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SATURDAY 19 JANUARY 2019

SAT 00:00 15 Minute Drama (b07j7ntw)
Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist

The Butler

Charles Dance leads the cast as the urbane Storyteller in dramatisations of five classic tales by Roald Dahl. Bizarre and amusing by turns, these dark comedies are justly famous for their surprise endings, and for their rogues gallery of crooks, cheats and schemers.

The stories show Dahl at the height of his powers as a writer of adult fiction, combining black comedy with sly social satire. They are stylishly plotted, vividly characterised and made unforgettable by their breezy cynicism, presenting a hilariously bleak view of human nature.

In The Butler, we meet George Cleaver, the Sausage King of the North, who sells his business and moves to London in order to enter society. He employs a butler, Tibbs, to help him to do this. Tibbs explains that it’s vital Cleaver learns as much as he can about fine wines - and, to this end, Tibbs sets about buying rare and expensive vintages and educating his employer. Before long, Cleaver feels he no longer needs his butler’s advice.

Cast:
Storyteller………..Charles Dance
George Cleaver….Geoffrey Whitehead
Mrs Cleaver……...Sarah Badel
Tibbs……………..Nickolas Grace
Lord Dungeness….Nicholas Boulton

Written by Roald Dahl
Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan

Director: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 00:15 James Follett - Devil to Pay (b06yk87w)
A car crash on a hot deserted road; a camper on hand to drag the driver from the blazing wreck. The start of an action-packed adventure play?... Not quite. Listen on.

Stars Norman Rodway as the Devil and Derek Seaton as the Camper .

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast in Double Act – a selection of plays from Just Before Midnight on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b00769n0)
Style

4 Extra Debut. Novelists Richard Francis and Michael Bracewell and former Design Museum director Alice Rawsthorn debate 'style'. From September 2002.

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

The best new writing and the freshest conversation from 2002.


SAT 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jsnp)
Episode 2

As the sabotage and murder trail continues, Private Investigator Mortimer Hive arrives and is invited to make a speech.

One of Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicles dramatised by Christopher Denys in 6 parts.

Stars John Rowe as Inspector Purbright, Geoffrey Banks as Mortimer Hive, Paul Downing as Love, Russell Dixon as Booker, Ann Rye as Lucilla Teatime and Kathryn Hunt as Helen.

Producer: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


SAT 01:30 Tim Key's Easy USSR (b03h30gb)
"I remember exactly where I was when I was first exposed to Vyacheslav Mescherin's tunes. I was at a dinner party and the host handed me the sleeve with a glint in her eye. She thought I might quite like it. The insinuation was that none of the other guests would. She was right."

Nine years ago, comedian and poet Tim Key was given a copy of a CD entitled Easy USSR Vol. 2. One car journey to Devon and four consecutive listens later, and he was hooked. The strange yet catchy sounds of Vyacheslav Mescherin's Ensemble of Electronic Musical Instruments have underscored his life and his work ever since. On stage and on the radio, Mescherin's music lies beneath him like a crashmat.

With very little information available about Mescherin, Tim sets out to find out more about the man.
His search takes him from one of the world's leading Theremin players to a Soviet Cosmonaut. Tim discovers that, far from the obscure rarity it is today, in the 1960s and beyond Mescherin's music was a quirky soundtrack to life in the Soviet Union - on radio, TV and even in factories. The futuristic sounds of the electronic instruments he pioneered provided the perfect accompaniment to the space race era. Nearly twenty years after his death, many Russians can hum Mescherin's tunes, yet few know his name.

But what of the rumours that Mescherin's sounds were blasted into space? And will Tim be able to find more of the music he craves?

Producer: Peggy Sutton
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b04bs0mp)
The Miniaturist

Episode 10

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Read by : Emilia Fox

On a cold autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of the Dutch East India Company's most successful merchant trader : Johannes Brandt. But her lavishly furnished new home is not welcoming, and its inhabitants seem preoccupied with their own secrets. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office which leaves Nella isolated in the grand house on the canal with his sister, the sharp-tongued Marin and Otto and Cornelia their servants as company.

Nella's world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist, an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny and intricate creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.

But as she starts to receive unexpected and unasked for items for her 'toy house' Nella becomes aware that the Brandt household contains unusual secrets and she begins to understand - and fear- the escalating dangers that await them all. In this repressively pious society conformity is all. Neighbours are encouraged to spy on each other, excavating 'the canker' of sin. The packages from the mysterious miniaturist begin to reveal chillingly prophetic objects but Nella remains at a loss as to what they all mean.



Ep10 Nella bids her husband farewell and welcomes the new arrival.

Producer: Jill Waters
Abridged by Isobel Creed and directed by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 02:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00sjw36)
The Habit of Schooling

Michael Morpurgo discovers the reaction to the 1870 Forster Education Act, marking the start of compulsory education for all.


SAT 02:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mbmd1)
Episode 5

Anne has fallen for Lyon Burke, but her friendship with Helen is put to the test. Jacqueline Susann drama with Madeleine Potter.


SAT 02:45 Short Works: A Season of Murder, Mystery and Suspense (m0002249)
Series 4

Trebuchet by Ruth Rendell

An occasional series of stories from life’s murkier places.

Series Four: Tales from the collection A Spot Of Folly by Ruth Rendell.

While the world is on the brink of catastrophe, Mark, Miriam and their children are on a sheltered Scottish island.

Ruth Rendell was one of the UK’s most prominent crime writers. Best known for her Inspector Wexford books, she also wrote psychological novels as Barbara Vine. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. She died in May 2015. A Spot Of Folly, a collection of previously unpublished stories, was published in 2017.

Writer: Ruth Rendell
Reader: Hattie Morahan
Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra


SAT 03:00 Classic Serial (m0002245)
W Somerset Maugham - The Razor's Edge

Episode 2

It's now the 1930s. After travelling in the East, Larry returns to Paris where he meets up with Sophie again - to the horror of his ex-fiancée, Isabel.

Conclusion of W Somerset Maugham’s novel dramatised in two-parts by Ronald Frame.

W Somerset Mauqham ... Nicholas Le Prevost
Larry ... John Light
Isabel ... Megan Dodds
Elliott ... Edward Petherbridqe
Gray/Chief Inspector ... Sam Dale
The Swami ... Amerjit Deu
Patsy ... Paul Dinnen
Joseph ... Philip Fox
Sophie ... Laurel Lefkow
Miss Keith ... Carolyn Pickles

Director: Gaynor MacFarlane

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


SAT 04:00 Guess What? (b068bf83)
Episode 10

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

Barry Took hosts a revised version of popular radio parlour game of 20 questions.

Regular Geoffrey Durham is joined by Clare Frances and Chris Serle.

Written by Michael Dines.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


SAT 04:30 Anything Legal (b0084hrs)
Episode 3

Charles and George kick off their secret new business offering anything legal – but at what cost?

A Tale of Two City Gents by Wally K Daly

Starring Donald Hewlett as Charles, Michael Knowles as George and Douglas Blackwell as the Publican.

Theme music by Jim Parker

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.


SAT 05:00 Two Doors Down (b008gbvs)
Series 2

Mythical Kings and Iguanas

Saffron is a typical mother, multi-tasking her aromatherapy business with trying to feng shui her bathroom and coping with a four year old desperately missing their ex-pet iguana.

So no surprise she needs Sally's help when things go wrong...

Series two of Annie McCartney's four-part sitcom about the bohemian residents of Marlborough Road in Belfast saved from chaos by their cleaning lady, Sally.

Starring Stella McCusker as Sally, Marcella Riordan as Clare, Katy Gleadhill as Evie, Des McAleer as Trevor, Patrick Gleadhill as Simon, Ali White as Saffron, Hannah R Gordon as Anna and Alan Mckee as Victor.

Director: Tanya Nash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


SAT 05:30 The Rivals (b082fgt8)
Series 4

The Secret of Dunstan's Tower

By Ernest Bramah.

Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. Lestrade enlists the help of the brilliant blind detective Max Carrados when he is asked to help a woman who believes that an old prophecy is foretelling her death. In 1662 a fierce quarrel lead to the fatal wounding of Sir Philip Belmont by Henry Ainsworth who owned Dunstan's Tower. Before Sir Philip died he prophesied that when blood appeared on the steps of the grand staircase of Dunstan's Tower, then one of the Ainsworth family had a week to live. Blood has now appeared on the steps and the present Lady Ainsworth is awaiting her death.

Lestrade ..... James Fleet
Max Carrados .... Pip Torrens
Tom Ainsworth .... Tom Forrister
Edith Ainsworth .... Kirsty Oswald
Lady Una Ainsworth .... Joanna Munroe
Parkinson .... James Lailey
Swarbrick .... Sean Baker

Producer: Liz Webb.


SAT 06:00 Hood (b072nn3t)
King's Command

Summoned by King John, Philip De Nicholay, the Sheriff of Nottingham, finds himself with the power to grant the man known as Robin Hood a pardon. But there is a price to pay. But for Philip, there lies betrayal that will set former friends on a new path.

Stars Lee Ingleby as Philip De Nicholay, Peter Greenall as Little John, Damian Cooper as Will Scarlet, Sean Connolly as Brother Tuck, Anthony Milles as Robert De Loxley, Sarah McKendrick as Lady Marion and Billy Miller as King John..

Director: Iain Meadows.
Produced by Iain Meadows and Matt Hopper for Spiteful Puppet Entertainment.


SAT 07:30 Swansong (b01npjxh)
Big Country's Driving to Damascus

Stuart Maconie presents Swansong Ep 3 this week looking at Big Country's 1999 album Driving To Damascus.

Big Country were one of the most successful acts of the 1980's - with a dual guitar sound that's been likened to Thin Lizzy in Kilts- their epic Celtic anthems ontracks like 'Fields of Fire' and 'In A Big Country' sold millions both in the UK and the States. Singer and guitarist Stuart Adamson had previously tasted the limelight with his post-punk outfit The Skids - but it was the mainstream success of Big Country with their uniquely Scottish sound and lyrics emphasizing the plight of the working man that heralded their worldwide fame and to Adamson brought its associated troubles.

In summer 1999 the band entered Rockfield Studios in Monmouth to record Driving To Damascus - it would be their last full album with Adamson. Swansong Ep 3 features honest and revealing interviews with guitarist, Bruce Watson, drummer Mark Brzezicki, album's producer Rafe Mckenna, Eddi Reader and Stuart's daughter Kirsten Adamson who then aged 14 sang backing vocals on the album.


SAT 08:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00rl56f)
Paul Daniels and Leonard Nimoy

Conversation double-bill: Star Trek's Mr Spock, Leonard Nimoy jets in from 1980 - and magician Paul Daniels pops in from 2009.

Ed Doolan was one of Britain’s best-known BBC local radio presenters, broadcasting to the West Midlands for over 40 years. Ed died aged 76 in 2018.

Excerpts from interviews originally broadcast on BBC WM.


SAT 09:00 Joe Queenan: My Years of Awe and Wonder (b07wxpqh)
John Sergeant introduces two decades of adventures in broadcasting with the best reviewed American on BBC radio - Joe Queenan.

From his early days presenting Postcard from Gotham through to Wonderful Ways to Make a Living, A Brief History of Irony and Hitler's Favourite Cowboy, Joe Queenan has always shown a delight in his interviewees. "Most journalists don't like people but I'm the complete opposite of that. For the brief moment that we meet, they become almost like friends. I remember all of them still."

