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SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2019

SAT 00:00 Short Works: A Season of Murder, Mystery and Suspense (m0003l5g)
Series 5

Edgar Allan Poe - The Man of the Crowd

An unknown man keeps to the shadows.

In a writing career that spanned barely two decades (he died in his 41st year) the American penned over seventy short stories. These he incessantly revised over the years and many became standards of the short form (like ‘The Fall Of The House of Usher’ or ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’).

But for our five fictional tales, we burrow down amongst Poe’s lesser-known, and often dark, gems.

Reader: Owen Teale
Abridger: Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


SAT 00:15 HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki (b0076rpb)
The Toys of Peace

Harvey is encouraged by his right-thinking sister to give toys that can't be used for war to her two sons. But children, in a Saki tale, are immensely inventive...

Stars Anthony Calf as Harvey, Beth Chalmers as Leonora, Ben Tibber as Eric, Anton Rice as Bertie and Alex Tregear as the Waitress.

Five Tales by Saki (HH Munro), dramatised by Roger Davenport.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b0076d9k)
Gossip

Matthew Parris chinwags about trivia with poet Jean Binta Breeze, regular diarist Marina Hyde and writer Roy Foster.

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 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b05z865m)
Aladdin's Cave

A gambling club owner appears to be at the centre of Bill Galbraith's latest mystery, but he's protected.

Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith. With Richard Davies as Evans, Garard Green as Finch and Robert Gillespie as Doc McDowall.

Written by prize-winning TV producer Robert Barr, who also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's Z Cars and Softly Softly.

Produced by John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


SAT 01:30 Landscape With Canals and Machines: The Legacy of LTC Rolt (b00vrssh)
Hermione Cockburn on LTC Rolt, the writer who led us to value our industrial landscape.

LTC Rolt achieved something remarkable - he changed the character of the British - for the better - by altering their perception of their land and history. Before he began writing, and campaigning, our industrial landscape was regarded a desecration of a rural idyll. It was Rolt who taught us to value it, to appreciate its beauty and to appreciate the achievements of those who created the great engines, viaducts, lighthouses, ships and railways that revolutionised Britain - and the world.

The father of industrial archaeology, Rolt wrote definitive biographies of the Stephensons, Brunel, Watt and Telford. He wrote about railways, aeronautics and cars (his 1920s Alvis is still going), and 'High Horse Riderless' is an important early work of environmental philosophy. And he wrote fiction, including ghost stories.

His book 'Narrowboat' led to the establishment of the Inland Waterways Association and the canal network's navigation channels, structures, towpaths, bridges, tunnels and aqueducts were saved in the nick of time.

Rolt is now recognised as a pioneer of the leisure industry. He went on to rescue the bankrupt Talyllyn narrow-gauge railway and taught volunteers to restore, then run it. Such an endeavour had never been attempted before but now this is a model for renovation and conservation schemes all over contemporary Britain, and all over the world.

Hermione Cockburn, with help from Timothy West (who also has a narrowboat) and Rolt's widow, Sonia, tells the story of this remarkable engineer and author and reveals how his work shapes our thinking today - not just about our past but how we deal with it for the future.


SAT 02:00 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn (b0080sjp)
Episode 10

A funeral sparks a big reunion of old faces at the house in Cornwall.

A house - with a fragrant lawn stretching down to the Cornish cliffs - is the link between the five cousins which neither the war nor adulthood can break.

Published in 1984, Mary Wesley novel abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

Concluded by Sian Phillips.

Producer: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


SAT 02:15 A Guide to Coastal Wildlife (b074zy93)
Mudflats and Salt Marshes

What attracts so many birds to gather on vast expanses of coastal sea mud around the coast?

Well, the answer can be found in this programme when Brett Westwood joins naturalist Phil Gates on the Northumberland coast and after wading carefully across a slippery bed of popping seaweed, they explore the sticky ooze of the mud flats, to discover it teeming with life; food for wading birds.

As well as cockles and lugworms, there are much smaller mud snails and mud shrimps. The latter are tiny crustaceans, very elongated with enormous antennae like “curved crane jibs” which are found in vast numbers (a conservative estimate is 10,000 per square metre) swimming on the surface in liquid mud or hiding out in tunnels below the surface. This rich source of food explains why so many birds gather here to feed; birds like the smart looking shelduck; a duck which is almost the size of small goose but lays its eggs in underground burrows!

Away from the mud, slightly higher up the shore on the salt marsh, Brett and Phil discover sea lavender, a plant which has a clever way of dealing with high salt levels by excreting salt crystals onto its leaves giving them a greyish sheen and a salty taste!

Producer: Sarah Blunt


SAT 02:30 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b3zz3)
Episode 5

Darrow sets out to persuade Sophie to leave Givre, but discovers affairs are much more complicated than he’d realised.

Published in 1912, The Reef is one of Edith Wharton's most accomplished yet neglected novels - revealing the submerged and perilous depths beneath the surface of even the most conventional of its characters.

Starring Ben Miles as George Darrow, Jodhi May as Sophie, Teresa Gallagher as Anna, Julian Ovenden as Owen and Sian Thomas as the Narrator.

Dramatised by Penny Leicester.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b045kcjh)
A Broken Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen's Secret Chord

Episode 5

As Leonard Cohen turns 80, a new biography by Liel Leibovitz explores the life, work and passion of the poet-turned-musician. What makes Cohen such an enduring international figure in the cultural imagination?

Granted extraordinary access to Cohen's personal papers, Leibovitz evokes a complicated, sometimes contradictory figure. Born into a Canadian religious Jewish family, for years a reclusive lyricist on the Greek island of Hydra, known for his bold political commentary, his devotion to Buddhist thought and his later despair over contemporary Zionism, Cohen hardly follows the rules of a conventional rock star.

An intimate look at a man who, despite battles with stage fright and years spent in hermit-like isolation, is still touring and now seems to be reaching a new peak of popularity.

In the final episode, Cohen begins the 1990s as a hugely successful songwriter, poet and performer. Yet spiritual crises still plague him, and he retreats to the San Gabriel Mountains to spend time with his guru. By 2006, he's forced to start touring again when evidence emerges that a long-time employee and friend may have stolen millions of dollars from him.

Read by Julian Barratt, with Leonard Cohen quotes read by Colin Stinton.
Abridged by: Jo Coombs
Producer: Pippa Vaughan
A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 03:00 Classic Serial (b0167vk2)
Silas Marner

Episode 2

After a life of exile and a miserly existence, Silas's life changes forever when Eppie, a little girl crosses his threshold on a cold New Year's evening.

Their life together, from her childhood to womanhood is his salvation. But all is threatened when her biological father makes a claim on her...

Conclusion of George Eliot's novel dramatised by Richard Cameron.

Silas Marner ...... George Costigan
Eppie ....... Rebecca Callard
Dolly ..... Deborah McAndrew
Aaron ..... Stephen Hoyle
Godfrey/Jem ..... Conrad Nelson
Nancy ...... Maeve Larkin
Macey .... Seamus O'Neill
Dr. Kimble......... Leigh Symonds
Priscillia ...... Fiona Clarke
Dramatised by Richard Cameron

Director: Pauline Harris.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


SAT 04:00 Who Goes There? (b0075z6w)
Series 4

Episode 5

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.


SAT 04:30 Mr Finchley Takes the Road (b007k1q4)
Episode 5

Edgar Finchley goes on a crusade, Master Finchley plays truant and a barber gets a close shave.

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 as Mr Blain, Peter Vaughan as Turk, Robert Gill as Robert Finchley, Piers Gibbon as Mr Harbottle, Kate Binchy as Miss Slater, Alan Thompson as Sir Simon Penickle and David Howarth as the Mechanic.

Narrated by James Villiers.

Adapted in six parts by Andy and Eric Merriman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1993.


SAT 05:00 The Elephant Man (b007k2cj)
While the Cat's Away

Leonard and Adam head off to Frankfurt for the sake of the polar bear's future - and the zoo's!

Debbie Barham's eight-part sitcom about the life of an elephant zoo keeper.

Starring Peter Serafinowicz as Terry Lyon, Chris Emmet as Leonard, Geoff McGivern as George, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Maureen, Richard Pearce as Adam, Joanna Monro as Stephanie and Wayne Forester as Morse.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.


SAT 05:30 Where's the F in News (m0003cpg)
Series 2

Episode 3

An energetic, intelligent female-anchored show with a female panel - using the events, trends and talking points they think should really be top of the news agenda in a series of fresh and funny challenges.

Host Jo Bunting is joined by a panel of women including comedians Jo Brand, Sara Barron and Lauren Pattison and broadcaster Samira Ahmed.

Jo Bunting is a producer and writer of topical comedy and satire, with credits including Have I Got News For You, the Great British Bake Off spin off show An Extra Slice with Jo Brand, and the successful topical chat show That Sunday Night Show presented by Adrian Chiles on ITV. Jo was a guest interviewer on Loose Ends for several years and a panellist on Loose Women.

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Saturday Drama (b042cq8f)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service

James Bond seems more interested in gambling at the Casino Royale than tracking down elusive SPECTRE chief Blofeld. Then he meets Tracy, emotionally disturbed daughter of mafia boss Draco.
Now he has a double motive: seek and destroy Blofeld, and prevent Tracy killing herself.

Impersonating a College of Arms official Bond infiltrates Blofeld's Swiss mountain-top lair. He learns that Blofeld and aide Irma Bunt are brainwashing young women. Why? Is biological warfare involved? Backed by 'M' and Draco, Bond mounts an air assault. But can he pin down monstrous Blofeld? And what will happen to Tracy?

Toby Stephens is on top form as 007. A stellar cast includes Joanna Lumley, Alfred Molina, Alex Jennings, Lisa Dillon, John Standing, Janie Dee, Lloyd Owen, Joanna Cassidy, Clare Dunne and Julian Sands, with Jarvis himself as the voice of Fleming.

Specially composed music: Mark Holden and Michael Lopez
Dramatised by Archie Scottney

Director: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 07:30 The Gambaccini Years (b037vb3r)
Episode 1

Paul Gambaccini is the only broadcaster who has presented regular programmes on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4.

2013 marked his 40th anniversary in British broadcasting, since his arrival at Radio 1 in 1973 from American college radio and Rolling Stone magazine.

