BBC Learning English Drama

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Dramas for English language learners from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is between 6 and 10 minutes long.

Episode Date
Jamaica Inn: Part 1: Meet Mary Yellan
375
Listen to our 10-part adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel, Jamaica Inn
Aug 12, 2022
Frankenstein: Episode 10: Melting the ice
382
Hatred and fear melt in the cold Arctic when the Creature finally sees its creator again.
Aug 05, 2022
Frankenstein: Episode 9: The wedding night
418
Viktor Frankenstein gets married and is happy again, but for how long?
Jul 29, 2022
Frankenstein: Episode 8: Jail time
409
The scientist, Viktor Frankenstein, is arrested, accused of murder. Is he guilty?
Jul 22, 2022
Frankenstein: Episode 7: A monster bride
448
Viktor Frankenstein works alone to build a bride for the Creature
Jul 15, 2022
Frankenstein: Episode 6: Death comes to you
479
The Creature explains the killings offering to leave everybody in peace on one condition
Jul 08, 2022
Frankenstein: Episode 5: The milk of human kindness
451
The Creature is on the run and finally meets a good family. Will they accept it?
Jul 01, 2022
Frankenstein: Episode 4: Creature meets creator
440
Viktor Frankenstein meets the Creature at last. Will they be friends or have a fight?
Jun 24, 2022
Frankenstein: Episode 3: Death in the family
383
Viktor Frankenstein describes the investigation into the murder of his younger brother.
Jun 17, 2022
Frankenstein: Episode 2: It's alive!
432
Viktor Frankenstein is ready to give life to a creature, but is this a wise thing to do?
Jun 10, 2022
Frankenstein, Episode 1 - A passion for science
397
Do you know the real story of Frankenstein? Follow our drama, every Friday.
Jun 01, 2022
Part 10: Getting a confession
400
Who was guilty of Jamie Phelps' murder?
May 27, 2022
Part 9: Photographic evidence
211
The detectives interview a key witness who helps to reveal who killed Jamie Phelps.
May 20, 2022
Part 8: Who needs the forensics team?
310
How do the detectives work out exactly how Jamie's body landed on the beach and why?
May 13, 2022
Part 7: Too many unanswered questions
238
After Jamie's body was found, the detectives had to work out if it was suicide or murder.
May 06, 2022
Part 6: Interview with a chef
306
The detectives replay an interview with Arthur Montgomery, a celebrity chef.
Apr 29, 2022
Part 5: Ransomware
349
Cyber criminals and ransomware: Has this got something to do with Jamie's disappearance?
Apr 22, 2022
Part 4: Gathering evidence
222
A child psychologist is employed to help with the case
Apr 14, 2022
Part 3: Financial affairs
226
How our detectives followed the money
Apr 08, 2022
Gulliver's Travels: Part 9: In the land of the houyhnhnms
413
Gulliver finds himself on an island of talking horse-people
Apr 08, 2022
Part 2: Establishing the facts
234
The detectives recall the story Lucy Phelps gave about her missing husband and young son.
Apr 01, 2022
Part 1: Detective work
336
Two detectives reflect on the intriguing case of a missing father and his son.
Mar 25, 2022
Gulliver's Travels: Part 8: Horrible science
447
Gulliver visits the Great Academy of Lagudo.
Mar 11, 2022
Gulliver's Travels: Part 7: Island in the sky
423
An attack by pirates leaves Gulliver alone on an empty island.
Feb 25, 2022
Gulliver's Travels: Part 6: Gunpowder
458
Gulliver tries to bargain for his freedom with the King of the giants.
Feb 18, 2022
Gulliver's Travels: Part 5: Palace of the giants
472
Our hero Gulliver is in the land of the giants, Brobdingnag.
Feb 04, 2022
Gulliver's Travels: Part 4: Voyage to Brobdingnag
461
Gulliver arrives in a country where he's not the largest, but the smallest ...
Jan 21, 2022
Gulliver's Travels: Part 3: Treachery and treason
450
When a fire breaks out at the palace, can Gulliver help?
