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SATURDAY 01 JUNE 2019

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:15 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 02:45 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.


SAT 03:00 Rosamond Lehmann - The Weather in the Streets (b007669m)
Olivia - whose rite of passage into adulthood was revealed in ‘Invitation to the Waltz’ - is now living a faintly bohemian life in London in the early 1930s.

When she meets up again with Rollo, the handsome and unhappily married son of Lord and Lady Spencer, she falls prey once more to his charm and confidence, and they embark on a passionate and secret affair.

Rosamond Lehmann's classic account of the joy and anguish of an illicit love affair dramatised by Hattie Naylor.

Olivia ..... Eve Best
Rollo ..... Jonathan Firth
Lady Spencer .... Diana Quick
Kate .... Jenny Coverack
Anna ... Dee Sadler
Simon ... Ben Tinniswood
Mrs Curtis .... Jacqueline Tong
Marigold .... Rachel Lewis

With Paul Dodgson, Joshua Boyden and Olivia Crook

Director: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2002.


SAT 04:00 Hidden Treasures (b05qf1cg)
Parham House

Exquisite Louis XIV walnut chairs, and a pair of substantial leather boots - definitely not made for walking...

Lars Tharp chairs the light-hearted Antiques Quiz from the Elizabethan splendour of Parham House in West Sussex, where Queen Elizabeth I is said to have once dined.

With Hilary Kay, Penny Brittain, Clive Stewart-Lockhart and Anthony North.

Producers: Elizabeth Abrahams and Annie Bristow.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


SAT 04:30 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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


SAT 06:00 Douglas Livingstone - Road to Normandy (m0005nyw)
For 40 years, Dave has put behind him the fact that he landed on the Normandy beaches on D-Day - 6 June 1944. He doesn't remember his comrades with any special affection and has no wish to indulge in memories.

But in June 1984, he goes back to Normandy and faces the ghosts of the past, and one ghost in particular...

Starring Ronald Pickup as Dave.

Mick Ford …. Pete
Trevor Nichols …. Simon
Brenda Blethyn …. Thelma
Douglas Livingstone …. Bill
Mary …. Tessa Worsley
Harry Price .... David Garth
Arthur …. Sam Kelly
Major Morris .... David Sinclair
Sergeant Floyd .... Stephen Thorne
Tim .... Garard Green
John Church …. Veteran
Richard Durden …. Veteran
Adrian Egan …. Veteran
Ronald Herdman …. Veteran
Gordon Reid …. Veteran
Christopher Scott …. Veteran
Robin Summers …. Veteran
Alan Thompson …. Veteran
Gwen Cherrell …. French woman

Written by Douglas Livingstone

Director: Jane Morgan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985.


SAT 07:30 Recycled Radio (b0211hn7)
Series 1

Power

What connects Adolf Hitler, John Humphrys, John Prescott, Jenni Murray and Genghis Khan? You are about to find out.

Welcome to the chopped up, looped up, sped up world of Recycled Radio - a kind of archive hour on speed.

Gerald Scarfe introduces this episode on the issue of POWER, a subject close to his heart. Expect to hear Tony Blair talking with the devil Mephistopheles about the Faustian pact; Sue Perkins on Just a Minute's Machiavellian chairman Nicholas Parsons; and Eddy Grundy from the Archers stumbling into a sliced and diced version of Animal Farm. All animals are equal, wrote George Orwell, but some are more equal than others. This programme is asking you why.

Structured around Bertrand Russell's 1948 Reith lecture on Authority and the Individual, this is a crazed reworking of his exploration of power, where it comes from, and why it works.

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b06bcz36)
From the Self to the Selfie

The current craze for taking selfies has attracted vast tracts of criticism - mostly from the pre-selfie generation. These posted self-portraits are often seen as narcissistic, superficial, infuriating and possibly dangerous for vulnerable young people.

Lauren Laverne takes an elegant and thoughtful look at the origins of the selfie and its cultural context. She talks to art historian Andrew Graham Dixon, philosopher Simon Blackburn, beauty editor Sali Hughes and fashion designer Henry Holland, together with psychologist Oliver James and author and journalist Hadley Freeman.

It seems that selfies have their roots in our shifting attitudes to celebrity and to the self. In an ever more democratic landscape of media and communications they are about our increasing desire to star in the show of our own lives. They are also forging a revolution in industries such as fashion and beauty and, some argue, putting the power back in the hands of the people.

The programme includes archive from the earliest Amateur Hour on US radio, through the self-help campaigns of the 80s, and on to the Kardashian-fuelled selfie phenomenon of the present.

Produced by Susan Marling and Victoria Ferran

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


SAT 09:00 Barry Humphries: Gladdies All Over (b05xwsnj)
Kathy Lette celebrates Barry Humphries. An interesting, inspiring, true creative, treasured for his outrageous characters, acerbic wit and sharp tongue. Humphries has collaborated with some of the most revered creative minds of the last century.

The man himself is a considered intellectual with a life immersed in music, literature and arts. For his delivery of Dadaist and absurdist humour to millions, biographer Anne Pender described Humphries as not only "the most significant theatrical figure of our time ... [but] the most significant comedian to emerge since Charlie Chaplin"

In this three-hour compilation, self-styled 'deranged author' Kathy Lette chats to Barry Humphries about his relationship with Sir Les Patterson, Sandy Stone and Dame Edna Everage.

Kathy also introduces rare performances, interviews and programmes from the BBC archive including:

* Barry and Dame Edna's appearances on Front Row, In Tune, Profile, and Nightwave

* Early performances alongside Spike Milligan

* A discussion of working with Emily Perry, who played Dame Edna's bridesmaid Madge.

* Interviews with Dame Edna shortly after her escape from Mooney Ponds.

There's also a look at the people and things that have influenced Humphries' work and life:

* His passion for literature is discussed in Open Book

* His passion for the decadent world of art, music and satire is delved into in Barry Humphries In Weimar.

Produced by Laura Baron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2015.


SAT 12:00 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.


SAT 12:30 Benny Hill (b08mpbg5)
Benny Hill Time

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.


SAT 13:00 Lucy Catherine - Gudrun (m0005nyy)
Series 6 - Omnibus

Episode 2

Guthrun's quest takes her on a whaling ship, where the crew loathe her doubly for being a woman and a heathen.

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

Gudrun ..... Kate Philips
Dag ..... Joseph Ayres
Panuk ..... Kenny Blyth
Vali ..... Chris Harper
Freija ..... Samantha Dakin
Sigrid ..... Hollie Burgess

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0005nz0)
Sara Cox

The broadcaster chooses ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor and ‘Coat Of Many Colors’ by Dolly Parton.


SAT 14:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b06vc3zc)
Uri Geller

Spoon-bending TV illusionist Uri Geller reflects on his unusual life 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 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.

Anthony Clare died suddenly in Paris aged 64 in 2007.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1996.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b06bcz36)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Douglas Livingstone - Road to Normandy (m0005nyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Recycled Radio (b0211hn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Spine Chillers (b08bs3pd)
Jill Hyem - Origami

When Mr Shimojo takes a room in Helen Bestall's house, no one is prepared for the sequence of horrifying events which his presence seems to generate...

Jill Hyem's tale of the supernatural stars Sean Barrett as Mr Shimojo, Carole Boyd as Helen Bestall, Christopher Scoular as Peter Trent and Helen Worth as Lucy Bestall.

Pronunciation adviser: Masatoshi Tobia.

Directed by Kay Patrick at BBC Manchester

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1984.


SAT 18:45 Jane Gardam - Soul Mates (b06rv2kw)
A retired couple's trip to the Isles of Scilly proves to be unnerving.

Jane Gardam's short story was first read live at the London Book Fair by Jillie Meers.

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


SAT 19:00 Barry Humphries: Gladdies All Over (b05xwsnj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b05zktnk)
Series 6

Saint Anne, Alderney, the Channel Islands

"Alderney. So close, so different"

For the final episode, Mark Steel visits Alderney in the Channel Islands. After a terrifying ride in a tiny yellow plane called Joey, Mark spends his first day on the island trying to buy new trousers (there is no causal connection between these two events). It's not the easiest place to buy trousers, he eventually gets a pair with zips on from a bicycle shop.

Mark meets an organic pic farmer who is also a radiologist, gets lost on a guided nature walk and visits an a old Nazi bunker which is now an Aussie BBQ hang out. Blond Hedgehogs, seven species of dragonfly, beaches, bird life and tax bonuses. What a strange place. Lovely though, and worth the effort to get to.

Mark Steel's 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 Chain Reaction (b03m81pm)
Series 9

Terry Christian talks to Kevin Bridges

Manchester's very own Terry Christian talks to Scotland's comedy superstar Kevin Bridges.

Chain Reaction is the long-running host-less chat show where last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.

Producer: Carl Cooper

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


SAT 23:00 Sabotage (b053d27m)
Series 2

Episode 1

Developed by the team behind the live comedy night of the same name, Sabotage prides itself on being a comedy show for comedy fans; a unique event where the acts love coming to perform, and the fans seek out something special.

MC Mark Talbot introduces:

Kieran Hodgson
Pete Johansson
Mat Ewins
Natasia Demetriou
Pat Cahill

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Hat Trick Productions.

First broadcast in 2015.



SUNDAY 02 JUNE 2019

SUN 00:00 Spine Chillers (b08bs3pd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:45 Jane Gardam - Soul Mates (b06rv2kw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Lucy Catherine - Gudrun (m0005nyy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0005nz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b06vc3zc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b06bcz36)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Douglas Livingstone - Road to Normandy (m0005nyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Recycled Radio (b0211hn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) (b00y1vzm)
Episode 2

The honeymoon is all too soon over 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.


SUN 07:15 Joanna Trollope - Dora and Elizabeth (m0005nzz)
Dora shares her birthday with The Queen. She reflects that this was the only thing about her that made her mother proud...

Written by Joanna Trollope to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Read by Jean Boht.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


SUN 07:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042jhzs)
Series 3

Sara Pascoe and James Acaster

Stand-up Alex Horne and his band explore the theme of technology through live music and comedy.

With songs about a record player, hoover and a teasmaid amongst others.

They're joined by guest comedians Sara Pascoe and James Acaster.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2014.


SUN 08:00 Whack-O! (b05zltc4)
From 30/05/1961

When a rival school moves next door to Chiselbury, Professor Jimmy Edwards is determined to close it down. With June Whitfield and Arthur Howard.

Starting life on BBC TV before transferring to radio, Chiselbury School is run"for the sons of gentlefolk".

Headmaster, Professor James Edwards, M.A. never misses a trick when it comes to exploiting the students and their parents. Sports pitches are given over to growing vegetables, which the boys nurture for their head to sell. Classes never exceed 95 pupils - 50 if private tuition is paid for at five guineas extra. It's only thanks to the efforts of the devoted deputy head, Mr Pettigrew, that the school exists at all.

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden and adapted for radio by David Climie.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1961.


SUN 08:30 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b076101z)
From 06/01/1944

Can the new squire, Tommy Handley, make a good impression with the county hunt?

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.

Producer: Francis Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1944.


SUN 09:00 The Diary of a Young Girl (Omnibus) (m0005p01)
Anne Frank would have been 90 this year. Her family had fled from Germany to Holland hoping to escape the Nazi’s persecution of the Jews. On her thirteenth birthday, June 12th 1942, she was given a red chequered diary. When the family went into hiding less than a month later Anne took her diary with her addressing each entry to Dear Kitty, the confidant and friend she so craved while shut up in the secret annexe above her father’s business premises.

The readings include reminiscences from Eva Schloss. Eva knew Anne as a young girl in Amsterdam. They both went into hiding from the Nazis on the same day. Like the Frank family, Eva's family were also betrayed and sent to concentration camps where her father and brother died. In 1953, Eva’s mother and Otto Frank were married.

