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SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2016

SAT 00:00 Eric Pringle - It's Cold Outside (b082rbmd)
Ray wakes to find himself trapped inside his car in a snowdrift. He can't move. He doesn't know who he is - or how he came to be there...

Eric Pringle's chilling drama stars Kenneth Cranham as Ray, Julia Ford as Sophie, Neville Jason as Gerry and Elaine Claxton as Anna.

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b00zsdsn)
Series 11, Mahler's Adagietto

Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony

Mahler wrote his 5th Symphony during the summers of 1901 and 1902. The Adagietto is the 4th movement which is thought to have been inspired by falling in love with Alma who he married around this time. This single movement is Mahler's most well known piece of music. It was famously used in the 1971 Luchino Visconti film Death in Venice And it was also conducted by Leonard Bernstein at the mass at St Patrick's Cathedral, New York on the day of the burial of Robert Kennedy.
In this programme, composer David Matthews explains the significance of this piece in Mahler's output. Psychoanalyst Anthony Cantle describes listening to it with his mother during her last days of dementia. Malcolm Reid tells how this piece signified a change in himself as a young man in the British police force with narrow, racist views, to hearing it in Australia and shifting his to becoming a liberal. And Helen Epstein explains why it was played at her mother's funeral.
Producer, Rosie Boulton.

SAT 01:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007jtkq)
The Double Target

Retired professional hitman, Art Gordo heads to his friend Louise's flat to plan his next moves.

Thriller adapted by Jim Eldridge from his own novel.

Stars Dinsdale Landen as Art Gauder and Frances Jeater as Louise Lenehan.

Producer: John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1976.

SAT 01:30 The Art Bunker (b012fs6h)
This journey inside a mountain in Bosnia reveals the unlikely location for a new festival of contemporary art, which aims to help move the country on from a mindset haunted by war. In May 2011, the 1st Time Machine Biennial opened in what might be the strangest art-space ever: a vast, underground bunker, originally built for President Tito and the Yugoslavian military leadership to survive in the event of nuclear attack from Russia - Yugoslavia having been expelled from the Cominform group of soviet nations as far back as 1948.

The ARK bunker (the initials stand for Atomska Ratna Komanda - Atomic War Command) took 26 years to build, 280 feet inside a mountain overlooking the town of Konjic, near Sarajevo, behind an entrance disguised by three very ordinary-looking houses. The 75,000 sq ft, U-shaped, concrete labyrinth contains facilities for 350 people to survive for 6 months, and the fixtures and fittings are perfectly preserved.

Although a nuclear attack never happened, a technologically cruder, brutal, civil war certainly did. And it was as a result of that war that the previously secret bunker was discovered and handed over to the Bosnian army. In 2009, a committee of art historians, some from Sarajevo, some from Belgrade, secured financial backing for the Biennial from the Council of Europe to hold this new festival in the bunker.

Forty five artists were selected, roughly half of whom come from the republics of former Yugoslavia, and the rest representing Russia and the Baltic States, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, the USA and the UK. Bob Dickinson travelled to Konjic for the opening, witnessed challenging examples of new art from the region, and interviewed artists, organisers and local people who, until recently, never knew the ARK bunker existed.

SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01phn49)
Daphne Du Maurier - Frenchman's Creek, Episode 10

Part adventure, part romance, and set in Cornwall, Daphne Du Maurier's novel tells the powerful love story between Lady Dona and the French pirate Aubery.

Episode 10
With just hours to go before he is hanged, Dona and William conspire to spring the Frenchman from his prison. But will their plan succeed?

Read by Adjoa Andoh
Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 02:15 The People's Post: A Narrative History of the Post Office (b0184vhd)
The Postal Worker's Strike

By 1890 Britain had a state of the art postal service with six daily deliveries in Britain's towns. To achieve this service, delivery staff often worked six day weeks with shifts split over a twelve or fourteen hour day. In sorting offices, postal staff complained of leaky roofs and inadequate toilets. Worse still, postmen weren't permitted their own independent union, and in 1890 frustration turned to industrial action.

As Royal Mail faces an uncertain future, Dominic Sandbrook charts the development of the post office and examines it's impact on literacy, free speech, commerce and communication.

Writer and Presenter: Dominic Sandbrook

Musicians: Sam Lee, Bella Hardy, Mick Sands, Nick Hart

Actors: Morgan George, John Sessions, Simon Tcherniak,
Malcolm Tierney, Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Joby Waldman
A Somethin Else production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b01fjz2n)
Mark Lawson - The Man Who Knows, Episode 5

Fleet Street, 1969. Dominic Bold, gossip columnist of the Morning News, is about to face a little exposure of his own. Stars Gerard Murphy.

SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b01bbz1y)
Marcus Berkmann - A Shed of One's Own: Midlife Without the Crisis, Episode 5

For many men, middle age arrives too fast and without due warning. One day you are young, free and single; the next you are bald, fat and washed-up, with weird tendrils of hair growing out of your ears. None of it seems fair. With age should come dignity and respect, but instead everyone makes tired jokes about buying a motorbike.

Marcus Berkmann isn't having it. Having marked his fiftieth birthday by hiding under the duvet for six weeks, he is determined to find some light in the all-consuming darkness.

'We may have lost our hair, our waistline or our way completely. But we have also gained a certain amount of guile and what some might call "gravitas" (and others would call "weight").'

Musing over birth, death and all the messy stuff in between, he concludes that however dreadful you look in the mirror today, it will be much worse in ten years' time. His brutally candid dispatch from the front line is essential listening for anyone over thirty-five - as well as all those who want to prepare for what lies ahead...

Marcus Berkmann has spent more than thirty years sitting in front of various television screens swearing at incompetent England batsmen. In his leisure time he has written columns on sport for Punch, the Independent on Sunday and the Daily Express. He is a regular contributor to Private Eye and has been the Spectator's pop music critic for over twenty years. His books include Rain Men: The Madness of Cricket, Zimmer Men: The Trials and Tribulations of the Ageing Cricketer, Fatherhood: The Truth and A Matter of Facts: The Insider's Guide to Quizzing

Read by Toby Longworth

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

SAT 03:00 Nigel Planer - On the Ceiling (b01l1vy1)
by Nigel Planer

Lapo ..... Phil Daniels
Loti ..... Bryan Dick
Pope Julius ..... Gary Waldhorn
Cardinal Alidosi ..... Roger Lloyd Pack

Composer ..... Adam Cork
Directed by Mary Peate

High up on the wooden scaffolding tower of the Sistine Chapel, two fresco plasterers get on with the day's work preparing the ceiling for their boss Michelangelo who has not bothered to turn up for work again. As they do so, they bemoan the uselessness of the great master.

Pope Julius and Cardinal Alidosi visit the chapel to inspect the progress of their commission. They are never very impressed, and the Pope is more concerned about getting Michelangelo to do his funeral monument at a knock-down price.

On the Ceiling is not about great artists; it is about those people whose names don't go down in history: the ones who do the essential drudge work, their frustration at their lack of genius and their pride in their own technical expertise. In this version of events, low elements combine to make high art.

Nigel Planer is best known as Neil in The Young Ones, and as Nicholas Craig - The Naked Actor. Other television productions include Shine on Harvey Moon; Dennis Potter's Blackeyes. On stage, Nigel has performed in Simon Gray's Unnatural Pursuits; Ben Elton's We Will Rock You and Hairspray.

SAT 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b041zcmf)
Series 4, University of Nottingham

A 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 Nottingham, "The 3rd Degree" is a funny, lively and dynamic quiz show aimed at cultivating the next generation of Radio 4 listeners whilst delighting the current ones.

The Specialist Subjects in this episode are British History, Management Studies and Philosophy and the questions range from the International Monetary Fund., Kierkegaard and Wagner to the Fat Slags and Goofy

The show is recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in a genuinely original and fresh take on an academic quiz. Being a Radio 4 programme, it of course meets the most stringent standards of academic rigour - but with lots of facts and jokes thrown in for good measure.

Together with host Steve Punt, the show tours the (sometimes posh, sometimes murky, but always welcoming!) Union buildings, cafés and lecture halls of six universities across the UK.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the 'Highbrow & 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... In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds, in which students take on their Professors in their own subjects, were particularly lively, and offered plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides...

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...

In this series, the universities are Bristol, Kent, Bedfordshire, Birmingham, Nottingham & Aberystwyth.

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


Overflow (incl Cast Lists)

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. As well as "The Now Show" 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 half-hour comedy for Radio 4's 2008 Big Bang Day set in the Large Hadron Collider, called "The Genuine Particle". This makes him the perfect host for a show which aims to be an intellectual, fulfilling and informative quiz, but with wit and a genuine delight in exploring the subjects at hand.

The 3rd Degree is a Pozzitive production, produced by David Tyler. His radio credits include Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, Cabin Pressure, Bigipedia, The Brig Society, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, The 99p Challenge, My First Planet, The Castle and even, going back a bit, Radio Active. His TV credits include Paul Merton - The Series, Spitting Image, Absolutely, The Paul & Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan's Run, The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon and exec producing Victoria Wood's dinnerladies.

SAT 04:30 No Commitments (b007jmz6)
Series 11, Ill Winds

Roger's retirement looms, while Anna tries to help Charlotte with a tricky problem. Sitcom following three 40-something sisters. Stars Bill Nighy and Celia Imrie. From Feb 2005.

SAT 05:00 London Calling (b05p73y9)
It Pays to Advertise

Back to the BBC's early wireless days of 1922.

Colonel Beecham and Admiral Carpenter are concerned that all their hard work producing the BBC's wireless output is beginning to affect their golf swing. Meanwhile, hard-up Children's Hour's Uncle Rex is made an offer he really ought to refuse.

Written by Jimmy Perry, the man behind Dad's Army and Hi-De-Hi.

Starring Graham Crowden as John Brown, Jimmy Perry as Colonel Beecham, Bill Pertwee as Sergeant Lucas and Jeffrey Holland as Roger Eccles.

Producer: Jo Clegg.

First broadcast nightly on BBC Radio 2 in September 1994.

SAT 05:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01s4szd)
Series 5, Episode 5

Comedian-activist Mark Thomas takes his People's Manifesto to Manchester, with policies on low-cost housing, happier train carriages and novel road safety techniques. Produced by Colin Anderson.

SAT 06:00 JCW Brook - Jonas (b083gwvc)
Married friends, Max and Julie Brown and Hugo and Pat Stevens, enjoy cordial bridge nights. One evening, after deciding to try out a ouija board that Max found in a junk shop, they become embroiled in a spiritual mystery...

JCW Brook's mystery stars Julian Holloway as Max Brown, Anna Cropper as Julie Brown, John Rye as Hugo Stevens and Prunella Scales as Pat Stevens.

Producer: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1975.

SAT 07:30 Lyrical Journey (b01ngn3q)
Series 2, Sunshine on Leith

On a hill overlooking the Firth of Forth, The Proclaimers perform their song 'Sunshine on Leith', which has become a source of great pride for this Edinburgh district, even becoming the beloved anthem of Hibernian FC.

Leading up to the performance, presenter Jonathan Maitland meets Proclaimers twins Charlie and Craig Reid and discovers the inspiration behind the lyrics and their links to the area. As Maitland reflects on the changes in Leith in the 24 years since the record's release, he also discusses the impact of the song around Edinburgh and beyond.

The journey takes Maitland to Leith Docks to meet Scottish and maritime historian Eric Graham and local expert Susan Morrison, who explain how the docks, once the entry point to the wider world, have now become a symbol of redevelopment and social change in the area.

