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SATURDAY 17 AUGUST 2019

SAT 00:00 Planet B (b00j2j7k)
Series 1

Death's Door

John and Lioba aim to meet in the real world, but can they really escape their virtual reality?

Ten-part series about a mystery virtual world.

Written by Matthew Broughton.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow,Paul Rider, Manjeet Mann, Matthew Broughton and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b0076kh3)
The Great British Public

Matthew Parris welcomes Giles Coren, Terence Blacker and Julia Darling to discuss how they feel about the public.

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 2004.


SAT 01:00 Book at Beachtime (b012216d)
Joanna Trollope - Daughters-in-Law

Episode 5

The truth about the suspected affair emerges and Rachel makes plans for the future.

Simmering tensions threaten the harmony of a close-knit family.

Joanna Trollope's bestseller concluded by Jane Whittenshaw

Abridged by Viv Beeby
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in June 2011.


SAT 01:30 The Green Children of Woolpit (b00slvqh)
Sometime in the 12th-century two children appeared from a pit on the edge of a field in the Suffolk village of Woolpit.

They were coloured green and spoke a unknown language. They sickened until they were allowed to eat green beans. The boy died but the girl revived and grew up learning English, marrying a man from Kings Lynn, and speaking of the place she and her brother had come from.

Susannah Clapp and Richard Mabey investigate the story and its remarkable enduring appeal to villagers, visitors and a succession of folklorists and writers.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05xqg4t)
Owen Sheers - I Saw a Man

Episode 10

Josh doubts Michael's version of events and tries to find evidence against him. But can he reveal the truth without exposing his own shame?

Owen Sheers' compelling story of the search for truth, the burden of secrets and the desire for redemption. It explores how our lives are interconnected, even in today's increasingly depersonalised, globalised world.

After the sudden loss of his wife, writer Michael Turner moves to London and develops a close friendship with the Nelsons, who live next door - Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters Lucy and Rachel. The family seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy, children, stability and a family home. The new friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything.

Written by Owen Sheers
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Concluded by Mark Bazeley

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SAT 02:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss0lf)
Carl Friedrich Gauss

Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science: German mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gaus.

This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

It was the German scientist and mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gauss, who said mathematics was the Queen of Science. One of his many mathematical breakthroughs, the Gaussian or normal distribution, is the lifeblood of statistics. It underpins modern medicine and is a valuable tool in the fight against prejudice.

Producer: Anna Buckley

From 2010.


SAT 02:30 Betsy and Napoleon (m0007l5v)
Episode 5

How will Betsy fair when Napoleon has to leave the Balcombe’s Pavilion?

Betsy Balcombe was 13 when Napoleon Bonaparte came to live in her garden on St Helena. The two forged an extraordinary relationship.

Drawn from contemporary accounts, this drama by Julia Blackburn recreates the meeting of innocence and a great burden of experience.

Napoleon ... Alex Jennings
Betsy ... Michelle Tate
Balcombe ... Ian McNeice
Las Cases ... Rupert Wickham

Director: Mary Ward Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b04p2gvb)
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

5. Fiction Connection

Val reveals her personal interest in forensic science and how her research connects with her fiction.

Bestselling crime author Val McDermid is fascinated by forensic science - the secrets it can reveal and the way it has altered the processes of justice. She delves into medical archives including interviews with scientists, exploring as far back as the murder of Julius Ceasar and early recorded forensic science in 13th century China as well as famous modern cases.

Read by Val McDermid

Abridged by Sian Preece
Producer: Allegra McIlroy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


SAT 03:00 Saturday Drama (b007t4zn)
John Fletcher - The Shocking Tale of Margaret Seddon

Frederick and Margaret Seddon take wealthy Mrs Barrow into their Islington home as a lodger. During the scorching summer of 1911, Mrs Barrow dies, leaving all her money to Fred, but suspicions are aroused.

Was her death caused by the heatwave, or the 'English Cholera' - or could arsenic-laced fly papers have something to do with it?

John Fletcher's Edwardian murder story is based on real events.

Margaret Seddon ...... Lynne Seymour
Fred Seddon ...... Bertie Carvel
Miss Barrow ...... Annette Badland
Hook/Attorney General Isaacs ...... Dick Bradnum
Benny/Vicar ...... Brendan Charleson
Dr Sworn/Hangman ...... Dorien Thomas
Maggie ...... Anwen Carlisle
Ada ...... Isabel Lewis

Director: Kate McAll

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


SAT 04:00 Who Goes There? (b00766w1)
Series 6

Episode 1

Martin Young's famous people quiz. With Francis Wheen, Fred Housego, Lynne Truss and Anthony Holden. From October 2002.


SAT 04:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b007k087)
Episode 5

Back in London, Robert gets into trouble and the solicitor's clerk receives an unlikely visitor.

Starring Richard Griffiths as shy solicitor's clerk, Edgar Finchley.

Robert Gillespie ...... James Cohen
Mrs Crantell ...... Anna Cropper
Marie Peters ...... Serena Evans
Mr Barker ...... John Bird

Narrated by James Villiers.

Written by Victor Canning and adapted for radio by Andy and Eric Merriman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1994.


SAT 05:00 Secrets and Lattes (b062jsn9)
Series 2

Strictly Christmas

It may be nearing Christmas, but it's not all tidings of joy in Edinburgh's Cafe Culture.

Sibling cafe owners Trisha and Clare are being haunted by their ex-partners. Richard gets in touch with Trisha with some surprising news and Clare's almost ex-husband Struan is disconcertingly hovering around the city sticking his beak in.

Meanwhile, multi-talented new chef Callum continues to turn everybody's head with some unexpectedly fancy footwork.

An invitation to a ball sees the sisters and would-be chef Lizzie resembling characters from a well known fairy story but will anyone actually end up kissing their very own prince?

Series two of Hilary Lyon's caffeine-fuelled sitcom.

Trisha ...... Hilary Maclean
Clare ...... Hilary Lyon
Lizzie ...... Pearl Appleby
Calum ...... Derek Riddell
Richard ...... Roger May
Struan ...... Stuart McQuarrie

Director: Marilyn Imrie

Producers: Gordon Kennedy and Moray Hunter

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


SAT 05:30 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b083mrvf)
Series 1

Beef Olives

Beattie Edmondson and Nikesh Patel star in Sue Teddern's new comedy, set in a 1960s' bedsitter, inspired by Katharine Whitehorn's cookery classic. In this episode, Trisha embarks on bedsit life, determined to make it as a get-ahead girl-about-town.

Trisha.....Beattie Edmondson
Deepak.....Nikesh Patel
June.....Alison Belbin
Len.....John Bowler
Tony.....John Dougall
Katharine Whitehorn.....Karen Bartke

Directed by Emma Harding


SAT 06:00 Pacific Dreams (b01pknt0)
A young man's quest for a new life takes him from the granite streets of Glasgow, through the open skies of America to the azure oceans of faraway Hawaii.

Ancient island goddesses, native Hawaiian culture and the soft rain of the tropics bring the heartbeat of the Islands to life.

Godfrey Hamilton's road movie of epic proportions.

Hugh ...... Mark Bonnar
Katie ...... Katy Murphy
Doug ...... Anthony Ofoegbu
Myra ...... Kate Harper
The Miracle Worker ...... Devon Scott
Dharma ...... Kathryn Howden
Billy ...... Chris Pavlo
Joe ...... Mark Pinkosh
Cabbie ...... Ioan Meredith
Cabin Attendant ...... Janet Maw
Adonis ...... Alex Lowe

Director: Cathryn Horn

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1997.


SAT 07:30 Roy Hudd - Stick a Geranium in Your Hat! (b017097w)
Goodbye-ee

Finding inspiration in the comic celebration of the words and music of renowned songwriters RP Weston and Bert Lee.

Starring Roy Hudd as Bert Weston and Billy Dainty as Bert Lee.

Devised and written by Roy Hudd.

Musical arrangements by Ian Smith.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1982.


SAT 08:00 World Book Club (m0007r1w)
Romesh Gunesekera - Reef

Leading Sri Lankan writer, Romesh Gunesekera talks to Harriet Gilbert and some of his readers about his acclaimed first novel Reef, first published in 1994.

The 1994 Booker shortlisted novel is about a Sri Lankan cook Triton, who works for a marine biologist who is unaware of the impending violence in their country.

Presenter Harriett Gilbert

First broadcast on BBC World Service in March 2013.


SAT 08:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m74rt)
Series 1

Coelacanth

The Coelacanth is a primitive bony fish thought to be an important ancestor to all back-boned animals that ventured onto land. David Attenborough brought to television the first film of a living fish in Life on Earth. But is it the living fossil it was claimed to be?

Series of talks by Sir David Attenborough on the natural histories of creatures and plants from around the world.

Producer: Julian Hector

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2009.


SAT 09:00 Nasty Women (b09ptz3w)
Ever since Donald Trump dubbed Hillary Clinton a 'nasty woman' during a presidential debate, women the world over have embraced the term as a battle cry and responded not only with a viral campaign on social media but with Nasty Woman T-shirts, perfumes and cocktails. This spirited response chimes with a long tradition of feisty female comedians on the radio.

In this three-hour showcase recorded with an audience in the BBC Radio Theatre in London, Jan Ravens charts the story of female comedy.

In a sometimes frank discussion Jan and her guests - Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Lauren Pattison and the BBC’s radio commissioning editor Sioned William- introduce five classic episodes to illustrate the journey from character comedy to satire, including Sarah Millican’s Support Group, Goodness Gracious Me, Bridget Christie Minds The Gap and Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Addiction.

Producer: Mohini Patel

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2018.


SAT 12:00 The World As We Know It (b00fd7zl)
The End

Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail woke up on Saturday morning to find they were the last four people left on earth.

Two days later and the implications of what has happened are beginning to sink in, as they start the first week of the rest of their lives...

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

Johnny ...... Toby Longworth
Donna ...... Meera Syal
Patrick ...... Luke Sorba
Abigail ...... Carla Mendonca
The Stranger ...... Simon Greenall

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.


SAT 12:30 The Senses (b06zhjpj)
Hearing

An affair conducted via tape cassette-recorded messages conjures up a few problems with the sense of hearing.

Opening episode starring Celia Imrie and John McGlynn.

Heather ...... Celia Imrie
Tony ...... John McGlynn
Audrey ...... Francesca Brill
Edith ...... Eva Stuart
Mr Polglaze ...... Daniel Moynihan
Postman ...... Norman Bird

Senses is a six-part comedy drama boasting a stellar list of star names, including Joan Sims, Charles Gray, Alex Jennings, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Geoffrey Palmer, Lynda Bellingham, Brian Murphy, Rodney Bewes, Liz Fraser, Rory McGrath and Maurice Denham.

As writer Bob Sinfield explains: "The six half-hour plays dealt respectively with the five obvious senses plus the er...other one".

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


SAT 13:00 The Latvian Locum (m0007r1y)
Series 2 (Omnibus)

Omnibus of the second series of the drama following the working life of a Latvian locum doctor in Britain. When her surgery in Blackpool is closed, Dr Dace Zake finds herself relocating to a practice in deprived rural Cornwall, and facing a whole new set of medical and personal challenges.

Dace's first working day in Cornwall is a complete contrast to her earlier life in Blackpool. When a patient doesn't turn up she and District Nurse Pippa take to the roads to track him down.

Dace Zake ..... Dolya Gavanski
Pippa ..... Alex Tregear
Noah ..... Gerard Horan
Jodie ..... Helen Clapp
Muriel ..... Pippa Haywood
Dylan ..... Ed Browning
Romanian woman ..... Olivia Popica
Ruth ..... Elaine Claxton
Jenny ..... Victoria Cansfield

Writer: Ben Cottam
Director: Alison Crawford

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0007r20)
Luke Goss

Actor Luke Goss, former drummer with Bros, chooses 'Where the Streets Have No Name' by U2 and 'One Love' by Bob Marley.


SAT 14:15 Pam Ayres' Open Road (b007kdf0)
Series 1

Gloucestershire

Back in her home county on the last leg of her journey, poet Pam Ayres learns about wig curlers, celebrity longhorn steers and 'legging it'.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 2000.


SAT 14:45 Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench (b00764zv)
Series 2

Dalliances

The useless and forgetful MP, Sir Plympton Makepeace, warms to the memory of his many happy carnal and amorous associations in Westminster.

Starring Leslie Phillips.

Written by Peter Tinniswood.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


SAT 15:00 World Book Club (m0007r1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 15:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m74rt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:50 today]


SAT 16:00 Pacific Dreams (b01pknt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Roy Hudd - Stick a Geranium in Your Hat! (b017097w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (m0007r23)
Episode 2

John the "Savage" has been brought back to a "civilised" world where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science and the drug Soma freely available.

Can he retain the ideal of freedom his childhood taught him?

