Classic Serial

Episodes

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1Goodbye to Berlin

1Moby Dick

1Moby Dick20101017

1The Ladies' Delight

2 LASTGoodbye to Berlin

2 LASTGoodbye to Berlin20101016

2 LASTMoby Dick

2 LASTMy Family and Other Animals

2 LASTThe Ladies' Delight

2 LASTMy Family and Other Animals

1My Family and Other Animals

2004041120040417

The Pallisers

By Anthony Trollope

12/12.

This final episode brings reconciliation within the Palliser family and a sense that Lady Glencora's independence of mind will live on through her children as they are forced to decide, as their mother had to all those years ago, between love and duty.

Trollope....David Troughton

Palliser....Ben Miles

Mme Goesler....Stella Gonet

Silverbridge....Nicholas Boulton

Mary....Rachael Stirling

Mabel....Lydia Leonard

Lady Cantrip....Frances Jeater

Frank Tregear....Chris Moran

Isabel....Madeleine Potter

Popplecourt....Crispin Bonham-Carter

Major Tifto....Philip Fox

Dramatised by Martyn Wade

Original music by Elizabeth Parker

Directed by Cherry Cookson

2004041820040424

WE by Yevgeny Zamyatin, adapted by Sean O'Brien

The first great dystopian novel of the 20th century, written in secret in early Soviet Russia.

1/2.

In a post-revolutionary future, OneState is ruled according to the principles of rationality. The penalty for dissent is death.

D-503, the chief engineer of the state, meets the beautiful I-330. Her initial intentions seem innocent, but soon D starts to question her identity, and indeed his own.

Cast

D-503....Anton Lesser

R-13....Don Warrington

U....Brigit Forsyth

I-330....Joanna Riding

0-90....Julia Rounthwaite

Benefactor....Russell Dixon

Tannoy....Emma Clarke

Babushka....Judith Davis

S....Patrick Bridgman

2nd Engineer....Paul Viragh

Directed in Manchester by Jim Poyser

2004050220040508

The Master of Ballantrae

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Dramatised by Chris Dolan

1/2. Two brothers engage in a bitter struggle over money, power and love in this dark and dramatic adventure story set in 18th Century Scotland and America. After the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, the master flees Scotland for a life of piracy, buried treasure and murder....

James Durie....David Rintoul

Henry Durie....Liam Brennan

Lord Durrisdeer....Tom Fleming

Ephraim McKellar....John Shedden

Alison Graeme....Vicki Liddelle

Chevalier Burke....Patrick Moy

Captain Teach....John Kazek

Dutton....Simon Tait

Jess Broun....Lesley Hart

Director Bruce Young

2004050920040515

The Master of Ballantrae

By Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Chris Dolan.

The Master Of Ballantrae is a swashbuckling adventure story, set in Scotland and America in the 18th century. It features piracy, buried treasure, and a feud between two brothers - one favoured, the other overlooked; one bad, one good - as they vie for money, power and love.

2/2. The house of Durrisdeer is shattered when the master returns from the dead for a second time.

James Durie....David Rintoul

Henry Durie....Liam Brennan

Lord Durrisdeer....Tom Fleming

Ephraim McKellar....John Shedden

Alison Graeme....Vicki Liddelle

Secundra Dass....Ali de Souza

Burke/Hastie....Patrick Moy

Colonel Johnson....James Bryce

Captain Harris....John Kazek

Mr Mountain....Alec Heggie

Carlyle/Clinton....Simon Tait

Katherine Durie....Lesley Hart

Alexander Durie....Haris Young

Directed by Bruce Young.

The Master of Ballantrae

By Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Chris Dolan.

The Master Of Ballantrae is a swashbuckling adventure story, set in Scotland and America in the 18th century. It features piracy, buried treasure, and a feud between two brothers - one favoured, the other overlooked; one bad, one good - as they vie for money, power and love.

2/2. The house of Durrisdeer is shattered when the master returns from the dead for a second time.

James Durie....David Rintoul

Henry Durie....Liam Brennan

Lord Durrisdeer....Tom Fleming

Ephraim McKellar....John Shedden

Alison Graeme....Vicki Liddelle

Secundra Dass....Ali de Souza

Burke/Hastie....Patrick Moy

Colonel Johnson....James Bryce

Captain Harris....John Kazek

Mr Mountain....Alec Heggie

Carlyle/Clinton....Simon Tait

Katherine Durie....Lesley Hart

Alexander Durie....Haris Young

Directed by Bruce Young.

2004051620040522

Westwood

Adapted by Lynne Truss

1/2. In Stella Gibbons' gentle comedy, Margaret Steggles moves to bomb-damaged London in 1943 to take up her new teaching job. Through a dropped ration book she meets the Challises, who live at Westwood, an elegant house in Highgate. The Challis family have great charm, and, with the casual selfishness of the privileged, they soon take advantage of Margaret's slavish admiration.

Narrator/Lady Challis....Rosemary Leach

Margaret Steggles....Juliet Aubrey

Gerard Challis....Michael Fenton Stevens

Hilda Wilson....Saffron Burrows

Hebe Niland....Caroline Harker

Zita Mandelbaum....Mia Soteriou

Seraphina Challis....Phyllida Nash

Dick Fletcher....Jonathan Nibbs

Mrs Steggles....Angela Barlow

Mr Hudson....Chris Donnelly

Grantey....Jacqueline Tong

Earl....Martin T Sherman

Mrs Wilson....Barbara Kellermann

Director: Kate McAll

20040606

Pamela

2/2. Reward

Pamela's virtue proves her downfall, when the frustrated Squire has her abducted to the country, guarded by the bibulous and unnatural Mrs Jewkes. Can honesty conquer privilege?

Rollicking romantic comedy, dramatised by Judith French from the novel by Samuel Richardson.

Pamela....Sheridan Smith

Squire B....Tim McInnerny

Mrs Jewkes....Elizabeth Spriggs

Lady B....Avril Elgar

Mr Williams....Ewan Bailey

Lady Davers....Liza Sadovy

Goodman Andrews....John Rowe

John the Coachman....Jon Glover

Nan....Alice Hart

Harpsichord played by Alastair Ross.

20040612

The Song Of Hiawatha

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"By the shores of the Gitche Gumee,

By the shining Big-Sea-Water,

Stood the wigwam of Nokomis."

Timothy West tells the legendary story of native American hero, Hiawatha.

Storyteller....Timothy West

Hiawatha....Chris Garner

Gitche Manito....Burt Caesar

Little Hiawatha....Sam Fry

Iagoo....Chris Harris

Chibiabos....Peter Polycarpou

Pau-Puk-Keewis....Gary Sharkey

Mudjekeewis....Bill Wallis

Nokomis....Mia Soteriou

Minnehaha....Nicole Arumugam

Chorus....Tom Espiner and Chris Grimes

Music composed and performed by Mia Soteriou with William Lyons on pipes.

Abridged by Tom Holland.

Produced by Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe.

2004061320040619

1/2. Good Behaviour

By Molly Keane

Adapted by Clare Boylan

Nominated for the Booker Prize in 1981, Molly Keane's novel is widely regarded as her best work, a classic Irish "big house" drama chronicling the lives of the aristocratic Anglo-Irish St Charles family.

Aroon, the plain and self conscious daughter of the Anglo-Irish St Charles family, must learn to cope with the trials of growing up amidst the decaying grace and loose morals of her peculiar and dysfunctional family.

Aroon....Sylvestra Le Touzel

Mummie....Beth Goddard

Papa....Julian Wadham

Hubert....Ciaran McMenamin

Richard....Jonathan Firth

Rose....Tina Kellegher

Breda....Nuala O'Neill

Mrs. Brock....Ruth Sheen

Young Aroon....Hannah R Gordon

Young Hubert....Daniel Price

Lady Grizel....Rosy Billingham

Directed by Gemma McMullan

20040626

Good Behaviour

By Molly Keane

Adapted by Clare Boylan

Nominated for the Booker Prize in 1981, Molly Keane's novel is widely regarded as her best work, a classic Irish "big house" drama chronicling the lives of the aristocratic Anglo-Irish St Charles family.

2/2. Aroon anxiously awaits news from Richard as the St. Charles family struggle to keep Temple Alice and abide by the codes of Good Behaviour.

Aroon....Sylvestra Le Touzel

Mummie....Beth Goddard

Papa....Julian Wadham

Hubert....Ciaran McMenamin

Richard....Jonathan Firth

Rose....Tina Kellegher

Nurse....Nuala O'Neill

Mr Kiely....Owen Roe

Dr Coffey....Pat Laffan

Uncle Ulick....Gerard Murphy

Wobbly Massingham....James Greene

Kenny Norton....Sean Crummey

Barman....Paul Kennedy

Mrs Harty....Heather Brennon

Directed by Gemma McMullan

2004062720040703

1/4. Earthly Powers: Carlo's Miracle

Adapted from Anthony Burgess' novel. By Michael Hastings.

In Burgess' epic novel his hero, a popular novelist in the Somerset Maugham mould, drifts blithely through the great events that shaped the 20th Century. In episode one he bumps into Rudyard Kipling in The Strand, befriends an ambitious young cleric who will become pope, and unwittingly serves Himmler from an assassination attempt. But will he find the elusive

love he has been looking for?

Kenneth....Kenneth Cranham

Carlo....Henry Goodman

Concetta....Paola Dionisotti

Archbishop....John Rowe

Domenico....Vincenzo Nicoli

Geoffrey....Philip Fox

J Toomey....Jon Glover

Hortense....Alice Hart

Val....Carl Prekopp

Woman....Joanna McCallum

Directed by Peter Kavanagh

1/4. Earthly Powers: Carlo's Miracle

Adapted from Anthony Burgess's novel. By Michael Hastings.

In Burgess' epic novel his hero, a popular novelist in the Somerset Maugham mould, drifts blithely through the great events that shaped the 20th Century. In episode one he bumps into Rudyard Kipling in The Strand, befriends an ambitious young cleric who will become pope, and unwittingly serves Himmler from an assassination attempt. But will he find the elusive

love he has been looking for?

Kenneth....Kenneth Cranham

Carlo....Henry Goodman

Concetta....Paola Dionisotti

Archbishop....John Rowe

Domenico....Vincenzo Nicoli

Geoffrey....Philip Fox

J Toomey....Jon Glover

Hortense....Alice Hart

Val....Carl Prekopp

Woman....Joanna McCallum

Directed by Peter Kavanagh

2004070420040710

Earthly Powers

Adapted from Anthony Burgess's novel by Michael Hastings

2/4. Love on the Ipoh Road

In Burgess's sweep through the 20th century, the Archbishop continues to press Kenneth for the identity of the boy whom Monsignor Carlo miraculously returned to life. But Kenneth only wants to talk about the great love of his life.

Kenneth....Kenneth Cranham

Carlo....Henry Goodman

Concetta....Paola Dionisotti

Philip....Andrew Scott

Porson....Philip Jackson

PA Mahalingam....Vincenzo Nicoli

Yusof....Nitin Ganatra

Geoffrey....Philip Fox

Mussolini....Jon Glover

Nurse....Joanna McCallum

Directed by Peter Kavanagh

2004071820040724

Earthly Powers

Michael Hastings's four-part adaptation of Anthony Burgess's epic novel.

4/4

The Big Always

The mystery of the miracle which young Monsignor Carlo performed is at last explained. But it has the most terrible implications for the Vatican, and for the meaning of faith in the twentieth century.

Kenneth....Kenneth Cranham

Carlo....Henry Goodman

Ann....Lia Williams

Manning....Colin Stinton

Archbishop....John Rowe

Jimbo....Walter Lewis

Matron....Lorelei King

Cardinal Decon....Jon Glover

Hortense....Joanna McCallum

Geoffrey....Philip Fox

Director Peter Kavanagh

2004072520040731

The Turn of the Screw: Adaptation of Henry James's classic tale. [Rpt of Sun 3.00pm]

The Turn of The Screw

By Henry James, dramatised by Neville Teller

A new version of the classic Victorian ghost story. When a new young Governess arrives at Bly, a remote country house in Essex, she fears that her two young charges, Flora and Miles, may be hiding a dark secret. As the days go by, she witnesses some strange visions which lead her to the conclusion that the house - and the children - are possessed by evil forces.

Governess....Cathy Sara

Mrs Grose....Tina Gray

Miles....Joseph Tremain

Flora....Lulu Popplewell

Douglas....Robert Lister

Griffin....Ian Brooker

Sir George....Jonathan Keeble

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild

2004080120040807

Bartleby the Scrivener

Dramatised by Martyn Wade from the story by Herman Melville with Ian Holm as the Lawyer.

The strange behaviour of a man employed as a copyist in a firm of lawyers begins with him announcing that there are aspects of his work that he would 'prefer' not to do, although he is excellent at the actual work. But then the list of things he would rather avoid doing becomes more sinister.

Bartleby....Adrian Scarborough

Turkey....David Collings

Nippers....Jonathan Keeble

Huff....Philip Fox

Norton....John Rowe

Prison Officer....Stephen Hogan

Directed by Cherry Cookson

2004080820040814

A Certain Smile

By Francoise Sagan, dramatised by Lavinia Murray

A sensual and supremely controlled love story set in Paris in the 1950s. When Dominique meets her boyfriend's married uncle, mutual attraction soon leads to an intense affair.

Dominique....Kate Maberly

Luc....Robert Glenister

Bertrand....Carl Prekopp

Francoise....Adjoa Andoh

Catherine....Katherine Parkinson

Marthe....Joanna McCallum

Pierre....John Rowe

Directed by Claudine Toutoungi.

20040815

Berlin

By Heinrich Mann

Dramatised in two parts by Patricia Hannah.

First published in 1900 and originally titled 'In the Land of Cockaigne', Mann's novel is about the rise and fall of Andrew Zumsee, an innocent but self-confident young poet from the provinces, as he attempts to make a name for himself in Berlin society. The older brother of Thomas Mann, Heinrich Mann is probably best-remembered today as the author of the book which inspired the film, 'The Blue Angel'.

1/2. "Berlin's the place for someone like me - where everybody is somebody or knows somebody who's somebody. I need only sit here, make myself agreeable, and by the end of the summer everybody in the Caf Hurrah will be shouting 'Hurrah!' for me..."

Andrew Zumsee....John Kielty

Adelheid Turkheimer....Joanna Tope

Louis Turkheime....John Shedden

Karl Kaflisch....Simon Tait

Doctor Bedeiner....Ralph Riach

Lizzi Laff....Vivienne Dixon

Diederich Klempner....Gregor Powrie

Friederich Kopf....Simon Donaldson

Asta Turkheimer....Lucy Paterson

Heinrich Mann....James Bryce

Directed by David Jackson Young

20040822

Berlin

By Heinrich Mann

Dramatised in two parts by Patricia Hannah.

First published in 1900 and originally titled 'In the Land of Cockaigne', Mann's novel is about the rise and fall of Andrew Zumsee, an innocent but self-confident young poet from the provinces, as he attempts to make a name for himself in Berlin society. The older brother of Thomas Mann, Heinrich Mann is probably best-remembered today as the author of the book which inspired the film, 'The Blue Angel'.

2/2. With the wealthy Türkheimers as his patrons - and Adelheid Türkheimer as his lover - a glittering artistic career looks assured.

"You either belong or you don't belong, Zumsee. And if you belong, you 'partake' - of Türkheimer's fabulous wealth. In the Land of Cockaigne everyone's always happy..."

Andrew Zumsee....John Kielty

Adelheid Türkheimer....Joanna Tope

Louis Türkheimer....John Shedden

Karl Kaflisch....Simon Tait

Doctor Bedeiner....Ralph Riach

Lizzi Laff....Vivienne Dixon

Diederich Klempner....Gregor Powrie

Friederich Kopf....Simon Donaldson

Asta Türkheimer....Lucy Paterson

Heinrich Mann....James Bryce

Directed by David Jackson Young

2004090520040911

The Diary of a Nobody

George and Weedon Grossmith's classic, sharp satire of Victorian suburban values.

1/2.

Charles Pooter is a man of modest ambition. He decides that, although he isn't a 'somebody' this shouldn't stop him keeping a diary for posterity.

Charles Pooter....Stephen Tompkinson

Carrie Pooter....Annette Badland

Lupin Pooter....Bertie Carvel

George Cummings....Neil Salvage

Mr Perkupp....John Rowe

Mr Farmerson....Alexander Delamere

Mr Borset....Stephen Crane

Mr Merton....Lennox Greaves

Mrs James / Mrs Jubb....Charlotte West-Oram

Pianist....Paul Herbert

Directed by Jenny Stephens

Dramatised by Kelvin Segger

The Diary of a Nobody

George and Weedon Grossmith's classic, sharp satire of Victorian suburban values.

1/2.

Charles Pooter is a man of modest ambition. He decides that, although he isn't a 'somebody' this shouldn't stop him keeping a diary for posterity.

Charles Pooter....Stephen Tompkinson

Carrie Pooter....Annette Badland

Lupin Pooter....Bertie Carvel

George Cummings....Neil Salvage

Mr Perkupp....John Rowe

Mr Farmerson....Alexander Delamere

Mr Borset....Stephen Crane

Mr Merton....Lennox Greaves

Mrs James / Mrs Jubb....Charlotte West-Oram

Pianist....Paul Herbert

Directed by Jenny Stephens

Dramatised by Kelvin Segger

2004091220040918

The Diary of a Nobody

George and Weedon Grossmith's classic, sharp satire of Victorian suburban values.

2/2. Charles Pooter continues his diary. His happy domestic routine is disturbed by the return home of his wayward and happy-go-lucky son, Lupin

Charles Pooter....Stephen Tompkinson

Carrie Pooter....Annette Badland

Lupin Pooter....Bertie Carvel

George Cummings....Neil Salvage

Mr Perkupp....John Rowe

Burwin Fosselton....Martin Parr

Pianist....Paul Herbert

Directed by Jenny Stephens.

Dramatised by Kelvin Segger.

The Diary of a Nobody

George and Weedon Grossmith's classic, sharp satire of Victorian suburban values.

2/2

Charles Pooter continues his diary. His happy domestic routine is disturbed by the return home of his wayward and happy-go-lucky son, Lupin

Charles Pooter....Stephen Tompkinson

Carrie Pooter....Annette Badland

Lupin Pooter....Bertie Carvel

George Cummings....Neil Salvage

Mr Perkupp....John Rowe

Burwin Fosselton....Martin Parr

Pianist....Paul Herbert

Directed by Jenny Stephens.

Dramatised by Kelvin Segger.

2004091920040925

The Tenth Man

By Graham Greene.

To mark the centenary of Graham Greene's birth, a dramatisation, by Neville Teller, of the novella Greene said he preferred to The Third Man.

In a prison in occupied France, one man in every ten is to be shot. Chavel, a wealthy lawyer, trades his life for all he possesses. But the deal is to have repercussions he could never have imagined

Jean Louis Chavel....Nathaniel Parker

Therese Mangeot....Indira Varma

Carosse....David Swift

Michel Mangeot/Scharführer....Tom George

Madame Mangeot....Elizabeth Bell

Mayor/Roche....Jon Glover

Trinchard/Jules/Priest....Philip Fox

Lenôtre/Hauptmann....Marc Eliot

Voisin....Gerard McDermott

Pierre/SS Officer....Sean Baker

Directed by Marion Nancarrow.

Dramatised by Neville Teller

2004092620041002

The Spire

By William Golding.

Dramatised by Gary Brown.

A two part adaptation of Golding's classic novel portraying the struggle between one man and his obsessive ambition.

Dean Jocelin has set himself an impossible task to add a 400 ft stone spire to his foundation-less cathedral regardless of the consequences.

Set in a stiflingly enclosed world of a Cathedral and it's close, The Spire offers a wonderfully immediate presentation of the processes of medieval building and the physical and emotional experience of the construction of a spire in defiance of physical laws.

It is essentially a story of religious hubris but the image of the spire, which grows higher as Jocelyn's spine crumbles is integral to this theme.

Jocelin....Oliver Cotton

Roger Mason, the master builder....John McArdle

Jehan....Deka Walmsley

Father Anselm....David Fleeshman

Pangall....Russell Dixon

Goody, Pangall's wife....Deborah McAndrew

Father Adam....Lloyd Peters

Chancellor....Rob Pickavance

2004100320041009

The Spire

By William Golding.

Dramatised by Gary Brown.

A two part adaptation of Golding's classic novel portraying the struggle between one man and his obsessive ambition.

Dean Jocelin forces up a towering 400 ft folly - a new spire to his foundation-less cathedral, coming into conflict with those around him as every stone is raised.

Set in a stiflingly enclosed world of a Cathedral and it's close, The Spire offers a wonderfully immediate presentation of the processes of medieval building and the physical and emotional experience of the construction of a spire in defiance of physical laws.

It is essentially a story of religious hubris but the image of the spire, which grows higher as Jocelyn's spine crumbles is integral to this theme.

Jocelin....Oliver Cotton

Roger Mason, the master builder....John McArdle

Jehan....Deka Walmsley

Father Anselm....David Fleeshman

Pangall....Russell Dixon

Goody, Pangall's wife....Deborah McAndrew

Father Adam....Lloyd Peters

Chancellor....Rob Pickavance

The Spire

By William Golding.

Dramatised by Gary Brown.

A two part adaptation of Golding's classic novel portraying the struggle between one man and his obsessive ambition.

Dean Jocelin forces up a towering 400 ft folly - a new spire to his foundation-less cathedral, coming into conflict with those around him as every stone is raised.

Set in a stiflingly enclosed world of a Cathedral and it's close, The Spire offers a wonderfully immediate presentation of the processes of medieval building and the physical and emotional experience of the construction of a spire in defiance of physical laws.

It is essentially a story of religious hubris but the image of the spire, which grows higher as Jocelyn's spine crumbles is integral to this theme.

Jocelin....Oliver Cotton

Roger Mason, the master builder....John McArdle

Jehan....Deka Walmsley

Father Anselm....David Fleeshman

Pangall....Russell Dixon

Goody, Pangall's wife....Deborah McAndrew

Father Adam....Lloyd Peters

Chancellor....Rob Pickavance

2004101020041016

A Sunset Touch

By Howard Spring

1/2. It's 1945 and an unexpected legacy means Roger Menheniot can fulfill his long-held dream and buy back the crumbling

family seat in Cornwall. But real life is to prove messier than idealised fantasy, especially where women are concerned.

Dramatised by DJ Britton.

Roger Menheniot....Paul Copley

Henry Savage....James Greene

Tom Littledale....Richard Mitchley

Kitty Littledale....Manon Edwards

Annie Hocking....Diana Berryman

Jim Brokenshire....David Shaw

Phil Menheniot....Stuart McLoughlin

Bella Thoroughgood....Mali Harries

A Sunset Touch

By Howard Spring

1/2. It's 1945 and an unexpected legacy means Roger Menheniot can fulfill his long-held dream and buy back the crumbling

family seat in Cornwall. But real life is to prove messier than idealised fantasy, especially where women are concerned.

Dramatised by DJ Britton.

Roger Menheniot....Paul Copley

Henry Savage....James Greene

Tom Littledale....Richard Mitchley

Kitty Littledale....Manon Edwards

Annie Hocking....Diana Berryman

Jim Brokenshire....David Shaw

Phil Menheniot....Stuart McLoughlin

Bella Thoroughgood....Mali Harries

2004101720041023

A Sunset Touch

DJ Britton's dramatisation of Howard Spring's novel set in 1945.

2/2. Roger Menheniot's clumsy courtship of Kitty has backfired, but his dalliance with Bella is to lead him into more dangerous

territory.

Roger Menheniot....Paul Copley

Bella Thoroughgood....Mali Harries

Kitty Littledale....Manon Edwards

Tom Littledale....Richard Mitchley

Henry Savage....James Greene

Annie Hocking....Diana Berryman

Jim Brokenshire....David Shaw

Ray Swithinbank....Brendan Charleson

Directed by Alison Hindell

2/2

A Sunset Touch

D J Britton's dramatisation of Howard Spring's novel set in 1945.

Roger Menheniot's clumsy courtship of Kitty has backfired, but his dalliance with Bella is to lead him into more dangerous

territory.

Roger Menheniot....Paul Copley

Bella Thoroughgood....Mali Harries

Kitty Littledale....Manon Edwards

Tom Littledale....Richard Mitchley

Henry Savage....James Greene

Annie Hocking....Diana Berryman

Jim Brokenshire....David Shaw

Ray Swithinbank....Brendan Charleson

Directed by Alison Hindell Then News

2004102420041030

L'Assommoir: Emile Zola's classic tale, dramatised in three parts by Diana Griffiths.

1/3

A startling, moving and honest account of life in working class Paris in the mid 19th Century. Gervaise dreams of starting her own laundry, but Coupeau has an accident and their saving are all spent. Will Gervaise's dream ever be realised?

Narrator....David Bradley

Gervaise....Claire Goose

Coupeau....John Thomson

Lantier....Mark Bazeley

Goujet....Paul Thomas Hickey

Mme Lorilleaux....Brigit Forsyth

M Lorilleaux....Russell Dixon

Virginie....Deborah McAndrew

Mme Boche....Siobhan Finneran

Bazouge/Mes-Bottes....Seamus O'Neill

Mme Coupeau....Ann Rye

Mme Goujet....Janice Mckenzie

Charles....Daniel Stansbury

Nana....Poppy Rush

Etienne....William Rush

Directed by Pauline Harris.

L'Assommoir: Emile Zola's classic tale, dramatised in three parts by Diana Griffiths.

1/3

A startling, moving and honest account of life in working class Paris in the mid 19th Century. Gervaise dreams of starting her own laundry, but Coupeau has an accident and their saving are all spent. Will Gervaise's dream ever be realised?

Narrator....David Bradley

Gervaise....Claire Goose

Coupeau....John Thomson

Lantier....Mark Bazeley

Goujet....Paul Thomas Hickey

Mme Lorilleaux....Brigit Forsyth

M Lorilleaux....Russell Dixon

Virginie....Deborah McAndrew

Mme Boche....Siobhan Finneran

Bazouge/Mes-Bottes....Seamus O'Neill

Mme Coupeau....Ann Rye

Mme Goujet....Janice Mckenzie

Charles....Daniel Stansbury

Nana....Poppy Rush

Etienne....William Rush

Directed by Pauline Harris

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L'Assommoir: Emile Zola's classic tale, dramatised in three parts by Diana Griffiths.

2/3

A startling, moving and honest account of life in working class Paris in the mid 19th Century. Coupeau's drinking is becoming a problem and Gervaise gets into debt. But she tries to forget her worries with a feast for her birthday. It's a riot of success until her former lover, Lantier reappears.

Narrator....David Bradley

Gervaise....Claire Goose

Coupeau....John Thomson

Lantier....Mark Bazeley

Goujet....Paul Thomas Hickey

Mme Lorilleaux....Brigit Forsyth

M Lorilleaux....Russell Dixon

Virginie....Deborah McAndrew

Mme Boche....Siobhan Finneran

Bazouge/Mes-Bottes....Seamus O'Neill

Mme Coupeau....Ann Rye

Mme Goujet....Janice McKenzie

M Poisson....David Crellin

Mme Poisson....Esther Wilson

Clemence....Stephanie Laguna-Walker

Nana....Poppy Rush

Directed by Pauline Harris.

L'Assommoir: Emile Zola's classic tale, dramatised in three parts by Diana Griffiths.

2/3

A startling, moving and honest account of life in working class Paris in the mid 19th Century. Coupeau's drinking is becoming a problem and Gervaise gets into debt. But she tries to forget her worries with a feast for her birthday. It's a riot of success until her former lover, Lantier reappears.

Narrator....David Bradley

Gervaise....Claire Goose

Coupeau....John Thomson

Lantier....Mark Bazeley

Goujet....Paul Thomas Hickey

Mme Lorilleaux....Brigit Forsyth

M Lorilleaux....Russell Dixon

Virginie....Deborah McAndrew

Mme Boche....Siobhan Finneran

Bazouge/Mes-Bottes....Seamus O'Neill

Mme Coupeau....Ann Rye

Mme Goujet....Janice Mckenzie

M Poisson....David Crellin

Mme Poisson....Esther Wilson

Clemence....Stephanie Laguna-Walker

Nana....Poppy Rush

Directed by Pauline Harris

2004110720041113

L'Assommoir

By Emile Zola, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

Claire Goose makes her radio debut in this three part dramatistaion of one of Zola's most powerful novels.

A startling, moving and honest account of life in working class Paris in the mid 19th century.

3/3

A poignant and elegiac conclusion as Coupeau's drinking drives him into hospital, and Gervaise falls further into poverty and despair.

Narrator....David Bradley

Gervaise....Claire Goose

Coupeau....John Thomson

Lantier....Mark Bazeley

Goujet....Paul Thomas Hickey

Mme Lorilleaux....Brigit Forsyth

M Lorilleaux....Russell Dixon

Virginie....Deborah Mcandrew

Mme Boche....Siobhan Finneran

Bazouge/Mes-Bottes....Seamus O'Neill

M Poisson....David Crellin

Mme Lerat....Esther Wilson

Nana....Rhea Bailey

Leonie....Stephanie Laguna-Walker

Pauline....Emily Fleeshman

Directed by Pauline Harris Then News

20041113

L'Assommoir

By Emile Zola, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

Claire Goose makes her radio debut in this three part dramatistaion of one of Zola's most powerful novels.

A startling, moving and honest account of life in working class Paris in the mid 19th century.

3/3

A poignant and elegiac conclusion as Coupeau's drinking drives him into hospital, and Gervaise falls further into poverty and despair.

Narrator....David Bradley

Gervaise....Claire Goose

Coupeau....John Thomson

Lantier....Mark Bazeley

Goujet....Paul Thomas Hickey

Mme Lorilleaux....Brigit Forsyth

M Lorilleaux....Russell Dixon

Virginie....Deborah Mcandrew

Mme Boche....Siobhan Finneran

Bazouge/Mes-Bottes....Seamus O'Neill

M Poisson....David Crellin

Mme Lerat....Esther Wilson

Nana....Rhea Bailey

Leonie....Stephanie Laguna-Walker

Pauline....Emily Fleeshman

Directed by Pauline Harris

2004111420041120

Indiana

By George Sand

1/2. Young Creole Indiana, pushed by her father into a loveless marriage with an older man, falls for handsome frivolous Raymon.

Winsome Pinnock's dramatisation marks the bicentenary of the birth of George Sand.

Indiana....Helen Longworth

Raymon....Paul Rhys

Colonel Delmare....Philip Voss

Noun....Ndidi Del Fatti

Ralph....Paul Panting

Mme de Ramiere....Richenda Carey

Mme Carvajal....Elizabeth Bell

Lelievre....Philip Fox

Narrated by Kate Buffery

Directed by Claire Grove.

Indiana

By George Sand

1/2. Young Creole Indiana, pushed by her father into a loveless marriage with an older man, falls for handsome frivolous Raymon.

Winsome Pinnock's dramatisation marks the bicentenary of the birth of George Sand.

Indiana....Helen Longworth

Raymon....Paul Rhys

Colonel Delmare....Philip Voss

Noun....Ndidi Del Fatti

Ralph....Paul Panting

Mme de Ramiere....Richenda Carey

Mme Carvajal....Elizabeth Bell

Lelievre....Philip Fox

Narrated by Kate Buffery

Directed by Claire Grove.

2004112820041204

Black Beauty

By Anna Sewell

Dramatised by Katie Hims

The 1877 classic which attempted to change careless attitudes towards horses in Nineteenth Century England. The story of a well-bred horse with a white star on his forehead who starts out in a good stable with friends Ginger and Merrylegs, but gradually comes down in the world, his health failing due to over-work and his spirit almost broken.

Black Beauty....Adam Godley

Beauty's Mother....Ndidi Del Fatti

Ginger....Liza Sadovy

Merrylegs....Jason Chan

John Manley....Ewan Bailey

Squire Gordon....Ioan Meredith

Lady Gordon....Helen Longworth

Joe Green....Stuart McLoughlin

York....Stephen Hogan

Reuben....Jon Glover

Jerry....Robert Hastie

Larry....Philip Fox

Director: Liz Webb

Black Beauty

By Anna Sewell

Dramatised by Katie Hims

The 1877 classic which attempted to change careless attitudes towards horses in Nineteenth Century England. The story of a well-bred horse with a white star on his forehead who starts out in a good stable with friends Ginger and Merrylegs, but gradually comes down in the world, his health failing due to over-work and his spirit almost broken.

Black Beauty....Adam Godley

Beauty's Mother....Ndidi Del Fatti

Ginger....Liza Sadovy

Merrylegs....Jason Chan

John Manley....Ewan Bailey

Squire Gordon....Ioan Meredith

Lady Gordon....Helen Longworth

Joe Green....Stuart McLoughlin

York....Stephen Hogan

Reuben....Jon Glover

Jerry....Robert Hastie

Larry....Philip Fox

Director: Liz Webb

2004120520041211

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, and adapted for radio by Michael Eaton and starring Timothy Spall and Sue Johnstone.

Samuel Pickwick and his friends set out on a journey to discover their world in Dickens's comically tragic and profoundly daft tale of Innocence abroad.

1/4

"A full and faithful report of the perambulations, perils and travels of the Pickwick Club."

News follows. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

2004122620050101

The Pickwick Papers

By Charles Dickens

Adapted for radio by Michael Eaton and starring Timothy Spall and Sue Johnstone.

4/4. The Pickwick Club is finally dissolved.

2005010220050108

Lucinda Brayford

By Martin Boyd

1/3. Written in the l940's by Australian writer Martin Boyd, this is the story of a beautiful and wealthy Australian girl who marries into the English Aristocracy at a time of great change to the traditional order.

Lucinda....Juliet Aubrey

Hugo....Jonathan Firth

Julie....Angela Pleasence

Fred....James Laurenson

Lydia....Abigail McKern

Lady Wendale....Eleanor Bron

Marian....Penelope Wilton

Arthur....Michael Cochrane

Vane....Nick Boulton

Chapman....David Timpson

Tony....Matt Day

Watteau....Miranda Barber

Bill (Child)....Pax Baldwin

Dramatised by Elspeth Sandys

Directed by Janet Whitaker

Lucinda Brayford

By Martin Boyd

1/3. Written in the l940's by Australian writer Martin Boyd, this is the story of a beautiful and wealthy Australian girl who marries into the English Aristocracy at a time of great change to the traditional order.

Lucinda....Juliet Aubrey

Hugo....Jonathan Firth

Julie....Angela Pleasence

Fred....James Laurenson

Lydia....Abigail McKern

Lady Wendale....Eleanor Bron

Marian....Penelope Wilton

Arthur....Michael Cochrane

Vane....Nick Boulton

Chapman....David Timpson

Tony....Matt Day

Watteau....Miranda Barber

Bill (Child)....Pax Baldwin

Dramatised by Elspeth Sandys

Directed by Janet Whitaker

2005010920050115

Lucinda Brayford

By Martin Boyd

2/3. Lucinda has made a society marriage and arrives in England to find all is not as she first thought.

Lucinda....Juliet Aubrey

Hugo....Jonathan Firth

Paul Brayford....Paul Rhys

Susannah Brayford....Pamela Wise

Marian....Penelope Wilton

Arthur....Michael Cochrane

Julie Vane....Angela Pleasence

Pat Lanfranc....Mark Straker

Tony Duff....Matt Day

Watteau....Miranda Barber

Bill Vane....Nick Boulton

Mrs Greene James....Joanna McCallum

Mrs Galway....Ndidi del Fatti

Driver....Jason Chan

Dramatised by Elspeth Sandys

Directed by Janet Whitaker

Lucinda Brayford

By Martin Boyd

2/3. Lucinda has made a society marriage and arrives in England to find all is not as she first thought.

Lucinda....Juliet Aubrey

Hugo....Jonathan Firth

Paul Brayford....Paul Rhys

Susannah Brayford....Pamela Wise

Marian....Penelope Wilton

Arthur....Michael Cochrane

Julie Vane....Angela Pleasence

Pat Lanfranc....Mark Straker

Tony Duff....Matt Day

Watteau....Miranda Barber

Bill Vane....Nick Boulton

Mrs Greene James....Joanna McCallum

Mrs Galway....Ndidi del Fatti

Driver....Jason Chan

Dramatised by Elspeth Sandys

Directed by Janet Whitaker

2005011620050122

Lucinda Brayford

By Martin Boyd

3/3. Lucinda's husband Hugo has been badly injured in the War but he has refused to divorce her. She becomes increasingly torn between what society expects of her and where her heart is.

Lucinda....Juliet Aubrey

Hugo....Jonathan Firth

Paul Brayford....Paul Rhys

Pat Lanfranc....Mark Straker

Marian....Penelope Wilton

Arthur....Michael Cochrane

Lydia....Abigail McKern

Fred....James Laurenson

Julie....Angela Pleasance

Bill....Nick Boulton

Tony Duff....Matt Day

Watteau....Miranda Barber

Bill Vane....Nick Boulton

Mrs Greene James....Joanna McCallum

Lord Fitzauncell....Stephen Hogan

Muriel....Helen Longworth

Heather....Alex Tregear

Mrs Galway....Ndidi del Fatti

Stephen....Pax Baldwin

Commanding Officer....Hugh Dickson

Dramatised by Elspeth Sandys

Directed by Janet Whitaker

Lucinda Brayford

By Martin Boyd

3/3. Lucinda's husband Hugo has been badly injured in the War but he has refused to divorce her. She becomes increasingly torn between what society expects of her and where her heart is.

Lucinda....Juliet Aubrey

Hugo....Jonathan Firth

Paul Brayford....Paul Rhys

Pat Lanfranc....Mark Straker

Marian....Penelope Wilton

Arthur....Michael Cochrane

Lydia....Abigail McKern

Fred....James Laurenson

Julie....Angela Pleasance

Bill....Nick Boulton

Tony Duff....Matt Day

Watteau....Miranda Barber

Bill Vane....Nick Boulton

Mrs Greene James....Joanna McCallum

Lord Fitzauncell....Stephen Hogan

Muriel....Helen Longworth

Heather....Alex Tregear

Mrs Galway....Ndidi del Fatti

Stephen....Pax Baldwin

Commanding Officer....Hugh Dickson

Dramatised by Elspeth Sandys

Directed by Janet Whitaker

2005012320050129

Fontamara

By Ignazio Silone

One of Italy's classic anti-fascist novels portraying the bitter struggles and rebellion of the peasant farmers of Southern Italy during the 1930's. Adapted for radio by Andrew Farrell Readman.

1/2

For years the villagers of Fontamara have suffered in silence, but when their only source of water is diverted to irrigate the fields of a Fascist landowner they decide to take action.

Giova....David Horovitch

Matale....Ellie Haddington

Romolo....Ben Crompton

Berardo....Adrian Bower

Scarpone....Matthew Dunster

Baldissera....Christopher Wilkinson

Maria Rosa....Denise Black

Elvira....Rina Mahoney

Don Circostanza/Teofilo....Robert Pickavance

Hon Pelino/Innocenzo....Will Tacey

Filippo Il Bello....Craig Cheetham

Fontamara

By Ignazio Silone

One of Italy's classic anti-fascist novels portraying the bitter struggles and rebellion of the peasant farmers of Southern Italy during the 1930's. Adapted for radio by Andrew Farrell Readman.

3/3. For years the villagers of Fontamara have suffered in silence, but when their only source of water is diverted to irrigate the fields of a Fascist landowner they decide to take action.

Giova....David Horovitch

Matale....Ellie Haddington

Romolo....Ben Crompton

Berardo....Adrian Bower

Scarpone....Matthew Dunster

Baldissera....Christopher Wilkinson

Maria Rosa....Denise Black

Elvira....Rina Mahoney

Don Circostanza/Teofilo....Robert Pickavance

Hon Pelino/Innocenzo....Will Tacey

Filippo Il Bello....Craig Cheetham

2005013020050205

Fontamara

By Ignazio Silone

Classic Italian anti-fascist novel set in 1930's Southern Italy.

