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SATURDAY 06 APRIL 2019

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 02:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08msmq3)
Loss

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


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 03:45 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


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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


SAT 06:00 HG Wells (m00041c8)
The Island of Dr Moreau

A shipwreck leads a young naturalist to Dr Moreau’s secretive island, the site of a hideous scientific experiment.

First published in 1896, HG Wells' classic adventure story dramatised by David Calcutt.

Kenneth Colley… Montgomery
Neal Foster…. Prentice's Nephew
Garard Green…. Dr Moreau
Peter Meakin … Captain Jones
Richard Mitchley… Helmar
Terry Molloy…. M'Ling
Danny Schiller…. Constans
Kim Wall…. Prentice
Janet Dale …. Nurse
Alex Jones… Various

Director: Nigel Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


SAT 07:30 The Gambaccini Years (b03859ms)
Episode 2

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 the second part of his look back, Paul remembers Kenny Everett, his success with Tim Rice on the Guinness Books of Hit Singles, and his interviews backstage at Live Aid.

With special guests: Michael Palin, Joan Armatrading, Tim Rice and Bob Harris.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b05wnb7g)
The Tokens and the Foundlings

Drawing on an archive of personal testimonies from some of the last foundlings, Caro Howell, Director of the Foundling Museum presents the extraordinary story of the UK's first children's charity; the Foundling Hospital (now CORAM).

The streets of London in the 1720s presented startling contrasts of wealth and poverty, respectability and debauchery, extravagance and utter destitution. Poverty and disgrace resulted in huge number of babies being abandoned. So shocked was he by this situation, that Thomas Coram, a former shipbuilder began a one-man campaign which led 17 years later to the establishment of a "Hospital for the Maintenance and Education of Exposed and Deserted Young Children" which became known as the Foundling Hospital.

Philanthropic acts by artists including Hogarth, Gainsborough, Reynolds and also Handel, not only raised funds for the hospital but transformed it into a fashionable place for art and music, including the first performance of Handel's Messiah. For the 25,000 children who were accepted (until its role changed in 1953), it was a place of 'maintenance and education'.

Today, some of the original hospital furniture, artworks and staircases, have been rehoused in what is now the Foundling Museum, which stands on the same site. The Museum also hosts archive documents and tokens; objects like buttons and coins left by the mothers as a unique means of identification should they ever be able to return at a later date when their fortunes had changed and reclaim their children.

Using personal accounts from 'Coram's children' Archive on 4 tells the astonishing and moving story of the Foundling Hospital and its legacy.

Producer: Sarah Blunt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SAT 09:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (b08kbct7)
Satire and Sitcoms

Instead of guest Comedy Controllers, choosing their comedy favourites, it is now the turn of those who, in their own ways, have to take the blame for many of the shows often featured on Radio 4 Extra. Between them, Paul Jackson, Beryl Vertue, John Lloyd and Jimmy Mulville have well over a 150 years of gut-busting, side-aching woofers, gags and - let's be honest - the occasional horrific mistimed silence.

In front of an audience in the iconic Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House - the home of British Radio comedy - they reveal why they do it and what it was (and is) that made them laugh.

Programme 2. Satire and Sitcoms - The Real Comedy Controllers travel back to the 60s and 70s to celebrate the satire boom... to trace the development of sitcoms both here and abroad... and to remember the golden years of BBC Entertainment. Episodes featured include:

* Round The Horne
Kenneth Horne blasts off boldly in 'Journey to Uranus', a ditty from Rambling Sid Rumpo and 'Bona Books' with Julian and Sandy. First broadcast in April 1968.

* Steptoe & Son - Come Dancing
Albert sets out to help son Harold to conquer his fear of ballroom dancing. Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Clifford Norgate as the Milkman. First broadcast in June 1974.

* The Eric Morecombe and Ernie Wise Show
The duo welcome Penelope Keith, who does her own intro before performing in Ern's sketch what he wrote. From October 1977.

* The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Primary Phase. Fit the Sixth.
Arthur and company escape from a war, but exactly when have they escaped to? By Douglas Adams. From April 1978.

Series Producers: Paul Kobrak and Dixi Stewart.

Made for BBC Radio Extra.


SAT 12:00 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.


SAT 12:30 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.


SAT 13:00 Coach Karen's Half-Time Team Talk (Omnibus) (m00041cb)
Coach Karen is the new coach of an under-13 girls football team called the Hopperton Hoops. They're not the most successful team in the league, in fact they've never won a game. And under Karen, this record is unlikely to change.

Karen shares her secret past with her avid young audience.

Omnibus of the five-part comedy by Harry Venning (Clare in the Community) about how a young woman with no life experience is desperate to share it with people even younger than herself.

Starring Karen Fishwick (RSC Juliet, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour) as Coach Karen.

Coach Karen…..……Karen Fishwick
Scarlett…………....…Eva Woodbridge
Polly…………..….......Carla Abbott
Daisy………….….......Clara Shepherd-Thompson
Ava……..…….....…....Iona Milward
Kirsty……….….….... Safia Kadri
Ajoba.....…….…...….Hana Doe
Tilly……………...…....Catie Shakespeare-Kearns
Polly’s dad…...…...Alex Lowe

Writer: Harry Venning
Director/Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2019.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m00041cd)
Mark Anthony Turnage

Classical music composer Mark-Anthony Turnage chooses The Fairy's Kiss by Stravinsky and Blue in Green by Miles Davis.


SAT 14:15 Down Your Way (m00041cg)
Cliff Michelmore and Jean Metcalfe on the Isle of Wight

Cliff Michelmore and Jean Metcalfe invite you to share their love of Newtown Creek and to join them at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, an island which they regard as home.

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 (b05wnb7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 HG Wells (m00041c8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 The Gambaccini Years (b03859ms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Sheila Hodgson - The Lodestone (b08hrlvf)
Cambridge scholar MR James searches for an ex-student - an artist whose hand is guided by eerie, dark forces.

Sheila Hodgson portrays MR James as the diarist of a series of fictional ghost stories – as he gets caught up in a series of strange, inexplicable events. Hodgson fleshed out of many of MR James's "Stories I Have Tried to Write".

Stars David March as MR James, Mark Straker as Francis Lippiat and Moir Leslie as Eleanor Howard.

Director: David Johnstone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


SAT 18:45 Rachel Bentham - The Body (b09b75mj)
Anna is making a body. It's going to be huge, so where will she find enough cloth in war time?

Rachel Bentham’s short story read by Hannah Gordon.

Producer: Liz Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


SAT 19:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (b08kbct7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Chain Reaction (b01lv7ys)
Series 8

Derren Brown interviews Tim Minchin

Last week's interviewee, Illusionist Derren Brown, dispenses with the trickery and gets inside the mind of Tim Minchin by cleverly asking him some questions then listening to the answers. They talk beliefs, magic, music and Minchin.

Producer ..... Carl Cooper

The chain continues with:

A poorly Tim Minchin being handed tissues whilst attempting to interview with no questions and no voice, the 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.


SAT 22:30 Richard Herring's Objective (b00vkycj)
Series 1

Dolly the Sheep

Comedian Richard Herring reclaims those things we've grown to hate. In the final show of the series Richard reclaims Dolly the sheep as he examines why we are fearful and suspicious of the idea of cloning without really understanding it.

Richard talks to a genetics professor about how cloning works and what it was like to meet Dolly. Richard also asks science writer Dr Ben Goldacre whether evil scientists exist and whether he is allowed to clone Dr Who assistant Amy Pond.

The show was recorded in front of an audience. Producer ..... Tilusha Ghelani.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m000492k)
Natt Tapley 2/3

The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Natt Tapley plays Double Top, a 'dangerous new darts-based gameshow' devised and hosted by Jake Yapp.


SAT 23:00 Beauty of Britain (b010dq6w)
Series 2

The Little Black Shorts

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 comedy follows Beauty's continuing adventures as the Featherdown Agency send her to provide care for the elderly.

Beauty sees herself as an inspiration to other African girls hoping to live the dream in Britain. 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 3 'The Little Black Shorts'

Beauty starts a romance with the handsome but somewhat immature Leon. She also deals with a relationship at the other end of life's journey when she is sent by her agency to look after a warring elderly couple.

Beauty ... Jocelyn Jee Esien
Frank ... Geoffrey Palmer
Joan ... Phyllida Law
Leon ... Lloyd Thomas
Mrs Gupte ... Indira Joshi
Anil ... Paul Sharma

The music 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 (b007k2fv)
Series 1

Episode 5

Boothby Graffoe sorts it out - with monologues and sketches. With Simon Evans and singer Richard Thompson. From January 2000.



