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SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER 2018

SAT 00:00 Ursula K Le Guin - Earthsea (b0bng122)
Series 2
The Princess

Dragons threaten the Inner Isles. Tenar and Tehanu have arrived on Havnor to give counsel to the King. The threat is far greater than they first thought.

Ursula K Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga - based on the novel The Other Wind adapted by Judith Adams.

Published between 1968 and 2001, the five novels and short story collection of Ursula K Le Guin's Earthsea cycle (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, The Other Wind and Tales from Earthsea) are re-told across twelve episodes. Series 2 takes in the action of Tehanu, The Other Wind and the short story Dragonfly from Tales of Earthsea.

Set on a vast archipelago of islands, where magic is a central part of life, they tell the stories of Tenar and Ged.

Tehanu . . . Laura Elphinstone
Tenar . . . Nina Wadia
Azver . . . Narinder Samra
King Lebannen . . . Steven Robertson
Alder . . . Tom Vanson
Seserekh . . . Sabrina Sandhu
Tesla . . . Sean Murray
Kalessin . . . Emma Handy
Oak . . . Stephen Hogan
Lady Iyesa . . . Lauren Cornelius
Sailor . . . Ryan Early

Original music by Jon Nichols

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b00766lg)
Being Alone

Three's a crowd? Jenny Ditski and Francis Spufford join Chris Bigsby to discuss solitude versus loneliness. From March 2002.


SAT 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnfytx)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 3
Charles Augustus Milverton

A lady's honour is at stake, but the great detective seems helpless to tackle a serial blackmailer - 'the worst man in London.'

Carleton Hobbs stars as Sherlock Holmes. The actor played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale originally appeared in 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes' published 1904. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

With Norman Shelley as Dr Watson, Tony Church as Charles Augustus Milverton, Dudy Nimmo as Susan and Humphrey Morton as Inspector Lestrade
Producer: Robin Midgley.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1961.


SAT 01:30 The Carabinieri Art Squad (b00sm8tn)

Writer and historian Alex Butterworth travels to Rome to meet the Carabinieri squad in charge of protecting Italy's priceless cultural heritage.

A helicopter circles overhead while Italian police officers and archaeologists peer into a 30-foot deep hole made in a field outside Rome. The land may look like ordinary farmland, but beneath the ground there are in fact Etruscan tombs full of treasures. The hole has been made by a group of "tombaroli"- tomb raiders who come in the night to smash open hidden tombs, and grab the artefacts inside. They sell them on to dealers, who in some cases offer them to museums for a massive price.

The police officers in attendance are a members of a special branch of the Italian Carabinieri (the military police) which was set up to try to deal with the problem of stolen art in the country. The unit, known as the Department for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale in Italian) has its main headquarters in Rome and branches throughout the country. Its job is to try to stop the looting of Italy's cultural treasures- from artefacts in excavations to paintings and statues in country churches.

To try to stop the trafficking, carabinieri officers carry out regular patrols on archaeological sites, They also check items of from auction houses and exhibitions against their vast database of stolen goods. Other officers carry out checks on more contemporary artworks to make sure that they're not forged. Since the unit began in 1969, the success rate has been high, with thousands of artworks recovered.

Alex Butterworth is in Rome to watch the work of the Carabinieri TPC at first hand. He follows the archaeological section on patrol and sees how the huge database is used to recover stolen works which are sometimes changed beyond almost all recognition by the thieves to avoid detection. For example, one vast painting was stolen and then cut into several pieces and sold as separate items.

While watching the officers at work, Alex explores the changing nature of cultural protection and asks what Italy's determination to find its treasures says about the mood of the country.

Producer Emma Kingsley.


SAT 02:00 Karl Ove Knausgaard - A Death in the Family (b0bng11w)
Episode 10

A Death in the Family is the first book in the six volume cycle of autobiographical novels, My Struggle. Karl Ove Knausgaard's memoir has been described, in many countries, as a masterpiece.

With searing honesty, and an unflinching gaze turned upon himself and those around him, he writes about his teenage years in Norway. Later, he looks back on the writing of this book, the changes in his life and his second marriage to Linda, and the arrival of their children. Becoming a father prompts further reflections on family life and his relationship with his own father.

Karl Ove Knausgaard was born in December 1968. He published two novels, in 1998 and 2004, which both won prizes in Norway. The six volume series of novels, titled Min Kamp in Norwegian, were published between 2009 and 2011, totalling over 3,500 pages. The sixth and final volume, translated by Don Bartlett, has recently been published in the UK. He lives in Sweden with his wife, the writer Linda Boström Knausgaard, and their four children.

Written by by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Translated by Don Bartlett
Read by David Threlfall
Abridged by Isobel Creed and Jill Waters
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 02:15 The Global Gap (b01p450w)
Series 1: Mexico
Charity Workers

Global Gap is a series of five programmes where two people who do the same job, one from the UK and one from another country (in this series, Mexico), have a thought provoking conversation, to compare and contrast their working lives and the issues that arise in their jobs. The theme throughout the week is 'the next generation'; each programme features young people who are the new generation of workers in their countries. We capture the differences in society and attitudes through their conversation and recordings of in their workplace.

Episode 5 (of 5): Charity Workers
Fiona Patterson works for Barnardo's in Bradford. She helps provide a special service for girls aged between 11 and 18 who are being exploited or groomed for sexual exploitation. She speaks to Sofia Almanza, a charity worker at Casa Alianza in Mexico City, who works with 12 - 18 year olds who have been abandoned, neglected or abused.

While Fiona works with young people who are housed with family or friends, Sofia's service provide residential houses for homeless young people and helps people develop tools to deal with independent life. Sometimes in Mexico, the children are part of larger criminal organisations and many are drug dependent. There are worrying side effects of the drugs, such as blindness and stomach complaints.

Fiona sees many young people with very low self esteem, some of whom have left home to live with people who are now exploiting them sexually or using them to transport drugs. Her service helps the young people to identify their situations and remove themselves to a safer environment.

Producer: Laura Parfitt
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b06vn6zt)
Toni Morrison - Beloved
Episode 10

By Toni Morrison
Adapted by Patricia Cumper

Toni Morrison's seminal 1987 novel about a haunted house in the era that followed the abolition of slavery in the United States is adapted for radio for the first time. Toni Morrison's masterpiece melds horror and poetry as it tells the story of Sethe, a woman who escaped slavery by crossing the Ohio river, but who, eighteen years later, is still not free.

The women's isolation at One Twenty-Four Bluestone Road has put them all in peril, and Denver has decided to seek help from the community. After that, news spread like wildfire; news that the ghost of Sethe's other daughter, who she chose to kill rather than allow to be bonded back into slavery, has come back to reap her revenge.

Original music by Jon Nicholls
Singing arranged by Dominique Le Gendre
Sound design by Caleb Knightley

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b03j5czk)
CS Lewis - The Screwtape Letters
Episode 5

Originally broadcast in 2013, in the week marking the fiftieth anniversary of CS Lewis's death, and which saw a memorial stone to the author unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey, Radio 4's Book of the Week marked the occasion with a reading of his famous letters from a senior to a junior devil.
Read by Simon Russell Beale
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 03:00 Anthony Trollope - Miss MacKenzie (b01pgs6s)
Episode 2

After two marriage proposals, Margaret Mackenzie has turned down the first, but what of the second? Stars Hattie Morahan.


SAT 04:00 The Personality Test (b007tckc)
Series 3
Edwina Currie

Ex-MP, novelist and broadcaster Edwina Currie is in the hot seat posing questions all about her.

Tackling the ultra-personal quiz are Sue Perkins, Caroline Quinlan, Robin Ince and Will Smith.

Comedy quiz presented by a new guest host every show. 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.


SAT 04:30 Smelling of Roses (b007jzm2)
Series 1
Out to Launch

Rosie's company is about to launch the autobiography of the country's most famous footballer, Lloyd Gratton.

The lives of Rosie and her granddaughter Jo are shaken by the return to Rosie's daughter Kate after a long spell working abroad.

Prunella Scales in the first of four series of Simon Brett's sitcom following the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event-management company based in Brighton.

With Arabella Weir as Kate, Rebecca Callard as Jo, Duncan Preston as Bob, Annette Badland as Tess, Jon Glover as Greg Turnball, Tracy-Ann Oberman as Lalage Croxton-Sackville and Will Ing as Lloyd Gratton.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


SAT 05:00 The Right Time (b0076m76)
Series 4
Episode 1

From nudism and reflexology to top-shelf magazines.

Sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit.

Stars Eleanor Bron, Dudley Sutton , Roger Blake , Clive Swift and Paula Wilcox.

With guest star Arthur Smith.

Written by Colin Bostock-Smith, Jill Brodie, John Pidgeon, Mike Haskins, Jan Etherington, George Poles, Arthur Smith, Alan Stafford, Chris Thompson and Petr Reynolds.

Script editors: Ed Dyson and George Poles.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex.

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


SAT 05:30 A Charles Paris Mystery (b0bqf4rt)
A Decent Interval
Episode 4

by Jeremy Front
Based on the novel by Simon Brett

Charles ..... Charles Paris
Frances ..... Suzanne Burden
Geraldine ..... Amelia Bullmore
Maurice ..... Jon Glover
Will ..... Caolan McCarthy
Sam ..... George Watkins
Ned ..... Brian Protheroe
Milly ..... Rebecca Hamilton
Artemis ..... Evie Killip
Horatio ..... Richard Pepple
Marcellus ...... Ewan Bailey

Directed by Sally Avens

Charles has joined the cast of Hamlet but the two leads played by the winners of a Reality Show have been eliminated from the production by injury and death.
Charles is determined to find out who wanted them dead and there are plenty of suspects.


SAT 06:00 Victor Pemberton - Night of the Wolf (b07fm8zs)

"It came at me from nowhere ... eyes glarin' out of the dark like emeralds.
Teeth like rocks, tarnished with the blood of human flesh.
And hair streamin' out of its neck and hands and feet.
This isn't one of God's creatures, sir. It's the work of the devil himself!"

Set at the end of the 19th century, a werewolf is prowling around the Cambridge Fenlands. Judge Mathew Deacon is desperately worried about his son...

Starring Vincent Price as Judge Mathew Deacon, Coral Browne as Mrs Northcott, Hugh Manning as Professor Forrester, Sheila Grant as Sybil and Peter Whitman as Robert Deacon.

A Horror legend of Man and Beast specially written for radio by Victor Pemberton.

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Night Theatre in 1975.


SAT 07:30 Our Language in Your Hands (b01pbhw3)
New York City

New York has long been a city of immigrants, and as a result of waves of immigration, language experts describe it as the most linguistically dense city on earth. Mark Turin travels to the Big Apple to track the many languages of New York. He travels the 7 train, designated a US Heritage Trail, as it rattles its way from Flushing to the heart of Manhattan, passing through areas where Korean, Bengali and Spanish are the languages spoken on the street. He meets the linguists who are tracking New York's many languages and hears from those who believe that the US needs to promote the English language ahead of all others.
His journey ends with a story of linguistic rebirth as he discovers how the Yiddish language, once in decline, has attracted a new generation of speakers.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b0076h68)
Music Hall Reclaimed

Barry Cryer investigates the cottage industry of Music Hall recording restoration, as well as the lives and works of some of its stars.

Thanks to modern computer technology we're now able to hear some of the rarer works of artists such as Mark Sheridan, Ernest Shand, Vesta Victoria and Albert Chevalier who originally recorded this material at the turn of the 19th century.

Written by Glenn Mitchell

Producer: Karl Phillips

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SAT 09:00 Laura Barton's American Road Trip (b0bntd2l)

BBC Radio 4 Extra takes to the open road for an audio adventure across the USA, travelling from the bright lights of New York City to the pacific breeze of California.
Using a mix of archive documentaries, stories and travelogues, the writer and broadcaster Laura Barton will be your guide on this ambitious road trip, heading west across the USA. Along the way the journey will include a free-wheeling buggy tour around New Orleans, a look at the Green Book travel guide and an encounter with the fearless rodeo cowgirls of the Deep South.
Writers including Joan Didion, Sam Shepard and Jonathan Raban also share some of their own perspectives about life on the American highway, while Joe Queenan explores the history of the roadside motel.
Laura Barton’s American Road Trip is a personal journey, a dreamlike exploration of life across the USA over the last 70 years, from blues singers on Beale Street to X-rated frogs in the French Quarter, and from LA hopefuls to the loneliest Opera House in Death Valley.

Made for 4 Extra.
Produced by Luke Doran.


SAT 12:00 The Older Woman (b0391n2w)
Series 2
Episode 1

On the down side, Roy has lost his job as journalist, blown his chance of romance with his former teacher, Jane and is about to have his house repossessed.

But just when he thought it was safe to retreat into self-pity and fantasies about The Archers, help comes from an unexpected quarter...

Series two of Tony Bagley's romantic comedy drama serial that mixes fantasy with reality.

Starring Martin Clunes as Roy Hitchcock, Geraldine James as Jane Gallaghan, Nicky Henson as Chad Mann., David Troughton as Colin, Rebecca Front as Mrs Churchill and Sue Roderick as Gwyn.

Other parts by Simon Treves and Melanie Hudson

Producer: Paul Schlesinger:

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.


