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SATURDAY 03 SEPTEMBER 2016

SAT 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space (b007jq7r)
The Red Planet, Episode 10

Captain Jet Morgan's crew are on Mars, but he's alarmed when more of the fleet start to arrive. 1954 sci-fi classic stars Andrew Faulds.

SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b00r6029)
Series 9, Dido's Lament

Series exploring famous pieces of music and their emotional appeal.

Dido's Lament is a popular name for a famous aria, 'When I am laid in earth', from the opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell, with the libretto by Nahum Tate. Mezzo soprano Sarah Connolly talks about why she finds the piece, sung by the likes of Janet Baker and Emma Kirkby, so extraordinary, and the skill it takes to perform it. Composer and cellist Philip Shepperd's musical life was transformed when he was part of the rock singer Jeff Buckley's performance of the piece at the 1995 Meltdown Festival.

SAT 01:00 Ling/Ace - Crown House (b07rh3ws)
Episode 5

Alice gets involved in a new London venture while husband Lord Minster enlists Jenny's help in the garden. Stars Dinah Sheridan.

SAT 01:30 Ibiza: Britain's Balearic Soul (b013r76j)
The island of Ibiza has subtly influenced British youth culture and the nation's night-time economy for more than 20 years.

The Balearic attitude to nightlife and entertainment was first adopted in Britain during the late 80s and soon many young Brits would no longer be divided by class, race, football allegiances or even sexuality, instead becoming united by their devotion to house music, recreational drug taking and warehouse parties or raves.

By the mid-90s, millions of ordinary young people spent their weekends 'dancing on drugs' and, as alcohol sales dropped and customers fell away, the licensed leisure industry replaced so-called spit 'n' sawdust pubs with more modern bars while bottled beers and alcopops became the new drinks of choice. With Radio 1 broadcasting live from the world's house music clubs, dance music culture moved into the mainstream and has stayed there ever since.

In 'Ibiza: Britain's Balearic Soul' Dr Kate O'Brien meets those at the heart of these changes. Internationally celebrated DJ Paul Oakenfield shares with Kate his first experience in Ibiza and how he tried to recreate the island's bohemian, hedonistic party scene, while Radio 1's Pete Tong explains how he pushed the station into being part of this unrelenting youth movement.

Kate also hears from a former Chief Constable on his struggle to manage 40,000 party-goers at an all-night rave, and experts on alcohol and drug consumption tell how society and government reacted to the 'normalisation' of recreational drug taking and young people's determined move away from the limitations of licensed premises over two decades.

The history of British dance culture and clubbing is complex and fascinating, and Kate explores its impact on young people's identities and lifestyles since the late 1980s

Producer: Russell Crewe
A Made in Manchester Production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 02:00 Sue Townsend - The Queen and I (b07rhpr1)
Rock Bottom

Evicted as Queen, can Mrs Windsor cope with a depressed husband and her wayward corgi? Read by Miriam Margolyes.

SAT 02:15 Sport and the British (b01cwvp9)
The State of Play

Clare Balding with Professors Richard Holt, Tony Collins and Mike Cronin explores the cultural importance of the great triviality that is sport.
The series was made in partnership with The International Centre for Sports History and Culture at de Montfort University.
Producer: Lucy Lunt
Executive Editor: Ian Bent.

SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b018gy4z)
AS Byatt - Possession, Episode 10

Roland Michell, an academic research assistant, is completing some work in the London Library, when he comes across two unfinished letters written by the Victorian Poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Theses letters have obviously not been found by anyone else and they are not to his wife but to an unknown woman. Roland, whose entire academic life has been devoted to studying Ash, decides, recklessly to pocket the letters and try to determine exactly who they were written to.

This is the beginning of a quest that will change literary history and with the help of a feminist literary scholar Maud Bailey, they are determined to find out the truth behind these letters. Certain other characters hear about the letters and are eager to get their hands on them for their own financial gain and will do so, by any means necessary, and so the chase begins.

News of the stolen letters has now spread across the academic vaults and everyone is keen to get their hands on them. Roland and Maud escape to France in the hope of getting to the truth first.

Written by A S Byatt. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Cast:
Maud ...... Jemma Redgrave
Roland ...... Harry Hadden-Paton
Ash ....... James d'arcy
Lamotte ..... Rachael Stirling
Blackadder ..... Bill Paterson
Cropper ..... Matthew Marsh
George ...... Kenneth Cranham
Joan ....... Joanna David
Beatrice Nest ...... Stella Gonet
Euan ...... Nicholas Boulton
Fergus ...... Jonjo O'Neil
Hildebrand ..... Robert Portal
Val ...... Laura Pyper
Leonora .... Lorelei King
Raoul/Toby Byng .... Sam Dale
Mrs Wapshott/Mrs Cammish/Mrs lees ..... Jane Whittenshaw
Beth/PA/Mrs Judge/Librarian ...... Rachel Atkins
Girl ...... Sylvie Goodwin

Director: Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b016pfyh)
Jeanette Winterson - Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Episode 5

'Why be happy when you could be normal ?' was the parting shot fired at the 16 year old Jeanette as she left the home of her adopted mother, Mrs Winterson. The words echoed through the author's life as she repeatedly sought happiness and love whilst constantly being aware that her early life had included neither.

When she was six weeks old baby Janet became Jeanette and was taken into the home of two Pentecostal Christian parents in the small town of Accrington. The tyranny of her mother's peculiar belief system and her uncompromising rules meant that the young Jeanette grew up being told that the devil had led her parents to the wrong crib. Mrs Winterson banned books from the house but read the Bible aloud every night; she also kept a revolver in the duster drawer and refused to share a bed with her husband. Jeanette was frequently punished for misdemeanours by being locked outside and left to spend the night on the doorstep. Nothing was 'normal' in the household. Jeanette was supposed to grow up and become a missionary in Africa, instead she fell in love with another girl and was subjected to an exorcism.

Elements of the story are familiar to those who read her fictionalised version of this childhood in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985). This memoir exposes some of the harsher truths and more bizarre incongruities. But it is also the story of how in later life, and recent years, the profound sense of loss and absence was catastrophically detonated by the end of a relationship. Struggling to remain intact, still clinging to her passion for language and literature, the author began to rebuild her sense of self and the way she lives her life. Love arrived and so too did a sense of home - and with it the courage to go back into the past and find the person who had always wanted her in those first few weeks of life.

Funny, acute, fierce and celebratory, this is a tough-minded search for belonging, for love, an identity, a home, and a mother.

Read by Jeanette Winterson

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 03:00 Edmund Gosse - Father and Son (b0076vm0)
Episode 2

Baptised at the age of ten, lonely Edmund is torn between his father and a terrible secret. Stars Derek Jacobi and Roger Allam.

SAT 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b01s09kc)
Series 3, Bath Spa 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 Bath Spa University, the specialist subjects are Creative Music Technology, Creative Writing and Physical and Environmental Geography, with questions ranging from VAT rates and model railways all the way to Meet The Kardashians and the Ku Klux Klan - via Mo Farah and Dame Nellie Melba.

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.

SAT 04:30 Kathmandu or Bust (b07rhlzg)
A Sticky Night

The travellers have Nepal almost in sight, until their truck is stolen by bandits. Stars David Haig. From June 1996.

SAT 05:00 Dave Sheasby - One Flat Summer (b00752gw)
The Derby

Ken has got gambling plans for a big race, but what about the cost at home? Stars Gerard McDermott. From September 1997.

SAT 05:30 Sketchorama (b047c7x4)
Series 3, Episode 1

Tom Tuck presents the pick of the best live sketch groups currently performing on the UK comedy circuit - featuring three up and coming groups in character, improv, broken and musical sketch comedy.

In this programme:
Casual Violence
A comedy collective featuring Luke Booys, Greg Cranness, Dave Arrondelle, Alex Whyman, Ben Champion and writer James Hamilton. Their most recent show, House of Nostril, had sell out runs at the Soho Theatre and the Lowry in Salford Quays, following the show's success at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013. They won a ThreeWeeks Editor's Choice Award in 2011 for their show Choose Death, and their writer James Hamilton was nominated for the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality in 2011 and 2012.

Croft and Pearce
Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce met at school and, in a radical bid to break free from a quiet, cerebral existence in the Home Counties, they both went to study at Oxford University. Desperate to be chatted up by men from mainland Europe, Hannah studied French and Italian. Desperate not to be, Fiona studied English. Fiona went on to train on the three year acting course at Central School of Speech and Drama. Eager to be like Fiona, Hannah also studied acting for three years, at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since then they have enjoyed three successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Beasts
Three refined gentlemen of comedy - Owen Roberts, James McNicholas and Ciarán Dowd. After a sell-out second Edinburgh show, these monstrously funny sketchmen are all set for greater success.

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

SAT 06:00 Saturday Drama (b015ms42)
Classic Chandler, The High Window

By Raymond Chandler
Dramatised by Robin Brooks

When rare gold coin is stolen from her collection, Mrs Murdoch hires private eye Philip Marlowe to find it. The tough matriarch is convinced about the identity of the thief, but Marlowe's own enquiries lead him elsewhere. He's soon caught in the crossfire of a family at war with itself.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko
Produced by Claire Grove

This series brings all the Philip Marlowe novels to Radio 4's Saturday Play. The Big Sleep 1939, Farewell My Lovely 1940, The High Window 1942, The Lady in the Lake 1943, The Little Sister 1949 and The Long Goodbye 1953, and two lesser known novels, Playback 1958 and Poodle Springs, unfinished at the time of his death in 1959.

Toby Stephens is best known for playing megavillain Gustav Graves in the James Bond film Die Another Day (2002) and Edward Fairfax Rochester in the BBC television adaptation of Jane Eyre (2006). In autumn 2010 Toby starred as a detective in Vexed, a three-part comedic television series for BBC Two. He also made his debut at the National Theatre as George Danton in Danton's Death.

SAT 07:30 Moral Notes (b007604m)
Family Life

4 Extra Debut. Simon Brett explores how the Victorians perfected the use of popular song as a way to reflect values and beliefs. From January 2001.

SAT 08:00 Crying, Waiting, Hoping: The Story of Buddy Holly's Last Tour (b00h9y5n)
Steve Harley tells the story of the 'Winter Dance Party', an ill-advised bus tour of the Midwest, which ended tragically with the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.

The sound of Buddy Holly & the Crickets prefigured the coming wave of rock and rollers in the 60s, influencing musicians like The Hollies and The Beatles. And in the aftermath of his death, Holly's legend has grown in books, on stage, and on screen.

The programme looks at the personal and business circumstances which led Buddy Holly to embark on this relatively second-division tour, in an awful winter, and how a seemingly unrelated number of incidents conspired to bring about his death.

It also covers the legal issues which have affected Buddy Holly's legacy and reassesses the often-overlooked talents of Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.

It features interviews with the members of Holly's band, guitarist Tommy Allsup and drummer Carl Bunch, as well as contributions from Crickets' drummer Jerry "J.I" Allison and guitarist Sonny Curtis.

There are also memories and thoughts on Buddy from Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Don Everly, Hank Marvin, Carl Perkins, Bobby Vee, Little Richard, Los Lobos, Tony Hicks of The Hollies, Mike Pender of the Searchers, Maria Elena Holly and Don Mclean.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 2009.

SAT 09:00 The Lives and Work of Somerset Maugham (b054051p)
William Somerset Maugham was one of the most commercially successful English writers ever. His plays, short stories and novels effortlessly sold in their millions; his work on stage, page and screen drew huge audiences. He remains the English writer most adapted for film and TV. And yet he described himself as possessing only a "knack" for writing and his place among the literary greats as being only "in the first row of the second rate". Despite his huge popularity with a mass audience, the literary establishment dismissed him as "middle brow".

