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SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2019

SAT 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007s19b)
Earthsearch I

The Pools of Time

Darv and Astra, two of the starship's crew, are in grave danger after being taken prisoner by the inhabitants of Zelda 5.

Their crewmates Telson and Sharna are in hot pursuit aboard the Challenger...

James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Helan ...... Judy Franklin
Thorden ...... John Bott
Spegal ...... Stephen Garlick
Custodian of the Past ...... Eve Karpf
Old Man ...... Godfrey Kenton

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1981.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b0076n65)
The Good Life

What makes for a good living, a life of leisure, or one of selfless charitable deeds?

Indeed, is the good life as same as a good life? That's the topic hotly debated by Matthew Parris' three guests, pianist Simon Townley, broadcaster Anita Robinson, and academic Rogan Taylor.

Not surprisingly, they can't even agree as to what goodness itself is.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2004.


SAT 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011j8wn)
Series 2

1. The Curious Curate

When the village curate is found murdered, retired PR guru Agatha Raisin vows to bring his killer to justice, particularly if the investigation also brings her closer to her handsome next-door neighbour, Colonel Lacey...

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Margaret Bloxby ...... Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Richard Binser ...... Nicky Henson
Mrs Wendle ...... Tina Gray
Miss Partle ...... Ella Smith

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in October 2005.


SAT 01:30 Mad Houses (b01r0dyg)
Ken Arnold explores how three European countries variously tell the history of mental illness. What do museums of madness tell us about who we were and who we are?

Ken Arnold, Head of Public Programmes at the Wellcome Trust, visits three of Europe's old 'mad houses' that are now museums in Aarhus in Denmark, Haarlem in the Netherlands and Ghent in Belgium. Two of these institutions still function as psychiatric hospitals.

Each has unusual, beautiful and terrifying objects on show ranging from straight-jackets to lobotomy tools, and also collections of 'outsider art', but each is also strikingly successful at evoking for their visitors different (and sometimes wildly different) views of madness - strange, worrisome, extreme mental states.

Ranging from a pitch-dark solitary confinement cell to the brightly coloured papier-mache dolls made by long term inmates, from the era of shackles to the era of the talking cure, the history of Europe's reaction to the madness in its midst as shown by these museums is long and still shifting. Britain doesn't yet have a national museum of mental illness or psychiatry. Bedlam Hospital in London will take on this role in years to come.

What might we learn from the mad houses of Europe?

Producer: Tim Dee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05440ch)
Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant

Episode 5

In this time of forgetting, one elderly couple - Axl and Beatrice - are determined to hold onto memories of their life together and have set out to find their long-lost son.

They've been joined on their quest by Wistan, a mysterious Saxon warrior from the East, and Edwin, a young boy in peril. After their encounter with Sir Gawain, the group journey on to reach an isolated monastery where the monks give them a reluctant welcome.

David Suchet continues Kazuo Ishiguro's powerful novel - a moving, mysterious and deeply philosophical book about how societies remember and forget.

“It’s queer the way the world’s forgetting people and things from only yesterday and the day before that. Like a sickness come over us all.”

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. In this desolate, uncultivated land of mist and rain, people find that their memories are slipping away from them. They live in an uneasy peace but memories of the wars that once ravaged the country are stirring.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


SAT 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw5mw)
Fade to Black

As his highly idiosyncratic journey through the power and magic of cinema comes to a close - film critic and writer David Thomson considers whether, under the relentless spread of visual media, and in the age of instant delivery, the dream palaces are places to dream anymore?

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


SAT 02:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009lwd)
Episode 10

Conclusion of Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent revolutionaries and their plan to blow up a prestigious London hotel.

Dramatised by Sarah Daniels.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Jocelin ...... Pippa Bennett-Warner
Jasper ...... Joe Armstrong
Bert ...... Ralph Davis
Roberta ...... Kath Weare
Faye ...... Abbie Andrews
Peter Cecil ...... Rupert Holliday-Evans
Dorothy ...... Sian Thomas
Young Alice ...... Emily Dalrymple

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2018.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b0512h6h)
Young Eliot

Episode 5

Tom still works in the bank, but his verse is published by Virginia Woolf and he dines with James Joyce in Paris. Then comes The Waste Land..

A fresh biography of TS Eliot by Robert Crawford, abridged by Katrin Williams, published to mark 50 years since the poet's death:

Concluded by Tom Mannion and David Acton.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


SAT 03:00 Judith French - The Dutch Mariner (b0076dm8)
A mysterious Dutchman is condemned to sail the seas for all eternity, unless he can find a woman who loves him enough to die for him.

But how do you prove a lover would give their soul to save yours?

In the short, dark days of Norwegian winter, this timeless tale explores the danger of getting what you wish for, the power of love and the strength of evil.

"The Dutch Mariner" is Judith French's retelling of the myth that inspired Wagner's classic opera "The Flying Dutchman".

The Mariner .... Gerard Murphy
The Fiend .... James Laurenson
Senta ....Ellie Beaven
Eric ... Ifan Meredith
Daland ... Pip Donaghy

Producer: Rachel Horan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.


SAT 04:00 It's Not What You Know (b037tnxt)
Series 2

Episode 5

What is Masterchef finalist Kirsty Wark's signature dish? What is Andrew Maxwell's best character trait? What is Francis Wheen's greatest fear?

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.


SAT 04:30 Gush (b04yg54m)
Episode 2

Prince Saudi's oil deal will bring peace to the civilised world. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, Cravate and Pomeroy's bitter rivalry could mess things up for a start.

Meanwhile, in a 1960s flashback, Cravate's wedding to Lady Arabella ends in a vow to end all vows.

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's epic tale of power, love, passion and oil.

Foxwell Cravate ...... Martin Jarvis
Max Pomeroy ...... Mac McDonald
Arabella Derbyshire ...... Felicity Montagu
Iolanthe Diamond ...... Caroline Quentin
Charles Ambrose Fortescue de Vere ...... Jonathan Coy
Prince Saudi ...... Julian Dutton

With Toby Longworth and Steve Steen.

Church organist: John Whitehall

Producer: Colin Swash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.


SAT 05:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076gyn)
Series 3

The Watchers

With Pete living in Amenca, Cassie is getting on with life without him.

She's more than happy spending her free time vacuuming, dusting and doing tax returns. Maybe she's not coping as well as she thought?

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

Starring Debra Stephenson as Cassie and David Lamb as Pete.

PJ ...... Brendan Burns
Janet ...... Paula Wilcox
Maddie ...... Julia Morris
Mr Alison ...... Stephen Critchlow
Bill ...... Mike Grady

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


SAT 05:30 Olga Koch: Fight (m0009jfy)
In 2014, Olga Koch’s father got stopped by authorities on the Russian border, which resulted in the most surreal year of her family’s life.

Olga takes the listener behind the iron curtain, giving us an insight into what it was like to grow up in the newly-formed Russian Federation, how Putin's Russia came about, and why her family now live in exile in Munich.

Based on Olga's hit Edinburgh Award-nominated show, Fight is the battle cry for a generation that takes freedom for granted, inspired by a generation that grew up without it.

Written and performed by Olga Koch.

Co-written by Charlie Dinkin.

Recorded by Jerry Peal.

Production coordinated by Candace Wilson.

Photograph by James Deacon.

Produced and edited by Matt Stronge.

Olga Koch: Fight is a BBC Studios production.


SAT 06:00 JB Priestley - Eden End (b04njjn5)
Set in Yorkshire, two years before the Great War - an elderly GP sees England and himself coming to the end of an era.

How will he cope with a complicated, coincidental family reunion?

Starring Joan Plowright, Leslie Sands, Michael Jayston and Geoffrey Palmer,

Written in 1934, JB Priestley described this play as one for which he had "a special tenderness like that which some parents feel for a certain child."

Described for the initial BBC broadcast as a "stereophonic radio version", it features the cast of the 1974 National Theatre production in London.

Stella Kirby ...... Joan Plowright
Dr Kirby ...... Leslie Sands
Geoffrey Farrant ...... Geoffrey Palmer
Charles Appleby ...... Michael Jayston
Wilfred Kirby ...... Paul Gregory
Sarah ...... Gabrielle Daye
Lilian Kirby ...... Louie Ramsay

Producer: Roger Pine.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1974


SAT 07:45 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvdpz)
The Clangers

A young girl turns to her favourite TV programme to make sense of her world.

A powerful collection exploring identity by British born Sri Lankan writer, Roshi Fernando.

Read by Amara Karan.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in March 2012.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (m0009s1l)
Ghost in the Machine

Many claim to have seen ghosts, but what should a bump in the night sound like?

For Halloween, Ian Peacock puts together a soundtrack of the supernatural, from "genuine" apparitions-taped at seances and haunted houses - to the noises of spectres invented for funfairs and theatre productions.

Producers: Robyn Read and Ian Peacock.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1999.


SAT 09:00 Diane Morgan Believes in Ghosts (b09c0rr8)
Diane Morgan – famed for her investigative powers as Philomena Cunk – trawls the BBC archive for the best real-life tales of ghost hunting, hauntings and unexplained phenomena, which takes us across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales – as well as on a tour around the bowels of BBC Broadcasting House.

And Diane will be joined by some special guests who have all had paranormal experiences, including Yvette Fielding, Glen Hunt, Toyah Willcox, Bethany Black, Steve Punt and Maxine Peake, and they will share their stories.

Archive programmes include The Grimsby Ghostbusters from 1992, Stranger Things: An Old Fashioned Haunting from Radio Wales, a tour of the Vaults underneath Edinburgh’s Cowgate in Underground Lives and Radio Ulster’s From Fear to Eternity. There is also a phone-in from 1979 where listeners share their experiences and there are short stories of real-life hauntings on the railways and in theatres, mills, hotels, homes – and even live on Excess Baggage on Radio 4.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2017.


SAT 12:00 Too Much Information (b00n1023)
Episode 1

Waft Tourist Information attempt to justify a huge donation from the Heritage Lottery Fund with a hastily erected papier-mâché historical model - but it turns out disastrously sexual!

Neil Warhurst's four-part comedy drama set in the idiosyncratic world of a tourist information office.

WARREN ................ JEFF RAWLE
DOUGLAS ............. MALCOLM TIERNEY
HEATHER............... LIZA SADOVY
LUCY................. JOANNAH TINCEY
BRYAN.................. PAUL BARNHILL
MR JEFFERSON............ STEPHEN HOGAN

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.


SAT 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jnxm)
Series 2

Don't Fence Me In

Captain Mainwaring is horrified when some prisoners of war escape from a camp.

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 Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
General Monteverdi …. Cyril Shaps
Captain Turner …. John Ringham
Prisoner of War …. Sion Probert
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1975.


SAT 13:00 The Country Girls (m0009s1n)
Series 2 Omnibus

Episode 2

Kate has escaped from the countryside and returns to live with the married Eugene, but her father and his cronies soon come looking for her with violent results.

Edna O'Brien's frank, funny and subversive story of womanhood in Ireland in the 50s.

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts.

