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SATURDAY 30 JULY 2016

SAT 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnzy)
Earthsearch II, Sundeath

On an abandoned artificial sun, the Challenger crew probes the computer in charge. James Follett's space epic stars Sean Arnold.

SAT 00:30 Sounds Natural (b07m7kcq)
Bill Oddie

From the Bar-Tailed Godwit to the Black-Winged Stilt. Back in the days when BBC Springwatch wasn't even a twinkle in Auntie's transmitters, Bill Oddie from 'The Goodies' tells Derek Jones about his longstanding love of bird watching, and his travels to see them - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.
Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1973.

SAT 01:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037k47d)
Episode 15

Special agent, Dick Barton's disguise succeeds in garnering clues, but when he's rumbled, someone pays a high price.

The stirring 'Devil's Galop' heralds the arrival of Douglas Kelly as 'Dick Barton - Special Agent' in another thrilling tale of criminal masterminds, espionage and daring adventure.

Originally starring Noel Johnson, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies, Dick Barton ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951, but sadly, very few original recordings survive.

With the original lost, this is a very authentic sounding re-recording of 'The Cabatolin Diamonds' using the original scripts and music, which was made for international distribution. Happily the audio was rediscovered in 2009, lurking in the vaults of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, Australia.

Script by Geoffrey Webb.

Producer: Morris West

First broadcast in Australia in April 1949.

SAT 01:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015fqpm)
Episode 5

Stricken with amnesia, Albert Campion is confronted by the police who suspect him of being an imposter. Roger Allam reads Margery Allingham's mystery.

SAT 01:30 Bring On the Clowns (b00yrfw5)
Clowning is one of the oldest forms of entertainment. We have been laughing at their physical antics and outlandish make-up and costume for generations. If there is ever a crisis in a circus performance, the cry goes out-"Send in the clowns!" -and that function of clowning to heal awkward, embarrassing and sometimes painful situations is particularly resonant in contemporary society.

But what role does clowning have today? Traditionally associated with the circus ring, clowns are now often relegated to children's parties and as mascots in advertising promotions in car parks and burger bars. Do they still have the power to transform people (not just children) with laughter, wonder and fun?

A common definition of a clown is "an innocent abroad in a malevolent world" in which the clown takes a child-like approach to problems and events in an often-hostile social, political and natural environment. In the face of changing audiences, tastes and forms of entertainment, how has British Clowning adapted and what can it offer? It is often street performances and community arts projects that are the vanguard of urban regeneration and community renewal. And does clowning still retain its power to subvert through anarchic comedy and to transform our emotions through laughter?

The programme looks at the working lives of a number of contemporary clowns who inhabit the world of circus, rock festivals and church , street theatre and children's party, and whose work can take them into hospital wards and to the violent streets of Iraq. What role do they play in a world of economic downturn? Can their slapstick comedy beat depression in a recession?

Presenter: Tony Lidington
Producer: Mike Greenwood.

SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01kktn3)
Michael Palin - The Truth, Episode 10

Written by Michael Palin.

Publisher Ron Latham tells Mabbut that he's missed the real story of Melville and directs him to a man called Trickett to hear the truth. And Jay's boyfriend Shiraj disappears with Mabbut's money.

Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to write the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a highly influential activist and humanitarian - he seizes the chance to write something meaningful.

His search to find out the real story behind the legend takes Mabbut to the lush landscapes and environmental hotspots of India. The more he discovers about Melville, the more he admires him - and the more he connects with an idealist who wanted to make a difference. But is his quarry genuinely who he claims to be? Is he really a Gandhi-like leader of the people, a political mover and shaker, an enigma? These are the question Keith must ask himself. But as he soon discovers, the truth can be whatever we make it.

Read by Alex Jennings

Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Producer: Joanna Green
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 02:15 Sport and the British (b01bbcqn)
The Making of Men

The Duke of Wellington never said the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton but it could be argued that the might of the British Empire was moulded on the pitches of Rugby School.

As Clare Balding continues to chart the way the British have shaped sport and sport has shaped Britain, she visits Rugby to discover how the visionary headmaster, Thomas Arnold, ensured games lay at the heart of school life, producing men ready to rule. As the school archivist, Rusty MacLean, explains to her, on leaving, these pupils took the games they'd developed at Rugby to all parts of the globe, giving birth to numerous national sporting clubs in Africa and India, as well as developing new games like Aussie Rules and American football.

Readers, Brian Bowles, Stuart McLoughlin and Jack Firth
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0132pjx)
Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms, Episode 10

Concluding episode of Hemingway's greatest love story, set in the First World War, dramatised by Stephen Keyworth. 10/10 Frederic wishes the rain would stop.

Cast
Frederic ..... Patrick Kennedy
Catherine ..... Morven Christie
Nurses ..... Susie Riddell & Alex Tregear
Doctor ..... Daniel Rabin
Waiter ..... Simon Bubb

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b00772cn)
Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature, Episode 5

Lindsay Duncan reads from a new biography of the much-loved 20th century children's writer. Abridged by Alison Joseph.

5/5. At the end of a long life, Beatrix Potter had become a major landowner, a successful north country farmer and significant benefactor to the National Trust.

SAT 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076bwv0)
18-22 April 1916

On the week, in 1916, when a British naval patrol intercepted Sir Roger Casement bringing munitions to Ireland, alliances are broken and made in Ashburton.

Written by Lucy Catherine
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

Story-led by Richard Monks
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews

SECRET SHAKESPEARE - Did you spot them?
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SAT 04:00 Whispers (b007k3jj)
Series 3, Episode 6

Gyles Brandreth hosts the scandals quiz with Lucy Moore, Anthony Holden, John O'Farrell and Dan Tetsell. From November 2005.

SAT 04:30 No Commitments (b01mzjhq)
Series 10, The Ring Cycle

Roger offers a helping hand to his potential son-in-law's career, but how keen is Emily? Stars Bill Nighy. From March 2004.

SAT 05:00 Winston in Europe (b007w2mw)
Coping With Urges

Rosie fancies a dishy French estate agent, but Nancy reckons she saw him first. Stars Maurice Denham. From April 1992.

SAT 05:30 Sketchorama (b037v4g6)
Absolutely Special

Following the audience response to classic sketch group Absolutely's guest appearance on the second series of Radio 4's Sketchorama, this special edition is devoted to the reunion performance and features further, previously unheard material from the recording held in April 2013 at the Oran Mor venue in Glasgow.

The much-loved sketch group - consisting of Pete Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Moray Hunter, Gordon Kennedy and John Sparkes - recorded almost 45 minutes of material so this full half-hour show offers the opportunity to hear even more from Stoneybridge and Calum Gilhooley, as well as new sketches from other Absolutely characters such as Frank Hovis and The Old Lady Artist.

Producer: Gus Beattie.
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 06:00 Anton Chekhov - The Seagull (b07mcn2s)
1896: Life for people on the Sorin's country estate in Russia. Recorded on location.

Anton Chekhov described his classic play as "a comedy, four acts, rural scenery (a view over a lake): much talk of literature, little action, five bushels of love."

Stars Diana Quick as Madame Arkadina, Alex Jennings as Trigorin, Helena Bonham Carter as Nina, Robert Glenister as Constantin, Nina and Kate Buffery as Masha.

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.

SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b01cvcr6)
Playing Doctors and Nurses

Since the broadcasts of the Radio Doctor encouraged the British to open their bowels during the Second World War, the bowels of broadcasting organisations have filled up with factual and fictional series featuring doctors and nurses.

Mark Lawson visits the BBC's written archives centre in Caversham and reads through programme files detailing reactions to some of the Radio Doctor scripts, worries about the accuracy of early documentary dramas and behind the scenes information about the making of well known series including Dr Finlay's Casebook, The Singing Detective and Angels.

He meets the doctor turned writer Richard Gordon, whose name adorns the jackets of the Doctor in the House books, which have been adapted as film, tv and radio series. And he talks to the former medic Jed Mercurio, who created the TV series Cardiac Arrest, which is regularly voted the most realistic medical drama in polls of medical professionals.

Actor Alan Alda explains how his role in Mash helped to save his life and we hear whether Hugh Laurie (star of House) and Helen Baxendale (star of Cardiac Arrest) believe doctors should be seen as heroic figures. Mal Young, the former head of continuing drama serials at the BBC, discusses having to answer complaints about realism, graphic footage and political bias in Casualty and Holby City. Programme makers' responsibilities are debated by Roger Graef, whose many documentaries about aspects of medicine include Inside Great Ormond Street, and who chairs the Mental Health Media Awards: honouring accurate depictions of psychiatric illness in medical fact and fiction.

Dramas which have been condemned by the medical profession for giving patients false hopes of salvation or resuscitation are now used to train would be doctors - what does Richard Gordon think of this trend?

Producer: Robyn Read.

SAT 09:00 Rodgers & Hammerstein - Carousel (b07mcp5y)
Mandy Patinkin and Deborah Myers star in the classic 1945 Broadway musical. With music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, it's based on Ferenc Molnar's 1909 play 'Liliom' - transferring the setting to the New England coast of Maine between 1873 and 1888.

Telling the tale of the bumpy romance of fairground barker, Billy Bigelow and mill worker, Julie Jordan, it features many familiar songs including: 'You'll Never Walk Alone', 'June Is Bustin' Out All Over', 'When the Children Are Asleep', 'My Boy Bill' and 'If I Loved You'.

Carousel initially ran for 890 performances on Broadway and earned more success after opening in London in 1950.

Stars Mandy Patinkin as Billy Bigelow, Deborah Myers as Julie Jordan, Janie Dee as Carrie Pipperidge, Josephine Blake as Mrs Mullin, Howard Attfield as David Bascombe, Shezwae Powell as Nettie Fowler, Barry James as Enoch Snow, John Altman as Jigger Craigin, Michael Cahill as Heavenly Friend and David Kelsey as Starkeeper.

