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SATURDAY 03 FEBRUARY 2018

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k47g)
Episode 9

Obsessed by an historical murder mystery, Inspector Alan Grant and his research worker Brent have discovered that the bill attainting Richard before Parliament after his death made no mention of the slaying of the princes.

Brent has gone off to uncover what Stillington, the Bishop of Bath, said in June 1483 that changed the course of history and clinched the crown for Richard...

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.


SAT 01:30 The Secret History of Bagpipes (b007jzbj)

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


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 02:45 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 Street and Lane (b00vls7z)
Series 2, Ringing the Changes

The white van men are back. University drop-out and would-be writer Johnny Street and his worker-of-the-world mate Arthur Lane are Yorkshire builders for whom no job is too small.

Can they manage to fix some church bells with the help of slightly suspect 'bell expert' Stan French?

Series 2 of Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby's comedy stars Shaun Dooley as Johnny Street, Fine Time Fontayne as Arthur Lane, Stephen Hogan as Stanley and Claire Rushbrook as Susan.

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


SAT 05:00 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.

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 Father Ignazio.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Dashiell Hammett - The Maltese Falcon (b00x88q0)

'When one of your organisations gets killed, it's bad business to let the killer get away with it. It's bad all around - bad for that one organisation, bad for every detective everywhere.'

1928, San Francisco: When his partner is murdered on an assignment, private detective Sam Spade suspects their client is holding back information about the case.

And then he learns about the priceless black statuette of a falcon...

Dashiell Hammett's 1930 detective novel dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Starring Tom Wilkinson as Sam Spade, Jane Lapotaire as Brigid O'Shaughnessy, Peter Vaughan as Mr Gutman, Nickolas Grace as Joel Cairo, Mia Soteriou as Effie, William Hope as Miles Archer, Liza Ross as Iva, Peter Acre as Wilmer, Norman Jones as Tom Polhaus, Harry Towb as Lt Dundy, Don Fellows as DA Bryan, Robin Summers as the Newspaper man, Keith Edwards as the Taxi-driver and Arnold Diamond as the Man with key.

Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b04bmvvs)
Broadcasting Freedom

Bonnie Greer reports on the fascinating story of how black, pioneering broadcasters broke radio's racial taboos, putting radio at the heart of the national debate on race and laying the groundwork for the civil rights' movement. From 2000.

Bonnie Greer is a London-based playwright and author. Bonnie turned her own appearance on Question Time with Nick Griffin into a libretto of opera - and has indeed sat on the boards for the British Museum, the Royal Opera House, the Serpentine Gallery, even the Bronte Society.

This programme saw her trek throughout different locations in America to talk to those instrumental in the Civil Rights struggle as expressed through audio broadcast media.


SAT 09:00 Braden Back on the Beat (b05vj0c8)

Oldie magazine founder Richard Ingrams presents a retrospective of the pioneering star of TV and radio, Bernard Braden.

Compiled from scouring the BBC Sound Archive and liaising with Bernard Braden's family and long-term friend Gillian Best, this 3 hour showcase features:

Leave Your Name and Number: 21/07/1950
Bedtime with Braden: 06/04/1951
The Ransom of Red Chief: date unknown
Braden Beside Himself: 04/07/1987
Offbeat with Braden: 23/09/1978

Born in Canada, actor and broadcaster, Bernard Braden (1916 - 1993) made numerous radio and TV appearances in the UK - many with his wife Barbara Kelly. Braden is particularly remembered as a pioneer of UK TV consumer programmes - 'On the Braden Beat' (ATV) and 'Braden's Week' (BBC).

Producer: Mik Wilkojc.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2015.


SAT 11:30 Phil Hammond's Bad Golf Day (b00t1tkm)

GP, writer and comedian Phil Hammond spends a day at his local golf club in a bid to understand the complexities and absurdities of the most socially divisive sport on the planet.

With Tom Cox, Professor Richard Holt, Chris Cairns, John Richards, Jenny Butler and Martin Edenborough.

Produce: John Byrne

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


SAT 12:00 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.


SAT 12:30 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.


SAT 13:00 Jonathan Myerson - That Was Then (Omnibus) (b09qv9dq)
Series 1 Omnibus

Anna is an inner city vicar, uncovering old lies to solve a murder case. This is her secret audio log. Tense thriller starring Rosie Cavaliero.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09qhqrl)
David Jason

The much-loved actor chooses 'The Darktown Poker Club' by Phil Harris and 'Holding Back The Years' by Simply Red.


SAT 14:15 Down Your Way (b09qhqrq)
Max Boyce in Merthyr Tydfil

Entertainer Max Boyce visits Merthyr Tydfil near his home in South Wales.

The town was once known as the 'iron capital' of the world, with a population of 80,000 - bigger than Cardiff, Swansea and Newport combined - but times have changed...

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: Anthony Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b04bmvvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Dashiell Hammett - The Maltese Falcon (b00x88q0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b05x22d1)
The Wrath of the Iceni

Britain. The height of the Roman occupation. The Doctor has brought Leela to ancient Norfolk to learn about her ancestors... but has no idea how much of an education she is going to get.

Because this is the time of Boudica's rebellion. When the tribe of the Iceni rises up and attempts to overthrow the Roman masters.

As Leela begins to be swayed by the warrior queen's words, the Doctor has to make a decision: save his friend... or save history itself?

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

Written by John Dorney and directed by Ken Bentley.

A Big Finish production.


SAT 19:00 Braden Back on the Beat (b05vj0c8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 21:30 Phil Hammond's Bad Golf Day (b00t1tkm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


SAT 22:00 Old Harry's Game (b0090y11)
Series 2, Chuckles

Satan conducts interviews for a new assistant. In the running are Scumspawn and a dolphin. Stars Andy Hamilton. From April 1998.


SAT 22:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b007731j)
Series 1, Episode 2

The award-winning comedian introduces the Daniel Bedingfield-loving East European couple. With Ben Moor. From January 2007.


SAT 23:00 The Mark Steel Solution (b007jzt2)
Series 2, Unemployment

Another radical proposal as the comedian tackles the stresses and strains of the traditional job. From July 1994.


SAT 23:30 Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (b00kkfk6)
Series 1, Envy

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



SUNDAY 04 FEBRUARY 2018

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b05x22d1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Jonathan Myerson - That Was Then (Omnibus) (b09qv9dq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09qhqrl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Down Your Way (b09qhqrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b04bmvvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Dashiell Hammett - The Maltese Falcon (b00x88q0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) (b0615xzs)
Significant Others

1980s San Francisco. Mrs Madrigal and her children are back. Kate Harper stars in Lin Coghlan's Tales of the City dramatisation. From July 2015.


SUN 07:15 Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed (b01bn5wr)

Can Amelia deal with the public attention after she learns to walk on water? Read by Alice Arnold. From July 1991.


SUN 07:30 Reception (b039c5d5)
Episode 1

Sitcom by Paul Bassett Davies about two men sitting behind a desk, starring Adrian Scarborough, Morwenna Banks and Amit Shah.

A persuasive visitor with some suspiciously cheap laptops to sell tries to talk his way past the front desk. Brian, naive and nerdish as always, thinks he smells a bargain - but the more streetwise Danny sniffs a rat. Meanwhile, their supervisor, Clarissa, is on the prowl. She has amorous designs on Brian, who persuades Danny to distract her while he rustles up the cash for a deal.

Is Brian being taken for a ride, or is Danny missing the kind of opportunity that his beloved self-help books are always telling him to seize?

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


SUN 08:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00j0hbp)
From 20/8/1972

A forgetful actor, a grave digger's wedding - and people who use lots of words but say very little.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady, Pauline Yates and John Graham. Pianist: Gordon Langford.

Written by Tony Bilbow and Mike Fentiman, Guy Boas, Terence Brady, David Climie, John Graham, Charles Griffin, Kevin Paul and Harold Arkthorp, Allan Scott and Chris Bryant, Peter Spence and Gerald Wiley.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1972.


SUN 08:30 Harry Worth in Things Could Be Worse (b09qhsxy)
It Never Rains...

Harry goes on holiday to the seaside but gets treated to a week of typical British weather.

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 Francoise Frenkel - No Place to Lay One's Head (Omnibus) (b09qhsy0)

Francoise Frenkel's real life story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'.

An escape attempt with the 'smuggler' goes wrong. The author is apprehended and will face a trial in Saint-Julien. Things look bleak for the future, but again the kindness of strangers will prevail..

Reader Samantha Spiro

Producer Duncan Minshull.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b0612rhs)
Ian and Matthew - A Farming Family History

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a farmer and son about the pull of the land and the responsibility of tradition. Another 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 learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b09qhsy2)
Business, Nicola Horlick

Nicola Horlick: 4 Extra Debut. From Julie Andrews to Mozart. Businesswoman Nicola Horlick makes her castaway choices. With Kirsty Young. From July 2007.


SUN 11:00 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'.


SUN 12:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00j0hbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Harry Worth in Things Could Be Worse (b09qhsxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) (b0615xzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed (b01bn5wr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Orhan Pamuk - Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman (Omnibus) (b09qhwpl)
Episode 2

Fearing that he may have killed Mahmut, a panic-stricken Cem has fled Istanbul for home in Gebze. Read by Paul Hilton.


SUN 15:45 Tom Courtenay - Dear Tom (b007k1ns)
Episode 2

After leaving Hull, Tom Courtenay is a drama student in London. Still sending him funny and moving letters from home, his mother Annie reveals her passion for writing.

Actor, Sir Tom Courtenay reads more of his memoir of those letters. 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 George R Sims - The Haverstock Hill Murder (b09qhwpq)

A desperate mother commissions renowned Victorian lady detective Dorcas Dene to save her son from the gallows - accused of the brutal murder of his wife.

Former actress, Dorcas has her work cut out to solve the case given that the victim has named her husband as the assailant with her dying breath!

Humorous, forensically logical, and a resourceful mistress of disguise, Dorcas Dene, is one of the better-drawn stars from the golden age of the English detective short story. Written by George R Sims and dramatised by Roger Danes.

Starring Greg Powrie as Paul Dene, Lucy Paterson as Dorcas Dene, Edith MacArthur as Mrs.Hannaford, Finlay McLean as Inspector Swanage, Mark McDonnell as PC Hargreaves, Nick Farr as Charles Hannaford, Terry Wale as Flash George and Noreen Leighton as Martha Drayson.

Producer: Patrick Rayner

Director: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b09qhwps)
Fine Lines - Jean Binta Breeze and Michael Donaghy

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive selecting 'Fine Lines' with Jean Binta Breeze and Michael Donaghy on the subject of homeland.

Jamaica and New York's South Bronx as seen through the eyes of poets living in Britain.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Producer: Lindsay Leonard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SUN 17:30 Reception (b039c5d5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Fear on 4 (b007jq5c)
Hellhound on My Trail

The Man in Black presents a chilling examination of the mysterious death of a jazz musician. James Harper finds the result of his investigation to be suffocating.

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

Starring Nigel Anthony as James Harper and Edward de Souza as the Man in Black.

With Shelly Thompson as Carol Harper, Erick Ray Evans as Ike Roberts, Burt Caesar as Anderson, John Rowe as Dr Lewis, Sandra James Young as Marcie Singleton, Victoria Carling as Tricia Singleton, Jonathan Tafler as the Barman and Alibe Parsons as Lucia Grange.

Written by Paul Sirett.