Yet the subjects he wrote about, and his complex and exotic lifestyle moulded the image of the successful 20th century writer - a wide circle of famous friends, a villa in the South of France, the adulation of readers across the globe and the ears of the Empire's leaders. His own long life, too, reads like the plot for a novel. Born when Disraeli was Prime Minister, he died when the 60s were in full swing. He trained as a doctor, dedicated himself to being a writer, and spent time as a World War One spy. He travelled the globe in search of material for stories - chronicling the boredom, frustration and scandals of the colonial class of empire builders.

His private life was complicated. In England he seemed a pillar of the establishment, yet he set up an exotic and promiscuous lifestyle in a villa on the Cote d'Azur with a succession of gay lovers. His last years were marked by an extraordinary, toxic family quarrel, betrayal and a public fall from grace. He died on December 16th 1965 in Nice, France.

Simon Fanshawe examines the literary legacy and complex private lives of Maugham in the company of writers, performers, biographers and family members.

Producer Mike Greenwood
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

SAT 12:00 Bristow (b00cbcpg)
Series 1, Fair Shares

Takeover tangles as Bristow learns Chester Perry is making a takeover bid for Miles and Rudge, the firm across the street. He thinks that if he surreptitiously invests in Miles and Rudge, he can make a mint...

Bristow works as a buying clerk for Reginald Chester-Perry's firm. He is but a small cog in a gigantic wheel... and he knows it.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy and Owen Brenman as Hewitt.

Frank Dickens died in July 2016.

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001
Producer: Neil Cargill
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.

SAT 12:30 Foul Play (b00yy8yz)
Series 4, Deadline News

Crime writers Ruth Dudley Edwards and Robert Richardson tackle a model's murder. Chaired by Simon Brett. From September 1998.

SAT 13:00 Gregory Evans - Blood and Milk (b07s3hmb)
Episode 2

Meg thinks that she has saved her dairy from the clutches of a gangster, but there are still more problems ahead. Stars Bettrys Jones.

SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05nxm75)
Adam Ant

The singer and musician chooses I Survived by Adam Faith and Get It On by Marc Bolan and T.Rex.

SAT 14:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b007519z)
Marjorie Wallace

The award-winning campaigning journalist and chief executive of SANE tells Dr Anthony Clare about her major influences. From 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 Crying, Waiting, Hoping: The Story of Buddy Holly's Last Tour (b00h9y5n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SAT 16:00 Saturday Drama (b015ms42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SAT 17:30 Moral Notes (b007604m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SAT 18:00 Philip Levene - Cold Storage (b007jxmr)
Cold stores are intended only for perishable goods - so the doors don't always have handles on the inside - as one accident-prone frozen food manufacturer finds out...

Philip Levene's drama stars Nigel Graham as Robert Craig, Bonnie Hurren as Lucy Craig and John Forrest as Alan Scott.

Producer: Margaret Etal

First broadcast in Thirty-Minute Theatre on BBC Radio 4 in 1973.

SAT 18:30 Terry Pratchett (b010v5f8)
Night Watch, Episode 5

Sam Vimes and Carcer finally fight, but time itself and a sinister Lord have other ideas. Stars Philip Jackson and Ben Onwukwe.

SAT 19:00 The Lives and Work of Somerset Maugham (b054051p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SAT 22:00 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008vbbw)
Series 1, Episode 1

Making it up as they go along. Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney's improvised sketches, driven by the audience. From February 2007.

SAT 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b00djnq1)
Series 1, Episode 6

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the Blairs, Paula Radcliffe and Anne Robinson. With Alexei Sayle.

SAT 23:00 The Mary Whitehouse Experience (b047lyck)
Series 4, Episode 7

Cinderella is stuck watching Catchphrase. Stars Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt, Robert Newman and David Baddiel. From December 1990.

SAT 23:30 2525 (b03sg6mf)
Episode 6

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 kitchen appliances to the historical re-enactment society devoted to restaging fights in pub car parks.

Written by Colin Birch, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, Jon Hunter, Jane Lamacraft, John Luke Roberts and Eddie Robson

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


SUNDAY 04 SEPTEMBER 2016

SUN 00:00 Philip Levene - Cold Storage (b007jxmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]

SUN 00:30 Terry Pratchett (b010v5f8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]

SUN 01:00 Gregory Evans - Blood and Milk (b07s3hmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]

SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05nxm75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]

SUN 02:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b007519z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]

SUN 03:00 Crying, Waiting, Hoping: The Story of Buddy Holly's Last Tour (b00h9y5n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]

SUN 04:00 Saturday Drama (b015ms42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]

SUN 05:30 Moral Notes (b007604m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]

SUN 06:00 Possession - Omnibus (b018sgn4)
Episode 2

Roland and Maud retrace the steps of Ash and LaMotte, and the Professor is eager to get his hands on the letters for his collection. Adaptation of AS Byatt's novel.

SUN 07:15 A Dark History of British Gardening (b07s3jjj)
Xenophobia

Writer Jenny Uglow reflects on our garden weaknesses - how we have mapped 'Britishness' into garden design.

SUN 07:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b01llcp6)
Series 5, Hovering Chops

More shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

The careful eco-balance of shop is under threat when a new butcher (played by Barry Howard) sets up shop in Lenzie with a dazzling array of award winning sausages and forthright chat. The current butcher incumbent, Mutton Jeff (played by Sean Scanlan), is particularly upset that his chop empire is under threat and calls upon Ramesh and the Lenzie Local Retail Traders Association to put a stop it.

The staff of 'Fags, Mags and Bags' are on a tireless quest to bring nice-price custard creams and cans of coke with Arabic writing on them to an ungrateful nation. Ramesh Mahju has lovingly built the business up over the course of 30 years, and is ably assisted by his sidekick Dave. But then there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok - both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping, but natural successors to the business so Ramesh is keen to pass them all his worldly wisdom whether they like it or not.

Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

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

SUN 08:00 We're in Business (b07s3jlm)
Conscience Money

After a win on the horses, Dudley splashes the cash - and his mother's also got money to burn.

Stars Peter Jones as Dudley, Harry Worth as Harry. With Dick Emery, Doris Hare, Vivienne Martin and Frederick Treves.

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 May 1960.

SUN 08:30 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jpzh)
Love, Sex and Marriage

David Jason tries to crack relationships via computer dating and Punch and Judy.

With Sheila Steafel and Royce Mills.

Following in the footsteps of Lord Clark, Dr Bronowski and Professor Galbraith, David Jason unravels the mysteries of the universe and the meaning of life.

Scripted by Colin Bostock Smith, Andy Hamilton, Barry Pilton and Paul Leigh.

Music by John Owen Edwards

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1977.

SUN 09:00 Shrinking Violets - Omnibus (b07s3jlp)
Joe Moran explores shyness - Darwin called it an odd state of mind with no obvious benefit to our species. Read by Nigel Planer.

SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05vjj7t)
Lulu

Lulu: Singer Lulu chooses 'Night Time Is the Right Time' by Ray Charles and 'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b07s3jlr)
Women Writers, Edna O'Brien

From Maria Callas to The Pogues, writer Edna O'Brien makes her second castaway selection with Kirsty Young. From January 2007.

SUN 11:00 TED Radio Hour (b07s3jlt)
Series 3, Champions

A journey through fascinating ideas based on talks by riveting speakers on the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) stage.

Guy Raz investigates the idea of athletic mastery and our sense of achievement. How do people achieve extraordinary feats?

SUN 11:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b0124r4k)
Series 2, Elsa

20/20. David Attenborough tells us how, whilst en route to Madagascar, his bosses in the BBC asked him to break his journey in Kenya to visit the Adamsons. Joy and George Adamson were famous for hand rearing a Lioness whom they called Elsa. Elsa was the central character in the book written by the couple "Born Free". In this Life Story Sir David cleverly takes us from the romanticism of Born Free and being close to habituated lions, to the harsh reality of befriending a big cat.

Written and presented by David Attenborough
Produced by Polly Procter.

SUN 12:00 We're in Business (b07s3jlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SUN 12:30 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jpzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

SUN 13:00 Possession - Omnibus (b018sgn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SUN 14:15 A Dark History of British Gardening (b07s3jjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]

SUN 14:30 Nina Stibbe - Paradise Lodge (b07s3zc5)
Episode 1

Craving independence, 15-year-old Lizzie Vogel decides to take a job at a nursing home for the elderly. Read by Alice Lowe.

SUN 15:45 Alex Shearer - Bonding (b07s3zc7)
4 Extra Debut. Dave confronts his emotions when a survival weekend turns out to be more of a New Age get-together. Read by Gareth Hale.

SUN 16:00 Keith Waterhouse - Mr and Mrs Nobody (b055knqf)
A delightful diary account which reveals the day-to-day activities of one Charles Pooter, a London clerk, and his long-suffering wife Carrie.

Stars Judi Dench and Michael Williams.

By Keith Waterhouse. Based on George and Weedon Grossmith's 19th Century comic masterpiece 'The Diary of a Nobody'.

Incidental music composed by Colin Sell. Played by Colin Sell and Peter Ripper.

Directed by Gordon House

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in May 1990.

SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b07s3zc9)
Poetry and the Russian Soul 2

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with Poetry and the Russian Soul.

Continuing a short but epic adventure through the heart and soul of Russia's poetry. Martin Sixsmith explores the 'strange kind of love' , often fatal, that Russia's poets have had for their homeland. And asks can you understand Russia better through its verse?

Poetry is uniquely linked to Russian identity and nationhood. Effectively a creation of the18th century, it was vital in creating a natural language and form of expression as modern Russia forged a separate identity from the old world of the Slavonic church.

But more importantly, it carried far greater weight than the poetry of the West. From the days of the Czar to the fall of Communism, Russian poetry was charged with a powerful and often fatal responsibility to convey the essential truth of the nation. Russia, after all, is one of the few countries where writing poetry can amount to a death sentence.

Producer: Mark Burman
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.

SUN 17:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b01llcp6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 18:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b007jv5s)
Summertime on Icarus

At the break of dawn, an astronaut and engineer is stranded on an asteroid too close to the sun.

It's a race against time for Colin Sherrard. After an accident, he wakes up on the asteroid, Icarus, which orbits close to the sun. Dawn is only moments away and it's set to get very hot.

With nowhere to hide and his communication is down, can Colin escape before the first rays of the sun find him..?

Read by Tim Pigott-Smith

Arthur C Clarke is one of the world's best-known and most celebrated Sci-Fi writers. His short story "The Sentinel" was the inspiration for Kubrick's seminal film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Since he began publishing in the 1940s, Clarke displayed an uncanny ability to predict the future. Alongside his literary achievements, he's recognised as the inventor of the communication satellite, a theory he first expounded in a 1945 article, "Extraterrestrial Relays".

Arthur C Clarke: 1917 - 2008

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2005.

SUN 18:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b007jm2k)
Primary Phase, Fit the Sixth

Arthur and company escape from a war, but exactly when have they escaped to? By Douglas Adams. From April 1978.

Arthur Dent is one of only two survivors from Earth, demolished to make way for a by-pass. He survived thanks to his friend, Ford Prefect (who hails not from Guildford, but somewhere near Betelgeuse), 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". They've managed to escape from Restaurant at the End of Universe on the Black Ship only to find themselves where they never thought they'd be, only 2 million years earlier. What on earth are they going to do when face to face with 'how, why and where phases' of galactic development?

