpt from May 2019; fact-based drama. In 1936, poet Valentine Ackland and writer Sylvia Townsend Warner have their rural idyll interrupted by the arrival of a young tourist who has had a car accident. Sylvia stays in the cottage; Valentine offers first aid and assistance for his car. Sylvia: Joanne Mitchell, Valtine: Helen O'Hara, Frank Mallory: Ashley Margolis, Major Frobisher: James Quinn, landlady: Joan Kempson, Arthur: Lloyd Peters. Producer: Sharon Sephton.

6 May: The Third Consecutive Event in Talbot Leigh
By Peter Strickland, film-maker; crreepy thriller, rpt. A young couple’s stay at a smart home has unexpected consequences. Jen and Tim have booked a short break at a high-tech luxury home. They are new parents and looking forward to relaxing for a while. But the weekend doesn’t quite go to plan. Jen……..Maimie McCoy, Tim……..Paul Ready, Jo……..Stephanie Racine, Rod……..Leo Bill, Brian……..Carl Prekopp, Mark……..Jon Millington. Directed by Peter Strickland. Produced by Russell Finch. Indie (Somethin’ Else productions).

7 May: Talawa Stories: Running with Lions
By Sian Davila. A British-Caribbean family struggles to come together after a bereavement. From the Talawa Theatre Co. Recorded in March 2021 during the national lockdown. Maxwell - Don Warrington, Shirley - Sharon D Clarke, Imani - Lydia West, Gloria - Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Joshua - Alfred Enoch. Produced by Ifrah Ismail. Directed by Michael Buffong. Sound Design by Steve Bond. Sound Assistant: Makashe Ogbon. Production Manager: Sarah Tombling. Executive Producer: Polly Thomas. Series Producer: Gill Parry. Indie; Talawa theatre / feral inc.

8 May: Saturday Play - Politics, Philosophy and Economics
By Mark Lawson. February 2020 a new sales drive is being planned at Union Jax, a company run by young entrepreneurs Stuart and Jacqueline. Orders and profits are soaring, but they are concerned about the likely effect of Covid lockdown, if it happens. Then the PPE (personal protective equipment) shortage happens. Eugene ..... Alex Jennings, Jacqueline ..... Macy Nyman, Stuart ..... Tom Glenister, Hannah ..... Jane Slavin, Producer: Eoin O’Callaghan Indie (Big Fish).

9 May: Classic Serial: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 2
By Tom Stoppard. Concluding part of drama from last Sunday. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern attempt to find out what roles they are meant to play in an existence where they have no say in what happens. Rosencrantz.....Mathew Baynton, Guildenstern.....Andrew Buchan, The Player.....Toby Jones, Tragedian.....Sam Dale, Alfred.....Ronny Jhutti, Ophelia.....Sarah Ovens, Polonius.....Michael Bertenshaw, Hamlet.....Parth Thakerar, Claudius.....Don Gilet, Gertrude.....Clare Corbett, Produced by Emma Harding. Music arranged and performed by Clare Salaman, Philip Hopkins and Amelia Shakespeare of The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments.

10 May: The Corrupted, 1
By Gordon Newman, 6th and final series, based on his novels and set in 2001-2008. 8 episodes this time instead of 10. Joseph Olinska gets ever more involved in New Labour, while Brian Oldman becomes a vegan and studies law in jail in a bid to win justice for himself. Tony Wednesday continues to work behind the scenes for Sir Joseph as he ascends the higher ranks of the police force. Joseph now helps New Labour with their finances, while continuing to invest heavily in Russia, the US and a pharmaceutical company specialising in cancer drugs. Sir Joseph - Toby Jones, Brian - Joe Armstrong, Tony Wednesday - Alec Newman, Sonia Hope/ Emma - Sarah Lambie, Catherine - Isabella Urbanowicz, Anatoly Popov/ Clive Bunter - Matthew Marsh, Leah - Jasmine Hyde, Margaret - Flora - Montgomery, PO Rogers - Paul Kemp, EXO Avedlund - Nigel Pivaro, Sir Ralph Courtney - Nick Sampson, Jeremy Corbyn - Christopher Harper, DCS Redvers - Arty Froushan, Tim Listfield - Charles Davies, Chuck Haly - Matt Rippy. Produced by Clive Brill. Indie (Brill Productions)

11 May: The Corrupted, 2
Continued from yesterday. Sir Joseph - Toby Jones, Brian - Joe Armstrong, Tony Wednesday - Alec Newman, Sonia Hope/ Emma - Sarah Lambie, Catherine - Isabella Urbanowicz, Anatoly Popov/ Clive Bunter - Matthew Marsh, Leah - Jasmine Hyde, Margaret - Flora - Montgomery, PO Rogers - Paul Kemp, Pongo - David Ajao, EXO Avedlund - Nigel Pivaro, Sir Ralph Courtney - Nick Sampson, Jeremy Corbyn - Christopher Harper, DCS Redvers - Arty Froushan, Julian Tyrwhitt - Jonathan Tafler DAC Henderson - Nicholas Murchie. Produced by Clive Brill. Indie (Brill Productions)

12 May: The Corrupted, 3
Continued from yesterday. Sir Joseph - Toby Jones, Brian - Joe Armstrong, Tony Wednesday - Alec Newman, Sonia Hope/ Emma - Sarah Lambie, Catherine - Isabella Urbanowicz, Anatoly Popov/ Clive Bunter - Matthew Marsh, Leah - Jasmine Hyde, Margaret - Flora - Montgomery, PO Rogers - Paul Kemp, Pongo - David Ajao, Jeremy Corbyn - Christopher Harper, Julian Tyrwhitt - Jonathan Tafler, Tony Blair - Nigel Cooke, DAC Henderson - Nicholas Murchie, DCS Redvers - Arty Froushan, Mrs Jinks - Suzan Sylvester, Hamid Afzal - Akbar Kurtha, Magistrate - Nick Sampson, Produced by Clive Brill. Indie (Brill Productions)

13 May: The Corrupted, 4
Continued from yesterday. Sir Joseph - Toby Jones, Brian - Joe Armstrong, Tony Wednesday - Alec Newman, Sonia Hope / Emma - Sarah Lambie, Catherine - Isabella Urbanowicz, Anatoly Popov / Clive Bunter / Justice Deed - Matthew Marsh, Margaret - Flora Montgomery, PO Rogers - Paul Linthwaite/, David Blunkett - Paul Kemp, John Quayle - David Ajao, Jeremy Corbyn - Christopher Harper, Tony Blair - Nigel Cooke, EXO Avedlund - Nigel Pivaro, DCS Redvers - Arty Froushan, Mrs Jinks - Suzan Sylvester, Hamid Afzal - Akbar Kurtha, FBI Agent Pyke - Will Meredith, Dietrick Heller / Tim Listfield - Charles Davies, Produced by Clive Brill. Indie (Brill Productions)

14 May: Talawa Stories: NSA
By Charles Entsie, for Talawa Theatre Company. Set in a car; an encounter between two black men. They come to terms with their identities and very different life trajectories. The drama was recorded in March 2021 during the national lockdown and in line with Covid safety measures. A two-hander. Man - Don Gilet, Boy - Idris Debrand. Produced by Alison Holder. Directed by Jade Lewis. Sound Design by Steve Bond, Sound Assistant: Makashe Ogbon, Production Manager: Sarah Tombling, Executive Producer: Polly Thomas, Series Producer: Gill Parry. Indie (Talawa / feral inc)

15 May: Saturday Play: Opening Pandora's Box
By Katie Hims. How do you turn a silent film into an audio drama? Wedekind's 'Lulu' formed the basis of the 1929 German movie, Pandora's Box. with Louise Brooks as Lulu, the ultimate 'femme fatale'. 90 years later, Katie Hims wonders what to do about Lulu. Rpt. from 9 Feb 19. The Writer/Lulu ..... Kate O’Flynn, Justin/Alwa ..... Joseph Ayre, Simone/Geschwitz ..... Ayesha Antoine, Kerry ..... Kerry Gooderson, Dr. Schön ..... Tony Turner, Schigolch ..... Michael Bertenshaw, Piani ..... Ronny Jhutti, The Kind-Faced Man ..... Christopher Harper, Rodrigo ..... Don Gilet, Dr. van Zarnikow ..... Sam Dale, Charlotte ..... Franchi Webb. Original Music by Neil Brand. Produced by Toby Swift.

16 May: Classic Serial slot: Hardy's Women -Two on a Tower
By Thomas Hardy, ad. Anita Sullivan. Part 1 - The Astronomer. Viviette Constantine is isolated, trapped in a small village in England in the 1880’s. Her husband Sir Blount Constantine is brutal, but he has been away hunting lions for several years. One day she meets Swithin, a young astronomer who shows her the stars. Then her husband is reported dead. Lady Viviette Constantine - Olivia Poulet, Swithin St Cleeve - Callum Scott Howells, Louis Glanville - Tommy Sim’aan, Tabitha Lark - Scarlett Courtney, Bishop Helmsdale and Mr Cecil - Tony Turner, Parson Torkingham - Keiron Self, Haymoss and Sir Blount - Marc Danbury, Mrs Martin and Mrs Poulter - Jane Slavin. Produced by John Norton. BBC Wales.

17 May: The Corrupted, 5
It's 2005 and Brian Oldman is still jailed for a crime he didn't commit. He found a man in jail able to prove his innocence - but that man was soon discovered dead in his cell. He suspects that Joseph Oldman, now Lord Olinska, organised the killing. Olinska gets more involved with New Labour, while Brian Oldman becomes a vegan and studies law in jail in a bid to win justice for himself. Tony Wednesday continues to work behind the scenes for Sir Joseph at the same time as moving ever further up the ranks of the police force. Lord Olinska - Toby Jones, Brian - Joe Armstrong, Tony Wednesday - Alec Newman, Margaret - Flora Montgomery, Sonia Hope - Sarah Lambie, Catherine - Isabella Urbanowicz, Clive Bunter / Brad Thompson / Justice Deed - Matthew Marsh, Jack Braden - Jacob Fortune Lloyd, PO Rogers / Menachem Hyak / Robin Bleecher - Paul Kemp, John Quayle - David Ajao, EXO Avedlund - Nigel Pivaro, Mrs Jinks - Suzan Sylvester, FBI Agent Pyke - Will Meredith, Chuck Haley - Matt Rippy. Produced by Clive Brill. Indie (Brill Productions)

18 May: The Corrupted, 6
Joseph now helps New Labour with their finances, while continuing to invest heavily in Russia, the US and a pharmaceutical company specialising in cancer drugs. Lord Olinska - Toby Jones, Brian - Joe Armstrong, Tony Wednesday - Alec Newman, Sonia Hope - Sarah Lambie, Catherine - Isabella Urbanowicz, Margaret - Flora Montgomery, Clive Bunter / Brad Thompson / Justice Deed - Matthew Marsh, PO Rogers / Paul Linthwaite - Paul Kemp, Julian Tyrwhitt - Jonathan Tafler, Jeremy Corbyn - Christopher Harper, EXO Avedlund - Nigel Pivaro, Professor King / Tim Listfield - Charles Davies, Mrs Jinks - Suzan Sylvester, FBI Agent Pyke - Will Meredith, Mr Kumar - Akbar Kurtha, Mr Justice Balardy - Christian Rodska. Produced by Clive Brill. Indie (Brill Productions)

19 May: The Corrupted, 7
The corrupted are still corrupted. Cast: Lord Olinska - Toby Jones, Brian - Joe Armstrong, Tony Wednesday - Alec Newman, Sonia Hope - Sarah Lambie, Dr Jordan - Nigel Cooke, Margaret - Flora Montgomery, Catherine - Isabella Urbanowicz, DCS Redvers - Arty Froushan, PO Rogers / Menachem Hyak - Paul Kemp, EXO Avedlund - Nigel Pivaro, Mrs Jinks - Suzan Sylvester, FBI Agent Pyke - Will Meredith, DAC Henderson - NicholasMurchie, Mr Kumar - Akbar Kurtha. Indie (Brill Productions).

20 May: The Corrupted, 8
Final episode of this brilliant epic. Cast: Lord Olinska - Toby Jones, Brian - Joe Armstrong, Tony Wednesday - Alec Newman, Sonia Hope - Sarah Lambie, Catherine - Isabella Urbanowicz, Margaret - Flora Montgomery, Anatoly Popov / Clive Bunter / Justice Deed - Matthew Marsh, PO Rogers / Paul Linthwaite / Menachem Hyak / Robin Bleecher - Paul Kemp, Julian Tyrwhitt - Jonathan Tafler, DCS Redvers - Arty Froushan, EXO Avedlund - Nigel Pivaro, Mrs Jinks / Marcia Hoffman - Suzan Sylvester, FBI Agent Pyke - Will Meredith, Chuck Haley - Matt Rippy, Tim Listfield - Charles Davies, DAC Henderson - Nicholas Murchie. Indie (Brill Productions).

21 May: Talawa Stories: Precious Little Thing
By Roberta Livingston. A comedy about womanhood, class and the difficulty of making choices. Willow and Nicole's journeys collide in the dead of night when they unexpectedly meet in the garden of a London mansion.Recorded in March 2021 during the national lockdown. Nicole - Jocelyn Jee Esien, Willow - Jacoba Williams, Bian - Tuyen Do. Produced by Ifrah Ismai.l Directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffou. Sound Design by Steve Bond. Sound Assistant: Makashe Ogbon. Assistant Producer: David Gilbert. Production Manager: Sarah Tombling. Executive Producer: Polly Thomas. Series Producer: Gill Parry. Indie: Talawa Theatre / feral inc production.

22 May: Saturday Play: Dinner with Dylan
By Jon Canter and Richard Curtis. A play about three grown men - Bobaholics - who meet in a restaurant to chat about the meaning of life and Dylan. Set in 2017, in the week when Dylan was playing a series of shows at the London Palladium and after an accidental meeting between playwright Jon Canter and writer and producer Richard Curtis. This is what happened next.... Richard Curtis played by himself, Kerry Shale played by himself, Lucas Hare played by himself, Eileen Atkins played by herself, Sam: Akbar Kurtha. Indie: Brill productions, producer Clive Brill.

23 May: Classic Serial slot: Hardy's Women - Two on a Tower
By Thomas Hardy, ad.Anita Sullivan. Part 2 - Marriage. With the death reported of Sir Blount in Southern Africa, Viviette and Swithin are finally able to marry. But this is Hardy, so what are the chances of a happy ending? Lady Viviette Constantine - Olivia Poulet, Swithin St Cleeve - Callum Scott Howells, Louis Glanville - Tommy Sim’aan, Tabitha Lark - Scarlett Courtney, Bishop Helmsdale and Mr Cecil - Tony Turner, Parson Torkingham - Keiron Self, Haymoss and Sir Blount - Marc Danbury, Mrs Martin and Mrs Poulter - Jane Slavin. Directed by John Norton. BBC Wales.

24 May: The Not Knowing
By Daniel Maier. When her four-year-old goes missing in a supermarket, Harriet begins to imagine her life with and without him. Rpt. Harriet ..... Louise Brealey, Therapist ..... Pippa Haywood, Alex ..... Mark Bazeley, Tina ..... Rebekah Staton, Sophie ..... Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Rosie ..... Kathryn Drysdale, Supermarket Manager ..... David Holt, PC Hobbes ..... Ben Crowe, Rosie's Date ..... Tom Glenister. All other parts played by members of the cast. Sound Design: David Thomas. Production Assistant: Sarah Tombling. Producer and Director: Karen Rose. Indie (Sweet Talk).

25 May: My Friend, Marie Antoinette
By Carine Adler, rpt. First-hand account of the final days of Marie Antoinette, with the young prison maid, Rosalie Lamoriere, who forms a strongbond with the tragic queen. Rosalie worked in the Conciergerie Prison kitchens, shared with soldiers and guards. The play is based on memoir accounts thirty years after the execution of Marie Antoinette by the historian Lafont d'Aussonne, who interviewed Rosalie Lamoriere. Rpt. Cast: Rosalie Lamoriere.............Lily Loveless, Marie Antoinette.............Laure Stockley, Madame Harel.............Becci Gemmell, Inspector Michonis and Fouquier-Tinville.............Ewan Bailey, Madame Richard.............Clare Corbett, Chauvau Lagarde.............Peter Hamilton Dyer, Herbert and Doctor.............Antony Bunsee. Original Music by Jon Ouin. Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore. Produced by Emma Hearn. Directed by John Scott Dryden. Indie (Goldhawk).

