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SATURDAY 25 MARCH 2017

SAT 00:00 Stephen Baxter - Voyage (b007q9ld)
1985-86 Project Ares

The first manned Mars mission blasts off on a perilous voyage of discovery - both scientific and personal. Stars Laurel Lefkow.

SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b01mw2dj)
Series 14, Bach's St Matthew Passion

Bach's St Matthew Passion was written in 1727 and was probably first performed as part of the Good Friday Service at Thomaskirche in Leipzig. This programme explores ways in which Bach's St Mattew Passion touches and changes people's lives. Guitarist Andrew Schulman describes what happened when he was played this music whilst he was in a coma. James Jacobs talks about the St Matthew Passion providing solace in difficult times during childhood. And singer Emma Kirkby, conductor Paul Spicer and musical historian Simon Heighes explore how the music works and what it's like to perform.

Producer: Rosie Boulton.

SAT 01:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04fgwcj)
Series 2, Four Faces of Crime

DS Brook and DC Harrison meet the eccentric Mr Parsons. Meanwhile a gruesome meat axe murder is investigated...

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook with Christopher Blake as his assistant, Detective Constable Blair Maxton.

With Stephen Yardley as Chief Inspector Roach, Peter Cleall as Detective Constable Harrison, Jacqueline Tong as Judy, Derek Francis as Peter Parsons and Johnny Wade as Tommy.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.

SAT 01:30 The Secret Power of Trees (b01p7fgv)
Britain's woodlands were planted for timber or hunting but nowadays you're as likely to find ex-prisoners or mentally ill elderly folk in the woods. With the rise of "social forestry", woodlands have come to be seen as therapeutic and healing, and not just by new age eco types. In Japan, doctors take seriously the practice of "forest air bathing", and claim all kinds of health benefits from simply being in the woods. Ian Marchant explores whether trees really do have miraculous powers and asks what happened to the idea of forests as scary places, full of evil spirits and outlaws.

Producer: Jolyon Jenkins.

SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01r78by)
Lucy Caldwell - All the Beggars Riding, Episode 5

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. (Trad.)

After the death of her mother, Lara Moorhouse finds herself besieged with questions about her childhood that she never had the courage to ask her mother when she was alive. In particular, questions about her father.
When Lara and her younger brother Alfie were children, their father, an eminent surgeon, died in a helicopter crash. He had been largely absent from their lives, spending much of his time working in Belfast during the Troubles and only coming back to London two weekends a month to work at the Harley Street Clinic where he had first met their mother years before.
For unbeknownst to her, Lara's father had another life in Belfast; a wife, other children: another family.
As she delves into her parents' lives and the story of their relationship, Lara confronts her own past, and theirs, and discovers an unexpected legacy from her father's hidden double life.
All the Beggars Riding is Lucy Caldwell's third novel. In 2011 Lucy won the The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was awarded the prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize for her second novel 'The Meeting Point'. A playwright and novelist Lucy's theatre credits include the award-winning 'Leaves', 'Guardians' and 'Notes to Future Self'. For radio she has written the Imison Award-winning 'Girl from Mars', 'Avenues of Eternal Peace', 'Witch Week' a dramatization of Diana Wynne Jones' novel for BBC Radio 4 Extra, and most recently she adapted her stage play 'Notes to Future Self' for Radio 4.

Read by Anne-Marie Duff
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Producer Heather Larmour.

SAT 02:15 The People of the British Museum (b009prl1)
Treasure and Healing

Danny Danziger visits the coin and medal collections, with a Swedish coin the size of a tea-tray and millions of art prints.

SAT 02:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jns8)
Episode 5

As Hetty receives a gift from the captain, Adam waits in the wings hoping she will marry him. Stars Thomas Arnold.

SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b01hxhnb)
Pico Iyer - The Man within My Head, Episode 5

"The high, thin light was turning the shacks and shanties on the hills to gold as I put my thoughts of Graham Greene behind me."

The travel writer Pico Iyer (author of Video Nights in Kathmandu, Falling Off The Map) has always wandered the world with a mentor 'looking on'. Whether it be Bogota, Cuba, California, Japan, the man inside Iyer's head, as he puts it, is always Graham Greene. And it is Greene's fights with faith, his reservations about innocence, his generous spirit, that are really inspiring. In the course of five episodes and from various destinations the author describes his fascination for the great man..

Pico Iyer is back in Bogota and a journey outside the city causes a roadside drama, which has him asking questions of Graham Greene again..

Reader Paul Bazely

Producer Duncan Minshull.

SAT 03:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jmtp)
Good and Bad Angels

David falls in love, and questions his friendship with Steerforth. Stars Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Hancock and Phil Daniels.

SAT 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b05vx4dx)
Series 5, Aston University

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 Aston 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 Law, Psychology and Computer Science and the questions range from Wile E Coyote and manslaughter to tennis balls, stamp-collecting and the Treaty of Westphalia.

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, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the 'Highbrow and 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.

SAT 04:30 Tickets Please (b00nv6nh)
Episode 1

A wedding party en route to Exeter is delayed by a car on the track. Railway sitcom starring Jeremy Swift. From November 2009.

SAT 05:00 Romantic Friction (b00764j4)
Episode 3

Romance writer, Anna is blissfully happy, Brian is finding that grading sand paper is fun when he's thinking about Anna, and even faithful cockney muse Minnie is happy because it looks as if Anna's new-found romance is spilling over into her prose.

But could there be a cloud on the horizon when Brian's old friend Dougie unexpectedly turns up with the tempting offer of building fibreglass ducks in the Shetland Islands?

Michelle Read's four-part comedy-drama stars Samantha Bond and Hugh Bonneville.

With Beth Chambers, Michelle Read, Kammy Darweish, Adjoa Andoh, Andrew Wincott, Sue Elliott-Nicholls, Michael Fenton Stevens and Ewan Bailey.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.

SAT 05:30 Boswell's Lives (b05415pv)
Series 1, Boswell's Life of Callas

by Jon Canter

Comedy as James Boswell Dr Johnson's celebrated biographer pursues other legends to immortalise. Today he meets Maria Callas and her poodle and finds himself in an opera of his own making.

Directed by Sally Avens

Jon Canter is an award winning comedy writer for both television and radio. He recently penned the radio series 'Believe It' starring Richard Wilson but his work goes back to Spitting Image. He is also the author of several books and has been called our greatest living comic novelist.

Miles Jupp is an actor and stand up. He is best known for playing Nigel in the series 'Rev' and is a regular contributor to R4 panel games and 'Have I Got News For You' on BBC1. In March he will open in a new play at the National Theatre: 'Rules For Living'.

Arabella Weir is best known for her roles in The Fast Show and Posh Nosh (written with Jon Canter) and for writing several books including the international best seller Does My Bum Look Big in This?

SAT 06:00 John Moore - A Portrait of Elmbury (b08k9n7f)
The residents of an English market town face the challenges of life between the two world wars and economic depression.

Adapted from the Brensham Trilogy novels by John Moore.

Performed by the Worcester Theatre Company and adapted for radio from an original production staged at the Swan Theatre, Worcester.

Stars David Beames as William Hart, Willoughby Gray as the Colonel, Lennox Greaves as Bardolph/General Bouverie, Simon Walter as Pistol/Mr Rendcombe, Robert Locke as Nym/MrBowles and Maureen Flynn as Miss Benedict.

Music arranged and directed by Simon Walter.

Directed in Birmingham by Pat Trueman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.

SAT 07:30 Yes Yes Yes (b00tcstj)
Series 1, The Last Gasp Gold

John Rawling relives the 1991 World Athletics Championships when Britain's 400m men's relay team beat the USA to gold.

SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b00kmhl4)
Lynne Truss - Did I Really Ask That?

Lynne Truss shares her personal treasure trove of interviews with world famous writers.

Between 1980 and 1990, Lynne was a part-time arts journalist, meeting and interviewing many giants of the theatre, including Arthur Miller, Tom Stoppard, Simon Gray, Athol Fugard and Anthony Minghella. For over 20 years these cassettes gathered dust in her garage, but now Lynne airs them and finds out, with horror and humour, what her younger self was like as an interviewer, and what she learnt from meeting these great talents.

SAT 09:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (b08kbct7)
Satire and Sitcoms

Instead of guest Comedy Controllers, choosing their comedy favourites, it is now the turn of those who, in their own ways, have to take the blame for many of the shows often featured on Radio 4 Extra. Between them, Paul Jackson, Beryl Vertue, John Lloyd and Jimmy Mulville have well over a 150 years of gut-busting, side-aching woofers, gags and - let's be honest - the occasional horrific mistimed silence.

In front of an audience in the iconic Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House - the home of British Radio comedy - they reveal why they do it and what it was (and is) that made them laugh.

Programme 2. Satire and Sitcoms - The Real Comedy Controllers travel back to the 60s and 70s to celebrate the satire boom... to trace the development of sitcoms both here and abroad... and to remember the golden years of BBC Entertainment. Episodes featured include:

* Round The Horne
Kenneth Horne blasts off boldly in 'Journey to Uranus', a ditty from Rambling Sid Rumpo and 'Bona Books' with Julian and Sandy. First broadcast in April 1968.

* Steptoe & Son - Come Dancing
Albert sets out to help son Harold to conquer his fear of ballroom dancing. Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Clifford Norgate as the Milkman. First broadcast in June 1974.

* The Eric Morecombe and Ernie Wise Show
The duo welcome Penelope Keith, who does her own intro before performing in Ern's sketch what he wrote. From October 1977.

* The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Primary Phase. Fit the Sixth.
Arthur and company escape from a war, but exactly when have they escaped to? By Douglas Adams. From April 1978.

Series Producers: Paul Kobrak and Dixi Stewart.

Made for BBC Radio Extra.

SAT 12:00 Guess What? (b00757gr)
Episode 1

Animal, vegetable or mineral? Barry Took's revised 20 questions. With Geoffrey Durham and Helen Atkinson Wood. From April 1998.

SAT 12:30 Up the Garden Path (b00803k9)
Series 2, Arrivals and Departures

Returning from a year in San Francisco, Izzy Comyn lands in a great deal of confusion. Stars Imelda Staunton. From October 1988.

SAT 13:00 CJ Sansom - Revelation: Omnibus (b08kbd7r)
Episode 1

Lawyer detective Shardlake and his assistant hunt a ruthless killer on the streets of Tudor London. Stars Justin Salinger.

SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08kbdjm)
Tom Fletcher

Singer-songwriter Tom Fletcher of McFly chooses 'Kids Wanna Rock' by Bryan Adams and 'I Get Around' by The Beach Boys.

SAT 14:15 Pam Ayres' Open Road (b007kdbd)
The Welsh Valleys

Pam returns to Wales to see how the valleys have been transformed since she first visited as a teenager in the 1970s, when the landscape was black with coal dust.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

SAT 14:45 Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe (b007jnbx)
Series 1, Episode 3

A Good Day for Banning: The Welsh odyssey continues for Carter Brandon as he and his uncle stay at a very eccentric hotel. With Sam Kelly. Episode 3 of 5.

SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b00kmhl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SAT 16:00 John Moore - A Portrait of Elmbury (b08k9n7f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SAT 17:30 Yes Yes Yes (b00tcstj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SAT 18:00 The Twilight Zone (b08kbj6y)
Series 4, Nothing in the Dark

An old lady barricades herself into her condemned apartment, fearing - that for both of them - time is up.

