25 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 Radio 4

    • Fiction
    • 4.2 • 386 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.

    The Making of a Monster

    The Making of a Monster

    Connor is a bright, mixed race Newport teenager, but his life is in danger of spiralling out of control, fuelled by his confusion and despair over who he is and why his father is largely absent from his life. Autobiographical drama about second chances, written and performed by Welsh Children's Laureate, Connor Allen.

    CAST

    Adult Connor.....Connor Allen

    Little Man.....Jace Henry

    Teenage Connor.....Jailen O'Daim

    Mum.....Siwan Morris

    Jonny/ Operator.....Gabin Kongola

    Dad.....Kev McCurdy

    Form Teacher/ Trolley Lady.....Claire Cage

    Police Officer/ Judge.....Dick Bradnum

    Production co-ordinator......Eleri McAuliffe

    Sound design.....Nigel Lewis

    Directed by Emma Harding for BBC Audio in Wales

    • 44 min
    Life Rights

    Life Rights

    by Nicholas Meiklejohn

    A play about the reunion between two estranged friends - now in their early forties. One’s been stuck in the small Scottish town where they grew up, having grudgingly taken over his family’s moribund business, while the other found modest and fleeting success as an indie filmmaker.
    When the filmmaker shows up with an unusual request it sparks contradictory memories of the past.

    A play about the fragility of memory, ambition, familial expectations, and the frustrations of looming middle age.

    Jack ..... Robert Jack
    Danny ..... Sandy Grierson

    Director Gaynor Macfarlane

    • 44 min
    Part 10 - Broken Colours

    Part 10 - Broken Colours

    Dan's life is in danger. To what lengths will Jess go to save him?

    Jess now knows the truth about Ronnie Vaz's relationship to Dan. But she's sucked even deeper into the violent world of his drug gang. Holli Dempsey and Josef Altin star in a new thriller of conflicting perception from Matthew Broughton (the creator of Tracks).

    Jess.....Holli Dempsey
    Dan.....Josef Altin
    Melissa......Alexandria Riley
    Petal.....Rina Mahoney
    Mother.....Christine Kavanagh
    Ronnie.....Alun Raglan
    Gallery Director....Jasmine Hyde
    Magnar.....Neil McCaul

    Sound design by Catherine Robinson and Nigel Lewis
    A BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC Radio 4, directed by John Norton and Emma Harding

    • 25 min
    Part 9 - Broken Colours

    Part 9 - Broken Colours

    Jess now knows the truth about Ronnie Vaz's relationship to Dan. But she's sucked even deeper into the violent world of his drug gang. Holli Dempsey and Josef Altin star in a new thriller of conflicting perception from Matthew Broughton (the creator of Tracks).

    Jess.....Holli Dempsey
    Dan.....Josef Altin
    Melissa......Alexandria Riley
    Petal.....Rina Mahoney
    Mother.....Christine Kavanagh
    Ronnie.....Alun Raglan
    Gallery Director....Jasmine Hyde
    Magner.....Neil McCaul

    Sound design by Catherine Robinson and Nigel Lewis
    A BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC Radio 4, directed by John Norton and Emma Harding

    • 21 min
    Part 8 - Broken Colours

    Part 8 - Broken Colours

    Jess has returned to Dan, despite her misgivings. In revenge for his secretive behaviour, she snorts a line of DMT. And experiences a terrifying trip. Holli Dempsey and Josef Altin star in a new thriller of conflicting perception from Matthew Broughton (the creator of Tracks).

    Jess.....Holli Dempsey
    Dan.....Josef Altin
    Henry.....Brendan Charleson
    Janey.....Jasmine Hyde
    Ronnie.....Alun Raglan
    Petal.....Rina Mahoney

    Sound design by Catherine Robinson and Nigel Lewis
    A BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC Radio 4, directed by John Norton and Emma Harding

    • 21 min
    Part 7 - Broken Colours

    Part 7 - Broken Colours

    Jess has left Dan, the dockside studio and the grimy, violent world of Ronnie Vaz behind. But something is pulling her back. Holli Dempsey and Josef Altin star in a new thriller of conflicting perception from Matthew Broughton (the creator of Tracks).

    Jess.....Holli Dempsey
    Dan.....Josef Altin
    Henry.....Brendan Charleson
    Janey.....Jasmine Hyde
    Ronnie.....Alun Raglan
    Petal.....Rina Mahoney
    News Reader.....Chris Jack

    Sound design by Catherine Robinson and Nigel Lewis
    A BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC Radio 4, directed by John Norton and Emma Harding

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
386 Ratings

386 Ratings

minigoofy2011 ,

Superb !

The tragic story of the Penlee lifeboat was told with profound dignity and compassion towards the victims of this tragic incident . The memories of the family members of the victims were very moving! The story make me smile,cry and hope that memories of the victims will never faith away ! Calm is the Sea music performance by Mousehole Male Voice Choir was very truly touching ! Thank you,Callum Mitchell and kudos to BBC Drama of The Week Team! Great podcast!

Ukmichael ,

Murmuration

Superb Storyline
After a hectic few minutes as the introduction to the story unfolds you soon become entwined as the story unfolds
Excellent acting and very well written
Thank you.

Robin Ali ,

Appreciation

I can not put my excitement and longing for the episodes of this podcast into words.l appreciate the efforts BBC Drama staff puts in to keep this fantastic podcast going.

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