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SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2018

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:15 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:15 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 02:45 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 Emlyn Williams - The Corn is Green (b0blvk07)

1895 in a Welsh mining village, where children are sent down the mines when they turn 12.

Into this environment comes the iron-willed, blue-stockinged English teacher, Miss Moffat.

Despite resistance from villagers and the local squire, she's determined to bully and inspire her prize pupil, Morgan Evans, up and out of the pits towards the liberating freedom of learning...

Published in 1968, Emlyn Williams' novel - based partly on his own childhood in Wales - dramatised by David Gruffydd.

Starring Anna Massey as Miss LC Moffat, George Winter as Morgan Evans, Imelda Staunton as Bessie, Edward de Souza as the Squire, Rosaline Ayres as Miss Ronberry, Carole Boyd as Mrs Watty, Elizabeth Morgan as Idwal and Sion Probert as Mr Jones.

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985.


SAT 07:30 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 08:00 Archive on 4 (b0075vj7)
Metropolis

Novelist Paul Bailey takes an autobiographical journey through the BBC sound archive in celebration of London, as documented by the microphone from 1930 onwards.

He recalls aspects of the city which have disappeared forever, from horse traffic to street markets, and looks at how radio has represented - and misrepresented - the average Londoner.

Producer: Thomas Morris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SAT 09:00 Pete Firman's World of Magic (b061v8x4)

From Ancient Egypt to the modern day, the act of conjuring has captivated audiences for centuries. It's a world of secrecy and intrigue that deals in incredible acts of wonder and stunning feats of deception. For magician and comedian Pete Firman, it's a world that has enchanted him since he was an 8 year old child watching Paul Daniels on TV.

In this compilation Pete makes a pilgrimage to the Magic Circle in London to dig deeper into the history of the art's colourful past. Assisted by president Scott Penrose they trace the roots of modern day illusionism from Harry Houdini, The Maskelynes and Chung Ling Soo through to contemporary kings such as Derren Brown and David Blaine. They also delve into the world of trick inventors, go behind the scenes with theatrical illusionists and get a crash course in performing street magic.

From the simplest acts of sleight of hand to high profile stunts, join Pete on a journey through the world of magic that's set to confound and inspire in equal measures. Featuring:

* The History Of Magic (BBC Radio 4 - 1997)
* Houdini - Great Lives (BBC Radio 4 - 2009)
* Box Jumpers (BBC Radio 4 - 2004)
* Spoon, Jar, Jar, Spoon - The Two Sides Of Tommy Cooper (BBC Radio 4 - 2009)
* The Backstreet Business (BBC Radio 4 - 2008)
* Magic In The Theatre - Front Row (BBC Radio 4 - 2010)
* Passing The Hat (BBC Radio 4 - 2009)
* David Blaine - Steve Wright In The Afternoon (BBC Radio 2 - 2003)
* The Science Of Magic - All In The Mind (BBC Radio 2 - 2011)
* Derren Brown - Chain Reaction (BBC Radio 4 - 2012)

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Radio Scotland.


SAT 12:00 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.


SAT 12:30 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.


SAT 13:00 Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber (Omnibus) (b0blvktr)

Five stories to gobble you up. Angela Carter's iconic collection of fairy stories, adapted for radio by Olivia Hetreed.

With their feisty heroines and orgiastic mash-up of beasts, shape-shifters and ghouls, Angela Carter's extraordinary tales are the most perfect example of her style, not just for her incomparable prose, but also in the dizzying twists and turns of perception, fantasy and myth.

Controversially influenced by De Sade, she embraced the erotic, explored our deepest and darkest urges, and subverted the roles of hunter and prey, master and mistress so that, instead of male sexuality, it is the female that becomes transgressive and powerful.

The Bloody Chamber

Anne ..... Sophie Cookson
Marquis ..... Jasper Britton
Mother ..... Rakie Ayola
Jean Yves ..... Nigel Pilkington

The Erl-King

Lover ..... Rakie Ayola
Erl-King ..... Ariyon Bakare
Goblin ..... Jasmine Jones

Wolf-Alice

Angela Carter..... Fiona Shaw
Wolf-Alice ..... Lily Lesser
Duke ..... Jonathan Tafler
Head Nun ..... Phoebe Fildes
Main Hunter ..... Nigel Pilkington
Mother Superior ..... Adjoa Andoh
Nun ..... Susan Wooldridge
Novice ..... Grace Englert
Novice..... Jalleh Alizadeh
Hunter...... Tre Gordon
Hunter ..... Tom Clegg

The Tiger's Bride

Beauty..... Hannah Genesius
Valet ..... Jonathan Tafler
Clockwork Maid..... Jasmine Jones

The Company of Wolves

Wise Woman ..... Adjoa Andoh
Bawdy Woman ..... Susan Wooldridge
Pushy Woman ..... Tessa Wojtczak
Red ..... Lily Lesser
Huntsman..... Alexander Vlahos
Granny ..... Phyllida Law
Girl ..... Jalleh Alizadeh
Girl ..... Grace Englert

Director / Producer - Fiona McAlpine
Sound Design - Lucinda Mason Brown
An Allegra Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2018.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0blvlbm)
Kim Wilde

Singer Kim Wilde chooses Cilla Black's 'Anyone who had a heart' and 'Everything put together falls apart' by Paul Simon.


SAT 14:15 With Great Pleasure (b00773bz)
2006
Rick Stein

Chef Rick Stein shares his favourite prose, poetry and cookery writing, featuring Thomas Hardy and Elizabeth David.

Christian Rodska and Jenny Coverack join him to entertain an audience at the Seafood School in Padstow, Cornwall.

Producer: Viv Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


SAT 14:45 Stewart Permutt - Singular Women (b0075569)
Frances

Celia Imrie plays a shy teacher with an unwanted notoriety. Bittersweet comedies about four very different women. From September 1997.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b0075vj7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Emlyn Williams - The Corn is Green (b0blvk07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Touchline Tales (b01p7hd0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b06gxdks)
The Demons of Red Lodge and Other Stories

Something menacing lurks outside the woodshed on a dark, misty Suffolk night in 1665.

Peter Davison is the Fifth Doctor with his companion Nyssa played by Sarah Sutton.

This episode is one of four generated by Big Finish Productions' 2010 'Opportunity for New Writers' contest, which attracted around 1200 entries,

Peter Davison played the Fifth Doctor from 1981 to 1984.

Sarah Sutton played Nyssa between 1981 and 1983. She was first seen on 'The Keeper of Traken' - Traken being Nyssa's home planet, when she starred with the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)

Written by Jason Arnopp.

Original music composed by Richard Fox and Lauren Yason.

Directed by Ken Bentley

Producer: David Richardson

A Big Finish production.


SAT 18:30 Fear on 4 (b007jqdp)
Net Suicide

Michael Scantgrace is a City dealer facing complete ruin when he stumbles across the Suicide Club on the internet. Should he sign up?

Fear on 4 brings you more in a series of nerve-tinglers.

Stars Gerald McDermott as Michael, Tracy-Ann Oberman as Susannah, John Rowe as Roy and David Brooks as Bob.

Written by Stephen Wyatt.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


SAT 19:00 Pete Firman's World of Magic (b061v8x4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Old Harry's Game (b00c6jfr)
Series 5
Moral Leadership

Hell is close to bursting, so to stem the flow, Satan ponders his entry policy. Devilish sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From September 2005.


SAT 22:30 The Richest Man in Britain (b00p346t)
The Cultural Attache

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

Trillionnaire rocker Dave Mabbutt and his personal assistant Dom come to blows over the one thing money can't buy.

Dave Mabbutt ...... Mark Williams
Dom ...... Russell Tovey.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0bmkf1l)
Josh Howie 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith talks to Josh Howie.


SAT 23:00 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008vzdy)
Series 2
Episode 2

Invention as it happens. Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney's improvised sketches driven by the audience. From February 2008.


SAT 23:30 Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation (b016lgkl)
Strength

Mark Watson reignites his quest to improve the world, nimbly assisted by Tim Key and Tom Basden.

As broadcast live in November 2011 - Mark invites the audience join in via tweets and messages to work out how we can all make the world a better place.

Asking the big questions crucial to our understanding of ourselves and society - Mark kicks off with a look at "Strength".

Strength comes in many forms. We all need to be strong sometimes in life, whether we're dealing with an emotional fall-out or carrying a really heavy dog to the vet's. Some have inner strength, like people who survive divorce etc; some have outer strength, like guys who pull buses with their teeth in competitions.

But can strength be - ironically - a weakness? Strength can have its downsides. Our fondness for displays of strength has led to disastrous episodes like wars breaking out and 'Gladiators' being brought back. Mr Strong, in the Mr Men books, got strong by eating a barn full of eggs, but must have suffered terrible side-effects. How can we be strong, but remain human?

Mark Watson is a multi-award winning comedian, including the inaugural If.Comedy Panel Prize 2006. He is assisted by Tim Key, winner of Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2009 and Tom Basden who won the If.Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2007.

Produced by Lianne Coop.

First broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.



SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2018

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b06gxdks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Fear on 4 (b007jqdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber (Omnibus) (b0blvktr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0blvlbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 With Great Pleasure (b00773bz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Stewart Permutt - Singular Women (b0075569)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b0075vj7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Emlyn Williams - The Corn is Green (b0blvk07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Touchline Tales (b01p7hd0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (Omnibus) (b0blvmcx)
1866-1874

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.

Omnibus of the first five episodes of 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.


