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SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2018

SAT 00:00 BD Chapman - Orbiter X (b0788cnv)
Return to Woomera

With their ship patched up, the crew of Orbiter 2 aim for Earth - but will the Commonwealth Space Project realise the incoming incommunicado ship is a friendly one?

BD Chapman's adventure in the conquest of space in 14 parts.

Stars John Carson as Captain Bob Britton, Andrew Crawford as Captain Douglas McClelland, Barrie Gosney as Flight Engineer Hicks, Donald Bisset as Colonel Kent, John Witty as Captain Jack Bradley, Leslie Perrins as Sir Charles Day and Peter Noel Cook as Control Officer Brown.

Producer: Charles Maxwell
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.


SAT 00:30 Mastertapes (b01nq1c0)
Series 1, Suzanne Vega (the A-Side)

The second programme of this new series in which John Wilson talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's iconic Maida Vale Studios, each edition includes two episodes. In Episode 1 (The A side), John asks the artist about the album in question, and then, in the B-side, the audience puts the questions. Both editions feature exclusive live performances.

Programme 2, A-side "Solitude Standing". Singer and songwriter Suzanne Vega discusses the influences behind her platinum-selling second album, released 25 years ago, which included hits like "Luka" and the title track.

She explains that it was her manager who saw the potential of "Luka" and convinced her that a song with a social message could be a hit.

She recalls how the tune for "Tom's Diner" came to her while she was walking down Broadway after having been to the real Tom's restaurant.

And she discusses the way in which images and words were part of her life from a very early age and have influenced her work.

In the next programme (The B-side) it'll be the turn of the audience to ask Suzanne the questions.

Producer: Emma Kingsley.


SAT 01:00 Falco (b00r32wz)
The Iron Hand of Mars, Episode 5

Roman detective Falco and his fellow prisoners are marched through the forest and finally meet the legendary Celtic priestess Veleda.

Justinus takes matters into his own hands when he volunteers to negotiate with her, but Falco is worried that he doesn't fully understand the implications of the meeting.

Starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco, Gary Lewis as Helveticus and Oliver Hembrough as Justinus.

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


SAT 01:30 Captain Fantastic - Bobby Moore (b007kw2v)

A profile of England's World Cup winning captain, Bobby Moore (1941 -1993).

Angus Loughran looks back at his footballing star qualities as a player and leader - with Bobby Charlton, Martin Peters and Jimmy Armfield.

Producer: Clare Davison
Made for BBC Radio 5 Live by Campbell Davison Media and first broadcast in 2001.


SAT 02:00 WE Johns - Biggles Flies North (b007lrnj)
Southward Again

With the Jupiter stranded, thoughts of rescue fade as the chums realise who is roaring towards them. Read by Michael Palin. From August 1981.


SAT 02:15 The History of the Future (b01mkzgw)
Leonardo da Vinci

Juliet Gardiner continues her History of the Future with a look at the designs of Renaissance Man Leonardo da Vinci. Juliet views his designs for warfare which seem to prefigure the modern tank and helicopter, and tries to understand how the culture of 15th century Florence with its political and religious turmoil as well as artistic flowering spoke to Leonardo's vision of the future. Many of Leonardo's inventions were astonishingly ahead of their time, but he is also a man firmly of his time, a time in which God, and the Revelation of the judgement of the Apocalypse depicted on the roof of the Baptistry would determine the end times for all. Juliet speaks to Evelyn Welch and Martin Kemp.

Produced by Victoria Shepherd
A Juniper Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b08wr9fp)
The Days of Anna Madrigal, Episode 5

Tales of the City: The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin. Dramatised by Lin Coghlan.
Ep 5

Michael, Ben and Shawna arrive at the Burning Man festival. And Mrs Madrigal remembers her troubled relationship with Lasko.

Director/Producer Gary Brown.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b01r9wcb)
Jared Diamond - The World Until Yesterday, Diet and Health

Diet and health.

Extract from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond's powerful new book which suggests that traditional societies offer a window onto how our ancestors lived for millions of years - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms - and can provide unique, often overlooked insights into human nature.

Read by Crawford Logan.

Abridged by Robin Brooks.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


SAT 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bd8jb)
27 November - 1 December 1917

The third omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week, in 1917, when Germany and the new Russian government began a cessation of hostilities.

Cast
Kitty Lumley ..... Ami Metcalf
Sarah Illingworth ..... Naomi Frederick
Isabel Graham ..... Keely Beresford
Iris Reed ..... Charlie Hardwick
Phyllis Marshall ..... Christine Absalom
Adeline Lumley ..... Helen Schlesinger
Bill McCracken ..... Caolan McCarthy
Cressida Marshall ..... Isabella Inchbald
Ethel Manning ..... Sophie Scott
Edie Chadwick ..... Kathryn Beaumont
Eva Reynolds ..... Sophie Scott
Johnnie Marshall ..... Paul Ready
Kenny Stokoe ..... Dean Logan
Lester Reed ..... Trevor Fox
Marion Wardle ..... Laura Elphinstone
Matilda James ..... Hannah Wood
Maud Drummond ..... Vineeta Rishi
Molly Duckett ..... Victoria Bewick
Peggy Tanney ..... Abbie Andrews
Joyce Lyle ..... Tracy Whitwell
Lad 1 ..... Edmund Wiseman
Lad 2 ..... Philip Correia
Stanley Hobbs ..... David Nellist
Beatrice Marshall ..... Eviee Lavery
Cristine de Groot ..... Ysabelle Cooper
Gussie Marshall ..... Grace Doherty
Peter Lumley ..... Bea White

Written by Sarah Daniels
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Story-led by Shaun McKenna
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.


SAT 04:00 Whispers (b007k3jj)
Series 3, Episode 6

Gyles Brandreth hosts the scandals quiz with Lucy Moore, Anthony Holden, John O'Farrell and Dan Tetsell. From November 2005.


SAT 04:30 Street and Lane (b00w5rgj)
Series 2, Going for Broke

The Yorkshire builders are warned over a dodgy landlord - and a birth is imminent...

Series 2 of Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby's comedy stars Shaun Dooley as Johnny Street, Fine Time Fontayne as Arthur Lane, Muzz Khan as Pete and Bethan Walker as Lucy.

Producer: David Hunter
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


SAT 05:00 Capital Gains (b00snlx2)
Series 2, Development Capital

There must be a way to stop the Haiku Jack Consortium from covering the land in concrete. Accidental billionaire Julius Hutch turns to the law - and goes beyond it.

Starring Peter Jones as Julius Hutch.

With Celestine Randall as Pauline Hutch, Justine Midda as Kate, Jeffrey Wickham as Sexton Lewis, Stephen Thorne as Sir Gainford Blounty, Jillie Meers as Dahlia Sprout, David Holt as Ted Smoothie and Brian Perkins as Himself.

Scripted by Collin Johnson.
Producers: Andy Jordan and David Blount
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


SAT 05:30 The Break (b07j40ww)
The Girl from the South

Uncle Jeff (Philip Jackson), out of the blue, decides that his nephew Andy (Tom Palmer) needs a girlfriend. Andy decides that he does not. Jeff persists - Fish Shop Frank (Mark Benton) has his niece visiting from down south, and she is, by all accounts, "a lovely girl".

While waiting for Andy to agree, Jeff takes him to the local hypermarket ostensibly for supplies, but in fact because Jeff has read in a magazine that supermarkets are the ideal place for young singles to meet.

While Jeff is wrongly detained for shoplifting, Andy runs into an old flame from London, Liz (Shobna Gulati). She's staying with her Uncle Frank - so this is the "lovely girl" Jeff's been banging on about! How can Andy rekindle the relationship with his old flame without - annoyingly - oving Jeff right?

Writers: Ian Brown and James Hendrie
Producer/Director: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 06:00 Grant Eustace - Absolute Discretion (b067wz55)

2nd October 1873: Chemistry student Arthur Vernet travels to Dorset to investigate a mystery around the home of the Earl of Warminster and his family.

Starring Ben Daniels as Arthur Vernet, Brett Usher as the Earl of Warminster, Jane Slavin as Alice Selwood, Maxine Audley as Lady Edith Gratton and Elizabeth Kelly as Lady Maude Gratton.

Directed in Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


SAT 07:30 Byzantium Unearthed (b00dxdd3)
Episode 2

Historian Bettany Hughes presents a series that uses the latest archaeological evidence to learn more about the empire of Byzantium and the people who ruled it.

Bettany examines the public and private life of the Byzantines. Women had unprecedented power in the Empire, as did the mysterious 'third sex' of eunuchs. But in this part-Roman, part-fundamentalist Christian state, dangerous political factions would keep the blood of political dynasties flowing.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b03tr295)
John Tavener

Sir John Tavener became a popular composer of classical music. Sir Nicholas Kenyon explores how he achieved this, through archive and through conversation with Lady Tavener, in her first interview since her husband's death, and with Tavener's friends. These include the cellist Steven Isserlis, the oboist Nicholas Daniels, and Martin Neary, Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey at the time of Princess Diana's funeral, when Tavener's Ode to Athene accompanied her coffin from the Abbey and brought his music to a wider public.

Producer Marya Burgess.


SAT 09:00 How to Have a Hit Show (b09sn83p)

Maria Friedman - actress, singer and musical theatre director - explores the BBC archives to hear advice from the great songwriters of the past about How to Have a Hit Show.

The BBC archives teem with interviews with the great songwriters which were carried out for landmark series like "Ragtime to Rock 'n' Roll" decades ago, but which have rarely had an airing since, apart from short snippets. All the songwriting greats are there- from early interviews with Rodgers and Hammerstein to Irving Berlin, Yip Harburg, Dorothy Fields and Cy Coleman. More modern songwriters like Stephen Sondheim and many others also feature strongly. Recordings of the legendary song performers also abound - the great names who premiered the seminal show roles like Ethel Merman, and Mary Martin.

This compilation takes the audience through the journey of writing a hit musical show, from first thought to the final performance as seen through the eyes - and ears- of these great names. Divided into different sections- The Idea, The Producer, The Songs, The Orchestrator etc , Maria uses the archives to take us on a journey which explores all the different facets of songwriting, promoting and plugging within the narrative of composing that one elusive hit show. With examples like Alan Jay Lerner describing how he sweated over one line in a lyric for two months, we provide a window into a creative world interwoven with music.

Maria will also re-introduce us to some standalone programmes featuring the great names of songwriting history and the musicals they created.

Producer: Emma Kingsley.


SAT 12:00 Winston (b007jn9c)
Winston in Love, I'm in Love, I'm in Love

Now that Nancy has fallen in love with Roland from the Ministry of Whatsisname, she doesn't like to remember what happened with Winston under the old beech tree at Winterleaf Gunner...

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

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
First broadcast on BBC Radio in December 1990.


SAT 12:30 The Right Time (b009v5dn)
Series 2, Episode 1

From the perils of seduction to topless sunbathing. 40 is the new 21.

Sketch show about life, written and performed by people who have lived a bit.

Stars Eleanor Bron, Graeme Garden, Neil Innes, Paula Wilcox, Clive Swift and Roger Blake.

Written by Graeme Garden, Neil Innes, John Pidgeon, Jan Etherington, Julie Balloo and Ramone Towers.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex.
Producer: Helen Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002.


SAT 13:00 Doris Lessing - Riot Girls: The Good Terrorist (b09sn83r)
Omnibus 1/2

A band of inept revolutionaries in a London squat are trying to court the IRA while Alice is homemaking. Stars Olivia Vinall.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09sn83t)
Sharleen Spiteri

Lead singer of Texas, Sharleen Spiteri, chooses 'Rock the Casbah' by The Clash and 'These Boots Are Made For Walking' by Nancy Sinatra.


SAT 14:15 Down Your Way (b09sn83w)
Helen Cresswell in Eakring

Writer Helen Cresswell explores the Nottinghamshire village that inspired her children's books and TV series.

Down Your Way was a schedule staple for decades - starting on the BBC Home Service in 1946 and ending its run on BBC Radio 4 in 1992. Using a variety of hosts, including Richard Dimbleby and Brian Johnston, the programme toured villages, towns and cities across the UK. At the height of the series' success in the 1950s, it was attracting 10 million listeners a week.

Helen Cresswell (1934-2005)

Producer: John Holmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b03tr295)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Grant Eustace - Absolute Discretion (b067wz55)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Byzantium Unearthed (b00dxdd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b05zlq6v)
The Oseidon Adventure

The first time the fearsome Kraals attempted to take over the Earth, with the help of their android agents, things didn't go quite according to plan - thanks to the time-travelling alien Doctor and his allies at UNIT.

