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SATURDAY 16 JUNE 2018

SAT 00:00 Doctor Who (b0864fk0)
Demon Quest, A Shard of Ice 1/2

The Doctor is reunited with Captain Yates, as they search for the missing TARDIS components in 1847 Germany.

Stars Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Richard Franklin as Captain Mike Yates, Carole Boyd as Frau Herz, Samuel West as Albert Tiermann and Jan Francis as The Ice Queen

Written by Paul Magrs

Director: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.


SAT 00:30 Mastertapes (b0213yg7)
Series 2, Mike Scott & Steve Wickham of the Waterboys (the B-Side)

John Wilson continues with his new 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, the B-side. Having discussed the making of "Fisherman's Blues", the career changing forth album from The Waterboys (in the A-side of the programme, broadcast on Monday 3rd June and available online), Mike Scott & Steve Wickham respond to questions from the audience and performs acoustic live versions of some to the tracks from the album which was released twenty five years ago.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


SAT 01:00 Wimsey (b007jvkk)
Clouds of Witness, Mary Quite Contrary

There is mystery over Mary's illness, and the posh sleuth discovers more about his sister's past. Stars Ian Carmichael.


SAT 01:30 No Brakes, No Fear (b019xrnr)

Hurtling around a tight shale-covered oval track at full throttle takes a certain sort of sporting courage. To do so at speeds of 60mph without brakes would, to most people, appear foolhardy.

In No Brakes, No Fear, the young speedway riders of Kings Lynn Stars are captured on the night of a league play-off decider, as a former Kings Lynn Star and former world champion Michael Lee recalls his successes on the track, his fall from grace off it and the continuing appeal and redemptive aspects of British speedway riding.

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


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b012ftsr)
Ross Raisin - Waterline, Episode 5

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too. With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live. Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: Mick's new life down in London begins with a gruelling job in the bleak surroundings of a London airport.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett.


SAT 02:15 Sport and the British (b01bbcqn)
The Making of Men

The Duke of Wellington never said the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton but it could be argued that the might of the British Empire was moulded on the pitches of Rugby School.

As Clare Balding continues to chart the way the British have shaped sport and sport has shaped Britain, she visits Rugby to discover how the visionary headmaster, Thomas Arnold, ensured games lay at the heart of school life, producing men ready to rule. As the school archivist, Rusty MacLean, explains to her, on leaving, these pupils took the games they'd developed at Rugby to all parts of the globe, giving birth to numerous national sporting clubs in Africa and India, as well as developing new games like Aussie Rules and American football.

Readers, Brian Bowles, Stuart McLoughlin and Jack Firth
Producer: Lucy Lunt.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b03ffskc)
Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort, Episode 5

Honor Blackman, Shelley Conn, Mariah Gale and Samantha Spiro star in Beatrice Hitchman's thrilling debut, adapted by Miranda Davies. A 1914 silent film called Petite Mort holds the key to an infamous murder trial.

1967, Paris. Journalist Juliette Blanc (Shelley Conn) continues to interview Adele Roux (Honor Blackman) about her time in the Durand household in 1913 - working for the famous Pathe producer, Andre Durand and his screenstar wife, Luce - known as "Terpsichore".

1913, Paris. Adele Roux (Mariah Gale) and her mistress, Luce (Samantha Spiro) begin a dizzying affair.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b0368pl2)
The Cooked Seed, Episode 5

Still battling to gain the elusive green card, Anchee Min has nevertheless saved enough money to get on the property ladder.

She begins to live the American dream the hard way and, while labouring to keep up with the mortgage payments, she finally finds her voice.

Read by Chipo Chung
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b09sz8l1)
23-27 April 1918

Final omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in the week when a general strike was held in Dublin in protest against plans for Irish conscription.

Cast
Gabriel Graham ..... Michael Bertenshaw
Rev. Alec Poole ..... Tom Stuart
Dilys Walker ..... Ellie Piercy
Kitty Lumley ..... Ami Metcalf
Isabel Graham ..... Keely Beresford
Esme Macknade ..... Katie Angelou
Norman Harris ..... Sean Baker
Edie Chadwick ..... Kathryn Beaumont
Juliet Cavendish ..... Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent ..... Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade ..... Claire-Louise Cordwell
Eleanor Tanney ..... Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Marion Wardle ..... Laura Elphinstone
Rose Allatini ..... Phoebe Fildes
Terence Wentworth ..... Jack Lowden
Rev. Ralph Winwood ..... Nicholas Murchie
Olive Hargreaves ..... Rhiannon Neads
Florrie Wilson ..... Claire Rushbrook
Nell Kingsley ..... Alice St Clair
Adeline Lumley ..... Helen Schlesinger
Dorothea Winwood ..... Rachel Shelley
Dennis Monk ..... Sam Swann
Charles Summer ..... Rufus Wright

Written by Sarah Daniels
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

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


SAT 04:00 The Motion Show (b00762pb)
Series 4, Episode 4

Graeme Garden chairs the debating game with Jenny Eclair, Hugh Dennis, Stuart Maconie and Greg Proops. From June 2001.


SAT 04:30 Chambers (b007jyrj)
Series 3, A Pain in the Back

An alluring client distracts barrister John Fuller-Carp, and Ruth babysits an electronic pet. Stars John Bird. From March 1999.


SAT 05:00 Ayres on the Air (b01ms34r)
Series 4, Spring

Popular poet Pam Ayres is joined in her poetry and sketch show by Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead as they look at the season of Spring.

This week she looks subjects such as flowers and animals in springtime, spring elections plus she has some unusual tips for spring cleaning.

Her poems this week include: I Was Standing by the Cow; Heaps of Stuff; Barking: Fleeced and the Snoring Poem.

Produced by Claire Jones.


SAT 05:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (b0b5sfbg)
Series 1, Episode 1

Gaby Roslin hosts the funny, entertaining film quiz with impressions by Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona. This week, team captains John Thomson and Ellie Taylor are joined by special guests Iain Lee and Lucy Porter

Presented by Gaby Roslin
Team Captains: John Thomson and Ellie Taylor
Impressionists: Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona
Created by Gaby Roslin
Written by Carrie Quinlan and Barney Newman

Produced by Gordon Kennedy, Gaby Roslin and Barney Newman
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 06:00 Ian Rankin - The Serpent's Back (b02m6s19)

The resourceful if low-born Mr Cullender (caddie, manservant and general dogsbody) goes in search of a double murderer.

Ian Rankin's 18th century black comedy set in the seething Old Town of Edinburgh.

Alexander Morton ... Cully
Richard Greenwood ... Gisborne
Norman MacLean ... Mr Mack
Kern Falconer ... The Comte
Paul Young ... The Deacon
Wendy Seager ... The Lady
Tom Smith ... Walter Scott
Michael Elder ... Braxfield
Liam Brennan ... Urquhart
Shelia Donald ... Lucky Aird
Simon Scott ... Lord Provost
Steven McNicholl ... Ballantine

Best known for his Inspector Rebus novels, Ian Rankin is one of the UK's most widely-read crime novelists, with many of his novels translated into numerous languages

Produced in Edinburgh by Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SAT 07:30 Kenneth Williams - Just Williams (b0b6pkrp)
Desire for a Facade

"You're a demonic little trouble-maker!"

1967-1969: Kenneth is working non-stop - then his agent recommends a holiday.

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 (b00sj95g)
Double Cross Benchers

"United we stand, Divided we throw a tantrum".

Politics - and the shock of party loyalty - divulged by Leonard Rossiter.

Barry Pilton's mercurial musings. .

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in September 1981.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b012qlbx)
The 1981 Ashes

In 1981 Mike Brearley - 39 years old, retired and greying - took over the England team in the middle of a six-match series, already one-nil down against the Australians. His predecessor as captain was still in the side, but the side had not won a game for a year and that captain's poor performances were partly to blame. On his first two days back Australia ran up another huge total and Brearley's own side collapsed. Amidst baying newspaper headlines England were 500 - 1 against winning the game.

Yet Brearley's team achieved a victory to rival any in sport, which galvanised the nation and saw many who had never been interested in cricket before glued to the events on the pitch as Ian Botham led the team to the front pages.

Brearley himself goes back to the archives to tell the inside story of what remains one of the most remarkable summers of sport there has ever been. As the Royal wedding, the rise of the SDP and the inner city riots all came and went, the cricket united the nation. We hear from the players of both sides including Botham, Border, Willis and Lillee, as well as the memories of Sam Mendes, Donald Trelford, Scyld Berry and Gideon Haigh.


SAT 09:00 Not the World Cup in Brazil (b0499kgw)

Some of the top footballers, the highest earners who command admiration on and off the field, are in Russia for the World Cup.

But for most players and fans, football isn't about glamour. It's the stuff of everyday life.

Like the supporter who has seen his team play every match, home and away for 40 years and the 75 year old who loves the game so much he still ventures out in all weathers three times a week just to score a goal. These people are the beating heart and soul of football, the men and women who are often forgotten as the media keeps its focus on the top players and clubs.

The 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq co-presents the programme. As a lifelong Colchester United supporter he knows only too well the hardships football can bring, a cycle that regularly breaks the hearts of its loyal band of fans. Inexpert analysis comes from the comedian and football sceptic Robin Ince. Can Steve persuade Robin that football should become part of his life?

The programme features the best from the BBC archives, including John Motson. He takes a wry look at Ample Arthur Cartwright, a player whose career was blighted by a love of palaeontology while The Likely Lads Bob and Terry spend a desperate day trying to avoid hearing the result of a game until the highlights are shown on TV later in the evening.

We follow the fortunes of a parks team, hear from the woman who regularly turned out for all male sides and travel to Robben Island in South Africa to meet the men who used football as a way of fighting apartheid.

Not the World Cup In Brazil, which was made in 2014, is a millionaire player and club owner free zone and hears from the ordinary people who believe football is a sport not a balance sheet.


SAT 12:00 Gilbert Without Sullivan (b0076c0t)
Series 1, The Finger of Fate

Foggerty is a confirmed bachelor in search of peace and quiet, but fate has other plans in store for him in the rather large shape of Dolly Fortescue.

The first series of short stories by WS Gilbert dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

Starring Jonathan Coy as WS Gilbert, Stephen Moore as Foggerty, Alison Steadman as Dolly, Martin Hyder as the Guard and Ian Masters as the Missionary.

Playwright and humourist, Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) is best known for his comic opera collaborations with Sir Arthur Sullivan, which first captivated audiences across the English-speaking world in the late 19th century.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


SAT 12:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007517q)
Series 4, Episode 1

Sofa-bound TV presenters Mike and Sue discuss property, holidays and their hopes for a TV award.

Starring Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens.

With Roger Blake, Emma Kennedy and Toby Longworth.

Written by Hugh Rycroft and David Spicer from a format by Bill Dare.

Music by Mark Burton.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.


SAT 13:00 House Rules (Omnibus) (b0b6pkrr)

Amelia is 14. She's been through a divorce before. She really doesn't want to go through it again. But her blended family is threatening to unblend.

So she draws on her experience as assistant chairperson of the Key Stage 3 debating society and initiates weekly family meetings for truth, reconciliation, grievance airing and the seeking of practical solutions. But can ultra-unionist Amelia overcome the separatist factions in her own family? Attendance is mandatory. Resistance is useless.

Omnibus of Ben Lewis's funny five-part real-time drama set around a kitchen table at the weekly meetings of a 21st century family who are not even managing to 'just about manage'.

Nicole ... Rosie Cavaliero
Amelia ... Cleo Demetriou
Jan ... Deborah Findlay
Sean... Jonathan Forbes
Callum ... Elliot Speller-Gillott

Director: Kirsty Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0b6pkrv)
Robbie Savage

The footy star chooses 'Big Girls Don't Cry' by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and Robbie Williams 'She's the One'.


SAT 14:15 Sounds Natural (b0b6pkrx)
Nigel Stock

Actor Nigel Stock shares his passion for wildlife and conservation with Derek Jones.

A Slavonian grebe, a Fire-Bellied Toad and Fred the Coypu are among his choice of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

British character actor, Nigel Stock (1919 -1986).appeared in numerous TV, film and stage productions - most memorably as Dr Watson in the BBC's Sherlock Holmes TV dramatisations in the 1960s

Produced in Bristol by John Burton and Michael Bowen.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1971.


SAT 14:45 The Fosdyke Saga (b007jrtd)
Stranglers in the Night

"'Don't fight me, Albert, you fool. I'm doing this for your own good."