You'll hear uncut and previously unbroadcast extended interviews, unsliced and undiced, with Ian Hislop, Germaine Greer, Kathy Lette and Armando Iannucci. John Sergeant reveals what it's like to be rung up and asked to give short, snappy thoughts on abstract subjects such as cunning, failure and blame. And then there's Queenan's unexpected and deep love of Britain (he is married to a woman from Stroud), plus his ongoing amazement that a poor boy from Philadelphia has been given the opportunity to work for the BBC: letters, he says, "that do resonate in America still".

"It's worth remembering that when you're doing these kinds of programmes, they become a part of your life. For four days that's all you're doing. But it's not a job. It's some sort of special adventure. You're meeting unusual people. You're in unusual places. You're doing an unusual thing, asking complete strangers bizarre questions that they hadn't expected you to ask. "

Produced in Bristol by Miles Warde.

Made for BBC Radio Extra 4 and first broadcast in 2016.


SAT 12:00 Just a Minute (m00020sl)
Series 62

Episode 1

Nicholas Parsons challenges Gyles Brandreth, Ross Noble, Paul Merton and Jenny Eclair talk on a subject for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. From Feb 2012.


SAT 12:30 Hancock's Half Hour (b00898pr)
Series 5

East Cheam Drama Festival

Rivalling Edinburgh and Salzburg - three short plays as the lad welcomes us to East Cheam Repertory Company.

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 April 1958.


SAT 13:00 Riot Girls: How To Be A Woman (Omnibus) (m000257r)
Caitlin's 13th birthday doesn't start well.

Omnibus of Caitlin Moran’s bestselling comic memoir dramatised in 5 episodes.

Narrator ..... Caitlin Moran
Caitlin ..... Louise Brealey
Caz ..... Jeanette Percival
Mum ..... Clare Corbett
Yobs/Siblings ..... Lewis Bray, Cameron Percival, Jeanette Percival, Lucy Doyle
Director ..... Mary Peate
Dramatists ..... Claudine Toutoungi and Caitlin Moran

Each episode combines the book's mix of comic memoir and polemic, structured around two or three dramatised comic scenes from Moran’s life (from being a 13-stone 13-year-old in Wolverhampton, through being the youngest journalist at Melody Maker, to getting married, having children and a career as a columnist) interspersed with her thoughts on subjects that range from the necessity of big knickers, to the experience of giving birth and having an abortion.

“This brilliantly argued and urgently needed book – highly comic and deadly serious – is precisely what feminism has been waiting for” (TLS)

“Anarchic, bonkers 21st century woman’s lib with laughs” (Red)


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m00022sq)
Richard Blackwood

4 Extra Debut. Actor and comedian Richard Blackwood chooses 'Mama Used to Say' by Junior and 'Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing' by Stevie Wonder.


SAT 14:15 Frankly Speaking (b055q3p1)
Maurice Chevalier

French entertainer Maurice Chevalier is interviewed about his life and career by Penelope Mortimer, Colin MacInnes and Carl Wildman.

Sadly the full programme from 1963 no longer exists, but this is a long extract. Then in his 70s, he speaks openly about how much he owes to English vaudeville and music hall. Chevalier reveals his use of the then new-fangled stage microphone, touches on his working class roots, his adored mother and two bouts of depression. He's also questioned about his stage persona as the sophisticated, romantic, Frenchman versus the real Chevalier.

Launched in 1952 on the BBC Home Service, Frankly Speaking was a novel, ground breaking series. Unrehearsed and unscripted, the traditional interviewee/interviewer pairing was initially jettisoned for three interviewers firing direct questions - straight to the point.
Early critics described it as 'unkempt', 'an inquisition' and described the guest as prey being cornered, quarry being pursued - with calls to axe the unscripted interview. But the format won out and eventually won over its detractors.

Unknown or very inexperienced broadcasters were employed as interviewers, notably John Freeman, John Betjeman, Malcolm Muggeridge, Harold Hobson, Penelope Mortimer, Elizabeth Beresford and Katherine Whitehorn.

Only about 40 of the original 100 programmes survive.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1963.


SAT 14:35 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b01130qm)
Series 2

Cuckoo

The Cuckoo is one of the iconic brood parasites of the world - the bird that cons another species into taking its egg as its own and rears the chick to fledging. In the single frame of the Cuckoo you have a long distance migrant, travelling from Africa to breeding grounds in the temperate north, and back again. The Cuckoo does not raise its own chick and across a range of Cuckoo individuals, they parasitise several species of bird - all much smaller than they are. David Attenborough explores the world of the Cuckoo and not only marvels at their natural history but tells the story of how a wildlife cameraman resolved a scientific mystery - and how the Cuckoo itself harbours yet more secrets to science and natural history.

Written and presented by David Attenborough
Produced by Julian Hector.


SAT 14:45 Kenneth Williams - Ad Lib (b05sxww6)
Episode 4

Master raconteur Kenneth Williams shares memories of the Singapore Stage Club - and his favourite painter.

More entertaining reminiscences and personal opinions recorded in front of an audience at BBC Pebble Mill.

Producer: Michael Ford

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.


SAT 15:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00rl56f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Hood (b072nn3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Swansong (b01npjxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Lady Faustus (m00022ss)
Town gossips have only one subject of conversation - the mysterious Lady Faustus.

The conjectures about her and her origins are boundless. But a certain handsome young lieutenant finds that the truth about her is far stranger than any fiction...

Michael Payne’s fantastical drama set in 19th century Austria.

Stars Rula Lenska as Lady Faustus, James Aubrey as Zinnerman, Mary Wimbush as Mano, Carole Boyd as the Hostess, Zelah Clarke as Gerta, Margaret Ward as Countess, David Goodland as Hardenburg, Paul Gregory as Captain Schwartz, Paul Sirr as Major Domo and Stephen Harold as the Army Officer.

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987


SAT 19:00 Joe Queenan: My Years of Awe and Wonder (b07wxpqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b04tlk9h)
Series 6

Oona King

Rufus Hound is joined by the Labour politician, Baroness Oona King. Through her diaries we discover her growing up from a roller-skating 11-year-old who wants a new hamster to a 19-year-old politics student who wants to be prime minister.

Produced by Harriet Jaine
A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b01390bf)
Series 7

John Cooper Clarke interviews Kevin Eldon

Chain Reaction is Radio 4's tag-team interview show. Each week, a figure from the world of entertainment chooses another to interview; the next week, the interviewee turns interviewer, and they in turn pass the baton on to someone else - creating a 'chain' throughout the series.

This week, the punk poet laureate John Cooper Clarke interviews the comedian Kevin Eldon. Kevin Eldon is a writer and actor for whom it would probably be quicker to list the brilliant programmes he's not been in than those he has - which include Brass Eye, 15 Storeys High, Spaced, Look Around You, Black Books, Big Train, World of Pub, Jam, I'm Alan Partridge and Attention Scum!. He also wrote and starred in Radio 4's Poets' Tree, in character as the Islington poet Paul Hamilton, and is the lead singer in Beergut 100. John talks to him about spoof poetry, real poetry, bring a polymath, and the benefits of not being the star.


SAT 23:00 The Simon Day Show (b01k2bw9)
Series 2

Mick Cunningham

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

This week brings Australian celebrity chef, Mick Cunningham to The Mallard Theatre under the misapprehension that he'll be filming a TV show.

Cast list:
Mick Cunningham ..... Simon Day
Emanuel Akinyemi ..... Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet ... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone / Wozak ..... Simon Greenall
Rene ..... Janine Duvitski

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.


SAT 23:30 Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (b00db05r)
Series 2

Diligence

The comedian examines the virtue of hard work. Tim Key and Tom Basden pay great attention to detail in their poems and songs. From September 2008.



SUNDAY 20 JANUARY 2019

SUN 00:00 Lady Faustus (m00022ss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Riot Girls: How To Be A Woman (Omnibus) (m000257r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m00022sq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Frankly Speaking (b055q3p1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:35 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b01130qm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:35 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Kenneth Williams - Ad Lib (b05sxww6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Ed Doolan Interviews... (b00rl56f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Hood (b072nn3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Swansong (b01npjxh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) (b00mdn40)
Episode 1

September, 1945: Anne Welles arrives in New York from sedate Lawrenceville to find that every woman she meets is looking for a husband.

Jacqueline Susann's 1960s best seller. Three beautiful young women become best friends as they carve out careers in the entertainment industry.

Stars Madeleine Potter as Anne Welles, Barbara Barnes as Neely O'Hara, Stuart Milligan as Henry Bellamy, Walter Lewis as Allen Cooper and Liza Ross as Mrs Welles.

Omnibus of the first five of fifteen episodes dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


SUN 07:15 Nawal Gadalla - The Year of the Cat (m00022s3)
4 Extra Debut. How would humans feel if they had to wear a collar, use scented gravel and negotiate a cat flap? Read by Christopher Scott. From May 1996.


SUN 07:30 Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' (b047c476)
Series 1

Episode 2

Nominated for Best Comedy in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015, Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' is a comedy sketch show written and performed by Ruth Bratt and Lucy Trodd, stars of Radio 4's Showstoppers.

This week there's a robbery in the Fings and Bobs shop, but Anja and Benjio are only too happy to help the robber find his way around. Meanwhile, Mary's dark secret threatens to ruin her church choir's concert; and Ruth tries to confront a colleague with a distracting verbal tick.

Written and performed by Ruth Bratt and Lucy Trodd

Supporting cast: Adam Meggido and Oliver Senton

Script Editor: Jon Hunter

Composer: Duncan Walsh Atkins

Producer: Ben Worsfield

A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 Life With The Lyons (m00022s5)
The Barbecue

How will the all-American family’s new barbecue fare with the neighbours and British weather?

Starring Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon, Barbara Lyon, Richard Lyon, Horace Percival, Doris Rogers, Molly Weir, Hugh Morton and Clive Baxter.

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Ronnie Hanbury.

Music by the BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1953.


SUN 08:30 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jp89)
Give a Dog a Bad Name

Confusion reigns when Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back.

Clerical comedy starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.


SUN 09:00 Girl with Dove (Omnibus) (m00022s7)
Sally Bayley recalls how a strange home life made her bond with characters from books, abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams.

This is especially in the pages of Jane Eyre and anything with Miss Marple in it, because she has to turn detective to find out what happened to Baby David. And to escape the clutches of Auntie Di, mum's sister. And finally, where is the girl in the title of her account to be found?

Omnibus read by Lydia Leonard

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in January 2019.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b07yszwr)
Elisha and Charlotte - The Best Thing that ever Happened

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between sisters who were adopted and who share a positive outlook on their lives. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

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

Producer: Marya Burgess.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b016n7xl)
Crime Writers

Minette Walters

Desert Island Discs Revisited with Kirsty Young explores the choices of the author of The Ice House in the third of a series featuring crime writers.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b08brwgt)
Series 4

Mets, McDonalds, and a White House Secret

True stories told live in in the USA: Sarah Austin Jenness introduces tales of obsession, secrets and discoveries.

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

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

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

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


SUN 11:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011ckxz)
Series 2

Quetzalcoatlus

As David Attenborough explains, ".the biggest animal to fly was not a bird, but a reptile." - it was a Quetzalcoatlus, a pterosaur with at least a forty foot wingspan. David Attenborough, a huge fan of palaeontology, is skilled in bringing the past natural histories to life through stories about the discovery of key fossils. What a creature this "terrible lizard" must have been - big enough to scavenge the bodies of dead Tyrannosaurus and yet able to fly, probably in large numbers. And with a twist so typical of Sir David's writing, he brings this pterosaur to life at the very end.

Written and presented by David Attenborough
Produced by Julian Hector.


