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SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2016

SAT 00:00 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.

SAT 00:30 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.

SAT 01:00 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.

SAT 01:30 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.

SAT 02:00 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.

SAT 02:15 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.

SAT 02:30 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.

SAT 02:45 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.

SAT 03:00 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.

SAT 04:00 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.

SAT 04:30 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.

SAT 05:00 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.

SAT 05:30 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.

SAT 06:00 Don Taylor - Daughters of Venice (b008xzs3)
The assignations, the comedy and passions concealed beneath the masks of the 18th century Venetian Carnival - to the accompaniment of Vivaldi's music, written for the brilliant girl musicians of the Orphanage of the Pieta.

But what happens to those brilliant girls when they're grown up and must leave the sheltered world of the Convent and enter the corrupt world of Venice..?

Don Taylor's romantic comedy stars Frances Barber as Contessa, Norman Rodway as Vivaldi, Amanda Root as Siliva, Chris Emmett as Bodger and Bill Wallis as Pazzo.

Violinist: Jean Bourgeois.

Director: Don Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.

SAT 07:30 Lyrical Journey (b01qkxbn)
Series 2, Patience of Angels

Patience of Angels

Twenty years ago, on a busy road in an otherwise leafy district of Cambridge, songwriter Boo Hewerdine was looking out of his top floor flat and saw a woman on a bus travel by - and from these rather inauspicious beginnings the song Patience of Angels took shape. It later became a hit in 1994 for singer Eddi Reader who'd had previous chart success with the group Fairground Attraction.

In this episode of Lyrical Journey, Jonathan Maitland visits Cambridge to meet Boo and Eddi and, as they prepare for a charity concert, a stone's throw from Boo's old flat, they discuss the origin of the song and what it means to each of them.

As Maitland explores places in Cambridge which influenced the song, he also examines the University town's association with Angels.

The line from 'Patience of Angels': 'there's a door in a wall in a house in a street' could easily have fallen out of the pages of a CS Lewis story; and Lewis expert Dr Michael Ward explains to Maitland the author's fascination with angels inherent in his work.

The journey concludes in the apt surroundings of St Luke's Church in Cambridge, where a packed crowd watch Eddi and Boo perform a unique version of the song especially recorded for the programme.

SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b00l2p7x)
When Courtney Met Chris

Courtney Pine talks to jazz trombonist Chris Barber about his life's work and how his initiative and enthusiasm for American blues music helped provide inspiration for a new generation of British musicians.

Barber has been a professional jazz musician for almost 55 years. Along with the likes of Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk, he was an integral part of the 'trad jazz' boom in the 1950s which swept the dance halls of austere postwar Britain.

However, while others stood still, Barber set about acknowledging the huge debt he and his fellow musicians owed to the legacy of American blues musicians, and engineered tours for artists including Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Muddy Waters, and Champion Jack Dupree. These visits gave emerging players like Eric Clapton and Van Morrison a chance to see their idols, and introduced the true stars of blues to a whole new generation. Van Morrison talks about the impact that Chris made on his music and on the British music scene as a whole, and his belief that Chris' contribution should receive wider recognition.

Andy Fairweather-Low explains how rehearsing with Chris changed his whole appoach to music, and reveals the man's hidden talents as a racing driver. In a newly-discovered interview, Chris' ex wife, singer Ottilie Patterson, remembers stepping out with Big Bill Broonzy, the pride she felt in being compared to Bessie Smith and how she was chatted up by Muddy Waters, backstage in Croydon.

Archive interviews with Chris' business partner Harold Pendleton reveal the moment when they knew the blues baton had been passed, as thousands of teenage girls rushed into their festival to see The Rolling Stones perform.

Producer: Toby Field

SAT 09:00 James Follett's Men, Martians and Machines (b007jp32)
Novelist, playwright and screenwriter James Follett is nothing if not prolific - many of his dramas graced BBC Radio's schedules throughout the 1980s and 90s - most notably the Destruction Factor, The Light of a Thousand Suns and Earthsearch.

According to his website, he's one of the few English language authors published in China. Over 25 novels have made him one of the most borrowed authors in British libraries.

Over 3 hours, James introduces some of his own BBC radio highlights:

* The Devil to Pay
A car crash on a hot deserted road. A camper on hand to drag the driver from the wreckage. What's the story? Stars Derek Seaton. From 1979.

* The Man Who Invented Yesterday
Scientist, Sir Max is delighted when his experiments come to fruition. His most recent, however, takes him slightly by surprise... Stars Alan Rowe. From 1979.

* Destruction Factor - episode 1
Can a corporation's new plant strain mutation bring relief to famine stricken countries? Stars Paul Copley and Rosalind Adams. From 1978.

* Earthsearch I
Episode 2/10 First Footprint City
Heading for a home they've never known, the crew of starship Challenger must come to terms with shock news. Stars Sean Arnold. From 1981

* Earthsearch I
Episode 10/10 Earthfall
The crew locate an Earth-like planet, but the Angels are not beaten yet. Stars Sean Arnold, Sonia Fraser and Gordon Reid. From 1981

* Earthsearch II
Episode 1/10 Return
The Challenger crew's settled life on planet 'Paradise' is soon to be shattered. Stars Sean Arnold and Amanda Murray.

* The Bionic Blob
A "thing" from outer space helps a hapless private eye on Earth. Stars Sandra Dickinson and Ed Bishop. From 1979.

Producer: Martin Dempsey
Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2003.

SAT 12:00 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.

SAT 12:30 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.

SAT 13:00 Charlotte Jones - Wild Things: Omnibus (b0844qh0)
The Brighton Ladies Sea Swimming Club alters lives. Five very different women's paths cross there. Starring Sheila Reid.

SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05ysyt9)
Stewart Lee

Comedian Stewart Lee chooses 'Solitary Man' by Neil Diamond and 'Chicken Nuggets For Me' by The Fish Police.

SAT 14:15 Down Your Way (b0844rl8)
Hugh Scully in Plymouth

Hugh Scully returns to Plymouth - the Devon city where he began his career as a BBC TV presenter - to reflect on the roles Francis Drake, Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler played in the city's fascinating history.

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.

Hugh Scully (1943-2015) was best known for presenting the BBC's Antiques Roadshow from 1981 to 2000. But he originally started in radio, before moving to TV for BBC South West's news programme Spotlight in 1965, which earned him his big break on BBC1's popular teatime news show Nationwide.

Producer: Anthony Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.

SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b00l2p7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SAT 16:00 Don Taylor - Daughters of Venice (b008xzs3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SAT 17:30 Lyrical Journey (b01qkxbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SAT 18:00 The Scarifyers (b0844sf6)
The King of Winter, Episode 1

Midsummer, 1938: When a train porter is frozen to his living room chair (then nearly crowned Miss Croydon), MI-13's Harry Crow and Professor Dunning are on the case.

What links the unfortunate porter to exclusive gentleman's establishment, The Tartarus Club, whose membership appears to be rapidly dwindling?

Stars David Warner as Harry Crow and Terry Molloy as Professor Dunning.

With Guy Henry, Stephen Critchlow, David Benson, Alex Lowe, Lisa Bowerman and David Bickerstaff.

The Scarifyers follows the exploits of 1930s ghost-story writer Professor Dunning and retired policeman Harry Crow, who together investigate weird mysteries under the auspices of top-secret government department MI:13.

Written by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris.

A Bafflegab Production.

SAT 18:25 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038bfcn)
The Moving Coffins of Barbados

Priest and paranormal investigator Lionel Fanthorpe relates a story from the world of the strange and unexplained.

SAT 18:30 Weird Tales (b01nrd24)
Series 3, Original Features

by Christopher William Hill. The first in a new series of chilling plays for winter nights.

When Carl and Rob buy a flat in a nineteenth century house, it seems they've found their perfect home. With Carl away on business, Rob throws himself into restoring the flat, but he ends up with more of the original features than he had anticipated.

Cast:

Carl ..... Martin Hutson
Rob ..... Carl Prekopp
Jess ..... Adjoa Andoh
Girl ..... Francine Chamberlain
Answerphone ..... Tracy Wiles
Woman ..... Alex Rivers
Man ..... Christopher Webster

directed by Mary Peate.

SAT 19:00 James Follett's Men, Martians and Machines (b007jp32)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SAT 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b01kbhkd)
Series 4, Caitlin Moran

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

Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by writer Caitlin Moran, who relives her teenage years when she was home-schooled in Wolverhampton, shared a small house with her seven brothers and sisters, and had a novel published at only 15.

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

SAT 22:30 Little Britain (b008jdxn)
Series 1, Episode 4

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

SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0854h18)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Dave Gorman.

SAT 23:00 The Mary Whitehouse Experience (b007jn2c)
From 13/01/1990

David Baddiel, Rob Newman, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis address east European revolution. With Mark Thomas. From January 1990.