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


SUN 18:30 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jn4d)
Series 2, The Red Planet

The Space Force crew make a discovery in Egypt - while stowaways are reported on the Mars-bound ship.

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 (b09q3zxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Francoise Frenkel - No Place to Lay One's Head (Omnibus) (b09qhsy0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b0612rhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b09qhsy2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Reception (b039c5d5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Cabin Pressure (b01qdzc4)
Series 4, Xinzhou

Sitcom by John Finnemore about the pilots of a tiny charter airline.

It's cold, it's dark & there's no food on board. What better time for Gertie to decide to fall to bits? And what worse time for Arthur to try out his maths skills?

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 & directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for the BBC.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09s7fg5)
Joseph Morpurgo 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Joseph Morpurgo.


SUN 23:00 49 Cedar Street (b010t7x5)

As far as the residents of 49 Cedar Street are concerned, this is one place where the Outside World need not apply.

Laurence and Elliot have been living together for some time now - and it shows. They've settled into a sort of father and son role, with regular game nights and the occasional song and dance routine.

Laurence does his best to look after Elliot and read him bedtime stories, in return Elliot tries to keep his room tidy and always eats his greens before pudding. Their home is a haven of peace and contentment, with comfy sofas, crayon drawings on the fridge and nice homemade biscuits.

That is, until Hannah moves into the spare room. A walking collection of neuroses, emotions and non-stop jabbering about her ex, she crowbars her way into their life and threatens to turn everything upside down with her crazy woman's brain. However, the bond with her dysfunctional new family develops and she gradually lets go of some of her more destructive compulsions.

And so it becomes the three of them against the world, battling side by side through the strange adventures surrounding the house at 49 Cedar Street, in a ludicrous but ultimately lovely world.

Laurence ..... Colin Hoult
Elliot ..... Tom Parry
Hannah ..... Isabel Fay
Cupid ..... Duncan Wisbey
Victorian Orphan Boy ..... Alix Dunmore

Original music was composed and performed by Alexander Rudd, with Natalie Rosario on cello.

Written by Julie Bower
Produced by Colin Anderson.


SUN 23:30 James Acaster's Findings (b04pbmkd)
Series 1, Wheels

Comedian James Acaster presents the results of his in-depth research into wheels assisted by Nathaniel Metcalfe and Bryony Hannah. From November 2014.


SUN 23:45 Jigsaw (b04g8rwd)
Series 2, Episode 3

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 05 FEBRUARY 2018

MON 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jq5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jn4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) (b0615xzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed (b01bn5wr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Orhan Pamuk - Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman (Omnibus) (b09qhwpl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Tom Courtenay - Dear Tom (b007k1ns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 George R Sims - The Haverstock Hill Murder (b09qhwpq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b09qhwps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Reception (b039c5d5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k48p)
Episode 10

Inspector Alan Grant is pursuing the truth about the murderous crimes of King Richard III.

He and research worker Brent have discovered he was crowned when Edward IV's children were declared illegitimate and an act of Parliament formalised his accession.

They duo are delving into those who may also have had a claim to the throne...

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 Cheaper Than Walking (b01n61sc)

Many of them had three wheels and engines more suited to powering lawnmowers. They looked like they'd escaped from a funfair ride and had names like the Allard Clipper, the Opperman Stirling, the Bond Mark A and the Frisky Family Three. In Cheaper Than Walking Andy Kershaw rediscovers a brief golden age in British car-making when we excelled in producing very, very small cars.

He looks back to a time of post-war austerity, of household budgets on a shoestring, a time when political upheaval in the Middle East, particularly the Suez Crisis, cast a dark shadow over fuel supplies. Across the UK, in workshops from Preston to Wolverhampton, from London to the Isle of Man engineers came up with the solution as they set to work on designing and producing microcars, better known today as bubble cars.

Andy climbs into the cramped, underpowered, noisy world of British microcars and meets the people who love them. His starting point is the Isle of Man and the only car ever to be produced there. In the early 1960s, the Peel Engineering Company decided to diversify from making fibre-glass boats into manufacturing cars. The result was the P50. Its wheels were five inches in diameter and equipped with go-kart tyres. When you wanted to park or reverse the P50 you simply got out, grabbed a chrome handle at the back of the car and manhandled it in much the same way as you might manoeuvre a shopping basket on wheels.

Andy sets off in the smallest car he - or anybody else - has ever driven to explore a social and mechanical phenomenon. In Kent Andy visits Jean Hammond, custodian of the largest private collection of microcars, the Hammond Collection, which was assembled by her late husband Edwin. She has a Peel P50 there, of course, but she also has a Bamby, a Bond, a Frisky and, rarest of all, one of the only two surviving examples of the Allard Clipper. Jean also runs the Register of Unusual Microcars, a treasure trove of lovingly crafted one-offs, hand-built in the 1950s and 60s by small engineering firms in carriage-works and garages.

'Lovingly-crafted one-offs' is also a good description of many of the enthusiasts Andy meets on his travels. He visits the annual get-together of bubble-car fans, the National Microcar Rally and he talks to two of the engineers who were involved in creating these wonderful vehicles back in the 1950s and early '60s.

If you want to upset anybody in the microcar world, just mention the Mini. Alec Issigonis' creation, unveiled at the 1958 Motor Show, may have been a triumph for the British motor industry and an icon of the 1960s but it rang the death knell for the real British microcar. Why have three wheels and two seats when you could pay £100 more and own a family car with four wheels? With the arrival of the Mini the bubble (car) burst.

In this programme Andy Kershaw recalls the golden age of British microcars. At a time when we're only too aware of tightening budgets, he celebrates a uniquely creative, three-wheeled answer to post-war austerity and evokes a lost era of tiny family companies making tiny family cars.

Producer: Jeremy Grange.


MON 07:00 Millport (b0076287)
Series 2, Growth

Bunty's nowhere to be found when an EU official arrives to inspect her vegetables.

Meanwhile the rest of Millport is bitten by the fitness bug, but the lack of any sports facilities poses a few logistical problems...

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/Inspector, 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 (b09pl664)
Series 12, Episode 4

This week, the Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Sally Phillips welcome the former merchant banker-turned-standup Sindhu Vee, the Nobel Prizewinning geneticist Sir Paul Nurse and the editor of The Amorist magazine Rowan Pelling.

This week, the Museum's Guest Committee blow hot and cold over the Danish concept of hygge, get in a spin at the Large Hadron Collider and end up dizzy with a choice collection of saucy limericks.

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 (b007jyyw)
Cinderella Hancock

Bill bans the lad from the National Film Ball, but then there's a knock at the door.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1955.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jrdx)
Series 3, The Captain's Car

When a French general pays a visit to Walmington-on-Sea, there's a mighty motoring mix-up for the Home Guard platoon.

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, Larry Martyn as Private Walker, Betty Marsden as Lady Maltby and Garrard Green as Colonel Masters.

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 (b07w9jg3)

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 2

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

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

This is a BBC Studios Production.


MON 09:30 The Party Line (b013229y)
Series 2, Episode 6

MP Duncan Stonebridge does Sue a favour and suddenly finds that he's Graham the surveyor...

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 November 2006.


MON 10:00 Inspector Resnick (b09qjb6p)
Wasted Years, Episode 1

1992: Two violent robberies force Detective Inspector Resnick to relive memories of 10 years ago.

Tom Wilkinson stars as jazz-loving DI Charlie Resnick in John Harvey's two-part dramatisation of his own novel.

Wasted Years is one of a series of police thrillers set in the industrial wasteland of Nottingham in the 1980s and 1990s.

With Sean Baker as Millington, Jennie Stoller as Elaine, Gillian Bevan as Ruth, Daniel Ryan as Kevin, Kate Eaton as Lynn, Stephen Critchlow as Rains, John Turner as Rylands, Melanie Hudson as Lorna, Tom Bevan as Keith, Gavin Abbott as Darren, John Hartley as Prior, Sandra James-Young as Pam, Becky Hindley as Mary, Zulema Dene as Marjorie and Andrew Branch as the Barrister and Jilly Bond as Christine.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


MON 11:00 Stories from the Southern Cross (b04bryz5)
Orbiting, by Laurie Steed

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 this third story, Sophie lives in a world of extremes, clinging to friendships and partners in a town battling the encroaching bush and bone-dry weather; in a community prone to frantic enjoyment and sudden violence and at all times vulnerable to the threat of bush fires.

Narrator: Linda Taimre

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


MON 11:15 Baldi (b007k085)
Series 3, The Bookcase

Paolo Baldi helps a librarian investigate the link between her young lover's death, a shifty Chicago cop and the surprisingly dangerous, illegal trade in rare books.

David Threlfall stars as the murder-solving priest, Paolo Baldi.

Written by Simon Brett.

With Tina Kellegher as Tina Mahon, Bill Nighy as O'Connor, TP McKenna as Father Troy, Geraldine James as Maggie,Owen Roe as Rynne, Gerard McSorley as Dr Virgo, Niall Buggy as Donal Clare, Luke Griffin as Billy and Collette Proctor as Kitty Henderson.

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

Script Editor: Gemma McMullan

Recorded at RTE's studios in Dublin.

Director: Mark Lambert

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jyyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jrdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k48p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Cheaper Than Walking (b01n61sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jts8)
Episode 6

Bernard brings John to London - and gets revenge on the Director of Hatcheries.

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 (b042zcqh)
The Stages of Life

In this programme Martin Sixsmith looks at the stages of human development from childhood to old age, including Erik Erikson's psychosocial model with its eight phases of the human life cycle.

He examines Jean Piaget's influential work on childhood development and John Bowlby's theory of attachment between mother and child.

He considers how the study of animals such as Konrad Lorenz's work with geese on imprinting and Harlow's controversial experiments with baby monkeys informed research, as well as talking to Bristol University's Professor Bruce Hood about early years development and theory of mind.

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


MON 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b07bb8b2)
Michael Tolliver Lives, Episode 1

Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin

Episode One

Michael's wedded bliss is interrupted by an unexpected phone call from his brother. Meanwhile, Brian makes plans for the future.

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan
Producer Susan Roberts
Director Charlotte Riches

For more than three decades, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series has blazed its own trail through popular culture-from ground-breaking newspaper serial to classic novel. Radio 4 are dramatising the full series of the Tales novels for the very first time. Michael Tolliver Lives continues the adventures of Armistead's well-loved characters, followed by Mary Anne in Autumn.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b0736pkf)
Henning Mankell - Quicksand, Episode 1

Henning Mankell was creator of Wallander, the fictional detective. His posthumous essays, translated by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy, and abridged by Katrin Williams, refer to his illness and explore much more besides:

An unexpected car accident, diagnosis, then rich recollections of his school-days, which includes a life-changing revelation..

Reader Tim Pigott-Smith

Producer Duncan Minshull.


MON 15:00 Inspector Resnick (b09qjb6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b07w9jg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Party Line (b013229y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Millport (b0076287)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b09pl664)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 15 Minute Drama (b09qm7t0)
HH Munro - Beasts on the Lawn: Saki, Gabriel Ernest

Beasts on the Lawn: Saki 2011
Original stories by Saki (H.H Munro)
Adapted by Sean Grundy

Beasts on the Lawn is a collection of Edwardian short stories by Saki (H.H Munro) recycled and restaged in a modern day gated community for the far too wealthy for their own good. The tales are woven together by the character of Clovis, a security guard. She recalls the events of strange days and long nights.