SAT 12:30 Parsley Sidings (b01nrmxq)
Series 1
The Market Special

The station staff at Parsley Sidings go all out to boost falling passenger numbers.

The eponymous series is set in a sleepy railway station. The Hepplewhites have run 'Parsley Sidings' station for generations and the current Station Master, Horace, hopes that his son Bert will continue the line. Mild-mannered Ticket Clerk Bert wants to work anywhere but on the railways. His colleague, Station Announcer Gloria Simpkins, secretly loves him. Porter Percy Valentine is an archetypal wheeler-dealer and the ancient Signalman, Bradshaw, causes havoc and dispenses home-made remedies in equal measure. The 'Parsley Sidings' nemesis is Phineas Perkins, the station master of Potwhistle Halt, one stop down the line.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Ian Lavender as Bert, Kenneth Connor as Percy, Liz Fraser as Gloria and Elizabeth Morgan as Ethel.

Re-created Announcements by Keith Skues.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1971.


SAT 13:00 A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) (b0bntfs0)

Jackie Hartwell is assigned as family liaison officer to a woman viciously assaulted in her own home. It soon becomes clear the suspect is likely to strike again.

Meera Syal returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Her job, as ever, is to comfort and support the families of victims while keeping a watchful eye on their reactions and movements. You never know when he murderer might be close to home.

Jackie: Meera Syal
Peter: Mathew Marsh
Azra: Olivia Darnley
Denise: Joan Walker
Samantha: Janice Acquah
Keith: Darren Boyd

Writer - Scott Cherry
Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

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


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bntfs4)
Helen Lederer

Comedian, writer and actress Helen Lederer chooses 'Que Sera, Sera' by Doris Day and 'All I Want' by Joni Mitchell.


SAT 14:15 Battlefield Ramblings (b0bntj26)
Series 1
Boudicca's Way

Muriel Gray is joined in East Anglia by father and son, Peter and Dan Snow to walk along the Boudicca Way.

The pair have been walking together since Peter took Dan up a Welsh mountain, when he was just 27 days old. They've since shared a love of history, sailed together across the Atlantic, and bickered occasionally over a map.

Series exploring the areas around our greatest battlefields.

Producer: Lucy Lunt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004 to coincide with BBC Two's Battlefield Britain.


SAT 14:45 15 Minute Drama (b045y41q)
Val McDermid - Deadheading
Episode 1

Best selling crime writer Val McDermid turns to comedy capers among the carrots, as we rummage through the undergrowth of a murder on the allotments. Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh and Miriam Margolyes.

It's a case for Detective Chief Inspector Alma Blair, the Alpha Detective, her sergeant Jason Trotter, and Jo Blake the crime scene manager. Watch how the women behave towards each other. Rivals? Not quite. There may even be a barely detectable flirtatiousness between them.

In Episode 1 a body is found on an allotment in Cranby

Sound Designer: Eloise Whitmore
Writer: Val McDermid

Directed and Produced by Justine Potter
A Savvy Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b0076h68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Victor Pemberton - Night of the Wolf (b07fm8zs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Our Language in Your Hands (b01pbhw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b06nsy8k)
Special Features

The Doctor contributes a DVD commentary to a cult 1970s horror movie re-release.

Peter Davison is the Fifth Doctor with his companion Nyssa played by Sarah Sutton. With James Fleet as Sir Jack Merrivale.

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 on BBC TV 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 John Dorney.

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 (b007jqlh)
Making Sacrifices

"I want the turret room when Alison's gone, and you've got to make sacrifices to get what you want."

After a nasty case of bullying, three girls learn about the darker side of life in a humorous view of fear and loathing in a girls' boarding school.

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

Stars Caroline Strong as Alison, Sarah Rice as Kerry and Alison Pettitt as Corrina.

Written by Nick Warburton.

Director: Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


SAT 19:00 Laura Barton's American Road Trip (b0bntd2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Old Harry's Game (b00cl63c)
Series 5
I Blame the Media

While Satan is away morally cleansing the media and internet, revolt is brewing in Hell. Satanic sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From October 2005.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b00tdx5w)
Series 6
Lee Mack interviews Ade Edmondson

The new series of the tag team talk show continues as last week's guest, one of the UK's most celebrated and current comics Lee Mack, writer and star of BBC1's "Not Going Out" takes the microphone to interview alternative comedy legend, writer and star of "The Young Ones" and "Bottom", Ade Edmondson.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0bpcn25)
Elis James and John Robins 1/2

From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Elis James and John Robins.


SAT 23:00 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b01nq3p1)
Series 1
Episode 1

John Humphrys gives 28 performers 60 seconds to entertain an audience:

Richie Webb and Vicki Pepperdine
Jason Manford
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis
Josie Long
Ed Byrne
Matt Holt
Nick Mohammed
Phil Nichol
Matt Kirshen
Lemn Sissay
The Cowards
Jason John Whitehead
Howard Read
Janey Godley

Count Arthur Strong
Al Pitcher
Martin White
Edward Aczel
Marcus Birdman
Tom Price
John Bishop
The Consultants
Sue Vale
Miles Jupp
Stefano Paolini
Rhod Gilbert
Seymour Mace
Nicholas Parsons

Producers: Rohan Acharya and Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SAT 23:30 Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation (b017chqv)
Passion

Mark Watson continues his quest to improve the world, nimbly assisted by Tim Key and Tom Basden and with the additional help of the listening audience as we broadcast live and invite them to join in.

Mark will be asking the big questions that are crucial to our understanding of ourselves and society - in a dynamic and thought provoking new format he opens the floor to the live audience and asks them to jump into the conversation via tweets and messages to work out how we can all make the world a better place.

This week Mark looks at "Passion" - Passion encompasses some of our most human qualities: emotion, energy desire. But is it a dangerous thing? In their hit Desire, U2 sang: 'Desire!/Desire!' But that isn't hugely helpful, that's just repeating the word over and over again. So we'll go into a bit more detail.

We are all passionate about something, whether it's sex, personal satisfaction, or sexy personal satisfaction. Without passion we're inert. But with passion, we can sometimes be all too ert. Where do we draw the line between normal passions, and being one of these guys like Othello who let themselves down and kill a girl over a hanky?

Next week Mark looks at "Tolerance" - Religious tolerance, moral tolerance, not striking the person next to you on the bus because their headphones are too loud. It's important to tolerate others' faults, but can it make us into doormats? Mark will once again invite you to join the debate at www.bbc.co.uk/radio 4 or tweet using #watsonlive.

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 the If.Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2007.

Produced by Lianne Coop.



SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER 2018

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b06nsy8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Fear On 4 (b007jqlh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) (b0bntfs0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bntfs4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Battlefield Ramblings (b0bntj26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 15 Minute Drama (b045y41q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b0076h68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Victor Pemberton - Night of the Wolf (b07fm8zs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Our Language in Your Hands (b01pbhw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Toni Morrison - Beloved (b06wd5f6)
Omnibus

When Sethe welcomed him into her house, Paul D. thought that life had thrown him a second chance. But then Beloved arrived and he was unable to resist her advances. Now he must steady himself to face the consequences.

Toni Morrison's seminal 1987 novel about a haunted house in the era that followed the abolition of slavery in the United States. Melding horror and poetry, this is the story of Sethe, a woman who escaped slavery by crossing the Ohio river, but who, 18 years later, is still not free.

Narrator . . . . . Adjoa Andoh
Sethe . . . . . Nadine Marshall
Denver . . . . . Pippa Bennett-Warner
Paul D . . . . . Danny Sapani
Beloved . . . . . Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Stamp Paid . . . . . Richard Pepple
Baby Suggs . . . . . Alibe Parsons

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts adapted by Patricia Cumper.

Original music by Jon Nicholls

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bnxfk7)
Ray Winstone

Actor Ray Winstone chooses Nat King Cole's Smile and Dean Martin's version of West Ham FC's anthem I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles.


SUN 07:15 Leila Keys - Someone Suitable (b0bntks4)

4 Extra Debut. Two old friends now lead very different lives. Will the glamorous Paru be persuaded to settle down? Read by Sudha Bhuchar. From September 1996.


SUN 07:30 Bad Salsa (b049y3mp)
Series 1
All Change

After treatment for Ovarian and breast cancer Chippy, is mad, Jill is sad and Terri is definitely dangerous to know! The road back after cancer treatment can be tricky and full of obstacles.

In 'Bad Salsa', two middle aged women and their younger friend seek to regain their zest for life and love by learning to dance at Bad Salsa, the club where everyone knows your name but no-one knows your prognosis!

Depictions of people with cancer on TV and radio too often follow a standard format; there is the diagnosis, the depression the chemo, then the false recovery followed by the tragic death.

Bad Salsa tries to paint a picture at once more hopeful and more in line with survival rates which have improved immensely over the past 20 years.

For many, 'living with cancer' is now their day to day challenge. The characters in the series have finished their treatment and are in the process of finding their way back to normal life or at least finding a "new normal." As in the real world, the challenges of everyday life go on for our characters; like us they have boring marriages, distracting crushes, troublesome children, difficult workmates and infuriating parents, but unlike us their brush with mortality has given them a new perspective.

The fun and excitement of the series is in watching them decide to preserve the pre-cancer status quo or in Terri's words, to say "sod it all" and "go for it!"

Follow the women as they embrace the world of salsa whilst they adjust to life after cancer.


SUN 08:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00ns2m9)
What Unusual Wallpaper

The poor Huggett family are suffering in a summer heat wave.

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 Mr Cross/The Insurance Man/The Postman/The Decorator.

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 (b01dhkjr)
From 21/05/1958

A warring pantomime horse trots on in 'Ali Baba and the Nine Thieves', while Ron's love for Eth is tested on a night out 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 May 1958.


SUN 09:00 The Golden Thread (Omnibus) (b0bntlkr)

All cloth begins with a twist.

Kassia St Clair uncovers the fascinating stories of how fabrics have shaped the world we live in; from the secret power of the linens covering the bodies of Egyptian pharaohs to the lab-blended materials that allow us to travel further and faster than ever before.

Read by Francesca Dymond

Abridged by Laurence Wareing

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

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


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b04pvp8t)
Kate and Rachel - Limestone beneath My Feet and above My Head

Fi Glover with a conversation between a poet fascinated by the limestone landscape of her home and a theatre director who values the secrets hidden beneath the limestone.

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

Producer: Marya Burgess.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06kp9zv)
Fashion
George Davies

From The Beatles to Luciano Pavarotti. Fashion designer George Davies shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From April 2006.


SUN 11:00 GrownUpLand (b0bntnc5)
Adventures in GrownUpLand

Mae Martin, Bisha K Ali, Bobby Friction and Johnny Cochrane join Ned Sedgwick in a podcast compilation on the theme of 'adventure'.

If GrownUpLand is a place, then we got a bit lost along the way.

Each week on the GrownUpLand podcast, a special guest helps to answer listener questions and candidly shares their experiences, from failed dates and bizarre confrontations to guilty pleasures and worst nightmares.

Co-created by Deborah Frances-White for The Spontaneity Shop and BBC Radio 4.

Producer: Al Riddell.


SUN 12:00 Meet the Huggetts (b00ns2m9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Take It From Here (b01dhkjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Toni Morrison - Beloved (b06wd5f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bnxfk7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 14:15 Leila Keys - Someone Suitable (b0bntks4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Liane Moriarty - Nine Perfect Strangers (b0bntnrx)
Omnibus

All is not as it should be at Tranquillum House Health Resort. The guests discover they are being drugged as part of the unconventional programme to change their lives forever.

Nine strangers with a variety of differing emotional and physical needs have been thrown together at a very remote and unconventional health resort.

Tranquillum House, however, is no ordinary health resort. It's owned and run by an equally wounded and strange lady who is determined that these nine perfect strangers' lives will never be the same again after the ten days that lie ahead.

Kerry Fox reads best-selling author Liane Moriarty's page turner.

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


SUN 15:45 Rivals in Stone (b00768m2)
Jekyll and Hyde Mansions

Joe Kerr explores 18th-century Castle Ward in County Down, where a married couple held opposing architectural tastes.

Bernard Ward, the Baron of Bangor, couldn't agree with his wife Lady Mary Magill over the design of their new country house.

So they split the house into two: her half was gothic and his was classical, both on the outside and inside. The result is a building with a glorious split personality.

Producer: Matthew Dodd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SUN 16:00 Tony Ramsay - Tango Sensations (b0bntt1q)

4 Extra Debut. A violent death from Argentina's Dirty War affects the romantic notions of a young expat decades later. Stars Juliet Stevenson. From May 2002.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b0bntt1s)
Rites of Passage - Stonehenge

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'Rites of Passage' as Ian McMillan joins Druids to watch the sunrise at Stonehenge.

Ian is initiated as a Druidic bard, listens to some poems and talks to his fellow celebrants about why words matter.

Producer: Geoff Bird

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


SUN 17:30 Bad Salsa (b049y3mp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Jane Beeson - The House at Tinner's Tor (b00767xs)

A bleak and abandoned house and a ghost from the past troubles Anna, as she returns to Dartmoor - the scene of her childhood holidays.

Jane Beeson's drama was recorded on location at a farm on Dartmoor.

With Kim Hicks, Oona Beeson, Stewart Clapp, Elizabeth Revill, Daisy Martinez, Rorence Wood, Alex Maclaren, Stuart Crossman and Helen Weaver.