Written by George Clayton Johnson and adapted by MJ Eliot.

Stars Marshall Allman, Roslyn Alexander, Jeff Morrow, Doug James and Mike Starr - 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 for Falcon Picture Group.

SAT 18:40 James Follett - Wicca (b007jsc5)
Episode 7

Will Mike Malone's rescue attempt place 'witches' Ellen and Vikki in even more danger?

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 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (b08kbct7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SAT 22:00 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b01nswqw)
Series 1, Episode 2

John Humphrys gives 28 performers 60 seconds to entertain. With Sarah Millican, Scott Capurro and Roger McGough. From June 2006.

SAT 22:30 Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management (b00glnb3)
Episode 5

Comedy series in which comedian Will Smith seeks help and advice - primarily from his godfather Peter - on coping with the onset of middle age.

To help Will become less cautious, Peter asks rock singer Alex to advise him. Will surprises Alex by revealing that he was once in a band himself.

Will ...... Will Smith
Peter ...... Roger Allam
Alex ...... Dan Tetsell
Dan ...... Roger Drew
Stripper ...... Manjeet Mann
Stag ...... Paul Rider.

SAT 23:00 Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs (b00trxr0)
Episode 3

Another chance to hear Rhod Gilbert's comedy show featuring comedy regulars Lloyd Langford and Greg Davies, along with Sarah Millican who takes a weekly look at The Six Stages of Woman.

This third episode features live music from Kid British, including hits Lost in London, Winner and upcoming single Two Out of Seven, and the guest comedian is Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Mark Watson.

Join Rhod for his Rant on irritating products, delve into Rhods Confessions where Lloyd Langford impresses the girls with his French and see if Greg Davies can tempt you with his Indecent Proposal involving the Chuckle Brothers.


SUNDAY 26 MARCH 2017

SUN 00:00 The Twilight Zone (b08kbj6y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]

SUN 00:40 James Follett - Wicca (b007jsc5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:40 on Saturday]

SUN 02:00 CJ Sansom - Revelation: Omnibus (b08kbd7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]

SUN 03:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08kbdjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]

SUN 03:15 Pam Ayres' Open Road (b007kdbd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]

SUN 03:45 Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe (b007jnbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]

SUN 04:00 John Moore - A Portrait of Elmbury (b08k9n7f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]

SUN 05:30 Yes Yes Yes (b00tcstj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]

SUN 06:00 George Eliot - Adam Bede Omnibus (b00c90f0)
Episode 1

Staffordshire, 1799. One of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind, but there is trouble ahead. Stars Ann Scott-Jones.

SUN 07:15 A Box of Wittgensteins (b00g44sj)
The One-Handed Pianist

The great-niece of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, Margaret Stonborough, talks to artist and historian Michael Huey as she delves into six boxes of newly-inherited family archives. As she digs deeper into the talented but tortured lives of the Wittgensteins she finds her cramped London house becoming ever more crowded with her larger-than-life forbears.

Margaret uncovers details of the life of her great uncle Paul Wittgenstein who, after the First World War, was determined to continue his career as a concert pianist, despite the loss of his right arm.

The readers are Sarah Finch, Nicholas Rowe and Dan Starkey.

SUN 07:30 My Teenage Diary (b04tlk9h)
Series 6, Oona King

Rufus Hound is joined by the Labour politician Baroness Oona King. Through her diaries we discover her growing up from a roller-skating 11 year-old who wants a new hamster to a 19 year-old politics student who wants to be Prime Minister.

Produced by Harriet Jaine
A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpqw)
The Bishop Gives a Present

The Archdeacon's not too keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil 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 for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1972.

SUN 08:30 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b007k31b)
From 12/02/1948

Great excitement for Tommy Handley as he receives an offer of a Hollywood contract.

With Jack Train, Lind Joyce, Hugh Morton, Deryck Guyler, Fred Yule, Joan Harben, Diana Morrison and Hattie Jacques.

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 Rae Jenkins.

Producer: Francis Worsley.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1948.

SUN 09:00 Howard Cunnell - Fathers and Sons: Omnibus (b08kbtfk)
Fatherless Howard Cunnell attempts to be a father to his daughter - who is now becoming his son. Read by James Lailey.

SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08kbv2s)
Anne Marie Duff

Actress Anne-Marie Duff chooses 'Distant Drums' by Jim Reeves and 'Till There Was You' by The Beatles.

SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08kbv2v)
Centenarians, Dr Bill Frankland

4 Extra Debut. From Handel to Engelbert Humperdinck. Allergy specialist Bill Frankland's castaway choices. With Kirsty Young. From August 2015.

SUN 11:00 TED Radio Hour (b08kgm32)
Series 4, The Money Paradox

Guy Raz explores how money motivates, tricks, satisfies and disappoints us. What is our monetary future?

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

SUN 11:55 The Listening Project (b03m819z)
Eileen and Amanda - Costume Drama

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a wardrobe mistress and her assistant about the costumes they sew and their current preparations for The Snow Queen.

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 (b007jpqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

SUN 12:30 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b007k31b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

SUN 13:00 George Eliot - Adam Bede Omnibus (b00c90f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

SUN 14:15 A Box of Wittgensteins (b00g44sj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]

SUN 14:30 Sarah Pinborough - Behind Her Eyes: Omnibus (b08kgmn7)
Episode 1

Single mum Louise meets the man of her dreams in a bar, but there is a catch. Read by Rosie Cavaliero and Tracy Wiles.

SUN 15:45 Mervyn Peake - Same Time, Same Place (b08kgmn9)
4 Extra Debut. A bored young man searches for love and adventure, and finds that horror lurks beneath the surface. Read by Ian Targett.

SUN 16:00 Saturday Drama (b01jg740)
Hattie Naylor - The Forgotten

A young girl emerges from a forest after a nameless war, knowing nothing of where she has come from or where she has been. She finds the local doctor, Charonne, trapped in the briar. After she has freed him he takes her back to his village where she lives in secret in his house. But she has been spotted by the villagers who wish to call Charonne to account for his conduct in the war.

As the pressure on Charonne mounts he disappears into a familiar story in which the young girl takes a leading role. Questions of guilt, memory and responsibility are all raised in The Forgotten, Hattie Naylor's dark retelling of the story of The Sleeping Beauty.

The play stars Tim McMullan as Charonne, Ruth Mitchell as Sylvanne and Laura Greenwood as Ireena.

Cast:
Anton ...... John Biddle
Ireena and Rosa ...... Laura Greenwood
Young Charonne ...... Harry McEntire
Charonne ....... Tim McMullan
Sylvanne ....... Ruth Mitchell
Marie ....... Sally Orrock

Writer: Hattie Naylor

Director: Paul Dodgson
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b08kgnjx)
I'm A Lumberjack

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'I'm A Lumberjack' featuring peripatetic English writer, James Lasdun.

When James moved to wooded New York State his wife gave him a chainsaw. He had to either learn to chop down trees or risk his home and garden being taken over by the resurgent forests of the eastern states of the USA.

But how should a clumsy townee, good with his words but not with his hands, take to the woods? With help from some of the champion axemen of the Lumberjack World Championships at Hayward, Wisconsin, he learns the underhand chop, the standing block chop, the hot saw, and much of the wisdom and lore of the world of tall trees and tough men.

Produced in Bristol by Tim Dee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.

SUN 17:30 My Teenage Diary (b04tlk9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 18:00 The Price of Fear (b007jnhf)
To My Dear, Dear Saladin

Horror legend Vincent Price introduces a tale of a cat - and its unusual inheritance.

To Emily, Great Aunt Hesta leaves her entire fortune, including her home, Longbridge Manor.

To her beloved cat, Saladin, she bequeaths continuing life on the estate. But Emily's husband, Freddie has other ideas and dearly pays the price...

Starring Edward Woodward as Freddie, Annette Crosbie as Emily, Steve Hodson as Smiley and Lewis Stringer as the Solicitor

Scripted by William Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1983.

SUN 18:30 A Sting in the Tale (b0076jlc)
Myrtle, Mahonia and Rue

In an attempt to escape her recurring nightmares, a young landscape gardener decides on a drastic course of action.

Briony Glassco's spine-tingling tale stars Rachel Atkins as Myrtle, Lydia Leonard as Getty, Gbemisola Ikumelo as Mahonia and Cherie Taylor-Battiste as Rue.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.

SUN 19:00 TED Radio Hour (b08kgm32)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

SUN 19:55 The Listening Project (b03m819z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:55 today]

SUN 20:00 Howard Cunnell - Fathers and Sons: Omnibus (b08kbtfk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08kbv2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]

SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08kbv2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]

SUN 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b04tlk9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

SUN 22:30 Down the Line (b012lm5p)
Series 3, The Elderly, Consumer Rights and the Countryside

Old people and consumer rights get the Gary Bellamy phone-in treatment. Stars Rhys Thomas and Simon Day. From January 2008.

SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08k1t9z)
Arthur Smith chats to Gareth Joyner, the man behind the actress, singer, and former barmaid from Rotherham, Myra DuBois.

SUN 23:00 The In Crowd (b06cqzvm)
Series 4, Episode 3

Predicting the future and sequin waste. Manchester sketch show with Kate Ward, Smug Roberts and Robin Ince. From June 2004.

SUN 23:30 Jon Ronson On (b01rw4q3)
Series 7, Being Normal

As a new edition of the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is published this year, writer and documentary maker Jon Ronson travels around the UK meeting people whose behaviour might be considered normal, but may soon fall under the criteria of some brand new disorders.

He goes to a competitive eating competition in Bristol to speak to a man who has been obsessed with his weight. And he visits Adam Buxton, who may be a candidate for "intermittent explosive disorder" as he is prone to losing his temper in an explosive way.

Psychiatrist Dr Joanna Moncrieff says she believes the DSM is amplifying a tendency to label more and more people as having health problems. While Dr Jeffrey Lieberman, president elect of the American Psychiatric Association, which publishes the DSM, defends the manual saying it does not attempt to pathologise normal behaviour such as anger but look at repeated behaviour.

Jon also hears from David Aaronovitch who was sent to a psychiatrist by his parents for being a shouty teenager and he wonders if, these days, he would be misdiagnosed? Finally Jon speaks to Alex Trenchard who tells his story for the first time of how his obsession with his music festival resulted in a prison sentence.

Producer: Lucy Greenwell
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.


MONDAY 27 MARCH 2017

MON 01:00 George Eliot - Adam Bede Omnibus (b00c90f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]

MON 02:15 A Box of Wittgensteins (b00g44sj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]

MON 02:30 Sarah Pinborough - Behind Her Eyes: Omnibus (b08kgmn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]

MON 03:45 Mervyn Peake - Same Time, Same Place (b08kgmn9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]

MON 04:00 Saturday Drama (b01jg740)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b08kgnjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]

MON 05:30 My Teenage Diary (b04tlk9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]

MON 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g16ll)
Series 2, Missing From Home

Detective Sergeant Dave Brook investigates another missing person, but is he seeing connections where there are none?

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook with Christopher Blake as his assistant, Detective Constable Blair Maxton.

With Peter Cleall as Detective Constable Harrison, Stephen Yardley as Chief Inspector Roach, William Booker as Michael Kemp, Keith Drinkel as Mr Kemp and David Lodge as Charles.

Writer Robert Barr is well remembered for his work on BBC TV's 'Z-Cars' and 'Softly Softly'.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.

