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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Boscobel

    Historical thriller that follows the future Charles II after his father's execution.

    First broadcast: 29 Nov 2008

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  8. Murder Every Monday

    Clifford Flush and the Asterisk Club establish themselves as 'homicide consultants'.

    First broadcast: 22 Nov 2008

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  9. Cry Hungary

    By Paul Viragh. In 1956, Peter, a student in Budapest, falls in love with Eva.

    First broadcast: 15 Nov 2008

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  10. Marks & Gran - Von Ribbentrop's Watch

    A Jewish merchant discovers that a family heirloom has a sinister Nazi provenance.

    First broadcast: 08 Nov 2008

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  11. The Late Mr Shakespeare

    A former boy actor reminisces in old age about the time he spent acting with Shakespeare.

    First broadcast: 01 Nov 2008

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  12. Adulteries of a Provincial Wife

    Who was the inspiration for Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary?

    First broadcast: 25 Oct 2008

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  13. The Haverstock Hill Murder

    A mother commissions Victorian lady detective Dorcas Dene to save her son from the gallows

    First broadcast: 18 Oct 2008

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  14. Conclave

    Opposing factions within the Vatican meet to elect the successor to Pope John Paul I.

    First broadcast: 11 Oct 2008

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  15. Roger Crane - The Last Confession

    The rivalries, skulduggery and crises of faith surrounding the death of Pope John Paul I.

    First broadcast: 04 Oct 2008

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  16. Bora Bora

    By Lynne Truss. A painting holiday organised by an art historian is rudely disturbed.

    First broadcast: 20 Sep 2008

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  17. Just Between Ourselves

    Alan Ayckbourn's celebrated 1977 bittersweet comedy about love, marriages and mothers.

    First broadcast: 13 Sep 2008

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  18. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

    Mike Walker's adaptation of Solzhenitsyn's portrayal of life in Stalin's prison camps.

    First broadcast: 06 Sep 2008

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  19. Agatha Christie's Endless Night

    Joy Wilkinson's adaptation of Agatha Christie's psychological thriller.

    First broadcast: 30 Aug 2008

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  20. Little Nell

    Simon Gray's play is inspired by Claire Tomalin's book The Invisible Woman.

    First broadcast: 23 Aug 2008

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  21. The Balloonists

    Craig Stephens's boisterous comedy about infamous Victorian balloonist Henry Coxwell.

    First broadcast: 16 Aug 2008

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  22. Dover and the Unkindest Cut of All

    Comedy thriller by Joyce Porter, set in the 70s, featuring Scotland Yard's laziest sleuth.

    First broadcast: 09 Aug 2008

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  23. These Are the Times

    Trevor Griffiths's dramatisation of Thomas Paine's life

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  24. The Test

    Psychological thriller by Peter Whalley. John Newland has been living a lie for 20 years.

    First broadcast: 19 Jul 2008

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  25. A Night with Johnny Stompanato

    Jonathan Holloway's drama is based on the story of the death of Lana Turner's boyfriend.

    First broadcast: 12 Jul 2008

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  26. Rebus: Black and Blue

    Ian Rankin's detective investigates murders in three cities - could they be linked?

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  27. Beat the Dog in His Own Kennel

    By Gary Brown. A market trader becomes mixed up in a post-war terrorist plot.

    First broadcast: 21 Jun 2008

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  28. Betrayal - Plenty

    David Hare's play contrasts the WWII experiences of an Englishwoman with her later life.

    First broadcast: 14 Jun 2008

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  29. Sacred Statues

    By William Trevor. A penniless sculptor's wife devises a shocking plan to make ends meet.

    First broadcast: 07 Jun 2008

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  30. 1968: Let's Murder Vivaldi

    New radio production of David Mercer's 1968 play about tangled relationships.

    First broadcast: 31 May 2008

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