>It's difficult being young and in love when your dad is a high-ranking official in Ceausescu's Communist machine, your mother weeps all the time, and your brother is trying to kill you.
This wild and sideways look at life behind the Iron Curtain during Ceausescu's regime is a first play by a young Hungarian writer living in Romania and was shortlisted for the BBC World Service/British Council's International Playwriting Competition.
Ten short BBC Radio 4 plays from an eclectic mix of writers, including Josie Long, Nick Warburton and Tim Key, exploring one of the most important human emotions. This accumulation of mini-plays encompasses romance, heartbreak and some adult themes; each play offering a very different perspective on love.
It's a big day for Sally, and she's been planning it for weeks. But when her mystery man finally arrives, she's left hopelessly unprepared. Intimate drama by award-winning playwright Nick Payne. Starring Olivia Colman, Ralph Ineson, Nishi Malde, Nishi Malde, Jane Whittenshaw, and Simon Bubb. Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko. Studio Managers: Caleb Knightley and Keith Graham. Editor: Anne Bunting. Production Co-Ordinators: Nicole Fitzpatrick and Matthew Mills.
Every night, when their daddies tuck them in, Little Knight dreams of fierce knight-eating dragons and Little Dragon dreams of dangerous dragon-slaying knights. But one dark, stormy night, their two worlds collide and Little Dragon and Little Knight discover that they both have teddy bears and cuddly blankets - and they're not scary at all! Simple language and powerful imagery shows up the nature of mistaken prejudices. The result is a reassuring bed-time book with a difference.
When Ed finds himself sleeping in the spare room he realises he might have to rediscover exactly what love is. But coming up with the correct definition proves harder than he first imagines. Starring Paul Ritter, Tessa Peake-Jones, Aurelie Ambland, Jonathan Forbes, Peter Polycarpou, and Jane Whittenshaw. Directed by Sally Avens.
During the six long years of the Second World War the British psyche was changed irrevocably. British men and women on both the war front and at home were forced to take life-altering decisions, independently. What no-one could predict were the consequences on the family and on society of these independent journeys by husbands, wives, children, mothers, fathers, siblings. Nobody would ever be the same.