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SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2017

SAT 00:00 Robert Easby - Oneira (b007k29f)
Mind the Gap

Battling to complete her epic surreal quest, Oneira literally ends up talking to herself - and finds her other self very rude.

Robert Easby's sci-fi comedy serial stars Lyndsey Marshal as Oneira, Peter Marinker as Nicholai, Joseph Kloska as Pete, Gerard McDermott as Elias and Saikat Ahamed as the Courier.

Producer: Liz Webb.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b01r0g4h)
Series 15, Shipbuilding

The song from 1982 was written by Elvis Costello and Clive Langer for Robert Wyatt and has been recorded in several versions by Elvis Costello himself, Suede, June Tabor, Hue and Cry, Tamsin Archer and The Unthanks.

The blend of subtle lyrics and extraordinary music makes this a political song like no other. It transcends the particular circumstances of its writing: the Falklands War and the decline of British heavy industry, especially ship-building.

Clive Langer and Elvis Costello describe how the song came to be written and how the legendary jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Chet Baker, came to perform on Costello's version.

Richard Ashcroft is a philosopher who wants the song, which he describes as a kind of secular hymn, played at his funeral because it gives a perfect expression of how he believes we should think about life. Not being able to feel the emotion of the song would, he feels, be like being morally tone-deaf. If you don't like this song, he'd find it hard to be your friend.

The song's achingly beautiful final couplet about "diving for pearls" makes the MP Alan Johnson cry and has also inspired an oral history and migrant integration project in Glasgow. Chris Gourley describes how the participants found a way to overcome their lack of English and communicate through a shared understanding of ship-building practice.

Other contributors include Hopi Sen, a political blogger who was an unusually political child, and the Mercury Prize winning folk group The Unthanks. They toured their version to towns with ship-building connections as part of a live performance of a film tracing the history of British ship-building using archive footage.

Producer: Natalie Steed.


SAT 01:00 The Radio Detectives (b007jp87)
Series 1, The Shadow Knows

Professor Jeffery Richards unravels the history and portrayals of Walter Gibson's pulp fiction force against evil, The Shadow.

Featuring the classic Orson Welles portrayal and an interview with Simon Callow.

Affectionate five-part series about popular radio detectives.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


SAT 01:30 There is Business Like Show Business (b01dhn6r)

Some of the most lavish and expensive musicals ever staged were in praise of photocopiers, kitchen appliances, insurance salesmen and even tractors...They were made in the 50s, 60s and later by companies to motivate their staff. The people who wrote them were huge Broadway names including Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock the men who gave us Fiddler on the Roof. They were private performances staged at sales conventions and the music was never made available to the public. They were a hidden part of the business world and the only reason we now know about them is that some shows were recorded as souvenirs for the employees - and these have been discovered by a couple of enthusiastic record collectors, Steve Young and Jonathan Ward. They tell Will Young about their favourite shows - Detroit Diesel's "Diesel Dazzle" and "A Musical Introduction to 1958 - The Shape of Tomorrow" from Westinghouse Appliances.

There were also industrial shows in the UK. We speak to choreographer and director Gillian Lynne who produced the Lyon's Maid musical "With Lyon's Maid, You're Laughing!" in 1973. And Herb Kanzell who, following his triumph with The Westinghouse Appliances show of 1958 wrote musical shows for British Rail, Oxo and British Airways.

Music played in the programme:

Somewhere over the Rainbow - Judy Garland from "The Wizard of Oz" soundtrack

"Tractor Drivin' Man" by Hank Beebe and performed by Bill Shirley - who also sang "On the Street Where You Live" on the "My Fair Lady" soundtrack and provided the voice for Prince Phillip in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty". Tractor Drivin' Man was used in several Ford Tractor Shows in the 1960s.

"My Insurance Man" from the Continental Assurance Company 1968 show. Written by Arnold Midlash and Robert WeDyck. Performed by Beverly Lacek.

"Golden Harvest" from the Ford Tractor Show 1959 "Ford-i-f-y Your Future" written by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock.

"Big and Beautiful" from the 1966 American Motors show "Music from AM Route 66" written by Hank Beebe and Bill Heyer, performed by Chuck Green.

"Tomorrow, Today" from "the shape of tomorrow, a musical introduction to 1958" from Westinghouse Appliances, written by Herb Kanzell and John Wyman, performed by Marilyn Ross.

"Nightmare", also from "the shape of tomorrow", written by Herb Kanzell and John Wyman performed by Martin Green.

"Oh What a Beautiful Morning" from Oklahoma! written by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

"Monroe Man" from the Monroe Calculator Show 1969, music written by Sonny Kippe, lyrics by Joe Lapidos & Glenn Moore, performed by Diane Findlay.

"Tele op blues" from the Lyon's Maid 1973 show, "With Lyon's Maid You're Laughing" written by Denis Norden and Malcolm Mitchell and performed by Julia Sutton.

"The Latest" from Cole National Annual Sales Meeting Show "A Fairy Tale" 1965, performed by Liz Seneff

"I Never Enjoyed my Operation More" from the Converters Inc show "The Spirit of '78". No composition credits. Cast: Carol Steffen, Renee Kalen, Alice Dodd, Lee Pelty, and Mike Arquette

"We Were There" from the Detroit Diesel 1966 show "Diesel Dazzle" written by Hank Beebe and Bill Heyer.

"The Answer" from General Electric's Silicon Division's 1973 show "Got to Investigate Silicones" written by Hank Beebe and Bill Heyer, performed by Ron Young, Paul Eichel, & Joy Garrett. Special cameo vocal appearance by lyricist Bill Heyer.

Producer: Rachel Ross.


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b008dm1x)
Burning Bright, Episode 10

Tracy Chevalier's novel, abridged in 10 parts by Jane Greenwood, is set in London in 1792.

10/10. Maggie discovers that the pregnant Maisie has stayed behind and is being cared for by the Blakes. She takes charge of the situation and soon both girls are on the road to Dorset.

Read by Jenny Coverack.


SAT 02:15 On the Map (b00rghjt)
The Lie of the Land

Self-confessed map addict Mike Parker explores modern cartography.

There are lies, damned lies, statistics - and then there are maps. Borders can be moved and countries expanded, shrunk or even left off the map altogether. We'd like to believe that maps are a purely factual representation of the world with no bias or agenda, but in fact every cartographer decides what to include on their map and what to exclude. Mike Parker discovers how maps can be used as tools of power, politics and propaganda.


SAT 02:30 John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga (b08q79q5)
The Forsytes Concludes, Episode 6

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal.
Dramatised for radio by Lin Coghlan

Convinced he's a coward, Wilfrid hurtles towards self-destruction and Dinny tries to save him

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Directors ..... Marion Nancarrow and Gemma Jenkins

Tomorrow's Saturday drama sees the conclusion of Flowering Wilderness where Michael hopes to persuade Wilfrid to stand by Dinny. It also marks the start of the final book in the series, Over The River, when Dinny's sister Clare (Chloe Pirrie) makes an unexpected return to England declaring her marriage is over.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b01k2f7l)
Damn His Blood, Episode 5

'Damn him!' he swore. 'There is no more harm in shooting him than a mad dog!'

The brutal murder of the Reverend George Parker in the rural village of Oddingley on Midsummer's Day in 1806 gripped the nation. It was a strange case in an isolated Worcester village still bound by superstition and folklore, involving an investigation that lasted nearly a quarter of a century. It turned out to be a gripping true story of brutality, greed and ruthlessness in a rural community gone wildly astray.

In today's final episode, nearly a quarter of a century has passed, and the case has still not been solved. But a gruesome discovery leads to a new inquest, and Oddingley village finally learns the truth.

Peter Moore is a young literary historian and journalist, who is currently teaching Creative Writing at City University in London.

Abridger: Viv Beeby
Producer: Justine Willett
The Reader is Alex Jennings, who is currently appearing in The Collaborators as Mikhail Bulgakov at the National Theatre and is currently starring in Silk on BBC One.


SAT 03:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01jrt6g)
Augustus

Young Claudius grows up in the turbulent household of Augustus, the first Roman Emperor, and Livia, the wife who matched his achievements with her ambition. The Imperial Couple disregard their young grandson as they inch towards absolute power. But that won't save Claudius from heartbreak.

Robert Graves' scandalous histories of Roman political vice dramatised in six-parts by Robin Brooks.

Claudius ..... Tom Goodman-Hill
Augustus ..... Derek Jacobi
Livia ..... Harriet Walter
Tiberius ..... Tim McInnerny
Julia ..... Alison Pettitt
Athenodorus ..... Sam Dale
Cato ..... Jude Akuwudike
Thrasyllus ..... Sean Baker
Young Claudius ..... Harvey Allpress
Young Herod ..... Felix Zadek-Ewing
Young Germanicus ..... Harry Child
Camilla ..... Lauren Mote
Young Postumus ..... Ryan Watson
Young Livilla ..... Holly Gibbs
Other parts played by Adeel Akhtar, Tony Bell, Christine Kavanagh, and Sally Orrock.

Specially composed music by David Pickvance.

Director: Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


SAT 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b07dklgc)
Series 6, Birmingham City University

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from the Birmingham City University, with specialist subjects including Visual Communication, English Literature and Sociology, and questions ranging from Squash and Stretch to Roger McGough via Clement Attlee and the Duckworth-Lewis Method.

The programme is recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in an original and fresh take on an academic quiz.

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, sport, and quite possibly Justin Bieber. In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds see students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offering plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

Other Universities featured in this series include Gloucestershire, Chester, York, Bath and Glasgow.

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


SAT 04:30 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat (b00nm9sg)
Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and His Aunt

Home from military service, Ivan finds his aunt's efforts to marry him off intolerable. With Griff Rhys Jones. From April 2002.


SAT 05:00 Boogie Up the River (b007jz40)
Lechlade, Twinned with Zanzibar

Mark is celebrating, but with dog hair in the champers. Can a living legend save the day? Stars Timothy Spall. From January 1993.


SAT 05:30 Sketchorama (b01ks53l)
Series 1, Episode 4

Award-winning character comedian and doyen of sketch comedy Humphrey Ker presents the pick of the best live sketch groups currently performing on the UK comedy circuit in this brand new showcase - with character, improv, broken and musical sketch comedy.

Humphrey Ker is himself an established sketch performer, writer, actor and comedian who won the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh festival in 2011. For five years he was part of the much-loved sketch trio The Penny Dreadfuls, with whom he wrote and performed in a string of Edinburgh festival smashes, two series on BBC7 and two plays for Radio 4.

The sketch groups featured in episode four of Sketchorama are:

How Do I Get Up There? Scotland's fastest rising sketch group heralding a new era for Scottish comedy. In 2010, the boys made the final of the "Take The Mic" competition at the Edinburgh Festival, and in 2011 enjoyed their Fringe debut show. They also progressed to the finals of the prestigious New Act of The Year competition at the Barbican in London.

The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek. Since making their debut in 2009, this group featuring Graeme Rooney, Paul Charlton and Kevin O'Loughlin have established themselves as Fringe favourites and sold 10,000 tickets for their 2011 show.

Pappy's. A multi award winning sketch team consisting of comedians Ben Clark, Matthew Crosby and Tom Parry. Established in 2004, Pappy's are firm favourites on the UK live comedy circuit with their hyper-energetic, gag filled monster of a stage presence.

Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 06:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga (b08qy2yb)
The Forsytes Concludes, Episode 8

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal.
Dramatised for radio by Shaun McKenna

Clare's hopes for a new life have been dashed and Dinny pours all her energy into protecting her sister, ignoring her own heartache.