Eva describes how Anne loved to write stories and then perform them to the other children where they lived. And hearing the diaries read out loud gives a sense of that young girl who loved to perform and to be heard.

Anne’s vivid descriptions of being cooped up for so long, rotten food, the often unsavoury toilet arrangements and the inevitable rows, sit alongside her remarkably assured understanding of her own character, women’s rights, frank discussions about sex, and her feelings towards Peter, the son of the other family in hiding with them.

Anne follows the progress of the war on the BBC, longing for the invasion and liberation. She is all too aware of what is happening to Jews in Europe but the horror of being discovered, the nights spent in complete silence as burglars prowl the offices below, is tempered by a deep faith in humanity.

The family were in hiding for over two years until, betrayed, they were sent to concentration camps. Anne and her sister Margot died in Bergen-Belsen in February 1945. Her mother died in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Only her father, Otto Frank, survived. On his return to Amsterdam in 1945 Miep Giep, his former secretary who had helped the family in hiding, returned Anne’s diary to him. She had found it in the annex and kept it safe, always hoping that one day she would be able to return it to Anne herself. It was published in 1947.

Omnibus reader: Georgia Groome
Interview: Eva Schloss

Abridged by Libby Spurrier
Translated by Susan Massotty
Producer: Caroline Raphael

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


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b0742kvw)
Mel and Andy – The University of Life

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between friends who are considering the world of work after gaining a degree and who know that their future in uncertain. 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 (b05sy1yw)
Eurovision

Sandie Shaw

Guy Mitchell to The Beatles. Singer and psychotherapist Sandie Shaw shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From December 2010.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b08swvkz)
Series 1

Famous Tumours

Co-presenters Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich take an unflinching look at the good, bad, and ugly side of tumours.

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 Whack-O! (b05zltc4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 ITMA - It's That Man Again (b076101z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) (b00y1vzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Joanna Trollope - Dora and Elizabeth (m0005nzz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 You Will Be Safe Here (Omnibus) (m0005p03)
Episode 1

Tracy Ann Oberman reads Damian Barr's blistering debut novel, spanning a 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present, from the 1901 Boer War to 2010. Inspired by real events, it explores South Africa's hidden colonial history as well as its shocking present-day darkness.

Beginning in 1901, it's the height of the second Boer War, and Sarah van der Watt and her son wait in fear for the English to arrive at their farm...

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts read by Tracy Ann Oberman.

Writer: Damian Barr is a journalist, writer and host of his own Literary Salon. His memoir, Maggie and Me, a story of surviving small-town Scotland in the Thatcher years, won the Sunday Times Memoir of the Year:

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 15:45 The Best of English (m0005p06)
Birth of a Spiv

Comedian and actor Arthur English reminisces with Michael Pointon and a studio audience about his beginnings as a stage comedian playing a stereotypical wartime "spiv".

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 Katherine Parker - The One Before The Last (m0005p08)
The poet Rupert Brooke died of illness at the tragically early age of 27 during the First World War.

One of the most beautiful men in England, he had many admirers, but his emotional life was far from trouble-free. While up at Cambridge, he met Ka Cox - a large, ungainly, matronly woman with whom he had a most complex love affair.

Colin Firth stars as Rupert Brooke and Emma Piper as Ka Cox in Katherine Parker’s drama.

Mrs Brooke .... Janet Henfrey
Francis Cornford .... Michael Tudor Barnes
Frances Cornford .... Susie Brann
Noel ... Deborah Makepeace
Young Man ... Jonathan Tafler
Statesman .... Peter Howell

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1987.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0005p0b)
Louis MacNeice

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive selecting two programmes. First, Third Programme producer, Louis MacNeice reads two of his poems recorded in 1949, Snow and Prayer Before Birth.

Taken from Louis MacNeice: Three Score And Ten a fifty part series in which Ian McMillan presents recordings of poets and poetry to celebrate 70 years of Radio 3's recordings since it was launched as the Third Programme in September 1946.

Producer - Sharon Sephton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2016.

and Twenty Minutes - Homer In A Dudley Accent presented by Paul Farley.

Louis MacNeice lived in Birmingham in the early 1930s teaching Classics at the University. Despite his ambivalent relationship with the city, the years he spent there were to prove critical in both his personal and poetic life. The poet Paul Farley goes in search of MacNeice’s “hazy city”.

Producer - Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2004.


SUN 17:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042jhzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Night Terrace (m0005p0d)
Series 1

Discoworld

Anastasia and Eddie find a moment to relax when they find themselves in a 1970s disco. Until people start exploding after taking a strange new drug.

But that isn’t even close to the weirdest thing going on...

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne,

Jackie Woodburne ....... Anastasia Black
Ben McKenzie ....... Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott ....... "Sue"
Adam Richard ....... Bubbles
Naomi Rukavina ....... Sam
Andrew McClelland ....... Additional voices
John Richards ....... Additional voices
Virginia Gay ....... Additional voices
Karen Pickering ....... Additional voices
Aamer Rahman ....... Additional voices
Dave Lamb ....... Additional voices
Daniel Sullivan ....... Additional voices

Lee Zachariah ……. Script Writer

Music David Ashton ……. Composer/Performer

Producers: Ben McKenzie / John Richards

Made by Splendid Chaps Productions.


SUN 18:30 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js9x)
Episode 6

On the day of the festival, Saul and the Guardians prepare to fight.

Conclusion of 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
Sam Dastor .... Karim El Hatel
June Barrie .... Chairwoman
Zoe Hicks .... Miss Dewhurst
Melanie Hudson .... Patricia Gwent
Geoffrey Collins .... Control
Phillip Manikum .... Punch
Paul Cresswell .... John
John Adams .... Guardian

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 (b08swvkz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 The Diary of a Young Girl (Omnibus) (m0005p01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b0742kvw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b05sy1yw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042jhzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b04xrl8k)
Series 2

Balham's Got Talent

Who’s got talent?

Stephen K Amos's sitcom about growing up black, gay and funny in 1980s south London.

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.

Stephen K Amos … Stephen K Amos
Young Stephen … Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
Stephanie Amos … Fatou Sohna
Virginia Amos … Ellen Thomas
Vincent Amos … Don Gilet
Miss Bliss … Michelle Butterly
Jayson Jackson … Frankie Wilson
Mary ... Nadia Kamil

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0005wc1)
Rhys James 2/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Angela Barnes chats to Rhys James.


SUN 23:00 Pleased to Meet You (b007k35j)
Series 1

Episode 3

90-something good-time girl Dora Dale spills the beans spills the beans on the Rat Pack, John and Yoko - and the subtext of Right Said Fred sung by Bernard Cribbins.

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 (b07dntk7)
Series 2

Sex and Sexuality

Paul Sinha looks at the role lust has played in driving history.

Stories range from the loving marriage that prevented Dr Zhivago winning an Oscar, to the most depraved Roman Emperor of them all (it's not who you think), to the British monarch whose gay affairs changed the world. Phwoar, eh?

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

"Sinha's gift for finding humour in it all makes him worth a listen" - The Telegraph

Written and performed by Paul Sinha
Produced by Ed Morrish

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.



MONDAY 03 JUNE 2019

MON 00:00 Night Terrace (m0005p0d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (b007js9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) (b00y1vzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Joanna Trollope - Dora and Elizabeth (m0005nzz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 You Will Be Safe Here (Omnibus) (m0005p03)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 The Best of English (m0005p06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Katherine Parker - The One Before The Last (m0005p08)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0005p0b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042jhzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nzf)
Heist

A change in the weather is about to alter the lives of two innocent ladies from Shropshire who become entangled with a couple of Cockney crooks.

Eric Pringle’s unlikely adventure about a singing duo in five parts .

Starring Dilys Laye as Henrietta and Polly James as Louise.

Jiffy Perkins ..... Peter Craze
Burco Madrid ..... John Hollis
Billy ..... Norman Bird
Driver ..... Richard Tate

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1988


MON 06:30 Hitler's Favourite Cowboy (b03jz22h)
At the end of the 19th century, Karl May was in the process of selling more books than any other German in history - his 80 plus works have now totalled approaching 200 million copies. The most popular feature the character Old Shatterhand - a greenhorn German (supposedly based on May himself) freshly arrived in the Wild West - and his friendship with the Apache chief Winnetou.

Among those gripped by the stories was the future leader of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler, who from the point he first discovered them as a 13-year-old boy continually turned to them in his darkest hours - even to the point of sending copies to his field-generals to embolden them and offer fresh tactical tips.

Joe Queenan heads to Germany to find out why May - who became a pacifist - was so appealing to Hitler, and also why such a popular figure in German life and letters remains virtually unknown in English speaking countries. Along the way he discovers that May's own story was every bit as interesting and fantastical as the Western tales he wrote.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


MON 07:00 Flying the Flag (b00dp3qj)
Series 4

Little Extras

The novelty of artistic freedom in the People's Democracy attracts a swarm of film location managers, hungry for new backdrops, authentic faces - and cheap labour.

The movie moguls hadn't bargained for one thing, however: a little diplomatic scene stealing.

Series 4 of Alex Shearer's Eastern bloc embassy sitcom.

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

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m0005f55)
Series 84

Episode 3

Tony Hawks, Cariad Lloyd, Zoe Lyons 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 (b007jpvv)
Series 6

Hancock in Hospital

Laid up with a broken leg, the lad soon regrets a visit from Sid and Bill.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Joan Frank and Patricia Hayes.

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 (b007jm5w)
Series 1

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker

The Home Guard platoon is horrified when their black marketeer, Private Joe Walker, gets his army call up.

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, Michael Knowles as the Captain, Judith Furze as the Chairwoman and Jack Watson as the Sergeant. 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 (b04hyrq3)
Series 3

Episode 4

Radio 4's 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.

Former linguistics student Josh Widdicombe tells us about his favourite West Country words, lexicographer Susie Dent predicts some of the new words that might enter the dictionary this year and astronomy enthusiast Helen Keen reveals her favourite words from the language of outer space.

The letter of the week is 'L'. Josh has to guess what the World War 2 slang term 'latrinogram' meant; Natalie Haynes explains the American expression 'log-rolling'; Susie Dent gets full marks for explaining where the phrase 'limbo dancing' comes from and in a Germanic twist Helen Keen is asked under what circumstances you would act like a 'liver sausage'.

The panellists are asked to invent new words or phrases. Their new offerings include 'Antandecophobia'; 'smellationship'; the 'Josh number' and 'agony hooves'.

In a round about derogatory terms for different occupations Natalie has to guess what a 'nutbuster' is; Susie a 'needle-dodger'; Helen a 'knob thatcher' and Josh a 'honey-dipper'.

They then coin their own terms of abuse including bikopaths, fobslotch, nerds of prey and chattypedia.

Finally the panellists are asked what four Victorian slang terms meant: widdling, muffin-worry, lully-prigger and hock-dockies.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.
Producer: Claire Jones.


MON 09:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l74dt)
Series 4

Turning the Tables

The move up from junior to high school is a step too far, it seems, for a former pupil.

And it's quiz time, but Mr Maxwell is lacking a team.

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 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, Bill Wallis as Jack Pollard and Jemma Churchill as Mrs Morgan.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2005.


MON 10:00 Charles Dickens (b007jzxk)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Orphans

The arrival in Cloisterham of Neville and Helena Landless, twins from Ceylon, sets in motion a chain of events which leads to murder....

Charles Dickens's unfinished book completed by Leon Garfield and dramatised for radio in five parts by David Buck.

John Jasper ..... Ian Holm
Edwin Drood ..... Mark Payton
Rev. Chrisparkle ..... Gareth Thomas
Princess Puffer ..... Mary Wimbush
Deputy ..... Susan Sheridan
Miss Twinkleton ..... Margaret Courtenay
Rosa Bud ..... Moir Leslie
Grewgious ..... John Gabriel
Crisparkle's Mother ..... Hilda Kriseman
Sapsea ..... Timothy Alock
Durdles ..... Gordon Gostelow
Mr Honeythunder ..... David King
Joe ..... David Goudge
Neville Landless ..... Simon Treves
Helena Landless ..... Helena Breck
Maid ..... Marcia King

Pianist: Nicholas Kok

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/BBC World Service co-production first broadcast in 1990.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0005nzh)
Series 5

Building Better Cities

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

Guy Raz explores how cities can change the world.

