BBC Learning English Drama

BBC Learning English Drama


Dramas for English language learners from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is between 6 and 10 minutes long.


The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 4  

Algernon decides to pay Cecily a visit, pretending to Ernest.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 3  

Jack has proposed to his darling Gwendolen, and she has accepted.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 2  

Algernon and Jack reveal they both lead double lives. But can Jack win the heart of the woman he really loves?

The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 1  

Journey back with us into Victorian England in this classic play by Oscar Wilde. In the first episode we meet our young heroes as they search for love

Jamaica Inn: Part 10  

The Vicar of Altarnum knows the awful truth about who killed Mary's uncle and aunt. She has a dangerous journey ahead now, but help comes from an unexpected place

Jamaica Inn: Part 9  

Mary goes to talk to the vicar but he has something important to tell her

Jamaica Inn: Part 8  

A shocking discovery

Jamaica Inn: Part 7  

Mary discovers what Joss and his gang of bad men really get up to

Jamaica Inn: Part 6  

Mary goes to the horse market with Jem, but things don't go to plan...

Jamaica Inn: Part 5  

Mary gets lost on the moor, but she meets a man who offers to help her. Who is he - and can he be trusted?

Jamaica Inn: Part 4  

Mary finds herself attracted to a visitor to Jamaica Inn. But who is he - and can he be trusted? Meanwhile, another visitor discovers some suspicious objects in an upstairs room

Jamaica Inn: Part 3  

Mary sees something strange going on outside her window. What's going on and why is someone talking about murder?

Jamaica Inn: Part 2  

Mary arrives at Jamaica Inn and meets her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss. Immediately she discovers what a mean and scary man her uncle is

Jamaica Inn: Part 1  

When Mary's mother dies, she goes to live with her aunt and uncle who run the Jamaica Inn. On her journey there she is warned to keep away. But why?

The Race: Episode 10  

Do Phil and his crew make it back to London in time? Or will he fail in his challenge?

Multiple careers  

Are the days of a job for life over?

The Race: Episode 9  

Plain sailing: Captain Phil takes charge - but does he know the ropes?

The Race: Episode 8  

Heave-ho: How do lobsters leave Phil sailing the yacht on his own?

The Race: Episode 7  

Shipwrecked: Will the crew be stuck on a desert island forever?

The Race: Episode 6  

Find our yacht! Could this be the end for the round-the-world adventure?

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