MON 06:30 Who the Wild Things Are (b00c5j0j)
Another chance to hear Philip Glassborow's exploration of the origins and immense appeal of "Where the Wild Things Are", the multi-million selling children's classic by the late Maurice Sendak

The story of Max's adventures when he sails away to the land where the Wild Things Are has become an acknowledged classic of children's literature since it won the American Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year in 1964. But what is it really about and what are the reasons for its immense appeal? Generations of children, parents, teachers and psychoanalysts have had their opinions. And, intriguingly, over the years, Sendak himself, who died recently aged 83 - has offered not one but many different stories of its genesis.

Did it grow out of the over-protective love of his mother, the stories told to him by his father, comments made by his foreign-sounding aunts and uncles (their hairy nostrils and warty faces peering down and declaring "you're so good I could eat you up!" .....) the insecurity of immigrant life in Depression New York, the deaths of most of his family in the Holocaust, his love of the movie King Kong......or all of these things?

Presenter Philip Glassborow talks with Sendak's British editor, Judy Taylor, to his long-time friend, the distinguished writer and playwright Tony Kushner and to the American children's literature expert Leonard Marcus, who takes him back to the haunts of Sendak's childhood in Brooklyn. He is astonished to discover that in all the extensive press, radio and television coverage of Sendak, nobody has ever thought to consult any children. Every great children's book, has a world beyond its creator and here the Year 2 children of an Oxfordshire primary school have their say. Angry mothers and fathers with big hairy feet both feature in their interpretations of who the Wild Things really are.

With a thrilling new reading by Henry Goodman and extensive use of Jewish Klezmer music, this programme will shed new light on who the Wild Things really are and act as a fitting legacy to the late, great master.

Producer Beaty Rubens.

MON 07:00 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076sm2)
Series 2, Swingin' Down the Lane

No Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me
Series 2
Episode 3 of 4 - Swingin' Down the Lane

Roy and George hear that an old bandleader, Gillie Truman, is on his deathbed and George is keen to visit. But Roy fell out with Gillie fifty years earlier and sees no reason to bury the hatchet.

Don Warrington..... Roy
Yvonne Brewster..... Vi
Sam Kelly..... George
George Layton..... Barry
Caroline Lee Johnson..... Bernadette
Marcus Powell..... Victor
Michael Bertenshaw..... Gillie
Angie Wallis..... Laura
Mike Kearsey..... Trombonist

Written by Marcus Powell
Producer Carol Smith.

MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b08j9zqh)
Series 77, Episode 5

Just A Minute is 50 years old this year! Nicholas Parsons has been hosting since day one, and continues to host with skill and panache! This week our panellists are Paul Merton, Shelia Hancock, Tom Allen and Gyles Brandreth, who will endeavour to talk on a given subject for sixty seconds without repetition, hesitation or deviation.

Find out what Paul Merton's best chat up line is! How much does Sheila Hancock know about Queen Victoria? What isn't Gyles Brandreth's cup of tea and can Tom Allen get his first full minute?

Beverly Tagg blows the whistle and it was produced by Matt Stronge.

Just A Minute is a BBC Studios production.

MON 08:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08kgtqt)
Series 2, Friendships Old, Friendships New

Jennifer finds her first day alone in the new cottage rather lonely.

Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, Francis Matthews as Henry Corner, Charlotte Mitchell as Mary, Roberta Tovey as Trudi, Jill Riddick as Amanda, Hugo Keith-Johnston as Robin, Benny Lee as the Disc Jockey, Jeffrey Segal as Mr Hobson, Jordan Rogers as Dorothy Jane, Gwenda Wilson as Pam and Olwen Griffiths as Mrs Hobson.

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 December 1970.

MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jscw)
Series 1, Operation Kilt

Captain Mainwaring's squad are challenged to try and capture the headquarters of the Highland platoon.

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, Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Jack Watson as Captain Ogilvy and Pearl Hackney as Mrs Pike. With 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 March 1974.

MON 09:00 Quote... Unquote (b04gr8jn)
Quote ... Unquote, the popular quotations quiz, 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.

Episode 6
Actress, writer and comedienne Maureen Lipman
Presenter and newsreader Penny Smith
Journalist, political commentator and president of YouGov Peter Kellner
Comedian, writer and actor Sanjeev Kohli

Presenter ... Nigel Rees
Reader ... Charlotte Green
Producer ... Carl Cooper.

MON 09:30 The World As We Know It (b00fks6k)
Babytalk

The last four people on Earth plus the mysterious stranger ponder continuing the human race. Stars Meera Syal. From May 1999.

MON 10:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jmv1)
The Beginning of a Long Journey

David has met and fallen in love with Dora Spenlow. Uriah Heep confides in him that he loves Agnes Wickfield and hopes to marry her.

Charles Dickens described this novel as his "favourite child". Dramatised in ten-parts by Betty Davies.

Stars Gary Cady as David Copperfield, Miriam Margolyes as Betsey Trotwood, John Moffatt as Mr Murdstone, Timothy Spall as Ham Peggotty, Maggie McCarthy as Peggoty, David Burke as Mr Peggoty, Mary Wimbush as Mrs Gummidge and Phil Daniels as Uriah Heep.

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.

MON 11:00 The Time Being (b01shsv8)
Series 6, Marathon

The latest season of The Time Being brings another showcase for new voices, none of whom have been previously broadcast. Previous series have brought new talent to a wider audience and provided a stepping stone for writers who have since gone on to enjoy further success both on radio and in print, such as Tania Hershman, Heidi Amsinck, Sally Hinchcliffe and Joe Dunthorne.

Marathon by Claire Powell

An extra-marital affair - long-nourished by alcohol - starts going badly wrong when the man starts to get fit: training for a half-marathon with his son.

Claire Powell was born and brought up in south-east London. She graduated from UEA's Creative Writing (Prose) MA in 2012, where she received the year's highest mark for a dissertation, and was awarded the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Bursary and Malcolm Bradbury Continuation Grant. She has just signed up for her first half-marathon.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 11:15 David Pownall - Barbara Allen (b00hp7mw)
The mystery of love's compelling power, explored in a drama based on one of the best-loved folk songs of all time. The story of high-born Jemmy Grove's unrequited obsession with beautiful artisan girl, Barbara Allen.

Stars Keith Barron as John, Benedict Sandiford as Jemmy, Honeysuckle Weeks as Barbara Allen, Adam Godley as Silas and Natasha Pyne as Mrs Allen.

Written by David Pownall.

Director: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

MON 12:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08kgtqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jscw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g16ll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 13:30 Who the Wild Things Are (b00c5j0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01r9cb8)
Lucy Caldwell - All the Beggars Riding, Episode 6

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. (Trad.)

After the death of her mother, Lara Moorhouse finds herself besieged with questions about her childhood that she never had the courage to ask her mother when she was alive. In particular, questions about her father.
When Lara and her younger brother Alfie were children, their father, an eminent surgeon, died in a helicopter crash. He had been largely absent from their lives, spending much of his time working in Belfast during the Troubles and only coming back to London two weekends a month to work at the Harley Street Clinic where he had first met their mother years before.
For unbeknownst to her, Lara's father had another life in Belfast; a wife, other children: another family.
As she delves into her parents' lives and the story of their relationship, Lara confronts her own past, and theirs, and discovers an unexpected legacy from her father's hidden double life.
All the Beggars Riding is Lucy Caldwell's third novel. In 2011 Lucy won the The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was awarded the prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize for her second novel 'The Meeting Point'. A playwright and novelist Lucy's theatre credits include the award-winning 'Leaves', 'Guardians' and 'Notes to Future Self'. For radio she has written the Imison Award-winning 'Girl from Mars', 'Avenues of Eternal Peace', 'Witch Week' a dramatization of Diana Wynne Jones' novel for BBC Radio 4 Extra, and most recently she adapted her stage play 'Notes to Future Self' for Radio 4.

Read by Anne-Marie Duff
Abridged By Doreen Estall
Producer Heather Larmour.

MON 14:15 An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin (b04k9gjl)
Episode 1

The correspondence of Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994), broadcast for the first time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964. Her letters, introduced by her biographer Georgina Ferry, reveal a passionate and gentle woman who juggled pioneering research in x-ray crystallography with bringing up three children, while her husband Thomas spent much of his time in Africa.

From an early age, Dorothy ran the family home, looking after her younger siblings while her parents travelled the world. In 1928, Dorothy's parents encouraged her to apply to Oxford University to read chemistry. They were confident in her intellectual ability but her father did worry that, without a good haircut, her appearance might let her down.

Dorothy's university friend, Betty Murray, described her as 'quite the most interesting woman in College'. She was passionate about chemistry, choosing to spend her 21st birthday in the lab and became interested in x ray crystallography, a new technique for revealing the internal structure of molecules. She also enjoyed archaeology and painstakingly completed intricate paintings of ancient mosaics. All the while, her distant but devoted mother repeatedly warned her not to work too hard.

Dorothy Hodgkin remains the only British woman to have been awarded a Nobel Prize for science. She really ought to be a household name.

Producer: Anna Buckley.

MON 14:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jntf)
Episode 6

Staffordshire, 1799: When Hetty meets with the Captain in Donnithorne Woods, Adam takes action.

George Eliot's haunting story of love betrayed and love rewarded dramatised in 15 episodes by Robert Forrest.

An immediate bestseller in 1859, Eliot's second novel established her reputation and paved the way for masterpieces such as The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch.

Starring Thomas Arnold as Adam, Katherine Igoe as Hetty, Ann Scott-Jones as Lisbeth, Richard Greenwood as Arthur, John Kielty as Seth, Crawford Logan as Mr Irwine and Victoria Liddelle as Dinah.

Director: Patrick Rayner.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b01hw6g3)
Hedge Britannia, Episode 1

Written by Hugh Barker. Read by Tim Key.

Hugh Barker, a hedge enthusiast, has journeyed across Britain to explore its remarkable variety of hedgerows.

The checkerboard pattern of lowland Britain as seen from the air reveals a history of boundaries and enclosures. The author's childhood weekends were spent contributing to this millennia old obsession for tidy borders by clipping the hedges of his parents suburban garden.

Over the course of his travels he discovers how hedges are amongst our most ancient monuments, meets hedgelaying champions and topiary fanatics, and sees the lengths to which some people will go to annoy the neighbours. Along the way he tells how a connection between paradise and the garden hedge grew up, why the British Army planted a barrier hedge hundreds of miles long in India, and how the notorious enclosures during the Industrial Revolution turned the country upside-down.

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 15:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jmv1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b04gr8jn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

MON 16:30 The World As We Know It (b00fks6k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

MON 17:00 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076sm2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b08j9zqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 18:00 Washington Irving - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (b007wlpm)
Episode 1

In New York State, a few years after the American War of Independence, a tale of two love rivals and a headless horseman unfolds.

Sleepy Hollow school teacher, Ichabod Crane is determined to win the heart of wealthy farmer's daughter, Katrina Van Tassell. Not only does he face opposition from local buck, Brom Bones, but it would also appear that supernatural forces are against him.

An eccentric New Yorker by the name of Diedrich Knickerbocker narrates this bizarrely comic tale.

Washington Irving's classic tale set in 17th-century America. Narrated by Martin Jarvis

Musical score and sound design by award-winning composer, David Pickvance.