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2016.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b06r9fj0)
Jamie Cullum

Jazz musician and singer-songwriter Jamie Callum chooses Dave Brubeck's 'Take Five' and 'My Girls' by Animal Collective.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jpvv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jm5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Hitler's Favourite Cowboy (b03jz22h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05qg5p7)
Gorsky

Episode 1

A fabulously wealthy Russian visits a struggling Chelsea bookshop with a proposal.

When the enigmatic Russian billionaire Roman Gorsky enters a quiet Chelsea Mews bookshop, Nick - himself an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia - has no idea of the impact this man will have on his work and private life. He only knows that he has been handed the best commission of his life - to create a private library of unparalleled scope and almost priceless worth.

But what lies behind Gorsky's desire to create this masterpiece, in a land far from his birth, as he endeavours to put down roots in this new city he calls home?

Read by Philip Arditti

Written by Vesna Goldsworthy
Abridged by Isobel Creed

Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


MON 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rl5rd)
The Bells

The peal of the church bell was one of the most dominant features in the medieval soundscape. Every time it rang out, religion's hold over the secular world was signalled loud and clear.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex visits one of the oldest church bells in the UK and argues the sound's power lay in ancient, pagan associations.

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 15 Minute Drama (b0536jpg)
The Henry Experiment

Episode 1

A mother (Emma Fielding) fears that a child parenting expert (Matthew Marsh) is endangering his own seven-year-old son Henry by testing out his theories of early independence on him.

When Anna finds a boy alone and barefoot on Hampstead Heath, she accompanies him home for his own safety. But she is horrified to discover that he was left there on purpose to develop his independence, by his father, the famous parenting expert Professor Horace Henderson.

A thriller which asks whether our society bubble wraps children, whether we have the right to interfere in other people's children's lives and how we become parents with the spectres of our own childhoods still looming over our shoulders.

Based on a novel by the journalist Sophie Radice who contributes to The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and many magazines. Adapted for radio by award winning writer Charlotte Jones who has written extensively for TV, theatre and radio. Her most celebrated play "Humble Boy has played all over the world, she wrote the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical of "The Woman in White" and most recently ITV aired her three-part thriller "Without you".

Anna ... Emma Fielding
Henderson ... Matthew Marsh
Henry ... Finn Monteath
Mother ... Elaine Claxton
David ... Ian Conningham
Jason ... Paul Heath
Policewoman ... Hannah Genesius

Producer ... Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b047wnyh)
Last Days of the Bus Club

The Bus Club

The eponymous Bus Club is the author's term for the three fathers, of which he is one, who meet each morning when they drop their children at the school bus stop. Chris Stewart's daughter Chloe is in her final year at school and times will soon be changing for the author.

In his latest memoir, Chris once again taps into the rich seam of story-telling in the Alpujarras Hills, and brings us tales that are, by turns, warm, funny and moving.

Chris Stewart had a brief flirtation with fame as the drummer in Genesis. But he was, by his own admission, not a very good drummer. After college, he embarked on a peripatetic career that saw him travelling across Europe in a converted ambulance, and playing drums in a circus, before becoming a sheep farmer in deepest Sussex.

In the early days of the Rough Guides, he persuaded the originator and publisher of the series, Mark Ellingham, to let him write the guide to China, and so began his career as a writer.

Over 20 years ago, Chris and his wife Ana settled in the Alpujarras region of Andalucia, buying their own farm. Their experiences in the remote region formed the basis of his first memoir in 1999, 'Driving Over Lemons', which became an international best-seller.

Writer and Reader: Chris Stewart
Abridger: Pete Nichols

Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 15:00 Charles Dickens (b007jzxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Wordaholics (b04hyrq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l74dt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b00dp3qj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0005f55)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Scarifyers (b008jf2y)
The Thirteen Hallows

Episode 1

When a haunted chess set causes consternation at the British Chess Championships, and a horse magically materialises in Kettering Agricultural Museum, MI:13 are called to investigate.

Harry Crow and Professor Dunning follow the trail of inexplicable happenings to South Wales, and an unlikely plot to resurrect Britain's greatest-ever hero.

The Scarifyers follows the exploits of 1930s ghost-story writer Professor Dunning and retired policeman Harry Crow, who together investigate weird mysteries under the auspices of top-secret government department MI:13.

Stars David Warner as Harry Crow, Terry Molloy as Professor Dunning, David Benson as Alexander Caulfield-Browne, Margaret Cabourn-Smith as Jenny Cracker/Lady Miriam Gore and Ewan Bailey as Commander Savage.

Written by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris

Music by Edwin Sykes

A Bafflegab Production.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0093v48)
Colin Murray and Tim Pigott-Smith

Kate Mosse and her guests - radio presenter Colin Murray and actor Tim Pigott-Smith - talk about their favourite books by Flannery O’Connor, David Peace and Thomas Eidson.

Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
Publisher: Faber

The Damned Utd by David Peace
Publisher: Faber

The Last Ride by Thomas Eidson
Publisher: HarperCollins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jpvv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jm5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Hitler's Favourite Cowboy (b03jz22h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0005nzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (b06r9fj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0005f55)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Clare in the Community (b008w1p4)
Series 4

Carry On Up The Amazon

Clare finds it difficult to resist interfering when she discovers Helen's son in a squat around the corner rather than in Borneo...

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

With Paul Chequer and Alex Tregear

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (m0005nz7)
Series 26

Episode 8

Made for 4 Extra. For the very last time at the helm, Miles Jupp hosts a satirical review of the week's news in an extended version of Friday's programme.

Produced by Sarah Sharpe
A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:45 Hearing With Hegley (b0075sym)
Series 3

Episode 8

Recorded in Manchester, John's guests are comedian Andrew Bailey, and presenters Mark Radcliffe and Marc Riley. From March 2000.



TUESDAY 04 JUNE 2019

TUE 00:00 The Scarifyers (b008jf2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0093v48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Hitler's Favourite Cowboy (b03jz22h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05qg5p7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rl5rd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0536jpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b047wnyh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Charles Dickens (b007jzxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Wordaholics (b04hyrq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00l74dt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b00dp3qj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0005f55)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nz2)
Pursuit

Our hopeless heroes from Shropshire, Henrietta and Louise, are being hotly pursued by the avenging arm of the law and the underworld.

Eric Pringle’s unlikely adventure about a singing duo in five parts.

Starring Dilys Laye as Henrietta and Polly James as Louise.

Jiffy Perkins ..... Peter Craze
Burco Madrid ..... John Hollis
BB ..... William Simons
Det Sgt Digly ..... Trevor Nichols
City Nigel ..... Philip Sully
Waiter ..... Richard Tate
Other parts ..... David Sinclair

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1988.


TUE 06:30 Ladies of Leisure (b00k4gtg)
With its own bell-women and female management team the hotel aims to take advantage of a new rule allowing women in Saudi Arabia to stay in hotels without a male chaperon. For the women it's a chance to relax in a women-only setting and as they do so, Felicity explores their lives and experiences.

Some see Saudi Arabia's first women-only hotel is a sign or progress - a place where women can conduct business without interference in a male dominated society.

Until recently women couldn't check into any hotel unless accompanied by a male family member or with permission from a male guardian. But others say the new hotel simply reinforces gender segregation in a nation which doesn't even let women drive.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


TUE 07:00 The Architects (b0536qr7)
Series 2

D.I.Y.

Sir Lucien casts aside his hopes of Brutalism returning to fashion and decides to go into house building.

His loyal team must follow...negotiating marshland, unexploded bombs and homicidal relatives en route.

By Jim Poyser with Neil Griffiths.

Sir Lucien ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Tim ..... Alex Carter
Sarah ..... Anna Crilly
Matt ..... Dominic Coleman
Lucy ..... Jane Slavin
Darvo/Council Receptionist ..... Ian Conningham

Director: Toby Swift

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


TUE 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m0005f1d)
Series 13

Punk Rock Vampires

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 five, a British horror film that Ed wrote in the 1970s - called 'Punk Rock Vampires' - comes back to haunt Ed, presenting the opportunity to make a few quid.

Starring: Christopher Douglas

with: Stephanie Cole, Brigit Forsyth, Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Dan Tetsell, 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 (b01ml3jy)
From 08/06/1974

Kenneth Williams and Ted Ray take a comic romp through the permissive society – and a spoof Noel Coward drama.

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 To the Manor Born (b007jpzw)
The Rhythms of the Earth

Audrey educates the new squire into the ways of the Lord of the Manor.

Starring Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, Keith Barron as Richard DeVere, Angela Thorne as Marjory Frobisher, Nicholas McArdle as Brabinger, Margery Withers as Mrs Polouvicka and Frank Middlemass as Ned.

The tale of lady of the manor Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, forced to sell her beloved Grantleigh Estate when her husband's death leaves her financially strapped. With butler Brabinger in tow, they've decamped to the tiny Old Lodge cottage.

From this vantage point, Audrey keeps a close and disapproving eye on the estate's new owner, the nouveau-riche Richard DeVere, a wholesale foods magnate of Czech descendent.

First piloted on radio and then whisked off to TV before it ever appeared, before finally arriving home in 1997.

Adapted for radio by Peter Spence from his TV script.
Producer: Jane Berthoud
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1997.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (m0005nz7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Hearing With Hegley (b0075sym)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Charles Dickens (b007jzyx)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

A Disappearance

Edwin and Neville - determined to resolve their differences - agree to attend a Christmas Eve dinner hosted by Edwin's guardian, Jasper.

It proves to be the last meeting the three will ever have.

Charles Dickens's unfinished book completed by Leon Garfield and dramatised for radio by David Buck.

John Jasper ..... Ian Holm
Edwin Drood ..... Mark Payton
Rev. Chrisparkle ..... Gareth Thomas
Princess Puffer ..... Mary Wimbush
Deputy ..... Susan Sheridan
Miss Twinkleton ..... Margaret Courtenay
Rosa Bud ..... Moir Leslie
Grewgious ..... John Gabriel
Sapsea ..... Timothy Alock
Durdles ..... Gordon Gostelow
Joe ..... David Goudge
Neville Landless ..... Simon Treves
Helena Landless ..... Helena Breck
Bazzard ..... John Samson
John Moffatt ..... Jeweller
Anna Cropper ..... Mrs Tope
Girl ..... Marcia King

Pianist: Nicholas Kok

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/BBC World Service co-production first broadcast in 1990.


TUE 11:00 The Vinyl Cafe (b08y6x26)
Calgary

Stuart Maclean celebrates the city of Calgary in Alberta.

Discover why Calgary may be the one place you should visit if you want to get to know Canada. And enjoy Stuart's tale about Dave - the owner and operator of "The Vinyl Cafe", the record store whose motto is "We May Not Be Big, But We're Small". In today's episode, Dave decides to try a sensory deprivation tank...

With musical guests Reuben and the Dark

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 2015.


TUE 12:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01ml3jy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 To the Manor Born (b007jpzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nz2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Ladies of Leisure (b00k4gtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05qsylp)
Gorsky

Episode 2

Chelski: a London home for Russian wealth. Gorsky: a story about beauty, money and books.

A beautiful Russian woman, married to an Englishman, but do they really share a gilded life?

Natalia and Tom Summerscale are a golden couple who live an opulent life in Chelsea. When Nick is called upon to deliver an art book for Natalia to their home, The Laurels, he enters a world where everything appears to be perfect.