SAT 23:30 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b019n2m7)
Series 1, Politics

More historical heroism as Aneurin Bevan, Hywel Dda and the Rebecca Rioters are put to the Totaliser. With Ben Partridge, Nadia Kamil. From January 2012.


SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2016

SUN 00:00 The Scarifyers (b0844sf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]

SUN 00:25 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038bfcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:25 on Saturday]

SUN 00:30 Weird Tales (b01nrd24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]

SUN 01:00 Charlotte Jones - Wild Things: Omnibus (b0844qh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]

SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05ysyt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]

SUN 02:15 Down Your Way (b0844rl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]

SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b00l2p7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]

SUN 04:00 Don Taylor - Daughters of Venice (b008xzs3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]

SUN 05:30 Lyrical Journey (b01qkxbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]

SUN 06:00 Amanda Whittington - Bollywood Jane: Omnibus (b0845381)
4 Extra Debut. Jane, a young white woman from a tough background, discovers the magic of Bollywood. Stars Joanne Froggatt.

SUN 07:15 A Father for My Son (b01dhfkx)
Episode 2

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 A Father for my Son is adapted from her own one-woman stage play, written with Robert Edwards, based on Kathleen Scott's autobiography and journals. Having arrived in Paris to study art at the turn of the twentieth century, Kathleen makes friends with the sculptor Rodin, and through him makes friends with the dancer Isadora Duncan. After a series of adventures around Europe, with and without Isadora, Kathleen meets the figure she has been searching for: the one man who is worthy to be a father to the son she desperately desires.

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 (b00yjs4c)
Series 1, Bankers

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 wonders how the bankers keep getting away with it.

SUN 08:00 Take It From Here (b01c6fkb)
From 16/04/1958

Dick's dreaming of Persia - and Eth's agitated after being accused of theft at work, in 'The Glums'

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 Fletcher's Fare (b03mj8xd)
Cyril Fletcher mixes monologues and sketches with special guest, film star Herbert Lom (Inspector Dreyfus in the Pink Panther films) in a series of crazy mix-ups.

With Cyril's real wife, Betty Astell and budding comedy duo Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin, who also scripted this series.

Back in the 1950s Cyril was one of radio comedy's pioneers, beginning on Radio Luxembourg before switching to the BBC. Cyril is probably best-remembered for reciting his 'Odd Odes' on BBC TV's That's Life with Esther Rantzen.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1953.

SUN 09:00 Queen of the Desert: Omnibus (b06165cp)
Gertrude Bell - traveller, diplomat, spy and the political officer who helped establish Iraq. Read by Sylvestra le Touzel.

SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0654qk6)
Mari Wilson

Singer Mari Wilson chooses 'The Folks Who Live on the Hill' by Peggy Lee and 'How Can You Mend a Broken Heart' by the Bee Gees.

SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08454qp)
Americans, Tom Hanks

4 Extra Debut. From the Beatles to Richard Strauss. Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks makes his castaway choices. With Kirsty Young. From May 2016.

SUN 11:00 TED Radio Hour (b08454wv)
Series 3, Extrasensory

Guy Raz explores whether we can experience the world more deeply by not only extending our senses - but going beyond them.

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

SUN 11:55 In a Nutshell (b00sj91n)
Dear Mother of God

If the Son of Man returned, how would Christianity celebrate? Barry Pilton's musings read by Leonard Rossiter. From 1981.

SUN 12:00 Take It From Here (b01c6fkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SUN 12:30 Fletcher's Fare (b03mj8xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

SUN 13:00 Amanda Whittington - Bollywood Jane: Omnibus (b0845381)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SUN 14:15 A Father for My Son (b01dhfkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]

SUN 14:30 Naomi Alderman - The Power: Omnibus (b08455bd)
Episode 2

Allie is the leader of an ever-growing religious movement. She and Roxy make plans for the future. Read by Adjoa Andoh.

SUN 15:45 Stella Duffy - From the River's Mouth (b012ry00)
A cautionary tale of how the malign and sultry River Thames exacts a watery revenge. Short story read by Samantha Bond.

SUN 16:00 Saturday Drama (b007734t)
David Edgar - Something Wrong about the Mouth

By David Edgar. A love story told at the border between memory and fiction, trust and betrayal, East and West.

Soho, 1958. A mysterious American wants to commission a portrait of a woman he can't produce, in a dress he can only describe, at an event which never happened.

Gene Pew ...... Damian Lewis
Desmond McElwee ...... Bill Paterson
Mrs Pew ...... Lisa Dillon
Dr Frisch ...... David De Keyser
The Hotelier ...... Andrew Sachs
Peter Szabo ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt

Other parts played by Carolyn Pickles, Éva Magyar, Kenneth Collard, Christine Kavanagh and Joseph Kloska.

Directed by Jonquil Panting.

SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b0845l1g)
Lyrical Ballads - 4/5 Conversation and Collaboration

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

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 (b00yjs4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 18:00 The Man in Black (b0186hf0)
Series 4, Reunion

Mark Gatiss introduces Janice Okoh's cautionary tale. A desperate love quest sparks a chilling reunion. Stars Nikki Amuka-Bird.

SUN 18:30 Ray Bradbury - Golden Apples of the Sun (b007jn6v)
The April Witch/The Fog Horn

From Ray Bradbury's collection of sci-fi short-stories: a magical creature - and the story that led to Ray's 1953 film 'The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms'.

Starring Ed Bishop, Paul Maxwell, Lindsey Coulson and Ferne Arfin.

Dramatised by Lawrence Gilbert.

Producer: Peter Hutchings

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.

SUN 19:00 TED Radio Hour (b08454wv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

SUN 19:55 In a Nutshell (b00sj91n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:55 today]

SUN 20:00 Queen of the Desert: Omnibus (b06165cp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0654qk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]

SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08454qp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]

SUN 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00yjs4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 22:30 Dave Podmore (b007ncns)
Dave Podmore's Cricket Fix, Episode 1

The story of English cricket's arrogant, politically incorrect money-grabbing star. Stars Christopher Douglas. From May 2001.

SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0854hbb)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Dave Gorman.

SUN 23:00 History Retweeted (b03vgnk3)
The Moon Landing

History Retweeted sends us back in time as we hear people from the past comment on a series of major world events, in 140 characters or fewer.

In this first episode, The Moon Landing: From Launch to Landing, we follow the crew of Apollo 11 as they cruise to the moon. We're given a snapshot of an internet-savvy 1960s - astronauts are trolled, Action Chaps are sold, and America wins gold in the space race.

A space-based David Bowie and a caterpillar's eating disorder are the trending topics of the day.

History Retweeted transports us to timelines gone by - feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history.

Featuring the voices of Tim Barnes and Simon Berry, Wayne Forester and Annabelle Llewellyn,
Peter Temple and Jelly Macintosh - with Lucy Beaumont as the voice of The Computer.

Written by Tim Barnes and Simon Berry

Produced by Sally Harrison
A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 23:15 My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage (b00dwnds)
Malcolm MacDonald's Sideburns

The faded 70s idol explains his downfall to a bemused Sue Lawley. With Johnny Meres and Peter Serafinowicz. From October 1996.

SUN 23:30 The Skivers (b007yt85)
Series 2, Episode 2

Des Lynham and Sue Cook's secrets are revealed, plus Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh welcome special guest Adam Ant. From February 1995.


MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2016

MON 00:00 The Man in Black (b0186hf0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]

MON 00:30 Ray Bradbury - Golden Apples of the Sun (b007jn6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]

MON 01:00 Amanda Whittington - Bollywood Jane: Omnibus (b0845381)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]

MON 02:15 A Father for My Son (b01dhfkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]

MON 02:30 Naomi Alderman - The Power: Omnibus (b08455bd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]

MON 03:45 Stella Duffy - From the River's Mouth (b012ry00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]

MON 04:00 Saturday Drama (b007734t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b0845l1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00yjs4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]

MON 06:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0845mpz)
The Thinking Machine and My First Experience with the Great Logician

To prove logic solves all, the Thinking Machine, Professor Van Dusen challenges the world chess champion to a game and helps a newspaper reporter out of a sticky situation. Read by Eric Meyers.

Meet America's answer to Sherlock Holmes - Professor Augustus SFX Van Dusen. Tragically, his creator Jacque Futrelle died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912.

"Logic, logic, logic. Two plus two makes four, not some of the time, but all of the time." That's the unwavering belief of this crime and puzzle-solving Professor, who harnesses the power of his focused mind to think through any problem. This diminutive egghead scientist and irascible genius is known to the world as 'The Thinking Machine'.

In five stories recorded for BBC Radio 4 Extra, he sets out to prove the infallibility of logic in some extraordinary ways. Each tale features classic elements of an apparently unsolvable problem.

