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SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2017

SAT 00:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories (b008h36w)
All the Time in the World

Professional thief Robert Ashton receives an unexpected visit... Time is altered so the world's treasures can be stolen - but who is behind it?

Arthur C Clarke's 1952 short story read by Nicholas Boulton.

Somerset-born author Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008) achieved his greatest fame in 1968 when his short story The Sentinel was turned into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. His visions of space travel and computing sparked the imagination of readers and scientists alike.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b04tjdls)
Series 19, La Boheme

"La Boheme is a work of genius, for me it's the perfect opera. There's not a bar or a word or anything you'd want to alter. It just gets to you" - Opera Director John Copley CBE.

For the final programme in this series of Soul Music, we venture back into the Parisian winter of Puccini's beloved 'La Boheme' where legendary Opera Director John Copley CBE reflects on his 40 years of bringing this tale of friendship, love and loss to the stage of the Royal Opera House. Alongside his memories of sharing pasta with a young Pavarotti we hear the stories from those whose lives have been touched by - and often reflect - the essence of this most popular of operas.

From the romantic gesture of a probationary constable serenading his soon to be bus conductress wife in 1950's Torquay to the moment that a devoted husband passed away - La Boheme has touched the lives of opera lovers around the world.

Featuring interviews with author Mavis Cheek and opera devotees Ray Tabb and Nancy Rossi.

Produced by Nicola Humphries.


SAT 01:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b07vwh0r)
BBC National Short Story Award 2016, Disappearances

KJ Orr's winning story. Reinvention and disguise offer a retired professional another way to be. Read by David Horovitch.

KJ Orr was born, and lives, in London. Light Box, her first collection of short stories, was published in February 2016. Her stories have appeared in publications including Best British Short Stories 2015, the Irish Times, the Dublin Review, the White Review and the Sunday Times Magazine, and have been recognised by numerous awards including the BBC National Short Story Award and the Bridport Prize. K J Orr was previously shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust in 2011.

The five shortlisted stories for the BBC National Short Story Award 2016 comprised a mix of established and new writers of this most inventive and imaginative of genres. Human connection, the desire for it, and what happens when it falls away are at the heart of this year's shortlist, which takes us across the globe and the generations, shining a light on the intimate inner lives of each story's protagonist.

KJ Orr's Disappearances was announced as the winner on Tuesday 4th October 2016

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


SAT 01:30 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (b00c67jq)

Phill Jupitus follows the celebrated ensemble of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players who command a cult following.

Their unique blend of comedy and music fills venues worldwide and boasts many celebrity fans. Musicologists explain the finer nuances of their subversive and high-quality ukulele playing and arrangements.

Co-founder of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Kitty Lux sadly died in July 2017.

Produced and written by Turan Ali.

Made for BBC Radio 4 by Bona Broadcasting and first broadcast in 2008.


SAT 02:00 Helen Dunmore - The Siege (b0949kjt)
Episode 10

January 1943 - the darkest hour. Anna's family huddle together for warmth as temperatures plummet. Read by Sara Kestelman.


SAT 02:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b0680lxz)
The Nelson Effect

Francine Stock attempts to pin down the alluring yet elusive quality of charisma
9.The Nelson Effect
The charisma of humility and service in Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama

Throughout the series, Francine Stock has been fascinated to learn that charisma is an amoral quality - value-free, neither positive nor negative in itself, with the potential to do good or harm depending on those who harness it. In the previous episode, she considered the appalling impact of Hitler's "dark charisma".

She now turns to two 21st century individuals who have used their charisma to serve their people: Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.

Francine talks with Moeletsi Mbeki, Deputy Chairman of the South African Institute of International Affairs, who knew Nelson Mandela well and who anatomises his particularly powerful type of charisma. And she hears from Jas Elsner, who has worked closely with the Dalai Lama, and who explains how his religious upbringing and belief underpin his charisma.

In an era in which the casual use of the term charisma has proliferated, Professor John Potts - who recently came across an advertisement for a "charismatic sandwich" (one in which the lettuce was particularly crisp) - discusses the importance of authenticity in the truly charismatic.

Producer: Beaty Rubens.


SAT 02:30 Winifred Holtby - South Riding (b007jnp4)
Episode 15

Lydia finds a body. Headmistress Sarah Burton must make some decisions. Stars Sarah Lancashire and Philip Glenister.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b01myxxx)
Rupert Everett - Vanished Years, Episode 5

As a writer, the actor Rupert Everett has been compared to David Niven, Noel Coward and Lord Byron: wickedly observant, very British and extremely funny. And his new memoir Vanished Years gives full rein to those powers as Everett writes about the travails of a precarious career - fighting for good roles, effortlessly glamorous at parties.

Everett found fame in Britain with Another Country and Dance with a Stranger, and acclaim in Hollywood with My Best Friend's Wedding. But we meet him in the twilight world of a film finished but not released - and he's not confident it will restore his fortunes. However, at one of the many glamorous parties he attends, Everett has a flash of inspiration: to write Mr Ambassador - an American TV sitcom starring, of course, Rupert Everett in the title role.

And so begins an adventure in Hollywood, diving into the cut throat world of the networks and the pilot episode, where dreams and fortunes can be made or broken.

In the final episode of his memoir, Rupert Everett's Mr Ambassador is filmed - at last. In front of a live audience. What could possibly go wrong?

Producer: David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment Limited production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 03:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwh5)
Episode 7

Phineas Finn's trial grabs headlines, while Glencora and Plantagenet Palliser receive important news. Stars Juliet Stevenson.


SAT 04:00 The Motion Show (b0075rbl)
Series 1, Episode 1

4 Extra Debut. Dr Phil Hammond chairs the debating game, with Clive Coleman, Richard Morton, Pete Sinclair and Mark Steel. From October 1998.


SAT 04:30 After Henry (b007jmr5)
Series 1, The Dinner Party

Sarah plays hostess, Mother plays the martyr and daughter Clare holds a flat-warming party.

Simon Brett's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare, Richard Davies as Leo Dolan and Ellen McIntosh as Gwen.

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.


SAT 05:00 Tomorrow, Today! (b012n3rs)
Series 1, What Price Utopia

Comedy series by Christopher William Hill, set in 1961. A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2006.

The government tries to use the programme for a very dark purpose.

With Peter Bowles, Cheryl Campbell, John Fortune, Gary Waldhorn.


SAT 05:30 Dave Podmore (b0612pjc)
Dave Podmore's Toughest Test

It's Ashes time (again) and the world's sleaziest cricketer Dave Podmore is making his literary debut with explosive new memoir DP. But, in doing so, he's putting at risk his budding career as motivational coach for the England women's team.

Pod's especially proud of emerging star player Danniii (yes, three i's), until he realises his precious second-hand car lot endorsements have a new competitor who's young enough to still be discovered on the Borrowash roundabout at 3am with her pants on her head.

Is Pod's long reign as England's anti-hero finally over? And has he burned his lucrative corporate advertising bridges for good?

It's Pod's toughest test yet.

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


SAT 06:00 Maxim Gorky - The Old Man (b0952lvr)

The life of a successful building contractor is shattered by the intrusion of an old man he knew in the past...

Set in provincial Russia at the turn of the century, Maxim Gorky drama is translated from Russian by Michael Glenny.

Premiering at Moscow's Maly Theatre on New Year's Day 1919, this was the first English production of the play.

Starring Freddie Jones as Ivan Mastakov, Maxine Audley as Sofia Markovna, Alan Webb as the Old Man, Timothy Bateson as Yakim Kharitonov, Elizabeth Revill as Marina, Margot Boyd as Zakharovna, Terry Scully as Pavel, Julie Hallam as Tanya, Anthony Hall as Stepanych, Anthony Daniels as Yakov and Gareth Armstrong as Nikita Semyonov.

Director of this "stereophonic production": John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.


SAT 07:30 The Art of Monarchy (b01f1kcx)
Legacy

In this Diamond Jubilee year, BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz has been selecting some of the most revealing objects from the Royal Collection to see what they tell us about the monarchs who acquired them. It is one of the most wide-ranging collections of art and artefacts in the world, and also one of the most surprising - offering up an intriguing insight into the minds of the monarchs who assembled it.

During the course of this series, Will has encountered dozens of these unique objects - some priceless, others no more than souvenirs - each giving a glimpse into the essential characteristics of a successful sovereign. And in this, the final programme, he delves once more into the Collection to see what a subtly doctored portrait of Richard III, a bombastic mural that once hung in the Palace of Whitehall and the paintings on the Grand Staircase in Buckingham Palace tell us about how the Monarchy has dealt with a series of dynastic crises. And he joins the Royal Collection at work today and sees how Leonardo da Vinci, Johannes Vermeer and a pair of four foot candelabra are brought into the service of both Queen and country.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b03xzsp3)
The Interviewer Stole the Show

It's often said these days that the interviewers have stolen the show - interviews are no longer read for their subject, but for the interviewer's personal ruminations, reflections, opinions and even judgements on the person in question.

Lynn is probably one of the worst offenders. Known as Demon Barber for thirty years, she doesn't repent. The move of the interviewer from the wings to centre stage has happened in her lifetime and with her eager connivance.

In this programme, she argues how her medium is all the better for the interviewers taking charge. When she started her career in the late 60s, there were no regular celebrity interviews in the newspapers. As a young writer she worked as Literary Editor on Penthouse Magazine and Bob Guccione, who founded the magazine, wanted to launch an American edition which meant she had to familiarise herself with American culture, spelling and interests. So she subscribed to all the great American magazines - Playboy, Esquire, The New Yorker, Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine and Rolling Stone - with writing from Lillian Ross, Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, and Joan Didion.

This writing became known as the New Journalism and included great interviews and profiles which, as she reveals, are great works of literature - brilliant studies of the writer's celebrity subject. They have defined how she and others approach their interviewing today.

With Gay Talese and Camilla Long

Producers: Kate Bland and Beth Clayton
A Cast Iron Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 09:00 4 Extra at Bletchley Park (b03g8lxl)

Maggie Philbin traces the remarkable history of IT through the BBC sound archives from the birthplace of the world's first electronic computer, Bletchley Park.

When Maggie joined the BBC's Tomorrow's World team in the early 1980s, there wasn't a single computer in the office. Today, along with the internet, they've reshaped the way we live, work, communicate and play. Her selection features:

* Magic Moments - Computers:
1994 was incredibly, a year when there were still only 623 websites in the world. This is a potted history of computers as seen 20 years ago.

* Mothers of Invention: Ada Lovelace:
Jerome Vincent's short drama from 2002 about the Victorian technology visionaries Lovelace and Charles Babbage.

* Electronic Brains: LEO the Lyons Computer:
Famed for it's "nippy" waitresses - how catering company J Lyons became Britain's unlikely post-war teashop IT pioneers. From 2001.

* The Levin Interview
Bernard Levin interrogates Sir Clive Sinclair, the man who brought computers into our homes. From 1984.

* Electric Journeys:
Tim Berners-Lee, a revealing portrait of the man credited with creating the World Wide Web. From 2001

* I Was a Teenage Dot Com Millionaire:
A classic tale of dot com boom and bust. From 2010.

Three denizens of the digital world - authors Aleks Krotoski and Tom Chatfield, plus Chris Monk from the National Museum of Computing join Maggie at Bletchley Park. There's also a peek behind the scenes with authors Michael Smith and Joel Greenburg revealing how the Buckinghamshire site could have been the UK's very own Silicon Valley.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

First broadcast in November 2013.


SAT 12:00 Winston (b007k4b8)
Series 1, A Happy Family

Nancy has recently moved to the village with sister Rosie, brother William and her Father.

When Winston, the local poacher and handyman, is thrown out by his wife because of his infidelities, he invites himself to stay with them and starts to spoil the family by acquiring a brand new freezer for them, by doing all the washing and ironing and by cooking them superb meals.