SUN 07:15 Michael Carlson - The Devil and Mrs Fox (b0blvn5y)

4 Extra Debut. Two ladies head to the supermarket with dinner and something more diabolical in mind. Read by Maureen O'Brien. From July 1991.


SUN 07:30 To Hull and Back (b06nq26y)
Series 1
It's My Party

Sophie finally comes in to some money. It's her chance to get away at last.

However, her mother Sheila's birthday is imminent and a surprise party takes precedence. But there's more of a surprise in store for Sophie...

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 (b00ncgg1)
No Fear

Huggett family chaos reigns when young Bobby sets out to play the hero.

Stars Jack Warner as Joe, Kathleen Harrison as Ethel, George Howell as Bobby, Marion Collins as Jane, Charles Leno as Fred Stebbings and Kenneth Connor as Charlie.

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: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1957.


SUN 08:30 Take It From Here (b01cj179)
From 23/04/1958

The perils of worker relations in a northern town - and Ron Glum needs a new suit, 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 The Spy and the Traitor (Omnibus) (b0blvnxb)

Ben Mcintyre's thrilling history tells the breathtaking story of a KGB double-agent operating at the height of the Cold War.

Passing countless secrets to his British spymasters at M16 over the course of a decade he undermined the Soviet Union's intelligence gathering machine from deep within. Eventually, he was betrayed and what followed was a sequence of events involving ingenuity, duplicity, and fearlessness.

Read by Tim McInnerny.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

Omnibus of five episodes first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2018.


SUN 10:10 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06fw2lm)
Fashion
Dame Zandra Rhodes

4 Extra Debut. From Pink Floyd to Ravel, fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes makes her castaway choices. With Roy Plomley. From February 1983.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b0blj699)
Series 4
Deception

Radiolab asks if it's possible for anyone to lead a life without deception? 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 (b00ncgg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Take It From Here (b01cj179)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (Omnibus) (b0blvmcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Michael Carlson - The Devil and Mrs Fox (b0blvn5y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Lisa Owen - Not Working: Omnibus (b079ywgp)
Episode 1

Thirtysomething Claire Flannery has quit her job to discover her true vocation, only to realise she has no idea how to go about finding it.

In her muddled but somehow impeccable logic she discovers that, 'the more time you have, the less time you have'. As the weeks stretch into months with nothing to show but an overflowing internet search history and an unintended feud with her mother, Claire finds herself sinking under pressure and wondering where her life fell apart.

Lisa Owens's comic debut novel tells the story of a life unravelling in minute and spectacular ways, voicing the questions we've all asked ourselves but never dared to say out loud.

Read by Emily Bruni

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes abridged by Robin Brooks.

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2016.


SUN 15:45 Inside the Queen's Head (b00t4qwx)
Sailing By

Lemn Sissay visits pubs with the Queen's name to meet her subjects. Is there a darker side to rowing town, Henley-on-Thames?


SUN 16:00 Mary Baker - The American Dentist (b0blvnxg)

"I'm part of the great fabric of European history. When books are written about 19th century France, my name will live on in them".

Loosely based on Thomas W Evans' Recollections of The Second French Empire, the unlikely tale begins with our tooth-obsessed hero arriving in Paris in 1848, where he quickly becomes indispensable to Napoleon III and destined to change the course of history...

Mary Baker's comedy drama about democracy, diplomacy and dentistry

Staring Colin Stinton as Dr Thomas W Evans, Jonathan Coy as Napolean III, Barbara Durkin as the Empress Eugénie, Paul Dubois as Dr Edward Crane, Jennie Stoller as Madame Lebreton, Buffy Davis as Mrs Evans, Sean Baker as Mr Branwell and Philip Joseph is Sir John Burgoyne.

Director: Sally Avens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b0blvpg4)
The Whitsun Weddings

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin.

This was the title poem of the collection published in 1964 that made Larkin famous. Poet Jean Sprackland, who teaches Larkin and whose father, a librarian, met him professionally, retraces the train journey at the heart of the poem.

She considers Larkin's views about marriage, about class and about the 'state of Britain', against the background of the poet's own seemingly quiet life in the provincial town of Hull.

For many, Whitsun Weddings is Philip Larkin's most characteristic poem, expressing his detachment from the crowd and from love and marriage of the ordinary sort.

With James Booth, Andrew Motion, John Osborne and Larkin's surviving mistress, the 'third woman' Betty Mackereth.

Producer: Susan Marling

A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


SUN 17:30 To Hull and Back (b06nq26y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Peter George - Dr Strangelove (b0blvpml)

Thermonuclear war erupts in Kerry Shale's award-winning dramatisation of the apocalyptic black comedy, playing multiple roles.

'Dr. Strangelove' came to prominence in the 1964 film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Based on the novel 'Red Alert' by Peter George, it famously starred Peter Sellers in multiple roles.

As well as the dramatisation, Kerry Shale also takes several roles: Dr Strangelove, Lieutenant Kivel, Lieutenant Barney Goldberg, Lieutenant Lothar Zogg, Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, General Jack D Ripper and President Merkin Muffley.

With William Hootkins as the King, Sean Barratt as General Buck Turgidson, Stuart Milligan as Gwarne, Nigel Anthony as the Soviet Ambassador, , Peter Whitman as Staines, William Roberts as Gap and John Baddeley as Ball.
Alexei de Sadesk and Teresa Gallagher as the Narrators

Director: Gordon House.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1993.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b0blj699)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 The Spy and the Traitor (Omnibus) (b0blvnxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06fw2lm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 22:00 To Hull and Back (b06nq26y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007qw7m)
Series 3
Ludwig van Beethoven

The radical comedian offers his humorous assessment of the influential German composer. From September 2002.


SUN 23:00 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, Luke Kempner, Katie Norris and Joe Barnes

Script Editors: Liam Beirne and Rose Johnson

Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Hayley Sterling

Newsjack is a BBC Studios Production.


SUN 23:30 Beauty of Britain (b00ndxjp)
Series 1
Pastor Dave

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 is quite taken with the charismatic Pastor Dave, a visiting clergyman at Mrs Blanchard's local church, but is he the real deal? Should she pursue him or the gorgeous double-breasted mini-trench coat she has seen in the Mencap shop?

Beauty ...... Jocelyn Jee Esien
Sister Olu ...... Diveen Henry
Pastor Ndu ...... Javone Prince
Mrs Blanchard ...... Alison Steadman
Sally ...... Felicity Montagu
Karen ...... Nicola Sanderson
Mrs Gupte ...... Indira Joshi
Minister Lee ...... Dan Tetsell
Pastor Dave ...... Felix Dexter
Female Assistant ...... Diveen Henry
Cabbie ...... Dan Tetsel

Music by The West End Gospel Choir.



MONDAY 01 OCTOBER 2018

MON 00:00 Peter George - Dr Strangelove (b0blvpml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (Omnibus) (b0blvmcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Michael Carlson - The Devil and Mrs Fox (b0blvn5y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Lisa Owen - Not Working: Omnibus (b079ywgp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Inside the Queen's Head (b00t4qwx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Mary Baker - The American Dentist (b0blvnxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b0blvpg4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 To Hull and Back (b06nq26y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv0cz)
Series 4
Surveillance

When heavies from different firms gather, DS Brook and his colleagues suspect a major blag is on the cards.

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving Detective Sergeant Dave Brook with his new partner, Detective Constable Tully played by Stephen Garlick.

With Peter Cleall as DS Harrison, Stephen Yardley as Chief Inspector Roach, David Simeon as DS Dean, David Sinclair as Inspector Wade, Trevor Nichols as Steve and Bernard Brown as the Commander.

Writer Robert Barr is best remembered for his work on BBC TV's crime serials 'Z-Cars' and 'Softly Softly'.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1985.


MON 06:30 Performing to the Red Light (b00kp9jy)
Episode 1

Terence Curran goes behind the scenes to experience the recording process as different classical performers prepare for the studio. Among them is the pianist Kathryn Stott. There are also interviews with notable performers including Emma Johnson and Stephen Hough, producers and record company executives who discuss the little-known psychological aspects behind making a classical recording.

Terence explores how performers cope with the demands of making their first recording.


MON 07:00 Flying the Flag (b007jx8y)
Series 1
Here in the Western World

Why is the Ambassador's whiskey like an American submarine? And is the noble art of moaning really under threat?

Arms limitation negotiations at the Embassy call for some verbal gymnastics...

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, Jonathan Kydd as Mikhail Korovin, Michael Bilton as Yakov Korovin and Stephen Greif as the United States Ambassador.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1987.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b0bkqy1b)
Series 82
Episode 8

In this final episode of the current series Nicholas Parsons introduces the expert flannelling skills of Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Jan Ravens and Rufus Hound.

What exactly constitutes a hard hat is one of the many subjects up for fierce debate.

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


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007vh34)
Hancock in the Police

When Bill and the lad take to the beat, the crime rate soars after they meet Sid.

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 (b007jq8k)
The Pin-Up Girl

Who can be persuaded to pose for the 'What The Butler Saw' machine on the 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, Christopher Biggins as Dudley Watkins and Robin Parkinson as Mr Hunter.

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 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b007jrcc)
Episode 1

It ran for 10 series on Channel 4 and found success in America, but the hit TV improvisation game actually started life on BBC radio.

When it began in January 1988, this show adopted a format with two regular team captains - Fry and Sessions and two guests each week, with Colin Sell at the piano.

In this first edition of the pioneering series, John Sessions, Dawn French, Stephen Fry and Lenny Henry are tasked to improvise by series chairman Clive Anderson.

Rounds include ghastly guests at a party and Goldilocks and the Three Bears performed as never before.

