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SATURDAY 27 JANUARY 2018

SAT 00:00 The Scarifyers (b007wv3h)
The Thirteen Hallows, Episode 4

Professor Dunning and his knightly friend Glewlwyd Gafaelfawr are captured and taken to King Arthur's final resting place: Barry Island, in Wales. With shadowy forces both home and abroad ranged against them, can Harry Crow and the mysterious Mr Merriman save them?

The Scarifyers follows the exploits of 1930s ghost-story writer Professor Dunning and retired policeman Harry Crow, who together investigate weird mysteries under the auspices of top-secret government department MI:13.

Stars David Warner as Harry Crow, Terry Molloy as Professor Dunning, Gareth David-Lloyd as Glewlwyd Gafaelfawr, David Benson as Mr Merriman and Von Ribbentrop, Margaret Cabourn-Smith as Lady Miriam Gore and Ewan Bailey as King Arthur.

Written by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris
Music by Edwin Sykes
A Bafflegab Production.


SAT 00:30 Soul Music (b0076bhq)
Series 3, Moon River

Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer's film theme for Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn. With Chay Blyth. From November 2002.


SAT 01:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k40z)
Episode 4

Using more books brought to his hospital bed, Inspector Grant is determined to prove King Richard III could not have committed the murders...

Josephine Tey's classic mystery read by Paul Young.

Written in the early 1950s, The Daughter of Time was described by The New York Times as 'One of the best mysteries of all time'.

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland.


SAT 01:30 Wrecked (b00jn0pw)

Neil McCarthy explores the history of the illicit activities of the Wirral peninsula's wreckers, who ransacked Liverpool-bound vessels with notorious ferocity. After the end of the wrecking era, huge crowds came to the Victorian seaside resort of New Brighton, but they too have now gone. Neil tries to discover whether the wild spirit of the wreckers lives on in the area today.


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b04vr1j3)
The Girls of Slender Means, It Was all a Question of Time

'Few people alive at the time were more delightful, more ingenuous, more movingly lovely, and as it might happen, more savage than the girls of slender means.'
Emilia Fox reads Muriel Spark's rapier-witted portrait of the lives and loves of a group of genteel but impoverished young women in postwar London. In the so-called May of Teck Club, a boarding house for single ladies, life carries on as if the world were back to normal: elocution lessons, poetry recitals, jostling over suitors and the sharing of a single taffeta gown. But the war has ended and things are not normal and never again will be. Into this world arrives Nicholas Farringdon, a writer and anachist, who is beguiled by these girls of slender means and their giddy, carefree lives. This meeting, we soon learn, will end in his death.
Today: As tragedy strikes the May of Teck Club, time is running out for some of the 'girls of slender means'.
Spark's 1963 novel, The Girls of Slender Means, has become a modern classic. Muriel Spark was an award-winning Scottish novelist and biographer, known best for her acclaimed novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.


SAT 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b041yf8g)
Care in the Community

At the end of this week of programmes examining psychiatry, the medicalised model for treating mental illness, Martin outlines the impact of reforms during the latter half of the Twentieth Century that resulted in the closure of Britain's Victorian asylums and a new policy of 'care in the community'.

Series consultant, Professor Daniel Pick, Birkbeck, University of London.

Producer: Alan Hall
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b0499n63)
Babycakes, Episode 5

The conclusion of Armistead Maupin's Baby cakes. Set in 1983 in San Francisco and part of the Tales of the City series. Mary Ann has told Brian she's been sleeping with Englishman Simon. Michael is in England trying to find Mona .

Dramatised by Bryony lavery
Directed in salford by Susan Roberts.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b00lxjln)
Martin Stannard - Muriel Spark: The Biography, Episode 5

Hannah Gordon reads from Martin Stannard's biography of the acclaimed Scottish novelist, written with full access to her letters and papers.

Despite finding companionable happiness in Italy, the vexations of Spark's family life continued to intrude long into her old age.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring.


SAT 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017sv17)
Corridors of Power - The Choice

As Roger Quaife's political destiny hangs on an extraordinary Commons debate, what future for Lewis Eliot? Stars David Haig. From June 2003.


SAT 04:00 Whispers (b007k2sf)
Series 3, Episode 2

Gyles Brandreth chairs the scandals quiz with Anthony Holden, Lucy Moore, Richard Herring and Louise Doughty. From October 2005.


SAT 04:30 After Henry (b007jnzw)
Series 2, The Teapot

Eleanor wants a video player but how can she raise the cash?.

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

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Nicholas Le Prevost as the Valuer.

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.


SAT 05:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00c683t)
Series 1, The Future Begins Here

Prince Ludovico battles his enemies in the local tavern while his wife Princess Plethora tries to reconcile her quarrel-some sons.

Neal Anthony's 16th century comedy drama about the chaotic lives of the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Paul Bigley as Alessandro, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nick Romero as Salvatore, Christopher Kelham as Guido and Kim Wall as Doctor Dolfini.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


SAT 05:30 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown (b09m1ht0)

Washington D.C.'s favourite political call-in show returns to Radio 4 as stand-up legend Rich Hall and a selection of comedians from both sides of the Atlantic reflect on the first year of Donald Trump's presidency.

Speaking to American pundits, comics and of course hearing extensively from the man on the street the show will explore how many of Trump's campaign promises he managed to keep and how radically one of the most interesting countries on the planet has changed over 52 weeks.

Cast:
Rich Hall
Nick Doody
Jena Friedman
Lewis MacLeod
Freya Parker

Written by Rich Hall & Nick Doody with additional material by James Kettle and Laura Major.

Producer - Joe Nunnery
A BBC Studios Production.


SAT 06:00 Martyn Wade - Young Coleridge (b00828lq)

Greta Hall, Keswick: 16th September 1803. The events of one day in the life of the poet Coleridge cause him to reflect on the professional and personal disappointments of recent years.

He tries to make sense of his world: his opiate addiction, failure in love, his poetry and dreams of a utopian community.

Written by Martyn Wade.

Starring Tom Wilkinson as Coleridge, Jennie Stoller as Sara, Gary Bond as Southey, Christopher Good as Hazlitt, Narissa Knights as Edith Southey, Moir Leslie as Mary Lovell, Amanda Murray as Asra, Elizabeth Rider as Prostitute, Brian Smith as Schoolmaster, Christopher Douglas as the Young Man, Elizabeth Lindsay as Hartley and Ellen McIntosh as Mrs Fricker.

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1984.


SAT 07:30 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01kjtfs)
The Reluctant Jester, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad War

More memories from the founding member of The Goon Show, Michael Bentine - recalling how his aspirations to medical success came to a shockingly disastrous end.

Michael Bentine CBE was born in 1922 and died in 1996.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1993.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b01q7g6n)
Spoken Like a Woman

In the earliest days of radio, women commented on 'household matters', talked about their garden or their travels - writers Vita Sackville-West and Rebecca West were regulars - and became Children's Hour 'Aunts'; but certainly never read the news. On the other hand, the young BBC employed a number of brilliant young women behind the microphone who shaped the earliest days of programme-making.

But when they finally broke into the male bastion of mainstream broadcasting, largely as a result of the second world war, women's particular affinity with the microphone was quickly recognised, notably on the World Service where the female voice was soon found to be more effective at reaching listeners at the other end of the Empire than that of their male counterparts.

In this programme, Anne Karpf explores, with the help of the sound archive, the way women's voices have shaped the sound of British radio, from Auntie Kathleen of Children's Hour and those formal talks of the early BBC, via the forces' sweethearts like Jean Metcalfe and Marjorie Anderson, to today's topliners like Martha Kearney and Bridget Kendall.

Producer Simon Elmes.


SAT 09:00 Nasty Women (b09ptz3w)

Jan Ravens and guests chart the journey of changing attitudes to female satire. Recorded with an audience in the BBC Radio Theatre of Broadcasting House in London.

Ever since Donald Trump dubbed Hillary Clinton a 'nasty woman' during a presidential debate, women the world over have embraced the term as a battle-cry and responded not only with a viral campaign on social media but with Nasty Woman T-shirts, perfumes and cocktails. This spirited response chimes with a long tradition of feisty female comedians on the radio.

In a sometimes frank discussion, Jan and her guests - Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Lauren Pattison and the BBC's radio commissioning editor Sioned William - introduce five classic episodes to illustrate the journey from character comedy to satire, including:

Sarah Millican's Support Group
Goodness Gracious Me
Bridget Christie Minds The Gap
Mae Martin's Guide to 21st-Century Addiction

Producer: Mohini Patel

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in January 2018.


SAT 12:00 Marriage Lines (b05yy74l)
Series 2, Episode 1

George Starling is being driven mad by his wife Kate's preparations for their first baby.

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 March 1967.


SAT 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jygy)
The Boxing Champion

When the lad hits the gym, he knocks down a prize boxer completely by chance - which gives Sid an idea...

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Kenneth Williams and Paul Carpenter.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written 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 November 1954.


SAT 13:00 Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (Omnibus) (b04dm0jk)

Virginia Woolf's classic novel tells the story of the Ramsay family and their time on the Isle of Skye. Stars Lyndsey Marshal. From August 2014.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09ptz3y)
Dawn O'Porter

Writer Dawn O'Porter chooses 'Speed of the Sound of Loneliness' by Nanci Griffith and Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run'.


SAT 14:15 Down Your Way (b09ptz40)
Miles Kington in Frome

In Somerset's old weaving town, journalist Miles Kington discovers a place of mystery - tasting silver birch wine and meeting a book-maker and a druid.

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.

Producer: Sarah Pitt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b01q7g6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Martyn Wade - Young Coleridge (b00828lq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01kjtfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b05wcly7)
The Renaissance Man

To continue Leela's education, the Doctor promises to take her to the famous Morovanian Museum. But the TARDIS lands instead in a quiet English village, where they meet the enigmatic collector Harcourt and his family.

When people start to die, reality doesn't appear quite what it was. There's something sinister going on within the walls of Harcourt's manor, and the stakes are higher than they can imagine.

The Doctor is about to discover that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

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

Written by Justin Richards and directed by Ken Bentley for Big Finish.

A Big Finish production.


SAT 19:00 Nasty Women (b09ptz3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Old Harry's Game (b007k1xw)
Series 2, Assistant

With Hell getting overcrowded, the Devil decides it's time to hire a bit of help. Satanic sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From April 1998.


SAT 22:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00772rd)
Series 1, Episode 1

The award-winning performer encounters a reluctant beekeeper, feuding librarians and Santa. With Ben Moor. From January 2007.