Worried about his amnesiac son Albert's nocturnal habits, Jos Fosdyke takes the law into his own hands.

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 Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Miriam Margolyes as Victoria Fosdyke, Enn Reitel as Albert Fosdyke, Christian Rodska as Roger Ditchley, Sally Grace as Fifi and Nick Maloney as the Strangler.

Other parts played by Nick Revell.

Producer: Alan Nixon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1983.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b012qlbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Ian Rankin - The Serpent's Back (b02m6s19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Kenneth Williams - Just Williams (b0b6pkrp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 17:50 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj95g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:50 today]


SAT 18:00 Dangerous Visions (b046nxcx)
The Zone, Episode 2

Dangerous Visions - dramas that explore contemporary takes on future dystopias. Trevor Preston's sci-fi crime thriller is set in a world beyond the law. Turner is dragged back into The Zone where his rare abilities place him in great demand but put his life firmly on the line.

Trevor Preston trained at the Royal College of Art before embarking on a career in television. He wrote for many of the best dramas of the 1970s and 80s, including Ace of Wands, Callan, The Sweeney, Minder, Out and Fox, for which Trevor received a BAFTA in 1981. His film work includes Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire and the Mike Hodges directed I'll Sleep When I'm Dead with Clive Owen. Trevor has written three radio plays, the first of which, Flaw in the Motor, Dust in the Blood, was shortlisted for the Imison Award and a Mental Health in the Media Award in 2009.


SAT 18:45 Nigel Kneale - The Pond (b06z8twn)

An old man calls to a frog and then catches it for a sinister purpose, but will he pay for his crime? Read by George Parsons.


SAT 19:00 Not the World Cup in Brazil (b0499kgw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters (b04xrzdh)
Series 2, Episode 2

Master character comedian Colin Hoult returns to BBC Radio 4 for the second series of his sinister sketch show. Enter the Carnival of Monsters, a bizarre and hilarious world of sketches, stories and characters, presented by the sinister Ringmaster.

A host of characters are the exhibits at the Carnival - all played by Colin himself.

Meet such monstrous yet strangely familiar oddities as: Wannabe Hollywood screenwriter Andy Parker; Anna Mann - outrageous star of such forgotten silver screen hits such as 'Rogue Baker', 'Who's For Turkish Delight' and 'A Bowl For My Bottom'; and a host of other characters from acid jazz obsessives, to mask workshop coordinators.

Writers Guild Award-winner Colin Hoult is best known for his highly acclaimed starring roles in Paul Whitehouse's 'Nurse', 'Being Human', Rickey Gervais' 'Life's Too Short' and 'Derek', and 'Russell Howard's Good News', as well as his many hit shows at the Edinburgh Festival. He has also appeared and written for a number of Radio 4 series including 'The Headset Set' and 'Colin and Fergus' Digi-Radio'.

'Lewis Carol meets The League Of Gentlemen . A beautifully staged masterclass in character comedy' - Time Out
'Comic gold' - Metro
'Delightfully funny' - The Telegraph

Produced by Sam Bryant.


SAT 22:30 Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac (b007w0j4)
Episode 2

Comedian Will Smith is obsessed with 1980s detective series Bergerac, so uses an audio book of its star, John Nettles, reading the Tao, to navigate the minefield of his life, with the help of a special guest.

Will wonders how he can be an individual without being derided for his choices.

With Karl Johnson, Simon Greenall, John Nettles, Rachel Bavidge and Olivia Poulet.

Written by Will Smith and Roger Drew.


SAT 23:00 The Simon Day Show (b010dw09)
Series 1, Geoffrey Allerton

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the backstage and front-of-house goings on at the theatre itself.

In show one the theatre is visited by acclaimed Yorkshire poet, Geoffrey Allerton (Simon Day). Geoffrey reads poems and excerpts from his recent memoir "Marking Time" and struggles to get a hot meal from sound and lighting technician, Goose (Felix Dexter). Meanwhile in the bar two local mums are getting to know each other over several bottles of wine.

Cast list:

Geoffrey Allerton ..... Simon Day
Anna / Claire ..... Catherine Shepherd
Sarah ..... Arabella Weir
Goose ..... Felix Dexter
Ron Bone ..... Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.


SAT 23:30 The Skivers (b007jq44)
Series 1, Episode 5

New age DIY, and Sinatra sings punk. Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh welcome special guest Britt Ekland. From April 1994.



SUNDAY 17 JUNE 2018

SUN 00:00 Dangerous Visions (b046nxcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:45 Nigel Kneale - The Pond (b06z8twn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 House Rules (Omnibus) (b0b6pkrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0b6pkrv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Sounds Natural (b0b6pkrx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 The Fosdyke Saga (b007jrtd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b012qlbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Ian Rankin - The Serpent's Back (b02m6s19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Kenneth Williams - Just Williams (b0b6pkrp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 05:50 Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell (b00sj95g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:50 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) (b03g8nhd)
Episode 1

A 1914 silent film called Petite Mort holds the key to an infamous murder trial.

Honor Blackman, Shelley Conn, Mariah Gale and Samantha Spiro star in Beatrice Hitchman's thrilling debut, adapted by Miranda Davies

1967, Paris. A young journalist, Juliette Blanc (Shelley Conn) investigates the mystery of a missing section of film from a recently rediscovered silent film print from 1914 - Petite Mort. She is contacted by an elderly woman, Adele Roux the star of that infamous film, who seems keen to tell her story.

1913, Paris. The young Adele Roux (Mariah Gale) arrives at the gates of the Pathe film studios, determined to fulfil her ambition to become a screen actress, like her heroine 'Terpsichore' - the beautiful actress, Luce Durand But her path to fame is not straightforward.

Madame Adele Roux....Honor Blackman
Juliette Blanc....Shelley Conn
Adele Roux....Mariah Gale
Andre Durand....Marcus D'Amico
Luce Durand ("Terpsichore")....Samantha Spiro
Camille Roux....Georgie Fuller
Pere Simon/ Peyssac...David Seddon
Mathilde/ Aurelie....Mar.ia Teresa Creasy
Feuillade/ Paul LeClerc/ Lazard....John Norton
Elodie Kernuac....Priyanga Burford
Inspector Japy/ Harbleu/ Rinaldi....Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Langlois/ Judge....Sean Murray

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SUN 07:15 Christopher Hope - Damian's Day Out (b0b6pl7w)

4 Extra Debut. In a futuristic Britain, is a planned trip to Camp Sunrise as inviting as it sounds? Written and read by Christopher Hope.


SUN 07:30 Kerry's List (b04k9gj8)
Series 2, Justice

Kerry Godliman has to become a juror. Through sitcom scenes, sketches, stand up and songs, we find out how her complicated life is helped by the all-important list.

With jury service weighing heavily on her mind, Kerry and husband Ben have problems with 5 year old daughter Elsie who's been mistreating their cat. Kerry also has to make a cushion, which confuses Elsie no end. In addition, Kerry has every parent's current technological problem - forgetting the computer password.

We hear from a very passionate dinner lady, discover a very unusual Tudor courtroom and witness a very different version of the TV hit series Masterchef.

Kerry gets a problematic visit from her Guilt alter ego - who's continually keen to show up her inadequacies - and she has another chaotic chat with her best friend Hazel (Bridget Christie).

The cast includes co-writer David Lane Pusey, Ben Abell, Rosie Cavaliero, Lucy Briers, Nicholas Le Prevost, Dominic Frisby and Melissa Bury.

Producer: Paul Russell
An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 Ray's a Laugh (b07jl4w7)
From 23/01/1959

After the loss of the family photo album, Kitty wants to recapture the past so Ted buys a new camera.

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 January 1959.


SUN 08:30 Take It From Here (b0b6plh2)
From 31/01/1956

Jimmy feels he's being watched, whilst Ron and Eth decide to elope - with Pa's help 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 Wind in My Hair - Omnibus (b0b6plh4)

Masih Alinejad is a journalist and activist from a small village in Iran. In 2014 she sparked a social media movement when she posted a picture of her curly hair blowing in the wind without her veil or hijab. Across Iran, women started sharing pictures of their uncovered hair on Masih's Facebook page in open defiance of the strict religious beliefs of their country - and often, their families.

With the creation of My Stealthy Freedom Masih gained over one million supporters and inspired women everywhere to take a stand against the compulsory wearing of the hijab.

But behind the scenes of this movement, Masih has been fighting a painful personal battle. She is a divorcee - a sin equivalent to prostitution in Iranian culture. As a political reporter, Masih has been actively speaking out against the government's corrupt policies for more than a decade and this has led to her expulsion from Iran and separation from her son.

Omnibus read by Nathalie Armin
Abridged by Elizabeth Burke
Producer: Alexandra Quinn

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in five parts in 2018.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b040qj5l)
Jeremy and Jessica - Life Goes On

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a father and his daughter, who is determined not to let Type 1 diabetes get in the way of living her life to the full, proving again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

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

Producer: Marya Burgess.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0b6pn5g)
The Critical Eye, AA Gill

4 Extra Debut. From Chris Farlowe to Paul Robeson, the writer and critic AA Gill shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From August 2006.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b0b6pn5k)
Series 7, Camouflage: Stories of Hidden Selves

True stories told live in in the USA: Sarah Austin Jenness introduces tales of secret identities and true selves.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling based in the USA. Since 1997, it has celebrated both the raconteur and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theatres and clubs around New York City and later around the USA, the UK and other parts of the world.

The Moth has presented more than 15,000 stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 27 million times a year.

Featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, from the humorous to the heart-breaking.

The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Jay Allison and Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and is distributed by the Public Radio Exchange.


SUN 11:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00yrg3g)
Series 2, Kiwi

2/20. David Attenborough tells us New Zealand had several species of flightless bird living across the islands, all of which are now extinct, bar one. The Kiwi has become one of those species iconic of the country, like the Koala to Australia, the Giraffe to Africa and the Alpaca to South America. Historically, New Zealand didn't have ground predators such as wild cats and stoats - which allowed birds to exploit living on the ground. Being flightless in New Zealand was a good way to be a bird. David Attenborough filmed Kiwis and in this Life Story he muses on the niche the Kiwi occupies on the ground. He argues the Kiwi behaves more like a mammal than a bird, but what mammal do you think, in Attenborough's view, the Kiwi most resembles?

Written and presented by David Attenborough
Produced by Julian Hector.


SUN 12:00 Ray's a Laugh (b07jl4w7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Take It From Here (b0b6plh2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) (b03g8nhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Christopher Hope - Damian's Day Out (b0b6pl7w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Dangerous Visions (b0b6pn5q)
Future Home of the Living God, Episode 2

Cedar is in a high security maternity hospital. Both her families join forces to plan a break-out.

Omnibus of the last five episodes of Louise Erdrich's ten-part tale.

The world is in crisis. Evolution has gone into reverse, affecting all creatures great and small, including the next generation of humans. Fewer babies - or their mothers - are surviving to full term and, of those babies born, many have been identified as belonging to a more primitive species of human. As governments take drastic action to limit the catastrophe, there has never been a more dangerous time to be having a baby.

Cedar Songmaker is pregnant. She is the adopted daughter of Minneapolis liberals. Determined to find out as much about her baby's make up as possible, she makes contact with her birth family on the Ojibwe reservation.

Despite increasing levels of panic across the country, Cedar sets out to meet her birth mother for the first time.

American author, Louise Erdrich lives in Minnesota. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. She's also received the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the prestigious PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Cherrelle Skeete
Producer: Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2018.


SUN 15:45 Stuntz (b007jzhf)
Series 1, Episode 4

Cash or creativity? Advertising gimmicks people use to get press coverage. Written and hosted by Steve Punt.


SUN 16:00 Saturday Drama (b03g89c6)
Mike Bartlett - The Right Honourable

By Mike Bartlett. Nerys Jones, at 28, is the youngest MP in the House of Commons. In her first week she signs up for an introductory tour of Parliament and is surprised to find her tour guide is a very senior politican. At first he seems to be playing some sort of game and she's not sure what it is, but soon she is drawn into a web of intrigue which tests everything she stands for.

Starring Peter Firth and Alexandra Roach (the young Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady), this is fresh political storytelling from Mike Bartlett, one of the most thought-provoking playwrights in Britain today. His TV series, The Town (December 2012), was nominated for a Breakthrough Talent BAFTA. His 2013 play Bull received excellent reviews at the Sheffield Crucible and transferred to New York. His 2012 dramatisation of Chariots of Fire directed by Ed Hall at Hampstead had an extended season in the West End.