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 the late Geoffrey Perkins.

SUN 19:00 TED Radio Hour (b07s3jlt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

SUN 20:00 Shrinking Violets - Omnibus (b07s3jlp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05vjj7t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]

SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b07s3jlr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]

SUN 22:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b01llcp6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 22:30 Warhorses of Letters (b03s6jv7)
Series 3, Episode 3

Comedy by Robbie Hudson and Marie Phillips

Stephen Fry and Daniel Rigby star as Napoleon's horse Marengo and Wellington's horse Copenhagen in the moving epistolary tale of two horses deeply in love but sundered by history. With an introduction by Tamsin Greig.

This week artistic differences threaten to destroy our heroes' love for each-other as both attempt to find fame as writers. But is the literary horse public ready for Marengo's experimental, Proustian and incredibly long exploration of what it is to be a horse? Or is there more of a market for Copenhagen's rather racier "Fifty Shades of Hay"?

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

SUN 22:45 Tina C (b00dzny2)
Tina C Goes Down Under: The Aborogynal Monologues, Canberra

Country singer and US presidential hopeful Tina C, the comic creation of Christopher Green, looks at the Australian obsession with country music.

Tina performs for the state opening of Parliament. However, problems arise when she finds out seconds before the gig that Waltzing Matilda is not the national anthem.

SUN 23:00 Dave Gorman's Pub Olympics (b01c6lc8)
Dave Gorman hosts a one off, very silly panel show that takes place in a world where the Pub Olympics is far more important than that other Olympics you might have heard about.

Contestants Chris Addison, Roisin Conaty, Geoff Lloyd and Seymour Mace compete for gold medals in a series of ridiculous rounds, very loosely based on sports.

Usain Bolt can run the 100m in 9.58 seconds, what do the panellists think they could do in 9.58 seconds?

Contestants have to fill the Olympub Jukebox with sports themed discs. Tammy Wynette Ball anyone.

And what Olympic themed panel show would be complete without Quiz Akabusi.

Producer
Carl Cooper.

SUN 23:30 The Skivers (b007tcph)
Series 1, Episode 2

Action from ancient Greece to 221-B Baker Street. Comedy with Nick Golson, Tim de Jongh and guest Ken Campbell. From March 1994.


MONDAY 05 SEPTEMBER 2016

MON 00:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b007jv5s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]

MON 00:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b007jm2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]

MON 01:00 Possession - Omnibus (b018sgn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]

MON 02:15 A Dark History of British Gardening (b07s3jjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]

MON 02:30 Nina Stibbe - Paradise Lodge (b07s3zc5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]

MON 03:45 Alex Shearer - Bonding (b07s3zc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]

MON 04:00 Keith Waterhouse - Mr and Mrs Nobody (b055knqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b07s3zc9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b01llcp6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]

MON 06:00 Ling/Ace - Crown House (b07shgtg)
Episode 6

Although the news of the King's illness has not been made public, Alice learns that his condition is very serious. Scott causes tension between Jenny and Caroline.

A tale of two families and a fresh era for the Minsters of Crown House, and the Royal Family of Windsor. A serial in eight episodes by Peter Ling and Juliet Ace.

Starring Jane Asher as Jenny, Gayle Hunnicutt as Gina, Margaret Rawlings as Old Bea, Dinah Sheridan as Alice, Martin Jarvis as Richard, Richard Pasco as William and Dominic Rickhards as Nicholas.

Producer: Graham Gauld

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988.

MON 06:30 The Wire (b00x338l)
The Music of the Wires: wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson is captivated by the extraordinary sounds of the wind and the weather as they play on vast lengths of fencing wire stretched across the Australian landscape.

Alan Lamb is an artist, biomedical research scientist and composer who has long been fascinated by the vibrating qualities of telegraph wires. As a young boy he was introduced to the music of the wires during walks with his sister and their nanny, who showed the children how to press their ears against a telegraph pole to 'hear the sound of the world'.

Years later, when he was a student on a camping holiday in Mull, Alan pulled into the side of the road and fell asleep in his van. He was woken by an extraordinary sound. It was produced by the telegraph wires overhead as they waxed and waned in the wind. Alan was transported by the sounds and became determined to record their music.

Since then, he has worked with abandoned telegraph wires on several sites across Australia and installed new structures in order to produce and record music from them. Alan has also completed extensive research into auditory perception and developed theories relating to the wire music and its behaviour.

In this programme, wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson, who has long been interested in the sounds of the wind, travels to Australia to meet Alan Lamb and some of his colleagues at The Wired Lab Project. He discusses their work and its evolution and records for himself some of the extraordinary music of the wires.

Presenter: Chris Watson
Producer: Sarah Blunt.

MON 07:00 Gloomsbury (b01n1vlc)
Series 1, Desperately Seeking Peace and Quiet

A stellar cast of Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, Nigel Planer, Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions breathes life into the colourfully chaotic characters of Gloomsbury, a riotous new comedy about the Bloomsbury Group.

The six-part series from the pen of Sue Limb is an affectionate send up of the infamous literary group whose arty and adulterous adventures dominated the cultural scene in the early 20th century.

In Episode Two, the novelist Ginny Fox is visiting her friends Vera Sackcloth-Vest and Henry Mickleton, who live in a modest unassuming little castle in Kent.

Ginny has writer's block, so Vera tries desperately to provide peace and quiet, gagging the blackbirds and cloaking the gravel paths in velvet. But their tranquil idyll is shattered by the explosive arrival of Venus Traduces, hell-bent on recapturing Vera's heart with a series of appalling musical serenades.

Ginny's tiresome husband Lionel has followed her incognito with a portfolio of herbal remedies, but Henry manages to detain him in the pantry whilst Ginny and Vera dive under the covers to devour a steamy new book, Lady Hattersley's Plover by the intriguing proletarian writer D.H. Lollipop. The chums emerge flushed and enthralled, convinced that they must meet D.H. Lollipop and experience his dangerous animal magnetism at first hand.

Cast:
Vera Sackcloth-Vest ..... Miriam Margolyes
Gosling, her Gardener ..... Nigel Planer
Henry Mickleton ..... Jonathan Coy
Venus Traduces ..... Morwenna Banks
Mrs Gosling, Housekeeper ..... Alison Steadman
Mrs Ginny Fox ..... Alison Steadman
Lionel Fox ..... Nigel Planer

Produced by Jamie Rix
A Little Brother Production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b07q3328)
Series 76, Episode 4

Nicholas Parsons and guests return for the 76th series of the panel show where participants must try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, deviation or repetition. No repetition? That's no small order after nearly 50 years.

This is a very special episode coming from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and features the following guests: Paul Merton, Fred MacAulay, Pippa Evans and Marcus Brigstocke.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.

Produced by Matt Stronge.

It is a BBC Studios production.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.

Produced by Matt Stronge.

MON 08:00 Parsley Sidings (b007k0t7)
Series 2, The Film Makers

Station master Horace Hepplewhite decides to offer the station as a movie location.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Kenneth Connor as Valentine/ Bradshaw/Whitney, Liz Fraser as Gloria, Ian Lavender as Bert, Graham Stark as Joe Sims and Elizabeth Morgan.

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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1973.

MON 08:30 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01lv5zm)
From 11/05/1974

Kenneth Williams and Ted Ray make merry at the court of Henry VIII. Songs and sketches with Miriam Margolyes. From May 1974.

MON 09:00 Foul Play (b00z5bl2)
Series 4, Much Ado About Murder

Crime writers Jean McConnell and Keith Miles tackle an Elizabethan court killing. Chaired by Simon Brett. From September 1998.

MON 09:30 A Whole New Ball Game (b00gf8dn)
Series 2, The Friendly

Fists fly when Andy and Robert's football teams meet, but not among the players. Stars Brenda Blethyn. From November 1994.

MON 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr51)
A Friendship Betrayed

Two men's lives run almost in parallel. One is a prince of Jerusalem, Judah Ben Hur. The other is known as "He that was born to be King of the Jews."

Lew Wallace's epic tale stars Jamie Glover as Judah Ben Hur, Samuel West as Messala, Phyllis Calvert as Amrah and Michael Gambon reads from the Bible

Dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska.

Music by Wilfredo Acosta.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

MON 11:00 Winston Graham Short Stories (b03ymztf)
The Old Boys

A stroll down memory lane turns into an unexpectedly heated encounter when two 'old boys' meet in the grounds of their old school. Read by Nicholas Farrell.

Winston Graham was one of the most successful and prolific novelists of the 20th century. He wrote in many genres but his best known body of work was undoubtedly the 12 historical novels set in Cornwall at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries which became known as The Poldarks.

Although it's the Poldarks that brought Winston Graham the most fame, he also wrote more than 30 other novels, six of which have been filmed including the thriller, Marnie directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1964.

This selection celebrates the range of his work and offers a glimpse into the enduring appeal of his most famous characters, Ross and Demelza who are soon set to return to BBC screens in a new adaptation.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by The Waters Partnership.

MON 11:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007rfcg)
Verona: A Conspiracy of Parrots

Can Verona, a 'slightly elderly lady', keep her bird collection out of the hands of the auctioneer? Stars Stephanie Cole.

MON 12:00 Parsley Sidings (b007k0t7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 12:30 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01lv5zm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 13:00 Ling/Ace - Crown House (b07shgtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 13:30 The Wire (b00x338l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 14:00 Sue Townsend - The Queen and I (b07shh52)
Justice

Now just Mrs Windsor, can the former Queen support her son Charles as his trial for affray begins? Read by Miriam Margolyes.

MON 14:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j1c4r)
Roots

Nature writer and conservationist Roger Deakin's poetic travelogue starts with Suffolk in springtime. Read by Sean Baker.

MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b018wfsk)
AS Byatt - Possession, Episode 11

Roland Michell, an academic research assistant, is completing some work in the London Library, when he comes across two unfinished letters written by the Victorian Poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Theses letters have obviously not been found by anyone else and they are not to his wife but to an unknown woman. Roland, whose entire academic life has been devoted to studying Ash, decides, recklessly to pocket the letters and try to determine exactly who they were written to.

This is the beginning of a quest that will change literary history and with the help of a feminist literary scholar Maud Bailey, they are determined to find out the truth behind these letters. Certain other characters hear about the letters and are eager to get their hands on them for their own financial gain and will do so, by any means necessary, and so the chase begins.

Roland, risking his future and Maud risking friendship and reputation, find themselves on a ferry bound for Brittany in France.

Written by A S Byatt. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Cast:
Maud ...... Jemma Redgrave
Roland ...... Harry Hadden-Paton
Ash ....... James d'arcy
Lamotte ..... Rachael Stirling
Blackadder ..... Bill Paterson
Cropper ..... Matthew Marsh
George ...... Kenneth Cranham
Joan ....... Joanna David
Beatrice Nest ...... Stella Gonet
Euan ...... Nicholas Boulton
Fergus ...... Jonjo O'Neil
Hildebrand ..... Robert Portal
Val ...... Laura Pyper
Leonora .... Lorelei King
Raoul/Toby Byng .... Sam Dale
Mrs Wapshott/Mrs Cammish/Mrs lees ..... Jane Whittenshaw
Beth/PA/Mrs Judge/Librarian ...... Rachel Atkins
Girl ...... Sylvie Goodwin

Director: Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b016w7zt)
Binyavanga Wainaina - One Day I Will Write About This Place, Episode 1

Prize-winning author Binyavanga Wainaina's impressionistic memoir of growing up in modern day Kenya amongst a cacophony of sounds, black mamba bicycle bells, the hairdryers at his mother's beauty parlour, the languages of dozens of tribes and the infectious laughter of his sister Ciru. But over it all hangs the dread of what is happening in his mother's homeland, to her family and friends, under the dictatorship of Idi Amin.