Jan 14, 2022
Gulliver's Travels: Part 2: War with Blefuscu
426
Gulliver goes to war against Lilliput's enemies.
Jan 07, 2022
Gulliver's Travels: Part 1: Voyage to Lilliput
530
Our hero Gulliver wakes up in a strange land surrounded by hundreds of tiny people.
Dec 31, 2021
A Christmas Carol - part 5: The End of It
297
In his own bed, in his own room, Scrooge felt happy and ready to change his life.
Dec 24, 2021
A Christmas Carol: Part 4 - The Last of the Spirits
288
Scrooge was getting used to the company of ghosts by now but he was afraid of this one.
Dec 23, 2021
A Christmas Carol - Part 3: The Second of Three Spirits
349
Scrooge wakes before the clock strikes one, ready for the Spirit of Christmas Present.
Dec 22, 2021
A Christmas Carol - Part 2: The First of Three Spirits
349
An adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Scrooge meets the Ghost of Christmas Past.
Dec 21, 2021
A Christmas Carol - Part 1: Marley's ghost
301
An adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. In this episode, meet Ebenezer Scrooge.
Dec 20, 2021
English at Work: Episode 50: Reality bites
346
Learn language to use when making someone redundant.
Dec 17, 2021
English at Work: Episode 49: Award-winning!
391
It's award time at the International Plastics Convention! Will Anna's team win the prize?
Dec 10, 2021
English at Work: Episode 48: Face to face
353
Will Anna be able to make some useful contacts at the International Plastics Convention?
Dec 03, 2021
English at Work: Episode 47: Talking sense
391
How will Anna stop rumours flying round the office?
Nov 26, 2021
English at Work: Episode 46: Acting up
340
Anna has to step up to take charge while the boss is missing.
Nov 19, 2021
English at Work: Episode 45: The plastic aubergine
350
Anna has to pitch her new idea for a plastic aubergine to Paul the boss.
Oct 29, 2021
English at Work: Episode 44: Computer Crisis
341
Something's happened to the computers and everyone's work has disappeared!
Oct 22, 2021
English at Work: Episode 43: Doing your homework
429
This episode focuses on the language you need to carry out customer research.
Oct 15, 2021
English At Work - Ep 42 - Language to use when writing a proposal
337
Anna and Tom are finally on their dinner date!
Oct 08, 2021
Father and Son: Episode 10
388
Arthur Montgomery is suspected of murdering Jamie Phelps. The race is on to find him.
Oct 01, 2021
Father and Son: Episode 9
263
A witness comes forward with some revealing information.
Sep 24, 2021
Father and Son: Episode 8
226
The detectives try to work out how and when Jamie's body landed on the beach.
Sep 17, 2021
Father and Son: Episode 7
213
The body of the missing man, Jamie Phelps, has been discovered.
Sep 10, 2021
Father and Son: Episode 6
305
Does Arthur Montgomery have important information about Jamie's last movements?
Sep 03, 2021
Father and Son: Episode 5
320
Meet some people who knew missing man, Jamie Phelps. What will they reveal?
Aug 27, 2021
Father and Son: Episode 4
244
Pip has been found but his father is still missing.
Aug 20, 2021
Father and Son: Episode 3
303
There's an important discovery in the search for a missing father and son.
Aug 13, 2021
Father and Son: Episode 2
264
The detectives continue to hear from Lucy Phelps about her missing husband and son.
Aug 06, 2021
Father and Son: Episode 1
261
In our new crime drama, a woman reports her husband and son missing.
Jul 30, 2021
English At Work: Episode 41: Doing it by the book
311
Tom's had an accident! Can Anna sort out health and safety problems at work?
Jul 23, 2021
English At Work: Episode 40: The Appraisal
360
It's time for Anna's appraisal. But will Anna like what Paul has to say?
Jul 16, 2021
English At Work: Episode 39: Disciplining a member of staff
357
It's time for discipline and someone to give Rachel a warning.
Jul 09, 2021
English At Work: Episode 38: Oranges and lemons
318
Tense times at Tip Top Trading! What can Anna do before Rachel goes too far?