Episode Four: Gabriel Ernest

Unpleasant celebrity chef Van Cheele has made quite a name for himself with his particular brand of nasty cooking. One day he finds a filthy naked teenager sunbathing in his large garden on the Munro Estate. The boy claims to enjoy hunting animals and also occasionally humans on the estate. Van Cheele believes that this is a prank by a fellow celebrity chef, but soon discovers that he's truly met his match.

Cast:

Clovis.............................Pippa Haywood
Gabriel Ernest.......................Carl Prekopp
Van Cheele..............................Ed Weeks
Ewa Ptorovisch......................Dolly Wells
Jeff the Man..................Malcolm Hamilton

Director: Alison Crawford.


MON 18:15 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b0081sjk)
Episode 1

A mild-mannered doctor and his monstrous alter-ego. Tim Pigott-Smith reads Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a dual personality.

Abridged by Morag Lyall.

The mild-mannered Dr Jekyll has discovered the ultimate drug; one that can turn him into something else. Suddenly, he can unleash his deepest cruelties in the guise of the sinister Mr Hyde. Transforming himself at will, he roams the streets of fog-bound London as his monstrous alter-ego. It seems he is master of his fate. It seems he is in complete control.

But soon he'll discover that his double life comes at a hideous price...

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish essayist, poet and author of fiction and travel books, was known especially for his novels of adventure. Stevenson became famous with the romantic adventure story Treasure Island, which appeared in 1883.

Producer: David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 1996.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b09qjdfg)
Ian Sansom and Virginia Ironside

Sue MacGregor and her guests - author, Ian Sansom and agony aunt, Virginia Ironside - discuss books by Julian MacLaren-Ross, Lorna Sage and Bohumil Hrabal. From 2005.

Of Love and Hunger by Julian MacLaren-Ross
Publisher: Penguin Classics

Bad Blood by Lorna Sage
Publisher: Fourth Estate

I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
Publisher: Picador.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jyyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jrdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k48p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Cheaper Than Walking (b01n61sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Stories from the Southern Cross (b04bryz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Baldi (b007k085)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b09pl664)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Ross Noble Goes Global (b007jvsn)
Series 1, South Africa

The stand-up comic tries to climb Table Mountain and discovers that Cape Town has some very posh monkeys...

Producer: Danny Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002.


MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09s7ftb)
John Kearns 1/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Iain Lee chats to John Kearns.


MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra (b09qjfbv)
Series 22, Episode 5

Jeremy Hardy, Lucy Porter, Vicki Pepperdine and Hugo Rifkind join Miles for a round-up of the week's news.


MON 23:45 Hearing With Hegley (b00bbnvw)
Series 1, Episode 5

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



TUESDAY 06 FEBRUARY 2018

TUE 00:00 15 Minute Drama (b09qm7t0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b0081sjk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b09qjdfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k48p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Cheaper Than Walking (b01n61sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jts8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042zcqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b07bb8b2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b0736pkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Inspector Resnick (b09qjb6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b07w9jg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Party Line (b013229y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Millport (b0076287)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b09pl664)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4c4)
Episode 11

Grant and his research assistant, Brent have established that all the rival heirs to the throne were alive through Richard III's short reign. Including, it would seem, the Princes...

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 Speak Spirit Speak (b00xmv2b)

Voices of the dead, from aliens or our own minds? Writer Ken Hollings probes the mysteries of electronic voice phenomena. From October 2007.


TUE 07:00 1835 (b012mbjv)
Down at the Old Bull and Bush

Aristocrat Belport tries escapology to woo a music hall singer, but servant Ned is smitten too. Stars Paul Rider. From July 2004.


TUE 07:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b09ply4y)
Series 4, Philanthropy

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?' with contributions from the Queen of MoneyWeek, Merryn Somerset Webb.

Episode 3: Philanthropy

There comes a point in every busy tycoon's life when he or she realises that accruing vast wealth, power and prestige has not brought with it the warm glow they had hoped for. The solution was suggested several hundred years ago, most notably by the Earl of Shaftesbury - philanthropy. Literally - the love of what it is to be human - but more usually meant as, charity, but on a large scale and with your name over the door. But is it as economically straightforward as it seems?

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 (b05qk2kw)
From 13/06/1965

Building a home gym with Andy Mann and tackling the population explosion.

Starring Ken Dodd.

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

Music from The Barry Sisters.

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 June 1965.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b014j01w)
Monkey Business

Sir Gregory is set to leave, but can one of the bungling bureaucrats fill his shoes?

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 (b09qjfbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Hearing With Hegley (b00bbnvw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Inspector Resnick (b09qjhbd)
Wasted Years, Episode 2

1992: Inspector Resnick has been forced to relive memories of 10 years ago when his marriage collapsed - and he arrested an armed criminal...

Tom Wilkinson stars as jazz-loving DI Charlie Resnick in John Harvey's two-part dramatisation of his own novel.

Wasted Years is one of a series of police thrillers set in the industrial wasteland of Nottingham in the 1980s and 1990s.

With Sean Baker as Millington, Jennie Stoller as Elaine, Gillian Bevan as Ruth, Daniel Ryan as Kevin, Kate Eaton as Lynn, Stephen Critchlow as Rains, John Turner as Rylands, Melanie Hudson as Lorna, Tom Bevan as Keith, Gavin Abbott as Darren, John Hartley as Prior, Sandra James-Young as Pam, Becky Hindley as Mary, Zulema Dene as Marjorie and Andrew Branch as the Barrister and Jilly Bond as Christine.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


TUE 11:00 Jessie Kesson Short Stories (b04g7dxh)
Country Dweller's Year

The first in a series of readings from the work of the acclaimed Scottish author Jessie Kesson. Best known for her novels "Another Time, Another Place" and "The White Bird Passes", Jessie Kesson's writing was often inspired by events from her own life and by the landscape of North East Scotland.

Tonight, extracts from her "Country Dwelller's Year", first published in monthly instalments in the Scots Magazine during 1946. These finely honed observations of the natural world and the rhythms of the farming year were written when Jessie Kesson and her husband lived in Morayshire as cottar farm workers.

Glossary:
Cottar ..... farm labourer who occupies a cottage in return for their services
Howe ..... low-lying land
Orra loon ..... a lad employed to do miscellaneous unskilled work
Hairst ..... harvest

Jessie Kesson (1916 - 1994) was a prolific writer of novels, poems, stories, newspaper features and radio plays. She came through a hard start in life (born in the Inverness workhouse, raised in an Elgin slum, removed from her neglectful but much-loved mother to an orphanage in Aberdeenshire) with a passionate determination to be a writer. She combined a successful writing career with a variety of jobs, from cleaner to artist's model, and was a social worker for nearly twenty years, settling finally in London with her husband.

The full text of "Country Dweller's Year" is published by Kennedy & Boyd as "A Country Dweller's Years: Nature Writings By Jessie Kesson", edited and introduced by Professor Isobel Murray.

Reader ..... Claire Knight
Writer ..... Jessie Kesson
Abridger ..... Kirsteen Cameron
Producer ..... Kirsteen Cameron.


TUE 11:15 Baldi (b007k0b9)
Series 3, The Sick Rose

Paolo Baldi discovers that a priceless hybrid plant leads to little peace and serenity in the newly designed garden of contemplation - as he and Tina are soon digging round in the murderous world of gardening.

David Threlfall stars as the murder-solving priest, Paolo Baldi.

Written by Martin Meenan.

With Tina Kellegher as Tina Mahon, TP McKenna as Father Troy, Owen Roe as Rynne, Margaret D'Arcy as Mrs Reid, Victoria Smurfit as Claire, Adrian Dunbar as Kearney, Pat Laffan as Meadows, Mark O'Regan as Sheridan, Anne Marie Horan as Megan and Deirdre Monaghan as Gloria.

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

Script Editor: Gemma McMullan

Recorded at RTE's studios in Dublin.

Director: Mark Lambert

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


TUE 12:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b05qk2kw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b014j01w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4c4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Speak Spirit Speak (b00xmv2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jtt4)
Episode 7

John 'the Savage' is a big hit, while Bernard is jealous. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser. From April 2003.


TUE 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042zsy1)
DNA and Darwin

Martin Sixsmith looks at how our DNA and the development of our brains inform who we are and how we think.

He re-examines the nature versus nurture debate and considers the claims of evolutionary psychology from Robert Sapolsky's work with baboons to the increasing interest in epigenetics.

He talks to geneticist Steve Jones of University College London and visits the Oxford Brain bank to interview neuropathologist Margaret Esiri about the structure of the brain.

Producer: Sara Parker
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b07bbjhs)
Michael Tolliver Lives, Episode 2

Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin

Episode Two

When visiting his Mama's sickbed in Florida, Michael introduces his young husband to his family for the first time.

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan
Producer Susan Roberts
Director Charlotte Riches

For more than three decades, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series has blazed its own trail through popular culture-from ground-breaking newspaper serial to classic novel. Radio 4 are dramatising the full series of the Tales novels for the very first time. Michael Tolliver Lives continues the adventures of Armistead's well-loved characters, followed by Mary Anne in Autumn.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b07378cm)
Henning Mankell - Quicksand, Episode 2

Henning Mankell was creator of Wallander, the fictional detective. His posthumous essays, translated by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy, and abridged by Katrin Williams, refer to his illness and explore much more besides:

One day at school, struggling with Latin, he decides to up sticks and make for Paris. With no French, no money and a vague address to head for. But it's certainly an adventure..

Reader Tim Pigott-Smith

Producer Duncan Minshull.


TUE 15:00 Inspector Resnick (b09qjhbd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Jest a Minute (b012n3rz)
Series 1, Episode 2

Justin Moorhouse, Rob Deering, Chris Corcoran and Tom Allen hit London in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz. From September 2006.


TUE 16:30 Ballylenon (b007tcbg)
Series 3, Episode 4

A job offer for the Reverend Hawthorne raises Ms Boal's expectations. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna. From June 1996.


TUE 17:00 1835 (b012mbjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b09ply4y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 MR James Stories (b00pdzg5)
The Tractate Middoth

Diligent curator, David Garrett, gets caught up in the machinations of the mysterious Dr Rant when he's sent down to the library stacks to retrieve an obscure manuscript.

Derek Jacobi - as the voice of MR James - introduces classic ghost stories.

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Sam Dale as Mr Thompson, Joseph Millson as Garrett, John Rowe as Mr Eldred and Joannnah Tincey as Lucy Simpson.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


TUE 18:15 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b0081tfy)
Episode 2

Hyde is wanted for murder and disappears. But what is his connection with the respectable Dr Jekyll? Read by Tim Pigott-Smith. From April 1996.


TUE 18:30 Pioneers (b00xngf6)
Series 1, Ian Ritchie

4/5
Ian Ritchie on the World Wide Web and how he pioneered the very first web browser. Despite this breakthrough, he reveals the missed opportunity that could have made him millions.

He explains to Clare English about some of the reasons why he passed up on this once in a life time opportunity.


TUE 19:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b05qk2kw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b014j01w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4c4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Speak Spirit Speak (b00xmv2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Jessie Kesson Short Stories (b04g7dxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Baldi (b007k0b9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b09ply4y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World (b007jtrr)
Series 2, The Unexplained

The sci-fi star attempts to solve all unsolved mysteries. With Richard Herring, Stewart Lee and Tom Baker. From August 1993.


TUE 23:00 Seekers (b03dvgh9)
Series 1, The Scratchcard

Episode 4: The Scratchcard

Comedy set in an Essex Job Centre.