Jonathan also hears from Hibs FC fans for which the song holds a special meaning, and witnesses the great emotion the song provokes.

SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b03hmh46)
The Kennedy Book Depository

To mark the 50th anniversary President Kennedy's death, Mark Lawson looks at how his death has been reflected in novels, film and television.

We'll probably never know with absolute certainty exactly what happened on November 22nd 1963 in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, but that very imprecision allows creative artists full rein to exercise their narrative muscles. Oliver Stone's film 'JFK' suggested that the death was a complex conspiracy; Charles McCarry's 'The Tears of Autumn' put it down to revenge for the death of a Vietnamese General; and Don Delillo's 'Libra' conjures the backstory of the supposed assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. With archive recordings of Don Delillo and Oliver Stone and newly recorded contributions from veteran thriller writer and ex-CIA agent Charles McCarry and Richard North Patterson.

SAT 09:00 Pete Firman's World of Magic (b061v8x4)
From Ancient Egypt to the modern day, the act of conjuring has captivated audiences for centuries. It's a world of secrecy and intrigue that deals in incredible acts of wonder and stunning feats of deception. For magician and comedian Pete Firman, it's a world that has enchanted him since he was an 8 year old child watching Paul Daniels on TV.

In this compilation Pete makes a pilgrimage to the Magic Circle in London to dig deeper into the history of the art's colourful past. Assisted by president Scott Penrose they trace the roots of modern day illusionism from Harry Houdini, The Maskelynes and Chung Ling Soo through to contemporary kings such as Derren Brown and David Blaine. They also delve into the world of trick inventors, go behind the scenes with theatrical illusionists and get a crash course in performing street magic.

From the simplest acts of sleight of hand to high profile stunts, join Pete on a journey through the world of magic that's set to confound and inspire in equal measures. Featuring:

* The History Of Magic (BBC Radio 4 - 1997)
* Houdini - Great Lives (BBC Radio 4 - 2009)
* Box Jumpers (BBC Radio 4 - 2004)
* Spoon, Jar, Jar, Spoon - The Two Sides Of Tommy Cooper (BBC Radio 4 - 2009)
* The Backstreet Business (BBC Radio 4 - 2008)
* Magic In The Theatre - Front Row (BBC Radio 4 - 2010)
* Passing The Hat (BBC Radio 4 - 2009)
* David Blaine - Steve Wright In The Afternoon (BBC Radio 2 - 2003)
* The Science Of Magic - All In The Mind (BBC Radio 2 - 2011)
* Derren Brown - Chain Reaction (BBC Radio 4 - 2012)

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Radio Scotland.

SAT 12:00 Rent (b007522v)
Series 3, Episode 1

The new baby needs a name and Richard does not want to reveal one of his. Stars Barbara Flynn and Patrick Barlow. From January 1997.

SAT 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b007js4v)
From 22/01/1984

From a Tibetan mystic to the entire United Nations, the ultimate one-man show written by the host. From January 1984.

SAT 13:00 Children in Need: D for Dexter: Omnibus (b083gzg5)
Skye has to make sure Dexter eats a good breakfast, but there is no milk. Again. And Mum hasn't got a pound. Stars Sydney Wade.

SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b083h2sy)
David Troughton

Actor David Troughton (The Archer's Tony) selects 'Nimrod' from Elgar's 'Enigma Variations' and Labi Siffre's 'It Must Be Love'.

SAT 14:15 Down Your Way (b083h2t0)
John Cole in Armagh

John Cole visits Ireland's ecclesiastical capital, the Ulster city of Armagh - and discovers what lessons were learned from the catastrophic rail disaster of 1889.

Down Your Way was one of the BBC's longest-running radio series - starting on the BBC Home Service in 1946 and ending its run on BBC Radio 4 in 1992. Using a variety of hosts, including Richard Dimbleby and Brian Johnston, the programme toured villages, towns and cities across the UK. At the height of its success in the 1950s, the series was attracting 10 million listeners a week.

John Cole (1927-2013) was the BBC's Political Editor from 1981 to 1992.

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b03hmh46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SAT 16:00 JCW Brook - Jonas (b083gwvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SAT 17:30 Lyrical Journey (b01ngn3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SAT 18:00 Afternoon Drama (b01pgll3)
Sarah Weatherall - Storm

By Sarah Weatherall. Sound is Andrei's passion and has become his life. Working on a film soundtrack on a remote Scottish island he discovers his recordings filled with human cries floating on the wind. Braving the storms, Andrei sets out to solve the mystery.

Directed by Anne Bunting.

SAT 18:45 Ray Bradbury - The Shoreline at Sunset (b083h2t2)
4 Extra Debut. At summer's end, two beachcombers have the shore to themselves again, until they discover a strange creature. Read by Ed Bishop.

SAT 19:00 Pete Firman's World of Magic (b061v8x4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SAT 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b01k290n)
Series 4, Robert Webb

Another brave celebrity revisits their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time.

Rufus Hound is joined by actor Robert Webb whose hilarious and sometimes abrasive teenage diary documents the highs and lows of being seventeen - and the perils of kissing a girl at a party when you don't really fancy her.

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

SAT 22:30 Little Britain (b008h569)
Series 1, Episode 3

Back where it started out - Matt Lucas and David Walliams' oddball TV smash hit, without the cameras. From March 2001.

SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b084njyk)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Ahir Shah.

SAT 23:00 The Mary Whitehouse Experience (b007jpb2)
From 06/01/90

David Baddiel, Rob Newman, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis tackle buskers and January sales. With Mark Thomas. From January 1990.

SAT 23:30 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b019h88c)
Series 1, Religion

More historical heroism - as Saint David, Saint Patrick and Gerald of Wales are put to the Totaliser Test. From January 2012.


SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2016

SUN 00:00 Afternoon Drama (b01pgll3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]

SUN 00:45 Ray Bradbury - The Shoreline at Sunset (b083h2t2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]

SUN 01:00 Children in Need: D for Dexter: Omnibus (b083gzg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]

SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b083h2sy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]

SUN 02:15 Down Your Way (b083h2t0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]

SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b03hmh46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]

SUN 04:00 JCW Brook - Jonas (b083gwvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]

SUN 05:30 Lyrical Journey (b01ngn3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]

SUN 06:00 The Man Who Knows: Omnibus (b01g69tg)
Fleet Street 1968. A gossip columnist targets some major celebrities. Actress Alice Morney is determined to uncover his source. Stars Jonathan Firth.

SUN 07:15 A Father for My Son (b01d28pq)
Episode 1

The Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott died a hundred years ago, leaving behind a fascinating and talented wife, the sculptor Kathleen Scott. Jenny Coverack's trilogy of readings is adapted from her own one-woman stage play, written with Robert Edwards, based on Kathleen Scott's autobiography and journals. These begin with Kathleen's unconventional childhood, when she was farmed out to relatives, before she took the bold and at the time unconventional decision to go to Paris to study art. Here, she mixes in Bohemian circles and is pursued by numerous admirers wanting to start affairs, but what matters most to her is the search for a man worthy of the role of father to the son she longs for.

With grateful acknowledgement to the novelist Louisa Young for her biography of her grandmother, Kathleen Scott, 'A Great Task of Happiness'.

Reader: Jenny Coverack
Producer: Sara Davies.

SUN 07:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y92mb)
Series 1, Utilities Companies

Through the medium of four open letters, the comedian Tom Wrigglesworth investigates the myriad examples of corporate lunacy and maddening jobsworths in modern Britain.

In this series his subjects range from traffic wardens to estate agents, with Tom recalling his own funny and ridiculous experiences as well as recounting the absurd encounters of others.

Tom finds himself bemused by the peculiar practices of utilities companies.

SUN 08:00 Take It From Here (b01bw857)
From 09/04/1958

King Charles II fancies sampling saucy Nell Gwynn's oranges - and in 'The Glums', how did Pa Glum get his black eye?

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield.

Music from Wallace Eaton and the Keynotes and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Scripted by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.

SUN 08:30 Charles Chilton - It's a Stereophonic World (b03nhdzm)
Part of BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the remarkable talent of writer and producer Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January 2013 at the age of 95.

First broadcast in September 1962 on Network 3 as part of the BBC's experimental stereo transmissions, Michael Bentine presents an experiment in sound for "people with ears six feet apart". A series of comic sketches written by The Goon Show co-founder with John Law and produced by Charles Chilton.

Starring Ronnie Barker, Leon Thau and Delia Corrie. With the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra.

SUN 09:00 Fear: Omnibus (b083h75t)
Despite his fear of heights, ex-SAS member Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. Read by the author.

SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b083h7vj)
Kelly Hoppen

Interior designer and ex-'Dragon' Kelly Hoppen chooses Aretha Franklin's 'I Say A Little Prayer' and James Brown's 'I Feel Good'.

SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b083h7vl)
Americans, Gillian Anderson

4 Extra Debut. From The Rolling Stones to Schubert. X-Files actress Gillian Anderson shares her castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From January 2003.

SUN 11:00 TED Radio Hour (b083h8yr)
Series 3, Misconceptions

Guy Raz explores how people move beyond conventional wisdom and reveal complex realities about what we think we know to be true.

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

SUN 11:55 In a Nutshell (b00sj95g)
Double Cross Benchers

Politics - and the shock of party loyalty. Barry Pilton's mercurial musings read by Leonard Rossiter. From 1981.

SUN 12:00 Take It From Here (b01bw857)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SUN 12:30 Charles Chilton - It's a Stereophonic World (b03nhdzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

SUN 13:00 The Man Who Knows: Omnibus (b01g69tg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SUN 14:15 A Father for My Son (b01d28pq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]

SUN 14:30 Naomi Alderman - The Power: Omnibus (b083hfqk)
Episode 1

Roxy is 14 years old - she is one of the first. In Lagos, Tunde witnesses The Day of The Girls. Read by Adjoa Andoh.

SUN 15:45 HE Bates - The Small Portion (b083hh0g)
4 Extra Debut. Josephine is in Italy with her fussy mother, but one sleepy afternoon she visits a villa with a young man. Read by John Rowe.

SUN 16:00 Saturday Drama (b01j2bmz)
Wilkie Collins - The Haunted Hotel

The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins; dramatised by Rod Beacham.

Wilkie Collins' gothic horror tale is a powerful combination of ghost story and detective mystery. In 1860, the formidable Countess Narona marries a rich young aristocrat in London - but shortly after travelling to Venice her husband dies, apparently of natural causes, leaving the Countess a rich woman. Years later, guests in a Venetian hotel encounter the terrifying apparition of a murder victim seeking revenge.

Producer/director: Bruce Young.

SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b083hh0j)
Lyrical Ballads - 3/5 Poverty and Politics

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with Poverty and Politics.

Steve Connor explores the effect on English literature and thought of Wordsworth and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads.

Producers: Julian May and Abigail Appleton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in October 1998.

SUN 17:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y92mb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 18:00 The Man in Black (b0180hnl)
Series 4, The Beaten Track

Mark Gatiss introduces Dawn King's tale of a young couple ignoring warnings on a New Zealand getaway. Stars Christopher Webster.

SUN 18:30 Ray Bradbury - Golden Apples of the Sun (b007jn6h)
A Sound of Thunder/The Murderer

From Ray Bradbury's collection of sci-fi short-stories: a risky time-travelling safari trip and a technology-loathing man...

Starring Don Fellows, Ed Bishop and Judy Bennett.

Dramatised by Lawrence Gilbert.