In a series of special shows, recorded with an audience, Paul and invited guests look back, with extracts from some of his all-time favourite interviews. The programmes cover interviews with his pop music heroes, as well as with major figures from the world of theatre, cinema and comedy, conducted during his time as a presenter and interviewer on arts programmes such as Kaleidoscope.

Joining Paul for the first in the series are music legends Elton John and Joan Armatrading, lyricist Tim Rice, writer and former Python Michael Palin and fellow music broadcaster Bob Harris.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b04stc6c)
Singing Together

Jarvis Cocker sets out on a musical journey to trace the history of Singing Together, the long-running BBC Schools radio programme which got generations of children singing. He uncovers the stories of those who made the programme, listened as children, and used it in their classrooms. Together they remember Monday mornings at 11am, when pupils up and down the country opened their song books and gathered round as teachers wheeled out their classroom radios.

He delves into the archive to uncover the origins of the programme, hearing the first presenter, Herbert Wiseman, describe how he started the series at the outbreak of the Second World War as a way of reaching out to children at a time when many had been evacuated. Wartime teacher Brenda Jenkins, who used Singing Together with her class of evacuees, remembers how 'singing always helped'

Jarvis explores the power of singing to bringing people together. He also uncovers the origins of the folk songs used in the programme and traces how it changed though the 1960s and 70's, opening up to musical traditions from around the world. He reflects on the impact of the long running series - which gave many their first introduction to folk heritage- with award winning musician Eliza Carthy.

And he asks why recordings of this hugely popular series were not preserved for posterity. Only a handful of episodes survive in the BBC archive but, with the help of a small community of collectors, he sets out to find some of the missing episodes.

Producer: Ruth Evans
Editor: David Ross.


SAT 09:00 Unsung Heroines (m0003tbm)
History is full of incredible women who did amazing things. And yet, even though their legacy is still felt today, their names aren't on the tip our tongues. We've all heard of Florence Nightingale and Amelia Earhart - but what about Annie Russell Maunder, Jayaben Desai or Josephine Butler? They're much less well known, yet they all made significant and enduring contributions to our world.
The writer and comedian Viv Groskop has been trawling the BBC radio archives to find out about a kickass sisterhood that refused to stay at home when that's what was expected of them.
We meet the pioneering physician, Sophia Jex Blake; the Nobel laureate environmentalist, Wangari Maathai, the social reformer, Caroline Norton; the champion cyclist, Beryl Burton; we take a trip to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to learn about its founder, Mary Tealby. And many more.
Viv also invites contemporary women to nominate their favourite unsung heroines - so we hear from Clare Balding, Cathy Newman, Samira Ahmed, Natalie Haynes, Gemma Cairney, Angela Barnes and Jessica Fostekew about the females they call phenomenal.
From ancient Rome to the 21st Century, Viv Groskop brings inspiring women out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

Producer - Moy McGowan


SAT 12:00 Booked (b00753g9)
Series 1

Episode 1

Richard III talks to Eeyore and Oedipus shares confessions with Captain Haddock.

Outrageous parody, biting wit and original writing from Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane.

Barnsley poet Ian McMillan chairs the first of a six-part series of the irreverent literary game.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1995.


SAT 12:30 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076hv6)
Episode 1

Twenty years married to Catherine of Aragon - and no son for the King. Should she take all the blame?

An unreliable history, created and written in six parts by Barry Grossman.

Starring Jonathan Coy as Henry VIII, Carla Mendonca as Catherine of Aragon, Sheila Steafel as Donna Elvira, John Rowe as Cardinal Wolsey, Milton Jones as Thomas Cromwell, Stephen Gretf as the Pope, and Alfred Burke as the Chronicler.

Music by Jim Parker.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


SAT 13:00 The Pillow Book (b09gjzcp)
Series 10 Omnibus

Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari return in this popular mystery, The Pillow Book, set in 10th Century Japan.

Following the Empress Teishi's father's death, a new Chancellor holds power in the Palace. He has ensured his daughter now occupies the throne, as Empress and First Consort to the Emperor.

Summoned to a meeting with the new Empress, Shonagon is visited by a disturbing vision.

The Pillow Book is inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

Omnibus written by Robert Forrest.

Shonagon ...... Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari ...... Stuart McQuarrie
Saisho ...... Victoria Liddelle
Empress Teishi ...... Laura Rees
Empress Shoshi ...... Katie Leung

Directed by Lu Kemp.

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in five parts in 2017 .


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0003tbt)
Dave Gorman

Dave Gorman with Dr Hook’s When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman and Reasons to Be Cheerful by Ian Dury and The Blockheads.


SAT 14:15 Down Your Way (m0003tc0)
Dame Jennifer Jenkins in Styal

Dame Jennifer Jenkins visits the Cheshire village of Styal to learn about the lives of 19th century mill workers. Dame Jennifer also meets a Unitarian Minister and drops by the local primary school.

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: Jill Marshall.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b04stc6c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Saturday Drama (b042cq8f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 The Gambaccini Years (b037vb3r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Liz Lochhead - Maleficium (b00761fp)
Spells, charms and an imagined cursing. Taking its title from the word for a malicious act of witchcraft - Maleficium draws on real terrifying accounts of witches' trials and confessions to create voices for three imaginary characters.

Alice, Margery and Jinnet - a farm hand, a farmer's wife and an elderly "cunning-woman" - two of whom are brought to the point of tragedy when they're accused of witchcraft by the other.

Starring Clare Corbett as Alice, Siobhan Redmond as Margery, Freda Dowie as Jinnet and Jon Glover as The Skeptick, Willem Ladd.

Written by Liz Lochhead.

Producer: Robert Ketteridge

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SAT 18:45 Ray Bradbury - The Pedestrian (b0076mvx)
There will come a time when we won't be allowed to walk - by order of the authorities.

Read by David Horovitch.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SAT 19:00 Unsung Heroines (m0003tbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Chain Reaction (b01ljwn3)
Series 8

Chris Addison interviews Derren Brown

Comedian Chris Addison gets the rare chance to talk to the amazing Derren Brown about magic, comedy, art, faith and Hitler.

Episodes in the chain include:

Rebecca Front being interviewed by the man who knows her best, her big brother, Jeremy Front.

Rebecca Front talking to her Thick Of It co-star and fellow non-nudist, Chris Addison, about working with Armando Iannucci and embracing his middle-classness through stand-up;

Chris Addison in a rare interview with the actually-really-nice-and-he-doesn't-do-any-of-that-weird-stuff-in-real-life, Derren Brown;

Derren Brown chatting hair, beliefs and Tim Minchin with comedy musical megastar and fellow sceptic Tim Minchin;

A poorly Tim Minchin being handed tissues whilst attempting to interview with no questions a not-at-all-poorly and hilarious Caitlin Moran.

Caitlin Moran getting to spend time and talk shoes, Bananarama and women with her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders.

And.

Jennifer Saunders turning up a week later to find the series has ended. Probably. We weren't there because the series had ended.

Produced by Carl Cooper

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2012.


SAT 22:30 Richard Herring's Objective (b00vhgc7)
Series 1

The St George's Flag

Comedian Richard Herring reclaims those things we have given a bad name to.

Today he's reclaiming the English National Flag from any associations with far right extremists. Why does the man and woman on the street have no idea when St George's day is? Who is St George?

Richard asks a vexillologist (flag expert) about how flags have come to symbolise nations.He also talks to anthropologist Kate Fox who has studied the behaviour of the English, about why the English are not natural flag waving patriots. The show was recorded in front of an audience.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m00041b8)
Andy Hamilton 2/2

From 10pm - midnight, 7 days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Angela Barnes chats again to Andy Hamilton.


SAT 23:00 Beauty of Britain (b01064yj)
Series 2

Laurelmead

No professional care-worker can afford to miss Beauty Olonga's survival guide to Britain - its overheated houses, its disappointing church services and its world-class charity shops. Series 2 of this Radio 4 comedy follows Beauty's continuing adventures as the Featherdown Agency sends her to provide care for the elderly.

Beauty sees herself as an inspiration to other African girls hoping to live the dream in Britain. The series breaks the embarrassed silence about what happens to us when we get old and start to lose our faculties. It shows the process in all its chaotic, tragi-comedy but it does so from the point of view of Beauty, whose Zimbabwean Shona background has taught her to respect age. Beauty sees Britain at its best, its worst and also sometimes without its clothes on running the wrong way down the M6 with a toy dog shouting 'Come on!'

Episode 2 'Laurelmead'

'A British care home is basically a big house named after a tree' observes Beauty, as she decides to work at Laurelmead this week. A change from her usual live in work, but working for the care home brings its own difficulties. There is some good news- her church choir is through to the regional finals of 'Go for Gospel'.

CAST:

Beauty ... Jocelyn Jee Esien
Kriss ... Felix Dexter
Neville ... Clive Swift
Mrs Gupte ... Indira Joshi
Anil ... Paul Sharma
Worship Leader Wayne ... Lloyd Thomas
Uncle Custard ... Chris Douglas
Sandra ... Nicola Sanderson

The music for the series was performed by The West End Gospel Choir.
Written by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson
The producer is Tilusha Ghelani.


SAT 23:30 The Big Booth (b007k25t)
Series 1

Episode 4

Boothby Graffoe's thoughts, sketches and soup time machine. With Steve Frost and guitarist Antonio Forcione. From January 2000.



SUNDAY 31 MARCH 2019

SUN 00:00 Liz Lochhead - Maleficium (b00761fp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:45 Ray Bradbury - The Pedestrian (b0076mvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Pillow Book (b09gjzcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0003tbt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 03:15 Down Your Way (m0003tc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Saturday Drama (b042cq8f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 The Gambaccini Years (b037vb3r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b523y)
Omnibus, part 1

An unexpected obstacle sparks a beguiling adventure for diplomat George Darrow.

Published in 1912, The Reef is one of Edith Wharton's most accomplished yet neglected novels - revealing the submerged and perilous depths beneath the surface of even the most conventional of its characters.

Starring Ben Miles as George Darrow, Jodhi May as Sophie and Sian Thomas as the Narrator.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts.

Dramatised by Penny Leicester.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


SUN 07:15 RK Narayan Stories (b01d9164)
Engine Trouble

At a raffle in India, a poor local man wins an unusual prize. But how to get it home?

