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SATURDAY 26 MAY 2018

SAT 00:00 Arthur C Clarke - 2001: A Space Odyssey (b007jsf9)
Monolith

On the last stage of his mission, Bowman drives a space pod towards the monolith - but what will become of him..?

Arthur C Clarke's ground-breaking novel is set in our present, a vision of a future yet to be, and a past shrouded in mystery.

The last of ten parts by William Roberts.

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SAT 00:15 15 Minute Drama (b04l3gm8)
Michael Faber - The Book of Strange New Things, Episode 10

Joe Armstrong, Hayley Atwell and Dougray Scott star in Miranda Emmerson's adaptation of the otherworldly new novel by Michel Faber (Under the Skin, Crimson Petal and the White).

Set in the near future, it tells the story of Peter, devoted husband and devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Beatrice.

Peter has travelled to a far distant planet, called Oasis, where an enigmatic corporation called USIC have a base. He has been employed as Christian missionary to the native inhabitants - a gentle, peaceable community, who have welcomed Peter to their settlement and are eager to hear the teachings of the Bible, a book they call 'The Book of Strange New Things'.

In today's episode, Peter is horrified to find Jesus Lover 5 gravely ill in Intensive Care. And on Earth, a pregnant Bea faces an uncertain future.

Directed by Emma Harding.


SAT 00:30 Mastertapes (b01sm710)
Series 2, Wilko Johnson (the B-side)

John Wilson returns with a new series of Mastertapes, 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. Each edition includes two episodes, with John initially quizzing the artist about the album in question, and then, in the B-side, the audience puts the questions. Both editions feature exclusive live performances.

Programme 1, the B-side. Having discussed the making of "Down By The Jetty", the debut album from Dr. Feelgood (in the A-side of the programme, broadcast on Monday 27th May and available online), Wilko Johnson responds to questions from the audience and performs live versions of some of the songs discussed.

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

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


SAT 01:00 Van der Valk - Love in Amsterdam (b007jwpq)
Episode 3

The Dutch detective has finally discovered murder victim Elsa de Charmoy's secret. A decoy is needed to snare the killer, but it's a very risky assignment. Tension mounts as the murderer makes his presence felt.

Nicholas Freeling's crime thriller concluded by David Troughton.

Piet Van der Valk is the much-copied prototype detective, 'a cranky, gentle, bumbling, brilliant, non-conformist student of human behaviour whose primary concern is why rather than how crimes are committed'.

Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths.

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in 2006.


SAT 01:30 Before Your Very Ears! (b00chw4h)

Grant Gordon explores the rich history of magic on radio.

Archive features include Sid and Lesley Piddington and their mind-reading act, the great Sidani confounding Kenneth Horne, Uri Geller bending keys, John Wade sawing Barry Wordsworth in half, David Berglas's magical carpentry and Jack Delvin escaping from a lift in Bush House.

Contributors include magicians Darryl Rose, Paul Zenon, Ali Bongo and Derren Brown.


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b03y3lkz)
Gabrielle Zevin - The Collected Works of AJ Fikry, A Trip to Providence

Beguiling, funny and poignant, The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry is largely set in Island Books, a struggling independent bookshop at the heart of an island community off the American coast. Today, Amelia's favourite book finds A.J planning a trip to Providence with Maya and his trusted friend, Lambiase. Madeleine Potter & Hari Dhillon read.

Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


SAT 02:15 Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State (b00t3tdc)
The 'Drink Question', Past and Present

In the last decade or so Britain has experienced renewed social and political panic over the consequences of excessive drinking, and the concept of 'alcohol related harms' has entered the language. A coherent policy community has developed, and research has multiplied, around questions of alcohol control. But governments have seemingly been reluctant to listen.

Mark Whitaker concludes his look at the politics of alcohol since the 17th century by examining New Labour's Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy of 2004, and related relaxation of the licensing system.

Whitaker interviews the historians whose work has informed his own research, and asks them how they think the past can or should inform present policy. He talks to James Nicholls, Virginia Berridge, John Greenaway and Betsy Thom. They address questions about why the 'Drink Question' has been defined differently at different times; why the liquor industry has been so politically powerful; why the temperance movement lasted so long but seemingly achieved so little; and why alcoholism and drunkenness have posed distinct policy challenges.

Above all, they reflect on the complexity of alcohol as a commodity, and on why legislating about it has been, and remains, remarkably difficult.

Producer: Mark Whitaker
A Square Dog production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jwy2c)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret, Episode 5

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Robert leaves the splendour of Audley Court to continue his search for his missing friend at a draughty hilltop inn. When he interviews Lady Audley's former maid, he provokes a surprising result.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Phoebe Marks ...... Lizzy Watts
Luke Marks ...... Benjamin Askew

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b0213yrn)
Damian Barr - Maggie and Me, Episode 5

Still at school, Damian makes a brave decision to come out as gay, but discovers first-hand the impact of Clause 28 when his normally supportive teachers are unable to discuss his sexuality openly with him.

He heads to university and leaves Scotland for good with the help of a bursary from a mystery benefactor, and finally makes it to a new life as a journalist living in Brighton with his partner. His last visit to Scotland reminds him of the ghosts of his past that still echo in his life, the Ravenscraig steelworks that were the heart of the community and have now disappeared from the landscape, and his complicated relationship with Margaret Thatcher, his unlikely heroine.

Written and read by Damian Barr.
Abridged by Sian Preece

Producer: Allegra McIlroy.


SAT 03:00 Classic Serial (b04c9xcq)
Honoré de Balzac - Eugenie Grandet, Episode 2

The final part of Rose Tremain's gripping dramatisation of Balzac's Eugenie Grandet, starring Ian McKellen as Eugenie's miserly father and Alison Pettit as his lovelorn daughter.

Monsieur Grandet, who has amassed a considerable fortune, is a miser who feigns poverty and runs his household along miserably frugal lines. All changes with the arrival of Eugenie's handsome 22-year-old cousin, Charles Grandet, from Paris. Charles has brought with him a shocking letter from his father, Guillaume, who has committed suicide. He has placed his debts and the care of his son into his brother's hands. It is a fatal decision, with ruinous consequences for the whole family.

Eugenie Grandet is considered by many to be the strongest novel in Balzac's magnificent series, The Human Comedy. It pits a young naive girl against the father she has worshipped and this defiance sets us on course for the playing out of a heart-rending tragedy. Like King Lear, Grandet is a man who deeply loves the daughter who has defied him. He has no other child, no hope, no future but her. But in Balzac's 'human comedy' the tragic and the comic exist side by side and this fruitful conjunction blossoms in Rose Tremain's enthralling adaptation.

Cello and Treble Recorder: Alison Baldwin
Original Music: Lucinda Mason Brown

Produced and directed by Gordon House
A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 04:00 The Motion Show (b00762c8)
Series 4, Episode 1

Graeme Garden chairs the debating game with Hugh Dennis, Arthur Smith, Gyles Brandreth and Henry Naylor. From May 2001.


SAT 04:30 After Henry (b007jq99)
Series 3, Different Viewpoints

'If the television is a guest in the house, it's rude to exclude it from the conversation. If the television says something, then one would be impolite not to respond to it.'

Sarah is irritated by her mother Eleanor's opinions on TV - and every other subject...

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

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

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1987.


SAT 05:00 Andy & Eric Merriman - Minor Adjustment (b0b3jncg)
At the End of the Rainbow

Richard's wildest dreams seem about to come true.

Six-part comedy series about the Stubbs family - cartoonist Richard, therapist Sarah and their daughters - Kate, aged 16 and three-year-old Amy who has Down's Syndrome.

Written by Son and father team, Andy and Eric Merriman - inspired by Andy's own four-year-old daughter, Sarah. Eric famously wrote legendary BBC comedy series 'Beyond Our Ken'.

Starring Peter Davison as Richard, Samantha Bond as Sarah, Claire Russell as Kate, Sarah Merriman as Amy, Kerry Shale as Joel Bennett, Kim Wall as Nick, Rachel Preece as Dr Thompson and Patience Tomlinson as Charlotte's Mother.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1996.


SAT 05:30 Stand-Up Specials (b0b3bcsp)
Geoff Norcott: Right Leaning But Well Meaning

Geoff Norcott is working class, had two disabled parents, votes Tory and voted Leave. How did he end up a comedian?

In this stand up show, Geoff introduces us to his family, his early career as a teacher and how he ended up on Question Time.

He has a starring role in The Mash Report on BBC 2, has done a national tour and appeared on Live at the Apollo, Edinburgh Nights, Comedy Bigmouths, and The Wright Stuff, as well as Question Time - twice. Geoff has also found himself in demand as a social commentator on Radio 4's Today programme, Daily Politics on BBC1, Victoria Derbyshire on BBC 2 and Sky News' All Out Politics.

He writes for national publications with articles appearing in The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent and The New Statesman. He writes regularly for other comedians including Sarah Millican and Katherine Ryan. Geoff was nominated for Best New Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival and an has Operational Services Medal for five frontline tours entertaining the troops in Afghanistan.

With Geoff Norcott, Leanne Everitt and Barry Castagnola.
Written by Geoff Norcott with additional material by Stephen Grant and Barry Castagnola.

Produced by Caroline Raphael
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 06:00 Brian Hayles - Lord Dracula (b0b49j1n)

It's 1476 at the mighty castle at Tirgoviste. Father Benedek chronicles the horrific, bloody reign of the tyrant behind the legend of Count Dracula and vampirism.

Brian Hayles's epic drama stars Kenneth Haigh as Vlad Dracula, Nigel Stock as Father Benedek, John Rowe as Istvan, Hedli Niklaus as Ilonya, Don Henderson as Captain Ferenez, George Woolley as Dr Szentes and Liane Aukin as Militsa.

Other parts played by Patricia Greene, Betty Mallett, Graham Rigby and Philip Barber.

Fanfares composed by Stephen Hancock and played by the Langley Band.

Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Produced at BBC Birmingham by Anthony Cornish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.


SAT 07:30 Kenneth Williams - Just Williams (b0b49j2c)
Stick Around Long Enough

'I think any criticism of your deportment is tantamount to impertinence...'

1962-1965, new roles - and meeting Barbara Windsor and Joe Orton.

The UK's much-loved comic actor and master raconteur, Kenneth Williams continues his autobiography.

Abridged in ten-parts by David H Godfrey

Producer: Pamela Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1985.


SAT 07:50 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj8sx)
Power Struggles

"He first came to public attention as defender of the earth's ozone layer, which was threatened by intensive American aerosol deodorant usage."

A breakthrough in 'ecological physics' is scandalously ignored as revealed by Leonard Rossiter (1926-1984).

Written by Barry Pilton.
Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 1981.


SAT 08:00 Here's the Thing (b0b49j2l)
Paul Simon

Alec Baldwin delves into the life of the singer-songwriter, Paul Simon, from middle-class Jewish roots to global megastardom.

Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices.

Paul Simon is one of the great American entertainers-a mantle he's worn since he started singing harmony with grade-school friend Art Garfunkel in a duo called Tom & Jerry. In the following six decades, Simon has written dozens of classic songs. His partnership with Garfunkel produced numerous hits like "The Sound of Silence," "America," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." And Simon's solo career has been equally fruitful, as an engine of eclectic pop music (the gospel of "Loves Me Like a Rock," or the imported reggae of "Mother and Child Reunion"), and also as an ambassador of global sounds (the 1986 album Graceland, and 1990's The Rhythm of the Saints). He talks to host Alec Baldwin about how he has-and hasn't-changed after all these years.

Here's the Thing has its roots in public radio. In 2009, Alec joined with producers Lu Olkowski, Trey Kay, Kathie Russo, and Emily Botein to find fresh ways to engage in conversation on the radio. The group developed the idea of a new show that at its heart would look at what makes interesting people tick and create a platform for new and emerging ideas to be presented.

From WNYC Studios, New York. First heard in the USA in 2015.


