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SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2018

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:15 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 02:45 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Willougby's Phoney War (b0bl51dr)

Britain's on the brink of a Second World War, but men like subaltern Charles Willoughby are desperate for action.

The ludicrous frustrations of peacetime are nothing compared to the absurdities of the war itself when it begins in 1939...

William Fox's wartime drama stars Jeremy Irons as Charles Willougby.

With Anna Massey as Charity, Madeline Smith as Clarissa, Charles Hodgson as Peregrine, Jeffrey Wickham as Christopher, William Fox as the Commanding Officer, Mary Wimbush as Mona, Manning Wilson as the Sergeant, John Rye as the Adjutant, Rod Beacham as Harris, Kenneth Shanley as the Batman, Peter Wickham as Male Guest, Jonathan Scott as the Company Commander, Malcolm Gerard as OC Ship, Robert Trotter as the NCO and Alvar Lidell as the Newsreader.

Director: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


SAT 07:30 Touchline Tales (b01p3nqp)
Series 3
Episode 2

Old friends Des Lynam and Christopher Matthew venture out to different sporting venues - to enjoy, observe, reminisce and trade tales about some of the greatest pleasures in their lives. Today, they float like butterflies between those training at the All Stars Boxing Gym (on West London's Harrow Road) and they sting like bees with their affectionate verbal jabs, trying to outdo each other with their knockout boxing anecdotes.

As a commentator and friend of sporting stars, Des has, as ever, a fund of stories to tell, and insights to reveal. But Christopher gamely tries to match him stride by stride with his own experiences as a lifelong spectator at the highest levels of sport (and, like Des, an occasional participant at the lowest).

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b060qbwm)
Tomorrow's World, Today

Everyone knows the iconic TV series Tomorrow's World - and many of us watched it as it made predictions about the future. Was it correct in its assumptions and predictions? James Burke takes a journey through the archive, and explores the story of the past half century of technological development.

Tomorrow's World began in the "White Heat" of the 1960s - as science and technology began to promise a future previously unimaginable.

From the first orbits of the moon, to the first heart transplant; from the nuclear debates of 20th century, to the economic failure of Concorde; from robots to the internet - Tomorrow's World reported on it all. How did the show do it? And did it get it right?

To mark the programme's 50th Anniversary in 2015, James Burke - a reporter on the show from 1966 to 1972 - looks at how it dealt with the often huge changes that occurred in the time from when it was first broadcast, and assesses what it says about our ability to see what's around the corner.

Featuring Judith Hann, Michael Rodd, Maggie Philbin, Howard Stableford, Michael Blakstad and Dame Wendy Hall.

Producer: Polly Weston.


SAT 09:00 Natalie Haynes' Back to School (b01rfxjr)

Former school teacher, then stand-up and now writer and broadcaster Natalie Haynes relives the highlights and horrors of school days, courtesy of the BBC archive:

* Bleak Expectations
Series 1 (1/6) A Childhood Cruelly Kippered:
Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof reveals the downward spiral of young Pip Bin's life. Stars Richard Johnson, Anthony Head, Celia Imrie and Geoffrey Whitehead. From August 2007.

* The Jason Byrne Show
Series 1 (1/6) Education:
Award-winning Irish comedian Jason Byrne takes aim at the world of classrooms, teachers and school-bullying. With guest Ivan Brackenbury. From July 2008.

* The Burkiss Way
Series 2 (9/13) Skive from School the Burkiss Way:
Can 'Moses Minor' lead the boys of Greyfriars away from the clutches of their oppressors? Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Nigel Rees. From February 1977.

* Clare in the Community
Series 1 (6/6) Stage Fright:
The social worker and control freak's disgruntled husband Brian writes a play based on their marriage. Stars Sally Phillips and Alex Lowe. From December 2004.

* King Street Junior
Series 2 (9/10) Sports Day:
As both pupils and staff get in training, school headmaster Mr Beeston gets a cryptic note. Stars James Grout and Peter Davison. From March 1987.

* Hancock's Half Hour
Series 4 (15/20) The Old School Re-Union:
Surprises are in store as the lad heads back for prize-giving day at his old school. Stars Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams. From January 1957.

Producer: Mik Wilkojc

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2013.


SAT 12:00 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.


SAT 12:30 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.


SAT 13:00 AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) (b0bkr991)
Series 4

The 1926 General Strike has just ended, but the miners have decided to fight on.

Dr Manson and his friend and colleague Dr Denny have different views on whether to support the strike or not...

AJ Cronin's classic tale set in the Welsh valleys about life before the NHS

Manson .... Richard Fleeshman
Denny .... Julian Lewis Jones
Christine .... Catrin Stewart
Sam Bevan .... Jason Done
Vaughan .... Sean Murray
Nye Bevan .... Ben Addis

Dramatised by Christopher Reason.

Producers: Gary Brown & Pauline Harris.

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


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bkr96j)
Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth chooses Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold's I Remember It Well and The Muppets' Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear.


SAT 14:15 With Great Pleasure (b0077478)
James Lovelock

Respected environmentalist and architect of the Gaia theory, James Lovelock reveals the poetry and prose that have influenced his life.

He's joined at his Launceston home by actors Jenny Coverack and Bill Wallis, who read entertaining snippets of his selections with gusto and gravitas.

Lovelock - a warm and engaging narrator - explains how works such as Gray's Elegy and The Purist by Ogden Nash have affected his outlook.

Producer: Viv Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


SAT 14:45 Stewart Permutt - Singular Women (b00752sz)
Bea

EastEnders' June Brown plays a long-suffering companion. Bittersweet comedy series about four very different women. From September 1997.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b060qbwm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Willougby's Phoney War (b0bl51dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Touchline Tales (b01p7hd0)
Series 3
Episode 3

Old friends Des Lynam and Christopher Matthew venture out to different sporting venues - to enjoy, observe, reminisce and trade tales about some of the greatest pleasures in their lives. Today, they're at the Queen's Club in south-west London for the qualifying rounds for this year's Real Tennis British Open. They're there to try and make sense of both the sport and the rules and also to consider other sporting endeavours they can cover in future series... including one involving headless goats.

As a commentator and friend of sporting stars, Des has, as ever, a fund of stories to tell, and insights to reveal. But Christopher gamely tries to match him stride by stride with his own experiences as a lifelong spectator at the highest levels of sport (and, like Des, an occasional participant at the lowest).

Producer: Paul Kobrak.


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b06fvndx)
Heroes of Sontar
Episode 2

The Time Lord is on the planet Samur, with three enemies after him. Nyssa hints at some intriguing secrets.

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.
Director: Ken Bentley.
Producer: David Richardson

A Big Finish production.


SAT 19:00 Natalie Haynes' Back to School (b01rfxjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 The Lee Mack Show (b00c4cd2)
The Lee Mack Show
Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox joins the sharp comedian for stand-up, sketches and music. With Angela McHale and Steve Brown. From April 2005.


SAT 22:30 The Richest Man in Britain (b00nz1bk)
The African Village

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

Trillionnaire rocker Dave Mabbutt contemplates the purchase of an African village to complement his afternoons-only radio station.

Dave Mabbutt ...... Mark Williams
Dom ...... Russell Tovey
Naomi, the Charity Worker ...... Ayesha Antoine
Dave's Mum ...... Lynda Bellingham
Ken, the Maintenance Man ...... Phil Cornwell.


SAT 23:00 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008tnzk)
Series 2
Episode 1

Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney make it up as they go along in an improvised sketch show driven by suggestions from the studio audience and with a loose grip on reality.


SAT 23:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b00xw276)
Series 3
Episode 4

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

This week's agenda:

1) Civil Partnerships to be Made Available to Heterosexual Couples

2) Introduce a Government Department for Externalities

3) A Traffic Ban During Rush-Hour

Plus a wide range of "Any Other Business" suggestions from the studio audience.



SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2018

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b06fvndx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) (b0bkr991)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bkr96j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 With Great Pleasure (b0077478)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Stewart Permutt - Singular Women (b00752sz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b060qbwm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Willougby's Phoney War (b0bl51dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Touchline Tales (b01p3nqp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Helen Lederer - All Change (Omnibus) (b0bl569q)

As she reaches for 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.


SUN 07:15 Dawn Lowe-Watson - Jasonland (b040hr5z)

Three school friends imagine their perfect fantasy worlds, but what will their adult lives bring them? Read by Robert Glenister.


SUN 07:30 To Hull and Back (b06mg9fp)
Series 1
My Casa Is Your Casa

A call from Auntie Pamela who lives abroad gets Sophie fired up about the life she could be living - a life of hot tubs and wood-fired lobster.

Her mother tries to compete with her sister, Pamela, but ends up filling the back yard with bubbles and sleeping downstairs on a lilo...

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 Meet the Huggetts (b04mc868)
All at Sea

With the factory outing looming, Joe and Ethel Huggett find themselves in a mess over money.

Stars Jack Warner as Joe, Kathleen Harrison as Ethel, Vera Day as Jane, Anthony Green as Bobby, Charles Leno as Fred Stebbings, Beatrice Varley as Mrs Stebbings and Kenneth Connor as Mr Campbell.

Popular working-class family, the Huggetts first hit the cinema screen with a series of Gainsborough films between 1947 and 1949. Their subsequent BBC radio series ran from 1953 to 1962.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire.

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1954.