2/2

Despite Berardo's attempts to escape the mounting trouble in Fontamara, his journey to Rome leads him into unexpected rebellion.

Cast

Giova....David Horovitch

Matale....Ellie Haddington

Romolo....Ben Crompton

Berardo....Adrian Bower

Scarpone....Matthew Dunster

Baldissera....Christopher Wilkinson

The Student....Michael Begley

Maria Rosa....Denise Black

Don Circostanza....Robert Pickavance

Don Achille....David Crellin

Translated by Eric Mosbacher, and adapted for radio by Andrew Farrell Readman.

Fontamara

By Ignazio Silone

Classic Italian anti-fascist novel set in 1930's Southern Italy.

2/2

Despite Berardo's attempts to escape the mounting trouble in Fontamara, his journey to Rome leads him into unexpected rebellion.

Cast

Giova....David Horovitch

Matale....Ellie Haddington

Romolo....Ben Crompton

Berardo....Adrian Bower

Scarpone....Matthew Dunster

Baldissera....Christopher Wilkinson

The Student....Michael Begley

Maria Rosa....Denise Black

Don Circostanza....Robert Pickavance

Don Achille....David Crellin

Translated by Eric Mosbacher, and adapted for radio by Andrew Farrell Readman.

2005020620050212

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

1/6. Swann's Way

Troubled by the demolition of life wrought by the passage of time, a writer embarks on a retrospective journey through his early years, first recalling his own childhood loves and the sad affair of Charles Swann and Odette de Crecy.

Proust the Narrator....James Wilby

Charles Swann....Julian Wadham

Odette de Crecy....Imogen Stubbs

Marcel as a boy....Steven Williams

Marcel's Father....Nicholas Farrell

Marcel's Mother....Deborah Findlay

Grandmother....Margaret Tyzack

Francoise....Rachel Atkins

Mrs Verdurin....Lynn Farleigh

Gilberte Swann....Penelope Rawlins

Vinteuil....David Schofield

Forcheville....Paul Goodwin

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

1/6. Swann's Way

Troubled by the demolition of life wrought by the passage of time, a writer embarks on a retrospective journey through his early years, first recalling his own childhood loves and the sad affair of Charles Swann and Odette de Crecy.

Proust the Narrator....James Wilby

Charles Swann....Julian Wadham

Odette de Crecy....Imogen Stubbs

Marcel as a boy....Steven Williams

Marcel's Father....Nicholas Farrell

Marcel's Mother....Deborah Findlay

Grandmother....Margaret Tyzack

Francoise....Rachel Atkins

Mrs Verdurin....Lynn Farleigh

Gilberte Swann....Penelope Rawlins

Vinteuil....David Schofield

Forcheville....Paul Goodwin

2005021320050219

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

2/6. The Budding Grove

Continuing the retrospective voyage of discovery through his early years, the writer recalls the awakening of passion and his painful transition from boy to man.

Proust the Narrator....James Wilby

Baron de Charlus....Corin Redgrave

Charles Swann....Julian Wadham

Odette de Crecy....Imogen Stubbs

Marcel as a boy....Steven Williams

Marcel as a youth....William Green

Marcel as a young man....Jonathan Firth

Gilberte Swann....Penelope Rawlins

Albertine....Zoe Waites

Robert de Saint-Loup....Julian Ovendon

Marcel's Father....Nicholas Farrell

Marcel's Mother....Deborah Findlay

Grandmother....Margaret Tyzack

Andre....Rebecca Smart

Mrs Verdurin....Lynn Farleigh

Elstir....Paul Goodwin

Directed by John Taylor

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

2/6. The Budding Grove

Continuing the retrospective voyage of discovery through his early years, the writer recalls the awakening of passion and his painful transition from boy to man.

Proust the Narrator....James Wilby

Baron de Charlus....Corin Redgrave

Charles Swann....Julian Wadham

Odette de Crecy....Imogen Stubbs

Marcel as a boy....Steven Williams

Marcel as a youth....William Green

Marcel as a young man....Jonathan Firth

Gilberte Swann....Penelope Rawlins

Albertine....Zoe Waites

Robert de Saint-Loup....Julian Ovendon

Marcel's Father....Nicholas Farrell

Marcel's Mother....Deborah Findlay

Grandmother....Margaret Tyzack

Andre....Rebecca Smart

Mrs Verdurin....Lynn Farleigh

Elstir....Paul Goodwin

Directed by John Taylor

2005022020050226

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

3/6. The Guermantes Way

Marcel's childhood enchantment with the Duchess of Guermantes matures into a passion but, when he eventually engineers a meeting, he is ill-prepared for the staggering gulf between his fantasy and the reality.

Proust the Narrator....James Wilby

Baron de Charlus....Corin Redgrave

Marcel as a young man....Jonathan Firth

Robert de Saint-Loup....Julian Ovenden

Duchess de Guermantes....Sara Kestelman

Charles Swann....Julian Wadham

Albertine....Zoe Waites

Francoise....Rachel Atkins

Marcel as a boy....Steven Williams

Duke du Boulbon....Ian Masters

Jupien....Kim Wall

Marcel's Mother....Deborah Findlay

Grandmother....Margaret Tyzack

Marcel's Father....Nicholas Farrell

Directed by John Taylor.

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

3/6. The Guermantes Way

Marcel's childhood enchantment with the Duchess of Guermantes matures into a passion but, when he eventually engineers a meeting, he is ill-prepared for the staggering gulf between his fantasy and the reality.

Proust the Narrator....James Wilby

Baron de Charlus....Corin Redgrave

Marcel as a young man....Jonathan Firth

Robert de Saint-Loup....Julian Ovendon

Duchess de Guermantes....Sara Kestelman

Charles Swann....Julian Wadham

Albertine....Zoe Waites

Francoise....Rachel Atkins

Marcel as a boy....Steven Williams

Duke du Boulbon....Ian Masters

Jupien....Kim Wall

Marcel's Mother....Deborah Findlay

Grandmother....Margaret Tyzack

Marcel's Father....Nicholas Farrell

Directed by John Taylor.

2005022720050305

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

4/6. Sodom and Gomorrah

Desperate to avoid the tortures of love, Marcel tries to make himself unavailable to Albertine. Meanwhile, the Baron de Charlus walks straight into a heartbreak.

Proust the Narrator....James Wilby

Marcel as a young man....Jonathan Firth

Albertine....Zoe Waites

Baron de Charlus....Corin Redgrave

Charles Swann....Julian Wadham

Robert de Saint-Loup....Julian Ovenden

Mrs Verdurin....Lynn Farleigh

Duchess de Guermantes....Sara Kestelman

Jupien....Kim Wall

Marcel's Mother....Deborah Findlay

Francoise....Rachel Atkins

Grandmother....Margaret Tyzack

Morel....Simon Treves

Marcel as a boy....Steven Williams

Mr Verdurin....Ian Masters

Directed by John Taylor.

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

4/6. Sodom and Gomorrah

Desperate to avoid the tortures of love, Marcel tries to make himself unavailable to Albertine. Meanwhile, the Baron de Charlus walks straight into a heartbreak.

Proust the Narrator....James Wilby

Marcel as a young man....Jonathan Firth

Albertine....Zoe Waites

Baron de Charlus....Corin Redgrave

Charles Swann....Julian Wadham

Robert de Saint-Loup....Julian Ovenden

Mrs Verdurin....Lynn Farleigh

Jupien....Kim Wall

Marcel's Mother....Deborah Findlay

Francoise....Rachel Atkins

Grandmother....Margaret Tyzack

Morel....Simon Treves

Marcel as a boy....Steven Williams

Mr Verdurin....Ian Masters

Directed by John Taylor.

2005030620050312

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

5/6. The Prisoner and the Fugitive

Holidaying in Venice away from his turbulent love affair with Albertine, Marcel receives a devastating telegram.

Proust the Narrator....James Wilby

Marcel....Jonathan Firth

Gilberte....Harriet Walter

Baron de Charlus....Corin Redgrave

The Duchess....Sara Kestelman

Marcel's Mother....Deborah Findlay

Francoise....Rachel Atkins

Albertine....Zoe Waites

Robert de Saint-Loup....Julian Ovenden

Andree....Rebecca Smart

Jupien....Kim Wall

Morel....Simon Treves

Mrs Verdurin....Lynn Farleigh

Gilberte as a girl....Penny Rawlins

The Doctor....Paul Goodwin

Marcel as a boy....Steven Williams

Directed by John Taylor.

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

5/6. The Prisoner and the Fugitive

Holidaying in Venice away from his turbulent love affair with Albertine, Marcel receives a devastating telegram.

Proust the Narrator....James Wilby

Marcel....Jonathan Firth

Gilberte....Harriet Walter

Baron de Charlus....Corin Redgrave

The Duchess....Sara Kestelman

Marcel's Mother....Deborah Findlay

Francoise....Rachel Atkins

Albertine....Zoe Waites

Robert de Saint-Loup....Julian Ovenden

Andree....Rebecca Smart

Jupien....Kim Wall

Morel....Simon Treves

Mrs Verdurin....Lynn Farleigh

Gilberte as a girl....Penny Rawlins

The Doctor....Paul Goodwin

Marcel as a boy....Steven Williams

Directed by John Taylor.

2005031320050319

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

6/6. Time Regained

As Paris is ravaged by the Great War, Marcel despairs at his own failures. However, the simplest of discoveries awakens astonishing possibilities.

Proust the Narrator/Marcel....James Wilby

Young Marcel....Jonathan Firth

Gilberte....Harriet Walter

Young Gilberte....Harriet Walter

Baron de Charlus....Corin Redgrave

The Duchess....Sara Kestelman

Odette....Jennifer Percey

Young Odette....Imogen Stubbs

Albertine....Zoe Waites

Robert de Saint-Loup....Julian Ovendon

Andree....Rebecca Smart

Jupien....Kim Wall

Morel....Simon Treves

Marcel's Mother....Deborah Findlay

Gilberte as a girl....Penny Rawlins

Marcel as a Boy....Steven Williams

Directed by John Taylor.

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

6/6. Time Regained

As Paris is ravaged by the Great War, Marcel despairs at his own failures. However, the simplest of discoveries awakens astonishing possibilities.

Proust the Narrator/Marcel....James Wilby

Young Marcel....Jonathan Firth

Gilberte....Harriet Walter

Young Gilberte....Harriet Walter

Baron de Charlus....Corin Redgrave

The Duchess....Sara Kestelman

Odette....Jennifer Percey

Young Odette....Imogen Stubbs

Albertine....Zoe Waites

Robert de Saint-Loup....Julian Ovendon

Andree....Rebecca Smart

Jupien....Kim Wall

Morel....Simon Treves

Marcel's Mother....Deborah Findlay

Gilberte as a girl....Penny Rawlins

Marcel as a Boy....Steven Williams

Directed by John Taylor.

2005032020050326

The Diary of Adam and Eve

A brilliant and affectionate satire about the battle of the sexes set in the Garden of Eden. In one of his lesser-known works, master American storyteller Mark Twain imagines what life must have been like for the first man and woman as they try to understand who they are, and why they have been put there.

Eve....Inika Leigh Wright

Adam....Tom Goodman-Hill

God/Satan....Tyrone Huggins

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

Dramatised by Martin Glynn.

The Diary of Adam and Eve

A brilliant and affectionate satire about the battle of the sexes set in The Garden of Eden. In a lesser-known work, master American storyteller Mark Twain imagines what life must have been like for the first man and woman as they try to understand who they are, and why they have been put there.

Eve....Inika Leigh Wright

Adam....Tom Goodman-Hill

God/Satan....Tyrone Huggins

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

Dramatised by Martin Glynn.

2005032720050402

Flash for Freedom

By George MacDonald Fraser.

1/2. It is 1848, and Flashman is considering a career in politics. But a calamitous game of pontoon with Disraeli plunges our hero into hair-raising escapades with a homicidal sea captain, the West African slave trade, and Congressman Abraham Lincoln?

Old Flashman....Joss Ackland

Young Flashman....Rhys Meredith

Crixus....Nigel Anthony

Captain Spring....Christian Rodska

Lincoln....William Hope

Messalina....Ndidi del Fatti

Fanny....Emily Wachter

Morrison....Jamie Newall

Lt Comber....Robert Hastie

Directed by Patrick Rayner.

Flash for Freedom

By George MacDonald Fraser.

1/2. It is 1848, and Flashman is considering a career in politics. But a calamitous game of pontoon with Disraeli plunges our hero into hair-raising involvement with a homicidal sea captain, the West African slave trade, and Congressman Abraham Lincoln?

Old Flashman....Joss Ackland

Young Flashman....Rhys Meredith

Crixus....Nigel Anthony

Captain Spring....Christian Rodska

Lincoln....William Hope

Messalina....Ndidi del Fatti

Fanny....Emily Wachter

Morrison....Jamie Newall

Lt Comber....Robert Hastie

Directed by Patrick Rayner.

2005040320050409

Flash for Freedom

By George MacDonald Fraser.

2/2. Now a reluctant agent of the Underground Railroad - a secret organisation dedicated to helping escaped slaves, Flashman finds himself fleeing for dear life up the Mississippi River.

Old Flashman....Joss Ackland

Young Flashman....Rhys Meredith

Cassy....Ndidi del Fatti

Crixus....Nigel Anthony

Randolph....Damian Lynch

Captain Spring....Christian Rodska

Lincoln....William Hope

Buck....Stuart Milligan

Mrs Payne....Emily Wachter

Lt. Comber....Robert Hastie

Directed by Patrick Rayner.

Then Weather.

"

Flash for Freedom

By George MacDonald Fraser.

2/2. Now a reluctant agent of the Underground Railroad - a secret organisation dedicated to helping escaped slaves - Flashman finds himself fleeing for dear life up the Mississippi River?

Old Flashman....Joss Ackland

Young Flashman....Rhys Meredith

Cassy....Ndidi del Fatti

Crixus....Nigel Anthony

Randolph....Damian Lynch

Captain Spring....Christian Rodska

Lincoln....William Hope

Buck....Stuart Milligan

Mrs Payne....Emily Wachter

Lt. Comber....Robert Hastie

Directed by Patrick Rayner.

Then News.

"

The Raj Quartet: The Jewel in the Crown

By Paul Scott, dramatised by John Harvey.

1/9. A dramatisation of the classic series of novels charting the last days of the British Raj in India as the Second World War leads inevitably towards Independence.

Daphne Manners arrives in Mayapore and meets two men who are to change her life: Hari Kumar and Ronald Merrick.

Daphne Manners....Anna Maxwell Martin

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

Lily Chatterji....Josephine Welcome

Sister Ludmilla....Susan Engel

Dr De Souza....Kulvinder Ghir

Miss Edwina Crane....Phyllida Law

Dr Anna Klaus....Susan Jameson

Poulson....John Rowe

Sergeant Singh/Gupta Sen....Ravin J Ganatra

Other parts played by Helen Longworth, Robert Hastie, Emily Wachter and Stephen Hogan.

Music by Raiomond Mirza

Directed by Sally Avens"

2005041020050416

The Raj Quartet: The Jewel in the Crown

By Paul Scott, dramatised by John Harvey.

1/9. A dramatisation of the classic series of novels charting the last days of the British Raj in India as the Second World War leads inevitably towards Independence.

Daphne Manners arrives in Mayapore and meets two men who are to change her life: Hari Kumar and Ronald Merrick.

Daphne Manners....Anna Maxwell Martin

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

Lily Chatterji....Josephine Welcome

Sister Ludmilla....Susan Engel

Dr De Souza....Kulvinder Ghir

Miss Edwina Crane....Phyllida Law

Dr Anna Klaus....Susan Jameson

Poulson....John Rowe

Sergeant Singh/Gupta Sen....Ravin J Ganatra

Other parts played by Helen Longworth, Robert Hastie, Emily Wachter and Stephen Hogan.

Music by Raiomond Mirza

Directed by Sally Avens

The Raj Quartet: The Jewel in the Crown

By Paul Scott, dramatised by John Harvey.

1/9. A dramatisation of the classic series of novels charting the last days of the British Raj in India as the Second World War leads inevitably towards Independence.

Daphne Manners arrives in Mayapore and meets two men who are to change her life: Hari Kumar and Ronald Merrick.

Daphne Manners....Anna Maxwell Martin

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

Lily Chatterji....Josephine Welcome

Sister Ludmilla....Susan Engel

Dr De Souza....Kulvinder Ghir

Miss Edwina Crane....Phyllida Law

Dr Anna Klaus....Susan Jameson

Poulson....John Rowe

Sergeant Singh/Gupta Sen....Ravin J Ganatra

Other parts played by Helen Longworth, Robert Hastie, Emily Wachter and Stephen Hogan.

Music by Raiomond Mirza

Directed by Sally Avens

2005041720050423

The Raj Quartet: The Jewel in the Crown

By Paul Scott, dramatised by John Harvey.

2/9. Daphne's friendship with Hari Kumar deepens as the relationship between Britain and India grows more volatile.

Daphne Manners....Anna Maxwell Martin

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

Lily Chatterji....Josephine Welcome

Aunt Shalini....Nina Wadia

Sister Ludmilla....Susan Engel

Miss Edwina Crane....Phyllida Law

Mr Chaudhuri....Paul Bazely

Other parts played by Shiv Grewal, Rez Kempton and Jason Chan.

Music by Raiomond Mirza

Directed by Sally Avens

The Raj Quartet: The Jewel in the Crown

By Paul Scott, dramatised by John Harvey.

2/9. Daphne's friendship with Hari Kumar deepens as the relationship between Britain and India grows more volatile.

Daphne Manners....Anna Maxwell Martin

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

Lily Chatterji....Josephine Welcome

Aunt Shalini....Nina Wadia

Sister Ludmilla....Susan Engel

Miss Edwina Crane....Phyllida Law

Mr Chaudhuri....Paul Bazely

Other parts played by Shiv Grewal, Rez Kempton and Jason Chan.

Music by Raiomond Mirza

Directed by Sally Avens

2005042420050430

The Raj Quartet: The Jewel in the Crown

By Paul Scott, dramatised by John Harvey.

3/9. The rape in the Bibighar Gardens brings Daphne and Hari's relationship to a painful conclusion.

Daphne Manners....Anna Maxwell Martin

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

Lily Chatterji....Josephine Welcome

Aunt Shalini....Nina Wadia

Sister Ludmilla....Susan Engel

Miss Edwina Crane....Phyllida Law

Mr Chaudhuri....Paul Bazely

Other parts played by Shiv Grewal, Rez Kempton and Jason Chan.

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Directed by Sally Avens.

The Raj Quartet: The Jewel in the Crown

By Paul Scott, dramatised by John Harvey.

3/9. The rape in the Bibighar Gardens brings Daphne and Hari's relationship to a painful conclusion.

Daphne Manners....Anna Maxwell Martin

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

Lily Chatterji....Josephine Welcome

Aunt Shalini....Nina Wadia

Sister Ludmilla....Susan Engel

Miss Edwina Crane....Phyllida Law

Mr Chaudhuri....Paul Bazely

Other parts played by Shiv Grewal, Rez Kempton and Jason Chan.

Music by Raiomond Mirza

Directed by Sally Avens

2005050120050507

The Raj Quartet

By Paul Scott. Dramatised by Shelley Silas.

4/9. The Day of the Scorpion

Sarah Layton's engagement is announced. Her fianc, Teddy Bingham, is stationed with his regiment in Mirat, and is sharing his quarters with Captain Ronald Merrick.

Sarah Layton....Lia Williams

Mildred Layton....Geraldine James

Susan Layton....Alex Tregear

Teddie Bingham....Nicholas Boulton

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Lady Manners....Irene Sutcliffe

Count Bronowski....Gary Waldhorn

Fenny Grace....Selina Griffiths

Pandit Baba....Nadim Sawalha

Ahmed Kasim....Shiv Grewal

Nigel Rowan....Benedict Cumberbatch

Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

Gopal....Bhasker Patel

With Stuart McLoughlin and Robert Hastie

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

The Raj Quartet

By Paul Scott. Dramatised by Shelley Silas.

4/9. The Day of the Scorpion

Sarah Layton's engagement is announced. Her fianc, Teddy Bingham, is stationed with his regiment in Mirat, and is sharing his quarters with Captain Ronald Merrick.

Sarah Layton....Lia Williams

Mildred Layton....Geraldine James

Susan Layton....Alex Tregear

Teddie Bingham....Nicholas Boulton

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Lady Manners....Irene Sutcliffe

Count Bronowski....Gary Waldhorn

Fenny Grace....Selina Griffiths

Pandit Baba....Nadim Sawalha

Ahmed Kasim....Shiv Grewal

Nigel Rowan....Benedict Cumberbatch

Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

Gopal....Bhasker Patel

With Stuart McLoughlin and Robert Hastie

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

2005050820050514

The Raj Quartet

By Paul Scott. Dramatised by Shelley Silas.

5/9. The Day of the Scorpion

Lady Manners hears Hari Kumar's account of his interrogation at the hands of Ronald Merrick. In Mirat, Susan and Teddie get married, and back in Pankot, Barbie Batchelor has trouble with her wedding gift.

Sarah Layton....Lia Williams

Mildred Layton....Geraldine James

Susan Layton....Alex Tregear

Teddie Bingham....Nicholas Boulton

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Barbie Batchelor....Marcia Warren

Mabel Layton....Margaret Tyzack

Count Bronowski....Gary Waldhorn

Fenny Grace....Selina Griffiths

The Nawab....Raad Rawi

Ahmed Kasim....Shiv Grewal

Aunt Shalini....Nina Wadia

Nigel Rowan....Benedict Cumberbatch

Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

Gopal....Bhasker Patel

With Amit Shah

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

The Raj Quartet

By Paul Scott. Dramatised by Shelley Silas.

5/9. The Day of the Scorpion

Lady Manners hears Hari Kumar's account of his interrogation at the hands of Ronald Merrick. In Mirat, Susan and Teddie get married, and back in Pankot, Barbie Batchelor has trouble with her wedding gift.

Sarah Layton....Lia Williams

Mildred Layton....Geraldine James

Susan Layton....Alex Tregear

Teddie Bingham....Nicholas Boulton

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Barbie Batchelor....Marcia Warren

Mabel Layton....Margaret Tyzack

Count Bronowski....Gary Waldhorn

Fenny Grace....Selina Griffiths

The Nawab....Raad Rawi

Ahmed Kasim....Shiv Grewal

Aunt Shalini....Nina Wadia

Nigel Rowan....Benedict Cumberbatch

Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

Gopal....Bhasker Patel

With Amit Shah

Music by Raiomond Mirza

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

2005051520050521

The Raj Quartet

By Paul Scott. Dramatised by John Harvey.

6/9. The Day of the Scorpion

Sarah travels to Calcutta to visit Ronald Merrick in hospital, and to hear a first hand account of Teddie Bingham's tragic encounter with Indian National Army troops.

Sarah Layton....Lia Williams

Mildred Layton....Geraldine James

Susan Layton....Alex Tregear

Teddie Bingham....Nicholas Boulton

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Fenny Grace....Selina Griffiths

Barbie Batchelor....Marcia Warren

Mabel Layton....Margaret Tyzack

General Rankin....Hugh Dickson

Clark....Giles Fagan

Mira....Priyanga Elan

Reverend Peplow....Ian Masters

With Jason Chan, Shiv Grewal, Robert Hastie and Emily Wachter

Music by Raiomond Mirza

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

2005052220050528

The Raj Quartet

By Paul Scott. Dramatised by John Harvey.

7/9. The Towers of Silence

Barbie Batchelor, Mabel Layton's companion, has to leave Rose Cottage following Mabel's death. It is the summer of 1945, and as the war comes to a close, the days of the British Raj are numbered.

Sarah Layton....Lia Williams

Mildred Layton....Geraldine James

Susan Layton....Alex Tregear

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Fenny Grace....Selina Griffiths

Barbie Batchelor....Marcia Warren

Reverend Peplow....Ian Masters

Clarissa Peplow....Susan Jameson

Kenneth Coley....Stephen Hogan

With Jason Chan, Shiv Grewal, Robert Hastie, Rez Kempton, Stuart McLoughlin and Ndidi Del Fatti

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

2005052920050604

The Raj Quartet

By Paul Scott. Dramatised by Shelley Silas.

8/9. A Division of the Spoils

The Layton family are reunited with Colonel Layton's release from prison but divided by Susan's decision to remarry.

Sarah Layton....Lia Williams

Guy Perron....Jeremy Northam

Count Bronowski....Gary Waldhorn

Ahmed....Shiv Grewal

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Colonel Layton....Hugh Dickson

Edward....Matthew Thomas-Davies

Susan Layton....Alex Tregear

Nigel Rowan....Benedict Cumberbatch

MAK....Sam Dastor

Sayed Kasim....Amerjit Deu

Sergeant....Stuart McLoughlin

Music by Raiomond Mirza

Directed by Sally Avens

The Raj Quartet

By Paul Scott. Dramatised by Shelley Silas.

8/9. A Division of the Spoils

The Layton family are reunited with Colonel Layton's release from prison but divided by Susan's decision to remarry.

Sarah Layton....Lia Williams

Guy Perron....Jeremy Northam

Count Bronowski....Gary Waldhorn

Ahmed....Shiv Grewal

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Colonel Layton....Hugh Dickson

Edward....Matthew Thomas-Davies

Susan Layton....Alex Tregear

Nigel Rowan....Benedict Cumberbatch

MAK....Sam Dastor

Sayed Kasim....Amerjit Deu

Sergeant....Stuart McLoughlin

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Directed by Sally Avens.

2005060520050611

The Raj Quartet

By Paul Scott. Dramatised by Shelley Silas.

9/9. A Division of the Spoils

Guy Perron returns to India in time for Independence, but the division of the country has tragic consequences.

Guy Perron....Jeremy Northam

Nigel Rowan....Benedict Cumberbatch

Sarah Layton....Lia Williams

Edward....Matthew Thomas Davies

Susan Layton....Alex Tregear

Bronowski....Gary Waldhorn

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Major Peabody....Sean Baker

Mrs Peabody....Susan Jameson

Bob Blake....Rob Hastie

Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

With Shiv Grewal, Nicholas Boulton, Amit Shah and Emily Wachter

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Directed by Sally Avens.

Then Weather.

"

The Raj Quartet

By Paul Scott. Dramatised by Shelley Silas.

9/9. A Division of the Spoils

Guy Perron returns to India in time for Independence, but the division of the country has tragic consequences.

Guy Perron....Jeremy Northam

Nigel Rowan....Benedict Cumberbatch

Sarah Layton....Lia Williams

Edward....Matthew Thomas Davies

Susan Layton....Alex Tregear

Bronowski....Gary Waldhorn

Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

Major Peabody....Sean Baker

Mrs Peabody....Susan Jameson

Bob Blake....Rob Hastie

Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

With Shiv Grewal, Nicholas Boulton, Amit Shah and Emily Wachter

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Directed by Sally Avens.

2005061220050618

The Return of the Native

By Thomas Hardy, dramatised by David Calcutt.

1/3. It's November 5th, and while Eustacia Vye waits on Egdon Heath for her erstwhile lover Damon Wildeve, his fiance Tamsin Yeobright has been jilted at the altar.

Thomas Hardy....David Calder

Eustacia Vye....Emma Fielding

Damon Wildeve....Timothy Watson

Clym Yeobright....Adam Godley

Diggory Venn....Ben Crowe

Mrs Yeobright....Annette Badland

Tamsin Yeobright....Cathy Sara

Granfer Cantle....Gerry Hinks

Timothy Fairway....Stephen Tomlin

Humphrey....Martin Reeve

Christian Cantle....Oliver Hembrough

Susan Nunsuch....Sunny Ormonde

Johnny Nunsuch....Ben Tibber

Captain Vye....Martyn Read

Traditional music arranged and played by Chris Leslie.

Directed by Rosemary Watts.

The Return of the Native

By Thomas Hardy, dramatised by David Calcutt.

1/3. It's November 5th, and while Eustacia Vye waits on Egdon Heath for her erstwhile lover Damon Wildeve, his fiance Tamsin Yeobright has been jilted at the altar.

Thomas Hardy....David Calder

Eustacia Vye....Emma Fielding

Damon Wildeve....Timothy Watson

Clym Yeobright....Adam Godley

Diggory Venn....Ben Crowe

Mrs Yeobright....Annette Badland

Tamsin Yeobright....Cathy Sara

Granfer Cantle....Gerry Hinks

Timothy Fairway....Stephen Tomlin

Humphrey....Martin Reeve

Christian Cantle....Oliver Hembrough

Susan Nunsuch....Sunny Ormonde

Johnny Nunsuch....Ben Tibber

Captain Vye....Martyn Read

Traditional music arranged and played by Chris Leslie.

Directed by Rosemary Watts. Then News.

"

2005061920050625

The Return of the Native

By Thomas Hardy, dramatised by David Calcutt.

2/3. Clym Yeobright has returned home from Paris, and a contrived meeting between him and Eustacia has sparked a mutual interest. Is he the man she has been dreaming of?

Thomas Hardy....David Calder

Eustacia Vye....Emma Fielding

Clym Yeobright....Adam Godley

Damon Wildeve....Timothy Watson

Mrs Yeobright....Annette Badland

Tamsin Yeobright....Cathy Sara

Diggory Venn....Ben Crowe

Granfer Cantle....Gerry Hinks

Timothy Fairway....Stephen Tomlin

Humphrey....Martin Reeve

Christian Cantle....Oliver Hembrough

Susan Nunsuch....Sunny Ormonde

Johnny Nunsuch....Ben Tibber

Captain Vye....Martyn Read

Traditional music arranged and played by Chris Leslie.

Directed by Rosemary Watts.

The Return of the Native

By Thomas Hardy, dramatised by David Calcutt.

2/3. Clym Yeobright has returned home from Paris, and a contrived meeting between him and Eustacia has sparked a mutual interest. Is he the man she has been dreaming of?

Thomas Hardy....David Calder

Eustacia Vye....Emma Fielding

Clym Yeobright....Adam Godley

Damon Wildeve....Timothy Watson

Mrs Yeobright....Annette Badland

Tamsin Yeobright....Cathy Sara

Diggory Venn....Ben Crowe

Granfer Cantle....Gerry Hinks

Timothy Fairway....Stephen Tomlin

Humphrey....Martin Reeve

Christian Cantle....Oliver Hembrough

Susan Nunsuch....Sunny Ormonde

Johnny Nunsuch....Ben Tibber

Captain Vye....Martyn Read

Traditional music arranged and played by Chris Leslie.

Directed by Rosemary Watts.

2005062620050702

The Return of the Native

By Thomas Hardy. Dramatised by David Calcutt.

3/3. Clym and Eustacia are married, but her disappointment over Clym's intention to stay on Egdon Heath and the resurgence of her passion for Wildeve threatens to blight all their lives.

Thomas Hardy....David Calder

Eustacia Vye....Emma Fielding

Clym Yeobright....Adam Godley

Damon Wildeve....Timothy Watson

Mrs Yeobright....Annette Badland

Tamsin Yeobright....Cathy Sara

Diggory Venn....Ben Crowe

Granfer Cantle....Gerry Hinks

Timothy Fairway....Stephen Tomlin

Humphrey....Martin Reeve

Christian Cantle....Oliver Hembrough

Susan Nunsuch....Sunny Ormonde

Johnny Nunsuch....Ben Tibber

Captain Vye....Martyn Read

Traditional music arranged and played by Chris Leslie.

Directed by Rosemary Watts.

The Return of the Native

By Thomas Hardy. Dramatised by David Calcutt.

3/3. Clym and Eustacia are married, but her disappointment over Clym's intention to stay on Egdon Heath and the resurgence of her passion for Wildeve threatens to blight all their lives.

Thomas Hardy....David Calder

Eustacia Vye....Emma Fielding

Clym Yeobright....Adam Godley

Damon Wildeve....Timothy Watson

Mrs Yeobright....Annette Badland

Tamsin Yeobright....Cathy Sara

Diggory Venn....Ben Crowe

Granfer Cantle....Gerry Hinks

Timothy Fairway....Stephen Tomlin

Humphrey....Martin Reeve

Christian Cantle....Oliver Hembrough

Susan Nunsuch....Sunny Ormonde

Johnny Nunsuch....Ben Tibber

Captain Vye....Martyn Read

Traditional music arranged and played by Chris Leslie.

Directed by Rosemary Watts.

2005070320050709

Greenmantle

By John Buchan, dramatised by Patricia Hannah.

1/2. In 1915 Richard Hannay is summoned to the War Office where Sir Walter Hannay tells him of an impending Holy War in the East.

Greenmantle, a mythical figure now become flesh is preparing to lead a great Islamic army against the infidel English. Hannay's mission is to identify Greenmantle and destroy him. His companions on this venture are the Honourable Sandy Arbuthnot, polyglot and master of disguise, and John Scantlebury Blenkiron, a dyspeptic Bostonian. With Hannay playing the part of a German sympathiser, all three go their separate and dangerous ways to penetrate the heart of the conspiracy.

Richard Hannay....David Robb

Sandy Arbuthnot.. James Fleet

Sir Walter Bullivant....Clive Merrison

John S Blenkiron....Stuart Milligan

Peter Pienaar....Jon Glover

Ulric von Stumm....Jack Klaff

German Agent/Barge Captain/Kuprasso....David Timson

German Mother....Rachel Atkins

Herr Gaudian/British Corporal....Harry Myers

Under-Secretary/Harry Bullivant....Matthew Pidgeon

Directed by Bruce Young

Greenmantle

By John Buchan, dramatised by Patricia Hannah.

1/2. In 1915 Richard Hannay is summoned to the War Office where Sir Walter Hannay tells him of an impending Holy War in the East.

Greenmantle, a mythical figure now become flesh is preparing to lead a great Islamic army against the infidel English. Hannay's mission is to identify Greenmantle and destroy him. His companions on this venture are the Honourable Sandy Arbuthnot, polyglot and master of disguise, and John Scantlebury Blenkiron, a dyspeptic Bostonian. With Hannay playing the part of a German sympathiser, all three go their separate and dangerous ways to penetrate the heart of the conspiracy.

Richard Hannay....David Robb

Sandy Arbuthnot.. James Fleet

Sir Walter Bullivant....Clive Merrison

John S Blenkiron....Stuart Milligan

Peter Pienaar....Jon Glover

Ulric von Stumm....Jack Klaff

German Agent/Barge Captain/Kuprasso....David Timson

German Mother....Rachel Atkins

Herr Gaudian/British Corporal....Harry Myers

Under-Secretary/Harry Bullivant....Matthew Pidgeon

Directed by Bruce Young

2005071020050716

Greenmantle

By John Buchan, dramatised by Patricia Hannah.

2/2. In 1915 the prophet Greenmantle is said to be preparing to lead a great Islamic army against the infidel English. But Hannay discovers that Greenmantle has fallen under the spell of the beautiful Hilda von Einem. Mad, bad and very dangerous to know, Hilda von Einem plans to use Greenmantle to increase German imperial domination.

Richard Hannay....David Robb

Sandy Arbuthnot.. James Fleet

Blenkiron....Stuart Milligan

Hilda Von Einem....Juliet Aubrey

Peter Pienaar....Jon Glover

Ulric von Stumm....Jack Klaff

Hussin....Hash Chamchoun

Balloon Seller/Officer....Matthew Pidgeon

Directed by Bruce Young

2005071720050723

Caesar!

1/3. The Best of Mothers

In the first of three Mike Walker plays drawing on the Lives of the Caesars, he shows how the Emperor Nero was a thwarted artist who hated violence and was only brought down for transgressing the Roman code of gravitas.

Nero....Jonathan Forbes

Agrippina....Frances Barber

Seneca....Stephen Boxer

Petronius....Nicholas Boulton

Poppea....Ndidi Ama

Phaos....Jason Chan

Anicetus....Christian Rodska

Epaphroditus....Hugh Dickson

Burrus....Stephen Hogan

Music by David Pickvance and Sylvia Hallett.

Directed by Steven Canny.

Caesar!

1/3. The Best of Mothers

In the first of three Mike Walker plays drawing on the Lives of the Caesars, he shows how the Emperor Nero was a thwarted artist who hated violence and was only brought down for transgressing the Roman code of gravitas.

Nero....Jonathan Forbes

Agrippina....Frances Barber

Seneca....Stephen Boxer

Petronius....Nicholas Boulton

Poppea....Ndidi Ama

Phaos....Jason Chan

Anicetus....Christian Rodska

Epaphroditus....Hugh Dickson

Burrus....Stephen Hogan

Music by David Pickvance and Sylvia Hallett.

Directed by Steven Canny.

Produced by Jeremy Mortimer.

2005072420050730

Caesar!

By Mike Walker.

The historian Suetonius is drawn into Hadrian's private life when he befriends the Emperor's young lover, Antinous, and travels with them into the heart of Egypt.

Antinous....Andrew Garfield

Suetonius....Jonathan Coy

Julia Balbilla....Emily Wachter

Emperor Hadrian....Jonathan Hyde

Empress Sabina....Amanda Root

Pachrates....Stephen Hogan

With Jason Chan and Nicholas Boulton.

Music by David Pickvance.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

By Mike Walker.

The historian Suetonius is drawn into Hadrian's private life when he befriends the Emperor's young lover, Antinous, and travels with them into the heart of Egypt.

Antinous....Andrew Garfield

Suetonius....Jonathan Coy

Julia Balbilla....Emily Wachter

Emperor Hadrian....Jonathan Hyde

Empress Sabina....Amanda Root

Pachrates....Stephen Hogan

With Jason Chan and Nicholas Boulton.

Music by David Pickvance.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

2005073120050806

Caesar!

By Mike Walker.

3/3. Citizens in a Great City

Young Commodus buckles under the expectations put upon him by his father, the philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius. Septimus Severus is called upon to save the Empire from anarchy.

Marcus Aurelius....Ronald Pickup

Septimus Severus....Ray Fearon

Julia Domna....Helen McCrory

Galen....Hugh Dickson

Commodus....Jim Sturgess

General....Stephen Hogan

Speaker....Nicholas Boulton

Alexander of Abonuchius....Martin Hyder

Music by David Pickvance.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

Caesar!

By Mike Walker.

3/3. Citizens in a Great City

Young Commodus buckles under the expectations put upon him by his father, the philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius. Septimus Severus is called upon to save the Empire from anarchy.

Marcus Aurelius....Ronald Pickup

Septimus Severus....Ray Fearon

Julia Domna....Helen McCrory

Galen....Hugh Dickson

Commodus....Jim Sturgess

General....Stephen Hogan

Speaker....Nicholas Boulton

Alexander of Abonuchius....Martin Hyder

Music by David Pickvance.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

2005080720050813

Oblomov

By Ivan Goncharov. Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

1/2. Gentle, intelligent Oblomov completely fails to deal with life. He lives in a flat in St Petersburg. He is always about to go and sort out his estate but he rarely gets out of bed. Never doing today what he can put off until tomorrow, Oblomov is a tragic-comic hero for a couch potato generation.

Oblomov....Toby Jones

Zahar....Trevor Peacock

Olga....Claire Skinner

Doctor....Clive Swift

Tarantyev....Gerard McDermott

Stoltz....Nicholas Boulton

Olga's Aunt....Richenda Carey

Singer....Olivia Robinson

Pianist....Helen Crayford

Directed by Claire Grove.

Oblomov

By Ivan Goncharov. Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

1/2. Gentle, intelligent Oblomov completely fails to deal with life. He lives in a flat in St Petersburg. He is always about to go and sort out his estate but he rarely gets out of bed. Never doing today what he can put off until tomorrow, Oblomov is a tragic-comic hero for a couch potato generation.

