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2020

Les Miserables
as Nicolette

2018 adaptation of Victor Hugo classic novel - Jean Valjean tries to hide from Inspector Javert as the unrest builds up in post-Napoleonic France.

cast: Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Adeel Akhtar, Olivia Colman

2019

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
as Lucetta

Radio adaptation of William Shakespeare play.

cast: Nikesh Patel, Blake Ritson, Lyndsey Marshal

2019

Making Plans with Nigel
as Doctor Miller / Miriam

Stuart Houghton’s semi-autobiographical story about having breast cancer, set in the period leading up to the 2016 EU referendum.

cast: Mark Benton, Sally Lindsay, Lewis Macleod

A Sweet Talk, BBC Radio 4

2019

The Two Noble Kinsmen
as Hippolyta

William Shakespeare play. On the day planned for his wedding to Hippolyta, Duke Theseus of Athens is petitioned by three queens to go to war against King Creon of Thebes.

cast: Lyndsey Marshal, Kate Phillips, Blake Ritson, Nikesh Patel, Ray Fearon, Hugh Ross, Daniel Ryan

2019

Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic
as reader

Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic: Berlioz and the stage. BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long musical celebration.

cast: Simon Paisley Day

BBC Radio 3

2019

Words and Music: In My End Is My Beginning
as reader

Words and Music: In My End Is My Beginning. Selection of texts inspired by trees. Authors include Edmund Spenser, John Clare, Amy Levy and Roger Deakin, with music from Grieg to Sibelius, Art Tatum to Radiohead.

cast: Julian Rhind-Tutt

BBC Radio 3

2018

The Cherry Orchard
as Ranyevskya

Adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play. Ranyevskya returns to the family estate after 5 years spent in Paris to face seemingly insurmountable debts. Local businessman Lopakhin offers her a way out, but there'll be a price to pay.

cast: Neil Dudgeon, Lucy Doyle, Dominic Coleman

BBC Radio 3

2018

Words and Music: Catalogue of Trees
as reader

Words and Music: Catalogue of Trees. Mark Tully takes the famous line from T S Eliot's poem East Coker as a starting point for an Easter programme about resurrection, time, change and moving on.

cast: Paterson Joseph, Frank Stirling

BBC Radio 3

2018

Life in Miniature
as reader

Episode: Romance. Short stories chosen in BBC National Short Story Award 2018.

cast: Niamh Cusack, Phyllis Logan, Siobhan Redmond

BBC Radio 4

2018

The Beneficial Owner
as Xenia

Deeply in debt and struggling to pay his children's crippling school fees, Tony da Silva finds the offer to front an anonymously owned shell company simply too tempting to resist.

cast: John McAndrew, Jane Slavin, Melody Grove, Lloyd Hutchinson, Matt Rippy, Andy Verity

BBC Radio 4

2018

Wuthering Heights
as Nelly

Emily Bronte's tempestuous tale of passions, betrayal and retribution on the wild moors.

cast: Ben Batt, Chloe Pirrie, Clive Hayward, Luke Bailey, Philip Bretherton

2018

Turbulence
as narrator

Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories. Episode: Doha to Budapest. A mother learns some uncomfortable truths about herself, when she meets her daughter in Budapest.

BBC Radio 4

2017

Compromised Immunity
as Marie

A male nurse on a terminal ward develops a close relationship with an AIDS patient.

cast: Michael Cashman, Phil Daniels, Ann Windsor, Richard Sandells

BBC Radio 4

2017

A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics
as Lady Macbeth

Episode: The Prophecy. Comedy troupe Peepolykus assume the roles of minor characters in great works of fiction and derail the plot through their hapless buffoonery.

cast: Javier Marzan, John Dougall, John Nicholson, Finlay Robertson, Chetna Pandya

BBC Radio 4

2017

Words and Music: Things Fall Apart
as reader

Words and Music: Things Fall Apart. Readings on decay and decadence from John Donne to Derek Walcott. Music from Schreker to Elgar, Basinski to Bowie.

cast: Robert Glenister

BBC Radio 3

2016

The Invention of Angela Carter

Edmund Gordon's illuminating biography about one of English literature's most inventive writers.