Zia Mohyeddin reads RK Narayan’s short story.

Director: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991


SUN 07:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06ts1kz)
Series 2

Winemaker

When Milton finally decides to empty his bins he accidentally makes both a delicious sparkling wine and a deadly enemy.

Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'. Because each week, Milton, and his trusty assistant Anton (played by Milton regular, Tom Goodman-Hill) set out to help people and soon find they're embroiled in a new adventure. Because when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push.

"Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners." - The Guardian.

"King of the surreal one-liners." - The Times

"If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!" - The Daily Mail

Written by Milton with James Cary (Bluestone 42, Miranda), and Dan Evans (who co-wrote Milton's Channel 4 show House Of Rooms) the man they call "Britain's funniest Milton", returns to the radio with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes.

The cast includes regulars Tom Goodman-Hill ( Spamalot, Mr. Selfridge) as the ever-faithful Anton, Josie Lawrence and Ben Willbond (Horrible Histories).

With music by Guy Jackson.

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


SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jptm)
The Bishop Warms Up

The newly installed central heating at St Ogg's causes temperatures to rise.

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 Hugh Paddick as Mr Fox, Frank Vickers as Mr Dawson and Dudley Jones as Mr Parry-Jones.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971.

Written for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1972.


SUN 08:30 We're in Business (b007jydz)
The Gorilla

When Dudley breaks the Major's stuffed gorilla, he, Harry and Miss Boot seek a replacement.

Stars Peter Jones as Dudley, Harry Worth as Harry and Irene Handl as Miss Jubilee Boot. With Dick Emery, Hugh Paddick and Paddy Edwards.

Peter Jones is small-time businessman, Dudley Grosvenor who's always out to make a fast buck - usually at the expense of his side-kick, Harry Worth.

Written by Marty Feldman, Barry Took and Peter Jones.

A selection of surviving episodes from two series broadcast between 1959-1960.

Producer: Charles Maxwell.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1960.


SUN 09:00 The Pianist of Yarmouk (Omnibus) (m0003sk6)
Ammar Haj Ahmad reads Aeham Ahmad’s dramatic account of how he risked his life under siege in Damascus to defy the Syrian regime with his music.

Newly married with a young baby, living in a comfortable Damascus suburb and working as a music teacher, Aeham’s life is turned upside down by the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2012.

When they are bombed out of their apartment, Aeham and his family take refuge in their music shop in the ramshackle district of Yarmouk. But soon the rebel Free Syrian Army takes control of Yarmouk and President Assad’s forces are determined to bomb, shoot and starve them out, regardless of the plight of the ordinary residents.

‘Overnight, the checkpoints were closed. No one got out. Nothing got in. No rice, no oil, no milk powder, no sugar. The siege began. The electricity was turned off. Food prices exploded. Soon, people started dying of hunger. Every day, we could hear artillery fire and rifle salvos. Yarmouk was descending into darkness and silence. Without electricity, we had to improvise. I put baby Ahmad’s dirty nappies in a large metal tub, put on some rubber boots and waded around in the water. When we ran out of washing up liquid, we began cleaning our plates with ash. We had hardly any soap, so we washed our hands only once a day. We almost never had milk, so we gave the baby water with sugar. There was no more tobacco, so I used dried mint to make cigarettes for my father.’

Over five episodes Aeham tells how he fought to keep his family alive and how, in his anger and frustration, he eventually pushed his piano onto the streets and brought music to the desperate people of Yarmouk.

But when ISIS take over he has to make the agonizing choice between staying in Syria and waiting to be killed or making the perilous journey to Europe alone and abandoning his family.

The Pianist of Yarmouk is read by Ammar Haj Ahmad, who trained as an actor before fleeing the conflict in Syria. He recently starred in the critically acclaimed play The Jungle, set in the notorious Calais refugee camp, in London and New York.

Written by Aeham Ahmad
Read by Ammar Haj Ahmad
Abridged and produced by Jane Greenwood
A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in five parts in 2019.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b06scz8v)
Aiden and Jack – Growing Up With Rugby

Fi Glover introduces a conversation recorded at the CBBC Live and Digital Festival in Hull, between friends who have been training together since they were six years old and have a very advanced knowledge of Rugby League. Another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen, and this one can be seen, animated, on http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc

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 (m0003sk8)
Composers

John Rutter

4 Extra Debut. From Bach to Jack Cassidy. Composer John Rutter shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From December 2005.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b0902nhp)
Series 5

Leaving, Loving and Coming Home

True stories told live in in the USA: Meg Bowles introduces tales about leaving, learning to love and yearning to be home.

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

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

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

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


SUN 11:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011ppq4)
Series 2

Nectar

The beautiful thick, sweet and luscious tasting delicacy of honey is one of the world's natural goodies. Indigenous peoples from all over the world will go to great lengths to get the honey from wild bees - and for most of us less connected to the natural world, we love this product of bees bought from the shop.

Honey is nectar and David Attenborough poignantly points out this "was the first bribe in nature..." - it evolved one hundred million years ago with the flowering plants and drove the evolutionary relationship between animals and plants.

Written and presented by David Attenborough

Produced by Julian Hector.


SUN 12:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jptm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 We're in Business (b007jydz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b523y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 RK Narayan Stories (b01d9164)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 The Wall (Omnibus) (m0003skb)
Ravaged by the Change, an island nation has built the Wall, a high concrete barrier around its entire coastline.

Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls who are trapped on the rising seas beyond the Wall and are trying to get in. Failure will result in death or a fate perhaps worse: being put to sea and made an Other himself.

Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he’s lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two years of this: 729 more nights.

Omnibus read by Ben Norris.

John Lanchester is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books and a regular contributor to the New Yorker. He has written four novels, The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips, Fragrant Harbour and Capital, and three works of non-fiction: Family Romance, a memoir; and Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay, about the global financial crisis and How to Speak Money, a primer in popular economics. His books have won the Hawthornden Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the EM Forster Award and the Premi Llibreter, been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and been translated into 25 languages.

Abridged by Eileen Horne
Producer: Mair Bosworth

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


SUN 15:45 Architectural Marriages (m0003skd)
Lutyens and Baker: New Delhi

An architectural comic and straight man built an entire city, but destroyed their friendship.

Jonathan Glancey tells stories of extraordinary architectural relationships - and the fruits of these collaborations.

Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SUN 16:00 RD Wingfield - Deadfall (b0084hrk)
Demolition expert Harry Davis is a retired British special agent. In his service days he was part of a disastrous plot to assassinate an African leader.

Now, many years later, there’s to be another attempt. Reluctantly, Harry is drawn into the plot.

RD Wingfield’s thriller stars Bob Peck as Harry Davies.

With Julie Berry as Jenny Brown, Aubrey Woods as Tom Crossland, Peter Howell as Colonel Travers, Tim Reynolds as Reynolds, Alan Dudley as Joe and Stephen Thorne, Michael Tudor Barnes and Paul Gregory as the Police and Secret Service Agents,

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0003skg)
The Slow Machine

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with The Slow Machine featuring the former Canal Laureate, Jo Bell.

Jo Bell's 67ft narrowboat 'Tinker' has been her floating, roving home for 13 years. As she prepares to leave Tinker for a new boat, she writes a poem series about her years afloat. Elderflower, coal smoke and diesel. Ducks, engines and ratcheting locks.

The Slow Machine weaves soundscape and words into a documentary poem of canal life.

'Jo Bell is one of the most exciting poets now writing and no time is wasted in the company of her work.' - Carol Ann Duffy.

With music by The Cabinet of Living Cinema.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SUN 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06ts1kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Prisoner (m0003skj)
Series 2

Hammer into Anvil

The new Number 2 acts sadistically towards Number 6. But which of them is the hammer and which the anvil?

The original 17 episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967.

In a taut psychological spy thriller the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison was a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are. As the audio re-imagining continues, we discover more about the enigma of the personal life of Number 6...

Mark Elstob stars as Number 6, with John Heffernan as Number Two, Helen Goldwyn as Number 26, Jez Fielder as Number 48 and Barnaby Edwards as the Shopkeeper.

Music - Jamie Robertson
Script Editor - Jamie Anderson.

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b0902nhp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011ppq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 The Pianist of Yarmouk (Omnibus) (m0003sk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b06scz8v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0003sk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06ts1kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Headset Set (b012lkzw)
Series 1

Episode 5

The team at catalogue company Smile5 discover their colleague Dan has died.

They react in their usual callous and manipulative way. Meanwhile, Ralph the trainer has a new trainee in Philip the artist.

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, Celia Pacquola, Andy Wolton, Benjamin Partridge, Colin Hoult, Kevin Core, Madeliene Brettingham, Rebecca Hobbs and Dan Tetsell.

Script editor: James Kettle
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.


SUN 22:55 Angela Barnes's Forgotten April Fools (m0003skl)
Ahead of April Fools' Day Angela Barnes takes a brief look at 'practical jokes' that have continued to trick the world.

From the great unicorn cover-up to yoga and the internet, Angela exposes the gags which got out of hand and duped humankind.

Written and performed by Angela Barnes.

Produced by Stuart Ross.


SUN 23:00 Cabin Pressure (b00lq8lk)
Series 2

Gdansk

When MJN Air is chartered to ferry an orchestra, Carolyn has to deal with the mysterious Case Of The Poisoned Cashews, while Martin gets to run through all of the Seven Deadly Sins...

John Finnemore's hit sitcom about a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult...

Starring Stephanie Cole as Carolyn Knapp-Shappey, Roger Allam as 1st Officer Douglas Richardson, Benedict Cumberbatch as Captain Martin Crieff, John Finnmore as Arthur Shappey, Britta Gartner as Madame Szyszko-Bohusz, Matt Green as Amsterdam ATC Matt and Simon Greenall as the Maestro.

Producer: David Tyler

Made for BBC Radio 4 by Pozzitive productions.

First broadcast in July 2009.


SUN 23:30 Radio Active (b007jvfx)
Series 3

Lunchtime With Anna

Anna Dapter moves her Breakfast Show to lunchtime this week to accommodate the revised menu in the Radio Active Canteen. 'Lunchtime with Anna' features live coverage of the Buy British Exhibition, from London's Olympia and carrots.

