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SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019

SAT 00:00 Haunted (b01qyntg)
Which One? by R Chetwynd-Hayes

1940: A fire warden team are put to the severest test during a bombing raid. Will they all survive?

R Chetwynd-Hayes's creepy tale dramatised for radio by Patricia Mays.

Drayton ..... Reginald Marsh
Hughes ..... Garrard Green
Raymond ..... Robert Glenister
Smithers ..... Adrian Egan
Jackson ..... Nigel Graham
David ..... Graham Conway.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in July 1984.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b0076kp9)
Hitching

Where are all the hitchers? Matthew Parris, Dominic Arkwright, Decca Aitkenhead and Benedict Allen thumb a lift. From March 2004.


SAT 01:00 Book at Beachtime (b012hbyx)
Tom McNeal - To Be Sung Underwater

Episode 5

After a summons from Willy Blunt, Judith heads back to see him in Rufus Sage - after 27 years apart.

Concluded by Laurel Lefkow.

Feeling dissatisfied with her life as an film editor in California and with a husband she suspects is having an affair, Judith Whitman decides one day to move her childhood bedroom furniture into a storage unit (it having been discarded by her daughter Camille) and rashly uses a fake name to secure the unit. She starts reminiscing about her childhood in Nebraska living with her charismatic lecturer father and about her first love, Willy Blunt whom she left behind when she went to college and has never looked back.

Written with distinctive style by Tom McNeal, it's an immersive, atmospheric story in which Judith starts to become more and more disconnected with her chosen life and starts yearning for the past. After the death of her beloved father and the beginning of stress induced migraines at work, Judith retraces her steps back to a few glorious teenage summers.

After 27 years, she tries to get back in touch with significant figures from her past...

Abridged by Miranda Davies.

Producer: Lucy Collingwood

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


SAT 01:30 Auditioning for Auntie (b03dfl04)
Pete Paphides delves into the BBC auditions process for aspiring bands in the 1950s and 60s such as The Rolling Stones, Elton John, The Who and Pink Floyd.

Throughout this era, any artist hoping to achieve wider national recognition would try and secure national radio exposure. To do this, they would have to meet the exacting standards of a small but powerful board of assessors within the BBC. Producers and sound engineers of the time remember the sessions and we hear musicians recalling their audition process - including Peter Hammill of Van der Graaf Generator, Judy Dyble of Fairport Convention and Alvin Stardust.

The audition panels' notes are carefully kept to this day in the BBC archive. Nick Drake's notes, for example, read as follows: "Suitable to broadcast, but would probably only be in specialist late night programmes. Type of artist who would appear on 'John Peel' record label – underground, folky. YES."

Among the artists the BBC wasn't initially convinced about were the Rolling Stones, while the errant behaviour of other groups recording BBC sessions – Pink Floyd, for example – threatened their relationship with the Corporation.

Producer: Laura Parfitt
A White Pebble Media production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.


SAT 02:00 e=mc2 (b06qmv00)
Robin Ince - Thoughts While Plummeting

Taking inspiration from Einstein's General Theory of Relativity - Robin Ince's story of an unusual schoolboy who becomes engrossed by the science he sees all around him and goes off in pursuit of 'the happiest thought'.

Writer: Robin Ince

Read by Carolyn Pickles.

Producer: Jenny Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015.


SAT 02:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b067003h)
Red Shirts and Black Shirts

Exploring charismatic nationalist leadership

Francine Stock attempts to pin down the alluring yet elusive quality of charisma

In the 1860s, Giuseppe Garibaldi was the most famous man in Europe. A correspondent from the London Times encountered him at a public rally in Palermo, and described how men threw themselves forward to touch the hem of his garment, while mothers offered their babies up to be blessed by him.

With the help of historian Professor Lucy Riall, Francine explores the creation of the charismatic national commander who would lead the Risorgimento and establish Rome as the capital of a newly united Italy. She hears about his natural charm, his physical appearance and clothes, but also about his protean ability to be different things to different people and to exploit new technology to spread his image and his message.

Francine then moves on to a more recent example of radical leadership. She hears from the writer and broadcaster, Abdel Bari Atwan, about his secret visit to Osma Bin Laden in the Tora Bora caves of Afghanistan and about how, in turn, the publicity machine of Al Quaeda used contemporary new technology to advance their cause.

Finally, Francine investigates the dangers of this type of nationalist leadership, and hears from Lucy Riall about how Garibaldi's Red Shirts were to be a direct inspiration for the Black Shirts of Mussolini.
Readings by Simon Russell Beale

Producer: Beaty Rubens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b08rtgwy)
Bindi Business: Series 2

Episode 5

With her micro-pod development nearly complete Bindi is preparing for the big opening, but she is put to the test when she finds that not everyone shares her vision.

Tanika Gupta's comedy drama series about the highs and lows of enterprise.

Bindi ...... Meera Syal
Hema Rina Fatania
Raj ...... Chris Nayak
Anu ...... Krupa Pattani
Marcus ..... Mark Strepan
Anil ...... Nitin Ganatra
Bash ..... Sagar Arya

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b04snl1n)
My Life in Houses

Inside My House, I Can Cope

As Margaret Forster's struggle with cancer continues, she reflects the importance of home, and why, inside her own home, she can cope.

I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl.'

So began Margaret Forster's journey through the houses she's lived in, from the sparkling new council house, built as part of a utopian vision by Carlisle City Council, to her beloved London house of today, via Oxford, Hampstead and the Lake District. As well as a poignant reflection on home and the effect of home on us, My Life in Houses is also a sideways look at the life of one of the greatest contemporary British novelists.

Concluded by Sian Thomas.

Writer: Margaret Forster
Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio in November 2014.


SAT 03:00 Drama (b05v6gn1)
Frank Kafka - The Castle

Episode 2

While K continues to seek a meeting with the elusive official Klamm, his relationship with Frieda is under strain. He suspects her of maintaining a secret tryst with Klamm, and she of a dalliance with Barnabas' two sisters.

Conclusion of Franz Kafka's mind-warping novel, set in a bureaucratic wonderland,

K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DOMINIC ROWAN
Frieda. . . . . . . . . . . .SAMMY T DOBSON
Jeremias. . . . . . . . . .MARK BENTON
Artur . . . . . . . . . . . .DANIEL WEYMAN
Teacher . . . . . . . . . .STEPHEN GREIF
Amalia. . . . . . . . . . . RACHEL BAVIDGE
Olga . . . . . . . . . . . . VICTORIA ELLIOTT
Barnabas . . . . . . . . . NEIL GRAINGER
Papa and Burgel . . . . JONATHAN CULLEN
Momus and Fire Chief TREVOR FOX
Hollister and Erlanger ROSS WAITON
Hans . . . . . . . . . . . . DOMINIC DEAKIN
Children: ALEX TAYLOR-McDOWELL, ALICE
MARTIN, MADDIE HILL, TEGAN WILLIAMS

Dramatist: Ed Harris

Producer: John Taylor
A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2015.


SAT 04:00 Who Goes There? (b00766zc)
Series 6

Episode 3

Martin Young presents the biographical quiz show.

Team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego are joined by entertainer Geoffrey Durham and novelist Jenny Colgan.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


SAT 04:30 Mark Tavener - In the Red (b007jzh9)
Episode 1

London is plagued by a series of bizarre murders of bank managers.

Hot on the trail of the killer are an old-style Chief Police Inspector and BBC Radio's anarchic crime correspondent, George Cragge.

A blackly humorous murder mystery set in the world of City finance, the BBC and political parties starring Michael Williams.

Dramatised in seven-parts by Mark Tavener and Peter Baynham from Mark Tavener's novel.

George Cragge ...... Michael Williams
Frank Jefferson ...... Barry Foster
Geoffrey Crichton-Potter ...... Stephen Moore
Henry ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Max ...... Peter Woodthorpe
Dominic De'ath ...... Benjamin Whitrow

With Nicholas Le Prevost, Peter Serafinowicz, Eva Stuart, Susie Brann, Alice Arnold, David Antrobus and Annabel Mullion.

Music by Tony McAnaney.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1995.


SAT 05:00 Secrets and Lattes (b063ztb3)
Series 2

Home and Away

It's Spring in Edinburgh with new beginnings are on the horizon for the staff of Cafe Culture.

Trisha is now engaged to her long-distance lover Richard and her big sister Clare is gradually working her way through her divorce. Laid-back Glaswegian chef, Callum, is struggling to let the reins go as his autistic son Max turns 18 while Lizzie is enjoying helping the officially-adult Max spread his wings.

Nobody quite seems to know where home is at the moment - including the stray dog that Lizzie has acquired.

Things come to a head when Max's birthday party doesn't quite go according to plan and an unwelcome encounter for Lizzie results in trauma all round.

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

Trisha ...... Hilary Maclean
Clare ...... Hilary Lyon
Lizzie ...... Pearl Appleby
Callum ...... Derek Riddell
Richard ...... Roger May
Max ...... Scott Hoatson

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 (b084wmzb)
Series 1

Coffee Chiffon

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 is persuaded to cater for a double date.

Trisha.....Beattie Edmondson
Deepak.....Nikesh Patel
Jill.....Natasha Cowley
Mike.....Finlay Robertson
Stuart.....Luke MacGregor
June.....Alison Belbin
Len.....John Bowler
Tony.....John Dougall
Katharine Whitehorn.....Karen Bartke

Directed by Emma Harding


SAT 06:00 Laurence Housman - Happy and Glorious (m000838r)
1839: Queen Victoria has been on the throne almost two years and her Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, feels the time is ripe to raise the delicate subject of suitable suitors for her hand.

There is only one man Victoria wants to marry: Albert of Saxe-Coburg Gotha.

She believes he will make the ideal husband - once he has been made fully aware of exactly what sacrifices are expected of him when married to the Queen of England. But Albert has his own ideas of what his position should be, both in public and in private...

Laurence Housman's drama starring Joanna David as Queen Victoria and Tim Woodward as Prince Albert.

Powerful dramatisation by Glyn Dearman

Queen Victoria ... Joanna David
Prince Albert ... Tim Woodward
Lord Melbourne ... Jack May
Tudor .... David Timson
Ernest .... Michael Cochrane
Stockmar .... Martin Friend
Nurse .... Diana Dishop
Baroness Lehzen ... Pauline Letts
Lady Jane .... Jane Knowles
Duchess .... Jill Simcox
Footman ... Tano Rea

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1981.


SAT 07:30 Roger Deakin - The Garden (b00t0zm2)
Walnut Tree Farm is a 450-year-old wooden farmhouse, buried under a blanket of ivy and wild honeysuckle, in Suffolk.

It's owner, the writer and conservationist Roger Deakin, introduced his home in The House. Now he presents his garden after which the farm is named.

In this evocative and personal portrait, Deakin offers an intimate record of the changing soundscape of the garden as the seasons unfold.

Our mildly eccentric guide tell us about his moat, shepherd's hut, outdoor Victorian bath, and animal friends.

Producer: Sarah Blunt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2005.


SAT 08:00 World Book Club (m000838v)
James Ellroy - American Tabloid

American writer James Ellroy talks to Harriet Gilbert about his massive fictional chronicle of 1960s America.

American Tabloid, the first of the three books, exposes the underbelly of a country on the threshold of Kennedy's golden age, and follows three men close to the tentacles of power in a conspiracy with the Mafia that leads to the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba and the assassination of JFK in Dallas. Brutally brilliant and profane, the book bursts at the seams with crooked policemen, corrupt politicians, mobsters and hitmen, all driven by a desire for power, money and the settling of old scores.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2009.


SAT 08:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mj16h)
Series 1

Tracks

Following the tracks left by animals is a great craft owned by many aboriginal people. Doing the same with fossilised tracks is much the same skill, but with a whole new set of extraordinary revelations.

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2009.


SAT 09:00 I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, Again (b01r5495)
Bill Oddie celebrates the BBC radio comedy series that originated from the Cambridge University Footlights - I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again - with three hours of history and hysteria. With Humphrey Barclay. Featuring:

Clips of Cambridge Circus.

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again: Series 2 (5/9)

Singing dogs - and the tale of Martin Copperwick. Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. From November 1965.

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again: Series 6 (9/13)

Worries over Bill Oddie's singing voice - and Shakespeare's funny side. Starring John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden : Acting (adult) Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. From June 1968.

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again: Series 7 (13/13)

A look at love, sex and marriage - plus the tense climax to the hunt for the Time Trousers. Stars John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. From April 1969.

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again: 25th Anniversary Edition

The original cast of John Cleese, Tim Brook Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie reunite to celebrate 25 years of the programme. From December 1989

Producer: Nick St George

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2013


SAT 12:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0952zlk)
BBC National Short Story Award 2017

Murmur by Will Eaves

Will Eaves's story is a vividly narrated account of a man finding himself on the wrong side of conventional morality.