Joe and Terry replace Stuart with new best friend Janice. She's never worked - except as a human guinea pig for pharmaceutical trials and she drinks during the day - she is officially the bestest person they've ever met.

As well as being usurped by Janice, Stuart is usurped by Gary Probert who has unbelievably and appallingly taken over his job at the Job Centre and is working very closely with Nicola.

Episode Four: The Scratchcard
Written by Steven Burge
Produced by Katie Tyrrell.


TUE 23:30 The Mel and Sue Thing (b00769tt)
Episode 2

Bergerac and Lovejoy on Leather Island, and Ukraine's Eurovision entry. Sketches with Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc. From October 2002.



WEDNESDAY 07 FEBRUARY 2018

WED 00:00 MR James Stories (b00pdzg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b0081tfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Pioneers (b00xngf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4c4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Speak Spirit Speak (b00xmv2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jtt4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b042zsy1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b07bbjhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b07378cm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Inspector Resnick (b09qjhbd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Jest a Minute (b012n3rz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Ballylenon (b007tcbg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 1835 (b012mbjv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b09ply4y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4d9)
Episode 12

Grant and Brent have traced the rumour of the princes' murder to an enemy of Richard III. They believe that the boys, along with the other heirs, were alive through his reign...

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 The Wonderful Weightless World of the Flexidisc (b00sgbcr)

Long before the invention of the MP3, there was a way of getting hold of music, speech, and other audio sensations, free of charge, in the form of flexidiscs. Originally developed in the 1930s to play at 78rpm, by the 1960s, seven-inch, 45rpm flexidiscs were so cheap to produce, and so light and bendy, that they were often given away free with a magazine. In the Soviet Union, though, where flexidiscs were called roentgenizdat, and were recorded on disused medical x-ray sheets, the audio was usually of an illegal nature, such as jazz music, or, later, punk rock. In telling the story of the flexidisc, we'll hear plenty of music, some of which is now valuable (such as the Rolling Stones Exit on Mainstreet Blues, given away with New Musical Express in 1972).

In tracking down the story of flexidiscs, presenter Paul Bayley meets collector Jez Randell, journalist Ian Shirley, and the novelist Tim Lott, who co-founded Flexipop magazine in the early 1980s (which gave away a free flexi with every issue). The programme includes extracts from flexidiscs galore, including several advertisements for products as diverse as crisps, hair pieces and rat poison, music from big band jazz to beat groups to punk rock, and some of the most famous recordings made on flexidisc including Beatles fanclub records, Private Eye's satirical flexidiscs and the sound of humpback whales, from the world's biggest circulation flexidisc ever.

Presenter Paul Bayley previously presented The Strange Parallel World of Christian Pop for Radio 4, which subsequently inspired Frank Cottrell Boyce's radio play The Believers. The producer is Bob Dickinson.


WED 07:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00p2hb4)
Series 1, Car Boot

Stella tries to dejunk the house. Everything useless must go, including her grown-up kids. Stars Penny Downie. From August 2003.


WED 07:30 Angstrom (b09pmbdh)
Series 1, The Hunter Is the Hunted and the Hunter

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 4, the last in this series, the investigation takes Ångström and Mina to the remote Celibate Puffin Island (but it's all one word in Swedish) where they find a possible connection between the Askeladden murders and the sinister Bolax Corporation, bringing them closer to finally discovering the identity of the mysterious Ash Lad...

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, Morgana Robinson, David Reed, Freya Parker.
Production Co-ordinator: Tamara Shilham
Produced by Lyndsay Fenner

A BBC Studios production.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007m476)
The Admiral's Present

The officers of HMS Troutbridge are ordered to attend a party to celebrate the Admiral's 50 years of service.

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 Lt Commander Stanton, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Michael Bates as the Rating and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

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 (b00j05wn)
Series 1, Episode 6

Complaints to the BBC - and Kenneth Horne heads to a new bona bistro courtesy of Julian and his friend Sandy.

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 (b02x5l4q)
Ian Fleming

Radio 4's literary panel show, hosted by James Walton, with team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh and guests Mark Billingham and Natalie Haynes.

Produced by Alexandra Smith.


WED 09:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0mg)
The Unquiet American

An exciting new engine could soon be running on the quiet rural railway - but there's a big catch. How can the staff make Oglethorpe look like a busy, modern station?

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

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1995.


WED 10:00 Classic Serial (b013fnz7)
Anthony Trollope - The American Senator, Episode 1

The American Senator
By Anthony Trollope
Dramatised by Martyn Wade
Part One
Arabella is determined to keep her engagement to John Morton a secret. Perhaps, there is a more exciting and wealthy husband she might be able to catch ...

Anthony Trollope..........Robert Glenister
Arabella Trefoil.............Anna Maxwell Martin
Lady Augustus.............Barbara Flynn
John Morton.................Blake Ritson
Senator Gotobed..........Stuart Milligan
Reginald Morton...........Daniel Rabin
Mrs Morton..................Richenda Carey
Mary Masters...............Penelope Rawlins
Lawrence Twentyman...Carl Prekopp
Lord Rufford.................Henry Devas
Mr Bearside.................Sean Baker

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:
In this little known tale, Anthony Trollope never allows The American Senator's attitude to get in the way of plot -and his ability to weave story strands which arise out of credible motivation, psychology and emotion is as sure as ever. The characters are as finely drawn as we have come to expect from the pen of Trollope. There's the extraordinary Arabella but also the comic, kind natured and the tragic characters too.

Arabella finds herself in the ignoble occupation of husband/fortune-hunting. She's aware that the years are passing and the strain of numerous failed relationships have made her prospects increasingly poor. She is unofficially engaged to John Morton, a diplomat, and owner of a large estate, but now the wealthy and more exciting Lord Rufford has come into view. His estate being larger and more grand. Surely he is worth fighting for?

Arabella, encouraged by her monstrous mother, Lady Augustus, decides to try and keep Morton on the back-burner (but deny her engagement in public) while engineering a series of compromising situations in an outrageous attempt to win Rufford.

But Arabella is playing a dangerous game and although her behaviour is both conniving and ruthless, she is extraordinary and powerfully-drawn and so does not become an out-and-out anti-heroine. She is, to some degree, the victim of her situation - and of her mother. She is courageous as well as devious, and she has her pride. As the tale concludes and she seeks some degree of redemption she achieves tragic status.

A parallel but secondary plot concerns Reginald Morton, an elder cousin of John, and Mary Masters, who is the complete antithesis to Miss Trefoil. Mary's absurd, domineering stepmother thinks that Mary should marry a besotted local farmer, Lawrence Twentyman but Mary is in love with Reginald Morton. Is he in love with her though? She finds support in the shape of Reginald's kind and gentle aunt, Lady Ushant, but there is the stern and grim grandmother of both John and Reginald who stands in the way of happiness because of a long-standing family feud.

Elias Gotobed, the visiting senator of the book's title, has little impact on events - but he has an important part to play as an observer of events; a gauche but vigorous critic of the antiquated elements of English society and the establishment. Gotobed's conclusions are a supplement to those which can be drawn from Arabella's tale, where greed, class-consciousness and snobbery are mercilessly displayed.

'The American Senator' is, in part, a state of the nation novel - enhanced by the parallels between Trollope's world and ours. Arabella has her modern-day equivalents, and the Senator's remarks throughout the dramatisation about the working man's passive and subservient nature have not lost their relevance.

The Author:
Anthony Trollope produced a vast collection of work about credible people and their foibles. He gained recognition as a writer who portrayed English life is a wry and honest manner with a cast of humorous and delightful characters. His portrayal of female characters is particularly skilful and Arabella Trefoil is no exception.

The Dramatist:
Martyn Wade is a skilled and talented radio writer and dramatist. He has dramatised the 'Barsetshire' novels for radio and the 'Palliser' series too. His other Trollope dramatisations have included 'Orley Farm' and 'Miss Mackenzie'. He also dramatised Ada Leverson's 'The Little Ottleys' for Woman's Hour.


WED 11:00 Jessie Kesson Short Stories (b04gqzv8)
Cold in Coventry

The second in a series of readings from the work of the acclaimed Scottish author Jessie Kesson. Best known for her novels "Another Time, Another Place" and "The White Bird Passes", Jessie Kesson's writing was often inspired by events from her own life and by the landscape of North East Scotland.

Tonight, a poignant short story that evokes a young orphan girl's fears for her future when she returns 'In Disgrace' from her first job in service, to face the formidable Madam Superintendent of the Training Institution for Destitute Girls.

Jessie Kesson (1916 - 1994) was a prolific writer of novels, poems, stories, newspaper features and radio plays. She came through a hard start in life (born in the Inverness workhouse, raised in an Elgin slum, removed from her neglectful but much-loved mother to an orphanage in Aberdeenshire) with a passionate determination to be a writer. She combined a successful writing career with a variety of jobs, from cleaner to artist's model, and was a social worker for nearly twenty years, settling finally in London with her husband.

Reader ..... Lizzy Watts
Abridger ..... Kirsteen Cameron
Producer ..... Kirsteen Cameron.


WED 11:15 Baldi (b007k0bt)
Series 3, Settling Scores

Paolo invites Tina to her first classical music concert, but a murder soon sounds a wrong note.

David Threlfall stars as the murder-solving priest, Paolo Baldi.

Written by Mark Holloway.

With Tina Kellegher as Tina Mahon, Bill Nighy as O'Connor, TP McKenna as Father Troy, Geraldine James as Maggie,Owen Roe as Rynne, Gerard McSorley as Dr Virgo, Niall Buggy as Donal Clare, Luke Griffin as Billy and Collette Proctor as Kitty Henderson.

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

Script Editor: Gemma McMullan

Recorded at RTE's studios in Dublin.

Director: Mark Lambert

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007m476)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Round the Horne (b00j05wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4d9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Wonderful Weightless World of the Flexidisc (b00sgbcr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jtvb)
Episode 8

Lenina makes a move on John, but he is distracted by Linda's illness. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser. From April 2003.


WED 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b0435c89)
Mapping the Brain

From early research into how different areas of the brain function to President Barack Obama's announcement in 2013 of a one hundred million dollar brain mapping project, Martin Sixsmith examines the impact of neuroscience on what we know about the way we think, feel and act.

He undergoes transmagnetic cranial stimulation to map the workings of his brain and he looks down a microscope at the Oxford Brain Bank to see what individual brain cells can tell us.

He listens to the chattering of neurons communicating with each other through a single wire implanted in a rat's brain and finds out why London cabbies have larger hippocampi than the rest of us.

Producer: Sara Parker
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b07bc0wj)
Michael Tolliver Lives, Episode 3

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Episode Three

Michael helps Mrs Madrigal to find a new companion. Brian's goodbye gesture to Shawna goes badly wrong.

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan
Producer Susan Roberts
Director Charlotte Riches

For more than three decades, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series has blazed its own trail through popular culture-from ground-breaking newspaper serial to classic novel. Radio 4 are dramatising the full series of the Tales novels for the very first time. Michael Tolliver Lives continues the adventures of Armistead's well-loved characters, followed by Mary Anne in Autumn.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b0738hlt)
Henning Mankell - Quicksand, Episode 3

Henning Mankell was creator of Wallander, the fictional detective. His posthumous essays, translated by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy, and abridged by Katrin Williams, refer to his illness and explore much more besides:

The author is travelling through Spain and stops off in Salamanca. Eating alone at a restaurant, he witnesses the strange and spontaneous behaviour of a waiter. It's food for thought..