The conclusion of Aldous Huxley's Classic dystopian tale dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Bernard ..... Justin Salinger
Helmholtz ..... Jonathan Coy
Lenina ..... Pippa Bennett-Warner
The Director ..... Anton Lesser
John ..... Milton Lopes
Linda ..... Karina Fernandez
Fanny ..... Nicola Ferguson
Henry ..... Sam Rix
Miss Keats ..... Scarlett Brookes
Mustapha Mond ..... Sean Baker
Dr. Shaw ..... Nick Underwood

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


SAT 19:00 Nasty Women (b09ptz3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 It's Jocelyn (b06snvwk)
Series 1

Episode 1

It's Jocelyn is the series from comedian Jocelyn Jee Esien (3 Non Blondes and Little Miss Jocelyn).

Back with a raft of brand fresh characters including the Overly Dramatic Family, a pair of terrible African Drummers and a bad-tempered couple who run a takeaway business, Jocelyn vents her frustrations at the world around her through sketches and stand-up. From pedantic dinner dates to coping with annoying friends, Jocelyn's life provides a rich seam of humour.

Jocelyn is delighted to be joined in the cast by Curtis Walker, Ninia Benjamin and Kevin J.

Producer: John Pocock

A BBC Radio Comedy production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SAT 22:30 Funny From the Fringe (m0007r25)
2019

Episode 2

Award-winning comedian Catherine Bohart takes us on a journey to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Across the series, Catherine gets amongst it, taking us from the big glitzy theatres to the sweaty underground venues where the best shows you've never heard are performed.

This is the full Edinburgh Festival Fringe experience, but in your ears.

A BBC Studios Production.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0007xkz)
The Delightful Sausage

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Jake Yapp and Laura Lexx chat to Chris and Amy from The Delightful Sausage.


SAT 23:00 Richard Herring's Objective (b0174gl1)
Series 2

The Wheelchair

'The Wheelchair' is the representative symbol of disability on access signs.

In his series on objects, Richard asks whether there is equal access? He wonders if it is still the case that we see the disability rather than the person.

With Emma Kennedy and special guest, comedian Francesca Martinez.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 23:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b04lq2lx)
Series 1

Health and Beauty

Multi-award winning comic Mark Watson attempts to answer the big questions and make sense of life.

Written and performed by Mark Watson, Tim Key and Tom Basden as they tackle academic and abstract topics.

This time Mark looks at "Health & Beauty". Our world is full of people telling us how to be healthier and more attractive. But how can we tell if we are well, both mentally and physically? Does living more healthily lead to better mental health, or not so much because you have to eat stuff like cabbage and you wish you were dead? At the same time many people claim to be beautiful, but does beauty really matter or is it, as the popular saying goes, in the eye of the beholder?

Why is it so hard to get to the bottom of what will make us look and feel good, and will this eternal quest ever end?

Producer: Lianne Coop

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in October 2014.



SUNDAY 18 AUGUST 2019

SUN 00:00 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (m0007r23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 The Latvian Locum (m0007r1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0007r20)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Pam Ayres' Open Road (b007kdf0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench (b00764zv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 World Book Club (m0007r1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m74rt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:50 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Pacific Dreams (b01pknt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Roy Hudd - Stick a Geranium in Your Hat! (b017097w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Betsy and Napoleon (Omnibus) (m0007r3z)
1815: Betsy Balcombe was 13 when Napoleon Bonaparte came to live in her garden on St Helena.

The two forged an extraordinary relationship. Drawn from contemporary accounts, this drama by Julia Blackburn recreates the meeting of innocence and a great burden of experience. As Betsy is the only one to speak French, she takes the role of intermediary between the Emperor and the islanders.

Napoleon ... Alex Jennings
Betsy ... Michelle Tate
Balcombe ... Ian McNeice
Las Cases ... Rupert Wickham

Omnibus director: Mary Ward Lowery

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005.


SUN 07:15 Mavis Gallant Stories (m0007r41)
By the Sea

Mrs Parsters, an opinionated expat in Spain, considers her return to England and the visitors at Villa Margate.

Written by Canadian writer Mavis Gallant who spent much of her life and career in France.

Read by Phyllida Nash.

Producer: Elisabeth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


SUN 07:30 It's a Fair Cop (b05zld8g)
Series 2

An Englishman’s Home

Policeman turned comic Alfie Moore asks what is 'reasonable force'? How far can you go to defend yourself?

Series in which the audience makes the policing decisions as Alfie takes them through a real-life crime scenario.

Written and performed by Alfie Moore.

Script Editor: Will Ing

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.


SUN 08:00 Whack-O! (b068j4q8)
The Cricket Pavilion Fire

Cricket ashes of a different kind when the new school pavilion burns down.

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards

June Whitfield as Matron
Austin Trevor as Brigadier Lumley
Roddy Maude-Roxby as Aubrey Potter
Frederick Treves as Alfred Tennyson
Roger Shepherd as Lumley

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 September 1961.


SUN 08:30 Ray's a Laugh (m0007r44)
From 20/03/1959

Ted goes racing when a fortune-teller says someone with the initial 'T' will make money...

Starring Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett.

With Kenneth Connor, Rosalind Knight and Laidman Browne.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1959.


SUN 09:00 Mudlarking (Omnibus) (m0007r46)
A mudlark reveals her stories of finds buried in the mud of the river Thames.

This book is devoted to the tidal Thames and travels in chapters from Teddington to the Isle of Dogs, revealing the passions and discoveries of Lara Maiklem, a modern mudlark. It celebrates the most accessible form of archaeology, a historical hobby mixed with the excitement of scavenging for possible treasure. Something which takes place on a shoreline open to all.

This is history at its most earthy and tactile full of glimpses of the everyday lives of those who lived and worked near the river hundreds of years ago.

From mammoth teeth to Tudor shoes, via the mysterious abundance of garnets and the fragments of a Roman heating system, Lara brings us closer to the lives of the past by turning over the rubbish of the present to see what she can find.

Those inspired by the book to have a go themselves should be aware that anyone wishing to search the tidal Thames foreshore must hold a current foreshore permit from the Port of London Authority.

Written and read by Lara Maiklem
Abridged by Isobel Creed and Jill Waters
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4 Extra


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b04vkm6w)
Sanchez and Han – Wife or Baby Mother

Fi Glover introduces a father, now happily married to the mother of the two youngest of his seven children, and his eldest son; should he wait until he's married to have children?

(Please note that, at the end of Fi's introduction to the conversation, she accidentally transposes the names of Han and Sanchez.)

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 (b038xpm5)
Edinburgh Winners

Steve Coogan

From Siouxsie to the Smiths. Comedian and actor Steve Coogan shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From October 2009.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0007pyk)
Series 9

In Famiglia

Jay Allison introduces tales about family life: from sibling high jinks to the difficulties of having children (and parents).

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling based in the USA. Since 1997, it has celebrated both the raconteur and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theatres and clubs around New York City and later around the USA, the UK and other parts of the world.

The Moth has presented more than 15,000 stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 27 million times a year.

The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Jay Allison and Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and is distributed by the Public Radio Exchange.

First heard on PRX in February 2019.


SUN 12:00 Whack-O! (b068j4q8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Ray's a Laugh (m0007r44)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Betsy and Napoleon (Omnibus) (m0007r3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Mavis Gallant Stories (m0007r41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Hilary Mantel - Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (Omnibus) (b07qg60h)
Episode 2/2

Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel's third novel is still as disturbing, incisive and illuminating as ever. In an unusual collaboration, the author has revisited the book to create, with the abridger, this new ten-part serialisation.

Frances Shore is a cartographer by trade, but when her husband's work takes them to Saudi Arabia she finds herself unable to map either the ever changing landscape or the Kingdom's heavily veiled ways of working. The regime is corrupt and harsh, the expatriates are hard-drinking money-grubbers, and her Muslim neighbours are secretive and watchful.

She soon discovers that the streets are not a woman's territory. Confined in her flat, she finds her sense of self-beginning to dissolve. She hears footsteps, sounds of distress from the supposedly empty flat above. She has only constantly changing rumours to hang on to, and no one with whom to share her creeping unease.

Frances gives her first dinner party.

Omnibus of the last five of ten episodes read by Anna Maxwell Martin.

Author: Hilary Mantel
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Alexa Moore
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2016


SUN 15:45 Beryl Reid in Conversation (m0007r4b)
Educating Archie

From paying 97.5% tax to jiggling bosoms.

Beryl Reid recalls her initial rise to fame after joining the BBC’s popular radio show Educating Archie.

Series in which Beryl Reid recalls her remarkable life and career in conversation with her old friend and fellow actress, Siân Phillips.

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 1992.


SUN 16:00 David Goodland - The Voice of Angels (m0007r4d)
The Liverpool Poisoning Case in the summer of 1889 made international headlines when the beautiful 28-year-old American Florence Maybrick was tried for the murder of her husband James. But Florence put forth an extraordinary defence.

At turns both poignant and gripping, David Goodland's interpretation of this true story charts a famous miscarriage of justice.

Florence/Gladys ... Fiona Clarke
Older Florence .... Margaret Robertson
Michael ..... Angus Wright
Russell ....Alexander Delamere
Judge Stephen .... Kenneth Alan Taylor
James ... Joseph Millson
Alice ..... Vashti Maclachlan

Director Jim Poyser

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0007r4g)
John Dryden, Jean Binta Breeze and Spike Milligan

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and chooses three programmes from the BBC archive : Time for Verse - Poets Laureate: John Dryden presented by Sean Street ; Three Score and Ten featuring Jean Binta Breeze and Time for Verse with Spike Milligan with George MacBeth.

Time for Verse - Poets Laureate: John Dryden - presented by Sean Street
Produced by Margaret Bradley
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987

Three Score and Ten featuring Jean Binta Breeze presented by Ian McMillan
Produced by Sharon Sephton
First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2016

Time for Verse with Spike Milligan presented by George MacBeth
Produced by Alec Reid.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988.


SUN 17:30 It's a Fair Cop (b05zld8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 John Wyndham - Trouble with Lichen (b007k3xm)
Episode 5

The secret of long life is out, but with a reticent boss, Diana must face intense media pressure alone.

The scientific world, government, media and the beauty salon collide in John Wyndham's 1960 sci-fi novel.

Concluded by Joanna Tope.

Abridged by Scott Stainton Miller.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2007.


SUN 18:30 The Price of Fear (b007jmcf)
Blind Man's Bluff

Horror legend Vincent Price's chilling tale of an eerie passenger who joins him on a train heading west.

Co-starring Freddie Jones and Geoffrey Collins.

Written by William Ingram.
Producer: John Dyas
First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1975.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0007pyk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Mudlarking (Omnibus) (m0007r46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b04vkm6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b038xpm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 It's a Fair Cop (b05zld8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Comedy Club Extra (m0007r4j)
The Balance

Episode 1

In today’s 360-degree media world outlandish opinions gain more digital traction than measured tones, and it seems we have lost the art of respectful, nuanced debate. So, here on BBC Radio 4 Extra, we thought we’d have a go at that, as it looks like it’s really easy and cheap, and loads of fun. We’ll be taking some of the most difficult issues we face as a society today, and, rather than trying to find common ground over them and some kind of sense of reconciliation, it’s going to end in bloodied noses and tearful recriminations. Immoderated by the morally reprehensible Jake Yapp, the issues are grappled with by the comedian and feminist (not necessarily in that order), Jessica Fostekew and the comedian and contrarian (definitely not in that order), Jon Holmes.


SUN 22:45 Ivor Cutler - A Wet Handle (b00ctkty)
Episode 5

Grass seed, mud and digging ditches.

Songs, stories and poems from humourist Ivor Cutler, with Craig Murray-Orr, Alison O'Kill, Dylan Edwards and Beverley Crew.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in June 1997.


SUN 23:00 Small Scenes (b0745q59)
Series 3

Episode 4

Award-winning sketch series starring Daniel Rigby, Mike Wozniak, Cariad Lloyd, Henry Paker and Jessica Ransom. Featuring more overblown, melodramatic scenes from modern life, such as a woman who uncovers the conspiracy behind cryptic crosswords, a captain who's inappropriately cool in a crisis and the perils of dating a banker.

Written by Benjamin Partridge, Henry Paker and Mike Wozniak, with additional material from the cast.

Produced by Simon Mayhew-Archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SUN 23:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b007731j)
Series 1

Episode 2

Meet the China Lion, the singing friend, and introducing the Daniel Bedingfield-loving East European couple.

Perrier award-winning comedian Laura Solon's sketch and character comedy series

With Ben Moor, Katherine Parkinson and Ben Willbond.

Written by Laura Solon. With additional material by the cast, Carl Cooper, Tony Roche and Andy Marlatt.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.



MONDAY 19 AUGUST 2019

MON 00:00 John Wyndham - Trouble with Lichen (b007k3xm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 The Price of Fear (b007jmcf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Betsy and Napoleon (Omnibus) (m0007r3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Mavis Gallant Stories (m0007r41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Hilary Mantel - Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (Omnibus) (b07qg60h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Beryl Reid in Conversation (m0007r4b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 David Goodland - The Voice of Angels (m0007r4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0007r4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 It's a Fair Cop (b05zld8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Book at Beachtime (b0129d64)
Jill Mansell - To the Moon and Back

Episode 1

Set in London's Primrose Hill, Jill Mansell's sparky romantic comedy is about a young widow learning to fall in love with life again.

Read by Alex Tregear

Abridged by Miranda Davies

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in July 2011.