Read by Freddy Macha. Abridged by Jane Marshall

Produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

MON 16:00 Foul Play (b00z5bl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

MON 16:30 A Whole New Ball Game (b00gf8dn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

MON 17:00 Gloomsbury (b01n1vlc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b07q3328)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space (b007jqb9)
The Red Planet, Episode 11

Jet and the crew reach freighter number two and realise they may not be alone on Mars. 1954 sci-fi classic set in the future of 1971 stars Andrew Faulds.

MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00769l8)
Rick Stein & Tim Smit

Rosie Boycott visits Cornwall to meet sea food guru Rick Stein and his neighbour Sir Tim Smit, creator of the Eden Project, to talk about favourite paperbacks by Tom Robbins, Nicola Shulman and Donna Tartt. From 2002.

A Rage For Rock Gardening by Nicola Shulman
Publisher: Short Books

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
Publisher: No Exit Press

The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Publisher: Penguin.

MON 19:00 Parsley Sidings (b007k0t7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 19:30 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01lv5zm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 20:00 Ling/Ace - Crown House (b07shgtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 20:30 The Wire (b00x338l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 21:00 Winston Graham Short Stories (b03ymztf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

MON 21:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007rfcg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b07q3328)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 22:30 Very Old Pretenders (b014qq1t)
In Therapy

Written by multi award-winning writer Carl Gorham, creator of cult TV animation show "Stressed Eric", the series explores what happens when two Jacobite soldiers from 1745 are found alive and well in a cave in Perthshire and have to be integrated into modern Scottish society by English academic Andrew Merron.

Friction between the two Jacobite soldiers comes to a head and results in a bust-up with broadswords. This prompts anthropologist Andrew Merron to introduce them to the modern world of therapy. The two soldiers can't agree who should have therapy first; they can't even agree how they should decide who should have therapy first. It is only when they are forced to live separately, with a dreary cousin of Merron's and his fussy Uncle that Rab and Macdonald start to realise each other's true merits.

Cast:
Andrew Merron......................David Haig
Denise Merron..................Rebecca Front
Rab /Therapist....................................Jack Docherty
Macdonald/Uncle Jed........................Gordon Kennedy
Dougie / Waiter ......Moray Hunter
Keef Van Leer ..... Carl Gorham

Producer: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01ljyhn)
The Comedy Club offers the best in contemporary comedy. Jessica Fostekew chats to Lizzie Roper.

MON 23:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b07qc93g)
Series 9, Brown, Birkwood, Monbiot

Craig Brown, critic and satirist, best known for his parodies in Private Eye. In The Independent on Sunday he is Wallace Arnold, he's Bel Littlejohn in The Guardian, and he has a diary in Private Eye under a number of topical guises. As well as writing comedy shows such as Norman Ormal for TV, Craig has a regular column in The Daily Telegraph, and his books include The Little Book of Chaos, The Marsh Marlowe Letters and The Hounding of John Thomas.

Katie Birkwood, the rare books and special collections librarian at the Royal College of Physicians, London, where she's worked for three years and recently curated a hugely popular exhibition on the life and book collection of John Dee. Katie regularly contributes to the journal Library & Information History, and has published on topics as diverse as the 16th century manuscripts collector Robert Cotton; the 17th archbishop James Ussher; depictions of venereal disease in early printed books, and the 20th century astronomer Fred Hoyle.

George Monbiot, a journalist best known for his environmental activism. His celebrated Guardian columns are syndicated all over the world, and he is the author of the bestselling books Captive State, The Age of Consent, as well as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed and No Man's Land. His investigations in Africa, Asia, and the Americas have led to him to be declared persona non grata in seven countries, sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment in Indonesia, shot at, beaten up by military police, shipwrecked and stung into a coma.

This week, the Museum's Guest Committee appreciate a mythical hotel from another age; a book that was stolen from the greatest library of the Tudor age; and the greatest bear that ever lived.

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 Daydream Believers (b007kq40)
Written by and starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, this comedy follows the parallel stories of flatmates tetchy Ray and aimless Colin, and the mighty alien empire of Baron Amstrad and his hi-tech android, Info.

Colin starts attending ante-natal classes in the hope of finding a girlfriend, and Colin and Ray's kitchen is suddenly infested with ants. Meanwhile, in the infinite reaches of space, Baron Amstrad is feeling a bit broody, and the galaxy is suddenly invaded by ruthless alien hordes.


TUESDAY 06 SEPTEMBER 2016

TUE 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space (b007jqb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]

TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00769l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]

TUE 01:00 Ling/Ace - Crown House (b07shgtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]

TUE 01:30 The Wire (b00x338l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:00 Sue Townsend - The Queen and I (b07shh52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]

TUE 02:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j1c4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]

TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b018wfsk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b016w7zt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]

TUE 03:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:00 Foul Play (b00z5bl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:30 A Whole New Ball Game (b00gf8dn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]

TUE 05:00 Gloomsbury (b01n1vlc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]

TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b07q3328)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]

TUE 06:00 Ling/Ace - Crown House (b07shh6l)
Episode 7

Gina has more debts, the past comes back to haunt Alice and Jenny receives some tragic news. 1930s saga with Richard Pasco.

TUE 06:30 Unbuilding Detroit (b011p5nw)
In a city that has shed almost fifty percent of its population since its peak in 1950 - the problem of abandoned houses and crumbling neighbourhoods in Detroit is a significant one.

As architect Dan Hoffman, remarked, "unbuilding has surpassed building as the city's major architectural activity." Since 1970 almost one-third of the city's occupied houses, more than the total number of occupied dwellings in the entire city of Cincinnati, has been demolished - but many more still remain.

The city has become a site of artistic pilgrimage for some - often times painted as a ghost town, with images that contain no trace of humanity - just skeletal, abandoned structures reaching up into the sky. But concealed behind the symbolism of this grand, decaying industrial city and its emptiness lies a vibrant network of artists, activists and architects - seeking to beautify, to transform and to re-imagine Detroit.

In this programme we discover how charred, crumbling buildings and dilapidated factories - remnants of Motown's industrial past- have been transformed into riots of colour and sound. Featuring contributions from the artists Scott Hocking, Tyree Guyton and Olayami Dabls.

Produced by Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 07:00 Two Doors Down (b008j0lm)
Series 2, Out of Tune

Miss Black throws a fancy dinner for Radio 3's Sean Rafferty, and cleaner Sally is on hand. Stars Stella McCusker. From August 2002.

TUE 07:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b07q8st0)
Series 2, Possessions

New series from multi-award winning Mark Watson. Assisted and impeded in equal measure by henchmen Sam Simmons and Will Adamsdale, he revives his quest to make some sort of sense of life, against the backdrop of a world that has, in recent times, come to seem even more peculiar than usual.

The tenacious trio take on some of human life's central topics - family, spirituality, Scandinavia. Watson peddles his unique, high-octane stand-up while Simmons and Adamsdale chip in with interjections which include (but are not limited to) music, shopping lists, life advice, stunts, avant-garde offerings and divvy interactions.

Expect big laughs, controlled chaos and an attempt to answer the one question none of us can quite escape from - what exactly is going on?

This week, the theme is possessions. We spend a lot of life accruing stuff. Does it really make us happy? Would we be better off throwing it all in the river? Is there a middle ground where we can throw most of it in the lake, but keep our car because it's useful?

Mark Watson is a multi-award winning comedian, including the inaugural If.Comedy Panel Prize 2006. He is assisted by Sam Simmons, winner of Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award 2015, and Will Adamsdale who won the Perrier Comedy Award in 2004.

Produced by Lianne Coop
An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jl7y)
Series 1, The Lead Man Cometh

Just as Albert and Harold are needing to economise, the rag and bone men are made an irresistible offer. Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H Corbett as Harold and Leonard Rossiter as Welsh Hughie.

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 September 1966.

TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jphs)
A Problem Shared

The inept civil servants get in a jam over traffic and an agony aunt. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From July 1976.

TUE 09:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b07qc93g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]

TUE 09:30 Chambers (b007jntq)
Series 1, The American

The arrival of a star US lawyer prompts stuffy John Fuller-Carp to copy his sharp tactics. Stars John Bird. From May 1996.

TUE 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5g)
Son of Arrius

Freed from slavery, the prince encounters his old enemy Messala. Stars Jamie Glover, Samuel West and Michael Gambon.

TUE 11:00 Winston Graham Short Stories (b03yngnh)
At the Chalet Lartrec

Driving through the Swiss Alps in the 1960s, a young Englishman seeks shelter from a storm, but his hosts at the Chalet Lartrec are not pleased to see him. Read by Ewan Bailey.

Winston Graham was one of the most successful and prolific novelists of the 20th century. He wrote in many genres but his best known body of work was undoubtedly the 12 historical novels set in Cornwall at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries which became known as The Poldarks.

Although it's the Poldarks that brought Winston Graham the most fame, he also wrote more than 30 other novels, six of which have been filmed including the thriller, Marnie directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1964.

This selection celebrates the range of his work and offers a glimpse into the enduring appeal of his most famous characters, Ross and Demelza who are soon set to return to BBC screens in a new adaptation.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by The Waters Partnership.

TUE 11:15 Sue Teddern - Bag-a-Bagel (b007579k)
When Shirley Silver's husband walked out on her, he left his mother's bagel recipe behind. Success is the best revenge.

Stars June Whitfield as Shirley, Matilda Ziegler as Debby, Sharon D Clarke as Merline, John Rowe as Ken and Rachel Atkins as Jessica.

Producer: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.

TUE 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jl7y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jphs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 13:00 Ling/Ace - Crown House (b07shh6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 13:30 Unbuilding Detroit (b011p5nw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 14:00 Sue Townsend - The Queen and I (b07shh6n)
A Funeral

Now just Mrs Windsor, the former Queen must cope with personal loss and a son now in prison. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

TUE 14:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j1hzr)
Sapwood

Nature writer and conservationist Roger Deakin looks at moths with a group of Essex insect enthusiasts. Read by Sean Baker.

TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b018wy4d)
AS Byatt - Possession, Episode 12

Roland Michell, an academic research assistant, is completing some work in the London Library, when he comes across two unfinished letters written by the Victorian Poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Theses letters have obviously not been found by anyone else and they are not to his wife but to an unknown woman. Roland, whose entire academic life has been devoted to studying Ash, decides, recklessly to pocket the letters and try to determine exactly who they were written to.

This is the beginning of a quest that will change literary history and with the help of a feminist literary scholar Maud Bailey, they are determined to find out the truth behind these letters. Certain other characters hear about the letters and are eager to get their hands on them for their own financial gain and will do so, by any means necessary, and so the chase begins.

Cropper and Fergus, follow Roland and Maud to France in the hope of forcing them to hand over the letters. Unfortunately however they bump into Leonora and Blackadder instead!

Written by A S Byatt. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Cast:
Maud ...... Jemma Redgrave
Roland ...... Harry Hadden-Paton
Ash ....... James d'arcy
Lamotte ..... Rachael Stirling
Blackadder ..... Bill Paterson
Cropper ..... Matthew Marsh
George ...... Kenneth Cranham
Joan ....... Joanna David
Beatrice Nest ...... Stella Gonet
Euan ...... Nicholas Boulton
Fergus ...... Jonjo O'Neil
Hildebrand ..... Robert Portal
Val ...... Laura Pyper
Leonora .... Lorelei King
Raoul/Toby Byng .... Sam Dale
Mrs Wapshott/Mrs Cammish/Mrs lees ..... Jane Whittenshaw
Beth/PA/Mrs Judge/Librarian ...... Rachel Atkins
Girl ...... Sylvie Goodwin

Director: Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b016wxv1)
Binyavanga Wainaina - One Day I Will Write About This Place, Episode 2

By Binyavanga Wainaina.