BBC Radio 4

2016

15 Minute Drama: The Surgeon
as Betty Sandy

Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist, episode The Surgeon. Robert Sandy and his wife are faced with a dilemma - where should they conceal the priceless diamond Robert has been given by the King of Agrabah as reward for saving the life of his eldest son?

cast: Charles Dance, Simon Williams, Sope Dirisu, Chris Stanton

BBC Radio 4

2015

The Henry Experiment
as Anna

A mother fears that a child parenting expert is endangering his own seven-year-old son Henry by testing out his theories of early independence on him.

cast: Matthew Marsh, Elaine Claxton, Ian Conningham, Paul Heath

BBC Radio 4

2015

Macbeth
as Lady Macbeth

Macbeth British actress Emma Fielding

Play by William Shakespeare: Scottish general Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become the King of Scotland.

cast: Neil Dudgeon, Alex Waldmann, Shaun Dooley, Sam Valentine, Jane Slavin, David Hounslow

BBC Radio 4

Macbeth British actress Emma Fielding

2015

Sweet Home

Helen, a single mother, is struggling to bring up her two children, Jessica and Paul, following a painful divorce.

BBC Radio 4

2015

Words and Music: Fins, Scales and Hooks
as reader

Words and Music: Fins, Scales and Hooks. Venture into a watery world for a poetic and musical exploration of fish and fishing.

cast: Michael Simkins

BBC Radio 3

2014

A Small Town Murder
as Emma

Family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell is assigned to look after Emma, a psychic whose 15-year-old daughter is missing.

cast: Meera Syal, Matthew Marsh, Lotte Rice, John Hollingworth, Nigel Cooke

BBC Radio 4

2014

Friedrichstrasse, Berlin
as Karin

Friedrichstrasse, Berlin British actress Emma Fielding

When artist Karin gives an interview about her new exhibition she reveals the long-hidden true story behind an iconic photo of herself and a 70s rock star.

cast: Francesca Annis, Wilf Scolding, Elaine Claxton

BBC Radio 4

Friedrichstrasse, Berlin British actress Emma Fielding

2014

Hope - On Cigarette Papers
as Lottie

An envelope marked 'Don't throw away'. Intrigued, poet Pam Zinnemann-Hope begins researching her parents' love story.

cast: Pam Zinnemann-Hope, Greg Wise, Eleanor Bron, Sean Baker

BBC Radio 4

2014

Words and Music: Outbreak
as reader

Words and Music: Outbreak. Texts and music from around Europe at the start of World War I. Includes Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, Berg and Debussy.

cast: Harry Hadden-Paton

BBC Radio 3

2014

Out of Africa

1913, Karen, a spirited and independent woman, travels to Kenya to start a farm with her new husband.

BBC Radio 4

2014

Unexploded

A tale of love, art and prejudice set in wartime Brighton.

BBC Radio 4

2014

Mrs Dalloway's Party

Episode: Together and Apart. Short story sequence written by Virginia Woolf at around the same time as Mrs Dalloway.

BBC Radio 4

2014

The True Primitive
as reader

Elizabeth Taylor's short story. As summer approaches, Lily finds it increasingly difficult to compete for her lover's attention. Her rival? His father, who, obsessed with his own lack of cultural upbringing, is determined his sons will not suffer the same fate.

BBC Proms 2014, BBC Radio 3

2013

Jane and Prudence
as Jane

It's the 1950s, Jane intends to do a better job as a vicar's wife when her husband moves to a new parish.

BBC Radio 4

2013

Feminine Mystiques

Marina Warner explores feminine mystique through a housewife in the 1950s who weaves hope and freedom into her longing for a mink coat.