SAT 09:00 The Rudest Man in Britain (b03rxc77)

The Rudest Man in Britain excavates the archives from the perspective of Gilbert Harding - a well-loved radio personality who went on to achieve wider television exposure as star of long-running panel shows such as 'What's My Line?' once watched by millions. Clever, amusing and often outrageous, Harding was a familiar voice of wireless who became a pioneer of popular TV. But behind the public persona, there was a troubled and conflicted character. To create a profile of Gilbert Harding's life and sample his broadcasting work Simon Fanshawe will draw on Stephen Wyatt's play Dr Brighton and Mr Harding, in which Harding (played by Roger Allam) wrestles with his inner demons and fantasies, knowing also that he is in increasingly poor health (hence his reason for moving to the coast to embrace 'Dr Brighton').

Simon samples excerpts from Round Britain Quiz, What's My Line?, and The Brains Trust and a complete edition of Twenty Questions - which, as a format, still stands up well. He also revisits Harding's seminal 1960 Face to Face television interview with John Freeman, where he broke down on camera when the questioner touched a nerve. Simon Fanshawe explores the development of many now familiar formats on Radio and TV - and assembles a fascinating and rounded portrait of this tortured but much loved polymath.

Producer: Mike Greenwood.


SAT 12:00 Archive on 4 (b0076c2s)
The Monkhouse Files

If it happened in comedy after the Second World War, not only was comedy legend Bob Monkhouse there to see it happen, but he wrote about it in his journals.

Bob guides comedy writer Bob Sinfield through his amazing collection of diaries, letters and memories of the comedy greats as he reflects on his own career of over 50 years in show business.

Bob Monkhouse died aged 75 in 2004

Producer: Julian Mayers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SAT 13:00 Wuthering Heights (b007jr94)
Omnibus 2/2

Heathcliff has written a letter to Cathy but will Nelly deliver it?

Forbidden trysts, family warfare, revenge and passion on the Yorkshire moors. Emily Bronte's only novel 'Wuthering Heights' is unforgettable, full of passion and darkness.

Omnibus of the last five of ten-parts adapted by award-winning writer Rachel Joyce.
Heathcliff ..... Ben Batt
Cathy ..... Chloe Pirrie
Nelly ..... Emma Fielding
Edgar ..... Ryan Whittle
Isabella ..... Kerry Gooderson
Hindley ..... Luke Bailey
Hareton ..... Tom Glynn-Carney
Joseph ..... Philip Bretherton
Zilah ..... Georgie Glen
Young Catherine ..... Rosie Boore
Catherine ..... Bryony Hannah
Young Linton ..... Charlie Brand
Older Linton ..... Oliver Zetterstrom
Adult Linton ..... Ryan Whittle

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0b49j2n)
Gail Porter

TV presenter Gail Porter chooses 'Wish You Were Here' by Pink Floyd and 'When Doves Cry' by Prince.


SAT 14:15 With Great Pleasure (b00770pg)
Don Paterson

Don Paterson entertains an audience with the work of some of his favourite fellow poets, including Douglas Dunn, Tony Harrison, Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney and William Topaz McGonagall.

Recorded at the 2006 Ledbury Poetry Festival.

Producer: Viv Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SAT 14:45 The Fosdyke Saga (b007jrqp)
The Clouds of War

"I've joined the Royal Flying Corps. I'm going to be an air ace..."

Newly knighted Sir Josiah Fosdyke's family life and tripe empire are shattered by the outbreak of war.

A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

Starring Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, David Threlfall as Tom Fosdyke, Christian Rodska as Roger Ditchley, Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, Enn Reitel as Albert Fosdyke and Larry Lamb as Von Richtofen.

Other parts played by Trevor Cooper, Nick Maloney, Nick Revell, Arthur Smith and David Timson.

Producer: Alan Nixon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1983.


SAT 15:00 Here's the Thing (b0b49j2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Brian Hayles - Lord Dracula (b0b49j1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Kenneth Williams - Just Williams (b0b49j2c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 17:50 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj8sx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:50 today]


SAT 18:00 Bram Stoker - Dracula (b04y9dlb)
Dracula, pt 1

Bram Stoker's disturbing vampire tale of horror, re-imagined by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Narrated by various characters, and with different 'takes' on the progress of the story, this is an all action adventure story, with ghosts, ghouls, lunatics, and seriously gripping chase sequences.

Adapting it in just two hours takes us on a thrilling ride through the dark psyche of Victorian England.

Starring Nicky Henson as Count Dracula, Charles Edwards as Dr Seward, Don Gilet as Renfield and Michael Shelford as Jonathan Harker.

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

Previously featured in The Gothic Imagination season on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2012.


SAT 19:00 The Rudest Man in Britain (b03rxc77)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Old Harry's Game (b007jmd4)
Series 3, The Beautiful Game

Satan decides to hold a major football tournament in Hell - The Underworld Cup. Devilishly funny sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From April 1999.


SAT 22:30 Bird Island (b044ghpd)
Series 2, Episode 4

EPISODE FOUR:

Ben, a young scientist working in Sub-Antarctica, tries to adapt to the loneliness by keeping a cheery audio diary on his Dictaphone. This week, Ben gets a new telescope, and Graham has some big news.

Written by ..... Katy Wix
Produced by ..... Tilusha Ghelani

ABOUT BIRD ISLAND:

An atmospheric comedy about a cheery scientist based in Sub-Antarctica. Starring Reece Shearsmith, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Alison Steadman and Katy Wix.

On the one hand, Ben is on the trip of a lifetime. On the other, he's trapped in a vast icy landscape with a dodgy internet connection and a dictaphone. Loneliness is something of a problem. So, Ben shares his thoughts with us in the form of an audio 'log'.

His fellow scientist Graham should alleviate this sense of isolation, but the tragi-comic fact is, they are nerdy blokes, so they stumble through yet another mumbled exchange. Not to mention the new arrival Jane, who Ben is even more awkward around, for reasons that aren't entirely clear to him.

Apart from his research studying the Albatross on the Island, Ben attempts to continue normal life with an earnestness and enthusiasm which is ultimately very endearing. We eavesdrop as he chats awkwardly with Graham or Jane, phones his mother or talks to himself, as he often does. We also hear the Squawks and screeches of the birds and the vast expanse outside. Oh, and ice. Lots of ice.

Bird Island is written by Katy Wix, half of sketch comedy Duo 'Anna and Katy'. Katy is also an actress who stars in 'Miranda', 'Outnumbered' and as Daisy in 'Not Going Out'.


SAT 22:45 Tina C (b00771m2)
Tina C's State of the Union Tour, Berlin

Can the country singing sensation and global activist gain a better understanding of the German capital? Stars Christopher Green. From December 2006.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0b5d8hk)
Twayna Mayne 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith talks to Twayna Mayne.


SAT 23:00 The Mark Steel Solution (b007k111)
Series 3, Charity

The radical comedian questions the motives behind mankind's fundraising efforts for good causes. From August 1995.


SAT 23:30 The Skivers (b007tcph)
Series 1, Episode 2

Action from ancient Greece to 221-B Baker Street. Comedy with Nick Golson, Tim de Jongh and guest Ken Campbell. From March 1994.



SUNDAY 27 MAY 2018

SUN 00:00 Bram Stoker - Dracula (b04y9dlb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Wuthering Heights (b007jr94)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0b49j2n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 With Great Pleasure (b00770pg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 The Fosdyke Saga (b007jrqp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Here's the Thing (b0b49j2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Brian Hayles - Lord Dracula (b0b49j1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Kenneth Williams - Just Williams (b0b49j2c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 05:50 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj8sx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:50 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) (b038xp87)
Episode 1

The glittering world of Lucy Graham, who gains all the wealth she desires through her marriage to the devoted Sir Michael Audley.

Her maid Phoebe watches with envy as Lucy delights in the glories of her new life...

Mary Elizabeth Braddon's novel was first published in 1862.

Omnibus of the first of five of ten-parts dramatised by Theresa Heskins.

Mary Braddon.....Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley..... Charlotte Emmerson
Sir Michael Audley..... Sam Dale
Phoebe Marks..... Lizzy Watts
Luke Marks..... Benjamin Askew
Robert Audley..... Alex Wyndham
George Talboys..... Joseph Kloska
Alicia Audley..... Perdita Weeks
Lieutenant Maldon..... Jonathan Tafler

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


SUN 07:15 Melissa Murray - A Line of Smoke (b0b4cqt0)

4 Extra Debut. Azra has left the troubles in Bosnia for Britain, where she tries to reconcile her past and future. Read by Lynne Verrall. From February 1994.


SUN 07:30 The Gobetweenies (b03h7grs)
Series 3, Episode 5

Joe has had to cancel a holiday with his girlfriend and it's Mimi's fault. So Mimi gets no back up when she wants to get the dog fixed and stop Lucy wearing latex.

Their friend Bobby (Stephen Critchlow) is fed up listening to them squabble because he has a real problem - his son Stevie is stonewalling him. Bobby even offers to help out so Joe can go to Barcelona to be with Tuberose - but Joe is enjoying the moral high ground and loves seeing Mimi up to her neck in his brownie points.

Mimi broke her arm when she went to check out Tuberose at Latex Couture of Holloway and now she can't can't type, floss or fasten her bra. When she complains of the pain, Lucy thinks it must be to do with the weight of her low hanging bosom. She is trying to soft soap her mum so she is allowed to wear the latex dress for the school Springtime Fashionista contest.

Science-loving Tom hates superstition but he is so undone by Poppy's coldness that he decides to start saying Good Morning Mr Magpie and he even steals Lucy's lucky mascot. And it turns out that Mr Hanky, the South Park Christmas Poo, saves the day. The anguish of the Millers has been healed by a cloth turd.

Writer: Marcella Evaristi
Director: Marilyn Imrie

Producer: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 Ray's a Laugh (b07g74vg)
From 05/12/1958

With a new dress code at work, can Ted live up to the sartorial rules?

Starring Ted Ray. With Kitty Bluett and Kenneth Connor.

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

Scripted by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.
BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1958.


SUN 08:30 Take It From Here (b0b4cqt2)
From 10/01/1956

Jim gets a social conscience - while Eth's mum is feeling dubious over Ron in 'The Glums'.

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley, June Whitfield, Alma Cogan and Wallace Eton.

Classic comedy scripted by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.

Music from The Keynotes and the BBC Revue Orchestra with Harry Rabinowitz.

Announcer. David Dunhill

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.


SUN 09:00 The White Road - Omnibus (b06dl9pt)

On a personal pilgrimage to the countries and people who make porcelain, the author's first stop is China and Jingdezhen, the city of porcelain.

Edmund de Waal's history of porcelain is read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. Originally abridged in five-parts by Jules Wilkinson.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b04g1drh)
Lindsey and Isabel - Weavers and Dyers

Fi Glover introduces a conversation about discovering the joys of spinning, weaving and dying and the surprises that natural dyes can spring on you, proving once again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

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

Producer: Marya Burgess.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0b4cvwz)
The Voice, Sacha Distel

4 Extra Debut. From Maurice Ravel to Frank Sinatra, French singer Sacha Distel shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From February 2004.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b0b4cvx1)
Series 3, Nukes

Radiolab investigates what it actually means to be ordered to launch a nuclear attack? With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

Radiolab is a Peabody-award winning show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and the human experience.

First broadcast on public radio in the USA.


SUN 12:00 Ray's a Laugh (b07g74vg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Take It From Here (b0b4cqt2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) (b038xp87)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Melissa Murray - A Line of Smoke (b0b4cqt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 The Female Persuasion (b0b4cvx3)
Omnibus 2/2

Distance and circumstance have put a strain on Greer and Cory's relationship. Looking back, Faith recalls her very first meeting with Emmett Shrader in the 1960s.

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college student in Connecticut when she meets Faith Frank, a dazzlingly persuasive and charismatic activist who has been a pillar of the women's movement for decades. The meeting is made more resonant since she has just been the victim of a sexual assault on campus.

