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SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2017

SAT 00:00 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.

SAT 00:40 Short Shocks (b08dd69z)
The Cat Jumps

Harold and Jocelyn buy Rose Hill. The last occupier was another Harold - and he murdered his wife... Read by Anna Massey.

SAT 01:00 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.

SAT 01:30 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.

SAT 02:00 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.

SAT 02:15 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.

SAT 02:30 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.

SAT 02:45 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.

SAT 03:00 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.

SAT 04:00 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.

SAT 04:30 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.

SAT 05:00 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.

SAT 05:30 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.

SAT 06:00 Saturday Drama (b018kcj6)
Harley Granville Barker - The Voysey Inheritance

Harley Granville Barker's classic 1905 play, The Voysey Inheritance.

Edward discovers that in inheriting his father's impressive family business, he is inheriting a Ponzi scheme. For years his father has been making free with clients' capital and speculating recklessly, as his own father did before him. Edward must decide whether to continue the business and try to put matters right - a seemingly impossible task - or to expose the crime and bring his family to certain ruin.

With Samuel Barnett as Edward and Clive Merrison as Mr. Voysey.

Edward........................... Samuel Barnett
Mr Voysey................ .... . Clive Merrison
Mr George Booth........... Gawn Grainger
Trenchard Voysey.......... Richard Dillane
Major Booth Vosey............ Alan Cox
Denis Tregoning................ Joseph Arkley
Mrs Voysey...................... Phyllida Law
Honor Voysey.................. Amanda Lawrence
Peacey............................. Paul Moriarty

The Voysey Inheritance was adapted for radio and directed by Lu Kemp.

SAT 07:30 Touchline Tales (b013gcnc)
Series 2, More Fruitcake?

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 bring the current series to a close with a tranquil visit to the Oval for the third day of of a mid-week game of county cricket.

As a commentator and friend of sporting stars, Des is never short of a story to tell, or an insight to reveal, about the men and women in professional sport - their lives, their characters, their training regimes, their triumphs and their disasters. And Christopher continues to play a straight bat with his own experiences as a lifelong spectator at the highest levels of sport (and an occasional participant at the lowest).

Producer: Paul Kobrak.

SAT 08:00 Meeting Myself Coming Back (b037ghx5)
Series 5, Esther Rantzen

From "That's Life" to ChildLine and beyond, broadcaster Esther Rantzen examines her younger self in the BBC Sound archives and discusses her reaction with John Wilson.

Esther Rantzen became a fixture on people's televisions as the face of "That's Life", the consumer journalism television programme which ran for over 20 years. But she began her career in the BBC doing spot effects for drama productions and gained gradual on-screen exposure on "Braden's Week" and "Nationwide". She made several landmark films examining stillbirth and dying and her campaigns for victims of child abuse led to the formation of ChildLine.

Among the clips that she hears from the archives are an early written sketch from "That Was the Week That Was", one of her first reports from "Nationwide", the very first edition of "That's Life" and an extract from a little-known encounter with the sculptor Fiore de Henriquez who made a sculpture of the head of Esther and her new baby Emily.

Esther also discusses her relationship with her late husband Desmond Wilcox, the formation of ChildLine and her decision to stand as an independent MP.


Producer: Emma Kingsley.

SAT 09:00 Vivian Stanshall - English as Tuppence (b03yh3wc)
Vivian Stanshall was the incorrigible, adored, unpredictable, unfathomable absurdist from the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and creator of the intricate world of Rawlinson End. The legendary Neil Innes is joined by special guests including Ade Edmondson and Rick Wakeman to look at the work of his friend, collaborator and fellow Bonzo and the collision of art, humour, music and language that permeated Vivian's career.

SAT 12:00 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.

SAT 12:30 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.

SAT 13:00 Isaac Asimov's 'I, Robot': Omnibus (b08dwwrv)
Stevie is raised by a robotic childminder and the powerful bond formed changes the course of her life. Stars Hermione Norris.

SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08dwwvg)
Alan Carr

Comedian and TV presenter Alan Carr chose 'Chain of Fools' by Aretha Franklin and 'Sign of the Times' by Prince.

SAT 14:15 Sentimental Journey (b0076zsz)
Julian Lloyd Webber

Arthur Smith joins Julian Lloyd Webber in the Wye Valley. The cellist has been has been enjoying the spectacular scenery and serenity here for decades. Julian shares some of his memories and explores what the area has come to mean to him.

Producer: Joanne Coombs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.

SAT 14:45 Uncle Mort's South Country (b007jrf2)
Series 2, The Hitchhiker

Giving a lift to a passenger causes some surprises for Carter and his uncle. Peter Tinniswood's adventures with Stephen Thorne.

SAT 15:00 Meeting Myself Coming Back (b037ghx5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SAT 16:00 Saturday Drama (b018kcj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SAT 17:30 Touchline Tales (b013gcnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SAT 18:00 The Twilight Zone (b007jrd6)
Series 4, The New Exhibit

Martin Senescu is waxworks curator with special responsibility for some of the world's most infamous serial killers.

When he discovers the museum's set to be shutdown, he pleads with his boss to let him take the figures of Jack the Ripper, Albert Hicks, Henri Landru and Burke and Hare home with him. Much to the dismay of his wife, Martin becomes obsessed with the figures that live in their basement...

Written by Jerry Sohl and Charles Beaumont and adapted for radio by Dennis Etchison and JoBe Cerny.

Starring JoBe Cerny, Jim McCance, Nancy Baird and Richard Henzel - with Stacy Keach as the narrator.

Originally a cult sci-fi and horror TV series created by Rod Serling and broadcast in the USA on CBS from 1959 to 1964, The Twilight Zone was first adapted by American producer Carl Amari in 2002 as a 40-minute radio drama series.

Rod Serling had managed to electrify the new medium of television - so armed with a licence from CBS and the Serling estate, Amari's slick adaptions are based on the original TV scripts.

Actor Stacy Keach (best known here as TV detective Mike Hammer) takes Serling's original role as narrator - with a full cast, music and sound effects.

Produced and directed by Carl Amari for Falcon Picture Group.

SAT 18:40 James Follett - Wicca (b007jrxd)
Episode 1

After a UFO carrying the 'visitors' crash landed deep in a lake, the Sussex town of Pentworth has been cut off by an invisible force wall...

The second book in James Follett's 'The Silent Vulcan Trilogy'

Abridged in 8-parts by Miranda Davis.

Producer: Richard Bannerman

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2004.

SAT 19:00 Vivian Stanshall - English as Tuppence (b03yh3wc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SAT 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b03tt50t)
Series 5, Huddersfield

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 final edition of the series comes from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, the historical home of Luddism, rugby league, and Last Of The Summer Wine. Mark delights the audience at the Lawrence Batley Theatre with his views on local crime, brass bands, and by not spending any money whilst on stage.

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 (b00mr30m)
What a Wife

The tall, life-embracing shopkeeper is overlooked when Gary needs a pretend other half. With Tom Ellis. From September 2008.

SAT 23:00 4 Extra Stands Up (b03hmx6c)
4 Extra Stands Up, At the Edinburgh Fringe

Host Jo Caulfield introduces the line-up at the BBC's Big Blue Tent from the 2013 Fringe in Edinburgh:

* Ivo Graham reveals his rivalry with his younger brother
* Carl Donnelly remembers the good old days
* Paul Foot shares some disturbances
* Gary Delaney's got one-liners
* Hal Cruttenden has middle class problems
* Alistair Barrie laments growing old

Producer: Richard Melvin

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Dabster Productions.


SUNDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2017

SUN 00:00 The Twilight Zone (b007jrd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]

SUN 00:40 James Follett - Wicca (b007jrxd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:40 on Saturday]

SUN 01:00 Isaac Asimov's 'I, Robot': Omnibus (b08dwwrv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]

SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08dwwvg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]

SUN 02:15 Sentimental Journey (b0076zsz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]

SUN 02:45 Uncle Mort's South Country (b007jrf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]

SUN 03:00 Meeting Myself Coming Back (b037ghx5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]

SUN 04:00 Saturday Drama (b018kcj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]

SUN 05:30 Touchline Tales (b013gcnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]

SUN 06:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtt7)
Episode 2

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.

SUN 07:15 The Paper Round (b014qndb)
Tony Macaulay

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's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides the money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

Northern Ireland peace builder and writer Tony Macaulay recalls his paper round on the Shankill Road in 1970s Belfast with actor Bob Kingdom.

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

SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b03j9h7c)
Series 9, The Berkhamstead Job

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

When Ed's flat burns down his old nemesis, Jaz Milvain, rides to the rescue. As a "National Treasure" lots of people want to work with Jaz (or so he says) and he's got some serious investors who want him to make a movie - an action-adventure with a quirky sci-fi twist. Ed is not keen until Alex offers him a rather nice hotel to work from. So it is that Ed starts writing 'Doctor Bond', or is it 'Harry Hobbit'.....

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

SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jp5l)
Only Three Can Play

The Bishop, Archdeacon and Bishop's Chaplain regularly enjoy their own board game of imaginary railway journeys - until Noote gets distracted by an attractive neighbour...

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. With Elizabeth Proud as Christine.

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 February 1971.

SUN 08:30 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b04d0n5j)
From 09/01/1942

Can Mayor Tommy Handley save the day at the local repertory theatre?

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

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.

BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell.

Producer: Francis Worsley.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1942.