But they are deeply suspicious. What could be Winston's motives?

Peter Tinniswood's bawdy comedy serial stars Bill Wallis as Winston, Maurice Denham as Father, Shirley Dixon as Nancy, Liz Goulding as Rosie and Christian Rodska as William.

Directed at BBC Bristol by Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio in April 1989.


SAT 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b0090xjy)
Series 6, The Picnic

The lad, Bill and Sid eat al fresco to impress their dates from the local Palais.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Patricia Hayes, Ann Lancaster, Elizabeth Fraser and Wilfred Babbage.

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 October 1959.


SAT 13:00 The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles (b0952lw2)
Series 9 Omnibus

The young married couple with learning disabilities now have a baby, and life will never be the same again. Starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0952lw5)
Roy Hudd

Comedian and actor Roy Hudd chooses 'While London Sleeps' written by Harry Dacre and 'Harry Was a Champion' by Chas & Dave.


SAT 14:15 Pam Ayres' Open Road (b007kfng)
Series 2, Northumberland

Pam learns about the water themed gardens of Alnwick Castle and the rituals of the wild cattle of Chillingham.

Poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres is back on the open road, visiting nine more places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.


SAT 14:45 Peter Tinniswood - Tales From the Backbench (b007614r)
Tales From the Backbench - Series 1, The 1929 Committee

Sir Plympton Makepeace muses on his committee membership, sharing some unreliable memories of keeping Honourable Members out of trouble.

Starring Leslie Phillips.

Written by Peter Tinniswood.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b03xzsp3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Maxim Gorky - The Old Man (b0952lvr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 The Art of Monarchy (b01f1kcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 The Twilight Zone (b00h30s4)
Series 2, A Piano in the House

Bitter theatre critic Fitzgerald Fortune buys his younger wife an extraordinary birthday present that harbours unexpected powers...

Earl Hamner Jr's TV script adapted for radio by Dennis Etchison

Starring Michael York as Fitzgerald Fortune. With Sarah Wellington, Christian Stolte, Reene Matthews, Doug James, Herb Graham, Meg Thalken, Roz Alexander, Rick Vargas and Kurt Naebig.

Stacy Keach (best known here as US TV detective Mike Hammer) takes Serling's original TV role as narrator.

Created by Rod Serling, cult sci-fi and horror series 'The Twilight Zone' was first broadcast in the USA on CBS from 1959 to 1964 and electrified the new medium of television.

Armed with a licence from CBS and the Serling estate, Carl Amari's slick adaptions are based on the original TV scripts - adapted from 2002 as a 40-minute radio drama series, with a full cast, music and sound effects.

Produced and directed by Carl Amari for the Falcon Picture Group.


SAT 18:40 James Follett - The Pentworth Trilogy (b007jshr)
The Silent Vulcan, Episode 1

After a UFO crash landed, the town of Pentworth and surrounding Sussex countryside have been cut off by a mysterious invisible and impenetrable wall.

A cult leader is blaming two local women - Ellen Duncan and Vikki Taylor - after accusing them of witchcraft. Detective Sergeant Mike Malone is on the case...

Meanwhile, an attempt to make contact with the visitors and their craft begins...

'The Silent Vulcan' is the final book in James Follett's sci-fi trilogy of the same name.

Abridged by Miranda Davis.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2004.


SAT 19:00 4 Extra at Bletchley Park (b03g8lxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? (b01p0sbk)
Violence

Sketches, stand-up and song in a comic exploration of violence. With Andrew Lawrence and Sara Pascoe. From November 2012.


SAT 22:30 The Jason Byrne Show (b01fhswh)
Series 2, Money

The award-winning comic cracks wise on the cost of living and luxury. With Laurence Howarth and Daisy Haggard. From August 2009.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09638vb)
Emma Sidi 2/3

From 10.00pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats again to Emma Sidi.


SAT 23:00 Hardeep at The Stand (b01nbx7m)
Series 2, Episode 6

Hardeep Singh-Kohli hosts more stand-up. Featuring Tiffany Stevenson, Matt Winning, Gareth Waugh, and.Teddy. From October 2012.


SAT 23:15 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076d91)
Series 1, Duvet Control

The battle of the sexes rages over cold feet and tog ratings. The writer shares more deep thoughts on trivia. From March 2003.


SAT 23:30 Two Episodes of Mash (b01mqqht)
Series 2, Episode 3

In Episode 3: Diane, Joe and David break loose from BBC Security and go on the run around Radio 4. We hear them crash into the radio station's usual programming (Book At Bedtime, The Archers...) before making their getaway with Aled Jones.

An animation of their Fishing Sketch by Tom Rourke can been seen on the Radio 4 website.

Credits: Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, David O'Doherty, Aled Jones, Paul Harry Allen, Bobbie Pryor & Gary Newman.

Producer: Clair Wordsworth.



SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

SUN 00:00 The Twilight Zone (b00h30s4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:40 James Follett - The Pentworth Trilogy (b007jshr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:40 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles (b0952lw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0952lw5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Pam Ayres' Open Road (b007kfng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Peter Tinniswood - Tales From the Backbench (b007614r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b03xzsp3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Maxim Gorky - The Old Man (b0952lvr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 The Art of Monarchy (b01f1kcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Winifred Holtby - South Riding Omnibus (b007jrtm)
Episode 3

Sarah Burton encounters the bitter taste of loss and the joy of achievement, as the headmistress of Kiplington High School.

Winifred Holtby's (1898-1935) most famous novel "South Riding" was published posthumously in 1936. It's a rich and memorable evocation of the characters of Yorkshire's South Riding, their lives, loves and sorrows.

Starring Sarah Lancashire as Sarah Burton, Philip Glenister as Robert Carne and Carole Boyd as Mrs Beddows.

With Susan Cookson, Maggie Tagney, Donald McBride, Lucy Beaumont, Annmarie Hosell and Maya Foa.

Dramatised by Gill Adams.

Director: Melanie Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SUN 07:15 Katherine Mansfield - Mr Reginald Peacock's Day (b0671h1q)

"The truth was that once you married a woman she became insatiable.... nothing was more fatal for an artist than marriage...."

A singing teacher ponders the mundane nature of married life, compared to the passion of his profession.

Katherine Mansfield's short story read by Brian Gear.

Producer: Viv Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


SUN 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00grrzy)
Series 4, Pub Quiz

Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star. Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

Promoting himself to team captain of the Three Musketeers, Arthur enters the Shoulder of Mutton pub quiz. Can he win the 50 pound rollover, or will it all end in tears?

With Steve Delaney, Mel Giedroyc, Dave Mounfield and Alastair Kerr.


SUN 08:00 Life With the Lyons (b01479kj)
An Afternoon on the Thames

Barbara Lyon and her boyfriend Derek struggle to enjoy time alone on a river trip.

Starring real-life American family: Ben Lyon and his wife Bebe Daniels and their children, Richard and Barbara.

With Doris Rogers as Florrie, Molly Weir as Aggie, Horace Percival as Mr Wimple, Richard Bellaers, Gwen Lewis, Patricia Field and Alanna Boyce.

Life With The Lyons was one the BBC's most popular radio sitcoms between1950 and 1961. It was also adapted for BBC TV.

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Ronnie Hanbury.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1955.


SUN 08:30 A Life of Bliss (b049y7mw)
Maxine

David Bliss needs courage to pursue Maxine, while brother-in-law Tony battles to win a contract

Starring George Cole as David Bliss, Diana Churchill as Ann, Colin Gordon as Tony, Percy Edwards as Pysche the dog, Sarah Lawson as Maxine and Hugh Manning as Mr TC Rowland.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about bashful, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss began in 1953 on the BBC Home Service and ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 when a TV series was made. Sadly only 6 radio episodes survived in the BBC archive.

For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films, destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenhoulet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in August 1957.


SUN 09:00 Joan Didion - South and West (b0952rrz)

New Orleans' oppressive atmosphere stirs memories of Joan Didion's childhood visits and an ex-lover. Omnibus edition read by Laurel Lefkow.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b01s0s7v)
Lynne and Donna - Flooding and Friendship

Fi Glover presents a conversation between neighbours whose friendship has been forged through the shared experience of seeing their homes flooded - twice - in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

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

Producer: Marya Burgess.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0952xv6)
Rock & Pop Stars, Keith Richards

4 Extra Debut. From Chuck Berry to Antonio Vivaldi, musician Keith Richards shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From October 2015.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b0952xv8)
Series 5, Doctors, Judgments, Dictators

True stories told live in in the USA: Meg Bowles introduces stories about being singled out and facing your fears.

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

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

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

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


SUN 11:55 Inheritance Tracks (b095b5cm)
Robert Webb

Comedian and writer Robert Webb inherits 'Dance in the Old-Fashined Way' by Charles Aznavour and passes on Jeff Buckley's version of the Dylan classic 'Hallelujah'.


SUN 12:00 Life With the Lyons (b01479kj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 A Life of Bliss (b049y7mw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Winifred Holtby - South Riding Omnibus (b007jrtm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Katherine Mansfield - Mr Reginald Peacock's Day (b0671h1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Jane Harper - The Dry (b0952xvb)
Episode 2

Lies, alibis and a confrontation muddy policeman Aaron Falk's murder investigation. Thriller read by Richard Goulding.


SUN 15:45 Open or Wrapped...? (b04jm9nc)
Episode 5

Food writer, Home Economist and Food stylist Alison Clarkson follows eight people on a course in Leeds, specialising in how to run their very own Fish and Chip shop.

For generations, the meal has been a constant favourite with thousands, if not millions, of people across Britain. Churchill called them 'the good companion' and John Lennon loved his with tomato ketchup.

Six months on, this episode follows up on the progress of the students in the time following the course, and sums up the great British tradition with help from the students, award-winning Fish and Chip shop owner Mark Petrou and Jean Christophe Novelli.

The series follows a three day course run by the National Federation of Fish Fryers in Leeds. It takes students through the requirements involved in running your own shop - from fish preparation and battering, through health and safety, to the legal and financial issues inherent in the business.

The students come from a wide variety of backgrounds - from the finance industry to a retired musician, from an opticians to a newsagent. Two have ventured from France and one from Hamburg, especially to attend the course.

As well as following the students, the programmes trace the history and development of selling chips. The meal became popular in the early part of the nineteenth century as a result of the rapid growth of trawl fishing in the North Sea. In its heyday there were approximately thirty thousand fish and chip shops in Britain. Today the number is around twelve thousand. The acclaimed 5 out of 5, AA Rosette and multi Michelin Star award winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli discusses his love and respect for our traditional meal.

Finally, we follow up the featured members of the course, six months after attending it. How do you like the meal, 'Open or wrapped..?!'

Presenter: Alison Clarkson

Produced by Eurof Williams
An Acme tv production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 16:00 Peter Terson - Getting to Know Mr Schmeigelow (b071c6t2)

In 1925, the future designer Cecil Beaton came down from Cambridge deeply in debt: his one ambition, to be accepted by the aristocratic and artistic. But his father decided that he should learn to be a businessman and sent him to work in the City.

Peter Terson's drama stars Julian Firth as Cecil Beaton, William Eedle as Papa, Christian Rodska as Mr Schmeigelow, June Barrie as Mama and Joanna Mackie as Nancy,

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b0952xvd)
Lost Voices - Anne Ridler

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'Lost Voices: Anne Ridler'.

Brian Patten explores the life and poetry of Anne Ridler, whose quiet and lucid observations of 20th century life are often overlooked.

Born into a literary family, Anne's early employment with the publisher Faber meant that she was working to TS Eliot. Her work, however, is very much in her own distinctive voice: quiet, contemplative, but acute in its observation.

Juliet Stevenson reads a selection of Anne Ridler's poems on themes of the natural world, relationships, the rhythms of human life.

