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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
English At Work: Episode 21: Don't panic!
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
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
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
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
Mr Lime calls again to order some boxes for his Imperial Lemons.
Jan 22, 2021
English At Work: Episode 16: Slimy Limey!
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
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
Following her successful presentation, Anna expects some good feedback from the boss.
Jan 01, 2021
English At Work: Episode 13: The Imperial Lemon
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
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
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
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
How will Anna get on checking information with the warehouse staff?
Nov 27, 2020
English At Work: Episode 8: Room 301
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Anna wants to join Tip Top Trading. Can she pass the interview?
Oct 02, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 10: Alice's evidence
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?
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
Alice plays croquet with the Queen. But what are the rules?
Sep 11, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 7: A mad tea-party
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
Someone inside the Duchess's house is angry - but who?
Aug 28, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 5: Advice from a caterpillar
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
Alice is too big to fit inside the White Rabbit's house.
Aug 14, 2020
Alice in Wonderland: Part 3: The Caucus-race
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
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
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
Mary has a dangerous journey ahead, but help comes from an unexpected place.
Jul 17, 2020
Jamaica Inn: Part 9: The Vicar of Altarnum
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
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
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
A shocking confession and a daring escape... Listen to this exciting episode.
Jun 19, 2020
Jamaica Inn: Part 5: Lost on the moor
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
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
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
Mary arrives at Jamaica Inn and meets her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss.
May 22, 2020
Jamaica Inn: Part 1: Meet Mary Yellan
Listen to our 10-part adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel, Jamaica Inn.
May 15, 2020