SUN 08:30 Take It From Here (b01c6fkb)
From 16/04/1958

Dick's dreaming of Persia - and Eth's agitated after being accused of theft at work, in 'The Glums'

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 On Truth (Omnibus) (b0bl56ry)

We live, we are told, in a "post-truth" world, suffering an epidemic of "truth decay" - five writers and thinkers look to history and geography to investigate why:

* Dr Kathryn Murphy on Sir Francis Bacon's 1620s essay, On Truth, and its striking contemporary parallels
* The American writer Kurt Andersen traces America's long history of magical thinking, from the 1600s to the Trump presidency
* Juliet Samuel asks whether markets are giant truth-seeking mechanisms or irrational generators of bubbles
* The Indian-born writer Pankaj Mishra considers the notion of Truth as perceived by the great Indian thinker
* Statesman, Mahatma Gandhi; and the philosopher Simon Blackburn offers a timely long view of the notion of Truth

First broadcast in on BBC Radio 4 in September 2018.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b04d8lmg)
Sylvia and Dennis - Rollercoaster Riders

Fi Glover introduces the oldest members of the Great Britain Rollercoaster Club, who have ridden Nemesis at Alton Towers 3800 times, and are wondering when they will have to stop.

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

Producer: Marya Burgess.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0bl584t)
Comedy Writers
Victoria Wood

From The Doobie Brothers to Tom Waits, comedy star Victoria Wood shartes her castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From December 2007.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b0bkr9xw)
Series 4
Hello

Radiolab tries to make contact with some of the strangest strangers on Earth: dolphins. With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

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

Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich investigate a strange world.
First broadcast on public radio in the USA.


SUN 12:00 Meet the Huggetts (b04mc868)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Take It From Here (b01c6fkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Helen Lederer - All Change (Omnibus) (b0bl569q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Dawn Lowe-Watson - Jasonland (b040hr5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Shirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Omnibus) (b072sbd8)

Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods - until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers.

"If you haven't read We Have Always Lived In The Castle you are missing out." Neil Gaiman.

"Her greatest book...at once whimsical and harrowing." Donna Tartt.

"A masterpiece of Gothic suspense." Joyce Carol Oates.

Shirley Jackson, who died in 1965, was perhaps best known for her short story, The Lottery, and her novel, The Haunting Of Hill House, twice filmed and thought to be the last word in haunted-house tales. Her work has received increasing attention from literary critics in recent years. She's influenced such writers as Stephen King and Nigel Kneale.

Reader: Bryony Hannah
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production first broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


SUN 15:45 Inside the Queen's Head (b00t4fbg)
Marooned

Lemn Sissay visits pubs with the Queen's name to meet her subjects, including the drinkers of Amlwch on the island of Anglesey.


SUN 16:00 Mike Walker - Games (b0bl584z)

The editor of a 'Lad's Mag' proposes a bet to prevent a talented and attractive woman journalist leaving for a better job. The editor then throws her into situations to ensure he wins.

Against a backdrop of "Cosi Fan Tutte", Mozart's opera about the perils of love and gambling, a young woman learns about malice and manipulation.

Written by Mike Walker

Helena .... Angeline Ball
Gracie ..... Geraldine James
Peter .... David Thorpe
Don .... Michael Troughton
Man ... Kenny Blyth

Producer: Rachel Horan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b0bl5c20)
Dannie Abse - Time for Verse Eps 2-3/5

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'Time for Verse' (episodes 2-3 of 5) featuring Dannie Abse. - GP, memoir writer and poet.

George MacBeth talks to Dannie about his life and poetry.

Poems read by Anthony Hyde.

Producer: Alec Reid

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988.


SUN 17:30 To Hull and Back (b06mg9fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Alex Ferguson - I See the Moon (b0bl5cg5)

1967: Richard Thornton is at a planning conference. In the big house where he's staying, he comes across a little girl on the top landing.

He comforts her and promises to return, but his hosts deny any knowledge of her. Can she really have disappeared into thin air?

Alex Ferguson's thrilling ghost story about a lost childhood, told by a man whom no one believes.

Starring Cliff Howells as Richard, Kathryn Hunt as Allison, Russell Dixon as Professor Taylor, Mary Cunningham as Mrs Taylor, Martin Reeve as Douglas, Anne Reid as Mrs Mary Ford and John Branwell as Forsyth.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Melanie Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SUN 18:45 Joanne Harris - Class of 81 (b0bl5dch)

20 years after their graduation, a group of witches arrange a reunion. After the initial niceties, old rivalries and petty jealousies are fuelled by the ever-flowing wine.

Thankfully a magic shield over the restaurant table protects the other diners from the spells cast, as the witches demonstrate they haven't lost their magical abilities...

Pam Ferris reads Joanne Harris's magical tale.

Produced at BBC Manchester by Katherine Beacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b0bkr9xw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 On Truth (Omnibus) (b0bl56ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b04d8lmg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0bl584t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 To Hull and Back (b06mg9fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Self Storage (b01hzb14)
Leaving

Could the time have come at long last for Dave to leave behind his peculiar abode? Stars Reece Shearsmith. From October 2007.


SUN 22:45 2000 Years of Radio (b06fwync)
Series 2
Olympic FM

How will the British Olympic team fare in 776 BC? Recreation of the wireless archives with Al Holloway. From October 2002.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0blsq9z)
Jem Roberts 2/2

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


SUN 23:00 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.


SUN 23:30 Beauty of Britain (b00n7zd1)
Series 1
Girl With a Polycotton Tabard

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.

Beauty wonders why so many British men get stuck in the emotional wilderness and find it hard to communicate with each other, as she deals with an elderly gentleman and his son. Beauty's dreams of becoming a model are given a boost when she applies to be the Face of the Social Services.

Beauty ...... Jocelyn Jee Esien
Mr Clark ...... Geoffrey Palmer
Julian ...... Christopher Douglas
Georgie ...... Emma Fryer
Sally ...... Felicity Montagu
Karen ...... Nicola Sanderson
Mrs Gupte ...... Indira Joshi
Anil ...... Paul Sharma
Race Commentator ...... Christopher Douglas

Music by The West End Gospel Choir.



MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2018

MON 00:00 Alex Ferguson - I See the Moon (b0bl5cg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Joanne Harris - Class of 81 (b0bl5dch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Helen Lederer - All Change (Omnibus) (b0bl569q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Dawn Lowe-Watson - Jasonland (b040hr5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Shirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Omnibus) (b072sbd8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Inside the Queen's Head (b00t4fbg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Mike Walker - Games (b0bl584z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b0bl5c20)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 To Hull and Back (b06mg9fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnyp)
The Stand-Off

Kramer tries to persuade Sir Archie to give him the antidote formula. Can special agent, Dick Barton intervene in time?

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.


MON 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fyjq6)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Dark Fire
Episode 6

Dramatisation of the second novel in C J Sansom's Tudor crime series, featuring lawyer-detective hero Matthew Shardlake.

London, 1540, Shardlake has been ordered by Thomas Cromwell to investigate the theft of a barrel of Greek Fire - an ancient weapon of mass destruction, the formula for which was thought to have been lost centuries before. Assisted by Cromwell's man, Barak, it's increasingly clear that whoever is behind the theft will do anything - including murder - to keep the dangerous substance from the Earl of Essex.

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


MON 06:30 John Arlott - My Kind of Country (b03vztj9)

Legendary cricket commentator John Arlott waxes lyrical about the rural splendour of Hampshire.

John Arlott (1914-1991) is regarded as one of cricket's greatest commentators and was one of the longest serving on the BBC's Test Match Special.

Producer: David Allan.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in May 1968.


MON 07:00 Flying the Flag (b007jx83)
Series 1
Compromising Positions

Why does William sleep with his windscreen wipers? And will the tabloid press settle for a diplomatic answer?

The British Ambassador gets suspicious...

Alex Shearer's Eastern bloc embassy sitcom.

Starring Dinsdale Landen as HM Ambassador Mackenzie, Peter Acre as William Frost, Moir Leslie as Helen Waterson,Christopher Benjamin as Colonel Surikov, Milton Johns as Brown and Margaret Ward as Mrs Poonskey.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1987.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b0bjzs52)
Series 82
Episode 7

Nicholas Parsons asks Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Zoe Lyons and Tony Hawks to professionally prattle and prevaricate.

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


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007v1p4)
Agricultural 'Ancock

The lad turns farmer - unaware that sneaky Sid's sold him a top cricket ground.

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 February 1957.


MON 08:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jq64)
War Damage

Wilson, Pike and Hodges go to London to try and claim compensation for their pier in Frambourne-on-Sea.

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 and Reginald Marsh as Sir Wensley Smithers.

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 September 1984.


MON 09:00 We've Been Here Before (b007s945)
Series 1
Episode 3

Clive Anderson's panel show of the past with Steve Punt, David Quantick, Robin Ince and Gyles Brandreth. From August 2003.


MON 09:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b007jxbn)
Series 1
Oh No It Isn't

Mr Maxwell's exercise in democracy leads to an outbreak of playground activism.

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, Janice Acquah as Mrs Khan, Christopher Ravenscroft as Paul Devon, Christopher Dunning as William, Aisling Jarrett-Gavin as Janine, Niko Jacques as Carlos and Ruby Williams as Kelly.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


MON 10:00 The Once and Future King (b04krxsk)
The Coming of Merlyn

T. H. White's classic retelling of the King Arthur story dramatised by Brian Sibley. England is in turmoil. On the night before a decisive battle, Merlyn and Arthur meet to talk about what has brought the King and country to this perilous state.

