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Afternoon Drama Episode guide

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The Octopus

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

    First broadcast: 08 Oct 2013

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  5. 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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  6. Imaginary Boys

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

    First broadcast: 03 Oct 2013

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  7. Nothing Happened

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

    First broadcast: 02 Oct 2013

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  8. Man in the Moon

    Linda Marshall Griffiths's love story, told in five encounters over 16 years.

    First broadcast: 01 Oct 2013

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  9. Out of the Blue

    By Michael Eaton. Two-part fictional drama inspired by the Plebgate affair

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  10. Tinsel Girl

    Comedy drama about disability and online dating starring Cherylee Houston. By Lou Ramsden.

    First broadcast: 23 Sep 2013

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  11. The Exuberant

    By Jeff Young. A comedy about the search for a falling star.

    First broadcast: 18 Sep 2013

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  12. The Magnificent Andrea

    Nigel Planer's comedy about two very different men mourning the woman they both loved.

    First broadcast: 17 Sep 2013

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  13. Drone Pilots

    Night shift operators fly a drone over Waziristan from a trailer in the American desert.

    First broadcast: 16 Sep 2013

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  14. Brief Lives

    Series of plays set in a Manchester legal practice, by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly

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  15. Carnival

    Secrets and lies unravel in Rachel De-lahay's urban drama about the need to conform.

    First broadcast: 10 Sep 2013

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  16. My Brilliant Divorce

    Caroline Quentin stars in Geraldine Aron's radio adaptation of her West End hit play.

    First broadcast: 05 Sep 2013

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  17. The Watcher on the Wall

    Belfast poet Louis MacNeice's transatlantic love affair and the poetry it inspired.

    First broadcast: 04 Sep 2013

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  18. Bad Elvis

    Katie Hims's specially-written drama for deaf actor David Bower.

    First broadcast: 27 Aug 2013

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  19. His Father's Wife

    By Mike Harris. Dark brooding tale of love and filial hate set in 19th-century Scotland.

    First broadcast: 26 Aug 2013

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  20. Red and Blue

    Three dramas by Philip Palmer about military consultant Bradley Shoreham

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  21. When Greed Becomes Hunger

    A trader at the Chicago Board of Trade sees an opportunity to make a lot of money

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  22. Encounter

    Christopher Green encounters fashion, loss and legacy through nudity and a bit of singing.

    First broadcast: 20 Aug 2013

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  23. Joan and the Baron

    An odd friendship forms when Philippe de Rothschild asks Joan Littlewood to his chateau.

    First broadcast: 15 Aug 2013

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  24. SuperYou

    Satirical reflection on the perils of manipulating our identities in the online world.

    First broadcast: 14 Aug 2013

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  25. Watch Me

    By Sarah Woods. A love story told using the science of mirror neurons.

    First broadcast: 12 Aug 2013

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  26. Red Star Newport

    By Paul Jenkins. A Welsh football club chooses to be run as a socialist co-operative.

    First broadcast: 09 Aug 2013

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  27. Bang Up

    By Sarah Hehir. A first play for radio by a winner of the BBC Writer's Prize.

    First broadcast: 08 Aug 2013

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  28. Obey the Wave

    By Ed Hime. Fictional documentary investigating a 1970s cult, 32 of whom disappeared.

    First broadcast: 07 Aug 2013

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  29. Miss You Still

    By Lenny Henry, who stars as a man haunted by his past.

    First broadcast: 01 Aug 2013

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  30. The Gestapo Minutes

    Mainz, 1945. Oppenheim has a visitor. A Gestapo officer needs a reference - from a Jew.

    First broadcast: 31 Jul 2013

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