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Director ..... Gemma Jenkins.


SAT 07:00 The Ivan Brackenbury Show (b00gkjpj)

The hapless DJ's precarious broadcast pilot at Queen Elizabeth Hospital radio station. With Justin Moorhouse. From January 2009.


SAT 07:30 Hardeep's Sunday Lunch (b01pf6f3)
Series 1, Episode 5

For his Sunday lunch Hardeep Singh Kohli helps to cook traditional Congolese food with the help of Ben and Kongosi Mussanza. Over lunch Ben and Kongosi tell Hardeep about life in the Congo and how they and their children became caught up in the ethnic fighting. But despite being almost killed they talk of their determination to do peace and reconciliation work to stop the violence and counsel the victims. Eventually Kongosi had to flee the country with some of her children and they have settled in Bradford where Ben was studying peace studies. Hardeep talks to the family about how they have tried to overcome the traumas they suffered in the Congo and the problems of moving to another country.

Producers: Dawn Bryan
Amanda Hancox.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b01n0spx)
Dear Adolf - Letters to the Fuhrer

Christopher Cook examines a unique set of recordings from the vaults of the American Jewish Committee that strove to define America's war aims and values.

For 6 weeks, in 1942, the airwaves of NBC hummed with the voices of Hollywood stars such as James Cagney, Raymond Massey and Helen Hayes addressing the Fuhrer in the guise of ordinary citizens. Ever since the trauma of Pearl Harbor, thousands of letters had poured into radio networks and newspaper offices expressing support, anger and defiance at the new war America was now fighting. These letters earned themselves the sobriquet of 'Dear Adolf's' and Pulitzer prize winning writer Stephen Vincent Benet drew on their inspiration for six fictional missives to Hitler.

But the backstory of these and other broadcasts from the AJC is as compelling as the star names chosen to speak for the people of America. Formed in 1906, the American Jewish Committee was a response to the plight of Eastern European Jewry then suffering a wave of pogroms. Avowedly 'unpolitical', in so far as it eschewed the major movements then gripping the Jewish world (Socialism, Zionism and Communism) it sought to defend Jewish life both in the U.S. and the heartlands of Eastern Europe and to engage in inter faith dialogue at home. At its heart was advocacy of a loyal American Jewish citizenry and a desire to overcome prejudice.

By the late 1930's the A.J.C. took to the airwaves to use the power of radio. Producing thousands of radio messages and programs aimed at fighting bigotry on the homefront and promoting democratic values for a diverse number of programmes. This was a time of rising anti-semitism, domestically & abroad with the German American Bund holding mass rallies in Madison Square Gardens and the siren voice of radio demagogue Father Coughlin railing against 'internal enemies'.

Series like Dear Adolf and a gripping dramatization of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, made just months after its destruction, are just a few of the archival gems of the A.J.C. spanning two decades of attempts to counter prejudice and imbue ordinary American's with the spirit of tolerance.

Producer: Mark Burman.


SAT 09:00 Knowing Steve, Knowing You (b06gx1tz)

Steve Coogan talks to the novelist and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce about his life and career. Featuring new interviews from John Thomson, Henry Normal, Michael Winterbottom, Simon Greenall, Graham Duff, Sioned Wiliam and Steve Brown. "Knowing Steve, Knowing You" also features the following archive material:

* Knowing Knowing Me, Knowing You: Alan Partridge Documentary:
From 03/07/1993
The hapless host takes a fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes look at Pear Tree Productions.

* Nebulous - The Buzzing
From 2006.
Professor Nebulous battles against giant, murderous insects in the sci fi comedy with Mark Gatiss and guest star Steve Coogan.

*Hey, Rrradio!!! (Clip)
14/10/1988
Steve Coogan makes his national radio debut on Radio 1 in 1988 with 'A Question of International Revolutionary Politics' in the comedy cabaret extravaganza "Hey, Rrradio!!!"

*The Word Made Fresh (Clip)
From 17/10/1988
Steve Coogan performs his early comedy creation Duncan Thickett in this curtain raiser to the first BBC Radio Young Writers Festival.

*Front Row (Clip)
From 28/10/2010
A clip of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon talking to John Wilson about their television series "The Trip" on Radio 4's "Front Row".

Produced by Stuart Ross.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2015.


SAT 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jsvk)
Series 5, The Election Candidate

The electioneering lad battles to represent East Cheam in the Houses of Parliament.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1958.


SAT 12:30 Dad's Army (b00qmbky)
Series 2, A Soldier's Farewell

A cinema trip and some illicit cheese sparks Captain Mainwaring's own Battle of Waterloo.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, Arnold Ridley as Godfrey and Bill Pertwee as Hodges.

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1975.


SAT 13:00 The Pick Up: Omnibus (b08vgb9z)

An estranged father and daughter go on a road trip to Moscow. Can old wounds heal? Starring Kimberley Nixon and David Threlfall.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06zzgyf)
Emma Thompson

The celebrated actress chooses 'Unsquare Dance' by Dave Brubeck and 'Te Recuerdo Amanda' by Victor Jara.


SAT 14:15 Frankly Speaking (b05qkhm4)
Bette Davis - Self-Portrait of a Star

Actor George Coulouris and BBC producer Peter Duval Smith interview Hollywood icon Bette Davis.

In an occasionally heated conversation about her career, Oscar-winning Davis shares her opinions on what it means to be a star after 30 years in the business.

Davis shoots down the "misconception" that she creates frictions on her movie sets. Her arguments were always with the front office. The actress also strongly counters Duvall Smith's claim that she uses the same mannerisms in every performance - blaming instead her imitators.

Films discussed include 'Dark Victory' (1939), 'Juarez' (1939), 'Watch on the Rhine' (1943) and Davis's most recent hit at the time, 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?' with Joan Crawford (1962).

George Coulouris had previously starred alongside Bette Davis in the films 'All This, and Heaven Too' (1940), 'Watch on the Rhine' (1943) and 'Mr Skeffington' (1944). He's best known for playing Walter Parks Thatcher in the Orson Welles drama 'Citizen Kane' (1941).

Launched in 1952, Frankly Speaking was a completely novel and ground breaking BBC series. Initially there were three interviewers and the series was both unrehearsed and unscripted.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1963.


SAT 14:45 Marriott's Monologues (b00sp4g7)
Bernie Clifton

More of Marriot Edgar's famous monologues. Bernie Clifton performs 'Three Ha'pence a foot' and 'The Battle of Hastings'.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b01n0spx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga (b08qy2yb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:00 The Ivan Brackenbury Show (b00gkjpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Hardeep's Sunday Lunch (b01pf6f3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b08vgbwy)
The Lost Stories: Paradise 5, Episode 2

The Sixth Doctor and his companion Peri uncover the true, deadly purpose of the sinister resort vessel...

An adventure originally written for the BBC's Doctor Who TV series but never made.

Colin Baker stars as the Sixth Doctor.

With Nicola Bryant as Peri, Alex Macqueen as Gabriel, James 'D'Arcy as Michael, Helen Goldwyn as Stella/ Bella, Andree Bernard as Lorelei, Teddy Kempner as Elohim, Claire Wyatt as Mrs Aht and Richard Earl as Mr Tapp.

Written by PJ Hammond and Andy Lane.

Director: Barnaby Edwards

Made by Big Finish and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.


SAT 19:00 Knowing Steve, Knowing You (b06gx1tz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Saturday Night Fry (b007jt29)
Episode 3

Stephen Fry serves up more witty banter and sketches with Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent and Julia Hills. From May 1988.


SAT 22:30 The Jason Byrne Show (b00mrtdl)
Series 1, Religion

Exploring a fresh theme each week, the Irish comedian hosts stand-up and sketches. With Ivan Brackenbury. From July 2008.


SAT 23:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b01pc3by)
Series 4, Ottery St Mary

Comedian Mark Steel returns with a new series, looking under the surface of some of the UK's more distinctive towns to shed some light on the people, history, rivalries, slang, traditions, and eccentricities that makes them unique.

Creating a bespoke stand-up set for each town, Mark performs the show in front of a local audience.

As well as examining the less visited areas of Britain, Mark uncovers stories and experiences that resonate with us all as we recognise the quirkiness of the British way of life and the rich tapestry of remarkable events and people who have shaped where we live.

During this 4th series of 'Mark Steel's In Town', Mark will visit Tobermory, Whitehaven, Handsworth, Ottery St Mary, Corby, and Chipping Norton.

This week, Mark visits Ottery St Mary in Devon to discuss Coleridge's embarrassing childhood, pixies, and what happens when you put five thousand people in a square with a lit tar barrel.

Additional material by Pete Sinclair.
Produced by Sam Bryant.


SAT 23:30 Arthur Smith's Last Hangover (b010j3zq)

In 2001, Arthur Smith was nearly dead. He subsequently gave up drinking and entered the strange new world of the chronically sober.

A year on, the comic ruminates about his drinking days and booze generally - discovering elderflower presse, mornings and temptation. His old mucker, actress Caroline Quentin joins Arthur for some sober reflections.

Producer : Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2002.



SUNDAY 18 JUNE 2017

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b08vgbwy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 The Pick Up: Omnibus (b08vgb9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Frankly Speaking (b05qkhm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Marriott's Monologues (b00sp4g7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b01n0spx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga (b08qy2yb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:00 The Ivan Brackenbury Show (b00gkjpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Hardeep's Sunday Lunch (b01pf6f3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Tony Grounds - How to Write a Novel in a Week (b01pz9db)

Omnibus. Jim has been struck by literary lightning. Everyone has a novel inside of them, but will his bring dark secrets to the surface? Stars Paul Ritter.


SUN 07:15 David Goodland - Badger's Snatch (b08vkfq1)

4 Extra Debut. Cotswolds-based poet Milton Farleigh is driven to distraction when badgers destroy his sweetcorn patch. Read by Terry Molloy.


SUN 07:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b04ntvv9)
Series 2, Lost and Found

When Tom makes his weekly phone call to his parents in Sheffield he discovers they've been flooded. As his parents manage the clear up operation, Tom reflects on what is important to keep and what isn't.


SUN 08:00 Educating Archie (b07216wl)
From 04/02/1954

Brough goes to the fair and Archie visits the future.

Radio ventriloquism from Peter Brough and schoolboy, Archie Andrews.

With Harry Secombe, Beryl Reid, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Miles and Peter Madden.

Running from 1950- 1958, Educating Archie introduced a number of soon-to-be household names to listeners, including Tony Hancock, Benny Hill, Harry Secombe, Dick Emery, Hattie Jacques, Bruce Forsyth and Max Bygraves - all taking a turn in tutoring Archie.

Script by Eric Sykes, Walter Ridley and Ronald Wolfe

With Ronald Chesney and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.
Producer: Roy Speer

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1954.


SUN 08:30 Whack-O! (b061vkh6)
From 04/07/1961

Sacked over a poetry prize gaff, Professor Jimmy Edwards works hard to get his job back at Chiselbury School. With June Whitfield.

Starting life on BBC TV before transferring to radio, Chiselbury School is run "for the sons of gentlefolk".

Headmaster, Professor James Edwards, M.A. never misses a trick when it comes to exploiting the students and their parents. Sports pitches are given over to growing vegetables, which the boys nurture for their head to sell. Classes never exceed 95 pupils - 50 if private tuition is paid for at five guineas extra. It's only thanks to the efforts of the devoted deputy head, Mr Pettigrew, that the school exists at all.

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden and adapted for radio by David Climie.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1961.