Original music by Elizabeth Purnell
Directors: Gemma Jenkins, Marc Beeby and David Hunter

The radio debut of all five books of The Once and Future King in an adaptation by the award-winning dramatist, Brian Sibley, whose credits include dramatisations of The Lord of The Rings trilogy, Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels and most recently, Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man.

White's imagining of Arthur's childhood in The Sword in The Stone, his use of myth to deliver a powerful anti-war message and the humanity of his depiction of doomed love marks this cycle of novels as one of the defining works of 20th century fantasy fiction.

White uses the Arthurian legends to explore epic themes of national identity, democracy and the virtues of right over might.


MON 11:00 Life in Miniature (b0bl4y6p)
Romance

As part of his role as Chair of the judges for the BBC National Short Story Award 2018, Stig Abell delves into the delights of the archive. Here he introduces some of the best, most enduring and intriguing stories broadcast on the BBC.

In this first programme, three romantic tales. The stories have it all: jealousy, regret and, in Jackie Kay's wonderful evocation of a wedding, genuine love. There's a classic from the master of the short story, William Trevor - The Ballroom of Romance, and a Parisienne mother and daughter look back in Dimanche by Irene Nemirovsky.

The readers are Niamh Cusack, Emma Fielding, Phyllis Logan and Siobhan Redmond.

Produced by Belinda Naylor.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007v1p4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jq64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fyjq6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


MON 13:30 John Arlott - My Kind of Country (b03vztj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03c30xl)
James Bond - Solo
Episode 6

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 (b007qw8b)
Series 1
Bach's St Matthew Passion

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

16/30. Bach's St Matthew Passion

Johann Sebastian's recurring choral theme, inherited from his Lutheran predecessors, had a profound effect on the history of music.


MON 14:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0bl2b5q)
Beginnings

It's 1866 and self-described "educationalist" Sophia Jex-Blake returns from North America frustrated at opportunities available to women in Britain, particularly in medicine.

Sophie's increasingly convinced she'd like to train to be a doctor, but odds are stacked against her - and the one person she hopes will support her turns out not to be an ally.

Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation of the life the medical pioneer who campaigned for women's right to education in the late 19th century.

Starring Julia Watson as Sophia Jex-Blake; Tina Gray as Mrs Jex-Blake; Michelle Newell as the physician and suffragist Elizabeth Garret Anderson; and Richard Derrington as Henry Fawcett MP.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b03f8grl)
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Episode 1

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, been confronted by a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's Space Oddity in space.

The secret to Chris Hadfield's success, and survival, is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it.

Episode 1
At the age of 9, Canadian Chris Hadfield watched Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon and decided that he wanted to be an astronaut.

Reader: Garrick Hagon

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 15:00 The Once and Future King (b04krxsk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 We've Been Here Before (b007s945)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b007jxbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b007jx83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b0bjzs52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 15 Minute Drama (b00ht5tc)
The Death of Grass
Episode 1

Dramatisation of the science fiction novel by John Christopher.

It is 1956 and a virus has wiped out the crops of South East Asia, causing a famine. John Custance and his family visit his brother David's farm in Westmorland, convinced that the same thing could not happen there.

Narrator ...... David Mitchell
John ...... Darrell Brockis
Ann ...... Rebecca Egan
Roger ...... Gus Brown
David ...... Jonathan Dryden Taylor.


MON 18:15 Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror (b036nb75)
The Three Notebooks

Some extraordinary events that occurred during his travels are revealed by Sir James Monmouth at a gentleman's club...

Susan Hill's atmospheric and chilling ghost story read by Gareth Armstrong, with John Moffatt as the narrator.

Abridged in five parts by Oliver Reynolds.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0bl5lqb)
Philippa Gregory and Jonathon Porritt

Sue MacGregor and her guests - novelist, Philippa Gregory and environmentalist, Jonathon Porritt - discuss favourite books by Gilbert White, Edith Wharton and Bruce Chatwin. From 2006.

The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White
Pubisherl: Penguin Classics

Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
Publisher: Pushkin Press

The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
Publisher: Vintage.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007v1p4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jq64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fyjq6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


MON 20:30 John Arlott - My Kind of Country (b03vztj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Life in Miniature (b0bl4y6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b0bjzs52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Boosh (b007jmf4)
Stolen

Zookeepers Howard Moon and Vince Noir try to catch an animal thief at Bob Fossil's Zoo - with the help of a deer costume.

Written by and starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, The Boosh is a surreal adventure based on their Perrier Award-winning comedy show, featuring Howard and Vince's battles with zoo manager Bob Fossil (Rich Fulcher).

Vince is a regular 'Mowgli in flares' due to his affinity with animals and adoration for all things Seventies, whereas Howard likes to think he's more the brains of the duo, destined for better things.

After BBC radio gave them their big break with this series, they transferred to BBC TV where The Mighty Boosh ran for three series.

Produced by Danny Wallace. First broadcast in October 2001.


MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0blqhgp)
Pete Firman 1/3

From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats to Pete Firman.


MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra (b0bkv4hm)
Series 24
Episode 4

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 (b07yv9n7)
Series 2
Episode 5

The Luton Laureate entertains with songs and poems about glasses. With Nigel Piper and the Popticians. From September 1998.



TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2018

TUE 00:00 15 Minute Drama (b00ht5tc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror (b036nb75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0bl5lqb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fyjq6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 John Arlott - My Kind of Country (b03vztj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b03c30xl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 The Making of Music (b007qw8b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0bl2b5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b03f8grl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 The Once and Future King (b04krxsk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 We've Been Here Before (b007s945)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b007jxbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b007jx83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b0bjzs52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnz6)
The Feminine Touch

With Sir Archie still in peril, Jean calls on her feminine intuition to work out where he's being held.

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 Man's Voice.

Producer: Raymond Raikes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1972.


TUE 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fz4vl)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Dark Fire
Episode 7

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

Shardlake puts pressure on Lady Honor to tell him all she knows about Greek Fire, but suspects that she's still holding something back. With little to report, Cromwell, frustrated by Shardlake's lack of progress, reveals just how worried he is about losing the King's favour.

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


TUE 06:30 The Crying Game (b01qnv2h)

Geoff Watts investigates why we cry and the peculiar purpose of tears.

Although many animal species cry vocally, the production of tears in response to emotion, both happy or sad, is a trait unique to humans. So why do we cry, and what could the evolutionary advantage be to producing tears in response to joy or despair?

The science on this topic has been surprisingly sparse until very recently, but now new research seems to be shedding some light on some common preconceptions about the effect and consequences of our tears. Does having a good cry make you feel better, for example, or do women really cry more than men? Researchers in Israel have even discovered that our tears may contain hidden messages triggering surprising responses in those who come into contact with them.

Geoff Watts gets the tissues ready as he investigates everything you ever wanted to know about weeping.

Producer: Alexandra Feachem

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


TUE 07:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx69)
Series 2
Youth and Consequences

Bill's new young image leaves Faith feeling old on her birthday.

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, Belinda Lang as Liza, Kelda Holmes as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Rebecca Front as Rachel and Ian Targett as Gideon.

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 November 1989.


TUE 07:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03xf1f8)
Series 1
The B&B

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, a friend who runs a B&B is in trouble - so it's time for Milton to dust off those nylon sheets and let the sparks fly.

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 (b007jxjk)
Series 2
The Club

Author Gerald has money worries, while his wife Diana bids to join a ladies' club.

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

With Michael McClain and Jo Manning Wilson.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1977.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b00qxffl)
Claws

The civil servants blunder their way through Anglo-Chinese Friendship month.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

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

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in August 1977.


TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra (b0bkv4hm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Hearing With Hegley (b07yv9n7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 The Once and Future King (b04p5m1w)
The Sword in the Stone

Brian Sibley's dramatisation of T. H. White's classic retelling of the King Arthur story continues. Wart's remarkable education at the hands of the wizard Merlyn draws to a close.

Original music by Elizabeth Purnell
Directors: Gemma Jenkins, Marc Beeby and David Hunter.


TUE 11:00 Life in Miniature (b0bl4yvh)
Suspense

Stig Abell, chair of the judges for the BBC National Short Story Award 2018, introduces three tales which share a sense of suspense, something the short story can evoke so brilliantly.

Deborah Findlay voices a magnificent re-telling of Beauty and the Beast in Angela Carter's The Courtship of Mr Lyon, a contemporary take on that classic fairytale.

In Daphne du Maurier's Tame Cat, we hear a rather creepy account of a love triangle involving a young woman, an older man and her mother.

And in Louise Welsh's Summer Ghosts: The Queen of Carigielee, strange things happen on a condemned estate in Glasgow. Morven Christie adds just the right tone of intrigue.

Produced by Belinda Naylor.


TUE 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jxjk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b00qxffl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fz4vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


TUE 13:30 The Crying Game (b01qnv2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03c3dxm)
James Bond - Solo
Episode 7

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 (b007r035)
Series 1
Handel

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

17/30. Handel

German-born composer George Frideric Handel made English music great. He invented English oratorio and his Messiah became one of the foundation stones of the English choral tradition.


TUE 14:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0bl2f4r)
Back in Britain

It's 1869. After gaining three years' medical experience studying in New York, Sophia returns to Britain and catches up with a campaigning journalist.

Sophia focuses her efforts on matriculating at Edinburgh University and starts canvassing for support.