MON 06:30 The Walpole Chronicle (b010t6gw)
The novelist Hugh Walpole was one of the most successful writers of his generation; a consummate story teller. In the 1920s and 30s he was a publisher's dream ticket.

Each new novel dramatically outsold the one before. On his lucrative literary tours of America he pulled in even bigger audiences than Charles Dickens who had done the circuit 80 years before. He was a friend of and admired by Virginia Woolf, Arnold Bennett, John Buchan, Henry James, Clemence Dane, and T.S. Eliot. He wrote more than 50 books including 36 novels. He was the master of the epic family saga and also an accomplished writer of psychological thrillers and supernatural tales. Carl Jung thought Walpole was a better psychologist than many of his professional colleagues.

Today Walpole is largely forgotten. It was said that "the works of Hugh Walpole will go on forever" but today only a couple of his books are still in print. But what caused this catastrophic decline in Walpole's reputation?

For this re-appraisal of Walpole and his work Eric Robson travels to the Borrowdale Valley in the Lake District where Hugh settled for the last twenty years of his life. We go in search of this larger than life character who denied the existence of income tax, spent several fortunes on collections of books and art works and sought the love of London's literary set only to be ridiculed and parodied whilst his back was turned. Why has the verdict of posterity apparently been so harsh?

Producer: Barney Rowntree
A Somethin Else production for BBC Radio 4


MON 07:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076b38)
Series 2

Episode 1

Ever thought your partner was more interested in your friends than you? If so, you're one step ahead of Cassie's new boyfriend and Pete's new girlfriend, who both have some surprises in store...

Amanda Murphy’s comedy-drama series about Cassie and Pete, who'd make a great couple - if they weren't so busy being friends.

Starring Debra Stephenson as Cassie and David Lamb as Pete.

Dad ...... Mike Grady
Mum ...... Brigit Forsyth
Simon ...... Shaun Dooley
PJ ...... Brendan Burns

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m0007k6x)
Series 85

Episode 2

Tony Hawks, Phil Wang, Sheila Hancock 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 A Very Private Man (b09k9kp0)
Series 1

Episode 6

David dreads the forthcoming visit by his mother and Helen tries to get back on the job ladder...

Rodney Bewes stars in Terry Gregson's sitcom.

David Parkinson ...... Rodney Bewes
Helen Parkinson ...... Ann Bell
Mrs Henderson ...... Daphne Oxenford
Mrs Wilshaw ...... Marlene Sidaway
Mr Sands ...... Peter Wheeler

Produced at BBC Manchester by Ron McDonnell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1981.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007tbwz)
Series 2

Sergeant, Save My Boy!

Barbed wire traps Pike on a seaside minefield - and the tide is turning!

Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Ian Lavender as Private Pike and Arnold Ridley as Godfrey.

Adapted for radio from Jimmy Perry and David Croft's TV scripts by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.
Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1975.


MON 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b04xnd0c)
Series 14

Episode 3

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

Arthur Smith, Sarah Millican, Sandi Toksvig and Graeme Garden are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as death, balloons, farming and Jane Austen.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

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


MON 09:30 The Senses (b0704zzg)
Touch

A busy doctor's surgery is failing its patients until the loyal receptionist discovers she has a gift.

Starring Polly James and Michael Angelis.

Marjorie ...... Polly James
Dr Cole ...... Michael Angelis
Angela ...... Bridget Turner
Graham ...... Simon McBurney
Emily ...... Avis Bunnage
Jill ...... Kay Stonham
Alan ...... Roger Hyams

Senses is a six-part comedy drama boasting a stellar list of star names, including Joan Sims, Charles Gray, Alex Jennings, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Geoffrey Palmer, Lynda Bellingham, Brian Murphy, Rodney Bewes, Liz Fraser, Rory McGrath and Maurice Denham.

As writer Bob Sinfield explains: "The six half-hour plays dealt respectively with the five obvious senses plus the er...other one".

Producer: David Tylerl

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in 1990.


MON 10:00 Kate Brannigan - Clean Break (b0089bqv)
Fast-talking private eye Kate Brannigan is not amused when thieves steal a Monet painting from a stately home where she's arranged the security.

Kate sets off on a chase that takes her across Europe bringing her head-to-head with organised crime.

Val McDermid's Manchester-based thriller stars Charlotte Coleman as Kate Brannigan.

Kate Brannigan ...... Charlotte Coleman
Richard Barclay ...... John Lloyd Fillingham
Alexis Lee ...... Noreen Kershaw
Michal Haroun ...... Joseph Jones
Dennis O'Brien ...... Geoff Hinsliff
Henry Naismith ...... Rob Pickavance
Lord James Ballantrae ...... Martin Reeve
Della Prentiss ...... Kathryn Hunt

Producer: Melanie Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0007r79)
Series 5

Hardwired

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

Host Guy Raz asks how much of who we are is biology? How much is learned? And how much can we change?

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2017.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b08dwwvg)
Alan Carr

Comedian and TV presenter Alan Carr chooses 'Chain of Fools' by Aretha Franklin and 'Sign of the Times' by Prince.


MON 12:00 A Very Private Man (b09k9kp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007tbwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Book at Beachtime (b0129d64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Walpole Chronicle (b010t6gw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Romesh Gunesekera - Reef (m0007r7c)
Episode 1

Sri Lanka, 1962: Triton, a young boy, goes to work for obsessive marine biologist, Mr Salgado.

Read by Shiv Grewal.

Romesh Gunesekera's first novel reveals a world of love and illusion, dreams of exile and return, seen through the eyes of a young boy, taken into employment by an eminent marine biologist.

Abridged in seven parts by Brian Miller.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1996.


MON 14:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss1jg)
The Mathematicians Who Helped Einstein

This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

Today, the pioneering nineteenth century mathematicians who helped Albert Einstien with his maths: Jonas Bolyai, Nicolas Loachevski and Bernhard Riemann. Without the mathematics to describe curved space and multiple dimensions, the theory of relativity doesn't really work.

Producer: Anna Buckley

From 2010.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b067w2dz)
Bindi Business: Series 1

Episode 1

Finding herself out of work at 51, Bindi Banerjee decides to start up her own beauty business.

Tanika Gupta's drama series about an eccentric 'olderpreneur's' adventures in business.

BINDI.....Meera Syal
RAJ.....Chris Nayak
ANU.....Krupa Pattani
HEMA.....Rina Fatania
SAM....Will Ash

Directed by Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b04p604m)
Alan Cumming - Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir

A Revelation

Alan Cumming reads his deeply moving memoir about his relationship with his father and the mystery of his maternal grandfather.

Alan Cumming grew up in the iron grip of a father who readily meted out violence. In the spring of 2010, after a decade of estrangement, Alex Cumming, Alan's father, renewed contact with his son.

Aware that Alan had agreed to film an episode of 'Who Do You Think You Are?' and so solve a family mystery, Alex, now terminally ill, chose this moment to share a shocking secret.

In this powerful, honest and moving memoir, Alan explores his troubled relationship with his father against the backdrop of filming 'Who Do You Think You Are?' where he makes discoveries about the life of his enigmatic grandfather. In the process he discovers more about himself.

Written and read by Alan Cumming.
Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


MON 15:00 Kate Brannigan - Clean Break (b0089bqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b04xnd0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Senses (b0704zzg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076b38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0007k6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Short Works (m0007r7g)
Robert Aickman Stories

Le Miroir

Celia, an aristocratic young Englishwoman, moves to Paris to embark on a career as an artist. But time shifts in the looking glass and entraps her.

Born in 1914, Robert Aickman was the son of architect William Arthur Aickman and worked briefly with his father, a notable eccentric. The younger Aickman was a man of diverse interests (co-founder of the Inland Waterways Association and chair of the London Opera Society included) and did not publish his first stories until 1951, in the collection We Are For The Dark. Half the stories in that collection were written by Aickman and half of them by Elizabeth Jane Howard, his lover at the time.

Aickman would go on to publish 48 “strange stories”, the term he would use for his own works.

Although the grandson of horror writer Richard Marsh, best known for his occult thriller, The Beetle (1897), Aickman never became a full-time writer, but his long-standing membership of the Society for Psychical Research and The Ghost Club is testament to his fascination with the occult, and his mystery stories constantly reshape time in unorthodox ways. Since his death in 1981, his reputation as a writer has grown.

Reader: Tim McInnerny
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra


MON 18:15 James Follett - The Bionic Blob (b0153tq1)
The Bionic Blob (or 'this bazooka on my left shoulder is loaded').

A "Thing" from outer space accidentally arrives on Earth. Its greatest ambition is to become a side-kick to a private-eye.

Written by James Follett.

Starring Ed Bishop as Slim Chance and Sandra Dickinson as Amy.

With John Bay and Harold Kasket.

Director: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1979.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00cqhmd)
Tracy-Ann Oberman and Shaun Ley

Sue MacGregor and her guests- actress, Tracy Ann Oberman and BBC journalist, Shaun Ley - discuss favourite books by Gustave Flaubert, Aldous Huxley and David McKie.

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, tr. Geoffrey Wall
Publisher: Penguin Classics

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Vintage

Jabez: The Rise and Fall of a Victorian Rogue by David McKie
Publisher: Atlantic Books

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2008.


MON 19:00 A Very Private Man (b09k9kp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007tbwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Book at Beachtime (b0129d64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Walpole Chronicle (b010t6gw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0007r79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (b08dwwvg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0007k6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Clare in the Community (b00j0h07)
Series 5

It's Good to Talk

An old university friend visits Clare and has a confession to make. Whilst at work Clare has to deal with Tibetan Singing Bowls and a team leader seeking brutal and honest feedback.

Sally Phillips plays Clare Barker the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Clare ..... Sally Phillips
Brian ..... Alex Lowe
Helen ..... Liza Tarbuck
Ray ..... Richard Lumsden
Megan/Nali ..... Nina Conti
Irene ..... Ellen Thomas
Simon ..... Andrew Wincott
Michael ..... Chris Pavlo
Carol ..... Donnla Hughes

Written By Harry Venning And David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.


MON 23:00 Lobby Land (m0007l40)
Series 2

Cometh the Power

Sam and Mia have been nominated for journalism awards at the prestigious DONCASTAs. But has Sam got a bigger decision to make?

Starring Yasmine Akram as Sam, Charlie Higson as Tom, Cariad Lloyd as Mia, Dan Tetsell as Gideon, Daniel Lawrence Taylor as Nath, and Joe Da Costa as Marcus.

Written by Jon Harvey, Christopher Davies and Sarah Dempster
With additional material by Laura Major
Produced by Jon Harvey
A Naked production for BBC Radio 4


MON 23:30 Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller (b00911f4)
Episode 3

In an optimistic attempt at cultural review, Craig Children and Martin Bain-Jones throw a Come As You Aren't party.

Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong star as the pompous critics.

With Charlie Condou, Melissa Lloyd and Tony Gardner.

Written by Ben Miller, Alexander Armstrong, David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.



TUESDAY 20 AUGUST 2019

TUE 00:00 Short Works (m0007r7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:15 James Follett - The Bionic Blob (b0153tq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00cqhmd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Book at Beachtime (b0129d64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Walpole Chronicle (b010t6gw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Romesh Gunesekera - Reef (m0007r7c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss1jg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b067w2dz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b04p604m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Kate Brannigan - Clean Break (b0089bqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b04xnd0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Senses (b0704zzg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076b38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0007k6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Book at Beachtime (b012pcbb)
Jill Mansell - To the Moon and Back

Episode 2

Ellie begins her new job working for the handsome entrepreneur, Zack McLaren. Meanwhile, Tony enjoys a delightful encounter on Primrose Hill.

Jill Mansell's sparky romantic comedy about learning to fall in love with life again.

Read by Alex Tregear

Abridged by Miranda Davies

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in July 2011.


TUE 06:30 Once in a Blue Moon: The Songs of Lal Waterson (b00vrvqh)
Lal Waterson's voice was stark but captivating and it's been said that the songs she wrote were close to German cabaret or chanson. They were lyrically ambitious and melodically powerful.

Since her death in 1998, her reputation has grown and now she is placed alongside the great singer song-writers like Nick Drake and Richard Thompson. She was a member of the famous Waterson family and numbered among other relatives the folk singer Martin Carthy and his daughter Eliza.

In this feature, Robin Denselow explores the life and legacy of Lal Waterson and assesses her impact on song-writers today.

Producer: Emma Kingsley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2010.


TUE 07:00 Living with the Enemy (b00771qx)
Episode 5

Sophie is mistaken for an asylum seeker, and Nick and Gyles are desperate to help her.

Sitcom about a Tory MP-turned-media celebrity and a comedian-turned-holistic therapist.

Written by and starring Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandon ...... Gyles Brandreth
Nick Reynolds ...... Nick Revell
Sophie Okuyu ...... Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Piers ...... Martin Hyder
Immigration officer ...... Dan Mersh
Olga ...... Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2006.


TUE 07:30 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (m0007kjx)
Series 2

Class

Radio 4 favourite Andy Hamilton presents a collection of observations and reminiscences from his personal life and 40-plus years working in comedy.

