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SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2019

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 02:45 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 The Mystery of Charles Dickens (b007jvp1)
Fagin, Bill Sykes, Micawber and many more. Simon Callow recounts the remarkable life of Charles Dickens - with a showcase of the colourful characters in his novels.

Callow's exhilarating one-man show by Peter Ackroyd is an unforgettable and mesmerising journey into the life and times of one of our best-loved Victorian writers.

Producer: Stephen Wright
Director: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SAT 07:30 Recycled Radio (b02x62t0)
Series 1

Blood

At the end of May 2013, Gerald Scarfe's weekly illustration in the Sunday Times was a meat cleaver wedged into a pool of blood. Underneath he'd scrawled 'Political Debate'.

Recycled Radio has taken this as the inspiration for a programme about blood - from Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood in 1968 to the horrific scenes in Woolwich in 2013.

Slicing, dicing and splicing words from Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and Enoch Powell, the programme offers its own typically unpredictable response to this emotive word. Blood descends into a world of violence and hate. Red blood, blue blood, mixed blood, bad blood.

Also featuring the voices of Harry Allen, Louis Farrakhan, Melvyn Bragg and Pauline Black.

With music from Willie King and the Liberators.

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b06p4cl2)
A Sympathetic Eye

Welcome to the 1960s and the earliest days of a new TV channel, BBC2, determined to explore the ordinary and extraordinary fringes of a rapidly changing society.

With its new documentary strand Man Alive, it set out to bring "human affairs, not current affairs" to our TV sets, with all the candour and emotion that statement promised.

In this programme, Simon Farquhar examines how TV, social hierarchies and norms were rapidly evolving in front of our eyes.

As the generation gap yawned, class divisions became blurred, traditional relations between men and women were challenged, and questions were asked about attitudes to sex and sexuality, Man Alive documented it all with a sympathetic eye and its trademark question: How do you feel?

Contributors include Sir David Attenborough, Dame Esther Rantzen, Twiggy, David McGillivray, Vivienne Barton and Dr Jill Singer.

Producer: Adam Bowen.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SAT 09:00 Suburbia (b05n3yjq)
What created suburbia, when and how?

In the 19th century the first suburban districts sprang up around city centres (at first London and Manchester) to accommodate those who wanted to escape the squalid conditions of the industrial town. From the mid-19th century the development of the railways (like the Metropolitan line to Middlesex and then Bucks), made it possible for the majority of the city's population to reside outside the city and to commute into the centre for work. The railway could take you from Middlesex to The City, from Bucks to Baker Street. It was the birth of Metroland, as celebrated by poet Sir John Betjeman.

But the suburbs were more than just about planning and building; they developed a culture set apart from the metropolitan influence of the sinful city. In the suburbs grew a whole lifestyle of refinement, respectability and aspiration. And along with their distance from the city came the disdain of the fashionable non-suburbanites: "How very suburban!" became synonymous with a sneering disdain for conventionality.

Simon Fanshawe explores Suburbia as a place of both continuity and change. Through poems, TV sitcom, history and commentary he traces the story of the suburbs – how they came to be – and also their cultural influence on British lifestyle from fashion, architecture, music, morals, gardening and social one-upmanship. From Betjeman to Reggie Perrin through, amongst other things, Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party, Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole, TV sitcom The Good Life, the sketches of Monty Python, and the birth of punk rock.

Simon explores what the suburbs were originally, what they have become and how; despite changes in demographics and social mobility, they still typify a very British set of values. The programme also features exclusive interviews with the likes of Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Penelope Keith.

Producer: Mike Greenwood

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.


SAT 12:00 Smelling of Roses (b00d4qky)
Series 3

A Cheeky Little Number

Rosie's company sets up a wine tasting, but her client is a little hard to swallow. Stars Prunella Scales. From August 2002.


SAT 12:30 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.


SAT 13:00 A Woman on the Edge of Time (Omnibus) (m00061qp)
In 1965, Hannah Gavron – a 29-year-old, bright, sophisticated sociologist – gassed herself in a flat in Primrose Hill, north London. She left behind a suicide note, two small children, and an about-to-be-published manuscript: The Captive Wife.

Four decades later, her son Jeremy tries to piece together the events that led to her death.

Omnibus of Jeremy Gavron's book is dramatised by Sarah Daniels starring Dominic Mafham, Helen Clapp and James Bolam.

Jeremy Gavron.....Dominic Mafham
Judy Gavron.....Helen Clapp
Young Leah.....Amy-Jayne Leigh
Young Mima.....Megan Webb
Bob.....Sean Baker
Simon.....Christopher Harper
Nurse.....Debbie Korley
Hannah.....Sarah Ovens
Aunt Susie.....Susan Jameson
Tasha.....Elaine Claxton
Shirley.....Catherine Cusack
Susan.....Georgie Glen
Tom.....James Bolam
Friend.....David Hounslow

Director: Emma Harding

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


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m00061qr)
Jodie Kidd

Former model and pub landlady Jodie Kidd chooses Dire Straits' Money for Nothing and Bob Marley's No Woman No Cry.


SAT 14:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b007516l)
Stephen Fry

Actor and writer Stephen Fry opens up to Dr Anthony Clare about love, self-loathing and contemplating suicide.

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. Series highlights include conversations with Bob Monkhouse, Cecil Parkinson and Gerry Adams.

Anthony Clare died suddenly in Paris aged 64 in 2007.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1997.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b06p4cl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 The Mystery of Charles Dickens (b007jvp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Recycled Radio (b02x62t0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Spine Chillers (b08dc0tf)
Don Webb - Witch Water Green

Barbara Tate and her baby girl are on their own in their new home - a converted mill - deep in the country. The move's been a strain as she's lonely and the baby's unsettled.

But there's another reason for the disquiet she feels.... somewhere.

Don Webb's chilling drama stars Pam Ferris as Barbara Tate.

With Jenny Lee as Dr Jane Rayner, Nigel Anthony as the Reverend Roy Brown, Brian Southwood as Johnny Goad and Kate Lee as Wendy Williams.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1984.


SAT 19:00 Suburbia (b05n3yjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b07v2mdz)
Series 7

Colchester

Colchester - The oldest recorded town in Britain

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.

"The oldest hot cross bun in the world was baked in Colchester"

Mark visits the Essex town of Colchester and walks through the streets where 'Emperor Claudius once rode triumphantly on the first elephant in Britain', before Boudicca burnt the place to the ground, that was. He visits 'Jumbo', the town's iconic, Victorian water tower and he delves into the history of Colchester Zoo. Mark also discovers how several nursery rhymes have their origins in Colchester and he investigates the town's rivalry with Chelmsford.

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 Stirling
Producer ... Carl Cooper

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


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b03nt8bk)
Series 9

Frankie Boyle talks to Grant Morrison

Comedian Frankie Boyle continues the chain talking to comic book legend Grant Morrison.

They're talking Batman, where ideas come from and the future of humanity.

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 January 2014.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m000686h)
Basil Brush 2/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith talks to Basil Brush.


SAT 23:00 Armando Iannucci (b007jzbt)
Series 2

Episode 1

From world religious strife to greeting cards and crank calls.

Armando lannucci hosts wry comical discussion, sketches and music.

With Rebecca Front, David Schneider and Richard Herring.

Written by Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham, Richard Herring, Stewart Lee and Ben Moor.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in March 1994.



SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2019

SUN 00:00 Spine Chillers (b08dc0tf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 A Woman on the Edge of Time (Omnibus) (m00061qp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m00061qr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair (b007516l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b06p4cl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 The Mystery of Charles Dickens (b007jvp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Recycled Radio (b02x62t0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Amicable (Omnibus) (b05wz3h7)
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.

Omnibus 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 five parts in 2015.


SUN 07:15 Afternoon Reading (b00yjcnr)
Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway's Party

Together and Apart

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 sees two people introduced at Mrs Dalloway's party who begin a rather awkward conversation where each of their internal thoughts about the other is revealed. Until they hit upon a subject close to both of their hearts.

Read by Emma Fielding.

Abridged and produced by Lucy Collingwood.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


SUN 07:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b043x48z)
Series 3

Marcus Brigstocke

Stand-up Alex Horne and his five-piece band explore fashion and trends through live music and comedy.

This week there's a ceilidh and songs about Alex's car and the first dance at his wedding amongst others.

With special guest comedian Marcus Brigstocke and singer Vula Malinga.

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

Producer: Charlie Perkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


SUN 08:00 Whack-O! (b06164z4)
From 20/06/1961

When faced with a financial shortfall, Professor Jimmy Edwards' plans are scuppered unless he can find a wife...

June Whitfield ...... Matron
Roddy Maude-Roxby ...... Mr Potter
Joan Sanderson ...... The Marchioness
Roy Dotrice ...... Dr Sopwith
Frederick Treves ...... Soames
Roger Shepherd ...... Lumley
David Lott ...... Taplow

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 (m00061sq)
Series 4

The Trouble with Neighbours

Schoolboy Jimmy must think fast when a new neighbour falls out with his Grandfather.

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
Peter Sinclair …. Grandfather
Diana Day …. Susan
Danny Ross …. Alfie
Leonard Williams …. Theodore Craythorpe/Harry Whittle

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 March 1961.


SUN 09:00 The Moon (Omnibus) (m00061sx)
An intimate and profound portrait of the Moon.

Ranging across science, art and mythology, writer Oliver Morton explores the different spaces that Earth’s closest neighbour occupies in our lives.

From Galileo and the earliest theories of Moon geology through the highs of the Apollo missions to the current debate over whether humans should return, Morton lays out the history and future of our relationship with the Moon.

Omnibus read by Robin Laing.

Abridged by Anna Magnusson
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

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


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b06r8gn1)
Stuart and Emma – Wellies Are Worth It

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a couple who have been farming for four years, following his dream, but is it now hers, too? 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 (b08s2wjh)
The Great Outdoors

Jane Goodall

From Beethoven to Puccini. Primatologist Dr Jane Goodall shares her castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From January 2000.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b08w9x4f)
Series 1

Talking to Machines

Chatbots, robot therapists, robots that learn and an electronic robotic toy. Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich talk to machines.

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! (b06164z4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 The Clitheroe Kid (m00061sq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Amicable (Omnibus) (b05wz3h7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Afternoon Reading (b00yjcnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 How to Find Home (Omnibus) (m00061t3)
Episode 1

Molly’s lived on the streets of Nottingham since she was a teenager. Drawn to an intense young man at a party, she agrees to travel across Britain with him.

