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  1. Ambiguous Loss

    Michael Butt tells the story of the family left behind when a man goes missing

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  2. The Brick

    In Jerusalem, Rasha discovers some home truths in Selma Dabbagh's story of family secrets.

    First broadcast: 13 Jan 2014

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  3. Dead in the Water

    Friends Holly and Nicole suspect a murder plot upon overhearing a suspicious conversation.

    First broadcast: 10 Jan 2014

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  4. On Cigarette Papers

    By Pam Zinnemann-Hope. A poignant true love story starting in 1930s Germany.

    First broadcast: 08 Jan 2014

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  5. Hair of the Dog

    A witty and poignant drama special by Katie Hims, recorded 'as live' in a single take.

    First broadcast: 01 Jan 2014

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  6. Listening to the Dead

    By Katie Hims. Story of five generations, exploring the ties and quirks that bind families

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  7. National Velvet

    Enid Bagnold's classic tale about a young amateur girl rider. Dramatised by Peter Flannery

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  8. The Christmas of Inspector Steine

    By Lynne Truss. It is Christmas 1957, but there is little cheer at the station.

    First broadcast: 23 Dec 2013

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  9. Helen

    By Virginia Gilbert. A journalist is accused of molesting his stepdaughter.

    First broadcast: 13 Dec 2013

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  10. The Morpeth Carol

    By Timothy X Atack. A young boy and a very strange Santa go on a Christmas road trip.

    First broadcast: 10 Dec 2013

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  11. Fearless

    Docudrama about an aspiring young journalist who decided to spend a week sleeping rough.

    First broadcast: 09 Dec 2013

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  12. Kindness

    By Julian Poidevin. Happy family life is disrupted when Tom's son Simon comes to stay.

    First broadcast: 03 Dec 2013

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  13. Lost and Found

    Ian Kershaw's tender and humorous play. A father and daughter explore memories of the past

    First broadcast: 02 Dec 2013

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  14. Amah in the Bathtub

    Wives in 1960s colonial Singapore are partying, unaware of disturbing domestic problems.

    First broadcast: 27 Nov 2013

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  15. Arlo

    By John Retallack. The love between a couple must be re-negotiated when a child arrives.

    First broadcast: 26 Nov 2013

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  16. Lewis and Tolkien: The Lost Road

    From Middle Earth to Narnia, Robin Brooks's drama explores the two writers' friendship.

    First broadcast: 22 Nov 2013

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  17. Pilgrim

    Dark adventures by Sebastian Baczkiewicz, featuring immortal wanderer William Palmer

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  18. Two Pipe Problems

    Comedy drama by Michael Chaplin, with mystery-solving retired thespians William and Sandy

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  19. Sorry, Boys, You Failed the Audition

    Comedy drama by Ray Connolly. A 'what if' story about the Beatles.

    First broadcast: 14 Nov 2013

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  20. The Icelandic Journals

    William Morris's trip to Iceland and the clash of friendship and love that lay behind it.

    First broadcast: 13 Nov 2013

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  21. Moving Music

    Artistic tensions surface as composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich share a day job.

    First broadcast: 08 Nov 2013

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  22. The Wainwrights

    Tom Wainwright's comedy-drama tells a cautionary tale about changing the radio station.

    First broadcast: 05 Nov 2013

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  23. Queens of the Coal Age

    By Maxine Peake. Four miners' wives occupy a coal mine to save 31 pits from closure.

    First broadcast: 04 Nov 2013

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  24. The Man in the Lift

    A man is contracted to repair the lift in a tower block. Why does no one believe him?

    First broadcast: 18 Oct 2013

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  25. Democracy for Beginners

    By Paul Dornan. Hannah needs a job. Her dad's up for town mayor. Can she run against him?

    First broadcast: 16 Oct 2013

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  26. The Organist's Daughter

    Only an arranged marriage will allow the great composer and organist Buxtehude to retire.

    First broadcast: 14 Oct 2013

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  27. The Octopus

    By Anita Sullivan. An exploration of what it means to be an octopus.

    First broadcast: 08 Oct 2013

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  28. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

    Leskov's searing classic Russian tale of passion and murder is an emotional rollercoaster.

    First broadcast: 04 Oct 2013

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  29. Imaginary Boys

    By Paul Magrs. A fantastical tale of teenage love and close encounters.

    First broadcast: 03 Oct 2013

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  30. Nothing Happened

    By Nick Hoare. Tom and Alice agree that their affair can never happen.

    First broadcast: 02 Oct 2013

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