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SATURDAY 02 MARCH 2019

SAT 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmdr)
Series 1

Threshold of Stars

"And what happens if we fail the test?".

"It's obvious we'll be killed."

Held captive by their abductors, the Space Force crew discover exactly what the aliens are after - while Chipper causes concern.

Charles Chilton's intergalatic adventure in six-parts starring Barry Foster as Captain Saxon Berry, Nicky Henson as Chipper, Nigel Stock as Magnus, Tony Osoba as Lauderic, Wendy Murray as Ifwa, Theresa Streatfeild as Treia, Lolly Cockerell as Voedica and Jenny Twigge as Jennie.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b0076cwt)
Rules

Rules and how to break them. Matthew Parris joins Pauline Melville, journalist Matthew Syed and writer Hugh Collins.

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 2003.


SAT 01:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d8km5)
Episode 4

Dubbed Captain Clegg, the swashbuckling hero wins renown as the most feared of pirates. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


SAT 01:30 The Thrilla in Manila (b01rr48f)
Manila, 1975. President Ferdinand Marcos maintains a tight grip over his nation. For three years martial law has silenced opposition and strengthened his rule but what he longs for most is international prestige and national love. What he needs is the greatest sporting event his nation has ever seen. A titanic clash between the two greatest heavyweights of their day, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. The whole world would watch as one of boxing's most brutal and legendary fights unfolded but how on earth did the fight ever take place? John McDonald gets the inside story from those commanded by the Philippines dictator to make boxing history

Producer: Mark Burman.


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b065xk29)
Go Set a Watchman

Episode 10

GO SET A WATCHMAN

In the literary event of the year Harper Lee's explosive second novel has finally been published. Believed lost for decades after the publication of 'To Kill A Mockingbird', this book revisits much-loved characters, this time through adult eyes. This abridgement for Book at Bedtime brings a compelling and important release to Radio 4.

Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch travels from New York to Maycomb for her annual visit home. It's always a relief to slip into the comfortable rhythms of the South; to spend time with her beloved father Atticus and rekindle her spiky relationship with Aunt Alexandra. But mid-50s Alabama is not the same place where young Scout spent idyllic summers with brother Jem, and the 26-year old will be betrayed and have her trust shattered before she is able to become her own woman.

Harper Lee is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'To Kill A Mockingbird', a book which has been studied, loved, wept over and revered by generations since its publication in 1960. She lives in Monroeville, Alabama.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Written by Harper Lee

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.


SAT 02:15 On the Map (b00rlwwy)
Maps of the Mind

Self-confessed map addict Mike Parker explores modern cartography.

Maps of the Mind. The most powerful maps aren't found on paper or a computer screen. They're the maps we hold in our memories and imaginations. Mike Parker visits a primary school in his home town to compare the pupils' maps with his own, drawn from childhood recollection. And he takes a trip to Ambridge, home of the Archers, to meet Eddie Grundy and ask him for directions around the village.

From 2010.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b046p078)
Modesty Blaise

Episode 5

Modesty and Willie are being held by ruthless villain Gabriel on a remote Mediterranean island. He has used them to help him steal a huge consignment of diamonds but now has no further use for them. Propects look bad for the pair and they must call upon all their resources to save the day.

Modesty Blaise, by Peter O'Donnell, was adapted from the novel of the same name by Stef Penney.

Cast

Modesty Blaise . . . Daphne Alexander, Willie Garvin . . . Neil Maskell, Sir Gerald Tarrant . . . Alun Armstrong, Gabriel . . . Ewan Bailey, McWhirter . . . Alex Ferns, Grant . . . Matthew Gravelle, Paul . . . John Hollingworth.

With an original score by Goldfrapp's Will Gregory, arranged by Ian Gardiner, and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, produced and directed by Kate McAll


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b03zdkjz)
Thomas Brothers - Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism

Episode 5

A definitive account by Thomas Brothers of Louis Armstrong, his life and legacy, during the most creative period of his career.

Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago's music scene under the tutelage of Joe 'King' Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A trumpet virtuoso, seductive crooner, and consummate entertainer, Armstrong laid the foundation for the future of jazz with his stylistic innovations. But his story would be incomplete without examining how he struggled in a society seething with brutally racist ideologies, laws, and practices.

Episode 5:
Louis befriends Al Capone. He's singing and dancing for white audiences, and embracing the popular big band sound, but is he selling out?

Reader: Colin McFarlane
Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 03:00 Saturday Drama (b04dh091)
Murder Under Trust: The Massacre at Glencoe

In 1692 soldiers billeted in the homes of the MacDonald clan in Glencoe rose up and killed their hosts. Was this Highland massacre the inevitable outcome of a long-standing clan feud? Or were there other factors behind this infamous betrayal? Adrian Bean's play - based on the contemporary parliamentary Commission Of Enquiry into the massacre and on historian John Prebble's seminal book, Glencoe - dramatises these tragic 17th century events.

Producer/director: Bruce Young.


SAT 04:00 Foul Play (b00zshr5)
Series 4

Dead as a Parrot

Crime writers Ian Rankin and Stella Duffy try to solve a murder mystery involving footballers and models.

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

Murder mystery panel game chaired by Simon Brett.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


SAT 04:30 Mr Finchley Takes the Road (b007k0qs)
Episode 1

Mr Finchley falls in love with a canary-coloured caravan and a rather stubborn horse.

Victor Canning's novel about the adventures of a man and his horse-drawn caravan touring the 1930s countryside of Kent.

Richard Griffiths stars as Mr Finchley.

With Dinah Sheridan as Mrs Finchley, Ron Pember as Mr Rivers, Peter Vaughan as Turk.James Grout as Mr Sprake and Alan Thompson as Mr Harricot.

Narrated by James Villiers.

Adapted in six parts by Andy and Eric Merriman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1993.


SAT 05:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b04fyjqb)
Series 1

Autumn

Episode Four and it's a new season of the year in this Englishman abroad sitcom from Danny Robins (the writer of the Lenny Henry comedy 'Rudy's Rare Records') This series is set and recorded in Sweden and stars Adam Riches, Danny Robins and some of Sweden's most popular TV comedy actors. Geoff, a marginally successful stand-up comic from London, is moving to the tiny, cold and unpronounceable village of Yxsjö in northern Sweden; a culture shock forced on him by his Swedish girlfriend Linda's decision to move home to raise their child. This series follows his first year attempting to settle in his new home, each episode set in a different season.

Geoff has to contend with snow, moose, pickled herring, unemployment, snow, Maypole dancing, snowmobiles, snow, meatball rolling, saunas, social democracy, snow, the weirdest pizzas in Europe, bears, deep forests, death metal, illegal alcohol, snow... Above all he has a new family to contend with. The Andersson's bewilder him - from father Sten (Thomas Oredsson - Crimes of Passion to be broadcast on BBC Four this year), who has a worrying tendency to growl like a bear and threaten him with any blunt instrument to hand to Gunilla (playwright and comedian Anna-Lena Bergelin), who threatens him with naked folk-dancing. It's worth it all for Linda, of course, apart from her new found urge to conform with everything and except for her brother, a Goth with a propensity to set fire to things. And his fellow immigrants are no less unsettling: Ian (Danny Robins), a divorcee, who has been depressed for the last eight years and Soran (Farshad Kohlgi - The Killing), a Danish Kurd with Swedophobia.

Episode 4 -"Autumn": In which Geoff tries to be different, a heavily pregnant Linda throws a "fika" party and Sten campaigns for re-election

Writer: Danny Robins
Director: Frank Stirling
A Unique Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 05:30 Clare in the Community (b084x76y)
Series 11

Joan Alone

Episode 5 - Joan Alone

Joan's birthday offers Clare a really good example of why it's so important to be aware of loneliness and isolation in the community. With added morris dancing.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production.


SAT 06:00 Daphne du Maurier - The Years Between (b00qm3c3)
In the early 1940s, Diana Wentworth's MP husband, Michael, is reported missing - presumed killed in action.

Once over the shock, she builds a new life - taking over Michael's seat in parliament, and falling in love with a much more suitable man.

But on the eve of their wedding, a phone call brings Diana shattering news....

Daphne du Maurier's 1945 stage play dramatised for radio by Jill Hyem.

Stars Diana Quick as Diana Wentworth, Roger Allam as Michael Wentworth, David Collings as Richard Llewelyn, Peter England as Robin Wentworth, Frederick Treves as Sir Ernest Foster and Derek Waring as the Vicar.

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SAT 07:30 Last Chance to See (m0002zlc)
A Man-Eating, Evil-Smelling Dragon

Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine search for a slightly terrifying creature, with terrible breath: the Komodo Dragon.

Series in which Douglas Adams and conservationist Mark Carwardine go in search of weird, exotic endangered animals.

Producer: Gaynor Shutte

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b0075qjt)
Some Like It Hot

Cleo Laine revisits the golden age of the all-girl swing band in the UK and America.

From Ivy Benson to the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, she explores the careers of professional women musicians in the 1940s in their own words.

Cleo speaks to musicians Sheila Tracey, Gracie Cole, Elsie Ford, Helen Wood, Carline Ray, Maxine Kneper, Rosa Bellamy and Viola Smith - plus historians Sally Placksin and Sherrie Tucker.

Producer: Virginia Crompton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Club Extravaganza (m0002zlf)
The Comedy Club is a two-hour nightly showcase of the best in contemporary radio comedy, hosted by the best contemporary comedy voices. This three-hour Comedy Club Extravaganza celebrates the highlights of the Comedy Club, looking back at the regular and guest hosts, the sketches and songs broadcast only in the Comedy Club, and the best interviews with guests from the world of comedy.

Comedy Club presenters Jake Yapp, Jessica Fostekew, Jon Holmes, Sarah Campbell, Rob Deering, Laura Lexx, Iain Lee, Angela Barnes, Paul Garner and Arthur Smith look through the rich, varied and hilarious Comedy Club archive to present their favourite guests, sketches, and songs.


SAT 12:00 Counterpoint (b009s09v)
Series 22

2008 Heat 1

Paul Gambaccini takes over as chairman of the long-running music quiz.