Producer: Christine Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


SUN 17:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00grrzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jlwv)
Final Tribulations

Professor Lark and John Cornelius reveal to Flora's MP father, Ian Sanderson, that he himself is a mutant being - manipulated by some unidentified Controller.

Shocked and horrified, Sanderson helps them trace the organisation...

Stars Peter Cushing as John Cornelius, Vincent Price as Professor Curtis Lark, Richard Hurndall as Sir Gordon MacLeodan, Joan Benham as Lady MacLeodan, Frazer Kerr as Ian Sanderson, Henry Stamper as Donald Scholar and Andrew Sear as Manson.

Written by Rene Basilico from an idea by Robert Holmes.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


SUN 18:30 Alan Garner - The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (b0952xvg)
Episode 1

Two children on holiday in the North of England encounter perilous magical forces.

Alan Garner's fantasy novel dramatised in 4 parts by David Wade.

Stars Robin Bailey as Cadellin, James Tomunson as Gowther Mossock/Narrator, Andrea Murphy as Susan, Mark Kingston as Colin, Rosalind Knight as Selina Place, Patsy Byrne as Bess, George Parsons as Guard/Ticket collector, Richard Herdman as Farmer/Porter and Anne Jameson as the Crow.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Caroline Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b0952xv8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:55 Inheritance Tracks (b095b5cm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:55 today]


SUN 20:00 Joan Didion - South and West (b0952rrz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b01s0s7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0952xv6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00grrzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Think the Unthinkable (b007jm3k)
Series 1, Moore and Burmans

The management consultants propose a radical publicity campaign to an ailing retailer. Stars Emma Kennedy. From October 2001.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b096390k)
Emma Sidi 3/3

From 10.00pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats again to Emma Sidi.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b0949jcg)
Series 17, Episode 1

BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show Newsjack returns for its 17th series with host Angela Barnes.

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

This week we visit a Catio, hear child rearing tips from Jacob Rees Mogg and undergo clown counselling.

Cast: Kieran Hodgson, Freya Parker and Mike Wozniak.

Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Suzy Grant

Script Editors: Ed Amsden and Tom Coles

Production Co-ordinator: Nick Coupe

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

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


SUN 23:30 Beauty of Britain (b010y0sh)
Series 2, Life in the UK

Series 2 of this Radio 4 comedy follows Beauty's continuing adventures among the cauliflower-cheese eating population as the Featherdown Agency sends her to provide care for those who need it - and occasionally some who don't, but all of whom have relatives with guilty consciences. Beauty sees herself as an inspiration to other African girls hoping to live the dream in Britain. Until she gets the nod from God about which sector of the economy would most benefit from her entrepreneurial skills, Beauty will carry on grating the Extra Mature Cathedral City, running the assisted baths and trying to understand the British character.

The series breaks the embarrassed silence about what happens to us when we get old and start to lose our faculties. Beauty sees Britain at its best, its worst and also sometimes without its clothes on running the wrong way down the M6 with a toy dog shouting 'Come on!'

Beauty of Britain is a narrative comedy written by Christopher Douglas (of Ed Reardon fame) and Nicola Sanderson.

Episode 6 'Life in the UK'

Beauty Oolonga, a Southern African care worker, shares her quirky view of Britain. Beauty's visa to work in the U.K. is about to run out. Will she pass her citizenship test and be granted indefinite leave to remain and will the handsome, mature Ade be her saviour? Last in series.

CAST:

Beauty ..... Jocelyn Jee Esien
Liz ..... Rita May
Helen ..... Nicola Sanderson
Mrs Gupte ..... Indira Joshi
Anil ..... Paul Sharma
Jodie ..... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Waiter/Receptionist ..... Christopher Douglas
Ade ..... Paterson Joseph

The music for the series was performed by The West End Gospel Choir.
Written by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson
The producer is Tilusha Ghelani.



MONDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2017

MON 00:00 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jlwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Alan Garner - The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (b0952xvg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Winifred Holtby - South Riding Omnibus (b007jrtm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Katherine Mansfield - Mr Reginald Peacock's Day (b0671h1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Jane Harper - The Dry (b0952xvb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Open or Wrapped...? (b04jm9nc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Peter Terson - Getting to Know Mr Schmeigelow (b071c6t2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b0952xvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00grrzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Paul Temple (b0368fwf)
Paul Temple and the Gregory Affair, With the Compliments of Mr Gregory

Part 1 of a new production of a vintage serial from 1946.

From 1938 to 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and his glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. Sadly, only half of Temple's adventures survive in the archives.

In 2006 BBC Radio 4 brought one of the lost serials back to life with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve. Using the original scripts and incidental music, and recorded using vintage microphones and sound effects, the production of Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery aimed to sound as much as possible like the 1947 original might have done if its recording had survived. The serial proved so popular that it was soon followed by three more revivals, Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery, Paul Temple and Steve, and A Case for Paul Temple.

Now it's the turn of Paul Temple and the Gregory Affair from 1946, in which Paul and Steve come to the aid of a baffled Scotland Yard in pursuit of a deadly and mysterious criminal mastermind. Not only has the recording disappeared but also the scripts of Episodes 1, 2 and 6. This new production is made possible by the recent discovery by a colleague in Norwegian radio of a complete set of scripts in an old store cupboard in Oslo.

Episode 1: With the Compliments of Mr Gregory

The daughter of an eminent physician disappears after a night out at the Alpine Club.

Producer Patrick Rayner.


MON 06:30 The Medal Makers (b00cc102)

Former Olympic athlete Allison Curbishley explores the secret world of the judges at major sporting events.

In the build-up to Beijing 2008, she talks to some of the men and women from the UK who are off to China to officiate at athletic, equestrian and aquatic competitions. Most are volunteers, they all feel passionate about their sport and put as much effort into judging schoolchildren as they do world champions.

Allison finds out what it's like to be one of these watchful and discreet figures whose rulings can decide medal places and asks whether they get as nervous before big competitions as the sportsmen and women they are scrutinizing. What does it feel like to be the person who measures the jump that wins the gold?

Allison also learns about the technology that has changed their lives, the pinpoint accuracy of the photo finish, the sensitivity of the computers used to identify a false start and why, despite all these advances, there's no replacement for the naked eye.


MON 07:00 Says on the Tin (b00gl50p)
Schokolade

Comedy by Christopher William Hill.

Eliott finds nothing to laugh about while promoting a German chocolate called Laughing.

Eliott Thurber ...... Michael Brandon
Esther Finn ...... Samantha Bond
Hannah Walker ...... Pippa Haywood
Zadie ...... Joannah Tincey
Baz ...... Inam Mirza
Mandelbrot ...... Malcolm Tierney
Interpreter ...... Gunnar Cauthery

Other Parts played by Dan Starkey, Janice Acquah and Jonathan Tafler.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b0938k91)
Series 79, Episode 6

Nicholas Parsons challenges Paul Merton, Rufus Hound, Jenny Eclair and Zoe Lyons to speak on the topics on the cards without deviation, hesitation or repetition.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.

Produced by Victoria Lloyd.

A BBC Studios Production.


MON 08:00 To the Manor Born (b007n1wj)
An Englishman's Home

When Devere installs new security cameras, Audrey declares war.

Starring Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, Keith Barron as Richard DeVere, Angela Thorne as Marjory Frobisher, Nicholas McArdle as Brabinger, Margery Withers as Mrs Polouvicka, Frank Middlemass as Ned and Kevin Eldon as PC Dottle.

The tale of lady of the manor Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, forced to sell her beloved Grantleigh Estate when her husband's death leaves her financially strapped. With butler Brabinger in tow, they've decamped to the tiny Old Lodge cottage.

From this vantage point, Audrey keeps a close and disapproving eye on the estate's new owner, the nouveau-riche Richard DeVere, a wholesale foods magnate of Czech descendent.

First piloted on radio and then whisked off to TV before it ever appeared, before finally arriving home in 1997. Written for radio by Peter Spence.

Producer: Jane Berthoud
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1997.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jprv)
Series 3, The Godiva Affair

The platoon holds a Spitfire fundraiser, but Corporal Jones is pining for Mrs Fox.

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, Bill Pertwee as Hodges and Mollie Sugden as Mrs Fox.

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

Additional music by Dennis Gomm.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1976.


MON 09:00 Hidden Treasures (b05p6jmr)
Syon House

The antiques quiz visits Syon House in London. With Lars Tharp, John Bly and Christine Lalumia. From May 1998.


MON 09:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mzslr)
Series 3, Episode 4

Fat is a feminist issue for Pam, and for everyone else when she declares war on gravity. Stars Mervyn Stutter. From May 2004.


MON 10:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwhb)
Episode 8

Glencora opts for a potentially disastrous course of action to help the Duke of Omnium in his new role as Prime Minister. And as Palliser's domestic arrangements become more difficult, so do those of Mr Wharton and his daughter Emily...

Starring David Troughton as the Narrator, Ben Miles as Plantagenet Palliser, Sophie Thompson as Lady Glencora, Geoffrey Whitehead as Duke of St Bungay, Frances Jeater as Mrs Roby, Stella Gonet as Mme Goesler, Jonathan Keeble as Arthur Fletcher, Peter Marinker as Sir Orlando, Geoffrey Streatfeild as Everett, Chris Moran as Club Member, Greg Wise as Lopez, James Laurenson as Mr Wharton, Emily Bruni as Emily and Gerard McDermott as Parker.

Dramatised from Anthony Trollope's novels in 12 parts by Martyn Wade.

Music by Elizabeth Parker.

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


MON 11:00 Tove Jansson - The Listener (b04g18g2)
The Sleeping Man

Made for 4 Extra. Two young teenagers look after a sick man through the night. From Tove Jansson's debut 1971 collection. Read by Indira Varma.

Creator of the Moomins, Tove Jansson, a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author is one of the most successful children writers ever. In her debut collection published in 1971 she tells of what we experience in youth, love, getting older and dying.

Translated by Thomas Teal into English for the first time in the UK to celebrate the centenary of her birth in August 2014.

Producer Karen Rose. Executive producer Jeremy Osborne.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


MON 11:15 David Eldridge - Michael and Me (b00761bs)

A brutally honest tale of two brothers and the different paths their lives take.

David Eldridge's drama stars Andrew Tiernan as Michael, Freddy White as Me, Frank Harper as Terry, Susan Brown as Sylvie, David Kennedy as Danny, Jasmine Hyde as Kathy, Claudie Blakely as Lola and Oliver Cookson as Young Michael.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 12:00 To the Manor Born (b007n1wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jprv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Paul Temple (b0368fwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Medal Makers (b00cc102)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal (b00wdflk)
A Tricky Case

In her latest novel, The Betrayal, Helen Dunmore returns to the Soviet Union, and to the city of Leningrad whose history she so powerfully evoked in her best-seller The Siege. Now, a decade later, starvation and bitter cold have been replaced with fear and suspicion, as the people of Leningrad do their best to keep their heads down and their lives unremarkable in an era of accusations, arrests and the midnight knock at the door.

Anna and Andrei have survived the siege, married and together have brought up Anna's brother Kolya. They want their lives to be ordinary - but when the son of a senior secret police official is admitted to the hospital where Andrei is a paediatrican, Andrei finds himself outmanoeuvred by the more politically astute and face to face with a man who has the power to destroy him and his family.

Helen Dunmore's evocative portrait of one couple living in the shadow of Stalin conveys both the sense of all pervading menace, from neighbours, from colleagues, from the state, and the struggle to remain humane and true in the face of it. As the net tightens around Andrei and his life becomes the stuff of nightmares, she also tells a compelling and page-turning tale.

Helen Dunmore is a novelist and short story writer whose many works include 'A Spell of Winter', winner of the Orange Prize and 'The Siege' which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year and the Orange Prize and has sold over 100,000 copies.

