On an Edwardian summer's day, an odd fairy known as the Psammead is found.
Children's 1901 fantasy novel read by Patricia Hodge
A mysterious egg rolls out from a second-hand carpet for the nursery.
Adaptation of the author's classic 1906 children's novel
Five children go back in time to solve the mystery of an ancient lucky charm.
A collection of dragon stories by the famous children's author. Read by Prunella Scales
Sci-fi series charting the journeys of the starship Challenger
Looking at different Asian cities in depth
Science fiction comedy series
Ed Doolan chats with a variety of performers
Meet Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail
Live stand-up shows from the quirky stream-of-consciousness comic
Recorded live from London's Shaftesbury Theatre
The comedian performs his rambling stream of consciousness before an audience in New York
The comedian performs his act at London's Hammersmith Apollo
Classic Gothic horror. What is the power that the House has over the Usher Family?
The famous tale of piracy and slavery by the American master of suspense.
The perfect murder, planned and executed with unerring precision. Unless...
Mr JG Reeder uses his novel methods to bring the criminals of 1920s London to justice
Readings of short stories by the British crime writer
Starkfield's new arrival aims to find out the story of a stooped 'ruin of a man'.
John Durham's fight for the woman he loves sparks a battle with a powerful French family.
Novel by Edith Wharton about an American socialite in the 1870s
Daring novel, published in 1912, following the complicated love lives of four Americans
1950s classic light entertainment with ventriloquist Peter Brough and his doll Archie
Cosmic comedy connections. A spoof documentary series that stretches the truth
A comedy set in an 18th-century Cornish village - by Dead Ringers' writers
An archaeologist is amazed by her nurse's likeness to an Egyptian painting.
A young man takes his beloved Rose to climb a mountain, with alarming consequences.
A gardener and grieving widower muses over love and the cycle of life and death.
Mimi feels her family are drowning her. How can she keep head above water?
Atmospheric tale from Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell's novel depicts life in the lower classes of Manchester in the 1830s
A pretty orphan is apprenticed to a dressmaker
Childhood memories draw obsessed Ben Wheeler back to a lake.
As their wagon trains migrate across America, the women's strength is tested.
A strange disappearance and a horrific murder prompts a teacher's own investigation.
EM Forster's classic novel of racial and religious divisions, friendship and love
EM Forster's novel about a young woman in the repressed culture of Edwardian-era England.
English prejudices clash with Italian passions in EM Forster's first novel.
Comedy starring Derek Francis and Frank Thornton
A young boy enlists the services of Berlin street boys to help him catch a thief
Adaptation of the classic Emily Bronte novel stars John Duttine and Amanda Root.
An old lady recalls how Leo Tolstoy talked to her about his life on the night he died.
Emma Donaghue's mini-drama, starring Pauline McLynn
Marion is writing a thesis on sexual revenge. But is she taking her research literally?
Comedy with the dear ladies, Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket
Poet Roger McGough travels by train to explore different cities in England
Parodic comedy gameshow, written by Richard Herring and Stewart Lee
One day a cavalier walks into a supermarket. Is he the real thing? Stars Robert Bathurst.
Poet Lemn Sissay heads south to retrace JB Priestley's footsteps of 1933
Douglas Jardine aims to slay Australia on England's 1932 cricket tour.
Mr Templeman's wife is away, but it seems someone is sleeping in her nightgowns.
London 1958: Teacher Braithwaite faces prejudice as a child welfare officer.
A black teacher gets a job in a tough East End school. Stars Kwame Kwei Armah
Engineer Mr Graham runs for his life across war-torn Europe. Classic 1940s thriller.
A radio outing for the comedy duo
The story of how the Lynmouth lifeboat went to sea, via the heights of Exmoor.
The late Eric Sykes, in conversation with Paul Jackson, recalls his early years in radio.
Scientists stumble on a way to manufacture happiness.
The American author's entertaining account of working with director Alfred Hitchcock
Discovering a colleague dead, councillor Helena Kerr soon suspects who the killer is.
The struggles of a man in the thick of an extra-marital affair. Starring Pauline Collins.
Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's tale of faith, love and war, starring Ben Miles
Readings of stories by the acclaimed English author
A darkly surreal story about a bizarre community of people who have opted out of society.
Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung
Billy Kay speaks to Scottish exiles who carry their culture, music and history with them.
Romping comedy drama about the wealthy yet batty Bramble family
A young wife travelling on the Simplon-Orient Express falls victim to a sinister theft.
Ray Shell reads James Sallis' crime novel, featuring detective Lew Griffin