With Margaret Eccles from Cheltenham, Martin Kimber from Cheltenham, and Adrian Salter from London.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


SAT 12:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01rqbf9)
Series 2

Episode 1

Eric’s got a surprise for Ernie’s birthday – and guest Gayle Hunnicutt is desperate to be in one of Ernie's plays what he wrote.

Written and adapted by Eddie Braben.

With Richard Caldicot and April Walker.

Music from Syd Lawrence and his Orchestra – with Roy Marsden, Sue Adams and The Seranaders.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1976.


SAT 13:00 Maya Angelou: A Song Flung up to Heaven (Omnibus) (m0002zlh)
When Maya returns from Ghana the first person she calls is Malcolm X. She wants to spend some time with her mother and brother in San Francisco before she begins working with Malcolm in New York.

Then Malcolm is assassinated. Devastated, Maya is shocked by people's apathetic reaction to the news.

Omnibus of the sixth and final series of May Angelou's amazing autobiographies.

Narrator, Older Maya - Adjoa Andoh
Maya - Pippa Bennett-Warner
Malcolm X - Don Gilet
Bailey - Samuel Anderson
Mother - Ellen Thomas

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris

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


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0002zlk)
Brian Conley

Comedian Brian Conley chooses ‘Jailhouse Rock’ by Elvis Presley and ‘Who Loves You’ by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.


SAT 14:15 Down Your Way (m0002zlm)
Beryl Bainbridge in Camden Town

Author Beryl Bainbridge explores cosmopolitan Camden Town in north London, her home from the late 1960s.

Dame Beryl Bainbridge (1932-2010).

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

Producer: Lyn Hartman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1987.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b0075qjt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Daphne du Maurier - The Years Between (b00qm3c3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Last Chance to See (m0002zlc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 David Ashton - Two Sisters (b0721g5y)
A lecherous salesman stumbles into the claustrophobic world of two sisters with a grim secret.

David Ashton 's darkly humorous horror story has several decidedly "unsisterly" twists and turns.

Starring Joan Sims, Barbara Jefford and Robert Glenister.

Producer: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Club Extravaganza (m0002zlf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Bridget Christie Minds the Gap (b01r9swd)
Series 1

Episode 3

Bridget considers women and their relationship with their bodies via a lap dance, TOWIE and a fish called Michael.

Fred MacAulay helps her remember some of the key incidents which brought her to an epiphany and a call to arms.

Four-part stand-up comedy series on the state of British feminism today.

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SAT 22:30 Liam Williams: Ladhood (b06ptymb)
Series 1

Truants

Liam Williams - a two-time Edinburgh Festival Award nominated comedian - shares his teenage misadventures in the Yorkshire suburbs.

With evocative monologues by "Adult Liam" being interjected with flashback scenes from his teenage years, this four-part series was recorded in Leeds and stars teens from Yorkshire.

Each episode delves into Liam's memories of his first fight, virginity loss, the best house party ever organised, and his marvellous outwitting of an entire teaching staff.

This is the New Labour, post-mining, aspirational heartland, meeting 50 Cent and Generation Y ennui, represented in a bourgeois radio format - by one of Britain's most exciting comedians.

Producer: Arnab Chanda

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


SAT 23:00 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b008khpv)
Series 2

Episode 1

John Humphrys gives 28 performers 60 seconds each to entertain. With Shappi Khorsandi and Stephen K Amos. From December 2007.


SAT 23:30 Saturday Night Fry (b00936hz)
Episode 5

Stephen Fry shares some fishy thoughts as he serves up more witty banter and sketches.

With Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson and her mother Phyllida Law.

Written by Stephen Fry with additional material by Ian Brown and James Hendrie.

Producer: Dan Patterson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1988.



SUNDAY 03 MARCH 2019

SUN 00:00 David Ashton - Two Sisters (b0721g5y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Maya Angelou: A Song Flung up to Heaven (Omnibus) (m0002zlh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0002zlk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Down Your Way (m0002zlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b0075qjt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Daphne du Maurier - The Years Between (b00qm3c3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Last Chance to See (m0002zlc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Modesty Blaise (b047btt6)
Series 2 Omnibus

A British agent is found dead in suspicious circumstances.

Now rumours are circulating of a plot to steal a huge consignment of diamonds belonging to a Middle Eastern Sheik. The diamonds are part of a deal to secure oil for Britain and Sir Gerald Tarrant, head of a British secret service organisation, needs some specialist help to prevent the plot being carried out.

He decides to 'set a thief to catch a thief' and persuades former criminal Modesty Blaise to come out of retirement, along with her right-hand man Willie Garvin.

Modesty Blaise, by Peter O'Donnell, was adapted from the novel of the same name by Stef Penney.

Modesty Blaise . . . Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin . . . Neil Maskell
Sir Gerald Tarrant . . . Alun Armstrong
Gabriel . . . Ewan Bailey
McWhirter . . . Alex Ferns
Grant . . . Matthew Gravelle
Paul . . . John Hollingworth
Nicole . . . Hannah Pakeman.

Omnibus produced and directed by Kate McAll

With an original score by Goldfrapp's Will Gregory, arranged by Ian Gardiner, and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production first broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


SUN 07:15 Ann Swinfen - The Scent of Oranges (m0002zxg)
4 Extra Debut. A breath of fragrance floods a violinist with memories and the sad story of her past. Read by Linda Bassett. From March 1996.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b05wyhnv)
Series 10

Joan of the Junction

Week four of Ed Reardon's 'No Fixed Abode' status finds him tramping along the canal trying to find someone to take him, and Elgar, in. When he fortunes upon the somewhat colourful Joan he hits the jackpot in more ways than one as not only does he gain a rather comfortable cabin bed, but as the pair chat about Joan's rather picaresque life over a can of cider, Ed discovers she has lived her life in the manner for a perfect Sunday night TV drama. Cue a call to his agent, Ping.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.
Produced by Dawn Ellis.
Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.


SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpfl)
The Bishop Takes a Holiday

A clerical outing to a dwindling community parish causes chaos.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Doris Hare, George Woodbridge, Betty Baskcomb and Neil McDermott.

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 July 1972.


SUN 08:30 Much Binding in the Marsh (b008gzwf)
From 28/08/1953

Stop Press! The Weekly Bind newspaper brings you gardening from Mr Mulch and poetry from Patience Gush.

Starring Kenneth Horne and Richard 'Stinker' Murdoch.

With Sam Costa, Maurice Denham and Dora Bryan.

Much Binding in the Marsh ran from 1944 to 1954 initially set at a remote RAF station before being converted to a country club and later the action moved to a newspaper. (The show also ran for a season with commercial breaks on Radio Luxembourg).

Written by Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne.

Music from the BBC Men’s Chorus and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinovitz.

Producer: Leslie Bridgemont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1953.


SUN 09:00 War Doctor (Omnibus) (m0002zxj)
David Nott, the frontline trauma surgeon reads from his remarkable memoir about working in some of the world's most dangerous conflicts.

For over 25 years, David Nott, has taken time off from his job as a vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in war zones and areas impacted by natural disasters. Together with his compassion and a desire to help others, his skills on the operating table have saved countless lives, and he now trains others in the techniques he has developed on the frontline. David Nott reads his remarkable story, telling us about what motivates him and his experiences of war.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

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


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b06c4lb3)
Charlotte and Deborah – People and Ponies

Fi Glover introduces two horsewomen talking about how their relationships with their mounts affect their human relationships. Another conversation 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 (m0002zxl)
Composers

John Barry

4 Extra Debut. From Beethoven to Shostakovich. Composer John Barry shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From June 1999.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (m0002ycw)
Series 5

Laughter

Radiolab asks what makes us laugh – and does humour have that much to do with it? With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

Aristotle thought that laughter is what separates us from the beasts, and that a baby does not have a SOUL, until the moment it laughs for the first time. Historian Barry Sanders, author of Sudden Glory, says that according to Aristotle, this moment of "human ensouling" is supposed to happen when a baby is 40 days old. We follow radio producer Amanda Aronczyk as she tests this theory on her newborn baby.

Then we go to Bowling Green State University in Ohio, to tickle rats with psychobiologist Dr. Jaak Panksepp. It's his notion that laughter is found all across the animal kingdom. Boom, Aristotle! Then Dr. Robert Provine, author of Laughter: A Scientific Investigation, shows us chimps who seem to be laughing. And we travel to Tanzania to investigate an outbreak of contagious laughter.

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

Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich investigate a strange world.

First broadcast in the USA in 2008.


SUN 12:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpfl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Much Binding in the Marsh (b008gzwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Modesty Blaise (b047btt6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Ann Swinfen - The Scent of Oranges (m0002zxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Golden Child Omnibus (m0002zxq)
Episode 1

Don Warrington begins Claire Adam's heartrending and lyrical debut set in Trinidad.

As dusk falls, a father sets out into the bush in search of his 13-year-old son, while his twin brother remains safely at home. As the man makes his way through the lush yet unsettling landscape, he tries to work out what has happened to his son, the boy he's never really understood. And when the minutes turn to hours and then to days, he is faced with an impossible decision that no parent should ever have to make...

The reader Don Warrington is an acclaimed TV and theatre actor, who has performed with the National Theatre and the RSC, but is best known for his TV role in Rising Damp with Leonard Rossiter in the mid 1970s.

Writer: Claire Adam
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Justine Willett

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 15:45 Key Matters (b00b5ltz)
Series 1

B flat

Ivan Hewett examines five musical keys. Today: B flat - sad and heroic in Chopin, Mozart, and Beethoven. With John Dankworth.


SUN 16:00 Peter Whalley - The Absent Guest (b0076lcv)
When an absent guest of a dinner party is discovered murdered – one by one, the remaining guests become suspects...

Peter Whalley’s sharp and tense whodunnit.

Ian .....Robert Pickavance
Lynn...Deborah Findlay
Mike.....John Thomson
Julie......Katy Cavanagh
Claire....Denise Welch
Alan.....John Kazek

Director: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0002zxv)
Adventures in Poetry - Dear Mr Lee by UA Fanthorpe

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with Adventures in Poetry - Dear Mr Lee by UA Fanthorpe.

Peggy Reynolds explores the appeal of UA Fanthorpe's poem Dear Mr Lee, written in the voice of a school pupil who has been studying Laurie Lee's classic memoir Cider With Rosie.

