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SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2017

SAT 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b00cfzsp)
Earthsearch I, Earthfall

Despite the difficulties put in their way by the two guardian 'Angels', the crew of the Challenger have found Paradise - an earth-like planet originally discovered by the second generation crew.

However, the 'Angels' are by no means beaten.

James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

Stars Sean Arnold as Commander Telson, Amanda Murray as Sharna, Kathryn Hurlbutt as Astra, Haydn Wood as Darv, Sonia Fraser as Angel One and Gordon Reid as Angel Two.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1981.


SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b06ry20g)
Series 21, Nimrod

Edward Elgar's incomparable Nimrod, and the part it plays in people's lives, is explored this week:

Composed as part of the Enigma Variations in the latter part of the 19th century, Nimrod was inspired by Elgar's friend and music editor, Augustus Jaeger.

In an interview for this programme, Jaeger's granddaughter, Gillian Scully, talks about her grandfather and describes hearing her own granddaughter playing Nimrod at a school concert.

It wasn't what Elgar intended, but Nimrod is now - and, probably, forever - associated with Remembrance. The Right Reverend Nigel McCulloch - National Chaplain to the Royal British Legion - talks about hearing it played at the Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall stirring memories of his own father who died in WW2, and serving as a reminder of all those lost or injured in war.

Margaret Evison's son, Lieutenant Mark Evison of the Welsh Guards, was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Nimrod played an important part in his funeral which was held at The Guard's Chapel in London.

For Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of the charity Turning Point, Nimrod is a piece that reminds him of his father and the struggles he had as a Nigerian immigrant to the UK.

Composer and conductor, Paul Spicer, plays through Nimrod at the piano exploring why it is a piece that stirs such deep emotions.

Producer: Karen Gregor.


SAT 01:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr3t)
Episode 5

Still on the run from foreign agents, the Englishman is pursued through the deep tunnels of the London Underground.

Geoffrey Household's classic British thriller was first published shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939.

Read by Michael Jayston.

Producer: David Jackson Young.

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2004.


SAT 01:30 The Strange Death of the Establishment (b0076ly2)

4 Extra Debut. In 1961 Peter Cook founded a comedy club in Soho called The Establishment. Harry Thompson explains how the venture went from riches to rags. From June 2004.


SAT 02:00 Pat Barker - Regeneration (b09fgttq)
Episode 10

1917. Dr Rivers witnesses brutal forms of war hospital treatment as Siegfried Sassoon faces his future. Read by Alice Arnold. From May 1992.


SAT 02:15 Cosmic Quest (b00byr2l)
The Celestial Police

Astronomer Heather Couper looks at the work of the planet hunter Johann Bode, tracking down asteroids. From June 2008.


SAT 02:30 The Kiss (b008x4s6)
Jacob Lennon

Short stories by Katie Hims with an osculatory theme.

5/5. Jacob Lennon

Everyone at school is in love with Jacob Lennon. Andrea and Sophie imagine that kissing him must be like eating melted marshmallows. Then Andrea finds out the truth.

Andrea ...... Sophie Pemberton
Sophie ...... Laura Molyneux
Jacob ...... Lloyd Thomas
Milton ...... Baxter Willis
Mr Chester ...... Alex Lanipekun

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b01p7hcr)
Looking for Mrs Livingstone, Episode 5

Read by Tamara Kennedy.

Writer Julie Davidson searches for traces of Mary Livingstone, the courageous and stoical wife of renowned explorer and missionary, David Livingstone.

The author's travels through Southern Africa come to an end, when she reaches Mary Livingstone's final resting place: a crumbling grave on the banks of the Zambezi River, in a remote part of Mozambique.

Abridged by Laurence Wareing.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


SAT 03:00 Classic Serial (b03xcxdx)
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice, Episode 3

by Jane Austen
Dramatised by Charlotte Jones

Elizabeth has misjudged Wickham's character and he is about to bring further shame on her family. Can she hope to ever see Mr Darcy again after rejecting his offer of marriage?

Directed by Sally Avens

Elizabeth has rejected Darcy's offer of marriage but is beginning to reappraise her judgement of his character after she learns of how Wickham attempted to seduce Darcy's sister. Darcy may have put his proposal badly, pointing out their differences in birth and the behaviour of her family. He may also have attempted to separate her sister Jane from Mr Bingley But it appears he believed that Jane did not love Bingley. And Elizabeth knows that her mother and younger sisters do not always behave with the decorum that might be expected of them and her father is too lazy to correct them. Perhaps the fault is not entirely on Darcy's side.

Published just over 200 years ago Pride and Prejudice remains one of the Nation's favourite novels; with its intellect and wit it appeals to a broad range of readers. It stands the test of time by dealing with the timeless issues of love, social class, money and mistaken judgements and by having a witty and clever though flawed heroine at its heart. Elizabeth Bennet is a thorough radical for her time and perhaps the first heroine to ask is it possible to have it all?

Pippa Nixon takes on the role of Elizabeth; she received rave reviews for her Rosalind in 'As You Like It' ' a rising young star'.

Jamie Parker (Darcy) has played Henry V at the National and is shortly to portray Hamlet on Radio 4.
Double Olivier Award winner Samantha Spiro takes on Mrs Bennet and Toby Jones Mr Collins.


SAT 04:00 The Rest Is History (b04ws4hy)
Series 1, Episode 4

Frank Skinner loves history, but just doesn't know much of it.

The Rest Is History is a comedy discussion show which promises to help him find out more about it.

Along with his historian in residence Dr Kate Williams, each episode sees Frank joined by a selection of celebrity guests, who will help him navigate his way through the annals of time, picking out and chewing over the funniest, oddest, and most interesting moments in history.

Frank's guests in this programme are David Baddiel and Emma Kennedy.

Produced by Dan Schreiber and Justin Pollard
An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 04:30 Kalangadog Junction (b09fggby)
Episode 5

Jane is in turmoil when her mum and ex-fiance reappear. But that's nothing compared to what's in store for Gaelene at her farewell barbecue.

Six-part comedy drama series by Moya O'Shea.

Starring Caroline Quentin as Jane, John Duttine as Thomas, Niall Ashdown as Jimmy, Toby Longworth as Pete, Brian Bowles as Len, Joanna Monro as Madge, Julie Gibbs as Milly, June Whitfield as Phoebe and Moya O'Shea as Gaylene.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


SAT 05:00 Safety Catch (b017skx3)
Series 2, If a Job's Not Worth Doing

Laurence Howarth's black comedy of modern morality set in the world of arms dealing.

Simon is totally convinced this week that he is in the right job and has a duty not only to stay there, but to do his job sloppily. His reasoning for this is that if he wasn't there doing the job badly then someone else would be doing it well and that would be a much worse scenario. Then he has the awful, soul shattering realisation, and one which is something every person in Britain would be ashamed to admit, that he actually loves his job. Boris of course is in heaven at the thought of a soul-mate at work, but Simon decides the only way he can go on is to learn to hate again.

Cast:

Simon McGrath.............................Darren Boyd
Anna Grieg..................................Joanna Page
Boris Kemal...............................Lewis Macleod
Judith McGrath..............................Sarah Smart
Angela McGrath............................Brigit Forsyth
Madeleine Turnbull........................Rachel Atkins
Richard...........................................Dan Mersh
Julius........................................Nyahsa Hatendi

Written by Laurence Howarth

Produced by Dawn Ellis.


SAT 05:30 Dot (b0714033)
Series 1, The Astonishing Adventures of Agent Whiff-Whaff

by Ed Harris

Comic adventures with Dot and the gals from personnel who are getting squiffy over Agent Bertie Whiff-Whaff. Bertie wants Dot promoted, but can Dot handle life on the other side of the hallway? Ed Harris' rollicking comedy starring Fenella Woolgar.

Director/Producer Jessica Mitic

Ed Harris has written extensively for radio. In 2013 he won the Radio Academy Award for Best Drama for his War time thriller, 'The Resistance of Mrs Brown'. In 2011 he won the Writer's Guild Award for 'Troll' and was nominated for the Prix Europa for his play for BBC Radio 3: 'The Wall'.

Fenella Woolgar won the Clarence Derwent Award for her role in 'Hedda Gabler' at the Old Vic and most recently played Margaret Thatcher in 'Handbagged' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.

Kate O'Flynn won the Critics Circle Award winner 2013 Most Promising Newcomer for 'Port' at the National Theatre, she also received an Evening Standard Nomination.


SAT 06:00 David Buck - Conflict of Doves (b09g357l)

Black American athlete Jesse Owens dominated the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

The event was conceived by Hitler as a public display of Aryan superiority to be captured on film by Leni Riefenstahl. But the emergence of the black athletes threw the Nazi leadership into confusion as they tried every way to lessen the impact - and to undermine the true sporting spirit of the Games.

David Buck's drama stars John Castle as Adolf Hitler, Cheryl Campbell as Leni Riefenstahl, Nigel Anthony as Joseph Goebbels, Don Fellows as Avery Brundage, Michael Gough as Richard Strauss and Brian Hewlett as Rudolf Hess.

Stuart Organ as Reinhard Heydrich, John Hollis as Julius Streicher, David Buck as Carl Diem, Bernard Brown as Hans von Tschammer und Osten, Manning Wilson as Werner March, Tim Reynolds as Willi, Jonathan Tafler as Max., Peter Howell as the Catering Expert and Andrew Branch as Anatole.

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.


SAT 07:30 Yes Yes Yes (b007kvvs)
Series 2, Twelve Yards From The Premiership

John Rawling recalls the high drama of the Division One play-off at Wembley between Charlton Athletic and Sunderland in 1998. From January 2001.


SAT 07:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00pswyb)
Series 1, Amber

Series of talks by Sir David Attenborough on the natural histories of creatures and plants from around the world.

As a boy, David Attenborough had a piece of amber in which lay a blood-sucking fly; he still has it today. Would it be possible to extract the DNA from one of these insects caught in the resin and, maybe, recreate a dinosaur?


SAT 08:00 An Hour With Johnners (b008jw8h)

Much-loved cricket commentator Brian Johnston performs his hilarious one-man show in front of a sell-out audience at London's Richmond Theatre.

Recorded on the 21st November 1993, he sparks gales of laughter with anecdotes about his early life at Oxford, in the Guards and his BBC career, including behind-the-scenes tales of 'In Town Tonight', 'Down Your Way' and 'Test Match Special'. Talking about fellow broadcasters like John Snagge, John Arlott and Fred Trueman, Brian reveals many of their gaffes and mistakes, plus his very own 'Leg Over' incident, when he and Jonathan Agnew had a fit of the giggles.

Sadly this was to be Brian's final recording. Ten days later he suffered a major heart attack and died aged 81 on 5th January 1994. The Prime Minister, John Major, said: 'Summers will never be the same.'

Brian Johnston had always wanted to go on the stage but after Eton and Oxford he was persuaded to join the family coffee business in the City. During the war, he served in the Grenadier Guards, then joined the BBC Outside Broadcasts Department in 1946. For the next 48 years he commentated on everything from the funeral of King George VI to the annual Boat Race. He became the first BBC Cricket Correspondent and also presented 733 editions of 'Down Your Way' for the BBC Home Service and Radio 4.

Brian's eldest son Barry Johnston introduces this programme and also produced the original concert recording.


SAT 09:00 Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials (b09g3bwc)
The Amber Spyglass

A colossal war is brewing in Heaven, and Lyra and Will have been separated. They must find each other and journey onward, even into the World of the Dead - for only together can they protect the future of the Cosmos...

The conclusion of Phillip Pullman's award-winning trilogy spanning a multitude of worlds.

