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SATURDAY 04 FEBRUARY 2017

SAT 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space (b007jsl4)
The World in Peril, Episode 20

As the invasion fleet reaches Earth, can Jet Morgan and his crew save the day? Sci-fi classic from 1956 stars Andrew Faulds, Alfie Bass and David Jacobs.

SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b01c7pqb)
Series 13, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

The powerful song, Non, je ne regrette rien, made famous by Edith Piaf, is this week's Soul Music.

Written in 1960 by Charles Dumont, in a fit of despair, he gave the music to lyricist Michel Vaucaire, but was surprised by the words he wrote. Dumont thought the song should be about war or revolution. Vaucaire explained he wanted to give the song to Edith Piaf. She was living in Paris at the time, having recently finished her 'suicide tour' during which she had collapsed. At that time, Piaf didn't think much of Charles Dumont and tried to cancel their appointment. But on hearing the song, Piaf told Dumont that with this song, she would sing again.

Contributers include;

Charles Dumont who lives in Paris at the same apartment, with the same piano on which he wrote the song in 1960. He plays the song on the very same piano.

Lord Lamont, who became associated with the song when asked by a reporter which he regretted most - talking about the 'green shoots of recovery' or allegedly singing in the bath after the withdrawal of Britain from the Exchange Rate Mechanism. Lamont famously replied 'Je ne regrette rien.'

Christine Bovill, who tours a one-woman show about Piaf's life.

Carolyn Birke, biographer of Piaf.

SAT 01:00 Poirot (b007jvpx)
Lord Edgware Dies, Episode 5

Ross has had to abandon a telephone conversation with Hercule Poirot to answer the doorbell. When he doesn't return, the panic-stricken Belgian sleuth and Captain Hastings hurry round to his apartment.

Will the murderer finally be unmasked?

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, Simon Williams as Captain Hastings, Norman Jones as Inspector Japp, Adjoa Andoh as Jenny Driver, Nicola Pagett as Jane Wilkinson, Brett Usher as Bryan Martin and Paula Jacobs as Ellis.

From the book first published in 1933 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.

SAT 01:30 The Man with Many Names (b015ck96)
Brian O'Nolan he was born - or perhaps Brian O Nuallain if you want to be strictly accurate. He spoke Irish at home and learned English second (and German too); yet arguably his greatest work - the Third Policeman - is a tour de force of English linguistical pyrotechnics and Lewis Carroll-like absurdist exoticism - people turning into bicycles is par for the course.

He published his books as Flann O'Brien; he penned a must-read daily column in the Irish Times as Myles na gCopaleen and at various times in his short life wrote as George Knowall, John James Doe, Matt Duffy, Count O'Blather, Brother Barnabas and Sean O'Longain... But as Brian O'Nolan he was also a senior civil servant and adviser to government ministers, and his habit of retiring early to The Scotch House to consume many, many pints of plain, while tolerated for years ended up finishing his career. In fact 'the little weakness' as one contributor calls it finally cost O'Nolan his life.

To mark the centenary of O'Nolan's birth, Peter Day - a longtime Flann fan - travels to Dublin in search of the reality behind the multiple personas, and meets those who drank with him, supped with him at the family dinner table and have made careers out of studying him...

Producer: Simon Elmes.

SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00k3mdz)
The House of Special Purpose, Episode 10

David Warner reads John Boyne's haunting novel which travels to the heart of the Russian empire where young imperial family bodyguard Georgy Jachmenev is privy to the secrets of Tsar Nicholas and his circle.

As he recalls the fate of the Russian Imperial Family, Georgy must face another loss, that of his beloved wife.

SAT 02:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00mzw4q)
Mistress and Servants

Historian Amanda Vickery on the perils of running a house in Lancashire with unreliable servants. From Elizabeth Shackleton's diaries.

SAT 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmmy)
Episode 5

The Mayor of Montreuil reveals his true identity, while Fantine lies dangerously ill. Victor Hugo's epic stars Joss Ackland.

SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b01dd3y4)
Svetlana Alliluyeva - 20 Letters to a Friend, Episode 5

By Svetlana Alliluyeva. Abridged by Eileen Horne.

Svetlana and her father become estranged after her first love is exiled from Moscow, only to find some accord after the war when she becomes a mother....

Read by Stella Gonet

Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 03:00 Leslie Charteris - The Saint (b007jtvy)
The Saint Plays With Fire

Heroic adventurer, Simon Templar uncovers a fascist conspiracy to seize power in France.

Stars Paul Rhys as Simon Templar, Kim Thomson as Patricia Holm, Fiona Fullerton as Valerie, John Baddeley as Inspector Claude Eustace Teal, Jonathan Keeble as Peter Quentin, John Hartley as Fairweather and Geoffrey Whitehead as Luker.

From Leslie Charteris's 19th book first published in 1930 and dramatised for radio by Neville Teller.

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

SAT 04:00 Who Goes There? (b007w4f8)
Series 2, Episode 4

Martin Young's famous people quiz. With Francis Wheen, Fred Housego, Polly Toynbee and Miles Kington. From July 1998.

SAT 04:30 No Commitments (b03905p7)
Series 12, Game, Set and Match

With Emily and Nick safely married, can Victoria persuade Roger to buy a house in France? Stars Celia Imrie. From May 2006.

SAT 05:00 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007jx7h)
The Resurrection of Reverend Carswell

"I have something that the Reverend Hornblower will never enjoy; the love and respect of my congregation..."

Shocks galore for the hapless vicar, Timothy Carswell with a disappearing congregation - and shock new title.

Stephen Sheridan's six-part series stars James Grout as the Reverend Timothy Carswell, Margaret Courtenay as Miss Tilling, Jean Heywood as Miss Tapp, Garrick Hagon as the Reverend Hornblower and Elizabeth Mansfield as Mrs Muir.

Producer: Lissa Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1991.

SAT 05:30 Robert Newman's Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution (b06mts69)
One of Britain's finest comedians, Rob Newman returns to Radio 4 with a witty, fact-packed series mixing stand-up and sketches, challenging notions of Survival of the Fittest and The Selfish Gene with a new theory that's equal parts enlightening and hilarious.

Rob is our guide on a journey through a unique audio A-Z of nature that takes in everything from altruistic amoebae and dancing squid to Richard Dawkins wrestling naked with a postal worker.

Piecing these fragments together allows Rob to correct some major distortions of Darwinism, as well as rejig the theory of natural selection in the light of what we now know about epigenetics, mirror neurons and the Flintstones.

Written by Rob Newman
Starring Claire Price, with Jenni Murray as the voice of the Encyclopaedia.

Producer: Jon Harvey
Executive Producer: Richard Wilson
A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 06:00 Arthur Wing Pinero - Dandy Dick (b007jt15)
A dean, who is a paragon of dignity and decorum, is driven by an indiscreet act into a most undignified dilemma. A horse and racing folk are also involved.

Starring Alec McCowen as The Dean and Patricia Routledge as Georgiana Tidman.

Producer John Tydeman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.

SAT 07:30 Touchline Tales (b0138yl4)
Series 2, Hop, Step and Jump

Old friends Des Lynam and Christopher Matthew head for some famous sporting venues - to enjoy, observe, reminisce and trade tales about some of the greatest pleasures in their lives. Today, they wander between the equine competitors at the Open Show of the West Sussex Riding Club, begin to consider which sports they would like to see at the Olympics, and try not to put their feet into ordure - both literally and figuratively.

As a commentator and friend of sporting stars, Des has, as ever, a fund of stories to tell, and insights to reveal. But Christopher gamely tries to match him stride by stride with his own experiences as a lifelong spectator at the highest levels of sport (and, like Des, an occasional participant at the lowest).

This programme was fist broadcast in 2011.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.

SAT 08:00 Meeting Myself Coming Back (b0372ctm)
Series 5, Martin Amis

From debut novelist to outspoken critic, the writer Martin Amis meets his younger self in the BBC sound archive and discusses his reaction to what he hears with John Wilson.

Martin Amis achieved success at a young age. His debut novel "The Rachel Papers", written in his 20s, won the same prize that had been awarded to his father Kingsley Amis. His success as a writer has continued with novels including "Money" and "London Fields" and collections of journalism and essays.

But the real life of Martin Amis has prompted as many headlines as his fiction. With stories about his earnings, his teeth, and more recently his views on Islam and elderly people, his name has regularly appeared in the papers and his opinions have often been controversial.

In the first of a new series of "Meeting Myself Coming Back", Martin Amis hears clips from key moments in his life and discusses his reaction to them with John Wilson. In an honest and penetrating look back at his career, he discusses his achievements and his mistakes.

Producer: Emma Kingsley.

SAT 09:00 I Did It My Way (b00s5lbn)
Andrew Sachs

Best loved as Spanish waiter Manuel in BBC TV's 'Fawlty Towers' - actor and writer Andrew Sachs chats to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring:

Father Brown Stories:
Actor and Alibi: GK Chesterton's clerical sleuth hopes that the farce is with him in solving a theatre-land mystery. Stars Andrew Sachs. First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 1986

Wiggly Park:
Bigwigs in the Park: The residents of the city park are under threat. All characters voiced by Andrew Sachs. First heard on BBC Radio 5 in 1994

The Revenge:
Written and interpreted by Andrew Sachs, this was the world's first radio drama without words. Featuring sound effects and 11 actors, all recorded on location. First heard on BBC Radio 3 in 1978.

Running Away:
Andrew Sachs takes time out from writing his autobiography to enjoy a grand day out at the zoo, and a stroll down memory lane with Tim Samuels. First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.

Cash Me a Portrait:
Third play in a trilogy of plays about the world of Art by Andrew Sachs. Trudi Snape has inherited a portrait which may turn out to be a Da Vinci. First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 1985

Produced by Sarah Wade and Mik Wilkojc.

SAT 12:00 Dad's Army (b007k1s5)
Series 1, The Man and the Hour

14th May 1940: George Mainwaring, manager of Swallow's Bank in Walmington-on-Sea, answers his country's wartime call to form a platoon of Local Defence Volunteers - with the help of a misfit bunch of tradesmen and bankers.

Six years after legendary sitcom Dad's Army started on BBC TV, these specially adapted radio versions began recording with the original cast.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, John Laurie as Private Fraser, James Beck as Private Walker, Arnold Ridley as Godfrey and John Snagge as the announcer.

Adapted from Jimmy Perry and David Croft's original BBC TV scripts by Michael Knowles and Harold Snoad.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1974.

SAT 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007k0rm)
Series 4, The Lodger

Albert and Harold Steptoe argue over their lack of cash.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With William Eadie.

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.

Written for TV and adapted for radio by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1972.

SAT 13:00 Clutch, Throttle, Brake: Omnibus (b08d8cn2)
A driving instructor is drawn to a client desperate to pass her test on the anniversary of her dad's death. Stars Bill Paterson.

SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08d8cv4)
Bill Bailey

Comedian Bill Bailey chooses 'Magic Moments' by Perry Como and 'Once in a Lifetime' by Talking Heads.

SAT 14:15 Sentimental Journey (b08d8cz7)
Barbara Castle

Arthur Smith joins political veteran, Baroness Castle of Blackburn as she returns to Pontefract - recalling the inequalities that surrounded her as a child - and the father who pointed them out.