SUN 12:00 Life With The Lyons (m00022s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jp89)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) (b00mdn40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Nawal Gadalla - The Year of the Cat (m00022s3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Washington Black (m00022sc)
Omnibus 1/2

Set in the 1830s, Washington Black is an epic, historical novel. It begins on a slave plantation in Barbados and by the most unexpected and inventive means, transports its young protagonist, Washington Black, off the island and on a journey that takes him around the world, in pursuit of freedom and the man whose approval he so desperately seeks. It is a novel that explores the nature of evil, moral delusion, and the limits of responsibility as well as being a coming-of-age story where survival marks the transition from boy to man.

Underpinning the more sobering aspects of the novel is a glorious celebration of the creative spirit and the power of the imagination. Despite everything, Washington’s ability to connect with and inspire others, and to draw strength from his own inner life, is an inspiration and a joy that speaks to the contemporary world.

Esi Edugyan has degrees from the University of Victoria and Johns Hopkins University. Her first novel, The Second Life of Samuel Tyne - written when she was 25 - was published in 2004. Her second, Half Blood Blues, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2011. Washington Black won the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Esi lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Writer: Esi Edugyan
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Omnibus reader: Alex Lanipekun
Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk Production first broadcast in five part on BBC Radio 4


SUN 15:45 Snapshots in the Dark (b0075qfz)
Julia Margaret Cameron: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle, 1867

Colin Ford discovers how Cameron changed portraiture forever, thanks to her life-size reproduction of the head. From December 1999.


SUN 16:00 Laurie Graham - Perfect Meringues (b0075m9z)
Being a cook on TV was meant to lead to fame, fortune and a rich social life. But for miserable Lizzie Partridge, it means dinners-for-one and a stroppy adolescent daughter, Eleanor.

Laurie Graham’s play stars Imelda Staunton as Lizzie Partridge, Christopher Biggins as Louie and Lesley Joseph as Kim. With Stephen Moore, Nina Wadia and Patricia Brake.

Producer: Viv Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m00022sf)
The Fisher Poets Gathering

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive selecting The Fisher Poets Gathering in which Katrina Porteous visits Astoria, Oregon, where each February commercial fishermen and women gather for a festival of poems, songs and stories they've written about their lives.

Fisher poets come from all over America - Florida, Maine, Chesapeake Bay, Alaska. These tough characters, who all know someone who has drowned, stand up and read their poems. Hundreds listen: there are sessions in bars and readings all over town. There are workshops, exhibitions, and the community radio station broadcasts proceedings, live.

In 2014, a poet came from beyond the United States. Katrina Porteous lives in the Northumbrian fishing village of Beadnell. For years she has worked with, recorded and written about her local fishing people.

She hears astonishing work from Dave Densmore, on his boat Cold Stream; from Moe Bowstern, an extraordinarily prolific writer about the lives of fisher women; from Richard King who fishes in Alaska, and farms in Hawaii. She meets, too, Lloyd Montgomery, an Aleut fisher poet. And wherever they are from, Katrina discovers, fisher poets share concerns over sustainability - of fish stocks, their communities, their way of life.

Producer: Julian May

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2014.


SUN 17:30 Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' (b047c476)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Matt Bloom - Find Me (b0076h5d)
Set in 2020. Mary has to travel to Sydney for her son's wedding and reluctantly decides to use the new Matter Transportation machines that have overtaken aeroplanes as the main form of global transport.

But an error occurs during the process - with terrifying consequences.

Matt Bloom’s sci-fi thriller stars Julia Watson as Mary, James Nickerson as Andrew, Ann Rye as Beatrice, Emma Clarke as Helen, Stuart Richman as the Mystery Man, Neil Bell as the Duty Officer, Mark Chatterton as the Vicar.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Jim Poyser

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


SUN 18:45 The Rat King by John Connolly (m00022sh)
A macabre retelling of the Pied Piper story by John Connolly, author of The Book of Lost Things, Nocturnes and the bestselling Charlie Parker mysteries.

Read by Peter Marinker

The Rat King is included in the 10th anniversary edition of The Book of Lost Things, published in October 2016

Music by Timothy X Atack

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b08brwgt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011ckxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 Girl with Dove (Omnibus) (m00022s7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b07yszwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b016n7xl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' (b047c476)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Penny Dreadfuls Present (b00gpbcq)
The Brothers Faversham

Augustus Faversham

The story of Victorian Britain's most celebrated magician. The comedy trio's swashbuckling family romp. From February 2008.


SUN 23:00 Polyoaks (b0460zmg)
Series 3

For the Records

Dr Phil Hammond and David Spicer's satire on some of the major issues thrown up by NHS reform. Among the many targets in their sights are the Care Quality Commission, patient records, privatisation, whistleblowing, time wasters and patient participation groups.

Will the NHS be safe in the hands of Pfizer? Why do doctors often look sicker than their patients? Would an NHS executive go private? How are doctors revalidated? What does that actually mean? And is that piece of dry skin on your heel anything to do with the amount you've been drinking lately? These and other questions may well be answered at Polyoaks - the flagship of enlightened West Country General Practice at the forefront of a constantly reforming NHS.

Nigel Planer stars as Dr Roy Thornton and Simon Greenall as his brother Dr Hugh Thornton in a clinic always at odds with itself over diagnoses, funding, clinical commissioning groups, Jeremy Hunt and the ever more dubious commercial activities of their associate TV's Dr. Jeremy (David Westhead), who is still juggling Dictionary Corner, a series of Malpractice suits and forgotten alimony payments.

Episode 2:
For the Records. In which nobody can agree on whether sharing patient data is really a good thing.

Cast
Dr Roy Thornton..................Nigel Planer
Dr Hugh Thornton...............Simon Greenall
TV's Dr Jeremy....................David Westhead
Nurse Vera Duplessis..........Polly Frame
Mr Devlin.............................Phil Cornwell
Mr Taylor/Social Worker.......David Holt
Joshua.................................Daniel Vines-Hurst
Susan .................................Sally Orrock

Written by Dr Phil Hammond and David Spicer
Directed by Frank Stirling
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 23:30 Radio Active (b007jrnl)
Series 2

What's Going On

Your indispensable guide to bargains in Margate and mouth-watering lunchtime theatre - from your local national radio station.

Starring Helen Atkinson-Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Music by Philip Pope.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with Richard Curtis, Jon Canter, James Hendrie, Michael Fenton-Stevens and Jimmy Mulville.

Producer: Jimmy Mulville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1982



MONDAY 21 JANUARY 2019

MON 00:00 Matt Bloom - Find Me (b0076h5d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 The Rat King by John Connolly (m00022sh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) (b00mdn40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Nawal Gadalla - The Year of the Cat (m00022s3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Washington Black (m00022sc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Snapshots in the Dark (b0075qfz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Laurie Graham - Perfect Meringues (b0075m9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m00022sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' (b047c476)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jsnz)
Episode 3

Kindly detective, Inspector Purbright probes the discovery of another body, found head down in a wishing well.

One of Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicles dramatised by Christopher Denys in 6 parts.

Stars John Rowe as Inspector Purbright, Paul Downing as Love, Russell Dixon as Booker, Ann Rye as Lucilla Teatime, Geoffrey Banks as Mortimer Hive, Kathryn Hunt as Helen and Robin Polley as Palgrove.

Producer: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


MON 06:30 It's My Story (b00scvqh)
The Girl in the Picture

Kim Phuc, subject of an iconic picture from the Vietnam War, tells her story as she's reunited with the ITN reporter who helped save her life 38 years ago.

The image of a nine year old girl screaming as she ran naked down a road in Trang Bang after suffering extreme burns in a Napalm chemical attack became one of the most famous photographs of the Vietnam War. But what happened to the 'Girl in the Picture'?

In an emotional meeting, former ITN reporter Christopher Wain - who helped to save her life that day - is reunited with Kim for the first time in 38 years.

They recall the events of June 8th 1972 and Kim hears for the first time the lengths to which Chris went to get her life-saving treatment.

She tells how Nick Ut's Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph has helped and haunted her in equal measure. She explains how she was recruited as a 'symbol of war' before finally escaping Government control by fleeing to Canada.

She managed to live a normal life for a while but was discovered by the press again in the 1990s. She soon realised she had to take control of the photograph and decided to use her fame to help others by establishing a charity for child victims of war called 'The Kim Phuc Foundation'.

The burns Kim suffered in 1972 left her scarred for life and still take their toll on her body. She's in constant pain and has to take regular breaks. But it doesn't stop her living a busy life.

As part of the programme, Kim also meets Ali Abbas, who lost both his arms and sixteen members of his family in the Iraq War. The pair share their experiences and Kim offers him advice on living a normal life and finding a way to forgive.

The programme is presented by Christopher Wain.

Producer: Ashley Byrne.
A Made in Manchester production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 07:00 Crazy Big Fish (b0075z0w)
Fish Is Back in Hull

The adventures of five everyday Hull women as they struggle with learning lines, grumpy parents, stiletto heels and a poorly pet.

An uplifting six-part series by Gill Adams about being extraordinary and ordinary all at once.

Stars Deborah McAndrew as Rita, Ruth Holden as Gladys, Rachel Davies as Pauline, Katy Cavanagh as Sandy, Sally Walsh as Babs and Terence Mann as Billy.

Director: Polly Thomas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m00020kf)
Series 21

Episode 4

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

Henning Wehn, Lou Sanders, Zoe Lyons and Lloyd Langford are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as holidays, queens, teeth and ants.

Produced by Jon Naismith.
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0089k50)
Series 5

The Foreign Legion

The lad is set to entertain troops in Malta, but he's duped into making an appearance on the frontline.

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 April 1958.


MON 08:30 Parsley Sidings (b007jp25)
Series 2

The Goods Train

There are sheepish looks all round when Bert considers becoming a hairdresser.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Horace, Kenneth Connor as Bradshaw/Valentine, Liz Fraser as Gloria/Sheep, Ian Lavender as Bert.

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.

Producer: Edward Taylor and a sheep.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1973.


MON 09:00 Just a Minute (b01bwfys)
Series 62

Episode 2

Panellists Ross Noble, Paul Merton, Jenny Eclair and Gyles Brandreth join host Nicholas Parsons for the popular panel game where they have to speak on a given subject for sixty seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation.

This week Gyles Brandreth tells us which Self-Help Books he keeps at the side of his bed, Ross Noble talks about the Search for Intelligent Life, Paul Merton reveals the Things he Throws Away and Jenny Eclair talks about Coping With Embarrassment.

Devised by Ian Messiter.

Producer: Claire Jones.


MON 09:30 GK Chesterton - The Club of Queer Trades (b0076rdw)
The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit

The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit is a mystery, especially when that most distressed reverend gentleman begins his tale of a monstrous outrage committed against him.

However, when Basil leaps at the cleric and demands to see him "without his whiskers!", both Charlie and Rupert believe he has finally taken leave of his peculiar senses!

Or is there a method to the vicar's mad tale that may link him to the Club of Queer Trades...

Stars David Warner as Basil Grant, Martin Freeman as Rupert Grant, Geoffrey McGivern as Charlie Swinburne, Richard Griffiths as Reverend Shorter, Alexei Sayle as James, Neil Edmond as Mowbray, Matthew Holness as Brett and Martin Hyder as the Constable.

GK Chesterton stories dramatised by Simon Littlefield

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2005.


MON 10:00 Maria Edgeworth - The Absentee (b079z6rw)
Episode 1

Lady Clonbrony, determined to be accepted by fashionable London society, has sunk her family into debt to the moneylender, Mordecai. She wants her son to make a good marriage, but his affections are not to be bought.

Stars Stephen Rea as Lord Colambre, Anna Healy as Grace Nugent, TP McKenna as Lord Clonbrony Francine Mulrooney as Lady Clonbrony and Ben Onwukwe as Whipp.