As Greer moves into her independent adult life, Faith is to become her mentor figure, someone she looks up to and respects, until she is forced re-evaluate.

Meg Wolitzer's The Female Persuasion is a book written before the seismic shift in American politics and the advent of the #MeToo movement but it illuminates the complexities of what it is to be a young woman coming of age in the early decades of the 21st century. But as well as the relationship between Greer and her 'role model', the story explores how a young man copes with devastating loss and attempts to rebuild his life, and poses searching questions about feminism and the painful realities of love and loyalty.

Meg Wolitzer is the author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking.

Omnibus of the last five of ten-parts read by Tanya Moodie.

Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters and The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4 and first broadcast in 2018.


SUN 15:45 Stuntz (b007jzb5)
Series 1, Episode 1

A guide to the greatest advertising stunts and gimmicks of recent times. Written and presented by Steve Punt.


SUN 16:00 Classic Serial (b049xtjw)
By a Young Officer: Churchill on the North West Frontier

Douglas Booth stars as the young Winston Churchill. The year is 1897 and news is just reaching London that Islamic insurgents are causing havoc in the mountainous border between British India and Afghanistan.

Written by Michael Eaton
Director: Dirk Maggs

Producer: David Morley
A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b0b4cvx5)
'How do I love thee... ?' by EB Browning

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'Adventures in Poetry - How do I love thee?' The love poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Peggy Reynolds counts the ways in which the nation's favourite love poem, Browning 's Sonnet 43 from the Portuguese, has had a lasting impact.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


SUN 17:30 The Gobetweenies (b03h7grs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Sheridan Le Fanu - Carmilla (b016q2l5)

Laura is a lonely girl living in a solitary castle in the south east of Austria.

Into her life comes the beautiful and mysterious Carmilla, with whom Laura strikes up, what will prove to be, a dangerous friendship...

Starring Anne-Marie Duff as Laura, Brana Bajic as Carmilla, David Warner as Father and Celia Imrie as Madame.

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's gothic novella was first published in 1871.

Dramatised by Don McCamphill.
Producer: Lawrence Jackson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


SUN 18:45 JCW Brook - The Bognor Regis Vampire (b07g7jp5)

A couple receive an unusually diabolical visitor, but this guest may get more than he bargained for. Stars Margot Boyd.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b0b4cvx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 The White Road - Omnibus (b06dl9pt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b04g1drh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0b4cvwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 The Gobetweenies (b03h7grs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b007v7zd)
Series 1, The Swim

The life of an author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail. With Christopher Douglas. From January 2005.


SUN 23:00 Chat Show Roulette (b05r40rf)
Episode 6

Justin Edwards is the host of the new improvised chat show. His guests are Pippa Evans, Hugh Dennis, Robert Popper and Matt Lucas - with musical accompaniment from James Sherwood.
Devised by Ashley Blaker and Justin Edwards.

Produced by Ashley Blaker
A John Stanley production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 23:30 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (b048vwqx)
Episode 2

A crazy shopping spree, and eating Greek in Stevenage.

On their journey to international stardom, Cambridge Footlights graduates Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie wrote and starred together in a pilot followed by four acclaimed TV series of 'A Bit of Fry & Laurie' from 1989 to 1995.

Stephen Fry introduces the second of two audio collections of choice comedy morsels culled from the BBC TV soundtracks.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.



MONDAY 28 MAY 2018

MON 00:00 Sheridan Le Fanu - Carmilla (b016q2l5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 JCW Brook - The Bognor Regis Vampire (b07g7jp5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) (b038xp87)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Melissa Murray - A Line of Smoke (b0b4cqt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Female Persuasion (b0b4cvx3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Stuntz (b007jzb5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Classic Serial (b049xtjw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b0b4cvx5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 The Gobetweenies (b03h7grs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpks)
Death on the Nile, Episode 1

Hercule Poirot begins an Egyptian cruise, but the Belgian detective's voyage proves to be far from smooth sailing...

From the book published in 1937 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell in five parts.

Agatha Christie's famous whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, Rosemary Leach as Mrs Allerton, Stratford Johns as Pennington, Joanna Monro as Joanna Southwood, Elaine Pyke as Linnet Ridgeway. Sean Baker as Monsieur Blondin, Amanda Barton-Chapple as Jacqueline de Bellefort, Robert Daws as Simon Doyle, Nicholas Boulton as Tim Allerton, Ed Bishop as Rockford, Emma Woodvine as Rosalie Otterbourne, Shirley Dixon as Mrs Otterbourne, Timothy Alcock as the Thomas Cook Agent and Chris Pavlo as the Waiter.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


MON 06:30 Tribal Gathering (b00c1q5s)

Jane Little visits the world's biggest casino at Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut, owned and run by a tribe of Native Americans once threatened by extinction. The casino was built by the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, who reclaimed the land taken from them by 17th-century colonists and established a sovereign nation.

The doors are permanently open to the thousands of people who gamble billions of dollars every year on the 8,000 slot machines and hundreds of roulette wheels and gaming tables.


MON 07:00 Winston (b007vcn9)
Winston in Europe, Where Are We Now?

The old rogue challenges Nancy's intelligence. Father sings the praises of Crewe toilets.

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

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1992.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b0b3c76z)
Series 81, Episode 2

Just A Minute is back for its 81st series and this second episode features Paul Merton, Marcus Brigstocke, Rebecca Front and Gyles Brandreth.

As ever, the panel are tasked with talking on a given subject for sixty seconds without repetition, hesitation or deviation. This week, a subject that Gyles somewhat tenuously manages to link to this weekend's royal wedding, Rebecca talks sharks and there's a minor contretemps between Marcus and Paul about travelling to the moon.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle and the producer is Richard Morris.

Just A Minute is a BBC Studios production.


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00t3twj)
The Student Prince

The lad is lured to Moravia as an unknowing decoy for the endangered Crown Prince.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly 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 1956.


MON 08:30 Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b00f9y6d)
Series 3, Episode 1

Shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel stays in a haunted mansion. With guest star Spike Milligan as The Mayor of Witchfield.

Recreation of the Marx Brothers' lost shows charting the adventures of shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel and his assistant, Emmanuel Ravelli. Originally broadcast with sponsors on America's NBC radio network in the 1930s. The scripts were rediscovered in 1988.

Starring Michael Roberts as Groucho Marx as Waldorf T Flywheel and Frank Lazarus as Chico Marx as Emmanuel Ravelli.

With Lorelei King, Graham Hoadly and Dick Vosburgh.

Written by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman. Adapted by Mark Brisenden.

Music arranged and conducted by David Firman.

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.


MON 09:00 Quote... Unquote (b0383lf4)

The quotations quiz hosted by Nigel Rees.

As ever, a host of celebrities will be joining Nigel as he quizzes them on the sources of a range of quotations and asks them for the amusing sayings or citations that they have personally collected on a variety of subjects, including their favourite four line humorous poems and quotes from the most quotable people they have ever met.

This week Nigel is joined by Actress and Singer - Janie Dee, former editor of Private Eye and current editor of The Oldie - Richard Ingrams, science writer and broadcaster Vivienne Parry and comedian and writer Robin Ince.


MON 09:30 Bangers and Mash (b0075h0f)
Episode 4

A strange man is lurking - and Father Harry is hired to entertain the OAPs, but what will he be singing?

Six-part comedy series by Katie Hims.

Stars Catherine Harvey as Martina, Gerard McDermott as Jimmy, Roger May as Juan Jose and Jane Whittenshaw.

Director: Catherine Horn

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


MON 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr51)
A Friendship Betrayed

Two men's lives run almost in parallel. One is a prince of Jerusalem, Judah Ben Hur. The other is known as "He that was born to be King of the Jews."

Lew Wallace's epic tale stars Jamie Glover as Judah Ben Hur, Samuel West as Messala, Phyllis Calvert as Amrah and Michael Gambon reads from the Bible

Dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska.

Music by Wilfredo Acosta.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


MON 11:00 Margaret Bonham - The Casino (b0076lzm)
The Horse

Angela does her homework, as her mother hosts a drinks party for some intellectual friends. Read by Emma Fielding.


MON 11:15 David Napthine - The Glasgow Climbing Club (b0076k5d)

1936: A group of Glasgow shipyard workers have formed a climbing club with a difference.

Firstly, they have no equipment; secondly, they climb where they like; thirdly they're left trades unionists; and fourthly, they drink like there's no tomorrow.

One stormy weekend, three of them set out on a climb, and are joined by a stranger. But who is he and can they trust him?

David Napthine's drama stars Tom Mannion as John, Vincent Friell as Willie, Mark Bonnar as Robbie and Forbes Masson as Davey.

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00t3twj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b00f9y6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Tribal Gathering (b00c1q5s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03ynt76)
Gabrielle Zevin - The Collected Works of AJ Fikry, A Book Event

The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry is the enchanting, funny and touching novel by Gabrielle Zevin. Set in Island Books, a struggling independent bookshop at the heart of an island community off the American coast, it is the place where life lessons gleaned from reading are passed on. Today, events take a curious turn when A.J. plays host to an author. Madeleine Potter and Hari Dhillon read. Madeleine Potter and Hari Dhillon read.

Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


MON 14:15 On Your Bike (b00yqg3z)
The Most Civilised Conveyance

The 19th century velocipedes were heavy, slow and expensive before an English engineer James Starley developed the high bicycle or penny farthing which overcame the difficulties of gearing and weight. Although these 'high bicycles' were dangerous and unstable they were eagerly taken up by fashionable young men who formed cycle clubs and took to the open road with gusto.

In the 1880's the safety bike arrived, it was very similar to the bikes of today, with a chain drive and smaller wheels anyone who could afford it could easily ride. The women who defied the dress codes of the day to ride in culottes or bloomers contributed to the emerging movement for women's suffrage and liberation.

Artists, musicians and writers found inspiration on two wheels and the socialist Clarion Cycle Club cycled to spread their message. Then, in World War One, cycle battalions went to France with bikes adapted to carry kit and rifles to the front. Between the wars mass production delivered bikes cheap enough for everyone and fuelled by the outdoor and fitness movements cycling entered into a golden age, the working classes now had the freedom of the open road.

After the war people once again took the road in freedom on the only transport available in the years of frugality. The 1960's brought prosperity, mass car ownership and a fascination with modernity and speed that didn't include cycling and bikes were left unused and rusting in garden sheds. Then a group of young people in California developed the mountain bike and again cycling became fashionable. A fashion for fitness was back on the agenda and there were the added incentives to reduce pollution and congestion in cities and seek more environmentally friendly ways of getting about. Today the bicycle is once again in the ascendency.

Presenter: Martin Ellis

Producer: Simon Evans
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jwy1q)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret, Episode 6

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Robert Audley gets closer to the truth in his quest to uncover Lady Audley's secret. Everything begins to fall into place as he questions Lucy Audley's first employers and, at last, he uncovers a vital clue.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Mr Dawson ...... Paul Rider
Mrs Vincent ...... Charlotte West-Oram
Tonks ...... Deborah McAndrew
Phoebe Marks ...... Lizzy Watts
Luke Marks ...... Benjamin Askew

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b02m2g5g)
Charles Timoney - An Englishman Aboard, Episode 1

Charles Timoney is an English writer, with a French wife, living in France.

After showing a group of friends the rowing boat he has spent the last six months building, Charles - possibly unwisely - accepts a challenge to travel the entire length of the River Seine from source to the sea, using the boat where he can, to discover the true France.

But it proves rather more difficult than he imagined. Not all of the Seine is navigable by rowing boat, so he sets sail into an unvarnished France on a variety of craft, hitching lifts in everything from a converted Parisian tourist boat to a sailing boat with no mast. He even tries out an amphibious vehicle.