SUNDAY 07 APRIL 2019

SUN 00:00 Sheila Hodgson - The Lodestone (b08hrlvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:45 Rachel Bentham - The Body (b09b75mj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Coach Karen's Half-Time Team Talk (Omnibus) (m00041cb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m00041cd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Down Your Way (m00041cg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b05wnb7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 HG Wells (m00041c8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 The Gambaccini Years (b03859ms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b8t5g)
Omnibus, part 2

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.

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts.

Dramatised by Penny Leicester.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


SUN 07:15 Patrick Carroll - The Mason's Coin (m0003trz)
A tradesman unearths an exquisite silver box with its valuable trinkets and wonders what to do with them.

Trevor Cooper reads Patrick Carroll’s short story.

Producer: Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1995.


SUN 07:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06vkg1w)
Series 2

The Swimsman

When Milton discovers the local lido is under threat of closure he unwisely decides to organise a sit-in. But his dreams for a state-of-the-art aquacentre are sunk when his trunks are declared a biohazard.

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 Dan Tetsell.

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 (b007jpx1)
The Bishop Has a Rest

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted.

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 Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

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

Written for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1972.


SUN 08:30 We're in Business (b07nwwqt)
The Regimental Dinner

Can Dudley and Harry help the Major organise his regimental dinner?

Stars Peter Jones as Dudley, Harry Worth as Harry and Irene Handl as Miss Jubilee Boot. With Dick Emery and Frederick Treves.

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 Two Weeks in November: The Astonishing Story of the Coup That Toppled Mugabe (Omnibus) (m00040y4)
A thrilling, surreal, unbelievable and sometimes even funny true story of four would-be enemies who team up to help unseat one of Africa’s longest serving dictators, Robert Mugabe.

What begins as an improbable adventure destined for failure, marked by a mixture of bravery, strategic cunning and bumbling naiveté, soon turns into the most sophisticated political-military operation in African history.

A high ranking politician, an exiled human rights lawyer, a dangerous spy and a low-key white businessman turned political fixer. By virtue of their being together, the unlikely team of misfit rivals is suddenly in position to spin what might have been seen as an illegal coup into a mass popular uprising that the world – and millions of Zimbabweans – will enthusiastically support.

The author Douglas Rogers is an award-winning journalist and travel writer who wrote The Last Resort: A memoir of Zimbabwe. He was born and raised in Zimbabwe and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Omnibus read by Joseph Kloska
Abridged by Polly Coles
Produced by Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in five parts in 2019.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b05w8dp7)
Christine and Sheila – Living Without Roots

Fi Glover introduces a conversations between sisters who came to Lancashire from Rhodesia in their teens, reflecting on the impact this displacement has had on their lives. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

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

Producer: Marya Burgess


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00041jw)
Chefs and Cooks

Nigella Lawson

From Boney M to the Chemical Brothers, writer and cook Nigella Lawson shares her castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From 2003.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b08z8x1n)
Series 5

Live from the World Science Festival

True stories told live in in the USA: Adam Gopnik introduces stories with a science flavour from the Lincoln Center in New York City.

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 12:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 We're in Business (b07nwwqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b8t5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Patrick Carroll - The Mason's Coin (m0003trz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Home Fire (Omnibus) (m0003ts1)
Episode 1

Isma was going to miss her flight. She had expected the interrogation, had practised for it, but not the hours of waiting beforehand, or the humiliation.

This breathtakingly topical, powerful thriller by Kamila Shamsie won the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction and was Book of the Year for all the major UK Newspapers.

Home Fire is about identity, conflicting loyalties, love and politics: a book for our times.

Isma and Aneeka must keep a secret about their younger brother for their own protection and his.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes read by Lisa Zahra and Sanjeev Bhaskar.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 15:45 Architectural Marriages (m0003ts4)
Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor: Castle Howard

Jonathan Glancey tells stories of extraordinary architectural relationships - and the fruits of that collaboration.

In this episode the tale of John Vanbrugh, a flamboyant well-born playwright whose unlikely partnership with a humble architect produced a masterpiece and Nicholas Hawksmoor who worked with Sir Christopher Wren for 40 years.

Producer: Rebecca Nicholson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SUN 16:00 Penelope Mortimer - Little Muspratt (m0003ts6)
Phyllis Muspratt is the epitome of all that Rebecca despises: a genteel little widow who can't manage without a man to do the odd jobs about the house.

She’s pathetically eager to make friends - and Rebecca manages to reduce her to tears on their first meeting. But she's a near neighbour and can't be ignored.

Adapted from Penelope Mortimer's novel The Handyman by Caroline Bennett.

Rebecca .... Mary Wimbush
Phyllis ....Jill Balcon
Isobel ..... Marian Diamond
Fred .... Gavin Muir

Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1994.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m00041jy)
Tennyson's Ulysses Revisited

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive selecting Tennyson’s Ulysses Revisited.

Alfred Tennyson's much-loved and frequently anthologised poem, Ulysses has always been a favourite of the award-winning poet Sean O'Brien, but he has never fully analysed why.

The poem starts with the Greek hero on the shores of Ithaca, justifying his reasons for leaving his faithful wife Penelope once more, to set off and travel again. It ends with the famously rousing lines "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield".

2009 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Tennyson and Sean O'Brien set out on his own journey to learn more about the poem and its enduring appeal.

He hears from Homer scholar Oliver Taplin and Dante scholar Martin McLaughlin about Tennyson's sources for the poem and its surprisingly ambiguous hero, and then learns from Victorian experts Seamus Perry, Robert Douglas Fairhurst and Linda Hughes about the tragedy in Tennyson's young life that led him to write this poem about an old man when he himself was just 24.

This is a poem about bereavement and death but, as the poet Vicki Feaver explains, it is also about the personal struggle in each of us between comfort and adventure, between the familiar and the unknown, between accepting life as it is and striving ever onward.

Anton Lesser provides a powerful new reading of Ulysses.

Produced by Beaty Rubens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


SUN 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06vkg1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 The Prisoner (m0003tsb)
Series 2

Living in Harmony

Number 6 is out of this world when he meets an old ally. Just how much is his freedom really worth?

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 Deirdre Mullins as Number 2, Michael Cochrane as Number Two, Sara Powell as Number 9/90, Helen Goldwyn as Number 26 and Nicholas Briggs /Scott Handcock as the Astronauts.

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 (b08z8x1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011vjj0)
Series 2

Waterton

Squire Waterton of Walton Hall was an eccentric Englishman and gentleman who made many visits to South America and wrote about his travels.

His travel books are "amongst the oddest I know" David Attenborough tells us, written in an odd, almost biblical style. But nevertheless, these books are accounts of natural history two hundred years ago. Attenborough argues that Waterton shouldn't be just remembered for his writing. He should be credited with establishing the first nature reserve in this country.

Appalled by the ravages of the industrial revolution's impact on the landscape, he built a wall around his estate to protect the wildlife - and free of charge allowed people to visit, which they did in their masses.

Written and presented by David Attenborough
Producer: Julian Hector.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011.


SUN 20:00 Two Weeks in November: The Astonishing Story of the Coup That Toppled Mugabe (Omnibus) (m00040y4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b05w8dp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00041jw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06vkg1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Headset Set (b012r7v2)
Series 1

Episode 6

The call centre staff at catalogue company Smile5 discover why Sailesh left Bangalore.

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 The Comedy Club Interviews (m000495b)
Natt Tapley 3/3

The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Natt Tapley plays Double Top, a 'dangerous new darts-based gameshow' devised and hosted by Jake Yapp.


SUN 23:00 Cabin Pressure (b00lt16c)
Series 2

Ipswich

When the crew have to go on a refresher course for Safety & Emergency Procedures, it spells trouble for Douglas's inner dog and Martin's inner ear...

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, Phil Davis as Mr Sargent and Alex Macqueen as Dr Peter Duncan.

Producer: David Tyler

Made for BBC Radio 4 by Pozzitive productions.

First broadcast in July 2009.


SUN 23:30 Radio Active (b007js7f)
Series 3

Edinburgh Festival

Scotland beware! The national local radio station's weekly arts programme has special coverage of the Edinburgh Festival.

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

Music by Philip Pope and Mike Schilling.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon Canter, Richard Curtis, Helen Murray, Nick Wilton, Moray Hunter, John Docherty and Roger Planer.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1983.