SUN 09:00 Once Upon a Time in the East: Omnibus (b08dxb5v)
Made for 4 Extra. Now based in the UK, film-maker Xiaolu Guo's story of growing up in China during times of transition. Read by Chipo Chung.

SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08dxdyl)
Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson inherits 'Blue Yodel No 6' by Jimmie Rodgers and she passes on her own Let's 'Have a Party'.

SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08dxdyn)
75 years, Michael Palin

From Elgar to Duke Ellington. Actor and writer Michael Palin shares his castaway choices with Roy Plomley. From November 1979.

SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b08dxflc)
Series 4, Live From Boston

True stories told live in in the USA: Tara Clancy introduces tales about connections, babies and overcoming life's roadblocks.

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 (b01sjn5t)
Shirley and Janie - A Journey Well-Travelled

Fi Glover presents a conversation between two women born into the traveller community who have come a long way educationally and are proud of the work they now do for the women, children and young people of the gipsy and traveller communities.

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 (b007jp5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SUN 12:30 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b04d0n5j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

SUN 13:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtt7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SUN 14:15 The Paper Round (b014qndb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]

SUN 14:30 Luke Kennard - The Transition: Omnibus (b08dxkh2)
Episode 1

Struggling Karl accepts a clickbait job that seems too good to be true. Soon his life is changed forever. Read by Bryan Dick.

SUN 15:45 Sue Townsend - The Flowers (b08dxmpc)
4 Extra Debut. It's February 14th. Florists are working overtime. But Sandra is baffled when she receives her bouquet. Read by Rosemary Martin.

SUN 16:00 Thomas Crowe - The Internet Wants a Chat (b008m46l)
What would happen if the world wide web became sentient and developed a mind of its own? There are those in the real world who are not happy...

Thomas Crowe's tragicomedy play stars Toby Jones as Binge, David Harewood as Air Vice-Marshal Brook, Anne-Marie Duff as Frances Rassell and David Holt as Gordon.

Producer: Anne Edyvean

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in August 2006.

SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b08dxmzj)
Poetry of David Gascoyne

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and picks A Burning Sound: The Poetry of David Gascoyne.

David Gascoyne talks to Sean Street about his work and his life.

Aged 16, David Gascoyne published his first book of poems in 1932. A year later his novel appeared and in 1935 his book on Surrealism. He then moved to Paris where he was friends with Salvador Dali, Andre Breton, Max Ernst and Paul Eluard.

David became highly regarded as a translator, and wrote 'Night Thoughts', one of the great radio poems of the 1950s.

David Gascoyne died in 2001 aged 85.

Producer: Julian May

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

SUN 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b03j9h7c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 18:00 Turn, Turn, Turn (b01pglt9)
In which MR James - in an effort to heal a breach between a young man and his father - tells a cautionary and chilling tale of evil and witchcraft.

One of a number of dramas written by Sheila Hodgson inspired by MR James and portraying him as the diarist of a series of fictional ghost stories.

Starring David March as James, Michael Cochrane as Charles Fenton, Gerald Cross as Sir John Cheke, Alan Lawrance as the Rev Nicholas Fenton and Colin Etherington as Mark Palgrave.

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.

SUN 18:45 Book at Bedtime (b06ptqdz)
The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains, Episode 1

Chilling revenge for a terrible crime is at the heart of Neil Gaiman's multi-award-winning novelette, inspired by a Hebridean myth and originally commissioned by the Sydney Opera House for the Graphic Festival with celebrated illustrator Eddie Campbell.

1/5. A dwarf seeks a guide to a certain cave on the Misty Isle.

Reader: Bill Paterson
Writer: Neil Gaiman

Abridged and produced by Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b08dxflc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

SUN 19:55 The Listening Project (b01sjn5t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:55 today]

SUN 20:00 Once Upon a Time in the East: Omnibus (b08dxb5v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08dxdyl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]

SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08dxdyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]

SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b03j9h7c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 22:30 The Party Party (b007w2z5)
Episode 3

Will Sir Lord Knight's campaign over the danger of ads do the business? Stars Hugh Laurie and Clive Mantle. From May 1987.

SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08dw9b4)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats again to Amanda Baker.

SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b08dd29l)
Series 16, Episode 3

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 week's cast features Luke Kempner, Alison Thea-Skot and George Fouracres.

In this edition we eavesdrop on Donald Trump and Theresa May's correspondence, have Labour call on a past leader for help and even hear Angela face some stiff competition as host...

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 C. Kumar

Script Editors: Ed Amsden and Tom Coles
Production Co-ordinator: Beverly Tagg

BBC Studios Production.

SUN 23:30 The History Plays (b01cdvb7)
Stonehouse in Alice

Written and directed by Nigel Smith and starring Tim McInnerny as John Stonehouse and Daniel Rigby as Ed Jennings. Stonehouse in Alice is the second of The History Plays, imaginary conversations set against the backdrop of real events.

It's 1974 and Ed Jennings, a cub reporter from a local paper has stumbled upon the scoop of a lifetime while on holiday in Australia. Because Leonard has found missing maverick MP, John Stonehouse.

Stonehouse recently faked his death to escape from a sea of debt, the fraud squad, his wife, and a series of misadventures back home in the UK. A charmer, a snob, an aesthete, a writer and a con man, the Walsall North MP, once one of the greatest loose cannons of his political generation, is now in hiding, shacked up with his mistress in one of the loneliest places on earth. What will be kept secret for decades, however, is that he's also a communist spy.

Ed is bright enough to know this story will make his name. It has all the ingredients; celebrity, notoriety, sex, politics and sleaze. But what it's fundamentally about is greed. And that is still seen as shocking in an MP. Chisholm knows no post-war English politician will have had such a fall from grace. Profumo only erred for lust. This is something new... and thrilling. And it turns out Stonehouse has an offer for the young reporter. One that will change both their lives.


MONDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2017

MON 00:00 Turn, Turn, Turn (b01pglt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]

MON 00:45 Book at Bedtime (b06ptqdz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]

MON 01:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtt7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]

MON 02:15 The Paper Round (b014qndb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]

MON 02:30 Luke Kennard - The Transition: Omnibus (b08dxkh2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]

MON 03:45 Sue Townsend - The Flowers (b08dxmpc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]

MON 04:00 Thomas Crowe - The Internet Wants a Chat (b008m46l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b08dxmzj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b03j9h7c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]

MON 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jp86)
Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair, The Sitter-in

When a baby goes missing, the suave sleuth and wife Steve are on the case - but can they identify a mystery man?

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

With Richard Williams as Sir Graham Forbes, Frederick Treves as Inspector Eden, James Beattie as Charlie, Peter Wilde as Terry Palmer, June Tobin as Mary Desmond, Armine Sandford as Queenie Edwards, Catherine Salkold as Madame Flaubert and Haydn Jones as Bert Walters

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard so often needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.

MON 06:30 Sex and the Single Girl (b018flpg)
Helen Gurley Brown was perhaps best known for her long editorship of US Cosmopolitan Magazine. She took a failing literary rag and turned it into the slick, sexy ladies' glossy we know today. Before that she wrote a ground-breaking guide for the unmarried professional woman, "Sex and the Single Girl". First published in 1962, it encouraged women to embrace the single life and offered advice from make-up to having an affair. It got more than a few people hot under the collar.

Fifty years on, Karen Krizanovich delves into the story behind the writing of the book and charts the enormous impact it had and continues to have today. "Sex and the Single Girl" sold two million copies in three weeks and went on to influence some of the greatest success stories of recent decades - Bridget Jones's Diary, Sex and the City and Mad Men among them. The success of the book then landed Helen Gurley Brown the role of Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan in the mid-sixties. She went on to create the "Cosmo girl" and defined the magazine's now instantly recognizable style of lipsticks and sex tips.

Presenter and single girl-about-town Karen will take a leaf out of Helen Gurley Brown's study on "how to stay single in superlative style" and will meet the writers, journalists, film and TV personalities it has inspired along the way, including Mad Men creator Mathew Weiner.

A fun, cheeky and sexy look at the changing status of the single woman through the five decades from its 1962 publication, as expressed through the books, TV and films "Sex and the Single Girl" has inspired.

Producer: Rose de Larrabeiti
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 07:00 Absolutely Delish (b08gpc9w)
Flying the Nest

By Alice Birch. 4 Extra Debut. Ed and Annie's plan for a very special family dinner goes out of the window. Stars John Henshaw and Mary Jo Randle. From May 2013.

MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b08crt6f)
Series 10, Episode 5

This week, the Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Jo Brand welcome comedian, screenwriter and Guilty Feminist podcaster Deborah Frances-White; the entomologist and bumblebee expert, Professor Dave Goulson; and "that bloke off Time Team who was Baldrick in Blackadder", Sir Tony Robinson.

This week, the Museum's Guest Committee enshrine the first Englishwoman to make a living as a professional poet, Emilia Lanier; speculate on the unusual polyphiloprogenitive strategies of virgin death watch beetles; and pay homage to the moment when Blackadder finally went "over the top".

The show was 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 (b08f0q27)
Series 2, A Slight Case of Baptism

The new baby is set to be christened in Jennifer's mother's church, and today is the day...

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, Hugo Keith-Johnston as Robin and Kevin Brennan as the Rev Chubb.

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 (b007jl9m)
Series 1, Command Decision

Captain Mainwaring gets an offer of weapons for the platoon, but there's a catch...