Stars Lulu Popplewell as Lyra, Daniel Anthony as Will, Ray Fearon as Balthamos, Emma Fielding as Mrs Coulter, Brid Brennan as Mary, Stuart Fox as Pavel, Joanna Monro as Lady Salmakia, Peter Marinker as Lee Scorseby, Carla Simpson as Kirjava and Jack Klaff as Stanislaus Grumman.

Tracy-Ann Oberman as Serafina Pekkala, Richard Firth as Pantalaimon, David Holt as Ozymandias, Martin Hyder as Dr Cooper, Laura Doddington as Atal, Scott Brooksbank as Lyra's Death, Emma Woolliams as Jane, Burt Caesar as King Ogunwe, David Calder as The Inquirer and Leagh Conwell as Roger.

Steve Hodson as Iorek Byrnison, Jasmine Hyde as Ama, Soumaya Keynes as Ghost Girl, Philip Madoc as Metatron, Trevor Peacock as The Boatman, Adrian Scarborough as Lord Roke, Terence Stamp as Lord Asriel, Jennie Stoller as Xaphania, David Timson as Tialys, Steve Toussaint as Baruch and Gregg Prentice & Victoria O'Donnell as the Ghost Children.

Dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Music composed and realised by Billy Cowie.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


SAT 11:30 Five Meet to Make Up Myths (b00xchg6)

Gyles Brandreth explores the creative connections between five Victorian authors. Oscar Wilde, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, JM Barrie and Bram Stoker all knew each other and used to frequent many of the same venues in London in the 1880s and 90s. Gyles Brandreth enlists the help of Freudian psychotherapist Brett Kahr and others to find out why their fictional creations remain compelling to this day.


SAT 12:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b007jx22)
Star Parade

The King of Knotty Ash aims his tickling stick at holidays and DIY.

Sir Ken Dodd's radio career began in October 1958 with the series 'It's Great To Be Young'. The successful formula of Doddy's quickfire delivery, characters, sketches, songs and even the theme tune, 'Love Is Like A Violin', stood him in good stead for decades to come.

This show is from the 'Star Parade' series - one-off shows featuring the biggest stars of TV and radio at the time - and Doddy is ably supported by Judith Chalmers, Cardew Robinson and Harold Berens, with music from The Springfields.

Script co-written with Eddie Braben.

Producer: Eric Miller.

First heard on the BBC Light Programme in July 1963.


SAT 12:30 The Cavity Within (b00770f8)
Episode 2

Marty is settling into his new job at the newly privatised dental practice. But why are there suddenly no patients?

Written by Jim Poyser

Starring Chris O'Dowd as Marty, Jeff Rawle as Pete, Mark Straker as Tim, Christine Kavanagh as Anna, Sarah Crowe as Daisy, Mark Straker as Tim, John Rowe as Mr Holmes, Emma Noakes as Sarah, Tracy Wiles as Mrs Wenkins and Don Gilet as Leo.

Director: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SAT 13:00 Children in Need: D for Dexter (b09hcp9g)
Series 4 Omnibus

Skye's Mum is drinking again, so she never knows what state she will find her in. For BBC Children In Need starring Sydney Wade.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09g3bwf)
Nitin Sawhney

Musician Nitin Sawhney chooses 'So What' by Miles Davis and 'Mustt Mustt' by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (the Massive Attack remix).


SAT 14:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b0420nnw)
Maya Angelou

Writer and civil rights campaigner Maya Angelou tells Professor Anthony Clare about the influences on her life.

Psychiatrist Dr Anthony Clare's in-depth interviews with prominent people from different walks of life. Born in Dublin, author Anthony held a doctorate in medicine, a master's degree in philosophy and was a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

After becoming a regular on BBC Radio 4's Stop the Week in the 1980s, he became Britain's best-known psychiatrist and earned his own vehicle, In the Psychiatrist's Chair.

Starting in 1982, this series ran until 2001 and also transferred to TV.

Anthony Clare died suddenly in Paris aged 64 in 2007.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1994.


SAT 15:00 An Hour With Johnners (b008jw8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 David Buck - Conflict of Doves (b09g357l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Yes Yes Yes (b007kvvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 17:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00pswyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:50 today]


SAT 18:00 Miranda Emmerson - Iz (b046kwqf)

One man risks everything in order to find the woman he loves - a woman he has only met in a virtual world.

Sacha Dhawan, Sian Phillips and Jaimi Barbakoff star in Miranda Emmerson's disquieting new thriller.

In 2091, British citizens are living in 24-hour curfew, confined to solitary housing units and communicating entirely through virtual worlds. Students Lee and Iz have been dating each other virtually for three years, but when Lee fails an important exam, he is suddenly cut off from Iz and everything he knows. He sets out on a journey across a deserted England, determined to find the real Iz.

Part of Radio 4's Dangerous Visions series.

Directed by Emma Harding.


SAT 18:45 AL Barker - Five Strange Stories (b09g3jsv)
The Paradise Garden

When Joan goes plundering exotic plants a strange voice warns her off, but still the lady persists. Read by Jill Graham. From October 1992.


SAT 19:00 Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials (b09g3bwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 21:30 Five Meet to Make Up Myths (b00xchg6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SAT 22:00 Old Harry's Game (b008pb1r)
Series 1, Corruption

Satan tries convincing the professor that everyone's corruptible, even his wife. Starring Andy Hamilton. From November 1995.


SAT 22:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b042l78d)
Series 2, Rosa and Matthew

Isy Suttie returns to BBC Radio 4 with a brand new series of her Sony Award Winning show, recounting a series of love stories affecting people she's known throughout her life, told partly through song.

Sometimes Isy has merely observed other people's love lives; quite often she's intervened, changing the action dramatically - for better or worse. Intertwined within these stories are related real life anecdotes from Isy's own, often disastrous, love life.

In this episode, Isy recounts the tale of Rosa and Matthew, a hypnotherapist and an osteopath who work a few doors apart and find it difficult to express their feelings for each other.

With her multi-character and vocal skills, and accompanied by her guitar, Isy creates a hilarious and deeply moving world, sharing with us her lessons in life and love.


SAT 23:00 Goodness Gracious Me (b01pdy85)
Series 3, Episode 5

The man who insists Superman is Indian, and the Bhangra Muffins act cool. Stars Meera Syal and Nina Wadia. From June 1998.


SAT 23:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b00qcn23)
Series 2, Episode 1

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto. Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking suggestions from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best. The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, so pay attention.

This edition includes policies such as restricting Prime Ministers to two full terms of office; the introduction of a maximum wage; and making all 4x4s transparent.

Produced by Ed Morrish.



SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2017

SUN 00:00 Miranda Emmerson - Iz (b046kwqf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:45 AL Barker - Five Strange Stories (b09g3jsv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Children in Need: D for Dexter (b09hcp9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09g3bwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b0420nnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 An Hour With Johnners (b008jw8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 David Buck - Conflict of Doves (b09g357l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Yes Yes Yes (b007kvvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 05:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00pswyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:50 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Katie Hims - The Kiss: Omnibus (b071c3p1)

Five stories by Katie Hims portraying the significance of a kiss:

Waterloo East:
Will having the best break up kiss she ever had lead Jeanie to take Dan back when they meet again one year on? Stars Lee Ross.

The Advertiser:
A 73 year old woman sees an astonishingly beautiful kiss at Waterloo East and determines that she wants to kiss someone for the first time in her life. She places an advert in a national newspaper. Stars Sheila Reid.

The Kiss That Never Happened:
Ted has imagined kissing Liesl over several years, while she has dated, got engaged, married, mothered, and now, when he thinks her marriage is in trouble, he feels closer than ever to the long sought kiss. Stars Kate Ashfield.

The Accident:
When Sean dies in an accident, his father Ray kisses him for the first time and is shocked by how cold his skin is. Ray begins to kiss everything, from photographs and soft toys to geckos, walls and windows. Stars Harry Towb.

Jacob Lennon:
Everyone at school is in love with Jacob Lennon. Andrea and Sophie imagine that kissing him must be like eating melted marshmallows. Until Andrea finds out. Stars Sophie Pemberton.

Producer: Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


SUN 07:15 Alex Shearer - Getting a Life (b007k4br)

When a person sees their life going the other way on the back of a lorry, what can they do? Read by Brian Parr. From September 1997.


SUN 07:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b045z943)
Series 3, Terry Alderton

For the last show in the series stand-up Alex Horne and his band explore the theme of miscellaneous mysterious things with live music and comedy, with songs about aliens, de ja vu and life from a fly's perspective. They're joined by guest comedian Terry Alderton.


SUN 08:00 The Al Read Show (b00ctjz6)
From 14/10/1995

Arriving home late, Al's wife thwarts his efforts to try and relax.

A compilation of the legendary Northern comic's 1950s monologues.

Originally produced at BBC North by Ronnie Taylor

Compilation produced by Mike Craig.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1995.


SUN 08:30 As Time Goes By (b04y9yzq)
Series 1, Episode 6

On a visit to her sister-in-law's, Jean and Lionel are less than frank about their romantic past.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel.

With Paul Chapman as Stephen and Moyra Fraser as Penny.

Adapted from his original television series by Bob Larbey.

Producer: Martin Fisher.

A DLT Production in association with the Theatre of Comedy for BBC Radio 2.

First broadcast in April 1997.


SUN 09:00 Maya Jasonoff - The Dawn Watch (b09g40dy)

Omnibus: The story of author Joseph Conrad, abridged by Katrin Williams and read by Laurel Lefkow. After the death of his father, the author yearns for the sailor's life.


SUN 10:10 World Book Club (b09g42jj)
Pat Barker - Regeneration

Multi-award-winning writer Pat Barker joins an audience of readers to discuss her internationally renowned First World War novel with Harriet Gilbert.

'Regeneration' is the first in the trilogy of novels which culminated in her Booker Prize winner 'The Ghost Road'.

Now recognised long after its publication as a modern war classic, Regeneration is a part-historical, part-fictional exploration of how the traumas of the so-called Great War brutalised a generation of young men.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2014.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b09g4fdk)
Series 6, Under the Gun

True stories told live in in the USA: Meg Bowles introduces tales from people who lives have been touched by guns.

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 11:50 The Listening Project (b02yqqgg)
Michael and Florian: Always Punctual and Efficient?

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between two Germans who grew up in East Berlin and now live in London, about dealing with stereotypic assumptions and a communist upbringing, 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 12:00 The Al Read Show (b00ctjz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 As Time Goes By (b04y9yzq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Katie Hims - The Kiss: Omnibus (b071c3p1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Alex Shearer - Getting a Life (b007k4br)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Jami Attenberg - Saint Mazie (Omnibus) (b060c9qb)
Episode 2

The Great Depression and Mazie's life is on the brink of a transformation. An adventurous life explored through her diary. From June 2015.


SUN 15:45 What Is a Story? (b061tfn2)
Ghosts at Home

Marina Warner - in the company of leading contemporary writers - looks at the world of contemporary fiction. In each programme, she considers a story and story writing from a different angle.

Marina is the Chair of the Man Booker International Prize 2015 and the series draws on the expertise of this year's International Booker judging panel, the views of the shortlisted writers, as well as other key literary talent.

Marina speaks with writers as diverse as Julian Barnes, Michelle Roberts, Fanny Howe, Marlene van Niekerk, Alain Mabanckou, Lydia Davis, Edwin Frank, Elleke Boehmer, Wen-Chin Ouyang, Daniel Medin, Nadeem Aslam and Laszlo Krasznahorkai.

There are questions around the boundaries between fact and fiction which Marina believes are central to any consideration of storytelling, since readers' pleasure depends so much on trust built up between the storyteller or writer and the audience.

Over ten episodes, there are discussions on the reasons for writing, writers as witnesses and political interaction.

In episode nine, Marina looks at 'Ghosts at Home'.

Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 16:00 Peter Tinniswood - The Admiral of the Night (b09f8vsk)

Remembrance Day is a time to remember and honour the men and women who laid down their lives in two World Wars.

But for embittered old Mr Derbyshire - living out the remains of a long and largely unfulfilled life in an old-folks' home in the late 1970s - every day is Remembrance Day.

Stars David Bradley as Derbyshire in Peter Tinniswood's reflections on war.

Director: Gordon House

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b09g4l3j)
The Echo Chamber - City Streets and Seashores

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and chooses 'The Echo Chamber' - poets Roy Fisher and Michael Longley talk to Paul Farley. From 2013.

Paul Farley meets poets Roy Fisher and Michael Longley. City streets and the seashore sing loud in their poems. Roy Fisher's long sequence, City about Birmingham, is the best poetic account of modern urban life. Michael Longley has been writing lyric poems about a short stretch of the coastline of County Mayo for decades.

Producer: Tim Dee.


SUN 17:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b045z943)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 H Rider-Haggard - She (b0076z26)
Episode 2

Ayesha, the queen whose beauty enthrals and terrifies all who see her, believes Leo to be the lover for whom she has waited 2000 years. She takes Leo and his guardian Holly deep into the mountains to the Pillar of Life.

Hattie Naylor's adaptation of H Rider Haggard's 19th century best-seller set in a mysterious African kingdom explores the complex themes of imperial arrogance, sexual obsession, power and isolation that lie behind the high adventure.

Stars Mia Soteriou as Ayesha, Tim McInnerny as Ludwig Holly, Oliver Chris as Leo, Howard Coggins as Job, Ben Onwukwe as Billali, Janice Acquah as Ustane and Damian Lynch as Agarah.
Composed music by Elizabeth Purnell.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b09g4fdk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 The Listening Project (b02yqqgg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 Maya Jasonoff - The Dawn Watch (b09g40dy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 World Book Club (b09g42jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b045z943)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Cabin Pressure (b0124qtf)
Series 3, Qikiqtarjuaq

Written by John Finnemore.

When MJN Air flies a party of tourists near the North Pole, Arthur goes hunting for polar bears, Carolyn for a rogue lemon and Martin for a believable French accent. Meanwhile, Alfred Hitchcock makes a surprise appearance.

Starring
Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ..... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson ..... Roger Allam
Capt. Martin Crieff ..... Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey ..... John Finnemore
Nancy Dean Liebhart ..... Melanie Hudson
Mrs. Cook ..... Kosha Engler
Mr. Peary ..... Ewan Bailey

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


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09gsrkk)
Stephen Carlin 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith talks to Stephen Carlin.


SUN 23:00 I Think I've Got a Problem (b00cc4qg)
Series 2, Episode 1

Tom is sent to a specialist to get rid of the band inside his head. Stars Suggs and Bob Monkhouse. From March 2003.


SUN 23:30 Weak at the Top (b00tgch7)
Series 2, Booty

Marketeer John Weak has got a chocolate bar crisis. How to improve sales - fast? Stars Alexander Armstrong. From July 2006.



MONDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2017

MON 00:00 H Rider-Haggard - She (b0076z26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Katie Hims - The Kiss: Omnibus (b071c3p1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Alex Shearer - Getting a Life (b007k4br)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Jami Attenberg - Saint Mazie (Omnibus) (b060c9qb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 What Is a Story? (b061tfn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Peter Tinniswood - The Admiral of the Night (b09f8vsk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b09g4l3j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b045z943)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr4r)
Episode 6

Still on the run from enemy agents - the Englishman heads for Dorset, where he buys a second-hand bike and starts to build himself a secret underground shelter...

Geoffrey Household's classic British thriller was first published shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939.

The first of a 15-part reading read by Michael Jayston.

Producer: David Jackson Young.

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2004.


MON 06:30 Rembrandt Today (b00yb5ck)

Why was the Dutch Master painter so fascinated with self-portraits? Nigel Warburton investigates. From October 2006.


MON 07:00 Millport (b0075ttx)
Series 1, The Letter

It's turnip season - and a letter arrives for Irene promising to change her life for ever.

But when push comes to shove, is she ready to leave the dismal island backwater she so unlovingly calls home?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty/Betty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as the Minister.

Producers: Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b09dxdcy)
Series 68, Episode 1

The 68th series of Radio 4's multi award-winning 'antidote to panel games' promises yet more quality, desk-based entertainment for all the family. The series starts its run at the Swan Theatre in High Wycombe where regulars Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Barry Cryer are joined on the panel by Jan Ravens, with Jack Dee as the programme's reluctant chairman. Regular listeners will know to expect inspired nonsense, pointless revelry and Colin Sell at the piano. Producer - Jon Naismith. It is a BBC Studios production.


MON 08:00 Hello Cheeky (b00dy523)
From 09/06/1973

Brought to you from a phone box in Slough and featuring 'The Gang that stole Michael Aspel'.

Pun-tastic fast-moving comedy sketch series written by and starring John Junkin, Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

Special guest: Michael Aspel.

With musical accompaniment from the Denis King Trio.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1973.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jqh1)
Series 3, The Big Parade

Captain Mainwaring wants a parade mascot, so he decides his Home Guard platoon must catch one.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Arnold Ridley as Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, Bill Pertwee as Hodges, Larry Martyn as Private Walker, Edward Sinclair as the Verger and Pearl Hackney as Mrs Pike.

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1976.


MON 09:00 Just a Minute (b00tj74s)
Series 57, Episode 5

Popular panel game in which guests attempt to speak for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe festival with guests Paul merton, Jenny Eclair, Fred Macaulay and Stephen K. Amos.


MON 09:30 Living with Betty (b09g5sd6)
Series 1, Episode 1

East End meets Cheshire - as displaced Londoners Bill and Betty move uncomfortably in with his son, Trevor and pretentious daughter-in-law, Katherine.

Arline Whittaker's six-part sitcom.

Stars Barbara Windsor as Betty, Glynn Edwards as Bill, Peter Sallis as Harold, Rosalind Knight as Muriel, Simon Molloy as Trevor and Diana Mather as Katherine.

Recorded at City Varieties in Leeds

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1986.


MON 10:00 Classic Serial (b04l065l)
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Episode 1

By Ernest Hemingway
Adapted by Ed Hime

Part 1

High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a young American volunteer prepares to blow up a vital bridge as part of a Republican offensive during the Spanish Civil War. There, in the mountains and surrounded by the enemy, he camps with a band of guerrillas tasked with helping him. But he soon makes a dangerous enemy within the camp and, despite his better judgement, is drawn to Maria, a young woman who has escaped Franco's rebels.

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.


MON 11:00 Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You (b069r3rg)
The Swim Team

Belvedere used to have a swim team. Though it didn't have a pool.

Miranda July's critically acclaimed debut story collection. Introduced by Miranda July. Read by Bryony Hannah

Intimate and original, dark, quirky and tender, award-winning filmmaker and performing artist Miranda July brings her extraordinary imagination to the page to produce her first collection of short stories. When first published in 2007, David Eggers wrote;

"these stories are incredibly charming, beautifully written, frequently laugh-out-loud funny, and even, a dozen or so times, profound."

David Byrne said; "Miranda July's is a beautiful, odd, original voice - seductive, sometimes erotic and a little creepy too."

The collection was winner of the Frank O'Connor 2007 International Short Story Award.

Miranda July's first feature-length film, 'Me You and Everyone We Know', which opened in 2005, won The Caméra d'Or prize in Cannes; the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; Best First Feature at the Philadelphia Film Festival; Feature Audience Award for Best Narrative at the San Francisco International Film Festival; and the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

July's first novel The First Bad Man was published in January 2015.

Producer: Karen Rose

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


MON 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b00jzf6b)
Ed Harris - The Moment You Feel It

The Moment You Feel It

By Ed Harris

Alf's memories come in flashes and great blank holes, along with a running commentary from the voices of his past. So how does finding a strange coat in his kitchen, remind Alf why he doesn't want a bath today? A tender, sad comedy about re-remembering your past.

Alf ..... Richard Briers
Young Alf ..... Rory Kinnear
Pru ..... Tracy Wiles
Steven ..... Hugh Ross
Marina ..... Caroline Guthrie
with Janice Acquah

Producer/Director: Jonquil Panting.


MON 12:00 Hello Cheeky (b00dy523)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jqh1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Rembrandt Today (b00yb5ck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Marilynne Robinson - Gilead (b09hlvrg)
Episode 1

In 1956, towards the end of his life, Reverend John Ames begins a letter to his young son to be read posthumously.

The letter is an account of himself and his forebears - and an intimate expression of paternal love.

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Read by Garrick Hagon.

Abridged by Elizabeth Reeder

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


MON 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00c0ny8)
Plumbing the Depths

Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy.

The science of astrophysics has emerged over the past 300 years. It began with the first attempts to measure the distances of the stars but took off in late Victorian times with the invention of the spectroscope, a device to split starlight up into its component wavelengths. This led to an understanding of the composition of stars and the discovery of a new element on the Sun.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009xzbk)
Nicola Upson - An Expert in Murder, Episode 1

4 Extra Debut. Murder mystery set in 1934. A playwright travels to London for the final week of her hit play and meets an ill-fated young fan. From April 2008.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b01p09p2)
The Black Count, Episode 1

In his new biography Tom Reiss reveals that Alexandre Dumas' father led a life of derring-do that is captured in his son's novels, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Born to a French nobleman, and a black slave in the colonies, the writer's father went on to rise rapidly through the ranks to become a general in the French army. General Alex Dumas' acts of heroism were met with great acclaim, but events conspired against him leading to an irrevocable reversal of fortune.

Read by Hugh Quarshie who appears regularly in BBC One's Holby City.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


MON 15:00 Classic Serial (b04l065l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Just a Minute (b00tj74s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Living with Betty (b09g5sd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Millport (b0075ttx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b09dxdcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwkl)
Fields of Thunder

Earthquakes rock Australia. Seismologist Sam stumbles into a top secret world - and uncovers a nightmare.

Simon Bovey's sci-fi thriller stars Geoffrey Beevors as Carl Walker, David Thorpe as Nick Bowman, Beth Chalmers as Belinda Preedy, Clare Corbett as Sam Rideout and Matthew Dyktinski as Joshua Patamerri.

Australia gets thirty to forty earth tremors a year. Yet they've had that many in the past two months alone. Seismologist, Sam Rideout and her outback guide Joshua Patamerri track them to an epicentre inside the old British nuclear test site, Maralinga.

Joshua is half Aboriginal and this is a sacred place to his people. But it's now a top secret facility researching the use of infrasound as a weapon, and the source of the tremors - which Carl Walker, head of the project, wants to eliminate involving a mysterious death...

Producer: Mark Beeby

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2006.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b09g69ck)
Jo Brand and David Quantick

Sue MacGregor and her guests - comedian Jo Brand and music journalist David Quantick - discuss books by Susan Hill, BS Johnson and Mark Haddon. From 2005.

In the Springtime of the Year by Susan Hill
Publisher: Penguin

Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry by BS Johnson
Publisher: Picador

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Publisher: Vintage.


MON 19:00 Hello Cheeky (b00dy523)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jqh1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Rembrandt Today (b00yb5ck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You (b069r3rg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b00jzf6b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b09dxdcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Dave Podmore (b007s7x4)
Dave Podmore's World of Cricket, Episode 2

The player battles a case of libel based on an alleged encounter in a portable loo. Stars Christopher Douglas. From June 2002.


MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09h6vgc)
Jo Bunting 1/3

Every day from 10pm, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats to Have I Got News For You producer and Where's The F In News presenter, Jo Bunting.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (b09f3ckn)
Series 51, Episode 3

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis re-cap the week via topical stand-up and sketches with guests Darren Harriot, Sophie Willan, Jake Yapp, Gemma Arrowsmith and food critic William Sitwell.

