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  1. Phone

    By Peter Jukes. Eliot it thrust into danger when his gangster friend hands him a phone.

    First broadcast: 05 Sep 2009

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  2. Lockerbie on Trial

    Peter Goodchild's dramatised reconstruction of the Lockerbie bombing trial.

    First broadcast: 29 Aug 2009

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  3. Slow Boat to Leningrad

    David Pownall's account of Anglo-French attempts to negotiate with the USSR in 1939.

    First broadcast: 22 Aug 2009

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  4. Trumbo

    Drama about Dalton Trumbo's ordeal in the Hollywood communist witch-hunts.

    First broadcast: 15 Aug 2009

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  5. Last Night, Another Soldier

    By Andy McNab. An 18-year-old soldier has to confront the realities of war in Afghanistan.

    First broadcast: 01 Aug 2009

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  6. Statement of Regret

    By Kwame Kwei-Armah. Kwaku's latest misjudged policy proposal is about to explode.

    First broadcast: 18 Jul 2009

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  7. Utz

    By Bruce Chatwin. An academic in 1960s Prague meets an eccentric porcelain collector.

    First broadcast: 04 Jul 2009

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  8. Killing the Butterfly

    Two murder witnesses are put under police protection pending a High Court trial.

    First broadcast: 20 Jun 2009

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  9. J'Accuse

    By Hattie Naylor. Inspired by an article written by Emile Zola about the Dreyfus Affair.

    First broadcast: 13 Jun 2009

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  10. Devastated Areas

    Adam Thorpe's play explores civilian grief during and after the Great War of 1914-1918.

    First broadcast: 06 Jun 2009

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  11. The Complete Smiley - A Murder of Quality

    George Smiley investigates when a schoolmaster's wife is found bludgeoned to death.

    First broadcast: 30 May 2009

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  12. The Complete Smiley - Call for the Dead

    George Smiley investigates when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide.

    First broadcast: 23 May 2009

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  13. Point of Departure

    By Francis Turnly. Security fears surround an African leader's visit to a peace summit.

    First broadcast: 09 May 2009

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  14. The Admirable Crichton

    Adaptation of JM Barrie's satire about the fortunes of Crichton, the perfect butler.

    First broadcast: 02 May 2009

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  15. Frank Marcus - The Killing of Sister George

    When actress June Buckeridge is axed from a soap, it affects more than just her career.

    First broadcast: 25 Apr 2009

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  16. Road to Durham

    By Douglas Livingstone. Two 80-year-old former Bevin Boys reunite for a miners' gala.

    First broadcast: 18 Apr 2009

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  17. Alan Ayckbourn - Man of the Moment

    A criminal turned TV celebrity agrees to participate in a reality show. Dark comedy.

    First broadcast: 11 Apr 2009

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  18. Lambeth Palace

    Comedy by Christopher William Hill about the appointment of a new Archbishop of Canterbury

    First broadcast: 04 Apr 2009

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  19. The Lady in the Van

    Alan Bennett's relationship with an eccentric old vagrant who lived in in his front garden

    First broadcast: 21 Feb 2009

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  20. Joan of Arc, and How She Became a Saint

    Written and directed by Patrick Barlow. Comic interpretation of the story of Joan of Arc.

    First broadcast: 14 Feb 2009

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  21. On the Ceiling

    By Nigel Planer. Two fresco plasterers in the Sistine Chapel wait for Michelangelo.

    First broadcast: 07 Feb 2009

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  22. Master Class

    Joseph Stalin invites Prokofiev and Shostakovich to the Kremlin for a music lesson.

    First broadcast: 31 Jan 2009

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  23. Quartermaine's Terms

    Comedy by Simon Gray, set in a school for teaching English to foreigners in the 1960s.

    First broadcast: 24 Jan 2009

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  24. Piper Alpha

    Chronicling the events of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster, which killed 167 men in 1988.

    First broadcast: 17 Jan 2009

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  25. Walter Now

    By David Cook. Ian McKellen stars as Walter, a man with learning difficulties.

    First broadcast: 10 Jan 2009

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  26. Melissa Murray - Theremin

    After bugging the US Embassy, inventor Leon Theremin must avoid both the CIA and the KGB.

    First broadcast: 03 Jan 2009

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  27. Tom and Viv

    Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the best-known play of the late playwright Michael Hastings.

    First broadcast: 27 Dec 2008

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  28. Nicholas Wright - Mrs Klein

    Three women meet in the home of child psychoanalyst Melanie Klein, grieving for her son.

    First broadcast: 20 Dec 2008

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  29. Blithe Spirit

    At a seance at his house, a writer receives a ghostly visitation from his dead first wife.

    First broadcast: 13 Dec 2008

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  30. Giving Up the Ghost

    By Lynne Truss. A firefighter struggles to come to terms with the death of his friend.

    First broadcast: 06 Dec 2008

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