Over this four-part series, Andy will be sort of remembering tales about Sport, Class, Religion and Stupidity. Through comic observations and personal anecdotes, he will explore each theme, examining how much (or how little) things have changed in the 60ish years he's been on this planet.

This week, Andy considers Class. As a middle-class child of working-class parents he recalls some of his bumps up against the class system at university and at work, and suggests comedy is a better mirror of class than drama ever has been.

Andy was born in Fulham in 1954, read English at Cambridge and then in 1976 began writing comedy for BBC Radio, on programmes like Week Ending and The News Huddlines. In 1990, he and Guy Jenkin created Drop the Dead Donkey for Channel 4. Andy has spent much of his working life making acute observations about politics and family life. In 2007, again with Guy Jenkin, he created the massive TV hit Outnumbered, which celebrated the chaos of life with young children. More recently they created the highly topical Ballot Monkeys and Power Monkeys for Channel 4, which charted the absurdities of the General Election and then the EU Referendum. For over 20 years he has been playing the part of Satan in his Radio 4 sitcom, Old Harry's Game. Andy is also a popular panellist on shows such as The News Quiz and Have I Got News For You.

Producer: Claire Jones
A BBC Studios Production


TUE 08:00 Listen to Les (b007w2n4)
From 11/08/1974

Les Dawson presents the debut of comic discovery Justin Jest and a wonky piano sing-along.

With Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.
Music by Brian Fitzgerald.
Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1974.


TUE 08:30 Beyond Our Ken (b00vfjff)
Series 3

Episode 2

Kenneth Horne is off to Switzerland - and 'Hornerama' probes the world of showbiz.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.

Written by Eric Merriman.

Music from Pat Lancaster, the Fraser Hayes Four and the BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Announcer: Douglas Smith

A madcap mix of sketches and songs, Beyond Our Ken hit the airwaves in 1958 and ran to 1964 – featuring regulars like Arthur Fallowfield, Cecil Snaith and Rodney and Charles.

The precursor to ‘Round The Horne’ – sadly only 15 shows survive from the original run of 21 episodes in Series 2. Audio restored using both home and overseas (BBC Transcription Service) recordings.

Producer: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1960.


TUE 09:00 Lobby Land (m0007l40)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Stilgoe's Around (b007k3kj)
Champneys Health Spa

Champney's Health Hydro in Hertfordshire put Richard Stilgoe into a steam cabinet, and cooked him for two hours at Regulo 6.

The result is a medium rare, low calorie, non-alcoholic look at life 'down on the farm'

With Emma Thompson and The Cambridge Buskers

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1984.


TUE 10:00 Kate Brannigan - The Right Chemistry (b007jlm5)
Can fast-talking private investigator Kate Brannigan discover who’s behind a deadly case of blackmail - and a counterfeit scam - which also involves murder...

Val McDermid's Manchester-based thriller stars Jane Hazelgrove as Kate Brannigan.

Kate Brannigan .... Jane Hazelgrove
Richard Barclay/Lad .... Matthew Dunster
Shelley/Sandra Bates ... Kathryn Hunt
Trevor/Dave ..... James Quinn
Jackson/Reg/Simon/Gizmo .... Martin Reeve
Gail/Doreen .... Laura Richmond
Janice/Cleaner .... Caroline Sugden

Producer: Melanie Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m0007rbh)
Peter Curran

This week’s guest is a writer, broadcaster, failed drummer and former carpenter, who loves to make radio shows.

Peter’s first break in broadcasting was at GLR in the early 90s, answering the phones and making tea for Tommy Vance. He taught himself to edit on reel-to-reel tape, before landing his own daily show, and then leaving the BBC to make documentaries and audiobooks.

Since those early days, Peter calculates that he’s interviewed 10,000 people - across local, national and international radio. Latterly some of these interviews have been conducted in the unconventional setting of a bunk bed, thanks to his critically-acclaimed show with Patrick Marber.

The format and furniture lends itself brilliantly to the kind of storytelling that emerges late at night, when you can relax and allow your mind to wander. We listen to an episode from the second series, which covers Voltaire, Spike Milligan, Antony Burgess and more. It is produced by Peter's own company Foghorn Productions.

Peter remembers encounters with the famous, including the last interview with Sir Kingsley Amis. He also reflects upon the more personal storytelling in Some Kind Of Man, and Collecting The Troubles At The Ulster Museum, which looks at the creative response to conflict in his hometown of Belfast.

Made for Radio 4 Extra.


TUE 12:00 Listen to Les (b007w2n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (b00vfjff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Book at Beachtime (b012pcbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Once in a Blue Moon: The Songs of Lal Waterson (b00vrvqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Romesh Gunesekera - Reef (m0007rbk)
Episode 2

Triton faces a jealous rival, and learns to love lists inspired by Mr Salgado.

Read by Shiv Grewal.

Romesh Gunesekera's first novel reveals a world of love and illusion, dreams of exile and return, seen through the eyes of a young boy, taken into employment by an eminent marine biologist.

Abridged by Brian Miller.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1996.


TUE 14:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss1j0)
Georg Cantor

This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

Today, Georg Cantor, the mathematician who showed us how to carry on counting when the numbers run out. An insight into the nature of infinity that Roger Penrose believes helps to explain why the human brain will always be cleverer than artificial intelligence.

Producer: Anna Buckley

From 2010.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b067x14z)
Bindi Business: Series 1

Episode 2

Bindi’s Beauty Box is really taking off but Bindi must get her reluctant children on board if she is going to succeed.

Tanika Gupta's drama series about an eccentric 'olderpreneur's' adventures in business.

BINDI.....Meera Syal
RAJ.....Chris Nayak
ANU.....Krupa Pattani
BUZZ.....Tachia Newall

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b04p7zxy)
Alan Cumming - Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir

Looking Back

Difficult memories for actor Alan Cumming, as he continues reading his deeply moving memoir about his troubled relationship with his father and the mystery of his maternal grandfather.

Written and read by Alan Cumming.
Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


TUE 15:00 Kate Brannigan - The Right Chemistry (b007jlm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Act Your Age (b00pxn13)
Series 2

Episode 1

Simon Mayo hosts the comedy show that pits the comic generations against each other to find out which is the funniest.

Team captains Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter and Adrian Walsh are joined by Kevin Bridges, Jason Byrne and Johnnie Casson.

Producers: Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2010.


TUE 16:30 The Sit Crom (b00m5qlg)
A Draught of Malmesy

The household is in need of a steward, The captain undertakes a search and Lady Anne is desperate for a drink.

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Sir John Firebasket ...... Joss Ackland
Lady Anne Firebasket ...... Denise Coffey
Tobias Thynne ...... Clive Merrison
Mercy, alias Melissa ...... Miriam Margoyles
Father Francis ...... Nickolas Grace
Slow Ned ...... Chris Emmett
Gazebo Fogg ...... Jack Klaff
Captain Arise Higgs ...... Alun Armstrong
Counter Tenor ...... Peter Hayward

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1990.


TUE 17:00 Living with the Enemy (b00771qx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (m0007kjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Short Works (m0007rbm)
Robert Aickman Stories

Raising The Wind

So often, the boat is never where the owner wants it. It’s Fillbrick’s job to make sure it is. So often, the wind is never where you want it, unless you meet a sorceress.

Born in 1914, Robert Aickman was the son of architect William Arthur Aickman and worked briefly with his father, a notable eccentric. The younger Aickman was a man of diverse interests (co-founder of the Inland Waterways Association and chair of the London Opera Society included) and did not publish his first stories until 1951, in the collection We Are For The Dark. Half the stories in that collection were written by Aickman and half of them by Elizabeth Jane Howard, his lover at the time.

Aickman would go on to publish 48 “strange stories”, the term he would use for his own works.

Although the grandson of horror writer Richard Marsh, best known for his occult thriller, The Beetle (1897), Aickman never became a full-time writer, but his long-standing membership of the Society for Psychical Research and The Ghost Club is testament to his fascination with the occult, and his mystery stories constantly reshape time in unorthodox ways. Since his death in 1981, his reputation as a writer has grown.

Reader: Tim McInnerny
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra


TUE 18:15 James Follett - The Man Who Invented Yesterday (m0007rbp)
Scientist Sir Max Flinders is delighted, and somewhat shocked, when his latest experiment come to fruition.

Written by James Follett.

Alan Rowe …. Sir Max Flinders
Graham Faulkner …. Jerry Fox
Jenny Twigge …. Sally

Director: Christopher Venning.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


TUE 18:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b00d7h6q)
Maureen Beattie

Johnny Beattie's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about her life with the Glaswegian comedian.

Producer: Mike Walker

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in September 2006.


TUE 19:00 Listen to Les (b007w2n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (b00vfjff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Book at Beachtime (b012pcbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Once in a Blue Moon: The Songs of Lal Waterson (b00vrvqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m0007rbh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (m0007kjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b04p85z2)
Series 2

Point of No Return

After a mere 21 years of service the Wrigglesworth dishwasher has finally packed in, so Mr Wrigglesworth is bringing Tom's mum and his gran down to London to have it out with the manufacturers at the Ideal Home Show.

A visit which is made inordinately complicated by Mr Wrigglesworth's ambitious travel plans...

With Kate Anthony, Paul Copley and Judy Parfitt.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle. With Miles Jupp.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0007ywh)
Tom Neenan 1/2

From 10pm - midnight, 7 days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Jon Holmes chats to the comedy writer and performer Tom Neenan.


TUE 23:00 Vent (b00tr5rv)
Series 2

Things to Do Before You Die

As Mary and Mum read him a lifestyle magazine, Ben's unconscious mind takes him back to 1973 to find a "life coach" who will motivate him out of his coma.

Unfortunately, this mostly involves pointing a gun at his head...

Dark sitcom following the thoughts of a coma patient written by Nigel Smith.

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

With Nicholas Hutchison, Jo Martin, Mark Perry, John Kay Steel, James Lynch and Tim Whitnall.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2007.


TUE 23:30 Weak at the Top (b00tbb7d)
Series 2

Conference

John Weak designs the perfect company conference using only a video of great sporting moments and that fox from Channel 5 News.

Randy, devious, sexist and workshy, John Weak puts the man into management – in the return of Guy Browning’s sitcom.

Starring Alexander Armstrong as marketing maestro and "totty" magnet John Weak.

Hayley ...... Clare Perkns
Sir Marcus ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill Peters ...... Ron Cook
Hayley ...... Clare Perkns
Ross Fullbright ...... Ewan Bailey
Giles Renton Willis ...... Stephen Critchlow
Marian Davis ...... Adjoa Andoh
Camilla Harma-McCall ...... Beth Chalmers

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2006.



WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST 2019

WED 00:00 Short Works (m0007rbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:15 James Follett - The Man Who Invented Yesterday (m0007rbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Dad Made Me Laugh (b00d7h6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Book at Beachtime (b012pcbb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Once in a Blue Moon: The Songs of Lal Waterson (b00vrvqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Romesh Gunesekera - Reef (m0007rbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss1j0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b067x14z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b04p7zxy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Kate Brannigan - The Right Chemistry (b007jlm5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Act Your Age (b00pxn13)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Sit Crom (b00m5qlg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Living with the Enemy (b00771qx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers (m0007kjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Book at Beachtime (b012b1yz)
Jill Mansell - To the Moon and Back

Episode 3

Ellie loves working for her new boss but doesn't fancy him much to Zack's disappointment.

Jill Mansell's sparky romantic comedy about learning to fall in love with life again.

Read by Alex Tregear

Abridged by Miranda Davies

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in July 2011.


WED 06:30 The Slow Coach (b0383k2h)
Episode 1

Liz Barclay follows three busy people on a bold experiment to slow down their pace of life.

Their 'slow coach' is Carl Honoré, once a speedy journalist, now spokesperson for a global so-called 'Slow Movement'. He argues that our increasing obsession with speed means we race through life instead of actually living it. We need to create moments of slowness and connect with our 'inner tortoise'. Carl says that, by finding a better balance between fast and slow, we'll increase our wellbeing, creativity and productivity.

It's a compelling theory, but does it work?

Three volunteers, have agreed to put Carl's theories to the test by following his advice over the course of one month.

Steve runs his own business, and gets to the end of each day without a break, reacting to a stream of emails. He hopes that slowing down can make him more efficient and give him time to reflect on the bigger picture. Lizzie works part-time in the health service, and is the mother of three young children. She worries that her constant sense of being in a rush is rubbing off on her children and would like family life to feel less hectic. Scott works as a volunteer in his local town of Bury, running every community activity from the Carnival to the Lions Club. Unable to say 'no' to anyone, he finds himself checking his emails in the cinema and forgetting to eat lunch. He'd like to get back some sense of control over his life.

The Slow Coach follows the successes and struggles of our three volunteers as they attempt to put Carl's suggestions into place in their daily lives.

Producer: Tessa Watt
A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


WED 07:00 The World As We Know It (b00fj2bt)
The Election

Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail have discovered they’re the last four people left on earth, with the exception of the mysterious Stranger found in their cellar.

Unable to decide who should do what around the house, they hold an election to decide the head of the household.

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

Johnny ...... Toby Longworth
Donna ...... Meera Syal
Patrick ...... Luke Sorba
Abigail ...... Carla Mendonca
The Stranger ...... Simon Greenall

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.