Produced by Victoria Lloyd
A BBC Studios Production.


MON 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b00gl4t1)
Series 2, Insecurity

The stand-up comedian talks about paranoia, obsessions, an aversion to therapy and getting a round in. With Stefano Paolini. From November 2004.


MON 23:45 Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll (b00fw3zq)
Come up and See Me

The Brummie musicologist reveals some big rock names who have a lot to thank him for. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 2001.



TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2017

TUE 00:00 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b09g69ck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Rembrandt Today (b00yb5ck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Marilynne Robinson - Gilead (b09hlvrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Cosmic Quest (b00c0ny8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009xzbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b01p09p2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Classic Serial (b04l065l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Just a Minute (b00tj74s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Living with Betty (b09g5sd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Millport (b0075ttx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b09dxdcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr54)
Episode 7

The Englishman meets a wild cat who joins him in his subterranean hideaway in the Dorset countryside.

Geoffrey Household's classic thriller was first published shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939.

Read by Michael Jayston.

Producer: David Jackson Young.

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2004.


TUE 06:30 The Brontes' Piano (b01d12ny)

Singer Catherine Bott explores the Bronte sisters' musical world through their newly restored piano, now returned to the parsonage in Haworth. Joined by pianist Jonathan Cohen, Catherine looks through the Bronte's family music collection - including Anne Bronte's own songbook, copied by hand - and discovers how musical life at the parsonage underscored the sisters' creative life, their work and tastes.

The Brontes' piano was originally made by John Green of Soho Square at the turn of the C19th and is thought to have come in to the parsonage sometime in the early 1830s. The sisters all loved music. Emily was described as playing 'with precision and brilliancy'; Anne preferred to sing. Charlotte's poor eyesight meant that she couldn't read the notes to play, although knowing references to music, song and piano performance figure throughout her fiction.

The piano itself has an interesting history: it was lent to Mr Grant, the curate of Oxenhope by Patrick Bronte after his children's deaths, and then sold at an auction of Bronte items in 1861. It then passed through numerous hands and was put up for sale at Sothebys in 1916, before eventually finding its way back to the parsonage. It has been recently restored - for the first time opening up the sound world of the Brontes' private, domestic musical life. Does their music-making show us a different side to the sisters - perhaps one that doesn't quite fit with how we want or need them to be?

Producer: Simon Hollis
A Brook Lapping production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 07:00 1834 (b011klyr)
Strong Continental Lager

21st-century teacher Jason decides 19th-century Macclesfield needs a decent pub with decent beer.

In Jim Poyser's riotous comedy of transportation and delight, Jason is now Tarquin, third son of Lord Belport with a faithful valet, Ned.

Stars Michael Begley as Jason Slater, Joe Caffrey as Ned, Kenneth Alan Taylor as Hoskins, Mark Chatterton as Lord Belport, Glenn Cunningham as Stubbs and Julia Rounthwaite as Millicent.
Directed at BBC Manchester by Polly Thomas.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


TUE 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b09dy2sb)
Series 12, An Enemy of the People

Episode 4: An Enemy of the People

Following an encounter with Jack, the refuse collector at the recycling centre, Ed is persuaded to enter the world of local politics. Jack holds Ed as a bit of a hero after reading his comments on various ballot papers when assisting with the local count at several elections and decides that Ed would make the perfect local councillor. Ed takes very little persuading when he discovers the emoluments he can expect and begins his campaign with the help of his new agent, Maggie.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis

It was a BBC Studios Production.


TUE 08:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b050cx7p)
From 20/10/1963

Down Your Way is in the village of Knotty Ash, Doddy croons a ditty and the World's Worst.

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

Starring Ken Dodd. With Judith Chalmers (Wish You Were Here), John Laurie (Dad's Army), Wallas Eaton, Percy Edwards, Peter Hudson and The Barry Sisters.

BBC Revue Orchestra, Conducted by Malcolm Lockyer

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Produced by Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b012h802)
Something of Value

Reputations are tarnished when the Crown Jewels are sent for cleaning.

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

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

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 1972.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (b09f3ckn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Adventures of John and Tony (b009pn8p)
The Total Hotel Experience

John and his best friend Tony find themselves taking part in a seaside hotel's murder-mystery weekend.

John just wants to play dominoes, but amongst the guests is a woman from his past - with her potatoes.

Written by John Hegley

Starring John Hegley, Simon Munnery, Terry Malloy, Sunny Ormonde and Andy Hockley.

Original music by Nigel Piper.

Director: Anne Edyvean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.


TUE 10:00 Classic Serial (b04lpd9w)
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Episode 2

By Ernest Hemingway
Adapted by Ed Hime

Part 2

High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, camps with a band of guerrillas as they prepare to blow up a vital bridge as part of a Republican offensive during the Spanish Civil War. In the camp Robert Jordan has forged loyalties, made a dangerous enemy and fallen in love. He also has reason to fear that the enemy are aware of the offensive. But as the appointed hour approaches, it may be too late and he must face the inevitable.

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.


TUE 11:00 Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You (b069r66g)
Birthmark

Two thousand dollars for the removal of a birthmark. She wouldn't have bothered if she hadn't been what people called "very beautiful except for..."

Miranda July's critically acclaimed debut story collection. Introduced by Miranda July. Read by Bryony Hannah

Intimate and original, dark, quirky and tender, award-winning filmmaker and performing artist Miranda July brings her extraordinary imagination to the page to produce her first collection of short stories. When first published in 2007, David Eggers wrote;

"these stories are incredibly charming, beautifully written, frequently laugh-out-loud funny, and even, a dozen or so times, profound."

David Byrne said; "Miranda July's is a beautiful, odd, original voice - seductive, sometimes erotic and a little creepy too."

The collection was winner of the Frank O'Connor 2007 International Short Story Award.

Miranda July's first feature-length film, 'Me You and Everyone We Know', which opened in 2005, won The Caméra d'Or prize in Cannes; the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; Best First Feature at the Philadelphia Film Festival; Feature Audience Award for Best Narrative at the San Francisco International Film Festival; and the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

July's first novel The First Bad Man was published in January 2015.

Producer: Karen Rose

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


TUE 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b01s8bz4)
Nicola Baldwin - Tony and Rose

Written by Nicola Baldwin.
With Robert Glenister and Marcia Warren.

4 Extra Debut. When architect Tony McGill returns to England from his home in Germany to attend his Aunt Ruth's funeral, he struggles to come to terms with the strange behaviour of his mother Rose.

Ruth and Rose, both widows, lived and looked after each other, so he thought. But Ruth had tried to protect Tony from the truth and it is only when Tony comes home for the funeral that he realises quite how ill his mother is - with dementia - and that he has little time to sort out what best to do for her.

At first it all seemed so straightforward - just take her back to Germany, to stay with him, his wife Monica and son, Karl Heinz. It soon dawns on Tony, however, that Rose's situation is far more serious than he can handle and he struggles with his decision not to leave her in England and put her in a home.

At the home, things go from bad to worse and Tony's conscience is tested as he watches all dignity being pulled away from her. Before it is too late he takes her on a journey that ultimately buys him a bit of time to come to terms with inevitability of what lies ahead.

Written by Nicola Baldwin

Director: Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 12:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b050cx7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b012h802)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Brontes' Piano (b01d12ny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Marilynne Robinson - Gilead (b09hlwf2)
Episode 2

Reverend John Ames' quiet life is disturbed by the reappearance of a figure from his past. Read by Garrick Hagon. From August 2006.


TUE 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00c3fnn)
The Milky Way

Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy.

Galileo realised that the Milky Way was a glowing band of stars across the sky and philosopher Immanuel Kant recognised that our Sun was just one member of a vast star system. But for centuries, few recognised the true nature of our galaxy. In the late 19th century, William Herschel realised that the Milky Way was a giant body of stars, but still his discovery was ignored. It was not until early in the 20th century that Harlow Shapley began to estimate the distances of the stars and hence map out the Milky Way in three-dimensional detail. Radio astronomy finally yielded the ability to penetrate the dark clouds towards the galactic centre and see the true distribution of matter in the skies.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009xydb)
Nicola Upson - An Expert in Murder, Episode 2

1934. The clues to a murder lead Inspector Penrose to his old acquaintance Josephine Tey. From April 2008.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b01p4ns5)
The Black Count, Episode 2

Tom Reiss's new biography about the novelist Alexandre Dumas' father reveals that he led a life of derring-do that is captured in his son's novels, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Today, an opulent lifestyle is surrendered when the young gallant enlists in the French Army.

Read by Hugh Quarshie.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


TUE 15:00 Classic Serial (b04lpd9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Wordaholics (b04gvtj0)
Series 3, Episode 3

Radio 4's word-obsessed comedy panel game - with stars from across the world of wordplay coming together to score points off each other, under the well-read eye of chairman Gyles Brandreth

Today's panellists are Irish comedian Ed Byrne, Tasmanian stand up and art expert Hannah Gadsby, punmaster general Milton Jones and classics boffin Natalie Haynes.

Today's Letter of the week is 'N'. Ed Byrne explains what the phrase 'nuking the fridge' means and Hannah Gadsby deduces what the Sicilian phrase 'go to Naples' means.

In a round about derogatory terms Natalie Haynes is asked what a 'fishbagger' was in the late nineteenth century and Milton Jones is asked what the American term 'ballclankers' from the 1960s might have meant.

The panellists also attempt to ban their least favourite words including 'blog', 'Christmas', 'fablet' and 'simples'.

And finally they try to unearth the meaning of some words found in a dictionary of thieves' slang from 1673.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.
Producer: Claire Jones.


TUE 16:30 The Adventures of John and Tony (b009pn8p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 1834 (b011klyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b09dy2sb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwks)
Silent Roar

The Colonel persuades Sam and Joshua to help him in his deadly infrasound project. Stars Clare Corbett and Matthew Dyktynski. From February 2006.


TUE 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jp9q)
Series 3, John Inman

Actor John Inman shares memories of his TV, stage and film career with an audience.

John recalls his early career in Rep and his love of playing dames in over 40 pantomimes. He also reveals behind-the-scenes tales playing Mr Humphries in the long-running classic BBC TV sitcom 'Are You Being Served?'.

Producer: Claire Jones

John Inman: Born: 28 June 1935. Died: 8 March 2007

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.


TUE 19:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b050cx7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b012h802)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Brontes' Piano (b01d12ny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You (b069r66g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b01s8bz4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b09dy2sb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01qlhjh)
Series 2, The Literary Festival

Damien and Anthony arrive at a literary festival to promote Damien's book about the culinary habits of the Great Poets. Despite the charming hotel and the peaceful surroundings, the cookery writer can barely disguise his chagrin at his talk being in a tent smaller to other writers he considers lesser than him.

But he soon has the opportunity to get the audience he feels he deserves when a fellow author is knocked unconscious and Damien is asked to fill in. But can he rise to the occasion?

Written by Miles Jupp

Producer: Sam Michell.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09h6w1s)
Jo Bunting 2/3

Every day from 10pm, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats to Have I Got News For You producer and Where's The F In News presenter, Jo Bunting.


TUE 23:00 Revolting People (b00wr9v4)
Series 4, Reunion

Samuel and company hit London, where McGurk has a family get-together. 1775 America sitcom starring Andy Hamilton. From May 2006.


TUE 23:30 Vent (b01g98f4)
Series 3, When Was the Last Time You Saw Your Godfather?

Ben is set to be a godfather, but Mary is not happy about it at all. Comatose comedy starring Neil Pearson and Matthew Kelly. From December 2009.



WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2017

WED 00:00 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jp9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Brontes' Piano (b01d12ny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Marilynne Robinson - Gilead (b09hlwf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Cosmic Quest (b00c3fnn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009xydb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b01p4ns5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Classic Serial (b04lpd9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Wordaholics (b04gvtj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Adventures of John and Tony (b009pn8p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 1834 (b011klyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b09dy2sb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr5l)
Episode 8

With his cover blown in Dorset, the Englishman is pursued by the police - as well as enemy agents - on his on his extraordinary bicycle.

Geoffrey Household's classic British thriller was first published shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939.

Read by Michael Jayston.

Producer: David Jackson Young.

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2004.


WED 06:30 City Messengers (b00d028s)

Documentary following the lives of two of London's 400 cycle couriers, whose working day is spent delivering packages across the city. The job is badly paid and the risk of serious injury is relatively high, yet there is a thriving sub-culture of people who have chosen the freedom of the road above the security of the office.


WED 07:00 The Cavity Within (b00770js)
Episode 3

Having lost their patients, the dental team take extreme measures to rustle up a clientele. So why are Marty and Pete dining in the dark?

Written by Jim Poyser

Starring Chris O'Dowd as Marty, Jeff Rawle as Pete, Mark Straker as Tim, Christine Kavanagh as Anna, Sarah Crowe as Daisy, Mark Straker as Tim, John Rowe as Mr Holmes.
Other parts played by Tracy Wiles, Sam Dale, Paul Biggin and Emma Noakes.

Director: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


WED 07:30 All Those Women (b069jjml)
Series 1, Episode 1

Comedy series by Katherine Jakeways about four generations of women living under one roof.

As relationships wobble, members of the family descend upon Maggie to provide support, plumbing advice and tea. Rent-free, naturally.

All Those Women explores familial relationships, ageing, marriages - it's about life and love and things not turning out quite the way that you'd expected them to. Every week we join Hetty, Maggie, Jen and Emily as they struggle to resolve their own problems, and support one another.

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b00yk0n7)
The Figurehead

Johnson must whittle for all he is worth when Pertwee enters the antiques market.

Starring Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as Number One, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson Lt Commander Stanton, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as Mr Popesgrove and Tenniel Evans as Goldstein.

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 November 1959.


WED 08:30 A Very Private Man (b09g6hw1)
Episode 1

Young couple David and Helen swap the frenzy of Croydon for the serenity of the Yorkshire countryside. But there are obstacles to overcome...

Terry Gregson's north v south sitcom stars Rodney Bewes as David Parkinson, Ann Bell as Helen Parkinson, Daphne Oxenford as Mrs Henderson, Paula Tildrook as Mrs Arthur and Peter Wheeler as Mr Sands.

Produced at BBC Manchester by Ron McDonnell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1981.


WED 09:00 Act Your Age (b00zm0mc)
Series 3, Episode 1

Simon Mayo hosts the three-way battle between the comedy generations to find out which is the funniest. Will it be the Up-and-Comers, the Current Crop or the Old Guard who will be crowned, for one week at least, as the Golden Age of Comedy. This week Holly Walsh is joined by Henry Paker, Lucy Porter is joined by Miles Jupp and Tom O'Connor teams up with Duggie Brown.

Devised and Produced by Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.


WED 09:30 The Sit Crom (b00mbc2k)
Night Exercises

With the sovereign set for a visit, confusion reigns in Lady Anne's bedchamber.

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Stars Joss Ackland as Sir John Firebasket, Denise Coffey as Lady Anne Firebasket, Clive Merrison as Tobias Thynne, Miriam Margoyles as Mercy, alias Melissa Ffortescue-Bottomley, Nickolas Grace as Father Francis, Chris Emmett as Slow Ned/King Charles, Jack Klaff as Gazebo Fogg, Nicky Henson as Posthumous and Peter Hayward as Counter Tenor.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


WED 10:00 Plantagenet (b011d77j)
Series 1, What Is a Man?

By the 1180s - the first of the House of Anjou to be King of England - Henry II had reigned for 30 years and was coming under increasing opposition from his own sons...

Mike Walker's trilogy - inspired by Holinshed's Chronicles, and the accounts of the lives of the Plantagenet Kings.

Starring David Warner as King Henry II, Jane Lapotaire as Queen Eleanor, Joseph Cohen-Cole as Prince Richard, Piers Wehner as Prince Hal, Rhys Jennings as Prince Geoffrey, Stephen Hogan as William Marshall, Bruce Alexander as Bertran de Bourne, Philip Fox as King Louis and John Biggins as Courtier

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 11:00 Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You (b069rpkx)
The Boy From Lam Kien

An agoraphobe meets a young boy - twenty-seven steps from her house.

Miranda July's critically acclaimed debut story collection.

Intimate and original, dark, quirky and tender, award-winning filmmaker and performing artist Miranda July brings her extraordinary imagination to the page to produce her first collection of short stories. When first published in 2007, David Eggers wrote;

"these stories are incredibly charming, beautifully written, frequently laugh-out-loud funny, and even, a dozen or so times, profound."

David Byrne said; "Miranda July's is a beautiful, odd, original voice - seductive, sometimes erotic and a little creepy too."

The collection was winner of the Frank O'Connor 2007 International Short Story Award.

Miranda July's first feature-length film, 'Me You and Everyone We Know', which opened in 2005, won The Caméra d'Or prize in Cannes; the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; Best First Feature at the Philadelphia Film Festival; Feature Audience Award for Best Narrative at the San Francisco International Film Festival; and the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

July's first novel The First Bad Man was published in January 2015.

Producer: Karen Rose

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


WED 11:15 Frances Byrnes - Goldengrove (b01pqn8g)

With life skills to be taught, Derbyshire spinster Margaret transforms young working class girl Narn. Stars Jill Balcon. From July 2008.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b00yk0n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 A Very Private Man (b09g6hw1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 City Messengers (b00d028s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Marilynne Robinson - Gilead (b09hlwt6)
Episode 3

Reverend John Ames struggles to accept the return of a prodigal son. Pulitzer prize-winning fiction read by Garrick Hagon. From August 2006.


WED 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00c3h3t)
Deep Space

Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy.

In 1845 the third Earl of Rosse completed the biggest telescope in the world at his castle in the centre of Ireland. In spite of cloudy skies, this leviathan enabled him to see spectacular detail in the sky, including a spiral structure in certain fuzzy patches known as nebulae. Some of these seemed so big that astronomers thought they must be rotating clouds of gas out of which planetary systems are born.

Henrietta Swan Leavitt refuted this, studying variable stars and realising that a certain type of star varied at a rate that was linked to its brightness. These so-called Cepheid variables could be used to estimate the vast distances of space.

In 1919, the young Edwin Hubble used a new telescope in California to search for Leavitt's Cepheids in spiral nebulae. He discovered, to his astonishment, that the nearest, the Andromeda nebula, lay well outside our own galaxy and constituted an island universe in its own right.

Readers are Timothy West, Robin Sebastian, Julian Rhind-Tutt and John Palmer.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009xydj)
Nicola Upson - An Expert in Murder, Episode 3

Murder mystery set in 1934, blending fact with fiction. The investigation leads Penrose into the theatre world of London's West End. From April 2008.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b01p4ntb)
The Black Count, Episode 3

Tom Reiss's new biography about the novelist Alexandre Dumas' father reveals that he led life of derring-do that is captured in his son's great novels, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Today, General Dumas proves himself on the battlefield and encounters Napoleon Bonaparte for the first time.

Read by Hugh Quarshie.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


WED 15:00 Plantagenet (b011d77j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Act Your Age (b00zm0mc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Sit Crom (b00mbc2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Cavity Within (b00770js)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 All Those Women (b069jjml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwkz)
Dreamtime Is Over

What is being built out in a remote Australian desert? And what havoc will it wreak? Stars Clare Corbett and Matthew Dyktynski. From February 2006.


WED 18:30 Musical Genes (b00hlddk)
Series 2, Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie wrote hundreds of songs charting life in America including 'This Land is Our land'. Tom Morton hears about the man and his music from his eldest son Arlo Guthrie, an acclaimed singer songwriter in his own right who wrote 'Alice's Restaurant' and has recently performed at Celtic Connection.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b00yk0n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 A Very Private Man (b09g6hw1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 City Messengers (b00d028s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You (b069rpkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Frances Byrnes - Goldengrove (b01pqn8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 All Those Women (b069jjml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Before They Were Famous (b03fdjsy)
Series 2, Episode 3

Even the most successful of writers have, at some point, had to take day jobs to pay the bills.
Ian Leslie presents the second series of this Radio 4 spoof documentary, which sheds light on the often surprising jobs done by the world's best known writers in the days before they were able to make a living from their art.

In a project of literary archaeology, Leslie unearths archive examples of early work by great writers, including Fortune Cookie messages written by Germaine Greer, a political manifesto by the young JK Rowling, and a car manual written by Dan Brown. In newspaper articles, advertising copy, and company correspondence, we get a fascinating glimpse into the embryonic development of our best-loved literary voices.

We may know them today for their novels, plays or poems but, once upon a time, they were just people with a dream - and a rent bill looming at the end of the month.

Producers: Anna Silver and Claire Broughton
A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 22:45 No Tomatoes (b0080jxn)
Train Times

Time warnings from Paul Copley and Helen Moon. Sketch show mixing up language and sounds. From October 2007.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09h6wmh)
Jo Bunting 3/3

Every day from 10pm, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats to Have I Got News For You producer and Where's The F In News presenter, Jo Bunting.


WED 23:00 Hard to Tell (b03hwbr9)
Series 2, Episode 2

Second series of the relationship comedy written by Jonny Sweet.

It tells its central love story through the couple's individual conversations with their family and friends. In the process, we are introduced to all manner of relationships from a father and his cherished tour van to two women rivalling for the position of Best Friend, from a brother and sister comparing notes on Brazilians to a vicar and his new parish, and from a lodger's historic fling with a local waitress to a mum's lack of control over her desire to monitor her son's life.

Recorded on location, Hard To Tell's naturalistic, contemporary and conversational style brings new meaning to restaurants, funerals, French dressers and monkey puzzle trees.

Jonny Sweet is also the writer of Radio 4's Party and co-writer/co-star of Chickens on Sky 1.

Episode 2:
It's Valentine's Day and Tom is determined to protect his relationship from the threat of Ellen's ex-boyfriend. He organises a surprise trip and borrows his Dad's old tour van.

Producer: Lucy Armitage
A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 23:30 Radio 9 (b04gnvtq)
Series 2, Episode 4

It's back to groovy 1960s London and a doctor obsessed with Womble songs. Stars Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. From July 2005.



THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2017

THU 00:00 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwkz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Musical Genes (b00hlddk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 City Messengers (b00d028s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Marilynne Robinson - Gilead (b09hlwt6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Cosmic Quest (b00c3h3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009xydj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b01p4ntb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Plantagenet (b011d77j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Act Your Age (b00zm0mc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Sit Crom (b00mbc2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Cavity Within (b00770js)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 All Those Women (b069jjml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr61)
Episode 9

The English fugitive is on the run - with another would-be assassin lurking dangerously near his den.

Geoffrey Household's classic British thriller was first published shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939.

Read by Michael Jayston.

Producer: David Jackson Young.

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2004.