In the poem, Fanthorpe has captured the enthusiasm and despair of adolescence, as the pupil confesses to 'Laurie' that she loves everything about his book, except the essays she's had to write about it. Part of the poem's success lies in the fact the Fanthorpe herself taught English for many years, and demonstrates an unusual empathy with a student struggling with the demands of the exam system and a rather tenuous grasp of literary criticism.

Peggy Reynolds talks to Lee's biographer Valerie Grove, to UA Fanthorpe's partner Rosie Bailey, to poets Michael Rosen and Wendy Cope, to several of Fanthorpe's notable ex-students including MP Fiona MacTaggart, and to some current students of GCSE English and their inspiring teacher, who all bring their own enthusiasms to the poem.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


SUN 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b05wyhnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Gerry Jones - Time After Time (b087ldt5)
Paul Wood finds himself in a strange hotel. He doesn't know how or why he's there - or even how he got there. Every time he tried to "escape", he's brought back and the vicious circle begins again.

Is it a nightmare? Has he lost his memory, or it is, perhaps, even more extraordinary?

Stars John Pullen as Paul Wood, Nigel Anthony as Robert Carter and Sarah Badel as Ann.

Written by award-winning dramatist, Gerry Jones.

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1979.


SUN 18:45 Michele Roberts - The Humming (m0002zxx)
Picture the scene. An old house and two young women new to the area - and then a noise in the night...

Gillian Bevan reads Michele Roberts' dark tale.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (m0002ycw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 War Doctor (Omnibus) (m0002zxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b06c4lb3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0002zxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b05wyhnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Headset Set (b01206cg)
Series 1

Episode 1

It's Sailesh's first day as team leader at Smile5, the mail order catalogue company selling everything from Rolex watches to lawnmowers, from financial products to phone and broadband, from holidays to health insurance.

And somewhere in a brown-field wasteland, miles from the nearest town, it runs one of the largest call centres operating in the UK. This is the world of The Headset Set.

Eavesdrop on both sides of the bizarre, horrific and ludicrous phone calls when customers call in as events unfold with company staff.

Aleesha and other characters ..... Chizzy Akudolu
Bernie and other characters ..... Margaret-Cabourn Smith
Big Tony, Ralph and other characters ..... Colin Hoult
Sailesh, Bradley and other characters ..... Paul sharma
Various ..... Philip Fox

Writers: James kettle, Stephen Carlin, Andy Wolton, Ben Partridge, Colin Hoult, Dan Tetsell, Dale Shaw, Kevin Core, Rob Gilroy and Tom Neenan

Script editor: Dan Tetsell
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m000343q)
Lucy Porter 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Lucy Porter.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (m0002r85)
Series 20

Episode 4

Newsjack is a scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public. Host Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined this week by Gabby Best, Kieran Hodgson and Raphael Wakefield.

Script Editors: Gemma Arrowsmith and Jenny Laville
Production Coordinator: Gwyn Davies
Producers: Nick Coupe and Suzy Grant

Newsjack is a BBC Studios Production.


SUN 23:30 Radio Active (b007jy95)
Series 3

Euroshow

Britain's first national local radio station goes continental with reporters in Berlin, Paris and Madrid. Stars Angus Deayton.

Let's go Eurowide with a great big Eurowelcome in Germany, France and Italy for the first ever Euroshow. Broadcasting to over 12,000,000 Eurohomes in unforgettable Eurosound.

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

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon Canter, Moray Hunter and John Docherty.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1983.



MONDAY 04 MARCH 2019

MON 00:00 Gerry Jones - Time After Time (b087ldt5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Michele Roberts - The Humming (m0002zxx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Modesty Blaise (b047btt6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Ann Swinfen - The Scent of Oranges (m0002zxg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Golden Child Omnibus (m0002zxq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Key Matters (b00b5ltz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Peter Whalley - The Absent Guest (b0076lcv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0002zxv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b05wyhnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d8yxp)
Episode 5

The swashbuckling daredevil returns to Kent - but makes a new enemy. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


MON 06:30 A Poem for Matisse (b03gvslg)
Irma Kurtz looks at painter Matisse's complex relationship with poetry and words through his illustrations of various French poets.

Matisse often used other media for inspiration and he had a particularly close relationship with poetry - reciting it every morning before painting and thinking of it as a kind of oxygen, "just as when you leap out of bed you fill your lungs with fresh air".

Matisse didn't separate the act of painting with the act of producing a book and, throughout his career, he produced illustrations or etchings for many beautiful limited edition poetry books, such as 'Poesies' by Stephane Mallerme and Charles D'Orleans 'Poemes' and 'Florilége des Amours de Ronsard' - 16th century love poems which inspired Matisse's famous line drawings of women's faces.

By talking to his great grand daughter, Sophie Matisse (also a painter), biographer Hilary Spurling, poet and artist Pascale Petit and various Matisse experts, Irma looks at the relationship between poetry and Matisse, with location recording at his home in Nice.

Producer: Laura Parfitt
A White Pebble Media production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 07:00 Flying the Flag (b00br86w)
Series 3

Whose Rubbish Is It Anyway?

"Lights going up, walls coming down - the West is starting to look a bit lost without someone to blame for all its troubles".

Her Majesty's Ambassador Mackenzie continues to dispense his own blend of British Foreign Policy, despite the arrival of Glasnost, Perestroika - and a container ship of toxic waste...

Series 3 of Alex Shearer's Eastern bloc embassy sitcom.

Starring Dinsdale Landen as HM Ambassador Mackenzie, Peter Acre as William Frost, Moir Leslie as Helen Waterson, Stephen Greif as Spiro and Christopher Benjamin as Colonel Surikov.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1990.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m0002rkl)
Series 83

Episode 4

Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Lee Mack and Zoe Lyons join Nicholas Parsons for the panel game where the challenge is to speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation.

Produced by Matt Stronge.

A BBC Studios Production.


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp42)
Series 5

The Threatening Letters

The lad is full of the joys of Spring - until the postman arrives.

Starring 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 May 1958 .


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007k1s5)
Series 1

The Man and the Hour

14th May 1940: George Mainwaring, manager of Swallow's Bank in Walmington-on-Sea, answers his country's wartime call to form a platoon of Local Defence Volunteers - with the help of a misfit bunch of tradesmen and bankers.

Six years after legendary sitcom Dad's Army started on BBC TV, these specially adapted radio versions began recording with the original cast.

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, John Laurie as Private Fraser, James Beck as Private Walker, Arnold Ridley as Godfrey and John Snagge as the announcer.

Adapted from Jimmy Perry and David Croft's original BBC TV scripts by Michael Knowles and Harold Snoad.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1974.


MON 09:00 Quote... Unquote (b09byc8z)
Episode 5

Nigel Rees quizzes a host of guests on the origins of sayings and well-known quotes, and gets the panel to share their favourite anecdotes.

Playwright and Screenwriter: Julian Mitchell
Award Winning Podcaster and Gadget Guru: Olly Mann
Actor and Writer: Joanna Scanlan
Stand Up Poet: Kate Fox

Reader ... Charlotte Green
Producer ... Katie Tyrrell
Production co-ordinator ... Beverly Tagg

A BBC Studios Production.


MON 09:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00jzy3h)
Series 3

Filling In

Supply teachers may come in all shapes and sizes, but, whichever, they’re invariably in short supply. But is King Street lucky to get Mrs Harper..?

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

Stars Carolyn Pickles as Mrs Devon, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Michael Cochrane as Mr Maxwell, Teresa Gallagher as Miss Featherstone, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reid, Janice Acquah as Mrs Khan, Jillie Meers as Mrs Harper and John McCrea as Daniel.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


MON 10:00 Mikhail Bulgakov - The White Guard (b00761h8)
Betrayal

In the Winter of 1918, the citizens of Kiev wait for their city to fall, either to the Bolsheviks or to the Nationalists.

The Turbin family, supporters of the Tsar, take refuge in their family home.
Mikhail Bulgakov's classic Ukrainian novel - dramatised in two parts by DJ Britton.

Stars Paul Hilton as Alexei, James Loye as Nikolka, Simon Ludders as Rusakov, Melanie Walters as Julia, Manon Edwards as Elena, Gerry Lepkowski as Myshlaevsky, Tim Kirkus as Shpolyansky, Rhodri Hugh as Bolbotun, Patrick Brennan as Shervinsky, Dorien Thomas as the Sergeant and Simon Armstrong as the Colonel.

Translator: Michael Glenny

Directed at BBC Wales by Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 11:00 The TED Interview (p06ym3t8)
Daniel Kahneman

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.

Daniel Kahneman wants you to doubt yourself. Here’s why…
What shapes happiness – the experiences we have, or the stories we tell ourselves about them afterwards? When and how does our intuition reliably fail? And why is overconfidence is he fatal flaw we should all watch out for? In this fascinating, far-ranging conversation, Chris digs into the questions that really matter with Danny Kahneman, Nobel laureate (2002, Behavioural Economics), godfather of behavioural economics, and one of the most influential psychologists alive.

A TED original podcast.


MON 11:45 Multi Story (m0002z5m)
Strangers Reunited

Warwickshire firefighter Tony Dumbleton reunited with LA police officer Andrew Dahring, a year after he helped save his life during a mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Andrew was shot when a lone gunman opened fire on a music festival - killing 58 people. Tony was at nearby hotel and ran to his aid.

Their emotional phone reunion was first aired on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire.

Multi Story is a BBC podcast, presented and produced by Becca Bryers.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007k1s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d8yxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 A Poem for Matisse (b03gvslg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b066vd5w)
Simon Mawer - Tightrope

Episode One

A tale of love, betrayal and espionage as the political alliances forged during the Second World War give way to the moral uncertainties of the Cold War.

Marian Sutro is a highly successful British SOE operative working with the French Resistance. Then she is betrayed and imprisoned in Ravensbrück by the Nazis.

Returning to England a broken woman, she attempts to immerse herself in a normal life with a mundane job in London. However, the lure of the secret service and her desire to work for the greater good is never far away.

As the Americans test ever more deadly atomic weapons and the Russians join the frantic race to match them, Marian finds herself in demand by all sides with no moral compass to guide her.

She must walk an increasingly precarious tightrope between her beliefs, her profession and her desires.

Reader: Peter Firth
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2015.


