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SATURDAY 25 MAY 2019

SAT 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jqz9)
The Red Planet

Episode 20

Captain Jet Morgan and his crew must battle to outrun the Martian Spheres in their bid to escape...

Conclusion of Charles Chilton’s 1954 classic set in 1971.

Andrew Faulds ..... Jet Morgan
David Kossoff ..... Lemmy
Guy Kingsley Poynter ..... Doc
Bruce Beeby ..... Mitch
David Jacobs ..... Announcer/Various
John Cazabon ..... Various

Music composed and conducted by Van Phillips.

Producer: Charles Chilton

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1955.


SAT 00:30 London Nights (b00t0k7n)
Noise and Peace

Writer Andrea Levy presents the last of her anthologies of short pieces for radio that capture a certain off-beat spirit of London.

Tonight: noise and peace - the deaf-signing symbol for 'London' is the same as that for 'noise': actor Sophie Woolley, who has hearing difficulties, travels home amid the capital's hubbub, while for Irene and her colleague Colin and his family, days - and nights - are spent in timeless tranquillity behind the railings of Grove Park cemetery in south-east London. Because it's their home.

Plus the final square in Jonathan Glancey's exploration of the London streetmap and another spooky Story from the London Underbelly.

Andrea Levy sadly died of cancer aged 62 in February 2019.

Executive Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


SAT 01:00 EW Hornung - Raffles (b007jngz)
Series 3

The Last Word

War-scarred Bunny returns to London, determined to restore his extraordinary friend's reputation.

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Emily Richard as Sophie and Matthew Morgan as Alec.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.


SAT 01:30 Still Points, Turning Worlds (b00sj5z5)
When WH Davies wrote his celebrated poem 'Leisure' over a century ago, the myriad stimuli assaulting people's senses now and the demands that sap humanity's powers of concentration in the digital age were unimaginable. But he rightly gauged the detrimental impacts to the human spirit of failing to find moments of peace in a busy world: 'a poor life this, if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare'.

In this 'composed feature', producer Alan Hall embroiders together the experiences of a range of people for whom still points and daydreaming provide an escape from the increasingly invasive nature of the turning world about us and offer a foundation for reflection, rejuvenation and creativity.

Hearing from Canon Lucy Winkett of St Paul's in the heart of the City of London, an installer of 'energy pods' that offer 'corporate fatigue solutions', an hypnotherapist, staff and pupils from a school that champions 'the Pause' and Kieran MacFeely, a singer-songwriter from the world of pop music (or 'high-end racket') who sought out the peace of the countryside.

'Still Points, Turning Worlds' relishes moments of reverie in an attempt to reclaim the powers of concentration.

Producer: Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010


SAT 02:00 William Trevor - The Story of Lucy Gault (m00058ms)
Episode 10

As Lucy grows old at Lahardane, can she make her peace with the man whose actions sparked the tragic events of a lifetime ago?

The final part of William Trevor's haunting masterpiece abridged by Sally Marmion.

Concluded by Dermot Crowley.

Producer: Di Spiers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SAT 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rdzx0)
The Rise of the Shamans

Around the world charismatic individuals claim the ability to change the weather, heal illness and help crops grow. Professor David Hendy explains how sound - and its manipulation - is central to the shaman's power.

David introduces the eerie rituals of Siberian reindeer herders as they summon spirits, before coming closer to home to hear a mysterious singing angel high in the facade of Wells Cathedral.

30-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Producer: Matt Thompson.
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


SAT 02:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xj958)
The Wedding

The Queen proposes to her husband of choice. Drama based on letters and diaries. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b03th83q)
Month of Madness

London

Professor Christopher Clark unpicks the complex sequence of events during the July Crisis, leading to outbreak of the First World War, from the perspective of the key centres of decision-making.

As events unfolded in July 1914, all eyes were on the British and how they would react. In the final programme of his series, Professor Christopher Clark analyses British decision-making during the July Crisis.

At the centre of the events in London was the Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey. Of all the politicians who walked the European political stage in 1914, he was the most baffling. Professor Clark shows how the last-minute British decision to enter the war on the side of France and Russia, and to declare war on Germany, was a decision of world-historical import that transformed a local conflict into a global struggle.

Christopher Clark is Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St Catharine's College. He is the author of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Iron Kingdom and - most recently - of the highly acclaimed and award-winning The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went To War in 1914.

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald
A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 03:00 Martyn Wade - Stepniak (b00sfby9)
The bitter-sweet real-life love story of Olive Garnett - sister of the famous Russian Translator, Constance - who meets and falls for a Russian expatriate whose charms hide a secret and rather sinister past...

Written by Martyn Wade.

Stars Justine Waddell as Olive Garnett, David Horovitch as Stepniak, Jennie Stoller as Connie Garnett, Elizabeth Bell as Fanny Stepniak, Jasmine Hyde as Olive Rossetti and Charles Simpson as Edward Garnett.

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SAT 04:00 Hidden Treasures (b05pwn3r)
Parham House

The times of Jacobean, Cromwellian and Elizabethan England as it was lived in the pre-industrial age.

Lars Tharp chairs the lighthearted Antiques Quiz from the Elizabethan splendour of Parham House in West Sussex, passed to one Robert Palmer by King Henry VIII in 1540.

With William Lorimer, Stella Beddoe, Clive Stewart-Lockhart and Henry Sandon.

Producers: Elizabeth Abrahams and Annie Bristow.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


SAT 04:30 Home Again (m00058mq)
Enter the Airship

Fulton meets daughter-in-law, Cyrilla, for the first time. How will they get on?

As suddenly as he disappeared, Fulton Jones has returned to his family – wife Margaret and children Rosie and Martin. He went to the newsagent to buy matches 20 years previously and, bold as brass, has waltzed back assuming his role as father figure once more. Margaret is perplexed, whilst Rosie and Martin are furious with him.

Robin Bailey … Fulton
Doreen Mantle … Margaret
Liz Goulding … Rosie
David Troughton … Martin
Ursula Smith … Cyrilla
Christopher Benjamin … Ernest Blackrock

Script writer: Peter Tinniswood

Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1980.


SAT 05:00 Reluctant Persuaders (b06flmfv)
Series 1

Vorsprung Durch Technik

Things are looking up for Hardacre's. They may still be London's worst ad agency, but business has begun to trickle in.

Moreover, thanks to a herculean effort by accounts chief Amanda Brook, the agency will be featured in an article in industry bible Campaign. It's a chance to answer their critics and take control of their image. A reporter is coming by today to interview the team, and Amanda needs them at their very best. Or - failing that - their least incompetent.

But the team has other things on their mind. Like Joe's divorce lawyer, who seems to have developed a sideline as a blacksmith. Or their campaign for Hardacre's mysterious gentlemen's club. Or why Teddy is covered in spiders.

Or what to do when the office lift breaks down, stranding Joe, Teddy, Amanda, and Hardacre between floors, with the woman from Campaign due any minute.

Edward Rowett's sitcom starring Nigel Havers as Rupert Hardacre, Mathew Baynton as Joe, Josie Lawrence as Amanda Brook and Rasmus Hardiker as Teddy.

Director: Alan Nixon
Producer: Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


SAT 05:30 Phil Wang: Wangsplaining (m00057qs)
The UK is more divided than ever, and no one seems able to agree on anything. What does it mean to be British? To be a man? To be white or “of colour”, gay or straight, young or old, or none of the above? It seems we can’t see the woods for the trees.

What’s needed is a little outside perspective. Enter: Phil Wang – a caustic British-Malaysian comedian who grew up on the island of Borneo. A centrist with a heart; an artist with an engineering degree.

In this pilot episode, Phil turns his attention to the British Empire - was British colonialism really one big crime? Modern liberalism would say so, but Phil’s Dad sure misses those prompt British buses – “I wish they’d come take us over again. Maybe I’d get to work on time!”

Written by and starring Phil Wang

Original music by Fauxe

Produced by Matt Stronge

Wangsplaining is a BBC Studios production.


SAT 06:00 EC Bentley - Trent's Last Case (m0005gxl)
Sigsbee Manderson is both renowned and hated throughout the financial world. One day he's found murdered...

Amateur sleuth Philip Trent heads to the country to investigate. It's a case that will prove to be his last, and one he certainly won't forget...

First published in 1913, EC Bentley's detective novel adapted by Alan Downer.

Philip Trent ...... Martin Jarvis
Mabel Manderson ...... Helena Breck
Marlowe ...... Simon Hewitt
Bonner ...... Brian Hewlett
Cupples ...... Manning Wilson
Inspector Murch ...... Alan Downer
Martin ...... Stephen Thorne
Sir James Molloy ...... Sean Barrett
Mrs Morgan ...... Joanna Wake
Figgis ...... Paul Gregory
Eddison ...... David Goodland
Williams ...... Stuart Organ
Dr Stock ...... Simon Cuff

Director: Gerry Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.


SAT 07:30 Recycled Radio (b01cjm4m)
Failure

Old BBC programmes are chopped up and recycled into something new.

Failure is a subject we can all understand and this programme features quiz show contestants, divorcees, politicians, as well as an explanation of the death of the dodo, and the voice of the man who discovered Scott's body in his tent in the Antarctic.

Featuring the voices of Sheila Hancock, David Attenborough, Beryl Bainbridge, Matthew Parris, John Humphrys, Margaret Thatcher, Joe Queenan, Bill Clinton, Armando Iannucci, Jeremy Paxman and Gordon Brown, among many others.

These are not stories told in a conventional sense - they have been chopped up and broken down, slowed down and juxtaposed to create something new.

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b066gfbw)
Dickie Attenborough: A Life in Film

In a career that encompassed acting, producing and directing, Richard Attenborough was a mainstay of the British film industry; in fact, for at least 20 years, he was arguably the British film industry. At the time when Attenborough began directing films, starting with Oh What a Lovely War in 1969, British film was reaching an all time nadir. Attenborough helped to bring it back from the brink.

Inheriting a steadfast belief in citizenship and social responsibility, Dickie or Dick (as he was known by his friends) threw his phenomenal energy and determination into making films like Gandhi and Cry Freedom, the latter telling the story of the anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko and the journalist Donald Woods. He didn’t set out to make box office hits, yet Gandhi played for weeks at the Odeon Leicester Square and won eight Oscars including best actor for Ben Kingsley.

Kingsley, Anthony Hopkins, David Puttnam, William Goldberg and the late John Mills all join in celebrating Attenborough’s skill as a director of actors, his stamina and his huge commitment to the British film industry. A year on from his death, Susan Marling (who met and recorded with Attenborough before he died) asks what his legacy has been.

Producer: Isabel Sutton
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


SAT 09:00 The Golden Age of American Radio (b095tv33)
The decades between the end of the silent film era and the rise of TV, were golden years for the medium of radio in America.

In this three-hour showcase, Toby Hadoke introduces classic shows from the 1930s, 40s and 50s featuring the radio work of established stars such as Joan Crawford, Jack Benny and Vincent Price, as well as some lesser known, but no less important shows from the time.

