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SATURDAY 08 JUNE 2019

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 02:45 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


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 Say the Word (b00764j5)
Episode 1

Frank Delaney's panel game series revolving around the English language from the Ways with Words literary festival in Totnes, Devon.

With Sandi Toksvig, Tommy Pearson, Laura Wright and Christopher Matthew.

On hand to offer a witty perspective on the world of words are the Nimmo Twins

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


SAT 04:30 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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


SAT 06:00 Drama (b06l22pr)
Unmade Movies

Hitchcock's The Blind Man

Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman’s unfinished screenplay, the follow-up to North by Northwest - completed by Mark Gatiss in 2015.

Adapted for radio by Laurence Bowen.

Set in 1961, a famous blind jazz pianist, Larry Keating, agrees to a radical new medical procedure - an eye transplant. The operation is a success but his new eyes are those of a murdered man, and captured on their retina is the image of his murderer. Larry and his new nurse, Jenny, begin a quest to track him down - before someone else dies.

The Blind Man is part of Unmade Movies, a season of radio adaptions of unproduced screenplays by the major authors of the 20th century - including Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman.

Cast:
LARRY KEATING ............ Hugh Laurie
SYLVIA WHITEHEAD ............ Rebecca Front
VICTOR FARMER ............ Nicholas Woodeson
JENNY STILES ............ Kelly Burke
MORTIE LEVITT / CAPTAIN BARZONI ............ Andy Nyman
LINDA WHITEHEAD ............ Hilary Connell
HERMAN GRAUBNER ............ John Guerrasio
DR. MCGRAW ............ John Light
AUTOGRAPH GIRL ............ Hollie Burgess
NARRATOR, ALFRED HITCHCOCK ............ Peter Serafinowicz

Music by Blair Mowat
Sound Design by Wilfredo Acosta

Produced by Laurence Bowen and Peter Ettedgui
Co-Producer Laurent Bouzereau.Directed by Mark Gatiss

A Feelgood Fiction production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


SAT 07:30 Recycled Radio (b02m7fzh)
Series 1

Money

What connects Ken Clarke, Chris Moyles, and Sue MacGregor, along with Brenda Blethyn, Milton Friedman and The Goons?

The answer is money - courtesy of Recycled Radio.

We've chopped, looped and teased tales as diverse as Aesop's fable about the goose that lay the golden egg to Ian Duncan Smith being asked to live on £53 a week.

There's music from Buddy Ella and the Johnsons, Phoenix, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. John Major claims that lottery fever will make Britain a better place to live; Melvyn Bragg asks if money is the root of all evil; and the American economist Milton Friedman asks what is greed.

"Of course none of us are greedy," he says, "it's only the other fellow who is greedy."

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b039g8px)
Southern Journeys

The story of American traditional music is dominated by the father and son team John and Alan Lomax who discovered, recorded, and popularised the music of the poor, the dispossessed and voiceless.

During Alan Lomax 's 1959 tour of the southern states, he was accompanied by his then lover, English folk singer Shirley Collins , and here she tells the story of how he recorded the sounds of a world that was fast disappearing, but which still influences popular music today.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


SAT 09:00 Edgar Wallace: The Man Who Wrote Too Much? (b055fy0h)
How can a writer, whose publisher declared him the 'King of Thrillers', and was thought to be responsible for a quarter of all new books read in Britain by the late 1920s, be largely forgotten today? In this 3 hour archive special, crime writer Mark Billingham investigates the life of the man called the 'fiction factory', the best-selling author, journalist, playwright, film director and creator of King Kong – Edgar Wallace.

Wallace's life seems the stuff of fantasy. An illegitimate child in London, largely self-educated, he was the newspaper boy who became one of the most famous writers in the world. He sold millions of books, but he was plagued by debts. He died in Hollywood in 1932, aged 56, after writing the original story for King Kong. His body was returned by ocean liner in honour to Britain, only to be reunited with an ocean of outstanding bills.

Crime writer Mark Billingham presents some of the best adaptations and documentaries about Edgar Wallace from the BBC Radio archive: a 1951 version of one of Wallace's biggest successes, The Ringer; one of his best crime creations, The Mind of Mr JG Reeder; and the loveable racing 'turf tipster' Educated Evans, starring Roy Hudd and Andrew Sachs. And though he died in 1932, Mark has a hunch that he may be able to hear from Edgar Wallace himself.

His work was the source of countless 50s and 60s TV and film adaptions. His books have sold in their multi-millions. But from the 'Golden Age' of crime fiction it is Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie who are really remembered today. Was Edgar Wallace just a man who wrote, and did, too much?

Producer: Peter McHugh


SAT 12:00 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.


SAT 12:30 To the Manor Born (b007jpzw)
The Rhythms of the Earth

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton must educate the new squire into the ways of the Lord of the Manor.

Starring Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.

Keith Barron ..... Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne ..... Marjory Frobisher
Nicholas McArdle ..... Brabinger
Margery Withers ..... Mrs Polouvicka
Frank Middlemass ..... 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.


SAT 13:00 I'm a Slave (Omnibus) (m0005tnj)
Modern slavery is all around us in the UK - in nail bars, car washes, brothels and on farms. This drama series is inspired by real stories, getting under the skin of a cruel trade that has grown enormously across the world in the the past decade.

Kept in their job through physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, confiscated identity documents, threats of violence to their family members, or debt bondage and financial dependence, modern slavery has been identified in many areas, including Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, London, the West Country, and Wales.

Individuals are predominantly transported from Eastern and Central Europe, South East Asia, Southern Asia, or from within the UK. Victims are often exploited by people of the same nationality.

It's not an easy subject for a variety of reasons. David Morley's drama series goes behind the headlines, drawing out the detail and conveying the impact on real people's lives.

The series has been made with the help of anti-slavery charity, Stop The Traffik.

Omnibus cast:

Eri Shuka - Mirela
Arthur Ustinov - Valdas
Nicholas Boulton - DS Hodges/ Ken
Annette McLaughlin - Constable Hughes
Simonas Mozura - Ernestas/ Polish Crop Picker
Felicity Duncan - Babs/ Janet Porter/ Suzie
Catherine Lamb - Job Centre Adviser/ Mother
Wilf Scolding - Fire Chief/ Driver/ German tourist
Tuyen Do - Tin/ Lucy
Orli Shuka - Delmin

Writer: David Morley
Sound Presentation: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Richard Clemmow

A Perfectly Normal production first broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06qn1gl)
Simon Armitage

The poet Simon Armitage chooses 'Tonight' from West Side Story and 'Live on a Hot August Night' by Crispy Ambulance.


SAT 14:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b06wdlbd)
Nicholas Mosley

Award-winning novelist Nicholas Mosley tells Professor Anthony Clare about growing up with his father, fascist leader Oswald Mosley.

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 (b039g8px)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Drama (b06l22pr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Recycled Radio (b02m7fzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Spine Chillers (b08ch63p)
Peter Redgrove - Dracula in White

Prisoners up and down the country seem to be disappearing mysteriously from Her Majesty's jails.

Fearing they've been used as guinea-pigs in some unspeakable experiments, TV journalist Joanna sets out on a perilous course to verify her worst suspicions...

Peter Redgrove's chilling drama stars Maggie McCarthy as Joanna, Benjamin Whitrow as Dr Exeter- White and Jerold Wells as Sam Mellish.

Directed at BBC Bristol by Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1984.


SAT 18:45 The Cobweb Kiss (m0005tnl)
In an old abandoned house, covered in dust apart from a shiny toy merry-go-round, young parents Jonathan and Lydia wait patiently for their six-year-old son to return home.

They've been waiting a long time…

Gemma Craven …. Lydia
Richard O'Callaghan …. Jonathan
Manning Wilson …. James
Eva Stuart …. Mary

Written by Peter J Hammond.

Director: Glyn Dearman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


SAT 19:00 Edgar Wallace: The Man Who Wrote Too Much? (b055fy0h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b07tbfmw)
Series 7

Stockport

"Welcome to Stockport - Home of Stockport College"

Mark Steel returns for a seventh 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.

In the first programme, Mark visits the Greater Manchester town of Stockport, once the centre of the hatting industry.

He takes a trip on the infamous 192 bus, visits the world famous hat museum and tries to get to the bottom of how one of its suburbs ended up with an infestation of marauding peacocks.

In this series Mark visits Stockport in Greater Manchester, Colchester in Essex, Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire, The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames, Lynton in North Devon and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.

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

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2016.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b03mjcbp)
Series 9

Kevin Bridges talks to Frankie Boyle

Razor sharp Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges talks to his comedy mentor, Frankie Boyle.

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 22:55 Comedy Club Extra (m0005tnn)
A Book at Bathtime 2/7

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.


SAT 23:00 Sabotage (b05n7rfw)
Series 2

Episode 2

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:

Ivo Graham
Colin Hoult
Mae Martin
Sheeps
Dan Clark

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Hat Trick Productions.



SUNDAY 09 JUNE 2019

SUN 00:00 Spine Chillers (b08ch63p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:45 The Cobweb Kiss (m0005tnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 I'm a Slave (Omnibus) (m0005tnj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06qn1gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b06wdlbd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b039g8px)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Drama (b06l22pr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Recycled Radio (b02m7fzh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Henry Experiment (Omnibus) (b054051r)
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 the novel by the journalist Sophie Radice and adapted by award-winning writer Charlotte Jones.

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

Omnibus producer: Liz Webb

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


SUN 07:15 Afternoon Reading (b00yj88f)
Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway's Party

Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street

Fascinated and preoccupied by the idea of this social event, Virginia Woolf wrote this story sequence around the same time as writing the novel Mrs Dalloway.

In each of these three stories, glimpse each character's inner most thoughts and emotions. as Woolf depicts the intriguing social world of Mrs Dalloway's party in microscopic detail.

This story, follows Mrs Dalloway as she runs errands and prepares for the party she's hosting...

Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel

Abridged by Miranda Davies
Producer: Lucy Collingwood

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


SUN 07:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042ztrc)
Series 3

Tom Basden

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

With songs about radiators, a pork pie and Wayne Rooney amongst others.

Band...Joe Auckland, Mark Brown, Will Collier, Ben Reynolds, Ed Sheldrake

With guest comedian Tom Basden.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2014.