THU 06:30 Alice's Restaurant (b01nwp2j)

Ian McMillan goes in search of the people and places described in Arlo Guthrie's 1960's ballad, Alice's Restaurant and discovers how this eighteen minute song inspired a generation and still plays a unique part in American life today.
It's a piece that's had a profound effect on Ian ever since he first heard it as a twelve year old in Barnsley; his first introduction to small town America and the anti-war movement.On Thursday it'll be played on radio stations across the States, as America celebrates Thanksgiving. This song, that starts with a visit to the town dump and ends lampooning the Vietnam draft, was based on a true Thanksgiving day incident in Guthrie's life.
In the late 60's and 70's no student, either side of the Atlantic, would be thought to have a respectable record collection without the inclusion of the bright yellow LP with a photograph of the bare-chested, bowler-hatted, cutlery-brandishing singer, on the front.
Ian visits Stockbridge,the setting for the song and is taken to the scene of the crime, by the town's current police chief, Rick Wilcox and he goes to Great Barrington to visit the church where it all began.
He meets others for whom the song has been hugely important, including teacher, George Dunn who remembers being at the Rockport Folk Festival in 1968 when Arlo first performed the song for a live audience.
And in Maine Ian sings along with generations of children who've attended The Children's Garden Pre-school, for whom Alice's Restaurant has always been a key part of their curriculum.
Finally Ian's forty year old dream comes true when he meets Alice, now an artist with a gallery in Provincetown on Cape Cod, they talk about what the song has meant to her over the years.
Producer: Lucy Lunt.


THU 07:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b007wznq)
Series 2, Episode 1

After yet another late night on the tiles, Lucy decides it is time for them to shape up and get fit.

But having managed to drag Daniel along with her to gym, how can she then persuade him to leave?

The second series of David Spicer's comedy drama about modern life and parenthood, as seen through the eyes of two 30-something non-parents.

Starring David Tennant as Daniel, Liz Carling as Lucy, Samantha Spiro as Katie and Tony Gardner as Andy.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


THU 07:30 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b09fzbfm)
Series 2, The Financial Crash

Episode 2 - The Financial Crash

Alexei considers the causes and fall-out of the 2008 financial crash, the appeal of Donald Trump and laments his lack of mainstream success.

Written by Alexei Sayle
Performed by Alexei Sayle with Sean Baker
Original music and lyrics by Tim Sutton
Produced by Joe Nunnery
A BBC Studios Production.


THU 08:00 Not in Front of the Children (b0552w74)
Series 1, A Drop of the Soft Stuff

The facts-of-life conversation is enough to drive Henry to drink.

Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, Francis Matthews as Henry Corner, Charlotte Mitchell as Mary and Felix Felton as Mr Barratt.

The comedy mishaps of the Corner family: Jennifer and Henry and their three children Trudi, Amanda and Robin. Family sitcom, Not in Front of the Children originally ran for four series from 1967 to 1970 on BBC TV. Richard Waring adapted his own scripts for this radio version, now fully restored from the original reel-to-reel tapes.

Wendy Craig won a Best Actress BAFTA award for the TV version of Not in Front of the Children in 1969. This was the first of several housewife roles that Wendy Craig was to play on television. Later series included And Mother Makes Three and Butterflies.

Music by Ronnie Hazlehurst

Producer: Trafford Whitelock.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1969.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b007jscs)
Under Two Floorboards

In true Beau Geste style, Neddie Seagoon joins the foreign legion in disgrace. Stars Harry Secombe. From January 1955.


THU 09:00 Counterpoint (b007b5q4)
Series 21, Heat 8

Heat 8: Edward Seckerson is in the chair for the quiz on all kinds of music. Sheila Altree, Andrew Ruddle and Terry Weids compete. From May 2007. Episode 8 of 13.


THU 09:30 HR (b00tppbm)
Series 2, Surfing

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Sam and Peter occupy their retirement time surfing the net. Peter has created a flattering but deeply inaccurate online profile for himself and now has a date. Sam is determined to go along.

Peter ..... Jonathan Pryce
Sam ..... Nicholas Le Prevost
Janice ..... Christine Kavanagh
Drab Woman ..... Sally Orrock
Madwoman ..... Helen Belbin
Man ..... Tony Bell

Director: Peter Kavanagh.


THU 10:00 Plantagenet (b011dd7h)
Series 1, Lionheart

Prince Richard has become heir apparent, but in the face of Henry II's refusal to acknowledge his position, he turns to the Crusades.

Mike Walker's trilogy - inspired by Holinshed's Chronicles, and the accounts of the lives of the Plantagenet Kings.

Starring David Warner as King Henry II, Jane Lapotaire as Queen Eleanor, Ed Stoppard as Richard, Stephen Hogan as William Marshall, John Biggins as King Philip, Raad Rawi as Saladin, Khalid Laith as El-adel, Ewan Hooper as Baldwin, Neil Stuke as Prince John, Philip Fox as Hugh, Rhys Jennings as Robert of Champagne, Piers Wehner as Conrad, Bruce Alexander as the Master and Joseph Cohen-Cole as the Secretary.

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


THU 11:00 Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You (b069rvbs)
This Person and The Man on the Stairs

Two stories, by turns funny, unsettling and dark, from Miranda July's critically acclaimed story collection.

Read by Bryony Hannah

Intimate and original, dark, quirky and tender, award-winning filmmaker and performing artist Miranda July brings her extraordinary imagination to the page to produce her first collection of short stories. When first published in 2007, David Eggers wrote;

"these stories are incredibly charming, beautifully written, frequently laugh-out-loud funny, and even, a dozen or so times, profound."

David Byrne said; "Miranda July's is a beautiful, odd, original voice - seductive, sometimes erotic and a little creepy too."

The collection was winner of the Frank O'Connor 2007 International Short Story Award.

Miranda July's first feature-length film, 'Me You and Everyone We Know', which opened in 2005, won The Caméra d'Or prize in Cannes; the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; Best First Feature at the Philadelphia Film Festival; Feature Audience Award for Best Narrative at the San Francisco International Film Festival; and the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

July's first novel The First Bad Man was published in January 2015.

Producer: Karen Rose

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


THU 11:15 Matthew Solon - The Man Who Came Back (b01hmv4r)

The heroic story of the Shetland Bus and the Norwegians who crossed the North Sea during the height of the Second World War to continue the fight against the occupying German forces.

Matthew Solon retells the story based on real events.

Narrated by John Rowe. With David Howarth, Keith Drinkel, Leif Larsen, Ralf Beck and Eric Allan.

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


THU 12:00 Not in Front of the Children (b0552w74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jscs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Alice's Restaurant (b01nwp2j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Marilynne Robinson - Gilead (b09hlx07)
Episode 4

Jack Boughton reveals the reason for his return to Gilead. Pulitzer prize-winning fiction read by Garrick Hagon. From August 2006.


THU 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00c3h8m)
Einstein's Biggest Blunder

Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy.

In 1915, Albert Einstein found that he had to introduce a new factor into his equations of gravity to prevent the stars from falling in on one another. He called it the cosmological constant. But then, astronomers discovered that the light from galaxies was stretched in a way that could only be explained if the galaxies were flying apart from each other and the universe was expanding.

A recent twist to this tale came in the year 2000, when estimates of the rate of the expansion revealed that the most distant galaxies are accelerating. The only way to explain this was by a force called dark energy - in effect, a cosmological constant.

Readers are Timothy West, Robin Sebastian, Julian Rhind-Tutt and John Palmer.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009xydq)
Nicola Upson - An Expert in Murder, Episode 4

Murder mystery set in 1934. Penrose waits for an opportunity to speak to impresario Bernard Aubrey, but tragedy is about to strike at the theatre. From April 2008.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b01p4nwb)
The Black Count, Episode 4

Tom Reiss's new biography about the novelist Alexandre Dumas' father reveals that he led life of derring-do that is captured in his son's novels, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Today, General Dumas accompanies Napoleon on his ill-fated expedition to Egypt.

Read by Hugh Quarshie.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


THU 15:00 Plantagenet (b011dd7h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Counterpoint (b007b5q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 HR (b00tppbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b007wznq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b09fzbfm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwl8)
Blowback

Nick battles to find the person responsible for his lover Belinda's death. Stars Clare Corbett and Matthew Dyktynski. From February 2006.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00s2ylh)
Series 21, Buckminster Fuller

Responsible for so many classic comedies of the last 30 years - Blackadder, QI, Not the Nine O'Clock News and Spitting Image among them, John Lloyd selects the maverick American architect, Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome, as his choice of a great life.

Matthew Parris hosts, joined by futurist and business strategist, Hardin Tibbs, as they debate the charge that if Buckminster Fuller - who had a molecule named after him, for its resemblance to his geodesic domes - really was the Twentieth Century's answer to Leonardo da Vinci, then why is he so little known about today? A man, John Lloyd argues, who preached environmentalism before the term was coined, so in advance of his times, but yet whose time has come today. Producer: Mark Smalley.


THU 19:00 Not in Front of the Children (b0552w74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jscs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Alice's Restaurant (b01nwp2j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You (b069rvbs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Matthew Solon - The Man Who Came Back (b01hmv4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b09fzbfm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Recorded for Training Purposes (b00h8x2m)
Series 3, Episode 5

Sketch show about modern communication and contemporary obsessions. With Ben Willbond and Rachel Atkins. From February 2009.


THU 23:00 And Now in Colour (b007jvy6)
Series 2, The Grand Tour

The sketch team take their audience on a luxury London excursion. Stars Tim Firth and Michael Rutger. From February 1991.


THU 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jstr)
Series 1, The Sweat of the Mastersons

The family saga of Big Ben, opium dens and men in frocks. Improvised comedy with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence. From May 1993.



FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2017

FRI 00:00 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b00s2ylh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Alice's Restaurant (b01nwp2j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Marilynne Robinson - Gilead (b09g85nx)
Episode 4

Jack Boughton reveals the reason for his return to Gilead. Pulitzer prize-winning fiction read by Garrick Hagon. From August 2006.


FRI 02:15 Cosmic Quest (b00c3h8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009xydq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b01p4nwb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Plantagenet (b011dd7h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Counterpoint (b007b5q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 HR (b00tppbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b007wznq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b09fzbfm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr6j)
Episode 10

The English fugitive is pursued by his sinister nemesis who employs a clever strategy. Read by Michael Jayston. From January 2004.


FRI 06:30 The King of Light Music (b0090qmd)

Alasdair Molloy explores the career of Eric Coates. Although best known for his signature tune to Desert Island Discs and The Dambusters March, Coates's orchestral music is coming back to the concert hall.

Alasdair profiles a man who had to wear shirt, tie and tweed jacket and light up a cigarette before he could sit down and compose, as well as a man keen on photography, fast cars and the Charleston.


FRI 07:00 Safety Catch (b0184tdb)
Series 2, There Will Be Paint

Laurence Howarth's black comedy of modern morality set in the world of arms dealing.

Simon decides it's about time he and his colleagues prove they understand the true horrors of war by getting out there and actually fighting. So it is that team Heathcote Sanders go paintballing. Okay, so it's not quite the same as fighting in an actual war, but you can't expect Simon to take part in one of those - I mean, people actually die in those things. So join Simon for one last time as he searches for the hero inside himself.

Cast:

Simon McGrath.............................Darren Boyd
Anna Grieg..................................Joanna Page
Boris Kemal...............................Lewis Macleod
Judith McGrath..............................Sarah Smart
Angela McGrath............................Brigit Forsyth
Madeleine Turnbull........................Rachel Atkins
Roger/Dave......................................Philip Fox
Guide.............................................Gus Brown

Written by Laurence Howarth

Producer: Dawn Ellis.


FRI 07:30 Dot (b071skpf)
Series 1, The Extraordinary Example of the Ha'penny Exchange

by Ed Harris

Comic adventures with Dot and the gals from personnel. A little East End snotling has infiltrated the Cabinet War Rooms. But Dot's got important propaganda work to do. How will she dispose of the little gremlin, whilst simultaneously concocting a stirring, yet pithy slogan for the war effort? For King and country, she'll bally well try!