Director: Viv Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SUN 18:45 Vernon Lee - The Doll (b0bntxbk)

An antiques collector finds a life-size doll in Italy - an exact replica of the old count's first wife. Read by Judy Bridgland. From October 1993.


SUN 19:00 GrownUpLand (b0bntnc5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 The Golden Thread (Omnibus) (b0bntlkr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b04pvp8t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06kp9zv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Bad Salsa (b049y3mp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b00sbcrc)
Series 3
Mary Shelley

The radical comedian offers his humorous assessment of the life and career of the creator of Frankenstein. From October 2002.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0bpcng9)
Elis James and John Robins 2/2

From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Elis James and John Robins.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (b0bnfqxb)
Series 19
Episode 6

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, George Fouracres, Freya Parker and Lewis McLeod.

Script Editors: Gemma Arrowsmith and Liam Beirne.

Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Hayley Sterling

A BBC Studios Production.


SUN 23:30 Ectoplasm (b007vgvc)
The Curse of Tutancommon

Egypt, where Edwardian adventurer Lord Zimbabwe swashes a buckle or two. Stars Dan Freedman and Nick Romero. From July 2000.



MONDAY 22 OCTOBER 2018

MON 00:00 Jane Beeson - The House at Tinner's Tor (b00767xs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Vernon Lee - The Doll (b0bntxbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Toni Morrison - Beloved (b06wd5f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0bnxfk7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Leila Keys - Someone Suitable (b0bntks4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Liane Moriarty - Nine Perfect Strangers (b0bntnrx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Rivals in Stone (b00768m2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Tony Ramsay - Tango Sensations (b0bntt1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b0bntt1s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Bad Salsa (b049y3mp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0bntxbm)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 3
The Blue Carbuncle

A Christmas goose leads the Baker Street sleuth and Dr Watson to a priceless gem...

Carleton Hobbs stars as Sherlock Holmes. The actor played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale originally appeared in 'Strand Magazine' in 1892. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

With Norman Shelley as Dr Watson, Will Leighton as Peterson, Kenneth Dight as Henry Baker, Derek Birch as Windigate, Pauline Wynn as Maggie, Wilfred Babbage as Beckinridge, Keith Buckley as Bill and John Pullen as James Ryder.

Producer: Robin Midgley.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1961.


MON 06:30 The Little Prince at 70 (b039c5dk)

Mike Greenwood unlocks the secrets of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic novella, on the anniversary of its publication in 1943.

Barely 100 pages long, The Little Prince is one of the most read books in the world. Like the little prince himself, his creator Antoine de Saint Exupéry has become an enigma. An aristocrat and an aviator, he wrote The Little Prince in exile in America, when the world was at war and France was under Nazi occupation. Barely two years later he was dead - having failed to return from a reconnaissance mission over his homeland. His body was never found.

But the fable-like book he left behind continues to captivate generations of readers, from the child to the adult. Why?

"It is only with one's heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye." Is it a simple children's story engaging with simple truths about love, experience and loss? A manifesto for humanist values in time of strife? Or a manual for living on our fragile planet?

Mike Greenwood journeys to Paris to unravel the origins, meaning and enduring appeal of Le Petit Prince. He meets Saint-Exupery's nephew, Francois d'Agay, now 87, who remembers visits from Uncle Antoine in the 1930s, and Mike enters the inner circle of 'Saint-Exupérians' who have made it their life's work to interpret the symbols, biographical parallels and true message of the book.

The novelist Tracey Chevalier and children's author Michael Rosen also share their personal insights into the French classic, which is featured in a series of evocative readings.

Presenter: Mike Greenwood
Producer: Eve Streeter

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 07:00 The Older Woman (b039by7w)
Series 2
Episode 2

Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have changed their image from tough-talking, macho men to gentle, child-caring new men.... can Roy follow suit in his own home movie?

Series two of Tony Bagley's romantic comedy drama serial that mixes fantasy with reality.

Starring Martin Clunes as Roy Hitchcock, Geraldine James as Jane Gallaghan, Nicky Henson as Chad Mann. David Troughton as Colin and Rebecca Front as Mrs Churchill.

Other parts by Peter Serafinowicz and Susannah Corbett.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger:

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b0bntz98)
Series 13
Episode 3

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Lee Mack welcome comedian and writer Karen Dunbar, metallurgist Professor John Wood and breakfast radio host Shaun Keaveny.

This week, the Museum's Guest Committee steel themselves for some deadly karaoke, use a massive machine to show off a single atom of iron and experience the unalloyed joy of opening an old-fashioned tube of toothpaste.

The show was researched by Mike Turner and Emily Jupitus of QI.

The Producers were Richard Turner and Anne Miller.

A BBC Studios Production.


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007x041)
Series 5
The New Radio Series

Big-headed from TV success, the lad's had enough of radio and is set to retire - until he discovers the plan for his replacement.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.
Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1958.


MON 08:30 Parsley Sidings (b01ntnsd)
Series 1
The Postal Express

Parsley Sidings' Station Master Horace Hepplewhite hopes a new automated mail system will save the sleepy halt in a trial with his deadly rival.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Ian Lavender as Bert, Kenneth Connor as Percy, Liz Fraser as Gloria and John Graham as Phineas Perkins.

Jim Eldridge's eponymous series is set in a sleepy railway station. The Hepplewhites have run 'Parsley Sidings' station for generations and the current Station Master, Horace, hopes that his son Bert will continue the line. Mild-mannered Ticket Clerk Bert wants to work anywhere but on the railways. His colleague, Station Announcer Gloria Simpkins, secretly loves him. Porter Percy Valentine is an archetypal wheeler-dealer and the ancient Signalman, Bradshaw, causes havoc and dispenses home-made remedies in equal measure. The 'Parsley Sidings' nemesis is Phineas Perkins, the station master of Potwhistle Halt, one stop down the line.

Re-created Announcements by Keith Skues.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1971.


MON 09:00 Just a Minute (b011j7vh)
Series 60
Episode 3

It's the panel game that rewards chatterboxes but only if they don't repeat themselves, hesitate or deviate from the subject given to them by chairman Nicholas Parsons.

Today's show sees Stephen Fry describing How to Clean a Chandelier, Sue Perkins revealing her violent style of Weeding, Paul Merton sharing all he knows about Aristotle and new girl Fi Glover describing The Best Sort of Babysitter.


MON 09:30 Snap (b00tqqjc)
Series 2
Episode 2

Kaz is having problems at school and wants her dad to have a firm talk with her PE teacher from hell.

Meanwhile, Molly's concerned about Dawn who's concerned about Raymond. Is he having an affair?

Paul Mendelson's sitcom stars Rebecca Lacey as Molly, Paul Venables as Doug, Soumaya Keynes as Kaz, Jessie Sullivan as Ryan, Marlene Sidaway as Annie, Jonathan Tafler as Raymond and Samantha Spiro as Dawn.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


MON 10:00 Drama (b063yqqs)
The Great Scott
Heart of Midlothian

"She wouldn't lie in court to save her sister's life - so she had to find another way. "Mike Harris' fast paced adaptation of Walter Scott's most gripping, most contemporary novel.

'Heart of Midlothian' begins with a trial for child murder, and then never lets the tension drop with disguises, thwarted love, hazardous journeys, kidnappings, riots, rescues - and a shy, retiring, heroine who will stop at nothing to undo the terrible damage her virtue has done.

Adapted for radio by Mike Harris

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 11:00 Shorts (b050c4sd)
Scottish Shorts
No Numbers, by Pippa Goldschmidt

SHORTS: Scottish Shorts is one of a returning series of short readings featuring new writing from first time or emerging writers.

A woman considers the role of numbers in her life as she sits by the bed of her dying grandmother. Francesca Dymond reads a lyrical exploration of death, permanence and mathematics, written by Pippa Goldschmidt.
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

Pippa Goldschmidt is based in Edinburgh and came to creative writing from a previous career as an astronomer. She is the author of Dundee International Book Prize finalist, 'The Falling Sky'.


MON 11:15 Philip Palmer - The King's Coiner (b00767dn)

By the 1690s, Isaac Newton - already the world's greatest mathematician - was hungry for a new challenge and became Warden of the Royal Mint.

His pursuit of London's most notorious counterfeiter, William Chaloner, confirmed him as a man prepared to go to any lengths to solve a problem...

Ian McDiarmid stars as Isaac Newton.

Written by Philip Palmer.

With Katy Cavanagh as Catherine Barton, Barnaby Kay as William Chaloner, Peter Marinker as Mr Secretary Vernon, Freddie Annobil-Dodoo as Tom Holloway, Colin Adrian as Thomas Carter and Jeremy Swift as Lord Halifax

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007x041)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Parsley Sidings (b01ntnsd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0bntxbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Little Prince at 70 (b039c5dk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b045z7sg)
Sebastian Barry - The Temporary Gentleman
Episode 1

Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in his lodgings in Accra, he urgently sets out to write his story recounting his strange and tumultuous marriage to the elusive great beauty of Sligo, Mai Kirwan, and the inevitable fate that he now feels compelled to reconcile himself with. He feels he cannot take one step further, or even hardly a breath, without looking back at all that has befallen him. He is an ordinary man, both petty and heroic, but he has seen extraordinary things.

The Temporary Gentleman is, ultimately, a story about a man's last bid for freedom, from the savage realities of the past and from himself.

Ciarán Hinds is one of Ireland's most prolific and esteemed actors. His many television and film credits include: Game of Thrones, Munich, The Sea, Road to Perdition, There Will Be Blood, Frozen, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Woman in Black and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry
Read by Ciarán Hinds
Abridged by Neville Teller
Producer Gemma McMullan.


MON 14:15 The Global Gap (b01p6ztd)
Series 2: Turkey
Religious Leaders

Global Gap is a series of five programmes where two people who do the same job, one from the UK and one from another country (for this week, Turkey), have a thought provoking conversation, to compare and contrast their working lives and the issues that arise in their jobs.

A predominately Muslim country, Turkey nevertheless straddles Western and Eastern culture - and the series this week focuses on the religious versus the secular, capturing the differences in attitudes and society between Turkey and UK through conversation and recordings in workplaces.

Episode 1 (of 5): The Religious Leader
Rev Canon Rosie Harper, vicar of a small church in Great Missenden and Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, speaks to Ishak Kizilaslan, Imam at the Sultanahmet Mosque in Istanbul. Her father was a non-conformist minister. She wanted to be a vicar from early childhood and was one of the first to be ordained after women were accepted into the Church of England in 1994. She compares her experience and responsibilities as a religious leader to those of Imam Kizilaslan, who was appointed Imam by the Turkish Government because of his understanding of Islam, including having learnt the Qur'an by heart as a 10-year old boy.

Reporter: Sara Parker
Producer: Laura Parfitt
Executive Producer: Samir Shah
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03xd3hj)
Charlotte Bronte - Shirley
Cousins

Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, dramatises Charlotte Bronte's tale of romantic entanglements and turbulent times in the Yorkshire of 1811.

"Something unromantic as a Monday morning." And so begins this passionate love story ...

Directed by Tracey Neale

Set against a Yorkshire industrial background, Charlotte Bronte's powerful second novel is also an impassioned plea for social equality - for workers and women alike. Set during the time of the Luddite unrest, two strands weave together. One, the struggles of workers against mill owners, the other involving the romantic entanglements of the two heroines - Shirley Keelder and Caroline Helstone. It is the friendship of these two women, and the contrast between their situations, that lies at the heart of the piece. Many believe the character of Shirley was written for, and about, Charlotte's sister, Emily, who was dying as Charlotte wrote the novel.

Like The Professor, Villette and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, produced by the same team, this is an earthy, vivid and poignant re-telling of one of the lesser-known Bronte classics. The scenes of dangerous social unrest and conflict and love are as relevant today as when the novel was published. It's a story of friendship and love, longing and loss. A rollicking good story with plenty of cliffhangers to keep the listener hooked to the very end.

The cast includes Lesley Sharp (Scott and Bailey) Jemima Rooper (Atlantis) and Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)

The dramatist Rachel Joyce has written over twenty original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4 and major adaptations for the Classic Serial and Fifteen Minute Drama, as well as a TV period drama for BBC 2. In 2007 she won the Tinniswood Award for Best Radio Play.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was her first novel. It began its life as a Radio 4 play. It was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2012 and longlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. Her second novel, Perfect, was published last year. She is currently writing a novella called The Love-Song of Queenie Hennessy which will be published in the Autumn. Rachel is also adapting the novella as a 5-part Fifteen Minute Drama to be broadcast at the same time as publication. Queenie is a character from The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b03j9h73)
Philip Short - Mitterrand
Episode 1

'Other nations have scandals. The French have affairs.' And Francois Mitterrand was no exception.

Former BBC foreign correspondent Philip Short has written a compelling biography of the French leader who was famous for his ambiguity.

Henry Goodman reads the fascinating story, starting with the infamous 'Observatory Affair', which nearly finished Mitterrand's political career.

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


MON 15:00 Drama (b063yqqs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Just a Minute (b011j7vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Snap (b00tqqjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 The Older Woman (b039by7w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b0bntz98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Ursula K Le Guin - Earthsea (b0bnv2s1)
Series 2
Children of Fire and Earth

Kalessin, the eldest of dragons, brings a message to the people of Havnor. At last, the King and his council know what they must do: travel to the beating heart of all of Earthsea.