26 May: Rumpole
By John Mortimer, ad. Richard Stoneman. Rumpole and The Way Through the Woods. Producer Marilyn Imrie. Indie(Catherine Bailey). Rpt.

27 May: The Battle of San Pietro
By Nick Perry, rpt. In 1944, British spy novelist Eric Ambler and Hollywood film director John Huston were paired up to make a film to support the Allied war effort. Neither Huston nor Ambler had made a documentary before; they were used to writing the script then shooting and now they were going to shoot before writing. They agreed that there would be no staging, no re-enactment, nothing fake or artificial in their production. But writing in a war zone is very different from what normally happens in crafting a drama. John Huston . . . Elliot Cowan, Eric Ambler . . . Joseph Kloska, Jules Buck . . . Joseph Ayre, Colonel Gillette . . . Nathan Osgood, The Interviewer . . . Lorelei King, David MacDonald . . . Christopher Harper General Harrison . . . Kenny Blyth, Elsie . . . Helen Clapp. Director . . . Sasha Yevtushenko.

28 May: The System,1 - Get Naked
By Ben Lewis. Thriller in six 30m parts. When Jake signs up to a personal training programme promising to turn the meekest man-boy into an alpha male, he doesn’t realise what he’s getting himself into. Two years later, his sister Maya sets out to uncover the truth. Alex … Iain de Caestecker, Jerome… Don Gilet, Maya … Siena Kelly, Beau…Matthew Needham, DI Cohen …Chloe Pirrie, Jake …Jack Rowan. Original music and sound design by Danny Krass. A BBC Scotland Production directed by Kirsty Williams. Thanks to Dr Joel Busher at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, University of Coventry.

29 May: Saturday Play - Seven Songs for Simon Dixelius
By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. A drama with songs. SImon has been jilted on his wedding day. A girl group with its members clad in shimmering dresses follows him around and sings songs to him, but no-one else can hear or see them. Simon: Arthur Darvill, Kiyoko Jones: Kerry Gooderson, Larry: Ryan Early, Imogen: Hannah McPake. Producer: Helen Perry. Rpt. from 23 June 2018.

30 May: Classic Serial slot: Jude the Obscure
By Thomas Hardy, dram. Graham White. Sue Bridehead relates the story of Wessex stonemason, Jude Fawley, who aspires to be a scholar at the university of Christminster. Sue.....Kirsty Oswald, Young Jude.....Hector Bateman-Harden, Jude.....Robert Emms, Drusilla.....Jane Slavin, Arabella.....Elinor Coleman, Phillotson.....Julius D’Silva, Mrs Edlin.....Jessica Turner, Troutham.....Tony Turner, Taylor/ Shepherd...Nicholas Murchie, Michael/ Carter 1/ Hawker.....David Sturzaker, Anny.....Megan McInerney, Miss Fontover.....Marilyn Nnadebe, Carter 2/ Undergraduate....Joshua Riley, Carter 3/ Undergraduate....Stewart Campbell, Producer: Emma Harding., Production Co-ordinator.....Maggie Olgiati, Sound designer.....Caleb Knightley.

31 May: Escape Kit
By William Thirsk Gaskill; first radio play by a writer of short stories; rpt. from 5 Nov 2019. Will Taylor finds himselfs trapped on a train with a middle-aged madman escaping from a WW2 prison camp. Bradley: Will Taylor, Arthur: Reginald Edwards, Celia: Verity Kirk, Edmund: Patrick Knowles, Davina: Tanya Loretta Dee, Grandpa and railway guard: David Shaw-Parker. Producer: Clive Brill. Indie (Brill Productions).

1 Jun: Madame Tempy
By Winsome Pinnock. The story was inspired by Sylvia Smith Lewis and is about her paternal grandmother, Madame Tempy Stuart Smith; her musical journey from the racist, violent southern USA of the early 1900s to New York where she became a well-known musician and teacher. Sylvia receives a phone call from Ocean Springs where Tempy grew up, saying they are to honour her grandmother as part of the Mississippi Blues Trail. This surprises Sylvia who remembers her grandmother describing the blues as 'the Devil's music'. Nonetheless she is intrigued by the invitation and sets off to learn about her grandmother's past. Adjoa Andoh plays Madame Tempy with Lisa Davina Phillip as Sylvia; produced by: Maggie Ayre.

2 Jun: Rumpole
By John Mortimer; ad. Richard Stoneman, rpt: Rumpole for the Prosecution. Horace Rumpole's client asks him to do something he's always sworn he will not do - appear for the prosecution. It's a case where the injured party is dead and cannot speak for herself. Produced by Marilyn Imrie. Indie (Catherine Bailey Productions).

3 Jun: What's He Building in There?
By Rachel Smith. Kate is a busy teacher who is also trying to sell the family home. Her younger brother Ryan refuses to leave his bedroom as the sale approaches. He has created an online gaming channel on his computer which has attracted thousands of subscribers, but he still doesn't have a job. Kate: Christine Bottomley, Ryan: Mike Noble, with Wyllie Longmore as John and Angela Lonsdale as Maeve. Producer: Nadia Molinari. Rpt. from 30 Apr 19.

4 Jun: The System, 2: Sweat Blood
By Ben Lewis. 30m. Thriller about a personal development programme. The Past: Jake and his fellow underdogs begin to transform radically their minds and bodies. The Present: Maya’s hunt for their leader gets tense when she realises they might be hunting her. Alex … Iain de Caestecker, Maya … Siena Kelly, Jerome… Don Gilet, Coyote…Divian Ladwa, Beau…Matthew Needham, Jake …Jack Rowan. Original music and sound design by Danny Krass. Featuring tracks from Equiknoxx music collective. With thanks to Dr Joel Busher, Coventry University. Producer Kirsty Williams; BBC Scotland.

5 Jun: Saturday Play -The Last of England
By Neil McKay, with a title from that famous painting. Three 60-something friends argue on a ferry journey from Portsmouth to Santander, returning to their homes in Spain after attending the funeral of their friend who went home for a visit and never came back. Hywel – Anthony O’Donnell, Malcolm – Gary Lewis, Jim – Dan Gordon, Rashid – George Bukhari, Gemma – Faye McKeever. Producer – Melanie Harris. Executive Producer – Jeremy Mortimer. Production Co-ordinator - Darren Spruce. Sound Recordist - Louis Blatherwick. Sound Designer – Eloise Whitmore. Indie (Sparklab).

6 Jun: Classic Serial slot: Jude the Obscure, 2
By Thomas Hardy, dram. Graham White. Sue Bridehead relates the story of her radical relationship with stonemason Jude. Despite their love for each other, Jude is still legally married to Arabella, so Sue determines to marry Phillotson. Starring Robert Emms, Kirsty Oswald and Julius D'Silva. Dramatised by Graham White. Sue.....Kirsty Oswald, Jude.....Robert Emms, Phillotson.....Julius D’Silva, Drusilla.....Jane Slavin, Arabella.....Elinor Coleman, Juey.....Rafferty Railton, Mrs Edlin.....Jessica Turner, Taylor....Nicholas Murchie, Vicar.....David Sturzaker, Mary/Grace.....Megan McInerney, Woman.....Marilyn Nnadebe, Customer 1.....Joshua Riley, Customer 2....Stewart Campbell. Production Co-ordinator.....Maggie Olgiati. Sound designer.....Caleb Knightley. Produced by Emma Harding.

7 Jun: Jazz and Dice
By Leanne Allen. Two teenage girls, best friends and lovers, anticipate their future together as one of them goes off to university, causing a rift between them. Nevaeh, also known as Dice, is secretly dating her best friend Jazz. When Jazz goes off to university, Dice is left heartbroken, and her mother is left to pick up the pieces... Dice ..... Carly Houston, Jazz ..... Lucy Fallon, Laurie ..... Claire Rushbrook, Sat Nav/Registrar ..... Garry Robson. Production team: Co-Directors/Co-Producers, Polly Thomas and Krishna Istha, Sound Recordist, Louis Blatherwick, Sound Designer, Paul Cargill, Executive Producer, Eloise Whitmore. Indie (Naked Productions).

8 Jun: Body Tourists
By Jane Rogers. In the 'Dangerous visions" series. It is 2045 and scientists have found a way to store memory and personality digitally. A dead person can have his chip inserted into other living bodies. A consultant is the first to experience this technology. Octavia: Susan Brown, Luke, the consultant: Joseph Kloska, Paula: Lotte Rice, Ryan: Will Naylor, Gemma and the Bot: Alana Ramsey. Producer: Clive Brill. Indie (Brill Productions). Rpt. from 4 Jun 2019.

9 Jun: Rumpole, rpt.
By John Mortimer, ad. Richard Stoneman. Rumpole and The Quacks. Set in 1966. Rumpole meets an Asian doctor accused of unprofessional conduct who needs his help. Producer: Marilyn Imrie. Indie (Catherine Bailey).

10 Jun: The Macefield Plot
By Daniel Thurman. Edith Macefield was a householder who received worldwide attention in 2006 when she turned down an offer of about $1 million to sell her home to make way for a commercial development in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Instead, the five-story project was built around her 108-year-old farmhouse, where she died at age 86 in 2008. In the process, she became something of a folk hero. After she died, Macefield willed her house to the new building's construction superintendent, Barry Martin, in gratitude for his friendship and caretaker role. Edith:Sian Phillips, Barry: Stanley Townsend, Joe: Joseph Balderrama, Cops: Helen Clapp and Christopher Harper. Producer: David Hunter. Rpt. from 14 May 2019.

11 Jun: The System, 3: Field Work.
By Ben Lewis. 30m. Thriller about a personal development programme, cont. Alex … Iain de Caestecker, Maya … Siena Kelly, Coyote…Divian Ladwa, Beau…Matthew Needham, DI Cohen… Chloe Pirrie, Grace…Ashna Rabheru, Jake …Jack Rowan. Original music and sound design by Danny Krass Thanks to Joel Busher, Coventry University. BBC Scotland, produced by Kirsty Williams.

12 Jun: Saturday Play - Castle of the Hawk,1
By Mike Walker. Ep. title: Hawk Rising. Drama about the Habsburg (Hapsburg) dynasty which was to rule most of Europe for 600 years.. The story begins in 1230. Ibrahim: Philip Arditti, Rudolf: Mark lewis Jones, Albert: Kal Owen, Peter: Carl Prekopp, Agnes: Nia Roberts, Wenceslas: Matthew McNulty, Elise: Eiry Hughes, Judith: Caitlin Richards, Ottokar: John Talfer, Pope Alexander: Stephen Hogan, Bishop Odo: Ryan Early, Guard: Joseph Ayre. Sound design - Nigel Lewis. Producer: Alison Hindell. BBC Wales. Rpt. from 1 Jul 2018.

13 Jun: Classic Serial slot - Jude the Obscure, 3
Hardy, dram. Graham White. Sue and Jude are now living together with their three children, but their being unmarried makes them social outcasts. The strains of the situation affect the family. Sue.....Kirsty Oswald, Jude.....Robert Emms, Phillotson.....Julius D’Silva, Arabella.....Elinor Coleman, Juey.....Rafferty Railton, Mrs Edlin.....Jessica Turner, Taylor/ Policeman....Nicholas Murchie, Landlady....Marilyn Nnadebe, Vicar.....David Sturzaker, Gravedigger.....Toby Turner, Woman.....Jane Slavin, Girl.....Megan McInerney, Friend 1.....Joshua Riley, Friend 2....Stewart Campbell. Production Co-ordinator.....Maggie Olgiati, Sound designer.....Caleb Knightley, Producer: Emma Harding.

14 Jun: Making Peace
By Tessa Gibbs. Set in Achiltibuie in the North West Highlands, three women learn about inheritance, loss and the importance of not making unnecessary enemies. Abbie's father, David, has died and left an unusual request in his will. He wants Abbie, his widow, to meet his ex-wife at his old cottage, which has been his ex-wife's home since they divorced 30 years ago. Kate ..... Georgie Glen, Abbie ..... Melody Grove, Lulu ..... Rosie Cavaliero, Ailsa ..... Susan Jameson. BBC Scotland. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane. Rpt. from 2 Jul 2018.
Note from editor - there seems to be a lot of repeats...

15 Jun: Baselines
By Mark Lawson. A play about gender identity and the way it is disrupting women's professional sports. A difficult job for the governing bodies. Sportswomen feel they are being discriminated against when people with male musclature but now regarded as female are allowed to compete against normal women - the 99.9% of women who were born female. How are governing bodies in sport going to legislate to ensure fairness? Peter/PJ Reany.....Rosie Sheehy, Sheila Reany....Haydn Gwynne, David Harvey-Lane.....Dermot Crowley, Rachel Du Prez.....Kerry Fox, Andy Terrister.....Tom Glenister, Kevin Hunter/Umpire/Sports Presenter.....Adrian Decosta, Letitia Ingrams/Commentator/Testing Woman.…….Marième Diouf. Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan Indie (Big Fish).

16 Jun: The Citadel
Series 8, ep. 1: by Chris Reason and Tom Needham. Based on the novel by AJ Cronin. Today's episode is set over 24 hours, where both doctors deal with unexpected events; Dr. Denny is shocked to receive a visit from a former soldier from his past, and worries that a potential epidemic is about to strike the valley, whilst Dr. Manson finds himself in a luxurious flat with an attractive woman. Continues tomorrow. Dr. Andrew Manson ...... Richard Fleeshman, Phillip Denny ........ Matthew Gravelle, Christine Manson ........ Catrin Stewart, Frank Trevithick ...... Carl Prekopp, Arthur Greenwood ......Conrad Nelson, Mrs. Roberts /Receptionist ..... Kath Weare, Eleanor/Bronwyn ......Emily Pithon, Gwyneth...... Charlotte Sienna Lee. Producers: Pauline Harris and Gary Brown. Directed by Pauline Harris.

17 Jun: The Citadel
Series 8, ep. 2. Dr. Manson, returns from London. He enforces quarantine on a local village. And the former soldier, Trevithick, is rushed to hospital. Dr. Andrew Manson ........ Richard Fleeshman, Phillip Denny ........ Matthew Gravelle, Christine Manson ...... Catrin Stewart, Frank Trevithick ..... Carl Prekopp, Mrs. Trevithick/Mrs. Thomas .... Jennie Platt, Dylan Thomas ... Luca Rawlinson, Freddy/Policeman ..... Rupert Hill, Mrs. Roberts /Mrs. Powell...... Kath Weare, Eleanor.....Emily Pithon, Gwyneth....... Charlotte Sienna Lee. Producers: Pauline Harris & Gary Brown.

18 Jun: The System, 4: Red Pill
By Ben Lewis 30m. The Past: Jake’s unit find out what The System is really about as they enter the next level of their training. And it doesn’t sit well with everyone. The Present: Maya manages to track down an ally with insider knowledge. Alex … Iain de Caestecker, Dr Khalid Hassan… Souad Faress, Maya … Siena Kelly, Coyote…Divian Ladwa, Beau…Matthew Needham, Jake …Jack Rowan. Original music and sound design by Danny Krass. Featuring tracks from Equiknoxx music collective. Thanks to Joel Busher, Coventry University. Producer: Kirsty Williams. BBC Scotland.

19 Jun: Saturday Play - Castle of the Hawk, 2 - Hawk Hunting
By Mike Walker, rpt. Rudolf of Habsburg has managed to be elected as Holy Roman Emperor but securing a dynasty is much harder. In order for his son Albert to succeed, several enemies must be removed from his path, starting with his former ally King Ottokar of Bohemia. Meanwhile, Ibrahim is teaching philosophy and making his own secret deals. Sound design Nigel Lewis; producer: Alison Hindell. BBC Wales.

20 Jun: Classic serial slot: Tainted Love
By David Lawrence. Dram. Linda Marshall Griffiths. A a pairing of two novels 'The Rainbow' and 'Women in Love' linked by the character Ursula Brangwen and set in a mining town in Nottinghamshire. Seen through the eyes of Ursula, ‘The Rainbow’ spans three generations of the Brangwen family from 1840s to 1905. Ursula reflects on her family history and rejects the path taken by her mother Anna who found fulfilment in childrearing and finding inspiration in the advice of her grandmother Lydia, a Polish refugee, who tells her to seek someone who will love her for what she is, not for what he wants. In 1915 the novel was suppressed for obscenity; all copies were destroyed and it remained banned in Britain for 11 years under the Obscene Publications Act 1857. With thanks to the Estate of Frieda Lawrence Ravagli. Ursula ..... Cassie Bradley, Tom ..... Karl Collins, Lydia ..... Aneta Piotrowska, Young Ursula ..... Florence Hunt, Anna ..... Rosalie Craig, Young Anna ..... Lauren Tanner, Will ..... Lee Ingleby. Directed by Nadia Molinari.