This time, Marshal Grinmal and his belligerent cohorts are ready for them. This time, they'll make no mistakes. This time, Chief Scientist Tyngworg has not just one plan, but a back-up plan, and a back-up back-up plan worked out...

With the Doctor a prisoner on the Kraals' radiation-blasted home planet of Oseidon, only his companion Leela can save the day - alongside a most unlikely ally.

Tom Baker is the Fourth Doctor, with his ancient warrior companion, Leela, played by Louise Jameson.

Written by Alan Barnes and directed by Ken Bentley.

A Big Finish production.


SAT 19:00 How to Have a Hit Show (b09sn83p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Old Harry's Game (b007jpdn)
Series 2, G.U.T.

Bored Satan's debate on the motivation of scientists leads to a startling discovery. Satanic sitcom starring Andy Hamilton. From May 1998.


SAT 22:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00773xs)
Series 1, Episode 5

The award-winning comic brings us the torrid tale of Justine's jeans and the sad story of a second gap year. From February 2007.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09t2m1w)
Barry Ferns 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Barry Ferns.


SAT 23:00 The Mark Steel Solution (b007jmrl)
Series 2, The Royal Family Should Be Chosen By a Weekly Lottery

Mark Steel proposes that the royal family be chosen by a lottery. From April 1994.


SAT 23:30 Alice's Wunderland (b03kv491)
Series 2, Episode 1

A trip to the woods of Wunderland, a poundland of magical realms. This week, it's the Wunderwoods Widderday.

Sketch show by Alice Lowe.

Also starring Richard Glover, Simon Greenall, Rachel Stubbings, Clare Thomson and Marcia Warren.

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner.



SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2018

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b05zlq6v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Doris Lessing - Riot Girls: The Good Terrorist (b09sn83r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09sn83t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Down Your Way (b09sn83w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b03tr295)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Grant Eustace - Absolute Discretion (b067wz55)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Byzantium Unearthed (b00dxdd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) (b08xh9tt)
The Days of Anna Madrigal, Episode 1

Anna Madrigal is now 92, but the ghosts in her past are troubling her. Is she prepared to confront them? Stars Kate Harper. From July 2017.


SUN 07:15 RK Narayan Stories (b01dbfnc)
Trail of the Green Blazer

A distinctive jacket seems to beckon pickpocket Raju over the cacophony of a bustling Indian market. Read by Sam Dastor. From May 1991.


SUN 07:30 Reception (b03bddck)
Nature's Way

A sitcom about two men sitting behind a desk, starring Adrian Scarborough, Morwenna Banks and Amit Shah. Written by Paul Basset Davies.

After a weekend in the sticks with his historical re-enactment society, Brian waxes lyrical about the idea of retiring to the country. Danny is scornful - he's is barely on speaking terms with Mother Nature. But then Clarissa introduces a trainee to work with them, and possibly replace one of them. Danny is smitten with the young woman but Brian wonders why a spoiled little rich girl is working with them on the reception desk. When he discovers the answer he and Danny desperately need to find a way to get rid of her.

Can Danny resolve his conflict between love and loyalty, or will Brian have to retire sooner than he expected - and break up the old team?

Producer: Anna Madley
An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 Ray's a Laugh (b01hl2g5)
From 25/10/1949

Ted's horoscope is astoundingly accurate and George tries to solve a mystery.

Starring Ted Ray.

With Kitty Bluett, Peter Sellers, Patricia Hayes, Fred Yule and Leslie Perrins.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray.

Music from Bob & Alf Pearson and The Beaux and The Belles.

BBC Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black.

Producer: George Inns

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1949.


SUN 08:30 Harry Worth in Things Could Be Worse (b09snb0y)
The 10.15 to Gatwick

Harry's off on a trip to Munich, but his journey to the airport goes off the rails...

Written by David McKellar and David Renwick.

Starring Harry Worth. With John Baddeley, John Graham and Miriam Margolyes.

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1976.


SUN 09:00 Richard Morris - Yorkshire (Omnibus) (b09snb10)

Yorkshire is one of Europe's most geologically varied areas - a realm where mountain, plain, coast, chalk hills, wetland and heath intermingle.

In Richard Morris's 'Yorkshire' we discover the county through eyes of artists (J MW Turner, William Callow, Henry Moore) and writers' imaginations (The Brontes, Winifred Holtby, JB Priestley).

We journey to strange places, like the county's netherworld of caves, mines and tunnels, and confront dark subjects such as the part played by Whitby and Hull in the emptying of Arctic seas and shores of whales and bears.

'Yorkshire' explores the tumultuous history of God's Own County and asks why it has so often been to the fore in times of conflict or tension (think Wars of the Roses, Civil War, Cold War, the miners' strike of 1984).

Both in area and population Yorkshire today is larger than many member countries of the UN, yet remains just an English county. Richard Morris delivers a wide-ranging, lyrical and very personal history of Yorkshire.

Richard Morris is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Huddersfield. He was Director of the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) from 1991 to 1999.

His interest in churches, settlement, historical topography, cultural history and aviation are reflected in essays, articles and books. His book Time's Anvil: England, archaeology and the imagination was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and shortlisted for the 2015 Archaeological Book of the Year.
His other publications include 'Churches In The Landscape' (1989); and biographies of Guy Gibson (1994) and Leonard Cheshire (2000).

Written by Richard Morris
Abridged by Pete Nichols
Read by Philip Jackson and Becky Wright
Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4Yorkshire is one of Europe's most geologically varied areas - a realm where mountain, plain, coast, chalk hills, wetland and heath intermingle.

In Richard Morris's 'Yorkshire' we discover the county through eyes of artists (J MW Turner, William Callow, Henry Moore) and writers' imaginations (The Brontes, Winifred Holtby, JB Priestley).

We journey to strange places, like the county's netherworld of caves, mines and tunnels, and confront dark subjects such as the part played by Whitby and Hull in the emptying of Arctic seas and shores of whales and bears.

'Yorkshire' explores the tumultuous history of God's Own County and asks why it has so often been to the fore in times of conflict or tension (think Wars of the Roses, Civil War, Cold War, the miners' strike of 1984).

Both in area and population Yorkshire today is larger than many member countries of the UN, yet remains just an English county. Richard Morris delivers a wide-ranging, lyrical and very personal history of Yorkshire.

Richard Morris is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Huddersfield. He was Director of the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) from 1991 to 1999.

His interest in churches, settlement, historical topography, cultural history and aviation are reflected in essays, articles and books. His book Time's Anvil: England, archaeology and the imagination was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and shortlisted for the 2015 Archaeological Book of the Year.
His other publications include 'Churches In The Landscape' (1989); and biographies of Guy Gibson (1994) and Leonard Cheshire (2000).

Written by Richard Morris.
Abridged by Pete Nichols.
Read by Philip Jackson and Becky Wright.
Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b03bsbb0)
Roger and Cal - Leaving Home for the Circus

Fi Glover presents a timely conversation about leaving home for college. Cal will be leaving his father Roger in County Down when he sets off for Bristol; the same thing is happening all over the nation. But Cal's course is less common: he'll be studying circus arts, proving once again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.
The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can upload your own conversations or just learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b09snb12)
Medicine, Science and Engineering, James Dyson

James Dyson: 4 Extra Debut. From Bob Dylan to Henry Purcell. Inventor Sir James Dyson shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From June 1999.


SUN 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b09rzmn0)
Series 1, Anna Sale

Radio 4 Extra explores the world of podcasts and finds the best on offer.

Each week, Amanda Litherland and a guest presenter recommend one or two podcasts from the BBC and beyond. From some of the most popular series, to lesser-known hidden gems, they feature their favourite finds and speak with the people who make them.

This week's guest, Anna Sale, host of WNYC's Death Sex and Money, beams in from sunny California for an all-American episode including Death Sex and Money and NPR's Rough Translation.


SUN 12:00 Ray's a Laugh (b01hl2g5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Harry Worth in Things Could Be Worse (b09snb0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) (b08xh9tt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 RK Narayan Stories (b01dbfnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 James Joyce - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (b09sncnr)
Omnibus

Stephen Dedalus is growing up and absorbing the culture and religion of his native Ireland. As he matures, he begins to question the values and ideas on which his life is built.

Stephen goes away to school for the first time. Wells pushes him into a ditch and during the fever that ensues, he has a vision of his own death. But it is the nationalist politician Parnell who has died.

James Joyce's autobiographical masterpiece. Read by Andrew Scott and abridged by Sara Davies.

Music is 'Oft in the Stilly Night' by Sir John Stevenson, performed by Robin Harris.

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


SUN 15:45 Tom Courtenay - Dear Tom (b007k1sc)
Episode 5

As he earns more success, there's a bittersweet conclusion to actor Sir Tom Courtenay's memoir of the loving letters sent by his mother Annie from Hull.

Sian Thomas plays his mother Annie.

Published in 2000. Abridged in five parts by Penny Leicester.

Producer: Sarah Johnson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SUN 16:00 Louisa May Alcott - A Marble Woman (b09sncnt)

Recently orphaned Cecilia Stein turns up at the door of a large gothic mansion, home to genius sculptor Bazil Yorke. Jilted by the child's mother many years ago, Yorke decides to use the daughter to punish the sins of the mother.

Sexual repression, opium addiction and love collide in Louisa May Alcott's Gothic tour de force - dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Starring Bill Paterson as Bazil Yorke, Amanda Root as Cecil Stein, John McArdle as Germain, Charles De'Ath as Alfred, Sarah Parkes as Mrs Norton, Geoffrey Banks as Anthony, Becky Simpson as Young Cecil and Robert Pollard as Young Alfred.

Producer: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b09sncnw)
New Lyrical Ballads, Episode 1

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'New Lyrical Ballads' featuring 26 leading poets reading work inspired by the originals.

In the first of two programmes, Britain's current poets read their own work inspired by Wordsworth and Coleridge's original Lyrical Ballads.

That slim volume of poetry, published in Wine Street in Bristol, is renowned for its radical preface and considered to have marked the beginning of the English Romantic movement in literature.

Featuring: Fleur Adcock, Patience Agbabi, John Burnside, Gillian Clarke, Paul Farley, David Harsent, Kathleen Jamie, Liz Lochhead, Ian McMillan, Andrew Motion, Sean O'Brien, Alice Oswald, Ruth Padel, Don Paterson, Jean Sprackland and Michael Symmons Roberts.

Introduced by festival director, Andrew Kelly.

Recorded at the Bristol Festival of Ideas which commissioned the work and gathered all the poets together to read their work to an expectant audience.

Producer: Tim Dee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SUN 17:30 Reception (b03bddck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 MR James Stories (b09sng2y)
Martin's Close

'What see you in the comer of the court, that you fix your eyes on it and not on me, your Judge?'

Will the trial of Squire George Martin need help from beyond the grave to convict him of murder?

MR James's ghostly tale adapted by Michael and Mollie Hardwick

Stars Donald Wolfit as Judge Jeffreys, Frank Partington as Thomas Snell, Barbara Mitchell as Betty Clark, Anthony Hall as George Martin, Rolf Lefebvre as Parson Matthews, Sheila Grant as Ann Clark, George Hagan as Clerk of the Court, Daphne Heard as Sarah Arscott, Francis Larkin as William Reddaway, Earle Grey as the Recorder, Godfrey Kenton as the Attorney General and Donald McKillop as the Marshal.

Producer: Charles Lefeaux

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1963.


SUN 18:30 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jn5r)
Series 2, Living With Death

Elevated to the priesthood of God-King Ra - the captive crew of Space Force seize a chance to escape.

Charles Chilton's second intergalatic adventure series in six-parts.

Starring Barry Foster as Captain Saxon Berry, Nicky Henson as Chipper Barnett, Nigel Stock as Magnus Carter, Tony Osoba as Lodderick Sincere.

With Wendy Murray, Willoughby Goddard and Bernard Brown.

Charles Chilton wrote and produced many popular and successful radio programmes for the BBC - including the classic 1950s serial 'Journey into Space' - charting the adventures of Captain Jet Morgan. This fired the imagination of millions, years before the first moon landing. It was the last radio drama to record higher ratings than the new young upstart television!

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1985.


SUN 19:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b09rzmn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Richard Morris - Yorkshire (Omnibus) (b09snb10)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b03bsbb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b09snb12)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Reception (b03bddck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Meet David Sedaris (b03kp2kh)
Series 4, Episode 2

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

This week, a story dealing with the guilt he sometimes feels as a result of writing stories about his family in "Repeat After Me" and some more extracts from his hilarious diary.