SUN 08:00 Whack-O! (b060c2x6)
From 06/06/1961

When an attractive exchange teacher from France arrives at Chiselbury, Professor Jimmy Edwards is forced to act. With June Whitfield.

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 June 1961.


SUN 08:30 The Clitheroe Kid (m0005tl5)
Series 4

How Now Brown Cow

Schoolboy Jimmy Clitheroe takes elocution lessons to try and win a drama prize.

Just 4 feet 3 inches tall, the success of comic entertainer Jimmy Clitheroe (1921-1973) sprang from a BBC Variety Playhouse try-out in the late 1950s. His naughty schoolboy act was a smash and he even wore school uniform during recordings! At its peak, ten million fans were tuning into 'The Clitheroe Kid' on the BBC Light Programme.

Living with his mother, sister and grandfather in a northern England town - the Kid's schemes spark havoc, with the ever present threat of a good spanking from Grandad! The Clitheroe Kid clocked up 16 series in its run from 1956 to 1972.

Jimmy Clitheroe …. The Kid Himself
Patricia Burke …. Mother
Diana Day …. Susan
Danny Ross …. Alfie
Leonard Williams …. Theodore Craythorpe
Rosalie Williams …. Mrs ‘Beaky’ Billington

Theme music by Alan Roper and played by the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra directed by Alan Ainsworth.

Written by James Casey and Frank Roscoe.

Producer: James Casey.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1961.


SUN 09:00 Lowborn - Omnibus (m0005tl8)
Kerry Hudson is an award-winning novelist, with a love of travel, art, music and culture. Yet her life was not always like this, as she spent most of her childhood living through grinding poverty with a single mother who was always on the move. Living in any flat or B&B they could afford, Kerry attended countless schools before she was able to leave that life behind her, twenty years ago.

Her memoir, Lowborn, explores what it means to be poor in Britain today, and is Kerry's journey to revisit where she spent her childhood, in the spirit of looking back to see how far you have come. She also visits some of the most deprived areas of the country, in a bid to see if anything has really changed.

Omnibus written and read by Kerry Hudson.

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.

A Waters Company production first broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b075thh7)
Kate and Ian – Country Girl, City Boy

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between friends whose different outlooks on life don't affect the strength of their relationship at all. 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 (b08swtz5)
The Great Outdoors

Chris Packham

From Bowie to The Smiths. Naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From October 2013.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b08vlb8q)
Series 1

Falling

There are so many ways to fall - in love, asleep, even flat on your face. Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich explore beyond the fall.

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! (b060c2x6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 The Clitheroe Kid (m0005tl5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 The Henry Experiment (Omnibus) (b054051r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Afternoon Reading (b00yj88f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 You Will Be Safe Here (Omnibus) (m0005tlb)
Episode 2

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,

It's 2006, and both white and black South Africans are adjusting to the end of Apartheid. And twelve-year old, Britney-loving Willem fears he's about to get a new stepdad...

Omnibus of the last 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, his 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 (m0005tld)
Tilting at The Windmill

A lucky break from painting and decorating to performing as a comic at London’s risqué Windmill Theatre in Piccadilly.

Comedian and actor Arthur English continues his reminisces with Michael Pointon and a studio audience about his career.

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 Stephen Wakelam - Death at the Bed End (m0005tlg)
Publication of a biography of Charlotte Brontë sparks the threat of libel suit. So a detective heads to Yorkshire to discover more.

Steve Wakelam's drama is based on true events.

Sergeant Jack Down ..... Kenneth Cranham
Patrick Brontë ..... James Greene
Mr Nicholls ..... Stephen Hogan
Harry ..... Declan Wilson
Betty ..... Shirley Dixon
Dr Crosby ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Martha ..... Helen Longworth
Sugden ..... Steve Hodson
Grundy ..... Philip Fox

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2004.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0005tlj)
Poetry Postcards

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive selecting Poetry Postcards.

In 2014 Glasgow hosted the Commonwealth Games. For this programme a poet from each participating nation and territory were invited to send a poem to Glasgow for the Games.

Razia Iqbal discusses the common themes arising from the collection with four of the participating poets: Sasenarine Persaud from Guyana; Nigerian journalist and poet Tolu Ogunlesi; Toni Stuart, a performance poet from South Africa; and Trinidadian Vahni Capildeo.

Produced by Liza Greig.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


SUN 17:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042ztrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Night Terrace (m0005tll)
Series 1

Home

Anastasia and Eddie are separated and stranded in a mysterious void - but they're not alone.

They meet the mysterious woman who’s been following them through space and time and another scientist who knows the house's history. But can Anastasia and Eddie prevent the universe unravelling?

Series finale of the sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne,

Ben McKenzie ....... Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott ....... Sue
Jane Badler ....... Auguste Night
Dave Lamb ....... Paul
Amanda Buckley ....... WANDA
Phil Zachariah ....... Additional voices
Eryn Saunders ....... Additional voices
Virginia Gay ....... Additional voices
Kevin Powe ....... Additional voices
Glenn Greening ....... Additional voices

Written by John Richards

Music by David Ashton

Producers: Ben McKenzie and John Richards

A Splendid Chaps Production


SUN 18:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jlt5)
Island Genesis

The curiosity of the inhabitants of the remote Scottish island of Luig is aroused when two strangers arrive for the funeral of the local doctor.

The two men are no strangers to each other, nor were they to the late Dr Hugh Dexter. One is Professor Curtis Lark - a flamboyant American explorer, scientist and Nobel Prize winner whose research has been in the field of telepathy and telekinesis; the other is John Cornelius - the eminent British brain surgeon.

What starts as a brief visit by two colleagues to honour an old friend quickly develops into a series of bizarre and frightening events uncovering the presence of forces unknown bent on world domination...

Starring Peter Cushing and Vincent Price.

John Cornelius ..... Peter Cushing
Professor Curtis Lark ..... Vincent Price
Minister Donald Schooler ..... Henry Stamper
Mrs Kyle ..... Shirley Dixon
Flora Kiery ..... Sandra Clarke
Mary ..... Irene Sutcliffe
Dr Hugh Dexter ..... Frazer Carr

Written by Rene Basilico from an idea by Robert Holmes.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b08vlb8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Lowborn - Omnibus (m0005tl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b075thh7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08swtz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042ztrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b04ykd7f)
Series 2

The BFF

Best Friends Forever.

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
Roy ... Ryan Watson

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


SUN 22:55 Comedy Club Extra (m0005tln)
A Book at Bathtime 3/7

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.


SUN 23:00 Pleased to Meet You (b007k3c3)
Series 1

Episode 4

90-something good-time girl Dora Dale spills the beans spills the beans on a famous singer, the man who played Kojak and a famous newsreader gets his funk on.

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 (b07fl6sk)
Series 2

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Paul Sinha returns for a second series of his History Revision, the show that uncovers the fascinating stories that we've forgotten in our onward march of progress. In the last series we learned how Alexander Graham Bell did NOT invent the telephone, and that the World Cup final of 2014 could only have happened because of the 1415 invasion of Morocco.

4/4: Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
This week, Paul asks "How did we get here?", quite literally, getting the studio audience to tell him how they got to the BBC Radio Theatre, and then regaling them with stories from the history of transport. From the area of London that became a Russian train station, to the man who revolutionised both the motor industry and the music charts, to the names of airports around the world, this programme about the world of planes, trains and automobiles will provide fascinating facts and surprising stories (unless you listen on a weekend, when a bus replacement service is in operation).

"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 10 JUNE 2019

MON 00:00 Night Terrace (m0005tll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jlt5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Henry Experiment (Omnibus) (b054051r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Afternoon Reading (b00yj88f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 You Will Be Safe Here (Omnibus) (m0005tlb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 The Best of English (m0005tld)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Stephen Wakelam - Death at the Bed End (m0005tlg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0005tlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b042ztrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
Terminus

Corpse

When a horrifically mutilated corpse is found on the railway track near the terminus, Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield's hardest job is to identify the victim.

Atmospheric thriller in five parts written by Nick Fisher.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Charles Simpson ..... DS Kevin Richards
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father)
David Jarvis ..... Jim Stevens
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
Paul Panting ..... Victim
John Evitts ..... Train Driver
Rachel Atkins ..... Passenger
Tom Bevan ..... Police Constable

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


MON 06:30 John Mayall's Blues Adventures (b00lg9y2)
Blues musician John Mayall presents a homage to the rhythm and blues scene that exploded in Britain in the early 1960s.

With contributions from Bill Wyman, Zoot Money and Eric Burdon.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


MON 07:00 Flying the Flag (b00dr99l)
Series 4

Endangered Species

Desperate to be seen to be Green, the Ambassadors from both East and West try to reconcile materialism with ecological common sense.

Agreement on policies proves impossible and time is running out: diplomacy may soon be extinct.

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 and Stephen Greif as US Ambassador Spiro Weinberg.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m0005mr8)
Series 84

Episode 4

Gyles Brandreth, Kerry Godliman, Jenny Eclair 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 (b007k06k)
Series 6

The Christmas Club

The lad lives to regret answering a knock at the front door.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Wilfred Babbage, Hugh Morton and Frank Partington.

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 (b007jm92)
Series 1

Sorry Wrong Number

A downed German plane sees the Home Guard platoon attempting to employ Captain Mainwaring's phone box drill...

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

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Graham Stark as Private Walker, Bill Pertwee as the ARP Warden, Pearl Hackney as Mrs Pike, Avril Angers as the Telephonist and John Forrest as the Lieutenant. 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 May 1974.


MON 09:00 Wordaholics (b04jlpn3)
Series 3

Episode 5

Stand up comedians Lloyd Langford, Holly Walsh and Paul Sinha and novelist and classicist Natalie Haynes join chair Gyles Brandreth for the panel game for word fans.

Today's Letter of the week is the sinuous letter 'S'. Lloyd Langford has to work out what the Victorian term 'Smothering a parrot' meant. Natalie Haynes works out what a 'Saint Giles Carpet' was. Holly Walsh works out what she'd be doing in the 1700s if she were to ride on 'Shank's mare'. And Paul Sinha works out what a 'spermologer' is.

In a round about portmanteau words Natalie is asked what a 'chork' is; Holly a 'geep'; Paul 'smirting' and Lloyd a 'flexitarian'.