The Reader is Sara Kestelman, who also read The Siege in 2001 for Book at Bedtime.
The abridger is Sally Marmion and the producer is Di Speirs.


MON 14:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b06810q1)
The New Corinthians

Francine Stock's final attempt to pin down the alluring yet elusive quality of charisma.
10.The New Corinthians

Francine Stock examines the paradox at the heart of charisma today: that we recognise its intangibility and often debunk it, but continue to crave it and even believe we can buy it.

Her starting point is the banking crisis of 2008. She talks with Elesa Zhendorfer about her new book on the role of charismatic leadership in the volatile world of banking; and hears from business journalist and broadcaster Peter Day, who passionately denounces the narcissistic role of so-called charismatic leaders in business and finance today.

Francine then returns to the beginnings of her search, hearing about today's version of charismatic Christianity in today's largely secular society, and its attempts to use charisma for the common good, in accordance with St Paul's original definition.

Francine Stock concludes by wondering whether we can turn this gift of grace to shared advantage: "After all," she states, "We get the charismatics we deserve."

Producer : Beaty Rubens.


MON 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xgp36)
Clipped Wings

The reflections of the young Victoria as she turns sixteen...

Scripted by Juliet Ace, based on the letters and diaries of the young Queen Victoria, this portrait of her younger life and the happy years of her marriage, reveals some of the remarkable and long-lasting achievements of this extraordinary queen.

Starring Imogen Stubbs as Victoria.

With Anna Massey as the Duchess of Kent, Adrian Lukis as Prince Albert, Selina Cadell as Baroness Lehzen, John Rowe as Sir John Conroy/MP/Lord Aberdeen, Christopher Cazenove as Melbourne, Andrew Wincott as WAG/Prince Ernest/Page/Anson/Cubitt, Terence Edmond as William IV/Stockmar/Peel, Thomas Arnold as the Prince of Wales Bertie/Paxton, Clare Corbett as Princess Vicky/Helena and George Allonby as Prince of Wales Bertie as a child.

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00k8759)
Colm Toibin - Brooklyn, An Unlooked-for Offer

Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibin's story of duty, love and a girl who moved from the south of Ireland to seek a new life in New York in the 1950s.

The novel opens in the small town of Enniscorthy in the south east of Ireland in the early 1950s. Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who can find no work. Her three brothers have already left to seek their fortunes in England; she, her sister Rose and her widowed mother are all that remain at home.

When a priest comes home from America for a holiday, he recognises both Eilis' plight and her potential.


MON 15:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwhb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Hidden Treasures (b05p6jmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mzslr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Says on the Tin (b00gl50p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b0938k91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jmk0)
Guards! Guards!, Episode 1

Ankh-Morpork, the elucidated brethren of Ebon Night have turned their hands to magic. When Zebbo Mooty is mysteriously vaporised in an alley, Captain Vimes of the watch, knows it's time to act.

Can a stolen library book lead to the reinvention of dragons?

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Starring Martin Jarvis as the Narrator, John Wood as Captain Vimes, Melvyn Hayes as Nobby, Stephen Thorne as Sergeant Colon, Robert Gwilym as Carrot, Crawford Logan as the Landlord, Brett Usher as Supreme GrandMaster, Jeff Nuttall as Brother Doorkeeper, Michael Roberts as Brother Fingers and Death as Himself.

Dramatised in six parts by Michael Butt.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0076n7n)
Fay Weldon & Ruth Deech

Sue MacGregor and her guests - writer, Fay Weldon and academic, Dame Ruth Deech - discuss their favourite paperbacks by CS Lewis, Antony Sher and Allison Pearson. From 2004.

Year of the King By Antony Sher
Publisher: Nick Hern Books

That Hideous Strength by C S Lewis
Publisher: Harpercollins

I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
Publisher: Vintage.


MON 19:00 To the Manor Born (b007n1wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jprv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Paul Temple (b0368fwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Medal Makers (b00cc102)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Tove Jansson - The Listener (b04g18g2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 David Eldridge - Michael and Me (b00761bs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b0938k91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks (b03yqjgv)
Pregnancy and In-Laws

The Emperor of Entertainment and Archduke of Geordie, Jason Cook is joined by his regular guests, Zoe Harrison and Neil Grainger, to guide the audience through the murky waters and unseen eddies that bedevil the waters of life.

This time he looks at the trials and tribulations of finding out your partner is pregnant, and the perils and preoccupations that go into meeting your in-laws for the first time.

Using his own experiences to illustrate what, and importantly what not, to do in these situations, Jason will teach you everything he knows about surviving them, so that your life can be happier and more successful. Well, possibly.

Producer: Sam Michell.


MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra (b0953msj)
Series 21, Episode 2

Made for 4 Extra. Miles Jupp chairs a satirical review of the week's news in an extended version of Friday's programme.


MON 23:45 Armstrong and Miller (b00t3vjx)
Armstrong and Miller

Battles recreated, and National Trousers Day. Sketches and songs with Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller. From March 1998.



TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2017

TUE 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jmk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0076n7n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Paul Temple (b0368fwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Medal Makers (b00cc102)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal (b00wdflk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b06810q1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xgp36)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b00k8759)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwhb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Hidden Treasures (b05p6jmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Getting Nowhere Fast (b00mzslr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Says on the Tin (b00gl50p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b0938k91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Paul Temple (b036kscn)
Paul Temple and the Gregory Affair, Introducing Sir Donald Murdo

Part 2 of a new production of a vintage serial from 1946.

From 1938 to 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and his glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. Sadly, only half of Temple's adventures survive in the archives.

In 2006 BBC Radio 4 brought one of the lost serials back to life with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve. Using the original scripts and incidental music, and recorded using vintage microphones and sound effects, the production of Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery aimed to sound as much as possible like the 1947 original might have done if its recording had survived. The serial proved so popular that it was soon followed by three more revivals, Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery, Paul Temple and Steve, and A Case for Paul Temple.

Now, from 1946, it's the turn of Paul Temple and the Gregory Affair, in which Paul and Steve go on the trail of the mysterious and murderous Mr Gregory.

Episode 2: Introducing Sir Donald Murdo

Paul and Steve take a walk to a lonely clifftop cottage.

Producer Patrick Rayner

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998. He was one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.


TUE 06:30 Footlight Fairies (b007k2n0)

The story of 19th-century reformer Millicent Fawcett, who campaigned to remove children from the stage. With Susannah Clapp.


TUE 07:00 Double Science (b013dzmw)
Field Trip

Alison takes her class to a Cumbrian wind farm, with keen colleagues Colin and Kenneth in hot pursuit.

The turmoil continues at Forresters Sixth Form College.

Written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.

With Rebecca Front, Raza Jaffreyand Margaret Cabourn-Smith.
Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.


TUE 07:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b0938tnb)
Series 2, London

Tim Vine has been travelling the length and breadth of this fair land to not only uncover the best stories of the Great British public but also to take every possible opportunity to tell a ridiculous joke and sing a preposterous song along the way.

In episode 1 he's in London where he finds himself confronted by a man with an interesting technique for warding off foxes and an office worker who was inadvertently responsible for half of Welwyn Garden City being closed to the public. There's also a song about allergies.

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production.


TUE 08:00 Listen to Les (b017710t)

Les Dawson's tales of 1920s gangsters, dole office romantics and tinkling his ivories - badly.

With Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1981.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b011f3pf)
The Foolproof Fool

Lamb finds his true vocation - but how will he cope with his big opportunity?

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

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John Graham.

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 Radio 4 in August 1971.


TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra (b0953msj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Armstrong and Miller (b00t3vjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwhj)
Episode 9

Plantagenet Palliser wrestles with the difficulties of government and problems created by his wife. Stars Ben Miles.


TUE 11:00 Tove Jansson - The Listener (b04g1yd6)
The Wolf

Mr Shimomura wants to draw a dangerous animal, but first he must find one. Translated by Thomas Teal. Read by Indira Varma.

Creator of the Moomins, Tove Jansson, a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author is one of the most successful children writers ever. In her debut collection published in 1971 she tells of what we experience in youth, love, getting older and dying.

Producer Karen Rose. Executive producer Jeremy Osborne.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


TUE 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b01nb1rx)
Tracy-Ann Oberman - Rock and Doris and Elizabeth

On the 15th July 1985, Rock Hudson appeared at a press call on the first day of filming for the TV show Doris Day's Best Friends as a favour to his old friend. His ravaged appearance shocked the world. At the same time another old friend, Elizabeth Taylor, was beginning a crusade to raise awareness of the little-understood AIDS.

Tracy Ann Oberman's new play is inspired by these events, imagining how they might have played out and exploring the relationships between Hollywood icons - the professional virgin, the all American man and the woman condemned as an "erotic vagrant" by the Pope.

It marks the end of one Hollywood era and the start of another, presenting a vivid snapshot of stardom and sexuality, love and loss.

Writer: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Script Editor: David Spicer

Produced by Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 12:00 Listen to Les (b017710t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b011f3pf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Paul Temple (b036kscn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Footlight Fairies (b007k2n0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal (b00wgzr2)
A Diagnosis

In her novel, The Betrayal, Helen Dunmore returns to the Soviet Union, and to the city of Leningrad whose history she so powerfully evoked in her best-seller The Siege. Now, a decade later, starvation and bitter cold have been replaced with fear and suspicion, as the people of Leningrad do their best to keep their heads down and their lives unremarkable in an era of accusations, arrests and the midnight knock at the door.

In today's episode: It is 1952, Leningrad and Andrei and Anna are just trying to live ordinary lives. But when the son of the feared secret police official, Vulkov, is admitted into his hospital, Andrei finds himself, against his better judgement, manoeuvred into seeing him. Now he is faced with a vulnerable patient and a worrying diagnosis.

The Reader is Sara Kestelman, the abridger is Sally Marmion and the producer is Di Speirs.


TUE 14:15 Student Bibles (b0075ns6)
Gray's Anatomy

Classic textbooks frequently come with unusual stories. Philippa Budgen tackles the academic favourite of medical students.


TUE 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xhck1)
Looking for Love

Talk turns to a suitor for the young princess. Based on letters and diaries portraying the Queen's life. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


TUE 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kb9jc)
Colm Toibin - Brooklyn, Farewell and Adieu

Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibin's story of duty, love and a girl who moved from the south of Ireland to seek a new life in New York in the 1950s.

Prompted by Father Flood, home from America for a holiday, Rose sets about organising her younger sister. Almost before she knows it, or has had time to say goodbye, Eilis is crossing the Atlantic, heading for a job on the shop floor of a Brooklyn department store, lodgings with an Irish landlady and a brand new life.


TUE 15:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwhj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 99p Challenge (b007jw52)
Series 3, Episode 5

Crazy panel show capers as Sue Perkins grills Simon Pegg, Peter Baynham, Armando Iannucci and Nick Frost. From August 2001.


TUE 16:30 Our Man at Wembley (b0075j2s)
Episode 2

As the FA Cup final looms, will budding commentator Eric Halliday get inside the stadium? Stars Alistair McGowan. From June 1998.


TUE 17:00 Double Science (b013dzmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b0938tnb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b008p7x8)
Guards! Guards!, Episode 2

Could a long-extinct beast have carried out recent crimes?

Will Captain Vimes get any joy from dragonologist and society heavyweight Lady Ramkin?

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Dramatised in six parts by Michael Butt.

Starring Martin Jarvis as the Narrator, John Wood as Captain Vimes, Melvyn Hayes as Nobby, Stephen Thorne as Sergeant Colon, Helen Atkinson-Wood as Lady Ramkin, Robert Gwilym as Carrot, Crawford Logan as Lord Vetinari, Brett Usher as Supreme GrandMaster, Jeff Nuttall as Brother Doorkeeper and Michael Roberts as Brother Fingers.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


TUE 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jn9p)
Series 2, Maureen Lipman

The popular actress looks back on her showbusiness career in film, TV and the theatre. From October 2000.