MONDAY 08 APRIL 2019

MON 00:00 The Prisoner (m0003tsb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Edith Wharton - The Reef (b00b8t5g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Patrick Carroll - The Mason's Coin (m0003trz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Home Fire (Omnibus) (m0003ts1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Architectural Marriages (m0003ts4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Penelope Mortimer - Little Muspratt (m0003ts6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m00041jy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06vkg1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045ng)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 4

The Missing Three-Quarter

The great detective investigates the disappearance of a key University rugby star on the eve of Cambridge’s match against Oxford.

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, Keith Williams as Lord Mount-James, Hervey Ashby as Cyril Overton, Eric Adnerson as Dr Leslie Armstrong, Dorit Welles as the Lady Clerk and Blaise Wyndham as the Hotel Porter.

Producer: Robin Midgley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1962.


MON 06:30 Composing New York (b00t1zc7)
New York City has always drawn composers from the Old World - from Dvorak and Mahler to Kurt Weill, Rachmaninov and Benjamin Britten. Some, like Puccini, crossed the Atlantic to premier new works, others like Gustav Mahler and Bela Bartok stayed for longer periods to compose, study and conduct. But all were shaped by the energy of New York, just as the city's musical culture was shaped, in turn, by them.

Behind this extraordinary cultural exchange lay a deeper question: what should a truly American "classical" music sound like? Did it lie outside the concert hall and with the Broadway musical, as envisaged by Kurt Weill? Or was it Dvorak's iconic New World symphony, with its powerful invocations of the black American spiritual, that pointed the way?

Filled with the sounds of NYC, British composer and New York resident Tarik O'Regan presents a vivid portrait of the city which electrified these great composers and, through their works composed and premiered in New York, transformed the wider world of classical music.

Producer: Simon Hollis
A Brook Lapping production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 07:00 Flying the Flag (b00cbcpj)
Series 3

Cultural Exchange

"Someone else's culture is like someone else's toothbrush, William. You wouldn't want to use it yourself, but you're reassured to know they've got one."

With Heavy Metal and Dancing Detectors, Mackenzie and Surikov mix the oil and water of artistic detente.

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, Christopher Benjamin as Colonel Surikov and Julian Dutton as Grub.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1990.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0003td2)
Series 22

Episode 1

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

Richard Osman, Holly Walsh, Luisa Omielan and Jack Dee are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as mice, Las Vegas, Beyonce and rubbish.

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


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0090xjy)
Series 6

The Picnic

The lad, Bill and Sid eat al fresco to impress their dates from the local Palais.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Patricia Hayes, Ann Lancaster, Elizabeth Fraser and Wilfred Babbage.

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 (b007jlhv)
Series 1

The Armoured Might of Lance-Corporal Jones

Private Walker dreams up a plan to get petrol coupons so Jones's delivery van can be commandeered for the war effort...

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 March 1974.


MON 09:00 Just a Minute (b01c7ncx)
Series 62

Episode 3

Chairman Nicholas Parsons endeavours to find out who has the greatest gift of the gab.

Panellists Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Julian Clary and Charles Collingwood have to speak on a variety of subjects given to them by Nicholas. They must speak for 60 seconds on that subject without hesitation, repetition or deviation - a task much more difficult than it sounds.

This week Sue Perkins reveals what she's got in her attic, Paul Merton talks about his Olympic Dreams, Julian Clary explains why he likes singing in the shower and Charles Collingwood lets us in on his fear of spiders and rats when he's asked to talk on the subject of Sydney.

The game Just A Minute was devised by the late Ian Messiter atop a London bus on his way to work as a BBC Radio producer more than 45 years ago. It was inspired by his memory of a teacher making him and his classmates speak on a subject for 60 seconds as a punishment for bad behaviour.

Producer: Claire Jones.


MON 09:30 Snap (b012llxz)
Series 3

Episode 2

Trying to rebuild their relationship after divorcing, Molly and Doug try changing their least appealing traits.

But life isn't that simple...

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, Jonathan Tafler as Raymond and Richard Firth as Ansel.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.


MON 10:00 Classic Serial (b01bkyly)
Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels

Episode 1

Gulliver is shipwrecked on the Island of Lilliput where the natives are tiny people living in a miniature society.

With his unique overview of this realm, Gulliver discovers a world of petty politics and small minds. Coerced into a war between two nations who disagree on the best way to eat boiled eggs, Gulliver finds himself betrayed by friends and battered by enemies - escape is his only option if he wants to survive!

Jonathan Swift's classic satire starring Arthur Darvill as Gulliver.

WIth Matthew Gravelle, Sam Dale, Bethan Walker, Judith Faultless, Richard Nichols, Chris Pavlo, Claire Cage, Lynne Seymour, Gareth Pierce, Ewan Bailey and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Gulliver's adventures in Lilliput are hilarious, disturbing and profound. This is a story of dishonest politicians, mindless ceremony and wars based on unconvincing arguments. A satire as potent now as it ever was!

Gulliver's Travels quickly became a classic. The book has become not only the defining work of its author but also of its genre - a landmark in English Literature to which all satirists today can trace a heritage.

Adapted for radio by Matthew Broughton.

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2012.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m00045nl)
Series 5

Collaboration

Guy Raz explores the positive benefits of mass collaboration – from Wikipedia to adopting tsunami sirens in Hawaii.

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 Inheritance Tracks (b07mqvkn)
Pixie Lott

Singer Pixie Lott chooses 'Love Come Down' by Evelyn Champagne King and 'Something Inside So Strong' by Labi Siffre.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0090xjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jlhv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045ng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Composing New York (b00t1zc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jn71)
Episode 6

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.


MON 14:15 The Generation Gap (b00qzrl7)
Series 2: Sex

Agony Aunts

Series of programmes in which two people from different generations discuss a topic that reveals the changing nature of Britain.

The theme of the second series of five programmes is Sex.

Irma Kurtz, the original Cosmopolitan agony aunt, talks to her younger counterpart Simone Bienne, who works as a sex and relationship expert for various publications. How has the nature of problems changed?

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (b00767d8)
Episode 1

Andrea meets Philip, a married man. The warnings are all about lust, but tenderness is the real enemy.

Stan Barstow’s gritty double love story set in Yorkshire in the 1960s, dramatised by his partner Diana Griffiths.

Andrea...............Deborah McAndrew
Philip..................Robert Glenister
Tom......................David Calder
George.................John Griffin
Julie............Naomi Radcliffe
Mrs Warner............Daryl Fishwick

Director: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


MON 14:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08n276q)
Mother

Repercussions from the fate of his mother. Charlie Chaplin reveals how he became a legend of the silent cinema screen.

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

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 Classic Serial (b01bkyly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Just a Minute (b01c7ncx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Snap (b012llxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b00cbcpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0003td2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Time Hops (b007k1mt)
Once Upon a Time

A screwball scientist mouse escapes from the future to 1994 and enlists the help of three children to save the planet.

A five-part comedy sci-fi by Alan Gilbey and David Richard-Fox.

Stars Sara Crowe as EK6, David Harewood as RV101, Nicola Stapleton as Steph, Paul Reynolds as Baz, Dax O'Callaghan as Max, Bradley Lavelle as Harley, Ian Masters as Norton, Margaret John as Mrs Miller, Gavin Muir as Scarrion and Oliver Senton as Scab.

Music by Richard Attree.

Producer: Nandita Ghose

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b008dqy5)
Marcus du Sautoy and David Dabydeen

Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy and novelist and cultural critic David Dabydeen join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite books by Sam Selvon, GH Hardy and Juliet Nicolson.

The Perfect Summer: Dancing into Shadow in 1911 by Juliet Nicolson
Publisher: John Murray

A Mathematician's Apology by G H Hardy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

Producer: Jane Greenwood.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0090xjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jlhv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045ng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Composing New York (b00t1zc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m00045nl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (b07mqvkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (m0003td2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Gloomsbury (b05xq6z7)
Series 3

Relishing the Gentleman

Having declared that she would rather die than take any of Lady Utterline's advice, Vera has decided to open her garden to the public.

Ginny and Lionel have come down to help without realising that Vera is planning to dress up as a man (to avoid being recognised), so that she can indulge in a secret liaison with Venus, who is planning to dress up as a Russian Fortune Teller - Mrs Pullova.

And all of this charade just to deceive Henry.

But from the moment Vera asks Ginny and Lionel to be co-conspirators in her plot by luring Henry away from the garden party, things start to go wrong.

Eventually, Henry finds out about the clandestine meeting in the fortune teller's tent and - despite an unwanted furore when the police arrive to arrest DH Lollipop for selling the vicar his pornographic novel (Lady Hattersley's Plover) - Henry manages to put a stop to Vera and Venus's elopement.