While he’s in search of buried treasure, she has her own reasons for getting out of town for a while - but along the way she’ll discover that it’s not always possible to run from your past...

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes read by Anjli Mohindra.

Written by Mahsuda Snaith and abridged by Siân Preece.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 15:45 The Best of English (m00061t9)
The Wonders of Wireless

Comedian and actor Arthur English recalls his invitation to entertain factory workers for Workers' Playtime on the BBC Home Service.

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 with Michael Pointon and a studio audience.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1988.


SUN 16:00 Edith Wharton - Madame de Treymes (b0089brw)
John Durham's fight for the woman he loves sparks a confrontation with a powerful and devious French family.

Anna Massey as Christiane de Treymes in Edith Wharton’s novella dramatised by John Peacock.

John Durham ...... Philip Voss
Narrator ...... Valerie Sarruf
Fanny ...... GwenHumble
Mrs Humble ...... Auriol Smith
Nanny ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Katey ...... Tara Dominick
Bessie Boykin ...... Elizabeth Kelly
Elmer Boykin ...... James Greene

Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m00061tk)
No Coward Soul by Emily Bronte

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive selecting Adventures in Poetry - No Coward Soul by Emily Bronte.

Peggy Reynolds finds out how Emily Bronte's bold and haunting poem 'No Coward Soul' makes its impact and discusses its role in the myth that has grown up around the author.

Contributors: Brian Blessed, Prof Isabel Armstrong, Prof Steven Connor, Stevie Davies, Ann Dinsdale, Alice Arnold.

Producer – Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SUN 17:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b043x48z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Nightfall (m00061tr)
Series 1

Love and the Lonely One

Two anatomy students pull a prank involving the cadaver of an old woman.

The following day, one of them gets a very unexpected visitor...

‘Nightfall’ is a series of supernatural and horror dramas - one of Canada’s CBC Radio's most popular shows in the network’s history. Running to over 100 episodes between 1980 and 1983, it features a mix of original stories and adaptations of classic tales.

Elva Mai Hoover …. The Girl
Jay Bowen …. Fred
John Stocker …. George
Mignon Elkins …. The Hospital Doctor
Graham Haley …. The Anatomy Professor

Written by John Graham.

Director: Bill Howell

First broadcast on CBC Canada in 1980.


SUN 18:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jltj)
Hurried Exodus

On the Isle of Luig, Lark and Cornelius are certain the death of Dr Hugh Dexter was no accident. From his research notes, they diagnose a mysterious island sickness.

The key to the mystery seems to be an apparently simple-minded 18-year-old, Flora Kiery...

Starring Peter Cushing and Vincent Price.

John Cornelius ..... Peter Cushing
Curtis Lark ..... Vincent Price
Minister Donald Schooler ..... Henry Stamper
Shirley Kyle ..... Shirley Dixon
Flora Kiery ..... Sandra Clarke
Mary ..... Irene Sutcliffe
Police Sergeant ..... Frazer Carr
Purser ..... Andrew Sear

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 (b08w9x4f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 The Moon (Omnibus) (m00061sx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b06r8gn1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08s2wjh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b043x48z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b0507mbg)
Series 2

A Royal Visit

Mad about the monarchy.

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
Margaret Cabourn-Smith … Fergie

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


SUN 23:00 Cabin Pressure (b0124qtf)
Series 3

Qikiqtarjuaq

When MJN Air flies a party of tourists near the North Pole, Arthur goes hunting for polar bears, Carolyn for a rogue lemon and Martin for a believable French accent.

Meanwhile, Alfred Hitchcock makes a surprise appearance.

John Finnemore's sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small and many jobs are too difficult.

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ..... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson ..... Roger Allam
Capt. Martin Crieff ..... Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey ..... John Finnemore
Nancy Dean Liebhart ..... Melanie Hudson
Mrs. Cook ..... Kosha Engler
Mr. Peary ..... Ewan Bailey

Producer/Director: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2011.


SUN 23:30 Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies (b007jtr3)
The Food Industry

Andrew Maxwell is one of the UK's most informed and fearless stand ups.

In this series of one-off stand up shows, he uses his trademark intelligence and political incisiveness to dig behind the clichés and assumptions about four possible threats to British society: food, the internet, drugs and Nationalism.

Andrew kicks off with a look at the food industry. From horseburgers right up to snail ice-cream, it seems like there's something wrong with every rung of the food ladder. But given that food is essential to survival, shouldn't we be clearer about what it is we want from the industry that provides it?

This series will showcase a comedian at the top of his abilities tackling difficult and important 'slow news' topics with a depth and perceptiveness that remains outside the remit of mainstream 'topical' comedy.

Written and performed by ..... Andrew Maxwell
Script edited by ..... Paul Byrne
Produced by ..... Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.



MONDAY 17 JUNE 2019

MON 00:00 Nightfall (m00061tr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind (b007jltj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Amicable (Omnibus) (b05wz3h7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Afternoon Reading (b00yjcnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 How to Find Home (Omnibus) (m00061t3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 The Best of English (m00061t9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Edith Wharton - Madame de Treymes (b0089brw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m00061tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b043x48z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Peeler (m0005zkz)
The New Force

Sir Robert Peel’s new Metropolitan Police force proves unpopular sparking deep political unrest.

Patrick Carroll’s six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.

PC Martin Quin ...... Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley ...... James Booth
Sir Robert Peel ...... Norman Jones
Lord Trowle ...... Richard E Grant
Colonel Brown ...... Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne ...... Killian McKenna
Maria Staples ...... Joanna Myers
Sergeant Dutton ...... Ronald Herdman
Inspector Beale ...... Timothy Bateson
PC Atkinson ...... Alan Barker
PC Smythe ...... Mark Straker
Lord Laverton ...... James Greene
Mr Yardley ...... Richard Pearce
Arthur Jenkins ...... Ian Lindsay
Rev Charkes Lyton ...... Timothy Carlton

Singer: Martin Carthy.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.


MON 06:30 Doonesburyland (b008md8z)
An insight into the world of Gary Trudeau and his cartoon creations, BD, Zonker and Duke.

The Guardian's Steve Bell and Martin Rowson give their interpretations of the Doonesbury world, while the US satirist Joe Queenan takes a stroll around Trudeau s Studio.

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 07:00 Flying the Flag (b00dyb0t)
Series 4

No Special Treatment

Official condemnation of the privatisation of the People's Health Service is tempered slightly when the diplomats study the proposals more closely.

Cheap facelifts and hair transplants for embassy staff... isn't there something to be said for the concept after all?

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 (m0005t37)
Series 84

Episode 5

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

A BBC Studios Production.


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jxpn)
Series 6

The Impersonator

When he hears his sound-alike in a TV commercial, the lad heads straight to court.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Peter Goodwright, Ann Lancaster, Jerry Stovin, Jack Watson, Ronald Wilson and Wilfrid Babbage.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jmd5)
Series 1

The Bullet Is Not for Firing

The Home Guard platoon faces an inquiry after shots are fired at a low-flying German aeroplane.

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

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey, Graham Stark as Private Walker, Frank Williams as the Vicar, Michael Knowles as Captain Pringle, Timothy Bateson as Captain Marsh and John Whitehall as all the choir. 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 (b04kf5zv)
Series 3

Episode 6

Irish comedian Ed Byrne, Tasmanian stand up and art expert Hannah Gadsby, punmaster general Milton Jones and classics boffin Natalie Haynes join chair Gyles Brandreth for the panel game for word fans.

The Letter of the week is 'Z'. Ed Byrne is asked what a 'Zigger-Zagger' is; Natalie 'a Zombie Title'; Hannah is asked about the German expression 'zugzwang', and Milton is as what he thinks a 'zafty' might be.

Also on the show the panellists are asked to coin their own topynyms. Tune in to find out what Natalie meant by Hackney and Alaska. And what did Milton imagine you'd find in Antandectwerp?

In a round called 'Eat It Or Not' the panel have to guess whether the foreign words hurled at them by Gyles are edible or not.

They then get a chance to add their own new word to the dictionary. Milton's is 'parashambles'; Hannah's is 'shelve'; Natalie's is 'fraudience' and Ed's is 'cheerbleeders'. But what are their definitions?

Finally the panellists are asked to delve into 'A Dictionary of Americanisms' from 1848. The phrases they are asked to muse on are: 'a hurra's nest'; a 'talking iron'; 'wamble-cropped' and 'shooting your grandmother'.

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


MON 09:30 The Best Laid Plans (b04wtcj5)
A Slight Admin Error

Ardal O'Hanlon plays Smallbone - an idiot angel who's sent to earth to fix his mistakes.

In this first episode, Smallbone learns to use his new human body and ends up taking on the CEO of Grapefruit, a powerful technology company that wants to knock down the local library to expand their store.

In 1885, God (Geoff McGivern) nodded off. In 2015, he awoke to discover that his idiot servant, the angel Smallbone, had accidentally handed out God's plans for the next millennium when he was only meant to hand out plans for the next century. A thousand years of leisurely human progression has been crammed into the last 130. No wonder we're all so stressed. We weren't even meant to have pocket calculators until 2550.

Not only that, but God's blueprints should have run out in the mid-eighties – but we kept going. Humans are now inventing things God never even dreamed of - mobile phones, wireless internet and Made in Chelsea.

Smallbone is cast down to Earth in human form by God, tasked with the dauntingly vague mission of 'reversing the last thirteen decades of human progression'. The problem is that Smallbone is the world's biggest fan - he loves modern technology and his new human body, and he becomes distracted by everything that he's meant to destroy. Especially escalators.

Smallbone.......Ardal O'Hanlon
God.................Geoff McGivern
Tanya..............Esther Smith
Toby................Mike Wozniak
Susan..............Ruth Bratt

Supporting Roles: Duncan Wisbey and Ruth Bratt

Written by Mark Daydy

Produced by Ben Worsfield
A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


MON 10:00 Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies (b007jxr5)
Cruelty

Tom is forced by his cruel master, Grimes, up the chimneys of Hartover Hall.

In the chase that follows, Tom is rescued by the Fairies and taken to be a Water Baby under the waves.

Published in 1863, Charles Kingsley’s novel dramatized in three parts by Berlie Doherty.

Starring Julia McKenzie and Timothy West.

Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby ...... Julia McKenzie
Charles Kingsley ...... Timothy West
Tom ...... Oliver Peace
Grimes ...... Philip Jackson
Sir John ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
The Dame ...... Maggie McCarthy
Miss Ellie ...... Ciara Janson
The Otter ...... Frances Jeater
The Dragon ...... FlyCharles Simpson
The Fly ...... David Antrobus
The Caddis ...... FlySarah-Jane Holm

Other parts played by Rosie Wiggins, Victoria Hickson, Alex Bird, Mark Guildea, Fiona Taylor, Samantha Morris, Nicola Cannon, Leigh Harris and Patrick Clibbens.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0005zl4)
Series 5

Failure Is an Option

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

Guy Raz explores how failure clears the way for success, in our everyday work, and our innermost lives.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b07md704)
Amy Williams

Winter Olympics gold medal winner Amy Williams chooses Pachelbel's 'Canon in D' and 'I Gotta Feeling' by The Black Eyed Peas.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jxpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jmd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Peeler (m0005zkz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Doonesburyland (b008md8z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009twgj)
Ford Madox Ford - The Good Soldier

England

A tale of a friendship between two seemingly happily married couples and the web of deception woven around a long-standing affair.

Set in early 20th century Europe, Ford Madox Ford's classic tale of passion and deceit abridged in ten parts by Lu Kemp.

Read by Toby Stephens.

Producer: Kirsty Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rvnx1)
The Conquering Engines

Henry David Thoreau is one of history's great listeners. His classic work Walden is dense with descriptions of the natural sounds he discovered when he swapped his Concord home for a simple cabin in the woods. But his peace was disturbed by a noise that presaged the age to come: the snort of the iron horse.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex explains how the sounds of nature gave way before the industrial din.

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

Signature tune composed by Joe Acheson.
Producer: Matt Thompson
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 14:30 Julia Darling - Posties (b0076f3s)
Lost Letters

Tilley, a young postal worker is asked to deliver a lost letter found in an old post box, posted in 1960.

Her search takes her to the Newcastle flat of Amy Heard......

Five gentle stories by Julia Darling about letters, postal workers and the way communication is changing.

Tilley ..................................Grace Stillgrove
Amy Heard............................Val McLane
Mr Peas.................................Donald McBride

Music by Dave Scott and Neil Blenkinsop

Producer: Susan Roberts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b04966s0)
Matt Lewis - Last Man Off

Episode 1

In his first job as a scientific advisor, Matt Lewis makes a last-minute and fateful decision to join the fishing vessel Sudur Havid.

In the spring of 1998, Matt Lewis was just 23 and not long out of college when he accepted a job as a scientific observer on the deep-sea fishing vessel Sudur Havid. It was his first time as an observer and, with the fishing season already started, he was rushed out to Cape Town to join the crew. The boat then sailed off to the Southern Ocean, off South Georgia, to fish in some of the most hostile conditions on the planet.

'Last Man Off' is Matt Lewis's story of that journey and the fateful consequences. The author waited over 15 years for this story to be told. "I was waiting for more time to make the story less painful," said Lewis.

Matt Lewis was born in Bristol in 1974. He trained as a marine biologist at Bangor University and completed his MSc in marine and fisheries science (with distinction) at Aberdeen University. He now lives in Aberdeen with his wife and two children.

Writer: Matt Lewis
Reader: Sam Troughton
Abridger: Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014.


MON 15:00 Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies (b007jxr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Wordaholics (b04kf5zv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Best Laid Plans (b04wtcj5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Flying the Flag (b00dyb0t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0005t37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 The Heart of Hark'un (b007jqbs)
Episode 6

Is Shazir the real enemy? Can Arcos and his hero friends escape the Palace of Memory?

Conclusion of the fantasy-adventure by Peter Thomson and Jamie Thomson.

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

Producer: Peter Hutchings

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in October 1991.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b009jny7)
Stella Rimington and Terence Blacker

Kate Mosse and her guests - former MI5 chief, Stella Rimington and writer, Terence Blacker - discuss their favourite books by Italo Calvino, John Banville and Hanif Kureishi.

The Castle of Crossed Destinies by Italo Calvino, trans. William Weaver
Publisher: Vintage

The Untouchable by John Banville
Publisher: Picador

Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi
Publisher: Faber

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jxpn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jmd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Peeler (m0005zkz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Doonesburyland (b008md8z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0005zl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (b07md704)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0005t37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Clare in the Community (b008z5wk)
Series 4

The Long Goodbye

Ray's colleagues celebrate his civil partnership and Brian reassesses his life after his not-very-near-death experience.

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
Counsellor ...... Anna Bengo
Ainsworth ...... Lloyd Thomas
Troy ...... Ben Onwukwe.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (m0005tqb)
Series 19

Episode 2

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 (b008s3jb)
Series 4

The Martin Brown Show

A big break for "Mr Hospital Radio" himself, as Martin Brown gets his very own show on Radio Active.

Radio Active is the one and only local national radio station.

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.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1984.



TUESDAY 18 JUNE 2019

TUE 00:00 The Heart of Hark'un (b007jqbs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b009jny7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Peeler (m0005zkz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Doonesburyland (b008md8z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b009twgj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rvnx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Julia Darling - Posties (b0076f3s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b04966s0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies (b007jxr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Wordaholics (b04kf5zv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Best Laid Plans (b04wtcj5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag (b00dyb0t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0005t37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Peeler (m00061yc)
Riots

PC Martin Quin is charged with assault, the riots worsen and the blackmail plot thickens.

Patrick Carroll’s six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.

PC Martin Quin ...... Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley ...... James Booth
Sir Robert Peel ...... Norman Jones
Lord Trowle ...... Richard E Grant
Colonel Brown ...... Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne ...... Killian McKenna
Maria Staples ...... Joanna Myers
Sergeant Dutton ...... Ronald Herdman
Inspector Beale ...... Timothy Bateson
PC Atkinson ...... Alan Barker
Francis Place ...... Mark Straker
PC Rourke ...... James Greene
Mr Yardley ...... Richard Pearce
John Staples ...... Ian Lindsay
Rev Charkes Lyton ...... Timothy Carlton

Singer: Martin Carthy.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.


TUE 06:30 Stock Car Sewell (b00tjvxc)
For many years, art critic Brian Sewell was a devoted fan of Stock Car Racing. In this programme, he explores his passion for these battered beasts of the race track, as he visits the Wimbledon Stadium for a night at the races.

Stock car racing was brought to Britain in 1954 by 'Digger' Pugh who'd first seen it in America. The idea was to take everyday road cars and race them on the track. Unlike other forms of racing, contact between cars was allowed, making it a hugely popular spectator sport. During Stock Car racing's golden era in the Fifties and Sixties, races attracted huge crowds to stadia up and down the country. These days, Stock Car racing still has a devoted following.

In this programme, Brian Sewell gets to the bottom of his passion, a passion which celebrates speed, exhaust fumes, driving skill and pure throbbing horse power. He meets Pete Tucker, one of the last surviving drivers to drive in the first British Stock Car races, and talks to the people involved in Stock Car racing today.

Brian speaks to Pete Tucker who drove in the first ever British Stock Car races; Janice Bell, daughter of Digger Pugh, the man who brought stock car racing to Britain; George Heath a driver of Banger cars; Paul Hugget, writer for Stock Car magazine Wheelspin.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

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


TUE 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b00d8yxr)
Series 3

Promises, Promises

Tasked with organising an auction of promises for a posh school, Rosie finds that it’s not the parents who are upper-crust so much as the pupils...

More challenges for Rosie Burns 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
Greg ..... Leo Dolan
Trevor ..... Jim North

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


TUE 07:30 Heresy (m0005t9g)
Series 11

Episode 1

Joining Victoria Coren Mitchell to commit heresy about Brexit and make up are comedian and actor Rufus Hound, presenter Matt Johnson and comedian Jo Brand.

Producers: Victoria Coren Mitchell and Daisy Knight
An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 08:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01mx2z9)
From 22/06/1974

Kenneth Williams and Ted Ray poke fun at Europeans and the ways that we like to celebrate.

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 (b007k4dj)
What's in a Name?

Hard-up Audrey needs a secret job - but what on earth is she qualified to do?

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 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 (m0005tqb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 The Other Man (b0076xjm)
A Night In?

Travis and Grace plan a night in together.

But will events - and Travis's brother Charlie, Charlie's ex-girlfriend Alice, and Travis's not-so-secret admirer Serena - conspire to keep them apart..?

Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

Travis ..... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Grace ..... Charlotte Randle
Charlie ..... Paul Reynolds
Serena ..... Alice Lowe
Alice ..... Clare Cathcart
Goosey ..... Andrew Westfield
Annie ...... Harvey Virdi

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


TUE 10:00 Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies (b007wpl3)
New Friends

Now a Water Baby, Tom is warned to behave, as he befriends the sea creatures...

Charles Kingsley’s novel dramatised by Berlie Doherty.

Starring Julia McKenzie and Timothy West.

Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby ...... Julia McKenzie
Charles Kingsley ...... Timothy West
Tom ...... Oliver Peace
Grimes ...... Philip Jackson
The Lobster ...... Olivier Pierre
The Salmon ...... Sean Baker
Lady Salmon ...... Frances Jeater
The Turbot ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
The Professor ...... Christopher Good
Miss Ellie ...... Ciara Janson
The Porpoise ...... Sarah-Jane Holm

With Rosie Wiggins, Victoria Hickson, Alex Bird and Mark Guildea as the Water Babies.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.


TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m00061yh)
Danny Robins

This week’s episode takes a trip to the unpronounceable village of Yxsjö with the writer, comedian and self-confessed Swedophile Danny Robins.

From comedy revue beginnings, performing alongside Marcus Brigstocke and Dan Tetsell at Bristol University, Danny has gone on to write numerous sketches, as well as scripts for sitcom, stage and documentaries.

One early live show, The Museum Of Everything, became a Sony-nominated series for Radio 4. And he’s since become a radio regular, writing for Dead Ringers, Hudson & Pepperdine, Armando Iannucci, and co-creating Rudy’s Rare Records with Lenny Henry; while his television work includes Young Dracula and The Basil Brush Show.

Danny’s most recent radio sitcom takes creative inspiration from his own experiences as a Brit indoctrinated by his Swedish wife. It is recorded on location; with Adam Riches starring alongside a cast of Swedish comic actors, and a fifth series has been commissioned for Radio 4.

In The Cold Swedish Winter, Danny mines a rich comic seam of cultural differences, exploring language, tradition and national characteristics, without resorting to cliché. The featured episode, New Swedes, also explores the country’s attitude towards immigration, a subject he explored further in the 2017 radio drama The Most Wanted Man In Sweden.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


TUE 12:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01mx2z9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Peeler (m00061yc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Stock Car Sewell (b00tjvxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009twf9)
Ford Madox Ford - The Good Soldier

The Ashburnhams

John Dowell recalls his first encounter with the Ashburnhams, a couple who will eventually rip his quiet life apart.