Read by Philip Arditti

Written by Vesna Goldsworthy
Abridged by Isobel Creed

Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rl8l9)
Tuning the Body

In the Middle Ages, sound played a key role in the battle between Good and Evil. There were horrible sins of the tongue - idle words, boasting, flattery, lying and blaspheming - as well as sins of the ear, such as eavesdropping and the seduction of devilish words. The ears were the gateway not just to the body, but also to the soul.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex considers the importance of sound to Medieval morality.

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 15 Minute Drama (b0537498)
The Henry Experiment

Episode 2

A mother (Emma Fielding) fears that a child parenting expert (Matthew Marsh) is endangering his own seven year old son Henry by testing out his theories of early independence on him.

When Anna discovered that famous parenting expert Professor Horace Henderson had left his 7 year old son alone on Hampstead Heath, she reported him to to police. She now feels that she must start following Henry to keep an eye on him.

A thriller which asks whether our society bubble wraps children, whether we have the right to interfere in other people's children's lives and how we become parents with the spectres of our own childhoods still looming over our shoulders.

Based on a novel by the journalist Sophie Radice who contributes to The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and many magazines. Adapted for radio by award winning writer Charlotte Jones who has written extensively for TV, theatre and radio. Her most celebrated play "Humble Boy has played all over the world, she wrote the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical of "The Woman in White" and most recently ITV aired her three part thriller "Without you".

Anna ... Emma Fielding
Henderson ... Matthew Marsh
Henry ... Finn Monteath
David ... Ian Conningham
Policeman ... Monty d'Inverno

Producer ... Liz Webb

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2015.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b047zkps)
Last Days of the Bus Club

The Green, Green Rooves Of Home

The eponymous Bus Club is the author's term for the three fathers, of which he is one, who meet each morning when they drop their children at the school bus stop. Chris Stewart's daughter Chloe is in her final year at school and times will soon be changing for the author.

In his latest memoir, Chris once again taps into the rich seam of story-telling in the Alpujarras Hills, and brings us tales that are, by turns, warm, funny and moving.

Chris Stewart had a brief flirtation with fame as the drummer in Genesis. But he was, by his own admission, not a very good drummer. After college, he embarked on a peripatetic career that saw him travelling across Europe in a converted ambulance, and playing drums in a circus, before becoming a sheep farmer in deepest Sussex.

In the early days of the Rough Guides, he persuaded the originator and publisher of the series, Mark Ellingham, to let him write the guide to China, and so began his career as a writer.

Over 20 years ago, Chris and his wife Ana settled in the Alpujarras region of Andalucia, buying their own farm. Their experiences in the remote region formed the basis of his first memoir in 1999, 'Driving Over Lemons', which became an international best-seller.

Writer and Reader: Chris Stewart
Abridger: Pete Nichols

Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


TUE 15:00 Charles Dickens (b007jzyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Genius (b0080rmy)
Series 3

Germaine Greer

Lego prisons? A tea tray as a system of measurement?

Dave Gorman asks writer Germaine Greer 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 (b04jlrxv)
Series 10

How to Be a Good Citizen

Stand by your radios! Jeremy Hardy returns to the airwaves with a broadcast of national comic import!

In this programme, Jeremy attempts to understand citizenship, to examine the State and to spell surveillance. Looking over his shoulder at the script will be Gordon Kennedy (Absolutely) and Carla Mendonça.

Jeremy Hardy engages in a free and frank exchange of his entrenched views. Passionate, polemical, erudite and unable to sing,

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 (b0536qr7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m0005f1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Scarifyers (b007wfgb)
The Thirteen Hallows

Episode 2

Crow and Dunning's investigations lead them to an unremarkable terraced house in South Wales, home to the mysterious Mr Merriman. Is there more to Merriman than first appears?

Meanwhile, Dunning meets famed archaeologist Ralegh Radford, who is on the verge of the greatest discovery of the age. Britain's Tutankhamen, the press are calling it. But could it be something stranger still?

The Scarifyers follows the exploits of 1930s ghost-story writer Professor Dunning and retired policeman Harry Crow, who together investigate weird mysteries under the auspices of top-secret government department MI:13.

Stars David Warner as Harry Crow, Terry Molloy as Professor Dunning, Gareth David-Lloyd as Glewlwyd Gafaelfawr, David Benson as Mr Merriman, Margaret Cabourn-Smith as Lady Miriam Gore and Ewan Bailey as Ralegh Radford.

Written by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris

Music by Edwin Sykes

A Bafflegab Production.


TUE 18:30 Sounds Natural (m0005nzc)
HRH Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands

From his study in the Soestdijk Palace, HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands talks to Derek Jones about his worldwide work for the cause of nature conservation, and of his personal experiences with wild animals.

Using the BBC Sound Archives, he chooses some of his favourite animals including the White Rhino and the Goshawk.

HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands died in 2004 aged 93.

Producer: John Burton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1980.


TUE 19:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01ml3jy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 To the Manor Born (b007jpzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nz2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Ladies of Leisure (b00k4gtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 The Vinyl Cafe (b08y6x26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (m0005f1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' (b06qh4vz)
Series 2

Episode 2

Discover what voguish new venture Huxley and Gulliver have got themselves wrapped up in, meet the busiest ladies in town and, direct from Paris, a rare appearance by The Centipede Sisters.

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

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 first broadcast in 2015.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0005wgb)
Lucy Beaumont 1/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Rob Deering chats to Lucy Beaumont.


TUE 23:00 Vent (b00t4qzw)
Series 1

Gravity Gets You Down

Ben's physiotherapy seems to be working miracles when he gets far enough out of his coma to punch his physiotherapist.

And what are a tough-as-nails agent, a giant winged angel and Elvis doing in his unconscious mind?

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, Tim Whitnall and Sue Vincent.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


TUE 23:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01rlrjj)
Series 5

Bridport

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas travels to Bridport, Dorset to compile a People's Manifesto using policies suggested by his studio audience.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.



WEDNESDAY 05 JUNE 2019

WED 00:00 The Scarifyers (b007wfgb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Sounds Natural (m0005nzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nz2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Ladies of Leisure (b00k4gtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05qsylp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rl8l9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0537498)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b047zkps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Charles Dickens (b007jzyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Genius (b0080rmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b04jlrxv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Architects (b0536qr7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m0005f1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nz6)
Suspicion

In the Lake District, Henrietta and Louise suspect there's something fishy going on, as the pursuit for the villains continues...

Eric Pringle’s unlikely adventure about a singing duo in five parts.

Starring Dilys Laye as Henrietta and Polly James as Louise.

Jiffy Perkins ..... Peter Craze
Burco Madrid ..... John Hollis
BB ..... William Simons
Det Sgt Digly ..... Trevor Nichols
City Nigel ..... Philip Sully
Shopkeeper .... Amerjit Deu

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1988.


WED 06:30 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (b00s77wp)
Bob Dylan's biographer Howard Sounes casts new light on a song that has haunted two families for nearly 50 years - Dylan's account of the killing of a black hotel worker.

"The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" is part of both the history of folk music and the Civil Rights struggle, so familiar to Dylan fans that it is almost the stuff of legend, so shocking in content that it seems like a story from the days of slavery.

Yet this crime took place less than 50 years ago, and only few miles from where a black president sits in the White House.

On the evening of Friday 8 February 1963, William Zantzinger, 24-year-old owner of an old-style tobacco plantation, turned up drunk at a charity ball in Baltimore, Maryland. Hattie Carroll was one of the African-Americans serving the guests at a time when America was still segregated.

Zantzinger yelled at Carroll for not pouring his drink quickly enough and tapped her with his walking cane. Carroll collapsed and died of heart failure. She was 51 years old, and left 9 orphaned children, not ten as Dylan sang. Dylan was correct however in reporting that Zantzinger was lightly treated - he received six months for manslaughter.

Who was William Zantzinger and what is known about his victim? Howard Sounes, author of the celebrated Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan, introduces us to witnesses to the crime; we hear dialogue from the trial; and gain a fuller appreciation of killer and victim from their surviving friends. Sounes even locates Zantzinger's cane, an astonishing find which the presenter likens to handling John Dillinger's pistol.

We also hear Zantzinger's voice, cursing Dylan unrepentantly, in what is believed to be his only recorded interview before his recent death.

Producer: Sara Parker

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.


WED 07:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00b01jz)
The Case of the Clockwork Fiend

Baker Street’s Great Detective Sherlock Holmes investigates mystery deaths from some new fangled inventions.

Roy Hudd spoofs the famous sleuth in Tony Hare’s comedy series.

With Chris Emmett as Dr Watson, Jeffrey Holland as Inspector Lestrade and June Whitfield as Mrs Hudson.

Musical accompaniment: Ian Smith.

Producer: Chris Neill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1999.


WED 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m0005f71)
Series 8

Episode 2

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.

We don't know much about this episode, but it contains some merry names, an epiphany, and, well... since you ask him for a story of the biter bit...

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 and starring John Finnemore
Cast: Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin, Carrie Quinlan

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


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007s848)
Series 8

Buying Tickets

Uncle Ebenezer's booking agency creates havoc aboard HMS Troughtbridge. Courting Heather, Commander Murray is not a happy man...

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 Uncle Ebenezer, Michael Bates as the Padre and Ronnie Barker as Lieutenant Queag.

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 Doctor at Large (b00939rq)
The Deep End

The medical mishaps of freshly qualified doctors Simon Sparrow, Taffy Evans and Tony Benskin go on and on...

The misadventures of newly qualified doctor, Simon Sparrow - adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's 'Doctor at Large' published in 1955.

Starring Richard Briers as Simon Sparrow, Geoffrey Sumner as Sir Lancelot Spratt, Ray Cooney as Tony Benskin and Edward Cast as Taffy Evans.

Special guest stars: Dandy Nichols as the Old Lady and Bill Fraser as Mr Smith.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1969.


WED 09:00 The 99p Challenge (b00p6c86)
Series 3

Episode 2

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

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 (b007k23r)
Series 2

Direct Action

A man with a tape measure sparks a crisis for Rabbi Fine.

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
Melvin ...... Henry Goodman
Su’s Mum ...... Sheila Steafel
Mr Biggins ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Bernard Blatt ...... Simon Schatzberger

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2000.


WED 10:00 Charles Dickens (b007k006)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

An Arrival

Edwin Drood has disappeared and Jasper is convinced that his nephew has been murdered by Neville Landless.

A mysterious stranger who arrives in Cloisterham, however, entertains other ideas.

Charles Dickens's unfinished book completed by Leon Garfield and dramatised for radio in five parts by David Buck.

John Jasper ..... Ian Holm
Rev. Chrisparkle ..... Gareth Thomas
Princess Puffer ..... Mary Wimbush
Deputy ..... Susan Sheridan
Miss Twinkleton ..... Margaret Courtenay
Rosa Bud ..... Moir Leslie
Grewgious ..... John Gabriel
Sapsea ..... Timothy Alock
Durdles ..... Gordon Gostelow
Joe ..... David Goudge
Neville Landless ..... Simon Treves
Helena Landless ..... Helena Breck
John Moffatt ..... Datchery
Anna Cropper ..... Mrs Tope
Tartar ..... Michael Cochrane
Watchman ..... Vincent Brimble
Mrs Billikin ..... Margot Boyd
Maid ..... Marcia King

Pianist: Nicholas Kok

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/BBC World Service co-production first broadcast in 1990.


WED 11:00 Shorts (b05wny9j)
The Time Being

The Love Songs Of Foxes by Amber Lee Dodd

A woman finds there are challenges in taking in her troubled brother when he is released on parole from prison.

Amber Lee Dodd's short story read by Tracy Wiles.

Amber Lee Dodd was a writer for the young playwrights programme at Chichester Festival Theatre. Her plays have featured at the Edinburgh Fringe, New Theatre Royal and the Minerva Theatre. She is currently studying an MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University and her debut children's novel, We Are Giants, is published in spring 2016.