Featuring:

Vincent Price in an episode of The Saint called The Horrible Hamburger from 1950

The Columbia Workshop presents Meridian 7-1212 by Irving Reis from 1939

An episode of The Jack Benny Program from 1950 in which Jack Give 50 cents to a Bum

Zero Hour by Ray Bradbury, dramatised for X Minus One in 1956

A 1946 polemic from Jack Webb for One Out of Seven - Senator Theodore Bilbo

Joan Crawford stars in The Ten Years on Suspense in 1949

(And listen out for the first radio appearances of two Hollywood legends in the days before they were famous).


SAT 12:00 Counterpoint (b00c0ncg)
Series 22

2008 Final

Paul Gambaccini chairs the 2008 final of the much-loved music quiz.

Three contestants have fought through heats and semi-finals to reach this thrilling stage of the series. Paul's questions cover the whole gamut of musical knowledge - covering the classics, world music, show tunes, film scores, jazz, rock and pop.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


SAT 12:30 Jim Broadbent - A Sense of History (b04yf832)
In keeping his family estate intact, the 23rd Earl has had to resort to the occasional murder and a degree of coercion.

But for the breed that "came over with William the Conqueror", this is hardly something new...

The 23rd Earl .... Jim Broadbent
Giddy .... Stephen Bill

Recorded on location in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire.

Adapted by Jim Broadbent from his Channel 4 TV drama.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1997.


SAT 13:00 Lucy Catherine - Gudrun (m0005gxn)
Series 6 - Omnibus

Episode 1

Sigrid has arrived in England to marry a man she has never met. She must keep her darkest secrets well-hidden if she is to survive in this strange land of Saxons and Danes.

Set in the 11th century, the series follows Gudrun in the New World, and her estranged daughter Sigrid in England. Both mother and daughter have reasons to seek forgiveness as they forge a path through lands of unearthly beauty and uncompromising harshness.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes written by Lucy Catherine.

Sigrid ..... Hollie Burgess
The Virgin ..... Marilyn Nnadebe
Silvia ..... Susan Jameson
Sailor (Sc2) / Sailors ..... Chris Harper, Joseph Ayre
Gorm ..... David Hounslow
Canute ..... Aaron Gelkoff
Gunnar .... Chris Pavlo

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0005gxr)
Adrian Dunbar

Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar selects ‘Hear My Song Violetta’ performed by Josef Locke and The Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day's Night’.


SAT 14:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b06tftqt)
Jung Chang

Wild Swans author Jung Chang reflects on surviving the Cultural Revolution in China. With Professor Anthony Clare.

Psychiatrist Dr Anthony Clare's in depth interviews with prominent people from different walks of life.

Born in Dublin, author Anthony Clare held a doctorate in medicine, a master's degree in philosophy and was a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. After becoming a regular on BBC Radio 4's Stop the Week in the 1980s, he became Britain's best-known psychiatrist and earned his own vehicle, In the Psychiatrist's Chair. Starting in 1982, this series ran until 2001 and also transferred to TV. Series highlights include conversations with Bob Monkhouse, Cecil Parkinson and Gerry Adams.

Anthony Clare died suddenly in Paris aged 64 in 2007.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1996.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b066gfbw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 EC Bentley - Trent's Last Case (m0005gxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Recycled Radio (b01cjm4m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Spine Chillers (b088stfn)
David Campton - Mrs M

Mrs Meadowsweet offers visitors to her country guesthouse a truly carefree holiday. Everybody is so happy. A little vague perhaps, but certainly happy.

Newcomers Madge and Arthur are suspicious, but can Mrs M convert them?

Stars Rosemary Leach as Mrs Meadowsweet, Anne Jameson as Madge and Roger Hume as Arthur.

Written by David Campton.

Directed by Peter Windows at BBC Birmingham

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1984.


SAT 18:45 The Smile - Ray Bradbury (b05r71hf)
What would induce a small boy to queue in the cold at five in the morning? And what does it have to do with Leonardo da Vinci?

An enigmatic tale set in a post-apocalyptic city written by Ray Bradbury.

Read by Peter Whitman.

Produced at BBC Bristol by Susan Roberts.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1991.


SAT 19:00 The Golden Age of American Radio (b095tv33)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b05xxkqt)
Series 6

Paisley

"Keep an eye on Paisley..." Benjamin Disraeli

Mark Steel visits the Renfrewshire town of Paisley that's definitely not in Glasgow. The largest town in Scotland, Paisley has a rich history; being at the centre of the weaving industry it gave its name to the famous Paisley pattern, as well as being the site of a landmark legal battle involving a snail in a bottle of ginger beer which led to a change in consumer law. More recently, Paisley elected Mhairi Black, the youngest MP since 1832.

Whilst in town Mark visits a 'Car Park In The Sky', has a wander round a 12th century Abbey with alien gargoyles and ends up having a game of pool with a dog called Murphy.

Mark Steel returns for a sixth series of the award winning show that travels around the country, researching the history, heritage and culture of six towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness, and performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents.

Written and performed by ... Mark Steel
Additional material by ... Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator ... Hayley Sterling
Producer ... Carl Cooper

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


SAT 22:30 Revolting People (b00fy2qr)
Series 2

Still in Trying Times

Ezekiel discovers the real truth about his ginger baby, and sets out to find the ginger father.

The others set out to stop him...

Comedy set just before the American Revolution.

Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

Stars Jay Tarses as Samuel Oliphant, Andy Hamilton as Sergeant McGurk, James Fleet as Captain Brimshaw, Jan Ravens as Mary, Hugh Dennis as Ezekiel Spriggs, Penelope Nice as Cora Oliphant, Tony Maudsley as Joshua Oliphant, Michael Fenton Stevens as Dashmount, Susie Blake as Elizabeth and Philip Pope as Abraham Smith.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0005pmx)
Mathew Baynton 1/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy Plus Jake Yapp chats to Mathew Baynton.


SAT 23:00 Ivor Cutler - Cutler the Lax (b040hrx4)
Episode 3

Legendary Scottish surrealist Ivor Cutler samples the archives and enjoys some Marabut music and a jolly Japanese ditty

With Fiona MacDonald.

Producer: Mark Savage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


SAT 23:15 Creme de la Crime (b00824r5)
Series 2

A Pyramid Scheme

Michael Feydeau and David Pershore probe the mysterious curse of a mummy. Stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From May 2002.


SAT 23:30 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing (b04kf9mg)
Series 3

About Maturity

Nathan decides to prove how mature he is in order to win back the girl that rejected him.

A mix of stand-up and re-enacted family life written by Nathan Caton and James Kettle

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing is a series about young, up-and-coming comedian Nathan Caton, who after becoming the first in his family to graduate from University, opted not to use his architecture degree but instead to try his hand at being a full-time stand-up comedian, much to his family's horror and disgust. They desperately want him to get a 'proper job.'

Each episode illustrates the criticism, interference and rollercoaster ride that Nathan endures from his disapproving family as he tries to prove himself.

Janet a.k.a. Mum is probably the kindest and most lenient of the disappointed family members. At the end of the day she just wants the best for her son. However, she'd also love to brag and show her son off to her friends, but with Nathan only telling jokes for a living that's kind of hard to do.

Martin a.k.a. Dad works in the construction industry and was looking forward to his son getting a degree so the two of them could work together in the same field. But now Nathan has blown that dream out of the window. Martin is clumsy and hard-headed and leaves running the house to his wife (she wouldn't allow it to be any other way).

Shirley a.k.a. Grandma cannot believe Nathan turned down architecture for comedy. She can't believe she left the paradise in the West Indies and came to the freezing United Kingdom for a better life so that years later her grandson could 'tell jokes!' How can her grandson go on stage and use foul language and filthy material... it's not the good Christian way!

So with all this going on in the household what will Nathan do? Will he persevere and follow his dreams? Or will he give in to his family's interference? Or will he finally leave home?!

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.



SUNDAY 26 MAY 2019

SUN 00:00 Spine Chillers (b088stfn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:45 The Smile - Ray Bradbury (b05r71hf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Lucy Catherine - Gudrun (m0005gxn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0005gxr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b06tftqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b066gfbw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 EC Bentley - Trent's Last Case (m0005gxl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Recycled Radio (b01cjm4m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) (b00xlw19)
Episode 1

The reflections of the young Victoria as she turns sixteen...

Scripted by Juliet Ace, based on the letters and diaries of the young Queen Victoria, this portrait of her younger life and the happy years of her marriage, reveals some of the remarkable and long-lasting achievements of this extraordinary queen.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes.

Starring Imogen Stubbs as Victoria.

Duchess of Kent ........ Anna Massey
Prince Albert ........ Adrian Lukis
Baroness Lehzen ........ Selina Cadell
Sir John Conroy ........ John Rowe.
Melbourne ........ Christopher Cazenove
WAG ........ Andrew Wincott
William IV ........ Terence Edmond
Prince of Wales Bertie ........ Thomas Arnold
Princess Vicky ........ Clare Corbett
Prince of Wales Bertie as a child ........ George Allonby

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SUN 07:15 Short Stories by John Mortimer (b007jzcv)
The Mysterious Affair

Freddy becomes convinced that his father has played a gruesome part in his grandfather's sudden disappearance

Written by John Mortimer and read by Bernard Cribbins.

Producer: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2003.


SUN 07:30 Couples (b07v0g21)
Episode 4

Dr Tanya hears some surprising news from Richard and Dewey.

Semi-improvised comedy show written and performed by Julia Davis and Marc Wootton.

The duo portray a series of couples, all in therapy with the renowned therapist Dr Tanya Ray-Harding, played by Vicki Pepperdine.

Producer: Ashley Blaker

A Black Hat production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


SUN 08:00 Home to Roost (m0005gy8)
Series 1

Annoying Little Habits

Daughter-in-law, Angela, fears for William’s state of mind.

Molly Sugden and Deryck Guyler play crusty old married couple, Olive and William Wheeler. After 40 years of work in the same office, he's now retired and is trying to adapt to his new life of leisure. She, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

Deryck Guyler … William Wheeler
Molly Sugden … Olive Wheeler
Norman Rossington … Jack Bailey
Ysanne Churchman … Angela
John Baddeley … Neville/Harold

Writer: Anne Jones

Producers: Richard Maddock and Peter Titheradge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.


SUN 08:30 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b07569bb)
From 04/11/1943

Tommy Handley and the gang are asked to take over a local public school.

ITMA proved to be one of the BBC's most popular radio comedies ever produced. It was first transmitted just before the start of the Second World War in 1939 and ran to 1949. Domestic audiences topped 20 million, and the audience worldwide was said to number 30 million. It starred Liverpudlian comic Tommy Handley, who with Ted Kavanagh created the series named after the phrase newspapers often used to describe Hitler: It's That Man Again!

The original setting on a ship was deemed inappropriate once war broke out, and was replaced with the Office Of Twerps, with Tommy as Minister of Aggravation and Mysteries. Other settings followed - a seaside resort, and a war factory which by 1943, for this run of episodes, had been turned into a hotel.

Featuring a host of supporting characters including Dorothy Summers as Mrs Mopp and Jack Train as Colonel Humphrey Chinstrap.