With The Children of The Sylvia Young Choir, The Stephen Hill Singers and The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Alwyn.

Producer: John Langridge

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1995.

SAT 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b072181l)
Jeff Lynne

ELO's Jeff Lynne chooses 'If I Loved You' from Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein and 'Only the Lonely' by Roy Orbison.

SAT 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rvzks)
Series 1, The Economist

Fuming Harold decides their rag and bone business needs some bite.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Ian Burford.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962. The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

Adapted for radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by Gale Pedrick.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966.

SAT 12:30 Hobby Bobbies (b036l2ld)
Series 1, Dangerous Minds

New sitcom where Britain's longest serving PCSO and its laziest make quite a pairing.

Written by Dave Lamb (voice of Come Dine With Me) and starring Richie Webb (Horrible Histories), Nick Walker and Noddy Holder (yes - that Noddy Holder).

Episode 1: Dangerous Minds
Geoff's decision to finally rebel against his domineering Dad doesn't go quite as he'd have liked.

Writer: Dave Lamb
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 13:00 Natural Bounce: Omnibus (b07mcvpd)
Bev and Shirl, the world's worst hairdressers, discover fitness might be the ticket to making money. Stars Lorraine Ashbourne.

SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07mcvtw)
John Barrowman

Actor and singer John Barrowman chooses 'After The Lovin'' by Englebert Humperdinck and 'Goodbye My Friend' by Linda Ronstadt.

SAT 14:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b00751hc)
Paul Theroux

The controversial novelist and travel writer talks to Dr. Anthony Clare about what spurs him on to write. From July 1997.

Psychiatrist Dr Anthony Clare's in depth interviews with prominent people from different walks of life.

Born in Dublin, author Anthony held a doctorate in medicine, a master's degree in philosophy and was a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. After becoming a regular on BBC Radio 4's Stop the Week in the 1980s, he became Britain's best-known psychiatrist and earned his own vehicle, In the Psychiatrist's Chair. Starting in 1982, this series ran until 2001 and also transferred to TV. Series highlights include conversations with Bob Monkhouse, Cecil Parkinson and Gerry Adams.

Anthony Clare died suddenly in Paris aged 64 in 2007.

SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b01cvcr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SAT 16:00 Anton Chekhov - The Seagull (b07mcn2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SAT 18:00 Afternoon Drama (b01r9wcq)
Mike Walker - The Edison Cylinders

Rhona Forrester, a physicist in a sound laboratory, is persuaded by an old flame to restore some early wax cylinder recordings. But the voice that emerges begins to exert a malevolent influence.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by John Taylor

A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 18:45 Shirley Jackson - The Lottery (b07mczkx)
4 Extra Debut. An American village's annual lottery draw stirs up emotions. Is winning it something to be welcomed? Read by Barbara Barnes.

SAT 19:00 Grace Dent's Guide to Growing Up a Girl (b03ymqz4)
"I was in Methodist 22nd Brownie pack and a Seconder in the Pixies. I am still angry I was not made Sixer. I think my whole career is based on avenging this injustice."

Memories flood back for writer and columnist Grace Dent as she returns to the childhood bedroom-in-her-head, with a selection of programmes celebrating growing up a girl.

Over three hours, Grace stomps about with Pippi Longstocking in The Strongest Girl in the World, escapes into the world of girls' comics and Girl magazine with 43 Years in The Third Form featuring Rosanna: Schoolgirl of Mystery and Angela: The Air Hostess! It was the 1950s. Decades later, Grace also discovers: What Is It About Judy Blume?

Away from books, Meera Syal explores the pitfalls of female friendship in Anita and Me; Emma Kennedy endures acute adolescent embarrassment on a disastrous camping holiday in the 1970s with The Tent, The Bucket and Me; Josie Long reveals why she never should've gone out with Luke in My Teenage Diary and Everything But the Girl's Tracey Thorn warns of the perils of 'tarty trousers' in her musical memoir Bedsit Disco Queen.

Along from archive over the decades - we enjoy a gloriously unselfconscious Grease sing-along and discuss the difficulties of finding a husband at finishing school. There's also a 10-year-old aspirant housewife, a champion tea-making brownie and a schoolgirl hoyden turned junior suffragette.

Produced for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Testbed Audio.

SAT 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b013qzvm)
Series 3, Michael Winner

My Teenage Diary returns with four more brave celebrities ready to revisit their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries and reading them out in public for the very first time.

Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by film director and restaurant critic Michael Winner, whose journals describe an impossibly glamorous trip to America in 1953 and a titillating canoe accident.

Producer: Harriet Jaine
A Talkback Thames production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b007wvmw)
Series 1, Episode 2

The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Mark Steel. From May 2005.

SAT 23:00 The Mary Whitehouse Experience (b044p64l)
Series 4, Episode 3

Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt, Robert Newman and David Baddiel skewer bonfire night and confront Vidal Sassoon. From November 1990.

SAT 23:30 2525 (b03nj185)
Episode 3

In the year 2525, if man is still alive, if woman can survive... then it may sound something like this. Set 511 years in the future, 2525 invites you to hear more snippets of our future from talking billboards to a dieting consumer of planets.

Written by Colin Birch, Ali Crockatt and David Scott, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, Jon Hunter, Jane Lamacraft, Stuart Cotterill, John Luke Roberts and Eddie Robson

Produced by Ashley Blaker
A John Stanley production for BBC Radio 4.


SUNDAY 31 JULY 2016

SUN 00:00 Afternoon Drama (b01r9wcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]

SUN 00:45 Shirley Jackson - The Lottery (b07mczkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]

SUN 01:00 Natural Bounce: Omnibus (b07mcvpd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]

SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07mcvtw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]

SUN 02:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b00751hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]

SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b01cvcr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]

SUN 04:00 Anton Chekhov - The Seagull (b07mcn2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]

SUN 06:00 Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms: Omnibus (b01381tq)
Episode 2

Frederic's life is in danger as anarchy rules on the Italian retreat, and it's every man for himself. Stars Patrick Kennedy. Episode 2 of 2.

SUN 07:15 Out of Armenia (b04w0khs)
Yerevan

As Charles Emmerson's journey through the Armenian diaspora draws to a close, he travels to Yerevan, the capital of modern Armenia, in the shadow of Mount Ararat.

Over rich piano chords, through a haze of cigarette smoke, Charles speaks to Levon Malkhasyan, Armenia's most famous jazz musician. He hears the Yerevan stories which define it as a city - its Soviet construction in the 1920s, the earthquake of 1988 and, since the 1990s, the city's opening up to the diaspora world.

Poor, isolated, cut off from neighbouring Turkey, keeping an uneasy ceasefire with Azerbaijan, dependent on Russia, Yerevan is no natural cosmopolitan centre. Yet with Mount Ararat floating above its sky-line of Soviet-built tower blocks, it has become a city for diasporans to call their own. From Toronto, Melbourne, Paris or Boston, some visit for summer jaunts, others to reassert who they are.

"You realise that Armenian identity is much more expansive", says Scout Tufankjian, an American-Armenian photographer newly-returned from a four year voyage documenting the Armenian diaspora around the world. The bonds that tie Armenians together - visible and invisible, tangible and intangible - are real.

Scout remembers a few lines of William Saroyan, the American-Armenian writer: "the glance, the gesture, the smile, and through these things the swift rebirth of the race, timeless and again strong..." More than history, more than religion, more than suffering, more than political claims - an innate sense of what it means to be Armenian, in and out of Armenia.

Produced by Cicely Fell
An Above The Title production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 07:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b01k9hmd)
Pilot

Katherine Parkinson and Julian Rhind-Tutt star in this 2012 'Comedy Showcase' sitcom pilot about an alien invasion of a small English village. Series 1 followed in 2013.

The Geonin are not your typical alien invaders. Instead of the usual all-at-once approach to global domination (which usually fails, they've noticed) they've decided to start small. They've encircled a small English village with an impenetrable heat wave, preventing anything coming in or out. With Cresdon Green as their base, they will learn about humankind, using their knowledge to effectively and efficiently spread their domination over the rest of the world, bit by bit.

Katrina just came back to borrow some money from her parents. And, having been turned down, she's really in no mood to stick around - but the Geonin are not letting anyone in or out, and she has tickets to the theatre in London. So what choice does she have but to start The Resistance?

Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully is written by Eddie Robson (That Mitchell and Webb Sound, Newsjack), and stars Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing, The Hour), Jan Francis (Just Good Friends, Emmerdale), Peter Davison (A Very Peculiar Practice, Dr Who), Dave Lamb (Horrible Histories, Come Dine With Me), Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones), John-Luke Roberts (Spats, BBC Three Live At The Fringe) and Don Gilet (EastEnders, The Line of Beauty).

Producer: Ed Morrish.

SUN 08:00 We're in Business (b07md68m)
Changing Rooms

Can Dudley and Harry get along in their new noisy lodgings?

Stars Peter Jones as Dudley, Harry Worth as Harry and Irene Handl as Miss Boot. With Dick Emery.

Peter Jones is small-time businessman, Dudley Grosvenor who's always out to make a fast buck - usually at the expense of his side-kick, Harry Worth.

Written by Marty Feldman, Barry Took and Peter Jones.

A selection of surviving episodes from two series broadcast between 1959-1960.

Producer: Charles Maxwell.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1960.

SUN 08:30 Meet the Huggetts (b00nm0k5)
Transatlantic Tangle

The Huggett family are baffled by a mystery letter that arrives from America.

