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SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2018

SAT 00:00 15 Minute Drama (b00r4rdt)
Hilary Mantel - Beyond Black
Alison's Retribution

Dramatisation by Caroline Harrington of Hilary Mantel's blackly comic novel about a professional medium with a troubled past.

Alison knows that in order to banish the demons of her past she must face them and confront the painful truth about what happened in her childhood. With the help of Mrs McGibbet, yet another spirit from her past, Alison learns the worst. Meanwhile, Colette goes back home to Gavin, and the two of them try to remember why they split up in the first place. Alison's appalling spirit guide Morris realises she's lost to him forever now that she has not only faced down her demons but has committed a good deed and will go on to commit more. Alison is at last free to set off into a brighter future with a replacement spirit guide, the sweet and devoted Maureen.

Alison ...... Alison Steadman
Colette ...... Rosie Cavaliero
Morris ...... Bill Wallis
Emmie ...... Katharine Rogers
Aitkenside ...... Simon Armstrong
Gavin ...... Mark Meadows
Mrs McGibbet/Maureen ...... Sheila Hannon

Directed by Sara Davies.


SAT 00:15 Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix (b01ns0y8)
The Ceremony

"Andrew, I do not think you will ever know peace again until you know the ..."

Can student Andrew MacLeod escape the evil that stretches from North Africa to Scotland?

The gripping conclusion of Jonathan Aycliffe's chilling novel abridged in ten parts by Rosemary Goring.

Read by Robert Paterson

Producer: David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 1997.


SAT 00:30 Mastertapes (b03j9np4)
Series 3
Soul II Soul (A-Side)

John Wilson talks to Jazzie B and Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul about their 1989 album 'Club Classics Vol 1' including the global hit Back to Life. Including exclusive performance by the whole band.

Soul II Soul is one of the most successful British black groups of all time. Their ethos of 'a happy face, a thumping bass for a loving race' and the sound of their debut album, released in 1989, defined a time and place in the UK's musical history. Featuring the huge hits 'Back To Life' and 'Keep On Moving' the album took London's multicultural underground club culture into the mainstream and achieved worldwide success. 'Club Classics' mixed the sounds of a burgeoning DJ scene with Jazzie B's distinctly British take on rap and the colossal vocal talents of Caron Wheeler.

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

Mastertapes is new programme in which John Wilson talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's iconic Maida Vale Studios. Each edition includes two episodes, 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.

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


SAT 01:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0952qq3)
BBC National Short Story Award 2017
The Edge of the Shoal

The winning story from BBC National Short Story Award 2017.

Cynan Jones's story of survival on the seas is read by Jamie Parker.

Cynan Jones is the author of five novels, The Long Dry, Everything I Found on the Beach, The Dig, Bird, Blood, Snow and Cove. His work is widely translated, and short stories have appeared on BBC Radio 4 and in a number of anthologies and publications including Granta Magazine and The New Yorker. He also scripted an episode of the television crime drama Hinterland. He has won a Betty Trask Award, the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize, and a Jerwood Fiction Prize, and a chapter of The Dig was shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award in 2013. His novel Cove was longlisted for the Europese Literatuurprijs (in the Netherlands).

The five stories in the BBC National Short Story Award 2017 reflect an energy and excitement about short fiction from a generation of the UK's most dynamic, contemporary writers.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Produced by Simon Richardson.


SAT 01:30 The Big Noise (b00sqkgj)

A music project in Scotland is aiming to improve life for the kids of Stirling.

The Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra under conductor Gustavo Dudamel stole the show at both the Proms and the Edinburgh Festival, offering real proof of the talent and virtuosity that has emerged from the El Sistema programme in Venezuela.

Can Scotland's version of El Sistema - dubbed The Big Noise - achieve as much in the deprived area of The Raploch near Stirling? Lesley Riddoch finds out.

In June 2008, Sistema Scotland, the brainchild of former bishop and current chair of Creative Scotland Richard Holloway, got underway in the Raploch. Its aim - to inspire and galvanise the education and motivation of children from all backgrounds through involvement in orchestral musicianship. Ability is irrelevant. Anyone can join.

It's a project that's not lacked critics. Some argue it takes attention and money away from existing outreach projects. Others resent the insistence on classical music. Richard Holloway is convinced it will boost confidence, pride and empathy, and thereby articulacy and educational ability, both in children and in the wider community.

Two years on, the Big Noise's first full orchestra is launched and Lesley Riddoch takes stock to analyse what the Venezuelan initiative can do in a UK context.

Producers: Amanda Hargreaves and Bronwen Tulloch.


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b045c66n)
Jo Baker - Longbourn
Episode 10

Sarah still has had no word from James, but the Bennet daughters have good news. Pride & Prejudice from the servants' perspective, read by Sophie Thompson.


SAT 02:15 The Making of Music (b007njhw)
Series 1
The Birth of Opera

James Naughtie discovers how history has shaped the development of classical music. Opera was invented by a group of Italian intellectuals called the Camerata in Florence around 1600. They stumbled across something extraordinary - why not tell a story in music? It took off and soon theatres were springing up all over Italy - forty in Venice alone.

Reader Benedict Cumberbatch
Produced by Rosie Boulton, Sara Conkey and Lucy Lunt.
BBC Birmingham.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b04bryc0)
Queens of Noise: Get It On
Episode 5

by Roy Boulter. The debut single's out. The band love it, the record company loves it and Janice Long "loves it to bits". Will the nation agree?

Music Directors ..... Brian Rawling and Marky Bates

Directed by Toby Swift.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b03bg4v9)
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Episode 5

Jung Chang's biography of this remarkable 19th century stateswoman continues. Cixi faces her greatest challenge as ruler when anti-Western feeling in rural China leads to violence.

Read by Pik-Sen Lim
Abridged by Sara Davies
Produced by Gemma Jenkins.


SAT 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b666cj)
2-6 July 1918

The third omnibus of Season 14, Needs Must When the Devil Drives, set in Devon, in the week, in 1918, when the Allied countries launched an intervention into the Russian Civil War.

Cast
Klaus Hofstadter ..... Atilla Akinci
Primrose Holden ..... Jade Matthew
Morris Battley ..... Sean Baker
Sylvia Graham ..... Joanna David
Rose Fairweather ..... Helen Longworth
Daniel Marriott ..... Jonathan Bailey
Gabriel Graham ..... Michael Bertenshaw
Amos Rutter ..... Richard Cotton
Moses Wickens ..... Ed Gaughan
Ludwig Huber ..... Marcel Hagen
Arthur Hurst ..... Mark Heap
Jocelyn Ogden ..... Christine Kavanagh
Isaac Cox ..... James Lailey
Victor Lumley ..... Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley ..... Ami Metcalf
Hardy Walsh ..... Damien Molony
Cora Gidley ..... Joanna Monro
Lionel Summer ..... Geoffrey Palmer
Hector Gidley ..... Brian Protheroe
Eli Lawrence ..... Michael Shelford
Dieter Lippke ..... Joe Sims
Effie Taverner ..... Lizzie Stables
Gert Battley ..... Maggie Steed
Ivan Jackson ..... Lloyd Thomas
Elspeth Taverner ..... Kelly Williams
Charles Summer ..... Rufus Wright

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

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


SAT 04:00 Jest a Minute (b017ptbk)
Series 2
Episode 5

Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz from the Glee Club in Cardiff.

With Greg Davies, Eggsy, Lloyd Langford and Chris Corcoran.

Producers: Paul Forde and Gareth Gwynn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in 2009.


SAT 04:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007qcsv)
Series 1
Episode 3

Tamsyn and Jago's smuggling exploits are to be chronicled at close quarters by a group of fly-on-the-wall balladeers.

They get some exciting material as Jago's up before an unusually hard-line judge - and it seems there's no escape from the noose...

18th century Cornish village sitcom by the writers of Dead Ringers - Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.

Starring Lucy Speed as Tamsyn Trelawny, John Bowe as Jago Trelawny, Cameron Stewart as Major Thomas Falconer, Andrew McGibbon as Captain Marriot, Martin Hyder as Squire Bascombe, Mark Felgate as Dewey, Mark Perry as Judge Pettiforth and Michael Fenton Stevens as Anthony the Balladeer.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2003.


SAT 05:00 Winston (b00q9280)
Winston Back Home
After All This Time, a Happy Ending

Old rogue Winston is set to wed Nancy at last, but exactly how will they tie the knot?

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

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1994.


SAT 05:30 Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre (b06r8cjk)
Episode 3

Michael Frayn: the most comic philosophical writer of our time. An all-star cast has great fun with his hilarious view of us all. People talking. To each other, to themselves. To no one. Trying to communicate. To explain.

In Episode 3, a controlling theatre director (Alex Jennings) thinks he can direct anything. Lloyd Owen and Rosalind Ayres talk to each other on their mobiles, yards apart. Patricia Hodge and Roger Allam can't agree on how to deal with household repairs. And Matthew Wolf decides to take a short break from this very programme. Ian Ogilvy, Julia McKenzie, Julian Sands and Sophie Winkleman attend an unusual Memorial, and Janie Dee and Richard Sisson enjoy a musical invitation list. Martin Jarvis lectures on being 'quite clear'.

So no worries about queuing up to get a drink in the interval or finding the loo. We're on the radio - the theatre of the listener's imagination. Sit back and enjoy.

Episode 3 cast: Alex Jennings, Patricia Hodge, Roger Allam, Rosalind Ayres, Mathew Wolf, Ian Ogilvy, Julia McKenzie, Sophie Winkleman, Julian Sands, Janie Dee, Richard Sisson, Martin Jarvis

Written by Michael Frayn

Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 06:00 Rose Tremain (b0bk10sh)
Temporary Shelter

Salesman Larry is feeling burnt out, so he and wife Marje try to relax on their first holiday in seven years at a camp site in the South of France.

Appearing to be full of jovial bonhomie, Larry reveals a very different side to his nature when Trist suddenly pitches his tent next door and starts to question him...

Rose Tremain's drama stars Roy Kinnear as Larry, Fiona Walker as Marje, Anthony Newlands as Trist, Yves Aubert as Jean-Louis and Grazyna Monvid as Annette.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Kay Patrick.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.


SAT 07:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (b072n5xh)
Jinnah: The Chess Player

Professor Sunil Khilnani, from the King's India Institute in London, looks at the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Descriptions of his early life do not sound like someone who would go on to lead India's Muslims: he spoke English, dressed impeccably in Western clothes from Savile Row, smoked cigarettes and, according to some accounts, consumed alcohol and ate pork. Yet it was Jinnah who, along with others, publicly assented to the partition of India which, carried out in haste, would give roughly half of India's Muslims political autonomy, cause around a million deaths, displace some 14 million people and transform the geopolitics of the world.
Producer: Mark Savage
Music: Talvin Singh.


SAT 07:30 Touchline Tales (b01p0vfd)
Series 3
Episode 1

Old friends Des Lynam and Christopher Matthew return with a third series of the programme in which they head to sporting venues, in order to enjoy, observe, reminisce and trade tales about some of the greatest pleasures in their lives. This time round, they muse and mutter during a training session at a boxing gym and they reminisce and recount their own experiences of Real Tennis during the British Open. But they begin the series amongst the youthful of a school rugby match at Rugby School.

As a commentator and friend of sporting stars, Des has a fund of stories to tell, and insights to reveal, about the men and women in professional sport - their lives, their characters, their training regimes, their triumphs and their disasters. But Christopher more than matches him with his own experiences as a lifelong spectator at the highest levels of sport (and, like Des, an occasional participant at the lowest), as well as with his observations on sporting events he finds himself attending for the first time.

Indeed, amusing, informative and entertaining talk between old friends is what these programmes are all about.

Recorded entirely on location, their extended discourses have been edited down to a seamless half hour - with each programme capturing the atmosphere, the passion, the frustration, the humour and, at times, the sheer quaintness, of entertainments regularly enjoyed by millions of people up and down the land.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b03ddnfm)
Not Enough Hours in the Day

In this Archive on Four Claudia Hammond traces the history of the time use survey.She explores how social change has transformed the way people use their time, with more women working outside the home and the rise of supposedly labour-saving devices. These days men have an average of 5 hours and 48 minutes spare and women have 5 hours and 23 minutes, far more time than most people realise. Going back to the BBC archives and others such as those at Sussex University Claudia compares now with the past.

Eighty years ago the BBC conducted Britain's first ever survey of time use. Its aim was to discover whether anyone would have time to take up a brand new leisure activity - watching TV. In fact last year's time use survey in the US tells us that if people gain any unexpected spare time they spend it watching TV.

But we are unreliable chroniclers of our time: even in the last fortnight we remember only between nine and fifteen things we have done.

The programme will trace the history of the time-use surveys and why they are much harder to conduct than you might think. People hate filling them in. Lawyers have to account for every six minutes of their time in order to charge the right clients, so they're experts on time use, but they detest doing it because it reminds them how fast time goes.

Using the BBC written archives and first-hand accounts of time-use from the Mass Observation Archive at Sussex University Claudia follows the changes in the way time-use has been measured.

We'll also learn hear the idiosyncratic stories of the individuals who recorded their own time use. The Reverend Robert Shields has written what is thought to be the longest diary in the world. It's 30 times longer than Pepys' diary and it fills 91 cardboard boxes. Using six typewriters he noted down everything he did, describing everything from his dreams to his urination. He died in 2007 and won't allow most of it to be read until 2057, but a few pages are available. Then there's Gordon Bell who works for Microsoft and is chronicling every 20 seconds of his life with a photograph and employs people to scan every page he reads from books, so that there's a complete digital record of his life.


