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SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2017

SAT 00:00 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.

SAT 00:30 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.

SAT 01:00 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.

SAT 01:30 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.

SAT 02:00 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.

SAT 02:15 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.

SAT 02:30 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.

SAT 02:45 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.

SAT 03:00 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.

SAT 04:00 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.

SAT 04:30 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.

SAT 05:00 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".

SAT 05:30 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.

SAT 06:00 Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding (b08fn9y3)
Frankie Addams is twelve and five-sixths years old, and desperate to belong.

Carson McCullers 1946 novel adapted for radio by Annie Caulfield.

Stars Eliza Yoder as Frankie Addams, Matthew Givens as John Henry West, Jenny Jules as Berenice Brown, Peter Marinker as Royal Adams, Clive Rowe as Honey Brown / Monkey Man and Isabel Lucas as Big Mama.

Music composed and performed by Martin Winter

Director: Chris Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996

American novelist, Carson McCullers was born in Georgia in 1917 and died in 1967.

SAT 07:20 Terry-Thomas - Top of the Town (b012lk2m)
Episode 2

Poking fun at bands in a surviving series extract from gap-toothed comic Terry-Thomas, born in 1911. With Leslie Mitchell. From January 1954.

SAT 07:30 Yes Yes Yes (b00sydkp)
Series 1, In the Shadow of the Post

John Rawling relives the 1973 Grand National at Aintree, when Red Rum snatched victory from Crisp with just yards left to race.

SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b01mtr8p)
The Debate of Our Times

Giles Dilnot delves into the archives of Radio 4's Any Questions and other television and radio discussion programmes to find out if political debate has changed in this country. Walking the corridors of Westminster and Whitehall, he meets Kenneth Clarke, Shirley Williams, Diane Abbott, and Tony Benn, among others, and asks if they think debate has dumbed down? Tony Benn recalls key moments like the dropping of the little known 14 day rule, or the first broadcast of Parliament in 1975, "When the transmitter was switched on, my voice was the first that was heard and I thought about it very carefully, what I would say", but did it impact on political debate outside the House of Commons? Conservative former Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke thinks the quality of debate is more to do with who is talking, "Every generation has people who are superb at debating and every generation has people who can bore the hind leg off a donkey", but Labour's Diane Abbott believes debate is less than it once was because "professional politicians have been managed to death" which leads to the "killing off of political discussion and public engagement". So Giles asks long standing presenter Jonathan Dimbleby and also the Independent's chief political columnist Steve Richards to compare different decades. And Giles is astonished, when he listens back over five decades of debate about the topics the public really care about such as education or health, to discover that the substance of what is being discussed has not really changed. So, is it possible to say whether debate has declined, or not?
Producer: Kirsten Lass.

SAT 09:00 Edgar Wallace: The Man Who Wrote Too Much? (b055fy0h)
How can a writer, whose publisher declared him the 'King of Thrillers', and was thought to be responsible for a quarter of all new books read in Britain by the late 1920s, be largely forgotten today? In this 3 hour archive special, crime writer Mark Billingham investigates the life of the man called the 'fiction factory', the best-selling author, journalist, playwright, film director and creator of King Kong - Edgar Wallace.

Wallace's life seems the stuff of fantasy. An illegitimate child in London, largely self-educated, he was the newspaper boy who became one of the most famous writers in the world. He sold millions of books, but he was plagued by debts. He died in Hollywood in 1932, aged 56, after writing the original story for King Kong. His body was returned by ocean liner in honour to Britain, only to be reunited with an ocean of outstanding bills.

Crime writer Mark Billingham presents some of the best adaptations and documentaries about Edgar Wallace from the BBC Radio archive: a 1951 version of one of Wallace's biggest successes, The Ringer; one of his best crime creations, The Mind of Mr JG Reeder; and the loveable racing 'turf tipster' Educated Evans, starring Roy Hudd and Andrew Sachs. And though he died in 1932, Mark has a hunch that he may be able to hear from Edgar Wallace himself.

His work was the source of countless 50s and 60s TV and film adaptions. His books have sold in their multi-millions. But from the 'Golden Age' of crime fiction it is Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie who are really remembered today. Was Edgar Wallace just a man who wrote, and did, too much?

Producer: Peter McHugh.

SAT 12:00 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.

SAT 12:30 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.

SAT 13:00 Modesty Blaise - The Silver Mistress: Omnibus (b08fnm5l)
En route to see Modesty, Sir Gerald helps two stranded nuns. But later his car is found in a ravine. Stars Daphne Alexander.

SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08fnp4g)
Lindsey Davis

'Falco' author Lindsey Davis selects the storm from Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and 'I'm Still Here' by Millicent Martin.

SAT 14:15 Sentimental Journey (b08fnrhy)
Jack Vettriano

Arthur Smith accompanies artist Jack Vettriano as he returns to his home town of Leven in Fife. Jack reminisces about his youth, growing up in a coal mining town.

Producer: Sara-Jane Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.

SAT 14:45 Uncle Mort's South Country (b007jrfc)
Series 2, The Brothers Rotten

Carter Brandon and his uncle let rip at their food, the clergy and the army. Peter Tinniswood's adventures with Sam Kelly.

SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b01mtr8p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SAT 16:00 Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding (b08fn9y3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SAT 17:20 Terry-Thomas - Top of the Town (b012lk2m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:20 today]

SAT 17:30 Yes Yes Yes (b00sydkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SAT 18:00 The Twilight Zone (b08fnsg9)
Series 4, Passage on the Lady Anne

A warring young couple on the verge of divorce hope a cruise aboard a trans-Atlantic liner can rescue their marriage, but it takes an unexpected course...

Written by Charles Beaumont and adapted for radio by Dennis Etchison.

Starring Martin Jarvis, Rosalyn Ayres, David Pasquesi, Ann Sonneville, Jim McCance and JoBe Cerny - 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 and JoBe Cerny for Falcon Picture Group.

SAT 18:40 James Follett - Wicca (b007js06)
Episode 2

With the Sussex town of Pentworth still cut off from the world by an invisible wall, a sinister struggle for power begins...

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 Edgar Wallace: The Man Who Wrote Too Much? (b055fy0h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SAT 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b03q9w0n)
Series 5, St Davids

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 edition comes from St Davids, Pembrokeshire, which is technically a city - with the emphasis on the technically. He discusses lifeboats, art and wildlife, and discovers that in this sleepy coastal community, they are sometimes very rude but sometimes very, very friendly. Almost too friendly. But only if you're into that sort of thing.

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 (b00mvfw1)
What an Excuse

The shopkeeper's mother plans a wedding, but the prospective bride has other ideas. With Patricia Hodge. From September 2008.

SAT 23:00 4 Extra Stands Up (b03lzcph)
4 Extra Stands Up, Episode 4

Host Janey Godley introduces the acts on stage at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh:

* Tony Law takes us on a trip through space and time
* Hari Sriskantha keeps his science background based in fact
* Gavin Webster and David Kay show off their cultural heritages
* Julia Sutherland celebrates Glasgow's modern art scene.
* Marcel Lucont offers nuanced insight
* Joe Heenan proposes a second university boat race

Producer: Richard Melvin

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Dabster Productions and first broadcast in 2013.


SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2017

SUN 00:00 The Twilight Zone (b08fnsg9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]

SUN 00:40 James Follett - Wicca (b007js06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:40 on Saturday]

SUN 01:00 Modesty Blaise - The Silver Mistress: Omnibus (b08fnm5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]

SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08fnp4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]

SUN 02:15 Sentimental Journey (b08fnrhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]

SUN 02:45 Uncle Mort's South Country (b007jrfc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]

SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b01mtr8p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]

SUN 04:00 Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding (b08fn9y3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]

SUN 05:20 Terry-Thomas - Top of the Town (b012lk2m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:20 on Saturday]

SUN 05:30 Yes Yes Yes (b00sydkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]

SUN 06:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtsc)
Episode 3

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.

SUN 07:15 The Paper Round (b014qnwj)
Melanie Walters

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, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Gavin and Stacey star Melanie Walters joins Bob Kingdom as she retraces her paper round route in Swansea.

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

SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b03jz1hz)
Series 9, Blood of the Reardons

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.

Ed discovers that he has diabetes and his daughter, Eli, turns up to be his calorie counter- in-chief. To escape Eli's gluten free falafel salad, Ed enrols on a clinical trial, and that's when his son, Jake turns up in the hope of a fly-on-the-wall documentary, although as Ping Points out, it will only be marketable if Ed dies!

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

SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jp89)
Give a Dog a Bad Name

Confusion reigns when Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back.

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 Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

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 March 1971.

SUN 08:30 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b04dmnc3)
From 28/10/1943

Tommy Handley needs a band for his new club so starts interviewing for musicians.

With Horace Percival, Fred Yule, Dorothy Summers, Sydney Keith, Dino Galvani, Bill Stephens, Bryan Herbert, Jean Capra and Jack Cooper.

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 Age of Anger: Omnibus (b08frr85)
In a ground-breaking new analysis, Pankaj Mishra traces the tangled roots of hatreds and nationalisms across the world.

SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08frrg9)
Tom Chaplin

Keane's lead singer Tom Chaplin chooses Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and The Divine Comedy's 'Charmed Life'.

SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08frrgc)
75 years, Catherine Cookson

4 Extra Debut. From Elgar to Chopin. From Northumbria - novelist Catherine Cookson shares her castaway choices with Roy Plomley. From September 1984.

SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b08frrtq)
Series 4, Episode 12

True stories told live in in the USA: Sarah Austin Jenness introduces tales about struggling to fit in.

