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SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019

SAT 00:00 Colin Swash - Paradise Lost in Space (b007jp0g)
Episode 5

When Norman introduces the Oblivions to the pleasures of the flesh, one thing leads to another...

Sci-fi comedy by Colin Swash about two space-age humans stranded on a friendly alien planet.

Norman ...... Tony Robinson
Max ...... David Haig
Stella ...... Louise Lombard
Macari ...... Michael Troughton
Terayz ...... Carla Mendonca
Clive ...... Guy Witcher
Buzz ...... Peter Serafinowcz

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1995.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b0076mzw)
Competitiveness

Matthew Parris struggles to cross the finish line ahead of Amanda Brookfield, Hugh Rycroft and Hannah McDonald. From August 2004.


SAT 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m00094zr)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 5

The Sussex Vampire

A Peruvian woman is accused of sucking her children's blood.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective investigates.

Stars Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes and Norman Shelley as Dr Watson.

Ferguson ...... Stephen Jack
Dolores ...... Gladys Spencer
Mrs Ferguson ...... Josefina Ray
Mrs Mason ...... Margaret Welfit
Jack ...... Peter Bartlett

Adapted for radio by Michael Hardwick.

Producer Graham Gauld

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1964.


SAT 01:30 Am I Tone Deaf? (b014641m)
If you are 'tone-deaf' can your brain be 're-tuned' by singing lessons? Author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera has spent his life miming to songs. Like one in 15 of us, he believes he is tone deaf. But is he?

In this programme, he braves both scientific testing and singing lessons in the hope of finding his voice. Vocal coach Heather Mair Thomas believes that whatever the diagnosis, she has ways of making him sing. But will doctors who argue that congenital tone deafness cannot be cured by training alone eclipse her optimism?

As Sathnam navigates his way between science and song, he will meet key experts who are dedicated to exploring the scientific highs and lows of tone deafness.
For the past decade, neurologists have developed a number of techniques aimed at identifying the root cause of 'amusia' known more commonly as tone deafness.

If they can understand more about this relatively common condition it will help them to understand more complex neurological disorders that can affect speech or sound perception.

Sathnam will also take on board the 'sound advice' that fellow sufferers have to offer. Retired Reverend Jim Cross was occupationally obliged to lead his church in song, however, his congregation gave him special dispensation to simply say the lines aloud following his diagnosis of 'amusia'.

Producer: Nicola Humphries.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2011.


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b08fj3f9)
The Underground Railroad

Episode 5

Cora flees, but where will the railroad take her on this occasion?

Colson Whitehead's inventive novel follows Cora and Caesar as they escape from a Georgia slave plantation and run north in pursuit of freedom, aided by the stationmasters and conductors of the Underground Railroad.

This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America, which won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

Read by Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme)

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.


SAT 02:15 Five Hundred Years of Friendship (b0400mh3)
The Lonely Cyborg

Dr Thomas Dixon brings his major series on the changing face of friendship to a close with a look at how the old and the young are navigating their friendships today through technologies old and new, and at how friendship might look in the future.

A group of Birmingham schoolgirls prove themselves thoughtful and self-aware about how to conduct their friendships online and about the differences between online and face-to-face friendships. Professor Deborah Chambers, an authority on social media and personal relationships from the University of Newcastle, confirms that fears about children's online friendships with strangers have been exaggerated.

At the other end of the life-span, Thomas Dixon speaks with the writer Penelope Lively about friendship in her ninth decade, and about why she likes to consider herself part of "the landline generation".

Closing the series, Thomas Dixon emphasizes the importance of physical touch and presence for friendship, and presents a final montage of the voices which have featured throughout the series, sharing stories of their own friendships.

Producer: Beaty Rubens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2014.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b06j5ycg)
Early One Morning

Episode 10

Rome 1973. With Simone's encouragment, Chiara determines to tell Maria the truth aboout Daniele and confront her own past.

Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in Virginia Baily's powerful novel of love, loss and learning to be a mother.

Narrator.....Greta Scacchi
Chiara.....Juliet Aubrey
Maria.....Sophie Melville
Cecilia.....Alex Tregear
Daniele.....Adam Thomas Wright
Gennaro/ Adult Daniele.....Cesare Taurasi
Simone/ Nonna.....Jessica Turner
Antonio.....David Hounslow
Gabriele.....David Acton
Tommaso/ Nazi officer/ Brian.....Felix Auer
Edna.....Amelia Lowdell
Barry/ Goffredo.....Chris Pavlo
Gianni.....Sam Dale

Dramatised by Miranda Emmerson.

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b04yjtjj)
Epilogue: A Memoir

Ambrosia

A thoughtful gesture breaks down barriers between Will and his new-found family.

Jamie Parker concludes Will Boast's moving account of loss and coming to terms with the past.

Abridged by Miranda Emmerson.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


SAT 03:00 Wilkie Collins - No Name (b007jrs9)
July 1847

In her attempt to regain her inheritance from her cousin Noel, Magdalen has disguised herself as Susan Bygrave and gone to stay near Noel in Aldeburgh.

But Mrs Lecount suspects her true identity...

Wilkie Collins’ novel dramatised by Ray Jenkins.

Magdalen Vanstone ...... Sophie Thompson
Captain Wragge ...... Jack May
Miss Garth ...... Kathleen Helme
Noel Vanstone ...... Nigel Anthony
Mrs Wragge ...... Vivian Pickles
Little Boy ...... Susan Sheridan
Mrs Lecount ...... Eleanor Bron
Chemist ...... Christopher Good
Postmaster ...... Simon Bullock
Servant ...... Jo Kendall
Narrator ...... Philip Sully

Music by Peter Brewis and played by Maurice Cambridge.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.


SAT 04:00 It's Not What You Know (b0375sfk)
Series 2

Episode 3

Justin Moorhouse, Bridget Christie and Ainsley Harriott each nominate someone they know well to answer a series of questions and they than have to second guess how they answered.

Host Miles Jupp tests Bridget on how well she knows her best friend Rebecca Sewell, Ainsley his best friend, pitch doctor Paul Boross, and Justin his former radio producer Sean Gibson.

What is the one thing that DJ Justin does not like talking about? What is Bridget's worst fear? And who is Ainsley's worst habit?

All answers and more will be revealed.

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


SAT 04:30 Mark Tavener - In the Red (b007js7t)
Episode 7

Plotting at the BBC reaches a climax, while reporter George edges closer to nailing the serial killer.

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 crime correspondent, George Cragge.

A blackly humorous murder mystery set in the world of City finance, the BBC and political parties. 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
Controller Radio 2 ...... Stephen Fry
Controller Radio 4 ...... John Bird
Dominic De'ath ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Hercules Fortescue ...... Nicholas Le Prevost
Andrew James ...... Peter Serafinowcz
Laetitia ...... Victoria Carling
Controller BBC 1 ...... Ian McNiece
Carstairs ...... Jeffrey Holland
Caroline ...... Susie Brann
Jemma ...... Alice Arnold

With Geoffrey Whitehead, Paul Shearer and Tim Hope.

Music by Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SAT 05:00 Babblewick Hall (b01nh8zv)
Series 1

Episode 5

A future as a distinguished Parliamentarian beckons Fenton to London.

However, putting the finishing touches to his maiden speech, Fenton Babblewick is unaware of the tortuous journey which lies ahead - and his travelling companions who’ll be the source of much irritation.

Is this the moment Augustus has been waiting for? An escape to London, free at last from the horrors of Yorkshire.

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

Scott Cherry’s six-part sitcom set in the 18th-century.

Fenton Babblewick ...... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe ...... Forbes Masson
Barney ...... David Antrobus
Jack ...... Sam Kelly
Mrs Maddison ...... Sara Coward
Maddison ...... John Baddeley
Highwayman ...... Stephen Critchlow

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.


SAT 05:30 Stand-Up Specials (m00092xg)
Ashley Blaker's Goyish Guide to Judaism - 2

Ashley Blaker, Britain's only ultra-Orthodox stand up comedian, returns with an insider's view of his religion. Following the success of his first guide, this is another a whistle-stop tour of Jewish life and, in particular, a very rare glimpse into the normally inaccessible world of strict Orthodox Judaism.

Ashley is already a well-known name in the Jewish community, having undertaken a number of critically acclaimed UK tours as well as performing sell-out shows in Israel, South Africa, Canada and very recently in New York. The Jewish press has described him as "the haredi Michael McIntyre".

As well as being a popular and experienced live performer, Ashley is also a comedy writer and producer for radio and TV. He was responsible for unleashing Little Britain on an unsuspecting nation on Radio 4. But, being a strict orthodox Jew, he is surely the only person who works in TV without actually owning one.

The Jerusalem Post recently described Ashley as "a walking contradiction".

The Times of Israel pointed out the astonishment his appearance can provoke: "The astonishment, of course, is that with Blaker, what you see is what you get: a skinny bearded man wearing a black suit and kippah, and sporting peyot and tzitzit of the strictly Orthodox community to which he now belongs. But this is not a uniform which he dons only for his interfaces with Jewish audiences. No, he wears this in his day job too."

Written and Presented by Ashley Blaker
Special appearance: Jon Culshaw as Jeremy Corbyn
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Coleman and Astor (m0009byp)
Michael McStay - Death Against the Odds

Two murders in one night cause Inspector Coleman and Sergeant Astor to lose some sleep and long for the days when sheep-rustling was the worst crime on their patch...

Stephen Thorne stars as Inspector Coleman and Joe Dunlop as Sergeant Astor in Michael McStay's detective thriller.

Inspector Coleman …. Stephen Thorne
Sergeant Astor …. Joe Dunlop
PC Young …. Peter Gunn
Sir Harry Kelso …. James Warwick
Lady Penelope Kelso…. Phyllis Logan
Margaret Coleman …. Diana Bishop
Dr Calderside …. Pauline Yates
Superintendent McCauley …. John Fleming
Nancy Farrell …. Elaine Collins
Annette Grainger…. Morag Hood
Mr Cropper …. John Webb

Director: Jane Morgan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.


SAT 07:30 Reasons to be Cheerful (b00t3265)
Series 2

Gordon Kennedy

Gordon Kennedy takes on a grumpy John O'Farrell.

As the country faces a tightening of its financial belt, the Scottish actor and comedian takes a timely look at some of things he thinks we should cheer about. Gordon is fascinated by nanotechnology and he discovers how science fiction is becoming science fact at the London Centre for Nanotechnology with Professor Richard Jackman.

Gordon is also a sport fanatic. He chats with bestselling sport author Frances Edmonds about how Britain is rediscovering its love of team sports. As a keen cyclist, Gordon recently realised that cycling through London is not the death wish it used to be. He talks to Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor of London's transport adviser, on what has changed.

In an antidote to the Grumpy Old Men culture, Gordon chats with leading psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman to discover the root causes of grumpiness and asks how it can defeated. He uses his new found knowledge to try and convince best selling author John O'Farrell - a self-confessed grump - to change his pessimistic ways.

Producers: Joanne Coombs and Martin McNamara

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2010.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b00nmzp7)
This Is the Army, Mr Jones

Actor and entertainer John Barrowman tells the story of Irving Berlin's groundbreaking army show, This Is The Army, that came to bomb-ravaged London in 1943 before setting out on a world tour that raised military morale from Glasgow to Guam.

The show's choreographer, Robert Sydney, and Irving Berlin's daughter, Mary Ellin Barrett, recall how the show was put together and the effect it had in places as far afield as Washington DC and Tehran, via Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, London and the fiercest area of fighting in the south of Italy shortly after the British and American landings there.

Also remembering the show are members of the audience in Birmingham, Glasgow and London, where a young airman by the name of Denis Norden was spellbound by the show at The Palladium.

The programme also features archive recordings made especially for the BBC in the winter of 1943, including a performance from Irving Berlin himself.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009.


SAT 09:00 From Gorsemere to Gloomsbury: The Literary Lunacy of Sue Limb (m0009bys)
Shaun Ley takes you on a three-hour guided tour through a world of literacy lunacy that flows from the pen of dramatist Sue Limb.

The voyage of parody takes the listener from the Lake District retreat of Romantic poets – a rural idyll rocked by the arrival of the philandering Lord Biro – to gardens of Sizzlinghurst Castle and the “very modern” politics and personal lives of the Gloomsbury set.

The English Civil War gets cavalier treatment in The Sit Crom, where a scullery maid attempts to save a king, while in present-day Norwich two sisters attempt to save their Bed and Breakfast in Alison & Maud.

Shaun discusses the ideas and inspiration behind Sue’s writing with the author herself and talks about turning scripts into performance with regular cast members, Nigel Planer and Miriam Margolyes.

This showcase features episodes of The Wordsmiths of Gorsemere, Gloomsbury, The Sit Crom and Alison & Maud. There are performances by, among others, Joss Ackland, Denise Coffey, Geoffrey Whitehead, Simon Callow and Tim Curry.

Lord Byron's Don Juan is performed by Will Kirk. Dorothy Wordsworth's diary is read by Scarlett Courtney.

Producer: Adam Bowen

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


SAT 12:00 Whispers (b007k356)
Series 1

Episode 4

The great and the good are torn from their pedestals in glee in this edition in the panel show that proves there's no smoke without fire.

Two teams, led by biographer Anthony Holden and actress Stella Duffy, are joined by writer Jenny Colgan and broadcaster Rosie Millard, attempting to dish the dirt on the bad boys and girls in history.

Gyles Brandreth is your host.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.


SAT 12:30 The Break (b07ctt0z)
Series 1

The Key

Welcome to Flamford, the setting for this sitcom starring Philip Jackson, Tom Palmer and Alison Steadman.

Andy Chambers - edgy, sharp-tongued City burn-out - has fled London for his Uncle Jeff's seaside home. When we meet him, all Andy wants to do is sleep, but Jeff is having none of it.