SAT 09:00 Writing Yorkshire (b007jy0t)

Poet, Radio presenter, and Yorkshireman Ian McMillan has been on a literary tour around God's Own Country to visit the streets, towns, cities and moors that have inspired so much classic writing. From Ian's own home town of Barnsley and his own literary hero Barry Hines, to the Moors of Haworth that will forever belong to The Brontës, we're exploring a county bursting at the seams with writers and writing.

Ian chats to Blake Morrison, author of 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?' about the idiosyncratic way that Yorkshiremen speak, and visits the offices of Peepal Tree Press to hear from poet Khadijah Ibrahiim, who writes about her Jamaican Yorkshire identity.

Along the way Ian brings us the following programmes from the BBC Archives

A Kestrel for A Knave
Episode 1 of the 2008 Book at Bedtime adaptation of Barry Hines novel read by James Anthony Pearson.

Still Angry After All These Years
Documentary following Barry Hines as he returns to the streets of Barnsley

The Shuttleworths - Mini Break in Giggleswick

Wuthering Heights
Episode 4 from the 2018 adaptation by Rachel Joyce of Emily Bronte's novel

Writers on Themselves - Ted Hughes
Ted Hughes' essay 'The Rock', first heard on the Third Programme in 1963

Billy Liar
The final episode of the 1991 adaptation

A Chip in the Sugar
Alan Bennett reads his classic monologue

Presenter: Ian McMillan
Producer: Jessica Treen.


SAT 12:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b03zy1cd)
Series 13
Episode 1

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

Alex Horne, Lucy Beaumont, John Finnemore and Jack Dee are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as birds, witches, pubs and shoes.

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

Producer: Jon Naismith

A Random production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 12:30 Second Thoughts (b007jx4k)
Series 2
Overtaken By Events

Hannah's driving her mother round the bend, while son Joe is discovering girls.

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill MacGregor and Faith Greyshott 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, Celia Imrie as Hilary, Kelda Holmes as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe.

Series two 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: Sioned Wiliam

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1989.


SAT 13:00 AL Kennedy - Subterranean Homesick Blues (b0bk12c7)
Series 3 Omnibus

Their tempestuous relationship means they couldn't manage a week's holiday together, so how is John going to persuade Maggie that they have a future?

AL Kennedy's continuing comic drama starring Bill Nighy and Anna Calder-Marshall as John and Maggie attempting to give love one more chance.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in September 2018.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bk12c9)
Robert Winston

Professor Robert Winston chooses the second movement from Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio.


SAT 14:15 Down Your Way (b0bk12cc)
Heather Couper in the East Midlands

Astronomer Heather Couper explores the unknown delights of East Leicestershire and north Northamptonshire.

Heather checks her watch by the stars and steps back in time to 1066.

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

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b03ddnfm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Rose Tremain (b0bk10sh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (b072n5xh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SAT 17:30 Touchline Tales (b01p0vfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b06dk5t0)
Heroes of Sontar
Episode 1

The Time Lord takes Tegan to the planet Samur to recuperate. However, it's not the haven it once was.

Peter Davison is the Fifth Doctor with his companion Tegan Jovanka played by Janet Fielding.

Planet Samur was once a peaceful haven. Pilgrims journeyed across the seven galaxies to meditate in the courtyards of the vast Citadel that spanned its equator. It was Samur's misfortune, however, to find itself situated on the furthermost frontier in the eternal war between the amoeboid Rutan Host and the belligerent, troll-like Sontarans...

Twenty years after detonating a bacteriological weapon over Samur, rendering it uninhabitable, the Sontarans are back: a select platoon of seven has landed here on a secret mission, carrying sealed orders given to them by Fleet Marshal Stabb.

The TARDIS has landed here, too, bringing the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa into the second great Battle of Samur. Fighting not only the Sontarans, but mystical mercenaries... and a deadly, decades-old curse.

Written by Alan Barnes and directed by Ken Bentley.

A Big Finish production.


SAT 19:00 Writing Yorkshire (b007jy0t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 The Lee Mack Show (b00c075z)
The Lee Mack Show
Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson joins the quick-fire comic for stand-up, sketches and music. With Angela McHale and Steve Brown. From March 2005.


SAT 22:30 The Richest Man in Britain (b00nw3wq)
The Kidnap

Sitcom by Nick Hornby and Giles Smith about an ageing rock star and his search for fulfilment.

Trillionnaire rocker Dave Mabbutt finds the perfect excuse to get rid of shed-loads of cash when his mum is taken hostage.

Dave Mabbutt ...... Mark Williams
Dom ...... Russell Tovey
Mr Green the Banker ......Geoff McGivern
Dimitri the Kidnapper ...... Phil Cornwell
Sophie/Waiter ...... Matt Addis.


SAT 23:00 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b0639xp0)
Series 2
Sugar

Comedian Simon Evans' new series about the economics of some of the goods - or bads - to which we're addicted.

If you crave your daily coffee, can't get by without a cigarette, feel that mid-afternoon slump without your sugar-fix, or can't face an evening without a glass of wine, you are definitely not alone. But have you ever thought about the economics that has made your addiction possible? Who does it profit? And would you want to make some canny investments that take advantage of our human weaknesses?
In this series, Simon Evans looks at the economics, history and health issues behind these oh-so-addictive commodities.

This week it's sugar. Some people say sugar could be the new tobacco - exposed as a health risk that's been knowingly concealed for decades. And the trouble is sugar is in almost everything now - even things that 'look' savoury. What part does economics have to play in how we have got to this point? How do we make sense of what the food industry is doing with sugar? And if we want to invest in this addiction, how do we do it?
With the help of economics guru, More Or Less host Tim Harford and the Queen of investment know-how, Merryn Somerset Webb, plus author David Gillespie, Simon walks us around the economics of this very familiar commodity and pokes fun at our relationship with it.
Presented by Simon Evans, with regular guests Tim Harford and Merryn Somerset Webb.
Written by Simon Evans, Benjamin Partridge and Andy Wolton.
Produced by Claire Jones.


SAT 23:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b00xhzjc)
Series 3
Episode 3

Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas, considers the blue-sky political policy suggestions of the public.

This week's agenda:

1) Nationalise British Music Festivals

2) Abolish Stamp Duty

3) Reduce Voting Age to 16

Plus more weird and wonderful suggestions from the studio audience, submitted as "Any Other Business".



SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2018

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b06dk5t0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 AL Kennedy - Subterranean Homesick Blues (b0bk12c7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bk12c9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Down Your Way (b0bk12cc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b03ddnfm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Rose Tremain (b0bk10sh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (b072n5xh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Touchline Tales (b01p0vfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Queens of Noise - Omnibus (b04cfft4)
Get It On

It's 1989. All-girl band Velveteens are high on champagne and excitement as they sign their first record deal. Are they on the road to be wannabe flops or Top of the Pops?

In 2012, BBC Radio 2 broadcast a pilot music drama 'Shout to the Top', the brainchild of Jeff Smith with music industry veterans Louise Wener (Sleeper) and Roy Boulter (The Farm) drawing on their own experiences.

And so were born Velveteens, an all-girl band desperate to make it in the days before the digital revolution changed the music business forever.

Migrating to BBC Radio 4 / 4 Extra, the resulting series picks up the story as the band signs to a major record company. Now sharing a flat and with only pennies in their pockets, the three young members of the band embark on a roller coaster ride on the road to who-knows-where. Calling the shots is their new manager, Sam Shephurst.

Sylvie ..... Samantha Robinson
Beth ..... Anneika Rose
Rain ..... Hannah Arterton
Sam ..... Joe Absolom
Christy ..... Clare Corbett
Alec ..... Damian Lynch
Richard ..... Matthew Watson
Music directors ..... Brian Rawling and Marky Bates

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


SUN 07:15 Michael Carson - Constant Repetition (b007qq9q)

"It suddenly occurs to me that while I'm in here, William will be at home, on his own. On his own. And him only 52. Only 52!"

An elderly woman resident in an old people's home plots her escape to be with her son.

Patricia Hayes reads Michael Carson's short story.

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1988.


SUN 07:30 To Hull and Back (b06kdz3q)
Series 1
An Affair to Forget

Sophie is on a quest for love whilst her mother is trying to get accepted in to a posh Lady's Golf Club.

Door-to-door sellers peddling thick bleach and an accident with a milk float all conspire to thwart their efforts.

Series 1 of the sitcom by BBC New Comedy Award winner, Lucy Beaumont.

Sophie still lives at home with her mum in Hull. They make a living doing car boot sales at the weekend. Except they don't really make a living because her mum can't bear to get rid of any of their junk. Plus, they don't have a car. As their house gets more cluttered, Sophie feels more trapped.

Starring Lucy Beaumont as Sophie and Maureen Lipman as Sheila.

Producer: Carl Cooper

A BBC Radio Comedy Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


SUN 08:00 Well, At Least It Didn't Rain (b007qq88)

Funerals are supposed to be solemn occasions but they can be fraught with disasters - especially when elderly Nell and tropical fish tanks are involved.

Renny Krupinski's comedy drama stars Patricia Hayes as Nell, Rosemary Leach as Joan, Mary Wimbush as Maisy, Zelah Clarke as Angela and Kim Wall as David.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1988.


SUN 08:30 Take It From Here (b01bw857)
From 09/04/1958

King Charles II fancies sampling saucy Nell Gwynn's oranges - and in 'The Glums', how did Pa Glum get his black eye?

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield.

Music from Wallace Eaton and the Keynotes and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Scripted by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.


SUN 09:00 Hello World: How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine (Omnibus) (b0bk19xh)

Society has slowly handed over significant control to computers, but how much should we rely on them over our own instincts?

Mathematician Hannah Fry uncovers the hidden algorithms which can be found behind almost every aspect of our modern lives. She lifts the lid on their inner workings, demonstrating their power and exposing their limitations.

Along the way she asks if our personal data ever be safe online and reveals what humans and computers can do when they work together in fields such as medicine, transport and even chess.

Written and read by Hannah Fry
Abridged by Robin Brooks
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in September 2018.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b04xs4bx)
John and Fiona - A Second Chance

Fi Glover with a conversation between a father and daughter, both musicians, reflecting on the turn of events that led her to exchange her career as a dancer for one as a singer.

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

Producer: Marya Burgess.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b073gv0l)
Comedy Writers
Richard Curtis

From the Beach Boys to Frank Sinatra, comedy writer Richard Curtis shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From February 1999.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b0bk19xr)
Series 4
Buried Bodies

Radiolab asks how far lawyers should go to provide the best defence to the worst people?

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

Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich investigate a strange world.

First broadcast on public radio in the USA.


SUN 12:00 Well, At Least It Didn't Rain (b007qq88)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Take It From Here (b01bw857)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Queens of Noise - Omnibus (b04cfft4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Michael Carson - Constant Repetition (b007qq9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Transcription (Omnibus) (b0bk1dkr)
Episode 2

In 1940 radio producer Juliet Armstrong is about to be given one last undercover mission by her unlikely new fiancé, Perry Gibbons.

Set in the years after the Second World War, Kate Atkinson's novel puts idealism on the spot and asks who can be trusted when loyalty is pushed to its limits.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts.

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2018.


SUN 15:45 Inside the Queen's Head (b00t3vh9)
Beartown

Lemn Sissay visits pubs with the Queen's name to meet her subjects, including the drinkers of affluent Congleton in Cheshire.


SUN 16:00 John Fletcher - Black Maria (b007637g)

The true story of the most famous murderess of the Victorian era, Maria Manning.

A seamstress turned outlaw, her sensational trial mesmerised the nation. Each night in prison, Maria famously sewed black dresses to dazzle the waiting public, making the most splendid of all the night before her execution.

John Fletcher's play tells the compelling story of the woman after whom prison vans were called "black marias".

Maria Manning .... Charlotte Coleman
William Jackson ... Kenny Blyth
The Editor ... Julian Glover
Joseph O'Connor ... John Hartley
Fred Manning ..... Jonathan Keeble
Virginia Potts ....Carolyn Pickles

Director: Virginia Crompton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b0bk1dkw)
The Bards of Somalia

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'The Bards of Somalia' featuring the country's news-reporting poets.

What could Britain learn from Somalia - a country where poetry is nothing less than the main means of cultural communication?

Portrayed abroad as a land beset by gunmen, pirates and famine, it is also known by those who live there as a Nation of Poets. Somalia had no written language until 1972 and poetry has always been the country's core form of mass communication - whether the spoken word or, more recently, via cassettes and radios.

Verse has, in many areas, taken the place of history books, newspapers and television as the main means of spreading news and comment. Poets who have real skill - the true bards - have the power to shape current events and receive both social and political privileges.

Can we integrate any of these elements into British poetry? Instead of one Laureate, should we have hundreds of bards reflecting the diversity of our nation - people we can turn to for everything from the poetic equivalent of a Times leader to the latest gossip around the parish pump? Can poetry be integrated into our daily lives as successfully as in Somalia?

In discussion with presenter Rageh Omaar, poets from the Somali community in Britain and expert translators wonder if - through the medium of everything from the spoken word to text messaging - Somalia's bards might provide the germ of a new form of information sharing in Britain.

Producer: Neil Cargill

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


SUN 17:30 To Hull and Back (b06kdz3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Afternoon Drama (b00770q3)
Nick Warburton - Fridays When It Rains

A girl on a late night train journey meets a man with a strange tale to tell.

Nick Warburton's ghostly drama is set in the age of steam railways.

Starring Clive Swift as Dove and Lyndsey Marshal as Connie.

Director: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


SUN 18:45 Roald Dahl (b0790vxt)
Lamb to the Slaughter

Patrick Maloney comes home one night with shocking news for his wife - but not as big as the shock she's going to give him!