Ursula K Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga - based on the novel The Other Wind adapted by Judith Adams.

Published between 1968 and 2001, the five novels and short story collection of Ursula K Le Guin's Earthsea cycle (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, The Other Wind and Tales from Earthsea) are re-told across twelve episodes. Series 2 takes in the action of Tehanu, The Other Wind and the short story Dragonfly from Tales of Earthsea.

Set on a vast archipelago of islands, where magic is a central part of life, they tell the stories of Tenar and Ged.

As a girl, Tenar, was taken from her home and family on the island of Atuan to become Arha, the Priestess Ever Reborn, guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan. Deep within the Tombs, Ged and Tenar met and became unlikely allies, escaped from Atuan, and brought peace to the troubled archipelago. Now in her late middle age, widowed and with grown up children, Tenar runs a farm on the island of Gont. She is reunited with Ged when he is brought back to the island of his birth on the back of a dragon.

Ged (also known as Sparrowhawk or Hawk) was born on Gont, with innate magical talent and a reckless nature. He trained in wizardry on the island Roke, where he released a terrible shadow into the world and then risked his life to restore the balance. He grew to become Archmage on Roke and the greatest wizard on all of Earthsea. When the evil wizard Cob attempted to cheat death and live forever, Ged found him and closed the breach between life and death. In doing so, he lost his powers of magic. While Tenar has traveled to Havnor, he has stayed at on Gont to mind the house.

Tehanu . . . Laura Elphinstone
Tenar . . . Nina Wadia
Azver . . . Narinder Samra
King Lebannen . . . Steven Robertson
Alder . . . Tom Vanson
Ged . . . Robert Glenister
Seserekh . . . Sabrina Sandhu
Thorion . . . Sam Dale
Tesla . . . Sean Murray
Doorkeeper . . . Stephen Hogan

Original music by Jon Nichols

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0bnv2s3)
Lynn Barber and Sara Wheeler

Sue MacGregor,and her guests - journalist, Lynn Barber and writer, Sara Wheeler - discuss three books featuring assorted Englishmen abroad, by Norman Lewis, Sherill Tippins and James Hamilton-Paterson. From 2007.

Voices of the Old Sea by Norman Lewis
Publisher: Picador

February House by Sherill Tippins
Publisher: Pocket Books

Amazing Disgrace by James Hamilton-Paterson
Publisher: Faber.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007x041)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Parsley Sidings (b01ntnsd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0bntxbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Little Prince at 70 (b039c5dk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Shorts (b050c4sd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Philip Palmer - The King's Coiner (b00767dn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b0bntz98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Boosh (b007jmhj)
Tundra

Howard and Vince try to find new attractions for the surreal zoo. Stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. From November 2001.


MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra (b0bnv2s5)
Series 24
Episode 8

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 (b0bnv2s7)
Series 2
Episode 4

John Hegley performs poems dedicated to Bonfire Night and not waving. With Nigel Piper and the Popticians. From September 1998.



TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2018

TUE 00:00 Ursula K Le Guin - Earthsea (b0bnv2s1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0bnv2s3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0bntxbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Little Prince at 70 (b039c5dk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b045z7sg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 The Global Gap (b01p6ztd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b03xd3hj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b03j9h73)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Drama (b063yqqs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Just a Minute (b011j7vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Snap (b00tqqjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Older Woman (b039by7w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (b0bntz98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnv4wn)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 3
The Problem of Thor Bridge

An American asks the Great Detective to help him clear the name of a governess charged with murdering his wife.

Starring Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes. The actor played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale was first published in 1922 as part of the 'Case Book of Sherlock Holmes' stories. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

With Norman Shelley as Dr Watson, Humphrey Morton as Sergeant Coventry, Robert Ayres as Neil Gibson and Beryl Calder as Grace Dunbar and Mrs Hudson.

Producer: Robin Midgley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1962.


TUE 06:30 Gershwin's Horns (b00bc2r4)

Rainer Hersch explores the musical significance of unusual instruments, including cannons, car horns, anvils, typewriters and salad bowls. All have featured in concert performances over the past 200 years, but who plays them?

With the help of two leading British percussion players, Mick Doran and Neil Percy, Rainer explores the soundscape that can conjured up by bowing a cymbal, rubbing a plastic cup on a gong or hitting a car suspension spring with a hammer.


TUE 07:00 Second Thoughts (b00fnfp1)
Series 2
Love and Hisses

Faith is worrying about money, when Bill gets an unexpected offer...

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, Kelda Holmes as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Belinda Lang as Liza, Jo Kendall as Marjorie and Christopher Good as Richard.

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 December 1989.


TUE 07:30 Gloomsbury (b0bnv4wq)
Series 5
A Tale of Two Sillies

Henry and Vera are on a lecture tour of the USA. Vera is invited to the Round Table at the Algonquin and meets Dorothy Barker, who she finds repellent. Henry, travelling towards Chicago on the sleeper, finds he is sharing a compartment with Al Padrone and his mysteriously heavy violin case.

Meanwhile, back at Sizzlinghurst, Ginny and Lionel are acting as caretakers and making a spectacular mess of things as they attempt to remodel the garden.

Cast:
VERA SACKCLOTH-VEST..............................MIRIAM MARGOLYES
HENRY MICKLETON.......................................JONATHAN COY
RICH WOMAN ..................................................MORWENNA BANKS
GINNY FOX.......................................................ALISON STEADMAN
LIONEL FOX......................................................NIGEL PLANER
MRS GOSLING..................................................ALISON STEADMAN
GOSLING............................................................NIGEL PLANER
AL PADRONE....................................................JOHN SESSIONS
DOROTHY BARKER.........................................MORWENNA BANKS
ROBERT BLETCHLEY......................................JOHN SESSIONS
TAXI DRIVER ...................................................JOHN SESSIONS
ROOM SERVICE .......................................JONATHAN COY

A Little Brother production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 08:00 The Code of the Woosters (b007w5j9)
The Silver Cow-Creamer

Bertie Wooster turns to Aunt Dahlia to help out Gussie.

PG Wodehouse romp adapted by Chris Miller.

Starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster, Patrick Cargill as Sir Watkin Bassett, James Villiers as Roderick Spode and Vivian Pickles as Aunt Dahlia.

Other parts by William Sleigh.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1973.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b01dbqjq)
Watch This Space

The panic-stricken pen-pushers mismanage Britain's space race with a mix-up over Mildred.

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 and produced by Edward Taylor.

Re-recording of 'The Big Rocket' made in April 1980.


TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra (b0bnv2s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Bill Pertwee on Beyond Our Ken (b0bnv5fx)

Actor Bill Pertwee remembers his time with classic BBC comedy series, Beyond Our Ken - forerunner to Round the Horne.

Running for 7 series between 1958 and 1964, Bill joined from series 2 in 1959 replacing Ron Moody.

Bill shares memories of his fellow cast Kenneth Horne, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and the frequently mischievous Kenneth Williams.

Producer: Tim Suter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


TUE 10:00 Drama (b064xbpk)
The Great Scott
The Antiquary

Richard Wilson stars as The Antiquary, a man who hordes secrets as well as treasures. Will his knowledge allow Lovel to marry his secret love? With David Tennant as Walter Scott.

The Antiquary (1816) is a novel by Sir Walter Scott about an amateur historian, archaeologist and collector of items of dubious antiquity. Although he is the eponymous character, he is not necessarily the hero, as many of the characters around him undergo far more significant journeys or change. Instead, he provides a central figure for other more exciting characters and events - on which he provides a sardonic commentary.

This is Scott's gothic novel, redolent with family secrets, stories of hidden treasure and hopeless love, with a mysterious, handsome, young man, benighted aristocracy and a night-time funeral procession to a ruined abbey. The romance and mystery is counterpoised by some of Scott's more down-to-earth characters, and grittily unromantic events.

Scott wrote in an advertisement to the novel that his purpose in writing it, similar to that of his novels Waverley and Guy Mannering, was to document Scottish life and manners of a certain period - in this case the last decade of the 18th century.

Music by Ross Hughes and Esben Tjalve
Cello played by George Cooke

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 11:00 Shorts (b0512lmw)
Scottish Shorts
Spring, by Kirstin Zhang

SHORTS: Scottish Shorts is one of a returning series of short readings featuring new writing from first time or emerging writers.

A family struggle with hardship in Imperial Japan. Claire Knight reads a tale of war seen through the hopeful eyes of a child.
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

Kirstin Zhang was raised in Papua New Guinea and studied in Glasgow, London and Tokyo, where she worked as an extra in commercials. She is working on a collection of stories set in Japan in the final year of the Pacific War.


TUE 11:15 Lloyd Peters - A Higher Education (b007jw1y)

What happens when you combine a university drama lecturer locked in a studio with a shy student, a real gun and a copy of Hamlet?

Add Black Forest gateau, a scheming dean, a drunken parent and the police, sprinkle liberally with sharp one-liners, slapstick and comic tension, and you have a combination guaranteed to ruin any head of department's day.

Lloyd Peters' comedy stars Rik Mayall as Don, Helen Lederer as Sophie, Philip Glenister as Ronnie/Roy, Judi Earl as Deidre/Ms Jones-Juggler and Gary Brown as Inspector Snoddy/Dennis.

Directed in Manchester by Polly Thomas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


TUE 12:00 The Code of the Woosters (b007w5j9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b01dbqjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnv4wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Gershwin's Horns (b00bc2r4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b045z97v)
Sebastian Barry - The Temporary Gentleman
Episode 2

Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in his lodgings in Accra, he urgently sets out to write his story recounting his strange and tumultuous marriage to the elusive great beauty of Sligo, Mai Kirwan, and the inevitable fate that he now feels compelled to reconcile himself with. He feels he cannot take one step further, or even hardly a breath, without looking back at all that has befallen him. He is an ordinary man, both petty and heroic, but he has seen extraordinary things.

The Temporary Gentleman is, ultimately, a story about a man's last bid for freedom, from the savage realities of the past and from himself.

Ciarán Hinds is one of Ireland's most prolific and esteemed actors. His many television and film credits include: Game of Thrones, Munich, The Sea, Road to Perdition, There Will Be Blood, Frozen, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Woman in Black and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry
Read by Ciarán Hinds
Abridged by Neville Teller.


TUE 14:15 The Global Gap (b01p7ff1)
Series 2: Turkey
Business Women

Global Gap is a series of five programmes where two people who do the same job, one from the UK and one from another country (for this week, Turkey), have a thought provoking conversation, to compare and contrast their working lives and the issues that arise in their jobs.

A predominately Muslim country, Turkey nevertheless straddles Western and Eastern culture - and the series this week focuses on the religious versus the secular, capturing the differences in attitudes and society between Turkey and UK through conversation and recordings in workplaces.

Episode 2 (of 5): Women in Business
Leading Turkish businesswoman Nur Ger talks to CEO Anne Walker MBE. Both have built up their companies over the past 30 years and now export all over the world. Both campaign for women to get a better deal and equality in business, although in Turkey the battle for recognition and acceptance is harder for business graduate Nur who would have found it difficult to take the lead on the family business and turn it into a multi-million Euro fashion export company if it hadn't been for the early death of her father. For dance teacher Anne, being brought up solely by her teacher mother fuelled her ambition. And her mum's £50 loan to buy her first sewing machine was the beginning of International Dance Supplies (IDS).

Reporter: Sara Parker
Producer: Laura Parfitt
Executive Producer: Samir Shah
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03xdmzj)
Charlotte Bronte - Shirley
Caroline Goes Visiting

Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, dramatises Chrlotte Bronte's tale of romantic entanglements and turbulent times in the Yorkshire of 1811.

Caroline Helstone, is in love with Robert Moore but knows he will never be hers. Her sadness lifts a little when she receives an invitation to meet Shirley Keelder, the new owner of the manor house at Fieldhead.

Directed by Tracey Neale.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b03js7pk)
Philip Short - Mitterrand
Episode 2

Francois Mitterrand was the son of a station master at Angouleme in Cognac country but by the late 1930's, as a student in Paris, he had discovered a fascination with politics.

And with his political ideas still forming in his mind, he was faced with the dilemma of whether to follow the right wing tradition of his conservative, Catholic family or whether to branch out; whether he would support the Vichy government or help to form a Resistance.

This new biography of Mitterrand has been written by former BBC Foreign Correspondent Philip Short.

Reader: Henry Goodman

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


TUE 15:00 Drama (b064xbpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b08rpy23)
Series 7
Queen's University Belfast

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from Queen's University Belfast with specialist subjects including History, Medicine and English and questions ranging from Emperor Vespasian to Ed Sheeran via handbags and haematoxylin.

The programme is recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in an original and fresh take on an academic quiz.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the Highbrow and Lowbrow round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, sport, and quite possibly Justin Bieber. In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds see students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offering plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

Other Universities featured in this series include Roehampton, Hull, Derby, Liverpool and St John's College Cambridge.

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


TUE 16:30 Gossip from the Garden Pond (b04gqzgp)
The Water Boatman and Great Diving Beetle

The Water Boatman played by Sandi Toksvig and the Great Diving Beetle played by David Ryall, reveal the truth about life in a garden pond, in the second of three very funny tales, written and introduced by Lynne Truss, with sound recordings by Chris Watson and Tom Lawrence.

