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'One of the best dramas - on television or radio - currently on offer' Radio Times Tracks: Chimera A tower block collapses in London. Hundreds are killed. Except a man standing alone on the roof, who walks out of the rubble unscathed. And things are about to get stranger, because Dr Helen Ash is pregnant. But she hasn't had sex since her husband died 18 months ago. What connects her unexplained pregnancy, a mysterious phone message from a woman who died in the building collapse, and the man on the roof of the high-rise? The gripping conspiracy thriller and winner of Best Sound (BBC Audio Drama Awards) and Best Fiction (British Podcast Awards) returns for a third series. Tracks: Indigo Dr Helen Ash is involved in a road accident. But where was she going in such a hurry? And why can't she remember? The answer lies in the riddle of Helen's daughter, Frances, who's older than she should be. And a mysterious 'child-mother', who's younger than she should be... Romola Garai returns as Helen Ash in the compelling fourth series of Tracks. Cast of Tracks: Chimera Helen.... Hattie Morahan Freddy..... Jonathan Forbes Rachel.... Fiona O'Shaughnessy Other parts played by Rhodri Meilir, Eiry Thomas, Zahra Ahmadi, Clare Cage, Marc Danbury, Stewart Wright, Richard Elfyn, Kerry Shale, Elina Alminas, Carys Eleri, Morgan Watkins, Jeanette Percival, Matthew Gravelle, Richard Nichols, Amerah Saleh, Adam Deacon, Bijan Daneshmand, Emma Handy, Lea Mornar, Francois Pandolfo, Simon Armstrong, Saffron Coomber and Sean Murray Lead writer.... Matthew Broughton Episodes written by Matthew Broughton, Matt Hartley, Lucy Catherine, Caroline Horton and Timothy X Atack Directed by James Robinson, Rebecca Lloyd-Evans and Carl Prekopp Produced by James Robinson A BBC Cymru Wales Production Cast of Tracks: Indigo Helen.... Romola Garai Freddy.... Jonathan Forbes Other parts played by Andrew Gower, Georgia Henshaw, Sally Orrock, Carys Eleri, Sion Pritchard, Joanna van Kampen, Scarlett Courtney, Adam Courting, Lucy Reynolds, Ashleigh Hadadd, David Hounslow, Sinead MacInnes, Juliet Cowan and Marc Danbury Written by Matthew Broughton Produced and Directed by James Robinson A BBC Cymru Wales ProductionShow more
When Jasper finds his father dead, a dark mystery begins to unfold. His dad kept a secret: Jasper has a twin brother, Eddie, whom he's never met. This new discovery offers a temptation - what if they swapped lives? As Jasper escapes the confines of his faltering marriage and attempts to track down his father's killer, he soon discovers that with his new found freedom comes the threat of extreme danger. And Eddie finds that life in his brother's shoes is something he may not be willing to give up. A dark thriller in two parts that reflect each other: The first tells Jasper's story. The second tells Eddie's. Shaun Dingwall (New Tricks, Young Victoria, Doctor Who) stars opposite himself as the two brothers, Jasper and Eddie. Valene Kane (The Fall) makes her radio debut as Jasper's wife Caitlin. With supporting performances from Vera Filatova (Peep Show) and Kenneth Cranham (Made in Dagenham, Layer Cake, Shine on Harvey Moon). Jasper/Eddie - Shaun Dingwall Caitlin - Valene Kane Ricky Paggett - Kenneth Cranham Nancy - Vera Filatova Terry - Simon Ludders Doctor/Policeman/Prison Warder/Waiter - John Norton Directed by James RobinsonShow more
'Planet B' is a virtual world with the slogan: 'Where you can be whatever you want to be.' Users can download themselves into it and play as a life-size avatars in a 3D world. When Lioba Fielding dies in the real world, her boyfriend John Armstrong downloads himself into Planet B in an attempt to find her avatar. As he travels between various worlds he becomes entangled in an array of strange scenarios, teleporting from each adventure to the next with his companion Medley, a 'rogue avatar' who has no human controller. All the while, John and Medley are being watched by a dog-like antivirus programme called Cerberus who, along with the Planet B Corporation, considers the rogues to be a computer virus that need to be wiped out. But John soon begins to believe that Lioba may still be alive somewhere in Planet B, and that the games he is playing may be more real and deadly than he first thought. 'Matthew Broughton's tale of a malfunctioning virtual world is engrossing' - The Stage Cast: Planet B...Adjoah Andoh John Armstong...Gunnar Cauthery Lioba Fielding...Donnla Hughes/Tessa Nicholson Medley...Lizzy Watts/Claire Harry Cerberus...Chris Pavlo Kip Berenger...Joseph Cohen-Cole/Lloyd Thomas Lead writer: Matthew Broughton Producer: Jessica Dromgoole Script Editor: James RobinsonShow more
A major conspiracy thriller about life, death and the human brain, starring Romola Garai.When Dr Helen Ash witnesses the brutal and disturbing crash of the plane that is carrying her father, the incident sets her on an investigation into a dark conspiracy. Florian Chauvin was flying to Wales to tell his daughter something important, but his plane fell out of the sky. In the aftermath of the crash, Helen discovers that one of the passengers doesn't seem to have a heart.What was Florian coming to tell Helen? Who was he travelling with? And why did his plane crash?The first series of Tracks became the most successful drama series launched by Radio 4 in 2016. Tracks: StrataA prequel to the first series, Series 2 is set 36 years before the events that rocked the life of Helen Ash. It explores the roots of a conspiracy that is set to envelop the world.Snowdonia, 1980. It’s the dawn of a new decade and the future is coming. But in the wilds of Snowdonia, the ancient history of the landscape is hard to escape.Rachel Turner is looking for fossils with her four year-old son, Joe. But when a freak earthquake shakes the land beneath their feet, Joe vanishes. With the help of two locals, Rachel embarks on a desperate search to find her son. But as darkness descends, the secrets hidden in the ancient forests of the mountain are uncovered.Show more