Along the way he encounters Stèphane (a carp fisherman with a very strange habit), grapples with rapids and stubborn cattle, rescues a couple when their sailing dinghy capsizes, and discovers that rowing in the dark is more frightening than he first thought.

Written by Charles Timoney
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Reader: Mark Heap
Producer: Joanna Green

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b0383lf4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Bangers and Mash (b0075h0f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Winston (b007vcn9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b0b3c76z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007jt6t)
The Silent Scream, Episode 1

Tom Harris disappears into space but returns with new and astonishing powers. Put to good use, they will benefit humanity - but in the wrong hands they could have horrifying and nightmarish implications.

Wally K Daly's sequel to 'Before the Screaming Begins'.

Stars James Laurenson as Tom Harris, Donald Hewlett as AP Smith, Colin Douglas as the Prime Minister, Peter Wickham as Silkin, Hannah Gordon as Sally Harris, Peter Williams as Opposition MP, Elizabeth Lindsay as Andy, Brenda Kaye as Gloria, Gregory de Polnay as Second Pilot, Manning Wilson as the Alien Controller, Tim Bentinck as Second Boy and Alison Draper as First Girl,

Audio from Wally K Daly's own collection. and reversioned into 3-parts by BBC Radio 4 Extra

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday Night Drama on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0076yqt)
Jim White & James Lasdun

Martha Kearney and her guests, sports journalist and broadcaster Jim White and poet James Lasdun, discuss books by Jean Rhys, Richard Flanagan and Barney Ronay. From June 2006.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00t3twj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b00f9y6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Tribal Gathering (b00c1q5s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Margaret Bonham - The Casino (b0076lzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 David Napthine - The Glasgow Climbing Club (b0076k5d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b0b3c76z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b0076npz)
The Tertiary Phase, Fit the Seventeenth

"As Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Trillian and Slartibarfast helplessly watch, the Krikkit Robots open the Wikkit Gate and the planet Krikkit is released from its chronostasis in a mind-hurting instant. Even the sudden appearance of Zaphod Beeblebrox fails to halt the robots, who depart the asteroid to return home to help their masters destroy the universe.

In a frantic but hopeless attempt to alter matters, Arthur, Ford, Trillian and Slartibartfast travel to the Planet Krikkit to attempt to reason with its inhabitants.

Meanwhile Zaphod, who at first was inclined to save his own skin first and be philanthropic later, arrives aboard one of the huge warships orbiting high in the atmosphere of the planet. Here he discovers that the wrecked spaceship which long ago crashed on the planet and inspired its citizens to their psychotic hatred of all other worlds, is, in fact, a fake. And, as Arthur, Trillian, Ford and Slarti are surrounded on the planet below, Zaphod finds he is not the only stranger aboard the battle cruiser. A certain terminally depressed android can be heard singing a dolorous ditty somewhere in the computer room.".


MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra (b0b4f353)
Series 23, Episode 7

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


MON 23:45 Ivor Cutler - A Stuggy Pren (b00d45qp)
Episode 5

Songster Ivor Cutler slips a disc and shares his secrets about moonshine, housemaids and a bully called Smith.



TUESDAY 29 MAY 2018

TUE 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007jt6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0076yqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Tribal Gathering (b00c1q5s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b03ynt76)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 On Your Bike (b00yqg3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jwy1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b02m2g5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr51)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b0383lf4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Bangers and Mash (b0075h0f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Winston (b007vcn9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b0b3c76z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpl9)
Death on the Nile, Episode 2

Poirot senses the atmosphere of evil afloat, as Jackie's vendetta continues...

From the book published in 1937 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell in five parts.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, Donald Sinden as Colonel Race, Rosemary Leach as Mrs Allerton, Stratford Johns as Pennington, Elaine Pyke as Linnet Ridgeway, Robert Daws as Simon Doyle, Nicholas Boulton as Tim Allerton, Amanda Barton-Chapple as Jacqueline de Bellefort, Shirley Dixon as Mrs Otterbourne, Emma Woodvine as Rosalie Otterbourne, Irene Sutcliffe as Miss Van Schuyler, Teresa Gallagher as Cornelia, Robert May as Fanthorp, Ioan Meredith as Richetti, Robert Portal as Ferguson, Ben Thomas as the Guide and Christopher Scott as the Steward.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


TUE 06:30 A Sound British Adventure (b01lsyjg)

Comedian Stewart Lee is passionate about electronic music and he take us on a remarkable musical journey. We discover how, after the Second World War, a small group of electronic pioneers began tinkering with their army surplus kit to create new sounds and music.

Tristram Cary started the first electronic music studio in Britain but, while France, Germany, Italy and the USA had lavishly funded research centres, British electronic music remained the preserve of boffins on a budget.

As the programme reveals, this make do and mend approach prevailed long after austerity Britain had given way to the swinging 60s, with Peter Zinovieff developing EMS synthesizers from a shed at the bottom of his garden in Putney. (Paul McCartney put on his wellies and took a look). Zinovieff is interviewed about his experiments in sound.

Unsurprisingly, the electronic community in Britain was a small, intimate group and joining Cary and Zinovieff was Daphne Oram, who devoted decades to developing a 'drawn sound' electronic composition system that never really quite worked.

Brian Hodgson tells us about 1960s experimental and electronic festivals, including The Million Volt Light and Sound Rave (1967) at which The Beatles' electronic piece Carnival Of Light had its only public airing. We shall also hear how the radiophonic workshop broke new musical ground with Dr. Who.

Experts in the history of electronic music, including author and musician Mark Ayers and Goldsmiths College lecturer in computer studies Dr. Michael Grierson give the boffins' view and Portishead's Adrian Utley explains why the early forays in electronics are still relevant today.

Produced by John Sugar
A Sugar Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 07:00 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nrd26)
Series 2, Spears

Eddie leaves home while The Sweater Girls are on the verge of a big break.

The lives of the Stockport-based, Conroy family - in series 2 of Damian Lanigan and Jim Poyser's comedy drama.

Starring Jason Done as Michael, Andrew Knott as Jason, Beverley Callard as Maureen, John Henshaw as Eddie, Damian Lanigan as Stu, Jim Poyser as Damian, Chris Pavlo as Colin Farsley and Emily Fleeshman as Bernie

Special guests: BBC Radio 1's Mark Radcliffe & Marc Riley as themselves

Music: Big George

Producer: Neil Mossey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2000.


TUE 07:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b0b3cvrh)
Series 3, Pest Control

It's "Pest Control to Milton Jones", as he becomes an expert in clearing vermin.

Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is "Help!". Each week, Milton and his trusty assistant Anton set out to help people and soon find they're embroiled in a new adventure. Because when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push.

"Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners" - The Guardian.

"King of the surreal one-liners" - The Times

"If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!" - The Daily Mail

Written by Milton with James Cary (Bluestone 42, Miranda), and Dan Evans (who co-wrote Milton's Channel 4 show House Of Rooms), the man they call "Britain's funniest Milton," returns to the radio with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes.

The cast includes regulars Tom Goodman-Hill (Spamalot, Mr. Selfridge) as the ever-faithful Anton, Josie Lawrence and Ben Willbond (The Thick Of It).

With music by Guy Jackson

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


TUE 08:00 As Time Goes By (b007k7j3)
Series 2, Episode 5

Jean and Lionel find that sharing a house is not all domestic bliss.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as Alistair.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series two of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1998.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b017srm4)
A Merry Dance

The bungling bureaucrats suspect each other of espionage.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley, John Graham and John Cole.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

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

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in August 1975.


TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra (b0b4f353)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Ivor Cutler - A Stuggy Pren (b00d45qp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5g)
Son of Arrius

Freed from slavery, the prince encounters his old enemy Messala. Stars Jamie Glover, Samuel West and Michael Gambon.


TUE 11:00 Margaret Bonham - The Casino (b007rsyx)
Miss King

A penny is the source of much discord between Emma Bury and Milly Young. Read by Emma Fielding.


TUE 11:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007jw6t)
Mr Reliable

It's Mr Openshaw's job to listen to people. He goes to their houses to listen to them talk.

Mrs Flenswick is one of his visitees. But he doesn't listen to her at all...

Peter Tinniswood's drama stars Peter Sallis as Mr Oakenshaw and Edna Dore as Mrs Flenswick.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


TUE 12:00 As Time Goes By (b007k7j3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b017srm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 A Sound British Adventure (b01lsyjg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03yn87c)
Gabrielle Zevin - The Collected Works of AJ Fikry, A Twist

Gabrielle Zevin's funny and touching novel is set in a quirky New England bookshop and is about the transformative power of books and reading. Today, a celebration and a reckoning. Madeleine Potter and Hari Dhillon read.


TUE 14:15 On Your Bike (b00yfq5f)
Faster Than Legs

Hobby Horses, velocipedes and penny farthings, the early evolution of the bicycle brought about by Victorian ingenuity and the developing engineering industry.

Presenter: Martin Ellis

Producer: Simon Evans
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jyjk0)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret, Episode 7

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Robert is determined to find a link between George Talboys's dead wife Helen and his beautiful aunt Lady Audley. His search takes him across the country, where he finds an extremely helpful witness.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Landlord ...... Paul Rider
Lieutenant Maldon ...... Jonathan Tafler

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b02x5q32)
Charles Timoney - An Englishman Aboard, Episode 2

Charles Timoney is an English writer, with a French wife, living in France.

After showing a group of friends the rowing boat he has spent the last six months building, Charles - possibly unwisely - accepts a challenge to travel the entire length of the River Seine from source to the sea, using the boat where he can, to discover the true France.

But it proves rather more difficult than he imagined. Not all of the Seine is navigable by rowing boat, so he sets sail into an unvarnished France on a variety of craft, hitching lifts in everything from a converted Parisian tourist boat to a sailing boat with no mast. He even tries out an amphibious vehicle.

Along the way he encounters Stèphane (a carp fisherman with a very strange habit), grapples with rapids and stubborn cattle, rescues a couple when their sailing dinghy capsizes, and discovers that rowing in the dark is more frightening than he first thought.

Written by Charles Timoney
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Reader: Mark Heap
Producer: Joanna Green

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b00schhg)
Series 3, Episode 2

While Jon Richardson is detained by the volcano Eyjafjallajokull, John Lloyd is joined by emergency guest curator Dave Gorman to welcome poet Ruth Padel, Madness frontman Suggs and Bo Selecta comedian Leigh Francis, who are offering us the Great Exhibition of 1851, a tiger reserve and some Spidermans, and all for public display.


TUE 16:30 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b007jss3)
Series 2, 16th June, 1800

William Wordsworth meditates upon his Miltonic sonnet. William Bloke arrives with a warning. De Quinine returns in disarray. There is a visitation and all is at peace.

Conclusion of the everyday story of towering genius. Sue Limb's six part soap opera, set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the 18th century.

Stars Geoffrey Whitehead as William Wordsmith, Denise Coffey as Dorothy Wordsmith, Simon Callow as Samuel Tailor Cholericke, Miriam Margolyes as Stinking Iris, Nickolas Grace as Thomas de Quinine, John Shrapnel as William Bloke and Chris Emmett as the Leechpedlar
Music by Stephen Oliver and performed by Cantabile.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1987.


TUE 17:00 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nrd26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b0b3cvrh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007k3zb)
The Silent Scream, Episode 2

The aliens are standing by to invade, but is there an even bigger threat to humanity?

Wally K Daly's sequel to 'Before the Screaming Begins'.

Stars James Laurenson as Tom Harris, Donald Hewlett as AP Smith, Colin Douglas as the Prime Minister, Peter Wickham as Silkin, Hannah Gordon as Sally Harris, Elizabeth Lindsay as Andy, Manning Wilson as Alien Controller, Philip Sully as the Taxi Driver, Tim Bentinck as Second Boy and Alison Draper as First Girl.

Audio from Wally K Daly's own collection. and reversioned into 3-parts by BBC Radio 4 Extra

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday Night Drama on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.