Jenny Lynch reads Roald Dahl's short story.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b0bk19xr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Hello World: How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine (Omnibus) (b0bk19xh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b04xs4bx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b073gv0l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 To Hull and Back (b06kdz3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Self Storage (b01hn1q8)
Dating

Judy fixes Dave up on his first date since his marriage broke up. Stars Reece Shearsmith. From October 2007.


SUN 22:45 2000 Years of Radio (b0076b0q)
Series 2
Sherwood FM

Can the Sheriff of Nottingham develop a sinister laugh? Recreation of the wireless archives with Al Holloway. From October 2002.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0bl2y9l)
Harry and Chris 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Harry and Chris.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b0bj7yqz)
Series 19
Episode 1

BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show Newsjack returns for its 19th series with host Angela Barnes. A scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public.

Featuring: Jason Forbes, Chiara Goldsmith and Kiell Smith-Bynoe

Script Editors: Ed Amsden and Tom Coles

Producer: Adnan Ahmed and Hayley Sterling

A BBC Studios Production.


SUN 23:30 Beauty of Britain (b00n4zgv)
Series 1
The Lord Lieutenant's Lady

Comedy by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson. Beauty Olonga works as a carer for the Featherdown Agency and sees herself as an inspiration to other African girls hoping to achieve their goals in the land of semi-skimmed milk. We see Britain through her eyes - its overheated houses, its disappointing church services and its over-fondness for cauliflower cheese.

Beauty is caught between a warring couple, which is a good distraction from her disastrous crush on worship leader Wayne.

Beauty ...... Jocelyn Jee Esien
Nancy Snow ...... Rosemary Leach
Miss Macleod ...... Anne Reid
Worship Leader Wayne ...... Javone Prince
Sally ...... Felicity Montagu
Karen ...... Nicola Sanderson
Mrs Gupte ...... Indira Joshi
Anil ...... Paul Sharma
Mrs Daly/Choir Member ...... Nicola Sanderson

Music by The West End Gospel Choir.



MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2018

MON 00:00 Afternoon Drama (b00770q3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Roald Dahl (b0790vxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Queens of Noise - Omnibus (b04cfft4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Michael Carson - Constant Repetition (b007qq9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Transcription (Omnibus) (b0bk1dkr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Inside the Queen's Head (b00t3vh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 John Fletcher - Black Maria (b007637g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b0bk1dkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 To Hull and Back (b06kdz3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnxh)
The Cave of Secrets

Ex-commando Dick Barton uncovers an enemy plot to capture a British secret weapon.

Noel Johnson stars as Dick Barton, with John Mann as Snowey White, Alex McCrindle as Jock, William Fox as Colonel Gardiner and Margaret Robertson as Jean Hunter.

From 1946 to 1951, Dick Barton - Special Agent thrilled millions of listeners to the BBC Light Programme. The daily serial followed the exciting adventures of ex-commando Captain Richard Barton and his wartime mates Snowey White and Jock Anderson, who must solve all manner of intriguing crimes and mysteries.

Heralded by an iconic signature tune (Devil's Galop by Charles Williams) each gripping episode left listeners with a torrid cliff-hanger.

Sadly many of Dick's adventures didn't survive in the BBC archive. But in 1972 as part of celebrations for the BBC's Golden Jubilee, Dick's very first ten-part adventure by Edward J Mason was recreated with many of the original cast.

With Heron Carvic as The Professor, Derek Birch as Jimmie Law, Richard Hurndall as Sir Archie Wrangle and Geoffrey Collins as the Corporal.

Producer: Raymond Raikes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1972.


MON 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b04f9frh)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Dark Fire
Episode 1

Gripping dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's atmospheric Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

London, 1540, hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake has lived quietly in the three years since he was asked by Cromwell to investigate a murder at Scarnsea monastery on England's south coast (a story told in "Dissolution"). But his quiet life is soon forgotten as he rushes to solve two very different but urgent mysteries: save the life of a young girl accused of a terrible murder; and, discover who has stolen the last precious batch of Greek Fire, a mythical weapon of mass destruction.

Accompanied by Cromwell's man - the young and impetuous Barak - Shardlake desperately searches for clues against the backdrop of a hot and stinking London summer.

A fast and furious crime drama, "Dark Fire" features ethical dilemmas, intriguing characters and a luminous historical setting. Starring Justin Salinger as Shardlake, Bryan Dick as Barak and Robert Glenister as Thomas Cromwell.

Written by C. J. Sansom
Dramatised by Colin MacDonald
Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.


MON 06:30 Dick Barton: A Very Special Agent (b00t0fnk)

Alexander Armstrong examines the impact and popularity of special agent Dick Barton whose adventures ran on the BBC Light Programme from 1946 to 1951- and are still enjoyed today on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Dick Barton starred in the BBC's first ever daily radio serial, and went on to appear in over 700 episodes. Millions gathered around the wireless feeling a rush of excitement when they heard the serial's memorable signature tune 'Devil's Galop', listening entranced to the exploits of the ex-commando Captain and his faithful lieutenants Jock and Snowy.

Alexander looks back to Barton's arrival and discovers that despite the serial's enormous popularity the programme attracted many critics, including one listener who described it as "blatant sadism corrupting the minds of our youth using the exact method used by the Nazis".

And discover how in an attempt to respond to the controversy, the script-writers adhered to 13 codes of conduct, such as: no sex, no booze, no bad language and all violence must be limited to "clean socks on the jaw."

Contributors include Gareth Johnson, son of the first actor to play Barton, award winning playwright Phil Wilmott and Barton fan John Mundy.

Archive interviews include Producer Neil Tuson and various cast members including Thora Hird who played various female roles in the first few series

The programme also reveals Barton's various reincarnations on film, television and most recently a stage musical.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


MON 07:00 Flying the Flag (b007jx74)
Series 1
Notes from the Underground

In which mushrooms are picked, the right questions are not asked, and a sign of civilisation is revealed.

Confusion reigns as the British Embassy prepares a report on the local political outlook.

Alex Shearer's Eastern bloc embassy sitcom.

Starring Dinsdale Landen as HM Ambassador Mackenzie, Peter Acre as William Frost, Moir Leslie as Helen Waterson, Stephen Greif as Spiro, Michael Bilton as Yakov and Sue Broomfield as Eugenia.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1987.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b0bh431l)
Series 82
Episode 6

Year 51 and Series 82 of the nationally treasured panel game. In this episode Nicholas Parsons introduces another four dynamic players of the game, Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Jan Ravens and Rufus Hound.

Bad apples and pasta are on the menu this week.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.
Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production.


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007tdvy)
The Wild Man of the Woods

The lad announces that he's rejecting society to go and live a truly rural life.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1957.


MON 08:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jq3p)
The Builder

The nationality of a workman reignites old Home Guard hostilities for Wilson, Hodges and Pike.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges, Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins, Glynn Edwards as Guthrie and Stella Tanner as Myrtle.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in August 1984.


MON 09:00 Wordaholics (b01sdmd2)
Series 2
Episode 6

Gyles Brandreth presides over the comedy panel game where, this week, Susie Dent and Lloyd Langford compete against Dave Gorman and Natalie Haynes to find out which team is the most passionate and knowledgeable about words.

This week Susie Dent reveals two of her favourite now-defunct words from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary are 'pandiculation' (to stretch while yawning) and 'snirtle' (to laugh in a quiet and restrained manner); Dave Gorman comes up with a new cliche to replace 'Curiosity Killed the Cat'; Natalie Haynes tells us what the Cockney rhyming slang 'a Basil' refers to and Lloyd Langford is asked the meaning of 'dumpoke' from the 1903 dictionary, 'Hobson Jobson - A Glossary of Anglo Indian Colloquial Words and Phrases' (a book which Susie Dent claims is 'a very good read').

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


MON 09:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b007jx9r)
Series 1
The System

Mr Maxwell's attempt to maintain playground law and order, lands him in trouble.

School comedy created and written by Jim Eldridge. Ten series of this King Street Junior ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Stars Carolyn Pickles as Mrs Devon, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Michael Cochrane as Mr Maxwell, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Teresa Gallagher as Miss Featherstone, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reid, Sidney Kean as Mr Bradbury, Sandy Walsh as Mrs Bradbury, Campbell Morrison as Chief Superintendent Donaldson, Peter Landi as Detective Sergeant Richards, Sonny Muslim as Matt Bradbury, Sam Morris as Sanjay and Layla Gillespie as Zenal.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002.


MON 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b668hn)
9-13 July 1918

The fourth omnibus of Season 14, Needs Must When the Devil Drives, set in Devon, in the week, in 1918, when the Russian Soviet Republic adopted its first constitution, containing the slogan 'He who does not work, neither shall he eat!'. At Halecot Farm, meanwhile, Dieter has been toiling all night.

Cast
Elspeth Taverner ..... Kelly Williams
Ivan Jackson ..... Lloyd Thomas
Kitty Lumley ..... Ami Metcalf
Hector Gidley ..... Brian Protheroe
Silas Morrow ..... Shaun Dooley
Klaus Hofstadter ..... Atilla Akinci
Daniel Marriott ..... Jonathan Bailey
Gabriel Graham ..... Michael Bertenshaw
Howard Argent ..... Gunnar Cauthery
Amos Rutter ..... Richard Cotton
Moses Wickens ..... Ed Gaughan
Ludwig Huber ..... Marcel Hagen
Arthur Hurst ..... Mark Heap
Cathy Lawrence ..... Debbie Korley
Isaac Cox ..... James Lailey
Vernon Goodman ..... John Lightbody
Rose Fairweather ..... Helen Longworth
Victor Lumley ..... Joel MacCormack
Primrose Holden ..... Jade Matthew
Cora Gidley ..... Joanna Monro
Robin Bowder ..... Sean Murray
Sid Butler ..... Nigel Pilkington
Adeline Lumley ..... Helen Schlesinger
Dieter Lippke ..... Joe Sims
Effie Taverner ..... Lizzie Stables
Clarence Ogden ..... David Sterne
Peter Lumley ..... Beatrice White

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Ciaran Bermingham
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

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


MON 11:00 Irish International (b04wwtt0)
An Ulsterman in New York by Nick Laird

Three original stories from current, cutting edge Irish writers, Nick Laird, Philip O Ceallaigh and Robert McLiam Wilson, who have chosen to leave Ireland and make their homes in New York, Bucharest and Paris who each give their own unique take on being an Irishman living and writing abroad.


MON 11:15 Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim (b00fl5n4)
Series 1
He Who Would Valiant Be

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

Paul Hilton stars as the reluctant and unthanked hero protecting mankind from an enemy they resist believing in.

Pilgrim is summoned to help retrieve an egg stolen from the Lady Ursula - a huge, powerful dragon. The egg has been stolen by the outlaw Faerie, Puck, who has holed up in a house in a small town on the outskirts of Birmingham. Puck has recruited a bunch of feral 'estate lads' to his army. Indeed, he has bewitched the whole town. Pilgrim must retrieve the egg before Ursula can exact a terrible retribution.

Directed by Marc Beeby.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007tdvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jq3p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b04f9frh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


MON 13:30 Dick Barton: A Very Special Agent (b00t0fnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03bqfwz)
James Bond - Solo
Episode 1

It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge.

A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in a small West African nation. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice.

Bond's renegade action leads him to Washington DC, where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors.

Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.

Written by William Boyd, who is the author of one work of non-fiction, three collections of short stories and thirteen novels, including the bestselling historical spy thriller Restless - winner of the Costa Novel of the Year - and Any Human Heart, in which the character of Ian Fleming features. Among his other awards are the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Jean Monnet. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2005 he was awarded the CBE.

Solo - a James Bond novel written by William Boyd. Copyright Ian Fleming Publications Limited 2013

Reader: Paterson Joseph
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Producer: Joanna Green
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:15 The Making of Music (b007nt6t)
Series 1
The Sun King

James Naughtie presents a series chronicling the historical influences that affected the course of classical music.

11/30. The Sun King

Jean-Baptiste Lully, despite his reputation as a notorious libertine, became the composer to Louis XIV. His music, used in extravagant court dances and spectacles, helped to establish the Sun King's image as a divine monarch.

Read by Laurence Fox and Benedict Cumberbatch.


MON 14:30 Helen Lederer - All Change (b007644j)
Let's Get Physical

As she reaches for her mid-40s, comedienne Helen Lederer takes a lighter look at women growing old disgracefully.

Written by and starring Helen Lederer

With Stephen Moore, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Tom George.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b03cdzk2)
Heston Blumenthal - Historic Heston
Episode 1

Heston Blumenthal's name is synonymous with cutting edge cuisine but his inspiration comes from the history of British cooking. In 'Historic Heston' he chooses twenty eight dishes which span from medieval times to the late 19th Century. He takes them apart, then puts them together again with his own inimitable twist, so creating a sublime 21st Century take on ancient delicacies.

Today's recipe comes from 'The Forme of Cury', the oldest extant cookbook in English, which was 'compiled of the chef Maister Cokes of kyng Richard the Secunde.'

Written by Heston Blumenthal
Read by Heston Blumenthal and Hugh Dennis

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


MON 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b668hn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Wordaholics (b01sdmd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b007jx9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b007jx74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b0bh431l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Marty Ross - Catch My Breath (b007k378)
Episode 1

On the run from a women's prison in the Scottish Highlands, Kate and Colleen are given refuge in a vast country mansion by a charming but rather enigmatic host, Adam Strachan.

It could be a decision they come to regret...

The storyline for Marty Ross's supernatural five-part thriller is based around the notion, found in old Scottish folk tales, of the Beatha Greimach - literally 'The Breath
Thief' - a celtic demon said to lure victims into a kiss which would drain the soul from their bodies.