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

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon Canter, Michael Fenton-Stevens, Moray Hunter, John Docherty and Roger Planer.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1983.



MONDAY 01 APRIL 2019

MON 00:00 The Prisoner (m0003skj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b523y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 RK Narayan Stories (b01d9164)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Wall (Omnibus) (m0003skb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Architectural Marriages (m0003skd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 RD Wingfield - Deadfall (b0084hrk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0003skg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06ts1kz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b0622ysh)
The Pyramid of Gold

Bill Galbraith discovers a multi-million pound theft, but fears the culprits will get away with it.

Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith. With Richard Davies as Evans, Garard Green as Finch, Robert Gillespie as Doc McDowall and Matthew Francis as Carson.

Written by prize-winning TV producer Robert Barr, who also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's Z Cars and Softly Softly.

Produced by John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


MON 06:30 How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Albatross (b038xrjh)
Music writer Pete Paphides runs through the 5 stages of grief following a huge hit record with stories from some of those who know including Mike Batt, Ralph McTell, Colin Vearncombe, Ivan Doroschuk and Sandie Shaw.

Many artists are best known for doing something - be it a hit, or an album or for having an intense, sustained period of success that is hard to maintain in the long-run. In the case of Ralph McTell it's the song 'Streets of London', for Ivan Doroschuk from Men Without Hats it's 'The Safety Dance', for Mike Batt, a prolific songwriter and producer, his Womble years are often remembered first, Sandie Shaw has never been able to forget 'Puppet on a String' and Colin Vearncombe's band Black's albatross track was Wonderful Life.

The five stages a musician goes through of dealing with their albatross are uncannily similar to the five stages of grief that follow bereavement or news of a terminal illness. These were identified by psychiatrist Elizabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death & Dying (they also form the narrative arc of Bill Murray's character in Groundhog Day). They include denial, bargaining, anger, depression and finally acceptance.

How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love My Albatross walks through these five stages, with lots of testimony from people who have been through all the different points in the curve of self-realisation - punctuated, of course, with lots of clips of all their great songs.

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


MON 07:00 Flying the Flag (b00c65k9)
Series 3

Cool Heads

The diplomats consider their action as a hijack hits their wives' fact-finding shopping trip.

“In my view, Colonel, the best course of action would be a swift and speedy implementation of time-honoured diplomatic principles.”

“Wait and see?”

“Precisely.

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 US Ambassador Spiro Weinberg and Christopher Benjamin as Colonel Surikov and Norman Bird as Dr Hutchings.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1990.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m0003jt6)
Series 83

Episode 8

Paul Merton, Jenny Eclair, Fern Britton and Gyles Brandreth 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 (b007jpd5)
Series 6

The Last Bus Home

It's a long walk home in the rain when the lad, Sid and Bill get stranded.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell and Hugo Morton.

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 October 1959.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jlfs)
Series 1

The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage

Summer, 1940: Convinced a German invasion of Walmington-on-Sea has begun, Mainwaring and his men mount a gun placement at Godfrey's cottage. Chaos, inevitably, ensues...

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, James Beck as Private Walker, Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Nan Brawnton as Cissie Godfrey, Percy Edwards as Percy the Parrot 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 February 1974.


MON 09:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b03cf03n)
Series 6

Ingrams, Bussmann, Stringer

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Humphrey Ker welcome:

Private Eye founder and editor of The Oldie Richard Ingrams
Comedian and "world's worst foreign correspondent" Jane Bussmann
Former head of Sony and the CBS network Sir Howard Stringer

Up for discussion: libel, lucky scrapes, African warlords, dozy judges and the difficulties of depicting a famous chat-show host's body parts in a cartoon.

Producers: Richard Turner and Dan Schreiber

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.


MON 09:30 Snap (b012h9lq)
Series 3

Episode 1

After 16 years of marriage and one year of divorce, Doug and Molly Brownridge are attempting to rekindle their relationship.

But it’s not easy with two teenage kids embarking on their first romances and Doug's mum dating men like there's no tomorrow...

Third and final series of Paul Mendelson’s sitcom

Starring Rebecca Lacey as Molly, Paul Venables as Doug, Soumaya Keynes as Kaz, Jessie Sullivan as Ryan, Marlene Sidaway as Annie, Robin Weaver as Dawn and Jonathan Tafler as Raymond.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.


MON 10:00 Hamlet (b03xhkyv)
Episode 1

by William Shakespeare

Part One

As part of Character Invasion, a new production of the play in 5 episodes broadcast each afternoon this week.

The Castle of Elsinore in Denmark. The court is uneasy. The king of Denmark has recently died and the throne has been claimed by the king's brother, Claudius. Prince Hamlet, still in mourning for his father, distrusts Claudius and believes that what has happened at the court 'cannot come to good'

Original music composed and realised by Roger Goula

The director is Marc Beeby.


MON 10:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vyp9)
Macbeth - Tyrant or Treasure?

4 Extra Debut. Was Macbeth a murderous tyrant or a generous and popular king? He’s back to help sort fact from fiction. Stars Liam Brennan.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0003tdn)
Series 5

Turning Points

Guy Raz explores the moments that can change people’s lives - from a stricken aeroplane to an encounter with a pump attendant.

A journey through fascinating ideas based on talks by riveting speakers on the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) stage.

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2013.


MON 11:50 Podcast Radio Hour (m0003tqk)
A History Of Podcasts

Made for 4 Extra. In a special bonus episode of Podcast Radio Hour, Amanda Litherland explores podcasting throughout history. With contributions from eminent historians Pirla Loof and Sef Waken.

Discover how a podcast inspired the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, why King Henry VIII launched his interview series, and hear an early advert recorded by Charles Dickens, recently uncovered from the BBC archive.

Written and presented by Amanda Litherland for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jpd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jlfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b0622ysh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Albatross (b038xrjh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jlkw)
Episode 1

The complications facing parents when a marriage breaks down and a new relationship begins.

Joanna Trollope's novel about the traumas and delights of adjusting to a step-family.

Read by Penelope Wilton.

Abridged in ten parts by Pat McLoughlin.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


MON 14:15 Extra Senses (b007744r)
Pain

Graham cautiously steps into a pain research laboratory to discover why some things hurt more than others. Plus he talks to the Torture King, the ex-Jim Rose circus performer.


MON 14:30 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b5pr3)
Episode 6

Anna is suspicious of diplomat George Darrow, whilst Sophie has a shock for Owen.

Published in 1912, The Reef is one of Edith Wharton's most accomplished yet neglected novels - revealing the submerged and perilous depths beneath the surface of even the most conventional of its characters.

Starring Ben Miles as George Darrow, Jodhi May as Sophie, Teresa Gallagher as Anna, Deborah Weston as Adelaide, Julian Ovenden as Owen and Sian Thomas as the Narrator.

Dramatised by Penny Leicester.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


MON 14:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08mkprs)
Childhood

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1975) rose from a destitute childhood to become perhaps the greatest comedian and filmmakers of them all.

At the start of his story, however, a sad fate awaits...

First published in 1964, Nigel Hawthorne reads the extraordinary story of how Sir Charlie Chaplin became a silent cinema comedy legend renowned for his on-screen slapstick. Abridged in ten parts by Donald Bancroft.

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


MON 15:00 Hamlet (b03xhkyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 15:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vyp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


MON 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b03cf03n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Snap (b012h9lq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b00c65k9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0003jt6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Short Works: A Season of Murder, Mystery and Suspense (m0003tdx)
Series 5

Edgar Allan Poe - MS. Found in a Bottle

A storm sweeps the east coast of Java.

In a writing career that spanned barely two decades (he died in his 41st year) the American penned over seventy short stories. These he incessantly revised over the years and many became standards of the short form (like ‘The Fall Of The House of Usher’ or ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’).

But for our five fictional tales, we burrow down amongst Poe’s lesser-known, and often dark, gems.

Reader: Owen Teale
Abridger: Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.


MON 18:15 HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki (b0076rpr)
The Open Window

Packed off around Britain in a search for a cure for his nerves, Framton Nuttel arrives at the Sappleton's house with a letter of introduction from his sister.

It little prepares him for the tale of terror he's about to hear...

Stars Paul Brooke as Framton Nuttel, Emily Chenery as Vera, Joanna McCallum as Mrs Sappleton, Susan Jameson as Caroline Nuttel and Michael Kilgarriff as Mr Sappleton/ Trap Driver.

Five Tales by Saki (HH Munro), dramatised by Roger Davenport.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b008cr0c)
Preethi Nair and Jay Rayner

Sue MacGregor and her guests - novelist, Preethi Nair and journalist and restaurant critic, Jay Rayner - discuss favourite books by Malcolm Gladwell, David Sedaris and Joan Didion.

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Publisher: Harper Perennial

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Penguin

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Publisher: Little Brown Book Group Limited

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jpd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jlfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b0622ysh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Albatross (b038xrjh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0003tdn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Podcast Radio Hour (m0003tqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0003jt6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Gloomsbury (b05wz0kk)
Series 3

A Slanging Match Made in Heaven

Vera Sackcloth-Vest has promised her husband Henry, that her affair with Venus Traduces is at an end - but when Venus writes Vera a secret billet-doux, Vera is powerless to resist and makes hurried plans to meet Venus in London.

However, before she can leave Sizzlinghurst, Lady Utterline Amoral and Lytton Scratchy arrive unexpectedly to take a tour of the garden. Keen to see them leave, Vera's patience is put to the test in the face of Lady Utterline's snobbishness, insisting that Vera should follow her example and hold an annual garden party to raise money for the Red Cross.

Meanwhile, Henry is chased round the sofa by Lytton who, as an irrepressible gossip, lets slip that Vera and Venus are back together. His suspicions now confirmed, Henry insists on accompanying Vera down to London.

Produced by Jamie Rix
A Little Brother production for BBC Radio 4


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m0003jwy)
Series 54

Episode 6

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

This week we hold a series of indicative votes with no clear outcome - Zoe Lyons looks at 29th March through history, Lucy Porter explores NASA spacewalks and Rachel Parris finds a new Brexit hero.

Written by the cast with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Catherine Brinkworth, Kat Sadler, Mike Shepherd and Zoe Tomalin,

Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe
Producer: Adnan Ahmed

BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Concrete Cow (b04wjtm3)
Series 2

War

A war poet is told that the troops prefer limericks.

