When actress June Buckeridge is axed from a soap, it affects more than just her career.
By Douglas Livingstone. Two 80-year-old former Bevin Boys reunite for a miners' gala.
A criminal turned TV celebrity agrees to participate in a reality show. Dark comedy.
A tale of politics and manoeuvring in selecting a fictional Archbishop of Canterbury.
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Alan Bennett's relationship with an eccentric old vagrant who lived in in his front garden
Written and directed by Patrick Barlow. Comic interpretation of the story of Joan of Arc.
By Nigel Planer. Two fresco plasterers in the Sistine Chapel wait for Michelangelo.
Joseph Stalin invites Prokofiev and Shostakovich to the Kremlin for a music lesson.
Comedy by Simon Gray, set in a school for teaching English to foreigners in the 1960s.
Chronicling the events of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster, which killed 167 men in 1988.
After bugging the US Embassy, inventor Leon Theremin must avoid both the CIA and the KGB.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the best-known play of the late playwright Michael Hastings.
Three women meet in the home of child psychoanalyst Melanie Klein, grieving for her son.
At a seance at his house, a writer receives a ghostly visitation from his dead first wife.
Dreaming of a dead colleague, firefighter Scott must confront his biggest fear.
Historical thriller that follows the future Charles II after his father's execution.
Clifford Flush and the Asterisk Club establish themselves as 'homicide consultants'.
By Paul Viragh. In 1956, Peter, a student in Budapest, falls in love with Eva.
A Jewish merchant discovers that a family heirloom has a sinister Nazi provenance.
A former boy actor reminisces in old age about the time he spent acting with Shakespeare.
Who was the inspiration for Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary?
A mother commissions Victorian lady detective Dorcas Dene to save her son from the gallows
Opposing factions within the Vatican meet to elect the successor to Pope John Paul I.
The rivalries, skulduggery and crises of faith surrounding the death of Pope John Paul I.
By Lynne Truss. A painting holiday organised by an art historian is rudely disturbed.
Alan Ayckbourn's celebrated 1977 bittersweet comedy about love, marriages and mothers.
Mike Walker's adaptation of Solzhenitsyn's portrayal of life in Stalin's prison camps.
Joy Wilkinson's adaptation of Agatha Christie's psychological thriller.
Simon Gray's play is inspired by Claire Tomalin's book The Invisible Woman.
Craig Stephens's boisterous comedy about infamous Victorian balloonist Henry Coxwell.