The Sleepy Hollow choir: Ayesha Antoine, Delroy Brown, John Cummins, Gerard McDermott, Carolyn Pickles, Sophie Roberts, Nick Sayce and Ella Smith.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2005.

MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0076j1m)
Brian Sewell & Josephine Hart

Sue MacGregor and her guests - art critic, Brian Sewell and Irish writer, Josephine Hart - discuss favourite books by Bernhard Schlink, Simon Raven and Barbara Vine. From 2003

A Dark-Adapted Eye By Barbara Vine
Publisher: Penguin

The Rich Pay Late by Simon Raven
Publisher: Vintage

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Phoenix.

MON 19:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08kgtqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jscw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

MON 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g16ll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

MON 20:30 Who the Wild Things Are (b00c5j0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

MON 21:00 The Time Being (b01shsv8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

MON 21:15 David Pownall - Barbara Allen (b00hp7mw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b08j9zqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

MON 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive (b00d7bf5)
Series 4, Episode 4

The comedy strongman wrestles the news into submission with the help of Andy Zaltzman, Matt Kirshen and Will Smith. From September 2008.

MON 23:00 The Now Show (b08jf2ln)
Series 50, 24/03/2017

Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and guests present the week in news through stand-up and sketches.

MON 23:30 The Sofa of Time (b00hxzc8)
Captain Chapel and the Crabs

Milford sets out to rescue the Crab Prince. Stars Mark Heap, Nick Frost, Kevin Eldon and Peter Serafinowicz. From November 2002.


TUESDAY 28 MARCH 2017

TUE 00:00 Washington Irving - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (b007wlpm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]

TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0076j1m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]

TUE 01:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g16ll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]

TUE 01:30 Who the Wild Things Are (b00c5j0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01r9cb8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]

TUE 02:15 An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin (b04k9gjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]

TUE 02:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jntf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]

TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b01hw6g3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]

TUE 03:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jmv1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b04gr8jn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]

TUE 04:30 The World As We Know It (b00fks6k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]

TUE 05:00 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (b0076sm2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]

TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b08j9zqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]

TUE 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g1xxz)
Series 2, A Very Private Affair

Detective Sergeant Dave Brook gets a tip off from Tessa, and the mystery of Kemp's missing wife gets more and more complex...

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook with Christopher Blake as his assistant, Detective Constable Blair Maxton.

With Jacqueline Tong as Judy, Keith Drinkel as Mr Kemp, Deirdre Costello as Tessa Mitchell and Jill Lidstone as Mary.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.

TUE 06:30 Where Were You When Bambi's Mother Was Shot? (b007692f)
Ian Christie explores the impact the animated classic had on a generation of children growing up in war-torn Britain. From August 2002.

TUE 07:00 Girlies (b08kgzq5)
Episode 3

Dan and Sonal move house. Vinny and Ali try to assert some control over their young son, who's causing havoc because Vinny's pregnant. Ramesh turns up unannounced...

Four-part comedy serial written by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan.

Stars Ameet Chaana as Ramesh, Bharti Patel as Vinny, Zita Sattar as Tula, Roger Liddle as Dan, Alice Arnold as Marianne, Sophie Levy as Alia, Nyla Levy as Sara, Shaheen Khan as Jabeen, Sudha Bhuchar as Sonal, Sakuntala Ramanee as Samina, Charubala Chokshi as Masi, Susan Sheridan as Karan, Shiv Grewal as Salim, Burt Caesar as Ali and Omar Salimi as Javed.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Kristine Landon-Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.

TUE 07:30 The Missing Hancocks (b08jb9nq)
The Crown Jewels

The Missing Hancocks recreates those episodes of the classic Hancock's Half Hour that have been wiped or lost from the archive. Something else has gone missing in this episode from the second series - the lad 'imself, who had absconded to Rome. In 1955, he was replaced for the first three episodes by the Goon Show's Harry Secombe. In this recreation, he has been replaced by Andy Secombe - Harry's son. Not heard since then, this is a real piece of comedy history.

The first modern sitcom, Hancock's Half Hour made stars of Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams, and launched Ray Galton and Alan Simpson on one of the most successful comedy-writing partnerships in history. But 20 episodes of the show are missing from the BBC archives. Now, after two highly successful series, another five of those episodes have been lovingly re-recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Tonight's episode: The Crown Jewels. As Hancock is absent, Bill is staying with Harry Secombe. They decide to show Andree the sights of London but get caught up in Sid's plot to steal the Crown Jewels.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, and with the classic score newly recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the show stars Andy Secombe, Kevin Eldon, Simon Greenall, Robin Sebastian and Susy Kane. The Crown Jewels was first broadcast on the 26th April, 1955.

Produced by Ed Morrish & Neil Pearson.

Written by Ray Galton & Simpson

Music recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Levon Parikian.

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.

TUE 08:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00gffj3)
From 15/03/1971

A rival to the Bard of Avon, the challenge of buying an antique teaspoon and a sleepless night.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady and Pauline Yates. Pianist: Gordon Langford. Guitarist: Dick Abell.

Written by Terence Brady, Donald Churchill, David Climie, John Graham, Charles Mackay, Spike Milligan, Peter Spence, Roger Till, Gerald Wiley ( Ronnie's Barker's pseudonym) and Gordon Langford.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.

TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b00xj4lb)
The Great Footwear Scandal

The bumbling civil servants must find 5000 boats, fast. Stars Wilfrid Hyde-White and Richard Murdoch. From October 1962.

TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b08jf2ln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]

TUE 09:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b0081lf5)
Series 1, Episode 4

Merv gains strong support from an unlikely source when the cafe faces closure. Stars Mervyn Stutter. From December 2001.

TUE 10:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jmxm)
Wickfield and Heep

David takes a job with his old headmaster, and Dora is feeling worried. Stars Phil Daniels, Gary Cady and Joanna Myers.

TUE 11:00 The Time Being (b01slrsy)
Series 6, Llama Sutra

The latest season of The Time Being offers another showcase for new writers, none of whom have had their work broadcast before. Previous series provided a stepping stone for writers who have gone on to enjoy further success both on radio and in print - such as Tania Hershman, Heidi Amsinck, Sally Hinchcliffe and Joe Dunthorne.

Programme 2: Llama Sutra by Melanie Whipman

Things get complicated for a couple undergoing IVF after they visit the llama farm.

Melanie Whipman lives in a leafy Surrey village with her husband, teenage twins, dog, cats and chickens. She has an MA in Creative Writing and is currently a PhD student at the University of Chichester. Her short stories have been listed or placed in various competitions and her work has appeared online and in several magazines and anthologies. Her story, Peacock Girl, was the winner of this year's Rubery Prize.

Reader: Camilla Marie Beeput

Produced by Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 11:15 Martin Sorrell - Trapped (b01hc5tq)
The heroes of the great Exeter theatre fire of 1887. Martin Sorrell's recreation of real events. With Geoffrey Whitehead.

TUE 12:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00gffj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b00xj4lb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g1xxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 13:30 Where Were You When Bambi's Mother Was Shot? (b007692f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01r9cry)
Lucy Caldwell - All the Beggars Riding, Episode 7

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. (Trad.)

After the death of her mother, Lara Moorhouse finds herself besieged with questions about her childhood that she never had the courage to ask her mother when she was alive. In particular, questions about her father.
When Lara and her younger brother Alfie were children, their father, an eminent surgeon, died in a helicopter crash. He had been largely absent from their lives, spending much of his time working in Belfast during the Troubles and only coming back to London two weekends a month to work at the Harley Street Clinic where he had first met their mother years before.
For unbeknownst to her, Lara's father had another life in Belfast; a wife, other children: another family.
As she delves into her parents' lives and the story of their relationship, Lara confronts her own past, and theirs, and discovers an unexpected legacy from her father's hidden double life.
All the Beggars Riding is Lucy Caldwell's third novel. In 2011 Lucy won the The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was awarded the prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize for her second novel 'The Meeting Point'. A playwright and novelist Lucy's theatre credits include the award-winning 'Leaves', 'Guardians' and 'Notes to Future Self'. For radio she has written the Imison Award-winning 'Girl from Mars', 'Avenues of Eternal Peace', 'Witch Week' a dramatization of Diana Wynne Jones' novel for BBC Radio 4 Extra, and most recently she adapted her stage play 'Notes to Future Self' for Radio 4.

Read by Anne-Marie Duff
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Producer Heather Larmour.

TUE 14:15 An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin (b04lc3kj)
Episode 2

The correspondence of the Nobel Prize winning scientist, Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994), introduced by her biographer, Georgina Ferry.

In the early 1930s, Dorothy embraced x-ray crystallography, working with her phD supervisor and lover, J.D. Bernal. Letters that were both scientific and highly personal flew back and forth between them, as they tried to determine the internal structure of complex molecules.

Producer: Anna Buckley.

TUE 14:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jntx)
Episode 7

Shocked Captain Arthur is forced to face the facts over Adam's feelings for Hetty. Stars Thomas Arnold and Richard Greenwood.

TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b01j6qs0)
Hedge Britannia, Episode 2

Written by Hugh Barker. Read by Tim Key.

Hugh Barker, a hedge enthusiast, has journeyed across Britain to explore its remarkable variety of hedgerows.

Our Neolithic ancestors figured out how to bend trees to their will and developed the art of coppicing. A skill that is renewing itself in 21st century competitions.

Over the course of his travels he discovers how hedges are amongst our most ancient monuments, meets hedgelaying champions and topiary fanatics, and sees the lengths to which some people will go to annoy the neighbours. Along the way he tells how a connection between paradise and the garden hedge grew up, why the British Army planted a barrier hedge hundreds of miles long in India, and how the notorious enclosures during the Industrial Revolution turned the country upside-down.

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 15:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jmxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

TUE 16:00 Puzzle Panel (b00yrrgg)
Episode 8

Scratch your head along with Chris Maslanka, Dr Victor Bryant, Dr Doreen Baxter and William Hartston. From July 1998.

TUE 16:30 Babblewick Hall (b01nlzcw)
Series 1, Episode 6

Squire Fenton's downfall looks imminent with the arrival of his scheming father. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost. From January 1996.

TUE 17:00 Girlies (b08kgzq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

TUE 17:30 The Missing Hancocks (b08jb9nq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 18:00 Washington Irving - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (b007wvk4)
Episode 2

Ichabod Crane sets out to win the heart of Katrina Van Tassel. Martin Jarvis reads Washington Irving's supernatural classic.

TUE 18:30 And The Academy Award Goes To ... (b0090f6p)
Series 1, The English Patient

Paul Gambaccini traces the history of the Oscars and tells the stories behind award-winning films.

4/4. The English Patient

Paul talks to author Michael Ondaatje about the adaptation of his novel. Publicist Tony Angelloti recalls how he ran the campaign to persuade the Academy that this film was a winner.

TUE 19:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00gffj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b00xj4lb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

TUE 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g1xxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

TUE 20:30 Where Were You When Bambi's Mother Was Shot? (b007692f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

TUE 21:00 The Time Being (b01slrsy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

TUE 21:15 Martin Sorrell - Trapped (b01hc5tq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

TUE 22:00 The Missing Hancocks (b08jb9nq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

TUE 22:30 Kerry's List (b01shw0r)
Series 1, Episode 4

A four-part sketch show co-written by and starring comedian and actress Kerry Godliman.