Next the panellists are asked to guess the meaning of some foreign words which have no direct equivalent in English. Lloyd tries to guess the meaning of the Central American word 'chaquetero' and Holly works out what the Chilean phrase 'pagar el piso' means.

The panel then try and ban the words which drive them most mad including 'foodie' and 'chillax'.

Finally they try and decipher what the long-forgotten words from the early 1600s are: 'mulct','matrixe', 'pistated' and 'obnubilate'.

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


MON 09:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00lc98v)
Series 4

Centenary

There’s piano trouble as children and staff celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school's foundation.

The 100th episode of the 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 Brigit Forsyth as Mrs Eastwood, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Michael Cochrane as Mr Maxwell, Teresa Gallagher as Miss Featherstone, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reid, Janice Acquah as Mrs Khan, Paul Copley as Mr Long, James Grout as Mr Beeston, Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson, Margaret John as Mrs Stone and Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd.

With Corrine Douglas, Chris Parkinson, Angelo Andreou, James Ellis, Cherrelle Williams and Karim Zeroual as the children.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2005.


MON 10:00 Stella Gibbons - Westwood (b012yw3g)
Challis Charm

1943: Margaret Steggles moves to bomb-damaged London to take up her new teaching job.

Through a dropped ration book, she meets the Challises, who live at Westwood, an elegant house in Highgate. The Challis family have great charm, and, with the casual selfishness of the privileged, they soon take advantage of Margaret's slavish admiration.

Stella Gibbons' gentle comedy adapted in two parts by Lynne Truss.

Narrator/Lady Challis . . . . . . . . .Rosemary Leach
Margaret Steggles . . . . . . . . . . . Juliet Aubrey
Gerard Challis . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Fenton Stevens
Hilda Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saffron Burrows
Hebe Niland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Harker
Zita Mandelbaum . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mia Soteriou
Seraphina Challis . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phyllida Nash
Dick Fletcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Nibbs
Mrs Steggles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angela Barlow
Mr Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chris Donnelly
Grantey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacqueline Tong
Earl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin T Sherman
Mrs Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barbara Kellermann

Producer: Kate McAll

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0005tkz)
Series 5

Nudge

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

Guy Raz explores the simple ‘nudges’ in behaviour for managing our children, our health and aspirations.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b07g75p5)
Leona Lewis

Singer Leona Lewis chooses 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' by Roberta Flack and 'One Love' by Bob Marley.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k06k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jm92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 John Mayall's Blues Adventures (b00lg9y2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05r3tbc)
Gorsky

Episode 6

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 over his work and private life. As Nick gets drawn in to the world of the Russian community in London he begins to learn that its richest and most elusive member, Gorsky, is driven by one thing alone - his passion for Natalia Summerscale.

But although Gorsky met Natalia when she was not much more than a child in Russia, she is now married to a wealthy Englishman. A fact that Gorsky is determined to overlook.

Read by Philip Arditti

Written by Vesna Goldsworthy
Abridged by Isobel Creed

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


MON 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rqndz)
Colonists

Settlers arriving in America in the 17th century decreed the songs and sounds of native American Indians to be barbaric and wild - bloodcurdling hollering that might presage the most brutal of deaths.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex explores the colonial politics of sound.

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 (b05vwt1r)
Amicable

Episode 1

Sally drops a bombshell on her husband of over 20 years, Joe – she wants a divorce.

Her mind is made up. Joe is shocked and angry. How can they remain friends?

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are about to find out. Starring Con O’Neill and Christine Bottomley.

Written by Mark Davies Markham, Amicable tracks the five-month journey from marriage to separation.

As more and more marriages end in divorce, the whys and wherefores become lost in the what next. When children are involved, many parents strive to remain on good terms. But is this really possible, when one partner has told the other the relationship is over? And do any of us have the overwhelming right to individual happiness, once we are parents?

Sally wants an amicable divorce from her husband Joe. A man she calls her best friend. He goes into shock, denial, panic, fear, resistance, acknowledgment, acceptance then liberation.

Mark Davies Markham's story is developed out of interviews with real people, like his previous series Missing and Just a Girl.

Sally........................Christine Bottomley
Joe............................Con O'Neill

Director..............................Polly Thomas
Sound designer....................Cathy Robinson
Production Co-ordinator..........Eleri McAuliffe

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b05ssng2)
Antony Sher - Year of the Fat Knight

Episode 1

Antony Sher recounts the year in which he created and performed his version of Shakespeare's Falstaff - despite never intending to undertake such an iconic role.

Thirty years ago, a promising young actor published his account of preparing for and playing the role of Richard III. Antony Sher's Year of the King has since become a classic of theatre literature.

In 2014, Sher - in his 60s - was cast as Falstaff in Gregory Doran's Royal Shakespeare Company production of the two parts of Henry IV. Both the production and Sher's Falstaff were acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, with Sher winning the Critics' Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance.

Year of the Fat Knight is Antony Sher's account of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's best-known and most popular characters.

He tells us how he had doubts about playing the part at all; how he sought to reconcile Falstaff's obesity, drunkenness, cowardice and charm; how he wrestled with the fat suit needed to bulk him up; and how he explored the complexities and contradictions of this comic yet often dangerous personality.

On the way, Sher paints a uniquely close-up portrait of the RSC at work.

Read by Antony Sher

Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


MON 15:00 Stella Gibbons - Westwood (b012yw3g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Wordaholics (b04jlpn3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00lc98v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b00dr99l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0005mr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Heart of Hark'un (b007jq83)
Episode 1

The Great Wizard sends student sorcerer Arcos on a mission, little realising how perilous and menacing it will prove to be...

A fantasy-adventure by Peter Thomson and Jamie Thomson in six parts.

Arcos ..... Francis Thomson
Kaddah ..... Trevor Peacock
Vanna ..... Elizabeth Whiting
Shazir ..... Crawford Logan
Bereneth ..... Edward Kelsey
Va ..... Melanie Hudson
Alviza ..... Emma Fielding
Zander ..... Robert Portal
Kishah ..... John Church
Rashiq ..... Theresa Streatfeild

Producer: Peter Hutchings

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in September 1991.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b009fwpr)
Sheena McDonald and Sally Lindsay

Kate Mosse is joined by broadcaster Sheena McDonald and actress Sally Lindsay to talk about favourite books by FH Burnett, Steven Johnson and Patrick Suskind.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher: Penguin

The Ghost Map: A Street, an Epidemic and the Hidden Power of Urban Networks by Steven Johnson
Publisher: Penguin

Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Publisher: Penguin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k06k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jm92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Dad's Army (b007jm92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0005tkz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (b07g75p5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0005mr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Clare in the Community (b008xg02)
Series 4

My Funny Valentine

Brian is amazed that Clare’s remembered Valentine's Day and booked a restaurant.

The only trouble is... she hasn't.

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 Ben Onwukwe and Sam Pamphilon.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.


MON 22:55 Comedy Club Extra (m0005tl3)
A Book at Bathtime 4/7

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.


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (m0005mk5)
Series 19

Episode 1

This series of Dead Ringers features Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis Macleod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey,

The producer and creator is Bill Dare
A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Radio Active (b008pc9s)
Series 4

Salute to New York

It's Radio Active's live transatlantic link-up with the Big Apple, but sadly Mike Channel is stuck behind in the UK studio.

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

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

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

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1984.



TUESDAY 11 JUNE 2019

TUE 00:00 The Heart of Hark'un (b007jq83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b009fwpr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 John Mayall's Blues Adventures (b00lg9y2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05r3tbc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rqndz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b05vwt1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b05ssng2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Stella Gibbons - Westwood (b012yw3g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Wordaholics (b04jlpn3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00lc98v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b00dr99l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0005mr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
Terminus

Busker

The "Lucky Charm" murders mount up. Shelley, the Irish busker, is under suspicion for the murders, but DS Richards is convinced she's "a nice kid".

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Charles Simpson ..... DS Kevin Richards
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father)
Neville Jason ..... Timothy Lynham
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Tina Grey ..... Mrs Winterton
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
David Jarvis ..... Station Announcer
Margaret John ..... Bag Lady

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


TUE 06:30 Building Bridges - The Art of the Middle 8 (b01s3791)
Midge Ure explores the art and the craft of the bridge, or middle 8, in popular song.

Think of A Day In The Life, Good Vibrations, We Can Work It Out, I'm Not In Love and Born To Run. Each of them features a clever middle section which builds musical tension.

It's not always in the middle and it's not always 8 bars in length, but its job is always to introduce a new element into the song, a new chord sequence or melody, a change in the arrangement or an instrumental solo.

Jazz pianist Neil Cowley traces its origins back to Mozart, musicologist Helen Caddick and journalist David Hepworth discuss the drama a good bridge can create, and songwriters Justin Currie and Boo Hewerdine demonstrate some of the most memorable examples and how they were composed.

Boo even composes a new middle 8 for a famous Bee Gees song which doesn't have one.

Produced by Trevor Dann
A TDC production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


TUE 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b00d4qky)
Series 3

Private Views

Events organiser Rosie plans a private view for an odious art dealer.

Rosie Burns faces more challenges in running her family's event management company, where the clients are only part of the problem...

The third of four series of Simon Brett's sitcom.

Rosie ..... Prunella Scales
Jo ..... Rebecca Callard
Bob ..... Duncan Preston
Tess ..... Annette Badland
Lindley Gore ..... Jeremy Clyde
Charlie McGunn ..... Kenny Blyth

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


TUE 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m0005mvd)
Series 13

The Bed Blocker

Ed Reardon returns to lead us through his week, as he keeps mind, soul and cat together.


TUE 08:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01mrq07)
From 15/06/1974

Kenneth Williams and Ted Ray probe the world of booze and do battle the legend of Lord Nelson.

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 (b007k45h)
The Grapevine

Audrey tries to fool Devere that she has been on holiday to Spain.

Starring Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.

Keith Barron ..... Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne ..... Marjory Frobisher
Nicholas McArdle ..... Brabinger
Margery Withers ..... Mrs Polouvicka
Frank Middlemass ..... Ned
Zulema Dene ..... Mrs Plunkett

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 descent.