But there's trouble for Arthur when he arrives late...

Producer: Rebecca Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.

SAT 14:45 Uncle Mort's South Country (b007jrdq)
Series 2, The Great Escape

Carter Brandon and his uncle are chuffed to find a miserable home from home. Peter Tinniswood's adventures with Sam Kelly.

SAT 15:00 Meeting Myself Coming Back (b0372ctm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SAT 16:00 Arthur Wing Pinero - Dandy Dick (b007jt15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SAT 17:30 Touchline Tales (b0138yl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SAT 18:00 Atomic Tales (b007jx7x)
Night of the Cicadas

Small and usually friendly, chirruping insects suddenly grow huge - turning nasty and developing a taste for human flesh...

1950s American sci-fi spoof starring John Guerrasio, Jeff Harding, Allison Warnyca, Lewis McLeod, Colin Stinton and Liza Ross.

Written by Adam Tandy and Nat Sones.

Producer: Adam Bromley.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in August 2006.

SAT 18:30 Ursula Le Guin - Earthsea (b05t3dh9)
The Other Earthsea

Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga set on the magical archipelago rich with wizards and dragons.

Based on the novel The Farthest Shore by Ursula Le Guin. Adapted by Judith Adams.

A strange plague is spreading over Earthsea and the springs of wizardry are drying up. Driven to seek out the source of the trouble, Archmage Ged has embarked on a perilous journey with young prince Arren. Their travels have taken them to a land cursed with a strange soul sickness, as they seek the man behind this darkness.

Ged ..... Shaun Dooley
Tenar ..... Vineeta Rishi
Arren ..... Will Featherstone
Cob ..... Toby Jones
Nilgu ..... Noma Dumezweni
Orm Ember ..... Ayesha Antoine

Original music by Jon Nicholls

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

SAT 19:00 I Did It My Way (b00s5lbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SAT 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b03nt9w6)
Series 5, Glastonbury

Mark Steel returns to Radio 4 for a fifth series of the award winning show that travels around the country, researching the history, heritage and culture of six towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness, and does a bespoke evening of comedy in each one.

As every high street slowly morphs into a replica of the next, Mark Steel's in Town celebrates the parochial, the local and the unusual. From Corby's rivalry with Kettering to the word you can't say in Portland, the show has taken in the idiosyncrasies of towns up and down the country, from Kirkwall to Penzance, from Holyhead to Bungay.

This first edition of the series comes from Glastonbury, Somerset, which lives up to every expectation of being the most new-agey, hippyish town Mark has ever visited. He talks about the Tor and King Arthur, visits the two chain shops on the High Street, is given an unusual reason for not being able to get into his dressing room, and makes a crucial mistake when it comes to cider.

Written and performed by ... Mark Steel
Additional material by ... Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator ... Trudi Stevens
Producer ... Ed Morrish.

SAT 22:30 Miranda Hart's Joke Shop (b00mk4bz)
What a Job!

The tall, life-embracing shopkeeper tries to prove that she can get a proper job. With Patricia Hodge. From August 2008.

SAT 23:00 4 Extra Stands Up (b03c2jc9)
4 Extra Stands Up, In Edinburgh

Host Jo Caulfield introduces the line-up on stage at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh:

* Australian absurdist Benny Boots tells some classic set up, punch line jokes
* Zoe Lyons tells all on her trip to Australia and her panic when getting stuck in her cagoule
* Mark Nelson reveals his thoughts on impending parenthood.
* Scottish newcomer Ray Bradshaw explains his difficult relationship with his brother
* And both Hattie Hayridge and Michael Redmond lament the passage of time.

Producer: Richard Melvin

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Dabster Productions

First broadcast in 2013.


SUNDAY 05 FEBRUARY 2017

SUN 00:00 Atomic Tales (b007jx7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]

SUN 00:30 Ursula Le Guin - Earthsea (b05t3dh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]

SUN 01:00 Clutch, Throttle, Brake: Omnibus (b08d8cn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]

SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08d8cv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]

SUN 02:15 Sentimental Journey (b08d8cz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]

SUN 02:45 Uncle Mort's South Country (b007jrdq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]

SUN 03:00 Meeting Myself Coming Back (b0372ctm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]

SUN 04:00 Arthur Wing Pinero - Dandy Dick (b007jt15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]

SUN 05:30 Touchline Tales (b0138yl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]

SUN 06:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtrc)
Episode 1

France 1815: Jean Valjean - sentenced to 19 years hard labour for stealing a loaf of bread - is finally released from prison.

Given shelter by the kind-hearted Bishop of Digne, he's tempted to carry out one more criminal act.

Victor Hugo's epic story of social injustice, dramatised in 25 episodes by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Lin Coghlan.

Starring Roger Allam as Jean Valjean, Joss Ackland as Victor Hugo, David Schofield as Inspector Javert and David De Keyser as Bishop Myriel.

Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.

SUN 07:15 The Paper Round (b014q007)
Molly Parkin

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it is a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

Artist and irrepressible Bohemian Molly Parkin joins actor Bob Kingdom in Dollis Hill, the location of the first of her two paper rounds.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg
A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b03hnhjw)
Series 9, The Intern

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and the curmudgeonly attitude to life that he's mastered over years of failure.

This week, the council is taking a holistic approach to cost-cutting and decides that Ed's writing class needs to get paid for some of their work. When it transpires that the class feels that they are wasting their time and thinking of joining the 'Bonkers About Baking' class Ed decides to set them the task of writing 'Hedgerow Jottings' and 'Tales from the Towpath' in an attempt to earn money and become real writers. Meanwhile, when the new intern at the agency turns out to be more than he seems, Ed finds himself maintaining his non-tax paying status by becoming the oldest intern in town and sharing an office with Ping.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis.

SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jp2q)
The Bishop Meets a Bird

An unwelcome visitor threatens the quiet life at St Ogg's Cathedral.

Clerical comedy starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. Special guest: Peter Jones as Stanley Bird.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1971.

SUN 08:30 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b04cfmy9)
From 26/09/1941

Could Mayor Tommy Handley be about to lose his post in high office?

With Jack Train, Horace Percival, Sydney Keith, Dino Galvani, Fred Yule, Dorothy Summers, Kay Cavendish, Clarence Wright and Paula Green.

It's That Man Again - ITMA made a radio superstar of Tommy Handley (1894-1949) and had more than 20 million devoted listeners to the BBC Home Service each week - with millions more around the world. The show's title came from a newspaper headline used in stories about Adolf Hitler in the lead up to the Second World War.

Catchphrases like "TTFN - Ta-Ta for now" and "Can I Do You Now, Sir?" coupled with a frenetic, topical approach made it utterly distinctive.

From 1939 to 1949, over 310 episodes were broadcast, breaking away from existing comedy and music hall conventions with an anarchic and irreverent style - created by its writer Ted Kavanagh.

Producer: Francis Worsley.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in September 1941.

SUN 09:00 Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain (b08dbspl)
Omnibus: Julian Glover's biography of the shepherd's son who changed the world with his revolutionary engineering. Read by Robin Laing.

SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08dbtb7)
Maureen Lipman

Actress Maureen Lipman chooses 'When You Wish Upon A Star' performed by Barbara Cook and 'Frank Mills' from the musical Hair.

SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08dbtb9)
75 years, Fenella Fielding

4 Extra Debut. From Cleo Laine to Dizzy Gillespie. Carry on star Fenella Fielding shares her castaway choices with Roy Plomley. From June 1967.

SUN 10:50 Terry-Thomas - Top of the Town (b012jhg8)
Episode 1

After a pilot in 1953 - starring the gap-toothed cad playing actor Terry-Thomas - Top of The Town ran for two series of 16 hour-long programmes, broadcast weekly between 1953 and 1955 on the BBC Light Programme.

In the first of two surviving series extracts, Terry-Thomas pays homage to the greatest famous face to come out of Finchley - Terry-Thomas! With Joan Sims and Leslie Mitchell.

Programme based on an idea by Terry Thomas
Script editor: Jimmy Grafton
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1954.

SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b08dby46)
Series 4, Episode 10

True stories told live in in the USA: Jenifer Hixson introduces tales about early romance, marriage and the perils of divorce.

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

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

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

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

SUN 11:55 The Listening Project (b041yf8d)
Alyssia and Jessica - Time to Hit Delete

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between friends who believe it's high time to call time on their engagement with social media - another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can upload your own conversations or just learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

SUN 12:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jp2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SUN 12:30 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b04cfmy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

SUN 13:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SUN 14:15 The Paper Round (b014q007)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]

SUN 14:30 Reading Europe: Norway - The Bird Tribunal Omnibus (b08dby48)
Episode 2

Omnibus. Allis tells a startling story from the Norse myths about love and atonement. Read by Lydia Wilson.

SUN 15:00 Daphne Du Maurier - The Birds: Omnibus (b08dbynv)
Nat Hocken and his family are disturbed during the night by the sounds of birds. Read by Tristan Sturrock.

SUN 15:45 Joanna Trollope - The Hero (b08dbz8k)
4 Extra Debut. An intriguing tale from a warm, sunny island. But is it one destined for the publishers' catalogue? Read by Michael Maloney.

SUN 16:00 Marcy Kahan - Blithe Spy (b007687s)
The Nazis are in New York - as 'The Master', Noel Coward turns spy to battle for Britain.

Marcy Kahan's highly improbable Second World War espionage adventure featuring a highly improbable and flamboyant spy... with a talent to amuse.

Stars Malcolm Sinclair as Noel Coward, Eleanor Bron as Lorn Loraine, Elizabeth McGovern as Neysa McMein, Adam Sims as Jon Smith and Bob Sherman as FD Roosevelt.

Director: Gordon House

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b08dc0pd)
Nobody Told Me to Oil My Boots

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and chooses the work of Isaac Rosenburg.

Sir Antony Sher tells the story of the First World War poet, whose reputation has been overshadowed by many of his better-known contemporaries - but was described by one of them, Siegfried Sassoon, as a genius.

He enlisted as a private to escape the poverty of London's East End and, besides the sufferings of army life, also had to come to terms with the anti-Semitism directed at him by his comrades.

Rosenberg's experiences are illuminated by both Sher's reading of some of his poems and also the letters he wrote to friends and family.

Reader: Simon Schatzberger.

Producer: Peter Hoare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.

SUN 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b03hnhjw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 18:00 Spine Chillers (b08dc0tf)
5/5 Witch Water Green, by Don Webb

Barbara Tate and her baby girl are on their own in their new home - a converted mill - deep in the country. The move's been a strain as she's lonely and the baby's unsettled. But there's another reason for the disquiet she feels.... somewhere.

Don Webb's chilling drama stars Pam Ferris as Barbara Tate, Jenny Lee as Dr Jane Rayner, Nigel Anthony as Rev Roy Brown, Brian Southwood as Johnny Goad and Kate Lee as Wendy Williams.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1984.

SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b08dby46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

SUN 19:55 The Listening Project (b041yf8d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:55 today]

SUN 20:00 Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain (b08dbspl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08dbtb7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]

SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08dbtb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]

SUN 21:50 Terry-Thomas - Top of the Town (b012jhg8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:50 today]

SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b03hnhjw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 22:30 The Party Party (b007vlzq)
Episode 2

Prime Minister Action Man explains himself to the nation. Stars Hugh Laurie, Clive Mantle and Robert Glenister star. From May 1987.

SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08dw755)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats again to Chris McCausland.

SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b08cj5yy)
Series 16, Episode 2

BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show Newsjack continues its 16th series with brand new host Angela Barnes.

Irreverent and satirical, Newsjack is the scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public, and then bought to life by a revolving cast of sketch performers.

This weeks cast features Daniel Barker, Celeste Dring and Joe Barnes.

In this edition we start a petition, look at the 'special relationship' and listen in to the handover of Great British Bake Off...

The programme continues to be a showcase for new comedy writing: anyone can submit material (sketches and one-line jokes) - these can be submitted every week of the six week run.

Details for submitting material can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kvs8r

Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Abby Kumar

Script Editors: Gabby Hutchinson-Crouch and Robin Morgan
Production Co-ordinator: Beverly Tagg

BBC Studios Production.

SUN 23:30 The History Plays (b01cmfh1)
Jagger in Jail

The History Plays
By Nigel Smith
Jagger in Jail

The History Plays are a series of two-hander plays by Vent author Nigel Smith which are imagined conversations at key moments in recent history, moments that have permanently changed the British psyche. Starting with Mick Jagger's conviction for drug possession and the surprising pro-Jagger line taken in a Times editorial; through the fragmented morality of John Stonehouse; the Indian summer of patriotism over the Falklands; the death of Diana; and the end of the Blair years, The History Plays are a satirical and thoughtful exploration of huge social forces played out in small human dramas. This is a series about the promises and pitfalls of history, the points of conflict. But what's really significant is what these moments say about our attitudes and assumptions now.

JAGGER IN JAIL
Written and directed by Nigel Smith
Produced by Gareth Edwards

Starring Kayvan Novak ("Facejacker") as Mick Jagger and Blake Harrison ("The Inbetweeners") as Jim

It is 1967, the summer of love and Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, is in prison starting his three-month sentence for drug possession. His trial - and particularly his sentence - has both scandalised and split public opinion.

Jagger in Jail imagines the conversation that might have taken place between Mick and a cellmate, Jim, during what turned out to be his only night behind bars. As the night passes Jim and Mick find that while they have a fair bit in common, society's plans for them could not be more different. And Jim isn't too happy about it..


MONDAY 06 FEBRUARY 2017

MON 00:00 Spine Chillers (b08dc0tf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]

MON 01:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]

MON 02:15 The Paper Round (b014q007)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]

MON 02:30 Reading Europe: Norway - The Bird Tribunal Omnibus (b08dby48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]

MON 03:00 Daphne Du Maurier - The Birds: Omnibus (b08dbynv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Sunday]

MON 03:45 Joanna Trollope - The Hero (b08dbz8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]

MON 04:00 Marcy Kahan - Blithe Spy (b007687s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b08dc0pd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b03hnhjw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]

MON 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9k)
The Smithfield Murders, Filth and Fat and Blood and Foam

A gruesome murder at London's Smithfield meat market sparks another troubling investigation for Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Starring Imelda Staunton as DS Julie Enfield, Geoffrey Matthews as Dad, Ross Livingstone as DS Lawrence Evans and Jane Whittenshaw as Sally.

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

MON 06:30 This Is Not Magritte (b011vh4t)
To coincide with a major exhibition of Surrealist artist, Rene Magritte's work at Tate Liverpool, Richard Strange broadcasts from Magritte's former apartment and the recently opened Magritte Museum in Brussels to piece together the exceptional vision and by contrast, determinedly ordinary life of this outwardly conventional man who constructed intriguing and bizarre images, imploring us to "put the real world on trial".

Monty Python's Terry Jones holds forth about Magritte's genius for juxtaposition, eminent writer, Suzi Gablik recalls staying with the Magritte's during the 1960s, Naresh Ramchandani explains why Magritte's paintings underpin advertising and artist Gavin Turk pays homage to the master.

Ever since the 1960s, we've seen Magritte's works, eager to find hidden meanings within them. But the artist fiercely resisted interpretation, imploring us to question our own inquiry and what reality we believe to be true.

His famous painting - "Ceci n'est pas une Pipe", (This Is Not A Pipe), shows the image of a pipe "You can't smoke it, you can't suck it - it's no more a pipe than an apple!" implored the artist.

"My painting is visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question, 'What does that mean?'. It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable."

Magritte used a language of brick walls, sky, apples, rocks, bowler-hats and drawn words, to explore how images work and how strange they are. He played with scale, perspective, shadow and illusion. A rock floats, an apple fills a room, suited men rain down on a city...

He was often mistaken as a bank clerk; his external appearance (in bowler hat) at odds with his anarchist heart.

Producer: Kate Bland.

MON 07:00 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hn4)
Series 1, She's Funny That Way

Could the return of an old flame mark the end of Roy and George's musical marriage? Stars Ram Jam Holder. From November 2003.

MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b08bzcd3)
Series 10, Episode 4

Professor John Lloyd & his curator Jo Brand are joined by Danish comedian Sofie Hagen, mollusc and cephalopod expert Jon Ablett and "Watching the English" anthropologist Kate Fox.

This week the Museum's Steering Committee ruminate on the rules of Dogma films, a snail that survived four years glued to a board in the British Museum and the paleolithic origins of the selfie.

Researched by Anne Miller of QI and Mike Turner.

The production coordinator was Sophie Richardson.

The producers were Richard Turner and James Harkin.

It was a BBC Studios Production.

MON 08:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08dcg11)
Series 2, A Stand on Ceremony

Christening a fourth child shouldn't really provide any problems, but for Jennifer and Henry it's starting to look traumatic...

Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, Francis Matthews as Henry Corner, Fanny Rowe as Mother, Charlotte Mitchell as Mary, Roberta Tovey as Trudi, Jill Riddick as Amanda, Richard Waring as Harrison, Frederick Treves as Perry/the Rev Grover, James Thomason as the Rev Pettifer and John Gabriel as the Rev Martin.

The second series of comedy mishaps of the Corner family: Jennifer and Henry and their three children Trudi, Amanda and Robin. Not in Front of the Children originally ran for four series from 1967 to 1970 on BBC TV. Richard Waring adapted his own scripts for this radio version, now fully restored from the original reel-to-reel tapes.

Wendy Craig won a Best Actress BAFTA award for the TV version of Not in Front of the Children in 1969. This was the first of several housewife roles that Wendy Craig was to play on television. Later series included And Mother Makes Three/Five and Butterflies.

Music by Ronnie Hazlehurst

Producer: Trafford Whitelock.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1970.

MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jrv9)
Series 1, Museum Piece

The determination of Captain Mainwaring and his Home Guard platoon to fight to the last man is marred only by one small detail - a total lack of weapons.

Six years after legendary sitcom Dad's Army started on BBC TV, these specially adapted radio versions began recording with the original cast.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, John Laurie as Private Fraser, James Beck as Private Walker, Arnold Ridley as Godfrey, Eric Woodburn as George Jones and John Snagge as the announcer.

Adapted from Jimmy Perry and David Croft's original BBC TV scripts by Michael Knowles and Harold Snoad.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1974.

MON 09:00 Just a Minute (b00r0qw3)
Series 56, Episode 9

Nicholas Parsons chairs the devious word game, recorded at the University of Derby. Panellists Tony Hawks, Justin Moorhouse, Josie Lawrence and Dave Gorman speak on subjects including the people you find in a student bar and the art of studying.

MON 09:30 Anything Legal (b0085hnm)
Episode 4

George and Charles tackle a horrid child and a bizarre giant. Starring Donald Hewlett and Michael Knowles.

MON 10:00 Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford (b0076pv1)
Episode 1

A beautiful and wealthy Australian girl marries into the English Aristocracy, but the traditional order is changing.

Published in 1946, Australian writer, Martin Boyd's novel dramatised by Elspeth Sandys.

Stars Juliet Aubrey as Lucinda, Jonathan Firth as Hugo, Angela Pleasence as Julie, James Laurensen as Fred, Abigail McKern as Lydia, Eleanor Bron as Lady Wendale and Penelope Wilton as Marian.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

MON 11:00 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00l16tj)
The Devil

Old Granny Greer outwits a miserly son when she strikes a deal to sit with his ailing Mother until she dies.

The first of five French stories adapted to an Irish setting and read by James Ellis,

Recorded on location in a picturesque thatched cottage at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Holywood.

Producer: Heather Brennon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

MON 11:15 Maggie Allen - Mr Wonderful (b0076h9r)
Widowed for two years, Claire still feels the loss of her husband and talks to him every night. But she's about to surprise him - and herself - by falling for her dishy young decorator...

Stars Julia McKenzie as Claire, Ifan Meredith as Richard, Frances Jeater as Joyce and John Baddeley as Frank.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.

MON 12:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08dcg11)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jrv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 13:30 This Is Not Magritte (b011vh4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009fsnr)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast, Homecomings

In 1957 a 19-year-old boy is released from jail. Emma Fielding reads Sadie Jones's novel about transgression and redemption.

MON 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n4wyz)
Tea

Historian Amanda Vickery reveals how tea's arrival in the 18th century meant that everyone, rich or poor, could afford to entertain at home.

MON 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmnw)
Episode 6

Jean Valjean is determined to rescue Fantine's child from a life of misery with the Thernadier family.

Victor Hugo's epic story of social injustice, dramatised in 25 episodes by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Lin Coghlan.

Starring Roger Allam as Jean Valjean, Joss Ackland as Victor Hugo, Henry Goodman as Thenardier, Jane Whittenshaw as Mme Thenardier, Sophie Shad as Cosette, Connie Gurie as Eponine, Ewan Bailey as Drinker 1 / Tradesman 1 and Peter Darney as Drinker 2 / Tradesman 2.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.

MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b04prh8v)
My Life in Houses, I Was a Lucky Girl

I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl.'

So begins Margaret Forster's journey through the houses she's lived in, from the sparkling new council house, built as part of a utopian vision by Carlisle City Council, to her beloved London house of today, via Oxford, Hampstead and the Lake District. Forster's houses aren't just bricks and mortar, but homes which have all meant something to her and which have all had a profound effect on her - from her writer's 'room of one's own', to the family hub and finally a sanctuary in times of illness. It is also a sideways look at the life of one of the greatest contemporary British novelists.

Born in Carlisle, Margaret Forster is the author of many successful and acclaimed novels, including Have the Men Had Enough?, Lady's Maid, Diary of an Ordinary Woman, Is There Anything You Want?, Keeping the World Away, and Over, bestselling memoirs (Hidden Lives and Precious Lives) and biographies. She is married to writer and journalist Hunter Davies and lives in London and the Lake District.

Reader: Sian Thomas
Writer: Margaret Forster
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett.

MON 15:00 Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford (b0076pv1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

MON 16:00 Just a Minute (b00r0qw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

MON 16:30 Anything Legal (b0085hnm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

MON 17:00 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b08bzcd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 18:00 Doctor Who (b08dcknc)
Serpent Crest, Tsar Wars, part 1/2

Seized by intimidating robots, the Fourth Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey are taken to an elaborate space palace, 100,000 years in the future.

The first part of an exciting five-story adventure written by Paul Magrs.

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Michael Jayston as Tsar, Suzy Aitchison as Tsarina and Simon Shepherd as Boolin.

Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.

MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0076gj1)
Elaine Showalter & Romesh Gunesekera

Sue MacGregor and her guests - American critic, Elaine Showalter and Sri Lankan writer, Romesh Gunesekera - discuss books by Willa Cather, Leonardo Sciascia and Primo Levi. From 2003.

The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi
Publisher: Abacus

The Professor's House by Willa Cather
Publisher: Virago

Sicilian Uncles by Leonardo Sciascia
Publisher: Granta.

MON 19:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08dcg11)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jrv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 20:30 This Is Not Magritte (b011vh4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 21:00 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00l16tj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

MON 21:15 Maggie Allen - Mr Wonderful (b0076h9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b08bzcd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 22:30 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008tnzk)
Series 2, Episode 1

Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney make it up as they go along in an improvised sketch show driven by suggestions from the studio audience and with a loose grip on reality.

MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08dcf6k)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Paul Garner chats to comedy writer and the man behind the words of Ant and Dec, Andy Milligan.

MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra (b08dcl8k)
Series 19, Episode 5

Susan Calman, Andy Hamilton, Katy Brand and Lloyd Langford are amongst Miles' esteemed guests for this week's round of news-wrangling.

Theresa May won a vote, Donald Trump won a vote and François Fillon might have to drop out of a vote. Orangutans can't vote but still feature in the programme.

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production.

MON 23:45 Why Bother? (b08dcl8m)
Drugs Etc

Peter Cook stars as Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling in a series of exclusive interviews with Chris Morris.

The renowned statesman, scholar and tycoon tries to make more sense of his extraordinary life - by revealing how he murdered someone at Fortnums, his drug addiction and the Queen's unusual habit before making a speech.

Scripted by Peter Cook and Chris Morris.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 3 first broadcast in 1994.


TUESDAY 07 FEBRUARY 2017

TUE 00:00 Doctor Who (b08dcknc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]

TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0076gj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]

TUE 01:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]

TUE 01:30 This Is Not Magritte (b011vh4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b009fsnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]

TUE 02:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n4wyz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]

TUE 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b04prh8v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]

TUE 03:00 Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford (b0076pv1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:00 Just a Minute (b00r0qw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:30 Anything Legal (b0085hnm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]

TUE 05:00 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076hn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]

TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b08bzcd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]

TUE 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9y)
The Smithfield Murders, Blue Bummarees

Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield's father gets on well with his paid carer, but her investigation darkens amidst the 'Blue Bummarees' of the market. There's also a surprise flirtation...

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Starring Imelda Staunton as DS Julie Enfield, Geoffrey Matthews as Dad, Ross Livingstone as DS Lawrence Evans, Jane Whittenshaw as Sally and Sean Barrett as Paulo.

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

TUE 06:30 I Heart Milton Glaser (b00yb2v8)
It was 1977 and New York State needed a new ad campaign. Crime was rampant and the city's coffers were empty. Businesses (and their employees) were leaving the city in droves, and tourism was suffering. The State turned to Madison Avenue, who, in turn looked to young graphic designer Milton Glaser.

Expecting it only to 'be a three-month campaign', Glaser donated his back of a taxi doodle for free; 'it was like one of those things you bang out because it didn't seem to merit any more attention'.

Skip forward nearly 25 years, and the I (Heart) NY design remains one of the most recognizable pieces of design in the world. Still cited on licensed and unlicensed merchandise across the city and internationally, it's has taken on a life of its own.

In this Radio 4 programme the art critic Alastair Sooke heads to New York to meet Milton Glaser, who is the personification of American graphic design. As Alastair discovers Glaser has designed everything from a 1967 Bob Dylan Greatest Hits Album cover, to the DC Bullet adorning every DC comic for nearly 25 years, yet he still finds himself remembered for the aching simplicity of the I (Heart) NY design.

Speaking to some of Glaser's contemporary graphic designers and critics, I Heart Milton Glaser explores a form of art that surrounds us every day and traces our society's relationship with a design that became one of the most iconic images we know.

Producer: Jo Meek
An All Out Production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 07:00 Life in London (b0121lz3)
An End to Life in London

Some years on, Pierce Egan must adapt the city adventures of Tom, Bob and Jerry to new rules. Stars Greg Wise. From June 2006.

TUE 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b08bzp9r)
Series 6, Episode 6

John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore's Double Acts and regular guest on The Now Show and The Unbelievable Truth, returns for a sixth series of his multi-award-winning Souvenir Programme, joined as ever by Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin, and Carrie Quinlan.

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme was described by The Radio Times as "the best sketch show in years, on television or radio", and by The Daily Telegraph as "funny enough to make even the surliest cat laugh". Already the winner of a BBC Audio Drama Award and a Radio Academy Silver Award, John was named the 2016 Radio Broadcaster of the Year by the Broadcasting Press Guild for his work on Souvenir Programme.

6/6
In this final edition of the sixth series of Souvenir Programme, John lets Lawry take over, with inevitable reactions from Carrie, Margaret and Simon. And, well... Since you ask him for a musical finale...

Written by & starring ... John Finnemore
Cast ... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Cast ... Simon Kane
Cast ... Lawry Lewin
Cast ... Carrie Quinlan

Original music composed by ... Susannah Pearse
Piano ... Susannah Pearse
Flute ... Caroline Ardron
Bassoon ... Joanna Baillie Stark
Cello ... Sally Stares

Production Coordinator...Sophie Richardson

Producer ... Ed Morrish

A BBC Studios Production.

TUE 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jmhk)
Series 4, A Box in Town

Albert hinders son Harold's romantic endeavours.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Yootha Joyce, Katherine Parr and Sheila Grant.

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.

Written for TV and adapted for radio by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Produced by Bobby Jaye
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1972.

TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b019m141)
The Country Caper

The bungling duo must enforce stringent regulations for over-sized rhubarb. With Deryck Guyler. Re-recorded in April 1980.

TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra (b08dcl8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]

TUE 09:45 Why Bother? (b08dcl8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]

TUE 10:00 Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford (b0076py9)
Episode 2

After her society marriage, Lucinda arrives in England from Australia, but all is not as she expected. Stars Jonathan Firth.

TUE 11:00 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00l3pxv)
Scully's Goat

What befalls an unsuspecting goat when she escapes to pursue her freedom? A French story adapted to an Irish setting.

TUE 11:15 Kelvin Segger - The Bribery Warehouse (b0076kbr)
1835 election fever in Ipswich. True story of George Cunnold's brave stand against political corruption. Stars Jonathan Tafler.

TUE 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jmhk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b019m141)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 13:30 I Heart Milton Glaser (b00yb2v8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009fsny)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast, The River

It is 1947 and, home from prep school, Lewis's idyllic summer is set to come to a sudden and shocking end. Read by Emma Fielding.

TUE 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n4wyj)
Domestic Harmony

Historian Amanda Vickery reveals the importance of family music-making at home, and the chances it created for finding a partner.

TUE 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmpb)
Episode 7

Jean Valjean and Cosette arrive in Paris to start a new life, but Valjean's past catches up with him. Starring Joss Ackland.

TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b04snkx0)
My Life in Houses, A Room of One's Own

I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl.'

So begins Margaret Forster's journey through the houses she's lived in, from the sparkling new council house, built as part of a utopian vision by Carlisle City Council, to her beloved London house of today, via Oxford, Hampstead and the Lake District. Forster's houses aren't just bricks and mortar, but homes which have all meant something to her and which have all had a profound effect on her - from her writer's 'room of one's own', to the family hub and finally a sanctuary in times of illness. It is also a sideways look at the life of one of the greatest contemporary British novelists.

Today: The studious young Forster makes it to Oxford, and a 'room of one's own'.

Born in Carlisle, Margaret Forster is the author of many successful and acclaimed novels, including Have the Men Had Enough?, Lady's Maid, Diary of an Ordinary Woman, Is There Anything You Want?, Keeping the World Away, and Over, bestselling memoirs (Hidden Lives and Precious Lives) and biographies. She is married to writer and journalist Hunter Davies and lives in London and the Lake District.
Reader: Sian Thomas
Writer: Margaret Forster
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett.

TUE 15:00 Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford (b0076py9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

TUE 16:00 Puzzle Panel (b00x7lb5)
Episode 1

Agitate your grey matter with Chris Maslanka, David Singmaster, William Harston and Professor Angela Newing. From June 1998.

TUE 16:30 Tony's (b00ttphh)
Series 2, The Firm's Outing

Tony's plan for a firm's day-out at the seaside doesn't quite to plan.

Series 2 of the misadventures in the life of a corner-shop barber starring Victor Spinetti as Tony, Deryck Guyler as Stanley, Deborah Watling as Maisie.

With guests: Gorden Kaye, Norma Ronald and John Blythe.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1981.

TUE 17:00 Life in London (b0121lz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

TUE 17:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b08bzp9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 18:00 Doctor Who (b08dcrsq)
Serpent Crest, Tsar Wars, part 2/2

Humans try to overthrow the Robotov Tsars. Meanwhile, the Tsarina creates a cyborg boy with a Skishtari Egg at his heart.

Part of an exciting five-story adventure written by Paul Magrs.

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Michael Jayston as Tsar, Suzy Aitchison as Tsarina and Simon Shepherd as Boolin. Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.

TUE 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007k4jm)
Series 2, Beryl Reid

Mark Radcliffe presents a profile of a true all-round performer who was equally at home in straight or comedy roles.

TUE 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jmhk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b019m141)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 20:30 I Heart Milton Glaser (b00yb2v8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 21:00 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00l3pxv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

TUE 21:15 Kelvin Segger - The Bribery Warehouse (b0076kbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

TUE 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b08bzp9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 22:30 2000 Years of Radio (b069npj8)
Series 2, Tempest FM

The shocking truth - who really wrote Shakespeare's plays? Recreation of the wireless archives with Al Holloway. From October 2002.

TUE 22:45 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b007p1nn)
Series 1, Street Crime

The twice-mugged comedian looks at the problem from all angles, with a reconstruction. With Rob Rouse. From September 2003.

TUE 23:00 The Nick Revell Show (b007jp4p)
Series 1, Episode 2

The struggling writer paints his flat to impress Caroline, but his geraniums hate it. With Doon MacKichan. From February 1992.

TUE 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08drm0z)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Paul Garner chats to comedy writer and the man behind the words of Ant and Dec, Andy Milligan.

TUE 23:30 Delve Special (b007jmm8)
Series 3, Food for Thought

Reporter David Lander investigates the worrying impact of a new food additive. Stars Stephen Fry. From September 1986.


WEDNESDAY 08 FEBRUARY 2017

WED 00:00 Doctor Who (b08dcrsq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]

WED 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007k4jm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]

WED 01:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]

WED 01:30 I Heart Milton Glaser (b00yb2v8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b009fsny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]

WED 02:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n4wyj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]

WED 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmpb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b04snkx0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]

WED 03:00 Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford (b0076py9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:00 Puzzle Panel (b00x7lb5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:30 Tony's (b00ttphh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]

WED 05:00 Life in London (b0121lz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]

WED 05:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b08bzp9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]

WED 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlb9)
The Smithfield Murders, Chef's Special

There's a fresh dead body down at Clerkenwell, but Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield's love affair is hotting up - before she becomes a victim of extreme cold.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Starring Imelda Staunton as DS Julie Enfield, Geoffrey Matthews as Dad, Ross Livingstone as DS Lawrence Evans, Jane Whittenshaw as Sally and Deborah Berlin as Alex Wild.