WED 07:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m0007kzr)
Series 2

Episode 3

Gaby Roslin hosts the film quiz with impressions by Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona. This week, team captains John Thomson and Ellie Taylor are joined by special guests Lucy Porter and Emma Kennedy.

Presented by Gaby Roslin
Team Captains: John Thomson and Ellie Taylor
Impressionists: Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona
Created by Gaby Roslin
Written by Carrie Quinlan and Barney Newman

Produced by Gaby Roslin and Barney Newman
Executive Producer Gordon Kennedy
Recorded at RADA Studios, London

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00dyp5l)
The First Night Party

The lad throws a launch party - with cocktails and dinner - for his very first half hour, but things don't quite go to plan.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Gerald Campion and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1954.


WED 08:30 Doctor at Large (b00bb9m8)
Fellowship

An x-ray mix-up leads Simon Sparrow's confused friends to fear his end is in sight.

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

Starring Richard Briers as Simon Sparrow, Geoffrey Sumner as Sir Lancelot Spratt, Ray Cooney as Tony Benskin, Norma Ronald as Wendy Swithenbank, Edward Cast as Taffy Evans, Dandy Nichols as Mrs Travers and Kathleen Helme as Sister

Producer: David Hatch
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1969.


WED 09:00 The Rest is History (b04v2ssq)
Series 1

Episode 1

Frank Skinner loves history, but just doesn't know much of it.

This comedy discussion show with celebrity guests promises to help him find out more about it.

With Dave Gorman, Sara Pascoe and historian in residence Dr Kate Williams

Frank and company navigate their way through the annals of time, picking out and chewing over the funniest, oddest, and most interesting moments in history.

Producers: Dan Schreiber and Justin Pollard

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014..


WED 09:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k3l9)
Series 3

Abraham's Brother

A faded photograph and a private film show spell trouble for Abraham.

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
Barnie ...... Harry Towb
Charlie ...... John Cater

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2002.


WED 10:00 Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee (m0007rf4)
Episode 1 Moonlea

In 1835, a travelling harpist arrives in the iron town of Moonlea in search of his friend.

When he finds unrest and injustice he tries not to become involved.

Gywn Thomas's 1949 novel dramatised in three-parts by Alan Plater.

Leigh ... Ian Hughes
John Simon .... Patrick Brennan
Helen ..... Melanie Walters
Lemuel ... Ray Llewellyn
Katherine ... Manon Edwards
Penbury .... Bill Stewart
Jefferies .... Laurence Allan
Bannion ....Rhodri Hugh
Isabella .... Helen Gwyn
Jabez ... Hubert Rees
Felix ... Keiron Self
Mrs Brier ...Anwen Williams
Lord Plimmon ... Ric Jerrom

Music by Ruth Wall
Harp ... Ruth Wall
Violin ... Alison Frances

Director: Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


WED 11:00 Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family (m0007rf7)
Episode 1/3 Mementos and Millican

Isy Suttie returns to Derbyshire, the home of her teenage years as she ambles through the radio archives to celebrate family life and growing up. On her travels we hear contributions from her close friends along with some classic BBC comedy.

‘The Shoe Box of Memories’

Part One of a programme where comedian and actress Isy Suttie searches through a shoe box of special items recalling her adventures in Matlock, Derbyshire as a child and teenager, evoking bitter sweet memories of her journey to adulthood

She is joined by her family of friends Hannah and Caroline to reminisce.

‘Sarah Millican's Support Group’

Comedy by Sarah Millican, who plays Sarah, life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt. In this episode she helps solve various family issues.

Produced by Stephen Garner.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2015.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00dyp5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Doctor at Large (b00bb9m8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Book at Beachtime (b012b1yz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Slow Coach (b0383k2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Romesh Gunesekera - Reef (m0007rfb)
Episode 3

Triton makes new friends and sees Mr Salgado’s coral research in action.

Read by Shiv Grewal.

Romesh Gunesekera's first novel reveals a world of love and illusion, dreams of exile and return, seen through the eyes of a young boy, taken into employment by an eminent marine biologist.

Abridged by Brian Miller.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1996.


WED 14:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss1j2)
Henri Poincare

This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

Today Henri Poincare, the man who proved there are certain problems that mathematics will never be able to answer: a mathematical insight that gave rise to chaos theory.

Producer: Anna Buckley

From 2010.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b0680g6f)
Bindi Business: Series 1

Episode 3

After a promising start Bindi’s Beauty Box appears to be in danger of falling apart. Has Bindi taken on more than she can manage?

Tanika Gupta's drama series about an eccentric 'olderpreneur's' adventures in business.

BINDI.....Meera Syal
ANU.....Krupa Pattani
SAM.....Will Ash
UNCLE BASH.....Vincent Ebrahim

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b04p86zj)
Alan Cumming - Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir

The Box in the Attic

Discoveries about his grandfather's past prompt memories for Alan Cumming.

Deeply moving memoir about the actor's relationship with his father and the mystery of his maternal grandfather.

Written and read by Alan Cumming.
Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


WED 15:00 Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee (m0007rf4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Rest is History (b04v2ssq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k3l9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The World As We Know It (b00fj2bt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m0007kzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Short Works (m0007rfd)
Robert Aickman Stories

The Fully-Conducted Tour

Take off your boots and shoes, and come this way.

Born in 1914, Robert Aickman was the son of architect William Arthur Aickman and worked briefly with his father, a notable eccentric. The younger Aickman was a man of diverse interests (co-founder of the Inland Waterways Association and chair of the London Opera Society included) and did not publish his first stories until 1951, in the collection We Are For The Dark. Half the stories in that collection were written by Aickman and half of them by Elizabeth Jane Howard, his lover at the time.

Aickman would go on to publish 48 “strange stories”, the term he would use for his own works.

Although the grandson of horror writer Richard Marsh, best known for his occult thriller, The Beetle (1897), Aickman never became a full-time writer, but his long-standing membership of the Society for Psychical Research and The Ghost Club is testament to his fascination with the occult, and his mystery stories constantly reshape time in unorthodox ways. Since his death in 1981, his reputation as a writer has grown.

Reader: Tim McInnerny
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra


WED 18:15 JC Wilsher - Microcosm (b09c745f)
“We've forgotten that technology has its roots in magic and mystery."

An old model maker specialises in dioramas of disasters, but his timing causes concern...

JC Wilsher’s sinister tale starring Paul Schofield and Eric Allan

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b019ch6b)
Series 4

Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs recalls life as a German refugee and his varied acting career, including his role as Spanish waiter Manuel in BBC TV’s Fawlty Towers.

Series showcasing the reminisces of celebrated raconteurs before a live audience.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b00dyp5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Doctor at Large (b00bb9m8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Book at Beachtime (b012b1yz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Slow Coach (b0383k2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family (m0007rf7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m0007kzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Comedy Club Extra (m0007rfh)
The Balance

Episode 2

In today’s 360-degree media world outlandish opinions gain more digital traction than measured tones, and it seems we have lost the art of respectful, nuanced debate. So, here on BBC Radio 4 Extra, we thought we’d have a go at that, as it looks like it’s really easy and cheap, and loads of fun. We’ll be taking some of the most difficult issues we face as a society today, and, rather than trying to find common ground over them and some kind of sense of reconciliation, it’s going to end in bloodied noses and tearful recriminations. Immoderated by the morally reprehensible Jake Yapp, the issues are grappled with by the comedian and feminist (not necessarily in that order), Jessica Fostekew and the comedian and contrarian (definitely not in that order), Jon Holmes.


WED 22:45 Creme de la Crime (b0084ssn)
Series 2

The Spy Who Laughed Me

Michael Feydeau -TV's much loved Inspector Niblett - and crime expert, David Pershore probe a case of treason back in 1945 - a powerful mix of theft, illegality, murder, murder and a bit more murder...

Tales from the vaults of villainy written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

Director: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.


WED 23:00 Boswell's Lives (b074wb57)
Series 2

Boswell's Life of Marx

Boswell attempts to write a biography of Karl Marx, but before he can start must help Marx pen his meisterwerk Das Kapital.

Jon Canter’s sitcom sees James Boswell become a time-travelling biographer - doing for other celebrities what he did for Dr Johnson.

James Boswell ..... Miles Jupp
Karl Marx ..... Julian Rhind-Tutt

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.


WED 23:30 The Mark Steel Revolution (b00ft5lb)
The Russian Revolution

Radical comic Mark Steele re-assesses the historical forces and key players in the Russian Revolution.

A series of lectures on the theme of revolution, Mark examines some of the major historical forces at work during revolutions as well as holding up a mirror to our own age.

With Martin Hyder and Carla Mendonca.

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.



THURSDAY 22 AUGUST 2019

THU 00:00 Short Works (m0007rfd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:15 JC Wilsher - Microcosm (b09c745f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b019ch6b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Book at Beachtime (b012b1yz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Slow Coach (b0383k2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Romesh Gunesekera - Reef (m0007rfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss1j2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0680g6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b04p86zj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee (m0007rf4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Rest is History (b04v2ssq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k3l9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The World As We Know It (b00fj2bt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m0007kzr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Book at Beachtime (b012b96v)
Jill Mansell - To the Moon and Back

Episode 4

Ellie and Zack grow closer and Tony is over the moon when Martha finally agrees to see him again.

Jill Mansell's sparky romantic comedy about learning to fall in love with life again.

Read by Alex Tregear

Abridged by Miranda Davies

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in July 2011.


THU 06:30 The Slow Coach (m0007rnq)
Episode 2

Liz Barclay follows three busy people as they continue an experiment to slow down their lives. Their 'slow coach' is Carl Honoré, spokesperson for a growing 'Slow Movement'. He argues that the 'virus of hurry' has infected every corner of our lives. 'Slow' has become a dirty word - a byword for lazy and unproductive. But can we actually be more productive, as well as happier and healthier, if we connect with our 'inner tortoise'?

Three volunteers put Carl's theories to the test by following his advice over the course of a month.

In programme 1, Carl gave them each a bespoke recipe for slowing down, with tips to follow each day. Now, in programme 2, he asks them to step back from the daily grind to reflect on the bigger picture. What are the pressures keeping them speedy? Can they slow down in a way that will last?

Lizzie works part-time as a health visitor, and has three young children. She's found it challenging to put Carl's suggestions into practice. She visits a conference on families and relationships to ask if it's inevitable that life as a working parent is a constant race against the clock.

Steve runs a business, and is overwhelmed by his workload. He's been following Carl's tips on switching off technology and reducing distraction. Now he tries the practice of mindfulness to develop his focus and find a sense of calm.

Scott is on jobseeker's allowance but lives a hectic life running local activities like a Carnival. He's been learning to say 'no', and pace himself instead of panicking. Now he wants to find out if slowing down can help him to take control of his life and its direction.

Liz follows their successes and struggles, and asks if it's really possible to slow down in a fast-forward world.

Producer: Tessa Watt
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


THU 07:00 Double Science (b0133g6w)
Real Ale

A real ale home brewing competition turns incompetent teachers Kenneth and Colin into bitter rivals. The turmoil continues at the Sixth Form College.

Written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.

With Rebecca Front, Raza Jaffrey, Gus Brown and Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.


THU 07:30 Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music (b007k03f)
Series 1

Death

Death comes to us all, but for the rock star; it can be the start of a whole new career.

Mitch Benn sets out on a musical journey through the showbiz glitz and backstage litter of pop music.

With Robert Ince, Alfie Joey, Tash Baylis and Kirsty Newton

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2004.


THU 08:00 Brothers in Law (b0552vxc)
Series 1

Separation Order

Can Roger overcome a conflict of interests when his girlfriend asks for legal advice?

Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Richard Waring as Henry Blagrove, Ann Davies as Sally Mannering and James Beck as Fred Tanner.

With guest stars Liz Fraser as Mrs Trench and Frank Thornton as The Magistrate

Adapted for radio by Richard Waring from the BBC TV scripts.

Restored from BBC Transcription Service tapes - originally edited for sale abroad.

Published in 1955, Henry Cecil's comic legal novel Brothers in Law was adapted first for TV in 1962 by Frank Muir and Denis Norden. It provided the first regular starring role for Richard Briers, who later reprised his role of the idealistic young lawyer Roger Thursby for BBC Radio between 1970 and 1972.

Produced by David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1970.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b007k0fk)
The Last Smoking Seagoon

Ned is quitting nicotine, but Grytpype-Thynne has other ideas. End of the regular series. With Spike Milligan. From January 1960.


THU 09:00 The Motion Show (m0007rns)
Series 5

Episode 4

From the wonder of umbrellas to banning children in pubs

Graeme Garden hosts the comedy debating show.

With Gyles Brandreth, Boothby Graffoe, Hugh Dennis and Lauren Laverne.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


THU 09:30 Richard Barton: General Practitioner! (b0075887)
Episode 5

Unretirable special agent Dick Bartno and his son Richard are having no trouble speaking their minds. Which inevitably gets them both into trouble.

Richard Barton ...... Robert Bathurst
Old Dick Barton ...... Moray Watson
Jock ...... Iain Cuthbertson
Young Dick Barton ...... Julian Dutton
Sally Phillips ...... Matilda Ziegler

Other parts played by Fiona Allen and Roger Blake.