Devised and compiled by Mark Leveson. Additional material by Martin Booth.

Producer: Dan Patterson.


MON 09:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b007jxck)
Series 1
Waiting for Ofsted

There's tension in the staff room and nerves are on edge - all because the inspectors are coming!

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, Sally George as Mrs Mears, Sonny Muslim as Gino, Jordan Maxwell as Gavin, Candice Davies as Sarujeet and Louisa Lytton as Mandy.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


MON 10:00 The Once and Future King (b04v2s0z)
The Candle in the Wind

Brian Sibley's dramatisation of T. H. White's classic retelling of the King Arthur story continues. Mordred uses Arthur's new laws against him and long-held secrets are forced out into the open.

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

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


MON 11:00 Life in Miniature (b0blj863)
Brief Encounters

As part of his role as Chair of the judges for the BBC National Short Story Award 2018, Stig Abell dips into the archive to pick three from the world's great short story writers, celebrating Brief Encounters - those unexpected meetings that can be life changing: a painful reminder of things past or a sudden return to a moment of joy.

Elizabeth Taylor - Goodbye, Goodbye is read by Amanda Root.
Jane Gardam's The Tribute, is read by Miriam Margoyles and
Susannah Harker reads A Dill Pickle, from New Zealand's Katherine Mansfield.

Produced by Belinda Naylor.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007vh34)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jq8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv0cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Performing to the Red Light (b00kp9jy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b0506752)
The Bottle Imp
Episode 1

"All my fortune, and this house itself and its garden, came out of a bottle not much bigger than a pint."

The promise of wealth beyond imagining and his every wish granted tempts a young Hawaiian sailor to purchase an enchanted bottle. There's just one catch; if the owner should die before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. Keawe reasons that the bottle should be easy enough to pass on once he has gained his heart's desire - but it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Robert Louis Stevenson travelled the Pacific from 1888, finally settling in Samoa in 1890 where he lived until his death in 1894. Inspired by his travels he took the Samoan name Tusitala - Teller of Tales. "The Bottle Imp" first appeared in the short story collection "Island Nights Entertainment" (1893) and is a hugely engaging tale of greed, consequences and the redeeming power of love.

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


MON 14:15 The Making of Music (b007rt6q)
Series 1
Mozart

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

21/30. Mozart

In the middle of the 18th century composers needed patrons, but by the end of Mozart's life the world had changed. The composer as servant was becoming a thing of the past, and Mozart both benefited and suffered because of it.


MON 14:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0blj8wx)
Sophia Jex-Blake MD

By 1876, Sophia finally has a medical degree and sets up her own practice, but the challenges ahead lead her to question her very calling...

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; Tina Gray as Mrs Jex-Blake; Joanna Monro as Ursula Du Pre; Sara Coward as Isabel Thorne; and Christopher Scott as Mr Norton.
Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b03bq9ct)
Olivier
Episode 1

Published when the National Theatre turned 50 in 2013, Philip Ziegler's biography, based on previously unseen letters and diaries, tells the story of Laurence Olivier as he developed his craft, focusing on his career path from early school days through rep theatre to Hollywood, before returning to triumph in his greatest role ever, as the first director of the National Theatre.

Episode 1:
Born at a time when theatre was at a low ebb in Britain, and after a rather unpromising start in life, the young Laurence Olivier enters the acting profession and begins to shine.

Reader: Toby Jones

Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 15:00 The Once and Future King (b04v2s0z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b007jrcc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b007jxck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b007jx8y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b0bkqy1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrkq)
Strange Talents

Why does Prince Mephtik order his troops to destroy Jarral's village?

What strange talents does the boy possess to make the Poisoner want to hunt him down?

Douglas Hill's sci-fi fantasy dramatised in four parts by Wally K Daly.

Starring Eric Allen as Jarral the man, James Holland as Jarral the boy, Elizabeth Bell as Archer, Ben Onwukwe as Carver, Adjoa Ando as Dorrina, Susan Sheridan as Mandra, Hugh Dixon as Prince Mephtik with Nigel Carrington, Charles Millom and Neil Roberts as the Soldiers.

Special effects by Dick Mills.

Music by Peter Howells of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Peter Fozzard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0blj8wz)
Sir Arnold Wesker and Hunter Davies

4 Extra Debut. Sue MacGregor, Hunter Davies and Arnold Wesker discuss books by David Downing, Haruki Murakami and Linda Grant. From November 2006.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007vh34)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jq8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv0cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Performing to the Red Light (b00kp9jy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Life in Miniature (b0blj863)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b0bkqy1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Boosh (b007jmfm)
Jungle

Howard and Vince set out to find the zoo's former owner Tommy. Stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. From October 2001.


MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra (b0blj8x1)
Series 24
Episode 5

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 (b0082c3x)
Series 2
Episode 6

Love and football to hairy carpets; the Luton Laureate celebrates life's rich pageant in poetry and song. From September 1998.



TUESDAY 02 OCTOBER 2018

TUE 00:00 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0blj8wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv0cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Performing to the Red Light (b00kp9jy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b0506752)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 The Making of Music (b007rt6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0blj8wx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b03bq9ct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 The Once and Future King (b04v2s0z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b007jrcc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b007jxck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b007jx8y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b0bkqy1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv6vl)
Series 4
A Family Affair

DS Brook investigates a series of brutal attacks after the death of a local crime lord whose ill-gotten gains go missing...

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving Detective Sergeant Dave Brook with his new partner, Detective Constable Tully played by Stephen Garlick.

With Stephen Yardley as Chief Inspector Roach, Brian Croucher as Paul Garratt, David Garth as Mr Finch, Robin Summers as Tommy, David Sinclair as Mr Wilkins, Trevor Nichols as Tony Peters and Clive Panto as Tommy Adler.

Writer Robert Barr is best remembered for his work on BBC TV's crime serials 'Z-Cars' and 'Softly Softly'.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1985.


TUE 06:30 Performing to the Red Light (b00kt8r5)
Episode 2

Terence Curran goes behind the scenes to experience the recording process as different classical performers prepare for the studio. Among them is pianist Kathryn Stott. There are also interviews with notable performers including Emma Johnson and Stephen Hough, producers and record company executives who discuss the little-known psychological aspects behind making a classical recording.

Terence explores how more seasoned performers approach recording and also looks at how decisions are reached in chamber groups. Which member of a quartet decides the best 'take', and what happens if no one can agree?


TUE 07:00 Second Thoughts (b00fnfns)
Series 2
Health and Efficiency

Faith heads to a health farm, leaving Bill to mind the happy home.

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, Norman Bird as Mr Burrows and Nicholas Courtney as Ray.

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! (b03y152p)
Series 1
Big Farmer

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, Milton Jones is asked for help because there are ugly rumours about the local farm going too far with its GM crops. At least, that's what the vegetables are saying.

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 (b0080r03)
Series 2
The Tiff

Author Gerald and his wife Diana squabble over a lunch date.

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

With Geoffrey Matthews and Edward Kelsey.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1977.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b018741f)
Boots

When bungling bureaucrats have to find 5000 boats, No 1's writing proves problematic.

The first of 14 shows not kept in the archive and re-recorded in 1980 - previously never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler ( who replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966).

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

Producer: Edward Taylor

Re-recording of 'The Great Footwear Scandal" made in April 1980.


TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra (b0blj8x1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Hearing With Hegley (b0082c3x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Leslie Charteris - The Saint (b00b9k9p)
The Saint Overboard

Leslie Charteris' square-jawed, haloed hero Simon Templar - otherwise known as The Saint - sets out to solve the disappearance of missing sunken bullion.

Stars Paul Rhys as Simon Templar, Patsy Kensit as Loretta Page, Jonathan Keeble as Peter Quentin and Geoffrey Whitehead as Vogel.

Dramatised by Neville Teller, this is the 16th book in the adventures of The Saint first published in 1936.

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


TUE 11:00 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mtr89)
Facing the Music, Part 1

Inspector Rebus discovers a bigger story behind a valuable theft from an Edinburgh hi-fi shop. Read by James Macpherson.


TUE 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b03bsb9p)
Nikolai Leskov - Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

This new dramatisation by Marty Ross of the classic 1865 novella by Nikolai Leskov tells the dramatic story of Katerina, whose provincial life in 19th century Russia, married to an older man she has never loved, is transformed by the arrival of attractive philanderer, Sergei.

Katerina embarks on a passionate affair and, in her state of heightened emotion, she is determined to destroy anything that stands in her way. With her husband working away, and her relationship with Sergei on the point of exposure in the close knit farming community, she begins by dispensing with her father in law, but soon it becomes inevitable that further murders will be necessary to sustain her ferocious desires.

Shakespearean in both its language and emotional intensity, Katerina is portrayed as an anti-heroine of compelling intensity. The story, perhaps best known as the source for Shostakovich's famous opera of the same name, is by a Russian writer less well known than the likes of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, but whose work was much admired by Chekhov and Gorki, a rural Russian 'film noir'.

Sound design.......Jon Calver
Writer..................Nikolai Leskov
Dramatist.............Marty Ross
Director................Cherry Cookson

Producer: Mariele Runacre Temple
A Wireless Theatre Company production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b0080r03)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b018741f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv6vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Performing to the Red Light (b00kt8r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05078c0)
The Bottle Imp
Episode 2

The promise of wealth beyond imagining and his every wish granted tempts a young Hawaiian sailor to purchase an enchanted bottle. There's just one catch; if the owner should die before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. Keawe reasons that the bottle should be easy enough to pass on once he has gained his heart's desire - but it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Witnessing the bottle's sinister power, Keawe is increasingly uneasy and determines to rid himself of it as quickly as possible. But once parted with it, can he avoid the curse of previous owners and remain content with his lot?