Sophia Jex-Blake's campaign to become a doctor continues in this true story of a late 19th century pioneer in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Julia Watson stars as Sophia Jex-Blake; David Bannerman as Alexander Russel; Ian Brooker as Professor Masson; Sharon Baylis as Mrs Masson; and Bob Doherty as Professor Christison.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b03ffkxl)
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Episode 2

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, been confronted by a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's Space Oddity in space.

The secret to Chris Hadfield's success, and survival, is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it.

Episode 2
What does it feel like to go to space for the first time? Chris Hadfield recalls his first flight in 1995.

Reader: Garrick Hagon

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 15:00 The Once and Future King (b04p5m1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Dilemma (b01r5pxg)
Series 2
Episode 4

Sue Perkins puts Roisin Conaty, Samira Ahmed, David Reed and Robin Ince through the moral and ethical wringer.

The panellists finely-balanced dilemmas involve changing history; dipping into the archives; injust justice and a maths teacher's non-standard deviation.

Devised by Danielle Ward.

Producer: Ed Morrish.


TUE 16:30 Ballylenon (b007znmy)
Series 5
Episode 4

Guard Gallagher gets new lodgings, as arguments rage over the cottage.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal in 1956.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Starring TP McKenna as Phonsie Doherty, Margaret D'Arcy as Muriel McConkey, Stella McCusker as Vera McConkey, Aine McCartney as Vivienne Hawthorne, Gerard Murphy as Rev Hawthorne, Marcella Riordan as Peg Sweeney, John Guiney as Father O'Flatley and Charlie Bonnar as Packy McGoldrick.

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


TUE 17:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx69)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03xf1f8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 15 Minute Drama (b00ht5xq)
The Death of Grass
Episode 2

Dramatisation of the science-fiction novel by John Christopher.

The world begins to panic as the virus spreads. But just as things seem to be calming down a little, Roger confronts John with some horrifying news.

Narrator ...... David Mitchell
Pirrie ...... Bruce Alexander
John ...... Darrell Brockis
Ann ...... Rebecca Egan
Roger ...... Gus Brown
David ...... Jonathan Dryden Taylor.


TUE 18:15 Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror (b036nm98)
The Ragged Boy

Sir James Monmouth is obsessed by Conrad Vane. As he continues his research into the explorer, mysterious events unfold as the mirror mists up...

Susan Hill's atmospheric and chilling ghost story read by Gareth Armstrong, with John Moffatt as the narrator.

Abridged in five parts by Oliver Reynolds.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


TUE 18:30 My Life in Five Songs (b00zm525)
Series 3
Mary Black

Mary Black enjoys a successful career as a singer of both Irish and contemporary songs.

Sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the business she has recorded numerous albums and has received many international awards.

Recalling the influence singers like Billie Holiday had on her decision to become a singer, Mary also tells Phil Cunningham about her days on the road with the legendary Irish folk group De Dannan.

Picking her 5 tracks Mary also introduces Phil to one of the new young Irish singers she admires and has high hopes for.

Opening with Mary singing Summer Sent You she goes on to pick these five songs:

1: Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child.

2: Sandy Denny with Fairport Convention - Crazy Man Michael.

3: Joni Mitchell - A case of You from the Blue album.

4: De Dannan - Jimmy Byrne's and Dinkies Reel from the album Anthem.

5: Wallis Bird - To My Bones.


TUE 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jxjk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b00qxffl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fz4vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


TUE 20:30 The Crying Game (b01qnv2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Life in Miniature (b0bl4yvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03xf1f8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Bunk Bed (b041yjp4)
Series 1
Episode 5

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 Crème de la Crime (b007jr0x)
Series 1
20,000 Leaks Under the Sea

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore unravel a case of wartime spying skullduggery. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From September 2001.


TUE 23:00 Elvenquest (b01qwc8m)
Series 4
The Fat Hog

The Questers find themselves seeking succour at the Fat Hog, a hostelry famed for its excellent cuisine, and run by its quixotic headchef Nigressa.

Meanwhile, Lord Darkness is having trouble with his new Ball of Infinite Vision.

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
Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Nigressa

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Sam Michell.


TUE 23:30 The Maltby Collection (b00xn9fp)
Series 2
Episode 3

Will the museum's first ever Sunday opening run smoothly? Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt and Geoffrey Palmer. From June 2008.



WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2018

WED 00:00 15 Minute Drama (b00ht5xq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror (b036nm98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 My Life in Five Songs (b00zm525)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fz4vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Crying Game (b01qnv2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b03c3dxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 The Making of Music (b007r035)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0bl2f4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b03ffkxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 The Once and Future King (b04p5m1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Dilemma (b01r5pxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Ballylenon (b007znmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx69)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03xf1f8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnz7)
In the Cross Hairs

Henchman Blom is instructed how to use the ray gun - with special agent Dick and his chum Snowey lined-up as his guinea pigs.

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, Michael Kilgarriff as Blom, Arthur Bush as Mane and Geoffrey Collins as the Man's Voice.

Producer: Raymond Raikes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1972.


WED 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fzblc)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Dark Fire
Episode 8

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

Trapped inside the rapidly burning house, Shardlake and Barak search desperately for an escape route as they witness first-hand the terrible power of Greek Fire.

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


WED 06:30 Letters to the Russian Front (b01l1g5h)

On her mother's death Chris Kelly inherited a collection of more than 500 letters written between members of her father's family during the Second World War. One of them had remained un-opened.

Adolf Winkelbauer had been removed from his post as head of surgery at the General Hospital of Vienna by the Nazis in 1938. He, his aristocratic wife Edina and the family had to adopt a muted existence in Graz. Two of the sons, Leo and Andreas were obliged to join the German army at the outbreak of the war. The sister, Edina, worked as a land girl in Bavaria. Chris' father Rudolf remained in Austria in an air defence unit.

Their mother managed to gather many of the letters they sent to each other during this period. They were written with an awareness of the censorship that was going on, but they still include snatches of the brutality of war. Rudolf, the youngest of the family and aged 17 at the time:
"...I feel very sorry for the poor bastards [Russians], who have a terrible time of it. Often we have to look on as some 16 year old Luftwaffenhelfer gives a Russian prisoner of war a kicking. It is stomach turning stuff, and even at that, it's not as bad as it gets..."

The over-riding emotion is one of loss, particularly of their idyllic childhood. The loss is all the starker given the harshness of their surroundings as they saw the war turning against them.

The programme will hinge on the un-opened letter, sent by Rudolf to his brother Leo in November 1943. He had no way of knowing that Leo was already dead, killed in combat at Melitopol in what is now Ukraine. The letter was sent back to the family home. Rudolf's mother kept it but couldn't face reading it. It was only this year that Chris decided it was time to see what her father, then seventeen years of age, had written to his elder brother.
"Time is running away from us like sand through an hourglass. So fine, that you don't even notice it slipping away, and yet it is always disappearing. Our parents are getting older and are getting grey hair and need our help more and more. In time they will put their destinies, with everything that they have and are, into our own hands. For us to protect. And we will look after them with great joy and pride, because we will want to do for them what they did for us. This is tied to the sorrowful realisation that the beautiful world we inhabited as children is no more.
But one thing we have from this time; the glorious memories of our enchanted youth. No one will be able to rob us of this, even if times become worse than they are now.
Please excuse these ramblings - they are errant thoughts escaped! I was just letting my pen dance across the page, as it wished.
See you soon at Christmas.
Your brother
Rudolf.

Rudolf left for America shortly after the war and trained as a Doctor. However he was over here towards the end of last year visiting his daughter and we were able to record him reading his letter for the first time since he wrote it more than sixty years ago. It's a poignant radio moment.

In the programme we learn more of the characters of the brothers. Andreas was an artist and the leader figure. He, too, died on the Russian front. Leo was ill-equipped for soldiery. Rudolf knew that well enough and his letters were attempts to raise the spirits of his older brother.


WED 07:00 Dry Slopes (b071l3fk)
Series 2
The Domino Effect

Everybody Angus knows seems to be in a relationship these days.

He looks back to a time when all his friends were confirmed bachelors - the golden days of Form 3B.

Written by and starring Nick Ball. With Louisa Rix as Mum, Toby Longworth, Ben Silburn and Julie Gibbs.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


WED 07:30 Rob Newman (b0bk1llx)
Rob Newman's Total Eclipse of Descartes
If a Tree Falls in a Forest...

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 two, Rob does battle with Jean-Paul Sartre and the existentialists.

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 (b01j0sf9)
Troutbridge's Party

Peeved Pertwee is barred from a wardroom celebration for Admiral Sir Benjamin Troutbridge.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, 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 (b0bl6403)
From 08/10/1958

Kenneth hosts 'Next Question, Please' in Cornwall and 'Hornerama' investigates Education.

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 (b0415hbl)
Series 13
Episode 3

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: Legs, The Internet, Dogs and The Middle Ages.

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 (b007jx5n)
Miss Willow and the One-Eyed Gentleman

"I'm afraid you're too trusting for your own good, Miss Willow. Believe me, appearances can be very deceptive..."

Hapless vicar Timothy Carswell visits some of the more sinister members of his flock.

Stephen Sheridan's six-part series stars James Grout as the Reverend Timothy Carswell, Margaret Courtenay as Miss Tilling, Jean Heywood as Miss Tapp, Jacqueline Tong as Hilary and Patricia Hayes as Miss Willow.

Producer: Lissa Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1991.


WED 10:00 The Once and Future King (b04pr7k0)
The Queen of Air and Darkness

Brian Sibley's dramatisation of T. H. White's classic retelling of the King Arthur story continues. Rebels led by King Lot and Queen Morgause of Orkney challenge Arthur's claim to the throne. As war draws nearer, darker more personal motives for bringing Arthur down emerge.