Oblomov....Toby Jones

Zahar....Trevor Peacock

Olga....Claire Skinner

Doctor....Clive Swift

Tarantyev....Gerard McDermott

Stoltz....Nicholas Boulton

Olgas Aunt....Richenda Carey

Singer....Olivia Robinson

Pianist....Helen Crayford

Directed by Claire Grove.

2005081420050820

Oblomov

By Ivan Goncharov

Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt

2/2. Gentle and intelligent, Oblomov completely fails to deal with life. He lives in a flat in St Petersburg never doing today what he can put off till tomorrow. During a summer in the country he has fallen in love with pretty clever Olga. Back in St Petersburg, Olga's patience is put to the test.

Oblomov....Toby Jones

Zahar....Trevor Peacock

Olga....Claire Skinner

Tarantyev....Gerard McDermott

Stoltz....Nicholas Boulton

Agafya....Fiona Clarke

Nicolai....Harry Myers

Director Claire Grove

Oblomov

By Ivan Goncharov

Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt

2/2. Gentle and intelligent, Oblomov completely fails to deal with life. He lives in a flat in St Petersburg never doing today what he can put off till tomorrow. During a summer in the country he has fallen in love with pretty clever Olga. Back in St Petersburg, Olga's patience is put to the test.

Oblomov....Toby Jones

Zahar....Trevor Peacock

Olga....Claire Skinner

Tarantyev....Gerard McDermott

Stoltz....Nicholas Boulton

Agafya....Fiona Clarke

Nicolai....Harry Myers

Director Claire Grove

2005082120050827

Le Grand Meaulnes

By Alain-Fournier. Dramatised by Jennifer Howarth.

1/2. Set in rural France at the turn of the 20th century, Augustin Meaulnes is a new arrival at the village school run by Francois Seurel's parents.

Narrator (Francois Seurel)....Simon Russell Beale

Young Francois....Oliver Hembrough

Augustin Meaulnes....Stuart McLoughlin

Yvonne De Galais....Sophie Ladds

Frantz De Galais....Arran Glass

Jasmin DeLouche....Fraser Burrows

Monsieur Seurel....Jonathan Nibbs

Millie....Jenny Coverack

With Peter Nolan, Caroline Hunt, Pameli Benham, Chris Donelly and David Collins.

Directed by Sara Davies.

Le Grand Meaulnes

By Alain-Fournier

Dramatised by Jennifer Howarth

1/2. Set in rural France at the turn of the twentieth century, Augustin Meaulnes is a new arrival at the village school run by Francois Seurel's parents.

Narrator (Francois Seurel)....Simon Russell Beale

Young Francois....Oliver Hembrough

Augustin Meaulnes....Stuart McLoughlin

Yvonne De Galais....Sophie Ladds

Frantz De Galais....Arran Glass

Jasmin DeLouche....Fraser Burrows

M. Seurel....Jonathan Nibbs

Millie....Jenny Coverack

With Peter Nolan, Caroline Hunt, Pameli Benham, Chris Donelly and David Collins.

Directed by Sara Davies.

2005082820050903

Le Grand Meaulnes

By Alain-Fournier. Dramatised by Jennifer Howarth.

2/2. Set in rural France at the turn of the 20th century. Francois Seurel's best friend Augustin Meaulnes has despaired of finding again the magical lost domain and the beautiful girl he fell in love with. Meaulnes has gone to Paris to search for her, leaving Francois to settle back into his studies.

Narrator (Francois Seurel)....Simon Russell Beale

Young Francois....Oliver Hembrough

Augustin Meaulnes....Stuart McLoughlin

Yvonne De Galais....Sophie Ladds

Frantz De Galais....Arran Glass

M. De Galais....Andrew Hilton

Jasmin DeLouche....Fraser Burrows

Uncle Florentin....Chris Donelly

Marie-Louise....Sarah Counsell

Lawyer....David Collins

With Caroline Hunt, and Jenny Coverack.

Directed by Sara Davies.

Le Grand Meaulnes

By Alain-Fournier. Dramatised by Jennifer Howarth.

2/2. Set in rural France at the turn of the twentieth century. Francois Seurel, whose best friend Augustin Meaulnes has despaired of finding again the magical lost domain and the beautiful girl he fell in love with there. Meaulnes has gone to Paris to search for her, leaving Francois to settle back into his studies.

Narrator (Francois Seurel)....Simon Russell Beale

Young Francois....Oliver Hembrough

Augustin Meaulnes....Stuart McLoughlin

Yvonne De Galais....Sophie Ladds

Frantz De Galais....Arran Glass

M. De Galais....Andrew Hilton

Jasmin DeLouche....Fraser Burrows

Uncle Florentin....Chris Donelly

Marie-Louise....Sarah Counsell

Lawyer....David Collins

With Caroline Hunt, and Jenny Coverack.

Directed by Sara Davies.

2005090420050910

Towards the End of the Morning

By Michael Frayn, dramatised by Robert Shearman.

1/2. Michael Frayn's classic comic Fleet Street novel, set in 1967, portraying a newspaper world long since gone. Stuck in a backwater department of a national daily, John Dyson dreams of liberation and recognition. His colleague Bob Bell isn't certain John would be up to it. But when a chance occurs to appear on TV, Dyson prepares to greet the celebrity life.

John Dyson....James Wilby

Reg Mounce....Clive Francis

Bob Bell....Martin Freeman

Mrs Mounce....Rosalind Ayres

Jannie Dyson....Serena Evans

Eddy Moulton....Roger Hammond

Erskine Morris....Tom Ellis

Lord Boddy....Archie Scotney

Tessa....Finty Williams

Norman Ward Westerman/Journalist....Nigel Anthony

Make-up woman/TV girl....Sophie Langham

Lovebold/Barman/Journalist....Kenneth Danziger

Jack de Sousa/Floor manager/Journalist....John Hudson

Directed by Martin Jarvis.

Towards the End of the Morning

By Michael Frayn, dramatised by Robert Shearman.

1/2. Michael Frayn's classic comic Fleet Street 1967 novel, portraying a newspaper world long since gone. Stuck in a backwater department of a national daily, John Dyson dreams of liberation and recognition. His colleague Bob Bell isn't certain John would be up to it. But when a chance occurs to appear on TV, Dyson prepares to greet the celebrity life.

John Dyson....James Wilby

Reg Mounce....Clive Francis

Bob Bell....Martin Freeman

Mrs Mounce....Rosalind Ayres

Jannie Dyson....Serena Evans

Eddy Moulton....Roger Hammond

Erskine Morris....Tom Ellis

Lord Boddy....Archie Scotney

Tessa....Finty Williams

Norman Ward Westerman/Journalist....Nigel Anthony

Make-up woman/TV girl....Sophie Langham

Lovebold/Barman/Journalist....Kenneth Danziger

Jack de Sousa/Floor manager/Journalist....John Hudson

Directed by Martin Jarvis.

2005091120050917

Towards the End of the Morning

By Michael Frayn, dramatised by Robert Shearman.

2/2. Michael Frayn's classic comic Fleet Street 1967 novel, portraying a newspaper world long since gone. Journalist John Dyson is relieved to find that his TV appearance was deemed a success, mainly because almost no one had seen it. Now a death in the office creates a vacancy for an ambitious young graduate, Erskine Morris.

John Dyson....James Wilby

Mrs Mounce....Rosalind Ayres

Bob Bell....Martin Freeman

Samantha Lightbody....Jane Goddard

Jannie Dyson....Serena Evans

Lake/ Receptionist....Alexandra Mannion

Erskine Morris....Tom Ellis

Starfield/The Editor....Kenneth Danziger

Tessa....Finty Williams

Norman Ward Westerman....Nigel Anthony

Reg Mounce....Clive Francis

Floor Manager....John Hudson

Directed by Martin Jarvis.

Towards the End of the Morning

By Michael Frayn, dramatised by Robert Shearman.

2/2. Michael Frayn's classic comic Fleet Street 1967 novel, portraying a newspaper world long since gone. Journalist John Dyson is relieved to find that his TV appearance was deemed a success, mainly because almost no one had seen it. Now a death in the office creates a vacancy for an ambitious young graduate, Erskine Morris.

John Dyson....James Wilby

Mrs Mounce....Rosalind Ayres

Bob Bell....Martin Freeman

Samantha Lightbody....Jane Goddard

Jannie Dyson....Serena Evans

Lake/Receptionist....Alexandra Mannion

Erskine Morris....Tom Ellis

Starfield/The Editor....Kenneth Danziger

Tessa....Finty Williams

Norman Ward Westerman....Nigel Anthony

Reg Mounce....Clive Francis

Floor Manager....John Hudson

Directed by Martin Jarvis.

2005091820050924

Northanger Abbey

By Jane Austen. Dramatised by Dominic Power.

Catherine Morland, a naive country girl, is taken to Bath by Mr and Mrs Allen - rich landowners and friends of her clergyman father. But her arrival in Bath in such noteworthy company leads to a misunderstanding about her fortune, a misunderstanding that grows until she is invited by the wealthy, but avaricious, General Tilney for an indefinite stay at Northanger Abbey.

1/3. Catherine is launched into the world of Bath society.

Jane Austen....Amanda Root

Catherine....Emily Wachter

Henry....David Harewood

Mrs Allen....Julia McKenzie

Isabella....Claire Skinner

Eleanor....Saskia Reeves

Mrs Thorpe....Jenny Agutter

John Thorpe....Jonathan Keeble

James....Shiv Grewal

Mr Allen....John Rowe

Mr Morland....Gerard McDermott

Mrs Morland....Susan Jameson

Music by Peter Wiegold.

Directed by Pam Fraser Solomon.

Northanger Abbey

By Jane Austen. Dramatised by Dominic Power.

Catherine Morland, a naive country girl, is taken to Bath by Mr and Mrs Allen - rich landowners and friends of her clergyman father. But her arrival in Bath in such noteworthy company leads to a misunderstanding about her fortune, a misunderstanding that grows until she is invited by the wealthy, but avaricious, General Tilney for an indefinite stay at Northanger Abbey.

1/3. Catherine is launched into the world of Bath society.

Jane Austen....Amanda Root

Catherine....Emily Wachter

Henry....David Harewood

Mrs Allen....Julia McKenzie

Isabella....Claire Skinner

Eleanor....Saskia Reeves

Mrs Thorpe....Jenny Agutter

John Thorpe....Jonathan Keeble

James....Shiv Grewal

Mr Allen....John Rowe

Mr Morland....Gerard McDermott

Mrs Morland....Susan Jameson

Music by Peter Wiegold.

Directed by Pam Fraser Solomon.

2005092520051001

Northanger Abbey

By Jane Austen. Dramatised by Dominic Power.

Catherine Morland, a naive country girl, is taken to Bath by Mr and Mrs Allen - rich landowners and friends of her clergyman father. But her arrival in Bath in such noteworthy company leads to a misunderstanding about her fortune, a misunderstanding that grows until she is invited by the wealthy, but avaricious, General Tilney for an indefinite stay at Northanger Abbey.

2/3. Catherine receives an invitation to stay at Northanger Abbey.

Jane Austen....Amanda Root

Catherine....Emily Wachter

Henry....David Harewood

Mrs Allen....Julia McKenzie

Isabella....Claire Skinner

Eleanor....Saskia Reeves

Mrs Thorpe....Jenny Agutter

John Thorpe....Jonathan Keeble

James....Shiv Grewal

Mr Allen....John Rowe

Mr Morland....Gerard McDermott

Mrs Morland....Susan Jameson

Music by Peter Wiegold.

Directed by Pam Fraser Solomon.

Northanger Abbey

By Jane Austen. Dramatised by Dominic Power.

Catherine Morland, a naive country girl, is taken to Bath by Mr and Mrs Allen - rich landowners and friends of her clergyman father. But her arrival in Bath in such noteworthy company leads to a misunderstanding about her fortune, a misunderstanding that grows until she is invited by the wealthy, but avaricious, General Tilney for an indefinite stay at Northanger Abbey.

2/3. Catherine receives an invitation to stay at Northanger Abbey.

Jane Austen....Amanda Root

Catherine....Emily Wachter

Henry....David Harewood

Mrs Allen....Julia McKenzie

Isabella....Claire Skinner

Eleanor....Saskia Reeves

Mrs Thorpe....Jenny Agutter

John Thorpe....Jonathan Keeble

James....Shiv Grewal

Mr Allen....John Rowe

Mr Morland....Gerard McDermott

Mrs Morland....Susan Jameson

Music by Peter Wiegold.

Directed by Pam Fraser Solomon.

2005100220051008

Northanger Abbey

By Jane Austen. Dramatised by Dominic Power.

Catherine Morland, a naive country girl, is taken to Bath by Mr and Mrs Allen - rich landowners and friends of her clergyman father. But her arrival in Bath in such noteworthy company leads to a misunderstanding about her fortune, a misunderstanding that grows until she is invited by the wealthy, but avaricious, General Tilney for an indefinite stay at Northanger Abbey.

3/3. Catherine's suspicions about the tyrannical General Tilney grow and she is determined to explore Northanger Abbey and discover its hidden secrets.

Jane Austen....Amanda Root

Catherine....Emily Wachter

Henry....David Harewood

General Tilney....John Shrapnel

Eleanor....Saskia Reeves

Mr Morland....Gerard McDermott

Mrs Morland....Susan Jameson

Mrs Allen....Julia McKenzie

Isabella....Claire Skinner

James....Shiv Grewal

Music by Peter Wiegold.

Directed by Pam Fraser Solomon.

Northanger Abbey

By Jane Austen. Dramatised by Dominic Power.

Catherine Morland, a naive country girl, is taken to Bath by Mr and Mrs Allen - rich landowners and friends of her clergyman father. But her arrival in Bath in such noteworthy company leads to a misunderstanding about her fortune, a misunderstanding that grows until she is invited by the wealthy, but avaricious, General Tilney for an indefinite stay at Northanger Abbey.

3/3. Catherine's suspicions about the tyrannical General Tilney grow and she is determined to explore Northanger Abbey and discover its hidden secrets.

Jane Austen....Amanda Root

Catherine....Emily Wachter

Henry....David Harewood

General Tilney....John Shrapnel

Eleanor....Saskia Reeves

Mr Morland....Gerard McDermott

Mrs Morland....Susan Jameson

Mrs Allen....Julia McKenzie

Isabella....Claire Skinner

James....Shiv Grewal

Music by Peter Wiegold.

Directed by Pam Fraser Solomon.

2005100920051015

And Quiet Flows the Don

By Mikhail Sholokhov. Dramatised by DJ Britton.

1/2. For Cossacks leading their traditional life by the shores of the Don, the call-up for military service is part of their duty to the Tsar. But for Gregor, the start of the First World War takes him away from the woman he loves.

Gregor....Richard Harrington

Pantaleimon....Dorien Thomas

Aksinia....Mali Harries

Listnitsky....John McAndrew

Natasha....Sara McGaughey

Darya....Manon Edwards

Stephan....Jonathan Floyd

Stockman....Simon Ludders

Bridesman....Richard Elfyn

And Quiet Flows the Don

By Mikhail Sholokhov. Dramatised by DJ Britton.

A 20th century classic, And Quiet Flows the Don has been translated into more than 70 languages and has sold millions of copies worldwide. Sholokhov was a committed old-style Communist and the only Soviet-approved Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize. 2005 marks the centenary of his birth.

It is a moving account of life, love and war among the Cossack people of Sholokhov's own Don region in Southern Russia. Fixed in their traditions and driven by their pride and their history, the Cossack farmers are drawn into a succession of conflicts: the First World War, the Revolution and the Russian Civil War, only to see their way of life changed forever.

The hero, Grigory Melekhov, becomes an outcast from his village when he falls in love with Aksinia, his neighbour's wife. They elope, but the onset of war drives them apart. Grigory is a courageous soldier and, despite the class divide, becomes an Officer in the Tsar's army. Aksinia, an unprotected fallen woman, is prey to the advances of the landlord's officer son. As the war develops into the Russian Revolution, the Cossacks are called upon to guard the Winter Palace and irrevocable choices must be made.

1/2. For Cossacks living by the shores of the Don, the call-up for military service is part of their duty to the Tsar. But for Gregor, the start of the First World War takes him away from the woman he loves.

Gregor....Richard Harrington

Pantaleimon....Dorien Thomas

Aksinia....Mali Harries

Listnitsky....John McAndrew

Natasha....Sara McGaughey

Darya....Manon Edwards

Stephan....Jonathan Floyd

Stockman....Simon Ludders

Bridesman....Richard Elfyn

Producer/director Alison Hindell.

2005101620051022

And Quiet Flows the Don

By Mikhail Sholokhov. Dramatised by DJ Britton. A moving account of life, love and war among southern Russia's Cossacks, as farmers are drawn into a series of wars.

2/2. Revolution and Civil War

It's 1916. In a Moscow hospital, Gregor encounters radical ideas. Will he join the Revolution or will he return home to the Don?

Gregor....Richard Harrington

Bunchuk....Richard Elfyn

Pantaleimon....Dorien Thomas

Aksinia....Mali Harries

Listnitsky....John McAndrew

Natasha....Sara McGaughey

Darya....Manon Edwards

Anna....Caryl Morgan

Kalmikov....Jonathan Floyd

Spiridonov....Simon Ludders

And Quiet Flows the Don

By Mikhail Sholokhov. Dramatised by DJ Britton. A moving account of life, love and war among southern Russia's Cossacks, as farmers are drawn into a series of wars.

2/2. Revolution and Civil War

It's 1916. In a Moscow hospital, Gregor encounters radical ideas. Will he join the Revolution or will he return home to the Don?

Gregor....Richard Harrington

Bunchuk....Richard Elfyn

Pantaleimon....Dorien Thomas

Aksinia....Mali Harries

Listnitsky....John McAndrew

Natasha....Sara McGaughey

Darya....Manon Edwards

Anna....Caryl Morgan

Kalmikov....Jonathan Floyd

Spiridonov....Simon Ludders

2005102320051029

Couples

By John Updike, dramatised by Shelagh Stephenson.

1/2: In the town of Tarbox, in sophisticated 1960s New England, six married couples who are struggling to add meaning to their lives embark on a series of adulterous relationships, each convinced that their activities are invisible to the rest. They are mistaken.

Piet....Nathan Osgood

Foxy....Amanda Donohoe

Angela....Lorelei King

Freddie....Henry Goodman

Georgene....Barbara Barnes

Harold....Ian Bartholomew

Marcia....Amy Marston

Ken....Eric Loren

Bea....Deborah Weston

Frank....Stuart Milligan

Janet....Teresa Gallagher

Couples

By John Updike. Dramatised by Shelagh Stephenson.

1/2: In the town of Tarbox, in sophisticated 1960s New England, six married couples who are struggling to add meaning to their lives, embark a series of adulterous relationships, each convinced that their activities are invisible to the rest. They are mistaken.

Piet....Nathan Osgood

Foxy....Amanda Donohoe

Angela....Lorelei King

Freddie....Henry Goodman

Georgene....Barbara Barnes

Harold....Ian Bartholomew

Marcia....Amy Marston

Ken....Eric Loren

Bea....Deborah Weston

Frank....Stuart Milligan

Janet....Teresa Gallagher

2005103020051105

Couples

By John Updike. Dramatised by Shelagh Stephenson.

2/2. Inexplicably, the violent death of John F Kennedy has cast a cloud over the sophisticated couples of Tarbox, New England - a cloud that even the excitement of adultery seems unable to shift.

Piet....Nathan Osgood

Foxy....Amanda Donohoe

Angela....Lorelei King

Freddie....Henry Goodman

Georgene....Barbara Barnes

Harold....Ian Bartholomew

Marcia....Amy Marston

Ken....Eric Loren

Bea....Deborah Weston

Frank....Stuart Milligan

Janet....Teresa Gallagher

Couples

By John Updike. Dramatised by Shelagh Stephenson.

2/2. Inexplicably, the violent death of John F Kennedy has cast a cloud over the sophisticated couples of Tarbox, New England - a cloud that even the excitement of adultery seems unable to shift.

Piet....Nathan Osgood

Foxy....Amanda Donohoe

Angela....Lorelei King

Freddie....Henry Goodman

Georgene....Barbara Barnes

Harold....Ian Bartholomew

Marcia....Amy Marston

Ken....Eric Loren

Bea....Deborah Weston

Frank....Stuart Milligan

Janet....Teresa Gallagher

Director Eoin O'Callaghan.

2005110620051112

Father and Son

By Edmund Gosse, dramatised by Nick Warburton.

1/2. A uniquely frank memoir of a Victorian childhood. Edmund Gosse was raised in the strictly non-conformist Plymouth Brethren. Tender, comic and lyrical, this is his account of the spiritual struggle between a lonely boy and his charismatic father.

Edmund Gosse....Derek Jacobi

Philip Henry Gosse....Roger Allam

Young Edmund....Steven Williams

Emily Gosse....Kate Buffery

Miss Marks....Colleen Prendergast

Mary Grace....Sophie Roberts

Miss Flaw....Ann Beach

Kate....Ayesha Antoine

Mr Punch....Geoff Felix

With Gerard McDermott, Delroy Brown and Nick Sayce.

Producer/director Jonquil Panting.

Father and Son

By Edmund Gosse, dramatised by Nick Warburton.

1/2. A uniquely frank memoir of a Victorian childhood. Edmund Gosse was raised in the strictly non-conformist Plymouth Brethren. Tender, comic and lyrical, this is his account of the spiritual struggle between a lonely boy and his charismatic father.

Edmund Gosse....Derek Jacobi

Philip Henry Gosse....Roger Allam

Young Edmund....Steven Williams

Emily Gosse....Kate Buffery

Miss Marks....Colleen Prendergast

Mary Grace....Sophie Roberts

Miss Flaw....Ann Beach

Kate....Ayesha Antoine

Mr Punch....Geoff Felix

With Gerard McDermott, Delroy Brown and Nick Sayce.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

2005111320051119

Father and Son

By Edmund Gosse, dramatised by Nick Warburton.

2/2. A uniquely frank memoir of a Victorian childhood. Edmund Gosse was raised in the strictly non-conformist Plymouth Brethren. Edmund is baptised at the precocious age of ten. But as he grows, the lonely boy is torn between love for his charismatic father, and the terrible secret in his heart.

Edmund Gosse....Derek Jacobi

Philip Henry Gosse....Roger Allam

Young Edmund....Steven Williams

Miss Marks....Colleen Prendergast

Eliza Brightwen....Jane Wittenshaw

Brother Fawkes....Gerard McDermott

Mrs Brown....Ella Smith

Preacher....Wayne Foskett

Teacher....John Cummins

With Delroy Brown, Nick Sayce, Ayesha Antoine and Sophie Roberts.

Producer/director Jonquil Panting.

Father and Son

By Edmund Gosse, dramatised by Nick Warburton.

2/2. A uniquely frank memoir of a Victorian childhood. Edmund Gosse was raised in the strictly non-conformist Plymouth Brethren. Edmund is baptised at the precocious age of ten. But as he grows, the lonely boy is torn between love for his charismatic father, and the terrible secret in his heart.

Edmund Gosse....Derek Jacobi

Philip Henry Gosse....Roger Allam

Young Edmund....Steven Williams

Miss Marks....Colleen Prendergast

Eliza Brightwen....Jane Wittenshaw

Brother Fawkes....Gerard McDermott

Mrs Brown....Ella Smith

Preacher....Wayne Foskett

Teacher....John Cummins

With Delroy Brown, Nick Sayce, Ayesha Antoine and Sophie Roberts.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

2005112020051126

The Glittering Prizes, by Frederic Raphael. 1/4. A tale following the fortunes of a group of young people who were at Cambridge University together in the early 1950s. [Rptd Sat 9.00pm]

2005112720051203

The Glittering Prizes

By Frederic Raphael.

2/4. The friends reach the end of their Cambridge careers, and have to face up to life in the real world where undergraduate promise guarantees nothing. Adam's apparent denial of his Jewishness, not least by moving in with Barbara, upsets his family, but it doesn't prevent him from confronting the 'fascistic brontosaurus', Stephen Taylor.

Adam....Jamie Glover

Barbara....Jemma Redgrave

Alan....Robert Bathurst

Shirley....Alison Pettitt

Joyce/Mrs Wise....Serena Evans

Dan....Benedict Cumberbatch

Anna....Poppy Miller

Mike....Dominic Hawksley

Bill....Anton Lesser

Joann/Jill/Secretary....Lachele Carl

Stephen....Geoffrey Palmer

Lionel....Henry Goodman

Naomi....Elaine Claxton

Denis/Ken....Rupert Degas

Bruno/Derek/Frank....Simon Greenall

2005120420051210

The Glittering Prizes

By Frederic Raphael.

3/4. By the late 1960s, Dan Bradley has long given up all thoughts of acting and has committed himself almost puritanically to teaching. He has married Joyce, and has brought up her son as his own, but a visit from the mega-successful Alan Parks changes everything. Meanwhile, Bill Bourne has returned from America with an American wife to take up a post at one of the new universities, where student politics seem to take precedence over everything... or almost everything.

Alan....Robert Bathurst

Dan....Benedict Cumberbatch

Shirley/Jenny/Jeanne....Alison Pettitt

Joyce....Serena Evans

Gavin....Julian Firth

Joann....Lachele Carl

Bill....Anton Lesser

Austin....Malcolm Stoddard

Denis/Bryan....Rupert Degas

Sid/Tim....Simon Greenall

Ursula Denny....Elaine Claxton

Denise....Tara Summers

Ronald....Roger Hammond

Peter....Leo Potter

Graham....Isaac Freeth

The Glittering Prizes

By Frederic Raphael.

3/4. By the late 1960s, Dan Bradley has long given up all thoughts of acting and has committed himself almost puritanically to teaching. He has married Joyce, and has brought up her son as his own, but a visit from the mega-successful Alan Parks changes everything. Meanwhile, Bill Bourne has returned from America with an American wife to take up a post at one of the new universities, where student politics seem to take precedence over everything... or almost everything.

Alan....Robert Bathurst

Dan....Benedict Cumberbatch

Shirley/Jenny/Jeanne....Alison Pettitt

Joyce....Serena Evans

Gavin....Julian Firth

Joann....Lachele Carl

Bill....Anton Lesser

Austin....Malcolm Stoddard

Denis/Bryan....Rupert Degas

Sid/Tim....Simon Greenall

Ursula Denny....Elaine Claxton

Denise....Tara Summers

Ronald....Roger Hammond

Peter....Leo Potter

Graham....Isaac Freeth

2005121120051217

The Glittering Prizes

By Frederic Raphael.

4/4. The building of the new Media Complex at the University of Staunton brings political and private matters to a head for Bill and Joann. Meanwhile, although Adam has become an established literary figure by the 1970s, he is still capable of being surprised by his old friends, and by his own insecurities.

Adam....Jamie Glover

Barbara....Jemma Redgrave

Mike....Dominic Hawksley

Anna....Poppy Miller

Gavin....Julian Firth

Bill....Anton Lesser

Joann....Lachele Carl

Austin....Malcolm Stoddard

Denise/Christine....Tara Summers

Bryan/Derek/Sid/Tim....Simon Greenall

Carol/Ursula/Denny/Mrs Hersh....Elaine Claxton

Tom....Alex Mansuroglu

The Glittering Prizes

By Frederic Raphael.

4/4. The building of the new Media Complex at the University of Staunton brings political and private matters to a head for Bill and Joann. Meanwhile, although Adam has become an established literary figure by the 1970s, he is still capable of being surprised by his old friends, and by his own insecurities.

Adam....Jamie Glover

Barbara....Jemma Redgrave

Mike....Dominic Hawksley

Anna....Poppy Miller

Gavin....Julian Firth

Bill....Anton Lesser

Joann....Lachele Carl

Austin....Malcolm Stoddard

Denise/Christine....Tara Summers

Bryan/Derek/Sid/Tim....Simon Greenall

Carol/Ursula/Denny/Mrs Hersh....Elaine Claxton

Tom....Alex Mansuroglu

2005121820051224

The Razor's Edge

By W Somerset Maugham, dramatised by Ronald Frame.

1/2. Young veteran Larry Darrell returns to Chicago after the First World War, and finds it difficult to fit back into society. To the dismay of his fiance, Isabel,

he heads for Paris where he embarks on a spiritual quest to find the answers to his many questions.

W Somerset Maugham....Nicholas le Prevost

Larry....John Light

Isabel....Megan Dodds

Elliott....Edward Petherbridge

Maturin/Brabazon....David Bannerman

Gray....Sam Dale

The Swami....Amerjit Deu

Sophie....Laurel Lefkow

Mrs Bradley....Carolyn Pickles

Producer/ director Gaynor Macfarlane.

The Razor's Edge

By W Somerset Maugham, dramatised by Ronald Frame.

1/2. Young veteran Larry Darrell returns to Chicago after the First World War, and finds it difficult to fit back into society. To the dismay of his fiance, Isabel,

he heads for Paris where he embarks on a spiritual quest to find the answers to his many questions.

W Somerset Maugham....Nicholas le Prevost

Larry....John Light

Isabel....Megan Dodds

Elliott....Edward Petherbridge

Maturin/Brabazon....David Bannerman

Gray....Sam Dale

The Swami....Amerjit Deu

Sophie....Laurel Lefkow

Mrs Bradley....Carolyn Pickles

Produced and directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

20051226

Greenmantle

By John Buchan, dramatised by Patricia Hannah.

1/2. Richard Hannay is summoned to the War Office, where Sir Walter Bullivant briefs him on a German plot to start a Holy War in the East.

Greenmantle - a mythical prophet now become flesh - is rumoured to be preparing to lead a great Islamic army. If an uprising takes place, it could draw Allied troops away from the European front. Only Hannay can foil Germany's deadly plan, but to do so, he must cross war-torn Europe and enemy territory.

Richard Hannay....David Robb

Sandy Arbuthnot....James Fleet

Sir Walter Bullivant....Clive Merrison

John S Blenkiron....Stuart Milligan

Peter Pienaar....Jon Glover

Ulric Von Stumm....Jack Klaff

German Agent/Barge Captain/Kuprasso....David Timson

German Mother....Rachel Atkins

Herr Gaudian/British Corporal....Harry Myers

Under Secretary/Harry Bullivant....Matthew Pidgeon

Producer/Director Bruce Young.

20051227

Greenmantle by John Buchan, dramatised by Patricia Hannah.

2/2. In 1915, Richard Hannay uncovers a German plot to start a Holy War in the East.

The prophet Greenmantle is seriously ill and has fallen under the spell of beautiful Hilda Von Einem - who plans to use Greenmantle to further German imperial domination.

Richard Hannay....David Robb

Sandy Arbuthnot....James Fleet

John S Blenkiron....Stuart Milligan

Hilda Von Einem....Juliet Aubrey

Peter Pienaar....Jon Glover

Ulric Von Stumm....Jack Klaff

Hussain....Hash Chamchoun

Balloon Seller/Officer....Matthew Pidgeon

Producer/Director Bruce Young.

20051231

The Razor's Edge

By W Somerset Maugham, dramatised by Ronald Frame.

2/2. It's now the 1930s. After travelling in the East, Larry returns to Paris where he meets up with Sophie again - to the horror of his ex-fiance, Isabel.

W Somerset Maugham....Nicholas le Prevost

Larry....John Light

Isabel....Megan Dodds

Elliott....Edward Petherbridge

Gray/Chief Inspector....Sam Dale

The Swami....Amerjit Deu

Patsy....Paul Dinnen

Joseph....Philip Fox

Sophie....Laurel Lefkow

Miss Keith....Carolyn Pickles

Producer/ director Gaynor Macfarlane.

2006010120060107

The French Lieutenant's Woman

By John Fowles, dramatised by Graham White.

1/2. A new and faithful adaptation of Fowles' passionate epic of two lovers in conflict with starched Victorian society. Charles Smithson's complacent snobbery is about to be shattered as he encounters a young social outcast, Sarah Woodruff.

Director Peter Kavanagh.

Narrator....John Hurt

Charles....Jonathan Firth

Sarah....Emily Bruni

Ernestina....Kelly Reilly

Mrs Tranter....Elizabeth Spriggs

Dr Grogan....T P Mckenna

Sam....Nick Sayce

Mary....Ella Smith

Mrs Poulteney....Susan Jameson

Dairyman....Gerard Mcdermott

Ostler....Wayne Foskett

Mrs Fairley....Colleen Prendergast

The French Lieutenant's Woman

By John Fowles, dramatised by Graham White.

1/2. A new and faithful adaptation of Fowles' passionate epic of two lovers in conflict with starched Victorian society. Charles Smithson's complacent snobbery is about to be shattered as he encounters a young social outcast, Sarah Woodruff.

Director Peter Kavanagh.

Narrator....John Hurt

Charles....Jonathan Firth

Sarah....Emily Bruni

Ernestina....Kelly Reilly

Mrs Tranter....Elizabeth Spriggs

Dr Grogan....T P Mckenna

Sam....Nick Sayce

Mary....Ella Smith

Mrs Poulteney....Susan Jameson

Dairyman....Gerard Mcdermott

Ostler....Wayne Foskett

Mrs Fairley....Colleen Prendergast

2006010820060114

The French Lieutenant's Woman

By John Fowles, dramatised by Graham White.

2/2. Charles' life as a complacent Victorian gent has been overturned by his secret meetings with the mysterious Sarah on the undercliff at Lyme. Having vowed to end the liaison, he finds himself lured one last time. He kisses Sarah passionately, but discovers they are being watched.

Narrator....John Hurt

Charles....Jonathan Firth

Sarah....Emily Bruni

Ernestina....Kelly Reilly

Dr Grogan....TP McKenna

Sam....Nick Sayce

Mary....Ella Smith

Mrs Endicott....Susan Jameson

Mr Freeman....Gerard McDermott

Montague....Wayne Foskett

Mrs Rogers....Colleen Prendergast

Curate....John Cummins

Prostitute....Sophie Roberts

Director Peter Kavanagh.

The French Lieutenant's Woman

By John Fowles, dramatised by Graham White.

2/2. Charles' life as a complacent Victorian gent has been overturned by his secret meetings with the mysterious Sarah on the undercliff at Lyme. Having vowed to end the liaison, he finds himself lured one last time. He kisses Sarah passionately, but discovers they are being watched.

Narrator....John Hurt

Charles....Jonathan Firth

Sarah....Emily Bruni

Ernestina....Kelly Reilly

Dr Grogan....TP McKenna

Sam....Nick Sayce

Mary....Ella Smith

Mrs Endicott....Susan Jameson

Mr Freeman....Gerard McDermott

Montague....Wayne Foskett

Mrs Rogers....Colleen Prendergast

Curate....John Cummins

Prostitute....Sophie Roberts

Director Peter Kavanagh.

2006011520060121

The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

1/6. A story of childhood, seen through the eyes of Rose, a girl who struggles to comprehend life - with a brilliant father who gambles away all his money on the stock-exchange, and a highly-strung mother who has sacrificed her career as a pianist to bring up Rose, her sisters Mary and Cordelia, and her much-loved brother Richard Quinn. The family is constantly threatened with ruin, but Rose and Mary have dedicated their lives to music - unfortunately, so has Cordelia.

Rose....Emma Fielding

Mama....Stella Gonet

Papa....Dermot Crowley

Young Rose....Tessa Montague

Cordelia....Clare Corbett

Mary....Sophie Roberts

Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

Kate/Miss Beevor....Liza Sadovy

Constance/Mrs McKecnie....Sandy Walsh

Jock....Crawford Logan

Richard Quinn....Callum Williams

Kate's Brother/Cabbie....John Cummins

Produced by Claire Grove and Cherry Cookson.

Directed by Martin Jenkins.

The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

1/6. A story of childhood, seen through the eyes of Rose, a girl who struggles to comprehend life - with a brilliant father who gambles away all his money on the stock-exchange, and a highly-strung mother who has sacrificed her career as a pianist to bring up Rose, her sisters Mary and Cordelia, and her much-loved brother Richard Quinn. The family is constantly threatened with ruin, but Rose and Mary have dedicated their lives to music - unfortunately, so has Cordelia.

Rose....Emma Fielding

Mama....Stella Gonet

Papa....Dermot Crowley

Young Rose....Tessa Montague

Cordelia....Clare Corbett

Mary....Sophie Roberts

Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

Kate/Miss Beevor....Liza Sadovy

Constance/Mrs McKecnie....Sandy Walsh

Jock....Crawford Logan

Richard Quinn....Callum Williams

Kate's Brother/Cabbie....John Cummins

Producers Claire Grove, Cherry Cookson

Director Martin Jenkins

2006012220060128

The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

2/6. Rose and her sisters Mary and Cordelia, and her little brother Richard Quinn, are learning to grow up in a home threatened by poverty and disgrace, owing to the actions of their improvident father. They meet Nancy Phillips, whose family is fated to become entangled with theirs.

Rose....Emma Fielding

Mama....Stella Gonet

Papa....Dermot Crowley

Young Rose....Tessa Montague

Lily....Lindsey Coulson

Kate/Miss Beevor....Liza Sadovy

Queenie....Carolyn Pickles

Mr Phillips....Gerard McDernott

Nancy Phillips....Ella Smith

Cordelia....Clare Corbett

Mary....Sophie Roberts

Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

George/Pennington....John Cummins

Producers Claire Grove and Cherry Cookson.

Director Martin Jenkins.

The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

2/6. Rose and her sisters Mary and Cordelia, and her little brother Richard Quinn, are learning to grow up in a home threatened by poverty and disgrace, owing to the actions of their improvident father. They meet Nancy Phillips, whose family is fated to become entangled with theirs.

Rose....Emma Fielding

Mama....Stella Gonet

Papa....Dermot Crowley

Young Rose....Tessa Montague

Lily....Lindsey Coulson

Kate/Miss Beevor....Liza Sadovy

Queenie....Carolyn Pickles

Mr Phillips....Gerard McDernott

Nancy Phillips....Ella Smith

Cordelia....Clare Corbett

Mary....Sophie Roberts

Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

George/Pennington....John Cummins

Producers Claire Grove and Cherry Cookson.

Director Martin Jenkins.

2006012920060204

The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

3/6. Rose and her sister Mary are studying to be professional pianists, but their talentless sister, encouraged by her teacher Miss Beevor, is already attracting attention on the concert platform. They have one friend, their cousin Rosamund, and one enemy, Rosamund's father, Jock. But they are still isolated by their father's poverty and improvidence. His brilliant but wayward mind - which has saved a murderess from the gallows - is now driving him nearer and nearer to ruin.

Rose....Emma Fielding

Mama....Stella Gonet

Lily....Lindsey Coulson

Mr Morpurgo....Roger May

Papa....Dermot Crowley

Kate/Miss Beevor....Liza Sadovy

Jock....Crawford Logan

Cordelia....Claire Corbett

Richard Quinn....Steven Geller

Mary....Sophie Roberts

Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

Pennington/Man....John Cummins

Langham/Kisch....Gerard McDermott

The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

3/6. Rose and her sister Mary are studying to be professional pianists, but their talentless sister, encouraged by her teacher Miss Beevor, is already attracting attention on the concert platform. They have one friend, their cousin Rosamund, and one enemy, Rosamund's father, Jock. But they are still isolated by their father's poverty and improvidence. His brilliant but wayward mind - which has saved a murderess from the gallows - is now driving him nearer and nearer to ruin.