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 (b03jfk25)
Miguel and John - Smell the Coffee

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between friends about their journey from disadvantage to success, and whether their achievements were fuelled by luck, hard work or coffee, proving once again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

SUN 12:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jp89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SUN 12:30 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b04dmnc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

SUN 13:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtsc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SUN 14:15 The Paper Round (b014qnwj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]

SUN 14:30 Luke Kennard - The Transition: Omnibus (b08fs6r1)
Episode 2

Janna conducts an awkward counselling session as the focus shifts to Karl and Genevieve's relationship. Read by Bryan Dick.

SUN 15:45 Berlie Doherty - Goodbye to Yonkers (b08fs6r5)
4 Extra Debut. Visitors from England stir up memories for Joe. Should he stay in New York or return home after 50 years? Read by Harry Towb.

SUN 16:00 Saturday Drama (b00k2mfh)
JM Barrie - The Admirable Crichton

Adaptation of JM Barrie's classic satire about the changing fortunes of Crichton, the perfect butler. Liberal aristocrat Lord Loam favours a return to nature, with masters and servants living together as equals, but Crichton is the perfect butler and the perfect snob who adores the intricacies of the class system. He cannot help but be horrified by his master's opinions, and it will take a sea change to alter them.

Crichton ...... Russell Tovey
JM Barrie ...... David Bannerman
Lady Mary ...... Beth Chalmers
Lord Loam ...... David Timson
Lady Agatha ...... Martha Howe-Douglas
Ernest Woolley ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Tweeny ...... Lizzy Watts
Rev John Treherne ...... Adrian Grove
Lord Brocklehurst ...... Stephen Hogan
Lady Brocklehurst ...... Tina Gray

Directed by Fiona Kelcher.

SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b08fs8pf)
Gwyneth Lewis - How To Knit A Poem 1/2

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive of Gwyneth Lewis in 'How To Knit A Poem'.

Considering the poem to be as complex as a piece of woven material - in the first of two programmes, Gwyneth gets to grips with the craft - as she looks at the links between knitting, poetry and the wider world, as well as writing some new poems.

Producer: Penny Arnold

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

SUN 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b03jz1hz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 18:00 Liz Lochhead - Maleficium (b00761fp)
Spells, charms and an imagined cursing. Taking its title from the word for a malicious act of witchcraft - Maleficium draws on real terrifying accounts of witches' trials and confessions to create voices for three imaginary characters.

Alice, Margery and Jinnet - a farm hand, a farmer's wife and an elderly "cunning-woman" - two of whom are brought to the point of tragedy when they're accused of witchcraft by the other.

Starring Clare Corbett as Alice, Siobhan Redmond as Margery, Freda Dowie as Jinnet and Jon Glover as The Skeptick, Willem Ladd.

Written by Liz Lochhead.

Producer: Robert Ketteridge

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

SUN 18:45 Book at Bedtime (b06ptym8)
The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains, Episode 2

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 Sydney Opera House for the Graphic Festival with celebrated illustrator Eddie Campbell.

2/5. The dwarf persuades Callum McInnes to take him to the 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 (b08frrtq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

SUN 19:55 The Listening Project (b03jfk25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:55 today]

SUN 20:00 Age of Anger: Omnibus (b08frr85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08frrg9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]

SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08frrgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]

SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b03jz1hz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 22:30 The Party Party (b007jx3r)
Episode 4

No one in Microcosm notices that the quiz show Narrator has gone missing. Stars Hugh Laurie and Clive Mantle. From June 1987.

SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08gdmr9)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Iain Stirling.

SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b08ffg4d)
Series 16, Episode 4

BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show Newsjack continues its 16th series with 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 Jason Forbes, Emma Sidi and Paul G.Raymond.

In this edition we visit Norfolk, step into the Dragon's Den and hear from Easy D.

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

BBC Studios Production.

SUN 23:30 The History Plays (b01cw5p1)
Maggie Heart Galtieri

The History Play: Maggie Heart Galtieri

Maggie Watkins (Josie Lawrence) finds a young Argentinean soldier, Christian Galtieri (Javier Marzan), in her kitchen, wounded and in need of shelter. As she slowly learns why he is in hiding the pair fall in love, but as their relationship grows the Task Force lands and it becomes harder and harder to ignore the larger forces at play around them.

This is the third of Nigel Smith's series The History Plays, five two hander plays set at turning points in the history of the last five decades.

Written and directed by Nigel Smith
Produced by Gareth Edwards.


MONDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2017

MON 00:00 Liz Lochhead - Maleficium (b00761fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]

MON 00:45 Book at Bedtime (b06ptym8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]

MON 01:00 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus (b007jtsc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]

MON 02:15 The Paper Round (b014qnwj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]

MON 02:30 Luke Kennard - The Transition: Omnibus (b08fs6r1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]

MON 03:45 Berlie Doherty - Goodbye to Yonkers (b08fs6r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]

MON 04:00 Saturday Drama (b00k2mfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b08fs8pf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b03jz1hz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]

MON 06:00 Paul Temple (b007rfb2)
Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair, Suspect Number One

A practical joke has unexpected repercussions. Meanwhile, no one admits to knowing Marian Faber.

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 James Beattie as Charlie, Peter Wilde as Terry Palmer, John Scott as Bill McCall, Richard Hurndall as Roger Shelly, Simon Lack as Philip Droste, Rolf Lefebvre as Louis Franz and Betty Hardy as Marian Faber.

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 James and the Giant Eagle (b010fc06)
Like most small boys James Aldred loved climbing trees and now he has grown up, he's still climbing trees; helping scientists and film crews up into the canopy. When he was invited to help a wildlife team film one of the world's largest eagles in Southern Brazil, it was an offer he couldn't refuse. But what happened next was a nerve-wracking and painful encounter with one of the world's most powerful birds. Harpy Eagles have a body length of over 3ft, a wingspan of over 6ft and weigh 10-12 pounds. Their hind talons can grow up to the size of grizzly bear claws, and are used to strike their prey; monkeys, sloths and possums, which they then carry aloft. When James was asked to climb a tree, to assist with moving a camera on an eagle's nest, he found out exactly why these birds have such an awesome reputation.

Harpy Eagles are found in tropical lowland forests from southeast Mexico to northern Argentina and southern Brazil. Their name is derived from the Harpies in Greek Mythology, which were ferocious winged creatures with sharp claws, a woman's face and a vulture's body.

Harpy Eagles are successful predators, owing primarily to their size and strength. They are also highly manoeuvrable fliers. They have excellent eyesight and good hearing, and are acutely observant and opportunistic birds. Taken together these attributes make for a highly impressive predator. Recordings made by James Aldred on location are combined with interviews with ornithologist Ian Newton and field biologist, Marta Curti (who has spent many years working with Harpy Eagles with The Peregrine Fund) in a programme which explores the behaviour and ecology of Harpy Eagles and what happens when a female tries to protect her young.

Producer Sarah Blunt.

MON 07:00 Absolutely Delish (b08gpf6y)
The Food of Love

By Mark Evans: Natasha's love life is in disarray. Can her extraordinary dinner party guests really help? From May 2013.

MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b08dnkh0)
Series 10, Episode 6

John Lloyd & Jo Brand with guests Michelle Wolf, Bee Wilson and Henry Eliot. This week the Museum considers a 24-hour news channel, a 1,000 year long piece of music and the smell of fresh coffee.

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 (b08fsg00)
Series 2, Unemployment Problem

As the consequences of Henry's rash resignation sink in, Jennifer has a bright idea.

Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, Francis Matthews as Henry Corner, Charlotte Mitchell as Mary, Roberta Tovey as Trudi, Jill Riddick as Amanda, Paul Whitsun-Jones as Mr Wrigley, Gwenda Wilson as Pam and Richard Waring as Harrison.

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 November 1970.

MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jlcs)
Series 1, The Enemy Within the Gates

As their new uniforms arrive, Captain Mainwaring's platoon try to capture Germans - for a cash reward.

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, James Beck as Private Walker, Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, Carl Jaffe as Captain Winogrodzki, David Sinclair - all other parts 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 Quote... Unquote (b04d1kvv)
Radio 4's popular quotations programme 'Quote ... Unquote' returns for its 50th series.

In almost forty years, Nigel Rees has been joined by writers, actors, musicians, scientists and various comedy types. Kenneth Williams, Judi Dench, PD James, Larry Adler, Ian KcKellen, Peter Cook, Kingsley Amis, Peter Ustinov... have all graced the Quote Unquote stage.

Join Nigel as he quizzes a host of celebrity guests on the origins of sayings and well-known quotes, and gets the famous panel to share their favourite anecdotes.

Presenter ... Nigel Rees
Producer ... Carl Cooper.

MON 09:30 Anything Legal (b0089hl7)
Episode 6

Charles and George's new business course sets tongues wagging. Starring Donald Hewlett and Michael Knowles.

MON 10:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dyydd)
Episode 1

Rick Braithwaite is a handsome, ex-RAF pilot from Guyana who gets a job as a teacher in a radical school in post-war London's East End.

Once in the classroom, the students are tough, foul-mouthed and angry, proving unreceptive to his teaching methods...

Stars Kwame Kwei-Armah as Rick, Sasha Behar as Gillian, Simon Treves as Weston, Liza Sadovy as Clinty and Sam Dale as Mr Florian.

The first of a two-part adaptation of Guyanese author, ER Braithwaite's semi-autobiographical, international best-selling novel. Dramatised by Roy Williams.

ER Braithwaite: born 1912 - died in 2016

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

MON 11:00 I Refuse (b01qwk3l)
The Fire The Fire

Last in a series of short stories commissioned to mark the centenary of the birth of the American Civil Rights heroine Rosa Parks. Illustrating moments of resistance, the stories are inspired by acts of determination and non-cooperation, committed by people (real or imagined) fighting against prevailing attitudes and political authority.


Hisham Matar completes the series with a story that takes a wry look at the pressures brought to bear upon a famous author, who is in exile from his homeland, by fellow countrymen and exiles.


Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

MON 11:15 Katie Hims - Roberto Sultana (b007586n)
Nine-year-old Shelly's mother lies listless in a darkened room, so she writes to her cowboy hero for help. With Liz Smith.

MON 12:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08fsg00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jlcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 13:00 Paul Temple (b007rfb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 13:30 James and the Giant Eagle (b010fc06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00b128n)
Sebastian Barry - The Secret Scripture, Episode 1

The Secret Scripture

By Sebastian Barry, abridged by Neville Teller.

1/10. Nearing her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future at the soon to be closed Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. Her only solace is her psychiatrist Dr Grene, with whom she has an intense and increasingly complicated relationship.

Read by Doreen Keogh and Alex Jennings.

MON 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00ndn43)
Magnificence

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.

These days we take it for granted that the home is a place of refuge in which we express our true self; that idea was an invention of the 18th century. Prof Vickery explores the invention of taste, and the role of interior decor in creating both social prestige and a successful marriage.

The story of a celebrity divorce - a huge scandal, because the husband was the prime minister. The question then, as now, was what was the woman going to walk away with?

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.

MON 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmvl)
Episode 16

Can Marius persuade his Grandfather to let him marry Cosette before Valjean takes her to England?

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, Leslie Phillips as Gillenormand, Patsy Palmer as Eponine, Peter Darney as Enjolras, Carl Prekopp as Combeferre, Annette Badland as Toussaint, Leagh Conwell as Gavroche and Sean Baker as Vendor.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.

MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b01dhhpj)
Tim Winton: Land's Edge - A Coastal Memoir, Episode 1

by Tim Winton.

Acclaimed Australian author, Tim Winton, recalls childhood memories of Christmas holidays in a shack at the beach, the coastal summer idyll and how his relationship with the sea has shaped his adult life.

Read by Stephen Dillane

Abridged and produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

MON 15:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dyydd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b04d1kvv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

MON 16:30 Anything Legal (b0089hl7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

MON 17:00 Absolutely Delish (b08gpf6y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b08dnkh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 18:00 Orbit One Zero (b08fx516)
The Unseeing Eye

"A glimpse across a weird threshold, on the rim of space where there should be nothing but eternal, frozen darkness. Yet where there was something more....."

Newspaper reporter, Tom Lambert has decided to reinvestigate the strange events of ten years before, concerning the "cosmic noise". Believing the inside story was never told, he's tracked down the only man who knows, Dr Hayward Petrie.

Told in flashbacks, the story unfolds from Dr Petrie's own recordings of the time when the detection of a strange pattern of signals sparks a mysterious discovery...

Starring Felix Felton as Dr Petrie, David Spenser as Tom Lambert, Graydon Gould as Clifford Brown, and Elaine MacNamara as Elizabeth Ryder.

Written by Peter Elliott Hayes

Producer: David Davis

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in April 1961.

MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0076gm8)
Tony Howard & Ivan Massow

Sue MacGregor and her guests - veteran political commentator, Tony Howard and finance entrepreneur, Ivan Massow - discuss books by John Lister-Kaye, Lytton Strachey and Marguerite Yourcenar. From 2003.

Song of the Rolling Earth by John Lister-Kaye
Publisher: Time Warner

Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
Publisher: Penguin.

MON 19:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08fsg00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jlcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 20:00 Paul Temple (b007rfb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 20:30 James and the Giant Eagle (b010fc06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 21:00 I Refuse (b01qwk3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

MON 21:15 Katie Hims - Roberto Sultana (b007586n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b08dnkh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 22:30 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008xf49)
Series 2, Episode 3

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 (b08fspd0)
Series 19, Episode 7

This week Miles presides over a panel of news hounds in the form of Jeremy Hardy, Romesh Ranganathan, Simon Evans and Gina Yashere.

Producer: Benjamin Sutton
A BBC Studios Production.

MON 23:45 Crème de la Crime (b00824r5)
Series 2, A Pyramid Scheme

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore probe the mysterious curse of a mummy. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From May 2002.


TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2017

TUE 00:00 Orbit One Zero (b08fx516)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]

TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0076gm8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]

TUE 01:00 Paul Temple (b007rfb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]

TUE 01:30 James and the Giant Eagle (b010fc06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00b128n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]

TUE 02:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00ndn43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]

TUE 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b01dhhpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]

TUE 03:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dyydd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b04d1kvv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:30 Anything Legal (b0089hl7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]

TUE 05:00 Absolutely Delish (b08gpf6y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]

TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b08dnkh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]

TUE 06:00 Paul Temple (b007rgr1)
Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair, Steve Entertains

The debonair detective tries to send his wife Steve away, for fear that reprisals are on their way.

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, James Beattie as Charlie, Frederick Treves as Inspector Eden, Peter Wilde as Terry Palmer, June Tobin as Mary Desmond, John Scott as Bill McCall, Richard Hurndall as Roger Shelly, Betty Hardy as Marian Faber, Sheila Grant as a nurse and Hugh Manning as Sergeant Wrighton / a Man.

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 Jack Jackson: Rhythm and Radio Fun Remembered (b0169255)
Exploring the legacy of musician and broadcaster Jack Jackson through the eyes of three generations of his family.

Kenny Everett said of him 'He was the first person to have fun on radio', but even though he inspired many broadcasters and musicians it is the incredible impact Jackson still has on his family over thrity years since his death which proves the most fascinating.

This programme uncovers another Jackson dynasty overflowing with musicians, record producers and artists all striving to preserve his memory and make their own impression on the world. His two sons established a recording studio, used by artists such as Elton John, Tom Robinson and Motorhead. His daughter is a successful artist and designer and several of his grandchildren are forging effective careers in the music business - one of which co-founded production group 'Bimbo Jones' which has taken numerous number ones to the top of the dance charts. His great grand children are all encouraged to be musical.

Jackson's career in entertainment spanned fifty years and he is recognised today in the Sony Radio Hall of Fame. Jackson formed his band in the thirties and was a regular at London's Dorchester Hotel. He became a disc jockey in 1948 on the BBC Light Programme and his programmes featured a mix of linking his voice with comedy clips and popular music. According to his grandson Marc he was the first broadcaster in Britain to introduce the technique of sampling and to present a "clip show" programme. He is also often cited as the man who gave the BBC the nickname 'Auntie' and the first voice heard on ITV.

Jack Jackson's died in 1978, but over thirty years later his spirit is very much alive in the daily life of generations of Jacksons. His memory has touched every branch of the Jackson family tree and as this programme reveals they all respond to his influence in a variety of interesting and different ways.

TUE 07:00 Control Group Six (b00752h5)
Episode 2

In singles bars, the heroic Dr Heaven continues his search for love. And Frank. Though not simultaneously.

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 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b04l0x01)
Series 1, Success

A new series from multi-award winning comic Mark Watson where he attempts to answer the big questions and make sense of life, nimbly assisted by Tim Key and Tom Basden.

Mark and his two henchmen tackle academic and abstract topics. Themes will be examined from every angle, torn apart, laughed at and put back together again in an effort to understand ourselves and the world around us, and make it a slightly better place using stand-up, poetry, songs and dippy interactions.

This week Mark looks at "Success". Everyone wants to be successful, just as everyone wants to be loved, or have a big flashy car. But how do we actually measure success? Is it measured by how many things we have, how many swimming certificates are on our walls, whether or not we are Lionel Richie? Some people appear to be doing well in the world but are miserable. Other people don't have money, a good job or anything - but are happy. Is that, in fact, the true definition of success - to find contentment with whatever life brings you?

Mark, Tim and Tom draw on modern definitions of success, and decide which ones are worthwhile. They look at successful people and those who have made a dog's dinner of life, to draw what conclusions they can.

Mark Watson is a multi-award winning comedian - his awards include the inaugural If.Comedy Panel Prize 2006. He is assisted by Tim Key, winner of an Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2009, and Tom Basden who won the the If.Comedy Award for Best Newcomer in 2007.

Written and performed by Mark Watson, Tim Key and Tom Basden

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

TUE 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k1hd)
Series 4, The Colour Problem

Albert and Harold Steptoe argue over whether to buy a new TV or a car.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Jo Manning Wilson and William Bedle.

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 March 1972.

TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b01bmq3w)
A Testing Time

Times are changing - can the bungling duo pass new civil service exams? With Richard Murdoch. Re-recorded in April 1980.

TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra (b08fspd0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]

TUE 09:45 Crème de la Crime (b00824r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]

TUE 10:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dz530)
Episode 2

Teacher Rick Braithwaite and his hostile, inner-city students are slowly getting to know each other better - and Rick is falling for his school colleague, Gillian...

Stars Kwame Kwei-Armah as Rick, Sasha Behar as Gillian, Simon Treves as Weston, Liza Sadovy as Clinty and Sam Dale as Mr Florian.

Two-part adaptation of Guyanese author, ER Braithwaite's semi-autobiographical, international best-selling novel. Dramatised by Roy Williams.

ER Braithwaite: born 1912 - died in 2016

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

TUE 11:00 First for Radio (b01ngrwt)
The Coup

Four acclaimed novelists write their first stories for radio. The Coup by Tom Rachman describes how a protest threatens to turn into a coup, in London' s genteel Kensington, which is next door to where the two Geralds have just moved in.

Reader Julian Rhind-Tutt.
Producer Duncan Minshull.

TUE 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b007739x)
Martyn Wade - The Bringer of Peace

Martyn Wade's drama explores the life of Gustav Holst and the astrological inspiration behind the Planets Suite, his most famous work.

The story covers twenty years of this extraordinary composer's life, his relationship with his family, his friends, his teaching and composing and his constant solitary walking and travelling.

Gustav Holst ...... Adrian Scarborough
Isobel Holst ...... Amanda Root
Ralph Vaughan Williams ...... Michael Maloney
Imogen Holst ...... Georgina Osen
Constable ...... Mark Straker
Reporter ...... Anthony Glennon

Directed by David Hitchinson.