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

Adapted from his TV scripts by Peter Spence.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1997.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (m0005mk5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Other Man (b0076xfs)
The Flaw

Travis meets Grace, the woman of his dreams. But will he still feel the same way after he discovers her fatal flaw - her husband?

Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

Travis ..... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Grace ..... Charlotte Randle
Charlie ..... Paul Reynolds
Serena ..... Alice Lowe
Alice ..... Clare Cathcart
George ..... Russell Bentley
Ian ..... Andrew Westfield

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


TUE 10:00 Stella Gibbons - Westwood (b01322b0)
Disillusionment

Teacher Margaret Steggles wonders if pompous playwright Gerald Challis really is the man of her dreams?

Conclusion of Stella Gibbons' gentle comedy adapted by Lynne Truss.

Narrator/Lady Challis . . . . . . . . .Rosemary Leach
Margaret Steggles . . . . . . . . . . . Juliet Aubrey
Gerard Challis . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Fenton Stevens
Hilda Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saffron Burrows
Hebe Niland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Harker
Zita Mandelbaum . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mia Soteriou
Seraphina Challis . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phyllida Nash
Dick Fletcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Nibbs
Mrs Steggles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angela Barlow
Mr Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chris Donnelly
Grantey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacqueline Tong
Earl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin T Sherman
Mrs Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barbara Kellermann

Producer: Kate McAll

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m0005tlr)
Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay is a writer and broadcaster who self-published his first book of poetry, when he was just 18 years old.

As a child of the state, he was named Norman after one of the many social workers he encountered whilst growing up, and Greenwood after the Lancashire family who initially fostered him.

When Norman Greenwood left foster care, there were five different children’s homes. Then, at the age of 17, he was given two bits of paper which changed his life. One was a letter from his Ethiopian birth mother, Yemarshet Sissay, the other was a birth certificate which revealed that his true name was Lemn.

Since then, Lemn has been exploring his own history, sharing his tales, in poetry, documentaries and on stage.

This episode of Telling Tales features the 2009 Radio 4 documentary Child Of The State, in which Lemn tracks down people and stories from his time in care, as well as an extract from the one man play Something Dark.

Lemn also talks about his BAFTA-nominated television documentary Superkids; and an upcoming “memoir with a message” titled My Name Is Why.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra


TUE 12:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01mrq07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 To the Manor Born (b007k45h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Building Bridges - The Art of the Middle 8 (b01s3791)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05r3wgt)
Gorsky

Episode 7

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. But he soon discovers that Natalia is the woman for whom Gorsky is building his lavish palace, opposite The Laurels, with every intention that she should leave her husband and renew her ten year old promise to him.

Tom Summerscale is growing increasingly jealous, and Natalia seems to be waiting before she makes her move.

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 (b01rqpkp)
Shutting In

In the 18th century, Edinburgh was one of most overcrowded cities in Europe. Narrow alleys or 'wynds' separated looming tenement buildings, each housing multiple families. Individuals of very different classes and ways of life had to rub along in cramped conditions.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex squeezes in among them, and explains how a similar situation in Paris led to a surreal and brutal massacre of cats.

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 (b05vx9vw)
Amicable

Episode 2

Sally accuses Joe of having been unfaithful. They both make sure their daughter are okay, despite their growing anger with each other about how they have ended up in this place.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are finding out. Starring Con ONeill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

As more and more marriages end in divorce, the whys and wherefores become lost in the what next. When children are involved, many parents strive to remain on good terms. But is this really possible, when one partner has told the other the relationship is over? And do any of us have the overwhelming right to individual happiness, once we are parents?

Sally wants an amicable divorce from her husband Joe. A man she calls her best friend. He goes into shock, denial, panic, fear, resistance, acknowledgment, acceptance then liberation.

Amicable tracks the five month journey from marriage to separation.

Mark Davies Markham's story is developed out of interviews with real people, like his previous series Missing and Just a Girl.

Sally........................Christine Bottomley
Joe............................Con O'Neill

Director..............................Polly Thomas
Sound designer....................Cathy Robinson
Production Co-ordinator..........Eleri McAuliffe

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b05t609j)
Antony Sher - Year of the Fat Knight

Episode 2

Antony Sher recounts the year in which he created and performed his version of Shakespeare's Falstaff - despite never intending to undertake such an iconic role.

Thirty years ago, a promising young actor published his account of preparing for and playing the role of Richard III. Antony Sher's Year of the King has since become a classic of theatre literature.

In 2014, Sher - in his 60s - was cast as Falstaff in Gregory Doran's Royal Shakespeare Company production of the two parts of Henry IV. Both the production and Sher's Falstaff were acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, with Sher winning the Critics' Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance.

Year of the Fat Knight is Antony Sher's account of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's best-known and most popular characters.

He tells us how he had doubts about playing the part at all; how he sought to reconcile Falstaff's obesity, drunkenness, cowardice and charm; how he wrestled with the fat suit needed to bulk him up; and how he explored the complexities and contradictions of this comic yet often dangerous personality.

On the way, Sher paints a uniquely close-up portrait of the RSC at work.

Read by Antony Sher

Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


TUE 15:00 Stella Gibbons - Westwood (b01322b0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Genius (b0081cvq)
Series 3

Simon Munnery

Garments made of human dust fragments? More of the public's inventions. Simon Munnery joins Dave Gorman. From October 2007.


TUE 16:30 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b04kf60f)
Series 10

How to Be Better

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

Using just the Bible, the Monarchy and Audrey Hepburn, Jeremy Hardy promises to build a whole new you.

Welcome to "Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation", a series of debates in which 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 p - and was a much-loved regular on both The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Written by Jeremy Hardy

Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014.


TUE 17:00 Smelling of Roses (b00d4qky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m0005mvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 The Heart of Hark'un (b007v25z)
Episode 2

Novice sorcerer Arcos is appalled by Kaddah's behaviour. Alviza is attacked mentally.

A fantasy-adventure by Peter Thomson and Jamie Thomson.

Arcos ..... Francis Thomson
Kaddah ..... Trevor Peacock
Vanna ..... Elizabeth Whiting
Shazir ..... Crawford Logan
Bereneth ..... Edward Kelsey
Va ..... Melanie Hudson
Alviza ..... Emma Fielding
Zander ..... Robert Portal
The General ..... Clarence Smith

Producer: Peter Hutchings

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in September 1991.


TUE 18:30 Sounds Natural (m0005tlt)
Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers

Married actors Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers talk to Derek Jones about the filming of Born Free in Africa, when they played real-life couple, Joy and George Adamson, who raised an orphaned lion cub called Elsa. They reveal it's influence over their subsequent approach to life.

Featuring recordings from the BBC Sound Archive - from the Brain Fever bird to the wild otter.

Producer: John Burton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1972.


TUE 19:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01mrq07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 To the Manor Born (b007k45h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Building Bridges - The Art of the Middle 8 (b01s3791)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m0005tlr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (m0005mvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' (b06r1cvy)
Series 2

Episode 3

Spiritual advice with a strange twist - and a gaggle of Kens.

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

Performers:
Lucy Trodd
Ruth Bratt
Adam Meggido
Oliver Senton

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

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


TUE 22:55 Comedy Club Extra (m0005tlw)
A Book at Bathtime 5/7

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.


TUE 23:00 Vent (b00t6v4j)
Series 1

Switching Off

As he lies unconscious in intensive care, Ben's mind takes him on the most difficult journey yet. Travelling through the landscape of his own chaotic brain, it looks surprisingly like Mordor.

In the real world, it's time to see if Ben can breathe on his own.

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, Tim Whitnall and Scarlett Milburn-Smith.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.


TUE 23:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01rr7z8)
Series 5

London

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto using policies suggested by his BBC Radio Theatre audience in London.

Agenda:

1) Bedroom tax to be applied to MPs' second homes
2) Re-nationalise the railways
3) Make politicians more directly accountable

Researcher: Susan McNicholas
Producer: Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.



WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 2019

WED 00:00 The Heart of Hark'un (b007v25z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Sounds Natural (m0005tlt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Building Bridges - The Art of the Middle 8 (b01s3791)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05r3wgt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rqpkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b05vx9vw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b05t609j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Stella Gibbons - Westwood (b01322b0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Genius (b0081cvq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (b04kf60f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Smelling of Roses (b00d4qky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m0005mvd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
Terminus

Playing Games

Timothy Lineham, MP, is the 'Lucky Charm' killer's third victim. A drugs or terrorist connection seems likely. Events take a bizarre turn for DS Julie Enfield.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Charles Simpson ..... DS Kevin Richards
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father)
Tina Grey ..... Mrs Winterton
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
David Jarvis ..... Station Announcer
Tom Bevan ..... The Beggar

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


WED 06:30 Absinthe Makes the Art Grow Fonder (b036w39g)
The novelist and poet Michèle Roberts presents a history of absinthe, and its influence on art and writing.

Toulouse-Lautrec, Verlaine, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway - all are united by their love of absinthe. In the late 19th century, it became so popular that 5pm, when absinthe was served, became known as 'the Green Hour'.

Artists celebrated this bitter-sweet, aperitif. The way it changes from clear green to milky white with the addition of water is an alcoholic metaphor for inspiration and artistic transformation. But absinthe is very strong, and was thought to be hallucinogenic.

Artists' subjects and modes of expression changed radically in the later C19th. Artists and writers seemed to pursue lives of reckless extremity. Michèle investigates how all this became associated with absinthe. A symbol of the demi-monde, 'the green fairy' was demonised and banned in much of Europe (including in France), and America. At first an aid to inspiration, did absinthe lead to fondness, in the Shakespearian sense of foolishness? Did absinthe make the art grow fonder?

Michèle meets George Rowley, absinthe entrepreneur, who initiates her into the rituals of its consumption and Marie-Claude Delahaye of the absinthe museum in Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh lived, who helped Rowley recreate absinthe using old recipes. The historian Jad Adams and Pataphysician Kevin Jackson explain the myths surrounding the spirit; its rise, decline and fall - and recent resurgence. Barnaby Wright of the Courtauld Institute explores the fascination of absinthe for the young Picasso. And, under its influence, Michèle writes a poem. Maurice Riordan, editor of Poetry Review, judges whether absinthe inspires or wrecks her work.