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b09rzk0m)
Series 18, Episode 3

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

Featuring Arnold Jorge, Luke Kempner and Alison Thea-Skot.

Script Editors: Gemma Arrowsmith and Jenny Laville
Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Hayley Sterling
Production Co-ordinator: Nick Coupe

This week we call Theresa May's Security Hotline, meet Greybeard and Huw Edward's tells us everything's fine.

Newsjack is lovingly assembled with jokes and sketches supplied by the Great British Public and brought to life by a revolving cast of sketch performers.

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

Details for submitting material can be found on the Newsjack programme page. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kvs8r.


SUN 23:30 The Iguanodon (b0075cj0)
Big Fat Liars

Don O'Reilly discovers smoking and hiding do not mix - and they all come second in a run-in with some very insistent pirates.

The passengers and crew of 'The Iganodon' are still adrift in the Woe Betides.

A three-part comedy adventure by Paul Lucas.

Starring Paul Haigh as Sam Varley, Bernard Cribbins as Mr Brook, Rosemary Leach as Isabel, Dermot Crowley as Don O'Reilly, John Arthur as the Captain, Patsy Byrne as Harriet and Sally Phillips as Laura.

Other parts played by Fred Harris and Kevin Eldon.

Producer: Jo Clegg

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.



MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2018

MON 00:00 MR James Stories (b09sng2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jn5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) (b08xh9tt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 RK Narayan Stories (b01dbfnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 James Joyce - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (b09sncnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Tom Courtenay - Dear Tom (b007k1sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Louisa May Alcott - A Marble Woman (b09sncnt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b09sncnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Reception (b03bddck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Falco (b00r35gz)
The Iron Hand of Mars, Episode 6

Just as he thinks his mission is drawing to a close, Falco has a fateful encounter with a missing legate and a giant Celtic bull. But he doesn't manage to close the case without the help of his resourceful girlfriend Helena, and the intervention of a small child.

Starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco, Anna Madeley as Helena Justina, Gary Lewis as Helveticus and David Holt as Xanthus.

Dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


MON 06:30 Happy Days - The Children of the Stones (b01n1rbx)

Writer and comedian Stewart Lee explores the ground breaking television series Children of the Stones and examines its special place in the memories of those children who watched it on its initial transmission in a state of excitement and terror.

The programme includes contributions from series co-creator Jeremy Burnham, singer Julian Cope, cast members and fans.

In 1977 HTV launched the revolutionary children's television drama telling the story of an astrophysicist and his son who arrive in the village of Milbury to study ancient stones. The residents greet each other with the phrase 'Happy day' and the community is held in a strange captivity by the psychic forces generated by the circle of giant Neolithic stones which surround it.

Filmed at Avebury in Wiltshire, it is a strangely atmospheric production with the baleful, discordant wailing voices of the incidental music increasing the tension.

The story, involving a temporal paradox and issues of individuality and community assimilation thematically challenged the after-school audience, which included Stewart Lee.

In this documentary Lee returns to Avebury to discuss the serial's impact, examine its influence on him and explore the history and secrets of the ancient stones.

1970s kids may have dived behind the sofa during Doctor Who, but it was Children of the Stones that gave them nightmares.

The series is frequently cited by those who remember it as one of the scariest things they saw as children.


MON 07:00 Winston (b007ylvk)
Winston in Love, Taking Tea With Roland

Nancy wants her new man to meet the family, but will old rogue Winston sabotage the event? Stars Bill Wallis. From January 1991.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b09rx4s5)
Series 80, Episode 1

Nicholas Parsons presents the iconic panel show. Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Jenny Eclair and Tony Hawks try to speak for a minute on a variety of topics.


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jzps)
A House on the Cliff

The lad's after a new home, but is it really the best idea to get Sid to build it?

Starring Tony Hancock, Moira Lister, Bill Kerr and Sidney James.

Special guests: Brian Johnston and Raymond Baxter.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1955.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jrnv)
Series 3, Ten Seconds From Now

The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon is set to take part in a secret worldwide radio broadcast.

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 Private Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, Frank Thornton as the BBC producer and Larry Martyn as Private Walker.

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 September 1976.


MON 09:00 Quote... Unquote (b07z414v)

Quote ... Unquote, the popular quotations quiz, returns for its 40th anniversary series.

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

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

Episode 5

Comedian and writer Arnold Brown
Director, producer and author Lissa Evans
Educationalist and writer Christopher Frayling
Author and critic Erica Wagner

Presenter ... Nigel Rees
Reader ... Charlotte Green
Producer ... Carl Cooper
Production co-ordinator ... George Pierpoint

This is a BBC Studios Production.


MON 09:30 Pankhiraj (b07mf5zt)
The Move

Can Sripurna find new tenants for her flat? Will Malati's comedy gig be a success?

Tanika Gupta's four-part comedy stars Meera Syal as Malati, Vinny Dhillon as Rehana, Souad Faress as Sripurna, Charubala Chokshi as Dida, Geoffrey Beevers as Geoffrey and Bhasker Patel as Nishith.

Director: Michelle Matherson Frederick

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


MON 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdc91)
4-8 December 1917

The fourth omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week, in 1917, when Jerusalem was surrendered to the British.

Cast
Duncan Chadwick ..... Mark Stobbart
Edie Chadwick ..... Kathryn Beaumont
Joyce Lyle ..... Tracy Whitwell
Marion Wardle ..... Laura Elphinstone
Fraser Chadwick ..... Edmund Wiseman
Alan Lowther ..... David Seddon
Esther O'Leary ..... Anna Bolton
Ethel Manning ..... Sophie Scott
Hannah O'Leary ..... Mia Bainbridge
Iris Reed ..... Charlie Hardwick
Johnnie Marshall ..... Paul Ready
Joseph Fannon ..... Shaun Prendergrast
Judith Turner ..... Kate Okello
Kenny Stokoe ..... Dean Logan
Lester Reed ..... Trevor Fox
Matilda James ..... Hannah Wood
Maud Drummond ..... Vineeta Rishi
Peggy Tanney ..... Abbie Andrews
Phyllis Marshall ..... Christine Absalom
Ray Wardle ..... Cleo Wealleans- Watts
Sarah Illingworth ..... Naomi Frederick
Stella Wardle ..... Morgan Armstrong
Trevor Lamb ..... Philip Correia

Written by Caroline Horton
Directed by Ciaran Bermingham
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

Story led by Shaun McKenna
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.


MON 11:00 The Interview (b00770d8)
The Nut House

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh. Short story written and read by comedian Ian MacPherson. From October 2006.


MON 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b037d18g)
Christopher William Hill - Hush! Hush! Whisper Who Dares!

1969. Ernest Shepard looks forward to a V&A retrospective of his drawings for Winnie-the-Pooh. But then, in an imagined meeting with the now grown-up Christopher Robin Milne, some painful truths emerge. By Christopher William Hill.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jzps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jrnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Falco (b00r35gz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Happy Days - The Children of the Stones (b01n1rbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 WE Johns - Biggles Flies North (b007m72r)
A New Peril

As the evil McBain plots to steal the gold, the air ace flies off in pursuit. Michael Palin reads Captain WE Johns' adventure. From August 1981.


MON 14:15 The History of the Future (b01mqmkt)
Malthus

Juliet Gardiner continues her History of the Future with a look at the predictions of the clergyman and economist, Thomas Robert Malthus.

This late-18th century vision of the future came from an urgent problem Malthus identified, which threatened the future of the masses. The problem, as he saw it, was that population growth would outstrip man's ability to feed himself. Unless population was controlled by man, famine and disaster would inevitably result.

Malthus developed this theory in 1798 in his essay The Principle of Population. He was a man of God - the curate in a parish in rural Surrey from where he was well-placed to notice that he was christening more babies than he was burying, and became alarmed about levels of rural poverty on his doorstep. To modern ears his predictions seem startlingly prescient as we struggle with population explosion in many parts of the world, and fret about our ability to feed ourselves with finite resources, debating the merits of GM crops.

Juliet Gardiner digs down into the predictions to discover how the future looked from where Malthus stood. Where did his dark vision about future population come from in a society which had not yet conducted a census? Juliet speaks to Donald Winch and Niall O'Flaherty and visits the Surrey parish where Malthus preached, christened and buried the dead.

Produced by Victoria Shepherd
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b08x8ptb)
The Days of Anna Madrigal, Episode 6

Tales of the City: The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin. Dramatised by Lin Coghlan.
Episode 6
The final series of Tales of the City. Now ninety-two, Mrs Madrigal has arrived back in her home town of Winnemucca and she recalls a troubling encounter with her friend Lasko. Meanwhile at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, Michael tells Mary Ann of Shawna's offer.

Director/Producer Gary Brown

'The Days of Anna Madrigal' is the ninth novel of Armistead Maupin's bestselling 'Tales of the City' series. It features one of modern literature's most unforgettable characters - Anna Madrigal, the legendary landlady of 28 Barbary Lane as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past.


MON 14:45 Leo Tolstoy - A Confession (b09snhqd)
Faith

Early doubts about religion and the existence of God.

By the time he was 50, Russian writer Leo Tolstoy had found fame and success through his great literary achievements. He had a wife and family, and a large estate. But he hadn't found what was most important: the meaning of life.

A Confession compellingly describes his search for the truth. Read by Joss Ackland.

Abridged in ten episodes by Andrew Simpson.

Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


MON 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdc91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b07z414v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Pankhiraj (b07mf5zt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Winston (b007ylvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b09rx4s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 BD Chapman - Orbiter X (b078cv0k)
A Flight Against Time

With the Commonwealth Space Project now aware of Unity's plans, Britton, McLelland and Hicks return to Orbiter X.

First broadcast in 1959, a bold plan to conquer space begins with prefabricated components of space station 'Orbiter X' being transported up from Earth, but the task proves perilous...

BD Chapman's adventure stars John Carson as Captain Bob Britton, Andrew Crawford as Captain Douglas McClelland, Barrie Gosney as Flight Engineer Hicks, Donald Bisset as Colonel Kent, Gerik Schjelderup as Max Kramer and Ian Sadler as Neasen.

Shaped like a giant wheel and code-named 'Orbiter X', the space station is designed to circle Earth, travelling in a rapid polar orbit - boasting synthetic gravity, produced by the rotation around the central hub.

Fact and fiction were curiously interwoven, as a fortnight before broadcast, the Soviet Luna 2 space probe crash landed on the Moon.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast in 14 parts on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b09snjyf)
Simon Evans and Matt Harvey

Sue MacGregor and her guests - comedian, Simon Evans and poet, Matt Harvey - discuss books by Kingsley Amis, Russell Hoban and Joan Wyndham. From 2005.

Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
Publisher: Penguin Classics

Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Love Lessons by Joan Wyndham
Publisher: Virago Modern Classics.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jzps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jrnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Falco (b00r35gz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Happy Days - The Children of the Stones (b01n1rbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 The Interview (b00770d8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b037d18g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b09rx4s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 A Short Gentleman (b018xt55)
Episode 1

Robert sails through all his exams, but finding a girlfriend is more testing.

Hugh Bonneville stars as Robert Purcell, QC, a perfect specimen of the British Establishment, who applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life.

Jon Canter's comic novel 'A Short Gentleman' adapted by Robin Brooks.

'Brilliant, but for God's sake don't let this book fall into the hands of any women - if they find out what we're really like we'll never hear the end of it.' Charlie Higson

'A witty, accomplished, and highly entertaining warning about the folly of ambition.' Mail on Sunday

'Elegantly written, civilised and genuinely funny.' The Scotsman

'Robert is infectious. You might just catch yourself bringing his loathsome logic to your own domestic dilemmas.' Time Out.

Jon Canter read Law at Cambridge, where he was President of Footlights, then worked as an advertising copywriter before becoming a radio and TV scriptwriter. His comic novels include Seeds of Greatness, A Short Gentleman and Worth.

Director: Jonquil Painting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra (b09snjyh)
Series 22, Episode 8

Jeremy Hardy, Andy Hamilton, Vicki Pepperdine and Susan Calman are Miles's guests for the last episode in the current series.


MON 23:45 Crème de la Crime (b008f8hc)
Series 3, This Carriage for Justice

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore probe a murder and false accusations. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From April 2003.



TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2018

TUE 00:00 BD Chapman - Orbiter X (b078cv0k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b09snjyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Falco (b00r35gz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Happy Days - The Children of the Stones (b01n1rbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 WE Johns - Biggles Flies North (b007m72r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 The History of the Future (b01mqmkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b08x8ptb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Leo Tolstoy - A Confession (b09snhqd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdc91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b07z414v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Pankhiraj (b07mf5zt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Winston (b007ylvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b09rx4s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09snl2d)
Mountain Horror

Leaving a glittering London party, Milkie discovers arson and bloodshed in the mountains of north Wales...