TUE 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k1hd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b01bmq3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 13:00 Paul Temple (b007rgr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 13:30 Jack Jackson: Rhythm and Radio Fun Remembered (b0169255)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00b123t)
Sebastian Barry - The Secret Scripture, Episode 2

The Secret Scripture

By Sebastian Barry, abridged by Neville Teller.

2/10. Roseanne has been a patient in Roscommon Mental Hospital for many years. Dr Grene has begun investigating whether any of his patients were originally incarcerated for social, rather than medical, reasons.

Read by Doreen Keogh and Alex Jennings.

TUE 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00ndm9q)
Taste

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.

These days we take it for granted that the home is a place of refuge in which we express our true self; that idea was an invention of the 18th century. Prof Vickery explores the invention of taste, and the role of interior decor in creating both social prestige and a successful marriage.

Taste - and the making of a marriage. The story of an 18th-century couple, the Graftons - fashionable, rich, and deeply in love - who spend life together doing up their magnificent houses.

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.

TUE 14:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmw2)
Episode 17

Valjean confronts Cosette about her love for Marius. Joss Ackland stars in Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love.

TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b01dnf3q)
Tim Winton: Land's Edge - A Coastal Memoir, Episode 2

by Tim Winton.

The acclaimed author considers the very particular Australian relationship with the sea and describes his encounters with dolphins and whale sharks off the coast of Western Australia.

Read by Stephen Dillane

Abridged and produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

TUE 15:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dz530)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

TUE 16:00 Puzzle Panel (b00xhck5)
Episode 3

More testing brain teasers with Chris Maslanka, Anne Bradford, Professor David Singmaster and William Harston. From June 1998.

TUE 16:30 Babblewick Hall (b01mxtj6)
Series 1, Episode 1

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate, but his manservant is dismayed. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost. From December 1995.

TUE 17:00 Control Group Six (b00752h5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

TUE 17:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b04l0x01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 18:00 Orbit One Zero (b08fxq95)
The Cylinder

Monitoring a strange pattern of signals sparks a mysterious discovery in outer space.

Newspaper reporter, Tom Lambert has decided to reinvestigate the strange events of ten years before, concerning the "cosmic noise". Believing the inside story was never told, he's tracked down the only man who knows, Dr Hayward Petrie.

Told in flashbacks, the story unfolds from Dr Petrie's own recordings of the time when the detection of a strange pattern of signals sparks a mysterious discovery...

Starring Felix Felton as Dr Petrie, David Spenser as Tom Lambert, Graydon Gould as Clifford Brown, and Elaine MacNamara as Elizabeth Ryder.

Written by Peter Elliott Hayes

Producer: David Davis

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in April 1961.

TUE 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007lmc0)
Series 2, Robb Wilton

Mark Radcliffe profiles the variety star best remembered as Nether Backwash magistrate Mr Muddlecombe JP. With Ken Dodd.

TUE 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k1hd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b01bmq3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 20:00 Paul Temple (b007rgr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 20:30 Jack Jackson: Rhythm and Radio Fun Remembered (b0169255)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 21:00 First for Radio (b01ngrwt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

TUE 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b007739x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

TUE 22:00 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b04l0x01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 22:30 2000 Years of Radio (b0076b0q)
Series 2, Sherwood FM

Can the Sheriff of Nottingham develop a sinister laugh? Recreation of the wireless archives with Al Holloway. From October 2002.

TUE 22:45 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b007r0c7)
Series 1, Lending Things

Haunted by his past, the comedian has words of caution on the return of personal items. With Rob Rouse. From September 2003.

TUE 23:00 The Nick Revell Show (b007k24d)
Series 1, Episode 4

The writer has quit smoking and is jetting off, but the geraniums don't want him to go. With Doon MacKichan. From February 1992.

TUE 23:30 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (b00lgj3p)
Series 1, Episode 1

Arthur Smith invites an audience into his home for music and comedy.

Paul Sinha in the lounge, Milton Jones in the bedroom and Glenn Tilbrook in the kitchen provide music and nourishment in the shape of Welsh rarebit, and Pippa Evans - as singer-songwriter Loretta Maine - lends a hand.


WEDNESDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2017

WED 00:00 Orbit One Zero (b08fxq95)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]

WED 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007lmc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]

WED 01:00 Paul Temple (b007rgr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]

WED 01:30 Jack Jackson: Rhythm and Radio Fun Remembered (b0169255)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00b123t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]

WED 02:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00ndm9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]

WED 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b01dnf3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]

WED 03:00 ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love (b00dz530)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:00 Puzzle Panel (b00xhck5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:30 Babblewick Hall (b01mxtj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]

WED 05:00 Control Group Six (b00752h5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]

WED 05:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b04l0x01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]

WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b007rj64)
Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair, Presenting Mr Vandyke

The suave sleuth throws a party and invites all the suspects, but can he finally unmask the culprit?

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, James Beattie as Charlie, John Scott as Bill McCall, Simon Lack as Philip Droste, Richard Hurndall as Roger Shelly and Betty Hardy as Marian Faber.

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 To Sir with Love Revisited (b007wjxg)
4 Extra Debut. Burt Caesar explores the story behind ER Braithwaite's account of life in a school in Stepney during the 1950s. From August 2007.

WED 07:00 An Actor's Life for Me (b007vhr4)
Series 1, Pantomime Cows

Robert lands a festive stage role, but ends up drinking too much before a show. Stars John Gordon Sinclair and Caroline Quentin. From March 1989.

WED 07:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b08dnwrr)
Series 3, Let's Talk About Sex

Travel back in time to the 1980's for this sitcom about comedian Stephen K Amos's teenage years growing up gay, funny and black in South London. This week Stephen plucks up the courage to reveal a secret.

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.
Starring Ellen Thomas, Laurie Kynaston, Stephen K Amos, Bola Okun, Emerald Crankson, Karen Bartke and David Sterne.
Produced by Paul Sheehan.
Production Coordinator Beverly Tagg.
A BBC Studios Production.

WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007jvk6)
Son of a Sea Lord

Sub-Lieutenant Phillips is up for promotion, but will his Lord Nelson fantasy help or hinder?

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 Lady Hamilton, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Vice-Admiral.

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 (b007synp)
The Old School Reunion

Surprises are in store as the lad heads back for prize-giving day at his old school.

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 Genius (b008gh65)
Series 1, Paul Daniels

From the 99p coin to steel drum urinals, Dave Gorman asks magician Paul Daniels to select the best loopy idea. From October 2005.

WED 09:30 Second Holmes (b015qy32)
The Case of the Reading Undertaker

The grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the death of a man by crossbow. Stars Peter Egan. From January 1983.

WED 10:00 George Eliot - Daniel Deronda (b007k05d)
Episode 1

From the moment their eyes meet across a packed gaming room, Daniel Deronda is as drawn to Gwendolen Harleth as she is to him.

George Eliot's 1876 classic novel of love and idealism, dramatised in three parts by Robert Forrest.

Stars Anna Chancellor as Gwendolen Harleth, James Bryce as Grandcourt, Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Deronda, Joanna Tope as Mrs Davilow and Finlay Welsh as Klesmer

Director: Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.

WED 11:00 First for Radio (b01nlbl4)
Steak

Four acclaimed novelists write their first stories for radio. Steak by Evie Wyld, describes how a group
of male barflies in small town Australia are unsettled by the appearance of Mariella..

Reader Mike Sengelow
Producer Duncan Minshull.

WED 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b00s0fn5)
Richard Lumsden - The Six Loves of Billy Binns

By Richard Lumsden

Tom Courtenay stars as a 110-year-old who wants to remember what love feels like one last time before he dies. His past loves are ready to remind him.

Director ..... Sally Avens.

WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007jvk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007synp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b007rj64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 13:30 To Sir with Love Revisited (b007wjxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00b1242)
Sebastian Barry - The Secret Scripture, Episode 3

The Secret Scripture

By Sebastian Barry, abridged by Neville Teller.

3/10. Roseanne, an elderly patient in a mental hospital, is writing her life story. Her psychiatrist is astounded at what she recounts.

Read by Doreen Keogh and Alex Jennings.

WED 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00ndm9s)
Science and Nature at Home

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.

These days we take it for granted that the home is a place of refuge in which we express our true self; that idea was an invention of the 18th century. Prof Vickery explores the invention of taste, and the role of interior decor in creating both social prestige and a successful marriage.

A room constructed entirely of feathers, a hermitage in the garden of a Lincolnshire vicarage, Alexander Pope's grotto - how eccentric homes reflected wider 18th-century ideas about science and nature.

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 (b007jmwk)
Episode 18

Tragedy stalks the streets and a familiar face is discovered spying on the Revolutionaries. Starring Joss Ackland.

WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b01dnmr1)
Tim Winton: Land's Edge - A Coastal Memoir, Episode 3

by Tim Winton.

The acclaimed Australian author describes how a childhood of snorkelling has led to a passion for freediving and recalls childhood evenings in the mysterious sand dunes of Western Australia.

Read by Stephen Dillane

Abridged and produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

WED 15:00 George Eliot - Daniel Deronda (b007k05d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

WED 16:00 Genius (b008gh65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

WED 16:30 Second Holmes (b015qy32)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

WED 17:00 An Actor's Life for Me (b007vhr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

WED 17:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b08dnwrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 18:00 Orbit One Zero (b08fxww3)
The Power

The mysterious cylinder reveals its contents and - more terrifyingly - its awesome capabilities...

Newspaper reporter, Tom Lambert has decided to reinvestigate the strange events of ten years before, concerning the "cosmic noise". Believing the inside story was never told, he's tracked down the only man who knows, Dr Hayward Petrie.

Told in flashbacks, the story unfolds from Dr Petrie's own recordings of the time when the detection of a strange pattern of signals sparks a mysterious discovery...