MON 14:15 A Piece of Cake (m0002z5p)
Goosnargh Cake

A type of shortbread containing caraway seeds, Goosnargh Cake was traditionally eaten at religious festivals.

But it has mysterious origins – so who created the original recipe?

Five choice slices of British sweet treats as Sheila McClennon tells the stories behind them.

Producer: Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b05xx8hw)
Cyrano de Bergerac

Episode 1

Glyn Maxwell's adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Swordsman, Philosopher, Poet Raconteur - Cyrano is all of these things , but none of them make him happy. What he wants more than anything is the love of the beautiful Roxane. But he has one huge problem that is as plain as the nose on his face. Is he too ugly to be loved ? Especially when the new handsome cadet Christian de Neuvillette also declares his love for her .

Music by Harry Blake
Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b040hhnc)
B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World

Episode 1

An essential toolkit for understanding the modern world, by the Director of London's Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic.

Not a dictionary, though it attempts to tell you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography either, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture.

It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake, the creation of national identities, the mania to collect. It's also about the world seen from the rear view mirror of Grand Theft Auto V, and digital ornament and why we value imperfection. It's about drinking a bruisingly dry martini in Adolf Loo's American bar in Vienna, and about Hitchcock's film sets. It's about fashion and technology, about politics and art.

Born in London, Deyan Sudjic studied architecture in Edinburgh, edited Domus in Milan, was the director of the Venice architecture biennale, and a curator in Glasgow, Istanbul and Copenhagen. He's the author of The Language of Things and The Edifice Complex.

Episode 1:

A is for Authentic but how do we decide exactly what that means? C is for Car which perhaps more than any other consumer object, has shaped the texture and shape of modern life. Deyan Sudjic considers both.

What makes an object authentic? Are artists good at designing cars?
Deyan Sudjic considers both.

Read by Deyan Sudjic
Abridged by Polly Coles

Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 15:00 Mikhail Bulgakov - The White Guard (b00761h8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Quote... Unquote (b09byc8z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00jzy3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b00br86w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0002rkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmf6)
Series 1

Marooned in Space

The space crew battle to escape from the aliens, who are trying to target Chipper.

Charles Chilton's intergalatic adventure in six parts starring Barry Foster as Captain Saxon Berry, Nicky Henson as Chipper, Nigel Stock as Magnus and Tony Osoba as Lauderic. With Wendy Murray and Teresa Stretfeild.

Charles Chilton wrote and produced many popular and successful radio programmes for the BBC - including the classic 1950s serial 'Journey into Space' - charting the adventures of Captain Jet Morgan. This fired the imagination of millions, years before the first moon landing. It was the last radio drama to record higher ratings than the new young upstart television!

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0084gnd)
Lionel Shriver and Jim Crace

From the Birmingham Book Festival, Sue MacGregor welcomes her guests - award-winning novelists Lionel Shriver and Jim Crace - to discuss books by TH White, Jim Carey and Denis Johnson.

Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey
Publisher: Faber

The Goshawk by TH White
Publisher: NYRB

The Name of the World by Denis Johnson
Publisher: Methuen

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007k1s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d8yxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 A Poem for Matisse (b03gvslg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 The TED Interview (p06ym3t8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:45 Multi Story (m0002z5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0002rkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Shappi Talk (b00lk2zh)
Series 1

Unconventional Parents

Comedy series in which Shappi Khorsandi examines what it is like growing up in multi-cultural families.

Joining Shappi will be comedian John Gordillo who shares his memories of growing up in a Spanish family with a very forceful father. Shappi also chats with another 'related' guest- and also to Lenny Henry 'on location' to talk about his family.

There'll also be a chance for Shappi to chat with the audience and there'll be a song from Hils Barker.

Producer: Paul Russell
An Open Mike Production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m0002sp9)
Series 54

Episode 2

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.

This week we look to kick the news can down the road whilst enjoying some unseasonably warm weather. We hear Heidi Regan's take on climate change, Ian Moore takes his French Citizenship test and Jess Robinson pays tribute to our new queen...

It was written by the cast, with additional material from Ed Amsden, Tom Coles, Mike Shephard, Catherine Brinkworth and Kai Samra.

The song was written and arranged by Jess Robinson, Matthew Crosby and Michael Roulston.

The producer was Adnan Ahmed. And it was a BBC Studios production.


MON 23:30 Concrete Cow (b04sttfx)
Series 2

Biodiversity

Aliens visit Earth to take its biodiversity- but it's too expensive; mums compete over exclusive holidays and a soup advert takes gritty realism too far.

Second series of the four-part sketch show in which anything is possible.

Starring Robert Webb, Beth Chalmers, Catherine Shepherd, Steven Kynman, Abigail Burdess and Chris Pavlo.

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.



TUESDAY 05 MARCH 2019

TUE 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0084gnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00d8yxp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 A Poem for Matisse (b03gvslg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b066vd5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 A Piece of Cake (m0002z5p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b05xx8hw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b040hhnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Mikhail Bulgakov - The White Guard (b00761h8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Quote... Unquote (b09byc8z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00jzy3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b00br86w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0002rkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00db5kw)
Episode 6

When Mipps re-appears on the scene, daring smuggling runs soon follow. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's Kent-based adventure featuring pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


TUE 06:30 Gurinder, The Movie (b00ldblk)
On the set of her latest film, director Gurinder Chadha tells the story of her ‘dual nationality’.

She discusses how her early life in Southall in west London, where she grew up conscious of both her Asian and British inheritance, has informed and enriched her hit films including Bend It Like Beckham.

A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2009.


TUE 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b007k1kz)
Series 2

The Comeback Kid

Rosie and her team are asked to relaunch the career of an ageing children's TV presenter

Can they prove that old fashioned entertainment can win out over computer games?

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

With Arabella Weir as Kate, Rebecca Callard as Jo, Duncan Preston as Bob, Annette Badland as Tess, David Wood as Tommy Tummy, James Vaughan as Julian, Jim North as Bernard and Stefan Abingdon and Alice Connor as the Children,

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


TUE 07:30 Small Scenes (m0002r4w)
Series 4

Episode 3

Award-winning sketch series set to music and starring Daniel Rigby, Mike Wozniak, Cariad Lloyd, Henry Paker and Freya Parker. In this week’s episode we visit the World Small Talk Championships and uncover a nationwide drug network that operates along the rambling paths of Great Britain.

Written by Benjamin Partridge, Henry Paker and Mike Wozniak, with additional material from the cast.

Produced by Simon Mayhew-Archer.
A BBC Studios Production


TUE 08:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b008pbxl)
Series 4

The VIPs

With author Gerald's publisher and his wife due for summer drinks, the sprinkler comes out.

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

With Judy Franklin, Preston Lockwood and John McAndrew.

Written by Basil Boothroyd.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1981.


TUE 08:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jr6l)
Strangers on a Train

Best mates Bob and Terry haven't spoken for seven years, so there's a lot to catch up on when they bump into each other on a train.

Starring James Bolam as Terry Collier, Rodney Bewes as Bob Ferris and Brigit Forsyth as Thelma Chambers. With Lois Daine and Peter Whitman.

Created and scripted for BBC TV by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Adapted for radio by Patrick Tilley.

Producer: John Browell

Originally lost from the archive, the audio was provided by BBC producer Stan Was.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1975.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (m0002sp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b0081b4f)
Series 1

Episode 2

Moonlight on Mrs Parsons, newts in Lord Shortcake's trouser turn-ups, and the police - as ever - on Captain Foulenough's tail.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton’s surreally comic ‘Beachcomber’ column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


TUE 10:00 Mikhail Bulgakov - The White Guard (b00761ld)
Survival

As Ukranian Nationalists seize control of Kiev, Alexei and Nikolka are running for their lives.

Conclusion of Mikhail Bulgakov's classic Ukrainian novel - dramatised in two parts by DJ Britton.

Stars Paul Hilton as Alexei, James Loye as Nikolka, Melanie Walters as Julia, Manon Edwards as Elena, Gerry Lepkowski as Myshlaevsky, Tim Kirkus as Shpolyansky, Patrick Brennan as Shervinsky, Simon Ludders as Rusakov, Siriol Jenkins as Irina and Brendan Charleson as Shchur.

Translator: Michael Glenny

Directed at BBC Wales by Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m0002zv4)
Karine Polwart

This week’s episode of Telling Tales explores the art of storytelling in song, with the musician and writer Karine Polwart.

Karine has won six BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including 2018 Folk Singer of The Year. Her seventh album, Laws Of Motion, was released in October, with songs spanning moments from history and her own life, as well as a stranger-than-fiction tale she encountered along the way.

On Laws Of Motion, Karine sings about the garden in Clackmannanshire tended by a man who lost his family in The Great Japan Earthquake of 1923; she pays testament to those who used, and maintained the Kindertransport; as well as her own grandfather, who fought in Italy during the Second World War; and she remembers the fear inspired by the Home Office’s Protect and Survive radio broadcasts during the Cold War. Also concerned with the present day, one song addresses Donald Trump from the point of view of the ancient, metamorphic rock lying beneath the Isle Of Lewis.

Karine’s radio work includes several compositions for the BBC’s ground-breaking Radio Ballads series, which were first produced by Charles Parker and Ewan MacColl in 1957, and most recently marked the centenary of the end of World War One.

And in 2016, Karine wrote, musically directed, and performed in Wind Resistance, a critically acclaimed theatrical debut, which was a poetic meditation on midwifery, ecology, sanctuary, and solidarity.


TUE 12:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b008pbxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jr6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00db5kw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Gurinder, The Movie (b00ldblk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b06795qt)
Simon Mawer - Tightrope

Episode Two

With the war in Europe finally over, Marian is contacted by her previous spy handler. Eleven-year-old Sam meets Marian for the first time when his family visits her parents.

A tale of love, betrayal and espionage as the political alliances forged during the Second World War give way to the moral uncertainties of the Cold War.

Marian Sutro is a highly successful British SOE operative working with the French Resistance. Then she is betrayed and imprisoned in Ravensbrück by the Nazis.

Returning to England a broken woman, she attempts to immerse herself in a normal life with a mundane job in London. However, the lure of the secret service and her desire to work for the greater good is never far away.