Reader Tim Pigott-Smith

Producer Duncan Minshull.


WED 15:00 Classic Serial (b013fnz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Write Stuff (b02x5l4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00p2hb4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Angstrom (b09pmbdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 MR James Stories (b00pf12h)
Lost Hearts

Stephen Elliot - orphaned at the tender age of 12 - moves to his wealthy uncle's in Lincolnshire, only to find himself troubled by dreams of two ghostly figures...

Derek Jacobi - as the voice of MR James - introduces classic ghost stories.

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Sophie Roberts as Jane, James D'Arcy as Stephen Elliot, Katy Cavanagh as Mrs Bunch, Jordan Clarke as Young Stephen and Peter Marinker.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


WED 18:15 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b0084yhk)
Episode 3

Mr Hyde appears to be dead and Dr Jekyll has disappeared. Will a paper trail unravel the mystery? Read by Tim Pigott-Smith. From April 1996.


WED 18:30 The Tingle Factor (b04nqvh6)
Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley tells Robin Ray about the music - and even birdsong - which stirs strong emotion.

From Beethoven to Strauss, the Absolutely Fabulous actress also shares memories of her life and career.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007m476)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Round the Horne (b00j05wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4d9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Wonderful Weightless World of the Flexidisc (b00sgbcr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Jessie Kesson Short Stories (b04gqzv8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Baldi (b007k0bt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Angstrom (b09pmbdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b01r0fv7)
Series 1, Taking Overs

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

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

EPISODE ONE: Taking Overs.

The force field around the village is keeping out all the rain, so the villagers can no longer moan about the weather. Uljabaan realises this means they're moaning about him instead. Whilst he tries to construct a device to simulate rain inside the force field, Uljabaan distracts the village with a cricket match - aliens versus humans, with Richard captaining the humans. Katrina sees an opportunity to sabotage Uljabaan's computer - if she can keep the match going long enough.

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


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09s7fz3)
John Kearns 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Iain Lee chats to John Kearns.


WED 23:00 Political Animals (b03lrzjw)
Series 2, Buddy and Bill

by Tony Bagley

3. Buddy and Bill

Bill Clinton's dog, Buddy, relives his turbulent tenure in the White House, a time made perilous by his arch enemy, Socks the Cat.

Buddy ..... Kerry Shale
Socks ..... Joel Maccormack
West Wing Guy ..... David Seddon

Directed by Marc Beeby.


WED 23:15 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b007zh10)
Series 1, Romance in the Glen

Falling head over heels for a society beauty, Hamish finds a rival in the laird. Stars Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. From December 2002.


WED 23:30 The Guns of Adam Riches (b01qkmws)
Series 1, Timecop

Brand new 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, Timecops visit the BBC to try and prevent Adam from making an offensive radio programme.

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



THURSDAY 08 FEBRUARY 2018

THU 00:00 MR James Stories (b00pf12h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b0084yhk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 The Tingle Factor (b04nqvh6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4d9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Wonderful Weightless World of the Flexidisc (b00sgbcr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007jtvb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b0435c89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b07bc0wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b0738hlt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Classic Serial (b013fnz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Write Stuff (b02x5l4q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Change at Oglethorpe (b007k0mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Ring Around the Bath (b00p2hb4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Angstrom (b09pmbdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4ff)
Episode 13

Thanks to his stay in hospital, Inspector Alan Grant's health is improving. Might the murderous reputation of King Richard III do likewise?

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 Henry Cyril Paget: Lord of the Dance (b00m36bl)

As a child Sheila McClennon spent her summer holidays in Anglesey, where she became obsessed with the story of the Fifth Marquis, Henry Cyril Paget, an extravagant eccentric who converted the chapel at his stately home into a a theatre and spent enough to bankrupt the family in the space of six years.

His was a life of jaw-dropping excess. After the bankruptcy, a series of auctions held to recoup some of the money he had spent lasted several months and consisted of 17,000 lots, including some of the most lavish costumes in existence and jewels worth millions of pounds in today's money.

The family was keen to erase him from their history, and little has been known about him until now, as Sheila returns to the scene of her family holidays to find out more about the man dubbed by locals, 'The Mad Marquis'.


THU 07:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b008x3lt)
Series 3, Episode 1

Andy and Katy have a lovely new baby and Daniel has a brilliant new job.

But Lucy has a horrible new feeling. Is Daniel about to leave her for a woman called Katriona who's obsessed with cheese?

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

Starring David Tennant as Daniel, Liz Carling as Lucy, Tracy-Ann Oberman as Katie, Tony Gardner as Andy and Kate Robbins as Katriona.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


THU 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09qhbxh)
Series 7, Episode 5

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, we hear from several different animals, a couple of types of King, and witness a much-needed intervention. We also witness a majestic sunset and, well, since you ask him for some audience participation...

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

Production Coordinator ... Beverly Tagg
Producer ... Ed Morrish

A BBC Studios production.


THU 08:00 Marriage Lines (b060fyhy)
Series 2, Episode 3

The new baby arrives, but George manages to mess up big time.

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

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

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

Producer: Charles Maxwell

Recorded at the BBC Paris Studio in London.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1967.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b007yn6x)
Rommel's Treasure

Fleeing from Tobruk in 1942, the military leader leaves behind a precious box. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1955.


THU 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01sd7fg)
Series 11, Episode 6

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.

Mark Watson, Tony Hawks, Lucy Porter and Ed Byrne are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as lions, pianos, fingers and the French.

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 (b007jvz6)
Pearls Mean Tears

When Bertie Wooster's Aunt Agatha sparks uproar - can his valet save the day?

PG Wodehouse romp adapted by Chris Miller.

Starring Michael Hordern stars as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie, Joan Sanderson as Aunt Agatha, Pat Coombs as Aileen Hemingway, Miriam Margolyes as the Chamber Maid, Brian Oulton as Sidney Hemingway and Brian Haines as the Hotel Manager.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1973.


THU 10:00 Classic Serial (b013rj8z)
Anthony Trollope - The American Senator, Episode 2

The American Senator
By Anthony Trollope
Dramatised by Martyn Wade
Part Two
Lord Rufford has kissed Arabella twice but she realises that much more needs to be done to win him and his estate. It is now time to tell John Morton she no longer wants to marry him?

Anthony Trollope..........Robert Glenister
Arabella Trefoil.............Anna Maxwell Martin
Lady Augustus.............Barbara Flynn
John Morton.................Blake Ritson
Senator Gotobed..........Stuart Milligan
Lady Ushant................Joanna David
Reginald Morton...........Daniel Rabin
Mary Masters...............Penelope Rawlins
Lawrence Twentyman...Carl Prekopp
Lord Rufford.................Henry Devas
Duchess of Mayfair.......Elaine Claxton
Mounser Green............Joanathan Forbes
Mrs. Masters...............Jane Whittenshaw
Mr Bearside.................Sean Baker

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:
In this little known tale, Anthony Trollope never allows The American Senator's attitude to get in the way of plot -and his ability to weave story strands which arise out of credible motivation, psychology and emotion is as sure as ever. The characters are as finely drawn as we have come to expect from the pen of Trollope. There's the extraordinary Arabella but also the comic, kind natured and the tragic characters too.

Arabella finds herself in the ignoble occupation of husband/fortune-hunting. She's aware that the years are passing and the strain of numerous failed relationships have made her prospects increasingly poor. She is unofficially engaged to John Morton, a diplomat, and owner of a large estate, but now the wealthy and more exciting Lord Rufford has come into view. His estate being larger and more grand. Surely he is worth fighting for?

Arabella, encouraged by her monstrous mother, Lady Augustus, decides to try and keep Morton on the back-burner (but deny her engagement in public) while engineering a series of compromising situations in an outrageous attempt to win Rufford.

But Arabella is playing a dangerous game and although her behaviour is both conniving and ruthless, she is extraordinary and powerfully-drawn and so does not become an out-and-out anti-heroine. She is, to some degree, the victim of her situation - and of her mother. She is courageous as well as devious, and she has her pride. As the tale concludes and she seeks some degree of redemption she achieves tragic status.

A parallel but secondary plot concerns Reginald Morton, an elder cousin of John, and Mary Masters, who is the complete antithesis to Miss Trefoil. Mary's absurd, domineering stepmother thinks that Mary should marry a besotted local farmer, Lawrence Twentyman but Mary is in love with Reginald Morton. Is he in love with her though? She finds support in the shape of Reginald's kind and gentle aunt, Lady Ushant, but there is the stern and grim grandmother of both John and Reginald who stands in the way of happiness because of a long-standing family feud.

Elias Gotobed, the visiting senator of the book's title, has little impact on events - but he has an important part to play as an observer of events; a gauche but vigorous critic of the antiquated elements of English society and the establishment. Gotobed's conclusions are a supplement to those which can be drawn from Arabella's tale, where greed, class-consciousness and snobbery are mercilessly displayed.

'The American Senator' is, in part, a state of the nation novel - enhanced by the parallels between Trollope's world and ours. Arabella has her modern-day equivalents, and the Senator's remarks throughout the dramatisation about the working man's passive and subservient nature have not lost their relevance.

The Author:
Anthony Trollope produced a vast collection of work about credible people and their foibles. He gained recognition as a writer who portrayed English life is a wry and honest manner with a cast of humorous and delightful characters. His portrayal of female characters is particularly skilful and Arabella Trefoil is no exception.

The Dramatist:
Martyn Wade is a skilled and talented radio writer and dramatist. He has dramatised the 'Barsetshire' novels for radio and the 'Palliser' series too. His other Trollope dramatisations have included 'Orley Farm' and 'Miss Mackenzie'. He also dramatised Ada Leverson's 'The Little Ottleys' for Woman's Hour.


THU 11:00 Jessie Kesson Short Stories (b04hmrvf)
Until Such Times

The final story in our series of readings from the work of the acclaimed Scottish author Jessie Kesson. Best known for her novels "Another Time, Another Place" and "The White Bird Passes", Jessie Kesson's writing was often inspired by events from her own life and by the landscape of North East Scotland.

Tonight's story is a beautiful evocation of a child's struggle to make sense of the adult world around her. Her unmarried mother, whom she calls "Aunt" Ailsa, is unable to provide a home for her and she has been sent to the countryside to live with her grandparents. There is one instance of strong language.

Jessie Kesson (1916 - 1994) was a prolific writer of novels, poems, stories, newspaper features and radio plays. She came through a hard start in life (born in the Inverness workhouse, raised in an Elgin slum, removed from her neglectful but much-loved mother to an orphanage in Aberdeenshire) with a passionate determination to be a writer. She combined a successful writing career with a variety of jobs, from cleaner to artist's model, and was a social worker for nearly twenty years, settling finally in London with her husband.

Reader ..... Helen Mackay
Abridger ..... Kirsteen Cameron
Producer ..... Kirsteen Cameron.


THU 11:15 Baldi (b007k0ft)
Series 3, The Dig

An archaeological dig becomes a battlefield involving monks, politicians and developers, while Paolo makes some fascinating discoveries.

David Threlfall stars as the murder-solving priest, Paolo Baldi.

Written by Martin Meenan.

With Martin Clunes as Aloysious, Tina Kellegher as Tina Mahon, TP McKenna as Father Troy, Owen Roe as Rynne, Margaret D'Arcy as Mrs Reid, Kevin Flood as Professor Evans, Sean McGinley as Swift, Barry McGovern as the Minister and Ingrid Craigie as Helen.