Producer: Julian May

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


WED 07:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00b2gpj)
The Mystery of the Obese Escapologist

Baker Street’s Great Detective Sherlock Holmes probes the murky world of a Victorian music hall.

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

With Chris Emmett as Dr Watson, June Whitfield as Mrs Hudson and Geoffrey Whitehead as Moriarty.

Musical accompaniment: Ian Smith.

Producer: Chris Neill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1999.


WED 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m0005mw2)
Series 8

Episode 3

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.

This episode, contains some handy mnemonics, an unilluminating interview, and a de-illuminating editor's note. Support for John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme comes from all the usual companies who support podcasts.

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

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

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


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b0161ny3)
Series 8

Mr Phillips' Promotion

The oldest Sub-Lieutenant in the navy sparks upset when he gets ideas above his station.

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 Taffy, Michael Bates as Captain Aitchison 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 (b009364g)
The SS Lotus

Simon Sparrow soon realises that life as a ship's doctor is far from plain sailing.

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 Jock Hornby, Edward Cast as Taffy Evans and Peter Jones as Easter.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1969.


WED 09:00 The 99p Challenge (b007js7q)
Series 3

Episode 3

Crazy panel show capers as host Sue Perkins grills Simon Pegg, Armando Iannucci, Ben Moor and Nick Frost.

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 August 2001.


WED 09:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2cn)
Series 2

The Wedding

Everyone is looking forward to Hillfield's big wedding ceremony, but in which synagogue?

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
Brian ...... Jonathan Kydd
Harriet ...... Eve Karpf
Nat ...... Harry Landis
Bernice ...... Laura Shavin
Clive ...... Joshua Towb

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


WED 10:00 Ivan Turgenev - On the Eve (m0005tnw)
The Search for Love

Who will Elena fall in love with? The artist, Shubin or the philosopher Bersyenev? The she meets a real hero, Insarov.

Starring Amanda Root as Elena and Philip Franks as Insarov.

Ivan Turgenev's romantic novella dramatised in two parts by Michael Crompton.

Pavel Shubin .... John Lloyd Fillingham
Andrei Bersyenev .... Mark Chatterton
Anna .... Jane Cox
Nikolai .... Russell Dixon
Uvar .... Alan Partington
Zoya ... Saskia Downes
Fedushka ... Keith Clifford
German bully... Martin Oldfield
with John Griffin and Stephen Tomlin

Director: Michael Fox

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


WED 11:00 The Slumber King (b0185b1b)
Owen's walking stick unlocks the door to a journey beneath the Welsh mountains...and an astounding discovery.

Written by Kevin Crossley-Holland.

Read by Andy Hockley.

Producer: Nigel Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1990.


WED 11:15 Drama (b049z7x1)
Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Nine Lives by Anna Maria Murphy

Beth's elderly father Patrick has a lifetime's worth of stories, and Beth knows them so well she almost feels as if she's lived them herself.

But one story she finds hard to believe – Patrick claims that he was never born. That he's lived forever. As Beth tries to untangle the truth of her father's birth, she uncovers an unexpected family secret.

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

Beth .... Eiry Thomas
Patrick .... Peter Marinker
Bill .... Christian Patterson
Mrs Knowles .... Sharon Morgan
Miriam/Janet .... Eirlys Bellin
Reg/Harold .... Matthew Gravelle

Written by Anna Maria Murphy.
Directed by James Robinson.

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


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b0161ny3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Doctor at Large (b009364g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Absinthe Makes the Art Grow Fonder (b036w39g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05r3zc2)
Gorsky

Episode 8

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

On a sweltering May afternoon, Nick and Gorsky are invited to join the Summerscales, and Gery, at their rooftop pool. The shock of discovering the physical resemblance - identically misshapen little toes between Gorsky and Natalia Summerscale’s ten year old daughter Daisy leaves Nick stunned.

Tom Summerscale, already embroiled in an affair himself, is clearly furious. Finally cards are placed on the table in a bar in Notting Hill. But the drama has only just begun to come to a head.

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 (b01rr4w4)
Master and Servant

Grand town houses in the 18th century seemed to promise privacy. But in fact they offered anything but - the family home often included not just parents and children, but also elderly relatives, unmarried sisters, paying lodgers, and the nosiest neighbours of the lot, the servants.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex eavesdrops on the whispers, gossip and scandal of the 18th century house, and tells the salacious tale of John Burt, a navy captain from Canterbury, who took his young wife Harriet to court for impropriety - on the evidence of his cook.

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 (b05vzzyb)
Amicable

Episode 3

Sally and Joe are still sharing the family home, carefully negotiating a new dynamic whilst sharing parenting, but both beginning to consider the possibility of seeing other people.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are finding out. Starring Con ONeill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

As more and more marriages end in divorce, the whys and wherefores become lost in the what next. When children are involved, many parents strive to remain on good terms. But is this really possible, when one partner has told the other the relationship is over? And do any of us have the overwhelming right to individual happiness, once we are parents?

Sally wants an amicable divorce from her husband Joe. A man she calls her best friend. He goes into shock, denial, panic, fear, resistance, acknowledgment, acceptance then liberation.

Amicable tracks the five month journey from marriage to separation.

Mark Davies Markham's story is developed out of interviews with real people, like his previous series Missing and Just a Girl.

Sally........................Christine Bottomley
Joe............................Con O'Neill

Director..............................Polly Thomas
Sound designer....................Cathy Robinson
Production Co-ordinator..........Eleri McAuliffe

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b05t620v)
Antony Sher - Year of the Fat Knight

Episode 3

Antony Sher recounts the year in which he created and performed his version of Shakespeare's Falstaff - despite never intending to undertake such an iconic role.

Thirty years ago, a promising young actor published his account of preparing for and playing the role of Richard III. Antony Sher's Year of the King has since become a classic of theatre literature.

In 2014, Sher - in his 60s - was cast as Falstaff in Gregory Doran's Royal Shakespeare Company production of the two parts of Henry IV. Both the production and Sher's Falstaff were acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, with Sher winning the Critics' Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance.

Year of the Fat Knight is Antony Sher's account of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's best-known and most popular characters.

He tells us how he had doubts about playing the part at all; how he sought to reconcile Falstaff's obesity, drunkenness, cowardice and charm; how he wrestled with the fat suit needed to bulk him up; and how he explored the complexities and contradictions of this comic yet often dangerous personality.

On the way, Sher paints a uniquely close-up portrait of the RSC at work.

Read by Antony Sher

Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


WED 15:00 Ivan Turgenev - On the Eve (m0005tnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 99p Challenge (b007js7q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2cn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00b2gpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m0005mw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 The Heart of Hark'un (b007jq8x)
Episode 3

Shaznir calls on the power of the Deadlands, while Arcos meets a strange Brotherhood.

A fantasy-adventure by Peter Thomson and Jamie Thomson.

Arcos ..... Francis Thomson
Kaddah ..... Trevor Peacock
Vanna ..... Elizabeth Whiting
Shazir ..... Crawford Logan
Bereneth ..... Edward Kelsey
Va ..... Melanie Hudson
Alviza ..... Emma Fielding
Zander ..... Robert Portal
The General ..... Clarence Smith
Rashiq ..... Theresa Streatfeild

Producer: Peter Hutchings

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in September 1991.


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jn9p)
Series 2

Maureen Lipman

Actress Maureen Lipman looks back on her career in film, TV and the theatre, as she entertains an audience.

Featuring memories of growing up in Hull and her great heroine, Joyce Grenfell.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b0161ny3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Doctor at Large (b009364g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Absinthe Makes the Art Grow Fonder (b036w39g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Slumber King (b0185b1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Drama (b049z7x1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m0005mw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b007n101)
Series 1

Gossip

Adam Bloom investigates exactly who starts rumours?

Helping Adam to silence wagging tongues are Sarah Kennedy, Brendon Burns and Stefano Paolini.

Written by Adam Bloom.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.


WED 22:45 The Shuttleworths (b007jm3p)
Series 2

Wireless Wanderings (Part 2)

Sheffield’s aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth and his agent Ken continue their expedition of the radio airwaves.

Featuring Sue Lawley, Melvyn Bragg, Terry Wogan and Ken Bruce.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows. With Charlotte Green.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1995.


WED 22:55 Comedy Club Extra (m0005tny)
A Book at Bathtime 6/7

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.


WED 23:00 Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun (b007k1z6)
Greenwich

Driving instructors, pornography and a surprise from Supermarket Sweep's TV host, Dale Winton.

From Greenwich University, London.

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

With Peter Baynham, Rebecca Front and John Thomson.

Special guest: Dale Winton

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 November 1993.


WED 23:30 I Think I've Got a Problem (b007xvrp)
Series 1

Episode 3

Tom gets a job as an international courier and has to deliver a package to a contact in Spain.

However, after his "imaginary" band spark mayhem on the plane, Tom and Sadie find themselves caught up in a world of death and deception.

Still, if a good song won't cheer them all up, nothing will.

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 ..... Air Stewardess

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 13 JUNE 2019

THU 00:00 The Heart of Hark'un (b007jq8x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jn9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Absinthe Makes the Art Grow Fonder (b036w39g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05r3zc2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rr4w4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b05vzzyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b05t620v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Ivan Turgenev - On the Eve (m0005tnw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The 99p Challenge (b007js7q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2cn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00b2gpj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m0005mw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
Terminus

Fury

Now that her friend, DS Kevin Richards, has been found murdered, Enfield is full of extra anger.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father)
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Paul Panting ..... Tim Johnson
Peter Whitman ..... Stan Rickman
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
Teresa Gallagher ..... Di
David JarvisStation ..... Announcer

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


THU 06:30 Nightingales of India (b0210pl8)
This is the remarkable story of two iconic sisters revered by Bollywood fans the world over. Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle are two of the finest and most prolific female vocalists in the business. They are playback singers extraordinaire - providing the singing voices of generations of film actresses.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown tells the story of the sisters from a humble background parallels the story of Bollywood and of India itself.

Known as the 'nightingales of India', they have forged careers spanning more than six decades. One or the other of them is rarely out of the record books as the most recorded artist in the world.