Born in Georgia in 1875, American author Jacques Futrelle wrote almost 50 tales featuring Professor Van Dusen, as magazine serials and published collections.

Abridged by Adrian Bean

Producer: Joanna Green

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Greenlit Productions.

MON 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n0w05)
Le Donne, Episode 1

Written by Chris Fallon.
Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

Episode 1/5
Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying -- where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

1/5. Caterina Riccardi's comfortable world is turned upside down when her husband is arrested and accused of involvement in the Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 06:30 From Birmingham to Beijing: The Lure of a Chinese Career (b015b92b)
For many graduates in the UK job prospects at home look bleak. It's difficult to find work, paid or even unpaid, regardless of qualifications. Today, more and more students and even graduates are heading abroad to find their work experience, travelling as far as China to work for free.

Safraz Manzoor looks at both the challenges and opportunities that they encounter. How, for example, can you possibly deal with the language barrier and cultural differences that working for a Chinese company will entail?

He visits students working in law firms, international real estate, finance and advertising to find out if they are getting genuine work experience. In Shanghai he meets Daniel and Natalie, both from Hong Kong Chinese families living in the UK. They have decided that China is offering better opportunities than they would find at home. In Beijing, Sarfraz meets students who have been thrilled by an unexpectedly lively social life, and others who feel they would like to have been more integrated into the Chinese world. He asks them what they make of the political situation in China, so different from what they have left behind in the UK.

These young hopefuls are often forking out for the privilege of this work experience. One organisation in the UK is charging students around £1800 for the chance to be placed in Chinese law, finance and marketing companies. Do they get value for money?

Sarfraz Manzoor tells the fascinating story of modern day Britons who have had to find their work experience far from home.

MON 07:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076h1z)
Series 3, Boyfriends

Pete is back from America, but how can Cassie explain her relationship with the postman? Stars Debra Stephenson. From September 2003.

MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b082xc0c)
Series 66, Episode 2

The 66th series of Radio 4's multi award-winning antidote to panel games promises more homespun wireless entertainment for the young at heart. This week the programme pays a return visit to the Charter Hall in Colchester. Regulars Barry Cryer, Tony Hawks and Tim Brooke-Taylor are once again joined on the panel by Pippa Evans with Jack Dee in the chair. At the piano - Colin Sell. Producer - Jon Naismith. It is a BBC Studios production.

MON 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b00bx006)
Series 3, Not the Burkiss Way

Learn how to offer family planning for rabbits, plus in World of Sport, it's racing from Doncaster and live furniture-eating.

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 (b007k2kl)
Pike in Love

Mrs Pike asks Arthur to talk to her son, Frank about the birds and bees...

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

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 (b00mr0rl)
Series 55, Episode 9

Nicholas Parsons chairs the devious word game with Tony Hawks, Pam Ayres, Sue Perkins and Tim Rice. From September 2009.

MON 09:30 The Change (b00p2jn5)
Series 1, When a Man Loves a Woman

Ken comforts Carol, who despairs over transvestite hubby George. Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison. From December 2001.

MON 10:00 Classic Serial (b00hhflv)
Scoop, Episode 1

Dramatisation by Jeremy Front of Evelyn Waugh's satirical 1938 novel.

Hapless journalist William Boot is mistakenly sent to report on a war in Africa.

William Boot ...... Rory Kinnear
Lord Copper ...... David Warner
Salter ...... Nicholas Woodeson
Corker ...... Stephen Critchlow
Pigge ...... Chris Pavlo
Erik Olafsen ...... Dan Starkey
Jakes ...... Paul Rider
Benito ...... Cyril Nri
Paleologue ...... Nyasha Hatendi
Moke ...... Inam Mirza
Mr Baldwin ...... Jonathan Taffler
Julia ...... Fenella Woolgar
John Boot ...... Nicholas Boulton
Josephine ...... Imogen Front
Miss Holloway ...... Janice Acquah
Secretary ...... Manjeet Mann
Uncle Theodore ...... Malcolm Tierney
Evelyn Waugh ...... Tim McInnerny

Directed by Sally Avens.

MON 11:00 Jane Gardam Stories (b05447xr)
The Great, Grand, Soap-Water Kick

A tramp, unused to speaking, describes the occasional ritual of taking a bath. Remarkable story read by Paul Copley.

When this volume of short stories was published in May 2014 , Christobel Kent in the Guardian described how it is Gardam's gift -

''for showing us what a place of wonders is the world and the hearts that dwell in it, that endows this collection with a dangerous and formidable energy, richer and more concentrated than any novel. She gives us miracle heaped upon miracle, and insists that they should each one be handled with care.'.

MON 11:15 Nick Warburton - Every Book in the World (b00td5s8)
The real-life Victorian bibliomaniac, Sir Thomas Philipps, aimed to own a copy of every book in the world. But his mania came at a price.

A Victorian road movie, Nick Warburton's play is a study in obsession.

Stars Benjamin Whitrow as Sir Thomas Philipps, Lia Williams as Elizabeth Philipps and Peter Gunn as Herbert.

Director: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

MON 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b00bx006)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 12:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007k2kl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 13:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0845mpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n0w05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

MON 13:30 From Birmingham to Beijing: The Lure of a Chinese Career (b015b92b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01d7f9m)
Capital, Episode 6

Zbigniew is working on the house Petunia Howe lived in when he makes a life-changing discovery.

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'...

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.

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

MON 14:15 The Science of DIY (b008wfcc)
The Wheelbarrow

The art of construction deconstructed. Len Fisher and fellow experts reveal the importance of leverage when conveying a load.

MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01k9q6n)
Where'd You Go Bernadette?, Episode 1

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

When 15 year old Bee wins perfect grades, she calls in her parents' promise of a graduation present of 'anything she wants'. This turns out to be a family trip to Antarctica - a prospect that will challenge her mother Bernadette's agoraphobia and social reclusiveness.

CAST:

Bernadette ..... Miranda Richardson
Bee .... Lydia Wilson
Elgin .... Richard Laing
Audrey .... Madeleine Potter
Soo Lin .... Laurel Lefkow
Marcus Strang .... Don Gilet
Ollie-O/ Jacob .... Sam Alexander
Paul Jellinek .... Patrick Brennan
Helen/ Gwen Goodyear .... Susie Riddell
Dr Kurtz .... Christine Absalom

Other parts played by members of the company.

Adapted by Miranda Davies
Produced/ directed by Emma Harding

About the author: Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b008gwyy)
No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Story, A Bunch of Stars

Jot Davies reads from ballet superstar Carlos Acosta's enchanting and inspirational memoir.

1/5. A Bunch of Stars

The great grandson of a plantation slave, Acosta grows up in a poor suburb of Havana.

MON 15:00 Classic Serial (b00hhflv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

MON 16:00 Just a Minute (b00mr0rl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

MON 16:30 The Change (b00p2jn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

MON 17:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076h1z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

MON 17:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b082xc0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 18:00 Doctor Who (b0186ldb)
Hornets' Nest, The Circus of Doom, part 2

Still barricaded in their cottage, the Time Lord reveals more to former UNIT ally, Mike Yates about the 19th century extra-terrestrial swarm's efforts to re-animate the dead.

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.

MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0845txx)
Rachel Cusk and Lawrence Norfolk

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests, novelists Lawrence Norfolk and Rachel Cusk, discuss books by Martin Amis, Anthony Burgess and Vladimir Nabokov. From 1997.

Time's Arrow by Martin Amis
Publisher: Penguin

Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Penguin

Ada, or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Penguin.

MON 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b00bx006)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 19:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007k2kl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 20:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0845mpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n0w05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

MON 20:30 From Birmingham to Beijing: The Lure of a Chinese Career (b015b92b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 21:00 Jane Gardam Stories (b05447xr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

MON 21:15 Nick Warburton - Every Book in the World (b00td5s8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b082xc0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 22:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007rq8f)
Series 3, Isaac Newton

The radical comedian offers his humorous assessment of one of the world's most influential scientists. From October 2002.

MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0854hp1)
The best in contemporary comedy. Diane Morgan chats to Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer.

MON 23:00 The Now Show (b08349f2)
Series 49, Episode 4

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Andy Zaltzman, Mae Martin, Luke Kempner, Freya Parker, Greg Jenner and Adam Kay to present the news via topical stand up and sketches.

Written by the cast with additional material from Jon Hunter, Liam Beirne, Jenny Laville, Max Davis and Laura Majors.

Producer Alexandra Smith

BBC Studios Production.

MON 23:30 Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science (b00zt22n)
Series 1, Episode 4

Helen Keen presents her off-beat comic take on the history of rocket science starring Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane.