Kate ..... Charlie Murphy
Eugene ..... Jonathan Forbes
Anna ..... Catherine Cusack
Dada ..... David Ganly
Jack Holland ..... Jonjo O'Neill
Tom ..... Paul Hickey
Andy ..... Shaun Mason

Dramatised by Kate Hims
Directed by Sally Avens and Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0009s1r)
Doon Mackichan

Comedian and actress Doon Mackichan chooses 'Parigi, o cara' from La Traviata by Verdi and 'What is and What Should Never Be' by Led Zeppelin.


SAT 14:15 With Great Pleasure (m0009s1t)
Catherine Bott

Classical singer and broadcaster Catherine Bott shows how writers as diverse as JM Coetzee and Joyce Grenfell have attempted to convey what music means in words.

Extracts also include John Betjeman's poem 'Business Girls', Barry Unsworth's novel Losing Nelson and Meredith Daneman's biography of Dame Margot Fonteyn.

Also, to prove her abiding love for The Archers on Radio 4, Catherine's readers are Patricia Greene and Tim Bentinck (Jill and David Archer).

Producer Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2008.


SAT 14:45 Uncle Mort's North Country (b007jl69)
Series 1

The Man Who Watched Trains Go By

Carter's Uncle Mort proposes staying at home, where he recalls days of steam and northern food.

Carter Brandon gets a week off work, so he decides to go on day-trips in his car, with his Uncle Mort, 'where the fancy takes them.

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
Mrs Brandon …. Joan Matheson
Narrator …. Christian Rodska

Producer: Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1987.

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SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (m0009s1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 JB Priestley - Eden End (b04njjn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:45 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvdpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:45 today]


SAT 18:00 Drama (b05pkpgg)
Ursula Le Guin - The Left Hand of Darkness

Episode 1

In a snow-changed city in the middle of an Ice Age on an alien world, one young man prepares for the biggest mission of his life. Alone and unarmed, Genly Ai has been sent from Earth to persuade the world of Gethen to join The Ekumen, a union of planets. But it’s a task fraught with danger. Genly is shocking to the natives. This is a world in which humans are ambigendered – everyone can be a mother, and everyone can be a father.

First Minister Estraven is the only person who champions Genly’s cause, but their relationship is deeply incomprehensible and troubling. Genly’s life is at risk and he must decide who to trust.

Sci-fi with incredible humanity from brilliant feminist writer, Ursula Le Guin.

This is the first dramatisation of her 1969 novel, which is as groundbreaking in its approach to gender as when it was first published over 45 years ago.

Adapted in two parts by Judith Adams.

Genly Ai…..Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Estraven…..Lesley Sharp
Argaven…..Toby Jones
Tibe…..Louise Brealey
Faxe…..Noma Dumezweni
Ashe…..Ruth Gemmell
Ong Tot…..Adjoa Andoh
Shusgis…..Stephen Critchlow
Obsle…..David Acton
Driver…..David Hounslow
Guard…..Rhiannon Neads

Director: Allegra McIlroy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2015.


SAT 19:00 Diane Morgan Believes in Ghosts (b09c0rr8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b09hrxw2)
Series 8

Matlock and Matlock Bath

Mark Steel visits the lovely Derbyshire towns of Matlock and Matlock Bath.

Matlock Bath is a seaside town that is nowhere near the sea. Here, Mark visits the National Stone Centre, where there aren't any stones. And he has fish and chips in a chip shop, of which there are hundreds. He also takes a trip up the cable cars to The Heights of Abraham and he talks to a man who is the only human ever to enter the Bonsall World Championship Hen Races.

The eighth series of Mark's award winning show that travels around the country visiting towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness. After thoroughly researching each town, Mark writes and performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents.

Written and performed by ... Mark Steel

Additional material by ... Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator ... Hayley Sterling
Sound Manager ... Jerry Peal
Producer ... Carl Cooper

Picture Credit ... Tom Stanier

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


SAT 22:30 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b05zl1b6)
Series 1

Other People

Helen Keen is joined by Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane for a comic account of the big problems that have beset humanity over the centuries, and the surprising ways we have devised to solve them. This episode looks at the challenges posed by other people. What are the unspoken rules that make society work? How can we make the internet polite? How did air-conditioners win an election? And are emoticons completely pointless (sad face)? Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill. Produced by Gareth Edwards.


SAT 23:00 Meet David Sedaris (b064zp7v)
Series 5

Leviathan

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

Leviathan deals with a family gathering for Thanksgiving at the seaside.

And there's another instalment from David's diary.

Producer: Steve Doherty

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


SAT 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b019chmt)
Series 3

Parents

Despite being close to his mum and dad, why does Adam Bloom argue with them all the time?

Adam examines our attitudes to children and parents, as well as picking up a flute for the first time in years.

Heart-warming, funny and quixotic comedy, written and starring Adam Bloom.

With Rob Rouse, Hattie Hayridge, Stefano Paolini and Bernie Bloom.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.



SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2019

SUN 00:00 Drama (b05pkpgg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Utopia (b06y9b6t)
2016 saw the 500th Anniversary of Thomas More's classic work of speculative fiction, which has entered the culture so deeply that the name of his fictional island is the accepted term for our hopes and dreams of a better society.

Poet Michael Symmons Roberts dramatisation brings More's strange and enchanting island to life, told through the memoirs of Raphael Hythloday.

More goes on a diplomatic trip to Antwerp, to sort out a dispute in the commercial wool trade between Britain and the Netherlands. While he is there he meets an old man who is clearly widely travelled.

More complains about the petty politics of the trade dispute, and the old stranger bemoans the state of contemporary society. There is a better way, he says, and I have seen it. The stranger introduces himself as the explorer and adventurer Raphael Hythloday, who at the height of his career of was sent out from Antwerp to explore an unmapped and remote part of the ocean. After months of sailing, he chanced upon an island society unlike any he had seen before. The island was called 'Utopia'.

Utopia fleshes out the story of Raphael's visit to the island, giving us vivid descriptions of the place and its society, its laws and social patterns and customs.

All the bearings for this new drama are be taken from the rules and descriptions of the island in More's book, and the clues he gives about Raphael's visit.

RAPHAEL HYTHLODAY - Raad Rawi
YOUNG RAPHAEL - Nacho Aldeguer
THOMAS MORE / ACHORIAN - Michael Peavoy
PETER GILES - Cameron Blakeley
ABRAXA - Emily Pithon
BARZANES - Jonathan Keeble
MACARIA - Fiona Clarke

Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in January 2016.


SUN 01:00 The Country Girls (m0009s1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0009s1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 With Great Pleasure (m0009s1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Uncle Mort's North Country (b007jl69)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (m0009s1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 JB Priestley - Eden End (b04njjn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:45 Roshi Fernando - Homesick (b01cvdpz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:45 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (Omnibus) (m0009s2q)
Episode 2

Alice and Philip have found Faye bleeding after a suicide attempt. But Alice has promised not to involve the authorities.

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a ragtag group of revolutionaries.

Starring Olivia Vinall, Joe Armstrong and Sian Thomas.

Omnibus of the last five of ten episodes.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Joan ...... Ellie Darvill
Philip ...... Gary Duncan
Roberta ...... Kath Weare
Jasper ...... Joe Armstrong
Felicity ...... Lauren Cornelius
Bert ...... Ralph Davis
Faye ...... Abbie Andrews
Giovanni ...... Neil McCaul
Samaritan ...... Adam Fitzgerald

Dramatised by Sarah Daniels.

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


SUN 07:15 HE Bates - The Primrose Place (m0009s2s)
A woman in an orchard is disturbed by a tired and agitated stranger who is clutching a mysterious box.

Kim Hicks reads HE Bates' short story.

Producer: Viv Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1990.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b081lkn2)
Series 11

The Fourth Sausage

All is well in Ed's World. He has drafted his son, Jake, to do some cold calling to raise funds for the university coffers whilst he visits his agent to clear out some old boxes from her office.

What he wasn't expecting this week is that one of his old projects 'Sir Jasper's Breakfast' could earn him a small fortune due to its popularity at Hen and Stag 'do's' or that Jake's success at fundraising, and subsequent 10% cut of those funds, would leave his university career in jeopardy.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Ed Reardon ...... Christopher Douglas
Olive ...... Stephanie Cole
Pearl ...... Brigit Forsyth
Antonia ...... Sylvestra Le Touzel
Ping ...... Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Jake ...... Sam Pamphillon
Stan ...... Geoffrey Whitehead

Producer: Dawn Ellis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.


SUN 08:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (m0009s2v)
Navy Edition - 13/01/1944

Tommy Handley prepares to turn his farm estate into a naval base.

ITMA proved to be one of the BBC's most popular radio comedies ever produced. It was first transmitted just before the start of the Second World War in 1939 and ran to 1949. Domestic audiences topped 20 million, and the audience worldwide was said to number 30 million. It stars Liverpudlian comic Tommy Handley, who with Ted Kavanagh created the series named after the phrase newspapers often used to describe Hitler: It's That Man Again!

The original setting on a ship was deemed inappropriate once war broke out, and was replaced with the Office Of Twerps, with Tommy as Minister of Aggravation and Mysteries.

With:

Sydney Keith
Horace Percival
Dorothy Summers
Bryan Herbert
Bill Stephens
Dino Galvani
Paula Green
Jean Capra

Music from the BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell

Script written by Ted Kavanagh.

Producer: Francis Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1944.


SUN 08:30 Educating Archie (b00g9m6d)
From 30/01/1957

Archie Andrews and Brough decide it's to move out to the country and buy a farm.

Radio ventriloquism from Peter Brough and schoolboy, Archie Andrews.

With Dick Emery, Deryck Guyler, Ken Platt, Hilda Braid and Peter Hawkins.

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 George Wadmore, Ronald Wolfe and Pat Dunlop.

Music by Ronald Chesney and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Roy Speer

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1957.


SUN 09:00 Homecoming (Omnibus) (m0009s2x)
Growing up in 1960s Luton, Colin Grant avoided asking his Jamaican parents why they had emigrated to Britain in the 1950s. But now, seventy years after many ships - including the Empire Windrush - anchored on British shores, he brings together over a hundred first-hand interviews, archival recordings and memoirs by the women and men who came to Britain from the West Indies between the late 1940s and early 1960s.

After the Second World War, Britain encouraged immigration from Commonwealth countries. To a large extent this was to help rebuild the country, as there was a shortage of labour at the time.

The migrants were coming to a country promising prosperity and employment. Their stories are of hope and regret, of triumphs and challenges, brimming with humour, anger and wisdom. Together, they reveal a rich tapestry of Caribbean British lives.

Omnibus of five episodes.

Introduction by Colin Grant

Readers: Burt Caesar, Don Warrington, Michelle Greenidge, Colin Salmon, Dona Croll

Abridged by Colin Grant, Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2019.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b03hxjrf)
Lily and Matilda - Best Friends

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between friends who have had some disagreements through primary school and will soon be starting new schools on opposite sides of town, 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 upload your own conversations or just learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0009s2z)
Legal Eagles

Albie Sachs

Sue Lawley's castaway is Judge Albie Sachs.