Kate .................................................................. Claire Knight
Colleen ............................................ . Suzanne Donaldson
Strachan ........................................................ Liam Brennan
Old Strachan ............................................... John Shedden
Donnie .......................................................... Lewis Howden
Isla .............................................................. Eileen McCallum
Octavia ......................................................... Lucy Patterson
DC Carbeth ....................................................... James Bryce
WPC Briggs ..................................................... Jill Riddiford
Dennis ............................................................ Finlay McLean

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Radio Scotland. First broadcast in 2007.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0077153)
Eoin Colfer & Katharine Whitehorn

Sue MacGregor is joined by author Eoin Colfer and journalist Katharine Whitehorn on their favourite children's books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Robert Graves and JM Barrie.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007tdvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jq3p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b04f9frh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


MON 20:30 Dick Barton: A Very Special Agent (b00t0fnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Irish International (b04wwtt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim (b00fl5n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b0bh431l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Start/Stop (b04vk6l2)
Series 2
Hotel

Hit comedy about three marriages in various states of disrepair. Starring Jack Docherty, Kerry Godliman, John Thomson, Fiona Allen, Charlie Higson and Sally Bretton.

This week David has to go into hospital for a delicate operation. Cathy is away on a spa weekend with Fiona. And Barney, Evan and Alice find themselves home alone. Could this be the opportunity for Barney and Alice to spend some time together?

Producer ..... Claire Jones.


MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0bl2yh0)
Lou Sanders 1/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Laura Lexx chats to Lou Sanders.


MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra (b0bk4cxg)
Series 24
Episode 3

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


MON 23:45 Hearing With Hegley (b0075s38)
Series 2
Episode 3

Poet John Hegley doing what he does best - entertaining an audience with a microphone and a book of verse. With Nigel Piper. From September 1998.



TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2018

TUE 00:00 Marty Ross - Catch My Breath (b007k378)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0077153)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:15 15 Minute Drama (b04f9frh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Dick Barton: A Very Special Agent (b00t0fnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b03bqfwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 The Making of Music (b007nt6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Helen Lederer - All Change (b007644j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b03cdzk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b668hn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Wordaholics (b01sdmd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b007jx9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b007jx74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b0bh431l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnxj)
Formula for Death

Dick Barton learns about the true nature of the secret weapon - and sets off to secure its vital instructions.

Noel Johnson stars as Dick Barton, with John Mann as Snowey White, Alex McCrindle as Jock, William Fox as Colonel Gardiner and Margaret Robertson as Jean Hunter.

From 1946 to 1951, Dick Barton - Special Agent thrilled millions of listeners to the BBC Light Programme. The daily serial followed the exciting adventures of ex-commando Captain Richard Barton and his wartime mates Snowey White and Jock Anderson, who must solve all manner of intriguing crimes and mysteries.

Heralded by an iconic signature tune (Devil's Galop by Charles Williams) each gripping episode left listeners with a torrid cliff-hanger.

Sadly many of Dick's adventures didn't survive in the BBC archive. But in 1972 as part of celebrations for the BBC's Golden Jubilee, Dick's very first ten-part adventure by Edward J Mason was recreated with many of the original cast.

With Nigel Graham as Andrews, William Bedle as the 1st Policeman, Ronald Herdman as the 2nd Policeman and Geoffrey Collins as the Porter.

Producer: Raymond Raikes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1972.


TUE 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b04f9q7r)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Dark Fire
Episode 2

Atmospheric dramatisation of CJ Sansom's gripping Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

London, 1540, hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake is summoned by Cromwell and forced to undertake a deadly secret mission: tracking down a batch of Greek Fire, an ancient weapon of mass destruction, thought to have been lost with the fall of Constantinople.

Written by C. J. Sansom
Dramatised by Colin MacDonald
Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.


TUE 06:30 The House That Jazz Built (b00p315y)

Celebrating 50 years of Ronnie Scott's, Paul Merton looks back at the origins of Ronnie Scott's, Britain's most famous jazz venue, and examines its impact in the world of music.

Ever since his trips in the late-1940s to the jazz clubs of New York's 52nd Street, Ronnie Scott dreamt of opening his own London venue. His vision came true when the first Ronnie Scott's club opened on Gerrard Street, Soho, in 1959.

The initial plan was purely to provide a base for British jazz musicians to jam. However, the club quickly developed a reputation for featuring the best in modern jazz and soon provided a platform for the world's greatest jazz musicians. It became a Mecca for jazz music fans and a popular hang-out for politicians, comedians and actors.

In 1965 it relocated a short distance to Frith Street, where it remains one of the world's most celebrated jazz rooms, complete with its own studio and record label.

Recorded on location at Ronnie Scott's, the programme features interviews with leading jazz artists Salena Jones, Ian Shaw, Jay Phelps and James Pearson, and features music and archive from personalities associated with the venue during its 50-year history.


TUE 07:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx5j)
Series 2
Rebel Without a Pause

Faith and teenage son Joe fall out, but is Bill the cause or the cure? Stars James Bolam and Lynda Bellingham. From November 1989.


TUE 07:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03wq26m)
Series 1
Smugglers

Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'.

King of the one-liners, Milton Jones returns BBC to Radio 4 for an amazing 10th series in a new format where he has decided to set himself up as a man who can help anyone anywhere - whether they need it or not. Because, in his own words, "No problem too problemy".

But each week, Milton and his trusty assistant Anton set out to help people and soon find they're embroiled in a new adventure. So when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push.

This week, the local seafarers' pub starts serving only coffee, there's no denying it's rum....the coffee, that is. So who better than Milton to sort it out?

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

The cast includes regulars Tom Goodman-Hill ("Spamalot", "Mr. Selfridge") as the ever-faithful Anton, and Dan Tetsell ("Newsjack"), and features the one and only Josie Lawrence working with Milton for the first time.

Producer David Tyler's radio credits include Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, Cabin Pressure, Bigipedia, Another Case Of Milton Jones, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, The Brig Society, Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, The 99p Challenge, The Castle, The 3rd Degree and even, going back a bit, Radio Active.

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


TUE 08:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtjp)
Series 2
The Guests

Author Gerald is appalled at news of unwelcome dinner companions.

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife.

With Michael Goldie and Penelope Reynolds

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter ran from 1976 to 1981

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1977.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jqkj)
Take Your Pick

The freezing civil servants head to Wales to tackle a coal shortage. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From August 1977.


TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra (b0bk4cxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Hearing With Hegley (b0075s38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b69xzh)
16-20 July 1918

The fifth omnibus of Season 14, Needs Must When the Devil Drives, set in Devon, in the week, in 1918, when the Board of Agriculture reported an increase in German PoW farm workers from 800 to 10,000.

Cast
Victor Lumley ..... Joel MacCormack
Isabel Graham ..... Keely Beresford
Howard Argent ..... Gunnar Cauthery
Elspeth Taverner ..... Kelly Williams
Kitty Lumley ..... Ami Metcalf
Klaus Hofstadter ..... Atilla Akinci
Hetty Cox ..... Adie Allen
Daniel Marriott ..... Jonathan Bailey
Juliet Cavendish ..... Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent ..... ..... Gunnar Cauthery
Sylvia Graham ..... Joanna David
Silas Morrow ..... Shaun Dooley
Arthur Hurst ..... Mark Heap
Isaac Cox ..... James Lailey
Rose Fairweather ..... Helen Longworth
Victor Lumley ..... Joel MacCormack
Betty Newcombe ..... Annie McKenzie
Cora Gidley ..... Joanna Monro
Adeline Lumley ..... Helen Schlesinger
Dieter Lippke ..... Joe Sims
Mrs Ferrier ..... Jane Slavin
Effie Taverner ..... Lizzie Stables
Charles Summer ..... Rufus Wright
Connie Cavendish ..... Darcey Brown
Grace Cavendish ..... Grace Doherty
Peter Lumley ..... Beatrice White

Written by Katie Hims
Story-led by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

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


TUE 11:00 Irish International (b04xs4b6)
More Credible Than the Truth by Philip Ó Ceallaigh

Three original stories from current, cutting edge Irish writers, Nick Laird, Philip Ó Ceallaigh and Robert McLaim Wilson, who have chosen to leave Ireland and make their homes in New York, Bucharest and Paris who each give their own unique take on being an Irishman living and writing abroad.

Writer ..... Philip Ó Ceallaigh
Reader ..... Declan Conlon
Producer ..... Jenny Thompson.


TUE 11:15 Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim (b00fq2xk)
Series 1
Then Fancies Flee Away

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

Paul Hilton stars as the reluctant and unthanked hero protecting mankind from an enemy they resist believing in.

Travelling through Yorkshire, Pilgrim meets Noreen, whose son has been in a strange coma for the past seven years. He lies in his bed, surrounded by a huge growth of thorns. How can this enchantment be broken? As Pilgrim investigates, he is drawn inexorably towards the darkness beneath the mysterious Round Barrow of Willy Howe.

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.


TUE 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jqkj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b04f9q7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


TUE 13:30 The House That Jazz Built (b00p315y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03bx9s7)
James Bond - Solo
Episode 2

It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge.

A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in a small West African nation. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice.
Bond's renegade action leads him to Washington DC, where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors.

Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.

Written by William Boyd, who is the author of one work of non-fiction, three collections of short stories and thirteen novels, including the bestselling historical spy thriller Restless - winner of the Costa Novel of the Year - and Any Human Heart, in which the character of Ian Fleming features. Among his other awards are the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Jean Monnet. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2005 he was awarded the CBE.

Reader: Paterson Joseph
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Producer: Joanna Green
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:15 The Making of Music (b007qczw)
Series 1
The Violin

James Naughtie presents a series chronicling the historical influences that affected the course of classical music.

12/30. The Violin.

The design and production of the violin were perfected in Cremona around 1700. The music of Antonio Vivaldi established the instrument's popularity.

Read by Laurence Fox.


TUE 14:30 Helen Lederer - All Change (b0bk4fm9)
Empowerment By Default

Inspired by her entrepreneurial sister, Helen decides it's never too late to embark upon a major business venture...

Helen Lederer takes a lighter look at women growing old disgracefully.

Written by and starring Helen Lederer

With Stephen Moore, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Tom George.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b03cp25y)
Heston Blumenthal - Historic Heston
Episode 2

Heston Blumenthal's name is synonymous with cutting edge cuisine but his inspiration comes from the history of British cooking. In 'Historic Heston' he chooses twenty eight dishes which span from medieval times to the late 19th Century. He takes them apart, then puts them together again with his own inimitable twist, so creating a sublime 21st Century take on ancient delicacies.

Today, Heston describes his version of the 1430 recipe for Pome Dores, a meat parfait disguised as fruit first served at the feast to celebrate the coronation of Henry IV. And he discusses how his own theatrical cuisine is only following in the footsteps of a British culinary tradition that stretches back to medieval times.

Written by Heston Blumenthal
Read by Heston Blumenthal and Hugh Dennis

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


TUE 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b69xzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Dilemma (b01r0h4y)
Series 2
Episode 3

In Dilemma, Sue Perkins puts four panellists through the moral and ethical wringer by posing a series of finely-balanced dilemmas and then cross-examining them on their answers. So, in the first series, Dominic Lawson was asked if he would provide an alibi for someone he hated; Fi Glover was offered £25,000 to give a talk to a company that once screwed over her husband; John Finnemore was asked if he'd grass up a sweet old lady who was shoplifting. (Yes, Yes, No, were the answers if you're interested.)

As well as these hypothetical questions, the show also features a variety of rounds which may include: Audience Dilemmas, where the panel 'solve' any problems the audience may be having; What Did I Do?, where each panellist relates a dilemma they were faced with in their own lives and the others have to guess how they resolved it; Why I Was Right, where each panellist is given an indefensible action that they must morally justify in 30 seconds; Choose Your Own Adventure, where the panellists get a series of dilemmas, each one following on from the last as they burrow their way deeper into a moral quagmire; and Quickfire, where shades of grey are dismissed in favour of a fingers-on-the-buzzers binary choice - "Would you rather eat a kitten or fight a swan?".

This week's show sees comedian Dave Gorman cheating higher, faster and stronger; journalist Anita Anand deal with an unexpected guest; creator of Bleak Expectations Mark Evans getting a hand in the bush (but no birds); and comedian Jenny Eclair embrace dating in the digital age.

The show was devised by the award-winning comedian Danielle Ward, and is presented by Sue Perkins.

Producer: Ed Morrish.


TUE 16:30 Ballylenon (b007jx6s)
Series 5
Episode 3

How far will some Ballylenon residents go to make sure that the sale of a certain cottage goes ahead without a hitch? It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.


TUE 17:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx5j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03wq26m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Marty Ross - Catch My Breath (b007k387)
Episode 2

Fugitives Kate and Colleen hide from the police - but who's hiding with them?

Marty Ross's five-part supernatural thriller.

Kate ........................................................... Claire Knight
Colleen ...................................... Suzanne Donaldson
Strachan ................................................... Liam Brennan
Old Strachan ............................................. John Shedden
Donnie ........................................................ Lewis Howden
Isla ......................................................... Eileen McCallum
Octavia ....................................................... Lucy Patterson
DC Carbeth ...................................................... James Bryce
WPC Briggs .............................................. Jill Riddiford
Dennis .......................................................... Finlay McLean

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Radio Scotland. First broadcast in 2007.


TUE 18:30 My Life in Five Songs (b00yrl8q)
Series 3
Eve Graham

Eve Graham enjoyed worldwide success and recognition as lead singer with The New Seekers.

Forming a school band at Perth Academy in the 1960's Eve was destined for a career as a singer.