TUE 18:30 The Palace of Laughter (b007w2my)
Series 1, Alhambra

Geoffrey Wheeler traces the history of the music hall which was once the pride of London's Leicester Square. With Roy Hudd. From April 2002.


TUE 19:00 As Time Goes By (b007k7j3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b017srm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 A Sound British Adventure (b01lsyjg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Margaret Bonham - The Casino (b007rsyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Peter Tinniswood (b007jw6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b0b3cvrh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Buy Me Up TV (b0094k0g)
Episode 1

Another chance to hear Buy Me Up TV.

Every shopping channel you've ever seen and every product you've never wanted.

Featuring Justin Edwards, Colin Hoult, Katherine Jakeways, Ewen Macintosh, Alex MacQueen and Greg Proops. With special guest Eamonn Holmes.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0b5d8pn)
Zahra Barri 1/2

The best in contemporary comedy. The best in contemporary comedy. Sarah Campbell talks to Zahra Barri about the BBC Asian Network Comedy Night, amongst other things.


TUE 23:00 Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself (b04kbl8h)
Episode 4

A brand new impression and sketch show that looks behind the scenes at the life and work of star impressionist Lewis Macleod (Newsjack, Postman Pat, The Phantom Menace, Dead Ringers) with Kate O'Sullivan, Duncan Wisbey and Julian Dutton.

Producer: Lyndsay Fenner.


TUE 23:30 52 First Impressions with David Quantick (b04n64bg)
Series 1, Episode 4

Journalist and comedy writer David Quantick has met and interviewed hundreds of people. What were his first impressions, how have they changed and does it all matter?

In this final programme of the series, there are stories about Grace Jones, N F Simpson and his friends Andy and Fiona, among others.

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



WEDNESDAY 30 MAY 2018

WED 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007k3zb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Palace of Laughter (b007w2my)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 A Sound British Adventure (b01lsyjg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b03yn87c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 On Your Bike (b00yfq5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jyjk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b02x5q32)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b00schhg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere (b007jss3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nrd26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b0b3cvrh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jplt)
Death on the Nile, Episode 3

Feeling a great sense of impending doom, Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot's holiday cruise is turning into a nightmare afloat.

From the book published in 1937 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell in five parts.

Agatha Christie's celebrated whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, Donald Sinden as Colonel Race, Rosemary Leach as Mrs Allerton, Stratford Johns as Pennington, Elaine Pyke as Linnet Ridgeway, Robert Daws as Simon Doyle, Nicholas Boulton as Tim Allerton, Amanda Barton-Chapple as Jacqueline de Bellefort, , Shirley Dixon as Mrs Otterbourne, Emma Woodvine as Rosalie Otterbourne, Irene Sutcliffe as Miss Van Schuyler, Teresa Gallagher as Cornelia, Robert May as Fanthorp, Ioan Meredith as Richetti, Joanna Monro as Joanna Southwood, Sean Baker as Monsieur Blondin, Colleen Prendergast as Louise, Robert Daws as Simon Doyle, Keith Drinkel as Dr Bessner, Ed Bishop as Rockford, Christopher Scott as the Steward, Timothy Alcock as the Thomas Cook Agent and Chris Pavlo as the Waiter.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


WED 06:30 High Speed Radio (b00x58vz)

Peter France tunes along the dial, where the sounds of life are slowed down to reveal a unique radio symphony. From January 2005.


WED 07:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s5xtl)
Series 2, The Bonfire of the Sanities

Salvatore has returned to Monte Guano with a peasant crowd of bretheren and sisteren, bent on making his family throw their wordly goods to a Bonfire of the Vanities.

Desperate for him to take his rantings elsewhere, Plethora hatches a devious plan...

Second series of the comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy devised by Neal Anthony.

Written by Roger Danes.

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

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


WED 07:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (b0b3d42l)
Series 1, Border Patrol

Malawian Comedian Daliso Chaponda looks at the relationship between the UK and Africa.

The UK and Africa have had a long a complicated past. This series looks at the history of this relationship and Daliso is our relationship guidance counsellor, helping us navigate the rocky historical waters between the two places.

A Malawian comedian who grew up all over the world, Daliso straddles cultural divides. He will help us all better understand how to sort out our differences. Or not...

In this final episode, Daliso talks about the process of immigration.

Written and performed by Daliso Chaponda
The Other Guy... James Quinn
Theme tune by Lawi
Image by Steve Ullathorne

Production Coordinator... Beverly Tagg
Producer... Carl Cooper

This is a BBC Studios Production.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b0080qlm)
Onabushkan Flu

With her crew battling flu, HMS Troutbridge must take on board half an Onabushkan crew for a special royal mission.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson,Tenniel Evans as Able Seaman Goldstein, Heather Chasen as the Queen and Michael Bates as the Aide.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1961.


WED 08:30 Round the Horne (b007k1g4)
Series 2, Episode 6

Master Spy Kenneth Horne is on the star-studded trail of Doddy's joke thief, while Michael Bain and Barbara Cartload are on 'The Seamus Android Show'.

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 1966.


WED 09:00 Foul Play (b00jz7jg)
Series 3, Murder Before Matins

Crime writers Liza Cody and Reginald Hill try to solve a monastery mystery. Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz. From January 1998.


WED 09:30 The 27-Year Itch (b0b4f8ll)
A Pill a Day Keeps the Doctor at Work

Dorothy seeks out medical help when Edward becomes unbearable.

Dorothy and Edward Atkinson are Sidcup's premier warring couple with a marriage to challenge even the most determined of counsellors.

Barry Pilton's marital mayhem sitcom stars Hugh Paddick as Edward and Betty Marsden as Dorothy.

With Alison Steadman and Richard Pearson.

After notching up multiple BBC radio series together of 'Beyond Our Ken' and 'Round The Horne' - most memorably as ageing juvenile Binkie Huckaback and Dame Celia Molestrangler - Hugh and Betty were reunited on-air, almost a decade later in 'The 27 Year Itch'.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1979.


WED 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5x)
The Chariot Race

The prince and his former friend Messala try to exact brutal revenge on each other. Stars Jamie Glover and Samuel West.


WED 11:00 Margaret Bonham - The Casino (b007s9rk)
The River

A flood causes catastrophe for river-loving William and his young daughter Frankie. Emma Fielding reads Margaret Bonham's story.


WED 11:15 Vanessa Rosenthal - Exchanges in Bialystok (b0076c91)

Deborah Goldber and her Great Uncle Sol are on a pilgrimage to Bialystok in Poland.

It's 1996 and the country is now more welcoming to tourists. Tourists bring dollars. Dariusz, a local guide, is happy to help them uncover what little remains of Bialystok's Jewish past. Unknown to them he has also arranged for another "tourist" to join their party - Lorna Harris, a retired librarian from Kent.

Lorna has a mysterious agenda of her own in seeking out the past and her presence is deeply intrusive for Deborah. The journey for all three brings to the surface complex questions about forgiveness and tolerance.

Vanessa Rosenthal's drama stars David Horovitch as Sol Goldber, Alison Pettitt as Deborah Goldber, Katharine Barker as Lorna Harris, David Schneider as Dariusz Pogonowski and Andrew Wincott as the Reverend Harris.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b0080qlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Round the Horne (b007k1g4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jplt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 High Speed Radio (b00x58vz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03yqcx5)
Gabrielle Zevin - The Collected Works of AJ Fikry, Creative Writing

The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry is the enchanting, funny and touching love story by Gabrielle Zevin. Set in Island Books, a quirky independent bookshop at the heart of an island community off the American coast, it is the place where life lessons gleaned from reading are learned. Today, Maya reflects on her past and the mother she never knew. Madeleine Potter and Hari Dhillon read.

Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


WED 14:15 On Your Bike (b00ybzn2)
British Genius

Pneumatic tyres and the development of the safety bicycle allow the wealthier middle classes to take to the road in the bicycling craze of the late 19th century.

Presenter: Martin Ellis

Producer: Simon Evans
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jz1kv)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret, Episode 8

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Cornered by her cousin Robert's accusations, Lucy, Lady Audley, fights back. She is willing to dare anything to preserve the security and wealth that her marriage to Sir Michael has brought.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Sir Michael Audley ...... Sam Dale
Alicia Audley ...... Perdita Weeks

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b02x5q7j)
Charles Timoney - An Englishman Aboard, Episode 3

Charles Timoney is an English writer, with a French wife, living in France.

After showing a group of friends the rowing boat he has spent the last six months building, Charles - possibly unwisely - accepts a challenge to travel the entire length of the River Seine from source to the sea, using the boat where he can, to discover the true France.

But it proves rather more difficult than he imagined. Not all of the Seine is navigable by rowing boat, so he sets sail into an unvarnished France on a variety of craft, hitching lifts in everything from a converted Parisian tourist boat to a sailing boat with no mast. He even tries out an amphibious vehicle.

Along the way he encounters Stèphane (a carp fisherman with a very strange habit), grapples with rapids and stubborn cattle, rescues a couple when their sailing dinghy capsizes, and discovers that rowing in the dark is more frightening than he first thought.

Written by Charles Timoney
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Reader: Mark Heap
Producer: Joanna Green

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Foul Play (b00jz7jg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The 27-Year Itch (b0b4f8ll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s5xtl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (b0b3d42l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007k406)
The Silent Scream, Episode 3

As the alien takeover deadline approaches, can humanity fend off enemies from without and within?

Conclusion of Wally K Daly's sequel to 'Before the Screaming Begins'.

Stars James Laurenson as Tom Harris, Donald Hewlett as AP Smith, Colin Douglas as the Prime Minister, Peter Wickham as Silkin, Hannah Gordon as Sally Harris, Peter Williams as Opposition MP, Elizabeth Lindsay as Andy, Brenda Kaye as Gloria, Gregory de Polnay as Second Pilot, Manning Wilson as the Alien Controller, Tim Bentinck as Second Boy, Alison Draper as First Girl, Eric Allan as DS Brian Forbes, Andrew Branch as First Boy, Susan Sheridan as Third Boy, Philip Voss as the Cabinet Minister and Philip Sully as the Taxi Driver.

Audio from Wally K Daly's own collection. and reversioned into 3-parts by BBC Radio 4 Extra

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday Night Drama on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.


WED 18:30 The Tingle Factor (b07kyd8d)
Ronald Harwood

Distinguished writer of plays and screenplays, Sir Ronald Harwood tells Robin Ray about certain moments in music which send a shiver down his spine.

Recalling his life and career highlights, including The Dresser, his selection includes Stravinsky, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b0080qlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Round the Horne (b007k1g4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jplt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 High Speed Radio (b00x58vz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Margaret Bonham - The Casino (b007s9rk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Vanessa Rosenthal - Exchanges in Bialystok (b0076c91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (b0b3d42l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Secret World (b03jfc4f)
Series 4, Episode 1

The show that shines a light on the private world of public people returns for a six part series. William Hague finds he has nothing to do but look at the terrible things that are happening in the world and 'tut'. In fact he's at such a loose end that he volunteers to do a bit of cleaning for his colleagues. Our own Radio 4 announcer Neil Nunes has a whole new take on continuity, giving it a really Jamaican feel. Film actor Al Pacino is convinced that Jools Holland is an alien sending secret messages with his music. It can only be the strange goings on in the impression comedy with a difference: The Secret World.

With Jon Culshaw, Julian Dutton, Lewis MacLeod, Jess Robinson, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0b5d8s0)
Zahra Barri 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. The best in contemporary comedy. Sarah Campbell talks to Zahra Barri about the BBC Asian Network Comedy Night, amongst other things.


WED 23:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b03zxw0q)
Series 1, Episode 1

Comedian, author and adventurer Tim FitzHigham recreates Sir John Throckmorton's 1811 attempt to have a coat made from scratch - going from the sheep's back to his own back in a single day.

Written by and starring Tim FitzHigham, with additional material from Jon Hunter and Paul Byrne, and literal material from the Derbyshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers.