Stars Jack Warner as Joe, Kathleen Harrison as Ethel, George Howell as Bobby, Marion Collins as Jane, Charles Leno as Fred Stebbings and Patrica Hayes as Mamie Webb.

Popular working-class family, the Huggetts first hit the cinema screen with a series of Gainsborough films between 1947 and 1949. Their subsequent BBC radio series ran from 1953 to 1962.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire.

Producer: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1957.

SUN 09:00 Van Gogh's Ear: The True Story (b07mm587)
Rebecca Front reads Bernadette Murphy's account of her mission to solve one of 19th century's most perplexing art mysteries.

SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07md704)
Amy Williams

Winter Olympics gold medal winner Amy Williams chooses Pachelbel's 'Canon in D Major' and 'I Gotta Feeling' by the Black Eyed Peas.

SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b07md812)
Olympians, Rebecca Adlington

4 Extra Debut. From Ed Sheeran to the Spice Girls, the Olympic gold medallist swimmer shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From June 2015.

SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b07mdbw8)
Series 3, Two Weddings and a Prison Break

True stories told live in the USA: Meg Bowles introduces stories about marriages, secrets and taking your chances.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling based in the USA. Since 1997, it has celebrated both the raconteur and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theatres and clubs around New York City and later around the USA, the UK and other parts of the world.

The Moth has presented more than 15,000 stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 27 million times a year.

Featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, from the humorous to the heart-breaking.

The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Jay Allison and Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and is distributed by the Public Radio Exchange.

SUN 12:00 We're in Business (b07md68m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SUN 12:30 Meet the Huggetts (b00nm0k5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

SUN 13:00 Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms: Omnibus (b01381tq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SUN 14:15 Out of Armenia (b04w0khs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]

SUN 14:30 James Kelman - Dirt Road (b07mdcm4)
Episode 2

As his family look forward to the Alabama Highland Gathering, Murdo is starting to worry. Read by Finn den Hertog.

SUN 15:45 Elizabeth Bowen -The Good Girl (b07mddgv)
4 Extra Debut. A young woman receives a marriage proposal while on holiday in Italy, is her reputation threatened? Read by June Barrie.

SUN 16:00 Ethel Lina White - The Lady Vanishes (b017557m)
A train, a missing governess and evil Nazi plans for Europe. All aboard for a gripping ride to adventure.

Dramatised by Neville Teller from Ethel Lina White's novel 'The Wheel Spins'.

Starring Renee Ascherson as Miss Froy, Jenny Funnell as Iris, Mark Tandy as Professor Wilberforce, Mark Paton as Maximillan Hare.

The book was also adapted as a 1938 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Director: Andy Jordan

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1999.

SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b07mdkhx)
Tales from Ovid - Arethusa; Salamacis and Hermaphroditus; Actaeon;Tiresias

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'Tales of Ovid'.

Poet Ted Hughes continues reading from his award-winning reworking of Ovid's Metamorphoses - stories of the teeming underworld and overworld of Romanised Greek myth and legend.

Featuring 'Arethusa','Salamacis and Hermaphroditus', 'Actaeon' and 'Tiresias', this highly praised collection won the 1997 Whitbread prize for poetry and WH Smith Literary Award.

Ted Hughes: born: 1930 and died: 1998.

Producer: Susan Roberts

First broadcast in two-parts on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.

SUN 17:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b01k9hmd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmgf)
Come as You Are

Horror film legend Vincent Price gets a chilling invitation to a very special costume party.

Co-starring Morris Perry, Betty Huntley-Wright and Peter Williams.

Scripted by Bill Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1974.

SUN 18:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b007jlzj)
Primary Phase, Fit the First

Arthur Dent is trying to stop his house being demolished to make way for a by-pass. But his friend, Ford Prefect (who hails not from Guildford, but somewhere near Betelgeuse), is more concerned about the imminent destruction of the Earth. Ford is a writer for the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, "the most successful book ever to have come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor" and he may just know how to avoid being evaporated by the Vogons...

The global multi-media success story that is "Hitchhiker's" started life as a Radio 4 series in March 1978. The original scripts by the late Douglas Adams then went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

The Guide helpfully informs us that the most obscene expletive in the galaxy is "Belgium".

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge and died in 2001 aged 49, after a fatal heart attack in his gym in California.

The answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything is 42.

With Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern and Jo Kendall. Produced by Simon Brett.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.

SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b07mdbw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

SUN 20:00 Van Gogh's Ear: The True Story (b07mm587)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07md704)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]

SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b07md812)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]

SUN 22:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b01k9hmd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 22:30 Fabulous (b00j2516)
Series 1, Episode 5

Things are looking up for Faye, with invites to management drinks and her boss's wedding. Stars Daisy Haggard. From June 2007.

SUN 22:45 Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment (b0089jzh)
Episode 5

Memoirs of a boy growing up in the 1970s. In the Fens, the full hideous truth is revealed. Written and read by Peter Bradshaw.

SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07n8zzx)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats again to Colin Mochrie.

SUN 23:00 The Secret World (b01n11x0)
Series 3, Episode 4

From Michael Caine to Mark Zuckerberg, Jon Culshaw and friends imagine the private lives of the famous. From September 2012.

SUN 23:30 The Young Postmen (b00fr1vh)
C'est la Legion

The posties organise a party, but end up in North Africa with a Hollywood star. With Alistair McGowan. From November 1992.


MONDAY 01 AUGUST 2016

MON 00:00 The Price of Fear (b007jmgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]

MON 00:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b007jlzj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]

MON 01:00 Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms: Omnibus (b01381tq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]

MON 02:15 Out of Armenia (b04w0khs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]

MON 02:30 James Kelman - Dirt Road (b07mdcm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]

MON 03:45 Elizabeth Bowen -The Good Girl (b07mddgv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]

MON 04:00 Ethel Lina White - The Lady Vanishes (b017557m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b07mdkhx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b01k9hmd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]

MON 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037v78c)
Episode 16

Dick Barton's chums are once more endangered by the smuggling ring. But this only spurs him onto harder pursuit.

The stirring 'Devil's Galop' heralds the arrival of Douglas Kelly as 'Dick Barton - Special Agent' in another thrilling tale of criminal masterminds, espionage and daring adventure.

Originally starring Noel Johnson, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies, Dick Barton ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951, but sadly, very few original recordings survive.

With the original lost, this is a very authentic sounding re-recording of 'The Cabatolin Diamonds' using the original scripts and music, which was made for international distribution. Happily the audio was rediscovered in 2009, lurking in the vaults of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, Australia.

Script by Geoffrey Webb.

Producer: Morris West

First broadcast in Australia in April 1949.

MON 06:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015p82f)
Episode 6

Celebrated amateur detective Albert Campion wakes in hospital accused of attacking a police officer, and suffering from acute amnesia. All he can remember is that he was on a mission of vital importance to His Majesty's government before his accident.

Still unable to regain his memory, Campion is on the run from the police, having knocked out the friendly local superintendent. Now he and his faithful servant Lugg are about to receive a most unwelcome visitor.

Roger Allam continues reading Margery Allingham's ten-part classic detective story from 1941.

Abridged and produced by Jane Greenwood.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Loftus Audio and first broadcast in 2011.

MON 06:30 In Search of the Holy Whale (b00xnynk)
In this sequel to In Search Of The Holy Quail, broadcaster Marc Riley and two more friends from the world of popular music, Richard Hawley and Jarvis Cocker, set out on a quirky quest to find some of the world's most spectacular and elusive sights.

Riley's whale-watching passion has taken him from Baja, Mexico to Iceland but in 2003 he discovered that some of the most amazing sights could be seen right on our doorstep in Skibereen, Ireland.

Keen to share his discovery, Marc persuades his curious friends to set sail on the very rough seas in the hope of an exhilarating encounter with these elusive creatures. As they struggle to find their sea legs our intrepid three contemplate life, the universe and the most important questions - how do you stop your glasses falling off and why shouldn't you sing to whales?

Producer: John Leonard
A Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 07:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vcx38)
Series 2, France

Can 18th-century smuggler Tamsyn escape the clutches of French revolutionaries? Stars Sheridan Smith. From May 2004.

MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b07lfrjv)
Series 65, Episode 5

The godfather of all panel shows pays a visit to the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend-on-Sea. Regulars Barry Cryer and Sandi Toksvig are joined on the panel by Miles Jupp and Richard Osman, with Jack Dee in the chair. Colin Sell accompanies on the piano.

Producer - Jon Naismith.

It is a BBC Studios production.

MON 08:00 Parsley Sidings (b007jp25)
Series 2, The Goods Train

There are sheepish looks all round when Bert considers becoming a hairdresser.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Kenneth Connor as Bradshaw/Valentine, Liz Fraser as Gloria/Sheep, Ian Lavender as Bert.

Jim Eldridge's eponymous series is set in a sleepy railway station. The Hepplewhites have run 'Parsley Sidings' station for generations and the current Station Master, Horace, hopes that his son Bert will continue the line. Mild-mannered Ticket Clerk Bert wants to work anywhere but on the railways. His colleague, Station Announcer Gloria Simpkins, secretly loves him. Porter Percy Valentine is an archetypal wheeler-dealer and the ancient Signalman, Bradshaw, causes havoc and dispenses home-made remedies in equal measure. The 'Parsley Sidings' nemesis is Phineas Perkins, the station master of Potwhistle Halt, one stop down the line.

Producer: Edward Taylor and a sheep.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1973.

MON 08:30 J Kingston Platt (b01s6bkk)
My Discovery

The showbiz veteran recalls taking on a pupil with incredible results. Written and read by Peter Jones. From September 1993.

MON 09:00 The Write Stuff (b00vcpf4)
Series 14, Marcel Proust

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness. With team captains John Walsh and Sebastian Faulks, discussing the life and works of Marcel Proust.