Directed by Claire Grove
Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b0b6pn5w)
Jean Binta Breeze and John Cooper Clarke

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with Fine Lines showcasing Jean Binta Breeze and John Cooper Clarke.

'Dub poet' Jean Binta Breeze meets the 'punk poet' John Cooper Clarke.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Producer: Katherine Beacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SUN 17:30 Kerry's List (b04k9gj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jm1r)
Series 2, And So Died Riabouchinska

A man lies murdered in a basement - but there's a surprising non-human witness.

Strange and chilling tales from the award-winning master of thrillers Ray Bradbury, who tops and tails these radio dramatisations in his own inimitable style.

Stars Liam Brennan and Vari Sylvester.

Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Producer: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


SUN 18:30 Sally Warboyes - Wishing Well (b0075vj3)

When Sarah's car breaks own on the motorway - she soon regrets asking Grace and Kenneth for shelter....

A chilling tale by Sally Warboyes

Starring Rosemary Leach as Grace, Kate Buffery as Sarah, Norman Bird as Kenneth, Alan Barker as the Man and Robert Portas as the Policeman

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b0b6pn5k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00yrg3g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 The Wind in My Hair - Omnibus (b0b6plh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b040qj5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0b6pn5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Kerry's List (b04k9gj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b007wlpq)
Series 1, The Old Lock-keeper

The writer's week is marred by a death, deceptive junk mail and huge egos. Stars Christopher Douglas. From January 2005.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0b8nd6t)
Harriet Kemsley 2/2

From 10pm to midnight, 7 days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Harriet Kemsley.


SUN 23:00 Clare in the Community (b00fyvqy)
Series 2, Meet the Press

International stardom beckons when the social worker appears on the radio. Stars Sally Phillips. From November 2005.


SUN 23:30 Radio Shuttleworth (b007wp4b)
Series 2, Episode 3

Tony Hart visits Sheffield singer John as he tries to paint the lounge for wife Mary. With Stephen Frost. From March 2000.



MONDAY 18 JUNE 2018

MON 00:00 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jm1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Sally Warboyes - Wishing Well (b0075vj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) (b03g8nhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Christopher Hope - Damian's Day Out (b0b6pl7w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Dangerous Visions (b0b6pn5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Stuntz (b007jzhf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Saturday Drama (b03g89c6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b0b6pn5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Kerry's List (b04k9gj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Wimsey (b007jvkp)
Clouds of Witness, The Morning After

Despite his sister Mary's confession, the aristocratic murder mystery is far from over yet for Lord Peter Wimsey...

Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, Peter Jones as Bunter, Gabriel Woolf as Inspector Parker, Maria Aitken as Lady Mary Wimsey, Patricia Routledge as the Duchess of Denver, Malcolm Hayes as Murbles, Clifford Norgate as Goyles and Brian Oulton as Sir Impy Biggs.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Clouds of Witness was first published in 1926.

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War.

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations broadcast between 1972 and 1975.

Adapted for radio in eight episodes Peter Jones and Tania Lieven.

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1974.


MON 06:30 The Price of a Pint of Milk (b00jhfx6)

Following Derrick Weaver, who has been a milkman in Birmingham for 44 years, as he makes his deliveries around the Harborne area of the city. His day starts at 2.15am when he loads his float at the depot, and he delivers milk until 10.30am. On the way he has been known to be chased by poodles, asked to change old peoples' light bulbs and even find the odd corpse.


MON 07:00 Winston (b007wvf0)
Winston in Europe, Finis

Before returning to England, the family take a whistle stop tour round Europe and Father takes them to where it all started, where he and their mother got spliced.

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 April 1992.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b0b5stvs)
Series 81, Episode 5

Gyles Brandreth temporarily takes over from Nicholas Parsons as the chairman of this iconic panel game. He is joined by Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Sara Pascoe and Tony Hawks.

The panel have to talk on a given subject for sixty seconds without repetition, hesitation or deviation. Has Tony ever said 'I do'? Does Sara often travel first class? How often does Josie tend her garden and was can Paul tell us about the Isle of Wight? Find out all this and more!

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle and it was produced by Matt Stronge.

Just A Minute is a BBC Studios production.


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
The Test Match

MCC chairman Sid makes the lad cricket captain for England, but places his bet on Australia to win!

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 February 1956.


MON 08:30 Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b008g2b9)
Series 3, Episode 4

Shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel edits a newspaper in Chicago.

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 Vincent Marzello.

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

Music arranged and conducted by David Firman.

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1992.


MON 09:00 Quote... Unquote (b039c5dh)

The quotations quiz hosted by Nigel Rees.

A host of interesting 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 quotes they wish they'd said and the family sayings that they grew up with.

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.

Reader ..... Peter Jefferson.
Produced by Carl Cooper.


MON 09:30 King of Bath (b045q4t8)
By Any Other Name

The toffee tin with half the company profits is missing. With only three days to go, can the two-and-a-half grand be collected in time?

Conclusion of the six-part comedy series by Katie Hims.

Stars Roger May as Juan, Catherine Harvey as Martina, Gerard McDermott as Jimmy, Jane Whittenshaw as Carol and Mark Straker as Kingsley.

Director: Catherine Horn

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


MON 10:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0085krx)
A Study in Scarlet, Revenge

London, 1881: a penniless doctor meets a curious young man with some extremely strange habits....

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes story first published in 1887.

Starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes, Michael Williams as Dr John Watson, Paul Downing as Stamford, Matt Zimmerman as Stangerson, John Moffatt as Inspector Gregson, Donald Gee as Inspector Lestrade, Jane Slavin as Alice, Ed Bishop as Drebber, Anna Cropper as Mrs Hudson, Marcia King as Mme Charpentier and Michael Kilgarriff as PC Rance.

Adapted in two episodes by Bert Coules.

Violin: Alexander Balanescu

Director: Ian Cotterell
Producer: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


MON 11:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble (b0176nbj)
Faithful Lovers

An idle decision to return to an old stomping ground, and its echoes of love, leads to an unexpected and unsettling encounter. Faithful Lovers was written in 1968 and appears in A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: The Collected Stories by Margaret Drabble.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.
Abridged by Katrin Williams.
Produced by Duncan Minshull.


MON 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b036k3sc)
James Lees-Milne, Sometimes Into the Arms of God

by Christopher William Hill

Once described as 'the man who saved England', James Lees-Milne's work for the National Trust in the 1930s and 40s was instrumental in securing innumerable architectural gems for the nation. His waspish and witty diaries, which have inspired these three linked plays, chart the decline and fall of the English country house.

It's 1942 and Lees-Milne is billeted with the National Trust at West Wycombe Park - a world away from Blitz-ridden London. Lees-Milne is a rising star of the Trust. Invalided out of the army, he's looking for his own battles to fight and is determined to save the house and preserve it for the nation. But times are hard and the Trust is reliant on a considerable endowment before they can acquire a property - an endowment which the incumbent inhabitants, Johnnie and Helen Dashwood, can ill-afford to pay. Helen is an imperious host, but is desperate for paying guests - so when Nancy Mitford comes to stay, she's welcomed with open arms. Lees-Milne is delighted for the distraction, but it's difficult for guests to throw themselves into the house party spirit in sub-zero conditions. Fortunately, Nancy is obsessed with the Antarctic explorers and Captain Scott, even nicknaming the upstairs lavatory 'The Beardmore' (after the glacier of the same name), much to Helen's chagrin. But it's a brittle peace, as cloistered together, all the guests attempt to block out the war for as long as possible.

Produced & directed by Marion Nancarrow

The three plays star Tobias Menzies (Rome; Game of Thrones ) as James Lees-Milne and Victoria Hamilton (Lark Rise to Candleford; Doctor Foster) as the novelist Nancy Mitford and chart four years during the war when Lees-Milne was at his most industrious, trying to save properties for the National Trust. In this first play, Samuel Barnett (The History Boys; Twenty Twelve) makes a guest appearance as Cecil Beaton.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b008g2b9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Wimsey (b007jvkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Price of a Pint of Milk (b00jhfx6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b012l0rq)
Ross Raisin - Waterline, Episode 6

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too. With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live. And so Mick finds himself starting again, away from Scotland, but never away from the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: now moneyless and jobless, Mick finds himself trying to negotiate life on the harsh streets of London.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett.


MON 14:15 Sport and the British (b01blfjy)
Playing Like Ladies

Clare Balding discovers that the freedoms Victorian public school girls found on the sports field were a precursor to the political and social freedoms that would change British society forever.

She visits Cheltenham Ladies College, founded in 1854. Headmistress, Dorothea Beale's vision for her girls was nothing short of a quiet revolution. Pupils began to do gymnastics, swimming and later, hockey and netball allowing them a physical freedom that previous generations had never known.

Readers, Sean Baker, Jo Munro and Jane Lawrence
Producer: Sara Conkey.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03g9p7r)
Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort, Episode 6

Honor Blackman, Shelley Conn, Mariah Gale and Samantha Spiro star in Beatrice Hitchman's thrilling debut, adapted by Miranda Davies. A 1914 silent film called Petite Mort holds the key to an infamous murder trial.

1967, Paris. Journalist Juliette Blanc (Shelley Conn) continues to interview Adele Roux (Honor Blackman), once a star of a famous silent film of 1914, Petite Mort.

1914, Paris. Hurt and confused by Luce's (Samantha Spiro) treatment of her, Adele (Mariah Gale) succumbs to temptation and betrays her lover.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b02yjf17)
David Mitchell - The Reason I Jump, Episode 1

By Naoki Higashida
Translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida, and introduced by David Mitchell
Read by Kasper Hilton-Hille

When the award-winning author of Cloud Atlas David Mitchell, whose own son has autism, discovered this extraordinary book, he felt that for the first time his own son was talking to him about what was going on inside his head, through the words of the young author.

Naoki Higashida was born in 1992 and wrote the book when he was still only thirteen years old. His autism is so severe that he finds it difficult to hold a conversation, and he wrote the book using a Japanese Alphabet Grid - a low tech table of Japanese hiragana syllables, on which he spells out his words painstakingly, character by character.

David and his Japanese wife originally began a translation for their personal use and that of their son's other carers and tutors, and eventually it grew into this book. The Reason I Jump pushes beyond the notion of autism as a disability, and reveals it as simply a different way of being, and of seeing. Naoki Higashida shines a light on the autistic landscape from the inside.

Abridged and Produced by Allegra McIlroy.


MON 15:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0085krx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b039c5dh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 King of Bath (b045q4t8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Winston (b007wvf0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b0b5stvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Doctor Who (b086932t)
Demon Quest, A Shard of Ice 2/2

The Doctor and Captain Yates are in 1874 Germany and are confronted by another manifestation of The Demon.

Tom Baker reprises the role of the Fourth Doctor in a series of thrilling adventures.

With Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Richard Franklin as Captain Mike Yates, Carole Boyd as Frau Herz, Samuel West as Albert Tiermann and Jan Francis as The Ice Queen

Written by Paul Magrs

Director: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0076yxh)
Sandi Toksvig & Edna Healey

Martha Kearney and her guests - comedian and presenter Sandi Toksvig and writer Baroness Edna Healey - discuss favourite books by Florence King, Kazuo Ishiguro and Mary Renault. From 2006.

Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady by Florence King
Publisher: Virago

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Faber

The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
Publisher: Arrow.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel (b008g2b9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Wimsey (b007jvkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Price of a Pint of Milk (b00jhfx6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble (b0176nbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b036k3sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b0b5stvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b0076rrd)
Quandary Phase, Fit the Twentieth

Having rediscovered a mysteriously intact Earth, Arthur Dent finds his cottage and his bedroom in a similar (mysteriously intact) condition. He has also found a mysterious Grey Glass Bowl bearing the inscription 'So Long And Thanks For All The Fish'. Having awoken, washed and breakfasted he has managed to explain his absence from work he has gone in search of Fenny, the unconscious girl he encountered in a Saab on the A303 and, amazingly, has found her.

During the ensuing conversation in a pub - despite the attentions of an over-eager raffle ticket vendeuse - it becomes clear that what the fates laughingly call 'chemistry' is occurring here and these two people are falling in love. It also emerges that the girl's name is Fenchurch and that she has a history of mental instability. This matters to Arthur no one jot. What matters to him infinitely more is that he has won the pub raffle, and the ticket he traded in for his prize bore Fenchurch's phone number.