Second series of the 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 February 2004.



TUESDAY 02 APRIL 2019

TUE 00:00 Short Works: A Season of Murder, Mystery and Suspense (m0003tdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 HH Munro - Five Tales By Saki (b0076rpr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b008cr0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Robert Barr - Galbraith and the Midas Touch (b0622ysh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Albatross (b038xrjh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jlkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Extra Senses (b007744r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b5pr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08mkprs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Hamlet (b03xhkyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 03:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vyp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b03cf03n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Snap (b012h9lq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b00c65k9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0003jt6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003tjs)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs (Series 4)

The Speckled Band

The detective investigates the death of a young woman with a violent stepfather.

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale originally appeared in 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' published in the Strand Magazine in 1892. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

With Norman Shelley as Dr John H Watson, Liane Aukin as Helen Stoner, Felix Felton as Dr Grimesby-Roylott and Miranda Connell as Julia Stoner.

Producer: Robin Midgley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1962.


TUE 06:30 The Hull Truck Story (b00jts6p)
Charting the build-up to the move of the Hull Truck Theatre company from its intimate home in a former chapel to a new and larger, purpose-built venue in the centre of Hull.

The programme also tells the story of how the company and its creative director, playwright John Godber, have come to occupy a special place in the hearts of many theatregoers.


TUE 07:00 Second Thoughts (b00l6gf2)
Series 4

Unhappy Returns

Bill makes a flying return visit from his new job in Germany. It’s the ideal opportunity for a quiet weekend with Faith but interventions from Hannah and Liza ensures the weekend is anything but romantic....

Sitcom about the battles of married life for ex-divorcees Bill and Faith, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and Faith's teenage children.

Stars James Bolam as Bill, Lynda Bellingham as Faith, Belinda Lang as Liza, Julia Sawalha as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard and David Learner as Kevin.

Series three of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1992.


TUE 07:30 My Teenage Diary (b07cvltx)
Series 7

Robert Peston

Journalist and broadcaster Robert Peston reads from his 1974 diaries, and is interviewed by Rufus Hound about his formative years. We find out about his childhood in bohemian North London, his love for prog rock and loon pants, and the reason for the way he speaks.

Producer: Harriet Jaine
Executive Producer: Aled Evans

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 08:00 Play It Cool (b05r7w7p)
Episode 4

What if the Cannes film festival came to Britain? What might Hollywood stars expect?

Fast-moving sketches starring Ian Carmichael, Joan Sims and Hugh Paddick.

Films like Private's Progress and I'm All Right Jack helped make Ian Carmichael a major star of both British stage and screen. Play it Cool was his first radio comedy series promising a variety of potty and pompous situations.

Written by Eric Merriman - best known for his work on Beyond Our Ken.

With music from Rosemary Squires, The Mike Sammes Singers and The Ken Thorne Orchestra

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1964.


TUE 08:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrk2)
I'll Never Forget Whatshername

Bob asks his fiancee Thelma to fix Terry up with a date.

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

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 recovered in a BBC Treasure Hunt.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1975.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (m0003jwy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b0085j96)
Series 1

Episode 6

The First Attempt To Reach The Moon - and a slice of Edwardian life.

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 April 1989.


TUE 10:00 Hamlet (b03yns3l)
Episode 2

The ghost of Hamlet's father has told Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius. Hamlet wants revenge - but is the ghost telling him the truth?

Original music composed and realised by Roger Goula

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


TUE 10:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vypb)
Lady Macbeth - Monster or Princess?

Was Lady Macbeth a barren, ambitious, overbearing monster who goes mad from guilt?

Or was she a true royal princess, hailed first queen of Scots, who had to marry the man who murdered her husband?

If you think you know all about Macbeth then think again as the real Macbeth comes back to life to help sort fact from the more familiar Shakespearean fiction.

Liam Brennan stars as MacBeth with members of The National Theatre of Scotland.

Producer: Pennie Latin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007


TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m0003tjw)
Jessica Hynes

Jessica Hynes joins us to talk writing, deadlines and her big screen directorial debut.

The BAFTA Award winning actor is known for her comic roles in The Royle Family and W1A, as well as films like Shaun Of The Dead, Son Of Rambow and Paddington 2.

She is also a writer, who co-wrote Spaced with Simon Pegg; and is adding director to her CV with The Fight.

Jessica talks about the box fit class which inspired her tale of triumph, over everyday adversity.

We also revisit a drama that Jessica wrote for Spike Milligan’s birth centenary, and which she performed onstage in Hull, as part of the BBC’s Contains Strong Language Festival.

Titled Deadline, Jessica’s story colourfully conjures the stress of an unfinished and overdue script, something she has experienced first-hand.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


TUE 12:00 Play It Cool (b05r7w7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003tjs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Hull Truck Story (b00jts6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jn4k)
Episode 2

After her marriage breaks down, Nadine is fuelled with bitterness towards her ex-husband.

Joanna Trollope's novel about the traumas and delights of adjusting to a step-family.

Read by Penelope Wilton.

Abridged in ten parts by Pat McLoughlin.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


TUE 14:15 Extra Senses (b00774fl)
Balance

Graham Easton asks what happens if balance systems go permanently astray from a man who can hear his eyes squeak. From February 2007.


TUE 14:30 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b5v8b)
Episode 7

Turmoil and tension at Givre as diplomat George Darrow tries to explain himself, whilst Sophie prompts a revelation.

Published in 1912, The Reef is one of Edith Wharton's most accomplished yet neglected novels - revealing the submerged and perilous depths beneath the surface of even the most conventional of its characters.

Starring Ben Miles as George Darrow, Jodhi May as Sophie, Teresa Gallagher as Anna and Sian Thomas as the Narrator.

Dramatised by Penny Leicester.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


TUE 14:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08mnr8r)
School Days

Charlie Chaplin explains how he became a cinema legend: surviving a school for destitute children. Read by Nigel Hawthorne.


TUE 15:00 Hamlet (b03yns3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 15:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vypb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


TUE 16:00 Genius (b008h5bx)
Series 2

Carol Vorderman

Rotating rooms and flexible retirement?

Dave Gorman asks TV’s Carol Vorderman to choose the public's best loopy idea.

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 September 2006.


TUE 16:30 Ballylenon (b00890fc)
Series 6

Episode 6

Do Muriel's visions bode prosperity and will the Hawthornes move on?

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Starring TP McKenna as Phonsie Doherty, Margaret D'Arcy as Muriel McConkey, Stella McCusker as Vera McConkey, Aine McCartney as Vivienne Hawthorne, Gerard Murphy as Rev Samuel Hawthorne, Charlie Bonnar as Packy McGoldrick, Ali White as Josie Doherty and John Hewitt as Guard Gallagher.

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 Second Thoughts (b00l6gf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 My Teenage Diary (b07cvltx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Cult Vampires (m0003tk1)
This Is Now

Are vampires the only thing that can suck the life from you?

Three friends discover the unsettling answer.

Jamie Bamber reads Michael Marshall Smith’s tale first published on the BBC Cult Vampire website.

Producer: Ann Kelly

First broadcast on BBC 7 in 2004.


TUE 18:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jpcs)
Series 3

Sam Spade - The Original Private Eye

Professor Jeffrey Richards explores the development of the hard-boiled, wisecracking - but principled - investigator Sam Spade.


TUE 19:00 Play It Cool (b05r7w7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003tjs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Hull Truck Story (b00jts6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m0003tjw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b07cvltx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Casebook of Max and Ivan (b05pnsr2)
Series 1

Perfect 10

British Comedy legend June Whitfield makes a guest appearance as a beauty pageant judge.

Max and Ivan are private detectives for whom no case is too small.....Sorry, for whom no fee is too small.
Driven by their love of truth, justice (and the need to pay off their terrifying landlord, Malcolm McMichaelmas), they take on crimes that no-one else would consider. In this case, they investigate why 10-year-old Ophelia Hamilton always comes last in the beauty pageants her mother enters her for.

Max and Ivan - comedians and actors Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez - are a critically acclaimed, award-winning double act who have quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting comedy duos on the circuit.
Over the course of the series they are dropped into new worlds, and have to use their skills to penetrate deep into each community. If that means Ivan dressing up as a 14 year old German girl, so be it!

They are joined across the series by four star guests from the world of comedy - June Whitfield, Reece Shearsmith, Jessica Hynes, and Matt Lucas.

Cast:
Max..................Max Olesker
Ivan.................Ivan Gonzalez
Dame Celia......June Whitfield
Malcolm............Lewis MacLeod
Crosby.............David Reed
Sandra.............Jessica Ransom

Producer: Victoria Lloyd
A John Stanley production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m00041c2)
Kayvan Novak 1/3

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


TUE 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b00j7vtm)
Series 7

Episode 6

Satan has worked how to return baby Patrick to Earth behind God's back.

But God is all-seeing and knows what Satan is up to. And now God is pretty angry.

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

Other roles played by Mike Fenton Stevens, Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu.

Written by Andy Hamilton.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.


TUE 23:30 The Maltby Collection (b00mjrxp)
Series 3

Episode 4

Interviewed 'in depth' by Cleaners' Weekly (incorporating The Scrubbers' Gazette), cleaner Eva Tattle manages to offend the entire museum in the process...

Geoffrey Palmer and Julian Rhind-Tutt star in series 3 of David Nobbs’s sitcom about a small museum of paintings and sculpture.

Rod Millet ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter Brindle ...... Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella Edgecumbe ...... Rachel Atkins
Susie Maltby ...... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Julian Crumb-Loosely ...... Ben Willbond
Wilf Arbuthnot ...... Geoff McGivern
Eva Tattle ...... Juklia Deakin
Des Wainwright ...... Michael Smiley
Stelios Constantinopoulis ...... Chris Pavlo

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2009.



WEDNESDAY 03 APRIL 2019

WED 00:00 Cult Vampires (m0003tk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jpcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003tjs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Hull Truck Story (b00jts6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jn4k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Extra Senses (b00774fl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b5v8b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08mnr8r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Hamlet (b03yns3l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 03:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vypb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Genius (b008h5bx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Ballylenon (b00890fc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Second Thoughts (b00l6gf2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 My Teenage Diary (b07cvltx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003sw0)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs (Series 4)

Silver Blaze

The great detective investigates the disappearance of a horse and its trainer...