Producer: Francis Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1943.


SUN 09:00 Landmarks (Omnibus) (b05qdqsq)
Robert Macfarlane visits some inspiring places, to meet the people and 'collect' the words that evoke the area.

He recalls happy days at Walnut Tree Farm, Suffolk, home to a famous swimmer of moats and ponds, lakes and rivers. Readers Tobias Menzies and the author.

Abridged for radio by Penny Leicester.

Omnibus producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b071v58p)
Ulrich and Anna – A European Family

Fi Glover with a conversation between a GP who moved here from Germany in the 1980s and his 18-year-old daughter; they reflect on whether they feel German, British or European. 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 (b05x27d7)
Eurovision

Lulu

From David Bowie to Luciano Pavarotti. Singer Lulu shares her castaway choices with Michael Parkinson. From October 1987.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b08tj4y1)
Series 1

Words

It's almost impossible to imagine a world without words. Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich explore the possibility.

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

First broadcast on public radio in the USA.


SUN 12:00 Home to Roost (m0005gy8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b07569bb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) (b00xlw19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Short Stories by John Mortimer (b007jzcv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 The Doll Factory (Omnibus) (m0005gyb)
Episode 2

Iris burns to become an artist but her modest upbringing and strict working class parents have always meant this seem to be little more than a dream. She lives with her twin sister, Rose, in a room above a doll shop in Regent Street. When a chance encounter offers the glimpse of a new life she is ready to embrace it.

Set in London 1850 -1851 at the time of The Great Exhibition, The Doll Factory follows the story of a young woman called Iris who we first meet painting the faces of tiny porcelain dolls.

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts.

Written by Elizabeth MacNeal
Read by Louise Brealey
Abridged by Isobel Creed and Lizzie Davies
Produced by Lizzie Davies

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2019.


SUN 15:45 The Best of English (m0005gyd)
Misfortunes of War

Comedian and actor Arthur English reminisces with Michael Pointon and a studio audience about his life in the Second World War including D-Day.

Best remembered as Mr Harman in BBC TV’s long-running sitcom Are You Being Served?, Arthur English looks back over his life and career.

Producer: Edward Tayior

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1988.


SUN 16:00 Drama (b05z6dz1)
Jonathan Myerson - Born in the DDR

The Berlin Wall fell in November 1989. But the bricks started crumbling long before that - and were given a mighty kick by a rock 'n' roll band from New Jersey.

This is the madcap and improbable true story of how the Stasi licensed a Bruce Springsteen gig in East Berlin, and started something they couldn't stop.

In 1987, both Pink Floyd and David Bowie play at the Reichstag, deliberately pointing the speakers towards the East. The result is rioting on the Eastern side - Glasnost has arrived and East German youth wants some. 'Pony' Ponesky, an East German band manager (no easy job) knows something has to be done – the hard line won't work any more, they have to provide their own rock concerts. He is granted a rare luxury: a phone call to the West. And when he speaks to the promoter of Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel of Love Tour, the answer – freakishly, unbelievably, miraculously – is Yes! Who'd've guessed Bruce has always wanted to play East Berlin? Now all he has to do is sell the idea to the Stasi...

Jonathan Myerson's entertaining drama follows the rollercoaster tale of how 200,000 East Germans got to sing 'Born In The USA', in front of the Party hierarchy - and how one crazy night in Berlin fired the hearts of a generation.

‘Pony’ ..... Bryan Dick
Lutz ..... Mark Heap
Bettina ..... Ayesha Antoine
Wolfie ..... Chris Pavlo
Rudi ..... Mark Edel-Hunt
Hanne ..... Hannah Arterton
Monika ..... Rhiannon Neads
Landau ..... Sam Dale
Avram ..... David Acton
Conny ..... Jane Slavin
Shopowner ..... Stephen Critchlow
Audience member ..... Tom York

The full story of the concert is told in the book 'Rocking The Wall', by Erik Kirschbaum.

Director: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0005gyg)
Gone for a Burton

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive selecting Gone for a Burton about the town that lives and abides by water.

"These are the wild geographies of yeast..." Poet Jean Sprackland visits the breweries and tap-rooms of her home town, Burton-upon-Trent, to write a radio poem about the centuries-old art of brewing, and its rich linguistic legacy. She talks to brewers, beer-drinkers, coopers and landladies about Burton's place in brewing history, and the recent flowering of microbrewers and micropubs in the town.

Produced by Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SUN 17:30 Couples (b07v0g21)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Night Terrace (m0005gyj)
Series 1

The Last Hunt

In Australia’s ancient past, Anastasia and Eddie offer to help two great hunters track down the ferocious beast which has been threatening their people.

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne as Anastasia Black.

Ben McKenzie ....... Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott ....... "Sue", Dr. Hausen
Naomi Rukavina ....... Storyteller
Eryn Saunders ....... Girl
Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie ....... Murrawarri
Jason Tamiru ....... Tangara
Amanda Buckley ....... Director Grant

Writers: John Richards and Ben McKenzie.

Producers: Ben McKenzie / John Richards.

A Splendid Chaps production.


SUN 18:30 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js93)
Episode 5

Saul and Elise make a grim discovery in the nursing home.

Bruce Bedford's time-hopping supernatural thriller serial set in, and under, Bath.

Robert Glenister .... Saul Judd
Sharon Duce .... Elise Judd
Freddie Jones .... The Scribe
Kate Binchy .... The Scribe's Wife
Timothy West .... Selwyn Fist
Zoe Hicks .... Miss Dewhurst
Katy Carmichael .... Tracky
Constance Chapman .... Haensel Sethria
Bill Bellamy .... Leaflet Man

Original music composed by Thomas Johnson.
Music realised by Robin Lever.
Special effects: Dick Mills (Radiophonic Workshop)

Directed at BBC Bristol by Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b08tj4y1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Landmarks (Omnibus) (b05qdqsq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b071v58p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b05x27d7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Couples (b07v0g21)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b04wwgz3)
Series 2

All the Fun of the Affair

Stephen K Amos' sitcom about his own teenage years, growing up black, gay and funny in 1980s South London.

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.
Produced by Colin Anderson.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0005pqp)
Mathew Baynton 2/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy Plus Jake Yapp chats to Mathew Baynton.


SUN 23:00 Pleased to Meet You (b007k2t5)
Series 1

Episode 2

90-something good-time girl Dora Dale spills the beans on her many celebrity friends – from Elvis to Jimmy Carr.

Betraying confidences and breaking unwritten rules galore, the friend of the stars reveals some surprising and salacious secrets.

Written by and starring Martin Kelner and Jake Yapp.

Made for BBC7 and first broadcast in August 2006.


SUN 23:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b07cynn6)
Series 2

Exploration and Death

Paul looks at the some of the heroic pioneers in the field in exploration, and recounts how they met implausibly stupid deaths.

From the mighty warrior who was killed by a dead man, to the botanist killed by cattle and the man famous for something he didn't do (having been dismembered before he could do it) - this is a show best listened to as you sit safely in a comfy chair, not on the move.

Paul Sinha's second series of the show that uncovers the fascinating stories that we've forgotten in our onward march of progress.

Written and performed by Paul Sinha

Producer: Ed Morrish

A BBC Radio Comedy Production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.



MONDAY 27 MAY 2019

MON 00:00 Night Terrace (m0005gyj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js93)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) (b00xlw19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Short Stories by John Mortimer (b007jzcv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Doll Factory (Omnibus) (m0005gyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 The Best of English (m0005gyd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Drama (b05z6dz1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0005gyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Couples (b07v0g21)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwb9)
Taken at the Flood

Episode 1

In the London Blitz of 1944, Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot hears an intriguing story about a man's disappearance. He little realises that two years later, he'll become involved with the event itself...

First published in 1948, Agatha Christie's whodunnit dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.

Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Major Porter ...... Derek Waring
Adela Marchmont ...... Virginia McKenna
Lynn Marchmont ...... Susannah Corbett
Frances Cloade ...... Caroline Wildi
Jeremy Cloade ...... Andrew Sachs
Rowley CloadeIfan ...... Ifan Meredith
Kathie Cloade ...... Elizabeth Proud
Rosaleen Cloade ...... Fritha Goodey
David Hunter ...... Tom George

Producer Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


MON 06:30 Tibet Remembered (b03bdbq2)
BBC Radio producer Tom Alban's godfather Charles Searle spent three months as a medical officer in the Tibetan hill fort town of Gyantse in 1940. His memories of marching across the high mountain passes into this extraordinary country were familiar to close family but it was only when the Dalai Lama spoke of the importance of what appeared to be 'colonial' memories that they took on a new life.

In this programme Tom gathers the memories of the few remaining British people who visited Tibet before the arrival of the Chinese in 1950, including Dick Gould, son of Sir Basil Gould who served in Tibet and Col Alan Jenkins who travelled there in 1947.

While the recollections of the Himalayan vistas and rugged high-altitude plains of the so-called 'roof of the world' are dramatic, it's the details about the food, the basic transport systems, the juxtaposition of poverty and ceremony and the friendships made with Tibetans themselves which makes this so much more than the Hollywood version of the mystic land featured in films like 'Seven years in Tibet'.

Producer: Tom Alban


MON 07:00 Flying the Flag (b00dk3vl)
Series 4

As Unequal as Others

The ambassador faces a revolt by men over rights for women in the Eastern Bloc republic. Stars Dinsdale Landen. From June 1992.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m00055nr)
Series 84

Episode 2

Gyles Brandreth, Graham Norton, Lucy Porter and Paul Merton join Nicholas Parsons for the panel game where the challenge is to speak without repetition, hesitation or deviation.

A BBC Studios Production


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jps5)
Series 6

The Poetry Society

The lad's new avant garde friends produce some poetical gems - with a little help from Sid and Bill.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Fenella Fielding, Warren Mitchell and Fraser Kerr.

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 December 1959.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jm2h)
Series 1

The Showing Up of Corporal Jones

Corporal Jones will be forced to retire from the Home Guard, unless he manages to complete an assault course in 15 minutes....

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, Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Graham Stark as Private Walker and Jack Watson as Major Regan Smith. With 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 the BBC Radio 4 in April 1974.


MON 09:00 Wordaholics (b04gvtj0)
Series 3

Episode 3

Word-obsessed comedy panel game with stars from across the world of wordplay coming together to score points off each other, under the well-read eye of chairman Gyles Brandreth

Today's panellists are Irish comedian Ed Byrne, Tasmanian stand up and art expert Hannah Gadsby, punmaster general Milton Jones and classics boffin Natalie Haynes.

The letter of the week is 'N'. Ed Byrne explains what the phrase 'nuking the fridge' means and Hannah Gadsby deduces what the Sicilian phrase 'go to Naples' means.

In a round about derogatory terms Natalie Haynes is asked what a 'fishbagger' was in the late nineteenth century and Milton Jones is asked what the American term 'ballclankers' from the 1960s might have meant.

The panellists also attempt to ban their least favourite words including 'blog', 'Christmas', 'fablet' and 'simples'.

And finally they try to unearth the meaning of some words found in a dictionary of thieves' slang from 1673.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.