In 1946, Edward J Mason wrote the first episode of Dick Barton - Special Agent. The BBC Light Programme's hugely popular serial followed the adventures of the ex-Commando and his mates Jock Anderson and Snowy White. Despite facing a series of never-ending cliff-hangers at the hands of dastardly villains, our hero always triumphed. "With one bound Dick was free!".

Half a century later, Edward J's son Lol created Richard Barton, son of Dick, in an affectionate homage to one of BBC Radio's most enduring heroes.

Producer: Jo Clegg

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


THU 10:00 Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee (m0007rnv)
Episode 2 Wild Music

The iron furnaces in Moonlea are about to be closed, and trouble is brewing, but Leigh cannot persuade John Simon to leave.

Gywn Thomas's 1949 novel dramatised by Alan Plater.

Leigh ... Ian Hughes
John Simon .... Patrick Brennan
Katherine ... Manon Edwards
Helen ..... Melanie Walters
Bannion ....Rhodri Hugh
Lemuel ... Ray Llewellyn
Jefferies .... Laurence Allan
Isabella .... Helen Gwyn
Jabez ... Hubert Rees
Felix ... Kieron Self
Rev Bowen ...Dillwyn Owen
Lord Plimmon ... Ric Jerrom

Music by Ruth Wall
Harp ... Ruth Wall
Violin ... Alison Frances

Director: Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


THU 11:00 A Pocketful of Rye (b061pvbf)
Hollywood and Rye

The first in a series of three stories set in and around Rye in East Sussex.

Dot Buckle, proprietress of The Whistling Kettle, has heard a rumour that a film star is in town and rushes to The Mermaid Inn to see if it's true.

When she arrives, not only does she have the fortune of spotting Charlie Chaplin alongside two other famous actors from Hollywood, but has an even greater surprise in store for her in the shape of a blast from the past.

Written by Kellie Jackson and read by Serena Evans, this story is loosely based on Charlie Chaplin's visit to Rye.

Producer: Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2015.


THU 11:15 Stephen Mollett - The Visitors' Book (m0007rnx)
When two workmates take a holiday cottage together in St Ives, one seems to attract men like bees to a honeypot whilst the other finds her own form of seaside romance in the pages of the visitors' book.

Written by Stephen Mollett.

Siobhan Stamp …. Izzy
Gemma Saunders …. Gina
Alastair Danson …. Silas
Kenny Blyth …. Brian/Bruce/Dave

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


THU 12:00 Brothers in Law (b0552vxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b007k0fk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Book at Beachtime (b012b96v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Slow Coach (m0007rnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Romesh Gunesekera - Reef (m0007rnz)
Episode 4

As Miss Nili's household influence grows, Triton notices changes in Mr Delgado.

Read by Shiv Grewal.

Romesh Gunesekera's first novel reveals a world of love and illusion, dreams of exile and return, seen through the eyes of a young boy, taken into employment by an eminent marine biologist.

Abridged by Brian Miller.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1996.


THU 14:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss1j4)
Hardy and Ramanujan

This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

Today, G.H.Hardy, the mathematician who insisted he had never done anything useful. And yet his work on the "diabolical malice" inherent in prime numbers inspired the millions of codes that now help to keep the internet safe.

Producer: Anna Buckley

From 2010.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b0680lpk)
Bindi Business: Series 1

Episode 4

Now that Bindi's Beauty Box has hit some problems, Bindi desperately needs inspiration and guidance.

Tanika Gupta's drama series about a mobile beauty business.

BINDI.....Meera Syal
RAJ.....Chris Nayak
HEMA.....Rina Fatania
DWAYNE....Andonis Anthony

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b04pbq9n)
Alan Cumming - Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir

A Truth

Alan Cumming faces a reckoning.

Deeply moving memoir about the actor's relationship with his father and the mystery of his maternal grandfather.

Written and read by Alan Cumming.
Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


THU 15:00 Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee (m0007rnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Motion Show (m0007rns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Richard Barton: General Practitioner! (b0075887)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Double Science (b0133g6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music (b007k03f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Short Works (m0007rp1)
Robert Aickman Stories

The Coffin House

Jessica and Bunty, land army women, take refuge in a small wooden cabin. Or so they think.

Born in 1914, Robert Aickman was the son of architect William Arthur Aickman and worked briefly with his father, a notable eccentric. The younger Aickman was a man of diverse interests (co-founder of the Inland Waterways Association and chair of the London Opera Society included) and did not publish his first stories until 1951, in the collection We Are For The Dark. Half the stories in that collection were written by Aickman and half of them by Elizabeth Jane Howard, his lover at the time.

Aickman would go on to publish 48 “strange stories”, the term he would use for his own works.

Although the grandson of horror writer Richard Marsh, best known for his occult thriller, The Beetle (1897), Aickman never became a full-time writer, but his long-standing membership of the Society for Psychical Research and The Ghost Club is testament to his fascination with the occult, and his mystery stories constantly reshape time in unorthodox ways. Since his death in 1981, his reputation as a writer has grown.

Reader: Tim McInnerny
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra


THU 18:15 AM Burrage - The Waxwork (m0007rp3)
In search of a story, a journalist spends the night in the Murderers’ Den at the waxwork museum.

William Bedle …. Raymond Hewson
Valentine Dyall …. Dr Bourdette
Donald McKillop …. News Editor
James Thomason …. Museum Manager
George Merritt …. Wilkins
Leslie Perrins …. Inspector

Written by AM Burrage.

Adapted for radio by Michael and Mollie Hardwick.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1963.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b01sm714)
Series 30

Florence Nightingale

Dr Lucy Worsley chooses a figure as familiar as she is unknown, the great champion of Victorian nursing, Florence Nightingale. Known as 'the Lady with the Lamp' for her work in the Crimea.

Born in 1820 into an upper middle class family, Florence experienced early life as a bird in a gilded cage and suffered frequent 'nervous collapse'. Prodigiously intelligent, she was also deeply religious, and at 16 declared she had heard the voice of God, calling her to nursing. By her thirties, and despite opposition from her family, Florence had succeeded in training as a nurse. She was working in a Harley Street establishment for the care of gentlewomen when Britain and France joined Turkish forces against the Russians in the Crimea. As reports came in of the men's suffering, she became convinced of her ability to help.

Commissioned by the War Office, Florence set sail for the Crimea in 1854, and her work there quickly became well known. Walking the corridors with her lamp, she was adored by the men for her determination to spare them the diseases like cholera and typhus that were decimating their numbers. But she was as steely as she was compassionate, and ran her troop of nurses with a military discipline. In Britain her reputation grew.

By the time of her return two years later, Florence was a reluctant celebrity, frail and ill. While her mother and sister basked in her glory, Florence retreated from the limelight, and for some years was bed-bound. It's now believed she had brucellosis, an illness contracted through infected milk, which leads to depression and severe pain. Yet this did not stop her engagement with medicine, and even from her bed she was instrumental in changing the way that healthcare was implemented both in the Army, and in society at large. Statistics was key to this, and a passion for Florence, who saw in the gathering of data, the evidence of God's patterns at work. She also famously established a school for nursing, and professionalised nursing work.

Dr Lucy Worsley, television historian, writer and Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that looks after buildings including Hampton Court and the Tower of London, joins Matthew Parris to discuss the complex background of 'the Lady with the Lamp'. And biographer Mark Bostridge explains why Nightingale has a right to be regarded as a great genius of the Victorian age.

Producer: Lizz Pearson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


THU 19:00 Brothers in Law (b0552vxc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b007k0fk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Book at Beachtime (b012b96v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Slow Coach (m0007rnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 A Pocketful of Rye (b061pvbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Stephen Mollett - The Visitors' Book (m0007rnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award (m0007kz4)
2019

2019 Final

Host Mark Watson will be joined by an expert panel of judges comprised of stalwarts of the comedy world, including Zoe Lyons, Nina Conti, Simon Evans and Sioned Wiliam, Commissioning Editor for Comedy on Radio 4, as five of the UK's most exciting new comedy acts compete for the coveted title.

The winner of this year's competition will take home £1000 and a 15-minute script commission from BBC Studios. Past winners and finalists of the BBC New Comedy Award include Alan Carr, Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Joe Lycett, Josie Long, and Lost Voice Guy.

This year's finalists: Mo Omar, Janine Harouni, Josh Jones, Donald Alexander and Hannah Platt.

Producer: Adnan Ahmed
A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 22:30 BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award (m0007kvb)
2019

2019 Final Results

The results of the BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award 2019 final, live from Edinburgh.

Host Mark Watson will be joined by an expert panel of judges comprised of stalwarts of the comedy world, including Sioned Wiliam, Commissioning Editor for Comedy on Radio 4, who will announce the winner of the coveted title.

Who will follow in the footsteps of recent winners Angela Barnes, Lost Voice Guy and Stephen Buchanan?

Featuring guest sets from musical duo Flo and Joan and last years winner Stephen Buchanan.

Producer: Adnan Ahmed
A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0007yyv)
Tom Neenan 2/2

From 10pm - midnight, 7 days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Jon Holmes chats to the comedy writer and performer Tom Neenan.


THU 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k425)
Series 2

The Dig

Discover the results of a 'live' archaeology dig and visit a very liberal safari park.

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

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2005.


THU 23:30 The In Crowd (b00snrxg)
Series 3

Episode 5

How to obtain a privatised name, how to use advertising slogans as part of everyday speech, and the darkest secrets behind those people walking the beach with a metal detector...

A final dose of advice in the sketch show from Manchester's Comedy Store.

With Robin Ince, Helen Moon, Smug Roberts and Kate Ward.

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.



FRIDAY 23 AUGUST 2019

FRI 00:00 Short Works (m0007rp1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:15 AM Burrage - The Waxwork (m0007rp3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b01sm714)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Book at Beachtime (b012b96v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Slow Coach (m0007rnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Romesh Gunesekera - Reef (m0007rnz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00ss1j4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0680lpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b04pbq9n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee (m0007rnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Motion Show (m0007rns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Richard Barton: General Practitioner! (b0075887)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Double Science (b0133g6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music (b007k03f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Book at Beachtime (b012bs1w)
Jill Mansell - To the Moon and Back

Episode 5

While Ellie is uncertain about her own love life, she helps to bring another couple back together.

Jill Mansell's sparky romantic comedy about learning to fall in love with life again.

Concluded by Alex Tregear

Abridged by Miranda Davies

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in July 2011.


FRI 06:30 The Last Of The Hardy Players (b00vrxjx)
President of the Hardy Society Julian Fellowes tells the extraordinary story of The Hardy Players, an amateur theatre group inspired and supported by Thomas Hardy. He meets original cast member Norrie Woodhall, who recalls rehearsals at Hardy's home at Max Gate, near Dorchester.

Hardy's celebrity status drew the attention of London critics, who thronged to Dorchester to see and review the Players' performances for the national newspapers. Hardy invited the drama critic of The Times, Harold Child, to stay with him and was rewarded by a whole column for the review and a leading article on the players. Hardy later wrote to Child suggesting that "the special attributes of the production were that the great grandparents of the actors were the real actors in the scenes depicted... they all know the events traditionally and of course are themselves continuators of the dialect, humours etc of the personages.."

There are many comical anecdotes about the members of the group and their performances which could come directly off the pages of 'Under the Greenwood Tree' or 'The Trumpet Major'. In 1909, the Hardy Players staged 'Far From the Madding Crowd'. Hardy insisted the sheep shearing scene was done properly so the director employed a professional sheep shearer to do the job on stage. The man was offered beer as payment - as he clipped the sheep he kissed and sang to them, drowning out the words of the actors, much to the amusement of the audience. For 'The Three Fiddlers' a local fiddle player was engaged to play for a scene. Harry Bailey (the fiddler) got so carried away it proved difficult to get him off stage when the scene ended.

The programme also reveals telling biographical detail about Hardy himself. First readings would often take place at Max Gate, in the presence of Hardy's guests - James Barrie, Sir Henry Newbolt and TE Lawrence among them. In 1910 Hardy supplied music for 'The Mellstock Choir' and at one rehearsal seized Mrs Emma Tilley as his partner to demonstrate a country dance he remembered from his youth. In 1913 Gertrude Bugler (sister of Norrie Woodhall) made her first appearance - an exceptional talent whom The Daily Mirror compared to Ellen Terry and Sarah Bernhardt. Hardy was said to be infatuated with the beautiful Gertrude - an assertion Norrie denies, although she recalls the 'insane jealousy' of Hardy's wife, Florence. When Gertrude married a cousin in 1921, her acting career was interrupted by inconvenient (from the Players' point of view) pregnancies, but she was later able to play Tess (a pre-condition of Hardy allowing permission) and went on to a season on the London stage.

Hardy presented the Players with an original verse play called 'The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall' in 1923. Such was the national interest in this play that the BBC (only a year old) broadcast it 'radiated from the Bournemouth station only.' But Hardy refused permission for London productions of his plays, perhaps protective of the special local qualities of the Hardy Players.