Meanwhile Ford Prefect, having escaped a particularly nasty fate at the hand of a ... er, hand ... in The Old Pink Dog Bar in Han Dold City, has managed to hitch a ride aboard a Sales Scoutship of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation, an organisation he particularly loathes and detests. The re-appearance of the Earth having inspired to a new and startling purpose, Ford has managed to patch the Scoutships comms system into the British Telecom Speaking Clock, a feat which has left him feeling fulfilled but in need of a rest. Unfortunately his choice of cruise vessel proves to be a Xaxisian Robot Ship engaged in a war which could severely shorten his life.

While Ford reprograms the Xaxisian Ship to seek out Possibly The Most Exciting place In The Known Universe (according to the Hitchhikers Guide), Arthur has gone in search of the prehistoric Islington cave we first met him in at the start of the Tertiary Phase, and finds it the site of a mews cottage occupied by ... Fenchurch.


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (b0b5xh2x)
Series 18, Episode 2

Recorded at Venue Cymru as part of the Craft of Comedy Festival in Llandudno. Dead Ringers cover the summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, and offer a guide to the World Cup for those who hear "And now Gary with the sport" and think it's a cue to go and brush their teeth.

With Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis McLeod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.

Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Sarah Campbell, James Bugg, Max Davis, Mike Shephard, Sara Gibbs & Alex Hardy, Simon Alcock and Duncan Wisbey.

The series stars Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.

Produced by Bill Dare.

A BBC Studios Production.


MON 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b01bl9xm)
Series 3, God

The comedian ponders matters spiritual involving burglars, Bruce Forsyth and Mr Tickle. With Brendon Burns. From November 2005.



TUESDAY 19 JUNE 2018

TUE 00:00 Doctor Who (b086932t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0076yxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Wimsey (b007jvkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Price of a Pint of Milk (b00jhfx6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b012l0rq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Sport and the British (b01blfjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b03g9p7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b02yjf17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0085krx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b039c5dh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 King of Bath (b045q4t8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Winston (b007wvf0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b0b5stvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Wimsey (b007jvkv)
Clouds of Witness, In a Fog

On the trail of the Grimethorpes, Lord Peter Wimsey and Bunter get lost on the moor...

Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, Peter Jones as Bunter, James Villiers as the Duke of Denver, Bill Wallis as Grimethorpe, Elizabeth Proud as Mrs Grimethorpe, David Sinclair as Jake and Alan Rowe as the Warden Rescuer.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Clouds of Witness was first published in 1926.

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations broadcast between 1972 and 1975.

Adapted for radio in eight episodes Peter Jones and Tania Lieven.

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1974.


TUE 06:30 One Day in Summer (b01nq3sq)

Police, coastguards, hoteliers and holidaymakers talk about life in Cornwall on one of the county's busiest days, Bank Holiday Saturday, 25th August 2012.

Behind the traffic jams and the dash for accommodation is the story of an infrastructure under strain and a local housing market out of control. The crowds bring noise, life, litter and trouble. Last year, lifeguards on Perranporth beach in Cornwall dealt with a record 808 separate incidents, as swimmers, surfers, body-boarders, kayakers and kite-surfers all vied for some time and space in the water. Across the South West, lifeboats took to the water in their busiest year on record, and the RNLI helped over 16 000 people.

Cornwall is a unique county. Not because of the scenery, the redundant tin industry or the inflated house prices. It is unique because of the invasion of tourists from up-country that descend on the county's roads, resorts and beaches every summer. It is estimated that up to five million people charge down the A30 to visit Cornwall every summer, most of these from mainland UK. This programme, recorded between sunrise and sunset, is a day-in-the-life of Britain's playground.


TUE 07:00 Second Thoughts (b008s4fp)
Series 1, Night Moves

Bill and Faith's romantic plans are thwarted by Bert the dog

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill and Faith trying to forge a relationship whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.
Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Kelda Holmes as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe and Moir Leslie as Jill.

Series one of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1988.


TUE 07:30 My Teenage Diary (b0b5t820)
Series 8, Debbie McGee

Debbie McGee shares her diaries with Rufus Hound, and reminisces about her years as a hard-working student at the Royal Ballet School in London.

Presenter: Rufus Hound
Producer: Harriet Jaine

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 08:00 As Time Goes By (b007k9gs)
Series 3, Episode 2

Lionel needs a secretary for his new TV mini-series and Jean discovers jetlag doesn't improve relations with her new manager.

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 three 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 1999.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jphs)
A Problem Shared

The blundering bureaucrats get in a jam over traffic - and an agony aunt...

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald and Ronald Baddiley.

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 July 1976.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (b0b5xh2x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Gilbert Without Sullivan (b0076f18)
Series 1, An Elixir of Love

When the Reverend Stanley Gay imposes his strong views on marriage on his flock with the help of a secret potion, there are unexpected results...

The first series of short stories by WS Gilbert dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

Starring Jonathan Coy as WS Gilbert, Paul Downing as the Reverend Stanley Gay, Cathy Sara as Jessie Lightly, Gillian Goodman as Zorah, Christopher Scott as Sir Caractacus Lightly and John Fleming as Grosvenor.

Playwright and humourist, Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) is best known for his comic opera collaborations with Sir Arthur Sullivan, which first captivated audiences across the English-speaking world in the late 19th century.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


TUE 10:00 Sherlock Holmes (b008747m)
A Study in Scarlet, The Country of the Saints

"You may consider me a murderer; but I say I'm just as much an officer of justice as you are."

Dr Watson assists the Baker Street sleuth in the battle to solve their first gruesome case...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes story first published in 1887.

Starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes, Michael Williams as Dr John Watson, Shane Rimmer as Jefferson Hope, Matt Zimmerman as Strangerson, John Moffatt as Inspector Gregson, Marcia King as Mme Charpentier, Donald Gee as Inspector Lestrade, Jane Slavin as Alice, Christopher Good as John Ferrer, Peter Carlisle as Brigham Young, Anna Cropper as Mrs Hudson, Alice Arnold as Lucy, Ed Bishop as Drebber and John Bull as Stangerson Senior.

Dramatised in two episodes by Bert Coules.

Violin: Alexander Balanescu

Director: Ian Cotterell
Producer: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


TUE 11:00 Shorts (b04stlcx)
Writing West, Adrift at the Athena

SHORTS: New writing. New writers.

The first of three Midlands Odysseys: short stories written in response to The Odyssey - transplanting episodes from Homer's epic to contemporary Midlands settings.

Ulysses Tate has been away for a long time and is trying to get home. At the Athena launderette, he meets a woman who shows him great kindness.

By Kit de Waal.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.


TUE 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b036kbl2)
James Lees-Milne, The Unending Battle

by Christopher William Hill

It's 1944 and James Lees-Milne - and the National Trust - have returned to London. Comfortably accommodated in a flat in Cheyne Walk, Lees-Milne is attempting to secure a nearby property to house the musical collection of Boer War veteran, Major Benton Fletcher. Late one night, whilst trying to telephone a friend, Lees-Milne has a crossed line and makes the acquaintance of an anonymous woman. A friendship grows over the telephone wires, but at the woman's insistence they both keep their identities secret. When Lees-Milnes's childhood friend Tom Mitford returns unexpectedly from the continent, a sexual attraction is reawakened. Tom, however, has been a committed red-blooded male since Eton and is now determined to settle down after the war and raise a family - expecting James to help him sift through a list of potential wives. Tom is now a realist in love, but Lees-Milne is still an idealist. When disaster strikes, Lees-Milne must rely on the mysterious woman at the end of the telephone more than ever before.

Produced & directed by Marion Nancarrow

The three plays star Tobias Menzies (Rome; Game of Thrones ) as James Lees-Milne and Victoria Hamilton (Lark Rise to Candleford; Victoria & Albert) as the novelist Nancy Mitford and chart four years during the war when Lees-Milne was at his most industrious in trying to secure properties for the National Trust. In this play, Joseph Mison (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen; Lost in Austen) stars as Tom Mitford.


TUE 12:00 As Time Goes By (b007k9gs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jphs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Wimsey (b007jvkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 One Day in Summer (b01nq3sq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b012l2z3)
Ross Raisin - Waterline, Episode 7

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too. With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.
Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait and a story for our times.

Today: still struggling to stay afloat on the streets of London, Mick finds shelter, and an unlikely ally.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett.


TUE 14:15 Sport and the British (b01bllxk)
The Corinthian Ideal

Clare Balding examines the era when footballers were expected to be gentlemen,both on and off the pitch. The Football Association founded in 1863 was set up to ensure the boys that had attended the public schools of England could continue to play the game in adulthood by an agreed set of rules.They embodied the Corinthian spirit, the amateur ideal, one must not be seen to take sport too seriously, or to try too hard, superiority must be gained with apparent effortlessness. Clare looks at the life of C.B. Fry, the ultimate Corinthian - a polymath who could turn his hand to writing, politics, academia, cricket and football. In 1902 he was playing football for Corinthians and cricket for Surrey.

Reader, Brian Bowles
Producer: Lucy Lunt.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03g9mn5)
Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort, Episode 7

Honor Blackman, Shelley Conn, Mariah Gale and Samantha Spiro star in Beatrice Hitchman's thrilling debut, adapted by Miranda Davies. A 1914 silent film called Petite Mort holds the key to an infamous murder trial.

1967, Paris. Journalist Juliette Blanc (Shelley Conn) continues to investigate the mystery of the recently discovered silent film print of Petite Mort, by interviewing that film's now elderly star, Adele Roux (Honor Blackman).

1914, Paris. The lovers plan to run away. But Luce (Samantha Spiro) doesn't yet know that Adele (Mariah Gale) has taken a film part that she had been expecting to play.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b02ykg50)
David Mitchell - The Reason I Jump, Episode 2

By Naoki Higashida
Translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida, and introduced by David Mitchell
Read by Kasper Hilton-Hille

With astonishing detail and insight, thirteen year old Naoki Higashida shares his experience of the world, explaining how his autism can separate him from those around him. He reveals the slippery nature of time for a person with autism, the way that noises can shake his entire landscape, and the joy he experiences when playing with words and rhythm.

Naoki's autism is so severe that he finds it difficult to hold a conversation, and he wrote the book painstakingly, using an 'Alphabet Grid', Japanese character by character.

When the award-winning author David Mitchell, whose own son has autism, discovered this extraordinary book, he felt that for the first time his own son was talking to him about what was going on inside his head, through the words of the young author.

Abridged and Produced by Allegra McIlroy.


TUE 15:00 Sherlock Holmes (b008747m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b00slqw1)
Series 3, Episode 5

John receives offerings from polymath Daniel Tammet, explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison and comedian Ronni Ancona. From June 2010.


TUE 16:30 King Street Junior (b007jnql)
Series 10, Accusations

The spread of damaging rumours creates a nightmare classroom scenario for Mr Sims.

Created and written by Jim Eldridge, ten series of this comedy about a junior school ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims, James Grout as the Headmaster, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Margaret John as Mrs Stone, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Tom Watson as Mr Holliday, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reed, Mark Straker as Mr Stewart and Susan Tordoff as Mrs Stewart.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


TUE 17:00 Second Thoughts (b008s4fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 My Teenage Diary (b0b5t820)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Doctor Who (b086961m)
Demon Quest, Starfall 1/2

The Doctor, Yates and Mrs Wibbsey are in 1976 New York to establish why their images are on a comic book cover.

Stars Tom Baker as the Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Richard Franklin as Captain Mike Yates, Trevor White as Buddy, Laurel Lefkow as Alice and Lorelei King as Mimsy Loyne.

Written by Paul Magrs

Director: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.


TUE 18:30 The Palace of Laughter (b007k29d)
Series 2, Sunderland Empire

Geoffrey Wheeler profiles North East England's premier variety venue, where comic actor Sid James sadly died on stage.


TUE 19:00 As Time Goes By (b007k9gs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jphs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Wimsey (b007jvkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 One Day in Summer (b01nq3sq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Shorts (b04stlcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b036kbl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b0b5t820)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Buy Me Up TV (b009p9f3)
Episode 4

Another chance to hear the comedy series inspired by every shopping channel you've ever seen and every product you've never wanted to buy.

Starring Justin Edwards, Colin Hoult, Katherine Jakeways, Ewen MacIntosh, Alex MacQueen, Greg Proops and this week's special guests, Brian Blessed, Aled Jones and Terry Wogan.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0b8ndx5)
Ken Cheng 1/2

From 10pm to midnight, 7 days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Jon Holmes chats to Ken Cheng.