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

WED 06:30 Australian Rap (b010y30r)
Rapping out dreamtime stories: a new outlet for Australian Aboriginal youth.
For years the Australian Aboriginal community have struggled to be heard. But as Mark Rickards discovers, today the youth have found a new voice through music and 'desert rap'.

Speaking to the first rappers to use their own Aboriginal language, Mark Rickards finds that the traditions of dreamtime storytelling have been reinvigorated by rap music. Although the style originated in the USA, Aboriginal youth have adapted it to suit their own needs. It can be used to tell the stories of life in the outback or life in the city, and to represent the often unheard voices of the Aboriginal people.

Mark visits an Aboriginal radio station which has helped bring indigenous rap to a wider audience, and looks at the challenges of getting mainstream recognition.

Today younger rappers are talking about a brighter future for the Aboriginal people, and their music shows hopeful signs for the gradual evolution of Australia itself.

WED 07:00 An Actor's Life for Me (b00zf4tk)
Series 1, Educating Robert

The thespian goes back to school and upsets the Entente Cordiale. Stars John Gordon Sinclair and Caroline Quentin. From February 1989.

WED 07:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b08c0rr5)
Series 3, The Riot

Travel back in time to the 1980's for this sitcom about comedian Stephen K Amos's teenage years growing up gay, funny and black in South London. This week the Amos household are caught up in the Brixton riot.
Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.
Starring Ellen Thomas, Laurie Kynaston, Stephen K Amos, Bola Okun, Emerald Crankson, Karen Bartke and David Sterne.
Produced by Paul Sheehan.
Production Coordinator Beverly Tagg.
A BBC Studios Production.

WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007jn5l)
Number One's Married Quarters

As Commander Murray adapts to wedded life, a newly installed navigation aid sparks problems for Phillips.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Michael Bates as AS Ginger and Tenniel Evans as the LS Goldstein.

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 and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1972.

WED 08:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007rgpj)
The 13th of the Series

The lad gets triskaidekaphobic over the recording an episode of his show numbered between 12 and 14.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1957.

WED 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01gvlfy)
Series 9, Episode 5

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents. Danielle Ward, Henning Wehn, Tom Wrigglesworth and John Finnemore are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: Bats, Cars, Orange and Dr. Johnson.

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

Produced by Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment Production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 09:30 Second Holmes (b0151ycp)
The Case of the Grandfather's Client

The grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson head to Baskerville Hall in a canine caper. Stars Peter Egan. From January 1983.

WED 10:00 Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford (b0076q1g)
Episode 3

Badly injured Hugo has refused to divorce Lucinda, leaving her torn between society and her own heart. Stars Juliet Aubrey, Jonathan Firth and Paul Rhys.

WED 11:00 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00lbgr5)
My Uncle Julius

The Davenport family's boat fails to come in, in more ways than one. A French story adapted to an Irish setting.

WED 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b0076x8q)
Longus - Daphnis and Chloe

The ancient story of two young lovers, beset by pirates but aided by the power of love. Adapted by Hattie Naylor, stars Lyndsey Marshal and Ben McKay.

WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007jn5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007rgpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 13:30 Australian Rap (b010y30r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009fsp4)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast, The Introduction

Lewis is still raw with grief when Gilbert asks him to meet the woman he has asked to be his second wife. Read by Emma Fielding.

WED 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n4wyl)
Men at Home

In her hidden home history, Amanda Vickery reveals the stories of family 'black sheep'. Not everyone adhered to polite etiquette.

WED 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmps)
Episode 8

A plan to smuggle Jean Valjean out of the convent hits a snag. Will he end up six feet under? With Joss Ackland as Victor Hugo.

WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b04snky9)
My Life in Houses, In Need of Modernisation

I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl.'
So begins Margaret Forster's journey through the houses she's lived in, from the sparkling new council house, built as part of a utopian vision by Carlisle City Council, to her beloved London house of today, via Oxford, Hampstead and the Lake District. Forster's houses aren't just bricks and mortar, but homes which have all meant something to her and which have all had a profound effect on her - from her writer's 'room of one's own', to the family hub and finally a sanctuary in times of illness. It is also a sideways look at the life of one of the greatest contemporary British novelists.
Today: The wreck that becomes the family home.
Born in Carlisle, Margaret Forster is the author of many successful and acclaimed novels, including Have the Men Had Enough?, Lady's Maid, Diary of an Ordinary Woman, Is There Anything You Want?, Keeping the World Away, and Over, bestselling memoirs (Hidden Lives and Precious Lives) and biographies. She is married to writer and journalist Hunter Davies and lives in London and the Lake District.
Reader: Sian Thomas
Writer: Margaret Forster
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett.

WED 15:00 Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford (b0076q1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

WED 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01gvlfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

WED 16:30 Second Holmes (b0151ycp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

WED 17:00 An Actor's Life for Me (b00zf4tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

WED 17:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b08c0rr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 18:00 Doctor Who (b08dcw1m)
Serpent Crest, The Broken Crown, part 1/2

The Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey return to Nest Cottage in Hexford, but the year is 1861 and the TARDIS is 150 years away in the future...

Part of Paul Magrs' five-story adventure.

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Terence Hardiman as Rev Dobbs, Guy Harvey as Andrew and Charlie Mitchell as Jake.

Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.

WED 18:30 Off the Page (b00sq1vx)
Poetry Schmoetry

Provocative and thoughtful new writing and discussion, presented by Dominic Arkwright. The title for this week's programme is 'Poetry Schmoetry.' The guests are the former Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, the writer Guy Browning and performance poet, Rachel Pantechnicon.
Andrew talks about the elemental power of poetry; 'Poetry is for the most humane, as well as the most humanising aspect of the self.' Guy describes poetry as a 'tattered umbrella between you and the sun', and Rachel tells of her doomed attempt to retrace the wanderings of the Ancient Mariner. Andrew also indulges us with a reading from a contender for the 'worst poem ever written' award.

WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007jn5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 19:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007rgpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 20:30 Australian Rap (b010y30r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 21:00 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00lbgr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

WED 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b0076x8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

WED 22:00 What Does the K Stand For? (b08c0rr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 22:30 My First Planet (b01g62ph)
Series 1, Hairdresser from Space

Day 7 on the colony, and Mason stirs up an ethical nightmare involving a clone, a murder and some dreadlocks. Meanwhile, Archer the handyman attempts some repairs on his own head.

A sitcom set on a shiny new planet where we ask the question - if humankind were to colonize space, is it destined to succumb to self-interest, prejudice and infighting? (By the way, the answer's "yes". Sorry.)

Welcome to the colony. We're aware that having been in deep cryosleep for 73 years, you may be in need of some supplementary information.

Unfortunately, Burrows the leader of the colony has died on the voyage, so his Number 2, Brian (Nicholas Lyndhurst) is now in charge. He's a nice enough chap, but no alpha male, and his desire to sort things out with a nice friendly meeting infuriates the colony's Chief Physician Lillian (Vicki Pepperdine - "Getting On"), who'd really rather everyone was walking round in tight colour-coded tunics and saluting each other. She's also in charge of Project Adam, the plan to conceive and give birth to the first colony-born baby. Unfortunately, the two people hand-picked for this purpose - Carol and Richard - were rather fibbing about being a couple, just to get on the trip.

Add in an entirely unscrupulous Chief Scientist, Mason and also Archer, an idiot maintenance man who believes he's an "empath" rather than a plumber, and you're all set to answer the question - if humankind were to colonize space, is it destined to succumb to self-interest, prejudice and infighting? (By the way, the answer's "yes". Sorry.)

Written by Phil Whelans
Produced & directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 23:00 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b01p4734)
Series 2, The Welsh Abroad

Welsh migrants to America, Michael D Jones and Anthony Hopkins. Determining the ultimate heroes of Wales. From December 2012.

WED 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08drmcp)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Paul Garner chats to comedy writer and the man behind the words of Ant and Dec, Andy Milligan.

WED 23:30 Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years (b0089c0y)
Jelly Stinger

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero's pun-fest, where salty talk show host Jelly Stinger meets some fishy guests.


THURSDAY 09 FEBRUARY 2017

THU 00:00 Doctor Who (b08dcw1m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]

THU 00:30 Off the Page (b00sq1vx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]

THU 01:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]

THU 01:30 Australian Rap (b010y30r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b009fsp4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]

THU 02:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n4wyl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]

THU 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b04snky9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]

THU 03:00 Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford (b0076q1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01gvlfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:30 Second Holmes (b0151ycp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]

THU 05:00 An Actor's Life for Me (b00zf4tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]

THU 05:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b08c0rr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]

THU 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlbn)
The Smithfield Murders, A Mushroom Diet

The Smithfield community play throws Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield's meaty murder trail into confusion.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Starring Imelda Staunton as DS Julie Enfield, Geoffrey Matthews as Dad, Ross Livingstone as DS Lawrence Evans, Jane Whittenshaw as Sally and Deborah Berlin as Alex Wild.

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

THU 06:30 Under Jacques Demy's Umbrella (b012fcyc)
For many cinema-goers, it's not the music of The Beatles but the films of Jacques Demy that define the '60s. The poet Sarah Cuddon's love for them developed a generation later.

In collaboration with the composer Michel Legrand, Demy re-invented musical-cinema, and introduced whimsical ideas such as having all the dialogue sung and the design colour-coded in pastel pinks, blues and yellows.'

The heart-breaking romance 'Les Parapluies de Cherbourg' starred Catherine Deneuve and its more playful sequel, 'Les Desmoiselles de Rochefort', paired her with her sister Francoise Dorleac, as well as George Chakiris and Gene Kelly. These films were described as being 'en couleurs et en chante'. And their tales of love lost and found retain the power enchant still.

Will Gregory, one half of the pop duo Goldfrapp, is a huge fan, as is the poet Sean Street who was living in Paris when 'Les Desmoiselles' was released in the summer of 1967 shortly after Dorleac's tragic death in a car crash. Geoff Andrew of the British Film Institute places these films in context and Sarah Cuddon evokes Demy's bringing of Hollywood to these French Atlantic resorts.

The programme also includes contributions from archive by Catherine Deneuve, Michel Legrand and the late Jacques Demy himself.

Producer: Alan Hall
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 07:00 Mark Tavener - In the Red (b007js7t)
Episode 7

Plotting at the BBC reaches a climax, while reporter George edges closer to nailing the serial killer.

London is plagued by a series of bizarre murders of bank managers. Hot on the trail of the killer are an old-style Chief Police Inspector and BBC Radio's crime correspondent, George Cragge.

A blackly humorous murder mystery set in the world of City finance, the BBC and political parties. Dramatised in seven-parts by Mark Tavener and Peter Baynham from Mark Tavener's novel.

Starring Michael Williams as George Cragge, Stephen Moore as Geoffrey Crichton-Potter, Julian Rhind-Tutt as Henry, Barry Foster as Frank Jefferson, Stephen Fry as Controller Radio 2, John Bird as Controller Radio 4, Ian McNiece as Controller BBC1, Jeffrey Holland as Carstairs, Peter Serafinowcz as Andrew James and Benjamin Whitrow as Dominic De'ath.