Set in early 20th century Europe, Ford Madox Ford's classic tale of passion and deceit abridged in ten parts by Lu Kemp.

Read by Toby Stephens.

Producer: Kirsty Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


TUE 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rvpkl)
The Beat of a Heart, the Tramp of a Fly

In the early years of the 19-century, new technology allowed people to hear sounds that had always existed - but below the threshold of normal human perception.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex tells the story of medicine's listening revolution: the discovery of the stethoscope.

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

Signature tune composed by Joe Acheson.
Producer: Matt Thompson

A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 14:30 Julia Darling - Posties (b0076f48)
Old Letters

Venetia Love has retired after a lifetime's service in the Post Office. When her son in Australia sends a computer so they can keep in touch via e mail, she's not impressed.....

Five gentle stories by Julia Darling about letters, postal workers and the way communication is changing.

Venetia Love ...Madeleine Moffatt
Eliza Perks......Val McLane
Alf ......... Donald McBride

Music by Dave Scott and Neil Blenkinsop

Producer: Susan Roberts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b049mtyp)
Matt Lewis - Last Man Off

Episode 2

Late for the start of the season, the Sudur Havid heads to the fishing grounds in the Southern Ocean...

In the spring of 1998, Matt Lewis was just 23 and not long out of college when he accepted a job as a scientific observer on the deep-sea fishing vessel Sudur Havid. It was his first time as an observer and, with the fishing season already started, he was rushed out to Cape Town to join the crew. The boat then sailed off to the Southern Ocean, off South Georgia, to fish in some of the most hostile conditions on the planet.

'Last Man Off' is Matt Lewis's story of that journey and the fateful consequences. The author waited over 15 years for this story to be told. "I was waiting for more time to make the story less painful," said Lewis.

Reader: Sam Troughton
Abridger: Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014.


TUE 15:00 Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies (b007wpl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Genius (b0082b9x)
Series 3

Gyles Brandreth

A conveyor duvet for quibbling couples? Loaning out our royals abroad?

Dave Gorman asks author and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth to select the public's best loopy idea.

Award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Producer: Simon Nicholls

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


TUE 16:30 Ballylenon (b00nydb9)
Series 7

Episode 1

When Muriel experiences a 'miraculous apparition' whilst on pilgrimage to Lourdes, Phonsie Doherty is quick to seize on its business potential for Ballylenon.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal in 1959.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Starring Margaret D'Arcy as Muriel McConkey, Stella McCusker as Vera McConkey,Gerard Murphy as Phonsie Doherty, Aine McCartney as Vivienne Hawthorne, Miche Donerty as Rev Samuel Hawthorne and Gerard McSorley as Stumpy Bonner.

The Pianist: Michael Harrison

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


TUE 17:00 Smelling of Roses (b00d8yxr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Heresy (m0005t9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Susan Hill - The Woman in Black (b007jlpk)
A Journey and a Funeral

Retired solicitor Arthur Kipps recalls his visit to the remote market town of Crythin Gifford - and the isolated house of the reclusive Mrs Drablow...

Susan Hill's chilling ghost story dramatised in four parts by Jon Strickland.

Young Kipps ...... Robert Glenister
Old Kipps ...... John Woodvine
Esme ...... Paula Tilbrook
Samuel ...... Rod Arthur
Tomes ...... Christopher Kent
Bentley ...... Stuart Richman
Isobelle ...... Jane Marlow
Oliver ...... Jason Done

Music composed by Derek Pearce.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Chris Wallis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1993.


TUE 18:30 Sounds Natural (m00061ym)
Robert Dougall

BBC TV newsreader Robert Dougall shares his love of wildlife and conservation with Derek Jones.

He also chooses favourite animals courtesy of sound tracks from the BBC archives - from the Go-Away Bird to the Hippopotamus.

One of the original team of in-vision BBC TV newsreaders, Robert Dougall presented bulletins for nearly 20 years. He died aged 86 in 1999.

Produced by John Burton for BBC Bristol.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1971.


TUE 19:00 The Betty Witherspoon Show (b01mx2z9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Peeler (m00061yc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Stock Car Sewell (b00tjvxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m00061yh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Heresy (m0005t9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' (b06rxgtc)
Series 2

Episode 4

The vaguely European owners of the Fings and Bobs Novelty Shop make a return visit to Wherever-we-come-from-Land, Evelyn and Gertie try to be nice and - there's been a murder!

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 The Comedy Club Interviews (m00067b9)
Archie Maddocks 1/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Iain Lee talks to Archie Maddocks.


TUE 23:00 To Hull and Back (b07mxth9)
Series 2

This Must Be It

It seems that Sophie will finally manage to escape the family home and the clutches of her overprotective mother.

She pegs her hopes on an acting audition and reluctantly enlists the help of her mother, who takes her role a bit too seriously.

Will this prove to be the break Sophie has been waiting for?

Lucy Beaumont stars as the daughter trying to escape her overbearing mother played by Maureen Lipman in the second series of this warm-hearted sitcom set in Hull.

Sophie ...... Lucy Beaumont
Sheila ...... Maureen Lipman
Alan ...... Matt Sutton
Jean ...... Kerrie Marsh
Ernie ...... Norman Lovett

Producer: Carl Cooper

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


TUE 23:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01rw3ym)
Series 5

Canterbury

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto from the policies of his Gulbenkian Theatre audience in Canterbury.

Agenda:

1) Farmers to stop spraypainting sheep
2) Abandon the recycling of plastic bottles
3) Land Value Tax to replace all other taxation.

Researcher: Susan McNicholas
Producer: Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.



WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE 2019

WED 00:00 Susan Hill - The Woman in Black (b007jlpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Sounds Natural (m00061ym)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Peeler (m00061yc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Stock Car Sewell (b00tjvxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b009twf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rvpkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Julia Darling - Posties (b0076f48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b049mtyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies (b007wpl3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Genius (b0082b9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Ballylenon (b00nydb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Smelling of Roses (b00d8yxr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Heresy (m0005t9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Peeler (m00061yp)
Reputation

Lord Trowle and PC Quin meet in Court and Jeremiah Morley meets his match in Mrs Gascoygne.

Patrick Carroll’s six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.

PC Martin Quin ...... Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley ...... James Booth
Sir Robert Peel ...... Norman Jones
Lord Trowle ...... Richard E Grant
Colonel Brown ...... Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne ...... Killian McKenna
Maria Staples ...... Joanna Myers
Sergeant Dutton ...... Ronald Herdman
Frederick Roe ...... Timothy Bateson
Sergeant Cazalet ...... Alan Barker
Lord Laverton ...... James Greene
Arthur Jenkins ...... Ian Lindsay
Mrs Gascoyne ...... Elizabeth Bell
Peter The Sceever ...... Fraser Kerr
Beth ...... Susan Sheridan
Lucy ...... Elizabeth Kelly

Singer: Martin Carthy.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


WED 06:30 Mayhem at the Ritz (b00sjrv4)
In the 1960s, demand to see the latest music sensation was so high there were insufficient British venues to meet the demand for tickets. The ABC Gaumont and Rank/Odeon cinema chains saw a money-making opportunity. Andrew Collins revisits this unique time to hear how staff coped with thousands of hysterical teenagers, and to reveal an era when health and safety issues were not a concern, but having a good time was the priority.

A small but dedicated band of workers were able to switch working procedures to embrace the new era of the pop package tours. We meet chief projectionist Robert Phillpot, press-ganged into working the curtains, liaising with tour mangers and roadies while making frantic notes about lighting sequences and spotlight cues.

We also find out about the 1963 Beatles tour that kicked off at The Bradford Gaumont. Manager James Whittell recalls escorting the Beatles around the cinema, pointing out the art decor. And hear how rock n' roll legend Little Richard quizzed the manager about where to go in Bradford, as the star stood abandoned outside the empty Gaumont after the show.

Listen out for extracts from a rare interview The Beatles recorded backstage at the ABC Market Street, for the Huddersfield Tape Recording Society. As Beatle Historian Mark Lewisohn confirms, it still makes compelling listening.

Producer: John Sugar
A Sugar production for BBC Radio 4


WED 07:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00b5pg3)
The Case of the Deranged Botanist

Baker Street’s Great Detective Sherlock Holmes is on the case in a monstrous tale of cross-bred plants and humans.

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

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

Musical accompaniment: Ian Smith.

Producer: Chris Neill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1999.


WED 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m0005t56)
Series 8

Episode 4

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 week's episode will make you feel like a princess, whether you want it to or not - and you can have that, if you like. And, well... since you ask him for another tale of crossing the ocean by horseback...

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 (b007k2gt)
Series 8

Pertwee and the Tratvian Beer

Embassy VIPs from 'The Embassy Lark' hitch a ride aboard HMS Troutbridge to Tratvia.

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 the Russian Minister of Culture, Tenniel Evans as LS Goldstein, Michael Bates as The Padre and Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson.

With special guests Derek Francis as British Ambassador, Sir Jeremy Crichton-Buller and Frank Thornton as First Secretary, Henry Pettigrew. Both are characters from The Navy Lark spin-off – The Embassy Lark which ran from 1966 to 1968 set in the British Embassy in the fictional country of Tratvia.

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 November 1966.


WED 08:30 Doctor at Large (b009544m)
Women on Board

Seasick ship's doctor Simon Sparrow takes a shine to the company chairman's daughter...

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, Peter Jones as Easter, Joan Sanderson as Edna Swithenbank and Norma Ronald as Wendy Swithenbank.

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1969.


WED 09:00 The 99p Challenge (b007js9y)
Series 3

Episode 4

Crazy panel show capers as host Sue Perkins grills Tom Binns, Peter Serafinowicz, Nick Frost and Marcus Brigstocke.

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 (b007k2mq)
Series 2

The Lift

Rabbi Fine and Rabbi Jacobs have an intimate meeting - but not one they would have chosen...

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
Caretaker ...... Howard Lew Lewis
Mr Mukherjee ...... Harry Landis
Bernice ...... Renu Setna
Ambulance Man ...... Simon Balfour (

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


WED 10:00 Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies (b007wqd5)
The Other End of Nowhere

Tom sets off for the Other-End-of-Nowhere.

Conclusion of Charles Kingsley’s novel dramatised by Berlie Doherty.

Starring Julia McKenzie and Timothy West.

Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby ...... Julia McKenzie
Charles Kingsley ...... Timothy West
Tom ...... Oliver Peace
Grimes ...... Philip Jackson
The Lobster ...... Olivier Pierre
The Salmon ...... Sean Baker
Lady Salmon ...... Frances Jeater
The Turbot ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
The Professor ...... Christopher Good
Miss Ellie ...... Ciara Janson
The Porpoise ...... Sarah-Jane Holm
Giant ...... Peter Woodthorpe
Herring ...... Gerard McDermott
Gairfowl ...... Frances Jeater
Older Tom ...... David Antrobus
Truncheon ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Miss Ellie ...... Ciara Janson
Older Ellie ...... Sarah-Jane Holm

With Rosie Wiggins, Victoria Hickson, Alex Bird and Mark Guildea as the Water Babies.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.


WED 11:00 Shorts (b05wz908)
Welcome to Your Holiday!

Namaste by Deepti Kapoor

Three specially commissioned stories in which writers from around the world explore the idea of getting away from it all. What do we experience as tourists dabbling in the lives of others? How do those who host these fleeting visitors regard them and is there any way in which it is genuinely possible to find ‘the real thing’?

In the first story, Namaste, Deepti Kapoor considers the Western tourists who have long headed to Goa for a dose of healing spirituality - and an Indian woman tries to find a solution to her own troubles by offering the visitors what they seek.

Deepti Kapoor lives in Goa and published her first novel, A Bad Character, in 2014.

Reader: Tania Rodrigues

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


WED 11:15 Drama (b096jkft)
The Most Wanted Man in Sweden

When an Iraqi asylum seeker unwittingly becomes the most wanted man in Sweden, he and his Swedish interrogator make a surprising plan to clear his name.

Krister Henriksson (the original Wallander) and Nitin Ganatra (Masood in Eastenders) star in this funny yet poignant drama by Danny Robins (The Cold Swedish Winter).

Nitin Ganatra plays Mohammed, a refugee who has arrived in Sweden after a long and arduous journey to escape the so-called Islamic State. He is sent to the tiny frozen town of Boliden in the far north of the country but, when one day he is arrested by armed police, he discovers that his face has been on every TV channel and newspaper front page as "The Most Wanted Man in Sweden". Taken to Stockholm to be interrogated, he finds himself trapped in a Kafkaesque nightmare, trying to prove himself innocent without knowing what he is accused of.

Krister Henriksson is Jörgen, the Swedish policeman who must get to the bottom of what has happened. Mohammed protests his innocence and his stories ring true, but is there something about his past that he is hiding? As Mohammed relates his sometimes dangerous journey to Sweden and his attempts to integrate with a people so different from his own, Jörgen, finds himself growing to like his suspect. But he is joined in the interrogation by Charles (Josh Lenn), an American intelligence officer with very different views.

The drama is inspired by the true story of Moder Mothanna Magid.

Mohammed ...... Nitin Ganatra
Jorgen ...... Krister Henriksson
Charles ...... Josh Lenn
Swedish Policeman ...... Thomas Eriksson

Music by Rawaa Barnes and Ramzi Sleiman.
Written by Danny Robins.
Director: Frank Stirling

A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2017.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007k2gt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Doctor at Large (b009544m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Peeler (m00061yp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Mayhem at the Ritz (b00sjrv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009twfh)
Ford Madox Ford - The Good Soldier

First Crack

The first crack appears in the friendship between the Dowells and the Ashburnhams.

Set in early 20th century Europe, Ford Madox Ford's classic tale of passion and deceit abridged in ten parts by Lu Kemp.

Read by Toby Stephens.

Producer: Kirsty Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


WED 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rvpv1)
The New Art of Listening

In the 18-century, musical performances were a relaxed affair. Most audience members were so busy chatting, flirting and eating they didn't do much listening at all. But then came the era of grand concert halls.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex explores how the Victorians stopped shuffling and learned to hush.

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

Signature tune composed by Joe Acheson.
Producer: Matt Thompson
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 14:30 Julia Darling - Posties (b0076f4r)
Letters Home

15 year old Janie is anorexic.

Her mother Grace, a school dinner lady, feels powerless - until a library book suggests she writes letters to her daughter..

Five gentle stories by Julia Darling about letters, postal workers and the way communication is changing.

Grace ....Siobhan Finneran
Janie ... Tara Prendergast
Mel ......Jo-Anne Knowles

Music by Dave Scott and Neil Blenkinsop

Producer: Susan Roberts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b049mvlz)
Matt Lewis - Last Man Off

Episode 3

Fishing for the Patagonian Toothfish, the haul has proved disappointing. So a change of scenery is decided on.

In the spring of 1998, Matt Lewis was just 23 and not long out of college when he accepted a job as a scientific observer on the deep-sea fishing vessel Sudur Havid. It was his first time as an observer and, with the fishing season already started, he was rushed out to Cape Town to join the crew. The boat then sailed off to the Southern Ocean, off South Georgia, to fish in some of the most hostile conditions on the planet.

'Last Man Off' is Matt Lewis's story of that journey and the fateful consequences. The author waited over 15 years for this story to be told. "I was waiting for more time to make the story less painful," said Lewis.

Reader: Sam Troughton
Abridger: Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014.


WED 15:00 Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies (b007wqd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 99p Challenge (b007js9y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2mq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00b5pg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m0005t56)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Susan Hill - The Woman in Black (b007jlps)
A Causeway and a Pony Trap

Solicitor Arthur Kipps feels rattled spending the night in the eerie isolated house of the reclusive Mrs Drablow...

Susan Hill's chilling ghost story dramatised in four parts by Jon Strickland.

Young Kipps ...... Robert Glenister
Old Kipps ...... John Woodvine
Esme ...... Paula Tilbrook
Bentley ...... Stuart Richman
Keckwick ...... James Quinn

Music composed by Derek Pearce.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Chris Wallis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1993.


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b007jndb)
Series 2

Humphrey Lyttelton

Musician and radio’s legendary host of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue reminisces about his life, career and love of jazz.

Featuring memories of Willie Rushton and his Clue colleagues, as well as the shock he received from George Melly.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007k2gt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Doctor at Large (b009544m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Peeler (m00061yp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Mayhem at the Ritz (b00sjrv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Shorts (b05wz908)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Drama (b096jkft)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m0005t56)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b007p1nn)
Series 1

Street Crime

Is there an etiquette to being mugged?

Adam Bloom explores the social awkwardness of petty crime.

Rob Rouse helps Adam solve these criminal dilemmas.

Written by Adam Bloom.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


WED 22:45 The Shuttleworths (b007jm47)
Series 2

The Birthday Bench

Sheffield’s aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth spots the perfect birthday gift for his agent. But Ken’s got other ideas...

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1995.


WED 23:00 Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun (b007k272)
London

Bring back Geoffrey to ‘Rainbow’ and some cutting remarks about Lorena Bobbit.

From the BBC Paris Studio, 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 Geoffrey Hayes from ITV kids show Rainbow.

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 (b007ynmg)
Series 1

Episode 4

After getting a job at a supermarket, Tom finally proposes to Sadie, but first he must ask her father for permission.

Tom's "imaginary" band get in on the act. Will it all end with a song and a dance?

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 ..... Melody

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 August 2001.



THURSDAY 20 JUNE 2019

THU 00:00 Susan Hill - The Woman in Black (b007jlps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b007jndb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Peeler (m00061yp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Mayhem at the Ritz (b00sjrv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b009twfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rvpv1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Julia Darling - Posties (b0076f4r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b049mvlz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies (b007wqd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The 99p Challenge (b007js9y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k2mq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (b00b5pg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (m0005t56)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Peeler (m00061r6)
Imprisonment

Lord Trowle and PC Quin meet in Court and Jeremiah Morley meets his match in Mrs Gascoygne.

Patrick Carroll’s six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.

PC Martin Quin ...... Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley ...... James Booth
Sir Robert Peel ...... Norman Jones
Lord Trowle ...... Richard E Grant
Colonel Brown ...... Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne ...... Killian McKenna
Maria Staples ...... Joanna Myers
Sergeant Dutton ...... Ronald Herdman
Frederick Roe ...... Timothy Bateson
Sergeant Cazalet ...... Alan Barker
Turnkey ...... Mark Straker
Lord Laverton ...... James Greene
John Staples ...... Ian Lindsay
Rev Charkes Lyton ...... Timothy Carlton
Mrs Gascoyne ...... Elizabeth Bell
Florrie ...... Susan Sheridan
Mrs Gregory ...... Elizabeth Kelly

Singer: Martin Carthy.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


THU 06:30 An Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (b01lswct)
Richard Buckminster Fuller was an eccentric polymath.

Perhaps best known for his innovative geodesic dome designs - a version of which feature at the Eden Project in Cornwall - he was also an inventor, a poet and a philosopher, who wrote scores of books and criss-crossed the globe giving idiosyncratic free-wheeling lectures that lasted for hours.

In all of his varied work, Buckminster Fuller was dedicated to principles of sustainability, to doing 'more with less' and striving to 'make the world work for 100% of humanity'. He influenced a generation of designers and architects - including Norman Foster and Richard Rogers - and was an inspiration to the environmental movement.

Buckminster Fuller was ahead of his time and his principles are arguably more relevant now than ever. He died in 1983, but he's now a largely forgotten figure.

In this programme, the writer Tom Dyckhoff talks to Bucky's colleagues and commentators about what we can learn from Buckminster Fuller today. Featuring Fuller's grandson Jaime Snyder, architect Norman Foster, sculptor Antony Gormley, writers Bryan Appleyard and Alice Rawsthorn, and Andrew Simms of the New Economics Foundation.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


THU 07:00 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse (b04807hl)
Series 6

A Dish of Neapolitan

An Old Army colonel and his one time batman reunite after many years at the scene of their greatest glories on the Italian front in the Second World War.

Many secrets are revealed and a new friendship is forged as they conspire to win back what they perceive as rightfully belonging to their old regiment.

Archie ..... Stanley Baxter
Charles ..... Geoffrey Palmer
Luca (Waiter) ..... Alex Madia
Arturo (Launch Driver ..... Alex Madia
Museum Attendant ..... Lara Parmiani

Written by Michael Chaplin
Director: Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014. .


THU 07:30 My Obsession (b09yclxr)
Pilot

Comedian Danny Heywood wakes in his hotel room to find that he is not alone. Sheryl, a fan on a mission, has let herself into the room and is determined not to leave until she gets what she wants. But what exactly is it that she wants?

The ensuing stand off is a hilarious game of verbal cat and mouse as they both endeavor to maintain control of a very bizarre situation.