Producer: Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 09:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l2jgz)
Series 4

To the Barricades

Miss Featherstone gets arrested. Is she the right sort of person to teach children?

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

Stars Brigitte Forsythe as Mrs Eastwood, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Michael Cochrane as Mr Maxwell, Teresa Gallagher as Miss Featherstone, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reid, Janice Acquah as Mrs Khan, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Hugh Dickson as the Chairman, Helen Longworth as Mrs Smithers and Ben Crowe as Mr Allen.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2005.


MON 10:00 Classic Serial (b01r51f0)
Esther Waters

Episode 1

Set against a background of gambling and horseracing; Esther Waters is a stirring tale of how a servant girl makes her way in Victorian England.

Forced to leave the home of her brutal stepfather, Esther takes a job as a maid at 'Woodview', a country estate owned by a nouveau riche racing family.

First published in 1894, George Moore's novel is dramatised in two parts by Sharon Oakes.

Esther ..... Lyndsey Marshal
William ..... Matthew McNulty
Sarah ..... Joanne Froggatt
Mrs Rivers ..... Joanne Froggatt
Leopold ..... Hugh Simon
George ..... Hugh Simon
Demon ..... Stephen Hoyle
Peggy ..... Lisa Brookes
Mrs Latch ..... Melissa Jane Sinden
Mrs Barfield ..... Melissa Jane Sinden
Anne ..... Fiona Clarke
Mrs Spires ..... Fiona Clarke

Esther's tale is a slice of Victorian life that is rarely shown; single parenting, wet nursing, divorce, gambling, and religious zealotry. Through her we discover exactly what it feels like to be poor and powerless. The book was banned until Gladstone revoked it, saying it was compassionate, moral and humane; and after that it became a best seller.

Celebrated author Colm Toibin championed Esther Waters as a neglected Classic for Radio 4's Open Book programme.

Director: Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0005gxz)
Series 5

Adaptation

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

Guy Raz explore ideas about human adaptability.

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2015.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b09r40qg)
Ore Oduba

TV presenter and 2016 Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba chooses 'Pride' by U2 and 'One Last Time' by Ariana Grande.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jps5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jm2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Tibet Remembered (b03bdbq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town (b00sqf68)
Arizona

From the pen of one of America's best known crime writers, Dashiell Hammett, comes the sharp-edged Steve Threefall.

Arriving in desert boomtown, Izzard - Threefall finds that all is not what it seems

Read by Stuart Milligan.

Abridged in four parts by Neville Teller.

Producer: Liz Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rgm7k)
Epic Tales

In 1933, a young classics scholar called Milman Parry made a journey through the hill villages of the Balkans to record poets and singers. He captured an oral tradition that has all but died out - peasant performers who recited epic tales over days without any form of prompt.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex explains how ancient tales were remembered and passed down, and travels to the ancient Theatre of Epidaurus in Greece to find out what the audience would have made of it all up in the 'gods'.

Featuring archive extracts of traditional stories from the Balkans, Kyrgyzstan, West Africa, and India.

30-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Producer: Matt Thompson.
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


MON 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xmbyx)
The Newly Weds

The honeymoon is over all too soon for Albert and Victoria, as pressing matters of state require her attention. But their happiness is made even greater when their first child is expected...

Scripted by Juliet Ace, based on the letters and diaries of the young Queen Victoria, this portrait of her younger life and the happy years of her marriage, reveals some of the remarkable and long-lasting achievements of this extraordinary queen.

Starring Imogen Stubbs as Victoria.

Duchess of Kent ........ Anna Massey
Prince Albert ........ Adrian Lukis
Baroness Lehzen ........ Selina Cadell
Sir John Conroy ........ John Rowe.
Melbourne ........ Christopher Cazenove
WAG ........ Andrew Wincott
William IV ........ Terence Edmond
Prince of Wales Bertie ........ Thomas Arnold
Princess Vicky ........ Clare Corbett
Prince of Wales Bertie as a child ........ George Allonby

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b046j8z7)
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

The Beginning...

Author Laurie Lee leaves home on a bright Sunday morning, taking his hazel walking stick, some clothes and a trusty violin.

Destination? It's London first, then on to…where?

Laurie Lee's classic account of walking through Spain in the 1930s read by Tobias Menzies

Abridged in five episodes by Katrin Williams.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 15:00 Classic Serial (b01r51f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Wordaholics (b04gvtj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l2jgz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b00dk3vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m00055nr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 A Night with a Vampire (b00w1y0k)
Series 1

Dead Persons in Hungary, by AA Calmet

Are vampires real? The testimony of early 18th-century witnesses suggests a definitive answer.

Read by David Tennant.

Antoine Augustin Calmet published an apparently serious anthropological history of the vampire throughout Europe in the early 19th century called "The Phantom World". All the people he spoke to were adamant about what they had witnessed. His account therefore appears all the more disturbing and became the basis for the flights of vampiric fancy that took off in the Victorian age.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


MON 18:15 Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb (b02x62sy)
Episode 1

With the death toll from Maternal Death Syndrome rising daily and the world on the brink of disaster, teenager Jessie Lamb becomes convinced she must take action.

Her act of heroism could save the human race, but will those closest to her offer their support?

Jane Rogers dramatises her award-winning novel in five parts.

Stars Holliday Grainger as Jessie, Mark Jordon as Joe, Joanne Mitchell as Cath, Kate Coogan as Mandy, Oliver Lee as Baz and Nisa Cole as Lisa.

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0092bz0)
Mishal Husain and David Hepworth

Kate Mosse and her guests - BBC news presenter, Mishal Husain and magazine publisher, David Hepworth - discuss books by Willa Cather, Nadeem Aslam and PG Wodehouse.

My Antonia by Willa Cather
Publisher: Virago

Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: Faber

Weekend Wodehouse by PG Wodehouse
Publisher: Pimlico

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jps5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jm2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Tibet Remembered (b03bdbq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0005gxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (b09r40qg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m00055nr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Clare in the Community (b008tp1z)
Series 4

And the Winner Is...

Nominations are required for the Social Worker of the Year Award.

While Clare hates mutual back-slapping as much as the next person, she uses all her powers of manipulation to influence the matter....

Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden. Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Clare ...... Sally Phillips
Brian ...... Alex Lowe
Ray ...... Richard Lumsden
Helen ...... Gemma Craven
Irene ...... Ellen Thomas
Megan ...... Nina Conti
Simon ...... Andrew Wincott
Stanley ...... Martin Hyder.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (m0005gxt)
Series 26

Episode 7

Produced by Sarah Sharpe
A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:45 Hearing With Hegley (b0075ss5)
Series 3

Episode 7

John invites poet Christopher Logue and 'actor of sorts' Andrew Bailey to his house to perform the Tarantella. From March 2000.



TUESDAY 28 MAY 2019

TUE 00:00 A Night with a Vampire (b00w1y0k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb (b02x62sy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0092bz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Tibet Remembered (b03bdbq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town (b00sqf68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rgm7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xmbyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b046j8z7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Classic Serial (b01r51f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Wordaholics (b04gvtj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l2jgz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b00dk3vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m00055nr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbk)
Taken at the Flood

Episode 2

The Cloade family are trying to get money from Gordon's young widow. It also looks like they would like her out of the way - permanently.

First published in 1948, Agatha Christie's whodunnit dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Major Porter ...... Derek Waring
Adela Marchmont ...... Virginia McKenna
Lynn Marchmont ...... Susannah Corbett
Frances Cloade ...... Caroline Wildi
Jeremy Cloade ...... Andrew Sachs
Rowley CloadeIfan ...... Ifan Meredith
Kathie Cloade ...... Elizabeth Proud
Rosaleen Cloade ...... Fritha Goodey
David Hunter ...... Tom George

Producer Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003


TUE 06:30 The Goulash Archipelago (b00fj2ly)
Episode 1

British jazz bass player Arnie Somogyi and his friend the Hungarian guitarist Zsolt Bende travel through the Carpathian Mountains, only eating what they receive in exchange for playing their music.

With Arnie's double bass squeezed into their tiny hire car, they go in search of Hungarian specialities, including the country's staple dish, goulash.

The first of a two-part adventure.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2008.


TUE 07:00 The Architects (b052hffj)
Series 2

Turret

Matt's got a problem with a turret, Sarah's got the clients from hell, Sir Lucien's got family trouble and Tim just got off with his old biology teacher.

Just a regular day at Sir Lucien and Partners.

Comedy by Jim Poyser with Neil Griffiths.

Sir Lucien ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Tim ..... Alex Carter
Sarah ..... Anna Crilly
Matt ..... Dominic Coleman
Jemima ..... Hannah Genesius
Bob ..... David Acton
Jane ..... Jane Slavin
Dave ..... Stephen Critchlow

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


TUE 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m00057nb)
Series 13

Planned Parenthood

Comedy series written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans.

In episode four, Ed gets a surprising offer of work in ‘New-Mum lit’ - writing a series of modern parenting baby books.

Starring: Christopher Douglas

with: Stephanie Cole, Brigit Forsyth, Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Pippa Haywood, Sam Pamphilon,, Colin Nicholls and Geoffrey Whitehead.

Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds

Producer Simon Nicholls

A BBC Studios Production


TUE 08:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01mg07x)
From 01/06/1974

Kenneth Williams and Ted Ray take on Anthony and Cleopatra - and Britons abroad...

Characters, songs and sketches with Miriam Margolyes and Nigel Rees

Music by Neil Innes.

Script by Michael Wale and Joe Steeples.

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1974.


TUE 08:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007nf1x)
End of an Era

It's Bob and Thelma's big day - and he's on tranquilisers!

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

With Sheila Fearn, Joan Hickson, Anita Carey, Daphne Heard and Barbara Ogilvie.

Created and scripted for BBC TV by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

Adapted for radio and produced by John Browell.

Audio recovered from a listener to BBC 7.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1975.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (m0005gxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Hearing With Hegley (b0075ss5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Classic Serial (b01r95hq)
Esther Waters

Episode 2

After she was betrayed by William, Esther leaves the workhouse with her baby. She’s desperate for them to stay together. But how can she earn money?

Set against a background of horseracing and gambling; a stirring tale of how a woman survives and brings up her child in Victorian England.

First published in 1894, George Moore's novel is dramatised in two parts by Sharon Oakes.

Esther ..... Lyndsey Marshal
William ..... Matthew McNulty
Sarah ..... Joanne Froggatt
Leopold ..... Hugh Simon
Judge ..... Hugh Simon
Fred ..... Graeme Hawley
Demon ..... Stephen Hoyle
Peggy ..... Lisa Brookes
Mrs Empson ..... Melissa Jane Sinden
Mrs Barfield ..... Melissa Jane Sinden
Anne ..... Fiona Clarke
Bill ..... Greg Wood

Director: Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013


TUE 11:00 The Vinyl Cafe (b007jzcb)
Dream Bunnies

Stuart Maclean regales a theatre audience in Canada with tales of rabbits who live in the glove compartment.
From the Empire Theatre in Belleville, Ontario.
With John Sheard, Joe Grass, and Harmony Trowbridge.

First broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1994, the variety show Vinyl Cafe sadly lost its host, author and humourist Stuart McLean, after his death in February 2017.

First broadcast by CBC in 2007.


TUE 12:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01mg07x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007nf1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Goulash Archipelago (b00fj2ly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town (b00sqf6b)
Fear

An unsavoury reception committee drives Steve Threefall into the arms of the enigmatic Nova Vallance. Why is she so afraid of Izzard's townspeople?

From the pen of one of America's best known crime writers, Dashiell Hammett, comes the sharp-edged Steve Threefall.

Read by Stuart Milligan.

Abridged in four parts by Neville Teller.

Producer: Liz Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


TUE 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rg22g)
Persuasion

From Cicero to Martin Luther King, over the centuries, great orators have changed our minds, given us hope, and sent us to the barricades.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex reveals their rhetorical tricks, and explains why President Obama's sharp ear for dialogue is one of his greatest assets as a speaker.

30-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Producer: Matt Thompson.
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


TUE 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xmj92)
The Family

Based on the diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. A gun shot alarms the royal couple. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b046kwpz)
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

Vigo

Laurie's arrived in Vigo on a one way ticket. All is new and strange, yet he soon meets Dona Maria and family - a family full of merry-making.

So, out comes the violin!

Laurie Lee's classic account of walking through Spain in the 1930s read by Tobias Menzies

Abridged in five episodes by Katrin Williams.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


TUE 15:00 Classic Serial (b01r95hq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Genius (b00802hh)
Series 3

Rob Newman

Hi-tech hitching to brushes with fingernails.

Dave Gorman asks comedian Rob Newman to select 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 October 2007.


TUE 16:30 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b04hyy1f)
Series 10

How to Define Oneself in Terms of Regional, Cultural and Geopolitical Identity Without Tears

Jeremy Hardy dispassionately examines the questions of nationality, identity and accents. The noo.

Helping him get to grips with the new world will be stand-up comedian Susan Murray and, broadly speaking, Scotsman Moray Hunter (Absolutely).

Few can forget where they were when they first heard "Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation". The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays. The Light Entertainment department was besieged, questions were asked in the House and Jeremy Hardy himself became known as the man responsible for the funniest show on radio since Money Box Live with Paul Lewis.

Since that fateful first series, Jeremy went on to win Sony Awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for Chemistry. He was a much-loved regular on both The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Written by Jeremy Hardy

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014. .


TUE 17:00 The Architects (b052hffj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m00057nb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 A Night with a Vampire (b00w470z)
Series 1

The Family of the Vourdalak, by Alexis Tolstoy

Father Gorcha sets off on a mysterious mission in the mountains, but warns his family not to welcome him back - for he will be transformed...

Read by David Tennant.

Compelling story written by Leo Tolstoy's lesser-known brother Alexis.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


TUE 18:15 Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb (b02x7h15)
Episode 2

As society splinters, panic and fear reign. As her own world falls apart, Jessie realises she must act.

Jane Rogers dramatises her award winning novel set in a future where an act of biological terrorism has spread a deadly virus across the world.

Stars Holliday Grainger as Jessie, Mark Jordon as Joe, Joanne Mitchell as Cath, Kate Coogan as Mandy, Rebecca Ryan as Sal, Oliver Lee as Baz, Nisa Cole as Lisa and Will Finlason as Iain.

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013


TUE 18:30 Sounds Natural (m0005gxw)
Humphrey Lyttelton

Humphrey Lyttleton tells Derek Jones about his huge love of birdwatching - an activity he enjoyed on holidays in North Wales, on tour with the band - and in his back garden.

Best known to radio listeners as the presenter of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and The Best of Jazz, Hump was a trumpeter, jazz musician and band leader.

Producers: John Burton and Michael Bowen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1971.


TUE 19:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01mg07x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007nf1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Goulash Archipelago (b00fj2ly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 The Vinyl Cafe (b007jzcb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (m00057nb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' (b06s83jl)
Series 2

Episode 1

A fun-packed second series from comedy duo Lucy Trodd and Ruth Bratt. Sketches and songs from a whole range of new characters, with the occasional appearance from some old favourites.

This week we meet the masseuses who might make your visit to their spa more than a little stressful, we find out whether Mary’s embarrassing flatulence has got any better (I wouldn’t hold your breath – well, actually I might) and find out who Julia is - or was.

Performers:
Lucy Trodd
Ruth Bratt
Adam Meggido
Oliver Senton

Written by: Ruth Bratt and Lucy Trodd
Script Editor: Jon Hunter
Original music: Duncan Walsh Atkins

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0005r2k)
Milton Jones 1/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy Plus Laura Lexx chats to Milton Jones.


TUE 23:00 Vent (b00t2crk)
Series 1

Switching Off

Ben's doctors wonder if lying in a coma might be making him depressed and they send in the hospital psychiatrist to see him. This has a surprising effect on Ben, Mary and Mum.

Meanwhile Ben's unconscious mind takes him back to his previous experience of therapy - having a row with Mary about their marriage guidance counsellor.

Dark sitcom written by Nigel Smith.

Starring Neil Pearson as Ben Smith, Fiona Allen as Mary, Josie Lawrence as Mum and Leslie Ash as Blitzkrieg.

With Mark Perry, Dave Lamb, Jo Martin, Lucy Montgomery and Nicola Walker.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


TUE 23:30 Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme (b01dtxh1)
Series 1

Work

In the last of the series, Tim's laid on a final episode treat: A professional musician will accompany him as he tackles the thorny issue of 'work'. Tom Basden is also present.

Written and presented by Tim Key

With Tom Basden & Isy Suttie

Producer: James Robinson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012.


TUE 23:45 Jigsaw (b01rgj27)
Series 1

Episode 6

Dan Antopolski, Nat Luurtsema and Tom Craine piece together a selection of silly, clever, dark sketches. Produced by Colin Anderson.



WEDNESDAY 29 MAY 2019

WED 00:00 A Night with a Vampire (b00w470z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb (b02x7h15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Sounds Natural (m0005gxw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Goulash Archipelago (b00fj2ly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town (b00sqf6b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rg22g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xmj92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b046kwpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Classic Serial (b01r95hq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Genius (b00802hh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b04hyy1f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Architects (b052hffj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m00057nb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbr)
Taken at the Flood

Episode 3

The mysterious visitor has been found dead in his hotel room. But who had the motive to murder him - and why?

Agatha Christie's whodunit dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Major Porter ...... Derek Waring
Adela Marchmont ...... Virginia McKenna
Lynn Marchmont ...... Susannah Corbett
Frances Cloade ...... Caroline Wildi
Jeremy Cloade ...... Andrew Sachs
Rowley CloadeIfan ...... Ifan Meredith
Kathie Cloade ...... Elizabeth Proud
Rosaleen Cloade ...... Fritha Goodey
David Hunter ...... Tom George

Producer Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003


WED 06:30 The Goulash Archipelago (b00fm6m6)
Episode 2

British jazz bass player Arnie Somogyi and his friend the Hungarian guitarist Zsolt Bende travel through the Carpathian mountains, only eating what they are given in exchange for playing their music.

The odd couple head for their final destination, the unpromisingly named village of Kommando.

Conclusion of a two-part adventure.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2008.


WED 07:00 Bookcases (m0005gy3)
Series 2

Merger Most Foul

As Spavin and Spavin's fortunes decline, Edith's success as a writer increases.

But her refusal to let the firm publish her books leads to desperate plans for a merger...

Martyn Wade’s comedy set in a Victorian publishing house.

Starring Michael Cochrane as Primus, Maggie Steed as Cordelia, David Horovitch as Gerald, Elizabeth Spriggs as Edith, Joan Sims as Mrs Quirk, Charles Simpson as Simeon, Ioan Meredith as Prince Albert/Smiles, Stephen Critchlow as John, Rachel Atkins as Mrs Beeton, Becky Hindley as Lizzie Siddal and Gerard McDermott as Forster.

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.


WED 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m000571d)
Series 8

Episode 1

John Finnemore returns to Radio 4 with an eighth series of his multi-award-winning sketch show, joined by his regular ensemble cast of Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan.

In this episode, John cooks a particularly good lasagne, and we hear a legendary swansong and, well... since you ask him for a ghost story...

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme was described by The Radio Times as "the best sketch show in years, on television or radio", and by The Daily Telegraph as "funny enough to make even the surliest cat laugh". Already the winner of a Radio Academy Silver Award and a Broadcasting Press Guild award, this year Souvenir Programme won its second BBC Audio Drama award.

Written by & starring ... John Finnemore
Cast ... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Cast ... Simon Kane
Cast ... Lawry Lewin
Cast ... Carrie Quinlan

Original music & piano ... Susannah Pearse
Cello ... Sally Stares

Production Coordinator ... Beverly Tagg
Producer ... Ed Morrish
A BBC Studios production


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007k108)
Series 8

Blowing Themselves Up

Taking part in a joint forces exercise, can HMS Troutbridge make it to the landing zone?

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, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral, Michael Bates as Lieutenant Plumber and Ronnie Barker as Sergeant Coggins.

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 1966.


WED 08:30 Thank You, Mrs Fothergill (b08907nh)
The Alastair Wayne Show

There's a surprise in store for chairman, Alice at the Annual General Meeting of the Ladies' Evening Guild, in the northern English town of Cloughbottom.

Keith Parry's sitcom about the comic mishaps of the Cloughbottom Ladies' Evening Guild.

Starring Sheila Hancock as Alice Foster, Pat Coombs as Phyllis Middleton, Avis Bunnage as Mrs Fothergill and Clovissa Newcombe as Ethel and Peggy.

Produced in Manchester by Bob Oliver Rogers.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1978.


WED 09:00 The 99p Challenge (b007jx6w)
Series 3

Episode 1

Crazy panel show capers as host Sue Perkins grills Simon Pegg, Armando Iannucci, Peter Serafinowicz and Bill Bailey.

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

Written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley.

Producer: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


WED 09:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1vv)
Series 2

The Bar Mitzvah

Three rabbis at one party sparks a possible recipe for disaster.

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

Rabbi Abraham Fine ...... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine ...... Doreen Mantle
Melv ...... Henry Goodman
Brian ...... Jonathan Kydd
Su’s Mum ...... Sheila Steafel
Colin ...... Eric Meyers
Doctor ...... Christopher Rowe

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2000.


WED 10:00 Richard Monks - The Loss Adjuster (b007717c)
When Fairfield estate is flooded the insurers move in, but how do you put a value upon the loss of a life?

And who is responsible for building the houses on a flood plain?

Written by Richard Monks.

Martin ..... Neil Dudgeon
Susan ..... Claire Rushbrook
Paul ..... Shaun Dooley
Lorna ..... Christine Kavanagh
Jo ..... Jordan Clarke
Keith ..... Mark Straker
George Atkinson ..... Sam Dale

Other parts were played by Emma Noakes, Saikat Ahamed, Joseph Kloska and Tracy Wiles.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2006.