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


WED 11:15 Drama (b048nkcp)
Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Time and Tide by David Hodgson

Teddy is on his stag night. He wakes up naked and handcuffed to a lamp post.

So far, so normal. But then he realises that something very weird has occurred which makes him question everything.

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

Old Man.............................Will Tacey
Teddy.................................Alan Morrissey
Lawrence...........................Will Ash
Megan................................Hannah Wood
Brankin..............................Sean Mason
Jess...................................Harriet Chandler Judd
Shaffy.................................Hamilton Berstock

Written by David Hodgson.
Director: Gary Brown

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


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007s848)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Doctor at Large (b00939rq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (b00s77wp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05qt15f)
Gorsky

Episode 3

Chelski: a London home for Russian wealth. Gorsky: a story about beauty, money and books.

Nick's rented home abuts an enormous construction site for a 'private palace' in Chelsea. The owner of this massive undertaking and edifice is his employer, the elusive Roman Gorsky.

After his visit to The Laurels, Nick bumps into Tom Summerscale and they have lunch together. Tom invites Nick to visit his accountant with him.

Read by Philip Arditti

Written by Vesna Goldsworthy
Abridged by Isobel Creed

Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


WED 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rlmq0)
Heavenly Sounds

Worshipers in the Middle Ages would have been struck not just by the visual spectacle of great churches and cathedrals, but also by their sound. Medieval churches in the west had very different acoustics to the low-roofed, wattle and daub homes where most of their congregation lived.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex explores how preachers and singers created sounds that fitted these holy spaces beautifully, from Romanesque churches to the musical pillars of Hampi, and an extraordinary 16th century experiment in stereo in St Mark's in Venice.

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 15 Minute Drama (b053771j)
The Henry Experiment

Episode 3

A mother (Emma Fielding) fears that a child parenting expert (Matthew Marsh) is endangering his own 7 year old son Henry by testing out his theories of early independence on him.

Professor Henderson is becoming increasingly angry with Anna's interference with his parenting and Anna's own mother and grown up daughter make her question her own parenting.

A thriller which asks whether our society bubble wraps children, whether we have the right to interfere in other people's children's lives and how we become parents with the spectres of our own childhoods still looming over our shoulders.

Based on a novel by the journalist Sophie Radice who contributes to The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and many magazines. Adapted for radio by award winning writer Charlotte Jones who has written extensively for TV, theatre and radio. Her most celebrated play "Humble Boy has played all over the world, she wrote the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical of "The Woman in White" and most recently ITV aired her three part thriller "Without you".

Anna ... Emma Fielding
Henderson ... Matthew Marsh
Mother ... Elaine Claxton
Natasha ... Roslyn Hill
Ruth ... Jane Slavin

Producer ... Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b047zlbz)
Last Days of the Bus Club

How El Valero got its Name

The eponymous Bus Club is the author's term for the three fathers, of which he is one, who meet each morning when they drop their children at the school bus stop. Chris Stewart's daughter Chloe is in her final year at school and times will soon be changing for the author.

In his latest memoir, Chris once again taps into the rich seam of story-telling in the Alpujarras Hills, and brings us tales that are, by turns, warm, funny and moving.

Chris Stewart had a brief flirtation with fame as the drummer in Genesis. But he was, by his own admission, not a very good drummer. After college, he embarked on a peripatetic career that saw him travelling across Europe in a converted ambulance, and playing drums in a circus, before becoming a sheep farmer in deepest Sussex.

In the early days of the Rough Guides, he persuaded the originator and publisher of the series, Mark Ellingham, to let him write the guide to China, and so began his career as a writer.

Over 20 years ago, Chris and his wife Ana settled in the Alpujarras region of Andalucia, buying their own farm. Their experiences in the remote region formed the basis of his first memoir in 1999, 'Driving Over Lemons', which became an international best-seller.

Writer and Reader: Chris Stewart
Abridger: Pete Nichols

Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


WED 15:00 Charles Dickens (b007k006)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 99p Challenge (b00p6c86)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k23r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00b01jz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m0005f71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Scarifyers (b008jdzz)
The Thirteen Hallows

Episode 3

When a haunted chess set causes consternation at the British Chess Championships, and a horse magically materialises in Kettering Agricultural Museum, MI:13 are called to investigate.

Harry Crow and Professor Dunning follow the trail of inexplicable happenings to South Wales, and an unlikely plot to resurrect Britain's greatest-ever hero.

The Scarifyers follows the exploits of 1930s ghost-story writer Professor Dunning and retired policeman Harry Crow, who together investigate weird mysteries under the auspices of top-secret government department MI:13.

Stars David Warner as Harry Crow, Terry Molloy as Professor Dunning, David Benson as Alexander Caulfield-Browne, Margaret Cabourn-Smith as Jenny Cracker/Lady Miriam Gore and Ewan Bailey as Commander Savage.

Written by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris

Music by Edwin Sykes

A Bafflegab Production.


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jn6n)
Series 2

Roy Hudd

Entertainer Roy Hudd looks back at his long and varied career on stage, TV and radio, as he entertains an audience.

Featuring memories of stars he has worked with from Billy Dainty to Arthur Askey, plus his love of music hall.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2000.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007s848)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Doctor at Large (b00939rq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (b00s77wp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Shorts (b05wny9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Drama (b048nkcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m0005f71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b007m94n)
Series 1

Restaurants

Adam Bloom investigates bad service in restaurants with stand-up and reconstructions. It's comedy with a mission.

Helping Adam transform service culture are Sarah Kennedy, Brendon Burns and Rob Rouse

Written by Adam Bloom.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.


WED 22:45 The Shuttleworths (b007jm35)
Series 2

Wireless Wanderings (Part One)

Sheffield’s aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth and his agent Ken roam the radio airwaves.

Featuring Alistair Cook’s Letter From America, Timothy Bentinck and Norman Painting from 'The Archers' and Sue Lawley from 'Desert Island Discs'

Written and performed by Graham Fellows. With Charlotte Green.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1995.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0005wgs)
Lucy Beaumont 2/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Rob Deering chats again to Lucy Beaumont.


WED 23:00 Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun (b007k1qh)
Episode 4

Goldilocks, Robert the Bruce and body awareness.

From Queen's University, Belfast.

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

With Peter Baynham, Ronni Ancona and John Thomson.

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 (b007wwdc)
Series 1

Episode 2

Having been arrested for inciting a near riot at a football match, Tom is sentenced to do community service at an old folks home where he meets an aging banjo player who can also see his "imaginary" band.

Will Charlie prove to Sadie that he's not going mad? Will there be lots of dancing and singing on the terraces? Will there be a pun about "perfect-pitch..?

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 ..... Judge

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 06 JUNE 2019

THU 00:00 The Scarifyers (b008jdzz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jn6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (b00s77wp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05qt15f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rlmq0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b053771j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b047zlbz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Charles Dickens (b007k006)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The 99p Challenge (b00p6c86)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k23r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00b01jz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m0005f71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nzv)
Closing In

Still on the run from assorted pursuers, Jiffy and Burco have become lost and found and scared.

Eric Pringle’s unlikely adventure about a singing duo in five parts.

Starring Dilys Laye as Henrietta and Polly James as Louise.

Jiffy Perkins ..... Peter Craze
Burco Madrid ..... John Hollis
BB ..... William Simons
Det Sgt Digly ..... Trevor Nichols
City Nigel ..... Philip Sully
Shopkeeper .... Amerjit Deu
John ..... Richard Tate

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1988.


THU 06:30 Crikey DM! David Jason's Tribute to Cosgrove Hall (b03ccz0r)
In 1983 Cosgrove Hall Films' Danger Mouse topped the TV ratings with 21 million viewers – beating Coronation Street. To this day, the Bond-style secret agent, super hero mouse holds the record for viewers of a British children's TV show.

The voice of Danger Mouse himself - Sir David Jason - tells the colourful story of Cosgrove Hall, the legendary Manchester animation company behind so many of the nation's best-loved children's TV programmes.

For 30 years, BAFTA and EMMY award-winning animation duo Brian Cosgrove and the late Mark Hall delighted children (and often adults) with their many memorable creations - from the often surreal Chorlton and the Wheelies, Jamie and the Magic Torch, and Count Duckula, to remakes of cherished classics like Noddy, Andy Pandy and Bill and Ben.

Cosgrove Hall's extensive back catalogue also includes Wind in the Willows, Cockleshell Bay, Roald Dahl's The BFG, Engie Benjy and Kenny Everett's daft animated space adventure Captain Kremmen, as well as animated lost episodes of Doctor Who.

Sir David explores Cosgrove Hall's triumphs - as well as the tragedies that led this iconic company to close and its historic studios to be knocked down. He also considers the company's legacy and influence on today's British animation industry - and beyond.

And he offers a rare insight into its colourful working relationship with stars like Kenny Everett as well as revealing the truth behind the rumours that Danger Mouse is set to make a comeback. As DM's sidekick Penfold would say, Crikey!

Producer: Kellie Redmond
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


THU 07:00 Dot (b072j327)
Series 1

The Mystery at St Horribly-Vulture's School for Boys

Dot's sent to St Horribly Vulture's School for Boys to enlist a teacher for 'Shhhh Bletchley Park'.

But is he the right sort of chap for the job?

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

Dot ..... Fenella Woolgar
Myrtle ..... Kate O'Flynn
Millicent ..... Jane Slavin
Peabody ..... David Acton
Mr Belltower ..... Brian Protheroe
Apsley ..... Sam Rix

Director: Jessica Mitic

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


THU 07:30 Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice (b07wtkg1)
Series 2

Papa Was a Rolling Stone

Award-winning writer and comedian Deborah Frances-White searches for her birth father. Following her highly successful first series, Deborah continues her international adventures. Her unique style mixes reality and comedy as she retells her true-life story.

In the company of a distinguished cast of comedy actors - Alex Lowe (Barry from Watford), Margaret Cabourn-Smith (John Finnemore's Sketchbook) and Laurence Dobiesz (What The Papers Say) - Deborah's quest spans the globe revealing a cast of eccentric characters from the Trenchcoat Detective Agency to the Australian Salvation Army, locally known as the Salvos.

An invited audience enjoys the breadth and depth of her writing which the Guardian called "gripping and compelling' and which won Deborah Frances-White the 2016 Writers Guild Award for Best Scripted Comedy for Half a Can of Worms - the first show in last-year's Radio 4 series.

A So Radio production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 Benny Hill (b08n3y17)
Benny Hill Time

From 05/04/1964

The master of double entendre with a taste of Saint Tropez, Little Bo Peep with a twist and Fred Scuttle gets poetical.

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 April 1964.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b00j1c4f)
The Battle of Spion Kop

Things aren't going well in The South African War. Time to send in the cutlery. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1958.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m0005nzx)
Series 2

Ernest Hemingway

James Walton chairs the literary quiz with Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Tracey Macleod and Philippa Gregory.

Author of the week: Ernest Hemingway.

Reader: Becky Hindley

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


THU 09:30 Rent (b065k7zn)
Series 4

Episode 4

Can Maria and Richard help Paul and Ruby get rid of an unwanted guest? Stars Barbara Flynn. From June 1998.


THU 10:00 Charles Dickens (b007k01g)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

A Performance

John Jasper continues to search for proof that his nephew Edwin has been murdered by Neville Landless.

Eventually, in the most tragic of circumstances, he obtains that proof....

Charles Dickens's unfinished book completed by Leon Garfield and dramatised for radio by David Buck.