Published in 1812, Maria Edgeworth's novel is dramatised by Nick McCarty.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


MON 11:00 The TED Interview (m00022xt)
Sam Harris

Founded in 1984 in the USA, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. The first TED Talks were first posted online in 2006 and since then TED Talks have had many millions of views.

In The TED Interview hosted by Chris Anderson – audiences can immerse themselves more deeply in some of the most compelling ideas heard on the TED stage.

Sam Harris on using reason to build our morality.
Chris Anderson talks to neuroscientist, philosopher and writer Sam Harris. Many philosophers draw a hard line between the worlds of facts and values, but not Sam Harris. In this thought-provoking conversation with Chris Anderson, he makes the case that reason can indeed answer moral questions, and then explores the many controversies that emerge from that claim. Moral superiority? Cultural superiority? How about moral progress? Chris and Sam dig in to discuss the right ways to think about defining right from wrong, and reason's role in it all.

A TED original podcast.


MON 11:45 Comic Fringes (b04dh3xk)
Series 10

Love and Orangutans by Romesh Ranganathan

A comic tale from Romesh Ranganathan, Best Newcomer nominee at 2014's Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Short story series featuring new writing by leading comedians, recorded live in front of an audience at 2014's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0089k50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Parsley Sidings (b007jp25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jsnz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 It's My Story (b00scvqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out (b00769kx)
Episode 1

A contented marriage is disrupted by the arrival of Arabella - beautiful, rich and longing to be loved.

Elizabeth Jane Howard's classic story read by Claire Skinner.

Abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Sarah Johnson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002


MON 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00slqvb)
What Is the Meaning of Empire Day?

Michael Morpurgo presents readings of the words of children exiled from or who arrived in Britain under the British Empire.


MON 14:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mdyl5)
Episode 6

1945 and war is over. Set on showbiz careers in New York, Anne, Jennifer and Neely move in together

Jacqueline Susann's 1960s best seller. Three beautiful young women become best friends as they carve out careers in the entertainment industry.

Stars Madeleine Potter, Barbara Barnes, Julia Ford, Susan Jameson, Jamie Glover and Harry Myers.

Dramatised in fifteen parts by Yvonne Antrobus.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b03s6mdt)
Germaine Greer - White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Episode 1

Germaine Greer is in search of 'heart's ease'. She longs to find a patch of her native Australia to make good, to restore after years of misguided exploitation. And she has just the person to help her with her project - her sister who is 'a properly trained Australian botanist'. But finding the right patch of land turns out to be far more difficult than she ever imagined.

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


MON 15:00 Maria Edgeworth - The Absentee (b079z6rw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Just a Minute (b01bwfys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 GK Chesterton - The Club of Queer Trades (b0076rdw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Crazy Big Fish (b0075z0w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m00020kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009l6sv)
Into the Wolf's Lair

It's 1945, and the Allies are certain to win the war. Then an unidentified aircraft appears sparking a a dangerous mission...

Simon Bovey's sci-fi adventure series set during the Second World War.

Stars Rory Kinnear as Jurgen Rall, Tim McMullan as Major Barton, Ben Crowe as Lieutenant Dundas, Joannah Tincey as Kate Richey and Peter Marinker as Brigadier Erskine.

Producer: Marc Beeby

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2008.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b007sprd)
Christoper Douglas and Marie O'Riordan

Sue MacGregor and her guests - Ed Reardon creator, Christopher Douglas and former editor of Marie Claire, Marie O'Riordan - discuss favourite books by Daphne Du Maurier, James Joyce and Patrick Leigh Fermor.

Don't Look Now and other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Penguin

Dubliners by James Joyce
Publisher: Penguin.

Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Publisher: John Murray

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0089k50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Parsley Sidings (b007jp25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jsnz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 It's My Story (b00scvqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 The TED Interview (m00022xt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:45 Comic Fringes (b04dh3xk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (m00020kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World (b007qx6z)
Series 1

The Universe

The spoof TV sci-fi star explains life's big mysteries. Stars Richard Herring, Stewart Lee and Tom Baker. From October 1992.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (m000243b)
Series 25

Episode 3

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Miles Jupp.


MON 23:45 Elastic Planet (b0089jhr)
The Shape

Drugged electricity and artificial icebergs.

Oliver Postgate narrates a stream of bizarre coincidences in Ben Moor’s cosmic comedy of connections.

With Johnny Ball, Henry Cooper, Kerry Shale, Dan Strauss, Michael Troughton, Neil Mullarkey, Siriol Jenkins, Jamie Owen and Alan Dedicoat.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995



TUESDAY 22 JANUARY 2019

TUE 00:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009l6sv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b007sprd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jsnz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 It's My Story (b00scvqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out (b00769kx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00slqvb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mdyl5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b03s6mdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Maria Edgeworth - The Absentee (b079z6rw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Just a Minute (b01bwfys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 GK Chesterton - The Club of Queer Trades (b0076rdw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Crazy Big Fish (b0075z0w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m00020kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtd5)
Episode 4

Alibis are examined as Inspector Purbright's probe into the murder of Mrs Palgrove makes life uncomfortable for her husband.

One of Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicles dramatised by Christopher Denys in 6 parts.

Stars John Rowe as Inspector Purbright, Paul Downing as Love, Russell Dixon as Dr Fergusson, Ann Rye as Lucilla Teatime, Geoffrey Banks as Mortimer Hive and Robin Polley as Palgrove.

Producer: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


TUE 06:30 Football's Loyal Fans (b03j63jd)
The comedian Ian Stone asks what makes a football fan travel the length and breadth of the country on a wet and windy winter's evening to watch their team play and possibly lose.

It's bad enough when you know you'll witness some decent football but when the quality of the game is even in question, why do hordes of fanatics follow their club over great distances for what can only end in disappointment and a long journey home. Add to the equation the prospect of a motorway services meal or a shocking burger at the ground and you have a recipe for misery.

Stand-up comedian and lifelong Arsenal fan Ian Stone joins a coach load of Wolverhampton Wanderers fans as they travel on one of their longest away-match journeys: to Carlisle United. En route he meets fans from Brighton, former players and academics as they try and uncover what's at the heart of football's loyal fans.

Presenter: Ian Stone
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts


TUE 07:00 Second Thoughts (b00kjsn6)
Series 3

Recipe for Disaster

Culinary chaos is on the menu with Faith's friend Esther due to arrive for a visit from Australia.

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill and Faith beginning married life, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Celia Imrie as Hilary, Mark Denham as Joe, Emma Gregory as Hannah, Norman Bird as Mr Burrows and Mark Straker as Kevin.

Series three 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: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1991.


TUE 07:30 Love in Recovery (m00020z1)
Series 3

Cupboard

Third series of the award-nominated comedy drama set in Alcoholics Anonymous. Written by Pete Jackson and inspired by his own road to recovery. Stars Rebecca Front, John Hannah, Sue Johnston, Paul Kaye and Johnny Vegas.

Love in Recovery follows the lives of five very different recovering alcoholics. Johnny Vegas is Andy, the sweet but simple self-appointed group leader. Sue Johnston plays straight talking Julie, who's been known to have the odd relapse here and there - and everywhere. Rebecca Front is the snobby and spiky Fiona, an ex-banker who had it all and then lost the lot. John Hannah is Simon, a snide journalist who’s not an alcoholic – he got caught drink driving, his boss made him attend the meeting, but he fell in love with Fiona and stayed. And, despite her best efforts, she fell in love with him too. Paul Kaye is Danno, a down and out two-bit chancer with a shady past but a lot of heart, who’s desperate to turn his life around.

As we follow their weekly meetings, we hear them moan, argue, laugh, fall apart, fall in love and, most importantly, tell their stories.

In episode three, Andy is convinced that everyone’s forgotten his birthday - just like every other year. What he doesn't know is that Simon and Danno are hiding in the cupboard with a cake. But finding an appropriate time to burst out cheering proves difficult when Julie comes in with a dark secret she wants to reveal.

Writer Pete Jackson is a recovering alcoholic and has spent time in Alcoholics Anonymous. It was there he found, as most people do, support from the unlikeliest group of disparate souls, all banded together due to one common bond. As well as offering the support he needed throughout a difficult time, AA also offered a weekly, sometimes daily, dose of hilarity, upset, heartbreak and friendship.

Love in Recovery doesn’t seek to represent an AA meeting exactly as it might happen in real life, but to capture the funny stories, the sad stories, the stories of small victories and of huge milestones, stories of loss, stories of hope, and most importantly, the many highs and lows in the journey of recovery.

Cast:
Fiona….. Rebecca Front
Simon….. John Hannah
Julie….. Sue Johnston
Danno….. Paul Kaye
Andy..... Johnny Vegas
Penny…. Zoe Buckney
Fran…. Susan Worsfield

Written and created by Pete Jackson
Producer/Director: Ben Worsfield

A King Bert production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 08:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jzss)
Series 3

The Clock

Author Gerald and his wife Diana hear some bumps in the night.

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

With Douglas Blackwell and Patricia Hughes.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1979.


TUE 08:30 Know Your Place (b018jpjy)
Room to Manoeuvre

Cleaner Elsie borrows a flat for a night, but must keep caretaker Ramsay out of the way.

Ramsay Potts is the jobsworth caretaker at a crumbling Edwardian block of flats, pursued by the over-amorous cleaner Elsie.

Starring Roy Dotrice as Ramsay and Patricia Hayes as Elspeth Spurgeon.

Eight-part sitcom written by Andrew Palmer and Nell Brennan.

With John Graham, Jon Glover, Norma Ronald, Nell Brennan and Yvonne Manners.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1982.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (m000243b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Elastic Planet (b0089jhr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Maria Edgeworth - The Absentee (b07b2phd)
Episode 2

In Ireland, Lord Colambre has become the target of marriage for Lady Dashfort's daughter. Stars Stephen Rea and Anna Healy.


TUE 11:00 Shorts (b053693j)
New Writing from Africa

Cordelia

A series of three specially commissioned stories by new writers from the African continent – writers who are part of an emerging literary scene bursting with young, talent.

In Cordelia by the Nigerian author Jowhor Ile, a young man recalls his childhood and the girl who looked after him.

Jowhor Ile was brought up in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. This is his first story to be broadcast on radio.

Reader: Richie Campbell

Commissioned for radio by Ellah Allfrey
Directed by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for Radio 4


TUE 11:15 Charlotte Jones - Airswimming (b0075ck2)
Persephone is just planning for her coming out ball, when she finds herself consigned to a rather puzzling finishing school: St Dymphna's Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

An uplifting comedy of friendship; fantasy and freedom by Charlotte Jones.

Stars Charlotte Jones as Dora, Sophie Thompson as Persephone, Marcia Warren as Porph, Elizabeth Bradley as Dorph and Geoffrey Whitehead as the Dastardly Man.

Director: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


TUE 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jzss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Know Your Place (b018jpjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Football's Loyal Fans (b03j63jd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out (b04wwpwg)
Episode 2

An anniversary arrives and Arabella gets to know her new housemates who bond as their luggage is unpacked. Read by Claire Skinner.


TUE 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00slxyd)
The Nation's Most Important Asset

Michael Morpurgo presents readings of the words of children about the effect of the wars of the 20th century.


TUE 14:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mdyzz)
Episode 7

Jennifer is keen to marry Tony, and Lyon visits Anne's family home in Lawrenceville. Jacqueline Susann drama with Julia Ford.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b03s6ylk)
Germaine Greer - White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Episode 2

After a two-year search, Germaine Greer has almost given up her quest for a piece of land to heal. But then she is taken to see an abandoned dairy farm on the Gold Coast.

It is absolutely not what she has been looking for but, when she gets there, there is a surprise in store.