As the Americans test ever more deadly atomic weapons and the Russians join the frantic race to match them, Marian finds herself in demand by all sides with no moral compass to guide her.

She must walk an increasingly precarious tightrope between her beliefs, her profession and her desires.

Reader: Peter Firth
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2015.


TUE 14:15 A Piece of Cake (m0002zv6)
Pontefract Cake

Sheila McClennon visits the historic market town of Pontefract in West Yorkshire to trace the origins of its famous cakes made of liquorice.

Five choice slices of British sweet treats and the stories behind them.

Producer: Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b05xxhw4)
Cyrano de Bergerac

Episode 2

Glyn Maxwell's adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Swordsman, Philosopher, Poet Raconteur - Cyrano is all of these things , but none of them make him happy. What he wants more than anything is the love of the beautiful Roxane. But he has one huge problem that is as plain as the nose on his face. Is he too ugly to be loved ? Especially when the new handsome cadet Christian de Neuvillette also declares his love for her . However Christian's way with words needs a little help .

CYRANO, Tom Burke
ROXANE, Emily Pithon
VALVERT, ..Jonathan Keeble
LE BRET, Christopher Harper
DE GUICHE, Conrad Nelson
CHRISTIAN, Kieran Hodgson
RAGUENEAU, Roger Morlidge

Music by Harry Blake

Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b040rl74)
B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World

Episode 2

An essential tool kit for understanding the modern world, by the Director of London's Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic.

Not a dictionary, though it attempts to tell you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography either, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture.

It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake, the creation of national identities, the mania to collect. It's also about the world seen from the rear view mirror of Grand Theft Auto V, and digital ornament and why we value imperfection. It's about drinking a bruisingly dry martini in Adolf Loos' American bar in Vienna, and about Hitchcock's film sets. It's about fashion and technology, about politics and art.

Episode 2:

C is for Chair. Few objects have attracted the attention of designers as much as the chair. Perhaps only the corkscrew and the bicycle have had as many reinventions. F is for film and its depiction of architects and architecture. Deyan Sudjic considers both.
C is for how chairs are constantly redesigned and F is for films and architecture.
Deyan Sudjic considers both.

Born in London, Deyan Sudjic studied architecture in Edinburgh, edited Domus in Milan, was the director of the Venice architecture biennale, and a curator in Glasgow, Istanbul and Copenhagen. He's the author of The Language of Things and The Edifice Complex.

Read by Deyan Sudjic
Abridged by Polly Coles

Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 15:00 Mikhail Bulgakov - The White Guard (b00761ld)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Genius (b00b9nzd)
Series 1

John Fortune

A fake brake pedal for nervous passengers to using laughing gas for riots? Dave Gorman asks John Fortune to select the public's best loopy idea.

The first of three radio comedy series where award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.


TUE 16:30 Ballylenon (b007jpmq)
Series 6

Episode 2

Phonsie’s looking forward to the rich profits Guard Gallagher's singing trip to New York will generate for Ballylenon - and himself...

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

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Starring TP McKenna as Phonsie Doherty, Margaret D'Arcy as Muriel McConkey, Stella McCusker as Vera McConkey, Aine McCartney as Vivienne Hawthorne, John Hewitt as Guard Gallagher, Gerard McSorley as Stumpy Bonnar and Charlie Bonnar as Packy McGoldrick.

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Directed at BBC Belfast by Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


TUE 17:00 Smelling of Roses (b007k1kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Small Scenes (m0002r4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yhwyc)
Dracula's Guest

In Bram Stoker’s tale, Count Dracula looks out for a curious Englishman.

Read by Dan Stevens.

The ultimate killing machines. Natalie Haynes introduces a four-part series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2011.


TUE 18:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jp9j)
Series 2

The Little Grey Cells of Hercule Poirot

Author Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot is one of her most famous and long-running characters, appearing in 33 novels.

Professor Jeffrey Richards delves into the casebook of the fastidious Belgian sleuth with a genius for lateral thinking.

Second affectionate five-part series about popular radio detectives.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


TUE 19:00 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter (b008pbxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jr6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00db5kw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Gurinder, The Movie (b00ldblk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m0002zv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Small Scenes (m0002r4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Boswell's Lives (b05vh1p4)
Series 1

Boswell's Life of Johnson

by Jon Canter

Comedy as James Boswell, Dr Johnson's celebrated biographer, pursues other legends to immortalise. Today he attempts to write a biography of another famous Johnson - Boris - when he is Mayor of London , but finds him a fiendish opponent especially on the whiff-whaff table.

Directed by Sally Avens.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0003454)
Kieran Hodgson 1/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Jon Holmes chats to Kieran Hodgson.


TUE 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b00hr4lp)
Series 7

Episode 2

Satan needs to sort some stuff out with God but He has gone off to have some "me-time". Then Hell receives its strangest visitor yet...

Stars Andy Hamilton as Satan, Annette Crosbie as Edith, Robert Duncan as Scumspawn and Jimmy Mulville as Thomas.

Additional roles played by Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope.

Written by Andy Hamilton.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


TUE 23:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b00fqbsz)
Series 2

Episode 4

A dizzy Indian ad agency, a lovesick lament to Lahore - and the blundering Bhangra Muffins.

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

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

Scripted by Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Sanjeev Kohli and Nina Wadia.

Script Editor: Sharat Sardana

Producer: Anil Gupta.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1997.



WEDNESDAY 06 MARCH 2019

WED 00:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yhwyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jp9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00db5kw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Gurinder, The Movie (b00ldblk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b06795qt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 A Piece of Cake (m0002zv6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b05xxhw4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b040rl74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Mikhail Bulgakov - The White Guard (b00761ld)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Genius (b00b9nzd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Small Scenes (m0002zv9)
Series 4

Episode 2

Guard Gallagher's impending trip to the Big Apple sparks a lot of gossip. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.


WED 05:00 Smelling of Roses (b007k1kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Small Scenes (m0002r4w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbblm)
Episode 7

The swashbuckling adventurer becomes the Scarecrow - leader of the smuggling Night Riders. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006 .


WED 06:30 Dance of the Seven Veils (b0081kqz)
Although not mentioned by name in the Bible, Salome and her dance have inspired writers and artists through the centuries.

Reem Kelani explores the history and the cultural impact of the exotic Dance of the Seven Veils - from its supposedly ancient Eastern origins to its notorious transformations in the 1890s onwards, as it began to reflect major changes in culture, society and the role of women.

Producer: Megan Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


WED 07:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00cr32p)
Series 4

Episode 4

Tommy and Sheila try sort out their son Murray's career and love-life – and Sheila seems to have a new hobby...

Ageing showbiz couple Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr battle on with their second stab at fame.

Series 4 of Mike Coleman’s six-part sitcom starring June Whitfield and Roy Hudd.

With Pat Coombs, Julian Eardley, Edward Halstead and Paul Rogan.

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


WED 07:30 Tudur Owen - Where on Earth is Anglesey? (m0001b1t)
Episode 1

What do CenterParcs, Sky Sports and The Royal Horticultural Society all have in common? They’ve all accidentally omitted Anglesey from their official maps of the UK in the recent past.

It seems that despite being the largest island in the Irish Sea and the largest island of Wales, Anglesey remains a mystery to most and so one man is going to have to work his socks off to put it firmly back on the map.

Hosted by Wales and Anglesey’s very own favourite stand-up, Tudur Owen, this programme is one man’s mission to both rejoice in and roast the island he calls home.

In Episode 1 Tudur gives us a whistlestop tour of Anglesey history, from ancient invaders to the present day.

Written by Tudur Owen with additional material by Gareth Gwynn. Also featuring Gareth Pierce and Lisa-Jên Brown.

Recorded at Canolfan Beaumaris on Anglesey.

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01nmgrk)
Making a Right Pig's Breakfast

Breaking off her engagement to Leslie, Heather looks elsewhere aboard HMS Troutbridge.

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, Heather Chasen as Heather, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Michael Bates as the Padre and Tenniel Evans as the LS Goldestein.

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 August 1965.


WED 08:30 Not in Front of the Children (b08fsg00)
Series 2

Unemployment Problem

As the consequences of Henry's rash resignation sink in, Jennifer has a bright idea.

Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, Francis Matthews as Henry Corner, Charlotte Mitchell as Mary, Roberta Tovey as Trudi, Jill Riddick as Amanda, Paul Whitsun-Jones as Mr Wrigley, Gwenda Wilson as Pam and Richard Waring as Harrison.

The second series of comedy mishaps of the Corner family: Jennifer and Henry and their three children Trudi, Amanda and Robin. Not in Front of the Children originally ran for four series from 1967 to 1970 on BBC TV. Richard Waring adapted his own scripts for this radio version, now fully restored from the original reel-to-reel tapes.

Wendy Craig won a Best Actress BAFTA award for the TV version of Not in Front of the Children in 1969. This was the first of several housewife roles that Wendy Craig was to play on television. Later series included And Mother Makes Three/Five and Butterflies.

Music by Ronnie Hazlehurst

Producer: Trafford Whitelock.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1970.


WED 09:00 Counterpoint (b009rrxy)
Series 22

2008 Heat 2

The general knowledge music quiz chaired by Paul Gambaccini, with three more contestants answering questions on all aspects of music.

The second heat of the 2008 series comes from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, with contestants from Scotland and the north of England.

This week's competitors are Diane Hallagan from Leeds, Peter Marks from Dumfriesshire, and James Merryweather from Kyle of Lochalsh.


WED 09:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1mc)
Series 1

The Engagement

Rabbi Sue's announcement sparks fury from her rival Rabbi Abraham.

The first of three series of Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Starring David De Keyser as Rabbi Abraham Fine. Tracy-Ann Oberman as Rabbi Su Jacobs, Doreen Mantle as Sadie Fine, Henry Goodman as Melvin, Jonathan Kydd as Brian, Diane Keen as Fay, John Bennett as David and Ben Crowe as Gary.

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


WED 10:00 Saturday Drama (b03zxhcy)
CS Forester's London Noir

Payment Deferred

1926: William Marble, a bank clerk living in south London with his wife Annie and their two children, is desperately worried about money and is in grave danger of losing his house and job.

An unexpected visit by a young relative with an inheritance tempts William to commit a heinous crime.

One of three seminal psychological thrillers by CS Forester - dramatised by Paul Mendelson.