SAT 23:00 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b04kf60f)
Series 10, How to Be Better

Stand by your radios! Jeremy Hardy returns to the airwaves with a broadcast of national comic import!

Using just the Bible, the Monarchy and Audrey Hepburn, Jeremy Hardy promises to build a whole new you.

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 another episode of his show, famous for lines like, "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. He is a much-loved regular on both The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. He can't sing.

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


SAT 23:30 Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (b00kfx3c)
Series 1, Pride

The Welsh comedian continues his quest to free us from the seven deadly sins. With Tim Key and Tim Minchin. From February 2007.



SUNDAY 28 JANUARY 2018

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b05wcly7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (Omnibus) (b04dm0jk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09ptz3y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Down Your Way (b09ptz40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b01q7g6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Martyn Wade - Young Coleridge (b00828lq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01kjtfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) (b09pv4fj)
Babycakes

Set in San Francisco in 1983 following the drug and sex counter-culture, the AIDS pandemic has arrived. Starring Laurel Lefkow. From July 2014.


SUN 07:15 Susie Maguire - The Day I Met Sean Connery (b09pv657)

4 Extra Debut. No local lad can compare with her screen idol. Marina has an idea involving shortbread. Written and Read by Susie Maguire. From September 1994.


SUN 07:30 Clare in the Community (b0650619)
Series 10, Party On

Episode Six - Party On

The Sparrowhawk team hold a leaving do, and take the opportunity to reminisce.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith.


SUN 08:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00hsff3)
From 13/8/1972

A musing pianist, a two-headed 'Great Eccentric' and Is the Age of Chivalry dead?

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady and Pauline Yates. Pianist: Gordon Langford.

Written by Chris Allen, David Climie and Gordon Langford, Jim Eldridge, John Graham, Alan Hutchison, Chris Miller, Richard Murdoch, Allan Scott and Chris Bryant, Gerald Wiley and Stan Wootton.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1972.


SUN 08:30 Harry Worth in Things Could Be Worse (b09pv7kd)
The Best Policy

Harry finds a wallet and, being an honest chap, hands it in. What could possibly go wrong?

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 October 1976.


SUN 09:00 Reading Europe - Geert Mak's in Europe (Omnibus) (b09q4ft1)

Dutch journalist Geert Mak travels through Europe at the close of the 20th century. Read by Nicholas Farrell.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b03cv47t)
Sephbon and Hughbon - Carnival Kings

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a father and son about the impact Leeds Carnival has had on their lives, shaping their family and their relationship, in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

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

Producer: Marya Burgess.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b09pvn2h)
Reading Europe, Elif Shafak

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the Turkish writer Elif Shafak.

Elif Shafak has published ten novels and several volumes of non-fiction and her work is translated into 47 languages. She is the most widely read female novelist in Turkey today.

Born in 1971, she was raised by a single working mother and also, for the first ten years of her life, by her grandmother in Ankara. Her mother's job as a diplomat led to a move to Madrid when Elif was ten years old - and so began a peripatetic life which has taken her to places as diverse as Jordan and Germany, the United States and finally to London where she has lived for the past seven years.

Elif wrote her first novels in Turkish, but began writing in English shortly after the start of the new millennium. English, she says, has given her a new freedom to write about sensitive issues in Turkey. Her books draw on diverse cultures and reflect her interest in history, philosophy, spiritualism and Sufism. One commentator has said of her work: "Stepping into the writing of this Turkish-born author for the first time is like breaking through the back of a children's wardrobe and walking into a whole new multicultural world of lives and histories - and, above all, fabulous stories."

She is a regular columnist both for English as well as Turkish papers and also writes lyrics for rock musicians.

Producer: Sarah Taylor.


SUN 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b09pvsl3)
Series 1, Josie Long

Amanda Litherland and her guest Josie Long recommend their favourite podcasts, featuring The Beef And Dairy Network, My Dad Wrote A Porno and Short Cuts.


SUN 12:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00hsff3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Harry Worth in Things Could Be Worse (b09pv7kd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) (b09pv4fj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Susie Maguire - The Day I Met Sean Connery (b09pv657)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Orhan Pamuk - Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman (Omnibus) (b09pw24h)
Episode 1

Young Cem Celik doesn't see much of his absent father and takes a job minding an orchard for his uncle. Read by Paul Hilton.


SUN 15:45 Tom Courtenay - Dear Tom (b007k1mh)
Episode 1

When Tom Courtenay left his home near the dock in Hull for life as a drama student in London, his mother Annie wrote him funny, moving and passionate letters about her family and the life around her.

Actor Sir Tom Courtenay reads his memoir of those letters from home. 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 Craig Stephens - The Balloonists (b09pw3tj)

A once infamous Victorian balloonist, Henry Coxwell convinces beleaguered theatre impresario George Hansum to stage a daring and spectacular balloon flight.

His risky flight will make a fine melodrama, but can it save George's theatre from closure?

Craig Stephens's boisterous comedy stars Patrick Driver as Henry Coxwell, Sam Dale as James Glaisher, Kim Wall as George Hansum, Alex Kelly as Clara Fry, Alex Jones as Charles Fry and Greg Hobbs as Roger Barrington.

Original music by Derek Nisbet.

Director: Kate Chapman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b09pw3tl)
Lost Voices: Robert Service

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'Lost Voices' featuring Robert Service.

As a young man, Brian Patten was fascinated by the life and work of Robert Service, who in the early years of the 20th century left a banking job in Glasgow for the excitement of the goldrush in the Yukon. He almost immediately found himself working in a bank again, but he was now in a romantic wilderness. In the bars of Whitehorse he heard wonderful stories of life in the Gold Rush which he transmuted into Kipling-inspired verse, and he was soon the best-paid poet in the western world. Yet despite his huge popularity, he remained the self-described 'man who wouldn't fit in'.

Now, though honoured in Canada, Robert Service's work is almost forgotten.

Poems read by James Cosmo.

Producer Christine Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


SUN 17:30 Clare in the Community (b0650619)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Fear on 4 (b007jq2x)
Vicious Fish

The Man in Black tells of a giant of the deep demanding a human sacrifice.

Another in a series of nerve-tinglers from Fear on 4.

Starring John Hollis as George and Edward de Souza as the Man in Black.

With Paul Copley as Tony, Ann Windsor as Sarah and Nicholas Murchie as Danny.

Written by Gregor Grice and John Ducquemin.

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


SUN 18:30 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jn3c)
Series 2, The Return of the Sun God

On patrol in Egypt - scanning the sky for asteroids - the crew of Space Force witness a massive ball of light coming towards Earth...

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, Bernard Brown and Mia Seterial.

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 (b09pvsl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Reading Europe - Geert Mak's in Europe (Omnibus) (b09q4ft1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b03cv47t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b09pvn2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Clare in the Community (b0650619)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Cabin Pressure (b01q8qqc)
Series 4, Wokingham

When his Mum falls ill, Martin has to deal with a sister, a van and a moustache. Meanwhile, Carolyn and Douglas become locked in a game that can never end.

Cabin Pressure is a sitcom about the wing and a prayer world of a tiny, one plane, charter airline staffed by two pilots: one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. Whether they're flying squaddies to Hamburg, metal sheets to Mozambique, or an oil exec's cat to Abu Dhabi, no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

Written by John Finnemore
Produced and directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09q4k32)
Rose Matafeo 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Rose Matafeo.


SUN 23:00 What Does the K Stand For? (b03mhvqf)
Series 1, Tell Them About the Dream, Martin

Young Stephen looks for a hero that he can tell his class about.

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


SUN 23:30 James Acaster's Findings (b04nv97q)
Series 1, Fruit

Triple Foster's nominated comedian James Acaster presents the results of his research. This week, he's been investigating 'Fruit'. With Nathaniel Metcalfe ('Fresh from the Fringe') and Bryony Hannah ('Call the Midwife').

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner.


SUN 23:45 Jigsaw (b04fzfy7)
Series 2, Episode 2

Award-winning stand-up comedians Dan Antopolski, Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema combine their talents to piece together a rapid-fire and surreal sketch show.

Produced by Colin Anderson.



MONDAY 29 JANUARY 2018

MON 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jq2x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jn3c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) (b09pv4fj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Susie Maguire - The Day I Met Sean Connery (b09pv657)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Orhan Pamuk - Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman (Omnibus) (b09pw24h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Tom Courtenay - Dear Tom (b007k1mh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Craig Stephens - The Balloonists (b09pw3tj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b09pw3tl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Clare in the Community (b0650619)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k41t)
Episode 5

Still confined to his hospital bed, Inspector Grant is keen to prove his instincts about King Richard III's murderous crimes are correct.

Desperate for a contemporary account, Grant has asked for a copy of Sir Thomas More's history of the King's life...

Josephine Tey's classic story read in 14 parts by Paul Young.

Written in the early 1950s, The Daughter of Time was described by The New York Times as 'One of the best mysteries of all time'.

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2005.


MON 06:30 The Actor's Gang (b01p9f5c)

Just outside of LA in the Californian desert, presenter Rajesh Mirchandani joins 'Shawshank Redemption' star Tim Robbins as he leads acting classes with the segrgated inmates from Norco prison. Rajesh witnesses the transformation of inmates, from tough gangsters into respectable men and gains a unique insight into some of America's toughest social challenges.

Rajesh recorded inside the prison with Tim Robbins over a two month period, gaining unique access not only to Tim but also to the inmates. Tim visibly enjoys cult status among the inmates and quickly gains their trust. He is no stranger to prisons, having played an innocent man convicted of murder in "The Shawshank Redemption" and was nominated for a Best Director Oscar for "Dead Man Walking" - a film about a death row inmate. He formed The Actor's Gang, an acting troupe, which runs prison theatre workshop for inmates having spent time in some of LA's toughest prisons whilst researching both films. With re-offending a more likely scenario once they are out of prison, Robbins believes that more should be done whilst they are inside to help them change their ways.

Robbins' Hollywood master class ranges from Shakespeare to Commedia dell' arte, a style that originated in 16th-Century Italy and involves actors in masks playing basic character types. Robbins explains that inmates learn to portray four different emotions: happiness, sadness, fear and anger. One of the inmates who Rajesh follows over the course is Mike who is serving a lengthy prison sentence. Mike says, "In the yard, gangs stick to their patch but these classes have helped to make guys see that we don't need to be violent.".


MON 07:00 Millport (b0076258)
Series 2, Story

Everyone's telling tales and making up stories - while Moira's acting oddly, no-one's listening to Bob, Agnes has discovered the medicinal benefits of alcohol - and for once Irene doesn't know what to do...

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

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Doctor, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Robert Patterson as Bob/Minister and Matt Costello as Dougie.