Starring Felix Felton as Dr Petrie, David Spenser as Tom Lambert, Graydon Gould as Clifford Brown, and Elaine MacNamara as Elizabeth Ryder.

Written by Peter Elliott Hayes

Producer: David Davis

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in May 1961.

WED 18:30 Off the Page (b00sxkv2)
Blinded By Science

Provocative and thoughtful new writing and discussion, presented by Dominic Arkwright. This week's subject is Blinded By Science.
Joining Dominic to write and talk about science and what we make of it are Dr. Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science in the Guardian, Tania Hershman, writer in residence in the Science Faculty at Bristol University and space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.
Produced by Beatrice Fenton.

WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007jvk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 19:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007synp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b007rj64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 20:30 To Sir with Love Revisited (b007wjxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 21:00 First for Radio (b01nlbl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

WED 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b00s0fn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

WED 22:00 What Does the K Stand For? (b08dnwrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 22:30 My First Planet (b01gvqnq)
Series 1, Inglorious Barters

Written by Phil Whelans

A queue for the loo and a rogue backrub threaten to blow up the colony. And just what is Lillian's "Special Skill"...?

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

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

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 colonize 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

with special guest
Carshalton Richard Bond.

WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08gdnls)
The best in contemporary comedy. Jess Fostekew chats to Rachel Parris.

WED 23:00 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b01pbxz2)
Series 2, Myths

The Welsh dragon, Merlin and Fireman Sam. Determining the ultimate mythical hero of Wales. From December 2012.

WED 23:30 Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test (b037vlck)
Episode 1

Paul Sinha is proudly British. He also loves a quiz. So you would have thought that the UK Citizenship Test, which newcomers to this country must pass to become citizens, would have been right up his street. But the questions in the 2012 and 2013 Home Office guides seem either bizarrely easy - "Where is Welsh most widely spoken?" - or infuriatingly vague - "What happened in the First World War?".

So Paul has created his own test, to better reflect the things that aspiring migrants should understand before they can call themselves British. In episode one he deals with the history syllabus, looking at what we know about the most important legal document in our history; the Patron Saints of the Home Nations; provides a guide to our twenty most important cities; and points out a historical error in the official guide. He also tests the studio audience on their knowledge, with those that answer incorrectly being deported.

The series intertwines the sort of comedy Paul has become known for on The Now Show, The News Quiz, and Fighting Talk, as well as his own Radio 4 shows The Sinha Test and The Sinha Games, and the command of facts and figures he demonstrates on the ITV quiz show The Chase.

Written and performed by Paul Sinha.
Producer: Ed Morrish.


THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2017

THU 00:00 Orbit One Zero (b08fxww3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]

THU 00:30 Off the Page (b00sxkv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]

THU 01:00 Paul Temple (b007rj64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]

THU 01:30 To Sir with Love Revisited (b007wjxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00b1242)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]

THU 02:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00ndm9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]

THU 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmwk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b01dnmr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]

THU 03:00 George Eliot - Daniel Deronda (b007k05d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:00 Genius (b008gh65)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:30 Second Holmes (b015qy32)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]

THU 05:00 An Actor's Life for Me (b007vhr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]

THU 05:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b08dnwrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]

THU 06:00 JR Planche - The Garrick Fever (b08fxzr2)
1745: the inhabitants of Ballinasloe are going mad for the great actor, David Garrick - but is the drunken scruff playing Hamlet up on stage, really him...?

Stars Ben Crocker as Decimus Gingle, Jonathan Lermit as Mr Hardup, Moira Buffini as Polly Hardup, Valerie Boothman as Lady O'Leary / Kitty, Robin Watson as Major Derrydown, Michael Gabe as Mr Undertone and Harry Reeder as the Stage Manager

JR Planche's one-act farce, adapted and directed by David Blount

First broadcast in BBC Radio 4's Thirty Minute Theatre in 1990.

THU 06:30 Opening the Boxes: A Soprano's Secrets (b0138529)
Two years ago, music critic Michael White was asked to look at some storage boxes, in which were packed the memorabilia of the soprano Jennifer Vyvyan, who died in 1974.

For several months, he and her son Jonathan Crown delved through them and uncovered the fascinating story of one of Britain's most dazzling classical music stars. In this programme, White reveals his discoveries, from the dramatic roles she pioneered for Benjamin Britten to her definitive recordings of Handel, made with Sir Thomas Beecham and Sir Adrian Boult. We learn of her aristocratic roots, a controversial marriage, her championing of new music and the baroque revival, as well as a lifelong struggle against a fatal disease.

We also hear archive recordings of Vyvan herself, and the recollections of her contemporaries April Cantelo, Steuart Bedford and John Copley. Above all we hear one of the most golden voices of the post war era of British music.

Producer: Alyn Shipton
An Unique Production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 07:00 Dry Slopes (b00lr3nz)
Series 1, The Day of Judgement

Perpetually unemployed and friendless loser Angus Dry agonises over the death of a bee. Starring Nick Ball. From April 1995.

THU 07:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06wj5wm)
Series 2, Episode 4

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 up Fredrik 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 4: It's Summer and Geoff, Linda and baby Jon are off on holiday - bliss. Geoff has seriously romantic plans too, as they head further north for bright summer nights, skinny dipping and wild strawberries. But their idyll is soon under threat from mosquitoes, fish and the rest of the family.

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

THU 08:00 Stop Messing About! (b00ck47d)
Series 1, Episode 11

The cast indulge in some ancestry one-upmanship - and a highway robbery romp in 'The Adventures Of Dando Tweakshaft'.

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 (b01874kv)
Not to Be Used for Babies

Caretaker Ramsay awards the cleaner her own storeroom, but is keen the perk isn't abused. Stars Roy Dotrice. From January 1982.

THU 09:00 All the Way From Memphis (b00j6bh8)
Series 1, Episode 3

James Walton's pop music quiz with Andrew Collins, Tracey MacLeod, Richard Curtis and Anthony Wilson. From December 2004.

THU 09:30 Nineteen Ninety-Four (b014hq46)
Power Is Happiness

Edward could be up for promotion, but will it go to his head? Orwellian sitcom starring Robert Lindsay. From April 1985.

THU 10:00 George Eliot - Daniel Deronda (b007k06p)
Episode 2

Gwendolen is married to the philandering Grandcourt, while Daniel tries to trace Mirah's father. Starring Anna Chancellor.

THU 11:00 First for Radio (b01nq3kw)
She Wiped the Surface

Four acclaimed novelists write their first stories for radio. In She Wiped The Surface, Louisa Young, describes how a mother happily arranges her daughter's birthday party, but this masks a family bereavement. How to cope?

Reader Emma Fielding
Producer Duncan Minshull.

THU 11:15 Annie Caulfield - On the Field (b01pkmq6)
Craig has joined the army to get away from football, but somehow the game has followed him to Basra. Stars Daniel Abelson.

THU 12:00 Stop Messing About! (b00ck47d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 12:30 Know Your Place (b01874kv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 13:00 JR Planche - The Garrick Fever (b08fxzr2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 13:30 Opening the Boxes: A Soprano's Secrets (b0138529)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00b124b)
Sebastian Barry - The Secret Scripture, Episode 4

The Secret Scripture

By Sebastian Barry, abridged by Neville Teller.

4/10. Roseanne, a long-time patient in a mental hospital, is writing her traumatic yet colourful life story. Dr Grene, the senior psychiatrist at the hospital, is keeping his own record.

Read by Doreen Keogh and Alex Jennings.

THU 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00ndm9v)
Courtship and Setting Up Home

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.

These days we take it for granted that the home is a place of refuge in which we express our true self; that idea was an invention of the 18th century. Prof Vickery explores the invention of taste, and the role of interior decor in creating both social prestige and a successful marriage.

The story of two 18th-century marriages and how the husbands prepared new houses for their bride. One got it right, the other destroyed any chance of a happy partnership.

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 (b007jmwz)
Episode 19

Marius and the rebels face the cannons while Valjean and Javert face each other. Who will survive? Starring Joss Ackland.

THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b01dnmzv)
Tim Winton: Land's Edge - A Coastal Memoir, Episode 4

by Tim Winton.

The acclaimed Australian author discovers that his relationship with the sea is echoed in his children and their delight in beachcombing: "Gifts and signs wash ashore here on the hard white beach, and I stoop with my kids, some days, and pick them up and hold them to the light."

Read by Stephen Dillane

Abridged and produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

THU 15:00 George Eliot - Daniel Deronda (b007k06p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

THU 16:00 All the Way From Memphis (b00j6bh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

THU 16:30 Nineteen Ninety-Four (b014hq46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

THU 17:00 Dry Slopes (b00lr3nz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

THU 17:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06wj5wm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 18:00 Orbit One Zero (b08fxzqq)
The Voices

After dramatic events in outer-space, the disturbance of noise, light and vibration subsides...

Newspaper reporter, Tom Lambert has decided to reinvestigate the strange events of ten years before, concerning the "cosmic noise". Believing the inside story was never told, he's tracked down the only man who knows, Dr Hayward Petrie.

Told in flashbacks, the story unfolds from Dr Petrie's own recordings of the time when the detection of a strange pattern of signals sparks a mysterious discovery...

Starring Felix Felton as Dr Petrie, David Spenser as Tom Lambert, Graydon Gould as Clifford Brown, and Elaine MacNamara as Elizabeth Ryder.

Written by Peter Elliott Hayes

Producer: David Davis

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in May 1961.

THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00d6zwt)
Series 16, Henry VII

Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris.

Former Chancellor George Osborne nominates Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty. By making the crown much less financially independent on the nobles, he claims that Henry played a key role in establishing the processes of modern government. Studio guest Dr Steven Gunn helps to assess whether Osborne is right.