Director/Producer Jessica Mitic

Ed Harris has written extensively for radio. In 2013 he won the Radio Academy Award for Best Drama for his War time thriller, 'The Resistance of Mrs Brown'. In 2011 he won the Writer's Guild Award for 'Troll' and was nominated for the Prix Europa for his play for BBC Radio 3: 'The Wall'.

Fenella Woolgar won the Clarence Derwent Award for her role in 'Hedda Gabler' at the Old Vic and most recently played Margaret Thatcher in 'Handbagged' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.

Kate O'Flynn won the Critics Circle Award winner 2013 Most Promising Newcomer for 'Port' at the National Theatre, she also received an Evening Standard Nomination.


FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00v8nk9)
Series 5, Episode 3

An estate agent bully and the Legend of William Tell. Songs and sketches with John Cleese and Bill Oddie. From May 1967.


FRI 08:30 Albert and Me (b007js8c)
Series 1, Looking for a Job

Single dad Bryan needs a job, but can he find an employer who'll let him bring his young son Albert along?

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Terence Alexander as Rex and Madeline Smith as Stephanie.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1977.


FRI 09:00 The Rest Is History (b04wrycv)
Series 1, Episode 5

Frank Skinner loves history, but just doesn't know much of it.

The Rest Is History is a new comedy discussion show which promises to help him find out more about it.

Along with his historian in residence Dr Kate Williams, each episode sees Frank joined by a selection of celebrity guests, who will help him navigate his way through the annals of time, picking out and chewing over the funniest, oddest, and most interesting moments in history.

Frank's guests in this edition of the programme are David Mitchell and Steve Hall.

Produced by Dan Schreiber and Justin Pollard
An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 09:30 Kalangadog Junction (b09g8kzt)
Episode 6

Will Jane be able to refuse a new proposal? Will Gaelene's gold medal dreams come true? Comedy drama set in 1950s Australia. Stars Caroline Quentin. From April 1996.


FRI 10:00 Plantagenet (b011djb6)
Series 1, John, by the Grace of God

Never expecting to succeed to the English throne, Henry II's fourth son reveals a talent for making enemies. Stars Neil Stuke. From February 2010.


FRI 11:00 Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You (b069rydl)
It Was Romance

Can a new age self-help workshop teach women to become more romantic?

Read by Bryony Hannah

Intimate and original, dark, quirky and tender, award-winning filmmaker and performing artist Miranda July brings her extraordinary imagination to the page to produce her first collection of short stories. When first published in 2007, David Eggers wrote;

"these stories are incredibly charming, beautifully written, frequently laugh-out-loud funny, and even, a dozen or so times, profound."

David Byrne said; "Miranda July's is a beautiful, odd, original voice - seductive, sometimes erotic and a little creepy too."

The collection was winner of the Frank O'Connor 2007 International Short Story Award.

Miranda July's first feature-length film, 'Me You and Everyone We Know', which opened in 2005, won The Caméra d'Or prize in Cannes; the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; Best First Feature at the Philadelphia Film Festival; Feature Audience Award for Best Narrative at the San Francisco International Film Festival; and the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

July's first novel The First Bad Man was published in January 2015.

Producer: Karen Rose

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


FRI 11:15 Sarah Daniels - Cross My Heart and Hope to Fly (b00766x0)

Lyn, Dave and Chris learn to recover from illness and loss in quite unexpected ways. Stars Pauline Collins, Jamie Foreman and Kerry Fox. From March 2002.


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00v8nk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Albert and Me (b007js8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The King of Light Music (b0090qmd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Marilynne Robinson - Gilead (b09hly9l)
Episode 5

Reverend Ames strives to put things right between him and Jack Boughton. Pulitzer prize-winning fiction read by Garrick Hagon. From August 2006.


FRI 14:15 Cosmic Quest (b00c3hvl)
How the Universe Began

Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy.

The discovery that the universe is expanding led cosmologists to suggest that its origin lay in a compact, dense, hot fireball. Cambridge astronomer Fred Hoyle thought this so ridiculous that he disparagingly called it the big bang. The name stuck and there followed intense arguments between supporters of the big bang theory and Fred Hoyle and his colleagues, who favoured a steady state universe.

A decisive blow to the latter theory came from a radio telescope in New Jersey in the early 1960s that detected a gentle background glow at microwave radio frequencies that theorists had predicted as the dying embers of the big bang itself.

Readers are Timothy West, Robin Sebastian, Julian Rhind-Tutt and John Palmer.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009xydx)
Nicola Upson - An Expert in Murder, Episode 5

Murder mystery set in 1934, blending fact with fiction. Penrose is nowhere near catching the murderer and is anxious that Josephine could be the next victim. From April 2008.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b01p4nxc)
The Black Count, Episode 5

Tom Reiss's new book reveals that the father of the writer, Alexandre Dumas, led a life of derring-do that is captured in his son's novels. Today, relief at escaping the rigours of campaigning in Egypt turns to disillusion on reaching the Neapolitan coast.

Read by Hugh Quarshie.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


FRI 15:00 Plantagenet (b011djb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Rest Is History (b04wrycv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Kalangadog Junction (b09g8kzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Safety Catch (b0184tdb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Dot (b071skpf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwlh)
Can You Hear That

Can You Hear That: The colonel plans to fire the sonic weapon and risk a global catastrophe. Stars Clare Corbett and Matthew Dyktynski. From February 2006.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b076cg3q)
Series 22, Sukiyaki (Ue o Muite Arukou)

Memories of a prison camp in the Arizona desert, a tsunami and a plane crash are stirred by the bittersweet Japanese song Sukiyaki, a huge global hit of the 1960s.

Originally released in Japan with the title 'Ue o Muite Arukou' ('I Look Up As I Walk'), the song was retitled 'Sukiyaki' (the name for a type of beef stew) for international release. It went to No 1 in the USA, Canada and Australia and placed in the top 10 of the UK singles chart. With melancholy lyrics set to a bright and unforgettable melody, it has since been covered hundreds of times in countless languages.

California peach farmer Mas Masumoto tells the story of his family's internment in an Arizona relocation camp following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and explains what the song meant to him and many other Japanese-Americans in the years after WWII. Violinist and composer Diana Yukawa plays the song as a way to remember her father, who died in the same plane crash that killed Kyu Sakamoto, the original singer of 'Sukiyaki'. Michael Bourdaghs, author of 'Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon', talks about the songwriting team behind the song (Rokusuke Ei, Hachidai Nakamura and Kyu Sakamoto), and the surprising roots of the song in the Japanese protest movement of the early 1960s.

Janice-Marie Johnson of A Taste of Honey talks about writing an English version of the song and how she interpreted the Japanese lyrics. Gemma Treharne-Foose speaks about her experience of travelling to Japan from her home in the Rhondda Valleys, and what the song came to mean to her. And we hear the story of how Ue o Muite Arukou became a 'prayer for hope' following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 from musician Masami Utsunomiya.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.


FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00v8nk9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Albert and Me (b007js8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male (b007jr6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The King of Light Music (b0090qmd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You (b069rydl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 21:15 Sarah Daniels - Cross My Heart and Hope to Fly (b00766x0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


FRI 22:00 Dot (b071skpf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Radio Shuttleworth (b007qs2x)
Series 1, Episode 1

Sheffield aspiring singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth takes over the BBC airwaves. With Leo Sayer. From November 1998.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09gzfdg)
Adam Riches and John Kearns 1/3

The best in contemporary comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats with Adam Riches and John Kearns.


FRI 23:00 Listen Against (b0088nnz)
Series 1, Episode 1

A cheeky round-up of a week's worth of BBC radio that never happened.

Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes rewind and mangle real programmes from across the networks - featuring Scott Mills, Gordon Brown, Steve Wright and John Humphreys - and put them back together the wrong way round.

The brain-child of writer, comic and broadcaster Jon Holmes.

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


FRI 23:30 Chain Reaction (b00gsb87)
Series 2, Lenny Henry interviews Bill Bailey

One feisty comedian grills another in the tag talk show where the guest is the next programme's interviewer. From January 2005.




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

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b009xzbk)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b009xzbk)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b009xydb)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b009xydb)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b009xydj)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b009xydj)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b009xydq)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b009xydq)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b009xydx)

1834 07:00 TUE (b011klyr)

1834 17:00 TUE (b011klyr)

1834 05:00 WED (b011klyr)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b09g69ck)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b09g69ck)

A Very Private Man 08:30 WED (b09g6hw1)

A Very Private Man 12:30 WED (b09g6hw1)

A Very Private Man 19:30 WED (b09g6hw1)

AL Barker - Five Strange Stories 18:45 SAT (b09g3jsv)

AL Barker - Five Strange Stories 00:45 SUN (b09g3jsv)

Act Your Age 09:00 WED (b00zm0mc)

Act Your Age 16:00 WED (b00zm0mc)

Act Your Age 04:00 THU (b00zm0mc)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 MON (b00jzf6b)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 MON (b00jzf6b)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 TUE (b01s8bz4)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 TUE (b01s8bz4)

Albert and Me 08:30 FRI (b007js8c)

Albert and Me 12:30 FRI (b007js8c)

Albert and Me 19:30 FRI (b007js8c)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 07:30 SUN (b045z943)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 17:30 SUN (b045z943)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 SUN (b045z943)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 05:30 MON (b045z943)

Alex Shearer - Getting a Life 07:15 SUN (b007k4br)

Alex Shearer - Getting a Life 14:15 SUN (b007k4br)

Alex Shearer - Getting a Life 02:15 MON (b007k4br)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 07:30 THU (b09fzbfm)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 17:30 THU (b09fzbfm)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 22:00 THU (b09fzbfm)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 05:30 FRI (b09fzbfm)

Alice's Restaurant 06:30 THU (b01nwp2j)

Alice's Restaurant 13:30 THU (b01nwp2j)

Alice's Restaurant 20:30 THU (b01nwp2j)

Alice's Restaurant 01:30 FRI (b01nwp2j)

All Those Women 07:30 WED (b069jjml)

All Those Women 17:30 WED (b069jjml)

All Those Women 22:00 WED (b069jjml)

All Those Women 05:30 THU (b069jjml)

An Hour With Johnners 08:00 SAT (b008jw8h)

An Hour With Johnners 15:00 SAT (b008jw8h)

An Hour With Johnners 03:00 SUN (b008jw8h)

And Now in Colour 23:00 THU (b007jvy6)

As Time Goes By 08:30 SUN (b04y9yzq)

As Time Goes By 12:30 SUN (b04y9yzq)

Before They Were Famous 22:30 WED (b03fdjsy)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b01p7hcr)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b01p09p2)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b01p09p2)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b01p4ns5)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b01p4ns5)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b01p4ntb)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b01p4ntb)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b01p4nwb)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b01p4nwb)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b01p4nxc)

Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll 23:45 MON (b00fw3zq)

Cabin Pressure 22:30 SUN (b0124qtf)

Chain Reaction 23:30 FRI (b00gsb87)

Children in Need: D for Dexter 13:00 SAT (b09hcp9g)

Children in Need: D for Dexter 01:00 SUN (b09hcp9g)

City Messengers 06:30 WED (b00d028s)

City Messengers 13:30 WED (b00d028s)

City Messengers 20:30 WED (b00d028s)

City Messengers 01:30 THU (b00d028s)

Classic Serial 03:00 SAT (b03xcxdx)

Classic Serial 10:00 MON (b04l065l)

Classic Serial 15:00 MON (b04l065l)

Classic Serial 03:00 TUE (b04l065l)

Classic Serial 10:00 TUE (b04lpd9w)

Classic Serial 15:00 TUE (b04lpd9w)

Classic Serial 03:00 WED (b04lpd9w)

Cosmic Quest 02:15 SAT (b00byr2l)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 MON (b00c0ny8)

Cosmic Quest 02:15 TUE (b00c0ny8)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 TUE (b00c3fnn)

