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BBC Dramatisations - Saturday Play

  • The History of Titus Groan
    by Mervyn Peake
    4.20 (21 ratings)
    The life and times of Titus Groan, 77th Earl of Gormenghast - a vast stronghold of crumbling masonry steeped in immemorial ritual and inhabited by an extraordinary cavalcade of characters including the kitchen boy, Steerpike, who ruthlessly rises to the upper echelons of dynastic power through mischief and murder.
  • Robin Hood: Parent Hood (Episode 4)
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by Richard Armitage
    4.30 (23 ratings)
    The Sheriff and his men capture Roy, and the outlaws find a baby abandoned in Sherwood Forest. Roy is given a choice: kill Robin Hood or let his own mother hang. Meanwhile, Marian angers the Sheriff with her disobedience. Will Roy betray Robin? How will the Sheriff punish Marian? And who does the baby belong to?
  • Robin Hood: Sheriff Got Your Tongue? (Episode 2)
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by Richard Armitage
    4.50 (24 ratings)
    The Sheriff of Nottingham is determined to punish Robin for his defiance of authority. He holds the villagers of Locksley hostage, threatening to cut out a villager's tongue every hour until Robin is found. Robin has no choice but to give himself up to protect them. But with his gang of outlaws on his side, all is not lost.
  • Robin Hood: Who Shot the Sheriff? (Episode 3)
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by Richard Armitage
    4.30 (27 ratings)
    When a mysterious sniper begins to murder the innocent people of Nottingham, the Sheriff is quick to blame Robin Hood. To stop the killings, Robin must work with the Sheriff to discover the true identity of the murderer. Is it really the elusive Nightwatchman? And can the Sheriff really be trusted?
  • Robin Hood: Will You Tolerate This? (Episode 1)
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by Richard Armitage
    4.60 (36 ratings)
    Robin of Locksley returns from the Crusades to find his people starving and oppressed by the new Sheriff of Nottingham. Under this tyrannical regime, the slightest crime attracts the heaviest punishment, and dissent is impossible. Robin soon discovers that the only way to reason with the Sheriff is with bow and arrow ¿ even if it means sacrificing his lands and becoming an outlaw.
  • Nebulous
    by Graham Duff
    Narrated by Mark Gatiss, David Warner
    4.30 (179 ratings)
    The year is 2099 and Professor Nebulous (Mark Gatiss, League of Gentlemen) is the director of eco-troubleshooting organisation K.E.N.T. - the Key Environmental Nonjudgemental Taskforce. But it's so under-funded it subsidises its work by running a launderette. And the twintub's malfunctioned. In a post-apocalyptic England, cattle-clasm has wiped out the majority of the livestock, there are new months such as Octember and Janril, and climate change has formed a drizzly new season called Hamble.
  • R.U.R. (Dramatisation)
    by Karel Capek
    Narrated by Simon Ward, Tessa Peake-Jones
    4.30 (11 ratings)
    The BBC Radio drama production of Karel Capek's play, set in a future when all the work in our society is carried out by robots manufactured by Rossum's Universal Robots. Feeling sorry for the emotionless robots, the headstrong Helena persuades the company to factor emotion into them. The robots' new-found consciousness leads them to revolt against their masters, and the resulting catastrophe makes for a highly suspenseful and thought-provoking drama. Simon Ward and Tessa Peake-Jones star.
  • Neverwhere [Adaptation]
    by Neil Gaiman
    Narrated by Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Head
    4.60 (1158 ratings)
    A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....
  • Market: An Imam and a Rabbi
    by Shakeel Ahmed
    Narrated by full cast
    4.60 (5 ratings)
    One of six modern morality plays, with a whiff of the fantastical, about people who work in and around the stalls of the Victorian City Market. Imam Jawad and Rabbi Greenberg can't stand the sight of each other. But then something strange and spooky occurs. Something that needs cross-cultural co-operation. Can they do it? A wickedly funny supernatural comedy by Shakeel Ahmed.
  • The Slide (Dramatised)
    by Victor Pemberton
    Narrated by Maurice Denham, Roger Delgado, David Spenser
    3.50 (15 ratings)
    During an abnormal heatwave in March, the air becomes thick and dull. Nothing moves, and you can almost hear the silence. Something was bound to happen.