Music by Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

THU 07:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06tvswt)
Series 2, Episode 2

The second series of this sitcom from Danny Robins (co-creator Lenny Henry comedy Rudy's Rare Records), set and recorded in Sweden and starring Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Adam Riches, Danny Robins and a cast of Sweden's most popular TV comedy actors.

Geoff has moved to Yxsjö in northern Sweden, to start a new life with his girlfriend Linda in the (frequently frosty) bosom of her family.

This year, new dad Geoff has plenty of fresh experiences to contend with, including three varieties of pickled cabbage, sinister Christmas elves and an unpleasant visit from Sweden's answer to the BNP. It's all worth it though for Linda (Sissela Benn, star of the Swedish version of The Office) and baby John.

While Geoff and Linda now have their own place, he still has to deal with her disapproving Dad, Sten (comedian Thomas Orredsson from Crimes of Passion), her alarmingly flirtatious mother Gunilla (comedian Anna- Lena Bergelin) and her apparently suicidal, arsonist brother, Anders (award-winning stand upFredrik Andersson).

Geoff is determined to be more Swedish than the Swedes as he takes to his new country with renewed enthusiasm, and he has help, in the form of fellow ex-pat, cynical Ian (Danny Robins), an unending source of (slightly misleading) information, and Soran (Farshad Kohlgi of The Killing), a Danish Kurd with Swedophobia.

Episode 2: Geoff is feeling threatened by the perfection of life in Sweden. Then an ex of Linda's shows up. How can he cope with the perfect Swedish man?

Writer: Danny Robins
Director: Frank Stirling
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 08:00 Stop Messing About! (b00cb1nf)
Series 1, Episode 9

The Kenneth Williams Awards and some magical revelations from a couple of bona conjurers!

Stars Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Joan Sims and announcer, Douglas Smith.

After the unexpected death of Kenneth Horne in 1969, plans for the next series of Round The Horne were axed. Instead - using an old catchphrase of Kenneth Williams as a series title - Kenneth joined Hugh Paddick to continue the comedy tradition and was also reunited with his "Carry On" film co-star Joan Sims.

Written by Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke and Myles Rudge

With the Max Harris Group.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1969.

THU 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00l2mcj)
From 27/05/1984

From a ghost hunter to a collector of holes, it's the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From May 1984.

THU 09:00 All the Way From Memphis (b00hy94k)
Series 1, Episode 1

James Walton's pop music history quiz with Andrew Collins, Tracey MacLeod, Stewart Lee and Martin Freeman. From December 2004.

THU 09:30 Nineteen Ninety-Four (b0141xfj)
Choice Is Progress

Edward Wilson finds his job title changing with alarming alacrity. Orwellian sitcom starring Robert Lindsay. From April 1985.

THU 10:00 Classic Serial (b01shstw)
Eric Ambler - The Mask of Dimitrios, The Origins of an Obsession

Episode 1 (of 2): The Origins of an Obsession

English crime novelist Charles Latimer is holidaying in Istanbul when he first hears of the mysterious Dimitrios - an infamous master criminal long wanted by the law, whose body has just been fished out of the Bosphorus.

Fascinated by the story, Latimer decides to retrace his steps across Europe and gather material for a new book. Fascination tips over into obsession as he gradually discovers more about his subject's shadowy history - involving murder, prostitution, political assassination, drug-dealing and espionage.

The Mask of Dimitrios was written in 1939 by Eric Ambler, a key figure in the evolution of the crime thriller who brought realism and political awareness to the genre and influenced writers such as Graham Greene and John le Carré.

By using the criminal career of Dimitrios as a lens, it enables us to see the dark heart of Europe, a continent riven by violence and corruption. Its demonstration that the pursuit of money is the well-spring from which all other evils flow is as pertinent as ever - and its cast of drug dealers, shady businessmen and displaced refugees makes it seem astonishingly modern.

Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan
Original music by Neil Brand

Director: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 11:00 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00lg8gr)
The Miller's Tale

A priest goes to desperate lengths to entice his erring flock back to the fold. A French story adapted to an Irish setting. From July 2007.

THU 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b01hxpxw)
James Graham - The Grudge

A wry political comedy from James Graham. The only British prime minister ever to be assassinated was shot as he entered the House of Commons. Two centuries later, as the turbulent elections of 1997 loom, could that event change the political landscape of a sleepy rural constituency, its settled incumbent and unwitting electorate?

Director ..... Peter Kavanagh.

THU 12:00 Stop Messing About! (b00cb1nf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00l2mcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 13:30 Under Jacques Demy's Umbrella (b012fcyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009fspb)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast, Soho

Unwelcome at home, Lewis finds his anger and hurt hard to control. An explosive moment ends in flight. Read by Emma Fielding.

THU 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n4wyn)
Illicit Guests

Historian Amanda Vickery shares stories from adultery cases of women sneaking lovers into houses, spied on by their prying servants.

THU 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmq5)
Episode 9

Marius learns of his father's bravery at Waterloo and realises he has been living a lie. Stars Joss Ackland and Leslie Phillips.

THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b04snl04)
My Life in Houses, Secure and Safe

I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl.'
So begins Margaret Forster's journey through the houses she's lived in, from the sparkling new council house, built as part of a utopian vision by Carlisle City Council, to her beloved London house of today, via Oxford, Hampstead and the Lake District. Forster's houses aren't just bricks and mortar, but homes which have all meant something to her and which have all had a profound effect on her. It is also a sideways look at the life of one of the greatest contemporary British novelists.
Today: After the frenzy of North London life in the sixties, a fairytale cottage in the North of England offers rest and refuge.

Born in Carlisle, Margaret Forster is the author of many successful and acclaimed novels, including Have the Men Had Enough?, Lady's Maid, Diary of an Ordinary Woman, Is There Anything You Want?, Keeping the World Away, and Over, bestselling memoirs (Hidden Lives and Precious Lives) and biographies. She is married to writer and journalist Hunter Davies and lives in London and the Lake District.
Reader: Sian Thomas
Writer: Margaret Forster
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett.

THU 15:00 Classic Serial (b01shstw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

THU 16:00 All the Way From Memphis (b00hy94k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

THU 16:30 Nineteen Ninety-Four (b0141xfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

THU 17:00 Mark Tavener - In the Red (b007js7t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

THU 17:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06tvswt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 18:00 Doctor Who (b08dd29j)
Serpent Crest, The Broken Crown, part 2/2

Discovering the awesome power of the Skishtari Egg, the Doctor realises that it can't be entrusted to a child.

Part of Paul Magrs' five-story adventure.

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Terence Hardiman as Rev Dobbs, Guy Harvey as Andrew and Charlie Mitchell as Jake.

Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.

THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00d0hw9)
Series 16, Robert Hooke

Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris.

David Attenborough nominates the largely forgotten 17th century-inventor and illustrator. His beautiful drawings of microscopic animals first attracted Attenborough to Hooke, who also helped to design the dome of St Paul's and claimed to have arrived at some of Isaac Newton's groundbreaking laws before Newton himself. Biographer Lisa Jardine joins in the debate.

THU 19:00 Stop Messing About! (b00cb1nf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00l2mcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 20:30 Under Jacques Demy's Umbrella (b012fcyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 21:00 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00lg8gr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

THU 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b01hxpxw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

THU 22:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06tvswt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 22:30 Newsjack (b08dd29l)
Series 16, Episode 3

BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show Newsjack returns for its 16th series with brand new host Angela Barnes.

Irreverent and satirical, Newsjack is the scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public, and then bought to life by a revolving cast of sketch performers.

This weeks cast features Luke Kempner, Cariad Lloyd and George Fouracres.

The programme continues to be a showcase for new comedy writing: anyone can submit material (sketches and one-line jokes) - these can be submitted every week of the six week run.

Details for submitting material can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kvs8r

Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Abby Kumar

BBC Studios Production.

THU 23:00 Rubbish (b00770g2)
Series 1, Diversity

Diversity: Local government officer Martin Christmas wants inner peace, but is feeling held back. Stars Reece Dinsdale. From October 2006.

THU 23:30 Old Harry's Game (b00j4kbz)
Series 7, Episode 5

Hell is not what it was since the baby turned up.

Satan's become a one-man adoption agency whilst his chief demon is reading Penelope Leach. But can Satan place the baby with a good family?

Stars Andy Hamilton as Satan, Annette Crosbie as Edith, Robert Duncan as Scumspawn and Jimmy Mulville as Thomas.

Other roles played by Mike Fenton Stevens, Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu.

Written by Andy Hamilton.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.


FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2017

FRI 00:00 Doctor Who (b08dd29j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]

FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b00d0hw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]

FRI 01:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]

FRI 01:30 Under Jacques Demy's Umbrella (b012fcyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b009fspb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]

FRI 02:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n4wyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]

FRI 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b04snl04)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]

FRI 03:00 Classic Serial (b01shstw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:00 All the Way From Memphis (b00hy94k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:30 Nineteen Ninety-Four (b0141xfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]

FRI 05:00 Mark Tavener - In the Red (b007js7t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]

FRI 05:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06tvswt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]

FRI 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl8w)
The Smithfield Murders, A Passion for Hunting Something

With big business is involved, Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield finds herself trapped with hired killers underneath Smithfield meat market...

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Starring Imelda Staunton as DS Julie Enfield, Geoffrey Matthews as Dad, Ross Livingstone as DS Lawrence Evans, Jane Whittenshaw as Sally, Deborah Berlin as Alex Wild and Jilly Bond as Rachel Jones.

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

FRI 06:30 Backstage Tales (b017x4fl)
Getting a music tour on the road is a massive undertaking, particularly if the star has a large entourage. A big tour can be the size of a small town, and every night it ups sticks and takes to the road again. Just feeding the crew is a military operation, which takes an army of caterers. So how do they do it? Having spent nearly 30 years on the road, Midge Ure is perfectly placed to spill the beans on musicians on tour. As Midge says, it is an incredible thing to be part of but it is also a hermetically sealed bubble, detached from the real world and creating its own reality.

In this programme, Midge Ure goes backstage into the bizarre world of musicians on tour, to explore how touring has changed since his heyday in the 80s and to meet the army of crew behind the scenes who put the tour together: the roadies, lighting technicians, sound engineers, tour managers, caterers, and the artists themselves. He hears their backstage tales and finds out exactly what it takes to get the show on the road.

Presented by Midge Ure. With Jason Donovan, Boy George, Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle and Martin Kemp.

Producer: Melissa Fitzgerald
A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 07:00 Miracles R Us (b00scx37)
Flux

Caroline (Deborah Findlay) is running Household Solutions on her own from the student rooms she is renting - just leaflets through doors, offering a family back-up service. After a chance meeting with Sylvia (Anna Massey), Sylvia is sure she could be helpful to the business. Caroline is sure she couldn't.

Sylvia persists and, against her better judgement, Caroline gets drawn in. And gradually, gradually, throughout the series, a mutual respect is formed and a strong business, MiraclesRus, is built up.

Sylvia ..... Anna Massey
Caroline ..... Deborah Findlay
Tanya ..... Alison Pettitt

Written by Lesley Bruce.