Producer: Peter Hutchings

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.

SUN 19:00 TED Radio Hour (b083h8yr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

SUN 19:55 In a Nutshell (b00sj95g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:55 today]

SUN 20:00 Fear: Omnibus (b083h75t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b083h7vj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]

SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b083h7vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]

SUN 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y92mb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 22:30 Listen Against (b00txhld)
Series 3, Episode 4

The programme that looks back at a week's worth of radio and TV that never happened. A disaster on the island from Desert Island Discs, and BBC presenters go commercial.

Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes.

Produced by Sam Bryant and Jon Holmes.

SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b084vpht)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats again to Ahir Shah.

SUN 23:00 The Lach Chronicles (b037v4gn)
Series 1, North Beach, San Francisco

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others, discovering and nurturing lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches. But nobody discovered him.

This week Lach remembers the time he spent in North Beach, San Francisco, hanging out with the beatniks.

Written and performed by Lach
Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 23:15 Julian Fox: On a Lonely Planet (b042ls1g)
Edinburgh

Quibbling over rail fares, travel show host Julian finally leaves London on a cheap flight to Scotland. From March 2005.

SUN 23:30 The Skivers (b007xwy1)
Series 2, Episode 1

Dolphins, and Sue Lawley's secret. Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh welcome special guest William Franklyn. From February 1995.


MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2016

MON 00:00 The Man in Black (b0180hnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]

MON 00:30 Ray Bradbury - Golden Apples of the Sun (b007jn6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]

MON 01:00 The Man Who Knows: Omnibus (b01g69tg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]

MON 02:15 A Father for My Son (b01d28pq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]

MON 02:30 Naomi Alderman - The Power: Omnibus (b083hfqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]

MON 03:45 HE Bates - The Small Portion (b083hh0g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]

MON 04:00 Saturday Drama (b01j2bmz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b083hh0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y92mb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]

MON 06:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007jtkw)
A Life for a Life

Retired hitman Art Gordo faces more pressure to kill the shadowy Charles Allweather.

Sick of the espionage business, professional hitman Art Gordo had quit the British Secret Service. But he's been offered big money to carry out one last killing...

Thriller adapted by Jim Eldridge from his own novel.

Stars Dinsdale Landen as Art Gauder, Frances Jeater as Louise Lenehan, Donald Gee as Paul Le Clerk and Joanna Wake as Sally Le Clerk.

Producer: John Fawcett-Wilson.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1976.

MON 06:30 Nightingales of India (b0210pl8)
Presented by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, this is the remarkable story of two iconic sisters revered by Bollywood fans the world over. Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle are two of the finest and most prolific female vocalists in the business. They are playback singers extraordinaire - providing the singing voices of generations of film actresses.

The story of the sisters from a humble background parallels the story of Bollywood and of India itself.
Known as the 'nightingales of India', they have forged careers spanning more than six decades. One or the other of them is rarely out of the record books as the most recorded artist in the world.

The sisters were born into a theatrical family. Lata, the older of the two, who is interviewed in the programme was left, at the age of thirteen, to support the whole family. After much hardship she got her big break and, just as the Hindi film industry was taking off at the end of the thirties, a star was born. Now in her 80s, despite her fame and fortune, she leads a quiet, simple life and remains unmarried. Her younger sister Asha, now in her eighties too, was far from shy and retiring. Teenage elopement, affairs and divorce make her the dangerous half of the duo. She too made it to the top.

Everyone who is anyone in Bollywood has worked with or is familiar with the sisters' work. And the programme includes a rare interview with Lata Mangeshkar herself.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

MON 07:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076gyn)
Series 3, The Watchers

4 Extra Debut. Cassie insists she is fine since Pete's move to the US. But is she really coping? Stars Debra Stephenson and Dave Lamb. From September 2003.

MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b082fjk9)
Series 66, Episode 1

The 66th series of Radio 4's multi award-winning 'antidote to panel games' promises yet more quality, desk-based entertainment for all the family. The series starts its run at the Charter Hall in Colchester where regulars Barry Cryer, Tony Hawks and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined on the panel by Pippa Evans, with Jack Dee as the programme's reluctant chairman. Regular listeners will know to expect inspired nonsense, pointless revelry and Colin Sell at the piano. Producer - Jon Naismith. It is a BBC Studios production.

MON 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jrdl)
Series 3, Complain About the Burkiss Way

Desert Island Wobblies and a somewhat startling history of a history of things through the ages, through the ages...

Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett .

Cult sketch comedy series which originally ran from 1976 to 1980.

Scripted by David Renwick and Andrew Marshall.

Producer: John Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1978.

MON 08:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007k29b)
Inspecting the Piles?

1948: In their battle to restore the pier in Frambourne-on-Sea, Frank and Uncle Arthur must tackle a tricky situation - with an inflatable dinghy.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges and Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1983.

MON 09:00 Just a Minute (b00mk5x7)
Series 55, Episode 8

Nicholas Parsons chairs the devious word game with Graham Norton, Gyles Brandreth, Paul Merton and Suki Webster. From September 2009.

MON 09:30 The Change (b00nxcbs)
Series 1, Lipstick

Carol is thwarted trying to keep George's transvestism a secret. Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison. From December 2001.

MON 10:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x37n)
Cutting Edge, Episode 1

When a young house doctor is attacked on a deserted hospital walkway, the clues seem to lead nowhere for DI Charlie Resnick.

Tom Georgeson stars as jazz-loving Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick in John Harvey's 3-part dramatisation of his own novel.

With Sean Baker as Millington, Kate Eaton as Lynn, Paul Bazeley as Dipak and Ben Porter as Kevin.

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

MON 11:00 On the Brink (b01nbt9q)
A Cold War

First years ago, the world stood on the brink of nuclear war as the US and Soviets engaged in a military stand-off over missiles in Cuba.

In Douglas Kennedy's story, the last in a series looking at the Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of ordinary people, a young boy in Manhattan watches his parents' marriage fall apart as nuclear war looms.

Writer: Douglas Kennedy is the author of ten novels, including 'Leaving the World' and 'The Moment'. In 2007, he received the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Reader: Nathan Osgood
Producer: Justine Willett.

MON 11:15 Gideon Fell - The Blind Barber (b04v36dw)
There is only one clue to a brutal killing on an ocean liner - the engraving on the murder weapon.

Thriller starring Donald Sinden as Dr Gideon Fell, John Hartley as Superintendent Hadley and Patrick Allen as Lord Sturton.

Amateur sleuth, Dr Gideon Fell is an archetypal English eccentric created by American-born John Dickson Carr.

Dramatised by Peter Ling. Director Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.

MON 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jrdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 12:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007k29b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 13:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007jtkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 13:30 Nightingales of India (b0210pl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01cvln6)
Capital, Episode 1

Capital - the new novel by John Lanchester is the story of one south London street, which has seen a hundred years of fortunes made and lost, of hearts broken, of first steps and last breaths. And then, one day a card with a simple message drops through each letterbox: 'We Want What You Have'...

At forty, Roger Yount is blessed with an expensive life, a stalled marriage and a job in the City. His hoped-for Christmas bonus of a million pounds might seem lavish, but with second homes and nannies to maintain it's starting to look more like a necessity. At eighty-two, Petunia Howe just sits in her window, perplexed by how Pepys Road has changed in her lifetime, wondering why anyone wants what she's got. Elsewhere in Pepys Road, Zbigniew has come from Warsaw to indulge the affluent in their interior decoration whims and traffic warden Quentina has exchanged political activism in Zimbabwe for encounters with enraged motorists. At the end of the road, Ahmed Kamal runs the cornershop. For them all, this non-stop city offers the chance of a different kind of life.

Capital interweaves the lives and stories of the residents of Pepys Road in an utterly compelling, post-crash, state-of-the-nation novel told with compassion, humour and truth; epic in scope, yet intimate and contemplative.

Capital is read by Rafe Spall and begins in December 2007 with the residents of Pepys Road preparing for Christmas, but the cards they receive aren't what they expect.

Producer: David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 14:15 The People's Post: A Narrative History of the Post Office (b018b6yj)
The Telegraph

In 1870 the telegraph system came under the control of the post office, in the first ever instance of the government nationalising a commercial industry. The aim was to provide an extended and more efficient network, to serve the public and make a profit.

In the late nineteenth century the Post Office became a key instrument of the State.

Providing a national telegraph service, as censor and channel in the first world war, as a model employer in the 1930s and pioneer in communications technology for much of the twentieth century. The last four decades have seen the State pulling away from Royal Mail leaving it's future very much uncertain.

Writer and Presenter: Dominic Sandbrook

Historical Consultant: Iain Stevenson

Musicians: Sam Lee, Bella Hardy, Mick Sands, Nick Hart

Actors: Morgan George, John Sessions, Simon Tcherniak,
Malcolm Tierney, Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Joby Waldman
A Somethin Else production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009frzm)
Amanda Whittington - Bollywood Jane, Episode 1

Amanda Whittington's story of a young woman who discovers the magic of Indian cinema.

1/5. Jane and Kate move to yet another new flat and Jane has an exciting encounter.

Jane ...... Joanne Froggatt
Kate ...... Katherine Dow Blyton
Dini ...... Sacha Dhawan
Aamir ...... Pal Aron
Mac ...... Sean Connolly

Directed by Kate Chapman.

MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b01b90bt)
The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss, Episode 1

Nick Coleman's account of how he struggled to overcome losing his hearing in one ear, and how he reinvented his relationship to music, his great passion in life. Today, the ability to hear is music is altered irrevocably, and the process of readjustment begins.

The Train in the Night is the new memoir by Nick Coleman and recounts how he lost his hearing in one ear, and how he struggled to overcome losing his inability to hear music by rethinking the complex relationship we all have with music from psalms and symphonies, to love songs, ballads and punk.

Nick Coleman grew up in the Fens. He has written about music throughout his career as a journalist for titles including NME, Time Out, the Independent and Independent on Sunday, The Times and The Wire.

Reader: Sean Foley, actor and comedian, is currently directing the West End production of The Ladykillers.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

MON 15:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x37n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

MON 16:00 Just a Minute (b00mk5x7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

MON 16:30 The Change (b00nxcbs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

MON 17:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076gyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

MON 17:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b082fjk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 18:00 Doctor Who (b0184v9j)
Hornets' Nest, The Stuff of Nightmares, part 1

Old UNIT ally, Captain Mike Yates is called to a strange cottage in Sussex, where he's reunited with the Doctor who's got a tale to tell...

Kicking off a gripping five-story adventure written by Paul Magrs.

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey and Daniel Hill as Percy Noggins.

Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio.

MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0076dqt)
William Boyd & Paul Foot

Rosie Boycott and her guests - novelist William Boyd and journalist Paul Foot - discuss favourite books by Evelyn Waugh, Vladimir Nabokov and Lewis Grassic Gibbon. From 2003.

King, Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Penguin

Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Publisher: Canongate

Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Penguin.

MON 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jrdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 19:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007k29b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 20:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007jtkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 20:30 Nightingales of India (b0210pl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 21:00 On the Brink (b01nbt9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

MON 21:15 Gideon Fell - The Blind Barber (b04v36dw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b082fjk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 22:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007r5lk)
Series 3, Hannibal

The radical comedian offers his humorous assessment of the talented military commander. From September 2002.

MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b084jvyk)
The best in contemporary comedy. Paul Garner chats to Jon Culshaw.

MON 23:00 The Now Show (b082klfg)
Series 49, Episode 3

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Andy Zaltzman, Pippa Evans, Tez Ilyas, Gemma Arrowsmith and Matt Burgess to present the news via topical stand up and sketches.