The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs, his account of being placed in solitary confinement by the South African authorities, highlighted the dangers of campaigning against apartheid in the 1960s.

After a long exile in Britain, Albie Sachs returned to his homeland in the 1990s to help shape its new constitution and become one of its most senior judges.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2000.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b09dblmq)
Series 2

Patient Zero

Radiolab explores how you find out who Patient Zero is - the heart of any kind of outbreak. 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.


SUN 12:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (m0009s2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Educating Archie (b00g9m6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (Omnibus) (m0009s2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 HE Bates - The Primrose Place (m0009s2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 A Whole Life (Omnibus) (b06kpk0x)
When Andreas Egger reaches the village on the night that he tries to save Hannes, the goatherd, he goes into the inn and meets Marie - the only love of his life - for the first time. Romance and grief and a sometimes wry stoicism are the touchstones of Egger’s solitary life as the 20th century unfolds around him.

The modern world encroaches slowly on the valley, the forest is carved out for ski lifts, electricity arrives, and tourists too. But throughout it all, Egger remains steadfast in his modest struggle to survive and in his ever constant respect for the landscape around and above him.

Robert Powell reads Austrian Robert Seethaler's novel.

Omnibus of five episodes abridged by Jennie Howarth.

This ‘slim masterpiece’ (Daily Mail) went straight onto the bestseller lists in Germany. Jim Crace called it both 'heart-rending and heart-warming', and over 200,000 people have read and celebrated this book across Europe.

Translated by Charlotte Collins
Producer: Elizabeth Davies
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in October 2015.


SUN 15:45 His Master's Voices (b06qnx0l)
Laughter and Novelty

Singer Cerys Matthews and music expert Tristram Penna continue their investigation into the pioneering days of the UK record industry with a programme dedicated to laughter and novelty.

The Gramophone Company's chief producer Fred Gaisberg was enthusiastic to record all sorts of sounds, not just music, and so he scoured the country for likeable talents. He taught his friend, the Music Hall entertainer Burt Shephard, The Laughing Song, which was already a proven hit in America and Shephard proved a natural to put it on record for British audiences.

Artists with robust hearty voices worked best on the recording equipment they used, so we see that the technology was beginning to dictate what would be ultimately captured on disc.

Laughter doesn't recognise international borders and Gaisberg's original 1902 recording became a hit across the world. Pursuing the laughing tradition on popular records, we hear other examples where laughter on tracks has been a requisite for success - including The Laughing Policeman from the 1920s and David Bowie's The Laughing Gnome of the late '60s.

Fred's thirst for recording sounds also led him to create 'novelty records', including the Chairman of the Gramophone Company, Trevor Williams recording his party piece of farmyard animal sounds.

By the early 1900s the Gramophone was becoming a popular machine people could buy to have in their homes, which gave them instant laughter, sounds and songs to entertain them.

We also hear from academic and record collector Peter Adamson, and music manager/author Simon Napier-Bell. The early recordings are courtesy of the EMI Archive Trust.

A Sue Clark production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2015.


SUN 16:00 Peter Ling - Moonbeam and Mrs Pat (b00756hj)
The most constant and adored companion in the life of the celebrated stage actress Mrs Patrick Campbell was her little dog Moonbeam.

With war declared in 1939, 'Mrs Pat' travels with Dorothy, the daughter of her former secretary, on a train journey to Spain. Thus begins Dorothy's voyage of discovery as she learns of her marriages, love letters from George Bernard Shaw – and how she met her beloved Moonbeam.

Imelda Staunton stars in Peter Ling's drama.

Mrs Patrick Campbell... Imelda Staunton
Egypt... Sarah Badel
Madame Lescaux... Zulema Dene
Mrs Whittall... Jilly Bond
Dorothy Whittall... Oona Beeson
George Cornwallis West.... David Collings
Harrington Bayley...John Hartley
George Alexander..... Roger May

With: Mark Montgomerie, Geoffrey Whitehead, Patience Tomlinson, Ross Livingstone, Andrew Branch, Stephen Critchlow and Joshua Towb.

Peter Ling - with Hazel Adair - most famously created the long-running Midland-based ITV soap opera, Crossroads.

Mrs Patrick Campbell (born Beatrice Stella Tanner in 1865, died 1940) made a name for herself in a variety of diverse theatre roles: Mrs Darling in Peter Pan, Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac and Raina in Arms And The Man.

Directed by Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0009s31)
Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Blithe Spirits

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and chooses Time For Verse: Carol Ann Duffy; Three Score and Ten with the former National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke; and Blithe Spirits looks at verse inspired by birds.

The last of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks with the poet and occasional playwright Carol Ann Duffy.
Reader Lin Sagovsky.
Producer Alec Reid.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.

Three Score And Ten - Gillian Clarke [Radio 3, 29/11/2016]
Ian McMillan with another episode in the series introducing former National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke reading her poems The Beginning and Flood from a Twenty Minutes Poetry Prom broadcast in 2002.
Producer: Sharon Sephton
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

Blithe Spirits 1/5
Birds. Our impressions of historical attitudes to wildlife are often gained by reading poetry, but how accurate a picture were the poets painting? Even as Keats and Shelley were writing their verse on skylarks and nightingales, thousands of Shelley's ""Blithe Spirits"" were being caught each year for the pot. Joanna PINNOCK explores the works of the romantic poets and asks whether they really knew their natural history.
Produced by Brett WESTWOOD.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


SUN 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b081lkn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Nightfall (m0009s33)
Series 2

The Maid's Bell by Edith Wharton

A maid takes a job with a kind but sad mistress who suffers from a weak heart, a cruel and tyrannical husband, and the presence of a stubborn ghost...

Edith Wharton’s tale dramatised by John Douglas.

Hartley the Maid ...... Dixie Seatle
Laura Brimpton ...... Chapelle Jaffe
Mr Wace ...... Hugh Webster
Agnes ...... Wendy Thatcher
Mrs Blinder ...... Marian Waldman
Mr Brimpton ...... Richard Donat
Mr Ranford ...... John Douglas

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

Directed in Toronto by William Lane.

Series producer: Bill Howell.

First broadcast on CBC Canada in 1982.


SUN 18:30 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b04p55c0)
Series 1

Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You

One afternoon in the Confessional, the priest hears a familiar voice and smells a familiar smell...

Ray Bradbury introduces his own spooky tale of confessions and confectionery dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

The Priest ...... TP McKenna
Young Man ...... John Yule

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b09dblmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Homecoming (Omnibus) (m0009s2x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b03hxjrf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0009s2z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b081lkn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Small Scenes (b03dslfc)
Series 1

Episode 1

Dipping in and out of odd stories, there's commentary from the World Ham Shouting Championships and meet a couple who are being harassed by a former England football hero.

After a successful pilot show, this is series one of the symphonious sketch show starring Daniel Rigby, Mike Wozniak, Sara Pascoe and Henry Paker.

Written by the cast and Benjamin Partridge with additional material from Chris Allen and Marc Jones.

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m000b04y)
Steve Punt 2/2

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


SUN 23:00 The Secret World (b01169br)
Series 1

Episode 1 - Pilot

From John Humphrys and Ringo to Alan Carr and Alan Sugar.

Pilot of the comedy impressions series examining the bizarre and private lives of public people.

Starring:

Jon Culshaw
Sarah Hadland
Jess Robinson
Lewis Macleod
Duncan Wisbey

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2008.


SUN 23:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b012wjd5)
Series 2

Episode 2

The human chameleon's host of comic characters with a nonagenarian musical.

With Philip Pope, Sally Grace, Waen Shepherd and Natalie Walter.

Written by Lucy Montgomery with additional material by Steven Burge, Jon Hunter, Fay Rusling and Barunka O'Shaughnessy.

Script Editor: Dan Tetsell

Music by Philip Pope

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2011.



MONDAY 28 OCTOBER 2019

MON 00:00 Nightfall (m0009s33)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b04p55c0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (Omnibus) (m0009s2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 HE Bates - The Primrose Place (m0009s2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 A Whole Life (Omnibus) (b06kpk0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 His Master's Voices (b06qnx0l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Peter Ling - Moonbeam and Mrs Pat (b00756hj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0009s31)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b081lkn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011kpfh)
Series 2

2. Duck and Cover

Still reeling from the death of their curate, the inhabitants of Carsley decide on Duck Racing and Morris Dancing to cheer themselves up.

But the Village Fete is unlikely to go smoothly whilst the killer is still amongst them...

Penelope Keith stars as PR guru turned amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Margaret Bloxby ...... Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Richard Binser ...... Nicky Henson
Roy ...... James Holmes
Mrs Wendle ...... Tina Gray
Miss Partle ...... Ella Smith
Farmer Ruskin ...... Gerard McDermott

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in October 2005.


MON 06:30 Where Words Fail, Music Speaks (m0009s36)
The author Hans Christian Anderson coined the phrase: "Where words fail, music speaks" and nowhere is this more true in than in the case of caring for people with dementia.

Scientist and musician Emer Maguire looks at the various ways in which music can be used to build bridges and establish connections between people with dementia and their carers.

She looks at the science behind music as a therapeutic tool and how the "memory bump" informs what music will be more likely to trigger memories.

In the programme we'll see how technology is making easier for people with dementia to create personalized playlists of their favourite songs and how a dose of music can even reduce levels of medication.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2019.


MON 07:00 Street and Lane (b00vls7z)
Series 2

Ringing the Changes

The white van men are back. University drop-out and would-be writer Johnny Street and his worker-of-the-world mate Arthur Lane are Yorkshire builders for whom no job is too small.

Can they manage to fix some church bells with the help of slightly suspect 'bell expert' Stan French?

Shaun Dooley and Fine Time Fontayne star is series 2 of Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby's comedy.

Johnny Street ...... Shaun Dooley
Arthur Lane ...... Fine Time Fontayne
Stanley ...... Stephen Hogan
Susan ...... Claire Rushbrook

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009kz5)
Series 14

Episode 4

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Bridget Christie welcome comedian Jen Brister, map expert Edward Brooke-Hitching and comedy writer Jason Hazeley.

This week, the Museum’s Guest Committee donate the Ravel royalties, a land grant to a place that doesn’t exist and a microphone.

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 (b04tvkt2)
Series 1

The Illness

Kate's not feeling well - will George be able to cope?

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 and 1965 and was adapted in two series for BBC radio due to its popularity.

George ...... Richard Briers
Kate ...... Prunella Scales
Arthur ...... Frederick Treves
Denis ...... Peter Hawkins
Jeanie ...... Audrey Nicholson
Murray ...... Penny Morrell
Father ...... Geoffrey Sumner
Mother ...... Diana King

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jp0x)
Series 2

The King Was in His Counting House

When Captain Mainwaring's bank gets bombed in Walmington-on-Sea, his Home Guard platoon must guard all the money.

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 Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Shirley …. Wendy Richard
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1975.


MON 09:00 Just a Minute (b01hjq76)
Series 63

Episode 1

Chairman Nicholas Parsons hosts the classic panel game.

Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Sue Perkins and Greg Proops are challenged to speak on an allocated subject for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation.

Subjects range from 'The Importance of Eyebrows' to 'How I Would describe myself on a Dating Website'.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2012.


MON 09:30 Semi Circles (b0962xwz)
Series 1

A Bit on the Side

What is the connection between Bagpuss as Beethoven's Fifth and what does it have to do with the Controller of BBC1?

Ben and Helen wonder if they’re missing out on adventures beyond the marital bed.

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
Nigel ...... James Griffiths
Blythe ...... Bryan Coleman
Linda ...... Jill Lidstone

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1982.


MON 10:00 Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby (m0009s39)
Episode 1

Enderby, mediocre poet sans pareil, bursts onto an unsuspecting world, scattering bread crumbs and bad verse.

Misadventures abound as Enderby becomes the bemused recipient of the attentions of the lovely Vesta Bainbridge.

Classic 1960s acerbic comedy by Anthony Burgess.

Enderby .... Philip Glenister
Vesta .... Valerie Edmond
Rawcliffe .... Russell Dixon
Harry .... David Fleeshman
Stepmother ...... Ann Rye
Mrs Meldrum .... Pauline Jefferson
Walpole .... Malcolm Raebum
Nurse .... Liz Stooke

All other parts played by members of the cast.

Dramatised in two parts by Jim Poyser.

Director: Polly Thomas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


MON 11:00 The TED Interview (m0009s3d)
Andrew McAfee

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.

Andrew McAfee on the future of our economy
Is the future of our economy scary? Exciting? MIT research scientist Andrew McAfee argues that it's both.

A TED original podcast.


MON 11:45 Multi Story Shorts (m0009s3g)
Survivor to Thriver

Meet Natasha Mina, a kickboxing instructor and yoga teacher who is "striving", not just "surviving" after her father was imprisoned for child sex offences.

She explained to BBC Radio Leicester's Ady Dayman the importance of speaking out and how she wants to empower young people through sport.

Find more personal stories like this on the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b04tvkt2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jp0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011kpfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Where Words Fail, Music Speaks (m0009s36)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b054ps0b)
Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant

Episode 6

In this time of forgetting, one elderly couple - Axl and Beatrice - are determined to hold onto memories of their life together and have set out to find their long-lost son.

They've been joined on their quest by Wistan, a mysterious Saxon warrior from the East, and Edwin, a young boy in peril. The group take shelter at an isolated monastery, where they learn the cause of the mist of forgetting that has fallen over the land. Pursued by foes, can the group trust their hosts?

David Suchet continues Kazuo Ishiguro's powerful novel - a moving, mysterious and deeply philosophical book about how societies remember and forget.

“It’s queer the way the world’s forgetting people and things from only yesterday and the day before that. Like a sickness come over us all.”

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. In this desolate, uncultivated land of mist and rain, people find that their memories are slipping away from them. They live in an uneasy peace but memories of the wars that once ravaged the country are stirring.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


MON 14:15 A Voyage to Lundy (b008v8zf)
Episode 1

Writer and poet Gwyneth Lewis visits a remote island in the Bristol Channel as she contemplates a change in direction in her life.

She travels a long way close to home.

Producer: Penny Arnold

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b04stvbm)
Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 1

A struggling, young theatre designer – 19-year-old Therese Belivet – takes a temporary Christmas job in a New York store. A week before Christmas, a glamorous stranger comes into the toy department to buy a doll for her daughter – and suddenly Therese's life will never be the same again.

A tender and unsettling love story about two women – one of them married, and the other 19 - who risk everything to be together.

Written by Patricia Highsmith, who is best known as one of the 20th-century's most accomplished thriller-writers - a role she assumed overnight when Alfred Hitchcock turned her sublimely disturbing first novel, Strangers on a Train, into a hit movie in 1951.

Written a year later, Carol broke all the rules for the portrayal of lesbians in American fiction. Despite warnings from her publisher and her agent that a lesbian novel would ruin her new-found reputation, the book became a major best-seller, with over a million sales when it was released in paperback – and Highsmith went on to write 30 more books before her death in 1995.

Carol is a genuinely groundbreaking classic – and a truly modern love story.

Carol..............Miranda Richardson
Therese...........Andrea Deck
Mrs Robichek....Beverley Klein
Miss Davis........Liza Ross
Richard.............Gunnar Cauthery
with Barbara Barnes and David Jarvis

Written by Patricia Highsmith
Adapted and directed by Neil Bartlett

Producer: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b052hdg3)
Alexandra Fuller - Leaving Before the Rains Come

"He looked good on a horse"

"I believed that if I moored myself to Charlie, I would know tranquility interspersed with organized adventure. I could remain here, safely. Our lives would be the 'three rifles, supplies for a month and Mozart' of Out of Africa without the plane crashes, syphilis and Danish accent."

In a follow-up to the award-winning memoir "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight", Alexandra Fuller charts her tempestuous marriage to the man she thought would save her from the eccentricities, chaos and dangers of life with her family in Africa.

In 1992, after her parents had seen off all other suitors, Alexandra Fuller married Charlie Ross, a charismatic polo player, and the only man who seemed able to stand up to her parents. In this witty, frank and courageous memoir, Fuller charts their twenty tempestuous years together, from the brutal beauty of the Zambezi to the mountains of Wyoming - looking at what made her marry this man, and why in the end she had to save herself.

In this opening episode: 'Charlie Ross: Mr Adventure - the man Alexandra hopes will be her saviour.

Read by Tracy-Ann Oberman.

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


MON 15:00 Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby (m0009s39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Just a Minute (b01hjq76)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Semi Circles (b0962xwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Street and Lane (b00vls7z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009kz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007sw34)
Earthsearch I

Across the Abyss

The starship Challenger, continuing its search for Earth, has left Zelda 5 and - with Grand Emperor Thorden on board - is heading toward the star cluster, Tersus 9.

Darv is certain that this is where Paradise - a planet discovered by the second generation crew - is to be found.

James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Kroll ...... Michael Spice
Fagor ...... Sion Probert
Dren ...... John Webb

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1981.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00hd431)
Victoria Derbyshire and Paul Blezard

Kate Mosse and her guests - BBC TV news presenter, Victoria Derbyshire and writer and broadcaster Paul Blezard to discuss favourite books by Vikas Swarup, Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Arthur Koestler.

Slumgdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup.
Publisher: Doubleday

Letter to a Hostage by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

The Scum of the Earth by Arthur Koestler.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b04tvkt2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jp0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011kpfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Where Words Fail, Music Speaks (m0009s36)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 The TED Interview (m0009s3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m0009s3g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009kz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Bridget Christie Minds the Gap (b04xrwhh)
Series 2

Ethical Filing

Bridget Christie's taken her activism to a whole new level. Well, sort of.

Multi-award winning series about modern feminism.

Bridget thought that she'd be able to put her feet up after her last series, she expected it to bomb. Sadly it was a huge success. But it's OK, because actually she's solved the feminist struggle all by herself.

She's assisted by token man, Fred MacAulay.

Written by Bridget Christie.

Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith and Alexandra Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m0009lqs)
Series 55

Episode 1

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Ivo Graham, Sophie Duker, Huge Davies and Karen Bartke.

Ivo Graham tackles the subject of celebrities wading into politics, Sophie Duker looks at the latest from the Royals, and Huge Davies gives us his searing hot take on the state of current affairs.

It was written by the cast with additional material by Gareth Gwynn, Madeleine Brettingham, Catherine Brinkworth and Alex Lynch.

It was a BBC Studios production.


MON 23:30 Radio Active (b007k1zs)
Series 5

Wimbledon

Anyone for tennis? Radio Active's exclusive 'live' coverage from Court 19.

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

Music by Philip Pope and Angus Deayton.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with John Cantor, Moray Hunter, John Docherty and Jeremy Pascall.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.



TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2019

TUE 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007sw34)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00hd431)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011kpfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Where Words Fail, Music Speaks (m0009s36)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b054ps0b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 A Voyage to Lundy (b008v8zf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b04stvbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b052hdg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby (m0009s39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Just a Minute (b01hjq76)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Semi Circles (b0962xwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Street and Lane (b00vls7z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009kz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ktgc)
Series 2

3. Buried Treasure

When Agatha embarks on a plan to give up smoking, little does she know it will lead to a treasure hunt, humiliation and a rather nasty murder...

Penelope Keith stars as PR guru turned amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Margaret Bloxby ...... Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Roy Silver ...... James Holmes
Mrs Friendly ...... Joanna Brookes
Mrs Hicks ...... Lynda Baron

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in October 2005.


TUE 06:30 The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World (b01rvps7)
Episode 1

On passage from the Pacific to Atlantic side, Jonny Dymond (BBC correspondent) explores how digging the so-called "Big Ditch" across the narrow isthmus at Panama changed the world.

In this first episode of two, he evaluates how, a century ago when it was constructed, the canal marked the birth of a new global superpower, the United States of America. To what extent did the canal ensure its economic and military dominance?

Today, however, China's influence grows in Central America, a region traditionally America's backyard. What plans are afoot for Chinese-backed alternative routes across the isthmus to rival Panama's?

Tracing these developments, as well as other strands in this fascinating tale, Dymond investigates how the tiny nation of Panama, and the rather small waterway that bisects it, contains a rather large slice of world history.

The success story belongs to the States, but how did they pull off this extraordinary feat of engineering where many had failed? In the shady past lay the broken dreams and appalling costs of, first, the catastrophic French attempt that consumed the lives of tens of thousands of men and, centuries before, the failed projects of the Spanish Conquistadors and even the bankrupted Kingdom of Scotland.

Moving forward, as Panama improves the canal in an impressive $5bn expansion project, what will happen to the patterns of world trade? And what of China's plans and other trade routes?

Global economics and strategic geopolitics are all reflected in what happens on the canal.

Producer: Dom Byrne

A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in April 2013.


TUE 07:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06vn6zy)
Series 2

Episode 3

Everything works so well in Sweden that Geoff misses complaining about life. It's making him homesick. Then Ian suggests they try making a satirical podcast about Sweden - with seismic results.

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
Johan ...... Andre Wickstrom
Ian ...... Danny Robins
Pedestrian ...... Thomas Ericsson

Writer: Danny Robins
Additional Material by Ben Kersley

Director: Frank Stirling

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


TUE 07:30 Clare in the Community (m0009ktd)
Series 12

Ray of Sunshine

The Sparrowhawk office have a visit from an old team member. Ray's gone up in the world, and he's got a proposition for them. At home, Brian is becoming suspicious about Clare's behaviour. But he knows just who to call.

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
Ray.....RICHARD LUMSDEN
Simon.....ANDREW WINCOTT
Mrs Singh..... NINA WADIA
Joan ..... SARAH THOM
Vaughn.....JENNY BEDE


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007k370)
The Silent Bugler

It's 1902 and British secret agent Seagoon is heading to Dresden on a deadly mission

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 (m0009srp)
Series 3

Episode 12

Kenneth Horne meets the BBC's chief programme planner - and 'Hornerama' looks at Russia.

