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Drama of the Week

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Every Friday we bring you a new drama from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.

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Every Friday we bring you a new drama from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.

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224 Ratings
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Love every minute

By MilaMalakoff - Jan 30 2019
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Makes my day every week. Thank goodness for BBC

A must listen

By МГ-П2014 - Jun 07 2018
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Loved dramatization of “Das Kapital”. Going to listen again. Great radio!

iTunes Ratings

224 Ratings
Average Ratings
161
19
17
15
12

Love every minute

By MilaMalakoff - Jan 30 2019
Read more
Makes my day every week. Thank goodness for BBC

A must listen

By МГ-П2014 - Jun 07 2018
Read more
Loved dramatization of “Das Kapital”. Going to listen again. Great radio!
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Drama of the Week

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Every Friday we bring you a new drama from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.

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Rank #1: I'm Dying To Help

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by Jon Canter

As people continue to live longer, they cost the NHS and Social Services far too much; in our futuristic dark comedy a new Prime Minister and her aide come up with a radical solution to the problem. All they need now is a volunteer.

Sam . . . Tony Robinson
Prime Minister . . . Haydn Gwynne
Ella . . . Sophia di Martino
Gerry . . . Paul Hickey
Mr King . . . David Hounslow
Chrissy . . . Debbie Korley
Bianca . . . Debbie Korley
Sue . . . Helen Clapp
Mrs Griffin . . . Susan Jameson

Directed by Sally Avens

This was originally aired on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday 13th August 2019.
Aug 16 2019
44 mins
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Rank #2: Curious Under the Stars Series 9 - The Fruits of Gwyddno

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A low tide reveals a sunken forest on the shores of Glan Don. And one of the trees bears forbidden fruit.

More of the magical drama set in Glan Don, a mysterious village perched on the wild Welsh coast by Annamaria Murphy.

Starring Sion Pritchard (Phoneshop), Emma Sidi (Pls Like) and Ifan Huw Dafydd (Gavin and Stacey).

Gareth.... Sion Pritchard

Diane.... Emma Sidi

Emlyn..... Ifan Huw Dafydd

Megan.... Aimee Ffion Edwards

Gwynn.... Matthew Gravelle

Series created by Meic Povey

Directed by James Robinson and John Norton

A BBC Cymru Wales Production first broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.
Aug 09 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #3: Home Front: 24-28 September 1918

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The first omnibus of Season 15, Onward, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1918, when the Allies launched their final, and decisive campaign on the Western Front. Adam, meanwhile, is on a mission to the harbour.
Sep 28 2018
58 mins
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Rank #4: POD PLAY 5: BATHROOM | Drama of the Week Special

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Let us transport you to a world where flies talk and party-goers escape down drain-pipes.

Fly…Sandy Grierson

Woman…Karen Bartke

Writer…Ben Lewis

Director…Kirsty Williams

Sound Design…Catherine Robinson
Aug 03 2017
5 mins
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Rank #5: POD PLAY 4: PARK | Drama of the Week Special

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is more MFI than MI5 in the hands of two incompetent and not-so-secret-agents. By Lee Mattinson.

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AGENT D….. Krissi Bohn

AGENT J….. Toby Hadoke

Director Sharon Sephton

Sound Design …. Catherine Robinson
Aug 03 2017
5 mins
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Rank #6: POD PLAY 3: PUB | Drama of the Week Special

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Take a seat at the bar in your local, but look out… one of the regulars is about to get a round in and it could be a painfully long order.

A funny and moving original short audio work by award-winning writer Timothy X Atack, starring Alice Lowe (Sightseers, Prevenge) and David Hargreaves (The Crucible, King Lear at Bristol Old Vic), designed to be listened to on headphones on location.

Customer …. David Hargreaves

Barmaid …. Alice Lowe

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Aug 03 2017
5 mins
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Rank #7: POD PLAY 2: BED | Drama of the Week Special

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Lie on your bed, put on your headphones, and let Indira Varma and Joe Sims take you on a journey which we promise you’ve never made before. Ed Harris’ darkly inventive writing for audio and stage have won him multiple awards.

Woman …. Indira Varma

Man …. Joe Sims

Director Jonquil Panting

Sound Design …. Catherine Robinson
Aug 03 2017
8 mins
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Rank #8: POD PLAY1: LIVING ROOM | Drama of the Week Special

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By Charlotte Bogard Macleod. Leah and Milo are best friends but now Leah has been offered a job in Australia. She loves Milo but does he love her back? Leah is forced to get right inside his head to find out.

Leah ….. Valene Kane

Milo ….. George Mackay

Director: David Hunter

Sound Design …. Catherine Robinson
Aug 03 2017
7 mins
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