Read by Germaine Greer
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshal production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 15:00 Maria Edgeworth - The Absentee (b07b2phd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b01n9yfs)
Series 5

Ker, Stephenson Connolly, Geim

Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, Professor John Lloyd CBE is joined by comedian Jimmy Carr for the fifth series.

Three guests are invited to donate one item each and explain why it deserves a place in the museum.

John and Jimmy welcome comedian Humphrey Ker, sex therapist, comedian and author Dr Pamela Stephenson-Connolly and Nobel Physics Laureate Professor Sir Andre Geim.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012


TUE 16:30 Up the Garden Path (b0081t4t)
Series 2

The View from the Bridge

When confused Izzy meets her fiancé Charles's friend Bill, they hit it off straight away...

Imelda Staunton stars as Izzy. With David Robb as Charles, Neil McCaul as Bill, Marty Cruickshank as Maria, Dafydd Hywel as Gwyn, Melissa Wilson as Sharon and Catherine Clarke as Lorraine.

Tumbling from one love entanglement to another, 30 something teacher Izzy Comyn has a predilection for inappropriate men.

An 8-part radio sequel adapted from Sue Limb’s 1984 novel. The second of 3 series which ran from 1987 to 1993. Granada also adapted the series for ITV.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1988.


TUE 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00kjsn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Love in Recovery (m00020z1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009lw5f)
The Eagle's Nest

Major Barton and his team head deep behind German lines to track down a terrifying new weapon...

Simon Bovey's sci-fi adventure series set during the Second World War.

Stars Rory Kinnear as Jurgen Rall, Tim McMullan as Major Barton, Ben Crowe as Lieutenant Dundas, Joannah Tincey as Kate Richey, Sam Pamphilon as Teazle and Rachel Atkins as Trudi Schenk.

Other parts played by Simon Treves, Alex Lanipekun and Lloyd Woolf.

Producer: Marc Beeby

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2008.


TUE 18:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jp6f)
Series 1

Send for Paul Temple

By Timothy! A world of car-bombs, poison cocktails, gentlemen and rogues - where the villains had better watch out!

Detective aficionado and expert, Professor Jeffrey Richards recalls the indomitable husband and wife team, Paul and Steve Temple, who battled criminals and scoundrels.

Affectionate five-part series about popular radio detectives. Featuring the definitive Paul Temple actor, Peter Coke, plus vintage recordings from the legendary series.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


TUE 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b007jzss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Know Your Place (b018jpjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Football's Loyal Fans (b03j63jd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Shorts (b053693j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Charlotte Jones - Airswimming (b0075ck2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Love in Recovery (m00020z1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Wilson Dixon Line (b00knt17)
When Love Comes to Town (And Then Leaves Again)

Another chance to hear this affectionate tribute to the philosophy of country music. Cowboy philosopher Wilson Dixon shares his viewpoints on life, love and relationships through songs and anecdotes.

Saddled up with sidekick Snake Wizzelteats, his observations on everyday life draw the audience into world full of larger than life characters and situations. In episode three, When Loves Come To Town...And Then Leaves Again, Wilson talks about love and affairs of the heart. Hard done by love, he talks about his ex-wife Maureen, who pulled at Wilson's heart like he pulls on his guitar strings. Hold onto your stetson and get ready for the rocky ride of romance.

Wilson Dixon is the comic creation of Jesse Griffin and sidekick Snake Wizzelteats is performed by Jesse Budd.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0002695)
Flo and Joan 1/2

From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Sarah Campbell chats to musical comedians Flo and Joan.


TUE 23:00 Cowards (b007772j)
Series 1

Episode 2

Elephant rides and bear fights in the bizarre world of Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf. From April 2007.


TUE 23:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01by7cs)
Series 4

Sheffield

Comedian-activist Mark Thomas heads to Sheffield City Hall in search of new proposals for his People's Manifesto.

This week's agenda:

1) Councils to plant fruit trees in public spaces
2) 3 Years' free education for all between age 25 and retirement
and
3) Buckingham Palace to be converted into homeless flats

Plus lots of "any other business" suggestions for the studio audience, including a novel approach to reducing knife crime.

Written and presented by Mark Thomas
Produced by Colin Anderson.



WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY 2019

WED 00:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009lw5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jp6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Football's Loyal Fans (b03j63jd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out (b04wwpwg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00slxyd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mdyzz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b03s6ylk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Maria Edgeworth - The Absentee (b07b2phd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Just a Minute (b01bwfys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


WED 04:30 Up the Garden Path (b0081t4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Second Thoughts (b00kjsn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Love in Recovery (m00020z1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdj)
Episode 5

As suspicions over Palgrove grow, Inspector Purbright calls on his old friend Lucilla Teatime.

One of Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicles dramatised by Christopher Denys in 6 parts.

Stars John Rowe as Inspector Purbright, Paul Downing as Love, Russell Dixon as Dr Fergusson, Ann Rye as Lucilla Teatime, Geoffrey Banks as Mortimer Hive, Kathryn Hunt as Helen and Robin Polley as Sgt Malley.

Producer: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


WED 06:30 Merry Widows (b00mb9pk)
Women whose much-loved husbands have died describe finding unexpected happiness late in life, and the challenge of creating a new identity. Restarting a life when one suddenly finds oneself alone, having been married for decades, and for all of one's adult life, is never easy. There are contributions from women who had never lived on their own: people who married early, and happily, and stayed married. But then comes the blow of their husbands' death; they explain what happened next - and it surprised everyone

A Loftus Audio production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 07:00 Second Holmes (b0161p3d)
The Case of the Shadowed Minister

The grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson help a member of Parliament who claims he's being followed...

Six light-hearted adventures involving the grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson written by Grant Eustace

Starring Peter Egan as Stamford Holmes, Jeremy Nicholas as Dr Watson, Angela Down as Alex Messinger, Stuart Organ as Mr Belling, Jim Reid as Michael, Wendy Murray as Mrs Waterfield and Miranda Forbes as Mrs Belling.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.


WED 07:30 Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You (m000219n)
Series 2

Passions

Award-winning comedian and super-sharp everywoman Angela Barnes tackles life and love and, with the help of the audience, packs herself a fantasy coffin.

In part tribute to Angela's beloved late father - a larger than life gregarious character, he was a sex shop manager, naturist, and a big fan of caravans and pranks - Angela celebrates his carpe diem approach to life, and his motto "You Can't Take It With You".

When her father died very suddenly in 2008, Angela and her family proved him wrong and stuffed his coffin with sentimental keepsakes for his final journey. Angela now does the very same thing, nominating objects that she would choose to send on with her as mementoes of her life, and asking the audience to share items they would take with them, all acting as prompts for contemplative, heart-warming and captivating comedy.

Angela Barnes is a vivacious, critically acclaimed stand-up comic from Maidstone, Kent. After a career in health and social care, at the age of 33, she decided to pursue a long-held ambition and give comedy a go. Within a couple of years, Angela and her witty worldview had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award by a public vote, secured a weekly star slot in Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week and appeared on numerous radio and television shows including Loose Ends, The Now Show, The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC 3), and Mock The Week and Live at the Apollo (BBC 2). She has been the host of BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack for the last two series.

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b014246f)
Smugglers in the Solent

The crew of HMS Troutbridge is sent to pursue some marine miscreants.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queeg, Tenniel Evans as Leading Seamen Goldstein and Heather Chasen as Heather.

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 July 1965.


WED 08:30 Beyond Our Ken (m00023k4)
From 16/7/1959

Kenneth Horne takes his two nephews to the zoo and ‘Hornerama’ investigates Holidays.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and 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 July 1959.


WED 09:00 The 99p Challenge (b007js37)
Series 2

Episode 2

Crazy panel show capers as host Sue Perkins grills Simon Pegg, David Quantick, Peter Baynham and Richard Herring.

The game where someone stands to leave the studio 99p richer than when they came in.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2000.


WED 09:30 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008klgb)
Up the Pole

When Harold Perkins befriends the Carnival Queen, the workmates plot a little sabotage.

Six anarchic tales from those demob days “when we was going to build the new Jerusalem - you know, before the world turned lax and sour”.

Stars Norman Rossington as Big Jim, Roland Curram as Harold Perkins, Harold Goodwin as Old Ned, David John as Nimrod, Sylvester McCoy as Turps, David Beckett as Chick, Steven Harrold as Harry and Carol Hawkins as Miss James.

Narrated by Bernard Cribbins.

Written by Ted Walker.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


WED 10:00 Patrick Hamilton - Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07g8d1l)
The Midnight Bell

London, 1927: Bob meets a prostitute called Jenny and Ella is invited to the theatre by Mr Eccles.

Starring Steven Pacey as Bob, Annette Badland as Ella, Emily Morgan as Jenny and John Moffatt as Ernest Eccles

Patrick Hamilton's semi-autobiographical trilogy set in working class, inter-war London.

Violet.... Alice Arnold
Rex.... Christopher Good
Andy ... David Goudge
Tom ... Paul Downing
Marian .... Margot Boyd
Bella .... Joan Matheson
Ella's mother ..... Anna Cropper
Guvnor .... David King
Mrs Guvnor .... Jo Kendall
Other parts ..... Vincent Brimble, Brian Miller & Joan Walker

Dramatised for radio in three parts by Frederic Bradnum.

Producer: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


WED 11:00 Shorts (b053zwqr)
New Writing from Africa

Jagged Edges of a Disappearing Woman

A series of three specially commissioned stories by new writers from the African continent – writers who are part of an emerging literary scene bursting with young, talent.

In 'Jagged Edges of a Disappearing Woman' by the Kenyan author Ndinda Kioko, a man regains consciousness barely able to recognise himself.

Ndinda Kioko was brought up in Zimbabwe. This is her first story to be broadcast on radio.

Reader: Cornelius Macarthy

Commissioned for radio by Ellah Allfrey
Directed by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


WED 11:15 Nick Darke - Hooked (b0076hky)
A play about the Bass by Nick Darke

A stranger from London comes to Cornwall to seek advice on how to fish for bass, one of the most elusive, beautiful and tasty fish in the Atlantic. Peter and Myrna air their none too complimentary views on a man they call the Fanatic. A drama documentary.

The Fanatic: Mark Bazeley
Peter: Charlie Barnecut
Myrna: Diana Berriman

Produced in Bristol by Jeremy Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b014246f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (m00023k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Merry Widows (b00mb9pk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out (b04wwx1c)
Episode 3

Edmund and his wife discuss how to treat their new charge. Janet and Henry have a truly miserable time. Read by Claire Skinner.


WED 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00sm4m2)
Cutting the Slum Mind off at the Root

Michael Morpurgo traces the making of Britain's Welfare State amid concerns for children.


WED 14:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mf04n)
Episode 8

New bride Jennifer visits Neely, who has become a big Hollywood star. Stars Madeleine Potter, Harry Myers and Susan Jameson.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b03s754f)
Germaine Greer - White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Episode 3

Germaine Greer has bought a piece of battered rainforest on the Gold Coast. Now she has it, the task of restoring it seems overwhelming.

So she has to admit to her sister, a trained botanist, what she's done so they can come up with a plan.

Read by Germaine Greer
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4


WED 15:00 Patrick Hamilton - Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07g8d1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 99p Challenge (b007js37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008klgb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Second Holmes (b0161p3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You (m000219n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009m2ff)
The Tomorrow World

Major Barton and his team have located the Germans' secret weapon. But what exactly is it?

Simon Bovey's five-part sci-fi adventure series set during the Second World War.

Stars Rory Kinnear as Jurgen Rall, Tim McMullan as Major Barton, Ben Crowe as Lieutenant Dundas, Joannah Tincey as Kate Richey and Rachel Atkins as Trudi Schenk.

Producer: Marc Beeby

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2008.