SUN 09:00 The Secret Life: Omnibus (b08vl9bt)

Andrew O'Hagan recalls working with Julian Assange on a ghost-written memoir of the Wikileaks editor. Read by the author.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b05prq8b)
Gill and Deb - Birth Partners

Fi Glover with a conversation between friends who share a special connection which was strengthened when one supported the other through the birth of her daughter, 13 years ago.

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 learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08vl9by)
The Great Outdoors, Alfred Wainwright

4 Extra Debut. From Tommy Dorsey to Johnny Mathis. Fell guide author Alfred Wainwright shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From September 1988.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b08vlb8q)
Falling

There are so many ways to fall - in love, asleep, even flat on your face. Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich explore beyond the fall.

Radiolab is a Peabody-award winning show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and the human experience.

First broadcast on public radio in the USA.


SUN 12:00 Educating Archie (b07216wl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Whack-O! (b061vkh6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Tony Grounds - How to Write a Novel in a Week (b01pz9db)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 David Goodland - Badger's Snatch (b08vkfq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Arundhati Roy - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: Omnibus (b08vlblm)
Delhi

When landlord Biplab Dasgupta discovers that his tenant is absent, old memories are stirred. Read by Emilio Doorgasingh.


SUN 15:45 Journey Into Language (b00dk3vs)
The Journey Begins

Linguistics teaching pioneer Professor Eric Hawkins recalls how his path of learning started out in 1920s Liverpool.


SUN 16:00 Drama (b068sjpb)
A Place of Greater Safety, Liberty

Hilary Mantel's gripping account of the cataclysmic events of the French Revolution seen through the eyes of three of its most important figures, Georges Danton, Camille Desmoulins and Maximilien Robespierre.

Dramatised by Melissa Murray

Part one: Liberty

Directed by Marc Beeby.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b08vlgkp)
Lost Voices - Molly Holden

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry with 'Lost Voices' showcasing Molly Holden.

From her early youth to her death in 1981, Molly Holden was an acute, unsentimental but lyrical poet of the natural world. She was influenced by Hardy and Edward Thomas but her poetry was distinctively her own. Her inspiration was topography, archaeology and the ties of the present world with the past.

Molly delighted in the outdoors and it was a huge blow when Multiple Sclerosis first slowed her down, then put her in a wheelchair. She continued to write about the world she could see from her window but increasingly the cruel reality of her situation became evident in her poetry.

Written and presented by Brian Patten.The readers are Annette Badland and Nigel Anthony.

Produced in Bristol by Christine Hall.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


SUN 17:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b04ntvv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Afternoon Drama (b04mhd5g)
Lucy Rivers - The Devil's Violin

A magical, murderous, musical fairy tale by Lucy Rivers.

Life for 16 year old Hannah is pretty miserable. Her mother's a drunk and her baby brother Gethin is an evil little gremlin child. But then one night she meets an alluring violinist who plays the most seductive melodies. He offers Hannah the chance to fulfil her darkest desires. How far will Hannah go to get what she wants?

A wickedly playful dark modern fable with an original score composed and performed by Lucy Rivers.

Guitarist ..... Dan Messore
Violinist ..... Lucy Rivers
Composer ..... Lucy Rivers

Director ..... Helen Perry
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Lucy Rivers is a multi-talented writer, musician and performer. She's achieved great success with her company Gaggle Babble on acclaimed shows such as The Bloody Ballad - uniquely fusing music and theatre, humour and the macabre. The Devil's Violin is her first radio drama.


SUN 18:45 EF Benson - Terror By Night (b04ybn10)

Inexplicable moods and smells mar a friendly reunion. What can it mean? From the author of Mapp and Lucia. Read by Brian Gear.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b08vlb8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 David Hare - Plenty (b08vlhjf)

4 Extra Debut. Changing values and collapsing ideals - embodied in the post-war life of ex-secret agent, Susan Traherne. Stars Jane Lapotaire.


SUN 21:55 The Listening Project (b05prq8b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b04ntvv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Brig Society (b04cfzxk)
Series 2, Social Media

Uh-oh - Marcus Brigstocke has been put in charge of a thing! Each week, Marcus finds he's volunteered to be in charge of a big old thing and each week he starts out by thinking "Well, it can't be that difficult, surely?" and ends up with "Oh - turns out it's utterly difficult and complicated. Who knew...?"

This week, Marcus has decided to create his own Social Media site. Please RT. Please Follow. Please Like. Please give all your details to Google and the NSA.

Helping him to turn your metadata into cash will be Rufus Jones ("W1A", "Holy Flying Circus"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head") and Margaret Cabourn-Smith ("Miranda")

The show is a Pozzitive production, and is produced by Marcus's long-standing accomplice, David Tyler who also produces Marcus appearances as the inimitable as Giles Wemmbley Hogg. David's other radio credits include Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, Cabin Pressure, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, The Castle, The 3rd Degree, The 99p Challenge, My First Planet, Radio Active & Bigipedia. His TV credits include Paul Merton - The Series, Spitting Image, Absolutely, The Paul Calf Video Diary, Three Fights Two Weddings & A Funeral, Coogan's Run, The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon and exec producing Victoria Wood's dinnerladies.

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt & Dan Tetsell

Produced by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for the BBC.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08vxc02)

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Naz Osmanoglu.


SUN 23:00 Political Animals (b01mdgwx)
Series 1, Larry

by Tony Bagley.

The last of four scurrilous talks given by well-known, if unreliable, Downing Street cats, relating their trials and tribulations under four different Prime Ministers

Larry, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office since 2011, gives a cat's eye view of life in Downing Street under a coalition government.

Directed by Marc Beeby.


SUN 23:15 Before They Were Famous (b01mdgwz)
Series 1, Episode 4

Ian Leslie presents a new Radio 4 comedy show which brings to light the often surprising first literary attempts of some of the world's best known writers. A project of literary archaeology, Leslie has found evidence in the most unlikely of places - within the archives of newspapers, periodicals, corporations and universities-showcasing the early writing examples of writers such as Jilly Cooper-during her brief and unfortunately unsuccessful foray into the world of war reporting, and Hunter S Thompson - in his sadly short-lived phase working in the customer relations department for a major American Airline.

These are the newspaper articles, advertising copy, company correspondence and gardening manuals, that allow us a fascinating glimpse into the embryonic development of our best loved literary voices - people whom we know today for their novels or poems but who, at the time, were just people with a dream...and a rent bill looming at the end of the month.

Produced by: Anna Silver and Claire Broughton
A Hat Trick Production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 23:30 On the Town with the League of Gentlemen (b007k2qm)
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

The locals of the remote northern town get an unusual new guy for the bonfire.

The first incarnation of the award-winning black comedy, about the "local people" of Spent - before it hit TV.

Starring Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

Written by the cast and Jeremy Dyson.

The League of Gentlemen won a Perrier Edinburgh Festival award in 1997 and this radio series debuted in the same year. They also won a Sony Radio Award. The cult series switched to TV for three series on BBC 2 from 1999, plus stage shows and a feature film.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.



MONDAY 19 JUNE 2017

MON 00:00 Afternoon Drama (b04mhd5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 EF Benson - Terror By Night (b04ybn10)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Tony Grounds - How to Write a Novel in a Week (b01pz9db)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 David Goodland - Badger's Snatch (b08vkfq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Arundhati Roy - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: Omnibus (b08vlblm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Journey Into Language (b00dk3vs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Drama (b068sjpb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b08vlgkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b04ntvv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jty4)
An Over-Hurried Departure

In which a bet is made, the Bank of England is robbed and the gas is left on. Eccentric gentleman, Phileas Fogg's new valet Passepartout had been hoping for a quiet life...

Starring Leslie Phillips as Phileas Fogg, Yves Aubert as Passepartout, Jim Broadbent as Sergeant Fix and Ronald Fraser as Lord Albermarle.

Jules Verne's classic story dramatised in four parts by Terry James.

Music: Wilfredo Acosta.

Director Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


MON 06:30 The Man Who Made Mock Turtle Soup (b0076pxb)

Bill Lloyd investigates the life of Alexis Soyer, the first Victorian celebrity chef. With Michel Roux and AN Wilson. From January 2005.


MON 07:00 Charles Dickens (b00sb96j)
Sketches by Boz - Series 2, Horatio Sparkins

The socially ambitious Maldertons are delighted when a mystery suitor courts their unmarried daughter. Stars David Haig.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b08tbzly)
Series 78, 12/06/2017

Just A Minute is 50 years old this year! Nicholas Parsons has been hosting since day one, and presides over the following all-star panel: Paul Merton, Pam Ayres, Zoe Lyons and Julian Clary.

The panel have to talk on a given subject for sixty seconds without repetition, hesitation or deviation. Paul takes us out to the Sahara Desert, Julian talks us through his fitness regime, Zoe tells us what she knows about fly fishing, and Pam thinks outside the box.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle and it was produced by Matt Stronge.

Just A Minute is a BBC Studios production.


MON 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jsfr)
Series 5, The Man from the Burkiss Way

A deadly game of Russian Roulette Video Cassette and Blake's 7 spoofed.

Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett.

Cult sketch comedy series which originally ran from 1976 to 1980.

Scripted by David Renwick and Andrew Marshall.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1980.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jnj5)
Series 2, Brain Versus Brawn

Disguised as firemen for an exercise, the Walmington-on-Sea platoon must tackle a real blaze.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Ian Lavender as Private Pike and Arnold Ridley as Godfrey.

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

Producer: John Dyas
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1975.


MON 09:00 Quote... Unquote (b06gqh8f)

Quote ... Unquote, the popular quotations quiz, returns for its 51st 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

Oscar winning lyricist Don Black
Actress and writer Shobu Kapoor
TV Presenter Fern Britton
Novelist and Screenwriter Anthony Horowitz

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


MON 09:30 The Change (b06l3287)
Series 3, Episode 5

The family learn about Carol's condition - and Sonia finally confronts Dave about his suspicious behaviour.

Starring Lynda Bellingham as Carol, Philip Jackson as George, Maureen Beattie as Maureen, Marcia Warren as Violet, Emma Kennedy as Sonia and James Vaughan as Ken.

Series 3 of the sitcom about a married couple's attempts to smooth over their singularly troubled midlife funk - Carol is hormonal and 15-stone George is a transvestite. Onlookers can't quite agree on the nature of their dynamic.

Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2004.


MON 10:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01js1l0)
Tiberius

Growing up amid the intrigues of the Imperial family, Claudius learns his grandmother Livia's true ambition - and finds himself and his brother Germanicus in danger.

Robert Graves' scandalous histories of Roman political vice dramatised in six-parts by Robin Brooks.

Claudius ..... Tom Goodman-Hill
Augustus ..... Derek Jacobi
Livia ..... Harriet Walter
Tiberius ..... Tim McInnerny
Pollio ..... Trevor Peacock
Germanicus ..... Joseph Kloska
Agrippina ..... Hattie Morahan
Sejanus ..... Sam Dale
Herod Agrippa ..... Zubin Varla
Postumus ..... Henry Devas
Livilla ..... Leah Brotherhead
Cassius Chaerea ..... Jude Akuwudike
Pomponius ..... Sean Baker
Antonia ..... Christine Kavanagh
Castor ..... Iain Batchelor
Piso ..... Tony Bell
Pallas ..... Lloyd Thomas
Young Caligula ..... James Warner

Specially composed music by David Pickvance.

Director: Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


MON 11:00 Thomas Hardy Short Stories (b01rb1t7)
Absent-Mindedness in a Parish Choir

As a stranger returns, Hardy's inimitable Wessex characters recount village tales of Longpuddle life. Read by Richard Mitchley.