The sisters were born into a theatrical family. Lata, the older of the two, who is interviewed in the programme was left, at the age of thirteen, to support the whole family. After much hardship she got her big break and, just as the Hindi film industry was taking off at the end of the thirties, a star was born. Now in her 80s, despite her fame and fortune, she leads a quiet, simple life and remains unmarried. Her younger sister Asha, now in her eighties too, was far from shy and retiring. Teenage elopement, affairs and divorce make her the dangerous half of the duo. She too made it to the top.

Everyone who is anyone in Bollywood has worked with or is familiar with the sisters' work. And the programme includes a rare interview with Lata Mangeshkar herself.

Please note: at one point, the presenter refers to Lata and Asha's audience as being in "south east asia". This should be an audience in "south asia".

Producer: Mohini Patel

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2013.


THU 07:00 Dot (b0736pkk)
Series 1

Eenie Meenie Miney... Spy!

Dot and the gals are tasked with an important mission, to monitor the Russian Ambassador, Comrade Pavlenti Lavovich. But Lavovich seems more interested in singing sensation, Harriet Pertly.

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
Comrade Pavlenti Lavovich ..... Nick Underwood
Miss Harriet Pertly ..... Scarlett Brookes
Bomber Johnson ..... Sean Baker

Director: Jessica Mitic

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


THU 07:30 Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice (b07x6mf3)
Series 2

Saving Brother Ryan

Comedian Deborah Frances-White, having recalled her days as a teenage Jehovah's Witness in Australia, hears from a young Canadian man and decides to rescue him from the movement.

With the additional vocal talents of Alex Lowe (Barry from Watford), Margaret Cabourn-Smith (John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme) and Laurence Dobiesz (What the Papers Say).

In this second episode, Deborah Francis-White travels out to Canada to rescue a 23yr old man from the clutches of the Jehovah's Witness elders. She pretends to be his aunt and teaches him comedy improvisation and how to date a girl. Her hilarious adventures include sharing a legal high with Ryan and trying to talk her way out of being trapped in a closed room by FBI - like elders of the religious movement. She tries to escape without getting Ryan into further trouble.

A So Radio production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 Benny Hill (b08nyvmt)
Benny Hill Time

From 12/04/1964

Fred Scuttle describes his exclusive club for playboys and a bingo winner heads for Paris.

With Peter Vernon, Jan Waters, Patricia Hayes and Anthony Sharp,

Music from 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 (b00j5h2x)
Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Number 10 is keen to secure a nuclear-free rubbish capability, but so is the Kremlin. Stars Harry Secombe. From January 1959.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m0005tms)
Series 2

Oscar Wilde

James Walton chairs the literary quiz with Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Harry Ritchie and Frank Delaney

Author of the week: Oscar Wilde.

Reader: Becky Hindley

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


THU 09:30 Rent (b066fy4b)
Series 4

Episode 5

Paul and Ruby are delighted to see the back of Dave.

Maria and Richard are finding Eva rather harder to get rid of.

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

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

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


THU 10:00 Ivan Turgenev - On the Eve (m0005tmv)
The Disappearance

Insarov's sudden disappearance is bewildering to Elena. But she is determined to love him, whatever the cost.

Starring Amanda Root as Elena and Philip Franks as Insarov.

Conclusion of Ivan Turgenev's romantic story of love and patriotism, dramatised in two parts by Michael Crompton.

Pavel Shubin .... John Lloyd Fillingham
Andrei Bersyenev .... Mark Chatterton
Anna .... Jane Cox
Nikolai .... Russell Dixon
Uvar .... Alan Partington
Zoya ... Saskia Downes
Fedushka ... Keith Clifford
Priest's wife / old woman .... Ann Rye
Kurnatovski .... John Griffin
Renditch .... Martin Oldfield
Lupoyarov ....Stephen Tomlin

Director: Michael Fox

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993


THU 11:00 Ruth Rendell Stories (b07mqxy6)
Weeds

Rodney Hithe is having a charity weed hunt - but the discovery of a poppy in his immaculate garden sparks horrifying consequences.

David Holt reads Ruth Rendell’s short story.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1993.


THU 11:15 Drama (b04brn3h)
Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Elephants All the Way Up by Lavinia Murray

Harper works in a zoo. He is a simple soul but his life is complicated.

His wife is desperate for a baby, and his angry dad is a bare knuckle boxer. Then the ground starts to shift - literally.

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

Harper.............................Graeme Hawley
Yolanda...........................Kate Coogan
Dad.................................Seamus O'Neill
Carlos.............................Chris Jack
Arlo/Turtle.......................Lloyd Peters
Grayson/Turtle................Malcolm Raeburn
Woman/Turtle.................Lisa Allen

Surreal comedy written by Lavinia Murray

Directed by Gary Brown.

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


THU 12:00 Benny Hill (b08nyvmt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b00j5h2x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Nightingales of India (b0210pl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05r40rc)
Gorsky

Episode 9

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

With the discovery of Janice Allaoui’s body in his Covent Garden flat, Tom Summerscale is arrested. Nick remains convinced of his innocence, as does Natalia who feels she needs to stand by her husband.

Gorsky has moved into his new house but is left waiting and wondering if Natalia and his daughter will ever join him there.

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 (b01rr7rp)
Slavery and Rebellion

Many slaves would have heard the sounds of home for the last time as they waited at Ghana's Gate of No Return to be herded onto a ship to the new world. Far away on the Carolina plantations, they were expected to be quiet or to sing to demonstrate contentment with their lot.

But in 1739, one of the largest and most violent revolts in American history took place - and for a brief time the slaves were anything but silent.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex tells the story of the Stono River 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 (b05w456k)
Amicable

Episode 4

As Joe's new relationship becomes more serious, Sally gets a grip on her own anger and finds renewed friendship with Joe.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are finding out. Starring Con ONeill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

As more and more marriages end in divorce, the whys and wherefores become lost in the what next. When children are involved, many parents strive to remain on good terms. But is this really possible, when one partner has told the other the relationship is over? And do any of us have the overwhelming right to individual happiness, once we are parents?

Sally wants an amicable divorce from her husband Joe. A man she calls her best friend. He goes into shock, denial, panic, fear, resistance, acknowledgment, acceptance then liberation.

Amicable tracks the five month journey from marriage to separation.

Mark Davies Markham's story is developed out of interviews with real people, like his previous series Missing and Just a Girl.

Sally........................Christine Bottomley
Joe............................Con O'Neill

Director..............................Polly Thomas
Sound designer....................Cathy Robinson
Production Co-ordinator..........Eleri McAuliffe

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b05t63jh)
Antony Sher - Year of the Fat Knight

Episode 4

Antony Sher recounts the year in which he created and performed his version of Shakespeare's Falstaff - despite never intending to undertake such an iconic role.

Thirty years ago, a promising young actor published his account of preparing for and playing the role of Richard III. Antony Sher's Year of the King has since become a classic of theatre literature.

In 2014, Sher - in his 60s - was cast as Falstaff in Gregory Doran's Royal Shakespeare Company production of the two parts of Henry IV. Both the production and Sher's Falstaff were acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, with Sher winning the Critics' Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance.

Year of the Fat Knight is Antony Sher's account of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's best-known and most popular characters.

He tells us how he had doubts about playing the part at all; how he sought to reconcile Falstaff's obesity, drunkenness, cowardice and charm; how he wrestled with the fat suit needed to bulk him up; and how he explored the complexities and contradictions of this comic yet often dangerous personality.

On the way, Sher paints a uniquely close-up portrait of the RSC at work.

Read by Antony Sher

Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


THU 15:00 Ivan Turgenev - On the Eve (m0005tmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m0005tms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Rent (b066fy4b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Dot (b0736pkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice (b07x6mf3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 The Heart of Hark'un (b007jq8l)
Episode 4

One word is the key to the Grimoire. But is Arcos able to harness its magical power?

A fantasy-adventure by Peter Thomson and Jamie Thomson.

Arcos ..... Francis Thomson
Kaddah ..... Trevor Peacock
Vanna ..... Elizabeth Whiting
Shazir ..... Crawford Logan
Bereneth ..... Edward Kelsey
Va ..... Melanie Hudson
Alviza ..... Emma Fielding
Zander ..... Robert Portal
The General ..... Clarence Smith
Rashiq ..... Theresa Streatfeild

Producer: Peter Hutchings

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in September 1991.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b048vst3)
Series 1

King Hussein

Racing driver Jackie Stewart discusses his good friend King Hussein of Jordan with journalist Patrick Seale. From 2001.

Racing driver Jackie Stewart nominates King Hussein of Jordan, a man he came to know as a friend, and who he believes led a great life.

When King Hussein died in 1999, he had ruled his country for 46 years, survived the tumultuous politics of the Middle East and numerous assassination attempts.

Jackie met the ruler early in his career, because King Hussein was a motor sport enthusiast, and he remembers a generous host, who gave good advice.

Joan Bakewell and Jackie Stewart are joined by journalist Patrick Seale, a long time chronicler of Middle East affairs. Patrick argues that, while King Hussein was a well-mannered man and formidable politician, there was a wily side.


THU 19:00 Benny Hill (b08nyvmt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b00j5h2x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Nightingales of India (b0210pl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Ruth Rendell Stories (b07mqxy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b04brn3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice (b07x6mf3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Britain Versus the World (b04ybblk)
Series 1

Episode 5

The 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 Zoe Lyons while the captain of the Rest of the World - Henning Wehn - is teamed with Canadian stand-up Tony Law. The contest is overseen by Irishman Ed Byrne who does his very best to stay impartial.

Host
Ed Byrne

Guests
Hal Cruttenden
Henning Wehn
Zoe Lyons
Tony Law

Programme Associate Bill Matthews

Devised and produced by Ashley Blaker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


THU 22:55 Comedy Club Extra (m0005tn0)
A Book at Bathtime 7/7

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.


THU 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k0zt)
Series 1

School Parties Welcome

The Museum enjoys a visit from some schoolchildren as they learn the origin of scampi in the new Undersea Adventure display.

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

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.


THU 23:30 At Home With The Snails (b00c8rbm)
Series 2

Episode 3

Snail obsessed Alex’s plan to rescue snails by bringing them home hits a snag..,

George and Beverly continue faking their deaths in order to bring their family closer.

Second series of Gerard Foster's comedy drama

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

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.