Hits with The New Seekers included Never Ending Song of Love, Circles and the international hit I'd Like To Teach the World to Sing.

Chatting to Phil Cunningham she picks 5 tracks that are special to her and tells of her adventures in the world of pop including the time the New Seekers appeared on the same bill as Dionne Warwick who refused to meet her backstage.

Eve's Five Songs:

1: How High the Moon, by Les Paul and Mary Ford
2: Teddy Bear, by Elvis Presley
3: Walk on By, by Dionne Warwick
4: California Girls, by the Beach Boys
5: The Way Old Friends Do, by Eve along with the Glasgow Phoenix Choir.


TUE 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jtjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007jqkj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b04f9q7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


TUE 20:30 The House That Jazz Built (b00p315y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Irish International (b04xs4b6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim (b00fq2xk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03wq26m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Bunk Bed (b0418p89)
Series 1
Episode 4

Everyone craves a place where their mind and body are not applied to a particular task. The nearest faraway place. Somewhere for drifting and lighting upon strange thoughts which don't have to be shooed into context, but which can be followed like balloons escaping onto the air. Late at night, in the dark and in a bunk bed, your tired mind can wander.

This is the nearest faraway place for Patrick Marber and Peter Curran. Here they endeavour to get the heart of things in an entertainingly vague and indirect way. This is not the place for typical male banter.

From under the bed clothes they play each other music from The Residents and Gerry Rafferty, archive of JG Ballard and Virginia Woolf. Life, death, work and family are their slightly warped conversational currency.

Writers/Performers:

PETER CURRAN is a publisher, writer and documentary maker. A former carpenter, his work ranges from directing films about culture in Africa, America and Brazil to writing and presenting numerous Arts and culture programmes for both radio and television.

PATRICK MARBER co-wrote and performed in On The Hour and Knowing Me, Knowing You..with Alan Partridge. His plays include Dealer's Choice, After Miss Julie, Closer and Don Juan in Soho. Marber also wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for the film Notes on a Scandal.

Producer: Peter Curran.


TUE 22:45 Guy Browning's Small Talk (b0076n58)
Series 2
How to Get Out More

From popping out in order to stay in, to the delights of camping, the writer shares life-coaching tips. From September 2004.


TUE 23:00 Elvenquest (b01qm4pp)
Series 4
The Magnificent Five

Whilst waiting for news on the whereabouts of the Sword of Asnagar, the Questers stop a pub brawl and in doing so attract the attention of some villagers from the small village of Mexigaroth who are being terrorised by an evil bandit, who goes by the name of "El Maldado".

Never ones to stand by when a wrong can be righted, the Questers promise to help the villagers defeat El Maldado and his hordes.

Meanwhile, Lord Darkness has to make a presentation for an assembly of the Dark Lords. Pretty routine stuff, surely...?

Starring:
Darren Boyd as Vidar
Kevin Eldon as Dean/Kreech
Dave Lamb as Amis
Stephen Mangan as Sam
Alistair McGowan as Lord Darkness
Ingrid Oliver as Penthiselea
and
Chris Pavlo as Hilario

Written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto.

Producer: Sam Michell.


TUE 23:30 The Maltby Collection (b00x7glw)
Series 2
Episode 2

Deputy curator Rod holds a museum press conference, and Walter hits on Susie Maltby. Stars Geoffrey Palmer. From June 2008.



WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2018

WED 00:00 Marty Ross - Catch My Breath (b007k387)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 My Life in Five Songs (b00yrl8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:15 15 Minute Drama (b04f9q7r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The House That Jazz Built (b00p315y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b03bx9s7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 The Making of Music (b007qczw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Helen Lederer - All Change (b0bk4fm9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b03cp25y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b69xzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Dilemma (b01r0h4y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Ballylenon (b007jx6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx5j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03wq26m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jny2)
The Treacherous Invitation

Trapped with chum Snowey, special agent Dick Barton gets some unwelcome room-mates.

Noel Johnson stars as Dick Barton, with John Mann as Snowey White, Alex McCrindle as Jock, William Fox as Colonel Gardiner and Margaret Robertson as Jean Hunter.

From 1946 to 1951, Dick Barton - Special Agent thrilled millions of listeners to the BBC Light Programme. The daily serial followed the exciting adventures of ex-commando Captain Richard Barton and his wartime mates Snowey White and Jock Anderson, who must solve all manner of intriguing crimes and mysteries.

Heralded by an iconic signature tune (Devil's Galop by Charles Williams) each gripping episode left listeners with a torrid cliff-hanger.

Sadly many of Dick's adventures didn't survive in the BBC archive. But in 1972 as part of celebrations for the BBC's Golden Jubilee, Dick's very first ten-part adventure by Edward J Mason was recreated with many of the original cast.

With Francis de Wolff as Wilhelm Kramer, Nigel Graham as Andrews, Heron Carvic as The Professor, William Bedle as the 1st Policeman, Ronald Herdman as the 2nd Policeman, Haydn Jones as the Taxi Driver, Denis McCarthy as James Thirgood and Geoffrey Collins as the Watchman.

Producer: Raymond Raikes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1972.


WED 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fc5f2)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Dark Fire
Episode 3

Atmospheric dramatisation of CJ Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel.

London, 1540. Under orders from Thomas Cromwell, detective-lawyer Matthew Shardlake is investigating the theft of a barrel of Greek Fire, an ancient weapon of mass destruction, the formula for which was thought to have been lost with the fall of Constantinople. Assisted by Cromwell's man, Barak, it's increasingly clear that whoever is behind the theft will do anything - including murder - to keep the substance from the Earl of Essex.

Written by C. J. Sansom
Dramatised by Colin MacDonald

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.


WED 06:30 A Menace to Society (b01ptgfw)

Author and broadcaster Danny Wallace is a lifelong Beano fan.

He grew up in Dundee, the home of the Beano and the Dandy.

In this programme Danny looks at the history of the comic, which was first published on 30th July 1938 - and is famed for the adventures of characters like Dennis the Menace, Biffo the Bear, Minnie the Minx, The Bash Street Kids, Lord Snooty, Roger the Dodger and Billy Whizz.

Danny travels to Beano HQ and meets up with the artists, story-liners and editors, and submits his own Dennis the Menace story idea.

Producer: Elizabeth Foster.


WED 07:00 Dry Slopes (b070ws38)
Series 2
Tick Tock

Angus is nearly 30 but hasn't achieved any of his ambitions. Not even the one about moving to Lowestoft.

What terrible end will be revealed by the Ghost of Birthdays Yet to Come?

And even more worrying, has his mother really forgotten to buy him a present?

Written by and starring Nick Ball. With Louisa Rix as Mum, Robert Hartley, Wayne Forester and Julie Gibbs.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


WED 07:30 Rob Newman (b0bh5hp2)
Rob Newman's Total Eclipse of Descartes
The Inheritance

CORRECTION: In this episode, a quote attributed to the Radio 4 programme Inside Science was in fact broadcast in the 2014 Radio 4 series Intelligence: Born Smart, Born Equal, Born Different.

SYNOPSIS: One of Britain's finest comedians Rob Newman sets his sights on the world of philosophy, unpicking 3000 years of good and bad ideas to discover how we got into this mess. In a world gone mad can philosophy provide the answer?

In episode one, Rob turns the spotlight onto the philosophy of education.

Written and performed by Rob Newman
Edited by John Whitehall
Produced by Jon Harvey
Executive Producer: Richard Wilson

A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01hpx3c)
The Bungalese Spies

Povey's in hot water with his wife and HMS Troutbridge sets sail on a secret mission.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Mrs 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 October 1963.


WED 08:30 Beyond Our Ken (b008kmjp)
From 01/10/1958

Kenneth Horne presents 'The Bobby Beamish Story' and 'Hornerama' investigates the world of advertising.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Ron Moody.

Written by Eric Merriman and Barry Took

Music from Pat Lancaster, the Malcolm Mitchell Trio and the BBC Review Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Announcer: Douglas Smith

A madcap mix of sketches and songs, Beyond Our Ken hit the airwaves in 1958 and ran to 1964 - featuring regulars like Arthur Fallowfield, Cecil Snaith and Rodney and Charles.

The precursor to 'Round The Horne' - sadly only 13 shows survive from the original run of 21 episodes in Series 1. Audio restored using both home and overseas (BBC Transcription Service) recordings.

Producer: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1958.


WED 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b040hjyb)
Series 13
Episode 2

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents. Lloyd Langford, Jon Richardson, Katherine Ryan and Graeme Garden are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as whales, pigs, Canada and buses.

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

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


WED 09:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007k281)
Raising the Dead

"I hope you know what you're doing, Miss Tilling. Experimenting with the paranormal can be fraught with danger."

Miss Tilling's getting in touch with her spiritual side, but hapless vicar Timothy Carswell is not so keen.

Stephen Sheridan's six-part series stars James Grout as the Reverend Timothy Carswell, Margaret Courtenay as Miss Tilling, Jean Heywood as Miss Tapp and Christopher Good as Dr Warlock.
Producer: Lissa Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1991.


WED 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b69zwc)
23-27 July 1918

The sixth omnibus of Season 14, Needs Must When the Devil Drives, set in Devon, in the week, in 1918, when an outbreak of flu was reported at a PoW camp in Bramley, affecting a third of the 3,000 prisoners.

Cast
Emily Colville ..... Scarlett Brookes
Cathy Lawrence ..... Debbie Korley
Kitty Lumley ..... Ami Metcalf
Howard Argent ..... Gunnar Cauthery
Cora Gidley ..... Joanna Monro
Klaus Hofstadter ..... Atilla Akinci
Hetty Cox ..... Adie Allen
Daniel Marriot ..... Jonathan Bailey
Morris Battley ..... Sean Baker
Gabriel Graham ..... Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish ..... Lizzie Bourne
Lauren ..... Lauren Cornelius
Sylvia Graham ..... Joanna David
Stallholder ..... Ryan Early
Moses Wickens ..... Ed Gaughan
Ludwig Huber ..... Marcel Hagen
Isaac Cox ..... James Lailey
Cyrus Colville ..... Anton Lesser
Victor Lumley ..... Joel MacCormack
Hardy Walsh ..... Damien Molony
Mr Buckle ..... Sean Murray
Hector Gidley ..... Brian Protheroe
Susie ..... Susie Riddell
Marieke Argent ..... Olivia Ross
Adeline Lumley ..... Helen Schlesinger
Eli Lawrence ..... Michael Shelford
Effie Taverner ..... Lizzie Stables
Bertram Colville ..... Nick Underwood
Elspeth Taverner ..... Kelly Williams
Connie Cavendish ..... Darcey Brown
Grace Cavendish ..... Grace Doherty
Teddy Lawrence ..... Florence Duncalf
Peter Lumley ..... Beatrice White

Written by Katie Hims
Story-led by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

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


WED 11:00 Irish International (b04yk00p)
An Irishman's Guide to Paris by Robert McLiam Wilson

Three original stories from current, cutting edge Irish writers, Nick Laird, Philip Ó Ceallaigh and Robert McLiam Wilson, who have chosen to leave Ireland and make their homes in New York, Bucharest and Paris who each give their own unique take on being an Irishman living and writing abroad.

Writer ... Robert McLiam Wilson
Reader ..... Michael Smiley
Producer ..... Jenny Thompson.


WED 11:15 Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim (b00ft5kh)
Series 1
No Foes Shall Stay His Might

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

Haddonfield is a powerful City banker. More powerful than he has any right to be. But perhaps that's because he's also a collector of the occult and has some very potent items in his collection. He's recently captured that rarest of things - a young girl who is also a werewolf. Now, he's after Pilgrim himself.

Pilgrim ..... Paul Hilton
Haddonfield ..... Adrian Lukis
Freya ..... Alex Tregear
Doris ..... Susan Engel
Mirabella ..... Janice Acquah
Macadam ..... Dudley Sutton
Trent ..... Gunnar Cauthery
Wilson ..... Donnla Hughes
Guide / Guard ..... Inam Mirza
Girl ..... Agnes Bateman

Directed by Marc Beeby.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01hpx3c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (b008kmjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jny2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fc5f2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


WED 13:30 A Menace to Society (b01ptgfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03bx9tv)
James Bond - Solo
Episode 3

It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge.

A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in a small West African nation. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice.
Bond's renegade action leads him to Washington DC, where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors.

Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.

Written by William Boyd, who is the author of one work of non-fiction, three collections of short stories and thirteen novels, including the bestselling historical spy thriller Restless - winner of the Costa Novel of the Year - and Any Human Heart, in which the character of Ian Fleming features. Among his other awards are the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Jean Monnet. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2005 he was awarded the CBE.

Solo - a James Bond novel written by William Boyd. Copyright Ian Fleming Publications Limited 2013

Reader: Paterson Joseph
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Producer: Joanna Green
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:15 The Making of Music (b007qczy)
Series 1
The Puritans

James Naughtie presents a series chronicling the historical influences that affected the course of classical music.

13/30. The Puritans. Despite destroying church organs across the land, Oliver Cromwell privately not only appreciated music but also employed composers who used to work for the king to write for him and his new regime.


WED 14:30 Helen Lederer - All Change (b0bk4jyb)
Away Break

Helen decides a libidinal reawakening is needed - and she won't get it by going on holiday with her mother-in-law. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Helen Lederer takes a lighter look at women growing old disgracefully.

Written by and starring Helen Lederer

With Stephen Moore, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Tom George.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b03cp3by)
Heston Blumenthal - Historic Heston
Episode 3

Heston Blumenthal's name is synonymous with cutting edge cuisine but his inspiration comes from the history of British cooking. In 'Historic Heston' he chooses twenty eight dishes which span from medieval times to the late 19th Century. He takes them apart, then puts them together again with his own inimitable twist, so creating a sublime 21st Century take on ancient delicacies.