MON 11:15 Baldi (b00wfzw9)
Series 5, The Million-Dollar Question

Paolo Baldi - Franciscan priest turned Dublin sleuth - investigates the mysterious deaths of members of a rockabilly band. What is the connection to patterns of squares and triangles?

Starring David Threlfall as Paolo Baldi, Tina Kellegher as Tina Mahon, TP McKenna as Father Troy, Owen Roe as Rynne, Diana Quick as Angela , Gerry O'Brien as Chuck, Frank O'Sullivan as Tuohy, Kieran Lagan as Dr Graham, Patrick Fitzsymons as Anto and The Sabre Jets as The Sun Boys.

Murder mystery written by Barry Devlin.

Format by Barry Devlin. Developed and produced by BBC Northern Ireland.

Directed in Belfast by Lawrence Jackson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jsfr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jnj5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jty4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Man Who Made Mock Turtle Soup (b0076pxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b07npwcs)
Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, Episode 1

Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel's third novel is still as disturbing, incisive and illuminating as ever. In an unusual collaboration, the author has revisited the book to create, with the abridger, this new ten-part serialisation.

Frances Shore is a cartographer by trade, but when her husband's work takes them to Saudi Arabia she finds herself unable to map either the ever changing landscape or the Kingdom's heavily veiled ways of working. The regime is corrupt and harsh, the expatriates are hard-drinking money-grubbers, and her Muslim neighbours are secretive and watchful.

She soon discovers that the streets are not a woman's territory. Confined in her flat, she finds her sense of self beginning to dissolve. She hears footsteps, sounds of distress from the supposedly empty flat above. She has only constantly changing rumours to hang on to, and no one with whom to share her creeping unease.

Reader: Anna Maxwell Martin
Author: Hilary Mantel
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Alexa Moore
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:15 On the Map (b00rlwxj)
World View

6/10 World View. Mike Parker considers the picture that maps and atlases give us of the wider world and our place in it. He discovers how cartographers always have to keep one eye on the map and the other on the news as territorial disputes rage, borders change and new countries emerge. And he visits Jan Morris to look through a collection of maps and atlases accumulated over sixty years of travel writing.


MON 14:30 Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves (b007jtbl)
Episode 1

Back in Cornwall's Porthant Bay after 60 years, Marjorie Beaumont is coming to terms with her past. Stars Elizabeth Bradley.


MON 14:45 Susie Boyt - My Judy Garland Life (b00g24xs)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Tamsin Grieg reads from Susie Boyt's tribute to her screen idol Judy Garland. Interweaving her childhood memories of Judy with parallels from her own rather unconventional family life, including her father Lucien Freud's move from Berlin under the Nazis to postwar London, Susie explains how Judy helped her to escape the 'hellish bits of the everyday'.

Susie remembers the moment she became hooked on Judy, during a childhood trip to see The Wizard of Oz.


MON 15:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01js1l0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b06gqh8f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Change (b06l3287)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Charles Dickens (b00sb96j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b08tbzly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jl80)
Wyrd Sisters, Episode 1

Three witches meet on a blasted heath while murder is in the air.

Terry Pratchett 's popular tale dramatised in four parts by Vince Foxall.

Starring Sheila Hancock as Granny Weatherwax, Lynda Baron as Nanny Ogg, Deborah Berlin as Magrat Garlick, Ian Masters as Duke Felmet, Kristin Milward as Lady Felmet, John Hartley as King Verence and Natasha Pyne as Mrs Vitoller.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0076jyv)
Steve Norris & Theodore Zeldin

Sue MacGregor and her guests - former politician, Steve Norris and historian, Theodore Zeldin - discuss books by Hanif Kureishi, Leonardo Da Vinci and JM Coetzee. From 2004.

Disgrace by JM Coetzee
Publisher: Vintage

The Buddha Of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
Publisher: Faber

The Notebooks Of Leonardo Da Vinci
Publisher: Oxford World Classics.


MON 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jsfr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jnj5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jty4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Man Who Made Mock Turtle Soup (b0076pxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Thomas Hardy Short Stories (b01rb1t7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Baldi (b00wfzw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b08tbzly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Consultants (b007k37y)
Series 3, Episode 5

Chesney is having a crisis of confidence. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From January 2005.


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (b08tgljh)
Series 18, 16/06/2017

Recorded the day before transmission, the satirical sketch show remains as sharp and topical as ever. Impressions and caricatures are the charming couriers of explosively satirical truth-bombs.

The series is written by Private Eye writers Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, together with Tom Coles, Ed Amsden, Sarah Campbell, Laurence Howarth, James Bugg, Laura Major, Max Davis, Jack Bernhardt and others.

The series stars Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Deborah Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.


MON 23:30 A Look Back at the Future (b01rh3wq)
2001

Recorded in June 1994, Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and Jeremy Hardy recall a year of turbulent upheaval that was yet to be.



TUESDAY 20 JUNE 2017

TUE 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jl80)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0076jyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jty4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Man Who Made Mock Turtle Soup (b0076pxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b07npwcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 On the Map (b00rlwxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves (b007jtbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Susie Boyt - My Judy Garland Life (b00g24xs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01js1l0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b06gqh8f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Change (b06l3287)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Charles Dickens (b00sb96j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b08tbzly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jtyc)
Distractions in the Jungle

In which Phileas Fogg rides an elephant, Sergeant Fix loses sight of him and Passepartout saves the day...

Starring Leslie Phillips as Phileas Fogg, Yves Aubert as Passepartout, Jim Broadbent as Sergeant Fix, Diana Quick as Princess Aouda and Garard Green as Brigadier Cromarty.

Jules Verne's classic story dramatised in four parts by Terry James.

Music: Wilfredo Acosta.

Director Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


TUE 06:30 Bellydancing and the Blues (b01pg3qt)

Dancer and drummer Guy Schalom hunts out the spirit of the new Egypt in one of its biggest cultural exports. To our ears, Baladi is the music of the bellydancer - kitsch and mock-Arab. But in its true form it is the essence of Egypt, 'of the country', 'home' in the deepest sense.

Our journey begins in Berlin, as bejewelled dancers from across Europe gather on a theatre stage ready to do battle for the title 'Miss Bellydance 2012'. They might not all know it, but the music which accompanies their gyrations is a knot of contradictions: an essence of the east inspired by western musical traditions, the spirit of rural Egypt made urban.

But the deepest contradictions rest with the very people who perform Baladi. What seems to us a provocative, alluring, even licentious dance for women in fact has roots in a ceremonial dance for men. As we discover in Cairo, deep divisions remain between those who think it is a vital expression of the oriental spirit and those committed to regenerating sexual stereotypes. So what is the reality of bellydance and Baladi in the new Egypt? Can it find any place amongst the street rappers and pop artists or is this an artform about to be consigned to realms of the tourist-pleasing clubs and cafes? As with so much in this rapidly changing culture, answers prove difficult to find.


TUE 07:00 Lucky Heather (b0075s45)
The Searchers

Emma thinks that her mother is having an affair and asks Heather to investigate...

Just this side of nosey, Heather is western movie-mad. She's also the Sherlock Holmes of the rundown Sutter Estate.

Sue Teddern's six-part comedy series star Lindsey Coulson as Heather. (Carol Jackson in BBC TV's EastEnders until 2015)

With Abigail Hart as Natalie, Ben Crowe as Ryan and Kelly Wright as Emma and Zeina Harding-Roots as Gill.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2000.


TUE 07:30 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b0832mwg)
Political Beliefs

The Godfather of Alternative Comedy delivers a mixture of stand-up, memoir and philosophy from behind the counter of his Imaginary Sandwich Bar.

Episode 2 - Political Beliefs

Alexei explores his political beliefs system, looking back at his childhood in a communist house-hold, his career as a drug-dealer and his physical attraction to Boris Johnson.

Written and performed by Alexei Sayle
Produced by Joe Nunnery
A BBC Studios Production.


TUE 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnms)
Series 6, Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning

The Steptoe family clash over the will at the funeral of Albert's brother, George.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With George A Cooper, Michael Burlington, David Graham, Anne Jameson, Norma Ronald and Marianne Stone.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962. The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in February 1976.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jm8g)
Bye Bye Mildred

The bumbling bureaucrats' secretary is set to be lured away...

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, John Graham, Gordon Clyde and Jo Manning Wilson.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1970.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (b07flhlm)
Series 16, Episode 1

The topical satirical show that mixes political vituperation with media savaging is back. With a referendum on Europe, a presidential election in America and the BBC in crisis, the team will focus on the things that matter, and quite a few things that don't, like Top Gear and most things on BBC Three.


TUE 09:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b007k1fl)
Series 2, Episode 1

Back at the Cyber Pass cafe, Chantal's biological clock is ticking, so the hunt is on. Stars Mervyn Stutter. From March 2003.


TUE 10:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01jswj3)
Sejanus

As he struggles to keep his throne, the Emperor Tiberius finds his Commander of the Guard, Sejanus, an invaluable aide against treason. And Sejanus finds Claudius an unwilling collaborator in his rise to power.

Robert Graves' scandalous histories of Roman political vice dramatised in six-parts by Robin Brooks.

Claudius ..... Tom Goodman-Hill
Tiberius ..... Tim McInnerny
Livia ..... Harriet Walter
Caligula ..... Samuel Barnett
Sejanus ..... Sam Dale
Agrippina ..... Hattie Morahan
Antonia ..... Christine Kavanagh
Livilla ..... Leah Brotherhead
Pallas ..... Lloyd Thomas
The Fisherman ..... Adeel Akhtar
Macro ..... Tony Bell
Calpurnia ..... Sally Orrock
Plautius ..... Jude Akuwudike
Cremutius ..... Sean Baker
Officer ..... Iain Batchelor
Senator ..... Henry Devas
Plancina ..... Claire Harry
Aelia ..... Deeivya Meir
Pallas ..... Lloyd Thomas

Specially composed music by David Pickvance.

Director: Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


TUE 11:00 Thomas Hardy Short Stories (b01rbqc6)
Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver

A comic tale of a local swain who courts rather too many maids at once. Read by Richard Mitchley.


TUE 11:15 Baldi (b00wh00x)
Series 5, A Very Neglected Fish

Probing a murder set amongst the competitive world of celebrity chefs, Paolo finds himself sampling the world of secret recipes, Italian passions and an unexpected live TV appearance...

Starring David Threlfall as Paolo Baldi - Franciscan priest turned Dublin sleuth
With Tina Kellegher as Tina Mahon, Owen Roe as Rynn, James D'Arcy as Gavin Farley, Paolo Tullio as Giorgio, Amanda Root as Lucy, Paul Reid as Martin, Nick Dunning as Franco Palametti, Niall Buggy as Tom Harrington and Bronagh Taggart as the Flight Attendant.

Murder mystery written by John Murphy.

Format by Barry Devlin. Developed and produced by BBC Northern Ireland.

Directed in Belfast by Mark Lambert.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


TUE 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jm8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jtyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Bellydancing and the Blues (b01pg3qt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b07npz2t)
Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, Episode 2

Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel's third novel is still as disturbing, incisive and illuminating as ever. In an unusual collaboration, the author has revisited the book to create, with the abridger, this new ten-part serialisation.

Frances Shore is a cartographer by trade, but when her husband's work takes them to Saudi Arabia she finds herself unable to map either the ever changing landscape or the Kingdom's heavily veiled ways of working. The regime is corrupt and harsh, the expatriates are hard-drinking money-grubbers, and her Muslim neighbours are secretive and watchful.