21 Jun: Song of the Reed: Swallowtail
By Steve Waters. Set in Fleggwick, a fictional wetlands nature reserve, over the period of one year. Related plays will follow. Fleggwick is under threat. The site was not financially sustainable when its founder died so his daughter Liv needs to find a way for it to survive. Recorded on location at RSPB’s Strumpshaw Fen, the story is informed by the real work and science of conservation taking place in UK wetlands. It’s a rainy summer day and a Swallowtail Safari is being held at the reserve in the hope of catching a glimpse of the swallowtail butterfly. Liv ..... Sophie Okonedo, Ian ..... Mark Rylance, Tam ..... Ella Dorman Gajic, Kay ..... Molly Naylor, Sadegh ..... Zaydun Khalaf, Nikki ..... Karen Hill, Voice of the Reed ..... Christine Kavanagh, Other parts played by staff and volunteers at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen. Music by Michael Somerset Ward with Rebecca Hearne. Sound Design by Alisdair McGregor. Produced and Directed by Boz Temple-Morris. A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4.

22 Jun: Mr Waring of the BBC
By Freddie Phillips, rpt. A drama of archive documents and memoirs. It's just after the Second World War and a new young comedian lands the leading role in a BBC radio show. Based on the true story of Peter Waring, whose desire for a better life brought him fame and infamy. Mr Waring ….. Freddie Fox, Frank Muir ….. Robert Bathurst, Benny Hill/Booking Manager….. Clive Hayward, Redacted Letter Writer ….. Tony Turner, Charmian Innes ….. Elinor Coleman, Director of Variety ….. Simon Ludders, BBC Voice ….. Marilyn Nnadebe, LPR Roche ….. Stewart Campbell, Jack Fallon ….. Joshua Riley, Press Voice 1 ….. Jane Slavin. Pianist, Peter Ringrose. Directed by Gemma Jenkins.

23 Jun: The Cyprus Missing
By Mario Theodorou. London, 2014. Althea, a Greek Cypriot who has spent her adult life in London, always believed that her father was killed in action during the Cypriot conflict of 1974. But a chance discovery causes her to question her family history, and go in search of answers within London's Cypriot community. Rpt. Althea ..... Agni Scott, Gizem ..... Fisun Burgess, Eleni ….. Anna Savva, Constantine ..... Chris Pavlo, Young Althea ..... Christina Kyriakos, Young Gizem ..... Jeyda Mustafa, Mags ..... Catherine Cusack, Missing Persons Rep .... Helen Clapp, Wine Seller ….. Shaun Mason, Soldier ….. Jonny Holden. Producer: Sasha Yevtushenko.

24 Jun: Lighthouses
How do we find our way back to happiness after the worst happens? Composer Jennifer Bell's a-cappella songs are inspired by and linked to the true stories of two people who've found their way back to the light after losing the loves of their lives. Producer Beth O'Dea, with specially composed songs by Jennifer Bell. Interviewee Gary Andrews. The singers are Ellie Showering, Andy Marshall, Harry Humberstone, Katy Tucker, Alice Kirby, Jack Adkins, Molly King and Jennifer Bell. Additional singing on In A Town by Naomi Johnson, Tenisha Edwards, Luke Nederveen and Romaine Smith. At the time of writing (Jun 2021), Gary Andrews' doodles of his life are at @GaryScribbler Made in solidarity with all who have felt grief. Rpt.

25 Jun: The System, 5 - Kill The Past
By Ben Lewis. Six-part thriller about a group of young radicals and the hunt for their leader. Starring Siena Kelly, Jack Rowan and Iain de Caestecker. 30m.
The Past: Jake and Alex have a stand-off when Jake is given a target dangerously close to home.
The Present: Maya’s TV habit, once described as her downfall, is about to become her greatest asset. Alex … Iain de Caestecker, Jerome… Don Gilet, Maya … Siena Kelly, Coyote…Divian Ladwa, Beau…Matthew Needham, DI Cohen / Jess …Chloe Pirrie, Jake …Jack Rowan. Original music and sound design by Danny Krass. Featuring tracks from Equiknoxx music collective. With thanks to Joel Busher, Coventry University. BBC Scotland, produced by Kirsty Williams.

26 Jun: Sarurday Play: Castle of the Hawk,3: Hawk Wounded
By Mike Walker. Albert the One-Eyed of Habsburg has displaced Norbert and become Holy Roman Emperor, but Wenceslas plots revenge. Disappointed by his philosophical son, Albert takes John of Swabia into his inner circle and Ibrahim settles an old score. Rpt. Sound design - Nigel Lewis, Producer: Alison Hindell. BBC Wales.

27 Jun: Classic Serial slot - The Rainbow
By David Lawrence. It is the dawn of female suffrage and Ursula, now a young woman, strives for independence. She refuses to be tied down by the confines of her gender and the expectations of her family as she searches for fulfilment beyond the boundaries of her small town. Ursula ..... Cassie Bradley, Anton ..... Nico Mirallegro, Anna ..... Rosalie Craig, Will ..... Lee Ingleby, Winifred ..... Tala Gouveia, Harby ..... Graeme Hawley, Young Ursula ..... Florence Hunt. Produced by Nadia Molinari. BBC Audio Drama North.

28 Jun: Takeover, 1
By Ayeesha Menon and Matthew Solon. High-stake deals and sibling rivalry set in the world of the super wealthy. Self-made billionaire, Ravi Majumdar, risks losing everything to defeat a man he once considered his friend and mentor, whilst his four children - Amit, Zara, Shaan and Maya - fight for their father’s affections and fortune. Recorded in the UK and in India. Ravi Majumdar......Rajit Kapur, Anya......Dolya Gavanski, Ash......Abhin Galeya, Maya......Amrita Acharia, Zara......Munirih Grace, Shaan......Danny Ashok, Ian......Finbar Lynch, Seraphina......Jennifer Armour, Dr Lincoln......Emma Carter, Jeet......Ronny Jhutti. All other parts were played by: Neil D’Souza, Ash Hunter, Philip Desmeules, Natalie Simpson, Lola Ogunyemi, Matthew Solon and Nadir Khan. Original music by Sacha Puttnam. Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore. Sound recording by Paul Clark, Ashyar Bulsara and Ayush Ahuja. Assistant Producer, Eleanor Mein. Production Assistant, Anna Calandra. Produced by Emma Hearn and Nadir Khan. Director and Executive Producer, John Scott Dryden. Indie (Goldhawk).

29 Jun: Takeover, 2
By Ayeesha Menon and Matthew Solon. High-stake deals and sibling rivalry set in the world of the super wealthy Business titan Ravi Majumdar brings his four privileged children back to India so that they may see first-hand where he came from and he can decide which one of them could be his successor. But there are others making a bid for the Majumdar empire. Recorded in the UK and in India. Ravi Majumdar...... Rajit Kapur, Ash......Abhin Galeya, Maya......Amrita Acharia, Zara......Munirih Grace, Shaan......Danny Ashok, Amit......Tavish Bhattacharyya, Ian......Finbar Lynch, Seraphina......Jennifer Armour, Jai......Vincent Ebrahim, Karan......Zafar Karachiwala, Jeet......Ronny Jhutti, Sharma......Neil D’Souza. All other parts played by: Ash Hunter, Philip Desmeules, Natalie Simpson, Lola Ogunyemi, Aseem Hattangady, Ayeesha Menon, Emma Carter, Nadir Khan. Other members of production team - see yesterday's entry. Indie (Goldhawk).

30 Jun: Takeover, 3
By Ayeesha Menon and Matthew Solon, continued. Production details - see previous two days' entries.

1 Jul: Takeover, 4
By Ayeesha Menon and Matthew SolonBillionaire Ravi Majumdar finds his business empire and family starting to unravel as he single-mindedly tries to destroy his lifelong adversary. Concerned for their inheritance, his four children, Ash, Zara, Shaan and Maya, join forces to combat their rival to the Majumdar empire, their Indian cousin Amit. RT: "A drama on a grand scale, played out like a Shakespearean tragedy." Recorded in the UK and in India. Ravi Majumdar...... Rajit Kapur, Ash......Abhin Galeya, Maya......Amrita Acharia, Zara......Munirih Grace, Shaan......Danny Ashok, Amit......Tavish Bhattacharyya, Ian......Finbar Lynch, Seraphina......Jennifer Armour, Jai......Vincent Ebrahim, Sharma......Neil D'Souza, Jeet......Ronny Jhutti, John Myson.....Ash Hunter, Ben......Philip Desmeules, Beth Mitchell......Natalie Simpson. All other parts played by Emma Carter, Lola Ogunyemi, Aseem Hattangady, Ayeesha Menon, Nadir Khan. Original music by Sacha Puttnam. Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore. Sound recording by Paul Clark, Ashyar Bulsara and Ayush Ahuja. Assistant Producer: Eleanor Mein. Production Assistant: Anna Calandra. Produced by Emma Hearn and Nadir Khan. Director and Executive Producer, John Scott Dryden. Indie (Goldhawk).

2 Jul: The System, 6 - Judgement Day, Question Mark
The Past: Alex’s story comes into focus. 30m.
The Present: Maya goes in search of Jake, hoping together they can stop the System before things get out of control. Alex … Iain de Caestecker, Maya … Siena Kelly, Coyote…Divian Ladwa, Beau…Matthew Needham, DI Cohen / Jess …Chloe Pirrie, Jake …Jack Rowan. Original music and sound design by Danny Krass. Featuring tracks from Equiknoxx music collective. BBC Scotland. Producer by Kirsty Williams. Thanks to Joel Busher, Coventry Uni.

3 Jul: Saturday Play - Ready Player Marx
By Sean Grundy and Cara Jennings. Drama about the battles, firings and dirty tactics a group of video game workers face trying to unionise in the £50 billion gaming industry. Inspired by real events. Video game workers Laura in the UK and Rachel in the US are close to breakdowns with their 100-hour weeks, making violent game content, dealing with industry racism and sexism. They want to start a union. Their bosses provide serious opposition. Laura - Nell Barlow, Rachel - Hollie Edwin, Eva - Jennifer English, Steve - Matt Addis, Gary - Paul Panting, Benedict - Jonathan Aris, Mum - Elizabeth Carling. Producer: Liz Anstee. Indie. (CPL).

4 Jul: Classic Serial slot: Women in Love
By David Lawrence, dram. Ian Kershaw. The Brangwen sisters are looking for love in the Midlands mining town of Beldover. Ursula is a teacher and Gudrun an artist. They meet two friends who live nearby, school inspector Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich, a rich industrialist, who is heir to a coal mine. Ursula ..... Cassie Bradley, Gudrun ..... Katie Redford, Rupert ..... Alexander Arnold, Gerald ..... James Cooney, Hermione ..... Emily Pithon, Diana/Pussum ..... Verity Henry, Julius ..... Rupert Hill, Producer - Gary Brown. With thanks to the Estate of Frieda Lawrence Ravagli.

5 Jul: The House That Vanished, 1: The Vanishing
By Jan Carson. Drama-doc; true story of what happened on a remote Irish island. When Neville Presho returned to Tory Island after many years overseas, he received the shock of his life – his house had vanished. All that remained wss a bathtub, lying upside down on the shore. Neville first came to island in the 1970s and made a documentary about the islanders' way of life, culture and language. Neville felt warmly welcomed. Now, no-one would tell him what had happened. The drama-doc includes interviews along with with some dramatised scenes. Presented by Siobhán McSweeney. Neville ... Tony Flynn, Fiona ... Fo Cullen, Mary Meehan ... Carol Moore, Patrick Doohan ... Sean T. O Meallaigh, Patsy Dan ... Mark Lambert, Father O’Neill ... Niall Cusack, Man 1 ... Lalor Roddy, Woman ... Megan Armitage, Man 2 ... Desmond Eastwood, Film Crew ... Michael Patrick. Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon. Executive Editor: Andy Martin. BBC Northern Ireland.

6 Jul: The House That Vanished, 2: The Real King of Tory
Continued from yesterday. Neville sets off on a journey around Ireland in search of clues, but the shock of discovering his house has vanished begins to affect his health. Feeling like he’s trapped in a nightmare, Neville recalls the peace and tranquility he first found on Tory – and a film he made years before seems to offer a hint about what may have happened to his house. Neville ... Tony Flynn, Fiona ... Fo Cullen, Patrick Doohan ... Sean T. O Meallaigh, Council worker ... Carol Moore, Guard ... Faolán Morgan, Sean ... Michael Patrick, Tourism Woman ... Megan Armitage, Engineer ... Desmond Eastwood Rest of production details - see 5 Jul.

7 Jul: The House That Vanished,3: Balor's Fort
Neville tracks down a contractor who offers him new information about events leading up to the disappearance of his house, but Neville’s obsessive search for answers comes at a heavy price. Neville decides to forgive those he believes have wronged him on a long dark night at Balor’s Fort on Tory Island. Neville ... Tony Flynn, Fiona ... Fo Cullen, Patrick Doohan ... Seán T. Ó Meallaigh, John McGinty ... Seamus O’Hara, Doctor ... Ian Beattie. Other production details- see 5 Jul.

8 Jul: The House That Vanished, 4: The Holy Clay
Neville can’t stay away from the island. A chance encounter on the ferry to Tory offers a new opportunity for justice and Neville finally finds a solicitor willing to listen to his story, but the strain of so many years spent searching for answers puts pressure on his marriage. Neville ... Tony Flynn, Fiona ... Fo Cullen, Anton ... Ian Beattie, Gillespie ... Patrick Fitzsymons, Clerk ... Desmond Eastwood, Justice Murphy ... Mark Lambert, O’Dualachain ... Faolan Morgan, O’Tuaithail ... Michael Patrick, John McGinty ... Seamus O’Hara. Other production details- see 5 Jul.

9 Jul: The House That Vanished, 5: The Hand of God
Neville finally has his day in court facing the man he believes is responsible for the disappearance of his house, but as he waits to hear the outcome of his case Neville finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Neville Presho … Tony Flynn, Patrick Doohan … Sean T. O Meallaigh, Justice Murphy … Mark Lambert, Prosecution barrister … Faolan Morgan, Defence barrister … Michael Patrick, Psychiatrist … Patrick Fitzsymons, Garda officer ... Niall Cusack, Reporter ... Megan Armitage, Hotel owner .... Lalor Roddy. Other production details- see 5 Jul.

10 Jul: Castle of the Hawk -Wallenstein
By Mike Walker. The story of the Habsburg Dynasty, continued. 1618. Wallenstein is a brilliant soldier and wants a career in the army of the Holy Roman Empire. He is a Protestant with too much to say. Katherina, a widow, takes him under her wing, and with her guidance he achieves fame and fortune. Katherina - Anamaria Marinca, Wallenstein - Richard Harrington, Ferdinand - Patrick Baladi, Tilly - Simon Armstrong, Gordon - John Dougal, Gustavus - David Menkin, Bishop - Marc Danbury, The Officer - Rhys Meredith. Directed by John Norton. BBC Wales.

11 Jul: Classic Serial - Women in Love
By David Lawrence. Dramatised by Ian Kershaw. Ursula and Gudrun are sisters. Gudrun is an artist who has a relationship with Gerald Crich, an industrialist affected by family tragedy. Lawrence contrasts this pair with the love between Ursula and Rupert Birkin, an intellectual with unfashionable opinions. A complication is that there is attraction between Gerald and Rupert. Gudrun ..... Katie Redford, Ursula ..... Cassie Bradley, Rupert ..... Alexander Arnold, Gerald ..... James Cooney, Diana ..... Verity Henry, Hermione ..... Emily Pithon, Loerke ..... Ashley Margolis, Producer...... Gary Brown. With thanks to the Estate of Frieda Lawrence Ravagli.

12 Jul: Queen of the Isle Of Wight
By Barney Norris. Lin and Cath never wanted to leave the island, but now Cath has gone. Lin has never spoken up before but now she has to find her voice and face her troubled past even if it means putting herself in danger. Lin ..... Caroline Catz, Anna ..... Claudie Blakley, Becky ..... Charlotte Beaumont, Matt ..... Finlay Robertson. Produced by Sally Avens.