TUE 19:00 Listen to Les (b017710t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b011f3pf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Paul Temple (b036kscn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Footlight Fairies (b007k2n0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Tove Jansson - The Listener (b04g1yd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b01nb1rx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b0938tnb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b05nvjm7)
Series 2, Episode 1

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th century bet; can he walk from London's Royal Academy to the Royal Exchange building while blindfolded in under one hour?

Written by and starring Tim FitzHigham. Additional material written by Jon Hunter and Paul Byrne. Produced by Joe Nunnery.


TUE 23:00 Alun Cochrane's Fun House (b01rlnhp)
The Kitchen

Comedian Alun Cochrane has a 25 year mortgage which he can only pay off by being funny. In this series he takes us on a room by room, stand up tour of his house.

He has a fridge that beeps at him when he doesn't move quickly enough and a fire alarm he can't reach. His relationship with his house is a complicated one.

A hoarder of funny and original observations on everyday life, Alun invites us to help him de-clutter his mind and tidy his ideas into one of those bags that you hoover all the air out of and keep under your bed. This show will help Alun and his house work through their relationship issues and prevent a separation that Alun can ill afford; at least not until the market picks up anyway.

Performers: Alun Cochrane and Gavin Osborn

Writers: Alun Cochrane and Andy Wolton

Producer: Carl Cooper.


TUE 23:30 The Shuttleworths (b007k24g)
Series 1, How...

Sheffield's John Shuttleworth offers tips on how to cope with divorce and washing-up. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1993.


TUE 23:45 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b0077007)
Series 3, The Subsidence Adventure

Will Hamish and Dougal make a success of a new business idea? Stars Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden, with Alison Steadman and Jeremy Hardy. From September 2006.



WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2017

WED 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b008p7x8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jn9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Paul Temple (b036kscn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Footlight Fairies (b007k2n0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal (b00wgzr2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Student Bibles (b0075ns6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xhck1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kb9jc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwhj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The 99p Challenge (b007jw52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Our Man at Wembley (b0075j2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Double Science (b013dzmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b0938tnb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b036vvqy)
Paul Temple and the Gregory Affair, The Madrid

Part 3 of a new production of a vintage serial from 1946.

From 1938 to 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and his glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. Sadly, only half of Temple's adventures survive in the archives.

In 2006 BBC Radio 4 brought one of the lost serials back to life with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve. Using the original scripts and incidental music, and recorded using vintage microphones and sound effects, the production of Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery aimed to sound as much as possible like the 1947 original might have done if its recording had survived. The serial proved so popular that it was soon followed by three more revivals, Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery, Paul Temple and Steve, and A Case for Paul Temple.

Now, from 1946, it's the turn of Paul Temple and the Gregory Affair, in which Paul and Steve go on the trail of the mysterious and murderous Mr Gregory.

Episode 3: The Madrid

Steve takes an eventful taxi ride to a louche Mayfair night club.

Producer Patrick Rayner

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998. He was one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.


WED 06:30 The Voices of... (b01n11cz)
Robert Wyatt

Robert Wyatt has been recognised as a prog-rock drummer, jazz composer, avant-garde cornet player, artist and activist in a wheelchair. But, above all else, he has been known by one of the most instantly recognisable and distinctive voices of the last fifty years.

Forever associated with Shipbuilding, Elvis Costello's song written in reaction to the Falklands War, Wyatt's voice and the causes he gives voice to are intricately entwined.

This intimate radio portrait, in his own words, traces Wyatt's journey from the psychedelic excesses of Soft Machine (appearing both with Jimi Hendrix and at the BBC Proms), through the life-changing accident that has confined him to a wheelchair for almost forty years, to recent celebrated musical projects that are reaching new audiences.

Produced by Alan Hall.
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 07:00 Don Haworth - Odd Balls (b00760d2)
Jack Acorn: Disputed Inheritance

When Fred Melthorpe inherits an estate from his estranged father, he also inherits Jack Acorn, the general factotum.

But Jack's not all he seems so unpleasant discoveries are set to be made.

Concluding episode of Don Howarth's four-part comedy series.

Stars John Webb as Jack Acorn, Stephen Tomlin as Fred Melthorpe, Alex Trinder as Joey and Pauline Jefferson as Mrs Simcock.

Director: Julie Beckett
Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


WED 07:30 Ankle Tag (b0939hpp)
Series 1, Episode 4

Last in the series. Bob gets a job as a bingo caller, and Gruff and Alice want to get Carys baptized.

Written by Gareth Gwynn and Benjamin Partridge.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.
A BBC Studios Production.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b00wbr98)
Series 1, A Watch on the Initiative Test

Pertwee and Johnson's attempts to use their initiative ends in disaster

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Dennis Price as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Gaston and Tenniel Evans as Henri.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1959.


WED 08:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jph6)
Series 6, The Gourmet

The lad thinks he's a connoisseur of food, so Sid enters him in an eating competition.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell and Hugh Morton.

Guest star: BBC sports commentator, Ray Glendenning.

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 October 1959.


WED 09:00 Genius (b0082b9x)
Series 3, Episode 4

A conveyor duvet could be just the thing for quibbling couples in the show about ridiculous and unworkable inventions. Dave Gorman is joined by Gyles Brandreth. From October 2007.


WED 09:30 Winston (b007k4k4)
Series 1, Weaving the Spells

Thrown out because of his infidelities, cordon bleu scoundrel Winston has not only moved into Nancy's house without an invite - but is also plotting to get rid of her sister Rosie, brother William and her Father - so he can have Nancy to himself...

Peter Tinniswood's bawdy comedy serial stars Bill Wallis as Winston, Maurice Denham as Father, Shirley Dixon as Nancy, Liz Goulding as Rosie and Christian Rodska as William.

Directed at BBC Bristol by Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio in May 1989.


WED 10:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwht)
Episode 10

As Plantagenet Palliser's government comes under attack, so Lopez's standing becomes more difficult. Stars Sophie Thompson.


WED 11:00 Tove Jansson - The Listener (b04g3ssf)
A Love Story

For the first time, the painter fell in love with a sculpture. Of a woman's buttocks! Read by Indira Varma.

Creator of the Moomins, Tove Jansson, a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author is one of the most successful children writers ever. In her debut collection published in 1971 she tells of what we experience in youth, love, getting older and dying.

Translated into English by Thomas Teal. Producer Karen Rose. Executive producer Jeremy Osborne.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


WED 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b00s9g1y)
Mark Wheatley - So You Want to Disappear

By Mark Wheatley

Fraser once tracked clients who jumped bail. Then he added a little twist to the business by helping people disappear instead, which is why Kathryn gives him a call.

Kathryn ..... Lia Williams
Fraser ..... Neil Pearson
Ali ..... Tessa Nicholson
Mitch ..... Michael Shelford
Kyle ..... Miche Doherty

Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b00wbr98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jph6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b036vvqy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Voices of... (b01n11cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal (b00wgzrr)
The Best Chance of Survival

As the doctor in charge of Gorya's case, it falls to Andrei to tell his father, Vulkov, what the boy's best, indeed only, chance of survival is. The stakes are raised even higher as the two men meet.

Helen Dunmore's sequel to 'The Siege' read by Sara Kestelman.

Set ten years on, the starvation and bitter cold of the war years of Leningrad have been replaced with fear and suspicion. City residents do their best to keep their heads down and their lives unremarkable in an era of accusations, arrests and the midnight knock at the door.

Helen Dunmore (1952-2017) was the writer of 12 novels and 10 poetry collections winning several accolades for her work.

Abridged by Sally Marmion
Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 14:15 Student Bibles (b0075nsy)
The History of Western Music

Philippa Budgen tackles the academic favourite of music students. The author DJ Grout ultimately regretted the book's success and the manner in which students used it.


WED 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xhz79)
The Young Queen

The young princess turns 18, and William IV dies. Based on the diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


WED 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kb9k4)
Colm Toibin - Brooklyn, Letters from Home

Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibin's story of duty, love and a girl who moved from the south of Ireland to seek a new life in New York in the 1950s.

Eilis has lodgings with an Irish landlady and a job on the shop floor of a department store. Every day a whole world of things are new, but letters from home remind her of just what she is missing.


WED 15:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwht)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Genius (b0082b9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Winston (b007k4k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Don Haworth - Odd Balls (b00760d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Ankle Tag (b0939hpp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b008p9wy)
Guards! Guards!, Episode 3

The people of Ankh-Morpork have a no-nonsense approach to entertainment. While they're looking forward to seeing a dragon slain, they'd be happy to settle instead for seeing the avenging warrior baked in his own armour.

Why is Captain Vimes suspicious?

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Dramatised in six parts by Michael Butt.

Starring Martin Jarvis as the Narrator, John Wood as Captain Vimes, Melvyn Hayes as Nobby, Stephen Thorne as Sergeant Colon, Helen Atkinson-Wood as Lady Ramkin, Robert Gwilym as Carrot, Crawford Logan as Lord Vetinari, Brett Usher as Supreme GrandMaster, Jeff Nuttall as Brother Doorkeeper, Michael Roberts as Brother Fingers and Death as Death.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


WED 18:30 Off the Page (b01k9wpr)
Bohemians

Bohemians - love them or loathe them, we've all met them. Dominic Arkwright and guests discuss avant-garde free spirits, or pretentious, posing pseudo-intellectuals, depending on your point of view.

Dominic is joined by an original free spirit; the writer Hanja Kochansky,writer and critic Cosmo Landesman, whose parents' eccentric behaviour caused the young Cosmo much embarrassment; and by the journalist who declares in his blog that he is 'right about everything', James Delingpole.
Has the British bohemian spirit - if there ever was one - disappeared? Now boho is mainstream, desirable even, what is there to rebel against?

Producer: Sarah Langan.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b00wbr98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jph6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b036vvqy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Voices of... (b01n11cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Tove Jansson - The Listener (b04g3ssf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b00s9g1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Ankle Tag (b0939hpp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Secret World (b011vld9)
Series 1, Episode 5

From Sir Alan Sugar to Boy George, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From May 2009.


WED 23:00 Spotlight Tonight with Nish Kumar (b0952qqm)
Series 2, Episode 1

We all like to think we know about the news and yet, whilst jokes about Donald Trump's tiny hands are all well and good, do you still have that nagging suspicion there's important things going on beneath the headlines you'd like to know about? Well, help is at hand! Nish Kumar is here to cast his spotlight on the week's most talked about news items, taking an in-depth look at the biggest stories from the past seven days as well as scrutinising the bigger issues of the moment.

Starring Nish Kumar with Sarah Campbell.

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

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


WED 23:30 The Nick Revell Show (b00d7n9s)
Series 2, All's Well That Ends Well... Well, Well, Well

The writer is leading a charmed life, which naturally leaves him feeling anxious. With Alistair McGowan. From July 1993.



THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2017

THU 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b008p9wy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Off the Page (b01k9wpr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Paul Temple (b036vvqy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Voices of... (b01n11cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal (b00wgzrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Student Bibles (b0075nsy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xhz79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kb9k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwht)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Genius (b0082b9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Winston (b007k4k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Don Haworth - Odd Balls (b00760d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Ankle Tag (b0939hpp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Paul Temple (b0376jjx)
Paul Temple and the Gregory Affair, Mr Davos Has an Alibi

Part 4 of a new production of a vintage serial from 1946.

From 1938 to 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and his glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. Sadly, only half of Temple's adventures survive in the archives.

In 2006 BBC Radio 4 brought one of the lost serials back to life with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve. Using the original scripts and incidental music, and recorded using vintage microphones and sound effects, the production of Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery aimed to sound as much as possible like the 1947 original might have done if its recording had survived. The serial proved so popular that it was soon followed by three more revivals, Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery, Paul Temple and Steve, and A Case for Paul Temple.