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


TUE 14:15 The Making of Music (b007rqmf)
Series 1
Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

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

22/30. Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

As France teetered towards revolution, the play on which Mozart's masterpiece was based was banned in its original form by Louis XVI. The story of a count being exposed and humiliated by his servant was described by Napoleon as the revolution in action.


TUE 14:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0bljcdm)
Tall Oaks

After convalescing, Sophia redirects all her energies towards expanding her medical practice in Scotland - and a brand new venture...

The true story of late 19th century pioneer Sophia Jex-Blake's in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation. .

Julia Watson stars as Sophia Jex-Blake; Joanna Monro as Ursula Du Pre; Christopher Scott as Mr Norton; and Susan Jeffrey is Edith Pechey.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b03bxb7l)
Olivier
Episode 2

Published when the National Theatre turned 50 in 2013, Philip Ziegler's biography, based on previously unseen letters and diaries, tells the story of Laurence Olivier as he developed his craft, focusing on his career path from early school days through rep theatre to Hollywood, before returning to triumph in his greatest role ever, as the first director of the National Theatre.

Episode 2:
Newlywed Olivier begins a stellar rise in the London theatre, with a big break from Noel Coward. But Hollywood is less generous and he returns home to make a film with Vivien Leigh.

Reader: Toby Jones

Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 15:00 Leslie Charteris - The Saint (b00b9k9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Dilemma (b01r9rtd)
Series 2
Episode 5

Sue Perkins puts Jason Cook, Cerys Matthews, David Aaronovitch and Sara Pascoe through the moral and ethical wringer.

Amongst the dilemmas facing the panel, Sue asks singer and BBC 6 Music host Cerys Matthews whether she'd eat an alien as an act of survival?

Devised by Danielle Ward.

Producer: Ed Morrish.


TUE 16:30 Ballylenon (b00807h2)
Series 5
Episode 5

Wrangling over the Hoover cottage continues, as Stompy's protest backfires.

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 Mrs McFinney, Gerard McSorley as Stumpy Bonnar, Cathy White as Josie Doherty, Charlie Bonnar as Packy McGoldrick and BJ Hogg as Bohunkus Smith.

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


TUE 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00fnfns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03y152p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrng)
Tainted Blade

Jarral carries the marks which Prince Mephtik scratched on his chest with a tainted blade.

He will die without help...

Douglas Hill's sci-fi fantasy dramatised in four parts by Wally K Daly.

Starring Eric Allen as Jarral the man, James Holland as Jarral the boy, Elizabeth Bell as Archer, Ben Onwukwe as Carver, Susan Sheridan as Mandra and Hugh Dixon as Prince Mephtik.

Other parts by James Thomason, Auriol Smith, Nigel Carrington, Charles Millom and Neil Roberts as the Soldiers.

Special effects by Dick Mills.

Music by Peter Howells of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Peter Fozzard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.


TUE 18:30 My Life in Five Songs (b011d5sw)
Judy Collins

1/1 Judy Collins is an American singer and songwriter with a successful career spanning over fifty years.

Born is Seattle one of her early influences was her father Chuck who hosted his own radio show in Seattle and then in Los Angeles.

Judy enjoyed early chart success with Both Sides Now written by Joni Mitchell and Turn Turn Turn from the pen of Pete Seeger.

Known for her political activism she's participated in benefit concerts for many causes including civil rights, the Vietnam War protests and women's rights.

The show opens with Both Sides Now and Judy goes on to pick the following five tracks.

1: Diana Krall with Quiet Nights

2: In My Life by The Beatles

3: Gotta Sing High by Kenny White

4: Amy Speace with Weight of the World

5: The Stranger Song by Leonard Cohen

Phil also plays a little of Judy's version of Farewell to Tarwathie before closing the conversation with another of Judy's classic tracks, Chelsea Morning.


TUE 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b0080r03)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b018741f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv6vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Performing to the Red Light (b00kt8r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mtr89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b03bsb9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03y152p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Think the Unthinkable (b01hbrw8)
Series 3
Iota Credit Cards

The management consultants tackle credit card security, with the morally dubious Owen. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From July 2004.


TUE 23:00 Elvenquest (b01r0gjg)
Series 4
The Underworld

The Questers are forced into the Underworld where they must find Penthiselea's mum to ask her an all important question that could finally lead them to the Sword of Asnagar.

Meanwhile, Lord Darkness faces a testing time too, when he tries to raise an army of the dead.

Starring:
Darren Boyd as Vidar
Louise Delamere as Penthiselea's mother
Kevin Eldon as Dean/Kreech
Dave Lamb as Amis/The Gatekeeper
Stephen Mangan as Sam
Alistair McGowan as Lord Darkness
and
Ingrid Oliver as Penthiselea

Written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto.

Producer: Sam Michell.


TUE 23:30 The Maltby Collection (b00xj161)
Series 2
Episode 4

At the museum's first children's day, the dog counting competition is not going well. Stars Geoffrey Palmer. From June 2008.



WEDNESDAY 03 OCTOBER 2018

WED 00:00 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 My Life in Five Songs (b011d5sw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv6vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Performing to the Red Light (b00kt8r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05078c0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 The Making of Music (b007rqmf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0bljcdm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b03bxb7l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Leslie Charteris - The Saint (b00b9k9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Dilemma (b01r9rtd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Ballylenon (b00807h2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Second Thoughts (b00fnfns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b03y152p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv8k4)
Series 4
Search Warrant

DS Brook is obliged to assist 'The Sweeney' flying squad - but he's troubled by plans for the operation.

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving Detective Sergeant Dave Brook with his new partner, Detective Constable Tully played by Stephen Garlick.

With Peter Cleall as DS Harrison, Stephen Yardley as Chief Inspector Roach, Peter Childs as DS Tommy Miller, Anthony Jackson as DS Phil Allen and Gwen Cherrell as Mrs Collins,

Writer Robert Barr is best remembered for his work on BBC TV's crime serials 'Z-Cars' and 'Softly Softly'.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1985.


WED 06:30 Put Your Hands Together (b00sq1vv)

In a self-consciously clap-happy exploration of one of the most delightful and satisfying forms of human action and expression, Nick Baker investigates the meanings and motivations, the sounds and symbolism, the elation and frustration of ritually striking one hand with another.

The clapping rhythms of football, flamenco, the nursery and the Pentecostal church are all biologically linked yet subtly different. In this anatomy of a basic human ritual, Nick has collected claps as far apart as Fiji - where a clapping ritual accompanies a narcotic-taking ceremony - and China, where young women on busy high streets clap to attract attention to what's on offer in the stores. Choreographer Luke Creswell, an expert clapper, collects clap-routines in bars all over the world.

What's linked in all cases, according to Professor Colwyn Trevarthen, is humanity's attunement to one of its many internal biological clocks - the one that gives us walking, chewing and nodding our head. He invites listeners to join in with a simple experiment to demonstrate the rhythm of life.

Babies clap early & show awareness of hands in the womb. The clap is not the basis of language development, it is language development. It is display, performance, shared meaning & shared time. Gospel singer Ruby Turner provides musical commentary on how the hand clap moves from babies, through Sunday School, the playground and the church towards soul and R and B.

Do our biological predecessors clap? Perhaps we've been exposed to too many tea commercials. Or maybe chimpanzees have been too exposed to us, primatologist Alison Fletcher explains.

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


WED 07:00 Dry Slopes (b0729jgv)
Series 2
The Invisible Man

Nobody seems to pay Angus much attention these days.

He tries telling his problems to a psychiatrist, but has trouble making himself heard.

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

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1997.


WED 07:30 Rob Newman (b0bktltg)
Rob Newman's Total Eclipse of Descartes
The Music of the Chromosomes

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 three, Rob navigates the wonders and pitfalls of genetics and internationalism.

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 (b01jcc05)
Rescuing Admirals

Two top brass need rescuing, Pertwee meets his Uncle and an old face sails back.

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, Heather Chasen as Heather and Michael Bates as Rear Admiral Ironbridge.

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 (b0blvt1m)
From 15/10/1958

Kenneth Horne reveals Field Marshall Viscount Frogmore's exploits and 'Hornerama' on smoking.

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 (b041vvw6)
Series 13
Episode 4

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

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 Radio4.


WED 09:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007jx6f)
Mrs Garland's Good Deeds

"The over 70's keep fit club has got completely out of hand, Mr Critchley. Can't you see how cruel it is expecting pensioners to vault over a horse?"

More crazy happenings for hapless vicar Timothy Carswell.

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 Leslie Charteris - The Saint (b00b9xgx)
The Saint Closes the Case

Simon Templar is confronted by arch-villain Dr Rayt Marius in a deadly struggle to save the world from an evil weapon.

Stars Paul Rhys as Simon Templar, Kim Thomson as Patricia Holm, Charles Simpson as Roger Conway, John Hollis as Orace, Joshua Towb as Norman Kent, Sandor Eles as Dr Rayt Marius and John Baddeley as Inspector Claude Eustace Teal.

From Leslie Charteris's third book first published in 1930 under the title 'The Last Hero' and dramatised for radio by Roger Danes.

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


WED 11:00 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mv1sl)
Facing the Music, Part 2

Probing a mystery Edinburgh shop theft, Inspector Rebus learns the hi-fi dealer has a steel door. Read by James Macpherson.