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

Script Editor: Gemma McMullan

Recorded at RTE's studios in Dublin.

Director: Mark Lambert

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


THU 12:00 Marriage Lines (b060fyhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b007yn6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4ff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Henry Cyril Paget: Lord of the Dance (b00m36bl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007qhgg)
Episode 9

Bernard worries as John tries to foster rebellion amongst the Delta grades. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser. From April 2003.


THU 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b0435kkj)
Man, Machine and Memory

In the 1950s, mathematician and Bletchley Park code breaker Alan Turing envisaged a sophisticated computer whose mechanical generation of responses would be indistinguishable from that of a human.

In this programme Martin Sixsmith looks at the way this metaphor of human cognition has informed research into memory and perception.

He considers the work of the 1930s Cambridge psychologist Frederic Bartlett and the American memory specialist George Miller. He talks to Alan Baddeley who with Graham Hitch developed a new theory of working memory, and to Peter Thompson of the University of York about the way our brains perceive and process information - sometimes failing to spot the most obvious.

Producer: Sara Parker
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b07bft7z)
Michael Tolliver Lives, Episode 4

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Episode Four

Michael is surprised by his brother's revelation. Mrs Madrigal tries to ease Brian's worries about Shawna leaving.

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan
Producer Susan Roberts
Director Charlotte Riches

For more than three decades, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series has blazed its own trail through popular culture-from ground-breaking newspaper serial to classic novel. Radio 4 are dramatising the full series of the Tales novels for the very first time. Michael Tolliver Lives continues the adventures of Armistead's well-loved characters, followed by Mary Anne in Autumn.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b0739pg9)
Henning Mankell - Quicksand, Episode 4

Henning Mankell was creator of Wallander, the fictional detective. His posthumous essays, translated by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy, and abridged by Katrin Williams, refer to his illness and explore much more besides:

The author explains his long-standing interest in cave paintings and what they tell us now. He also witnesses a search for fresh water within saltwater - which again, tells us something new..

Reader Tim Pigott-Smith

Producer Duncan Minshull.


THU 15:00 Classic Serial (b013rj8z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01sd7fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 The Inimitable Jeeves (b007jvz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b008x3lt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09qhbxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 MR James Stories (b00pf4xf)
The Rose Garden

Mary and George Goodman are renovating an old house in rural Essex. When they remove an ancient post from the back garden, it opens a doorway to the region's turbulent past.

Derek Jacobi - as the voice of MR James - introduces classic ghost stories.

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Anton Lesser as George, Carolyn Pickles as Mary, Susan Jameson as Miss Wilkins, Simon Treves as Judge Nashe and Ben Crowe as Jim.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


THU 18:15 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b00858dr)
Episode 4

Utterson's persistence with investigating the truth about his friend Dr Jekyll is finally rewarded. Read by Tim Piggott-Smith. From April 1996.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b00tmt95)
Series 22, Golda Meir

Golda Meir was the Iron Lady of Israeli politics, a straight-talking, intransigent leader who once said, "There is a type of woman who does not let her husband narrow her horizons". She is the choice of former Conservative government minister Edwina Currie.
Golda Meir was born in Kiev and educated in the United States, but moved to Palestine her twenties, just after the First World War. One of the signatories on Israel's Declaration of Independence in 1948, Meir was elected to the Knesset and stayed there until she retired in her late sixties. But when prime minister Levi Eshkol died unexpectedly she was called back to take his place. She was the compromise candidate but stayed there for five years and was in power during the Yom Kippur War.
Edwina Currie admires her conviction and humanity, and that fact that she reminds her of her granny.
Ahron Bregman from the Department of War Studies at Kings College London, served in the Israeli army and was present at Golda Meir's funeral. Unlike Edwina, Ahron thinks Golda Meir made some unforgiveable mistakes.


THU 19:00 Marriage Lines (b060fyhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b007yn6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4ff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Henry Cyril Paget: Lord of the Dance (b00m36bl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Jessie Kesson Short Stories (b04hmrvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Baldi (b007k0ft)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09qhbxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b09qlgtc)
Series 18, Episode 1

BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show Newsjack returns for its 18th series with host Angela Barnes. A scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public.


THU 23:00 Start/Stop (b03bsb9c)
Series 1, Episode 5

by Jack Docherty

A new sitcom about three couples sailing off in to the sunset. And sinking. This week two parties provide a particular challenge.

Producer ..... Steven Canny

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 (b007jrmj)
Monster-Eyed Bugs

From diseases to identity cards, Armando Iannucci concludes his own collection of humorous essays. From January 1998.


THU 23:45 Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment (b0089jzh)
Episode 5

Memoirs of a boy growing up in the 1970s. In the Fens, the full hideous truth is revealed. Written and read by Peter Bradshaw. From February 1999.



FRIDAY 09 FEBRUARY 2018

FRI 00:00 MR James Stories (b00pf4xf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b00858dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b00tmt95)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4ff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Henry Cyril Paget: Lord of the Dance (b00m36bl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007qhgg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b0435kkj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b07bft7z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b0739pg9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Classic Serial (b013rj8z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b01sd7fg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 The Inimitable Jeeves (b007jvz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Double Income, No Kids Yet (b008x3lt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09qhbxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4gl)
Episode 14

Inspector Grant and his assistant Brent suffer a setback in their quest - can they finally solve the case of the Princes in the Tower?

Josephine Tey's classic story concluded 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.


FRI 06:30 Architects of Taste (b01d2l30)

Historian and actor Ian Kelly explores the cross over between food and feasting, art, architecture and performance.

From the most extravagant medieval feasts and festivals, to the modern gastronomy of chefs like Heston Blumenthal and Ferran Adria, food has long been moulded, sculpted, and displayed against the most theatrical of backdrops. Ian Kelly explores the story of artistry in cookery, and argues that it's a neglected cultural phenomenon.

He looks at the life of Antonin Careme, the first celebrity chef, whose enormous sugar sculptures and piece montees, for the likes of Napoloeon and the Prince Regent, epitomised centuries of high eating. And the Victorian Alexis Soyer, whose 'symposium of all nations' rivalled the Great Exhibition in its gastronomic extravagance.

We also hear from the chef Ferran Adria, Jane Asher, food historians Ivan Day and Marc Meltonville, and chef Anne Willan, and jelly mongers Bompas and Parr about how a new generation of food artists are bringing back the spirit of Careme in their events and performances.

Producer: Jo Wheeler
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 07:00 Capital Gains (b00shdzt)
Series 2, Seed Capital

Billionaire philanthropist Julius Hutch has never voted, but when his wife leaves home and a compulsory purchase order arrives, he takes action.

Starring Peter Jones as Julius Hutch.

With Celestine Randall as Pauline Hutch, Justine Midda as Kate, Jeffrey Wickham as Sexton Lewis, Stephen Thorne as Sir Gainford Blounty and Jillie Meers as Dahlia Sprout,

Other parts played by Collin Johnson, David Holt and Brian Perkins.

Scripted by Collin Johnson.
Producers: Andy Jordan and David Blount

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997 .


FRI 07:30 The Break (b07gf4s6)
Sunday, Flipping Sunday

Dawn breaks on a beautiful Sunday morning in Flamford. Uncle Jeff (Philip Jackson) is on a quest for spiritual comfort and persuades his nephew Andy (Tom Palmer) to join him by bribing him with the promise of a proper roast dinner.

They find that the local church has installed a new vicar, the Reverend Beverley (Shobna Gulati), who invites Jeff to her bible class that evening. The words "bring a bible" strike a chill to Jeff's heart. He has never owned a bible, and neither has Andy.

They spend the rest of the day trying to find a bible on a Sunday, with Andy's stomach rumbling as he pictures his dinner slipping further away. On their quest they encounter Derek Horrox The Mayor (Rasmus Hardiker), Peter Humfriss, The Town Crier (Mark Benton), and a slightly unnerving bookseller.

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 (b00wwn0j)
Series 5, Episode 14

'The Incredible Singing Blancmange' - or 'The Dessert Song'.

A musical comedy starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, David Hatch, Bill Oddie and Jo Kendall.

Written by Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden.

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

Music and songs by Leon Cohen, Eric Idle, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1967.


FRI 08:30 Albert and Me (b048s4vy)
Series 2, Driver

Single dad Bryan takes a driving job but finds himself caught up in crime.

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

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

With Diana King as Mrs Willis, Derek Martin as Terry, Deirdre Costello as Alison, Peter Cleall as Charlie and John Kane as Andy.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.


FRI 09:00 Whispers (b007k358)
Series 3, Episode 4

Gyles Brandreth chairs the scandals quiz with Lucy Moore, Anthony Holden, Penny Junor and Julian Fellowes. From October 2005.


FRI 09:30 Street and Lane (b00vt5ry)
Series 2, Fade to Black

The white van driving Yorkshire builders come across a couple of faded film stars, but all is not as it seems...

Series 2 of Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby's comedy stars Shaun Dooley as Johnny Street, Fine Time Fontayne as Arthur Lane, Sandra Dickinson as Madeleine and John Carlisle as Charles.

Producer David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


FRI 10:00 Classic Serial (b0144ybg)
Anthony Trollope - The American Senator, Episode 3

The American Senator
By Anthony Trollope
Dramatised by Martyn Wade
Part Three
Lord Rufford has run away from Arabella but she hasn't given up hope. She is determined that he will marry her but then she receives some distressing news ..

Anthony Trollope...........Robert Glenister
Arabella Trefoil..............Anna Maxwell Martin
Lady Augustus..............Barbara Flynn
Lord Augustus...............Gerard McDermott
Lord Rufford...................Henry Devas
Lady Ushant..................Joanna David
John Morton..................Blake Ritson
Reginald Morton............Daniel Rabin
Mary Masters................Penelope Rawlins
Mrs Morton...................Richenda Carey
Senator Gotobed...........Stuart Milligan
Mounser Green............Joanathan Forbes

Directed by Tracey Neale

The Story:
In this little known tale, Anthony Trollope never allows The American Senator's attitude to get in the way of plot -and his ability to weave story strands which arise out of credible motivation, psychology and emotion is as sure as ever. The characters are as finely drawn as we have come to expect from the pen of Trollope. There's the extraordinary Arabella but also the comic, kind natured and the tragic characters too.

Arabella finds herself in the ignoble occupation of husband/fortune-hunting. She's aware that the years are passing and the strain of numerous failed relationships have made her prospects increasingly poor. She is unofficially engaged to John Morton, a diplomat, and owner of a large estate, but now the wealthy and more exciting Lord Rufford has come into view. His estate being larger and more grand. Surely he is worth fighting for?

Arabella, encouraged by her monstrous mother, Lady Augustus, decides to try and keep Morton on the back-burner (but deny her engagement in public) while engineering a series of compromising situations in an outrageous attempt to win Rufford.

But Arabella is playing a dangerous game and although her behaviour is both conniving and ruthless, she is extraordinary and powerfully-drawn and so does not become an out-and-out anti-heroine. She is, to some degree, the victim of her situation - and of her mother. She is courageous as well as devious, and she has her pride. As the tale concludes and she seeks some degree of redemption she achieves tragic status.

A parallel but secondary plot concerns Reginald Morton, an elder cousin of John, and Mary Masters, who is the complete antithesis to Miss Trefoil. Mary's absurd, domineering stepmother thinks that Mary should marry a besotted local farmer, Lawrence Twentyman but Mary is in love with Reginald Morton. Is he in love with her though? She finds support in the shape of Reginald's kind and gentle aunt, Lady Ushant, but there is the stern and grim grandmother of both John and Reginald who stands in the way of happiness because of a long-standing family feud.

