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  1. Betrayal

    Harold Pinter's acclaimed drama about a love affair and the intricate nature of deceit.

    First broadcast: 14 Jul 2012

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  2. The Hound of the Baskervilles

    Comic take on the classic Holmes mystery, performed in front of an audience in Bristol.

    First broadcast: 07 Jul 2012

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  3. Strike for a Kingdom

    By Menna Gallie. A dark murder mystery set in the Welsh valleys of the 1920s.

    First broadcast: 30 Jun 2012

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  4. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    A motorcycle journey, a meditation on values, and a man coming to terms with his past.

    First broadcast: 23 Jun 2012

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  5. Talking It Over

    A tale of love's vicissitudes written by Julian Barnes and dramatised by Julia Stoneham.

    First broadcast: 09 Jun 2012

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  6. The Forgotten

    Hattie Naylor's dark retelling of the story of The Sleeping Beauty.

    First broadcast: 02 Jun 2012

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  7. The Haunted Hotel

    Murder mystery by Wilkie Collins, set in London and Venice.

    First broadcast: 26 May 2012

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  8. Kind Hearts and Coronets - Like Father, Like Daughter

    By David Spicer. Sequel to the famous comedy, based on the original book.

    First broadcast: 19 May 2012

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  9. The Voysey Inheritance

    Edward discovers the family business he is inheriting has been defrauding its clients.

    First broadcast: 07 Apr 2012

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  10. Otherwise Engaged

    Simon Gray's best-loved comedy. A publisher tries to enjoy a Saturday listening to Wagner.

    First broadcast: 24 Mar 2012

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  11. An American Rose

    By Charlotte Jones. Chilling story of the tragic fate of Rosemary Kennedy, JFK's sister.

    First broadcast: 03 Mar 2012

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  12. Noughts and Crosses

    Malorie Blackman's cult novel of young love in a dystopian world dramatised by Janice Okoh

    First broadcast: 25 Feb 2012

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  13. Freud: The Case Histories

    Deborah Levy's dramatisations of two of Sigmund Freud's iconic case studies

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  14. Private Peaceful

    By Michael Morpurgo. Two Devon brothers' lives are torn apart by the First World War.

    First broadcast: 04 Feb 2012

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  15. The Jinx Element

    By Stephen Wakelam. The story of Edith Wharton's unhappy marriage and passionate affair.

    First broadcast: 21 Jan 2012

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  16. The Quest of Donal Q

    Billy Connolly and Brian Cox star as two brothers embarking on a desperate quest for love.

    First broadcast: 07 Jan 2012

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  17. The Million Pound Bank Note

    A man is given a £1m bank note and must try to survive a month without spending a penny.

    First broadcast: 31 Dec 2011

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  18. Our Country's Good

    Timberlake Wertenbaker's play about the convicts and Marines sent to Australia in 1787.

    First broadcast: 17 Dec 2011

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  19. The Gate of Angels

    Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of love, religion and physics, dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.

    First broadcast: 10 Dec 2011

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  20. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

    By Alan Garner. Thrilling and moving adventure story set in an ancient landscape.

    First broadcast: 19 Nov 2011

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  21. Bar Mitzvah Boy

    Radio version of Jack Rosenthal's award-winning television play about a Bar Mitzvah boy.

    First broadcast: 12 Nov 2011

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  22. Something Wicked This Way Comes

    1961 Illinois: Two young boys experience evil when a 'dark circus' comes to town.

    First broadcast: 29 Oct 2011

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  23. Life and Fate: Fortress Stalingrad

    Vasily Grossman's epic tale of a family torn apart by war in Soviet Russia.

    First broadcast: 24 Sep 2011

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  24. Washington, 9/11

    Drama about how the White House responded to the 9/11 attacks.

    First broadcast: 10 Sep 2011

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  25. September in the Rain

    John Godber's play from 1983 is performed by its original cast - John and Jane Godber.

    First broadcast: 03 Sep 2011

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  26. Marnie

    Shaun McKenna dramatises Winston Graham's 1960s novel about a beautiful, ruthless thief.

    First broadcast: 27 Aug 2011

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  27. Belle Amie

    Frances Byrnes' witty new sequel to Maupassant's 19th-century Bel Ami.

    First broadcast: 13 Aug 2011

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  28. Playing with Fire

    A chilling drama about the effects of policies from central Government at a local level.

    First broadcast: 23 Jul 2011

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    From: Audible.co.uk

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  29. The Purple Land

    Andrew Davies' rip-roaring treatment of WH Hudson's South American classic.

    First broadcast: 16 Jul 2011

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  30. The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Revolution

    Comic play about the French Revolution starring Richard E Grant and The Penny Dreadfuls.

    First broadcast: 09 Jul 2011

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