Produced by Colin Anderson.


WED 23:30 Delve Special (b00t5zzv)
Series 1, The Shifton Scandal, part 4

In his town demolition expose, David Lander looks at the trial and disturbing aftermath. Stephen Fry stars as the spoof investigative journalist. From August 1984.



THURSDAY 31 MAY 2018

THU 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007k406)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 The Tingle Factor (b07kyd8d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jplt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 High Speed Radio (b00x58vz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b03yqcx5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 On Your Bike (b00ybzn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jz1kv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b02x5q7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr5x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Foul Play (b00jz7jg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The 27-Year Itch (b0b4f8ll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s5xtl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (b0b3d42l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmb)
Death on the Nile, Episode 4

A grisly discovery leaves Poirot baffled. But the main murder suspect couldn't possibly have committed the crime...

From the book published in 1937 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell in five parts.

Agatha Christie's famous whodunit stars stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, Donald Sinden as Colonel Race, Rosemary Leach as Mrs Allerton, Stratford Johns as Pennington, Elaine Pyke as Linnet Ridgeway, Robert Daws as Simon Doyle, Nicholas Boulton as Tim Allerton, Amanda Barton-Chapple as Jacqueline de Bellefort, , Shirley Dixon as Mrs Otterbourne, Emma Woodvine as Rosalie Otterbourne, Ioan Meredith as Richetti, Joanna Monro as Joanna Southwood, Sean Baker as Monsieur Blondin, Ed Bishop as Rockford, Robert Portal as Ferguson, Christopher Scott as the Steward, Janet Maw as the Seewardess, Timothy Alcock as the Thomas Cook Agent and Chris Pavlo as the Waiter.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


THU 06:30 The Man Who Saves Life Stories (b01jhnyf)

Irving Finkel collects ordinary people's lives. He hoards their life stories in diary form and has amassed a collection of hundreds of handwritten volumes. But Irving has a problem. What should he do with them? The diaries are crammed onto shelves and piled up in corners of his small office. Irving's day job is Assistant Keeper in the Department of the Middle East at the British Museum.

With a couple of trusty recruits, Polly North and Laura Barnicoat, Irving sets out to find a home for his collection and turn it into a 'proper' archive. The plan is to create a repository for unwanted private diaries written by ordinary people.

As the project takes shape, the diarist's life stories take over. There's Godfrey, a retired JP who kept chickens and made an entry in his diary every day for 76 years. There's an unnamed catastrophist, who notes only deaths, diseases and disasters. Whilst Laura's grandmother, at 18, shows a flair for bagging boyfriends and wonderful prose.

And finally, there's a mystery. Why did a war time school girl write in code?

Producer: Tamsin Hughes
A Testbed Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 07:00 North by Northamptonshire (b0184vh8)
Series 2, Episode 3

Sheila Hancock narrates the bittersweet adventures of the residents of a small town in Northamptonshire. A visiting choir sets hearts aflutter amongst the ladies of Wadenbrook, while Mary's dad, Norman, has an adventure of his own.

written by Katherine Jakeways
produced by Victoria Lloyd

John Biggins................................Keith
Mackenzie Crook...........................Rod
Felix Dexter...............................Arnold
Kevin Eldon...................Jonathan / Ken
Shelia Hancock....................... Narrator
Jessica Henwick...........................Helen
Katherine Jakeways........ Esther / Jacqui
Felicity Montagu..............................Jan
Geoffrey Palmer........................Norman
Lizzie Roper..............................Angela
Penelope Wilton............................Mary
Rufus Wright................................Frank.


THU 07:30 Alone (b0b3fkqm)
Series 1, The Big Match

A sitcom, written by Moray Hunter and starring Angus Deayton, about five single, middle aged neighbours living in flats in a converted house in North London.

Mitch (Angus Deayton) is a widower and part-time therapist who is looking to put his life back together now that he is single and living - supposedly temporarily - with Will (Pearce Quigley), his younger, more volatile and unhappily divorced half-brother.

Elsewhere in the building are schoolteacher Ellie (Abigail Cruttenden) who is shy, nervous and desperately missing her ex-boyfriend, overly honest, frustrated actress Louisa (Kate Isitt), and socially inept IT nerd Morris (Bennett Arron).

In The Big Match, Mitch has plans to watch the Australian tennis final on his own - but no-one else quite got the memo and they all turn up to watch the match too. Unfortunately for Mitch, Will is trying to avoid working, Ellie is struggling with her Facebook reaction to a death, Morris is hungry and Louisa needs to find a hot date in a hurry.

Cast:
Mitch: Angus Deayton
Ellie: Abigail Cruttenden
Will: Pearce Quigley
Louisa: Kate Isitt
Morris: Bennett Arron
Tom (Chief Fire Officer): Saul Boyer

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 08:00 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k0st)
Bravo Chantal!

The veteran reveals how a search for financial backing can lead a film producer into many unusual by-ways. Stars Peter Jones.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b0089j6x)
The Choking Horror

Hair-raising events for Neddie Seagoon when London's monuments are sabotaged. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1956.


THU 09:00 Funny You Should Ask (b0b4fbgc)
From 13/08/1979

Peter Jones hosts the entertainment quiz about comedy as he tests a panel of experts:

Roy Hudd, Doris Hare and Dick Vosburgh recall memories of careers and comic colleagues.

Funny You Should Ask ran for 8 series from 1976 to 1982.

Questions compiled by Michael Pointon.

Producer: Bob Oliver Rogers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in August 1979.


THU 09:30 Alison and Maud (b007k2my)
Series 1, Tennis Balls and Military Tattoos

The landladies' accountant and clergy guest discover they've got something in common...

First of two series of Sue Limb's Bed and Breakfast sitcom about sisters Alison and Maud and their guests at the Abbeyfield Guest House in Norwich.

Starring Denise Coffey as Alison, Miriam Margolyes as Maud, Chris Emmett as Mr Mullett, Geoffrey Whitehead as Bernard and Nickolas Grace as Leslie.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.


THU 10:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr6d)
The King Comes into His Kingdom

After the prince's victory in the chariot race, news arrives of his mother and sister. Stars Jamie Glover and Michael Gambon.


THU 11:00 Margaret Bonham - The Casino (b007sygh)
The Two Mrs Reeds

Two women with the same name convalesce in a maternity ward. Emma Fielding reads Margaret Bonham's story.


THU 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b0368fwp)
Iain Finlay MacLeod - Cherry Blossom Whisky Company

By Iain Finlay MacLeod

How do you begin again when everything you've spent your life working for has been destroyed?

Broken-hearted and rootless after losing her whisky company in the 2011 tsunami, a Japanese businesswoman arrives on the Scottish island of Islay in search of the perfect dram of whisky. Following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather (who had visited the island in 1910 to learn the secrets of whisky distilling and returned to Japan with a Scottish wife) she hopes to find solace by returning to her Scottish roots.

Iain Finlay MacLeod is a Scottish playwright who has written for theatre, radio and television. He is a native Gaelic speaker from the Outer Hebrides and is fascinated by questions of home and exile, language and identity.

"Sakura's Tune" is composed by Angus Lyon and the accordionist is Colin Train.

Written by Iain Finlay MacLeod

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.


THU 12:00 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k0st)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b0089j6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Man Who Saves Life Stories (b01jhnyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03yqkv0)
Gabrielle Zevin - The Collected Works of AJ Fikry, Unwanted Discoveries

The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry is the beguiling and touching novel by Gabrielle Zevin. Set in Island Books, a quirky independent bookshop at the heart of an island community off the American coast, it is the place where life lessons gleaned from reading are passed on. Today, there are new beginnings and some unwelcome news. Madeleine Potter and Hari Dhillon read.

Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


THU 14:15 On Your Bike (b00yfq5h)
Politics, Liberation and Emancipation

Cycling, suffragettes and socialism, the new political pioneers of the open road as freedom of movement brings political freedom and the ability to campaign for your cause.

Presenter: Martin Ellis

Producer: Simon Evans
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jzwwb)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret, Episode 9

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Phoebe Marks visits Lady Audley late at night, demanding money. In desperation, Lady Audley sets out across the country lanes at midnight to face up to her tormentors.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Phoebe Marks ...... Lizzy Watts
Luke Marks ...... Benjamin Askew

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b02x5qd5)
Charles Timoney - An Englishman Aboard, Episode 4

Charles Timoney is an English writer, with a French wife, living in France.

After showing a group of friends the rowing boat he has spent the last six months building, Charles - possibly unwisely - accepts a challenge to travel the entire length of the River Seine from source to the sea, using the boat where he can, to discover the true France.

But it proves rather more difficult than he imagined. Not all of the Seine is navigable by rowing boat, so he sets sail into an unvarnished France on a variety of craft, hitching lifts in everything from a converted Parisian tourist boat to a sailing boat with no mast. He even tries out an amphibious vehicle.

Along the way he encounters Stèphane (a carp fisherman with a very strange habit), grapples with rapids and stubborn cattle, rescues a couple when their sailing dinghy capsizes, and discovers that rowing in the dark is more frightening than he first thought.

Written by Charles Timoney
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Reader: Mark Heap
Producer: Joanna Green

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 15:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Funny You Should Ask (b0b4fbgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Alison and Maud (b007k2my)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 North by Northamptonshire (b0184vh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Alone (b0b3fkqm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 William Gibson - Burning Chrome (b007jqrf)
Episode 1

Two cyberpunks go for their big score by hacking a vicious criminal. Adam Sims reads the novel that coined the term 'cyberspace'. Read by Adam Sims.

When not jacking into the matrix to hack corporate mainframes for shady clients, Bobby Quine and Automatic Jack are hanging out in the Gentleman Loser trying to figure out a way of pulling off that one big score that will make them rich. But industrial espionage is a dangerous business, especially when they decide to rip off Chrome, the most ruthless figure in the local mob subsidiary.

Described as the father of cyberpunk fiction, William Gibson's 1982 story still influences modern sci-fi.

Producer: Eugene Murphy

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2003.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b010t6hb)
Series 24, Lewis Carroll

Matthew Parris and writer Lynne Truss discuss the life of author Lewis Carroll. Famous for the Alice books, Carroll was also a brilliant mathematician and early photographer. But his reputation has been clouded by allegations, never substantiated, that he was a repressed paedophile. With the help of biographer Robin Wilson, Lynne and Matthew try to discover why, despite the millions of words written about him, Carroll still remains a mystery.


THU 19:00 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k0st)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b0089j6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Man Who Saves Life Stories (b01jhnyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Margaret Bonham - The Casino (b007sygh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b0368fwp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Alone (b0b3fkqm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The In Crowd (b00fbcc2)
Series 1, Episode 1

Sketch show from Manchester's Comedy Store with Robin Ince, Helen Moon, Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. From August 2001.


THU 22:45 I, Regress (b018xs90)
Series 1, Episode 1

A dark, David Lynch-ian comedy, ideally suited for an unsettling and surreal late night listen. 'I, Regress' sees Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi's Dark Place, Snuff Box) playing a corrupt and bizarre hypnotherapist taking unsuspecting clients on twisted, misleading journeys through their subconscious.

Each episode sees the doctor dealing with a different client who has come to him for a different problem (quitting smoking, fear of water, etc). As the patient is put under hypnosis, we 'enter' their mind, and all the various situations the hypnotherapist takes them through are played out for us to hear. The result is a dream- (or nightmare-) like trip through the patient's mind, as funny as it is disturbing.

Episode 1: Karen House-Water (Katherine Parkinson) visits Dr Berry to treat her fear of water, and finds that the cure can sometimes be worse than the disease - via mermaids, the titanic, and talking dolphins.

The cast across the series include Katherine Parkinson (IT Crowd), Morgana Robinson (The Morgana Show), Simon Greenall (I'm Alan Partridge), Jack Klaff (Star Wars, For Your Eyes Only), Tara Flynn (The Impressions Show, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle), Alex Lowe (Barry From Watford, The Peter Serafinowicz Show), and Derek Griffiths (Playschool, Bod, and The Royal Exchange).

