The BBC is the world's largest producer of quality speech radio programming. BBC Radio International offers the pick of this unique output to audiences around the globe.
BBC comedy has a legendary reputation for developing comedy talent; Cult shows 'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy', 'People Like Us' and 'Little Britain' all began life on radio. Sketch shows, panel games and situation comedies can all be found in Radio International's archive, from 'The Goons' and 'Round The Horne' through to 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue' and 'Ed Reardon's Week'.
Crime, Romance, Thrillers, Horror, Science fiction... superb adaptations of everything from Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes' through to Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings', not to mention new works commissioned specially for radio.
Short stories, classic novels and best sellers; 'Fireside Tales' delivered with chilling verve by Christopher Lee, John Le Carre relishing his own 'The Constant Gardener', the thrilling 'The Day Of The Jackal' read by Derek Jacobi and F.Murray Abraham returning to the film that made him famous - Peter Shaffer's 'Amadeus'.
An astonishing range of subjects, from high art to popular culture - 'Michelangelo's David' to 'Long Live the Dead Parrot', Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody to 'Desperately Seeking Mozart' - all treated in a revealing, definitive and entertaining way.