8 episodes

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.

Drama of the Week BBC

    • Drama
    • 3.6, 1.2K Ratings

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.

    Bird in the Sky

    Bird in the Sky

    Emma Jane Kirby investigates the extraordinary mystery of 23-year-old Sergeant Paul Meyer, a successful, respected mechanic in the US Air Force who, at the height of the Cold War in 1969, stole a plane from his base in East Anglia and disappeared mid-flight. What made the airman crack so suddenly and why was neither his plane nor his body ever recovered?

    Paul . . . . . Adam Gillen
    Jane . . . . . Julianna Jennings
    Colonel Kingery . . . . . Elliot Cowan
    Sergeant Alexander . . . . . Ewan Bailey
    Sergeant Johnson . . . . . Joseph Ayre
    Sergeant Vince . . . . . Joe Jameson

    Director . . . . . Sasha Yevtushenko

    This was originally aired on Radio 4.

    • 44 min
    Tristram Shandy: In Development by Christopher Douglas

    Tristram Shandy: In Development by Christopher Douglas

    We're in the studios of Awesome Sauce , where an audio drama workshop - and podcast - is being recorded to thrash out a way of telling the bawdy, iconoclastic and impossibly digressive eighteenth century novel Tristram Shandy. It's an opportunity, says award winning producer Philippa Lauriston, to discover an entirely new way of doing radio drama. The creative team also includes the actors who will play the novel's main characters. And there is a rumour that a very famous actor will be joining the throng. Everyone has their own theories about how to approach this game-changing venture. What could possibly go wrong?


    Jason..................................Tim McInnerny
    Philippa..............................Monica Dolan
    Chris....................................Christopher Douglas
    Rosie.................................Mina Anwar
    Clare..................................Emily Pithon
    Johnny/Gary...............................Simon Greenall
    Roberta/Sam.........................Nicola Sanderson
    Director/Producer Gary Brown.


    'Tristram Shandy' is a famous eighteenth century novel by Laurence Sterne. Ostensibly a picaresque about Tristram, its many hilarious digressions and bawdy interludes have made it a classic. It is also a satire on the act of telling a story - and a plea for people to be allowed to tell their stories in their own way.

    This was originally aired on R4

    • 56 min
    Home Front: 24-28 September 1918

    Home Front: 24-28 September 1918

    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.

    • 58 min
    POD PLAY 5: BATHROOM | Drama of the Week Special

    POD PLAY 5: BATHROOM | Drama of the Week Special

    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

    • 5 min
    POD PLAY 4: PARK | Drama of the Week Special

    POD PLAY 4: PARK | Drama of the Week Special

    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.

    Cast

    AGENT D….. Krissi Bohn

    AGENT J….. Toby Hadoke

    Director Sharon Sephton

    Sound Design …. Catherine Robinson

    • 5 min
    POD PLAY 3: PUB | Drama of the Week Special

    POD PLAY 3: PUB | Drama of the Week Special

    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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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Brother Johnno ,

A run in the park

Really enjoyed episode one of this but am a bit confused that the other episodes do not seem to be available to download. Any help appreciated.

jessica.bam ,

Amazing

It was very good but I would like more longer and interesting podcast

Christine Chabert ,

A run in the Park

David Parks writing is beautiful. I experienced many different emotions listening to this play. Intrigue, sadness, possibilities and hope.

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