Jeff gets Andy out of bed and gives him breakfast with the promise of an interesting surprise which is safely stowed in the shed. He suddenly realises his keys are missing - his friend Fat Sid borrowed the keys three years ago and hasn't given them back. Jeff leads Andy on a quest around Flamford for Fat Sid and the missing keys.

On their Odyssey they encounter Fish Shop Frank and his outré selection of fish, Pest Control Officer Corinne with whom Jeff has an "understanding", and finally Fat Sid himself in an unexpected new role.

Andy Chambers ...... Tom Palmer
Jeff ...... Philip Jackson
Fish Shop Frank ...... Mark Benton
Pest Control Officer Corinne ...... Alison Steadman

Writers: Ian Brown and James Hendrie

Director: Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2016.


SAT 13:00 AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) (m0009byv)
Series 6

Dr Andrew Manson and his wife Christine are expecting a big event.

Return of the medical drama set in the 1920s before the NHS.

MANSON....... George Blagden
DENNY...... Julian Lewis Jones
CHRISTINE.... Catrin Stewart
ANGHARAD... Jeanette Percival

Omnibus written by Christopher Reason.
Based on the novel by A J Cronin.

Director: Gary Brown
Producers: Pauline Harris and Gary Brown

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


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0722z2d)
Petula Clark

Singer Petula Clark chooses 'Only Forever' by Bing Crosby and 'Hotel California' by The Eagles.


SAT 14:15 With Great Pleasure (b008z746)
Michael Morpurgo

Children's writer Michael Morpurgo takes a literary journey through his life, with pieces of prose and poetry.

Favourite writers chosen include: Rudyard Kipling, Kenneth Grahame, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens, Ted Hughes, Sean Rafferty and Edward Thomas.

Readers: Alison Reid and Christian Rodska

Producer: Christine Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.


SAT 14:45 Uncle Mort's North Country (b007jl5d)
Series 1

Fallen Comrades

Carter and his uncle Mort sup a poignant pint at the Old Comrades Club.

Peter Tinniswood’s continuing tales of Carter Brandon and his curmudgeonly uncle.

Uncle Mort and his Yorkshire based family first appeared in Tinniswood’s novel ‘A Touch Of Daniel’ which earned them a run of four series of ‘I Didn't Know You Cared’ on BBC TV from 1975 to 1979.

Uncle Mort …. Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon …. Peter Skellern
Marcus …. John Samson
The Doorman …. Steve Hodson
The Barman …. Alan Dudley
Narrator …. Christian Rodska

Producer: Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1987.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b00nmzp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Coleman and Astor (m0009byp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Reasons to be Cheerful (b00t3265)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b08xhbbt)
The Lost Stories: The Song of Megaptera

Episode 1

The Sixth Doctor and his companion Peri are taken for eco-warriors by hunters of space whales.

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
Captain Greeg ...... John Benfield
Stennar ...... Neville Watchurst
Caller ...... John Banks
Chief Engineer ...... Susan Brown
Stafel ...... Toby Longworth
Axel ...... Alex Lowe

Written by Pat Mills.

Director: John Ainsworth
Producer: David Richardson

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


SAT 18:50 Doctor Who: The Making of The Song of Megaptera (b08xhbkq)
Producer David Richardson, director John Ainsworth, writer Pat Mills, and actors Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant describe some of the story behind the metamorphosis of a 30 year-old BBC TV script, 'The Song of the Space Whale', into an audio production entitled 'The Song of the Megaptera'.

Made by Big Finish


SAT 19:00 From Gorsemere to Gloomsbury: The Literary Lunacy of Sue Limb (m0009bys)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Political Animals (b01mdgwx)
Series 1

Larry

Larry, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office since 2011, gives a cat's eye view of life in Downing Street under a coalition government.

Series of scurrilous talks given by well-known, if unreliable, Downing Street cats, who relate their trials and tribulations under four different prime ministers.

Larry..... Clive Swift
Aide ..... Tracy Wiles

Written by Tony Bagley.

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2012.


SAT 22:15 Gus Murdoch's Sacred Cows (b00fn9hk)
Roads

Fearless reporter Gus Murdoch probes Britain's highways and byways.

Written by and starring Stephen Carlin.

With Neil Edmond, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, John Rowe, Renton Skinner and Marc Willcox.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in November 2008.


SAT 22:30 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b05xh31b)
Series 1

Death

The biggest problem of them all - death.

From praying for life everlasting to uploading our minds into a giant cloud of data - is there anything at all we can do to avoid it?

Comedy series that explores the triumphs and disasters of human ingenuity.

Helen Keen together with co-stars Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane look at the biggest problems that have faced our species since the dawn of time, and describe humanity's incredible and sometimes absurd solutions.

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill

Producer: Gareth Edwards

A BBC Radio Comedy production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2015.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0009kkj)
President Obonjo 1/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Benjamin Bankole Bello about his creation, President Obonjo.


SAT 23:00 Meet David Sedaris (b063d34q)
Series 5

The Understudy; Big Boy

Two stories from one of the world's best storytellers, David Sedaris, doing what he does best:

The Understudy sees some questionable childcare from the child's point of view.

Big Boy is about a problem many of us have faced when one flush just isn't enough.

Plus some extracts from David's unique diary.

Producer: Steve Doherty

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


SAT 23:30 Ross Noble Goes Global (b007jvv4)
Series 1

Singapore

Spotting a monkey and shopping malls galore - the globetrotting comedian is having a bad hair day in the city's incredible humidity.

Producer: Danny Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.



SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER 2019

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b08xhbbt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:50 Doctor Who: The Making of The Song of Megaptera (b08xhbkq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:50 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) (m0009byv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0722z2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 With Great Pleasure (b008z746)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Uncle Mort's North Country (b007jl5d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b00nmzp7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Coleman and Astor (m0009byp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Reasons to be Cheerful (b00t3265)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Virginia Bailey - Early One Morning (Omnibus) (b06j2gqb)
Episode 2

Italy 1943. Chiara and Cecilia are living with their grandmother in a remote farmhouse, where they shelter passing deserters and Daniele, the small Jewish boy Chiara saved from the Nazis.

30 years later, Chiara has lost touch with her troubled adoptive son, but is preparing to host Welsh teenager, Maria, who claims to be Daniele's daughter.

Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in Miranda Emmerson's dramatisation of Virginia Baily's powerful novel, which moves between Nazi-occupied Italy and Rome, 1973.

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts.

Narrator.....Greta Scacchi
Chiara.....Juliet Aubrey
Maria.....Sophie Melville
Cecilia.....Alex Tregear
Daniele.....Adam Thomas Wright
Gennaro/ Adult Daniele.....Cesare Taurasi
Simone/ Nonna.....Jessica Turner
Antonio.....David Hounslow
Gabriele.....David Acton
Tommaso/ Nazi officer/ Brian.....Felix Auer
Edna.....Amelia Lowdell
Barry/ Goffredo.....Chris Pavlo
Gianni.....Sam Dale

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


SUN 07:15 If I Only Had... (b04d4v81)
If I Only Had A Heart, by Morwenna Banks

Stories inspired by the iconic MGM film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel The Wizard of Oz.

The Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion's quest to find Brains, Heart and Courage have sparked three stories from Ian Sansom, Morwenna Banks and Colin Carberry.

You'll hear about people in unexpected situations, challenged to display qualities they never realized they had all along, or which find them looking at their lives in a new light in their own personal quests for a brain, a heart, and the nerve.

If I Only Had a Heart

Writer and performer Morwenna Banks takes us to a hospital bedside where a mother waits nervously for news that could save her son's life.

Read by Vicky McClure.

Producer: Heather Larmour

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b07zzg8h)
Series 11

The Rectifier

Ed realises that one of the pleasures of being at university is that he can use his time to write about whatever takes his fancy. So it is that he embarks upon a definitive piece of social history about the workhouse, inspired by his own great-grandfather who, as an inmate, suffered at the hand of the terrifying Beadle.

It seems too that history might be repeating itself when Ed discovers that his grandson, Smile, is suffering certain terrors of his own as he may be being bullied at nursery.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Ed Reardon..........Christopher Douglas
Olive....................Stephanie Cole
Pearl....................Brigit Forsyth
Jaz Milvain.............Phillip Jackson
Bow-Tie Man..........Geoff McGivern
Ping..................... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Inspector...............Dan Tetsell
Stan.....................Geoffrey Whitehead

Producer: Dawn Ellis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


SUN 08:00 The Arthur Haynes Show (m0009cn2)
From 11/08/1963

Arthur has a run in with his neighbour before attempting a spot of clairvoyance.

The comic characters of popular comedian Arthur Haynes in Johnny Speight's sketches.

After originally working with Charlie Chester on a number of series for BBC Radio, Arthur Haynes (1914-1966) became a big star on ITV in the late 1950s/early 1960s

With Nicholas Parsons, Patricia Hayes, Leslie Noyes, Dorothy Dampier and Graham Stark

Music by the Hedley Ward Trio

Producer: Richard Dingley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1963.


SUN 08:30 Educating Archie (b07216wl)
From 04/02/1954

Brough goes to the fair and Archie visits the future.

Radio ventriloquism from Peter Brough and schoolboy, Archie Andrews.

With Harry Secombe, Beryl Reid, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Miles and Peter Madden.

Running from 1950-1958, Educating Archie introduced a number of soon-to-be household names to listeners, including Tony Hancock, Benny Hill, Harry Secombe, Dick Emery, Hattie Jacques, Bruce Forsyth and Max Bygraves - all taking a turn in tutoring Archie.

Script by Eric Sykes, Walter Ridley and Ronald Wolfe

With Ronald Chesney and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.
Producer: Roy Speer

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1954.


SUN 09:00 The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Omnibus) (m0009cn4)
Bill Bryson reads from his fascinating, witty and often surprising journey around the human body. He begins with possibly our most mysterious organ, the brain.

The award-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and the bestselling Notes from a Small Island has for decades entertained and educated readers on both sides of the Atlantic, and around the world.

The Body: A Guide for Occupants confirms Bryson as a true polymath. In it, he answers questions such as how much would it cost to make a human and why our faces have evolved their peculiar shape, as well as exploring the mysteries that continue to elude scientists today.

Omnibus read by Bill Bryson

Abridged by Katrin Williams
Produced by Ciaran Bermingham

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


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b06d8h0l)
Alex and Josh – First Time Fathers

Fi Glover with a conversation between old school friends who are now facing fatherhood for the first time and share their hopes and fears, recorded in the Booth at the Hay Festival, another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

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

Producer: Marya Burgess


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0009cn6)
Nobel Prize Winners

Dr Max Perutz

Sue Lawley's castaway is Dr Max Perutz. When he left Austria in 1936 to study at Cambridge, his fellow students dismissed his ambition to decipher the structure of the protein haemoglobin as 'mad'. No-one had seriously attempted to map a molecule that was made up of 10,000 atoms.

Twenty-two years later he was successful. It was an achievement that earned him and his colleague John Kendrew the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1962 - and has since contributed to the study of blood diseases like sickle cell anaemia and Huntington's disease.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2000.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b09b6qst)
Series 2

Placebo

Radiolab examines the chemical consequences of belief and imagination. With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

Radiolab is a Peabody-award winning show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and the human experience.

First broadcast on public radio in the USA in 2007.


SUN 12:00 The Arthur Haynes Show (m0009cn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Educating Archie (b07216wl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Virginia Bailey - Early One Morning (Omnibus) (b06j2gqb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 If I Only Had... (b04d4v81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 The Confession (Omnibus) (m0009cn8)
Episode 1

The new novel by Jessie Burton, the bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse.

Rose Simmons is adrift in her mid-30s and still trying to decide what to do with her life. Her own mother disappeared when she was a baby and she's never known the truth of what happened to her.

When she learns that the last person to see her was Constance Holden, a reclusive novelist who withdrew from public life at the peak of her fame, Rose is drawn to the door of Connie's imposing house in search of a confession . . .

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts.

Read by Rachel Shelley and Katherine Press

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 15:45 Diplomatic Dinners (m0009cnc)
Badoit versus Bollinger

Chris Bowlby presents a series of anecdotes about diplomatic meals.

In the final episode, the importance of diplomatic dining today and the tension between conflicting needs.

Producer: Mark Savage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2006.


SUN 16:00 Jon Wynne-Tyson - Marvellous Party (b08n400b)
1950s Las Vegas: sparks fly as Noel Coward gets a visit from his old close friend, Esme Wynne-Tyson.

Stanley Baxter stars as Noel Coward and Dorothy Tutin as Esme Wynne-Tyson.

A child actress in London’s West End, Esme became a close friend of the young Noel Coward. Here her son, Jon, imagines a meeting in the city of Las Vegas, between his mother and Coward in middle age.

Noel ...... Stanley Baxter
Esme ...... Dorothy Tutin
Gary ...... Peter Whitman
Waiter/Bellboy/Engineer ...... David Holt

Written and adapted for radio by Jon Wynne-Tyson.

Director: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in May 1994.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0009cnf)
Autumn Poems

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and chooses Four Seasons: Autumn Poems old and new read by actors and poets to mark the equinox and the new season.

Despite our centrally heated and waterproofed lives, seasonal change still operates on the country's imagination and the national mood. Poets are writing about the weather and the turning year as much as ever.

Poems from Helen Mort, Zaffar Kunial, Choman Hardi, Liz Berry and Robin Robertson join celebrated and loved poems by Edward Thomas, Keats, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Bronte, WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney, which are read by Anton Lesser, Sinead Cusack and Noma Dumezweni.