Nigel Baldwin's taut political thriller in six parts.

Starring Dennis Waterman as Milkie, Ray Smith as the Teller, Bethan Jones as Beth, Annest Wilam as Valmai, Richard Elfyn as Huw, Robert David as Dewi, Terry Victor as Rhys, Sian Summers as Sian, Eluned Jones as Pauline, Michael Povey as Gordon, Tara Dominick as Kate, Terry Dauncey as Lord Cambria, Timothy Bateson as Rushton and Emma Gregory as Sharon.

Producer: Jane Dauncey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


TUE 06:30 Really Happening! (b00vcqjf)

In the Sixties, the Happening was what was really happening on the international visual art scene. Instead of people visiting galleries to look at art objects, audiences became involved in a series of events that made no distinction between observer and observed, and sometimes didn't seem to have a beginning, middle or end. Happenings paved the way for performance art and live art. And the 60s wouldn't have been half as groovy without them. Early Happenings, like Allan Kaprow's 18 Happenings in 6 Parts, Claes Oldenburg's Snapshots From A City and Al Hansens' Requiem For W.C. Fields, inspired a generation of young artists, and grabbed the attention of the public. In this programme, Bob Dickinson re-imagines the Happening with contemporary artists and writers including RoseLee Goldberg, Ilana Mitchell, Andrea Cusmano, and Lorenzo Fusi. Dickinson also investigates the way Happenings travelled around the world, to Asia and Europe, thanks to Nam June Paik in Korea and Japan, Adrian Henri in Liverpool, the Viennese Aktionists, Joseph Beuys in Germany, and Yves Klein in France.

As Happenings became part of popular culture, they became increasingly spectacular, and in 1967 Britain's biggest ever example of the activity was staged at Alexandra Palace in London - the 24 Hour Technicolour Dream. It was a high-point, in more ways than one, for the hippie counterculture, but it also marked the point when Happenings stopped being art. We meet an eye-witness. Cntemporary artists, such as Tanya Bruguera from Cuba, are revisiting and reviving several of Allan Kaprow's classic Happenings for a new audience - and we find out what happens when she tries them out on the streets and shops of Liverpool.


TUE 07:00 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b007jr8f)
Series 1, Dib Dib Dib

Lovelorn Jason must face life without Debbie. Can Michael and the Sweater Girls' first gig take his mind off being single?

The lives of the Stockport-based, Conroy family - in series 1 of Jim Poyser and Damian Lanigan's comedy drama.

Starring Dominic Monaghan as Jason, Jason Done as Michael, Stefan Escreet as Dave, John McArdle as Eddie, Emma Clarke as Collete, Beverley Callard as Maureen, Jo-Anne Knowles as Debbie and Dan Maier as Mr Bickerstaff.

Music: Big George

Producer: Neil Mossey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.


TUE 07:30 Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey (b09ry6k4)
Series 1, Murder

Brand new stand-up from Sara Pascoe.

Sara will be exploring our modern social world though theories of Evolutionary Psychology and more. How does our monkey past influence our modern lives and how come we can still get emotionally hijacked by our primitive emotions?

In this first episode Sara's taking on a subject that fascinates and intrigues as much as it repels us: Murder. Happily the human animal is much more of a pacifist than lots of our other mammal relations, including meerkats (the adverts have lied to us). But even the most patient among us has probably been driven to murderous thoughts on occasion, especially when your sister steals your clothes.

From sibling rivalry, to pair bonding this is an informative and hilarious look at one of the darker aspects of human behaviour.

Recorded on location at The RAF Museum, Collindale

Written by and starring Sara Pascoe
Production co-ordinator Toby Tilling
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production.


TUE 08:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b007jx51)
Doddy's Daft Half Hour, from 20/08/1972

The King of Knotty Ash examines black magic and lands a part in a horror movie. Or does he?

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Hugh Paddick, Miriam Margolyes, Talfryn Thomas, John Graham and Jo Manning Wilson.

Devised and written by Ken Dodd with Malcolm Cameron, Stewart Campbell, Norman Beedle, Peter Tonkinson and John Pye.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Geoff Alderson.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in August 1972.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b015h1xd)
Vipers in the Bosom

Whitehall gets worried. Could the bungling bureaucrats be secret spies?

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley, John Graham and Hilary Pritchard.

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 June 1974.


TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra (b09snjyh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Crème de la Crime (b008f8hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdkmb)
11-15 December 1917

The fifth omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week, in 1917, when Crimea proclaimed its independence, as a secular Muslim state, advocating ethnic and gender equality..

Cast
Marion Wardle ..... Laura Elphinstone
Iris Reed ..... Charlie Hardwick
Fraser Chadwick ..... Edmund Wiseman
Johnnie Marshall ..... Paul Ready
Dilys Walker ..... Ellie Piercy
Alan Lowther ..... David Seddon
Charlie Long ..... Oliver Devoti
Cressida Marshall ..... Isabella Inchbald
Duncan Chadwick ..... Mark Stobbart
Edie Chadwick ..... Kathryn Beaumont
Esther O'Leary ..... Anna Bolton
Ethel Manning ..... Sophie Scott
Isabel Graham ..... Keely Beresford
Judith Turner ..... Kate Okello
Kitty Lumley ..... Ami Metcalf
Lester Reed ..... Trevor Fox
Margaret Ainsworth ..... Susie Riddell
Matilda James ..... Hannah Wood
Maud Drummond ..... Vineeta Rishi
Peggy Tanney ..... Abbie Andrews
Phyllis Marshall ..... Christine Absalom
Sarah Illingworth ..... Naomi Frederick
Trevor Lamb ..... Philip Correia
Yates ..... Neil McCaul
Peter Lumley ..... Bea White

Written by Shaun McKenna
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.


TUE 11:00 The Interview (b00770ds)
The Last Comeback

An aging diva is about to be interviewed by her occasional lover. But he's indisposed. Sian Preece short story read by Joanna Tope. From October 2006.


TUE 11:15 Matthew Dunster - Depth of Field (b007636p)

18-year-old Michael is obsessed with crisps and heavy metal group Nirvana. He also has a mild form of autism known as Asperger syndrome.

Matthew Dunster's drama explores how Michael copes with unexpected events in his life, like his best friend Jilly's pregnancy - and family deceit.

Stars Lee Ingleby as Michael, Elizabeth Spriggs as Grandma, Marsha Thomason as Jilly, Nicky Evans as Stuart, Barbara Marten as Irene, Russell Dixon as David and Robert Pickavance as Jack.

With our thanks to the National Autistic Society.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Pauline Harris.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


TUE 12:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b007jx51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b015h1xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09snl2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Really Happening! (b00vcqjf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 WE Johns - Biggles Flies North (b007m9sh)
Ginger Acts Alone!

Trapped in a flaming jailhouse by the angry mob, the air ace is left with two equally harrowing choices. Read by Michael Palin. From August 1981.


TUE 14:15 The History of the Future (b01mqp1y)
Marx

Juliet Gardiner continues her History of the Future with a look at the ideas of Karl Marx.

We have reached the middle of the 19th century and a very different vision of the future from those we have encountered along the way from Ancient Greece. This is a future that is predetermined - but not by God. For Karl Marx, predicting the future was informed by what he saw as the inexorable workings of economic forces in society.

Marx held that all societies progress through the dialectic of class struggle - a struggle between those who own the means of production and the workers who provide the labour to make goods. Marx predicted that Capitalism would inevitably produce internal contradictions and tensions that would lead to its self-destruction and replacement by the new system of Socialism, in which society would be governed by the working class.

Marx was born into a middle class family of Jewish origin in Trier in the Prussian Rhineland in 1818. In 1843, he arrived in Paris, a ferment of revolutionary ideas, and it was in the French capital that Marx met his collaborator Freidrich Engels. After attending the Communist League in December 1847, Marx and Engels produced The Communist Manifesto which fed into the demands for social and political change which culminated in the revolutions that swept Europe in 1848. Following the failure of these revolutions, the Marx family fled to London.

Juliet Gardiner visits the Red Lion pub in Soho where Marx used to hold political meetings and speaks to his biographer Gareth Steadman Jones, getting a sense of the revolutionary fervour that was in the air at the time Marx was in London, and how the future looked from there.


TUE 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b08x998c)
The Days of Anna Madrigal, Episode 7

Tales of the City: The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin. Dramatised by Lin Coghlan.
Episode 7

Mrs Madrigal remembers how Lasko tried to humiliate him.

Director/Producer Gary Brown.


TUE 14:45 Leo Tolstoy - A Confession (b09snl6x)
The Search for Answers

Leo Tolstoy's passionate search for the meaning of life. Can writing and family provide the answer? Read by Joss Ackland. From February 1993.


TUE 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdkmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Jest a Minute (b0133g72)
Series 1, Episode 5

Justin Moorhouse, Sarah Millican, Chris Corcoran and Jeff Green star in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz. From September 2006.


TUE 16:30 Such Rotten Luck (b0667t0l)
Series 2, We Poets All Rejoice

Determined to scoop a rival biographer, the struggling writer visits Berlin. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith. From December 1991.


TUE 17:00 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b007jr8f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey (b09ry6k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 BD Chapman - Orbiter X (b078dqb6)
Building the Space Station

Britton, McLelland and Hicks play along with Unity's evil plan to commandeer space station, Orbiter X.

BD Chapman's adventure in the conquest of space in 14 parts.

Stars John Carson as Captain Bob Britton, Andrew Crawford as Captain Douglas McClelland, Barrie Gosney as Flight Engineer Hicks, Gerik Schjelderup as Max Kramer, Arthur Lawrence as Gelbin, Donald Bisset as Colonel Kent, Leslie Perrins as Sir Charles Day and Peter Noel Cook as Control Officer Brown.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.


TUE 18:30 And the Academy Award Goes To... (b00h9dkm)
Series 2, Shakespeare in Love

Continuing with his look at Oscar-winning films and what they tell us about the society that gave birth to them, Paul Gambaccini turns to Shakespeare in Love which won the Oscar for Best Picture, despite being a comedy, and for Best Supporting Actress, despite its recipient Judi Dench's appearance in the film being one of the shortest to win an award.


TUE 19:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b007jx51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b015h1xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09snl2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Really Happening! (b00vcqjf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 The Interview (b00770ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Matthew Dunster - Depth of Field (b007636p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey (b09ry6k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b01r5s28)
Series 9, How to Be a Man in the 21st Century

Stand by your radios! Jeremy Hardy returns to the airwaves with a broadcast of national comic import as he asks the question "Does power come from the barrel of a gun or from a jar of onion marmalade?"

Helping him fail to find the answers will be actor and Jeremy regular Gordon Kennedy ("Absolutely", "Sherlock") and special guest Katy Brand.

Welcome to "Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation", a series of debates in which Jeremy Hardy engages in a free and frank exchange of his entrenched views. Passionate, polemical, erudite and unable to sing, Jeremy returns with a new series of his show, famous for lines like -
"Kids should never be fashion slaves, especially in the Far East. My 12-year old daughter asked me for a new pair of trainers. I told her she was old enough to go out and make her own" and, "Islam is no weirder than Christianity. Both are just Judaism with the jokes taken out."

Few can forget where they were twenty years ago when they first heard "Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation". The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays. The Light Entertainment department was besieged, questions were asked in the House and Jeremy Hardy himself became known as the man responsible for the funniest show on radio since Money Box Live with Paul Lewis.

Since that fateful first series, Jeremy went on to win Sony Awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

The show is a Pozzitive production, and is produced by Jeremy's long-standing accomplice, David Tyler.

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


TUE 23:00 Warhorses of Letters (b03pdhkq)
Series 3, Episode 1

First in a new series of the world's best-loved epistolary equine comedy-romance, as we reveal more of the recently-discovered, passionate letters between the Duke of Wellington's horse Copenhagen (played by Daniel Rigby) and Napoleon's steed Marengo (played by Stephen Fry), with an introduction by Tamsin Greig.

Beginning at the height of the Battle of Waterloo and Marengo's close brush with death our heroes deal with the aftermath of battle as Marengo becomes part of the spoils of war. Will defeat bring him exile to St Helena at his master's side, or will be be untied with his true love Copenhagen? And if the latter, should they rebrand themselves as hot new power-couple Mopenhagen? Or Carengo?

Written by Robbie Hudson and Marie Phillips
Produced by Gareth Edwards.