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 July 1960.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (m0009lqs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b007jv6b)
Series 2

Episode 1

The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot, Captain Foulenough, Dr Strabismus (whom God preserve) of Utrecht and Big White Carstairs.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton’s surreally comic ‘Beachcomber’ column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.


TUE 10:00 Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby (m0009srr)
Episode 2

Trapped into marriage, will Enderby lose his poetic gift and become simple Hogg the Gardener instead?

Conclusion of the classic 1960s acerbic comedy by Anthony Burgess. Enderby, mediocre poet sans pareil, bursts onto an unsuspecting world, scattering breadcrumbs and bad verse.

Enderby .... Philip Glenister
Vesta .... Valerie Edmond
Rawcliffe .... Russell Dixon
Drunk .... David Fleeshman
Stepmother ...... Ann Rye
Doctor .... Malcolm Raebum

Dramatised by Jim Poyser.

Director: Polly Thomas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


TUE 11:00 Short Cuts (b07kpy42)
Series 9

Rivals

Fights for territory, standing your ground and petty feuds - Josie Long hears stories of rivalry. From a bitter battle conducted in a laundrette to an ongoing argument between academics on either side of the world.

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 11:30 Israel Zangwill - Cheating the Gallows (b007jq4t)
Odd couple, Tom Peters and Everard G Roxdal are two inseperable lodgers - but a bank robbery threatens their intense friendship. And what about the cash?

Israel Zangwill's story is read by Lloyd Hutchinson.

Israel Zangwill was a writer and political activist (1864 – 1926)

Producer: Joanne Reardon

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Radio Drama, Manchester.

First broadcast in 2003.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007k370)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (m0009srp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ktgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World (b01rvps7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b054qctk)
Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant

Episode 7

In this time of forgetting, one elderly couple - Axl and Beatrice - are determined to hold onto memories of their life together and have set out to find their long-lost son.

They've been joined on their quest by Wistan, a mysterious Saxon warrior from the East, and Edwin, a young boy in peril. After an attack on the monastery where they were sheltering, the group have been separated. Wistan is still fighting off Lord Brennus's soldiers and Edwin slips back to find him.

David Suchet continues Kazuo Ishiguro's powerful novel - a moving, mysterious and deeply philosophical book about how societies remember and forget.

“It’s queer the way the world’s forgetting people and things from only yesterday and the day before that. Like a sickness come over us all.”

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. In this desolate, uncultivated land of mist and rain, people find that their memories are slipping away from them. They live in an uneasy peace but memories of the wars that once ravaged the country are stirring.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


TUE 14:15 A Voyage to Lundy (b008tzzk)
Episode 2

Writer and poet Gwyneth explores the history of Lundy, and how the remote island in the Bristol Channel may help change her life.

Producer: Penny Arnold

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b04sv2gv)
Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 2

In the week before Christmas Mrs Carol Aird, a married housewife, has met Therese Belivet, a would-be theatre designer, across the counter of the toy department in a big New York store. It's now two days later, and Therese has accepted an invitation out to Carol's home in New Jersey. She hasn't told her boyfriend.

Patricia Highsmith's tender and unsettling love story about two women – one of them married, and the other 19 - who risk everything to be together.

Highsmith is best known as one of the 20th-century's most accomplished thriller writers - a role she assumed overnight when Alfred Hitchcock turned her sublimely disturbing first novel, Strangers on a Train, into a hit movie in 1951.

Written a year later, Carol broke all the rules for the portrayal of lesbians in American fiction. Despite warnings from her publisher and her agent that a lesbian novel would ruin her new-found reputation, the book became a major best-seller, with over a million sales when it was released in paperback – and Highsmith went on to write thirty more books before her death in 1995.

Carol is a genuinely groundbreaking classic – and a truly modern love story.

Carol..............Miranda Richardson
Therese...........Andrea Deck
Hargess...........Colin Stinton
Richard...........Gunnar Cauthery
Abby..............Lorelei King
with David Jarvis, Beverley Klein and Liza Ross

Written by Patricia Highsmith
Adapted and directed by Neil Bartlett

Producer: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b052j0tt)
Alexandra Fuller - Leaving Before the Rains Come

"Never trust anyone who doesn't drink"

Alexandra and Charlie's first trip ends, portentously, with an elephant attack.

In a follow-up to the award-winning memoir "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight", Alexandra Fuller charts her temptestuous marriage to the man she thought would save her from the eccentricities, chaos and dangers of life in Africa.

In 1992, after her parents had seen off all other suitors, Alexandra Fuller married Charlie Ross, a charismatic polo player, and the only man who seemed able to stand up to her parents. In this witty, frank and courageous memoir, Fuller charts their twenty tempestuous years together, from the brutal beauty of the Zambezi to the mountains of Wyoming - looking at what made her marry this man, and why in the end she had to save herself.

Read by Tracy-Ann Oberman.

Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


TUE 15:00 Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby (m0009srr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Act Your Age (b010dqgb)
Series 3

Episode 5

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?

Jon Richardson is joined by Carl Donnelly, Lucy Porter is paired with Justin Edwards and Tom O'Connor teams up with Norman Lovett.

Devised and produced by Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


TUE 16:30 The Break (b07gf4s6)
Series 1

Sunday, Flipping Sunday

Dawn breaks on a beautiful Sunday morning in Flamford. Uncle Jeff is on a quest for spiritual comfort and persuades his nephew Andy to join him by bribing him with the promise of a proper roast dinner.

They find that the local church has installed a new vicar, the Reverend Beverley, who invites Jeff to her bible class that evening. The words "bring a bible" strike a chill to Jeff's heart. He has never owned a bible, and neither has Andy.

They spend the rest of the day trying to find a bible on a Sunday, with Andy's stomach rumbling as he pictures his dinner slipping further away. On their quest they encounter Derek Horrox The Mayor, Peter Humfriss, The Town Crier, and a slightly unnerving bookseller.

Jeff ...... Philip Jackson
Andy ...... Tom Palmer
Reverend Beverley ...... Shobna Gulati
Derek Horrox the Mayor ...... Rasmus Hardiker
Peter Humfriss, the Town Crier ...... Mark Benton

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 (b06vn6zy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Clare in the Community (m0009ktd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jld3)
Earthsearch I

New Blood

Telson and Sharna, two of the Challenger's crew, have entered the floating hulk of its sister ship and discovered it houses a population with no knowledge of anything outside their own small world. To them, Earth is eternity.

James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Fagor ...... Sion Probert
Lenart ...... Jane Knowles
Tandor ...... Pauline Letts
Forty One ...... John Church

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1981.


TUE 18:30 Sounds Natural (b08t17cm)
Flora Robson

Distinguished actress, Dame Flora Robson (1902-1984) shares her love of wildlife and the countryside with Derek Jones, including her impressions from working in Hollywood.

The Redstart, Hippopotamus and the Wandering Albatross are among her choices of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1973.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007k370)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (m0009srp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ktgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World (b01rvps7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Short Cuts (b07kpy42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:30 Israel Zangwill - Cheating the Gallows (b007jq4t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


TUE 22:00 Clare in the Community (m0009ktd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll (b00fw3zq)
Come Up and See Me

How Brian's interruption of a recording session inadvertently gave Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel their biggest hit.

More revelations from rock musicologist and part-time media studies tutor Brian Appleton

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


TUE 22:45 Before They Were Famous (b05wykj1)
Series 3

Episode 3

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 gain some understanding of the force that was to be reckoned with in the case of William Blake, and how his spiritual leanings came to bear on his copy for public signs in London parks.

We also hear the beginnings of Will Self's acerbic style in his submission as a child, re-working a classic fairy tale for an adolescent magazine.

There's also the much loved poet Pam Ayres and her sadly unused submission for a reworking of the 3 minute warning in the event of a nuclear bomb.

Finally, we hear another of the questionable offerings from Henrik Ibsen to the joke department of a Christmas cracker manufacturer.

Producer: Claire Broughton

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


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m000b04w)
Ricky Grover 1/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats to Ricky Grover.


TUE 23:00 Seekers (b0612hk1)
Series 2

The Boy With the Wogan Tattoo

It's the morning after Stuart's stag night, his back hurts, and Mr Big is looking for him.

Mathew Horne, Daniel Mays, Tony Way and Zahra Ahmadi star in the sitcom set in a jobcentre.

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

Written by Steve Burge.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.


TUE 23:30 Les Kelly's Britain (b01753jn)
Episode 2

Les Kelly hosts a magazine show from hell. Les is a cross between Jeremy Kyle and a slap in the face. He claims this is the only radio show for 'normal, decent people'.

Les meets Britain's first firm of emergency yodelers, a woman whose claim to fame is that she can walk backwards, and a man with such an embarrassing medical condition that Les refuses to have him on the show.

Starring Kevin Bishop as Les Kelly.

With:
Alan Francis
Pippa Evans
Laurence Howarth
Anthony Spargo

Written by Bill Dare and Julian Dutton.

Producer Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.



WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2019

WED 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jld3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Sounds Natural (b08t17cm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ktgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World (b01rvps7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b054qctk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 A Voyage to Lundy (b008tzzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b04sv2gv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b052j0tt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby (m0009srr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Act Your Age (b010dqgb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Break (b07gf4s6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06vn6zy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Clare in the Community (m0009ktd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011l9l8)
Series 2

4. The Civil War

The search to find the killer leads Agatha and James to the dreaming spires of Oxford, where they soon get intimate - in a cupboard full of EM Forster first editions...

Penelope Keith stars as PR guru turned amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Mrs Friendly ...... Joanna Brookes
Mrs Hicks ...... Lynda Baron
Professor Wolf ...... Simon Treves

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in October 2005.


WED 06:30 The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World (b01s0dk1)
Episode 2

Jonny Dymond concludes his passage from the Pacific to Atlantic side of the Panama Canal, exploring the global impact of the so-called Big Ditch. A century after it was constructed, Dymond explores the present and future of the isthmus nation of Panama and the trade route of which it is the custodian.

How has Panama fared since full control of running the canal was bestowed on it? Dymond broaches the tricky relationship between the United States and Panama over the Canal Zone. More widely, was America's relinquishing the canal part of a wider trend that has seen US influence in Latin America decline? At the same time, Dymond discovers growing China's interests in the region - Chinese-backed plans for a new canal in Nicaragua.

Has the US taken its eye off the Americas, distracted by other concerns? This Big Ditch marked the beginning of the American century - do the signs on the isthmus suggest that the superpower that was made here is on a gradual retreat?

Producer: Dom Byrne

A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2013.


WED 07:00 Potting On (b00lg8gt)
Something for Me

Pam has a win on the Premium Bonds.

Gordon earmarks the money for a new office computer, but Pam fancies splashing out on a sports car!

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 and Alex Tregear.

Sitcom by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.

Producer Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2008.


WED 07:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m0009jkv)
Series 2

Cultural Relativism

Malawi's most famous comedian Daliso Chaponda returns for a second series.