THU 19:00 Stop Messing About! (b00ck47d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 19:30 Know Your Place (b01874kv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 20:00 JR Planche - The Garrick Fever (b08fxzr2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 20:30 Opening the Boxes: A Soprano's Secrets (b0138529)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 21:00 First for Radio (b01nq3kw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

THU 21:15 Annie Caulfield - On the Field (b01pkmq6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

THU 22:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06wj5wm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

THU 22:30 Newsjack (b08fy0xq)
Series 16, Episode 5

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

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

This weeks cast features Kieran Hodgson, James Meehan and Mandeep Dhillon

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

BBC Studios Production.

THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08gdnmx)
The best in contemporary comedy. Jess Fostekew chats to Rachel Parris.

THU 23:00 Rubbish (b00770pw)
Series 1, Excited

Local government officer Martin Christmas makes an unusual visit to the fire station. Stars Reece Dinsdale. From October 2006.

THU 23:30 Hut 33 (b01j9hsk)
Series 3, Know Thyne Enemy

It's 1942 and the war is not going well - so the codebreakers of Bletchley Park are under even more pressure than usual.

Archie, Gordon and Charles try to think like Germans to predict the Enigma machine code...

Stars Tom Goodman-Hill as Archie, Robert Bathurst as Professor Charles Gardner, Fergus Craig as Gordon, Alex MacQueen as 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall, Olivia Colman as Minka and Lill Roughley as Mrs Best.

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.


FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2017

FRI 00:00 Orbit One Zero (b08fxzqq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]

FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b00d6zwt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]

FRI 01:00 JR Planche - The Garrick Fever (b08fxzr2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]

FRI 01:30 Opening the Boxes: A Soprano's Secrets (b0138529)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b00b124b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]

FRI 02:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00ndm9v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]

FRI 02:30 Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (b007jmwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b01dnmzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]

FRI 03:00 George Eliot - Daniel Deronda (b007k06p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:00 All the Way From Memphis (b00j6bh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:30 Nineteen Ninety-Four (b014hq46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]

FRI 05:00 Dry Slopes (b00lr3nz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]

FRI 05:30 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06wj5wm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]

FRI 06:00 Alun Owen - The Lancaster Gate End (b01f4xrc)
Contrary views are swapped in a series of blunt exchanges between two regular visitors to one of Her Majesty's royal parks.

Starring John Le Mesurier as the Colonel, Peggy Aitchison as the Woman and Alan Dudley as the Park Keeper.

Written by Alun Owen.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Thirty Minute Theatre in June 1982.

FRI 06:30 Malmesbury: The Philosophy Town (b017551k)
Britain's most famous political philosopher Thomas Hobbes was born there, and Malmesbury in Wiltshire wants to become for philosophy what Hay-on-Wye is for books, St. Ives for painting, or Aldeburgh for music.

It is setting out to become the country's special 'Philosophy Town'. The scheme is the brainchild of philosophy and small-town enthusiast Michael Cuthbert, and he has got the backing of Wiltshire Council and the involvement of the local and long-established Thomas Hobbes Society. He has also enthused the head teacher of Malmesbury School, whose students are being encouraged to take philosophy seriously.

For the past three years Malmesbury has hosted an annual philosophy festival. Initially this focused on Hobbes - and the country's leading experts came to speak - but now its scope is wider. This year, under the title Cherish The Thought, the theme is 'history and ideas', with a particular emphasis on links between British and French philosophical traditions.

Mark Whitaker (who has himself published work on Hobbes) reports from the Malmesbury Festival. He interviews leading philosophers who are speaking. These include John Cottingham, Simon Glendinning and Angie Hobbs. Professor Hobbs has been designated a 'Town Philosopher', and she also holds an academic title in the Public Understanding of Philosophy.

The Festival raises questions as to what philosophy is once it escapes from the academy. Whitaker interviews members of the audience and local residents about how they see the link between their town and philosophy. He also explores plans to give philosophy a permanent place in Malmesbury. There is talk of a 'Philosopher's Footpath' from Oxford, of inscriptions of great philosophical sayings on the town's buildings, and of a philosophical bookshop-cum-cafe.

Producer: Mark Whitaker
A Square Dog Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 07:00 Miracles R Us (b00sjpjd)
Postcards

Caroline and Sylvia are dubious over a new client, but a weekend away dampens any misgivings. Stars Anna Massey. From June 2010.

FRI 07:30 Guilt Trip (b07mxt9d)
Episode 3

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 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.

It's day 10 of the walk and in this episode they spot a narrow boat that reminds Laura (Ros's daughter) of the Rosie and Jim boat she remembers from the children's TV show. But when the owner (Juliet Cowan) invites them aboard, it does not all go quite as they might have expected.

The producer was Jane Berthoud, it was a BBC Radio Comedy production.

FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00pzgpv)
Series 2, Episode 2

Oxford take on Bermondsey in 'Universal Challenge', unclad fashion news - and ballet on the radio?

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 Peter Vincent, David McKellar, Les Lilley, Chic Jacob, Humphrey Barclay, David Lund, Bill Oddie, Hugh Woodhouse, Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer.

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 Graeme Garden with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1965.

FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b00jctj9)
Who Is Pink Oboe?

Cowardly Captain Seagoon goes to war. With Peter Sellers on leave, Graham Stark and Kenneth Connor are enlisted. From January 1959.

FRI 09:00 The 3rd Degree (b05rnx80)
Series 5, Cardiff University/Prifysgol Caerdydd

A quiz show hosted by Steve Punt where a team of three University students take on a team of three of their professors.

Coming this week from Cardiff University, The 3rd Degree is a funny, lively and dynamic quiz show aimed at cultivating the next generation of Radio 4 listeners while delighting the current ones.

The Specialist Subjects in this episode are Biology, Journalism and Astrophysics and the questions range from the intricacies of relativistic length contraction to the idiocies of homeopathy via Grexit, webinars and a man called Walter Plinge.

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

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quick-fire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the 'Highbrow & Lowbrow' round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, film, and One Direction.
The host, Steve Punt, although best known as a satirist on The Now Show also delights in all facets of knowledge, not just in the Humanities (his educational background) but in the sciences as well. He has made a number of documentaries for Radio 4, including The Poet Unwound - The History Of The Spleen, as well as a half-hour comedy for Radio 4's Big Bang Day set in the Large Hadron Collider, called The Genuine Particle.

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

FRI 09:30 Are You From the Bugle? (b01jcc07)
Rovers Return

A celebrity is visiting Butterthwaite. Can Graham get the story? Stars Jeffrey Holland and Mark Gatiss. From June 1996.

FRI 10:00 George Eliot - Daniel Deronda (b007k07z)
Episode 3

A heady mix of death, revelation, politics and marriage make up the climax to this 1876 classic. Starring Anna Chancellor.

FRI 11:00 First for Radio (b01ntlsh)
Hanging On

Four acclaimed novelists write their first stories for radio.
In Holding On by Ross Raisin, a woman stands at the end of a cliff, which is at the end of her garden - which means what, exactly?

Reader Deborah Findlay
Producer Duncan Minshull.

FRI 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b01gvlfm)
Helen Macdonald - Through the Wire

Helen Macdonald's drama documentary tells the story of the British POWs who survived incarceration in German camps in World War Two by studying the birds that flew freely all around them. While some of their fellow prisoners plotted escape and dug tunnels, men like John Buxton, Peter Conder and George Waterston looked hard at the birds that flew overhead on migration and also at those that chose to fly through the camp wire, like redstarts and goldfinches, and breed amongst the prisoners and their guards. With days, even years, to spare but without any binoculars or other equipment, the birdmen turned watching into their way of getting through the war. They enlisted the help of other prisoners and even some of their guards (bird study was a major field in Germany) and they recorded their observations using scraps of old cigarette packets to write on. After the war their studies were often published and became, and in cases remain, key texts for the bird species they were writing about. Several of the birdmen went on also to become major figures in ornithology and bird conservation. Using scientific papers, monographs, letters and diary entries Helen Macdonald, poet, falconer and scholar of wartime ornithology, has created a drama about men sitting still and straining their eyes looking at the sky. The music is by Olivier Messiaen, the French composer and bird lover, who was also incarcerated in another nearby prison camp by the Germans, where he listened to the birds he heard and inspired by them and the accidental collection of instruments and players there were in his camp, wrote his modernist masterpiece, The Quartet for the End of Time.

Producer: Tim Dee.

FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00pzgpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b00jctj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 13:00 Alun Owen - The Lancaster Gate End (b01f4xrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 13:30 Malmesbury: The Philosophy Town (b017551k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b00b124l)
Sebastian Barry - The Secret Scripture, Episode 5

The Secret Scripture

By Sebastian Barry, abridged by Neville Teller.

5/10. Dr Grene has found a document claiming that Roseanne's father was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary and was killed by the IRA. But this is totally at odds with her own memories of her father and the way he died.

Read by Doreen Keogh and Alex Jennings.

FRI 14:15 Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life (b00ndm9x)
Neat and Not too Showy

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.

These days we take it for granted that the home is a place of refuge in which we express our true self; that idea was an invention of the 18th century. Prof Vickery explores the invention of taste, and the role of interior decor in creating both social prestige and a successful marriage.

Moving into the 19th century, Prof Vickery explores the homes of people lower down the social scale and their ideas about how they wanted them to look. She draws on a series of funny and revealing letters which she discovered in the archive of a wallpaper company.

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 (b007jmxc)
Episode 20

With Marius in his arms and barely alive, Valjean struggles to find a way out of the Parisian sewers. Starring Roger Allam.

FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b01dnn41)
Tim Winton: Land's Edge - A Coastal Memoir, Episode 5

by Tim Winton.

In a specially-commissioned coda, the acclaimed author describes how the increasingly threatened and fragile marine ecology has turned him into an environmental campaigner in Western Australia.