To end the anthology Simon Russell Beale sings Feste's bittersweet song, The Rain it Raineth Everyday, from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

Producer: Tim Dee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SUN 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b07zzg8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Night Terrace (m0009cnh)
Series 2

Home Again

In a peaceful neighbourhood full of old friends - including some who’ve miraculously escaped death - Anastasia Black has finally found the quiet retirement she always wanted.

If only the irritating voices on the radio would go away and leave her alone…

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne as Anastasia Black.

Jackie Woodburne ....... the Anastasias Black
Ben McKenzie ....... Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott ....... Sue Denholm
Jane Badler ....... the Augustes Night
Andrew Hansen ....... the Horatios Gray
Lawrence Leung ....... the Darrens
John Clarke ....... Mr King

Written by John Richards

Music by David Ashton

Produced by Ben McKenzie and John Richards

A Splendid Chaps Production.


SUN 18:30 John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos (b007jmh3)
Episode 3

The mysterious powers of the alien children start to become destructive...

Conclusion of the classic 1957 sci-fi novel by John Wyndam.

Bernard Westcott …. Charles Kay
Gordon Zellaby …. Manning Wilson
Angela Zellaby …. Pauline Yates
Richard Gayford …. William Gaunt
Chief Constable …. Ronald Baddiley
Coroner …. Nigel Graham
Doctor Torrance …. Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Williams …. Katherine Parr
Girl …. Rosalind Adams
Boy …. Jill Lidstone
Man …. Simon Hewitt

Dramatised by William Ingram.

Music specially composed by Roger Limb of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Director: Gordon House.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1982.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b09b6qst)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Omnibus) (m0009cn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b06d8h0l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0009cn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b07zzg8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Chain Reaction (b05mtcjp)
Series 10

Sharon Horgan talks to Dennis Kelly

Actress Sharon Horgan talks to BAFTA-nominated and Tony Award-winning writer Dennis Kelly - creator of shows as varied as "Pulling", "Utopia" and "Matilda the Musical".

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

Producer: Charlie Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0009kkg)
President Obonjo 2/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus President Obonjo from the Lafta Republic pays Arthur Smith a state visit.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (m00099mj)
Series 21

Episode 5

Newsjack is a scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public. Host Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined this week by Kieran Hodgson, Vivienne Acheampong and Joe Barnes.

Script Editors: Mike Shephard and Laura Major

Production Coordinator: Damilola Mabadeje
Producers: Hayley Sterling and Benjamin Sutton

Newsjack is a BBC Studios Production.


SUN 23:30 A Short Gentleman (b019rqh1)
Episode 4

QC Robert's nemesis approaches, along with Edward, basset hound of doom.

Hugh Bonneville stars as Robert Purcell QC, a perfect specimen of the British Establishment, who applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life.

Conclusion of Jon Canter's comic novel 'A Short Gentleman' adapted by Robin Brooks.

Geoffrey ..... Paul Moriarty
Father ..... James Hayes
Elizabeth ..... Lyndsey Marshal
Judy ..... Tracy Wiles
Pilkington ..... Ewan Bailey
Sergeant Carl Prekopp
Isbabel Lauren Mote
Max Ted Allpress
Alan ..... Gerard McDermott

Director: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012.



MONDAY 14 OCTOBER 2019

MON 00:00 Night Terrace (m0009cnh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos (b007jmh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Virginia Bailey - Early One Morning (Omnibus) (b06j2gqb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 If I Only Had... (b04d4v81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Confession (Omnibus) (m0009cn8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Diplomatic Dinners (m0009cnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Jon Wynne-Tyson - Marvellous Party (b08n400b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0009cnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b07zzg8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0009bwg)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 5

The Red-Headed League

A red-haired visitor asks the detective to probe a millionaire's bizarre job offer.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective investigates.

Stars Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes and Norman Shelley as Dr Watson.

Jabez Wilson ...... Victor Lonad
Vincent Spaulding ...... Peter Marinker
Duncan Ross ...... Frank Dunn
Inspector Jones ...... Gabriel Woolf
Merryweather ...... Eric Andard

Adapted for radio by Michael Hardwick.

Producer Graham Gauld

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1964.


MON 06:30 'Electric News' - The World's First Radio Station (b03gby1r)
We often think of the scheduled broadcasting of news, information and entertainment as having begun in the 1920s. But we're wrong. It was in 1893 in Budapest that Theodore Puskas opened his Telefon Hirmondo or 'Telephone Newspaper'.

Subscribers to this telephone service could enjoy a daily timetable of foreign, national and local news, sport, weather, fashion, stockmarket reports, language lessons, music, theatre and much more. It was delivered by a team of journalists, copy-writers, editors, announcers and engineers which would be familiar to any radio station today. To our ears, Telefon Hirmondo would have sounded uncannily modern. For example, there would be live relays of church services, theatre productions, concerts and opera performances and reports direct from parliament and sports events.

Laurie Taylor travels to Budapest to uncover this extraordinary story of 'radio before radio'. He visits a special exhibition at the city's postal museum and takes a look inside Hungarian State Opera, whose performances were broadcast live via Telefon Hirmondo from the 1890s.

Laurie explores the lengths to which Telefon Hirmondo went to market its product, hooking in not just domestic subscribers but hotels, restaurants, clubs, dental surgeries and barber shops. He also delves into the telephone's early history to explain the confusion on both sides of the Atlantic over what the device was best used for.

How did Hungary come to lead the world in broadcasting, rather than the USA, Britain or France? The genius of Theodore Puskas is a large part of the explanation. Among the contributors, we hear from his descendant, Barbara Fally-Puskas.

Producer: Andrew Green

An Andrew Green production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2013.


MON 07:00 Sisters (b06810ps)
Series 1

No Friends

Blake has a new girlfriend meaning Susan is even more at a loose end than usual. Unfortunately, it's time Susan chooses to spend irritating Fiona.

In a bid to occupy her, Fiona introduces Susan to some of her work friends but her attempts to control Susan's behaviour are ignored and Susan is soon proving herself to be a social liability – or at least in Fiona’s eyes. From Susan’s point of view, she has become the life and soul of the party.

It becomes a battle for the friends' attentions, with Susan and Fiona each attempting to prove they are the more fun sibling. Meanwhile, Blake's relationship with hipster girlfriend Martine gets seriously challenged by a resentful Susan .

Written by Susan Calman

Starring Susan Calman, Ashley Jensen and Nick Helm.

Producer: Mollie Freedman Berthoud
Executive Producer: Paul Schlesinger

A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2015.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m000937w)
Series 14

Episode 2

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Bridget Christie welcome comedian Sarah Kendall, botanist James Wong and bioscience entrepreneur Sir Chris Evans.

This week, the Museum’s Guest Committee donate a ship in a bottle, a terrarium and a cabbage.

The Museum’s exhibits were catalogued by Mike Shepherd, Mike Turner and Emily Jupitus of QI.

The Producers were Anne Miller and Victoria Lloyd.


MON 08:00 Marriage Lines (b04stqbt)
Series 1

The Move

Pastures new for Kate and George, but what about their new neighbours?

A series based on the mutual love and mistrust of two newly-weds. Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling.

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
Miles ...... Derek Waring
Mr Renfrew Smith ...... Felix Felton

Other parts played by John Graham, Leon Thau and Jo Kendall.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jntl)
Series 2

Getting the Bird

Lance Corporal Jones is short of meat at his butcher's shop, so Private Walker arranges a special off-ration supply.

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Fraser …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Walker Larry Martyn
The Vicar ...... Frank Williams
Sergeant Wilson’s Daughter ...... Diana Bishop
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1975.


MON 09:00 Whispers (b007k3br)
Series 1

Episode 5

The ins and outs of the abdication crisis in the quiz show that loves scandals.

Biographer Anthony Holden and actress Stella Duffy are joined by writer Lynne Truss and journalist Rowan Pelling.

Hosted by the least discreet man in Britain, Gyles Brandreth.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.


MON 09:30 Semi Circles (b0949hw9)
Series 1

The Quality of Life

What has Alastair's being in love got to do with Ben's bad luck, and is there still a place for Tammy Wynette in all their lives?

The improving story of life and improving times in an improving neighbourhood.

Starring Paula Wilcox as Helen and David Wood as Ben

Written by Simon Brett

Helen ...... Paula Wilcox
Ben ...... David Wood
Mrs Kelly ...... Pay Heywood
Alastair ...... Bruce Alexander
Perpetua ...... Patience Tomlinson

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1982


MON 10:00 Wilkie Collins - No Name (b007jrw2)
August 1847

Will Magdalen marry her cousin Noel, whom she loathes, in order to try and regain her inheritance?

Wilkie Collins’ novel dramatised by Ray Jenkins.

Magdalen Vanstone ...... Sophie Thompson
Captain Wragge ...... Jack May
Miss Garth ...... Kathleen Helme
Norah Vanstone ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Noel Vanstone ...... Nigel Anthony
Mrs Wragge ...... Vivian Pickles
Mrs Lecount ...... Eleanor Bron
Pendril ...... John Moffatt
Admiral Bartram ...... Alan MacNaughtan
George Bartram ...... Christopher Scott
Louisa ...... Susan Sheridan
Coachman ...... Joe Dunlop
Loscombe ...... Christopher Good
Servant ...... Jo Kendall
Narrator ...... Philip Sully

Music by Peter Brewis and played by Maurice Cambridge.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1989.


MON 11:00 The TED Interview (m0009bwk)
Kai Fu Lee

Founded in 1984 in the USA, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. The first TED Talks were first posted online in 2006 and since then TED Talks have had many millions of views.

In The TED Interview, hosted by Chris Anderson, audiences can immerse themselves more deeply in some of the most compelling ideas heard on the TED stage.

Kai-Fu Lee on the future of AI
Technologist Kai-Fu Lee describes the high-stakes battle between the West and China in artificial intelligence and what it means for the future of work.

A TED original podcast.


MON 11:45 Multi Story Shorts (m0009bwm)
Building a Family

Jon was a digital nomad, floating from place to place - until he met and fell in love with young widow Gabrielle. The couple discuss building a new relationship which includes Gabrielle's 7 year old son, Ivor - and doesn't exclude the memory of her late husband.

This story first appeared on the BBC podcast Multi Story, presented and produced by Becca Bryers.


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b04stqbt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jntl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0009bwg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 'Electric News' - The World's First Radio Station (b03gby1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b08g4m8y)
The Underground Railroad

Episode 6

Still stranded in North Carolina, Cora awaits word from the underground railroad.

"What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?"

Colson Whitehead's inventive novel follows Cora and Caesar as they escape from a Georgia slave plantation and run north in pursuit of freedom, aided by the stationmasters and conductors of the Underground Railroad.

This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America, which won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

Read by Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme)

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.


MON 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhd7q)
In the Dark

David Thomson, author of the Biographical Dictionary of Film, takes a highly personal journey through how cinema has changed both him and us.

Film has changed us. It is all too easy to forget what a shock the coming of the moving image was to our world. First we could see ourselves and then we could imagine ourselves and then we could hear ourselves. How we kissed, fought, dreamed and died have all been projected around the world.

David Thomson writes:

"Do you want a map for the dark? By now you either know the history of the movies or you have it wrong and all mixed up. It doesn't matter, the mixture is in your unconscious and your nervous system, and one of the consequences of the movies is that we trust nothing and imagine everything. That's why the dark is so important."

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


MON 14:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009bwp)
Episode 1

Alice and Jasper move into a new squat with other members of the Communist Centre Union. While Alice puts her energies into making the house habitable, the other revolutionaries are busy trying to court the IRA.

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent, bourgeois revolutionaries living in a London squat.

Starring Olivia Vinall, Joe Armstrong and Sian Thomas.

Dramatised in ten parts by Sarah Daniels.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Jasper ...... Joe Armstrong
Jim ...... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Bert ...... Ralph Davis
Pat ...... Isabella Inchbald
Mary ...... Kath Weare
Dorothy ...... Sian Thomas
Cedric ...... Neil McCaul
Teresa ...... Sudha Bhuchar
Receptionist ...... Abbie Andrews

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2018.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b0505zw3)
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

Episode 1

In the early 2000s, Peter Pomerantsev (Kiev-born, raised in England; the son of Russian political exiles) came to Moscow to work in the fast-growing TV and film industry. The job gave him first hand access to every nook and corrupt cranny of the country. He was perfectly placed to witness the transformation of the New Russia on its journey from communist collapse to a new form of dictatorship.

In a series of character studies, the subjects of Pomerantsev's reality TV documentaries, we glimpse the ways in which the Russian people have responded to and acted upon the opportunities (as well as terrible injustices) of Putin's new world order.

Including, Oliona, professionally trained 'gold digger', escaping a bleak upbringing in Siberia; Vitaly, gangster-turned-filmmaker who studied his favourite American mafia movies and then made his auto theft crimes the subject of a hit six-part drama series; and, Mozhayev, an architectural and urban historian who fights in vain to save what remains of the buildings of the Moscow that existed before the Soviet experiment.

Written by Peter Pomerantsev.

Read by Justin Salinger.

Abridged by Robin Brooks.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.
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First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


MON 15:00 Wilkie Collins - No Name (b007jrw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Whispers (b007k3br)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Semi Circles (b0949hw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Sisters (b06810ps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m000937w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Colin Swash - Paradise Lost in Space (b007jp39)
Episode 6

Oblivio is in the grip of an Ice Age.

When the UME spaceship lands on the surface, Norman and Max make a sacrifice...

Conclusion of Colin Swash’s sci-fi comedy about two space-age humans stranded on a friendly alien planet.