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill
Produced by Gareth Edwards

This week Helen asks if humanity will ever make it to the stars, and ponders some of the greater mysteries of the universe, such as time travel, parallel universes and faster than light travel. And have aliens ever made it here? And if so have they been tempted to use their vastly superior intelligence to really clean up in pub quizzes.

Performed by Helen Keen and stars Peter Serafinowicz as the Voice of Space with other parts played by Susy Kane.

MON 23:45 Ivor Cutler - A Wet Handle (b00cgss2)
Episode 1

Ivor Cutler and friends present poems and songs, including 'I Am a Yellow Fly' and the tale of a greasy button. From June 1997.


TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2016

TUE 00:00 Doctor Who (b0186ldb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]

TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0845txx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]

TUE 01:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0845mpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]

TUE 01:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n0w05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Monday]

TUE 01:30 From Birmingham to Beijing: The Lure of a Chinese Career (b015b92b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01d7f9m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]

TUE 02:15 The Science of DIY (b008wfcc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]

TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b01k9q6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b008gwyy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]

TUE 03:00 Classic Serial (b00hhflv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:00 Just a Minute (b00mr0rl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:30 The Change (b00p2jn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]

TUE 05:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076h1z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]

TUE 05:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b082xc0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]

TUE 06:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0845wxp)
The First Problem

The Thinking Machine and reporter, Hutchinson Hatch investigate the disappearance of a famous actress. Read by Eric Meyers.

Meet America's answer to Sherlock Holmes - Professor Augustus SFX Van Dusen. Tragically, his creator Jacque Futrelle died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912.

"Logic, logic, logic. Two plus two makes four, not some of the time, but all of the time." That's the unwavering belief of this crime and puzzle-solving Professor, who harnesses the power of his focused mind to think through any problem. This diminutive egghead scientist and irascible genius is known to the world as 'The Thinking Machine'.

In five stories recorded for BBC Radio 4 Extra, he sets out to prove the infallibility of logic in some extraordinary ways. Each tale features classic elements of an apparently unsolvable problem.

Born in Georgia in 1875, American author Jacques Futrelle wrote almost 50 tales featuring Professor Van Dusen, as magazine serials and published collections.

Abridged by Adrian Bean

Producer: Joanna Green

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Greenlit Productions.

TUE 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3hl2)
Le Donne, Episode 2

Written by Chris Fallon.
Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon

Episode 2/5
Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying -- where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

2/5. Caterina learns more about her husband's secret life from State Prosecutor, Marisa Pirenisi. She begins to doubt her husband's innocence.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 06:30 Emerald Noir: The Rise of Irish Crime Fiction (b00z5c85)
Peace in Northern Ireland and the economic boom and bust in Southern Ireland have led to a recent rise in crime fiction.

Val McDermid looks at the way real life violence has been dealt with in the work of authors including Tana French, Eoin McNamee, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Stuart Neville and Declan Hughes. We meet David Torrans - whose bookstore in Belfast has been fictionalised in Colin Bateman's series of crime novels. Declan Burke - author of the blog Crime Always Pays - takes us on a tour of Dublin locations featured in crime novels from the modern Docklands offices which inspired Alan Glynn's novel Winterland to the hotels and shops of 1950s Dublin featured in the crime fiction of Booker winner John Banville - who writes under the name Benjamin Black.

Val asks whether the Noir novel is a protestant art form and hears how writers are trying to find new villains in a place where violence has - until recently - been part of everyday life.

Producer: Robyn Read.

TUE 07:00 Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman (b0075kfd)
Breezing Up

An immediate connection is made with Mr Fatman at the horse sales. Stars Gillian Bevan and Gerard McDermott. From May 1999.

TUE 07:30 Clare in the Community (b0832fpz)
Series 11, Hell on Wheels

Episode 2 - Hell On Wheels

It's 'Disability Awareness Day' so Clare has taken it upon herself to raise awareness. Back at home, Nali has plans to become an internet sensation.

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 (b007jlj8)
Series 3, Two's Company

Albert introduces his new fiancee to a very surprised Harold.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H Corbett as Harold and June Whitfield as Daphne.

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 (b007jqhn)
One Way Only

The bungling civil servants tackle London's transport congestion. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From August 1977.

TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b08349f2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]

TUE 09:30 Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science (b00zt22n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:30 on Monday]

TUE 09:45 Ivor Cutler - A Wet Handle (b00cgss2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]

TUE 10:00 Classic Serial (b00hmpzk)
Scoop, Episode 2

Dramatisation by Jeremy Front of Evelyn Waugh's satirical 1938 novel.

William finds life as a war correspondent somewhat tedious, but he does fall in love and find himself in the middle of a revolution.

William Boot ...... Rory Kinnear
Katchen ...... Claudie Blakeley
Lord Copper ...... David Warner
Salter ...... Nicholas Woodeson
Frau Dressler ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Erik Olafsen ...... Dan Starkey
Secret Policeman ...... Jude Akuwudike
Benito ...... Cyril Nri
Moke ...... Inam Mirza
Mr Baldwin ...... Jonathan Taffler
Uncle Theodore ...... Malcolm Tierney
Sir Jocelyn Hitchcock ...... Michael Simkins
Corker ...... Stephen Critchlow
Pigge ...... Chris Pavlo
News Editor ...... Paul Rider
Hechel ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Evelyn Waugh ...... Tim McInnerny

Directed by Sally Avens.

TUE 11:00 Jane Gardam Stories (b05467nj)
Stone Trees

A widow grieving for her recently dead husband spends an afternoon with some old friends. Read by Sylvestra le Touzel.

TUE 11:15 Israel Horovitz - Stations of the Cross (b007596w)
Back from America, David makes a farcical, poetic rail crossing of England for an unforgettable funeral. Stars Israel Horovitz.

TUE 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jqhn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 13:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0845wxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3hl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

TUE 13:30 Emerald Noir: The Rise of Irish Crime Fiction (b00z5c85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01ddbdx)
Capital, Episode 7

While Shahid Kamal is faced with interrogation at Paddington Green Police Station, Zbigniew comes face to face with Matya at No 51 Pepys Road.

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'....

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.

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

TUE 14:15 The Science of DIY (b008wmws)
A Chip off the Old Block

The art of construction deconstructed. Len Fisher and fellow experts reveal how to sharpen and use your tools properly.

TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01kjmp2)
Where'd You Go Bernadette?, Episode 2

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

Bernadette and Elgin have promised their 15 year old daughter, Bee, a family trip to Antarctica, for gaining perfect grades at school. To prepare herself for such a trip - practically and emotionally - Bernadette becomes increasingly reliant on her virtual assistant in India, Manjula.

CAST:

Bernadette ..... Miranda Richardson
Bee .... Lydia Wilson
Elgin .... Richard Laing
Audrey .... Madeleine Potter
Soo Lin .... Laurel Lefkow
Marcus Strang .... Don Gilet
Ollie-O/ Jacob .... Sam Alexander
Paul Jellinek .... Patrick Brennan
Helen/ Gwen Goodyear .... Susie Riddell
Dr Kurtz .... Christine Absalom

Other parts played by members of the company.

Adapted by Miranda Davies
Produced/ directed by Emma Harding.

TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b008gwyl)
No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Story, The Prix de Lausanne

No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Story
Jot Davies reads from ballet superstar Carlos Acosta's enchanting and inspirational memoir.

2/5. The Prix de Lausanne

Forced by his father to attend ballet school, the lonely teenager initially falls into bad ways. But he turns his life around through hard work, winning the world's most prestigious junior ballet competition.

TUE 15:00 Classic Serial (b00hmpzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

TUE 16:00 Counterpoint (b0845wxt)
2006, Final

Ned Sherrin hosts the 2006 final with Ian Dunning from Merseyside, Graham Holliday of Middlesex and Clive Summers from London.

TUE 16:30 Flying the Flag (b00dk3vl)
Series 4, As Unequal as Others

The ambassador faces a revolt by men over rights for women in the Eastern Bloc republic. Stars Dinsdale Landen. From June 1992.

TUE 17:00 Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman (b0075kfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

TUE 17:30 Clare in the Community (b0832fpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 18:00 Doctor Who (b0186szp)
Hornets' Nest, A Sting in the Tale, part 1

In his next alien insect encounter, the Time Lord travels back in the TARDIS to medieval England.

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 the Nun, Suzie Riddell as the Sister and Rula Lenska as the Swarm.

Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio.

TUE 18:30 Comic to Comic (b007wxhw)
Series 2, Jimmy Carr

Deadpan master Jimmy Carr chats to Bruce Morton about his career, life on tour and writing comedy routines. From January 2006.

TUE 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jlj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jqhn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 20:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0845wxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3hl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

TUE 20:30 Emerald Noir: The Rise of Irish Crime Fiction (b00z5c85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 21:00 Jane Gardam Stories (b05467nj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

TUE 21:15 Israel Horovitz - Stations of the Cross (b007596w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

TUE 22:00 Clare in the Community (b0832fpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 22:30 The Richest Man in Britain (b00nw3wq)
The Kidnap

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

Trillionnaire rocker Dave Mabbutt finds the perfect excuse to get rid of shed-loads of cash when his mum is taken hostage.