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b09ntss1)
Series 12, Episode 3

This week, the Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Sally Phillips welcome the exuberant comedian Stephen K. Amos, the small but perfectly informed nanochemist Dr Suze Kundu, and the author of The Island Victoria Hislop.

This week, the Museum's Guest Committee highlight the resilience of Tooting Broadway, the bulletproof qualities of Kevlar and the influence of the Protective Eye.

The show was researched by Mike Turner and QI.

The Production Coordinator was Tamara Shilham.

The Associate Producer was James Harkin.

The Producers were Richard Turner and Anne Miller.

It was a BBC Studios Production.


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jy6l)
The New Car

The lad thinks he should buy a car to keep up appearances, so Sid offers to help. But there's a big surprise when he takes it for a spin.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written 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 December 1954.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jrbf)
Series 3, Turkey Dinner

Corporal Jones mistakenly shoots a bird, so the platoon hatch a plan to cook it for the old folk of Walmington-on-Sea.

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, Bill Pertwee as Hodges, Frank Williams as the Vicar, Larry Martyn as Private Walker, Pearl Hackney as Mrs Pike and Harold Bennett as Mr Blewitt.

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 August 1976.


MON 09:00 Quote... Unquote (b07vnglv)

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

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 1

Children's author Cressida Cowell
Journalist, biographer and crime novelist Ruth Dudley Edwards
Podcaster, broadcaster and writer Helen Zaltzman
Autor and arts critic Michael Billington

Presenter ... Nigel Rees
Reader ... Sally Grace
Producer ... Carl Cooper
Production co-ordinator ... George Pierpoint

A BBC Studios Production.


MON 09:30 The Party Line (b012xs26)
Series 2, Episode 5

MP Duncan Stonebridge is desperate for a quiet weekend with a sponsored walk in his constituency, but events conspire against him.

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis's topical sitcom from 2006 about a hapless backbench MP.

Stars James Fleet as Duncan Stonebridge.

With Simon Greenall, Geoffrey McGivern, Geraldine McNulty, Neil Edmond and Sarah Coleman.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2006.


MON 10:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00y9455)
Episode 1

Russia, 1880: The Karamazovs are reunited for a meeting with their father, to discuss Dmitry's inheritance.

But the unpredictable Fyodor Karamazov does not look as if he's going to play the game...

Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel was published in 1880.

Starring Roy Marsden as Fyodor Karamazov, Paul Hilton as Dmitry, Nicholas Boulton as Ivan, Carl Prekopp as Alyosha, Sam Dale as the Elder, Rachel Atkins as Mrs Khoklakova, Emma Noakes as Lise, Juliet Aubrey as Katerina, Katy Cavanagh as Grushenka, Joseph Kloska as Smerdyakov, Desmond McNamara as Grigory, Paul Richard Biggin as the Monk and Miranda Keeling as Katerina's Servant.

Dramatised by Melissa Murray.

Original music by David Pickvance.

Directors: Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


MON 11:00 Nick Walker - Annika Stranded (b048jcgg)
Series 2, Into the Ice

Annika Strandhed is a leading light in the murder squad of the Oslo police. Her neuroses - and she has a few - are mostly hidden by a boisterous manner and a love of speedboats. As fictional Scandinavian detectives go, she's not as astute as Sarah Lund or Saga Norén, perhaps, but probably better company.

In this second series of stories by Nick Walker - commissioned specially for Radio 4 - Annika is learning to juggle the demands of policing the Oslofjord with a new challenge. Namely, single motherhood.

Episode 1 (of 3): Into The Ice
A body is found in the ice on the Oslofjord. Annika can't place where she's seen it before - but the man is frozen in an oddly familiar pose.

Nick Walker is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels, Blackbox and Helloland. His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4, including Arnold In A Purple Haze (2009), the First King of Mars stories (2007 - 2010), the Afternoon Drama Life Coach (2010) and the stories Dig Yourself (2011) and The Indivisible (2012). The first series of Annika Stranded was broadcast in 2013.

Reader: Nicola Walker

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


MON 11:15 Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind (b09pypmz)
Casting Off

When Alison fell in love with an old wooden yacht called the Isabella, she didn't realise she was looking at the last relic of a family history.

Then she finds that the lady for whom the boat was named is still alive...

Catherine Czerkawska's 4-part family saga of yacht designers on the River Clyde.

Starring Sybil Wintrope as Isabella, Louise Beattie as Alison, Alan Sharpe as Adam, Alec Heggie as David, Sheila Donald as Annie, Anne Downie as Sadie, Alec Monteath as Malcolm, Irene MacDougall as Emily, William Armour as the Archivist, Susan Maguire as the Nurse, Isabel Wright as Young Hetty and James MacPherson as James.

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jy6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jrbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k41t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Actor's Gang (b01p9f5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jtlg)
Episode 1

Meet the man who battery farms humans.

Published in 1932, Aldous Huxley's enduring tale about cloning, consumerism and chemical abandon in a nightmare vision of an ideal society in the future.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Abridged in 10 parts by Neville Teller.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


MON 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042j8yf)
In the Beginning

In this first of ten programmes on experimental psychology, Martin Sixsmith examines its origins in the work of philosophers such as John Locke and scientists like Luigi Galvani, who in the 1700s investigated nerve impulses in frogs. He looks at the popular psychology of Victorian times including phrenology and physiognomy, going behind the scenes at the Science Museum with curator Philip Loring. And he talks to historian and philosopher John Forrester of Cambridge University.

Produced by Sara Parker
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b06084k6)
Significant Others, Episode 1

More from the Tales of the City series by Armistead Maupin. Here Lin Coghlan dramatises stories from the novels Significant Others and Sure of You . Back in Barbary Lane, Mrs Madrigal is still attending her sensamilla plants .. Michael has found love again with his new boyfriend Thack. Brian and Mary Anne have gone to higher ground. living in a house which looms over Barbary Lane on The Summit .

Produced by Charlotte Riches
Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts.


MON 14:45 Miles Kington - Someone Like Me (b00dp3qs)
Episode 1

Recalling his earliest memory - of an event before his own birth - as well as the drama of his first kidnapping.

Broadcaster, writer and musician Miles Kington (1941-2008) reads from his account of an endearingly eccentric childhood.

Abridged in 5 parts by Richard Hamilton.

Producer: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


MON 15:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00y9455)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b07vnglv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Party Line (b012xs26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Millport (b0076258)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b09ntss1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids (b07htd4f)
Episode 1

After 25 years, a colony of survivors on the Triffid-free Isle of Wight are under attack once more...

Simon Clark's 2001 novel is the sequel to John Wyndham's sci-fi classic. At the conclusion of 'The Day of the Triffids', scientist Bill Masen had escaped with his wife and four-year-old son to the island.

Now grown up, Bill's son, David wakes up one morning to a world plunged into darkness. Now, the Triffids have an advantage over humanity.

Stars Sam Troughton as David Masen, Nicola Bryant as Cerys/Marnie/Rowena, Paul Clayton as Bill Masen/General Fielding, Geff Francis as Gabriel and John Schwab as Sam Dynes.

Adapted by the author.

Producer: John Ainsworth.

Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery & Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish production.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b09pyvj1)
Bella Bathurst and David Bell

Sue MacGregor and her guests - writer and photo journalist, Bella Bathurst and former Chief Inspector of Schools in England, Sir David Bell - discuss favourite books by Tony Parker, Patricia Highsmith and Joe Klein. From 2005.

Lighthouse by Tony Parker
Publisher: Eland Books

The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Vintage

The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton by Joe Klein
Publisher: Coronet.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jy6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jrbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k41t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Actor's Gang (b01p9f5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Nick Walker - Annika Stranded (b048jcgg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind (b09pypmz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b09ntss1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Ross Noble Goes Global (b007jvs3)
Series 1, China

The stand-up comic discovers the bustling city of Shanghai, performs in front of the locals and marvels at the wonders of a thousand pensioners in a park...

Producer: Danny Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra (b09pyyqw)
Series 22, Episode 4

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


MON 23:45 Hearing With Hegley (b00b7c59)
Series 1, Episode 4

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley, entertains an audience with his book of verse. From November 1996.



TUESDAY 30 JANUARY 2018

TUE 00:00 Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids (b07htd4f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b09pyvj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k41t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Actor's Gang (b01p9f5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jtlg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042j8yf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b06084k6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Miles Kington - Someone Like Me (b00dp3qs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00y9455)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b07vnglv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Party Line (b012xs26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Millport (b0076258)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b09ntss1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k441)
Episode 6

Pursuing the truth about the King's murderous crimes, Grant has read Sir Thomas More's 'History of Richard III' believing it to be a contemporary account of events.

But concerned about its reliability as evidence, the Scotland Yard inspector finds help in an unlikely form...

Josephine Tey's classic story read in 14 parts by Paul Young.

Written in the early 1950s, The Daughter of Time was described by The New York Times as 'One of the best mysteries of all time'.

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2005.


TUE 06:30 That's No Job for an Asian (b00fn3fp)

Yasmeen Khan explores the current state of British Asian comedy and asks whether the job of being a comedian has become an acceptable alternative to the more traditional professions of doctor, lawyer and accountant. She hears the views of both new and veteran comedians, including Sanjeev Bhaskar, Paul Sinha, Sajeela Kershi and Ahir Shah.


TUE 07:00 1835 (b012gpr4)
The Reluctant Aristocrat

Belport tries to prove he is not a toff but instead starts the world's first rail strike. Stars Paul Rider. From June 2004.


TUE 07:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b09nvrs7)
Series 4, Tax Free

In this series, Simon Evans examines the concept of the 'free lunch' and shines a light on new ways of making money in the 21st century.

There are many apparently 'free' economic models operating today but what are they and how do they work? Across four episodes Simon and his team will explore Social Media and how we often appear to enjoy it for free. Later on Simon examines the perhaps unfair belief that some multinationals appear to operate tax free. And what about the billions being given away 'for free' by a new breed of philanthro-capitalists? Finally, what can we learn from these operating models to help that beloved yet creaking institution, the NHS, which is also apparently free at the point of use?

As a wise person once said, there's no such thing as a free lunch. If you're not paying, you're the product.

Also featuring Financial Times economics god Tim Harford and Timandra Harkness, author of 'Big Data: Does Size Matter?'

Episode 2: Tax Free

Most individuals who earn money or businesses that make a profit are required to cheerfully wave off substantial proportions of their money to the public good. But as soon as those individuals or corporations achieve a certain critical mass, they just sort of drift off to some mythical island whose co-ordinates are unknown to common folk, where they erect a giant tax-repellant rainbow over them to protect them from the tiresome responsibility of paying their way. Should we in fact find this as grossly infuriating as it appears to be?