Now, from 1946, it's the turn of Paul Temple and the Gregory Affair, in which Paul and Steve go on the trail of the mysterious and murderous Mr Gregory.

Episode 4: Mr Davos has an Alibi

Another death - and this time the killer comes very close to home.

Producer Patrick Rayner

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998. He was one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.


THU 06:30 O Lucky Man! (b00djtj2)

John Harris presents a documentary investigating the life and work of the film director Lindsay Anderson. The programme focuses on If..., O Lucky Man! and Britannia Hospital, the trilogy of films Anderson made with Malcolm McDowell featuring the character Mick Travis.

With contributions from McDowell himself, Stephen Frears, Helen Mirren and writer David Sherwin, Harris examines Anderson's vision of Britain and his contradictory character.

A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 07:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00dyydg)
Series 1, Episode 4

Dan and Lucy have the other-people's-baby blues. Could a night of poker help? Stars David Tennant and Elizabeth Carling. From June 2001.


THU 07:30 Women Talking About Cars (b0939zyf)
Series 2, Jo Brand

Comedian and actress Jo Brand is Victoria Coren Mitchell's companion for this week's edition of the show that uses our guest's cars as a way to take us through her life. Find out how Jo Brand's rally-driving past was ended by romance; how her car became an impromptu counselling couch for comedians; the vital importance of the right kind of snacks; and when you shouldn't risk a roadside wee.

With car descriptions read by Morwenna Banks
Produced by Gareth Edwards

A BBC Studios Comedy Production.


THU 08:00 Stop Messing About! (b00s0bj8)
Series 2, Episode 9

Changing the lodger - and is marriage all wedded bliss?

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

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

Written by Myles Rudge, David Cumming and Derek Collyer.

With the Max Harris Group.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1970.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b007k4l1)
Lurgi Strikes Britain

Doctor Seagoon is dispatched to tackle a curious contagious epidemic disease. Stars Spike Milligan. From November 1954.


THU 09:00 Whispers (b00c6rnk)
Series 2, Episode 5

Gyles Brandreth hosts the scandals quiz, with Anthony Holden, Lynne Truss, Lucy Moore and Michelle Brown. From October 2004.


THU 09:30 Semi Circles (b0953y3x)
Series 1, A Woman's Role

Helen's multiplying skills with a calculator mean that Ben is soon adding up all the repercussions. Stars Paula Wilcox. From March 1982.


THU 10:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwj3)
Episode 11

Glencora's daughter Mary falls in love with a man who has neither fame nor fortune. Stars David Troughton and Sophie Thompson.


THU 11:00 Tove Jansson - The Listener (b04g4159)
Letters to an Idol

She owned all of his books about love. He was her idol. From Tove Jansson's debut 1971 collection. Read by Indira Varma.

Creator of the Moomins, Tove Jansson, a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author is one of the most successful children writers ever..

Translated into English by Thomas Teal. Producer Karen Rose. Executive producer Jeremy Osborne.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


THU 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b03y38kc)
Rumpole, Rumpole and the Old Boy Net

By John Mortimer
Adapted by Richard Stoneman
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

We rejoin Rumpole and Hilda in 1964. Hilda is worried about the choice of school for their son, Nicholas. Hilda wants Rumpole to become a Q.C. in order to afford a decent education for Nicholas. Claude Erskine-Brown is also trying to take silk but he's distracted by the arrival in chambers of Rumpole's new pupil, Miss Phillida Trant.

Phillida assists Rumpole in the defence of Mr Napier Lee, who's charged with running a disorderly house near Victoria Station, and with the more serious accusation of blackmail. Mr Lee admits his customers all went to public school. And the alleged victim of the blackmail was at Lawnhurst College with Mr Lee, which is why Lee won't break the unwritten law and sneak on his old school chum.

Erskine-Brown is prosecuting at the Old Bailey, where Phillida recognises a familiar face in the press box. Isobel Vincent was at Bennenden with Phillida, and now works for the Evening Standard. With help from Phillida, Isobel publishes the name of the alleged victim. This public identification leads to Rumpole's successful defence on the charge of blackmail, but also puts Phillida in danger of prosecution for contempt of court.

Phillida works hard to get out of trouble with the law but, instead, finds herself drawn towards Rumpole - and into trouble of a more personal kind.

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 12:00 Stop Messing About! (b00s0bj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b007k4l1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Paul Temple (b0376jjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 O Lucky Man! (b00djtj2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal (b00wgztk)
You Can Be a Doctor Anywhere

Although Volkov's son has been discharged from hospital, Anna and Andrei know they've done the unthinkable and come to the notice of someone powerful enough to destroy their lives.

They must leave nothing to chance, but how far can they escape?

Helen Dunmore's sequel to 'The Siege' read by Sara Kestelman.

Set ten years on, the starvation and bitter cold of the war years of Leningrad have been replaced with fear and suspicion. City residents do their best to keep their heads down and their lives unremarkable in an era of accusations, arrests and the midnight knock at the door.

Helen Dunmore (1952-2017) was the writer of 12 novels and 10 poetry collections winning several accolades for her work.

Abridged by Sally Marmion
Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


THU 14:15 Student Bibles (b0075ntq)
Argonauts of the Western Pacific

Philippa Budgen uncovers the unusual story behind the trailblazing anthropology study by Bronislaw Malinowski.


THU 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xj4ld)
The Learning Process

The coronation captures the heart of the nation. Based on the diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


THU 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kb9kj)
Colm Toibin - Brooklyn, Christmas Comfort

Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibin's story of duty, love and a girl who moved from the south of Ireland to seek a new life in New York in the 1950s.

Christmas looms, as Eilis struggles to adapt to her new life in a city far from home. But she is not the only member of the Irish diaspora feeling homesick - helping Father Flood tend to his flock brings comfort and cheer.


THU 15:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Whispers (b00c6rnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Semi Circles (b0953y3x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00dyydg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Women Talking About Cars (b0939zyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b008pc2z)
Guards! Guards!, Episode 4

"The Dewey system has its fine points" reflected the librarian, picking a parasite from its fur, "But when you're setting out to look for a crucial stolen book within the multi-dimensional folds of L-space, what you really need is a ball of string."

Captain Vimes tries to track the dragon...

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Dramatised in six parts by Michael Butt.

Starring Martin Jarvis as the Narrator, John Wood as Captain Vimes, Melvyn Hayes as Nobby, Stephen Thorne as Sergeant Colon, Helen Atkinson-Wood as Lady Ramkin, Robert Gwilym as Carrot, Crawford Logan as Lord Vetinari, Brett Usher as Supreme GrandMaster, Jeff Nuttall as Brother Doorkeeper, Michael Roberts as Brother Fingers and Death as Death.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00pftm7)
Series 20, Hannah Arendt

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

Munira Mirza, the London Mayoral advisor on arts and culture, chooses the influential political philosopher Hannah Arendt.

She is regarded as a highly influential 20th-century political philosopher, although Arendt would have refuted the title 'philosopher' herself. Born into a secular German Jewish family, she grew up in what is now Hanover and Berlin. A student with Heidegger (with whom she had a tumultuous relationship; they divorced in 1929), Arendt survived being interrogated by the Gestapo and moved to Paris, where she lived for a number of years before immigrating to America in the 1940s, settling in New York.

Arendt was a lively part of an intellectual circle and held a number of academic posts until her death. Little known in the UK, Arendt is chosen by Munira Mirza, the London Mayoral advisor on arts and culture and a founding member of the Manifesto Club.


THU 19:00 Stop Messing About! (b00s0bj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b007k4l1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Paul Temple (b0376jjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 O Lucky Man! (b00djtj2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Tove Jansson - The Listener (b04g4159)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b03y38kc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Women Talking About Cars (b0939zyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b0953yw6)
Series 17, Episode 2

BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show Newsjack returns with host Angela Barnes.

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

This week's cast features Luke Kempner, Mandheep Dhillon and Jason Forbes.

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

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

Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Suzy Grant
Production Co-Ordinator: Nick Coupe

BBC Studios Production.


THU 23:00 The Big Booth (b007k3g2)
Series 2: The Big Booth Too, Episode 4

Boothby Graffoe and friends share scary tales of the railway and dramas at sea. With Neil Innes. From February 2001.


THU 23:30 The Museum of Everything (b007k1qj)
Series 1, The History of the Future

Badgerland goes global, and the History of the Future. Stars Marcus Brigstocke and Dan Tetsell. From April 2004.



FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2017

FRI 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b008pc2z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b00pftm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Paul Temple (b0376jjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 O Lucky Man! (b00djtj2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal (b00wgztk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Student Bibles (b0075ntq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xj4ld)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kb9kj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Whispers (b00c6rnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Semi Circles (b0953y3x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b00dyydg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Women Talking About Cars (b0939zyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Paul Temple (b037j7m0)
Paul Temple and the Gregory Affair, Virginia van Cleeve

Part 5 of a new production of a vintage serial from 1946.

From 1938 to 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and his glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. Sadly, only half of Temple's adventures survive in the archives.

In 2006 BBC Radio 4 brought one of the lost serials back to life with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve. Using the original scripts and incidental music, and recorded using vintage microphones and sound effects, the production of Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery aimed to sound as much as possible like the 1947 original might have done if its recording had survived. The serial proved so popular that it was soon followed by three more revivals, Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery, Paul Temple and Steve, and A Case for Paul Temple.

Now, from 1946, it's the turn of Paul Temple and the Gregory Affair, in which Paul and Steve go on the trail of the mysterious and murderous Mr Gregory.

Episode 5: Virginia van Cleeve

A sinister shop in the East End may hold a vital clue.

Producer Patrick Rayner

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998. He was one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.


FRI 06:30 The Ice Mountain (b01g65gs)

This haunting soundscape follows the journey of a fictional iceberg as it travels south into the North Atlantic after calving from a glacier in Greenland. One hundred years ago RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic, and more than 1500 people died as a result of this collision. As a result, the International Ice Patrol (I.C.P.) was formed to monitors the ice conditions near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and warn mariners of the dangers that icebergs present to safe navigation. Since the formation of the I.C.P. no ship which has heeded their warnings has struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Narrated by Adjoa Andoh and with sound recordings by Chris Watson, the ICE MOUNTAIN follows the journey of an iceberg; from creation to destruction and recalls the events which led up to the sinking of RMS Titanic. Each spring, huge numbers of icebergs set off on a 'one way migration' south. How far they travel and in which direction depends on their size, shape, wind direction and strength, currents and tides. During their journey the most astonishing groans, creaks and growls can be heard as they heat up in the sun, crack and melt or roll around in the waves. Writer and broadcaster Tony Soper describes how birds including Glaucous gulls and Kittiwakes, will use them as places to roost and fish. This in turn will attract killer whales which feed on small fish like Capelin. But for mariners, icebergs are to be avoided. One of the most dangerous aspects is that most of the body of the berg is below the surface. About 1/10th is above water and the rest below. "There's nothing, almost nothing you can do to control its behaviour, to determine what it's going to do, and it is just a force of nature."

Producer Sarah Blunt.


FRI 07:00 Hazelbeach (b0082dtq)
Series 1, Wine

Returning to England, Nick's life descends into surreal chaos when he discovers the mysterious Ronnie Hazelbeach living in his late Dad's house.

Caroline and David Stafford's comedy stars Jamie Forman as Ronnie, Paul Bazely as Nick, Tracy Wiles as Chloe and John Dougall as James.

Producer: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


FRI 07:30 Mr Muzak (b094hm69)
Series 1, We've Only Just Begun

Richie Webb stars as performance shy cocktail pianist Nigel Penny.