The UK and Africa have had a long a complicated past. This series looks at the history of this relationship as well as current issues, with Daliso as our relationship guidance counsellor, helping us navigate the rocky historical waters between the two places.

Episode 1: Cultural Relativism

In this episode, Daliso talks about cultural differences, exploring the complicated topic of cultural relativism and how it is more than just 'agreeing to disagree'.

Writer and performed by Daliso Chaponda
Sebastian... James Quinn
Additional Material... Scott Bennett
Voice of... Dylan Morris

Theme music by Lawi
Image by Steve Ullathorne

Production Coordinator... Beverly Tagg
Producer... Carl Cooper

This is a BBC Studios Production.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k15z)
The Holiday Camp

Sid hires the lad to run his new venture, but then he discovers a surprise next door.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly, Kenneth Williams and Denis Wilson.

Announcer: 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 May 1955.


WED 08:30 Listen to Les (b017710t)
From 18/01/1981

Les Dawson's tales of 1920s gangsters, dole office romantics and tickling his ivories - badly.

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 (b0bbp79t)
Series 8

University of Sheffield

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

Specialist subjects including Archaeology, Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, and Civil Engineering and the questions ranging from Blockchain and Xerostomia to Big Shaq and Slime.

Recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates 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 (b007vhr4)
Series 1

Pantomime Cows

Robert lands a festive stage role, but ends up drinking before a show...

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

Robert Wilson ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Sue ..... Caroline Quentin
Desmond Shaw ..... Gary Waldhorn

With Stephen Yardley, Royce Mills, Susan Sheridan, Anne Bryson and Joanna Mackie.

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1989.


WED 10:00 Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter (m0009swy)
1. What Hope?

Caroline Harding's only suitor disappeared to India without her and forgot that he'd ever planned to marry her.

She was left with few hopes, for what was there for a parson's daughter of limited means and no looks to expect in 1775?

Written by Joanna Trollope under her nom de plume, Caroline Harvey.

Dramatised in three parts by Eric Pringle.

Caroline Harding .... Rebecca Egan
Johnnie Gates .... Charles Simpson
Henry .... Ross Livingstone
Parson Harding .... Geoffrey Whitehead
Eleanor .... Jane Whittenshaw
Robert .... Roger May
Lady Lennox …. Jennifer Hilary
Lord Lennox …. David Collings
Georgiana .... Jilly Bond
Frank Lovell ....Paul Jenkins
Sir Edward Ashton .... Nicholas Le Prevost
Ralph Buxby .... Andrew Wincott
Sircar ... Dhirendra
George Carew .... Stephen Critchlow
Anne Hedges .... Patience Tomlinson
Mary Wells .... Tessa Worsley
Mr Pears .... David Timson

Dramatised by Eric Pringle.

Director: Jane Morgan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1995.


WED 11:00 Soul Music Mixtapes (m0009sx0)
2. 'So What' to 'Myfanwy'

Cerys Matthews delves into the archives to put together a specially curated mixtape of her favourite stories from across 25 series of the BBC Radio 4's Soul Music.

Each episode of Soul Music takes a different piece of music – it might be a pop song, or a hymn, or a piece of classical music or world music – and looks at why it moves us and what it means to different people.

Cerys's choices in this edition are:

Miles Davis: ‘So What’
Kyu Sakamoto: ‘Sukiyaki’
Albinoni/Giazotto: Adagio in G Minor for Organ and Strings
Violeta Parra: ‘Gracias A La Via’
Puccini; ‘Che Gelida Manina’ [‘Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen’]
Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 ‘New World’
Cerys Matthews own rendition of ‘Myfanwy’.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in January 2018.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k15z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Listen to Les (b017710t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011l9l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World (b01s0dk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b054tfht)
Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant

Episode 8

In this time of forgetting, one elderly couple - Axl and Beatrice - are determined to hold onto memories of their life together and have set out to find their long-lost son.

They were joined on their quest by Wistan, a mysterious Saxon warrior from the East, and Edwin, a young boy in peril, but the group have been separated. They've learned that the source of the mist of forgetting is the dragon Querig, and Wistan has vowed to slay the beast.

The journey is taking its toll on Beatrice and Axl is afraid of losing her.

David Suchet continues Kazuo Ishiguro's powerful novel - a moving, mysterious and deeply philosophical book about how societies remember and forget.

“It’s queer the way the world’s forgetting people and things from only yesterday and the day before that. Like a sickness come over us all.”

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. In this desolate, uncultivated land of mist and rain, people find that their memories are slipping away from them. They live in an uneasy peace but memories of the wars that once ravaged the country are stirring.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


WED 14:15 A Voyage to Lundy (b008tzzl)
Episode 3

Writer and poet Gwyneth Lewis explores Lundy Island's paradoxical qualities. Can they help to change her life's direction?

Producer: Penny Arnold

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b04svjxq)
Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 3

Carol is battling her husband for custody of their daughter, Nerinda. Three weeks after their first meeting, Therese has agreed to escape New York and accompany Carol on a car trip. Her boyfriend isn't happy.

Patricia Highsmith's tender and unsettling love story about two women – one of them married, and the other 19 - who risk everything to be together.

Highsmith is best known as one of the 20th-century's most accomplished thriller writers - a role she assumed overnight when Alfred Hitchcock turned her sublimely disturbing first novel, Strangers on a Train, into a hit movie in 1951.

Written a year later, Carol broke all the rules for the portrayal of lesbians in American fiction. Despite warnings from her publisher and her agent that a lesbian novel would ruin her new-found reputation, the book became a major best-seller, with over a million sales when it was released in paperback – and Highsmith went on to write thirty more books before her death in 1995.

Carol is a genuinely groundbreaking classic – and a truly modern love story.

Carol..............Miranda Richardson
Therese...........Andrea Deck
Richard...........Gunnar Cauthrey
with David Jarvis

Written by Patricia Highsmith
Adapted and directed by Neil Bartlett

Producer: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b052j5n9)
Alexandra Fuller - Leaving Before the Rains Come

"A nice leg for a riding boot"

Alexandra looks to her family's colourful past in order to make sense of the present.

In a follow-up to the award-winning memoir "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight", Alexandra Fuller charts her temptestuous marriage to the man she thought would save her from the eccentricities, chaos and dangers of life in Africa.

In 1992, after her parents had seen off all other suitors, Alexandra Fuller married Charlie Ross, a charismatic polo player, and the only man who seemed able to stand up to her parents. In this witty, frank and courageous memoir, Fuller charts their twenty tempestuous years together.

Read by Tracy-Ann Oberman.

Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


WED 15:00 Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter (m0009swy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b0bbp79t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007vhr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Potting On (b00lg8gt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m0009jkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jldg)
Earthsearch I

Marooned

The Challenger's crew has returned to its solar system to discover that a million years has passed on Earth while only 115 years had passed on their starship.

After their devastating news, the four-strong crew face peril from a once benign force.

James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Sentinel ...... Alexander John
George ...... John McAndrew

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1981.


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b01nlbcp)
Series 5

Richard Griffiths

The award-winning star of stage, TV and the big screen, actor Richard Griffiths recalls his career.

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

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k15z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Listen to Les (b017710t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011l9l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World (b01s0dk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Soul Music Mixtapes (m0009sx0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m0009jkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Warhorses of Letters (b01pcqkr)
Series 2

Episode 4

It's the eve of Waterloo and our two heroes face the prospect of seeing each other face to face, if only it was not across a battlefield. And is Marengo's life at risk from another more immediate enemy?

The continuing romantic correspondence between two of history's most important horses: Napoleon's mount Marengo and the Duke of Wellington's own Copenhagen.

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 December 2012.


WED 22:45 The John Moloney Show (b05wy6wp)
Series 1

The Feckless Youth

John meets a disengaged charity worker, before challenging some relationship problems.

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.

Featuring Richard Melvin and Fred MacAulay.

Producer: Alan Lorraine

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


WED 23:00 Recorded for Training Purposes (b00gm512)
Series 3

Episode 2

Sketch show about modern communication and contemporary obsessions. With Ben Willbond and Rachel Atkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009.


WED 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0009ygr)
Ricky Grover 2/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats again to Ricky Grover.


WED 23:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b08csqyb)
Series 3

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Relationships in the Amos household are strained by a new arrival.

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 Ellen Thomas, Laurie Kynaston, Stephen K Amos, 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 February 2017.



THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER 2019

THU 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jldg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b01nlbcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011l9l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World (b01s0dk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b054tfht)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 A Voyage to Lundy (b008tzzl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b04svjxq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b052j5n9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter (m0009swy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b0bbp79t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007vhr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Potting On (b00lg8gt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m0009jkv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ppfg)
Series 2

5. The Wizard of Evesham

Agatha is alarmed when her new wizard of a hairdresser seems keen to take care of more than just her split ends.

She soon discovers that everyone in his salon has a secret and that he practises a very dark magic indeed...

Penelope Keith stars as PR guru turned amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Bloxby ...... Liza Sadovy
Mrs Wendle ...... Tina Gray
John Orlando ...... John Cummins
Bobby ...... Matthew Carter

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in November 2005.


THU 06:30 The Uncanny (b01k2bvn)
It's that sense of unease or disquiet at the heart of ghost fiction and horror writing, the stuff of bad dreams when the familiar is suddenly strange, a feeling of a place being unsettlingly out of place. The uncanny is everywhere.

So why is it that the familiar, or that which is closest to home, can be so much more frightening to us than the truly exotic or unknown? Freud's extraordinary essay The Uncanny, from 1919, is like nothing else he wrote. It's a translation of the German 'un-heimlich' meaning 'not homely' or 'a feeling of not being at home'. But the term itself is strange. In German its meaning can shift so 'uncanny/un-heimlich' can be read, eerily, as 'homely but not at home' - a disquieting ambiguity.

Freud tries to unravel that sense of the 'uncanny' that he sees everywhere in popular art and culture: in the fiction of Poe and E.T.A. Hoffman, in life-like puppets and mannequins which for a second we think are real, in doppelgangers and doubles, in the strange feeling of getting lost in a familiar place.

He was arguably onto something. The uncanny really is discernable everywhere in fiction, film and art - from Mary Shelly to Asimov, from Invasion of the Body Snatchers to the Chapman Brothers. This atmospheric programme explores the power of the Uncanny in our culture - in all its strange, unsettling manifestations.

Presented by Hugh Haughton. Contributors include author AS Byatt, artists the Chapman Brothers, writer and actor Mark Gatiss and psychotherapist Adam Phillips.

Producer: Simon Hollis

A Brook Lapping production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2012.


THU 07:00 Too Much Information (b00n55sq)
Episode 2

Waft Tourist Information struggle to attract visitors by promoting their most famous local resident, a local doctor who burps - but when a genuinely famous dissolute TV comic stops off for a pee, they are to determined not to let him leave!

Neil Warhurst's four-part comedy drama set in the idiosyncratic world of a tourist information office.