Kerry is a married mother of two, a stand up comedian and has two children. Her life can only properly function with her daily list - if she didn't compile this vital list, her life would simply fall apart.
Each week, this series looks at a different list and delves into Kerry's madcap world by looking at various elements of that week's list in sketches, narrative and stand up.

In this final episode, Kerry's List involves changing sheets, buying a kids book on where babies come from, getting her roots done, learning to knit, not drifting off, reading a classic and dusting the plants.

Joining Kerry is her husband Ben (played by her real husband Ben Abell) and her five year old daughter Elsie (played by Melissa Bury) together with a range of bizarre characters - including an enthusiastic council environment worker, some disgruntled satsumas, a bored therapist, a Fairy Jeanmother and a very keen gym instructor.

Any busy parent who's ever compiled a list of their own will relate to Kerry Godliman's incident filled world.

The cast includes David Pusey (who co-wrote the series), Bridget Christie, Lucy Briers, Rosie Cavaliero and Nicholas Le Prevost.

Kerry Godliman is fast establishing herself as a highly skilful stand up comic and actress, from her recent appearances on Live at The Apollo (BBC 1), Derek (C4) and Our Girl (BBC 1).

Producer: Paul Russell
An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08lpsdq)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Cariad Lloyd chats to Jenny Bede.

TUE 23:00 Concrete Cow (b0076js0)
Series 1, Episode 3

The complication of ordering coffee and finding Captain Oates. Sketch show with Robert Webb and Olivia Colman. From August 2002.

TUE 23:30 We Are Klang: Amazing Lives (b007k3hw)
Max Phantasmo

The controversial American comedian, by those who know him. Spoof starring Greg Davies and Steve Hall. From April 2007.


WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH 2017

WED 00:00 Washington Irving - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (b007wvk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]

WED 00:30 And The Academy Award Goes To ... (b0090f6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]

WED 01:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g1xxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]

WED 01:30 Where Were You When Bambi's Mother Was Shot? (b007692f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01r9cry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]

WED 02:15 An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin (b04lc3kj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]

WED 02:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jntx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]

WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b01j6qs0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]

WED 03:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jmxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:00 Puzzle Panel (b00yrrgg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]

WED 04:30 Babblewick Hall (b01nlzcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]

WED 05:00 Girlies (b08kgzq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]

WED 05:30 The Missing Hancocks (b08jb9nq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]

WED 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g3npg)
Series 2, The Placer

Stolen goods and warehouses pre-occupy Detective Sergeant Dave Brook and DC Maxton. Just as the Kemp trail has gone cold, there's a fresh lead.

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving DS Dave Brook with Christopher Blake as his assistant, Detective Constable Blair Maxton.

With Stephen Yardley as Chief Inspector Roach, Peter Cleall as Detective Constable Harrison, Philip Talbot as Fred Rees, Tony Steedman as Roy Howard and Spencer Banks as George.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.

WED 06:30 Modern Day Griot (b01jhb34)
How are modern musicians re-imagining the role the West African griot? Traditionally griots belong to particular West African families who act as oral historians, advisors, story-tellers and musicians for their culture. Now a generation of artists living in the West, who have African roots, are learning musical techniques from the masters but creating songs and stories with contemporary relevance.

In a programme rich in musical sounds and poetic storytelling, writer Gaylene Gould explores what it means to be a griot today. When modern culture uses the term as a shorthand - what does it mean to call someone a griot?

Hereditary griot Seckou Keita, leads a music workshop at a primary school, teaching harp-like instrument the Kora. At the age of 10, Tunde Jegede travelled from England to Gambia to train with a master kora player. He now collaborates with both orchestras and the hip-hop artist HKB FiNN - who has changed the way he approaches writing lyrics and embraced the griot label. Sona Jobarteh, Tunde's sister, is a hereditary griot. She gives Gaylene a lesson in kora playing and discusses how her sex affects the role and why she is reluctant to call herself a griot.

Award winning poet and performer Inua Ellams has been performing at the National Theatre and Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara sells out gigs internationally- both are called griot by their fans but aren't entirely comfortable with the label. Fatoumata believes she couldn't address topics like female circumcision as a griot. London based spoken word artist Zena Edwards explains why she wants to honour the tradition.

Reflecting on the importance of the tradition in its purest form, Tunde Jedege says "every time a griot dies it's like a library burning down."

Producer Claire Bartleet.

WED 07:00 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k371)
Series 3, The Eager Young Student

Young Mikhail discovers that it's not easy being a Jew. Stars Tracy-Ann Oberman and David De Keyser. From February 2002.

WED 07:30 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown - 60 Days of Trump (b08jbdrm)
Washington D.C.'s favourite political call-in show returns to Radio 4 as stand-up legend Rich Hall and a selection of comedians from both sides of the Atlantic reflect on the first 60 days of Donald Trump's presidency.

Speaking to American pundits, comics and of course hearing extensively from the man on the street the show will explore how radically one of the most interesting countries on the planet has changed in 60 short days.

A BBC Studios Production.

WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b00pymrq)
Povey an Admiral at Last

Captain Povey's wife Ramona lands him in a Singapore stew. Stars Stephen Murray and Jon Pertwee. From September 1973.

WED 08:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007wp6j)
The Last of the McHancocks

The lad inherits a Scottish castle and starts feuding with his nasty neighbour.

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

With special guest James Robertson Justice as Seamus McNasty.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Denis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.

WED 09:00 Dilemma (b03szh9f)
Series 3, Episode 1

Sue Perkins presents a third series of Dilemma, the panel show where she puts four guests through the moral and ethical wringer by posing a series of finely-balanced dilemmas and then cross-examining them on their answers.

This week, Sue is joined by comedians Kerry Godliman and John-Luke Roberts, journalist and broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer and ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle, who collectively attempt to resolve dilemmas based around dinosaur bones, injured guinea pigs, and unethical banks. They also assert their moral correctness over giving directions and selling state secrets.

The show was devised by the actor and award-winning comedian Danielle Ward.

"A non-irritating, hilarious panel show" (Radio Times)

Presenter ... Sue Perkins
Producer ... Ed Morrish.

WED 09:30 Up the Garden Path (b0080p54)
Series 2, Hot Water

With more love entanglements, Izzy is finding life back in England rather confusing. Stars Imelda Staunton. From October 1998.

WED 10:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jmxy)
Mischief

As Dora continues to struggle, David receives news about Emily. Stars Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Hancock and Phil Daniels.

WED 11:00 The Time Being (b02119cs)
Series 6, The Dog Track

The latest season of The Time Being brings another showcase for new voices, none of whom have been previously broadcast. Previous series have brought new talent to a wider audience and provided a stepping stone for writers who have since gone on to enjoy further success both on radio and in print, such as Tania Hershman, Heidi Amsinck, Sally Hinchcliffe and Joe Dunthorne.

The Dog Track by Rebecca F. John

A young woman visits the dog track for the first time, and weighs up a matter of life and death.

Rebecca F. John was born in 1986 and grew up in Pwll, a small village on the Welsh coast. She has previously worked as a ski instructor and in the financial sector, and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Swansea University.

Reader: Rakie Ayola
Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b00d0hw2)
Ian Kershaw - Alan and Jean's Incredible Journey

Alan and Jean Warburton decide to spend their holiday in their bedroom. Poignant comedy drama starring Julie Hesmondhalgh.

WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b00pymrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007wp6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g3npg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 13:30 Modern Day Griot (b01jhb34)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01r9rts)
Lucy Caldwell - All the Beggars Riding, Episode 8

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. (Trad.)

After the death of her mother, Lara Moorhouse finds herself besieged with questions about her childhood that she never had the courage to ask her mother when she was alive. In particular, questions about her father.
When Lara and her younger brother Alfie were children, their father, an eminent surgeon, died in a helicopter crash. He had been largely absent from their lives, spending much of his time working in Belfast during the Troubles and only coming back to London two weekends a month to work at the Harley Street Clinic where he had first met their mother years before.
For unbeknownst to her, Lara's father had another life in Belfast; a wife, other children: another family.
As she delves into her parents' lives and the story of their relationship, Lara confronts her own past, and theirs, and discovers an unexpected legacy from her father's hidden double life.
All the Beggars Riding is Lucy Caldwell's third novel. In 2011 Lucy won the The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was awarded the prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize for her second novel 'The Meeting Point'. A playwright and novelist Lucy's theatre credits include the award-winning 'Leaves', 'Guardians' and 'Notes to Future Self'. For radio she has written the Imison Award-winning 'Girl from Mars', 'Avenues of Eternal Peace', 'Witch Week' a dramatization of Diana Wynne Jones' novel for BBC Radio 4 Extra, and most recently she adapted her stage play 'Notes to Future Self' for Radio 4.

Read by Anne-Marie Duff
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Producer Heather Larmour.

WED 14:15 An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin (b04lc3pz)
Episode 3

The correspondence of Nobel Prize winning scientist, Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994), introduced by her biographer, Georgina Ferry.

In the 1940s, Dorothy worked on the structure of a new medicine with a miraculous reputation, penicillin: making her first big breakthrough while breastfeeding her daughter Liz and with her peripatetic husband, Thomas, living and working away from home. Somerville College invented maternity pay for her, a benefit which Dorothy accepted rather reluctantly. As ever, her mother urged her to go gently but, inspired by her discoveries, Dorothy worked harder than ever.

Producer: Anna Buckley.

WED 14:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jnvd)
Episode 8

Preacher Mr Irwine visits Mrs Bede, who is unimpressed at the prospect of her son's marriage to Hetty. Stars Thomas Arnold.

WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b01j6qth)
Hedge Britannia, Episode 3

Written by Hugh Barker. Read by Tim Key.

Hugh Barker, a hedge enthusiast, has journeyed across Britain to explore its remarkable variety of hedgerows.

Topiary - was probably brought to these islands by the Romans, the controversy lingers on.

Over the course of his travels he discovers how hedges are amongst our most ancient monuments, meets hedgelaying champions and topiary fanatics, and sees the lengths to which some people will go to annoy the neighbours. Along the way he tells how a connection between paradise and the garden hedge grew up, why the British Army planted a barrier hedge hundreds of miles long in India, and how the notorious enclosures during the Industrial Revolution turned the country upside-down.

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 15:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jmxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

WED 16:00 Dilemma (b03szh9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

WED 16:30 Up the Garden Path (b0080p54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

WED 17:00 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k371)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

WED 17:30 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown - 60 Days of Trump (b08jbdrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 18:00 Washington Irving - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (b007xrtx)
Episode 3

Ichabod Crane comes face-to-face with his worst nightmare. Martin Jarvis concludes Washington Irving's supernatural classic.

WED 18:30 Off the Page (b00w227t)
Favourite Child

Who was it in your family, and do you have one amongst your own children? It's the great taboo.

Dominic Arkwright is joined by Rebecca Abrams, who bravely admits that she found it hard to love her first child after her second child was born. David Akinsanya grew up in care, aware that he was nobody's favourite child. And Bidisha has always known she is the most favoured. Why is it that even as adults it matters so much? New writing and honest, revealing talk in Off The Page.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b00pymrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

WED 19:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007wp6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

WED 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g3npg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

WED 20:30 Modern Day Griot (b01jhb34)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

WED 21:00 The Time Being (b02119cs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

WED 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b00d0hw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

WED 22:00 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown - 60 Days of Trump (b08jbdrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

WED 22:30 Births, Deaths and Marriages (b036twsn)
Series 2, The Elephant Malcolm

Births, Deaths and Marriages - returning for a second series - is the sitcom set in a Local Authority Register Office where the staff deal with the three greatest events in anybody's life.

