Drama of the Week

Drama of the Week

United Kingdom

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.


Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Episode 1  

Three intrepid explorers venture into an Icelandic volcano. It's a dangerous trip but discoveries await. The first of the extraordinary tales from the golden age of adventure.

Agnes Grey  

The story of Agnes, a young woman determined to take care of her family. But what can a young girl with no money, no connections and no prospects do? Directed by Tracey Neale

The War of the Worlds - Episode 1  

Mars on Radio 4: Following sightings of strange explosions on the surface of Mars, Martian ships begin to arrive on Earth. And a merciless invasion begins.


A promising young footballer begins to question his future in Nathaniel Price's drama

What Will Survive  

When Kate and Ash both lose their mothers in quick succession they find their grief – & approaches to handling it - puts a strain on their relationship which they little expected.

Romance is Dead  

A charmingly quirky comedy drama about a young woman who sees dead people. By Ben Lewis.

Jenny Lomas  

David Eldridge's conspiracy thriller examines the corrosive nature of paranoia.

The Ethical Hacking Bureau  

High-energy drama about trying to make the world a little better. By David Leddy. Starring Patricia Hodge.

Comment Is Free  

Everybody hates Alistair Cooper and they're not afraid of saying it. Starring Rachael Stirling (Detectorists, Capital) and Tobias Menzies (Games of Thrones, Outlander) alongside a cast of hundreds, Hilary Cooper watches her husband's story get chewed up and spat out by an unscrupulous media and a divided public. The whole nation competes to be the quickest to comment in this thrilling portrayal of the sound and fury of modern British politics. Written by James Fritz. Produced and directed by Becky Ripley.

The Comets  

Shortly after the death of her mother eleven year old Kirstie goes missing. But what does a story about an old and mysterious pair of wings have to do with her disappearance?


Helen Baxendale stars in Ibsen's most complex play about a society in turmoil.

On Kosovo Field  

Fin Kennedy's drama inspired by PJ Harvey's notebooks and poetry from her Kosovan travels

Curious Under the Stars  

We return to Glan Don, where Gareth and Diane are struggling to run the Druid’s Rest Inn.

The Nativity  

When it comes to reimagining the greatest story ever told, who better to retell it than children? "Written" by five and six year old children, devised with Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Fairytale of New Malden  

Festive comedy drama starring Geoffrey Palmer. By Katherine Jakeways.

The Tidebreak  

Morecambe Bay, the scene for three linked tales across a century. By David Constantine

Forty Weeks  

Romantic comedy about the fallout from a one night stand. By Katherine Jakeways.

Gudrun's Saga  

Gudrun, a young woman in 11th century Iceland, must forge her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. Modern re-telling of classic Icelanders' saga.

Stone: Disclosure  

In Disclosure written by Richard Monks DCI John Stone and his team are called to a school following a suspected arson attack that has lead to the death of the caretaker of the school. As their investigation deepens they uncover threats, blackmail and dark secrets. First episode of the sixth series of Stone created by Danny Brocklehurst.

Drama of the Week : D for Dexter  

Skye and Dexter are back in this heart-breaking, heart-warming and award-winning serial

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