TUE 23:15 Poets' Tree (b00shngl)
Episode 1

Poet Paul Hamilton's magazine features classics and an unusual person trying poetry out. Stars Kevin Eldon. From April 2008.


TUE 23:30 The Mel and Sue Thing (b0076b3z)
Episode 5

A tennis battle of the sexes, Jane Austen and TV sleuths. Sketches with Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. From October 2002.



WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2018

WED 00:00 BD Chapman - Orbiter X (b078dqb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 And the Academy Award Goes To... (b00h9dkm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09snl2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Really Happening! (b00vcqjf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 WE Johns - Biggles Flies North (b007m9sh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 The History of the Future (b01mqp1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b08x998c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Leo Tolstoy - A Confession (b09snl6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdkmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Jest a Minute (b0133g72)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Such Rotten Luck (b0667t0l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b007jr8f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey (b09ry6k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sq996)
Politics of Darkness

Did fanatical nationalists attack an old lady? Milkie finds Welsh political currents run dark and deep.

Nigel Baldwin's taut political thriller in six parts.

Starring Dennis Waterman as Milkie, Ray Smith as the Teller, Bethan Jones as Beth, Emma Gregory as Sharon, Richard Elfyn as Huw, Sue Roderick as Sioned, Eluned Jones as Pauline and Terry Victor as Rhys.

Producer: Jane Dauncey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


WED 06:30 The Nose School (b00tr3ps)

Fuelling a multi-million pound industry. Rosie Goldsmith discovers the ancient and secretive art of perfume-making. From March 2005.


WED 07:00 The Architects (b03xgslr)
Series 1, What's the Point?

Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths' comedy series set in a struggling architectural practice. With Sir Lucien's signature brutalist style hopelessly out of fashion, he seeks to overcome his creative block in the spas of Baden-Baden. Unfortunately for Tim, he needs someone to share the experience with.

Directed by Toby Swift.


WED 07:30 Bridget Christie's Utopia (b09rz65d)
Series 1, The Countryside

Witness episode 3 of award-winning stand-up comedian Bridget Christie's BBC Radio 4 comedy series, Bridget Christie's Utopia.

As Bridget Christie struggles to come to terms with current world events - Kim Jong-un, the melting polar ice caps and parakeets in her garden reminding her of Brexit, she embarks on a comic quest for her Utopia - a way of living that will make her less anxious and enable her to have her first happy wee since the Brexit vote in 2016.

EPISODE 3 : COUNTRYSIDE

In this third episode of the series, Bridget explores the countryside - to see if that will make her happier. Could living on a rural commune or moving her family to the country be the answer to all her problems? Or will life still be completely rubbish? In her tour of the countryside, Bridget meets a woman who runs her own commune - Fran Blockley - in rural Wales. Could a new life in the countryside help this town mouse switch off?

Stand-up show recorded in front of a studio audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Starring: Bridget Christie.
With special guest Fran Blockley.
Producers: Simon Nicholls and Alison Vernon-Smith.

A BBC Studios Production.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b05vrv5r)
The Potarneyland Fishing Limit

Instead of going on leave, the Admiral sends the crew of HMS Troutbridge off on fishery protection...

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, Heather Chasen as Heather, Michael Bates as the Skipper and Tenniel Evans as AS Goldstein.

The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series on BBC Radio between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1960.


WED 08:30 Round the Horne (b00j05wz)
Series 1, Episode 9

Kenneth Horne trails 'The Spy Who Came With A Cold' and pops round for a trim from riah shushers, Julian and Sandy at Bona Bouffant.

Starring Kenneth Horne. With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.

Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London.

Announcer: Douglas Smith

Round The Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio comedy Beyond Our Ken, after the end of writer Eric Merriman's involvement. Using the same cast and producer, Barry Took and Marty Feldman were persuaded to write the scripts - which led to four series that ran between 1965 and 1968 - packed full of parodies, recurring characters, catchphrases and double-entendres.

Music by Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers and The Fraser Hayes Four.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1965.


WED 09:00 Many a Slip (b007jrx1)
From 20/08/1974

Roy Plomley chairs as Eleanor Summerfield and Isobel Barnett battle David Nixon and Paul Jennings as they compete in the panel game to spot mistakes.

With some tune-twisters from Steve Race.

Devised and written by Ian Messiter.

Producer: Trafford Whitelock

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1974.


WED 09:30 The Right Time (b009z658)
Series 2, Episode 2

Everybody's wearing beige, crossed wires and bailiffs.

Sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit.

Stars Eleanor Bron, Graeme Garden, Neil Innes, Paula Wilcox, Clive Swift and Roger Blake.

Written by Graeme Garden, Neil Innes, John Pidgeon, Jan Etherington, Julie Balloo, Ramone Towers, Trevor Walker,Michael Fitch, John Dowie, Colin Bostock-Smith and Andrew Nickolds.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002.


WED 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdnqt)
18-22 December 1917

The sixth omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week, in 1917, when negotiations for peace between Russia and Germany began at Brest-Litovsk.

Written by Shaun McKenna
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.


WED 11:00 The Interview (b00770fb)
Scissors, Paper, Stone

A man with a passion for stones falls foul of a ruthless authority. Shiromi Pinto's short story read by Vicki Liddelle. From October 2006.


WED 11:15 Michael Bakewell - Motor Flight (b09sqb0r)

In 1907, American writers Edith Wharton and Henry James made a journey through France in a Panhard car with two small dogs, Edith's husband and a chauffeur named Cook.

Michael Bakewell presents an account of their stately progress and of the friendship of the two remarkable authors, who observe the landscape and each other with wry humour.

Starring Joss Ackland as Henry James and Gayle Hunnicutt as Edith Wharton.

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b05vrv5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Round the Horne (b00j05wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sq996)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Nose School (b00tr3ps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 WE Johns - Biggles Flies North (b007mc8q)
At the Eleventh Hour

Tied to a tree, will the air ace and his chums meet an untimely end? Michael Palin concludes Captain WE Johns' adventure. From August 1981.


WED 14:15 The History of the Future (b01mqq6p)
HG Wells

Juliet Gardiner continues her History of the Future with a look at the figure who, for many of us, defines our modern vision of the future, HG Wells.

Often called the 'father of science fiction' , Wells's most popular novels - The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds - gave a terrifyingly dark view of the future. An image of an army of belligerent Martians, of machines invading suburban England, of conflict in outer space, and of the mutation of species. Wells's future world is one where science has taken a wrong turn, where innovation is not used for the good of humanity but its destruction. It is not a vision of progress but a pessimistic prediction of decline and despair. Many of the imaginative scenarios he envisaged proved eerily prescient and some still haunt us today.

Juliet Gardiner tries to discover why there was so much interest in the future at the end of the nineteenth century. What current concerns was Wells reflecting in his prophecies about the future? Wells was a biologist by training. He had studied under TH Huxley, the man described as 'Darwin's bulldog', and it was Darwin's theories that had thrown not only religious belief but also the whole notion of time into a ferment - providing a whole new model of change, progress and evolution. If, according to the theory of natural selection, a species could change and adapt over millions of years and then die out, then the whole concept of the future of humankind was challenged.

Juliet continues to make the case that a History of the Future is a history of anxiety, speaking to Frank James and Roger Luckhust.

Produced by Victoria Shepherd.

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b08x9htj)
The Days of Anna Madrigal, Episode 8

Tales of the City: The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin. Dramatised by Lin Coghlan.
Episode 8.

Shawna is at 'Burning Man' art festival, hoping to find a father for her prospective child.

Director/Producer Gary Brown.


WED 14:45 Leo Tolstoy - A Confession (b09sqb0t)
Life and Death

Does death make life pointless? Leo Tolstoy's passionate search for the meaning of life read by Joss Ackland. From February 1993.


WED 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdnqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Many a Slip (b007jrx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Right Time (b009z658)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Architects (b03xgslr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Bridget Christie's Utopia (b09rz65d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 BD Chapman - Orbiter X (b078jrh3)
The Net Closes

Can some quick thinking by Britton, McLelland and Hicks lead the Commonwealth Space Project to locate Unity's HQ on Earth?

BD Chapman's adventure in the conquest of space in 14 parts.

Stars John Carson as Captain Bob Britton, Andrew Crawford as Captain Douglas McClelland, Barrie Gosney as Flight Engineer Hicks, Gerik Schjelderup as Max Kramer, Arthur Lawrence as Gelbin, Donald Bisset as Colonel Kent, John Graham as Captain Knignt, Irene Prador as Greta Ravel and Peter Noel Cook as Control Officer Brown.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.


WED 18:30 The Tingle Factor (b04sxvfn)
Roy Strong

Sir Roy Strong shares those musical moments which stir strong emotions with Robin Ray.

From Ivor Novello to Tchaikovsky, the historian also looks back over his life and career.

Producer: Caroline Adams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b05vrv5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Round the Horne (b00j05wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sq996)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Nose School (b00tr3ps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Interview (b00770fb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Michael Bakewell - Motor Flight (b09sqb0r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Bridget Christie's Utopia (b09rz65d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b01rcw7j)
Series 1, Little Green Lights

Katrina Lyons was only visiting Cresdon Green, the village where she grew up, to borrow some money from her parents. But when she tried to head back to London, it turned out alien beings known as the Geonin had lowered a force field around the village and were refusing to let anyone in or out.

Unfortunately almost everyone in the village is too cowardly, apathetic, polite or stupid to stand up to this alien menace, so Katrina has no choice but to start the resistance movement herself. In the cricket pavilion.

EPISODE FOUR: Little Green Lights.

Uljabaan's superior officer Gryvook is coming for an assessment visit. Uljabaan is hoping to get the go-ahead to invade the rest of Earth - but first he has to prepare a welcome banquet. Tradition dictates he should serve a human child... which could create an awkward atmosphere in the village. Meanwhile Richard is helping him with the invasion budget, and the figures just aren't adding up. It seems set to be a disaster - can Katrina exploit this to get the invasion cancelled permanently?

Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully is written by Eddie Robson (That Mitchell and Webb Sound, Newsjack), and stars Hattie Morahan (Outnumbered, Critic's Circle & Evening Standard Theatre Awards Best Actress'), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing, The Hour), Jan Francis (Just Good Friends, Emmerdale), Peter Davison (A Very Peculiar Practice, Dr Who), Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones), and John-Luke Roberts (Spats, BBC Three Live At The Fringe), with special guest Geoff McGivern (Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy, Dead Boss).


WED 23:00 Danny Robins Music Therapy (b00fl0p7)
Episode 2

Danny aids Middlesbrough through the power of melody with the help of Isy Suttie and tribute band State of Quo. From November 2008.


WED 23:30 The Remains of Foley and McColl (b007jrl6)
The Real You

Sean Foley and Hamish McColl's producer forces them to get proper jobs. Surreal comedy. From June 2000.



THURSDAY 01 MARCH 2018

THU 00:00 BD Chapman - Orbiter X (b078jrh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 The Tingle Factor (b04sxvfn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sq996)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Nose School (b00tr3ps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 WE Johns - Biggles Flies North (b007mc8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 The History of the Future (b01mqq6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b08x9htj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Leo Tolstoy - A Confession (b09sqb0t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdnqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Many a Slip (b007jrx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Right Time (b009z658)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Architects (b03xgslr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Bridget Christie's Utopia (b09rz65d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqfjq)
Exploitation

It's not just terrorism, arson and violence. Milkie uncovers corruption reaching right to the top.

Nigel Baldwin's taut political thriller in six parts.

Starring Dennis Waterman as Milkie, Ray Smith as the Teller, Bethan Jones as Beth, Tara Dominick as Angela, Richard Elfyn as Huw, Eluned Jones as Pauline, Emma Gregory as Sharon, Terry Dauncey as the Phone Man, Timothy Bateson as Rushton and Terry Victor as Rhys.

Producer: Jane Dauncey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


THU 06:30 Revolutionary Radio (b01nxh1f)

A revolutionary General in Nicaragua asks what is more dangerous in the hands of the public - guns or microphones?

Over the past 90 years, radio has proved a powerful political force, not just for reporting on changes of government but also for sending out a call to arms during some of the biggest revolutionary uprisings of the 20th century. These events track radio's evolution, from its rise as an exciting new technology used by the Bolsheviks to demonstrate their modernity to its reported demise amid the social media buzz of the Arab Spring.

Fi Glover speaks to those who participated in these events, as well as ordinary listeners who stood by their radios during extraordinary times.