TUE 23:00 Elvenquest (b016pynv)
Series 3, Episode 3

The third episode in series of the sitcom set in Lower Earth. The Questers, continuing their search for the Sword of Asnagar, the only weapon capable of ridding their land from the tyranny of the evil Lord Darkness, find themselves needing to take a short cut through the mysterious mines of Grazak-Dun. The only man who can help them enter the mines, however, is the Master Stonemason of Grazak-Dun.

Luckily, the Master Stonemason of Grazak-Dun also happens to be Dean's dad. Problem is, Dean's dad hates Dean. So the Questers must hatch a plan that'll help Dean win back the respect of his father...

Meanwhile, Lord Darkness is given the honour of writing the "Big Book of Evil", a task which he takes on with relish. But he soon finds that, as everyone knows, it's one thing to say you'll write a book, and quite another to actually sit down and write one...

Starring:

Darren Boyd as Vidar
Kevin Eldon as Dean/Kreech
Dave Lamb as Amis, aka The Chosen One
Stephen Mangan as Sam
Alistair McGowan as Lord Darkness
John Sessions as Little Dick
and
Sophie Winkleman as Penthiselea

Writers: Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto
Producer: Sam Michell.


TUE 23:30 The Harpoon (b00b3gv0)
Series 1, Episode 3

A special budget edition of the nostalgic spoof of boys' adventure story papers. With Alistair McGowan. From September 1991.



WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE 2018

WED 00:00 Doctor Who (b086961m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Palace of Laughter (b007k29d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Wimsey (b007jvkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 One Day in Summer (b01nq3sq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b012l2z3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Sport and the British (b01bllxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b03g9mn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b02ykg50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Sherlock Holmes (b008747m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b00slqw1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 King Street Junior (b007jnql)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Second Thoughts (b008s4fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 My Teenage Diary (b0b5t820)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Wimsey (b007jvl0)
Clouds of Witness, The Barometer Falls

Lord Peter Wimsey probes the whereabouts of his brother on the night of the murder - and Mary takes the stand...

Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, Peter Jones as Bunter, Gabriel Woolf as Inspector Parker, Maria Aitken as Lady Mary Wimsey, Brian Oulton as Sir Impey Biggs, Bill Wallis as Grimethorpe, Elizabeth Proud as Mrs Grimethorpe, David Sinclair as Jake, Nigel Lambert as Freddie Arbuthnot, Garard Green as Sir Wigmore Rinsing and John Forrest as Benson.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Clouds of Witness was first published in 1926.

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations broadcast between 1972 and 1975.

Adapted for radio in eight episodes Peter Jones and Tania Lieven.

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1974.


WED 06:30 The 12 Inch Single (b01ckmgg)

From the mid-1970s the humble 7 inch vinyl single was joined by a much grander relative - the 12 inch single. It reached its peak in 1983 with Blue Monday by New Order, probably the biggest selling 12 inch single of all time.

Music Journalist and co-founder of ZTT Records, Paul Morley visits the Factory Club in Manchester to talk to Peter Hook of New Order about how Blue Monday was written and to designer Peter Saville about the famous sleeve.

Paul explores the origins of the 12 inch single as a potentially higher quality format than the 7 inch single and visits Abbey Road studios to watch an engineer cutting a 12 inch single; does it really sound better?

And he meets music producer Trevor Horn at Sarm Studios, home of ZTT records, to discuss the Frankie Goes to Hollywood 12 inch singles. ZTT released so many different versions of Two Tribes on 12 inch that the chart rules were changed - so was the record buyer getting value for money? And what does the 12 inch single tell us about 1980s excesses?


WED 07:00 Ring Around the Bath (b01fln4t)
Series 3, Love in a Cottage

Daughter Alison has moved in with her boyfriend, making it one down and three to go for mum Stella.

She and Patrick begin to seriously think about retiring and give country weekending a go. But what's going on while they're away?

Series 3 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Pippa Haywood as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe and Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg,

Director: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.


WED 07:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b078xf1b)
Series 6, Glamper, Camper, Pamper, Hamper

The hit series returns for a sixth series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags & Bags sees a return of all the shop regular characters, and some guest appearances along the way, from the likes of Julia Deakin and Mina Anwar.

In this episode, Ramesh enrols the local community to raise funds to help Keenan realise his ambition of playing in a badminton tournament in Frankfurt. Keenan intends to fly the flag for Lenzie and Scotland, and Keenan's Mum is eyeing up being the new Judy Murray.

Join the staff of Fags, Mags and Bags in their tireless quest to bring nice-price custard creams and cans of coke with Arabic writing on them to an ungrateful nation. Ramesh Mahju has built it up over the course of over 30 years and is a firmly entrenched, friendly presence in the local area. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

Then of course there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping, but natural successors to the business. Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them - whether they like it or not!

Written by Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli

Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b0082hrc)
The Hitch-Hiking Counterfeiter

A retired 'Major' cadges a lift on HMS Troutbridge, but the crew soon pay the price.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Major Piecraft and Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey.

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 February 1961.


WED 08:30 Round the Horne (b007k26b)
Series 2, The Curse of the Black Stumps

Dark doings for Kenneth Horne in 'The Curse of the Blackstumps', while Julian and Sandy don tights for a very Bona Ballet

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee. Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London. Announcer: Douglas Smith

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

Music by Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers and The Fraser Hayes Four.
Producer: John Simmonds
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1966.


WED 09:00 Wordaholics (b01c7lk6)
Series 1, Episode 1

Wordaholics is Radio 4's brand new comedy panel game all about words.

Gyles Brandreth presides as linguistic brainboxes and comedians including the legendary Stephen Fry, Fresh Meat star Jack Whitehall, Radio 4 regular Milton Jones and Countdown stalwart Susie Dent vie for supremacy in the ring.

Gyles is the longest-serving wordsmith in Countdown's Dictionary Corner and the author of numerous wordplay books. But now it's time for him to encourage other people to show off their knowledge of words and playfulness with language.

Wordaholics is clever, intelligent, witty and unexpected. There are toponyms, abbreviations, euphemisms, old words, new words, cockney rhyming slang, Greek gobbledegook, plus the panellists' picks of the ugliest and the most beautiful words: the whole world of words in twenty-eight minutes.

Find out the meaning of words like giff-gaff, knock-knobbler and buckfitches - the difference between French marbles, French velvet and the French ache - hear the glorious poetry of the English language, as practiced from writers varying from William Shakespeare to Vanilla Ice - and spend half an hour laughing and learning with some of the finest Wordaholics in the business.

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


WED 09:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b0075nmn)
Series 4, Episode 2

Sofa-bound TV presenters Mike and Sue discuss children in the workplace and threadbare toffs.

Starring Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens.

With Roger Blake, Alistair McGowan, Emma Kennedy and Ronnie Ancona.

Written by Ian Brown and James Hendrie from a format by Bill Dare.

Music by Mark Burton.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.


WED 10:00 Sherlock Holmes (b007jnlm)
The Sign of the Four, Timbertoe

When criminals become unimaginative and crimes unchallenging, the Baker Street sleuth seeks stimulation elsewhere - as a young woman arrives looking for her father...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story was first published in 1890.

Starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes, Michael Williams as Dr John Watson, Brian Blessed as Jonathan Small, Moir Leslie as Mary Morstan, Amerjit Deu as Abdullah Khan, Anna Cropper as Mrs Hudson, Richard Tate as Thaddeus Sholto, Michael Kilgarriff as Major Sholto, John Bull as Bartholomew Sholto and Sion Probert as Inspector Jones.

Dramatised in two episodes by Bert Coules.

Violin: Alexander Balanescu

Director: Ian Cotterell
Producer: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


WED 11:00 Shorts (b04tdqws)
Writing West, The Two Penelopes

SHORTS: New writing. New writers.

The second of three Midlands Odysseys: short stories written by writers new to radio in response to The Odyssey - transplanting episodes from Homer's epic to contemporary West Midlands settings.

Penny volunteers at a Birmingham care home for the elderly to distract herself from the disappointments of her own life. She helps one of the residents to wind wool for an unusual knitting project...

By Natalie Haynes.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.


WED 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b036kscx)
James Lees-Milne, What England Owes

by Christopher William Hill

As WW2 nears its conclusion, James Lees-Milne is sent to assess Faringdon House in Berkshire for the National Trust. Faringdon is home to the composer, artist and poet Gerald, Lord Berners, who has returned to England under a cloud, having spent most of the war in Rome. Lord Berners is an eccentric through-and-through - a man given to dying his doves to co-ordinate with the food he's serving and the once proud owner of a pet giraffe. Together with the handsome Robert Heber Percy and his wife, Jennifer, Lord Berners is part of an apparently successful ménage a trois. Lees-Milne finds it an inspirational relationship and is convinced it would be the perfect and most civilised lifestyle to lead. Berners is determined that provision must be made for his beloved Robert if the house is acquired by the Trust. And as Lees-Milne contemplates mortality, he considers what his own legacy will be.

Produced & directed by Marion Nancarrow

The three plays star Tobias Menzies (Rome; Game of Thrones ) as James Lees-Milne and Victoria Hamilton (Lark Rise to Candleford; Victoria & Albert) as the novelist Nancy Mitford and chart four years during the war when Lees-Milne was at his most industrious in trying to secure properties for the National Trust. In this play, Christopher Godwin (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; My Family & Other Animals) stars as the eccentric Gerald, Lord Berners.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b0082hrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Round the Horne (b007k26b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Wimsey (b007jvl0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The 12 Inch Single (b01ckmgg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b012lj4t)
Ross Raisin - Waterline, Episode 8

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: Mick and his ally Beans have carved out a form of existence on the riverbanks of London, when a horrific attack shocks Mick into action...

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett.


WED 14:15 Sport and the British (b01bm0pf)
The Formal Empire

In the nineteenth century a quarter of the world's habitable countries were part of the British Empire and if trade was the driving force behind it's expansion, sport was the glue that helped keep it together. CLARE BALDING explains how sport became a way of transmitting British values around the globe; it was a connection to the mother country and a means of educating the Empire's native subjects. Professor Richard Holt of The International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University reveals the role rugby and cricket played in making Britain great.

Readers, Brian Bowles, Nyasha Hatendi and Sean Baker
Producer: Garth Brameld.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03gby1p)
Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort, Episode 8

Honor Blackman, Shelley Conn, Mariah Gale and Samantha Spiro star in Beatrice Hitchman's thrilling debut, adapted by Miranda Davies. A 1914 silent film called Petite Mort holds the key to an infamous murder trial.

1967, Paris. Journalist Juliette Blanc (Shelley Conn) continues to piece together the mystery surrounding the film of Petite Mort by interviewing its star, Adele Roux (Honor Blackman).

1914, Paris. Andre (Marcus D'Amico) discovers Adele (Mariah Gale) and Luce's (Samantha Spiro) affair - with violent consequences.

All other parts played by members of the company

Produced and directed by Emma Harding.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b02yksnv)
David Mitchell - The Reason I Jump, Episode 3

By Naoki Higashida
Translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida, and introduced by David Mitchell
Read by Kasper Hilton-Hille

Thirteen year old Naoki Higashida reveals how his perception of the world is so alien to those without autism that he is often completely misunderstood. With delicate and moving descriptions he invites us into his world.

He explains how he can be immersed in the beauty of light filtered through his fingertips, or lost in the intricate world of memory and imagination.

Naoki's autism is so severe that he finds it difficult to hold a conversation, and he wrote the book painstakingly, using an 'Alphabet Grid', Japanese character by character.

When the author David Mitchell, whose own son has autism, discovered this extraordinary book, he felt that for the first time his own son was talking to him about what was going on inside his head, through the words of the young author.

Abridged and Produced by Allegra McIlroy.


WED 15:00 Sherlock Holmes (b007jnlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Wordaholics (b01c7lk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b0075nmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Ring Around the Bath (b01fln4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b078xf1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Doctor Who (b08698yy)
Demon Quest, Starfall 2/2

With help from New York's newest superheroine, the Fourth Doctor confronts the latest manifestation of The Demon.

Stars Tom Baker as the Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Richard Franklin as Captain Mike Yates, Trevor White as Buddy, Laurel Lefkow as Alice and Lorelei King as Mimsy Loyne.

Written by Paul Magrs

Director: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.