WED 18:30 My Life in Five Books (b00v3cyk)
Series 1

Sir Terry Pratchett

Acclaimed author Sir Terry Pratchett has sold over 65 million books worldwide.

In conversation with Stuart Cosgrove, Sir Terry reveals the five most important books in his life. As well as revealing his literary secrets he tells Stuart about his life as a journalist, how he copes living with Alzheimer's and why he really wanted to be an astronomer.

Sir Terry died in March 2015 aged 66.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in October 2010


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b014246f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (m00023k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Merry Widows (b00mb9pk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Shorts (b053zwqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Nick Darke - Hooked (b0076hky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You (m000219n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Brig Society (b06fnkdj)
Series 3

The Housing Crisis

In this nicely-furnished affordable programme with very attractive views, Marcus Brigstocke decides to solve the housing crisis. He'll also be building a basement under the studio and knocking down a party wall he shares with The Archers.

With him on the show are stay-at-home twenty-somethings Margaret Cabourn-Smith ("Miranda"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head") and Tom Crowley, all of whom should really have fled the nest by now.

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Dan Tetsell

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


WED 23:00 The Flight of the Conchords (b00dn8cf)
Dan and the Panda

The Kiwi parody band aim for UK fame. Improvised comedy by Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, with Rob Brydon. From September 2005.


WED 23:30 We Are Klang: Amazing Lives (b007k3b7)
Poet

The late controversial poet Adam Croxton, according to those who knew him. Spoof with Greg Davies and Steve Hall. From March 2007.



THURSDAY 24 JANUARY 2019

THU 00:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009m2ff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 My Life in Five Books (b00v3cyk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Merry Widows (b00mb9pk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out (b04wwx1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00sm4m2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mf04n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b03s754f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Patrick Hamilton - Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07g8d1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The 99p Challenge (b007js37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008klgb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Second Holmes (b0161p3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You (m000219n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdt)
Episode 6

As Mortimer Hive enters the lion's den - can Inspector Purbright finally unravel the wicked web?

One of Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicles dramatised by Christopher Denys in 6 parts.

Stars John Rowe as Inspector Purbright, Geoffrey Banks as Mortimer Hive, Paul Downing as Love, Russell Dixon as Booker and Ann Rye as Lucilla Teatime.

Producer: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


THU 06:30 Lowry Revisited (b02yk9fj)
Few artists have divided opinion as strongly as Laurence Stephen Lowry. He's loved by millions of the general public, but many among the art establishment have accused him of amateurism - a 'Sunday Painter', extremely limited in the scope of his artistic ambition.

In the past, Lowry fans have accused the Tate of failing to adequately represent him on their gallery walls because of a Metropolitan and anti-Northern bias.

Now though, The Tate is set to launch the biggest Lowry exhibition since his death in 1976. The curators argue that, for too long, the north/south argument and the endless debate over whether he was too sentimental has overshadowed a fuller appreciation of the L S Lowry's worth - which comes through recognition of his connections with other traditions, particularly those from France.

Michael Symmons Roberts grew up in Manchester with Lowry paintings on the wall and he sets out to explore whether it is possible to get a fresh perspective on this most troublesome figure, questioning whether northerners themselves have stood in the way of fuller recognition of Lowry's qualities through being too defensive, too chippy over his legacy. Along the way Michael meets people who knew the artist well, and who worked alongside him in documenting the north-west landscape.

He asks the current crop of metropolitan art critics how they feel about the Tate being taken over by the rent collector from the north, and also talks to the curators of the exhibition about their desire to get past the old arguments and concentrate on what they regard as the outstanding quality of the artwork itself.

Producer: Geoff Bird
A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 07:00 Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman (b0075k85)
Episode 1

Disapproving of her husband Ken's gambling on horses, Margaret takes the reins.

Ken and Margaret Warburton find an absorbing new hobby to fill their retirement.

Dave Sheasby’s six-part horse-racing comedy - following on from ‘One Flat Summer’.

Stars Gillian Bevan as Margaret, Gerard McDermott as Ken, Tony Rohr as Eddie and Tracy-Ann Oberman as Karen.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.


THU 07:30 Mark Steel's in Town (m00021rb)
Series 9

Hastings

Mark Steel returns to Radio 4 with the ninth series of his award-winning show that travels around the country visiting towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness. After thoroughly researching each town, Mark writes and performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents.

In the first episode Mark visits Hastings.

Hastings is mainly known for its famous battle, but they don't like to go on about that. Apart from over seventy businesses with 1066 in the title, you hardly see it mentioned. A lot has happened there since 1066 though; they have an annual Pirates Day, for example, where everyone dresses as pirates and gets drunk. They have Jack in the Green day, where everyone paints themselves green and gets drunk. They also have a statue of a giant winkle, an alley under the prom with a spectacular light show and there are lots of lovely pubs too, where you can watch one of their thousands of bands... and get drunk. Oh, and there's a building supplier called William the Concreter.

Written and performed by Mark Steel
Additional material by Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator, Hayley Sterling / Beverly Tagg
Sound Manager, Jerry Peal
Producer, Carl Cooper

Picture Credit, Tom Stanier


THU 08:00 Something to Shout About (m0002475)
Series 2

Episode 10

Janet wants to learn to drive and buy a car. Her colleagues won’t stand in her way!

"A light-hearted exposé of the advertising world!". Set in a London ad agency called 'Apsley, Addis, Cohen, Barbican, Blythe, Giddy & Partners'.

Starring Michael Medwin as Michael, Fenella Fielding as Janet, Joan Sims as Mavis, Eleanor Summerfield as Maggie and Nicholas Phipps as Adrian. Other parts by Warren Mitchell.

Series two (of three) written by Myles Rudge with Ronnie Wolfe.

Producer: Eric Miller

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1961.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b00db5l2)
African Incident

Neddie Seagoon is dispatched to destroy a bridge built by British prisoners of war. Stars Peter Sellers. From December 1957.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m0002477)
Series 1

Martin Amis

James Walton chairs the knockabout book quiz testing Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Victoria Glendinning and Tracey Macleod..

Author of the week: Martin Amis

Reader: Rachel Atkins.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1998.


THU 09:30 Whatever Happened to...? (b00hqjg4)
Series 1

The Ugly Sisters

Scheming vixens or victims of character assassination by Cinderella's secret police?

Whatever happened to the Ugly Sisters?

Six-part series revealing the afterlife of some famous characters from children's fiction written by Adrian Mourby.

With Prunella Scales as Marie Claire, Eleanor Bron as Alexandra, Andrew Sachs as Napoleon, Jonathan Tafler as Knuppet, Peter Woodthorpe as Wordsworth and June Barrie as Cinderella,

Produced at BBC Bristol by Brian King

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


THU 10:00 Patrick Hamilton - Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07gbpn0)
The Siege of Pleasure

London, 1927. Prostitute Jenny tells of her fall from grace and Mr Eccles makes plain his feelings for Ella.

Starring Steven Pacey as Bob, Annette Badland as Ella, Emily Morgan as Jenny and John Moffatt as Ernest Eccles

Patrick Hamilton’s semi-autobiographical trilogy set in working class, inter-war London.

Rex.... Christopher Good
Andy .... David Goudge
Marian ....Margot Boyd
Bella .... Joan Matheson
Tom ... Paul Downing
Violet ... Alice Arnold
Prunella .... Elizabeth Mansfield
Guvnor .... David King
Mrs Guvnor .... Jo Kendall

Dramatised for radio in three parts by Frederic Bradnum.

Producer: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


THU 11:00 Shorts (b054ph5d)
New Writing from Africa

A Tranquil Mind

A series of three specially commissioned stories by new writers from the African continent – writers who are part of an emerging literary scene bursting with young, talent.
In The Tranquil Minds by the Zimbabwean author Tonderai Munyevu, a recently widowed therapist prepares to return to work.

Tonderai Munyevu was brought up in Zimbabwe. This is his first story to be broadcast on radio.

Reader: Adjoa Andoh

Commissioned for radio by Ellah Allfrey
Directed by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


THU 11:15 Michael Mears - A Slow Train to Woking (b0075wbp)
Daniel's biggest headache in life is his dear old mother Lil.

With her eccentric demands and obsession with hymn singing, he dreads the routine of his weekly visits.

That is why he always takes the slow train.

Mears plays all 28 characters in this emotive comedy.

Written and performed by Michael Mears.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000


THU 12:00 Something to Shout About (m0002475)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b00db5l2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Lowry Revisited (b02yk9fj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out (b04wxl6h)
Episode 4

Edmund takes Arabella to London and treats her to lunch. Then events take a completely unexpected turn. Read by Claire Skinner.


THU 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00sm5xl)
They'd some Queer Ideas at the Clinic

Michael Morpurgo discovers how behaviourists and Freudians battled over techniques for bringing up children.


THU 14:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mf36d)
Episode 9

Jennifer is invited to star in French films and Anne gets work in the new medium - television. Jacqueline Susann drama with Julia Ford.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b03s9tm1)
Germaine Greer - White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Episode 4

The hero of Germaine Greer's rainforest is the rare White Beech tree although, with further research, she discovers it is neither white nor a beech. However, after years of misguided exploitation, it is one of the most endangered species of the forest. A tragedy she is determined to put right.

Read by Germaine Greer
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4


THU 15:00 Patrick Hamilton - Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07gbpn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m0002477)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Whatever Happened to...? (b00hqjg4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman (b0075k85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Mark Steel's in Town (m00021rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009m464)
This Island Earth

Things can't get much worse for Major Barton and his team in their wartime efforts. Or can they?

Simon Bovey's sci-fi adventure series set during the Second World War.

Stars Rory Kinnear as Jurgen Rall, Tim McMullan as Major Barton, Joannah Tincey as Kate Richey, Ben Crowe as Lieutenant Dundas, Rachel Atkins as Trudi Schenk and Laura Molyneux as Slipstream.

Other parts played by Simon Treves, Sam Pamphilon, Alex Lanipekun and Lloyd Woolf.

Producer: Marc Beeby

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2008.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b01l7spw)
Series 28

Henry Cooper

The date is June 18 1963, the final seconds of the fourth round of a boxing match. In the ring, Henry Cooper, eight years older and 26 pounds lighter than his opponent, Cassius Clay. And then Cooper hits Clay, just as the bell rings.

Des Lynam was Henry Cooper's boxing co-commentator for many years. He nominates our 'Enery - or Lord 'Enery as he became - as the representative of a different era of sporting prowess. Winner of three Lonsdale belts, but never world champion himself, Henry Cooper is always remembered for his two fights with Cassius Clay, later Muhammed Ali. The programme features archive of the first of those fights, plus the voice of Cooper's famous manager, the Bishop, also known as Jim Wicks. Expert opinion is provided by Norman Giller, author of Henry Cooper: A Hero For All Time.

The presenter is Matthew Parris, the producer Miles Warde.


THU 19:00 Something to Shout About (m0002475)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b00db5l2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Lowry Revisited (b02yk9fj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Shorts (b054ph5d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Michael Mears - A Slow Train to Woking (b0075wbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (m00021rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 iGod (b00x41ns)
Fame

iGOD is a highly original and funny new late-night comedy series for Radio 4. It stars Simon Day (The Fast Show) and David Soul (Starsky & Hutch) and is written by one of the head writers of the BAFTA award-winning The Thick Of It, Sean Gray and produced by Simon Nicholls (Ed Reardon's Week / News At Bedtime).

We all worry about the end of the world, as economists and environmentalists speak in apocalyptic terms everyday. iGOD says that trying to predict the end of the world is as pointless as moisturising an elephant's elbow.