Written by the cast with additional material from Max Davis, Carrie Quinlan, Robin Morgan and Michael Odewale.

Producer Alexandra Smith

BBC Studios Production.

MON 23:30 Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science (b00zm0mp)
Series 1, Episode 3

Helen Keen presents her off-beat, comic but factually correct history of space travel, starring Peter Serafinowicz as The Voice of Space with other parts played by Susy Kane.

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill
Produced by Gareth Edwards

This week, we take a look at the breathtaking drama of the space race and its evil twin the Cold War; the brilliant but secret life and tragically banal death of the Soviet Union's best rocket science; and the surprising tale of the last man on the moon (so far) and the songs he sang.

The series stars stars Helen Keen, Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane.

MON 23:45 Quando, Quando, Quando (b0081rfw)
Love and Marriage

The queue builds for the brothers' two-cuts-for-one wedding deal. Stars Rainer Hersch and Catherine Tate. From December 1999.


TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2016

TUE 00:00 Doctor Who (b0184v9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]

TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0076dqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]

TUE 01:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007jtkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]

TUE 01:30 Nightingales of India (b0210pl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01cvln6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]

TUE 02:15 The People's Post: A Narrative History of the Post Office (b018b6yj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]

TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009frzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b01b90bt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]

TUE 03:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x37n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:00 Just a Minute (b00mk5x7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:30 The Change (b00nxcbs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]

TUE 05:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076gyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]

TUE 05:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b082fjk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]

TUE 06:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007tcfh)
The Professionals

Retired hitman Art Gordo makes a decision about his target Charles Allweather, but what about Louise?

Thriller adapted by Jim Eldridge from his own novel.

Stars Dinsdale Landen as Art Gauder, Frances Jeater as Louise Lenehan, Donald Gee as Paul Le Clerk and Basil Hinson as Leon Young.

Producer: John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1976.

TUE 06:30 Lights, Camera, Akshun! (b03j8srj)
Who would have thought that the careers of three of the most influential figures of the early Bombay film industry would actually begin on the stages and screens of London's West End theatres and cinemas?

But, as Sanjeev Bhaskar reveals, screenwriter Niranjan Pal, producer/actor Himansu Rai and actress Devika Rani all found fame first in Britain and learned much of their craft in the cosmopolitan film industry centred in London between the wars.

Drawing on recent research, Sanjeev pieces together a fascinating tale of two talented and determined Indian men and a ravishingly beautiful and intelligent Indian woman who crossed barriers of race, language and geography to create some of the most striking films of the early era and enter the hearts and minds of British audiences.

Their films include the pioneering feature-length silent epic The Light of Asia, which received a Royal Command performance at Windsor Castle in 1926, and the early talkie Karma (made in English) which premiered in Marble Arch in 1933, featured Indian cinema's longest kiss, and made an international star of Devika Rani.

Producers: Mukti Jain Campion and Suman Bhuchar
A Culture Wise production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 07:00 Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman (b0075k85)
Episode 1

4 Extra Debut. Disapproving of husband Ken's horse gambling, Margaret takes the reins. Stars Gillian Bevan and Gerard McDermott. From May 1999.

TUE 07:30 Clare in the Community (b082hg9n)
Series 11, Fight Them on the Beaches

Episode 1 - Fight Them On The Beaches

Clare is in charge of a day at the seaside for some elderly residents of the estate. They turn out to be a bit more feisty than the Sparrowhawk team were expecting, which makes it tricky for Clare to impress her new student, Cilla. Back at home, Brian is coaching Nali for a musical audition.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production.

TUE 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlws)
Series 3, Death in the Family

Distraught Harold must break some sad news to his father, Albert.

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

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

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1971.

TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jqfn)
Not on Your Telly

The civil servants cause bedlam during a BBC 'Panorama' probe. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From August 1977.

TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b082klfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]

TUE 09:30 Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science (b00zm0mp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:30 on Monday]

TUE 09:45 Quando, Quando, Quando (b0081rfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]

TUE 10:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x38k)
Cutting Edge, Episode 2

After another brutal attack, Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick is still looking for motives within the hospital

Tom Georgeson stars as jazz-loving Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick in John Harvey's 3-part dramatisation of his own novel.

With Sean Baker as Millington, Kate Eaton as Lynn, Paul Bazeley as Dipak and Ben Porter as Kevin.

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio in 1995.

TUE 11:00 Astray (b01nx4y3)
Episode 1

Four short stories from Emma Donoghue's new collection Astray. These fact-inspired fictions, about travels to, in and from North America, focus on emigrants, runaways or drifters all gone astray for love or money, under duress or incognito. Emma's compassionate imagination crosses borders of race, law, sex, and sanity bringing the reader through a scattered scrap-book of history.

Man and Boy, read by Richard Lumsden, is a love story between two lifelong companions facing involuntary emigration in 1882 London. Two mutually devoted mammals who find their only lasting sense of home in each other.

Dublin born Emma Donoghue is an emigrant twice over; she spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PHD before moving to southwest Ontario where she now lives. Emma is probably best known for her international bestseller Room, winner of the Roger's Writers' Trust Fiction prize and the Hughes & Hughes Irish novel of the year and a finalist for the Man Booker. Emma has also written The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask alongside many short story collections, most recently Three and a Half Deaths. Emma has also written drama for radio, theatre and screen.

Man and Boy was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Laura Conway.

TUE 11:15 Rachel Joyce - Painting Mrs Jones (b007jtd2)
Sitting for her portrait, a woman wonders if the painting will reveal a new truth about her inner self. Stars Lindsay Duncan.

TUE 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jqfn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 13:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007tcfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 13:30 Lights, Camera, Akshun! (b03j8srj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01d5nhh)
Capital, Episode 2

Christmas is upon Pepys Road, Petunia Howe is feeling poorly and Arabella Yount is plotting a surprise for Roger.

Capital - the new novel by John Lanchester is the story of one south London street, which has seen a hundred years of fortunes made and lost, of hearts broken, of first steps and last breaths. And then, one day a card with a simple message drops through each letterbox: 'We Want What You Have'...

At forty, Roger Yount is blessed with an expensive life, a stalled marriage and a job in the City. His hoped-for Christmas bonus of a million pounds might seem lavish, but with second homes and nannies to maintain it's starting to look more like a necessity. At eighty-two, Petunia Howe just sits in her window, perplexed by how Pepys Road has changed in her lifetime, wondering why anyone wants what she's got. Elsewhere in Pepys Road, Zbigniew has come from Warsaw to indulge the affluent in their interior decoration whims and traffic warden Quentina has exchanged political activism in Zimbabwe for encounters with enraged motorists. At the end of the road, Ahmed Kamal runs the cornershop. For them all, this non-stop city offers the chance of a different kind of life.

Capital interweaves the lives and stories of the residents of Pepys Road in an utterly compelling, post-crash, state-of-the-nation novel told with compassion, humour and truth; epic in scope, yet intimate and contemplative.

Capital is read by Rafe Spall and begins in December 2007 with the residents of Pepys Road preparing for Christmas, but the cards they receive aren't what they expect.

Producer: David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 14:15 The People's Post: A Narrative History of the Post Office (b018cg83)
The Post Office at War

In 1914 the post office was called upon to play a vital role in the country's war effort. Every week twelve and half million letters left Britain for Flanders, and it took 2 days for a letter to reach the front. The post office also supported the army's censorship activities, preventing sensitive information reaching enemy hands and helping to capture spies.

As Royal Mail faces an uncertain future, Dominic Sandbrook charts the development of the post office and examines it's impact on literacy, free speech, commerce and communication. The Post Office has become a cherished social institution, linking people together and extending their vision outward into the wider world.

It's called Royal Mail but it should be known as the People's Post

Writer and Presenter: Dominic Sandbrook

Musicians: Sam Lee, Bella Hardy, Mick Sands, Nick Hart

Historical Consultant: Iain Stevenson

Actors: Morgan George, John Sessions, Simon Tcherniak,
Malcolm Tierney, Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Joby Waldman
A Somethin Else production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009frzt)
Amanda Whittington - Bollywood Jane, Episode 2

Amanda Whittington's story of a young woman who discovers the magic of Indian cinema.

2/5. Jane starts work at the cinema, watches her first Bollywood movie and falls for Dini.

Jane ...... Joanne Froggatt
Kate ...... Katherine Dow Blyton
Dini ...... Sacha Dhawan
Aamir ...... Pal Aron
Mac ...... Sean Connolly

Directed by Kate Chapman.

TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b01b9jnr)
The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss, Episode 2

Nick Coleman's account of how he struggled to overcome losing his hearing in one ear, and how he reinvented his relationship to music, his great passion in life. Today, teenage recollections of his first seven records.

Nick Coleman grew up in the Fens. He has written about music throughout his career as a journalist for titles including NME, Time Out, the Independent and Independent on Sunday, The Times and The Wire.

Reader: Sean Foley, actor and comedian, is currently directing the West End production of The Ladykillers.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

TUE 15:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x38k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

TUE 16:00 Counterpoint (b083j0nl)
2006, Semi-Final 3

Ned Sherrin with musical questions for David Battye of Howarth, Ian Dunning from Crosby and Jill Goodwin from Swindon.

TUE 16:30 Flying the Flag (b00dhkzf)
Series 4, In Custody

Ambassador Mackenzie must tackle the delicate issue of a Briton being held hostage. Stars Dinsdale Landen. From June 1992.

TUE 17:00 Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman (b0075k85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

TUE 17:30 Clare in the Community (b082hg9n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 18:00 Doctor Who (b0183r2c)
Hornets' Nest, The Stuff of Nightmares, part 2

With both of them barricaded into the cottage, the Doctor reveals more about the fiendish powers of the extra-terrestrial swarm to Mike Yates.

Part of a five-story adventure written by Paul Magrs.

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey and Daniel Hill as Percy Noggins.

Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio.

TUE 18:30 Comic to Comic (b007vmc3)
Series 1, Jeremy Hardy

Bruce Morton welcomes the stand-up comedian for a chat about satire, bad singing, and the romance of cardigans. From September 2005.

TUE 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jqfn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 20:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007tcfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 20:30 Lights, Camera, Akshun! (b03j8srj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 21:00 Astray (b01nx4y3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

TUE 21:15 Rachel Joyce - Painting Mrs Jones (b007jtd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

TUE 22:00 Clare in the Community (b082hg9n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 22:30 The Richest Man in Britain (b00nrrq8)
The Elephant in the Room

Sitcom by Nick Hornby and Giles Smith about an ageing rock star and his search for fulfilment.

Trillionnaire rocker Dave Mabbutt introduces ex-lead singer Andy to his new best friend and personal assistant, Mr Tumble the elephant.

Dave Mabbutt ...... Mark Williams
Dom ...... Russell Tovey
Dave's Mum ...... Lynda Bellingham
Andy ...... Noddy Holder
The Lawyer ...... Gus Brown.

TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b084jw5d)
The best in contemporary comedy. Paul Garner chats again to Jon Culshaw.

TUE 23:00 Beauty of Britain (b00n7zd1)
Series 1, Girl With a Polycotton Tabard

Comedy by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson. Beauty Olonga works as a carer for the Featherdown Agency and sees herself as an inspiration to other African girls hoping to achieve their goals in the land of semi-skimmed milk.

Beauty wonders why so many British men get stuck in the emotional wilderness and find it hard to communicate with each other, as she deals with an elderly gentleman and his son. Beauty's dreams of becoming a model are given a boost when she applies to be the Face of the Social Services.