WED 11:15 Paul B Davies - Spy Nozy and the Poets (b007jvty)

Suspicious behaviour by new residents in the small Somerset village of Nether Stowey leads to the arrival of a Home Office spy and a memorable encounter immortalised in literary history.

Starring Bill Nighy as Mr Walsh and Martin Clunes as Coleridge - the protagonists in a drama where espionage, intrigue and poetic inspiration blur the boundaries between truth and fiction. With Graeme Garden as Mr King.

Directed in Bristol by Sara Davies.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01jcc05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (b0blvt1m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv8k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Put Your Hands Together (b00sq1vv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b050bk95)
The Bottle Imp
Episode 3

Keawe, a young Hawaiian sailor, buys an enchanted bottle that grants its owner's every wish. There's just one catch; if the owner dies before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. Keawe reasons that the bottle should be easy enough to pass on once he has gained his heart's desire - but it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Witnessing the bottle's sinister power, Keawe is glad to get rid of it and when he becomes engaged to a beautiful and clever woman his happiness is unbounded. But a shocking discovery forces him to reconsider his decision to sell the bottle.

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


WED 14:15 The Making of Music (b007rhvx)
Series 1
The French Revolution

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

23/30. The French Revolution

One night in April 1792, a young French captain spent the night writing a marching tune. La Marseillaise became a national anthem, and music inspired by the revolution was everywhere.

Read by Laurence Fox.


WED 14:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0blspzt)
Edinburgh School of Medicine

With the Edinburgh Hospital for Women and Children established, Sophia's focus returns to education. But her new school sparks a court case.

The true story of late 19th century pioneer Sophia Jex-Blake's in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Starring Julia Watson as Sophia Jex-Blake; Gavin Muir as Henry Littlejohn; and Teresa Gallagher as Ina Cadell.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b03bxb8v)
Olivier
Episode 3

Published when the National Theatre turned 50 in 2013, Philip Ziegler's biography, based on previously unseen letters and diaries, tells the story of Laurence Olivier as he developed his craft, focusing on his career path from early school days through rep theatre to Hollywood, before returning to triumph in his greatest role ever, as the first director of the National Theatre.

Episode 3:
Olivier goes from strength to strength at the Old Vic and makes his breakthrough on the big screen with Wuthering Heights followed by Henry V - just as war breaks out in Europe.

Reader: Toby Jones

Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 15:00 Leslie Charteris - The Saint (b00b9xgx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b041vvw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007jx6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Dry Slopes (b0729jgv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Rob Newman (b0bktltg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrr6)
Trapped

Jarral and his friends head to Prince Mephtik's garden, where an alarming battle awaits them

Douglas Hill's sci-fi fantasy dramatised in four parts by Wally K Daly.

Starring Eric Allen as Jarral the man, James Holland as Jarral the boy, Elizabeth Bell as Archer, Ben Onwukwe as Carver, Susan Sheridan as Mandra, David Bannerman as Yorrold, Hugh Dixon as Prince Mephtik.

Special effects by Dick Mills.

Music by Peter Howells of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Peter Fozzard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.


WED 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007k4jm)
Series 2
Beryl Reid

Mark Radcliffe profiles the multi-talented Beryl Reid, whose career spanned music hall, variety, stand-up comedy and straight roles such as 'The Killing of Sister George'.

Series exploring some of the North's best-loved and most influential comedians.

Producer: Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01jcc05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (b0blvt1m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv8k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Put Your Hands Together (b00sq1vv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mv1sl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Paul B Davies - Spy Nozy and the Poets (b007jvty)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Rob Newman (b0bktltg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Sofa of Time (b00hxnfl)
Where the Brave Go Shopping

With heroics to perform, Milford and Parker pop into Bravemart. Stars Mark Heap, Nick Frost and Kevin Eldon. From October 2002.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0bmkkb3)
Steve Bugeja 1/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Iain Lee talks to Steve Bugeja.


WED 23:00 The In Crowd (b007jp55)
Series 4
Episode 1

Compulsive Liars Anonymous and a birthday shock. Manchester sketch show with Kate Ward, Smug Roberts and Robin Ince. From June 2004.


WED 23:30 Delve Special (b007jmm8)
Series 3
Food for Thought

Reporter David Lander investigates the worrying impact of a new food additive. Stars Stephen Fry. From September 1986.



THURSDAY 04 OCTOBER 2018

THU 00:00 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007k4jm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv8k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Put Your Hands Together (b00sq1vv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b050bk95)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 The Making of Music (b007rhvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0blspzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b03bxb8v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Leslie Charteris - The Saint (b00b9xgx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b041vvw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue (b007jx6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Dry Slopes (b0729jgv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Rob Newman (b0bktltg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv9s3)
Series 4
The Interrogation

DC Tully arrests a man behaving suspiciously. If - as he claims - he's innocent then why does he refuse to talk..?

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving Detective Sergeant Dave Brook with his new partner, Detective Constable Tully played by Stephen Garlick.

With Stephen Yardley as Chief Inspector Roach, Tim Roth as Ferris, Timothy Carlton as Rennie, Ellen McIntosh as Mrs Graham, Bernard Brown as PC Edwards, Trevor Nichols as Jailer and Graham Blockey as the PC.

Writer Robert Barr is best remembered for his work on BBC TV's crime serials 'Z-Cars' and 'Softly Softly'.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1985.


THU 06:30 Touring Round Torquay (b00lmcy9)

Steve Carver becomes a coach holiday courier on a six-day trip to south Devon.

Coach holidays are largely the preserve of the over-70s, and Steve has to look after more than 30 of them as they leave the Midlands for their summer holidays on the south coast.

While serving tea and coffee on board the bus, he must point out the main attractions off the M5. Arriving at the hotel, he has to ensure the right cases go to the right rooms, and how will he cope with his customers' complaints of under-cooked vegetables?

As a novice courier, he will be nursed through initial teething problems by his experienced driver Paul and fellow courier Val. They have seen it all before: lost teeth, complaints about the lack of a sea view in Cardiff and indigestion masquerading as a heart attack.

Will Steve manage to last the course of the full six days, returning all his customers with their luggage, happy and relaxed after a fun-filled holiday touring round Torquay?


THU 07:00 Making the Best of It (b03ttg81)
Shock Jock

DJ Asif (Adil Ray) has dragged Barry (Roy Hudd) out of his room to act as on air 'posse' in his Lake Vista Care Home radio show.

But can Barry and Asif hold it together in the cupboard next to the vending machine, and make the kind of radio magic which will propel Asif all the way to a photocopying placement with Chris Evans?

The first in a series of comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company.

Written by Dave Florez

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.


THU 07:30 Plum House (b07krdvm)
Series 1
Lights, Camera, Pudding

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

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

Can anyone save Plum House from irreversible decline?

In this episode, the team at the museum are startled to hear that Peter has agreed to Plum House being used as a location in a period drama. And not just any period drama, but Buttermere Hall - the Cumbrian Poldark, the Lake District Downton Abbey - which just happens to be Maureen and Emma's favourite Sunday night series. It could be a massive publicity coup for Plum House, but with Peter dreaming of a starring role, Maureen insisting on catering for the crew, Alan fretting about his broken spade and Emma desperate to meet leading man Christopher Tennyson, will the team end up blowing it?

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


THU 08:00 Yes Minister (b007jltg)
Series 2
The Greasy Pole

Blending jobs with chemicals makes an explosive mixture for MP Jim Hacker.

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

With Brenda Blethyn as Joan Littler MP, Freddie Earlle as Sir Wally Macfarlane, Jerome Willis as Professor Henderson and Moira Stuart as herself.

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 (b007jnth)
Shifting Sands

Soldier Neddie Seagoon heads off to the fort at Waziri, which is drifting into peril. Stars Spike Milligan. From January 1957.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (b061c7ky)
Series 9
Thomas Hardy

James Walton quizzes the panel in the literary quiz show.

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Sue Limb and John O'Farrell.

The Author of the Week and subject for pastiche is Thomas Hardy.

Reader: Beth Chalmers.

Producer Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.


THU 09:30 Rent (b04dg72g)
Series 1
Episode 3

Student lodgers Paul and Ruby's scheme to cash in on some treasure found in the attic causes a panic for home-owners Paul and Ruby.

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 Leslie Charteris - The Saint (b007jtvy)
The Saint Plays With Fire

Heroic adventurer, Simon Templar uncovers a fascist conspiracy to seize power in France.

Stars Paul Rhys as Simon Templar, Kim Thomson as Patricia Holm, Fiona Fullerton as Valerie, John Baddeley as Inspector Claude Eustace Teal, Jonathan Keeble as Peter Quentin, John Hartley as Fairweather and Geoffrey Whitehead as Luker.

From Leslie Charteris's 19th book first published in 1930 and dramatised for radio by Neville Teller.

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


THU 11:00 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mvd3y)
Herbert in Motion, Part 1

A top gallery curator faces disgrace and prison when his part in a big art fraud looks set to be exposed. Read by James Bryce.


THU 11:15 Jerome Vincent - Zentulli and Son (b0blvxbk)

Italian cafe owner Arturo Zentulli is reviewing his life in England.

But he's struggling to come to terms with his only son's ambitions - which don't include serving cappuccinos...

Jerome Vincent's drama stars Kenneth Haigh as Arturo Zentulli; Geoffrey Whitehead as Jack; Alison Pettit as Zelda; Steve Brody as Luke; and Jackie Stirling as Lisa.