Messing about in water is what the Water Boatman loves to do most of all. Well actually the Water Boatman is a Boatwoman and in truth she is a Backswimmer not a Water Boatman, but she prefers to be called Water Boatman and being a decisive no-nonsense type, so be it! Her days are spent rowing around the pond and scooping up whatever tasty morsel takes her fancy and trying her hardest to ignore the 'singing' of her ardent admirer, Reg. Stridulation is the technical term for Reg's singing; moving one part of his body against another (a bit like crickets and grasshoppers) to create a courtship 'song'. His persistence finally pays off, but does he win her heart?

Meanwhile, the Great Diving Beetle soars up and down through the depths, spreading fear wherever he goes. With his coat of armour, fantastic mandibles for tearing prey to pieces and a highly unpleasant habit of ejecting toxic fumes at potential predators, he's a creature to avoid! He did have a mate once, but he ate her, and brothers and sisters too, but he ate them. So all alone, he has plenty of time to think and armed with his ballistic missiles he daydreams about being a film star; a hero with super powers, and a match for any creature ... even Batman! One evening though, whilst flying round the neighbourhood, he comes across a shocking scene at a nearby pond, and drawing on his armoury of weapons, he defends the rights of his fellow beetles in a vicious battle.


TUE 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00fnfp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Gloomsbury (b0bnv4wq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007jwfl)
Episode 1

What happens when spare-part surgery becomes the norm?

When marketing expert Eleanor Riley is called in to re-vamp the image of a remote clone farm, she discovers there's more to 'Abbotsville' than meets the eye...

Jenny Stephens' sci-fi thriller in four parts.

Starring Oliver Hembrough as Jefferson 37, Dharmesh Patel as Patel 2, Alison Carney as Eleanor Riley, David Birrell as Dr Abbots, Rob Swinton as Dr Martell, Alex Jones as Paul Smith and Helen Monks as Saskia Treby 9.

Director: Peter Leslie Wild

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2006.


TUE 18:30 My Life in Five Songs (b01d2fq2)
Series 4
Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby's been described as one of the most talented folk singers of her generation.

Headlining at many national folk festivals and touring widely she's built a loyal following of fans and is one of our best known contemporary folk singers.

Her unwavering love of folk music hasn't stopped her collaborating with other well-known musicians and singers including Eddi Reader, Roddie Woomble and Ronan Keating. Kate's recording of the Ray Davis song The Village Green Preservation Society was used as the theme tune for the successful TV series Jam and Jerusalem.

Kate tells Phil Cunningham about her five special songs and reveals a newly found skill. She's a dab hand at stripping wallpaper and painting having recently restored a house in her home village which is now her family home.

Phil starts with Kate's song 'I Courted a Sailor' and Kate goes on to pick these five songs.

1: Nic Jones - Little Pot Stove
2: Hot Rize- Won't You Come and Sing For Me
3: The Cardigans- Lead Me into the Night
4: Aberfeldy- Slow Me Down
5: Damien O'Kane- Summer Hill.


TUE 19:00 The Code of the Woosters (b007w5j9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b01dbqjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnv4wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Gershwin's Horns (b00bc2r4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Shorts (b0512lmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Lloyd Peters - A Higher Education (b007jw1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Gloomsbury (b0bnv4wq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Think the Unthinkable (b01jb1xy)
Series 3
Matsons Electronics

Can the management consultants charge up an ailing electrical retailer? Stars Marcus Brigstocke and Robin Ince. From August 2004.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0bp67b4)
Spike Milligan Centenary 1/2

To mark the centenary of the birth of Spike Milligan, Jake Yapp presents two classic episodes of The Goon Show and chats to Spike's agent, Norma Farnes, and Colin Elmer, who is currently starring as Spike in a touring production of The Goon Show.


TUE 23:00 The Goon Show (b007jl9j)
The Whistling Spy Enigma

Spy Neddie must make contact with his informer. But can he whistle the secret tune? Stars Spike Milligan. From September 1954.


TUE 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0bp67gs)
Spike Milligan Centenary 2/2

To mark the centenary of the birth of Spike Milligan, Jake Yapp presents two classic episodes of The Goon Show and chats to Spike's agent, Norma Farnes, and Colin Elmer, who is currently starring as Spike in a touring production of The Goon Show.


TUE 23:30 The Goon Show (b007jy5b)
Queen Anne's Rain

Min is counting rain drops, but why is everyone so wet? Is royalty to blame? Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1958.



WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER 2018

WED 00:00 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007jwfl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 My Life in Five Songs (b01d2fq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnv4wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Gershwin's Horns (b00bc2r4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b045z97v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 The Global Gap (b01p7ff1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b03xdmzj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b03js7pk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Drama (b064xbpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b08rpy23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Gossip from the Garden Pond (b04gqzgp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Second Thoughts (b00fnfp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Gloomsbury (b0bnv4wq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnxcnb)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 3
The Priory School

Investigating the disappearance of young lord from his school, the Great Detective ponders upon the hoof-prints of cattle on a moor where there are no cattle...

Starring Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes. The actor played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale was first published in 1904 in 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes'. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

With Norman Shelley as Dr Watson, Eric Anderson as Dr Huxtable, Peter Hutton as Roberts, Victor Lucas as Reubon Hayes, Wilfred Grantham as Duke of Holdernesse and David Spenser as James Wilder.

Producer: Robin Midgley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1962.


WED 06:30 The Carl Rosa Opera (b00v71w6)

When the German born Karl Rose launched his opera company in 1873 at the Princess' Theatre London, he had no intention of becoming a musical institution running for over a hundred years. A concert violinist, his original motivation was to provide a platform for his wife, the wonderfully named singer Euphrosyne Parepa, but on her premature death he decided to continue his operatic ambitions. Changing his name to Carl Rosa he set about bringing opera to British audiences in English. And rather than rely on a London season he wanted to take his company, full orchestra, chorus, sceneary and soloists on the road.

Keel Watson tells the story of Rosa's success, including the British Premier of Puccini's La Boheme and Madame Butterfly, the former in Manchester. He finds out about the years after Rosa's death and between the wars when the company had its own train at Liverpool Street station and sometimes had three groups on the road at the same time. The tradition, established by Rosa himself, of commissioning new work by British composers, of using local singers and of providing full scale productions complete with elaborate scenery and effects was also maintained, and with Dame Eva Turner, they produced a genuine operatic superstar.

But after the second world war keeping the company going proved increasingly difficult.
Keel hears from the singer Joseph Ward who actually toured with them in the 1950's until the final performance in Nottingham in 1956. He also talks to Kenneth Rear, one of the many people introduced to opera by the Rosa's annual visits, in his case to the Lyceum Theatre Shefffield, and to Peter Malloy who runs the much smaller scale Carl Rosa company of today.

Keel address the challenges that Rosa faced and many opera enthusiasts still face today, of bringing opera to audiences outside the major Metropolitan centres in a form which doesn't undermine its natural scale and spectacle.

Producer: Tom Alban.


WED 07:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00c075x)
Series 3
Episode 3

Sheila and Tommy tackle their memoirs, but are their memories up to it?

Ageing showbiz couple Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr continue their second stab at fame.

Series 3 of Mike Coleman's six-part sitcom stars June Whitfield and Roy Hudd.

With Pat Coombs, Julian Eardley and Edward Halstead.

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


WED 07:30 Empire-ical Evidence (b0bnxcnd)
Series 1
Episode 2

Andy Zaltzman and Anuvab Pal trace the rise and fall of the British Empire by looking at what's been left behind, in a combination of location recording and stand-up comedy.

In this second episode, Andy and Anuvab wander around Kolkata, from the colonial seat of power that is now a library, to the Army garrison that replaced the site of one of the most infamous events of the Raj .

What and who have we chosen to remember, and what have we decided to forget? Andy and Anuvab offer up contrasting perspectives on the shared history between Britain and India.

Andy Zaltzman is a comedian best-known for The Bugle, his weekly satirical podcast. He is a regular performer on Radio 4 both as a guest on programmes like The Now Show or as presenter of his own shows such as My Life As A... .

Anuvab Pal is a comedian who first appeared on Radio 4 on an episode of Just A Minute recorded in Mumbai. In 2018 he made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, and appeared on Radio 4's Fresh from The Fringe and BBC Two's Big Asian Stand-Up. He is Andy's regular co-presenter on The Bugle podcast.

Written and performed by Andy Zaltzman and Anuvab Pal.
Produced by Ed Morrish

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01jzq5k)
Navigation By Computer

HMS Troutbridge sails into the technological age, but can the crew keep up?

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather and Michael Bates as Lieutenant Bates, Ronnie Barker as Mr Merrivale and Tenniel Evans as the Admiral.

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 November 1963.


WED 08:30 Beyond Our Ken (b0bnxcng)
From 26/03/1959

Kenneth Horne is off to the pictures, plus wartime drama in Colditz, and 'Hornerama' on TV.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and welcome to newcomer - Bill Pertwee.

Written by Eric Merriman and Barry Took

Music from Pat Lancaster, the Fraser Hayes Four and the BBC Variety 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 15 shows survive from the original run of 21 episodes in Series 2. Audio restored using both home and overseas (BBC Transcription Service) recordings.

Producer: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1959.


WED 09:00 Who Goes There? (b00fj1rj)
Series 3
Episode 1

Martin Young chairs the quiz about famous people, from Biblical times to the pages of celebrity magazines.

Tackling the biographical teasers are team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego with guests Sue Cook and Annabel Giles.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.


WED 09:30 Simon's Bug (b04gn3ls)
Episode 2

Busy monitoring phone calls, Simon is learning a lot about his family. Stars Hwyel Bennett and Alison Steadman. From March 1989.


WED 10:00 Drama (b065s7hp)
The Great Scott
The Talisman

The Talisman is the finale of Scott's novels set during the crusades but this one features the dying dog days of the Third Crusade. Richard the Lionheart is de facto leader but the military expedition has ground to a halt and the allies are getting itchy feet. They are sick of Richard's over-bearing leadership and, to make it worse, very few of them still believe Jerusalem can be reconquered.

To the modern reader this must be a rather recondite setting. Beyond the jousting and the knightliness, how much do we care about the crusades anymore? And that's without opening the can of worms as to whether the West had any more right to be there then than it does now.

Jonathan Myerson, the adapter, wondered how to update this story and find a modern parallel to this situation.
And then it came to him: Occupy London in 2011. Those protestors started with the same, almost ecstatic belief in the possibility of change. They aimed to seize the holiest of places - the London Stock Exchange - but were beaten back and forced to set up camp outside. As the original crusaders came to loathe the heat and insect life in their desert encampment outside Jerusalem, the protestors of Occupy came to much the same conclusion - as winter set in - about sleeping on the cold, wet flagstones of St.Paul's Churchyard. And, in much the same way, the competing groups started to feel it was time to pack up and go home.

So, new listeners will follow Scott's original story of conspiracy and counter-conspiracy and, most important of all, star-crossed lovers but will hear new resonances in this old tale.

Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 11:00 Shorts (b051w301)
Scottish Shorts
Red Bus, by Vicki Jarrett

SHORTS: Scottish Shorts is one of a returning series of short readings featuring new writing from first time or emerging writers.

A woman sworn off relationships after a series of romantic disappointments finds her resolve tested to the limit. Morven Christie reads a witty, contemporary tale which shows inspiration can come from the most unlikely quarter.
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

Vicki Jarrett is a writer from Edinburgh. Her debut novel 'Nothing Is Heavy' was shortlisted for the Saltire Society Scottish First Book award. Her first collection of short stories, 'The Way Out', is published by Freight later this year.


WED 11:15 Patrick Carroll - Evaristo's Epitaph (b0bnxd64)

In a Cornish churchyard, the words on a tombstone tell a startling story of friendship: of a former master and an African slave re-united in freedom.

Unravelling the historical mystery of the genuine epitaph, Patrick Carroll's play is an inspired and tender re-creation of a remarkable true story.

Salome Gylls ... Jasmine Hyde
Thomas Johns .... Geoffrey Hutchings
Evaristo Muchovela .... Seun Shote
Mary Johns ... Diana Berriman
Elizabeth Treloar .... Samantha Robinson
William Wales Jr.... Ben Crowe

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01jzq5k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (b0bnxcng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnxcnb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Carl Rosa Opera (b00v71w6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b0460kcq)
Sebastian Barry - The Temporary Gentleman
Episode 3

Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in his lodgings in Accra, he urgently sets out to write his story recounting his strange and tumultuous marriage to the elusive great beauty of Sligo, Mai Kirwan, and the inevitable fate that he now feels compelled to reconcile himself with. He feels he cannot take one step further, or even hardly a breath, without looking back at all that has befallen him. He is an ordinary man, both petty and heroic, but he has seen extraordinary things.

The Temporary Gentleman is, ultimately, a story about a man's last bid for freedom, from the savage realities of the past and from himself.

Ciarán Hinds is one of Ireland's most prolific and esteemed actors. His many television and film credits include: Game of Thrones, Munich, The Sea, Road to Perdition, There Will Be Blood, Frozen, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Woman in Black and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry
Read by Ciarán Hinds
Abridged by Neville Teller
Producer Gemma McMullan.