In Prague, May 1945, William Greig calls for American assistance amid Nazi machine gun fire. In Greece, Antonia Moropoulou recalls Junta Military Police playing her student radio broadcasts during her incarceration in 1976. And in Serbia, Dusan Masic describes reading the news to the masses protesting below from the window of B92 radio during a government shutdown. Together they will tell the story of how radio became such a revolutionary medium.

Producer: Kate Lamble
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 07:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b0091nkl)
Series 3, Episode 4

As an expectant mother Lucy is trying to avoid stress - until she tries to break the news of her pregnancy to her mum and dad.

Meanwhile Daniel gets an unwelcome taste of the joys of fatherhood.

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, Joanna Brookes as Alison, Robert Harley as Peter, Sally Grace as Mary and Bill Fellows as Frank.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


THU 07:30 Foiled (b09vk1lb)

In an attempt to win the coveted Clipadvisor Salon Of The Year title, Sabrina cancels Tanisha's only client of the day and shuts up shop to concentrate on the application form. Which she manages to do... until a King knocks on the door...

Sitcom set - and recorded - in a Tonypandy Hairdressers. 'Bleach for the Stars' specialises in celebrity dip dyes and off-kilter karaoke.

It's run by manageress and chief style engineer Sabrina, but much of the work is carried out by talented assistant Tanisha.

Starring Beth Granville, Stephanie Siadatan and David Oakes.

Written by Beth Granville and David Charles

Producer: Dave Cribb

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in July 2017.


THU 08:00 Marriage Lines (b062nldl)
Series 2, Episode 6

George and Kate's first night out since baby arrived doesn't go well.

Richard Briers and Prunella Scales star in their second series based on the mutual love and mistrust of a young married couple.

Originating on BBC TV, it was adapted for radio due to its popularity by Richard Waring from his own TV scripts.

A decade later, Richard Briers was starring as Tom Good in The Good Life whilst Prunella Scales starred as Sybil in Fawlty Towers. They remained friends until Richard Briers' death in 2013.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

Recorded at the BBC Paris Studio in London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1967.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b008p7by)
The Pevensey Bay Disaster

To foil a dastardly plot by Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty, Neddie Seagoon must plough his way to the Sussex coast pronto. Stars Spike Milligan. From April 1956.


THU 09:00 It's Your Round (b00yz3t4)
Series 1, Episode 3

"It's Your Round" is the comedy panel show where the format is simple: there is no format. Instead, each of the panellists has brought along their own round for the others to play, meaning that each show is unique, untried, and unpredictable.

This episode Arthur Smith, Lucy Montgomery, Tom Wrigglesworth and Will Smith battle it out to see who can beat each other at their own games.

Find out the hilarity that ensues when each of them play the games they've brought along. What will Arthur make of Tom's "Re-wound, Sped Up Played Backwards"? How will Twitter-fan Will Smith get on with Lucy's "Twitter-witter-witter-who" game? And how much would it take for Tom Wrigglesworth to change his name to Adolf Hitler when he plays Arthur Smith's round?

Angus Deayton is the host valiantly trying to make sure everyone comes out of it with their reputations intact.

Writers: Angus Deayton and Paul Powell

Devised by Benjamin Partridge

Producer: Sam Michell.


THU 09:30 The Inimitable Jeeves (b007sxvp)
The Purity of the Turf

After the syndicate disaster, Bertie Wooster ponders what to bet on next.

PG Wodehouse romp dramatised by Chris Miller from the book.

Starring Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster and Michael Hordern as Jeeves.

With Maurice Denham as the Reverend Heppenstall, Jonathan Cecil as Bingo Little and Edwin Apps as Steggles.

Producer: David Hatch
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1973.


THU 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdty2)
25-29 December 1917

The seventh omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week, in 1917, when the first Ladies' international football match was played in Belfast.

Cast
Sylvia Graham ..... Joanna David
Lester Reed ..... Trevor Fox
Fraser Chadwick ..... Edmund Wiseman
Marion Wardle ..... Laura Elphinstone
Joyce Lyle ..... Tracy Whitwell
Alan Lowther ..... David Seddon
Cressida Marshall ..... Isabella Inchbald
Dilys Walker ..... Ellie Piercy
Edie Chadwick ..... Kathryn Beaumont
Esther O'Leary ..... Anna Bolton
Ethel Manning ..... Sophie Scott
Gabriel Graham ..... Michael Bertenshaw
Gladys Lynch ..... Elaine Claxton
Iris Reed ..... Charlie Hardwick
Isabel Graham ..... Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall ..... Paul Ready
Judith Turner ..... Kate Okello
Kitty Lumley ..... Ami Metcalf
Duncan Chadwick ..... Mark Stobbart
Matilda James ..... Hannah Wood
Mhairi Marchant ..... Jane Slavin
Peggy Tanney ..... Abbie Andrews
Ronald ..... Bill Fellows
Sarah Illingworth ..... Naomi Frederick
Policeman ..... Shaun Prendergast
Waiter ..... Charlie Clements
Beatrice Marshall ..... Eviee Lavery
Gussie Marshall ..... Grace Doherty
Rosamund Marshall ..... Bea White

Written by Katie Hims
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Story led by Shaun McKenna
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.


THU 11:00 The Interview (b00770fs)
Sing for Your Supper

Shona thought she had won the lottery. But then reality kicked in. Nick Brooks short story read by Una McLean. From October 2006.


THU 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b01sjhdq)
Dermot Bolger - Outline Permission

Dublin, 2005, the height of the property boom. Alice and Frank long to move from their city terrace to a bungalow by the sea but with house prices constantly escalating how are they ever going to compete in the bidding wars? The solution comes from their neighbour, a property developer, who proposes a lucrative business opportunity. Is this proposition just too good an opportunity to turn down? With Dublin's property market soaring to dizzy heights, what could they possibly lose?

Written by Dermot Bolger

Produced & Directed by Gemma McMullan.


THU 12:00 Marriage Lines (b062nldl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b008p7by)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqfjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Revolutionary Radio (b01nxh1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Oscar Wilde (b007k13j)
The Nightingale and the Rose

A bird makes the ultimate sacrifice so that an unworldly young man can woo his love. Read by John Moffatt. From December 1997.


THU 14:15 The History of the Future (b01mqq9n)
George Orwell

Juliet Gardiner continues her History of the Future with a look at the visions of George Orwell, and his haunting fictions imagining a dark near-future under a Totalitarian regime.

Orwell's most famous and most chilling exercise in fictional futurology is his novel 1984, which portrays a society at perpetual war, living at all times under the secret surveillance of the sinister all seeing, all powerful forces of The Party. This creates an almost hallucinatory vision of a paranoid, upside down future of mind control in which reality is denied. 1984's vision of Big Brother surveilling the population, penetrating its innermost sanctums, is evoked whenever 24 hour CCTV surveillance and other Civil Liberty issues are discussed. Orwell epitomises the modern view of the future which is an ambivalent one - suspicious even while optimistic about the march of progress.

George Orwell was seriously ill with tuberculosis on the remote Scottish island of Jura when he wrote 1984 in 1948, and he died just two years later aged 46. His book was part of a trend of dystopian literature in the 20th century.

His particular vision seems prescient and ahead of its time. There was a strong surge of optimism after the Second World War in Britain, a commitment to world government to ensure peace, and there was still lingering admiration of the Soviet Union and the part it had played in winning the war for the Allies, its darker side as yet largely unknown - or ignored. Juliet speaks to Orwell's biographer D.J. Taylore to discover how he seemed to foresee the horrors of later in the century and the Cold War.

Produced by Victoria Shepherd
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b08xcsx7)
The Days of Anna Madrigal, Episode 9

Tales of the City: The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin. Dramatised by Lin Coghlan.
Episode 9

Mrs Madrigal meets Lasko's son.

Director/Producer Gary Brown.


THU 14:45 Leo Tolstoy - A Confession (b09sqg18)
Philosophy

Leo Tolstoy's passionate search for the meaning of life. Can philosophy provide an answer? Read by Joss Ackland. From February 1993.


THU 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdty2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 It's Your Round (b00yz3t4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 The Inimitable Jeeves (b007sxvp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b0091nkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Foiled (b09vk1lb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 BD Chapman - Orbiter X (b078jwxl)
The Final Round

The battle is on. Can the Commonwealth Space Project thwart Unity's plan for world domination?

BD Chapman's adventure in the conquest of space in 14 parts.

Stars John Carson as Captain Bob Britton, Andrew Crawford as Captain Douglas McClelland, Barrie Gosney as Flight Engineer Hicks, Gerik Schjelderup as Max Kramer, Arthur Lawrence as Gelbin, Donald Bisset as Colonel Kent, John Graham as Captain Knignt, Irene Prador as Greta Ravel and Peter Noel Cook as Control Officer Brown.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00txhlb)
Series 22, Walt Disney

Satirical cartoonist Gerald Scarfe nominates Walt Disney.

Gerald Scarfe spent much of his childhood in his sick bed, so it's not surprising that Disney cartoons and feature films meant so much to him. He can still recall the thrill at the prospect of seeing Pinocchio at the cinema, and then the agony of being lead away again in the rain because the tickets were too expensive.

Walt Disney came from a working family. His god-fearing father Elias, said by one writer to have 'hated Capital, and favoured Labour, but really needed to make a buck', found work where he could. So Walt lived a peripatetic childhood, and sought solace in drawing and play acting. Hard times early on did not make Walt frugal with money in adulthood, and despite the huge successes of the golden era of Disney, it was only with the opening of Disneyland that Walt attained any substantial personal wealth.

You don't have to look far to find myth surrounding Walt Disney. Even after his death, rumours that his body had been cryogenically frozen spread so widely that they soon slipped into folklore. He had actually been cremated, but the readiness with which the cryogenic claim was accepted perhaps bears witness to a man who was terrified of dying, who believed in the white hope of technology and who, some might say, had been searching all his life for an escape into an immortal, fairytale world.

Matthew Parris, Gerald Scarfe and guest experts Brian Sibley and Richard Williams, creator of Roger Rabbit, discuss the life of a complex cultural icon. A man who was seemingly unpretentious, and did not fit the image of movie mogul with his scruffy tweed jacket and awkward demeanour, yet a man who was accused of being a tyrannical egomaniac. The son of a socialist who ended up naming names at the House of Un- American Activities committee. Above all else perhaps though, they discuss the life of a man who strove tirelessly for perfection and who changed the cultural landscape of a little boy called Gerald, and arguably of the world, for ever.

Scarfe himself is best known for his classic images lampooning the great and the good of politics, and also in his iconic animation for Pink Floyd's The Wall. He reveals in this programme that he also spent time working on the Disney production Hercules.

The producer is Miles Warde.


THU 19:00 Marriage Lines (b062nldl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b008p7by)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqfjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Revolutionary Radio (b01nxh1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 The Interview (b00770fs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b01sjhdq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Foiled (b09vk1lb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b09sqhdt)
Series 18, Episode 4

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

Featuring Kieran Hodgson, Freya Parker and Henry Perryment.

Script Editors: Ed Amsden and Tom Coles
Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Hayley Sterling
Production Co-ordinator: Nick Coupe

Newsjack is lovingly assembled with jokes and sketches supplied by the Great British Public and brought to life by a revolving cast of sketch performers.

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

Details for submitting material can be found on the Newsjack programme page. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kvs8r.


THU 23:00 Rhod Gilbert's Leaving Llanbobl (b00g66s2)

Flying high as a successful shoe shop manager, Rhod is brought down by family woes. With Greg Davies. From December 2008.


THU 23:30 Spoon, Jar, Jar, Spoon - The Two Sides of Tommy Cooper (b00jm66h)

Rob Brydon explores two sides to comedian Tommy Cooper - his humour and his love of magic. On stage, Cooper assumed a manic and bumbling persona, but behind this was a man with a genuine talent for magic, as revealed by contributions from magicans Paul Daniels, Alan Alan and Ali Bongo.



FRIDAY 02 MARCH 2018

FRI 00:00 BD Chapman - Orbiter X (b078jwxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b00txhlb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqfjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Revolutionary Radio (b01nxh1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Oscar Wilde (b007k13j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 The History of the Future (b01mqq9n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b08xcsx7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Leo Tolstoy - A Confession (b09sqg18)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdty2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 It's Your Round (b00yz3t4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 The Inimitable Jeeves (b007sxvp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b0091nkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Foiled (b09vk1lb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqkf5)
Trouble Runs Deep

In seeking the killers, Milkie is drawn deeper into trouble - with the Establishment.

Nigel Baldwin's taut political thriller in six parts.