BBC Radio 4

2013

Irongate

Irongate British actress Emma Fielding

Play about love and loss. A woman walks once a year along the Thames, from Kew to Tower Bridge. Why?

cast: James Fleet

BBC Radio 4, Nick Warburton

Irongate British actress Emma Fielding

2013

The Real Jane Austen

To mark this month's bicentenary of the first publication of Pride and Prejudice, this new biography examines the forces that shaped the interior life of Jane Austen.

BBC Radio 4

2013

Words and Music: Temptation
as reader

Words and Music: Temptation. poetry and prose on the theme of Temptation including Marlowe, Christina Rossetti, Yeats, Tony Harrison and Margaret Atwood.

cast: Tom Goodman-Hill

BBC Radio 4

2013

Something Understood: Seeking Eurydice
as reader

Something Understood: Seeking Eurydice. Jo Fidgen goes in search of an afterlife that an atheist can believe in.

cast: Jonathan Keeble

BBC Radio 4

2013

Something Understood: Into the Dark
as reader

Something Understood: Into the Dark. Poet John Agard considers the way darkness is represented in fairy tales, mythology and religions.

cast: Adjoa Andoh

BBC Radio 4

2012

Words and Music: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
as reader

Words and Music: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Poems and prose about the celebration of men, the great and the not so noble - from the Greek and Trojan kings, to the tyrants of the twentieth century via Einstein and the paeans sung by artists to their mentors and heroes.

cast: Tom Goodman-Hill

BBC Radio 3

2012

She Wiped the Surface

Louisa Young, describes how a mother happily arranges her daughter's birthday party, but this masks a family bereavement. How to cope?

BBC Radio 4

2012

Mrs Robinson's Disgrace

Kate Summerscale's book follows a sensational trial in Victorian England.

BBC Radio 4

2012

Something Understood: Saying Sorry
as reader

Something Understood: Saying Sorry. Mark Tully asks why we find it so difficult to apologise and considers some of the benefits of doing so. But what of the false, or half-hearted apology? Should saying sorry always lead to forgiveness?

cast: Peter Guinness, Frank Stirling

BBC Radio 4

2012

Something Understood: Modern Architecture
as reader

Something Understood: Modern Architecture. Mark Tully improvises on the theme of spirituality in one of his favourite forms of music.

cast: Frank Stirling, Peter Guinness

BBC Radio 4

2012

Something Understood: Modern Architecture
as reader

Something Understood: Modern Architecture. Mark Tully ponders why the beauty he sees in the traditional architecture of his home city, New Delhi, is not apparent in the spate of modern buildings now being built.

cast: Peter Guinness

BBC Radio 4

2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream
as Hippolyta

William Shakespeare play, adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest.

cast: Lesley Sharp, Toby Stephens, Robert Pugh, Roger Allam, Freddie Fox, , Nicholas Farrell

BBC Radio 4

2011

Israbel
as Israbel

Tale of a dangerous obsession for a vampire and a painter.

BBC Radio 4

2011

Playing with Fire
as Alex Russell

David Edgar's play is set against the background of a riot in the fictional northern town of Wyverdale, in the early part of the 21st century.

cast: David Troughton, Geoffrey Whitehead, Paul Bhattacharjee, Pal Aron, Fiona Clarke, Peter Meakin, Sam Dale

BBC Radio 4

2011

Midsummer Night in the Workhouse

Short stories by Diana Athill

BBC Radio 4

2011

At the Foot of the Cross
as reader

Aled Jones reflects on Good Friday and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ with powerful music and readings reflecting on the Passion.

cast: Hugh Bonneville

BBC Radio 2

2011

Vesuvius: The Most Famous Volcano in the World

Dormant since 1944, but still a potential threat to those who live at its foot, Vesuvius is the only active volcano on the European mainland.