Director: David Blount.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


THU 12:00 Yes Minister (b007jltg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jnth)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv9s3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Touring Round Torquay (b00lmcy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b050bjhj)
The Bottle Imp
Episode 4

Keawe, a young Hawaiian sailor, is tempted into buying an enchanted bottle that will grant his every wish. There's a catch; if the owner dies before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. Keawe reasons that the bottle should be easy enough to pass on once he has gained his heart's desire - but it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


THU 14:15 The Making of Music (b007rhvy)
Series 1
Beethoven

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

24/30. Beethoven

The great German composer worked at a time of seismic change in Europe. He was 19 at the start of the French Revolution and at his peak when Napoleon's empire was at its zenith. His music matches the ferment of the times.

Read by Simon Russell Beale.


THU 14:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0blsy0s)
Back in Court

Sophia is back in court - and losing pupils and tutors to a rival medical school for women.

The true story of late 19th century pioneer Sophia Jex-Blake's in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Starring Julia Watson as Sophia Jex-Blake; Gavin Muir as Henry Littlejohn; Tracy Wiles as Elsie Inglis; Bob Docherty as John Inglis; and Hilary MacLean as Jessie MacGregor.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b03bx6qm)
Olivier
Episode 4

Published when the National Theatre turned 50 in 2013, Philip Ziegler's biography, based on previously unseen letters and diaries, tells the story of Laurence Olivier as he developed his craft, focusing on his career path from early school days through rep theatre to Hollywood, before returning to triumph in his greatest role ever, as the first director of the National Theatre.

Episode 4:
Olivier and Ralph Richardson revitalize The Old Vic Theatre Company in war-torn London but, when he departs to tour Australia, he receives a nasty shock from the Theatre's Board.

Reader: Toby Jones

Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 15:00 Leslie Charteris - The Saint (b007jtvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (b061c7ky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Rent (b04dg72g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Making the Best of It (b03ttg81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Plum House (b07krdvm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrtt)
Last Chance

Unless the tainted blade and Prince Mephtik are destroyed within two days, Jarral will die...

Conclusion of Douglas Hill's sci-fi fantasy dramatised in four parts by Wally K Daly.

Starring Eric Allen as Jarral the man, James Holland as Jarral the boy, Elizabeth Bell as Archer, Ben Onwukwe as Carver, Hugh Dixon as Prince Mephtik, Susan Sheridan as Mandra, David Bannerman as Yorrold, James Thomason as Cryltor Tabatang, Bret Usher as Flammarock, Richard Pierce as Whiney, Anne Windsor as Innkeeper, with Nigel Carrington and Charles Millom as Soldiers.

Special effects by Dick Mills.

Music by Peter Howells of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Peter Fozzard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b018csyq)
Series 26
Thomas Hobbes

Sue MacGregor and her guests - eminent writers, Sir Arnold Wesker, and Hunter Davies - discuss books from David Downing, Haruki Murakami and Linda Grant. From 2006.

Passovotchka: Moscow Dynamo in Britain, 1945 by David Downing.
Publisher: Bloomsbury

The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage

The People on the Street by Linda Grant
Publisher: Virago.


THU 19:00 Yes Minister (b007jltg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jnth)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv9s3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Touring Round Torquay (b00lmcy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet (b00mvd3y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Jerome Vincent - Zentulli and Son (b0blvxbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Plum House (b07krdvm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b0blsy0v)
Series 19
Episode 4

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, Jon Pointing, Sukh Ojla and Josh Berry
Script Editors: Tom Coles and Ed Amsden
Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Hayley Sterling
A BBC Studios Production.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0bmkllr)
Steve Bugeja 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Iain Lee talks to Steve Bugeja.


THU 23:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y2sdt)
Series 1
Parking Enforcement

Through the medium of four open letters, the comedian Tom Wrigglesworth investigates the myriad examples of corporate lunacy and maddening jobsworths in modern Britain.

In this series his subjects range from traffic wardens to estate agents, with Tom recalling his own funny and ridiculous experiences as well as recounting the absurd encounters of others.

Tom finds himself baffled by the weird world of parking enforcement.


THU 23:30 The Young Postmen (b00fz7bp)
Top of the Pops

The eager threesome attempt a Christmas number one. Stars Ben Miller, John Thompson and Alistair McGowan. From December 1992.



FRIDAY 05 OCTOBER 2018

FRI 00:00 Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner (b007jrtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b018csyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blv9s3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Touring Round Torquay (b00lmcy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b050bjhj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 The Making of Music (b007rhvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0blsy0s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b03bx6qm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Leslie Charteris - The Saint (b007jtvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (b061c7ky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Rent (b04dg72g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Making the Best of It (b03ttg81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Plum House (b07krdvm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blvcb3)
Series 4
The Tip-Off

A local villain tells DS Brook that he's going straight and wants to turn informant on some planned break-ins...

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr.

Starring Ray Brooks as long-serving, ducking-and-diving Detective Sergeant Dave Brook with his new partner, Detective Constable Tully played by Stephen Garlick.

With Peter Cleall as DS Harrison, Stephen Yardley as Chief Inspector Roach, Johnny Wade as Joe Harper and Christopher Douglas as DS Rigby.

Writer Robert Barr is best remembered for his work on BBC TV's crime serials 'Z-Cars' and 'Softly Softly'.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1985.


FRI 06:30 The Man from the McCarthy Agency (b00b7r75)

Matthew Sweet reveals the untold story of Harold McCarthy, arguably the most powerful British film critic of the twentieth century despite the fact that his name never appeared in a newspaper byline. From the 1930s to the 1960s, McCarthy supplied reviews of 11,000 films to independent cinema managers from Cork to Calcutta - reviews that shaped what cinemagoers saw on the screen. Yet his importance only became clear recently when a huge archive of his work surfaced at auction.


FRI 07:00 Two Doors Down (b00899nl)
Series 1
The Minister Has a Window

Clare's in a flap when the Minister from the Northern Ireland office comes for dinner with this dog.

So cleaner Sally is booked for overtime to make sure the evening runs smoothly...

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

Starring Frances Tomelty as Sally, Marcella Riordan as Clare, Roma Tomelty as Miss Black, Katy Gleadhill as Evie, Gerard Murphy as Fintan, Alan Mckee as Victor, Bethan Lloyd as Anna, Patrick Gleadhill as Simon, Robert Patterson as Tony, Emily Walmsley as Layla, Joel McElnay as Ben and Alfie Lloyd as Sam.

Director: Tanya Nash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2001.


FRI 07:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b0738j25)
A Decent Interval
Episode 2

by Jeremy Front
based on Simon Brett's novel

Directed by Sally Avens

Charles is playing The Ghost and the Gravedigger in Hamlet but when the reality star playing the young Dane is badly injured he begins to suspect that the accident may have been deliberate and other members of the cast may be in danger.


FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b007jpbr)
Series 8
Episode 9

After nine weeks on air, Radio Prune is celebrates its centenary - plus honeymoon horror!

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Jo Kendall.

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

Music and songs by Graeme Garden, 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 (b007k4s5)
Out-Patients

Medic Simon Sparrow misdiagnoses a boil, while Taffy keeps volunteering for night-shifts.

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 Carol Mason as Nurse.

Special guest star: Irene Handl as Mrs Clark.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1968.


FRI 09:00 The Personality Test (b007s27h)
Series 3
Lorraine Kelly

Breakfast TV queen Lorraine Kelly is in the hot seat posing questions all about her.

On the panel: comedians Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter, Robin Ince and Will Smith.

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

Script by Simon Littlefield and Kieron Quirke.

Devised and produced by Aled Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


FRI 09:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007rkg0)
Series 1
Episode 6

Smuggler Tamsyn Trelawney joins the customs men to stop Courageous Kate from marrying her dad.

Then things take a turn for the even more absurd...

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 Steve Walker - Habakkuk of Ice (b0087495)

The extraordinary story of a battleship - made entirely of ice - designed for use in the Second World War.

It was left to dissolve in a lonely Canadian lake in Northern Alberta - and its eccentric English inventor, Professor Geofffey Pyke is one of the great unsung geniuses of the 20th Century.

Steve Walker's drama stars Tim McInnerney as Geoffrey Pyke, Dermot Crowley as JD Bernal, Melanie Hudson as Pamela Pleens, Chris Emmett as Winston Churchill and David Holt as Lord Mountbatten.

Director: Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0bltrnh)
Cariad Lloyd: 'Dear Joan and Jericha' and 'Where Should We Begin?'

Made for 4 Extra. Amanda Litherland and Cariad Lloyd recommend advice podcasts, featuring 'Where Should We Begin?' with Esther Perel and 'Dear Joan and Jericha'.


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b007jpbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blvcb3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Man from the McCarthy Agency (b00b7r75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b050c5wh)
The Bottle Imp
Episode 5

Set in 1880s Hawaii, Robert Louis Stevenson's story about an enchanted bottle - its glass tempered in the flames of hell - that grants its owner's every wish. The catch? If the owner dies before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. But it must be sold at a loss, and the price drops with every trade...

Read by Ian McDiarmid

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


FRI 14:15 The Making of Music (b007rhvz)
Series 1
Beethoven's Eroica

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

25/30. Beethoven's Eroica

The original dedication to Napoleon was removed from the manuscript of Beethoven's Symphony No 3, allegedly by the composer's own hand, when Napoleon declared himself Emperor in 1804.

Read by Simon Russell Beale.


FRI 14:30 Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (b0bltrnk)
Recognition

Sophie's campaign for equality continues, as she draws closer to seeing women receive medical degrees in their own country.