This comedy drama observes the obsessive narcissistic culture of so-called celebrity, the desire to be famous and the urge to be near it. Funny, warm-hearted, surprising and all played in real time, My Obsession enjoyed a sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014.

It garnered great reviews:
"Razor sharp wit" - Daily Telegraph
"Excellent" - Daily Mirror.

This comedy was originally broadcast on Radio 4 in April 2018 and is now being repeated ahead of two new episodes of Danny and Sheryl’s story.

Cast:
Danny – Paul Merton
Sheryl – Suki Webster

Written by Suki Webster
Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 Benny Hill (b08px1cm)
Benny Hill Time

From 10/05/1964

Impresario Fred Scuttle describes the swinging pop scene and movie news from Pinetree Studios.

With Peter Vernon, Jan Waters and Patricia Hayes.

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 May 1964.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b00jctj9)
Who Is Pink Oboe?

Cowardly Captain Seagoon goes to war. With Peter Sellers away, Graham Stark and Kenneth Connor are enlisted. From January 1959.


THU 09:00 Booked (b0075lcp)
Series 2

Episode 1

Piglet bumps into the Greek Chorus, Inspector Clouseau takes Blanche Dubois to a dance, and Hunter S Thompson writes a public school prospectus.

Outrageous parody, wit and original writing from Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington and Roger McGough in the irreverent literary game.

Chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1997.


THU 09:30 Rent (b0675byd)
Series 4

Episode 6

Maria and Richard have their lives back. For Paul and Ruby, it's decision time...

The conclusion 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.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


THU 10:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Barry Lyndon (b00t18j1)
The Duel

An unfortunate duel is the catalyst for young Redmond Barry to leave his native Ireland and serve on the battlefields of the Seven Years War - before a chance reunion with his long-lost uncle offers a way to make their fortune at the gaming-tables of the highest courts of Europe.

William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel (1844) about the rise and fall of an Irish adventurer, set during the last half of the 18th century. The action moves from rural Ireland to the courts of Europe to the drawing rooms of English society.

The first of two-parts dramatised by Don McCamphill

Barry ...... Gerard McSorley
Redmond ...... Andrew Scott
Chevalier de Balibari ...... David Kelly
Bell Barry ...... Sheila Hancock
Lord Lyndon ...... Kenneth Cranham
Sir Rumford Bumford ...... Jamie Foreman
Mme Fitzsimons ...... Tina Kellegher
Fitzsimons ...... Kevin Flood
Captain Fagan ...... Frank O'Sullivan
John Quin ...... Mark Lambert
Von Potzdorff ...... Don Wycherley
Ulick ...... Darragh Kelly
Mick ...... Eanna MacLiam
Nora ...... Alice Barry

Directed at BBC Belfast by Lawrence Jackson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


THU 11:00 Shorts (b05y178q)
Welcome to Your Holiday!

As Far as We Could Go by Thomas Morris

Three specially commissioned stories in which writers from around the world explore the idea of getting away from it all. What do we experience as visitors in the lives of others? For those who prefer to regard themselves as travellers, the urge to seek out the authentic is matched only by the fear of ‘looking like a tourist’.

In As Far as We Could Go, by Thomas Morris, a group of visiting writers on a creative retreat in Ireland are determined that they will discover the authentic experience of local life.

Thomas Morris is editor of the Irish literary magazine The Stinging Fly. His first collection of short stories We Don't Know What We're Doing will be published in August.

Reader: Nathalie Buscombe

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


THU 11:15 The Whitsun Weddings (m00061r8)
A verse drama by Kathleen Jamie, based on the poem by Philip Larkin.

On a Whit weekend at the end of the 1950s, Philip Larkin caught a train from Hull to London which was boarded by a number of newly-wed couples.

He turned his observations about them into one of his best-known poems.

40 years later, three of the couples and the daughter of the fourth look back on the day to consider if its promises have been fulfilled.

Audrey ...... Dame Eileen Atkins
Paula ...... Saskia Reeves
Peter ...... David Haig
George ...... Jack Shepherd

Producer Rob Ketteridge

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 1999.


THU 12:00 Benny Hill (b08px1cm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b00jctj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Peeler (m00061r6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 An Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (b01lswct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009twfp)
Ford Madox Ford - The Good Soldier

First Tragedy

The first tragedy caused by Ashburnham's infidelity is brought to light.

Set in early 20th century Europe, Ford Madox Ford's classic tale of passion and deceit abridged in ten parts by Lu Kemp.

Read by Toby Stephens.

Producer: Kirsty Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


THU 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rw2zq)
Life in the City

As cities grew, next-door's noise became increasingly hard to escape.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex follows the writer Thomas Carlyle's grumpy attempts at soundproofing, before travelling to New York to imagine the teaming, noisy world of the Lower East Side tenements in the early 20th-century.

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

Signature tune composed by Joe Acheson.
Producer: Matt Thompson

A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 14:30 Julia Darling - Posties (b0076f57)
Letters to God

Winifred writes letters to God about her marriage to James.

On his last postal round before retirement, something happens to James which changes both their lives....

Five gentle stories by Julia Darling about letters, postal workers and the way communication is changing.

Winifred Peas.........Judi Earl
James Peas......Donald McBride
Lenny .........Roger Morlidge

Music by Dave Scott and Neil Blenkinsop

Producer: Susan Roberts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b049mvs9)
Matt Lewis - Last Man Off

Episode 4

Though other vessels had pulled in their lines, the Sudur Havid continued to fish, and suffered the consequences.

In the spring of 1998, Matt Lewis was just 23 and not long out of college when he accepted a job as a scientific observer on the deep-sea fishing vessel Sudur Havid. It was his first time as an observer and, with the fishing season already started, he was rushed out to Cape Town to join the crew. The boat then sailed off to the Southern Ocean, off South Georgia, to fish in some of the most hostile conditions on the planet.

'Last Man Off' is Matt Lewis's story of that journey and the fateful consequences. The author waited over 15 years for this story to be told. "I was waiting for more time to make the story less painful," said Lewis.

Reader: Sam Troughton
Abridger: Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4


THU 15:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Barry Lyndon (b00t18j1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Booked (b0075lcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Rent (b0675byd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse (b04807hl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 My Obsession (b09yclxr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Susan Hill - The Woman in Black (b007jz83)
The Nursery and a Child

As thick fog descends, the ghostly encounters continue for solicitor Arthur Kipps when he returns to the eerie isolated house of the reclusive Mrs Drablow...

Susan Hill's chilling ghost story dramatised in four parts by Jon Strickland.

Young Kipps ...... Robert Glenister
Old Kipps ...... John Woodvine
Esme ...... Paula Tilbrook
Bentley ...... Stuart Richman
Mrs Daily ...... Diane Whitley
Samuel Daily ...... Rod Arthur

Music composed by Derek Pearce.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Chris Wallis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1993.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b01rr36x)
Series 30

Galileo

The DJ and broadcaster Bobby Friction champions the Italian physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei. He is the first Great Lives guest to have named a child after his nominated hero.

Galileo was born on 25th February 1564, in Pisa. He was a best-selling author - the Stephen Hawking of his day - who challenged Aristotle's view of the cosmos and was brought before the Inquisition.

The presenter is Matthew Parris, with additional contributions from Dr David Berman from Queen Mary University of London. Together they discuss whether Galileo should have stood his ground and refused to recant, or if he should be recognised as someone whose experimentation helped define what science is.

Produced by Perminder Khatkar.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


THU 19:00 Benny Hill (b08px1cm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b00jctj9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Peeler (m00061r6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 An Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (b01lswct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Shorts (b05y178q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 The Whitsun Weddings (m00061r8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 My Obsession (b09yclxr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Britain Versus the World (b050crxj)
Series 1

Episode 6

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

Joining the British captain, Hal Cruttenden, is the English comedian Roisin Conaty while the captain of the Rest of the World - Henning Wehn - is teamed with his fellow German stand-up Christian Schulte-Loh.

The contest is overseen by Irishman Ed Byrne who does his very best to stay impartial.

Host
Ed Byrne

Guests
Hal Cruttenden
Henning Wehn
Roisin Conaty
Christian Schulte-Loh

Programme Associate Bill Matthews

Devised and produced by Ashley Blaker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m00067bc)
Archie Maddocks 2/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Iain Lee talks to Archie Maddocks.


THU 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k17t)
Series 1

To Infinity and Beyond

A bunch of Star Trek fans beam in to a sci-fi convention at the museum - and a rival theme park draws visitors away from Badgerland.

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 (b00cbcpb)
Series 2

Episode 4

After faking their deaths, can George and Beverly finally manage to reunite their family?

Conclusion of Gerard Foster's comedy drama

George ..... Geoffrey Palmer
Beverley ..... Angela Thorne
Alex ..... Gerard Foster
Rose ..... Miranda Hart
Hosana ..... Debra Stephenson
Leboeuf ..... Dave Lamb
Yates ..... Tim Verrinder

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.



FRIDAY 21 JUNE 2019

FRI 00:00 Susan Hill - The Woman in Black (b007jz83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b01rr36x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Peeler (m00061r6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 An Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (b01lswct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b009twfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rw2zq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Julia Darling - Posties (b0076f57)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b049mvs9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Barry Lyndon (b00t18j1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Booked (b0075lcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Rent (b0675byd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse (b04807hl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 My Obsession (b09yclxr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Peeler (m00061r0)
Blaggard

Lord Trowle and PC Quin meet in Court and Jeremiah Morley meets his match in Mrs Gascoygne.

Patrick Carroll’s six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.

PC Martin Quin ...... Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley ...... James Booth
Sir Robert Peel ...... Norman Jones
Lord Trowle ...... Richard E Grant
Colonel Brown ...... Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne ...... Killian McKenna
Maria Staples ...... Joanna Myers
Frederick Roe ...... Timothy Bateson
Lord Laverton ...... James Greene
John Staples ...... Ian Lindsay
Rev Charkes Lyton ...... Timothy Carlton
Florrie ...... Susan Sheridan
Mrs Gregory ...... Elizabeth Kelly
Peter The Screever ...... FrazerKerr

Singer: Martin Carthy.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


FRI 06:30 Khmer Rock and the Killing Fields (b00lrv50)
Robin Denselow tells the story of Cambodia's rock and roll stars who emerged during the late 1960s with a new sound known as 'Khmer Rock'.

Under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, almost all these singers and musicians were killed, but they’re still revered by Cambodians today.

Producer: Sarah Cuddon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2009.


FRI 07:00 On the Rocks (b05wq1bl)
Series 2

Swimming

War is looming and Ben still isn't getting anywhere with Morwenna-May.