Norman ...... Tony Robinson
Max ...... David Haig
Stella ...... Louise Lombard
Macari ...... Michael Troughton
Suzy ...... Carla Mendonca
Louise ...... Ronni Ancona
Ume ...... Lorelei King
Vince ...... Daniel Main

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1995.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00fl0cn)
Graeme Le Saux and Rebecca Jones

Sue MacGregor and her guests - Premiership footballer-turned-pundit, Graeme Le Saux and BBC arts correspondent, Rebecca Jones - discuss favourite books by Oscar Wilde, Paulo Coelho and Graham Greene.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Oneworld Classics

Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Thorsons

The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Publisher: Vintage Classics

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2008.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b04stqbt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jntl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0009bwg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 'Electric News' - The World's First Radio Station (b03gby1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 The TED Interview (m0009bwk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m0009bwm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (m000937w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b00db5bt)
Series 2

A Happy Life Broken and Then Mended a Bit

You're cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the Martian invasion, where only Pip and some geese stand between Mr Benevolent's army of long-eared purple space villains and all that is good and true....

The final chapter of the Victorian comic epic, and the whole planet is in terrible danger when Pip's evil ex-guardian Mr Gently Benevolent summons a massive Martian invasion. Is this the end for Pip, Harry and the rest of the human race? And will Pippa's goose sanctuary be all right? Listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the army of long-eared purple space villains...

Mark Evans's epic comedy in the style of Charles Dickens.

Chapter the Last: A Happy Life Broken and then Mended a Bit

Sir Philip...........................Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent........................Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit......................James Bachman
Young Pip..................................Tom Allen
Sternbeater...................Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely Fecund......................Sarah Hadland
Mr Parsimonious...............Laurence Howarth
Pippa........................................Susy Kane
Sundry learned gentlemen...........Mark Evans

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2008.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (m0009bws)
Series 27

Episode 7

A satirical review of the week's news


MON 23:45 Creme de la Crime (b00890lk)
Series 3

The Lies of the Artists

Michael Feydeau -TV's much-loved Inspector Niblett - and crime expert David Pershore probe a case of counterfeit art.

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

With:

Olivia Colman
Ewan Bailey
Steven Kynman

Director: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.



TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 2019

TUE 00:00 Colin Swash - Paradise Lost in Space (b007jp39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00fl0cn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0009bwg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 'Electric News' - The World's First Radio Station (b03gby1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b08g4m8y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhd7q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009bwp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b0505zw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Wilkie Collins - No Name (b007jrw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Whispers (b007k3br)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Semi Circles (b0949hw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Sisters (b06810ps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m000937w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0009cbv)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 5

The Three Gables

The Baker Street sleuth faces threats as he investigates a house buyer, who's also after all of its contents...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective investigates.

Stars Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes and Norman Shelley as Dr Watson.

Steve Dixie ...... Frank Singuineau
Mary Maberly ...... Grizelda Hervey
Susan ...... Nicolette Bernard
Sutro ...... Allan Haines
Isadora Klein ...... Selma Vas Dias
Inspector Lestrade ...... Humphrey Morton

Adapted for radio by Michael Hardwick.

Producer Graham Gauld

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1964.


TUE 06:30 Pistols at Dawn (b00s6svn)
Between 1613 and 1614 it is claimed that every distinguished family in the UK lost a member to duelling. James I even campaigned against it, but the aristocracy wanted to retain it as a legal way of settling disputes 'honourably'. The practice continued until it was eventually outlawed at the end of the nineteenth century. Until it was, the duel has a fascinating place in British history as a means of 'solving' dispute and novelists and playwrights have been using it as a way of spicing up plots and intrigue along the way.

As a youngster, Justin Champion loved adventure novels that were jam-packed with sword play - The Three Musketeers, The Prisoner of Zenda and Scott's Waverley series. He has always been intrigued as to why men felt the urgency to defend their honour in such a dangerous way. In this programme, he tracks the history of the duel, its influence, some particularly pivotal duels, is shown how to sword fight and thinks he's found the reason why duelling eventually ceased as a practice in the UK.

Justin talks to experts of Shakespeare to discuss how frequently the Bard picked up on the duelling debate in many of his plays including Romeo and Juliet. He visits the Royal Armouries Collection in Leeds to witness a sword fight. Justin is shown the techniques and is handed a sword for a tutorial. He charts the move from sword to pistol and gets a tour behind the scenes at the Royal Armouries Collection to look at some important swords and pistols involved in duelling.

Justin also talks to fellow historians about significant duels and their political and literary impact. The duel has even been used by Cabinet Ministers and Prime Ministers as a way of settling their differences. We hear from BBC Diplomatic Correspondent, James Landale (who tells the story of his ancestor's involvement in the last fatal duel in Scotland in 1826) and who also tells listeners about Wellington's engagement in a duel in Battersea.

Listeners will also hear from a social historian of the 19th century about how the meaning of "honour" changed for men during this period and how a pension arrangement changed forever as the willingness of men to accept an invitation to "pistols at dawn".

Producer: Sarah Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2010.


TUE 07:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06sg2mm)
Series 2

Winter

Geoff and the Anderssons celebrating baby John's first Christmas, as Geoff unwisely volunteers to organise the festivities for the whole family.

The second series Danny Robins' sitcom, set and recorded in Sweden.

Starring Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Adam Riches, Danny Robins and a cast of Sweden's most popular TV comedy actors.

Geoff has moved to Yxsjö in northern Sweden, to start a new life with his girlfriend Linda in the (frequently frosty) bosom of her family.

This year, new dad Geoff has plenty of fresh experiences to contend with, including three varieties of pickled cabbage, sinister Christmas elves and an unpleasant visit from Sweden's answer to the BNP. It's all worth it though for Linda and baby John.

While Geoff and Linda now have their own place, he still has to deal with her disapproving Dad, Sten her alarmingly flirtatious mother Gunilla and her apparently suicidal, arsonist brother, Anders.

Geoff is determined to be more Swedish than the Swedes as he takes to his new country with renewed enthusiasm, and he has help, in the form of fellow expat, cynical Ian, an unending source of (slightly misleading) information, and Soran, a Danish Kurd with Swedophobia.

Geoff ...... Adam Riches
Sten ...... Thomas Oredsson
Linda ...... Sissela Benn
Gunilla ...... Anna-Lena Brundin
Ian ...... Danny Robins
Soran ...... Farshad Kohlgi
Anders Fredrik Andersson

With Thomas Ericsson and Shanthi Rydwall.

Director: Frank Stirling

A Unique production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in January 2016. .


TUE 07:30 Clare in the Community (m000937l)
Series 12

Questions, Questions

Clare's got tickets to 'Any Questions' This is going to be the best night of her life, even is she does have to take Mrs Singh. Elsewhere, Brian's gone back to Men's Group and discovered there's been some developments.

Starring Sally Phillips as, Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

We join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production

CAST
Clare.....SALLY PHILLIPS
Brian.....ALEX LOWE
Nina Conti / Monkey.....NINA CONTI
Jonathan Dimbleby.....RICHARD LUMSDEN
Mrs Singh..... NINA WADIA
Keith....ANDREW WINCOTT
Joan ..... SARAH THOM
Ursula.....REBECCA ROOT
Hayden.....GEORGE FOURACRES
Shaznay......JENNY BEDE
Jenny Murray.....JENNY MURRAY


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jln0)
The Greatest Mountain in the World

Neddie Seagoon attempts to climb a peak even higher than Everest.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren’t kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1954.


TUE 08:30 Beyond Our Ken (m0009cbx)
Series 3

Episode 10

Kenneth Horne visits the tax office and Hornerama turns its spotlight on the world of entertainment.

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 June 1960.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (m0009bws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Creme de la Crime (b00890lk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Wilkie Collins - No Name (b007jryr)
December 1847

Magdalen Vanstone searches for a letter that might win back her inheritance.

Conclusion of Wilkie Collins’ novel dramatised by Ray Jenkins.

Magdalen Vanstone ...... Sophie Thompson
Captain Wragge ...... Jack May
Miss Garth ...... Kathleen Helme
Norah Vanstone ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Mrs Wragge ...... Vivian Pickles
Pendril ...... John Moffatt
Admiral Bartram ...... Alan MacNaughtan
George Bartram ...... Christopher Scott
Louisa ...... Susan Sheridan
Loscombe ...... Christopher Good
Mrs Ruddock ...... Joanna Mackie
Captain Kirke ...... Robin Ellis
Mazey ...... Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Drake ...... Jo Manning Wilson
Dr Merrick ...... David Goudge
Narrator ...... Philip Sully

Music by Peter Brewis and played by Maurice Cambridge.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1989.


TUE 11:00 Short Cuts (b07j4pg4)
Series 9

Vanishing Point

From the man who'll help you disappear to coping with a sudden, shocking loss - Josie Long looks at vanishing points.

We hear stories of private investigators, the search for solitude in the dust bowl and a woman's life changing in one devastating second.

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall

A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2016.


TUE 11:30 After Eden (m0009cbz)
The Peace and The Passion

When her friend's marriage comes under strain, can the Rev Elaine Metcalfe balance the needs of her friends against those of her parishioners?

Alison Leonard's warm-hearted six-part drama about the life of a woman priest.

Rev Elaine Metcalfe …. Christine Pritchard
Gareth …. Simon Harris
Sian …. Sue Jones Davies
Mr Hudson …. Steve Hodson
Ellis … Dafydd Wyn Roberts
Josie … Marilyn Le Conte

Director: Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jln0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (m0009cbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0009cbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Pistols at Dawn (b00s6svn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b08g597j)
The Underground Railroad

Episode 7

Ridgeway the slave catcher is determined to deliver Cora back to the Randall Plantation.

Colson Whitehead's inventive novel follows Cora and Caesar as they escape from a Georgia slave plantation and run north in pursuit of freedom, aided by the stationmasters and conductors of the Underground Railroad.

This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America, which won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

Read by Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme)

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.


TUE 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhff4)
Fear and Desire

Film is many things, but its ability to carry us into the darkest dreams and fiercest desires of its characters via the magic of the score and the sound binds us all in the dark.

Author and film critic David Thomson takes a highly personal journey through the lasting impact and power of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


TUE 14:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009cc1)
Episode 2

Alice is on a mission to remove the concrete from the squat's toilets and to reconnect the electricity. Meanwhile, the other members of the Communist Centre Union squabble over who is entitled to live in the house.

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent, bourgeois revolutionaries living in a London squat.

Starring Olivia Vinall, Joe Armstrong and Sian Thomas.

Dramatised by Sarah Daniels.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Jasper ...... Joe Armstrong
Jim ...... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Bert ...... Ralph Davis
Pat ...... Isabella Inchbald
Philip ...... Gary Duncan
Roberta ...... Kath Weare
Faye ...... Abbie Andrews
Monika ...... Lauren Cornelius
Teresa ...... Sudha Bhuchar
Joan ...... Ellie Darvill

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2018.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b05077k4)
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

Episode 2

In the early 2000s, Peter Pomerantsev (the son of Russian political exiles) came to Moscow to work in the fast-growing television industry. He was perfectly placed to witness the transformation of the New Russia on its journey from communist collapse to a new form of dictatorship.

In a series of character studies, the subjects of Pomerantsev's reality TV documentaries, we glimpse the ways in which the Russian people have responded to and acted upon the opportunities of Putin's new world order. In this episode we meet Vitaly, the gangster-turned-filmmaker, who studied his favourite American mafia movies and then turned his auto-theft crimes into the subject of a hit drama series.

Written by Peter Pomerantsev

Read by Justin Salinger

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


TUE 15:00 Wilkie Collins - No Name (b007jryr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Act Your Age (b0100gr6)
Series 3

Episode 3

Simon Mayo hosts the three-way battle between the comedy generations to find out which is the funniest.

Will it be the Up-and-Comers, the Current Crop or the Old Guard who will be crowned, for one week at least, as the Golden Age of Comedy?

Holly Walsh is joined by Sean Walsh, Lucy Porter teams up with Hal Cruttenden and Tom O'Connor is paired with Dave Spikey.

Devised and produced by Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


TUE 16:30 The Break (b07dkk0k)
Series 1

Cold Mountain

Andy is beginning to settle in to the unusual seaside town of Flamford. When he and his Uncle Jeff find an abandoned fridge in the street, Jeff seizes the opportunity to teach his nephew the value of entrepreneurship.

Unfortunately, his plans are complicated by a particularly diligent and zealous Police Officer, a hard-nosed private landlord and Fish Shop Frank's refusal to see a business opportunity when it's sat on the pavement outside his chip shop.

Along the way, they meet a pair of half-hearted pirates, an eccentric plutocrat, Jeff's on-off paramour, Corinne and the youngest-sounding pub landlord in Britain.

Andy ...... Tom Palmer
Jeff ...... Philip Jackson
Frank ...... Mark Benton
PC Clark ...... Mark Benton
Corinne ...... Alison Steadman
Joyce ...... Alison Steadman
Morag ...... Alison Steadman
Max ...... Rasmus Hardiker
Julie ...... Shobna Gulati

Writers: Ian Brown and James Hendrie

Director: Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2016.


TUE 17:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06sg2mm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Clare in the Community (m000937l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland (b007x08g)
Episode 1

Two friends are camping near the bleak ruins of a huge old house in a remote spot in the west of Ireland, when they discover a ragged manuscript.

It purports to be the journal of an old recluse who once lived in the house with his sister. The manuscript describes his terrifying experiences of being besieged by supernatural creatures and another dimension...

Read by Jim Norton.

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


TUE 18:30 Musical Genes (b00hh21l)
Series 2

Sam Gibb

Tom Morton talks to the daughter of Bee Gee Maurice Gibb who died unexpectedly in 2003 aged just 53.

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

Producer: Mike Walker

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in February 2009.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jln0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (m0009cbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0009cbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Pistols at Dawn (b00s6svn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Short Cuts (b07j4pg4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:30 How to Burn a Million Quid (m0009cc3)
Rule 5

Rule 5: Know when to walk away.