Read by Stephen Dillane

Abridged and produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

FRI 15:00 George Eliot - Daniel Deronda (b007k07z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

FRI 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b05rnx80)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

FRI 16:30 Are You From the Bugle? (b01jcc07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

FRI 17:00 Miracles R Us (b00sjpjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

FRI 17:30 Guilt Trip (b07mxt9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 18:00 Orbit One Zero (b08fy3gj)
The Frozen World

"If I had known, that night, the terrible risk Elizabeth had taken!" But Clifford knew...

Newspaper reporter, Tom Lambert has decided to reinvestigate the strange events of ten years before, concerning the "cosmic noise". Believing the inside story was never told, he's tracked down the only man who knows, Dr Hayward Petrie.

Told in flashbacks, the story unfolds from Dr Petrie's own recordings of the time when the detection of a strange pattern of signals sparks a mysterious discovery...

Starring Felix Felton as Dr Petrie, David Spenser as Tom Lambert, Graydon Gould as Clifford Brown, and Elaine MacNamara as Elizabeth Ryder.

Written by Peter Elliott Hayes

Producer: David Davis

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in May 1961.

FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b01m5hhy)
Series 14, Dvorak's New World Symphony

While for many, it will be always associated with brown bread, the Largo from Dvorak's New World Symphony is an enduring a piece that never fails to move and inspire. We hear from the anti- apartheid campaigner Albie Sachs, who explains that through whistling the theme while in solitary confinement, he was able to make contact with the wider world and kept his spirit and hope alive.
Margaret Caldicott recalls the important role the piece played in her mother's life while in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.
Producer Lucy Lunt.

FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00pzgpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b00jctj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 20:00 Alun Owen - The Lancaster Gate End (b01f4xrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 20:30 Malmesbury: The Philosophy Town (b017551k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 21:00 First for Radio (b01ntlsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

FRI 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b01gvlfm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

FRI 22:00 Guilt Trip (b07mxt9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 22:30 The Trap (b01kjl9h)
Dan Mersh, Jeremy Limb and Paul Litchfield began working together as The Trap in 2000. Since then they have created four highly acclaimed live shows, while credits collectively and individually cover 15 Storeys High, People Like Us, Jam and Jerusalem, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, Comedy Cuts, Headcases and Miranda.

Not only will the show feature a variety of sketches and songs, but it will also feature an interactive quiz. (Not really). So you could win a stunning prize. (You can't). It also features Peep Show's Isy Suttie. (That bit's true). And posing the questions in the fictional quiz will be Newsnight's Kirsty Wark.(That's true, too).

Three-man comedy team The Trap have created some of the most innovative, inspired, hilarious and noisy live sketch shows the world has ever seen. Their props ranged from a set of 'glass bagpipes' to the actual Goodies' trandem, which they still own to this day. Their revolutionary use of multi-media caused one reviewer to ask: "Like all good inventions, I don't know why nobody had thought of doing comedy like this before".

Their merciless spoofs of atrocious student theatre, the Bad Play series of shows, gained a fervent cult following. This summer they return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time in six years to perform Bad Musical, which aims to be the worst musical ever conceived, written and performed.

This new show, recorded in a packed BBC Radio Theatre, takes in job interviews, murders, awards ceremonies, and a singalong of a Wings' classic (see if you can guess what it is).

FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08gdnq4)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Rob Auton.

FRI 23:00 The Boosh (b007jxrs)
Hitcher

Howard and Vince take Tony the Prawn to a zoo for animal offenders. Stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. From November 2001.

FRI 23:30 Ectoplasm (b007w5l4)
The Case of the Missing Lost Soul

A countess begs Lord Zimbabwe's help to skip eternity as a Barry Manilow fan. With 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 (b0076b0q)

4 Extra Stands Up 23:00 SAT (b03lzcph)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0076gm8)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0076gm8)

Absolutely Delish 12:00 SAT (b08gpc9w)

Absolutely Delish 07:00 MON (b08gpf6y)

Absolutely Delish 17:00 MON (b08gpf6y)

Absolutely Delish 05:00 TUE (b08gpf6y)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 TUE (b007739x)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 TUE (b007739x)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 WED (b00s0fn5)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 WED (b00s0fn5)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 FRI (b01gvlfm)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 FRI (b01gvlfm)

Age of Anger: Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b08frr85)

Age of Anger: Omnibus 20:00 SUN (b08frr85)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:00 SUN (b007jp89)

All Gas and Gaiters 12:00 SUN (b007jp89)

All the Way From Memphis 09:00 THU (b00j6bh8)

All the Way From Memphis 16:00 THU (b00j6bh8)

All the Way From Memphis 04:00 FRI (b00j6bh8)

Alun Owen - The Lancaster Gate End 06:00 FRI (b01f4xrc)

Alun Owen - The Lancaster Gate End 13:00 FRI (b01f4xrc)

Alun Owen - The Lancaster Gate End 20:00 FRI (b01f4xrc)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 SAT (b00n7ktf)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 MON (b00ndn43)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 TUE (b00ndn43)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 TUE (b00ndm9q)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 WED (b00ndm9q)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 WED (b00ndm9s)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 THU (b00ndm9s)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 THU (b00ndm9v)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 02:15 FRI (b00ndm9v)

Amanda Vickery - A History of Private Life 14:15 FRI (b00ndm9x)

An Actor's Life for Me 07:00 WED (b007vhr4)

An Actor's Life for Me 17:00 WED (b007vhr4)

An Actor's Life for Me 05:00 THU (b007vhr4)

Annie Caulfield - On the Field 11:15 THU (b01pkmq6)

Annie Caulfield - On the Field 21:15 THU (b01pkmq6)

Anything Legal 09:30 MON (b0089hl7)

Anything Legal 16:30 MON (b0089hl7)

Anything Legal 04:30 TUE (b0089hl7)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b01mtr8p)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b01mtr8p)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b01mtr8p)

Are You From the Bugle? 04:30 SAT (b01j0sfh)

Are You From the Bugle? 09:30 FRI (b01jcc07)

Are You From the Bugle? 16:30 FRI (b01jcc07)

Arthur Smith's Balham Bash 23:30 TUE (b00lgj3p)

Babblewick Hall 16:30 TUE (b01mxtj6)

Babblewick Hall 04:30 WED (b01mxtj6)

Berlie Doherty - Goodbye to Yonkers 15:45 SUN (b08fs6r5)

Berlie Doherty - Goodbye to Yonkers 03:45 MON (b08fs6r5)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b009jd8q)

Book at Bedtime 18:45 SUN (b06ptym8)

Book at Bedtime 00:45 MON (b06ptym8)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b00b128n)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b00b128n)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b00b123t)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b00b123t)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b00b1242)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b00b1242)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b00b124b)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b00b124b)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b00b124l)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b01fcn00)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b01dhhpj)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b01dhhpj)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b01dnf3q)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b01dnf3q)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b01dnmr1)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b01dnmr1)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b01dnmzv)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b01dnmzv)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b01dnn41)

Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding 06:00 SAT (b08fn9y3)

Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding 16:00 SAT (b08fn9y3)

Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding 04:00 SUN (b08fn9y3)

Control Group Six 07:00 TUE (b00752h5)

Control Group Six 17:00 TUE (b00752h5)

Control Group Six 05:00 WED (b00752h5)

Crème de la Crime 23:45 MON (b00824r5)

Crème de la Crime 09:45 TUE (b00824r5)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jlcs)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jlcs)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jlcs)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b08frrgc)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b08frrgc)

Doctor Who 00:00 SAT (b08fjg55)

Dry Slopes 07:00 THU (b00lr3nz)

Dry Slopes 17:00 THU (b00lr3nz)

Dry Slopes 05:00 FRI (b00lr3nz)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 10:00 MON (b00dyydd)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 15:00 MON (b00dyydd)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 03:00 TUE (b00dyydd)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 10:00 TUE (b00dz530)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 15:00 TUE (b00dz530)

ER Braithwaite - To Sir With Love 03:00 WED (b00dz530)

Ectoplasm 23:30 FRI (b007w5l4)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b03jz1hz)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:30 SUN (b03jz1hz)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 SUN (b03jz1hz)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:30 MON (b03jz1hz)

Edgar Wallace: The Man Who Wrote Too Much? 09:00 SAT (b055fy0h)

Edgar Wallace: The Man Who Wrote Too Much? 19:00 SAT (b055fy0h)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:00 WED (b01pbxz2)

First for Radio 11:00 TUE (b01ngrwt)

First for Radio 21:00 TUE (b01ngrwt)

First for Radio 11:00 WED (b01nlbl4)

First for Radio 21:00 WED (b01nlbl4)

First for Radio 11:00 THU (b01nq3kw)

First for Radio 21:00 THU (b01nq3kw)

First for Radio 11:00 FRI (b01ntlsh)

First for Radio 21:00 FRI (b01ntlsh)

Genius 09:00 WED (b008gh65)

Genius 16:00 WED (b008gh65)

Genius 04:00 THU (b008gh65)

George Eliot - Daniel Deronda 10:00 WED (b007k05d)

George Eliot - Daniel Deronda 15:00 WED (b007k05d)

George Eliot - Daniel Deronda 03:00 THU (b007k05d)

George Eliot - Daniel Deronda 10:00 THU (b007k06p)

George Eliot - Daniel Deronda 15:00 THU (b007k06p)

George Eliot - Daniel Deronda 03:00 FRI (b007k06p)

George Eliot - Daniel Deronda 10:00 FRI (b007k07z)

George Eliot - Daniel Deronda 15:00 FRI (b007k07z)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00d6zwt)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b00d6zwt)

Guilt Trip 05:30 SAT (b07m7833)

Guilt Trip 07:30 FRI (b07mxt9d)

Guilt Trip 17:30 FRI (b07mxt9d)

Guilt Trip 22:00 FRI (b07mxt9d)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:30 WED (b007synp)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:30 WED (b007synp)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:30 WED (b007synp)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 TUE (b007lmc0)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 WED (b007lmc0)