She soon discovers that the streets are not a woman's territory. Confined in her flat, she finds her sense of self beginning to dissolve. She hears footsteps, sounds of distress from the supposedly empty flat above. She has only constantly changing rumours to hang on to, and no one with whom to share her creeping unease.

Reader: Anna Maxwell Martin
Author: Hilary Mantel
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Alexa Moore
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:15 On the Map (b00rlwwr)
Off the Map

7/10 Off the Map. The first step to success in any military campaign is a good map. During the Second World War, intelligence officers prepared meticulously detailed maps for the D-Day landings using a combination of aerial photography, old tourist guides and holiday snaps. Mike Parker discovers how Germany, and later the Soviet Union, compiled maps of Britain often more detailed than our own. And he visits a Cold War nuclear bunker, one of the many sites that until recently were simply blank spaces on Ordnance Survey maps.


TUE 14:30 Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves (b007jtbt)
Episode 2

Rediscovering her Cornish past, Marjorie visits the Tate in St Ives and finds a supper companion. Stars Elizabeth Bradbury.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b00g255s)
My Judy Garland Life, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Tamsin Grieg reads from Susie Boyt's tribute to her screen idol Judy Garland. Interweaving her childhood memories of Judy with parallels from her own rather unconventional family life, including her father Lucien Freud's move from Berlin under the Nazis to postwar London, Susie explains how Judy helped her to escape the 'hellish bits of the everyday'.

Susie remembers her fabulous 'Judy-like' family Christmases and her many attempts to emulate her heroine on stage.


TUE 15:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01jswj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b00kj9yv)
Series 2, Episode 4

John Lloyd invites Oliver James, John Hodgman and Charlotte Uhlenbroek to submit exhibits. With Sean Lock. From May 2009.


TUE 16:30 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076j10)
Episode 3

With Henry suffering from a surfeit of mothers-in-law, perhaps his luck will change with Jane Seymour?

An unreliable history, created and written in six parts by Barry Grossman.

Starring Jonathan Coy as Henry VIII, Milton Jones as Thomas Cromwell, Alfred Burke as the Chronicler, Jasmin Hyde as Jane Seymour, Eve Matheson as Lady Margaret, John Webb as Sir John and Jonathan Kydd as Antonio.

Music by Jim Parker.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


TUE 17:00 Lucky Heather (b0075s45)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b0832mwg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007lzwx)
Wyrd Sisters, Episode 2

The new monarch has a troubled conscience and a wife like Lucrezia Borgia. The three witches have decisions to make...

Terry Pratchett 's popular tale dramatised in four parts by Vince Foxall.

Starring Sheila Hancock as Granny Weatherwax, Lynda Baron as Nanny Ogg, Deborah Berlin as Magrat Garlick, Ian Masters as Duke Felmet, Kristin Milward as Lady Felmet, John Hartley as King Verence, Natasha Pyne as Mrs Vitoller, Gavin Muir as Vitoller, Andrew Branch as the Fool and Brian Hibbard as Hwel.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


TUE 18:30 Sounds Natural (b08vqc75)
Brian Blessed

Actor and explorer, Brian Blessed discusses his interest in wildlife and mountaineering with Derek Jones.

The Alligator, Clouded Leopard, Baboon, Ocelot and Geoffroy's Cat are among his choice of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1975.


TUE 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jnms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jm8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jtyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Bellydancing and the Blues (b01pg3qt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Thomas Hardy Short Stories (b01rbqc6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Baldi (b00wh00x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b0832mwg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Revolting People (b00ftcck)
Series 2, A Bunch More Trying Times

Ezekiel gets a shock, and the rakish Captain Dashmount woos Mary. 1770 America sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From February 2001.


TUE 23:00 As Told to Craig Brown (b00v1nhb)
Craig Brown's Lost Diaries, January and February

January and February. Satirist Craig Brown dips into the private lives of public figures from the 1960s to the present day.

As the New Year begins, great thinkers like Barack Obama, John Prescott and Barbara Cartland turn their thoughts to new beginnings.

Voiced by Jan Ravens, Alistair McGowan, Lewis McLeod, Ewan Bailey, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Dolly Wells.
Written by Craig Brown.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


TUE 23:30 Twenty Players (b007511f)
Series 1, Hugo De Vries

Forgotten sporting heroes. Steve Rider tells the story of the reckless but exciting racing driver. From June 1995.


TUE 23:45 Steven Appleby's Normal Life (b012216l)
Series 1, Normal Work

Pondering his life as a cartoonist proves to be more dangerous and revealing than intended. Stars Paul McCrink. From July 2002.



WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE 2017

WED 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007lzwx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Sounds Natural (b08vqc75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jtyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Bellydancing and the Blues (b01pg3qt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b07npz2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 On the Map (b00rlwwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves (b007jtbt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b00g255s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01jswj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b00kj9yv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076j10)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Lucky Heather (b0075s45)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b0832mwg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jtyl)
The Missing Acrobat

In which Fogg fights a duel and the Pacific railroad nearly collapses.

Starring Leslie Phillips as Phileas Fogg, Diana Quick as Princess Aouda ,Yves Aubert as Passepartout and Jim Broadbent as Sergeant Fix.

Jules Verne's classic story dramatised in four parts by Terry James.

Music: Wilfredo Acosta.

Director Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


WED 06:30 The Holton Players (b00768nh)

Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent returns to his roots in rural Lincolnshire. The village of Holton-cum-Beckering was populated by a small community of conscientious objectors, who included Jim's parents, during the Second World War. The theatre company which they created in the village school is still proudly alive today, with its own theatre. Jim is now the company's president.


WED 07:00 Electric Ink (b011kvmn)
Series 1, Episode 3

Editor Oliver wants Terry from Tottenham, as 'street boy' Freddy chases a Treasury scoop. Stars Robert Lindsay. From June 2009.


WED 07:30 John Finnemore's Double Acts (b06mv2nd)
Series 1, The Goliath Window

It is the year 1820, and Mark and Luke have agreed to meet in the vestry of St Anne's church in the village of Mayton Chennett.

John Finnemore and his "Souvenir Programme" regular Simon Kane star in the fourth of six two-handers written by John Finnemore.

Written by John Finnemore

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


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b0176m1q)
The Forbodians Hijack Troutbridge

When the crew of HMS Troutbridge are taken on an unexpected voyage - who can save them?

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Natasha, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral, Michael Bates as Igor and Lawrie Wyman as AS Tiddy.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1970.


WED 08:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b00898pr)
Series 5, East Cheam Drama Festival

Rivalling Edinburgh and Salzburg - three short plays as the lad welcomes us to East Cheam Repertory Company.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.


WED 09:00 It's Not What You Know (b01c7snf)
Series 1, Episode 1

Miles Jupp takes the chair of It's Not What You Know, a new series which sets out to see how well panellists know those closest to them. For in this show it's not what, but who you know that matters - and more importantly how well you know them.

Rachel Johnson, Desmond Lynam and Mark Steel nominate one of their nearest and dearest to answer a selection of questions - anything from "Who would you like to be stranded on a desert island with?" to "What is your favourite film?" to "How much is a pint of milk?" - and they must then attempt to second-guess how their nominee responded. If they can get it right, or come close, they get points.

Each episode also features a very special guest contributor whose answers the panel must also try to predict. In this episode, that very special guest is renowned film director and food critic, Michael Winner.

Producer: Sam Michell.


WED 09:30 Married (b0081fb3)
Series 3, Episode 1

Things are even stranger now that Robin's two universes have collided - and he's surprised to find himself turning into a nice person...

Hugh Bonneville stars in the third series of the comedy drama about a confirmed bachelor Robin Lightfoot dealing with life in a parallel universe where he has kids and an ex-wife who hates him.

With Josie Lawrence as Lesley, Stephen Frost as Dirk, Ann Gosling as Maxine, Kate Robbins as Doctor/Newsreader/Glop, Christopher Kelham as Alan and Arthur Smith as Arthur Smith.

Written by Tony Bagley.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2001.


WED 10:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01jt0yt)
Caligula

When the Emperor Tiberius dies, the young and popular Caligula succeeds his Uncle. Claudius will be the first to learn his secret.

Robert Graves' scandalous histories of Roman political vice dramatised in six-parts by Robin Brooks.

Claudius ..... Tom Goodman-Hill
Tiberius ..... Tim McInnerny
Caligula ..... Samuel Barnett
Herod Agrippa ..... Zubin Varla
Antonia ..... Christine Kavanagh
Calpurnia ..... Sally Orrock
Drusilla ..... Deeivya Meir
Macro ..... Tony Bell
Agrippinilla ..... Claire Harry
Thrasyllus ..... Sean Baker
Doctor ..... Adeel Akhtar
Gaoler ..... Iain Batchelor
Senator ..... Lloyd Thomas

Specially composed music by David Pickvance.

Director: Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 11:00 Thomas Hardy Short Stories (b01rbw3r)
The History of the Hardcomes

Recollections of Tony Kytes' wedding bring to mind the unusual circumstances of the Hardcomes. Read by Richard Mitchley.


WED 11:15 Baldi (b00wh649)
Series 5, A Green Murder

Investigating a murder among a community of Dublin environmentalists, Paolo follows a trail including a book launch, a property developer and the Wicklow Mountains...

Starring David Threlfall as Paolo Baldi - Franciscan priest turned Dublin sleuth

With Tina Kellegher as Tina Mahon, Margaret D'Arcy as Mrs Reid, John Kavanagh as Lawlor, Stephen Mangan as Wilkinson, Mark Lambert as Dean, Richard Dormer as Gallagher, Marion O'Dwyer as Nicola Mason, John Hewitt as Bookseller, Patrick Fitzsymons as Builder/Junior Garda and Genevieve Swift as the Assistants.

Murder mystery written by Andrew Martin.

Format by Barry Devlin. Developed and produced by BBC Northern Ireland.

Directed in Belfast by Lawrence Jackson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b0176m1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b00898pr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jtyl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Holton Players (b00768nh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b07nrrg9)
Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, Episode 3

Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel's third novel is still as disturbing, incisive and illuminating as ever. In an unusual collaboration, the author has revisited the book to create, with the abridger, this new ten-part serialisation.

Frances Shore is a cartographer by trade, but when her husband's work takes them to Saudi Arabia she finds herself unable to map either the ever changing landscape or the Kingdom's heavily veiled ways of working. The regime is corrupt and harsh, the expatriates are hard-drinking money-grubbers, and her Muslim neighbours are secretive and watchful.

She soon discovers that the streets are not a woman's territory. Confined in her flat, she finds her sense of self beginning to dissolve. She hears footsteps, sounds of distress from the supposedly empty flat above. She has only constantly changing rumours to hang on to, and no one with whom to share her creeping unease.

Reader: Anna Maxwell Martin
Author: Hilary Mantel
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Alexa Moore
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:15 On the Map (b00rlwwt)
Whose Map Is It Anyway?

8/10 Whose Map Is It Anyway? Thanks to Ordnance Survey, the landscape of the British Isles is probably the most comprehensively mapped of any in the world. But pressure is growing for OS to waive their copyright and make their cartographic data free to use for all-comers. Mike Parker asks whether the UK's mapping agency can maintain its hold on the national topography - and its reputation.


WED 14:30 Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves (b007jtc0)
Episode 3

Coming to terms with her Cornish past, Marjorie finds local fame and receives a mysterious visitor. Stars Elizabeth Bradley.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b00g255x)
My Judy Garland Life, You Made Me Love You

Tamsin Grieg reads from Susie Boyt's tribute to her screen idol Judy Garland.