MON 09:30 A Whole New Ball Game (b00ftg1r)
Series 2, And Pigs Can Fry

The footie team's new strip causes controversy. Will they be ready for the new season? Stars Brenda Blethyn.

MON 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076c0cj)
25-29 April 1916

In the week that General Townshend surrendered, ending the Siege of Kut al Amara, there are calls to courage throughout the social scale in Ashburton.

Written by Lucy Catherine
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Story-led by Richard Monks
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.

MON 11:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Dangerous Calm (b0076h12)
The Letter Writers

Emily and Edmund know more about each other than anyone in the world, but how will their first meeting go? Read by Joanna David.

MON 11:15 Pete Lawson - The Deep End (b0075qxm)
Leni makes a surprising discovery at a public swimming pool. Moving drama about the loss of a baby. Stars Michelle Holmes.

MON 12:00 Parsley Sidings (b007jp25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 12:30 J Kingston Platt (b01s6bkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037v78c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 13:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015p82f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

MON 13:30 In Search of the Holy Whale (b00xnynk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 14:00 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x3s)
Episode 1

An eminent rabbi passes away in London and his estranged daughter, Ronit is compelled to return home from America. So begins a journey with far reaching consequences.

Naomi Alderman's witty and insightful novel read by Sara Kestelman and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime in 2006.

MON 14:15 Sport and the British (b01blfjy)
Playing Like Ladies

Clare Balding discovers that the freedoms Victorian public school girls found on the sports field were a precursor to the political and social freedoms that would change British society forever.

She visits Cheltenham Ladies College, founded in 1854. Headmistress, Dorothea Beale's vision for her girls was nothing short of a quiet revolution. Pupils began to do gymnastics, swimming and later, hockey and netball allowing them a physical freedom that previous generations had never known.

Readers, Sean Baker, Jo Munro and Jane Lawrence
Producer: Sara Conkey.

MON 14:30 Charlotte Bronte - The Professor (b00m0mb2)
Trade

Orphaned William Crimsworth is a young man with nothing. As he sets out to make his way in the world he doesn't want to be indebted to anyone. But running parallel with this need for self-control is the desperate need to love - and be loved in return.

Dramatisation of Charlotte Bronte's novel starring Paul Venables as William Crimsworth, Jonathan Keeble as Edward Crimsworth, Gerard McDermott as Lord Tynedale and Ruth Sillers as Mrs Crimsworth.

Dramatised by Rachel Joyce.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b014pw45)
One on One, Episode 1

Life is made up of individuals meeting one another. Often it is the most fleeting of these encounters that, in the fullness of time, turn out to be the most noteworthy.

Rudyard Kipling talks of the boche with John Scott-Ellis. Chirk Castle, Wrexham, North Wales Summer 1923
John Scott-Ellis knocks down Adolf Hitler. Briennerstrasse, Munich August 22nd 1931

Ingenious in its construction, witty in its narration, panoramic in its breadth, 'One on One' offers a delightful series of snapshots of the 20th century.

Readers: Eleanor Bron and Tom Hollander

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company Production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076c0cj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

MON 16:00 The Write Stuff (b00vcpf4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

MON 16:30 A Whole New Ball Game (b00ftg1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

MON 17:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vcx38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

MON 17:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b07lfrjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp0y)
Earthsearch II, Supermass

With the Angel computers weakened, the starship Challenger is plunging into a black hole.

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to the original Earthsearch.

Starring Sean Arnold as Commander Telson, Amanda Murray as Sharna, Haydn Wood as Darv, Kathryn Hurlbutt as Astra, Sonia Fraser as Angel One and Gordon Reid as Angel Two.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.

MON 18:30 A Good Read (b007690v)
Mike Hodges & Deborah Macmillan

Rosie Boycott welcomes film-maker, Mike Hodges and the artist, Lady Deborah Macmillan, to discuss their favourite paperbacks by Nevil Shute, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Leonardo Sciascia. From 2002.

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
Publisher: House of Stratus

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Penguin

The Day of the Owl by Leonardo Sciascia
Publisher: Granta.

MON 19:00 Parsley Sidings (b007jp25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 19:30 J Kingston Platt (b01s6bkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037v78c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 20:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015p82f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

MON 20:30 In Search of the Holy Whale (b00xnynk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 21:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Dangerous Calm (b0076h12)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

MON 21:15 Pete Lawson - The Deep End (b0075qxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b07lfrjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 22:30 That Mitchell and Webb Sound (b00mg8mx)
Series 4, Episode 3

Who will succeed Zorro? Can pensioners understand the futures trade? Comedy sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. From September 2009.

MON 23:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b07lj6yh)
Series 9, Kumar, Armstrong, Goodall

This week, the Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his new curator Noel Fielding welcome the Newsjack presenter and half of the double act Gentlemen of Leisure, the writer and comedian Nish Kumar; Professor of Experimental Architecture and TED fellow Rachel Armstrong; and the award winning composer of choral music, stage musicals, film and TV scores, Howard Goodall.

This week, the Museum's Guest Committee speculate on the appeal of a 50 year-old piece of vinyl; a magic spell in a bottle; and an extinct piano with no keys.

The show was researched by Mike Turner and Anne Miller of QI.

The producers were Richard Turner and James Harkin.

It was a BBC Studios Production.

MON 23:30 Elvenquest (b01r9crh)
Series 4, The Great Escape

The Questers discover the Sword of Asnagar but no sooner has Amis had time to wield it than they fall into one of Lord Darkness' evil traps and are marched off to the most escape-proof prison camp in all of Lower Earth.

Meanwhile, with the Sword of Asnagar finally in his hands, Lord Darkness will soon be declared supreme Ruler and commander of the Forces of Evil. But first, he has to organise a festival...

Starring:
Darren Boyd as Vidar
Louise Delamere as Penthiselea's mother
Kevin Eldon as Dean/Kreech
Dave Lamb as Amis/The Gatekeeper
Stephen Mangan as Sam
Alistair McGowan as Lord Darkness
Ingrid Oliver as Penthiselea
and
Mike Wozniak as Bunny

Written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto.

Producer: Sam Michell.


TUESDAY 02 AUGUST 2016

TUE 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]

TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b007690v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]

TUE 01:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037v78c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]

TUE 01:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015p82f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Monday]

TUE 01:30 In Search of the Holy Whale (b00xnynk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:00 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x3s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]

TUE 02:15 Sport and the British (b01blfjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]

TUE 02:30 Charlotte Bronte - The Professor (b00m0mb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b014pw45)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]

TUE 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076c0cj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:00 The Write Stuff (b00vcpf4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:30 A Whole New Ball Game (b00ftg1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]

TUE 05:00 Elephants to Catch Eels (b00vcx38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]

TUE 05:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b07lfrjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]

TUE 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037vq60)
Episode 17

Trapped once more, Dick and Freddie discover something new about their sometime female adversary.

The stirring 'Devil's Galop' heralds the arrival of Douglas Kelly as 'Dick Barton - Special Agent' in another thrilling tale of criminal masterminds, espionage and daring adventure.

Originally starring Noel Johnson, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies, Dick Barton ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951, but sadly, very few original recordings survive.

With the original lost, this is a very authentic sounding re-recording of 'The Cabatolin Diamonds' using the original scripts and music, which was made for international distribution. Happily the audio was rediscovered in 2009, lurking in the vaults of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, Australia.

Script by Geoffrey Webb.

Producer: Morris West

First broadcast in Australia in April 1949.

TUE 06:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015pbmp)
Episode 7

Still running from police, Campion escapes on a train, but is joined on board by a mysterious old man. Roger Allam reads Margery Allingham's mystery.

TUE 06:30 Bronzeville Lives: Chicago's Black Metropolis (b01064yg)
Episode 1

Bronzeville is a city within a city. The once teeming heart of Chicago's Black Metropolis on the city's Southside has shaped the career of President Obama, made music to change the world and been on the frontline of the American dream.

For generations it has been the most densely populated part of the city. Divided by great highways from white neighbourhoods, latterly defined by its disastrous public housing developments or 'projects', it has birthed the words of Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wright and Lorraine Hansberry. The music of gospel, blues & jazz, not to mention the publishing phenomenon of Ebony Magazine.

Between 1900-1944 Chicago's black population grew from 30,000 to 340,000 constrained largely to the Southside with Bronzeville at its heart. The Great Migration saw successive waves of black Americans abandon the poverty and murderous racism of the South's small towns to head for what many saw as 'the Promised Land'. Work, freedom from fear and a shot at the American dream drew millions to the concrete and steel of Chicago and its steel mills, slaughter yards and railways. For a time, those who dwelt in the Black Metropolis had a community bound tight by pride and the knowledge that they stood on their own.

The Black Metropolis is also the title of the classic 1945 study of this world. As historian Adam Green consults its words as a guide to today's streets so activist, teacher and historian Timuel Black recalls his family's journey from the South to Bronzeville. Susan Cayton Woodson remembers the time Paul Robeson drove her to this vibrant city to begin an new life and the writer Sam Greenlee spins bittersweet tales of a world on the cusp of disintegration and painful change.

Producer: Mark Burman.

TUE 07:00 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04phhxy)
Medieval Banquet

Dublin's theatrical costumiers dress a medieval banquet in a ghostly castle. With Frank Kelly and Anne Byrne. From October 1998.

TUE 07:30 The Missing Hancocks (b04nvkjn)
The Hancock Festival

Between 1954 and 1959, BBC Radio recorded 102 episodes of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's comedy classic Hancock's Half Hour. The first modern sitcom, it made stars of Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams, and launched Galton and Simpson on one of the most successful comedy-writing partnerships in history. But 20 episodes of the show are missing from the BBC archives, and have not been heard since their original transmission nearly sixty years ago. Now, five of those episodes have been lovingly re-recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, featuring a stellar cast led by Kevin McNally as The Lad Himself.