Read by Blake Ritson.

Shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2017 - Will expanded it as a novel and won the Wellcome Prize Award 2019.

Will Eaves was the Arts Editor of the Times Literary Supplement from 1995 to 2011. He teaches in the Writing Programme at the University of Warwick. He is the author of four novels: The Oversight (2001; shortlisted for the Whitbread - now Costa - First Novel Award), Nothing To Be Afraid Of (2005; shortlisted for the Encore Award), This Is Paradise (2012), and The Absent Therapist (2014; shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize); and two collections of poetry: Sound Houses (2011) and The Inevitable Gift Shop (2016; shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry).

The five stories in the BBC National Short Story Award 2017 reflected an energy and excitement about short fiction from a generation of the UK's most dynamic, contemporary writers.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2017.


SAT 12:30 Marriage Lines (b04krq1d)
Series 1

The Threshold

Young, newlyweds Kate and George Starling find themselves locked out of their new flat.

Starring Richard Briers as George and Prunella Scales as Kate.

Richard Waring’s sitcom based on the mutual love and mistrust of two newlyweds. Originating on BBC TV, it ran between 1963-65 and was adapted in two series for BBC radio due to its popularity.

George ...... Richard Briers
Kate ...... Prunella Scales
Nora ...... Heather Chasen
Peter ...... Geoffrey Matthews

With John Baddeley, Norma Ronald and Philip Guard.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1965.


SAT 13:00 The Country Girls (Omnibus) (m000838x)
Episode 2

Conclusion of Edna O’Brien’s frank, funny story of growing up in rural Ireland in the 50s.

Best friends Kate and Baba hate their school life as boarders at a convent, but the Christmas holidays offer welcome respite and a chance for Kate to rekindle her relationship with the much older, Mr Gentleman. Edna O'Brien's classic tale of coming of age in rural Ireland in the Fifties was banned on publication; it is a frank, funny and subversive portrayal of women's lives within a patriarchal and religious society.

Kate ..... Charlie Murphy
Baba ..... Aoibhinn McGinnity
Mr Gentleman ...... Paul Chahidi
Dada ..... David Ganly
Martha ..... Deirdre Mullins
Mr Brennan ..... Paul Hickey
Jack Holland ..... Jonjo O'Neill
Mrs Holland ..... Susan Jameson

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Directed by Sally Avens and Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2019.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m000838z)
Michael Sheen

Welsh actor Michael Sheen chooses O Superman by Laurie Anderson and A Design for Life by The Manic Street Preachers.


SAT 14:15 Frankly Speaking (b0790m7g)
Stanley Holloway

Actor and singer, Stanley Holloway OBE discusses his career with renowned journalist John Freeman (remembered for his Face to Face interviews) and theatre critic Philip Hope-Wallace.

Aged 70 when interviewed, Stanley looks back over his career so far. He's best remembered on the big screen for Brief Encounter, Passport To Pimlico, The Titfield Thunderbolt and The Lavender Hill Mob. But it was playing Eliza Doolittle's father Alfred the dustman in the original Broadway (1956) and London (1958) productions of 'My Fair Lady' that won him the 1964 film role which brought Stanley international fame.

Stanley Holloway was born in 1890 and died in 1982.

Launched in 1952 on the BBC Home Service, Frankly Speaking was a novel, ground breaking series. Unrehearsed and unscripted, the traditional interviewee/interviewer pairing was initially jettisoned for three interviewers firing direct questions. Early critics described it as 'unkempt', 'an inquisition' and described the guest as prey being cornered, quarry being pursued - with calls to axe the unscripted interview. But the format won out and eventually won over its detractors.

Unknown or very inexperienced broadcasters were employed as interviewers, notably John Betjeman, Malcolm Muggeridge and Penelope Mortimer. Only 40 or so of the original 100 programmes survive.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in July 1960.


SAT 14:45 15 Minute Drama (b09jc69k)
Holmes and Watford

I Think I Left the Gas On

For PC Sue Holmes policing is about keeping the peace, but PC Tina Watford yearns for excitement and she'll stop at nothing to ensure some action.

Today a teenager runs out of a shop. Surely he must have done something wrong?

Jon Canter's comedy about two policewoman crewing in a small village.

Sue Holmes ...... Jessica Ransom
Tina Watford ...... Susan Wokoma
Dwayne Campbell ...... Joivan Wade
Sheila Campbell ...... Ellie Darvill

Jon Canter is an award winning comedy writer. He won the Prix Europa for Boswell's Lives and an Audio Comedy award for 'Believe It'. He's written for Lenny Henry and is the author of several comic novels.

Jessica Ransom won a Children's BAFTA for her work on Horrible Histories and is best known for her role as Morwenna, the receptionist in Doc Martin.

Susan Wokoma is an award-winning actress best known for her work on Crazyhead and Chewing Gum.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2017.


SAT 15:00 World Book Club (m000838v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 15:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mj16h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:50 today]


SAT 16:00 Laurence Housman - Happy and Glorious (m000838r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Roger Deakin - The Garden (b00t0zm2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b08r41ft)
The Lost Stories: Leviathan

Episode 1

When the TARDIS materialises near a castle in a sinister medieval society, the Doctor and Peri befriend Gurth, a terrified youth who is attempting to flee the village....

An adventure originally written for the BBC's Doctor Who TV series but never made.

Colin Baker stars as the Sixth Doctor.

Peri ...... Nicola Bryant
Gurth ...... Howard Gossington
Herne the Hunter ...... John Banks
Althya ...... Beth Chalmers
Wulfric ...... Jamie Parker
Siward ...... Derek Carlyle

Written by Brian and Paul Finch

Director: Ben Bentley.

Made by Big Finish and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.


SAT 19:00 I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, Again (b01r5495)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 It's Jocelyn (b06vkjc0)
Series 1

Episode 3

Sketch comedy from Jocelyn Jee Esien. Includes Dionne Button MP, a power hungry traffic warden and a grumpy couple

Jocelyn vents her frustration at the world around her through sketches and stand-up.

Jocelyn Jee Esien 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 January 2016.


SAT 22:30 Revolting People (b008gc13)
Series 3

The God-Given Talent

Joshua enters a log-chopping contest and Cora discovers a gift for penning pornography.

Sitcom set just before the American War of Independence.

Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

McGurk ...... Andy Hamilton
Samuel ...... Jay Tarses
Captain Brimshaw ...... James Fleet
Mary ...... Jan Ravens
Joshua ...... Tony Maudsley
Ezekiel ...... Hugh Dennis
Cora ...... Penelope Nice

Other parts played by Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0008391)
Tony Hawks 1/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Angela Barnes chats to Tony Hawks… and not Tony ‘Hawk’.


SAT 23:00 Richard Herring's Objective (b017mt04)
Series 2

The Old School Tie

Richard Herring examines 'The Old School Tie' an object that has come to represent public school networks and contacts. Richard asks if it is acceptable to be prejudice against the posh?

Series in which Richard Herring pokes and prods a variety of controversial objects and sees if the controversy falls out. Through vox pops, interviews and stand up comedy Richard examines the objects' history, meaning and significance and challenges our assumed logic and stereotypes.

Can we reclaim these objects away from their unfortunate associations?

Written by and starring Richard Herring.

With Emma Kennedy and special guest Alexei Sayle.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 23:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b04n3388)
Series 1

Longevity

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 "Longevity". It's the big one - dear old Mr Death. Can we beat him? Since time began, his win/lose record has been around 190 billion/1 (that's accepting Jesus rose from the dead, and maybe allowing a few draws for people who've been cryonically frozen, etc). Much of the world seems to be obsessed with the task of trying to defy age' and deny the inevitable - but is there actually a case for not wanting to live too long, because the world starts to become too confusing and your place in it less and less secure?

Mark dishes up some examples of ways this is already happening to him. Key and Basden attempt to persuade Mark the true glory of life is in enjoying it, not drawing it out endlessly. Everyone asks the question - who really wants to live forever?

Producer: Lianne Coop

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



SUNDAY 01 SEPTEMBER 2019

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b08r41ft)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 The Country Girls (Omnibus) (m000838x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m000838z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Frankly Speaking (b0790m7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 15 Minute Drama (b09jc69k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 World Book Club (m000838v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mj16h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:50 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Laurence Housman - Happy and Glorious (m000838r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Roger Deakin - The Garden (b00t0zm2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Bindi Business (b08swdkq)
Series 2 (Omnibus)

Fresh from her first flush of success, Bindi takes on an exciting new business venture in property development.

Omnibus of series 2 of Tanika Gupta's comedy drama series about an eccentric 'olderpreneur's' adventures in business.

Bindi......... Meera Syal
Hema.......... Rina Fatania
Raj .......... Chris Nayak
Anu.......... Krupa Pattani
Marcus.......... Mark Strepan

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017


SUN 07:15 Mavis Gallant Stories (m00083j1)
The Colonel's Child

Edouard has fled from Paris to London to work for the Free French. There he meets Juliette.

The second of three interlinked stories set in 1940s Paris.

Canadian writer Mavis Gallant spent much of her life and career in France

Read by David Collins.

Producer: Elisabeth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


SUN 07:30 It's a Fair Cop (b0612hjl)
Series 2

Stop Search

Policeman turned comic Alfie Moore carries out a stop search and asks ‘Are the police institutionally racist?’

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 July 2015.


SUN 08:00 Whack-O! (b06cjj2l)
This Is Your Life

Scheming school Headmaster Jim needs the cost of an airfare from Australia.

Professor Jimmy Edwards submits a weekly school report

With special guest: Eamonn Andrews

June Whitfield as Matron
Roddy Maude-Roxby as Aubrey Potter
Frederick Treves as Alfred Tennyson
Roy Dotrice as O'Reilly
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 A Life of Bliss (m00083j3)
Battle of the Sexes

Feathers fly when bachelor David Bliss gets caught up in a row between his parents.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss starring George Cole.

David Bliss ...... George Cole
Anne Fellows ...... Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows ...... Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter ...... Sheila Sweet
'Psyche' the Dog ...... Percy Edwards
Mrs Bliss ...... Gladys Young
Mr Bliss ...... Carleton Hobbs

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films - destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1959.


SUN 09:00 My Name Is Why (Omnibus) (m00083j5)
Beginning with his early days in foster care - Lemn Sissay reads from his powerful memoir about growing up in Britain’s care system in the 70s and 80s, and the redemptive power of poetry.

Lemn Sissay is an award winning writer, the author of five poetry collections, and was the official poet for the 2012 Olympics. He was awarded an MBE for services to literature and has worked tirelessly in supporting children in care.

My Name is Why is his courageous account of a childhood spent in a foster family and followed by six years in the institutional care system. Interwoven with documents from his social work file, Lemn uncovers answers to questions that he has been asking since he left care aged 17. Truths are uncovered that reveal Lemn's story to be one of triumph over adversity.

Omnibus read by Lemn Sissay, Shaun Mason, Susan Jameson, Nahel Tzegai, Sean Baker and Katherine Press

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

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


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b05pntyv)
Diane and Paddy – Wedding or Camper Van?

Fi Glover introduces a couple who have been together for 20 years and have different ideas of the kind of wedding they want, but agree they’d like to get away from it all, in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04hvrq3)
Teachers

Baroness Haleh Afshar

From the Beatles to Edith Piaf. Baroness Haleh Afshar shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From December 2008.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m00083j7)
Series 9

Not for the Faint of Heart

True stories told live in the USA: Meg Bowles introduces stories of fear, from daily anxieties to moments of life-or-death terror.

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.

Featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, from the humorous to the heart-breaking.

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 June 2019.


SUN 11:50 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038l0d7)
The Croglin Grange Vampire

The strange story of a vampire in North-West England.

Priest and paranormal investigator Lionel Fanthorpe relates a story from the world of the strange and unexplained.

Producer: Paul Arnold

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2013.


SUN 12:00 Whack-O! (b06cjj2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 A Life of Bliss (m00083j3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Bindi Business (b08swdkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Mavis Gallant Stories (m00083j1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 The Offing (Omnibus) (m00083j9)
Episode 1

One summer following the Second World War, 16 year old Robert Appleyard sets out on foot from his Durham mining village, desperate to see something of the world before he goes down the pit. Acutely attuned to the rhythms and delights of the natural world, he sleeps rough and takes work where he can find it, until he meets Dulcie Piper, an eccentric older woman who lives in a ramshackle cottage looking out to sea.

Dulcie is everything Robert is not: wordly, cynical, knowledgeable about poetry and politics, a lover of fine food and drink, someone who has seen both the best and the worst of human nature in the chaos of war. Despite their utterly different backgrounds, the two form an unlikely friendship which has a profound effect on both their lives.