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


MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0004crn)
Garrett Millerick 1/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Laura Lexx chats to Garrett Millerick.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m0003rmm)
Series 54

Episode 7

For the final show this series, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches

Featuring Angela Barnes spreading good news, Eshaan Akbar taking on the weighty issue of representation, and Luke Kempner asking to make it stop. Additional voices from Gemma Arrowsmith.

Written by the cast with additional material from Simon Alcock, Katie Storey, Phil Jerrod, Ben Clark, Catherine Brinkworth and Amy Xander.

Producer: Adnan Ahmed

BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Jake Yapp Saves Humanity in 28 Minutes (b087p7m4)
Satirist Jake Yapp attempts to save humanity from its ills though the power of stand-up and sketch comedy.

In this pilot episode Jake turns his attention to the pernicious evil of TV advertisements, breaking down the five main formats used to peddle us products.

Performed by Jake Yapp, George Fouracres and Susan Wokoma

Written by Jake Yapp with additional material from Liam Beirne and Robin Morgan

Produced by Joe Nunnery
A BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2017.



TUESDAY 09 APRIL 2019

TUE 00:00 Time Hops (b007k1mt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b008dqy5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045ng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Composing New York (b00t1zc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jn71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 The Generation Gap (b00qzrl7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (b00767d8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08n276q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Classic Serial (b01bkyly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Just a Minute (b01c7ncx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Snap (b012llxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b00cbcpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0003td2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045p2)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 4

The Abbey Grange

The great detective painfully recollects shrugging his shoulders upon the case of the violent death of a sadistic husband.

How could he have overlooked the significance of some wine 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 Hopkins, Josephine Price as Lady Brackenstall, Coral Fairweather as Theresa, Peter Claughton as Croker and Douglas Storm as the Manager.

Producer: Robin Midgley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1962.


TUE 06:30 In Search of Beauty (b00p016j)
Erin O'Connor, whose beauty defies convention, discusses this knotty subject-area. What is beauty? Where do our ideas about beauty come from? How is our life-experience affected by how we look?

When Erin was growing up she was convinced she was ugly. She would dart across the road diagonally so she wouldn't draw attention to her nose by crossing in front of stationary cars. She was so self-conscious about her flat-chest that she would regularly wear two padded bras.

But one day she was told she was beautiful, scooped up by the modelling industry and presented as the uber-elegant catwalk queen, sought after and richly rewarded.
What did they see in her that she would never have seen in herself? Beauty?

With the help of renowned facial-reconstructive surgeon Professor Iain Hutchison, who has treated people with severe facial disfigurement; and Professor of Children's Literature, Kim Reynolds who has studied the way beauty is regarded in traditional stories, Erin explores various opinions and experiences of beauty.

Erin also goes behind the scenes at London Fashion Week, to an event called 'All Walks Beyond the Catwalk'; it used a wide range of models - both in size and age - as a way to broaden the range of catwalk models used at such influential events.


TUE 07:00 Second Thoughts (b00lbtl2)
Series 4

Short Change

Bill and Faith's dreams of a luxury riverside flat disintegrate thanks to her children Hannah and Joe.

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, Brian Bowles as Dennis and David Learner as Clayton.

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 (b07dlxmq)
Series 7

Lionel Shriver

The writer Lionel Shriver reads from her frank and highly personal teenage journals, while discussing her formative years with Rufus Hound.

She talks about her attempts to rebel against her religious upbringing, her complex relationship with her older brother, and her suspicion of young children - which began when she was little more than a child herself.

Producer: Harriet Jaine
Executive Producer: Aled Evans
A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 08:00 Play It Cool (b05s7k0b)
Episode 5

The game of boxing is exposed - and back to the era of Suffragettes.

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? (b007jrms)
Birthday Boy

Bob bungles a surprise birthday party for Terry.

Starring James Bolam as Terry Collier, Rodney Bewes as Bob Ferris and Brigit Forsyth as Thelma Chambers.

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

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1975.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (m0003rmm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Mad Man Blue (b0113060)
Unassuming but irrepressible Bloomer gets involved in a feud with his neighbour.

Will he escape his suburban nightmare unscathed?

Roy Hudd stars in Tracy Aston's comic monologue.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


TUE 10:00 Classic Serial (b01bwddl)
Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels

Episode 2

Gulliver's adventures continue when he finds himself in Brobdingnag - a land where the inhabitants are enormous!

Here, as a miniature man, Gulliver must fight for survival against rats the size of dogs, a dwarf who is 40 foot high, and the ridicule and humiliation of a scornful court.

Jonathan Swift's classic satire starring Arthur Darvill as Gulliver.

WIth Matthew Gravelle, Sam Dale, Bethan Walker, Judith Faultless, Richard Nichols, Chris Pavlo, Claire Cage, Lynne Seymour, Gareth Pierce, Ewan Bailey and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

With his uniquely close-up view, Gulliver sees the people (even the great beauties) as if under a microscope - and they are dirty, stinking and disgusting. He becomes increasingly horrified by humankind, stranded in a frightening land where his only ally is an innocent child. Once again, escape is imperative - if he doesn't, he won't survive...

As an exploration of of man's vanity and complacency, Gulliver's second voyage is an acute satire - as relevant today as ever. Beyond that, it is also a rattling good adventure story - a man lost, swashbuckling his way through manifold giant-sized dangers, desperate to find a way back home.

Adapted for radio by Matthew Broughton.

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2012.


TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m00045p4)
Jack Rooke

The comedian, writer and mental health campaigner shares an insight into his very personal brand of storytelling.

Jack’s first stand-up show, Good Grief, reflects on the unexpected death of his father, when he was just a teenager. Co-written with his Nan, the show met with critical acclaim at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival, and was recorded for Radio 4 a few years later.

We listen to Jack’s poignant and funny debut, and talk to him about his subsequent work, which includes an exploration of male mental health, and a quest to track down Mathangi Arulpragasam – AKA the British artist M.I.A. - who inspired Jack to turn adversity into hope.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


TUE 12:00 Play It Cool (b05s7k0b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045p2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 In Search of Beauty (b00p016j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007s5ty)
Episode 7

Stepmother Josie struggles when Matthew's three teenaged children move in with them.

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 The Generation Gap (b00qzrj7)
Series 2: Sex

Gay Protest

Series of programmes in which two people from different generations discuss a topic that reveals the changing nature of Britain.

The theme of the second series of five programmes is Sex.

82-year-old gay rights campaigner Antony Grey was a pioneer. His counterpart is Bobby, a 22-year-old volunteer who goes into schools to help combat homophobic bullying. Laws about homosexuality may have changed, but have attitudes?

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (b00767ds)
Episode 2

Town councillor Tom discovers unsettling news about the husband of his long-term lover Norma.

Stan Barstow’s gritty double love story set in Yorkshire in the 1960s, dramatised by his partner Diana Griffiths.

Bess..............Daryl Fishwick
Tom ................David Calder
Norman.........Geoff Hinsliff
Bob................Stan Barstow
Andrea............Deborah McAndrew
Norma............Sharon Duce

Director: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


TUE 14:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08n3gww)
Stagecraft

With his mother ill, Charlie Chaplin's stage career begins. Nigel Hawthorne continues the story of the legend of silent cinema.


TUE 15:00 Classic Serial (b01bwddl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Genius (b008m9jv)
Series 2

Brian Sewell

A cure for jet lag and a horse bike?

Dave Gorman asks art critic Brian Sewell 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 Up the Garden Path (b0089kjs)
Series 3

New Men

Izzy moves into a new flat and faces a new term, but will she find a new man?

Imelda Staunton stars as Isabelle 'Izzy' Comyn.

With Mike Grady as Dick, Marty Cruickshank as Maria, Nicholas Le Prevost as Michael, Phyllida Nash as Louise, Rene Zagger as Razors , Deborah Findlay as Marianne, Sion Probert as Gwyn and Geoffrey McGivern as Brown.

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

A six-part radio sequel first adapted from Sue Limb’s 1984 novel. The last of 3 series which ran from 1987 to 1993. Granada also adapted the series for ITV.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1993.


TUE 17:00 Second Thoughts (b00lbtl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 My Teenage Diary (b07dlxmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Time Hops (b007k1p3)
Killing Time

The chase is on as the children catapult further back in time and find themselves in deep water.

A five-part comedy sci-fi by Alan Gilbey and David Richard-Fox.