Tonight's episode: The Hancock Festival. Inspired by Somerset Maugham's pay packet, Tony becomes a writer. His friends are recruited to bring his dramatic offerings to life.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, and with the classic score newly recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the show stars Kevin McNally, Kevin Eldon, Simon Greenall, Robin Sebastian and Margaret Cabourn-Smith. The Hancock Festival was only ever broadcast once, in November 1954.

Produced by Ed Morrish and Neil Pearson.

TUE 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rzkyb)
Series 1, Wallah, Wallah, Catsmeat

The rag and bone business falters when Hercules the horse needs a vet.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962. The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

Adapted for radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by Gale Pedrick.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1966.

TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b0178qpk)
Chain Reaction

A mix-up over packages sparks perplexity for the bungling bureaucrats. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From July 1975.

TUE 09:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b07lj6yh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]

TUE 09:30 King of Bath (b049f20z)
The Clockwork Man

Can Beau Nash track down a highway man known as the Avon Avenger? Stars David Bamber and Andrew Wincott. From March 1999.

TUE 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076cb26)
2-6 May 1916

In the week, in 1916, when cheers met the announcement in Parliament that three Irish rebel leaders had been executed, it's a week of collisions in Ashburton.

Written by Shaun McKenna
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

Story-led by Richard Monks
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.

TUE 11:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Dangerous Calm (b0076h1k)
Spry Old Character

An elderly blind man finds a modicum of independence, but a trip to the fair gives pause for thought. Read by David Troughton.

TUE 11:15 Gideon Fell - To Wake the Dead (b04bzw4w)
The Riddle of the Stone

1937, on the eve of the coronation of King George VI, a woman is murdered in a grand London hotel. But the police know it's not the first of its kind...

First published in 1938, John Dickson Carr's thriller dramatised in two-parts by Peter Ling.

Starring Donald Sinden as detective, Doctor Gideon Fell. With John Hartley as Supt. Hadley, Richard Johnson as Sir Giles Gray, Wendy Craig as Melita Reaper, John Rowe as Dan Reaper and Tracy-Ann Oberman as Francine Forbes.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.

TUE 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rzkyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b0178qpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037vq60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 13:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015pbmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

TUE 13:30 Bronzeville Lives: Chicago's Black Metropolis (b01064yg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 14:00 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x48)
Episode 2

Both Dovid and Ronit struggle to cope with the responsibility of grief. Read by Sara Kestelman and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

TUE 14:15 Sport and the British (b01bllxk)
The Corinthian Ideal

Clare Balding examines the era when footballers were expected to be gentlemen,both on and off the pitch. The Football Association founded in 1863 was set up to ensure the boys that had attended the public schools of England could continue to play the game in adulthood by an agreed set of rules.They embodied the Corinthian spirit, the amateur ideal, one must not be seen to take sport too seriously, or to try too hard, superiority must be gained with apparent effortlessness. Clare looks at the life of C.B. Fry, the ultimate Corinthian - a polymath who could turn his hand to writing, politics, academia, cricket and football. In 1902 he was playing football for Corinthians and cricket for Surrey.

Reader, Brian Bowles
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

TUE 14:30 Charlotte Bronte - The Professor (b00m0wn2)
Freedom

Eschewing his aristocratic background, William Crimsworth has rejected aid from his mother's family. Stars Paul Venables.

TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b015797y)
One on One, Episode 2

By Craig Brown. Life is made up of individuals meeting one another. Often it is the most fleeting of these encounters that, in the fullness of time, turn out to be the most noteworthy.

Helen Keller and Martha Graham. 66 Fifth Avenue, New York December 1952

Ingenious in its construction, witty in its narration, panoramic in its breadth, 'One on One' offers a delightful series of snapshots of the 20th century.

Readers: Eleanor Bron and Tom Hollander

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company Production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076cb26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

TUE 16:00 Jest a Minute (b0170c50)
Series 2, Episode 2

Markus Birdman, Lloyd Langford, Chris Corcoran and Steve Williams star in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz in Cardiff. From December 2008.

TUE 16:30 King of Bath (b049f20z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

TUE 17:00 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04phhxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

TUE 17:30 The Missing Hancocks (b04nvkjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp1d)
Earthsearch II, Deathship

Dragged into an artificial black hole, the Challenger crew must face Spaceguard Six. Stars Sean Arnold and Haydn Wood.

TUE 18:30 The Tingle Factor (b07mdr4c)
Jonathan Miller

Writer and theatre director, Sir Jonathan Miller talks to Jeremy Nicholas about those moments in music which send a shiver down his spine.

Recalling his life and career - Jonathan's selection ranges from Tchaikovsky to the gripping theme from Dick Barton - Special Agent.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.

TUE 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rzkyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b0178qpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037vq60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 20:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015pbmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

TUE 20:30 Bronzeville Lives: Chicago's Black Metropolis (b01064yg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 21:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Dangerous Calm (b0076h1k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

TUE 21:15 Gideon Fell - To Wake the Dead (b04bzw4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

TUE 22:00 The Missing Hancocks (b04nvkjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 22:30 The Maltby Collection (b00crj7g)
Series 1, Episode 3

Curators Rod and Julian are both planning grand gestures. David Nobbs comedy starring Geoffrey Palmer and Julian Rhind-Tutt. From June 2007.

TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07n90hj)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Jessica Fostekew chats to Lucy Porter.

TUE 23:00 Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation (b017mv2v)
Tolerance

Mark Watson continues his quest to improve the world, nimbly assisted by Tim Key and Tom Basden and with the additional help of the listening audience as we broadcast live and invite them to join in.

Mark will be asking the big questions that are crucial to our understanding of ourselves and society - in a dynamic and thought provoking new format he opens the floor to the live audience and asks them to jump into the conversation via tweets and messages to work out how we can all make the world a better place.

This week Mark looks at "Tolerance" - Religious tolerance, moral tolerance, not striking the person next to you on the bus because they haven't worked out you can send a text without your phone beeping every time you press a key. It's important to tolerate others' faults, their little quirks, and their massive despicable crimes. But can tolerance make us into doormats, allowing evil to thrive? Probably. Shame, that.

Mark Watson is a multi award winning comedian, including the inaugural If.Comedy Panel Prize 2006. He is assisted by Tim Key, winner of Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2009 and Tom Basden who won the the If.Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2007.

Produced by Lianne Coop.

TUE 23:30 Delve Special (b00t1qsy)
Series 1, The Shifton Scandal, part 2

In his town demolition expose, David Lander examines the influence of a holiday company. Stephen Fry stars as the spoof investigative reporter. From August 1984.


WEDNESDAY 03 AUGUST 2016

WED 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]

WED 00:30 The Tingle Factor (b07mdr4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]

WED 01:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037vq60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]

WED 01:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015pbmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Tuesday]

WED 01:30 Bronzeville Lives: Chicago's Black Metropolis (b01064yg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:00 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]

WED 02:15 Sport and the British (b01bllxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]

WED 02:30 Charlotte Bronte - The Professor (b00m0wn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b015797y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]

WED 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076cb26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:00 Jest a Minute (b0170c50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:30 King of Bath (b049f20z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]

WED 05:00 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04phhxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]

WED 05:30 The Missing Hancocks (b04nvkjn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]

WED 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037wt7d)
Episode 18

Dick Barton and the team are finally closing in on their sworn enemy. Will Snowy's fig addiction be useful?

The stirring 'Devil's Galop' heralds the arrival of Douglas Kelly as 'Dick Barton - Special Agent' in another thrilling tale of criminal masterminds, espionage and daring adventure.

Originally starring Noel Johnson, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies, Dick Barton ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951, but sadly, very few original recordings survive.

With the original lost, this is a very authentic sounding re-recording of 'The Cabatolin Diamonds' using the original scripts and music, which was made for international distribution. Happily the audio was rediscovered in 2009, lurking in the vaults of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, Australia.

Script by Geoffrey Webb.

Producer: Morris West

First broadcast in Australia in April 1949.

WED 06:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015pdvl)
Episode 8

Having finally uncovered the mystery of '15', Campion is now in a race against time to save the country. Roger Allam reads Margery Allingham's mystery.

WED 06:30 Bronzeville Lives: Chicago's Black Metropolis (b010dq6t)
Episode 2

Bronzeville is a city within a city. Once the teeming heart of Chicago's Black Metropolis on the city's Southside, epicentre of the Great Migration that brought hundred's of thousands from the South, it has shaped the career of President Obama, launched the city's first black Mayor, birthed brilliant writers and poets and made music to entrance the world.

Once it was a proud and self contained black universe remembered by Timuel Black & Sam Greenlee. Banks, department stores and clubs where the world's greatest performers played. But it was also a slum where two thirds of its housing was condemned. A world of de facto segregation made possible by housing covenants and hostile white communities.

Bronzeville began to crumble and change in the late 1950's as the world's largest housing developments, the Projects, rose to create a city within a city within a city. They would become a trap for the poorest of the poor and a base for the rising gangs to deal drugs and death. Now those projects are either empty lots or desirable low rise homes & Bronzeville faces an uncertain future with the prospect of gentrification and a scramble to preserve its fast disappearing landmarks.

A long walk along State St, once a 4 mile concrete corridor and home to 40,000 people brings you finally to the Bishop Roberts Temple. In 1955 Mamie Till brought her son Emmet's corpse here for a funeral that would spark the civil rights movement. Just a few blocks away on 44th St was the world of Coach John Hill which grew increasingly murderous by the late 1960's. Young entrepreneur Tanya Durr still smiles about a childhood in the notorious Ida B.Wells projects. some 40 years separate them. Neither can remember how many friends and students they have buried

Presented & Produced by Mark Burman.