Starring: Simon Evans with Tim Harford and Timandra Harkness
Written by Simon Evans with Benjamin Partridge
Researcher: Andrew Wright
Production coordinator: Toby Tilling

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production.


TUE 08:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b05pwkxc)
From 02/05/1965

How not to fix a gas leak with Andy Mann - and The Great Train Robbery's 'unknown man' revealed.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With John Laurie, Patricia Hayes, Judith Chalmers and Wallas Eaton.

Music from Brian Poole and The Tremeloes.

Doddy's Diddy Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Lockyer.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1965.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b0148wfp)
Under the Weather

The outlook's stormy for the bungling bureaucrats as they arrive at the Met Office.

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

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

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

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in May 1973.


TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra (b09pyyqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Hearing With Hegley (b00b7c59)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yb1sd)
Episode 2

As Alyosha attends to dying Father Zosima, relations between Dmitry and his father turn ever more dangerous. Stars Paul Hilton. From November 2006.


TUE 11:00 Nick Walker - Annika Stranded (b0495t6p)
Series 2, Sub Zero

Annika Strandhed is a leading light in the murder squad of the Oslo police. Her neuroses - and she has a few - are mostly hidden by a boisterous manner and a love of speedboats. As fictional Scandinavian detectives go, she's not as astute as Sarah Lund or Saga Norén, perhaps, but probably better company.

In this second series of stories by Nick Walker - commissioned specially for Radio 4 - Annika is learning to juggle the demands of policing the Oslofjord with a new challenge. Namely, single motherhood.

Episode 2 (of 3): Sub Zero
A woman is found, killed by a falling icicle. But Annika believes this was no accident.

Nick Walker is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels, Blackbox and Helloland. His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4, including Arnold In A Purple Haze (2009), the First King of Mars stories (2007 - 2010), the Afternoon Drama Life Coach (2010) and the stories Dig Yourself (2011) and The Indivisible (2012). The first series of Annika Stranded was broadcast in 2013.

Reader: Nicola Walker

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


TUE 11:15 Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind (b09pz4w4)
Hoisting the Sail

Alison has got to know Isabella - her yacht's namesake - and has agreed to take the old lady down to see the vessel at the marina.

The history of the yacht is important, but more so is that of the family - and Isabella is the sole repository of that story...

Catherine Czerkawska's 4-part family saga of yacht designers on the River Clyde.

Starring Sybil Wintrope as Isabella, James MacPherson as James, Louise Beattie as Alison, Alec Heggie as David, Mary Riggans as Matron, Monica Gibb as Hetty, Finlay McLean as Hugh, Allan Sharpe as Stirling, Stuart Davids as the Bosun and Isabel Wright as Young Hetty.

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


TUE 12:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b05pwkxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b0148wfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k441)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 That's No Job for an Asian (b00fn3fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jtmn)
Episode 2

Bernard Marx is a misfit in an ideal society. So why is Lenina attracted to him? Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser. From April 2003.


TUE 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042jhl9)
Brains and Brass Instruments

Martin Sixsmith investigates how medical research helped identify different areas of the brain - from the speechless patient of French physician Paul Broca to the brain damaged American railway worker Phineas Gage.

He looks at how new ways to measure time helped German psychologists like Wilhelm Wundt to assess the speed of thought, whilst in Britain archivist Subhadra Das explains the impact on psychology of Sir Francis Galton's statistical mass observations.

Produced by Sara Parker
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b06085q8)
Significant Others, Episode 2

Armistead Maupin's much loved characters are back . Lin Coghlan dramatises Significant Others and Sure of You from the Tales of the City series. It's San Francisco in the 80's Mary Ann Singleton's TV career is going well when old boyfriend Burke turns up. Mouse

Produced by Charlotte Riches
Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts.


TUE 14:45 Miles Kington - Someone Like Me (b00dp6f6)
Episode 2

Frog-like Aunt Flo and Uncle Walter's fascination with fig leaves. The much-missed writer recalls his eccentric childhood. From September 2005.


TUE 15:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yb1sd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Jest a Minute (b012h804)
Series 1, Episode 1

Justin Moorhouse, Jarred Christmas, Chris Corcoran and Jeremy Hardy star in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz. From August 2006.


TUE 16:30 Ballylenon (b007szbq)
Series 3, Episode 3

The BBC's plan to record a programme at the church causes some upset. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna. From June 1996.


TUE 17:00 1835 (b012gpr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b09nvrs7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids (b07jcb0z)
Episode 2

David Masen becomes the first European to reach America since 'the blinding'. But all is not well in New York.

Simon Clark's 2001 novel is the sequel to John Wyndham's sci-fi classic. At the conclusion of 'The Day of the Triffids', scientist Bill Masen had escaped with his wife and four-year-old son to the island.

Now grown up, Bill's son, David has discovered the Triffids now have an advantage over humanity.

Stars Sam Troughton as David Masen, Nicola Bryant as Cerys/Marnie/Rowena, Paul Clayton as Bill Masen/General Fielding, Geff Francis as Gabriel and John Schwab as Sam Dynes.

Adapted by the author.

Producer: John Ainsworth.

Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery & Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish production.


TUE 18:30 Pioneers (b00xh8hq)
Series 1, Kim Cotton

Kim Cotton talks about the emotional impact after becoming the UK's first surrogate. She explains to Clare English about how this supposedly wonderful experience was quickly overshadowed by not only a media circus, but also by public criticism.

She describes how she received very little support from the surrogate agency which left her feeling completely isolated and mentally unprepared for when it came time to hand over baby Cotton.


TUE 19:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b05pwkxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b0148wfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k441)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 That's No Job for an Asian (b00fn3fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Nick Walker - Annika Stranded (b0495t6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind (b09pz4w4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b09nvrs7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World (b007jtql)
Series 2, The Scheme of Things

The sci-fi star probes the notion of a 'cosmic plan'. With Richard Herring, Stewart Lee and Tom Baker. From August 1993.


TUE 23:00 Seekers (b03ctfp8)
Series 1, That Bloke Keeps Looking at Us

There's a bloke sitting at the other end of the Job Centre waiting room. Joe, Terry and Stuart try and work out who he is. He starts giving the three lads, evil looks. Joe becomes adamant that he is a hitman sent by the Food Standards Agency. Terry thinks it might be a bloke from Benefits fraud. Whoever he is they're determined not to be intimidated and return the evil looks.

Seekers, is about the characters that regularly frequent a Job Centre in the Essex town of Rayleigh. Be it the unfulfilled or aspirational staff that work there, or the mixture of jobless people from every walk of life, some desperate to get back to work, some trying their best to never have to work at all.

We listen into the mundane, pointless and sometimes bewildering conversations, the petty arguments and pointless rivalries that people involve themselves in just to relieve the boredom in the sterile, air conditioned building, they all have to return to day after day.

Episode Three: That Bloke Keeps Looking At Us

Written by Steven Burge
Produced by Katie Tyrrell.


TUE 23:30 The Mel and Sue Thing (b00769ql)
Episode 1

Weird characters and surreal chat from Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins . Featuring Jane Austen's Last Novella and a duet sung by Cliff Richard and Delia Smith.

These days, they're best known as the scrumptious cake-filling between Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood on the BBC's The Great British Bake Off - but in this series, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins return to their radio comic roots.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2002.



WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY 2018

WED 00:00 Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids (b07jcb0z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Pioneers (b00xh8hq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k441)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 That's No Job for an Asian (b00fn3fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jtmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042jhl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b06085q8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Miles Kington - Someone Like Me (b00dp6f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yb1sd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Jest a Minute (b012h804)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Ballylenon (b007szbq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 1835 (b012gpr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b09nvrs7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k458)
Episode 7

Disappointed by the books he's read about King Richard III, Inspector Alan Grant has asked his friend Marta if she knows anyone at the British Museum.

She's turned up a young man whom she calls a 'woolly lamb', a young American named Brent Carradine...

Josephine Tey's classic story read in 14 parts by Paul Young.

Written in the early 1950s, The Daughter of Time was described by The New York Times as 'One of the best mysteries of all time'.

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2005.


WED 06:30 Down and Out Debaters (b01pcvl2)

Every Tuesday night during Michaelmas term at Durham University, the debating chamber at the Durham Union Society is filled with student volunteers training a group of participants brought in by the homeless charity Cyrenians.

The hope is that through debating the group can hone their skills of speaking, and gain confidence and the ability to deal better with job interviews and challenging environments. They've got eight weeks, then there's a black tie dinner and the participants will be debating in front of an audience.

The participants have had a tough history, and for many of them the idea of public speaking fills them with terror. The students 'ooze confidence' and it's up to them to impart some of that on their trainees, and hope that in the long term it might make a difference to their lives.

Can it? Edi Stark finds out.

Produced by Lucy Lloyd.


WED 07:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00nwsh4)
Series 1, Pregnancy

A pregnancy scare sparks Bartholomew family chaos. Who is expecting and where will the baby sleep? Stars Duncan Preston. From August 2003.


WED 07:30 Angstrom (b09nxsc4)
Series 1, Into the Mad Mind of Madness

Matthew Holness stars as Knut Ångström, a brooding, alcoholic, maverick Swedish detective from the tough streets of Oslo, in a Scandinavian detective yarn adapted from the bestselling Ångström trilogy by Martin English (writing as Bjorgen Swedenssonsson).

Following the death of his wife, Ångström is posted to the Njalsland peninsula where he becomes embroiled in a labyrinthine murder (or possibly not-murder) case which bears an eerie similarity to the Askeladden killings - a case from his distant past.

In episode 3, a clue left by the killer leads Ångström and Mina to the Schmilsson novelty troll factory, where Ångström's brooding threatens to get out of control.

A new comedy series by writers of the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups, Charlie Brooker's ...Wipe, That Mitchell and Webb Look and A Touch of Cloth.

Written by Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley
Cast: Matthew Holness, Nadia Kamil, Simon Kane, Kevin Eldon, Anna Crilly, David Reed, Freya Parker.
Production Co-ordinator: Tamara Shilham
Produced by Lyndsay Fenner

A BBC Studios production.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b05rdfy2)
The Morning After

Commander Povey orders the poorly crew of HMS Troutbridge on to choppy waters in search of a buoy.

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 Rating 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 March 1960.


WED 08:30 Round the Horne (b00j05wj)
Series 1, Episode 5

Saluting a puddings inventor - and Gruntfuttock's after a job at the BBC.