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, John Laurie as Private Fraser, James Beck as Private Walker, Geoffrey Lumsden as Colonel Square, David Sinclair as the Driver 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 (b00r5fk4)
Series 56, Episode 10

Nicholas Parsons chairs the devious word game with Graham Norton, Liza Tarbuck, Paul Merton and Sue Perkins. From March 2010.

MON 09:30 Anything Legal (b0088z2b)
Episode 5

Charles and George hire a secretary to boost their new business. Stars Donald Hewlett and Michael Knowles. From December 1984.

MON 10:00 Rosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the Waltz (b007628p)
Olivia wakes up on her 17th birthday knowing that something's changed - but what exactly, she doesn't yet understand.

Her very first dance, a week later, is her opportunity to try her wings in the wider world.

Rosamond Lehmann's tender classic about a young girl's adolescent rite of passage dramatised by Tina Pepler.

Stars Mary Nighy as Olivia Curtis, Rose Giarratana as Kate Curtis, Diana Quick as Mrs Curtis, Andrew Collins as Mr Curtis, David Lloyd as Uncle Oswald and Mark Meadows as Monsieur Berton.

Director: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

MON 11:00 Shorts (b00gd25d)
Series 9, The Astronaut

By Jason Donald: A lethargic jobseeker spies an opportunity to be a hero for once. Read by Iain Robertson.

MON 11:15 Melissa Murray - The Sun at Midnight (b0076yn7)
A voluntary worker at a mental hospital reads the patients a poem and one of them claims that he wrote it. It's an encounter which has astonishing results.

True-life story of how poet David Gascoyne and his wife Judy first met.

Stars Struan Rodger as David, Emma Gregory as Judy, Henry Pettigrew as Young David, Elizabeth Bell as Toni and Rachel Atkins as Marion.

Producer: Cherry Cookson.

Director : Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

MON 12:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08f0q27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jl9m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jp86)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 13:30 Sex and the Single Girl (b018flpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009jd7r)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast, Rehabilitation

After two years in prison, 19-year-old Lewis is home and keen to make amends, but what will his father do? Read by Emma Fielding.

MON 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n7kth)
Servants

Historian Amanda Vickery goes below stairs to find out about domestic workers in a household, many without a bed of their own.

MON 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmrg)
Episode 11

Marius is walking in the Luxembourg Gardens and sees Cosette. Just one glance and his life is changed forever! But Valjean is nervous...

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, Lucy Whybrow as Cosette, Jonathan Forbes as Marius, Carl Prekopp as Combeferre and Annette Badland as Toussaint.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.

MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b01f5hng)
The Great Animal Orchestra, Episode 1

Read by Nigel Lindsay.

A fascinating and unique exploration of nature's music, from plants and animals to wind and rain

Bernie Krause is the world's leading expert in natural sound. He has spent the last 40 years recording ecological soundscapes and has archived the sounds of over 15,000 species - half of the wild soundscapes he has on tape don't exist anymore because of human actions.

In The Great Animal Orchestra he invites us to listen through his ears to all three as he showcases singing trees, contrasting coasts, and the roar of the modern world. Just as streetlights engulf the stars, Krause argues that human noise is drowning out the sounds of nature, but that our focus on the visual today is blinding us to this.The Great Animal Orchestra shows why it is critical to preserve what remaining soundscapes we have, and will make you hear the world entirely differently.

Written by Bernie Krause
Adapted by Polly Coles

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

MON 15:00 Rosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the Waltz (b007628p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

MON 16:00 Just a Minute (b00r5fk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

MON 16:30 Anything Legal (b0088z2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

MON 17:00 Absolutely Delish (b08gpc9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b08crt6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 18:00 Doctor Who (b08f167c)
Serpent Crest, Aladdin Time, part 2/2

100,000 years in the future - the Skishtari Egg exerts control over Andrew, allowing him to unleash a devastating creature from within.

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

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.

MON 18:40 Short Shocks (b08f16hz)
Spirit of the House

4 Extra Debut. Suspicious Christine fears for baby Emmy who is looked after by the cool Jenny - who lies about her past. Read by Anna Massey.

MON 19:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08f0q27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jl9m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jp86)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 20:30 Sex and the Single Girl (b018flpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 21:00 Shorts (b00gd25d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

MON 21:15 Melissa Murray - The Sun at Midnight (b0076yn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b08crt6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 22:30 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008vzdy)
Series 2, Episode 2

Invention as it happens. Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney's improvised sketches driven by the audience. From February 2008.

MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra (b08f16wq)
Series 19, Episode 6

Jeremy Hardy, Francis Wheen, Kerry Godliman and Holly Walsh slalom their way through another week of headlines with Miles.

Producer: Steve Lanham
A BBC Studios Production.

MON 23:45 Crème de la Crime (b0081mpp)
Series 2, Six Feet Down Under

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore probe a death by cutlery back in 1824. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From May 2002.


TUESDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2017

TUE 00:00 Doctor Who (b08f167c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]

TUE 00:40 Short Shocks (b08f16hz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:40 on Monday]

TUE 01:00 Paul Temple (b007jp86)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]

TUE 01:30 Sex and the Single Girl (b018flpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b009jd7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]

TUE 02:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n7kth)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]

TUE 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b01f5hng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]

TUE 03:00 Rosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the Waltz (b007628p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:00 Just a Minute (b00r5fk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:30 Anything Legal (b0088z2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]

TUE 05:00 Absolutely Delish (b08gpc9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]

TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b08crt6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]

TUE 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jp92)
Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair, The Marlow Incident

With Queenie dead - will her clue help the debonair detective and wife Steve find the missing baby?

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

With Richard Williams as Sir Graham Forbes, Frederick Treves as Inspector Eden, James Beattie as Charlie, Peter Wilde as Terry Palmer, June Tobin as Mary Desmond, David Spenser as Sergeant Digby, John Stott as Bill McCall, Richard Hurndall as Roger Shelly, Jeffrey Segal as George, James Thomason as the Waiter, Hugh Manning as the Sergeant and Hilda Schroder as the Telephone Girl.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.

TUE 06:30 Blue Notes, Cold Nights (b0184rg8)
Thanks to films like "Round Midnight" we all know about black American musicians escaping racism and putting down roots in Paris. But the story of the African-American and African presence in Scandinavia has been one of Europe's best-kept secrets. Country blues singer-guitarist Eric Bibb, who learned his craft in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village but has spent much of his career in Sweden and Finland, explains how jazz and blues players such as trumpeter Don Cherry - step-father of R&B star Neneh Cherry - built new lives in exile. Dexter Gordon - the star of '"Round Midnight" was one of the pioneers, settling in Copenhagen in the early 1960s. Over the decades generous state support for musicians has helped the music scene in the region to flourish. But now that the host nations are facing their own immigration crisis, will musicians continue to find a welcome? And how easy is it to sustain creativity thousands of miles from your roots?

TUE 07:00 Control Group Six (b007529q)
Episode 1

President Frank is dead, leaving Control Group Six - the Company's experimental town - leaderless.
The hero, Dr Heaven, is looking for a job. Can the Director of the Company help?

A bizarre four-part comedy - half sketch show and half psychological thriller. Written and performed by Richard Bean, Andrew Clifford and Clive Coleman. With Geraldine Fitzgerald and Mandy Knight.

Control Group Six is a company town, like any other with a high murder-rate. But only one man possesses the experience, the post-Jungian insight and the gullibility to enter such a dangerous environment - Dr Heaven, company psychologist.

Producer: Colin Swash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

TUE 07:30 Jake Yapp Saves Humanity in 28 Minutes (b087p7m4)
Satirist Jake Yapp attempts to save humanity from its ills though the power of stand-up and sketch comedy.

In this pilot episode Jake turns his attention to the pernicious evil of TV advertisements, breaking down the five main formats used to peddle us products.

Performed by Jake Yapp, George Fouracres and Susan Wokoma
Written by Jake Yapp with additional material from Liam Beirne and Robin Morgan
Produced by Joe Nunnery
A BBC Studios Production.

TUE 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jmlj)
Series 4, The Three Feathers

Harold Steptoe is convinced a commode will make him rich.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Douglas Blackwell and Leslie Heritage

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 Radio 2 in February 1972.

TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b01b38kf)
Ban the Wotsit

Lamb clears out a lot of rubbish, but the junk is mistaken for a secret weapon. With Richard Murdoch. Re-recorded in April 1980.

TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra (b08f16wq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]

TUE 09:45 Crème de la Crime (b0081mpp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]

TUE 10:00 Rosamond Lehmann - The Weather in the Streets (b007669m)
4 Extra Debut. Living a faintly bohemian life in 1930s London, Olivia meets Rollo again - and they embark on a secret affair. Stars Eve Best.

TUE 11:00 Shorts (b00gd5hq)
Series 9, The Intelligence of Hearts

By Cynthia Rogerson: A gallery attendant muses on love and loneliness whilst on the job. Read by Paul Young.

TUE 11:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007rfcf)
Age Gap

Two women are thrown together in a rest home. Dark comedy about growing older. Stars Phyllida Law and Imelda Staunton.

TUE 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jmlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b01b38kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jp92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 13:30 Blue Notes, Cold Nights (b0184rg8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009jd80)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast, Sunday

Any hopes of a brave new beginning for Lewis have been dashed. Tensions at home are mounting. Read by Emma Fielding.

TUE 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n7kt7)
Bachelors

Historian Amanda Vickery investigates the complicated arrangements that limited a man's search for a suitable wife.