Rose....Emma Fielding

Mama....Stella Gonet

Lily....Lindsey Coulson

Mr Morpurgo....Roger May

Papa....Dermot Crowley

Kate/Miss Beevor....Liza Sadovy

Jock....Crawford Logan

Cordelia....Claire Corbett

Richard Quinn....Steven Geller

Mary....Sophie Roberts

Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

Pennington/Man....John Cummins

Langham/Kisch....Gerard McDermott

2006020520060211

The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

4/6. The Real Night

Rose, her sisters Mary and Cordelia, and her younger brother Richard Quinn, are coming to terms with their father's disappearance, but their finances are now assured, and they have been helped by their benefactor Mr Morpurgo. Their cousin Rosamund is now working as a nurse, and Rose and Mary are on the brink of becoming professional musicians. Queenie Philips, who was saved by their father from the gallows, still languishes in prison, and the storm-clouds of the First World War are gathering.

Rose....Emma Fielding

Mama....Stella Gonet

Mr Morpurgo....Roger May

Lily....Lindsey Coulson

Kate/Miss Beevor....Liza Sadovy

Cordelia....Clare Corbett

Richard Quinn....Steven Geller

Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

Mary....Sophie Roberts

Nancy....Ella Smith

Manning....Gerard McDermott

Herminie....Carolyn Pickles

Weissbach....John Cummins

Brown/Harper....Geoffrey Beevers

Original music composed by David Pickvance.

Director Jonquil Panting.

The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

4/6. Rose, her sisters Mary and Cordelia, and her younger brother Richard Quinn, are coming to terms with their father's disappearance, but their finances are now assured, and they have been helped by their benefactor Mr Morpurgo. Their cousin Rosamund is now working as a nurse, and Rose and Mary are on the brink of becoming professional musicians. Queenie Philips, who was saved by their father from the gallows, still languishes in prison, and the storm-clouds of the First World War are gathering.

Rose....Emma Fielding

Mama....Stella Gonet

Mr Morpurgo....Roger May

Lily....Lindsey Coulson

Kate/Miss Beevor....Liza Sadovy

Cordelia....Clare Corbett

Richard Quinn....Steven Geller

Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

Mary....Sophie Roberts

Nancy....Ella Smith

Manning....Gerard McDermott

Herminie....Carolyn Pickles

Weissbach....John Cummins

Brown/Harper....Geoffrey Beevers

Original music composed by David Pickvance.

Director Jonquil Panting.

2006021220060218

The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

5/6. Cousin Rosamund

Set at the start of the First World War. Rose and Mary are now professional musicians, their brother Richard Quinn is at the front, and their cousin Rosamund is working as a nurse. They are also still in touch with their friend Nancy Philips. Rose and Mary are concerned about their mother, who is growing increasingly frail.

Rose....Emma Fielding

Mama....Stella Gonet

Mr Morpurgo....Roger May

Lily....Lindsey Coulson

Kate/ Miss Beevor....Liza Sadovy

Queenie....Carolyn Pickles

Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

Mary....Sophie Roberts

Nancy....Ella Smith

Ramponetti....Jonathan Keeble

Nestor....Geoffrey Beevers

Catterock....Delroy Brown

Oswald....John Cummins

Doctor/ Mr Bates....Crawford Logan

Original music composed by David Pickvance.

Director Martin Jenkins.

The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

5/6. Cousin Rosamund

Set at the start of the First World War, Rose and Mary are now professional musicians, their brother Richard Quinn is at the front, and their cousin Rosamund is working as a nurse. They are also still in touch with their friend Nancy Philips. Rose and Mary are concerned about their mother, who is growing increasingly frail.

Rose....Emma Fielding

Mama....Stella Gonet

Mr Morpurgo....Roger May

Lily....Lindsey Coulson

Kate/ Miss Beevor....Liza Sadovy

Queenie....Carolyn Pickles

Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

Mary....Sophie Roberts

Nancy....Ella Smith

Ramponetti....Jonathan Keeble

Nestor....Geoffrey Beevers

Catterock....Delroy Brown

Oswald....John Cummins

Doctor/Mr Bates....Crawford Logan

Original music composed by David Pickvance.

Director Martin Jenkins.

2006021920060225

The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

6/6. Rose is collaborating with a young composer named Oliver, about whom she harbours conflicting feelings. Her cousin Rosamund has gone into a marriage Rose does not understand - to a grotesque millionaire. Their friend Nancy Philips is happily married to a teacher. Her mother Queenie has been released from prison, and is living with her daughter.

Rose....Emma Fielding

Mama....Stella Gonet

Mr Morpurgo....Roger May

Lily....Lindsey Coulson

Oliver....Julian Rhind-Tutt

Kate....Liza Sadovy

Queenie....Carolyn Pickles

Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

Richard Quinn....Steven Geller

Mary....Sophie Roberts

Nancy....Ella Smith

Avis....Elaine Claxton

Lady Mortlake/Phyllida....Jemma Churchill

Lord Sarasen....Jonathan Keeble

Oswald....John Cummins

Mr Bates....Crawford Logan

Original music composed by David Pickvance.

Director Martin Jenkins.

The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

6/6. Rose is collaborating with a young composer named Oliver, about whom she harbours conflicting feelings. Her cousin Rosamund has gone into a marriage Rose does not understand - to a grotesque millionaire. Their friend Nancy Philips is happily married to a teacher. Her mother Queenie has been released from prison, and is living with her daughter.

Rose....Emma Fielding

Mama....Stella Gonet

Mr Morpurgo....Roger May

Lily....Lindsey Coulson

Oliver....Julian Rhind-Tutt

Kate....Liza Sadovy

Queenie....Carolyn Pickles

Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

Richard Quinn....Steven Geller

Mary....Sophie Roberts

Nancy....Ella Smith

Avis....Elaine Claxton

Lady Mortlake/Phyllida....Jemma Churchill

Lord Sarasen....Jonathan Keeble

Oswald....John Cummins

Mr Bates....Crawford Logan

Original music composed by David Pickvance.

Director Martin Jenkins.

2006022620060304

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Oscar Wilde's short story is dramatised for radio by Mike Walker.

1/2. A shadow is cast on Lord Arthur Savile's engagement to the lovely Sybil Merton after a palm reading by Mr Podgers, who confides to Lord Arthur that he saw 'murder' written on the gentleman's palm.

Lord Arthur....Rupert Penry-Jones

Sybil....Gillian Kearney

Podgers....David Bamber

Willet....David Bradley

Lady Windermere....Phyllida Law

The General....Patrick Ryecart

Algy....Patrick Kennedy

Lane....Michael Kilgarriff

Policeman....David Holt

Producer/director Gemma McMullan.

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Oscar Wilde's short story is dramatised for radio by Mike Walker.

1/2. A shadow is cast on Lord Arthur Savile's engagement to the lovely Sybil Merton after a palm reading by Mr Podgers, who confides to Lord Arthur that he saw 'murder' written on the gentleman's palm.

Lord Arthur....Rupert Penry-Jones

Sybil....Gillian Kearney

Podgers....David Bamber

Willet....David Bradley

Lady Windermere....Phyllida Law

The General....Patrick Ryecart

Algy....Patrick Kennedy

Lane....Michael Kilgarriff

Policeman....David Holt

Producer/director Gemma McMullan.

2006030520060311

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Oscar Wilde's short story is dramatised for radio by Mike Walker.

2/2. Lord Arthur sets about concocting the intricacies of a murder. But his fervent attempt at committing the crime is not as straightforward as he initially hoped. Will Lord Arthur ever be able to carry out his murderous destiny and fulfil his dream of marrying Sybil?

Lord Arthur....Rupert Penry-Jones

Sybil....Gillian Kearney

Podgers....David Bamber

Willet....David Bradley

Lady Clementina....Doreen Mantle

The General....Patrick Ryecart

Algy....Patrick Kennedy

Lane....Michael Kilgarriff

Policeman....David Holt

Archdeacon....Clive Swift

Rouveloff....Christopher Rozycki

Producer/director Gemma McMullan.

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Oscar Wilde's short story is dramatised for radio by Mike Walker.

2/2. Lord Arthur sets about concocting the intricacies of a murder. But his fervent attempt at committing the crime is not as straightforward as he initially hoped. Will Lord Arthur ever be able to carry out his murderous destiny and fulfil his dream of marrying Sybil?

Lord Arthur....Rupert Penry-Jones

Sybil....Gillian Kearney

Podgers....David Bamber

Willet....David Bradley

Lady Clementina....Doreen Mantle

The General....Patrick Ryecart

Algy....Patrick Kennedy

Lane....Michael Kilgarriff

Policeman....David Holt

Archdeacon....Clive Swift

Rouveloff....Christopher Rozycki

Producer/director Gemma McMullan.

2006031220060318

Passing

By Nella Larsen, dramatised by Annie Caulfield.

1/2. Novelist Larsen's mixed parentage gave her a profound insight into racial issues in 1930s America. This story deals with these issues in the context of middle class Black families, their passions and ambitions, and the remarkable phenomenon of 'passing for white'.

Narrator....Bonnie Greer

Irene....Andrea Harris

Brian....Paterson Joseph

Clare....Nicole Charles

John Bellew....Martin McDougall

Hugh Wentmore....Robert Jezek

Gertrude....Tanya Moodie

Saxophonist....Adam Waldmann

Director Marina Caldarone.

Passing

By Nella Larsen, dramatised by Annie Caulfield.

1/2. Novelist Larsen's mixed parentage gave her a profound insight into racial issues in 1930s America. This story deals with these issues in the context of middle class Black families, their passions and ambitions, and the remarkable phenomenon of 'passing for white'.

Narrator....Bonnie Greer

Irene....Andrea Harris

Brian....Paterson Joseph

Clare....Nicole Charles

John Bellew....Martin McDougall

Hugh Wentmore....Robert Jezek

Gertrude....Tanya Moodie

Saxophonist....Adam Waldmann

Director Marina Caldarone.

2006031920060325

Passing

By Nella Larsen, dramatised by Annie Caulfield.

2/2. The beguiling Clare Kendry, still successfully passing for white, has infiltrated herself into Irene's home and into Black society. But the gloss of charm, which has enabled Clare to become popular and admired, conceals a seam of darkness that threatens to shake Irene's ordinary, happy life to its foundations.

Narrator....Bonnie Greer

Irene....Andrea Harris

Brian....Paterson Joseph

Clare....Nicole Charles

John Bellew....Martin McDougall

Hugh Wentmore....Robert Jezek

Gertrude....Tanya Moodie

Dave....Harold Finley

Saxophonist....Adam Waldmann

Director Marina Caldarone.

Passing

By Nella Larsen, dramatised by Annie Caulfield.

2/2. The beguiling Clare Kendry, still successfully passing for white, has infiltrated herself into Irene's home and into Black society. But the gloss of charm, which has enabled Clare to become popular and admired, conceals a seam of darkness that threatens to shake Irene's ordinary, happy life to its foundations.

Narrator....Bonnie Greer

Irene....Andrea Harris

Brian....Paterson Joseph

Clare....Nicole Charles

John Bellew....Martin McDougall

Hugh Wentmore....Robert Jezek

Gertrude....Tanya Moodie

Dave....Harold Finley

Saxophonist....Adam Waldmann

Director Marina Caldarone.

2006032620060401

A House for Mr Biswas

The first radio dramatisation of Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul's masterpiece.

1/2. Set in Trinidad, the drama describes the life of an ordinary Hindu man struggling to overcome circumstances and fulfil his destiny. Unfortunately, his main obstacle is his formidable mother-in-law.

Narrator....Rudolph Walker

Mohun Biswas....Nitin Ganatra

Shama....Nina Wadia

Mrs Tulsi....Leena Dhingra

Seth....Madhav Sharma

Alec....Victor Romero Evans

Govind....Jim Findley

Maclean....Stefan Kalipha

Sushila....Inika Leigh Wright

Bipt....Angela Wynter

Tara....Yvonne Brewster

Anand....Jonathan Bishop

Dramatised for radio by Brian Wright.

Producer Pam Fraser-Solomon.

2006040220060408

A House for Mr Biswas

The first radio dramatisation of Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul's masterpiece.

2/2. Set in Trinidad, the drama describes the life of an ordinary Hindu man struggling to overcome circumstances and fulfil his destiny. Unfortunately, his main obstacle is his formidable mother-in-law.

Narrator....Rudolph Walker

Mohun Biswas....Nitin Ganatra

Shama....Nina Wadia

Mrs Tulsi....Leena Dhingra

Seth....Madhav Sharma

Alec....Victor Romero Evans

Govind....Jim Findley

Owad....Richard Sumitro

Sushila....Inika Leigh Wright

Burnett....Kim Wall

Logie....Elizabeth Bell

Anand....Jonathan Bishop

Dramatised for radio by Brian Wright.

Producer Pam Fraser-Solomon.

2006040920060415

The Code of the Woosters

By PG Wodehouse, dramatised by Judith French.

1/2. Bertie Wooster's old pal Gussie Fink-Nottle parts from his fiance Madeline, and appeals for Bertie's help to mend the rift. Will Bertie rush to his aid, despite the fact that Madeline believes Bertie to be in love with her?

Bertie Wooster....Marcus Brigstocke

Jeeves....Andrew Sachs

Aunt Dahlia....Carolyn Pickles

Madeline Bassett....Flaminia Cinque

Sir Watkyn Bassett....Jon Glover

Roderick Spode....Jack Klaff

Gussie Fink-Nottle....Jeremy Swift

Stephanie 'Stiffy' Byng....Tracy Wiles

Harold 'Stinker' Pinker....Kim Wall

Constable Oates....Anthony Glennon

Original music by David Pickvance.

Producer/director Jonquil Panting.

The Code of the Woosters

By PG Wodehouse, dramatised by Judith French.

1/2. Bertie Wooster's old pal Gussie Fink-Nottle parts from his fiance Madeline, and appeals for Bertie's help to mend the rift. Will Bertie rush to his aid, despite the fact that Madeline believes Bertie to be in love with her?

Bertie Wooster....Marcus Brigstocke

Jeeves....Andrew Sachs

Aunt Dahlia....Carolyn Pickles

Madeline Bassett....Flaminia Cinque

Sir Watkyn Bassett....Jon Glover

Roderick Spode....Jack Klaff

Gussie Fink-Nottle....Jeremy Swift

Stephanie 'Stiffy' Byng....Tracy Wiles

Harold 'Stinker' Pinker....Kim Wall

Constable Oates....Anthony Glennon

Original music by David Pickvance.

Producer/director Jonquil Panting.

2006041620060422

The Code of the Woosters

By PG Wodehouse, dramatised by Judith French.

2/2. Bertie Wooster's strict adherence to The Code of the Woosters (Never Let a Pal Down) has lured him and Jeeves to cursed Totleigh Towers. Bertie's limited brain power now has to reunite two pairs of estranged lovers, and run a criminal errand for his aunt, using only a silver cow-creamer and a small leather-bound notebook. All this while narrowly avoiding marriage, imprisonment and physical disability, thanks to the genius of Jeeves.

Bertie Wooster....Marcus Brigstocke

Jeeves....Andrew Sachs

Stephanie 'Stiffy' Byng....Tracy Wiles

Gussie Fink-Nottle....Jeremy Swift

Aunt Dahlia....Carolyn Pickles

Madeline Bassett....Flaminia Cinque

Sir Watkyn Bassett....Jon Glover

Roderick Spode....Jack Klaff

Harold 'Stinker' Pinker....Kim Wall

Constable Oates....Anthony Glennon

Original music by David Pickvance.

Producer/director Jonquil Panting.

The Code of the Woosters

By PG Wodehouse, dramatised by Judith French.

2/2. Bertie Wooster's strict adherence to The Code of the Woosters (Never Let a Pal Down) has lured him and Jeeves to cursed Totleigh Towers. Bertie's limited brain power now has to reunite two pairs of estranged lovers, and run a criminal errand for his aunt, using only a silver cow-creamer and a small leather-bound notebook. All this while narrowly avoiding marriage, imprisonment and physical disability, thanks to the genius of Jeeves.

Bertie Wooster....Marcus Brigstocke

Jeeves....Andrew Sachs

Stephanie 'Stiffy' Byng....Tracy Wiles

Gussie Fink-Nottle....Jeremy Swift

Aunt Dahlia....Carolyn Pickles

Madeline Bassett....Flaminia Cinque

Sir Watkyn Bassett....Jon Glover

Roderick Spode....Jack Klaff

Harold 'Stinker' Pinker....Kim Wall

Constable Oates....Anthony Glennon

Original music by David Pickvance.

Producer/director Jonquil Panting.

2006042320060429

Dead Souls

By Nikolay Gogol, dramatised by Dan Rebellato.

A comic tour de force about human folly, starring Michael Palin and Mark Heap.

1/2. Charmer Chichikov arrives in town with his narrator in tow, and starts touting for dead souls. Why? What is he going to do with them? Suspicions come to a head at the Governor's Ball, the highlight of provincial Russian society.

Narrator....Michael Palin

Chichikov....Mark Heap

Manilov....David Fleeshman

Korabochka....Judith Davis

Sobakevich....Wyllie Longmore

Nozdryov....Toby Hadoke

Selifan....Graeme Hawley

Sound design by Steve Brooke.

Director Polly Thomas.

Dead Souls

By Nikolay Gogol, dramatised by Dan Rebellato.

A comic tour de force about human folly and one of the jewels of Russian literature, starring Michael Palin and Mark Heap.

1/2. Charmer Chichikov arrives in town with his narrator in tow, and starts touting for dead souls. Why? What is he going to do with them? Suspicions come to a head at the Governor's Ball, the highlight of provincial Russian society.

Narrator....Michael Palin

Chichikov....Mark Heap

Manilov....David Fleeshman

Korabochka....Judith Davis

Sobakevich....Wyllie Longmore

Nozdryov....Toby Hadoke

Selifan....Graeme Hawley

Sound design by Steve Brooke.

Director Polly Thomas.

2006043020060506

Dead Souls

By Nikolay Gogol, dramatised by Dan Rebellato.

A comic tour de force about human folly, starring Michael Palin and Mark Heap.

2/2. In disgrace, Chichikov is arrested but escapes with the narrator's help to another part of Russia. He at last seems determined to make a fresh start and become an honest man. However, his past is about to catch up with him.

Narrator....Michael Palin

Chichikov....Mark Heap

Tenteknikov....Toby Hadoke

Kostanzhoglo....David Fleeshman

Korabochka....Judith Davis

Koshkaryov....Wyllie Longmore

Selifan....Graeme Hawley

Ulinka....Rina Mahoney

Sound design by Steve Brooke.

Director Polly Thomas.

Dead Souls

By Nikolay Gogol, dramatised by Dan Rebellato.

A comic tour de force about human folly, starring Michael Palin and Mark Heap.

2/2. In disgrace, Chichikov is arrested but escapes with the narrator's help to another part of Russia. He at last seems determined to make a fresh start and become an honest man. However, his past is about to catch up with him.

Narrator....Michael Palin

Chichikov....Mark Heap

Tenteknikov....Toby Hadoke

Kostanzhoglo....David Fleeshman

Korabochka....Judith Davis

Koshkaryov....Wyllie Longmore

Selifan....Graeme Hawley

Ulinka....Rina Mahoney

Sound design by Steve Brooke.

Director Polly Thomas.

2006050720060513

Kipps

By HG Wells, dramatised by Mike Walker.

1/2. Raised in the respectable gloom of his uncle's shop and looking forward to a career of unremitting drapery, Artie Kipps finds his life changed by an astonishing bit of luck after being hit by a runaway bicycle.

Arthur Kipps....Bryan Dick

Uncle....Donald Sumpter

Aunt....Deborah Findlay

Helen Walsingham....Lesley Vickerage

Shalford....Jonathan Keeble

Chitterlow....Robert Whitelock

Young Arthur....Myles Taylor

Young Sid....Jordan Clarke

Young Ann....Megan Jones

Producer/director John Taylor.

Kipps

By HG Wells, dramatised by Mike Walker.

1/2. Raised in the respectable gloom of his uncle's shop and looking forward to a career of unremitting drapery, Artie Kipps finds his life changed by an astonishing bit of luck after being hit by a runaway bicycle.

Arthur Kipps....Bryan Dick

Uncle....Donald Sumpter

Aunt....Deborah Findlay

Helen Walsingham....Lesley Vickerage

Shalford....Jonathan Keeble

Chitterlow....Robert Whitelock

Young Arthur....Myles Taylor

Young Sid....Jordan Clarke

Young Ann....Megan Jones

Producer/director John Taylor.

2006051420060520

Kipps

By HG Wells, dramatised by Mike Walker.

2/2. For the sake of Helen, Artie Kipps tries to adapt himself to the alien rite of a Folkestone anagram tea, where an unexpected encounter shatters everything.

Arthur Kipps....Bryan Dick

Helen Walsingham....Lesley Vickerage

Mrs Walsingham....Deborah Findlay

Ann....Sinead Matthews

Coote....Julian Rhind-Tutt

Chitterlow....Robert Whitelock

Sid....Simon Balfour

Uncle....Donald Sumpter

Producer/director John Taylor.

Kipps

By HG Wells, dramatised by Mike Walker.

2/2. For the sake of Helen, Artie Kipps tries to adapt himself to the alien rite of a Folkestone anagram tea, where an unexpected encounter shatters everything.

Arthur Kipps....Bryan Dick

Helen Walsingham....Lesley Vickerage

Mrs Walsingham....Deborah Findlay

Ann....Sinead Matthews

Coote....Julian Rhind-Tutt

Chitterlow....Robert Whitelock

Sid....Simon Balfour

Uncle....Donald Sumpter

Producer/director John Taylor.

2006052120060527

Memento Mori

By Muriel Spark, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

1/2. Dame Lettie Colston is the first of her circle of friends and relations to be warned by a voice on the telephone 'Remember you must die!' These calls soon become widespread, defying all speculation and the efforts of the police.

The caller is variously described by those who hear him as menacing, civil, boyish, sinister. The calls create a considerable stir in the lives of the recipients and serve to intertwine the remaining strands of their failing lives.

Godfrey Colston....Geoffrey Whitehead

Charmian Colston....Marcia Warren

Mrs Mabel Pettigrew....Prunella Scales

Dame Lettie Colston....Elizabeth Spriggs

Percy Mannering....Windsor Davies

Jean Taylor....Thelma Barlow

Henry Mortimer....Trevor Martin

Guy Leet....John Rowe

Mrs Anthony/Tempest....Frances Jeater

Olive Mannering/Gwen....Tracy Wiles

With Thomas Wheatley, Anthony Glennon and Kim Wall

Director Pauline Harris.

Memento Mori

By Muriel Spark, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

1/2. Dame Lettie Colston is the first of her circle of friends and relations to be warned by a voice on the telephone 'Remember you must die!' These calls soon become widespread, defying all speculation and the efforts of the police.

The caller is variously described by those who hear him as menacing, civil, boyish, sinister. The calls create a considerable stir in the lives of the recipients and serve to intertwine the remaining strands of their failing lives.

Godfrey Colston....Geoffrey Whitehead

Charmian Colston....Marcia Warren

Mrs Mabel Pettigrew....Prunella Scales

Dame Lettie Colston....Elizabeth Spriggs

Percy Mannering....Windsor Davies

Jean Taylor....Thelma Barlow

Henry Mortimer....Trevor Martin

Guy Leet....John Rowe

Mrs Anthony/Tempest....Frances Jeater

Olive Mannering/Gwen....Tracy Wiles

With Thomas Wheatley, Anthony Glennon and Kim Wall

Director Pauline Harris.

2006052820060603

Memento Mori

By Muriel Spark, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

2/2. Mrs Pettigrew is blackmailing Godfrey, while the mystery telephone caller persists in his warnings of "Remember you must die". These calls soon become widespread, defying all speculation and the efforts of the police.

Godfrey Colston....Geoffrey Whitehead

Charmian Colston....Marcia Warren

Mrs Mabel Pettigrew....Prunella Scales

Dame Lettie Colston....Elizabeth Spriggs

Percy Mannering....Windsor Davies

Jean Taylor....Thelma Barlow

Henry Mortimer....Trevor Martin

Guy Leet....John Rowe

Tony....Kim Wall

Bill....Anthony Glennon

Mrs Anthony....Frances Jeater

Olive Mannering/Gwen....Tracy Wiles

Eric....Thomas Wheatley

Director Pauline Harris.

Memento Mori

By Muriel Spark, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

2/2. Mrs Pettigrew is blackmailing Godfrey, while the mystery telephone caller persists in his warnings of "Remember you must die". These calls soon become widespread, defying all speculation and the efforts of the police.

Godfrey Colston....Geoffrey Whitehead

Charmian Colston....Marcia Warren

Mrs Mabel Pettigrew....Prunella Scales

Dame Lettie Colston....Elizabeth Spriggs

Percy Mannering....Windsor Davies

Jean Taylor....Thelma Barlow

Henry Mortimer....Trevor Martin

Guy Leet....John Rowe

Tony....Kim Wall

Bill....Anthony Glennon

Mrs Anthony....Frances Jeater

Olive Mannering/Gwen....Tracy Wiles

Eric....Thomas Wheatley

Director Pauline Harris.

2006060420060610

Amerika

By Franz Kafka, dramatised by Graham White.

1/2. In Kafka's formative work, set in New York in 1911, Karl Rossmann has had to leave his family in Prague after an indiscretion with a girl. Now arriving in the New World, he's filled with optimism. But will it last?

Karl Rossman....Carl Prekopp

Uncle Jacob....Conleth Hill

Mr Pollunder....Ewan Bailey

Green....Nathan Osgood

Robinson....Nicholas Boulton

Hans....Nick Sayce

Head Cook....Elizabeth Bell

Purser....Kim Wall

Clara....Tracy Wiles

Original music composed and performed by Mark Springer.

Director Peter Kavanagh.

Amerika

By Franz Kafka, dramatised by Graham White.

1/2. In Kafka's formative work, set in New York in 1911, Karl Rossmann has had to leave his family in Prague after an indiscretion with a girl. Now arriving in the New World he's filled with optimism. But will it last?

Karl Rossman....Carl Prekopp

Uncle Jacob....Conleth Hill

Mr Pollunder....Ewan Bailey

Green....Nathan Osgood

Robinson....Nicholas Boulton

Hans....Nick Sayce

Head Cook....Elizabeth Bell

Purser....Kim Wall

Clara....Tracy Wiles

Original music composed and performed by Mark Springer.

Director Peter Kavanagh.

2006061120060617

Amerika

By Franz Kafka, dramatised by Graham White.

2/2. New York, 1911. Expelled from his Uncle Jacob's empire, young emigre Karl Rossmann struggles to find his feet in the bewildering landscape of Kafka's Amerika.

Karl Rossman....Carl Prekopp

Uncle Jacob....Conleth Hill

Therese....Clare Lawrence

Robinson....Nicholas Boulton

Delamarche....Ewan Bailey

Rennell....Nick Sayce

Brunelda....Elizabeth Bell

Eva....Tracy Wiles

Original music composed and performed by Mark Springer.

Director Peter Kavanagh.

2006061120060617

Amerika

By Franz Kafka, dramatised by Graham White.

2/2. New York, 1911. Expelled from his Uncle Jacob's empire, young emigre Karl Rossmann struggles to find his feet in the bewildering landscape of Kafka's Amerika.

Karl Rossman....Carl Prekopp

Uncle Jacob....Conleth Hill

Therese....Clare Lawrence

Robinson....Nicholas Boulton

Delamarche....Ewan Bailey

Rennell....Nick Sayce

Brunelda....Elizabeth Bell

Eva....Tracy Wiles

Original music composed and performed by Mark Springer.

Director Peter Kavanagh.

2006061220060617

Basil

Robin Brooks's dramatisation of Wilkie Collins' novel.

1/2. After little more than a glimpse on an omnibus, Basil falls in love with Margaret Sherwin, daughter of a nouveau riche tradesman. Although of different classes, Basil plots to marry Margaret in secret, hoping that he will reconcile his father to the match. But little will go as planned.

Basil....Julian Rhind Tutt

Mannion....Robert Glenister

Margaret....Julie Cox

Sherwin....Christopher Etteridge

Mrs Sherwin....Leslie Ashe

Clara....Charlotte Lucas

Ralph/Passenger/Cleric....Nicholas Rowe

Father....Simon Chandler

Susan....Kellie Shirley

Clippie/cabbie....Robin Brooks

Bell-boy....Seb Cardinal

Producer Clive Brill.

20060618
20060701

Basil

Robin Brooks' dramatisation of Wilkie Collins' novel.

2/2. After a bloody fight, Mannion is hospitalised and disfigured. Whilst Basil attempts to get out of his blighted marriage, Mannion swears to hunt Basil down to Doomsday.

Basil....Julian Rhind Tutt

Mannion....Robert Glenister

Margaret....Julie Cox

Sherwin....Christopher Etteridge

Mrs Sherwin/Neighbour....Leslie Ashe

Ralph/Doctor 1&2....Nicholas Rowe

Clara....Charlotte Lucas

Father/Bernard....Simon Chandler

Susan....Kellie Shirley

Usher/Innkeeper....Seb Cardinal

Landlady/Wife....Karen Randel

Producer Clive Brill. Then Weather.

2006070220060708

She

By H Rider Haggard, adapted by Hattie Naylor.

The 19th Century best-seller set in a mysterious African kingdom explores the complex themes of imperial arrogance, sexual obsession, power and isolation that lie behind the high adventure.

1/4. Ludwig Holly and his ward Leo's quest for the truth behind the legend of Leo's ancestry takes them to Africa, where they find Ayesha, 2000 years old but beautiful beyond all description, despotically ruling her secret kingdom.

Ludwig Holly....Tim McInnerny

Leo....Oliver Chris

Ayesha....Mia Soteriou

Job....Howard Coggins

Billali....Ben Onwukwe

Amenartas/Ustane....Janice Acquah

Vincey....Tom Sherman

Agarah....Damian Lynch

Young Leo....Oliver Baynham

Composed music by Elizabeth Purnell.

Director Sara Davies.

She

By H Rider Haggard, adapted by Hattie Naylor.

The 19th century best-seller set in a mysterious African kingdom explores the complex themes of imperial arrogance, sexual obsession, power and isolation that lie behind the high adventure.

1/4. Ludwig Holly and his ward Leo's quest for the truth behind legend of Leo's ancestry takes them to Africa, where they find Ayesha, 2000 years old but beautiful beyond all description, despotically ruling her secret kingdom.

Ludwig Holly....Tim McInnerny

Leo....Oliver Chris

Ayesha....Mia Soteriou

Job....Howard Coggins

Billali....Ben Onwukwe

Amenartas/Ustane....Janice Acquah

Vincey....Tom Sherman

Agarah....Damian Lynch

Young Leo....Oliver Baynham

Composed music by Elizabeth Purnell.

Director Sara Davies. Then News.

2006070920060715

She

By H Rider Haggard, adapted by Hattie Naylor.

The 19th century best-seller set in a mysterious African kingdom explores the complex themes of imperial arrogance, sexual obsession, power and isolation that lie behind the high adventure.

2/2. Ayesha, the queen whose beauty enthrals and terrifies all who see her, believes Leo to be the lover for whom she has waited 2000 years.

Ludwig Holly....Tim McInnerny

Leo....Oliver Chris

Ayesha....Mia Soteriou

Job....Howard Coggins

Billali....Ben Onwukwe

Ustane....Janice Acquah

Agarah....Damian Lynch

Composed music by Elizabeth Purnell.

Director Sara Davies.

2006072320060729

The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco's enigmatic murder mystery charts seven fateful days in the life of a medieval abbey in Italy.

2/2. Three monks have died - and William of Baskerville has so far failed to find the killer. The feared Papal Inquisitor Bernard Gui takes over the investigation and declares the abbey has been infected by witchcraft.

William of Baskerville....David Hayman

Old Adso....Andrew Sachs

Young Adso....Nick Underwood

Abbot....Crawford Logan

Jorge....Jim Norton

Bernard Gui....Christian Rodska

Remigio....Gerry Mulgrew

Severinus....Brian Pettifer

Nicholas....Sean Scanlan

Malachi....Neil McKinven

Salvatore....Mark McDonnell

Girl....Cara Kelly

Benno....John Kielty

Hugh....Simon Tait

Producer/director Bruce Young.

The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco's enigmatic murder mystery charts seven fateful days in the life of a medieval abbey in Italy.

2/2. Three monks have died - and William of Baskerville has so far failed to find the killer. The feared Papal Inquisitor Bernard Gui takes over the investigation and declares the abbey has been infected by witchcraft.

William of Baskerville....David Hayman

Old Adso....Andrew Sachs

Young Adso....Nick Underwood

Abbot....Crawford Logan

Jorge....Jim Norton

Bernard Gui....Christian Rodska

Remigio....Gerry Mulgrew

Severinus....Brian Pettifer

Nicholas....Sean Scanlan

Malachi....Neil McKinven

Salvatore....Mark McDonnell

Girl....Cara Kelly

Benno....John Kielty

Hugh....Simon Tait

Producer/director Bruce Young.

2006073020060805

Great Expectations

Martyn Wade's adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens.

1/3. The Common Boy

Young Pip is an orphan living with his shrewish sister and her kindly blacksmith husband. One Christmas Eve, he is surprised by a convict and forced to steal for him. This single good deed of Pip's leads him to the pursuit of expectations of wealth, a better position in life, and happiness; but he has many hard lessons to learn before he achieves that.

Pip....Oliver Milburn

Young Pip....Angus Imrie

Joe....Jim Carter

Mrs Joe....Pam Ferris

Biddy....Robin Weaver

Magwitch....Ken Campbell

Miss Havisham....Janet Suzman

Young Estella....Ellie Beaven

Young Herbert....Milo Clare

Jaggers....Roger Allam

Pumblechook....Christopher Benjamin

Orlick....Ben Crowe

Compeyson....Harry Myers

Director Marilyn Imrie.

Great Expectations

Martyn Wade's adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens.

1/3. The Common Boy

Young Pip is an orphan living with his shrewish sister and her kindly blacksmith husband. One Christmas Eve, he is surprised by a convict and forced to steal for him. This single good deed of Pip's leads him to the pursuit of expectations of wealth, a better position in life, and happiness; but he has many hard lessons to learn before he achieves that.

Pip....Oliver Milburn

Young Pip....Angus Imrie

Joe....Jim Carter

Mrs Joe....Pam Ferris

Biddy....Robin Weaver

Magwitch....Ken Campbell

Miss Havisham....Janet Suzman

Young Estella....Ellie Beaven

Young Herbert....Milo Clare

Jaggers....Roger Allam

Pumblechook....Christopher Benjamin

Orlick....Ben Crowe

Compeyson....Harry Myers

Director Marilyn Imrie.

2006080620060812

Great Expectations

Martyn Wade's adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens.

2/3. The Gentleman

Pip arrives in London to meet with the lawyer Jaggers, who will play such a vital part in his life. He makes friends with Herbert Pocket, and learns how to be a gentleman, although true love and happiness still elude him.

Pip....Oliver Milburn

Joe....Jim Carter

Biddy....Robin Weaver

Miss Havisham....Janet Suzman

Estella....Anna Maxwell Martin

Herbert....Adrian Scarborough

Jaggers....Roger Allam

Wemmick....Stephen Critchlow

Pumblechook....Christopher Benjamin

Mr Pocket....David Thorpe

Aged Parent....Sam Beazley

Molly....Maggie McCarthy

Director Marilyn Imrie.

Great Expectations

Martyn Wade's adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens.

2/3. The Gentleman

Pip arrives in London to meet with the lawyer Jaggers, who will play such a vital part in his life. He makes friends with Herbert Pocket, and learns

how to be a gentleman, although true love and happiness still elude him.

Pip....Oliver Milburn

Joe....Jim Carter

Biddy....Robin Weaver

Miss Havisham....Janet Suzman

Estella....Anna Maxwell Martin

Herbert....Adrian Scarborough

Jaggers....Roger Allam

Wemmick....Stephen Critchlow

Pumblechook....Christopher Benjamin

Mr Pocket....David Thorpe

Aged Parent....Sam Beazley

Molly....Maggie McCarthy

Director Marilyn Imrie.

2006081320060819

Great Expectations

Martyn Wade's adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens.

3/3. The Truth

Pip discovers the truth about his own benefactor, the sorrows of Estella's life, and the value of loyalty, faithfulness and friendship.

Pip....Oliver Milburn

Joe....Jim Carter

Biddy....Robin Weaver

Miss Havisham....Janet Suzman

Estella....Anna Maxwell Martin

Herbert....Adrian Scarborough

Jaggers....Roger Allam

Wemmick....Stephen Critchlow

Magwitch....Ken Campbell

Molly....Maggie McCarthy

Compeyson....Harry Myers

Watchman....Ben Crowe

Director Marilyn Imrie.

Great Expectations

Martyn Wade's adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens.

3/3. The Truth

Pip discovers the truth about his own benefactor, the sorrows of Estella's life, and the value of loyalty, faithfulness and friendship.

Pip....Oliver Milburn

Joe....Jim Carter

Biddy....Robin Weaver

Miss Havisham....Janet Suzman

Estella....Anna Maxwell Martin

Herbert....Adrian Scarborough

Jaggers....Roger Allam

Wemmick....Stephen Critchlow

Magwitch....Ken Campbell

Molly....Maggie McCarthy

Compeyson....Harry Myers

Watchman....Ben Crowe

Director Marilyn Imrie.

2006082020060826

1/2. Erewhon

By Samuel Butler, dramatised by Eamonn O'Neill, Martin Shea and James O'Neill.

The traveller Higgs discovers a remote land where the use of machines is forbidden, where having a cold is a punishable offence, and the greatest scholarly achievement is the study of unreason.

Higgs....Graeme Hawley

Arowhena....Jasmine Hyde

Nosnibor....Jonathan Tafler

Mrs Nosnibor....Sue Ryding

Mahaina....Brigit Forsythe

Thims....Leigh Symonds

Lord Stafford/Mayor....David Fleeshman

Judge....Stuart Richman

Producer/Director Gary Brown.

1/2. Erewhon

By Samuel Butler, dramatised by Eamonn O' Neill, Martin Shea and James O'Neill.

The traveller Higgs discovers a remote land where the use of machines is forbidden, where having a cold is a punishable offence, and the greatest scholarly achievement is the study of unreason.

Higgs....Graeme Hawley

Arowhena....Jasmine Hyde

Nosnibor....Jonathan Tafler

Mrs Nosnibor....Sue Ryding

Mahaina....Brigit Forsythe

Thims....Leigh Symonds

Lord Stafford/Mayor....David Fleeshman

Judge....Stuart Richman

Producer/director Gary Brown.

2006082720060902

Erewhon

By Samuel Butler, dramatised by Eamonn O' Neill, Martin Shea and James O'Neill.

2/2. Higgs is starting to find the topsy turvy life in Erewhon most uncomfortable. He is under suspicion from the evil Professor Mahaina for being in the possession of a music box. But worst of all, his beloved Arowhena is about to be arrested for having a head cold - a serious offence in Erewhon.

Higgs....Graeme Hawley

Arowhena....Jasmine Hyde

Nosnibor....Jonathan Tafler

Mrs Nosnibor....Sue Ryding

Mahaina....Brigit Forsythe

Thims....Leigh Symonds

Lord Stafford....David Fleeshman

Judge....Stuart Richman

Producer/director Gary Brown.

Erewhon

By Samuel Butler, dramatised by Eamonn O' Neill, Martin Shea and James O'Neill.

2/2. Higgs is starting to find the topsy turvy life in Erewhon most uncomfortable. He is under suspicion from the evil Professor Mahaina for being in the possession of a music box. But worst of all, his beloved Arowhena is about to be arrested for having a head cold - a serious offence in Erewhon.

Higgs....Graeme Hawley

Arowhena....Jasmine Hyde

Nosnibor....Jonathan Tafler

Mrs Nosnibor....Sue Ryding

Mahaina....Brigit Forsythe

Thims....Leigh Symonds

Lord Stafford....David Fleeshman

Judge....Stuart Richman

Producer/director Gary Brown.