As an old man, Robert looks back on that summer that changed the direction his life was to take, and the woman who opened his eyes to life's possibilities.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts read by Kevin Whately

Benjamin Myers is an award-winning novelist, music journalist and landscape writer. His novel 'The Gallows Pole' received a Roger Deakin Award and won the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction; 'Beastings' won the Portico Prize for Literature; and 'Pig Iron' won the inaugural Gordon Burn Prize.

Kevin Whately is well known for his TV roles in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, and as Robert 'Robbie' Lewis in Inspector Morse and Lewis.

Abridger: Sian Preece
Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019


SUN 15:45 Beryl Reid in Conversation (m00083jd)
Classical Roles

The challenge of moving to the classical stage, performing with the RSC and at the National Theatre.

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 Peter Tinniswood (b08607fn)
Pen Pals

Fay, from Bristol, and Miami-based Beth have been pen pals since they were 11 years-old. Fay endlessly describes her life with her dentist husband and three children, whilst Beth boasts of her lovers and free-wheeling between San Francisco and Florida.

They never meet - until Beth announces that she's arriving at Gatwick Airport and won't be put off.

For some reason, Fay is terrified.

Starring Jane Lapotaire as Fay Fuller and Lorelei King as Beth Camacho.

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m00083jg)
Time For Verse - Carol Ann Duffy

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and chooses Time for Verse: Carol Ann Duffy (episodes 3 and 4). The former Poet Laureate is in conversation with George MacBeth.

Produced by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


SUN 17:30 It's a Fair Cop (b0612hjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Night Terrace (m00083jj)
Series 2

Full Steam

The house lands on a starship powered by steam, complete with clockwork-powered first mate!

There’s more than one mystery afoot…but Anastasia and new housemate Sue seem to have it all in hand, leaving Eddie feeling like a third wheel. Will he be any help in unravelling the secrets of the SSS Improbable?"

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne,

Jackie Woodburne .… Anastasia Black
Ben McKenzie .… Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott .… Sue Denholm
Andrew McClelland …. Captain Fitzroy
Amanda Buckley …. Aubrey
Dave Lamb … Aubrey
Ming-Zhu Hii …. Rosh
Richard Schipper …. Various
Graeme Callaghan …. Various
Brianna Williams …. Various
John Richards …. Various
David Ashton …. Various

Writer: Ben McKenzie

Music: David Ashtom

Producers: Ben McKenzie and John Richards.

A Splendid Chaps production.


SUN 18:30 The Man in Black (b017prn7)
Series 4

The Punt

Mark Gatiss introduces Christina Balit's tale of an ex-alcoholic on the run from more than just his AA buddy.

Jimmy ...... Ian Hogg
Derek ...... James Lailey
The Voice ...... Victoria Inez Hardy
Jak ...... Adjoa Andoh
The Priest ...... Adam Billington

More horrifying tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Director: Selina Ream

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


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m00083j7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038l0d7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 My Name Is Why (Omnibus) (m00083j5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b05pntyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04hvrq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 It's a Fair Cop (b0612hjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Sean Lock - 15 Storeys High (b09kct7r)
Series 1

Episode 5

A romantic neighbour and a group of aggressive children try to disturb Sean’s peace.

However much Sean tries to avoid the rest of the world, occasionally it will try to engage with him.

Starring Sean Lock, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Peter Serafinowicz, Martin Trenaman and Chris Pavlo.

Written by Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman.

Script Editor: Robert Fraser-Steele

Producer: Chris Neill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m00083jl)
Tony Hawks 2/3

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


SUN 23:00 The Harri-Parris' Radio Show (b066zl5x)
Series 1

West End Boys

Ifan plots to split Anni from Ben, roping her ex-boyfriends into a scheme at Rumourz.

Sitcom with songs by Llinos Mai about the latest goings on from West Wales' most dysfunctional farming family.

Starring Llinos Mai, Daniel Rochford, Rhys ap Trefor, Oli Wood and Rhian Morgan.

Producer: Mark Harrison

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in August 2015.


SUN 23:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00773md)
Series 1

Episode 4

A day in the life of a lock keeper and a return to Chingley Hall.

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 02 SEPTEMBER 2019

MON 00:00 Night Terrace (m00083jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 The Man in Black (b017prn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Bindi Business (b08swdkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Mavis Gallant Stories (m00083j1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Offing (Omnibus) (m00083j9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Beryl Reid in Conversation (m00083jd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Peter Tinniswood (b08607fn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m00083jg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 It's a Fair Cop (b0612hjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bjzvd7)
BBC National Short Story Award 2018

Kerry Andrew - To Belong To

Kerry Andrew's shortlisted story of a desperate man, unsure he can go on, revived by the hospitality of strangers. Read by Tobias Menzies.

The kindness of strangers and the meaning of home were key themes in the five shortlisted entries for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University..

The 2018 shortlist was unified by the individual power of each writer to convey both the private and the universal experience. Linking the personal and the political, the stories, often inspired by world events from Brexit, immigration to urban gentrification, draw out ideas of community and human connection. Each story is a powerful meditation on a world where displacement and loss seem to be overwhelming but where renewal and hope are infinite.

Producer: Simon Richardson


MON 06:30 Me, Putin and Judo (b00gdz17)
Former world judo champion Neil Adams visits Russia on a quest to meet fellow judo expert and Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin, hoping to gain some insight into how judo has influenced his character.

He speaks to Putin's childhood friend, the Duma member Vasily Shestakov, who co-wrote a book with Putin on the philosophy of judo. Neil also meets Putin's judo coach Anatoly Rakhlin and discovers how Russia are preparing for the next Olympics, especially now that judo has become so popular in the country as a result of Putin's example.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009


MON 07:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076b9h)
Series 2

Episode 3

Is it impossible for a woman to have a close male friend without her man getting jealous? The partners fight back.

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
Jenny ...... Mika Simmons
PJ ...... Brendan Burns

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m0007xpv)
Series 85

Episode 4

A second programme from this month's Edinburgh Fringe. Gyles Brandreth sits in for Nicholas Parsons with Paul Merton, Fred MacAulay, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Mark Watson.

Producer: Richard Morris
Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Sharpe
A BBC Studios Production


MON 08:00 Marriage Lines (b04ltgdg)
Series 1

Trial Separation

Will a night out with old friends get George in hot water with Kate?

Starring Richard Briers as George and Prunella Scales as Kate.

Richard Waring’s sitcom based on the mutual love and mistrust of two newlyweds. Originating on BBC TV, it ran between 1963-65 and was adapted in two series for BBC radio due to its popularity.

George ...... Richard Briers
Kate ...... Prunella Scales
John ...... David Morton
Miles ...... Rodney Diak
Ossie ...... David Graham

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1965.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b00q9gk2)
Series 2

Uninvited Guests

Calamity strikes when the Home Guard and ARP wardens share the church hall.

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, Arnold Ridley as Godfrey and Bill Pertwee as Hodges.

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 (b04yfssy)
Series 14

Episode 5

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. Lloyd Langford, Josh Widdicombe, Susan Calman and David O'Doherty are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as fakes, holes, cats and Marie Antoinette.

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 (b071khkx)
Taste

Can a 14th century Italian food taster protect his master, especially when he's invited to dine with the Borgias.

Candelli ...... Alex Jennings
Massemino ...... John Woodvine
The Pope ...... Charles Gray
Francesquina ...... Kate Duchêne
Cesare Borgia ...... Clive Mantle
Paolo ...... Glynn Edwards
Caterina ...... Caroline Leddy
Biagio ...... David Battley
Lucrezia Borgia ...... Janine Duvitski
The Priest ...... David King

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 January 1990.


MON 10:00 The Carlingford Chronicles (b00l60zl)
The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks

Lucilla's Revolution

Lucilla Marjoribanks, a large and determined girl, returns from school with one purpose in life - to be a comfort to her recently widowed father - and to avoid all proposals of marriage...

Margaret Oliphant's humorous novel dramatised in four parts by Elizabeth Proud.

Elizabeth Spriggs stars as Mrs Oliphant.

Lucilla Marjoribanks ...... Teresa Gallagher
Dr Marjoribanks ...... Roy Hanlon
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Barbara Lake ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Tom Marjoribanks ...... Nicholas Murchie
Mrs Nelly Woodburn ...... Elizabeth Proud
Colonel Chiley ...... Garard Green
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Mrs Chiley ...... Ann Windsor
Mrs Mortimer ...... Kate Binchy
Fanny ...... Siriol Jenkins
Edward ...... David Holt
The Rev Bury ...... John Fleming
Mrs Centum ...... Theresa Streatfield
Maria Brown ...... Melanie Hudson
Mr Holder ...... Eric Allan
Nancy ...... Joanna Wake

Music by Malcolm McKee.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m00083sp)
Series 5

Simple Solutions

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

Host Guy Raz explores how often the best solutions to complex problems are simple – but that doesn’t always mean they are easy.

In this hour, TED speakers describe the innovation and hard work that goes into achieving simplicity.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b06cjk8l)
Maxine Peake

Actress Maxine Peake chooses 'The Unicorn Song' by Brobdingnadian Bards and 'Alone Again Or' by Love.


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b04ltgdg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b00q9gk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bjzvd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Me, Putin and Judo (b00gdz17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m0stc)
Episode 1

Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway grows up on a beguiling Caribbean island where tensions escalate between her family and former slaves.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adjoa Andoh and Adam Godley.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


MON 14:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b067w3ph)
The 'It' Factor

Francine Stock attempts to pin down the alluring yet elusive quality of charisma

6.The "It" Factor
Sarah Bernhardt and the beginnings of celebrity charisma

In her day, the French actor Sarah Bernhardt was said to be the most famous woman in the world after Queen Victoria. The American scholar Edward Berenson helps Francine untangle the many strands of Bernhardt's appeal, from her beauty and energy on stage and screen, to her eccentricity (she was said to sleep in a coffin and keep wild animals as pets) and her later disability. Edward Berenson pin-points the moment when he believes Bernhard's celebrity was transformed into true charisma. And, as Bernhardt later appeared in the new art-form of film, Francine sets out on a path to explore the early movie stars who did - or, in many cases, did not - have the famed "It Factor".

With contributions from the illusionist Derren Brown and the Australian author of a study of charisma, Professor John Potts.

Reader: Simon Russell Beale
Producer: Beaty Rubens.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b04vdgq0)
The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth

Hail St Custards

Everyone's favourite anarchic skoolboy, Nigel Molesworth gives a guided tour of the complete and utter shambles that is St Custards, the finest educational establishment this side of Dotheboys Hall.

Imelda Staunton stars as Nigel Molesworth, the Curse of St Custards, in this fresh adaptation of the notorious Goriller of 3B's guide to skool life for tiny pupils and their parents.

Aided by best friend Peason and thwarted by everyone from Grabber the skool bully to Wandsworth the skool dog, Nigel Molesworth teaches us the ins and outs of skool life - including how to avoid lessens and how to build your own H-bomb.

Molesworth ...... Imelda Staunton
Peason ...... Sophie Thompson
Grabber ...... Jack Farthing
Prudence ...... Jessica Brown Findlay
Headmaster ...... Patrick Barlow
Radio Announcer ...... Lewis Macleod

Adapted by Patrick Barlow and George Poles from the books by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle, with additional material by Abigail Wilson.

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014. .


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b04sttd9)
Discontent and Its Civilizations

Episode 1

These timely 'dispatches from Lahore, New York and London' encompassing memoir, art and politics, collect the best essays of the award-winning author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid.

Hamid makes a compelling case for recognising our common humanity while relishing our diversity, for resisting the artificial mono-identities of religion or nationality or race, and for always judging a country or nation by how it treats its minorities as 'Each individual human being is, after all, a minority of one'.

In this first episode Hamid muses on his fractured youth, growing up in Lahore and California, and the creation of language, art and identity in different locations.

Read by Sanjeev Baskhar

Abridged by Eileen Horne
Producer: Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


MON 15:00 The Carlingford Chronicles (b00l60zl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b04yfssy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Senses (b071khkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076b9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m0007xpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007js5k)
Before the Screaming Begins

Episode 1

An invasion by aliens interrupts an idyllic wedding anniversary celebration for Tom Harris and his wife.

Before the Screaming Begins is the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy which continues with The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave.

Tom Harris ...... James Laurenson
Sally Harris ...... Jennifer Piercey
AP Smith ...... Donald Hewlett
Detective Sergeant Forbes ...... Robert Trotter
Catherine's Mother ...... Katherine Parr
Nurse ...... Maggie Ollerenshaw
Desk Sergeant ...... Peter Williams
Silkin ...... Peter Wickham
Alien Voice ...... Malcolm Gerard
Alien Controller ...... Manning Wilson

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday-Night Theatre production on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00f71gc)
Sukhdev Sandhu and Gavin Esler

Sue MacGregor and her guests - film critic and writer Sukhdev Sandhu and former Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler - discuss three favourite paperbacks by Daniel Mason, Arthur Koestler and Geoff Dyer.