Wainaina is nine and has learned to read. He devours a book a day and loves to play with words. And he observes that all around him East Africa is in turmoil. "Kings are in trouble from Presidents. Presidents are in trouble from Generals. Everybody is in trouble from communists." And as he tries to puzzle out the difference between tribe and nation, he decides that one day he will become a writer.

Read by Freddy Macha. Abridged by Jane Marshall

Produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

TUE 16:00 Counterpoint (b008l1vr)
2006, Heat 1

4 Extra Debut. Ned Sherrin hosts the musical quiz with Bridget Biggar of Maidenhead, Michael Paine from Guildford and Clive Summers from Bow.

TUE 16:30 Chambers (b007jntq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

TUE 17:00 Two Doors Down (b008j0lm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

TUE 17:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b07q8st0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space (b007jqdn)
The Red Planet, Episode 12

A mysterious ship disturbs the crew, and a city from Jet's dreams appears to exist on Mars. 1954 sci-fi classic set in the future of 1971. Stars Andrew Faulds.

TUE 18:30 Lives in a Landscape (b07shh7d)
The Base

The tale of life in Tidworth's army base - where war news comes in, as wives wait for husbands to return from Iraq. From August 2005.

TUE 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jl7y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jphs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 20:00 Ling/Ace - Crown House (b07shh6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 20:30 Unbuilding Detroit (b011p5nw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 21:00 Winston Graham Short Stories (b03yngnh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

TUE 21:15 Sue Teddern - Bag-a-Bagel (b007579k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

TUE 22:00 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b07q8st0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 22:30 Dave Podmore's Cricket Night (b007wqf2)
Episode 2

Trying to find a job, can Pod meet the challenge of becoming a first-class umpire? Stars Christopher Douglas. From April 2004.

TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b07v6nh1)
The Comedy Club offers the best in contemporary comedy. Jessica Fostekew chats to Lizzie Roper.

TUE 23:00 Clare in the Community (b00g27lm)
Series 2, Brian Come Home

Can couples counselling calm the ultra-PC social worker's constant criticism of her boyfriend Brian? Stars Sally Phillips. From November 2005.

TUE 23:30 Delve Special (b007k4fc)
Series 2, The Secret Disservice

David Lander probes MI5 in a tale of dirty tricks, purple herrings and mauve sheep. Stars Stephen Fry as the spoof investigative journalist. From September 1985.


WEDNESDAY 07 SEPTEMBER 2016

WED 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space (b007jqdn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]

WED 00:30 Lives in a Landscape (b07shh7d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]

WED 01:00 Ling/Ace - Crown House (b07shh6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]

WED 01:30 Unbuilding Detroit (b011p5nw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:00 Sue Townsend - The Queen and I (b07shh6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]

WED 02:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j1hzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]

WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b018wy4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b016wxv1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]

WED 03:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:00 Counterpoint (b008l1vr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:30 Chambers (b007jntq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]

WED 05:00 Two Doors Down (b008j0lm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]

WED 05:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b07q8st0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]

WED 06:00 Ling/Ace - Crown House (b07shh8g)
Episode 8

Nick is involved in a naval crisis, and can things end happily for Jenny? Final instalment of family saga with Dominic Rickhards.

WED 06:30 Warsaw Variations (b018cg7v)
Panufnik and Lutoslawski were the great hopes of Polish music at the outbreak of World War Two.

During the Occupation, opportunities for musical development were severely limited, but an artistic life sprang up in the cafes and bars of Warsaw. For four years, Lutoslawski and Panufnik made a living playing arrangements of popular and classical tunes (most famously the Paganini variations) to mixed audiences of music lovers, nationalist resisters and cultured Wehrmacht officers.

Warsaw Variations traces the experiences of these two young musicians through the Occupation, the Warsaw Uprising (in which virtually all their manuscripts were destroyed) and into the era of Socialist Realism.

Immediately following the war Panufnik was designated 'Composer Number One'. But by 1954, he'd had enough of pleasing the authorities and defected to Britain. Lutoslawski stayed in Poland and emerged as one of the most prominent composers of the late 20th Century.

With contributions from two men with memories of Warsaw's war-time cafe culture - actor and former waiter Witold Sadowy and musicologist Wladyslaw Malinowski, as well as Panufnik's widow, Lady Camilla Panufnik; the music scholar and Lutoslawski expert Adrian Thomas; Panufnik's biographer Beata Boleslawska, and a historian of Polish musical life under the Nazis Katarzyna Naliwajek.

This programme received the Prix Europa in October 2012 for the 'Best European Music Programme of the Year'. It was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Produced by Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production.

WED 07:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076bj5)
Series 2, Episode 5

Can Cassie deal with the consequences of her big night out? Stars Debra Stephenson and David Lamb. From November 2002.

WED 07:30 To Hull and Back (b07qbcbl)
Series 2, Where Do You Think You're Going?

Lucy Beaumont stars as the daughter trying to escape her overbearing mother played by Maureen Lipman in the second series of this warm hearted sitcom set in Hull.

"It's like a cross between a Victoria Wood Sketch and a Mike Leigh film". Radio Times

Episode 4 - Where Do You Think You're Going?

In the last episode of this series, Sophie thinks that she'll finally get to meet her Auntie Pamela and her mother gets a job at Humber Helpline, to prove to Sophie that she's the kind one of the two sisters.

Writer ..... Lucy Beaumont
Producer ..... Carl Cooper
Production Co-ordinator ..... Sophie Richardson

This is a BBC Studios Production.

WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b0084rjj)
Have Been Towing

HMS Troutbridge comes home, dragging vessels from around the world behind her.

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 Captain Hardcastle, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as Captain Atchinson.

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 July 1967.

WED 08:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1f3)
The Chef That Died of Shame

The regular Hancock's cast play different characters - in the rise and fall saga of a pie-stall cook, Percy Higgins.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

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 May 1955.

WED 09:00 The 99p Challenge (b00nnpzc)
Series 2, Episode 4

Crazy panel show capers as Sue Perkins grills Simon Pegg, Mel Giedroyc, Peter Baynham and Richard Herring. From July 2000.

WED 09:30 Rent (b04ndrzg)
Series 2, Episode 3

Maria is in the grip of a writer's block. Will her housemates help? With Patrick Barlow and Barbara Flynn. From February 1995.

WED 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5x)
The Chariot Race

The prince and his former friend Messala try to exact brutal revenge on each other. Stars Jamie Glover and Samuel West.

WED 11:00 Winston Graham Short Stories (b03ynmf3)
The Cornish Farm

In search of a rural idyll a couple buy a farm in Cornwall but it turns out to be a property with a recent 'history'. Read by Nicholas Farrell.

Winston Graham was one of the most successful and prolific novelists of the 20th century. He wrote in many genres but his best known body of work was undoubtedly the 12 historical novels set in Cornwall at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries which became known as The Poldarks.

Although it's the Poldarks that brought Winston Graham the most fame, he also wrote more than 30 other novels, six of which have been filmed including the thriller, Marnie directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1964.

This selection celebrates the range of his work and offers a glimpse into the enduring appeal of his most famous characters, Ross and Demelza who are set to return to BBC screens in a new adaptation.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by The Waters Partnership.

WED 11:15 Georgia Pritchett - Double Trouble (b00757gt)
Four heavily pregnant friends, Amanda, Vicky, Annie and Liz attend their final antenatal class. On a whim, they form a darts team to take part in a tournament with a £250 first prize. But can any of them play - and can they win before their due dates?

Georgina Pritchett's comedy stars Maggie McCarthy as Annie, Eilidh Fraser as Vicky, Gabrielle Glaister as Amanda and Juliet Cowan as Liz.

Director: David Blount

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.

WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b0084rjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1f3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 13:00 Ling/Ace - Crown House (b07shh8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 13:30 Warsaw Variations (b018cg7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 14:00 Sue Townsend - The Queen and I (b07shhkd)
It's a Nightmare!

Now just Mrs Windsor, can the former Queen deal with nightmarish new development? Who can she trust? Read by Miriam Margolyes.

WED 14:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j1ywl)
Wood Jazz

Nature writer Roger Deakin is in North Wales to celebrate the living outdoor sculptures of David Nash. Read by Sean Baker.

WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b018xs8m)
AS Byatt - Possession, Episode 13

Roland Michell, an academic research assistant, is completing some work in the London Library, when he comes across two unfinished letters written by the Victorian Poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Theses letters have obviously not been found by anyone else and they are not to his wife but to an unknown woman. Roland, whose entire academic life has been devoted to studying Ash, decides, recklessly to pocket the letters and try to determine exactly who they were written to.

This is the beginning of a quest that will change literary history and with the help of a feminist literary scholar Maud Bailey, they are determined to find out the truth behind these letters. Certain other characters hear about the letters and are eager to get their hands on them for their own financial gain and will do so, by any means necessary, and so the chase begins.

Back in England, Maud is made aware that Cropper is wanting to buy up all the letters and take them back to America to add to his collection and that he will, by any means necessary, achieve this.

Written by A S Byatt. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Cast:
Maud ...... Jemma Redgrave
Roland ...... Harry Hadden-Paton
Ash ....... James d'arcy
Lamotte ..... Rachael Stirling
Blackadder ..... Bill Paterson
Cropper ..... Matthew Marsh
George ...... Kenneth Cranham
Joan ....... Joanna David
Beatrice Nest ...... Stella Gonet
Euan ...... Nicholas Boulton
Fergus ...... Jonjo O'Neil
Hildebrand ..... Robert Portal
Val ...... Laura Pyper
Leonora .... Lorelei King
Raoul/Toby Byng .... Sam Dale
Mrs Wapshott/Mrs Cammish/Mrs lees ..... Jane Whittenshaw
Beth/PA/Mrs Judge/Librarian ...... Rachel Atkins
Girl ...... Sylvie Goodwin

Director: Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b016x22r)
Binyavanga Wainaina - One Day I Will Write About This Place, Episode 3

By Binyavanga Wainaina.

Wainaina and his sister are doing well at primary school and are hoping their grades will get them into a top secondary school. But there are rumours that Gikuyus' names are being taken off the lists.
And the author visits the industrial sprawl of Nairobi with his father: hot sun city with its creaking, cantankerous corrugated iron roofs, and learns manly things about cars' entrails.

Read by Freddy Macha. Abridged by Jane Marshall

Produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

WED 16:00 The 99p Challenge (b00nnpzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

WED 16:30 Rent (b04ndrzg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

WED 17:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076bj5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

WED 17:30 To Hull and Back (b07qbcbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space (b007jqgq)
The Red Planet, Episode 13

In the Martian city from Captain Jet Morgan's childhood dream, Lemmy finds himself under telepathic attack. 1954 sci-fi classic set in the future of 1971. Stars Andrew Faulds.

WED 18:30 Off the Page (b00hlbp4)
Organisation

Dominic Arkwright chairs a discussion on the word 'organisation' with former director general of the British Council Sir David Green, punk poet Attila the Stockbroker and writer Jay Griffiths.

WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b0084rjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 19:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1f3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 20:00 Ling/Ace - Crown House (b07shh8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 20:30 Warsaw Variations (b018cg7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 21:00 Winston Graham Short Stories (b03ynmf3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

WED 21:15 Georgia Pritchett - Double Trouble (b00757gt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

WED 22:00 To Hull and Back (b07qbcbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 22:30 Listen Against (b016x3gn)
Series 4, Episode 2

Listen Against is the comedy that takes the back off your radio and television, fiddles round with the programmes inside and then puts them all back the wrong way round.

Using "beautifully crafted, scalpel sharp" (Gillian Reynolds) mash-ups of current and archive programmes Listen Against creates a "sly, sharp, smart, surreal, satirical" world (Sunday Telegraph) where Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes look back in amplitude of at a week's worth of broadcasting like a media tapeworm going through a dog.

Like "the mischievous offspring of Points of View and The Day Today" (Observer) fictional listeners bombard Listen Against with fictional letters and emails complaining about half-fictional programmes while fictional guests and real life presenters (this series includes Melvyn Bragg, Jeremy Vine and Vanessa Feltz) argue with each other in "a gem of a satirical swoop at radio and television." (Guardian).

Written and created by Jon Holmes
Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes

Cast:
Kevin Eldon (Brass Eye, Big Train)
Justin Edwards (The Thick of It)
Sarah Hadland (Miranda)
James Bachman (Mitchell & Webb)
Kim Wall (Big Train , IT Crowd)
David Mara (RSC & Donmar Warehouse)

Produced by Sam Bryant.

WED 23:00 Living with Mother (b01nthhy)
Series 2, Sandy Belle

Apparently you're only allowed to live in your beach chalet for the summer months, but Pip and Tilly are broke and decide to stay in their chalet, Sandy Belle, over winter to save money on renting in town.

It's all Tilly's idea. Pip is beside himself with worry. Terrified the police will catch them, he's forced to hide old Pru - his beloved car - in the sand dunes. He's so miserable - hiding away as if they're criminals. However he soon discovers that all is not lost when he receives something unexpected in the post...

Writing about the first series of Living with Mother, Radio Times described it as "Alexander Kirk's astutely-observed comedy series...underpinning each of these tales is a bittersweet poignancy, a moment when the easy laughs are replaced with a lip-trembling insight into the vulnerability, lack of self-confidence and interdependency".

Cast:
Tilly ..... Alison Steadman
Pip ..... Tom Goodman-Hill

Written by Alexander Kirk

Producer: Anna Madley
An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 23:15 Mission Improbable (b01p7by4)
Series 1, Egypt!

The international adventures of journalist Jane, manhunter Lucy and zookeeper Amelia continue - this time in the Egyptian desert.

When Jane's mum reveals that a member of her travel party, the gorgeous Dr Ralph, recently disappeared while they were on a guided tour of King Mufitez's tomb just outside Cairo, Jane reckons she's onto a sure-fire front-pager.

Chronically single Lucy is more than happy to drop everything in pursuit of the good doctor and Amelia is enticed along by the promise of a camel ride. However their sandy quest turns out to be far from straightforward. Our heroes are forced to endure extremes of temperature, fierce desert winds and a ten thousand year-old cobra - with only their foul smelling, asthmatic and worryingly cheap camel to help them.

Will they make it to King Mufitez's tomb? Will they find Dr Ralph? And will they ever get all that sand out of their pants?

Jane...................Catriona Knox
Lucy...................Lizzie Bates
Amelia................Anna Emerson
Angela................Felicity Montagu

Written by Anna Emerson, Lizzie Bates and Catriona Knox.
Audio production by Matt Katz.
Produced by Dave Lamb and Richie Webb.
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 23:30 At Home With The Snails (b007jn95)
Series 1, Episode 4

With 2000 snails in Alex's shed, there are fears that they will take over the village. Stars Gerard Foster and Geoffrey Palmer. From July 2001.


THURSDAY 08 SEPTEMBER 2016

THU 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space (b007jqgq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]

THU 00:30 Off the Page (b00hlbp4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]

THU 01:00 Ling/Ace - Crown House (b07shh8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]

THU 01:30 Warsaw Variations (b018cg7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:00 Sue Townsend - The Queen and I (b07shhkd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]

THU 02:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j1ywl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]

THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b018xs8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b016x22r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]

THU 03:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:00 The 99p Challenge (b00nnpzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:30 Rent (b04ndrzg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]

THU 05:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076bj5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]

THU 05:30 To Hull and Back (b07qbcbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]

THU 06:00 Wimsey (b00s8kxl)
Have His Carcase, The Evidence of the Corpse

When crime author Harriet Vane finds a body, debonair sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey investigates.

Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, Maria Aitken as Harriet Vane, Nigel Stock as Inspector Umplety, Warren Clarke as Haviland Martin and Isabel Dean as Mrs Weldon.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Have His Carcase was first published in 1932.

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War.

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations that were broadcast between 1972 and 1975.

Adapted for radio in six episodes by Alistair Beaton.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1981.

THU 06:30 In for the Kill (b011j8zb)
Crime writer Mike Phillips investigates the coming of age of black British crime fiction and asks why there is still a reluctance to see the black detective as hero.

In recent years as the ethnic mix in the UK has changed, the literature produced by black Britons has embraced broader themes beyond questions of identity and freedom. The autobiographical narratives of the past are being superseded by a new generation of writers who are tackling other genres - notably crime fiction.

Mike Phillips was one of the first to delve into this area with Sam Dean, the journalist who features in his novels Blood Rights and The Late Candidate. In this programme, he meets other writers who are following his example, and discovers what their work tells us about modern Britain. The UK still lags behind the US where novelists such as Walter Mosley and Barbara Neely have captured the black crime fiction genre. Phillips discovers why this is the case.

Producer: Paula McGinley.

THU 07:00 Bristow (b00cglkn)
Series 1, Follow That Star

The troublesome Chester-Perry buying clerk tries smuggling a food inspector into chef Gordon Blue's staff canteen.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Christopher Benjamin as BJ Bothwick, Owen Brenman as Hewitt, Katy Odey as Miss Sunman, Jon Glover as Station Master and Sheila Reid as Mrs Dimple.

Frank Dickens died in July 2016

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.

THU 07:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b07qbstb)
Series 4, Big Tom and the Hendersons

Episode 2 - Big Tom and The Hendersons. Dad tries to fight off an unwanted invasion while Granny turns to smuggling.

Series 4 of Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups presents another hilarious helping of down-the-line adventures from Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated Tom. Listen in on Tom's weekly phone calls home to his Mum, Dad and Gran in Sheffield and get a glimpse into the triumphs and tribulations of the Wrigglesworth clan in all its dysfunctional glory.

Starring Tom Wrigglesworth, Paul Copley, Kate Anthony, Elizabeth Bennett and Ed Kear.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle with additional material by Miles Jupp.

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production.

THU 08:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007ncw8)
Series 3, From 18/12/1977

The much-loved comedy duo celebrate Britain's "greatest living writer" - Ernie.

With Marion Montgomery.

Written by Eddie Braben.

Music by Peter Knight and his Orchestra.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1977.

THU 08:30 Radio Active (b007jvzy)
Series 7, 'It Was Twenty Years Ago Last Tuesday'

The on-air team look back to the halcyon days of the late 1960's - a time of peace, love and rampant drug abuse.

Starring Helen Atkinson Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1987.

THU 09:00 The Personality Test (b00m16xm)
Series 1, Greg Dyke

The former BBC director-general quizzes a panel about himself. With Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter and Robin Ince. From July 2006.

THU 09:30 The Elephant Man (b007k2cj)
While the Cat's Away

Leonard and Adam go to Frankfurt for the sake of the polar bear and the zoo's future. Stars Peter Serafinowicz. From September 1996.

THU 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr6d)
The King Comes into His Kingdom

After the prince's victory in the chariot race, news arrives of his mother and sister. Stars Jamie Glover and Michael Gambon.

THU 11:00 Winston Graham Short Stories (b03yqfx1)
Ross and Demelza

An extract from the first of the historical novels set in Cornwall, Ross Poldark. Ross takes his new wife and sometime serving girl and ward, out to see the pilchard harvest. Read by Ewan Bailey.

Winston Graham was one of the most successful and prolific novelists of the 20th century. He wrote in many genres but his best known body of work was undoubtedly the 12 historical novels set in Cornwall at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries which became known as The Poldarks.

Although it's the Poldarks that brought Winston Graham the most fame, he also wrote more than 30 other novels, six of which have been filmed including the thriller, Marnie directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1964.

This selection celebrates the range of his work and offers a glimpse into the enduring appeal of his most famous characters, Ross and Demelza who are set to return to BBC screens in a new adaptation.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by The Waters Partnership.

THU 11:15 Sue Teddern - Wannabe (b00757nl)
When young Kelly Worthington is selected for a new all-girl band, her ambitious mother glimpses a glittering future.

Sue Teddern's drama stars Tessa Peake-Jones as Denise, Sarah Rice as Kelly, Tom Watt as Tony, Gerard McDermott as Owen and Iwan Thomas as Jed.

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.

THU 12:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007ncw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 12:30 Radio Active (b007jvzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 13:00 Wimsey (b00s8kxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 13:30 In for the Kill (b011j8zb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 14:00 Ronald Frame Short Stories (b007k19s)
The Trinket Box

A prank Valentine card cannot possibly cause a marriage to break down - can it? Read by John Gordon Sinclair.

THU 14:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j26h2)
Driftwood

Nature writer Roger Deakin marvels at forest birdsong in France and hunts bush plums with Aboriginal women. Read by Sean Baker.

THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b018xw66)
AS Byatt - Possession, Episode 14

Roland Michell, an academic research assistant, is completing some work in the London Library, when he comes across two unfinished letters written by the Victorian Poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Theses letters have obviously not been found by anyone else and they are not to his wife but to an unknown woman. Roland, whose entire academic life has been devoted to studying Ash, decides, recklessly to pocket the letters and try to determine exactly who they were written to.

This is the beginning of a quest that will change literary history and with the help of a feminist literary scholar Maud Bailey, they are determined to find out the truth behind these letters. Certain other characters hear about the letters and are eager to get their hands on them for their own financial gain and will do so, by any means necessary, and so the chase begins.

In the knowledge that Cropper is prepared to go to any lengths to get his hands on the letters. Beatrice Nest gathers everyone together to try to stop him in his tracks


Written by A S Byatt. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Cast:
Maud ...... Jemma Redgrave
Roland ...... Harry Hadden-Paton
Ash ....... James d'arcy
Lamotte ..... Rachael Stirling
Blackadder ..... Bill Paterson
Cropper ..... Matthew Marsh
George ...... Kenneth Cranham
Joan ....... Joanna David
Beatrice Nest ...... Stella Gonet
Euan ...... Nicholas Boulton
Fergus ...... Jonjo O'Neil
Hildebrand ..... Robert Portal
Val ...... Laura Pyper
Leonora .... Lorelei King
Raoul/Toby Byng .... Sam Dale
Mrs Wapshott/Mrs Cammish/Mrs lees ..... Jane Whittenshaw
Beth/PA/Mrs Judge/Librarian ...... Rachel Atkins
Girl ...... Sylvie Goodwin

Director: Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b016x2jr)
Binyavanga Wainaina - One Day I Will Write About This Place, Episode 4

By Binyavanga Wainaina.

The Kenyan government is to stop subsidizing university education so Wainaina and his sister enrol at Transkei University and join the thousands of students from all over Africa who are moving to South Africa, which is transforming as the old regime makes way for the new.