Today, Heston admits that he found the 1660 recipe for Quaking Pudding irresistible. "It is all about the quake." But it is extraordinarily difficult to perfect. Even so, for a chef who has such a passion for the history of British cuisine, our prowess with puddings just can't be ignored.

Written by Heston Blumenthal
Read by Heston Blumenthal and Hugh Dennis

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


WED 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b69zwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b040hjyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007k281)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Dry Slopes (b070ws38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Rob Newman (b0bh5hp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Marty Ross - Catch My Breath (b007k391)
Episode 3

Two women. Two Adams - but what's the connection? Are they "Demon" or "Liberator"?

Marty Ross's supernatural five-part thriller.

Kate ........................................................... Claire Knight
Colleen ...................................... Suzanne Donaldson
Strachan ................................................... Liam Brennan
Old Strachan ............................................. John Shedden
Donnie ........................................................ Lewis Howden
Isla ......................................................... Eileen McCallum
Octavia ....................................................... Lucy Patterson
DC Carbeth ...................................................... James Bryce
WPC Briggs .............................................. Jill Riddiford
Dennis .......................................................... Finlay McLean

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Radio Scotland. First broadcast in 2007.


WED 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jp3v)
Series 1
Sandy Powell

"Can You Hear Me Mother?"

Famed for his catchphrase and comic ventriloquism, Mark Radcliffe profiles the career of Rotherham entertainer, Sandy Powell.

A six-part series exploring the tradition of the northern comedian.

Producer: Bernadette McConnell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01hpx3c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (b008kmjp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jny2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fc5f2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


WED 20:30 A Menace to Society (b01ptgfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Irish International (b04yk00p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim (b00ft5kh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Rob Newman (b0bh5hp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b00r7nqc)
Series 1
Episode 4

Comedy by Sarah Millican, who plays Sarah, life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt.

Sarah tackles the problems 'My broken heart needs fixing but I've only got paper glue' and 'Tonight is the night that two become one - I'm leaving you'.

Sarah ...... Sarah Millican
Marion ...... Ruth Bratt
Terry ...... Simon Daye
Marie ...... Jo Neary
Kim ...... Katherine Parkinson
Colin ...... Martin Trenaman.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0bl2z6g)
Lou Sanders 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Laura Lexx chats to Lou Sanders.


WED 23:00 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jr3g)
Series 3
The Pain of the Mastersons

The family find bohemian inspiration in the Lake District. Improvised historical saga with Paul Merton. From August 1995.


WED 23:30 Delve Special (b007jq1p)
Series 3
A Rocket for Defence

Reporter David Lander investigates whether we really need the new 'Sea Snake' torpedo. Stars Stephen Fry. From September 1986.



THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2018

THU 00:00 Marty Ross - Catch My Breath (b007k391)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jp3v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jny2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fc5f2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 A Menace to Society (b01ptgfw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b03bx9tv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 The Making of Music (b007qczy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Helen Lederer - All Change (b0bk4jyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b03cp3by)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b69zwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b040hjyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007k281)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Dry Slopes (b070ws38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Rob Newman (b0bh5hp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jny3)
The Nest of Rats

The gang gets more ruthless in its pursuit of the secret weapon. Can they persuade our hero to jump ship? Stars Noel Johnson.


THU 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fcc83)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Dark Fire
Episode 4

Dramatisation of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

London, 1540. Detective-lawyer Matthew Shardlake, assisted by Cromwell's man Barak, visit the ruins of St Bartholew's, where the barrel of 'Greek Fire' - a liquid weapon capable of terrible destruction, the formula for which was thought lost during the fall of Constantinople - was first discovered.

Written by C. J. Sansom
Dramatised by Colin MacDonald
Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.


THU 06:30 Comedy's Coming Home (b008142h)
Kulvinder Ghir

One of the stars of Goodness Gracious Me attempts to bring stand-up to his homeland. But will he get a rude awakening? From March 2002.


THU 07:00 Snap (b00thqvk)
Series 1
Episode 3

Doug has a surprise for Dawn and Ray, and an even bigger one for Molly's new lodger. Stars Rebecca Lacey. From August 2003.


THU 07:30 Plum House (b07j571n)
Series 1
Peter vs Prynne

Comedy about the inept staff at a historic house, starring Simon Callow, Miles Jupp and Jane Horrocks.

Every year thousands of tourists flock to the Lake District. But one place they never go to is Plum House - the former country home of terrible poet George Pudding (1779-1848). Now a crumbling museum, losing money hand over fist, it struggles to stay open under its eccentric curator Peter Knight (Simon Callow).

Can anyone save Plum House from irreversible decline?

In this episode, Tom has organised a special summer event and invited the great and good from the world of George Pudding scholarship to gather round the museum's celebrated plum tree. It's bound to be a day to remember. But with Peter encountering his arch nemesis - the unbearably pompous Mungo Prynne (Roger Allam), Julian upsetting a neighbouring farmer and Emma rather enjoying the plum punch, will it be remembered for the right reasons?

Written by Ben Cottam and Paul McKenna
Directed and Produced by Paul Schlesinger
A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 08:00 Yes Minister (b007jznv)
Series 1
The Devil You Know

Cabinet reshuffle rumours unsettle MP Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Diana Hoddinott as Annie, John Nettleton as Sir Arnold and Arthur Cox as George.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b009qwz0)
Wings Over Dagenham

Move aside Orville and Wilbur, Neddie is the pioneer aviator. Stars Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. From January 1957.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (b05zyydp)
Series 9
Sylvia Plath

James Walton quizzes Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Michèle Roberts and Harry Ritchie in the literary panel show. From July 2006.


THU 09:30 Rent (b04c34yr)
Series 1
Episode 1

Maria and Richard have a happy marriage, no children, but their house is falling down.

It looks like there's only one thing for it - they'll have to start taking in lodgers...

Stars Barbara Flynn as Maria, Patrick Barlow as Richard. With Diane Louise-Jordan as Ruby and Toby Longworth as Paul.

Producer: Liz Anstee.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1993.


THU 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b6b0qk)
30 July - 3 August 1918

The seventh omnibus of Season 14, Needs Must When the Devil Drives, set in Devon, in the week, in 1918, when Allied forces arrived in northern Russia to support the White Army. On Dartmoor, meanwhile, Ivan lends Primrose a helping hand.

Cast
Ivan Jackson ..... Lloyd Thomas
Cathy Lawrence ..... Debbie Korley
Emily Colville ..... Scarlett Brookes
Effie Taverner ..... Lizzie Stables
Adeline Lumley ..... Helen Schlesinger
Hetty Cox ..... Adie Allen
Daniel Marriott ..... Jonathan Bailey
Morris Battley ..... Sean Baker
Isabel Graham ..... Keely Beresford
Amos Rutter ..... Richard Cotton
Silas Morrow ..... Shaun Dooley
Moses Wickens ..... Ed Gaughan
Ludwig Huber ..... Marcel Hagen
Ailsa Goodman ..... Emma Handy
Jocelyn Ogden ..... Christine Kavanagh
Isaac Cox ..... James Lailey
Cyrus Colville ..... Anton Lesser
Rose Fairweather ..... Helen Longworth
Victor Lumley ..... Joel MacCormack
Primrose Holden ..... Jade Matthew
Kitty Lumley ..... Ami Metcalf
Hardy Walsh ..... Damien Molony
Robin Bowder ..... Sean Murray
Hector Gidley ..... Brian Protheroe
Eli Lawrence ..... Michael Shelford
Gert Battley ..... Maggie Steed
Herald ..... Nick Underwood
Elspeth Taverner ..... Kelly Williams
Grace Cavendish ..... Grace Doherty

Written by Sarah Daniels
Story-led by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Ciaran Bermingham
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

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


THU 11:00 Trevor Hoyle - The Dying Art of Letter Writing (b01bmrq2)

Malcolm wants to sell the family paper mill, but his Aunt Emmie declares "Over my dead body!". Letters read by Joyce Gibbs. From February 2012.


THU 11:15 Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim (b00g0532)
Series 1
'Gainst All Disaster

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Pilgrim's toughest adventure. Joseph of Arimethea, guardian of the sleeping Knights who will wake only in Britain's hour of greatest need, is being held captive by Malachai Styler - a very malevolent angel. Styler is bent on the destruction of the Greyfolk, the Knights and the balance between the worlds. If Pilgrim is to save Joseph, it will be at the most terrible cost to himself.

Pilgrim ..... Paul Hilton
Styler ..... Paul Rider
Joseph ..... David Calder
Sylvie ..... Anna Wing
Doris ..... Susan Engel
Freya ..... Alex Tregear
Arianhad ..... Helen Schlesinger
Guard ..... Gunnar Cauthery
Girl ..... Agnes Bateman

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.


THU 12:00 Yes Minister (b007jznv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b009qwz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jny3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fcc83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


THU 13:30 Comedy's Coming Home (b008142h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03bx6qy)
James Bond - Solo
Episode 4

It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge.

A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in a small West African nation. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice.
Bond's renegade action leads him to Washington DC, where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors.

Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.

Written by William Boyd, who is the author of one work of non-fiction, three collections of short stories and thirteen novels, including the bestselling historical spy thriller Restless - winner of the Costa Novel of the Year - and Any Human Heart, in which the character of Ian Fleming features. Among his other awards are the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Jean Monnet. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2005 he was awarded the CBE.

Solo - a James Bond novel written by William Boyd. Copyright Ian Fleming Publications Limited 2013

Reader: Paterson Joseph
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Producer: Joanna Green
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:15 The Making of Music (b007qd00)
Series 1
The Restoration

James Naughtie presents a series chronicling the historical influences that affected the course of classical music.

14/30. The Restoration

The return of Charles II from exile heralded a revival in English music. Among several composers to emerge was Henry Purcell, who wrote a song for the king's birthday when he was only 11.

Read by Simon Russell Beale.


THU 14:30 Helen Lederer - All Change (b0bk4l3f)
Comparisons

Helen accepts an invitation to a school reunion cheese-and-wine party, with the aim of making herself feel superior. From September 2001.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b03ct4n6)
Heston Blumenthal - Historic Heston
Episode 4

Heston Blumenthal's name is synonymous with cutting edge cuisine but his inspiration comes from the history of British cooking. In 'Historic Heston' he chooses twenty eight dishes which span from medieval times to the late 19th Century. He takes them apart, then puts them together again with his own inimitable twist, so creating a sublime 21st Century take on ancient delicacies.

Today, Heston recounts the English obsession with pineapple, first introduced here at the time of Charles II and later grown by many enthusiasts in the pineapple pits of grand country houses. And as he considers his 21st Century twist on an 1858 recipe for Tipsy Cake, what better fruit could he add?

Written by Heston Blumenthal
Read by Heston Blumenthal and Hugh Dennis

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


THU 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b6b0qk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (b05zyydp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Rent (b04c34yr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Snap (b00thqvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Plum House (b07j571n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Marty Ross - Catch My Breath (b007k3b0)
Episode 4

It's party time for Adam, but his guests prove to be far from ordinary. Stars Claire Knight and Suzanne Donaldson.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b017wyyc)
Series 26
Philip K Dick

Actor Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon; The Queen; Midnight in Paris) explores the life of Philip K. Dick with Matthew Parris, and explains why he had such a big influence on his recent production of Hamlet.

Michael first discovered Philip K. Dick through the film Bladerunner, and moved onto his short stories which got him thinking about science-fiction in a new way. Whilst reading about philosophy, quantum physics, and comparative mythology, it struck him how Dick was intuitively weaving narratives around all the most interesting elements that these fields were throwing up.

He talks about Philip K. Dick's innate interest in multiples realities, and how they overlap with Sheen's own family experiences of mental health issues. In fact the more he found out about him, the more he was drawn to this enigmatic writer.

Producer: Toby Field.


THU 19:00 Yes Minister (b007jznv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b009qwz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jny3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fcc83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


THU 20:30 Comedy's Coming Home (b008142h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Trevor Hoyle - The Dying Art of Letter Writing (b01bmrq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim (b00g0532)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Plum House (b07j571n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b0bk4l8h)
Series 19
Episode 2

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

Featuring: Angela Barnes, Ciaran Dowd, Róisín O'Mahony and Luke Kempner.

Script Editors: Max Davies and Mike Shephard

Producers: Nick Coupe and Hayley Sterling

A BBC Studios Production.


THU 23:00 Hut 33 (b00lxzyd)
Series 1
Food

The Bletchley Park code-breakers think of some new ways to improve wartime rations. Stars Robert Bathurst. From July 2007.


THU 23:30 The Young Postmen (b00ftk3n)
It's a Dog's Life

The eager trio whizz up to Jupiter and perform a musical. Ben Miller and Alistair McGowan's surreal comedy. From December 1992.



FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2018

FRI 00:00 Marty Ross - Catch My Breath (b007k3b0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b017wyyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jny3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fcc83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Comedy's Coming Home (b008142h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b03bx6qy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 The Making of Music (b007qd00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Helen Lederer - All Change (b0bk4l3f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b03ct4n6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b6b0qk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (b05zyydp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Rent (b04c34yr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Snap (b00thqvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Plum House (b07j571n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnyn)
Interrogating Archie

Kramer and his gang home in on the final clue about the secret weapon, turning their attention to its inventor.

Noel Johnson stars as Dick Barton, with John Mann as Snowey White, Alex McCrindle as Jock, William Fox as Colonel Gardiner and Margaret Robertson as Jean Hunter.