WED 07:00 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js43)
Series 1, Police, Camera, Amphibian

Robin's dream comes true as two crimes are committed on his doorstep. Stars Simon Greenall and Kay Stonham. From January 2002.

WED 07:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b05077kz)
Series 6, Reece Shearsmith

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his guests to try new experiences: things they really ought to have done by now. Some experiences are loved, some are loathed, in this show all about embracing the new.

Reece Shearsmith had never had a driving lesson - until now. Marcus also persuades him to try wallpapering for the first time.

WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b0151xwx)
The Mysterious Pudding Mine

Able Seaman Johnson's culinary efforts cause havoc on HMS Troutbridge - with unexpected consequences!

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Michael Bates as the Padre and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1965.

WED 08:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jzg0)
The Monte Carlo Rally

The lad competes in the famous motor race in a very classic car - provided by Sid.

Starring Tony Hancock, Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.

Special guests: Brian Johnston and Raymond Baxter.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1955.

WED 09:00 Dilemma (b0183rb5)
Series 1, Episode 5

Sue Perkins puts four guests through the moral and ethical wringer in this show show in which there are no "right" answers - but there are some deeply damning ones.

This edition features comedians John Finnemore, Danielle Ward and Alun Cochrane, and distinguished foreign correspondent Dame Ann Leslie. This week the guests deal with hypothetical situations involving old ladies shoplifting, gentlemen "pocket-patting", unqualified doctors and fake psychics. They also debate which figure least deserves their place in history out of Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, and David Attenborough.

The show was devised by award-winning stand-up and writer Danielle Ward (The News Quiz, Newswipe, Mock The Week).

Producer: Ed Morrish.

WED 09:30 Hobby Bobbies (b036wfzx)
Series 1, Dangerous Driving

New sitcom where Britain's longest serving PCSO and its laziest make quite a pairing.

Written by Dave Lamb (voice of Come Dine With Me) and starring Richie Webb (Horrible Histories) and Nick Walker.

Episode 2: Dangerous Driving
Our heroes decide to act on dangerous driving in the town - starting with their wheel-spinning American colleague, Jermain.

Written by Dave Lamb

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076cc8s)
9-13 May 1916

In a week when the Teachers Association strongly condemned the encouragement of child labour to replace conscripted men, much of the Ashburton community is on a steep learning curve.

Written by Sarah Daniels
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Story-led by Richard Monks
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.

WED 11:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Dangerous Calm (b0076h23)
The Benefactress

A publican's wife tries to improve her reputation by transferring a daughter's affection to a local widow. Read by Joanna David.

WED 11:15 Gideon Fell - To Wake the Dead (b04c06yr)
The Secret in the Stone

Dr Gideon Fell's murder investigation reaches its climax as King George VI is about to be crowned. Stars Donald Sinden.

WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b0151xwx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jzg0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037wt7d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 13:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015pdvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

WED 13:30 Bronzeville Lives: Chicago's Black Metropolis (b010dq6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 14:00 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x4t)
Episode 3

Ronit and Dovid are reunited, but unwelcome old memories are stirred. Read by Sara Kestelman and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

WED 14:15 Sport and the British (b01bm0pf)
The Formal Empire

In the nineteenth century a quarter of the world's habitable countries were part of the British Empire and if trade was the driving force behind it's expansion, sport was the glue that helped keep it together. CLARE BALDING explains how sport became a way of transmitting British values around the globe; it was a connection to the mother country and a means of educating the Empire's native subjects. Professor Richard Holt of The International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University reveals the role rugby and cricket played in making Britain great.

Readers, Brian Bowles, Nyasha Hatendi and Sean Baker
Producer: Garth Brameld.

WED 14:30 Charlotte Bronte - The Professor (b00m0zyn)
Belgium

Unable to work any longer for his tyrant of a brother, William Crimsworth has left the mill. Stars Paul Venables and Roger May.

WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b0157980)
One on One, Episode 3

By Craig Brown.

Life is made up of individuals meeting one another. Often it is the most fleeting of these encounters that, in the fullness of time, turn out to be the most noteworthy.

Elizabeth Taylor unnerves James Dean. Marfa, Texas June 6th 1955
James Dean is forewarned by Alec Guinness. The Villa Capri, Hollywood September 23rd 1955

Ingenious in its construction, witty in its narration, panoramic in its breadth, 'One on One' offers a delightful series of snapshots of the 20th century.

Readers: Eleanor Bron and Tom Hollander

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company Production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076cc8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

WED 16:00 Dilemma (b0183rb5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

WED 16:30 Hobby Bobbies (b036wfzx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

WED 17:00 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

WED 17:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b05077kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp1w)
Earthsearch II, Megalomania

An android built by the computers on spaceship Challenger suffers severe logic failure. Stars Sean Arnold and Amanda Murray.

WED 18:30 Off the Page (b00chy5f)
Boasting

Dominic Arkwright chairs the lively discussion series.

He is joined by Toby Young, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, and Camilla Wright, aka Popbitch, to consider whether it is possible to be successful in the modern era without a great deal of self-promotion.

WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b0151xwx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 19:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jzg0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037wt7d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 20:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015pdvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

WED 20:30 Bronzeville Lives: Chicago's Black Metropolis (b010dq6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 21:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Dangerous Calm (b0076h23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

WED 21:15 Gideon Fell - To Wake the Dead (b04c06yr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

WED 22:00 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b05077kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 22:30 The Castle (b01j8gyl)
Series 4, Highlights and Twilights

Hie ye to The Castle, a rollicking sitcom set way back then, starring James Fleet ("The Vicar Of Dibley"), Neil Dudgeon ("Life Of Riley"), Martha Howe-Douglas ("Horrible Histories") & Ingrid Oliver ("Watson & Oliver")

The village of Woodstock receives two mysterious visitors - one deathly pale and one deathly orange. Meanwhile, Lady Anne meets the love that dare not speak its name and Sir John meets the love that can speak its name but can't pronounce it properly

Sir John Woodstock James Fleet
Sir William De Warenne Neil Dudgeon
Lady Anne Woodstock Martha Howe-Douglas
Cardinal Duncan Jonathan Kydd
Lady Charlotte Ingrid Oliver
Master Henry Woodstock Steven Kynman
Bates Lewis Macleod

with special guest
Amy De Childs Jess Robinson

Written by Kim Fuller & Paul Alexander
Music by Guy Jackson
Produced and directed by David Tyler.

WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07n911y)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Jessica Fostekew chats some more to Lucy Porter.

WED 23:00 Cowards (b00fhtm0)
Series 2, Episode 2

Cowards: Sketch show with a comic slant on human frailties. With Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski and Tim Key. Part of Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club, originally broadcast on Radio 4 in November 2008.

WED 23:30 The Museum of Everything (b00hg82b)
Series 3, The Expo

Marvel at the meerkats, visit a new theme park... and one man must face 'The Curator'. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From August 2006.


THURSDAY 04 AUGUST 2016

THU 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]

THU 00:30 Off the Page (b00chy5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]

THU 01:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037wt7d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]

THU 01:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015pdvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Wednesday]

THU 01:30 Bronzeville Lives: Chicago's Black Metropolis (b010dq6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:00 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]

THU 02:15 Sport and the British (b01bm0pf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]

THU 02:30 Charlotte Bronte - The Professor (b00m0zyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b0157980)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]

THU 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076cc8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:00 Dilemma (b0183rb5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:30 Hobby Bobbies (b036wfzx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]

THU 05:00 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]

THU 05:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b05077kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]

THU 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xdbm)
Episode 19

Snowy's ever more bizarre methods of leaving clues yield a palpable result for Dick Barton's dogged pursuit.

The stirring 'Devil's Galop' heralds the arrival of Douglas Kelly as 'Dick Barton - Special Agent' in another thrilling tale of criminal masterminds, espionage and daring adventure.

Originally starring Noel Johnson, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies, Dick Barton ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951, but sadly, very few original recordings survive.

With the original lost, this is a very authentic sounding re-recording of 'The Cabatolin Diamonds' using the original scripts and music, which was made for international distribution. Happily the audio was rediscovered in 2009, lurking in the vaults of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, Australia.

Script by Geoffrey Webb.

Producer: Morris West

First broadcast in Australia in April 1949.

THU 06:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015psp0)
Episode 9

Another bang on the head restores Campion's memory, but he finds himself in deeper trouble than ever. Roger Allam reads Margery Allingham's mystery.

THU 06:30 Texting Andy Warhol (b00n9097)
Novelist Bidisha considers the role of text in art. Does a picture made from words count as literature or art? She talks to gallery visitors reading Richard Long's words on the walls, asks how it is different from a book by Dali, and considers text as art with Keith Tyson, Fiona Banner, Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari.

THU 07:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00t1bnm)
Series 1, Episode 1

Alun Armstrong stars as Giovanni Guareschi's Italian village priest. The communist mayor wants his child baptised. From March 2001.

THU 07:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b07lhh79)
Series 3, Youth

Simon Evans' comedy lecture on four of the big life stages that mark our journey through life and how economics is part of every one of those stages, whether we like it or not.

As always, he is joined by Financial Times columnist and presenter of Radio 4's 'More or Less', economist Tim Harford, and by financial guru and editor of Money Week, Merryn Somerset Webb.

This week Simon looks at Youth - that period in life when the young suddenly disengage from the home unit and plummet from the safety of the family nest.

The programme looks at everything from pocket money and exam subject choice, to university and whether the property ladder still exists.