Cosmic Quest 02:15 WED (b00c3fnn)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 WED (b00c3h3t)

Cosmic Quest 02:15 THU (b00c3h3t)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 THU (b00c3h8m)

Cosmic Quest 02:15 FRI (b00c3h8m)

Cosmic Quest 14:15 FRI (b00c3hvl)

Counterpoint 09:00 THU (b007b5q4)

Counterpoint 16:00 THU (b007b5q4)

Counterpoint 04:00 FRI (b007b5q4)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jqh1)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jqh1)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jqh1)

Dave Podmore 22:30 MON (b007s7x4)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 07:50 SAT (b00pswyb)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 17:50 SAT (b00pswyb)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 05:50 SUN (b00pswyb)

David Buck - Conflict of Doves 06:00 SAT (b09g357l)

David Buck - Conflict of Doves 16:00 SAT (b09g357l)

David Buck - Conflict of Doves 04:00 SUN (b09g357l)

Dot 05:30 SAT (b0714033)

Dot 07:30 FRI (b071skpf)

Dot 17:30 FRI (b071skpf)

Dot 22:00 FRI (b071skpf)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 07:00 THU (b007wznq)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 17:00 THU (b007wznq)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 05:00 FRI (b007wznq)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 TUE (b09dy2sb)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:30 TUE (b09dy2sb)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 TUE (b09dy2sb)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:30 WED (b09dy2sb)

Five Meet to Make Up Myths 11:30 SAT (b00xchg6)

Five Meet to Make Up Myths 21:30 SAT (b00xchg6)

Frances Byrnes - Goldengrove 11:15 WED (b01pqn8g)

Frances Byrnes - Goldengrove 21:15 WED (b01pqn8g)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 01:00 SAT (b007jr3t)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 06:00 MON (b007jr4r)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 13:00 MON (b007jr4r)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 20:00 MON (b007jr4r)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 01:00 TUE (b007jr4r)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 06:00 TUE (b007jr54)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 13:00 TUE (b007jr54)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 20:00 TUE (b007jr54)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 01:00 WED (b007jr54)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 06:00 WED (b007jr5l)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 13:00 WED (b007jr5l)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 20:00 WED (b007jr5l)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 01:00 THU (b007jr5l)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 06:00 THU (b007jr61)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 13:00 THU (b007jr61)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 20:00 THU (b007jr61)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 01:00 FRI (b007jr61)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 06:00 FRI (b007jr6j)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 13:00 FRI (b007jr6j)

Geoffrey Household - Rogue Male 20:00 FRI (b007jr6j)

Goodness Gracious Me 23:00 SAT (b01pdy85)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00s2ylh)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b00s2ylh)

H Rider-Haggard - She 18:00 SUN (b0076z26)

H Rider-Haggard - She 00:00 MON (b0076z26)

HR 09:30 THU (b00tppbm)

HR 16:30 THU (b00tppbm)

HR 04:30 FRI (b00tppbm)

Hard to Tell 23:00 WED (b03hwbr9)

Hello Cheeky 08:00 MON (b00dy523)

Hello Cheeky 12:00 MON (b00dy523)

Hello Cheeky 19:00 MON (b00dy523)

I Think I've Got a Problem 23:00 SUN (b00cc4qg)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (b09dxdcy)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 17:30 MON (b09dxdcy)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (b09dxdcy)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 05:30 TUE (b09dxdcy)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b00v8nk9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b00v8nk9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b00v8nk9)

In and Out of the Kitchen 22:30 TUE (b01qlhjh)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 14:15 SAT (b0420nnw)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 02:15 SUN (b0420nnw)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b09g3bwf)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b09g3bwf)

Isy Suttie's Love Letters 22:30 SAT (b042l78d)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 SAT (b00cfzsp)

Jami Attenberg - Saint Mazie (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (b060c9qb)

Jami Attenberg - Saint Mazie (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (b060c9qb)

Just a Minute 09:00 MON (b00tj74s)

Just a Minute 16:00 MON (b00tj74s)

Just a Minute 04:00 TUE (b00tj74s)

Kalangadog Junction 04:30 SAT (b09fggby)

Kalangadog Junction 09:30 FRI (b09g8kzt)

Kalangadog Junction 16:30 FRI (b09g8kzt)

Katie Hims - The Kiss: Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b071c3p1)

Katie Hims - The Kiss: Omnibus 13:00 SUN (b071c3p1)

Katie Hims - The Kiss: Omnibus 01:00 MON (b071c3p1)

Listen Against 23:00 FRI (b0088nnz)

Living with Betty 09:30 MON (b09g5sd6)

Living with Betty 16:30 MON (b09g5sd6)

Living with Betty 04:30 TUE (b09g5sd6)

Marilynne Robinson - Gilead 14:00 MON (b09hlvrg)

Marilynne Robinson - Gilead 02:00 TUE (b09hlvrg)

Marilynne Robinson - Gilead 14:00 TUE (b09hlwf2)

Marilynne Robinson - Gilead 02:00 WED (b09hlwf2)

Marilynne Robinson - Gilead 14:00 WED (b09hlwt6)

Marilynne Robinson - Gilead 02:00 THU (b09hlwt6)

Marilynne Robinson - Gilead 14:00 THU (b09hlx07)

Marilynne Robinson - Gilead 02:00 FRI (b09g85nx)

Marilynne Robinson - Gilead 14:00 FRI (b09hly9l)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 23:30 SAT (b00qcn23)

Matthew Solon - The Man Who Came Back 11:15 THU (b01hmv4r)

Matthew Solon - The Man Who Came Back 21:15 THU (b01hmv4r)

Maya Jasonoff - The Dawn Watch 09:00 SUN (b09g40dy)

Maya Jasonoff - The Dawn Watch 20:00 SUN (b09g40dy)

Millport 07:00 MON (b0075ttx)

Millport 17:00 MON (b0075ttx)

Millport 05:00 TUE (b0075ttx)

Miranda Emmerson - Iz 18:00 SAT (b046kwqf)

Miranda Emmerson - Iz 00:00 SUN (b046kwqf)

Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You 11:00 MON (b069r3rg)

Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You 21:00 MON (b069r3rg)

Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You 11:00 TUE (b069r66g)

Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You 21:00 TUE (b069r66g)

Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You 11:00 WED (b069rpkx)

Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You 21:00 WED (b069rpkx)

Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You 11:00 THU (b069rvbs)

Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You 21:00 THU (b069rvbs)

Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You 11:00 FRI (b069rydl)

Miranda July - No One Belongs Here More Than You 21:00 FRI (b069rydl)

Musical Genes 18:30 WED (b00hlddk)

Musical Genes 00:30 THU (b00hlddk)

No Tomatoes 22:45 WED (b0080jxn)

Not in Front of the Children 08:00 THU (b0552w74)

Not in Front of the Children 12:00 THU (b0552w74)

Not in Front of the Children 19:00 THU (b0552w74)

Old Harry's Game 22:00 SAT (b008pb1r)

Pat Barker - Regeneration 02:00 SAT (b09fgttq)

Peter Tinniswood - The Admiral of the Night 16:00 SUN (b09f8vsk)

Peter Tinniswood - The Admiral of the Night 04:00 MON (b09f8vsk)

Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials 09:00 SAT (b09g3bwc)

Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials 19:00 SAT (b09g3bwc)

Plantagenet 10:00 WED (b011d77j)

Plantagenet 15:00 WED (b011d77j)

Plantagenet 03:00 THU (b011d77j)

Plantagenet 10:00 THU (b011dd7h)

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Plantagenet 10:00 FRI (b011djb6)

Plantagenet 15:00 FRI (b011djb6)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b09g4l3j)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b09g4l3j)

Radio 9 23:30 WED (b04gnvtq)

Radio Shuttleworth 22:30 FRI (b007qs2x)

Recorded for Training Purposes 22:30 THU (b00h8x2m)

Rembrandt Today 06:30 MON (b00yb5ck)

Rembrandt Today 13:30 MON (b00yb5ck)

Rembrandt Today 20:30 MON (b00yb5ck)

Rembrandt Today 01:30 TUE (b00yb5ck)

Revolting People 23:00 TUE (b00wr9v4)

Safety Catch 05:00 SAT (b017skx3)

Safety Catch 07:00 FRI (b0184tdb)

Safety Catch 17:00 FRI (b0184tdb)

Sarah Daniels - Cross My Heart and Hope to Fly 11:15 FRI (b00766x0)

Sarah Daniels - Cross My Heart and Hope to Fly 21:15 FRI (b00766x0)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 18:00 MON (b007jwkl)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 00:00 TUE (b007jwkl)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 18:00 TUE (b007jwks)

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Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 18:00 WED (b007jwkz)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 00:00 THU (b007jwkz)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 18:00 THU (b007jwl8)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 00:00 FRI (b007jwl8)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 18:00 FRI (b007jwlh)

Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b06ry20g)

Soul Music 18:30 FRI (b076cg3q)

That Reminds Me 18:30 TUE (b007jp9q)

That Reminds Me 00:30 WED (b007jp9q)

The Adventures of John and Tony 09:30 TUE (b009pn8p)

The Adventures of John and Tony 16:30 TUE (b009pn8p)

The Adventures of John and Tony 04:30 WED (b009pn8p)

The Al Read Show 08:00 SUN (b00ctjz6)

The Al Read Show 12:00 SUN (b00ctjz6)

The Brontes' Piano 06:30 TUE (b01d12ny)

The Brontes' Piano 13:30 TUE (b01d12ny)

The Brontes' Piano 20:30 TUE (b01d12ny)

The Brontes' Piano 01:30 WED (b01d12ny)

The Cavity Within 12:30 SAT (b00770f8)

The Cavity Within 07:00 WED (b00770js)

The Cavity Within 17:00 WED (b00770js)

The Cavity Within 05:00 THU (b00770js)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b09gsrkk)

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The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b007jscs)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b007jscs)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b007jscs)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:00 SAT (b007jx22)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:00 TUE (b050cx7p)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:00 TUE (b050cx7p)

The Ken Dodd Show 19:00 TUE (b050cx7p)

The King of Light Music 06:30 FRI (b0090qmd)

The King of Light Music 13:30 FRI (b0090qmd)

The King of Light Music 20:30 FRI (b0090qmd)

The Kiss 02:30 SAT (b008x4s6)

The Listening Project 11:50 SUN (b02yqqgg)

The Listening Project 19:50 SUN (b02yqqgg)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 THU (b007jstr)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b012h802)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b012h802)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b012h802)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b09g4fdk)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b09g4fdk)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b00yk0n7)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b00yk0n7)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b00yk0n7)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (b09f3ckn)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (b09f3ckn)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:30 MON (b00gl4t1)

The Rest Is History 04:00 SAT (b04ws4hy)

The Rest Is History 09:00 FRI (b04wrycv)

The Rest Is History 16:00 FRI (b04wrycv)

The Sit Crom 09:30 WED (b00mbc2k)

The Sit Crom 16:30 WED (b00mbc2k)

The Sit Crom 04:30 THU (b00mbc2k)

The Strange Death of the Establishment 01:30 SAT (b0076ly2)

Vent 23:30 TUE (b01g98f4)

Weak at the Top 23:30 SUN (b00tgch7)

What Is a Story? 15:45 SUN (b061tfn2)

What Is a Story? 03:45 MON (b061tfn2)

Wordaholics 16:00 TUE (b04gvtj0)

Wordaholics 04:00 WED (b04gvtj0)

World Book Club 10:10 SUN (b09g42jj)

World Book Club 21:10 SUN (b09g42jj)

Yes Yes Yes 07:30 SAT (b007kvvs)

Yes Yes Yes 17:30 SAT (b007kvvs)

Yes Yes Yes 05:30 SUN (b007kvvs)