Stars Sara Crowe as EK6, David Harewood as RV101, Nicola Stapleton as Steph, Derek Waring as the Captain, Natasha Pyne as the Librarian, Paul Reynolds as Baz, Dax O'Callaghan as Max, Bradley Lavelle as Harley, Ian Masters as Norton, Oliver Senton as Bert and Joshua Towb as Horatio.

Music by Richard Attree.

Producer: Nandita Ghose

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


TUE 18:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jpd7)
Series 3

Down the Mean Streets with Philip Marlowe

An exploration of Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled, wisecracking American private-eye - who first appeared in ‘The Big Sleep’ published in 1939.

Series about classic detectives presented by Professor Jeffrey Richards.

With Phillip French, Van Heflin, Ed Bishop, John Tydeman and Bill Morrison.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


TUE 19:00 Play It Cool (b05s7k0b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045p2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 In Search of Beauty (b00p016j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m00045p4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b07dlxmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Casebook of Max and Ivan (b05qgcjn)
Series 1

Screen Test

Max and Ivan are private detectives for whom no case is too small......Sorry, for whom no fee is too small. Matt Lucas joins them to solve a showbiz mystery.

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, the mysterious disappearance of film impresario Bernie Goldfinkelrubenstein's leading man.

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!

Cast:
Max...............Max Olesker
Ivan..............Ivan Gonzalez
Bernie...........Matt Lucas
Malcolm.........Lewis MacLeod
Norman.........David Reed
Lizzie............Jenny Bede

Produced by Victoria Lloyd
A John Stanley production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0004cp0)
Garrett Millerick 2/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight Laura Lexx chats to Garrett Millerick.


TUE 23:00 Son of Cliche (b00p4mcr)
Freddie Fortune

From a spoof Melvyn Bragg to a signing chimp.

Featuring 'The Further Reasonably Exciting Adventures of Captain Invisible and the See-Thru Kid'.

Sketch comedy with Chris Barrie, Nick Maloney and Nick Wilton.

Written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.

Producer: Alan Nixon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.


TUE 23:30 The Maltby Collection (b00mqhqt)
Series 3

Episode 5

The museum is due to send an exhibition of its finest artefacts around Europe.

But can Walter find a suitably experienced and diplomatic member of staff to curate it?

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/Van Driver ...... Chris Pavlo
Barman ...... Stephen Hogan.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2009.



WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL 2019

WED 00:00 Time Hops (b007k1p3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Radio Detectives (b007jpd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045p2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 In Search of Beauty (b00p016j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007s5ty)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 The Generation Gap (b00qzrj7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (b00767ds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08n3gww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Classic Serial (b01bwddl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Genius (b008m9jv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Up the Garden Path (b0089kjs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Second Thoughts (b00lbtl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 My Teenage Diary (b07dlxmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045q0)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 4

The Devil's Foot

Whilst recuperating in Cornwall, the great detective is called upon to solve two deaths.

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 His Last Bow in 1910. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

With Norman Shelley as Dr John H Watson, Humphrey Morton as the Reverend Roundhay, George Hagan as Mortimer, Grizelda Hervey as Mrs Porter and Finlay Currie as Dr Leon Sterndale.

Producer: Robin Midgley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1962.


WED 06:30 The Blonde Women of India (b036k1sf)
I've grown up watching my parents settle into life in the UK, and as a second generation British Asian I've grown up living between two cultures - overall it's been a rich and fulfilling experience for me. However, whenever I return to India I feel at times more 'English' than 'Indian'. I get frustrated with the pushing, the shoving and the constant peeping of horns. If I struggle when I'm on holiday here, what about those people who've chosen to make India their home, particularly if they're white?

Heather Chathley was a trainee nurse, he was a trainee Indian Doctor and they both met while at the Royal Victoria hospital in Belfast. When Heather went for her first holiday to India she ended up marrying her Doctor, and since 1979 the city of Moga in the Punjab has been home.

For Nancy Joyce Margaret Jones her life in India spans almost 70 years - pre Indepependence and partition with a planned wedding blessing from Mahatma Gandhi, Nancy Rajni Kumar tells how India "caught her in its web".

She was working in the financial sector and he was Banker - that's how Christine Pemberton met her husband in the 1980s. Now living in Delhi - a City which she says is at times not an easy place to live in - it has become her "forever home".

However, for Lindsay Singh - who has been in India for over thirteen years, she and her Indian husband have decided to see if they can now start a new life in the UK - but with her changed values and attitudes Lindsay's now not sure where they'll end up.

These are 'The Blonde Women of India'.

Producer/Presenter: Perminder Khatkar.


WED 07:00 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076j10)
Episode 3

With Henry suffering from a surfeit of mothers-in-law, perhaps his luck will change with Jane Seymour?

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

Starring Jonathan Coy as Henry VIII, Milton Jones as Thomas Cromwell, Alfred Burke as the Chronicler, Jasmin Hyde as Jane Seymour, Eve Matheson as Lady Margaret, John Webb as Sir John and Jonathan Kydd as Antonio.

Music by Jim Parker.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 07:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b092lzbk)
Series 7

Wizardy Lizardy Gubbins

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 episode, local psychic and futurologist Keith Futures (Greg McHugh) finds it hard to find a buyer for his Kimodo Dragon. Meanwhile, Mrs Birkett mourns the passing of her beloved cat, Biscuits.

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 (b01p4qvm)
Going on Leave in Croydon

Heather has to let Pertwee down gently before it leads to a brawl.

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

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

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Incidental Music by Tommy Riley and James Moody.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1965.


WED 08:30 Not in Front of the Children (b08kgtqt)
Series 2

Friendships Old, Friendships New

Jennifer finds her first day alone in the new cottage rather lonely.

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, Benny Lee as the Disc Jockey, Jeffrey Segal as Mr Hobson, Jordan Rogers as Dorothy Jane, Gwenda Wilson as Pam and Olwen Griffiths as Mrs Hobson.

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 December 1970.


WED 09:00 Counterpoint (b00b4jcy)
Series 22

2008 Heat 7

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.

Three contestants battle it out – Tom King from Wickford in Essex, Tim Vick from Woodbridge in Suffolk, and Geoff Wickham from Bishopston in Bristol.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


WED 09:30 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jql7)
Black Eyes and Bloody Noses

Gussie Fink-Nottle gets walloped and Aunt Dahlia sends Bertie on a spending spree.

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, John Le Mesurier as Sir Watkyn Bassett, Denise Coffey as Stiffy Bing, Aimi MacDonald as Madeline Bassett, Vivian Pickles as Aunt Dahlia, Douglas Blackwell as the Reverend Harold Pinker and Ann Davies as Emerald Stoker.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


WED 10:00 Classic Serial (b01c6trt)
Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels

Episode 3

The last voyages of Jonathan Swift's story are the lesser told. Gulliver finds himself on the floating Island of Laputa, where he encounters mad scientists and the terrifying ghosts of the great and the good. He flees from these intellectual and spiritual horrors, only to finally find a kind of Eden with the Houyhnhnms, a race of intelligent and gentle horses.

However, in this land, humans - or as they are called, the 'Yahoos' - are considered vermin. The dark and traumatizing experiences Gulliver has in this land change his life (and his wife and family's lives) forever.

With the satire here focused on crazy scientific experimentation, superstition, and finally spiritual desolation - Gulliver's Travels is as modern and potent now as it has ever been.

Jonathan Swift's classic satire starring Arthur Darvill as Gulliver.

WIth Matthew Gravelle, Sam Dale, Bethan Walker, Judith Faultless, Richard Nichols, Chris Pavlo, Claire Cage, Lynne Seymour, Gareth Pierce, Ewan Bailey and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Adapted for radio by Matthew Broughton.

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2012.


WED 11:00 Step Back In Time - with Rylan Clark-Neal (m00045q3)
1997 - Kathy Burke

Kathy Burke co-pilots Rylan Clark-Neal's time machine for a trip back to 1997 where they revisit the events, music and tv that defined the year.

From the phenomenon of a new children’s TV series to a nation in mourning at the death of the ‘People’s Princess’, Kathy and Rylan share personal anecdotes from one of the most memorable years of the 90s.

Executive Producer: Daniel Clark-Neal
Producer: Oliver Morris
Assistant Producer: Simona Rata
Composer: Pascal Wyse
Production Manager: Sara Butler.
A Harbar 8 production for BBC Sounds.