The ancient northern town of Waft appears in the Lonely Planet Guide with the advice: "Don't bother". It has more people in the cemetery than living in it, is twinned with a town near Chernobyl and is most often visited by people using the toilet on the way to Alton Towers. So Waft Tourist Information Centre is hardly a hive of activity! But Warren along with the other members of the "Friends of Waft" each week attempt to solve the endless conundrum of how on earth they can attract visitors to Waft!

WARREN .......................................................................... JEFF RAWLE
DOUGLAS.................................................................. MALCOLM TIERNEY
HEATHER........................................................................... LIZA SADOVY
LUCY ........................................................................ JOANNAH TINCEY
BRYAN ........................................................................ PAUL BARNHILL
RICKY ............................................................................... PHILLIP FOX
GEORGE...................................................................... STEPHEN HOGAN

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.


THU 07:30 Alone (m0009klr)
Series 2

A Few Loose Ends

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 third episode, A Few Loose Ends, Ellie meets Kath (Morwenna Banks), an old female friend of Mitch, and invites her to visit them. But there’s more to Kath’s story than at first appears and Mitch and Will soon find themselves at loggerheads. Meanwhile, Louisa acts the role of Morris’ partner to help her career and hopefully to heighten his pulling power at a party.

Cast:
Mitch - Angus Deayton
Will - Pearce Quigley
Ellie - Abigail Cruttenden
Louisa - Kate Isitt
Morris - Bennett Arron
Kath and Alice - Morwenna Banks

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 (b05208kr)
From 31/05/1964

Doddy visits the Diddy Shop, Digme-in-the-Ribs and introduces the world's worst tax evader.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Judith Chalmers, Patricia Hayes, Duncan Macrae, Peter Hudson, Wallas Eaton and The Barry Sisters.

BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Lockyer

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1964.


THU 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qt2hk)
Series 2

Episode 6

Young inventors, 1930s vintage musical 'Adam and Eve' and Private Eye Mike Spanner is on the case...

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 Les Lilley, Chic Jacob, Graeme Garden, Johnnie Mortimer & Brian Cooke and Bill Oddie.

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 Jean Hart with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1965.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m0009rk2)
Series 3

6. Evelyn Waugh

James Walton tests the skills of Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Louise Doughty and Imogen Stubbs in the game of literary correctness.

Author of the week: Evelyn Waugh

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2000.


THU 09:30 For Better or for Worse (b00gszmp)
Series 1

Episode 5

When Bernard is called into work on a Sunday, his fiancee Iris is not impressed

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
Crystabelle ...... Julie Higginson
Mr Foley ...... Peter Wheeler
Mr Cameron ...... 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 March 1993.


THU 10:00 Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter (m0009rkb)
2. Setting Sail

In 1776 Caroline Harding sets sail for India, bound for marriage to a man whom she's not seen in eight years and whom she suspects of having no real desire to wed her...

Written by Joanna Trollope under her nom de plume, Caroline Harvey.

Caroline Harding ... Rebecca Egan
Lady Lennox ... Jennifer Hilary
Lord Lennox ... David Collings
Isobel Grant .... Emma Gregory
General North .... John Turner
Bella Rathbone ....Jillie Meers
Johnnie Gates ... Charles Simpson
Ranjit .... Sam Dastor
George Carew ... Stephen Critchlow
Sir Edward Ashton ... Nicholas le Prevost
Sircar ... Dhirendra
Moneylender .... Raj Patel
Servant ..... Becky Hindley
Ship's Officer....Paul Jenkins
Sailor ...Joshua Towb

Dramatised by Eric Pringle.

Director Jane Morgan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1995.


THU 11:00 Pippa Gladhill - Maudie (m0009rkh)
Maudie is a fading relic of a figurehead, propped in the corner of a Bristol boatyard, and the ship she was carved for, once the pride of the Victorian age, is now a museum piece. But Maudie's memories are alive and vivid.

Elizabeth Bell reads Pippa Gladhill's short story.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.


THU 11:15 DH Lawrence - Love Among the Haystacks (m0009rkm)
The story of two young brothers who work on the family farm and hope to find love.

DH Lawrence (narrator)... Philip Jackson
Maurice .... Benedict Sandiford
Geoffrey .... Tony Bell
Paula ... Sasha Pick
Lydia ....Sara Poyzer
Father .... John Turner
Tramp/Vicar ... Stephen Critchlow
Henry .... Ian Peck

Dramatised by Nick McCarty

Director Hazel Castell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1999.


THU 12:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b05208kr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qt2hk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ppfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 The Uncanny (b01k2bvn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b054t9hv)
Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant

Episode 9

In this time of forgetting, one elderly couple - Axl and Beatrice - are determined to hold onto memories of their life together and have set out to find their long-lost son. They were joined on their quest by Wistan, a mysterious Saxon warrior from the East, and Edwin, a young boy in peril, but the group have been separated.

They've learned that the source of the mist of forgetting is the dragon Querig, and Wistan has vowed to slay the beast. Axl and Beatrice also hope to kill the dragon but begin to fear a time when the mist lifts, and memory returns.

David Suchet continues Kazuo Ishiguro's powerful novel - a moving, mysterious and deeply philosophical book about how societies remember and forget.

“It’s queer the way the world’s forgetting people and things from only yesterday and the day before that. Like a sickness come over us all.”

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. In this desolate, uncultivated land of mist and rain, people find that their memories are slipping away from them. They live in an uneasy peace but memories of the wars that once ravaged the country are stirring.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


THU 14:15 A Voyage to Lundy (b008tzzm)
Episode 4

Contemplating a change in direction in her life, writer and poet Gwyneth Lewis investigates Lundy island myths and a particular quality of timelessness.

Producer: Penny Arnold

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b04sxv2f)
Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 4

Driving West across America from New York, Carol and Therese have become lovers in a motel room in the town of Waterloo. By the time they reach Utah, Carol's battle with her husband for custody of their daughter seems very far away. However, everything they've left behind is just about to catch up with them.

Patricia Highsmith's tender and unsettling love story about two women – one of them married, and the other 19 - who risk everything to be together.

Highsmith is best-known as one of the 20th century's most accomplished thriller-writers - a role she assumed overnight when Alfred Hitchcock turned her sublimely disturbing first novel, Strangers On A Train, into a hit movie in 1951.

Written a year later, Carol broke all the rules for the portrayal of lesbians in American fiction. Despite warnings from her publisher and her agent that a lesbian novel would ruin her new-found reputation, the book became a major best-seller, with over a million sales when it was released in paperback – and Highsmith went on to write thirty more books before her death in 1995.

Carol is a genuinely groundbreaking classic – and a truly modern love story.

Carol..............Miranda Richardson
Therese...........Andrea Deck
Lobby Clerk......Colin Stinton
Landlady.........Liza Ross
with Barbara Barnes and David Jarvis

Written by Patricia Highsmith
Adapted and directed by Neil Bartlett

Producer: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b052ln57)
Alexandra Fuller - Leaving Before the Rains Come

"They didn't roar and battle and laugh"

Alexandra struggles to keep afloat, when her safe and risk-fee life in the US turns out to have been an illusion.

In a follow-up to the award-winning memoir "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight", Alexandra Fuller charts her temptestuous marriage to the man she thought would save her from the chaos of life in Africa.

In 1992, after her parents had seen off all other suitors, Alexandra Fuller married Charlie Ross, a charismatic adventurer and polo player, and the only man who seemed able to stand up to her parents. In this witty, frank and courageous memoir, Fuller charts their twenty tempestuous years together.

Read by Tracy-Ann Oberman.

Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


THU 15:00 Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter (m0009rkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m0009rk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 For Better or for Worse (b00gszmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Too Much Information (b00n55sq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Alone (m0009klr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jldt)
Earthsearch I

Star Cluster - Tersus Nine

Having destroyed the warrior android Fagor and returned safely to the starship Challenger, the crew have resumed their search for Earth and are heading - in a state of suspended animation - for Tersus Nine.

James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1981.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b03kqfzz)
Series 32

Ricky Ross on Hank Williams

The life of the 'Hillbilly Shakespeare' Hank Williams is the choice of Deacon Blue singer Ricky Ross. Williams is regarded as being the prototype rock star and continues to be hugely influential on musicians today despite a short recording career of just six years before he died at the age of 29. Matthew Parris presents. With Nick Barraclough.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


THU 19:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b05208kr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qt2hk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ppfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 The Uncanny (b01k2bvn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Pippa Gladhill - Maudie (m0009rkh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 DH Lawrence - Love Among the Haystacks (m0009rkm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Alone (m0009klr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (m0009tg4)
Newsjack Unplugged, Series 4

Episode 2

Darren Harriott hosts Newsjack's little brother with this week's satirical instalment.


THU 22:45 The Goldfish Bowl (m0009rkv)
Series 1

Episode 2

Anton attempts to educate fellow goldfish Liam, but who wants to learn when you can play I-Spy?

Liam is a Friday-night-in-with-a-Dick Francis-and-a-box-of-Terry's All Gold goldfish, whereas Anton is erudite and sophisticated.

Written by and starring Shaun Prendergast.

Liam ...... Sean Foley
Martin ...... Shaun Prendergast
Anton ...... Hamish McColl
Susan ...... Sarah Parish

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio in September 1998.


THU 23:00 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b04wv049)
Series 6

Roy Walker

Marcus Brigstocke persuades Roy Walker, the comedian made famous by ITVs Catchphrase, to see his first-ever Shakespeare play and banter with the audience for the first time.

Series persuading guests to try new experiences: things they really ought to have done by now. Some experiences are loved, some are loathed, in this show all about embracing the new.

Director: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio in January 2015.


THU 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0009ygt)
Ricky Grover 3/3

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Paul Garner chats again to Ricky Grover.


THU 23:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b07v0fv4)
Series 2

Spirituality

Mark Watson investigates spirituality.

The human spirit, or soul, can be a controversial idea. We cannot see it, yet many people insist it is there - similar to Pokemon. Is there a life beyond death and, if there is, will we like it?

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 September 2016.



FRIDAY 01 NOVEMBER 2019

FRI 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jldt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b03kqfzz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Agatha Raisin (b011ppfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 The Uncanny (b01k2bvn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b054t9hv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 A Voyage to Lundy (b008tzzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b04sxv2f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b052ln57)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter (m0009rkb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m0009rk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 For Better or for Worse (b00gszmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Too Much Information (b00n55sq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Alone (m0009klr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011pv6k)
Series 2

6. The Moment of Truth

Agatha must quickly discover the identity of the poisoner, but James is refusing to help.

Has he really ceased to care for her?

Penelope Keith stars as PR guru turned amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Mrs Wendle ...... Tina Gray
Eve ...... Fay Rusling
Bobby ...... Matthew Carter

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in November 2005.


FRI 06:30 Leading Ladies (b00vhg2z)
Theatre director and artistic director of the Southbank Centre Jude Kelly marks the 350th anniversary of the first performance by the first English professional actress.

Before the restoration and the reopening of the theatres after years of Puritan rule, boys and men had played women's roles. However, when Charles II came to the throne he requested that women be allowed on stage and the course of theatre history was changed forever when a woman took the stage in the role of Desdemona on 8th December 1660.