The New Hardy Players were formed in 2005, with original Player Norrie Woodhall as President. Norrie was cast by Hardy himself as Tess' sister, Liza Lu, in the stage version of his novel, Tess of the D'Urbervilles. She recalls how Hardy added some lines to her role at the read-through. Norrie still performs occasionally with the Players, at the age of 104.

A fascinating and entertaining story, beautifully told by Julian Fellowes, brings new insight to the Hardy story.

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


FRI 07:00 Secrets and Lattes (b0639gxs)
Series 2

Burns and a' that

It's January and time to beat the post-festive blues at Cafe Culture in Edinburgh's leafy Bruntsfield.

Trisha is on a single-minded start-of-the-year health kick while trying to get over yet another breakup with her long-distance lover Richard, and her sister Clare is desperate for a business project to get over her crush on sexually-ambivalent chef Callum.

Trisha and Clare find they have distinctly different ideas about hosting a Burns Supper, trainee chef and recovering kleptomaniac Lizzie makes a new friend, and everybody parties in true Rabbie Burns' spirit until an unexpected guest makes for a dramatic turn of events.

Series two of Hilary Lyon's caffeine-fuelled sitcom

Trisha ...... Hilary Maclean
Clare ...... Hilary Lyon
Lizzie ...... Pearl Appleby
Calum ...... Derek Riddell
Richard ...... Roger May
Minty ...... June Watson
Max ...... Scott Hoatson

Director: Marilyn Imrie

Producers: Gordon Kennedy and Moray Hunter

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


FRI 07:30 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b08492g1)
Series 1

Stuffed Eggs

Katharine Whitehorn's cult cookery classic is the inspiration for Sue Teddern's new comedy drama, set in 1964, starring Beattie Edmondson and Nikesh Patel.

In this episode, Trisha tries to impress new friend Jill with some stuffed eggs.

Trisha.....Beattie Edmondson
Deepak.....Nikesh Patel
Tony.....John Dougall
Jill.....Natasha Cowley
Keith.....Finlay Robertson
The Hunk.....Luke MacGregor
Male Guest.....Gavi Singh Chera
Female Guest.....Catriona McFarlane
Katharine Whitehorn.....Karen Bartke

Directed by Emma Harding


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7g0)
Series 2

This is Your Life the Burkiss Way

Eamonn Andrews' famous Big Red Book spells surprises.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living. Radio's Amazing Revelation Course in which the programme's subject is ............. (We can't tell you yet, because it's a secret)

Do you remember these voices from Jo Kendall. Nigel Rees Chris Emmett and Fred Harris?

And who wrote these words? (Here's a clue - Andrew Marshall and David Renwick)

And whose name is in producer Simon Brett’s little black book this week?

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1977.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jn1s)
Series 5

Come Dancing

Albert sets out to help son Harold to conquer his fear of ballroom dancing.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Clifford Norgate as the Milkman.

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 the BBC Radio 2 in June 1974.


FRI 09:00 Who Goes There? (b00766rs)
Series 5

Episode 4

Martin Young's famous people quiz. With Francis Wheen, Fred Housego, Gyles Brandreth and Antonia Fraser. From March 2002.


FRI 09:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b007k0j8)
Episode 6

Back in London after his first trip to Paris, Mr Finchley upstages a ham and demands a decision - and Robert goes home.

Richard Griffiths is the shy solicitor's clerk, Edgar Finchley.

Robert Gillespie ...... James Cohen
Mrs Crantell ...... Anna Cropper
Marie Peters ...... Serena Evans
Mr Barker ...... John Bird
Mr Sprake ...... James Grout
Mr Hammerton ...... Nicky Henson
Esmond Lockwood ...... Edward de Souza
Perkins ...... Richard Ridings
Lanky ...... Harris Alex Arkell

Narrated by James Villiers.

Written by Victor Canning and adapted for radio by Andy and Eric Merriman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 1994.


FRI 10:00 Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee (m0007s2w)
Episode 3 The Verdict

The iron workers' uprising is defeated and Leigh has become an accessory to murder.

Conclusion of Gywn Thomas's novel dramatised by Alan Plater.

Leigh ... Ian Hughes
John Simon .... Patrick Brennan
Katherine ... Manon Edwards
Helen ..... Melanie Walters
Jefferies .... Laurence Allan
Clark ... Gerald James
Longridge ... Sion Probert
Parr ... Ian Rowlands
Jabez ... Hubert Rees
Penbury .... Bill Stewart
Lemuel ... Ray Llewellyn
Lord Plimmon ... Ric Jerrom

Music by Ruth Wall
Harp ... Ruth Wall

Director: Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0007s2y)
Bank Holiday Fiesta!

A selection of BBC Sounds podcasters recommend their favourite listens. Including Brexicast's Chris Mason, Fortunately's Fi & Jane and NB's Caitlin Benedict.


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7g0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jn1s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Book at Beachtime (b012bs1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Last Of The Hardy Players (b00vrxjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Romesh Gunesekera - Reef (m0007s30)
Episode 5

Triton greets a new era as Miss Nili moves in with Mr Salgado.

Read by Shiv Grewal.

Romesh Gunesekera's first novel reveals a world of love and illusion, dreams of exile and return, seen through the eyes of a young boy, taken into employment by an eminent marine biologist.

Abridged by Brian Miller.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1996.


FRI 14:15 A Brief History of Mathematics (b00stcgv)
Nicolas Bourbaki

This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

Today, the mathematician that never was, Nicolas Bourbaki. A group of French mathematicians, working between the two world wars and writing under the pseudonym Nicolas Bourbaki transformed their discipline and paved the way for several mathematical breakthroughs in the 21st century.

Producer: Anna Buckley

From 2010.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b06810pn)
Bindi Business: Series 1

Episode 5

With her family’s help, can Bindi overcome her business obstacles and lead Bindi's Beauty Box to success?

Tanika Gupta's drama about an 'olderpreneur' who sets up a mobile beauty business.

BINDI.....Meera Syal
RAJ.....Chris Nayak
ANU.....Krupa Pattani
UNCLE BASH....Vincent Ebrahim

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b04pc6kw)
Alan Cumming - Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir

Wrapping Up

Alan Cumming is wrapping up as he concludes his moving memoir about his relationship with his father and a family mystery.

Written and read by Alan Cumming.
Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


FRI 15:00 Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee (m0007s2w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Who Goes There? (b00766rs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Mr Finchley Goes to Paris (b007k0j8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Secrets and Lattes (b0639gxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b08492g1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Short Works (m0007s32)
Robert Aickman Stories

Just A Song At Twilight

All their London friends said Lydia and Timo were mad. But when the dream takes hold...

Born in 1914, Robert Aickman was the son of architect William Arthur Aickman and worked briefly with his father, a notable eccentric. The younger Aickman was a man of diverse interests (co-founder of the Inland Waterways Association and chair of the London Opera Society included) and did not publish his first stories until 1951, in the collection We Are For The Dark. Half the stories in that collection were written by Aickman and half of them by Elizabeth Jane Howard, his lover at the time.

Aickman would go on to publish 48 “strange stories”, the term he would use for his own works.

Although the grandson of horror writer Richard Marsh, best known for his occult thriller, The Beetle (1897), Aickman never became a full-time writer, but his long-standing membership of the Society for Psychical Research and The Ghost Club is testament to his fascination with the occult, and his mystery stories constantly reshape time in unorthodox ways. Since his death in 1981, his reputation as a writer has grown.

Reader: Tim McInnerny
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra


FRI 18:15 Julia Jones - Over and Done With (m0007s34)
Having learned that her father is gravely ill, Sybil heads to the family home for the first time in ages.

Carole Hayman …. Sybil
Jack Watson …. Father
Christian Rodska …. Mr Lumkin
Julia Jones …. Mrs Worksop

Written by Julia Jones.

Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1979


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076kl4)
Alter Egos

Matthew Parris welcomes three guests. Or is it more? John Fortune, Martin Newell and Pauline Black explore identity. From March 2004.


FRI 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jr7g0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jn1s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Book at Beachtime (b012bs1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Last Of The Hardy Players (b00vrxjx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0007s2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b08492g1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 4 Extra Stands Up (m0007s36)
At the Fringe 2019

Episode 2

A huge night of comedy from the Edinburgh Fringe 2019. Household names and the hottest rising stars stand shoulder-to-shoulder in front of a late night sold out audience.

For the sixth year, 4 Extra Stands Up at the Fringe is one of the most anticipated shows at the Fringe by the audience and comedians alike. The diverse line-up will surprise, excite and maybe even shock you, giving a taste of the melting pot of the Fringe.

A Dabster product for BBC Radio 4 Extra


FRI 23:30 Elvis McGonagall Takes a Look on the Bright Side (b069xb3t)
Series 2

Inspector Norse

Elvis is struggling miserably to keep warm and fed in his bleak northern caravan site. Susan, however, is enthralled by boxed sets of Scandinavian thrillers and revels in the frozen, atmospheric wastes. When Elvis's dog Trouble mysteriously disappears, the two don sweaters and decide to investigate.

Elvis McGonagall's daft comic world of poems, mad sketches, satire and facetious remarks broadcast from his home in the Graceland Caravan Park just outside Dundee.

Elvis McGonagall........................Richard Smith
Narrator....................................Clarke Peters
Susan the Postie........................Susan Morrison
Everyone else.........Lewis McLeod and Helen Braunholz-Smith

Written by Elvis McGonagall with Richard Smith, Helen Braunholz-Smith and Frank Stirling.

Producer: Frank Stirling

A Unique production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2015.


FRI 23:45 The Celebrity Voicemail Show (b06gs5yr)
Series 1

Barack Obama

Kayvan Novak imagines what it might be like to hear the answerphone messages of the rich and famous.

This time, we listen into the voicemail of US President, Barack Obama.

An entirely fictitious comedy show written, improvised and starring Kayvan Novak.

Producer: Matt Stronge

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.




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

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b067w2dz)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b067w2dz)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b067x14z)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b067x14z)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b0680g6f)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b0680g6f)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b0680lpk)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b0680lpk)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b06810pn)

4 Extra Stands Up 22:30 FRI (m0007s36)

A Brief History of Mathematics 02:15 SAT (b00ss0lf)

A Brief History of Mathematics 14:15 MON (b00ss1jg)

A Brief History of Mathematics 02:15 TUE (b00ss1jg)

A Brief History of Mathematics 14:15 TUE (b00ss1j0)

A Brief History of Mathematics 02:15 WED (b00ss1j0)

A Brief History of Mathematics 14:15 WED (b00ss1j2)

A Brief History of Mathematics 02:15 THU (b00ss1j2)

A Brief History of Mathematics 14:15 THU (b00ss1j4)

A Brief History of Mathematics 02:15 FRI (b00ss1j4)

A Brief History of Mathematics 14:15 FRI (b00stcgv)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00cqhmd)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00cqhmd)

A Pocketful of Rye 11:00 THU (b061pvbf)

A Pocketful of Rye 21:00 THU (b061pvbf)

A Very Private Man 08:00 MON (b09k9kp0)

A Very Private Man 12:00 MON (b09k9kp0)

A Very Private Man 19:00 MON (b09k9kp0)

A Whole 'Nother Story 07:00 MON (b0076b38)

A Whole 'Nother Story 17:00 MON (b0076b38)

A Whole 'Nother Story 05:00 TUE (b0076b38)

AM Burrage - The Waxwork 18:15 THU (m0007rp3)

AM Burrage - The Waxwork 00:15 FRI (m0007rp3)

Act Your Age 16:00 TUE (b00pxn13)

Act Your Age 04:00 WED (b00pxn13)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 18:00 SAT (m0007r23)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World 00:00 SUN (m0007r23)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 07:30 TUE (m0007kjx)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 17:30 TUE (m0007kjx)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 22:00 TUE (m0007kjx)

Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers 05:30 WED (m0007kjx)

BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award 22:00 THU (m0007kz4)

BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award 22:30 THU (m0007kvb)

Beryl Reid in Conversation 15:45 SUN (m0007r4b)

Beryl Reid in Conversation 03:45 MON (m0007r4b)

Betsy and Napoleon (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (m0007r3z)

Betsy and Napoleon (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (m0007r3z)

Betsy and Napoleon (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (m0007r3z)

Betsy and Napoleon 02:30 SAT (m0007l5v)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 TUE (b00vfjff)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 TUE (b00vfjff)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 TUE (b00vfjff)

Book at Beachtime 01:00 SAT (b012216d)

Book at Beachtime 06:00 MON (b0129d64)

Book at Beachtime 13:00 MON (b0129d64)

Book at Beachtime 20:00 MON (b0129d64)

Book at Beachtime 01:00 TUE (b0129d64)

Book at Beachtime 06:00 TUE (b012pcbb)

Book at Beachtime 13:00 TUE (b012pcbb)

Book at Beachtime 20:00 TUE (b012pcbb)

Book at Beachtime 01:00 WED (b012pcbb)

Book at Beachtime 06:00 WED (b012b1yz)

Book at Beachtime 13:00 WED (b012b1yz)

Book at Beachtime 20:00 WED (b012b1yz)

Book at Beachtime 01:00 THU (b012b1yz)

Book at Beachtime 06:00 THU (b012b96v)

Book at Beachtime 13:00 THU (b012b96v)