WED 18:30 The Tingle Factor (b07lxjkj)
Michael Aspel

TV and radio presenter Michael Aspel talks to Jeremy Nicholas about the music that moves him.
Recalling his life and precarious career path - including the strain of host Miss World - Michael's selection is very film-based and includes the theme from Gone With The Wind.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b0082hrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Round the Horne (b007k26b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Wimsey (b007jvl0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The 12 Inch Single (b01ckmgg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Shorts (b04tdqws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b036kscx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b078xf1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Secret World (b03ls15z)
Series 4, Episode 4

This week, the Queen hatches a plot to get Pippa Middleton out of the way, Ed Miliband is so keen to pally-up with some builders that he ends up helping them do their work, and Russell Crowe has a bizarre fixation with sprouts.

With Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Jon Culshaw, Julian Dutton, Lewis Macleod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.


WED 23:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler (b041vcqw)
Series 1, Episode 4

Comedian and adventurer Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th Century bet, attempting to travel 25mph on water using only the means available to a gentleman in 1765. History books record of the original attempt, "Something snapped, there was a fatality and the wager was abandoned." Last in series.


WED 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jpyh)
Series 2, Last Word to the Mastersons

Living off the land, will there be family tears before milking time? Improvised saga with Paul Merton. From June 1994.



THURSDAY 21 JUNE 2018

THU 00:00 Doctor Who (b08698yy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 The Tingle Factor (b07lxjkj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Wimsey (b007jvl0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The 12 Inch Single (b01ckmgg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b012lj4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Sport and the British (b01bm0pf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b03gby1p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b02yksnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Sherlock Holmes (b007jnlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Wordaholics (b01c7lk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b0075nmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Ring Around the Bath (b01fln4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b078xf1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Wimsey (b007jvl4)
Clouds of Witness, The Speech for the Defence

Lord Peter Wimsey gathers vital evidence in New York to try and clear his brother Gerald of murder, but there's a sting in the tail...

Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, Peter Jones as Bunter, Gabriel Woolf as Inspector Parker, Maria Aitken as Lady Mary Wimsey, Brian Oulton as Sir Impey Biggs, Elizabeth Proud as Mrs Grimethorpe, Nigel Lambert as Freddie Arbuthnot, John Forrest as Benson, James Villiers as the Duke of Denver, Bridget McConnell as Simone, Jo Manning Wilson as Madame Brigette, John Bull as Sugg and Malcolm Hayes as Murbles.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Clouds of Witness was first published in 1926.

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations broadcast between 1972 and 1975.

Adapted for radio in eight episodes Peter Jones and Tania Lieven.

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1974.


THU 06:30 The Negro Tragedian (b00n1l99)

Kwame Kwei-Armah traces the life and work of Ira Aldridge, a black actor who defied racial prejudice to become one of Britain's finest Shakespearean actors.

When Aldridge first appeared on the London stage in 1825, he was enthusiastically received by the public but the critics hated him, The Times going so far as to say that he could not pronounce English properly, 'owing to the shape of his lips'. Here was a black man daring to break into the heartland of the British 'classics', which had hitherto been the exclusive domain of white actors.

But, undeterred by the racial hostility of the press, Aldridge became a perpetually touring player, an exotic 'star', honing his skills in the provinces and across Europe. In a career spanning 30 years, he became one of Britain's finest Shakespearean players, and had more honours showered upon him than any other actor of his time.


THU 07:00 North by Northamptonshire (b0196tyh)
Series 2, Episode 6

Sheila Hancock narrates the bittersweet adventures of the residents of a small town in Northamptonshire. Norman may have stopped the parade, but the festival must go on. Meanwhile Helen has news for Jan and Frank, and love blossoms for a most unlikely couple.

written by Katherine Jakeways
produced by Victoria Lloyd

John Biggins................................Keith
Mackenzie Crook...........................Rod
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 The Rest Is History (b0769tsq)
Series 2, Episode 2

Frank Skinner loves history, but just doesn't know much of it. So he's devised a comedy discussion show in order to find out more about it.

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

The guests are Al Murray and Isy Suttie, who discuss Robin Hood, wartime slogans, Annie Oakley and a statue-related history mystery.

Produced by Mark Augustyn and Justin Pollard
An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 08:00 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k1jm)
My Stag Movie, pt 2

The veteran auditionee exposes more of his film-making exploits. Did he ever hit the big screen? Stars Peter Jones. From August 1986.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b007jlq1)
The Fear of Wages

Ignoring a telegram about Japan's surrender, Neddie Seagoon and company are still at war. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1956.


THU 09:00 Funny You Should Ask (b0b6q46w)
From 10/03/1981

Peter Jones hosts the entertainment quiz about comedy as he tests a panel of experts: Arthur English, Roy Hudd and Sandy Powell.

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

Questions compiled by Michael Pointon.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1981.


THU 09:30 What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning (b00b41fq)
Florence Craye

Trapped in the Hampshire hamlet of Steeple Bumpleigh, Bertie Wooster meets an old flame.

PG Wodehouse romp adapted in seven-parts by Chris Miller.

Starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster, Bronwen Williams as Florence Craye, Michael Kilgarriff as Stilton Cheesewright and Bruce Bennett as the Salesman.

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


THU 10:00 Sherlock Holmes (b007jnsx)
The Sign of the Four, The Great Agra Treasure

"I wouldn't tell her too much. Women are never to be entirely trusted - not the best of them."

The great detective's latest case is proving difficult to crack- and for Watson, there are tricky matters of the heart to negotiate...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story was first published in 1890.

Starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes, Michael Williams as Dr John Watson, Brian Blessed as Jonathan Small, Moir Leslie as Mary Morstan, Sion Probert as Inspector Jones, Amerjit Deu as Abdullah Khan, Anna Cropper as Mrs Hudson, Michael Kilgarriff as Major Sholto, John Moffatt as Sherman, and John Bull as Mahomet Singh, Alan Dean as Wiggins, Elizabeth Mansfield as Mrs Forrester and Vincent Brimble as Jacobson

Dramatised in two episodes by Bert Coules.

Violin: Alexander Balanescu

Director: Ian Cotterell
Producer: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


THU 11:00 Shorts (b04v2sss)
Writing West, Underworld

SHORTS: New writing. New writers.

The third and final of our Midlands Odysseys series: short stories written by writers new to radio in response to The Odyssey - transplanting episodes from Homer's epic to contemporary West Midlands settings.

Buzz returns home to Birmingham, haunted by images of his time volunteering in a Laos hospital and by older, deeper loss.

By Richard House.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.


THU 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b036wg03)
Wagstaff/Abel - When I Lost You

By Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel.

Matthew has written a novel and takes the train from his home in Brighton to London, in order to deliver the manuscript to his sister. In the midst of helping someone from the train at Victoria, Matthew loses the manuscript. Jenny, catching the next train to Brighton, finds an abandoned handwritten book under her seat...

A charmingly simple story of two people seeking to recover what they've lost. Told from both perspectives as they inch closer together.

Directed by Lucy Collingwood.


THU 12:00 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k1jm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jlq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Wimsey (b007jvl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Negro Tragedian (b00n1l99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b012lkzt)
Ross Raisin - Waterline, Episode 9

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life and a story for our times.

Today: as Mick starts to rebuild his life in London, painful news from Glasgow forces him to confront his past.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett.


THU 14:15 Sport and the British (b01bmltg)
The Dawn of Professional Football

Clare Balding tells the story of how football went from an amateur pastime to big business and it all started in the Lancashire mill town of Preston. In the season of 1888-89 The Invincibles, as the Preston team were known, were unbeaten in the League and the FA cup, becoming football's first double winners. As Professor Matthew Taylor of De Montfort University explains, their success was down to the vision of one man, their manager, William Suddell, a local mill manager. Clare visits Deepdale, Preston's ground to find out how Suddell became the 'father' of professional football.

Readers, James Lailey and Sean Baker
Producer: Sara Conkey.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03ggc1f)
Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort, Episode 9

Honor Blackman, Shelley Conn, Mariah Gale and Samantha Spiro star in Beatrice Hitchman's thrilling debut, adapted by Miranda Davies. A 1914 silent film called Petite Mort holds the key to an infamous murder trial.

1967, Paris. Madame Roux (Honor Blackman) tells Juliette (Shelley Conn) about the infamous trial in which she was a star player.

1914, Paris. The young Adele Roux arrives in court to watch the trial of her former employers and lovers, producer Andre Durand (Marcus D'Amico) and his beautiful screenstar wife, Luce (Samantha Spiro).

Produced and directed by Emma Harding.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b02ykzh1)
David Mitchell - The Reason I Jump, Episode 4

By Naoki Higashida
Translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida, and introduced by David Mitchell
Read by Kasper Hilton-Hille

Thirteen year old Naoki Higashida explores how he experiences the world as a child with autism. He describes how going for a walk can melt him into nature and out of time, his feeling that the touch of another person might make his thoughts visible, and the pleasure of numbers and lines. Most movingly, he explains that because he struggles to have a conversation with another person, he can find himself desperately lonely and aching for company.

When novelist David Mitchell, whose own son has autism, discovered this extraordinary book, he felt that for the first time his own son was talking to him about what was going on inside his head, through the words of the young author.

Abridged and Produced by Allegra McIlroy.


THU 15:00 Sherlock Holmes (b007jnsx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Funny You Should Ask (b0b6q46w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning (b00b41fq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 North by Northamptonshire (b0196tyh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 The Rest Is History (b0769tsq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Doctor Who (b0869gb8)
Demon Quest, Sepulchre 1/2

The Fourth Doctor and Captain Yates receive a distress call from Mrs Wibbsey, who's being held captive by The Demon.

Stars Tom Baker as the Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Richard Franklin as Captain Mike Yates and Nigel Anthony as the Wizard

Written by Paul Magrs

Director: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b010xzzw)
Series 24, Petra Kelly

Matthew Parris presents the biographical series in which his guests choose someone who has inspired their lives. Green MP Caroline Lucas nominates German Green politician Petra Kelly. Kelly was one of the first Green parliamentarians to be elected anywhere in the world. Intense, charismatic and beautiful, she became an international political superstar who rejected the idea of conventional politics. But she fell out with her colleagues and became reliant on her lover, a former German army General turned peace activist, Gert Bastian. Bastian, possibly fearing exposure as a Stasi agent, murdered Kelly and himself in 1992. Joining the discussion is Kelly's biographer and former Green Party activist, Sara Parkin.


THU 19:00 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k1jm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jlq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Wimsey (b007jvl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Negro Tragedian (b00n1l99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Shorts (b04v2sss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b036wg03)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 The Rest Is History (b0769tsq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b0b6q470)
Newsjack Unplugged, Episode 3

Newsjack Unplugged is an exciting spin off from the long running main show on BBC Radio 4 Extra. These short form programmes feature all the best bits you know and love including the host's monologue, one liners and archive sketches from past series, all delivered to you weekly.

Hosted by Kiri Pritchard McLean and featuring Josh Berry.

Series 19 of the main show will return to BBC 4 Extra in the autumn, and will once again be helmed by main host Angela Barnes.

BBC Studios Production.


THU 22:45 I, Regress (b019rqcx)
Series 1, Episode 4

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 4: Ray Highknock (Alex Lowe) goes to Dr Matt Berry hoping that his experimental regressive hypnotherapy will cure his smoking addiction. The result is a series of strange encounters that all seem strangely familiar...

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!

Produced by Sam Bryant.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0b8nfpy)
Ken Cheng 2/2

From 10pm to midnight, 7 days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Jon Holmes chats to Ken Cheng.


THU 23:00 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b044w2t8)
Series 3, Coming of Age

Stephen K Amos is joined by comedians Mae Martin, Travis Jay and Dan Antopolski to present a guide to coming of age.

Additional material by Christine Rose and Hugh Sington. Produced by Colin Anderson.


THU 23:30 Bleak Expectations (b00w7dnw)
Series 4, A Painful Life Further Re-Miserabled

Mark Evans' Victorian comic epic sees Pip and Harry put to sea with Captain Beehab in a bid to thwart a sea-going Mister Benevolent and rescue Ripely. But fate has other plans and they are shipwrecked. Pip soon finds himself on a desert island that holds many surprising secrets.

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.