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale originally appeared in 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes' first published in 1892. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

With Norman Shelley as Dr John H Watson, Peter Pratt as John Straker, Elizabeth Weaver as Edith Baxter, John Baddeley as Jack, Michael Deacon as Charlie, Nigel Anthony as Hunter, Peggy Butt as Mrs Straker, Peter Claughton as Fitzroy Simpson, Humphrey Morton as Inspector Gregory, George Curson as Colonel Ross and George Hagan as Silas Brown.

Producer: Robin Midgley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1962.


WED 06:30 A Dinosaur Called Sue (b00vv0ds)
Sue stands 13 feet high at the hips and 42 feet long from head to tail. Her weight is 7 tons, and her skull alone weighs 600 pounds. Her teeth are 7 1/2 to 12 inches long.

Sue MacGregor's fascination with the story of Sue, the T Rex began a few years ago when she visited the Field Museum in Chicago, and came face to face with her namesake. In this programme, she recalls the drama of her discovery, her eventual sale for $87 Million and the custody battles that raged around her.

In the summer of 1990, fossil-hunter Sue Hendrickson was in South Dakota, working for the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research. Whilst waiting for a flat tyre to be replaced, she stumbled across the fossils of what would be the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex yet discovered. Sue - as the dinosaur was nicknamed - soon sparked an ownership debate that continued for five years, and that meant Sue was not unveiled to public exhibition for an entire decade.

The story of the Sue debate began when Maurice Williams, a private rancher in the South Dakota region, invited Peter Larson, the president of a commercial geology company, onto his property to look for fossils. It was on this land that Sue was found. Larson claimed to have bought Sue with a $5,000 cheque- but Williams denied that he reached any sort of agreement with Larson over the sale of the dinosaur.

Further complicating the debate was the fact that Sue was discovered within the boundary of a Sioux Indian reservation and Maurice Williams' land, like that of many American Indians, was held in trust by the US government.

In 1992, the government stepped into the argument with a search warrant. National Guardsmen and FBI agents raided the Black Hills Institute, removing Sue and many other specimens and documents.

Producer: David Prest
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 07:00 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076hy9)
Episode 2

The mother of Anne Boleyn has a gentleman admirer. Why should that threaten danger for the Queen?

An unreliable history, created and written in six parts by Barry Grossman.

Starring Jonathan Coy as Henry VIII, Diane Fletcher as Lady Boleyn, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Milton Jones as Thomas Cromwell, David Holt as Maurice Crumb and Alfred Burke as the Chronicler.

Music by Jim Parker.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 07:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b092cnps)
Series 7

Burger, Burger, Burger, Burger, Burger

The hit series returns for a seventh series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags & Bags sees a return of all the shop regular characters, and some guest appearances along the way, from the likes of Sean Biggerstaff, Mina Anwar, Greg McHugh and Simon Greenall.

In this opening episode, we pick up on Dave's relationship with his best friend Lesley (Simon Greenall). Does Dave see a future in the friendship, and what does Lenzie think of his blossoming bromance?

Join the staff of Fags, Mags and Bags in their tireless quest to bring nice-price custard creams and cans of coke with Arabic writing on them to an ungrateful nation. Ramesh Mahju has built it up over the course of over 30 years and is a firmly entrenched, friendly presence in the local area. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

Then of course there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping, but natural successors to the business. Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them - whether they like it or not!

Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b015qxph)
The Potarneyland Training Exercise

Sub-Lieutenant Phillips's navigation skills are hired out to a foreign power, but diplomacy breaks down.

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 WREN Chasen, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Tenniel Evans as LS Goldstein and Michael Bates as the Potarneyland Officer.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1965.


WED 08:30 Not in Front of the Children (b08jpftk)
Series 2

Pastures New

It's moving day for the Corner family, but the removal men are a little too thorough...

Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, Francis Matthews as Henry Corner, Charlotte Mitchell as Mary, Roberta Tovey as Trudi, Jill Riddick as Amanda, Hugo Keith-Johnston as Robin, plus Benny Lee and David Tate as the removal men.

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 (b00b0swg)
Series 22

2008 Heat 6

Paul Gambaccini chairs the general knowledge music quiz, covering the whole musical spectrum from the classics to jazz, stage and film music, rock and pop.

From the BBC Radio Theatre in London, the three contestants battling it out are Howard Curtis from London, Jeffrey Darlington from Orpington, Kent, and Martin Leadbetter from Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


WED 09:30 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jqjc)
Spode Is Unsuccessful

Gussie Fink-Nottle upsets his fiancee when he looks elsewhere on the menu.

PG Wodehouse romp adapted in six parts by Richard Usborne.

Starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster, Paul Eddington as Lord Sidcup, Jonathan Cecil as Gussie Fink-Nottle, Denise Coffey as Stiffy Bing, Aimi MacDonald as Madeline Bassett and Douglas Blackwell as the Rev. Harold Pinker

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


WED 10:00 Hamlet (b03ynvdd)
Episode 3

In an attempt to find out whether Claudius murdered his father, Hamlet has arranged for a play featuring a similar murder to be performed before the court.

Original music composed and realised by Roger Goula

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


WED 10:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vypc)
The Myth of the Witches

The three witches boiling up trouble for the would-be king in their cauldron on the heath is one of the most famous and familiar dramatic images from Shakespeare's Macbeth.

But the witches didn't exist in the real Macbeth's time so how and why did they become part of the myth?

Liam Brennan stars as MacBeth with members of The National Theatre of Scotland.

Producer: Pennie Latin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007


WED 11:00 Above Ground (b05tcmhg)
The Manicure

Story series in which writers consider themes of age and ageing. The series title, Above Ground, is inspired by a quote from Carol Shields's novel The Stone Diaries: "Here's to another year and let's hope it's above ground."

In "The Manicure" by Elizabeth Buchan, forty-something Nell puts the disappointments of her life behind her thanks to the encouragement and camaraderie of her Walk And Talk group.

Read by Jane Slavin
Written by Elizabeth Buchan
Produced by Kirsteen Cameron


WED 11:15 Drama (b04mgxtg)
Hancock's Ashes

After comedy legend Tony Hancock took his own life in Sydney in June 1968, fellow performer Willie Rushton brought his ashes back to Britain from Australia.

Based on a real event, Caroline and David Stafford’s drama imagines what might have happened behind-the-scenes...

Ewan Bailey stars as Willie Rushton.

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b015qxph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Not in Front of the Children (b08jpftk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003sw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 A Dinosaur Called Sue (b00vv0ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jn4y)
Episode 3

After marrying Matthew, Josie wants to be the perfect step-mum to his three children...

Joanna Trollope's novel about the traumas and delights of adjusting to a step-family.

Read by Penelope Wilton.

Abridged in ten parts by Pat McLoughlin.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


WED 14:15 Extra Senses (b00774qn)
Time

Graham Easton finds out why humans are obsessed with time, undergoing hypnosis to learn about our internal clock. From February 2007.


WED 14:30 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b65j3)
Episode 8

The swirling waters threaten to engulf Anna as she tries to understand the truth about Darrow and Sophy...

Published in 1912, The Reef is one of Edith Wharton's most accomplished yet neglected novels - revealing the submerged and perilous depths beneath the surface of even the most conventional of its characters.

Starring Ben Miles as George Darrow, Jodhi May as Sophie, Teresa Gallagher as Anna and Sian Thomas as the Narrator.

Dramatised by Penny Leicester.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


WED 14:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08mp415)
Father

Charlie Chaplin explains how he became a cinema legend: his actor father is forced to take care of him. Read by Nigel Hawthorne.


WED 15:00 Hamlet (b03ynvdd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 15:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vypc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


WED 16:00 Counterpoint (b00b0swg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jqjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076hy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b092cnps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Cult Vampires (m0003sw6)
After the Stone Age

Desperate Mena discovers some unusual dieticians who really get their teeth into helping her shed weight.

Clare Corbett reads Brian Stableford’s tale first published on the BBC Cult Vampire website.

Producer: Ann Kelly

First broadcast on BBC 7 in 2004.


WED 18:30 My Life in Five Books (b01394vt)
Series 2

Val McDermid

Treat yourself to a treat from the BBC Radio Scotland archives in this delightful programme where crime writer Val McDermid shares some of her all time favourite books with Stuart Cosgrove. Best selling author Val McDermid grew up in Kirkcaldy then was accepted to read English at St Hilda's College Oxford when she was only 17. Realising that she wasn't suited to a nine to five job Val became a journalist and after training in Devon she worked on national newspapers in Glasgow and Manchester. Following the success of her book Report for Murder published in 1987 Val was able to give up the day job and concentrate on writing, the rest, as they say, is history!

Val picks the following 5 titles and tells Stuart Cosgrove why they are significant books in her life.

1: TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson

2: THE COLLECTED POEMS by Norman MacCaig

3: THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE by Agatha Christie

4: SEXUAL POLITICS by Kate Millett

5: INDEMNITY ONLY by Sara Paretsky.

Produced by Mike Walker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b015qxph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Not in Front of the Children (b08jpftk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003sw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 A Dinosaur Called Sue (b00vv0ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Above Ground (b05tcmhg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Drama (b04mgxtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b092cnps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b01n61sf)
Series 2

Episode 6

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 the build up to the wedding of the year.

Justin ..... Justin Moorhouse
Gran ..... Anne Reid
Lisa ..... Christine Bottomley
Bryn ..... Lloyd Langford
Ray ..... Paul Copley
Tanya ..... Victoria Elliott
Miles ..... Rob Rouse

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, a previous show for Radio 4 and the first series of Everyone Quite Likes Justin. 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 (m000419y)
Kayvan Novak 2/3

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


WED 23:00 And Now in Colour (b007v2t3)
Series 1

Mike's House

The sketch show team take the audience to Mike's house, but they get lost. Plus a phone-in on problems with phones...

Precision comedy written and performed by Tim Firth, Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1990


WED 23:30 Delve Special (b007jqcn)
Series 4

There's One Born Again Every Minute

Intrepid reporter David Lander investigates unorthodox religions, and in particular the Sincere Repentist Church led by Joshua Fratt.