In each episode, an unnamed, all-seeing narrator (David Soul - Starsky and Hutch) shows us that it is stupid to be worrying, as he looks back at some of the most entertaining apocalypses on parallel Earths. Each week our case study is a normal bloke called Ian (Simon Day) who manages to accidentally initiate the apocalypse of a different parallel world through a seemingly harmless single act (telling a lie, being lazy, cooking some lambshanks). A succession of comic vignettes ensue that escalate to the end of a parallel world.

With a full-range of sound effects and wonderfully funny and surreal twists, iGOD will be a true aural extravaganza.

Written by
SEAN GRAY

Produced by
SIMON NICHOLLS.


THU 22:45 The News at Bedtime (b00pftgn)
Series 1

Episode 5

Twin presenters John Tweedledum and Jim Tweedledee present in-depth news analysis covering the latest stories happening this 'once upon a time'.

Mary Mary reports on a medical mystery involving an old woman who swallowed a fly.

With Jack Dee, Peter Capaldi, Fi Glover, Lewis MacLeod, Alex MacQueen, Lucy Montgomery, Vicki Pepperdine, Dan Tetsell.

Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0002699)
Flo and Joan 2/2

From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Sarah Campbell chats again to musical comedians Flo and Joan.


THU 23:00 What the Future? (b04svjbv)
Series 1

Living longer

As we all live longer, soon the elderly population outnumbers the young. The multiplexes are crammed full of sex romps starring Bill Nighy and soluble ham is a big seller. Soon, the Baby Boomers take over. While young people starve and suffer, the old blow billions on sending Danny Baker to the moon. But the population shrinks, and the elderly take drastic measures to solve the problem, creating something called a Sentient Organ Sac. It doesn't go well.

Kirsty Wark presents a documentary from the future... Starring Nadia Kamil, Geoffrey McGivern, Kieran Hogson, and Alistair McGowan. With Alice Scott-Gemmill, Ewan Bailey, Roslyn Hill, Hannah Genesius, Monty d'Inverno and Paul Heath.

Recorded 30 years from now, What the Future plunges into the world of tomorrow and investigates how decisions and actions concerning the current topics of today could have massive repercussions on our later lives. Dealing with issues ripped from the headlines, torn from the news agenda and hacked to shreds from Facebook feeds, WTF investigates how a single alteration now could create a chain reaction that permanently compromises the future for all.

Written by Madeleine Brettingham, Steve Burge and Dale Shaw.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


THU 23:30 Bleak Expectations (b01nxt2d)
Series 5

A Pleasant Yet Dull Life Re-Evilled

Bleak Expectations
By Mark Evans
Volume 5, Chapter 1: Episode One: 'A Pleasant Yet Dull Life Re-Evilled'

The Dickensian comedy adventure returns. Pip Bin is beginning to miss the conflict with his absent evil nemesis Mr Gently Benevolent when he receives an intriguing invitation to a house party with Britain's poshest man, the Baron-Viscount-Marqu-earl-et the Lord-Dukey Clampvulture of Too-Many Titles. But one of the other guests may not be all he seems....

Produced by Gareth Edwards.



FRIDAY 25 JANUARY 2019

FRI 00:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009m464)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b01l7spw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home (b007jtdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Lowry Revisited (b02yk9fj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out (b04wxl6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00sm5xl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mf36d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b03s9tm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Patrick Hamilton - Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07gbpn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m0002477)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Whatever Happened to...? (b00hqjg4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman (b0075k85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Mark Steel's in Town (m00021rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Henri Castang - Not as Far as Velma (b07wb50w)
A Landlady Goes Missing

In a Northern French town, a young widow vanishes.

Newly-promoted Commissaire Henri Castang wonders why the last name in the register of the tiny hotel she runs is that of a Jewish painter who never set foot there...?

Van der Valk creator, Nicolas Freeling's thriller stars Keith Barron as Castang, Edita Brychta as Vera, Clive Swift as Marklake, Auriol Smith as Gabrielle, Michael Kilgarriff as Goubin and Nigel Carrington as Nelson

First published in 1989, this is the 11th novel in Freeling's sixteen strong series featuring Henri Castang. The London-born author died 2003 aged 76.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


FRI 06:30 Music From Beyond the Veil (b00ljyn0)
Prof Paul Robertson examines the claims and counter-claims for musical mediumship and asks whether musical inspiration comes from within ourselves or if it could come from somewhere beyond.

He recounts the story of how, 40 years ago, a Balham housewife and medium with little musical training created a sensation when she claimed to have received new works from beyond the grave from Liszt, Brahms, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and other great composers. Rosemary Brown's abilities divided the musical world, with her supporters convinced that the works were genuine while her critics dismissed them as pastiche.


FRI 07:00 Two Doors Down (b008h68b)
Series 2

Druids and Draws

Edith Miss Black's lodger, Victor, the Ulster-Scots poet, has fallen in love with a Celtic druid, Anashuya - and brought her back to Belfast

Series two of Annie McCartney's four-part sitcom about the bohemian residents of Marlborough Road in Belfast saved from chaos by their cleaning lady, Sally.

Starring Stella McCusker as Sally, Marcella Riordan as Clare, Katy Gleadhill as Evie, Alan Mckee as Victor, Laura Hughes as Anashuya, Roma Tomelty as Miss Black, Gerard Murphy as Fintan, Emily Walmsley as Layla, Richard Clements as Rory, Gerry Anderson as Himself and Hannah R Gordon as Anna.

Director: Tanya Nash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


FRI 07:30 The Rivals (b082x79t)
Series 4

The Mystery of the Scarlet Thread

By Jacques Futrelle.

Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. Lestrade enlists the help of 'the Thinking Machine' Professor SFX Van Dusen with what he suspects may be a series of attempted murders. City dealer Nicholas Henley, has nearly been gassed three times in apparent accidents in the luxury flats of Malplaquet House. All the residents have secrets, but which one of them is out to get Henley?

Lestrade ..... James Fleet
Van Dusen .... Tony Gardner
Nicolas Henley .... Nick Underwood
Charlotte Lipscombe .... Joannah Tincey
Reginald Cabell .... James Lailey
Miss Regnier .... Kirsty Oswald
Burlingame .... Brian Protheroe
Pemberley .... Sean Baker

Producer: Liz Webb.


FRI 08:00 Thirty Minutes Worth (b00r7q2v)
From 09/10/1988

Harry Worth's got a new camera - and havoc awaits at a wedding.

Starring Harry Worth. With Jacqueline Clarke, Charles Collingwood, Julie Higginson and John Savident.

Script by Vince Powell.

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1988.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b00s7r4n)
Series 1

The Holiday

Harold fancies a holiday by himself in France, but his father Albert is not so keen.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962. The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

Adapted for radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by Gale Pedrick.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1966.


FRI 09:00 Foul Play (b00yy8yz)
Series 4

Deadline News

Crime writers Ruth Dudley Edwards and Robert Richardson try to solve the murder of a model.

With the help of witnesses played by Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.


FRI 09:30 Anything Legal (b0085hnm)
Episode 4

George and Charles tackle a horrid child and a bizarre giant in their new business offering anything legal...

A Tale of Two City Gents by Wally K Daly

Starring Donald Hewlett as Charles, Michael Knowles as George, Madeline Smith as Isabel, Stephen Grief as Little Willy, Elizabeth Proud as Simon and Frances Jeater as Miss Folliate.

Theme music by Jim Parker

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1984.


FRI 10:00 Patrick Hamilton - Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07gcj61)
The Plains of Cement

London, 1927. Bob gives Jenny an ultimatum and Ella confronts Mr Eccles.

Starring Steven Pacey as Bob, Annette Badland as Ella, Emily Morgan as Jenny
and John Moffatt as Ernest Eccles

Patrick Hamilton’s semi-autobiographical trilogy set in working class, inter-war London.

Ella's mother ..... Anna Cropper
Prosser.....Geoffrey Whitehead
Prunella ..... Elizabeth Mansfield
Sammy.... Tina Marian
Andy ... David Goudge
Guvnor .... David King
Mrs Guvnor .... Jo Kendall
Other parts ..... Donald Gee, Michael Kilgarriff & Marcia King
Dramatised for radio in three parts by Frederic Bradnum.

Producer: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00025wf)
Luke Jones: Song Exploder

Amanda Litherland and Luke Jones recommend the best podcasts.


FRI 12:00 Thirty Minutes Worth (b00r7q2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b00s7r4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Henri Castang - Not as Far as Velma (b07wb50w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Music From Beyond the Veil (b00ljyn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out (b04wxmvg)
Episode 5

Edmund's attraction intensifies, but Arabella seems to be cooling off. Meanwhile, his absence is noted. Read by Claire Skinner.


FRI 14:15 The Invention of Childhood (b00sm8nf)
Charlie Chaplin Went to France to Teach Ladies How to Dance

Michael Morpurgo discovers new forms of entertainment available to children in the first half of the 20th century.


FRI 14:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (b00mfhv8)
Episode 10

Neely has won an Academy Award, but her second marriage is already on the rocks. Jacqueline Susann drama with Madeleine Potter.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b03s9y35)
Germaine Greer - White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Episode 5

Germaine Greer returns from a six month stay in England to find some exciting plantlings in her propagation unit in the rainforest. And though they look nothing like their parent, she is sure she knows what they will grow into. It is a triumph that makes all the hard work, worry and expense worthwhile.

Read by Germaine Greer
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 15:00 Patrick Hamilton - Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (b07gcj61)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Foul Play (b00yy8yz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Anything Legal (b0085hnm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Two Doors Down (b008h68b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Rivals (b082x79t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Simon Bovey - Slipstream (b009mbjn)
Fight for the Future

Jurgen and Kate are desperate to get the weapon away before all is lost...

Conclusion of Simon Bovey's sci-fi adventure series set during the Second World War.

Stars Rory Kinnear as Jurgen Rall, Tim McMullan as Major Barton, Joannah Tincey as Kate Richey, Ben Crowe as Lieutenant Dundas, Rachel Atkins as Trudi Schenk, Peter Marinker as Brigadier Erskine and Laura Molyneux as Slipstream.

Other parts played by Simon Treves, Sam Pamphilon, Alex Lanipekun and Lloyd Woolf.

Producer: Marc Beeby

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2008.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b00769r8)
Fashionable Opinions

4 Extra Debut. Irish novelist Anne Enright and journalist Bill Hagerty join Peter Rhodes to consider received wisdom. From September 2002.

In each programme, Matthew Parris introduces a group 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 Thirty Minutes Worth (b00r7q2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b00s7r4n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Henri Castang - Not as Far as Velma (b07wb50w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Music From Beyond the Veil (b00ljyn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00025wf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 The Rivals (b082x79t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b07k08xb)
Series 1

Episode 3

A new show from the internationally acclaimed master of the one-liner Tim Vine sees Tim interview members of his live audience as he embarks on a quest to hear the life stories of the Great British public while simultaneously showcasing his trademark gleeful wordplay and preposterous songs.

This week, a job interview for Tim and an encounter with an anaconda.

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0002c8q)
Sarah Keyworth 1/3

Angela Barnes chats to the Comedy Award nominated comedian Sarah Keyworth.


FRI 23:00 Rubbish (b00853km)
Series 2

Liar

And why are you late? Disillusioned recycling officer Martin has his patience tested when a game gets out of hand.

Series two of Tony Bagley’s sitcom set in a local government office.

Stars Reece Dinsdale as Martin, Neil Dudgeon as John, Pippa Haywood as Sarah, Matthew Cottle as Barney, Kevin Eldon as Scott, Katy Brand as Tristana, Orianne Messina as Karen and Claire Bartlett as Marie.