Hut 33 23:30 THU (b01j9hsk)

I Refuse 11:00 MON (b01qwk3l)

I Refuse 21:00 MON (b01qwk3l)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b00pzgpv)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b00pzgpv)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b00pzgpv)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 08:30 SUN (b04dmnc3)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 12:30 SUN (b04dmnc3)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b08fnp4g)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b08fnp4g)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b08frrg9)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 SUN (b08frrg9)

JR Planche - The Garrick Fever 06:00 THU (b08fxzr2)

JR Planche - The Garrick Fever 13:00 THU (b08fxzr2)

JR Planche - The Garrick Fever 20:00 THU (b08fxzr2)

JR Planche - The Garrick Fever 01:00 FRI (b08fxzr2)

Jack Jackson: Rhythm and Radio Fun Remembered 06:30 TUE (b0169255)

Jack Jackson: Rhythm and Radio Fun Remembered 13:30 TUE (b0169255)

Jack Jackson: Rhythm and Radio Fun Remembered 20:30 TUE (b0169255)

Jack Jackson: Rhythm and Radio Fun Remembered 01:30 WED (b0169255)

James Follett - Wicca 18:40 SAT (b007js06)

James Follett - Wicca 00:40 SUN (b007js06)

James and the Giant Eagle 06:30 MON (b010fc06)

James and the Giant Eagle 13:30 MON (b010fc06)

James and the Giant Eagle 20:30 MON (b010fc06)

James and the Giant Eagle 01:30 TUE (b010fc06)

Katie Hims - Roberto Sultana 11:15 MON (b007586n)

Katie Hims - Roberto Sultana 21:15 MON (b007586n)

Know Your Place 12:30 SAT (b01852w0)

Know Your Place 08:30 THU (b01874kv)

Know Your Place 12:30 THU (b01874kv)

Know Your Place 19:30 THU (b01874kv)

Liz Lochhead - Maleficium 18:00 SUN (b00761fp)

Liz Lochhead - Maleficium 00:00 MON (b00761fp)

Luke Kennard - The Transition: Omnibus 14:30 SUN (b08fs6r1)

Luke Kennard - The Transition: Omnibus 02:30 MON (b08fs6r1)

Malmesbury: The Philosophy Town 06:30 FRI (b017551k)

Malmesbury: The Philosophy Town 13:30 FRI (b017551k)

Malmesbury: The Philosophy Town 20:30 FRI (b017551k)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 SAT (b03q9w0n)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 07:30 TUE (b04l0x01)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 17:30 TUE (b04l0x01)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 22:00 TUE (b04l0x01)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 05:30 WED (b04l0x01)

Miracles R Us 05:00 SAT (b00sg1hh)

Miracles R Us 07:00 FRI (b00sjpjd)

Miracles R Us 17:00 FRI (b00sjpjd)

Miranda Hart's Joke Shop 22:30 SAT (b00mvfw1)

Modesty Blaise - The Silver Mistress: Omnibus 13:00 SAT (b08fnm5l)

Modesty Blaise - The Silver Mistress: Omnibus 01:00 SUN (b08fnm5l)

My First Planet 22:30 WED (b01gvqnq)

News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b08fspd0)

News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b08fspd0)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b08ffg4d)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b08fy0xq)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 09:30 THU (b014hq46)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 16:30 THU (b014hq46)

Nineteen Ninety-Four 04:30 FRI (b014hq46)

Not in Front of the Children 08:00 MON (b08fsg00)

Not in Front of the Children 12:00 MON (b08fsg00)

Not in Front of the Children 19:00 MON (b08fsg00)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b00sxkv2)

Off the Page 00:30 THU (b00sxkv2)

Opening the Boxes: A Soprano's Secrets 06:30 THU (b0138529)

Opening the Boxes: A Soprano's Secrets 13:30 THU (b0138529)

Opening the Boxes: A Soprano's Secrets 20:30 THU (b0138529)

Opening the Boxes: A Soprano's Secrets 01:30 FRI (b0138529)

Orbit One Zero 18:00 MON (b08fx516)

Orbit One Zero 00:00 TUE (b08fx516)

Orbit One Zero 18:00 TUE (b08fxq95)

Orbit One Zero 00:00 WED (b08fxq95)

Orbit One Zero 18:00 WED (b08fxww3)

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Orbit One Zero 18:00 THU (b08fxzqq)

Orbit One Zero 00:00 FRI (b08fxzqq)

Orbit One Zero 18:00 FRI (b08fy3gj)

Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test 23:30 WED (b037vlck)

Paul Temple 01:00 SAT (b007jpbb)

Paul Temple 06:00 MON (b007rfb2)

Paul Temple 13:00 MON (b007rfb2)

Paul Temple 20:00 MON (b007rfb2)

Paul Temple 01:00 TUE (b007rfb2)

Paul Temple 06:00 TUE (b007rgr1)

Paul Temple 13:00 TUE (b007rgr1)

Paul Temple 20:00 TUE (b007rgr1)

Paul Temple 01:00 WED (b007rgr1)

Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b007rj64)

Paul Temple 13:00 WED (b007rj64)

Paul Temple 20:00 WED (b007rj64)

Paul Temple 01:00 THU (b007rj64)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b08fs8pf)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b08fs8pf)

Puzzle Panel 16:00 TUE (b00xhck5)

Puzzle Panel 04:00 WED (b00xhck5)

Quote... Unquote 09:00 MON (b04d1kvv)

Quote... Unquote 16:00 MON (b04d1kvv)

Quote... Unquote 04:00 TUE (b04d1kvv)

RD Blackmore - Lorna Doone 03:00 SAT (b00sp1f1)

Rubbish 23:00 THU (b00770pw)

Saturday Drama 16:00 SUN (b00k2mfh)

Saturday Drama 04:00 MON (b00k2mfh)

Second Holmes 09:30 WED (b015qy32)

Second Holmes 16:30 WED (b015qy32)

Second Holmes 04:30 THU (b015qy32)

Sentimental Journey 14:15 SAT (b08fnrhy)

Sentimental Journey 02:15 SUN (b08fnrhy)

Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b01cjwtn)

Soul Music 18:30 FRI (b01m5hhy)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 TUE (b007k1hd)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 TUE (b007k1hd)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 TUE (b007k1hd)

Stop Messing About! 08:00 THU (b00ck47d)

Stop Messing About! 12:00 THU (b00ck47d)

Stop Messing About! 19:00 THU (b00ck47d)

Terry-Thomas - Top of the Town 07:20 SAT (b012lk2m)

Terry-Thomas - Top of the Town 17:20 SAT (b012lk2m)

Terry-Thomas - Top of the Town 05:20 SUN (b012lk2m)

The 3rd Degree 09:00 FRI (b05rnx80)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 FRI (b05rnx80)

The Boosh 23:00 FRI (b007jxrs)

The Cold Swedish Winter 07:30 THU (b06wj5wm)

The Cold Swedish Winter 17:30 THU (b06wj5wm)

The Cold Swedish Winter 22:00 THU (b06wj5wm)

The Cold Swedish Winter 05:30 FRI (b06wj5wm)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b08gdmr9)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b08gdnls)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b08gdnmx)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b08gdnq4)

The Goon Show 08:30 FRI (b00jctj9)

The Goon Show 12:30 FRI (b00jctj9)

The Goon Show 19:30 FRI (b00jctj9)

The History Plays 23:30 SUN (b01cw5p1)

The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 22:30 MON (b008xf49)

The Listening Project 11:55 SUN (b03jfk25)

The Listening Project 19:55 SUN (b03jfk25)

The Luddite Lament 01:30 SAT (b0112y4d)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b01bmq3w)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b01bmq3w)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b01bmq3w)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b08frrtq)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b08frrtq)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (b08dnkh0)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (b08dnkh0)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (b08dnkh0)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (b08dnkh0)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b007jvk6)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b007jvk6)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b007jvk6)

The Nick Revell Show 23:00 TUE (b007k24d)

The Paper Round 07:15 SUN (b014qnwj)

The Paper Round 14:15 SUN (b014qnwj)

The Paper Round 02:15 MON (b014qnwj)

The Party Party 22:30 SUN (b007jx3r)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:45 TUE (b007r0c7)

The Trap 22:30 FRI (b01kjl9h)

The Twilight Zone 18:00 SAT (b08fnsg9)

The Twilight Zone 00:00 SUN (b08fnsg9)

To Sir with Love Revisited 06:30 WED (b007wjxg)

To Sir with Love Revisited 13:30 WED (b007wjxg)

To Sir with Love Revisited 20:30 WED (b007wjxg)

To Sir with Love Revisited 01:30 THU (b007wjxg)

Uncle Mort's South Country 14:45 SAT (b007jrfc)

Uncle Mort's South Country 02:45 SUN (b007jrfc)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b007jtsc)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus 13:00 SUN (b007jtsc)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables Omnibus 01:00 MON (b007jtsc)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 SAT (b007jmtb)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 MON (b007jmvl)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 TUE (b007jmvl)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 TUE (b007jmw2)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 WED (b007jmw2)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 WED (b007jmwk)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 THU (b007jmwk)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 THU (b007jmwz)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 02:30 FRI (b007jmwz)

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables 14:30 FRI (b007jmxc)

What Does the K Stand For? 07:30 WED (b08dnwrr)

What Does the K Stand For? 17:30 WED (b08dnwrr)

What Does the K Stand For? 22:00 WED (b08dnwrr)

What Does the K Stand For? 05:30 THU (b08dnwrr)

Who Goes There? 04:00 SAT (b00lbnyx)

Yes Yes Yes 07:30 SAT (b00sydkp)

Yes Yes Yes 17:30 SAT (b00sydkp)

Yes Yes Yes 05:30 SUN (b00sydkp)