Written by Tony Sarchet

Starring Stephen Fry as David Lander

With Harry Enfield, Brenda Blethyn, Robert Bathurst, Phil Nice, Jack Klaff and Felicity Montagu.

Producer: Paul Mayhew Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1987.



THURSDAY 04 APRIL 2019

THU 00:00 Cult Vampires (m0003sw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 My Life in Five Books (b01394vt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003sw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 A Dinosaur Called Sue (b00vv0ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jn4y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Extra Senses (b00774qn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b65j3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08mp415)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Hamlet (b03ynvdd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 03:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vypc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Counterpoint (b00b0swg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jqjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076hy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b092cnps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003r1v)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs (Series 4)

The Musgrave Ritual

The great detective investigates must ponder an ancient riddle.

For 300 years, the Musgrave family have performed the ritual which has become meaningless to them, but their butler discovers its secret, with sad results...

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale was originally published in the Strand Magazine in 1893. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

With Norman Shelley as Dr John H Watson, Roger Snowdon as Reginald Musgrave, Kenneth Hyde as Brunton, Patricia Mort as Rachel Howells, Vivienne Chatterton as the Nurse and Humphrey Morton as the Policeman.

Producer: Robin Midgley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1962.


THU 06:30 Coronation Strasse (b01s02xd)
In the mid-1980s, the format of ITV's Coronation Street was uprooted from Manchester and relocated to Munich. This clone went on to become Germany's most popular soap, LindenStrasse.

Presenter John Jungclaussen (London correspondent for Die Zeit magazine) heads to Germany to meet the cast and ask whether LindenStrasse has managed to maintain any of its Mancunian origins.

He explores the nature of European soap opera and profile what kind of stories they feature. We also compare the sociological aspects of LindenStrasse to its British equivalent and ask how story lines reflect social attitudes.

Producer: Howard Shannon.
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


THU 07:00 Heated Rollers (b007rn40)
Episode 5

Wartime heroines, and Oliver with a twist.

The first-ever all-women sketch show made for BBC Radio 2 starring 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 March 1999.


THU 07:30 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off (m0003jrw)
Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off... Article 50

He’s back! Marcus Brigstocke stars as Budleigh Salterton’s biggest idiot, come to help us over the cliff-edge in a show that - in a tribute to Brexit – will still be being put together right up to the last minute.

It's misery chez the Wemmbley Hogg household. Since Giles's mother - Mums - and his father - Peter Wemmbley Hogg, same spelling - voted on opposite sides of the Brexit coin, nobody is speaking to each other anymore and Giles isn't even allowed to use the word "chez”.

So, if - like Giles - you're confused, miserable and torn between the Remoaners and the Brexiteers, then this is the show for you as, in one glorious half-hour special, Giles decides that for the sake of his family - and probably Britain - he's going to ruddy well SORT IT OUT.

Cast:
Giles Wemmbley Hogg................Marcus Brigstocke
Sir Michael.........................................Alexander Armstrong
Lina.......................................................Katy Wix
Charlotte Wemmbley Hogg.......Catherine Shepherd
Mr Figgis.............................................Mike Grady
Oskar....................................................Dan Tetsell

Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Nick Doody and Katie Storey

Produced by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01sdcqw)
Series 2

Episode 6

The duo take on Hollywood – but Eric’s not too keen on Ernie’s health kick.

Written by Eddie Braben.

With Brian Wilde and April Walker.

Music from Syd Lawrence and his Orchestra with Roy Marsden and Sue Adams.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1976.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b00fl188)
The Evils of Bushey Spon

Neddie is called in to oversee the decoration of a council lamppost. With special guest star AE Matthews. From March 1958.


THU 09:00 Booked (b00753mr)
Series 1

Episode 2

Mrs Malaprop shares a Jacuzzi with Eliza Doolittle, and the She Devil flirts with Frankenstein at a rave.

More bizarre couplings from Miles Kington, Dillie Keane, Roger McGough and Mark Thomas.

Ian McMillan chairs the irreverent literary game.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


THU 09:30 Bristow (b00cbcpg)
Series 1

Fair Shares

Takeover tangles as Bristow learns Chester Perry is making a takeover bid for Miles and Rudge, the firm across the street. He thinks that if he surreptitiously invests in Miles and Rudge, he can make a mint...

Bristow works as a buying clerk for Reginald Chester-Perry's firm. He is but a small cog in a gigantic wheel... and he knows it.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy and Owen Brenman as Hewitt.

Frank Dickens died in July 2016.

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001
Producer: Neil Cargill
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.


THU 10:00 Hamlet (b03yqj3h)
Episode 4

Following Hamlet's accidental murder of Polonius, Laertes returns to Elsinore bent on revenge.

Original music composed and realised by Roger Goula

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


THU 10:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vypd)
The Reality of Macbeth's landscape

How does William Shakespeare’s dramatic landscape compare with the real thing?

The real Macbeth comes back to life to take us on a tour of the landscape of the famous play.

But just how far-fetched is the blasted heath, Cawdor, Glamis, Birnam Wood and Dunsinane from the landscape of the real Macbeth's story?

Liam Brennan stars as MacBeth with members of The National Theatre of Scotland.

Producer: Pennie Latin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007


THU 11:00 Michelene Wandor - Crumbs (b0761dhm)
Her husband's adultery should mark the end of their marriage. But life isn't so simple. Read by Shirley Dixon. From May 1997.


THU 11:15 Lucy Catherine - A - Z (m0003r21)
It is 1936 and Phyllis Pearsall has had enough of getting lost in London because all the maps are out of date.

So she begins the arduous task of walking 3,000 miles and mapping 23,000 streets. Her dream is to produce the first "A-Z of London".

Phyllis .... Catherine McCormack
Len ... David Thorpe
Mother .... Phyllida Law
Father .... Gavin Muir
Richard ..... Tom George

Producer: Rachel Horan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


THU 12:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01sdcqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b00fl188)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003r1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Coronation Strasse (b01s02xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jn5f)
Episode 4

Nadine is getting desperate as she struggles with life a single mother...

Joanna Trollope's novel about the traumas and delights of adjusting to a step-family.

Read by Penelope Wilton.

Abridged in ten parts by Pat McLoughlin.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


THU 14:15 Extra Senses (b007750x)
Temperature

Graham Easton looks at the relevance of body temperature, learning from an explorer how we manage to keep it stable. From March 2007.


THU 14:30 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b6xp1)
Episode 9

After George's betrayal, Anna makes a decision. But can she muster the resolve to hold to it?

Published in 1912, The Reef is one of Edith Wharton's most accomplished yet neglected novels - revealing the submerged and perilous depths beneath the surface of even the most conventional of its characters.

Starring Ben Miles as George Darrow, Teresa Gallagher as Anna and Sian Thomas as the Narrator.

Dramatised by Penny Leicester.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


THU 14:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08mp7yq)
First Steps

Charlie Chaplin explains how he became a cinema legend: early success and failure on the stage. Read by Nigel Hawthorne.


THU 15:00 Hamlet (b03yqj3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 15:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vypd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


THU 16:00 Booked (b00753mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Bristow (b00cbcpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Heated Rollers (b007rn40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off (m0003jrw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Cult Vampires (m0003r25)
Half Sick of Shadows

A dodgy archaeologist gets more than he bargained for when he steals the Lady of Shallot's mirror.

Jamie Bamber reads Graham Masterton‘s tale first published on the BBC Cult Vampire website.

Producer: Ann Kelly

First broadcast on BBC 7 in 2004.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b01p9l1z)
Series 29

Prince Alamayu

A royal prince rescued from a savage fate by the British - or a child prisoner of war? Poet Lemn Sissay joins Matthew Parris to discuss the life of Queen Victoria's favourite, the Abyssinian Prince Alamayu, and finds many surprising parallels with his own.

Writer Elizabeth Laird joins the debate.

Lemn Sissay MBE is a poet, playwright and performer of Ethiopian heritage who was 'raised by Wigan Social Services': 'the guilty secret of an innocent woman and a dead man'. Saved from a loveless childhood by a passion for words, Lemn's work has been inspired by the consequences of his early life and the search for his family.

Prince Alamayu was uprooted from his home after the British defeated his father in the Abyssinian Expedition of 1868. Taken to England as an orphaned seven year old, speaking no English, he was befriended by the Queen and became an unwilling national celebrity. Alamayu was refused permission to return home despite the pleas of his grandmother. He died at the age of eighteen while staying with a friend in Leeds, of pleurisy.

Elizabeth Laird writes fiction for children and young adults, set in places around the world where she has lived and worked, including Ethiopia. Her novel 'The Prince Who Walked with Lions' is based on the life of Prince Alamayu.

In this moving and evocative programme Lemn's personal experiences of loneliness as a solitary black child in a white community, longing for a real family, shine a light on the tragic life of a young prince whose heritage he shares.

Reader...Liza Sadovy.

Produced by Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


THU 19:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show (b01sdcqw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b00fl188)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003r1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Coronation Strasse (b01s02xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Michelene Wandor - Crumbs (b0761dhm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Lucy Catherine - A - Z (m0003r21)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off (m0003jrw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (m0003r29)
Newsjack Unplugged, Series 3

Episode 3

The week's news stories lovingly bashed, mashed and moulded into sketches and one-liners by the public.


THU 22:45 Tina C (b0076q9g)
Tina C's Tiny Island Tour

Ireland

Country singer Tina C, the comic creation of Christopher Green, searches for her forebears in Ireland. From February 2005.


THU 23:00 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00b9k9l)
Series 2

Episode 3

The host presents a selection of classic comic songs with special guest comedian Howard Read. From October 2006.


THU 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (m00041c4)
Kayvan Novak 3/3

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


THU 23:30 Hut 33 (b01k6hfc)
Series 3

Unlucky for Some

1942: It's unlucky for some of the code breakers at Bletchley when they're forced to move into spooky Hut 13.

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 November 2009.



FRIDAY 05 APRIL 2019

FRI 00:00 Cult Vampires (m0003r25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b01p9l1z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003r1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Coronation Strasse (b01s02xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jn5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Extra Senses (b007750x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b6xp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08mp7yq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Hamlet (b03yqj3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 03:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vypd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Booked (b00753mr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Bristow (b00cbcpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Heated Rollers (b007rn40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off (m0003jrw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003tnn)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs (Series 4)

The Golden Pince-Nez

The great sleuth probes a mysterious killing linked to discarded glasses.