With the last gasp from the now dead sheep, the KLF leave the music industry. They now take their fight against the Illuminati to the art world, and the Turner Prize of 1994. They are about to have the most brilliant idea of all. Or the most stupid. You decide.

Part five of the outrageous comedy drama telling the true story of the chart-topping pop duo known as KLF, who, in 1994, burned £1 million in cash on a remote Scottish Island.

It was their mission to cause chaos. And they did.

How to Burn a Million Quid features Paul Higgins (The Thick of It, Line of Duty) as Bill Drummond, Nicholas Burns (Nathan Barley, The World’s End) as Jimmy Cauty, with Kevin Eldon as Gimpo, Jeremy Stockwell as Ken Campbell and an outstanding cast of multi voice comedy performers.

Bill Drummond: Paul Higgins
Jimmy Cauty: Nicholas Burns
Gimpo: Kevin Eldon
Ken Campbell: Jeremy Stockwell
Everyone else: Kate O’Sullivan, Polly Kemp, Ronnie Jhuttie and Niall Ashdown
Original music by Somerset & Lewin
Original music by MZYLKYPOP (Mick Somerset, David Lewin, Simon Lewinski, Rachel E, Flip Clegg and Thom Foote)
Sound Design by Carl Scheleeshti Johnson
Produced and Directed by Boz Temple-Morris
Written by Sean Grundy and Cara Jennings

A HOLY MOUNTAIN production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 22:00 Clare in the Community (m000937l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll (b00fvg6h)
Eight Miles Low

In a series of lectures, rock musicologist and part-time media studies tutor Brian Appleton attempts to assert his rightful place in the music history books.

Charting the beginnings of Brian's influence on the rock world when, as a young boy, he met apprentice gravedigger Rod Stewart in Highgate cemetery and, with the help of a maggot, gave him the idea for Maggie May...

A six-part comedy series written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2001.


TUE 22:45 Before They Were Famous (b05vdtgg)
Series 3

Episode 1

Ian Leslie presents the show which brings to light the often surprising first literary attempts of the world's best known writers.

In this episode, we're first treated to graphic novelist Alan Moore's early drafts for the popular Fred Bassett cartoon strip.

We then turn to crime writer Patricia Cornwell and her perhaps excessively gory descriptions of fast food menu items, written as an early commission by a high street restaurateur when work was scarce.

Finally we hear from great poet Byron as he first plied his trade for a quick paycheque, penning headstone verses for beloved deceased pets.

To end the show, the first of our disturbingly unseasonal Christmas cracker jokes by Henrik Ibsen.

Producer: Claire Broughton

A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2015..


TUE 23:00 Seekers (b05zld8s)
Series 2

Stu's Birthday

It's Stuart's birthday, and Joe and Terry want to throw him a party. Meanwhile Nicola meets a very handsome man.

Matthew Horne, Daniel Mays, Tony Way and Zahra Ahmadi star in Steve Burge's sitcom set in a jobcentre.

Stuart ------ Matthew Horne
Joseph ------ Daniel Mays
Terry ----- Tony Way
Nicola ------ Zahra Ahmadi
Vanessa ----- Natalie Walter
Gary Probert ----- Steve Oram

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.


TUE 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0009lyf)
Lewis MacLeod 1/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Barry from Watford chats to Lewis MacLeod.


TUE 23:30 Think the Unthinkable (b007jm4p)
Series 1

London Transport

The Unthinkable Solutions team ride to the rescue of London's transport system.

Their strategy is to put Reg, an intense night-bus driver, in charge of London Transport, while chief executive Bud Jackson is sent back to driving tube trains...

James Cary’s award-winning sitcom about management consultants.

Ryan Packer ...... Marcus Brigstocke
Sophie Stott ...... Emma Kennedy
Daisy ...... Catherine Shepherd
Cynthia ...... Olivia Colman
Bud ...... Kim Wall
Reg ...... Chris Pavlo
Various ...... David Mitchell

Script associates: Paul Mayhew-Archer and Ed Drew.

Music by John Whitehall.

Producer: Adam Bromley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2001.



WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2019

WED 00:00 William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland (b007x08g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Musical Genes (b00hh21l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0009cbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Pistols at Dawn (b00s6svn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b08g597j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhff4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009cc1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b05077k4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Wilkie Collins - No Name (b007jryr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Act Your Age (b0100gr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Break (b07dkk0k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06sg2mm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Clare in the Community (m000937l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0009cq5)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 5

The Retired Colourman

"Burglary has always been an alternative profession and I have little doubt that I should have come to the front."

A simple case of adultery and theft turns sinister for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective.

Starring Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes and Norman Shelley as Dr Watson.

Josiah Amberle ...... John Ruddock
Reverend Elman ...... Garard Green
Inspector MacKinnon ...... Michael Kilgarriff
Mrs Hudson ...... Janet Morrison
Barker ...... Denis Goacher

Adapted for radio by Michael Hardwick.

Producer Graham Gauld

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1964.


WED 06:30 A Mortal Work of Art (b039pdtg)
As tattoos become ever more visible on the bodies of the British public, Mary Anne Hobbs explores the meeting point between the world of fine art and the world of tattoos.

She talks to Spider Webb, the tattoo artist credited with creating the first conceptual art tattoo and the artist Sandra Ann Vita Minchin who is in the process of getting a 17th century Dutch masterpiece tattooed on her back. She visits art historian Dr Matt Lodder who is writing what will be the first art history text on tattooing. She meets Alex Binnie, proprietor of Into You Tattoo - one of the first tattoo parlours in the UK to openly fuse fine art and tattooing.

Writer Shelley Jackson caught public attention worldwide when she launched her Skin project in 2003. Skin was to be a short story which would exist as over two thousand words individually tattooed on volunteers. These participants would become the words in Shelley's story. Mary Anne talks to Shelley about the inspiration behind Skin and she meets one of Shelley's words - the novelist and short story connosseiur Nicholas Royle.

Mary Anne discusses how fine art is influencing and being influenced by tattooing with Sion Smith, editor of Skin Deep, the UK's best-selling Tattoo Magazine and Trent Aitken-Smith editor of Tattoo Master. She talks to one of the new generation of tatto artists, Amanda Wachob, who sees skin as the ultimate canvas.

A Mortal Work of Art explores a practice often portrayed as a marginal pursuit, but that is most definitely mainstream today, and asks why the art establishment has taken such a long time to embrace it.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2013.


WED 07:00 Potting On (b00l3pxx)
Wedding

Invited to a big wedding, Pam wants to buy a big hat to wear and a big present for the bride and groom.

But Gordon’s got a severe pain in his wallet...

Sitcom about a couple at odds over running a garden centre and growing older.

Starring Pam Ayres as Pam and Geoffrey Whitehead as Gordon.

Written by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds with Pam Ayres.

With Trevor Bannister, Karl Theobald, Alex Tregear and Jemma Churchill.

Sitcom by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.

Producer Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.


WED 07:30 The Quanderhorn Xperimentations (b0bbp001)
Series 1

Fear! Terror! Gut-wrenching Horror! Arg Arg. Please!

It's 1952, as usual.

Having fired the Dangerous Giant Space Laser at the alien vessel containing his crew, Quanderhorn (James Fleet) creates "improved" duplicates of them all as replacements.

Meanwhile the originals - having luckily escaped the blast by triggering the Mercurian metadrive thanks to an astonishingly angry outburst from Guuuurk (Kevin Eldon) - find themselves marooned in a strange forest which the Martian deduces is somewhere in the Crab Nebula.

The professor receives a dire warning from his future self, as an ancient alien ziggurat emerges at Piccadilly Circus Tube Station - just by the chocolate machine. He hastens to London to investigate with his new assistants.

Our heroes are slightly surprised when a number 43 bus to Highgate Woods arrives unexpectedly and they race to Piccadilly Circus to confront the professor and their doppelgangers.

But Prime Minister Churchill (John Sessions) has plans of his own to deal with Quanderhorn, and summons up his crack Lab Busting bomber squadron.

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations - an adventure beyond human understanding.

Cast:
Professor Quanderhorn- James Fleet
Brian Nylon- Ryan Sampson
Dr Gemini Janussen- Cassie Layton
Guuurk- Kevin Eldon
Troy Quanderhorn- Freddie Fox
Winston Churchill/Jenkins- John Sessions
Synthetic Voice Rachel Atkins

Created and written by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall
Directed by Andrew Marshall
Music by Peter Brewis
Engineered, Edited and Sound designed by Alistair McGregor
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Produced by Rob Grant and Gordon Kennedy
Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k0pd)
Series 1

The Sheik

The lad signs to Sid's new studio, but filming doesn't quite go to plan.

Starring Tony Hancock.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed 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 February 1955.


WED 08:30 Listen to Les (b007jx9g)
From 04/01/1981

Les Dawson unveils how the mother-in-law joke was invented, and the real story of Humpty Dumpty is revealed!

With Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1981.


WED 09:00 The 3rd Degree (b0b91t07)
Series 8

University of Dundee

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from the University of Dundee.

Specialist subjects include Geography, Art and Physics, and questions ranging from Rachel Whiteread and Röntgen Rays to the Shiba Inu from the meme and Gnasher from The Beano.

Recorded on location at a different University each week, three Undergraduates are pitted against three of their Professors in an original and fresh take on an academic quiz.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the Highbrow and Lowbrow round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, sport, and quite possibly Justin Bieber. In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds see students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offering plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

Producer: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2018.


WED 09:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00zf4tk)
Series 1

Educating Robert

Sue manages to get Robert some work instructing drama at her school.

Is he a natural teacher or a natural disaster?

John Gordon Sinclair stars in Paul Mayhew-Archer's sitcom.

Robert Wilson ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Sue ..... Caroline Quentin

With:
John Clive
Jennifer Piercey
Jo Kendall
Richard Tate
Joan Walker
David Learner
Ian Targett
Melinda Walker
Richard Pearce

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1989.


WED 10:00 Drama (b06tvzqr)
The Continuing Adventures of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Deceased)

An original western by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

It’s 1904. New Mexico. Legendary lawman Pat Garrett has grown weary and old. An altercation with President Roosevelt has left his future looking bleak, his present is awash with whisky, blood and bullets, and all the while he’s haunted by a ghost from his past.

This is the story of how the myth of the Wild West was created and how outlaws were forged into great American heroes.

Pat Garrett ..... Sean Gilder
Billy The Kid ..... Sam Swann
Nancy ..... Madeline Appiah
Benjy ..... Edward Hogg
Clayton Claypole ..... Nathan Osgood
President Roosevelt ..... Rolf Saxon
Stubbenfield ..... John Guerrasio
Maxwell ..... Caolan McCarthy

Director: Helen Perry

Made for BBC Radio 4 by BBC Cymru Wales and first broadcast in January 2016.


WED 11:00 Growing Pains (m0009cq7)
3. Teenage Diary & Summer with Monika

Grace Dent locks herself in her teenage bedroom and rifles through the BBC Radio Archives to celebrate the awkward, emotional, and unfortunately inevitable adolescent experience.

Grace concludes reminiscing about the heartbreak and arguments that were an everyday part of her own teenage years growing up in Carlisle in the 1970s. She takes Young Adult author Steven Camden back to the park to conjure up memories of adolescent boredom and longing and persuades some real-life teenagers to explain their lives, lingo and of course mobile phones to her.

Featuring:

'My Teenage Diary'
Richard Herring opens up his teenage diary for Rufus Hound

'Summer with Monika'
Dramatisation of Roger McGough's iconic poem about young love in the 1960s. Starring Mark McGann and Katy Carmichael.

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2017.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k0pd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Listen to Les (b007jx9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0009cq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 A Mortal Work of Art (b039pdtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b08g7nwz)
The Underground Railroad

Episode 8

Cora meets freeborn men for the first time and begins a new life on the Valentine farm.

Colson Whitehead's inventive novel follows Cora and Caesar as they escape from a Georgia slave plantation and run north in pursuit of freedom, aided by the stationmasters and conductors of the Underground Railroad.

This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America, which won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

Read by Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme)

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


WED 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhffg)
Wired for Sound

The dream of a universal language of film, even one that took place in silence with titles, died as Al Jolson sang for his 'mammy' in The Jazz Singer (1927).

A new age of dreaming and illusion was upon us and it had many voices.

Author David Thomson takes a highly personal journey through the meaning of film and its impact on us.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


WED 14:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009cq9)
Episode 3

Alice continues her efforts to make the squat habitable, but resists Pat's attempts to confide about her strange relationship with Jasper.

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent, bourgeois revolutionaries living in a London squat.

Starring Olivia Vinall, Joe Armstrong and Sian Thomas.

Dramatised in ten parts by Sarah Daniels.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Jasper ...... Joe Armstrong
Jim ...... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Bert ...... Ralph Davis
Pat ...... Isabella Inchbald
Philip ...... Gary Duncan
Mary ...... Kath Weare
Monika ...... Lauren Cornelius
Mrs Shah ...... Sudha Bhuchar

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2018.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b0507lh0)
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

Episode 3

In the early 2000s, Peter Pomerantsev (the son of Russian political exiles) came to Moscow to work in the fast-growing television industry. He was perfectly placed to witness the transformation of the New Russia on its journey from communist collapse to a new form of dictatorship.

"Black is white and white is black." Like the subject of an absurdist short story by Gogol, businesswoman Yana Yakovleva finds herself accused of drug trafficking and is falsely imprisoned: an innocent victim of political wrangling near the top of the Kremlin.