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 April 1965.


WED 09:00 The Write Stuff (b02lyb11)
William Blake

Radio 4's literary panel show, hosted by James Walton, with team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh and guests John O'Farrell and Jane Thynne.

Produced by Alexandra Smith.


WED 09:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0dp)
Remember, Remember the Fifth of September

The blackest day of the year has come to Oglethorpe station - it's June's birthday. Rocket and Points are keeping out of her way, but station manager David is determined to make it a day to remember!

Peter Morfoot's comedy stars Michael Williams as Rocket, Peter Davison as David, Rosemary Martin as June, Phillippa Wilson as Points, Madge Hindle as Hattie and Chris Emmett as Sodd.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


WED 10:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yb5ch)
Episode 3

Following a violent encounter at the Karamazov home, Dmitry flees the town in search of Grushenka. Stars Paul Hilton. From November 2006.


WED 11:00 Nick Walker - Annika Stranded (b049xyj0)
Series 2, All Human Life

Annika Strandhed is a leading light in the murder squad of the Oslo police. Her neuroses - and she has a few - are mostly hidden by a boisterous manner and a love of speedboats. As fictional Scandinavian detectives go, she's not as astute as Sarah Lund or Saga Norén, perhaps, but probably better company.

In this second series of stories by Nick Walker - commissioned specially for Radio 4 - Annika is learning to juggle the demands of policing the Oslofjord with a new challenge. Namely, single motherhood.

Episode 3 (of 3): All Human Life
Frogner Park had always been a place of happy associations for Annika - until three men were found dead at the base of its famous monolith.

Nick Walker is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels, Blackbox and Helloland. His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4, including Arnold In A Purple Haze (2009), the First King of Mars stories (2007 - 2010), the Afternoon Drama Life Coach (2010) and the stories Dig Yourself (2011) and The Indivisible (2012). The first series of Annika Stranded was broadcast in 2013.

Reader: Nicola Walker

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


WED 11:15 Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind (b09pzwms)
Still Waters

The Lynns are now established as a major force in world yacht design. After David's death James runs the firm. He and Hetty have married and their daughter, Isabella, has an important appointment at the yard in the near future...

Catherine Czerkawska's 4-part family saga of yacht designers on the River Clyde.

Starring Sybil Wintrope as Isabella, James MacPherson as James, Louise Beattie as Alison, Alec Heggie as David, Monica Gibb as Hetty, Irene MacDougall as Emily, John Buick as Paolo, Liam Brennan as Ian, Tom Smith as the Foreman, Douglas Stiven as Paolo's Papa, Ceit Kearney as the Cook, Wendy Ronald as the Kitchen maid, Astrid Wilson as Jessie, Sheila Donald as Annie and Alec Heggie as David.

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b05rdfy2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Round the Horne (b00j05wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k458)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Down and Out Debaters (b01pcvl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007nchp)
Episode 3

Feeling ill at ease, Bernard Marx shares his worries about Lenina with his best friend. Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser. From April 2003. Episode 3 of 10.


WED 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042l24h)
The Mind Observes the Mind

In this programme Martin Sixsmith examines the evolution of psychology on both sides of the Atlantic, from the founding father of American psychology William James to the Gestalt movement in Germany, through the rise of behaviourism in the United States to the cognitive revolution of the 1960s.

He talks to the veteran psychologist George Mandler, who was part of that revolution, about how it still influences thinking today.

Produced by Sara Parker
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b0608jmz)
Significant Others, Episode 3

It's San Francisco in the 1980s. Mrs Madrigal is fighting to save the wooden steps in Barbary Lane . Dede - reluctantly and D'Or - enthusiastically - are packing the car to go to Wimminwood . Mary Ann is mulling over Burke's offer of a job in New York . Armistead Maupin's well-loved characters from his Tales of the City series continue their lives in Significant Others and Sure of You dramatised by Lin Coghlan.

Produced by Charlotte Riches.
Directed by Susan Roberts in Salford.


WED 14:45 Miles Kington - Someone Like Me (b00dpg1d)
Episode 3

Gossip, siestas and his brother's attempt to play a corpse. The much-missed broadcaster recalls his eccentric childhood. From September 2005.


WED 15:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yb5ch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Write Stuff (b02lyb11)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0dp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00nwsh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Angstrom (b09nxsc4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids (b07jwj32)
Episode 3

The more David Masen learns about Manhattan, the less he likes it. And the island's leader has a dubious past.

Simon Clark's 2001 novel is the sequel to John Wyndham's sci-fi classic. At the conclusion of 'The Day of the Triffids', scientist Bill Masen had escaped with his wife and four-year-old son to the island.

Now grown up, Bill's son, David wakes up one morning to a world plunged into darkness. Now, the Triffids have an advantage over humanity.

Stars Sam Troughton as David Masen, Nicola Bryant as Cerys/Marnie/Rowena, Paul Clayton as Bill Masen/General Fielding, Geff Francis as Gabriel and John Schwab as Sam Dynes.

Adapted by the author.

Producer: John Ainsworth.

Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery & Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish production.


WED 18:30 The Tingle Factor (b04lwyxk)
Bernard Levin

Bernard Levin tells Robin Ray why certain musical moments and words send a shiver down his spine.

From Wagner to Winston Churchill, the journalist and broadcaster also shares memories of his life and career.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b05rdfy2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Round the Horne (b00j05wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k458)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Down and Out Debaters (b01pcvl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Nick Walker - Annika Stranded (b049xyj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind (b09pzwms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Angstrom (b09nxsc4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Secret World (b012ylgm)
Series 2, Episode 6

James Bond star Daniel Craig tries to get car insurance. Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives. From August 2010.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09qwfk2)
Ruth Bratt and Pippa Evans 1/2

From 10.00 until midnight, 7 days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Cariad Lloyd talks to Ruth Bratt and Pippa Evans.


WED 23:00 Political Animals (b03ktz1b)
Series 2, Barney and George

By Tony Bagley.

2. Barney and George

An unreliable dog's eye view of the trials and tribulations of living in the White House. Here, Barney reveals how George broke his heart by being unfaithful with a man called Tony.

Directed by Marc Beeby.


WED 23:15 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b007ynlv)
Series 1, The Murder Mystery

The elderly Scotsmen probe Mrs Naughtie's odd disappearance amid some unsavoury rumours. Stars Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. From December 2002.


WED 23:30 The Guns of Adam Riches (b01qfjmz)
Series 1, Mastermind

Character comedy from 2011 Edinburgh Award winner, Adam Riches. With fast-paced, offbeat sketches, songs (there are no songs) and a generous dollop of audience interaction. Also starring Cariad Lloyd and Jim Johnson.

This week, Mastermind intends to kill the audience, unless a brave challenger from the front row can defeat him.

Written by Adam Riches
Produced by Simon Mayhew-Archer and Rupert Majendie.



THURSDAY 01 FEBRUARY 2018

THU 00:00 Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids (b07jwj32)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 The Tingle Factor (b04lwyxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k458)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Down and Out Debaters (b01pcvl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007nchp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042l24h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b0608jmz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Miles Kington - Someone Like Me (b00dpg1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yb5ch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Write Stuff (b02lyb11)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0dp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00nwsh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Angstrom (b09nxsc4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k46b)
Episode 8

Convinced that King Richard III was not a murderer, Inspector Grant and his new research worker, Brent are puzzled why his successor Henry VII failed to make political capital out of the fate of the Princes.

Can Brent find out what really happened?

Josephine Tey's classic story read in 14 parts by Paul Young.

Written in the early 1950s, The Daughter of Time was described by The New York Times as 'One of the best mysteries of all time'.

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2005.


THU 06:30 Sleeve Notes (b00htmzr)

Music writer Laura Barton explains her love of the sleeve note, which was once, for many, the cherished gateway into a musical world but has now been diminished by the digitalisation of music.

She considers how the sleeve note can act as a declaration of intent from the artist, as epitomised by Johnny Cash's sleeve notes for his classic 1968 live album, At Folsom Prison, or by the inclusion of the founding declaration of the Rock Against Racism movement on the sleeve of Tom Robinson's debut album Power in the Darkness.

Poet Simon Armitage talks about being commissioned by Paul Weller to write the sleeve notes for his latest album.


THU 07:00 Fat Chance (b01byc68)
Better Wed Than Dead

It's Kelly's wedding day and the rest of the slimming club rally round to give her a day she'll never forget - though she may want to...

Jenny McDade's high-fat bittersweet comedy for those believing there's a thin person inside them begging to get out.

Starring Janine Duvitski, Gareth Corke, Michael Troughton, Anne Reid, Julia Deakin, Tilly Gaunt, Harry Myers and Frances Jeater.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.


THU 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09nxzn7)
Series 7, Episode 4

John Finnemore presents another half hour of his award-winning sketch show, joined by his regular ensemble cast of Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan.

This week, an established Radio 4 programme gets a brand new theme tune, and we get a tutorial to the world's most complicated game. Also, Patsy Straightwoman asks someone very old to tell her more and, well... Since you ask John for a 'howdy, partner'...

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme was described by The Radio Times as "the best sketch show in years, on television or radio", and by The Daily Telegraph as "funny enough to make even the surliest cat laugh". Already the winner of a BBC Audio Drama Award and a Radio Academy Silver Award, John was named the 2016 Radio Broadcaster of the Year by the Broadcasting Press Guild for his work on Souvenir Programme.

Written by & starring ... John Finnemore
Cast ... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Cast ... Simon Kane
Cast ... Lawry Lewin
Cast ... Carrie Quinlan
Original music composed by ... Susannah Pearse
Piano ... Susannah Pearse
Cello ... Sally Stares
Production Coordinator ... Beverly Tagg
Producer ... Ed Morrish

A BBC Studios production.


THU 08:00 Marriage Lines (b05ztl5x)
Series 2, Episode 2

With baby a week overdue, there's frustration for George and Kate.

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 March 1967.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b007xt2f)
The Case of the Missing CD Plates

Mown down and flattened, frustrated Neddie Seagoon falls foul of diplomatic immunity. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1955.


THU 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01s7zpg)
Series 11, Episode 5

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

Richard Osman, John Finnemore, Lucy Beaumont and Rhod Gilbert are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as octopuses, planes, armadillos and socks.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Producer: Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 09:30 The Inimitable Jeeves (b007jxf5)
Jeeves Exerts the Old Cerebellum

What with young Bingo Little in love for the umpteenth time, Aunt Agatha and her plans to marry Bertie off to the formidable Honoria Glossop, and the troublesome twins, Claude and Eustace - there's just no peace for poor Bertie.