FRIDAY 22 JUNE 2018

FRI 00:00 Doctor Who (b0869gb8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b010xzzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Wimsey (b007jvl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Negro Tragedian (b00n1l99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b012lkzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Sport and the British (b01bmltg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b03ggc1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b02ykzh1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Sherlock Holmes (b007jnsx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Funny You Should Ask (b0b6q46w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning (b00b41fq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 North by Northamptonshire (b0196tyh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Rest Is History (b0769tsq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Shaun Prendergast - Only the Good Die Young (b007jn17)
Episode 1

When Kim Drake's fiance is killed on their wedding day, the authorities agree on suicide. But why would computer expert Mike kill himself on his wedding day? Could it be connected to his decision to walk out of his sensitive job at Peregrine Communications Systems?

Shaun Prendergast's techno thriller in six-parts stars Siriol Jenkins as Kim Drake, Neil Roberts as Mike Fisher, Kate Binchy as Anne and Shaun Prendergast as Frank.

Directed by Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


FRI 06:30 Skip (b00sgbl8)

The secret life of the rubbish skip. They are such a familiar sight on our streets that most of us take the common-or-garden skip for granted.

But to some people they are the focal point of their lives, whether for survival, inspiration for art, or the subject of a university Garbology degree. And what is our fascination with not only keeping an eye on what other people put in them, but also maybe having a rummage, or best of all, spiriting away a discarded piece of treasure?

Writer and gardening expert Alys Fowler, herself no stranger to "liberating" skipped curios for her garden and home, builds a picture of our behaviour in and around these metal Aladdin's caves and unearths amusing and amazing tales to add to skip folklore of recent years.

Forget the old floorboards and broken sofas, afficionados see skips as a source of everything from priceless antiques to free food. And if your community needs affordable extra amenities such as a swimming pool or skateboard park, there's an artist who has created these very things - from old skips.

As Alys looks in a fresh way at skips throughout the land, what secrets and treasures are they about to reveal?

Producer: Neil Cargill
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 07:00 Ayres on the Air (b01mxpyr)
Series 4, Summer

Popular poet Pam Ayres is joined in her poetry and sketch show by Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead as they look at the season of Summer.

This week she looks subjects such as keeping cool, finding the perfect swimsuit, summer weddings and eating al fresco.

Her poems this week include: No Alarm on the Flight Deck, That Perfect Swimsuit, The Seagull and The Swifts Are Back.

Produced by Claire Jones.


FRI 07:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (b0b6fbvn)
Series 1, Episode 2

Gaby Roslin hosts the funny, entertaining film quiz with impressions by Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona. This week, team captains John Thomson and Ellie Taylor are joined by special guests Sarah Hadland and Marcus Brigstocke.

Presented by Gaby Roslin
Team Captains: John Thomson and Ellie Taylor
Impressionists: Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona
Created by Gaby Roslin
Written by Carrie Quinlan and Barney Newman

Produced by Gordon Kennedy, Gaby Roslin and Barney Newman
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b010y71x)
Series 7, Episode 6

Solutions for unemployment, and Professor Prune hears a strange echo. Stars John Cleese and Bill Oddie. From February 1969.


FRI 08:30 Listen to Les (b01ms5j6)
From 27/01/1985

Les Dawson is Wotan, Man of Steel and Auntie Ada recalls her wartime adventures with the troops.

With Daphne Oxenford, Eli Woods and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1985.


FRI 09:00 The Motion Show (b00762sc)
Series 4, Episode 5

Graeme Garden chairs the debating game with Gyles Brandreth, Scott Capurro, Arthur Smith and Paul Daniels. From June 2001.


FRI 09:30 Chambers (b007jyzz)
Series 3, Outward Bound

A legal firm invites John, Ruth and Hilary to a team-building exercise in the country. Starring John Bird, Sarah Lancashire and James Fleet. From March 1999.


FRI 10:00 Sherlock Holmes (b007k1jp)
The Valley of Fear, The Scowrers

Revenge and treachery link a Sussex country house with the secret societies of 1890s America. With Clive Merrison as Holmes.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0b8bsty)
Deborah Frances-White: Grownupland and the Three Track Podcast

Made for 4 Extra. Deborah Frances-White joins Amanda Litherland to recommend her favourite podcasts, including Grownupland and the Three Track Podcast.


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b010y71x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Listen to Les (b01ms5j6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Shaun Prendergast - Only the Good Die Young (b007jn17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Skip (b00sgbl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b012lmhk)
Ross Raisin - Waterline, Episode 10

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life and a story for our times.

Today: Finally off the streets now, Mick determines to face up to the past. But can there ever be a future for him and his two sons?

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett.


FRI 14:15 Sport and the British (b01bmq2s)
Exporting Football

Clare Balding charts how Britain spread the passion for football around the world. She particularly looks at South America where the game is central to their way of life. The FIFA World Cup has been staged 19 times and on 9 of those occasions, it has been won by either Brazil, Argentina or Uruguay.

Professor Tony Mason from De Montfort University explains that unlike cricket and rugby which was spread by soldiers, civil servants and settlers in British colonies, football took a different route. It was taken around the world by those who had made Britain the greatest trading nation in the world, by managers, engineers and teachers.

Readers, Nyasha Hatendi, Sean Baker and Jane Lawrence
Producer: Garth Brameld.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03gg7nf)
Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort, Episode 10

Honor Blackman, Shelley Conn and Mariah Gale star in Beatrice Hitchman's thrilling debut, adapted by Miranda Davies. A 1914 silent film called Petite Mort holds the key to an infamous murder trial.

1967, Paris. Juliette (Shelley Conn) finally discovers the truth about the film of Petite Mort and the enigmatic Madame Roux (Honor Blackman).

All other parts played by members of the company

Produced and directed by Emma Harding.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b02ymgwl)
David Mitchell - The Reason I Jump, Episode 5

By Naoki Higashida
Translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida, and introduced by David Mitchell
Read by Kasper Hilton-Hille

Thirteen year old Naoki Higashida invites us into his world, an intimate astonishing insight into the perceptions and feelings of a child with autism. He explains his simple delight in spinning objects, and his own pleasure in movement, which is deeply calming for him and stems from a feeling that in stillness his very soul might detach itself from his body.

Naoki's autism is so severe that he finds it difficult to hold a conversation, and he wrote the book painstakingly, using an 'Alphabet Grid', Japanese character by character. His writing reveals a young teenager sensitive to the feelings and perceptions of others but often isolated from those he loves.

When the author David Mitchell, whose own son has autism, discovered this extraordinary book, he felt that for the first time his own son was talking to him about what was going on inside his head, through the words of the young author.

Abridged and Produced by Allegra McIlroy.


FRI 15:00 Sherlock Holmes (b007k1jp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Motion Show (b00762sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Chambers (b007jyzz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Ayres on the Air (b01mxpyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (b0b6fbvn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Doctor Who (b0869kfh)
Demon Quest, Sepulchre 2/2

In a thrilling conclusion, the Fourth Doctor and Captain Yates learn who's really responsible for the chain of events in the Demon Quest.

Stars Tom Baker as the Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Richard Franklin as Captain Mike Yates and Nigel Anthony as the Wizard

Written by Paul Magrs

Director: Kate Thomas

Made by BBC Audio and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.


FRI 18:30 Mastertapes (b02mfzt8)
Series 2, Richard Thompson (A-Side)

John Wilson continues with the second 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 3, A-side. "Rumor And Sigh" - Richard Thompson

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of all time, Richard looks back at the making of what is not just his most commercially successful album, but also one of the high points of his career. It was album that earned him a Grammy Nomination for the Best Alternative Music Album (he lost out R.E.M.) and it captures Thompson's obsession with romantic despair and the more miserable quirks of fate. And yet, like all good tragedy, it does not sound depressing - it is instead life affirming.

Richard has said that the albums he considered "successful" were those where his initial concept most closely matched the finished product. By this yardstick, 'Rumor And Sigh' was one of his most successful albums, containing such tracks as "1952 Vincent Black Lightning", "God Loves A Drunk" and "Why Must I Plead".

The B-side of the programme, where it's the turn of the audience to ask the questions, can be heard on Tuesday 11th June at 3.30pm

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b010y71x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Listen to Les (b01ms5j6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Shaun Prendergast - Only the Good Die Young (b007jn17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Skip (b00sgbl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0b6q5md)
Cariad Lloyd: The Bear Pack and Fact Up

Made for 4 Extra. Cariad Lloyd recommends her favourite podcasts, featuring an interview with Steen Raskopoulos of The Bear Pack, plus comedy podcast Fact Up.


FRI 22:00 Gaby's Talking Pictures (b0b6fbvn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair (b04dqf04)
Series 1, George's Cake

by Jenny Eclair.

Bea can tell you how to peel an onion without crying or how to make the perfect pavlova. In her Shaker style kitchen she prepares a very special Birthday cake for her husband and reflects on a lifetime of culinary success and marital woe.

Produced by Sally Avens.


FRI 22:45 Nurse (b03xf1k2)
Series 1, Episode 4

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 (b0b8g2d7)
Rebecca Front 1/3

From 10pm to midnight, 7 days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Rebecca Front.


FRI 23:00 Listen Against (b00tpswr)
Series 3, Episode 2

Listen Against: the programme that looks back at a week's worth of radio and TV that never happened. It's a bit like the BBC iPlayer. only with two eyes instead of one. And it's got ears.

This week, ecological and broadcast catastrophe strikes as BBC 3 leaks in to other channels, Edward Stourton and Gaby Roslin tunnel to the centre of the earth for Children in Need, and a preview of the new musical charting the dramatic lives of the Dimblebys: 'News Brothers'. With special guests Marcel Theroux and Julia Hartley-Brewer.

Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes.

Featuring: James Bachman, Stephen Critchlow, Sarah Hadland and David Schnieder.


FRI 23:30 Innes Own World (b017gwqz)
Episode 3

Breakfast dramas and memories of touring the USA with the Bonzo Dog Band. Songs and sketches from Neil Innes. From January 2003.




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 02:30 SAT (b03ffskc)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b03g9p7r)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b03g9p7r)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b03g9mn5)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b03g9mn5)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b03gby1p)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b03gby1p)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b03ggc1f)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b03ggc1f)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b03gg7nf)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0076yxh)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0076yxh)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 MON (b036k3sc)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 MON (b036k3sc)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 TUE (b036kbl2)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 TUE (b036kbl2)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 WED (b036kscx)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 WED (b036kscx)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 THU (b036wg03)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 THU (b036wg03)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b012qlbx)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b012qlbx)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b012qlbx)

As Time Goes By 08:00 TUE (b007k9gs)

As Time Goes By 12:00 TUE (b007k9gs)

As Time Goes By 19:00 TUE (b007k9gs)

Ayres on the Air 05:00 SAT (b01ms34r)

Ayres on the Air 07:00 FRI (b01mxpyr)

Ayres on the Air 17:00 FRI (b01mxpyr)

Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b03g8nhd)

Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b03g8nhd)

Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b03g8nhd)

Bleak Expectations 23:30 THU (b00w7dnw)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b012ftsr)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b012l0rq)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b012l0rq)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b012l2z3)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b012l2z3)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b012lj4t)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b012lj4t)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b012lkzt)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b012lkzt)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b012lmhk)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b0368pl2)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b02yjf17)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b02yjf17)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b02ykg50)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b02ykg50)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b02yksnv)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b02yksnv)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b02ykzh1)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b02ykzh1)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b02ymgwl)

Buy Me Up TV 22:30 TUE (b009p9f3)

Chambers 04:30 SAT (b007jyrj)

Chambers 09:30 FRI (b007jyzz)

Chambers 16:30 FRI (b007jyzz)

Christopher Hope - Damian's Day Out 07:15 SUN (b0b6pl7w)

Christopher Hope - Damian's Day Out 14:15 SUN (b0b6pl7w)

Christopher Hope - Damian's Day Out 02:15 MON (b0b6pl7w)

Clare in the Community 23:00 SUN (b00fyvqy)

Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters 22:00 SAT (b04xrzdh)

Dangerous Visions 18:00 SAT (b046nxcx)

Dangerous Visions 00:00 SUN (b046nxcx)

Dangerous Visions 14:30 SUN (b0b6pn5q)

Dangerous Visions 02:30 MON (b0b6pn5q)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:50 SUN (b00yrg3g)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 19:50 SUN (b00yrg3g)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (b0b5xh2x)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (b0b5xh2x)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b0b6pn5g)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b0b6pn5g)

Doctor Who 00:00 SAT (b0864fk0)

Doctor Who 18:00 MON (b086932t)

Doctor Who 00:00 TUE (b086932t)

Doctor Who 18:00 TUE (b086961m)

Doctor Who 00:00 WED (b086961m)