WED 11:00 Shorts (b05v6gpb)
The Time Being

Symphony of Sighs by Karen Anstee

An orchestra 'cellist sets off to play at an outdoor concert with something less than enthusiasm.

Karen Anstee's short story read by Hugh Dennis.

Karen Anstee originally trained as a violinist at the Royal Academy of Music and in Boston, USA. Her experiences in the music industry have been the inspiration for a series of short stories. Karen graduated from the London Film School in 2012.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 11:15 Drama (b047bzld)
Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Uncle Harry by Gary Brown

Mark's life is nicely well-ordered...despite his dysfunctional family, terrifying future father-in-law/boss, and on-going blackout problem. But that's until Uncle Harry gets in the way. Things get increasingly messy as Mark goes on a quest to discover his true identity.

A comedy about grief and the true meaning of family

Isn't it strange that the registering of life's important moments happens in a sterile municipal office? Everyone's got a story as to how they got there. The first of a series of six quirky plays that start in a Register Office and end in a birth, marriage or death.

Mark ..... Dylan Edwards
Uncle Harry ..... Ewan Bailey
Elaine ..... Denise Black
Helen ..... Katherine Jakeways
Lionel ..... Christian Patterson
Charlotte ..... Rachel Redford
Dad ..... David Cann

Written by Gary Brown
Directed by Helen Perry

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


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007k108)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Thank You, Mrs Fothergill (b08907nh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Goulash Archipelago (b00fm6m6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town (b00ssnqz)
Threat

As Steve Threefall deliberates the piling up of crime and intrigue gripping the desert boomtown of Izzard, events take another sinister turn...

From the pen of one of America's best known crime writers, Dashiell Hammett, comes the sharp-edged Steve Threefall.

Read by Stuart Milligan.

Abridged in four parts by Neville Teller.

Producer: Liz Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


WED 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rgj18)
Babble

As the Roman empire grew, the city at its heart sucked in exotic goods, tastes, smells, colours, and - of course - sounds from all around the world. Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex asks what we would have heard if we'd visited the city in its heyday and walked its streets - passageways so narrow it was possible for upstairs dwellers to reach out and touch their neighbour opposite.

Bellowing animals, street-hawkers, the babble of a dozen languages, many now dead. Some inhabitants loved this sensory overload, but others ran from it. Where could a rich Roman go to get some peace?

30-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Producer: Matt Thompson.
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


WED 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xmv24)
Albert's Achievements

The Prince Regent plans the first international exhibition. Based on diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b046l692)
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

Madrid

From Vigo, out across the plains, then Madrid and its various attractions.

Which means music, cafes, and some new trousers provided by the lovely Concha..

Laurie Lee's classic account of walking through Spain in the 1930s read by Tobias Menzies

Abridged in five episodes by Katrin Williams.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


WED 15:00 Richard Monks - The Loss Adjuster (b007717c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 99p Challenge (b007jx6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1vv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Bookcases (m0005gy3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m000571d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 A Night with a Vampire (b00w47fh)
Series 1

The Horla, by Guy de Maupassant

After an unusual Brazilian ship enters the harbour - our hero suddenly begins to feel unwell, and starts to have feverish and disturbing visions.

Only too late does he discover the demonic nature of the South American ship's cargo...

Read by David Tennant.

Written by Guy de Maupassant.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


WED 18:15 Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb (b02x93cy)
Episode 3

Maternal Death Syndrome is spreading rapidly and Jessie's world is still in crisis. Her aunt Mandy is desperately ill, boyfriend Baz is planning drastic action and her father is adamant that Jessie should not volunteer to be a Sleeping Beauty. Can Jessie be swayed from her path?

Jane Rogers dramatises her dystopian novel: winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award 2012.

Stars Holliday Grainger as Jessie, Mark Jordon as Joe, Oliver Lee as Baz, Nisa Cole as Lisa and Will Finlason as Iain.

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jn3t)
Series 1

Ned Sherrin

Producer, broadcaster, writer, satirist and raconteur Ned Sherrin recalls moments from his career, as he entertains an audience.

Featuring memories of Noel Coward and the Oliviers.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007k108)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Thank You, Mrs Fothergill (b08907nh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Goulash Archipelago (b00fm6m6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Shorts (b05v6gpb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Drama (b047bzld)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m000571d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Tina C (b06s9s02)
Tina C: Herstory

Episode 4

Country music legend Tina C brings us right up to date with a (slightly) festive look at where she is today.

Bob Harris quizzes her about her ambitions for the future, and a live country band take us through some of her biggest hits.

Written and performed by Christopher Green.
Additional voices: Susan Jameson & Leo Wan.
The Band: Duncan Walsh-Atkins, Phil Hardisty, Mark Wraith.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


WED 23:00 Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun (b0080qgm)
Episode 3

Sexually transmitted diseases, Simon Bates and chef tips.

Recorded at Lancaster University.

With Peter Baynham, Rebecca Front and Jo Unwin.

Stewart Lee and Richard Herring’s mix of sharp sketches and situations, stand up topical gags and banter.

Lee and Herring went to write and star in their successful TV transfer to BBC Two in 1995.

Cult BBC Radio 1 series first broadcast in October 1993.


WED 23:30 I Think I've Got a Problem (b007wp39)
Series 1

Episode 1

Tom Caine awakes one morning to discover he can't stop singing at inappropriate moments. As a result, he loses his job and his girlfriend Sadie.

Who are the strange bunch of musicians following him around? Why can't anyone else see them? Will Tom reach the high notes?

Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero's everyday story about a man who can't stop himself from breaking into song.

Suggs ..... Tom Caine
Bob Monkhouse ..... Dr Boone
Mika Simmons ..... Sadie
Phil Cornwell ..... Bouche
Michael Roberts ..... Clammy Clemence
Andrew McGibbon ..... Jake
Nick Romero ..... Monty DeVere
Emma Clarke ..... Miss Lie

Songs: Andrew McGibbon. Nick Romero and Suggs

Director: Chris Neill

Producers: Torquil MacLeod. Julian Mayers and Andrew McGibbon.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.



THURSDAY 30 MAY 2019

THU 00:00 A Night with a Vampire (b00w47fh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb (b02x93cy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jn3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Goulash Archipelago (b00fm6m6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town (b00ssnqz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rgj18)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xmv24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b046l692)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Richard Monks - The Loss Adjuster (b007717c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The 99p Challenge (b007jx6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1vv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Bookcases (m0005gy3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m000571d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbx)
Taken at the Flood

Episode 4

The inquest on the death of the stranger has taken place, but Hercule Poirot is greatly disturbed by the shape the case is taking...

Agatha Christie's whodunnit dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.

Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Lynn Marchmont ...... Susannah Corbett
Rowley CloadeIfan ...... Ifan Meredith
Rosaleen Cloade ...... Fritha Goodey
Superintendent Spence ...... Robert Lang
Kathie Cloade ...... Elizabeth Proud
Lionel Cloade ...... Ioan Meredith
Mrs Leadbetter ...... Mary Wimbush
Frances Cloade ...... Caroline Wildi
Jeremy Cloade ...... Andrew Sachs

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003


THU 06:30 Bandits of the Blitz (b00tmtj8)
With Britain at war and London under siege from the Luftwaffe, everyone's pulling together. Or are they? Whilst bombs rained down and long-suffering Brits helped each other, some people were simply helping themselves - stealing, looting, and making money on the black market.

The Second World War created vast opportunities for crime. Warehouses were robbed, army stores rifled and forgers kept busy providing false identity documents, ration books and clothing coupons. Looters, stealing anything of value, cleaned out blitzed houses.

The blackout and bombing provided perfect cover for safe cracking and Post Office raids. Professional criminals thrived. People like Billy Hill, who despite prison terms used his wartime muscle to become, in his words, "Boss of Britain's Underworld".

Complex emergency rules left normally-law-abiding citizens facing the courts. Shopkeepers who fell foul of the tangle of red tape faced heavy fines.

Even as the war ended, rationing continued, and the black market flourished. Presenter Duncan Campbell unearths once-secret papers that put Billy Hill at the centre of London's organized crime in the 1950s.

Using archive accounts and talking to people who were there, Campbell tells the tale of crime on the home front. With interviews from Billy Hill's son, Justin Hill, former jewel thief Peter Scott, veteran ex police officers, and historians and academics.

Presenter Duncan Campbell is a former crime correspondent for the Guardian.

Producer: Liz Carney
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


THU 07:00 Dot (b071skpf)
Series 1

The Extraordinary Example of the Ha'penny Exchange

A little East End snotling has infiltrated the Cabinet War Rooms. But Dot's got important propaganda work to do.

How will she dispose of the little gremlin, whilst simultaneously concocting a stirring, yet pithy slogan for the war effort? For King and country, she'll bally well try!

Comic adventures with Dot and the gals from personnel in the rollicking wartime comedy by Ed Harris.

Dot ..... Fenella Woolgar
Myrtle ..... Kate O'Flynn
Peg ..... Freya Parker
Millicent ..... Jane Slavin
Peabody ..... David Acton
Ha'penny ..... Alicia Ambrose-Bayly
Matron ..... Susan Jameson
Right Honourable Washtunrub ..... Sean Baker

Director: Jessica Mitic

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


THU 07:30 When Jeremy Hardy Spoke to the Nation (m00057v8)
Part 2

A two-part look back at one of Radio 4’s best-loved comedians.

Not quite a biography, not quite a documentary, these programmes celebrate Jeremy Hardy’s Radio 4 life, with material from his very first appearances in stand-up shows in the mid-1980s, via his own early sitcom At Home With The Hardys, and right through to his glorious appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – as well as the very best of the ten series of his own ground-breaking Jeremy Hardy Speaks To the Nation and his final solo series Jeremy Hardy Feels It.

Narrated by his great friend and colleague Sandi Toksvig, the programme also features never before broadcast behind-the-scenes material and shines a light on how and why the man once described as “an incendiary vicar” stayed so funny and so beloved for over thirty years.

There’ll also be some singing.

The show is produced by his longest-term collaborator, David Tyler for Pozzitive who has all the tapes.

Narrator: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 Benny Hill (b08mpbg5)
From 29/3/1964

The master of double entendre goes Down Your Way and Fred Scuttle turns film director - with a Russian twist.

With Peter Vernon, Jan Waters, Anthony Sharp, the Mike Sammes Singers and the Johnnie Spence Orchestra.

Scripted by Benny Hill.

Producer: John Browel.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1964.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b007jy5b)
Queen Anne's Rain

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


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m0005gyv)
Series 2

James Joyce

James Walton chairs the literary quiz with Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Lynne Truss and Nigel Williams.

Author of the week: James Joyce

Reader: Becky Hindley

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1999.


THU 09:30 Rent (b064fnvq)
Series 4

Episode 3

Maria and Richard are getting to grips with a welcome new arrival - the nanny.

While Paul and Ruby are about to cope with a rather less welcome arrival...

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

Stars Barbara Flynn as Maria, Patrick Barlow as Richard, Vivienne Rochester as Ruby and Dave Lamb as Paul. With Sarah Parkinson and Toby Longworth.