13 Jul: Rita, Sue and Andrea Too
By Sean Grundy, rpt. Drama based on accounts of the life and career of Andrea Dunbar, the schoolgirl playwright from Bradford whose "Rita, Sue and Bob Too" was extremely popular in Britain in the 80s. Told through the eyes of friend and film director Jennie Howarth. It is based on accounts from the people who worked with Andrea and were involved in the creation of the stage-play. It focuses on Andrea's struggle to survive financially and how she fought to protect the authenticity of her works as they transferred from stage to film. Andrea ..... Natalie Gavin, Jennie ..... Claudia Jessie, Max and Alan ..... Duncan Wisbey, Oscar ..... James Quinn, Alma and Peggy ….. Anjella Macintosh, Other voices by Cara Jennings, Sophie Trott and members of the cast. Sound Design by Alisdair McGregor. Produced by Sally Harrison. Indie (Woolyback Productions).

14 Jul: Red Earth, Red Sky
By Janice Okoh, based on a true story, set in Nigeria. Rpt. 70 year old Paul had a dream in London where his sister, Evelyn, asked him to take her back to Agbor, their town of birth. The next morning he received a call saying his sister had died in Lagos. Paul, and his niece Carol go to Lagos and are travelling along the Benin Bypass when the car is ambushed by armed men. Background - with 190 million people who are mostly at poverty level, kidnappings began as a protest against the rich oil workers in Nigeria. On average there are seven kidnappings a day. A family relative of Janice Okoh’s was kidnapped in 2017. Two people were killed and no-one has been brought to justice. Paul - Nonzo Anozie, Carol/Evelyn -Joan Iyiola, Chinedu/Sunny - Peter Bankole, Deborah - Susan Aderin, Ovo- Seun Shote, Franklyn - Adam Courting, Produced by Pauline Harris.

15 Jul: I Don't Believe You
By Robert Forrest. On the 17 May 1966 Bob Dylan played at Manchester Free Trade Hall. Anger and loathing surrounded him on that 1966 tour. Many felt betrayed because he was leaving the folk tradition behind by turning electric. One heckler shouted “Judas”. The play focuses on events just outside the concert hall, as two young Dylan fans meet by chance. Catriona ..... Lucianne McEvoy, Davey ..... Martin Quinn. Producer: Bruce Young. BBC Scotland .

16 Jul: Roots
Created by Pete Jackson and Mario Stylianides; written by Ava Pickett. New comedy starring Vicky McClure and the Television Workshop. Craig is a successful businessman who decides to go back to the Workshop in Nottingham which transformed his life: to help similarly disadvantaged kids make something of their own lives. Two problems - they don't want his help and he doesn't have the right key to unlock their potential. Cast: Vicky McClure, Justin Brady, Spike Fearn, Harpal Hayer, Kelly Jaggers, Narisha Lawson, Joel Morris, Jorden Myrie, Ella O’Brien, Rochelle Simpson, and Ben Welch. Producer: Mario Stylianides. Director: Ian Smith. Indie (Golden Path).

17 Jul: Saturday Play- Castle of the Hawk: Redl
By Mike Walker, rpt. Vienna 1913. Colonel Alfred Redl is a double agent. A brilliant story manipulator and pioneer in modern surveillance techniques, Redl was almost the perfect spy. Mike Walker's series about the rise and fall of House Habsburg concludes. Colonel Redl - Jonathan Forbes, Marie - Remy Beasley, Steffan - Christopher Elson, Ronge - Alexander Devrient, General Musil - Richard Elfyn, Madame X - Elinor Coleman, Apis - Dino Kelly. Sound Design - Nigel Lewis, Director - John Norton. BBC Wales.

18 Jul: Classic Serial slot: Joseph Andrews Remixed, 1
By Shaun McKenna, based on Henry Fielding’s novel. A handsome, honourable and self-deprecating young footman in love with his childhood sweetheart Fanny and his misadventures on the road in the company of his friend, the eccentric parson, Abraham Adams. They are an unlikely Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. An eighteenth century comic romp satirising the manners, morals and fashions of the day. In this new version the narrative is influenced by the relationship between Henry Fielding and his wife Charlotte, who give the tale an up-to-date twist. Harry.....Max Bennett, Charlotte.....Lyndsey Marshal, Joseph.....Angus Imrie, Parson Adams.....Michael Bertenshaw, Lady Booby.....Jane Whittenshaw, Mistress Sideaway/Slipslop.....Helen Longworth, Fanny.....Lauren Cornelius, Pounce/George.....Simon Ludders, Pelham/Wilson/Driver.....Tony Turner, Lady Tittle/Harriet.....Jane Slavin, Lady Tattle/Amelia.....Elinor Coleman, William/Russell/Stranger.....Stewart Campbell, Marmaduke/Inn Keeper.....Joseph Ayre. Directed by Tracey Neale.

19 Jul: The Lemonade Lads
By Faebian Averies. Ted struggles to find contentment, until he meets Brian and together they discover the powers of lemonade. Comedy drama. Ted…. Matthew Aubrey, Brian…. Steffan Rhodri, Gemma…. Faebian Averies, Simon….. Connor Allen. Produced by James Robinson. BBC Wales.

20 Jul: The Half Widow. Part 1
By Avin Shah, rpt. Avin wrote some of the 'Tommies' episodes a while back. It's August 2019. The Indian government has revoked Kashmir's special status and the region is now under curfew and communications blackout. Zameera (Mita Rahman) is a half-widow, the Kashmiri term for a woman whose husband is one of 'the disappeared'. She just wants a normal life, but she and her son are soon pulled in different directions. Zameera....Mita Rahman, Yusuf.....Narinda Samra, Javed.....Gavi Singh Chera, Aaliyah.....Aysha Kala, Sergeant Patel.....Emilio Doorgasingh, Gashe.....Avin Shah, Journalist.....Ronny Jhutti. Produced by Emma Harding. Sound design by Alison Craig. Production co-ordination by Maggie Olgiati.

21 Jul: The Half Widow, 2
By Avin Shah, cont'd. The Indian government has revoked Kashmir's special status and the region is now under curfew and communications blackout. Zameera just wants a normal life, and for her son to go to medical school in Mumbai, but they are both caught up in events beyond their control. Rpt. Zameera....Mita Rahman, Yusuf.....Narinda Samra, Javed.....Gavi Singh Chera, Aaliyah.....Aysha Kala, Sergeant Patel.....Emilio Doorgasingh, Gashe.....Avin Shah, Gravedigger.....Ronny Jhutti. Produced by Emma Harding. Sound design by Alison Craig. Production co-ordination by Maggie Olgiati.

22 Jul: Fire in the Bookshop By Timothy Atack, rpt. The play is about an imaginary Britain; a dystopia where books are shunned and bullies have business arrangements with their schools. Documentary maker Jeremy J Wylie confronts his own childhood demons by embarking on an “up close and personal” investigation of how bullying has changed over 30 years. His first encounter is with 15 year old Kevin Hartcliffe who is employed by his own school, Straight Edge Academy, to keep fellow pupils in line. But things get more intriguing when Jeremy meets pupils Dulcie Arnold and Shawnessa Mengis. He starts to find out just how crooked things are in Straight Edge. Jeremy J Wylie.........Tom Meeten, Juliet ..............Pippa Haywood, Hartcliffe............Tom Edward-Kane, Dulcie..............Ayesha Antoine, Shawnessa........Evlyne Oyedokun, Producer: Alison Crawford.

23 Jul: Variations on a Theme by Neil Armstrong
By Michael Symmons Roberts. BBC blurb: "As we approach the anniversary of the moon landings, Michael Symmons Roberts takes a look at fake news through the lens of the conspiracy theories that this historical moment happened on a film set on earth...... a dark comedy, exploring what's real and what's fake in the way such news is communicated." Rpt. Belle - Lydia Wilson, Luna - Laurel Lefkow, Neil Armstrong - Andonis James Anthony, Laura - Verity Henry, Mario - Louis Labovitch, Billy - Graeme Hawley. Produced in Salford by Susan Roberts.

24 Jul: Saturday Play - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
By Alexander Solzhenitsyn; classic tale from 1962; the first book to give a true insight into life in a 1950s Soviet labour camp. It was mentioned in the presentation speech when Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Ivan Denisovich Shukhov has been sentenced to a camp in the Soviet gulag system. He was accused of becoming a spy after being captured briefly by the Germans as a prisoner of war during the Second World War. He is innocent, but is sentenced to ten years in a forced labor camp. This is what happens during one day of his sentence. Ivan ..... John Hollingworth, Buinovsky ..... Nigel Cooke, Tsezar ..... Joseph Kloska, Alyosha ..... Joshua Akehurst, Tiurin ..... Nick Murchie, Pavlo ..... Pat Marlowe, Kolya ..... Christopher Buckley, Volkovoi ..... David John, Fetiukov ..... Sam Donnelly, The Narrator ..... Olivia Darnley. Music by Joseph Bedell-Brill. Adapted for radio by Robin Brooks. Producer: Clive Brill Indie (Brill Productions). Rpt. from 2019.

25 Jul: Classic serial - Joseph Andrews Remixed, 2
By Shaun McKenna, based on Henry Fielding’s novel. Harry is in the middle of writing his new novel, a comic romp satirising the manners and morals of the day. In this new version, Harry's wife is helping him write it. Charlotte and her husband talk about the twists and turns in the story and introduce some new characters. Joseph's misadventures on the road continue! Conclusion. Harry.....Max Bennett, Charlotte.....Lyndsey Marshal, Joseph.....Angus Imrie, Fanny.....Lauren Cornelius, Parson Adams.....Michael Bertenshaw, Slipslop.....Helen Longworth, Constable 1/Pedlar.....Ben Crowe, Constable 2.....Stephen Critchlow, Lady Booby.....Jane Whittenshaw, Pounce/Justice Frolick/Gaffer.....Simon Ludders, Pamela.....Elinor Coleman, Booby.....Joseph Ayre, Wilson/Squire.....Tony Turner, Gammer.....Jane Slavin, Stranger.....Stewart Campbell. Technical Producer, Keith Graham, Production Co-ordinator, Jenny Mendez, Producer: Tracey Neale.

26 Jul: MON 14:15 Passenger List series 2 - Class Action
By John Dryden and Sarah Lotz. The mystery of Flight 702. Mystery thriller. Wreckage of Flight 702 has been found in the North Atlantic confirming the plane has crashed. Then Kaitlin, a student who has tried to discover the truth about what happened to the plane, gets a call from her twin brother Conor, she disappears. Rory, an aviation lawyer trying to recruit relatives to mount a class action against the airline, finds Kaitlin’s research and recordings and is drawn into a search for her. Kaitlin....Kelly Marie Tran, Rory....Ben Daniels, Mai....Elyse Dinh, Kein....George Q Nguyen, Jennifer....Marie France Arcilla, Eloise....Clare Corbett, Zara....Gianna Kiehl, Hassan....Raad Rawi, Petra....Laurel Lefkow, Relative....Lizeth Ramirez, Relative....Eric Meyers, Relative....Christopher Ragland. Other Voices: Jennifer Armour, Munirih Grace, David Menkin, Kerry Shale, Danielle Lewis, Karl Queensborough, Eric Sirakian, Chris Kelly, Maddy Kelly, Peter Oldring, Merk Nguyen. Series 2 written by: John Scott Dryden, Sarah Lotz, Lauren Shippen, Mark Henry Phillips, Janina Matthewson, Meghan Fitzmartin. Story editor - Mike Walker. Casting - Janet Foster and Emma Hearn. Producer - Emma Hearn, assisted by Lillian Holman. Editing - Adam Woodhams, Sound Design - Steve Bond, Music - Mark Henry Phillips. Executive Producers - Kelly Marie Tran & John Dryden. Executive Producer for Radiotopia - Julie Shapiro. Director John Dryden. Indie (Goldhawk production for BBC Radiotopia/PRX & R4).

27 Jul: Passenger List - The Black Pill
Production details as yesterday. In this episode: A psychiatric assessment, off the grid, the passenger swap. Written by Sarah Lotz and Lauren Shippen' Kaitlin....Kelly Marie Tran, Rory....Ben Daniels, Dr Morley....Jennifer Armour, Jim Dennison....Rob Benedict, Petra....Laurel Lefkow, Hassan....Raad Rawi, Mrs Dennison....Barbara Barnes, Mike....Eric Meyers, Scotty....Christopher Ragland . Indie (Goldhawk).

28 Jul: Passenger List - Trojan Horse
A missing plane, a cabin full of suspects. In this episode: the unlisted passenger, prisoner release, biological weapons. Written by Janina Matthewson and Mark Henry Phillips. Kaitlin....Kelly Marie Tran, Rory....Ben Daniels, Andrea....Jennifer Armour, Susan Klemant....Clare Corbett, Mike....Eric Meyers, Dean....Akie Kotabe, Professor Alcotte....Cyril Nri, Agent Murphy....Danielle Lewis. Indie (Goldhawk).

29 Jul: Passenger List - Athena Presses On
In this episode: cockpit recording, a whistle blower, computer game. Written by Meghan Fitzmartin & Janina Matthewson. Kaitlin....Kelly Marie Tran, Rory....Ben Daniels, Agent Murphy....Danielle Lewis, Marianne....Carlyss Peer, Mai....Elyse Dinh, Kein....George Q Nguyen, Conor....Akie Kotabe, Petra....Laurel Lefkow, Zara....Gianna Kiehl. Other Voices: Laurel Lefkow, Jennifer Armour, Raad Rawi, Christopher Ragland, Eric Meyers, Munirih Grace, David Menkin, Danielle Lewis, Karl Queensborough, Philip Desmeules, Clare Corbett, Kerry Shale, Gianna Kiehl, Akie Kotabe. Indie (Goldhawk).

30 Jul: Passenger List - Tundra
In this episode: Flying debris, two familiar agents, across snow and ice. Written by Lauren Shippen & John Scott Dryden. Kaitlin....Kelly Marie Tran, Rory....Ben Daniels, Jim....Rob Benedict, Thomas....Colin Morgan, Melina....Clare Corbett, Marianne....Carlyss Peer. Other Voices: Laurel Lefkow, Jennifer Armour, Raad Rawi, Christopher Ragland, Eric Meyers, Munirih Grace, David Menkin, Danielle Lewis, Karl Queensborough, Philip Desmeules, Kerry Shale. Indie (Goldhawk). Concludes with ep.6 tomorrow (Saturday)

31 Jul: Saturday Play slot - Passenger List, ep.6 - Duty Free
In this concluding episode: that fateful night, a perfume bottle, the truth about Flight 702. Written by John Scott Dryden. Kaitlin....Kelly Marie Tran, Rory....Ben Daniels, Jim....Rob Benedict, Marianne....Carlyss Peer, Hallin....Kerry Shale, Conor....Akie Kotabe, Thomas....Colin Morgan, Mai....Elyse Dinh. Other Voices: Laurel Lefkow, Christopher Ragland, Eric Meyers, David Menkin, Danielle Lewis, Karl Queensborough, Philip Desmeules. Indie (Goldhawk).

1 Aug: Classic Serial: The King Must Die, 1
A new dramatisation by Robin Brooks of Mary Renault's book of the same name. This is the story of Theseus, his adventures on mainland Greece in search of his true identity, and his journey to the heart of the Labyrinth of Knossos, where he must face the Minotaur. Theseus ..... Shane Zaza, Persephone ..... Rakie Ayola, Poseidon ..... Raad Rawi, Pittheus ..... Lawrence Werber, Aithra ..... Barbara Peirson, Diokles ..... Richard Bates, Kerkyon / Hippon ..... Gavi Singh Chera, Menas / Lukos ..... Charlie Archer, Photios / Iros ..... Sam Henderson, Amyntor / Lysis ..... Jack Heydon, Xanthos ..... Michael Gukas, Aigeus ..... Roderick Smith, Medea ..... Tessa Wojtczak, Phormion / Rizon ..... Joe McArdle, Helike / Maid ..... Sophie Walter, Melantho / Maid ..... Heidi Parsons, Chryse ..... Alexandra Ewing, Nephele ..... Harmony Rose-Bremner, Simo ..... Alexander Finch, Young Theseus ..... Bruno Finch. Produced by Fiona McAlpine. Music composed by Matthew Sheeran. Recorded on location in Suffolk. Sound Design by Wilfredo Acosta. Indie (Allegra Productions).

