BBC Radio Plays
#31  tubemonkey 09-01-2019, 04:19 PM
BBC Radio 4 Extra -- Drama
The story of the relationship between Napoleon and Betsy Balcombe, the daughter of his jailer, on St Helena.

1815: Betsy Balcombe was 13 when Napoleon Bonaparte came to live in her garden on St Helena. The two forged an extraordinary relationship. Drawn from contemporary accounts, this drama by Julia Blackburn recreates the meeting of innocence and a great burden of experience. As Betsy is the only one to speak French, she takes the role of intermediary between the Emperor and the islanders.

Ep 1 -- exp 11 Sep @ 11:59 PM BST

Ep 2 -- exp 12 Sep @ 11:59 PM BST

Ep 3 -- exp 13 Sep @ 11:59 PM BST

Ep 4 -- exp 14 Sep @ 11:59 PM BST

Ep 5 -- exp 15 Sep @ 11:59 PM BST

#32  Mike Hobart 09-06-2019, 06:04 AM
One offering a week, a mere sample of the BBC outlet

#33  tubemonkey 03-23-2020, 09:40 PM
BBC Radio 4 -- Drama -- exp 12 Apr

James Bond Series

Ian Fleming’s psycho-political Cold War thriller, written in 1964 and dramatised by Archie Scottney. James Bond’s obit appears in the Times. But suddenly he’s back in London with murder on his mind. Brainwashed by the Russians?

M gives him one more chance - terminate international assassin, Francisco Scaramanga.

Bond infiltrates the killer’s Jamaican HQ. But 007 has a conscience. Can he eliminate the butcher in cold blood? Will his cover be blown?

A stellar cast includes Toby Stephen's return as 007. Cuban/American star Guillermo Diaz excels as psychopath Scaramanga and Janie Dee returns as Moneypenny, with John Standing as M and Moira Quirk as a feisty Mary Goodnight.

Martin Jarvis directs and is the voice of Ian Fleming in a dazzling Caribbean soundscape with specially composed music by A-Mnemonic.

#34  tubemonkey 03-23-2020, 09:59 PM
BBC Radio 4 Extra -- Drama -- exp 07~11 Apr

Hercule Poirot Series

A senior Police Officer is not convinced of the guilt of a young man sentenced to hang for the savage murder of an elderly woman.

So he seeks the help of his old friend and colleague, a certain celebrated but rather bored Belgian detective - Hercule Poirot.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt.

From the novel published in 1952 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell in five parts.

#35  tubemonkey 03-23-2020, 10:16 PM
BBC Radio 4 Extra -- Drama -- exp 24 Mar ~ 04 Apr

Talented young physicist Griffin takes up residence in the village of Iping and the locals are intrigued by his experiments.

An unimaginable outcome awaits....

HG Wells’ gripping 1937 sci-fi novel about a deranged scientist abridged in ten parts by Janet Hitchman.

Read by Stephen Murray.

Producer: Gordon House

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1976.

#36  tubemonkey 03-23-2020, 10:55 PM
BBC Radio 4 Extra -- Drama -- exp unknown

Emma Woodhouse - handsome, clever and rich - is a young woman so blessed by life that she declares she will never marry.

However, she is determined to find the right match for her new friend Harriet Smith.

Jane Austen's sparkling comedy of love and marriage first published in 1815.


Dramatised in two parts by April de Angelis.

Music: Martin Souter and Sarah Stowe

Director: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2000.

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