2006090320060909

The Ministry of Fear

By Graham Greene, dramatised for radio by Sean O'Brien.

1/2. For Arthur Rowe the charity fete was a trip back to childhood, a welcome chance to escape the terror of the Blitz. Then he correctly guesses the weight of a cake and from that moment - he's a hunted man.

Rowe....Michael Feast

Willi....James Nickerson

Anna....Fiona Clarke

Mrs Bellairs....Anne Rye

Rennit....David Fleeshman

Mrs Willcox/Miss Pantil....Maggie Fox

Mrs Dermody/Mother....Sue Ryding

Poole/Fullove....Malcom Raeburn

Reverend Sinclair....Stuart Richman

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

The Ministry of Fear

By Graham Greene, dramatised for radio by Sean O'Brien.

1/2. For Arthur Rowe the charity fete was a trip back to childhood, a welcome chance to escape the terror of the Blitz. Then he correctly guesses the weight of a cake and from that moment - he's a hunted man.

Rowe....Michael Feast

Willi....James Nickerson

Anna....Fiona Clarke

Mrs Bellairs....Anne Rye

Rennit....David Fleeshman

Mrs Willcox/Miss Pantil....Maggie Fox

Mrs Dermody/Mother....Sue Ryding

Poole/Fullove....Malcom Raeburn

Reverend Sinclair....Stuart Richman

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

2006091020060916

The Ministry of Fear

By Graham Greene, dramatised for radio by Sean O'Brien.

2/2. A man wakes up in a clinic. He's a civilian casualty and has lost his memory; apparently his name is Richard Digby. The doctors don't want him to leave. Why?

Rowe....Michael Feast

Willi....James Nickerson

Anna....Fiona Clarke

Mrs Bellairs....Anne Rye

Major Stone/Cost....David Fleeshman

Poole/Prentice....Malcolm Raeburn

Forrester....Stuart Richman

Johns....Lloyd Peters

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

The Ministry of Fear

By Graham Greene, dramatised for radio by Sean O'Brien.

2/2. A man wakes up in a clinic. He's a civilian casualty and has lost his memory; apparently his name is Richard Digby. The doctors don't want him to leave. Why?

Rowe....Michael Feast

Willi....James Nickerson

Anna....Fiona Clarke

Mrs Bellairs....Anne Rye

Major Stone/Cost....David Fleeshman

Poole/Prentice....Malcom Raeburn

Forrester....Stuart Richman

Johns....Lloyd Peters

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

20060923

Lady Chatterley's Lover

By DH Lawrence, dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

1/2. Arrival

In Lawrence's classic exploration of the nature of sexual love, young beautiful Constance is married to Lord Clifford, wounded in the 1914-18 World War and now wheelchair-bound. Her life at Wragby Hall is bleak and lonely; until an encounter with Oliver Mellors changes everything.

Constance Chatterley....Lia Williams

Clifford Chatterley....Roger Allam

Oliver Mellors....Robert Glenister

Mrs Bolton....Lynn Farleigh

Hilda....Jasmine Hyde

Sir Malcolm....David Rintoul

Duncan Forbes....Julian Rhind-Tutt

Director Marilyn Imrie.

20060930

Lady Chatterley's Lover

By DH Lawrence, dramatised by Michelene Wandor.

2/2. Departure

Constance and Oliver have embarked on a secret, passionate affair - but already the housekeeper Mrs Bolton suspects something, and Constance has confided in her sister. As their lives begin to unravel, will Oliver and Lady Chatterley manage to preserve the tenderness which brought them together?

Constance Chatterley....Lia Williams

Clifford Chatterley....Roger Allam

Oliver Mellors....Robert Glenister

Mrs Bolton....Lynn Farleigh

Hilda....Jasmine Hyde

Sir Malcolm....David Rintoul

Director Marilyn Imrie.

2006100120061007

The Secret Agent

By Joseph Conrad.

1/2. When a terrorist bomb explodes in London killing the bomber, all levels of the establishment, and every anarchist circle, feels threatened.

Conrad's black comedy, written in 1907, takes a wry look at the shabby truth behind the news. Dramatised for radio by David Napthine.

Chief Inspector Heat....Ron Cook

Assistant Commissioner....Robert Glenister

Adolf Verloc....David Calder

Winnie Verloc....Wendy Nottingham

Tom Ossipon....Paul Bazeley

The Professor....Robin Soans

Vladimir....Hugh Ross

Sir Ethelred....Geoffrey Beevers

Toodles....Joseph Kloska

George....Paul Richard Biggin

Waiter....Saikat Ahamed

The Secret Agent

By Joseph Conrad.

1/2. When a terrorist bomb explodes in London killing the bomber, all levels of the establishment, and every anarchist circle, feels threatened.

Conrad's black comedy, written in 1907, takes a wry look at the shabby truth behind the news. Dramatised for radio by David Napthine.

Chief Inspector Heat....Ron Cook

Assistant Commissioner....Robert Glenister

Adolf Verloc....David Calder

Winnie Verloc....Wendy Nottingham

Tom Ossipon....Paul Bazeley

The Professor....Robin Soans

Vladimir....Hugh Ross

Sir Ethelred....Geoffrey Beevers

Toodles....Joseph Kloska

George....Paul Richard Biggin

Waiter....Saikat Ahamed

2006100820061014

The Secret Agent

By Joseph Conrad.

2/2. What began as an international bombing outrage quickly resolves into a domestic tragedy.

Conrad's black comedy, written in 1907, takes a wry look at the shabby truth behind the news. Dramatised for radio by David Napthine.

Chief Inspector Heat....Ron Cook

Assistant Commissioner....Robert Glenister

Adolf Verloc....David Calder

Winnie Verloc....Wendy Nottingham

Tom Ossipon....Paul Bazeley

The Professor....Robin Soans

Vladimir....Hugh Ross

Sir Ethelred....Geoffrey Beevers

Great Lady....Jillie Meers

Toodles....Joseph Kloska

Stevie....Paul Richard Biggin

Porter....Saikat Ahamed

The Secret Agent

By Joseph Conrad.

2/2. What began as an international bombing outrage quickly resolves into a domestic tragedy.

Conrad's black comedy, written in 1907, takes a wry look at the shabby truth behind the news. Dramatised for radio by David Napthine.

Chief Inspector Heat....Ron Cook

Assistant Commissioner....Robert Glenister

Adolf Verloc....David Calder

Winnie Verloc....Wendy Nottingham

Tom Ossipon....Paul Bazeley

The Professor....Robin Soans

Vladimir....Hugh Ross

Sir Ethelred....Geoffrey Beevers

Great Lady....Jillie Meers

Toodles....Joseph Kloska

Stevie....Paul Richard Biggin

Porter....Saikat Ahamed

2006101520061021

The Cairo Trilogy

Omar Sharif stars in this generational saga chronicling the life of a middle class, and downwardly mobile, family in an Egypt adjusting to the modern world. Dramatised from the novels of Naguib Mahfouz.

1/3. The First World War is ending, and then there is a popular uprising in March 1919, when the eldest son Fahmy joins the nationalist cause.

Old Kamal....Omar Sharif

Young Kamal....Karim Fouda

Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawab....Ihab Sakkout

Amina....Caroline Khalil

Fahmy....Mena Reda

Yasin....Tamer Nasrat

Miriam....Ola Roshdy

2006102220061028

The Cairo Trilogy

Omar Sharif stars in this generational saga chronicling the life of a middle class, and downwardly mobile, family in an Egypt adjusting to the modern world. Dramatised from the novels of Naguib Mahfouz.

2/3. It is the late 1920s, Egypt is nominally independent but still under British influence. By the mid 1930s an outbreak of typhoid has a tragic effect on the family.

Old Kamal....Omar Sharif

Kamal....Amr Waked

Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawab....Ihab Sakkout

Aida....Shirine El Ansari

Zanuba....Maryam El Khoshed

Zubayda....Zeinab Moubarak

Yasin....Tamer Nasrat

Director John Dryden.

2006110520061111

Brothers Karamazov

Melissa Murray's dramatisation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic.

1/5. Russia 1880

The Karamazovs are reunited for a meeting with their father to discuss Dmitry's inheritance. But it seems that the unpredictable Fyodor Karamazov is not going to play the game.

Fyodor Karamazov....Roy Marsden

Dmitry....Paul Hilton

Ivan....Nicholas Boulton

Alyosha....Carl Prekopp

The Elder....Sam Dale

Mrs Khoklakova....Rachel Atkins

Lise....Emma Noakes

Katerina....Juliet Aubrey

Grushenka....Katy Cavanagh

Smerdyakov....Joseph Kloska

Grigory....Desmond McNamara

Monk....Paul Richard Biggin

Katerina?s Servant....Miranda Keeling

Directed by Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie.

The Brothers Karamazov

Melissa Murray's dramatisation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic.

1/5. Russia 1880: The Karamazovs are reunited for a meeting with their father to discuss Dmitry's inheritance. But it seems that the unpredictable Fyodor Karamazov is not going to play the game.

Fyodor Karamazov....Roy Marsden

Dmitry....Paul Hilton

Ivan....Nicholas Boulton

Alyosha....Carl Prekopp

The Elder....Sam Dale

Mrs Khoklakova....Rachel Atkins

Lise....Emma Noakes

Katerina....Juliet Aubrey

Grushenka....Katy Cavanagh

Smerdyakov....Joseph Kloska

Grigory....Desmond McNamara

Monk....Paul Richard Biggin

Katerina's Servant....Miranda Keeling

Directed by Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie.

2006111220061118

The Brothers Karamazov

2/5. Melissa Murray's dramatisation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic.

While Alyosha attends the bedside of the dying Elder, relations between Dmitry and his father become ever more fraught.

Fyodor Karamazov....Roy Marsden

Dmitry....Paul Hilton

Ivan....Nicholas Boulton

Alyosha....Carl Prekopp

Smerdyakov....Joseph Kloska

Lise....Emma Noakes

Mrs Khoklakova....Rachel Atkins

Katerina....Juliet Aubrey

Grushenka....Katy Cavanagh

Grigory....Desmond McNamara

Father Paisy....Philip Fox

The Elder....Sam Dale

Marya....Bethan Walker

Monks....Paul Richard Biggin, Saikat Ahamed

Directors Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie.

Brothers Karamazov

2/5. Melissa Murray's dramatisation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic.

While Alyosha attends the bedside of the dying Elder, relations between Dmitry and his father become ever more fraught.

Fyodor Karamazov....Roy Marsden

Dmitry....Paul Hilton

Ivan....Nicholas Boulton

Alyosha....Carl Prekopp

Smerdyakov....Joseph Kloska

Lise....Emma Noakes

Mrs Khoklakova....Rachel Atkins

Katerina....Juliet Aubrey

Grushenka....Katy Cavanagh

Grigory....Desmond McNamara

Father Paisy....Philip Fox

The Elder....Sam Dale

Marya....Bethan Walker

Monks....Paul Richard Biggin, Saikat Ahamed

Directors Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie.

2006111920061125

The Brothers Karamazov

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, dramatised by Melissa Murray.

3/5. Following the violent encounter at the Karamazov home, Dmitry flees the town in search of Grushenka.

Dmitry....Paul Hilton

Grushenka....Katy Cavanagh

Alyosha....Carl Prekopp

Lise....Emma Noakes

Mrs Khoklakova....Rachel Atkins

Grigory....Desmond McNamara

Makarov....Mark Straker

Andrey....Philip Fox

Trifon....Paul Richard Biggin

Musialowicz....Sam Dale

Constable....Saikat Ahamed

Revellers....Miranda Keeling, Bethan Walker

Directed by Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie.

2006112620061202

The Brothers Karamazov

Melissa Murray's dramatisation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic.

4/5. As Dmitry goes on trial for the murder of his father, Alyosha desperately seeks proof of his innocence.

Dmitry....Paul Hilton

Grushenka....Katy Cavanagh

Alyosha....Carl Prekopp

Lise....Emma Noakes

Mrs Khoklakova....Rachel Atkins

Grigory....Desmond McNamara

Makarov....Mark Straker

Andrey....Philip Fox

Trifon....Paul Richard Biggin

Musialowicz....Sam Dale

Constable....Saikat Ahamed

Revellers....Miranda Keeling, Bethan Walker

Directed by Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie.

The Brothers Karamazov

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, dramatised by Melissa Murray.

4/5. As Dmitry goes on trial for the murder of his father, Alyosha desperately seeks proof of his innocence.

Dmitry....Paul Hilton

Grushenka....Katy Cavanagh

Alyosha....Carl Prekopp

Lise....Emma Noakes

Mrs Khoklakova....Rachel Atkins

Grigory....Desmond McNamara

Makarov....Mark Straker

Andrey....Philip Fox

Trifon....Paul Richard Biggin

Musialowicz....Sam Dale

Constable....Saikat Ahamed

Revellers....Miranda Keeling, Bethan Walker

Directed by Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie.

2006120320061209

The Brothers Karamazov

Melissa Murray's dramatisation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic.

5/5. Following Ivan?s dramatic appearance at his brother?s trial, Katerina prepares to deal Dmitry a fatal blow.

Dmitry....Paul Hilton

Ivan....Nicholas Boulton

Grushenka....Katy Cavanagh

Alyosha....Carl Prekopp

Katerina....Juliet Aubrey

Lise....Emma Noakes

Mrs Khoklakova....Rachel Atkins

Grigory....Desmond McNamara

Devil....Same Dale

Judge....Ian Masters

Prosecutor....Philip Fox

Directed by Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie.

The Brothers Karamazov

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, dramatised by Melissa Murray.

5/5. Following Ivan's dramatic appearance at his brother's trial, Katerina prepares to deal Dmitry a fatal blow.

Dmitry....Paul Hilton

Ivan....Nicholas Boulton

Grushenka....Katy Cavanagh

Alyosha....Carl Prekopp

Katerina....Juliet Aubrey

Lise....Emma Noakes

Mrs Khoklakova....Rachel Atkins

Grigory....Desmond McNamara

Devil....Same Dale

Judge....Ian Masters

Prosecutor....Philip Fox

Directed by Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie.

2006121020061216

The Midnight Folk

By John Masefield and dramatised by Christopher William Hill. With music composed by Neil Brand.

1/2. A little boy, Kay Harker, finds himself in a race against the evil Abner Brown. Abner has the Pouncer Seven, his witch friends, and their dark magic but Kay has the very special Midnight Folk to help him - Nibbins, the cat, Bitem, the fox and Blinky, the owl. But which side will find the treasure first?

Kay Harker....Sam Salter

Nibbins....Nickolas Grace

Abner Brown....Charles Dance

Miss Sylvia Daisy....Deborah Findlay

Captain Harker....Andrew Sachs

Susan Pricker....Liz Smith

Ellen....Helena Breck

Bitem....Jon Glover

Bilges/The Keeper....Ewan Bailey

Jane/Keeper's Wife....Ann Beach

Twiney Pricker....Harry Myers

Blinky....Graham Seed

Nightshade....Miranda Keeling

Belladonna....Bethan Walker

Brother Venom....Mark Straker

Sir Theopompus....Sam Dale

Bert....Ian Masters

Hollings....Joseph Kloska

Woman....Christine Kavanagh

Produced and directed by Tracey Neale.

The Midnight Folk

By John Masefield and dramatised by Christopher William Hill. With music composed by Neil Brand.

1/2. A little boy, Kay Harker, finds himself in a race against the evil Abner Brown. Abner has the Pouncer Seven, his witch friends, and their dark magic but Kay has the very special Midnight Folk to help him - Nibbins, the cat, Bitem, the fox and Blinky, the owl. But which side will find the treasure first?

Kay Harker....Sam Salter

Nibbins....Nickolas Grace

Abner Brown....Charles Dance

Miss Sylvia Daisy....Deborah Findlay

Captain Harker....Andrew Sachs

Susan Pricker....Liz Smith

Ellen....Helena Breck

Bitem....Jon Glover

Bilges/The Keeper....Ewan Bailey

Jane/Keeper?s Wife....Ann Beach

Twiney Pricker....Harry Myers

Blinky....Graham Seed

Nightshade....Miranda Keeling

Belladonna....Bethan Walker

Brother Venom....Mark Straker

Sir Theopompus....Sam Dale

Bert....Ian Masters

Hollings....Joseph Kloska

Woman....Christine Kavanagh

Produced and directed by Tracey Neale.

2006121720061223

The Midnight Folk

By John Masefield and dramatised by Christopher William Hill. With music composed by Neil Brand.

2/2. By day, Kay Harker is under the ever-watchful eye of his Governess, Miss Sylvia Daisy, but at night he escapes into a mysterious world where the forces of good and evil are pitted against each other. Will Kay and the Midnight Folk prevent the treasure from falling into the hands of the malevolent Abner Brown and the Pouncer Seven?

Kay Harker....Sam Salter

Nibbins....Nickolas Grace

Abner Brown....Charles Dance

Miss Sylvia Daisy....Deborah Findlay

Captain Harker/Merlin....Andrew Sachs

Ellen....Helena Breck

Bitem/Arthur/Archbishop....Jon Glover

Blinky/Edward Bear....Graham Seed

Rat/Dictator....Harry Myers

Bat/Swift....Ian Masters

Otter/Lancelot....Joe Mills

Produced and directed by Tracey Neale.

The Midnight Folk

By John Masefield and dramatised by Christopher William Hill. With music composed by Neil Brand.

2/2. By day, Kay Harker is under the ever-watchful eye of his Governess, Miss Sylvia Daisy, but at night he escapes into a mysterious world where the forces of good and evil are pitted against each other. Will Kay and the Midnight Folk prevent the treasure from falling into the hands of the malevolent Abner Brown and the Pouncer Seven?

Kay Harker....Sam Salter

Nibbins....Nickolas Grace

Abner Brown....Charles Dance

Miss Sylvia Daisy....Deborah Findlay

Captain Harker/Merlin....Andrew Sachs

Ellen....Helena Breck

Bitem/Arthur/Archbishop....Jon Glover

Blinky/Edward Bear....Graham Seed

Rat/Dictator....Harry Myers

Bat/Swift....Ian Masters

Otter/Lancelot....Joe Mills

Produced and directed by Tracey Neale.

2006122420061230

The Inn

Published in 1886, Guy de Maupassant's haunting short story is a wintry, snowbound tale of loneliness, love and mystery. A young mountain guide finds himself in sole charge of a remote Alpine hotel.

Dramatised for radio by Sue Glover.

Ulrich....Robin Laing

Gaspard....Gareth Thomas

Louise Hauser....Vicki Liddelle

Jeanne Hauser....Kirstin Murray

Jean Hauser....John Shedden

Aunt Berthe....Tamara Kennedy

Uncle Maurice....Sandy Neilson

The Inn

Published in 1886, Guy de Maupassant's haunting short story is a wintry, snowbound tale of loneliness and dark imaginings, as a young mountain guide finds himself in sole charge of a remote Alpine hotel. It begins with the first stirrings of a love affair; it ends in mystery and mayhem.

Dramatised for radio by Sue Glover.

Ulrich....Robin Laing

Gaspard....Gareth Thomas

Louise Hauser....Vicki Liddelle

Jeanne Hauser....Kirstin Murray

Jean Hauser....John Shedden

Aunt Berthe....Tamara Kennedy

Uncle Maurice....Sandy Neilson

2006123120070106

Resurrection

Robert Forrest's dramatisation of Leo Tolstoy's last major work.

1/2. Katerina Maslova is a young prostitute on trial for the murder of one of her clients. Serving on the jury, Prince Dmitri recognises the young woman as the girl he seduced many years before. Believing himself partly responsible for her predicament, he embarks upon a complex legal attempt to reverse the sentence passed upon her.

Katerina Maslova....Katherine Igoe

Dmitri Nikhloydov....Richard Dillane

Lydia Menshova....Vivienne Dixon

Vera Bogovskaya....Joanna Tope

Princess Marya....Lesley Hart

Anatoly Krylstov/Rizin....Joe Arkley

Gudz/Makar Dyerkin....John Buick

Directed by Lu Kemp.

Resurrection

Robert Forrest's dramatisation of Leo Tolstoy's last major work.

1/2. Katerina Maslova is a young prostitute on trial for the murder of one of her clients. Serving on the jury, Prince Dmitri recognises the young woman as the girl he seduced many years before. Believing himself partly responsible for her predicament, he embarks upon a complex legal attempt to reverse the sentence passed upon her.

Katerina Maslova....Katherine Igoe

Dmitri Nikhloydov....Richard Dillane

Lydia Menshova....Vivienne Dixon

Vera Bogovskaya....Joanna Tope

Princess Marya....Lesley Hart

Anatoly Krylstov/Rizin....Joe Arkley

Gudz/Makar Dyerkin....John Buick

Directed by Lu Kemp.

2007010720070113

Resurrection

Robert Forrest's dramatisation of Leo Tolstoy's last major work.

2/2. Prince Dmitri follows the young prostitute Katerina Maslova to Siberia. Having been unable to reverse the sentence for murder served in error upon her, he proposes marriage in the hope of redeeming the wrongs he did to her as a girl.

But he finds his proposal contested by a fellow prisoner Simonson, a man who has already made all the sacrifices in life that Prince Dmitri only threatens to make.

Katerina Maslova....Katherine Igoe

Dmitri Nikhloydov....Richard Dillane

Lydia Menshova....Vivienne Dixon

Vera Bogovskaya....Joanna Tope

Princess Marya....Lesley Hart

Anatoly Krylstov....Joe Arkley

Nabatov/Ivan....Phil McKee

Simonson....Tom Brooke

Old Man....Finlay Welsh

Directed by Lu Kemp.

Resurrection

Robert Forrest's dramatisation of Leo Tolstoy's last major work.

2/2. Prince Dmitri follows the young prostitute Katerina Maslova to Siberia. Having been unable to reverse the sentence for murder served in error upon her, he proposes marriage in the hope of redeeming the wrongs he did to her as a girl.

But he finds his proposal contested by a fellow prisoner Simonson, a man who has already made all the sacrifices in life that Prince Dmitri only threatens to make.

Katerina Maslova....Katherine Igoe

Dmitri Nikhloydov....Richard Dillane

Lydia Menshova....Vivienne Dixon

Vera Bogovskaya....Joanna Tope

Princess Marya....Lesley Hart

Anatoly Krylstov....Joe Arkley

Nabatov/Ivan....Phil McKee

Simonson....Tom Brooke

Old Man....Finlay Welsh

Directed by Lu Kemp.

2007011420070120

Germinal

Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths. Set in 1860s France, a struggling mining community takes refuge in the revolutionary young outsider, Étienne.

Narrator....David Bradley

Etienne....Joe Absolom

Catherine....Emily Chennery

Maheu....Charles Dale

La Maheude....Deborah McAndrew

Bonnemort....Peter Armitage

Souvarine....Gary Lewis

Chaval....Leigh Symonds

Paul Negrel....James Nickerson

La Mouquette....Vicky Binns

Jeanlin....Aidan Parsons

Lydie....Daisy Jones

Germinal

Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths. Set in 1860s France, a struggling mining community takes refuge in the revolutionary young outsider, Étienne.

Narrator....David Bradley

Etienne....Joe Absolom

Catherine....Emily Chennery

Maheu....Charles Dale

La Maheude....Deborah McAndrew

Bonnemort....Peter Armitage

Souvarine....Gary Lewis

Chaval....Leigh Symonds

Paul Negrel....James Nickerson

La Mouquette....Vicky Binns

Jeanlin....Aidan Parsons

Lydie....Daisy Jones

2007012120070127

Germinal

Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

2/3. Etienne has to live without the girl he loves - Catherine, who now lives with Chaval. The strike is on in many of the company's pits and Etienne, now nurturing a growing ambition to fight for the proletariat, has become the respected leader of the comrades. But events spiral out of control after a secret midnight meeting in the forest.

Narrator....David Bradley

Etienne....Joe Absolom

Catherine....Emily Chennery

Maheu....Charles Dale

La Maheude....Deborah McAndrew

Souvarine....Gary Lewis

Hennebeau....David Fleeshman

Madame Hennebeau....Denise Black

Cecile....Victoria Brazier

Chaval....Leigh Symonds

Paul Negrel....James Nickerson

La Mouquette....Vicky Binns

Jeanlin....Aidan Parsons

Lydie....Daisy Jones

Germinal

Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

2/3. Etienne has to live without the girl he loves - Catherine, who now lives with Chaval. The strike is on in many of the company's pits and Etienne, now nurturing a growing ambition to fight for the proletariat, has become the respected leader of the comrades. But events spiral out of control after a secret midnight meeting in the forest.

Narrator....David Bradley

Etienne....Joe Absolom

Catherine....Emily Chennery

Maheu....Charles Dale

La Maheude....Deborah McAndrew

Souvarine....Gary Lewis

Hennebeau....David Fleeshman

Madame Hennebeau....Denise Black

Cecile....Victoria Brazier

Chaval....Leigh Symonds

Paul Negrel....James Nickerson

La Mouquette....Vicky Binns

Jeanlin....Aidan Parsons

Lydie....Daisy Jones

2007012820070203

Germinal

Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

3/3. The strike continues and the militia is now keeping guard over the mines. Etienne has been forced into hiding and the news leaks out that the mining company is recruiting workers from Belgium. Urgent action is needed.

Narrator....David Bradley

Etienne....Joe Absolom

Catherine....Emily Chennery

Maheu....Charles Dale

La Maheude....Deborah McAndrew

Souvarine....Gary Lewis

Chaval/Captain....Leigh Symonds

Negrel....James Nickerson

La Mouquette....Vicky Binns

Sentry....Freddie Machin

Jeanlin....Aidan Parsons

Lydie....Daisy Jones

Director Pauline Harris.

Germinal

Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

3/3. The strike continues and the militia is now keeping guard over the mines. Etienne has been forced into hiding and the news leaks out that the mining company is recruiting workers from Belgium. Urgent action is needed.

Narrator....David Bradley

Etienne....Joe Absolom

Catherine....Emily Chennery

Maheu....Charles Dale

La Maheude....Deborah McAndrew

Souvarine....Gary Lewis

Chaval/Captain....Leigh Symonds

Negrel....James Nickerson

La Mouquette....Vicky Binns

Sentry....Freddie Machin

Jeanlin....Aidan Parsons

Lydie....Daisy Jones

Director Pauline Harris.

2007020420070210

The Mahabharata

Dramatised by Jatinder Verma and Claudia Mayer.

1/3. Genesis

A divided family fight over their inheritance and the thing that is most sought after - a peaceful and harmonious land - is destroyed forever.

One of the most important literary and oral texts of South Asia. It is said that all that is known about human passions can be found in The Mahabharata.

Yudhishtra....Paul Battacharjee

Krishna....Nitin Ganatra

Bhishma....Raad Rawi

Dhirtrashtra....Sam Dale

Duryodhana....Zubin Varla

Arjuna....Paul Bazely

Bhima....Danny Sapani

Draupadi....Sasha Behar

Gandhari....Sudha Buchar

Kunti....Indira Joshi

Shakuni....Jude Akuwudike

Director Claire Grove.

Composer Niraj Chag.

The Mahabharata

Dramatised by Jatinder Verma and Claudia Mayer.

1/3. Genesis

A divided family fight over their inheritance and the thing that is most sought after - a peaceful and harmonious land - is destroyed forever.

One of the most important literary and oral texts of South Asia. It is said that all that is known about human passions can be found in The Mahabharata.

Yudhishtra....Paul Battacharjee

Krishna....Nitin Ganatra

Bhishma....Raad Rawi

Dhirtrashtra....Sam Dale

Duryodhana....Zubin Varla

Arjuna....Paul Bazely

Bhima....Danny Sapani

Draupadi....Sasha Behar

Gandhari....Sudha Buchar

Kunti....Indira Joshi

Shakuni....Jude Akuwudike

Director Claire Grove.

Composer Niraj Chag.

2007021120070217

The Mahabharata

Dramatised by Jatinder Verma and Claudia Mayer.

2/3. Exile

Yudhishtra and his brothers have been exiled for 13 years. If they are discovered, their exile will begin all over again. Yudhishtra knows that his cousin will never give up the throne, but he does everything he can to avoid war.

One of the most important literary and oral texts of South Asia. It is said that all that is known about human passions can be found in The Mahabharata.

Yudhishtra....Paul Battacharjee

Krishna....Nitin Ganatra

Bhishma....Raad Rawi

Dhirtrashtra....Sam Dale

Duryodhana....Zubin Varla

Arjuna....Paul Bazely

Bhima....Danny Sapani

Draupadi....Sasha Behar

Gandhari....Sudha Buchar

Uttara....Saikat Ahamed

Director Claire Grove.

Composer Niraj Chag.

The Mahabharata

Dramatised by Jatinder Verma and Claudia Mayer.

2/3. Exile

Yudhishtra and his brothers have been exiled for 13 years. If they are discovered, their exile will begin all over again. Yudhishtra knows that his cousin will never give up the throne, but he does everything he can to avoid war.

One of the most important literary and oral texts of South Asia. It is said that all that is known about human passions can be found in The Mahabharata.

Yudhishtra....Paul Battacharjee

Krishna....Nitin Ganatra

Bhishma....Raad Rawi

Dhirtrashtra....Sam Dale

Duryodhana....Zubin Varla

Arjuna....Paul Bazely

Bhima....Danny Sapani

Draupadi....Sasha Behar

Gandhari....Sudha Buchar

Uttara....Saikat Ahamed

Director Claire Grove.

Composer Niraj Chag.

2007021820070224

The Mahabharata

Dramatised by Jatinder Verma and Claudia Mayer.

3/3. War

Yudhishtra's 13 years of exile are over but his cousin refuses to give up the throne. Yudhishtra must fight for his inheritance and both sides wait to find out which side Krishna is on.

One of the most important literary and oral texts of South Asia. It is said that all that is known about human passions can be found in The Mahabharata.

Yudhishtra....Paul Battacharjee

Krishna....Nitin Ganatra

Bhishma....Raad Rawi

Dhirtrashtra....Sam Dale

Duryodhana....Zubin Varla

Arjuna....Paul Bazely

Bhima....Danny Sapani

Draupadi....Sasha Behar

Gandhari....Sudha Buchar

Kunti....Indira Joshi

Director Claire Grove.

Composer Niraj Chag.

The Mahabharata

Dramatised by Jatinder Verma and Claudia Mayer.

3/3. War

Yudhishtra's 13 years of exile are over but his cousin refuses to give up the throne. Yudhishtra must fight for his inheritance and both sides wait to find out which side Krishna is on.

One of the most important literary and oral texts of South Asia. It is said that all that is known about human passions can be found in The Mahabharata.

Yudhishtra....Paul Battacharjee

Krishna....Nitin Ganatra

Bhishma....Raad Rawi

Dhirtrashtra....Sam Dale

Duryodhana....Zubin Varla

Arjuna....Paul Bazely

Bhima....Danny Sapani

Draupadi....Sasha Behar

Gandhari....Sudha Buchar

Kunti....Indira Joshi

Director Claire Grove.

Composer Niraj Chag.

2007022520070303

Caesar

New series of plays about the rulers of Rome, by Mike Walker.

1/3. Empress in the West

As the Roman Empire begins to fall apart, one woman sees it as an opportunity to wield the power that her gender has always denied her.

Victoria....Barbara Flynn

Postumus....Danny Webb

Marius....Stephen Hogan

Galleinus....David Troughton

Victorinus....Sam Troughton

Saloninus....Nick Boulton

Gaul (Atraxis)....Tim Treloar

Polydorus/Envoy....Paul Richard Biggin

Messenger/Voice 2....Joseph Kloska

General/Voice 1/First Slave....Sam Dale

Second Slave....Emma Noakes

Centurian/Soldier/Driver....Saikat Ahamed

Caesar

New series of plays about the rulers of Rome, by Mike Walker.

1/3. Empress in the West

As the Roman Empire begins to fall apart, one woman sees it as an opportunity to wield the power that her gender has always denied her.

Victoria....Barbara Flynn

Postumus....Danny Webb

Marius....Stephen Hogan

Galleinus....David Troughton

Victorinus....Sam Troughton

Saloninus....Nick Boulton

Gaul (Atraxis)....Tim Treloar

Polydorus/Envoy....Paul Richard Biggin

Messenger/Voice 2....Joseph Kloska

General/Voice 1/First Slave....Sam Dale

Second Slave....Emma Noakes

Centurian/Soldier/Driver....Saikat Ahamed

2007030420070310

Caesar

New series of plays about the rulers of Rome, by Mike Walker.

2/3. The Maker of All Things

Constantine had the strength and determination to reunite the Empire, and to give it a new state religion - Christianity. But what sacrifices must he make when he feels threatened by his own son?

Constantine....Sam Dale

Crispus....Joseph Kloska

Licinius....Mark Straker

Helena....Margot Leicester

Fausta....Christine Kavanagh

Constantius....Trevor Martin

Rufus....Struan Rodger

Arrius....Paul Richard Biggin

Athenasius....Saikat Ahamed

Caesar

New series of plays about the rulers of Rome, by Mike Walker.

2/3. The Maker of All Things

Constantine had the strength and determination to reunite the Empire, and to give it a new state religion - Christianity. But what sacrifices must he make when he feels threatened by his own son?

Constantine....Sam Dale

Crispus....Joseph Kloska

Licinius....Mark Straker

Helena....Margot Leicester

Fausta....Christine Kavanagh

Constantius....Trevor Martin

Rufus....Struan Rodger

Arrius....Paul Richard Biggin

Athenasius....Saikat Ahamed

2007031120070317

Caesar

A new series of plays about the rulers of Rome, by Mike Walker.

3/3. An Empire Without End

As the Empire in the West begins to crumble before the forces of Atilla the Hun, it is left to an unlikely coalition of kingmakers to select the last Roman Emperor. Can Romulus Augustus survive?

Romulus....Tom Hiddleston

Priscus....David Collings

Barbaria....Adjoa Andoh

Emperor Leo....George Baker

Maximinus....Sam Dale

Attila....Victor Sobchak

Orestes....Mark Straker

Odo....Joseph Kloska

Ricimer....Christian Rodska

Other parts played by Saikat Ahamed and Paul Richard Biggin.

Director Jeremy Mortimer.

Caesar

A new series of plays about the rulers of Rome, by Mike Walker.

3/3. An Empire Without End

As the Empire in the West begins to crumble before the forces of Atilla the Hun, it is left to an unlikely coalition of kingmakers to select the last Roman Emperor. Can Romulus Augustus survive?

Romulus....Tom Hiddleston

Priscus....David Collings

Barbaria....Adjoa Andoh

Emperor Leo....George Baker

Maximinus....Sam Dale

Attila....Victor Sobchak

Orestes....Mark Straker

Odo....Joseph Kloska

Ricimer....Christian Rodska

Other parts played by Saikat Ahamed and Paul Richard Biggin.

Director Jenny Mortimer.

2007031820070324

Loving

John Banville's dramatisation of Henry Green's tale of life above and below stairs in an Irish country house during World War II.

1/2. On Mr Sheldon's death, footman Raunce acts fast to acquire the vacancy of butler at Castle Tennent. But how will the other servants in the household react to his sudden rise in status?

Raunce....Martin Kemp

Edith....Leanne Rowe

Miss Welch....Pauline Quirke

Mrs Tennent....Joanna David

Violet....Claudia Harrison

Miss Burch....Amanda Root

Kate....Zoe Tapper

Capt. Davenport....Mark Straker

Bert....Harry Eden

Albert....Johnny Brennan

Loving

John Banville's dramatisation of Henry Green's tale of life above and below stairs in an Irish country house during World War II.

1/2. On Mr Sheldon's death, footman Raunce acts fast to acquire the vacancy of butler at Castle Tennent. But how will the other servants in the household react to his sudden rise in status?

Raunce....Martin Kemp

Edith....Leanne Rowe

Miss Welch....Pauline Quirke

Mrs Tennent....Joanna David

Violet....Claudia Harrison

Miss Burch....Amanda Root

Kate....Zoe Tapper

Capt. Davenport....Mark Straker

Bert....Harry Eden

Albert....Johnny Brennan

2007032520070331

Loving

John Banville's dramatisation of Henry Green's tale of life above and below stairs in an Irish country house during Second World War.

2/2. In the absence of Mrs Tennent, the servants have enjoyed free reign of the castle. The peace of the household is disrupted, however, when an insurance man arrives enquiring about Mrs Tennent's missing diamond ring.

Raunce....Martin Kemp

Edith....Leanne Rowe

Miss Welch....Pauline Quirke

Mrs Tennent....Joanna David

Violet....Claudia Harrison

Miss Burch....Amanda Root

Kate....Zoe Tapper

Capt. Davenport....Mark Straker

Bert....Harry Eden

Albert....Johnny Brennan

Loving

John Banville's dramatisation of Henry Green's tale of life above and below stairs in an Irish country house during World War II.

2/2. In the absence of Mrs Tennent, the servants have enjoyed free reign of the castle. The peace of the household is disrupted, however, when an insurance man arrives enquiring about Mrs Tennent's missing diamond ring.

Raunce....Martin Kemp

Edith....Leanne Rowe

Miss Welch....Pauline Quirke

Mrs Tennent....Joanna David

Violet....Claudia Harrison

Miss Burch....Amanda Root

Kate....Zoe Tapper

Capt. Davenport....Mark Straker

Bert....Harry Eden

Albert....Johnny Brennan

2007040120070407

The Making of a Marchioness

Michelene Wandor's dramatisation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's romance.

1/2. Emily Fox-Seton is 34, comes from good stock, and has no money. She supports herself helping the well-to-do ladies of Mayfair with their shopping and other chores. Then Lady Maria invites her to a country house party to help with the guests, and Emily's life changes forever.

Lord Walderhurst....Charles Dance

Lady Maria....Miriam Margolyes

Emily Fox-Seton....Lucy Briers

Narrator....Joanna David

Mrs Cupp....Amelda Brown

Jane Cupp....Charlie Brooks

Mrs Brook....Lorelei King

Cora Brook....Antonia Bernath

Lady Agatha....Amara Karan

Cook....Jenny Lee

Batch....Nicholas Collett

Alec Osborn....Colin Tierney

Hester Osborn....Anjali Jay

Music composed by Richard Taylor.

Directed by Chris Wallis.

The Making of a Marchioness

Michelene Wandor's dramatisation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's romance.

1/2. Emily Fox-Seton is 34, comes from good stock, and has no money. She supports herself helping the well-to-do ladies of Mayfair with their shopping and other chores. Then Lady Maria invites her to a country house party to help with the guests, and Emily's life changes forever.

Lord Walderhurst....Charles Dance

Lady Maria....Miriam Margolyes

Emily Fox-Seton....Lucy Briers

Narrator....Joanna David

Mrs Cupp....Amelda Brown

Jane Cupp....Charlie Brooks

Mrs Brook....Lorelei King

Cora Brook....Antonia Bernath

Lady Agatha....Amara Karan

Cook....Jenny Lee

Batch....Nicholas Collett

Alec Osborn....Colin Tierney

Hester Osborn....Anjali Jay

Music composed by Richard Taylor.

Directed by Chris Wallis.

2007040820070414

2/2. The Making of a Marchioness

Michelene Wandor's dramatisation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's romance.

Emily's happiness knows no bounds and she wants Alec and Hester to share it. But Lord Walderhurst has to go to India on business, and Emily's trust in Alec may well have been misplaced.

Lord Walderhurst....Charles Dance

Lady Maria....Miriam Margolyes

Emily Fox-Seton....Lucy Briers

Narrator....Joanna David

Alec Osborn....Colin Tierney

Hester Osborn....Anjali Jay

Mrs Cupp....Amelda Brown

Jane Cupp....Charlie Brooks

Dr Warren....Jonathan Keeble

Music composed by Richard Taylor.