Dave Mabbutt ...... Mark Williams
Dom ...... Russell Tovey
Mr Green the Banker ......Geoff McGivern
Dimitri the Kidnapper ...... Phil Cornwell
Sophie/Waiter ...... Matt Addis.

TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0854j6y)
The best in contemporary comedy. Diane Morgan chats to Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer.

TUE 23:00 Beauty of Britain (b00ndxjp)
Series 1, Pastor Dave

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 is quite taken with the charismatic Pastor Dave, a visiting clergyman at Mrs Blanchard's local church, but is he the real deal? Should she pursue him or the gorgeous double-breasted mini-trench coat she has seen in the Mencap shop?

Beauty ...... Jocelyn Jee Esien
Sister Olu ...... Diveen Henry
Pastor Ndu ...... Javone Prince
Mrs Blanchard ...... Alison Steadman
Sally ...... Felicity Montagu
Karen ...... Nicola Sanderson
Mrs Gupte ...... Indira Joshi
Minister Lee ...... Dan Tetsell
Pastor Dave ...... Felix Dexter
Female Assistant ...... Diveen Henry
Cabbie ...... Dan Tetsel

Music by The West End Gospel Choir.

TUE 23:30 The Harpoon (b00b3gv0)
Series 1, Episode 3

A special budget edition of the nostalgic spoof of boys' adventure story papers. With Alistair McGowan. From September 1991.


WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2016

WED 00:00 Doctor Who (b0186szp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]

WED 00:30 Comic to Comic (b007wxhw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]

WED 01:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0845wxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]

WED 01:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3hl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Tuesday]

WED 01:30 Emerald Noir: The Rise of Irish Crime Fiction (b00z5c85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01ddbdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]

WED 02:15 The Science of DIY (b008wmws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]

WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b01kjmp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b008gwyl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]

WED 03:00 Classic Serial (b00hmpzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:00 Counterpoint (b0845wxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:30 Flying the Flag (b00dk3vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]

WED 05:00 Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman (b0075kfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]

WED 05:30 Clare in the Community (b0832fpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]

WED 06:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0845xt8)
The Problem of the Stolen Rubens

When a valuable artwork disappears, the Thinking Machine and Hutchinson Hatch are called in to investigate. Read by Eric Meyers.

Meet America's answer to Sherlock Holmes - Professor Augustus SFX Van Dusen. Tragically, his creator Jacque Futrelle died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912.

"Logic, logic, logic. Two plus two makes four, not some of the time, but all of the time." That's the unwavering belief of this crime and puzzle-solving Professor, who harnesses the power of his focused mind to think through any problem. This diminutive egghead scientist and irascible genius is known to the world as 'The Thinking Machine'.

In five stories recorded for BBC Radio 4 Extra, he sets out to prove the infallibility of logic in some extraordinary ways. Each tale features classic elements of an apparently unsolvable problem.

Born in Georgia in 1875, American author Jacques Futrelle wrote almost 50 tales featuring Professor Van Dusen, as magazine serials and published collections.

Abridged by Adrian Bean

Producer: Joanna Green

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Greenlit Productions.

WED 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3hq9)
Le Donne, Episode 3

Written by Chris Fallon.
Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

3/5. Set in contemporary Naples. Caterina's son Nino starts to go off the rails. She discovers a terrible truth about her husband Franco, who is still in prison.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 06:30 Lanyon's Last Flight (b00yyg27)
In August 1964 the artist Peter Lanyon died as the result of a gliding accident. He was 46, had enjoyed successful shows in New York, and his work was being eagerly sought. Today he is recognised as one of the most innovative painters in 20th century British art.

Lanyon's great painting, Thermal, has been admired by the thousands of visitors to his recent retrospective at Tate St Ives. It's a painting that grew out of Lanyon's passion for gliding, yet its vivid abstract forms and resonant colour express his lifelong attempt to create a visual language for his intense experience of the environment - his quest for an art of 'placeness'.

This programme follows Lanyon's creative journey, which began with his deep immersion in the landscape and history of his native Cornwall and took him to the experimental edge of international abstract art in the 1950s.

Michael Bird tracks Lanyon to places that were crucial to his art, like the ruined tin mine at Levant and the cliff-top airfield from which he flew. He talks to Lanyon's sons, who each shed a different light on their father's complex personality. He asks Lanyon fans in Tate St Ives what draws them to his work, and Lanyon expert Toby Treves about his wider reputation.

We also hear archive appreciations of Lanyon from Mark Rothko and the poet W.S. Graham reading 'The Thermal Stair', his powerful elegy to his artist friend. Lanyon himself speaks about how gliding influenced his art.

Like Jackson Pollock's fatal car crash eight years earlier, the story of Lanyon's last flight speaks of a generation of artists for whom art demanded physical immersion in the act of painting and a wholehearted faith in the creative accident.

Producer: Julian May.

WED 07:00 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2vh)
Series 2, Brief Encounter

Feeling snubbed over Rabbi Abraham's Royal invite, Rabbi Su finds a new boyfriend. Stars Tracy-Ann Oberman. From October 2000.

WED 07:30 The Brig Society (b0832rjd)
Series 4, Scandal!

Marcus Brigstocke becomes a victim of his own newspaper as he gets caught up in a scandal and discovers that it's really, really difficult to doorstep yourself.

This week, there's sex, scandal and saucy secrets on Radio 4! But enough about Moneybox Live. In this show, Marcus examines how the great British press combine the difficult jobs of both selling newspapers and ruining peoples' lives.

Helping him peek through the curtain 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

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b03t0cq8)
Have Been Painting Pink Spots

Pertwee's wheeling and dealing leaves HMS Troutbridge in the firing line.

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

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 (b007k456)
The Test Match

MCC chairman Sid makes the lad cricket captain for England, but places his bet on Australia to win!

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 Heresy (b01sdrh5)
Series 9, Episode 1

The first in a new series of the programme that dares to commit heresy.

Victoria Coren Mitchell and her guests have fun challenging knee-jerk public opinion, and exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom.

In the first programme of the series Victoria Coren Mitchell is joined by comedians Lee Mack and David Schneider, and writer-broadcaster Germaine Greer, to argue about foxes, maths and Andy Murray

Producers: Victoria Coren Mitchell and Daisy Knight
An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 09:30 Rent (b00752fm)
Series 3, Episode 3

Havoc in the Reynolds household as all prepare for baby Piglet's naming ceremony. Stars Barbara Flynn, Patrick Barlow and Linda Polan. From February 1997.

WED 10:00 Home Front: Omnibus (b07nn8r2)
Epic drama series set in Great War Britain.

WED 11:00 Jane Gardam Stories (b0546zg8)
Grace

Clockie Gosport has a diamond under the skin at the back of his neck. Unlikely mysteries and miracles, read by Paul Copley.

WED 11:15 Steve Chambers - Victoria Station (b0848gww)
Series 2, Goods Perishable

Wednesday November 27th 1896. An expeditious recovery and a recovered expedition at Bridgford's train in Nottingham.

The second series of Nottingham-born author Steve Chambers' drama series set in Victoria Station, Bridgford in 1896. Each is a self-contained story featuring the day-to-day doings of the station staff.

Stars Sean Baker as Station Master Joe Braddock, Christopher Scott as Tidmarsh, John Hartley as Union activist Fred Roberts, Gavin Muir as Area Manager Mr Cripps and Colleen Prendergast as Josie.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1996 and set a century before.

WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b03t0cq8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 13:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0845xt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3hq9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

WED 13:30 Lanyon's Last Flight (b00yyg27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01ddbhm)
Capital, Episode 8

At Paddington Green Police Station Shahid gets a nice surprise, meanwhile at work Roger gets a terrible one.

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'....

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.

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

WED 14:15 The Science of DIY (b008x0vn)
If I Had a Hammer

The art of construction deconstructed. Len Fisher and fellow experts locate the 'sweet spot' to hit your nail on the head.

WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01kjmt4)
Where'd You Go Bernadette?, Episode 3

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

Bernadette and Elgin have promised their 15 year old daughter, Bee, a family trip to Antarctica, for gaining perfect grades at school. The socially reclusive Bernadette becomes increasingly confessional in her emails to Manjula, her virtual assistant in India.

CAST:

Bernadette ..... Miranda Richardson
Bee .... Lydia Wilson
Elgin .... Richard Laing
Audrey .... Madeleine Potter
Soo Lin .... Laurel Lefkow
Marcus Strang .... Don Gilet
Ollie-O/ Jacob .... Sam Alexander
Paul Jellinek .... Patrick Brennan
Helen/ Gwen Goodyear .... Susie Riddell
Dr Kurtz .... Christine Absalom

Other parts played by members of the company.