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


FRI 23:30 A Look Back at the Future (b01rszvs)
2021

Recorded in June 1994, Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and Tony Hawks recall a year that was yet to be: 2021 – finding helium in the air and 'Casablanca: The Sound Man's Cut'.

Everything you wanted to know then, about the 21st century.

Written by Mark Burton, John O'Farrell and Pete Sinclair.

Producer: Caroline Leddy

First broadcast (with the aid of a crystal ball) on Radio 4 in July 1994.




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

15 Minute Drama 00:00 SAT (b07j7ntw)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b007sprd)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b007sprd)

A Look Back at the Future 23:30 FRI (b01rszvs)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:30 SUN (b007jp89)

All Gas and Gaiters 12:30 SUN (b007jp89)

Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You 07:30 WED (m000219n)

Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You 17:30 WED (m000219n)

Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You 22:00 WED (m000219n)

Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You 05:30 THU (m000219n)

Anything Legal 04:30 SAT (b0084hrs)

Anything Legal 09:30 FRI (b0085hnm)

Anything Legal 16:30 FRI (b0085hnm)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 WED (m00023k4)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 WED (m00023k4)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 WED (m00023k4)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 09:30 WED (b008klgb)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 16:30 WED (b008klgb)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 04:30 THU (b008klgb)

Bleak Expectations 23:30 THU (b01nxt2d)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b04bs0mp)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b03s6mdt)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b03s6mdt)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b03s6ylk)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b03s6ylk)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b03s754f)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b03s754f)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b03s9tm1)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b03s9tm1)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b03s9y35)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b01390bf)

Charlotte Jones - Airswimming 11:15 TUE (b0075ck2)

Charlotte Jones - Airswimming 21:15 TUE (b0075ck2)

Classic Serial 03:00 SAT (m0002245)

Comic Fringes 11:45 MON (b04dh3xk)

Comic Fringes 21:45 MON (b04dh3xk)

Cowards 23:00 TUE (b007772j)

Crazy Big Fish 07:00 MON (b0075z0w)

Crazy Big Fish 17:00 MON (b0075z0w)

Crazy Big Fish 05:00 TUE (b0075z0w)

Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman 07:00 THU (b0075k85)

Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman 17:00 THU (b0075k85)

Dave Sheasby - Sharing Fatman 05:00 FRI (b0075k85)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 14:35 SAT (b01130qm)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 02:35 SUN (b01130qm)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:50 SUN (b011ckxz)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 19:50 SUN (b011ckxz)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b016n7xl)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b016n7xl)

EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out 14:00 MON (b00769kx)

EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out 02:00 TUE (b00769kx)

EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out 14:00 TUE (b04wwpwg)

EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out 02:00 WED (b04wwpwg)

EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out 14:00 WED (b04wwx1c)

EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out 02:00 THU (b04wwx1c)

EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out 14:00 THU (b04wxl6h)

EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out 02:00 FRI (b04wxl6h)

EJ Howard - Odd Girl Out 14:00 FRI (b04wxmvg)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 08:00 SAT (b00rl56f)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 15:00 SAT (b00rl56f)

Ed Doolan Interviews... 03:00 SUN (b00rl56f)

Elastic Planet 23:45 MON (b0089jhr)

Elastic Planet 09:45 TUE (b0089jhr)

Football's Loyal Fans 06:30 TUE (b03j63jd)

Football's Loyal Fans 13:30 TUE (b03j63jd)

Football's Loyal Fans 20:30 TUE (b03j63jd)

Football's Loyal Fans 01:30 WED (b03j63jd)

Foul Play 09:00 FRI (b00yy8yz)

Foul Play 16:00 FRI (b00yy8yz)

Frankly Speaking 14:15 SAT (b055q3p1)

Frankly Speaking 02:15 SUN (b055q3p1)

GK Chesterton - The Club of Queer Trades 09:30 MON (b0076rdw)

GK Chesterton - The Club of Queer Trades 16:30 MON (b0076rdw)

GK Chesterton - The Club of Queer Trades 04:30 TUE (b0076rdw)

Girl with Dove (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (m00022s7)

Girl with Dove (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (m00022s7)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b01l7spw)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b01l7spw)

Guess What? 04:00 SAT (b068bf83)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:30 SAT (b00898pr)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b0089k50)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 MON (b0089k50)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 MON (b0089k50)

Henri Castang - Not as Far as Velma 06:00 FRI (b07wb50w)

Henri Castang - Not as Far as Velma 13:00 FRI (b07wb50w)

Henri Castang - Not as Far as Velma 20:00 FRI (b07wb50w)

Hood 06:00 SAT (b072nn3t)

Hood 16:00 SAT (b072nn3t)

Hood 04:00 SUN (b072nn3t)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (m00022sq)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (m00022sq)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 01:00 SAT (b007jsnp)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 06:00 MON (b007jsnz)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 13:00 MON (b007jsnz)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 20:00 MON (b007jsnz)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 01:00 TUE (b007jsnz)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 06:00 TUE (b007jtd5)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 13:00 TUE (b007jtd5)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 20:00 TUE (b007jtd5)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 01:00 WED (b007jtd5)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 06:00 WED (b007jtdj)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 13:00 WED (b007jtdj)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 20:00 WED (b007jtdj)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 01:00 THU (b007jtdj)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 06:00 THU (b007jtdt)

Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home 13:00 THU (b007jtdt)

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It's My Story 06:30 MON (b00scvqh)

It's My Story 13:30 MON (b00scvqh)

It's My Story 20:30 MON (b00scvqh)

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Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b00mdn40)

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James Follett - Devil to Pay 00:15 SAT (b06yk87w)

Joe Queenan: My Years of Awe and Wonder 09:00 SAT (b07wxpqh)

Joe Queenan: My Years of Awe and Wonder 19:00 SAT (b07wxpqh)

Just a Minute 12:00 SAT (m00020sl)

Just a Minute 09:00 MON (b01bwfys)

Just a Minute 16:00 MON (b01bwfys)

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Kenneth Williams - Ad Lib 14:45 SAT (b05sxww6)

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Know Your Place 08:30 TUE (b018jpjy)

Know Your Place 12:30 TUE (b018jpjy)

Know Your Place 19:30 TUE (b018jpjy)

Lady Faustus 18:00 SAT (m00022ss)

Lady Faustus 00:00 SUN (m00022ss)

Laurie Graham - Perfect Meringues 16:00 SUN (b0075m9z)

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Life With The Lyons 08:00 SUN (m00022s5)

Life With The Lyons 12:00 SUN (m00022s5)

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World 22:30 MON (b007qx6z)

Love in Recovery 07:30 TUE (m00020z1)

Love in Recovery 17:30 TUE (m00020z1)

Love in Recovery 22:00 TUE (m00020z1)

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Lowry Revisited 06:30 THU (b02yk9fj)

Lowry Revisited 13:30 THU (b02yk9fj)

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Maria Edgeworth - The Absentee 10:00 MON (b079z6rw)

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Mark Steel's in Town 07:30 THU (m00021rb)

Mark Steel's in Town 17:30 THU (m00021rb)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 THU (m00021rb)

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Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 23:30 TUE (b01by7cs)

Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better 23:30 SAT (b00db05r)

Matt Bloom - Find Me 18:00 SUN (b0076h5d)

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Merry Widows 06:30 WED (b00mb9pk)

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Michael Mears - A Slow Train to Woking 11:15 THU (b0075wbp)

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Music From Beyond the Veil 06:30 FRI (b00ljyn0)

Music From Beyond the Veil 13:30 FRI (b00ljyn0)

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My Life in Five Books 18:30 WED (b00v3cyk)

My Life in Five Books 00:30 THU (b00v3cyk)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 SAT (b04tlk9h)

Nawal Gadalla - The Year of the Cat 07:15 SUN (m00022s3)

Nawal Gadalla - The Year of the Cat 14:15 SUN (m00022s3)

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Nick Darke - Hooked 11:15 WED (b0076hky)

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Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b00769n0)

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Parsley Sidings 08:30 MON (b007jp25)

Parsley Sidings 12:30 MON (b007jp25)

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Patrick Hamilton - Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky 10:00 WED (b07g8d1l)

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Patrick Hamilton - Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky 10:00 FRI (b07gcj61)

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Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m00025wf)

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Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m00022sf)

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Polyoaks 23:00 SUN (b0460zmg)

Radio Active 23:30 SUN (b007jrnl)

Riot Girls: How To Be A Woman (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (m000257r)

Riot Girls: How To Be A Woman (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (m000257r)

Rubbish 23:00 FRI (b00853km)

Second Holmes 07:00 WED (b0161p3d)

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Second Thoughts 07:00 TUE (b00kjsn6)

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Short Works: A Season of Murder, Mystery and Suspense 02:45 SAT (m0002249)

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Simon Bovey - Slipstream 18:00 MON (b009l6sv)

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Snapshots in the Dark 15:45 SUN (b0075qfz)

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Something to Shout About 08:00 THU (m0002475)

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Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b00s7r4n)

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Swansong 07:30 SAT (b01npjxh)

Swansong 17:30 SAT (b01npjxh)

Swansong 05:30 SUN (b01npjxh)

The 99p Challenge 09:00 WED (b007js37)

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The Brig Society 22:30 WED (b06fnkdj)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (m0002695)

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The Flight of the Conchords 23:00 WED (b00dn8cf)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b00db5l2)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b00db5l2)

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The Invention of Childhood 02:15 SAT (b00sjw36)

The Invention of Childhood 14:15 MON (b00slqvb)

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The Invention of Childhood 14:15 TUE (b00slxyd)

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The Invention of Childhood 14:15 WED (b00sm4m2)

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The Invention of Childhood 14:15 THU (b00sm5xl)

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The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b07yszwr)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b07yszwr)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b08brwgt)

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The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 TUE (b01n9yfs)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b014246f)

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The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (m000243b)

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The News at Bedtime 22:45 THU (b00pftgn)

The Penny Dreadfuls Present 22:30 SUN (b00gpbcq)

The Radio Detectives 18:30 TUE (b007jp6f)

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The Rat King by John Connolly 18:45 SUN (m00022sh)

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The Rivals 05:30 SAT (b082fgt8)

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The Rivals 22:00 FRI (b082x79t)

The Simon Day Show 23:00 SAT (b01k2bw9)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 08:00 TUE (b007jzss)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 12:00 TUE (b007jzss)

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter 19:00 TUE (b007jzss)

The TED Interview 11:00 MON (m00022xt)

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The Tim Vine Chat Show 22:30 FRI (b07k08xb)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (m00020kf)

The Unbelievable Truth 17:30 MON (m00020kf)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (m00020kf)

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The Wilson Dixon Line 22:30 TUE (b00knt17)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (m0002477)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (m0002477)

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Thirty Minutes Worth 08:00 FRI (b00r7q2v)

Thirty Minutes Worth 12:00 FRI (b00r7q2v)

Thirty Minutes Worth 19:00 FRI (b00r7q2v)

Tim Key's Easy USSR 01:30 SAT (b03h30gb)

Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' 07:30 SUN (b047c476)

Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' 17:30 SUN (b047c476)

Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' 22:00 SUN (b047c476)

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Two Doors Down 05:00 SAT (b008gbvs)

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Two Doors Down 17:00 FRI (b008h68b)

Up the Garden Path 16:30 TUE (b0081t4t)

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Washington Black 14:30 SUN (m00022sc)

Washington Black 02:30 MON (m00022sc)

We Are Klang: Amazing Lives 23:30 WED (b007k3b7)

What the Future? 23:00 THU (b04svjbv)

Whatever Happened to...? 09:30 THU (b00hqjg4)

Whatever Happened to...? 16:30 THU (b00hqjg4)

Whatever Happened to...? 04:30 FRI (b00hqjg4)

iGod 22:30 THU (b00x41ns)