Starring Dennis Waterman as Milkie, Ray Smith as the Teller, Bethan Jones as Beth, Michael Povey, Chris Durnall and Terry Dauncey as the Special Branch Men, Eluned Jones as Pauline, Tara Dominick as Angela and Richard Elfyn as Huw.

Producer: Jane Dauncey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


FRI 06:30 The Bard of Salford (b00b4wtl)

Paul Morley traces the life and works of Manchester punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

Paul looks back at the punk movement in the mid 1970s, its DIY ethic and popular appeal and how Cooper Clarke, as the poet of the people, fit into the scene.

Through exclusive new interviews with Cooper Clarke, Paul delves into the most significant moments of his life and career, from his first job as a lab technician at Salford University to touring with some of the world's most famous punk bands, his domestic partnership and shared heroin addiction with Nico, the use of one of his songs in The Sopranos, his signing to the same label as Bob Dylan and his appearance in a Sugar Puffs advert.

Cooper Clarke has continued to tour and write new work for 30 years and despite being exasperated by the 1980s' flamboyant reaction to punk's DIY ethic, his influence today should not be underestimated. Jarvis Cocker, Noel Gallagher, Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen and Kate Nash have all cited Clarke as an influence, as his distinctive style continues to pervade popular music.

Contributors include Mark E Smith, Pete Shelley, Kate Nash, Phill Jupitus and Clarke himself.

An All Out production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 07:00 Capital Gains (b00sqlnp)
Series 2, Political Capital

At last Julius Hutch has the answer, but is it too late? If a desperate mission succeeds, Julius can make his first speech in Parliament...

Starring Peter Jones as Julius Hutch.

With Celestine Randall as Pauline Hutch, Justine Midda as Kate, Jeffrey Wickham as Sexton Lewis, Stephen Thorne as Sir Gainford Blounty, Jillie Meers as Dahlia Sprout, Collin Johnson as Haiku, Hugh Dickson as the Colonel, Toni G Barry as Liz Dangerfield and Brian Perkins as Himself.

Scripted by Collin Johnson.

Producers: Andy Jordan and David Blount

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


FRI 07:30 In and Out of the Kitchen (b03srgv9)
Series 3, The Awards

Damien is nominated for a 'Melvyn' for his TV show about the culinary habits of the great poets but finds it hard to think of what to write in his column for a new gentleman's magazine. Meanwhile, Anthony busies himself preparing for an audition for an amateur production of Noel Coward's Hay Fever.


FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00d4184)
Series 6, Episode 3

Nappy Days - and Britain's entry for 'The Eurovision Pun Contest'.

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

Written by Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Douglas Young.

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

Music and songs by Dave Lee and Bill Oddie.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in April 1968.


FRI 08:30 Albert and Me (b04bzw4t)
Series 2, Under Observation

Single dad Bryan gets a scare when baby Albert is taken to hospital for tests.

Robert Lindsay plays single parent Bryan Archer, struggling to find work and raise his baby son.

In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once again by Pat Coombs.

With Diana King as Mrs Willis, Marica Warren as Vera, Gorden Kaye as Edward, Brenda Blethyn as Jenny, Renu Setna as the GP and Tammy Ustinov as the Nurse.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.


FRI 09:00 The Motion Show (b00768f5)
Series 3, Episode 1

Graeme Garden chairs the debating game with Steve Punt, Simon Fanshawe, Dan Gaster and Jenny Eclair. From July 2000.


FRI 09:30 Kathmandu or Bust (b07mfggz)
Dover and Out

A bumpy ride ahead for five travellers, an old truck and a leader who has never been to Asia. Stars David Haig. From June 1996.


FRI 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdwdv)
1-5 January 1918

Final omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in the first week of 1918, when Kaiser Wilhelm the second declared, "We face with firm confidence and iron will the year 1918".

Written by Katie Hims
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

Story-led by Shaun McKenna
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews

Home Front returns on 5 March with a new season set in Tynemouth.


FRI 11:00 The Interview (b00770g9)
The Good Shepherd

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers? Laura Marney short story read by James Fleet. From October 2006.


FRI 11:15 Nandita Ghose - One Thousand Days, One Thousand Nights (b09sqprx)

Scheherazade and Dinarzade are sisters, named after the famed story tellers of A Thousand and One Nights. Like their namesakes, they love the old stories and tell them to each other by candle light.

After their family is torn apart by the 1979 revolution in Iran, the sisters don't meet again for 25 years. But when they do meet, their only way of communicating is through the old Persian fables.

Nandita Ghose's drama stars Souad Faress as Scheherazade, Bharti Patel as Dinarzade, Rina Mahoney as Young Scheherazade, Natalia Keery Fisher as Young Dinarzade, Hema Mangoo as Jyoti, Andrew Greenough as Mark, Alexander Delamere as John Bryson, Nasser Memarzia as Father and Adlyn Ross as Mother.

Producer: Jenny Stephens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003 .


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00d4184)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Albert and Me (b04bzw4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqkf5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Bard of Salford (b00b4wtl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Oscar Wilde (b007k0vk)
The Remarkable Rocket

A collection of celebratory fireworks discuss the nature of love and one of them gets his comeuppance. Read by John Moffat. From December 1997.


FRI 14:15 The History of the Future (b01mqr52)
The Future From Here

Juliet Gardiner concludes her History of the Future with a view of the future from where we stand in 2012. Are we more or less anxious about what's to come than we ever were?

Juliet speaks to James Martin and Ian Goldin of the Oxford Martin School, a research community of over 300 scholars working to address the most pressing global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. From the governance of geo-engineering and the possibilities of quantum physics, to the future of food and the implications of our ageing population.

Produced by Victoria Shepherd
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b08xcvq7)
The Days of Anna Madrigal, Episode 10

Tales of the City: The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin. Dramatised by Lin Coghlan.
Episode 10

Concluding episode of the final series. Mrs Madrigal arrives at the Burning Man Festival and is feted like the living legend that she is.
Anna......................Kate Harper
Brian......................Simon Lee Phillips
Wren....................Julie Teal
Michael...................Trevor White
Shawna..................Suzie Grimsdick
Andy.....................Oscar Porter
Ben.......................Martin T Sherman
Mary Anne.............Barbara Barnes
Jake.....................Fox Fisher
Director/Producer Gary Brown.


FRI 14:45 Leo Tolstoy - A Confession (b09sqprz)
Life Perceptions

Leo Tolstoy's passionate search for the meaning of life. Can simply living life provide an answer? Read by Joss Ackland. From February 1993.


FRI 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09bdwdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Motion Show (b00768f5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Kathmandu or Bust (b07mfggz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Capital Gains (b00sqlnp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 In and Out of the Kitchen (b03srgv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Barry Bermange - A Glass of Lemonade (b09sqqht)

4 Extra Debut. During a spate of child abductions, panic ensues when a young girl disappears from outside a pub. Stars Isla Cameron. From February 1962.


FRI 18:30 Mastertapes (b01nt3yn)
Series 1, Suzanne Vega (the B-Side)

John Wilson talks to Suzanne Vega about her career defining album "Solitude Standing".
Programme 2 (B-side).Now it's the turn of the audience to ask Suzanne the questions.

We hear how the sound of Solitude Standing changed toughened from her previous album, as Suzanne decided to bring out the drums and give the sound an edge.

Suzanne describes writing the song "Gypsy" for a boy she met at summer camp and how the two of them got back in touch when he realised the song was about him.

And we hear how Suzanne has written a follow-up song to the album's hit song "Luka".

Producer: Emma Kingsley.


FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00d4184)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Albert and Me (b04bzw4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Nigel Baldwin - Burnt (b09sqkf5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Bard of Salford (b00b4wtl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b09sqqj2)
Series 1, Josie Long

Radio 4 Extra explores the world of podcasts and finds the best on offer.

Each week, Amanda Litherland and a guest presenter will recommend one or two podcasts from the BBC and beyond. From some of the most popular series, to lesser-known hidden gems, they will feature their favourite finds and speak with the people who make them.

This week Amanda is joined by Josie Long. They will listen to Maeve in America, stories of immigration to the USA presented by Maeve Higgins.

They'll also hear an episode of Reasons To Be Cheerful, with hosts Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd - who are among the nominees for the first ever podcast category at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2018 - due to be held at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane on March 16th.


FRI 22:00 In and Out of the Kitchen (b03srgv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable (b01qjj3c)
Series 1, With guest, Hi-de-Hi star Ruth Madoc

Ian D Montfort is a celebrity spirit medium and psychic, and star of a brand new series for Radio 2. A comedy character created by Tom Binns (the man behind hapless hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury) Ian D Montfort has been a hit at the last three Edinburgh festivals with his combination of magic and laughter.

In each radio show Ian makes contact with the celebrity 'spirit guides' secretly chosen by audience members and reveals personal stories that make them laugh-out-loud one moment and gasp in surprise the next. Each episode features a different celebrity guest who gets a 'private' reading from Ian. This episode stars former Hi Di Hi and Little Britain actress Ruth Madoc who gets a surprise visitation from William Shakespeare, and other guests across the series are Angela Griffin, Hardeep Singh Kohli and Joe Swash.


FRI 23:00 Listen Against (b00fl0gk)
Series 2, Episode 2

Time runs away in preparations for the switch-on of the BBC Collider. Radio rearranged by Jon Holmes. From November 2008.


FRI 23:30 Chain Reaction (b00mdx7s)
Series 3, John Lloyd Interviews Phill Jupitus

Series in which public figures choose others to interview. The previous week's guest John Lloyd grabs the microphone to interview his guest Phill Jupitus, comedian, radio presenter and Never Mind the Buzzcocks team captain.




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

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b09snjyf)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b09snjyf)

A Short Gentleman 22:30 MON (b018xt55)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 MON (b037d18g)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 MON (b037d18g)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 THU (b01sjhdq)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 THU (b01sjhdq)

Albert and Me 08:30 FRI (b04bzw4t)

Albert and Me 12:30 FRI (b04bzw4t)

Albert and Me 19:30 FRI (b04bzw4t)

Alice's Wunderland 23:30 SAT (b03kv491)

And the Academy Award Goes To... 18:30 TUE (b00h9dkm)

And the Academy Award Goes To... 00:30 WED (b00h9dkm)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b03tr295)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b03tr295)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b03tr295)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b08xh9tt)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b08xh9tt)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b08xh9tt)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 SAT (b08wr9fp)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 MON (b08x8ptb)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 TUE (b08x8ptb)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 TUE (b08x998c)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 WED (b08x998c)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 WED (b08x9htj)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 THU (b08x9htj)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 THU (b08xcsx7)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 FRI (b08xcsx7)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 FRI (b08xcvq7)

BD Chapman - Orbiter X 00:00 SAT (b0788cnv)

BD Chapman - Orbiter X 18:00 MON (b078cv0k)

BD Chapman - Orbiter X 00:00 TUE (b078cv0k)

BD Chapman - Orbiter X 18:00 TUE (b078dqb6)

BD Chapman - Orbiter X 00:00 WED (b078dqb6)

BD Chapman - Orbiter X 18:00 WED (b078jrh3)

BD Chapman - Orbiter X 00:00 THU (b078jrh3)

BD Chapman - Orbiter X 18:00 THU (b078jwxl)

BD Chapman - Orbiter X 00:00 FRI (b078jwxl)

Barry Bermange - A Glass of Lemonade 18:00 FRI (b09sqqht)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b01r9wcb)

Bridget Christie's Utopia 07:30 WED (b09rz65d)

Bridget Christie's Utopia 17:30 WED (b09rz65d)

Bridget Christie's Utopia 22:00 WED (b09rz65d)

Bridget Christie's Utopia 05:30 THU (b09rz65d)

Byzantium Unearthed 07:30 SAT (b00dxdd3)

Byzantium Unearthed 17:30 SAT (b00dxdd3)

Byzantium Unearthed 05:30 SUN (b00dxdd3)

Capital Gains 05:00 SAT (b00snlx2)

Capital Gains 07:00 FRI (b00sqlnp)

Capital Gains 17:00 FRI (b00sqlnp)

Captain Fantastic - Bobby Moore 01:30 SAT (b007kw2v)

Chain Reaction 23:30 FRI (b00mdx7s)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:30 SUN (b007jn5r)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:30 MON (b007jn5r)

Crème de la Crime 23:45 MON (b008f8hc)

Crème de la Crime 09:45 TUE (b008f8hc)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jrnv)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jrnv)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jrnv)

Danny Robins Music Therapy 23:00 WED (b00fl0p7)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b09snb12)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b09snb12)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b05zlq6v)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b05zlq6v)

Doris Lessing - Riot Girls: The Good Terrorist 13:00 SAT (b09sn83r)

