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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.

    Magnitsky the Musical

    Magnitsky the Musical

    Johnny Flynn and Robert Hudson bring us a musical based on the incredible story of an American venture capitalist, a Russian tax advisor, a crazy heist, the Trump Tower meeting and the very rule of law.

    Blending music and satire, the story explores the truths and fictions surrounding the origins and aftershocks of the Magnitsky Act; global legislation which allows governments to sanction those who they see as offenders of human rights.

    It tells the story of a tax adviser’s struggle to uncover a huge tax fraud, his imprisonment by the very authorities he is investigating, and the American financier’s crusade for justice.

    Johnny Flynn, Paul Chahidi and members of the cast perform songs in an epic story that explores democracy, corruption, and how we undervalue the law at our peril.

    Bill . . . . . Paul Chahidi
    Sergei . . . . . Johnny Flynn
    Jamie . . . . . Fenella Woolgar
    Natalia . . . . . Ellie Kendrick
    Kuznetsov . . . . . Gus Brown
    Guard . . . . . Clive Hayward
    Silchenko . . . . . Ian Conningham
    Jared . . . . . Will Kirk
    Fisherman . . . . . Neil McCaul
    Judge . . . . . Jessica Turner

    Additional singing by Sinead MacInnes, Laura Christy, Scarlett Courtney and Lucy Reynolds.

    The cellist is Joe Zeitlin.

    Sound is by Peter Ringrose.

    Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

    This was originally aired on Radio 3.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    My Dad’s Wardrobe

    My Dad’s Wardrobe

    by Frazer Flintham.

    A comedic adventure about a 12 year old boy's attempts to recover his dad's clothes. But there's much more to Louie's mission than merely getting out of trouble.

    Louie ..... Aaron Gelkoff
    John ..... Luca Evans
    Mum .... Heather Craney
    Sam ..... Ikky Elyas
    Dad ..... Clive Hayward
    Clodd ..... Gerard McDermott
    Dean ..... Will Kirk
    Mary ..... Lucy Reynolds
    Charity shop man ..... Neil McCaul
    Librarian ..... Jessica Turner
    Park-Keeper ..... Adam Courting
    Heather ..... Sinead MacInnes
    Park woman ..... Laura Christy
    T-Shirt girl ..... Scarlett Courtney
    Swimming coach ..... Greg Jones

    Director: David Hunter

    • 44 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

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