Susie reflects on her unshakeable passion for Judy and on the other unshakeable infatuations of her life, including an embarrassing girlhood crush on a female teacher. Then, when she finally meets Judy's daughter Liza, Susie wonders why neither of them can bring themselves even to mention her.


WED 15:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01jt0yt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b01c7snf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Married (b0081fb3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Electric Ink (b011kvmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 John Finnemore's Double Acts (b06mv2nd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007m481)
Wyrd Sisters, Episode 3

The old King is dead. The new ruler has a troubled conscience and a wife on the warpath - in pursuit of the three witches...

Terry Pratchett 's popular tale dramatised in four parts by Vince Foxall.

Starring Sheila Hancock as Granny Weatherwax, Lynda Baron as Nanny Ogg, Deborah Berlin as Magrat Garlick, Ian Masters as Duke Felmet, Kristin Milward as Lady Felmet, John Hartley as King Verence, Andrew Branch as the Fool, Gavin Muir as Demon and Brian Hibbard as Shawn.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b016wx2p)
Away with the Fairies

Dominic Arkwright asks why fairies, once threatening and scary meddlers in human affairs, have become innocent, pink and fluffy.

He's joined by Irish storyteller Eddie Lenihan, fairy illustrator and writer Faye Durston, and folklorist Juliette Wood. We hear how Eddie successfully campaigned to save an ancient hawthorn near Shannon Airport which was threatened by a new bypass. It was, he argued, the portal to the other world of the fairies of Munster. The tree still stands, though surrounded by cars on three sides.

Future editions include programmes on Glut, Japan, and Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

Producer: Mark Smalley.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b0176m1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b00898pr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jtyl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Holton Players (b00768nh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Thomas Hardy Short Stories (b01rbw3r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Baldi (b00wh649)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 John Finnemore's Double Acts (b06mv2nd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b04wwgz3)
Series 2, All the Fun of the Affair

Stephen K Amos' sitcom about his own teenage years, growing up black, gay and funny in 1980s South London.

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.
Produced by Colin Anderson.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08w51ct)

The best in contemporary comedy. Jessica Fostekew chats to stand up Jordan Brookes.


WED 23:00 Bridget Christie Minds the Gap (b01r11x0)
Series 1, Episode 1

Last year, comedian Bridget Christie noticed that misogyny, like shiny leggings, had made an unexpected comeback. But did it ever really go away? Bridget Christie Minds the Gap is a new four-part stand up comedy series on the state of British feminism today.

An incident involving a man, a smell and a well-known bookstore made her ask what place feminism has in modern Britain, whether the fight has been won or is being fought on different fronts. Plus, why did Bic launch the "Bic for Her" - a pen specifically designed for a woman's hand?

In episode one she asks why feminism became a dirty word and whether the modern British woman needs it. From a smell in a well known bookshop to a pen designed specially for women, she looks at some of the more ridiculous things associated with being a woman.

Fred MacAulay helps her remember some of the key incidents which brought her to an epiphany and a call to arms.

Producer; Alison Vernon-Smith.


WED 23:30 The Big Booth (b007k1xy)
Series 1, Episode 3

Marvellous monologues and sketches starring Boothby Graffoe. With Ned Sherrin and singer John Otway. From January 2000.



THURSDAY 22 JUNE 2017

THU 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007m481)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b016wx2p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jtyl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Holton Players (b00768nh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b07nrrg9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 On the Map (b00rlwwt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves (b007jtc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b00g255x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01jt0yt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 It's Not What You Know (b01c7snf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Married (b0081fb3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Electric Ink (b011kvmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 John Finnemore's Double Acts (b06mv2nd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jtyx)
Burning to Get Home

In which Fix gets his man, Passepartout's watch is nearly on time and Phileas Fogg takes drastic action. Will he get to the Reform Club in time?

Starring Leslie Phillips as Phileas Fogg, Diana Quick as Princess Aouda ,Yves Aubert as Passepartout and Jim Broadbent as Sergeant Fix.

Jules Verne's classic story dramatised in four parts by Terry James.

Music: Wilfredo Acosta.

Director Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


THU 06:30 Royal Racers and Fascinators (b011zkl5)

Every June thousands of men and women step out at Ascot railway station wearing clothes that would grace the Garden Parties of Buckingham Palace - gentlemen in top hats and grey morning suits, ladies in fine silks and satins, and often wearing fizzing little creations on their heads - the fascinator. This is Royal Ascot, and Hardeep Singh Kohli is there to talk to the racegoers and to mark the card of Ascot's 300 year old history.

The connection with Royalty and fashion has been there from the start. The hunting-mad Queen Anne in 1711 noticed that, just by the kennels where her hounds were kept, there was a clearing which would make an excellent racecourse. It was a stone's throw from her Royal residence at Windsor Castle, and the first races took place in August of that year. Immediately Ascot became a place where apart from wagers, people came to show themselves off and have a very good time.

The Royal connection was enhanced by the George IV, who could set off after a heavy night at Windsor to have a Royal flutter. It was he who initiated the Royal Procession down the course, which marks the arrival of the current Queen.

Hardeep talks to the historian of Ascot, Sean Magee, about the landmark moments - from the early days when cock-fighting and bare-knuckle boxing added to the entertainment, to the memorable races of champion jockeys and their steeds - Arkle, Yates, Nijinsky, and Desert Orchid have all graced the course, with the record-breaking moment when jockey Frankie Dettori rode the winner of all seven races in September 1996.

Hardeep hears about the highspots of his commentating career from Sir Peter O'Sullevan, talks to the TV presenter Clare Balding and meets the Chief Executive Charles Barnett and Clerk of the Course Chris Stickels.

Producer: Richard Bannerman
A Ladbroke Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 07:00 Richard Barton: General Practitioner! (b00757wt)
Episode 3

Richard and Sally take a well-earned break in Bratov, "the jewel behind the iron curtain", but it soon becomes apparent that they should've dissuaded Dick from joining them.

Before they can reach the hotel, he's raced off in a taxi chase, convinced someone's taken his bag. They have. But as Dick's bag contains three drip-dry shirts and a week's supply of tea-bags, and theirs contains something quite different, one can assume it's an accident. Things are looking rather dangerous.

Starring Robert Bathurst as Richard Barton, Moray Watson as Old Dick Barton, Iain Cuthbertson as Jock, Julian Dutton as Young Dick Barton and Matilda Ziegler as Sally Barton

In 1946, Edward J Mason wrote the first episode of Dick Barton - Special Agent. The BBC Light Programme's hugely popular serial followed the adventures of the ex-Commando and his mates Jock Anderson and Snowy White. Despite facing a series of never-ending cliff-hangers at the hands of dastardly villains, our hero always triumphed. "With one bound Dick was free!".

Half a century later, Edward J's son Lol created Richard Barton, son of Dick, in an affectionate homage to one of BBC Radio's most enduring heroes.

Producer: Jo Clegg

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


THU 07:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b08tfyqj)
Series 3, Episode 1

Comedian and quizzer Paul Sinha returns to Radio 4 for a third series of his award-winning History Revision. Previous series have seen Paul tell you how Portugal's invasion of Morocco in 1415 lead directly to the 2014 World Cup; how the 1909 launch of an Austro-Hungarian submarine prevented Dr Zhivago winning an Oscar; and the story the black woman who refused to give up a seat on an Alabama bus and ended up changing the law - no, it wasn't Rosa Parks.

This series will once again see Paul shine a light on the important historical moments that you never got taught at school, and explain why so much of what you did learn is wrong. There will also, as ever, be puns.

In this first episode of the series, Paul looks at the sheer volume of history that has been created since series two, including Brexit, every celebrity in the world seeming to pass away, and the election of Donald Trump. He also looks at the contributions to American culture of immigrants, including iconic clothing, iconic entertainment, and iconic icons.

Paul Sinha's History Revision was the winner of the 2016 Rose d'Or for 'Best Radio Comedy'.

Written and performed by ... Paul Sinha
Producer .............................. Ed Morrish
Production co-ordinator ..... Tamara Shilham

A BBC Studios production.


THU 08:00 Marriage Lines (b04t6qly)
Series 1, The Convention

Kate is concerned when George heads to Birmingham with his colleagues

A series based on the mutual love and mistrust of two newly-weds. Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling.

With Derek Waring, Felix Felton, John Graham, Leon Thau and Jo Kendall.

This 1960's newlyweds sitcom brought Richard Briers and Prunella Scales to prominence. Originating on BBC TV, it was adapted for radio due to its popularity. A decade later, Richard Briers went on to play Tom Good in The Good Life and Prunella Scales went on to star as Sybil in Fawlty Towers.

Written by Richard Waring.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.


THU 08:30 Play It Cool (b05r7w7p)
Episode 4

What if the Cannes film festival came to Britain? And other world affairs. Star Ian Carmichael and Joan Sims. From August 1964.


THU 09:00 All the Way From Memphis (b00mdyl9)
Series 2, Episode 4

James Walton's pop music history quiz with Andrew Collins, Tracey MacLeod, Dave Gorman and Mary Anne Hobbs. From June 2006.


THU 09:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01cjd41)
Episode 4

Edward Wilson's quest for truth becomes the Movement. Orwellian sitcom with David Threlfall and Hugh Laurie. From April 1987.


THU 10:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01jt2sf)
Claudius

How the Sibyl's prophecy came true, for the most unwilling Emperor of them all.

Robert Graves' scandalous histories of Roman political vice dramatised in six-parts by Robin Brooks.

Claudius ..... Tom Goodman-Hill
Caligula ..... Samuel Barnett
Herod Agrippa ..... Zubin Varla
Messalina ..... Jessica Raine
Calpurnia ..... Sally Orrock
Cassius Chaerea ..... Jude Akuwudike
Gratus ..... Sam Dale
Cornelius ..... Iain Batchelor
Bassus ..... Lloyd Thomas
Asiaticus ..... Sean Baker
Lupus ..... Henry Devas
Sentius ..... Tony Bell
The Executioner ..... Adeel Akhtar

Specially composed music by David Pickvance.

Director: Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


THU 11:00 Thomas Hardy Short Stories (b01rch8j)
Andrey Satchel and the Parson and Clerk

The master thatcher regales the travellers with Andrey's attempt to get married while still in his cups. Read by Richard Mitchley.


THU 11:15 Baldi (b00whw3t)
Series 5, Food of the Blue

Paolo Baldi's attempt at a scholarly retreat at the great Cranolly House just happens to coincide with its 500th Anniversary.

A series of unusual events plunges Baldi into a world of ancient traditions struggling to survive in a modern and materialistic world - and murder...

Starring David Threlfall as Paolo Baldi - Franciscan priest turned Dublin sleuth

With Tina Kellegher as Tina Mahon, Owen Roe as Rynne, TP McKenna as Father Troy, Dermot Crowley as De Burca, David Kelly as Baldwin, Alan Stamford as Edmonds, Don Wycherley as O'Byrne, Richard Dormer as Lojek, Kieran Lagan as Don as Bronagh Taggart as the Girl.

Murder mystery written by James McAleavey.

Format by Barry Devlin. Developed and produced by BBC Northern Ireland.

Directed in Belfast by Mark Lambert.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


THU 12:00 Marriage Lines (b04t6qly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Play It Cool (b05r7w7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jtyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Royal Racers and Fascinators (b011zkl5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b07nrxdv)
Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, Episode 4

Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel's third novel is still as disturbing, incisive and illuminating as ever. In an unusual collaboration, the author has revisited the book to create, with the abridger, this new ten-part serialisation.