Doris Lessing - Riot Girls: The Good Terrorist 01:00 SUN (b09sn83r)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 07:00 THU (b0091nkl)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 17:00 THU (b0091nkl)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 05:00 FRI (b0091nkl)

Down Your Way 14:15 SAT (b09sn83w)

Down Your Way 02:15 SUN (b09sn83w)

Falco 01:00 SAT (b00r32wz)

Falco 06:00 MON (b00r35gz)

Falco 13:00 MON (b00r35gz)

Falco 20:00 MON (b00r35gz)

Falco 01:00 TUE (b00r35gz)

Foiled 07:30 THU (b09vk1lb)

Foiled 17:30 THU (b09vk1lb)

Foiled 22:00 THU (b09vk1lb)

Foiled 05:30 FRI (b09vk1lb)

Grant Eustace - Absolute Discretion 06:00 SAT (b067wz55)

Grant Eustace - Absolute Discretion 16:00 SAT (b067wz55)

Grant Eustace - Absolute Discretion 04:00 SUN (b067wz55)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00txhlb)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b00txhlb)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b007jzps)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 MON (b007jzps)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 MON (b007jzps)

Happy Days - The Children of the Stones 06:30 MON (b01n1rbx)

Happy Days - The Children of the Stones 13:30 MON (b01n1rbx)

Happy Days - The Children of the Stones 20:30 MON (b01n1rbx)

Happy Days - The Children of the Stones 01:30 TUE (b01n1rbx)

Harry Worth in Things Could Be Worse 08:30 SUN (b09snb0y)

Harry Worth in Things Could Be Worse 12:30 SUN (b09snb0y)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 SAT (b09bd8jb)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 MON (b09bdc91)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 MON (b09bdc91)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 TUE (b09bdc91)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 TUE (b09bdkmb)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 TUE (b09bdkmb)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 WED (b09bdkmb)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 WED (b09bdnqt)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 WED (b09bdnqt)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 THU (b09bdnqt)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 THU (b09bdty2)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 THU (b09bdty2)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 FRI (b09bdty2)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 FRI (b09bdwdv)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 FRI (b09bdwdv)

How to Have a Hit Show 09:00 SAT (b09sn83p)

How to Have a Hit Show 19:00 SAT (b09sn83p)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b00d4184)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b00d4184)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b00d4184)

Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable 22:30 FRI (b01qjj3c)

In and Out of the Kitchen 07:30 FRI (b03srgv9)

In and Out of the Kitchen 17:30 FRI (b03srgv9)

In and Out of the Kitchen 22:00 FRI (b03srgv9)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b09sn83t)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b09sn83t)

It's Your Round 09:00 THU (b00yz3t4)

It's Your Round 16:00 THU (b00yz3t4)

It's Your Round 04:00 FRI (b00yz3t4)

James Joyce - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 14:30 SUN (b09sncnr)

James Joyce - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 02:30 MON (b09sncnr)

Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 22:30 TUE (b01r5s28)

Jest a Minute 16:00 TUE (b0133g72)

Jest a Minute 04:00 WED (b0133g72)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b09rx4s5)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b09rx4s5)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b09rx4s5)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b09rx4s5)

Kathmandu or Bust 09:30 FRI (b07mfggz)

Kathmandu or Bust 16:30 FRI (b07mfggz)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 22:30 SAT (b00773xs)

Leo Tolstoy - A Confession 14:45 MON (b09snhqd)

Leo Tolstoy - A Confession 02:45 TUE (b09snhqd)

Leo Tolstoy - A Confession 14:45 TUE (b09snl6x)

Leo Tolstoy - A Confession 02:45 WED (b09snl6x)

Leo Tolstoy - A Confession 14:45 WED (b09sqb0t)

Leo Tolstoy - A Confession 02:45 THU (b09sqb0t)

Leo Tolstoy - A Confession 14:45 THU (b09sqg18)

Leo Tolstoy - A Confession 02:45 FRI (b09sqg18)

Leo Tolstoy - A Confession 14:45 FRI (b09sqprz)

Listen Against 23:00 FRI (b00fl0gk)

Louisa May Alcott - A Marble Woman 16:00 SUN (b09sncnt)

Louisa May Alcott - A Marble Woman 04:00 MON (b09sncnt)

MR James Stories 18:00 SUN (b09sng2y)

MR James Stories 00:00 MON (b09sng2y)

Many a Slip 09:00 WED (b007jrx1)

Many a Slip 16:00 WED (b007jrx1)

Many a Slip 04:00 THU (b007jrx1)

Marriage Lines 08:00 THU (b062nldl)

Marriage Lines 12:00 THU (b062nldl)

Marriage Lines 19:00 THU (b062nldl)

Mastertapes 00:30 SAT (b01nq1c0)

Mastertapes 18:30 FRI (b01nt3yn)

Matthew Dunster - Depth of Field 11:15 TUE (b007636p)

Matthew Dunster - Depth of Field 21:15 TUE (b007636p)

Meet David Sedaris 22:30 SUN (b03kp2kh)

Michael Bakewell - Motor Flight 11:15 WED (b09sqb0r)

Michael Bakewell - Motor Flight 21:15 WED (b09sqb0r)

Nandita Ghose - One Thousand Days, One Thousand Nights 11:15 FRI (b09sqprx)

News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b09snjyh)

News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b09snjyh)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b09rzk0m)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b09sqhdt)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 06:00 TUE (b09snl2d)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 13:00 TUE (b09snl2d)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 20:00 TUE (b09snl2d)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 01:00 WED (b09snl2d)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 06:00 WED (b09sq996)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 13:00 WED (b09sq996)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 20:00 WED (b09sq996)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 01:00 THU (b09sq996)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 06:00 THU (b09sqfjq)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 13:00 THU (b09sqfjq)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 20:00 THU (b09sqfjq)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 01:00 FRI (b09sqfjq)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 06:00 FRI (b09sqkf5)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 13:00 FRI (b09sqkf5)

Nigel Baldwin - Burnt 20:00 FRI (b09sqkf5)

Old Harry's Game 22:00 SAT (b007jpdn)

Oscar Wilde 14:00 THU (b007k13j)

Oscar Wilde 02:00 FRI (b007k13j)

Oscar Wilde 14:00 FRI (b007k0vk)

Pankhiraj 09:30 MON (b07mf5zt)

Pankhiraj 16:30 MON (b07mf5zt)

Pankhiraj 04:30 TUE (b07mf5zt)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b09rzmn0)

Podcast Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b09rzmn0)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (b09sqqj2)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b09sncnw)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b09sncnw)

Poets' Tree 23:15 TUE (b00shngl)

Quote... Unquote 09:00 MON (b07z414v)

Quote... Unquote 16:00 MON (b07z414v)

Quote... Unquote 04:00 TUE (b07z414v)

RK Narayan Stories 07:15 SUN (b01dbfnc)

RK Narayan Stories 14:15 SUN (b01dbfnc)

RK Narayan Stories 02:15 MON (b01dbfnc)

Ray's a Laugh 08:00 SUN (b01hl2g5)

Ray's a Laugh 12:00 SUN (b01hl2g5)

Really Happening! 06:30 TUE (b00vcqjf)

Really Happening! 13:30 TUE (b00vcqjf)

Really Happening! 20:30 TUE (b00vcqjf)

Really Happening! 01:30 WED (b00vcqjf)

Reception 07:30 SUN (b03bddck)

Reception 17:30 SUN (b03bddck)

Reception 22:00 SUN (b03bddck)

Reception 05:30 MON (b03bddck)

Revolutionary Radio 06:30 THU (b01nxh1f)

Revolutionary Radio 13:30 THU (b01nxh1f)

Revolutionary Radio 20:30 THU (b01nxh1f)

Revolutionary Radio 01:30 FRI (b01nxh1f)

Rhod Gilbert's Leaving Llanbobl 23:00 THU (b00g66s2)

Richard Morris - Yorkshire (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (b09snb10)

Richard Morris - Yorkshire (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (b09snb10)

Round the Horne 08:30 WED (b00j05wz)

Round the Horne 12:30 WED (b00j05wz)

Round the Horne 19:30 WED (b00j05wz)

Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey 07:30 TUE (b09ry6k4)

Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey 17:30 TUE (b09ry6k4)

Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey 22:00 TUE (b09ry6k4)

Sara Pascoe: The Modern Monkey 05:30 WED (b09ry6k4)

Spoon, Jar, Jar, Spoon - The Two Sides of Tommy Cooper 23:30 THU (b00jm66h)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 07:00 TUE (b007jr8f)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 17:00 TUE (b007jr8f)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 05:00 WED (b007jr8f)

Street and Lane 04:30 SAT (b00w5rgj)

Such Rotten Luck 16:30 TUE (b0667t0l)

Such Rotten Luck 04:30 WED (b0667t0l)

The Architects 07:00 WED (b03xgslr)

The Architects 17:00 WED (b03xgslr)

The Architects 05:00 THU (b03xgslr)

The Bard of Salford 06:30 FRI (b00b4wtl)

The Bard of Salford 13:30 FRI (b00b4wtl)

The Bard of Salford 20:30 FRI (b00b4wtl)

The Break 05:30 SAT (b07j40ww)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (b09t2m1w)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b008p7by)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b008p7by)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b008p7by)

The History of the Future 02:15 SAT (b01mkzgw)

The History of the Future 14:15 MON (b01mqmkt)

The History of the Future 02:15 TUE (b01mqmkt)

The History of the Future 14:15 TUE (b01mqp1y)

The History of the Future 02:15 WED (b01mqp1y)

The History of the Future 14:15 WED (b01mqq6p)

The History of the Future 02:15 THU (b01mqq6p)

The History of the Future 14:15 THU (b01mqq9n)

The History of the Future 02:15 FRI (b01mqq9n)

The History of the Future 14:15 FRI (b01mqr52)

The Iguanodon 23:30 SUN (b0075cj0)

The Inimitable Jeeves 09:30 THU (b007sxvp)

The Inimitable Jeeves 16:30 THU (b007sxvp)

The Inimitable Jeeves 04:30 FRI (b007sxvp)

The Interview 11:00 MON (b00770d8)

The Interview 21:00 MON (b00770d8)

The Interview 11:00 TUE (b00770ds)

The Interview 21:00 TUE (b00770ds)

The Interview 11:00 WED (b00770fb)

The Interview 21:00 WED (b00770fb)

The Interview 11:00 THU (b00770fs)

The Interview 21:00 THU (b00770fs)

The Interview 11:00 FRI (b00770g9)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:00 TUE (b007jx51)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:00 TUE (b007jx51)

The Ken Dodd Show 19:00 TUE (b007jx51)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b03bsbb0)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b03bsbb0)

The Mark Steel Solution 23:00 SAT (b007jmrl)

The Mel and Sue Thing 23:30 TUE (b0076b3z)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b015h1xd)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b015h1xd)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b015h1xd)

The Motion Show 09:00 FRI (b00768f5)

The Motion Show 16:00 FRI (b00768f5)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b05vrv5r)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b05vrv5r)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b05vrv5r)

The Nose School 06:30 WED (b00tr3ps)

The Nose School 13:30 WED (b00tr3ps)

The Nose School 20:30 WED (b00tr3ps)

The Nose School 01:30 THU (b00tr3ps)

The Remains of Foley and McColl 23:30 WED (b007jrl6)

The Right Time 12:30 SAT (b009v5dn)

The Right Time 09:30 WED (b009z658)

The Right Time 16:30 WED (b009z658)

The Right Time 04:30 THU (b009z658)

The Tingle Factor 18:30 WED (b04sxvfn)

The Tingle Factor 00:30 THU (b04sxvfn)

Tom Courtenay - Dear Tom 15:45 SUN (b007k1sc)

Tom Courtenay - Dear Tom 03:45 MON (b007k1sc)

WE Johns - Biggles Flies North 02:00 SAT (b007lrnj)

WE Johns - Biggles Flies North 14:00 MON (b007m72r)

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WE Johns - Biggles Flies North 14:00 TUE (b007m9sh)

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WE Johns - Biggles Flies North 14:00 WED (b007mc8q)

WE Johns - Biggles Flies North 02:00 THU (b007mc8q)

Warhorses of Letters 23:00 TUE (b03pdhkq)

Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully 22:30 WED (b01rcw7j)

Whispers 04:00 SAT (b007k3jj)

Winston 12:00 SAT (b007jn9c)

Winston 07:00 MON (b007ylvk)

Winston 17:00 MON (b007ylvk)

Winston 05:00 TUE (b007ylvk)