Only one man can save the day - the inimitable Jeeves.

PG Wodehouse romp adapted by Chris Miller.

Starring Michael Hordern stars as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie, Ronald Fraser as Mortimer Little, Jonathan Cecil as Bingo Little and Ann Davies as Mabel.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1973.


THU 10:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00ybxz9)
Episode 4

As Dmitry goes on trial for murder, Alyosha desperately seeks proof of his innocence. Stars Paul Hilton and Carl Prekopp. From November 2006.


THU 11:00 Stories from the Southern Cross (b0499snx)
The Road from Austinmer Beach, by Catherine Cole

Stories from the Southern Cross consists of three new pieces of writing produced in collaboration with the first Australia New Zealand Literature Festival. Each story represents a new voice from the Antipodes - a place at once very familiar, but in fact quite different.

The series depicts a world of aggressive ennui, of suburban sprawl battling with a voracious bush and extreme weather, of taboos and generations colliding as old, White Australia comes to terms with another generation of migration.

In "The Road from Austinmer Beach", widower Bert Hamilton travels for two hours a week to visit residents in a home - when, one day, a traffic jam forces a change of route, the discovery of a cake shop and an encounter with the latest wave of immigration that sheds new light on his life.

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


THU 11:15 Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind (b09q39l5)
Weathering the Storm

Like her namesake yacht, Isabella still survives - the last of the Lynns. But without help Alison can't pay for the work needed on the yacht Isabella.

Having learned about the family, she hates the possibility of losing her Lynn yacht...

Conclusion of Catherine Czerkawska's 4-part family saga of yacht designers on the River Clyde.

Starring Sybil Wintrope as Isabella, James MacPherson as James, Louise Beattie as Alison, John Buick as Paolo, Monica Gibb as Hetty, Liam Brennan as Ian, Gilbert Martin as Maclehose, Mark McDonnell as David, Irene MacDougall as Emily, Tom Smith as Alex, Astrid Wilson as Jessie, Sheila Donald as Annie and Alec Heggie as Old David.

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


THU 12:00 Marriage Lines (b05ztl5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b007xt2f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k46b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Sleeve Notes (b00htmzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007nf2z)
Episode 4

Bernard takes Lenina to the Savage Reservation, but is she fully prepared? Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser. From April 2003.


THU 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042ldz4)
War

Martin Sixsmith looks at the ways in which war has influenced psychology.

He examines the impact of shellshock and the treatment methods of pioneer doctors like W.H. Rivers at Craiglockhart Hospital in Scotland. He talks to military psychiatrist and Falklands veteran Dr Morgan O'Connell and to Edgar Jones, Professor of the History of Psychiatry at Kings College London. And he explains how war changed society's attitude to mental health and boosted psychology as a profession.

Produced by Sara Parker
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b060blkx)
Significant Others, Episode 4

Mrs Madrigal's appeal to the authorities to save her beloved Barbary Lane steps have been turned down. Dede and D'Or are having different experiences at Wimminwood and Michael gets caught up in the difficulties Mary Ann and Brian are having and has to dish out a few home truths .

Lin Coghlan dramatises stories from Significant Others and Sure of You by Armistead Maupin from his Tales of the City series .Set in San Francisco in the 80's .

Produced by Charlotte Riches
Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts.


THU 14:45 Miles Kington - Someone Like Me (b00dpnwr)
Episode 4

A Sherlock Holmes game unearths some awkward family evidence. The much-missed writer recalls his eccentric childhood. From September 2005.


THU 15:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00ybxz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01s7zpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 The Inimitable Jeeves (b007jxf5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Fat Chance (b01byc68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09nxzn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids (b07jllsy)
Episode 4

Valiantly trying to save Christina, back in Manhattan - David learns the extent of Fielding's megalomania.

Simon Clark's 2001 novel is the sequel to John Wyndham's sci-fi classic. At the conclusion of 'The Day of the Triffids', scientist Bill Masen had escaped with his wife and four-year-old son to the island.

Now grown up, Bill's son, David woke up one morning to a world plunged into darkness. Now, the Triffids have an advantage over humanity.

Stars Sam Troughton as David Masen, Nicola Bryant as Cerys/Marnie/Rowena, Paul Clayton as Bill Masen/General Fielding, Geff Francis as Gabriel and John Schwab as Sam Dynes.

Adapted by the author.

Producer: John Ainsworth.

Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery & Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish production.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00tjb1h)
Series 22, Simone Weil

Simone Weil - mystic, social activist, and sort of latter day saint - is one of the more unexpected recent choices for Great Lives. She is remembered chiefly these days for her writings and the controversy over whether she starved herself to death, at the age of 34. But for Eleanor Bron she remains the supreme example of someone who lived her life according to her ideals.
Born in 1909 in Paris, Simone Weil chose to work in factories, volunteered for the anarchist militia in the Spanish Civil War, and tried to persuade General de Gaulle in the Second World War to parachute nurses onto the frontline. She seemed permanently compelled to identify with suffering, but not, argues Eleanor Bron, in a preachy way. Grahame Davies, who based his first novel on Simone Weil's life, largely agrees.
Eleanor Bron's career began with satire at the Establishment Club. She appeared alongside the Beatles in Help - her name is said to have inspired McCartney's Eleanor Rigby - and on television she has featured in Yes Minister, Doctor Who, Absolutely Fabulous, and so the list goes on. The presenter is Matthew Parris, and the producer is Miles Warde.


THU 19:00 Marriage Lines (b05ztl5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b007xt2f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k46b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Sleeve Notes (b00htmzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Stories from the Southern Cross (b0499snx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind (b09q39l5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09nxzn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Sketchorama (b01sjj11)
Series 2, Episode 4

Thom Tuck presents the pick of the new sketch groups currently performing live on the UK comedy circuit - with character, improv, broken and musical sketch comedy.

This final episode of the second series is in Glasgow and also features a special one-off reunion performance from classic sketch group Absolutely.

The sketch groups featured in episode four of Sketchorama are:

ENDEMIC
Endemic came together in 2009 as a loose collective of performers who just wanted to make new, funny stuff. This diverse bunch of experienced comedians, musicians, writers, actors and film-makers have since produced a variety of comedic offerings - music videos, online sketches and live shows, including a run at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. Their fan-base is growing, and now includes some of their own friends and family.

ABSOLUTELY
Members of the cast of Channel 4's hugely popular sketch show Absolutely reunited for a special, one-off radio appearance as part of this second series of Sketchorama. Pete Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Moray Hunter, Gordon Kennedy and John Sparkes recorded the show at The Oran Mor in Glasgow and performed new and classic material from some of the show's favourite characters - including Calum Gilhooley, Denzil and Gwynedd, The Little Girl and the Stoneybridge Town Council.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09qwg4d)
Ruth Bratt and Pippa Evans 2/2

From 10.00 until midnight, 7 days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Cariad Lloyd talks again to Ruth Bratt and Pippa Evans.


THU 23:00 Start/Stop (b03bg4vk)
Series 1, Episode 4

by Jack Docherty
A new sitcom about three couples sailing off in to the sunset. And sinking. This week a Barbecue proves painful for everyone.

Jack Docherty

Jack has an exceptional record of making stand-out comedy. He first performed at the 1980 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the comedy sketch group The Bodgers and went on to write for radio and television including: Spitting Image, Alas Smith and Jones, Vic Reeves Big Night Out, Absolutely, The Lenny Henry Show, Max Headroom, Weekending, The News Huddlines and a ton of other things.

He has also performed in a huge variety of comedy shows including in The Comic Strip Presents, The Morwenna Banks Show, Monarch of the Glen, Red Dwarf V, The Old Guys and Badults. He has also featured in the Radio 4 comedies Baggage and Mordrin MacDonald - 21st Century Wizard and has appeared on various comedy panel shows including Have I Got News For You and It's Only TV But I Like It. Jack presented his own show The Jack Docherty Show which ran for 2 years on Channel 5.


THU 23:30 Armando Iannucci - Facts and Fancies (b007jrm4)
Episode 4

From writing books to environmental damage, producer, writer and performer Armando Iannucci presents his own collection of humorous essays. From January 1998.


THU 23:45 Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment (b00890lj)
Episode 4

Memoirs of a boy growing up in the 1970s, a time of electro-convulsive shock therapy. Written and read by Peter Bradshaw. From January 1999.



FRIDAY 02 FEBRUARY 2018

FRI 00:00 Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids (b07jllsy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b00tjb1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k46b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Sleeve Notes (b00htmzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007nf2z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042ldz4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b060blkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Miles Kington - Someone Like Me (b00dpnwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00ybxz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01s7zpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 The Inimitable Jeeves (b007jxf5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Fat Chance (b01byc68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09nxzn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k47g)
Episode 9

Inspector Grant is concerned that his investigation into the life of Richard III is becoming an obsession. Read by Paul Young. From February 2005.


FRI 06:30 The Secret History of Bagpipes (b007jzbj)

Tom Morton investigates pipes and politics, from Northern Ireland to Galicia via Scotland and Northumbria. From January 2004.


FRI 07:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00cbm6c)
Series 1, Plethora Princess Regent

Awaiting news of a new pope, Plethora takes over Monte Guano and Ludovico takes to his bed. With David Swift. From May 2001.


FRI 07:30 The Break (b07ffb29)
Dead Man's Dinner

Jeff (Philip Jackson) and his nephew Andy (Tom Palmer) are contacted by the Editor of The Flamford Bugle (Rasmus Hardiker). They have won a slap-up dinner for two at Flamford's poshest eaterie, The Royal Albion Hotel.

Eagerly anticipating the night out of a lifetime, Andy and Jeff's dreams of gourmet heaven quickly deteriorate into the nightmare of a lifetime. The prize had been promised to local citizen Wally Metcalfe, but he died just after the draw. Now his widow (Alison Steadman) is on the warpath with her two burly sons.

Social media doesn't help either, and in no time there is a mob baying for Jeff and Andy's blood.

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


FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00wsyk4)
Series 5, Ulysses

An Ancient Greek epic, plus Bill Oddie sings the telephone directory. Song and sketches with John Cleese. From July 1967.


FRI 08:30 Albert and Me (b0480vfp)
Series 2, Casual Labour

Single dad Bryan tries to find work by advertising in a shop window. Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

Robert Lindsay takes over as the single parent 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 the ever-versatile Pat Coombs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.


FRI 09:00 Whispers (b007k2sl)
Series 3, Episode 3

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


FRI 09:30 Street and Lane (b00vls7z)
Series 2, Ringing the Changes

Fixing some bells in a belfry, the Yorkshire builders get in a flap over an old feud. Stars Shaun Dooley. From January 2007.