TUE 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmrx)
Episode 12

Cosette is entangled in a plot hatched by the evil Thenardiers to catch Jean Valjean. Joss Ackland and David Schofield star in Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love.

TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b01fcmh8)
The Great Animal Orchestra, Episode 2

Read by Nigel Lindsay.

The sounds of the geophony were the first sounds on earth - and this element of the soundscape is the context in which animal voices, and even important aspects of human sonic culture, evolved'. Bernie Krause explores the soundscapes of the non-animal world.

Bernie Krause is the world's leading expert in natural sound. He has spent the last 40 years recording ecological soundscapes and has archived the sounds of over 15,000 species - half of the wild soundscapes he has on tape don't exist anymore because of human actions.

In The Great Animal Orchestra he invites us to listen through his ears to all three as he showcases singing trees, contrasting coasts, and the roar of the modern world.


Written by Bernie Krause
Adapted by Polly Coles

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

TUE 15:00 Rosamond Lehmann - The Weather in the Streets (b007669m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

TUE 16:00 Puzzle Panel (b069ytl1)
Episode 2

Tease your brain along with Chris Maslanka, Anne Bradford, Professor David Singmaster and Paul Lamford. From June 1998.

TUE 16:30 Tony's (b00ty00c)
Series 2, Under Investigation

The hair salon is getting unexpected customers - could the taxman be sniffing around?

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: Chris Emmett, Nick Tate and Sonia Fraser.

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 Control Group Six (b007529q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

TUE 17:30 Jake Yapp Saves Humanity in 28 Minutes (b087p7m4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 18:00 Doctor Who (b08f4sjx)
Serpent Crest, Hexford Invasion, part 1/2

The Fourth Doctor is reunited with his TARDIS. But Mike Yates turns up with someone claiming to be the Second Doctor...

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

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Nerys Hughes as Deirdre, Joanna Tope as Tish, Cornelius Garrett as the Reverend Tongue and David Troughton as The Visitor.

Producer: Kate Thomas

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

TUE 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007k4rl)
Series 2, Al Read

Mark Radcliffe presents a profile of the sausage-maker from Salford who became one of Britain's most popular radio comedians.

TUE 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jmlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b01b38kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jp92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 20:30 Blue Notes, Cold Nights (b0184rg8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 21:00 Shorts (b00gd5hq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

TUE 21:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007rfcf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

TUE 22:00 Jake Yapp Saves Humanity in 28 Minutes (b087p7m4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 22:30 2000 Years of Radio (b00769xp)
Series 2, Greensleeves FM

It's a right royal knockabout as Henry VIII wants a son. Recreation of the wireless archives with Al Holloway. From October 2002.

TUE 22:45 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b007qs2d)
Series 1, Mobiles

The comedian looks at the everyday irritations of using portable telephones. With Sarah Kennedy. From September 2003.

TUE 23:00 The Nick Revell Show (b007jp51)
Series 1, Episode 3

The writer's mate Craig proves a headache, while Vince the geranium encounters a bee. With Alistair McGowan. From February 1992.

TUE 23:30 Delve Special (b007jmq1)
Series 3, City Limits

David Lander probes shady shenanigans in London's Square Mile. Stars Stephen Fry and Harry Enfield. From September 1986.


WEDNESDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2017

WED 00:00 Doctor Who (b08f4sjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]

WED 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007k4rl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]

WED 01:00 Paul Temple (b007jp92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]

WED 01:30 Blue Notes, Cold Nights (b0184rg8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b009jd80)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]

WED 02:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n7kt7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]

WED 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmrx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b01fcmh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]

WED 03:00 Rosamond Lehmann - The Weather in the Streets (b007669m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:00 Puzzle Panel (b069ytl1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:30 Tony's (b00ty00c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]

WED 05:00 Control Group Six (b007529q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]

WED 05:30 Jake Yapp Saves Humanity in 28 Minutes (b087p7m4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]

WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jp9h)
Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair, Introducing Mr Droste

More mystery, as the debonair detective sets out to unravel the secret behind Mrs Desmond's gloves.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

With Richard Williams as Sir Graham Forbes, Peter Wilde as Terry Palmer, John Scott as Bill McCall, Richard Hurndall as Roger Shelly, Simon Lack as Philip Droste, Grizelda Hervey as Vanessa Droste, John Cazabon as Eddie, Leigh Crutchley as the Taxi Driver, John Bryning as Charles Marett and Beryl Calder as the Telephone Girl.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.

WED 06:30 Doing It in the Street (b011cffl)
Actor and academic Martin Reeve occasionally takes to the streets under the performance name of Mr Lucky, the Man with the Raining Umbrella. It's an act he's been doing for the last twenty-five years or so, since he first teamed up with street theatre company Avanti Display. He's fascinated by the way that street theatre, or outdoor performance which is free and accessible to anyone passing by, affects our perceptions of the spaces around us: shopping centres, streets and squares, buildings, parks and public places. For him, it's a more radical and dangerous art form than might be imagined, with its roots in the political turbulence of the 1960s when companies like Welfare State International decided to take art and performance out of theatres and galleries onto the streets as a deliberate counter-cultural tactic. Although it may now feel less radical, often confined to festivals, civic celebrations and corporate entertainment, he believes street theatre can still make us see the world differently, and stop traffic momentarily to make the familiar seem, just for a moment, unfamiliar and extraordinary.

WED 07:00 An Actor's Life for Me (b007v206)
Series 1, May the Farce Be With You

Robert is all set for a new West End stage romp, but the real farce occurs before the curtain rises. Stars John Gordon-Sinclair.

WED 07:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b08csqyb)
Series 3, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Sitcom about comedian Stephen K Amos's teenage years in 1980s South London. Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.
Relationships in the Amos household are strained by a new arrival.
Starring Ellen Thomas, Laurie Kynaston, Stephen K Amos, Frances Barber, 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 (b007jn2r)
The USA Navigator Swap

Sub-Lieutenant Phillips heads for a warship exchange, but ends up the victim of espionage.

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 Tanya, Michael Bates as the Padre 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 May 1972.

WED 08:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007s5g6)
Almost a Gentleman

Overlooked in the New Year's Honours, the lad brushes up on his social etiquette skills.

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 (b01h646f)
Series 9, Episode 6

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. Miles Jupp, Susan Calman, Marcus Brigstocke and Alan Davies are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: Goats, Singing, Glue and Painting.

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


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

WED 09:30 Second Holmes (b015frk0)
The Case of the Maltese Pearls

The grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson probe the mysterious theft of a necklace. Stars Peter Egan. From January 1983.

WED 10:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snl4p)
Episode 1

Farmer John Ridd always hated the Doones, until he met Lorna. 17th-century romance set on Exmoor in Devon. Stars David Schofield and Alison Pettit.

WED 11:00 Shorts (b00gdw6y)
Series 9, Pillars of the Community

Comedy by Anneliese Mackintosh.

A young woman attends a dinner party hosted by her neighbours, who seem to be hiding something.

Read by Natalie Bennett.

WED 11:15 Nick Darke - Bawcock's Eve (b05y3yj2)
It's a Cornish mid-winter in Mousehole, and Gran has taken in a mysterious stranger. Stars Barbara Jefford and Ben Crowe.

WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007jn2r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007s5g6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jp9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 13:30 Doing It in the Street (b011cffl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009jd86)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast, Temptation

As Lewis struggles to work out exactly what Tamsin wants, their relationship reaches a crisis. Read by Emma Fielding.

WED 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n7kt9)
Spinsters

Historian Amanda Vickery presents a series which reveals the hidden history of home over 400 years. She draws on first-hand accounts from letters and diaries, many of which have never been heard before. Including songs which have been specially recorded for the series.

When we think of the history of home, the cosy experiences of the nuclear family spring easiest to mind. But what of those who had no family or home of their own?

Probably as many as one in five women never married in 18th-century England. What about their story? What did the comforts of home mean for them? Prof Vickery tells the story of one admirable and disabled spinster, whose letters she discovered in a record office in Reading.

Readers: Deborah Findlay, John Sessions, Madeleine Brolly and Simon Tcherniak.

Singers: Gwyneth Herbert and Thomas Guthrie, with David Owen Norris at the keyboard.

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmsd)
Episode 13

Jean Valjean is in mortal danger, but can Marius summon Inspector Javert to save him? Stars Joss Ackland and Patsy Palmer.

WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b01fcmyg)
The Great Animal Orchestra, Episode 3

Read by Nigel Lindsay.

Why do giraffes vocalize in frequencies so low that we can't hear them with our ears alone? Why do anemones make sound? Did you know that ants can sing? Bernie Krause reveals the extraordinarily diverse sounds of earth's 'biophony'.

Bernie Krause is the world's leading expert in natural sound. He has spent the last 40 years recording ecological soundscapes and has archived the sounds of over 15,000 species - half of the wild soundscapes he has on tape don't exist anymore because of human actions.

In The Great Animal Orchestra he invites us to listen through his ears to all three as he showcases singing trees, contrasting coasts, and the roar of the modern world.

Written by Bernie Krause
Adapted by Polly Coles

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

WED 15:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snl4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

WED 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01h646f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

WED 16:30 Second Holmes (b015frk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

WED 17:00 An Actor's Life for Me (b007v206)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

WED 17:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b08csqyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 18:00 Doctor Who (b08f5rfx)
Serpent Crest, Hexford Invasion, part 2/2

An irresistible alien power is intent on moving the hamlet of Hexford in search of something hidden beneath.