BBC Radio 4

2011

King James Bible

Simon Schama introduces readings to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

cast: Hugh Bonneville

BBC Radio 4

2011

Belle Amie
as Clothilde de Marelle

Has age tamed ruthless 19th-century charmer Georges Duroy? Original sequel to Maupassant's Bel Ami.

cast: .Jonathan Slinger, Rhiannon Oliver, Sarah Ovens, Nicky Rainsford

BBC Radio 4

2011

Something Understood: Yearning to be Heroes
as reader

Mark Tully asks if we all have it within ourselves to be heroes, and how the heroic can be awakened within us.

cast: David Holt

BBC World Service

2011

Something Understood: Everything Has Its Place
as reader

The pursuit of coherence in our lives is often mirrored in the orderly way in which we manage the clutter of our physical environment.

cast: Jonathan Keeble

BBC Radio 4

2011

Dimanche

Irene Nemirowsky's short story set in 1930s Paris, in which a mother and daughter confront the vagaries of love, and womanhood.

BBC Radio 4

2010

Something Understood: The Disguise
as reader

Something Understood: The Disguise. With reference to artists, writers, poets and the voices of different generations, Sarah Cuddon examines the way a pseudonym helps us to embellish, conceal and reveal who we are.

cast: Jonathan Keeble

BBC Radio 4

2010

Something Understood: On Walking
as reader

Something Understood: On Walking. The writer Melissa Viney reflects on one of her favourite pastimes - walking. What many of us take for granted as a rather mundane activity provides others with spiritual comfort.

cast: Jonathan Keeble

BBC Radio 4

2010

Black Narcissus

Five nuns confront nature—physical and human—in a remote Himalayan convent.

cast: Lyndsey Marshal, Ben Crowe

BBC Radio 7

2010

Visitors
as Stella

Set on a misty Thames embankment over the course of several evenings, the play recounts the meetings of two hospital "visitors", Shacklock and the much younger Stella.

cast: Roy Hudd

BBC Radio 4

2010

Something Understood: The Poetry of Healing
as reader

Something Understood: The Poetry of Healing. The poet Kenneth Steven considers why people seek out poetry at a time of crisis.

cast: Jonathan Keeble

BBC Radio 4

2010

The Still Point

Amy Sackville's debut novel about true courage and enduring love, in which the lives of two couples, living a hundred years apart, collide unexpectedly.

BBC Radio 4

2010

An Ideal Husband
as Lady Chiltern

The unprincipled Mrs Cheveley threatens to reveal Sir Robert Chiltern's secret past unless he agrees to give his support in Parliament to a questionable Argentinian venture.

cast: Geoffrey Palmer, Jasper Britton, Alex Jennings, Sara Kestelman

BBC Radio 3

2009

A Hit to the Heart
as Sara

Story by Rachel Joyce: the man, who lives a seemingly perfect life has his illussions blown away when his daughter is linked to an act of terrorism.

cast: Nicholas Farrell, Niamh Cusack, Geoffrey Whitehead, Timothy Bentinck, Angela Terence, Jon Strickland

BBC Radio 4

2009

Hyde Park-on-Hudson
as Daisy

A play by Richard Nelson, blending history and conjecture, and focusing on George VI's visit to the United States in 1939.

cast: Barbara Jefford, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nancy Crane, Julia Swift, Sylvia Syms

BBC Radio 3

2009

Elizabeth's Women

Tracy Borman's biography of Elizabeth I, which explores the relationships she had with the women in her life.