Beauty ...... Jocelyn Jee Esien
Mr Clark ...... Geoffrey Palmer
Julian ...... Christopher Douglas
Georgie ...... Emma Fryer
Sally ...... Felicity Montagu
Karen ...... Nicola Sanderson
Mrs Gupte ...... Indira Joshi
Anil ...... Paul Sharma
Race Commentator ...... Christopher Douglas

Music by The West End Gospel Choir.

TUE 23:30 The Harpoon (b007k4lf)
Series 1, Episode 2

The meaning of autumn and novelty dance lessons, in the spoof boys' adventure paper. Stars Alistair McGowan. From September 1991.


WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2016

WED 00:00 Doctor Who (b0183r2c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]

WED 00:30 Comic to Comic (b007vmc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]

WED 01:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007tcfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]

WED 01:30 Lights, Camera, Akshun! (b03j8srj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01d5nhh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]

WED 02:15 The People's Post: A Narrative History of the Post Office (b018cg83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]

WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009frzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b01b9jnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]

WED 03:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x38k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:00 Counterpoint (b083j0nl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:30 Flying the Flag (b00dhkzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]

WED 05:00 Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman (b0075k85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]

WED 05:30 Clare in the Community (b082hg9n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]

WED 06:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007jtl9)
The Moment of Truth

Retired hitman Art Gordo comes face-to-face with his mysterious nemesis at last.

Conclusion of the 5-part thriller adapted by Jim Eldridge from his own novel.

Stars Dinsdale Landen as Art Gauder, Frances Jeater as Louise Lenehan, Donald Gee as Paul Le Clerk, Joanna Wake as Sally Le Clerk, Basil Hinson as Leon Young and Douglas Blackwell as Forbes.

Producer: John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1976.

WED 06:30 Corporate Karma (b00y28q3)
Once upon a time, yoga was a mystical eastern discipline, practiced in the west only by a handful of committed adherents. But in the last decade it's become mainstream. Up to a million Britons practice yoga, and it's moved from the ashram to the sports centre. And yoga chains have set up in business, each offering their own particular brand of the discipline - for example, Bikram yoga, where the exercises are done in a sweltering 40 degree heated room.

But as yoga becomes more commercial, traditionalists fear that the spiritual essence of the discipline has been lost. In classical yoga, the postures or poses are merely an aid to meditation, taking their place in an intricate philosophy of ethics and metaphysics. But have they simply become a form of keep fit? And there are fears about attempts to cash in on yoga. The inventor of Bikram yoga, Bikram Choudhury, has aggressively attempted to copyright "his" sequence of 26 postures, to the dismay of both independent yoga studio and the Indian government. Meanwhile in New York a yoga "talent agency" is marketing yoga teachers as superstars, hoping to cash in yoga's wholesome image; while one yoga clothing chain preaches new age self-help while specialising in stretchy fabrics that accentuate and flatter the female figure.

In this programme, Jolyon Jenkins investigates what's happened to yoga. Does the arrival of chains and franchises, all selling an identical product, mean that independent yoga studios will go the same way as independent coffee shops? Has the inner journey been replaced by competitive narcissism? And how can you franchise a spiritual discipline anyway?

WED 07:00 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2mq)
Series 2, The Lift

Rabbi Fine and Rabbi Jacobs end up stuck in a lift together. With Tracy-Ann Oberman and David De Keyser. From October 2000.

WED 07:30 The Brig Society (b082hzzh)
Series 4, Newspaper Editor

Extra! Extra! Brigstocke starts own newspaper shock! Read all about it on Radio 4! Plus we reveal the headline of the year that you'll never get to read.

Uh-oh - Marcus Brigstocke has decided to sort out the press as he plunges headfirst into the contents of the great British newspaper and comes up smelling of Daily Mail.

Helping him to hold the front page will be Margaret Cabourn-Smith ("Miranda"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head") and Colin Hoult ("Derek").

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Dan Tetsell. The show is produced by Marcus's long-standing accomplice, David Tyler who also produces Marcus's appearances as the inimitable Giles Wemmbley Hogg, as well as programmes including Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, Cabin Pressure, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, The Castle and John Finnemore's Double Acts.

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

WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b03sg6mc)
Frying Up

Uncle Ebenezer catches more than he bargains for whilst out trawling on his very fishy scam.

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

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 November 1967.

WED 08:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jm2y)
The Conjurer

The lad takes up conjuring and is booked for Dartmoor Prison - unaware of Sid's plan.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and 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 February 1956.

WED 09:00 The Food Quiz (b083j269)
Series 3, Episode 3

On Jay Rayner's menu are Stephen Fry, Clarissa Dickson Wright, Henry Harris and Kimiko Barber. From September 2005.

WED 09:30 Rent (b05pb40g)
Series 3, Episode 2

Maria needs a day out so Paul has to look after the baby, but can he be trusted? Stars Barbara Flynn. From February 1997.

WED 10:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x39r)
Cutting Edge, Episode 3

The brutal death of a ward sister intensifies DI Charlie Resnick's search for the hospital assailant.

Tom Georgeson stars as jazz-loving Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick in John Harvey's 3-part dramatisation of his own novel.

With Sean Baker as Millington, Kate Eaton as Lynn, Paul Bazeley as Dipak and Ben Porter as Kevin.

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio in 1995.

WED 11:00 Astray (b01p07lf)
The Widow's Cruse

Four short stories from Emma Donoghue's new collection Astray. These fact-inspired fictions, about travels to, in and from North America, focus on emigrants, runaways or drifters all gone astray for love or money, under duress or incognito. Emma's compassionate imagination crosses borders of race, law, sex, and sanity bringing the reader through a scattered scrap-book of history.

The Widow's Cruse, read by John Schwab, follows a bachelor attorney in 1735 New York. The lawyer idealises his childless, wifeless existence until a recently widowed Mrs Gomez appears at his office door.

Dublin born Emma Donoghue is an emigrant twice over; she spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PHD before moving to southwest Ontario where she now lives. Emma is probably best known for her international bestseller Room, winner of the Roger's Writers' Trust Fiction prize and the Hughes & Hughes Irish novel of the year and a finalist for the Man Booker. Emma has also written The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask alongside many short story collections, most recently Three and a Half Deaths. Emma has also written drama for radio, theatre and screen.

The Widow's Cruse was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Laura Conway.

WED 11:15 Katie Hims - Lulu (b0075xsx)
Lonely Lulu is the tallest at school, with a terrible secret. She made a wish about her sister and it came true. Stars Polly Lister. From September 2000.

WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b03sg6mc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jm2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 13:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007jtl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 13:30 Corporate Karma (b00y28q3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01d5njl)
Capital, Episode 3

Roger Yount's Christmas goes from bad to worse and Shahid Kamal has a surprise when an old comrade turns up.

Capital - the new novel by John Lanchester is the story of one south London street, which has seen a hundred years of fortunes made and lost, of hearts broken, of first steps and last breaths. And then, one day a card with a simple message drops through each letterbox: 'We Want What You Have'...

At forty, Roger Yount is blessed with an expensive life, a stalled marriage and a job in the City. His hoped-for Christmas bonus of a million pounds might seem lavish, but with second homes and nannies to maintain it's starting to look more like a necessity. At eighty-two, Petunia Howe just sits in her window, perplexed by how Pepys Road has changed in her lifetime, wondering why anyone wants what she's got. Elsewhere in Pepys Road, Zbigniew has come from Warsaw to indulge the affluent in their interior decoration whims and traffic warden Quentina has exchanged political activism in Zimbabwe for encounters with enraged motorists. At the end of the road, Ahmed Kamal runs the cornershop. For them all, this non-stop city offers the chance of a different kind of life.

Capital interweaves the lives and stories of the residents of Pepys Road in an utterly compelling, post-crash, state-of-the-nation novel told with compassion, humour and truth; epic in scope, yet intimate and contemplative.

Capital is read by Rafe Spall and begins in December 2007 with the residents of Pepys Road preparing for Christmas, but the cards they receive aren't what they expect.

Producer: David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 14:15 The People's Post: A Narrative History of the Post Office (b018flk4)
A Job in a Million

In the 1930s the GPO was a model employer, pioneering equal opportunities and offering staff a secure career path. Employees were encouraged to attend academic classes and leisure pursuits, but lateness and inefficiency weren't tolerated.

As Royal Mail faces an uncertain future, Dominic Sandbrook charts the development of the post office and examines its impact on literacy, free speech, commerce and communication. The Post Office has become a cherished social institution, linking people together and extending their vision outward into the wider world.

It's called Royal Mail but it should be known as the People's Post

Writer and Presenter: Dominic Sandbrook

Musicians: Sam Lee, Bella Hardy, Mick Sands, Nick Hart

Historical Consultant: Iain Stevenson

Actors: Morgan George, John Sessions, Simon Tcherniak,
Malcolm Tierney, Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Joby Waldman
A Somethin Else production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009fs00)
Amanda Whittington - Bollywood Jane, Episode 3

Jane is under pressure to bring home some wages from the cinema, and Dini has some urgent news. Stars Joanne Froggatt.

WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b01bb7j7)
The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss, Episode 3

The story of Nick Coleman's struggle to overcome suddenly losing music from his life, and to adjust to a new way of perceiving the world. Today, an unpleasant treatment for hearing loss, and how music defines who we are, are among the themes taken up.

Reader: Sean Foley, actor and comedian, is currently directing the West End production of The Ladykillers.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

WED 15:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x39r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

WED 16:00 The Food Quiz (b083j269)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

WED 16:30 Rent (b05pb40g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

WED 17:00 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2mq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

WED 17:30 The Brig Society (b082hzzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 18:00 Doctor Who (b0184v7x)
Hornets' Nest, The Dead Shoes, part 1

Still marooned in the cottage, the Doctor takes Mike Yates back in time to the 1930s for his next lesson about the infestation of the alien swarm...

Part of a five-story adventure written by Paul Magrs.

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Claire Corbett as Ernestina Stott and Christian Rodska as the Reverend Small.

Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio.

WED 18:30 Off the Page (b00lh453)
You're Fired!

Whether it is dressed up as 'downsizing', 'delayering', 'realigning the business' or simply having to 'let people go', firing or being fired is still a painful process.

Broadcaster Anna Raeburn, writer Jeremy Clarke and psychologist Linda Blair join Dominic Arkwright to discuss the consequences of being sacked.

WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b03sg6mc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 19:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jm2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 20:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007jtl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 20:30 Corporate Karma (b00y28q3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 21:00 Astray (b01p07lf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

WED 21:15 Katie Hims - Lulu (b0075xsx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

WED 22:00 The Brig Society (b082hzzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 22:30 Mark Thomas Presents (b0076vzd)
Stan Freberg

4 Extra Debut. American satirist and comedian Stan Freberg performs at London's Comedy Store at the age of 79. From December 2005.

WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b084jwb3)
The best in contemporary comedy. Paul Garner chats again to Jon Culshaw.

WED 23:00 We Know Everything (b083j3f0)
Episode 2

Which really did come first - the chicken or the Cheg? Dan Gaster and Paul Powell tackle audience quirky questions. From July 1995.

WED 23:15 Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford (b0076dyj)
Series 2, Trouble Under the Sonnet

The poet runs classes in a garage in his mission to bring lyricism to the land of Lowry. Stars James Quinn, Stephen Hoyle, Mark Chatterton and Jemma Thompson. From May 2003.