'Darkness at Noon' by Arthur Koestler
Publisher: Vintage Classics

'Out of Sheer Rage' by Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Abacus

'The Piano Tuner' by Daniel Mason
Publisher: Picador

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2008.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b04ltgdg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b00q9gk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bjzvd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Me, Putin and Judo (b00gdz17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m00083sp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (b06cjk8l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m0007xpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Clare in the Community (b00j72sb)
Series 5

The 1864 Mining Disaster

Clare organises a charity benefit in a bid to keep the Family Centre open. The benefit will showcase the talents of her colleagues - and Ray's folk songs.

It's the end of the series for Clare in the Community and, possibly, the end of the Sparrowhawk Family Centre.

Sally Phillips plays social worker Clare Barker who has entered a caring profession so that she can sort out other peoples' problems rather than deal with her own.

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

Written By Harry Venning And David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (m00083qn)
Series 27

Episode 1

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Miles Jupp.


MON 23:45 Life on Egg (b087p3sm)
Series 1

Inspection

Harry Hill runs Britain's remotest prison, The Egg, along with his two assistants, Peter and Anne. But escape rates have gotten out of control and so the government has decided to send two inspectors to look things over.

Will Harry and his team survive their strenuous checks? Find out in "Life on Egg".

Harry ..... Harry Hill
Anne ..... Karen Bartke
Peter ..... Marek Larwood
Minister ..... Alison Belbin
Tim ..... Jason Forbes
Skulk ..... Jason Forbes
Jones ..... Dan Maier

Written by Dan Maier

Producer: Sam Michell

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in January 2017.



TUESDAY 03 SEPTEMBER 2019

TUE 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007js5k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00f71gc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bjzvd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Me, Putin and Judo (b00gdz17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m0stc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b067w3ph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b04vdgq0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b04sttd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 The Carlingford Chronicles (b00l60zl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b04yfssy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Senses (b071khkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076b9h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m0007xpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1f1h)
BBC National Short Story Award 2018

Sarah Hall - Sudden Traveller

Sarah Hall's shortlisted story of how profound loss is followed by new life and new love.

Read by Rebekah Staton.

The kindness of strangers and the meaning of home were key themes in the five shortlisted entries for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University.

The 2018 shortlist was unified by the individual power of each writer to convey both the private and the universal experience. Linking the personal and the political, the stories, often inspired by world events from Brexit, immigration to urban gentrification, draw out ideas of community and human connection. Each story is a powerful meditation on a world where displacement and loss seem to be overwhelming but where renewal and hope are infinite.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Producer: Elizabeth Allard


TUE 06:30 The Manchester Writers (b00tbck6)
John Harris explores the work of a group of authors who captured a northern social realism in the 1930s with writing that went on to shape the views of northern living for generations.

Walter Greenwood, Howard Spring and Louis Golding wrote about Greater Manchester at a time of severe economic depression and great poverty and their novels describe conditions that have resonances with our life today - cuts in welfare, increased unemployment and a coalition government.

Greenwood's 'Love on the Dole', Golding's 'Magnolia Street' and Spring's 'Fame is the Spur' depict a tough, working class life and although the three authors wrote from slightly different perspectives, they describe people enduring a grim, hard existence in an industrial landscape.

As the final parts of industrial Manchester and Salford are finally transformed by investment and modernisation, 'The Manchester Writers' visits the streets that inspired these authors and hears how their work has endured and influenced ideas of northern England.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2010.


TUE 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b00dwnch)
Series 4

Episode 1

A theatre awards ceremony sparks no end of subterfuge for event organiser Rosie and her team. All thanks to some hypersensitive theatrical characters...

Another assignment for Rosie Burns and the event management company, where the clients are only part of the problem...

Written by Simon Brett.

Rosie ..... Prunella Scales
Jo ..... Rebecca Callard
Bob ..... Duncan Preston
Tess ..... Annette Badland
Crosby Grantham ..... Timothy West
Stella Steele ..... Richenda Carey

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.


TUE 07:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m0007wwd)
Episode 1

Paul Sinha - comedian, lapsed GP, Chaser and genuinely the fourth best quizzer in the United Kingdom - returns to tell you about... well, everything.

Paul has already told you about history in the Rose d'Or-winning Paul Sinha's History Revision, as well as Britishness (Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test), Magna Carta (The Sinha Carta), the Olympics (The Sinha Games) and, most importantly, cricket (The Sinha Test). But as a competitive quizzer, Paul learns fascinating facts all the time. As a curious man, he then looks up the stories behind those facts and they often turn out to be even more fascinating. In Paul Sinha's General Studies, he shares these stories with you.

This week's show starts with a question about the city in which Paul recently got engaged, and takes you through the worlds of exploration, immigration and politics, ending with a quick quiz on facts about current MPs you may not be aware of. He also takes on the audience, as he challenges them to ask him questions for a change.

Written and performed by Paul Sinha
Produced by Ed Morrish

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 08:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00hmb64)
Episode 3

Mystery in a spoof of smooth sleuth Paul Temple - and wires get crossed on the telephone.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady, Pauline Yates and Ann Beach. Pianist: Gordon Langford.

Written by Arnold Brown, Donald Churchill, Peter Spence, Don Currell and Andy Kelvin, John Graham, Charles Griffin, JG Sacks, Myles Rudge and Ted Dicks, and Gerald Wiley.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1972.


TUE 08:30 Beyond Our Ken (m00083qj)
Series 3

Episode 4

Kenneth Horne gets arty and Hornerama looks at public transport.

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

Written by Eric Merriman and Barry Took

The precursor to ‘Round The Horne’ – series 3 has been fully restored using both home and overseas (BBC Transcription Service) recordings.

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.

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

Incidental music by Edwin Braden.

Announcer: Douglas Smith

Producer: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1960.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (m00083qn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Life on Egg (b087p3sm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 The Carlingford Chronicles (b00l6gdv)
The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks

Skirmishes

Lucilla's "Thursday" has been a success, but Mr Cavendish is showing an interest in Barbara Lake and that is not part of her plan. Neither is the arrival of Archdeacon Beverley.

Margaret Oliphant's humorous novel dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.

Elizabeth Spriggs stars as Mrs Oliphant.

Lucilla Marjoribanks ...... Teresa Gallagher
Dr Marjoribanks ...... Roy Hanlon
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Barbara Lake ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Mrs Nelly Woodburn ...... Elizabeth Proud
Colonel Chiley ...... Garard Green
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Mrs Chiley ...... Ann Windsor
Mrs Mortimer ...... Kate Binchy
Lydia Brown ...... Siriol Jenkins
Edward ...... David Holt
Mrs Centum ...... Theresa Streatfield
Maria Brown ...... Melanie Hudson
Mr Lake ...... Eric Allan
Rosie Lake ...... Joanna Myers
Mr Woodburn ...... Christopher Scott
Archdeacon Beverley ...... Paul Daneman
Mr Centum ...... Peter Penry-Jones
Lady Richmond ...... Jill Graham

Music by Malcolm McKee.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


TUE 11:00 David Goodland - Badger's Snatch (b08vkfq1)
Cotswolds-based poet Milton Farleigh is driven to distraction when badgers destroy his sweetcorn patch.

Terry Molloy reads David Goodland's short story,

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1996.


TUE 11:15 Drama (b04kf603)
The Golden Record

The Golden Record was one of two phonograph records on the Voyager spacecraft, containing sounds and images of Earth's life and culture - a cosmic message in a bottle to outer space. It was created by a team lead by Carl Sagan, and there is a real love story behind the science.

Carl Sagan was an author, astronomer and sceptic who popularised science. In 1977 he was tasked, with his colleague Ann Druyan, writer, activist and academic, with creating a 'golden record', a compilation of sounds and images to be launched into space. This disc would represent life on Earth, a greeting to worlds light-years away.

Sagan and Druyan raced against time to perfect 'the ultimate mix-tape', and fell in love. It was not straightforward – Sagan was already married. However, in one phone call, they agreed that whatever lay ahead, they needed to be together.

They were together until Sagan's death in 1996. In 2012, the Voyager spacecraft left our solar system forever.

Written by Duncan MacMillan and Effie Woods.

Carl Sagan ..... Kerry Shale
Ann Druyan ..... Nancy Crane
Linda Sagan ..... Clare Cage
John Casani ..... Mathew Gravelle
Tim ..... Chris Jack

Director ..... Polly Thomas
Sound designer ..... Cathy Robinson

A BBC Cymru/Wales production or BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in October 2014.


TUE 12:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00hmb64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (m00083qj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1f1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Manchester Writers (b00tbck6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m0wn8)
Episode 2

The mother of Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway marries an Englishman in Spanish Town, Jamaica.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


TUE 14:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b067x3w7)
The Best to You Each Morning

Francine Stock attempts to pin down the alluring yet elusive quality of charisma.

7.The Best To You Each Morning
Self-made American charismatic leaders - from W.K Kellogg and Henry Ford to Apple's Steve Jobs and Viacom's Sumner Restone.

A religious upbringing, a great idea and an exceptional ability to read the desires of the American people are just three of the shared characteristics of the early 20th century self-made men who feature in this programme. Collectively, they have set an influential template for charismatic business leaders to this day.

Francine Stock hears from the business journalist and broadcaster Peter Day about his personal - and not altogether complimentary - impressions of Steve Jobs and his extraordinary "force field" of attention. She draws a somewhat surprising profile of the self-made mogul - for whom conquering death itself seems to have become the longed-for ultimate charismatic act.

Producer; Beaty Rubens.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b04vdy14)
The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth

A Tour of the Cages

Molesworth and his friend Peason explain the different types of masters and how best to deal with them.

Imelda Staunton stars as Nigel Molesworth, the Curse of St Custards, in this fresh adaptation of the notorious Goriller of 3B's guide to skool life for tiny pupils and their parents.

Aided by best friend Peason and thwarted by everyone from Grabber the skool bully to Wandsworth the skool dog, Nigel Molesworth teaches us the ins and outs of skool life - including how to avoid lessens and how to build your own H-bomb.

Molesworth ...... Imelda Staunton
Peason ...... Sophie Thompson
Grabber ...... Jack Farthing
Prudence ...... Jessica Brown Findlay
Mr Metcalf-Walker ...... Lewis Macleod

Adapted by Patrick Barlow and George Poles from the books by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle, with additional material by Abigail Wilson.

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b04t6wrg)
Discontent and Its Civilizations

Episode 2

Peripatetic author Hamid relocates to London to pursue his career and eventually finds love in the city with his wife and baby daughter. But Lahore, city of his birth, is calling...

These timely 'dispatches from Lahore, New York and London' encompassing memoir, art and politics, collect the best essays of the award-winning author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid.

Hamid makes a compelling case for recognising our common humanity while relishing our diversity, for resisting the artificial mono-identities of religion or nationality or race, and for always judging a country or nation by how it treats its minorities as 'Each individual human being is, after all, a minority of one'.

Read by Sanjeev Baskhar

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Producer: Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


TUE 15:00 The Carlingford Chronicles (b00l6gdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Act Your Age (b00qcj8m)
Series 2

Episode 3

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, Ed Byrne and Johnnie Casson are joined by Jared Christmas, Mark Watson and Eddie Large.

Producers: Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


TUE 16:30 The Sit Crom (b00mf205)
The Wasps' Nest

The search for enemies leads to love triumphing over fire.

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 Margolyes
Father Francis ...... Nickolas Grace
Slow Ned ...... Chris Emmett
Gazebo Fogg ...... Jack Klaff
Posthumous ...... Nicky Henson
Counter Tenor ...... Peter Hayward
Captain Arise Higgs ...... Alun Armstrong

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1990.


TUE 17:00 Smelling of Roses (b00dwnch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m0007wwd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007js5w)
Before the Screaming Begins

Episode 2

The startling new mental powers of Tom Harris sparks the interest of authorities...

Before the Screaming Begins is the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy which continues with The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave.

Tom Harris ...... James Laurenson
Sally Harris ...... Jennifer Piercey
Prime Minister ...... Patrick Troughton
AP Smith ...... Donald Hewlett
Detective Sergeant Forbes ...... Robert Trotter
MP ...... Peter Williams
Silkin ...... Peter Wickham
Alien Voice ...... Malcolm Gerard
Alien Controller ...... Manning Wilson

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday-Night Theatre production on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


TUE 18:30 Musical Genes (b00dsl3m)
Series 1

Rosanne Cash

Tom Morton meets the daughter of country legend Johnny Cash.

Series searching for the true story behind some of our best loved musicians.