A compelling late night listen: tune in and occupy someone else's head!


THU 23:00 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (b010mztl)
Series 3, Episode 4

Arthur Smith presents music and comedy from his home in South London with Billy Jenkins, Kevin Eldon, Imran Yusef and poetry from Kate Fox

Producer Alison Vernon-Smith.


THU 23:30 Bleak Expectations (b00vrxwt)
Series 4, A Tolerable Life De-Happified

In this new series of Mark Evans' Victorian epic, Pip must enlist the help of his former nemesis to fight a new evil spreading terror and cake-crumbs through the streets of London.

Sir Philip ..... Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin ..... Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent ..... Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit ..... James Bachman
Grimpunch ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely ..... Sarah Hadland
Pippa ..... Susy Kane

Writer ..... Mark Evans
Producer ..... Gareth Edwards

In Volume Four Chapter the First "A Tolerable Life De-Happified", our hero Pip sees his former nemesis - the badly named Gently Benevolent - thwarted and locked up in a prison within a jail within a gaol spelled the other way, and apparently repentant of his crimes. But late one foggy night when Pip is attacked with a bowl of sinister custard he realises a new form of evil is stalking the streets of London, and he is obliged to ask for help from his erstwhile foe. Can Benevolent now be trusted? And who is the sinister evil figure?

Meanwhile, Pip's wife Ripely has become obsessed with cutlery, and the purchase of some diamond-handled dodo knives looks likely to force Pip into bankruptcy. And his best friend Harry Biscuit claims to be having terrible problems with an angry badger, but is it all as it seems?



FRIDAY 01 JUNE 2018

FRI 00:00 William Gibson - Burning Chrome (b007jqrf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b010t6hb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Man Who Saves Life Stories (b01jhnyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b03yqkv0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 On Your Bike (b00yfq5h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b00jzwwb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b02x5qd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Lew Wallace - Ben Hur (b007jr6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Funny You Should Ask (b0b4fbgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Alison and Maud (b007k2my)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 North by Northamptonshire (b0184vh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Alone (b0b3fkqm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmw)
Death on the Nile, Episode 5

Hercule Poirot's holiday has become a hideous nightmare. Can he finally fathom out the murderous events afloat?
Conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit stars stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, Donald Sinden as Colonel Race, Rosemary Leach as Mrs Allerton, Stratford Johns as Pennington, Elaine Pyke as Linnet Ridgeway, Robert Daws as Simon Doyle, Nicholas Boulton as Tim Allerton, Amanda Barton-Chapple as Jacqueline de Bellefort, , Shirley Dixon as Mrs Otterbourne, Emma Woodvine as Rosalie Otterbourne, Joanna Monro as Joanna Southwood, Sean Baker as Monsieur Blondin, Ed Bishop as Rockford, Robert May as Fanthorp, Irene Sutcliffe, Keith Drinkel as Dr Bessner, Timothy Alcock as the Thomas Cook Agent and Chris Pavlo as the Waiter.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell in five parts.
Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


FRI 06:30 Listed (b00dsr38)

Lucinda Lambton reports on the struggle of the Twentieth Century Society to preserve examples of twentieth century architecture which are now in danger of demolition.

She begins her investigation in Birmingham, where the city council wants to pull down the Central Library, and also looks at the Society's attempts to save a gasometer in Edinburgh, a block of council flats in London and the Civic Centre in Plymouth.


FRI 07:00 Andy & Eric Merriman - Minor Adjustment (b0b4ff7s)
Overture and Beginners Please

Kate's in the school play, while Sarah has a problem with a client - and her husband Richard.

Six-part comedy series about the Stubbs family - cartoonist Richard, therapist Sarah and their daughters - Kate, aged 16 and three-year-old Amy who has Down's Syndrome.

Written by Son and father team, Andy and Eric Merriman - inspired by Andy's own four-year-old daughter, Sarah. Eric famously wrote legendary BBC comedy series 'Beyond Our Ken'.

Starring Peter Davison as Richard, Samantha Bond as Sarah, Claire Russell as Kate, Sarah Merriman as Amy, Penelope Nice as Pat Humphreys, Teresa Gallagher as Annie, Brian Bowles as the Headmaster, Robbie Gill as Robbie and Sebastian Brennan as the Policeman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1996.


FRI 07:30 Stand-Up Specials (b0b42tln)

A stand-up show recorded this weekend at the Leamington Assembly featuring a new and exciting generation of comedians from up and down the UK who have recently featured in Radio 4's celebrated 11:00pm comedy slot and have also been heard on the new raft of comedy podcasts launched by the BBC in 2018.

Tez Ilyas, star of the critically acclaimed Radio 4 show 'Tez Talks', hosts the show and the line-up features:

Rhys James - the man behind the recent Radio 4 hit 'Rhys James is.'
Lauren Pattison - Edinburgh Comedy Award best newcomer nominee 2017 and star of Radio 1 podcast 'Ed and Lauren get on'
Bisha K Ali - stand-up and star of the current Radio 1 podcast 'Grown up Land'
Darren Harriott - Edinburgh Comedy Award best newcomer nominee 2017 for his show, 'Defiant'

Producer: Richard Morris
Production Co-ordinator: Hayley Sterling

A BBC Studios Production.


FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b010hcq2)
Series 7, Episode 3

New town education - and Professor Prune's time travel adventure continues in Elizabethan England...

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

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

Music and songs by Liam Cohen, Dave Lee, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in January 1969.


FRI 08:30 Marking Monkhouse (b03mj8xd)
Fletcher's Fare

Cyril Fletcher mixes monologues and sketches with special guest, film star Herbert Lom (Inspector Dreyfus in the Pink Panther films) in a series of crazy mix-ups.

With Cyril's real wife, Betty Astell and budding comedy duo Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin, who also scripted this series.

Back in the 1950s Cyril was one of radio comedy's pioneers, beginning on Radio Luxembourg before switching to the BBC. Cyril is probably best-remembered for reciting his 'Odd Odes' on BBC TV's That's Life with Esther Rantzen.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1953.


FRI 09:00 The Motion Show (b00762gh)
Series 4, Episode 2

Graeme Garden chairs the debating game with Gyles Brandreth, Sue Perkins, Steve Punt and Marcus Brigstocke. From June 2001.


FRI 09:30 After Henry (b007md8k)
Series 3, The End of a Chapter

"The status quo does suit me rather well."

Sarah's off to Florence, but worries about her mother - and shock news from Clare.

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

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Jasper Jacob as Julian.

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1987.


FRI 10:00 Ray Connolly - Lost Fortnight (b00j2j79)

Based on film producer John Houseman's memoirs of The Blue Dahlia and risk-taker Raymond Chandler. Stars Peter Barkworth.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0b4ff7x)
British Podcast Award Winners, pt 2

Made for 4 Extra. Amanda Litherland presents highlights from 2018's British Podcast Awards, featuring interviews with winners.


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b010hcq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Marking Monkhouse (b03mj8xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Listed (b00dsr38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03yqz08)
Gabrielle Zevin - The Collected Works of AJ Fikry, A Secret

The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry is the enchanting, funny and touching novel by Gabrielle Zevin. Set in Island Books, a struggling independent bookshop at the heart of an island community off the American coast, it is the place where life lessons gleaned from reading are passed on. Today, secrets are revealed. Madeleine Potter and Hari Dhillon read.

Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


FRI 14:15 On Your Bike (b00yfq80)
The Open Road

Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Percy Grainger all drew inspiration in the saddle along Conan Doyle whose detective Sherlock Holmes could identify a suspect by his tyre tread

Presenter: Martin Ellis

Producer: Simon Evans
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b00k0jcx)
ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret, Episode 10

Dramatisation of the classic Victorian thriller by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

In a thrilling climax, Robert Audley uncovers the truth and confronts the beautiful Lucy, determined to avenge the crime against his friend.

Mary Braddon ...... Hattie Morahan
Lucy, Lady Audley ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Robert Audley ...... Alex Wyndham
Sir Michael Audley ...... Sam Dale
George Talboys ...... Joseph Kloska
Luke Marks ...... Benjamin Askew

Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b02x5qpx)
Charles Timoney - An Englishman Aboard, Episode 5

Charles Timoney is an English writer, with a French wife, living in France.

After showing a group of friends the rowing boat he has spent the last six months building, Charles - possibly unwisely - accepts a challenge to travel the entire length of the River Seine from source to the sea, using the boat where he can, to discover the true France.

But it proves rather more difficult than he imagined. Not all of the Seine is navigable by rowing boat, so he sets sail into an unvarnished France on a variety of craft, hitching lifts in everything from a converted Parisian tourist boat to a sailing boat with no mast. He even tries out an amphibious vehicle.

Along the way he encounters Stèphane (a carp fisherman with a very strange habit), grapples with rapids and stubborn cattle, rescues a couple when their sailing dinghy capsizes, and discovers that rowing in the dark is more frightening than he first thought.

Written by Charles Timoney
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Reader: Mark Heap
Producer: Joanna Green

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 15:00 Ray Connolly - Lost Fortnight (b00j2j79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Motion Show (b00762gh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 After Henry (b007md8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Andy & Eric Merriman - Minor Adjustment (b0b4ff7s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (b0b42tln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 William Gibson - Burning Chrome (b007jqv3)
Episode 2

Bobby Quine and Automatic Jack set up the cyberspace burn on the House of Blue Lights - their last big score. Read by Adam Sims.

When not jacking into the matrix to hack corporate mainframes for shady clients, Bobby Quine and Automatic Jack are hanging out in the Gentleman Loser trying to figure out a way of pulling off that one big score to make them rich. But industrial espionage is a dangerous business, especially after deciding to rip off Chrome, the most ruthless figure in the local mob subsidiary.

Described as the father of cyberpunk fiction, William Gibson's 1982 story still influences modern sci-fi.

Producer: Eugene Murphy

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2003.


FRI 18:30 Mastertapes (b0211jzz)
Series 2, Mike Scott and Steve Wickham of the Waterboys (the A-Side)

John Wilson continues with the 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. Each edition includes two episodes, with John initially quizzing the artist about the album in question, and then, in the B-side, the audience puts the questions. Both editions feature exclusive live performances.

Programme 2, A-side. "Fisherman's Blues" - Twenty five years after it was first released, Mike Scott and Steve Wickham return to the album that marked a distinct change in the sound of their group The Waterboys. Featuring the ominous 'We Will Not Be Lovers', the otherworldly 'When Ye Go Away' and the much covered title track (including Hip Hop, torch song and Japanese punk versions), "Fisherman's Blues" only came about when Scots-born Mike went to stay with fiddler Steve Wickham in Dublin for a week in 1986 and ended up living in Ireland. Two years and well over 100 songs later, the album marks the band's musical journey from rock to roots, with electric guitar and sax being replaced by mandolin and fiddle. An album that mixes rock and roll with Celtic folk, a love of literature with spirituality and the British poetic tradition with punk's DIY ethic. The programme also features live performances of music from the album.

The B-side of the programme, where it's the turn of the audience to ask the questions, can be heard tomorrow at 3.30pm

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b010hcq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Marking Monkhouse (b03mj8xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Listed (b00dsr38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0b4ff7x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (b0b42tln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair (b04brs9j)
Series 1, Fifteen Minutes to Landing

by Jenny Éclair

The first of a series of stories set in real time as six very different women share their secrets. A couple experience severe turbulence on a flight but it turns out to be not nearly as bumpy as their marriage.

Produced by Sally Avens.


FRI 22:45 Nurse (b03vgnk5)
Series 1, Episode 1

A brand new series starring Paul Whitehouse and Esther Coles, with Rosie Cavaliero, Simon Day, Cecilia Noble and Marcia Warren.