Book at Beachtime 20:00 THU (b012b96v)

Book at Beachtime 01:00 FRI (b012b96v)

Book at Beachtime 06:00 FRI (b012bs1w)

Book at Beachtime 13:00 FRI (b012bs1w)

Book at Beachtime 20:00 FRI (b012bs1w)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b05xqg4t)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b04p2gvb)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b04p604m)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b04p604m)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b04p7zxy)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b04p7zxy)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b04p86zj)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b04p86zj)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b04pbq9n)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b04pbq9n)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b04pc6kw)

Boswell's Lives 23:00 WED (b074wb57)

Brothers in Law 08:00 THU (b0552vxc)

Brothers in Law 12:00 THU (b0552vxc)

Brothers in Law 19:00 THU (b0552vxc)

Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller 23:30 MON (b00911f4)

Clare in the Community 22:30 MON (b00j0h07)

Comedy Club Extra 22:30 SUN (m0007r4j)

Comedy Club Extra 22:30 WED (m0007rfh)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 05:30 SAT (b083mrvf)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 07:30 FRI (b08492g1)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 17:30 FRI (b08492g1)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 22:00 FRI (b08492g1)

Creme de la Crime 22:45 WED (b0084ssn)

Dad Made Me Laugh 18:30 TUE (b00d7h6q)

Dad Made Me Laugh 00:30 WED (b00d7h6q)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007tbwz)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007tbwz)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007tbwz)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 08:50 SAT (b00m74rt)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 15:50 SAT (b00m74rt)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 03:50 SUN (b00m74rt)

David Goodland - The Voice of Angels 16:00 SUN (m0007r4d)

David Goodland - The Voice of Angels 04:00 MON (m0007r4d)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b038xpm5)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b038xpm5)

Doctor at Large 08:30 WED (b00bb9m8)

Doctor at Large 12:30 WED (b00bb9m8)

Doctor at Large 19:30 WED (b00bb9m8)

Double Science 07:00 THU (b0133g6w)

Double Science 17:00 THU (b0133g6w)

Double Science 05:00 FRI (b0133g6w)

Elvis McGonagall Takes a Look on the Bright Side 23:30 FRI (b069xb3t)

Funny From the Fringe 22:30 SAT (m0007r25)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 07:30 WED (m0007kzr)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 17:30 WED (m0007kzr)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 22:00 WED (m0007kzr)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 05:30 THU (m0007kzr)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b01sm714)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b01sm714)

Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee 10:00 WED (m0007rf4)

Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee 15:00 WED (m0007rf4)

Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee 03:00 THU (m0007rf4)

Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee 10:00 THU (m0007rnv)

Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee 15:00 THU (m0007rnv)

Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee 03:00 FRI (m0007rnv)

Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee 10:00 FRI (m0007s2w)

Gwyn Thomas - All Things Betray Thee 15:00 FRI (m0007s2w)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b00dyp5l)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b00dyp5l)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b00dyp5l)

Hilary Mantel - Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (b07qg60h)

Hilary Mantel - Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (b07qg60h)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (m0007r20)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (m0007r20)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (b08dwwvg)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (b08dwwvg)

Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family 11:00 WED (m0007rf7)

Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family 21:00 WED (m0007rf7)

It's Jocelyn 22:00 SAT (b06snvwk)

It's a Fair Cop 07:30 SUN (b05zld8g)

It's a Fair Cop 17:30 SUN (b05zld8g)

It's a Fair Cop 22:00 SUN (b05zld8g)

It's a Fair Cop 05:30 MON (b05zld8g)

Ivor Cutler - A Wet Handle 22:45 SUN (b00ctkty)

JC Wilsher - Microcosm 18:15 WED (b09c745f)

JC Wilsher - Microcosm 00:15 THU (b09c745f)

James Follett - The Bionic Blob 18:15 MON (b0153tq1)

James Follett - The Bionic Blob 00:15 TUE (b0153tq1)

James Follett - The Man Who Invented Yesterday 18:15 TUE (m0007rbp)

James Follett - The Man Who Invented Yesterday 00:15 WED (m0007rbp)

John Wyndham - Trouble with Lichen 18:00 SUN (b007k3xm)

John Wyndham - Trouble with Lichen 00:00 MON (b007k3xm)

Julia Jones - Over and Done With 18:15 FRI (m0007s34)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m0007k6x)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m0007k6x)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m0007k6x)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m0007k6x)

Kate Brannigan - Clean Break 10:00 MON (b0089bqv)

Kate Brannigan - Clean Break 15:00 MON (b0089bqv)

Kate Brannigan - Clean Break 03:00 TUE (b0089bqv)

Kate Brannigan - The Right Chemistry 10:00 TUE (b007jlm5)

Kate Brannigan - The Right Chemistry 15:00 TUE (b007jlm5)

Kate Brannigan - The Right Chemistry 03:00 WED (b007jlm5)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 23:30 SUN (b007731j)

Listen to Les 08:00 TUE (b007w2n4)

Listen to Les 12:00 TUE (b007w2n4)

Listen to Les 19:00 TUE (b007w2n4)

Living with the Enemy 07:00 TUE (b00771qx)

Living with the Enemy 17:00 TUE (b00771qx)

Living with the Enemy 05:00 WED (b00771qx)

Lobby Land 23:00 MON (m0007l40)

Lobby Land 09:00 TUE (m0007l40)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 23:30 SAT (b04lq2lx)

Mavis Gallant Stories 07:15 SUN (m0007r41)

Mavis Gallant Stories 14:15 SUN (m0007r41)

Mavis Gallant Stories 02:15 MON (m0007r41)

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music 07:30 THU (b007k03f)

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music 17:30 THU (b007k03f)

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music 05:30 FRI (b007k03f)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 04:30 SAT (b007k087)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 09:30 FRI (b007k0j8)

Mr Finchley Goes to Paris 16:30 FRI (b007k0j8)

Mudlarking (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (m0007r46)

Mudlarking (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (m0007r46)

Nasty Women 09:00 SAT (b09ptz3w)

Nasty Women 19:00 SAT (b09ptz3w)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076kh3)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076kl4)

Once in a Blue Moon: The Songs of Lal Waterson 06:30 TUE (b00vrvqh)

Once in a Blue Moon: The Songs of Lal Waterson 13:30 TUE (b00vrvqh)

Once in a Blue Moon: The Songs of Lal Waterson 20:30 TUE (b00vrvqh)

Once in a Blue Moon: The Songs of Lal Waterson 01:30 WED (b00vrvqh)

Pacific Dreams 06:00 SAT (b01pknt0)

Pacific Dreams 16:00 SAT (b01pknt0)

Pacific Dreams 04:00 SUN (b01pknt0)

Pam Ayres' Open Road 14:15 SAT (b007kdf0)

Pam Ayres' Open Road 02:15 SUN (b007kdf0)

Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench 14:45 SAT (b00764zv)

Peter Tinniswood - Tales from the Backbench 02:45 SUN (b00764zv)

Planet B 00:00 SAT (b00j2j7k)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0007s2y)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0007s2y)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0007r4g)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0007r4g)

Ray's a Laugh 08:30 SUN (m0007r44)

Ray's a Laugh 12:30 SUN (m0007r44)

Richard Barton: General Practitioner! 09:30 THU (b0075887)

Richard Barton: General Practitioner! 16:30 THU (b0075887)

Richard Barton: General Practitioner! 04:30 FRI (b0075887)

Richard Herring's Objective 23:00 SAT (b0174gl1)

Romesh Gunesekera - Reef 14:00 MON (m0007r7c)

Romesh Gunesekera - Reef 02:00 TUE (m0007r7c)

Romesh Gunesekera - Reef 14:00 TUE (m0007rbk)

Romesh Gunesekera - Reef 02:00 WED (m0007rbk)

Romesh Gunesekera - Reef 14:00 WED (m0007rfb)

Romesh Gunesekera - Reef 02:00 THU (m0007rfb)

Romesh Gunesekera - Reef 14:00 THU (m0007rnz)

Romesh Gunesekera - Reef 02:00 FRI (m0007rnz)

Romesh Gunesekera - Reef 14:00 FRI (m0007s30)

Roy Hudd - Stick a Geranium in Your Hat! 07:30 SAT (b017097w)

Roy Hudd - Stick a Geranium in Your Hat! 17:30 SAT (b017097w)

Roy Hudd - Stick a Geranium in Your Hat! 05:30 SUN (b017097w)

Saturday Drama 03:00 SAT (b007t4zn)

Secrets and Lattes 05:00 SAT (b062jsn9)

Secrets and Lattes 07:00 FRI (b0639gxs)

Secrets and Lattes 17:00 FRI (b0639gxs)

Short Works 18:00 MON (m0007r7g)

Short Works 00:00 TUE (m0007r7g)

Short Works 18:00 TUE (m0007rbm)

Short Works 00:00 WED (m0007rbm)

Short Works 18:00 WED (m0007rfd)

Short Works 00:00 THU (m0007rfd)

Short Works 18:00 THU (m0007rp1)

Short Works 00:00 FRI (m0007rp1)

Short Works 18:00 FRI (m0007s32)

Small Scenes 23:00 SUN (b0745q59)

Stephen Mollett - The Visitors' Book 11:15 THU (m0007rnx)

Stephen Mollett - The Visitors' Book 21:15 THU (m0007rnx)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007jn1s)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 FRI (b007jn1s)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 FRI (b007jn1s)

Stilgoe's Around 09:30 TUE (b007k3kj)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0007r79)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0007r79)

Telling Tales 11:00 TUE (m0007rbh)

Telling Tales 21:00 TUE (m0007rbh)

That Reminds Me 18:30 WED (b019ch6b)

That Reminds Me 00:30 THU (b019ch6b)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 09:30 WED (b007k3l9)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 16:30 WED (b007k3l9)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 04:30 THU (b007k3l9)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 FRI (b00jr7g0)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 FRI (b00jr7g0)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 FRI (b00jr7g0)

The Celebrity Voicemail Show 23:45 FRI (b06gs5yr)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (m0007xkz)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (m0007ywh)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (m0007yyv)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b007k0fk)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b007k0fk)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b007k0fk)

The Green Children of Woolpit 01:30 SAT (b00slvqh)

The In Crowd 23:30 THU (b00snrxg)

The Last Of The Hardy Players 06:30 FRI (b00vrxjx)

The Last Of The Hardy Players 13:30 FRI (b00vrxjx)

The Last Of The Hardy Players 20:30 FRI (b00vrxjx)

The Latvian Locum 13:00 SAT (m0007r1y)

The Latvian Locum 01:00 SUN (m0007r1y)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b04vkm6w)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b04vkm6w)

The Mark Steel Revolution 23:30 WED (b00ft5lb)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m0007pyk)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m0007pyk)

The Motion Show 09:00 THU (m0007rns)

The Motion Show 16:00 THU (m0007rns)

The Motion Show 04:00 FRI (m0007rns)

The Museum of Everything 23:00 THU (b007k425)

The Price of Fear 18:30 SUN (b007jmcf)

The Price of Fear 00:30 MON (b007jmcf)

The Rest is History 09:00 WED (b04v2ssq)

The Rest is History 16:00 WED (b04v2ssq)

The Rest is History 04:00 THU (b04v2ssq)

The Senses 12:30 SAT (b06zhjpj)

The Senses 09:30 MON (b0704zzg)

The Senses 16:30 MON (b0704zzg)

The Senses 04:30 TUE (b0704zzg)

The Sit Crom 16:30 TUE (b00m5qlg)

The Sit Crom 04:30 WED (b00m5qlg)

The Slow Coach 06:30 WED (b0383k2h)

The Slow Coach 13:30 WED (b0383k2h)

The Slow Coach 20:30 WED (b0383k2h)

The Slow Coach 01:30 THU (b0383k2h)

The Slow Coach 06:30 THU (m0007rnq)

The Slow Coach 13:30 THU (m0007rnq)

The Slow Coach 20:30 THU (m0007rnq)

The Slow Coach 01:30 FRI (m0007rnq)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 MON (b04xnd0c)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 MON (b04xnd0c)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 TUE (b04xnd0c)

The Walpole Chronicle 06:30 MON (b010t6gw)

The Walpole Chronicle 13:30 MON (b010t6gw)

The Walpole Chronicle 20:30 MON (b010t6gw)

The Walpole Chronicle 01:30 TUE (b010t6gw)

The World As We Know It 12:00 SAT (b00fd7zl)

The World As We Know It 07:00 WED (b00fj2bt)

The World As We Know It 17:00 WED (b00fj2bt)

The World As We Know It 05:00 THU (b00fj2bt)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 22:30 TUE (b04p85z2)

Vent 23:00 TUE (b00tr5rv)

Weak at the Top 23:30 TUE (b00tbb7d)

Whack-O! 08:00 SUN (b068j4q8)

Whack-O! 12:00 SUN (b068j4q8)

Who Goes There? 04:00 SAT (b00766w1)

Who Goes There? 09:00 FRI (b00766rs)

Who Goes There? 16:00 FRI (b00766rs)

World Book Club 08:00 SAT (m0007r1w)

World Book Club 15:00 SAT (m0007r1w)

World Book Club 03:00 SUN (m0007r1w)