Written by David Schneider (The Day Today, I'm Alan Partridge), he stars as chief registrar Malcolm Fox who is a stickler for rules and would be willing to interrupt any wedding service if the width of the bride infringes health and safety. He's single but why does he need to be married? He's married thousands of women.

Alongside him are rival and divorcee Lorna who has been parachuted in from Car Parks to drag the office (and Malcolm) into the 21st century. To her, marriage isn't just about love and romance, it's got to be about making a profit in our new age of austerity.

There's also the ever spiky Mary, geeky Luke who's worried he'll end up like Malcolm one day, and ditzy Anita who may get her words and names mixed up occasionally but, as the only parent in the office, is a mother to them all.

In this first episode, Malcolm makes the mistake of doing a local radio interview after a trip to the dentist, while Lorna wants to raise the profile of the office by inviting the press to witness a sham marriage bust by the UK Border Agency. Luke is appalled at Mary's love of men in uniform, while Anita has some unexpected news.

Producer: Simon Jacobs
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08lpsqf)
From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Cariad Lloyd chats again to Jenny Bede.

WED 23:00 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b03lsbks)
Series 3, Leisure

Barry Island, The Royal Welsh Show and The Seven Wonders of Wales are scrutinised by comedian Elis James and guests. From December 2013.

WED 23:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007jv2j)
Series 1, WG Grace

The radical comedian profiles the 'first modern celebrity' in English cricketing and Victorian society. From September 1999.


THURSDAY 30 MARCH 2017

THU 00:00 Washington Irving - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (b007xrtx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]

THU 00:30 Off the Page (b00w227t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]

THU 01:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g3npg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]

THU 01:30 Modern Day Griot (b01jhb34)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01r9rts)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]

THU 02:15 An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin (b04lc3pz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]

THU 02:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jnvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]

THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b01j6qth)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]

THU 03:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jmxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:00 Dilemma (b03szh9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]

THU 04:30 Up the Garden Path (b0080p54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]

THU 05:00 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k371)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]

THU 05:30 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown - 60 Days of Trump (b08jbdrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]

THU 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g3vpn)
Series 2, Death in a Lonely Place

In the wake of their discovery, DS Brook and DC Maxton collect together everything they've learned, and talk to Kemp.

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving Detective Sergeant Dave Brook with Christopher Blake as his assistant, Detective Constable Blair Maxton.

With Stephen Yardley as Chief Inspector Roach, Garard Green as Mott, Haydn Wood as Sergeant Lindsey and Keith Drinkel as Mr Kemp.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.

THU 06:30 Miniature Mountains (b0076f9s)
Times gardening correspondent Stephen Anderton explores the changing fashions in rock gardening, from the Northamptonshire landowner who wanted a landscape for his gnomes to the Yorkshireman who described his alpines as 'sulky' but who changed our view of the rockery. From May 2003.

THU 07:00 In the Chair (b007jsvd)
Episode 3

Hack George Cragge is convinced that the minister for information has something to hide and the BBC Chairman gets implicated...

Mark Tavener's six-part satirical comedy thriller stars Michael Williams as George Cragge, Barry Foster as DCI Frank Jefferson, Hugh Laurie as the Prime Minister, Richard Griffiths as Crichton-Potter, John Bird as Martin, Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss, Rebecca Front as Marcia Mallon, Kenneth Cranham as Jim Hardie, Geoffrey Whitehead as Director of Personnel, Simon Greehall as the Chancellor, Jonathan Keeble as John and Susie Brann as Caroline.

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.

THU 07:30 Meet David Sedaris (b0680s8t)
Series 5, Loggerheads

One of the world's best storytellers is back on BBC Radio 4 doing what he does best.

This week, we find how turtles have featured in the writer's life since childhood in Loggerheads and we hear a final extract from his peerless diaries.

Produced by Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 08:00 Jim the Great (b01spd8m)
Series 1, The Great Celtic Arms Race

King Jim is bested by King Cedric. Then he acquires a new toy - a 'thunderlog'.

Historical regal romp starring Jimmy Edwards.

With Julian Orchard, John Baddeley, Andrew Palmer, Ronald Baddiley, Jon Glover, Joan Sanderson and Kenneth Connor.

Jim The Great ran for 2 series on BBC Radio 2 between 1976 - 1979.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1977.

THU 08:30 Know Your Place (b019m16k)
Health Can Damage Your Smoking

Can caretaker Ramsay quit cigarettes to keep his job? Stars Roy Dotrice and Patricia Hayes. From July 1983.

THU 09:00 Guess What? (b061fth0)
Episode 2

Animal, vegetable or mineral? Barry Took's revised 20 questions. With Geoffrey Durham and Hattie Hayridge. From April 1998.

THU 09:30 Country Matters (b00lnd0x)
Episode 4

Dave and Cathy's quest for locally produced food proves problematic. Stars Jonathan Tafler and Lesley Sharp. From May 1994.

THU 10:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jn0g)
My Beloved Dora

Mr Micawber confides in David about Uriah Heep, and Dora's health causes concern. Stars Phil Daniels and Sheila Hancock.

THU 11:00 Four Bare Legs in a Bed (b021n6s4)
The Bed

The first of three stories from Helen Simpson's collection, Four Bare Legs in a Bed, read by Rosie Cavaliero. The Bed.
An impulse purchase in a department store changes a woman's life.
Producer: Sarah Langan.

THU 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b01h7cdt)
Martyn Hesford - Mrs Lowry and Son

Mrs Lowry and Son
Written by Martyn Hesford

Artist L. S. Lowry lived all his life with his over-bearing mother Elizabeth. Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he is to her. This powerful drama imagines the impact this obsessive mother and son relationship had on the great artist.

Directed by Gary Brown
Produced by Charlotte Riches.

THU 12:00 Jim the Great (b01spd8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 12:30 Know Your Place (b019m16k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g3vpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 13:30 Miniature Mountains (b0076f9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01r9swb)
Lucy Caldwell - All the Beggars Riding, Episode 9

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. (Trad.)

After the death of her mother, Lara Moorhouse finds herself besieged with questions about her childhood that she never had the courage to ask her mother when she was alive. In particular, questions about her father.
When Lara and her younger brother Alfie were children, their father, an eminent surgeon, died in a helicopter crash. He had been largely absent from their lives, spending much of his time working in Belfast during the Troubles and only coming back to London two weekends a month to work at the Harley Street Clinic where he had first met their mother years before.
For unbeknownst to her, Lara's father had another life in Belfast; a wife, other children: another family.
As she delves into her parents' lives and the story of their relationship, Lara confronts her own past, and theirs, and discovers an unexpected legacy from her father's hidden double life.
All the Beggars Riding is Lucy Caldwell's third novel. In 2011 Lucy won the The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was awarded the prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize for her second novel 'The Meeting Point'. A playwright and novelist Lucy's theatre credits include the award-winning 'Leaves', 'Guardians' and 'Notes to Future Self'. For radio she has written the Imison Award-winning 'Girl from Mars', 'Avenues of Eternal Peace', 'Witch Week' a dramatization of Diana Wynne Jones' novel for BBC Radio 4 Extra, and most recently she adapted her stage play 'Notes to Future Self' for Radio 4.

Read by Anne-Marie Duff
Abdriged by Doreen Estall
Producer Heather Larmour.

THU 14:15 An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin (b04lc564)
Episode 4

The correspondence of Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) introduced by her biographer, Georgina Ferry.

After the war, Dorothy juggled pioneering research with bringing up three children. Having cracked the structure of penicillin in 1945, she embarked on an even more complicated molecule, vitamin B12, while her husband Thomas spent long periods living and working in Africa. Elected as one of the first female fellows of The Royal Society aged just 36, Dorothy's reputation as a world class researcher was growing, rapidly.

Producer: Anna Buckley.

THU 14:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jnvw)
Episode 9

Adam is distraught over Hetty standing accused and locked up behind prison bars. Stars Thomas Arnold and Katherine Igoe.

THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b01j6qvz)
Hedge Britannia, Episode 4

Written by Hugh Barker. Read by Tim Key.

Hugh Barker, a hedge enthusiast, has journeyed across Britain to explore its remarkable variety of hedgerows.

An enthusiast's account of how Britain's history has been mapped by hedges. Today we hear about Captain Leyland's legacy.

Over the course of his travels he discovers how hedges are amongst our most ancient monuments, meets hedgelaying champions and topiary fanatics, and sees the lengths to which some people will go to annoy the neighbours. Along the way he tells how a connection between paradise and the garden hedge grew up, why the British Army planted a barrier hedge hundreds of miles long in India, and how the notorious enclosures during the Industrial Revolution turned the country upside-down.

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 15:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jn0g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

THU 16:00 Guess What? (b061fth0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

THU 16:30 Country Matters (b00lnd0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

THU 17:00 In the Chair (b007jsvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

THU 17:30 Meet David Sedaris (b066zvy9)
Series 5, Calypso; Follow Me

One of the world's best storytellers is back on BBC Radio 4 doing what he does best.

This week: the story of an unorthodox minor operation in Calypso, a reflection on selfie culture in Follow Me and a final extract from his diaries (5/6)

Produced by Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 18:00 Sheridan Le Fanu - Schalken the Painter (b007jvp4)
Episode 1

In 17th Century Leyden, young Flemish painter Godfrey Schalken's love for his master's daughter, Rose, receives a setback when a mysterious visitor comes calling one night by the name of Vanderhausen...

An unabridged reading in 2 episodes read by Ian McDiarmid.

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) is regarded by many critics as the greatest master of the English ghost story. A product of the decaying Anglo-Irish culture of the early and mid-19th Century, he sums up in his work better than any of his contemporaries the fears and dreads that may haunt the sensitive individual.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast in 2005.

THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00fzw0z)
Series 17, Billy Marsh

Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris.

Michael Grade and William G Stewart champion the life of the theatrical agent Billy Marsh, the man who helped to turn Morecambe and Wise, Norman Wisdom and Bruce Forsyth into household names.

THU 19:00 Jim the Great (b01spd8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

THU 19:30 Know Your Place (b019m16k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

THU 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g3vpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

THU 20:30 Miniature Mountains (b0076f9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

THU 21:00 Four Bare Legs in a Bed (b021n6s4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

THU 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b01h7cdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

THU 22:00 Meet David Sedaris (b066zvy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 today]

THU 22:30 Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed (b03bdsyt)
Series 2, Security

DS Nick Mohammed is asked to provide additional security for a major event, aided and abetted by long-suffering colleagues Colin and Anna. Written and performed by Nick Mohammed, with Anna Crilly, Colin Hoult, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Will Andrews. Script Editor: Johnny Sweet. Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

THU 23:00 Elastic Planet (b007js6h)
The Train

The Ministry of Furniture and methodist pirates. Patrick Moore guest stars in the comedy of connections.

THU 23:15 The Shuttleworths (b00scy0g)
Series 5, Smells Like White Spirit

Ken Worthington needs Jon to write a catchy pop song at short notice, but John's DIY duties prove a serious obstacle. Will he be able to complete the song in time to meet Ken's deadline?

John is created and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

THU 23:30 Hut 33 (b01kbhx3)
Series 3, Entente Cordiale

Bletchley Park, 1942: can the wartime code breakers improve Anglo-French relations with a little derring-do?