Read by Freddy Macha. Abridged by Jane Marshall

Produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

THU 16:00 The Personality Test (b00m16xm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

THU 16:30 The Elephant Man (b007k2cj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

THU 17:00 Bristow (b00cglkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

THU 17:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b07qbstb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space (b007jqjl)
The Red Planet, Episode 14

As the Discovery's crew explore Mars, Jet and Doc must rescue Lemmy - but what about Mitch? 1954 sci-fi classic set in 1971. Stars Andrew Faulds.

THU 18:30 Great Lives (b007wflj)
Series 13, Rembrandt

Artist and sculptor Maggi Hambling chooses the 17th-century Dutch painter Rembrandt. With Matthew Parris.

The biographical series in which a distinguished guest chooses someone who's inspired their life. Will their hero stand up to intensive scrutiny and merit the description of having led a great life? From 2002.

THU 19:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b007ncw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 19:30 Radio Active (b007jvzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 20:00 Wimsey (b00s8kxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 20:30 In for the Kill (b011j8zb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 21:00 Winston Graham Short Stories (b03yqfx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

THU 21:15 Sue Teddern - Wannabe (b00757nl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

THU 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b07qbstb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 22:30 Newsjack (b07shhn5)
Series 15, Episode 1

Made for 4 Extra. This week's stories lovingly bashed, mashed and moulded into sketches, one-liners and hot-takes by the public. Trying to make sense of it all is host Nish Kumar.

THU 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b00cl63c)
Series 5, I Blame the Media

While Satan is away morally cleansing the media and internet, revolt is brewing in Hell. Satanic sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From October 2005.

THU 23:30 The Shuttleworths (b007jp7x)
Series 3, Midsummer Madras

Mary thinks she has seen a mouse, so John Shuttleworth starts a musical investigation. Stars Graham Fellows. From November 1997.

THU 23:45 The In Crowd (b008g2dl)
Series 1, Episode 6

Sketch show from Manchester's Comedy Store with Robin Ince, Helen Moon, Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. From January 2002.


FRIDAY 09 SEPTEMBER 2016

FRI 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space (b007jqjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]

FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b007wflj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]

FRI 01:00 Wimsey (b00s8kxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]

FRI 01:30 In for the Kill (b011j8zb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:00 Ronald Frame Short Stories (b007k19s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]

FRI 02:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j26h2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]

FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b018xw66)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b016x2jr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]

FRI 03:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:00 The Personality Test (b00m16xm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:30 The Elephant Man (b007k2cj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]

FRI 05:00 Bristow (b00cglkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]

FRI 05:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b07qbstb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]

FRI 06:00 Wimsey (b00s9f4w)
Have His Carcase, Lord Peter Sets a Trap

Murder or suicide? Upper class sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey must trace a vital clue - a battered old razor.

Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, Maria Aitken as Harriet Vane, Nigel Stock as Inspector Umplety, Malcolm Ingram as Antoine, Patrick Newell as Salcombe Hardy, Carole Harrison as Doris, Deirdre Costello as Charis and John Westbrook as the Narrator.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Have His Carcase was first published in 1932.

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War.

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations that were broadcast between 1972 and 1975.

Adapted for radio in six episodes by Alistair Beaton.

Producer: Martin Fisher.

FRI 06:30 I Remember (b07shhnc)
4 Extra Debut. 1961 extract of silent film star Bessie Love on how she was discovered by legendary director DW Griffith. With Irene Slade.

FRI 06:40 It Takes All Sorts (b07shhnf)
4 Extra Debut. Actress Lillian Gish tells Howard Lockhart how pioneering director DW Griffith influenced her silent screen career. From November 1969.

FRI 07:00 Dave Sheasby - One Flat Summer (b00752my)
The Eclipse Stakes

After a big loss on the derby, Ken turns to legendary gambler Tam Robertshaw. Stars Gerard McDermott. From September 1997.

FRI 07:30 Sketchorama (b062nrxn)
Series 4, Episode 3

Award winning actress and comedian Isy Suttie presents the pick of the best live sketch groups currently performing on the UK comedy circuit.

The programme showcases three up and coming groups featuring character, improv, broken and musical sketch comedy.

There are so many incredibly talented and inventive sketch groups on the British Comedy scene, but with no dedicated broadcast format. Sketchorama aims to bring hidden gems and established live acts to the airwaves.

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

FRI 08:00 Something to Shout About (b07shhvv)
Series 1, Episode 10

Uproar in the ad agency when the women discover the men are getting paid more!

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 Went & Mr Barbican.

"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: Trafford Whitelock

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1960.

FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b007jpgm)
King Solomon's Mines

Neddie Seagoon loses at roulette, so heads off in search of legendary African riches. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1957.

FRI 09:00 The 3rd Degree (b01s4744)
Series 3, University of Leeds

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 the University of Leeds, the specialist subjects are Civil Engineering, Popular Music Studies and Psychology, with questions ranging from dada and Dylan, to concrete and cogwheels - via penguins and postage stamps.

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 (b07s6dls)
End of the Road

The lights of Kathmandu are twinkling on the horizon, and a haunch of goat is roasting on an open fire. What can possibly go wrong? Starring Richard Ridings. From July 1996.

FRI 10:00 Penelope Fitzgerald - At Freddie's (b0076d01)
4 Extra Debut. In 1960s London, Freddie Wentworth runs the haphazard Temple Stage School in her own inimitable style. Stars Margaret Tyzack.

FRI 11:00 Winston Graham Short Stories (b03yqp4r)
Meeting Demelza

Shortly before his death in 2003, Winston Graham wrote a story for the Cornish magazine, Scryfa. He recounts an imaginary meeting with his best-loved and most spirited creation. Read by Ewan Bailey

Winston Graham was one of the most successful and prolific novelists of the 20th century. He wrote in many genres but his best known body of work was undoubtedly the 12 historical novels set in Cornwall at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries which became known as The Poldarks.

Although it's the Poldarks that brought Winston Graham the most fame, he also wrote more than 30 other novels, six of which have been filmed including the thriller, Marnie directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1964.

This selection celebrates the range of his work and offers a glimpse into the enduring appeal of his most famous characters, Ross and Demelza who are set to return to BBC screens in a new adaptation.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by The Waters Partnership.

FRI 11:15 Georgia Pritchett - Stay (b007jw2n)
A comedy about a dog-loving mum, her saint-obsessed daughter and a new doctor. Stars Sophie Thompson and Duncan Preston.

FRI 12:00 Something to Shout About (b07shhvv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jpgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 13:00 Wimsey (b00s9f4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 13:30 I Remember (b07shhnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 13:40 It Takes All Sorts (b07shhnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:40 today]

FRI 14:00 Ronald Frame Short Stories (b007k1lf)
The End of the Season

Rhona has run away from her relationship problems. At her hotel, she comes to an understanding. Read by Jilly Bond.

FRI 14:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (b00j2j7f)
Heartwood

Nature writer Roger Deakin visits a library full of apples and returns home to lay a tree hedge by hand. Read by Sean Baker.

FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b018xy28)
AS Byatt - Possession, Episode 15

Roland Michell, an academic research assistant, is completing some work in the London Library, when he comes across two unfinished letters written by the Victorian Poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Theses letters have obviously not been found by anyone else and they are not to his wife but to an unknown woman. Roland, whose entire academic life has been devoted to studying Ash, decides, recklessly to pocket the letters and try to determine exactly who they were written to.

This is the beginning of a quest that will change literary history and with the help of a feminist literary scholar Maud Bailey, they are determined to find out the truth behind these letters. Certain other characters hear about the letters and are eager to get their hands on them for their own financial gain and will do so, by any means necessary, and so the chase begins.

1987, the night of the Big Storm, Cropper and Hildebrand are caught in the act of digging up a grave.

Written by A S Byatt. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Cast:
Maud ...... Jemma Redgrave
Roland ...... Harry Hadden-Paton
Ash ....... James d'arcy
Lamotte ..... Rachael Stirling
Blackadder ..... Bill Paterson
Cropper ..... Matthew Marsh
George ...... Kenneth Cranham
Joan ....... Joanna David
Beatrice Nest ...... Stella Gonet
Euan ...... Nicholas Boulton
Fergus ...... Jonjo O'Neil
Hildebrand ..... Robert Portal
Val ...... Laura Pyper
Leonora .... Lorelei King
Raoul/Toby Byng .... Sam Dale
Mrs Wapshott/Mrs Cammish/Mrs lees ..... Jane Whittenshaw
Beth/PA/Mrs Judge/Librarian ...... Rachel Atkins
Girl ...... Sylvie Goodwin

Director: Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b016x42m)
Binyavanga Wainaina - One Day I Will Write About This Place, Episode 5

By Binyavanga Wainaina.

Having felt desperately homesick in South Africa, and not enjoying his university course, Wainaina has lost his way. But finally he gets the call to return home to Kenya and a memorable family reunion.

Read by Freddy Macha. Abridged by Jane Marshall

Produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 15:00 Penelope Fitzgerald - At Freddie's (b0076d01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

FRI 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b01s4744)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

FRI 16:30 Kathmandu or Bust (b07s6dls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

FRI 17:00 Dave Sheasby - One Flat Summer (b00752my)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

FRI 17:30 Sketchorama (b062nrxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space (b007jqlg)
The Red Planet, Episode 15

Cold-handed Maclean attacks Lemmy, but the plucky radio operator fights back. 1954 sci-fi classic set in the future of 1971. Stars David Kossoff.

FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b00rdyrb)
Series 9, Bach's Goldberg Variations

Series exploring famous pieces of music and their emotional appeal.

Bach wrote his Goldberg Variations for harpsichord in the 1740s, but today it's performed by pianists all over the world. People describe the place these pieces have in their lives, including a neuroscientist from New York, pianist Angela Hewitt, a father driving his family through the night in the Australian Outback, and a woman from Oregon whose life was transformed, perhaps even saved, by this music.

FRI 19:00 Something to Shout About (b07shhvv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jpgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 20:00 Wimsey (b00s9f4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 20:30 I Remember (b07shhnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 20:40 It Takes All Sorts (b07shhnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:40 today]

FRI 21:00 Winston Graham Short Stories (b03yqp4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

FRI 21:15 Georgia Pritchett - Stay (b007jw2n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

FRI 22:00 Sketchorama (b062nrxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 22:30 Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable (b01qjj3c)
Series 1, Ruth Madoc

Ian D Montfort is a celebrity spirit medium and psychic, and star of a brand new series for Radio 2. A comedy character created by Tom Binns (the man behind hapless hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury) Ian D Montfort has been a hit at the last three Edinburgh festivals with his combination of magic and laughter.

In each radio show Ian makes contact with the celebrity 'spirit guides' secretly chosen by audience members and reveals personal stories that make them laugh-out-loud one moment and gasp in surprise the next. Each episode features a different celebrity guest who gets a 'private' reading from Ian. This episode stars former Hi Di Hi and Little Britain actress Ruth Madoc who gets a surprise visitation from William Shakespeare, and other guests across the series are Angela Griffin, Hardeep Singh Kohli and Joe Swash.

FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b01b1y1d)
The Comedy Club offers the best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to QI elf James Harkin.

FRI 23:00 A Look Back at the Nineties (b007jqm8)
1996

Kate Robbins, Brian Perkins and Chris Barrie take a satirical look back at the decade that had yet to happen. Recorded in July 1993.

FRI 23:30 The Flight of the Conchords (b00dnlkz)
The Fans Proposition

The Kiwi band face fan propositions. Improvised musical comedy by Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, with Rob Brydon. From September 2005.



LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b018gy4z)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b018wfsk)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b018wfsk)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b018wy4d)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b018wy4d)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b018xs8m)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b018xs8m)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b018xw66)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b018xw66)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b018xy28)

2525 23:30 SAT (b03sg6mf)

A Dark History of British Gardening 07:15 SUN (b07s3jjj)

A Dark History of British Gardening 14:15 SUN (b07s3jjj)

A Dark History of British Gardening 02:15 MON (b07s3jjj)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00769l8)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00769l8)

A Look Back at the Nineties 23:00 FRI (b007jqm8)

A Whole 'Nother Story 07:00 WED (b0076bj5)

A Whole 'Nother Story 17:00 WED (b0076bj5)

A Whole 'Nother Story 05:00 THU (b0076bj5)

A Whole New Ball Game 09:30 MON (b00gf8dn)

A Whole New Ball Game 16:30 MON (b00gf8dn)

A Whole New Ball Game 04:30 TUE (b00gf8dn)

Alex Shearer - Bonding 15:45 SUN (b07s3zc7)

Alex Shearer - Bonding 03:45 MON (b07s3zc7)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 SAT (b00djnq1)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 18:00 SUN (b007jv5s)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 00:00 MON (b007jv5s)

At Home With The Snails 23:30 WED (b007jn95)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b016pfyh)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b016w7zt)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b016w7zt)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b016wxv1)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b016wxv1)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b016x22r)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b016x22r)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b016x2jr)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b016x2jr)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b016x42m)

Bristow 12:00 SAT (b00cbcpg)

Bristow 07:00 THU (b00cglkn)

Bristow 17:00 THU (b00cglkn)

Bristow 05:00 FRI (b00cglkn)

Chambers 09:30 TUE (b007jntq)

Chambers 16:30 TUE (b007jntq)

Chambers 04:30 WED (b007jntq)

Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space 00:00 SAT (b007jq7r)

Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space 18:00 MON (b007jqb9)

Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space 00:00 TUE (b007jqb9)

Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space 18:00 TUE (b007jqdn)

Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space 00:00 WED (b007jqdn)

Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space 18:00 WED (b007jqgq)

Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space 00:00 THU (b007jqgq)

Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space 18:00 THU (b007jqjl)

Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space 00:00 FRI (b007jqjl)

Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space 18:00 FRI (b007jqlg)

Clare in the Community 23:00 TUE (b00g27lm)

Counterpoint 16:00 TUE (b008l1vr)

Counterpoint 04:00 WED (b008l1vr)

Crying, Waiting, Hoping: The Story of Buddy Holly's Last Tour 08:00 SAT (b00h9y5n)

Crying, Waiting, Hoping: The Story of Buddy Holly's Last Tour 15:00 SAT (b00h9y5n)

Crying, Waiting, Hoping: The Story of Buddy Holly's Last Tour 03:00 SUN (b00h9y5n)

Dave Gorman's Pub Olympics 23:00 SUN (b01c6lc8)

Dave Podmore's Cricket Night 22:30 TUE (b007wqf2)

Dave Sheasby - One Flat Summer 05:00 SAT (b00752gw)

Dave Sheasby - One Flat Summer 07:00 FRI (b00752my)

Dave Sheasby - One Flat Summer 17:00 FRI (b00752my)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:50 SUN (b0124r4k)

Daydream Believers 23:30 MON (b007kq40)

Delve Special 23:30 TUE (b007k4fc)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b07s3jlr)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b07s3jlr)

Edmund Gosse - Father and Son 03:00 SAT (b0076vm0)

Fags, Mags and Bags 07:30 SUN (b01llcp6)

Fags, Mags and Bags 17:30 SUN (b01llcp6)

Fags, Mags and Bags 22:00 SUN (b01llcp6)

Fags, Mags and Bags 05:30 MON (b01llcp6)

Foul Play 12:30 SAT (b00yy8yz)

Foul Play 09:00 MON (b00z5bl2)

Foul Play 16:00 MON (b00z5bl2)

Foul Play 04:00 TUE (b00z5bl2)

Georgia Pritchett - Double Trouble 11:15 WED (b00757gt)

Georgia Pritchett - Double Trouble 21:15 WED (b00757gt)

Georgia Pritchett - Stay 11:15 FRI (b007jw2n)

Georgia Pritchett - Stay 21:15 FRI (b007jw2n)

Gloomsbury 07:00 MON (b01n1vlc)

Gloomsbury 17:00 MON (b01n1vlc)

Gloomsbury 05:00 TUE (b01n1vlc)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b007wflj)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b007wflj)

Gregory Evans - Blood and Milk 13:00 SAT (b07s3hmb)

Gregory Evans - Blood and Milk 01:00 SUN (b07s3hmb)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:30 WED (b007k1f3)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:30 WED (b007k1f3)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:30 WED (b007k1f3)

I Remember 06:30 FRI (b07shhnc)

I Remember 13:30 FRI (b07shhnc)

I Remember 20:30 FRI (b07shhnc)

Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable 22:30 FRI (b01qjj3c)

Ibiza: Britain's Balearic Soul 01:30 SAT (b013r76j)

In for the Kill 06:30 THU (b011j8zb)

In for the Kill 13:30 THU (b011j8zb)

In for the Kill 20:30 THU (b011j8zb)

In for the Kill 01:30 FRI (b011j8zb)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 14:15 SAT (b007519z)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 02:15 SUN (b007519z)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b05nxm75)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b05nxm75)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b05vjj7t)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 SUN (b05vjj7t)

It Takes All Sorts 06:40 FRI (b07shhnf)

It Takes All Sorts 13:40 FRI (b07shhnf)

It Takes All Sorts 20:40 FRI (b07shhnf)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b07q3328)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b07q3328)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b07q3328)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b07q3328)

Kathmandu or Bust 04:30 SAT (b07rhlzg)

Kathmandu or Bust 09:30 FRI (b07s6dls)

Kathmandu or Bust 16:30 FRI (b07s6dls)

Keith Waterhouse - Mr and Mrs Nobody 16:00 SUN (b055knqf)

Keith Waterhouse - Mr and Mrs Nobody 04:00 MON (b055knqf)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 10:00 MON (b007jr51)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 15:00 MON (b007jr51)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 03:00 TUE (b007jr51)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 10:00 TUE (b007jr5g)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 15:00 TUE (b007jr5g)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 03:00 WED (b007jr5g)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 10:00 WED (b007jr5x)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 15:00 WED (b007jr5x)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 03:00 THU (b007jr5x)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 10:00 THU (b007jr6d)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 15:00 THU (b007jr6d)

Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 03:00 FRI (b007jr6d)

Ling/Ace - Crown House 01:00 SAT (b07rh3ws)

Ling/Ace - Crown House 06:00 MON (b07shgtg)

Ling/Ace - Crown House 13:00 MON (b07shgtg)

Ling/Ace - Crown House 20:00 MON (b07shgtg)

Ling/Ace - Crown House 01:00 TUE (b07shgtg)

Ling/Ace - Crown House 06:00 TUE (b07shh6l)

Ling/Ace - Crown House 13:00 TUE (b07shh6l)

Ling/Ace - Crown House 20:00 TUE (b07shh6l)

Ling/Ace - Crown House 01:00 WED (b07shh6l)

Ling/Ace - Crown House 06:00 WED (b07shh8g)

Ling/Ace - Crown House 13:00 WED (b07shh8g)

Ling/Ace - Crown House 20:00 WED (b07shh8g)

Ling/Ace - Crown House 01:00 THU (b07shh8g)

Listen Against 22:30 WED (b016x3gn)

Lives in a Landscape 18:30 TUE (b07shh7d)

Lives in a Landscape 00:30 WED (b07shh7d)

Living with Mother 23:00 WED (b01nthhy)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 07:30 TUE (b07q8st0)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 17:30 TUE (b07q8st0)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 22:00 TUE (b07q8st0)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 05:30 WED (b07q8st0)

Mission Improbable 23:15 WED (b01p7by4)

Moral Notes 07:30 SAT (b007604m)

Moral Notes 17:30 SAT (b007604m)

Moral Notes 05:30 SUN (b007604m)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b07shhn5)

Nina Stibbe - Paradise Lodge 14:30 SUN (b07s3zc5)

Nina Stibbe - Paradise Lodge 02:30 MON (b07s3zc5)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b00hlbp4)

Off the Page 00:30 THU (b00hlbp4)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 THU (b00cl63c)

Parsley Sidings 08:00 MON (b007k0t7)

Parsley Sidings 12:00 MON (b007k0t7)

Parsley Sidings 19:00 MON (b007k0t7)

Penelope Fitzgerald - At Freddie's 10:00 FRI (b0076d01)

Penelope Fitzgerald - At Freddie's 15:00 FRI (b0076d01)

Peter Tinniswood 11:15 MON (b007rfcg)

Peter Tinniswood 21:15 MON (b007rfcg)

Philip Levene - Cold Storage 18:00 SAT (b007jxmr)

Philip Levene - Cold Storage 00:00 SUN (b007jxmr)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b07s3zc9)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b07s3zc9)

Possession - Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b018sgn4)

Possession - Omnibus 13:00 SUN (b018sgn4)

Possession - Omnibus 01:00 MON (b018sgn4)

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Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees 14:15 MON (b00j1c4r)

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Ronald Frame Short Stories 14:00 THU (b007k19s)

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Saturday Drama 06:00 SAT (b015ms42)

Saturday Drama 16:00 SAT (b015ms42)

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Shrinking Violets - Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b07s3jlp)

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Sketchorama 05:30 SAT (b047c7x4)

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Something to Shout About 08:00 FRI (b07shhvv)

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Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b00r6029)

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Sport and the British 02:15 SAT (b01cwvp9)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 TUE (b007jl7y)

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Sue Teddern - Bag-a-Bagel 11:15 TUE (b007579k)

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TED Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b07s3jlt)

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Terry Pratchett 18:30 SAT (b010v5f8)

Terry Pratchett 00:30 SUN (b010v5f8)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 SAT (b01s09kc)

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The 99p Challenge 09:00 WED (b00nnpzc)

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The Betty Witherspoon Show 08:30 MON (b01lv5zm)

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The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 MON (b01ljyhn)

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The Elephant Man 09:30 THU (b007k2cj)

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The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show 08:00 THU (b007ncw8)

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 18:30 SUN (b007jm2k)

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The In Crowd 23:45 THU (b008g2dl)

The Jason Explanation of... 08:30 SUN (b007jpzh)

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The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 22:00 SAT (b008vbbw)

The Lives and Work of Somerset Maugham 09:00 SAT (b054051p)

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The Mary Whitehouse Experience 23:00 SAT (b047lyck)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b007jphs)

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The Museum of Curiosity 23:00 MON (b07qc93g)

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The Personality Test 09:00 THU (b00m16xm)

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The Shuttleworths 23:30 THU (b007jp7x)

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To Hull and Back 07:30 WED (b07qbcbl)

To Hull and Back 17:30 WED (b07qbcbl)

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Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 07:30 THU (b07qbstb)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 17:30 THU (b07qbstb)

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Two Doors Down 07:00 TUE (b008j0lm)

Two Doors Down 17:00 TUE (b008j0lm)

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Unbuilding Detroit 06:30 TUE (b011p5nw)

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Very Old Pretenders 22:30 MON (b014qq1t)

Warhorses of Letters 22:30 SUN (b03s6jv7)

Warsaw Variations 06:30 WED (b018cg7v)

Warsaw Variations 13:30 WED (b018cg7v)

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We're in Business 08:00 SUN (b07s3jlm)

We're in Business 12:00 SUN (b07s3jlm)

Wimsey 06:00 THU (b00s8kxl)

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Winston Graham Short Stories 11:00 MON (b03ymztf)

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