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.


Richard II  

When Richard II banishes Bolingbroke he brings about his own downfall.

Death of a Cosmonaut  

Julian Rhind-Tutt stars in a re-imagining of Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s fall to earth.

Tommies 10th April 1917  

A real day at war, exactly 100 years ago, based on eye-witness accounts.

Tommies; 10th April 1917  

A real day at war, exactly 100 years ago, based on eye-witness accounts.

The Hatton Garden Heist  

The extraordinary story of the audacious robbery and the myths that surround it.

King Solomon's Mines, Episode 1  

Tim McInnerny stars in a classic adventure - the quest for the legendary diamond mines.

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.

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