Adapted by Miranda Davies
Produced/ directed by Emma Harding.

WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b008gwyn)
No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Story, A Fairytale Prince

Jot Davies reads from ballet superstar Carlos Acosta's enchanting and inspirational memoir.

3/5. A Fairytale Prince

At the age of 18, Carlos is invited to dance as a principal with the English National Ballet.

WED 15:00 Home Front: Omnibus (b07nn8r2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

WED 16:00 Heresy (b01sdrh5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

WED 16:30 Rent (b00752fm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

WED 17:00 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

WED 17:30 The Brig Society (b0832rjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 18:00 Doctor Who (b01871wk)
Hornets' Nest, A Sting in the Tale, part 2

With the Doctor feeling increasingly disorientated, the alien swarm begin communications...

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 the Nun, Suzie Riddell as the Sister and Rula Lenska as the Swarm.

Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio.

WED 18:30 Off the Page (b00lk2zc)
Turn That Down

Musician Andrea Oliver and comedian Simon Evans join Dominic Arkwright to talk about noise and how loud or quiet we all ought to be. Father Tom Cullinan, a monk who has lived for many years in complete silence, breaks it to talk about the reality of the solitary life.

WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b03t0cq8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 19:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 20:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0845xt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3hq9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

WED 20:30 Lanyon's Last Flight (b00yyg27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 21:00 Jane Gardam Stories (b0546zg8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

WED 21:15 Steve Chambers - Victoria Station (b0848gww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

WED 22:00 The Brig Society (b0832rjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 22:30 Mark Thomas Presents (b0076w2p)
The Firesign Theatre

An exclusive performance by cult comedy troupe The Firesign Theatre in their first British appearance for many years. From December 2005.

WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0854jxr)
The best in contemporary comedy. Diane Morgan chats to Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer.

WED 23:00 We Know Everything (b08461wq)
Episode 3

If all roads lead to Rome, how do you drive out again? Dan Gaster and Paul Powell tackle audience quirky questions. From July 1995.

WED 23:15 Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford (b0076f1p)
Series 2, Security Bard

It's pound shop territory for the wordsmith as he helps a security guard win his true love. Stars James Quinn. From May 2003.

WED 23:30 Hut 33 (b00vs38k)
Series 2, Royal Visit

The Bletchley Park codebreakers hit panic stations when a royal visitor arrives. Stars Robert Bathurst. From May 2008.


THURSDAY 01 DECEMBER 2016

THU 00:00 Doctor Who (b01871wk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]

THU 00:30 Off the Page (b00lk2zc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]

THU 01:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0845xt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]

THU 01:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3hq9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Wednesday]

THU 01:30 Lanyon's Last Flight (b00yyg27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01ddbhm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]

THU 02:15 The Science of DIY (b008x0vn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]

THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b01kjmt4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b008gwyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]

THU 03:00 Home Front: Omnibus (b07nn8r2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:00 Heresy (b01sdrh5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:30 Rent (b00752fm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]

THU 05:00 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]

THU 05:30 The Brig Society (b0832rjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]

THU 06:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0848hcf)
The Problem of the Hidden Million

Reporter, Hutchinson Hatch and The Thinking Machine are called in to track down a missing inheritance. Read by Eric Meyers.

Meet America's answer to Sherlock Holmes - Professor Augustus SFX Van Dusen. Tragically, his creator Jacque Futrelle died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912.

"Logic, logic, logic. Two plus two makes four, not some of the time, but all of the time." That's the unwavering belief of this crime and puzzle-solving Professor, who harnesses the power of his focused mind to think through any problem. This diminutive egghead scientist and irascible genius is known to the world as 'The Thinking Machine'.

In five stories recorded for BBC Radio 4 Extra, he sets out to prove the infallibility of logic in some extraordinary ways. Each tale features classic elements of an apparently unsolvable problem.

Born in Georgia in 1875, American author Jacques Futrelle wrote almost 50 tales featuring Professor Van Dusen, as magazine serials and published collections.

Abridged by Adrian Bean

Producer: Joanna Green

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Greenlit Productions.

THU 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3jp8)
Le Donne, Episode Four

Written by Chris Fallon.
Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

4/5. Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

4/5. Nino goes missing, with tragic consequences. Caterina has to act decisively and show leadership to prevent a war between rival factions of the Camorra.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 06:30 Testing Times (b0122pcw)
John Humphrys revisits his old school to assess education in Wales today.

The decade since devolution has seen the educational performance of Wales fall behind the other nations of the UK. The Principality emerged particularly poorly from a recent international test of educational ability.

What is Wales doing wrong?

Wales abandoned the controversial SAT tests and school league tables in 2001. Could this move-part of the Welsh Assembly's larger effort to put "clear red water" between Cardiff and Westminster-be at the heart of the nation's poor performance?

John Humphrys goes back to school to ask what is education for and what part should testing and tables play?

THU 07:00 Bristow (b007rgl8)
Series 2, The Power of the Press

The Chester-Perry buying clerk crusades to improve conditions for cleaning ladies.

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

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy, Owen Brenman as Hewitt, Liz Fraser as Gert and Joan Sims as Daisy.

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 December 1999.

THU 07:30 The Fair Intellectual Club (b0833vn0)
A Sojourn with Mr Swift

Lucy Porter's sitcom set in early 18th Century Scotland.

It's festival time in Edinburgh, but in the early 18th century it's not a place for comedians and actors, but priests and storytellers like Jonathan Swift. This young Irish clergyman wants help with his tales, and the members of the Fair Intellectual Club are keen to help him win the So You Think You're Holy competition.

Alison's idiot brother Robert needs assistance too - and an unfortunate mix-up leads to the creation of a literary masterpiece.

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

THU 08:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b05s8dnd)
Doddy's Comic Cuts - From 21/01/1974

Doddy sets out in search of normality and looks at the life and works of Shakespeare. With Miriam Margoyles. From January 1974.

THU 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jjq7x)
From 05/02/1984

From playing Dame Nellie Drongo to a prehistoric caveman, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From February 1984.

THU 09:00 The Personality Test (b00mvs9s)
Series 2, Antony Worrall-Thompson

The celebrity chef and writer quizzes a panel about himself. With Lucy Porter, Robin Ince and Will Smith. From December 2006.

THU 09:30 The Atkinson People (b007k1qg)
Sir Benjamin Fletcher

Rowan Atkinson's satirical investigation into the life of the fictional master orator. With Hugh Thomas. From April 1979.

THU 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b07kcglv)
15-19 August 1916

In the week, in 1916, when the king praised the "cheerful confidence" of the troops in France, courage and hope are hard-won in Folkestone.

Written by Katie Hims
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

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

THU 11:00 Jane Gardam Stories (b0547wvz)
Missing the Midnight

A woman looks back on the train journey when she left university and travelled home for Christmas. Read by Sylvestra le Touzel.

THU 11:15 John Pilkington - Apostle of Light (b00765xv)
Blinded by an accident in the early 19th century, Louis Braille aspires to improve the status of blind people.

Louis Braille was determined that he and other blind children at an institution in Paris should be rescued from being treated almost as social outcasts. But the only way to do this would be to devise a system which would enable them to read.

John Pilkington's drama stars Adam Godley as Louis Braille, John Rowe as Pignier, Alex Etchart as Young Louis, Sean Baker as Simon-Rene/Guadet and Carl Prekopp as Gabriel.

With children of Kentish Town C of E Primary School, London.

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

THU 12:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b05s8dnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jjq7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 13:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0848hcf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3jp8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

THU 13:30 Testing Times (b0122pcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01ddbs6)
Capital, Episode 9

It's November 2008 in Pepys Road and life is changing for its residents. For some the changes are good, for the Younts they're not.

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'....

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.

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

THU 14:15 The Science of DIY (b008x3pq)
Tightening Up

The art of construction deconstructed. Len Fisher and fellow experts offer choice tips on nuts, bolts and spanners while renovating an old bicycle.

THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01kjmvw)
Where'd You Go Bernadette?, Episode 4

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

In today's episode, Bernadette's relationships with the other Galer Street mothers become increasingly fractious. But her husband, Elgin, is at a loss to know how to help.

CAST:

Bernadette ..... Miranda Richardson
Bee .... Lydia Wilson
Elgin .... Richard Laing
Audrey .... Madeleine Potter
Soo Lin .... Laurel Lefkow
Marcus Strang .... Don Gilet
Ollie-O/ Jacob .... Sam Alexander
Paul Jellinek .... Patrick Brennan
Helen/ Gwen Goodyear .... Susie Riddell
Dr Kurtz .... Christine Absalom

Other parts played by members of the company.