Nigel Penny's attempts to live his life in the background are thwarted by the surprise arrival of his entrepreneurial half-brother, Pav (Paul G Raymond). Pav hooks Nigel up with desperate wannabe singer Rachel (Jess Robinson) and strong-arms the pair onto the books of his fledgling entertainment agency.

With a gig at a Carpenters-themed wedding on the horizon, Nigel has to contend not only with his job at an Italian Restaurant run by a probably-not-an-actual-Italian, but also with Pav's mysterious new Ukrainian friend, Stan (Dave Lamb), and some disturbing news about his new musical partner.

Directed by Jim North and Matt Katz
Written and Produced by Richie Webb
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00b02bc)
Series 4, Episode 8

Hovercrafts, ferrets - and the three-toed sloth.

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

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

Written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

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 and Graeme Garden.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1966.


FRI 08:30 Brothers in Law (b0552vxc)
Series 1, Separation Order

Can Roger overcome a conflict of interests when his girlfriend asks for legal advice?

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Richard Waring as Henry Blagrove, Ann Davies as Sally Mannering and James Beck as Fred Tanner.

With guest stars Liz Fraser as Mrs Trench and Frank Thornton as The Magistrate

Adapted for radio by Richard Waring from the BBC TV scripts.

Restored from BBC Transcription Service tapes - originally edited for sale abroad.

Published in 1955, Henry Cecil's comic legal novel Brothers in Law was adapted first for TV in 1962 by Frank Muir and Denis Norden. It provided the first regular starring role for Richard Briers, who later reprised his role of the idealistic young lawyer Roger Thursby for BBC Radio between 1970 and 1972.

Produced by David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1970.


FRI 09:00 The Motion Show (b0075rh9)
Series 1, Episode 2

Dr Phil Hammond chairs the debating game. With Steve Punt, John O'Farrell, Derek Draper and Rhona Cameron. From October 1998.


FRI 09:30 After Henry (b007k18q)
Series 1, Gossip

Rumours abound - as Sarah and her mother unwittingly conspire together.

Simon Brett's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and John Nettleton as the Vicar.

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.


FRI 10:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwj9)
Episode 12

Lady Glencora's children must choose between duty and love. Will the family be reconciled? Stars Sophie Thompson.


FRI 11:00 Tove Jansson - The Listener (b04g4935)
Lucio's Friends

Everyone loves Lucio. Don't they? From Tove Jansson's debut 1971 collection. Read by Indira Varma.

Creator of the Moomins, Tove Jansson, a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author is one of the most successful children writers ever.

Translated into English by Thomas Teal. Producer Karen Rose. Executive producer Jeremy Osborne.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


FRI 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b03y3kgs)
Rumpole, Rumpole and the Sleeping Partners

By John Mortimer
Adapted by Richard Stoneman
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

After a legal ball in the Savoy Hotel, Rumpole and Hilda argue about Rumpole's drunken behaviour in front of Mr Justice Gwent-Evans. Rumpole can take no more of his wife and jumps out of their taxi. He intends to spend the night in chambers but finds Erskine-Brown in Equity Court, with Phillida Trant, "working late". Rumpole asks Phillida to help him with the defence of Hugo Lutterworth, who's accused of trying to kill the husband of his lover.

Phillida goes home with Erskine-Brown, leaving Rumpole to sleep on his sofa - strictly against the rules of chambers. And this is pointed out to him by Erskine-Brown when he arrives early next morning with Phillida. Did they spend the night together? Rumpole's feelings for his pupil are confusing, so he concentrates on his client.

Rumpole discusses the case again with Phillida, who seems out of sorts. She tells Rumpole to go home to Hilda but he ignores her advice and is caught having supper at his desk by Erskine-Brown, who accidentally invites Rumpole to stay at his flat - which does not go well.

Directed by Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00b02bc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Brothers in Law (b0552vxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Paul Temple (b037j7m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Ice Mountain (b01g65gs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal (b00wgzvb)
We Always Find Them Out

There are rumours about Gorya's health. As Anna and Andrei are given a warning to try to get out of Leningrad, is it already too late to escape the tightening noose?

Helen Dunmore's sequel to 'The Siege' read by Sara Kestelman.

Set ten years on, the starvation and bitter cold of the war years of Leningrad have been replaced with fear and suspicion. City residents do their best to keep their heads down and their lives unremarkable in an era of accusations, arrests and the midnight knock at the door.

Helen Dunmore (1952-2017) was the writer of 12 novels and 10 poetry collections winning several accolades for her work.

Abridged by Sally Marmion
Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


FRI 14:15 Student Bibles (b0075nvl)
A History of Architecture

Philippa Budgen examines the Banister-Fletcher textbook, used at some point by every architect to check facts or to prop up a drawing board.


FRI 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xj958)
The Wedding

The Queen proposes to her husband of choice. Drama based on letters and diaries. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


FRI 14:45 Book at Bedtime (b00kb9kv)
Colm Toibin - Brooklyn, The Melting Pot

Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibin's story of duty, love and a girl who moved from the south of Ireland to seek a new life in New York in the 1950s.

As Bartocci's opens its doors to all customers, whatever their colour, Eilis fights the prejudice of her fellow lodgers. Even at Father Flood's Irish dance night, not everyone is Irish.


FRI 15:00 Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers (b007jwj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Motion Show (b0075rh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 After Henry (b007k18q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Hazelbeach (b0082dtq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Mr Muzak (b094hm69)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b008pc0b)
Guards! Guards!, Episode 5

"That dragon isn't going to accept any mealy-mouthed, wishy-washy liberal nonsense.... Do you know what you're getting with a dragon? Unashamed strong leadership."

The dragon strikes. But will Captain Vimes triumph?

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Dramatised in six parts by Michael Butt.

Starring Martin Jarvis as the Narrator, John Wood as Captain Vimes, Melvyn Hayes as Nobby, Stephen Thorne as Sergeant Colon, Helen Atkinson-Wood as Lady Ramkin, Robert Gwilym as Carrot, Crawford Logan as Lord Vetinari, Brett Usher as Supreme GrandMaster, Jeff Nuttall as Chief Merchant , Michael Roberts as the Librarian and Kate McEnery as the girl.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b05qgcgv)
Series 20, Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' took him years to write. It originally had as many as 80 verses. Recorded for his 'Various Positions' album, it was almost ignored when first released in 1984. Only Bob Dylan saw its true worth and would play it live. John Cale eventually recorded a version which was heard by an obscure musician called Jeff Buckley.

The song has been covered by hundreds of artists including Rufus Wainwright, kd lang and Alexandra Burke.

We hear from those whose relationship with the song is deep and profound: singer Brandi Carlisle listened to it over and over again as a troubled teenager; it became a sound-track to James Talerico falling in love and Jim Kullander made a connection with the song after the death of his wife.


FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00b02bc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Brothers in Law (b0552vxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Paul Temple (b037j7m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Ice Mountain (b01g65gs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Tove Jansson - The Listener (b04g4935)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b03y3kgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Mr Muzak (b094hm69)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music (b007k0c8)
Series 1, Excess

The Now Show stalwart investigates trappings of the rock and pop lifestyle. With Robin Ince and Alfie Joey. From March 2004.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b096n4h2)
Danielle Ward 1/2

From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Danielle Ward.


FRI 23:00 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b01dht2h)
Series 1, Raising Children

Stephen K Amos and his pick of the circuit's best stand-ups build an idiot's guide to life. This week Ava Vidal, Howard Read, Andy Wilkinson and Lucy Porter offer a guide to raising children.

Produced by Colin Anderson.


FRI 23:30 World of Pub (b007jpby)
Series 2, World of Pub

Dodgy Phil comes up with another scheme to fill Barry and Garry's East End boozer with punters.

Tony Roche 's four-part comedy starring John Thomson as Dodgy Phil, Phil Cornwell as Barry, Alistair McGowan as Garry, Debra Stephenson and Simon Greenall.

Special effects: Carl Phillips and Nick Romero.

Music: Bill Bailey

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.




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

4 Extra at Bletchley Park 09:00 SAT (b03g8lxl)

4 Extra at Bletchley Park 19:00 SAT (b03g8lxl)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0076n7n)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0076n7n)

A Life of Bliss 08:30 SUN (b049y7mw)

A Life of Bliss 12:30 SUN (b049y7mw)

After Henry 04:30 SAT (b007jmr5)

After Henry 09:30 FRI (b007k18q)

After Henry 16:30 FRI (b007k18q)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 TUE (b01nb1rx)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 TUE (b01nb1rx)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 WED (b00s9g1y)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 WED (b00s9g1y)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 THU (b03y38kc)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 THU (b03y38kc)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 FRI (b03y3kgs)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 FRI (b03y3kgs)

Alan Garner - The Weirdstone of Brisingamen 18:30 SUN (b0952xvg)

Alan Garner - The Weirdstone of Brisingamen 00:30 MON (b0952xvg)

Alun Cochrane's Fun House 23:00 TUE (b01rlnhp)

Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? 22:00 SAT (b01p0sbk)

Ankle Tag 07:30 WED (b0939hpp)

Ankle Tag 17:30 WED (b0939hpp)

Ankle Tag 22:00 WED (b0939hpp)

Ankle Tag 05:30 THU (b0939hpp)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 03:00 SAT (b007jwh5)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 10:00 MON (b007jwhb)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 15:00 MON (b007jwhb)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 03:00 TUE (b007jwhb)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 10:00 TUE (b007jwhj)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 15:00 TUE (b007jwhj)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 03:00 WED (b007jwhj)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 10:00 WED (b007jwht)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 15:00 WED (b007jwht)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 03:00 THU (b007jwht)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 10:00 THU (b007jwj3)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 15:00 THU (b007jwj3)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 03:00 FRI (b007jwj3)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 10:00 FRI (b007jwj9)

Anthony Trollope - The Pallisers 15:00 FRI (b007jwj9)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b03xzsp3)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b03xzsp3)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b03xzsp3)

Armstrong and Miller 23:45 MON (b00t3vjx)

Armstrong and Miller 09:45 TUE (b00t3vjx)

Arthur C Clarke Stories 00:00 SAT (b008h36w)

BBC National Short Story Award 01:00 SAT (b07vwh0r)

Beauty of Britain 23:30 SUN (b010y0sh)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 MON (b00k8759)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 TUE (b00k8759)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 TUE (b00kb9jc)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 WED (b00kb9jc)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 WED (b00kb9k4)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 THU (b00kb9k4)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 THU (b00kb9kj)

Book at Bedtime 02:45 FRI (b00kb9kj)

Book at Bedtime 14:45 FRI (b00kb9kv)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b01myxxx)

Brothers in Law 08:30 FRI (b0552vxc)

Brothers in Law 12:30 FRI (b0552vxc)

Brothers in Law 19:30 FRI (b0552vxc)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 02:15 SAT (b0680lxz)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 14:15 MON (b06810q1)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 02:15 TUE (b06810q1)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 07:30 SUN (b00grrzy)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 17:30 SUN (b00grrzy)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 22:00 SUN (b00grrzy)

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 05:30 MON (b00grrzy)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jprv)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jprv)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jprv)

Dave Podmore 05:30 SAT (b0612pjc)

David Eldridge - Michael and Me 11:15 MON (b00761bs)

David Eldridge - Michael and Me 21:15 MON (b00761bs)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b0952xv6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b0952xv6)

Don Haworth - Odd Balls 07:00 WED (b00760d2)

Don Haworth - Odd Balls 17:00 WED (b00760d2)

Don Haworth - Odd Balls 05:00 THU (b00760d2)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 07:00 THU (b00dyydg)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 17:00 THU (b00dyydg)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 05:00 FRI (b00dyydg)

Double Science 07:00 TUE (b013dzmw)

Double Science 17:00 TUE (b013dzmw)

Double Science 05:00 WED (b013dzmw)

Footlight Fairies 06:30 TUE (b007k2n0)