FRIDAY 14 JUNE 2019

FRI 00:00 The Heart of Hark'un (b007jq8l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b048vst3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Nightingales of India (b0210pl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05r40rc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rr7rp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b05w456k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b05t63jh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Ivan Turgenev - On the Eve (m0005tmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m0005tms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Rent (b066fy4b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Dot (b0736pkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice (b07x6mf3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxtt)
Terminus

Clue

The "Lucky Charm" killer has claimed four lives. DS Enfield now believes the murderer is female. Then someone sends her a photograph...

Conclusion of Nick Fisher's atmospheric thriller.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father)
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Claire Russell ..... Rachel
David Jarvis ..... Station Announcer

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


FRI 06:30 Percy Edwards Showdown (b00htwx7)
David Attenborough stars in a new role: radio quizmaster - in a show all about Percy Edwards, who enjoyed a 70 year career impersonating birds and beasts.

That was a first, and so is this programme - a documentary game-show, combining the strange story of Percy's life, with archive of his impersonations, interviews with those who knew him, and a quiz. Among the contestants are Bill Oddie and the comedian Alex Horne.

Percy Edwards discovered his talent for talking like animals when he was seven. Dozing under a tree, he heard what he thought was a wolf-whistle and discovered that it was a bird. For several weeks, Edwards kept hearing this greenfinch and found that, with practice, he could imitate it. He even took to eating canary seed before going to bed in the hope that he would wake in the morning singing like a bird.

Eventually he was able to produce the sound of more than 600 birds, and some other beasts (his was the voice of the killer whale in Orca, the alien in Alien and he provided sheep noises for Kate Bush's song The Dreaming). He took to the stage aged 11, was a stalwart of the Generation Game in the 1970's and gave his final performance aged 80 at the London palladium in 1989. His repertoire was extraordinary, all 13 calls of the chaffinch, the strangely grinding sound of the amorous capercaille and corgis barking in Welsh accents.

Quizmaster Attenborough will play bird calls for the teams to identify, some of which will not be the birds, but Percy's impressions, so can they tell the difference? They will be asked not only the identity of the bird, but its circumstances. Is this a cry of distress, alarm or a sexy song? Woven into the rounds will be snippets about Edwards' life from the BBC?s archive ? he appeared on Parkinson, Wogan and Morecambe & Wise - revealing the importance of his work for raising the public?s awareness of wildlife, and the significance of his role as an ornithologist.

Percy Edwards died in 1996 aged 88.

Producers: Emma Legg and Julian May

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


FRI 07:00 On the Rocks (b05vwtsk)
Series 2

Sermons

Father Tregarthan enlists the help of an unlikely source to help him with his irreligious parishioners.

1930s comedy set on the Scilly island of St. Martin's, just before the Second World War.

Written by Christopher William Hill.

Frank Gunwallow ..... Joseph Kloska
Tommy Trenear ..... Stuart Fox
Tregarthan ..... Peter Marinker
Ben Trenear ..... Alex Palmer
Morwenna-May ..... Alex Tregear
Signor Di Bicci ..... Sam Dale
Reggie Pender ..... Christopher William Hill

Director ..... Mary Peate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 07:30 A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics (b08h0c9k)
Series 2

The Neck

By John Nicholson and Richard Katz

In 19th-century Whitby, a magician prepares to compete with Harry Houdini at a major international Magic Convention. When a ship carrying a cargo of fifty coffins runs aground on the town's beach, he suspects Houdini of pulling a huge publicity stunt.

In this second series, the comedy troupe Peepolykus assume the roles of minor characters in great works of fiction and derail the plot of the book through their hapless buffoonery.

Director . . . . . Sasha Yevtushenko

Peepolykus (pronounced people-like-us) has exported its brand of irreverent comic theatre to over 100 towns and cities across four continents, often under the auspices of the British Council. The company's varied CV includes two tours of Bangladesh, winning the audience award at The Tehran Festival, performing to royalty in Brunei, to Indian states people in the Himalayas, a truly disastrous run in Barbados, an unforgettable stint on The Price is Right in Australia and other occasional bits of telly for the BBC. Their theatre scripts are licensed world wide and their award-winning musical with NYMT:UK is pencilled for re-launch. The company has also played for 3 months in the West End and collaborated with numerous organisations including Neal Street Productions, Aardman, NT, The Kevin Spacey Foundation and currently with Brunel University on STUCK - working with schools to adopt improvisation into the curriculum. Past forays on Radio 4 have included a co-penned series with Rik Mayall, a star-studded adaptation of A Christmas Carol and a live recording of The Hound of The Baskervilles. Peepolykus is produced by Eleanor Lloyd Productions.


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jmcm)
Series 1

Keep Unfit the Burkiss Way

Stay the way you are with unexpected adjustments.

The easy correspondence course. Just fill in your name cut out the coupon and give it to your grocer to receive strange looks.

With easy instruction from Denise Coffey, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Easy scripts by Andrew Marshall, John Mason and David Renwick.

Easy production by Simon Brett.

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1976.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlll)
Series 3

Tea for Two

A famous by-election visitor sparks party wars for the rag and bone duo.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With John Rye and Edward Kelsey.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962. The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

Adapted for radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by Gale Pedrick.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1971.


FRI 09:00 Say the Word (b00764mj)
Episode 2

Frank Delaney's panel game revolving around the English language from the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, Gloucestershire.

With Sheridan Morley, Jan Dalley, Humphrey Carpenter and Katie Fforde.

On hand to offer a witty perspective on the world of words are the Nimmo Twins

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


FRI 09:30 Home Again (m0005tnr)
Poling Off

Fulton and Margaret prepare to rededicate their vows.

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 before 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 Terence Rattigan - The Browning Version (b092ks2g)
Teacher Andrew Crocker-Harris is on the verge of retirement - and a divorce. But he has a shot at trying to redeem his dignity when a young schoolboy gives him an unexpected parting gift...

Terence Rattigan’s play was first performed on the London stage in 1948. Adapted by Cynthia Pughe.

Starring John Gielgud as Andrew Crocker-Harris and Angela Baddeley as Millie Crocker-Harris.

Frank Hunter ...... Brewster Mason
Taplow ...... Anthony Adams
Dr Frobisher ...... Clive Morton
Peter Gilbert ...... Denis Goacher
Mrs Gilbert ...... Anne Cullen
Schoolboy ...... Warren Hearnden

Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan, CBE (1911–1977) is remembered as a theatre heavyweight for dramas about the middle and upper-classes, including The Winslow Boy, The Deep Blue Sea and Separate Tables.

Director: Norman Wright

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in September 1957.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00061y9)
Sexuality and gender with A Gay And A Non Gay

Amanda Litherland is joined by James Barr and Dan Hudson (A Gay And A Non Gay) to recommend podcasts discussing sexuality and gender. Bryan Safi from Throwing Shade is interviewed.
Also featuring: The Gender Knot and Qmunnity.


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jmcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Percy Edwards Showdown (b00htwx7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05r71xt)
Gorsky

Episode 10

Part homage to The Great Gatsby, Vesna Goldsworthy’s novel is a poignant tribute to the hollowness that lies at the heart of great wealth and the sadness that can overwhelm great love.

Our narrator, Nick, looks back on the events of that summer in London and recalls the aftermath of Gorsky’s murder, and how the person who killed him was eventually caught.

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 (b01rrc1c)
Revolution and War

Paris 1789: Politics moves out of the palaces and into the streets - as the hushed voice of court diplomacy gives way to the angry howls of the crowd.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex introduces the noises of revolutionary Paris, before travelling to the USA to explain how an 'acoustic shadow' helped the Confederate forces launch a surprise attack during the American Civil War. Also, there's the eerie sound of the 'rebel yell'.

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 (b05w84zm)
Amicable

Episode 5

As Sally prepares for a family party to celebrate Joe's birthday, he admits to having a new girlfriend. The divorcing couple finally arrive at a shared sense of acceptance of their new relationship.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe finally find out. Starring Con ONeill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

As more and more marriages end in divorce, the whys and wherefores become lost in the what next. When children are involved, many parents strive to remain on good terms. But is this really possible, when one partner has told the other the relationship is over? And do any of us have the overwhelming right to individual happiness, once we are parents?

Sally wants an amicable divorce from her husband Joe. A man she calls her best friend. He goes into shock, denial, panic, fear, resistance, acknowledgment, acceptance then liberation.

Amicable tracks the five month journey from marriage to separation.

Conclusion of Mark Davies Markham's story developed out of interviews with real people, like his previous series Missing and Just a Girl.

Sally........................Christine Bottomley
Joe............................Con O'Neill

Director..............................Polly Thomas
Sound designer....................Cathy Robinson
Production Co-ordinator..........Eleri McAuliffe

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b05t67cg)
Antony Sher - Year of the Fat Knight

Episode 5

Antony Sher recounts the year in which he created and performed his version of Shakespeare's Falstaff - despite never intending to undertake such an iconic role.

Thirty years ago, a promising young actor published his account of preparing for and playing the role of Richard III. Antony Sher's Year of the King has since become a classic of theatre literature.

In 2014, Sher - in his 60s - was cast as Falstaff in Gregory Doran's Royal Shakespeare Company production of the two parts of Henry IV. Both the production and Sher's Falstaff were acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, with Sher winning the Critics' Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance.

Year of the Fat Knight is Antony Sher's account of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's best-known and most popular characters.

He tells us how he had doubts about playing the part at all; how he sought to reconcile Falstaff's obesity, drunkenness, cowardice and charm; how he wrestled with the fat suit needed to bulk him up; and how he explored the complexities and contradictions of this comic yet often dangerous personality.

On the way, Sher paints a uniquely close-up portrait of the RSC at work.

Read by Antony Sher

Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


FRI 15:00 Terence Rattigan - The Browning Version (b092ks2g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Say the Word (b00764mj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Home Again (m0005tnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 On the Rocks (b05vwtsk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics (b08h0c9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 The Heart of Hark'un (b007jq9v)
Episode 5

Young novice sorcerer Arcos learns an unpalatable truth about his father from Kaddah.

A fantasy-adventure by Peter Thomson and Jamie Thomson.