Part of Paul Magrs' five-story adventure.

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Nerys Hughes as Deirdre, Joanna Tope as Tish, Cornelius Garrett as the Reverend Tongue and David Troughton as The Visitor.

Producer: Kate Thomas

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

WED 18:30 Off the Page (b00svndm)
Lost

Provocative and thoughtful new writing and discussion, presented by Dominic Arkwright.
British backpacker, Jamie Neale, was given up for dead when he was lost for two weeks in the Australian bush last year. He joins Louise Doughty and Hugh Thomson as all three write about and share their experiences of being Lost.
Produced by Beatrice Fenton.

WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007jn2r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 19:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007s5g6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jp9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 20:30 Doing It in the Street (b011cffl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 21:00 Shorts (b00gdw6y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

WED 21:15 Nick Darke - Bawcock's Eve (b05y3yj2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

WED 22:00 What Does the K Stand For? (b08csqyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 22:30 My First Planet (b01gg8h2)
Series 1, The Noticeboard of Doom

Written by Phil Whelans

Day 27 and the colonists are torn between Richard's newsletter and Archer's hot pants. And which is more dangerous - Brian's monkey wrench or Lillian's "vitamin" drink"?

A sitcom set on a shiny new planet where we ask the question - if humankind were to colonise 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.

Personnel
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 colonise space, is it destined to succumb to self-interest, prejudice and infighting? (By the way, the answer's "yes". Sorry.)

Produced & directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive Television Ltd Production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08fshv4)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Diane Morgan chats to comedy writers Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris.

WED 23:00 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b01p7l07)
Series 2, Cultural Heroes

Iolo Morgannwg, Lady Llanover and Michael Heseltine. Determining the ultimate heroes of Wales. From December 2012.

WED 23:30 Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years (b0089lxf)
Turning 40

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero's pun-fest, with a distraught Robin Wood turning 40 and The Archers goes sci-fi. From August 1998.


THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2017

THU 00:00 Doctor Who (b08f5rfx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]

THU 00:30 Off the Page (b00svndm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]

THU 01:00 Paul Temple (b007jp9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]

THU 01:30 Doing It in the Street (b011cffl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b009jd86)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]

THU 02:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n7kt9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]

THU 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmsd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b01fcmyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]

THU 03:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snl4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01h646f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:30 Second Holmes (b015frk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]

THU 05:00 An Actor's Life for Me (b007v206)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]

THU 05:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b08csqyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]

THU 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jp9x)
Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair, Boulevard Seminaire

The mystery glove trail leads the suave detective and his wife to a rendezvous in Paris.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

With Richard Williams as Sir Graham Forbes, John Scott as Bill McCall, Simon Lack as Philip Droste, Grizelda Hervey as Vanessa Droste, John Bryning as Charles Marett, Jon Farrell as Luke, Betty Baskcomb as the Telephone operator, Rolf Lefebvre as Louis Franz, David March as the Waiter and Beatrice Ormonde as the Receptionist/Lady.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.

THU 06:30 Isaac Julien's Guide to Artists Filmmaking (b00xhh2d)
We hear from leading artists working with the moving image - Christian Marclay whose celebrated 24 hour film Clock, is a play on time.

Tacita Dean, committed to the traditional medium of film, describes her roots in pictorial image making and her love of celluloid.

Gillian Wearing discusses her ambivalence to narrative and acting in her new cinema film Self Made. We capture the spirit of artist filmmaking at a screening of films on the platform of Hackney Downs station, where the context of the screen is important to the films shown.

We also hear how Isaac, originally a cinema film director now shows in gallery spaces, working to break down the barriers that exist between different artistic disciplines - film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture, trying to unite these into something he calls a visual narrative.

We discuss the role of the Film Council, BBC and the BFI in working with artists to produce innovative films in Britain.

We chart the rise of artists working in film, moving out of the shadow and the constraints imposed cinema film making.

Producer: Kate Bland
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 07:00 Dry Slopes (b00ln0q8)
Series 1, The Lost Boys

With no job or friends and living with his busy mum, Angus Dry tries recapturing his youth. Stars Nick Ball. From April 1995.

THU 07:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06vn6zy)
Series 2, Episode 3

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 expat, cynical Ian (Danny Robins), an unending source of (slightly misleading) information, and Soran (Farshad Kohlgi of The Killing), a Danish Kurd with Swedophobia.

Episode 3: Everything works so well in Sweden that Geoff misses complaining about life. It's making him homesick. Then Ian suggests they try making a satirical podcast about Sweden - with seismic results.

Writer: Danny Robins
Additional Material by Ben Kersley

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

THU 08:00 Stop Messing About! (b00cft0x)
Series 1, Episode 10

Happy campers on holiday - and Tarzan swings in with Jane and Cheetah.

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 Know Your Place (b01852w0)
Lift Off

Jobsworth caretaker Ramsay Potts' love of rules sparks catastrophe for an MP in a lift. Stars Roy Dotrice. From January 1982.

THU 09:00 All the Way From Memphis (b00j26h0)
Series 1, Episode 2

James Walton's pop music history quiz with Andrew Collins, Tracey MacLeod, Carol Decker and David Hepworth. From December 2004.

THU 09:30 Nineteen Ninety-Four (b0148r4n)
Progress Is Power

Edward's knack for blunt honesty gets him noticed in a bad way. Orwellian sitcom starring Robert Lindsay. From April 1985.

THU 10:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snrxb)
Episode 2

Murderer Carver Doone tries to starve Lorna into marrying him, but John has other ideas. Stars Alison Pettit and Kim Durham.

THU 11:00 I Refuse (b01qkqr3)
My Son, Emmett Till

First in a series of three short stories commissioned to mark the centenary of the birth of the American Civil Rights heroine Rosa Parks, who famously refused to move seats on an Alabama bus to accommodate white passengers. The stories illustrate moments of resistance and are inspired by acts of determination and non-cooperation, committed by ordinary people (real or imagined) fighting against prevailing attitudes and political authority.

Today, writer Fred D'Aguiar focuses upon a true story, a moment of resistance which helped to ignite the American Civil Rights Movement. In August 1955, a fourteen year old black boy, Emmett Till, who was visiting relatives in Mississippi, was murdered by two white men because he had whistled at a white woman. When his badly beaten body was recovered, his mother refused to allow the coffin lid to be closed: she wanted the world to see what had been done to her son.

It was an act that galvanised the emerging civil rights movement. Three months later, in Montgomery Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat. She is quoted as saying: "I thought about Emmett Till, and I could not go back. My legs and feet were not hurting, that is a stereotype. I paid the same fare as others, and I felt violated. I was not going back."

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

THU 11:15 Simon Passmore - Offshore (b048616n)
A trip to France with her husband on a luxury motor yacht turns Sam's life upside down. Taut thriller starring Nadine Marshall.

THU 12:00 Stop Messing About! (b00cft0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 12:30 Know Your Place (b01852w0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jp9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 13:30 Isaac Julien's Guide to Artists Filmmaking (b00xhh2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009jd8g)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast, Revelations

Fleeing from her brutal father, Kit confronts Lewis and they both learn the other's dark secret. Read by Emma Fielding.

THU 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n7ktc)
Widows

Historian Amanda Vickery presents a series which reveals the hidden history of home over 400 years. She draws on first-hand accounts from letters and diaries, many of which have never been heard before. Including songs which have been specially recorded for the series.

When we think of the history of home, the cosy experiences of the nuclear family spring easiest to mind. But what of those who had no family or home of their own?

Widows had enormous status and power in the 18th century. And for some women, the death of a spouse was a fairytale release. This programme tells the story of the richest widow in England, Elizabeth Montagu, and how she spent her late husband's coal fortune.

Readers: Deborah Findlay, John Sessions, Madeleine Brolly and Simon Tcherniak.

Singers: Gwyneth Herbert and Thomas Guthrie, with David Owen Norris at the keyboard.

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmsv)
Episode 14

Eponine has found out where Cosette is living, but will she tell Marius? Stars Joss Ackland, Lucy Whybrow and Patsy Palmer.

THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b01fcmz1)
The Great Animal Orchestra, Episode 4

Read by Nigel Lindsay.

Krause explores how 'organisms evolve to acoustically structure their signals in special relationships to one another - co operative or competitive - much like an orchestral ensemble.'

Bernie Krause is the world's leading expert in natural sound. He has spent the last 40 years recording ecological soundscapes and has archived the sounds of over 15,000 species - half of the wild soundscapes he has on tape don't exist anymore because of human actions.

In The Great Animal Orchestra he invites us to listen through his ears to all three as he showcases singing trees, contrasting coasts, and the roar of the modern world.

Written by Bernie Krause
Adapted by Polly Coles

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

THU 15:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snrxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

THU 16:00 All the Way From Memphis (b00j26h0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

THU 16:30 Nineteen Ninety-Four (b0148r4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

THU 17:00 Dry Slopes (b00ln0q8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

THU 17:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06vn6zy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 18:00 Doctor Who (b08f5wck)
Serpent Crest, Survivors in Space, part 1/2

Propelled to a barren moon in a strange galaxy, life proves challenging for the residents of the hamlet of Hexford...

Part of Paul Magrs' five-story adventure.

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, David Troughton as The Visitor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Cornelius Garrett as the Reverend Tongue, Sam Hoare as Lucius, Joanna Tope as Tish and Nerys Hughes as Deirdre.