Most famous for his Hornblower series, CS Forester wrote these thrillers at the start of his career taking crime writing in a new direction, portraying ordinary, desperate people committing monstrous acts, and showing events spiralling terribly, chillingly, out of control.

Music composed by Gary C. Newman
Clarinet: Samantha Baldwin
Director: David Ian Neville


WED 11:00 Stories by Teffi (b05ny7p1)
Marquita

A series of tales by Teffi, a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia who has been published again:

1. In Marquita, translated by Robert Chandler, the shy chanteuse and single mother puts more passion into her date with a wealthy Tartar. Does her new approach succeed?

Reader Hattie Morahan

Producer Duncan Minshull.


WED 11:15 Elizabeth Kuti - May Child (m0002zjj)
On Margaret's 67th birthday, an uninvited guest calls who shares the same birthday.

The teenager, May, seems to know more about Margaret's life than she should. So who is she and what does she really want?

Elizabeth Kuti’s poignant play about coming to terms with the past

Starring Patricia Routledge as Margaret, Emily Fleeshman as May and Roy Hudd as Ron.

Director: Tanya Nash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01nmgrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Not in Front of the Children (b08fsg00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbblm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Dance of the Seven Veils (b0081kqz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b0679c0g)
Simon Mawer - Tightrope

Episode Three

Marian goes on a date with an RAF officer. The atomic bomb is dropped for the first time. Marian and her scientist brother Ned are horrified at the implications of this act.

A tale of love, betrayal and espionage as the political alliances forged during the Second World War give way to the moral uncertainties of the Cold War.

Marian Sutro is a highly successful British SOE operative working with the French Resistance. Then she is betrayed and imprisoned in Ravensbrück by the Nazis.

Returning to England a broken woman, she attempts to immerse herself in a normal life with a mundane job in London. However, the lure of the secret service and her desire to work for the greater good is never far away.

As the Americans test ever more deadly atomic weapons and the Russians join the frantic race to match them, Marian finds herself in demand by all sides with no moral compass to guide her.

She must walk an increasingly precarious tightrope between her beliefs, her profession and her desires.

Reader: Peter Firth
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2015.


WED 14:15 A Piece of Cake (m0002zjl)
Chorley Cake

Sheila McClennon visits Lancashire to investigate the origin of Chorley Cakes, famous for their thick pastry on the outside with a filling of currants or raisins.

Five choice slices of British sweet treats and the stories behind them.

Producer: Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b05y0k9w)
Cyrano de Bergerac

Episode 3

Glyn Maxwell's adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Swordsman, Philosopher, Poet Raconteur - Cyrano is all of these things , but none of them make him happy. What he wants more than anything is the love of the beautiful Roxane. But he has one huge problem that is as plain as the nose on his face. Is he too ugly to be loved ? Especially when the new handsome cadet Christian de Neuvillette also declares his love for her . However Christian's way with words needs a little help .

CYRANO Tom Burke
ROXANE Emily Pithon
CLOMIRE/DUENNA Verity May Henry
DE GUICHE Conrad Nelson
CHRISTIAN Kieran Hodgson
PRIEST Roger Morlidge

Music by Harry Blake
Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b040r18n)
B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World

Episode 3

An essential tool kit for understanding the modern world, by the Director of London's Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic.

Not a dictionary, though it attempts to tell you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography either, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture.

It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake, the creation of national identities, the mania to collect. It's also about the world seen from the rear view mirror of Grand Theft Auto V, and digital ornament and why we value imperfection. It's about drinking a bruisingly dry martini in Adolf Loos' American bar in Vienna, and about Hitchcock's film sets. It's about fashion and technology, about politics and art.

Born in London, Deyan Sudjic studied architecture in Edinburgh, edited Domus in Milan, was the director of the Venice architecture biennale, and a curator in Glasgow, Istanbul and Copenhagen. He's the author of The Language of Things and The Edifice Complex.

Read by Deyan Sudjic
Abridged by Polly Coles
Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

Episode 3:

G is for Grand Theft Auto and how its creator might be the modern Charles Dickens. H is for Habitat: how Conran changed British homes and IKEA made everyone's house look the same. Deyan Sudjic considers both.

G is for Grand Theft Auto, a new artform, and how Conran and Ikea have transformed domesticity. Deyan Sudjic considers both.

Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4


WED 15:00 Saturday Drama (b03zxhcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Counterpoint (b009rrxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1mc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00cr32p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Tudur Owen - Where on Earth is Anglesey? (m0001b1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yqqs8)
Hero Dust

In Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s tale, vampire slayer Bram is getting old and tired so starts the search for his successor.

Read by David Horovitch.

The ultimate killing machines. Natalie Haynes introduces a four-part series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2011.


WED 18:30 My Life in Five Books (b012lnm1)
Series 2

Joanne Harris

Joanna Harris has written eleven novels including Chocolat which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.

Her most recent book, Blueeyedboy has been recently published in paperback.

She picks five books that are important in her life and explains to Stuart Cosgrove how she allows her daughter to read books that were banned in her young life. Joanne explains how she draws inspiration for her own writing and how she was pleased with the film adaptation of her most famous novel.

Joanne's five books:

1: GORMENGHAST by Mervyn Peake

2: SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES by Ray Bradbury

3: PERFUMES by Luca Turin.

4: LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo

5: SANDMAN SERIES by Neil Gaiman.

First broadcast on BBC Scotland in 2011.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01nmgrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Not in Front of the Children (b08fsg00)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbblm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Dance of the Seven Veils (b0081kqz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Stories by Teffi (b05ny7p1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Elizabeth Kuti - May Child (m0002zjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Tudur Owen - Where on Earth is Anglesey? (m0001b1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b01mhwx5)
Series 2

Episode 2

by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser

Justin's still living with his father-in-law, still working with his ex-wife and still calling on his Gran for her words of wisdom. This week he also has to cope with trying to get elected as a school governor, trying to find a new job and trying not to miss Justin Jr's school play.

Justin ..... Justin Moorhouse
Gran ..... Anne Reid
Lisa ..... Christine Bottomley
Man in bar ..... Jim Poyser
Bryn ..... Lloyd Langford
Ray ..... Paul Copley
Miles ..... Rob Rouse
Woman in bar ..... Victoria Brazier
Tanya ..... Victoria Elliott

Producer: Steven Canny

In one version of his life, Justin is a loveable celebrity who is successful, funny, and stopped in the street by adoring fans. He's the man who has everything.

In the more realistic version he's a DJ in a slightly shabby local radio station who gets hassled by the occasional oddball on the street. And he's the man who hopes for everything.

And at home? Well, it's chaotic. His wife has left him, taking custody of his 8-year-old son Justin jnr. So he's back on the market. So he's currently living in his father-in-law's spare room in Bury. The only person who understands him is his Gran, living in luxury in an old folk's home in Warrington. Oh, and his producer Bryn but this might not be such a good thing.

Everyone Quite Likes Justin is written by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser. Justin is a comedian who sells out gigs across the country. He has also written plays and a previous show for Radio 4. Jim Poyser is a writer and producer of enormous experience in both radio and television.

Recorded in front of an audience in Manchester.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0003430)
Kieran Hodgson 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Jon Holmes chats to Kieran Hodgson.


WED 23:00 Radio 9 (b0421tlp)
Series 1

Episode 2

Welcome to Radio 9 – the notional and irrational home of the terminally strange.

More from the Gay Board Game Olympics, plus Radiohead's happy single.

Written and performed by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker.

With Sarah Walton, John Stevenson, Stefan Frank, Janice Vee, Matt Wilkinson and Michelle Gomez.
Producers: Johnny Daukes and Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 23:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! (b00pg5r6)
Series 5

Keep Fit

Arthur's keen on taking up a free trial gym membership, but will his doctor approve? Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2010.



THURSDAY 07 MARCH 2019

THU 00:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yqqs8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 My Life in Five Books (b012lnm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbblm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Dance of the Seven Veils (b0081kqz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b0679c0g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 A Piece of Cake (m0002zjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b05y0k9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b040r18n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Saturday Drama (b03zxhcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Counterpoint (b009rrxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1mc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00cr32p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Tudur Owen - Where on Earth is Anglesey? (m0001b1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbj0y)
Episode 8

Charlotte tries to discover the identity of The Scarecrow as an old foe of Christopher's arrives in Kent. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


THU 06:30 Pomp, Pageantry and Parade (b037dxyp)
Marching to a different beat

Courtney Pine talks to the Guards bandsmen who play at events like Trooping the Colour, former head of the Army General Sir Mike Jackson, and to young musicians planning to join up.

Their enthusiasm and the quality of the music they create is undeniable. But Guardian analyst Simon Jenkins argues that state ceremonial could be done just as well by civilians and that £100m a year for military music is "a ludicrous sum".

Producer: Llinus Jones
A Terrier Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 07:00 Heated Rollers (b007jwzw)
Episode 1

A cavewoman looks ahead, the perils of phoning a bank and the history of feminism.

The first ever all-women sketch show made for BBC Radio 2 stars Lynda Bellingham, Gwyneth Strong and Joanna Monro.

With music supplied by the Lorraine Bowen Experience.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1999.


THU 07:30 The Wilsons Save the World (m0002r74)
Series 2

Library

Maxine Wilson is continues to occupy the local library despite the council closing it and things take a turn for the worse when it looks like eviction is on the cards. Daughter Cat can’t really see the point of libraries anyway, with the internet, and it becomes clear that Mike doesn’t fully grasp what they really mean either. As things take a turn towards the more confrontational Mike recruits a veteran activist, much to Max’s horror.

Mike…Marcus Brigstocke
Max…Kerry Godliman
Cat..Mia Jenkins
Lola…India Brown
Pauline...Liza Tarbuck
Various roles...Kiell Smith-Bynoe
Writers…Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Morgan
Producer...Julia McKenzie
A BBC Studios production.


THU 08:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01rsgrq)
Series 2

Episode 2

Eric and Ern get the bird from Percy Edwards, and Nelson gets a phone call from Lady Hamilton.

Written by Eddie Braben.

With Salena Jones and Percy Edwards.

Music from Peter Knight and his Orchestra.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1976.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b007jprr)
The Man Who Never Was

The Brits must trick the enemy. A 1958 remake of the 1956 spoof of the war film based on the 1953 book. Stars Spike Milligan.