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 November 2009.


FRIDAY 31 MARCH 2017

FRI 00:00 Sheridan Le Fanu - Schalken the Painter (b007jvp4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]

FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b00fzw0z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]

FRI 01:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g3vpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]

FRI 01:30 Miniature Mountains (b0076f9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b01r9swb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]

FRI 02:15 An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin (b04lc564)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]

FRI 02:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jnvw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]

FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b01j6qvz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]

FRI 03:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jn0g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:00 Guess What? (b061fth0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]

FRI 04:30 Country Matters (b00lnd0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]

FRI 05:00 In the Chair (b007jsvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]

FRI 05:30 Meet David Sedaris (b066zvy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Thursday]

FRI 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g457y)
Series 2, The Point of No Return

DS Dave Brook and DC Blair Maxton get moving on the Kemp case, but are they too late...?

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving Detective Sergeant Dave Brook with Christopher Blake as his assistant, Detective Constable Blair Maxton.

With Stephen Yardley as Chief Inspector Roach, Peter Cleall as Detective Constable Harrison, Jacqueline Tong as Judy, John Judd as Detective Sergeant Kelly, Tony Caunter as Carson and Gary Cady as James Clark.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.

FRI 06:30 Miles Jupp in a Locked Room (b01hw6h8)
1/1

There's a fresh corpse! But that room hasn't been opened for years! Locked Room Mysteries astonished and delighted crime fans in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. But as Miles Jupp discovers, the Locked Room continues to infuriate and delight, inspiring writers in Japan and France. But how many ingenious solutions can be wrung out of a body, a sealed chamber, and the imagination of a dedicated writer? You'll be surprised...

FRI 07:00 Romantic Friction (b00764mh)
Episode 4

Brian has gone to the Shetland Isles to make giant fibreglass ducks and romance writer, Anna's head is throbbing because she's been hitting the cooking sherry.

Her book is on hold, her characters are unhappy and her publisher is nagging her for a finished copy. Is there any chance of a happy ending?

Michelle Read's four-part comedy-drama stars Samantha Bond and Hugh Bonneville.

With Beth Chambers, Michelle Read, Kammy Darweish, Adjoa Andoh, Andrew Wincott, Sue Elliott-Nicholls, Michael Fenton Stevens and Ewan Bailey.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.

FRI 07:30 Boswell's Lives (b0547ntj)
Series 1, Boswell's Life of Pinter

by Jon Canter

Comedy as James Boswell Dr Johnson's celebrated biographer pursues other legends to immortalise. Today he attempts to write the biography of Pinter but finds himself the victim of a betrayal.

Directed by Sally Avens

Jon Canter is an award winning comedy writer for both television and radio. He recently penned the radio series 'Believe It' starring Richard Wilson but his work goes back to Spitting Image. He is also the author of several books and has been called our greatest living comic novelist.

Miles Jupp is an actor and stand up. Miles Jupp is an actor and stand up. He is best known for hosting The News Quiz on Radio 4.

Harry Enfield is a Bafta award winning performer, writer and director. He starred with Paul Whitehouse in Harry and Paul's Story of the Two's last year winnng a British Comedy Award for best sketch show.

FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qyqd9)
Series 2, Episode 7

London bus gospel and a visit to Nibbling-On-The-Bone.

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 Clive James, John Esmonde & Bob Larbey, Peter Vincent and David McKellar .

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 Tim Brooke-Taylor, with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1965.

FRI 08:30 The Goon Show (b007jz4z)
The Gold Plate Robbery

Ned Seagoon goes overseas to pursue some stolen booty, but can Bloodnok be far behind? Stars Spike Milligan. From February 1959.

FRI 09:00 The 3rd Degree (b05wq1jc)
Series 5, University of Surrey

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

Coming this week from the University of Surrey, 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 Politics, Business and Physics and the questions range from Black Friday and the Gang Of Four to Gandhi and George Michael - and the show boasts not one, but two jokes about Quantum Mechanics.

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 and 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 Tickets Please (b00ny7k4)
Episode 2

By Mark Maier

The 9.27 London to Exeter emotional rollercoaster continues as the train staff's personal embroilments deepen. Now one of the wedding party is joining in the melee. And why are there fingerholes in the muffins?

Robin..................Jeremy Swift
Nadine...................Alex Kelly
Peter..............Malcolm Tierney
Carol..............Tessa Nicholson
Carl................Nicholas Boulton
Diana...............Melissa Advani
Linda...................Kate Layden
Keith...............Stephen Hogan
other parts played by Piers Wehner, Philip Fox and Joseph Cohen-Cole

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

FRI 10:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jn0r)
I Have Loved You All My Life

As tragedy strikes, David is forced to contemplate his future. Stars Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Hancock and Gary Cady.

FRI 11:00 Four Bare Legs in a Bed (b0222fgn)
An Interesting Condition

The second of three stories from Helen Simpson's collection, Four Bare Legs in a Bed, read by Rosie Cavaliero.
2/3 An Interesting Condition. Fear and loathing in an antenatal class.
Producer: Sarah Langan.

FRI 11:15 Tanika Gupta - The Queen's Retreat (b0075kw3)
Bela is a keen chess player, but when her husband cheats on her, she retreats from life's game.

A romance with chess by Tanika Gupta.

Stars Shelley King as Bela, David Allister as Andrew, Alice Arnold as Fran, Derek Walmsley as Marco, June Barrie as Carla, Tilly Gaunt as Louise and Lexi Rose as Kate.

Director: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.

FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qyqd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jz4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g457y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 13:30 Miles Jupp in a Locked Room (b01hw6h8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b01r9wdk)
Lucy Caldwell - All the Beggars Riding, Episode 10

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. (Trad.)

After the death of her mother, Lara Moorhouse finds herself besieged with questions about her childhood that she never had the courage to ask her mother when she was alive. In particular, questions about her father.
When Lara and her younger brother Alfie were children, their father, an eminent surgeon, died in a helicopter crash. He had been largely absent from their lives, spending much of his time working in Belfast during the Troubles and only coming back to London two weekends a month to work at the Harley Street Clinic where he had first met their mother years before.
For unbeknownst to her, Lara's father had another life in Belfast; a wife, other children: another family.
As she delves into her parents' lives and the story of their relationship, Lara confronts her own past, and theirs, and discovers an unexpected legacy from her father's hidden double life.
All the Beggars Riding is Lucy Caldwell's third novel. In 2011 Lucy won the The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was awarded the prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize for her second novel 'The Meeting Point'. A playwright and novelist Lucy's theatre credits include the award-winning 'Leaves', 'Guardians' and 'Notes to Future Self'. For radio she has written the Imison Award-winning 'Girl from Mars', 'Avenues of Eternal Peace', 'Witch Week' a dramatization of Diana Wynne Jones' novel for BBC Radio 4 Extra, and most recently she adapted her stage play 'Notes to Future Self' for Radio 4.

Read by Anne-Marie Duff
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Producer Heather Larmour.

FRI 14:15 An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin (b04lc6h3)
Episode 5

The correspondence of Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) introduced by her biographer, Georgina Ferry.

Later in life, Dorothy combined scientific research with actively campaigning for peace, travelling to China and Russia during the Cold War and later writing to her former student, Margaret Thatcher.

On receiving the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964, she said she hoped that, in future, a woman winning such a prize would not require any special comment as 'more use is made of the talents that women share equally with men'. Fifty years later her hope has still not been fulfilled. Dorothy Hodgkin remains the only British woman to have been awarded a Nobel Prize for science.

Producer: Anna Buckley.

FRI 14:30 George Eliot - Adam Bede (b007jnwb)
Episode 10

Preacher Dinah visits her cousin Hetty, who languishes under sentence of death in jail. Stars Katherine Igoe and Vicki Liddelle.

FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b01j6qz4)
Hedge Britannia, Episode 5

Written by Hugh Barker. Read by Tim Key.

Hugh Barker, a hedge enthusiast, has journeyed across Britain to explore its remarkable variety of hedgerows.

Hedge People - from those who created the extravagantly absurd hedges of stately homes to those who campaign today for the preservation of our living margins.

Over the course of his travels he discovers how hedges are amongst our most ancient monuments, meets hedgelaying champions and topiary fanatics, and sees the lengths to which some people will go to annoy the neighbours. Along the way he tells how a connection between paradise and the garden hedge grew up, why the British Army planted a barrier hedge hundreds of miles long in India, and how the notorious enclosures during the Industrial Revolution turned the country upside-down.

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 15:00 Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield (b007jn0r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]

FRI 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b05wq1jc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

FRI 16:30 Tickets Please (b00ny7k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]

FRI 17:00 Romantic Friction (b00764mh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]

FRI 17:30 Boswell's Lives (b0547ntj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 18:00 Sheridan Le Fanu - Schalken the Painter (b007sw35)
Episode 2

The ghoulish Vanderhausen seals his deal with Rose's uncle and takes her away. 17th-century mystery concluded by Ian McDiarmid.

FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b01qgr4h)
Series 15, Peggy Lee's Is That All There Is?

Is That All There Is, the Leiber and Stoller song made famous by Peggy Lee, is based upon a short story by Thomas Mann called 'Disillusionment', but those who know and love it feel it's inspirational rather than a cynical, world weary musical take on existentialism and the futility of life.

Soul Music finds the compelling individual stories behind our collective love of music.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qyqd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]

FRI 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jz4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]

FRI 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b04g457y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]

FRI 20:30 Miles Jupp in a Locked Room (b01hw6h8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]

FRI 21:00 Four Bare Legs in a Bed (b0222fgn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]

FRI 21:15 Tanika Gupta - The Queen's Retreat (b0075kw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]

FRI 22:00 Boswell's Lives (b0547ntj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]

FRI 22:30 Spotlight Tonight with Nish Kumar (b08k34tz)
Series 1, 29/03/2017

We all like to think we know about the news and yet, whilst jokes about Boris Johnson's haircut are all well and good, do you still have that nagging suspicion there's important things going on beneath the headlines you'd like to know about? Well, help is at hand! Nish Kumar is here to cast his spotlight on the week's most talked about news items, taking an in-depth look at the biggest stories from the past seven days to scrutinise what's actually going on beneath the bluster.

Recorded on the day of transmission, Spotlight Tonight brings you the most reactive up to date in-depth look at the news.

Starring Nish Kumar & Sarah Campbell.

Written by Robin Morgan, Sarah Campbell, Max Davis, Gabby Hutchinson-Crouch, Nish Kumar, and Tom Neenan.

It was produced by Matt Stronge and was a BBC Studios Production.

FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08m0blv)
The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to David Baddiel.

FRI 23:00 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b01n0wj1)
Series 2, Episode 5

by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser

Justin's still living with his father-in-law, still working with his ex-wife and still calling on his Gran for her words of wisdom. This week he also has to cope with a chance of his big break.

Justin ..... Justin Moorhouse
Gran ..... Anne Reid
Lisa ..... Christine Bottomley
Bryn ..... Lloyd Langford
Ray ..... Paul Copley
Tanya ..... Victoria Elliott
Charlie ..... Mark Chatterton

Producer: Steven Canny

In one version of his life, Justin is a loveable celebrity who is successful, funny, and stopped in the street by adoring fans. He's the man who has everything.