Elias Gotobed, the visiting senator of the book's title, has little impact on events - but he has an important part to play as an observer of events; a gauche but vigorous critic of the antiquated elements of English society and the establishment. Gotobed's conclusions are a supplement to those which can be drawn from Arabella's tale, where greed, class-consciousness and snobbery are mercilessly displayed.

'The American Senator' is, in part, a state of the nation novel - enhanced by the parallels between Trollope's world and ours. Arabella has her modern-day equivalents, and the Senator's remarks throughout the dramatisation about the working man's passive and subservient nature have not lost their relevance.

The Author:
Anthony Trollope produced a vast collection of work about credible people and their foibles. He gained recognition as a writer who portrayed English life is a wry and honest manner with a cast of humorous and delightful characters. His portrayal of female characters is particularly skilful and Arabella Trefoil is no exception.

The Dramatist:
Martyn Wade is a skilled and talented radio writer and dramatist. He has dramatised the 'Barsetshire' novels for radio and the 'Palliser' series too. His other Trollope dramatisations have included 'Orley Farm' and 'Miss Mackenzie'. He also dramatised Ada Leverson's 'The Little Ottleys' for Woman's Hour.


FRI 11:00 Don Haworth - In Mr Bruin's Time (b007k3xy)

The brief tale of a bus driver whose philanthropic nature means bad timekeeping but general goodwill. Read by Bernard Cribbins. From April 1990.


FRI 11:15 Baldi (b007k0h2)
Series 3, The Far Pavilions

Paolo finds that Irish cricket and fair play are not synonymous when he discovers foul play at an unfriendly charity match.

David Threlfall stars as the murder-solving priest, Paolo Baldi.

Written by Martin Meenan.

With Tina Kellegher as Tina Mahon, Owen Roe as Rynne, Margaret D'Arcy as Mrs Reid, Michael Maloney as Jim Sharp, Gerry O'Brien as Martin Cave, Wesley Murphy as O'Mahoney and Doreen Keogh as Mrs Dwyer.

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

Script Editor: Gemma McMullan

Recorded at RTE's studios in Dublin.

Director: Mark Lambert

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00wwn0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Albert and Me (b048s4vy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Architects of Taste (b01d2l30)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (b007q9yw)
Episode 10

Disenchanted with society, John decides to seek solitude. Nightmare vision of the future concluded by Anton Lesser. From April 2003.


FRI 14:15 In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind (b04368f7)
A Problem of Consciousness

In this programme, Martin Sixsmith examines the 'hard problem' of consciousness and the work of psychologists such as Susan Blackmore who believe it is 'just an illusion'.

He asks what drives us to think and act as we do, and questions the role of freewill and morality. He discovers how emotions affect our cognitive functions and examines the importance of insight, including Gestalt psychologist Wolfgang Kohler's work with chimpanzees.

He looks at Nobel prize winner Daniel Kahneman's 'thinking fast and thinking slow' model and the impact decision making has not only on individuals but also for the success of the economy and society.

Produced by Sara Parker
Series consultant, Professor Daniel Pick, Birkbeck, University of London.
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (b07bfxhl)
Michael Tolliver Lives, Episode 5

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Episode Five

Mary Ann returns to San Francisco to join the vigil at Mrs Madrigal's bedside. Shawna makes a decision about her move to New York.

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan
Producer Susan Roberts
Director Charlotte Riches

For more than three decades, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series has blazed its own trail through popular culture-from ground-breaking newspaper serial to classic novel. Radio 4 are dramatising the full series of the Tales novels for the very first time. Michael Tolliver Lives continues the adventures of Armistead's well-loved characters, followed by Mary Ann in Autumn.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b073b18m)
Henning Mankell - Quicksand, Episode 5

Henning Mankell was creator of Wallander, the fictional detective. His posthumous essays, translated by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy, and abridged by Katrin Williams, refer to his illness and explore much more besides:

He was a novelist, who also ran a theatre in Maputo, Mozambique. One of his 'happiest times' was staging a Greek drama, performed by local people. It all began in October 1992..

Reader Tim Pigott-Smith

Producer Duncan Minshull.


FRI 15:00 Classic Serial (b0144ybg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Whispers (b007k358)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Street and Lane (b00vt5ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Capital Gains (b00shdzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Break (b07gf4s6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 MR James Stories (b00pfljb)
Number 13

Dr Anderson's obsessive interest in why the hotel he's staying at doesn't include a number 13 puts him in terrible danger.

Derek Jacobi - as the voice of MR James - introduces classic ghost stories.

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt as Dr Anderson, Jan Delukowicz as Herr Lund, Simon Treves as Herr Scavenius and Ben Onwukwe as the Voice.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


FRI 18:15 RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (b00859tj)
Episode 5

It's Henry Jekyll's turn to tell the story, as the bizarre truth is finally revealed. Concluded by Tim Pigott-Smith. From April 1996.


FRI 18:30 Mastertapes (b01nl6hs)
Series 1, Billy Bragg (the A-Side)

John Wilson's series in which he talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's iconic Maida Vale Studios.

Programme 1, A-side. 'Talking With The Taxman About Poetry' - Billy Bragg reveals how the self-proclaimed 'difficult' third album was written and created with a guitar he bought when he was out shopping for swimming trunks (he claims he still swims naked as a result)... he explains how a film about the James Brothers helped him write "There's Power In A Union'... and describes how Andy Kershaw's inability to shut up led him to writing 'Levi Stubbs' Tears'. And he plays excerpts from the album live in front of the audience.

In the B-side of the programme, it's the turn of the audience to ask the questions and Billy considers the state of protest songs today, reveals what music he is writing at the moment and explains what poetry he would discuss with today's taxman.

Other programmes include Paul Weller talking about The Jam's final album, 'The Gift'; Suzanne Vega recalls the making of 'Solitude Standing', the album that made her a worldwide superstar; and Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone takes us back to the seminal Zombies' record 'Oracle And Odessey'

Complete versions of the songs performed in the programme (and others) can be heard on the 'Mastertapes' pages on the Radio 4 website, where the programmes can also be downloaded and other musical goodies accessed.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00wwn0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Albert and Me (b048s4vy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time (b007k4gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Architects of Taste (b01d2l30)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b09qlnqr)
Series 1, Deborah Frances-White

Deborah Frances-White joins Amanda Litherland once again to recommend her favourite podcasts. Features 'Guilt and Shame' and new BBC podcast series 'Boring Talks'.


FRI 22:00 The Break (b07gf4s6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 On the Hour (b007m9zs)
Series 2, Episode 6

An outside broadcast goes down and a bluebottle rampages across Essex. Chris Morris fronts the news satire. From May 1992.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b09s7g8p)
Fern Brady 1/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Fern Brady.


FRI 23:00 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b05077kz)
Series 6, Reece Shearsmith

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his guests 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.

Reece Shearsmith had never had a driving lesson - until now. Marcus also persuades him to try wallpapering for the first time.


FRI 23:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b0137yqf)
Series 2, Episode 4

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 deluded teenager to a nonagenarian Diva. 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 and Waen Shepherd.

Written by Lucy Montgomery with additional material by Steve Burge, Jon Hunter, Fay Rusling, Abigail Burdess, Suk Pannu, Andy Wolton and Joseph Morpurgo.

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)

15 Minute Drama 18:00 MON (b09qm7t0)

15 Minute Drama 00:00 TUE (b09qm7t0)

1835 07:00 TUE (b012mbjv)

1835 17:00 TUE (b012mbjv)

1835 05:00 WED (b012mbjv)

49 Cedar Street 23:00 SUN (b010t7x5)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b09qjdfg)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b09qjdfg)

Albert and Me 08:30 FRI (b048s4vy)

Albert and Me 12:30 FRI (b048s4vy)

Albert and Me 19:30 FRI (b048s4vy)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 02:00 SAT (b007rkyx)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 14:00 MON (b007jts8)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 02:00 TUE (b007jts8)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 14:00 TUE (b007jtt4)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 02:00 WED (b007jtt4)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 14:00 WED (b007jtvb)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 02:00 THU (b007jtvb)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 14:00 THU (b007qhgg)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 02:00 FRI (b007qhgg)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 14:00 FRI (b007q9yw)

Angstrom 07:30 WED (b09pmbdh)

Angstrom 17:30 WED (b09pmbdh)

Angstrom 22:00 WED (b09pmbdh)

Angstrom 05:30 THU (b09pmbdh)

Architects of Taste 06:30 FRI (b01d2l30)

Architects of Taste 13:30 FRI (b01d2l30)

Architects of Taste 20:30 FRI (b01d2l30)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b04bmvvs)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b04bmvvs)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b04bmvvs)

Armando Iannucci - Facts and Fancies 23:30 THU (b007jrmj)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b0615xzs)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b0615xzs)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b0615xzs)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 SAT (b060bwdz)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 MON (b07bb8b2)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 TUE (b07bb8b2)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 TUE (b07bbjhs)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 WED (b07bbjhs)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 WED (b07bc0wj)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 THU (b07bc0wj)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 THU (b07bft7z)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 02:30 FRI (b07bft7z)

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City 14:30 FRI (b07bfxhl)

Baldi 11:15 MON (b007k085)

Baldi 21:15 MON (b007k085)

Baldi 11:15 TUE (b007k0b9)

Baldi 21:15 TUE (b007k0b9)

Baldi 11:15 WED (b007k0bt)

Baldi 21:15 WED (b007k0bt)

Baldi 11:15 THU (b007k0ft)

Baldi 21:15 THU (b007k0ft)

Baldi 11:15 FRI (b007k0h2)

Ballylenon 16:30 TUE (b007tcbg)

Ballylenon 04:30 WED (b007tcbg)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b0736pkf)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b0736pkf)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b07378cm)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b07378cm)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b0738hlt)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b0738hlt)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b0739pg9)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b0739pg9)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b073b18m)

Braden Back on the Beat 09:00 SAT (b05vj0c8)

Braden Back on the Beat 19:00 SAT (b05vj0c8)

Cabin Pressure 22:30 SUN (b01qdzc4)

Capital Gains 07:00 FRI (b00shdzt)

Capital Gains 17:00 FRI (b00shdzt)

Change at Oglethorpe 09:30 WED (b007k0mg)

Change at Oglethorpe 16:30 WED (b007k0mg)

Change at Oglethorpe 04:30 THU (b007k0mg)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:30 SUN (b007jn4d)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:30 MON (b007jn4d)

Cheaper Than Walking 06:30 MON (b01n61sc)

Cheaper Than Walking 13:30 MON (b01n61sc)

Cheaper Than Walking 20:30 MON (b01n61sc)

Cheaper Than Walking 01:30 TUE (b01n61sc)

Classic Serial 10:00 WED (b013fnz7)

Classic Serial 15:00 WED (b013fnz7)

Classic Serial 03:00 THU (b013fnz7)

Classic Serial 10:00 THU (b013rj8z)

Classic Serial 15:00 THU (b013rj8z)

Classic Serial 03:00 FRI (b013rj8z)

Classic Serial 10:00 FRI (b0144ybg)

Classic Serial 15:00 FRI (b0144ybg)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jrdx)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jrdx)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jrdx)

Dashiell Hammett - The Maltese Falcon 06:00 SAT (b00x88q0)