Doctor Who 18:00 WED (b08698yy)

Doctor Who 00:00 THU (b08698yy)

Doctor Who 18:00 THU (b0869gb8)

Doctor Who 00:00 FRI (b0869gb8)

Doctor Who 18:00 FRI (b0869kfh)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:30 SUN (b007wlpq)

Elvenquest 23:00 TUE (b016pynv)

Fags, Mags and Bags 07:30 WED (b078xf1b)

Fags, Mags and Bags 17:30 WED (b078xf1b)

Fags, Mags and Bags 22:00 WED (b078xf1b)

Fags, Mags and Bags 05:30 THU (b078xf1b)

Five Stories by Margaret Drabble 11:00 MON (b0176nbj)

Five Stories by Margaret Drabble 21:00 MON (b0176nbj)

Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 08:30 MON (b008g2b9)

Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 12:30 MON (b008g2b9)

Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel 19:30 MON (b008g2b9)

Funny You Should Ask 09:00 THU (b0b6q46w)

Funny You Should Ask 16:00 THU (b0b6q46w)

Funny You Should Ask 04:00 FRI (b0b6q46w)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 05:30 SAT (b0b5sfbg)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 07:30 FRI (b0b6fbvn)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 17:30 FRI (b0b6fbvn)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 22:00 FRI (b0b6fbvn)

Gilbert Without Sullivan 12:00 SAT (b0076c0t)

Gilbert Without Sullivan 09:30 TUE (b0076f18)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b010xzzw)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b010xzzw)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b007k456)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 MON (b007k456)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 MON (b007k456)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 SAT (b09sz8l1)

House Rules (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b0b6pkrr)

House Rules (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b0b6pkrr)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b010y71x)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b010y71x)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b010y71x)

I, Regress 22:45 THU (b019rqcx)

Ian Rankin - The Serpent's Back 06:00 SAT (b02m6s19)

Ian Rankin - The Serpent's Back 16:00 SAT (b02m6s19)

Ian Rankin - The Serpent's Back 04:00 SUN (b02m6s19)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b0b6pkrv)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b0b6pkrv)

Innes Own World 23:30 FRI (b017gwqz)

J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook 08:00 THU (b007k1jm)

J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook 12:00 THU (b007k1jm)

J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook 19:00 THU (b007k1jm)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b0b5stvs)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b0b5stvs)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b0b5stvs)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b0b5stvs)

Kenneth Williams - Just Williams 07:30 SAT (b0b6pkrp)

Kenneth Williams - Just Williams 17:30 SAT (b0b6pkrp)

Kenneth Williams - Just Williams 05:30 SUN (b0b6pkrp)

Kerry's List 07:30 SUN (b04k9gj8)

Kerry's List 17:30 SUN (b04k9gj8)

Kerry's List 22:00 SUN (b04k9gj8)

Kerry's List 05:30 MON (b04k9gj8)

King Street Junior 16:30 TUE (b007jnql)

King Street Junior 04:30 WED (b007jnql)

King of Bath 09:30 MON (b045q4t8)

King of Bath 16:30 MON (b045q4t8)

King of Bath 04:30 TUE (b045q4t8)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 07:50 SAT (b00sj95g)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 17:50 SAT (b00sj95g)

Leonard Rossiter - In a Nutshell 05:50 SUN (b00sj95g)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 12:30 SAT (b007517q)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 09:30 WED (b0075nmn)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 16:30 WED (b0075nmn)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 04:30 THU (b0075nmn)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 23:00 THU (b044w2t8)

Listen Against 23:00 FRI (b00tpswr)

Listen to Les 08:30 FRI (b01ms5j6)

Listen to Les 12:30 FRI (b01ms5j6)

Listen to Les 19:30 FRI (b01ms5j6)

Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair 22:30 FRI (b04dqf04)

Mastertapes 00:30 SAT (b0213yg7)

Mastertapes 18:30 FRI (b02mfzt8)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 TUE (b0b5t820)

My Teenage Diary 17:30 TUE (b0b5t820)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 TUE (b0b5t820)

My Teenage Diary 05:30 WED (b0b5t820)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b0b6q470)

Nigel Kneale - The Pond 18:45 SAT (b06z8twn)

Nigel Kneale - The Pond 00:45 SUN (b06z8twn)

No Brakes, No Fear 01:30 SAT (b019xrnr)

North by Northamptonshire 07:00 THU (b0196tyh)

North by Northamptonshire 17:00 THU (b0196tyh)

North by Northamptonshire 05:00 FRI (b0196tyh)

Not the World Cup in Brazil 09:00 SAT (b0499kgw)

Not the World Cup in Brazil 19:00 SAT (b0499kgw)

Nurse 22:45 FRI (b03xf1k2)

One Day in Summer 06:30 TUE (b01nq3sq)

One Day in Summer 13:30 TUE (b01nq3sq)

One Day in Summer 20:30 TUE (b01nq3sq)

One Day in Summer 01:30 WED (b01nq3sq)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (b0b8bsty)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (b0b6q5md)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b0b6pn5w)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b0b6pn5w)

Quote... Unquote 09:00 MON (b039c5dh)

Quote... Unquote 16:00 MON (b039c5dh)

Quote... Unquote 04:00 TUE (b039c5dh)

Radio Shuttleworth 23:30 SUN (b007wp4b)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 18:00 SUN (b007jm1r)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 00:00 MON (b007jm1r)

Ray's a Laugh 08:00 SUN (b07jl4w7)

Ray's a Laugh 12:00 SUN (b07jl4w7)

Ring Around the Bath 07:00 WED (b01fln4t)

Ring Around the Bath 17:00 WED (b01fln4t)

Ring Around the Bath 05:00 THU (b01fln4t)

Round the Horne 08:30 WED (b007k26b)

Round the Horne 12:30 WED (b007k26b)

Round the Horne 19:30 WED (b007k26b)

Sally Warboyes - Wishing Well 18:30 SUN (b0075vj3)

Sally Warboyes - Wishing Well 00:30 MON (b0075vj3)

Saturday Drama 16:00 SUN (b03g89c6)

Saturday Drama 04:00 MON (b03g89c6)

Second Thoughts 07:00 TUE (b008s4fp)

Second Thoughts 17:00 TUE (b008s4fp)

Second Thoughts 05:00 WED (b008s4fp)

Shaun Prendergast - Only the Good Die Young 06:00 FRI (b007jn17)

Shaun Prendergast - Only the Good Die Young 13:00 FRI (b007jn17)

Shaun Prendergast - Only the Good Die Young 20:00 FRI (b007jn17)

Sherlock Holmes 10:00 MON (b0085krx)

Sherlock Holmes 15:00 MON (b0085krx)

Sherlock Holmes 03:00 TUE (b0085krx)

Sherlock Holmes 10:00 TUE (b008747m)

Sherlock Holmes 15:00 TUE (b008747m)

Sherlock Holmes 03:00 WED (b008747m)

Sherlock Holmes 10:00 WED (b007jnlm)

Sherlock Holmes 15:00 WED (b007jnlm)

Sherlock Holmes 03:00 THU (b007jnlm)

Sherlock Holmes 10:00 THU (b007jnsx)

Sherlock Holmes 15:00 THU (b007jnsx)

Sherlock Holmes 03:00 FRI (b007jnsx)

Sherlock Holmes 10:00 FRI (b007k1jp)

Sherlock Holmes 15:00 FRI (b007k1jp)

Shorts 11:00 TUE (b04stlcx)

Shorts 21:00 TUE (b04stlcx)

Shorts 11:00 WED (b04tdqws)

Shorts 21:00 WED (b04tdqws)

Shorts 11:00 THU (b04v2sss)

Shorts 21:00 THU (b04v2sss)

Skip 06:30 FRI (b00sgbl8)

Skip 13:30 FRI (b00sgbl8)

Skip 20:30 FRI (b00sgbl8)

Sounds Natural 14:15 SAT (b0b6pkrx)

Sounds Natural 02:15 SUN (b0b6pkrx)

Sport and the British 02:15 SAT (b01bbcqn)

Sport and the British 14:15 MON (b01blfjy)

Sport and the British 02:15 TUE (b01blfjy)

Sport and the British 14:15 TUE (b01bllxk)

Sport and the British 02:15 WED (b01bllxk)

Sport and the British 14:15 WED (b01bm0pf)

Sport and the British 02:15 THU (b01bm0pf)

Sport and the British 14:15 THU (b01bmltg)

Sport and the British 02:15 FRI (b01bmltg)

Sport and the British 14:15 FRI (b01bmq2s)

Stuntz 15:45 SUN (b007jzhf)

Stuntz 03:45 MON (b007jzhf)

Take It From Here 08:30 SUN (b0b6plh2)

Take It From Here 12:30 SUN (b0b6plh2)

The 12 Inch Single 06:30 WED (b01ckmgg)

The 12 Inch Single 13:30 WED (b01ckmgg)

The 12 Inch Single 20:30 WED (b01ckmgg)

The 12 Inch Single 01:30 THU (b01ckmgg)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b0b8nd6t)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b0b8ndx5)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b0b8nfpy)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b0b8g2d7)

The Fosdyke Saga 14:45 SAT (b007jrtd)

The Fosdyke Saga 02:45 SUN (b007jrtd)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b007jlq1)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b007jlq1)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b007jlq1)

The Harpoon 23:30 TUE (b00b3gv0)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 22:30 MON (b0076rrd)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b040qj5l)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b040qj5l)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 WED (b007jpyh)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b007jphs)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b007jphs)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b007jphs)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b0b6pn5k)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b0b6pn5k)

The Motion Show 04:00 SAT (b00762pb)

The Motion Show 09:00 FRI (b00762sc)

The Motion Show 16:00 FRI (b00762sc)

The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 TUE (b00slqw1)

The Museum of Curiosity 04:00 WED (b00slqw1)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b0082hrc)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b0082hrc)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b0082hrc)

The Negro Tragedian 06:30 THU (b00n1l99)

The Negro Tragedian 13:30 THU (b00n1l99)

The Negro Tragedian 20:30 THU (b00n1l99)

The Negro Tragedian 01:30 FRI (b00n1l99)

The Palace of Laughter 18:30 TUE (b007k29d)

The Palace of Laughter 00:30 WED (b007k29d)

The Price of a Pint of Milk 06:30 MON (b00jhfx6)

The Price of a Pint of Milk 13:30 MON (b00jhfx6)

The Price of a Pint of Milk 20:30 MON (b00jhfx6)

The Price of a Pint of Milk 01:30 TUE (b00jhfx6)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:30 MON (b01bl9xm)

The Rest Is History 07:30 THU (b0769tsq)

The Rest Is History 17:30 THU (b0769tsq)

The Rest Is History 22:00 THU (b0769tsq)

The Rest Is History 05:30 FRI (b0769tsq)

The Secret World 22:30 WED (b03ls15z)

The Simon Day Show 23:00 SAT (b010dw09)

The Skivers 23:30 SAT (b007jq44)

The Tingle Factor 18:30 WED (b07lxjkj)

The Tingle Factor 00:30 THU (b07lxjkj)

The Wind in My Hair - Omnibus 09:00 SUN (b0b6plh4)

The Wind in My Hair - Omnibus 20:00 SUN (b0b6plh4)

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler 23:00 WED (b041vcqw)

What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning 09:30 THU (b00b41fq)

What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning 16:30 THU (b00b41fq)

What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning 04:30 FRI (b00b41fq)

Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac 22:30 SAT (b007w0j4)

Wimsey 01:00 SAT (b007jvkk)

Wimsey 06:00 MON (b007jvkp)

Wimsey 13:00 MON (b007jvkp)

Wimsey 20:00 MON (b007jvkp)

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Wimsey 01:00 WED (b007jvkv)

Wimsey 06:00 WED (b007jvl0)

Wimsey 13:00 WED (b007jvl0)

Wimsey 20:00 WED (b007jvl0)

Wimsey 01:00 THU (b007jvl0)

Wimsey 06:00 THU (b007jvl4)

Wimsey 13:00 THU (b007jvl4)

Wimsey 20:00 THU (b007jvl4)

Wimsey 01:00 FRI (b007jvl4)

Winston 07:00 MON (b007wvf0)

Winston 17:00 MON (b007wvf0)

Winston 05:00 TUE (b007wvf0)

Wordaholics 09:00 WED (b01c7lk6)

Wordaholics 16:00 WED (b01c7lk6)

Wordaholics 04:00 THU (b01c7lk6)