Conclusion of the true story of late 19th century pioneer Sophia Jex-Blake's in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Julia Watson stars as Sophia Jex-Blake; Gavin Muir as Henry Littlejohn; Joanna Monro as Ursula Du Pre; and Jenny Lee as Miss Gosse.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b03bx81y)
Olivier
Episode 5

Published when the National Theatre turned 50 in 2013, Philip Ziegler's biography, based on previously unseen letters and diaries, tells the story of Laurence Olivier as he developed his craft, focusing on his career path from early school days through rep theatre to Hollywood, before returning to triumph in his greatest role ever, as the first director of the National Theatre.

Episode 5:
Olivier goes to the Royal Court to star in 'The Entertainer' which, in turn, sets him on a path to the last two great loves of his life - Joan Plowright and the National Theatre.

Reader: Toby Jones

Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 15:00 Steve Walker - Habakkuk of Ice (b0087495)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Personality Test (b007s27h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007rkg0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Two Doors Down (b00899nl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b0738j25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Ursula K Le Guin - Earthsea (b05pktvt)
Series 1
Shadow

Ursula K Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga set on the magical archipelago rich with wizards and dragons. Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Based on the novels A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula Le Guin. Adapted by Judith Adams.

Hungry for power and knowledge, the young wizard Ged tampers with long-held secrets and releases a terrible shadow into the world. Meanwhile, Tenar is taken away from her home and family to become Arha, the guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan.

Published between 1968 and 1972, the first three books of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea cycle (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore) are re-told across six intertwined episodes. Set on a vast archipelago of islands, where magic is a central part of life, they tell the stories of Ged and Tenar. Ged is a boy from the island of Gont, born with innate magical talent and a reckless nature, who releases a terrible shadow into the world and must risk everything in order to restore the balance. Tenar, a girl from the island of Atuan, is taken from her home and family to become Arha, the Priestess Ever Reborn, guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan. Deep within the Tombs, Ged and Tenar encounter one another and seek a way of bringing peace to the troubled archipelago.

Ged ..... James McArdle
Tenar ..... Aysha Kala
Young Ged ..... Kasper Hilton-Hille
Young Tenar ..... Nishi Malde
Ogion ..... Paul Hilton
Manan ..... Zubin Varla
Thar ..... Souad Faress
Father ..... David Hounslow
Boy ..... Adam Thomas-Wright
Oarsman ..... Mark Edel-Hunt
Witch ..... Jessica Turner
Serret ..... Lucy Hutchinson
Shipmaster ..... Stephen Critchlow

Original music by Jon Nicholls.
Sound design by Caleb Knightley.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b00766d6)
Taboo

Chris Bigsby chairs a debate about taboo with Adam Mars-Jones and Daisy Sampson. Is there anything still forbidden these days?

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 (b007jpbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Doctor in the House (b007k4s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective (b0blvcb3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Man from the McCarthy Agency (b00b7r75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0bltrnh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01dgh8t)
Series 1
Nick Helm

Comedian Alex Horne is joined by his own 5 piece jazz band for a brand new series of music and comedy. The band will be joined by Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee guest Nick Helm, and explore the relationship between man and dog and dinosaurs and puns.

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 ....Nick Helm

Producer .... Julia McKenzie.


FRI 22:30 The Nick Revell Show (b007jp4p)
Series 1
Episode 2

The struggling writer paints his flat to impress Caroline, but his geraniums hate it. With Doon MacKichan. From February 1992.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0bnkgzq)
Angela Barnes 1/2

From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Angela Barnes about comedian Linda Smith.


FRI 23:00 The Mary Whitehouse Experience (b007jn2c)
From 13/01/1990

David Baddiel, Rob Newman, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis address east European revolution. With Mark Thomas. From January 1990.


FRI 23:30 King Cutler (b008pbxf)
Episode 1

Phyllis King and Ivor Cutler present offbeat humorous songs, stories and poems. With Glen Baxter. From January 1990.




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

15 Minute Drama 00:00 SAT (b00ht63q)

15 Minute Drama 01:15 SAT (b04g19w0)

A Charles Paris Mystery 05:30 SAT (b070htsr)

A Charles Paris Mystery 07:30 FRI (b0738j25)

A Charles Paris Mystery 17:30 FRI (b0738j25)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0blj8wz)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0blj8wz)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 TUE (b03bsb9p)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 TUE (b03bsb9p)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 FRI (b01dgh8t)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b0075vj7)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b0075vj7)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b0075vj7)

Ballylenon 16:30 TUE (b00807h2)

Ballylenon 04:30 WED (b00807h2)

Beauty of Britain 23:30 SUN (b00ndxjp)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 WED (b0blvt1m)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 WED (b0blvt1m)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 WED (b0blvt1m)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b03c49d5)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b0506752)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b0506752)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b05078c0)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b05078c0)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b050bk95)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b050bk95)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b050bjhj)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b050bjhj)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b050c5wh)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b03ffsk9)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b03bq9ct)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b03bq9ct)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b03bxb7l)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b03bxb7l)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b03bxb8v)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b03bxb8v)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b03bx6qm)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b03bx6qm)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b03bx81y)

Delve Special 23:30 WED (b007jmm8)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:10 SUN (b06fw2lm)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:10 SUN (b06fw2lm)

Dick Barton - Special Agent 01:00 SAT (b007jnzs)

Dilemma 16:00 TUE (b01r9rtd)

Dilemma 04:00 WED (b01r9rtd)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b06gxdks)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b06gxdks)

Doctor in the House 08:30 FRI (b007k4s5)

Doctor in the House 12:30 FRI (b007k4s5)

Doctor in the House 19:30 FRI (b007k4s5)

Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner 18:00 MON (b007jrkq)

Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner 00:00 TUE (b007jrkq)

Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner 18:00 TUE (b007jrng)

Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner 00:00 WED (b007jrng)

Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner 18:00 WED (b007jrr6)

Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner 00:00 THU (b007jrr6)

Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner 18:00 THU (b007jrtt)

Douglas Hill - The Blade of the Poisoner 00:00 FRI (b007jrtt)

Dry Slopes 07:00 WED (b0729jgv)

Dry Slopes 17:00 WED (b0729jgv)

Dry Slopes 05:00 THU (b0729jgv)

Elephants to Catch Eels 04:30 SAT (b007r4mg)

Elephants to Catch Eels 09:30 FRI (b007rkg0)

Elephants to Catch Eels 16:30 FRI (b007rkg0)

Elvenquest 23:00 TUE (b01r0gjg)

Emlyn Williams - The Corn is Green 06:00 SAT (b0blvk07)

Emlyn Williams - The Corn is Green 16:00 SAT (b0blvk07)

Emlyn Williams - The Corn is Green 04:00 SUN (b0blvk07)

Fear on 4 18:30 SAT (b007jqdp)

Fear on 4 00:30 SUN (b007jqdp)

Flying the Flag 07:00 MON (b007jx8y)

Flying the Flag 17:00 MON (b007jx8y)

Flying the Flag 05:00 TUE (b007jx8y)

Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b0blvktr)

Get Carter: The Bloody Chamber (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b0blvktr)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b018csyq)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b018csyq)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b007vh34)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 MON (b007vh34)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 MON (b007vh34)

Hearing With Hegley 23:45 MON (b0082c3x)

Hearing With Hegley 09:45 TUE (b0082c3x)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 WED (b007k4jm)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 THU (b007k4jm)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b007jpbr)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b007jpbr)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b007jpbr)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 11:00 TUE (b00mtr89)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 21:00 TUE (b00mtr89)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 11:00 WED (b00mv1sl)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 21:00 WED (b00mv1sl)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 11:00 THU (b00mvd3y)

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet 21:00 THU (b00mvd3y)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b0blvlbm)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b0blvlbm)

Inside the Queen's Head 15:45 SUN (b00t4qwx)

Inside the Queen's Head 03:45 MON (b00t4qwx)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 08:30 MON (b007jq8k)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 12:30 MON (b007jq8k)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 19:30 MON (b007jq8k)

Jerome Vincent - Zentulli and Son 11:15 THU (b0blvxbk)

Jerome Vincent - Zentulli and Son 21:15 THU (b0blvxbk)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b0bkqy1b)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b0bkqy1b)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b0bkqy1b)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b0bkqy1b)

King Cutler 23:30 FRI (b008pbxf)

King Street Junior Revisited 09:30 MON (b007jxck)

King Street Junior Revisited 16:30 MON (b007jxck)

King Street Junior Revisited 04:30 TUE (b007jxck)

Leslie Charteris - The Saint 10:00 TUE (b00b9k9p)

Leslie Charteris - The Saint 15:00 TUE (b00b9k9p)

Leslie Charteris - The Saint 03:00 WED (b00b9k9p)

Leslie Charteris - The Saint 10:00 WED (b00b9xgx)

Leslie Charteris - The Saint 15:00 WED (b00b9xgx)

Leslie Charteris - The Saint 03:00 THU (b00b9xgx)

Leslie Charteris - The Saint 10:00 THU (b007jtvy)

Leslie Charteris - The Saint 15:00 THU (b007jtvy)

Leslie Charteris - The Saint 03:00 FRI (b007jtvy)

Life in Miniature 11:00 MON (b0blj863)

Life in Miniature 21:00 MON (b0blj863)

Lisa Owen - Not Working: Omnibus 14:30 SUN (b079ywgp)

Lisa Owen - Not Working: Omnibus 02:30 MON (b079ywgp)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b0blvmcx)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b0blvmcx)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b0blvmcx)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 02:30 SAT (b0bl6l2b)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 14:30 MON (b0blj8wx)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 02:30 TUE (b0blj8wx)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 14:30 TUE (b0bljcdm)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 02:30 WED (b0bljcdm)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 14:30 WED (b0blspzt)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 02:30 THU (b0blspzt)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 14:30 THU (b0blsy0s)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 02:30 FRI (b0blsy0s)