Baroness Alison Wolf is the guest expert, who shares her views on whether education matters and how that affects the labour markets. Which subjects should you study at school if you want to be a millionaire? Should you go to university? Take a gap year? What are the implications of all these decisions on your future economic standing.

Presenter: Simon Evans, with Tim Harford and Merryn Somerset Webb
Special guest: Professor Alison Wolf, Baroness Wolf of Dulwich
Written by Simon Evans, Benjamin Partridge and Andy Wolton.
Producer: Claire Jones
A BBC Studios Production.

THU 08:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b008kxgh)
Series 4, The Menagerie

Author Gerald's wife Diana attempts to write a book about animals for children.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife, Diana.

With Preston Lockwood, Charles Colville and Paddy O'Byrne.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1981.

THU 08:30 Radio Active (b07mdzmz)
Series 6, The D-Day Show

A weighty historical analysis of the biggest military operation in the history of big military operations.

Starring Morwenna Banks, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Music by Philip Pope, Steve Brown and Angus Deayton.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.

THU 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b0194kl6)
Series 8, Episode 3

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents. Tony Hawks, Alan Davies, Tom Wrigglesworth and John Finnemore are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: Hamburgers, Pens, Snoring and Crocodiles.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Producer: Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment Production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 09:30 Tanika Gupta - Pankhiraj (b07mf5zt)
The Move

Can Sripurna find new tenants for her flat? Will Malati's comedy gig be a success?

Tanika Gupta's four-part comedy stars Meera Syal as Malati, Vinny Dhillon as Rehana, Souad Faress as Sripurna, Charubala Chokshi as Dida, Geoffrey Beevers as Geoffrey and Bhasker Patel as Nishith.

Director: Michelle Matherson Frederick

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.

THU 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076cfgh)
16-20 May 1916

In the week, in 1916, when unified Russian and British forces drove the Turks from the banks of the Tigris, sands are shifting in Ashburton.

Cast
Hetty Cox ..... Adie Allen
Dieter Lippke ..... Felix Auer
Selleck ..... Ewan Bailey
Morris Battley ..... Sean Baker
Alexander Gidley ..... Matthew Beard
Bess Dyer ..... Clara Bermingham
Marcus Goodridge ..... Max Bennett
Isabel Graham ..... Keely Beresford
Emily Colville ..... Scarlett Brookes
Tobias Holden ..... Toby Bryant
John Rossiter ..... Mark Carey
Mrs Radley ..... Helen Clapp
William Fulford ..... Ryan Coath
Simeon Dyer ..... Josh Darcy
Edwin Lloyd ..... Finn den Hertog
Adam Wilson ..... Billy Kennedy
Isaac Cox ..... James Lailey
Cyrus Colville ..... Anton Lesser
Rose Fairweather ..... Helen Longworth
Kitty Lumley ..... Ami Metcalf
Cora Gidley ..... Joanna Monro
Oswald Dyer ..... Dean Nolan
Hector Gidley ..... Brian Protheroe
Johnnie Marshall ..... Paul Ready
Mrs Taylor ..... Claire Sellers
Effie Taverner ..... Lizzie Stables
Molly Dyer ..... Stevie Thompson
Elspeth Taverner ..... Kelly Williams
Bertram Colville ..... Nick Underwood
Burroughs ..... Sargon Yelda

Written by Richard Monks
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.

THU 11:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Dangerous Calm (b0076h2m)
A Dedicated Man

A waiter finds his marriage of convenience breeds its own dangerous fiction when a secret emerges. Read by David Troughton.

THU 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b017x5zh)
Terri-Ann Brumby - The Benefit of Time

Debbie Green is dull. Debbie Green is plain. Debbie Green works in Human Resources, where she has few friends, and lives a very mundane existence. That is, until she starts going to visit a hypnotist, who claims to be able to explore people's past lives. And guess what? Debbie, apparently, has had a very eventful past life - she was once Anne Boleyn. Or so Donald Cruikshank her hypnotist excitedly confirms. He is, of course, a charlatan, and he's gulling her. Or is he? Is she gulling him? As the sessions progress, and Debbie starts doing an office round-robin e-mail of her experiences, her popularity at work increases dramatically, as do her career prospects.

In our celebrity-fixated world, what better celebrity to conjure up - and then actually be - than a famous figure of history? And as Debbie climbs that greasy pole to success and high status, she leaves a trail of human devastation in her wake.

Original Music composed by David Chilton

Produced by Gordon House
A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b008kxgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 12:30 Radio Active (b07mdzmz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xdbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 13:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015psp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

THU 13:30 Texting Andy Warhol (b00n9097)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 14:00 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x5b)
Episode 4

Ronit finds herself once more reliving bad times as a guest of the Hartogs. Read by Sara Kestelman and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

THU 14:15 Sport and the British (b01bmltg)
The Dawn of Professional Football

Clare Balding tells the story of how football went from an amateur pastime to big business and it all started in the Lancashire mill town of Preston. In the season of 1888-89 The Invincibles, as the Preston team were known, were unbeaten in the League and the FA cup, becoming football's first double winners. As Professor Matthew Taylor of De Montfort University explains, their success was down to the vision of one man, their manager, William Suddell, a local mill manager. Clare visits Deepdale, Preston's ground to find out how Suddell became the 'father' of professional football.

Readers, James Lailey and Sean Baker
Producer: Sara Conkey.

THU 14:30 Charlotte Bronte - The Professor (b00m16xk)
Zoraide

William takes on a new teaching role, but is warned about Mademoiselle Reuter. Stars Paul Venables and Niamh Cusack.

THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b0157982)
One on One, Episode 4

Life is made up of individuals meeting one another. Often it is the most fleeting of these encounters that, in the fullness of time, turn out to be the most noteworthy.

Paul McCartney is congratulated by Noel Coward. The Adriana Hotel, Rome - June 27th 1965
Noel Coward is serenaded by Prince Felix Youssoupoff. Biarritz July 29th 1946

Ingenious in its construction, witty in its narration, panoramic in its breadth, 'One on One' offers a delightful series of snapshots of the 20th century.

Readers: Eleanor Bron and Tom Hollander

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company Production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076cfgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

THU 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b0194kl6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

THU 16:30 Tanika Gupta - Pankhiraj (b07mf5zt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

THU 17:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00t1bnm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

THU 17:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b07lhh79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp29)
Earthsearch II, Earth

The starship Challenger's crew finally locate their planet, but what will they find? Stars Sean Arnold and Michael Maloney.

THU 18:30 Great Lives (b007cnxn)
Series 12, Mata Hari

Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris.

6/9. Fiona Bruce champions the claim to greatness of the notorious femme fatale Mata Hari. Was she a dangerous double agent or a casualty of war, and how did her name become synonymous with sleaze and betrayal? Studio guest is historian Julie Wheelwright.

THU 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b008kxgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 19:30 Radio Active (b07mdzmz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xdbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 20:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015psp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

THU 20:30 Texting Andy Warhol (b00n9097)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 21:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Dangerous Calm (b0076h2m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

THU 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b017x5zh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

THU 22:00 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b07lhh79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 22:30 Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World (b007v2y5)
Series 2, The Future

The sci-fi star probes our destinies. With Richard Herring, Stewart Lee and Tom Baker at Glasgow University. From July 1993.

THU 23:00 The Mark Steel Revolution (b00fz849)
The American Civil War

The radical comedian asks if the battling was part of a revolution. With Carla Mendonca and Martin Hyder. From July 1998.

THU 23:30 The Shuttleworths (b007jtnf)
Series 3, Chic Ken

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth starts envying his agent Ken's bachelor lifestyle. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1997.

THU 23:45 The In Crowd (b00fbcc2)
Series 1, Episode 1

Sketch show from Manchester's Comedy Store with Robin Ince, Helen Moon, Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. From August 2001.


FRIDAY 05 AUGUST 2016

FRI 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]

FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b007cnxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]

FRI 01:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xdbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]

FRI 01:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015psp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Thursday]

FRI 01:30 Texting Andy Warhol (b00n9097)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:00 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x5b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]

FRI 02:15 Sport and the British (b01bmltg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]

FRI 02:30 Charlotte Bronte - The Professor (b00m16xk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b0157982)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]

FRI 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076cfgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b0194kl6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:30 Tanika Gupta - Pankhiraj (b07mf5zt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]

FRI 05:00 The Little World of Don Camillo (b00t1bnm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]

FRI 05:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b07lhh79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]

FRI 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xng7)
Episode 20

As romance blossoms between two of Dick Barton's friends, they finally confront their main target in Bristol.

The stirring 'Devil's Galop' heralds the arrival of Douglas Kelly as 'Dick Barton - Special Agent' in another thrilling tale of criminal masterminds, espionage and daring adventure.

Originally starring Noel Johnson, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies, Dick Barton ran on the BBC Light Programme between 1946 and 1951, but sadly, very few original recordings survive.

With the original lost, this is a very authentic sounding re-recording of 'The Cabatolin Diamonds' using the original scripts and music, which was made for international distribution. Happily the audio was rediscovered in 2009, lurking in the vaults of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, Australia.

Script by Geoffrey Webb.

Producer: Morris West

First broadcast in Australia in April 1949.

FRI 06:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015qqx9)
Episode 10

With his memory restored, Campion races against time to foil the counterfeit plot set to ruin the economy. Roger Allam reads Margery Allingham's mystery.

FRI 06:30 How Dolly Got Rotherham Reading (b012ql5c)
Dolly Parton grew up in poverty in rural East Tennessee, where children only attended school if there was no work to be done on the farm. She came to regard good literacy skills as one of the key passports to enhanced life chances and in 1995 she launched the 'Imagination Library'. The idea was quite simple. All children in the area were sent one book a month from birth until five years. In 2007 she took South Yorkshire by surprise when she turned up in Rotherham - not a city used to celebrity visits. But what happened next? Did her library capture the imagination of Rotherham's children? We follow up to ask whether it was just a flash in the pan or a serious project.