Producer: Liz Anstee.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


THU 10:00 Rosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the Waltz (b007628p)
Olivia wakes up on her 17th birthday knowing that something’s changed - but what exactly she doesn't yet understand.

Her very first dance, a week later, is her opportunity to try her wings in the wider world.

Rosamond Lehmann's tender classic about a young girl's adolescent rite of passage dramatised by Tina Pepler.

Olivia Curtis .... Mary Nighy
Kate Curtis .... Rosie Giarratana
Mrs Curtis .... Diana Quick
Mr Curtis ...... Andrew Collins
Uncle Oswald ... David Lloyd
Monsieur Berton .... Mark Meadows
Miss Robinson .... Carol Brannan
Major Skinner ...... Mark Buffery
Marigold ... Nicole Arumugam

With Josh Boyden, Sophie Clarke, Jenny Coverack, Tom Espiner, Chris Garner, Ben Tinniswood, Chris Yapp and Oliver Zimmermann

(Olivia's story continues in 'The Weather in the Streets')

Director: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.


THU 11:00 Shorts (b05vt88k)
The Time Being

The Summer of Learning by Susmita Bhattarcharya

A Welsh girl visits her father's family in India for the first time.

Susmita Bhattarcharya's short story read by Naomi Everson .

Susmita Bhattarcharya is from Mumbai, India. She received an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University. Her debut novel, The Normal State of Mind, was published in March 2015. Her short stories have appeared in several literary journals internationally and in the UK. Susmita lives in Plymouth with her husband and two daughters.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4


THU 11:15 Drama (b047zrkq)
Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Losing My Penny by Leah Chillery

Leo is in love with Penny and he plans to marry her. It seems that there is only Penny's possessive father in the way. But Leo has secrets of his own.

A series of linked plays that start in a Register Office and end in either a birth, a marriage or a death.

Leo....................Don Gilet
Penny................Verity May Henry
Rita.....................Kathryn Hunt
Henry.................Conrad Nelson
Duchess.............Tupele Dorgu
Bartholomew......Fiona Clarke

Written by Leah Chillery.
Director: Gary Brown

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


THU 12:00 Benny Hill (b08mpbg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b007jy5b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Bandits of the Blitz (b00tmtj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town (b00svcgx)
Danger

Facing more danger and intrigue, can Steve Threefall finally unravels the town's dark mystery?

From the pen of one of America's best known crime writers, Dashiell Hammett, comes the sharp-edged Steve Threefall.

Concluded by Stuart Milligan.

Abridged in four parts by Neville Teller.

Producer: Liz Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


THU 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rgm9z)
The Roaring Crowd

'And the crowd roars...'

The London Olympics were a reminder of the barrage of sound that we noisy humans can make when we get together. Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex travels to one of history's great amphitheatres - the ruins of the Roman Colosseum - to explain the power of the crowd: how it showed approval and what happened when it was displeased.

30-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Producer: Matt Thompson.
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


THU 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xn6sy)
The Marriage of True Minds

The Crimean War looms and Victoria has her ninth child. Based on diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b046ntp1)
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

Seville

Down a white dusty road with orange trees looms Seville.

It's beautiful here and also poor, and there are signs of an armed struggle to come...

Laurie Lee's classic account of walking through Spain in the 1930s read by Tobias Menzies

Abridged in five episodes by Katrin Williams.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


THU 15:00 Rosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the Waltz (b007628p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m0005gyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Rent (b064fnvq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Dot (b071skpf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 When Jeremy Hardy Spoke to the Nation (m00057v8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 A Night with a Vampire (b00w47nq)
Series 1

Luella Miller, by Mary E Wilkins Freeman

Luella Miller seems incapable of surviving on her own - so she calls on friends, relatives and lovers to help her.

And they all die - one by one - until there’s no one left to lift a finger to assist this most demanding of women.

Read by David Tennant.

Creepy tale set in small town America, written by Mary E Wilkins Freeman.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


THU 18:15 Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb (b02x97kb)
Episode 4

Jessie becomes increasingly certain that sacrificing her own life for a healthy baby is the most important thing she can do. But her plan to become a Sleeping Beauty hits an obstacle.

Jane Rogers dramatises her dystopian novel: winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award 2012.

Stars Holliday Grainger as Jessie, Mark Jordon as Joe, Joanne Mitchell as Cath and Rebecca Ryan as Cath.

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b01q8nny)
Series 29

William Robinson

Gardener Carol Klein's great life is a Victorian hero of the wild garden, the writer and horticulturalist William Robinson. Matthew Parris presents, with expert help from Robinson's biographer Richard Bisgrove and reader Stephen Hogan.

William Robinson was a radical and persuasive writer and designer whose influence on British gardens has been compared to that of William Morris on interiors. You may not recognise his name but his influence lives on: 'we are all Robinsonians now, even if we don't know it', according to one recent review. Born in 1838 in Ireland, he started young as a garden boy for the Marquess of Waterford. Little more is known about Robinson's early life, but his rise to prominence was swift once he'd arrived in London. Within a few years he'd been elected as a fellow to the Linnaean Society, sponsored by Charles Darwin and James Veitch. He founded, wrote and published his own gardening periodicals and almanacs as well as writing best-selling books on gardening which struck a chord with the newly wealthy English middle classes who were beginning to build their own gardens in the suburbs around London.

Carol Klein is the garden expert and star of Gardener's World, who started life as an art teacher. Her gardening hobby became a successful career, with a trugful of gold medals from RHS shows and many best selling books on gardening, as well as her own TV series, most recently 'Life in a Cottage Garden'. She shares Robinson's passion and what she calls his 'empathy' for plants, too, making the best of their individual features, whatever they may be.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery


THU 19:00 Benny Hill (b08mpbg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b007jy5b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Bandits of the Blitz (b00tmtj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Shorts (b05vt88k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b047zrkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 When Jeremy Hardy Spoke to the Nation (m00057v8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Britain Versus the World (b04wjsvk)
Series 1

Episode 3

The comedy panel show pits two British comedians against a team of comics from overseas to find out which side is superior.

Joining the British captain, Hal Cruttenden, is the English comedian Holly Walsh while the captain of the Rest of the World - Henning Wehn - is teamed with Swedish stand-up Fredrik Andersson. The contest is overseen by Irishman Ed Byrne who does his very best to stay impartial.

Host
Ed Byrne

Guests
Hal Cruttenden
Henning Wehn
Holly Walsh
Fredrik Andersson

Programme Associate Bill Matthews
Devised and produced by Ashley Blaker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0005tmj)
Milton Jones 2/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy Plus Laura Lexx chats to Milton Jones.


THU 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b00899zt)
Series 1

Welcome to the Museum of Everything

Feel free to wander round our many galleries and experience the history of everything. Learn about the history of everything.

Learn about the history of wicker, tour a stately home and discover the real identity of Jack the Ripper.

Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


THU 23:30 At Home With The Snails (b007jvlw)
Series 2

Episode 1

George and Beverley decide to feign their deaths to see how their children will cope with the grief.

He wants to write a book about it all and she hopes they’ll realise how much they miss them, so that they can become one big happy reunited family.

But will their plan actually work?

Second series of Gerard Foster's comedy drama

George ..... Geoffrey Palmer
Beverley ..... Angela Thorne
Alex ..... Gerard Foster
Rose ..... Miranda Hart
Hosana ..... Debra Stephenson

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.



FRIDAY 31 MAY 2019

FRI 00:00 A Night with a Vampire (b00w47nq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb (b02x97kb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b01q8nny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Bandits of the Blitz (b00tmtj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town (b00svcgx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rgm9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xn6sy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b046ntp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Rosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the Waltz (b007628p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m0005gyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Rent (b064fnvq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Dot (b071skpf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 When Jeremy Hardy Spoke to the Nation (m00057v8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwc3)
Taken at the Flood

Episode 5

Hercule Poirot is going to have to think very fast to unravel the enigma if he's to prevent another murder in the village...

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunnit dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Lynn Marchmont ...... Susannah Corbett
Rowley CloadeIfan ...... Ifan Meredith
Superintendent Spence ...... Robert Lang
David Hunter ...... Tom George
The Maid ...... Debbie Hunt

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003


FRI 06:30 The House I Grew Up In (b0132p7j)
Series 5

Terry Waite

Born in 1939, he remembers the constraints of being the son of the local policeman, where any misdemeanour from a young Terry came under scrutiny. His father Thomas, a highly principled man, was also a disciplinarian, leading to an ambivalent relationship between father and son. His mother Lena worked hard to keep the family fed, especially at a time of post war rationing. Terry's parents used their large garden to sustain meal times and even sold fruit and vegetables to supplement a policeman's wage.

As a child, Terry failed his 11-plus and left school at 16. Being a loner and finding village life too confined, Terry was eager to see more of the world and applied to join the navy, but he was persuaded by his father to stay at home and continue his education through evening classes and college. The Church of England played a big role in his life. As a boy he sang in the church choir and even learnt large parts of the prayer book by heart and it was the rituals, language and music of his faith which he says nourished and sustained him while in captivity.

Terry Waite takes Wendy Robbins back to the home and haunts of his childhood.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


FRI 07:00 On the Rocks (b05tkllr)
Series 2

Sirens

It's 1938 and with all this talk of war, GPO man Frank Gunwallow returns to see if all is still in order at the St. Martin's Post Office.

Second series of 1930s Isles of Scilly comedy by Christopher William Hill.

Even on the remote island of St Martin's war seems inevitable, but the islanders have their own battles to contend with, stuck on a rock flung 27 miles out into the Atlantic with only their natural grit and gallows humour to see them through.

Frank Gunwallow ..... Joseph Kloska
Morwenna-May ..... Alex Tregear
Tommy Trenear ..... Stuart Fox
Ben ..... Alex Palmer
Mary ..... Bec Applebee
Len ..... Ed Gaughan

Director ..... Mary Peate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 07:30 Jo Caulfield: Pretending to Care (m0005dzb)
Jo Caulfield has been performing to sell-out crowds all over the country for years now, she's also appeared on most of the comedy panel shows on TV and written jokes for some of the biggest comedy stars in the UK.

Here she is - pretending to care.

Written and Performed by Jo Caulfield
Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for Radio 4


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jm5c)
Series 1

Escape from Prison the Burkiss Way

Japes in jail, foghorns - and what is normal? Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey and Nigel Rees. From September 1976.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlt3)
Series 3

Cuckoo in the Nest

Harold Steptoe is shocked to meet his older half-brother from Australia.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Kenneth J Warren as Arthur.

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 BBC Radio 2 in April 1971.


FRI 09:00 Hidden Treasures (b05qf1cg)
Parham House

The antiques quiz visits Parham House in West Sussex. With Lars Tharp, Stella Beddoe and Henry Sandon. From May 1998.


FRI 09:30 Home Again (m0005gym)
Courage, Mother, Courage

Margaret plans to infuriate husband Fulton by revealing she’s taken a lover.

As suddenly as he disappeared, Fulton Jones returns to his family – wife Margaret and children Rosie and Martin. He went to the newsagent to buy matches 20 years ago and, bold as brass, has waltzed back assuming his role as father figure once more. Margaret is perplexed, whilst Rosie and Martin are furious with him.