WED 23:30 In and Out of the Kitchen (b017ckf5)
Series 1, September 18th to 24th

Each episode of In And Out Of The Kitchen features a few entries from the kitchen diary of cookery writer, Damien Trench. In a mixture of narrative, dialogue and recipes, Damien unflinchingly captures every angle of his day-to-day life, "no matter how grizzly" as he puts it "or, indeed, how gristly".

Damien 's routine is thrown into disarray when Anthony's goddaughter, Libby, is sent to stay with them for "respite". Meanwhile, Anthony finally has his long-awaited job interview and Damien is offered the chance to front his own TV cookery show.

The programme also features Damien's easy-to-follow recipes for:
- cracking crepes Suzette
- Spanish-as-sangria, "chorizo und patatas"
and
- a tastebud tantalising, Beef Oxford.

Cast:

Miles Jupp as Damien Trench
with
Justin Edwards as Anthony
Brendan Dempsey as Mr Mullaney
Philip Fox as Ian Frobisher
and
Maggie Service as Libby/Angie

Producer: Sam Michell.


THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2016

THU 00:00 Doctor Who (b0184v7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]

THU 00:30 Off the Page (b00lh453)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]

THU 01:00 Jim Eldridge - Down Payment on Death (b007jtl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]

THU 01:30 Corporate Karma (b00y28q3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01d5njl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]

THU 02:15 The People's Post: A Narrative History of the Post Office (b018flk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]

THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009fs00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b01bb7j7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]

THU 03:00 Inspector Resnick (b043x39r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:00 The Food Quiz (b083j269)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:30 Rent (b05pb40g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]

THU 05:00 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2mq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]

THU 05:30 The Brig Society (b082hzzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]

THU 06:00 Jack London - The Call of the Wild (b01d8ny1)
Episode 1

Kidnapped from wealthy California, a pet dog becomes the exceptional leader of a pack of wolves in the Yukon. Stars Robert Jack.

THU 06:30 Nazi Gold: Publishing the Third Reich (b00zf4hz)
Why are books about the Third Reich such an ongoing publishing phenomenon in the UK....and what does it say about us?

According to trade magazine The Bookseller, there were no less than 850 new titles about the Third Reich published in the UK in 2010 (up from 380 in 2000 -.that's more than double in ten years). These join the thousands already available on Amazon covering everything from Hitler and the occult to SS uniforms and the teaspoons of the Third Reich; from Nazi bunkers and secret weapons to the regime's interest in flying saucers, the lives of the Fuhrer's personal pilots and (our favourite) 'How Astrology Guided Hitler's Germany'.

And there's no sign the market has become saturated, far from it: Hitler and his regime are known in the British publishing business as 'The gift that keeps on giving'. Interestingly, book sales in the UK on subjects relating to Nazism are not matched, in relative terms, by any other country in the world. So really: what does all this say about us, the reading public? This feature - with shades of light and dark - examines an ongoing, national publishing phenomenon, talking to authors and agents, historians, Nazi thriller writers and publishers among others.

Guests also include the comedian David Mitchell, Laurence Rees, Guy Walters and Henry Stevens, author of 'Hitler's Flying Saucers'.

Presenter: Clive Anderson
Producer: Simon Hollis
A Brook Lapping production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 07:00 Bristow (b007r031)
Series 2, When Melancholy Autumn Comes to Chester-Perry

The promise of a Christmas bonus lifts Bristow's spirits - for once, his generosity knows no bounds... But then he takes matters into his own hands when it becomes clear that a bonus for Chester Perry staff isn't forthcoming.

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. Frank Dickens died in July 2016.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy, Owen Brenman as Hewitt and Bernard Cribbins as Jonathan Quartly.

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

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1999.

THU 07:30 The Fair Intellectual Club (b082j3cb)
An Encounter with Mr Handel

Friedrich Handel (Gus Brown) is down in the dumps because the King is growing tired of his music. He heads north to Edinburgh for inspiration and meets the ladies of The Fair Intellectual Club - a secret scholarly society for girls.

With the help of Marjory (Samara Maclaren), Handel finds a melancholy theme for a new work. Thanks to the efforts of girl-about-town Ishbel (Caroline Deyga) and maths genius Alison (Jessica Hardwick), he ends up with a much jauntier, raunchier tune.

Lucy Porter's sitcom is set in early 18th Century Scotland and also stars Gordon Kennedy and Simon Donaldson.

Music by Aly Macrae
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 08:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b03w0637)
Doddy's Comic Cuts

Doddy and the team investigate the human brain. It's like a prison, you know. Full of little cells. From January 1974.

THU 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jf6rv)
From 29/01/1984

From playing Doxon of Dick Green, to a troop of Beefeaters. The ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From January 1984.

THU 09:00 The Personality Test (b00mrc84)
Series 2, Adam Hart-Davis

Scientist Adam Hart-Davis quizzes a panel about himself. With Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter and Will Smith. From December 2006.

THU 09:30 The Atkinson People (b007jsb0)
Sir Corin Basin

The actor, raconteur and general bore talks to just about anyone who will listen. Stars Rowan Atkinson. From April 1979.

THU 10:00 Satyajit Ray - Feluda (b083qw60)
The Golden Fortress

8 year old Mukul has vivid dreams of a past life featuring buried treasure, peacocks and a golden fortress. But he's in danger from unscrupulous scoundrels who want to locate the gold and jewels that he seems to remember.

Mystery, action and adventure as acclaimed film-maker Satyajit Ray's famous Bengali sleuth, Feluda trails the villains from Calcutta to Rajastan - accompanied by his assistant Topshe (his 14 year old cousin), and Lalmohan Ganguly, a bumbling writer of crime fiction.

Specially recorded in Mumbai, India, with a host of top Indian actors from the world of Hindi films.

Starring Rahul Bose as Feluda, Anupam Kher as Lalmohan Ganguly and Hari Balasubramaniam as Topshe.

Director: Anne Edyvean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

THU 11:00 Astray (b01p3cq3)
Snowblind

Four short stories from Emma Donoghue's new collection Astray. These fact-inspired fictions, about travels to, in and from North America, focus on emigrants, runaways or drifters all gone astray for love or money, under duress or incognito. Emma's compassionate imagination crosses borders of race, law, sex, and sanity bringing the reader through a scattered scrap-book of history.

Snowblind, read by Danny Mahoney, is the beautifully atmospheric tale of two young men who become gold mining 'partners' in the 1890s Klondike.

Dublin born Emma Donoghue is an emigrant twice over; she spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PHD before moving to southwest Ontario where she now lives. Emma is probably best known for her international bestseller Room, winner of the Roger's Writers' Trust Fiction prize and the Hughes & Hughes Irish novel of the year and a finalist for the Man Booker. Emma has also written The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask alongside many short story collections, most recently Three and a Half Deaths. Emma has also written drama for radio, theatre and screen.

Snowblind was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Laura Conway.

THU 11:15 Richard Hurford - How I Wonder What You Are? (b0076kcn)
4 Extra Debut. Alison goes in pursuit of her husband Neil, who is in Egypt on the trail of a desperate obsession. Stars Deborah McAndrew.

THU 12:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b03w0637)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jf6rv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 13:00 Jack London - The Call of the Wild (b01d8ny1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 13:30 Nazi Gold: Publishing the Third Reich (b00zf4hz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01d5nkw)
Capital, Episode 4

April 2008 - and life is changing in Pepys Road. Petunia faces a bleak future, Shahid has an unwanted guest and the Police are investigating the postcards.

Capital - the new novel by John Lanchester is the story of one south London street, which has seen a hundred years of fortunes made and lost, of hearts broken, of first steps and last breaths. And then, one day a card with a simple message drops through each letterbox: 'We Want What You Have'...

At forty, Roger Yount is blessed with an expensive life, a stalled marriage and a job in the City. His hoped-for Christmas bonus of a million pounds might seem lavish, but with second homes and nannies to maintain it's starting to look more like a necessity. At eighty-two, Petunia Howe just sits in her window, perplexed by how Pepys Road has changed in her lifetime, wondering why anyone wants what she's got. Elsewhere in Pepys Road, Zbigniew has come from Warsaw to indulge the affluent in their interior decoration whims and traffic warden Quentina has exchanged political activism in Zimbabwe for encounters with enraged motorists. At the end of the road, Ahmed Kamal runs the cornershop. For them all, this non-stop city offers the chance of a different kind of life.

Capital interweaves the lives and stories of the residents of Pepys Road in an utterly compelling, post-crash, state-of-the-nation novel told with compassion, humour and truth; epic in scope, yet intimate and contemplative.

Capital is read by Rafe Spall and begins in December 2007 with the residents of Pepys Road preparing for Christmas, but the cards they receive aren't what they expect.

Producer: David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 14:15 The People's Post: A Narrative History of the Post Office (b018flpn)
The Post Code

When a national post-code system was introduced in the 1970s it met with fierce resistance: from postal workers, concerned about the pace of change, and a general public incensed by "useless symbols". Intended to aid sorting mechanisation, today postcodes are used by geodemographic databases to classify households for the benefit of commerce, government services and political canvassing.

As Royal Mail faces an uncertain future, Dominic Sandbrook charts the development of the post office and examines its impact on literacy, free speech, commerce and communication. The Post Office has become a cherished social institution, linking people together and extending their vision outward into the wider world.

It's called Royal Mail but it should be known as the People's Post

Writer and Presenter: Dominic Sandbrook

Musicians: Sam Lee, Bella Hardy, Mick Sands, Nick Hart

Historical Consultant: Iain Stevenson

Actors: Morgan George, John Sessions, Simon Tcherniak,
Malcolm Tierney, Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Joby Waldman
A Somethin Else production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009fs06)
Amanda Whittington - Bollywood Jane, Episode 4

Amanda Whittington's story of a young woman who discovers the magic of Indian cinema.

4/5. The cinema's future is in doubt and Kate has some earth-shattering news for Jane.

Jane ...... Joanne Froggatt
Kate ...... Katherine Dow Blyton
Dini ...... Sacha Dhawan
Aamir ...... Pal Aron
Mac ...... Sean Connolly

Directed by Kate Chapman.

THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b01bb9cc)
The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss, Episode 4

Nick Coleman's account of struggling to overcome losing his ability to hear music and how he has reconsidered the complex relationship we all have with music. Today, the soundtrack to his first teenage crush is revisited.

Nick Coleman grew up in the Fens. He has written about music throughout his career as a journalist for titles including NME, Time Out, the Independent and Independent on Sunday, The Times and The Wire.

Reader: Sean Foley, actor and comedian, is currently directing the West End production of The Ladykillers.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

THU 15:00 Satyajit Ray - Feluda (b083qw60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

THU 16:00 The Personality Test (b00mrc84)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

THU 16:30 The Atkinson People (b007jsb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

THU 17:00 Bristow (b007r031)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

THU 17:30 The Fair Intellectual Club (b082j3cb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 18:00 Doctor Who (b01852w8)
Hornets' Nest, The Dead Shoes, part 2

Still cowering in the cellar of the cottage, Mike Yates discovers the Doctor's horrifying conclusion about the alien-infested ballet pumps of 1930s Cromer.

Part of a five-story adventure written by Paul Magrs.

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Claire Corbett as Ernestina Stott and Christian Rodska as the Reverend Small.

Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio.

THU 18:30 Great Lives (b008pzg6)
Series 14, Katherine Mansfield

Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris.

6/7. Children's author Jacqueline Wilson nominates short story writer Katherine Mansfield for greatness. She is joined by biographer Prof Angela Smith to assess the impact of Mansfield's brilliant but tragically short career.