Producer: Deirdre Waldie

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in October 2008.


TUE 19:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00hmb64)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (m00083qj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1f1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Manchester Writers (b00tbck6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 David Goodland - Badger's Snatch (b08vkfq1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Drama (b04kf603)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m0007wwd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b04svfsc)
Series 2

The Separatists

When the lights from a new zebra crossing outside Tom's parent's house causes insomnia in the Wrigglesworth household, Tom's dad is forced to take matters into his own hands and cause a fuss. Not perhaps in the way everyone else would though...

Meanwhile, Tom is down in London preparing himself for a visit from the bailiffs.

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 (m00083qw)
Tony Hawks 3/3

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


TUE 23:00 Vent (b00tx4tb)
Series 2

Wednesday Morning 3am

A journey through the thoughts and feelings of every character in turn at the darkest hour of the night.

Dark sitcom following the thoughts of comatose patient Ben 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 and Mark Perry.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


TUE 23:30 Weak at the Top (b00tjnmq)
Series 2

Values

Marketing maestro John Weak tries to solve the meeting room crisis with some challenging seduction...

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

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

Hayley ...... Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill Peters ...... Ron Cook
Tim ...... Ewan Bailey
Giles ...... Stephen Critchlow
Sam ...... Adjoa Andoh

Music: David Pickvance

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.



WEDNESDAY 04 SEPTEMBER 2019

WED 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007js5w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Musical Genes (b00dsl3m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1f1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Manchester Writers (b00tbck6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m0wn8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b067x3w7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b04vdy14)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b04t6wrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 The Carlingford Chronicles (b00l6gdv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Act Your Age (b00qcj8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Sit Crom (b00mf205)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Smelling of Roses (b00dwnch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m0007wwd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1lls)
BBC National Short Story Award 2018

Kiare Ladner - Van Rensburg's Card

Kiare Ladner's shortlisted story of how a simple note brings solace and the prospect of new hope.

Read by Carolyn Pickles.

The kindness of strangers and the meaning of home were key themes in the five shortlisted entries for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University.

The 2018 shortlist was unified by the individual power of each writer to convey both the private and the universal experience. Linking the personal and the political, the stories, often inspired by world events from Brexit, immigration to urban gentrification, draw out ideas of community and human connection. Each story is a powerful meditation on a world where displacement and loss seem to be overwhelming but where renewal and hope are infinite.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Producer: Elizabeth Allard


WED 06:30 Blind Man Roams the Globe (b03bps1p)
Episode 1 - San Francisco

Peter White's job as a BBC broadcaster has already taken him to many places. At first he thought that he was missing out on not being able to see the standard tourist monuments, but when he travels now he has an arsenal of strategies to get to know a place. He listens to local radio, he takes in the sounds of restaurants, travel systems and the voices of the locals. He also meets other blind people and uses their experiences of an area to understand it better and to appreciate the aural clues which help guide them.

It was a wish to try to explain and share what it was that could make travelling come alive for a totally blind person, unable to see from birth, that gave rise to the series. In these programmes Peter hopes to build on its growing reputation and its unique take on the world's cities He begins by visiting San Francisco, where he uses aural clues to sample typical West Coast life - including trips to an Oakland baseball game, the Golden Gate park and the beach.

As Peter says: 'the fact is, sightseeing and I were never going to see eye to eye. The tragedy is that over the years, people have tried so hard to make it work. Specially recorded tapes for blind people, rails to follow so that you can go round unaided, a huge revolution in what you're allowed to touch.

'The plain fact is, though, that however good the intentions, touch is not sight - and once you've run your hands over one piece of ancient stone, one stuccoed wall, one marble floor, well, you've touched them all.

The problem with touch really is that the hand is too small. You can only touch one little bit at a time.

'There's too much missing; a sense of size, colour, perspective, visual contrast. With the best will in the world, you are playing at being able to see, and for me, that kind of self-deception has never cut any ice.

This, nevertheless, does not mean that travelling, visiting and poking about in other people's cultures cannot be enormous fun for a blind person. It's just that I think you have to be honest about what is fun, and what isn't.'

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2013.


WED 07:00 The World As We Know It (b00fnrkf)
Around the World in 80 Hours

It's Bank Holiday weekend and Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail see no reason to end their usual habits just because the world has ended.

So they do what they usually do and go away on holiday. But with the choice of anywhere in the world, where will they go?

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

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

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1999.


WED 07:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m0007wfj)
Series 2

Episode 5

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 Samantha Spiro and Susan Calman.

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 (b007jygy)
The Boxing Champion

When the lad hits the gym, he knocks down a prize boxer completely by chance - which gives Sid an idea...

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Kenneth Williams and Paul Carpenter.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1954.


WED 08:30 Listen to Les (b00c02dg)
From 22/6/1975

Les Dawson presents a duck appeal, Cissie and Ada talk mothers - plus his legendary 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 June 1975.


WED 09:00 The Rest is History (b04vk0c1)
Series 1

Episode 3

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 John Lloyd, Katy Brand 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 (b007k3y6)
Series 3

Mixed Fortunes

Rabbi Abraham pulls off a coup - Rabbi Su isn't so lucky.

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
Su’s Mum ...... Sheila Steafel
Demelza ...... Julie Mayhew
Plumber ...... Nick Stringer

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.


WED 10:00 The Carlingford Chronicles (b00l6l5l)
The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks

Lucilla's Luck

Mrs Mortimer is surrounded by a mystery which Lucilla can't unravel. Archdeacon Beverley seems to be involved but who else? Lucilla is determined to give advice, but Mr Cavendish may not want to hear it...

Margaret Oliphant's humorous novel dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.

Starring Elizabeth Spriggs as Mrs Oliphant.

Lucilla Marjoribanks ...... Teresa Gallagher
Dr Marjoribanks ...... Roy Hanlon
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Barbara Lake ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Mrs Nelly Woodburn ...... Elizabeth Proud
Colonel Chiley ...... Garard Green
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Mrs Chiley ...... Ann Windsor
Mrs Mortimer ...... Kate Binchy
Edward ...... David Holt
Mrs Centum ...... Theresa Streatfield
Mr Lake ...... Eric Allan
Rosie Lake ...... Joanna Myers
Mr Woodburn ...... Christopher Scott
Archdeacon Beverley ...... Paul Daneman
Tom Marjoribanks ...... Nicholas Murchie
General Travers ...... John Webb

Music by Malcolm McKee.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


WED 11:00 Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family (m00083sk)
3. Kids! Who'd 'ave 'em?

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.

‘Old Dog And Partridge’

Nineties comedy about a landlord who runs a pub with his, until recently, estranged daughter. In this episode old chum Ralph arrives with his trophy wife.

‘Not In Front of the Children’

Family sitcom starring Wendy Craig

Produced by Stephen Garner.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2015.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jygy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Listen to Les (b00c02dg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1lls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Blind Man Roams the Globe (b03bps1p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m0zyv)
Episode 3

Having lost her brother and separated from her mother, Creole heiress Antoinette is sent away to school.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


WED 14:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b0680gv1)
Hitler's Library

Francine Stock attempts to pin down the alluring yet elusive quality of charisma

8.Hitler's Library

The historical ideas that influenced the Third Reich, and how the horrors of Hitler's so-called "dark charisma" have affected European attitudes to political charisma ever since.

Francine Stock's starting point are the books in Hitler's library and the ideas which he drew from them. She talks with Professor John Adair from the UN about the influential "Great Man" theory of the Victorian writer Thomas Carlyle; and with Professor Michael Kenny from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary, University of London, about the writings of the German sociologist, Max Weber, who died in 1920 but whose key work on charisma would have been known to Hitler.

Francine moves on to consider how the atrocities of the Hitler years have created a suspicion of charismatic political leadership across Europe to this day - as witnessed, perhaps, in Angela Merkel's "drab charisma", or the ambivalence of the British electorate towards Tony Blair.

With the help of writer and broadcaster Abdel Bari Atwan, author of an important new book on the "Digital Caliphate" of the so-called Islamic State, Francine wonders whether the dark charismatic power of an individual leader such as Hitler is now being replaced by a more diffuse but equally sinister online presence.

Reader: Simon Russell Beale

Producer: Beaty Rubens.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b04vf6z5)
The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth

Lessens and How to Avoyd Them

Molesworth's efforts to explain the best way to bunk off class are thwarted by the fact all the masters seem to have disappeared.

Can he and Peason find the missing teachers in time to avoyd their lessens?

Imelda Staunton stars as Nigel Molesworth, the Curse of St Custards, in this fresh adaptation of the notorious Goriller of 3B's guide to skool life for tiny pupils and their parents.

Aided by best friend Peason and thwarted by everyone from Grabber the skool bully to Wandsworth the skool dog, Nigel Molesworth teaches us the ins and outs of skool life - including how to avoid lessens and how to build your own H-bomb.

Molesworth ...... Imelda Staunton
Peason ...... Sophie Thompson
Grabber ...... Jack Farthing
Prudence ...... Jessica Brown Findlay
Headmaster ...... Patrick Barlow
Latin Master ...... Lewis Macleod

Adapted by Patrick Barlow and George Poles from the books by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle, with additional material by Abigail Wilson.

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b04t6xcz)
Discontent and Its Civilizations

Episode 3

Back in Lahore, rising young author Mohsin Hamid gets to grip with the writer's solitary life, and, inspired by writers he loves, develops both his craft as a writer - and his fitness.

These timely 'dispatches from Lahore, New York and London' encompassing memoir, art and politics, collect the best essays of the award-winning author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid.

Hamid makes a compelling case for recognising our common humanity while relishing our diversity, for resisting the artificial mono-identities of religion or nationality or race, and for always judging a country or nation by how it treats its minorities as 'Each individual human being is, after all, a minority of one'.

Read by Sanjeev Baskhar

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Producer: Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


WED 15:00 The Carlingford Chronicles (b00l6l5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Rest is History (b04vk0c1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k3y6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The World As We Know It (b00fnrkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m0007wfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Wally K Daly (b007js66)
Before the Screaming Begins

Episode 3

The sinister intentions of the alien invaders are finally revealed. Can the Earth fight back?

Conclusion of Before the Screaming Begins - the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy which continues with The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave.

Tom Harris ...... James Laurenson
Sally Harris ...... Jennifer Piercey
Prime Minister ...... Patrick Troughton
AP Smith ...... Donald Hewlett
Detective Sergeant Forbes ...... Robert Trotter
Prime Minister's Wife ...... Katherine Parr
MP ...... Peter Williams
Brosteaux ...... Nigel Graham
Corporal Wilkes ...... Geoffrey Leesley,
Corporal Johnson ...... Eric Allen
Cabinet Minister ...... Maggie Ollerenshaw
Silkin ...... Peter Wickham
Alien Voice ...... Malcolm Gerard
Alien Controller ...... Manning Wilson

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday-Night Theatre production on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b01bw9yq)
Series 4

Pam Ayres

Poet Pam Ayres looks back at her life and times, with childhood memories and comical rhymes.

Series showcasing the reminiscences 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 (b007jygy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Listen to Les (b00c02dg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1lls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Blind Man Roams the Globe (b03bps1p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family (m00083sk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m0007wfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b00gf8pp)
Series 2

Edinburgh

Adam Bloom has taken a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival over many years.

This is a retrospective of his time performing in Scotland's capital city.

With Alistair McGowan.

Written by Adam Bloom.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


WED 22:45 Sounding Off with McGough (b007k44n)
Episode 2

Roger McGough's poetic reflections on the inhabitants of the world.

With the accompaniment of long-time musical collaborator Andy Roberts.

Recorded in Bath.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


WED 23:00 Boswell's Lives (b076bc7j)
Series 2

Boswell's Life of Bennett

Boswell attempts to locate the cream cracker under the settee of Mr Alan Bennett.

Jon Canter’s sitcom sees James Boswell, Dr Johnson's celebrated biographer, pursue other legends to immortalise.

James Boswell ..... Miles Jupp
Alan Bennett ..... Alistair McGowan

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2016.


WED 23:30 The Mark Steel Revolution (b00fz849)
The American Civil War

Radical comic Mark Steele asks if the battling was part of a 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 05 SEPTEMBER 2019

THU 00:00 Wally K Daly (b007js66)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b01bw9yq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1lls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Blind Man Roams the Globe (b03bps1p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m0zyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b0680gv1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b04vf6z5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b04t6xcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 The Carlingford Chronicles (b00l6l5l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Rest is History (b04vk0c1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k3y6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The World As We Know It (b00fnrkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m0007wfj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1vb0)
BBC National Short Story Award 2018

The Minutes by Nell Stevens

Nell Stevens' shortlisted story in which art and activism come together and things aren’t quite what they seem.

Read by Tuppence Middleton.