Adapted by Miranda Davies
Produced/ directed by Emma Harding.

THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b008gwyq)
No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Story, Hardship in My Homeland

Jot Davies reads from ballet superstar Carlos Acosta's enchanting and inspirational memoir.

4/5. Hardship in My Homeland

The break-up of the USSR wreaks havoc on the Cuban economy, but the rising star dazzles audiences around the world.

THU 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b07kcglv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

THU 16:00 The Personality Test (b00mvs9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

THU 16:30 The Atkinson People (b007k1qg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

THU 17:00 Bristow (b007rgl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

THU 17:30 The Fair Intellectual Club (b0833vn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 18:00 Doctor Who (b01875j2)
Hornets' Nest, Hive of Horror, part 1

Now fully up to speed, former UNIT ally, Mike Yates joins forces with the Time Lord to tackle 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 and Daniel Hill as Percy Noggins.

Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio.

THU 18:30 Great Lives (b008tn7j)
Series 14, Hermann Buhl

Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris.

7/7. Mountaineer Joe Simpson takes up the cause of a relatively unknown but pioneering Austrian climber. Hermann Buhl tackled some of the most dangerous climbs in the world and was revered among his contemporaries for his ability to push himself through the bleakest of conditions.

THU 19:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b05s8dnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jjq7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 20:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0848hcf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3jp8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

THU 20:30 Testing Times (b0122pcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 21:00 Jane Gardam Stories (b0547wvz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

THU 21:15 John Pilkington - Apostle of Light (b00765xv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

THU 22:00 The Fair Intellectual Club (b0833vn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 22:30 Crème de la Crime (b007znpf)
Series 1, A Bowl Full of Serial Killers

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore's melange of multi-murderers. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From October 2001.

THU 22:45 One (b0077224)
Series 1, Episode 6

Spoof shipping forecasts, Top Dog and the hapless yachtswoman. More monologues penned by David Quantick. From December 2006.

THU 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b00wnp6m)
Series 6, Investigation

Satan is convinced he knows who killed Edith, and Hell is suddenly overcrowded. Satanic sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From October 2007.

THU 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jr62)
Series 3, The St Valentine's Day Mastersons

Budding starlette Genevieve hits seedy 1920s Hollywood. Improvised historical family saga with Paul Merton. From August 1995.


FRIDAY 02 DECEMBER 2016

FRI 00:00 Doctor Who (b01875j2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]

FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b008tn7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]

FRI 01:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0848hcf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]

FRI 01:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3jp8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Thursday]

FRI 01:30 Testing Times (b0122pcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01ddbs6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]

FRI 02:15 The Science of DIY (b008x3pq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]

FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b01kjmvw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b008gwyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]

FRI 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b07kcglv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:00 The Personality Test (b00mvs9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:30 The Atkinson People (b007k1qg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]

FRI 05:00 Bristow (b007rgl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]

FRI 05:30 The Fair Intellectual Club (b0833vn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]

FRI 06:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0848l5q)
The Problem of the Auto Cab

When Hutchinson Hatch is unknowingly involved in a jewel robbery, he turns to The Thinking Machine. Read by Eric Meyers.

Meet America's answer to Sherlock Holmes - Professor Augustus SFX Van Dusen. Tragically, his creator Jacque Futrelle died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912.

"Logic, logic, logic. Two plus two makes four, not some of the time, but all of the time." That's the unwavering belief of this crime and puzzle-solving Professor, who harnesses the power of his focused mind to think through any problem. This diminutive egghead scientist and irascible genius is known to the world as 'The Thinking Machine'.

In five stories recorded for BBC Radio 4 Extra, he sets out to prove the infallibility of logic in some extraordinary ways. Each tale features classic elements of an apparently unsolvable problem.

Born in Georgia in 1875, American author Jacques Futrelle wrote almost 50 tales featuring Professor Van Dusen, as magazine serials and published collections.

Abridged by Adrian Bean

Producer: Joanna Green

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Greenlit Productions.

FRI 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3l7r)
Le Donne, Episode 5

Written by Chris Fallon.
Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

5/5 Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

5/5. Caterina finally knows the truth about Franco. But can she take control of the business and commit murder for the honour of her family?

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 06:30 Change of Art (b015zm9b)
Public artist Andrew Shoben explores a controversial new idea to 'rotate or retire' public artworks.
The last three decades have seen a flourishing of public art in our towns and cities with works adorning every new housing estate, shopping centre or local park. But what was bold and innovative in the eighties may now seem tired, decrepit or meaningless. In a bid to refresh our cities and rescue 'orphaned' works, Andrew sets out to explore the arguments around relocating more of our artworks.

In Trafalgar Square he examines the Fourth Plinth phenomenon with Sandy Nairne of the National Portrait Gallery, and a trip to Antony Gormley's studio reveals the artist's hopes for his most famous creation, Angel of the North. Andrew also visits the Cass Sculpture Park in Sussex where owner, Sir Wilfred Cass, offers works from top sculptors. We hear from local authority art departments about the process of commissioning and de-commissioning work for our communities.

There's a historical precedent too. Italians weren't afraid of moving their public art around, or retiring it and replacing it with something else. Donatello's Judith and Holofernes was moved around Florence three times between 1455 and 1505, before it was replaced with Michelangelo's David.

With his company Greyworld, Andrew has created public artworks for several UK cities, including the robotic bust close to the Tate Modern in London. But who decides how long his works, or any artworks in the public realm should occupy their space?

Tasting his own medicine Andrew speaks to people passing one of his own sculptures to find out if they love it or if they'd prefer that it be replaced by something, anything else.

Producers: Joby Waldman and Kathryn Willgress
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 07:00 London Calling (b05qdw48)
The Great Race

DG John Brown has decided that the BBC will broadcast the 1923 Boat Race. So the rest of the staff must rally round to find a way to bring off the transmission.

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 (b083m575)
Series 2, Episode 2

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

This week it's Clare Grogan from Altered Images.

The timing of her visit couldn't be better as it's Doreen Melody's birthday and John is hoping that Clare will go along and sing Happy Birthday to Doreen - after all it's one of her biggest hits. But he's most disappointed when Clare starts singing the wrong tune!

Surprisingly, it's Ken Worthington who saves the day by offering to take Clare on a date, hoping that she'll become Ken's Girl rather than Gregory's!

John will have to console himself with top tips on the telephone from Nick Lowe, who he hopes will solve the problem of Dolby hiss.

Written and Performed by Graham Fellows with special guests Clare Grogan and Nick Lowe.
Produced by Dawn Ellis
A Chic Ken production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 08:00 Yes Minister (b007jzxt)
Series 2, The Compassionate Society

A new hospital needs a cure, but does MP Jim Hacker know his ACAS from his NALGO?

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

With Peter Jeffrey as Sir Ian, Norman Bird as Brian Baker, Arthur Cox as George and Ellen McIntosh as Mrs Rogers.

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 1984.

FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b00fgzr6)
Tiddlywinks

After defeat at the hands of Cambridge, Neddie Seagoon seeks his gameful revenge. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1958.

FRI 09:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b03bqchn)
Series 6, Watson, Fletcher, Blashford-Snell

The Museum of Curiosity is the natural meeting place for entertaining experts and expert entertainers. This week, it's flinging open its doors, inaugurating a brand new wing of empty plinths is ready to receive 3 new exhibits. Our host is (as ever) the Professor of Ignorance, John Lloyd, and for this series he is joined by a new curator, the comedian Humphrey Ker. This week's generous donors are Egyptologist Prof. Joann Fletcher, who is presenting us with a hugely significant Roman coin; explorer Col. John Blashford-Snell, who brings a compass that led its owner the greatest one-liner in History; and the comedian Mark Watson, who is offering us something rather small and personal.

FRI 09:30 The Phenomenon Squad (b08490hk)
Episode 2

The Beevers are expecting the Devil at No 42. Can Brabazon's squad save surburbia from Satanism? Stars Roy Kinnear. From October 1986.

FRI 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b07kcj4w)
22-26 August 1916

In the week in 1916 when the East and South East coasts were terrorised by air raids, Folkestone seems brim-full of secrets and lies.

Written by Katie Hims
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

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

FRI 11:00 Jane Gardam Stories (b054c6gr)
Miss Mistletoe

A large family 'welcomes' a regular Christmas visitor, but one year Miss Mistletoe doesn't join them. Read by Rachel Atkins.

FRI 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b019ly12)
Mel Hudson - What to Do If Your Husband May Leave

Mel Hudson stars in her surreal comedy about a woman facing a marital breakdown.

After 22 years of marriage and three children, Mel discovers that her husband Dick is having an affair. She turns for support and solutions to all the usual sources- friends, the NHS, homeopathy, spiritual healing, wine. All are rubbish. Desperate and paranoid, Mel attempts to track down the mistress and events become increasingly more bizarre.