Written by Peter Pomerantsev

Read by Justin Salinger

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


WED 15:00 Drama (b06tvzqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b0b91t07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00zf4tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Potting On (b00l3pxx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 The Quanderhorn Xperimentations (b0bbp001)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland (b007wznx)
Episode 2

After beginning to read the ragged manuscript purporting to be written by an old recluse, the narrator and his sister face the swine-like supernatural creatures' terrifying siege...

Read by Jim Norton.

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b01n6td2)
Series 5

Charles Collingwood

Charles Collingwood, better known as Brian Aldridge in The Archers, talks about his life and acting career.

Series showcasing the reminiscences of well-loved broadcasters chatting to a live audience.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k0pd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Listen to Les (b007jx9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0009cq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 A Mortal Work of Art (b039pdtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Growing Pains (m0009cq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 The Quanderhorn Xperimentations (b0bbp001)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Warhorses of Letters (b01p4252)
Series 2

Episode 2

The world's greatest epistolary equine love story.

The Duke of Wellington's horse Copenhagen's romance with Marengo (Napoleon's horse) has lead to a proposal of marriage.

But planning a wedding is fraught with arguments for our gay horses... church or wood? Should people be invited or just horses? And which of them is the groom?

Marengo ..... Stephen Fry
Copenhagen ..... Daniel Rigby
Narrator ..... Tamsin Greig

Written by Robbie Hudson and Marie Phillips

Producer: Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


WED 22:45 The John Moloney Show (b05vcyvv)
Series 1

Chomsky, Marks and Brustwarts

A joke about a German baby, a tale about his old life as a teacher and a run in with a hen night.

John Moloney has been headlining comedy clubs all over the world. We've captured him at his very best performing in front of an appreciative audience at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Written and performed by John Moloney

Producer: Alan Lorraine

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2015.


WED 23:00 The Jason Byrne Show (b01phj38)
Series 3

The Irish and the Scottish Are Black-Belts in Misery

Jason compares international attitudes to other people's good fortune and explains why his Irish background means that revelling in misery is never far away.

Why is British fruit so bitter? Can Jason relieve heart-ache in the audience and what simple pleasures make Jason and his son happy?

Themed audience comedy show with high-energy stand-up and sketches featuring Laurence Howarth and Daisy Haggard.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2010.


WED 23:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b08bb33b)
Series 3

Working for a Living

Stephen takes his first steps into working life.

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

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.

Starring Stephen K Amos, Ellen Thomas, Laurie Kynaston, Frances Barber, Bola Okun, Emerald Crankson, Karen Bartke and David Sterne.

Producer: Paul Sheehan

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



THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER 2019

THU 00:00 William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland (b007wznx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b01n6td2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m0009cq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 A Mortal Work of Art (b039pdtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b08g7nwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhffg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009cq9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b0507lh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Drama (b06tvzqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b0b91t07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00zf4tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Potting On (b00l3pxx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Quanderhorn Xperimentations (b0bbp001)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b012yv9b)
Series 1

London Pride

George Dixon is showing new boy in blue, Andy Crawford, the ropes on the beat of Dock Green in London's East End.

Much to PC Crawford's surprise, Dixon is prepared to bend the rules in order to arrest one of a gang of safebreakers.

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as Andy Crawford.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp' which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Jack Judd ...... MacDonnell
Emmy Judd ...... Avril Elgar
Lenny Judd ...... Jacob Dylan
Agar ...... Jonathan Tafler
Fred Jenkins ...... Eddie Martin

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.


THU 06:30 Never Before in the History of Motion Pictures... (b00rkm42)
With the help of Michael Winner, actress Adjoah Andoh - and those both currently and formerly responsible for bringing us the hyperbole and bombast we've come to expect from film advertising - writer Patrick Humphries takes an affectionate look at the story of the movie trailer.

He charts its beginnings from simple cinema slide into the high octane technological wizardry we're used to today.

Central to the story in the UK is Esther Harris who dominated British trailer making for over 50 years beginning in the 1920s. We hear from this 'Queen of Trailers', herself in a never before broadcast interview. This wonderfully eccentric 90 year old explains over a cup of tea how her extraordinary career began and the problems she encountered with censors and occasionally directors including Michael Winner who she recalls told her, "you're a bloody nuisance you know but you've got style!"

Passionate trailer lover Michael Winner talks about Esther and that relentlessly thorny issue, censorship and we find out about his own personal trailer favourites.

With king size thrills and breathtaking suspense, this is a never before heard tribute to a unique aspect of the film industry; and of course, perhaps to no ones surprise, it features a very gravelly voice....

Producer: Katrina Fallon

A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in March 2010.


THU 07:00 Fat Chance (b01byc68)
Better Wed Than Dead

It's Kelly's wedding day and the rest of the slimming club rally round to give her a day she'll never forget - though she may want to...

Jenny McDade's high-fat bittersweet comedy for those believing there's a thin person inside them begging to get out.

Graham Pitscottie ..... Gareth Corke
Wendy Bottomley ..... Janine Duvitski
Clive Bottomley ..... Michael Troughton
Soo Pitscottie ..... Anne Reid
Tina Tattersall ..... Julia Deakin
Kelly Chambers ..... Tilly Gaunt
Lee Dubs ..... Harry Myers
Mrs Enright ..... Frances Jeater

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.


THU 07:30 Alone (m00094lp)
Series 2

A Cry For No Help

Written by Moray Hunter and starring Angus Deayton. A sitcom about five single, middle aged neighbours living in flats in a converted house in North London - with Abigail Cruttenden, Pearce Quigley, Kate Isitt and Bennett Arron.

Mitch (Angus Deayton) is a widower and part-time therapist, looking to put his life back together now that he is single and living with Will (Pearce Quigley), his younger, more volatile and unhappily divorced half-brother. Elsewhere in the building is schoolteacher Ellie (Abigail Cruttenden) who is shy, nervous and holds a secret candle for Mitch. Overly honest, frustrated actress Louisa (Kate Isitt), and socially inept IT nerd Morris (Bennett Arron) complete the line-up of mis-matched neighbours.

In this series opener, A Cry For No Help, Mitch is desperate to have his wedding anniversary pass unnoticed to avoid any awkwardness in the house. Unfortunately, Will lets the anniversary cat out of the bag and Mitch, who is endeavouring to find someone to hold on to his spare keys, encounters very strange reactions to this seemingly simple request.

Cast:
Mitch - Angus Deayton
Will - Pearce Quigley
Ellie - Abigail Cruttenden
Louisa - Kate Isitt
Morris - Bennett Arron

Written and created by Moray Hunter
Directed by Moray Hunter and Gordon Kennedy
Sound Engineer and Editor: Jerry Peal
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Based on an original idea developed in association with Dandy Productions
Recorded live at RADA Studios London

Produced by Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b050cx7p)
From 20/10/1963

Down Your Way is in the village of Knotty Ash, Doddy croons a ditty and the World's Worst.

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

Starring Ken Dodd. With Judith Chalmers (Wish You Were Here), John Laurie (Dad's Army), Wallas Eaton, Percy Edwards, Peter Hudson and The Barry Sisters.

BBC Revue Orchestra, Conducted by Malcolm Lockyer

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Produced by Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.


THU 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qhq9b)
Series 2

Episode 4

Rent-a-pet with a twist - and an Alien's plans for invading Earth.

More quick-fire sketches, terrible puns, humorous songs plus TV and cinema parodies.

Stars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.

Written by Graeme Garden, Johnnie Mortimer & Brian Cooke, Bill Oddie, Peter Vincent and David McKellar.

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

Songs by Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1965.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m0009brh)
Series 3

4. Kingsley Amis

James Walton tests Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Lynne Truss and Sue Limb in the game of literary correctness.

Author of the week: Chaucer

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


THU 09:30 For Better or for Worse (b00gfsmm)
Series 1

Episode 3

Sweethearts Bernard and Iris scour the neighbourhood for his sulking dad.

Gorden Kaye and Su Pollard star in Vince Powell’s sitcom about the turbulent relationship of an odd couple.

Iris ...... Su Pollard
Bernard ...... Gorden Kaye
Wilf ...... David Ross
Daisy ...... Paula Tilbrook
Police Sergeant ...... Peter Wheeler
Doreen ...... Julie Higginson
Tommy ...... Roger John-Lee

Writer Vince Powell (1928–2009) scripted a number of popular TV sitcoms including Love Thy Neighbour, For the Love of Ada and Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width.

Produced in Manchester by Mike Craig.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1993.


THU 10:00 John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman (b00hhn1j)
Episode 1

1867 Lyme Regis: Charles Smithson's complacent snobbery is about to be shattered as he encounters a young social outcast, Sarah Woodruff.

John Hurt narrates John Fowles' passionate epic of two lovers in conflict with starched Victorian society.

Narrator ...... John Hurt
Charles ...... Jonathan Firth
Sarah ...... Emily Bruni
Ernestina ...... Kelly Reilly
Mrs Tranter ...... Elizabeth Spriggs
Dr Grogan ...... TP McKenna
Mrs Poulteney ...... Susan Jameson
Sam ...... Nick Sayce
Mary ...... Ella Smith
The Dairyman ...... Gerard McDermott
Mrs Fairley ...... Colleen Prendergast
Ostler ...... Wayne Foskett

Dramatised by Graham White.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


THU 11:00 Guy de Maupassant - The Necklace (m0009brp)
In Paris, a young woman discovers that scaling the social ladder needs a very delicate balance.

Kathryn Hurlbutt reads Guy de Maupassant's classic short story.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1990.


THU 11:15 Drama (b0512jgm)
Laura Lomas - Fragments

Meteorites are more frequent than we might imagine, but few of them ever make it to Earth. They travel towards us at 40,000 mph and burn up the closer they get. Fragments of matter splinter and explode as they disintegrate.

Occasionally these powerful celestial events collide with everyday life.

In this original drama by Laura Lomas, four unconnected people are heading to the North East Yorkshire coast on the day of a forecast meteorite explosion. Katarzyna has just found out her bank account has been emptied, so she cannot bring her younger sister over from Poland. Jamie is just out of prison and paralysed by fear at the thought of clearing out his dead mother's house. Michael is driving back to the spot where he and his now-deceased daughter enjoyed summer holiday. Aaron, 15 years old, believes his absent father will meet him to witness the meteorite.

Fragments is a sharp, warm contemporary drama, mixing ordinary struggles with the theatre of interstellar space.

Recorded on location in North Yorkshire.

Michael....................................David Crellin
Katarzyna.................................Hara Yannas
Aaron....................................Ian Weichardt
Jamie....................................Mark Holgate
Suzanne/Becky.....................Ursula Holden Gill

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Polly Thomas
Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Somethin Else production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in February 2015.


THU 12:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b050cx7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qhq9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b012yv9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Never Before in the History of Motion Pictures... (b00rkm42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b08g7vh6)
The Underground Railroad

Episode 9

Cora's refuge, Valentine farm, comes under threat.

Colson Whitehead's inventive novel follows Cora and Caesar as they escape from a Georgia slave plantation and run north in pursuit of freedom, aided by the stationmasters and conductors of the Underground Railroad.

This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America, which won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

Read by Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme)

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


THU 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhffs)
The Big Kill-Off

Cinema has made us see death and final moments in any number of fiendish and inventive ways, but is it a little too in love with this shadowy realm?

Remembering those who lost their celluloid lives and entered our collective dreams.

Author David Thomson continues his journey through the power of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


THU 14:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009brs)
Episode 4

Jasper and Bert are away in Ireland, attempting to court the IRA. And Alice's theft from her father's office leads to Jim getting the sack.

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent, bourgeois revolutionaries living in a London squat.

Starring Olivia Vinall, Joe Armstrong and Sian Thomas.

Dramatised in ten parts by Sarah Daniels.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Jasper ...... Joe Armstrong
Jim ...... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Bert ...... Ralph Davis
Pat ...... Isabella Inchbald
Philip ...... Gary Duncan
Roberta ...... Kath Weare
Faye ...... Abbie Andrews
Cedric ...... Neil McCaul

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2018.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b050bcf3)
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

Episode 4

In the early 2000s, Peter Pomerantsev came to Moscow to work in the fast-growing television industry. He was perfectly placed to witness the transformation of the New Russia on its journey from communist collapse to a new form of dictatorship.

"Old walls and doors know something we can't understand... the true nature of time." Peter tours the city's hidden courtyards and side streets with Mozayev, a 'guardian spirit' of Old Moscow and self-proclaimed defender of its fast-disappearing historic architecture.

Written by Peter Pomerantsev

Read by Justin Salinger

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


THU 15:00 John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman (b00hhn1j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m0009brh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 For Better or for Worse (b00gfsmm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Fat Chance (b01byc68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Alone (m00094lp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland (b007www2)
Episode 3

Will the narrator and his dog survive a watery entrapment?

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Read by Jim Norton.

Abridged in four parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b03bdsnt)
Series 31

Sir Brendan Barber on John Steinbeck

Matthew Parris is joined by trade unionist Sir Brendan Barber who nominates American author John Steinbeck as his Great Life. The author of The Grapes of Wrath aimed to fight the cause of the common man, was derided by the right as a Communist and by the left as a sell-out for supporting the Vietnam war. Brendan Barber picks through the politics and explains how Steinbeck influenced him as a teenager to look towards joining the trade union movement.

After early success, describing the catastrophic effects of the Great Depression and the Dustbowl in Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck became war correspondant, nobel laureate, presidential speechwriter, Hollywood scriptwriter, and environmentalist. Professor Christopher Bigsby from the University of East Anglia helps guide us through the life of a man described as 'America's Charles Dickens'.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2013.


THU 19:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b050cx7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qhq9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b012yv9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Never Before in the History of Motion Pictures... (b00rkm42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Guy de Maupassant - The Necklace (m0009brp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b0512jgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Alone (m00094lp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (m0009bs2)
Series 21

Episode 6

The week's news stories lovingly moulded into sketches and one-liners by the public.