Travelling to Dollywood for an Imagination Library conference, Sarfraz Manzoor meets people from all over the world who have signed up for the literacy project. From Alaskan children in remote communities to young readers in Nottingham, Sarfraz finds that Dolly's influence is global.

Sarfraz will meet Dolly Parton in Dollywood to talk about her life and work. We'll hear from those who knew her as a child and understand the motivations for this charitable work she undertakes with such passion.
It will be a journey to the glamorous heart of country music, but one which reveals much more about one of the world's best loved country singers. Dolly Parton in her own words and in her own personal world of the Imagination Library.

FRI 07:00 Winston in Europe (b007wfy8)
Questions and Answers

The old rogue has something he wants to ask Nancy, but Father has his own plans. Stars Maurice Denham. From April 1992.

FRI 07:30 A Normal Family (b07m4wyh)
After twenty years away from poetry, during which he co-wrote The Royle Family and produced Gavin & Stacey, amongst others, Henry Normal returns to Radio 4 for a comic and poetic look at his family life.

A Normal Family is centred around Henry's son, Johnny, who was diagnosed with "mildly severe" autism. Through stand-up and poetry, Henry explores what this means for Johnny, for himself, and for his wife, Angela.

Recorded in front of a live audience in Henry's hometown of Brighton, the show paints just one portrait of life with autism; there are many versions of it, and this is Johnny's.

Henry Normal is a multi-award winning writer, producer and poet. He starred in Channel 4's Packet of Three with Jenny Éclair and Frank Skinner, co-wrote The Royle Family and The Mrs Merton Show, and founded Baby Cow productions with Steve Coogan, which produced Gavin & Stacy, The Trip and Camping. He has published several volumes of poetry, including The Dream Ticket, Nude Modelling for the Afterlife and Staring Directly at the Eclipse. His last Radio 4 series was 1997's Encyclopaedia Poetica.

Written and performed by ... Henry Normal
Produced by ... Ed Morrish
A BBC Studios Production.

FRI 08:00 Something to Shout About (b07mfbdk)
Series 1, Episode 5

Fishy goings on as the ad agency team battle to take the humble kipper upmarket.

Starring Michael Medwin as Michael, Fenella Fielding as Janet, Joan Sims as Mavis, Eleanor Summerfield as Maggie, Nicholas Phipps as Adrian and Warren Mitchell as Mr Allsop.

"A light-hearted exposé of the advertising world!". Set in a London ad agency called 'Apsley, Addis, Cohen, Barbican, Blythe, Giddy & Partners', Something To Shout About ran to 54 episodes over three series

Written by Myles Rudge and Ronnie Wolfe.

Music by The Jingle Belles and The Bernie Fenton Quartet, under the direction of Cliff Adams.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1960.

FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b007jp3m)
The Burning Embassy

Peking's British embassy catches fire, so fireman Seagoon posts off parcels of water. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1957.

FRI 09:00 The 3rd Degree (b01rg1gt)
Series 3, Anglia Ruskin University

A lively and funny quiz show, hosted by Steve Punt, where a team of three University students take on a team of three of their professors.

Coming this week from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, the specialist subjects are Film Studies, Social Work and Graphic Design and the questions range from gherkins and Gummi Bears to David Cronenberg and Delacroix, via Morris Dancing and Beyoncé.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds, and the 'Highbrow and Lowbrow' round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, film, and One Direction.

The resulting show is funny, fresh, and not a little bit surprising, with a truly varied range of scores, friendly rivalry, and moments where students wished they had more than just glanced at that reading list.

The host Steve Punt, although best known as a satirist on The Now Show, is also someone who delights in all facets of knowledge, not just in the Humanities (his educational background) but in the sciences as well. He has made a number of documentaries for Radio 4, on subjects as varied as "The Poet Unwound - The History Of The Spleen" and "Getting The Gongs" (an investigation into awards ceremonies), as well as a comedy for Radio 4's Big Bang Day set in the Large Hadron Collider, called "The Genuine Particle".

Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 09:30 Kathmandu or Bust (b07mfggz)
Dover and Out

4 Extra Debut. A bumpy ride ahead for five travellers, an old truck and a leader who has never been to Asia. Stars David Haig. From June 1996.

FRI 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076cgwr)
23-27 May 1916

In a week when President Wilson advocated the formation of an Association of Nations to ensure future peace, relations in Ashburton are very troubled.

Written by Richard Monks
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.

FRI 11:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Dangerous Calm (b0076h31)
Hotel du Commerce

An overheard argument in a French hotel exposes the fragility of a honeymooning couple's own relationship. Read by Joanna David.

FRI 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b016x236)
Kevin Dyer - Giving It Back

A comedy adventure about how hard it can be to do the right thing.

When Johnny, a small-time thief, is disturbed during a burglary his life changes. Inspired, he rushes home to share the good news with his heavily-pregnant girlfriend Laura. He's decided to give everything back - all the things he has ever stolen. Laura isn't keen - she's even less enthusiastic when Johnny takes the telly back. And then she goes into labour. Set and recorded in Cardiff, Kevin Dyer's play is a race-against the clock - can Johnny get everything sorted before the baby comes? Johnny goes back to every house, shop, every scene of every crime. This is the story of what he gets in return - mockery, humiliation, a spell in the cells. but also, at the end, a glimmer of hope.

Cast:
Johnny ..... Gareth Milton
Laura ..... Catrin Stewart
Nadine ..... Rhiannon Oliver
Big Ronnie ..... Matthew Gravelle
Mrs Williams ..... Siriol Jenkins
Craig ..... Keiron Self

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Stefan Escreet.

FRI 12:00 Something to Shout About (b07mfbdk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jp3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xng7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 13:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015qqx9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

FRI 13:30 How Dolly Got Rotherham Reading (b012ql5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 14:00 Naomi Alderman - Disobedience (b0076x5v)
Episode 5

Intense emotions are stirred when Ronit and Esti are left alone together at long last. Read by Sara Kestelman and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

FRI 14:15 Sport and the British (b01bmq2s)
Exporting Football

Clare Balding charts how Britain spread the passion for football around the world. She particularly looks at South America where the game is central to their way of life. The FIFA World Cup has been staged 19 times and on 9 of those occasions, it has been won by either Brazil, Argentina or Uruguay.

Professor Tony Mason from De Montfort University explains that unlike cricket and rugby which was spread by soldiers, civil servants and settlers in British colonies, football took a different route. It was taken around the world by those who had made Britain the greatest trading nation in the world, by managers, engineers and teachers.

Readers, Nyasha Hatendi, Sean Baker and Jane Lawrence
Producer: Garth Brameld.

FRI 14:30 Charlotte Bronte - The Professor (b00m1tfr)
Deceit

William is attracted to the Directrice of the girls' school, but all is not as it seems. Stars Paul Venables and Rachel Joyce.

FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b0157984)
One on One, Episode 5

Life is made up of individuals meeting one another. Often it is the most fleeting of these encounters that, in the fullness of time, turn out to be the most noteworthy.

Salvador Dali sketches Sigmund Freud. 39 Elsworthy Road, London NW3 July 19th 1938
Sigmund Freud analyses Gustav Mahler. Leiden, Holland August 1910

Ingenious in its construction, witty in its narration, panoramic in its breadth, 'One on One' offers a delightful series of snapshots of the 20th century.

Readers: Eleanor Bron and Toby Stephens

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company Production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b076cgwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

FRI 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b01rg1gt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

FRI 16:30 Kathmandu or Bust (b07mfggz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

FRI 17:00 Winston in Europe (b007wfy8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

FRI 17:30 A Normal Family (b07m4wyh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp2r)
Earthsearch II, Earthvoice

The crew of spaceship Challenger's search is over, but Earth is not how they left it. Stars Sean Arnold and Amanda Murray.

FRI 18:30 Sounds Natural (b07mvx97)
Harry Secombe

From the Hyena to the Mountain Gorilla. Star of The Goon Show, actor and singer Harry Secombe talks to Derek Jones about his love of wildlife photography and travel - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1976.

FRI 19:00 Something to Shout About (b07mfbdk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jp3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent: The Cabatolin Diamonds (b037xng7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 20:15 Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse (b015qqx9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

FRI 20:30 How Dolly Got Rotherham Reading (b012ql5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 21:00 Elizabeth Taylor - Dangerous Calm (b0076h31)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

FRI 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b016x236)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

FRI 22:00 A Normal Family (b07m4wyh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 22:30 Absolute Power (b018tsh9)
Series 4, Episode 2

Spin doctor Martin's new bestseller drives a wedge between him and Charles. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2004.

FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07n91s1)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Gameshows.

FRI 23:00 Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed (b018gr0v)
Series 1, Episode 2

Someone's been Kidnapped... Yikes! Join DS Nick Mohammed and co. for the antithesis to We Need To Talk About Kevin.

Written & performed by Nick Mohammed, with Anna Crilly, Colin Hoult, and special guests Peter Dickson and Kae Alexander.

Produced by Victoria Lloyd.

FRI 23:30 Richard Herring's Objective (b013n71d)
The C.U. Jimmy Hat

Richard Herring reclaims a contentious object. For this Edinburgh Special, Richard is reclaiming the C.U. Jimmy hat. A hat and ginger hair combo, widely available in tourist shops throughout Scotland. He looks at Scottish identity with the help of Scottish comedienne Susan Calman, and looks at the Celtic roots of red hair and asks why ginger hair bullying is acceptable.
Written and performed by Richard Herring, starring Emma Kennedy, Susan Calman and guests.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.