Cast:

Mel - Mel Hudson
Dick / Daan - Richard Laing
Katinka / Auntie Gwen - Mia Soteriou
Dr Bryant - Laura Shavin
Nicky / Big Bird - Kate O'Sullivan
Librarian - Amy Clifton
Joe - Gabriel Kelly

Director - Alison Crawford.

FRI 12:00 Yes Minister (b007jzxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b00fgzr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 13:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0848l5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3l7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

FRI 13:30 Change of Art (b015zm9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01ddd1c)
Capital, Episode 10

Identities are revealed - Smitty's, and the individual behind the menacing postcards as the Younts fill a removal van and shut the door on No 51 for the last time.

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'....

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.

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

FRI 14:15 The Science of DIY (b008x8b5)
Getting in a Twist

The art of construction deconstructed. Screws and screwdrivers - Len Fisher and fellow experts demonstrate how these metal fasteners are in fact levers.

FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b01kjn1n)
Where'd You Go Bernadette?, Episode 5

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson and Richard Laing.

In today's episode, as Bernadette becomes increasingly confessional in her emails to her virtual assistant, Manjula, we learn about her lost career as a revolutionary architect and her early life with Elgin.

CAST:

Bernadette ..... Miranda Richardson
Bee .... Lydia Wilson
Elgin .... Richard Laing
Audrey .... Madeleine Potter
Soo Lin .... Laurel Lefkow
Marcus Strang .... Don Gilet
Ollie-O/ Jacob .... Sam Alexander
Paul Jellinek .... Patrick Brennan
Helen/ Gwen Goodyear .... Susie Riddell
Dr Kurtz .... Christine Absalom

Other parts played by members of the company.

Adapted for radio by Miranda Davies

Produced/Directed by Emma Harding

About the author: Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b008gwys)
No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Story, The World Will Be Mine

Jot Davies reads from ballet superstar Carlos Acosta's enchanting and inspirational memoir.

5/5. The World Will Be Mine

Carlos represents Nureyev at the opening of the restored Royal Opera House and becomes the first black principal to dance at Covent Garden.

FRI 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b07kcj4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

FRI 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b03bqchn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

FRI 16:30 The Phenomenon Squad (b08490hk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

FRI 17:00 London Calling (b05qdw48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

FRI 17:30 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music (b083m575)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 18:00 Doctor Who (b0187yc3)
Hornets' Nest, Hive of Horror, part 2

In his battle with the sinister Queen of the swarm, the Doctor must come up with a plan...

Conclusion 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 Rula Lenska as The Queen.

Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio.

FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b0137vtp)
Series 12, Mendelssohn's Octet

This exploration of the impact that Mendelssohn's Octet has had on different people's lives, demonstrates the healing power of music in a variety of situations around the world.

Mendelssohn wrote his Octet for double string quartet in 1825 when he was only 16 years old. Despite his youth, this is a mature and brilliant piece of music described in this programme by the interviewees as "carnivalesque", "a romp", "a party".

Choreographer Bill T Jones describes the way in which the Octet showed his company how to keep living during the onslaught of AIDS in the 80's. Cellist Raphael and violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch talk about falling in love whilst learning this music in the 70's. South Korean Lisa Kim tells a story about going on tour with the New York Philharmonic to North Korea and her intense fear and mistrust being replaced by wonder when they played the Octet with a North Korean Quartet. And Matthew Trusler describes the importance of playing this work after the death of his son.

The recording of the Mendelssohn Octet featured in the programme is by the Emerson String Quartet on Deutsche Gramophon.

FRI 19:00 Yes Minister (b007jzxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b00fgzr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 20:00 Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine (b0848l5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b01n3l7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]

FRI 20:30 Change of Art (b015zm9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 21:00 Jane Gardam Stories (b054c6gr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

FRI 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b019ly12)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

FRI 22:00 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music (b083m575)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 22:30 Nurse (b03y15jr)
Series 1, Episode 5

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 (b01r9rtx)
Series 1, Episode 5

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 (b0854k4n)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Ellie Taylor.

FRI 23:00 Blue Jam (b08490hn)
Series 3, Episode 6

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, Julia Davis and Graham Linehan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in February 1999.



LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
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Amanda Whittington - Bollywood Jane: Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b0845381)

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Change of Art 06:30 FRI (b015zm9b)

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Charlotte Jones - Wild Things: Omnibus 13:00 SAT (b0844qh0)

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Clare in the Community 07:30 TUE (b0832fpz)

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Comic to Comic 18:30 TUE (b007wxhw)

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Counterpoint 16:00 TUE (b0845wxt)

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Crème de la Crime 22:30 THU (b007znpf)

Dave Podmore 22:30 SUN (b007ncns)

Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman 07:00 TUE (b0075kfd)

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Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b08454qp)

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Doctor Who 00:00 SAT (b0185cks)

Doctor Who 18:00 MON (b0186ldb)

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Doctor Who 18:00 THU (b01875j2)

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Don Taylor - Daughters of Venice 06:00 SAT (b008xzs3)

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Down Your Way 14:15 SAT (b0844rl8)

Down Your Way 02:15 SUN (b0844rl8)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:30 SAT (b019n2m7)

Emerald Noir: The Rise of Irish Crime Fiction 06:30 TUE (b00z5c85)

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Fletcher's Fare 08:30 SUN (b03mj8xd)

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Flying the Flag 16:30 TUE (b00dk3vl)

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From Birmingham to Beijing: The Lure of a Chinese Career 06:30 MON (b015b92b)

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Great Lives 18:30 THU (b008tn7j)

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Hancock's Half Hour 08:30 WED (b007k456)

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Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science 23:30 MON (b00zt22n)

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History Retweeted 23:00 SUN (b03vgnk3)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 THU (b07kcglv)

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Hut 33 23:30 WED (b00vs38k)

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In a Nutshell 11:55 SUN (b00sj91n)

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Israel Horovitz - Stations of the Cross 11:15 TUE (b007596w)

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It Sticks Out Half a Mile 08:30 MON (b007k2kl)

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Ivor Cutler - A Wet Handle 23:45 MON (b00cgss2)

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Jack London - The Call of the Wild 01:00 SAT (b01dhkpv)

James Follett's Men, Martians and Machines 09:00 SAT (b007jp32)

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Jane Gardam Stories 11:00 MON (b05447xr)

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Jigsaw 22:45 FRI (b01r9rtx)

John Pilkington - Apostle of Light 11:15 THU (b00765xv)

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John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music 05:30 SAT (b082wwlw)

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Just a Minute 09:00 MON (b00mr0rl)

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Lanyon's Last Flight 06:30 WED (b00yyg27)

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Little Britain 22:30 SAT (b008jdxn)

London Calling 05:00 SAT (b05ps2ns)

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Lyrical Journey 07:30 SAT (b01qkxbn)

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Mark Thomas Presents 22:30 WED (b0076w2p)

My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage 23:15 SUN (b00dwnds)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 SAT (b01kbhkd)

Naomi Alderman - The Power: Omnibus 14:30 SUN (b08455bd)

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Nick Warburton - Every Book in the World 11:15 MON (b00td5s8)

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Nurse 22:30 FRI (b03y15jr)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b00lk2zc)

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Old Harry's Game 23:00 THU (b00wnp6m)

One 22:45 THU (b0077224)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b0845l1g)

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Queen of the Desert: Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b06165cp)

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Ray Bradbury - Golden Apples of the Sun 18:30 SUN (b007jn6v)

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Saturday Drama 16:00 SUN (b007734t)

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Satyajit Ray - Feluda 03:00 SAT (b083qx3n)

Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford 23:15 WED (b0076f1p)

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Take It From Here 08:00 SUN (b01c6fkb)

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Testing Times 06:30 THU (b0122pcw)

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The Attractive Young Rabbi 07:00 WED (b007k2vh)

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The Change 09:30 MON (b00p2jn5)

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The Fanthorpe Investigations 18:25 SAT (b038bfcn)

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The Man in Black 18:00 SUN (b0186hf0)

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The Mark Steel Lecture 22:30 MON (b007rq8f)

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The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b007jqhn)

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The Now Show 23:00 MON (b08349f2)

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The People's Post: A Narrative History of the Post Office 02:15 SAT (b018fmt7)

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The Phenomenon Squad 04:30 SAT (b083m047)

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The Richest Man in Britain 22:30 TUE (b00nw3wq)

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The Skivers 23:30 SUN (b007yt85)

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Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 07:30 SUN (b00yjs4c)

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Vintage Crime: Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine 06:00 MON (b0845mpz)

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We Know Everything 23:00 WED (b08461wq)

Weird Tales 18:30 SAT (b01nrd24)

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Yes Minister 08:00 FRI (b007jzxt)

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