THU 23:00 Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair (b09czt2x)
Series 4

A Nice Time with All the Family

Julie's always hated her birthday parties so she's determined her 60th will be different but her family don't seem to have heard.

The last in a series of Jenny Eclair's comic monologues where four women reach a crisis in their lives.

Beverley Callard is best known for playing Liz McDonald in ITV's Coronation Street but has also found time to appear in 'The Rise and Fall of Little Voice', Two Pints of Lager and A Packet of Crisps and 'Mile High' amongst other TV appearances.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2017.


THU 23:15 The Lach Chronicles (b04vf964)
Series 2

Home on the Range

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His eccentric night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach recalls the genesis of his career and - ultimately - his independent life. Always an outsider, his young rejection of aspiration and fledgling discoveries of Messrs Bruce and Bob led Lach to a salvation he still holds dear.

Producer: Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


THU 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0009lyh)
Lewis MacLeod 2/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Barry from Watford chats again to Lewis MacLeod.


THU 23:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b07q8st0)
Series 2

Possessions

Mark Watson discusses our need for possessions.

We spend a lot of life accruing stuff. Does it really make us happy? Would we be better off throwing it all in the river? Is there a middle ground where we can throw most of it in the lake, but keep our car because it's useful?

Multi-award winning Mark Watson is assisted and impeded in equal measure by henchmen Sam Simmons and Will Adamsdale, in his quest to make some sort of sense of life, against the backdrop of a world that has, in recent times, come to seem even more peculiar than usual.

The tenacious trio take on some of human life's central topics - family, spirituality, Scandinavia. Watson peddles his unique, high-octane stand-up while Simmons and Adamsdale chip in with interjections which include (but are not limited to) music, shopping lists, life advice, stunts, avant-garde offerings and divvy interactions.

Expect big laughs, controlled chaos and an attempt to answer the one question none of us can quite escape from - what exactly is going on?

Producer: Lianne Coop

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2016.



FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2019

FRI 00:00 William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland (b007www2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b03bdsnt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b012yv9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Never Before in the History of Motion Pictures... (b00rkm42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b08g7vh6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhffs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009brs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b050bcf3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman (b00hhn1j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m0009brh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 For Better or for Worse (b00gfsmm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Fat Chance (b01byc68)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Alone (m00094lp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b013216n)
Series 1

Needle in a Haystack

A baby's life is in danger when some pep pills go missing and George Dixon causes a stir at home when he offers PC Crawford the spare room...

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon, David Tennant as Andy Crawford and Charlene Brooks as Mary Dixon.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp' which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Archie ...... Jonah Cook
Billy Monks ...... Michael Carolan
Mary Dixon ...... Charlene Brooks
Nancy Harris ...... Carol MacReady
Mrs Monks ...... Kate Byers

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.


FRI 06:30 The Bob Graham Round (b0184vh6)
The Bob Graham Round is perhaps the most gruelling of all Fell Running challenges. Athletes have to climb 42 peaks, run about 70 miles and ascend 27 000 feet - which is about the height of Everest from sea level - all in a period of 24 hours. The run takes place in the glorious beauty of The Lake District, with its rapidly changing weather and underfoot conditions. It's a challenge which unites two diverse motivators of great art : human endeavour and the beauty of nature.

This year, while determined runners made their attempts at the Bob Graham Round, a young Italian composer has been writing a brand new piece of music that celebrates fell running in The Lakes. Maurizio Malagnini had never visited Cumbria before and had never heard of fell running. Ironically these were two of the reasons he was asked to write a new piece of work for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, they wanted to see how fresh eyes would be inspired.

The programme follows two stories: the development of Maurizio's composition and the attempt of two runners seeking to complete The Bob Graham Round.


FRI 07:00 Babblewick Hall (b01nlzcw)
Series 1

Episode 6

The downfall of Squire Fenton and Babblewick Hall appears imminent with the arrival of Fenton's father who has plans for his wayward son. Not least that he should marry the insipid and bewhiskered Harriet.

Meanwhile, Augustus makes a dramatic discovery...

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

Conclusion of the first series of Scott Cherry’s sitcom set in the 18th-century.

Fenton Babblewick ...... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe ...... Forbes Masson
William Babblewick ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Elizabeth Babblewick ...... Pauline Yates
Harriet ...... Courtney King
Septimus Hickey ...... John Moffat
Molly ...... Gillian Bevan
Barney ...... David Antrobus
Jack ...... Sam Kelly

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.


FRI 07:30 Sofie Hagen: How to Love Your Fat (m00099xr)
Award-winning author-comedian Sofie Hagen examines society’s relationship with fat people and, with her infectious wit, sets a funny and impassioned agenda for moving beyond mere body positivity to a better world for everyone - fat or not.

Fatphobia is one of the last acceptable prejudices in a world that should really know better. Society continues to send poisonous messages about weight and size, causing widespread misery and mental illness, and dangerously skewing the priorities of millions of young people. Sofie Hagen, the brilliant comedian and author of last year’s hugely successful manifesto Happy Fat, asks what it really means to love your body at any size, and sets out a vision for a world where people aren't defined by their bodies.

A personal, fiercely funny examination of a subject everyone else is scared to talk about.

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jr1v)
Series 3

Not to Be Unwrapped the Burkiss Way

Queen Victoria needs some help with a personal problem - and all is revealed 'Upstairs Downstairs'.

Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett .

Cult sketch comedy series which originally ran from 1976 to 1980.

Written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Producer: John Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1977.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jnv2)
Series 6

Upstairs Downstairs, Upstairs Downstairs

Albert's laid up with a bad back leaving poor Harold overworked.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold.

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

Albert ...... Wilfrid Brambell
Harold ...... Harry H Corbett
Doctor ...... Michael McClain

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.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in February 1976.


FRI 09:00 It's Not What You Know (b037hmyc)
Series 2

Episode 4

Who is Nick Helm's all time hero? What is the most embarrassing thing Isy Suttie's mum ever did? Who would play Dougie Anderson in the film of his life?

All these questions, and more, will be answered in the show hosted by Miles Jupp, where panellists are tested on how well they know their nearest and dearest.

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


FRI 09:30 Gush (b04y52ct)
Episode 1

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's epic tale of bitter rivals whose destinies are tragically intertwined.

Written by master storyteller "Archie Jeffries", this six-part series is set in Durban at the Transworld Oil Conference - with the world on the brink of war.

What could divide two close friends, the aristocratic Foxwell Cravate (Martin Jarvis) and American tycoon Max Pomeroy (Mac Macdonald), so far apart that their rivalry has come to threaten the human race? There's only one way to find out - with flashbacks - as we discover how their rivalry began at Cambridge.

The two women in the rivals' lives are Lolanthe Diamond (Caroline Quentin) and Arabella Derbyshire (Felicity Montagu). Also featuring Mandy Knight, Julian Dutton and Jonathan Coy.

Spoofing the novels of Jeffrey Archer, Private Eye editor Ian Hislop originally joked that the series was adapted from the blockbuster novel of the same name - aping the style of the best TV mini-series of the 90s.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.


FRI 10:00 John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman (b00hk2dv)
Episode 2

Charles's life as a complacent Victorian gent has been overturned by his secret meetings with the mysterious Sarah on the under-cliff at Lyme.

Having vowed to end the liaison he finds himself lured one last time. He kisses Sarah passionately. Then discovers they're being watched...

John Hurt concludes John Fowles' passionate epic of two lovers in conflict with starched Victorian society.

Narrator ...... John Hurt
Charles ...... Jonathan Firth
Sarah ...... Emily Bruni
Ernestina ...... Kelly Reilly
Dr Grogan ...... TP McKenna
Mrs Endicott ...... Susan Jameson
Sam ...... Nick Sayce
Mary ...... Ella Smith
Mr Freeman ...... Gerard McDermott
Mrs Rogers ...... Colleen Prendergast
Montague ...... Wayne Foskett
Prostitute ...... Sophie Roberts
Curate ...... John Cummins

Dramatised by Graham White.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0009csz)
Audio Fiction with Ella Watts

Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jr1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jnv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b013216n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Bob Graham Round (b0184vh6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b08g7zv8)
The Underground Railroad

Episode 10

Cora faces Ridgeway once more, and makes a final journey on the railroad.

Colson Whitehead's inventive novel follows Cora and Caesar as they escape from a Georgia slave plantation and run north in pursuit of freedom, aided by the stationmasters and conductors of the Underground Railroad.

This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America, which won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

Concluded by Clarke Peters.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


FRI 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhfg3)
You Must Remember This

"Every movie is about time passing away and memory trying to say it was a story."

Author David Thomson continues his idiosyncratic journey through the collective dream of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


FRI 14:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009ct1)
Episode 5

Alice finally meets her revolutionary neighbour, the enigmatic Comrade Andrew.

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent, bourgeois revolutionaries living in a London squat.

Starring Olivia Vinall, Joe Armstrong and Sian Thomas.

Dramatised in ten parts by Sarah Daniels.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Jasper ...... Joe Armstrong
Felicity ...... Lauren Cornelius
Andrew ...... Adam Fitzgerald
Pat ...... Isabella Inchbald
Philip ...... Gary Duncan
Roberta ...... Kath Weare
Faye ...... Abbie Andrews

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2018.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b050bwpf)
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

Episode 5

In the early 2000s, Peter Pomerantsev (the son of Russian political exiles) came to Moscow to work in the fast-growing television industry. He was perfectly placed to witness the transformation of the New Russia on its journey from communist collapse to a new form of dictatorship.

In this episode, he reflects upon the fractured nature of a country (and its people) that has moved so quickly from communism to capitalism, where the difference between 'public' and 'private' selves can, by necessity, be extreme. Realising that he can't maintain such psychological divisions, he decides to return to London.

Written by Peter Pomerantsev

Read by Justin Salinger

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


FRI 15:00 John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman (b00hk2dv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b037hmyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Gush (b04y52ct)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Babblewick Hall (b01nlzcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Sofie Hagen: How to Love Your Fat (m00099xr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland (b007wxhs)
Episode 4

Back from his voyage, the narrator sees a sinister green hand at his window...

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Concluded by Jim Norton.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076mrp)
Anger

Matthew Parris talks about rage with broadcaster Shyama Perera, journalist Cristina Odone and Rouzbeh Pirouz. From August 2004.


FRI 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jr1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jnv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b013216n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Bob Graham Round (b0184vh6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0009csz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Sofie Hagen: How to Love Your Fat (m00099xr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b01p1plb)
Series 3

Episode 2

The embarrassing auntie gets hip, and some curious memories of the British Raj.

Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia.

Gold Winner of the Sony Radio Academy Awards. The sketch comedy show originally ran on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998, later transferring to TV on BBC TWO from 1998 to 2001.

Scripted by Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Sanjeev Kohli.

Script Editor: Sharat Sardana

Producer: Anil Gupta.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


FRI 23:00 Talking to Strangers (b0717j28)
Episode 4

Comic monologues in which a range of characters find themselves engaging in that most un-British of activities: talking to a stranger.

Each piece is a character study: funny, frank, absurd, moving... Characters include a sex councillor who loves to draw, a spy who loves to share, a woman who likes to help too much ('I'm a serial helpist...'), a frustrated falconer, and a cheater who has to call her cheatee the morning after. And in this show, the listener themselves 'plays' the silent stranger in the piece...

Written and performed by Sally Phillips and Lily Bevan.

With guest stars including Emma Thompson, Olivia Coleman, Jessica Hynes, Steve Evets, Sinead Matthews and Joel Fry.

Producer: Sam Bryan

A BBC Comedy Production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2016.


FRI 23:30 Irish Micks and Legends (b01nq4j1)
Series 1

Tir Na Nog

Aisling Bea and Yasmine Akram become Ais and Yaz and are the very best pals. They are taking their role as Ireland's freshest story-tellers to the British nation very seriously indeed but they haven't had the time to do much research, learn their lines or work out who is doing which parts.

The girls' unconventional way of telling stories involves a concoction of thoroughly inappropriate modern-day metaphors and references to many of the ancient Irish stories.

With a natural knack for both comedy and character voices Yasmine Akram and Aisling Bea will bring you warm, modern re-workings of popular ancient Irish stories.

Today it's Tir Na Nog.

Written and performed by Aisling Bea and Yasmine Akram

Producer: Raymond Lau.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


FRI 23:45 Terry Alderton's All Crazy Now (b0643vfq)
Chicken Pole Vault

There's a pole vaulting chicken, a racing cow, a dancing bear and several confused inner voices. Street Kid is back with Morgan the Free Man and an ironic Australian - or is it an ironic Englishman? Irony is harder than it looks.

Let Terry take you on a sonic journey through comedy and possible madness. Prepare to be surprised, shocked and delighted.

Written by and starring Terry Alderton.

Additional material by Johnny Spurling, Boothby Graffoe, Richard Melvin, Julia Sutherland and Owen Parker.

Sound designed by Sean Kerwin

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2015.