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Original music by Elizabeth Purnell
Directors: Gemma Jenkins, Marc Beeby and David Hunter.


WED 11:00 Life in Miniature (b0bl50pm)
Regret

More short story delights from the BBC Archive chosen by Stig Abell, chair of the BBC National Short Story Award 2018 panel.

In this programme, three stories about regret. There are rueful thoughts in A Woman Without A Country by John Cheever; Mouche by Guy de Maupassent and Hell Heaven by Jhumpa Lahiri.

The readers are Bill Nighy, Nina Wadia and Nathan Osgood.

Produced by Belinda Naylor.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01j0sf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (b0bl6403)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fzblc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


WED 13:30 Letters to the Russian Front (b01l1g5h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03c49xr)
James Bond - Solo
Episode 8

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.


WED 14:15 The Making of Music (b007r036)
Series 1
Rameau and the Philosophes

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

17/30. Rameau and the Philosophes.

Paris during the 1750s was the centre of a clash of cultural ideas, with music at the forefront. The Paris Opera House was the centre of the Battle of the Fools, where arguments raged about absolutism and enlightenment.


WED 14:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0bl2glh)
The Edinburgh Seven

It's 1870. Finally permitted to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Sophia starts classes with six other women. But they face financial pressures and abuse, when male students riot over a mixed class.

Sophia Jex-Blake's campaign to become a doctor continues in this true story of a late 19th century pioneer in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Starring Julia Watson as Sophia Jex-Blake; David Bannerman as Alexander Russel; and Susan Jeffrey as Edith Pechey.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b03ffkf6)
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Episode 3

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, been confronted by a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's Space Oddity in space.

The secret to Chris Hadfield's success, and survival, is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it.

Episode 3
Preparation and 'sweating the small stuff' are crucial to staying alive. Astronauts are taught to constantly ask, 'what is the next thing that is going to kill me ?'

Reader: Garrick Hagon
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 15:00 The Once and Future King (b04pr7k0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b0415hbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007jx5n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Dry Slopes (b071l3fk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Rob Newman (b0bk1llx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 15 Minute Drama (b00ht5zy)
The Death of Grass
Episode 3

Dramatisation of the science fiction novel by John Christopher.

Having broken past the roadblocks, the convoy is hoping for a clear run to Blind Gill. But a level crossing, a gatehouse and a carjack change the Custances's lives for ever.

Narrator ...... David Mitchell
Pirrie ...... Bruce Alexander
John ...... Darrell Brockis
Ann ...... Rebecca Egan
Roger ...... Gus Brown
Man ...... Andrew Mayer
Mr Spruce ...... Jonathan Dryden Taylor.


WED 18:15 Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror (b036pqz8)
Close to Home

As he obsesses over explorer Conrad Vane, a startling connection comes to light for Sir James Monmouth...

Susan Hill's atmospheric and chilling ghost story read by Gareth Armstrong, with John Moffatt as the narrator.

Abridged in five parts by Oliver Reynolds.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


WED 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jp99)
Series 1
Jimmy James

Mark Radcliffe profiles the comedians' comedian, Jimmy James - a teetotaller revered for his stage act of playing a drunk. But his one vice as a love of gambling...

Last of 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 (b01j0sf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (b0bl6403)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fzblc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


WED 20:30 Letters to the Russian Front (b01l1g5h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Life in Miniature (b0bl50pm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Rob Newman (b0bk1llx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Sofa of Time (b00hwyq7)
There's Gravy in My Locker

Milford and Parker arrive in a magical world and embark on a quest. Stars Nick Frost, Matt King and Mark Heap. From October 2002.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0blqhl9)
Pete Firman 2/3

From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats again to Pete Firman.


WED 23:00 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jr62)
Series 3
The St Valentine's Day Mastersons

Budding starlette Genevieve hits seedy 1920s Hollywood. Improvised historical family saga with Paul Merton. From August 1995.


WED 23:30 Delve Special (b007jmj8)
Series 3
Cowboys

Reporter David Lander investigates Britain's cowboy builders. Stars Stephen Fry and Dawn French. From September 1986.



THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2018

THU 00:00 15 Minute Drama (b00ht5zy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror (b036pqz8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jp99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:15 15 Minute Drama (b04fzblc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Letters to the Russian Front (b01l1g5h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b03c49xr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 The Making of Music (b007r036)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0bl2glh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b03ffkf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 The Once and Future King (b04pr7k0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b0415hbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007jx5n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Dry Slopes (b071l3fk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Rob Newman (b0bk1llx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnzr)
Evil in the Air

With Snowey and Sir Archie at the mercy of Kramer's gang, special agent Dick and his chum Jock set about trying to rescue them...

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, Michael Kilgarriff as Blom, Arthur Bush as Hans and Geoffrey Collins as the Announcer.

Producer: Raymond Raikes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1972.


THU 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b04g10zk)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Dark Fire
Episode 9

Penultimate episode of this dramatisation of C J Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

Shardlake and Barak's dogged investigation bears fruit as they discover the identity of who lies behind the elaborate plot to bring down Cromwell.

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


THU 06:30 Earth to Earth: Potted Immortality (b00lyrb6)

Ceramicist Lars Tharp explores our relationship with the funeral urn. He examines both the history and future of the urn with artist Grayson Perry, using readings from Sir Thomas Browne's treatise, Urn Burial. Lars also talks to funeral directors, ceramic experts and visits the British Museum where, he uncovers the urn which inspired Keats to write his poem, Ode on a Grecian Urn.


THU 07:00 Snap (b00tky99)
Series 1
Episode 4

Doug's planning a surprise 70th birthday party for his mum. Can he get it right without Molly's help?

Paul Mendelson's sitcom stars Rebecca Lacey as Molly, Paul Venables as Doug, Soumaya Keynes as Kaz, Jessie Sullivan as Ryan, Rebecca Front as Dawn, Marlene Sidaway as Annie and Richard Firth as Ansel.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.


THU 07:30 Plum House (b07jyw84)
Series 1
The Rather Risky Ramble

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 returns from a team building course in London to find the Plum House team have been bickering in his absence. So he decides to put what he has learned into action. Peter has a better idea to restore team spirit and suggests the museum's staff go on a walk through the Cumbrian countryside, known as Pudding's Horseshoe. Hiking boots on, the group set off on their ramble on a beautiful sunny day, full of enthusiasm and Kendal Mint Cake. What can possibly go wrong?

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 (b007jzxt)
Series 2
The Compassionate Society

A new hospital needs a cure, but does MP Jim Hacker know his ACAS from his NALGO?

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

With Peter Jeffrey as Sir Ian, Norman Bird as Brian Baker, Arthur Cox as George and Ellen McIntosh as Mrs Rogers.

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 1984.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b007jtrk)
The Rent Collectors

Neddie Seagoon is sent to claim back thousands in arrears, but he falls in the water. Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1957.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (b060m151)
Series 9
WB Yeats

James Walton quizzes the panel in the literary quiz show.

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Peter Kemp and Miles Kington.

The Author of the Week and subject for pastiche is WB Yeats.

Reader: Beth Chalmers.

Producer Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2006.


THU 09:30 Rent (b04crvbz)
Series 1
Episode 2

Now they've got students Paul and Ruby as lodgers, Maria and Richard are finding out they're not as young and groovy as they'd thought...

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

Producer: Liz Anstee.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1993.


THU 10:00 The Once and Future King (b04stlcj)
The Ill-Made Knight

Brian Sibley's dramatisation of T. H. White's classic retelling of the King Arthur story continues. Full of zeal for Arthur's new chivalric order, Lancelot rides into Camelot.

Original music by Elizabeth Purnell
Directors: Gemma Jenkins, Marc Beeby and David Hunter.


THU 11:00 Life in Miniature (b0bl50yb)
Americana

Stig Abell, chair of the BBC National Short Story Award 2018 introduces more gems from the archive.

This selection looks at America, with its rich tradition of short story writing, allowing writers to experiment with and stretch the form.

Featuring three very different American greats: Jack London, Jennifer Egan and Truman Capote.

Read by Stuart Milligan, Andrew Scott and Lorelei King, we hear themes of shattered dreams, the petty preoccupations of the wealthy and not so wealthy, and the dangers of the frozen wastes of North America.

Produced by Belinda Naylor.


THU 12:00 Yes Minister (b007jzxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jtrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b04g10zk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


THU 13:30 Earth to Earth: Potted Immortality (b00lyrb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03c4htx)
James Bond - Solo
Episode 9

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.


THU 14:15 The Making of Music (b007r037)
Series 1
Music and Society

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

19/30. Music and Society

By the late 1700s, music was becoming part of the social fabric. Concerts and dances were regularly held in cities such as Bath and Oxford, and playing the piano was the accomplishment of every young lady.


THU 14:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0bl2h7p)
London

When the University fails to help Sophia realise her medical ambitions, she heads to London, where she meets a new revolutionary supporter.

Sophia Jex-Blake's campaign to become a doctor continues in this true story of a late 19th century pioneer in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Starring Julia Watson as Sophia Jex-Blake; David Bannerman as Alexander Russel; Michelle Newell as Elizabeth Garret Anderson and Clifford Rose as Dr Anstie.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b03ffkfg)
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Episode 4

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, been confronted by a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's Space Oddity in space.

The secret to Chris Hadfield's success, and survival, is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it.