The kindness of strangers and the meaning of home were key themes in the five shortlisted entries for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University.

The 2018 shortlist was unified by the individual power of each writer to convey both the private and the universal experience. Linking the personal and the political, the stories, often inspired by world events from Brexit, immigration to urban gentrification, draw out ideas of community and human connection. Each story is a powerful meditation on a world where displacement and loss seem to be overwhelming but where renewal and hope are infinite.

Abridged by Rowan Routh

Producer: Simon Richardson


THU 06:30 Blind Man Roams the Globe (b03c240x)
Episode 2 - Budapest

Peter's job as a broadcaster has already taken him to many places. At first he thought that he was missing out on not being able to see the standard tourist monuments, but when he travels now he has an arsenal of strategies to get to know a place. He listens to local radio, he takes in the sounds of restaurants, travel systems and the voices of the locals. He also meets other blind people and uses their experiences of an area to understand it better and to appreciate the aural clues which help guide them.

It was a wish to try to explain and share what it was that could make travelling come alive for a totally blind person, unable to see from birth, that gave rise to the series. In these programmes Peter hopes to build on its growing reputation and its unique take on the world's cities.

As Peter says: 'the fact is, sightseeing and I were never going to see eye to eye. The tragedy is that over the years, people have tried so hard to make it work. Specially recorded tapes for blind people, rails to follow so that you can go round unaided, a huge revolution in what you're allowed to touch.

'The plain fact is, though, that however good the intentions, touch is not sight - and once you've run your hands over one piece of ancient stone, one stuccoed wall, one marble floor, well, you've touched them all.

The problem with touch really is that the hand is too small. You can only touch one little bit at a time.

'There's too much missing; a sense of size, colour, perspective, visual contrast. With the best will in the world, you are playing at being able to see, and for me, that kind of self-deception has never cut any ice.

This, nevertheless, does not mean that travelling, visiting and poking about in other people's cultures cannot be enormous fun for a blind person. It's just that I think you have to be honest about what is fun, and what isn't.'

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2013.


THU 07:00 Double Science (b013qzgj)
Bonfire Night

Awesome fireworks are promised, but Colin and Kenneth's party doesn't go to plan.

The turmoil continues at Forresters Sixth Form College.

Written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.

With Rebecca Front, Raza Jaffrey, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Alex MacQueen.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.


THU 07:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (m0007x5r)
Summer Extra Special 2019

Recorded earlier this month at the Edinburgh Fringe, Tim Vine and the Great British Public are the stars.

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production


THU 08:00 Brothers in Law (b0599zby)
Series 1

Reasonable Doubt

Can rookie barrister Roger Thursby cope with his first case using a jury?

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

With guest star Peter Jones as Daniel Wright.

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 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00f40lw)
Series 1

Episode 1

Quick-fire sketches, terrible puns, humorous songs plus TV and cinema parodies in the debut show.

Written and performed by Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, Bill Oddie and Anthony Buffery.

Originating from the Cambridge University Footlights revue 'Cambridge Circus', ISIRTA ran for 8 years on BBC Radio and quickly developed a cult following.

Bill, Graeme and Tim went on to become BBC TV's The Goodies and John Cleese helped found Monty Python's Flying Circus. David Hatch went on to be a producer, Controller and then Managing Director of BBC Radio. Jo Kendall later featured in The Burkiss Way.

Songs by Bill Oddie and Hugh Macdonald.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in April 1964.


THU 09:00 The Motion Show (m000833t)
Series 5

Episode 6

From banning political spin to believing in DIY.

Graeme Garden hosts the comedy debating show.

With Sir Bernard Ingham, Hattie Hayridge, Steve Punt and Arthur Smith.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2002.


THU 09:30 Bristow (b007tdnn)
Series 3

Of Moles and Men

The office rebel returns with some inside information which must surely lead to promotion.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

Bristow ...... Michael Williams
Jones ...... Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy ...... Dora Bryan
Hewitt ...... Owen Brenman
Gert ...... Liz Frazer
Daisy ...... Joan Sims
Fred Stokes ...... David Battley
Miss Glockling ...... Carol Starks
Teacher Jane Booker
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Fudge ...... Jon Glover

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.


THU 10:00 The Carlingford Chronicles (b00l74dw)
The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks

The Battle Lost and Won

Ten years have passed and Lucilla worries that she might have "gone off".

When the MP for Carlingford dies, it seems that the two contenders, Mr Ashburton and Mr Cavendish are not of that opinion.

Conclusion of Margaret Oliphant's humorous novel starring Elizabeth Spriggs as Mrs Oliphant.

Lucilla Marjoribanks ...... Teresa Gallagher
Dr Marjoribanks ...... Roy Hanlon
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Barbara Lake ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Mrs Nelly Woodburn ...... Elizabeth Proud
Colonel Chiley ...... Garard Green
Mr Cavendish ...... Keith Drinkel
Mrs Chiley ...... Ann Windsor
Edward ...... David Holt
Mrs Centum ...... Theresa Streatfield
Mr Holden ...... Eric Allan
Rosie Lake ...... Joanna Myers
Mr Ashburton ...... Christopher Scott
Tom Marjoribanks ...... Nicholas Murchie
Mr Black ...... John Webb
Maria Brown ...... Melanie Hudson
Mr Centrum ...... Peter Penry-Jones
Lady Richmond ...... Jill Graham
Nancy ...... Joanna Wake
Mr Bury ...... John Fleming
Major Brown ...... Jonathan Adams

Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud.

Music by Malcolm McKee.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


THU 11:00 A Pocketful of Rye (b0638p8n)
Marsh Fever

A beautiful tale of a young girl who has been badly treated in the past and the result of that treatment is lying sick before her.

Believing that she has the secret to his recovery she decides it is time to make a claim on what is rightfully hers.

The final story in a series of three set in and around Rye in East Sussex.

Written by Alison Fisher and read by Teresa Gallagher.

Producer: Celia de Wolff

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


THU 11:15 Israel Horovitz - Free Gift (m000833y)
An Englishwoman in New York was presented with the most wonderful free gift when a child was left on her doorstep.

After a legal struggle to adopt the African-American child and then raising him, she lives in fear that he might be taken away.

Sony Award-winning playwright Israel Horovitz's touching drama

Roselle …. Maureen Lipman
Heather …. Sophie Okonedo
Max …. Daniel Anthony

Pianist: Leon Michener

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2001.


THU 12:00 Brothers in Law (b0599zby)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00f40lw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1vb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Blind Man Roams the Globe (b03c240x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m19dh)
Episode 4

Rochester, newly arrived from England, marries Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway and they escape to an estate in Dominica.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


THU 14:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b0680lxz)
The Nelson Effect

Francine Stock attempts to pin down the alluring yet elusive quality of charisma
9.The Nelson Effect
The charisma of humility and service in Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama

Throughout the series, Francine Stock has been fascinated to learn that charisma is an amoral quality - value-free, neither positive nor negative in itself, with the potential to do good or harm depending on those who harness it. In the previous episode, she considered the appalling impact of Hitler's "dark charisma".

She now turns to two 21st century individuals who have used their charisma to serve their people: Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.

Francine talks with Moeletsi Mbeki, Deputy Chairman of the South African Institute of International Affairs, who knew Nelson Mandela well and who anatomises his particularly powerful type of charisma. And she hears from Jas Elsner, who has worked closely with the Dalai Lama, and who explains how his religious upbringing and belief underpin his charisma.

In an era in which the casual use of the term charisma has proliferated, Professor John Potts - who recently came across an advertisement for a "charismatic sandwich" (one in which the lettuce was particularly crisp) - discusses the importance of authenticity in the truly charismatic.

Producer: Beaty Rubens.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b04vfczr)
The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth

Wizz for Atomms

Tired of masters skipping lessens to visit the new under-matron, Prudence, the Headmaster has banned everyone in school from visiting the infirmary.

But Grabber, the skool bully, has fallen for her and orders Molesworth to help him out.

Imelda Staunton stars as Nigel Molesworth, the Curse of St Custards, in this fresh adaptation of the notorious Goriller of 3B's guide to skool life for tiny pupils and their parents.

Aided by best friend Peason and thwarted by everyone from Grabber the skool bully to Wandsworth the skool dog, Nigel Molesworth teaches us the ins and outs of skool life - including how to avoid lessens and how to build your own H-bomb.

Molesworth ...... Imelda Staunton
Peason ...... Sophie Thompson
Grabber ...... Jack Farthing
Headmaster ...... Patrick Barlow
Radio Announcer ...... Lewis Macleod

Adapted by Patrick Barlow and George Poles from the books by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle, with additional material by Abigail Wilson.

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b04t6xtm)
Discontent and Its Civilizations

Episode 4

Hamid recounts his experience of Islamaphobia both pre and post 9-11, and considers the fearsome consequences of terrorism and the death of Bin Laden on his country.

These timely 'dispatches from Lahore, New York and London' encompassing memoir, art and politics, collect the best essays of the award-winning author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid.

Hamid makes a compelling case for recognising our common humanity while relishing our diversity, for resisting the artificial mono-identities of religion or nationality or race, and for always judging a country or nation by how it treats its minorities as 'Each individual human being is, after all, a minority of one'.

Read by Sanjeev Baskhar

Abridged by Eileen Horne
Producer: Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


THU 15:00 The Carlingford Chronicles (b00l74dw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Motion Show (m000833t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Bristow (b007tdnn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Double Science (b013qzgj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (m0007x5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Fear on 4 (m0008340)
The Hairy Hand of Dartmoor

Alcohol, anger, infidelity and stories of Dartmoor witches are the ingredients in a cocktail party that goes awry for Geoffrey.

Tales of horror and suspense.

Written by Michael McStay.

Geoffrey ...... Struan Rodger
Abigail ...... Angela Pleasence
Kate ...... Emily Richard
Henry ...... Jonathan Oliver
Peter ...... Timothy Carlton
Susan ...... Ludmilla Vuli.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b0383yt5)
Series 31

Gabriel Gbadamosi on Fela Kuti

Poet, playwright, and critic Gabriel Gbadamosi chooses as his Great Life the political maverick and inventor of Afrobeat, musician Fela Kuti, and tells Matthew Parris why his work deserves to be better known.

Whether withstanding ferocious beatings from the Nigerian police, insulting his audiences, or demanding a million pounds in cash upfront from Motown records, his strength and stubbornness were legendary, and his gift for controversy unmatched.

Fela had more than 25 wives, some of whom he beat, and was President of his own self proclaimed Republic. He smoked dope and was the scourge of the rulers of a corrupt Nigerian state and was acclaimed as having the best live band on earth.

Gabriel Gbadamosi is joined by Stephen Chan, professor of International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, to discuss the musical and political life of this outspoken force of nature.

Presenter: Matthew Parris

Producer: Melvin Rickarby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


THU 19:00 Brothers in Law (b0599zby)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00f40lw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1vb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Blind Man Roams the Globe (b03c240x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 A Pocketful of Rye (b0638p8n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Israel Horovitz - Free Gift (m000833y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (m0007x5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music (b007k0lk)
Series 1

Manufactured Bands

Mitch is still trying to prove he's the best musical satirist in the world (or at the very least on Radio 4). After all, you can't manufacture greatness. Not with the current cloning regulations anyway.

But Mitch's nemesis, satirical stalwart Richard Stilgoe, is about to strike back. Has Robin Ince gone over to the dark side?

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

Special guest: Richard Stilgoe.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2004.


THU 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k4j3)
Series 2

The Coach Trip

The Museum's annual away day heads to a medieval fayre in Chaversham.

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

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2005.


THU 23:30 Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World (b007v2y5)
Series 2

The Future

What is the future and why is it kept hidden from us? - when if we knew what it was we’d at least know if we needed to take a change of pants?

Series two of the cult comedy that answers the questions which leave other shows scratching their beards.

Starring Stewart Lee and Richard Herring.

With Rebecca Front, Armando Iannucci and the voice of Tom Baker.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1993.



FRIDAY 06 SEPTEMBER 2019

FRI 00:00 Fear on 4 (m0008340)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b0383yt5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1vb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Blind Man Roams the Globe (b03c240x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m19dh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b0680lxz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b04vfczr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b04t6xtm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 The Carlingford Chronicles (b00l74dw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Motion Show (m000833t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Bristow (b007tdnn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Double Science (b013qzgj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (m0007x5r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1rz9)
BBC National Short Story Award 2018

Winner: Ingrid Persaud - The Sweet Sop

Ingrid Persaud's winning story of emotional blackmail and sweet release.

Read by Leemore Marrett Junior.

The kindness of strangers and the meaning of home were key themes in the five shortlisted entries for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University.