WED 14:15 The Global Gap (b01p7fx5)
Series 2: Turkey
Sports Teachers

Global Gap is a series of five programmes where two people who do the same job, one from the UK and one from another country (for this week, Turkey), have a thought provoking conversation, to compare and contrast their working lives and the issues that arise in their jobs.

A predominately Muslim country, Turkey nevertheless straddles Western and Eastern culture - and the series this week focuses on the religious versus the secular, capturing the differences in attitudes and society between Turkey and UK through conversation and recordings in workplaces.

Episode 1 (of 5): Sports Teachers
Sports teachers Kerry Barber in UK and Sinem Varder in Turkey share their experiences. Birmingham's Golden Hillock School has a large number of Muslim pupils, many of whom wear the hijab, and sports lessons with girls and boys segregated - while Sinem's Turkish school has mixed classes and forbids girls to cover their head. Sinem sees this as liberating for women and is concerned that a proposal by the current Turkish Government to re-introduce the wearing of the hijab in schools is a backward step.

Kerry and Sinem discuss these perhaps unexpected contrasts in their schools, as well as their own international success in male dominated sports - rugby for Kerry and basketball for Sinem.

Reporter: Sara Parker
Producer: Laura Parfitt
Executive Producer: Samir Shah
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03xf168)
Charlotte Bronte - Shirley
Good Works

Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, dramatises Charlotte Bronte's tale of romantic entanglements and turbulent times in the Yorkshire of 1811.

Shirley begins to question Caroline when she discovers that her friend wears a locket containing a lock of Robert's hair. And Caroline makes a startling discovery when work is begun to help the poor.

Directed by Tracey Neale.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b03jrz50)
Philip Short - Mitterrand
Episode 3

For most of Francois Mitterrand's career, there was a gentleman's agreement among the French media that a politician's private life should not be splashed across the front pages.

And so Mitterrand's private life was kept quiet for most of his career - but he had two families and Philip Short, the author of this biography, has spoken both to his wife and his mistress.

Read by Henry Goodman

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


WED 15:00 Drama (b065s7hp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Who Goes There? (b00fj1rj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Simon's Bug (b04gn3ls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00c075x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Empire-ical Evidence (b0bnxcnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007k4bh)
Episode 2

Eleanor discovers more about the true nature of the work of the clone farm, Abbotsville, And she reveals the real reason why she's been so affected by the little girl clone known as Saskia Treby 9.

Jenny Stephens' sci-fi thriller set on a clone farm.

Starring Oliver Hembrough as Jefferson 37, Dharmesh Patel as Patel 2, Alison Carney as Eleanor Riley, David Birrell as Dr Abbots, Rob Swinton as Dr Martell, Alex Jones as Paul Smith and Helen Monks as Saskia Treby.

Director: Peter Leslie Wild

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2006.


WED 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007m5v6)
Series 2
Will Hay

Mark Radcliffe profiles the stage, film and radio actor best remembered for his Diary of a Schoolmaster as well as his contribution to astronomy.

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 (b01jzq5k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (b0bnxcng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnxcnb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Carl Rosa Opera (b00v71w6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Shorts (b051w301)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Patrick Carroll - Evaristo's Epitaph (b0bnxd64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Empire-ical Evidence (b0bnxcnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Sofa of Time (b00hy949)
Night of the Sexicle

Sexy assassin Morpheena is called in, while Milford and Parker grab a cab. Stars Mark Heap and Nick Frost. From November 2002.


WED 23:00 The In Crowd (b06ds1y8)
Series 4
Episode 4

Memory issues and is Mary really Mary? Manchester sketch show with Kate Ward, Smug Roberts and Robin Ince. From June 2004.


WED 23:30 Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years (b007jyzh)

It's Pundemonium! Former Loose Ends alumni Dan Freedman and Nick Romero's very own comedy extravaganza. From August 1998.



THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER 2018

THU 00:00 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007k4bh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007m5v6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (b0bnxcnb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Carl Rosa Opera (b00v71w6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b0460kcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 The Global Gap (b01p7fx5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b03xf168)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b03jrz50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Drama (b065s7hp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Who Goes There? (b00fj1rj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Simon's Bug (b04gn3ls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00c075x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Empire-ical Evidence (b0bnxcnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad (b007jvvk)

Two self-obsessed writers clash over rival biographies about Byron - communicating via answerphone. But could it be turned to their advantage?

Starring Anna Massey as Isobel and Bill Nighy as Rob.

With Anna Nygh as Lisa, Nicholas Courtney as Professor Bellini and Ian Michie as the Taxi Driver.

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


THU 06:30 The Botanical Vicar (b01qlhjf)

The Reverend Charles Edward Shaw was known by many monikers - The Laughing Vicar, The Weed King of the North or, more popularly, Vicar Shaw.

Whatever the name given, Reverend Shaw was loved by both parishioners and naturalists alike for his unusual botanical rambles and fun loving manner. Every week, friends would climb in his latest jalopy and head off to explore a piece of waste land - that's if they hadn't been kept awake by his home-made speaking clock which boomed hourly from the church tower.

Vicar Shaw was renowned for finding exotic and unusual plants at rubbish tips, factory dumps, sewage treatment sites and other unlikely places. Some of these finds might be plant life unfamiliar to the local area; others botanical foreign invaders, mysteriously appearing from the Middle East, the Americas, or Eurasia.

In a celebration of his life, work and passions, Lancashire born poet Lemn Sissay returns to the North West and joins the priest's former protégé, radio and television gardener Roy Lancaster. Together they visit sites where Roy and the Vicar would scour for exotic plants, catching up with mutual friends along the way, and sharing memories of Roy's friend and mentor. They take in an unlikely set of locations: the ultra modern Reebok Stadium, home to Bolton Wanderers Football Club; a former sulphuric acid works at Nob End near Bolton; Gallery Oldham, where collections and items relating to Vicar Shaw are still held; and Waterhead in Oldham, the last parish and final resting place of Vicar Shaw where his self-designed memorial window can still be enjoyed.

Producer: Russell Crewe
A Like It Is production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 07:00 Making the Best of It (b03ws7gp)
Ceredigion or Bust

Anouska and Michael crave the simple life, and are willing to pay for it. So Barry and Gwen do their best to oblige. And so do the Druids.

Last of a series of new comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company.

Written by Matthew Osborn.

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.


THU 07:30 Reluctant Persuaders (b0bnxjnl)
Series 3
Connecting People

Hardacre's ad agency find themselves competing for an unusual account - Befriendr, a dating-style app designed to help lonely city-dwellers make friends.

Amanda (Josie Lawrence) recruits Joe (Mathew Baynton), as the most normal member of the agency, to accompany her to the Befriendr launch event - a chance to network, and maybe even make some new friends themselves.

Meanwhile Hardacre (Nigel Havers) and Teddy (Rasmus Hardiker) - both banned from attending the event for not being normal enough - seek solace in each other's company. Hardacre resolves to remake Teddy in his own image, teaching him how to be A Real Man.

Cast:
Hardacre......................Nigel Havers
Joe..................................Mathew Baynton
Amanda........................Josie Lawrence
Teddy............................Rasmus Hardiker
Laura /
'Gram Woman...........Olivia Nixon

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4

Producer Gordon Kennedy.


THU 08:00 Yes Minister (b007k0ww)
Series 2
The Quality of Life

Jim Hacker gets floored by the high rise world of property business.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby, Derek Fowldes as Bernard, Richard Vernon as Sir Desmond and Selina Scott as herself.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's 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 BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b007jnxg)
Ill Met by Goonlight

Neddie Seagoon is sent to capture the German general who commands the island of Crete. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1957.


THU 09:00 Puzzle Panel (b00xhck5)
Episode 3

More testing brain teasers with Chris Maslanka, Anne Bradford, Professor David Singmaster and William Harston. From June 1998.


THU 09:30 Rent (b04g484m)
Series 1
Episode 6

Richard and Paul are entering a half-marathon, but Maria and Ruby are off down the pub.

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 June 1993.


THU 10:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007jr8r)
Springtime

Gudrun returns to the Midlands mining town of Beldover, intending to join her sister, Ursula in teaching. At a society wedding, the sisters attract the attention of Gerald Critch and Rupert Birkin.

Both are very different gentlemen - with very different responses to love.

DH Lawrence's passionate novel was first published in 1920.

Stars Stella Gonet as Gudrun, Clare Holman as Ursula, Douglas Hodge as Gerald and Nicholas Farrell as Rupert.

Dramatised in four parts by Elaine Feinstein.

Music composed by Anthea Gomez.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


THU 11:00 JG Ballard - Having a Wonderful Time (b06q5wmv)

An extended Las Palmas holiday, at someone else's expense, seems ideal. But is there a hidden agenda? Read by Patricia Brake. From July 1994.


THU 11:15 Guy Meredith - Clicktrack (b04wwpwd)

1930s Britain: A young composer working in the film industry finds himself up against a number of eccentric types involved in a seemingly doomed picture.

Can he save the day with a magical score?

Guy Meredith's drama stars Maurice Denham as Alec Leeland, Ian Targett as Young Alec, Philip Voss as Maxwell Vine, Michael Graham Cox as Jack B Nimble, Petra Davies as Helen Holloway, Neville Jason as Claude Leroux, Joan Walker as Nellie Browne, Ian Michie as Billy, Philip Sully as the Film Narrator and Richard Tate as the Security Guard.

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


THU 12:00 Yes Minister (b007k0ww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jnxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad (b007jvvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Botanical Vicar (b01qlhjf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b0460t0b)
Sebastian Barry - The Temporary Gentleman
Episode 4

Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in his lodgings in Accra, he urgently sets out to write his story recounting his strange and tumultuous marriage to the elusive great beauty of Sligo, Mai Kirwan, and the inevitable fate that he now feels compelled to reconcile himself with. He feels he cannot take one step further, or even hardly a breath, without looking back at all that has befallen him. He is an ordinary man, both petty and heroic, but he has seen extraordinary things.

The Temporary Gentleman is, ultimately, a story about a man's last bid for freedom, from the savage realities of the past and from himself.

Ciarán Hinds is one of Ireland's most prolific and esteemed actors. His many television and film credits include: Game of Thrones, Munich, The Sea, Road to Perdition, There Will Be Blood, Frozen, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Woman in Black and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry
Read by Ciarán Hinds
Abridged by Neville Teller
Producer Gemma McMullan.


THU 14:15 The Global Gap (b01p7ddc)
Series 2: Turkey
Tour Guides

Global Gap is a series of five programmes where two people who do the same job, one from the UK and one from another country (for this week, Turkey), have a thought provoking conversation, to compare and contrast their working lives and the issues that arise in their jobs.

A predominately Muslim country, Turkey nevertheless straddles Western and Eastern culture - and the series this week focuses on the religious versus the secular, capturing the differences in attitudes and society between Turkey and UK through conversation and recordings in workplaces.

Episode 4 (of 5): Tour Guides
Chris Allen is a tour guide at St Paul's Cathedral, and Saliha Kismet is a tour guide in Istanbul taking tourists round the Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque). Chris is retired from ICT and now volunteers as a guide, while 36 year-old Salida, a geology graduate, had to work hard to pass the Government exams to become a professional tour guide.

In conversation, they compare their jobs. They also compare the atmosphere and meaning of two of the world's most iconic religious buildings. The Blue Mosque is in daily use - tourists are ushered out during prayers, which take place five times daily, and they must take off their shoes to enter and women must cover their heads. St Paul's, however, is much more than a place of prayer - visitors are often more interested in the architecture and history than the religious nature of the building. It is also a place where people gather at times of crisis or disaster, such as following the 7/7 London bombings (the day Chris went for his interview) and it was a symbol of survival during the Blitz.

Producer: Laura Parfitt
Reporter: Sara Parker
Executive Producer: Samir Shah
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03xgl3t)
Charlotte Bronte - Shirley
Whitsuntide

Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, dramatises Charlotte Bronte's tale of romantic entanglements and turbulent times in the Yorkshire of 1811.

Shirley's charity has begun to alleviate the suffering of the poor in Briarfield but she is convinced it is the calm before the storm. Meanwhile Caroline is dreading the approaching Whitsuntide celebrations.

Directed by Tracey Neale.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b03js0dp)
Philip Short - Mitterrand
Episode 4

In 1984, when he was president of the EEC, and despite their political differences, Mitterrand went out of his way to cultivate 'Dear Mrs Thatcher'. He said of her accent, 'If you close your eyes, you could think she's Jane Birkin.'

This biography of the French President was written by Philip Short, and is read by Henry Goodman.

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


THU 15:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007jr8r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Puzzle Panel (b00xhck5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Rent (b04g484m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Making the Best of It (b03ws7gp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Reluctant Persuaders (b0bnxjnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007k4kc)
Episode 3

Dr Abbots attempts to prove to Eleanor that the clones have no human feelings. Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lucy White discover what has really happened to Carter 5, and give Dr Martell cause for alarm.

Jenny Stephens' sci-fi thriller set on a clone farm.

Starring Oliver Hembrough as Jefferson 37, Dharmesh Patel as Patel 2, Emily Chennery as Lucy White 44, Alison Carney as Eleanor Riley, David Birrell as Dr Abbots, Rob Swinton as Dr Martell and Alex Jones as Paul Smith.

Director: Peter Leslie Wild

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2006.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0194mxs)
Series 26
Joseph Rotblat

Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees tells Matthew Parris why his hero, physicist Joseph Rotblat, lived a "great life".