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

'Electric News' - The World's First Radio Station 06:30 MON (b03gby1r)

'Electric News' - The World's First Radio Station 13:30 MON (b03gby1r)

'Electric News' - The World's First Radio Station 20:30 MON (b03gby1r)

'Electric News' - The World's First Radio Station 01:30 TUE (b03gby1r)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b06j5ycg)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00fl0cn)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00fl0cn)

A Mortal Work of Art 06:30 WED (b039pdtg)

A Mortal Work of Art 13:30 WED (b039pdtg)

A Mortal Work of Art 20:30 WED (b039pdtg)

A Mortal Work of Art 01:30 THU (b039pdtg)

A Short Gentleman 23:30 SUN (b019rqh1)

AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (m0009byv)

AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (m0009byv)

Act Your Age 16:00 TUE (b0100gr6)

Act Your Age 04:00 WED (b0100gr6)

After Eden 11:30 TUE (m0009cbz)

Alone 07:30 THU (m00094lp)

Alone 17:30 THU (m00094lp)

Alone 22:00 THU (m00094lp)

Alone 05:30 FRI (m00094lp)

Am I Tone Deaf? 01:30 SAT (b014641m)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 WED (b00zf4tk)

An Actor's Life for Me 16:30 WED (b00zf4tk)

An Actor's Life for Me 04:30 THU (b00zf4tk)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b00nmzp7)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b00nmzp7)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b00nmzp7)

Babblewick Hall 05:00 SAT (b01nh8zv)

Babblewick Hall 07:00 FRI (b01nlzcw)

Babblewick Hall 17:00 FRI (b01nlzcw)

Before They Were Famous 22:45 TUE (b05vdtgg)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 TUE (m0009cbx)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 TUE (m0009cbx)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 TUE (m0009cbx)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 22:30 SAT (b05xh31b)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 MON (b00db5bt)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b08fj3f9)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b08g4m8y)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b08g4m8y)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b08g597j)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b08g597j)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b08g7nwz)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b08g7nwz)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b08g7vh6)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b08g7vh6)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b08g7zv8)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b04yjtjj)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b0505zw3)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b0505zw3)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b05077k4)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b05077k4)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b0507lh0)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b0507lh0)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b050bcf3)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b050bcf3)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b050bwpf)

Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll 22:30 TUE (b00fvg6h)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SUN (b05mtcjp)

Clare in the Community 07:30 TUE (m000937l)

Clare in the Community 17:30 TUE (m000937l)

Clare in the Community 22:00 TUE (m000937l)

Clare in the Community 05:30 WED (m000937l)

Coleman and Astor 06:00 SAT (m0009byp)

Coleman and Astor 16:00 SAT (m0009byp)

Coleman and Astor 04:00 SUN (m0009byp)

Colin Swash - Paradise Lost in Space 00:00 SAT (b007jp0g)

Colin Swash - Paradise Lost in Space 18:00 MON (b007jp39)

Colin Swash - Paradise Lost in Space 00:00 TUE (b007jp39)

Creme de la Crime 23:45 MON (b00890lk)

Creme de la Crime 09:45 TUE (b00890lk)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jntl)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jntl)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jntl)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (m0009cn6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (m0009cn6)

Diplomatic Dinners 15:45 SUN (m0009cnc)

Diplomatic Dinners 03:45 MON (m0009cnc)

Dixon of Dock Green 06:00 THU (b012yv9b)

Dixon of Dock Green 13:00 THU (b012yv9b)

Dixon of Dock Green 20:00 THU (b012yv9b)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 FRI (b012yv9b)

Dixon of Dock Green 06:00 FRI (b013216n)

Dixon of Dock Green 13:00 FRI (b013216n)

Dixon of Dock Green 20:00 FRI (b013216n)

Doctor Who: The Making of The Song of Megaptera 18:50 SAT (b08xhbkq)

Doctor Who: The Making of The Song of Megaptera 00:50 SUN (b08xhbkq)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b08xhbbt)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b08xhbbt)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 14:30 MON (m0009bwp)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 02:30 TUE (m0009bwp)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 14:30 TUE (m0009cc1)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 02:30 WED (m0009cc1)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 14:30 WED (m0009cq9)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 02:30 THU (m0009cq9)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 14:30 THU (m0009brs)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 02:30 FRI (m0009brs)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 14:30 FRI (m0009ct1)

Drama 10:00 WED (b06tvzqr)

Drama 15:00 WED (b06tvzqr)

Drama 03:00 THU (b06tvzqr)

Drama 11:15 THU (b0512jgm)

Drama 21:15 THU (b0512jgm)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b07zzg8h)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:30 SUN (b07zzg8h)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 SUN (b07zzg8h)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:30 MON (b07zzg8h)

Educating Archie 08:30 SUN (b07216wl)

Educating Archie 12:30 SUN (b07216wl)

Fat Chance 07:00 THU (b01byc68)

Fat Chance 17:00 THU (b01byc68)

Fat Chance 05:00 FRI (b01byc68)

Five Hundred Years of Friendship 02:15 SAT (b0400mh3)

For Better or for Worse 09:30 THU (b00gfsmm)

For Better or for Worse 16:30 THU (b00gfsmm)

For Better or for Worse 04:30 FRI (b00gfsmm)

From Gorsemere to Gloomsbury: The Literary Lunacy of Sue Limb 09:00 SAT (m0009bys)

From Gorsemere to Gloomsbury: The Literary Lunacy of Sue Limb 19:00 SAT (m0009bys)

Goodness Gracious Me 22:30 FRI (b01p1plb)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b03bdsnt)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b03bdsnt)

Growing Pains 11:00 WED (m0009cq7)

Growing Pains 21:00 WED (m0009cq7)

Gus Murdoch's Sacred Cows 22:15 SAT (b00fn9hk)

Gush 09:30 FRI (b04y52ct)

Gush 16:30 FRI (b04y52ct)

Guy de Maupassant - The Necklace 11:00 THU (m0009brp)

Guy de Maupassant - The Necklace 21:00 THU (m0009brp)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k0pd)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k0pd)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k0pd)

How to Burn a Million Quid 21:30 TUE (m0009cc3)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 THU (b00qhq9b)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 THU (b00qhq9b)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 THU (b00qhq9b)

If I Only Had... 07:15 SUN (b04d4v81)

If I Only Had... 14:15 SUN (b04d4v81)

If I Only Had... 02:15 MON (b04d4v81)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b0722z2d)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b0722z2d)

Irish Micks and Legends 23:30 FRI (b01nq4j1)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 SAT (b0375sfk)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 FRI (b037hmyc)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 FRI (b037hmyc)

John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman 10:00 THU (b00hhn1j)

John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman 15:00 THU (b00hhn1j)

John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman 03:00 FRI (b00hhn1j)

John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman 10:00 FRI (b00hk2dv)

John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman 15:00 FRI (b00hk2dv)

John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos 18:30 SUN (b007jmh3)

John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos 00:30 MON (b007jmh3)

Jon Wynne-Tyson - Marvellous Party 16:00 SUN (b08n400b)

Jon Wynne-Tyson - Marvellous Party 04:00 MON (b08n400b)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 MON (b00xhd7q)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 TUE (b00xhd7q)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 TUE (b00xhff4)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 WED (b00xhff4)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 WED (b00xhffg)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 THU (b00xhffg)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 THU (b00xhffs)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 FRI (b00xhffs)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 FRI (b00xhfg3)

Listen to Les 08:30 WED (b007jx9g)

Listen to Les 12:30 WED (b007jx9g)

Listen to Les 19:30 WED (b007jx9g)

Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair 23:00 THU (b09czt2x)

Mark Tavener - In the Red 04:30 SAT (b007js7t)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 23:30 THU (b07q8st0)

Marriage Lines 08:00 MON (b04stqbt)

Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b04stqbt)

Marriage Lines 19:00 MON (b04stqbt)

Meet David Sedaris 23:00 SAT (b063d34q)

Multi Story Shorts 11:45 MON (m0009bwm)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 MON (m0009bwm)

Musical Genes 18:30 TUE (b00hh21l)

Musical Genes 00:30 WED (b00hh21l)

Never Before in the History of Motion Pictures... 06:30 THU (b00rkm42)

Never Before in the History of Motion Pictures... 13:30 THU (b00rkm42)

Never Before in the History of Motion Pictures... 20:30 THU (b00rkm42)

Never Before in the History of Motion Pictures... 01:30 FRI (b00rkm42)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (m00099mj)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (m0009bs2)

Night Terrace 18:00 SUN (m0009cnh)

Night Terrace 00:00 MON (m0009cnh)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076mzw)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076mrp)

Pistols at Dawn 06:30 TUE (b00s6svn)

Pistols at Dawn 13:30 TUE (b00s6svn)

Pistols at Dawn 20:30 TUE (b00s6svn)

Pistols at Dawn 01:30 WED (b00s6svn)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0009csz)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0009csz)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0009cnf)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0009cnf)

Political Animals 22:00 SAT (b01mdgwx)

Potting On 07:00 WED (b00l3pxx)

Potting On 17:00 WED (b00l3pxx)

Potting On 05:00 THU (b00l3pxx)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b09b6qst)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (b09b6qst)

Reasons to be Cheerful 07:30 SAT (b00t3265)

Reasons to be Cheerful 17:30 SAT (b00t3265)

Reasons to be Cheerful 05:30 SUN (b00t3265)

Ross Noble Goes Global 23:30 SAT (b007jvv4)

Seekers 23:00 TUE (b05zld8s)

Semi Circles 09:30 MON (b0949hw9)

Semi Circles 16:30 MON (b0949hw9)

Semi Circles 04:30 TUE (b0949hw9)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 SAT (m00094zr)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 MON (m0009bwg)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 MON (m0009bwg)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 MON (m0009bwg)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 TUE (m0009bwg)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 TUE (m0009cbv)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 TUE (m0009cbv)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 TUE (m0009cbv)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 WED (m0009cbv)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 WED (m0009cq5)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 WED (m0009cq5)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 WED (m0009cq5)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 THU (m0009cq5)

Short Cuts 11:00 TUE (b07j4pg4)

Short Cuts 21:00 TUE (b07j4pg4)

Sisters 07:00 MON (b06810ps)

Sisters 17:00 MON (b06810ps)

Sisters 05:00 TUE (b06810ps)

Sofie Hagen: How to Love Your Fat 07:30 FRI (m00099xr)

Sofie Hagen: How to Love Your Fat 17:30 FRI (m00099xr)

Sofie Hagen: How to Love Your Fat 22:00 FRI (m00099xr)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 SAT (m00092xg)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007jnv2)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 FRI (b007jnv2)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 FRI (b007jnv2)

Talking to Strangers 23:00 FRI (b0717j28)

Terry Alderton's All Crazy Now 23:45 FRI (b0643vfq)

That Reminds Me 18:30 WED (b01n6td2)

That Reminds Me 00:30 THU (b01n6td2)

The 3rd Degree 09:00 WED (b0b91t07)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 WED (b0b91t07)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 THU (b0b91t07)

The Arthur Haynes Show 08:00 SUN (m0009cn2)

The Arthur Haynes Show 12:00 SUN (m0009cn2)

The Bob Graham Round 06:30 FRI (b0184vh6)

The Bob Graham Round 13:30 FRI (b0184vh6)

The Bob Graham Round 20:30 FRI (b0184vh6)

The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (m0009cn4)

The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (m0009cn4)

The Break 12:30 SAT (b07ctt0z)

The Break 16:30 TUE (b07dkk0k)

The Break 04:30 WED (b07dkk0k)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 FRI (b007jr1v)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 FRI (b007jr1v)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 FRI (b007jr1v)

The Cold Swedish Winter 07:00 TUE (b06sg2mm)

The Cold Swedish Winter 17:00 TUE (b06sg2mm)

The Cold Swedish Winter 05:00 WED (b06sg2mm)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (m0009kkj)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m0009kkg)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 TUE (m0009lyf)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 THU (m0009lyh)

The Confession (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (m0009cn8)

The Confession (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (m0009cn8)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jln0)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jln0)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jln0)

The Jason Byrne Show 23:00 WED (b01phj38)

The John Moloney Show 22:45 WED (b05vcyvv)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:00 THU (b050cx7p)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:00 THU (b050cx7p)

The Ken Dodd Show 19:00 THU (b050cx7p)

The Lach Chronicles 23:15 THU (b04vf964)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b06d8h0l)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b06d8h0l)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (m000937w)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (m000937w)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (m000937w)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (m000937w)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (m0009bws)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (m0009bws)

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations 07:30 WED (b0bbp001)

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations 17:30 WED (b0bbp001)

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations 22:00 WED (b0bbp001)

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations 05:30 THU (b0bbp001)

The TED Interview 11:00 MON (m0009bwk)

The TED Interview 21:00 MON (m0009bwk)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (m0009brh)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (m0009brh)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (m0009brh)

Think the Unthinkable 23:30 TUE (b007jm4p)

Uncle Mort's North Country 14:45 SAT (b007jl5d)

Uncle Mort's North Country 02:45 SUN (b007jl5d)

Virginia Bailey - Early One Morning (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b06j2gqb)

Virginia Bailey - Early One Morning (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b06j2gqb)

Virginia Bailey - Early One Morning (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b06j2gqb)

Warhorses of Letters 22:30 WED (b01p4252)

What Does the K Stand For? 23:30 WED (b08bb33b)

Whispers 12:00 SAT (b007k356)

Whispers 09:00 MON (b007k3br)

Whispers 16:00 MON (b007k3br)

Whispers 04:00 TUE (b007k3br)

Wilkie Collins - No Name 03:00 SAT (b007jrs9)

Wilkie Collins - No Name 10:00 MON (b007jrw2)

Wilkie Collins - No Name 15:00 MON (b007jrw2)

Wilkie Collins - No Name 03:00 TUE (b007jrw2)

Wilkie Collins - No Name 10:00 TUE (b007jryr)

Wilkie Collins - No Name 15:00 TUE (b007jryr)

Wilkie Collins - No Name 03:00 WED (b007jryr)

William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland 18:00 TUE (b007x08g)

William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland 00:00 WED (b007x08g)

William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland 18:00 WED (b007wznx)

William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland 00:00 THU (b007wznx)

William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland 18:00 THU (b007www2)

William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland 00:00 FRI (b007www2)

William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland 18:00 FRI (b007wxhs)

With Great Pleasure 14:15 SAT (b008z746)

With Great Pleasure 02:15 SUN (b008z746)