FRI 10:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yc3jw)
Episode 5

Following Ivan's dramatic appearance at his brother's trial, Katerina prepares to deal Dmitry a fatal blow. Stars Paul Hilton. From December 2006.


FRI 11:00 Stories from the Southern Cross (b04b2wzv)
The Mare's Nest, by Chris Womersley

Stories from the Southern Cross consists of three new pieces of writing produced in collaboration with the first Australia New Zealand Literature Festival. Each story represents a new voice from the Antipodes - a place at once very familiar, but in fact quite different.

The series depicts a world of aggressive ennui, of suburban sprawl battling with a voracious bush and extreme weather, of taboos and generations colliding as old, White Australia comes to terms with another generation of migration.

The second of these three stories is Chris Womersley's The Mare's Nest, in which the narrator remembers his father's psychological disintegration, making him anything but the epitome of the Australian male - the bloke. The father's delusions were fuelled by a very real and extraordinary landscape, by myth and recent history, and by his own father's suicide which - in a culture of denial - becomes his 'disappearance'.

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


FRI 11:15 Baldi (b007k06w)
Series 3, Tempus Fugit

The priestly sleuth finds that time waits for no one as he investigates a murder. Stars David Threlfall and Tina Kellegher. From March 2003.


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00wsyk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Albert and Me (b0480vfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k47g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Secret History of Bagpipes (b007jzbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007rkyx)
Episode 5

Lenina is horrified by the Savage Reservation, until she meets John. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser. From April 2003.


FRI 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042lp8w)
We Do What We're Told

Following the Second World War, psychologists wanted to understand how so many ordinary Germans could have agreed to participate in the Nazis' atrocities.

Martin Sixsmith looks at their attempts to explain the banality of evil, including the controversial experiments of Stanley Milgram and Philip Zimbardo. And he talks to Oxford Professor Miles Hewstone about how far social psychology has come in clarifying how we think and act within a group.

Series consultant, Professor Daniel Pick, Birkbeck, University of London.

Produced by Sara Parker

A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b060bwdz)
Significant Others, Episode 5

Armistead Maupin's beloved characters come to the end of the 80s as this series closes. Mary Ann has decided to move to New York. Having Thack around will ease Michael's loss back in San Francisco . But what about Brian ? Faced with losing the wooden steps outside Barbary Lane Mrs Madrigal resorts to chains. The final part of Lin Coghlan's dramatisation of Significant Others and Sure of You.

Produced by Charlotte Riches
Directed by Susan Roberts.


FRI 14:45 Miles Kington - Someone Like Me (b00dpspz)
Episode 5

A shock at the age of 18 from his sausage-loving father. The much-missed broadcaster recalls his eccentric childhood. From September 2005.


FRI 15:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yc3jw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Whispers (b007k2sl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Street and Lane (b00vls7z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00cbm6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Break (b07ffb29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids (b07jlqmy)
Episode 5

David and the rebels must use desperate tactics to try and halt Fielding. But can they outfight the megalomaniac?

Simon Clarke's 2001 novel is the sequel to John Wyndham's sci-fi classic. At the conclusion of 'The Day of the Triffids', scientist Bill Masen had escaped with his wife and four-year-old son to the island.

Now grown up, Bill's son, David woke up one morning to a world plunged into darkness. Now, the Triffids have an advantage over humanity.

Stars Sam Troughton as David Masen, Nicola Bryant as Cerys/Marnie/Rowena, Paul Clayton as Bill Masen/General Fielding, Geff Francis as Gabriel and John Schwab as Sam Dynes.

Adapted by the author.

Producer: John Ainsworth.

Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery & Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish production.


FRI 18:30 Soul Music (b080t7dh)
Series 23, The Star-Spangled Banner

America's national anthem was written by a lawyer, Francis Scott Key, after watching the British navy bombing Fort McHenry in 1814. It was set to an English social men's club song and recognized as the national anthem in 1889. Notoriously difficult to sing, and traditionally played at public sports events and orchestral concerts, the anthem has inspired emotion and attracted controversy. We hear from Dr John Carlos who along with Dr Tommie Smith, raised their fists on the Olympic podium in the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 as the anthem was played; Jose Feliciano who sang the anthem at the 1968 World series and provoked criticism; Conrad Netting IV who discovered the truth about his fighter pilot father's history which led him to a cemetery in Normandy; writer Crista Cloutier who associated it with Obama's election; members of the Coldstream Guards band who played the anthem at the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace the day after 9/11 and Leon Hendrix, Jimi's brother, who was in the army at the time of Woodstock, and was put on 'potato peeling duty' because of the 'dishonourable' version his brother had played.


FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00wsyk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Albert and Me (b0480vfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k47g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Secret History of Bagpipes (b007jzbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b09q3zxz)
Series 1, Rob Deering

Amanda Litherland and her guest Rob Deering recommend their favourite podcasts. Features 'Running Commentary', 'Revisionist History' and 'That Was Then'.


FRI 22:00 The Break (b07ffb29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 On the Hour (b007lzwz)
Series 2, Episode 5

Ireland hits the headlines, as the programme celebrates its 33rd birthday. Chris Morris fronts the news satire. From May 1992.


FRI 23:00 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b04yk55d)
Series 6, Gyles Brandreth

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his reluctant guest to try new experiences: things they really ought to have done by now. Some experiences are loved, some are loathed, in this show all about embracing the new.

This week, Gyles Brandreth is persuaded to spend a day doing absolutely nothing, and writes his first ever pop song.


FRI 23:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b01322dm)
Series 2, Episode 3

A multi-paced, one woman Fast Show for Radio 4 showcasing the exceptional talent of Lucy Montgomery. Lucy is a true chameleon who can embrace any character with uncanny accuracy, from a non-stop chattering public school girl to a decrepit and self-abasing charwoman. Lucy is a rare and multifaceted performer her intelligence and Barry Humphries-esque glee give her characterisations a smart and distinctive edge

Like all big stars, Lucy's worked hard to earn her tilt at the windmill of fame. In her ten years since Footlights she's honed her talents on Radio 4 shows as diverse as the Sony Gold winning Down the Line, The Museum of Everything, The Department, Another Case of Milton Jones, Mastering the Universe, Torchwood, The Don't Watch With Mother Sketchbook and The Way We Live Right Now. On television she has made her mark on BBC THREE's TittyBangBang, BBC ONE's Armstrong and Miller and BBC TWO's - Bellamy's People.

Starring; Lucy Montgomery, Philip Pope, Sally Grace, Natalie Walter, Iris Walker and Waen Shepherd

Written by Lucy Montgomery with additional material by Steve Burge, Jon Hunter, Barunka O'Shaughnessy and Fay Rusling.

Script Editor; Dan Tetsell

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.




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

1835 07:00 TUE (b012gpr4)

1835 17:00 TUE (b012gpr4)

1835 05:00 WED (b012gpr4)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b09pyvj1)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b09pyvj1)

After Henry 04:30 SAT (b007jnzw)

Albert and Me 08:30 FRI (b0480vfp)

Albert and Me 12:30 FRI (b0480vfp)

Albert and Me 19:30 FRI (b0480vfp)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 14:00 MON (b007jtlg)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 02:00 TUE (b007jtlg)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 14:00 TUE (b007jtmn)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 02:00 WED (b007jtmn)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 14:00 WED (b007nchp)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 02:00 THU (b007nchp)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 14:00 THU (b007nf2z)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 02:00 FRI (b007nf2z)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 14:00 FRI (b007rkyx)

Angstrom 07:30 WED (b09nxsc4)

Angstrom 17:30 WED (b09nxsc4)

Angstrom 22:00 WED (b09nxsc4)

Angstrom 05:30 THU (b09nxsc4)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b01q7g6n)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b01q7g6n)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b01q7g6n)

Armando Iannucci - Facts and Fancies 23:30 THU (b007jrm4)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b09pv4fj)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b09pv4fj)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b09pv4fj)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 SAT (b0499n63)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 MON (b06084k6)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 TUE (b06084k6)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 TUE (b06085q8)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 WED (b06085q8)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 WED (b0608jmz)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 THU (b0608jmz)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 THU (b060blkx)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 FRI (b060blkx)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 FRI (b060bwdz)

Baldi 11:15 FRI (b007k06w)

Ballylenon 16:30 TUE (b007szbq)

Ballylenon 04:30 WED (b007szbq)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b04vr1j3)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b00lxjln)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 SAT (b017sv17)

Cabin Pressure 22:30 SUN (b01q8qqc)

Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind 11:15 MON (b09pypmz)

Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind 21:15 MON (b09pypmz)

Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind 11:15 TUE (b09pz4w4)

Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind 21:15 TUE (b09pz4w4)

Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind 11:15 WED (b09pzwms)

Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind 21:15 WED (b09pzwms)

Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind 11:15 THU (b09q39l5)

Catherine Czerkawska - Running Before the Wind 21:15 THU (b09q39l5)

Change at Oglethorpe 09:30 WED (b007k0dp)

Change at Oglethorpe 16:30 WED (b007k0dp)

Change at Oglethorpe 04:30 THU (b007k0dp)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:30 SUN (b007jn3c)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:30 MON (b007jn3c)

Clare in the Community 07:30 SUN (b0650619)

Clare in the Community 17:30 SUN (b0650619)

Clare in the Community 22:00 SUN (b0650619)

Clare in the Community 05:30 MON (b0650619)

Craig Stephens - The Balloonists 16:00 SUN (b09pw3tj)

Craig Stephens - The Balloonists 04:00 MON (b09pw3tj)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jrbf)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jrbf)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jrbf)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b09pvn2h)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b09pvn2h)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b05wcly7)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b05wcly7)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 10:00 MON (b00y9455)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 15:00 MON (b00y9455)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 03:00 TUE (b00y9455)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 10:00 TUE (b00yb1sd)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 15:00 TUE (b00yb1sd)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 03:00 WED (b00yb1sd)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 10:00 WED (b00yb5ch)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 15:00 WED (b00yb5ch)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 03:00 THU (b00yb5ch)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 10:00 THU (b00ybxz9)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 15:00 THU (b00ybxz9)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 03:00 FRI (b00ybxz9)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 10:00 FRI (b00yc3jw)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 15:00 FRI (b00yc3jw)

Down Your Way 14:15 SAT (b09ptz40)

Down Your Way 02:15 SUN (b09ptz40)

Down and Out Debaters 06:30 WED (b01pcvl2)

Down and Out Debaters 13:30 WED (b01pcvl2)

Down and Out Debaters 20:30 WED (b01pcvl2)