Footlight Fairies 13:30 TUE (b007k2n0)

Footlight Fairies 20:30 TUE (b007k2n0)

Footlight Fairies 01:30 WED (b007k2n0)

Genius 09:00 WED (b0082b9x)

Genius 16:00 WED (b0082b9x)

Genius 04:00 THU (b0082b9x)

Getting Nowhere Fast 09:30 MON (b00mzslr)

Getting Nowhere Fast 16:30 MON (b00mzslr)

Getting Nowhere Fast 04:30 TUE (b00mzslr)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00pftm7)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b00pftm7)

Guy Browning's Small Talk 23:15 SAT (b0076d91)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 23:45 TUE (b0077007)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:30 SAT (b0090xjy)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:30 WED (b007jph6)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:30 WED (b007jph6)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:30 WED (b007jph6)

Hardeep at The Stand 23:00 SAT (b01nbx7m)

Hazelbeach 07:00 FRI (b0082dtq)

Hazelbeach 17:00 FRI (b0082dtq)

Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal 14:00 MON (b00wdflk)

Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal 02:00 TUE (b00wdflk)

Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal 14:00 TUE (b00wgzr2)

Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal 02:00 WED (b00wgzr2)

Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal 14:00 WED (b00wgzrr)

Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal 02:00 THU (b00wgzrr)

Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal 14:00 THU (b00wgztk)

Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal 02:00 FRI (b00wgztk)

Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal 14:00 FRI (b00wgzvb)

Helen Dunmore - The Siege 02:00 SAT (b0949kjt)

Hidden Treasures 09:00 MON (b05p6jmr)

Hidden Treasures 16:00 MON (b05p6jmr)

Hidden Treasures 04:00 TUE (b05p6jmr)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b00b02bc)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b00b02bc)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b00b02bc)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b0952lw5)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b0952lw5)

Inheritance Tracks 11:55 SUN (b095b5cm)

Inheritance Tracks 19:55 SUN (b095b5cm)

James Follett - The Pentworth Trilogy 18:40 SAT (b007jshr)

James Follett - The Pentworth Trilogy 00:40 SUN (b007jshr)

Jane Harper - The Dry 14:30 SUN (b0952xvb)

Jane Harper - The Dry 02:30 MON (b0952xvb)

Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks 22:30 MON (b03yqjgv)

Joan Didion - South and West 09:00 SUN (b0952rrz)

Joan Didion - South and West 20:00 SUN (b0952rrz)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:30 MON (b00xgp36)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 02:30 TUE (b00xgp36)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:30 TUE (b00xhck1)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 02:30 WED (b00xhck1)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:30 WED (b00xhz79)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 02:30 THU (b00xhz79)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:30 THU (b00xj4ld)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 02:30 FRI (b00xj4ld)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 14:30 FRI (b00xj958)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b0938k91)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b0938k91)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b0938k91)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b0938k91)

Katherine Mansfield - Mr Reginald Peacock's Day 07:15 SUN (b0671h1q)

Katherine Mansfield - Mr Reginald Peacock's Day 14:15 SUN (b0671h1q)

Katherine Mansfield - Mr Reginald Peacock's Day 02:15 MON (b0671h1q)

Life With the Lyons 08:00 SUN (b01479kj)

Life With the Lyons 12:00 SUN (b01479kj)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 23:00 FRI (b01dht2h)

Listen to Les 08:00 TUE (b017710t)

Listen to Les 12:00 TUE (b017710t)

Listen to Les 19:00 TUE (b017710t)

Maxim Gorky - The Old Man 06:00 SAT (b0952lvr)

Maxim Gorky - The Old Man 16:00 SAT (b0952lvr)

Maxim Gorky - The Old Man 04:00 SUN (b0952lvr)

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music 22:30 FRI (b007k0c8)

Mr Muzak 07:30 FRI (b094hm69)

Mr Muzak 17:30 FRI (b094hm69)

Mr Muzak 22:00 FRI (b094hm69)

News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b0953msj)

News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b0953msj)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b0949jcg)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b0953yw6)

O Lucky Man! 06:30 THU (b00djtj2)

O Lucky Man! 13:30 THU (b00djtj2)

O Lucky Man! 20:30 THU (b00djtj2)

O Lucky Man! 01:30 FRI (b00djtj2)

Off the Page 18:30 WED (b01k9wpr)

Off the Page 00:30 THU (b01k9wpr)

Open or Wrapped...? 15:45 SUN (b04jm9nc)

Open or Wrapped...? 03:45 MON (b04jm9nc)

Our Man at Wembley 16:30 TUE (b0075j2s)

Our Man at Wembley 04:30 WED (b0075j2s)

Pam Ayres' Open Road 14:15 SAT (b007kfng)

Pam Ayres' Open Road 02:15 SUN (b007kfng)

Paul Temple 06:00 MON (b0368fwf)

Paul Temple 13:00 MON (b0368fwf)

Paul Temple 20:00 MON (b0368fwf)

Paul Temple 01:00 TUE (b0368fwf)

Paul Temple 06:00 TUE (b036kscn)

Paul Temple 13:00 TUE (b036kscn)

Paul Temple 20:00 TUE (b036kscn)

Paul Temple 01:00 WED (b036kscn)

Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b036vvqy)

Paul Temple 13:00 WED (b036vvqy)

Paul Temple 20:00 WED (b036vvqy)

Paul Temple 01:00 THU (b036vvqy)

Paul Temple 06:00 THU (b0376jjx)

Paul Temple 13:00 THU (b0376jjx)

Paul Temple 20:00 THU (b0376jjx)

Paul Temple 01:00 FRI (b0376jjx)

Paul Temple 06:00 FRI (b037j7m0)

Paul Temple 13:00 FRI (b037j7m0)

Paul Temple 20:00 FRI (b037j7m0)

Peter Terson - Getting to Know Mr Schmeigelow 16:00 SUN (b071c6t2)

Peter Terson - Getting to Know Mr Schmeigelow 04:00 MON (b071c6t2)

Peter Tinniswood - Tales From the Backbench 14:45 SAT (b007614r)

Peter Tinniswood - Tales From the Backbench 02:45 SUN (b007614r)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b0952xvd)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b0952xvd)

Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 18:00 SUN (b007jlwv)

Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 00:00 MON (b007jlwv)

Says on the Tin 07:00 MON (b00gl50p)

Says on the Tin 17:00 MON (b00gl50p)

Says on the Tin 05:00 TUE (b00gl50p)

Semi Circles 09:30 THU (b0953y3x)

Semi Circles 16:30 THU (b0953y3x)

Semi Circles 04:30 FRI (b0953y3x)

Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b04tjdls)

Soul Music 18:30 FRI (b05qgcgv)

Spotlight Tonight with Nish Kumar 23:00 WED (b0952qqm)

Stop Messing About! 08:00 THU (b00s0bj8)

Stop Messing About! 12:00 THU (b00s0bj8)

Stop Messing About! 19:00 THU (b00s0bj8)

Student Bibles 14:15 TUE (b0075ns6)

Student Bibles 02:15 WED (b0075ns6)

Student Bibles 14:15 WED (b0075nsy)

Student Bibles 02:15 THU (b0075nsy)

Student Bibles 14:15 THU (b0075ntq)

Student Bibles 02:15 FRI (b0075ntq)

Student Bibles 14:15 FRI (b0075nvl)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 MON (b007jmk0)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 TUE (b007jmk0)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 TUE (b008p7x8)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 WED (b008p7x8)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 WED (b008p9wy)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 THU (b008p9wy)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 THU (b008pc2z)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 FRI (b008pc2z)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 FRI (b008pc0b)

That Reminds Me 18:30 TUE (b007jn9p)

That Reminds Me 00:30 WED (b007jn9p)

The 99p Challenge 16:00 TUE (b007jw52)

The 99p Challenge 04:00 WED (b007jw52)

The Art of Monarchy 07:30 SAT (b01f1kcx)

The Art of Monarchy 17:30 SAT (b01f1kcx)

The Art of Monarchy 05:30 SUN (b01f1kcx)

The Big Booth 23:00 THU (b007k3g2)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (b09638vb)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b096390k)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b096n4h2)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b007k4l1)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b007k4l1)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b007k4l1)

The Ice Mountain 06:30 FRI (b01g65gs)

The Ice Mountain 13:30 FRI (b01g65gs)

The Ice Mountain 20:30 FRI (b01g65gs)

The Jason Byrne Show 22:30 SAT (b01fhswh)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b01s0s7v)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b01s0s7v)

The Medal Makers 06:30 MON (b00cc102)

The Medal Makers 13:30 MON (b00cc102)

The Medal Makers 20:30 MON (b00cc102)

The Medal Makers 01:30 TUE (b00cc102)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b011f3pf)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b011f3pf)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b011f3pf)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b0952xv8)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b0952xv8)

The Motion Show 04:00 SAT (b0075rbl)

The Motion Show 09:00 FRI (b0075rh9)

The Motion Show 16:00 FRI (b0075rh9)

The Museum of Everything 23:30 THU (b007k1qj)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b00wbr98)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b00wbr98)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b00wbr98)

The Nick Revell Show 23:30 WED (b00d7n9s)

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles 13:00 SAT (b0952lw2)

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles 01:00 SUN (b0952lw2)

The Secret World 22:30 WED (b011vld9)

The Shuttleworths 23:30 TUE (b007k24g)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 07:30 TUE (b0938tnb)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 17:30 TUE (b0938tnb)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 22:00 TUE (b0938tnb)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 05:30 WED (b0938tnb)

The Twilight Zone 18:00 SAT (b00h30s4)

The Twilight Zone 00:00 SUN (b00h30s4)

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain 01:30 SAT (b00c67jq)

The Voices of... 06:30 WED (b01n11cz)

The Voices of... 13:30 WED (b01n11cz)

The Voices of... 20:30 WED (b01n11cz)

The Voices of... 01:30 THU (b01n11cz)

Think the Unthinkable 22:30 SUN (b007jm3k)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 22:30 TUE (b05nvjm7)

To the Manor Born 08:00 MON (b007n1wj)

To the Manor Born 12:00 MON (b007n1wj)

To the Manor Born 19:00 MON (b007n1wj)

Tomorrow, Today! 05:00 SAT (b012n3rs)

Tove Jansson - The Listener 11:00 MON (b04g18g2)

Tove Jansson - The Listener 21:00 MON (b04g18g2)

Tove Jansson - The Listener 11:00 TUE (b04g1yd6)

Tove Jansson - The Listener 21:00 TUE (b04g1yd6)

Tove Jansson - The Listener 11:00 WED (b04g3ssf)

Tove Jansson - The Listener 21:00 WED (b04g3ssf)

Tove Jansson - The Listener 11:00 THU (b04g4159)

Tove Jansson - The Listener 21:00 THU (b04g4159)

Tove Jansson - The Listener 11:00 FRI (b04g4935)

Tove Jansson - The Listener 21:00 FRI (b04g4935)

Two Episodes of Mash 23:30 SAT (b01mqqht)

Whispers 09:00 THU (b00c6rnk)

Whispers 16:00 THU (b00c6rnk)

Whispers 04:00 FRI (b00c6rnk)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b007jrtm)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding Omnibus 13:00 SUN (b007jrtm)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding Omnibus 01:00 MON (b007jrtm)

Winifred Holtby - South Riding 02:30 SAT (b007jnp4)

Winston 12:00 SAT (b007k4b8)

Winston 09:30 WED (b007k4k4)

Winston 16:30 WED (b007k4k4)

Winston 04:30 THU (b007k4k4)

Women Talking About Cars 07:30 THU (b0939zyf)

Women Talking About Cars 17:30 THU (b0939zyf)

Women Talking About Cars 22:00 THU (b0939zyf)

Women Talking About Cars 05:30 FRI (b0939zyf)

World of Pub 23:30 FRI (b007jpby)