The series follows Elizabeth, a Community Psychiatric Nurse in her forties, into the homes of her patients (or Service Users in today's jargon). It recounts their humorous, sad and often bewildering daily interactions with the nurse, whose job is to assess their progress, dispense their medication and offer comfort and support.

Compassionate and caring, Elizabeth is aware that she cannot cure her patients, only help them manage their various conditions. She visits the following characters throughout the series:

Lorrie and Maurice: Lorrie, in her fifties, is of Caribbean descent and has schizophrenia. Lorrie's life is made tolerable by her unshakeable faith in Jesus, and Maurice, who has a crush on her and wants to do all he can to help. So much so that he ends up getting on everyone's nerves.

Billy: Billy feels safer in jail than outside, a state of affairs the nurse is trying to rectify. She is hampered by the ubiquitous presence of Billy's mate, Tony.

Graham: in his forties, is morbidly obese due to an eating disorder. Matters aren't helped by his mum 'treating' him to sugary and fatty snacks at all times.

Ray: is bipolar and a rock and roll survivor from the Sixties. It is not clear how much of his 'fame' is simply a product of his imagination.

Phyllis: in her seventies, has Alzheimer's. She is sweet, charming and exasperating. Her son Gary does his best but if he has to hear 'I danced for the Queen Mum once' one more time he will explode.

Herbert is an old school gentleman in his late Seventies. Herbert corresponds with many great literary figures unconcerned that they are, for the most part, dead.

Nurse is written by Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings, who have collaborated many time in the past, including on The Fast Show, Down the Line and Happiness.

Written by Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings with additional material from Esther Coles
Producers: Paul Whitehouse and Tilusha Ghelani
A Down the Line production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0b5jdll)
Wells Comedy Festival in Somerset 1/3

From ten until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith presents highlights from the Wells Comedy Festival in Somerset.


FRI 23:00 Spike Milligan - Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (b00gswdy)
Episode 7

1942-43: The truth of war dawns. The gunners find themselves preparing to go.

Spike Milligan shares more very frank memories of his wartime service.

Published in 1971, Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall is the first volume of the Spike Milligan's idiosyncratic military memoir.

Reversioned into 8-parts by BBC Radio 4 Extra.


FRI 23:30 Chain Reaction (b0093z9z)
Series 4, Arabella Weir interviews Paul Whitehouse

The story of 'Suits You, Sir' as two Fast Show stars are reunited in the relay interview show. From March 2008.




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 00:15 SAT (b04l3gm8)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b00jwy2c)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b00jwy1q)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b00jwy1q)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b00jyjk0)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b00jyjk0)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b00jz1kv)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b00jz1kv)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b00jzwwb)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b00jzwwb)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b00k0jcx)

52 First Impressions with David Quantick 23:30 TUE (b04n64bg)

A Bit of Fry and Laurie 23:30 SUN (b048vwqx)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0076yqt)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0076yqt)

A Sound British Adventure 06:30 TUE (b01lsyjg)

A Sound British Adventure 13:30 TUE (b01lsyjg)

A Sound British Adventure 20:30 TUE (b01lsyjg)

A Sound British Adventure 01:30 WED (b01lsyjg)

After Henry 04:30 SAT (b007jq99)

After Henry 09:30 FRI (b007md8k)

After Henry 16:30 FRI (b007md8k)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 THU (b0368fwp)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 THU (b0368fwp)

Alison and Maud 09:30 THU (b007k2my)

Alison and Maud 16:30 THU (b007k2my)

Alison and Maud 04:30 FRI (b007k2my)

Alone 07:30 THU (b0b3fkqm)

Alone 17:30 THU (b0b3fkqm)

Alone 22:00 THU (b0b3fkqm)

Alone 05:30 FRI (b0b3fkqm)

Andy & Eric Merriman - Minor Adjustment 05:00 SAT (b0b3jncg)

Andy & Eric Merriman - Minor Adjustment 07:00 FRI (b0b4ff7s)

Andy & Eric Merriman - Minor Adjustment 17:00 FRI (b0b4ff7s)

Archive on 4 12:00 SAT (b0076c2s)

Arthur C Clarke - 2001: A Space Odyssey 00:00 SAT (b007jsf9)

Arthur Smith's Balham Bash 23:00 THU (b010mztl)

As Time Goes By 08:00 TUE (b007k7j3)

As Time Goes By 12:00 TUE (b007k7j3)

As Time Goes By 19:00 TUE (b007k7j3)

Bangers and Mash 09:30 MON (b0075h0f)

Bangers and Mash 16:30 MON (b0075h0f)

Bangers and Mash 04:30 TUE (b0075h0f)

Before Your Very Ears! 01:30 SAT (b00chw4h)

Bird Island 22:30 SAT (b044ghpd)

Bleak Expectations 23:30 THU (b00vrxwt)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b03y3lkz)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b03ynt76)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b03ynt76)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b03yn87c)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b03yn87c)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b03yqcx5)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b03yqcx5)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b03yqkv0)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b03yqkv0)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b03yqz08)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b0213yrn)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b02m2g5g)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b02m2g5g)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b02x5q32)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b02x5q32)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b02x5q7j)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b02x5q7j)

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Bram Stoker - Dracula 18:00 SAT (b04y9dlb)

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Brian Hayles - Lord Dracula 06:00 SAT (b0b49j1n)

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Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State 02:15 SAT (b00t3tdc)

Buy Me Up TV 22:30 TUE (b0094k0g)

Chain Reaction 23:30 FRI (b0093z9z)

Chat Show Roulette 23:00 SUN (b05r40rf)

Classic Serial 03:00 SAT (b04c9xcq)

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Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 07:30 WED (b0b3d42l)

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Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 22:00 WED (b0b3d42l)

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David Napthine - The Glasgow Climbing Club 11:15 MON (b0076k5d)

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Delve Special 23:30 WED (b00t5zzv)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b0b4cvwz)

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Ed Reardon's Week 22:30 SUN (b007v7zd)

Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 08:30 MON (b00f9y6d)

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Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 19:30 MON (b00f9y6d)

Foul Play 09:00 WED (b00jz7jg)

Foul Play 16:00 WED (b00jz7jg)

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Funny You Should Ask 09:00 THU (b0b4fbgc)

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Great Lives 18:30 THU (b010t6hb)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b010t6hb)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b00t3twj)

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Hercule Poirot 06:00 MON (b007jpks)

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Here's the Thing 08:00 SAT (b0b49j2l)

Here's the Thing 15:00 SAT (b0b49j2l)

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High Speed Radio 06:30 WED (b00x58vz)

High Speed Radio 13:30 WED (b00x58vz)

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I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b010hcq2)

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I, Regress 22:45 THU (b018xs90)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b0b49j2n)

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Ivor Cutler - A Stuggy Pren 23:45 MON (b00d45qp)

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J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook 08:00 THU (b007k0st)

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JCW Brook - The Bognor Regis Vampire 18:45 SUN (b07g7jp5)

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Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b0b3c76z)

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Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b0b3c76z)

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Kenneth Williams - Just Williams 07:30 SAT (b0b49j2c)

Kenneth Williams - Just Williams 17:30 SAT (b0b49j2c)

Kenneth Williams - Just Williams 05:30 SUN (b0b49j2c)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 07:50 SAT (b00sj8sx)

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Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 10:00 MON (b007jr51)

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Lew Wallace - Ben Hur 10:00 THU (b007jr6d)

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Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself 23:00 TUE (b04kbl8h)

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Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair 22:30 FRI (b04brs9j)

ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b038xp87)

ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b038xp87)

ME Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b038xp87)

Margaret Bonham - The Casino 11:00 MON (b0076lzm)

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Marking Monkhouse 08:30 FRI (b03mj8xd)

Marking Monkhouse 12:30 FRI (b03mj8xd)

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Mastertapes 00:30 SAT (b01sm710)

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Melissa Murray - A Line of Smoke 07:15 SUN (b0b4cqt0)

Melissa Murray - A Line of Smoke 14:15 SUN (b0b4cqt0)

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News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b0b4f353)

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North by Northamptonshire 07:00 THU (b0184vh8)

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Nurse 22:45 FRI (b03vgnk5)

Old Harry's Game 22:00 SAT (b007jmd4)

On Your Bike 14:15 MON (b00yqg3z)

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On Your Bike 14:15 TUE (b00yfq5f)

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Peter Tinniswood 11:15 TUE (b007jw6t)

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Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (b0b4ff7x)

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Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b0b4cvx5)

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Quote... Unquote 09:00 MON (b0383lf4)

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Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b0b4cvx1)

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Ray Connolly - Lost Fortnight 10:00 FRI (b00j2j79)

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Ray's a Laugh 08:00 SUN (b07g74vg)

Ray's a Laugh 12:00 SUN (b07g74vg)

Round the Horne 08:30 WED (b007k1g4)

Round the Horne 12:30 WED (b007k1g4)

Round the Horne 19:30 WED (b007k1g4)

Sheridan Le Fanu - Carmilla 18:00 SUN (b016q2l5)

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Spike Milligan - Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall 23:00 FRI (b00gswdy)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 SAT (b0b3bcsp)

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Stand-Up Specials 22:00 FRI (b0b42tln)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 07:00 TUE (b01nrd26)

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Stuntz 15:45 SUN (b007jzb5)

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Take It From Here 08:30 SUN (b0b4cqt2)

Take It From Here 12:30 SUN (b0b4cqt2)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 07:30 TUE (b0b3cvrh)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 17:30 TUE (b0b3cvrh)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 TUE (b0b3cvrh)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 05:30 WED (b0b3cvrh)

The 27-Year Itch 09:30 WED (b0b4f8ll)

The 27-Year Itch 16:30 WED (b0b4f8ll)

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The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (b0b5d8hk)

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The Female Persuasion 14:30 SUN (b0b4cvx3)

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The Fosdyke Saga 14:45 SAT (b007jrqp)

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The Gobetweenies 07:30 SUN (b03h7grs)

The Gobetweenies 17:30 SUN (b03h7grs)

The Gobetweenies 22:00 SUN (b03h7grs)

The Gobetweenies 05:30 MON (b03h7grs)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b0089j6x)

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 22:30 MON (b0076npz)

The In Crowd 22:30 THU (b00fbcc2)

The Leopard in Autumn 07:00 WED (b00s5xtl)

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The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b04g1drh)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b04g1drh)

The Man Who Saves Life Stories 06:30 THU (b01jhnyf)

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The Mark Steel Solution 23:00 SAT (b007k111)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b017srm4)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b017srm4)

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The Motion Show 04:00 SAT (b00762c8)

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The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 TUE (b00schhg)

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The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b0080qlm)

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The Palace of Laughter 18:30 TUE (b007w2my)

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The Rudest Man in Britain 09:00 SAT (b03rxc77)

The Rudest Man in Britain 19:00 SAT (b03rxc77)

The Secret World 22:30 WED (b03jfc4f)

The Skivers 23:30 SAT (b007tcph)

The Tingle Factor 18:30 WED (b07kyd8d)

The Tingle Factor 00:30 THU (b07kyd8d)

The White Road - Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b06dl9pt)

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The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere 16:30 TUE (b007jss3)

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Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 23:00 WED (b03zxw0q)

Tina C 22:45 SAT (b00771m2)

Tribal Gathering 06:30 MON (b00c1q5s)

Tribal Gathering 13:30 MON (b00c1q5s)

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Van der Valk - Love in Amsterdam 01:00 SAT (b007jwpq)

Vanessa Rosenthal - Exchanges in Bialystok 11:15 WED (b0076c91)

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Wally K Daly 18:00 MON (b007jt6t)

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Wally K Daly 18:00 WED (b007k406)

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William Gibson - Burning Chrome 18:00 THU (b007jqrf)

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Winston 07:00 MON (b007vcn9)

Winston 17:00 MON (b007vcn9)

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With Great Pleasure 14:15 SAT (b00770pg)

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Wuthering Heights 13:00 SAT (b007jr94)

Wuthering Heights 01:00 SUN (b007jr94)