FRI 07:30 Guilt Trip (b07lhg2q)
Episode 1

Comedy drama in which Felicity Montagu (Lynn in Alan Partridge and Mrs Mainwaring in the new Dad's Army film) and her daughter (Olivia Nixon) play a mother and daughter doing a two week sponsored walk along The Thames Path to raise money for the dead father's charity. But the mother and father had been divorced for nine years and he had re-married, so relationships between them all have been strained. Things come to a head at any mention of the French Oak gable table that Ros and her now dead ex bought together in Camden. This has somehow ended up in the step-mother's house, much to Ros's annoyance: "I mean she sits at it! It's my table and she sits at it." The series is co-written by Katherine Jakeways who also plays the step-mother.

In episode one mother and daughter are just starting out and in her usual putting-her-large-foot-firmly-in-it manner Ros get's her daughter's ex-boyfriend (Tim Key) to drop them at the source, but without any prior warning to the daughter. The renewed bonding Ros is hoping for may be a bit bumpier than expected. Especially when along the way Ros also manages to offend pretty much everyone she meets - not least an Eastern European camp site warden.

Also starring Jeff Rawle and Velibor Topic. The producer was Jane Berthoud, it was a BBC Radio Comedy production.

FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00pmgx6)
Series 1, Episode 3

Farmyard impersonations, plus Safari Time. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off...

More quick-fire sketches, terrible puns, humorous songs plus TV and cinema parodies.

Written and performed by Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, Bill Oddie and Anthony Buffery.

Originating from the Cambridge University Footlights revue 'Cambridge Circus', ISIRTA ran for 8 years on BBC Radio and quickly developed a cult following.

Songs by Bill Oddie and Hugh Macdonald.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in April 1964.

FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b00j1c4f)
The Battle of Spion Kop

Things aren't going well in The South African War - it's time to send in the cutlery. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1958.

FRI 09:00 Who Goes There? (b007wqd6)
Series 2, Episode 5

Martin Young's famous people quiz. With Francis Wheen, Fred Housego, Claire Rayner and Roy Hattersley. From July 1998.

FRI 09:30 Are You From the Bugle? (b01hpx3f)
The Drama Began

Graham is starting a new job as local cub reporter. What could go wrong? Stars Jeffrey Holland and Mark Gatiss. From May 1996.

FRI 10:00 Classic Serial (b01slrj9)
Eric Ambler - The Mask of Dimitrios, The House of the Eight Angels

Episode 2 (of 2): The House of Eight Angels

English crime writer, Charles Latimer's growing obsession with the career of infamous master criminal, Dimitrios Makropoulos, takes him to Geneva where he learns of Dimitrios' exploits as a spy, and on to Paris where, in the company of the eccentric Mr Peters, he finds his own life under very real threat.

The Mask of Dimitrios was written in 1939 by Eric Ambler, a key figure in the evolution of the crime thriller who brought realism and political awareness to the genre and influenced writers such as Graham Greene and John le Carré.

By using the criminal career of Dimitrios as a lens, it enables us to see the dark heart of Europe, a continent riven by violence and corruption. Its demonstration that the pursuit of money is the well-spring from which all other evils flow is as pertinent as ever - and its cast of drug dealers, shady businessmen and displaced refugees makes it seem astonishingly modern.

Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan
Original music by Neil Brand

Director: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 11:00 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00ljmsm)
The Umbrella

When a man's new umbrella is ruined, his wife cunningly replaces it within budget. A French story adapted to an Irish setting.

FRI 11:15 Charlotte Jones - Mary Something Takes the Veil (b08dd393)
4 Extra Debut. Preparing to take her final vows, a novice nun must decide which saint to dedicate herself to. Stars Colleen Prendergast.

FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00pmgx6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b00j1c4f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 13:30 Backstage Tales (b017x4fl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009fspj)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast, Desecration

Increasingly alone and at odds with the world, self-loathing Lewis makes a dramatic gesture of despair. Read by Emma Fielding.

FRI 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n4wyq)
Domestic Violence

Continuing her hidden history, Amanda Vickery reveals the dark side of private life, and how the home became a trap.

FRI 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmqj)
Episode 10

Marius finds student life is both happy and harsh. Valjean and Cosette have a tough decision to make. With Roger Allam.

FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b04snl1n)
My Life in Houses, Inside My House, I Can Cope

I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl.'

So begins Margaret Forster's journey through the houses she's lived in, from the sparkling new council house, built as part of a utopian vision by Carlisle City Council, to her beloved London house of today, via Oxford, Hampstead and the Lake District. As well as a poignant reflection on home and the effect of home on us, My Life in Houses is also a sideways look at the life of one of the greatest contemporary British novelists.

Today: As Forster's struggle with cancer continues, she reflects the importance of home, and why, inside her own home, she can cope.

Born in Carlisle, Margaret Forster is the author of many successful and acclaimed novels, including Have the Men Had Enough?, Lady's Maid, Diary of an Ordinary Woman, Is There Anything You Want?, Keeping the World Away, and Over, bestselling memoirs (Hidden Lives and Precious Lives) and biographies. She is married to writer and journalist Hunter Davies and lives in London and the Lake District.
Reader: Sian Thomas
Writer: Margaret Forster
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett.

FRI 15:00 Classic Serial (b01slrj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

FRI 16:00 Who Goes There? (b007wqd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

FRI 16:30 Are You From the Bugle? (b01hpx3f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

FRI 17:00 Miracles R Us (b00scx37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

FRI 17:30 Guilt Trip (b07lhg2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 18:00 Doctor Who (b08dd3sc)
Serpent Crest, Aladdin Time, part 1/2

The Doctor, Mrs Wibbsey and Alex become ensnared within the Skishtari Egg - in a labyrinth of magical rooms and strange characters.

Part of Paul Magrs' five-story adventure.

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Guy Harvey as Andrew, Sophie Ward as the Storyteller and Andrew Sachs as Scarf.

Producer: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.

FRI 18:40 Short Shocks (b08dd69z)
Harold and Jocelyn buy Rose Hill. The last occupier was another Harold - and he murdered his wife... Read by Anna Massey.

FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00pmgx6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b00j1c4f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 20:30 Backstage Tales (b017x4fl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 21:00 Five Stories by James Ellis (b00ljmsm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

FRI 21:15 Charlotte Jones - Mary Something Takes the Veil (b08dd393)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

FRI 22:00 Guilt Trip (b07lhg2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 22:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b00xhzjc)
Series 3, Episode 3

Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas, considers the blue-sky political policy suggestions of the public.

This week's agenda:

1) Nationalise British Music Festivals

2) Abolish Stamp Duty

3) Reduce Voting Age to 16

Plus more weird and wonderful suggestions from the studio audience, submitted as "Any Other Business".

FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08dw8pz)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Amanda Baker.

FRI 23:00 The Boosh (b007jmh0)
Mutants

Bob Fossil's latest zoo project backfires when Japanese VIPs arrive. Stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. From November 2001.

FRI 23:30 Inside Alan Francis (b00j17xy)
Episode 4

Comedy series in which comedian Alan Francis explores the workings of his own mind in relation to his life, friends and long-suffering girlfriend Jane.

Alan leaves home.

With Julian Dutton, Barnaby Power, Kali Peacock.



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

2000 Years of Radio 22:30 TUE (b069npj8)

4 Extra Stands Up 23:00 SAT (b03c2jc9)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0076gj1)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0076gj1)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 WED (b0076x8q)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 WED (b0076x8q)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 THU (b01hxpxw)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 THU (b01hxpxw)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:00 SUN (b007jp2q)

All Gas and Gaiters 12:00 SUN (b007jp2q)

All the Way From Memphis 09:00 THU (b00hy94k)

All the Way From Memphis 16:00 THU (b00hy94k)

All the Way From Memphis 04:00 FRI (b00hy94k)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 SAT (b00mzw4q)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 MON (b00n4wyz)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 TUE (b00n4wyz)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 TUE (b00n4wyj)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 WED (b00n4wyj)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 WED (b00n4wyl)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 THU (b00n4wyl)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 THU (b00n4wyn)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 FRI (b00n4wyn)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 FRI (b00n4wyq)

An Actor's Life for Me 07:00 WED (b00zf4tk)

An Actor's Life for Me 17:00 WED (b00zf4tk)

An Actor's Life for Me 05:00 THU (b00zf4tk)

Anything Legal 09:30 MON (b0085hnm)

Anything Legal 16:30 MON (b0085hnm)

Anything Legal 04:30 TUE (b0085hnm)

Are You From the Bugle? 09:30 FRI (b01hpx3f)

Are You From the Bugle? 16:30 FRI (b01hpx3f)

Arthur Wing Pinero - Dandy Dick 06:00 SAT (b007jt15)

Arthur Wing Pinero - Dandy Dick 16:00 SAT (b007jt15)

Arthur Wing Pinero - Dandy Dick 04:00 SUN (b007jt15)

Atomic Tales 18:00 SAT (b007jx7x)

Atomic Tales 00:00 SUN (b007jx7x)

Australian Rap 06:30 WED (b010y30r)

Australian Rap 13:30 WED (b010y30r)

Australian Rap 20:30 WED (b010y30r)

Australian Rap 01:30 THU (b010y30r)

Backstage Tales 06:30 FRI (b017x4fl)

Backstage Tales 13:30 FRI (b017x4fl)

Backstage Tales 20:30 FRI (b017x4fl)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b00k3mdz)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b009fsnr)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b009fsnr)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b009fsny)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b009fsny)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b009fsp4)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b009fsp4)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b009fspb)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b009fspb)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b009fspj)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b01dd3y4)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b04prh8v)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b04prh8v)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b04snkx0)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b04snkx0)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b04snky9)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b04snky9)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b04snl04)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b04snl04)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b04snl1n)

Charles Chilton - Journey Into Space 00:00 SAT (b007jsl4)

Charlotte Jones - Mary Something Takes the Veil 11:15 FRI (b08dd393)

Charlotte Jones - Mary Something Takes the Veil 21:15 FRI (b08dd393)

Classic Serial 10:00 THU (b01shstw)

Classic Serial 15:00 THU (b01shstw)

Classic Serial 03:00 FRI (b01shstw)

Classic Serial 10:00 FRI (b01slrj9)

Classic Serial 15:00 FRI (b01slrj9)

Clutch, Throttle, Brake: Omnibus 13:00 SAT (b08d8cn2)

Clutch, Throttle, Brake: Omnibus 01:00 SUN (b08d8cn2)

Dad's Army 12:00 SAT (b007k1s5)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jrv9)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jrv9)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jrv9)

Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years 23:30 WED (b0089c0y)

Daphne Du Maurier - The Birds: Omnibus 15:00 SUN (b08dbynv)

Daphne Du Maurier - The Birds: Omnibus 03:00 MON (b08dbynv)

Delve Special 23:30 TUE (b007jmm8)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b08dbtb9)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b08dbtb9)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 07:00 MON (b0076hn4)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 17:00 MON (b0076hn4)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 05:00 TUE (b0076hn4)

Doctor Who 18:00 MON (b08dcknc)

Doctor Who 00:00 TUE (b08dcknc)

Doctor Who 18:00 TUE (b08dcrsq)

Doctor Who 00:00 WED (b08dcrsq)

Doctor Who 18:00 WED (b08dcw1m)