BBC Radio 4

2009

Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders
as Daisy

Rumpole defends young man accused of killing two World War 2 heroes.

cast: Timothy West, Benedict Cumberbatch, Geoffrey Whitehead, Andy de la Tour, Ewan Bailey, Jasmine Hyde

BBC Radio 4

2009

Bel Ami
as Marelle

Dramatisation of Guy de Maupassant's story of political corruption in the newspaper world of 19th-century France.

cast: Jonathan Slinger, Mali Harries, Kieran Self

BBC Radio 4

2009

Something Understood: Yearning to be Heroes
as reader

Mark Tully asks if we all have it within ourselves to be heroes, and how the heroic can be awakened within us.

cast: David Holt

BBC World Service

2009

Something Understood: This is my Body
as reader

Mark Tully explores the meaning of these words – physical, emotional, legal and spiritual.

cast: David Holt

BBC World Service

2009

Words and Music: The Year
as reader

Words and Music: The Year. A selection of poetry on the changing seasons including Ted Hughes's Season Songs.

cast: Andrew Lincoln

BBC Radio 3

2008

From Abstraction
as Infinity

Paul is young, rich and in love. So why does he lock himself in the library and refuse to open the door to anyone? But he cannot lock everyone out, and his strange and disconcerting nocturnal visitors help him to make the most important decision of his life.

cast: Daniel Evans, Andrew Mayer, Francesca Dymond, Steven McNicol, Roger Allam, Sam Parks

BBC Radio 4

2008

Mrs Mabb

Handsome Captain Fox has been spirited away by the amazing Mrs Mabb, and audacious heroine Venetia wants him back. But she has Mrs Mabb's malign magic to contend with.

cast: Jasmine Hyde, Lucy Akhurst, Bertie Carvel, Philip Fox

BBC Radio 4

2008

The Nation's Favourite Poems
as reader

2008

Foundling

A man famous for finding lost people arrives in a small town. Why will he not help a young woman find her lost child?

cast: Peter Marinker, Ben Crowe

BBC Radio 4

2008

The Mayor of Casterbridge
as Lucetta

Michael Henchard, a 21-year-old hay-trusser, after argument sells his wife and daughter to a passing sailor. Once sober he is remorseful, but it is too late to find his family.

cast: John Lynch, Ruth Wilson, Paul Higgins, Maggie Steed

BBC Radio 4

2008

Frozen in Time
as Astrid

Part of Journey into Space series. The crew of Ares awakens from suspended animation and is forced to seek rescue on surface of Mars.

cast: David Jacobs, Michael Beckley, Alan Marriott, Chris Moran

2008

Taken in Shadows

A painted portrait, depicting the charismatic beauty of John Donne, inspires this short story by a mistress of the form.

BBC Radio 4

2008

Words and Music: Happiness
as reader

Words and Music: Happiness. Actor Simon Russell Beale curates a sequence of words and music on the theme of happiness.

cast: John Rogan

BBC Radio 3

2008

The Outcast

In 1957 a 19-year-old boy is released from jail. Sadie Jones's novel about transgression and redemption.

BBC Radio 4

2008

The Golden Notebook
as Ella

The Nobel prize winner's ground-breaking novel about motherhood, breakdown, marriage and communism

cast: Susannah Harker, Fenella Woolgar, Sean Gallagher, Ellie Sagar

BBC Radio 4

2007

Something Understood: The Dance of Life
as reader

Something Understood: The Dance of Life. Actor Felicity Finch reflects on childhood ballet lessons, adult salsa classes and observations of dance-like movements in everyday life through the writings of Isadora Duncan and Rudolph Laban, Gunther Grass' autobiography and Gabrielle Roth's Sweat Your Prayers.

cast: Jonathan Keeble

BBC Radio 4

2007

Elgar's Rondo
as Windflower

Composer Edward Elgar struggles to overcome doubts and fears following the premiere of his second symphony.

cast: David Horovitch, Sarah Badel, Robert Glenister, Ian Masters, Clare Corbett, Harry Myers, Robert Lister

BBC Radio 3

2007

The Man Who Built Tunnels
as Adelaide

The 79-year-old Duke of Portland receives a visitation from a once famous opera singer.

cast: Alec McCowen, Anthony Glennon, Stephen Critchlow, Kim Wall, Ella Smith

BBC Radio 4

2005

The Return of the Native
as Eustacia Vye

Thomas Hardy's tale of the hopes and disappointments of the folk of Egdon Heath.

cast: David Calder, Adam Godley, Timothy Watson, Ben Crowe

BBC Radio 4

2004

The Casino

Five short stories by Margaret Bonham.