Rotblat was a brilliant physicist who was the only scientist to resign from the Manhattan Project once it became clear that Germany would not make an atomic bomb. Rotblat believed that all scientists have a moral obligation to work for the benefit of mankind, and spent his life campaigning against the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Joining Lord Rees and Matthew Parris in the studio is Rotblat's friend and colleague Kit Hill.


THU 19:00 Yes Minister (b007k0ww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jnxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad (b007jvvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Botanical Vicar (b01qlhjf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 JG Ballard - Having a Wonderful Time (b06q5wmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Guy Meredith - Clicktrack (b04wwpwd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Reluctant Persuaders (b0bnxjnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b0bnxpfg)
Newsjack Unplugged, Series 2
Episode 1

Made for 4 Extra. Short-form show from the same team behind the long-running Newsjack.


THU 22:45 All the World's a Globe (b007jwp2)
The Creation

The National Theatre of Brent tells the chaotic story of life on Earth. Stars Patrick Barlow and Jim Broadbent. From May 1990.


THU 23:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00yrfwh)
Series 1
Estate Agents

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 asks why we still bother with estate agents.


THU 23:30 1966 and All That (b01075px)
The 1940s

The French Resistance struggle to victory under General de Girl; Hitler gets stuck in a bunker with his Gerbil - and John Humphrys interviews Winston Churchill.

Craig Brown's satirical history of Britain reaches the 1940s.

Stars Joss Ackland, Eleanor Bron, Rory Bremner, Ewan Bailey, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and John Humphrys

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2006.



FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER 2018

FRI 00:00 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007k4kc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0194mxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad (b007jvvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Botanical Vicar (b01qlhjf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b0460t0b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 The Global Gap (b01p7ddc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b03xgl3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b03js0dp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007jr8r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Puzzle Panel (b00xhck5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Rent (b04g484m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Making the Best of It (b03ws7gp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Reluctant Persuaders (b0bnxjnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Andrew Sachs - The Revenge (b007jr11)

Que? Andrew Sachs's pioneering thriller featuring sound effects and 11 actors, but no written dialogue.

This experimental play for radio an attempt to tell a story in terms of sounds alone. There is no dialogue, and no coherent speech, yet the play is a thriller with a straightforward storyline full of action and dramatic tension.

Recorded on location using the naturalistic recording techniques of binaural stereo.

Written and interpreted by Andrew Sachs, The Revenge, was the world's first radio drama without words...

With Andrew Sachs, Sean Barrett, Fraser Kerr, Graham Ashley, Paul Rosebury, Michael Deacon, Blain Fairman, John Rye, Melody Sachs, Frances Jeater and Leonard Fenton.

Producer: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


FRI 06:30 The Morricone Affair (b00f65l8)

Sir Christopher Frayling presents a tribute to the renowned Italian film score composer Ennio Morricone, as he is set to turn 80. With contributions from Goldfrapp, Chris Rea, Nitin Sawhney, Anne Billson and Andrew Paresi.


FRI 07:00 The Right Time (b0076mb8)
Series 4
Episode 2

From vampires and Feng Shui to turning 50.

Sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit.

Stars Eleanor Bron, Dudley Sutton , Roger Blake, Paula Wilcox and Arthur Smith.

Written by Colin Bostock-Smith, Jill Brodie, John Pidgeon, Mike Haskins, Jan Etherington, Alex Lowe, George Poles, Arthur Smith, Chris Thompson and Pete Reynolds.

Script editors: Ed Dyson and George Poles.

Music by Ronnie & The Rex.

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


FRI 07:30 Big Broadcast (b0bp2d8x)
Series 3
Quiz

Neil Brand's fast-talking musical comedy set in a 1930s Chicago Radio Studio starring Samantha Spiro and Chris Jarman, as the Hour of Charm team defend their show.


FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00h8kxm)
Series 8
Episode 12

Oedipus Rex gets the Radio Prune treatment plus a Whitehall farce with a twist.

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

Sketches written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

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

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

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in May 1970.


FRI 08:30 Doctor in the House (b007mwkh)
Marriage-itis

Medic Simon Sparrow must cope with both his hangover and a bad case of cold feet.

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

Starring Richard Briers as Simon Sparrow, Geoffrey Sumner as Sir Lancelot Spratt, Ray Cooney as Tony Benskin, Edward Cast as Taffy Evans and Norma Ronald as Matron/Vera.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1968.


FRI 09:00 The Personality Test (b007tzff)
Series 3
Toyah Willcox

Pop sensation and actress Toyah Willcox is in the hot seat posing questions all about her.

Tackling the ultra-personal quiz are Sue Perkins, Caroline Quinlan, Robin Ince and Will Smith.

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

Script by Simon Littlefield and Kieron Quirke.

Devised and produced by Aled Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


FRI 09:30 Smelling of Roses (b007jrhd)
Series 1
Positive Thinking

Rosie's company goes New Age, promoting the Brighton leg of a lecture tour by a Californian positive-thinking guru.

Prunella Scales stars in the first of four series of Simon Brett's sitcom following the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event-management company based in Brighton.

With Arabella Weir as Kate, Rebecca Callard as Jo, Duncan Preston as Bob, Annette Badland as Tess, Alison Skilbeck as Darcy Philpotts and Kerry Shale as Lyndon Merchant.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


FRI 10:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007jrcj)
Water Games

Gerald excites Gudrun with his physical brutality, but Ursula is infuriated by Rupert's prevarication. Stars Douglas Hodge.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0bnxs6w)
Alex Lowe: 'Podcast From the Past' and 'The Big Travel Podcast'

Made for 4 Extra. Alex Lowe - aka Barry from Watford - and Stuart Ross share their favourite podcasts, including 'The Angelos and Barry Show', 'Podcast from the Past' and 'The Big Travel Podcast'.


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00h8kxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Doctor in the House (b007mwkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Andrew Sachs - The Revenge (b007jr11)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Morricone Affair (b00f65l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b0460znp)
Sebastian Barry - The Temporary Gentleman
Episode 5

Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in his lodgings in Accra, he urgently sets out to write his story recounting his strange and tumultuous marriage to the elusive great beauty of Sligo, Mai Kirwan, and the inevitable fate that he now feels compelled to reconcile himself with. He feels he cannot take one step further, or even hardly a breath, without looking back at all that has befallen him. He is an ordinary man, both petty and heroic, but he has seen extraordinary things.

The Temporary Gentleman is, ultimately, a story about a man's last bid for freedom, from the savage realities of the past and from himself.

Ciarán Hinds is one of Ireland's most prolific and esteemed actors. His many television and film credits include: Game of Thrones, Munich, The Sea, Road to Perdition, There Will Be Blood, Frozen, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Woman in Black and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry
Read by Ciarán Hinds
Abridged by Neville Teller
Producer Gemma McMullan.


FRI 14:15 The Global Gap (b01p7hdb)
Series 2: Turkey
Club Owners

Global Gap is a series of five programmes where two people who do the same job, one from the UK and one from another country (for this week, Turkey), have a thought provoking conversation, to compare and contrast their working lives and the issues that arise in their jobs.

A predominately Muslim country, Turkey nevertheless straddles Western and Eastern culture - and the series this week focuses on the religious versus the secular, capturing the differences in attitudes and society between Turkey and UK through conversation and recordings in workplaces.

Episode 5 (of 5): Nightclub Owners
Blackpool nightclub owner Basil Newby shares his experiences with Suleyman Demir, millionaire owner of the famous Halikarnas nightclub in Turkey's fashionable Bodrum resort. Suleyman has good connections in Turkey, attracting stars on their mega yachts to the large open air Halikarnas, recently refurbished with white marble and palm trees.

Basil is equally famous in Blackpool with his drag queen show Funny Girls, who performed before the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance, and as the owner other big clubs in Blackpool. Basil often has celebrities from Coronation Street and Strictly Come Dancing, and Joan Collins opened Funny Girls to a huge crowd.

Both have had to resolve issues around bureaucracy and licensing, but in Turkey there is nothing like going to the top man. Suleyman sought permission from the former President before he used one of the largest laser beams in the world, reaching to the Greek Islands, and he was allowed to continue running the Halikarnas at night in 1984 even though there was a curfew following Turkish/Kurdish unrest.

Producer: Laura Parfitt
Reporter: Sara Parker
Executive Producer: Samir Shah
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b03xgslm)
Charlotte Bronte - Shirley
A Proposal

Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, dramatises Charlotte Bronte's tale of romantic entanglements and turbulent times in the Yorkshire of 1811.

The Rioters have stormed Robert's mill and Shirley and Caroline wait anxiously for news. And some life changing decisions are about to be made.

Directed by Tracey Neale.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b03js28v)
Philip Short - Mitterrand
Episode 5

Mitterrand left the Elysee Palace for the last time in 1995, after 14 years in power. In the words of his rival Jacque Chirac, he bequeathed to France 'a modern, calm democracy'.

He spent his last days not at the house he had shared with his wife, but in a state apartment where both of his families could spend time with him.

This biography of the French President was written by Philip Short, and is read by Henry Goodman.

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


FRI 15:00 DH Lawrence - Women in Love (b007jrcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Personality Test (b007tzff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Smelling of Roses (b007jrhd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 The Right Time (b0076mb8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Big Broadcast (b0bp2d8x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 (b007k4s9)
Episode 4

Dr Abbots finds his own "party trick" being used against him, and Paul Smith tries to take advantage of the ensuing chaos. Eleanor forces Dr Abbots to take a hard look at his own morality.

Conclusion of Jenny Stephens' sci-fi thriller set on a clone farm.

Starring Oliver Hembrough as Jefferson 37, Dharmesh Patel as Patel 2, Emily Chennery as Lucy White 44, Alison Carney as Eleanor Riley, David Birrell as Dr Abbots, Rob Swinton as Dr Martell, Alex Jones as Paul Smith and Helen Monks as Saskia Treby 9.

Director: Peter Leslie Wild

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2006.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b00766pw)
Youth

Veteran historian Correlli Barnett and youngster Decca Aitkenhead exchange views in a clash of the generations.

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 (b00h8kxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Doctor in the House (b007mwkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Andrew Sachs - The Revenge (b007jr11)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Morricone Affair (b00f65l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0bnxs6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Big Broadcast (b0bp2d8x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The Nick Revell Show (b007k2dc)
Series 1
Episode 5

The writer struggles for cash, while his geraniums moan about Christmas decorations. With Alistair McGowan. From February 1992.


FRI 23:00 The Mary Whitehouse Experience (b007jn4f)
From 10/02/1990

David Baddiel, Rob Newman, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis give timely Valentine's Day advice. With Mark Thomas. From February 1990.


FRI 23:30 King Cutler (b008x3qy)
Episode 4

Phyllis King and Ivor Cutler present offbeat humorous songs, stories and poems. With Craig Murray-Orr. From February 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 02:30 SAT (b06vn6zt)

15 Minute Drama 14:45 SAT (b045y41q)

15 Minute Drama 02:45 SUN (b045y41q)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b03xd3hj)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b03xd3hj)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b03xdmzj)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b03xdmzj)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b03xf168)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b03xf168)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b03xgl3t)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b03xgl3t)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b03xgslm)

1966 and All That 23:30 THU (b01075px)

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 23:00 SAT (b01nq3p1)

A Charles Paris Mystery 05:30 SAT (b0bqf4rt)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0bnv2s3)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0bnv2s3)

A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b0bntfs0)

A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b0bntfs0)

All the World's a Globe 22:45 THU (b007jwp2)

Andrew Sachs - The Revenge 06:00 FRI (b007jr11)

Andrew Sachs - The Revenge 13:00 FRI (b007jr11)

Andrew Sachs - The Revenge 20:00 FRI (b007jr11)

Anthony Trollope - Miss MacKenzie 03:00 SAT (b01pgs6s)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b0076h68)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b0076h68)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b0076h68)

Bad Salsa 07:30 SUN (b049y3mp)

Bad Salsa 17:30 SUN (b049y3mp)

Bad Salsa 22:00 SUN (b049y3mp)

Bad Salsa 05:30 MON (b049y3mp)

Battlefield Ramblings 14:15 SAT (b0bntj26)

Battlefield Ramblings 02:15 SUN (b0bntj26)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 WED (b0bnxcng)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 WED (b0bnxcng)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 WED (b0bnxcng)

Big Broadcast 07:30 FRI (b0bp2d8x)

Big Broadcast 17:30 FRI (b0bp2d8x)

Big Broadcast 22:00 FRI (b0bp2d8x)

Bill Pertwee on Beyond Our Ken 09:45 TUE (b0bnv5fx)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b045z7sg)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b045z7sg)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b045z97v)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b045z97v)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b0460kcq)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b0460kcq)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b0460t0b)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b0460t0b)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b0460znp)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b03j5czk)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b03j9h73)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b03j9h73)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b03js7pk)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b03js7pk)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b03jrz50)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b03jrz50)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b03js0dp)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b03js0dp)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b03js28v)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b00tdx5w)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 10:00 THU (b007jr8r)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 15:00 THU (b007jr8r)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 03:00 FRI (b007jr8r)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 10:00 FRI (b007jrcj)

DH Lawrence - Women in Love 15:00 FRI (b007jrcj)

Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years 23:30 WED (b007jyzh)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b06kp9zv)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b06kp9zv)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b06nsy8k)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b06nsy8k)

Doctor in the House 08:30 FRI (b007mwkh)

Doctor in the House 12:30 FRI (b007mwkh)

Doctor in the House 19:30 FRI (b007mwkh)

Drama 10:00 MON (b063yqqs)

Drama 15:00 MON (b063yqqs)

Drama 03:00 TUE (b063yqqs)

Drama 10:00 TUE (b064xbpk)

Drama 15:00 TUE (b064xbpk)

Drama 03:00 WED (b064xbpk)

Drama 10:00 WED (b065s7hp)

Drama 15:00 WED (b065s7hp)

Drama 03:00 THU (b065s7hp)

Ectoplasm 23:30 SUN (b007vgvc)

Empire-ical Evidence 07:30 WED (b0bnxcnd)

Empire-ical Evidence 17:30 WED (b0bnxcnd)

Empire-ical Evidence 22:00 WED (b0bnxcnd)

Empire-ical Evidence 05:30 THU (b0bnxcnd)

Fear On 4 18:30 SAT (b007jqlh)

Fear On 4 00:30 SUN (b007jqlh)

Gershwin's Horns 06:30 TUE (b00bc2r4)

Gershwin's Horns 13:30 TUE (b00bc2r4)

Gershwin's Horns 20:30 TUE (b00bc2r4)

Gershwin's Horns 01:30 WED (b00bc2r4)

Gloomsbury 07:30 TUE (b0bnv4wq)

Gloomsbury 17:30 TUE (b0bnv4wq)

Gloomsbury 22:00 TUE (b0bnv4wq)

Gloomsbury 05:30 WED (b0bnv4wq)

Gossip from the Garden Pond 16:30 TUE (b04gqzgp)

Gossip from the Garden Pond 04:30 WED (b04gqzgp)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0194mxs)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0194mxs)

GrownUpLand 11:00 SUN (b0bntnc5)

GrownUpLand 19:00 SUN (b0bntnc5)

Guy Meredith - Clicktrack 11:15 THU (b04wwpwd)

Guy Meredith - Clicktrack 21:15 THU (b04wwpwd)

Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad 06:00 THU (b007jvvk)

Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad 13:00 THU (b007jvvk)

Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad 20:00 THU (b007jvvk)

Guy Meredith - Mad, Bad 01:00 FRI (b007jvvk)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b007x041)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 MON (b007x041)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 MON (b007x041)

Hearing With Hegley 23:45 MON (b0bnv2s7)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 WED (b007m5v6)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 THU (b007m5v6)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b00h8kxm)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b00h8kxm)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b00h8kxm)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b0bntfs4)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b0bntfs4)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b0bnxfk7)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b0bnxfk7)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b0bnxfk7)

JG Ballard - Having a Wonderful Time 11:00 THU (b06q5wmv)

JG Ballard - Having a Wonderful Time 21:00 THU (b06q5wmv)

Jane Beeson - The House at Tinner's Tor 18:00 SUN (b00767xs)

Jane Beeson - The House at Tinner's Tor 00:00 MON (b00767xs)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 18:00 TUE (b007jwfl)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 00:00 WED (b007jwfl)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 18:00 WED (b007k4bh)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 00:00 THU (b007k4bh)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 18:00 THU (b007k4kc)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 00:00 FRI (b007k4kc)

Jenny Stephens - Jefferson 37 18:00 FRI (b007k4s9)

Just a Minute 09:00 MON (b011j7vh)

Just a Minute 16:00 MON (b011j7vh)

Just a Minute 04:00 TUE (b011j7vh)

Karl Ove Knausgaard - A Death in the Family 02:00 SAT (b0bng11w)

King Cutler 23:30 FRI (b008x3qy)

Laura Barton's American Road Trip 09:00 SAT (b0bntd2l)

Laura Barton's American Road Trip 19:00 SAT (b0bntd2l)

Leila Keys - Someone Suitable 07:15 SUN (b0bntks4)

Leila Keys - Someone Suitable 14:15 SUN (b0bntks4)

Leila Keys - Someone Suitable 02:15 MON (b0bntks4)

Liane Moriarty - Nine Perfect Strangers 14:30 SUN (b0bntnrx)

Liane Moriarty - Nine Perfect Strangers 02:30 MON (b0bntnrx)

Like They've Never Been Gone 07:00 WED (b00c075x)

Like They've Never Been Gone 17:00 WED (b00c075x)

Like They've Never Been Gone 05:00 THU (b00c075x)

Lloyd Peters - A Higher Education 11:15 TUE (b007jw1y)

Lloyd Peters - A Higher Education 21:15 TUE (b007jw1y)

Making the Best of It 07:00 THU (b03ws7gp)

Making the Best of It 17:00 THU (b03ws7gp)

Making the Best of It 05:00 FRI (b03ws7gp)

Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation 23:30 SAT (b017chqv)

Meet the Huggetts 08:00 SUN (b00ns2m9)

Meet the Huggetts 12:00 SUN (b00ns2m9)

My Life in Five Songs 18:30 TUE (b01d2fq2)

My Life in Five Songs 00:30 WED (b01d2fq2)

News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (b0bnv2s5)

News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (b0bnv2s5)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (b0bnfqxb)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b0bnxpfg)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b00766lg)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b00766pw)

Old Harry's Game 22:00 SAT (b00cl63c)

Our Language in Your Hands 07:30 SAT (b01pbhw3)

Our Language in Your Hands 17:30 SAT (b01pbhw3)

Our Language in Your Hands 05:30 SUN (b01pbhw3)

Parsley Sidings 12:30 SAT (b01nrmxq)

Parsley Sidings 08:30 MON (b01ntnsd)

Parsley Sidings 12:30 MON (b01ntnsd)

Parsley Sidings 19:30 MON (b01ntnsd)

Patrick Carroll - Evaristo's Epitaph 11:15 WED (b0bnxd64)

Patrick Carroll - Evaristo's Epitaph 21:15 WED (b0bnxd64)

Philip Palmer - The King's Coiner 11:15 MON (b00767dn)

Philip Palmer - The King's Coiner 21:15 MON (b00767dn)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (b0bnxs6w)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (b0bnxs6w)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b0bntt1s)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b0bntt1s)

Puzzle Panel 09:00 THU (b00xhck5)

Puzzle Panel 16:00 THU (b00xhck5)

Puzzle Panel 04:00 FRI (b00xhck5)

Reluctant Persuaders 07:30 THU (b0bnxjnl)

Reluctant Persuaders 17:30 THU (b0bnxjnl)

Reluctant Persuaders 22:00 THU (b0bnxjnl)

Reluctant Persuaders 05:30 FRI (b0bnxjnl)

Rent 09:30 THU (b04g484m)

Rent 16:30 THU (b04g484m)

Rent 04:30 FRI (b04g484m)

Rivals in Stone 15:45 SUN (b00768m2)

Rivals in Stone 03:45 MON (b00768m2)

Second Thoughts 07:00 TUE (b00fnfp1)

Second Thoughts 17:00 TUE (b00fnfp1)

Second Thoughts 05:00 WED (b00fnfp1)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 SAT (b0bnfytx)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 MON (b0bntxbm)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 MON (b0bntxbm)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 MON (b0bntxbm)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 TUE (b0bntxbm)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 TUE (b0bnv4wn)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 TUE (b0bnv4wn)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 TUE (b0bnv4wn)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 WED (b0bnv4wn)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 WED (b0bnxcnb)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 WED (b0bnxcnb)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 WED (b0bnxcnb)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 THU (b0bnxcnb)

Shorts 11:00 MON (b050c4sd)

Shorts 21:00 MON (b050c4sd)

Shorts 11:00 TUE (b0512lmw)

Shorts 21:00 TUE (b0512lmw)

Shorts 11:00 WED (b051w301)

Shorts 21:00 WED (b051w301)

Simon's Bug 09:30 WED (b04gn3ls)

Simon's Bug 16:30 WED (b04gn3ls)

Simon's Bug 04:30 THU (b04gn3ls)

Smelling of Roses 04:30 SAT (b007jzm2)

Smelling of Roses 09:30 FRI (b007jrhd)

Smelling of Roses 16:30 FRI (b007jrhd)

Snap 09:30 MON (b00tqqjc)

Snap 16:30 MON (b00tqqjc)

Snap 04:30 TUE (b00tqqjc)

Take It From Here 08:30 SUN (b01dhkjr)

Take It From Here 12:30 SUN (b01dhkjr)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 TUE (b08rpy23)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 WED (b08rpy23)

The Boosh 22:30 MON (b007jmhj)

The Botanical Vicar 06:30 THU (b01qlhjf)

The Botanical Vicar 13:30 THU (b01qlhjf)

The Botanical Vicar 20:30 THU (b01qlhjf)

The Botanical Vicar 01:30 FRI (b01qlhjf)

The Carabinieri Art Squad 01:30 SAT (b00sm8tn)

The Carl Rosa Opera 06:30 WED (b00v71w6)

The Carl Rosa Opera 13:30 WED (b00v71w6)

The Carl Rosa Opera 20:30 WED (b00v71w6)

The Carl Rosa Opera 01:30 THU (b00v71w6)

The Code of the Woosters 08:00 TUE (b007w5j9)

The Code of the Woosters 12:00 TUE (b007w5j9)

The Code of the Woosters 19:00 TUE (b007w5j9)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (b0bpcn25)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (b0bpcng9)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (b0bp67b4)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 TUE (b0bp67gs)

The Global Gap 02:15 SAT (b01p450w)

The Global Gap 14:15 MON (b01p6ztd)

The Global Gap 02:15 TUE (b01p6ztd)

The Global Gap 14:15 TUE (b01p7ff1)

The Global Gap 02:15 WED (b01p7ff1)

The Global Gap 14:15 WED (b01p7fx5)

The Global Gap 02:15 THU (b01p7fx5)

The Global Gap 14:15 THU (b01p7ddc)

The Global Gap 02:15 FRI (b01p7ddc)

The Global Gap 14:15 FRI (b01p7hdb)

The Golden Thread (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (b0bntlkr)

The Golden Thread (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (b0bntlkr)

The Goon Show 23:00 TUE (b007jl9j)

The Goon Show 23:30 TUE (b007jy5b)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b007jnxg)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b007jnxg)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b007jnxg)

The In Crowd 23:00 WED (b06ds1y8)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b04pvp8t)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b04pvp8t)

The Little Prince at 70 06:30 MON (b039c5dk)

The Little Prince at 70 13:30 MON (b039c5dk)

The Little Prince at 70 20:30 MON (b039c5dk)

The Little Prince at 70 01:30 TUE (b039c5dk)

The Mark Steel Lecture 22:30 SUN (b00sbcrc)

The Mary Whitehouse Experience 23:00 FRI (b007jn4f)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b01dbqjq)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b01dbqjq)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b01dbqjq)

The Morricone Affair 06:30 FRI (b00f65l8)

The Morricone Affair 13:30 FRI (b00f65l8)

The Morricone Affair 20:30 FRI (b00f65l8)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (b0bntz98)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (b0bntz98)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (b0bntz98)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (b0bntz98)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b01jzq5k)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b01jzq5k)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b01jzq5k)

The Nick Revell Show 22:30 FRI (b007k2dc)

The Older Woman 12:00 SAT (b0391n2w)

The Older Woman 07:00 MON (b039by7w)

The Older Woman 17:00 MON (b039by7w)

The Older Woman 05:00 TUE (b039by7w)

The Personality Test 04:00 SAT (b007tckc)

The Personality Test 09:00 FRI (b007tzff)

The Personality Test 16:00 FRI (b007tzff)

The Right Time 05:00 SAT (b0076m76)

The Right Time 07:00 FRI (b0076mb8)

The Right Time 17:00 FRI (b0076mb8)

The Sofa of Time 22:30 WED (b00hy949)

Think the Unthinkable 22:30 TUE (b01jb1xy)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 23:00 THU (b00yrfwh)

Toni Morrison - Beloved 06:00 SUN (b06wd5f6)

Toni Morrison - Beloved 13:00 SUN (b06wd5f6)

Toni Morrison - Beloved 01:00 MON (b06wd5f6)

Tony Ramsay - Tango Sensations 16:00 SUN (b0bntt1q)

Tony Ramsay - Tango Sensations 04:00 MON (b0bntt1q)

Ursula K Le Guin - Earthsea 00:00 SAT (b0bng122)

Ursula K Le Guin - Earthsea 18:00 MON (b0bnv2s1)

Ursula K Le Guin - Earthsea 00:00 TUE (b0bnv2s1)

Vernon Lee - The Doll 18:45 SUN (b0bntxbk)

Vernon Lee - The Doll 00:45 MON (b0bntxbk)

Victor Pemberton - Night of the Wolf 06:00 SAT (b07fm8zs)

Victor Pemberton - Night of the Wolf 16:00 SAT (b07fm8zs)

Victor Pemberton - Night of the Wolf 04:00 SUN (b07fm8zs)

Who Goes There? 09:00 WED (b00fj1rj)

Who Goes There? 16:00 WED (b00fj1rj)

Who Goes There? 04:00 THU (b00fj1rj)

Yes Minister 08:00 THU (b007k0ww)

Yes Minister 12:00 THU (b007k0ww)

Yes Minister 19:00 THU (b007k0ww)