Producer: Kate Thomas

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

THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00d44xq)
Series 16, Alan Freed

Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris.

Bob Harris nominates Alan Freed, the first ever rock 'n' roll DJ. A champion of black rhythm and blues, Freed's meteoric career was cut short when he faced allegations of commercial bribery, and he died a penniless alcoholic.

THU 19:00 Stop Messing About! (b00cft0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 19:30 Know Your Place (b01852w0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jp9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 20:30 Isaac Julien's Guide to Artists Filmmaking (b00xhh2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 21:00 I Refuse (b01qkqr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

THU 21:15 Simon Passmore - Offshore (b048616n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

THU 22:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06vn6zy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 22:30 Newsjack (b08ffg4d)
Series 16, Episode 4

This week's stories bashed, mashed and moulded into sketches, one-liners and vox-pops. Trying to make sense of it all is new host, Angela Barnes.

THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08fshv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:55 on Wednesday]

THU 23:00 Rubbish (b00770kq)
Series 1, Whistleblower

Is local government officer Martin to blame for the notorious Dalek of Death compost bins? Stars Reece Dinsdale. From October 2006.

THU 23:30 Old Harry's Game (b00j7vtm)
Series 7, Episode 6

Satan has worked how to return baby Patrick to Earth behind God's back.

But God is all-seeing and knows what Satan is up to. And now God is pretty angry.

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

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 17 FEBRUARY 2017

FRI 00:00 Doctor Who (b08f5wck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]

FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b00d44xq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]

FRI 01:00 Paul Temple (b007jp9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]

FRI 01:30 Isaac Julien's Guide to Artists Filmmaking (b00xhh2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b009jd8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]

FRI 02:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n7ktc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]

FRI 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmsv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b01fcmz1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]

FRI 03:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00snrxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:00 All the Way From Memphis (b00j26h0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:30 Nineteen Ninety-Four (b0148r4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]

FRI 05:00 Dry Slopes (b00ln0q8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]

FRI 05:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06vn6zy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]

FRI 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jpbb)
Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair, Roger Shelley Makes a Suggestion

The debonair detective and his wife are in Paris, when the telephone rings with a long distance call...

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

With Richard Williams as Sir Graham Forbes, Frederick Treves as Inspector Eden, Peter Wilde as Terry Palmer, June Tobin as Mary Desmond, John Scott as Bill McCall, Simon Lack as Philip Droste, Betty Baskcomb as the Telephone Operator, Rolf Lefebvre as Louis Franz, John Graham as Dr Foy and Richard Hurndall as Roger Shelly.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.

FRI 06:30 The Luddite Lament (b0112y4d)
In The Luddite Lament, the award winning folk singer John Tams looks back at the machine breakers of the 19th century, through the prism of the songs they inspired.

Two hundred years ago parts of Britain were on the brink of rebellion - and you could be imprisoned for singing a song. There were said to be more troops on the border of Yorkshire and Lancashire than on the Continent with Wellington. The reason? Men armed with hammers, pikes and even guns were attacking mills in protest at the introduction of new machinery. Luddism began in the Midlands in 1811 and swept northwards to Yorkshire and then Lancashire.

In just one month in 1812 a mill was attacked by over a hundred men, two Luddites were killed, a manufacturer was shot dead and then, to add to the air of fear and paranoia, the Prime Minister was assassinated. Spies and informers crisscrossed the Luddite areas passing what information they could to the authorities - but the Luddites were notoriously difficult to infiltrate. They sang songs about their exploits - about hardship, about machine breaking and about their hero General Ludd. This programme examines the story of the Luddites using some of those songs.

FRI 07:00 Miracles R Us (b00sg1hh)
Domestic Arrangements

The man lurking outside turns out not to be the private detective Sylvia supposes, but a potential client. He has inadvertently encouraged a middle-aged American academic, in whom he has no romantic interest, to have hopes of a shared future. She is arriving next week. Can MiraclesRus help?

Caroline...............................Deborah Findlay
Sylvia...............................Anna Massey
James Linnet ...........................David Horovitch
Mary Beth Haldeman............... Laura Shavin
Pianist...............................Jeremy Limb

Written by Lesley Bruce

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

Music and stings from the music of Nick Drake. Theme: "When the Day is Done" and stings: "Time of No Reply" and "Cello Song".

FRI 07:30 Guilt Trip (b07m7833)
Episode 2

Comedy drama in which Felicity Montagu (Lynn in Alan Partridge and Mrs Mainwaring in the Dad's Army fiilm) 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 Ros and her now dead ex bought to-gether 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.

It's day six of the walk and Ros is concerned that they aren't doing enough to revive the bond between them, while Laura is worried that she doesn't have a passion and focus in her life. Will they both find what they are looking for?

Also starring Tim Key and Javone Prince. The producer was Jane Berthoud, it was a BBC Radio Comedy production.

FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00f6r5f)
Series 2, Episode 1

A trendy couple debate "what's in and what's out" - and a lonesome two-headed giant.

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

Stars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.

Written by John Cleese, Graeme Garden, Tony Hendra, Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer and Hugh Woodhouse.

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 Jean Hart with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1965.

FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b00j5h2x)
Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Downing Street is keen on atom-free rubbish in case of radiation, but so are the Russians. Stars Harry Secombe. From January 1959.

FRI 09:00 Who Goes There? (b00lbnyx)
Series 2, Episode 6

Martin Young's famous people quiz. With Francis Wheen, Fred Housego, Carmen Callil and Victoria Glendinning. From July 1998.

FRI 09:30 Are You From the Bugle? (b01j0sfh)
Royal Flush

Butterthwaite's frustrated reporter Graham lands an unexpected scoop. Stars Jeffrey Holland and Robert Beck. From May 1996.

FRI 10:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00sp1f1)
Episode 3

When Lorna is taken to London, John fears he has lost her forever. And Carver has murderous plans. Stars Alison Pettit.

FRI 11:00 I Refuse (b01qnv2t)
Hamid in the Playhouse

New short story by the award-winning author Helen Dunmore. A woman in her sixties faces a terrible dilemma when she discovers a student from the neighbouring block of flats hiding in her grandson's playhouse: Hamid is wanted for questioning by the anti-terrorist squad.

This is the second in a series of three short stories commissioned to mark the centenary of the birth of the American Civil Rights heroine Rosa Parks, who famously refused to move seats on an Alabama bus to accommodate white passengers. The stories illustrate moments of resistance and are inspired by acts of determination and non-cooperation, committed by ordinary people (real or imagined) fighting against prevailing attitudes and political authority.

Read by Joanna Tope.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

FRI 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b04d4t9r)
Margaret Wilkinson - Nocturne

Margaret Wilkinson's moving and haunting drama about secrets and lies.

Judith wants to get closer to her mother but is too frightened to open up and ask for the help she needs. Her mother, Anna, has a secret she's never shared with her daughter and time is running out. When Judith becomes her mother's carer, their lack of communication intensifies. Can these women, forced into intimate proximity hold onto their secrets?

PIANIST.....Emily Hooker
Directed by Nadia Molinari.

FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00f6r5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b00j5h2x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jpbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 13:30 The Luddite Lament (b0112y4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009jd8q)
Sadie Jones - The Outcast, Resolution

Lewis has hidden in the woods for two days, determined to save Kit from further brutality. Concluded by Emma Fielding.

FRI 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00n7ktf)
Two Widowers

Historian Amanda Vickery presents a series which reveals the hidden history of home over 400 years. She draws on first-hand accounts from letters and diaries, many of which have never been heard before. Including songs which have been specially recorded for the series.

When we think of the history of home, the cosy experiences of the nuclear family spring easiest to mind. But what of those who had no family or home of their own?

The story of two different widowers and their desperate search for a new wife, based on original material from two unusual sets of diaries which Prof Vickery found in Lincoln.

Readers: Deborah Findlay, John Sessions, Madeleine Brolly and Simon Tcherniak.

Singers: Gwyneth Herbert and Thomas Guthrie, with David Owen Norris at the keyboard.

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmtb)
Episode 15

Love is in the air in the Rue Plumet. But why is Jean Valjean so obsessed with secrecy? Stars Joss Ackland and Lucy Whybrow.

FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b01fcn00)
The Great Animal Orchestra, Episode 5

Read by Nigel Lindsay.

Having explored the worlds of inanimate and animal sound, Krause turns to the sounds and noises generated by modern human beings and their effects on the non-human world around them.

Bernie Krause is the world's leading expert in natural sound. He has spent the last 40 years recording ecological soundscapes and has archived the sounds of over 15,000 species - half of the wild soundscapes he has on tape don't exist anymore because of human actions.

In The Great Animal Orchestra he invites us to listen through his ears to all three as he showcases singing trees, contrasting coasts, and the roar of the modern world.

Written by Bernie Krause
Adapted by Polly Coles

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

FRI 15:00 RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone (b00sp1f1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

FRI 16:00 Who Goes There? (b00lbnyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

FRI 16:30 Are You From the Bugle? (b01j0sfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

FRI 17:00 Miracles R Us (b00sg1hh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

FRI 17:30 Guilt Trip (b07m7833)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 18:00 Doctor Who (b08fjg55)
Serpent Crest, Survivors in Space, part 2/2

The Fourth Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey finally track down the hamlet of Hexford, just as the Skishtari Egg is about to hatch...

The final part of Paul Magrs' five-story adventure.

Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, David Troughton as The Visitor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Cornelius Garrett as the Reverend Tongue, Sam Hoare as Lucius, Joanna Tope as Tish and Nerys Hughes as Deirdre.

Producer: Kate Thomas

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

FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b01cjwtn)
Series 13, The Hallelujah Chorus

Stirring, emotional and unmistakable: The Hallelujah chorus from Handel's Messiah is the subject of this week's Soul Music.

The Alzheimer's Society runs a group called 'Singing for the Brain'. It's for people with dementia or Alzheimers and their carers who come together to sing in a group. As music is tied so closely to emotional memories, often lyrics and music remain firmly fixed in the brain, even though other memories have died away.

Julia Burton of the Alzheimer's Society recalls the power of the Hallelujah Chorus, as performed at a special event by Singing for the Brain groups in Wiltshire and Dorset.

Mrs Vera Fiton, whose late husband - Ted - had dementia talks about how important the weekly singing group was for both of them. Taking Ted from his care home to 'do the Hallelujah' was a weekly highlight, he enjoyed it so much, Vera recalls, that he'd still be singing in the taxi on the way home.

Carol Pemberton, of the Birmingham-based a capella quintet 'Black Voices', took part in the reopening concert of Birmingham Town Hall in 2007. The programme director suggested they sing The Messiah, but not as Handel intended, rather a daring interpretation arranged by Quincy Jones, called the 'Soulful Messiah'. It's a soul/gospel version which has to be heard to be believed! Carol describes performing it as one of the biggest highs of her career to date.

Jennifer Blakeley runs Alphabet Photography, a photo company based in Niagara Falls in Canada. She came up with the idea of staging a Flash Mob to promote her company. The Hallelujah Chorus had long been a favourite piece, and she - along with her local choir - set up a flash-mob in a local shopping mall. The result was emotional, extraordinary... and achieved so much more than the intended aim to boost her business. Passers by , not linked with the choir, joined in... others cried, emotions ran high. And the resulting You Tube video has now attracted over 37 million hits.

Paul Spicer, composer, conductor and organist, describes the historical backdrop to Handel's exhilarating composition.

Producer: Karen Gregor.

FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00f6r5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b00j5h2x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jpbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 20:30 The Luddite Lament (b0112y4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 21:00 I Refuse (b01qnv2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

FRI 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b04d4t9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

FRI 22:00 Guilt Trip (b07m7833)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 22:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b00xw276)
Series 3, Episode 4

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

This week's agenda:

1) Civil Partnerships to be Made Available to Heterosexual Couples

2) Introduce a Government Department for Externalities

3) A Traffic Ban During Rush-Hour

Plus a wide range of "Any Other Business" suggestions from the studio audience.

FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08gdmfd)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Iain Stirling.

FRI 23:00 The Boosh (b007jmhj)
Tundra

Howard and Vince try to find new attractions for the surreal zoo. Stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. From November 2001.

FRI 23:30 Ectoplasm (b007vgvc)
The Curse of Tutancommon

Egypt, where Edwardian adventurer Lord Zimbabwe swashes a buckle or two. Stars Dan Freedman and Nick Romero. From July 2000.



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 (b00769xp)

4 Extra Stands Up 23:00 SAT (b03hmx6c)

Absolutely Delish 07:00 MON (b08gpc9w)

Absolutely Delish 17:00 MON (b08gpc9w)

Absolutely Delish 05:00 TUE (b08gpc9w)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 FRI (b04d4t9r)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 FRI (b04d4t9r)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:00 SUN (b007jp5l)

All Gas and Gaiters 12:00 SUN (b007jp5l)

All the Way From Memphis 12:30 SAT (b00hy94k)

All the Way From Memphis 09:00 THU (b00j26h0)

All the Way From Memphis 16:00 THU (b00j26h0)

All the Way From Memphis 04:00 FRI (b00j26h0)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 SAT (b00n4wyq)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 MON (b00n7kth)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 TUE (b00n7kth)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 TUE (b00n7kt7)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 WED (b00n7kt7)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 WED (b00n7kt9)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 THU (b00n7kt9)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 THU (b00n7ktc)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 FRI (b00n7ktc)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 FRI (b00n7ktf)

An Actor's Life for Me 07:00 WED (b007v206)

An Actor's Life for Me 17:00 WED (b007v206)

An Actor's Life for Me 05:00 THU (b007v206)

Anything Legal 09:30 MON (b0088z2b)

Anything Legal 16:30 MON (b0088z2b)

Anything Legal 04:30 TUE (b0088z2b)

Are You From the Bugle? 04:30 SAT (b01hpx3f)

Are You From the Bugle? 09:30 FRI (b01j0sfh)

Are You From the Bugle? 16:30 FRI (b01j0sfh)

Backstage Tales 01:30 SAT (b017x4fl)

Blue Notes, Cold Nights 06:30 TUE (b0184rg8)

Blue Notes, Cold Nights 13:30 TUE (b0184rg8)

Blue Notes, Cold Nights 20:30 TUE (b0184rg8)

Blue Notes, Cold Nights 01:30 WED (b0184rg8)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b009fspj)

Book at Bedtime 18:45 SUN (b06ptqdz)

Book at Bedtime 00:45 MON (b06ptqdz)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b009jd7r)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b009jd7r)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b009jd80)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b009jd80)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b009jd86)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b009jd86)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b009jd8g)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b009jd8g)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b009jd8q)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b04snl1n)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b01f5hng)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b01f5hng)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b01fcmh8)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b01fcmh8)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b01fcmyg)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b01fcmyg)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b01fcmz1)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b01fcmz1)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b01fcn00)

Classic Serial 03:00 SAT (b01slrj9)

Control Group Six 07:00 TUE (b007529q)

Control Group Six 17:00 TUE (b007529q)

Control Group Six 05:00 WED (b007529q)

Crème de la Crime 23:45 MON (b0081mpp)

Crème de la Crime 09:45 TUE (b0081mpp)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jl9m)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jl9m)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jl9m)

Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years 23:30 WED (b0089lxf)

Delve Special 23:30 TUE (b007jmq1)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b08dxdyn)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b08dxdyn)

Doctor Who 00:00 SAT (b08dd3sc)

Doctor Who 18:00 MON (b08f167c)

Doctor Who 00:00 TUE (b08f167c)

Doctor Who 18:00 TUE (b08f4sjx)

Doctor Who 00:00 WED (b08f4sjx)

Doctor Who 18:00 WED (b08f5rfx)

Doctor Who 00:00 THU (b08f5rfx)

Doctor Who 18:00 THU (b08f5wck)

Doctor Who 00:00 FRI (b08f5wck)

Doctor Who 18:00 FRI (b08fjg55)

Doing It in the Street 06:30 WED (b011cffl)

Doing It in the Street 13:30 WED (b011cffl)

Doing It in the Street 20:30 WED (b011cffl)

Doing It in the Street 01:30 THU (b011cffl)

Dry Slopes 07:00 THU (b00ln0q8)

Dry Slopes 17:00 THU (b00ln0q8)

Dry Slopes 05:00 FRI (b00ln0q8)

Ectoplasm 23:30 FRI (b007vgvc)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b03j9h7c)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:30 SUN (b03j9h7c)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 SUN (b03j9h7c)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:30 MON (b03j9h7c)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:00 WED (b01p7l07)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00d44xq)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b00d44xq)

Guilt Trip 05:30 SAT (b07lhg2q)

Guilt Trip 07:30 FRI (b07m7833)

Guilt Trip 17:30 FRI (b07m7833)

Guilt Trip 22:00 FRI (b07m7833)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:30 WED (b007s5g6)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:30 WED (b007s5g6)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:30 WED (b007s5g6)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 TUE (b007k4rl)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 WED (b007k4rl)

I Refuse 11:00 THU (b01qkqr3)

I Refuse 21:00 THU (b01qkqr3)

I Refuse 11:00 FRI (b01qnv2t)

I Refuse 21:00 FRI (b01qnv2t)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b00f6r5f)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b00f6r5f)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b00f6r5f)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 08:30 SUN (b04d0n5j)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 12:30 SUN (b04d0n5j)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b08dwwvg)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b08dwwvg)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b08dxdyl)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 SUN (b08dxdyl)

Isaac Asimov's 'I, Robot': Omnibus 13:00 SAT (b08dwwrv)

Isaac Asimov's 'I, Robot': Omnibus 01:00 SUN (b08dwwrv)

Isaac Julien's Guide to Artists Filmmaking 06:30 THU (b00xhh2d)

Isaac Julien's Guide to Artists Filmmaking 13:30 THU (b00xhh2d)

Isaac Julien's Guide to Artists Filmmaking 20:30 THU (b00xhh2d)

Isaac Julien's Guide to Artists Filmmaking 01:30 FRI (b00xhh2d)

Jake Yapp Saves Humanity in 28 Minutes 07:30 TUE (b087p7m4)

Jake Yapp Saves Humanity in 28 Minutes 17:30 TUE (b087p7m4)

Jake Yapp Saves Humanity in 28 Minutes 22:00 TUE (b087p7m4)

Jake Yapp Saves Humanity in 28 Minutes 05:30 WED (b087p7m4)

James Follett - Wicca 18:40 SAT (b007jrxd)

James Follett - Wicca 00:40 SUN (b007jrxd)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 SAT (b007jl8w)

Just a Minute 09:00 MON (b00r5fk4)

Just a Minute 16:00 MON (b00r5fk4)

Just a Minute 04:00 TUE (b00r5fk4)