John Jasper ..... Ian Holm
Rev. Chrisparkle ..... Gareth Thomas
Princess Puffer ..... Mary Wimbush
Deputy ..... Susan Sheridan
Miss Twinkleton ..... Margaret Courtenay
Rosa Bud ..... Moir Leslie
Grewgious ..... John Gabriel
Sapsea ..... Timothy Alock
Durdles ..... Gordon Gostelow
Watchman ..... David Goudge
Neville Landless ..... Simon Treves
Helena Landless ..... Helena Breck
John Moffatt ..... Datchery
Anna Cropper ..... Mrs Tope
Tartar ..... Michael Cochrane
Bazzard ..... John Samson
Honeythunder ..... David King
Jack Chinaman ..... Burt Kwouk
Chinese Girl ..... Norika Aida
Durdles ..... Gordon Gostelow
Ghost of Mrs Sapsea ..... Madeline Smith
Crisparkle's Mother ..... Hilda Kriseman
Mrs Chopper ..... Jo Kendall

Pianist: Nicholas Kok

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/BBC World Service co-production first broadcast in 1990.


THU 11:00 Martin Sorrell - Eleven Plus (b0106yq4)
A journey back home brings a middle-aged man face to face with his outrageously rebellious childhood. Stars John Branwell.


THU 11:15 Drama (b0499dlc)
Hatch, Match and Dispatch

A Certain Date by Alan Harris

Geoff Levine, aka the Slim Reaper, is a pest control technician. All day long he kills rats and other vermin. Until Mystic June tells him something that will alter the rest of his life – what's left of it anyway.

A surreal and darkly comic exploration of the meaning of death. With talking pigeons.

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

Geoff ..... Julian Lewis Jones
Valmai ..... Sara McGaughey
Sandy ..... Katy Owen
Mystic June ..... Lisa Palfrey
Doctor Ramis ..... Richard Mitchley
Pigeon ..... Sion Pritchard
King Rat ..... Michael Bertenshaw

Written by Alan Harris
Directed by Helen Perry

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


THU 12:00 Benny Hill (b08n3y17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b00j1c4f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Crikey DM! David Jason's Tribute to Cosgrove Hall (b03ccz0r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05qt72c)
Gorsky

Episode 4

Chelski: a London home for Russian wealth. Gorsky: a story about beauty, money and books.

The parallels with The Great Gatsby begin to emerge. Roman Gorsky has asked Nick to furnish the library of his mansion under construction with books of untold value and priceless editions of Russian classics. He also wants a section of art books which will impress a connoisseur.

The bookseller of modest means finds himself drawn into a world of endless wealth. He also begins to spend time with the voracious former Bulgarian gymnast, Gery.

Read by Philip Arditti

Written by Vesna Goldsworthy
Abridged by Isobel Creed

Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


THU 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rlptt)
Carnival

Feast days in Medieval Europe were noisy affairs - the streets filled with processions, animal baiting, games and mystery plays.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex tells the story of a Somerset town where a church ale got out of hand and the party went on for eight weeks. Then, as now, being raucous in the streets was a way for the dispossessed to make themselves heard - and revelry could easily tip into revolt.

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 15 Minute Drama (b053bsfh)
The Henry Experiment

Episode 4

A mother (Emma Fielding) fears that a child parenting expert (Matthew Marsh) is endangering his own 7 year old son Henry by testing out his theories of early independence on him.

Anna felt sure that Professor Henderson's son Henry was being exposed to real danger. But Anna's mother seems to be taking Henderson's side and she is beginning to doubt herself.

A thriller which asks whether our society bubble wraps children, whether we have the right to interfere in other people's children's lives and how we become parents with the spectres of our own childhoods still looming over our shoulders.

Based on a novel by the journalist Sophie Radice who contributes to The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and many magazines. Adapted for radio by award winning writer Charlotte Jones who has written extensively for TV, theatre and radio. Her most celebrated play "Humble Boy has played all over the world, she wrote the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical of "The Woman in White" and most recently ITV aired her three part thriller "Without you".

Anna ... Emma Fielding
Henderson ... Matthew Marsh
Henry ... Finn Monteath
Mother ... Elaine Claxton
Man ... Monty d'Inverno

Producer ... Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b048033s)
Last Days of the Bus Club

The Rain in Spain Part 1

The eponymous Bus Club is the author's term for the three fathers, of which he is one, who meet each morning when they drop their children at the school bus stop. Chris Stewart's daughter Chloe is in her final year at school and times will soon be changing for the author.

In his latest memoir, Chris once again taps into the rich seam of story-telling in the Alpujarras Hills, and brings us tales that are, by turns, warm, funny and moving.

Chris Stewart had a brief flirtation with fame as the drummer in Genesis. But he was, by his own admission, not a very good drummer. After college, he embarked on a peripatetic career that saw him travelling across Europe in a converted ambulance, and playing drums in a circus, before becoming a sheep farmer in deepest Sussex.

In the early days of the Rough Guides, he persuaded the originator and publisher of the series, Mark Ellingham, to let him write the guide to China, and so began his career as a writer.

Over 20 years ago, Chris and his wife Ana settled in the Alpujarras region of Andalucia, buying their own farm. Their experiences in the remote region formed the basis of his first memoir in 1999, 'Driving Over Lemons', which became an international best-seller.

Writer and Reader: Chris Stewart
Abridger: Pete Nichols

Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


THU 15:00 Charles Dickens (b007k01g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m0005nzx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Rent (b065k7zn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Dot (b072j327)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice (b07wtkg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 The Scarifyers (b007wv3h)
The Thirteen Hallows

Episode 4

Professor Dunning and his knightly friend Glewlwyd Gafaelfawr are captured and taken to King Arthur's final resting place: Barry Island, in Wales. With shadowy forces both home and abroad ranged against them, can Harry Crow and the mysterious Mr Merriman save them?

The Scarifyers follows the exploits of 1930s ghost-story writer Professor Dunning and retired policeman Harry Crow, who together investigate weird mysteries under the auspices of top-secret government department MI:13.

Stars David Warner as Harry Crow, Terry Molloy as Professor Dunning, Gareth David-Lloyd as Glewlwyd Gafaelfawr, David Benson as Mr Merriman and Von Ribbentrop, Margaret Cabourn-Smith as Lady Miriam Gore and Ewan Bailey as King Arthur.

Written by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris
Music by Edwin Sykes
A Bafflegab Production.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b01rl8n8)
Series 30

George Bell

"I remember seeing him sitting on the bishops' bench, and I went to him and said, George, I believe you are going to make a speech. He replied, yes I am. I said, George, there isn't a soul in this House who doesn't wish you wouldn't make the speech ..." Lord Woolton, 1944

George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, was the most famous churchman of his day. His brave speech attacking the allies' bombing tactics in World War Two is justly remembered here by Peter Hitchens as one of the clearest, most coherent and measured statements ever made about the war. But his contemporaries did not see it quite the same way. "Don't let's be beastly to the Germans," sang Noel Coward, in part inspired by Bell's anti-war stance.

But George Bell was not a pacifist - he just believed that the British should not be as barbaric, as he saw it, as the Nazis who had provoked the war. In his speech Bell said, "... to justify methods inhumane in themselves by arguments of expediency smacks of the Nazi philosophy that Might is Right." The controversy surrounding the tactics of bomber command remain alive today.

Peter Hitchens is a columnist on the Mail on Sunday, and was once described by a contemporary as a 'deeply compassionate man with the air of a propher about him; and like all prophets, doomed to be scorned by so many'. The programme discussion also includes Andrew Chandler, director of the George Bell Institute; and the presenter Matthew Parris.

The producer is Miles Warde.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


THU 19:00 Benny Hill (b08n3y17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b00j1c4f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Crikey DM! David Jason's Tribute to Cosgrove Hall (b03ccz0r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Martin Sorrell - Eleven Plus (b0106yq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b0499dlc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice (b07wtkg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Britain Versus the World (b04xntwp)
Series 1

Episode 4

The comedy panel show that 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 Joe Lycett while the captain of the Rest of the World - Henning Wehn - is teamed with Canadian stand-up Celia Pacquola. The contest is overseen by Irishman Ed Byrne who does his very best to stay impartial.

Host
Ed Byrne

Guests
Hal Cruttenden
Henning Wehn
Joe Lycett
Celia Pacquola

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 (m0005wgv)
Lucy Beaumont 3/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Lucy Beaumont tells Rob Deering why Brian Cox is wrong about aliens.


THU 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k0r6)
Series 1

A Very Important Visitor

With exhibits ranging from Robin Hood to tribute bands' Mock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From March 2004.


THU 23:30 At Home With The Snails (b007k3hb)
Series 2

Episode 2

George and Beverly feign death so he can write a book about their children's reactions. Stars Geoffrey Palmer. From July 2002.



FRIDAY 07 JUNE 2019

FRI 00:00 The Scarifyers (b007wv3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b01rl8n8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Crikey DM! David Jason's Tribute to Cosgrove Hall (b03ccz0r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05qt72c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rlptt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b053bsfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b048033s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Charles Dickens (b007k01g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m0005nzx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Rent (b065k7zn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Dot (b072j327)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice (b07wtkg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nzm)
The End?

A dramatic climax on the Lakeland Fells. Is this the beginning of the end for Jiffy and Burco?

Conclusion of Eric Pringle’s unlikely adventure about a singing duo.

Starring Dilys Laye as Henrietta and Polly James as Louise.

Jiffy Perkins ..... Peter Craze
Burco Madrid ..... John Hollis
BB ..... William Simons
Det Sgt Digly ..... Trevor Nichols
City Nigel ..... Philip Sully
Det Inspector ..... David Sinclair
John ..... Richard Tate

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1988.


FRI 06:30 The Mystery of The Mystery of Edwin Drood (b019gz0c)
'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' is a tantalising element of the Dickens manuscript archive held by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Along with fellow crime-writer Simon Brett and Dickens scholar Professor Jenny Hartley, Frances Fyfield uses the packed manuscript pages, detailed number plans and early cover designs to try and make sense of one of English Literature's great mysteries: what really happened to the eponymous hero. Edwin Drood.

Dickens died shortly after bringing the curtain down on Chapter 23, barely half way through the twelve monthly instalments. He suffered a massive stroke later that day, 8 June 1870, and died the next day.

By that stage in Dickens' novel, Edwin has gone missing and it is suspected that he has been murdered but no body has been found. The finger of suspicion points at Neville Landless but the author seems to be hinting at the guilt of a more sinister figure, the leader of the Cathedral choir, John Jasper.

Ever since, Dickensian enthusiasts have searched the book for every hint of a clue as to what the author intended to do with the characters he'd created. Frances isn't afraid of joining these so-called 'Droodians' in trying to employ her crime-writer's insights to make sense of the pieces of the jigsaw left to us.

But her investigation, which takes her to Rochester where the novel is set, also examines the state of Dickens' mind at the time, and his fascination with the criminal mentality, including vintage Dickensian types like Mr Crisparkle, the angular Mr Grewgious and the hideous auctioneer Mr Sapsea.

Frances and her colleagues also search the manuscript for signs of the author's failing health, and, perhaps more importantly, failing ability.

What they find is the usual high octane writing style, brilliant inventiveness and perhaps a greater subtlety in characterisation than in many of the earlier works.

Producer: Tom Alban

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


FRI 07:00 On the Rocks (b05v7tcj)
Series 2

Adventure

Ben tries to prove to Morwenna-May that he's a man of action.

1930s comedy set on the Isles of Scilly by Christopher William Hill.

Frank Gunwallow ..... Joseph Kloska
Tommy Trenear ..... Stuart Fox
Ben Trenear ..... Alex Palmer
Morwenna-May ..... Alex Tregear
Pender ..... 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.

Director ..... Mary Peate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 07:30 Jacob Hawley's Welcome to Britain (m0005mgs)
Jacob Hawley is a BBC New Comedy Award Finalist, a tattoo-emblazoned young man from a working class, leave-voting town, who now boasts an arts degree, a vegetarian girlfriend and an almost convincing concern for climate change - so not far off Billy Elliot.

In this stand-up special, he brings material from his 2018 Edinburgh show Howl so that foreigners and, if they’re listening, aliens, can find out first hand what Britain is really like - based on Jacob's experiences of the monotonous suburbs, the insular small towns, the hypocritically righteous city and their inhabitants.