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

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

With Norman Shelley as Dr John H Watson, Hugh Dickson as Stanley Hopkins, Grizelda Hervey as Anna, Louida Vaughan as Susan, Jocelyn Page as Mrs Marker, Ardreas Malandrinos as Professor Coram and Humphrey Morton as the Constable.

Producer: Robin Midgley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1962.


FRI 06:30 Robin Hood and the Cuban Revolutionaries (b00n3mq4)
Errol Flynn was cinema's brightest Hollywood star, with a series of unforgettable swashbuckling epics to his name. However, Flynn spent his last year with girlfriend Beverley Aadland on the island of Cuba, mixing with Castro, Che Guevara and the Cuban rebels. We hear about the pair's two-year relationship and their time together in Cuba.

Errol's daughter Rory Flynn saw Beverley as a positive force in her father's life and key in their final adventure to Cuba in 1958. Flynn secured a commission from Hearst newspapers to file reports and secure an interview with Castro. The programme explores these articles filed by Flynn - many which have lain unseen in a Texan archive for 50 years.

On his return from the mountains, Flynn set about capturing his adventures on film and secured the funds to star alongside Beverley in "Cuban Rebel Girls". The film disappeared without trace, but Flynn set about recording the events of the revolution with producer Victor Pahlen, and their documentary film "Cuban Story" was the result. Hear clips from both of these films in this programme.

Fifty years after his passing, Errol Flynn is famous for his epic films, womanising, and hard-living lifestyle. However, his strange venture into the world of Cuban politics and flirtation with the flowering of Castro's brand of communism is as an untold story. Now, we address this oversight.

Presented by Patrick Humphries.

Producer: John Sugar
A Sugar production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 07:00 The Elephant Man (b04tvk7m)
All Features Great and Small

Valentine's Day approaches and some of the zoo staff are keen to find romance.

Debbie Barham's eight-part sitcom about the life of an elephant zoo keeper.

Starring Peter Serafinowicz as Terry Lyon, Chris Emmet as Leonard, Richard Pearce as Adam, Joanna Monro as Stephanie, Wayne Forester as Spike, Nicola Walker as Sammy, Jane Dolamore as Elsa and Alistair McGowan as Barry Norman and David Attenborough

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.


FRI 07:30 Where's the F in News (m0003jsz)
Series 2

Episode 4

An energetic, intelligent female-anchored show with a female panel - using the events, trends and talking points they think should really be top of the news agenda in a series of fresh and funny challenges.

Host Jo Bunting is joined by a panel of women including Cariad Lloyd, Kiri Pritchard McLean, Emily Dean and Rosemary Shrager.

Jo Bunting is a producer and writer of topical comedy and satire, with credits including Have I Got News For You, the Great British Bake Off spin off show An Extra Slice with Jo Brand, and the successful topical chat show That Sunday Night Show presented by Adrian Chiles on ITV. Jo was a guest interviewer on Loose Ends for several years and a panellist on Loose Women.

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 The Michael Bentine Show (b00k9dbv)
From 22/04/1984

From duelling kings to a Commons washroom attendant.

Michael Bentine stars in the ultimate one man show written and performed by the host.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1984.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlqh)
Series 3

Without Prejudice

Harold persuades Albert to leave their rag and bone yard to move out to suburbia.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Edward Kelsey, Garrard Green and Trevor Martin.

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 April 1971.


FRI 09:00 Who Goes There? (b0075zbk)
Series 4

Episode 6

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 David Aaronovitch and Claire Rayner.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2000.


FRI 09:30 Mr Finchley Takes the Road (b007k1yv)
Episode 6

Edgar Finchley meets a one-man band, is put in the picture and all is revealed.

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 Peter Vaughan as Turk, Robert Gill as Robert Finchley, Dinah Sheridan as Mrs Finchley, Richard Ridings as Duffy, Ian Bartholomew as Jenks, Bill Wallis as Joe Turnbull, Geoffrey McGivern as James Grimes, Sebastian Brennan as Clarence Armitage and Jacqueline Tong as Mrs Armitage.

Concluding episode narrated by James Villiers.

Adapted in six parts by Andy and Eric Merriman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1993.


FRI 10:00 Hamlet (b03yqyzc)
Episode 5

Hamlet has returned unexpectedly to Elsinore where Claudius and Laertes have laid plans to murder him during a fencing match.

Original music composed and realised by Roger Goula

Director Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


FRI 10:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vypf)
The Political Spinning of Macbeth

How was Macbeth’s story spun out of all recognition by the politics of kingship?

From the chroniclers of history to the nib of William Shakepeare's quill - if you thought the art of 'spin' was a new phenomenon, think again.

Liam Brennan stars as MacBeth with members of The National Theatre of Scotland.

Producer: Pennie Latin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0003tnr)
Made for 4 Extra. Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.


FRI 12:00 The Michael Bentine Show (b00k9dbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003tnn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Robin Hood and the Cuban Revolutionaries (b00n3mq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jn5v)
Episode 5

Tom plans a third marriage to Elizabeth, but how will they cope with his possessive daughter?

Joanna Trollope's novel about the traumas and delights of adjusting to a step-family.

Read by Penelope Wilton.

Abridged in ten parts by Pat McLoughlin.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


FRI 14:15 Extra Senses (b00775b2)
Insides

Graham Easton find out how he controls his bodily functions - how do these inner senses tell us when we are full? From March 2007.


FRI 14:30 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b719j)
Episode 10

Anna has succumbed to desire, but can she ever know happiness?

Published in 1912, The Reef is one of Edith Wharton's most accomplished yet neglected novels - revealing the submerged and perilous depths beneath the surface of even the most conventional of its characters.

Concluding episode starring Ben Miles as George Darrow, Jodhi May as Sophie, Teresa Gallagher as Anna, Deborah Weston as Adelaide, Julian Ovenden as Owen and Sian Thomas as the Narrator.

Dramatised by Penny Leicester.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


FRI 14:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08msmq3)
Loss

Charlie Chaplin explains how he became a cinema legend: the fate of his father. Read by Nigel Hawthorne.


FRI 15:00 Hamlet (b03yqyzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 15:45 Macbeth Remixed (b007vypf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


FRI 16:00 Who Goes There? (b0075zbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Mr Finchley Takes the Road (b007k1yv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 The Elephant Man (b04tvk7m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Where's the F in News (m0003jsz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Harlan Ellison - I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (b037bvq6)
It’s 109 years after the near annihilation of humanity.

Harlan Ellison’s famous sci-fi story comes to radio with the author taking the role of the psychotic computer which has won mankind's last war.

A final battle remains, between the computer and the five surviving humans led by David Soul as Ted.

Ted .... David Soul
AM .......Harlan Ellison
Ellen.... Abi Eniola
Nimdok.. Ewan Bailey
Gorrister ... David Timson
Benny ... Jason O'Mara

Producer: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076ddq)
Obsession

John Cooper Clarke, Kathryn Flett and Owen Shears are the writers with Matthew Parris for a bout of intense interest.

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 (b00k9dbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0003tnn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Robin Hood and the Cuban Revolutionaries (b00n3mq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0003tnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Where's the F in News (m0003jsz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? (b01njxp8)
Dietary Practices

Fosters nominated and talented comedian, Andrew Lawrence, kicks off his new series in which he brings us a comic explanation of our development via stand up, sketch and song. This week Andrew looks at what goes in to making our diet: "what we shove in our mouths, dissolve in our guts and shunt out of our poo pipes". Including a rather different view of fair trade, a comment on road-kill as food and a moving song about the extinction of the Mammoth. Sara Pascoe and Marek Larwood assist.
Producer: Jane Berthoud.


FRI 23:00 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b01pp6xb)
Series 2

Showbiz

Sarah Siddons, Richard Burton and Caradog (Cor Mawr). Determining the ultimate heroes of Wales. From January 2013.


FRI 23:30 Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD (b01rvppv)
The Olsens

In his debut solo Radio 4 show, comedian Thom Tuck recounted heart-rending tales of loves lost while drawing comparisons with 54 Straight-to-DVD Disney movies he'd watched, so we don't ever have to.

Thom now turns his attention to other genres of Straight-to-DVD movies - seeking out further underrated gems and drawing parallels with captivating personal tales from his own life experience, backed by cinematic music, so we can rest easy.

In this third episode, Thom looks at the Straight-to-DVD offerings from "The Olsen Twins", self made millionaires from their empire of teenage market films. Thom looks at the journey of their success, and draws parallels with the wise (and not so wise) choices he's made in his life.

"...a seductive experience" The Guardian

Produced by Lianne Coop.




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

A Dinosaur Called Sue 06:30 WED (b00vv0ds)

A Dinosaur Called Sue 13:30 WED (b00vv0ds)

A Dinosaur Called Sue 20:30 WED (b00vv0ds)

A Dinosaur Called Sue 01:30 THU (b00vv0ds)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b008cr0c)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b008cr0c)

A Guide to Coastal Wildlife 02:15 SAT (b074zy93)

Above Ground 11:00 WED (b05tcmhg)

Above Ground 21:00 WED (b05tcmhg)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:00 SUN (b007jptm)

All Gas and Gaiters 12:00 SUN (b007jptm)

And Now in Colour 23:00 WED (b007v2t3)

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David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:50 SUN (b011ppq4)

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Delve Special 23:30 WED (b007jqcn)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (m0003sk8)

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Down Your Way 14:15 SAT (m0003tc0)

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Harlan Ellison - I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream 18:00 FRI (b037bvq6)

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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Albatross 06:30 MON (b038xrjh)

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Landscape With Canals and Machines: The Legacy of LTC Rolt 01:30 SAT (b00vrssh)

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Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn 02:00 SAT (b0080sjp)

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Mr Finchley Takes the Road 04:30 SAT (b007k1q4)

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My Life in Five Books 18:30 WED (b01394vt)

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Old Harry's Game 23:00 TUE (b00j7vtm)

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RD Wingfield - Deadfall 16:00 SUN (b0084hrk)

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RK Narayan Stories 07:15 SUN (b01d9164)

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Short Works: A Season of Murder, Mystery and Suspense 00:00 SAT (m0003l5g)

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