2 Aug: How to Build a Supertower, 1 - The Planning
When self-made tycoon Max Silver shakes up his property portfolio, he’s persuaded to build a new London skyscraper. He has City backing. But the sea of big industry is full of sharks. Rpt. from 2 Sep 2019 and the days following. Max Silver ..... Robert Glenister, Carol ….. Catherine Cusack, Teddy ….. Sean Baker, Zara ….. Katherine Press, Katalina ….. Daphne Alexander, Kolo ….. Buom Tihngang, Larry ….. Paul Hickey, John ….. Shaun Mason, Maryam ….. Susan Jameson. Producer..... Jonquil Panting.

3 Aug: How To Build A Supertower, 2
By Paul Sellar, contd. The proposed new building is still just a plan. Rpt.

4 Aug: How To Build A Supertower, 3
By Paul Sellar: Building begins, but then there's a problem with the money flow. Rpt. :

5 Aug:How To Build A Supertower, 4
By Paul Sellar: Cut-throat moneylending continues, and incidents are raked up from the past. The survival of Max's company is in doubt. Rpt.Max ..... Robert Glenister, Carol ….. Catherine Cusack, Teddy ….. Sean Baker, Zara ….. Katherine Press, Jack ….. Ben Crowe, Sunil ….. Bhasker Patel, Fadi ….. Alexander Devrient, Kolo ….. Buom Tihngang, Larry ….. Paul Hickey, DK ….. Sagar Radia, Karakas ….. Chris Pavlo. Producer..... Jonquil Panting.

6 Aug: Faded Glory
By Rebekah Harrison; recorded on location (Rhyl). Childhood sweethearts Dave and Sue meet after 22 years. A love story set against the backdrop of Rhyl: once a thriving seaside town but now needing a fresh new identity. Rpt. Sue.....Shobna Gulati, Dave.....Roger Evans, Gemma.....Annie-Rose Tate, Producer: Nadia Molinari. Thanks to the actors from Prestatyn Youth Theatre and Prestatyn Comunity Players for additional voices; thanks also to staff at Les & Rita's Fish Bar.

7 Aug: Saturday Play - The Book of Danielle
By Jeremy Front. Comedy drama; Danni hears nothing but bad news. She wishes she could rid the world and her family of some of the baddies. But when she unwittingly conjures up a golem to help her she finds it has a mind of its own. Narrator/Eli ..... Henry Goodman, Danni ..... Alexis Zegerman, Joel ..... Aaron Gelkoff, Naomi ..... Susannah Wise, Mummy ..... Sue Kelvin, Kirstie Clarke ..... Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Cody ..... Jospeh Ayre, Newsreader ..... Simon Ludders, Policeman ..... Shaun Mason. Produced by Sally Avens.

8 Aug: Classic Serial slot: The King Must Die, 2
By Mary Renault, cont, dram. Robin Brooks. The Theseus story continues. The violent career of a warrior king who is affected by forces beyond his control. Theseus ..... Shane Zaza, Poseidon ..... Raad Rawi, Ariadne ..... Annie Haworth, Minos ..... Richard Braine, Phormion ..... Joe McArdle, Corinthian ..... Harmony Rose-Bremner, Asterion / Priest ..... Theo Fraser Steele, Lukos / Alektryon ..... Charlie Archer, Laia / Lady ..... Tessa Wojtczak, Aktor / Lord / Perimos / Guard ..... Richard Bates, Melantho / Lady / Queen of Naxos ..... Heidi Parsons, Helike / Maenad ..... Sophie Walter, Hippon / Captain / Young King ..... Gavi Singh Chera, Chryse / Girl ..... Alexandra Ewing, Iros / Alexias ..... Sam Henderson, Music composed by Matthew Sheeran, Directed and Produced by Fiona McAlpine. Sound Design by Wilfredo Acosta. Indie (Allegra Productions). [BBC blurb says "Recorded on location in Suffolk." Presumably the Labyrinth was isomewhere near Southwold ...-Ed]

9 Aug: Keeping the Wolf Out, 1 - Red Pen
More from Philip Palmer; new series of the crime drama set in communist Hungary during the 1960s. With the death of their nemesis, Tibor Farkas, life has been a lot quieter for the Lazars. Then Bertalan gets a new boss and Franciska hears that a senior officer from Romanian security is about to arrive at the Ministry. Franciska Lazar ..... Clare Corbett, Bertalan Lazar ..... Leo Bill, József Szabados ..... Joseph Ayre, Hadik ..... Hasan Dixon, Károly Miklós ..... Shaun Mason, Márton Kozma ..... Simon Ludders, Réka Kozma ..... Jane Slavin, Archivist ..... Tony Turner. Produced by Toby Swift Sound design by Caleb Knightley.

10 Aug: Keeping the Wolf Out, 2 - The Great Tree Gang
By Philip Palmer.Thehe arrival of a senior spymaster from Romanian security services threatans Franciska's career. Meanwhile Bertalan is involved with an operation to destroy youth gangs in Budapest. Bertalan Lazar ..... Leo Bill, Franciska Lazar ..... Clare Corbett, József Szabados ..... Joseph Ayre, Hadik ..... Hasan Dixon, Orsolya ..... Ria Marshall, Ioveanu ..... Tony Turner, Police Officer ..... Simon Ludders, Produced by Toby Swift. Sound design by Caleb Knightley.

11 Aug: Keeping the Wolf Out, 3 - The Magical Magyars
By Philip Palmer; final episode. The 1966 World Cup is under way and Hungary face the Soviet Union. Will Franciska survive the battle for control of the Ministry? And can Bertalan outwit his new, young boss and his powerful friends? Bertalan Lazar ..... Leo Bill, Franciska Lazar ..... Clare Corbett, József Szabados ..... Joseph Ayre, Hadik ..... Hasan Dixon, Orsolya ..... Ria Marshall, Ioveanu ..... Tony Turner, Laska ..... Shaun Mason, Pathologist ..... Jane Slavin, Receptionist ..... David Sturzaker, Priest ..... Simon Ludders. Produced by Toby Swift Sound design by Caleb Knightley.

12 Aug: The Pivot
By Hugh Costello. It's four years into the future. Loraine, a junior minister concerned with business expansion is negotiating a trade deal with the ASEAN bloc of South-East Asia, whihch would be great for Britain, but there is fierce competition for the business from other countries. Then the country is hit by a new Covid variant. There's conflict about whether to close the borders. What has the country learned from the previous pandemic? Loraine Wilson - Monica Dolan, James Wilson - Owen Findlay, Melanie - Jane Slavin, Kim - Macy Nyman, The Newscaster - Paul Panting, Written by Hugh Costello Produced by Eoin O'Callaghan. Indie production (Big Fish).

13 Aug: The Summer Snows
By Christopher Nicholson. Dramatised by the author and Jonathan Smith. A writer has a compulsion to seek snow - the last remnants of winter. He sets off from Dorset for the Scottish mountains. Christopher: Robert Bathurst, Hugh: Christopher Harper, Helen: Helen Clapp, young Christopher: Oliver Zetterstrom, mother: Catherine Cusack, Richard: David Hounslow, Ranger: Kenny Blyth, Mrs. Cameron: Mary Maclean. Producer: Bruce Young. Rpt. from 8 Aug 2019.

14 Aug: Saturday Play - The Golden Bowl, 1
By Henry James; dram. Linda Marshall Griffiths. Prince Amerigo is ready to marry Maggie Verver but then Charlotte walks back into his life. Rpt. Henry James.....John Lynch, Prince Amerigo.....Luke Pasqualino, Maggie Verver....Daisy Head, Adam Verver.....Toby Jones, Fanny Assingham.....Charlotte Emmerson, Charlotte Stant.....Nathalie Emmanuel, Col. Assingham and shopkeeper.....Jonathan Keeble. Produced by Nadia Molinari.

15 Aug: Classic Serial slot - The Master Builder, 1
By Henrik Ibsen. Adapted by David Hare, based on a literal translation by Torkil Heggstad. The master builder Halvard Solness, is a self-made man, with no professional qualifications. He has achieved domination in the town, but is worried abouit displaced by the next generation. Hilde, a young woman, appears from his past. Solness.......David Schofield, Aline...........Siobhan Redmond, Hilde..........Laura Aikman, Brovik..........Paul Bradley, Dr Herdal........Jonathan Tafler, Kaja.........Shannon Hayes, Ragnar..........Joseph Ayre. Producer........ Gary Brown.

16 Aug: Angst! Actors
By Martin Jameson. 5x30m dramas this week. Today, the media are talking incessantly about environmental catastrophe, covid, conspiracy theories, populism, algorithms, racism and social exclusion. In this first story, a failing actor auditions for the part of a lifetime. Tony Bland ….. Hugh Dennis, Gina ….. Kathryn Drysdale, Cherry ….. Clare Corbett, Harri ….. Will Howard, Timor Greer….. Cyril Nri. Other voices played by the cast. Sound design ….. Steve Bond and Adam Woodhams. Production manager ….. Anna de Wolff Evans. Executive producer ….. Sara Davies. Series creator ….. Martin Jameson. Produced by Nicolas Jackson. Indie (Afonica).

17 Aug: Angst - The Teachings of Smart Town
By Marietta Kirkbride. 30m. The inhabitants of Britain’s most advanced “smart town” confront misbehaviour in the technology running their lives.Washing machines in every home spin at once, phones and stereos belt out the same song at the same time. Sian ….. Rose Wardlaw, Malcolm ….. David Carlyle, Interviewer ….. Will Howard, K ….. Sarah Keyworth, Willow ….. Jane Slavin, Timor Greer ……Cyril Nri. Other voices played by the cast. Production team - as yesterday. Indie (Afonica).

18 Aug: Angst - Plastic
By Martin Jameson. 30m. Microplastics can be found everywhere. Then a plastic-eating self-replicating enzyme is created. Treve ….. Reece Shearsmith, Judith ….. Rosie Cavaliero, Adam ….. Will Howard, Eve ….. Skye Lourie, Dale …. Joshua Akehurst, Fargeas ….. Ben Crowe, Timor Greer ….. Cyril Nri . Indie (Afonica).

19 Aug: Angst - Poster Girl
By Alex Straker. 30m. A third-generation Londoner of Caribbean heritage is forced to take part in a virtual reality game in order to win British citizenship. Boudica ….. Jade Anouka, Abe55 ….. Asmara Gabrielle, Shakespeare ….. Jonathan Forbes, Pearl ….. Michelle Greenidge, Salina ….. Sudha Bhuchar, Jeremy …. Joshua Akehurst, Timor Greer ….. Cyril Nri. Sound design ….. Adam Woodhams and Steve Bond. Production manager ….. Anna de Wolff Evans, Executive producer ….. Sara Davies, Series creator ….. Martin Jameson. Produced by Nicolas Jackson. Indie (Afonica)

20 Aug: Angst - Gaia
By Martin Jameson. What if the planet is, in reality, a single sentient organism, intent on ridding itself of the poisonous human parasites living on its surface? Gaia ….. Kerry Shale, Nemat ….. Yusra Warsama, Timor Greer ….. Cyril Nri. Other voices played by the cast. Production team - as yesterday. Indie (Afonica). 30m. [There are environmental activists who regard humans as an undesirable presence in the world. This is a poisonous way of thinking about the human race. How about not thinking in this way? - Ed. ]

21 Aug: Saturday Play - The Golden Bowl, 2
By Henry James, dram. L.M.Griffiths. Charlotte's marriage to Adam Verver allows her to stay close to Amerigo. Rpt. Henry James.....John Lynch, Charlotte Stant.....Nathalie Emmanuel, Prince Amerigo.....Luke Pasqualino, Fanny Assingham.....Charlotte Emmerson, Maggie vervier.....Daisy Head, Adam Vervier.....Toby Jones, Colonel Assingham and the butler.....Jonathan Keeble, Producer: Nadia Molinari.

22 Aug: Classic Serial - The Master Builder, 2
By Henrik Ibsen, ad. David Hare. Based on a translation by Torkil Heggstad. Halvard Solness is infatuated with the new arrival at his house - the mysterious Hilde Wangel. He feels she is a breath of fresh air in his arid emotional life. He has told her everything about the guilt and pain in his marriage. And Hilde flatters and rebuilds his ego. Solness..........David Schofield, Aline...........Siobhan Redmond, Hilde...........Laura Aikman, Kaja.............Shannon Hayes, Dr Herdal..........Jonathan Tafler, Ragnar........Joseph Ayre, Producer Gary Brown.

23 Aug: Leni Goes to Hollywood
By Colin Shindler. New play about German filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl. Leni’s star is riding high in Europe following the success of her film, Olympia, and she turns her attention to conquering Hollywood. This play is a psychological portrait blending fact and fiction, not a drama-doc. Leni Riefenstahl ….. Elinor Coleman, Marlene Dietrich ….. Gwendoline Christie, Ernst Jaeger ….. Shaun Mason, Goebbels/Walt Disney ….. Simon Ludders, Walter Winchell/Georg Gyssling ….. Sam Dale, Hedda Hopper ….. Nancy Crane, Olympic Commentary ….. Joseph Ayre. Directed by Gemma Jenkins. Leni Riefenstahl also appeared as a character in "Conflict of Doves" by David Buck, from 1986 - a play about the Berlin Olympics.

24 Aug: Brief Lives, Series 11
By Tom Fry & Sharon Kelly. Rpt. from 18 Sep 2019. Frank Twist and Sarah Gold as the Manchester paralegals. Frank and Sarah are estranged and Sarah enlists her friend Juliet to help run the agency. But when a local gangster's son is arrested can Juliet cope? Frank..............David Schofield, Sarah.............Kathryn Hunt, Juliet............Maria Major, Dean...........Hamish Rush, Keith...........Stephen Marzella, Lois.............Verity Henry, Helen........Krissi Bohn, Producer - Gary Brown.

25 Aug: The Unwelcome
By Hannah Khalil. Rpt. from 1 Aug 2019. A few days after Stella's 18th birthday, and a month before she's due to sit her A-levels, there's a knock on the door and her life changes forever. Inspired by interviews with former inmates of UK detention centres. Stella ..... Nahel Tzegai, Mavis ..... Clare Perkins, Simone & Carla ..... Debbie Korley, Seeta ..... Arinder Sadhra, Alia ..... Houda Echouafni, Grace ..... Liz Sutherland-Lim, Petra ..... Ell Potter, Janice ..... Katherine Press, Helen ..... Susan Jameson, Interpreter ..... Chris Pavlo, Solicitors ..... Paul Hickey & Catherine Cusack, Guards ..... Shaun Mason & David Hounslow. Producer ..... Mary Peate.

26 Aug: Found
By Katherine Chandler. Rpt. from 20 Aug 2019. A woman's husband comes home from the shops. Instead of a bottle of wine he is carrying a tiny baby. What should they do? RT says: "....forcing them to make a difficult decision in a drama about the power of parental instincts, social responsibility, sex, class, greed and good intentions. Annie: Nia Roberts, Mike: Oliver Ryan, Sam: Rebecca Hayes, Leah: Gabrielle Creevy. Producer: Helen Perry. BBC Wales, in association with BBC Writersroom, Wales.

27 Aug: Nuremberg, 1 -Welcome to the Ashcan
By Jonathan Myerson. 30m. It’s May 1945 and Germany has just surrendered. The country is in chaos – five million former soldiers, foreign nationals and those liberated from the concentration camps, all trying to get home. And hiding somewhere are the Nazi leaders. Seen through the eyes of a US Army Sergeant at the empty hotel in Luxembourg where the prisoners are taken, they track down and arrest von Ribbentrop (Hitler’s Foreign Minister), Kaltenbrunner (Himmler’s Deputy), Frank (Governor of Occupied Poland) and others. The Prison Commandant has to stop the prisoners committing suicide. Then they’re transferred to Nuremberg. Sergeant Monelli - Elliot Cowan, Colonel Burton Andrus - Joseph Alessi, Herman Goering - Nigel Lindsay, Sergeant - Clive Wood, Gisela von Westarp - Rosie Sheehy, General Patch - Hari Dhillon, Joachim von Ribbentrop -Jasper Britton Ernst Kaltenbrunner - Jonathan Cullen, Admiral Doenitz - Nicholas Woodeson, Winston Churchill - Andrew Woodall, Rudolf Hess - Joseph Mydell, Intelligence Officer - Mark Edel-Hunt, G.I.: Ilan Goodman. Evening Post Reporter - Nathan Wiley; all other roles played by the company Sound Designer - Adam Woodhams, Studio Manager - Mark Smith, Original Score - Metaphor Music, Director - Jonathan Myerson, Producer - Nicholas Newton. Indie (Promenade Productions).