From 1946 to 1951, Dick Barton - Special Agent thrilled millions of listeners to the BBC Light Programme. The daily serial followed the exciting adventures of ex-commando Captain Richard Barton and his wartime mates Snowey White and Jock Anderson, who must solve all manner of intriguing crimes and mysteries.

Heralded by an iconic signature tune (Devil's Galop by Charles Williams) each gripping episode left listeners with a torrid cliff-hanger.

Sadly many of Dick's adventures didn't survive in the BBC archive. But in 1972 as part of celebrations for the BBC's Golden Jubilee, Dick's very first ten-part adventure by Edward J Mason was recreated with many of the original cast.

With Francis de Wolff as Wilhelm Kramer, Richard Hurndall as Sir Archie Wrangle, Denis McCarthy as James Thirgood and Geoffrey Collins as the Police Sergeant.

Producer: Raymond Raikes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1972.


FRI 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fchlk)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Dark Fire
Episode 5

Dramatisation of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

Drawing a blank in their investigation into the theft of Greek Fire, detective-lawyer Matthew Shardlake, assisted by Cromwell's man Barak, turn their attentions to the case of Elizabeth Wentworth: an orphan accused of murdering her young cousin.

Written by CJ Sansom
Dramatised by Colin MacDonald
Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.


FRI 06:30 Comedy's Coming Home (b00800by)
Curtis Walker

The comedian travels from south London to Jamaica, birthplace of his parents, to find out how universal laughter really is. From March 2002.


FRI 07:00 Two Doors Down (b0084r5t)
Series 1
Drilling for Hamsters

The bohemian residents of Marlborough Road in Belfast are saved from chaos by their cleaning lady, Sally.

Series one of Annie McCartney's four-part sitcom.

Starring Frances Tomelty as Sally, Marcella Riordan as Clare, Gerard Murphy as Fintan, Katy Gleadhill as Evie, Bethan Lloyd as Anna, Patrick Gleadhill as Simon and
Gerard McSorley as Trevor.

Director: Tanya Nash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.


FRI 07:30 Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre (b06s1b8t)
Episode 4

Michael Frayn: the most comic philosophical writer of our time. An all-star cast has great fun with his hilarious view of us all. And the ways we attempt to communicate. And explain.

In this final part, we start by taking listeners direct from the Matchbox studio to a report from outside the National Theatre, where some long speeches are going on inside. Our reporter (Martin Jarvis) tells anchor Rosalind Ayres that it seems to be all about Hamlet. A couple (Lisa Dillon and Lloyd Owen), who have just been on a street demo, can't quite cast off their hectoring demeanour when ordering tea and buns. And Tom Hollander at a dinner party embarrasses a fellow guest with some surprisingly anti-social behaviour. A husband (Adam Godley) may have a communication problem. In a bravura solo performance, Julia McKenzie attempts (on the phone) to communicate with the 'sofa disposal' department, but are they actually listening? And language becomes a problem for Ian Ogilvy as a hospital visitor - but who is really speaking gibberish?

Episode 4 cast: Rosalind Ayres, Lisa Dillon, Adam Godley, Tom Hollander, Julia McKenzie, Lloyd Owen and Ian Ogilvy, Martin Jarvis, Nigel Anthony and Matthew Wolf.

Written by Michael Frayn

Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0139bkv)
Series 8
Episode 7

The show's listeners go on strike - and a legendary royal's in marrying mode.

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Jo Kendall

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

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

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1970.


FRI 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007k437)
Sex and St Swithins

Medic Simon Sparrow breaks hospital rules by flirting with a pretty new nurse.

The misadventures of student doctor Simon Sparrow - adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's novel 'Doctor in the House' published in 1952.

Starring Richard Briers as Simon Sparrow, Geoffrey Sumner as Sir Lancelot Spratt, Ray Cooney as Tony Benskin, Edward Cast as Taffy Evans and Barbara Mitchell as Sister.

Special guest star: Irene Handl as Mrs Clarke.

Producer: David Hatch

Recorded at the BBC Paris studio in London.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1968.


FRI 09:00 Jest a Minute (b0183rrm)
Series 2
Episode 6

Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz from the Glee Club in Cardiff.

With Paul Tonkinson, Tom Wrigglesworth, Lloyd Langford and Chris Corcoran.

Producers: Paul Forde and Gareth Gwynn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in 2009.


FRI 09:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007qx6x)
Series 1
Elephants to Catch Eels

Why would a top London journalist be so interested that love is all around in Drumlin Bay? What's Tamsyn been up to?

It seems the new editor of 'The Times of London' is boosting circulation by becoming a scurrilous gossipy rag. Of course, that would never happen now...

18th century Cornish village sitcom by the writers of Dead Ringers - Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.

Starring Lucy Speed as Tamsyn Trelawny, John Bowe as Jago Trelawny, Cameron Stewart as Major Thomas Falconer, Andrew McGibbon as Captain Marriot, Martin Hyder as Squire Bascombe, Mark Felgate as Dewey, Mark Perry as the Editor and Michael Fenton Stevens as Lampwick.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


FRI 10:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b6mb5h)
6-10 August 1918

Final omnibus of Season 14, Needs Must When the Devil Drives, set in the week when thousands of soldiers were given agricultural furlough to help with the harvest.

Cast
Victor Lumley ..... Joel MacCormack
Effie Taverner ..... Lizzie Stables
Adeline Lumley ..... Helen Schlesinger
Charles Summer ..... Rufus Wright
Alexander Gidley ..... Matthew Beard
Daniel Marriott ..... Jonathan Bailey
Morris Battley ..... Sean Baker
Isabel Graham ..... Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham ..... Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham ..... Joanna David
Silas Morrow ..... Shaun Dooley
Mrs Beast ..... Kerry Gooderson
Miss Millard ..... Emma Handy
Cathy Lawrence ..... Debbie Korley
Betty Newcombe ..... Annie McKenzie
Kitty Lumley ..... Ami Metcalf
Cora Gidley ..... Joanna Monro
Lionel Summer ..... Geoffrey Palmer
Clarence Ogden ..... David Sterne
Elspeth Taverner ..... Kelly Williams
Teddy Lawrence ..... Florence Duncalf
Peter Lumley ..... Beatrice White
Musicians ..... Helen Longhurst, Gunnar Cauthery, Susie Riddell, Jonathan Bailey

Written by Sarah Daniels
Story-led by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

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


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0bk4nm7)
Jon Ronson and Podcast Festivals

Made for 4 Extra. Amanda Litherland visits both the London Podcast Festival and the Audible Spoken Worlds Festival where she chats to Jon Ronson about The Butterfly Effect.


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0139bkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Doctor in the House (b007k437)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fchlk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


FRI 13:30 Comedy's Coming Home (b00800by)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03bx824)
James Bond - Solo
Episode 5

It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge.

A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in a small West African nation. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice.
Bond's renegade action leads him to Washington DC, where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors.

Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.

Written by William Boyd, who is the author of one work of non-fiction, three collections of short stories and thirteen novels, including the bestselling historical spy thriller Restless - winner of the Costa Novel of the Year - and Any Human Heart, in which the character of Ian Fleming features. Among his other awards are the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Jean Monnet. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2005 he was awarded the CBE.

Solo - a James Bond novel written by William Boyd. Copyright Ian Fleming Publications Limited 2013

Reader: Paterson Joseph
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Producer: Joanna Green
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:15 The Making of Music (b007qd02)
Series 1
Bach in Leipzig

James Naughtie presents a series chronicling the historical influences that affected the course of classical music.

15/30. Bach in Leipzig

From a bustling town in Germany, a civic employee produced some of the most sublime church music ever written. Despite being frequently at loggerheads with his employers, Johann Sebastian Bach continued to compose at a prolific rate.


FRI 14:30 Helen Lederer - All Change (b0bk4nm9)
Jealousy: Fact or Fusion

Phil is acting suspiciously. So Helen's worried that out of disgust for his ageing and widening wife, he's been driven into the arms of Yolanda, the temptress from accounts.

She must go into battle to win back her man...

Helen Lederer takes a lighter look at women growing old disgracefully.

Written by and starring Helen Lederer

With Stephen Moore, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Tom George.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b03cv46x)
Heston Blumenthal - Historic Heston
Episode 5

Heston Blumenthal's name is synonymous with cutting edge cuisine but his inspiration comes from the history of British cooking. In 'Historic Heston' he chooses twenty eight dishes which span from medieval times to the late 19th Century. He takes them apart, then puts them together again with his own inimitable twist, so creating a sublime 21st Century take on ancient delicacies.

Today, as an avowed fan of Alice in Wonderland, Heston unveils the inspiration for one of his signature dishes, Mock Turtle Soup. The original recipe for the soup appeared in a cookbook written by the first Professor of Botany at Cambridge University in 1732, but the dish quickly made it into the mainstream and the craze for it lasted well into the Victorian age.

Written by Heston Blumenthal
Read by Heston Blumenthal and Hugh Dennis

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


FRI 15:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b0b6mb5h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Jest a Minute (b0183rrm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007qx6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Two Doors Down (b0084r5t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre (b06s1b8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Marty Ross - Catch My Breath (b007k3bt)
Episode 5

The truth about Isla is revealed. Will Kate and Colleen finally manage to escape..?

Conclusion of Marty Ross's supernatural five-part thriller.

Kate ........................................................... Claire Knight
Colleen ...................................... Suzanne Donaldson
Strachan ................................................... Liam Brennan
Old Strachan ............................................. John Shedden
Donnie ........................................................ Lewis Howden
Isla ......................................................... Eileen McCallum
Octavia ....................................................... Lucy Patterson
DC Carbeth ...................................................... James Bryce
WPC Briggs .............................................. Jill Riddiford
Dennis .......................................................... Finlay McLean

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Radio Scotland. First broadcast in 2007.


FRI 18:30 Mastertapes (b03jb1wf)
Series 3
Soul II Soul (B-Side)

Soul II Soul, the B-side. Having discussed the making of "Club Classics Vol 1", the breakthrough album from Soul II Soul (in the A-side of the programme, broadcast on Monday 25th November and available online), Jazzie B and Caron Wheeler respond to questions from the audience. Jazzie talks more about his own roots as a musician and Soul II Soul perform live versions of tracks from the album.


FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b0139bkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Doctor in the House (b007k437)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fchlk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


FRI 20:30 Comedy's Coming Home (b00800by)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0bk4nm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre (b06s1b8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b007jwn0)
Series 1
Episode 4

The multi-talented Mrs Bedi lands in hospital - and meet 'The Six Million Rupee Man'.

Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, Nitin Sawhney, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia.

Gold Winner of the Sony Radio Academy Awards. The sketch comedy show originally ran on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998, later transferring to TV on BBC Two from 1998 to 2001.

Scripted by Sharat Sardana, Richard Pinto and the cast.

Produced by Gareth Edwards and Anil Gupta.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1996.


FRI 22:50 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0blsq74)
Jem Roberts 1/2

Arthur Smith chats to comedian and comedy biographer Jem Roberts about Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.


FRI 23:00 The Mary Whitehouse Experience (b007jms5)
From 25/08/89

David Baddiel, Rob Newman, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis provocatively undress the issues of August 1989. With Mark Thomas.


FRI 23:30 The Party Party (b007wwh3)
Episode 5

The town of Microcosm is set for revenge, greed and attempted murder. Stars Hugh Laurie and Clive Mantle. From June 1987.




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

15 Minute Drama 00:00 SAT (b00r4rdt)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b04bryc0)

15 Minute Drama 06:15 MON (b04f9frh)

15 Minute Drama 13:15 MON (b04f9frh)

15 Minute Drama 20:15 MON (b04f9frh)

15 Minute Drama 01:15 TUE (b04f9frh)

15 Minute Drama 06:15 TUE (b04f9q7r)

15 Minute Drama 13:15 TUE (b04f9q7r)

15 Minute Drama 20:15 TUE (b04f9q7r)

15 Minute Drama 01:15 WED (b04f9q7r)

15 Minute Drama 06:15 WED (b04fc5f2)

15 Minute Drama 13:15 WED (b04fc5f2)

15 Minute Drama 20:15 WED (b04fc5f2)

15 Minute Drama 01:15 THU (b04fc5f2)

15 Minute Drama 06:15 THU (b04fcc83)

15 Minute Drama 13:15 THU (b04fcc83)

15 Minute Drama 20:15 THU (b04fcc83)

15 Minute Drama 01:15 FRI (b04fcc83)

15 Minute Drama 06:15 FRI (b04fchlk)

15 Minute Drama 13:15 FRI (b04fchlk)

15 Minute Drama 20:15 FRI (b04fchlk)

2000 Years of Radio 22:45 SUN (b0076b0q)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0077153)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0077153)

A Menace to Society 06:30 WED (b01ptgfw)

A Menace to Society 13:30 WED (b01ptgfw)

A Menace to Society 20:30 WED (b01ptgfw)

A Menace to Society 01:30 THU (b01ptgfw)

AL Kennedy - Subterranean Homesick Blues 13:00 SAT (b0bk12c7)

AL Kennedy - Subterranean Homesick Blues 01:00 SUN (b0bk12c7)

Afternoon Drama 18:00 SUN (b00770q3)

Afternoon Drama 00:00 MON (b00770q3)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b03ddnfm)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b03ddnfm)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b03ddnfm)

BBC National Short Story Award 01:00 SAT (b0952qq3)

Ballylenon 16:30 TUE (b007jx6s)

Ballylenon 04:30 WED (b007jx6s)

Beauty of Britain 23:30 SUN (b00n4zgv)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 WED (b008kmjp)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 WED (b008kmjp)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 WED (b008kmjp)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b045c66n)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b03bqfwz)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b03bqfwz)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b03bx9s7)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b03bx9s7)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b03bx9tv)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b03bx9tv)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b03bx6qy)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b03bx6qy)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b03bx824)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b03bg4v9)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b03cdzk2)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b03cdzk2)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b03cp25y)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b03cp25y)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b03cp3by)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b03cp3by)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b03ct4n6)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b03ct4n6)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b03cv46x)