BBC Radio 4

2004

Vanity Fair
as Becky

Vanity Fair British actress Emma Fielding

Orphan Becky Sharp and wealthy Amelia Sedley are best friends at Miss Pinkerton's Academy for Young Ladies.

cast: Stephen Fry, Katy Cavanagh, Toby Jones, Geoffrey Whitehead, Jon Glover

2004

Mustard Seed
as Katherine

A traveller passing through a remote village finds himself at the centre of a desperate request. A deserted mother implores him to cure her only son.

cast: Jim Norton, Stephen Hogan

BBC Radio 4

2003

All's Well That Ends Well
as Helena

Shakespeare's play, which opens in France at the estate of the Countess of Rousillon, tells of the extraordinary lengths a young woman will go to to win the hand of the young man she loves.

cast: Sian Phillips, Miriam Margolyes, Carl Prekopp, George Baker, Richard Griffiths

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2003

The Long Weekend
as Gemma

When former school chums Sophie and Gemma re-unite after 20 years at Sophie's country estate, the idyllic-sounding long weekend takes a turn for the unexpected.

cast: Jane Slavin, Stephen Tompkinson, Clive Merrison, Clare Corbett

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2003

His Dark Materials
as Mrs Coulter

Dramatic events spark 12 year old Will's escape into the parallel world of Cittagazze where he meets 11 year old Lyra. Together they acquire the most powerful weapon in all the Universes - The Subtle Knife.

cast: Lulu Popplewell, Ray Fearon, Daniel Anthony, John Carlisle, Brid Brennan

BBC Radio 4

2002

Anton in Eastbourne
as Miss Mansfield

Mr Anton arrives for a sojourn. He expects to meet a young lady with a little dog. He knows her stories well. But he doesn't yet seem to know his own.

cast: Paul Scofield, Stephen Thorne

BBC Radio 4

2000

Kissing Shadows
as Holly

Following a painful separation from her husband, Holly and her sister Frankie, rent a country cottage where she can recuperate. They soon discover the house has a story of its own...

cast: Ewan Cooper, Matilda Ziegler

BBC Radio 4

2000

The Dinosaur Hunters

Naturalist Gideon Mantell and anatomist Richard Owen's feud over the uncovering of the prehistoric world.

BBC Radio 4

1999

Tulip Fever

An artist falls for his married subject during 17th century Holland's tulipomania.

cast: William Gaminara

BBC Radio 4

1998

Les Liaisons Dangereuses
as Madame de Tourvel

August 1785: The jilted Marquise de Merteuil begins a game of seduction - and revenge...

cast: Ciaran Hinds, Lindsay Duncan, Adam Godley, Joanna David

BBC World Service

1997

Hamlet
as Ophelia

Play by William Shakespeare: Prince Hamlet of Denmark plots a revenge against his uncle, Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father in order to seize his throne and marry Hamlet's mother.

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1995

Wuthering Heights
as Cathy

Adaptation of the classic Emily Bronte novel: 1801, Mr Lockwood visits brooding Heathcliff's unwelcoming house on the Yorkshire moors.

cast: John Duttine, Amanda Root, Sharon Duce

BBC Radio 4

1992

Hercule Poirot: Sad Cypress
as Elinor Carlisle

Elinor Carlisle is suspected of poisoning her wealhthy aunt, Laura Welman, from whom Elinor and her fiance Roddy were expecting to inherit a sizeable fortune.

cast: David McAlister, Charles Simpson, Joanna Myers, Susannah Corbett

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1991

The Heart of Hark'un
as Alviza

Fantasy adventures of a student wizard.

cast: Francis Thomson, Trevor Peacock, Elizabeth Whiting, Crawford Logan

BBC Radio 5


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