Archive Credits:

BBC News © BBC 1997
Harry Enfield and Chums © BBC 1997
Teletubbies © DHX Media 1997
Nil By Mouth © SE8 Group 1997
Kevin and Perry Go Large © Icon Entertainment International 2000
Comic Relief © BBC 1997
Titanic © Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox 1997


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01p4qvm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Not in Front of the Children (b08kgtqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045q0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Blonde Women of India (b036k1sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007s74h)
Episode 8

After more family conflict, Matthew's daughter Becky finds an unexpected ally in her stepmother Josie.

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 The Generation Gap (b00qzrj9)
Series 2: Sex

Beauty Queens

Series of programmes in which two people from different generations discuss a topic that reveals the changing nature of Britain.

The theme of the second series of five programmes is Sex.

Lesley Langley, who was Miss UK and crowned Miss World in 1965, compares notes about her experiences with the 2010 Miss England, Katrina Hodge, who is known as Combat Barbie as she is a lance corporal in the army.

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (b00767f4)
Episode 3

With their affair still a secret, Andrea meets her lover's wife, Kate.

Stan Barstow’s gritty double love story set in Yorkshire in the 1960s, dramatised by his partner Diana Griffiths.

Andrea..............Deborah McAndrew
Philp..................Robert Glenister
Mrs Warner...........Daryl Fishwick
George..................John Griffin
Kate......................Jo Anne Knowles

Director: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


WED 14:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08n3mgx)
Love

Honing his stagecraft and falling in love. How Charlie Chaplin became a legend of silent cinema, read by Nigel Hawthorne.


WED 15:00 Classic Serial (b01c6trt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Counterpoint (b00b4jcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jql7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076j10)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b092lzbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Time Hops (b007k1q8)
Time After Time

Steph stumbles on an unexpected part of the puzzle to help Eek's mission to change her planet's fate.

A five-part comedy sci-fi by Alan Gilbey and David Richard-Fox.

Stars Sara Crowe as EK6, David Harewood as RV101, Nicola Stapleton as Steph, Natasha Pyne as the Librarian, Paul Reynolds as Baz, Bradley Lavelle as Harley, Ian Masters as Norton, Joshua Towb as Horatio, Margaret John as Mrs Miller, Neville Jason as the Robot and David Richard-Fox as the Bloke.

Music by Richard Attree.

Producer: Nandita Ghose

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jmnf)
Series 1

Barry Cryer

Veteran comedian and writer Barry Cryer reminisces as he entertains an audience.

Featuring tales of Alan Bennett, Willie Rushton, Peter Cook and Roy Castle.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01p4qvm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Not in Front of the Children (b08kgtqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045q0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Blonde Women of India (b036k1sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Step Back In Time - with Rylan Clark-Neal (m00045q3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b092lzbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b007jnyr)
Series 1

Episode 1

Mel and Vicki battle to keep the show going despite constant interruptions from the Dirty Sloanes and the Goatee Beard Men's Group.

Variety meets sitcom meets sketch show - written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine.

With Martin Hyder and Jim North.

Script editor: Graeme Garden
Producers: Claire Jones and Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


WED 23:00 And Now in Colour (b00cfzx5)
Series 1

Marathon

The sketch show team and their studio audience enter the London Marathon, plus a car valet service with a twist.

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 (b007jqfr)
Series 4

Bitter Harvest

Investigating pesticides and agricultural policy, intrepid reporter David Lander asks if farming is in crisis.

Written by Tony Sarchet.

Starring Stephen Fry as David Lander.

With Brenda Blethyn, Robert Bathurst, Jack Klaff, Phil Nice, Philip Pope and Julia Hills.

Producer: Paul Mayhew Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1987.



THURSDAY 11 APRIL 2019

THU 00:00 Time Hops (b007k1q8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jmnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045q0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Blonde Women of India (b036k1sf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007s74h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 The Generation Gap (b00qzrj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (b00767f4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08n3mgx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Classic Serial (b01c6trt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Counterpoint (b00b4jcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 PG Wodehouse - Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (b007jql7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII (b0076j10)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Fags, Mags and Bags (b092lzbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045qt)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 4

The Mazarin Stone

A crown jewel is missing and the great detective knows who has it - but must he risk his own life to make the thief give it up?

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 Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes in 1921. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

With Norman Shelley as Dr John H Watson, Francis de Wolfe as Count Syvius, Noel Iliffe as Lord Cantlemere, James Thomason as the Constable, John Baddeley as Billy and Peter Pratt as Sam Merton.

Producer: Robin Midgley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1962.


THU 06:30 A Spring Clean Symphony (b01rlsv4)
Someone, somewhere, is scrubbing, wiping, brushing or zapping.

Love it or hate it, cleaning is part of our everyday lives and, in Spring in particular, there's a surge in cleaning activities as we throw open the windows and purge our lives of the accumulated winter grime.

In this composed feature, Nina Perry brings to light the rituals and personal stories of the spring clean and interweaves them with specially composed music.

How has cleaning changed over the generations? Is our attitude to cleaning nature or nurture? To what extent are our cleaning habits indicative of an inward state? And is cleaning about goodness, purity and perfection - or about living a healthy, germ free existence?

Nina rolls up her sleeves and spring cleans with her 96-year-old grandmother, Gwen. She speaks to Angela Levin about the significance of spring cleaning within the Jewish faith. And she asks Professor Sally Bloomfield and Dr Robert Aunger, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, what is "clean"?

Producer: Nina Perry
A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


THU 07:00 Heated Rollers (b007s849)
Episode 6

The real Sleeping Beauty, medical dramas - and a women's jail..

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 Meet David Sedaris (m0003rk8)
Series 7

Episode 1

The globetrotting, trash-picking, aisle-rolling storyteller is back with more words of wit and wisdom.

With his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humour writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves him a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

This week we hear his new story, Father Time, and extracts from his diaries.

David Sedaris's first book, Barrel Fever (1994) which included The SantaLand Diaries, was a critical and commercial success, as were his follow-up efforts, Naked (1997), Holidays on Ice (1997) and Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000). He became known for his bitingly funny recollections of his youth, family life and travels, making semi-celebrities out of his parents and siblings.

David has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest international best-selling book is a collection of stories entitled Calypso. A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premier at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and has been a appearing on BBC Radio 4 since 1996.

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 Something to Shout About (m00045qx)
Series 2

Episode 15

Confusion over a Russian guest means that Janet has to step into the limelight.

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

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

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

Producer: Eric Miller

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1961.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b00gklbf)
The Sahara Desert Statue

What is Eccles doing with a cement sack and an imaginary piano? Starring Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From November 1958.


THU 09:00 Booked (b00753t1)
Series 1

Episode 3

Joan of Arc turns Bond girl and Kipling's poem If gets an overhaul.

Ian McMillan chairs the irreverent literary game with Dillie Keane, Mark Thomas, Roger McGough and Miles Kington.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


THU 09:30 Bristow (b00cglkn)
Series 1

Follow That Star

The troublesome Chester-Perry buying clerk tries smuggling a food inspector into chef Gordon Blue's staff canteen.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Christopher Benjamin as BJ Bothwick, Owen Brenman as Hewitt, Katy Odey as Miss Sunman, Jon Glover as Station Master and Sheila Reid as Mrs Dimple.

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 April 1999.


THU 10:00 Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (b007jlpp)
Episode 1

August 1785: The jilted Marquise de Merteuil begins a game of seduction - and revenge...

Choderlos de Laclos's 1782 epistolary novel dramatised in two-parts by Christopher Hampton.

Stars Ciaran Hinds as Le Vicomte de Valmont, Lindsay Duncan as La Marquise de Merteuil, Emma Fielding as Mme de Tourvel, Adam Godley as Chevalier Danceny, Joanna David as Mme de Volanges, Alison Pettitt as Cecile Volanges, Elizabeth Spriggs as Mme de Rosemonde, Charles Simpson as Azolan and Sarah-Jane Holm as Emilie.

Narrator: John Moffatt

Music composed by Ilona Sekacz.

Director: Gordon House:

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1998.


THU 11:00 Mr Ossie's Rolled-Gold Fish and Chip Shop (b00bwjcq)
Behind the counter at Mr Ossie's fish and chip shop was a glass display case full of gold-capped fountain pens.

Desperate to see an Everton football match, a boy turns to him for help...

Written by Vincent McInerney.

Read by Richard Tate.

Producer: Michael Earley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


THU 11:15 Stephanie Jacob - A Night Visitor (b045877x)
Forced by debt to downsize to an isolated Norfolk cottage, Hilary and Tom have a terrifying visitor one stormy night.

But it might be just the thing their ailing marriage needs...

Written by Stephanie Jacob.