Episode 4
Chris Hadfield spent five months on the International Space Station and, in between the scientific experiments and the daily routines of living, he spent as much time as he could looking out of the window.

Read by Garrick Hagon
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 15:00 The Once and Future King (b04stlcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (b060m151)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Rent (b04crvbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Snap (b00tky99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Plum House (b07jyw84)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 15 Minute Drama (b00ht62v)
The Death of Grass
Episode 4

Dramatisation of the science-fiction novel by John Christopher.

The journey to Blind Gill continues, with one addition to the group and one sudden, shocking loss. Both events shed new light on the increasingly disturbing behaviour of Mr Pirrie.

Narrator ...... David Mitchell
Pirrie ...... Bruce Alexander
John ...... Darrell Brockis
Ann ...... Rebecca Egan
Roger ...... Gus Brown
Millicent Pirrie ...... Abigail Burdess
Olivia Buckley ...... Morag Cross.


THU 18:15 Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror (b036pw9z)
The Familiar Surroundings

Another eerie visitation leads Sir James Monmouth north to a grim appointment...

Susan Hill's atmospheric and chilling ghost story read by Gareth Armstrong, with John Moffatt as the narrator.

Abridged in five parts by Oliver Reynolds.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0184rgn)
Series 26
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein, the fascinating and misunderstood genius who changed the course of philosophy, is chosen by writer Raymond Tallis. With biographer Ray Monk, he brings alive this most enigmatic of men and his singular life. And to make sure that they don't get lost in Wittgensteinian thought, presenter Matthew Parris brings along a whistle to blow whenever he feels in danger..

Producer Beth O'Dea.


THU 19:00 Yes Minister (b007jzxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jtrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b04g10zk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


THU 20:30 Earth to Earth: Potted Immortality (b00lyrb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Life in Miniature (b0bl50yb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 22:00 Plum House (b07jyw84)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b0bkyn0g)
Series 19
Episode 3

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, Kieran Hodgson, Kate Norris and Joe Barnes

Script Editors: Liam Bierne and Rose Johnson

Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Hayley Sterling

A BBC Studios Production.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0blqhm6)
Pete Firman 3/3

From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats again to Pete Firman.


THU 23:00 Hut 33 (b00m0ld0)
Series 1
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

Sitcom by James Cary, set in Bletchley Park in 1941.

Charles ...... Robert Bathurst
Archie ...... Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka...... Olivia Colman
Gordon ...... Fergus Craig
Mrs Best ...... Lill Roughley
Joshua ...... Alex MacQueen.


THU 23:30 The Young Postmen (b00xjv0s)
Everest (The Mountain)

Fearing the sack, Derek goes mountaineering to prove he's employable. Stars Ben Miller and John Thompson. From December 1992.



FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2018

FRI 00:00 15 Minute Drama (b00ht62v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror (b036pw9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0184rgn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:15 15 Minute Drama (b04g10zk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Earth to Earth: Potted Immortality (b00lyrb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b03c4htx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 The Making of Music (b007r037)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0bl2h7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b03ffkfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 The Once and Future King (b04stlcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (b060m151)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Rent (b04crvbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Snap (b00tky99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Plum House (b07jyw84)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnzs)
The Flag of Deception

In an all-out siege at Kramer's hideaway, special agent Dick Barton and his chums battle to neutralise the ray gun.

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, Michael Kilgarriff as Blom, Arthur Bush as Hans and Geoffrey Collins as the Announcer.

Producer: Raymond Raikes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1972.


FRI 06:15 15 Minute Drama (b04g19w0)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Dark Fire
Episode 10

Gripping conclusion of C J Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, set during the last days of Thomas Cromwell.

Taken prisoner and threatened with death by the mastermind of the plot to bring down Cromwell, Shardlake and Barak must find a way to escape and warn the Earl. Can they make it in time? And how will the Wentworth family react when confronted with the truth of what lies down the well?

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


FRI 06:30 The Art of Radio Times (b03bfsyw)

Peter Day tells the story of the outstanding British graphic artists who made Radio Times magazine their canvas.

The idea that a broadcasting listings magazine should provide the opportunity for writers and artists to produce some of their finest creative work seems perhaps a little far-fetched in the present era of TV listing magazines and supplements. Yet Radio Times, which first appeared on bookstands on 28th September 1923, was a great nurturer of artistic talent.

It started with cartoons - the early magazine loved a gentle 'Punch'-like joke - but soon Radio Times evolved its own individual graphic idiom, using line drawings and motifs, alongside more conventional photographs, to illustrate the imaginative world of radio, in particular. In the magazine's heyday, an elegant Eric Fraser cover would regularly grace the bumper-selling Christmas edition, and 1953's Coronation Number became a collector's item with Fraser's simple and noble heraldic theme.

Alongside Eric Fraser, amongst the great British artists to create some of their most distinguished work for Radio Times were Edward Ardizzone, Val Biro and Victor Reinganum; Bob Sherriffs contributed thumbnail caricatures in the early years and 50 years later Peter Brookes, before becoming a fixture on The Times was a regular contributor.

In this programme, Peter Day explores the graphic heritage that Radio Times fostered with those who drew and those who commissioned for it.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2013.


FRI 07:00 Two Doors Down (b0086dhm)
Series 1
Ranting and Railings

Miss Black's vision is for all houses to have matching Victorian railings - and hers must be authentic. But her lodger, Victor sparks chaos when he gets the erection dates muddled up.

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, Roma Tomelty as Miss Black, Katy Gleadhill as Evie, Gerard Murphy as Fintan, Alan Mckee as Victor, Ali White as Saffron, 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 A Charles Paris Mystery (b070htsr)
A Decent Interval
Episode 1

by Jeremy Front
based on the novel by Simon Brett

Directed by Sally Avens

Charles, bit part actor and amateur sleuth, returns to the stage as the Ghost in Hamlet, but rehearsals are fraught as both Ophelia and Hamlet are being played by reality TV stars and soon it's not only Shakespeare's lines that are being murdered. As the body count rises so do Charles suspicions.
Whilst at home Frances fears she may have come to the end of allowing her semi-detached husband to remain as her lodger.

Jeremy Front (Magnificent Women, Sword of Honour) continues his successful adaptations of Simon Brett's novels starring
Bill Nighy (Marigold Hotel, Dad's Army)as Charles Paris
Suzanne Burden (Fresh Meat, Tis Pity she's A Whore) as Frances - Charles ex-wife from whom he's never been able to detach himself
Amelia Bullmore (Scott and Bailey, Down The Line) as Geraldine - an actress that Charles finds very attractive and who moves in to Frances' house.
Jon Glover (Episodes, Hitchhikers) as Maurice - Charles' long suffering agent.


FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b013n0q0)
Series 8
Episode 8

With the rise of the Common Market in mind, Radio Prune goes International.

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

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

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

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in April 1970.


FRI 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4bc)
Our First Baby

Medic Simon Sparrow is thrown in the deep-end on St Swithins' ante-natal ward.

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 Norma Ronald as Vera.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1968.


FRI 09:00 The Personality Test (b007rlx5)
Series 3
Janet Street-Porter

Comedy quiz presented by a new guest host every week. All the questions are about the host.

Janet Street-Porter takes the chair, with panellists Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter, Nick Doody and Will Smith.


FRI 09:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007r4mg)
Series 1
Episode 5

Tamsyn's had enough of doing all the smuggling and getting none of the credit so is determined to quit.

But when she discovers there's a new charismatic smuggler in town, emergency measures are called for!

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, Imelda Staunton as Courageous Kate and Mark Perry as Hobbs.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


FRI 10:00 The Once and Future King (b04tclg7)
The Lengthening Shadow

Brian Sibley's dramatisation of T. H. White's classic retelling of the King Arthur story continues. Murder and betrayal threaten to undermine all that Arthur holds dear.

Original music by Elizabeth Purnell
Directors: Gemma Jenkins, Marc Beeby and David Hunter.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0bkzm2w)
BBC Music Day

Made for 4 Extra. It's BBC Music Day and Amanda and Luke recommend some of the best podcasts about music including Pitch, Classical Fix and Young Musician.


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b013n0q0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4bc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:15 15 Minute Drama (b04g19w0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


FRI 13:30 The Art of Radio Times (b03bfsyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b03c49d5)
James Bond - Solo
Episode 10

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.


FRI 14:15 The Making of Music (b007r038)
Series 1
Haydn and the Esterhazys

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

20/30. Haydn and the Esterhazys

Employed by the hugely wealthy Esterhazy family, Joseph Haydn lived mainly in their isolated palace and produced music on demand. Of his prolific output, Haydn himself admitted that he was cut off from the outside world and forced to become original.


FRI 14:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0bl6l2b)
London School of Medicine

Sophia battles to finally open the very first medical school for women. But as she's still not on the medical register, she plots a plan of action...

Sophia Jex-Blake's campaign to become a doctor continues in this true story of a late 19th century pioneer in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Starring Julia Watson as Sophia Jex-Blake; Michelle Newell as Elizabeth Garret Anderson; Richard Derrington as Henry Fawcett MP; and Christopher Scott as Mr Norton.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b03ffsk9)
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Episode 5

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, been confronted by a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's Space Oddity in space.

The secret to Chris Hadfield's success, and survival, is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it.

Episode 5
Chris Hadfield comes back to earth with a bump, and discovers that he has become a YouTube and internet sensation.