Written and performed by Jacob Hawley
Produced by Daisy Knight

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jm8j)
Series 1

Solve Murders the Burkiss Way

Can TV impressionists halt a repeat killing? Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey and Chris Emmett. From September 1976


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jzsd)
Series 3

Steptoe and Son and Son

A visitor brings Harold Steptoe some unexpected news.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Gwendolyn Watts and Richard Griffiths.

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 May 1971.


FRI 09:00 Say the Word (b00764j5)
Episode 1

Frank Delaney's language panel game for Sandi Toksvig, Tommy Pearson, Laura Wright and Christopher Matthew. From Devon in 2001.


FRI 09:30 Home Again (m0005nzq)
Doctor Thumper and the Incredibly Inky Ruler

Fulton discloses the facts behind his long absence, and where he’s been...

As suddenly as he disappeared, Fulton Jones 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, waltzes 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 1980.


FRI 10:00 Charles Dickens (b007k02r)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Redress

The man who Jasper believes killed Edwin, Neville Landless, has been found stabbed to death.

But Datchery has a plan...

Conclusion of Charles Dickens's unfinished book completed by Leon Garfield and dramatised for radio by David Buck.

John Jasper ..... Ian Holm
Rev. Chrisparkle ..... Gareth Thomas
Deputy ..... Susan Sheridan
Miss Twinkleton ..... Margaret Courtenay
Rosa Bud ..... Moir Leslie
Grewgious ..... John Gabriel
Sapsea ..... Timothy Alock
Durdles ..... Gordon Gostelow
1st Constable ..... David Goudge
2nd Constable ..... Simon Treves
Helena Landless ..... Helena Breck
John Moffatt ..... Datchery
Anna Cropper ..... Mrs Tope
Tartar ..... Michael Cochrane
Bazzard ..... John Samson
Judge ..... David King
Durdles ..... Gordon Gostelow
Crisparkle's Mother ..... Hilda Kriseman
Sapsea ..... Timothy Alcock
Mrs MacSiddons ..... Anne Jameson
Michael Cox ..... Doctor

Pianist: Nicholas Kok

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/BBC World Service co-production first broadcast in 1990.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0005pbk)
Scott Bryan: Out To Lunch With Jay Rayner, Duvet Days

Scott Bryan joins Amanda Litherland to recommend great podcasts.
Jay Rayner discusses about his series Out To Lunch.
Also featuring the new series of Duvet Days.


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jm8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jzsd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Mystery of The Mystery of Edwin Drood (b019gz0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05qt8jb)
Gorsky

Episode 5

Chelski: a London home for Russian wealth. Gorsky: a story about beauty, money and books.

Nick Kimovic is rewarded for his efforts in the antiquarian book auctions with a holiday of unsurpassed luxury on Gorsky's private island. The other guests are an eclectic array of Russian gangsters and English financiers.

On his return he meets Gery, who has something to tell him.

Read by Philip Arditti

Written by Vesna Goldsworthy
Abridged by Isobel Creed

Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rlsvg)
Restraint

The 16th and 17th centuries brought a new emphasis on self-discipline in every day life - and with it a revulsion against noise of every kind. City authorities banned singing and feasting from public squares and tore down maypoles, while town-dwellers raised petitions against noisy neighbours. Spitting, snorting and breaking wind - once part of everyday life - were now a cause for wrinkled noses and dismay.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex cocks a genteel ear to the polite sound-world of the 16th and 17th centuries.

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 15 Minute Drama (b053c3p0)
The Henry Experiment

Episode 5

A mother (Emma Fielding) fears that a child parenting expert (Matthew Marsh) is endangering his own 7 year old son Henry by testing out his theories of early independence on him.

Anna has been forced to question whether her own problems with empty nest syndrome and with the way she was raised have made her over-obsess about Professor Henderson's son. But she finally meets Henry's mother Nancy and is horrified to hear that Henderson and Henry are missing.

A thriller which asks whether our society bubble wraps children, whether we have the right to interfere in other people's children's lives and how we become parents with the spectres of our own childhoods still looming over our shoulders.

Based on a novel by the journalist Sophie Radice who contributes to The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and many magazines. Adapted for radio by award winning writer Charlotte Jones who has written extensively for TV, theatre and radio. Her most celebrated play "Humble Boy has played all over the world, she wrote the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical of "The Woman in White" and most recently ITV aired her three part thriller "Without you".

Anna ... Emma Fielding
Henderson ... Matthew Marsh
Jason ... Paul Heath
Nancy ... Jane Slavin

Producer ... Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b04807hb)
Last Days of the Bus Club

The Rain In Spain Part 2

The eponymous Bus Club is the author's term for the three fathers, of which he is one, who meet each morning when they drop their children at the school bus stop. Chris Stewart's daughter Chloe is in her final year at school and times will soon be changing for the author.

In his latest memoir, Chris once again taps into the rich seam of story-telling in the Alpujarras Hills, and brings us tales that are, by turns, warm, funny and moving.

Chris Stewart had a brief flirtation with fame as the drummer in Genesis. But he was, by his own admission, not a very good drummer. After college, he embarked on a peripatetic career that saw him travelling across Europe in a converted ambulance, and playing drums in a circus, before becoming a sheep farmer in deepest Sussex.

In the early days of the Rough Guides, he persuaded the originator and publisher of the series, Mark Ellingham, to let him write the guide to China, and so began his career as a writer.

Over 20 years ago, Chris and his wife Ana settled in the Alpujarras region of Andalucia, buying their own farm. Their experiences in the remote region formed the basis of his first memoir in 1999, 'Driving Over Lemons', which became an international best-seller.

Writer and Reader: Chris Stewart
Abridger: Pete Nichols

Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 15:00 Charles Dickens (b007k02r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Say the Word (b00764j5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Home Again (m0005nzq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 On the Rocks (b05v7tcj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Jacob Hawley's Welcome to Britain (m0005mgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 HP Lovecraft - The Tomb (b007jzmv)
The obsessive Jervas Dudley reveals the sinister events leading up to his incarceration in an asylum.

First published in 1917, HP Lovecraft’s chilling tale read by Ryan McCluskey.

American writer, H P Lovecraft (1890-1937) is recognised as one of the most significant figures in 20th century supernatural fiction. Contemporary horror writers, including Stephen King, often cite him as a major influence. His own outlook on life is mirrored in his writing.

"I am so beastly tired of mankind and the world that nothing can interest me unless it contains a couple of murders on each page or deals with the horrors unnameable and unaccountable that leer down from the external universes."

Lovecraft found living, the everyday stuff of life a painful experience. At every turn he felt disillusioned by what life had to offer. Through his writing he sought to put into words these sentiments.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2005.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076gs9)
Irritation

Novelist Patrick Neate, journalists Ros Taylor and Martin Freeman on the causes of irritation. 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 (b007jm8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jzsd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 A Change in the Weather (m0005nzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Mystery of The Mystery of Edwin Drood (b019gz0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0005pbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Jacob Hawley's Welcome to Britain (m0005mgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b00w7c95)
Series 1

Episode 2

Meet Daisy, the chattering public school girl's, parents and find out why the Mona Lisa has been dumped by the Laughing Cavalier.

Plus, a Police Officer who can't find the right words, a street survey that probes too far and Candi Karmel's sister makes an appearance.

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack is a multi-paced, one woman Fast Show for Radio 4 showcasing the exceptional talent of Lucy Montgomery. With Philip Pope, Sally Grace, Waen Shepherd and Natalie Walter.

Written by Lucy Montgomery with additional material by Steven Burge and Dan Tetsell.
Music by Philip Pope

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


FRI 22:55 Comedy Club Extra (m0005nzs)
A Book at Bathtime 1/7

A Book at Bathtime is a series of seven short comedy programmes, to be broadcast across a week of Comedy Clubs on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Jon Holmes is reading us a serialised bedtime story from the bath. So far so good. The only problem is that he happens to be sharing his bath with Jake Yapp. And so, with a constant series of asides and interjections, they stagger bravely through the novella, hopefully reaching some kind of a coherent conclusion by the end of the week.

It might not.

Jon is sharing a serious and important piece of literature: Dusty Passages by Malcolm Throbbswell. A new tale of lust and longing, truth and redemption, and vigorously requited passion in later life, with all its accompanying, rather dreary, pretentious and self-indulgent tropes. Jake’s attitude is that if it doesn’t have guns or at least aeroplanes it’s probably not worth bothering with. Just the right sort of late night literary debate. In the bath.

There will also be a lot of bath-related asides (because they are actually in the bath) about what your flavour of body spray says about you, who gets the tap end, and how bath bombs work.


FRI 23:00 Party (b011pkqg)
Series 2

It's Technology, Stupid

The young aspiring politicians of the new political Party get to grips with technology and whether it is making people stupid. Meanwhile, they launch a recruiting campaign on the internet. 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
Jared's Mum ..... Jane Whittenshaw

Produced by Julia McKenzie.


FRI 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007t32j)
Dave Podmore's World of Cricket

Episode 3

Asked to advise on a new cricketing film, the star player causes havoc in Hollywood. 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)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b0536jpg)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b0536jpg)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b0537498)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b0537498)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b053771j)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b053771j)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b053bsfh)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b053bsfh)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b053c3p0)

A Change in the Weather 06:00 MON (m0005nzf)

A Change in the Weather 13:00 MON (m0005nzf)

A Change in the Weather 20:00 MON (m0005nzf)

A Change in the Weather 01:00 TUE (m0005nzf)

A Change in the Weather 06:00 TUE (m0005nz2)

A Change in the Weather 13:00 TUE (m0005nz2)

A Change in the Weather 20:00 TUE (m0005nz2)

A Change in the Weather 01:00 WED (m0005nz2)

A Change in the Weather 06:00 WED (m0005nz6)

A Change in the Weather 13:00 WED (m0005nz6)

A Change in the Weather 20:00 WED (m0005nz6)

A Change in the Weather 01:00 THU (m0005nz6)

A Change in the Weather 06:00 THU (m0005nzv)

A Change in the Weather 13:00 THU (m0005nzv)

A Change in the Weather 20:00 THU (m0005nzv)

A Change in the Weather 01:00 FRI (m0005nzv)

A Change in the Weather 06:00 FRI (m0005nzm)

A Change in the Weather 13:00 FRI (m0005nzm)

A Change in the Weather 20:00 FRI (m0005nzm)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0093v48)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0093v48)

A Night with a Vampire 00:00 SAT (b00w47nx)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 07:30 SUN (b042jhzs)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 17:30 SUN (b042jhzs)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 SUN (b042jhzs)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 05:30 MON (b042jhzs)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b06bcz36)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b06bcz36)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b06bcz36)

At Home With The Snails 23:30 THU (b007k3hb)

Barry Humphries: Gladdies All Over 09:00 SAT (b05xwsnj)

Barry Humphries: Gladdies All Over 19:00 SAT (b05xwsnj)

Benny Hill 12:30 SAT (b08mpbg5)

Benny Hill 08:00 THU (b08n3y17)

Benny Hill 12:00 THU (b08n3y17)

Benny Hill 19:00 THU (b08n3y17)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b05qg5p7)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b05qg5p7)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b05qsylp)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b05qsylp)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b05qt15f)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b05qt15f)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b05qt72c)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b05qt72c)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b05qt8jb)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b046p074)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b047wnyh)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b047wnyh)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b047zkps)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b047zkps)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b047zlbz)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b047zlbz)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b048033s)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b048033s)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b04807hb)

Britain Versus the World 22:30 THU (b04xntwp)

Bruce Bedford - The Gibson 18:30 SUN (b007js9x)

Bruce Bedford - The Gibson 00:30 MON (b007js9x)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b03m81pm)

Charles Dickens 10:00 MON (b007jzxk)

Charles Dickens 15:00 MON (b007jzxk)