THU 09:00 All the Way from Memphis (b00mdyl9)
Series 2

Episode 4

James Walton and the music quiz for all the young, and not so young, dudes.

Team captains Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins are joined by Dave Gorman and Mary Anne Hobbs to be put through their musical paces.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Written and researched by James Walton

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


THU 09:30 Rent (b00752fm)
Series 3

Episode 3

It's havoc in the Reynolds household as the preparations for the baby's naming ceremony reach a climax.

Series 3 of Lucy Flannery's award-winning sitcom about Maria and Richard Reynolds and their lodgers.

Stars Barbara Flynn as Maria, Patrick Barlow as Richard, Linda Polan as Amy, Vivienne Rochester as Ruby, Dave Lamb as Paul, Sally Grace as Mother and Chris Emmett as Father.

Producer: Liz Anstee.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1997.


THU 10:00 Saturday Drama (b040h14t)
CS Forester's London Noir

Plain Murder

1928: London advertising agency. Morris, Oldroyd and Reddy, has been caught taking bribes. One of their colleagues threatens to blow the whistle on them.

Instant dismissal will inevitably be the result, and at a time of severe unemployment, their future prospects are bleak.

Morris, a menacing bully, offers them a road out of their dilemma - a perfect murder, cleverly disguised as a tragic accident. But is there such a thing as the perfect murder?

One of three seminal psychological thrillers by CS Forester - dramatised by Paul Mendelson.

Most famous for his Hornblower series, CS Forester wrote these thrillers at the start of his career taking crime writing in a new direction, portraying ordinary, desperate people committing monstrous acts, and showing events spiralling terribly, chillingly, out of control.

Music composed by Gary C. Newman
Clarinet: Samantha Baldwin
Director: David Ian Neville


THU 11:00 Stories by Teffi (b05prkhj)
The Hat and My First Tolstoy

Two tales that deal crisply with the vanities of fashion and literary homage. Cautionary tales both!

A series of tales by Teffi - a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia - who's popular work has been re-published.

Reader: Hattie Morahan

Translated by Anne Marie Jackson.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015


THU 11:15 Rachel Joyce - To Be a Pilgrim (b008m75s)
After six months of retirement, tired Harold opens a letter and everything changes. Stars Anna Massey and Anton Rodgers.


THU 12:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01rsgrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jprr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbj0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Pomp, Pageantry and Parade (b037dxyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b0679f1n)
Simon Mawer - Tightrope

Episode Four

Marian is called to Hamburg to testify against the Germans who worked in Ravensbrück concentration camp. Afterwards, she meets an intriguing Russian officer and his friend.

A tale of love, betrayal and espionage as the political alliances forged during the Second World War give way to the moral uncertainties of the Cold War.

Marian Sutro is a highly successful British SOE operative working with the French Resistance. Then she is betrayed and imprisoned in Ravensbrück by the Nazis.

Returning to England a broken woman, she attempts to immerse herself in a normal life with a mundane job in London. However, the lure of the secret service and her desire to work for the greater good is never far away.

As the Americans test ever more deadly atomic weapons and the Russians join the frantic race to match them, Marian finds herself in demand by all sides with no moral compass to guide her.

She must walk an increasingly precarious tightrope between her beliefs, her profession and her desires.

Reader: Peter Firth
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2015.


THU 14:15 A Piece of Cake (m0002z0g)
Kendal Mint Cake

According to legend, a 19th-century Kendal confectioner invented Kendal Mint Cake by accident in the Cumbrian town.

Little did he realise the outsized role it was to take in mountaineering history – including fuelling the first ascent of Mount Everest.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes shares fond memories of his own expeditions - and the key role the cake played for him.

Five choice slices of British sweet treats as Sheila McClennon tells the stories behind them.

Producer: Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b05y11vd)
Cyrano de Bergerac

Episode 4

Glyn Maxwell's adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Swordsman, Philosopher, Poet Raconteur - Cyrano is all of these things , but none of them make him happy. What he wants more than anything is the love of the beautiful Roxane. But he has one huge problem that is as plain as the nose on his face. Is he too ugly to be loved ? Especially when the handsome young cadet Christian de Neuvillette also declares his love for her . However Christian's way with words needs a little help . Cyrano has been helping him sharpen his poetic skills but will this deception be discovered ?

CYRANO Tom Burke
ROXANE Emily Pithon
SGT CARBONNE ..Jonathan Keeble
LE BRET Christopher Harper
DE GUICHE Conrad Nelson
CHRISTIAN Kieran Hodgson
RAGUENEAU Roger Morlidge

Music Harry Blake
Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b040qxf4)
B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World

Episode 4

An essential tool kit for understanding the modern world, by the Director of London's Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic.

Not a dictionary, though it attempts to tell you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography either, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture.

It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake, the creation of national identities, the mania to collect. It's also about the world seen from the rear view mirror of Grand Theft Auto V, and digital ornament and why we value imperfection. It's about drinking a bruisingly dry martini in Adolf Loo's American bar in Vienna, and about Hitchcock's film sets. It's about fashion and technology, about politics and art.

Born in London, Deyan Sudjic studied architecture in Edinburgh, edited Domus in Milan, was the director of the Venice architecture biennale, and a curator in Glasgow, Istanbul and Copenhagen. He's the author of The Language of Things and The Edifice Complex.

Episode 4:
K is for Kitchens and how they were once at the frontline of class warfare. N is for National Identity and the way it is somehow provisional and yet also utterly compelling. Deyan Sudjic considers both.

K is for kitchens and class warfare and N is for national identity and its complexities. Deyan Sudjic considers both.

Read by Deyan Sudjic
Abridged by Polly Coles

Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 15:00 Saturday Drama (b040h14t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 All the Way from Memphis (b00mdyl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Rent (b00752fm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Heated Rollers (b007jwzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 The Wilsons Save the World (m0002r74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yy6vt)
Israbel

In Tanith Lee’s tale, a beautiful vampire hires an artist to paint her portrait, but then he develops a dangerous obsession...

Read by Mark Bonnar and Claire Harry.

The ultimate killing machines. Natalie Haynes introduces a four-part series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2011.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b01mqpgh)
Series 28

George Orwell

Whilst at school, a young Alan Johnson was given some money by a teacher and told to go and buy four copies of any book for the school library. He headed down the Kings Road in Chelsea, stopping only for a sly cigarette along the way. Having already read 'Animal Farm', he picked 'Keep the Aspidistra Flying' and yearned for the life of lead character Gordon Comstock.

In conversation with Matthew Parris, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson explains why Orwell was crucial to his education and political development. He's surprised to learn that Orwell is not on the National Curriculum, and insists that Orwell would have hated I.D. cards. They're joined by Jean Seaton, Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster and Chair of the Orwell Prize.

Orwell was in the news recently when the outgoing Director-General of the BBC, Mark Thompson, turned down a proposal to erect a statue of George Orwell outside BBC Broadcasting House, reportedly telling Joan Bakewell that it was 'far too Left-wing an idea.'

Producers: Beatrice Fenton and Toby Field.

From 2010.


THU 19:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01rsgrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jprr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbj0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Pomp, Pageantry and Parade (b037dxyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Stories by Teffi (b05prkhj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Rachel Joyce - To Be a Pilgrim (b008m75s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 The Wilsons Save the World (m0002r74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (m0002z0l)
Series 20

Episode 5

Newsjack is a scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public. Host Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined this week by Jason Forbes, Luke Kempner and Emily Lloyd-Saini.

Script Editors: Ed Amsden and Tom Coles
Production Coordinator: Gwyn Davies
Producers: Nick Coupe and Hayley Sterling

Newsjack is a BBC Studios Production.


THU 23:00 The Consultants (b007k37y)
Series 3

Episode 5

Chesney is having a crisis of confidence. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From January 2005.


THU 23:30 Hut 33 (b01j9hsk)
Series 3

Know Thyne Enemy

It's 1942 and the war is not going well - so the codebreakers of Bletchley Park are under even more pressure than usual.

Archie, Gordon and Charles try to think like Germans to predict the Enigma machine code...

Stars Tom Goodman-Hill as Archie, Robert Bathurst as Professor Charles Gardner, Fergus Craig as Gordon, Alex MacQueen as 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall, Olivia Colman as Minka and Lill Roughley as Mrs Best.

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.



FRIDAY 08 MARCH 2019

FRI 00:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00yy6vt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b01mqpgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbj0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Pomp, Pageantry and Parade (b037dxyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b0679f1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 A Piece of Cake (m0002z0g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b05y11vd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b040qxf4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Saturday Drama (b040h14t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 All the Way from Memphis (b00mdyl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Rent (b00752fm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Heated Rollers (b007jwzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Wilsons Save the World (m0002r74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbqwq)
Episode 9

The Dragoons attempt to foil the swashbuckling smugglers' plan - but tragedy lies ahead. Read by Rufus Sewell.

Christopher Syn, a brilliant young scholar, is a Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, but his eventual decision to throw away the Bible for the sword in a mad quest for vengeance will influence the rest of his life.

Russell Thorndike's 18th Century, Kent-based adventure features pirates, smuggling, highwaymen, duels, wicked squires and beautiful Spanish ladies. Based on the first two novels (published 1935 and 1936) in the seven-title sequence, 'Doctor Syn on the High Seas' and 'Doctor Syn Returns'. Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Writer Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is less well-known than his sister, the actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, but his Doctor Syn novels hold a special place in the affection of lovers of atmospheric, swashbuckling storytelling everywhere. His novels have been filmed with actors as diverse as George Arliss, Peter Cushing and Patrick McGoohan in the role of Syn, and the Kent village of Dymchurch holds an official 'Day of Syn' every other year, to commemorate a home-grown literary folk hero.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland

First broadcast in 2006.


FRI 06:30 Vital Mental Medicine: Shackleton's Banjo (b00wdgr5)
As his ship was sinking through the Antarctic pack-ice, Ernest Shackleton allowed each member of his expedition to take 2lbs of possessions with them as they abandoned ship. One exception was made; Shackleton saved Leonard Hussey's banjo saying, "We must have that banjo. It's vital mental medicine."