Read by Garrick Hagon
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 15:00 The Once and Future King (b04tclg7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Personality Test (b007rlx5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007r4mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Two Doors Down (b0086dhm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b070htsr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 15 Minute Drama (b00ht63q)
The Death of Grass
Episode 5

Dramatisation of the science fiction novel by John Christopher.

The end of the journey is in sight but there are still plenty of obstacles ahead. At the last of them, John has to make an agonising choice.

Narrator ...... David Mitchell
Pirrie ...... Bruce Alexander
John ...... Darrell Brockis
Ann ...... Rebecca Egan
Roger ...... Gus Brown
Ashton ...... Andrew Mayer.


FRI 18:15 Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror (b036q7t8)
Waves of Evil

Sir James Monmouth's eerie obsession reaches a terrifying conclusion, but is that the end of the story?

Conclusion of Susan Hill's atmospheric and chilling ghost story read by Gareth Armstrong, with John Moffatt as the narrator.

Abridged in five parts by Oliver Reynolds.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076695)
Rewriting the Past

Chris Bigsby discusses historical writing with Louis de Bernières and Lucy Moore. Are fact and fiction dangerous bedfellows?

In each programme, Professor Bigsby introduces a duo of writers of fact and fiction: new talent and established names. In the context of a discussion of one of the ideas and pre-occupations of our times, each presents a piece on this week's topic.

The best new writing and the freshest conversation from 2002.


FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b013n0q0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4bc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Dick Barton - Special Agent (b007jnzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:15 15 Minute Drama (b04g19w0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:15 today]


FRI 20:30 The Art of Radio Times (b03bfsyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0bkzm2w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01d51th)
Series 1
With David O'Doherty

In a new brand music comedy series comedian Alex Horne and his 5 piece band give us a latin lesson; ponder the language that unifies us all and guest comedian David O Doherty takes us for a noisy ride in the 'quiet carriage'.

Host .... Alex Horne
Trumpet/banjo .... Joe Auckland
Saxophone/clarinet ....Mark Brown
Double Bass/Bass .... Will Collier
Drums and Percussion .... Ben Reynolds
Piano/keyboard .... Joe Stilgoe
Guest performer ....David O'Doherty

Producer .... Julia McKenzie.


FRI 22:30 The Nick Revell Show (b007jp45)
Series 1
Episode 1

The life of a struggling writer with dysfunctional friends and a talking geranium. With Alistair McGowan. From January 1992.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0bmkdgd)
Josh Howie 1/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith talks to Josh Howie. Episode 1 of 2.


FRI 23:00 The Mary Whitehouse Experience (b007jpb2)
From 06/01/90

David Baddiel, Rob Newman, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis tackle buskers and January sales. With Mark Thomas. From January 1990.


FRI 23:30 The Party Party (b007jx5p)
Episode 6

Microcosm is host to revenge, greed and attempted murder. Starring Hugh Laurie, Robert Glenister 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 01:15 SAT (b04fchlk)

15 Minute Drama 06:15 MON (b04fyjq6)

15 Minute Drama 13:15 MON (b04fyjq6)

15 Minute Drama 18:00 MON (b00ht5tc)

15 Minute Drama 20:15 MON (b04fyjq6)

15 Minute Drama 00:00 TUE (b00ht5tc)

15 Minute Drama 01:15 TUE (b04fyjq6)

15 Minute Drama 06:15 TUE (b04fz4vl)

15 Minute Drama 13:15 TUE (b04fz4vl)

15 Minute Drama 18:00 TUE (b00ht5xq)

15 Minute Drama 20:15 TUE (b04fz4vl)

15 Minute Drama 00:00 WED (b00ht5xq)

15 Minute Drama 01:15 WED (b04fz4vl)

15 Minute Drama 06:15 WED (b04fzblc)

15 Minute Drama 13:15 WED (b04fzblc)

15 Minute Drama 18:00 WED (b00ht5zy)

15 Minute Drama 20:15 WED (b04fzblc)

15 Minute Drama 00:00 THU (b00ht5zy)

15 Minute Drama 01:15 THU (b04fzblc)

15 Minute Drama 06:15 THU (b04g10zk)

15 Minute Drama 13:15 THU (b04g10zk)

15 Minute Drama 18:00 THU (b00ht62v)

15 Minute Drama 20:15 THU (b04g10zk)

15 Minute Drama 00:00 FRI (b00ht62v)

15 Minute Drama 01:15 FRI (b04g10zk)

15 Minute Drama 06:15 FRI (b04g19w0)

15 Minute Drama 13:15 FRI (b04g19w0)

15 Minute Drama 18:00 FRI (b00ht63q)

15 Minute Drama 20:15 FRI (b04g19w0)

2000 Years of Radio 22:45 SUN (b06fwync)

A Charles Paris Mystery 07:30 FRI (b070htsr)

A Charles Paris Mystery 17:30 FRI (b070htsr)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0bl5lqb)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0bl5lqb)

AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b0bkr991)

AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b0bkr991)

Alex Ferguson - I See the Moon 18:00 SUN (b0bl5cg5)

Alex Ferguson - I See the Moon 00:00 MON (b0bl5cg5)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 FRI (b01d51th)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b060qbwm)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b060qbwm)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b060qbwm)

Ballylenon 16:30 TUE (b007znmy)

Ballylenon 04:30 WED (b007znmy)

Beauty of Britain 23:30 SUN (b00n7zd1)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 WED (b0bl6403)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 WED (b0bl6403)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 WED (b0bl6403)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b03bx824)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b03c30xl)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b03c30xl)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b03c3dxm)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b03c3dxm)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b03c49xr)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b03c49xr)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b03c4htx)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b03c4htx)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b03c49d5)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b03cv46x)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b03f8grl)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b03f8grl)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b03ffkxl)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b03ffkxl)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b03ffkf6)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b03ffkf6)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b03ffkfg)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b03ffkfg)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b03ffsk9)

Bunk Bed 22:30 TUE (b041yjp4)

Comedy's Coming Home 01:30 SAT (b00800by)

Crème de la Crime 22:45 TUE (b007jr0x)

Dawn Lowe-Watson - Jasonland 07:15 SUN (b040hr5z)

Dawn Lowe-Watson - Jasonland 14:15 SUN (b040hr5z)

Dawn Lowe-Watson - Jasonland 02:15 MON (b040hr5z)

Delve Special 23:30 WED (b007jmj8)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b0bl584t)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b0bl584t)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 01:00 SAT (b007jnyn)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 06:00 MON (b007jnyp)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 13:00 MON (b007jnyp)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 20:00 MON (b007jnyp)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 01:00 TUE (b007jnyp)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 06:00 TUE (b007jnz6)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 13:00 TUE (b007jnz6)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 20:00 TUE (b007jnz6)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 01:00 WED (b007jnz6)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 06:00 WED (b007jnz7)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 13:00 WED (b007jnz7)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 20:00 WED (b007jnz7)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 01:00 THU (b007jnz7)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 06:00 THU (b007jnzr)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 13:00 THU (b007jnzr)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 20:00 THU (b007jnzr)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 01:00 FRI (b007jnzr)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 06:00 FRI (b007jnzs)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 13:00 FRI (b007jnzs)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 20:00 FRI (b007jnzs)

Dilemma 16:00 TUE (b01r5pxg)

Dilemma 04:00 WED (b01r5pxg)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b06fvndx)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b06fvndx)

Doctor in the House 08:30 FRI (b007k4bc)

Doctor in the House 12:30 FRI (b007k4bc)

Doctor in the House 19:30 FRI (b007k4bc)

Dry Slopes 07:00 WED (b071l3fk)

Dry Slopes 17:00 WED (b071l3fk)

Dry Slopes 05:00 THU (b071l3fk)

Earth to Earth: Potted Immortality 06:30 THU (b00lyrb6)

Earth to Earth: Potted Immortality 13:30 THU (b00lyrb6)

Earth to Earth: Potted Immortality 20:30 THU (b00lyrb6)

Earth to Earth: Potted Immortality 01:30 FRI (b00lyrb6)

Elephants to Catch Eels 04:30 SAT (b007qx6x)

Elephants to Catch Eels 09:30 FRI (b007r4mg)

Elephants to Catch Eels 16:30 FRI (b007r4mg)

Elvenquest 23:00 TUE (b01qwc8m)

Flying the Flag 07:00 MON (b007jx83)

Flying the Flag 17:00 MON (b007jx83)

Flying the Flag 05:00 TUE (b007jx83)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0184rgn)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0184rgn)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b007v1p4)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 MON (b007v1p4)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 MON (b007v1p4)

Hearing With Hegley 23:45 MON (b07yv9n7)

Hearing With Hegley 09:45 TUE (b07yv9n7)

Helen Lederer - All Change (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b0bl569q)

Helen Lederer - All Change (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b0bl569q)

Helen Lederer - All Change (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b0bl569q)

Helen Lederer - All Change 02:30 SAT (b0bk4nm9)

Home Front - Omnibus 03:00 SAT (b0b6mb5h)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 WED (b007jp99)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 THU (b007jp99)

Hut 33 23:00 THU (b00m0ld0)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b013n0q0)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b013n0q0)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b013n0q0)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b0bkr96j)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b0bkr96j)

Inside the Queen's Head 15:45 SUN (b00t4fbg)

Inside the Queen's Head 03:45 MON (b00t4fbg)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 08:30 MON (b007jq64)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 12:30 MON (b007jq64)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 19:30 MON (b007jq64)

Jest a Minute 04:00 SAT (b0183rrm)