Frances Shore is a cartographer by trade, but when her husband's work takes them to Saudi Arabia she finds herself unable to map either the ever changing landscape or the Kingdom's heavily veiled ways of working. The regime is corrupt and harsh, the expatriates are hard-drinking money-grubbers, and her Muslim neighbours are secretive and watchful.

She soon discovers that the streets are not a woman's territory. Confined in her flat, she finds her sense of self beginning to dissolve. She hears footsteps, sounds of distress from the supposedly empty flat above. She has only constantly changing rumours to hang on to, and no one with whom to share her creeping unease.

Reader: Anna Maxwell Martin
Author: Hilary Mantel
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Alexa Moore
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:15 On the Map (b00rlwww)
Digital Maps

9/10 Digital Maps. Who needs traditional paper maps any more when you can download all the maps you need from the internet? Mike Parker looks at cartography in the digital age and asks whether internet mapping and satellite navigation are actually destroying good map-making and map-reading.


THU 14:30 Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves (b007jtc7)
Episode 4

Marjorie discovers a link to her Cornish past, but still feels matters are not yet fully resolved. Stars Elizabeth Bradley.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b00g2560)
My Judy Garland Life, I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Tamsin Grieg reads from Susie Boyt's tribute to her screen idol Judy Garland.

Explaining the all-important differences between good and bad Judy fans, Susie reflects on the notion of fandom, before demonstrating her devotion at the ultimate Judy convention and going Judy-crazy in a Garland museum.


THU 15:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01jt2sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 All the Way From Memphis (b00mdyl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01cjd41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Richard Barton: General Practitioner! (b00757wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b08tfyqj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jmq9)
Wyrd Sisters, Episode 4

Lancre's new ruler teeters on the edge of madness. The old King will be revenged. The three witches set to work!

The final part of Terry Pratchett 's popular tale dramatised by Vince Foxall.

Starring Sheila Hancock as Granny Weatherwax, Lynda Baron as Nanny Ogg, Deborah Berlin as Magrat Garlick, Ian Masters as Duke Felmet, Kristin Milward as Lady Felmet, John Hartley as King Verence, Andrew Branch as the Fool, Gavin Muir as Vitoller, Brian Hibbard as Hwel and Roger May as Tomjon

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00kjhv3)
Series 18, Giovanni Falcone

Matthew Parris presents the biographical series in which his guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.

Journalist Misha Glenny remembers the life of anti-Mafia campaigner Giovanni Falcone, whose work on the 1986 Maxi trial contributed to over 3,000 convictions. Falcone was blown up by the Mafia near Palermo airport in May 1992.

Matthew and Misha are joined by Diego Gambetta, who offers expert comment.


THU 19:00 Marriage Lines (b04t6qly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Play It Cool (b05r7w7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jtyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Royal Racers and Fascinators (b011zkl5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Thomas Hardy Short Stories (b01rch8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Baldi (b00whw3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b08tfyqj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 John Finnemore, Apparently (b01pwg2w)

The silent majority speaks out. Just before his hit show 'Cabin Pressure' took off, John's one-off sketch show. From May 2008.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08w51jn)

The best in contemporary comedy. Jessica Fostekew chats again to stand up Jordan Brookes.


THU 23:00 The Harpoon (b007n0st)
Series 2, Episode 2

Broadcasting secrets are revealed in the nostalgic spoof of boys' adventure story papers. With Alistair McGowan. From July 1992.


THU 23:30 Party (b00rblxx)
Series 1, Episode 2

Satirical sitcom by Tom Basden about a group of young idealists trying to set up a new political party.

The friends wrangle over their new party's foreign policy. Or at least they would if they had a pen. The arrival of Phoebe's politically astute older boyfriend threatens the party's future, as Jared's insecurities come bubbling to the surface.

Simon ...... Tom Basden
Mel ...... Anna Crilly
Duncan ...... Tim Key
Eamonn ...... Nick Mohammed
Jared ...... Johnny Sweet
Phoebe ...... Katy Wix.



FRIDAY 23 JUNE 2017

FRI 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jmq9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b00kjhv3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (b007jtyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Royal Racers and Fascinators (b011zkl5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b07nrxdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 On the Map (b00rlwww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves (b007jtc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b00g2560)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01jt2sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 All the Way From Memphis (b00mdyl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01cjd41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Richard Barton: General Practitioner! (b00757wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b08tfyqj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 John Creasey - The Toff and the Runaway Bride (b007jr60)
Honeymoon for One

Barbara Lawn is about to marry the Toff's old chum, Major Guy Lessing - against her father's wishes - in a gripping tale of blackmail and murder.

Terence Alexander stars as the Toff - upper-class amateur sleuth, the Honourable Richard Rollison.

Created by John Creasey, The Toff appears in over 60 novels. First published in 1959, The Toff and the Runaway Bride was dramatised in six-parts for the BBC World Service by Roy Lomax.

With Robert Dorning as Johnnie, Rosalind Shanks as Barbara Lawn, Peggy Ann Wood as Aunt Gloria, David Graham as Holy Joe, Frances Jeater as Maggie and Alan Cuthbertson as Major Guy Lessing.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in June 1975.


FRI 06:30 What's in a Name? (b01nq2zp)

Impiaz - yes. Oisin - yes. Musa - yes. Ayisat - yes. Araya - yes. Tianna - yes. Taking the register at the start of the school day at one London primary school says much about names in 21st century Britain.

As a child growing up in 1980s Britain, journalist Sangita Myska desperately wanted a name her white English friends could pronounce. She says getting someone to pronounce her name was like sending it through a verbal mincer: Sanjeeta, Fangita, Sageeta, Sangria. As she tries to book a table in a restaurant, we hear just what this feels like when you have a "foreign" sounding name.

Years of garbled pronunciations and awkward corrections later, she now believes those challenges have helped her forge her sense of identity.

Sangita talks to other people whose names have had a huge effect on their lives and work. Over honey cake with Rabbi Lionel Blue, he tells Sangita "I'd much rather be called Pete. I don't feel like being labelled. I'd like to be something like Pete Brown or Pete Smith or Pete Jones or something like that. It would mean I'd finally graduated into English life".

She meets poet Musa Okwonga, who describes how his surname led to his family being expelled from Uganda under Idi Amin's regime....and later influenced many of his career choices. He wanted to study English at university. But in the jobs market he thought he'd get nowhere with a name like his. So he did law at Oxford.

Shahid Iqbal and Richard Brown (one and the same person) explains why he has both names. One for his personal life - and one for business. "People would cancel contracts when they heard my name".

Producer: Adele Armstrong
Original music by Giles Hayter.


FRI 07:00 Boogie Up the River (b007jzcw)
I'll See You at the Source

As their Thames quest climaxes, Jennifer attempts to drink Sam under the table. Stars Timothy Spall. From January 1993.


FRI 07:30 Austentatious (b08tvyw0)

The world premiere of an incredible lost Jane Austen novel, full of wit, flirtation and dastardly behaviour - and cooked up completely on the spot by the UK's finest improv troupe.

All the cast know is that they will perform a story in the style of Jane Austen, based on a title suggested by the studio audience. Be prepared for anything from Strictly Come Darcy to Mansfield Shark.

Austentatious are Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Graham Dickson, Charlotte Gittins, Cariad Lloyd, Joseph Morpurgo, Andrew Hunter Murray, Rachel Parris and Daniel Nils Roberts, with violin by Oliver Izod.

Produced by Jon Harvey
A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00s8lg6)
Series 3, Episode 8

A Red Sea safari - and what babies discuss when mum's away.

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

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

Written by Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, Alan Hutchinson and Eric Idle.

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

Music and songs by Dave Lee, Bill Oddie, Eric Idle and John Cameron.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in May 1966.


FRI 08:30 Doctor at Large (b009s9n7)
Mozambique

A trip ashore for ship's medic Simon Sparrow leads to some local linguistic mishaps

The misadventures of newly qualified doctor, Simon Sparrow - adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's 'Doctor at Large' published in 1955.

Starring Richard Briers as Simon Sparrow, Geoffrey Sumner as Captain Spratt, Ray Cooney as First Mate Jock Hornbeam, Marjorie Westbury as Maria, Miriam Margolyes as Matilde, Ann Murray as Mrs Hawkins, Madi Hedd as Rosa and Peter Jones as Easter.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1969.


FRI 09:00 The 3rd Degree (b07ffd8g)
Series 6, The University of Bath

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from the University of Bath, with specialist subjects including Biology, Politics and Maths, and questions ranging from Sierpinski Gaskets to Scottish Nationalism via Francois Mitterand and Adele.

The programme is recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in an original and fresh take on an academic quiz.

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, sport, and quite possibly Justin Bieber. In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds see students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offering plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

Other Universities featured in this series include Gloucestershire, Chester, Birmingham City, Glasgow and York.

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


FRI 09:30 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat (b00nsnhd)
The Nose

Major Kovalyov's nose vanishes and reappears in St Petersburg disguised as a councillor. With Stephen Moore. From April 2002.


FRI 10:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01jyq9f)
Messalina

The ageing Emperor Claudius works to restore the Republic. But his beautiful young wife Messalina has other plans.

The conclusion of Robert Graves' scandalous histories of Roman political vice dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Claudius ..... Tom Goodman-Hill
Messalina ..... Jessica Raine
Narcissus ..... Robin Soans
Calpurnia ..... Sally Orrock
Burrhus ..... Jude Akuwudike
Britannicus ..... Ryan Watson
Euodus ..... Adeel Akhtar
Asiaticus ..... Sean Baker
Frontinus ..... Tony Bell
Tacitus ..... Sam Dale
Callistus ..... Henry Devas
Agrippinilla ..... Claire Harry
Soldier ..... Iain Batchelor

Specially composed music by David Pickvance.

Director: Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


FRI 11:00 Thomas Hardy Short Stories (b01rcw0n)
An Incident in the Life of Georgy Crookhill

Anxious not to be outdone, the registrar relates a story of treachery among thieves. Read by Richard Mitchley.


FRI 11:15 Nick Warburton - A Soldier's Debt (b00b0hkx)

A missing recording of Macbeth creates a tie between three people in war-torn West Africa. Powerful drama starring Amanda Root.


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00s8lg6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Doctor at Large (b009s9n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 John Creasey - The Toff and the Runaway Bride (b007jr60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 What's in a Name? (b01nq2zp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b07ns0rf)
Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, Episode 5

Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel's third novel is still as disturbing, incisive and illuminating as ever. In an unusual collaboration, the author has revisited the book to create, with the abridger, this new ten-part serialisation.

Frances Shore is a cartographer by trade, but when her husband's work takes them to Saudi Arabia she finds herself unable to map either the ever changing landscape or the Kingdom's heavily veiled ways of working. The regime is corrupt and harsh, the expatriates are hard-drinking money-grubbers, and her Muslim neighbours are secretive and watchful.

She soon discovers that the streets are not a woman's territory. Confined in her flat, she finds her sense of self beginning to dissolve. She hears footsteps, sounds of distress from the supposedly empty flat above. She has only constantly changing rumours to hang on to, and no one with whom to share her creeping unease.

Reader: Anna Maxwell Martin
Author: Hilary Mantel
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Alexa Moore
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:15 On the Map (b00rlwwy)
Maps of the Mind

10/10 Maps of the Mind. The most powerful maps aren't found on paper or a computer screen. They're the maps we hold in our memories and imaginations. Mike Parker visits a primary school in his home town to compare the pupils' maps with his own, drawn from childhood recollection. And he takes a trip to Ambridge, home of the Archers, to meet Eddie Grundy and ask him for directions around the village.