Robin Bailey … Fulton
Doreen Mantle … Margaret
Liz Goulding … Rosie
David Troughton … Martin
Ursula Smith … Cyrilla
Christopher Benjamin … Ernest Blackrock

Script writer: Peter Tinniswood

Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1980.


FRI 10:00 Rosamond Lehmann - The Weather in the Streets (b007669m)
Living a faintly bohemian life in 1930s London, Olivia meets Rollo again - and they embark on a secret affair. Stars Eve Best.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0005gyq)
No Planet B and Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend

Laura Grimshaw and Jake Yapp recommend podcasts and chat to the creators. This week, Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend and No Planet B. Jake and Laura chat to Sona Movsesian and Matt Gourley from Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend, and to Gemma Arrowsmith, the creator/writer/presenter of No Planet B.


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jm5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The House I Grew Up In (b0132p7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Edgar Wallace - The Man with the Red Beard (m0005gys)
'As you are a man of considerable property and may wish to have time to make arrangements as to its disposal, I will give you a little grace. At the end of a reasonable period, I shall come to London and kill you.'

Notorious vigilante, The Ringer, sets out to exact revenge.

Edwin Richfield reads Edgar Wallace's short story.

Producer: Nigel Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1989.


FRI 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rgm2k)
The Ecstatic Underground

Christianity was just one of several cults that sprang up in ancient Rome. So the sound-world of the first Christians probably wasn't filled with the subdued voices, measured singing and solemn prayers that would later echo through the medieval churches and cathedrals of Western Europe. It was more Eastern in flavour - or more pagan.

Professor David Hendy explores the ecstatic soundscapes of underground house churches in ancient Rome.

30-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Producer: Matt Thompson.
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


FRI 14:30 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (b00xn8hs)
The Death of Albert

Based on diaries and letters. Victoria mourns for her mother whilst Albert is tormented by Bertie. Stars Imogen Stubbs.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b046p074)
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

Malaga and more...

Laurie is in Almunecar and civil war begins. He drinks with men who are fighting the cause, before finding safe passage back to England.

But is this the end of his travels?

Laurie Lee's classic account of walking through Spain in the 1930s concluded by Tobias Menzies

Abridged in five episodes by Katrin Williams.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


FRI 15:00 Rosamond Lehmann - The Weather in the Streets (b007669m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Hidden Treasures (b05qf1cg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Home Again (m0005gym)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 On the Rocks (b05tkllr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Jo Caulfield: Pretending to Care (m0005dzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 A Night with a Vampire (b00w47nx)
Series 1

Clarimonde, by Theophile Gautier

As a young man approaches his first moments as a priest, his eyes glance to heaven and see leaning over the sanctuary railing a young woman of extraordinary beauty. And so begins a sensational struggle for his soul......

Read by David Tennant.

Written by Theophile Gautier.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


FRI 18:15 Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb (b02x9f4n)
Episode 5

Society is splintering, apocalyptic sects with fundamentalist, ecological or anti-scientific beliefs are springing up. Panic, chaos and fear reign.

When Jessie's own world begins to fall apart and her best friend Sal experiences a shocking act of violence, Jessie realises it is time to take action.

The conclusion of Jane Rogers dramatisation of her award-winning novel.

Stars Holliday Grainger as Jessie, Mark Jordon as Joe, Joanne Mitchell as Cath, Rebecca Ryan as Sal, Oliver Lee as Baz and Nisa Cole as Lisa.

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076gp0)
Nostalgia

Cricketer Ed Smith, his father Jonathan Smith and novelist Sarah Harrison get all nostalgic with Matthew Parris.

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

The best new writing and the freshest conversation from 2003.


FRI 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jm5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The House I Grew Up In (b0132p7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0005gyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Jo Caulfield: Pretending to Care (m0005dzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b00w20zg)
Series 1

Episode 1

The 'one-woman Fast Show' performs an array of comic characters, including a fame-hungry celebrity mother. From November 2010.


FRI 23:00 Party (b011jrmq)
Series 2

All Publicity Is Good Publicity

The young aspiring politicians of the new political Party attempt to step up a gear and get the recognition and publicity they deserve. All they need to do is sort out the diversity of their group first. Second series of a satirical comedy written by Tom Basden.

Simon - Tom Basden,
Duncan - Tim Key
Jared - Jonny Sweet
Mel - Ann Crilly
Phoebe - Katy Wix
Photographer - Jane Wittenshaw

Producer - Julia McKenzie.


FRI 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007s7x4)
Dave Podmore's World of Cricket

Episode 2

The player battles a case of libel based on an alleged encounter in a portable loo. Stars Christopher Douglas. From June 2002.




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 (b0092bz0)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0092bz0)

A Night with a Vampire 18:00 MON (b00w1y0k)

A Night with a Vampire 00:00 TUE (b00w1y0k)

A Night with a Vampire 18:00 TUE (b00w470z)

A Night with a Vampire 00:00 WED (b00w470z)

A Night with a Vampire 18:00 WED (b00w47fh)

A Night with a Vampire 00:00 THU (b00w47fh)

A Night with a Vampire 18:00 THU (b00w47nq)

A Night with a Vampire 00:00 FRI (b00w47nq)

A Night with a Vampire 18:00 FRI (b00w47nx)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b066gfbw)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b066gfbw)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b066gfbw)

At Home With The Snails 23:30 THU (b007jvlw)

Bandits of the Blitz 06:30 THU (b00tmtj8)

Bandits of the Blitz 13:30 THU (b00tmtj8)

Bandits of the Blitz 20:30 THU (b00tmtj8)

Bandits of the Blitz 01:30 FRI (b00tmtj8)

Benny Hill 08:00 THU (b08mpbg5)

Benny Hill 12:00 THU (b08mpbg5)

Benny Hill 19:00 THU (b08mpbg5)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b03th83q)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b046j8z7)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b046j8z7)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b046kwpz)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b046kwpz)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b046l692)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b046l692)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b046ntp1)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b046ntp1)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b046p074)

Bookcases 07:00 WED (m0005gy3)

Bookcases 17:00 WED (m0005gy3)

Bookcases 05:00 THU (m0005gy3)

Britain Versus the World 22:30 THU (b04wjsvk)

Bruce Bedford - The Gibson 18:30 SUN (b007js93)

Bruce Bedford - The Gibson 00:30 MON (b007js93)

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing 23:30 SAT (b04kf9mg)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 SAT (b007jqz9)

Clare in the Community 22:30 MON (b008tp1z)

Classic Serial 10:00 MON (b01r51f0)

Classic Serial 15:00 MON (b01r51f0)

Classic Serial 03:00 TUE (b01r51f0)

Classic Serial 10:00 TUE (b01r95hq)

Classic Serial 15:00 TUE (b01r95hq)

Classic Serial 03:00 WED (b01r95hq)

Counterpoint 12:00 SAT (b00c0ncg)

Couples 07:30 SUN (b07v0g21)

Couples 17:30 SUN (b07v0g21)

Couples 22:00 SUN (b07v0g21)

Couples 05:30 MON (b07v0g21)

Creme de la Crime 23:15 SAT (b00824r5)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jm2h)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jm2h)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jm2h)

Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town 14:00 MON (b00sqf68)

Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town 02:00 TUE (b00sqf68)

Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town 14:00 TUE (b00sqf6b)

Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town 02:00 WED (b00sqf6b)

Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town 14:00 WED (b00ssnqz)

Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town 02:00 THU (b00ssnqz)

Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town 14:00 THU (b00svcgx)

Dashiell Hammett - Nightmare Town 02:00 FRI (b00svcgx)

Dave Podmore 23:30 FRI (b007s7x4)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b05x27d7)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b05x27d7)

Dot 07:00 THU (b071skpf)

Dot 17:00 THU (b071skpf)

Dot 05:00 FRI (b071skpf)

Drama 16:00 SUN (b05z6dz1)

Drama 04:00 MON (b05z6dz1)

Drama 11:15 WED (b047bzld)

Drama 21:15 WED (b047bzld)

Drama 11:15 THU (b047zrkq)

Drama 21:15 THU (b047zrkq)

EC Bentley - Trent's Last Case 06:00 SAT (m0005gxl)

EC Bentley - Trent's Last Case 16:00 SAT (m0005gxl)

EC Bentley - Trent's Last Case 04:00 SUN (m0005gxl)

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Home Again 04:30 SAT (m00058mq)

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In the Psychiatrist's Chair 14:15 SAT (b06tftqt)

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Ivor Cutler - Cutler the Lax 23:00 SAT (b040hrx4)

Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb 18:15 MON (b02x62sy)

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Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 16:30 TUE (b04hyy1f)

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Jim Broadbent - A Sense of History 12:30 SAT (b04yf832)

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Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun 23:00 WED (b0080qgm)

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Lucy Catherine - Gudrun 13:00 SAT (m0005gxn)

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Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 22:30 FRI (b00w20zg)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 SAT (b05xxkqt)

Martyn Wade - Stepniak 03:00 SAT (b00sfby9)

Night Terrace 18:00 SUN (m0005gyj)

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Party 23:00 FRI (b011jrmq)

Paul Sinha's History Revision 23:30 SUN (b07cynn6)

Phil Wang: Wangsplaining 05:30 SAT (m00057qs)

Pleased to Meet You 23:00 SUN (b007k2t5)

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Richard Monks - The Loss Adjuster 10:00 WED (b007717c)

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Rosamond Lehmann - The Weather in the Streets 10:00 FRI (b007669m)

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Short Stories by John Mortimer 07:15 SUN (b007jzcv)

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Sounds Natural 18:30 TUE (m0005gxw)

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Still Points, Turning Worlds 01:30 SAT (b00sj5z5)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0005gxz)

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The 99p Challenge 09:00 WED (b007jx6w)

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The Best of English 15:45 SUN (m0005gyd)

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The Burkiss Way 08:00 FRI (b007jm5c)

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The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (m0005pmx)

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The Golden Age of American Radio 09:00 SAT (b095tv33)

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The House I Grew Up In 06:30 FRI (b0132p7j)

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The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b071v58p)

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The Museum of Everything 23:00 THU (b00899zt)

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The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (m0005gxt)

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The Smile - Ray Bradbury 18:45 SAT (b05r71hf)

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The Vinyl Cafe 11:00 TUE (b007jzcb)

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Tibet Remembered 06:30 MON (b03bdbq2)

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Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme 23:30 TUE (b01dtxh1)

Tina C 22:30 WED (b06s9s02)

Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' 22:30 TUE (b06s83jl)

Vent 23:00 TUE (b00t2crk)

What Does the K Stand For? 22:30 SUN (b04wwgz3)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:30 TUE (b007nf1x)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:30 TUE (b007nf1x)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:30 TUE (b007nf1x)

When Jeremy Hardy Spoke to the Nation 07:30 THU (m00057v8)

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When Jeremy Hardy Spoke to the Nation 22:00 THU (m00057v8)

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William Trevor - The Story of Lucy Gault 02:00 SAT (m00058ms)

Wordaholics 09:00 MON (b04gvtj0)

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