Joanne Harris - Class of 81 18:45 SUN (b0bl5dch)

Joanne Harris - Class of 81 00:45 MON (b0bl5dch)

John Arlott - My Kind of Country 06:30 MON (b03vztj9)

John Arlott - My Kind of Country 13:30 MON (b03vztj9)

John Arlott - My Kind of Country 20:30 MON (b03vztj9)

John Arlott - My Kind of Country 01:30 TUE (b03vztj9)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b0bjzs52)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b0bjzs52)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b0bjzs52)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b0bjzs52)

King Street Junior Revisited 09:30 MON (b007jxbn)

King Street Junior Revisited 16:30 MON (b007jxbn)

King Street Junior Revisited 04:30 TUE (b007jxbn)

Letters to the Russian Front 06:30 WED (b01l1g5h)

Letters to the Russian Front 13:30 WED (b01l1g5h)

Letters to the Russian Front 20:30 WED (b01l1g5h)

Letters to the Russian Front 01:30 THU (b01l1g5h)

Life in Miniature 11:00 MON (b0bl4y6p)

Life in Miniature 21:00 MON (b0bl4y6p)

Life in Miniature 11:00 TUE (b0bl4yvh)

Life in Miniature 21:00 TUE (b0bl4yvh)

Life in Miniature 11:00 WED (b0bl50pm)

Life in Miniature 21:00 WED (b0bl50pm)

Life in Miniature 11:00 THU (b0bl50yb)

Life in Miniature 21:00 THU (b0bl50yb)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 14:30 MON (b0bl2b5q)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 02:30 TUE (b0bl2b5q)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 14:30 TUE (b0bl2f4r)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 02:30 WED (b0bl2f4r)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 14:30 WED (b0bl2glh)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 02:30 THU (b0bl2glh)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 14:30 THU (b0bl2h7p)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 02:30 FRI (b0bl2h7p)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 14:30 FRI (b0bl6l2b)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 23:30 SAT (b00xw276)

Marty Ross - Catch My Breath 00:00 SAT (b007k3bt)

Mastertapes 00:30 SAT (b03jb1wf)

Meet the Huggetts 08:00 SUN (b04mc868)

Meet the Huggetts 12:00 SUN (b04mc868)

Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre 05:30 SAT (b06s1b8t)

Mike Walker - Games 16:00 SUN (b0bl584z)

Mike Walker - Games 04:00 MON (b0bl584z)

My Life in Five Songs 18:30 TUE (b00zm525)

My Life in Five Songs 00:30 WED (b00zm525)

Natalie Haynes' Back to School 09:00 SAT (b01rfxjr)

Natalie Haynes' Back to School 19:00 SAT (b01rfxjr)

News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b0bkv4hm)

News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b0bkv4hm)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b0bk4l8h)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b0bkyn0g)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076695)

On Truth (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (b0bl56ry)

On Truth (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (b0bl56ry)

Plum House 07:30 THU (b07jyw84)

Plum House 17:30 THU (b07jyw84)

Plum House 22:00 THU (b07jyw84)

Plum House 05:30 FRI (b07jyw84)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (b0bkzm2w)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (b0bkzm2w)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b0bl5c20)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b0bl5c20)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b0bkr9xw)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (b0bkr9xw)

Rent 12:30 SAT (b04c34yr)

Rent 09:30 THU (b04crvbz)

Rent 16:30 THU (b04crvbz)

Rent 04:30 FRI (b04crvbz)

Rob Newman 07:30 WED (b0bk1llx)

Rob Newman 17:30 WED (b0bk1llx)

Rob Newman 22:00 WED (b0bk1llx)

Rob Newman 05:30 THU (b0bk1llx)

Second Thoughts 07:00 TUE (b007jx69)

Second Thoughts 17:00 TUE (b007jx69)

Second Thoughts 05:00 WED (b007jx69)

Self Storage 22:30 SUN (b01hzb14)

Shirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (b072sbd8)

Shirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (b072sbd8)

Snap 07:00 THU (b00tky99)

Snap 17:00 THU (b00tky99)

Snap 05:00 FRI (b00tky99)

Stewart Permutt - Singular Women 14:45 SAT (b00752sz)

Stewart Permutt - Singular Women 02:45 SUN (b00752sz)

Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror 18:15 MON (b036nb75)

Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror 00:15 TUE (b036nb75)

Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror 18:15 TUE (b036nm98)

Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror 00:15 WED (b036nm98)

Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror 18:15 WED (b036pqz8)

Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror 00:15 THU (b036pqz8)

Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror 18:15 THU (b036pw9z)

Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror 00:15 FRI (b036pw9z)

Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror 18:15 FRI (b036q7t8)

Take It From Here 08:30 SUN (b01c6fkb)

Take It From Here 12:30 SUN (b01c6fkb)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 07:30 TUE (b03xf1f8)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 17:30 TUE (b03xf1f8)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 TUE (b03xf1f8)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 05:30 WED (b03xf1f8)

The Art of Radio Times 06:30 FRI (b03bfsyw)

The Art of Radio Times 13:30 FRI (b03bfsyw)

The Art of Radio Times 20:30 FRI (b03bfsyw)

The Boosh 22:30 MON (b007jmf4)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b0blsq9z)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 MON (b0blqhgp)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b0blqhl9)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b0blqhm6)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b0bmkdgd)

The Crying Game 06:30 TUE (b01qnv2h)

The Crying Game 13:30 TUE (b01qnv2h)

The Crying Game 20:30 TUE (b01qnv2h)

The Crying Game 01:30 WED (b01qnv2h)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b007jtrk)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b007jtrk)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b007jtrk)

The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 23:00 SAT (b008tnzk)

The Lee Mack Show 22:00 SAT (b00c4cd2)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b04d8lmg)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b04d8lmg)

The Making of Music 02:15 SAT (b007qd02)

The Making of Music 14:15 MON (b007qw8b)

The Making of Music 02:15 TUE (b007qw8b)

The Making of Music 14:15 TUE (b007r035)

The Making of Music 02:15 WED (b007r035)

The Making of Music 14:15 WED (b007r036)

The Making of Music 02:15 THU (b007r036)

The Making of Music 14:15 THU (b007r037)

The Making of Music 02:15 FRI (b007r037)

The Making of Music 14:15 FRI (b007r038)

The Maltby Collection 23:30 TUE (b00xn9fp)

The Mary Whitehouse Experience 23:00 FRI (b007jpb2)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:00 WED (b007jr62)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b00qxffl)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b00qxffl)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b00qxffl)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b01j0sf9)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b01j0sf9)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b01j0sf9)

The Nick Revell Show 22:30 FRI (b007jp45)

The Once and Future King 10:00 MON (b04krxsk)

The Once and Future King 15:00 MON (b04krxsk)

The Once and Future King 03:00 TUE (b04krxsk)

The Once and Future King 10:00 TUE (b04p5m1w)

The Once and Future King 15:00 TUE (b04p5m1w)

The Once and Future King 03:00 WED (b04p5m1w)

The Once and Future King 10:00 WED (b04pr7k0)

The Once and Future King 15:00 WED (b04pr7k0)

The Once and Future King 03:00 THU (b04pr7k0)

The Once and Future King 10:00 THU (b04stlcj)

The Once and Future King 15:00 THU (b04stlcj)

The Once and Future King 03:00 FRI (b04stlcj)

The Once and Future King 10:00 FRI (b04tclg7)

The Once and Future King 15:00 FRI (b04tclg7)

The Party Party 23:30 FRI (b007jx5p)

The Personality Test 09:00 FRI (b007rlx5)

The Personality Test 16:00 FRI (b007rlx5)

The Richest Man in Britain 22:30 SAT (b00nz1bk)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 09:30 WED (b007jx5n)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 16:30 WED (b007jx5n)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 04:30 THU (b007jx5n)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:00 TUE (b007jxjk)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:00 TUE (b007jxjk)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:00 TUE (b007jxjk)

The Sofa of Time 22:30 WED (b00hwyq7)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 WED (b0415hbl)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 WED (b0415hbl)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 THU (b0415hbl)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (b060m151)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (b060m151)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (b060m151)

The Young Postmen 23:30 THU (b00xjv0s)

To Hull and Back 07:30 SUN (b06mg9fp)

To Hull and Back 17:30 SUN (b06mg9fp)

To Hull and Back 22:00 SUN (b06mg9fp)

To Hull and Back 05:30 MON (b06mg9fp)

Touchline Tales 07:30 SAT (b01p3nqp)

Touchline Tales 17:30 SAT (b01p7hd0)

Touchline Tales 05:30 SUN (b01p3nqp)

Two Doors Down 05:00 SAT (b0084r5t)

Two Doors Down 07:00 FRI (b0086dhm)

Two Doors Down 17:00 FRI (b0086dhm)

We've Been Here Before 09:00 MON (b007s945)

We've Been Here Before 16:00 MON (b007s945)

We've Been Here Before 04:00 TUE (b007s945)

Well, At Least It Didn't Rain 12:00 SAT (b007qq88)

Willougby's Phoney War 06:00 SAT (b0bl51dr)

Willougby's Phoney War 16:00 SAT (b0bl51dr)

Willougby's Phoney War 04:00 SUN (b0bl51dr)

With Great Pleasure 14:15 SAT (b0077478)

With Great Pleasure 02:15 SUN (b0077478)

Yes Minister 08:00 THU (b007jzxt)

Yes Minister 12:00 THU (b007jzxt)

Yes Minister 19:00 THU (b007jzxt)