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After the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War, OPEC used an oil embargo to punish the US and Europe for its support for Israel. By early 1974, the embargo had plunged the world into an economic crisis. Then on 21st December 1975, Venezuelan Marxist pin-up Carlos the Jackal storms the OPEC HQ in Vienna. He takes 96 hostages, including 11 oil ministers from OPEC countries. This is the story of the siege. Zubin Varla and Joseph Balderrama star in Jonathan Myerson's thriller - a tense dramatisation of the real-life OPEC siege. One of a season of dramas exploring the history of oil - and the price we've paid for it.Show more
Leonardo Padura's award-winning Cuban detective series featuring Lieutenant Mario Conde. Havana Blue: It's New Year's Day 1989, and Lieutenant Mario Conde wakes up with another terrible hangover and a case which is close to home. His schoolboy rival, now a party grandee, is missing. Havana Gold: Lieutenant Conde goes on a trip through his childhood Havana haunts when a young female schoolteacher at his old school is murdered. And could it be that he has finally met the woman of his dreams? Havana Red: Conde's fondly-held prejudices are tested by this case involving a man found strangled in Havana Woods wearing a beautiful red dress. Havana Black: Conde has been suspended for taking a well-deserved pop at a fellow officer. But then he is called in for a case involving the disappearance of a Cuban with U.S. citizenship who has come home to visit his family. Starring Zubin Varla as Mario Conde, David Westhead as Rangel, Lanre Malaolu as Manolo and Lorna Gayle as Josefina, Ben Crowe as Skinny, and Adjoa Andoh as Tamara. Dramatised by Jennifer Howarth and Joy Wilkinson Directed by Mary Peate Leonardo Padura is a novelist and journalist who was born in 1955 in Havana where he still lives. He is best known internationally for the Havana Quartet series, all featuring Inspector Mario Conde. In 1998 Padura won the Hammett Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers, and in 2012 he was awarded the National Prize for Literature, Cuba's national literary award.Show more
Set against the backdrop of America's Great Depression and Dust Bowl, a family of farmers from Oklahoma head west in search of work, only to discover thousands like them are also on the move. Following a violent altercation with some locals, they head back on the road with their dream of a promised land in tatters. And life is set to get much worse for the Joads... John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about economic migration and the endurance of the human spirit is dramatized by Donna Franceschild and directed by Kirsty Williams.Show more
Linda Marshall's BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of L. Frank Baum's children's classic, 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'. Originally broadcast as part of the BBC Christmas 2009 season. When a tornado strikes her farmhouse in Kansas, young Dorothy and her dog Toto are lifted to the magical world of Oz, the strange land of the Munchkins. There she embarks upon a perilous journey befriending the Tinman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion who join her quest to find the wonderful Wizard of Oz and her way back home. This timeless story that has enchanted generations of readers both young and old is brought to life in this dramatisation starring Amelia Clarkson as Dorothy; Jonathan Keeble as the Wizard of Oz, Kalidah and Uncle Henry; Kevin Eldon as the Scarecrow; Burn Gorman as the Tinman; Zubin Varla as the Lion and Emma Fielding as the Witches of the North, South and West and as Aunt Em. Also stars Andrew Westfield and Graeme Hawley. With Original Music by Olly Fox and directed by Nadia Molinari.Show more