28 Aug: Saturday Play slot - The Golden Bowl, 3
By Henry James, dram. L.M.Griffiths, rpt. from the Classic Serial slot. As Amerigo and Charlotte's betrayal is exposed, everything changes for Maggie. Henry James:.....John Lynch, Maggie Verver.....Daisy Head, Fanny Assingham.....Charlotte Emmerson, Prince Amerigo.....Luke Pasqualino, Charlotte Stant.....Nathalie Emmanuel, Adam Verver...Toby Jones, Col. Assingham / shopkeeper.....Jonathan Keeble, Producer: Nadia Molinari.

29 Aug: Classic Serial - Dangerous Liaisons, 1
By Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, ad. Sian Ejiwunmi-LeBerre. First R4 radio dramatisation of this story. Ingenue Cecile de Volanges and lonely wife Lady Tourvel become the prey of two ex-lovers. Madame de Merteuil ….. Tanya Moodie, Count Valmont ….. Ray Fearon, Cecile de Volanges ….. Nicola Coughlan, Lady Tourvel ….. Melody Grove, Danceny ….. Sid Sagar, Lady Volanges ….. Juliet Cowan, The Editor ….. Sian Ejiwunmi-LeBerre, Ensemble ….. Alexander Devrient, David Hounslow, Ryan Whittle. Harpist ..... Ruth Faber. Singers ..... Rowan Atkins, Freddie Falzon. Sound Design: Jon Nicholls, Jonquil Panting, Olga Reed. Produced by Jonquil Panting' Indie (Jonx).

30 Aug: United Kingdoms, 1: Fearing
A five-part series from new writers about life across the United Kingdoms in short, sharp drama, comedy, news reports, song and poetic monologue. Each episode consists of five short dramas. 50 writers and 100 actors have been brought together to make this series.

MUSSELBURGH - An exhausted woman retires to bed for three days and reflects on her failings, only to realise they are a key to hope not fear. Written by Hannah Lavery, Performed by Nalini Chetty, Produced by Kirsty Williams.

ERYRI, SNOWDONIA - A narrative song exploring how a child overcomes her fear about fitting into a Welsh-speaking community. By Lisa Jen Brown; performed by her and with Martin Hoyland, Sound Design by Nigel Lewis, Produced by Martin Hoyland and James Robinson.

RANDALSTOWN, COUNTY ANTRIM - A conversational poetic monologue that discusses how fear uses semantics as camouflage and a place to hide in, as though fear is a spirit that inhabits words and is loosed into our neural pathways as a result. Written and performed by Clare Dwyer Hogg, Sound Design: Lucinda Mason Brown, produced by Celia de Wolff.

UNTHANK - A surreal comedy about your life shrinking, literally. Ivy is learning to live with her wheelchair, but fear of change has a dramatic effect on her Cumbrian farmhouse. By Karen Featherstone, Performed by Cherylee Houston (Ivy), Kerry Wilson Parry (Reporter) and Lekhani Chirwa (Rose); Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore. Co-Produced by Polly Thomas and Dermot Daley. Original Music composed by Niroshini Thanbar.

TANKERTON - When house-mates leave and your zero hours contract ends, where else is there to turn in lockdown, if not home? But home is no place for the in-between, the non-conforming, so they pitch their tent on the edge of the sea and allow the waves, the sky and land to be home. By Shelley Silas. Performed by Tigger Blaze. Sound Design by Lucinda Mason Brown. Produced by Celia de Wolff. Sound Designers: Lucinda Mason Brown and David Chilton, Essential Music Ltd. Iindie; curated by Celia de Wolff for Pier Productions and BBC Northern Ireland.

31 Aug: Brief Lives Frank...... David Schofield, Sarah........ Kathryn Hunt, Neil .............Paul Barnhill, Roy.......... Chris Jack, PC Egan..... Helen O’Hara, Chris.......... Ike Bennett, DC Bryant...... Lloyd Peters, Doctor...........Hamilton Berstock. Producer Gary Brown.


Repeat count to this point: 70

1 Sep: Tinsel Girl and the Pain Clinic
By Lou Ramsden, rpt. Comedy drama about the life, friendships and adventures of wheelchair user Maz. Starring and inspired by Cherylee Houston. Maz is at a pain clinic. She reluctantly checks herself in... Maz.....Cherylee Houston, Rachel / student.....Kathryn Pemberton, Juliet / Mrs. Coates....Krissi Bohn, Dawn.....Julie Hesmondhalgh, Richard.....Kevin Davids, Bernie, Ed, DS Warren and the Specialist:.....Toby Hadoke, Produced by Nadia Molinari. The drama is dedicated to Ian from the Bath Pain Clinic.

2 Sep: Song and Dance
By Barney Norris, rpt. Anne and Pete have gone bird watching with their friend Martin when he dies suddenly of a heart attack. They have to make the long journey back home and visit his widow. Anne ..... Susan Brown, Pete ..... Robin Soans, Eleanor ..... Tessa Peake-Jones. Produced by Sally Avens.

3 Sep: Nuremberg, 2
By Jonathan Myerson. 30m. Episode title: Because They Started It. It's June 1945 and, with the Nazis under arrest, the Allies must now decide what to do with them. Washington wants a trial. Winston Churchill is happy with a summary court martial. But if you put them on trial, what is the charge? Seen through the eyes of Diana, a Whitehall secretary, the tortured negotiations unfold, edging towards the creation of a totally new sort of trial. Churchill wants the top 50 put against a wall and shot; Stalin wants them to have a show trial and then be shot. But following the sudden death of Roosevelt, the new US President Truman insists on formal justice. The Hon. Diana Ravenscourt - Kate Phillips, Robert H Jackson - Joseph Mydell, Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe - Forbes Masson, Samuel Rosenman - Clive Wood, Murray Bernays - Joseph Alessi, Iona Nikitchenko - Henry Goodman, General Clay - Nathan Wiley, Henri Gros - Jonathan Cullen, Joseph Stalin - Jasper Britton, Winston Churchill - Andrew Woodall, Sound Designer - Adam Woodhams, Studio Manager - Mark Smith, Original Score - Metaphor Music, Director - Jonathan Myerson, Producer - Nicholas Newton. Indie (Promenade) for R4 & BBC Sounds web page.

4 Sep: The Pallisers, 2
By Trollope, dramatised by Mike Harris. Bold and pacy adaptation of the famous novels about life and politics in Victorian England. Plantagenet and Cora Palliser have gone abroad in an effort to repair their marriage. Lady Violet has gone with them, leaving behind a very angry husband. Cora ..... Jessica Raine, Plantagenet ..... Tim McMullan, Mary Flood ..... Sinead MacInnes, Phineas ..... Edward MacLiam, Violet ..... Scarlett Courtney, Marie Goesler ..... Melody Grove, Burgo ..... Blake Ritson, Kennedy/Duke ..... Neil McCaul, Finn's mother ..... Heather Craney, Servant ..... Ikky Elyas, Producer..... Gary Brown.

5 Sep: Classic Serial slot - Rage - Part 2: Punishment and Crime
The third in the Zygmunt Miloszewski novel series about Prosecutor Teodor Szacki - an engaging protagonist with a dedication to uncovering the truth. When fresh bones stripped of all flesh are discovered on a historic site, Szacki is forced to confront the issue of domestic violence within Poland's traditionalist culture. The story deals with a major issue in modern Poland – domestic violence. It shows the consequences of the rise to power of the authoritarian anti-EU 'Law and Justice' Party at a time when Donald Tusk was still the country’s Prime Minister. The adaptation is by Mark Lawson, from a translation by Antonia Lloyd Jones. Teodor Szacki – Bryan Dick, Olga Kuzniecow – Alexandra Mathie, Klara Dybus/Danuta Kiwit - Rachel Austin, Sister Kristina/Maria K - Claire Benedict, Wojciech Zimmerman/Leon Rudzki/Witold Kiwit – Jonathan Keeble, Hela Szacki – Caitlin Ward, Joanna Parulska/Newsreader – Mina Anwar, Teresa Najman/Jadwiga Korfel – Olwen May, Polish backgrounds – Zofia Morus, Polish language advisor – Antonia Lloyd Jones, Producer / Director…………….Polly Thomas, Sound Design /Producer……………….. Eloise Whitmore, Executive Producer……………John Dryden. Indie (Naked Productions)

6 Sep: United Kingdoms - Survival
Five short works:

NEW BRIGHTON
On New Brighton Promenade, the New Years Eve ‘sky radio’ sings with a voice from long ago. Liz, with her trusty solid state tape recorder, realise that this voice and the feelings it elicits don’t need to hold her back. Written by Jeff Young, performed by Liz Carr and Matthew Lewney, sound design by Eloise Whitmore, produced by Dermot Daly.

CARRICK-A-REDE
Bridges – a perfect metaphor for mental health or a perfectionist’s worst nightmare? An anxious overachiever struggles to stop surviving and start living. Written by Claire Sullivan, performed by Claire Sullivan, sound design by Lucinda Mason Brown, produced by Celia de Wolff.

NEWPORT
Emily is running late for her holiday with Bae, but dodgy trains aren't the only obstacle to their flying away together. What happens when your favourite AI just doesn't want to be dumped? Written by Darragh Mortell, performed by Emily Burnett, Scarlett Courtney, and Tom Forrister. Sound Design by Nigel Lewis. Produced by John Norton

SKYE
When the daughter decides to bury her mother in the lawn of their family estate, a story of reparations and land rights unfolds. Written by Iain Finlay MacLeod, performed by Fiona MacNeil and Iain Macrae, sound design by Joanne Willott, produced by Kirsty Williams.

CAMBORNE
In a world of tourists hurrying to return to normal and grab what staycations they can, what of Nan and her attempts to survive the pandemic? How long will spinach grown in the bath and a sherry with the neighbours enjoyed from the safety of the poly-tunnel sustain her? Written by Rebecca Morden, performed by Susan Penhaligon and Rebecca Morden, sound design by Lucinda Mason Brown, produced by Celia de Wolff. Original Music composed by Niroshini Thambar.

'Survival' was curated by John Norton for BBC Wales, BBC Scotland, BBC Northern Ireland, Pier Productions and Naked Productions (Indies).

7 Sep: Brief Lives, 3
Series 11, rpt. Frank and Sarah encounter a tragedy whilst on holiday in the Yorkshire Dales. Frank: David Schofield, Sarah: Kathryn Hunt, Ann/Kath/Maggie: Emma Gregory, DS Nicholls: Jason Done, Janice: Kate Coogan, Karl: Martin Werner. Producer: Gary Brown.

8 Sep: North Run
By Tom Wells, rpt. from 6 Sep 19. RT describes this as "a play about the healing power of running". Will: Andrew Finnigan, Em: Amy Cameron, Sean: Joseph Ayre, Janet: Susan Jameson, Becky: Helen Clapp, The Night: Michael Bertenshaw. Producer: Jessica Dromgoole.

9 Sep: Off Grid
By Ben Lewis, rpt. A woman joins a green community in the middle of nowhere; no internet, no phones, no mains power. When she arrives, she finds that the man who's supposed to be running everything has disappeared. There are three other people there still there; fuel and food supplies are diminishing but they are determined to deal with it. Kirsten, the woman: Shauna Macdonald, Moira: Anita Vettesse, Ava: Tori Burgess, Oak: Benny Young. Producer: Kirsty Williams.

10 Sep: Nuremburg, 3
By Jonathan Myerson. 30m. Episode title: Will There Be Rabbit Tonight? Evidence is being collated in Nuremburg. There's more than enough paperwork, but should they hear from witnesses as well? Eventually they decide to do so. They hear about Auschwitz-Birkenau, and the the witneseses talk about gas chambers and the camp designed only to exterminate. Roger Barrett: Luke Norris, Robert Storey: Hari Dhillon, John Amen: Joseph Alessi, Charles Bendel: Henry Goodman, Robert H. Jackson: Joseph Mydell, Alfred Zaun: Nigel Lindsay, Col. Leo Genn: Nicholas Woodeson, Major Williams: Nathan Wiley, Captain Smallwood: Mark Edel-Hunt, Bruno Tesch: Jonathan Cullen, Emil Sehm: Jasper Britton, secretary: Rosie Sheehy, ACC Officer: Andrew Woodall, Quartermaster sergeant: Clive Wood. Producer: Nicholas Newton; director: Jonathan Myerson.

11 Sep: Saturday Play slot - The Pallisers, 1
Rpt. Based on The Palliser novels by Anthony Trollope. Dramatised by Mike Harris. Vivacious 19-year-old Lady Glencora Palliser is married to the older, conscientious politician Plantagenet Palliser. Life should be good, but she is in love with someone else - the wastrel Burgo Fitzgerald. Glencora (Cora) .... Jessica Raine, Plantagenet ..... Tim McMullan, Phineas Finn ..... Edward MacLiam, Burgo ..... Blake Ritson, Violet ..... Scarlett Courtney, Marie Goesler ..... Melody Grove, Kennedy/Slide ..... Neil McCaul, Bonce/Grimes ..... Greg Jones, Commons Speaker ..... Hamilton Berstock. Producer: Gary Brown.

12 Sep: Classic Serial slot - Rage, 1: Daughters and Lovers
By Zygmunt Miloszewski; from the third novel in the series about Prosecutor Teodor Szacki, dram. Mark Lawson from the Antonia Lloyd Jones translation. When fresh bones stripped of all flesh are discovered on a historic site, Szacki has to confront the issue of domestic violence within Poland's traditionalist culture. The action builds to a nightmarish crisis that tests his resolve - and feeds his rage. Domestic violence is a major issue in Poland. The novel was published in 2016. It shows the consequences of the rise to political power of the authoritarian and anti-EU Law and Justice Party at a time when Donald Tusk was still the country’s Prime Minister. Teodor Szacki – Bryan Dick, Olga Kuzniecow – Alexandra Mathie, Klara Dybus - Rachel Austin, Sister Kristina/Maria K - Claire Benedict, Leon Rudzki – Jonathan Keeble, Hela Szacki – Caitlin Ward, Joanna Parulska/Newsreader – Mina Anwar, Agnieszka Sendrowska/Teresa Najman – Olwen May, Schoolgirl 1 – Isabel Thompson, Schoolgirl 2 – Georgia Devain, Schoolgirl 3 – Tamsin Wickremeratne, School girl 4 – Ryley Nixon, Viktoria Sendrowska – Beatrice Webb, Polish backgrounds – Zofia Morus, Polish language advisor – Antonia Lloyd Jones, Producer….Polly Thomas Sound Design .. Eloise Whitmore Executive Producer……John Dryden Indie (Naked productions)

13 Sep: United Kingdoms - 3: Hoping
CORYTON - That moment when you just want to speak to someone.

KEIGHLEY - Jyoti, a successful West Yorkshire businesswoman, resists when Tara, her daughter, pushes for a more environmentally friendly business. South Asian tappay, call and response rhyming couplets accompanied by the Dholki drum, help them to resolve their differences.

LISBURN - Fat Frida is in an Abba tribute band and being Frida is her passion in life - nothing feels like being Frida. It feels like being her best self.

BARGEDDIE - A disabled parent’s imaginary conversation with his toddler twins in which they think about their abilities and his.

COLCHESTER - Victim and Perpetrator, two sides of a stabbing, based on a true story.

Coryton written by Leila Navabi
Performed by Saran Morgan and Esyllt Sears

Keighley written by Anjum Malik
Performed by Balvinder Sopal and Sameena Hussain
The Dholki performed by Sunny Tabladon Singh

Lisburn written by Shirley-Anne Mcmillan
Performed by Bronagh Taggart

Bargeddie written by Robert Softley Gayle
Performed by Colin Young and Reuben Joseph

Colchester written and performed by Dan Whitlam

Original music composed by Niroshini Thambar

Curated by Polly Thomas and Dermot Daly for Naked Productions, BBC Scotland, BBC Northern Ireland, Pier Productions, and BBC Wales.

14 Sep: Brief Lives, 4
By Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, rpt. of series 1.Frank and Sarah's friend enlist the agency's help on a case in Morecambe. Frank - David Schofield, Sarah - Kathryn Hunt, Isabel -Danielle Henry, Reece - David Judge, DC Evans - David Corden, Jasmine - Sade Malone, Caitlin - Anna Jobarteh, Producer - Gary Brown.