Jul 02, 2021
English At Work: Episode 37: Rachel the rabbit!
333
Anna's struggling to work with Rachel, the new member of staff at Tip Top Trading.
Jun 25, 2021
English At Work: Episode 36: The power struggle
421
There's a new person coming in to work – will she and Anna get on with each other?
Jun 04, 2021
English at Work: Ep 35: Lost in France!
338
Anna and Tom's flight home is cancelled. What can they do?
May 28, 2021
English At Work: Episode 34: The business trip
331
Anna and Tom are trying clinch the deal with a French trader. Will they succeed?
May 21, 2021
English At Work: Episode 33: Booking a flight
334
Will Anna manage to book the flight to France to finalise a business deal?
May 14, 2021
English At Work: Episode 32: The deal is off!
345
Can Anna renegotiate a deal with Tip Top Trading's customers in France?
May 07, 2021
English At Work: Episode 31: Sign on the dotted line
328
Will Anna be able to secure a deal with a French company?
Apr 30, 2021
English At Work: Episode 30: Two heads are better than one
280
One of the companies Anna cold-called has got in touch!
Apr 23, 2021
English At Work: Episode 29: Putting the feelers out
397
Anna's making some cold calls to find new clients for Tip Top Trading.
Apr 16, 2021
English At Work: Episode 28: Home truths
375
After announcing a new strategy, Mr Socrates joins the team at the pub.
Apr 09, 2021
English At Work: Episode 27: Getting down to business
337
Big boss Mr Socrates is visiting the Tip Top Trading offices and he's got some bad news!
Apr 02, 2021
English At Work: Episode 26: You cannot be serious!
343
The big boss is fussy about his hotel room. Looks like Anna has to do some complaining!
Mar 26, 2021
English At Work: Episode 25: The big cheese
328
The boss is in town! Can Anna use the right language to book him a hotel room?
Mar 19, 2021
English At Work: Episode 24: No smoke without fire
273
Emergency! There's a fire at Tip Top Trading!
Mar 12, 2021
English At Work: Episode 23: Risky business
284
Paul decides it's time to give his team a health and safety update.
Mar 05, 2021
English At Work: Episode 22: The smoker
266
Anna is off to meet Mr Ingle, the warehouse manager, to discuss stock management.
Feb 26, 2021
English At Work: Episode 21: Don't panic!
349
Anna's been chosen to head up the company's stock management. But she needs help!
Feb 19, 2021
English At Work: Episode 20: The Team Meeting
251
An office meeting has been scheduled, but the boss is late! Will Anna take charge?
Feb 12, 2021
English At Work: Episode 19: The open window
237
There's a big mix-up. Learn language that explains there has been a misunderstanding.
Feb 05, 2021
English At Work: Episode 18: The email
247
Anna's having some problems with writing an email. Luckily, Tom has some words of wisdom.
Jan 29, 2021
English At Work: Episode 17: Lemon-sized luxury boxes
229
Mr Lime calls again to order some boxes for his Imperial Lemons.
Jan 22, 2021
English At Work: Episode 16: Slimy Limey!
237
Anna needs to say 'no'. How is she going to refuse Mr Lime's offer politely?
Jan 15, 2021
English At Work: Episode 15: Seb Lime
313
Anna's been told to improve her telephone manner. What tips will Denise give her?
Jan 08, 2021
English At Work: Episode 14: Telephone tell-tale
249
Following her successful presentation, Anna expects some good feedback from the boss.
Jan 01, 2021
English At Work: Episode 13: The Imperial Lemon
243
Anna's making her pitch to Mr Lime, but it's going wrong! How will she cope?
Dec 25, 2020
English At Work: Episode 12: The big day
259
Presentation time! It's a big day for Anna as she presents Tip Top Trading's new product.
Dec 18, 2020
English At Work: Episode 11: Overtime
263
Anna's been burning the candle at both ends. But will her efforts pay off?
Dec 11, 2020
English At Work: Episode 10: The brainstorm
244
The team get together to share ideas about the launch of a product, but they can't agree!
Dec 04, 2020
English At Work: Episode 9: The warehouse
259
How will Anna get on checking information with the warehouse staff?