Hilary ..... Stella Gonet
Tom ..... David Cann
Martin ..... Carl Prekopp

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


THU 12:00 Something to Shout About (m00045qx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b00gklbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045qt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 A Spring Clean Symphony (b01rlsv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jn8h)
Episode 9

Elizabeth faces a dilemma now that Tom's daughter Dale has decided to move back into the family home.

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 The Generation Gap (b00qzrjc)
Series 2: Sex

Underwear and Sex Shop Entrepreneur

Series of programmes in which two people from different generations discuss a topic that reveals the changing nature of Britain.

The theme of the second series of five programmes is Sex.

Jane runs an underwear shop in a seaside town, and has recently started stocking sex toys for the older generation. Her son helps out in the shop, and they discuss attitudes to sex across the generations.

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (b00767fk)
Episode 4

The tragic news of Norma's husband draws Tom closer, but at what cost to her children?

Stan Barstow’s gritty double love story set in Yorkshire in the 1960s, dramatised by his partner Diana Griffiths.

Bess..........Daryl Fishwick
Tom..........David Calder
Norma......Sharon Duce
Nick..........Ben Crompton
Caroline.......Naomi Radcliffe
Roger..........John Griffin
Shirley.........Ruth Herbert

Director: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


THU 14:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08n400d)
Clashes

Stage success arouses jealousy and love. How Charlie Chaplin became a legend of silent cinema. Read by Nigel Hawthorne.


THU 15:00 Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (b007jlpp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Booked (b00753t1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Bristow (b00cglkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Heated Rollers (b007s849)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Meet David Sedaris (m0003rk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Time Hops (b007k1rg)
Long Time No See

Time-hopping has brought the children nothing but trouble. Could a dodgy robot really make things better?

A five-part comedy sci-fi by Alan Gilbey and David Richard-Fox.

Stars Sara Crowe as EK6, David Harewood as RV101, Nicola Stapleton as Steph, Natasha Pyne as Doris, Paul Reynolds as Baz, Bradley Lavelle as Harley, Ian Masters as Norton, Joshua Towb as Horatio, Neville Jason as Tailor, Oliver Senton as Bill and Dax O’Callaghan as Max.

Music by Richard Attree.

Producer: Nandita Ghose

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b01pfxj3)
Series 29

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Matthew Parris talks to writer, broadcaster and 6Music presenter Stuart Maconie about the life of Ralph Vaughan Williams.

The expert witness is Em Marshall-Luck, chairman of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society and founder-director of the English Music Festival.

Producer: Christine Hall


THU 19:00 Something to Shout About (m00045qx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b00gklbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045qt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 A Spring Clean Symphony (b01rlsv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Mr Ossie's Rolled-Gold Fish and Chip Shop (b00bwjcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Stephanie Jacob - A Night Visitor (b045877x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Meet David Sedaris (m0003rk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (m00045z4)
Newsjack Unplugged, Series 3

Episode 4

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


THU 22:45 Tina C (b0076qds)
Tina C's Tiny Island Tour

Wales

Arriving in Cardiff, the country singer has a very special announcement to make. Stars Christopher Green. From February 2005.


THU 23:00 The Mitch Benn Music Show (b00bf7wv)
Series 2

Episode 4

The host presents a selection of classic comic songs. With special guest Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy. From November 2006.


THU 23:30 Hut 33 (b01kbhx3)
Series 3

Entente Cordiale

Bletchley Park, 1942: can the wartime code breakers improve Anglo-French relations with a little derring-do?

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 12 APRIL 2019

FRI 00:00 Time Hops (b007k1rg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b01pfxj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00045qt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 A Spring Clean Symphony (b01rlsv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jn8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 The Generation Gap (b00qzrjc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (b00767fk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08n400d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (b007jlpp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Booked (b00753t1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Bristow (b00cglkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Heated Rollers (b007s849)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Meet David Sedaris (m0003rk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Stand By For West (m00045r5)
Battle for Inspector West

Honeymoon Spells Danger

Scotland Yard’s youngest chief inspector has an old score to settle with a notorious blackmailer.

Chief Inspector Roger West is of the creation of noted crime writer, John Creasey, who authored over 600 novels, using over 20 pseudonyms. More than 40 Roger West novels were written between 1942 and 1973 with the basis for this first series, first published in 1948.

Much like Paul Temple, West - “Scotland Yard’s youngest, smartest chief inspector” - has a long-suffering wife who also gets involved with the action. A total of six novels were adapted for radio by Maurice Travers.

Patrick Allen … Chief Inspector Roger West
Sarah Lawson … Janet West
Humphrey Morton … Sir Mortimer Grant
Philip Bond ... Michael Grant
Denise Buckley ... Christine Grant
Hamilton Dyce ... Sir Guy Chatworth
John Cazabon ... Prendergast

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the Light Programme in 1967.


FRI 06:30 I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down (b038c0f4)
Every comedian, however famous or successful, has memories of stand-up shows which didn't go to plan.

Many comics will agree that 'dying' on stage is a rite of passage from which a lot can be learned - and swapping stories of on-stage humiliation can bind comedians together. Rich Morton has performed with most of Britain's best loved stand-ups down the years, and in this programme he gets some of them to confess their memories of the nightmare gigs they'd rather forget.

Realising too late that your material is completely inappropriate for the audience, finding the crowd was expecting someone else, having to deal with the heckler from hell - whatever the situation, most comics have been there, and have emerged from the experience with some hilarious stories to tell.

Jo Brand, Tim Clark, Jack Dee, Mike Gunn, Milton Jones, Lucy Porter and Ian Stone share their recollections.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


FRI 07:00 The Elephant Man (b04v8qcq)
Labour Pains

Terry's bank balance is redder than a baboon's bottom, so he decides to take on a paper round as well.

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 Vem and Debra Stephenson as the Waitress.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.


FRI 07:30 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07h65c6)
Death Watch Beetle and Queen Wasp

A Death Watch Beetle, played by Bill Paterson, and a bossy Queen wasp played, by Alison Steadman, reveal the truth about life in a draughty old attic in a house in Amersham in the first of three very funny tales, written and introduced by Lynne Truss, with additional sound recordings by Chris Watson.
The Death Watch Beetle is a wood-boring beetle. Having spent twelve years as a larva boring through a single rafter in the house with no one to talk to, our beetle is now an adult with about 5 weeks left to live. He has just three aims in life. Firstly, to find a mate, which he does by banging his head on the timber "Oh Come on girls, .. I know you're out there ... Don't tell me this attic has ever seen such a specimen before. This lovely compact dark brown capsule of hard cuticle covered with yellowish scale-like hair and just under a centimetre long - it could all be yours! Secondly, to make as much noise as he can and finally to live long enough to see the roof cave in.
The Queen Wasp is very, very bossy, and very, very stressed. She carries the entire responsibility for the wasp colony and its thousands of inhabitants, all of whom are her own progeny. There is an enormous amount of work to be done. "They call themselves workers, these girls, but quite frankly, none of them knows what real work actually is." It is lonely at the top too," I did consider leaving all this, at one point. None of them knows this; they'd be heartbroken to think I might have left them" and she is just beginning to lose her grip. "Bring me my list" she constantly yells. Life doesn't get much more stressful than this.

Death Watch Beetle: Bill Paterson
Dragonfly: Alison Steadman
Written and introduced by Lynne Truss
Wildlife sound recordings Chris Watson
Producer Sarah Blunt.


FRI 08:00 The Michael Bentine Show (b00kfx35)
From 29/04/1984

From a monastic order to international space relations.

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 (b007jld2)
Series 2

Homes Fit for Heroes

Harold quarrels with his Dad Albert over his plan to pack him off to travel the world.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Marie Makino as Miss Lottersby and Olwen Brookes as the Matron.

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 July 1967.


FRI 09:00 Hidden Treasures (b0075xyh)
Petworth House

Check out your chattels and hang on to your heirlooms!

Lars Tharp chairs the light-hearted Antiques Quiz from some of England's finest country houses.

Starting at Petworth House in West Sussex – there are mystery objects, several hidden treasures from the house itself and valuations.

With Eric Knowles and Bunny Campione.

Producer: Annie Bristow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


FRI 09:30 Safety Catch (b00vkyz1)
Series 3

Better the Devil You Know

Simon McGrath is a generally nice chap who just happens to be an arms dealer. It's not something he planned, he just fell into it, and despite all his best intentions he just doesn't seem to be able to leave because he has to pay his mortgage like everyone else. Of course his real love is electronic music and this is just a stop gap until he finds the perfect outlet for his music - okay so the gap has lasted five years but that's not the point. Once he can get himself motivated he'll be out of there and, as his ever supportive mum says, people will always want to kill each other. So that's alright then.