Doctor Who 00:00 THU (b08dcw1m)

Doctor Who 18:00 THU (b08dd29j)

Doctor Who 00:00 FRI (b08dd29j)

Doctor Who 18:00 FRI (b08dd3sc)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b03hnhjw)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:30 SUN (b03hnhjw)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 SUN (b03hnhjw)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:30 MON (b03hnhjw)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:00 WED (b01p4734)

Five Stories by James Ellis 11:00 MON (b00l16tj)

Five Stories by James Ellis 21:00 MON (b00l16tj)

Five Stories by James Ellis 11:00 TUE (b00l3pxv)

Five Stories by James Ellis 21:00 TUE (b00l3pxv)

Five Stories by James Ellis 11:00 WED (b00lbgr5)

Five Stories by James Ellis 21:00 WED (b00lbgr5)

Five Stories by James Ellis 11:00 THU (b00lg8gr)

Five Stories by James Ellis 21:00 THU (b00lg8gr)

Five Stories by James Ellis 11:00 FRI (b00ljmsm)

Five Stories by James Ellis 21:00 FRI (b00ljmsm)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00d0hw9)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b00d0hw9)

Guilt Trip 07:30 FRI (b07lhg2q)

Guilt Trip 17:30 FRI (b07lhg2q)

Guilt Trip 22:00 FRI (b07lhg2q)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:30 WED (b007rgpj)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:30 WED (b007rgpj)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:30 WED (b007rgpj)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 TUE (b007k4jm)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 WED (b007k4jm)

I Did It My Way 09:00 SAT (b00s5lbn)

I Did It My Way 19:00 SAT (b00s5lbn)

I Heart Milton Glaser 06:30 TUE (b00yb2v8)

I Heart Milton Glaser 13:30 TUE (b00yb2v8)

I Heart Milton Glaser 20:30 TUE (b00yb2v8)

I Heart Milton Glaser 01:30 WED (b00yb2v8)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b00pmgx6)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b00pmgx6)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b00pmgx6)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 08:30 SUN (b04cfmy9)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 12:30 SUN (b04cfmy9)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b08d8cv4)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b08d8cv4)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b08dbtb7)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 SUN (b08dbtb7)

Inside Alan Francis 23:30 FRI (b00j17xy)

Joanna Trollope - The Hero 15:45 SUN (b08dbz8k)

Joanna Trollope - The Hero 03:45 MON (b08dbz8k)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:30 TUE (b08bzp9r)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 17:30 TUE (b08bzp9r)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 TUE (b08bzp9r)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 05:30 WED (b08bzp9r)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 MON (b007jl9k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 MON (b007jl9k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 MON (b007jl9k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 TUE (b007jl9k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 TUE (b007jl9y)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 TUE (b007jl9y)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 TUE (b007jl9y)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 WED (b007jl9y)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 WED (b007jlb9)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 WED (b007jlb9)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 WED (b007jlb9)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 THU (b007jlb9)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 THU (b007jlbn)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 THU (b007jlbn)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 THU (b007jlbn)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 FRI (b007jlbn)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 FRI (b007jl8w)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 FRI (b007jl8w)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 FRI (b007jl8w)

Just a Minute 09:00 MON (b00r0qw3)

Just a Minute 16:00 MON (b00r0qw3)

Just a Minute 04:00 TUE (b00r0qw3)

Kelvin Segger - The Bribery Warehouse 11:15 TUE (b0076kbr)

Kelvin Segger - The Bribery Warehouse 21:15 TUE (b0076kbr)

Leslie Charteris - The Saint 03:00 SAT (b007jtvy)

Life in London 07:00 TUE (b0121lz3)

Life in London 17:00 TUE (b0121lz3)

Life in London 05:00 WED (b0121lz3)

Maggie Allen - Mr Wonderful 11:15 MON (b0076h9r)

Maggie Allen - Mr Wonderful 21:15 MON (b0076h9r)

Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain 09:00 SUN (b08dbspl)

Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain 20:00 SUN (b08dbspl)

Marcy Kahan - Blithe Spy 16:00 SUN (b007687s)

Marcy Kahan - Blithe Spy 04:00 MON (b007687s)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 SAT (b03nt9w6)

Mark Tavener - In the Red 07:00 THU (b007js7t)

Mark Tavener - In the Red 17:00 THU (b007js7t)

Mark Tavener - In the Red 05:00 FRI (b007js7t)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 22:30 FRI (b00xhzjc)

Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford 10:00 MON (b0076pv1)

Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford 15:00 MON (b0076pv1)

Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford 03:00 TUE (b0076pv1)

Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford 10:00 TUE (b0076py9)

Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford 15:00 TUE (b0076py9)

Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford 03:00 WED (b0076py9)

Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford 10:00 WED (b0076q1g)

Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford 15:00 WED (b0076q1g)

Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford 03:00 THU (b0076q1g)

Meeting Myself Coming Back 08:00 SAT (b0372ctm)

Meeting Myself Coming Back 15:00 SAT (b0372ctm)

Meeting Myself Coming Back 03:00 SUN (b0372ctm)

Miracles R Us 07:00 FRI (b00scx37)

Miracles R Us 17:00 FRI (b00scx37)

Miranda Hart's Joke Shop 22:30 SAT (b00mk4bz)

My First Planet 22:30 WED (b01g62ph)

News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b08dcl8k)

News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b08dcl8k)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b08cj5yy)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b08dd29l)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 09:30 THU (b0141xfj)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 16:30 THU (b0141xfj)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 04:30 FRI (b0141xfj)

No Commitments 04:30 SAT (b03905p7)

Not in Front of the Children 08:00 MON (b08dcg11)

Not in Front of the Children 12:00 MON (b08dcg11)

Not in Front of the Children 19:00 MON (b08dcg11)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b00sq1vx)

Off the Page 00:30 THU (b00sq1vx)

Old Harry's Game 23:30 THU (b00j4kbz)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b08dc0pd)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b08dc0pd)

Poirot 01:00 SAT (b007jvpx)

Puzzle Panel 16:00 TUE (b00x7lb5)

Puzzle Panel 04:00 WED (b00x7lb5)

Reading Europe: Norway - The Bird Tribunal Omnibus 14:30 SUN (b08dby48)

Reading Europe: Norway - The Bird Tribunal Omnibus 02:30 MON (b08dby48)

Robert Newman's Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution 05:30 SAT (b06mts69)

Rubbish 23:00 THU (b00770g2)

Second Holmes 09:30 WED (b0151ycp)

Second Holmes 16:30 WED (b0151ycp)

Second Holmes 04:30 THU (b0151ycp)

Sentimental Journey 14:15 SAT (b08d8cz7)

Sentimental Journey 02:15 SUN (b08d8cz7)

Short Shocks 18:40 FRI (b08dd69z)

Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b01c7pqb)

Spine Chillers 18:00 SUN (b08dc0tf)

Spine Chillers 00:00 MON (b08dc0tf)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 SAT (b007k0rm)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 TUE (b007jmhk)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 TUE (b007jmhk)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 TUE (b007jmhk)

Stop Messing About! 08:00 THU (b00cb1nf)

Stop Messing About! 12:00 THU (b00cb1nf)

Stop Messing About! 19:00 THU (b00cb1nf)

Terry-Thomas - Top of the Town 10:50 SUN (b012jhg8)

Terry-Thomas - Top of the Town 21:50 SUN (b012jhg8)

The Boosh 23:00 FRI (b007jmh0)

The Cold Swedish Winter 07:30 THU (b06tvswt)

The Cold Swedish Winter 17:30 THU (b06tvswt)

The Cold Swedish Winter 22:00 THU (b06tvswt)

The Cold Swedish Winter 05:30 FRI (b06tvswt)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b08dw755)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 MON (b08dcf6k)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 TUE (b08drm0z)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 WED (b08drmcp)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b08dw8pz)

The Goon Show 08:30 FRI (b00j1c4f)

The Goon Show 12:30 FRI (b00j1c4f)

The Goon Show 19:30 FRI (b00j1c4f)

The History Plays 23:30 SUN (b01cmfh1)

The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 22:30 MON (b008tnzk)

The Listening Project 11:55 SUN (b041yf8d)

The Listening Project 19:55 SUN (b041yf8d)

The Man with Many Names 01:30 SAT (b015ck96)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b019m141)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b019m141)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b019m141)

The Michael Bentine Show 08:30 THU (b00l2mcj)

The Michael Bentine Show 12:30 THU (b00l2mcj)

The Michael Bentine Show 19:30 THU (b00l2mcj)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b08dby46)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b08dby46)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (b08bzcd3)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (b08bzcd3)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (b08bzcd3)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (b08bzcd3)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b007jn5l)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b007jn5l)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b007jn5l)

The Nick Revell Show 23:00 TUE (b007jp4p)

The Paper Round 07:15 SUN (b014q007)

The Paper Round 14:15 SUN (b014q007)

The Paper Round 02:15 MON (b014q007)

The Party Party 22:30 SUN (b007vlzq)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:45 TUE (b007p1nn)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 05:00 SAT (b007jx7h)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 WED (b01gvlfy)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 WED (b01gvlfy)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 THU (b01gvlfy)

This Is Not Magritte 06:30 MON (b011vh4t)

This Is Not Magritte 13:30 MON (b011vh4t)

This Is Not Magritte 20:30 MON (b011vh4t)

This Is Not Magritte 01:30 TUE (b011vh4t)

Tony's 16:30 TUE (b00ttphh)

Tony's 04:30 WED (b00ttphh)

Touchline Tales 07:30 SAT (b0138yl4)

Touchline Tales 17:30 SAT (b0138yl4)

Touchline Tales 05:30 SUN (b0138yl4)

Uncle Mort's South Country 14:45 SAT (b007jrdq)

Uncle Mort's South Country 02:45 SUN (b007jrdq)

Under Jacques Demy's Umbrella 06:30 THU (b012fcyc)

Under Jacques Demy's Umbrella 13:30 THU (b012fcyc)

Under Jacques Demy's Umbrella 20:30 THU (b012fcyc)

Under Jacques Demy's Umbrella 01:30 FRI (b012fcyc)

Ursula Le Guin - Earthsea 18:30 SAT (b05t3dh9)

Ursula Le Guin - Earthsea 00:30 SUN (b05t3dh9)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b007jtrc)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus 13:00 SUN (b007jtrc)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus 01:00 MON (b007jtrc)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 SAT (b007jmmy)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 MON (b007jmnw)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 TUE (b007jmnw)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 TUE (b007jmpb)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 WED (b007jmpb)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 WED (b007jmps)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 THU (b007jmps)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 THU (b007jmq5)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 FRI (b007jmq5)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 FRI (b007jmqj)

What Does the K Stand For? 07:30 WED (b08c0rr5)

What Does the K Stand For? 17:30 WED (b08c0rr5)

What Does the K Stand For? 22:00 WED (b08c0rr5)

What Does the K Stand For? 05:30 THU (b08c0rr5)

Who Goes There? 04:00 SAT (b007w4f8)

Who Goes There? 09:00 FRI (b007wqd6)

Who Goes There? 16:00 FRI (b007wqd6)

Why Bother? 23:45 MON (b08dcl8m)

Why Bother? 09:45 TUE (b08dcl8m)