Nov 27, 2020
English At Work: Episode 8: Room 301
269
Tom and Anna have a meeting with their boss, but who's getting praised and who's not?
Nov 20, 2020
English At Work: Episode 7: Mr Lime's grapefruits
264
Anna's got some apologising to do. Can she deal with Mr Lime's grapefruit mix-up?
Nov 13, 2020
English At Work: Episode 6: Double-booked
227
Tom is in a panic! Luckily Anna steps in and offers to help with his meeting crisis.
Nov 06, 2020
English At Work: Episode 5: The Queen of Sheba
244
Anna turns to her colleagues to ask for help, but upsets Denise by sounding too bossy.
Oct 30, 2020
English At Work: Episode 4: Doing lunch
242
Anna is determined to be friendly with her new colleagues and to make a good impression.
Oct 23, 2020
English At Work: Episode 3: The Crisis
275
Denise explains why she's in a state of panic. Learn language for making suggestions.
Oct 16, 2020
English At Work: Episode 2: The Interruption
233
Anna’s job interview continues. But with all the pressure, she has frozen mid-sentence...
Oct 09, 2020
English At Work: Episode 1: Language for interviews
274
Anna wants to join Tip Top Trading. Can she pass the interview?
Oct 02, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 10: Alice's evidence
334
Alice is at the trial. Will the Queen let her escape without a punishment?
Sep 25, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 9: Who stole the tarts?
264
Alice finds herself at a trial. Did the Knave of Hearts steal the Queen's tarts?
Sep 18, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 8: Croquet with the Queen
365
Alice plays croquet with the Queen. But what are the rules?
Sep 11, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 7: A mad tea-party
289
Alice finds the Hatter and the March Hare having a very strange tea-party.
Sep 04, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 6: Pig and Pepper
272
Someone inside the Duchess's house is angry - but who?
Aug 28, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 5: Advice from a caterpillar
363
Alice is beginning to wonder who she is, when a caterpillar gives her some advice...
Aug 21, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 4: The White Rabbit's house
324
Alice is too big to fit inside the White Rabbit's house.
Aug 14, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 3: The Caucus-race
349
Alice meets all sorts of creatures as she swims around in a pool of her tears.
Aug 07, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 2: The pool of tears
322
Alice can't stay the same size for more than a few minutes. She cries a pool of tears.
Jul 31, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 1: Down the rabbit hole
361
Alice is an ordinary girl, until the day a white rabbit runs past her, saying "I'm late!"
Jul 24, 2020
Jamaica Inn: Part 10: The truth is out
396
Mary has a dangerous journey ahead, but help comes from an unexpected place.
Jul 17, 2020
Jamaica Inn: Part 9: The Vicar of Altarnum
440
Mary wants to talk to the vicar about the murder of her uncle, but he's not there.
Jul 10, 2020
Jamaica Inn: Part 8: A shocking discovery
342
Mary's uncle is planning to escape from Jamaica Inn. He fears someone wants to kill him.
Jul 03, 2020
Jamaica Inn: Part 7: Shipwreck
392
Mary finds out what Joss and his gang of bad men really get up to at night.
Jun 26, 2020
Jamaica Inn: Part 6: The horse market
384
A shocking confession and a daring escape... Listen to this exciting episode.
Jun 19, 2020
Jamaica Inn: Part 5: Lost on the moor
434
Joss storms out of the house and sets off across the moor. Mary decides to follow him.
Jun 12, 2020
Jamaica Inn: Part 4: The horse thief
385
Mary finds herself attracted to a visitor to Jamaica Inn. But... can he be trusted?
Jun 05, 2020
Jamaica Inn: Part 3: Strange goings-on
396
Mary has to work in the bar of Jamaica Inn. There are strange goings-on in the yard...
May 29, 2020
Jamaica Inn: Part 2: A cold and lonely place
440
Mary arrives at Jamaica Inn and meets her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss.
May 22, 2020
Jamaica Inn: Part 1: Meet Mary Yellan
375
Listen to our 10-part adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel, Jamaica Inn.
May 15, 2020