15 Sep: Life Lines, 1
By Al Smith. Series 5, and in a new format. The previous 6 x 15-minute episodes are replaced by 2 x 45min. Drama set in an ambulance "999" control room. Carrie faces a series of heart-stopping emergencies at work. People trapped in a refrigerated truck, and a man who does not want to drive his wife to Casualty. Carrie ..... Sarah Ridgeway, Will ..... Rick Warden, Ian ..... Michael Jibson, Abbas ..... Sharif Dorani, Joyce ..... Helen Norton, Angelica ..... Saffron Coomber, Devin ..... Justice Ritchie, Tom ..... Sam Dale, Jo ..... Grace Cooper Milton, Paul ..... Luke Nunn, Andy ..... Shaun Mason, Chris ..... Joseph Ayre, Gwen ..... Christine Kavanagh. Producer ..... Sally Avens.

16 Sep: Life Lines, 2
New series, continued from yesterday. Carrie ..... Sarah Ridgeway, Will ..... Rick Warden, Ian ..... Michael Jibson, Mark ..... Tim McMullan, Craig ..... Justice Ritchie, Train Driver ..... Christine Kavanagh, Justin ..... Joseph Ayre, Paramedic ..... Shaun Mason, Director ..... Sally Avens.

17 Sep: Nuremberg, 4
By Jonathan Myerson. 30m. Episode title: The 24 Names. September 1945. Everyone is gathering in Nuremberg for the trial. But the courtroom isn’t ready, the judges are still in Berlin and none of the Nazis have lawyers.Seen through the eyes of Airey Neave, fluent German-speaker and first man to escape from Colditz, who has to serve the indictments. But the names of those to be indicted keep changing – and there are some surprises. Meanwhile, with less than a month until the trial is due to start, the Russians seem to be employing delaying tactics – is it because they might also be accused of war crimes? In fact, the Kremlin is having trouble providing translations of its documents – Stalin had executed most people in Russia who could speak a foreign language. Major Airey Neave - Freddie Fox, Peggy - Rosie Sheehy, Robert H Jackson - Jospeh Mydell, Sir Geoffrey Lawrence - Nicholas Woodeson, Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe - Forbes Masson, Judge Biddle - Clive Wood, Iona Nikitchenko and other roles - Henry Goodman, Joachim von Ribbentrop and other roles - Jasper Britton, Sir Norman Birkett - Andrew Woodall, Colonel Burton Andrus and other roles - Joseph Alessi, Hermann Goering and other roles - Nigel Lindsay, Dan Kiley and other roles - Ilan Goodman, Colonel Gill and other roles - Nathan Wiley, Henri Donnedieu de Vabres and other roles: Jonathan Cullen. Sound Designer - Adam Woodhams, Studio Manager - Mark Smith, Casting Director - Ginny Schiller, Original Score - Metaphot Music, Director - Jonathan Myerson, Producer - Nicholas Newton. Indie (Promenade Productions)

18 Sep: Saturday Play slot - The Pallisers, 2
Trollope, ad. Mike Harris. Plantagenet and Cora Palliser have gone abroad in an effort to repair their marriage. Lady Violet has gone with them, leaving behind a very angry husband. Cora ..... Jessica Raine, Plantagenet ..... Tim McMullan, Mary Flood ..... Sinead MacInnes, Phineas ..... Edward MacLiam, Violet ..... Scarlett Courtney, Marie Goesler ..... Melody Grove, Burgo ..... Blake Ritson, Kennedy/Duke ..... Neil McCaul, Finn's mother ..... Heather Craney, Servant ..... Ikky Elyas, Producer/Director Gary Brown.

19 Sep: Classic Serial slot - Rage, 2
By Zygmunt Miloszewski, dram. Mark Lawson from the Antonia Lloyd Jones translation. As the grisly skeleton investigation becomes increasingly linked to domestic violence, the personal pressure on Szacki hits the roof when his daughter Hela becomes directly involved in the case. A race against time ensues. Teodor Szacki – Bryan Dick, Olga Kuzniecow – Alexandra Mathie, Klara Dybus/Danuta Kiwit - Rachel Austin, Sister Kristina/Maria K - Claire Benedict, Wojciech Zimmerman/Leon Rudzki/Witold Kiwit – Jonathan Keeble, Hela Szacki – Caitlin Ward, Joanna Parulska/Newsreader – Mina Anwar, Teresa Najman/Jadwiga Korfel – Olwen May, Polish backgrounds – Zofia Morus, Polish language advisor – Antonia Lloyd Jones, Producer…….Polly Thomas Sound Design /Producer…….. Eloise Whitmore, Executive Producer………John Dryden. Iindie (Naked productions).

20 Sep: United Kingdoms - Survival

NEW BRIGHTON
On New Brighton Promenade, the New Years Eve ‘sky radio’ sings with a voice from long ago. Liz, with her trusty solid state tape recorder, realise that this voice and the feelings it elicits don’t need to hold her back.

Written by Jeff Young
Performed by Liz Carr and Matthew Lewney
Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore
Produced by Dermot Daly

CARRICK-A-REDE
Bridges – a perfect metaphor for mental health or a perfectionist’s worst nightmare? An anxious overachiever struggles to stop surviving and start living.

Written by Claire Sullivan
Performed by Claire Sullivan
Sound Design by Lucinda Mason Brown
Produced by Celia de Wolff

NEWPORT
Emily is running late for her holiday with Bae, but dodgy trains aren't the only obstacle to their flying away together. What happens when your favourite AI just doesn't want to be dumped?
Written by Darragh Mortell
Performed by Emily Burnett, Scarlett Courtney, and Tom Forrister
Sound Design by Nigel Lewis
Produced by John Norton

SKYE
When the daughter decides to bury her mother in the lawn of their family estate, a story of reparations and land rights unfolds.

Written by Iain Finlay MacLeod
Performed by Fiona MacNeil and Iain Macrae
Sound Design by Joanne Willott
Produced by Kirsty Williams

CAMBORNE
In a world of tourists hurrying to return to normal and grab what staycations they can, what of Nan and her attempts to survive the pandemic? How long will spinach grown in the bath and a sherry with the neighbours enjoyed from the safety of the poly-tunnel sustain her? A tale of everyday hope, fear and daytime telly from Cornwall’s often over-looked heartland.

Written by Rebecca Morden
Performed by Susan Penhaligon and Rebecca Morden
Sound Design by Lucinda Mason Brown
Produced by Celia de Wolff

Programme illustration by Eleanor Hibbert
Original Music composed by Niroshini Thambar

Survival was curated by John Norton for BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Scotland, BBC Northern Ireland, Pier Productions and Naked Productions for BBC Radio 4

21 Sep: Brief Lives, 5
By Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, rpt. Frank is called as a witness for the prosecution and is not best pleased.

Frank.... David Schofield, Sarah.... Kathryn Hunt, Maya.... Rosie Fleeshman, Worthington..... Adonis Anthony, Shelley...... Jonathan Keeble, DS Rickards....... Natalie Grady, Producer - Gary Brown.

22 Sep: Song of the Reed - Whirlpool
By Steve Waters. We return to Fleggwick where the search is on to find the miniscule Whirlpool Ramshorn Snail – a tiny creature whose presence would bolster the case for the reserve as a habitat for rare species. Fleggwick, like the ecosystem it protects, is under threat. The site was not financially sustainable when its founder passed away, so his daughter Liv needs to find a way for it to survive. The episode was recorded on location at RSPB’s Strumpshaw Fen. The story is based on the conservation projects taking place in the face of rapid environmental change in the wetlands of Norfolk, and elsewhere. The episode features Tom Fewins of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, playing himself. Liv...............Sophie Okonedo, Ian...............Mark Rylance, Tam.............Ella Dorman Gajic, Kay..............Molly Naylor, Sadegh......Zaydun Khalaf, Theo............Tom Goodman-Hill, Nikki.............Karen Hill, Tom...............Tom Fewins, Voice of the Reed...........Christine Kavanagh. Other parts played by staff and volunteers at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen. Music by Michael Somerset Ward with Rebecca Hearne. Sound design by Alisdair McGregor. Produced and Directed by Boz Temple-Morris. Indie. (Holy Mountain)

23 Sep: Bob Notes
By Philip Meeks, rpt. from 9 Jul 2019. A gentle comedy drama. Daniel, a gay man in a retirement home, has had to conceal his sexuality to fit in. Then an ex-policeman joins the community and realises he has met this man years ago. Daniel: Matthew Kelly, Kevin: Russell Dixon, Audrey: Sarah Parks, Olive: Susan Twist, Brenda: Judith Barker, Simon: Lloyd Peters. Producer: Gary Brown.

24 Sep: Nuremburg, 5
By Jonathan Myerson. 30m. Episode title: By Their Fruits, We Know Them.
20th November 1945 and the defendants take their place in the dock: 22 of the most senior Nazis, representing each component of Hitler’s machine. But without simultaneous translation the trial will be unworkable – are the interpreters ready? The action is seen through the eyes of Tatiana, a young Russian interpreter. The trial opens and the interpreters struggle - Nuremberg was the first ever use of simultaneous interpreting. After the indictments have been read, Robert Jackson, Chief US Prosecutor makes the opening speech. The accused men in the dock seem almost proud of what they did. The American team relied heavily on documents; chilling but there was a danger of the trial becoming bogged down by documents alone. The defendants are even starting to feel they’re winning. Then the American Prosecutors show a 60-minute film of footage of the concentration camps. The courtroom is reduced to silence. Tatiana Sablikova - Amanda Ryan, Robert H Jackson - Joseph Mydell, Sir Geoffrey Lawrence - Nicholas Woodeson, Leon Dostert - Clive Wood, Robert Storey - Hari Dhillon, Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe - Forbes Masson, Julius Streicher - Henry Goodman, Albert Speer - Joseph Alessi, Hermann Goering and other roles - Nigel Lindsay, Hans Marx and other roles - Ilan Goodman, Hans Fritzsche and other roles - Nathan Wiley, Joachim von Ribbentrop and other roles - Jasper Britton, Wilhelm Keitel and other roles - Jonathan Cullen, Adolf Hitler and other roles - Andrew Woodall, German Interpreter and other roles - Mark Edel-Hunt, Sound Designer - Adam Woodhams, Studio Manager - Mark Smith, Casting Director - Ginny Schiller, Original Score - Meraphor Music, Director - Jonathan Myerson, Producer - Nicholas Newton. Indie (Promenade Productions).

25 Sep: Saturday Play slot - The Pallisers, 3
Based on the novels by Anthony Trollope; dram. Mike Harris, rpt. A scandal surrounds the Palace of Westminster. Sir Nicholas Bonteen MP has been brutally murdered in a street attack. There are several suspects including distinguished Members of Parliament. [The second half of the series concludes takes place early next year.] Lady Glencora ..... Jessica Raine, Plantagenet ..... Tim McMullan, Finn ..... Edward MacLiam, Mary Flood ..... Sinead MacInnnes, Bonteen/ Sir Gregory ..... Eugene O’Hare, Marie Goesler ..... Melody Grove, Lowe ..... Jonathan Keeble, Fawn ..... Lloyd Peters, Policeman/Usher ..... Ikky Elyas, Judge ..... Hamilton Berstock. Producer - Gary Brown.

26 Sep: Classic Serial slot - The Good Earth, 1
By Pearl S Buck, dram. Mary Cooper with MW Sun. Wang Lung and O-Lan meet and marry on the same day. O-Lan was a slave in the House of Hwang, the richest house in the village, where the opium-addicted owners are wasting their riches away. Wang Lung and O-Lan work hard and raise their children, but they are at the mercy of the land and when it fails because of droughts and famine, they have to take desperate action. Wang Lung - Chris Lew Kum Hoi, O-Lan - Chipo Chung, Earth - Gana Bayarsaikhan, Father -Liam Woon, Uncle - Bruce Wang, Ching/Buyer -Windson Liong, Gatekeeper/Fruit seller, - Jon Chew, Old Mistress - Pik Sen Lim. Original music composed by Ruth Chan. Directed by Shan Ng. Produced by Pauline Harris; BBC Audio Drama North.

27 Sep: United Kingdoms - Reflecting

Belfast - A reflection on a long-ago conversation between the writer's parents about her brother’s first birthday party, the 12th July Orange Day Parade, and a strange meeting in the park. Then the phone rings and, without warning, her mother’s world is turned upside down.

Cardiff Gate - Going back to work with a stoma is no joke. In this surreal comedy, Greg Glover reflects on his real-life experiences of coming to terms with an ileostomy.

Leith - Jo reflects back on her life as a father and grandmother.

Sparkhill - I (Roland Gift) went back to Sparkhill and, for the first time since leaving town, I spent the night in a house of a friend on the road where I was born. Since then, nothing in my world has been the same.

Nottingham - Falling can feel like floating if the conditions are right. Contextualising a dream and rooting it in reality allows for progress to be made.

Belfast written by Zarina Yousuf-Bonass
Performed by Lata Sharma
Music by Louis Gift
Sound Design by Lucinda Mason Brown
Produced by Celia de Wolff

Cardiff Gate written by Greg Glover
Performed by Gareth Pierce, Lisa Zahra and Dom Francis
Sound Design by Nigel Lewis.
Produced by John Norton

Leith written by Jo Clifford
Performed by Jo Clifford and Catriona Innes
Sound Design by Joanne Willott
Produced by Kirsty Williams

Sparkhill written by Roland Gift
Performed by Roland Gift
Music by Roland Gift
Sound Design by Lucinda Mason Brown
Produced by Celia de Wolff

Nottingham written by Ravelle-Sadé Fairman
Performed by Ravelle-Sadé Fairman and Leon Schoburgh
Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore
Produced by Dermot Daly

Original music composed by Niroshini Thambar

Episode Sound Designers: Lucinda Mason Brown and David Chilton, Essential Music Ltd; curated by Celia de Wolff for Pier Productions and BBC Northern Ireland.

28 Sep: Trust, 1 - A Social Distance
New (second) series, by Jonathan Hall. Comedy drama about an inner-city academy school in Salford and how it coped with the pandemic in 2020. It is mid-March 2020 and the schools have closed due to the virus from China, soon to be known as Covid-19. East Salford Academy tries to cope with conflicting information from the government whilst dealing with confused parents. Who is meant to be in school? What exactly is a key worker? How are school meal vouchers going to be distributed? The school principal tackles these problems and tries to keep the nervous staff informed and happy. Yvette, the Principal ..... .Julie Hesmondhalgh, Sir Ken ..... Jonathan Keeble, Tim ..... Ashley Margolis Marigold/Candice ..... Verity Henry, Joy/Carol ..... Susan Twist, Moey/Mr Ayhan ..... Abdullah Afzal, Producer: Gary Brown. BBC Audio Drama North.

29 Sep: Trust, 2: A New Normal
By Jonathan Hall. September 2020. After the chaos of A Level results, East Salford Academy welcomes back the students. There is going to be a 'new normal'. Rigorous Covid protocols have to be followed. How will they cope with social distancing, classroom bubbles and bottles of cheap hand sanitiser? And that's just the staff. Yvette ..... Julie Hesmondhalgh, Sir Ken ..... Jonathan Keeble, Tim ..... Ashley Margolis, Joy/Carol ..... Susan Twist, Dhruti ..... Mina Anwar, Chris ..... Jake Ferretti, Candice/Wendy ..... Verity Henry. Producer.... Gary Brown. BBC Audio Drama North.

30 Sep: Cov
"Cov" is short for Coventry, incidentally! By Amanda Dalton, Sujana Crawford and Raef Boylan. A Syrian refugee tries to navigate her way around her new home. A city centre leisure complex which divides opinion is under threat. And an elderly woman returns home in search of peace. Three stories written by Coventry writers. Jean ..... Sandra Maitland, Adi/the elephant ..... Nitin Ganatra, Sana/Saf ..... Lara Sawalha, Pooja ..... Duaa Karim, Dan ..... Graeme Hawley, Libby ..... Helen O'Hara, Anya ..... Lauren Tanner. Producer.... Gary Brown.

The dramas in order are -

'Building a Life' by Sujana Crawford. Sujana is a multilingual poet, playwright and researcher, working in Nepali, English and Hindi. .

'Elephant' by Raef Boylan. Raef is a writer and poet. Raef hosts live poetry events and is chief editor of 'Here Comes Everyone' magazine.