Down and Out Debaters 01:30 THU (b01pcvl2)

Fat Chance 07:00 THU (b01byc68)

Fat Chance 17:00 THU (b01byc68)

Fat Chance 05:00 FRI (b01byc68)

Fear on 4 18:00 SUN (b007jq2x)

Fear on 4 00:00 MON (b007jq2x)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00tjb1h)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b00tjb1h)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 23:15 WED (b007ynlv)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:30 SAT (b007jygy)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b007jy6l)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 MON (b007jy6l)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 MON (b007jy6l)

Harry Worth in Things Could Be Worse 08:30 SUN (b09pv7kd)

Harry Worth in Things Could Be Worse 12:30 SUN (b09pv7kd)

Hearing With Hegley 23:45 MON (b00b7c59)

Hearing With Hegley 09:45 TUE (b00b7c59)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b00wsyk4)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b00wsyk4)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b00wsyk4)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:00 FRI (b04yk55d)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 SAT (b041yf8g)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 MON (b042j8yf)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 TUE (b042j8yf)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 TUE (b042jhl9)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 WED (b042jhl9)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 WED (b042l24h)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 THU (b042l24h)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 THU (b042ldz4)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 FRI (b042ldz4)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 FRI (b042lp8w)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b09ptz3y)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b09ptz3y)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 01:00 SAT (b007k40z)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 06:00 MON (b007k41t)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 13:00 MON (b007k41t)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 20:00 MON (b007k41t)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 01:00 TUE (b007k41t)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 06:00 TUE (b007k441)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 13:00 TUE (b007k441)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 20:00 TUE (b007k441)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 01:00 WED (b007k441)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 06:00 WED (b007k458)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 13:00 WED (b007k458)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 20:00 WED (b007k458)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 01:00 THU (b007k458)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 06:00 THU (b007k46b)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 13:00 THU (b007k46b)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 20:00 THU (b007k46b)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 01:00 FRI (b007k46b)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 06:00 FRI (b007k47g)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 13:00 FRI (b007k47g)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 20:00 FRI (b007k47g)

James Acaster's Findings 23:30 SUN (b04nv97q)

Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 23:00 SAT (b04kf60f)

Jest a Minute 16:00 TUE (b012h804)

Jest a Minute 04:00 WED (b012h804)

Jigsaw 23:45 SUN (b04fzfy7)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:30 THU (b09nxzn7)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 17:30 THU (b09nxzn7)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 THU (b09nxzn7)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 05:30 FRI (b09nxzn7)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 22:30 SAT (b00772rd)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 08:00 SUN (b00hsff3)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:00 SUN (b00hsff3)

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World 22:30 TUE (b007jtql)

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 23:30 FRI (b01322dm)

Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better 23:30 SAT (b00kfx3c)

Marriage Lines 12:00 SAT (b05yy74l)

Marriage Lines 08:00 THU (b05ztl5x)

Marriage Lines 12:00 THU (b05ztl5x)

Marriage Lines 19:00 THU (b05ztl5x)

Martyn Wade - Young Coleridge 06:00 SAT (b00828lq)

Martyn Wade - Young Coleridge 16:00 SAT (b00828lq)

Martyn Wade - Young Coleridge 04:00 SUN (b00828lq)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 07:30 SAT (b01kjtfs)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 17:30 SAT (b01kjtfs)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 05:30 SUN (b01kjtfs)

Miles Kington - Someone Like Me 14:45 MON (b00dp3qs)

Miles Kington - Someone Like Me 02:45 TUE (b00dp3qs)

Miles Kington - Someone Like Me 14:45 TUE (b00dp6f6)

Miles Kington - Someone Like Me 02:45 WED (b00dp6f6)

Miles Kington - Someone Like Me 14:45 WED (b00dpg1d)

Miles Kington - Someone Like Me 02:45 THU (b00dpg1d)

Miles Kington - Someone Like Me 14:45 THU (b00dpnwr)

Miles Kington - Someone Like Me 02:45 FRI (b00dpnwr)

Miles Kington - Someone Like Me 14:45 FRI (b00dpspz)

Millport 07:00 MON (b0076258)

Millport 17:00 MON (b0076258)

Millport 05:00 TUE (b0076258)

Nasty Women 09:00 SAT (b09ptz3w)

Nasty Women 19:00 SAT (b09ptz3w)

News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b09pyyqw)

News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b09pyyqw)

Nick Walker - Annika Stranded 11:00 MON (b048jcgg)

Nick Walker - Annika Stranded 21:00 MON (b048jcgg)

Nick Walker - Annika Stranded 11:00 TUE (b0495t6p)

Nick Walker - Annika Stranded 21:00 TUE (b0495t6p)

Nick Walker - Annika Stranded 11:00 WED (b049xyj0)

Nick Walker - Annika Stranded 21:00 WED (b049xyj0)

Old Harry's Game 22:00 SAT (b007k1xw)

On the Hour 22:30 FRI (b007lzwz)

Orhan Pamuk - Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (b09pw24h)

Orhan Pamuk - Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (b09pw24h)

Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment 23:45 THU (b00890lj)

Pioneers 18:30 TUE (b00xh8hq)

Pioneers 00:30 WED (b00xh8hq)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b09pvsl3)

Podcast Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b09pvsl3)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (b09q3zxz)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b09pw3tl)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b09pw3tl)

Political Animals 23:00 WED (b03ktz1b)

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Reading Europe - Geert Mak's in Europe (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (b09q4ft1)

Reading Europe - Geert Mak's in Europe (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (b09q4ft1)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown 05:30 SAT (b09m1ht0)

Ring Around the Bath 07:00 WED (b00nwsh4)

Ring Around the Bath 17:00 WED (b00nwsh4)

Ring Around the Bath 05:00 THU (b00nwsh4)

Ross Noble Goes Global 22:30 MON (b007jvs3)

Round the Horne 08:30 WED (b00j05wj)

Round the Horne 12:30 WED (b00j05wj)

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Seekers 23:00 TUE (b03ctfp8)

Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids 18:00 MON (b07htd4f)

Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids 00:00 TUE (b07htd4f)

Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids 18:00 TUE (b07jcb0z)

Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids 00:00 WED (b07jcb0z)

Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids 18:00 WED (b07jwj32)

Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids 00:00 THU (b07jwj32)

Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids 18:00 THU (b07jllsy)

Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids 00:00 FRI (b07jllsy)

Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids 18:00 FRI (b07jlqmy)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 07:30 TUE (b09nvrs7)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 17:30 TUE (b09nvrs7)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 22:00 TUE (b09nvrs7)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 05:30 WED (b09nvrs7)

Sketchorama 22:30 THU (b01sjj11)

Sleeve Notes 06:30 THU (b00htmzr)

Sleeve Notes 13:30 THU (b00htmzr)

Sleeve Notes 20:30 THU (b00htmzr)

Sleeve Notes 01:30 FRI (b00htmzr)

Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b0076bhq)

Soul Music 18:30 FRI (b080t7dh)

Start/Stop 23:00 THU (b03bg4vk)

Stories from the Southern Cross 11:00 THU (b0499snx)

Stories from the Southern Cross 21:00 THU (b0499snx)

Stories from the Southern Cross 11:00 FRI (b04b2wzv)

Street and Lane 09:30 FRI (b00vls7z)

Street and Lane 16:30 FRI (b00vls7z)

Susie Maguire - The Day I Met Sean Connery 07:15 SUN (b09pv657)

Susie Maguire - The Day I Met Sean Connery 14:15 SUN (b09pv657)

Susie Maguire - The Day I Met Sean Connery 02:15 MON (b09pv657)

That's No Job for an Asian 06:30 TUE (b00fn3fp)

That's No Job for an Asian 13:30 TUE (b00fn3fp)

That's No Job for an Asian 20:30 TUE (b00fn3fp)

That's No Job for an Asian 01:30 WED (b00fn3fp)

The Actor's Gang 06:30 MON (b01p9f5c)

The Actor's Gang 13:30 MON (b01p9f5c)

The Actor's Gang 20:30 MON (b01p9f5c)

The Actor's Gang 01:30 TUE (b01p9f5c)

The Break 07:30 FRI (b07ffb29)

The Break 17:30 FRI (b07ffb29)

The Break 22:00 FRI (b07ffb29)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b09q4k32)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b09qwfk2)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b09qwg4d)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b007xt2f)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b007xt2f)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b007xt2f)

The Guns of Adam Riches 23:30 WED (b01qfjmz)

The Inimitable Jeeves 09:30 THU (b007jxf5)

The Inimitable Jeeves 16:30 THU (b007jxf5)

The Inimitable Jeeves 04:30 FRI (b007jxf5)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:00 TUE (b05pwkxc)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:00 TUE (b05pwkxc)

The Ken Dodd Show 19:00 TUE (b05pwkxc)

The Leopard in Autumn 05:00 SAT (b00c683t)

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The Leopard in Autumn 17:00 FRI (b00cbm6c)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b03cv47t)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b03cv47t)

The Mel and Sue Thing 23:30 TUE (b00769ql)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b0148wfp)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b0148wfp)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b0148wfp)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (b09ntss1)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (b09ntss1)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (b09ntss1)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (b09ntss1)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b05rdfy2)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b05rdfy2)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b05rdfy2)

The Party Line 09:30 MON (b012xs26)

The Party Line 16:30 MON (b012xs26)

The Party Line 04:30 TUE (b012xs26)

The Scarifyers 00:00 SAT (b007wv3h)

The Secret History of Bagpipes 06:30 FRI (b007jzbj)

The Secret History of Bagpipes 13:30 FRI (b007jzbj)

The Secret History of Bagpipes 20:30 FRI (b007jzbj)

The Secret World 22:30 WED (b012ylgm)

The Tingle Factor 18:30 WED (b04lwyxk)

The Tingle Factor 00:30 THU (b04lwyxk)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 THU (b01s7zpg)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 THU (b01s7zpg)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 FRI (b01s7zpg)

The Write Stuff 09:00 WED (b02lyb11)

The Write Stuff 16:00 WED (b02lyb11)

The Write Stuff 04:00 THU (b02lyb11)

Tom Courtenay - Dear Tom 15:45 SUN (b007k1mh)

Tom Courtenay - Dear Tom 03:45 MON (b007k1mh)

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b04dm0jk)

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b04dm0jk)

What Does the K Stand For? 23:00 SUN (b03mhvqf)

Whispers 04:00 SAT (b007k2sf)

Whispers 09:00 FRI (b007k2sl)

Whispers 16:00 FRI (b007k2sl)

Wrecked 01:30 SAT (b00jn0pw)