Dashiell Hammett - The Maltese Falcon 16:00 SAT (b00x88q0)

Dashiell Hammett - The Maltese Falcon 04:00 SUN (b00x88q0)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b09qhsy2)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b09qhsy2)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b05x22d1)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b05x22d1)

Don Haworth - In Mr Bruin's Time 11:00 FRI (b007k3xy)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 03:00 SAT (b00yc3jw)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 07:00 THU (b008x3lt)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 17:00 THU (b008x3lt)

Double Income, No Kids Yet 05:00 FRI (b008x3lt)

Down Your Way 14:15 SAT (b09qhqrq)

Down Your Way 02:15 SUN (b09qhqrq)

Fear on 4 18:00 SUN (b007jq5c)

Fear on 4 00:00 MON (b007jq5c)

Francoise Frenkel - No Place to Lay One's Head (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (b09qhsy0)

Francoise Frenkel - No Place to Lay One's Head (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (b09qhsy0)

George R Sims - The Haverstock Hill Murder 16:00 SUN (b09qhwpq)

George R Sims - The Haverstock Hill Murder 04:00 MON (b09qhwpq)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b00tmt95)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b00tmt95)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 23:15 WED (b007zh10)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b007jyyw)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 MON (b007jyyw)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 MON (b007jyyw)

Harry Worth in Things Could Be Worse 08:30 SUN (b09qhsxy)

Harry Worth in Things Could Be Worse 12:30 SUN (b09qhsxy)

Hearing With Hegley 23:45 MON (b00bbnvw)

Hearing With Hegley 09:45 TUE (b00bbnvw)

Henry Cyril Paget: Lord of the Dance 06:30 THU (b00m36bl)

Henry Cyril Paget: Lord of the Dance 13:30 THU (b00m36bl)

Henry Cyril Paget: Lord of the Dance 20:30 THU (b00m36bl)

Henry Cyril Paget: Lord of the Dance 01:30 FRI (b00m36bl)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b00wwn0j)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b00wwn0j)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b00wwn0j)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:00 FRI (b05077kz)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 SAT (b042lp8w)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 MON (b042zcqh)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 TUE (b042zcqh)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 TUE (b042zsy1)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 WED (b042zsy1)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 WED (b0435c89)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 THU (b0435c89)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 THU (b0435kkj)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 02:15 FRI (b0435kkj)

In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind 14:15 FRI (b04368f7)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b09qhqrl)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b09qhqrl)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 01:00 SAT (b007k47g)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 06:00 MON (b007k48p)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 13:00 MON (b007k48p)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 20:00 MON (b007k48p)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 01:00 TUE (b007k48p)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 06:00 TUE (b007k4c4)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 13:00 TUE (b007k4c4)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 20:00 TUE (b007k4c4)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 01:00 WED (b007k4c4)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 06:00 WED (b007k4d9)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 13:00 WED (b007k4d9)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 20:00 WED (b007k4d9)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 01:00 THU (b007k4d9)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 06:00 THU (b007k4ff)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 13:00 THU (b007k4ff)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 20:00 THU (b007k4ff)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 01:00 FRI (b007k4ff)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 06:00 FRI (b007k4gl)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 13:00 FRI (b007k4gl)

Inspector Grant - The Daughter of Time 20:00 FRI (b007k4gl)

Inspector Resnick 10:00 MON (b09qjb6p)

Inspector Resnick 15:00 MON (b09qjb6p)

Inspector Resnick 03:00 TUE (b09qjb6p)

Inspector Resnick 10:00 TUE (b09qjhbd)

Inspector Resnick 15:00 TUE (b09qjhbd)

Inspector Resnick 03:00 WED (b09qjhbd)

James Acaster's Findings 23:30 SUN (b04pbmkd)

Jessie Kesson Short Stories 11:00 TUE (b04g7dxh)

Jessie Kesson Short Stories 21:00 TUE (b04g7dxh)

Jessie Kesson Short Stories 11:00 WED (b04gqzv8)

Jessie Kesson Short Stories 21:00 WED (b04gqzv8)

Jessie Kesson Short Stories 11:00 THU (b04hmrvf)

Jessie Kesson Short Stories 21:00 THU (b04hmrvf)

Jest a Minute 16:00 TUE (b012n3rz)

Jest a Minute 04:00 WED (b012n3rz)

Jigsaw 23:45 SUN (b04g8rwd)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:30 THU (b09qhbxh)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 17:30 THU (b09qhbxh)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 THU (b09qhbxh)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 05:30 FRI (b09qhbxh)

Jonathan Myerson - That Was Then (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b09qv9dq)

Jonathan Myerson - That Was Then (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b09qv9dq)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 22:30 SAT (b007731j)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 08:00 SUN (b00j0hbp)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:00 SUN (b00j0hbp)

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World 22:30 TUE (b007jtrr)

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 23:30 FRI (b0137yqf)

MR James Stories 18:00 TUE (b00pdzg5)

MR James Stories 00:00 WED (b00pdzg5)

MR James Stories 18:00 WED (b00pf12h)

MR James Stories 00:00 THU (b00pf12h)

MR James Stories 18:00 THU (b00pf4xf)

MR James Stories 00:00 FRI (b00pf4xf)

MR James Stories 18:00 FRI (b00pfljb)

Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better 23:30 SAT (b00kkfk6)

Marriage Lines 08:00 THU (b060fyhy)

Marriage Lines 12:00 THU (b060fyhy)

Marriage Lines 19:00 THU (b060fyhy)

Mastertapes 18:30 FRI (b01nl6hs)

Miles Kington - Someone Like Me 02:45 SAT (b00dpspz)

Millport 07:00 MON (b0076287)

Millport 17:00 MON (b0076287)

Millport 05:00 TUE (b0076287)

News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b09qjfbv)

News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b09qjfbv)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b09qlgtc)

Old Harry's Game 22:00 SAT (b0090y11)

On the Hour 22:30 FRI (b007m9zs)

Orhan Pamuk - Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (b09qhwpl)

Orhan Pamuk - Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (b09qhwpl)

Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment 23:45 THU (b0089jzh)

Phil Hammond's Bad Golf Day 11:30 SAT (b00t1tkm)

Phil Hammond's Bad Golf Day 21:30 SAT (b00t1tkm)

Pioneers 18:30 TUE (b00xngf6)

Pioneers 00:30 WED (b00xngf6)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b09q3zxz)

Podcast Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b09q3zxz)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (b09qlnqr)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b09qhwps)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b09qhwps)

Political Animals 23:00 WED (b03lrzjw)

Quote... Unquote 12:00 SAT (b07vnglv)

Quote... Unquote 09:00 MON (b07w9jg3)

Quote... Unquote 16:00 MON (b07w9jg3)

Quote... Unquote 04:00 TUE (b07w9jg3)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 18:15 MON (b0081sjk)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 00:15 TUE (b0081sjk)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 18:15 TUE (b0081tfy)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 00:15 WED (b0081tfy)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 18:15 WED (b0084yhk)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 00:15 THU (b0084yhk)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 18:15 THU (b00858dr)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 00:15 FRI (b00858dr)

RL Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 18:15 FRI (b00859tj)

Reception 07:30 SUN (b039c5d5)

Reception 17:30 SUN (b039c5d5)

Reception 22:00 SUN (b039c5d5)

Reception 05:30 MON (b039c5d5)

Ring Around the Bath 07:00 WED (b00p2hb4)

Ring Around the Bath 17:00 WED (b00p2hb4)

Ring Around the Bath 05:00 THU (b00p2hb4)

Ross Noble Goes Global 22:30 MON (b007jvsn)

Round the Horne 08:30 WED (b00j05wn)

Round the Horne 12:30 WED (b00j05wn)

Round the Horne 19:30 WED (b00j05wn)

Seekers 23:00 TUE (b03dvgh9)

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

Simon Evans Goes to Market 07:30 TUE (b09ply4y)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 17:30 TUE (b09ply4y)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 22:00 TUE (b09ply4y)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 05:30 WED (b09ply4y)

Soul Music 00:30 SAT (b080t7dh)

Speak Spirit Speak 06:30 TUE (b00xmv2b)

Speak Spirit Speak 13:30 TUE (b00xmv2b)

Speak Spirit Speak 20:30 TUE (b00xmv2b)

Speak Spirit Speak 01:30 WED (b00xmv2b)

Start/Stop 23:00 THU (b03bsb9c)

Stories from the Southern Cross 11:00 MON (b04bryz5)

Stories from the Southern Cross 21:00 MON (b04bryz5)

Street and Lane 04:30 SAT (b00vls7z)

Street and Lane 09:30 FRI (b00vt5ry)

Street and Lane 16:30 FRI (b00vt5ry)

The Break 05:30 SAT (b07ffb29)

The Break 07:30 FRI (b07gf4s6)

The Break 17:30 FRI (b07gf4s6)

The Break 22:00 FRI (b07gf4s6)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b09s7fg5)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 MON (b09s7ftb)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b09s7fz3)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b09s7g8p)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b007yn6x)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b007yn6x)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b007yn6x)

The Guns of Adam Riches 23:30 WED (b01qkmws)

The Inimitable Jeeves 12:30 SAT (b007jxf5)

The Inimitable Jeeves 09:30 THU (b007jvz6)

The Inimitable Jeeves 16:30 THU (b007jvz6)

The Inimitable Jeeves 04:30 FRI (b007jvz6)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:00 TUE (b05qk2kw)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:00 TUE (b05qk2kw)

The Ken Dodd Show 19:00 TUE (b05qk2kw)

The Leopard in Autumn 05:00 SAT (b00cbm6c)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b0612rhs)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b0612rhs)

The Mark Steel Solution 23:00 SAT (b007jzt2)

The Mel and Sue Thing 23:30 TUE (b00769tt)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b014j01w)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b014j01w)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b014j01w)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (b09pl664)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (b09pl664)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (b09pl664)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (b09pl664)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b007m476)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b007m476)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b007m476)

The Party Line 09:30 MON (b013229y)

The Party Line 16:30 MON (b013229y)

The Party Line 04:30 TUE (b013229y)

The Secret History of Bagpipes 01:30 SAT (b007jzbj)

The Tingle Factor 18:30 WED (b04nqvh6)

The Tingle Factor 00:30 THU (b04nqvh6)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 THU (b01sd7fg)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 THU (b01sd7fg)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 FRI (b01sd7fg)

The Wonderful Weightless World of the Flexidisc 06:30 WED (b00sgbcr)

The Wonderful Weightless World of the Flexidisc 13:30 WED (b00sgbcr)

The Wonderful Weightless World of the Flexidisc 20:30 WED (b00sgbcr)

The Wonderful Weightless World of the Flexidisc 01:30 THU (b00sgbcr)

The Write Stuff 09:00 WED (b02x5l4q)

The Write Stuff 16:00 WED (b02x5l4q)

The Write Stuff 04:00 THU (b02x5l4q)

Tom Courtenay - Dear Tom 15:45 SUN (b007k1ns)

Tom Courtenay - Dear Tom 03:45 MON (b007k1ns)

Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully 22:30 WED (b01r0fv7)

Whispers 04:00 SAT (b007k2sl)

Whispers 09:00 FRI (b007k358)

Whispers 16:00 FRI (b007k358)

Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed 07:15 SUN (b01bn5wr)

Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed 14:15 SUN (b01bn5wr)

Winifred Holtby - The Celebrity Who Failed 02:15 MON (b01bn5wr)