Directed by Chris Wallis.

The Making of a Marchioness

Michelene Wandor's dramatisation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's romance.

2/2. Emily's happiness knows no bounds and she wants Alec and Hester to share it. But Lord Walderhurst has to go to India on business, and Emily's trust in Alec may well have been misplaced.

Lord Walderhurst....Charles Dance

Lady Maria....Miriam Margolyes

Emily Fox-Seton....Lucy Briers

Narrator....Joanna David

Alec Osborn....Colin Tierney

Hester Osborn....Anjali Jay

Mrs Cupp....Amelda Brown

Jane Cupp....Charlie Brooks

Dr Warren....Jonathan Keeble

Music composed by Richard Taylor.

Directed by Chris Wallis.

2007041520070421

The Anatomy of Melancholy

Dramatised by Lavinia Murray, loosely based on Robert Burton's book.

King James I sets out to discover a remedy for melancholy, aided by his friend Anton de Mouton.

James I....Derek Riddell

Anton....Paul Hunter

Robert....Mark Chatterton

Ann....Carla Henry

Elizabeth....Christine Brennen

Fortune teller....Ann Rye

Courtier....Paul David Gough

Directed by Polly Thomas.

The Anatomy of Melancholy

Dramatised by Lavinia Murray, loosely based on Robert Burton's book.

King James I sets out to discover a remedy for melancholy, aided by his friend Anton de Mouton.

James I....Derek Riddell

Anton....Paul Hunter

Robert....Mark Chatterton

Ann....Carla Henry

Elizabeth....Christine Brennen

Fortune teller....Ann Rye

Courtier....Paul David Gough

Directed by Polly Thomas.

2007042220070428

Down and out in Paris and London

PG Morgan's adaptation of George Orwell's autobiographical classic.

1/2. Orwell is working as a dishwasher in Paris, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts, living alongside the city's down-and-outs.

George Orwell....Samuel Barnett

Boris/Reginald....Stephen Greif

Madame Falaise....Claire Vousden

Woman lodger/Russian Cook....Rachel Bavidge

Announcer/Manager/The Patron/Cook....Sam Dale

Pawn Shop Clerk/Furex/Manager (Hotel X)....John Dougall

Woman Guest....Jasmine Callan

Drunk/Male Guest/Editor/Valenti....Anthony Glennon

Down and out in Paris and London

PG Morgan's adaptation of George Orwell's autobiographical classic.

1/2. Orwell is working as a dishwasher in Paris, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts, living alongside the city's down-and-outs.

George Orwell....Samuel Barnett

Boris/Reginald....Stephen Greif

Madame Falaise....Claire Vousden

Woman lodger/Russian Cook....Rachel Bavidge

Announcer/Manager/The Patron/Cook....Sam Dale

Pawn Shop Clerk/Furex/Manager (Hotel X)....John Dougall

Woman Guest....Jasmine Callan

Drunk/Male Guest/Editor/Valenti....Anthony Glennon

2007042920070505

Down and out in Paris and London

PG Morgan's adaptation of George Orwell's autobiographical classic.

2/2. Orwell returns to London where he hopes that a new job will improve his fortunes, but finds that he has to learn to survive on the street.

George Orwell....Samuel Barnett

Boris/Doctor/Bladder-man/Maurice....Stephen Greif

Paddy....Jim Norton

Brenda....Naomi Frederick

Bozo....Trevor Peacock

Roger/Pawn Shop Owner/Evangelist....Sam Dale

Photographer....Anthony Glennon

Down and out in Paris and London

PG Morgan's adaptation of George Orwell's autobiographical classic.

2/2. Orwell returns to London where he hopes that a new job will improve his fortunes, but finds that he has to learn to survive on the street.

George Orwell....Samuel Barnett

Boris/Doctor/Bladder-man/Maurice....Stephen Greif

Paddy....Jim Norton

Brenda....Naomi Frederick

Bozo....Trevor Peacock

Roger/Pawn Shop Owner/Evangelist....Sam Dale

Photographer....Anthony Glennon

2007050620070512

My Cousin Rachel

Robin Brooks' adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's tale of obsession, paranoia and jealousy.

1/2. Philip's guardian Ambrose, a lifelong bachelor, leaves for a tour of Italy and unexpectedly falls in love. But within months he succumbs to an illness and dies. Now his wife Rachel has turned up in England and wants to see Philip, but are her intentions honest?

Philip....Carl Prekopp

Rachel....Lia Williams

Ambrose....Damian Lewis

Louise....Emily Wachter

Rainaldi....Nicholas Murchie

Geoffrey....Paul Jesson

Mrs Pascoe....Carol Macready

Seecombe....Hugh Ross

Ludovico/Tamlyn....John McAndrew

Vicar/Sawyer....John Rogan

Groom/Couch....Robin Brook

My Cousin Rachel

Robin Brooks's adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's tale of obsession, paranoia and jealousy.

1/2. Philip's guardian Ambrose, a lifelong bachelor, leaves for a tour of Italy and unexpectedly falls in love. But within months he succumbs to an illness and dies. Now his wife Rachel has turned up in England and wants to see Philip, but are her intentions honest?

Philip....Carl Prekopp

Rachel....Lia Williams

Ambrose....Damian Lewis

Louise....Emily Wachter

Rainaldi....Nicholas Murchie

Geoffrey....Paul Jesson

Mrs Pascoe....Carol Macready

Seecombe....Hugh Ross

Ludovico/Tamlyn....John McAndrew

Vicar/Sawyer....John Rogan

Groom/Couch....Robin Brook

2007051320070519

My Cousin Rachel

Robin Brooks' adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's tale of obsession, paranoia and jealousy.

2/2. At Philip's invitation, Rachel has taken up residence in his home. He finds himself falling in love with her, but he is also finding reasons to suspect her. Is her behaviour concealing an ulterior motive?

Philip....Carl Prekopp

Rachel....Lia Williams

Ambrose....Damian Lewis

Louise....Emily Wachter

Rainaldi....Nicholas Murchie

Geoffrey....Paul Jesson

Mrs Pascoe....Carol Macready

Seecombe....Hugh Ross

Ludovico/Tamlyn....John McAndrew

Vicar/Sawyer....John Rogan

Groom/Couch....Robin Brook

My Cousin Rachel

Robin Brooks' adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's tale of obsession, paranoia and jealousy.

2/2. At Philip's invitation, Rachel has taken up residence in his home. He finds himself falling in love with her, but he is also finding reasons to suspect her. Is her behaviour concealing an ulterior motive?

Philip....Carl Prekopp

Rachel....Lia Williams

Ambrose....Damian Lewis

Louise....Emily Wachter

Rainaldi....Nicholas Murchie

Geoffrey....Paul Jesson

Mrs Pascoe....Carol Macready

Seecombe....Hugh Ross

Ludovico/Tamlyn....John McAndrew

Vicar/Sawyer....John Rogan

Groom/Couch....Robin Brook

2007052020070526

Tom Jones

Stephen Wyatt's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic comic adventure.

1/3. The wealthy Squire Allworthy steps into bed and finds an infant wrapped between his sheets.

Henry Fielding....Simon Russell Beale

Tom Jones....Michael Legge

Bifil....Adrian Scarborough

Squire Western....Trevor Peacock

Miss Western....Margaret Tyzack

Squire Allworthy....James Laurenson

Black George....Sam Dale

Sophia....Clare Corbett

Jenny Jones....Rachel Bavidge

Partridge....Charles Barnecut

Mrs Seagrim....Liza Sadovy

Honour....Jasmine Callan

Directed by Claire Grove.

20070526

Tom Jones

Stephen Wyatt's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic comic adventure.

1/3. The wealthy Squire Allworthy steps into bed and finds an infant wrapped between his sheets.

Henry Fielding....Simon Russell Beale

TomJones....Michael Legge

Bifil....Adrian Scarborough

Squire Western....Trevor Peacock

Miss Western....Margaret Tyzack

Squire Allworthy....James Laurenson

Black George....Sam Dale

Sophia....Clare Corbett

Jenny Jones....Rachel Bavidge

Partridge....Charles Barnecut

Mrs Seagrim....Liza Sadovy

Honour....Jasmine Callan

Directed by Claire Grove.

20070526

Tom Jones

Stephen Wyatt's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic comic adventure.

1/3. The wealthy Squire Allworthy steps into bed and finds an infant wrapped between his sheets.

Henry Fielding....Simon Russell Beale

TomJones....Michael Legge

Bifil....Adrian Scarborough

Squire Western....Trevor Peacock

Miss Western....Margaret Tyzack

Squire Allworthy....James Laurenson

Black George....Sam Dale

Sophia....Clare Corbett

Jenny Jones....Rachel Bavidge

Partridge....Charles Barnecut

Mrs Seagrim....Liza Sadovy

Honour....Jasmine Callan

Directed by Claire Grove.

20070527

Tom Jones

Stephen Wyatt's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic comic adventure.

2/3. Tom is banished from the home in which he has spent his entire life and the girl who loves him is shut up in her room by her angry father.

Henry Fielding....Simon Russell Beale

Tom Jones....Michael Legge

Squire Western....Trevor Peacock

Miss Western....Margaret Tyzack

Northerton....Sam Dale

Sophia....Clare Corbett

Jenny Jones....Rachel Bavidge

Partridge....Charles Barnecut

Harriet....Liza Sadovy

Honour....Jasmine Callan

Directed by Claire Grove.

2007052720070602

Tom Jones

Stephen Wyatt's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic comic adventure.

2/3. Tom is banished from the home in which he has spent his entire life and the girl who loves him is shut up in her room by her angry father.

Henry Fielding....Simon Russell Beale

Tom Jones....Michael Legge

Squire Western....Trevor Peacock

Miss Western....Margaret Tyzack

Northerton....Sam Dale

Sophia....Clare Corbett

Jenny Jones....Rachel Bavidge

Partridge....Charles Barnecut

Harriet....Liza Sadovy

Honour....Jasmine Callan

Directed by Claire Grove.

Tom Jones

Stephen Wyatt's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic comic adventure.

2/3. Tom is banished from the home in which he has spent his entire life and the girl who loves him is shut up in her room by her angry father.

Henry Fielding....Simon Russell Beale

Tom Jones....Michael Legge

Squire Western....Trevor Peacock

Miss Western....Margaret Tyzack

Northerton....Sam Dale

Sophia....Clare Corbett

Jenny Jones....Rachel Bavidge

Partridge....Charles Barnecut

Harriet....Liza Sadovy

Honour....Jasmine Callan

Directed by Claire Grove.

2007060320070609

Tom Jones

Stephen Wyatt's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic comic adventure.

3/3. Tom follows his true love Sophia to London and receives an invitation to a masked ball.

Henry Fielding....Simon Russell Beale

Tom Jones....Michael Legge

Squire Western....Trevor Peacock

Miss Western....Margaret Tyzack

Mr Allworthy....James Laurenson

Lord Fellamar....Adrian Scarborough

Fitzpatrick....Sam Dale

Sophia....Clare Corbett

Jenny Jones....Rachel Bavidge

Partridge....Charles Barnecut

Harriet....Liza Sadovy

Lady Bellaston....Christine Kavanagh

Directed by Claire Grove.

20070609

Tom Jones

Stephen Wyatt's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic comic adventure.

3/3. Tom follows his true love Sophia to London and receives an invitation to a masked ball.

Henry Fielding....Simon Russell Beale

Tom Jones....Michael Legge

Squire Western....Trevor Peacock

Miss Western....Margaret Tyzack

Mr Allworthy....James Laurenson

Lord Fellamar....Adrian Scarborough

Fitzpatrick....Sam Dale

Sophia....Clare Corbett

Jenny Jones....Rachel Bavidge

Partridge....Charles Barnecut

Harriet....Liza Sadovy

Lady Bellaston....Christine Kavanagh

Directed by Claire Grove.

2007061020070616

No Name

John Fletcher's dramatisation of Wilkie Collins's tale of disguise, deception, and sacrifice.

1/2. Magdalen and Norah Vanstone's father is killed in an accident on the way to change his will. Suddenly orphaned, the sisters see their whole inheritance go to their cousin. Norah accepts her fate but Magdalen hatches a desperate plot to get back what is rightfully hers.

Madgalen Vanstone....Jaimi Barbakoff

Captain Wragge....Ron Cook

Madame Lecount....Diana Quick

Noel Vanstone....Richard Nichols

Norah Vanstone....Manon Edwards

Miss Garth....Jacqueline Tong

Mr Pendrill....Richard Mitchley

Priest....Dick Bradnum

Captain Kirke....Steffan Rhodri

Frank....Jack Reynolds

Becky the Maid....Caitlin Richards

Directed by Kate McAll.

No Name

John Fletcher's dramatisation of Wilkie Collins's tale of disguise, deception, and sacrifice.

1/2. Magdalen and Norah Vanstone's father is killed in an accident on the way to change his will. Suddenly orphaned, the sisters see their whole inheritance go to their cousin. Norah accepts her fate but Magdalen hatches a desperate plot to get back what is rightfully hers.

Madgalen Vanstone....Jaimi Barbakoff

Captain Wragge....Ron Cook

Madame Lecount....Diana Quick

Noel Vanstone....Richard Nichols

Norah Vanstone....Manon Edwards

Miss Garth....Jacqueline Tong

Mr Pendrill....Richard Mitchley

Priest....Dick Bradnum

Captain Kirke....Steffan Rhodri

Frank....Jack Reynolds

Becky the Maid....Caitlin Richards

Directed by Kate McAll.

2007061720070623

No Name

John Fletcher's dramatisation of Wilkie Collins's tale of disguise, deception, and sacrifice.

2/2. With the help of confidence trickster Captain Wragge, Magdalen has traced cousin Noel to a seaside villa in Aldeburgh. She plans to seduce Noel into marriage, then reclaim her fortune and her name.

Madgalen Vanstone....Jaimi Barbakoff

Captain Wragge....Ron Cook

Madame Lecount....Diana Quick

Noel Vanstone....Richard Nichols

Norah Vanstone....Manon Edwards

Miss Garth....Jacqueline Tong

The doctor....Richard Mitchley

George Vanstone....Dick Bradnum

Captain Kirke....Steffan Rhodri

Sophie....Bethan Walker

Directed by Kate McAll.

No Name

John Fletcher's dramatisation of Wilkie Collins's tale of disguise, deception, and sacrifice.

2/2. With the help of confidence trickster Captain Wragge, Magdalen has traced cousin Noel to a seaside villa in Aldeburgh. She plans to seduce Noel into marriage, then reclaim her fortune and her name.

Madgalen Vanstone....Jaimi Barbakoff

Captain Wragge....Ron Cook

Madame Lecount....Diana Quick

Noel Vanstone....Richard Nichols

Norah Vanstone....Manon Edwards

Miss Garth....Jacqueline Tong

The doctor....Richard Mitchley

George Vanstone....Dick Bradnum

Captain Kirke....Steffan Rhodri

Sophie....Bethan Walker

Directed by Kate McAll.

2007062420070630

Felix Holt, the Radical

Michael Eaton's adaptation of one of George Eliot's lesser known novels, a romance set in 1832 after the passing of the Great Reform Act brought new voters and new ideas to the political scene in the Midlands.

1/3. Esther Lyon's life is shaken up when two very different young men return to their home town determined to make a life under the radical banner.

Felix Holt....Elliot Cowan

Mrs Holt....Susan Brown

Rufus Lyon....Stephen Moore

Esther Lyon....Hayley Atwell

Harold Transome....Jasper Britton

Arabella Transome....Susan Wooldridge

Matthew Jermyn....Jack Shepherd

Sir Maximus Debbary....John Carlisle

Philip Debarry/Mike Brindle....Paul Chahidi

Christian....Ron Cook

Denner....Carol Macready

The Reverend Lingon....Michael Culkin

Chubb....John Tams

Johnson....Ken Campbell

Music by John Tams.

Directed by Lucy Bailey.

Felix Holt, the Radical

Michael Eaton's adaptation of one of George Eliot's lesser known novels, a romance set in 1832 after the passing of the Great Reform Act brought new voters and new ideas to the political scene in the Midlands.

1/3. Esther Lyon's life is shaken up when two very different young men return to their home town determined to make a life under the radical banner.

Felix Holt....Elliot Cowan

Mrs Holt....Susan Brown

Rufus Lyon....Stephen Moore

Esther Lyon....Hayley Atwell

Harold Transome....Jasper Britton

Arabella Transome....Susan Wooldridge

Matthew Jermyn....Jack Shepherd

Sir Maximus Debbary....John Carlisle

Philip Debarry/Mike Brindle....Paul Chahidi

Christian....Ron Cook

Denner....Carol Macready

The Reverend Lingon....Michael Culkin

Chubb....John Tams

Johnson....Ken Campbell

Music by John Tams.

Directed by Lucy Bailey.

2007070120070707

Felix Holt, the Radical

Michael Eaton's adaptation of one of George Eliot's lesser known novels, a romance set in 1832 after the passing of the Great Reform Act brought new voters and new ideas to the political scene in the Midlands.

2/3. Following the revelation that Rufus Lyon is not Esther's natural father, new figures emerge to cast doubt on her parentage. Electioneering fever is mounting, and the mood in this sleepy Midlands town is about to change dramatically.

Felix Holt....Elliot Cowan

Mrs Holt....Susan Brown

Rufus Lyon....Stephen Moore

Esther Lyon....Hayley Atwell

Harold Transome....Jasper Britton

Arabella Transome....Susan Wooldridge

Matthew Jermyn....Jack Shepherd

Sir Maximus Debbary....John Carlisle

Philip Debarry/Mike Brindle....Paul Chahidi

Christian....Ron Cook

Denner....Carol Macready

The Reverend Lingon....Michael Culkin

Chubb....John Tams

Johnson....Ken Campbell

Music by John Tams.

Director Lucy Bailey.

Felix Holt, the Radical

Michael Eaton's adaptation of one of George Eliot's lesser known novels, a romance set in 1832 after the passing of the Great Reform Act brought new voters and new ideas to the political scene in the Midlands.

2/3. Following the revelation that Rufus Lyon is not Esther's natural father, new figures emerge to cast doubt on her parentage. Electioneering fever is mounting, and the mood in this sleepy Midlands town is about to change dramatically.

Felix Holt....Elliot Cowan

Mrs Holt....Susan Brown

Rufus Lyon....Stephen Moore

Esther Lyon....Hayley Atwell

Harold Transome....Jasper Britton

Arabella Transome....Susan Wooldridge

Matthew Jermyn....Jack Shepherd

Sir Maximus Debbary....John Carlisle

Philip Debarry/Mike Brindle....Paul Chahidi

Christian....Ron Cook

Denner....Carol Macready

The Reverend Lingon....Michael Culkin

Chubb....John Tams

Johnson....Ken Campbell

Music by John Tams.

Director Lucy Bailey.

2007070820070714

Felix Holt, the Radical

Michael Eaton's adaptation of one of George Eliot's lesser known novels, a romance set in 1832 after the passing of the Great Reform Act brought new voters and new ideas to the political scene in the Midlands.

3/3. Following the riots on Election Day, Felix Holt - accused of attempted murder - has been thrown into prison. Esther Lyon is determined to do everything she can to save him.

Felix Holt....Elliot Cowan

Mrs Holt....Susan Brown

Rufus Lyon....Stephen Moore

Esther Lyon....Hayley Atwell

Harold Transome....Jasper Britton

Arabella Transome....Susan Wooldridge

Matthew Jermyn....Jack Shepherd

Sir Maximus Debbary....John Carlisle

Philip Debarry/Mike Brindle....Paul Chahidi

Christian....Ron Cook

Denner....Carol Macready

The Reverend Lingon....Michael Culkin

Chubb....John Tams

Johnson....Ken Campbell

Music by John Tams.

Director Lucy Bailey.

Felix Holt, the Radical

Michael Eaton's adaptation of one of George Eliot's lesser known novels, a romance set in 1832 after the passing of the Great Reform Act brought new voters and new ideas to the political scene in the Midlands.

3/3. Following the riots on Election Day, Felix Holt - accused of attempted murder - has been thrown into prison. Esther Lyon is determined to do everything she can to save him.

Felix Holt....Elliot Cowan

Mrs Holt....Susan Brown

Rufus Lyon....Stephen Moore

Esther Lyon....Hayley Atwell

Harold Transome....Jasper Britton

Arabella Transome....Susan Wooldridge

Matthew Jermyn....Jack Shepherd

Sir Maximus Debbary....John Carlisle

Philip Debarry/Mike Brindle....Paul Chahidi

Christian....Ron Cook

Denner....Carol Macready

The Reverend Lingon....Michael Culkin

Chubb....John Tams

Johnson....Ken Campbell

Music by John Tams.

Director Lucy Bailey.

2007071520070721

Maurice

By E M Forster, dramatised by Philip Osment.

1/2. Maurice Hall is an unremarkable young man from the suburbs whose journey to self-understanding is furthered by his intense but platonic relationship with young aristocrat Clive Durham.

A tale of passion, defiance and sexual-awakening, Maurice was first written in 1914 but not published until after the author's death in 1970.

Maurice....Alex Wyndham

Clive....Bertie Carvel

Alec....Joseph Kloska

E M Forster....John Rowe

Mrs Hall....Christine Kavanagh

Ada....Eleanor Howell

Kitty....Jasmine Callan

Miss Olcott....Amy Hayes

Dr Barry....John Dougall

Young Maurice....Josh Freeborn

Young Dickie....Piers Stubbs

Mr Ducie....Simon Treves

Howell....Sam Dale

Featherstonhaugh....Chris Moran

Chapman....Jot Davies

Risley....Ben Righton

Mrs Durham....Liza Sadovy

Directed by David Hunter.

Maurice

By E M Forster, dramatised by Philip Osment.

1/2. Maurice Hall is an unremarkable young man from the suburbs whose journey to self-understanding is furthered by his intense but platonic relationship with young aristocrat Clive Durham.

A tale of passion, defiance and sexual-awakening, Maurice was first written in 1914 but not published until after the author's death in 1970.

Maurice....Alex Wyndham

Clive....Bertie Carvel

Alec....Joseph Kloska

E M Forster....John Rowe

Mrs Hall....Christine Kavanagh

Ada....Eleanor Howell

Kitty....Jasmine Callan

Miss Olcott....Amy Hayes

Dr Barry....John Dougall

Young Maurice....Josh Freeborn

Young Dickie....Piers Stubbs

Mr Ducie....Simon Treves

Howell....Sam Dale

Featherstonhaugh....Chris Moran

Chapman....Jot Davies

Risley....Ben Righton

Mrs Durham....Liza Sadovy

Directed by David Hunter.

2007072220070728

Maurice

By EM Forster, dramatised by Philip Osment.

2/2. Devastated by Clive Durham's change and his subsequent marriage, Maurice wrestles with his sexuality. An encounter with Clive's gamekeeper Alec allows his real self to emerge.

A tale of passion, defiance and sexual-awakening, Maurice was first written in 1914 but not published until after the author's death in 1970.

Maurice....Alex Wyndham

Clive....Bertie Carvel

Alec....Joseph Kloska

EM Forster....John Rowe

Mrs Hall....Christine Kavanagh

Ada....Eleanor Howell

Kitty....Jasmine Callan

Dickie....William Ellis

Mr Borenius....Simon Treves

Laskar Jones....Jot Davies

Dr Barry....John Dougall

Mrs Durham....Liza Sadovy

Mrs Ducie....Rachel Bavidge

Archie....Anthony Glennon

Directed by David Hunter.

Maurice

By EM Forster, dramatised by Philip Osment.

2/2. Devastated by Clive Durham's change and his subsequent marriage, Maurice wrestles with his sexuality. An encounter with Clive's gamekeeper Alec allows his real self to emerge.

A tale of passion, defiance and sexual-awakening, Maurice was first written in 1914 but not published until after the author's death in 1970.

Maurice....Alex Wyndham

Clive....Bertie Carvel

Alec....Joseph Kloska

EM Forster....John Rowe

Mrs Hall....Christine Kavanagh

Ada....Eleanor Howell

Kitty....Jasmine Callan

Dickie....William Ellis

Mr Borenius....Simon Treves

Laskar Jones....Jot Davies

Dr Barry....John Dougall

Mrs Durham....Liza Sadovy

Mrs Ducie....Rachel Bavidge

Archie....Anthony Glennon

Directed by David Hunter.

2007072920070804

Solaris

Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of Stansilaw Lem's modern sci-fi classic.

1/2. Psychologist Kris has been sent on a mission to find out what has gone wrong on a distant space exploration station. On arrival, he finds the ship deserted apart from two scientists, both seemingly deranged. He wakes next day to find his long dead young wife Rheya, sitting at the end of his bed.

Kris....Ron Cook

Rheya....Joanne Froggatt

Snow....Tim McMullan

Sartorius....Stuart Richman

Woman....Maxine Burth

Solaris

Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of Stansilaw Lem's modern sci-fi classic.

1/2. Psychologist Kris has been sent on a mission to find out what has gone wrong on a distant space exploration station. On arrival, he finds the ship deserted apart from two scientists, both seemingly deranged. He wakes next day to find his long dead young wife Rheya, sitting at the end of his bed.

Kris....Ron Cook

Rheya....Joanne Froggatt

Snow....Tim McMullan

Sartorius....Stuart Richman

Woman....Maxine Burth

2007080520070811

Solaris

Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of Stansilaw Lem's modern sci-fi classic.

2/2. Kris is becoming drawn into the possibility of new life, but he is torn between his emotions and reality. Rheya finds out who she really is, and the knowledge proves unbearable.

Kris....Ron Cook

Rheya....Joanne Froggatt

Snow....Tim McMullan

Sartorius....Stuart Richman

Woman....Maxine Burth

Solaris

Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of Stansilaw Lem's modern sci-fi classic.

2/2. Kris is becoming drawn into the possibility of new life, but he is torn between his emotions and reality. Rheya finds out who she really is, and the knowledge proves unbearable.

Kris....Ron Cook

Rheya....Joanne Froggatt

Snow....Tim McMullan

Sartorius....Stuart Richman

Woman....Maxine Burth

2007081220070818

The Card

Jennifer Howarth's dramatisation of Arnold Bennett's exuberant and cheerful story charting the rise and rise of Denry Machin in 19th-century Bursley.

1/2. A Hatbox Full of Sovereigns

Featuring a ball, a shipwreck and a large helping of romance, all laced with some honest Staffordshire humour.

Narrator/Arnold Bennett....Ron Cook

Mrs Machin....Elizabeth Spriggs

Denry Machin....William Ash

Mr Duncalf....Philip Jackson

Countess of Chell....Jasmine Hyde

Mr Shillitoe/Mr Creegan....Matthew Morgan

Ruth Earp....Tilly Gaunt

Nellie Cotterill....Robin Weaver

Mr Etches....Daniel Weyman

Mrs Cotterill....Linda Broughton

Councillor Cotterill....David Shaw-Parker

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

The Card

Jennifer Howarth's dramatisation of Arnold Bennett's exuberant and cheerful story charting the rise and rise of Denry Machin in 19th-century Bursley.

1/2. A Hatbox Full of Sovereigns

Featuring a ball, a shipwreck and a large helping of romance, all laced with some honest Staffordshire humour.

Narrator/Arnold Bennett....Ron Cook

Mrs Machin....Elizabeth Spriggs

Denry Machin....William Ash

Mr Duncalf....Philip Jackson

Countess of Chell....Jasmine Hyde

Mr Shillitoe/Mr Creegan....Matthew Morgan

Ruth Earp....Tilly Gaunt

Nellie Cotterill....Robin Weaver

Mr Etches....Daniel Weyman

Mrs Cotterill....Linda Broughton

Councillor Cotterill....David Shaw-Parker

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

2007081920070825

The Card

Jennifer Howarth's dramatisation of Arnold Bennett's exuberant and cheerful story charting the rise and rise of Denry Machin in 19th-century Bursley.

2/2. Cheering Us All Up

Denry's engagement to Ruth Earp, the dancing teacher with her sights set on better things, is off. He is now wealthy and respected. His true love is waiting in the wings, if only Denry realises it in time.

Narrator/Arnold Bennett....Ron Cook

Mrs Machin....Elizabeth Spriggs

Denry Machin....William Ash

Councillor Barlow....Philip Jackson

Countess of Chell....Jasmine Hyde

Councillor Cotterill....David Shaw-Parker

Ruth Earp....Tilly Gaunt

Nellie Cotterill....Robin Weaver

Mrs Cotterill....Linda Broughton

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

The Card

Jennifer Howarth's dramatisation of Arnold Bennett's exuberant and cheerful story charting the rise and rise of Denry Machin in 19th-century Bursley.

2/2. Cheering Us All Up

Denry's engagement to Ruth Earp, the dancing teacher with her sights set on better things, is off. He is now wealthy and respected. His true love is waiting in the wings, if only Denry realises it in time.

Narrator/Arnold Bennett....Ron Cook

Mrs Machin....Elizabeth Spriggs

Denry Machin....William Ash

Councillor Barlow....Philip Jackson

Countess of Chell....Jasmine Hyde

Councillor Cotterill....David Shaw-Parker

Ruth Earp....Tilly Gaunt

Nellie Cotterill....Robin Weaver

Mrs Cotterill....Linda Broughton

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

2007082620070901

To Sir With Love

Roy Williams' dramatisation of ER Braithwaite's story set in a radical school in post war London.

1/2. Handsome former RAF pilot Rick gets a job as a teacher.

Rick....Kwame Kwei-Armah

Gillian....Sasha Behar

Weston....Simon Treves

Clinty....Liza Sadovy

Florian....Sam Dale

Denham....Steven Webb

Pamela....Clare Corbett

Seales....Ashley Chin

Potter....Freddy White

Babs....Leanne Rowe

Directed by Claire Grove.

To Sir With Love

Roy Williams' dramatisation of ER Braithwaite's story set in a radical school in post war London.

1/2. Handsome former RAF pilot Rick gets a job as a teacher.

Rick....Kwame Kwei-Armah

Gillian....Sasha Behar

Weston....Simon Treves

Clinty....Liza Sadovy

Florian....Sam Dale

Denham....Steven Webb

Pamela....Clare Corbett

Seales....Ashley Chin

Potter....Freddy White

Babs....Leanne Rowe

Directed by Claire Grove.

2007090220070908

To Sir With Love

Roy Williams' dramatisation of ER Braithwaite's story set in a radical school in post war London.

2/2. The students are foul-mouthed and angry, but Rick inspires them and they inspire him. Meanwhile, he is falling in love with Gillian Blanchard, another new teacher at the school.

Rick....Kwame Kwei-Armah

Gillian....Sasha Behar

Weston....Simon Treves

Clinty....Liza Sadovy

Florian....Sam Dale

Denham....Steven Webb

Pamela....Clare Corbett

Seales....Ashley Chin

Potter....Freddy White

Babs....Leanne Rowe

Directed by Claire Grove.

To Sir With Love

Roy Williams' dramatisation of ER Braithwaite's story set in a radical school in post war London.

2/2. The students are foul-mouthed and angry, but Rick inspires them and they inspire him. Meanwhile, he is falling in love with Gillian Blanchard, another new teacher at the school.

Rick....Kwame Kwei-Armah

Gillian....Sasha Behar

Weston....Simon Treves

Clinty....Liza Sadovy

Florian....Sam Dale

Denham....Steven Webb

Pamela....Clare Corbett

Seales....Ashley Chin

Potter....Freddy White

Babs....Leanne Rowe

Directed by Claire Grove.

2007090920070915

The Heart of Midlothian

Gerda Stevenson's dramatisation of Walter Scott's classic tale of political revolt set in Edinburgh in 1737.

1/2. When a smuggler is executed, a mob storms the Tolbooth Prison where young Effie Deans awaits trial for murder.

Jeanie Deans....Gerda Stevenson

Davie Deans....Tom Fleming

Effie Deans....Irene Allan

Reuben Butler....Robin Laing

Dumbiedikes....John Buick

Ratcliffe....James Bryce

Sharpitlaw....Laurie Verity

George Robertson....Simon Donaldson

Meg Murdockson....Ann Louise Ross

Madge Wildfire....Pauline Knowles

Porteous....Simon Tait

Directed by Bruce Young.

The Heart of Midlothian

Gerda Stevenson's dramatisation of Walter Scott's classic tale of political revolt set in Edinburgh in 1737.

1/2. When a smuggler is executed, a mob storms the Tolbooth Prison where young Effie Deans awaits trial for murder.

Jeanie Deans....Gerda Stevenson

Davie Deans....Tom Fleming

Effie Deans....Irene Allan

Reuben Butler....Robin Laing

Dumbiedikes....John Buick

Ratcliffe....James Bryce

Sharpitlaw....Laurie Verity

George Robertson....Simon Donaldson

Meg Murdockson....Ann Louise Ross

Madge Wildfire....Pauline Knowles

Porteous....Simon Tait

Directed by Bruce Young.

2007091620070922

The Heart of Midlothian

Gerda Stevenson's dramatisation of Walter Scott's classic tale of political revolt set in Edinburgh in 1737.

2/2. While her sister awaits execution in the Tolbooth prison, Jeanie decides to walk to London to plead for her life.

Jeanie Deans....Gerda Stevenson

Effie Deans....Irene Allan

Meg Murdockson....Ann Louise Ross

Madge Wildfire....Pauline Knowles

Queen Caroline....Joanna Tope

Duke of Argyll....Ralph Riach

George Staunton....Simon Donaldson

Frank/Reuben Butler....Robin Laing

Dumbiedikes....John Buick

Tom....Joseph Arkley

Mrs Glass....Rose McBain

Directed by Bruce Young.

The Heart of Midlothian

Gerda Stevenson's dramatisation of Walter Scott's classic tale of political revolt set in Edinburgh in 1737.

2/2. While her sister awaits execution in the Tolbooth prison, Jeanie decides to walk to London to plead for her life.

Jeanie Deans....Gerda Stevenson

Effie Deans....Irene Allan

Meg Murdockson....Ann Louise Ross

Madge Wildfire....Pauline Knowles

Queen Caroline....Joanna Tope

Duke of Argyll....Ralph Riach

George Staunton....Simon Donaldson

Frank/Reuben Butler....Robin Laing

Dumbiedikes....John Buick

Tom....Joseph Arkley

Mrs Glass....Rose McBain

Directed by Bruce Young.

2007092320070929

The Waves

Terence Davies's dramatisation of Virginia Woolf's story of the lives of six friends from early childhood to middle age.

1/2. Louis, Bernard, Neville, Jinny, Susan and Rhoda look back on childhood and their first forays into adulthood.

Narrator....Janet Suzman

Bernard....Jon Cartwright

Susan....Geraldine James

Rhoda....Anna Massey

Neville....Peter Guinness

Jinny....Jane Lapotaire

Louis....Don Warrington

The Waves

Terence Davies's dramatisation of Virginia Woolf's story of the lives of six friends from early childhood to middle age.

1/2. Louis, Bernard, Neville, Jinny, Susan and Rhoda look back on childhood and their first forays into adulthood.

Narrator....Janet Suzman

Bernard....Jon Cartwright

Susan....Geraldine James

Rhoda....Anna Massey

Neville....Peter Guinness

Jinny....Jane Lapotaire

Louis....Don Warrington

2007093020071006

The Waves

Terence Davies' dramatisation of Virginia Woolf's story of the lives of six friends from early childhood to middle age.

2/2. Louis, Bernard, Neville, Jinny, Susan and Rhoda struggle to come to terms with life after Percival.

Narrator....Janet Suzman

Bernard....Jon Cartwright

Susan....Geraldine James

Rhoda....Anna Massey

Neville....Peter Guinness

Jinny....Jane Lapotaire

Louis....Don Warrington

The Waves

Terence Davies' dramatisation of Virginia Woolf's story of the lives of six friends from early childhood to middle age.

2/2. Louis, Bernard, Neville, Jinny, Susan and Rhoda struggle to come to terms with life after Percival.

Narrator....Janet Suzman

Bernard....Jon Cartwright

Susan....Geraldine James

Rhoda....Anna Massey

Neville....Peter Guinness

Jinny....Jane Lapotaire

Louis....Don Warrington

2007100720071013

Mrs Lirriper

Ellen Dryden's dramatisation of Charles Dickens' neglected classic.

1/3. How Mrs Lirriper 'Carried on the Business'

Mrs Lirriper has an eccentric collection of lodgers, one of whom leaves behind more than anyone could have expected.

Mrs Lirriper....Julia McKenzie

Major....John Fortune

Jemmy....Jordan Clarke

Miss Wozenham....Alison Skilbeck

Mr Edson....Jonathan Dryden Taylor

Mrs Edson....Helen Jenkinson

Caroline....Victoria Woodward

Postman....Anthony Glennon

Mrs Lirriper

Ellen Dryden's dramatisation of Charles Dickens' neglected classic.

1/3. How Mrs Lirriper 'Carried on the Business'

Mrs Lirriper has an eccentric collection of lodgers, one of whom leaves behind more than anyone could have expected.

Mrs Lirriper....Julia McKenzie

Major....John Fortune

Jemmy....Jordan Clarke

Miss Wozenham....Alison Skilbeck

Mr Edson....Jonathan Dryden Taylor

Mrs Edson....Helen Jenkinson

Caroline....Victoria Woodward

Postman....Anthony Glennon

2007101420071020

Mrs Lirriper

Ellen Dryden's dramatisation of Charles Dickens' neglected classic.

2/3. How The Parlours Added A Few Words, with tales told by Edmund Yates, Amelia Edwards and Elizabeth Gaskell.

With Jemmy away at school, the lodgers join forces to send him their favourite stories.

Major....John Fortune

Victorine....Alison Skilbeck

Madam Hawtry/ Elizabeth Gaskell....Caroline John

Morgan/Old Gentleman/Sir Mark....Michael N Harbour

Yates/Duke/Lawford....Matthew Lloyd Davies

Mortiboy/Jacob....Gus Brown

Sandham/James Murray....Jonathan Dryden Taylor

Calthorp/Doctor/Vicar....Anthony Glennon

Kate/Bessy/Maid....Helen Jenkinson

Ellen/Theresa....Victoria Woodward

Directed by Ellen Dryden.

2007102120071027

Mrs Lirriper

Ellen Dryden's three-part dramatisation of Charles Dickens' neglected classic.

3/3. Mrs Lirriper's Legacy

Jemmy returns from school for the holidays just in time to join Mrs Lirriper and the Major on a trip to France in search of a mysterious benefactor. When they eventually track him down, he turns out to be the last person anyone could have expected.

Mrs Lirriper....Julia McKenzie

Major....John Fortune

Jemmy....Jordan Clarke

Miss Wozenham/Mrs Buffle....Alison Skilbeck

Mr Buffle/Consul....Gus Brown

Mr Edson....Jonathan Dryden Taylor

Joshua Lirriper/Young Man/Waiter....Matthew Lloyd Davies

Miss Buffle/Sally/Winifred....Helen Jenkinson

Directed by Ellen Dryden.

2007102820071103

The Silver Fox

By Somerville and Ross, dramatised by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

1/2. Captain Hugh French, newly married and recently returned from India, has re-opened French's Court, his ancestral pile in West Cork. But his restless wife and a strangely elusive silver fox hint at troubled times ahead.

