1/5 In 1606, Shakespeare was writing for a royal family hungry for new entertainment. (R)
BBC Radio 4
1/5 Flush must forget life in the country, and get used to days spent in an invalid's bedroom.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
1/5 Michael Sheen and David Horovitch read some of the critic's outspoken articles.
2/5 The impact of the Gunpowder Plot of late 1605 has implications for playwrights.
BBC Radio 4 FM
2/5 A rival for Miss Barrett's affections appears on the scene.
2/5 The ecstatic 1956 review of John Osborne's kitchen-sink drama Look Back in Anger.
Josie Lawrence reads Super Daisy and the Peril of Planet Pea. (R)
6/9 Henry tells his mistress what he thinks happened on the cliffs that night.
2/5 The impact of the Gunpowder Plot of late 1605 has implications for playwrights. (R)