Arcos ..... Francis Thomson
Kaddah ..... Trevor Peacock
Vanna ..... Elizabeth Whiting
Shazir ..... Crawford Logan
Bereneth ..... Edward Kelsey
Va ..... Melanie Hudson
Alviza ..... Emma Fielding
Rashiq ..... Theresa Streatfeild

Producer: Peter Hutchings

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in September 1991.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076gwp)
Sensuality

Soprano Catherine Bott, dancer Wendy Buonaventura and chef Raymond Blanc discuss the five kingdoms of the senses.

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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


FRI 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jmcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jlll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Percy Edwards Showdown (b00htwx7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00061y9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics (b08h0c9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b00wdjff)
Series 1

Episode 3

Peter Andre is revealed as the most dangerous man on Earth.

Multi-paced, one woman Fast Show 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, Jon Hunter and Joe Wilkinson.

Music by Philip Pope

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


FRI 23:00 Party (b011vg9k)
Series 2

Prison Ain't All That Bad

The student politicians of the new political Party use prison-based TV shows as inspiration for forming their policy on crime and punishment.

Second series of Tom Basden's satirical comedy.

Simon ..... Tom Basden
Duncan ..... Tim Key
Jared ..... Jonny Sweet
Mel ..... Ann Crilly
Phoebe ..... Katy Wix

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011.


FRI 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007tm7h)
Dave Podmore's World of Cricket

Episode 4

The star player joins a host of Z-list celebrities on a charity walk for mauled dog, Shep.

Sitcom about the exploits of talentless, amateurish, smug, inept and self-deluding English cricketer Dave Podmore.

Starring Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds with Chris Pavlo and Nicola Sanderson.

Written by Chris Douglas, Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman.

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.




LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
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15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b053c3p0)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b05vwt1r)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b05vwt1r)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b05vx9vw)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b05vx9vw)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b05vzzyb)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b05vzzyb)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b05w456k)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b05w456k)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b05w84zm)

A Change in the Weather 01:00 SAT (m0005nzm)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b009fwpr)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b009fwpr)

A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics 07:30 FRI (b08h0c9k)

A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics 17:30 FRI (b08h0c9k)

A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics 22:00 FRI (b08h0c9k)

Absinthe Makes the Art Grow Fonder 06:30 WED (b036w39g)

Absinthe Makes the Art Grow Fonder 13:30 WED (b036w39g)

Absinthe Makes the Art Grow Fonder 20:30 WED (b036w39g)

Absinthe Makes the Art Grow Fonder 01:30 THU (b036w39g)

Afternoon Reading 07:15 SUN (b00yj88f)

Afternoon Reading 14:15 SUN (b00yj88f)

Afternoon Reading 02:15 MON (b00yj88f)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 07:30 SUN (b042ztrc)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 17:30 SUN (b042ztrc)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 SUN (b042ztrc)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 05:30 MON (b042ztrc)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b039g8px)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b039g8px)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b039g8px)

At Home With The Snails 23:30 THU (b00c8rbm)

Benny Hill 08:00 THU (b08nyvmt)

Benny Hill 12:00 THU (b08nyvmt)

Benny Hill 19:00 THU (b08nyvmt)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b05qt8jb)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b05r3tbc)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b05r3tbc)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b05r3wgt)

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Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b05r3zc2)

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Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b05r40rc)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b05r40rc)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b05r71xt)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b04807hb)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b05ssng2)

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Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b05t609j)

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Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b05t620v)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b05t620v)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b05t63jh)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b05t63jh)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b05t67cg)

Britain Versus the World 22:30 THU (b04ybblk)

Building Bridges - The Art of the Middle 8 06:30 TUE (b01s3791)

Building Bridges - The Art of the Middle 8 13:30 TUE (b01s3791)

Building Bridges - The Art of the Middle 8 20:30 TUE (b01s3791)

Building Bridges - The Art of the Middle 8 01:30 WED (b01s3791)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b03mjcbp)

Charles Dickens 03:00 SAT (b007k02r)

Clare in the Community 22:30 MON (b008xg02)

Comedy Club Extra 22:55 SAT (m0005tnn)

Comedy Club Extra 22:55 SUN (m0005tln)

Comedy Club Extra 22:55 MON (m0005tl3)

Comedy Club Extra 22:55 TUE (m0005tlw)

Comedy Club Extra 22:55 WED (m0005tny)

Comedy Club Extra 22:55 THU (m0005tn0)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jm92)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jm92)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jm92)

Dad's Army 20:30 MON (b007jm92)

Dave Podmore 23:30 FRI (b007tm7h)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (m0005mk5)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (m0005mk5)

Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice 07:30 THU (b07x6mf3)

Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice 17:30 THU (b07x6mf3)

Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice 22:00 THU (b07x6mf3)

Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice 05:30 FRI (b07x6mf3)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b08swtz5)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b08swtz5)

Doctor at Large 08:30 WED (b009364g)

Doctor at Large 12:30 WED (b009364g)

Doctor at Large 19:30 WED (b009364g)

Dot 07:00 THU (b0736pkk)

Dot 17:00 THU (b0736pkk)

Dot 05:00 FRI (b0736pkk)

Drama 06:00 SAT (b06l22pr)

Drama 16:00 SAT (b06l22pr)

Drama 04:00 SUN (b06l22pr)

Drama 11:15 WED (b049z7x1)

Drama 21:15 WED (b049z7x1)

Drama 11:15 THU (b04brn3h)

Drama 21:15 THU (b04brn3h)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 TUE (m0005mvd)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:30 TUE (m0005mvd)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 TUE (m0005mvd)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:30 WED (m0005mvd)

Edgar Wallace: The Man Who Wrote Too Much? 09:00 SAT (b055fy0h)

Edgar Wallace: The Man Who Wrote Too Much? 19:00 SAT (b055fy0h)

Flying the Flag 07:00 MON (b00dr99l)

Flying the Flag 17:00 MON (b00dr99l)

Flying the Flag 05:00 TUE (b00dr99l)

Genius 16:00 TUE (b0081cvq)

Genius 04:00 WED (b0081cvq)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b048vst3)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b048vst3)

HP Lovecraft - The Tomb 00:00 SAT (b007jzmv)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b007k06k)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 MON (b007k06k)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 MON (b007k06k)

Home Again 04:30 SAT (m0005nzq)

Home Again 09:30 FRI (m0005tnr)

Home Again 16:30 FRI (m0005tnr)

I Think I've Got a Problem 23:30 WED (b007xvrp)

I'm a Slave (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (m0005tnj)

I'm a Slave (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (m0005tnj)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 14:15 SAT (b06wdlbd)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 02:15 SUN (b06wdlbd)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b06qn1gl)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b06qn1gl)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (b07g75p5)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (b07g75p5)

Ivan Turgenev - On the Eve 10:00 WED (m0005tnw)

Ivan Turgenev - On the Eve 15:00 WED (m0005tnw)

Ivan Turgenev - On the Eve 03:00 THU (m0005tnw)

Ivan Turgenev - On the Eve 10:00 THU (m0005tmv)

Ivan Turgenev - On the Eve 15:00 THU (m0005tmv)

Ivan Turgenev - On the Eve 03:00 FRI (m0005tmv)

Jacob Hawley's Welcome to Britain 05:30 SAT (m0005mgs)

Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 16:30 TUE (b04kf60f)

Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation 04:30 WED (b04kf60f)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:30 WED (m0005mw2)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 17:30 WED (m0005mw2)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 WED (m0005mw2)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 05:30 THU (m0005mw2)

John Mayall's Blues Adventures 06:30 MON (b00lg9y2)

John Mayall's Blues Adventures 13:30 MON (b00lg9y2)

John Mayall's Blues Adventures 01:30 TUE (b00lg9y2)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 MON (b00th9yk)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 MON (b00th9yk)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 MON (b00th9yk)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 TUE (b00th9yk)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 TUE (b007wvwz)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 TUE (b007wvwz)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 TUE (b007wvwz)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 WED (b007wvwz)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 WED (b007jxr3)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 WED (b007jxr3)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 WED (b007jxr3)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 THU (b007jxr3)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 THU (b007jxsf)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 THU (b007jxsf)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:00 THU (b007jxsf)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 FRI (b007jxsf)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 FRI (b007jxtt)

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Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m0005mr8)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m0005mr8)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m0005mr8)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m0005mr8)

King Street Junior Revisited 09:30 MON (b00lc98v)

King Street Junior Revisited 16:30 MON (b00lc98v)

King Street Junior Revisited 04:30 TUE (b00lc98v)

Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun 23:00 WED (b007k1z6)

Lowborn - Omnibus 09:00 SUN (m0005tl8)

Lowborn - Omnibus 20:00 SUN (m0005tl8)

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 22:30 FRI (b00wdjff)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 SAT (b07tbfmw)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 23:30 TUE (b01rr7z8)

Night Terrace 18:00 SUN (m0005tll)

Night Terrace 00:00 MON (m0005tll)

Nightingales of India 06:30 THU (b0210pl8)

Nightingales of India 13:30 THU (b0210pl8)

Nightingales of India 20:30 THU (b0210pl8)

Nightingales of India 01:30 FRI (b0210pl8)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 SAT (b01rlsvg)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 MON (b01rqndz)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 TUE (b01rqndz)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 TUE (b01rqpkp)

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Noise: A Human History 14:15 WED (b01rr4w4)

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Noise: A Human History 14:15 THU (b01rr7rp)

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Noise: A Human History 14:15 FRI (b01rrc1c)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076gs9)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076gwp)

On the Rocks 05:00 SAT (b05v7tcj)

On the Rocks 07:00 FRI (b05vwtsk)

On the Rocks 17:00 FRI (b05vwtsk)

Party 23:00 FRI (b011vg9k)

Paul Sinha's History Revision 23:30 SUN (b07fl6sk)

Percy Edwards Showdown 06:30 FRI (b00htwx7)

Percy Edwards Showdown 13:30 FRI (b00htwx7)

Percy Edwards Showdown 20:30 FRI (b00htwx7)

Pleased to Meet You 23:00 SUN (b007k3c3)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m00061y9)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m00061y9)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0005tlj)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0005tlj)

Radio Active 23:30 MON (b008pc9s)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b08vlb8q)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (b08vlb8q)

Recycled Radio 07:30 SAT (b02m7fzh)

Recycled Radio 17:30 SAT (b02m7fzh)

Recycled Radio 05:30 SUN (b02m7fzh)

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