Know Your Place 08:30 THU (b01852w0)

Know Your Place 12:30 THU (b01852w0)

Know Your Place 19:30 THU (b01852w0)

Luke Kennard - The Transition: Omnibus 14:30 SUN (b08dxkh2)

Luke Kennard - The Transition: Omnibus 02:30 MON (b08dxkh2)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 SAT (b03tt50t)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 22:30 FRI (b00xw276)

Meeting Myself Coming Back 08:00 SAT (b037ghx5)

Meeting Myself Coming Back 15:00 SAT (b037ghx5)

Meeting Myself Coming Back 03:00 SUN (b037ghx5)

Melissa Murray - The Sun at Midnight 11:15 MON (b0076yn7)

Melissa Murray - The Sun at Midnight 21:15 MON (b0076yn7)

Miracles R Us 05:00 SAT (b00scx37)

Miracles R Us 07:00 FRI (b00sg1hh)

Miracles R Us 17:00 FRI (b00sg1hh)

Miranda Hart's Joke Shop 22:30 SAT (b00mr30m)

My First Planet 22:30 WED (b01gg8h2)

News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b08f16wq)

News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b08f16wq)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b08dd29l)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b08ffg4d)

Nick Darke - Bawcock's Eve 11:15 WED (b05y3yj2)

Nick Darke - Bawcock's Eve 21:15 WED (b05y3yj2)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 09:30 THU (b0148r4n)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 16:30 THU (b0148r4n)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 04:30 FRI (b0148r4n)

Not in Front of the Children 08:00 MON (b08f0q27)

Not in Front of the Children 12:00 MON (b08f0q27)

Not in Front of the Children 19:00 MON (b08f0q27)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b00svndm)

Off the Page 00:30 THU (b00svndm)

Old Harry's Game 23:30 THU (b00j7vtm)

Once Upon a Time in the East: Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b08dxb5v)

Once Upon a Time in the East: Omnibus 20:00 SUN (b08dxb5v)

Paul Temple 06:00 MON (b007jp86)

Paul Temple 13:00 MON (b007jp86)

Paul Temple 20:00 MON (b007jp86)

Paul Temple 01:00 TUE (b007jp86)

Paul Temple 06:00 TUE (b007jp92)

Paul Temple 13:00 TUE (b007jp92)

Paul Temple 20:00 TUE (b007jp92)

Paul Temple 01:00 WED (b007jp92)

Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b007jp9h)

Paul Temple 13:00 WED (b007jp9h)

Paul Temple 20:00 WED (b007jp9h)

Paul Temple 01:00 THU (b007jp9h)

Paul Temple 06:00 THU (b007jp9x)

Paul Temple 13:00 THU (b007jp9x)

Paul Temple 20:00 THU (b007jp9x)

Paul Temple 01:00 FRI (b007jp9x)

Paul Temple 06:00 FRI (b007jpbb)

Paul Temple 13:00 FRI (b007jpbb)

Paul Temple 20:00 FRI (b007jpbb)

Peter Tinniswood 11:15 TUE (b007rfcf)

Peter Tinniswood 21:15 TUE (b007rfcf)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b08dxmzj)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b08dxmzj)

Puzzle Panel 16:00 TUE (b069ytl1)

Puzzle Panel 04:00 WED (b069ytl1)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 10:00 WED (b00snl4p)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 15:00 WED (b00snl4p)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 03:00 THU (b00snl4p)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 10:00 THU (b00snrxb)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 15:00 THU (b00snrxb)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 03:00 FRI (b00snrxb)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 10:00 FRI (b00sp1f1)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 15:00 FRI (b00sp1f1)

Rosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the Waltz 10:00 MON (b007628p)

Rosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the Waltz 15:00 MON (b007628p)

Rosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the Waltz 03:00 TUE (b007628p)

Rosamond Lehmann - The Weather in the Streets 10:00 TUE (b007669m)

Rosamond Lehmann - The Weather in the Streets 15:00 TUE (b007669m)

Rosamond Lehmann - The Weather in the Streets 03:00 WED (b007669m)

Rubbish 23:00 THU (b00770kq)

Saturday Drama 06:00 SAT (b018kcj6)

Saturday Drama 16:00 SAT (b018kcj6)

Saturday Drama 04:00 SUN (b018kcj6)

Second Holmes 12:00 SAT (b0151ycp)

Second Holmes 09:30 WED (b015frk0)

Second Holmes 16:30 WED (b015frk0)

Second Holmes 04:30 THU (b015frk0)

Sentimental Journey 14:15 SAT (b0076zsz)

Sentimental Journey 02:15 SUN (b0076zsz)

Sex and the Single Girl 06:30 MON (b018flpg)

Sex and the Single Girl 13:30 MON (b018flpg)

Sex and the Single Girl 20:30 MON (b018flpg)

Sex and the Single Girl 01:30 TUE (b018flpg)

Short Shocks 00:40 SAT (b08dd69z)

Short Shocks 18:40 MON (b08f16hz)

Short Shocks 00:40 TUE (b08f16hz)

Shorts 11:00 MON (b00gd25d)

Shorts 21:00 MON (b00gd25d)

Shorts 11:00 TUE (b00gd5hq)

Shorts 21:00 TUE (b00gd5hq)

Shorts 11:00 WED (b00gdw6y)

Shorts 21:00 WED (b00gdw6y)

Simon Passmore - Offshore 11:15 THU (b048616n)

Simon Passmore - Offshore 21:15 THU (b048616n)

Soul Music 18:30 FRI (b01cjwtn)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 TUE (b007jmlj)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 TUE (b007jmlj)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 TUE (b007jmlj)

Stop Messing About! 08:00 THU (b00cft0x)

Stop Messing About! 12:00 THU (b00cft0x)

Stop Messing About! 19:00 THU (b00cft0x)

Sue Townsend - The Flowers 15:45 SUN (b08dxmpc)

Sue Townsend - The Flowers 03:45 MON (b08dxmpc)

The Boosh 23:00 FRI (b007jmhj)

The Cold Swedish Winter 07:30 THU (b06vn6zy)

The Cold Swedish Winter 17:30 THU (b06vn6zy)

The Cold Swedish Winter 22:00 THU (b06vn6zy)

The Cold Swedish Winter 05:30 FRI (b06vn6zy)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b08dw9b4)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b08fshv4)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b08fshv4)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b08gdmfd)

The Goon Show 08:30 FRI (b00j5h2x)

The Goon Show 12:30 FRI (b00j5h2x)

The Goon Show 19:30 FRI (b00j5h2x)

The History Plays 23:30 SUN (b01cdvb7)

The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 22:30 MON (b008vzdy)

The Listening Project 11:55 SUN (b01sjn5t)

The Listening Project 19:55 SUN (b01sjn5t)

The Luddite Lament 06:30 FRI (b0112y4d)

The Luddite Lament 13:30 FRI (b0112y4d)

The Luddite Lament 20:30 FRI (b0112y4d)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b01b38kf)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b01b38kf)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b01b38kf)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b08dxflc)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b08dxflc)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (b08crt6f)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (b08crt6f)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (b08crt6f)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (b08crt6f)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b007jn2r)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b007jn2r)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b007jn2r)

The Nick Revell Show 23:00 TUE (b007jp51)

The Paper Round 07:15 SUN (b014qndb)

The Paper Round 14:15 SUN (b014qndb)

The Paper Round 02:15 MON (b014qndb)

The Party Party 22:30 SUN (b007w2z5)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:45 TUE (b007qs2d)

The Twilight Zone 18:00 SAT (b007jrd6)

The Twilight Zone 00:00 SUN (b007jrd6)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 WED (b01h646f)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 WED (b01h646f)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 THU (b01h646f)

Thomas Crowe - The Internet Wants a Chat 16:00 SUN (b008m46l)

Thomas Crowe - The Internet Wants a Chat 04:00 MON (b008m46l)

Tony's 16:30 TUE (b00ty00c)

Tony's 04:30 WED (b00ty00c)

Touchline Tales 07:30 SAT (b013gcnc)

Touchline Tales 17:30 SAT (b013gcnc)

Touchline Tales 05:30 SUN (b013gcnc)

Turn, Turn, Turn 18:00 SUN (b01pglt9)

Turn, Turn, Turn 00:00 MON (b01pglt9)

Uncle Mort's South Country 14:45 SAT (b007jrf2)

Uncle Mort's South Country 02:45 SUN (b007jrf2)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b007jtt7)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus 13:00 SUN (b007jtt7)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus 01:00 MON (b007jtt7)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 SAT (b007jmqj)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 MON (b007jmrg)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 TUE (b007jmrg)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 TUE (b007jmrx)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 WED (b007jmrx)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 WED (b007jmsd)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 THU (b007jmsd)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 THU (b007jmsv)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 FRI (b007jmsv)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 FRI (b007jmtb)

Vivian Stanshall - English as Tuppence 09:00 SAT (b03yh3wc)

Vivian Stanshall - English as Tuppence 19:00 SAT (b03yh3wc)

What Does the K Stand For? 07:30 WED (b08csqyb)

What Does the K Stand For? 17:30 WED (b08csqyb)

What Does the K Stand For? 22:00 WED (b08csqyb)

What Does the K Stand For? 05:30 THU (b08csqyb)

Who Goes There? 04:00 SAT (b007wqd6)

Who Goes There? 09:00 FRI (b00lbnyx)

Who Goes There? 16:00 FRI (b00lbnyx)