'Home' by Amanda Dalton. Amanda is a poet and playwright. She writes for theatre and extensively for Radio 4 and Radio 3; including drama, adaptations and poetry texts.

Amanda also wrote the links between the dramas.

1 Oct: Nuremberg, 6
By Jonathan Myerson. 30m. Episode title: Statues All Over Germany. The army psychologist assigned to Nuremberg Prison has a chance to examine evil, close-up. What made these 22 men capable of such horrific acts? It is seen through the eyes of Gustav Gilbert, a German-speaking US psychologist assigned to examine and watch over the defendants. When the Defence case opens, Hermann Goering is first into the witness box. He is proud of what the Nazis achieved for Germany. This wrong-foots Jackson during his cross-examination but Maxwell-Fyfe forces Goering to admit to the gangster-like methods of the Nazi machine. Gustav Gilbert - Ed Stoppard, Robert H Jackson - Joseph Mydell, Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe - Forbes Masson, Sir Geoffrey Lawrence - Nicholas Woodeson, Hermann Goering - Nigel Lindsay Alfred Seidl - Hari Dhillon, Julius Streicher - Henry Goodman, Douglas Kelley and other roles - Ilan Goodman, Otto Kranzbühler and other roles - Mark Edel-Hunt, Admiral Nimitz and other roles - Nathan Wiley, Joachim von Ribbentrop and other roles -Jasper Britton, Ernst Kaltenbrunner and other roles - Jonathan Cullen, Hans Frank and other roles - Andrew Woodall, Sound Designer - Adam Woodhams, Studio Manager - Mark Smith, Casting Director - Ginny Schiller, Original Score - Metaphor Music, Director - Jonathan Myerson, Producer - Nicholas Newton. Indie (Promenade Productions).

2 Oct: Saturday Play - The Goldilocks Zone
By Tanika Gupta. Astrophysicist Sofia Khaled's discovery of a potentially habitable planet opens up painful memories for her but a startling new truth for humanity. When future Earth discovers an uncorrupted "cosmic" truth, data finally becomes a force for good. The play was developed through OKRE Experimental Stories. Scientists consulted were Professor Caswell Barry and Dr. Adam Kampff. Sofia.....Souad Faress, Young Sofia.....Raghad Chaar, Gabriel.....Adetomiwa Edun, Zara.....Anjli Mohindra, Hassan.....Ammar Haj Ahmad, Razia.....Lara Sawalha, Hawkes.....Jonathan Keeble, Producer: Nadia Molinari. BBC Audio Drama North.

3 Oct: Classic Serial - The Good Earth, 2
By Pearl S Buck. Wang Lung and wife O-Lan find a way to return to their home on the farm where steadily their riches increase. But Wang Lung’s wealth brings new desires and he becomes obsessed with a concubine, Lotus. Wang Lung - Chris Lew Kum Hoi, O-Lan - Chipo Chung, Earth - Gana Bayarsaikhan, Father/Doctor - Liam Woon, Cuckoo- Liz Sutherland, Lotus - Elizabeth Chan, Ching/Rich Man - Windson Liong, Son - Jonathan Raggett. Original music composed by Ruth Chan. Dramatised by Mary Cooper with MW Sun. Directed by Shan Ng. Produced by Pauline Harris. BBC Audio Drama North.

4 Oct: The National, 1
By Sarah Wooley; rpt. from 2019. A three-part series about the fight to establish the National Theatre, which opened in 1963. The project's success was largely due to the relationship between Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Tynan. Parts 2 and 3, broadcast tomorrow and Thursday, follow the story of the theatre through to the 1980s.Laurence olivier: Robert Glenister, Kenneth Tynan: John Heffernan, Lord Chandos: Michael Pennington, Cecil Tennant / John Goodwin / Doctor: Neil McCaul, Diana Boddington: Scarlett Courtney, Stephen Arlen and Gerald: Will Kirk, Neville/Jason/Contractor: greg Jones, Harry and strike leader: Rick Warden, Peter O'Toole: Jonny Holden, Sir Max Rayne/Reporter: Clive hayward, Peter hall: Sam Troughton, Harold Pinter: Paul Ritter, Simon Relph: Will Kirk, Jane/Rochelle: Laura Christy, Lord Goodman: Jon Glover, Kathleen Tynan: Sinead MacInnes, Taxi driver: Adam Courting. Producer: Marc Beeby.

5 Oct: The National, 2
By Sarah Wooley, cont'd. Rpt. It is 1971, and Sir Laurence olivier is due to end his tenure as Artistic Director of The National Theatre. The Board attempts to find a successor. Cast etc - see 4 Oct.

6 Oct: The National, 3
By Sarah Wooley, cont'd. Rpt. More behind-the-scenes events at The National. Plans for the opening of the new National Theatre building are threatened by construction delays and industrial action. The new director, Peter Hall, faces criticism from inside the organization. Cast etc - see 4 Oct.

7 Oct: The Attendant, 1
30m drama series; part 1 of 5. Frankenstein
By The Cullen Brothers. An unorthodox love story set on the night shift at a petrol station.Alex is desperate to find someone to share his life with, but too scared to do anything about it. A film-obsessive, he works the night shift at an isolated petrol station on the outskirts of a two-bit town. Awkward, and with no real friends to speak of, he confides in his only ‘colleague’ - a smiley-faced vacuum cleaner named Keith, whose voice only Alex can hear. Alex (and Second Creation)…Will Merrick, Ella (and Female Creation)……Patricia Allison, Keith and the ‘How To..’ Tapes......Kenneth Collard, Script Editor: Abigail Youngman. Producers: Alison Crawford and Mary Ward-Lowery. Sound Design: Ilse Lademann. Original music by Tom Constantine. Director: Alison Crawford.

8 Oct: Nuremberg, 7
By Jonathan Myerson. Episode title: He Pointed to the Sky
The trial continues but British and American reporters are only interested in the gruesome stories. The German people don’t believe the evidence or choose to ignore it. But if they have to start paying attention, the healing can begin. Seen through the eyes of Madeleine, a French Foreign correspondent, and Christa, the young German girl who works in the court cafeteria. When Otto Ohlendorf admits to shooting 90,000 Jews, Christa thinks it’s lies. If not, why don't the Americans just get on and execute them? The defendants find a range of limp excuses for their behaviour - they knew nothing, it was all Himmler (now dead), they had no choice. But the testimony of Hermann, a German engineer posted to occupied Ukraine, silences the courtroom and brings home the enormity of the Nazi crimes. 30m. Madeleine Jacob - Alex Kingston, Christa - Rosie Sheehy, Hermann Graebe - Henry Goodman, Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe - Forbes Masson, Otto Ohlendorf - Jonathan Cullen, Daily Mirror Reporter - Andrew Woodall, New York Post Reporter - Hari Dhillon, Herald Tribune Reporter - Clive Wood, Sir Geoffrey Lawrence - Nicholas Woodeson, John Amen - Joseph Alessi, Roman Rudenko - Nigel Lindsay, Rudolf Hoess - Jasper Britton, Fritz Sauckel - Mark Edel-Hunt, Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier - Kate Philllips, Rudolf Hess - Joseph Mydell, Charles Dubost and other roles - Ilan Goodman. Sound Designer - Adam Woodhams, Studio Manager - Mark Smith, Casting Director - Ginny Schiller, Original Score - Metaphor Music, Director - Jonathan Myerson, Producer - Nicholas Newton. Indie. (Promenade Productions).

9 Oct: Saturday Play slot - Blood, Sex and Money, 1
By Emile Zola. Series 3 - Money. Rpt. from 2016.
Episode title: Crash. 55m.Les Rougon-Macquart by Zola, about the lives of three branches of a family living during the Second French Empire. Dram. Dan Rebellato. There's little point in trying to summarise each episode. Look in Wikipedia. Glenda Jackson as Dide, with Sam West, Frances Grey, Fenella Woolgar, Guy Rhys, David Carr, Bettrys Jones, Khalid Abdalla, Robert Jack, Richard Fleeshman, Derel Walmsley, Tracy Whitwell, Road Rawi, David Nellist, Sally Messham, Philip Correia, John Bett, Colette O'Neill, Gavi Singh Chera, Sean Graham, Luke MacGregor. Producer: Polly Thomas.

10 Oct: Classic Serial slot - Money, 2
By Zola. Rpt. of series 3, ep.2. from 2016. Ep. title: Massacre. 55m.
Dram. Martin Jameson. Eugene and Aristide become involved in a miners' strike. Their grandmother plots her escape from the asylum at Tulettes. Cast - as 9 Oct. Producer: Gary Brown.

11 Oct: Money, 3
By Zola. Rpt. of series 3, ep.3. from 2016. Ep. title: Trapped. 45m. Dram. Martin Jameson. Etienne heads back to work determined to find love where revolution has failed. If only it was that simple. Cast - as 9 Oct. Producer: Gary Brown.

12 Oct: Money, 4
By Zola. Rpt. of series 3, ep.4. from 2016. Ep. title: Swindle. 45m. Dram. & reimagined by Lavinia Murray. Sidonie takes in her orphaned niece and manages to siphon off her fortune. Dide ..... Glenda Jackson, Sidonie ...... Pippa Heywood, Lazare ...... Mathew Horne, Pauline (younger)..... Sydney Wade, Pauline (older)/Ines ....... Gracie Kelly, Louise ...... Talia Barnett, Chanteau ..... Malcolm Raeburn. Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

13 Oct: I Am Kanye West
By Darragh Mortell. Toby believes that he is Kanye West (an American rapper, singer, businessman and fashion designer - Ed.), but he's just a regular guy from Newport whose world is falling apart. Dr Newman is trying to help him see the truth, so that he can get his life back on track. This is Darragh's first play for Radio 4. Toby Daniels - Sule Rimi, Dr Newman - Tracy Wiles, Sadie - Georgia Henshaw, Olivia Daniels - Zoe Davies, Sgt Williams - Paul Hickey, Constable Jones - Gareth Pierce. Cuts and Scratches by DJ Jaffa. Directed by John Norton. BBC Wales.

14 Oct:The Attendant - The Western
By the Cullen Brothers. 30min. Tonight there is tumbleweed, cicadas singing in the night-heat and gambling with custard creams. A lone drifter wanders onto the forecourt... Alex...Will Merrick, Ella ...Patricia Allison, Keith and the ‘How To..’ Tapes...Kenneth Collard, The Drifter...Zara Ramm, Slops McCreedy...Jake Cullen, Script Editor: Abigail Youngman. Producers: Alison Crawford and Mary Ward-Lowery. Sound Design: Ilse Lademann. Original music by Tom Constantine. Director: Alison Crawford.

15 Oct: Nuremberg, 8
By Jonathan Myerson. Episode title - Death by Hanging.
After 216 days in the courtroom, the judges will decide their verdicts. While they wait, the accused are allowed visitors. Seen through the eyes of Emma, an American interpreter who organises the Visitors Room. Upstairs, the eight judges, two from each country, debate the verdicts and sentences. On 30th September 1946, the verdicts are announced. 30m. Emma Schwabenland - Natalie Dormer, Colonel Burton Andrus - Joseph Alessi, Hermann Goering - Nigel Lindsay, Edda Goering and other roles -Rosie Sheehy, Emmy Goering - Sophia Pettit, Rudolf Hess - Joseph Mydell, Sir Geoffrey Lawrence - Nicholas Woodeson, Francis Biddle - Clive Wood, Judge John Parker and other roles - Nathan Wilet, Iona Nikitchenko - Henry Goodman, Henri De Vabres and other roles - Jonathan Cullen, Sir Norman Birkett and other roles - Andrew Woodall, Pastor Gerecke - Ilan Goodman, Guard and other roles - Mark Edel-Hunt, Joachim von Ribbentrop and other roles - Jasper Britton, New York Post Reporter and other roles - Hari Dhillon, Sound Designer - Adam Woodhams, Studio Manager - Mark Smith, Casting Director - Ginny Schiller, Original Score - Metaphor Music, Director - Jonathan Myerson, Producer - Nicholas Newton. Indie (Promenade Productions).

16 Oct: Saturday Play slot - Paradise Lost, 1
By John Milton & Michael Symmons Roberts. Milton was a poet and political activist. 90m. By the time he began writing Paradise Lost in the 1650s, he had become blind. Michael Symmons Roberts has turned Paradise Lost into a dynamic piece of storytelling, broadcast in two parts, reflecting events affecting our own political and social landscape. Milton wrote scathing pamphlets against corruption in the Anglican Church and its ties to King Charles. Paradise Lost, as much as anything, is a series of arguments put forth by the characters. Milton's response to what he perceived as the disintegration of society and turmoil around him was to reach back to the beginning of time to search for the events that had led to society becoming dysfunctional. Narrator, Milton: Ian McKellen; producer: Susan Roberts, Salford. Drama North

17 Oct: Classic Serial slot - Paradise Lost, 2
Conclusion, 60m.

18 Oct:

18 Oct: Money, 5
By Zola. Rpt. of series 3, ep.5. from 2016. Ep. title: Inheritance. 45m. Dram. & reimagined by Lavinia Murray. First of a two part drama set in the depths of rural France where families fight over ownership of land. Rural life in 19th century France, inspired largely by Zola's novel The Earth. Dide ...... Glenda Jackson, Jean ...... Matthew McNulty, Lise ...... Angela Griffin, Francoise ...... Emma Rigby, Fouan ....... David Schofield, Buteau ....... Jason Done, Jesu ...... Danny Kirrane, Fanny ....... Natasha Cowley, Produced by Pauline Harris.

19 Oct: Money, 6
By Zola. Rpt. of series 3, ep.6. from 2016. Ep. title:Reap. 45m. Dram. & reimagined by Lavinia Murray. Conclusion of the two-part drama begun yesterday. Francoise lies dying on her farm, after being attacked by her cousin and sister, husband and wife, Buteau and Lise. Dide ...... Glenda Jackson, Fouan/Lambourdieu ...... David Schofield, Jean ...... Matthew McNulty, Lise ....... Angela Griffin, Buteau ...... Jason Done, Francoise ...... Emma Rigby, Jesu/Doctor ..... Danny Kirrane, Fanny ....... Natasha Cowley, Gendarme ...... Luke MacGregor, Produced by Pauline Harris.

20 Oct: Money, 7
By Zola, literature's greatest whistleblower. Rpt. of series 3, ep.7. from 2016. Ep. title: Fate. 45m. Dram. & reimagined by Oliver Emanuel. Two Rougon brothers, Eugene and Aristide, head to Prussia. One is on a diplomatic mission to prevent war, the other is chasing an arms deal. Their worlds clash. Dide … Glenda Jackson, Eugene … Robert Jack, Aristide ... Samuel West, King of Prussia ... John Bett, Ancient Woman … Colette O’Neil, French Paper-boy and Passer-by … Gavi Singh Chera, Prussian Paper-boy … Sean Graham, Produced by Kirsty Williams.

21 Oct: The Attendant, 3 - Zombies
By the Cullen Brothers. 30m. Alex at the petrol station is still looking for a partner. In this episode a crimson cloud pours red rain over the town, turning those caught in the storm into zombies. Ella, returning home from Plumbing Enthusiasts Club, seeks shelter at the petrol station. Alex and Ella - along with a truck driver find themselves trapped in the petrol station shop, defending themselves against the zombies. Will they become ‘infected’? Alex………Will Merrick, Ella………Patricia Allison, Keith and the ‘How To Tapes’....Kenneth Collard, Jonny Tenaka……Tim Downie, Barry Oatcakes……Joseph Tweedale. Script Editor: Abigail Youngman. Producers: Alison Crawford and Mary Ward-Lowery. Sound Design: Ilse Lademann. Includes original music by Tom Constantine. Director: Alison Crawford.

22 Oct: Napoleon Moon
By David Reed. 30m. drama. Britain of the future is a confusing place: the Britannia Archipelago is a flooded sprawl of walkways drenched in chemical rain; homeless robots living abandoned in shop doorways; oligarchs partying in their zero-gravity masquerades as the workers sleep soundly in their cars. In this dystopian cityscape, one man with a large and fragile ego, is about to fall from the very highest pedestal, only to land on someone else's feet. His name is Napoleon Moon. Napoleon Moon...Paterson Joseph, Cash...Kemah Bob. All other roles played by Emma Dennis-Edwards and David Reed. Producer - Julia McKenzie. BBC Studios.





Compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

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