Bunk Bed 22:30 TUE (b0418p89)

Comedy's Coming Home 06:30 THU (b008142h)

Comedy's Coming Home 13:30 THU (b008142h)

Comedy's Coming Home 20:30 THU (b008142h)

Comedy's Coming Home 01:30 FRI (b008142h)

Comedy's Coming Home 06:30 FRI (b00800by)

Comedy's Coming Home 13:30 FRI (b00800by)

Comedy's Coming Home 20:30 FRI (b00800by)

Delve Special 23:30 WED (b007jq1p)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b073gv0l)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b073gv0l)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 06:00 MON (b007jnxh)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 13:00 MON (b007jnxh)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 20:00 MON (b007jnxh)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 01:00 TUE (b007jnxh)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 06:00 TUE (b007jnxj)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 13:00 TUE (b007jnxj)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 20:00 TUE (b007jnxj)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 01:00 WED (b007jnxj)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 06:00 WED (b007jny2)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 13:00 WED (b007jny2)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 20:00 WED (b007jny2)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 01:00 THU (b007jny2)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 06:00 THU (b007jny3)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 13:00 THU (b007jny3)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 20:00 THU (b007jny3)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 01:00 FRI (b007jny3)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 06:00 FRI (b007jnyn)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 13:00 FRI (b007jnyn)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 20:00 FRI (b007jnyn)

Dick Barton: A Very Special Agent 06:30 MON (b00t0fnk)

Dick Barton: A Very Special Agent 13:30 MON (b00t0fnk)

Dick Barton: A Very Special Agent 20:30 MON (b00t0fnk)

Dick Barton: A Very Special Agent 01:30 TUE (b00t0fnk)

Dilemma 16:00 TUE (b01r0h4y)

Dilemma 04:00 WED (b01r0h4y)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b06dk5t0)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b06dk5t0)

Doctor in the House 08:30 FRI (b007k437)

Doctor in the House 12:30 FRI (b007k437)

Doctor in the House 19:30 FRI (b007k437)

Down Your Way 14:15 SAT (b0bk12cc)

Down Your Way 02:15 SUN (b0bk12cc)

Dry Slopes 07:00 WED (b070ws38)

Dry Slopes 17:00 WED (b070ws38)

Dry Slopes 05:00 THU (b070ws38)

Elephants to Catch Eels 04:30 SAT (b007qcsv)

Elephants to Catch Eels 09:30 FRI (b007qx6x)

Elephants to Catch Eels 16:30 FRI (b007qx6x)

Elvenquest 23:00 TUE (b01qm4pp)

Flying the Flag 07:00 MON (b007jx74)

Flying the Flag 17:00 MON (b007jx74)

Flying the Flag 05:00 TUE (b007jx74)

Goodness Gracious Me 22:30 FRI (b007jwn0)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b017wyyc)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b017wyyc)

Guy Browning's Small Talk 22:45 TUE (b0076n58)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b007tdvy)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 MON (b007tdvy)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 MON (b007tdvy)

Hearing With Hegley 23:45 MON (b0075s38)

Hearing With Hegley 09:45 TUE (b0075s38)

Helen Lederer - All Change 14:30 MON (b007644j)

Helen Lederer - All Change 02:30 TUE (b007644j)

Helen Lederer - All Change 14:30 TUE (b0bk4fm9)

Helen Lederer - All Change 02:30 WED (b0bk4fm9)

Helen Lederer - All Change 14:30 WED (b0bk4jyb)

Helen Lederer - All Change 02:30 THU (b0bk4jyb)

Helen Lederer - All Change 14:30 THU (b0bk4l3f)

Helen Lederer - All Change 02:30 FRI (b0bk4l3f)

Helen Lederer - All Change 14:30 FRI (b0bk4nm9)

Hello World: How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (b0bk19xh)

Hello World: How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (b0bk19xh)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 SAT (b0b666cj)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 MON (b0b668hn)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 MON (b0b668hn)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 TUE (b0b668hn)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 TUE (b0b69xzh)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 TUE (b0b69xzh)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 WED (b0b69xzh)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 WED (b0b69zwc)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 WED (b0b69zwc)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 THU (b0b69zwc)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 THU (b0b6b0qk)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 THU (b0b6b0qk)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 FRI (b0b6b0qk)

Home Front - Omnibus 10:00 FRI (b0b6mb5h)

Home Front - Omnibus 15:00 FRI (b0b6mb5h)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 WED (b007jp3v)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 THU (b007jp3v)

Hut 33 23:00 THU (b00lxzyd)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b0139bkv)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b0139bkv)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b0139bkv)

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives 07:15 SAT (b072n5xh)

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives 17:15 SAT (b072n5xh)

Incarnations: India in 50 Lives 05:15 SUN (b072n5xh)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b0bk12c9)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b0bk12c9)

Inside the Queen's Head 15:45 SUN (b00t3vh9)

Inside the Queen's Head 03:45 MON (b00t3vh9)

Irish International 11:00 MON (b04wwtt0)

Irish International 21:00 MON (b04wwtt0)

Irish International 11:00 TUE (b04xs4b6)

Irish International 21:00 TUE (b04xs4b6)

Irish International 11:00 WED (b04yk00p)

Irish International 21:00 WED (b04yk00p)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 08:30 MON (b007jq3p)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 12:30 MON (b007jq3p)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 19:30 MON (b007jq3p)

Jest a Minute 04:00 SAT (b017ptbk)

Jest a Minute 09:00 FRI (b0183rrm)

Jest a Minute 16:00 FRI (b0183rrm)

John Fletcher - Black Maria 16:00 SUN (b007637g)

John Fletcher - Black Maria 04:00 MON (b007637g)

Jonathan Aycliffe - The Matrix 00:15 SAT (b01ns0y8)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b0bh431l)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b0bh431l)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b0bh431l)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b0bh431l)

King Street Junior Revisited 09:30 MON (b007jx9r)

King Street Junior Revisited 16:30 MON (b007jx9r)

King Street Junior Revisited 04:30 TUE (b007jx9r)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 23:30 SAT (b00xhzjc)

Marty Ross - Catch My Breath 18:00 MON (b007k378)

Marty Ross - Catch My Breath 00:00 TUE (b007k378)

Marty Ross - Catch My Breath 18:00 TUE (b007k387)

Marty Ross - Catch My Breath 00:00 WED (b007k387)

Marty Ross - Catch My Breath 18:00 WED (b007k391)

Marty Ross - Catch My Breath 00:00 THU (b007k391)

Marty Ross - Catch My Breath 18:00 THU (b007k3b0)

Marty Ross - Catch My Breath 00:00 FRI (b007k3b0)

Marty Ross - Catch My Breath 18:00 FRI (b007k3bt)

Mastertapes 00:30 SAT (b03j9np4)

Mastertapes 18:30 FRI (b03jb1wf)

Michael Carson - Constant Repetition 07:15 SUN (b007qq9q)

Michael Carson - Constant Repetition 14:15 SUN (b007qq9q)

Michael Carson - Constant Repetition 02:15 MON (b007qq9q)

Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre 05:30 SAT (b06r8cjk)

Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre 07:30 FRI (b06s1b8t)

Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre 17:30 FRI (b06s1b8t)

Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre 22:00 FRI (b06s1b8t)

My Life in Five Songs 18:30 TUE (b00yrl8q)

My Life in Five Songs 00:30 WED (b00yrl8q)

News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b0bk4cxg)

News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b0bk4cxg)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b0bj7yqz)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b0bk4l8h)

Plum House 07:30 THU (b07j571n)

Plum House 17:30 THU (b07j571n)

Plum House 22:00 THU (b07j571n)

Plum House 05:30 FRI (b07j571n)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (b0bk4nm7)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (b0bk4nm7)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b0bk1dkw)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b0bk1dkw)

Queens of Noise - Omnibus 06:00 SUN (b04cfft4)

Queens of Noise - Omnibus 13:00 SUN (b04cfft4)

Queens of Noise - Omnibus 01:00 MON (b04cfft4)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b0bk19xr)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (b0bk19xr)

Rent 09:30 THU (b04c34yr)

Rent 16:30 THU (b04c34yr)

Rent 04:30 FRI (b04c34yr)

Roald Dahl 18:45 SUN (b0790vxt)

Roald Dahl 00:45 MON (b0790vxt)

Rob Newman 07:30 WED (b0bh5hp2)

Rob Newman 17:30 WED (b0bh5hp2)

Rob Newman 22:00 WED (b0bh5hp2)

Rob Newman 05:30 THU (b0bh5hp2)

Rose Tremain 06:00 SAT (b0bk10sh)

Rose Tremain 16:00 SAT (b0bk10sh)

Rose Tremain 04:00 SUN (b0bk10sh)

Sarah Millican's Support Group 22:30 WED (b00r7nqc)

Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim 11:15 MON (b00fl5n4)

Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim 21:15 MON (b00fl5n4)

Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim 11:15 TUE (b00fq2xk)

Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim 21:15 TUE (b00fq2xk)

Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim 11:15 WED (b00ft5kh)

Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim 21:15 WED (b00ft5kh)

Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim 11:15 THU (b00g0532)

Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Pilgrim 21:15 THU (b00g0532)

Second Thoughts 12:30 SAT (b007jx4k)

Second Thoughts 07:00 TUE (b007jx5j)

Second Thoughts 17:00 TUE (b007jx5j)

Second Thoughts 05:00 WED (b007jx5j)

Self Storage 22:30 SUN (b01hn1q8)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 23:00 SAT (b0639xp0)

Snap 07:00 THU (b00thqvk)

Snap 17:00 THU (b00thqvk)

Snap 05:00 FRI (b00thqvk)

Start/Stop 22:30 MON (b04vk6l2)

Take It From Here 08:30 SUN (b01bw857)

Take It From Here 12:30 SUN (b01bw857)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 07:30 TUE (b03wq26m)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 17:30 TUE (b03wq26m)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 TUE (b03wq26m)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 05:30 WED (b03wq26m)

The Big Noise 01:30 SAT (b00sqkgj)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b0bl2y9l)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 MON (b0bl2yh0)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b0bl2z6g)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:50 FRI (b0blsq74)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b009qwz0)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b009qwz0)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b009qwz0)

The House That Jazz Built 06:30 TUE (b00p315y)

The House That Jazz Built 13:30 TUE (b00p315y)

The House That Jazz Built 20:30 TUE (b00p315y)

The House That Jazz Built 01:30 WED (b00p315y)

The Lee Mack Show 22:00 SAT (b00c075z)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b04xs4bx)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b04xs4bx)

The Making of Music 02:15 SAT (b007njhw)

The Making of Music 14:15 MON (b007nt6t)

The Making of Music 02:15 TUE (b007nt6t)

The Making of Music 14:15 TUE (b007qczw)

The Making of Music 02:15 WED (b007qczw)

The Making of Music 14:15 WED (b007qczy)

The Making of Music 02:15 THU (b007qczy)

The Making of Music 14:15 THU (b007qd00)

The Making of Music 02:15 FRI (b007qd00)

The Making of Music 14:15 FRI (b007qd02)

The Maltby Collection 23:30 TUE (b00x7glw)

The Mary Whitehouse Experience 23:00 FRI (b007jms5)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:00 WED (b007jr3g)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b007jqkj)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b007jqkj)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b007jqkj)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b01hpx3c)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b01hpx3c)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b01hpx3c)

The Party Party 23:30 FRI (b007wwh3)

The Richest Man in Britain 22:30 SAT (b00nw3wq)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 09:30 WED (b007k281)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 16:30 WED (b007k281)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 04:30 THU (b007k281)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:00 TUE (b007jtjp)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:00 TUE (b007jtjp)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:00 TUE (b007jtjp)

The Unbelievable Truth 12:00 SAT (b03zy1cd)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 WED (b040hjyb)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 WED (b040hjyb)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 THU (b040hjyb)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (b05zyydp)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (b05zyydp)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (b05zyydp)

The Young Postmen 23:30 THU (b00ftk3n)

To Hull and Back 07:30 SUN (b06kdz3q)

To Hull and Back 17:30 SUN (b06kdz3q)

To Hull and Back 22:00 SUN (b06kdz3q)

To Hull and Back 05:30 MON (b06kdz3q)

Touchline Tales 07:30 SAT (b01p0vfd)

Touchline Tales 17:30 SAT (b01p0vfd)

Touchline Tales 05:30 SUN (b01p0vfd)

Transcription (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (b0bk1dkr)

Transcription (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (b0bk1dkr)

Trevor Hoyle - The Dying Art of Letter Writing 11:00 THU (b01bmrq2)

Trevor Hoyle - The Dying Art of Letter Writing 21:00 THU (b01bmrq2)

Two Doors Down 07:00 FRI (b0084r5t)

Two Doors Down 17:00 FRI (b0084r5t)

Well, At Least It Didn't Rain 08:00 SUN (b007qq88)

Well, At Least It Didn't Rain 12:00 SUN (b007qq88)

Winston 05:00 SAT (b00q9280)

Wordaholics 09:00 MON (b01sdmd2)

Wordaholics 16:00 MON (b01sdmd2)

Wordaholics 04:00 TUE (b01sdmd2)

Writing Yorkshire 09:00 SAT (b007jy0t)

Writing Yorkshire 19:00 SAT (b007jy0t)

Yes Minister 08:00 THU (b007jznv)

Yes Minister 12:00 THU (b007jznv)

Yes Minister 19:00 THU (b007jznv)