Drama of the Week

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  • dtw: Pilgrim: Gallowstone Hill 29 Nov 2013 MP3

    By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. In search of the Radiant Boy, Pilgrim comes to a village cursed with a dangerous collective madness. Directed by Marc Beeby. With Paul Hilton as Pilgrim.

    29.11.2013

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  • dtw: Lewis and Tolkien: The Lost Road 22 Nov 2013 MP3

    By Robin Brooks. 22nd November 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of C S Lewis, the academic and broadcaster whose prolific publication of literary criticism, novels, Christian apologia and the Narnia books for children brought him an international reputation in his lifetime.By the time of his death in 1973, J R R Tolkien's 'The Lord of The Rings' and 'The Hobbit', (along with other published stories a...

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  • dtw: The Means to an End 28 Jun 2013 MP3

    by Sarah Cartwright.When Barney's dog is run over he wonders if life is worth living but then fate in the shape of a Spanish veterinary nurse and a parrot called mittens intervenes.

    28.06.2013

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    28.06.2013

  • dtw: Dangerous Visions - Invasion 22 Jun 2013 MP3

    30 years from now, Astronaut Kadian Giametti becomes the first human to walk on Mars. But on his return to Earth he wakes up in a quarantine cell from which he's not allowed to leave. Slowly Kadian learns the truth about what's happened on Earth while he's been away, and what he's brought back with him.A claustrophobic two-hander from science fiction writer Philip Palmer. Part of the Dangerous Visions season.

    21.06.2013

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  • dtw: Dangerous Visions - Billions 21 Jun 13 MP3

    By Ed Harris. Blake Ritson and Raquel Cassidy star in this wicked tale of love and deception. Mark comes home to find a replacement wife provided by her insurance company.

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  • dtw: Behind Closed Doors - Tilting the Odds 14 Jun 2013 MP3

    By Clara Glynn. An equine vet's career is in jeopardy as he faces a disciplinary hearing for serious professional misconduct. Will his barrister Rebecca Nyman, played by Claire Rushbrook, be able to mount a credible defence? Gunnar Cauthery stars as the vet Falco Hermans.

    14.06.2013

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  • dtw: The New Bwana 31 May 2013 MP3

    by Sam SokoKenya, 1964. Gaga and Mutia have worked together, doing the same jobs in the same workshop, for years. They've watched many changes in their country and now that Kenya has gained Independence, the possibility of one of them being the boss - the new Bwana - is suddenly and surprisingly in the air. But what would it mean for their friendship? And how much do they really know each other anyway?Soko Sam's sati...

    31.05.2013

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  • dtw: Edward, Edward 24 May 2013 MP3

    Written by Abigail Docherty. A two-hander about Edward VI and Lady Jane Grey starring brilliant young actors Oscar Kennedy and Izzy Meikel Small, first seen together in the BBC's recent Great Expectations.Aged just nine years old, Edward VI becomes King upon the death of his father, Henry the VIII. Together with his cousin Jane, Edward tries to negotiate the vagaries of life at court and to find a freedom when every ...

    24.05.2013

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  • dtw: Aberystwyth Noir – It Ain't Over Till The Bearded Lady Sings 17 May 2013 MP3

    By Malcolm Pryce. World weary Private Eye, Louie Knight, and his enthusiastic schoolgirl sidekick, Calamity Jane, search Aber's mean streets to find out who killed Mr Big Top.

    17.05.2013

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    17.05.2013

  • dtw: Curated by Mark Ravenhill: The Octoroon 10 May 2013 MP3

    By Dion BoucicaultAdapted by Mark RavenhillAs part of a season of plays curated by playwright Mark Ravenhill, BBC Radio 3 presents new production of Dion Boucicault's 1859 melodrama The Octoroon - a play that sparked debates about the abolition of slavery and the role of theatre in politics. The drama was recorded in front of an audience at Theatre Royal Stratford East, the venue that saw an earlier production of the...

    10.05.2013

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  • dtw: The Interrogation: Marc 3 May 2013 MP3

    By Roy Williams. DS Max Mathews returns from bereavement leave to rejoin DC Sean Armitage doing what they do best. An ex-colleague, Marc, is suspected of domestic violence, but while Sean is maybe too close to the case, Max has an uncanny insight into the crime. Music by David Pickvance.Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

    03.05.2013

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    03.05.2013

  • dtw: The Weighing Room 26 Apr 2013 MP3

    By Justin Hopper. Noel is a jump jockey anxious to get his career back on track after a spell on the sidelines. Just what does it take to survive in the demanding and dangerous world of National Hunt racing? Directed by Toby Swift.

    26.04.2013

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    26.04.2013

  • dtw: The Flea 19 Apr 13 MP3

    By Michael Symmons Roberts. Based on the poetry and life of John Donne.

    19.04.2013

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  • dtw: Quartet: Autumn Leaves 05 Apr 2013 MP3

    Robbie used to be a professional jazz pianist, now he's a much-abused and miserable music teacher. On the edge of despair, and just about to sit down to a microwave meal for one, he hears a strange noise. It's a sheep farmer playing double bass in his bathroom. By Donna Franceschild.

    05.04.2013

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  • dtw: Sullom Voe 29 Mar 2013 MP3

    A drama based on the true story of what would have been the Provisional IRA's greatest coup had it worked - the assassination of the Queen and the destruction of Shetland's new Sullom Voe oil terminal in 1981. Can it really have been foiled by the fog and the Royal Mail? By Nicola McCartney.

    29.03.2013

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  • dtw: Neverwhere: London Below 22 Mar MP3

    By Neil Gaiman. With James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo, Johnny Vegas, Bernard Cribbins. An act of kindness catapults Richard from his ordinary life into a subterranean world. Episode One. Further Episodes available on BBC iPlayer until Friday 29th March.

    22.03.2013

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  • dtw: Take Me to Hafod Owen 15 Mar 2013 MP3

    The second in a short series of dramas that each take us to a different part of the UK.It's many years since Ellis Roberts has been back to Hafod Owen, his childhood home, in the shadow of the mountains of Snowdonia. Now he's returned to confront the reasons his family were driven out of the area nearly 50 years ago, and to reclaim what's rightly his. But as Ellis begins to unpick the past, he discovers that not ever...

    15.03.2013

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  • dtw: Pilgrim Wedlowe Sound 8 Mar 13 MP3

    By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Pilgrim must tackle an old adversary and save the community of Wedlowe Sound when it is threatened by a giant. With Paul Hilton as Pilgrim.

    08.03.2013

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    08.03.2013

  • dtw: Fewer Not Less 1 Mar 13 MP3

    John (Adrian Scarborough) is in Japan to see the last thing on his World Wonders list before he turns 38. But the trip is not going to plan. By Sarah Buckley.

    01.03.2013

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  • dtw: The Real George Orwell: Jura 22 Feb 13 MP3

    4/4 Eric and his sister move to Jura in 1947. He is suffering from tuberculosis but is determined to finish Nineteen Eighty-Four. By Jonathan Holloway. With Joseph Millson and Liza Sadovy.

    22.02.2013

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