FRI 14:30 Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves (b007jtch)
Episode 5

In her quest to finally come to terms with her Cornish past, Marjorie gets help from some youngsters. Stars Elizabeth Bradley.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b00g2565)
My Judy Garland Life, Get Happy

Tamsin Grieg reads from Susie Boyt's tribute to her screen idol Judy Garland.

After an unexpected duet with Mickey Rooney over breakfast, Susie gingerly accepts an invitation to perform at a 'Judy Night' in Brooklyn. Before she knows it, she is draped over the lid of a baby grand piano in her best satin dress, singing her heart out.


FRI 15:00 Robert Graves - I, Claudius (b01jyq9f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b07ffd8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat (b00nsnhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Boogie Up the River (b007jzcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Austentatious (b08tvyw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Kingsley Amis - To See the Sun (b04ttwmp)

Vampires, a mad Scots librarian, a handsome Englishman and a Countess of uncertain age - all in Dacia in the 1920s.

Starring Christopher Cazenone as Stephen Hillier, Gayle Hunnicutt as Countess Valvazor and Graham Crowden as Robert McNeill

Dramatised by John Scotney. Directed by Jane Morgan

From 'Kingsley Amis Sextet' - a season of plays adapted from his short stories. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b03jznqg)
Series 17, Gymnopédie No 1

From the seat of a concert hall piano, Pascal Rogé, one of the world's greatest interpreters of French piano music, leads us through a personal and musical journey of Erik Satie's Gymnopédies. You may not immediately know the title but in hearing just the first few notes you are most likely to know the music.

Erik Satie's Gymnopédies are a collection of short, atmospheric pieces of which Gymnopédie No.1 is perhaps the most popular. Music historian and author Mark Prendergast has studied Satie's work and reveals the complex character of the man who revolutionised the 19th century classical music of Europe. Melbourne based artist Colin Duncan reflects on the music's 'physical form which takes you into space and time' and for him inspired a body of work created in brail. Murder Mystery writer Cathy Ace remembers how this meditative music could shut out the noise of the city as she sped around London in her old brown mini, whilst Mathematician and author Ian Stewart explores the mathematics of this special piece and how music can touch our soul.


FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00s8lg6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Doctor at Large (b009s9n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 John Creasey - The Toff and the Runaway Bride (b007jr60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 What's in a Name? (b01nq2zp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Thomas Hardy Short Stories (b01rcw0n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Nick Warburton - A Soldier's Debt (b00b0hkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Austentatious (b08tvyw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking (b00c5xtr)
Series 2, Episode 5

An attic full of peas, switching from Girl Guide to sumo wrestler and dull geological holidays. With Ben Moor. From June 2008.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b08wzn1f)

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Sam Wills.


FRI 23:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b01phj47)
Series 4, Corby

Comedian Mark Steel returns with a new series, looking under the surface of some of the UK's more distinctive towns to shed some light on the people, history, rivalries, slang, traditions, and eccentricities that makes them unique.

Creating a bespoke stand-up set for each town, Mark performs the show in front of a local audience.

As well as examining the less visited areas of Britain, Mark uncovers stories and experiences that resonate with us all as we recognise the quirkiness of the British way of life and the rich tapestry of remarkable events and people who have shaped where we live.

During this 4th series of 'Mark Steel's In Town', Mark will visit Tobermory, Whitehaven, Handsworth, Ottery St Mary, Corby, and Chipping Norton.

This week, Mark visits Corby to uncover an unlikely town rivalry, the extraordinary story behind a baffling accent, and the truth behind the trouser press rumours...

Additional material by Pete Sinclair.
Produced by Sam Bryant.


FRI 23:30 Chain Reaction (b00lblq9)
Series 1, Stewart Lee Interviews Alan Moore

The dry comedian and the acclaimed comic-book writer in the tag talk show, where this week's guest is next week's interviewer.




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

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0076jyv)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0076jyv)

A Look Back at the Future 23:30 MON (b01rh3wq)

Afternoon Drama 18:00 SUN (b04mhd5g)

Afternoon Drama 00:00 MON (b04mhd5g)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 07:30 TUE (b0832mwg)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 17:30 TUE (b0832mwg)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 22:00 TUE (b0832mwg)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 05:30 WED (b0832mwg)

All the Way From Memphis 09:00 THU (b00mdyl9)

All the Way From Memphis 16:00 THU (b00mdyl9)

All the Way From Memphis 04:00 FRI (b00mdyl9)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b01n0spx)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b01n0spx)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b01n0spx)

Arthur Smith's Last Hangover 23:30 SAT (b010j3zq)

Arundhati Roy - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: Omnibus 14:30 SUN (b08vlblm)

Arundhati Roy - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: Omnibus 02:30 MON (b08vlblm)

As Told to Craig Brown 23:00 TUE (b00v1nhb)

Austentatious 07:30 FRI (b08tvyw0)

Austentatious 17:30 FRI (b08tvyw0)

Austentatious 22:00 FRI (b08tvyw0)

Baldi 11:15 MON (b00wfzw9)

Baldi 21:15 MON (b00wfzw9)

Baldi 11:15 TUE (b00wh00x)

Baldi 21:15 TUE (b00wh00x)

Baldi 11:15 WED (b00wh649)

Baldi 21:15 WED (b00wh649)

Baldi 11:15 THU (b00whw3t)

Baldi 21:15 THU (b00whw3t)

Before They Were Famous 23:15 SUN (b01mdgwz)

Bellydancing and the Blues 06:30 TUE (b01pg3qt)

Bellydancing and the Blues 13:30 TUE (b01pg3qt)

Bellydancing and the Blues 20:30 TUE (b01pg3qt)

Bellydancing and the Blues 01:30 WED (b01pg3qt)

Boogie Up the River 05:00 SAT (b007jz40)

Boogie Up the River 07:00 FRI (b007jzcw)

Boogie Up the River 17:00 FRI (b007jzcw)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b008dm1x)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b07npwcs)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b07npwcs)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b07npz2t)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b07npz2t)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b07nrrg9)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b07nrrg9)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b07nrxdv)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b07nrxdv)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b07ns0rf)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b01k2f7l)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b00g255s)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b00g255s)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b00g255x)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b00g255x)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b00g2560)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b00g2560)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b00g2565)

Bridget Christie Minds the Gap 23:00 WED (b01r11x0)

Chain Reaction 23:30 FRI (b00lblq9)

Charles Dickens 07:00 MON (b00sb96j)

Charles Dickens 17:00 MON (b00sb96j)

Charles Dickens 05:00 TUE (b00sb96j)

Dad's Army 12:30 SAT (b00qmbky)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jnj5)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jnj5)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jnj5)

Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves 14:30 MON (b007jtbl)

Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves 02:30 TUE (b007jtbl)

Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves 14:30 TUE (b007jtbt)

Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves 02:30 WED (b007jtbt)

Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves 14:30 WED (b007jtc0)

Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves 02:30 THU (b007jtc0)

Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves 14:30 THU (b007jtc7)

Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves 02:30 FRI (b007jtc7)

Dave Sheasby - Shifting the Leaves 14:30 FRI (b007jtch)

David Goodland - Badger's Snatch 07:15 SUN (b08vkfq1)

David Goodland - Badger's Snatch 14:15 SUN (b08vkfq1)

David Goodland - Badger's Snatch 02:15 MON (b08vkfq1)

David Hare - Plenty 20:00 SUN (b08vlhjf)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (b08tgljh)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (b07flhlm)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b08vl9by)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b08vgbwy)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b08vgbwy)

Doctor at Large 08:30 FRI (b009s9n7)

Doctor at Large 12:30 FRI (b009s9n7)

Doctor at Large 19:30 FRI (b009s9n7)

Drama 16:00 SUN (b068sjpb)

Drama 04:00 MON (b068sjpb)

EF Benson - Terror By Night 18:45 SUN (b04ybn10)

EF Benson - Terror By Night 00:45 MON (b04ybn10)

Educating Archie 08:00 SUN (b07216wl)

Educating Archie 12:00 SUN (b07216wl)

Electric Ink 07:00 WED (b011kvmn)

Electric Ink 17:00 WED (b011kvmn)

Electric Ink 05:00 THU (b011kvmn)

Frankly Speaking 14:15 SAT (b05qkhm4)

Frankly Speaking 02:15 SUN (b05qkhm4)

Getting Nowhere Fast 09:30 TUE (b007k1fl)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00kjhv3)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b00kjhv3)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 SAT (b007jsvk)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:30 WED (b00898pr)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:30 WED (b00898pr)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:30 WED (b00898pr)

Hardeep's Sunday Lunch 07:30 SAT (b01pf6f3)

Hardeep's Sunday Lunch 17:30 SAT (b01pf6f3)

Hardeep's Sunday Lunch 05:30 SUN (b01pf6f3)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b00s8lg6)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b00s8lg6)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b00s8lg6)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b06zzgyf)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 WED (b01c7snf)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 WED (b01c7snf)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 THU (b01c7snf)

John Creasey - The Toff and the Runaway Bride 06:00 FRI (b007jr60)

John Creasey - The Toff and the Runaway Bride 13:00 FRI (b007jr60)

John Creasey - The Toff and the Runaway Bride 20:00 FRI (b007jr60)

John Finnemore's Double Acts 07:30 WED (b06mv2nd)

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Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days 06:00 MON (b007jty4)

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Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking 22:30 FRI (b00c5xtr)

Lucky Heather 07:00 TUE (b0075s45)

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Nick Warburton - A Soldier's Debt 11:15 FRI (b00b0hkx)

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On the Town with the League of Gentlemen 23:30 SUN (b007k2qm)

Party 23:30 THU (b00rblxx)

Paul Sinha's History Revision 07:30 THU (b08tfyqj)

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Play It Cool 08:30 THU (b05r7w7p)

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Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b08vlgkp)

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Political Animals 23:00 SUN (b01mdgwx)

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Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b08vlb8q)

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Revolting People 22:30 TUE (b00ftcck)

Richard Barton: General Practitioner! 07:00 THU (b00757wt)

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Robert Easby - Oneira 00:00 SAT (b007k29f)

Robert Graves - I, Claudius 03:00 SAT (b01jrt6g)

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Sounds Natural 18:30 TUE (b08vqc75)

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Steptoe and Son 08:00 TUE (b007jnms)

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Steven Appleby's Normal Life 23:45 TUE (b012216l)

Susie Boyt - My Judy Garland Life 14:45 MON (b00g24xs)

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The 3rd Degree 04:00 SAT (b07dklgc)

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The Big Booth 23:30 WED (b007k1xy)

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The Change 09:30 MON (b06l3287)

The Change 16:30 MON (b06l3287)

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The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b08vxc02)

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The Consultants 22:30 MON (b007k37y)

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The Ivan Brackenbury Show 07:00 SAT (b00gkjpj)

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The Jason Byrne Show 22:30 SAT (b00mrtdl)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b05prq8b)

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The Pick Up: Omnibus 13:00 SAT (b08vgb9z)

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The Radio Detectives 01:00 SAT (b007jp87)

The Secret Life: Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b08vl9bt)

The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII 16:30 TUE (b0076j10)

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There is Business Like Show Business 01:30 SAT (b01dhn6r)

Thomas Hardy Short Stories 11:00 MON (b01rb1t7)

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Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 07:30 SUN (b04ntvv9)

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Tony Grounds - How to Write a Novel in a Week 06:00 SUN (b01pz9db)

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Twenty Players 23:30 TUE (b007511f)

Whack-O! 08:30 SUN (b061vkh6)

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What Does the K Stand For? 22:30 WED (b04wwgz3)

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