The 2018 shortlist was unified by the individual power of each writer to convey both the private and the universal experience. Linking the personal and the political, the stories, often inspired by world events from Brexit, immigration to urban gentrification, draw out ideas of community and human connection. Each story is a powerful meditation on a world where displacement and loss seem to be overwhelming but where renewal and hope are infinite.

Producer: Simon Richardson


FRI 06:30 Ghost Music (b010dp0s)
In 1939 the BBC recorded the sound of two trumpets discovered in Tutankhamun's tomb.

It was a nail-biting session; one of them had previously shattered, but the British soldier, James Tappern, who played them allowed the haunting music that had been silent for 3000 years to be heard once more.

For three months this year the recording had added poignancy, as one of the trumpets was among the many artefacts stolen from the Cairo Museum during the recent revolution, though it's now been recovered. Archaeologist Christine Finn, who travelled to Egypt upon news of the uprising and chronicled the looting of archaeological sites, tells the story of the trumpet with the help of Egyptologist, Margaret Maitland.

Christine hears an account of the 1939 recording from Peter Tappern, son of the original bandsman, himself a professional trumpeter. And from archive of Rex Keating, who recorded the event for the BBC in Cairo.

Christine also considers how archaeology has revealed other 'ghost music'. Richard Dumbrill talks about his reconstruction of the Silver Lyre of Ur, discovered by Leonard Woolley in modern-day Iraq around the same time that Howard Carter was excavating Tutenkhamun's tomb. She hears from Domenico Vicinanza of the Lost Sounds Orchestra, an international group which re-creates the sound of ancient instruments using technology and synthesis. One of its first projects was the ancient Greek harp often seen on classical vases, the epigonion; this time the instrument is not a faithful re-creation, but a new model reflecting its 21st century incarnation.

And Christine reflects on the role of these musical, archaeological discoveries in modern composition.

Producer: Marya Burgess

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


FRI 07:00 Secrets and Lattes (b064yd14)
Series 2

The Plan's The Thing

It's May in Edinburgh and life at Cafe Culture is certainly bursting with life.

Trisha is about to marry her long-term, long-distance lover Richard and, despite being mid-divorce, big sister Clare can't resist meddling in the wedding arrangements.

Relations are strained too between supposedly recovering kleptomaniac trainee Lizzie and laid-back Glaswegian chef Callum over her friendship with his autistic teenage son Max.

There is much uncertainty over living (and sleeping) arrangements all round as everyone works out where home is exactly - and who else is in it.

Will Trisha and Richard actually make it up the (outdoor) aisle and who might still be speaking to who?

Conclusion of series two of Hilary Lyon's caffeine-fuelled sitcom.

Trisha ...... Hilary Maclean
Clare ...... Hilary Lyon
Lizzie ...... Pearl Appleby
Callum ...... Derek Riddell
Richard ...... Roger May
Max ...... Scott Hoatson

Director: Marilyn Imrie

Producers: Gordon Kennedy and Moray Hunter

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


FRI 07:30 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b08575wj)
Series 1

Potato Salad

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 introduces Deepak to the delights of the British seaside.

Trisha.....Beattie Edmondson
Deepak.....Nikesh Patel
June.....Alison Belbin
Len.....John Bowler
Sal.....Catriona McFarlane
Nev.....Gavi Singh Chera
Katharine Whitehorn.....Karen Bartke

Directed by Emma Harding


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jq7tm)
Series 2

Replace The Burkiss Way

Smile, you're on Candid Cat!

Genghis Khan fun in The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living

As we conclude the second series of radio's correspondence course - if we were to hold auditions for this time slot, you might take over Jo Kendal , Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris

Or have a chance to write scripts like Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Or even (if your luck doesn't hold) end up like producer Simon Brett.

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


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jn7v)
Series 5

A Winter's Tale

Harold admits he's planning a holiday - but without his dad Albert.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett.

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? (b064cy21)
Series 6

Episode 4

Martin Young presents the biographical quiz show.

Team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego are joined by novelist Lynne Truss and biographer Anthony Holden.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


FRI 09:30 Mark Tavener - In the Red (b007jzr4)
Episode 2

Can anarchic BBC reporter George Cragge keep his job and get nearer to the murderer?

London is plagued by a series of bizarre murders of bank managers. Hot on the trail of the killer are an old-style Chief Police Inspector and BBC Radio's anarchic crime correspondent, George Cragge.

A blackly humorous murder mystery set in the world of City finance, the BBC and political parties starring Michael Williams.

Dramatised by Mark Tavener and Peter Baynham from Mark Tavener's novel.

George Cragge ...... Michael Williams
Frank Jefferson ...... Barry Foster
Geoffrey Crichton-Potter ...... Stephen Moore
Henry ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Max ...... Peter Woodthorpe
Controller Radio 2 ...... Stephen Fry
Controller Radio 4 ...... John Bird
Dominic De'ath ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Hercules Fortescue ...... Nicholas Le Prevost
Caroline ...... Susie Brann
Andrew James ...... Peter Serafinowcz

With Alice Arnold, Annabel Mullion, Jonathan Keeble and Gavin Muir.

Music by Tony McAnaney.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


FRI 10:00 Drama (b066fxt1)
Iris Murdoch: Dream Girl

Helen McCrory stars as Iris Murdoch in a hallucinogenic trip through the novelist's life, by Robin Brooks.

When Iris, lying asleep beside husband John, wakes in the middle of a midsummer night, she discovers that she is to be visited by three spirits, and is to be conducted on a journey through both her past and her writing.

But who are these spirits accompanying her? What do they have to show her about her past misdemeanours, and how art may be made from them? And what dread monster coils in the shadows, ready to strike?

Iris Murdoch's spectacularly bad behaviour and her extraordinary rise as a famous and popular novelist through the 1950s, 60s and 70s, are the themes behind this inventive new comedy drama. Iris was a woman with an insatiable appetite for life, love and literature - her experiences and numerous love affairs with both sexes shaped her writing and fed into her novels.

Iris Murdoch - Helen McCrory
The Spirit - Jonathan Cullen
Frank - Richard Goulding
Philippa - Amanda Root
Franz - Anton Lesser
Canetti - Jasper Britton
John - Robin Brooks
Female Don - Emily Joyce
Veza / Student - Hannah Genesius

Sound Designer: Alisdair McGregor

Director: Fiona McAlpine

An Allegra production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2015.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00084f8)
New releases for September - with Scott Bryan

Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend the best podcasts to listen to this month.


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jq7tm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jn7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1rz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Ghost Music (b010dp0s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m2dbv)
A New Peril

Antoinette and Rochester's honeymoon develops into an intense love affair on a beautiful estate in Dominica.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adam Godley.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


FRI 14:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b06810q1)
The New Corinthians

Francine Stock's final attempt to pin down the alluring yet elusive quality of charisma.
10.The New Corinthians

Francine Stock examines the paradox at the heart of charisma today: that we recognise its intangibility and often debunk it, but continue to crave it and even believe we can buy it.

Her starting point is the banking crisis of 2008. She talks with Elesa Zhendorfer about her new book on the role of charismatic leadership in the volatile world of banking; and hears from business journalist and broadcaster Peter Day, who passionately denounces the narcissistic role of so-called charismatic leaders in business and finance today.

Francine then returns to the beginnings of her search, hearing about today's version of charismatic Christianity in today's largely secular society, and its attempts to use charisma for the common good, in accordance with St Paul's original definition.

Francine Stock concludes by wondering whether we can turn this gift of grace to shared advantage: "After all," she states, "We get the charismatics we deserve."

Producer : Beaty Rubens.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b04vjh7t)
The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth

Fun with Scrumms

As the school term comes to an end, Molesworth must find a way to survive the perils of the playing field and the wrath of skool bully Grabber if he’s to have any hope of tucking into some Christmas turkey.

Imelda Staunton stars as Nigel Molesworth, the Curse of St Custards, in this fresh adaptation of the notorious Goriller of 3B's guide to skool life for tiny pupils and their parents.

Aided by best friend Peason and thwarted by everyone from Grabber the skool bully to Wandsworth the skool dog, Nigel Molesworth teaches us the ins and outs of skool life - including how to avoid lessens and how to build your own H-bomb.

Molesworth ...... Imelda Staunton
Peason ...... Sophie Thompson
Grabber ...... Jack Farthing
Prudence ...... Jessica Brown Findlay
Headmaster ...... Patrick Barlow
Chief Prune ...... Lewis Macleod

Adapted by Patrick Barlow and George Poles from the books by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle, with additional material by Abigail Wilson.

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b04t6yln)
Discontent and Its Civilizations

Episode 5

These timely 'dispatches from Lahore, New York and London' encompassing memoir, art and politics, collect the best essays of the award-winning author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid.

Hamid makes a compelling case for recognising our common humanity while relishing our diversity, for resisting the artificial mono-identities of religion or nationality or race, and for always judging a country or nation by how it treats its minorities as 'Each individual human being is, after all, a minority of one'.

In two essays, author and journalist Mohsin Hamid considers his country's – and its Asian neighbours' – history and progress, on the occasions of Pakistan's 60th and 65th birthdays.

Read by Sanjeev Baskhar

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 15:00 Drama (b066fxt1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Who Goes There? (b064cy21)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Mark Tavener - In the Red (b007jzr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Secrets and Lattes (b064yd14)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b08575wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Fear on 4 (b0080hnc)
The Blood of Eva Bergen

Claire is a talented young pianist who falls under the spell of Mr Iliev, a musician haunted by a woman called Eva Bergen - and the power she once had over him...

Tales of horror and suspense.

Written by Paul Sirett.

Claire ...... Tilly Gaunt
Mr Iliev ...... John Castle
Tom ...... Giles Fagan

Pianist: Mary Nash

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076ksg)
Obsessive Compulsives

Matthew Parris repeatedly quizzes Franca Davenport, Stephen Foster and Dominic Holland about ceaseless compulsion. From March 2004.


FRI 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jq7tm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jn7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1rz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Ghost Music (b010dp0s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m00084f8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b08575wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01q8l39)
Series 2

Valentine's Day

Tradition in the Trench/MacIlveny household dictates that Valentine's Day is the one day of the year when Damien is not allowed in the kitchen and Anthony can be left alone to cook a special meal to celebrate the occasion... much to Damien's chagrin.

Meanwhile, Damien struggles to finish the links to a new series for Sky Arts all about the dietary habits of the great poets. And his dad has an unfortunate accident whilst walking the dog...

Written by Miles Jupp.

Damien Trench ...... Miles Jupp
Anthony MacIlveny ...... Justin Edwards
Damien's Mother ...... Selina Cadell
Builder ...... Ben Crowe
Mr Mullaney ...... Brendan Dempsey
Marion Duffett ...... Lesley Vickerage

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


FRI 23:00 Danny Robins Music Therapy (b00fl0p7)
Episode 2

Harnessing the power of music to solve problems and generally improve the world, Danny Robins writes a new town anthem for Middlesbrough - and lends a hand to a love-lorn pensioner - aided by a Status Quo tribute band and a trumpeter.

With Isy Suttie.

Producer: Ben Walker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2008.


FRI 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jspx)
Series 1

The Mastersons and Johnson

The French Revolution is in full swing and the fate of the Masterson family is inextricably linked with that of a tumble dryer.

An improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself - based entirely on audience suggestions.

Starring Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin, Jim Sweeney and Phelim McDermott.

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.