Christopher William Hill’s 1930s comedy set on St. Martin's, one of the Isles of Scilly.

Frank Gunwallow ..... Joseph Kloska
Tommy Trenear ..... Stuart Fox
Father Tregarthan ..... Peter Marinker
Ben Trenear ..... Alex Palmer
Len Oliver ..... Ed Gaughan
Morwenna-May ..... Alex Tregear
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 (b08hqf5w)
Series 2

The Nose

By John Nicholson, Javier Marzan and Richard Katz

In 17th-century Paris, an early practitioner of plastic surgery has her work cut out when she meets a man with the most wonderfully large nose.

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 . . . . . Emma Harding
Producer . . . . . Sasha Yevtushenko.


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b00gs06p)
Series 2

Influence Friends and Win People...

Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living from radio's Advanced Correspondence Course

With instruction from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Learn the Burkiss Way to write a script like Andrew Marshall and David Renwick and the Burkiss Way to produce a programme like Simon Brett (You'll be amazed at the results!)

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


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007k094)
Series 4

Full House

Card sharks fleece Harold Steptoe, so father Albert steps in.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Martin Friend, Douglas Blackwell and Michael Kilgarriff.

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.

Written for TV and adapted for radio by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1972.


FRI 09:00 Say the Word (b00764r2)
Episode 3

Frank Delaney's panel game revolving around the English language.

From the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, Gloucestershire.

With Pam Ayres, Adam Hart-Davis, Sue Limb and John Julius Norwich.

Plus resident jesters - the Nimmo Twins

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


FRI 09:30 A Whole 'Nother Story (b00763tm)
Series 1

Older

Cassie and Pete would be a great couple, if they weren't so busy being friends.

The first of three series of Amanda Murphy’s comedy-drama series about a friendship between a man and a woman.

Starring Debra Stephenson as Cassie and David Lamb as Pete.

Rebecca ...... Mika Simmons
PJ ...... Brendan Burns
Dad ...... Mike Grady
Mum ...... Anne Reid

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2001.


FRI 10:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Barry Lyndon (b00t1bsd)
The Squire

Redmond Barry pursues and wins the widowed Lady Lyndon to take the title of Barry Lyndon and play the role of country squire.

However, once arrived at the summit of his good fortune, his luck begins to change for the worse.

Conclusion of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel about the rise and fall of an Irish adventurer in the 18th century.

Dramatised by Don McCamphill

Barry ...... Gerard McSorley
Lady Lyndon ...... Tina Kellegher
Chevalier de Balibari ...... David Kelly
Bell Barry ...... Sheila Hancock
Earl of Crabs ...... Kenneth Cranham
Wiggins ...... Jamie Foreman
Redmond ...... Andrew Scott
Furniture Dealer ...... Mark Lambert
Poynings ...... Don Wycherley
Ulick ...... Darragh Kelly
Brendan ...... Eanna MacLiam
Maggie-Rose ...... Alice Barry

Directed at BBC Belfast by Lawrence Jackson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00061r3)
Made for 4 Extra. Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b00gs06p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007k094)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Peeler (m00061r0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Khmer Rock and the Killing Fields (b00lrv50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b009twfw)
Ford Madox Ford - The Good Soldier

Florence

John Dowell reveals the devious nature of his wife Florence

Set in early 20th century Europe, Ford Madox Ford's classic tale of passion and deceit abridged in ten parts by Lu Kemp.

Read by Toby Stephens.

Producer: Kirsty Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


FRI 14:15 Noise: A Human History (b01rw8xt)
Capturing Sound

Sounds were ephemeral until recording technology made it possible to capture them.

Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex introduces bottled moments from the past, including the voices of Robert Browning and Florence Nightingale and 9/11 answerphone messages.

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

Signature tune composed by Joe Acheson.
Producer: Matt Thompson
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 14:30 Julia Darling - Posties (b0076f5r)
Letters to the Dead

When undelivered letters start to pour through the letterbox of Olix's flat, the Albanian asylum seeker turns to an elderly neighbour, Merril for help...

The last of five gentle stories by Julia Darling about letters, postal workers and the way communication is changing.

Merril ... Madeleine Moffatt
Milosh .... Rad Lazar

Music by Dave Scott and Neil Blenkinsop.

Producer: Susan Roberts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b049mwb1)
Matt Lewis - Last Man Off

Episode 5

In the sub-zero waters of the Southern Ocean, it's all about survival for the crew of the Sudur Havid.

In the spring of 1998, Matt Lewis was just 23 and not long out of college when he accepted a job as a scientific observer on the deep-sea fishing vessel Sudur Havid. It was his first time as an observer and, with the fishing season already started, he was rushed out to Cape Town to join the crew. The boat then sailed off to the Southern Ocean, off South Georgia, to fish in some of the most hostile conditions on the planet.

'Last Man Off' is Matt Lewis's story of that journey and the fateful consequences. The author waited over 15 years for this story to be told. "I was waiting for more time to make the story less painful," said Lewis.

Reader: Sam Troughton
Abridger: Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014.


FRI 15:00 William Makepeace Thackeray - Barry Lyndon (b00t1bsd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Say the Word (b00764r2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 A Whole 'Nother Story (b00763tm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 On the Rocks (b05wq1bl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics (b08hqf5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Susan Hill - The Woman in Black (b007jls5)
Letters and Death Certificates

Can solicitor Arthur Kipps finally unravel the eerie mystery of the isolated house of the reclusive Mrs Drablow?

Susan Hill's chilling ghost story dramatised in four parts by Jon Strickland.

Young Kipps ...... Robert Glenister
Old Kipps ...... John Woodvine
Esme ...... Paula Tilbrook
Stella ...... Jane Cox
Samuel Daily ...... Rod Arthur

Music composed by Derek Pearce.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Chris Wallis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1993.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076h00)
Africa

Are Europe and Africa destined to misunderstand each other? Matthew Parris chats to three authors of African memoirs. From September 2003.

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

The best new writing and the freshest conversation from 2003.


FRI 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b00gs06p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007k094)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Peeler (m00061r0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Khmer Rock and the Killing Fields (b00lrv50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00061r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics (b08hqf5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b00wlg3h)
Series 1

Episode 4

Posh privately educated teenagers Daisy and Maisie show prospective parents around their school.

Joanna Lumley visits her mother with a Christmas present and the Mona Lisa lets us into a secret.

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 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0006ch4)
Sara Barron 1/2

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


FRI 23:00 Party (b011znh7)
Series 2

Is the Party Over?

The aspiring politicians of the new political party move on to tackle drugs and housing and come up with a convenient catch-all solution.

But is there any point if Jared's all set to move to the Isle of Wight?

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 The Big Booth (b007k2ww)
Series 2: The Big Booth Too

Episode 1

Boothby Graffoe returns with a series of guitar-flavoured songs and surreal laughs.

From the Pieasance Cabaret Bar at the Edinburgh Festival.

With Stephen Frost, Kevin Eldon, Alan Mouat, Vivienne Soan and Antonio Forcione.

Written by Boothby Graffoe and Dave Thompson.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.




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

15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b05w84zm)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b009jny7)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b009jny7)

A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics 05:30 SAT (b08h0c9k)

A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics 07:30 FRI (b08hqf5w)

A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics 17:30 FRI (b08hqf5w)

A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics 22:00 FRI (b08hqf5w)

A Whole 'Nother Story 09:30 FRI (b00763tm)

A Whole 'Nother Story 16:30 FRI (b00763tm)

A Woman on the Edge of Time (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (m00061qp)

A Woman on the Edge of Time (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (m00061qp)

Afternoon Reading 07:15 SUN (b00yjcnr)

Afternoon Reading 14:15 SUN (b00yjcnr)

Afternoon Reading 02:15 MON (b00yjcnr)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 07:30 SUN (b043x48z)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 17:30 SUN (b043x48z)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 SUN (b043x48z)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 05:30 MON (b043x48z)

Amicable (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b05wz3h7)

Amicable (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b05wz3h7)

Amicable (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b05wz3h7)

An Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth 06:30 THU (b01lswct)

An Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth 13:30 THU (b01lswct)

An Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth 20:30 THU (b01lswct)

An Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth 01:30 FRI (b01lswct)

Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies 23:30 SUN (b007jtr3)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b06p4cl2)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b06p4cl2)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b06p4cl2)

Armando Iannucci 23:00 SAT (b007jzbt)

At Home With The Snails 23:30 THU (b00cbcpb)

Ballylenon 16:30 TUE (b00nydb9)

Ballylenon 04:30 WED (b00nydb9)

Benny Hill 08:00 THU (b08px1cm)

Benny Hill 12:00 THU (b08px1cm)

Benny Hill 19:00 THU (b08px1cm)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b05r71xt)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b009twgj)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b009twgj)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b009twf9)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b009twf9)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b009twfh)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b009twfh)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b009twfp)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b009twfp)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b009twfw)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b05t67cg)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b04966s0)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b04966s0)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b049mtyp)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b049mtyp)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b049mvlz)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b049mvlz)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b049mvs9)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b049mvs9)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b049mwb1)

Booked 09:00 THU (b0075lcp)

Booked 16:00 THU (b0075lcp)

Booked 04:00 FRI (b0075lcp)

Britain Versus the World 22:30 THU (b050crxj)

Cabin Pressure 23:00 SUN (b0124qtf)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b03nt8bk)

Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies 10:00 MON (b007jxr5)

Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies 15:00 MON (b007jxr5)

Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies 03:00 TUE (b007jxr5)

Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies 10:00 TUE (b007wpl3)

Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies 15:00 TUE (b007wpl3)

Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies 03:00 WED (b007wpl3)

Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies 10:00 WED (b007wqd5)

Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies 15:00 WED (b007wqd5)

Charles Kingsley - The Water Babies 03:00 THU (b007wqd5)

Clare in the Community 22:30 MON (b008z5wk)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jmd5)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jmd5)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jmd5)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (m0005tqb)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (m0005tqb)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b08s2wjh)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b08s2wjh)

Doctor at Large 08:30 WED (b009544m)

Doctor at Large 12:30 WED (b009544m)

Doctor at Large 19:30 WED (b009544m)

Doonesburyland 06:30 MON (b008md8z)

Doonesburyland 13:30 MON (b008md8z)

Doonesburyland 20:30 MON (b008md8z)

Doonesburyland 01:30 TUE (b008md8z)

Drama 11:15 WED (b096jkft)

Drama 21:15 WED (b096jkft)

Edith Wharton - Madame de Treymes 16:00 SUN (b0089brw)

Edith Wharton - Madame de Treymes 04:00 MON (b0089brw)