In the more realistic version he's a DJ in a slightly shabby local radio station who gets hassled by the occasional oddball on the street. And he's the man who hopes for everything.

And at home? Well, it's chaotic. His wife has left him, taking custody of his 8-year-old son Justin jnr. So he's back on the market. So he's currently living in his father-in-law's spare room in Bury. The only person who understands him is his Gran, living in luxury in an old folk's home in Warrington. Oh, and his producer Bryn but this might not be such a good thing.

Everyone Quite Likes Justin is written by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser. Justin is a comedian who sells out gigs across the country. He has also written plays, a previous show for Radio 4 and the first series of Everyone Quite Likes Justin. Jim Poyser is a writer and producer of enormous experience in both radio and television.

Recorded in front of an audience in Manchester.

FRI 23:30 The Skivers (b00j5l87)
Series 3, Episode 3

Nightclubbing in London, courtesy of Peter Stringfellow. Sketch show with Nick Golsen and Tim de Jongh. From January 1997.



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

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 22:00 SAT (b01nswqw)

A Box of Wittgensteins 07:15 SUN (b00g44sj)

A Box of Wittgensteins 14:15 SUN (b00g44sj)

A Box of Wittgensteins 02:15 MON (b00g44sj)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0076j1m)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0076j1m)

A Sting in the Tale 18:30 SUN (b0076jlc)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 WED (b00d0hw2)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 WED (b00d0hw2)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 THU (b01h7cdt)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 THU (b01h7cdt)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:00 SUN (b007jpqw)

All Gas and Gaiters 12:00 SUN (b007jpqw)

An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin 14:15 MON (b04k9gjl)

An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin 02:15 TUE (b04k9gjl)

An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin 14:15 TUE (b04lc3kj)

An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin 02:15 WED (b04lc3kj)

An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin 14:15 WED (b04lc3pz)

An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin 02:15 THU (b04lc3pz)

An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin 14:15 THU (b04lc564)

An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin 02:15 FRI (b04lc564)

An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin 14:15 FRI (b04lc6h3)

And The Academy Award Goes To ... 18:30 TUE (b0090f6p)

And The Academy Award Goes To ... 00:30 WED (b0090f6p)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b00kmhl4)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b00kmhl4)

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive 22:30 MON (b00d7bf5)

Babblewick Hall 16:30 TUE (b01nlzcw)

Babblewick Hall 04:30 WED (b01nlzcw)

Births, Deaths and Marriages 22:30 WED (b036twsn)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b01r78by)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b01r9cb8)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b01r9cb8)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b01r9cry)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b01r9cry)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b01r9rts)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b01r9rts)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b01r9swb)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b01r9swb)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b01r9wdk)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b01hxhnb)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b01hw6g3)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b01hw6g3)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b01j6qs0)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b01j6qs0)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b01j6qth)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b01j6qth)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b01j6qvz)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b01j6qvz)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b01j6qz4)

Boswell's Lives 05:30 SAT (b05415pv)

Boswell's Lives 07:30 FRI (b0547ntj)

Boswell's Lives 17:30 FRI (b0547ntj)

Boswell's Lives 22:00 FRI (b0547ntj)

CJ Sansom - Revelation: Omnibus 13:00 SAT (b08kbd7r)

CJ Sansom - Revelation: Omnibus 02:00 SUN (b08kbd7r)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 03:00 SAT (b007jmtp)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 10:00 MON (b007jmv1)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 15:00 MON (b007jmv1)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 03:00 TUE (b007jmv1)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 10:00 TUE (b007jmxm)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 15:00 TUE (b007jmxm)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 03:00 WED (b007jmxm)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 10:00 WED (b007jmxy)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 15:00 WED (b007jmxy)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 03:00 THU (b007jmxy)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 10:00 THU (b007jn0g)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 15:00 THU (b007jn0g)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 03:00 FRI (b007jn0g)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 10:00 FRI (b007jn0r)

Charles Dickens - The Personal History of David Copperfield 15:00 FRI (b007jn0r)

Concrete Cow 23:00 TUE (b0076js0)

Country Matters 09:30 THU (b00lnd0x)

Country Matters 16:30 THU (b00lnd0x)

Country Matters 04:30 FRI (b00lnd0x)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jscw)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jscw)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jscw)

David Pownall - Barbara Allen 11:15 MON (b00hp7mw)

David Pownall - Barbara Allen 21:15 MON (b00hp7mw)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b08kbv2v)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b08kbv2v)

Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed 22:30 THU (b03bdsyt)

Dilemma 09:00 WED (b03szh9f)

Dilemma 16:00 WED (b03szh9f)

Dilemma 04:00 THU (b03szh9f)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 07:00 MON (b0076sm2)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 17:00 MON (b0076sm2)

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me 05:00 TUE (b0076sm2)

Down the Line 22:30 SUN (b012lm5p)

Elastic Planet 23:00 THU (b007js6h)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:00 WED (b03lsbks)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 23:00 FRI (b01n0wj1)

Four Bare Legs in a Bed 11:00 THU (b021n6s4)

Four Bare Legs in a Bed 21:00 THU (b021n6s4)

Four Bare Legs in a Bed 11:00 FRI (b0222fgn)

Four Bare Legs in a Bed 21:00 FRI (b0222fgn)

George Eliot - Adam Bede Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b00c90f0)

George Eliot - Adam Bede Omnibus 13:00 SUN (b00c90f0)

George Eliot - Adam Bede Omnibus 01:00 MON (b00c90f0)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 02:30 SAT (b007jns8)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 14:30 MON (b007jntf)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 02:30 TUE (b007jntf)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 14:30 TUE (b007jntx)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 02:30 WED (b007jntx)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 14:30 WED (b007jnvd)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 02:30 THU (b007jnvd)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 14:30 THU (b007jnvw)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 02:30 FRI (b007jnvw)

George Eliot - Adam Bede 14:30 FRI (b007jnwb)

Getting Nowhere Fast 09:30 TUE (b0081lf5)

Girlies 07:00 TUE (b08kgzq5)

Girlies 17:00 TUE (b08kgzq5)

Girlies 05:00 WED (b08kgzq5)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00fzw0z)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b00fzw0z)

Guess What? 12:00 SAT (b00757gr)

Guess What? 09:00 THU (b061fth0)

Guess What? 16:00 THU (b061fth0)

Guess What? 04:00 FRI (b061fth0)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:30 WED (b007wp6j)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:30 WED (b007wp6j)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:30 WED (b007wp6j)

Howard Cunnell - Fathers and Sons: Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b08kbtfk)

Howard Cunnell - Fathers and Sons: Omnibus 20:00 SUN (b08kbtfk)

Hut 33 23:30 THU (b01kbhx3)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b00qyqd9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b00qyqd9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b00qyqd9)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 08:30 SUN (b007k31b)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 12:30 SUN (b007k31b)

In the Chair 07:00 THU (b007jsvd)

In the Chair 17:00 THU (b007jsvd)

In the Chair 05:00 FRI (b007jsvd)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b08kbdjm)

Inheritance Tracks 03:10 SUN (b08kbdjm)

Inheritance Tracks 10:10 SUN (b08kbv2s)

Inheritance Tracks 21:10 SUN (b08kbv2s)

James Follett - Wicca 18:40 SAT (b007jsc5)

James Follett - Wicca 00:40 SUN (b007jsc5)

Jim the Great 08:00 THU (b01spd8m)

Jim the Great 12:00 THU (b01spd8m)

Jim the Great 19:00 THU (b01spd8m)

John Moore - A Portrait of Elmbury 06:00 SAT (b08k9n7f)

John Moore - A Portrait of Elmbury 16:00 SAT (b08k9n7f)

John Moore - A Portrait of Elmbury 04:00 SUN (b08k9n7f)

Jon Ronson On 23:30 SUN (b01rw4q3)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b08j9zqh)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b08j9zqh)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b08j9zqh)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b08j9zqh)

Kerry's List 22:30 TUE (b01shw0r)

Know Your Place 08:30 THU (b019m16k)

Know Your Place 12:30 THU (b019m16k)

Know Your Place 19:30 THU (b019m16k)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 08:00 TUE (b00gffj3)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:00 TUE (b00gffj3)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 19:00 TUE (b00gffj3)

Martin Sorrell - Trapped 11:15 TUE (b01hc5tq)

Martin Sorrell - Trapped 21:15 TUE (b01hc5tq)

Meet David Sedaris 07:30 THU (b0680s8t)

Meet David Sedaris 17:30 THU (b066zvy9)

Meet David Sedaris 22:00 THU (b066zvy9)

Meet David Sedaris 05:30 FRI (b066zvy9)

Mervyn Peake - Same Time, Same Place 15:45 SUN (b08kgmn9)

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Modern Day Griot 06:30 WED (b01jhb34)

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My Teenage Diary 07:30 SUN (b04tlk9h)

My Teenage Diary 17:30 SUN (b04tlk9h)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 SUN (b04tlk9h)

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Not in Front of the Children 08:00 MON (b08kgtqt)

Not in Front of the Children 12:00 MON (b08kgtqt)

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Off the Page 18:30 WED (b00w227t)

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Pam Ayres' Open Road 14:15 SAT (b007kdbd)

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Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b08kgnjx)

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Puzzle Panel 16:00 TUE (b00yrrgg)

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Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs 23:00 SAT (b00trxr0)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown - 60 Days of Trump 07:30 WED (b08jbdrm)

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Romantic Friction 05:00 SAT (b00764j4)

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Sarah Pinborough - Behind Her Eyes: Omnibus 14:30 SUN (b08kgmn7)

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Saturday Drama 16:00 SUN (b01jg740)

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Sheridan Le Fanu - Schalken the Painter 18:00 THU (b007jvp4)

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Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b01mw2dj)

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Spotlight Tonight with Nish Kumar 22:30 FRI (b08k34tz)

Stephen Baxter - Voyage 00:00 SAT (b007q9ld)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b08kgm32)

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Tanika Gupta - The Queen's Retreat 11:15 FRI (b0075kw3)

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The 3rd Degree 04:00 SAT (b05vx4dx)

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The Attractive Young Rabbi 07:00 WED (b007k371)

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The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b08k1t9z)

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The Goon Show 08:30 FRI (b007jz4z)

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The In Crowd 23:00 SUN (b06cqzvm)

The Listening Project 11:55 SUN (b03m819z)

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The Mark Steel Lecture 23:30 WED (b007jv2j)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b00xj4lb)

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The Missing Hancocks 07:30 TUE (b08jb9nq)

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The Now Show 23:00 MON (b08jf2ln)

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The People of the British Museum 02:15 SAT (b009prl1)

The Price of Fear 18:00 SUN (b007jnhf)

The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh 09:00 SAT (b08kbct7)

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The Secret Power of Trees 01:30 SAT (b01p7fgv)

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Tickets Please 04:30 SAT (b00nv6nh)

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Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe 14:45 SAT (b007jnbx)

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Up the Garden Path 12:30 SAT (b00803k9)

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Washington Irving - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 18:00 MON (b007wlpm)

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We Are Klang: Amazing Lives 23:30 TUE (b007k3hw)

Where Were You When Bambi's Mother Was Shot? 06:30 TUE (b007692f)

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Who the Wild Things Are 06:30 MON (b00c5j0j)

Who the Wild Things Are 13:30 MON (b00c5j0j)

Who the Wild Things Are 20:30 MON (b00c5j0j)

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Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management 22:30 SAT (b00glnb3)

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