BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 – Hard Stop

BBC Radio 4 has released the synopsis for the radio play Hard Stop a new radio play by Peter Bleksley starring Daniel Mays.

Hard Stop

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Daniel Mays stars as PC Sam Jenkins, an armed officer sent to intercept a known criminal whom Police Intelligence has reported is on his way to shoot an arch rival.

The interception involves a highly risky operation known as a Hard Stop involving four police cars boxing in a speeding vehicle forcing it to stop before apprehending or neutralizing its occupants.

Having forced two young men off the road Jenkins imagines he sees the passenger reach for a gun and shoots him four times with his rifle. Though a weapon is discovered inside the car it appears that it is unloaded and in effect harmless. The Prosecution and Defence now are faced with the task of arguing whether a Hard Stop was the right tactic deployed.

Daniel Mays ….. PC Sam Jenkins
Andrea Lowe ….. Jane Tucker
John McAndrew ….. David Fenton QC
Baba Oyedije ….. Dennis Alam
Ron Cook ….. DI Quigley
Robert Blythe ….. Professor Moore
Peter Bleksley ….. Inspector Martin
Sanchia McCormack ….. Court Usher
Khali Best ….. Herol Jackson
Chetna Pandya ….. Judge

Eoin O’Callaghan ….. Director
Gemma McMullan ….. Producer

Hard Stop airs Thursday 13 April at 2:15PM on BBC Radio 4.  The programme will be available via BBC Radio iPlayer shortly after broadcast.

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BBC Radio 4 – Hard Stop

Daniel Mays has been recording “Hard Stop” a new radio play by Peter Bleksley for BBC Radio 4. Other cast includes Khali Best and Baba Oyejide.

“Hard Stop” is scheduled to air on BBC Radio 4 Thursday 13 April at 2:15PM.

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BBC Radio 4 Front Row – From the Royal Court

Tune in to BBC Front Row on BBC Radio 4 Monday 30 May at 19:15 for an exciting half hour presentation of #60yearsNew at The Royal Court. Daniel Mays joins other actors to perform scenes from key plays:

Front Row marks 60 years of The Royal Court Theatre by discussing the value of new writing for the stage. In front of an audience John Wilson is joined by The Royal Court’s Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, The Guardian’s theatre critic Michael Billington, and playwrights Simon Stephens, Stef Smith and Diana Nneka Atuona. Scenes from key plays are performed by David Tennant, Daniel Mays and Ami Metcalf, Ashley Zhangazha and Lisa Mcgrillis, Roy Williams, Kate Ashfield and Tom Hollander.

Daniel Mays reads from Motortown and gives his thoughts on what it was like to be involved in the performance of Simon Stephens’s incredible play.

This programme will also be available worldwide shortly after broadcast on BBC Radio iPlayer.
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The Caretaker & LOD 3: Upcoming Press

Catch Daniel Mays on the radio and television over the next week:

Our friends at Anglonerd have a great interview with Daniel Mays about Line of Duty Series 3.

Wednesday 27 April 16:00 BBC Radio Kent

Friday 29 April: BBC Radio Stoke (interview begins at 2:31 mark)

Saturday  30 April 9:30AM: Channel 5’s The Saturday Show (along with Craig Parkinson)

Saturday 30 April 18:15: Loose Ends BBC Radio 4

Monday 2 May at 13:00: BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester

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Community Service – BBC Radio 4

You can catch up with Community Service on BBC iPlayer Radio.

Written by Jonny O’Neill and starring Daniel Mays, Leo Bill, and Katie Redford.

Danny Mays stars as Tommy, a young man in court for the first time and facing consequences that risk putting his whole life in jeopardy.

Tommy has spent his life being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whether it’s problems at school or scrapes with the law, he has a fabled knack of attracting trouble. But this time his predicament is harder to laugh off. Writer Jonny O’Neill’s moving and funny character study follows Tommy over the course of his first day in a London Magistrates’ Court, and sees him face some uncomfortable, but perhaps necessary, truths.

Community Service will be available via BBC iPlayer shortly after broadcast.

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Community Service – BBC Radio 4 – 17 Dec

Community Service airs on BBC Radio 4 Thursday 17 December at 14:15.

Written by Jonny O’Neill and starring Daniel Mays and Leo Bill.

Danny Mays stars as Tommy, a young man in court for the first time and facing consequences that risk putting his whole life in jeopardy.

Tommy has spent his life being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whether it’s problems at school or scrapes with the law, he has a fabled knack of attracting trouble. But this time his predicament is harder to laugh off. Writer Jonny O’Neill’s moving and funny character study follows Tommy over the course of his first day in a London Magistrates’ Court, and sees him face some uncomfortable, but perhaps necessary, truths.

Community Service will be available via BBC iPlayer shortly after broadcast.

Daniel Mays official Twitter: @DanielMays9

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Seekers Series 2 Episode 6 – The Boy With the Wogan Tattoo

Seekers radio programme had its series finale episode last evening.

Episode 6: The Boy With the Wogan Tattoo: It’s the morning after Stuart’s stag night, his back hurts, & Mr Big is looking for him.

Previous Seekers episodes:Episode 1: What Did I Miss?
Episode 2: The Wedding Crushers
Episode 3: I Kissed a Bear and I Liked It
Episode 4: Stu’s Birthday
Episode 5: The Eight Letter Word

Daniel Mays Official Twitter: @DanielMays9

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Seekers Series 2 Episode 5: The Eight-Letter Word

Catch up with Seekers episode 5: The Eight Letter Word.

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 next Thursday 9 July at 23:00 for the final episode of this series of Seekers: The Boy With the Wogan Tattoo: It’s the morning after Stuart’s stag night, his back hurts, & Mr Big is looking for him.

Previous Seekers episodes:
Episode 1: What Did I Miss?
Episode 2: The Wedding Crushers
Episode 3: I Kissed a Bear and I Liked It
Episode 4: Stu’s Birthday

Daniel Mays Official Twitter: @DanielMays9

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Seekers Series 2 Episode 4: Stu’s Birthday

Catch up with Seekers episode 4: Stu’s Birthday Tune in to BBC Radio 4 next Thursday 2 July  at 23:00 for Episode 5: The Eight Letter Word: Stuart says something very silly, and Nicola tries to impress Vanessa to gain her confidence.
Previous Seekers episodes: Episode 1: What Did I Miss?
Episode 2: The Wedding Crushers
Episode 3: I Kissed a Bear and I Liked It

Daniel Mays Official Twitter: @DanielMays9

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Seekers Episode 2: The Wedding Crushers

Catch up with Seekers episode 2: The Wedding Crushers

Tune in Thursday 18 June for Episode 3: I Kissed a Bear and I Liked It:
Stuart needs to bond with Vanessa’s parents, and Joe and Terry raise an egg.

Previous Seekers episodes:
Episode 1: What Did I Miss?

Daniel Mays Official Twitter: @DanielMays9

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