THU 19:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b03w0637)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jf6rv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 20:00 Jack London - The Call of the Wild (b01d8ny1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 20:30 Nazi Gold: Publishing the Third Reich (b00zf4hz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 21:00 Astray (b01p3cq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

THU 21:15 Richard Hurford - How I Wonder What You Are? (b0076kcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

THU 22:00 The Fair Intellectual Club (b082j3cb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 22:30 Strangers on Trains (b00dp2h1)
Episode 6

Series of character comedies by Nat Segnit and Stewart Wright, in which Nat talks to people sitting alone on trains.

Nat asks strange men about marriage and family.

THU 22:45 One (b00771sh)
Series 1, Episode 5

The sketch show where no sketch features more than one voice.

Written by David Quantick and starring Dan Maier, Lizzie Roper, Graeme Garden, Deborah Norton, Andrew Crawford, Dan Antopolski, Simon Greenall and Kate Gielgud, with Bill Oddie and Jeremy Clarkson as themselves.

THU 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b00whwzs)
Series 6, Psychiatry

Edith quizzes Satan about The Fall, but Satan sees it more as The Push. Satanic sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From October 2007.

THU 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jr3g)
Series 3, The Pain of the Mastersons

The family find bohemian inspiration in the Lake District. Improvised historical saga with Paul Merton. From August 1995.


FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2016

FRI 00:00 Doctor Who (b01852w8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]

FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b008pzg6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]

FRI 01:00 Jack London - The Call of the Wild (b01d8ny1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]

FRI 01:30 Nazi Gold: Publishing the Third Reich (b00zf4hz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01d5nkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]

FRI 02:15 The People's Post: A Narrative History of the Post Office (b018flpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]

FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009fs06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b01bb9cc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]

FRI 03:00 Satyajit Ray - Feluda (b083qw60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:00 The Personality Test (b00mrc84)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:30 The Atkinson People (b007jsb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]

FRI 05:00 Bristow (b007r031)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]

FRI 05:30 The Fair Intellectual Club (b082j3cb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]

FRI 06:00 Jack London - The Call of the Wild (b01dhkpv)
Episode 2

With his dog sled pulling days in the Yukon over, Buck is set to experience freedom for the first time. Stars Robert Jack.

FRI 06:30 Spirit of the Beehive (b013r2gv)
Nina Perry's composed feature 'Spirit of the Beehive' explores our enduring relationship with the honeybee, lifting the lid of the beehive to hear some surprising lessons to be learnt through observing and working with bees, as well as how the life of bees inspires human endeavours in the arts and in business.

We follow a group of young people from Hackney in London who are passionate urban beekeepers. They work for The Golden Company, a social enterprise taking their beekeeping to new heights by installing bees on the roof of investment bank Nomura - where the bees are seen as a symbol of productivity and growth in the city.

Scientists at Sussex University explain how they are looking at ways to help the honeybee by eavesdropping in on their communication system, the waggle dance. We peek inside the bee-inspired Parisian Artist community La Ruche (the beehive) and are led through the bee sanctuary of the Natural Beekeeping Trust to discover the virtues of listening to bees.

Musician: Oli Langford (Violin)
Composer: Nina Perry

Producer: Nina Perry
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 07:00 London Calling (b05ps2ns)
Little Willie Saves the Day

Back to the BBC's early wireless days of 1922.

The Daily Sketch says the BBC's programmes are boring. Will DG John Brown finally agree to broadcast some light entertainment, or will his peccadillo with Auntie Phyllis force him over the edge? Either way, Fred "Keep 'Em Laughing" Hicks has got an unusual new act for radio.

Written by Jimmy Perry, the man behind Dad's Army and Hi-De-Hi.

Starring Graham Crowden as John Brown, Jimmy Perry as Colonel Beecham, Bill Pertwee as Sergeant Lucas, Jeffrey Holland as Roger Eccles and Roy Hudd as Fred "Keep 'Em Laughing" Hicks.

Producer: Jo Clegg.

First broadcast nightly on BBC Radio 2 in September 1994.

FRI 07:30 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music (b082wwlw)
Series 2, Episode 1

John Shuttleworth invites celebrated pop stars to his Sheffield home to perform one of their own songs and also, more importantly, one of his.

In the first show of this series, John welcomes Chris Difford from Squeeze - but not before he has ejected Ken from the front door with his unwanted request to show John and Chris his new windows.

Chris is soon invited to "show us what you can do" and plays his classic song Up the Junction. John is duly impressed - but the admiration starts to fade when John finds out that Chris once took 50p from his mum's purse to place an advert in a shop window. Can John condone theft and forgive Chris, or will Chris have to redeem himself with his rendition of John's song Fish and Chips?

Also, Tom Robinson gives advice on how to become a radio DJ following pop success in Top Tips on the Telephone.

Written and Performed by Graham Fellows with special guests Chris Difford and Tom Robinson
A Chic Ken production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 08:00 Yes Minister (b007jznv)
Series 1, The Devil You Know

Cabinet reshuffle rumours unsettle MP Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Diana Hoddinott as Annie, John Nettleton as Sir Arnold and Arthur Cox as George.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.

FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b007jprr)
The Man Who Never Was

The Brits must trick the enemy. A 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book. Stars Spike Milligan.

FRI 09:00 The 3rd Degree (b042zcqm)
Series 4, Birmingham

A 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 Birmingham, "The 3rd Degree" is a funny, lively and dynamic quiz show aimed at cultivating the next generation of Radio 4 listeners whilst delighting the current ones.

The Specialist Subjects in this episode are History of Medicine, Social Policy and American Studies and the questions range from the Russo-Japanese war of 1805 and Tristan & Isolde to Candy Crush Corner and monkey glands...

The show is recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in a genuinely original and fresh take on an academic quiz. Being a Radio 4 programme, it of course meets the most stringent standards of academic rigour - but with lots of facts and jokes thrown in for good measure.

Together with host Steve Punt, the show tours the (sometimes posh, sometimes murky, but always welcoming!) Union buildings, cafés and lecture halls of six universities across the UK.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the 'Highbrow & 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... In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds, in which students take on their Professors in their own subjects, were particularly lively, and offered plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides...

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...

In this series, the universities are Bristol, Kent, Bedfordshire, Birmingham, Nottingham & Aberystwyth.

Overflow (incl Cast Lists)
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. As well as "The Now Show" 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 half-hour comedy for Radio 4's 2008 Big Bang Day set in the Large Hadron Collider, called "The Genuine Particle". This makes him the perfect host for a show which aims to be an intellectual, fulfilling and informative quiz, but with wit and a genuine delight in exploring the subjects at hand.

The 3rd Degree is a Pozzitive production, produced by David Tyler. His radio credits include Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, Cabin Pressure, Bigipedia, The Brig Society, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, The 99p Challenge, My First Planet, The Castle and even, going back a bit, Radio Active. His TV credits include Paul Merton - The Series, Spitting Image, Absolutely, The Paul & Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan's Run, The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon and exec producing Victoria Wood's dinnerladies.

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

FRI 09:30 The Phenomenon Squad (b083m047)
Episode 1

4 Extra Debut. Brabazon investigates his superiors with coppers hand-picked...by his boss! Stars Roy Kinnear and Simon Cadell. From October 1986.

FRI 10:00 Satyajit Ray - Feluda (b083qx3n)
The Mystery of the Elephant God

Drawn by the extravagant claims of a mysterious holy man who's swum 200 miles up the Ganges - Satyajit Ray's famous Bengali sleuth, Feluda visits Benares, during the festival of Durga.

His detective skills are needed when a valuable statuette of Ganesh is stolen from a famous household. Could the holy man, or even arch enemy Meganlal Meghraj, be connected to the crime? Feluda, assisted by Topshe and Lalmohan, set out to unravel the puzzle......

Starring Rahul Bose as Feluda, Anupam Kher as Lalmohan Ganguly, Hari Balasubramaniam as Topshe and Jackie Shroff as Machchli Baba.

Specially recorded in Mumbai, India.

Dramatised by Ray Grewal.

Director: Anne Edyvean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

FRI 11:00 Astray (b01p6szn)
What Remains

Four short stories from Emma Donoghue's new collection Astray. These fact-inspired fictions, about travels to, in and from North America, focus on emigrants, runaways or drifters all gone astray for love or money, under duress or incognito. Emma's compassionate imagination crosses borders of race, law, sex, and sanity bringing the reader through a scattered scrap-book of history.

What Remains, read by Liza Ross, imagines the old age of a sculptor couple, Frances Loring and Florence Wyle. Straying across the line between clarity and confusion this story explores the most painful space that can occur between people.

Dublin born Emma Donoghue is an emigrant twice over; she spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PHD before moving to southwest Ontario where she now lives. Emma is probably best known for her international bestseller Room, winner of the Roger's Writers' Trust Fiction prize and the Hughes & Hughes Irish novel of the year and a finalist for the Man Booker. Emma has also written The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask alongside many short story collections, most recently Three and a Half Deaths. Emma has also written drama for radio, theatre and screen.

What Remains was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Laura Conway.

FRI 11:15 Christopher Reason - Box of Chocolates (b04vk8pn)
Chocolates from her estranged aunt prompt Christine to show her own soft centre. But watch out for the nuts! Stars Prunella Scales.

FRI 12:00 Yes Minister (b007jznv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jprr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 13:00 Jack London - The Call of the Wild (b01dhkpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 13:30 Spirit of the Beehive (b013r2gv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01d5np9)
Capital, Episode 5

Spring has sprung in Pepys Road. The police investigation is going nowhere and Roger's deputy is hatching a plan to get him straight to the top.

Capital - the new novel by John Lanchester is the story of one south London street, which has seen a hundred years of fortunes made and lost, of hearts broken, of first steps and last breaths. And then, one day a card with a simple message drops through each letterbox: 'We Want What You Have'...

At forty, Roger Yount is blessed with an expensive life, a stalled marriage and a job in the City. His hoped-for Christmas bonus of a million pounds might seem lavish, but with second homes and nannies to maintain it's starting to look more like a necessity. At eighty-two, Petunia Howe just sits in her window, perplexed by how Pepys Road has changed in her lifetime, wondering why anyone wants what she's got. Elsewhere in Pepys Road, Zbigniew has come from Warsaw to indulge the affluent in their interior decoration whims and traffic warden Quentina has exchanged political activism in Zimbabwe for encounters with enraged motorists. At the end of the road, Ahmed Kamal runs the cornershop. For them all, this non-stop city offers the chance of a different kind of life.

Capital interweaves the lives and stories of the residents of Pepys Road in an utterly compelling, post-crash, state-of-the-nation novel told with compassion, humour and truth; epic in scope, yet intimate and contemplative.

Capital is read by Rafe Spall and begins in December 2007 with the residents of Pepys Road preparing for Christmas, but the cards they receive aren't what they expect.

Producer: David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 14:15 The People's Post: A Narrative History of the Post Office (b018fmt7)
The Last Post

In 1969 the post office ceased being a government industry to become a nationalised industry. It avoided being sold off in the 1980s, only to face even bigger challenges in the 2000s: sustaining the costs of a huge labour force, and rivalry from digital communications. As it sits on the brink of privatisation, what does the Royal Mail mean today?

As Royal Mail faces an uncertain future, Dominic Sandbrook charts the development of the post office and examines its impact on literacy, free speech, commerce and communication. The Post Office has become a cherished social institution, linking people together and extending their vision outward into the wider world.