So it proved; when Shackleton set off in a small boat to sail to South Georgia to get help, he left behind on Elephant Island twenty-two men. They lived for months under an upturned boat and some old sails. Every Saturday the banjo-playing meteorologist mounted a concert. He composed songs and whenever they caught a seal to eat brought out his banjo. He played, the men sang - and anger and depression were kept at bay.

Leonard Hussey survived, as did his banjo, now in the National Maritime Museum, its skin marked with a dozen signatures of members of the failed expedition to the South Pole.

Tim van Eyken is best known as a squeeze-box player and singer - he was the Song Man in 'War Horse' at the National Theatre. But he also plays the banjo. Tim explores the character of Hussey and the role he and his banjo played in saving the sanity of the explorers. He plays some of his songs - sadly not on Hussey's banjo, which is too fragile, but on his own, made by Pete Stanley, who sheds some light on the original instrument.

Tim also hears from Pieter van der Merwe of the National Maritime Museum about the importance of music in expeditions and, thanks to some remarkable archive recordings, Hussey himself. He plays the tune Shackleton asked for the night he died. Hussey reveals, too, that his banjo had seen action in warmer climes, "having among other things been played to an audience of cannibals in Africa."

Producer: Julian May.


FRI 07:00 The Elephant Man (b007jsfp)
Endangered Species

Peter Serafinowicz stars in DA Barham's sitcom about the life of Terry Lyon, an elephant keeper at his local zoo. He gets on better with animals than people. As the zoo lurches towards bankruptcy, his future looks bleak. Co-stars Chris Emmet as Leonard.

DA Barham - alias Debbie Ann - used her gently gender-obscured writing name. Aged just 15, she'd sent in scripts to BBC comedy programmes. In 2003 she tragically died from heart failure due to anorexia, aged only 26. In her short, brilliant comedy career, she'd written for The News Huddlines, Spitting Image, The News Quiz, Weekending, Loose Ends, as well as big names like Bob Monkhouse, Graham Norton, Rory Bremner and Clive Anderson.

Produced by Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


FRI 07:30 Clare in the Community (b08587nz)
Series 11

You Take the High Road

It's the social work event of the year and Clare Barker is giving the keynote speech; it's the biggest moment of her career. Provided she can actually get there for it. Back at home Brian and Nali have been taken in by Ray after a barbecue got out of hand. His housekeeping leaves a bit to be desired as far as Nali's concerned.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production.


FRI 08:00 The Michael Bentine Show (b008vnrl)
From 12/02/1984

From an old colonial to a herd of operatic cows – it can only be Michael Bentine.

The ultimate one-man show written and performed by the host.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1984.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlb0)
Series 2

Pilgrim's Progress

Old soldier Albert is eager to revisit the World War One battlefields of Flanders, but Harold's in the mood to mock.

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 June 1967.


FRI 09:00 Who Goes There? (b0075yw8)
Series 4

Episode 2

Martin Young chairs the quiz which looks at the noteworthy and the notorious from history.

Tackling the biographical teasers are team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego with guests Gyles Brandreth and Sheridan Morley.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2000.


FRI 09:30 Mr Finchley Takes the Road (b007k0zf)
Episode 2

Mr Finchley runs into an ancient mariner who has many tales to tell of his life at sea, each one taller than the last.

Meanwhile, following hot on his tail is Oliver Watt-Anselm, the worst private eye in the world...

Victor Canning's novel about the adventures of a man and his horse-drawn caravan touring the 1930s countryside of Kent.

Richard Griffiths stars as Mr Finchley.

With John Bird, Chris Emmett and Jon Glover.

Narrated by James Villiers.

Adapted in six parts by Andy and Eric Merriman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1993.


FRI 10:00 Saturday Drama (b041469s)
CS Forester's London Noir

The Pursued

1935: When Marjorie finds Dorothy, her pretty young sister, lying dead with her head in the oven, the obvious assumption is suicide.

But the girl's mother, Mrs Clair, a tough-minded woman is not convinced. She believes that Dorothy was murdered by Marjorie's cheating husband Ted.

Unable to prove her theory, Mrs Clair begins to cook up a secret, terrible revenge...

One of three seminal psychological thrillers by CS Forester - dramatised by Paul Mendelson.

Most famous for his Hornblower series, CS Forester wrote these thrillers at the start of his career taking crime writing in a new direction, portraying ordinary, desperate people committing monstrous acts, and showing events spiralling terribly, chillingly, out of control.

Music composed by Gary C. Newman
Clarinet: Samantha Baldwin
Director: David Ian Neville


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000303n)
International Women's Day

Renay and Amanda recommend some great podcasts led by women. Otegha Uwagba joins to discuss her podcast 'In Good Company'. Plus, 'How To Own The Room', 'Julie' and 'The Slowdown'.


FRI 12:00 The Michael Bentine Show (b008vnrl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbqwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Vital Mental Medicine: Shackleton's Banjo (b00wdgr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b067h157)
Simon Mawer - Tightrope

Episode Five

Marian discovers a disturbing truth about her brother Ned. Meanwhile, Major Fawley attempts to recruit her back into the secret service.

A tale of love, betrayal and espionage as the political alliances forged during the Second World War give way to the moral uncertainties of the Cold War.

Marian Sutro is a highly successful British SOE operative working with the French Resistance. Then she is betrayed and imprisoned in Ravensbrück by the Nazis.

Returning to England a broken woman, she attempts to immerse herself in a normal life with a mundane job in London. However, the lure of the secret service and her desire to work for the greater good is never far away.

As the Americans test ever more deadly atomic weapons and the Russians join the frantic race to match them, Marian finds herself in demand by all sides with no moral compass to guide her.

She must walk an increasingly precarious tightrope between her beliefs, her profession and her desires.

Reader: Peter Firth
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2011.


FRI 14:15 A Piece of Cake (m000303q)
Eccles Cake

Sheila McClennon visits the Lancashire town of Eccles to taste these sweet currant-and-pastry cakes.

Five choice slices of British sweet treats and the stories behind them.

Producer: Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b05y16ms)
Cyrano de Bergerac

Episode 5

The final part of Glyn Maxwell's adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Swordsman, Philosopher, Poet Raconteur - Cyrano is all of these things , but none of them make him happy. What he wants more than anything is the love of the beautiful Roxane. But he has one huge problem that is as plain as the nose on his face. Is he too ugly to be loved ? Especially when the new handsome cadet Christian de Neuvillette also declares his love for her . However Christian's way with words needs a little help . Cyrano has been helping him. But after many years and a siege in between is the scheme about to unravel ?

CYRANO Tom Burke
ROXANE/MOTHER SUPERIOR Emily Pithon
SGT CARBONNE ..Jonathan Keeble
LE BRET Christopher Harper
DE GUICHE Conrad Nelson
CHRISTIAN Kieran Hodgson
RAGUENEAU Roger Morlidge

Music Harry Blake
Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b040qxkl)
B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World

Episode 5

An essential tool kit for understanding the modern world, by the Director of London's Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic.

Not a dictionary, though it attempts to tell you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography either, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture.

It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake, the creation of national identities, the mania to collect. It's also about the world seen from the rear view mirror of Grand Theft Auto V, and digital ornament and why we value imperfection. It's about drinking a bruisingly dry martini in Adolf Loo's American bar in Vienna, and about Hitchcock's film sets. It's about fashion and technology, about politics and art.

Born in London, Deyan Sudjic studied architecture in Edinburgh, edited Domus in Milan, was the director of the Venice architecture biennale, and a curator in Glasgow, Istanbul and Copenhagen. He's the author of The Language of Things and The Edifice Complex.

Episode 5:

W is for War and whether design collections are really the place for weapons? Y asks is Youtube really so democratic? Z is for Zip and how in the thirties it was the height of modernity. Deyan Sudjic considers them all.

W is for War: are museums the place for weapons? Y is for Youtube and Z is for Zip.
Deyan Sudjic considers t

Read by Deyan Sudjic
Abridged by Polly Coles

Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 15:00 Saturday Drama (b041469s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Who Goes There? (b0075yw8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Mr Finchley Takes the Road (b007k0zf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 The Elephant Man (b007jsfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Clare in the Community (b08587nz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00z55h6)
Quid Pro Quo

Tanya Huff’s deliciously noir tale of an immortal whose lover is in mortal danger.

Read by Genevieve Adam.

The ultimate killing machines. Natalie Haynes introduces a four-part series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2011.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076czy)
The Voice

Writers Maggie O'Farrell, Niall Griffiths and Lana Citron talk to Matthew Parris about how they found their voice.

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 2003.


FRI 19:00 The Michael Bentine Show (b008vnrl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Russell Thorndike - Doctor Syn (b00dbqwq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Vital Mental Medicine: Shackleton's Banjo (b00wdgr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000303n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Clare in the Community (b08587nz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Craig Brown's Lost Diaries (b00vcms4)
May and June

A second chance to hear satirist Craig Brown dip into the private lives of public figures from the 1960's to the present day.

May & June. As the summer heats up passions rise for Barbara Cartland and Edwina Currie.

Voiced by Jan Ravens, Alistair McGowan, Lewis McLeod, Ewan Bailey, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Dolly Wells.
Written by Craig Brown.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


FRI 23:00 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b01p7l07)
Series 2

Cultural Heroes

Iolo Morgannwg, Lady Llanover and Michael Heseltine. Determining the ultimate heroes of Wales. From December 2012.


FRI 23:30 Listen Against (b017cjmx)
Series 4

Episode 4

A week of radio that never happened. Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes rewind and mangle real programmes. From November 2011.




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

15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b046p078)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b05xx8hw)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b05xx8hw)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b05xxhw4)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b05xxhw4)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b05y0k9w)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b05y0k9w)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b05y11vd)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b05y11vd)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b05y16ms)

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 23:00 SAT (b008khpv)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0084gnd)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0084gnd)

A Piece of Cake 14:15 MON (m0002z5p)

A Piece of Cake 02:15 TUE (m0002z5p)

A Piece of Cake 14:15 TUE (m0002zv6)

A Piece of Cake 02:15 WED (m0002zv6)

A Piece of Cake 14:15 WED (m0002zjl)

A Piece of Cake 02:15 THU (m0002zjl)

A Piece of Cake 14:15 THU (m0002z0g)

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