Captain Hugh French....John Dougall

Lady Susan French....Gillian Kearney

Slaney Morris....Cathy Belton

Wilfrid Glascott....Nicholas Boulton

Major Bunny Bunbury....Antony Glennon

Danny Quin....John Hewitt

Brigid Quin....Marion O'Dwyer

Tom Quin....Pat Kinevane

Tim O'Driscoll....Kevin Flood

Tierney....Stephen O'Rourke

Mrs Slattery....Aine McCartney

Mrs Glascott....Jasmine Callan

Capt Onslow....Richard Howard

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

The Silver Fox

By Somerville and Ross, dramatised by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

1/2. Captain Hugh French, newly married and recently returned from India, has re-opened French's Court, his ancestral pile in West Cork. But his restless wife and a strangely elusive silver fox hint at troubled times ahead.

Captain Hugh French....John Dougall

Lady Susan French....Gillian Kearney

Slaney Morris....Cathy Belton

Wilfrid Glascott....Nicholas Boulton

Major Bunny Bunbury....Antony Glennon

Danny Quin....John Hewitt

Brigid Quin....Marion O'Dwyer

Tom Quin....Pat Kinevane

Tim O'Driscoll....Kevin Flood

Tierney....Stephen O'Rourke

Mrs Slattery....Aine McCartney

Mrs Glascott....Jasmine Callan

Capt Onslow....Richard Howard

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

2007110420071110

The Silver Fox

By Somerville and Ross, dramatised by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

2/2. Captain Hugh French, newly married and recently returned from India, has reopened French's Court, his ancestral pile in West Cork. A rival for his wife's affections forces a crisis in Hugh's confidence from which he may not recover.

Captain Hugh French....John Dougall

Lady Susan French....Gillian Kearney

Slaney Morris....Cathy Belton

Wilfrid Glascott....Nicholas Boulton

Train driver....John Hewitt

Brigid Quin....Marion O'Dwyer

Tom Quin....Pat Kinevane

Tim O'Driscoll....Kevin Flood

Tierney....Stephen O'Rourke

Capt Onslow....Richard Howard

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

The Silver Fox

By Somerville and Ross, dramatised by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

2/2. Captain Hugh French, newly married and recently returned from India, has reopened French's Court, his ancestral pile in West Cork. A rival for his wife's affections forces a crisis in Hugh's confidence from which he may not recover.

Captain Hugh French....John Dougall

Lady Susan French....Gillian Kearney

Slaney Morris....Cathy Belton

Wilfrid Glascott....Nicholas Boulton

Train driver....John Hewitt

Brigid Quin....Marion O'Dwyer

Tom Quin....Pat Kinevane

Tim O'Driscoll....Kevin Flood

Tierney....Stephen O'Rourke

Capt Onslow....Richard Howard

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

2007111120071117

Dr Zhivago

Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war, revolution, passion and terror.

1/6. 1905

Yuri and Lara are coming of age on different sides of Moscow. Their lives are parallel but on very different tracks.

Voice....Ian McDiarmid

Yuri....Tom Goodman-Hill

Lara....Eve Best

Komarovsky....Henry Goodman

Tonya....Clare Corbett

Pasha....Don Gilet

Alexander....Alan David

Amalia....Annette Badland

Misha....Carl Prekopp

Anna....Susan Jameson

Tishkyevitch....Jeremy Swift

Olya....Katy Cavanagh

Lena....Joannah Tincey

Other parts played by John Dougall, Carolyn Pickles, Ben Crowe, Peter Marinker, Sam Pamphilon, Ben Onwukwe, Simon Treves, Poppy Friar and Gagan Sharma.

Cello played by Anna Edwards.

Directed by Jonquil Panting.

Dr Zhivago

Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war, revolution, passion and terror.

1/6. 1905

Yuri and Lara are coming of age on different sides of Moscow. Their lives are parallel but on very different tracks.

Voice....Ian McDiarmid

Yuri....Tom Goodman-Hill

Lara....Eve Best

Komarovsky....Henry Goodman

Tonya....Clare Corbett

Pasha....Don Gilet

Alexander....Alan David

Amalia....Annette Badland

Misha....Carl Prekopp

Anna....Susan Jameson

Tishkyevitch....Jeremy Swift

Olya....Katy Cavanagh

Lena....Joannah Tincey

Other parts played by John Dougall, Carolyn Pickles, Ben Crowe, Peter Marinker, Sam Pamphilon, Ben Onwukwe, Simon Treves, Poppy Friar and Gagan Sharma.

Cello played by Anna Edwards.

Directed by Jonquil Panting.

2007111820071124

Dr Zhivago

Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war, revolution, passion and terror.

2/6. 1911

An affluent childhood in Imperial Moscow has left Yuri Zhivago with a career as a doctor and an engagement to Tonya. But his life will change when he meets Lara.

Voice....Ian McDiarmid

Yuri....Tom Goodman-Hill

Lara....Eve Best

Komarovsky....Henry Goodman

Tonya....Clare Corbett

Misha....Carl Prekopp

Pasha....Don Gilet

Alexander....Alan David

Olya....Katy Cavanagh

Galliulin....Kulvinder Ghir

Mlle Fleury....Helen Schlesinger

Gintz....Paul Richard Biggin

Other parts played by Alex Lanipekun, Peter Marinker, Simon Treves, Ben Crowe, Lloyd Thomas, Ben Onwukwe and Skye Bennett.

Directed by Jonquil Panting.

2007112520071201

Dr Zhivago

Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war, revolution, passion and terror.

3/6. 1917

Returning to Moscow, Yuri finds it hard to adjust to post-revolutionary family life. The city has become a dangerous place, and the only safety lies in leaving and going east. But Lara has also gone in that direction.

Voice....Ian McDiarmid

Yuri....Tom Goodman-Hill

Lara....Eve Best

Tonya....Clare Corbett

Misha....Carl Prekopp

Olya....Katy Cavanagh

Galliulin....Kulvinder Ghir

Yevgraf....Stuart Mcquarrie

Pritulyev....Ben Crowe

Pelageya....Rachel Atkins

Vassya....Alex Lanipekun

Voronyuk....Sean Baker

Other parts played by Ben Onwukwe, Joannah Tincey, John Dougall, Laura Molyneux, Jordan Clarke.

Directed by Alison Hindell.

Dr Zhivago

Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war, revolution, passion and terror.

3/6. 1917

Returning to Moscow, Yuri finds it hard to adjust to post-revolutionary family life. The city has become a dangerous place, and the only safety lies in leaving and going east. But Lara has also gone in that direction.

Voice....Ian McDiarmid

Yuri....Tom Goodman-Hill

Lara....Eve Best

Tonya....Clare Corbett

Misha....Carl Prekopp

Olya....Katy Cavanagh

Galliulin....Kulvinder Ghir

Yevgraf....Stuart Mcquarrie

Pritulyev....Ben Crowe

Pelageya....Rachel Atkins

Vassya....Alex Lanipekun

Voronyuk....Sean Baker

Other parts played by Ben Onwukwe, Joannah Tincey, John Dougall, Laura Molyneux, Jordan Clarke.

Directed by Alison Hindell.

2007120220071208

Dr Zhivago

Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war, revolution, passion and terror.

4/6. 1917

Yuri and his family have fled Moscow. Arriving in the remote Ural mountains, they find civil war raging and the mysterious Bolshevik general Strelnikov in charge of the nearest town, which happens to be where Lara is.

Voice....Ian McDiarmid

Yuri....Tom Goodman-Hill

Lara....Eve Best

Tonya....Clare Corbett

Alexander....Alan David

Strelnikov....Don Gilet

Yevgraf....Stuart McQuarrie

Mikulitsin....Trevor Cooper

Yelena....Anna Bengo

Antipov....Peter Marinker

Other parts played by Gerard McDermott, Joseph Alessi, Helen Schlesinger, Simon Treves, John Dougall, Skye Bennett, Darrell D'Silva, Lloyd Thomas and Gregg Sulkin.

Poems translated by Jonathan Myerson, Jon Stallworthy and Peter France, and Frank Jude.

Directed by Jonquil Panting.

Dr Zhivago

Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war, revolution, passion and terror.

4/6. 1917

Yuri and his family have fled Moscow. Arriving in the remote Ural mountains, they find civil war raging and the mysterious Bolshevik general Strelnikov in charge of the nearest town, which happens to be where Lara is.

Voice....Ian McDiarmid

Yuri....Tom Goodman-Hill

Lara....Eve Best

Tonya....Clare Corbett

Alexander....Alan David

Strelnikov....Don Gilet

Yevgraf....Stuart McQuarrie

Mikulitsin....Trevor Cooper

Yelena....Anna Bengo

Antipov....Peter Marinker

Other parts played by Gerard McDermott, Joseph Alessi, Helen Schlesinger, Simon Treves, John Dougall, Skye Bennett, Darrell D'Silva, Lloyd Thomas and Gregg Sulkin.

Poems translated by Jonathan Myerson, Jon Stallworthy and Peter France, and Frank Jude.

Directed by Jonquil Panting.

2007120920071215

Dr Zhivago

Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war, revolution, passion and terror.

5/6. 1921

Kidnapped by Red partisan troops to serve as their doctor, Yuri has been a prisoner in the forest for two years. The waste of life sickens him, and he has no news of Tonya or Lara. At last the chance comes to escape back to Yuryatin.

Voice....Ian McDiarmid

Yuri....Tom Goodman-Hill

Lara....Eve Best

Tonya....Clare Corbett

Komarovsky....Henry Goodman

Liberiy....Darrell D'Silva

Pamphil....Malcolm Storry

Kubarikha....Kathryn Hunter

Lidochka....Sam Dale

Sivobluy....John Lloyd Fillingham

Angelar....Anthony Glennon

Pelageya....Rachel Atkins

Agatha....Katy Cavanagh

Terenty....Lloyd Thomas

Seryozha....Gregg Sulkin

Other parts played by Peter Marinker, Shaun Prendergast, Anna Bengo, Jordan Clarke, John Dougall, Joanna Tincey, Simon Treves, Sam Pamphilon, Alex Lanipekun, Ben Onwukwe and May Rudin.

Poems translated by Jonathan Myerson.

Directed by Alison Hindell.

Dr Zhivago

Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war, revolution, passion and terror.

5/6. 1921

Kidnapped by Red partisan troops to serve as their doctor, Yuri has been a prisoner in the forest for two years. The waste of life sickens him, and he has no news of Tonya or Lara. At last the chance comes to escape back to Yuryatin.

Voice....Ian McDiarmid

Yuri....Tom Goodman-Hill

Lara....Eve Best

Tonya....Clare Corbett

Komarovsky....Henry Goodman

Liberiy....Darrell D'Silva

Pamphil....Malcolm Storry

Kubarikha....Kathryn Hunter

Lidochka....Sam Dale

Sivobluy....John Lloyd Fillingham

Angelar....Anthony Glennon

Pelageya....Rachel Atkins

Agatha....Katy Cavanagh

Terenty....Lloyd Thomas

Seryozha....Gregg Sulkin

Other parts played by Peter Marinker, Shaun Prendergast, Anna Bengo, Jordan Clarke, John Dougall, Joanna Tincey, Simon Treves, Sam Pamphilon, Alex Lanipekun, Ben Onwukwe and May Rudin.

Poems translated by Jonathan Myerson.

Directed by Alison Hindell.

2007121620071222

Dr Zhivago

Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war, revolution, passion and terror.

6/6. Even in the wilds of Siberia, Yuri, Lara and Pasha face death in Bolshevik purges. Komarovsky brings them an impossible choice. The revolutionary events which brought Yuri and Lara together are finally pulling them apart, but there is one more meeting to come.

Voice....Ian McDiarmid

Yuri....Tom Goodman-Hill

Lara....Eve Best

Komarovsky....Henry Goodman

Pasha (Strelnikov)....Don Gilet

Misha....Carl Prekopp

Yevgraf....Stuart McQuarrie

Vassya....Alex Lanipekun

Markel....John Dougall

Marina....Anna Bengo

Lena....Joannah Tincey

Katya....Skye Bennett

Other parts played by Helen Schlesinger and Simon Treves.

Poems translated by Lydia Pasternak Slater, Jonathan Myerson, Jon Stallworthy and Peter France.

Directed and produced by Jonquil Panting.

Dr Zhivago

Jonathan Myerson's dramatisation of Boris Pasternak's epic tale spanning four decades of war, revolution, passion and terror.

6/6. Even in the wilds of Siberia, Yuri, Lara and Pasha face death in Bolshevik purges. Komarovsky brings them an impossible choice. The revolutionary events which brought Yuri and Lara together are finally pulling them apart, but there is one more meeting to come.

Voice....Ian McDiarmid

Yuri....Tom Goodman-Hill

Lara....Eve Best

Komarovsky....Henry Goodman

Pasha (Strelnikov)....Don Gilet

Misha....Carl Prekopp

Yevgraf....Stuart McQuarrie

Vassya....Alex Lanipekun

Markel....John Dougall

Marina....Anna Bengo

Lena....Joannah Tincey

Katya....Skye Bennett

Other parts played by Helen Schlesinger and Simon Treves.

Poems translated by Lydia Pasternak Slater, Jonathan Myerson, Jon Stallworthy and Peter France.

Directed and produced by Jonquil Panting.

2007122320071229

The Witches

Roald Dahl's classic children's adventure, dramatised by Lucy Catherine.

1/2. Eight-year-old Boy and his Norwegian grandmother discover that the world is infested with cunningly disguised witches. And all witches hate children.

Narrated by Toby Jones.

Boy....Ryan Watson

Grandmother....Margaret Tyzack

Bruno....Jordan Clarke

Grand High Witch....Amanda Lawrence

Father....Ben Onwukwe

Mr Stringer....Peter Marinker

Witch 1....Rachel Atkins

Witch 2....Leanne Rowe

Directed by Claire Grove.

The Witches

Roald Dahl's classic children's adventure, dramatised by Lucy Catherine.

1/2. Eight-year-old Boy and his Norwegian grandmother discover that the world is infested with cunningly disguised witches. And all witches hate children.

Narrated by Toby Jones.

Boy....Ryan Watson

Grandmother....Margaret Tyzack

Bruno....Jordan Clarke

Grand High Witch....Amanda Lawrence

Father....Ben Onwukwe

Mr Stringer....Peter Marinker

Witch 1....Rachel Atkins

Witch 2....Leanne Rowe

Directed by Claire Grove.

2007123020080105

The Witches

Roald Dahl's classic children's adventure, dramatised by Lucy Catherine.

2/2. Eight-year-old Boy has been turned into a mouse. He discovers that his friend Bruno is also a mouse, but Bruno is more interested in food than outwitting a room full of witches.

Narrated by Toby Jones.

Boy....Ryan Watson

Grandmother....Margaret Tyzack

Bruno....Jordan Clarke

Grand High Witch....Amanda Lawrence

Waiter....Ben Onwukwe

Mr Jenkins....Ben Crowe

Mrs Jenkins....Rachel Atkins

Directed by Claire Grove.

2008010620080112

The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, dramatised by Jane Rogers, about a passionate love affair which breaks all the rules of the restrictive high society of 1870s New York.

1/2. Newland Archer is engaged to May Welland, but his life takes an unexpected turn when he meets May's unconventional cousin Countess Ellen Olenska.

Newland Archer....Ryan McCluskey

Ellen Olenska....Susan Lynch

May Welland....Kellie Bright

Caherine Mingott....Eleanor Bron

Augusta Welland....Lorelei King

Adeline Archer....Barbara Barnes

Janey Archer....Sarah Goldberg

Sillerton Jackson/Henry Van Der Luyden....Kerry Shale

Julius Beaufort....Conrad Nelson

Lawrence Lefferts....Martin T Sherman

Medora Manson....Margaret Robertson

Ned Winsett....John Guerassio

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

2008011320080119

The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, dramatised by Jane Rogers, about a passionate love affair which breaks all the rules of the restrictive high society of 1870s New York.

2/2. Despite Newland Archer's recent marriage to May, he is still consumed with thoughts of Ellen Olenska.

Newland Archer....Ryan McCluskey

Ellen Olenska....Susan Lynch

May Welland....Kellie Bright

Caherine Mingott....Eleanor Bron

Augusta Welland....Lorelei King

Julius Beaufort....Conrad Nelson

Lawrence Lefferts....Martin T Sherman

Sillerton Jackson....Kerry Shale

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

2008012720080202

Fortunes of War

Lin Coghlan's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning's classic war novels.

1/6. Young Harriet Pringle arrives in Bucharest in 1939 with her new husband Guy. Europe is about to tear itself apart.

Old Harriet....Joanna Lumley

Harriet....Honeysuckle Weeks

Guy....Khalid Abdalla

Yakimov....James Fleet

Inchcape....John Rowe

Clarence....Alex Wyndham

Sophie....Joannah Tincey

Galpin....John Dougall

Bella....Carolyn Pickles

Drucker....Peter Marinker

Sasha....Joseph Arkley

Nikko....Simon Treves

Despina....Laura Molyneux

D Hassolel....Katy Cavanagh

Manager....Ben Onwukwe

Directed by Marc Beeby.

Fortunes of War

Lin Coghlan's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning's classic war novels.

1/6. Young Harriet Pringle arrives in Bucharest in 1939 with her new husband Guy. Europe is about to tear itself apart.

Old Harriet....Joanna Lumley

Harriet....Honeysuckle Weeks

Guy....Khalid Abdalla

Yakimov....James Fleet

Inchcape....John Rowe

Clarence....Alex Wyndham

Sophie....Joannah Tincey

Galpin....John Dougall

Bella....Carolyn Pickles

Drucker....Peter Marinker

Sasha....Joseph Arkley

Nikko....Simon Treves

Despina....Laura Molyneux

D Hassolel....Katy Cavanagh

Manager....Ben Onwukwe

Directed by Marc Beeby.

2008020320080209

Fortunes of War

Lin Coghlan's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning's classic war novels.

2/6. Harriet and Guy continue to try and make a life together in Bucharest. But as the war gets closer, things become more difficult. Sometimes friends are not all they seem.

Old Harriet....Joanna Lumley

Harriet....Honeysuckle Weeks

Guy....Khalid Abdalla

Yakimov....James Fleet

Inchcape....John Rowe

Clarence....Alex Wyndham

Dobson....Sam Dale

Galpin....John Dougall

Bella....Carolyn Pickles

Drucker....Peter Marinker

Sasha....Joseph Arkley

Toby Lush....Simon Treves

Despina....Laura Molyneux

Dubedat....Ben Crowe

Directed by Colin Guthrie.

Fortunes of War

Lin Coghlan's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning's classic war novels.

2/6. Harriet and Guy continue to try and make a life together in Bucharest. But as the war gets closer, things become more difficult. Sometimes friends are not all they seem.

Old Harriet....Joanna Lumley

Harriet....Honeysuckle Weeks

Guy....Khalid Abdalla

Yakimov....James Fleet

Inchcape....John Rowe

Clarence....Alex Wyndham

Dobson....Sam Dale

Galpin....John Dougall

Bella....Carolyn Pickles

Drucker....Peter Marinker

Sasha....Joseph Arkley

Toby Lush....Simon Treves

Despina....Laura Molyneux

Dubedat....Ben Crowe

Directed by Colin Guthrie.

2008021020080216

Fortunes of War

Lin Coghlan's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning's classic war novels.

3/6. With the war upon them, Harriet and Guy realise that their time in Bucharest is drawing to a dangerous close.

Old Harriet....Joanna Lumley

Harriet....Honeysuckle Weeks

Guy....Khalid Abdalla

Yakimov....James Fleet

Inchcape....John Rowe

Clarence....Alex Wyndham

Dobson....Sam Dale

Galpin....John Dougall

Bella....Carolyn Pickles

Drucker....Peter Marinker

Sasha....Joseph Arkley

Toby Lush....Simon Treves

Professor Pinkrose....Nigel Anthony

Dubedat....Ben Crowe

Directed by Colin Guthrie.

Fortunes of War

Lin Coghlan's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning's classic war novels.

3/6. With the war upon them, Harriet and Guy realise that their time in Bucharest is drawing to a dangerous close.

Old Harriet....Joanna Lumley

Harriet....Honeysuckle Weeks

Guy....Khalid Abdalla

Yakimov....James Fleet

Inchcape....John Rowe

Clarence....Alex Wyndham

Dobson....Sam Dale

Galpin....John Dougall

Bella....Carolyn Pickles

Drucker....Peter Marinker

Sasha....Joseph Arkley

Toby Lush....Simon Treves

Professor Pinkrose....Nigel Anthony

Dubedat....Ben Crowe

Directed by Colin Guthrie.

2008021720080223

Fortunes of War

Lin Coghlan's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning's classic war novels.

4/6. Having been forced to leave Romania, Harriet waits anxiously in Athens for news of Guy.

Old Harriet....Joanna Lumley

Harriet....Honeysuckle Weeks

Guy....Khalid Abdalla

Yakimov....James Fleet

Professor Pinkrose....Nigel Anthony

Clarence....Alex Wyndham

Charles Warden....Alex Lanipekun

Dobson....Sam Dale

Sasha....Joseph Arkley

Toby Lush....Simon Treves

Dubedat....Ben Crowe

Directed by Colin Guthrie.

Fortunes of War

Lin Coghlan's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning's classic war novels.

4/6. Having been forced to leave Romania, Harriet waits anxiously in Athens for news of Guy.

Old Harriet....Joanna Lumley

Harriet....Honeysuckle Weeks

Guy....Khalid Abdalla

Yakimov....James Fleet

Professor Pinkrose....Nigel Anthony

Clarence....Alex Wyndham

Charles Warden....Alex Lanipekun

Dobson....Sam Dale

Sasha....Joseph Arkley

Toby Lush....Simon Treves

Dubedat....Ben Crowe

Directed by Colin Guthrie.

2008022420080301

Fortunes of War

Lin Coghlan's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning's classic war novels.

5/6. The Pringles take up residence in Egypt, where the reality of the war begins to put a strain on their marriage.

Old Harriet....Joanna Lumley

Harriet....Honeysuckle Weeks

Guy....Khalid Abdalla

Professor Pinkrose....Nigel Anthony

Dobson....Sam Dale

Clifford....John Dougall

Mona....Carolyn Pickles

Desmond Hooper....Peter Marinker

Angela Hooper....Alison Pettitt

Bill Castlebar....Phillip Jackson

Simon Boulderstone....Sam Pamphilon

Mortimer....Katy Cavanagh

Edwina....Joannah Tincey

Jackman....Ben Onwukwe

Arnold/Young Arab....Lloyd Thomas

Aidan Sheridan/Captain Hardy/Major....Ben Crowe

Peter Lisdoovarna....Simon Treeves

Mr. Buschman/Young German....Alex Lanipekun

Dr Shafik....Bijan Daneshmand

Directed by Colin Guthrie.

Fortunes of War

Lin Coghlan's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning's classic war novels.

5/6. The Pringles take up residence in Egypt, where the reality of the war begins to put a strain on their marriage.

Old Harriet....Joanna Lumley

Harriet....Honeysuckle Weeks

Guy....Khalid Abdalla

Professor Pinkrose....Nigel Anthony

Dobson....Sam Dale

Clifford....John Dougall

Mona....Carolyn Pickles

Desmond Hooper....Peter Marinker

Angela Hooper....Alison Pettitt

Bill Castlebar....Phillip Jackson

Simon Boulderstone....Sam Pamphilon

Mortimer....Katy Cavanagh

Edwina....Joannah Tincey

Jackman....Ben Onwukwe

Arnold/Young Arab....Lloyd Thomas

Aidan Sheridan/Captain Hardy/Major....Ben Crowe

Peter Lisdoovarna....Simon Treeves

Mr. Buschman/Young German....Alex Lanipekun

Dr Shafik....Bijan Daneshmand

Directed by Colin Guthrie.

2008030220080308

Fortunes of War

Lin Coghlan's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning's classic war novels.

6/6. The immediate threat of war has receded, but life is still not safe in Egypt. It may be time for Harriet to return home.

Old Harriet....Joanna Lumley

Harriet....Honeysuckle Weeks

Guy....Khalid Abdalla

Professor Pinkrose....Nigel Anthony

Dobson....Sam Dale

Angela Hooper....Alison Pettitt

Bill Castlebar....Phillip Jackson

Mona....Carolyn Pickles

Simon Boulderstone....Sam Pamphilon

Mortimer....Katy Cavanagh

Philips....Laura Molyneux

Helal....Bijan Daneshmand

Edwina....Joannah Tincey

Arnold....Lloyd Thomas

Marion Dixon....Emily Wachter

Radio....John Dougall

Directed by Colin Guthrie.

Fortunes of War

Lin Coghlan's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning's classic war novels.

6/6. The immediate threat of war has receded, but life is still not safe in Egypt. It may be time for Harriet to return home.

Old Harriet....Joanna Lumley

Harriet....Honeysuckle Weeks

Guy....Khalid Abdalla

Professor Pinkrose....Nigel Anthony

Dobson....Sam Dale

Angela Hooper....Alison Pettitt

Bill Castlebar....Phillip Jackson

Mona....Carolyn Pickles

Simon Boulderstone....Sam Pamphilon

Mortimer....Katy Cavanagh

Philips....Laura Molyneux

Helal....Bijan Daneshmand

Edwina....Joannah Tincey

Arnold....Lloyd Thomas

Marion Dixon....Emily Wachter

Radio....John Dougall

Directed by Colin Guthrie.

2008030920080315

Mr Standfast

Bert Coules's dramatisation of John Buchan's WWI spy thriller.

1/2. Richard Hannay is recalled to London from the trenches to hunt down the leader of a gang of German spies. Much to his disgust, Hannay is ordered to pose as a pacifist and is sent to Glasgow. Along the way, he encounters a teenage British Secret Service agent who will change the course of his life.

Richard Hannay....David Robb

Sir Walter Bullivant....Clive Merrison

Moxon Ivery....Struan Rodger

Mary Lamington....Jasmine Hyde

Peter Pienaar....Jon Glover

Launcelot Wake....Thomas Arnold

Abel Gresson....John Guerrasio

Miss Doria....Briony McRoberts

Miss Claire....Liza Sadovy

Andrew Amos....John Stahl

George Broadbury....Peter Marinker

Ted Broadbury....Ben Crowe

Directed by Bruce Young.

Mr Standfast

Bert Coules's dramatisation of John Buchan's WWI spy thriller.

1/2. Richard Hannay is recalled to London from the trenches to hunt down the leader of a gang of German spies. Much to his disgust, Hannay is ordered to pose as a pacifist and is sent to Glasgow. Along the way, he encounters a teenage British Secret Service agent who will change the course of his life.

Richard Hannay....David Robb

Sir Walter Bullivant....Clive Merrison

Moxon Ivery....Struan Rodger

Mary Lamington....Jasmine Hyde

Peter Pienaar....Jon Glover

Launcelot Wake....Thomas Arnold

Abel Gresson....John Guerrasio

Miss Doria....Briony McRoberts

Miss Claire....Liza Sadovy

Andrew Amos....John Stahl

George Broadbury....Peter Marinker

Ted Broadbury....Ben Crowe

Directed by Bruce Young.

2008031620080322

Mr Standfast

Bert Coules's dramatisation of John Buchan's WWI spy thriller.

2/2. The action moves to France as Richard Hannay and Mary Lamington search for the German spy Moxon Ivery. When the trail goes cold, Mary hatches a plan to flush him out, using herself as the bait in a deadly trap.

Richard Hannay....David Robb

Sir Walter Bullivant....Clive Merrison

Count von Schwabing....Struan Rodger

Mary Lamington....Jasmine Hyde

Peter Pienaar....Jon Glover

Emilia Gore-Booth....Briony McRoberts

Forbes....Chris Pavlo

Prefect....Ben Onwukwe

Directed by Bruce Young.

Mr Standfast

Bert Coules's dramatisation of John Buchan's WWI spy thriller.

2/2. The action moves to France as Richard Hannay and Mary Lamington search for the German spy Moxon Ivery. When the trail goes cold, Mary hatches a plan to flush him out, using herself as the bait in a deadly trap.

Richard Hannay....David Robb

Sir Walter Bullivant....Clive Merrison

Count von Schwabing....Struan Rodger

Mary Lamington....Jasmine Hyde

Peter Pienaar....Jon Glover

Emilia Gore-Booth....Briony McRoberts

Forbes....Chris Pavlo

Prefect....Ben Onwukwe

Directed by Bruce Young.

2008032320080329

Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour

Scott Cherry's dramatisation of RS Surtees's picaresque romp following the fortunes of a man determined to better himself at the perpetual expense of others.

1/2. Soapey Sponge stands accused of selling the same mad horse to a number of the most respected citizens of Laverick Wells. But who is duping whom?

Judge....Clive Swift

Mr Reynolds....Paul Jesson

Mr Waffles....John McAndrews

Benjamin Buckram....Trevor Martin

Soapey Sponge....Rupert Evans

Lord Scamperdale....David Troughton

Mr Jawleyford....Philip Jackson

Mrs Jawleyford....Stella Mckusker

Amelia Jawleyford....Julie Cox

Jack Spraggon....Chris Emmett

Peter Leather....David Cardy

Spigot....Trevor Martin

Robert Foozle....John McAndrews

Violinist....Liz Menezes

Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour

Scott Cherry's dramatisation of RS Surtees's picaresque romp following the fortunes of a man determined to better himself at the perpetual expense of others.

1/2. Soapey Sponge stands accused of selling the same mad horse to a number of the most respected citizens of Laverick Wells. But who is duping whom?

Judge....Clive Swift

Mr Reynolds....Paul Jesson

Mr Waffles....John McAndrews

Benjamin Buckram....Trevor Martin

Soapey Sponge....Rupert Evans

Lord Scamperdale....David Troughton

Mr Jawleyford....Philip Jackson

Mrs Jawleyford....Stella Mckusker

Amelia Jawleyford....Julie Cox

Jack Spraggon....Chris Emmett

Peter Leather....David Cardy

Spigot....Trevor Martin

Robert Foozle....John McAndrews

Violinist....Liz Menezes

2008033020080405

Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour

Scott Cherry's dramatisation of RS Surtees's picaresque romp following the fortunes of a man determined to better himself at the perpetual expense of others.

2/2. As Soapey Sponge's seemingly endless crimes are reeled off before the judge, it becomes increasingly obvious that he isn't the only one who should be in the dock.

Judge....Clive Swift

Mr Reynolds....Paul Jesson

Mr Waffles....John McAndrews

Benjamin Buckram....Trevor Martin

Soapey Sponge....Rupert Evans

Lord Scamperdale....David Troughton

Mr Jawleyford....Philip Jackson

Mrs Jawleyford....Stella Mckusker

Amelia Jawleyford....Julie Cox

Jack Spraggon....Chris Emmett

Peter Leather....David Cardy

Spigot....Trevor Martin

Robert Foozle....John McAndrews

Violinist....Liz Menezes

Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour

Scott Cherry's dramatisation of RS Surtees's picaresque romp following the fortunes of a man determined to better himself at the perpetual expense of others.

2/2. As Soapey Sponge's seemingly endless crimes are reeled off before the judge, it becomes increasingly obvious that he isn't the only one who should be in the dock.

Judge....Clive Swift

Mr Reynolds....Paul Jesson

Mr Waffles....John McAndrews

Benjamin Buckram....Trevor Martin

Soapey Sponge....Rupert Evans

Lord Scamperdale....David Troughton

Mr Jawleyford....Philip Jackson

Mrs Jawleyford....Stella Mckusker

Amelia Jawleyford....Julie Cox

Jack Spraggon....Chris Emmett

Peter Leather....David Cardy

Spigot....Trevor Martin

Robert Foozle....John McAndrews

Violinist....Liz Menezes

2008040620080412

A Dance to the Music of Time

Michael Butt's dramatisation of Anthony Powell's epic series of novels.

1/6. Sex

In their final years at school, Nick Jenkins and his friends make life difficult for the misfit Kenneth Widmerpool, unaware of the slow-burning reaction that they are provoking.

Narrator....Corin Redgrave

Widmerpool....Anthony Hoskyns

Nick Jenkins....Tom McHugh

Charles Stringham....David Oakes

Peter Templer....Jolyon Coy

Orn....Dag Soerlie

Lindquist....Christian Rubeck

Sillery....Paul Brooke

Quiggin....Julian Kerridge

Madame Leroy/Mrs Andriadis....Carolyn Pickles

Jean/Gypsy Jones....Emma Powell

Suzette/Barbara....Abigail Hollick

Directed by John Taylor.

A Dance to the Music of Time

Michael Butt's dramatisation of Anthony Powell's epic series of novels.

1/6. Sex

In their final years at school, Nick Jenkins and his friends make life difficult for the misfit Kenneth Widmerpool, unaware of the slow-burning reaction that they are provoking.

Narrator....Corin Redgrave

Widmerpool....Anthony Hoskyns

Nick Jenkins....Tom McHugh

Charles Stringham....David Oakes

Peter Templer....Jolyon Coy

Orn....Dag Soerlie

Lindquist....Christian Rubeck

Sillery....Paul Brooke

Quiggin....Julian Kerridge

Madame Leroy/Mrs Andriadis....Carolyn Pickles

Jean/Gypsy Jones....Emma Powell

Suzette/Barbara....Abigail Hollick

Directed by John Taylor.

2008041320080419

A Dance to the Music of Time

Michael Butt's dramatisation of Anthony Powell's epic series of novels.

2/6. Friends

Nick's attempts to maintain the closeness of his school friendships begin to founder in the unpredictable whirlpool of real life.

Narrator....Corin Redgrave

Widmerpool....Mark Heap

Nick Jenkins....Alex Jennings

Charles Stringham....Timothy Watson

Peter Templer....Ronan Vibert

Quiggin....Julian Kerridge

Erridge....Jonathan Keeble

Mona....Abigail Cruttenden

Molly....Heather Tracy

Isobel....Zoe Waites

Directed by John Taylor.

A Dance to the Music of Time

Michael Butt's dramatisation of Anthony Powell's epic series of novels.

2/6. Friends

Nick's attempts to maintain the closeness of his school friendships begin to founder in the unpredictable whirlpool of real life.

Narrator....Corin Redgrave

Widmerpool....Mark Heap

Nick Jenkins....Alex Jennings

Charles Stringham....Timothy Watson

Peter Templer....Ronan Vibert

Quiggin....Julian Kerridge

Erridge....Jonathan Keeble

Mona....Abigail Cruttenden

Molly....Heather Tracy

Isobel....Zoe Waites

Directed by John Taylor.

2008042020080426

A Dance to the Music of Time

Michael Butt's dramatisation of Anthony Powell's epic series of novels.

3/6. Marriage

Nick and a number of his friends embark upon the voyage of married life, without universal success.

Narrator....Corin Redgrave

Widmerpool....Mark Heap

Nick Jenkins....Alex Jennings

Charles Stringham/Sir Magnus....Timothy Watson

Peter Templer....Ronan Vibert

Maclintick....Hamish Clark

Moreland....Malcolm Sinclair

Mrs Maclintick....Lucy Cohu

Priscilla/Betty....Heather Tracy

Isobel....Zoe Waites

Matilda....Emma Powell

Directed by John Taylor.

A Dance to the Music of Time

Michael Butt's dramatisation of Anthony Powell's epic series of novels.

3/6. Marriage

Nick and a number of his friends embark upon the voyage of married life, without universal success.

Narrator....Corin Redgrave

Widmerpool....Mark Heap

Nick Jenkins....Alex Jennings

Charles Stringham/Sir Magnus....Timothy Watson

Peter Templer....Ronan Vibert

Maclintick....Hamish Clark

Moreland....Malcolm Sinclair

Mrs Maclintick....Lucy Cohu

Priscilla/Betty....Heather Tracy

Isobel....Zoe Waites

Matilda....Emma Powell

Directed by John Taylor.

2008042720080503

A Dance to the Music of Time

Michael Butt's dramatisation of Anthony Powell's epic series of novels.

4/6. War

When Nick joins his regiment in Wales, old acquaintances reappear.

Narrator....Corin Redgrave

Widmerpool....Mark Heap

Nick Jenkins....Alex Jennings

Stringham....Timothy Watson

Bithel....Martyn Ellis

Gwatkin....Steffan Rhodri

Liddament....Jonathan Keeble

Isobel....Zoe Waites

Maureen....Felicity Rhys

Directed by John Taylor.

A Dance to the Music of Time

Michael Butt's dramatisation of Anthony Powell's epic series of novels.

4/6. War

When Nick joins his regiment in Wales, old acquaintances reappear.

Narrator....Corin Redgrave

Widmerpool....Mark Heap

Nick Jenkins....Alex Jennings

Stringham....Timothy Watson

Bithel....Martyn Ellis

Gwatkin....Steffan Rhodri

Liddament....Jonathan Keeble

Isobel....Zoe Waites

Maureen....Felicity Rhys

Directed by John Taylor.

2008050420080510

A Dance to the Music of Time

Michael Butt's dramatisation of Anthony Powell's epic series of novels.

5/6. Peace

Nick is drawn into the unpredictable universe of the formidable Pamela Flitton.

Narrator....Corin Redgrave

Widmerpool....Mark Heap

Nick Jenkins....Alex Jennings

Pamela Flitton....Susannah Harker

Templer....Ronan Vibert

Norah....Maria Miles

Borit/Bagshaw....Nathan Osgood

Isobel....Zoe Waites

Odo Stevens....Danny Webb

Directed by John Taylor.

A Dance to the Music of Time

Michael Butt's dramatisation of Anthony Powell's epic series of novels.

5/6. Peace

Nick is drawn into the unpredictable universe of the formidable Pamela Flitton.

Narrator....Corin Redgrave

Widmerpool....Mark Heap

Nick Jenkins....Alex Jennings

Pamela Flitton....Susannah Harker

Templer....Ronan Vibert

Norah....Maria Miles

Borit/Bagshaw....Nathan Osgood

Isobel....Zoe Waites

Odo Stevens....Danny Webb

Directed by John Taylor.

2008051120080517

A Dance to the Music of Time

Michael Butt's dramatisation of Anthony Powell's epic series of novels.

6/6. Last Dance

An unexpected meeting in Venice leads Nick to a new perspective on his past.

Narrator....Corin Redgrave

Widmerpool....Mark Heap

Nick Jenkins....Alex Jennings

Pamela Flitton....Susannah Harker

Emily Brightman....Sara Kestelman

Glober/Scorpio....Anthony Howell

Gwinnett....Eben Young

Isobel....Kika Markham

Fiona....Jane Stanton

Peter Templer....Ronan Vibert

Charles Stringham....Timothy Watson

Young Nick....Tom McHugh

Young Widmerpool....Anthony Hoskyns

Young Charles....David Oakes

Young Peter....Jolyon Coy

Directed by John Taylor.

A Dance to the Music of Time

Michael Butt's dramatisation of Anthony Powell's epic series of novels.

6/6. Last Dance

An unexpected meeting in Venice leads Nick to a new perspective on his past.

Narrator....Corin Redgrave

Widmerpool....Mark Heap

Nick Jenkins....Alex Jennings

Pamela Flitton....Susannah Harker

Emily Brightman....Sara Kestelman

Glober/Scorpio....Anthony Howell

Gwinnett....Eben Young

Isobel....Kika Markham

Fiona....Jane Stanton

Peter Templer....Ronan Vibert

Charles Stringham....Timothy Watson

Young Nick....Tom McHugh

Young Widmerpool....Anthony Hoskyns

Young Charles....David Oakes

Young Peter....Jolyon Coy

Directed by John Taylor.

2008051820080524

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Helen Edmundson's dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's classic.

1/3. Michael Henchard spends his life trying to atone for the terrible action that led to the loss of his wife and child. But no matter how hard he tries to conceal it, his past refuses to be buried.

Michael Henchard....John Lynch

Elizabeth-Jane....Ruth Wilson

Donald Farfrae....Paul Higgins

Furmity woman....Maggie Steed

Susan Henchard....Olwen May

Abel Whittle....Burn Gorman

Jopp....Conrad Nelson

Newson....Jonathan Keeble

Solomon Longways....Russell Dixon

Christopher Coney....David Fielder

Mother Cuxsom....Sue Ryding

Martha....Vashti Maclachlan

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Helen Edmundson's dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's classic.