Flying the Flag 07:00 MON (b00dyb0t)

Flying the Flag 17:00 MON (b00dyb0t)

Flying the Flag 05:00 TUE (b00dyb0t)

Genius 16:00 TUE (b0082b9x)

Genius 04:00 WED (b0082b9x)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b01rr36x)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b01rr36x)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b007jxpn)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 MON (b007jxpn)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 MON (b007jxpn)

Heresy 07:30 TUE (m0005t9g)

Heresy 17:30 TUE (m0005t9g)

Heresy 22:00 TUE (m0005t9g)

Heresy 05:30 WED (m0005t9g)

Home Again 04:30 SAT (m0005tnr)

How to Find Home (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (m00061t3)

How to Find Home (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (m00061t3)

I Think I've Got a Problem 23:30 WED (b007ynmg)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 14:15 SAT (b007516l)

In the Psychiatrist's Chair 02:15 SUN (b007516l)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (m00061qr)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (m00061qr)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (b07md704)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (b07md704)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:30 WED (m0005t56)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 17:30 WED (m0005t56)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 22:00 WED (m0005t56)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 05:30 THU (m0005t56)

Julia Darling - Posties 14:30 MON (b0076f3s)

Julia Darling - Posties 02:30 TUE (b0076f3s)

Julia Darling - Posties 14:30 TUE (b0076f48)

Julia Darling - Posties 02:30 WED (b0076f48)

Julia Darling - Posties 14:30 WED (b0076f4r)

Julia Darling - Posties 02:30 THU (b0076f4r)

Julia Darling - Posties 14:30 THU (b0076f57)

Julia Darling - Posties 02:30 FRI (b0076f57)

Julia Darling - Posties 14:30 FRI (b0076f5r)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 SAT (b007jxtt)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m0005t37)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m0005t37)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m0005t37)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m0005t37)

Khmer Rock and the Killing Fields 06:30 FRI (b00lrv50)

Khmer Rock and the Killing Fields 13:30 FRI (b00lrv50)

Khmer Rock and the Killing Fields 20:30 FRI (b00lrv50)

Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun 23:00 WED (b007k272)

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 22:30 FRI (b00wlg3h)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 SAT (b07v2mdz)

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 23:30 TUE (b01rw3ym)

Mayhem at the Ritz 06:30 WED (b00sjrv4)

Mayhem at the Ritz 13:30 WED (b00sjrv4)

Mayhem at the Ritz 20:30 WED (b00sjrv4)

Mayhem at the Ritz 01:30 THU (b00sjrv4)

My Obsession 07:30 THU (b09yclxr)

My Obsession 17:30 THU (b09yclxr)

My Obsession 22:00 THU (b09yclxr)

My Obsession 05:30 FRI (b09yclxr)

Nightfall 18:00 SUN (m00061tr)

Nightfall 00:00 MON (m00061tr)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 SAT (b01rrc1c)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 MON (b01rvnx1)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 TUE (b01rvnx1)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 TUE (b01rvpkl)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 WED (b01rvpkl)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 WED (b01rvpv1)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 THU (b01rvpv1)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 THU (b01rw2zq)

Noise: A Human History 02:15 FRI (b01rw2zq)

Noise: A Human History 14:15 FRI (b01rw8xt)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076gwp)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076h00)

On the Rocks 05:00 SAT (b05vwtsk)

On the Rocks 07:00 FRI (b05wq1bl)

On the Rocks 17:00 FRI (b05wq1bl)

Party 23:00 FRI (b011znh7)

Peeler 06:00 MON (m0005zkz)

Peeler 13:00 MON (m0005zkz)

Peeler 20:00 MON (m0005zkz)

Peeler 01:00 TUE (m0005zkz)

Peeler 06:00 TUE (m00061yc)

Peeler 13:00 TUE (m00061yc)

Peeler 20:00 TUE (m00061yc)

Peeler 01:00 WED (m00061yc)

Peeler 06:00 WED (m00061yp)

Peeler 13:00 WED (m00061yp)

Peeler 20:00 WED (m00061yp)

Peeler 01:00 THU (m00061yp)

Peeler 06:00 THU (m00061r6)

Peeler 13:00 THU (m00061r6)

Peeler 20:00 THU (m00061r6)

Peeler 01:00 FRI (m00061r6)

Peeler 06:00 FRI (m00061r0)

Peeler 13:00 FRI (m00061r0)

Peeler 20:00 FRI (m00061r0)

Percy Edwards Showdown 01:30 SAT (b00htwx7)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m00061r3)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m00061r3)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m00061tk)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m00061tk)

Radio Active 23:30 MON (b008s3jb)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b08w9x4f)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (b08w9x4f)

Recycled Radio 07:30 SAT (b02x62t0)

Recycled Radio 17:30 SAT (b02x62t0)

Recycled Radio 05:30 SUN (b02x62t0)

Rent 09:30 THU (b0675byd)

Rent 16:30 THU (b0675byd)

Rent 04:30 FRI (b0675byd)

Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 18:30 SUN (b007jltj)

Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind 00:30 MON (b007jltj)

Say the Word 04:00 SAT (b00764mj)

Say the Word 09:00 FRI (b00764r2)

Say the Word 16:00 FRI (b00764r2)

Shorts 11:00 WED (b05wz908)

Shorts 21:00 WED (b05wz908)

Shorts 11:00 THU (b05y178q)

Shorts 21:00 THU (b05y178q)

Smelling of Roses 12:00 SAT (b00d4qky)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 TUE (b00d8yxr)

Smelling of Roses 17:00 TUE (b00d8yxr)

Smelling of Roses 05:00 WED (b00d8yxr)

Sounds Natural 18:30 TUE (m00061ym)

Sounds Natural 00:30 WED (m00061ym)

Spine Chillers 18:00 SAT (b08dc0tf)

Spine Chillers 00:00 SUN (b08dc0tf)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007k094)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 FRI (b007k094)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 FRI (b007k094)

Stock Car Sewell 06:30 TUE (b00tjvxc)

Stock Car Sewell 13:30 TUE (b00tjvxc)

Stock Car Sewell 20:30 TUE (b00tjvxc)

Stock Car Sewell 01:30 WED (b00tjvxc)

Suburbia 09:00 SAT (b05n3yjq)

Suburbia 19:00 SAT (b05n3yjq)

Susan Hill - The Woman in Black 18:00 TUE (b007jlpk)

Susan Hill - The Woman in Black 00:00 WED (b007jlpk)

Susan Hill - The Woman in Black 18:00 WED (b007jlps)

Susan Hill - The Woman in Black 00:00 THU (b007jlps)

Susan Hill - The Woman in Black 18:00 THU (b007jz83)

Susan Hill - The Woman in Black 00:00 FRI (b007jz83)

Susan Hill - The Woman in Black 18:00 FRI (b007jls5)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0005zl4)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0005zl4)

Telling Tales 11:00 TUE (m00061yh)

Telling Tales 21:00 TUE (m00061yh)

Terence Rattigan - The Browning Version 03:00 SAT (b092ks2g)

That Reminds Me 18:30 WED (b007jndb)

That Reminds Me 00:30 THU (b007jndb)

The 99p Challenge 09:00 WED (b007js9y)

The 99p Challenge 16:00 WED (b007js9y)

The 99p Challenge 04:00 THU (b007js9y)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 09:30 WED (b007k2mq)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 16:30 WED (b007k2mq)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 04:30 THU (b007k2mq)

The Best Laid Plans 09:30 MON (b04wtcj5)

The Best Laid Plans 16:30 MON (b04wtcj5)

The Best Laid Plans 04:30 TUE (b04wtcj5)

The Best of English 15:45 SUN (m00061t9)

The Best of English 03:45 MON (m00061t9)

The Betty Witherspoon Show 08:00 TUE (b01mx2z9)

The Betty Witherspoon Show 12:00 TUE (b01mx2z9)

The Betty Witherspoon Show 19:00 TUE (b01mx2z9)

The Big Booth 23:30 FRI (b007k2ww)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 FRI (b00gs06p)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 FRI (b00gs06p)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 FRI (b00gs06p)

The Clitheroe Kid 08:30 SUN (m00061sq)

The Clitheroe Kid 12:30 SUN (m00061sq)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (m000686h)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (m00067b9)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (m00067bc)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (m0006ch4)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b00jctj9)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b00jctj9)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b00jctj9)

The Heart of Hark'un 00:00 SAT (b007jq9v)

The Heart of Hark'un 18:00 MON (b007jqbs)

The Heart of Hark'un 00:00 TUE (b007jqbs)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b06r8gn1)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b06r8gn1)

The Moon (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (m00061sx)

The Moon (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (m00061sx)

The Museum of Everything 23:00 THU (b007k17t)

The Mystery of Charles Dickens 06:00 SAT (b007jvp1)

The Mystery of Charles Dickens 16:00 SAT (b007jvp1)

The Mystery of Charles Dickens 04:00 SUN (b007jvp1)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b007k2gt)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b007k2gt)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b007k2gt)

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 07:00 WED (b00b5pg3)

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 17:00 WED (b00b5pg3)

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 05:00 THU (b00b5pg3)

The Other Man 12:30 SAT (b0076xfs)

The Other Man 09:30 TUE (b0076xjm)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:30 WED (b007p1nn)

The Shuttleworths 22:45 WED (b007jm47)

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse 07:00 THU (b04807hl)

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse 17:00 THU (b04807hl)

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse 05:00 FRI (b04807hl)

The Whitsun Weddings 11:15 THU (m00061r8)

The Whitsun Weddings 21:15 THU (m00061r8)

To Hull and Back 23:00 TUE (b07mxth9)

To the Manor Born 08:30 TUE (b007k4dj)

To the Manor Born 12:30 TUE (b007k4dj)

To the Manor Born 19:30 TUE (b007k4dj)

Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' 22:30 TUE (b06rxgtc)

Whack-O! 08:00 SUN (b06164z4)

Whack-O! 12:00 SUN (b06164z4)

What Does the K Stand For? 22:30 SUN (b0507mbg)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Barry Lyndon 10:00 THU (b00t18j1)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Barry Lyndon 15:00 THU (b00t18j1)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Barry Lyndon 03:00 FRI (b00t18j1)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Barry Lyndon 10:00 FRI (b00t1bsd)

William Makepeace Thackeray - Barry Lyndon 15:00 FRI (b00t1bsd)

Wordaholics 09:00 MON (b04kf5zv)

Wordaholics 16:00 MON (b04kf5zv)

Wordaholics 04:00 TUE (b04kf5zv)