Maggie Allen - Not Me, But Us 14:30 FRI (b0bltrnk)

Making the Best of It 07:00 THU (b03ttg81)

Making the Best of It 17:00 THU (b03ttg81)

Making the Best of It 05:00 FRI (b03ttg81)

Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation 23:30 SAT (b016lgkl)

Mary Baker - The American Dentist 16:00 SUN (b0blvnxg)

Mary Baker - The American Dentist 04:00 MON (b0blvnxg)

Meet the Huggetts 08:00 SUN (b00ncgg1)

Meet the Huggetts 12:00 SUN (b00ncgg1)

Michael Carlson - The Devil and Mrs Fox 07:15 SUN (b0blvn5y)

Michael Carlson - The Devil and Mrs Fox 14:15 SUN (b0blvn5y)

Michael Carlson - The Devil and Mrs Fox 02:15 MON (b0blvn5y)

My Life in Five Songs 18:30 TUE (b011d5sw)

My Life in Five Songs 00:30 WED (b011d5sw)

News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b0blj8x1)

News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b0blj8x1)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b0bkyn0g)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b0blsy0v)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076695)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b00766d6)

Old Harry's Game 22:00 SAT (b00c6jfr)

Paul B Davies - Spy Nozy and the Poets 11:15 WED (b007jvty)

Paul B Davies - Spy Nozy and the Poets 21:15 WED (b007jvty)

Performing to the Red Light 06:30 MON (b00kp9jy)

Performing to the Red Light 13:30 MON (b00kp9jy)

Performing to the Red Light 20:30 MON (b00kp9jy)

Performing to the Red Light 01:30 TUE (b00kp9jy)

Performing to the Red Light 06:30 TUE (b00kt8r5)

Performing to the Red Light 13:30 TUE (b00kt8r5)

Performing to the Red Light 20:30 TUE (b00kt8r5)

Performing to the Red Light 01:30 WED (b00kt8r5)

Pete Firman's World of Magic 09:00 SAT (b061v8x4)

Pete Firman's World of Magic 19:00 SAT (b061v8x4)

Peter George - Dr Strangelove 18:00 SUN (b0blvpml)

Peter George - Dr Strangelove 00:00 MON (b0blvpml)

Plum House 07:30 THU (b07krdvm)

Plum House 17:30 THU (b07krdvm)

Plum House 22:00 THU (b07krdvm)

Plum House 05:30 FRI (b07krdvm)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (b0bltrnh)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (b0bltrnh)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b0blvpg4)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b0blvpg4)

Put Your Hands Together 06:30 WED (b00sq1vv)

Put Your Hands Together 13:30 WED (b00sq1vv)

Put Your Hands Together 20:30 WED (b00sq1vv)

Put Your Hands Together 01:30 THU (b00sq1vv)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b0blj699)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (b0blj699)

Rent 09:30 THU (b04dg72g)

Rent 16:30 THU (b04dg72g)

Rent 04:30 FRI (b04dg72g)

Rob Newman 07:30 WED (b0bktltg)

Rob Newman 17:30 WED (b0bktltg)

Rob Newman 22:00 WED (b0bktltg)

Rob Newman 05:30 THU (b0bktltg)

Robert Barr - Detective 06:00 MON (b0blv0cz)

Robert Barr - Detective 13:00 MON (b0blv0cz)

Robert Barr - Detective 20:00 MON (b0blv0cz)

Robert Barr - Detective 01:00 TUE (b0blv0cz)

Robert Barr - Detective 06:00 TUE (b0blv6vl)

Robert Barr - Detective 13:00 TUE (b0blv6vl)

Robert Barr - Detective 20:00 TUE (b0blv6vl)

Robert Barr - Detective 01:00 WED (b0blv6vl)

Robert Barr - Detective 06:00 WED (b0blv8k4)

Robert Barr - Detective 13:00 WED (b0blv8k4)

Robert Barr - Detective 20:00 WED (b0blv8k4)

Robert Barr - Detective 01:00 THU (b0blv8k4)

Robert Barr - Detective 06:00 THU (b0blv9s3)

Robert Barr - Detective 13:00 THU (b0blv9s3)

Robert Barr - Detective 20:00 THU (b0blv9s3)

Robert Barr - Detective 01:00 FRI (b0blv9s3)

Robert Barr - Detective 06:00 FRI (b0blvcb3)

Robert Barr - Detective 13:00 FRI (b0blvcb3)

Robert Barr - Detective 20:00 FRI (b0blvcb3)

Second Thoughts 07:00 TUE (b00fnfns)

Second Thoughts 17:00 TUE (b00fnfns)

Second Thoughts 05:00 WED (b00fnfns)

Steve Walker - Habakkuk of Ice 10:00 FRI (b0087495)

Steve Walker - Habakkuk of Ice 15:00 FRI (b0087495)

Stewart Permutt - Singular Women 14:45 SAT (b0075569)

Stewart Permutt - Singular Women 02:45 SUN (b0075569)

Susan Hill - The Mist in the Mirror 00:15 SAT (b036q7t8)

Take It From Here 08:30 SUN (b01cj179)

Take It From Here 12:30 SUN (b01cj179)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 07:30 TUE (b03y152p)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 17:30 TUE (b03y152p)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 TUE (b03y152p)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 05:30 WED (b03y152p)

The Art of Radio Times 01:30 SAT (b03bfsyw)

The Boosh 22:30 MON (b007jmfm)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (b0bmkf1l)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (b0bmkkb3)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (b0bmkllr)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (b0bnkgzq)

The Goon Show 12:30 SAT (b007jtrk)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b007jnth)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b007jnth)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b007jnth)

The In Crowd 23:00 WED (b007jp55)

The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 23:00 SAT (b008vzdy)

The Making of Music 02:15 SAT (b007r038)

The Making of Music 14:15 MON (b007rt6q)

The Making of Music 02:15 TUE (b007rt6q)

The Making of Music 14:15 TUE (b007rqmf)

The Making of Music 02:15 WED (b007rqmf)

The Making of Music 14:15 WED (b007rhvx)

The Making of Music 02:15 THU (b007rhvx)

The Making of Music 14:15 THU (b007rhvy)

The Making of Music 02:15 FRI (b007rhvy)

The Making of Music 14:15 FRI (b007rhvz)

The Maltby Collection 23:30 TUE (b00xj161)

The Man from the McCarthy Agency 06:30 FRI (b00b7r75)

The Man from the McCarthy Agency 13:30 FRI (b00b7r75)

The Man from the McCarthy Agency 20:30 FRI (b00b7r75)

The Mark Steel Lecture 22:30 SUN (b007qw7m)

The Mary Whitehouse Experience 23:00 FRI (b007jn2c)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b018741f)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b018741f)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b018741f)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b01jcc05)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b01jcc05)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b01jcc05)

The Nick Revell Show 22:30 FRI (b007jp4p)

The Once and Future King 03:00 SAT (b04tclg7)

The Once and Future King 10:00 MON (b04v2s0z)

The Once and Future King 15:00 MON (b04v2s0z)

The Once and Future King 03:00 TUE (b04v2s0z)

The Personality Test 04:00 SAT (b007rlx5)

The Personality Test 09:00 FRI (b007s27h)

The Personality Test 16:00 FRI (b007s27h)

The Richest Man in Britain 22:30 SAT (b00p346t)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 09:30 WED (b007jx6f)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 16:30 WED (b007jx6f)

The Secret Life of Rosewood Avenue 04:30 THU (b007jx6f)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:00 TUE (b0080r03)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:00 TUE (b0080r03)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:00 TUE (b0080r03)

The Sofa of Time 22:30 WED (b00hxnfl)

The Spy and the Traitor (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (b0blvnxb)

The Spy and the Traitor (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (b0blvnxb)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 WED (b041vvw6)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 WED (b041vvw6)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 THU (b041vvw6)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (b061c7ky)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (b061c7ky)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (b061c7ky)

The Young Postmen 23:30 THU (b00fz7bp)

Think the Unthinkable 22:30 TUE (b01hbrw8)

To Hull and Back 07:30 SUN (b06nq26y)

To Hull and Back 17:30 SUN (b06nq26y)

To Hull and Back 22:00 SUN (b06nq26y)

To Hull and Back 05:30 MON (b06nq26y)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 23:00 THU (b00y2sdt)

Touchline Tales 07:30 SAT (b01p7hd0)

Touchline Tales 17:30 SAT (b01p7hd0)

Touchline Tales 05:30 SUN (b01p7hd0)

Touring Round Torquay 06:30 THU (b00lmcy9)

Touring Round Torquay 13:30 THU (b00lmcy9)

Touring Round Torquay 20:30 THU (b00lmcy9)

Touring Round Torquay 01:30 FRI (b00lmcy9)

Two Doors Down 05:00 SAT (b0086dhm)

Two Doors Down 07:00 FRI (b00899nl)

Two Doors Down 17:00 FRI (b00899nl)

Ursula K Le Guin - Earthsea 18:00 FRI (b05pktvt)

We've Been Here Before 12:00 SAT (b007s945)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 09:00 MON (b007jrcc)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 16:00 MON (b007jrcc)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 04:00 TUE (b007jrcc)

With Great Pleasure 14:15 SAT (b00773bz)

With Great Pleasure 02:15 SUN (b00773bz)

Yes Minister 08:00 THU (b007jltg)

Yes Minister 12:00 THU (b007jltg)

Yes Minister 19:00 THU (b007jltg)