It's called Royal Mail but it should be known as the People's Post

Writer and Presenter: Dominic Sandbrook

Musicians: Sam Lee, Bella Hardy, Mick Sands, Nick Hart

Historical Consultant: Iain Stevenson

Actors: Morgan George, John Sessions, Simon Tcherniak,
Malcolm Tierney, Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Joby Waldman
A Somethin Else production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009fs0d)
Amanda Whittington - Bollywood Jane, Episode 5

Amanda Whittington's story of a young woman who discovers the magic of Indian cinema.

5/5. Jane discovers the truth about her father and Kate makes an unexpected decision.

Jane ...... Joanne Froggatt
Kate ...... Katherine Dow Blyton
Dini ...... Sacha Dhawan
Aamir ...... Pal Aron
Mac ...... Sean Connolly

Directed by Kate Chapman.

FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b01bbb64)
The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss, Episode 5

The story of Nick Coleman's struggle to overcome losing music, and adjust to a new way of perceiving the world.
Today, his hearing loss is diagnosed.

Nick Coleman grew up in the Fens. He has written about music throughout his career as a journalist for titles including NME, Time Out, the Independent and Independent on Sunday, The Times and The Wire.

Reader: Sean Foley, actor and comedian, is currently directing the West End production of The Ladykillers.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

FRI 15:00 Satyajit Ray - Feluda (b083qx3n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

FRI 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b042zcqm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

FRI 16:30 The Phenomenon Squad (b083m047)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

FRI 17:00 London Calling (b05ps2ns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

FRI 17:30 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music (b082wwlw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 18:00 Doctor Who (b0185cks)
Hornets' Nest, The Circus of Doom, part 1

Continuing with their cottage encounter, Mike Yates listens eagerly as the Doctor recalls his early 19th century encounter with the alien swarm in a small English rural town...

Part of a five-story adventure written by Paul Magrs.

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susie Ridell as Sally, Michael Maloney as Dr Adam Farrow, Stephen Thorne as Antonio and Jilly Bond as Francesca.

Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio.

FRI 18:30 The Tingle Factor (b04mhkrv)
Michael Bentine

The comic, actor and original Goon tells Robin Ray why certain tracks have the power to send tingles down his spine. From September 1989.

FRI 19:00 Yes Minister (b007jznv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jprr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 20:00 Jack London - The Call of the Wild (b01dhkpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 20:30 Spirit of the Beehive (b013r2gv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 21:00 Astray (b01p6szn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

FRI 21:15 Christopher Reason - Box of Chocolates (b04vk8pn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

FRI 22:00 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music (b082wwlw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 22:30 Nurse (b03xf1k2)
Series 1, Episode 4

A brand new series starring Paul Whitehouse and Esther Coles, with Rosie Cavaliero, Simon Day, Cecilia Noble and Marcia Warren.

The series follows Elizabeth, a Community Psychiatric Nurse in her forties, into the homes of her patients (or Service Users in today's jargon). It recounts their humorous, sad and often bewildering daily interactions with the nurse, whose job is to assess their progress, dispense their medication and offer comfort and support.

Compassionate and caring, Elizabeth is aware that she cannot cure her patients, only help them manage their various conditions. She visits the following characters throughout the series:

Lorrie and Maurice: Lorrie, in her fifties, is of Caribbean descent and has schizophrenia. Lorrie's life is made tolerable by her unshakeable faith in Jesus, and Maurice, who has a crush on her and wants to do all he can to help. So much so that he ends up getting on everyone's nerves.

Billy: Billy feels safer in jail than outside, a state of affairs the nurse is trying to rectify. She is hampered by the ubiquitous presence of Billy's mate, Tony.

Graham: in his forties, is morbidly obese due to an eating disorder. Matters aren't helped by his mum 'treating' him to sugary and fatty snacks at all times.

Ray: is bipolar and a rock and roll survivor from the Sixties. It is not clear how much of his 'fame' is simply a product of his imagination.

Phyllis: in her seventies, has Alzheimer's. She is sweet, charming and exasperating. Her son Gary does his best but if he has to hear 'I danced for the Queen Mum once' one more time he will explode.

Herbert is an old school gentleman in his late Seventies. Herbert corresponds with many great literary figures unconcerned that they are, for the most part, dead.

Nurse is written by Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings, who have collaborated many time in the past, including on The Fast Show, Down the Line and Happiness.

Written by Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings with additional material from Esther Coles
Producers: Paul Whitehouse and Tilusha Ghelani
A Down the Line production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 22:45 Jigsaw (b01r5pxx)
Series 1, Episode 4

Dan Antopolski, Nat Luurtsema and Tom Craine piece together a selection of silly, clever, dark sketches. Produced by Colin Anderson.

FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0854gnr)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Dave Gorman.

FRI 23:00 Blue Jam (b083m2qh)
Series 3, Episode 5

From the mind of Chris Morris leaks onto radio in this dreamlike combination of comedy and music. With Julia Davis, Kevin Eldon, David Cann, Mark Heap and Amelia Bullmore.

Are you still lying curare-still, seeking relief in feigning dead? Then welcome, oo-tazz welcome. Chris Morris is here to help you wallow in the melancholy, for third series of this subversive radio classic.

Immediately prior to Blue Jam's initial burst on radio, Chris Morris had caused a furore with Channel 4's Brass Eye. Yet Blue Jam managed to be a total departure from his previous work. Originally airing in the early hours on BBC Radio 1, it's a blend of ambient music, deadpan ( sometimes brutal ) sketches and offbeat monologues. A whole audio landscape of the subconscious, the ad-hoc low-fi sheen of production lending it a kind of verisimilitude.

In sharp contrast with the personality-led comedies of recent years, Blue Jam makes a virtue of anonymity. Borat scribe Pater Baynham and Father Ted creator Graham Linehan are among the writers. Rightly winning a clutch of Sony Awards, it remains unique - nothing before or after was remotely like it.

Scripted by Chris Morris, Peter Baynham, Robert Katz, Jane Bussman and David Quantick.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in February 1999.



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 (b01fjz2n)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b009frzm)

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15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b009frzt)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b009frzt)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b009fs00)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b009fs00)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b009fs06)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b009fs06)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b009fs0d)

A Father for My Son 07:15 SUN (b01d28pq)

A Father for My Son 14:15 SUN (b01d28pq)

A Father for My Son 02:15 MON (b01d28pq)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0076dqt)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0076dqt)

A Whole 'Nother Story 07:00 MON (b0076gyn)

A Whole 'Nother Story 17:00 MON (b0076gyn)

A Whole 'Nother Story 05:00 TUE (b0076gyn)

Afternoon Drama 18:00 SAT (b01pgll3)

Afternoon Drama 00:00 SUN (b01pgll3)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b03hmh46)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b03hmh46)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b03hmh46)

Astray 11:00 TUE (b01nx4y3)

Astray 21:00 TUE (b01nx4y3)

Astray 11:00 WED (b01p07lf)

Astray 21:00 WED (b01p07lf)

Astray 11:00 THU (b01p3cq3)

Astray 21:00 THU (b01p3cq3)

Astray 11:00 FRI (b01p6szn)

Astray 21:00 FRI (b01p6szn)

Beauty of Britain 23:00 TUE (b00n7zd1)

Blue Jam 23:00 FRI (b083m2qh)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b01phn49)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b01cvln6)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b01cvln6)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b01d5nhh)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b01d5nhh)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b01d5njl)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b01d5njl)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b01d5nkw)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b01d5nkw)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b01d5np9)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b01bbz1y)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b01b90bt)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b01b90bt)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b01b9jnr)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b01b9jnr)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b01bb7j7)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b01bb7j7)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b01bb9cc)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b01bb9cc)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b01bbb64)

Bristow 07:00 THU (b007r031)

Bristow 17:00 THU (b007r031)

Bristow 05:00 FRI (b007r031)

Charles Chilton - It's a Stereophonic World 08:30 SUN (b03nhdzm)

Charles Chilton - It's a Stereophonic World 12:30 SUN (b03nhdzm)

Children in Need: D for Dexter: Omnibus 13:00 SAT (b083gzg5)

Children in Need: D for Dexter: Omnibus 01:00 SUN (b083gzg5)

Christopher Reason - Box of Chocolates 11:15 FRI (b04vk8pn)

Christopher Reason - Box of Chocolates 21:15 FRI (b04vk8pn)

Clare in the Community 07:30 TUE (b082hg9n)

Clare in the Community 17:30 TUE (b082hg9n)

Clare in the Community 22:00 TUE (b082hg9n)

Clare in the Community 05:30 WED (b082hg9n)

Comic to Comic 18:30 TUE (b007vmc3)

Comic to Comic 00:30 WED (b007vmc3)

Corporate Karma 06:30 WED (b00y28q3)

Corporate Karma 13:30 WED (b00y28q3)

Corporate Karma 20:30 WED (b00y28q3)

Corporate Karma 01:30 THU (b00y28q3)

Counterpoint 16:00 TUE (b083j0nl)

Counterpoint 04:00 WED (b083j0nl)

Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman 07:00 TUE (b0075k85)

Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman 17:00 TUE (b0075k85)

Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman 05:00 WED (b0075k85)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b083h7vl)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b083h7vl)

Doctor Who 18:00 MON (b0184v9j)

Doctor Who 00:00 TUE (b0184v9j)

Doctor Who 18:00 TUE (b0183r2c)

Doctor Who 00:00 WED (b0183r2c)

Doctor Who 18:00 WED (b0184v7x)

Doctor Who 00:00 THU (b0184v7x)

Doctor Who 18:00 THU (b01852w8)

Doctor Who 00:00 FRI (b01852w8)

Doctor Who 18:00 FRI (b0185cks)

Down Your Way 14:15 SAT (b083h2t0)

Down Your Way 02:15 SUN (b083h2t0)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:30 SAT (b019h88c)

Eric Pringle - It's Cold Outside 00:00 SAT (b082rbmd)

Fear: Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b083h75t)

Fear: Omnibus 20:00 SUN (b083h75t)

Flying the Flag 16:30 TUE (b00dhkzf)

Flying the Flag 04:30 WED (b00dhkzf)

Gideon Fell - The Blind Barber 11:15 MON (b04v36dw)

Gideon Fell - The Blind Barber 21:15 MON (b04v36dw)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b008pzg6)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b008pzg6)

HE Bates - The Small Portion 15:45 SUN (b083hh0g)

HE Bates - The Small Portion 03:45 MON (b083hh0g)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:30 WED (b007jm2y)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:30 WED (b007jm2y)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:30 WED (b007jm2y)

Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science 23:30 MON (b00zm0mp)

Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science 09:30 TUE (b00zm0mp)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (b082fjk9)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 17:30 MON (b082fjk9)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (b082fjk9)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 05:30 TUE (b082fjk9)

In a Nutshell 11:55 SUN (b00sj95g)

In a Nutshell 19:55 SUN (b00sj95g)

In and Out of the Kitchen 23:30 WED (b017ckf5)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b083h2sy)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b083h2sy)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b083h7vj)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 SUN (b083h7vj)

Inspector Resnick 10:00 MON (b043x37n)

Inspector Resnick 15:00 MON (b043x37n)

Inspector Resnick 03:00 TUE (b043x37n)

Inspector Resnick 10:00 TUE (b043x38k)

Inspector Resnick 15:00 TUE (b043x38k)

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Mark Thomas Presents 22:30 WED (b0076vzd)

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The Man in Black 18:00 SUN (b0180hnl)

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The Richest Man in Britain 22:30 TUE (b00nrrq8)

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