1/3. Michael Henchard spends his life trying to atone for the terrible action that led to the loss of his wife and child. But no matter how hard he tries to conceal it, his past refuses to be buried.

Michael Henchard....John Lynch

Elizabeth-Jane....Ruth Wilson

Donald Farfrae....Paul Higgins

Furmity woman....Maggie Steed

Susan Henchard....Olwen May

Abel Whittle....Burn Gorman

Jopp....Conrad Nelson

Newson....Jonathan Keeble

Solomon Longways....Russell Dixon

Christopher Coney....David Fielder

Mother Cuxsom....Sue Ryding

Martha....Vashti Maclachlan

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

20080525

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Helen Edmundson's dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's classic.

2/3. Michael Henchard tries to hold his life together, despite painful revelations and the unexpected arrival of someone from his past.

Michael Henchard....John Lynch

Elizabeth-Jane....Ruth Wilson

Donald Farfrae....Paul Higgins

Lucetta....Emma Fielding

Furmity woman....Maggie Steed

Susan Henchard....Olwen May

Abel Whittle....Burn Gorman

Jopp....Conrad Nelson

Newson....Jonathan Keeble

Solomon Longways....Russell Dixon

Phoebe....Lorna Lewis

Mother Cuxsom....Sue Ryding

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

20080531

The Mayor of Casterbridge: Helen Edmundson's dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's classic. 2/3: Michael Henchard tries to hold his life together, despite painful revelations.

20080601

The Mayor of Casterbridge: Helen Edmundson's dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's classic. 3/3: The appearance of a stranger in Casterbridge threatens to unravel everything.

20080607

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Helen Edmundson's dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's classic.

3/3. Michael Henchard sets about rebuilding his life, but the appearance of a stranger in Casterbridge threatens to unravel everything.

Michael Henchard....John Lynch

Elizabeth-Jane....Ruth Wilson

Donald Farfrae....Paul Higgins

Lucetta....Emma Fielding

Furmity woman....Maggie Steed

Abel Whittle....Burn Gorman

Jopp....Conrad Nelson

Newson....Jonathan Keeble

Solomon Longways....Russell Dixon

Phoebe....Lorna Lewis

Christopher Coney....David Fielder

Mother Cuxsom....Sue Ryding

Martha....Vashti Maclachlan

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

20080608

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Andrew Lynch's dramatisation of Robert Tressell's celebrated socialist masterpiece following a group of exploited builders renovating a house in the early 1900s.

1/3. A shock is in store for the workmen as their ruthless boss Old Misery singles out one of the group. Ruth and Easton resort to desperate measures to pay the rent.

Owen....Andrew Lincoln

Easton....Johnny Vegas

Crass....Timothy Spall

Hunter (Old Misery)....Paul Whitehouse

The Policeman....John Prescott MP

Ruth....Shirley Henderson

Rushton....Bill Bailey

Barrington....Tom Goodman-Hill

Slyme....Kevin Eldon

Linden....Philip Jackson

Mrs Linden....Gwyneth Powell

Philpot....Tony Haygarth

Bundy....Tony Pitts

Bert....Des O'Malley

Dawson/Sweater....Rupert Degas

Sawkins....Andrew Langtree

Mary....Emma Fryer

Newman....Steven Radford

Elsie....Yasmin Garrad

Charlie....Jake Pratt

Directed by Dirk Maggs.

20080614
20080615

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Andrew Lynch's dramatisation of Robert Tressell's celebrated socialist masterpiece following a group of exploited builders renovating a house in the early 1900s.

2/3. Jack Linden is struggling to keep his family out of the workhouse. Easton, under pressure to provide for his family and keep his job, turns to drink. Ruth is left at home with the baby and the new lodger, with shocking consequences.

Owen....Andrew Lincoln

Easton....Johnny Vegas

Crass....Timothy Spall

Hunter (Old Misery)....Paul Whitehouse

Ruth....Shirley Henderson

Rushton....Bill Bailey

Barrington/Rev Starr....Tom Goodman-Hill

Slyme/Rev Belcher....Kevin Eldon

Linden....Philip Jackson

Nora....Raquel Cassidy

Mrs Linden/Mrs Crass....Gwyneth Powell

Philpot....Tony Haygarth

Bundy....Tony Pitts

Bert....Des O'Malley

Mr Didlum....Rupert Degas

Frankie....Robert Madge

Mary....Emma Fryer

Elsie....Yasmin Garrad

Charlie....Jake Pratt

Directed by Dirk Maggs.

20080621

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists: Andrew Lynch's dramatisation of Robert Tressell's socialist masterpiece. 2/3: Jack is struggling to keep his family out of the workhouse.

20080622

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists: Andrew Lynch's dramatisation of Robert Tressell's socialist masterpiece. 3/3: An unexpected revelation could change Frank Owen's life.

20080628

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Andrew Lynch's dramatisation of Robert Tressell's celebrated socialist masterpiece following a group of exploited builders renovating a house in the early 1900s.

3/3. Ruth, reeling from the shock of recent events, is deserted once again as her husband Easton goes out with his workmates on their annual jolly. The situation takes a dramatic turn when Ruth goes missing. Meanwhile the workers are united in tragedy, and an unexpected revelation could change Frank Owen's life forever.

Owen....Andrew Lincoln

Easton....Johnny Vegas

Crass....Timothy Spall

Hunter (Old Misery)....Paul Whitehouse

Ruth....Shirley Henderson

Rushton....Bill Bailey

Barrington/Rev Starr....Tom Goodman-Hill

Policeman....John Prescott MP

Sweater/Dawson/Mr Didlum....Rupert Degas

Linden....Philip Jackson

Nora....Raquel Cassidy

Mrs Linden....Gwyneth Powell

Philpot....Tony Haygarth

Bundy....Tony Pitts

Bert....Des O'Malley

Sawkins....Andrew Langtree

Frankie....Robert Madge

Mary....Emma Fryer

Elsie....Yasmin Garrad

Charlie....Jake Pratt

Directed by Dirk Maggs.

20080629

The Ring and the Book

Robert Browning's poetic masterpiece of sex, lies and murder, adapted by Martyn Wade.

1/2. Rome is rife with speculation in the aftermath of a triple stabbing.

Browning....Anton Lesser

Guido Franceschini....Roger Allam

Pompilia....Loo Brealey

Caponsacchi....Dominic Rowan

Pietro Comparini....Andrew Sachs

Violante Comparini....Frances Jeater

Paolo Franceschini....Dan Starkey

First Roman....Stephen Critchlow

Second Roman....Ben Crowe

Conti....Chris Pavlo

Margherita....Joan Walker

Judge....John Rowe

Directed by Abigail le Fleming.

20080705
20080706

Robert Browning's poetic masterpiece of sex, lies and murder, adapted by Martyn Wade.

2/2. Accused of murder, Guido fights desperately for his life.

Browning....Anton Lesser

Guido Franceschini....Roger Allam

Pompilia....Loo Brealey

Caponsacchi....Dominic Rowan

Bottini....Michael Maloney

Arcangeli....Stephen Moore

Pietro Comparini....Andrew Sachs

Violante Comparini....Frances Jeater

Paolo Franceschini....Dan Starkey

Margherita....Joan Walker

Judge....John Rowe

Directed by Abigail le Fleming.

20080712
20080713

The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James's novel, dramatised by Rachel Joyce.

1/3. Innocence

Young and beautiful, Isabel Archer thinks that she is in control of her fate. Little does she know, however, that others behind the scenes are pulling the strings.

Isabel Archer....Anna Maxwell Martin

Madame Merle....Haydn Gwynne

Lord Warburton....Robert Bathurst

Mrs Touchett....Gayle Hunnicutt

Mr Touchett....Peter Marinker

Ralph Touchett....Paul Venables

Henrietta Stackpole....Laurel Lefkow

Caspar Goodwood....Corey Johnson

Mr Bantling....Dan Starkey

Narrator....William Hope

Pianist....Duncan Walsh Atkins

Directed by Tracey Neale.

20080719
20080720

The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James's novel, dramatised by Rachel Joyce.

2/3. Deceit

The beautiful and free-spirited Isabel Archer is now a very rich woman. Two men have declared their love for her but she does not want to be married. Resolved to enjoy her fortune, she begins her travels.

Isabel Archer....Anna Maxwell Martin

Madame Merle....Haydn Gwynne

Lord Warburton....Robert Bathurst

Mrs Touchett....Gayle Hunnicutt

Gilbert Osmond....Colin Stinton

Ralph Touchett....Paul Venables

Henrietta Stackpole....Laurel Lefkow

Caspar Goodwood....Corey Johnson

Mr Bantling....Dan Starkey

Countess Gemini....Barbara Barnes

Pansy Osmond....Penelope Rawlins

Edward Rosier....Nyasha Hatendi

Mother Catherine....Joan Walker

Mother Justine....Liz Sutherland

Narrator....William Hope

Duncan Walsh Atkins (piano)

Directed by Tracey Neale.

20080726
20080727

The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James's novel, dramatised by Rachel Joyce.

3/3. Truth

Isabel has been married to the handsome and urbane Gilbert Osmond for three years. Like a sparkling and brilliant jewel, she is part of his collection of beautiful things, but she is about to discover a startling truth.

Isabel Archer....Anna Maxwell Martin

Madame Merle....Haydn Gwynne

Lord Warburton....Robert Bathurst

Mrs Touchett....Gayle Hunnicutt

Gilbert Osmond....Colin Stinton

Ralph Touchett....Paul Venables

Henrietta Stackpole....Laurel Lefkow

Caspar Goodwood....Corey Johnson

Countess Gemini....Barbara Barnes

Edward Rosier....Nyasha Hatendi

Mother Catherine....Joan Walker

Narrator....William Hope

Pianist....Duncan Walsh Atkins

Directed by Tracey Neale.

20080802
20080803

My Name is Red

Ayeesha Menon's dramatisation of Orhan Pamuk's murder mystery set in Istanbul in 1590.

The Sultan brings together the most acclaimed artists in his kingdom to create a secret book of miniatures celebrating the glories of his realm. But when two of the miniaturists are murdered, panic erupts.

1/2. Black, an artist-turned-diplomat, is called back to Istanbul after a 12-year absence to find the killer. The only clue lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves.

Black....Baris Pirhasan

Enishte....Korhan Abay

Shekure....Ece Dizdar

Esther....Demet Tuncer

Butterfly....Murat Yatman

Olive....Yigit Ozsener

Stork....Konuralp Sunal

Hasan....Baris Cakmak

Osman....Eris Akman

Tresurer....Umut Demirdelen

Elegant....Aziz Mullaaziz

Narrators....Ozlem Turhal, Mehmet Ergen, Engin Cezar

Other parts played by Sinan Onukar, Ben Hopkins, Duygu Yeral, Engin Cezar and Ismail Hakki Eren.

Directed by John Dryden.

20080809
20080810

My Name Is Red

Ayeesha Menon's dramatisation of Orhan Pamuk's murder mystery set in Istanbul in 1590.

The Sultan brings together the most acclaimed artists in his kingdom to create a secret book of miniatures celebrating the glories of his realm. But when two of the miniaturists are murdered, panic erupts.

2/2. With the city now in the grip of religious fundamentalists and the Sultan's court a warren of rumour and paranoia, Black finds himself a suspect in the murders.

Black....Baris Pirhasan

Enishte....Korhan Abay

Shekure....Ece Dizdar

Esther....Demet Tuncer

Butterfly....Murat Yatman

Olive....Yigit Ozsener

Stork....Konuralp Sunal

Hasan....Baris Cakmak

Osman....Eris Akman

Tresurer....Umut Demirdelen

Elegant....Aziz Mullaaziz

Narrators....Ozlem Turhal, Mehmet Ergen, Engin Cezar

Other parts played by Sinan Onukar, Ben Hopkins, Duygu Yeral, Engin Cezar and Ismail Hakki Eren.

Directed by John Dryden.

20080816
20080817

The Black Sheep

Chris Dolan's dramatisation of Honore de Balzac's entertaining tale of family rivalry and fortunes lost and won, set in 19th-century France.

1/2. After Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, Philippe Bridau becomes a reckless gambler who steals from his mother to finance his obsession. She foolishly continues to idolise him, and it is left to his more dependable brother Joseph to rescue the family from destitution.

Narrator....Geoffrey Whitehead

Philippe Bridau....Thomas Arnold

Joseph Bridau....Mathew Pidgeon

Agathe Bridau....Briony McRoberts

Madame Descoings....Phyllida Law

Desroches....Jon Glover

Monsieur Hochon....Christian Rodska

Madame Hochon....Colette O'Neil

Max Gilet....Alan Cox

Baruch....Nyasha Hatendi

Giroudeau....David Holt

Mariette....Liz Sutherland

Directed by Bruce Young.

20080823
20080824

The Black Sheep

Chris Dolan's dramatisation of Honore de Balzac's entertaining tale of family rivalry and fortunes lost and won, set in 19th-century France.

2/2. Philippe's gambling has left his family destitute and his political activities have landed him in jail. His mother and brother seek financial help from a rich elderly relative, but a pretty young housekeeper and her lover have already laid plans to rob the old man of his money.

Narrator....Geoffrey Whitehead

Philippe Bridau....Thomas Arnold

Joseph Bridau....Mathew Pidgeon

Agathe Bridau....Briony McRoberts

Flore Brazier....Lucy Paterson

Jean-Jacques Rouget....Timothy Bateson

Desroches....Jon Glover

Monsieur Hochon....Christian Rodska

Madame Hochon....Colette O'Neil

Max Gilet....Alan Cox

Baruch....Nyasha Hatendi

Fario....Chris Pavlo

Directed by Bruce Young.

20080830
20080831

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

Tobias Smollet's uproarious satire of 18th-century life, dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.

1/3. Squire Bramble and family embark on their whistle-stop tour of Great Britain. They encounter adventure, mayhem and the enigmatic Humphry Clinker.

Mathew Bramble....Nigel Anthony

Tabitha Bramble....Marcia Warren

Lydia Melford....Helen Longworth

Jery Melford....Dan Starkey

Winifred Jenkins....Joanna Page

Humphry Clinker....Stuart McLoughlin

Sir Ulic Mackilligut....Sam Dale

John Thomas....Ben Crowe

Barton....Nyasha Hatendi

Lord Newcastle....John Rowe

Other parts played by Stephen Critchlow, Liz Sutherland and Chris Pavlo.

Directed by Marc Beeby.

20080906
20080907

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

Tobias Smollet's uproarious satire of 18th-century life, dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.

2/3. The family is stranded. Bramble is keen to continue their grand tour, but how can they leave London when Humphry is in gaol?

Mathew Bramble....Nigel Anthony

Tabitha Bramble....Marcia Warren

Lydia Melford....Helen Longworth

Jery Melford....Dan Starkey

Winifred Jenkins....Joanna Page

Humphry Clinker....Stuart McLoughlin

Lieutenant Lismahago....John Rowe

Mr Martin....Chris Pavlo

Mr Micklewhimmen....Sam Dale

Dutton/Wilson....Nyasha Hatendi

Gaoler....Stephen Critchlow

Directed by Marc Beeby.

20080920

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

Tobias Smollet's uproarious satire of 18th-century life, dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.

3/3. The Bramble family's adventures continue as they begin the long trip home, a journey full of surprises and unexpected revelations.

Mathew Bramble....Nigel Anthony

Tabitha Bramble....Marcia Warren

Lydia Melford....Helen Longworth

Jery Melford....Dan Starkey

Winifred Jenkins....Joanna Page

Humphry Clinker....Stuart McLoughlin

Lieutenant Lismahago....John Rowe

Sir Thomas Bullford....Trevor Peacock

Oxmington/Dennison....Sam Dale

Wilson/French valet....Nyasha Hatendi

Frogmore....Stephen Critchlow

Other parts played by Chris Pavlo, Joan Walker and Ben Crowe.

Directed by Marc Beeby.

20080921

The Worst Journey in the World

Apsley Cherry-Garrard's gripping account of his experiences as the youngest member of Captain Scott's polar expedition team, adapted by Stef Penney.

1/2. In the austerely beautiful icescapes of Antarctica, things go disastrously wrong.

Apsley Cherry-Garrard....Matt Green

Captain Robert Falcon Scott....John McAndrew

Dr Atkinson....Carl Prekopp

Captain Oates....Mark Meadows

Lieutenant Bowers....Peter Callaghan

Charles Wright....Simon Lee Phillips

Dr Edward Wilson....Richard Mitchley

PO Tom Crean....Jack Reynolds

Taff Evans....Huw Davies

Specially composed music by Will Gregory of Goldfrapp, orchestrated by Ian Gardiner and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Grant Llewellyn.

Directed by Kate McAll.

20080927
20080928

The Worst Journey in the World

Apsley Cherry-Garrard's gripping account of his experiences as the youngest member of Captain Scott's polar expedition team, adapted by Stef Penney.

2/2. After two months of hard marching, Scott must tell four of the surviving twelve men that they must turn back.

Apsley Cherry-Garrard....Matt Green

Captain Robert Falcon Scott....John McAndrew

Dr Atkinson....Carl Prekopp

Captain Oates....Mark Meadows

Lieutenant Bowers....Peter Callaghan

Charles Wright....Simon Lee Phillips

Dr Edward Wilson....Richard Mitchley

PO Tom Crean....Jack Reynolds

Taff Evans....Huw Davies

PO Keohane/Dimitri....Andrew Byron

Specially composed music by Will Gregory of Goldfrapp, orchestrated by Ian Gardiner and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Grant Llewellyn.

Directed by Kate McAll.

20081004
20081005

The Experiences of an Irish RM

Christopher Fitz-Simon's two-part adaptation of the comic novels of Somerville and Ross, set in late-nineteenth century Ireland.

1/2. When the affable, if somewhat dim, Major Sinclair Yeates is appointed Resident Magistrate, he finds himself among a people whose every moment seems dedicated to thwarting him.

Major Yeates....Alex Jennings

Philippa Yeates....Rebecca Saire

Flurry Knox....Mark Lambert

Uncle Jocelyn....Richard Howard

Mrs Raverty....Cathy Belton

Peter....Miche Doherty

Mrs Cadogan....Marion O'Dwyer

Mrs Knox....Ingrid Craigie

McCarthy-Gannon....John Hewitt

Mr Cantillon....Kevin Flood

Train Guard....Niall Cusack

Sister Emanuel....Ali White

Lady Hervey....Anne Makower

Reels....Christopher Fitz-Simon

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

20081011
20081012

The Experiences of an Irish RM

Christopher Fitz-Simon's two-part adaptation of the comic novels of Somerville and Ross, set in late 19th century Ireland.

2/2. Now a resident magistrate for ten years in west Cork, Major Sinclair Yeates has grown accustomed to the eccentricity of his position and of those around him, except for his nemesis Mr Flurry Knox.

Major Yeates....Alex Jennings

Philippa Yeates....Rebecca Saire

Anthony Yeates....Robbie Gilmore

Flurry Knox....Mark Lambert

Sally Knox....Ali White

Lieutenant Larpent....Anthony Glennon

Peter Cadogan....Miche Doherty

Mrs Cadogan....Marion O'Dwyer

Dr Frazer....Ingrid Craigie

Miss Longmuir....Cathy Belton

Mr Cantillon....Kevin Flood

Dr Fahy....John Hewitt

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

20081018
20081019

Robinson Crusoe and His Farther Adventures

Adaptation of Daniel Defoe's less famous sequel to the classic adventure Robinson Crusoe.

1/2. After returning to England from his island home, Robinson Crusoe sets sail once more in search of adventure.

Robinson Crusoe....Tim McInnerny

Merchant....Jonathan Tafler

Prince....Adrian Grove

Barnes....Stephen Critchlow

Father....David Timson

Mary....Alison Pettitt

Friday/Wells....Ben Onwukwe

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

Dramatised by Andy Barratt.

20081025
20081026

Robinson Crusoe and His Farther Adventures

Adaptation of Daniel Defoe's less famous sequel to the classic adventure Robinson Crusoe.

2/2. Crusoe has found his way to the North but the ruby is having a profound effect on him. Do his nightmares about the island have any foundation?

Robinson Crusoe....Tim McInnerny

Merchant....Jonathan Tafler

Prince....Adrian Grove

Captain....Stephen Critchlow

Friday....Ben Onwukwe

Atkins....Mark Carey

Spaniard....David Timson

Kirk....Sam Graham

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

Dramatised by Andy Barratt.

20081101
20081102

On the Beach

Dramatisation by Mike Walker of Nevil Shute's compelling account of the aftermath of a nuclear world war.

1/2. A cloud of deadly radioactivity is moving slowly towards Australia, one of few places on Earth where life still exists.

Peter Holmes....Richard Dillane

Mary Holmes....Claudia Harrison

Dwight Towers....William Hope

Moira Davidson....Indira Varma

Tim Osborne....James Gordon-Mitchell

The Admiral....Jonathan Tafler

Ryan....Inam Mirza

Other parts played by Stephen Critchlow, Chris Pavlo, Dan Starkey, Jill Cardo, Robert Lonsdale, Gunnar Cauthery.

Directed by Toby Swift.

20081108
20081109

On the Beach

Dramatisation by Mike Walker of Nevil Shute's compelling account of the aftermath of a nuclear world war.

2/2. A cloud of deadly radioactivity is moving slowly towards Australia, one of few places on Earth where life still exists.

Dwight Towers....William Hope

Moira Davidson....Indira Varma

Peter Holmes....Richard Dillane

Mary Holmes....Claudia Harrison

Tim Osborne....James Gordon-Mitchell

Ryan....Inam Mirza

The Admiral....Jonathan Tafler

Swain....Stephen Critchlow

Other parts played by Stephen Critchlow, Chris Pavlo, Dan Starkey, Jill Cardo, Robert Lonsdale, Gunnar Cauthery.

Directed by Toby Swift.

20081115
20081116

The Good Soldier Svejk

Dramatisation by Christopher Reason of the satirical Czech novel by Jaroslav Hasek that charts the exploits of a WWI soldier.

1/4. When he seems to celebrate the death of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Svejk is arrested and so starts his progress through the ranks of the Austro-Hungarian army.

Svejk....Sam Kelly

Lukas....Adrian Lukis

Katz....James Quinn

Katy....Fiona Clark

Schoolteacher....Mark Chatterton

Wendler....Arthur Bostrom

Mrs Muller....Melissa Jane Sinden

Dr Grunstein....Stuart Richman

Blahnik....Malcolm Raeburn

Orderly....Howard Chadwick

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Directed by Gary Brown.

20081122
20081123

The Good Soldier Svejk

Dramatisation by Christopher Reason of the satirical Czech novel by Jaroslav Hasek that charts the exploits of a WWI soldier.

2/2. Svejk and Lukas are sent to the front in disgrace, but Svejk gets waylaid by a gallery of grotesques.

Svejk....Sam Kelly

Lukas....Adrian Lukis

Dub....Nicholas Blane

Choudounski....Malcolm Raeburn

Marek....Howard Chadwick

Police Sergeant....James Quinn

Von Schwarzberg....Stuart Richman

Baloun....Eric Potts

Lance Corporal....Mark Chatterton

The Maid....Szilvi Naray Davey

Vodicka....Bernard Wrigley

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Directed by Gary Brown.

01Classic Serial: Out Of The Hitler Time, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit20120311

Out of the Hitler Time: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

By Judith Kerr, dramatised by Beaty Rubens.

The first book of the internationally acclaimed trilogy tells the story of a Jewish family forced to flee from Germany in 1933 - told from the perspective of nine year old Anna.

Young Anna... Lauren Mote

Max... Hugo Docking

Mama... Adjoa Andoh

Papa... Paul Moriarty

Julius... James Lailey

Elsbeth... Xenia Mainelli

Omama... Eleanor Bron

Fraulein Lambeck... Tracy Wiles

Aunt Sarah... Sheila Steafel

Herr Rosenfeld... Gerard McDermott

Passport Officer... Christopher Webster

Concierge... Alex Rivers

Director: David Hunter.

The story of a Jewish family fleeing Germany in 1933, told through a child's eyes.

01Classic Serial: The American Senator20110821

The American Senator

By Anthony Trollope

Dramatised by Martyn Wade

Part One

Arabella is determined to keep her engagement to John Morton a secret. Perhaps, there is a more exciting and wealthy husband she might be able to catch...

Anthony Trollope....Robert Glenister

Arabella Trefoil....Anna Maxwell Martin

Lady Augustus....Barbara Flynn

John Morton....Blake Ritson

Senator Gotobed....Stuart Milligan

Reginald Morton....Daniel Rabin

Mrs Morton....Richenda Carey

Mary Masters....Penelope Rawlins

Lawrence Twentyman...Carl Prekopp

Lord Rufford....Henry Devas

Mr Bearside....Sean Baker

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

In this little known tale, Anthony Trollope never allows The American Senator's attitude to get in the way of plot -and his ability to weave story strands which arise out of credible motivation, psychology and emotion is as sure as ever. The characters are as finely drawn as we have come to expect from the pen of Trollope. There's the extraordinary Arabella but also the comic, kind natured and the tragic characters too.

Arabella finds herself in the ignoble occupation of husband/fortune-hunting. She's aware that the years are passing and the strain of numerous failed relationships have made her prospects increasingly poor. She is unofficially engaged to John Morton, a diplomat, and owner of a large estate, but now the wealthy and more exciting Lord Rufford has come into view. His estate being larger and more grand. Surely he is worth fighting for?

Arabella, encouraged by her monstrous mother, Lady Augustus, decides to try and keep Morton on the back-burner (but deny her engagement in public) while engineering a series of compromising situations in an outrageous attempt to win Rufford.

But Arabella is playing a dangerous game and although her behaviour is both conniving and ruthless, she is extraordinary and powerfully-drawn and so does not become an out-and-out anti-heroine. She is, to some degree, the victim of her situation - and of her mother. She is courageous as well as devious, and she has her pride. As the tale concludes and she seeks some degree of redemption she achieves tragic status.

A parallel but secondary plot concerns Reginald Morton, an elder cousin of John, and Mary Masters, who is the complete antithesis to Miss Trefoil. Mary's absurd, domineering stepmother thinks that Mary should marry a besotted local farmer, Lawrence Twentyman but Mary is in love with Reginald Morton. Is he in love with her though? She finds support in the shape of Reginald's kind and gentle aunt, Lady Ushant, but there is the stern and grim grandmother of both John and Reginald who stands in the way of happiness because of a long-standing family feud.

Elias Gotobed, the visiting senator of the book's title, has little impact on events - but he has an important part to play as an observer of events; a gauche but vigorous critic of the antiquated elements of English society and the establishment. Gotobed's conclusions are a supplement to those which can be drawn from Arabella's tale, where greed, class-consciousness and snobbery are mercilessly displayed.

'The American Senator' is, in part, a state of the nation novel - enhanced by the parallels between Trollope's world and ours. Arabella has her modern-day equivalents, and the Senator's remarks throughout the dramatisation about the working man's passive and subservient nature have not lost their relevance.

The Author:

Anthony Trollope produced a vast collection of work about credible people and their foibles. He gained recognition as a writer who portrayed English life is a wry and honest manner with a cast of humorous and delightful characters. His portrayal of female characters is particularly skilful and Arabella Trefoil is no exception.

The Dramatist:

Martyn Wade is a skilled and talented radio writer and dramatist. He has dramatised the 'Barsetshire' novels for radio and the 'Palliser' series too. His other Trollope dramatisations have included 'Orley Farm' and 'Miss Mackenzie'. He also dramatised Ada Leverson's 'The Little Ottleys' for Woman's Hour.

Arabella is determined to keep her engagement to John Morton a secret.

01Classic Serial: The American Senator20110827
02Classic Serial: Out Of The Hitler Time, Bombs On Aunt Dainty20120318

Out of the Hitler Time: Bombs on Aunt Dainty by Judith Kerr dramatised by Beaty Rubens.

The second book in the trilogy. Having been forced to flee the Nazis, Anna and her family have now arrived in London. Both Anna and her brother Max face the challenges of life as refugees rather better than their parents.

Anna... Anna Madeley

Max... Adam Billington

Mama... Adjoa Andoh

Papa... Paul Moriarty

Dainty... Thelma Ruby

Louise... Susan Engel

Mrs. Hammond... Joanna Monro

Mrs. Riley... Ann Beach

Barbara... Tracy Wiles

Cotmore... Gerard McDermott

George... Harry Livingstone

Otto... Jack Holden

Sam... Malcolm Tierney

Director: David Hunter.

Anna and Max face the challenges of life as refugees rather better than their parents.

02Classic Serial: The American Senator20110828

The American Senator

By Anthony Trollope

Dramatised by Martyn Wade

Part Two

Lord Rufford has kissed Arabella twice but she realises that much more needs to be done to win him and his estate. It is now time to tell John Morton she no longer wants to marry him?

Anthony Trollope....Robert Glenister

Arabella Trefoil....Anna Maxwell Martin

Lady Augustus....Barbara Flynn

John Morton....Blake Ritson

Senator Gotobed....Stuart Milligan

Lady Ushant....Joanna David

Reginald Morton....Daniel Rabin

Mary Masters....Penelope Rawlins

Lawrence Twentyman...Carl Prekopp

Lord Rufford....Henry Devas

Duchess of Mayfair....Elaine Claxton

Mounser Green....Joanathan Forbes

Mrs. Masters....Jane Whittenshaw

Mr Bearside....Sean Baker

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

In this little known tale, Anthony Trollope never allows The American Senator's attitude to get in the way of plot -and his ability to weave story strands which arise out of credible motivation, psychology and emotion is as sure as ever. The characters are as finely drawn as we have come to expect from the pen of Trollope. There's the extraordinary Arabella but also the comic, kind natured and the tragic characters too.

Arabella finds herself in the ignoble occupation of husband/fortune-hunting. She's aware that the years are passing and the strain of numerous failed relationships have made her prospects increasingly poor. She is unofficially engaged to John Morton, a diplomat, and owner of a large estate, but now the wealthy and more exciting Lord Rufford has come into view. His estate being larger and more grand. Surely he is worth fighting for?

Arabella, encouraged by her monstrous mother, Lady Augustus, decides to try and keep Morton on the back-burner (but deny her engagement in public) while engineering a series of compromising situations in an outrageous attempt to win Rufford.

But Arabella is playing a dangerous game and although her behaviour is both conniving and ruthless, she is extraordinary and powerfully-drawn and so does not become an out-and-out anti-heroine. She is, to some degree, the victim of her situation - and of her mother. She is courageous as well as devious, and she has her pride. As the tale concludes and she seeks some degree of redemption she achieves tragic status.

A parallel but secondary plot concerns Reginald Morton, an elder cousin of John, and Mary Masters, who is the complete antithesis to Miss Trefoil. Mary's absurd, domineering stepmother thinks that Mary should marry a besotted local farmer, Lawrence Twentyman but Mary is in love with Reginald Morton. Is he in love with her though? She finds support in the shape of Reginald's kind and gentle aunt, Lady Ushant, but there is the stern and grim grandmother of both John and Reginald who stands in the way of happiness because of a long-standing family feud.

Elias Gotobed, the visiting senator of the book's title, has little impact on events - but he has an important part to play as an observer of events; a gauche but vigorous critic of the antiquated elements of English society and the establishment. Gotobed's conclusions are a supplement to those which can be drawn from Arabella's tale, where greed, class-consciousness and snobbery are mercilessly displayed.

'The American Senator' is, in part, a state of the nation novel - enhanced by the parallels between Trollope's world and ours. Arabella has her modern-day equivalents, and the Senator's remarks throughout the dramatisation about the working man's passive and subservient nature have not lost their relevance.

The Author:

Anthony Trollope produced a vast collection of work about credible people and their foibles. He gained recognition as a writer who portrayed English life is a wry and honest manner with a cast of humorous and delightful characters. His portrayal of female characters is particularly skilful and Arabella Trefoil is no exception.

The Dramatist:

Martyn Wade is a skilled and talented radio writer and dramatist. He has dramatised the 'Barsetshire' novels for radio and the 'Palliser' series too. His other Trollope dramatisations have included 'Orley Farm' and 'Miss Mackenzie'. He also dramatised Ada Leverson's 'The Little Ottleys' for Woman's Hour.

Lord Rufford has kissed Arabella twice but can she win him and his estate?

02Classic Serial: The American Senator20110903

Lord Rufford has kissed Arabella twice but can she win him and his estate?

The American Senator

By Anthony Trollope

Dramatised by Martyn Wade

Part Two

Lord Rufford has kissed Arabella twice but she realises that much more needs to be done to win him and his estate. It is now time to tell John Morton she no longer wants to marry him?

Anthony Trollope....Robert Glenister

Arabella Trefoil....Anna Maxwell Martin

Lady Augustus....Barbara Flynn

John Morton....Blake Ritson

Senator Gotobed....Stuart Milligan

Lady Ushant....Joanna David

Reginald Morton....Daniel Rabin

Mary Masters....Penelope Rawlins

Lawrence Twentyman...Carl Prekopp

Lord Rufford....Henry Devas

Duchess of Mayfair....Elaine Claxton

Mounser Green....Joanathan Forbes

Mrs. Masters....Jane Whittenshaw

Mr Bearside....Sean Baker

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

In this little known tale, Anthony Trollope never allows The American Senator's attitude to get in the way of plot -and his ability to weave story strands which arise out of credible motivation, psychology and emotion is as sure as ever. The characters are as finely drawn as we have come to expect from the pen of Trollope. There's the extraordinary Arabella but also the comic, kind natured and the tragic characters too.

Arabella finds herself in the ignoble occupation of husband/fortune-hunting. She's aware that the years are passing and the strain of numerous failed relationships have made her prospects increasingly poor. She is unofficially engaged to John Morton, a diplomat, and owner of a large estate, but now the wealthy and more exciting Lord Rufford has come into view. His estate being larger and more grand. Surely he is worth fighting for?

Arabella, encouraged by her monstrous mother, Lady Augustus, decides to try and keep Morton on the back-burner (but deny her engagement in public) while engineering a series of compromising situations in an outrageous attempt to win Rufford.

But Arabella is playing a dangerous game and although her behaviour is both conniving and ruthless, she is extraordinary and powerfully-drawn and so does not become an out-and-out anti-heroine. She is, to some degree, the victim of her situation - and of her mother. She is courageous as well as devious, and she has her pride. As the tale concludes and she seeks some degree of redemption she achieves tragic status.

A parallel but secondary plot concerns Reginald Morton, an elder cousin of John, and Mary Masters, who is the complete antithesis to Miss Trefoil. Mary's absurd, domineering stepmother thinks that Mary should marry a besotted local farmer, Lawrence Twentyman but Mary is in love with Reginald Morton. Is he in love with her though? She finds support in the shape of Reginald's kind and gentle aunt, Lady Ushant, but there is the stern and grim grandmother of both John and Reginald who stands in the way of happiness because of a long-standing family feud.

Elias Gotobed, the visiting senator of the book's title, has little impact on events - but he has an important part to play as an observer of events; a gauche but vigorous critic of the antiquated elements of English society and the establishment. Gotobed's conclusions are a supplement to those which can be drawn from Arabella's tale, where greed, class-consciousness and snobbery are mercilessly displayed.

'The American Senator' is, in part, a state of the nation novel - enhanced by the parallels between Trollope's world and ours. Arabella has her modern-day equivalents, and the Senator's remarks throughout the dramatisation about the working man's passive and subservient nature have not lost their relevance.

The Author:

Anthony Trollope produced a vast collection of work about credible people and their foibles. He gained recognition as a writer who portrayed English life is a wry and honest manner with a cast of humorous and delightful characters. His portrayal of female characters is particularly skilful and Arabella Trefoil is no exception.

The Dramatist:

Martyn Wade is a skilled and talented radio writer and dramatist. He has dramatised the 'Barsetshire' novels for radio and the 'Palliser' series too. His other Trollope dramatisations have included 'Orley Farm' and 'Miss Mackenzie'. He also dramatised Ada Leverson's 'The Little Ottleys' for Woman's Hour.

03 LASTClassic Serial: The American Senator20110904

The American Senator

By Anthony Trollope

Dramatised by Martyn Wade

Part Three

Lord Rufford has run away from Arabella but she hasn't given up hope. She is determined that he will marry her but then she receives some distressing news..

Anthony Trollope....Robert Glenister

Arabella Trefoil....Anna Maxwell Martin

Lady Augustus....Barbara Flynn

Lord Augustus....Gerard McDermott

Lord Rufford....Henry Devas

Lady Ushant....Joanna David

John Morton....Blake Ritson

Reginald Morton....Daniel Rabin

Mary Masters....Penelope Rawlins

Mrs Morton....Richenda Carey

Senator Gotobed....Stuart Milligan

Mounser Green....Joanathan Forbes

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:

In this little known tale, Anthony Trollope never allows The American Senator's attitude to get in the way of plot -and his ability to weave story strands which arise out of credible motivation, psychology and emotion is as sure as ever. The characters are as finely drawn as we have come to expect from the pen of Trollope. There's the extraordinary Arabella but also the comic, kind natured and the tragic characters too.

Arabella finds herself in the ignoble occupation of husband/fortune-hunting. She's aware that the years are passing and the strain of numerous failed relationships have made her prospects increasingly poor. She is unofficially engaged to John Morton, a diplomat, and owner of a large estate, but now the wealthy and more exciting Lord Rufford has come into view. His estate being larger and more grand. Surely he is worth fighting for?

Arabella, encouraged by her monstrous mother, Lady Augustus, decides to try and keep Morton on the back-burner (but deny her engagement in public) while engineering a series of compromising situations in an outrageous attempt to win Rufford.

But Arabella is playing a dangerous game and although her behaviour is both conniving and ruthless, she is extraordinary and powerfully-drawn and so does not become an out-and-out anti-heroine. She is, to some degree, the victim of her situation - and of her mother. She is courageous as well as devious, and she has her pride. As the tale concludes and she seeks some degree of redemption she achieves tragic status.

A parallel but secondary plot concerns Reginald Morton, an elder cousin of John, and Mary Masters, who is the complete antithesis to Miss Trefoil. Mary's absurd, domineering stepmother thinks that Mary should marry a besotted local farmer, Lawrence Twentyman but Mary is in love with Reginald Morton. Is he in love with her though? She finds support in the shape of Reginald's kind and gentle aunt, Lady Ushant, but there is the stern and grim grandmother of both John and Reginald who stands in the way of happiness because of a long-standing family feud.

Elias Gotobed, the visiting senator of the book's title, has little impact on events - but he has an important part to play as an observer of events; a gauche but vigorous critic of the antiquated elements of English society and the establishment. Gotobed's conclusions are a supplement to those which can be drawn from Arabella's tale, where greed, class-consciousness and snobbery are mercilessly displayed.

'The American Senator' is, in part, a state of the nation novel - enhanced by the parallels between Trollope's world and ours. Arabella has her modern-day equivalents, and the Senator's remarks throughout the dramatisation about the working man's passive and subservient nature have not lost their relevance.

The Author:

Anthony Trollope produced a vast collection of work about credible people and their foibles. He gained recognition as a writer who portrayed English life is a wry and honest manner with a cast of humorous and delightful characters. His portrayal of female characters is particularly skilful and Arabella Trefoil is no exception.

The Dramatist:

Martyn Wade is a skilled and talented radio writer and dramatist. He has dramatised the 'Barsetshire' novels for radio and the 'Palliser' series too. His other Trollope dramatisations have included 'Orley Farm' and 'Miss Mackenzie'. He also dramatised Ada Leverson's 'The Little Ottleys' for Woman's Hour.

Lord Rufford has run away from Arabella, but she hasn't given up hope.