This series sees Simon going to some bizarre lengths to excuse his profession: his attempt at gaining redundancy when an American firm puts in a takeover bid somehow winds up with his promotion; he desperately attempts to give himself compassion fatigue so he won't have to feel guilty about all the bloodshed in the world; he unsuccessfully tries to seek forgiveness and he finally tries to self-motivate himself to sit down in front of a keyboard to compose his electronic masterpiece. His personal life is as unsatisfactory as his work life and not only do he and Anna have to try and find reasons why they love each other but they have to survive a visit from her parents and his mum's new job at Heathcote Sanders and, as Judith eloquently puts it, to have one member of the family working in the arms trade may be regarded as misfortune, to have two looks like genetic wickedness.
Simon McGrath ...... Darren Boyd
Anna Grieg ...... Joanna Page
Boris Kemal ...... Lewis Macleod
Judith McGrath ...... Sarah Smart
Angela McGrath ...... Brigit Forsyth
Madeleine Turnbull ...... Rachel Atkins
Charles ...... John Schwab
Written by Laurence Howarth
Produced By Dawn Ellis.


FRI 10:00 Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (b007jptt)
Episode 2

Can Vicomte Valmont and the Marquise de Marteuil win their game of seduction and revenge?

Choderlos de Laclos's 1782 epistolary novel dramatised in two-parts by Christopher Hampton.

Stars Ciaran Hinds as Le Vicomte de Valmont, Lindsay Duncan as La Marquise de Merteuil, Emma Fielding as Mme de Tourvel, John Moffatt as the Narrator, Adam Godley as Chevalier Danceny, Joanna David as Mme de Volanges, Alison Pettitt as Cecile Volanges, Elizabeth Spriggs as Mme de Rosemonde, Charles Simpson as Azolan and Sarah-Jane Holm as Emilie.

Narrator: John Moffatt

Music composed by Ilona Sekacz.

Director: Gordon House:

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1998.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00045rb)
Daily podcasts with Luke Jones

Amanda Litherland and Luke Jones recommend some of the best daily news podcasts from the UK. Includes Today In Focus from The Guardian and The Intelligence from The Economist.


FRI 12:00 The Michael Bentine Show (b00kfx35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jld2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Stand By For West (m00045r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down (b038c0f4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children (b007jn8y)
Episode 10

Relationships falter under the strains of living as a step-family when decisions need to be made.

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

Concluded by Penelope Wilton.

Abridged in ten parts by Pat McLoughlin.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


FRI 14:15 The Generation Gap (b00qzrjg)
Series 2: Sex

Prostitution

Series in which two people from different generations discuss a topic that reveals the changing nature of Britain.

The theme of the second series of five programmes is Sex.

Helen worked as a bar hostess and prostitute in the 1970s. She talks to Maria, who is currently funding her way through university by being a sex worker. How do their experiences differ?

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 Stan Barstow - A Raging Calm (b00767g1)
Episode 5

Can Andrea and married Philip manage to keep their affair secret?

Stan Barstow’s gritty double love story set in Yorkshire in the 1960s, dramatised by his partner Diana Griffiths.

Agnes.........Naomi Radcliffe
Andrea...............Deborah Mcandrew
Philip..................Robert Glenister
Landlord.............Geoff Hinsliff

Director: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


FRI 14:45 Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography (b08n42g0)
Decision

Taking stock - and a fateful decision. How Charlie Chaplin became a legend of silent cinema. Concluded by Nigel Hawthorne.


FRI 15:00 Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (b007jptt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Hidden Treasures (b0075xyh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Safety Catch (b00vkyz1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 The Elephant Man (b04v8qcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07h65c6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Time Hops (b007k1sp)
Time's Up

The children are convinced that the man from the BBC will help them. But is he really what he seems?

Conclusion of the comedy sci-fi by Alan Gilbey and David Richard-Fox.

Stars Sara Crowe as EK6, David Harewood as RV101, Nicola Stapleton as Steph, Paul Reynolds as Baz, Dax O'Callaghan as Max, Ian Masters as Norton, Joshua Towb as Horatio, Neville Jason as Tailor and Margaret John as Mrs Miller.

Music by Richard Attree.

Producer: Nandita Ghose

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076g49)
Superstition

Matthew Parris talks to journalists George Dobell Lilian Pizzichini and singer Tony Cassidy about absurd beliefs.

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.

Produced by Peter Everett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


FRI 19:00 The Michael Bentine Show (b00kfx35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jld2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Stand By For West (m00045r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down (b038c0f4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00045rb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 It's a Fair Cop (b048nkd4)
Series 1

Episode 1

Alfie Moore spent eighteen years on the Humberside police force before turning to stand up comedy. In this, his first series for Radio 4, he swears his audience in and takes them through a real life scenario to see what sort of officers they'd have made. Along the way he tells tales from the coppering front line as well as instructing us on the niceties of British law as it applies to each scenario.

This is a three-part series, each edition uses a scenario based on a real life case, and each time the audience is asked to decide how they would have acted in the circumstances. The three episodes deal with the right to protest, theft and drink driving.

Alfie Moore has had two acclaimed Edinburgh shows.

Writer ..... Alfie Moore

Script Editor..... Will Ing

Producer ..... Alison Vernon-Smith.


FRI 22:30 Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? (b01nl9pk)
Communication

Sketches, stand-up and song in a comic exploration of communication. With Andrew Lawrence and Sara Pascoe. From November 2012.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0004bxz)
Anna Morris 1/2

The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith chats to Anna Morris.


FRI 23:00 John Finnemore's Double Acts (b06gx5qm)
Series 1

A Flock of Tigers

A seemingly ordinary train ride turns into an unexpected adventure for Edmund and Dolorosa.

Celia Imrie and Charles Edwards star in the first of six two-handers written by Cabin Pressure's John Finnemore.

Cast:
Dolorosa.............Celia Imrie
Edmund..............Charles Edwards

Written by John Finnemore
Produced by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 23:30 Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD (b01s0dd9)
Bollywood

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 fourth and final episode, Thom looks at the bright lights of Bollywood: love triangles, comedy and dare devil thrills all set to a background of songs and dancing in a melodramatic extravaganza, a synopsis which heavily influence Thom's stories of his upbringing in Bangladesh.

"...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 Good Read 18:30 MON (b008dqy5)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b008dqy5)

A Spring Clean Symphony 06:30 THU (b01rlsv4)

A Spring Clean Symphony 13:30 THU (b01rlsv4)

A Spring Clean Symphony 20:30 THU (b01rlsv4)

A Spring Clean Symphony 01:30 FRI (b01rlsv4)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:00 SUN (b007jpx1)

All Gas and Gaiters 12:00 SUN (b007jpx1)

And Now in Colour 23:00 WED (b00cfzx5)

Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? 22:30 FRI (b01nl9pk)

Architectural Marriages 15:45 SUN (m0003ts4)

Architectural Marriages 03:45 MON (m0003ts4)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b05wnb7g)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b05wnb7g)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b05wnb7g)

Beauty of Britain 23:00 SAT (b010dq6w)

Booked 09:00 THU (b00753t1)

Booked 16:00 THU (b00753t1)

Booked 04:00 FRI (b00753t1)

Bristow 12:30 SAT (b00cbcpg)

Bristow 09:30 THU (b00cglkn)

Bristow 16:30 THU (b00cglkn)

Bristow 04:30 FRI (b00cglkn)

Cabin Pressure 23:00 SUN (b00lt16c)

Chain Reaction 22:00 SAT (b01lv7ys)

Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography 02:45 SAT (b08msmq3)

Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography 14:45 MON (b08n276q)

Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography 02:45 TUE (b08n276q)

Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography 14:45 TUE (b08n3gww)

Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography 02:45 WED (b08n3gww)

Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography 14:45 WED (b08n3mgx)

Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography 02:45 THU (b08n3mgx)

Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography 14:45 THU (b08n400d)

Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography 02:45 FRI (b08n400d)

Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography 14:45 FRI (b08n42g0)

Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 10:00 THU (b007jlpp)

Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 15:00 THU (b007jlpp)

Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 03:00 FRI (b007jlpp)

Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 10:00 FRI (b007jptt)

Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 15:00 FRI (b007jptt)

Classic Serial 10:00 MON (b01bkyly)

Classic Serial 15:00 MON (b01bkyly)

Classic Serial 03:00 TUE (b01bkyly)

Classic Serial 10:00 TUE (b01bwddl)

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