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

15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b08rtgwy)

15 Minute Drama 14:45 SAT (b09jc69k)

15 Minute Drama 02:45 SUN (b09jc69k)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b04vdgq0)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b04vdgq0)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b04vdy14)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b04vdy14)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b04vf6z5)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b04vf6z5)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b04vfczr)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b04vfczr)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b04vjh7t)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00f71gc)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00f71gc)

A Life of Bliss 08:30 SUN (m00083j3)

A Life of Bliss 12:30 SUN (m00083j3)

A Pocketful of Rye 11:00 THU (b0638p8n)

A Pocketful of Rye 21:00 THU (b0638p8n)

A Whole 'Nother Story 07:00 MON (b0076b9h)

A Whole 'Nother Story 17:00 MON (b0076b9h)

A Whole 'Nother Story 05:00 TUE (b0076b9h)

Act Your Age 16:00 TUE (b00qcj8m)

Act Your Age 04:00 WED (b00qcj8m)

Auditioning for Auntie 01:30 SAT (b03dfl04)

BBC National Short Story Award 12:00 SAT (b0952zlk)

BBC National Short Story Award 06:00 MON (b0bjzvd7)

BBC National Short Story Award 13:00 MON (b0bjzvd7)

BBC National Short Story Award 20:00 MON (b0bjzvd7)

BBC National Short Story Award 01:00 TUE (b0bjzvd7)

BBC National Short Story Award 06:00 TUE (b0bk1f1h)

BBC National Short Story Award 13:00 TUE (b0bk1f1h)

BBC National Short Story Award 20:00 TUE (b0bk1f1h)

BBC National Short Story Award 01:00 WED (b0bk1f1h)

BBC National Short Story Award 06:00 WED (b0bk1lls)

BBC National Short Story Award 13:00 WED (b0bk1lls)

BBC National Short Story Award 20:00 WED (b0bk1lls)

BBC National Short Story Award 01:00 THU (b0bk1lls)

BBC National Short Story Award 06:00 THU (b0bk1vb0)

BBC National Short Story Award 13:00 THU (b0bk1vb0)

BBC National Short Story Award 20:00 THU (b0bk1vb0)

BBC National Short Story Award 01:00 FRI (b0bk1vb0)

BBC National Short Story Award 06:00 FRI (b0bk1rz9)

BBC National Short Story Award 13:00 FRI (b0bk1rz9)

BBC National Short Story Award 20:00 FRI (b0bk1rz9)

Beryl Reid in Conversation 15:45 SUN (m00083jd)

Beryl Reid in Conversation 03:45 MON (m00083jd)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 TUE (m00083qj)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 TUE (m00083qj)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 TUE (m00083qj)

Bindi Business 06:00 SUN (b08swdkq)

Bindi Business 13:00 SUN (b08swdkq)

Bindi Business 01:00 MON (b08swdkq)

Blind Man Roams the Globe 06:30 WED (b03bps1p)

Blind Man Roams the Globe 13:30 WED (b03bps1p)

Blind Man Roams the Globe 20:30 WED (b03bps1p)

Blind Man Roams the Globe 01:30 THU (b03bps1p)

Blind Man Roams the Globe 06:30 THU (b03c240x)

Blind Man Roams the Globe 13:30 THU (b03c240x)

Blind Man Roams the Globe 20:30 THU (b03c240x)

Blind Man Roams the Globe 01:30 FRI (b03c240x)

Book at Beachtime 01:00 SAT (b012hbyx)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b04snl1n)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b04sttd9)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b04sttd9)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b04t6wrg)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b04t6wrg)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b04t6xcz)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b04t6xcz)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b04t6xtm)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b04t6xtm)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b04t6yln)

Boswell's Lives 23:00 WED (b076bc7j)

Bristow 09:30 THU (b007tdnn)

Bristow 16:30 THU (b007tdnn)

Bristow 04:30 FRI (b007tdnn)

Brothers in Law 08:00 THU (b0599zby)

Brothers in Law 12:00 THU (b0599zby)

Brothers in Law 19:00 THU (b0599zby)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 02:15 SAT (b067003h)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 14:15 MON (b067w3ph)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 02:15 TUE (b067w3ph)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 14:15 TUE (b067x3w7)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 02:15 WED (b067x3w7)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 14:15 WED (b0680gv1)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 02:15 THU (b0680gv1)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 14:15 THU (b0680lxz)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 02:15 FRI (b0680lxz)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 14:15 FRI (b06810q1)

Clare in the Community 22:30 MON (b00j72sb)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 05:30 SAT (b084wmzb)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 07:30 FRI (b08575wj)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 17:30 FRI (b08575wj)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 22:00 FRI (b08575wj)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b00q9gk2)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b00q9gk2)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b00q9gk2)

Danny Robins Music Therapy 23:00 FRI (b00fl0p7)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 08:50 SAT (b00mj16h)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 15:50 SAT (b00mj16h)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 03:50 SUN (b00mj16h)

David Goodland - Badger's Snatch 11:00 TUE (b08vkfq1)

David Goodland - Badger's Snatch 21:00 TUE (b08vkfq1)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b04hvrq3)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b04hvrq3)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b08r41ft)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b08r41ft)

Double Science 07:00 THU (b013qzgj)

Double Science 17:00 THU (b013qzgj)

Double Science 05:00 FRI (b013qzgj)

Drama 03:00 SAT (b05v6gn1)

Drama 11:15 TUE (b04kf603)

Drama 21:15 TUE (b04kf603)

Drama 10:00 FRI (b066fxt1)

Drama 15:00 FRI (b066fxt1)

Fear on 4 18:00 THU (m0008340)

Fear on 4 00:00 FRI (m0008340)

Fear on 4 18:00 FRI (b0080hnc)

Frankly Speaking 14:15 SAT (b0790m7g)

Frankly Speaking 02:15 SUN (b0790m7g)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 07:30 WED (m0007wfj)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 17:30 WED (m0007wfj)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 22:00 WED (m0007wfj)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 05:30 THU (m0007wfj)

Ghost Music 06:30 FRI (b010dp0s)

Ghost Music 13:30 FRI (b010dp0s)

Ghost Music 20:30 FRI (b010dp0s)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b0383yt5)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b0383yt5)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jygy)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jygy)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jygy)

Haunted 00:00 SAT (b01qyntg)

I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, Again 09:00 SAT (b01r5495)

I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, Again 19:00 SAT (b01r5495)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 THU (b00f40lw)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 THU (b00f40lw)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 THU (b00f40lw)

In and Out of the Kitchen 22:30 FRI (b01q8l39)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (m000838z)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (m000838z)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (b06cjk8l)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (b06cjk8l)

Israel Horovitz - Free Gift 11:15 THU (m000833y)

Israel Horovitz - Free Gift 21:15 THU (m000833y)

Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family 11:00 WED (m00083sk)

Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family 21:00 WED (m00083sk)

It's Jocelyn 22:00 SAT (b06vkjc0)

It's a Fair Cop 07:30 SUN (b0612hjl)

It's a Fair Cop 17:30 SUN (b0612hjl)

It's a Fair Cop 22:00 SUN (b0612hjl)

It's a Fair Cop 05:30 MON (b0612hjl)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:00 MON (b00m0stc)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 02:00 TUE (b00m0stc)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:00 TUE (b00m0wn8)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 02:00 WED (b00m0wn8)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:00 WED (b00m0zyv)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 02:00 THU (b00m0zyv)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:00 THU (b00m19dh)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 02:00 FRI (b00m19dh)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:00 FRI (b00m2dbv)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m0007xpv)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m0007xpv)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m0007xpv)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m0007xpv)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 23:30 SUN (b00773md)

Laurence Housman - Happy and Glorious 06:00 SAT (m000838r)

Laurence Housman - Happy and Glorious 16:00 SAT (m000838r)

Laurence Housman - Happy and Glorious 04:00 SUN (m000838r)

Life on Egg 23:45 MON (b087p3sm)

Life on Egg 09:45 TUE (b087p3sm)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 08:00 TUE (b00hmb64)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:00 TUE (b00hmb64)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 19:00 TUE (b00hmb64)

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World 23:30 THU (b007v2y5)

Listen to Les 08:30 WED (b00c02dg)

Listen to Les 12:30 WED (b00c02dg)

Listen to Les 19:30 WED (b00c02dg)

Mark Tavener - In the Red 04:30 SAT (b007jzh9)

Mark Tavener - In the Red 09:30 FRI (b007jzr4)

Mark Tavener - In the Red 16:30 FRI (b007jzr4)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 23:30 SAT (b04n3388)

Marriage Lines 12:30 SAT (b04krq1d)

Marriage Lines 08:00 MON (b04ltgdg)

Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b04ltgdg)

Marriage Lines 19:00 MON (b04ltgdg)

Mavis Gallant Stories 07:15 SUN (m00083j1)

Mavis Gallant Stories 14:15 SUN (m00083j1)

Mavis Gallant Stories 02:15 MON (m00083j1)

Me, Putin and Judo 06:30 MON (b00gdz17)

Me, Putin and Judo 13:30 MON (b00gdz17)

Me, Putin and Judo 20:30 MON (b00gdz17)

Me, Putin and Judo 01:30 TUE (b00gdz17)

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music 22:30 THU (b007k0lk)

Musical Genes 18:30 TUE (b00dsl3m)

Musical Genes 00:30 WED (b00dsl3m)

My Name Is Why (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (m00083j5)

My Name Is Why (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (m00083j5)

Night Terrace 18:00 SUN (m00083jj)

Night Terrace 00:00 MON (m00083jj)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076kp9)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076ksg)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 07:30 TUE (m0007wwd)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 17:30 TUE (m0007wwd)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 22:00 TUE (m0007wwd)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 05:30 WED (m0007wwd)

Peter Tinniswood 16:00 SUN (b08607fn)

Peter Tinniswood 04:00 MON (b08607fn)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m00084f8)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m00084f8)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m00083jg)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m00083jg)

Revolting People 22:30 SAT (b008gc13)

Richard Herring's Objective 23:00 SAT (b017mt04)

Roger Deakin - The Garden 07:30 SAT (b00t0zm2)

Roger Deakin - The Garden 17:30 SAT (b00t0zm2)

Roger Deakin - The Garden 05:30 SUN (b00t0zm2)

Sean Lock - 15 Storeys High 22:30 SUN (b09kct7r)

Secrets and Lattes 05:00 SAT (b063ztb3)

Secrets and Lattes 07:00 FRI (b064yd14)

Secrets and Lattes 17:00 FRI (b064yd14)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 TUE (b00dwnch)

Smelling of Roses 17:00 TUE (b00dwnch)

Smelling of Roses 05:00 WED (b00dwnch)

Sounding Off with McGough 22:45 WED (b007k44n)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007jn7v)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 FRI (b007jn7v)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 FRI (b007jn7v)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m00083sp)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m00083sp)

That Reminds Me 18:30 WED (b01bw9yq)

That Reminds Me 00:30 THU (b01bw9yq)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 09:30 WED (b007k3y6)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 16:30 WED (b007k3y6)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 04:30 THU (b007k3y6)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 FRI (b00jq7tm)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 FRI (b00jq7tm)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 FRI (b00jq7tm)

The Carlingford Chronicles 10:00 MON (b00l60zl)

The Carlingford Chronicles 15:00 MON (b00l60zl)

The Carlingford Chronicles 03:00 TUE (b00l60zl)

The Carlingford Chronicles 10:00 TUE (b00l6gdv)

The Carlingford Chronicles 15:00 TUE (b00l6gdv)

The Carlingford Chronicles 03:00 WED (b00l6gdv)

The Carlingford Chronicles 10:00 WED (b00l6l5l)

The Carlingford Chronicles 15:00 WED (b00l6l5l)

The Carlingford Chronicles 03:00 THU (b00l6l5l)

The Carlingford Chronicles 10:00 THU (b00l74dw)

The Carlingford Chronicles 15:00 THU (b00l74dw)

The Carlingford Chronicles 03:00 FRI (b00l74dw)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (m0008391)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m00083jl)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (m00083qw)

The Country Girls (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (m000838x)

The Country Girls (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (m000838x)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 11:50 SUN (b038l0d7)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 19:50 SUN (b038l0d7)

The Harri-Parris' Radio Show 23:00 SUN (b066zl5x)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b05pntyv)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b05pntyv)

The Man in Black 18:30 SUN (b017prn7)

The Man in Black 00:30 MON (b017prn7)

The Manchester Writers 06:30 TUE (b00tbck6)

The Manchester Writers 13:30 TUE (b00tbck6)

The Manchester Writers 20:30 TUE (b00tbck6)

The Manchester Writers 01:30 WED (b00tbck6)

The Mark Steel Revolution 23:30 WED (b00fz849)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 FRI (b007jspx)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m00083j7)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m00083j7)

The Motion Show 09:00 THU (m000833t)

The Motion Show 16:00 THU (m000833t)

The Motion Show 04:00 FRI (m000833t)

The Museum of Everything 23:00 THU (b007k4j3)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (m00083qn)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (m00083qn)

The Offing (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (m00083j9)

The Offing (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (m00083j9)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:30 WED (b00gf8pp)

The Rest is History 09:00 WED (b04vk0c1)

The Rest is History 16:00 WED (b04vk0c1)

The Rest is History 04:00 THU (b04vk0c1)

The Senses 09:30 MON (b071khkx)

The Senses 16:30 MON (b071khkx)

The Senses 04:30 TUE (b071khkx)

The Sit Crom 16:30 TUE (b00mf205)

The Sit Crom 04:30 WED (b00mf205)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 07:30 THU (m0007x5r)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 17:30 THU (m0007x5r)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 22:00 THU (m0007x5r)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 05:30 FRI (m0007x5r)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 MON (b04yfssy)

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The World As We Know It 07:00 WED (b00fnrkf)

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Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 22:30 TUE (b04svfsc)

Vent 23:00 TUE (b00tx4tb)

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Weak at the Top 23:30 TUE (b00tjnmq)

Whack-O! 08:00 SUN (b06cjj2l)

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Who Goes There? 04:00 SAT (b00766zc)

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Who Goes There? 16:00 FRI (b064cy21)

World Book Club 08:00 SAT (m000838v)

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e=mc2 02:00 SAT (b06qmv00)