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Series 2 - 3. They Came To Test Our Brains!

Saturday Drama Episode guide

  1. The Prince

    Damian Lewis stars as Niccolo Machiavelli - in the dock for his most provocative of books.

    First broadcast: 25 May 2013

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  2. The Last Tycoon

    Bill Bryden adapts F Scott Fitzgerald's haunting portrait of 1930s Hollywood.

    First broadcast: 18 May 2013

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  3. The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Fire of London

    On Pudding Lane, the King's baker goes to bed, unaware that his oven is still alight.

    First broadcast: 11 May 2013

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  4. Love, etc

    Julian Barnes's absorbing tale of betrayal and revenge wrapped within humour and despair.

    First broadcast: 04 May 2013

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  5. Before the Fact

    By Ronald Frame. Lina begins to discover that new husband Johnnie is not all he seems.

    First broadcast: 20 Apr 2013

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  6. Great Escape: The Justice

    Stephen Tompkinson stars in the story of the post-war manhunt to avenge the Great Escape.

    First broadcast: 13 Apr 2013

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  7. Present Laughter

    Noel Coward's play follows a few days in the life of self-obsessed actor Garry Essendine.

    First broadcast: 06 Apr 2013

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  8. Shane

    A mysterious horseman rides into the valley and into trouble. Adapted by Frances Byrnes.

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2013

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  9. Hombre

    Elmore Leonard's classic western about John Russell, a white man raised by Indians.

    First broadcast: 23 Mar 2013

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  10. Hedda Gabler

    Ibsen's classic drama of passion and desperation. Starring Sheridan Smith.

    First broadcast: 09 Mar 2013

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  11. The Iraq Dossier

    The inside story of the controversial document that persuaded MPs to back the 2003 war.

    First broadcast: 02 Mar 2013

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  12. Well, He Would, Wouldn't He?

    By Charlotte Williams. Mandy Rice-Davies looks back on the Stephen Ward trial 50 years on.

    First broadcast: 23 Feb 2013

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  13. The Wind in the Willows

    Kenneth Grahame's classic story with script for actors and score for BBCSO by Neil Brand.

    First broadcast: 16 Feb 2013

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  14. The Liberty of Norton Folgate

    Mark Davies Markham's play is inspired by the Madness album of the same name. With Suggs.

    First broadcast: 09 Feb 2013

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  15. Boots on the Ground

    Contemporary thriller by Don Webb about sinister goings-on at a military research centre.

    First broadcast: 02 Feb 2013

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  16. Headlong

    A struggle to lay hands on a long-lost materspiece. Adapted from Michael Frayn's novel.

    First broadcast: 19 Jan 2013

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  17. Skios

    Martin Jarvis directs this dramatisation of Michael Frayn's newest comic novel.

    First broadcast: 12 Jan 2013

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  18. White Snow

    Faced with an upstart stepdaughter, the queen is forced into decisive and deadly action.

    First broadcast: 05 Jan 2013

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  19. Red Shoes

    Karen's heart is set on a pair of red shoes whose magic compels her to dance to her death.

    First broadcast: 29 Dec 2012

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  20. Alice through the Looking Glass

    Lewis Carroll's fantastical story collides with Radio 4 in Stephen Wyatt's dramatisation.

    First broadcast: 22 Dec 2012

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  21. Pinocchio

    Carlo Collodi's classic tale of a wooden puppet, dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

    First broadcast: 15 Dec 2012

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  22. A Slow Air

    By David Harrower. Siblings Morna and Athol have not spoken for 14 years. Why not?

    First broadcast: 01 Dec 2012

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  23. The Martin Beck Killings

    Detective Martin Beck and his colleagues in the National Homicide Department in Stockholm

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  24. The Gothic Imagination: Bloody Poetry

    Howard Brenton's play about the inception of Mary Shelley's gothic myth of Frankenstein.

    First broadcast: 20 Oct 2012

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  25. Love Me Do

    By Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. A love story set during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    First broadcast: 13 Oct 2012

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  26. The Air Gap

    By Steve Water. Fact-based drama about the soldier accused of supplying WikiLeaks.

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2012

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  27. Close the Coalhouse Door

    Alan Plater's 1960s political docudrama charting the miners' struggles for justice.

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2012

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  28. Blasphemy and the Governor of Punjab

    Gripping account of the murder of Pakistani politician and businessman Salmaan Taseer.

    First broadcast: 08 Sep 2012

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  29. South Downs

    By David Hare. A pin-sharp pupil is cut off from his fellow boys by his own intellect.

    First broadcast: 01 Sep 2012

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  30. A Special Kind of Dark

    Paul Rhys and David Schofield star in Adrian Penketh's psychological thriller.

    First broadcast: 28 Jul 2012

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