Charles Dickens 03:00 TUE (b007jzxk)

Charles Dickens 10:00 TUE (b007jzyx)

Charles Dickens 15:00 TUE (b007jzyx)

Charles Dickens 03:00 WED (b007jzyx)

Charles Dickens 10:00 WED (b007k006)

Charles Dickens 15:00 WED (b007k006)

Charles Dickens 03:00 THU (b007k006)

Charles Dickens 10:00 THU (b007k01g)

Charles Dickens 15:00 THU (b007k01g)

Charles Dickens 03:00 FRI (b007k01g)

Charles Dickens 10:00 FRI (b007k02r)

Charles Dickens 15:00 FRI (b007k02r)

Clare in the Community 22:30 MON (b008w1p4)

Comedy Club Extra 22:55 FRI (m0005nzs)

Crikey DM! David Jason's Tribute to Cosgrove Hall 06:30 THU (b03ccz0r)

Crikey DM! David Jason's Tribute to Cosgrove Hall 13:30 THU (b03ccz0r)

Crikey DM! David Jason's Tribute to Cosgrove Hall 20:30 THU (b03ccz0r)

Crikey DM! David Jason's Tribute to Cosgrove Hall 01:30 FRI (b03ccz0r)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jm5w)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jm5w)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jm5w)

Dave Podmore 23:30 FRI (b007t32j)

Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice 07:30 THU (b07wtkg1)

Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice 17:30 THU (b07wtkg1)

Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice 22:00 THU (b07wtkg1)

Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice 05:30 FRI (b07wtkg1)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b05sy1yw)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b05sy1yw)

Doctor at Large 08:30 WED (b00939rq)

Doctor at Large 12:30 WED (b00939rq)

Doctor at Large 19:30 WED (b00939rq)

Dot 07:00 THU (b072j327)

Dot 17:00 THU (b072j327)

Dot 05:00 FRI (b072j327)

Douglas Livingstone - Road to Normandy 06:00 SAT (m0005nyw)

Douglas Livingstone - Road to Normandy 16:00 SAT (m0005nyw)

Douglas Livingstone - Road to Normandy 04:00 SUN (m0005nyw)

Drama 11:15 WED (b048nkcp)

Drama 21:15 WED (b048nkcp)

Drama 11:15 THU (b0499dlc)

Drama 21:15 THU (b0499dlc)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 TUE (m0005f1d)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:30 TUE (m0005f1d)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 TUE (m0005f1d)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:30 WED (m0005f1d)

Edgar Wallace - The Man with the Red Beard 02:00 SAT (m0005gys)

Flying the Flag 07:00 MON (b00dp3qj)

Flying the Flag 17:00 MON (b00dp3qj)

Flying the Flag 05:00 TUE (b00dp3qj)

Genius 16:00 TUE (b0080rmy)

Genius 04:00 WED (b0080rmy)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b01rl8n8)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b01rl8n8)

HP Lovecraft - The Tomb 18:00 FRI (b007jzmv)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b007jpvv)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 MON (b007jpvv)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 MON (b007jpvv)

Hearing With Hegley 23:45 MON (b0075sym)

Hearing With Hegley 09:45 TUE (b0075sym)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 SAT (b007jwc3)

Hidden Treasures 04:00 SAT (b05qf1cg)

Hitler's Favourite Cowboy 06:30 MON (b03jz22h)

Hitler's Favourite Cowboy 13:30 MON (b03jz22h)

Hitler's Favourite Cowboy 20:30 MON (b03jz22h)

Hitler's Favourite Cowboy 01:30 TUE (b03jz22h)

Home Again 04:30 SAT (m0005gym)

Home Again 09:30 FRI (m0005nzq)

Home Again 16:30 FRI (m0005nzq)

I Think I've Got a Problem 23:30 WED (b007wwdc)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 08:30 SUN (b076101z)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 12:30 SUN (b076101z)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 14:15 SAT (b06vc3zc)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 02:15 SUN (b06vc3zc)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (m0005nz0)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (m0005nz0)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (b06r9fj0)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (b06r9fj0)

Jacob Hawley's Welcome to Britain 07:30 FRI (m0005mgs)

Jacob Hawley's Welcome to Britain 17:30 FRI (m0005mgs)

Jacob Hawley's Welcome to Britain 22:00 FRI (m0005mgs)

Jane Gardam - Soul Mates 18:45 SAT (b06rv2kw)

Jane Gardam - Soul Mates 00:45 SUN (b06rv2kw)

Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb 00:15 SAT (b02x9f4n)

Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 16:30 TUE (b04jlrxv)

Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 04:30 WED (b04jlrxv)

Jo Caulfield: Pretending to Care 05:30 SAT (m0005dzb)

Joanna Trollope - Dora and Elizabeth 07:15 SUN (m0005nzz)

Joanna Trollope - Dora and Elizabeth 14:15 SUN (m0005nzz)

Joanna Trollope - Dora and Elizabeth 02:15 MON (m0005nzz)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:30 WED (m0005f71)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 17:30 WED (m0005f71)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 WED (m0005f71)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 05:30 THU (m0005f71)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b00y1vzm)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b00y1vzm)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b00y1vzm)

Juliet Ace - Young Victoria 02:30 SAT (b00xn8hs)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m0005f55)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m0005f55)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m0005f55)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m0005f55)

Katherine Parker - The One Before The Last 16:00 SUN (m0005p08)

Katherine Parker - The One Before The Last 04:00 MON (m0005p08)

King Street Junior Revisited 09:30 MON (b00l74dt)

King Street Junior Revisited 16:30 MON (b00l74dt)

King Street Junior Revisited 04:30 TUE (b00l74dt)

Ladies of Leisure 06:30 TUE (b00k4gtg)

Ladies of Leisure 13:30 TUE (b00k4gtg)

Ladies of Leisure 20:30 TUE (b00k4gtg)

Ladies of Leisure 01:30 WED (b00k4gtg)

Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun 23:00 WED (b007k1qh)

Lucy Catherine - Gudrun 13:00 SAT (m0005nyy)

Lucy Catherine - Gudrun 01:00 SUN (m0005nyy)

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 22:30 FRI (b00w7c95)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 SAT (b05zktnk)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 23:30 TUE (b01rlrjj)

Martin Sorrell - Eleven Plus 11:00 THU (b0106yq4)

Martin Sorrell - Eleven Plus 21:00 THU (b0106yq4)

Night Terrace 18:00 SUN (m0005p0d)

Night Terrace 00:00 MON (m0005p0d)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 SAT (b01rgm2k)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 MON (b01rl5rd)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 TUE (b01rl5rd)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 TUE (b01rl8l9)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 WED (b01rl8l9)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 WED (b01rlmq0)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 THU (b01rlmq0)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 THU (b01rlptt)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 FRI (b01rlptt)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 FRI (b01rlsvg)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076gp0)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076gs9)

On the Rocks 05:00 SAT (b05tkllr)

On the Rocks 07:00 FRI (b05v7tcj)

On the Rocks 17:00 FRI (b05v7tcj)

Party 23:00 FRI (b011pkqg)

Paul Sinha's History Revision 23:30 SUN (b07dntk7)

Pleased to Meet You 23:00 SUN (b007k35j)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0005pbk)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0005pbk)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0005p0b)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0005p0b)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b08swvkz)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (b08swvkz)

Recycled Radio 07:30 SAT (b0211hn7)

Recycled Radio 17:30 SAT (b0211hn7)

Recycled Radio 05:30 SUN (b0211hn7)

Rent 09:30 THU (b065k7zn)

Rent 16:30 THU (b065k7zn)

Rent 04:30 FRI (b065k7zn)

Rosamond Lehmann - The Weather in the Streets 03:00 SAT (b007669m)

Sabotage 23:00 SAT (b053d27m)

Say the Word 09:00 FRI (b00764j5)

Say the Word 16:00 FRI (b00764j5)

Shorts 11:00 WED (b05wny9j)

Shorts 21:00 WED (b05wny9j)

Sounds Natural 18:30 TUE (m0005nzc)

Sounds Natural 00:30 WED (m0005nzc)

Spine Chillers 18:00 SAT (b08bs3pd)

Spine Chillers 00:00 SUN (b08bs3pd)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007jzsd)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 FRI (b007jzsd)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 FRI (b007jzsd)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0005nzh)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0005nzh)

That Reminds Me 18:30 WED (b007jn6n)

That Reminds Me 00:30 THU (b007jn6n)

The 99p Challenge 12:00 SAT (b007jx6w)

The 99p Challenge 09:00 WED (b00p6c86)

The 99p Challenge 16:00 WED (b00p6c86)

The 99p Challenge 04:00 THU (b00p6c86)

The Architects 07:00 TUE (b0536qr7)

The Architects 17:00 TUE (b0536qr7)

The Architects 05:00 WED (b0536qr7)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 09:30 WED (b007k23r)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 16:30 WED (b007k23r)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 04:30 THU (b007k23r)

The Best of English 15:45 SUN (m0005p06)

The Best of English 03:45 MON (m0005p06)

The Betty Witherspoon Show 08:00 TUE (b01ml3jy)

The Betty Witherspoon Show 12:00 TUE (b01ml3jy)

The Betty Witherspoon Show 19:00 TUE (b01ml3jy)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 FRI (b007jm8j)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 FRI (b007jm8j)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 FRI (b007jm8j)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m0005wc1)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (m0005wgb)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (m0005wgs)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (m0005wgv)

The Diary of a Young Girl (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (m0005p01)

The Diary of a Young Girl (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (m0005p01)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b00j1c4f)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b00j1c4f)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b00j1c4f)

The House I Grew Up In 01:30 SAT (b0132p7j)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b0742kvw)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b0742kvw)

The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll 06:30 WED (b00s77wp)

The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll 13:30 WED (b00s77wp)

The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll 20:30 WED (b00s77wp)

The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll 01:30 THU (b00s77wp)

The Museum of Everything 23:00 THU (b007k0r6)

The Mystery of The Mystery of Edwin Drood 06:30 FRI (b019gz0c)

The Mystery of The Mystery of Edwin Drood 13:30 FRI (b019gz0c)

The Mystery of The Mystery of Edwin Drood 20:30 FRI (b019gz0c)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b007s848)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b007s848)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b007s848)

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 07:00 WED (b00b01jz)

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 17:00 WED (b00b01jz)

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 05:00 THU (b00b01jz)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (m0005nz7)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (m0005nz7)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:30 WED (b007m94n)

The Scarifyers 18:00 MON (b008jf2y)

The Scarifyers 00:00 TUE (b008jf2y)

The Scarifyers 18:00 TUE (b007wfgb)

The Scarifyers 00:00 WED (b007wfgb)

The Scarifyers 18:00 WED (b008jdzz)

The Scarifyers 00:00 THU (b008jdzz)

The Scarifyers 18:00 THU (b007wv3h)

The Scarifyers 00:00 FRI (b007wv3h)

The Shuttleworths 22:45 WED (b007jm35)

The Vinyl Cafe 11:00 TUE (b08y6x26)

The Vinyl Cafe 21:00 TUE (b08y6x26)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (m0005nzx)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (m0005nzx)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (m0005nzx)

To the Manor Born 08:30 TUE (b007jpzw)

To the Manor Born 12:30 TUE (b007jpzw)

To the Manor Born 19:30 TUE (b007jpzw)

Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' 22:30 TUE (b06qh4vz)

Vent 23:00 TUE (b00t4qzw)

Whack-O! 08:00 SUN (b05zltc4)

Whack-O! 12:00 SUN (b05zltc4)

What Does the K Stand For? 22:30 SUN (b04xrl8k)

Wordaholics 09:00 MON (b04hyrq3)

Wordaholics 16:00 MON (b04hyrq3)

Wordaholics 04:00 TUE (b04hyrq3)

You Will Be Safe Here (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (m0005p03)

You Will Be Safe Here (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (m0005p03)