Although little is known about who she was, Jude Kelly pieces together a picture of what life would have been like for the first generation of actresses. She visits the real tennis court at Hampton Court Palace to find out what the first performance would have been like, takes Celia Imrie to the site of where the first performance took place and tours the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in search of Nell Gwynn.

Were the first actresses' victims of exploitation or women who exploited the situation to their own advantage? Were they whores or pioneers?

Producer: Benjamin Partridge

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


FRI 07:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076h1z)
Series 3

Boyfriends

Pete's back and Cassie's happy - but how can she explain her relationship with PJ the postman to him?

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

Starring Debra Stephenson as Cassie and David Lamb as Pete.

PJ ...... Brendan Burns
Janet ...... Paula Wilcox
Maddie ...... Julia Morris
Simon ...... Shaun Dooley
Bill ...... Mike Grady

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


FRI 07:30 Heidi Regan: Overthinker (m0009rzb)
Stand-up special from BBC Radio 4 New Comedy Award winner, Heidi Regan, all about overthinking in the modern world.

Overthinker was written and performed by Heidi Regan. The script editor was Tom Neenan and the show was produced by Suzy Grant for BBC Studios.


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jr74)
Series 3

Around the World the Burkiss Way

Books are plundered, but what the Dickens is going on?

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 January 1978.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jp1c)
Series 6

Porn Yesterday

Harold's aghast when he discovers exactly 'What the Butler Saw'!

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
Mabel ...... Norma Ronald
Vicar ...... Anthony Sharpe

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 eight series for TV.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1976.


FRI 09:00 It's Not What You Know (b0383z2q)
Series 2

Episode 6

What is Joe Lycett's favourite book? Which is Anneka Rice's film-maker son's favourite film? Who is Dave Gorman's all-time hero?

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 August 2013.


FRI 09:30 Gush (b050h4wd)
Episode 3

Foxwell Cravate and Max Pomeroy face execution by ritual disembowelment.

Will Lady Arabella's wiles coax Prince Saudi into making a last-minute reprieve?

Or will lolanthe Diamond start reminiscing about her 1973 Oscar-winning performance in Tinseltown?

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's epic tale of power, love, passion and oil.

Foxwell Cravate ...... Martin Jarvis
Max Pomeroy ...... Mac McDonald
Arabella Derbyshire ...... Felicity Montagu
Iolanthe Diamond ...... Caroline Quentin
Charles Ambrose Fortescue de Vere ...... Jonathan Coy

With Julian Dutton, Toby Longworth and Steve Steen.

Producer: Colin Swash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.


FRI 10:00 Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter (m0009tcz)
3. The Bargain

Caroline's marriage to Johnnie Gates is a charade, but she has made a bargain and is determined to stick to her side of it.

Written by Joanna Trollope under her nom de plume, Caroline Harvey.

Isobel Grant ... Emma Gregory
Sir Edward Ashton ... Nicholas Le Prevost
Caroline Harding ... Rebecca Egan
Johnnie Gates ... Charles Simpson
Nawab of Fultar ... Badi Uzzaman
Ralph Buxby ... Andrew Wincott
Ranjit... Sam Dastor
George Carew ... Stephen Critchlow
John Eyre ... Gavin Muir
Bella Rathbone ....Jillie Meers
Ann Wheeler .... Monica Dolan
Lady Lennox .... Jennifer Hilary
with John Hartley and Tessa Worsley

Dramatised by Eric Pringle.

Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1995.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0009td1)
Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jr74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jp1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011pv6k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Leading Ladies (b00vhg2z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b054tnzs)
Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant

Episode 10

In this time of forgetting, one elderly couple - Axl and Beatrice - are determined to hold onto memories of their life together and have set out to find their long-lost son.

On their journey they encounter knights, holy men and warriors. With the she-dragon Querig slain and memory restored, the land faces a dark future as old wounds are laid bare. With Beatrice weakening, the couple continue their journey to find their son but buried memories of their own lives are also stirring.

David Suchet concludes Kazuo Ishiguro's powerful novel - a moving, mysterious and deeply philosophical book about how societies remember and forget.

“It’s queer the way the world’s forgetting people and things from only yesterday and the day before that. Like a sickness come over us all.”

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. In this desolate, uncultivated land of mist and rain, people find that their memories are slipping away from them. They live in an uneasy peace but memories of the wars that once ravaged the country are stirring.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


FRI 14:15 A Voyage to Lundy (b008tzzn)
Episode 5

Writer and poet Gwyneth Lewis explores the allure of Lundy Island and considers the satisfaction of adventure close to home.

Producer: Penny Arnold

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b04sy3qm)
Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 5

In an attempt to retain custody of her daughter, Carol has abandoned her 19 year-old lover, Therese, after her husband obtained evidence of their affair.

Therese has returned to New York to try and pick up her career as a theatre designer – and to forget the woman who has torn her life apart.

Conclusion of Patricia Highsmith's tender and unsettling love story about two women – one of them married, and the other 19 - who risk everything to be together.

Highsmith is best-known as one of the 20th century's most accomplished thriller-writers - a role she assumed overnight when Alfred Hitchcock turned her sublimely disturbing first novel, Strangers On A Train, into a hit movie in 1951.

Written a year later, Carol broke all the rules for the portrayal of lesbians in American fiction. Despite warnings from her publisher and her agent that a lesbian novel would ruin her new-found reputation, the book became a major best-seller, with over a million sales when it was released in paperback – and Highsmith went on to write thirty more books before her death in 1995.

Carol is a genuinely groundbreaking classic – and a truly modern love story.

Carol...................Miranda Richardson
Therese................Andrea Deck
Abby...................Lorelei King
Genevieve Cranell...Felicity Dean
Mr Bernstein..........Colin Stinton
With David Jarvis, Barbara Barnes and Gunnar Cauthery

Written by Patricia Highsmith
Adapted and directed by Neil Bartlett

Producer: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b052m59l)
Alexandra Fuller - Leaving Before the Rains Come

"It's not supposed to happen this way"

A tragic accident threatens to change everything.

In a follow-up to the award-winning memoir "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight", Alexandra Fuller charts her temptestuous marriage to the man she thought would save her from the chaos of life in southern Africa.

In 1992, after her parents had seen off all other suitors, Alexandra Fuller married Charlie Ross, a charismatic adventurer and polo player, and the only man who seemed able to stand up to her parents. In this witty, frank and courageous memoir, Fuller charts their twenty tempestuous years together from brutal beauty of the Zambezi to the mountains and plains of Wyoming.

Concluded by Tracy-Ann Oberman.

Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


FRI 15:00 Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter (m0009tcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b0383z2q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Gush (b050h4wd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076h1z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Heidi Regan: Overthinker (m0009rzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b00cfzsp)
Earthsearch I

Earthfall

Despite the difficulties put in their way by the two guardian 'Angels', the crew of the Challenger have found Paradise - an earth-like planet originally discovered by the second generation crew.

However, the 'Angels' are by no means beaten.

Conclusion of James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1981.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076n97)
Malingering

Matthew Parris pulls a sickie with guests Patrick Neate, Guy Browning and Dr Len Fisher. From September 2004.


FRI 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jr74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jp1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011pv6k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Leading Ladies (b00vhg2z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0009td1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Heidi Regan: Overthinker (m0009rzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b01p98gy)
Series 3

Episode 4

Alternative therapies in ER, and it's Bhangraman to the rescue.

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

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.

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

Script Editors: Sharat Sardana and Richard Pinto

Producer: Anil Gupta.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m000b4kq)
Aberystwyth Comedy Festival: Jonny & The Baptists

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Arthur Smith is your host and Jake Yapp chats to Jonny & The Baptists at the Aberystwyth Comedy Festival.


FRI 23:00 Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks (b03w32c0)
Asking Out and First Dates

Field marshal of mirth and high priest of Hebburn, Jason Cook dispenses advice on how best to navigate the choppy waters of life and come out the other side without feeling woozy, using the full spectrum of his own experiences as his educational aids.

In this episode, Jason examines how to successfully ask someone out.

Discover the traps to be avoided when going on a first date - using Jason's trademarked "Place, Face, Case" methodology,

Stories from the audience help to throw more light on the matter in hand.

With Zoe Harrison and Neil Grainger.

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


FRI 23:30 Irish Micks and Legends (b01nxw2q)
Series 1

Children of Lir

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 Children of Lir.

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 (b065wwjf)
Working Class Normals

Bears, airports, stand up, accents, and even the odd catchphrase. Perfect.

The last episode in this series sees Terry at his very best. Sketches, songs and general hilarity from a brilliant mind.

Written by and starring Terry Alderton.

Additional material from 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)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b04stvbm)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b04stvbm)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b04sv2gv)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b04sv2gv)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b04svjxq)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b04svjxq)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b04sxv2f)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b04sxv2f)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b04sy3qm)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00hd431)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00hd431)

A Voyage to Lundy 14:15 MON (b008v8zf)

A Voyage to Lundy 02:15 TUE (b008v8zf)

A Voyage to Lundy 14:15 TUE (b008tzzk)

A Voyage to Lundy 02:15 WED (b008tzzk)

A Voyage to Lundy 14:15 WED (b008tzzl)

A Voyage to Lundy 02:15 THU (b008tzzl)

A Voyage to Lundy 14:15 THU (b008tzzm)

A Voyage to Lundy 02:15 FRI (b008tzzm)

A Voyage to Lundy 14:15 FRI (b008tzzn)

A Whole 'Nother Story 05:00 SAT (b0076gyn)

A Whole 'Nother Story 07:00 FRI (b0076h1z)

A Whole 'Nother Story 17:00 FRI (b0076h1z)

A Whole Life (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (b06kpk0x)

A Whole Life (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (b06kpk0x)

Act Your Age 16:00 TUE (b010dqgb)

Act Your Age 04:00 WED (b010dqgb)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 SAT (b011j8wn)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 MON (b011kpfh)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 MON (b011kpfh)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 MON (b011kpfh)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 TUE (b011kpfh)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 TUE (b011ktgc)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 TUE (b011ktgc)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 TUE (b011ktgc)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 WED (b011ktgc)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 WED (b011l9l8)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 WED (b011l9l8)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 WED (b011l9l8)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 THU (b011l9l8)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 THU (b011ppfg)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 THU (b011ppfg)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 THU (b011ppfg)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 FRI (b011ppfg)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 FRI (b011pv6k)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 FRI (b011pv6k)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 FRI (b011pv6k)

Alone 07:30 THU (m0009klr)

Alone 17:30 THU (m0009klr)

Alone 22:00 THU (m0009klr)

Alone 05:30 FRI (m0009klr)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 WED (b007vhr4)

An Actor's Life for Me 16:30 WED (b007vhr4)

An Actor's Life for Me 04:30 THU (b007vhr4)

Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby 10:00 MON (m0009s39)

Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby 15:00 MON (m0009s39)

Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby 03:00 TUE (m0009s39)

Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby 10:00 TUE (m0009srr)

Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby 15:00 TUE (m0009srr)

Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby 03:00 WED (m0009srr)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (m0009s1l)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (m0009s1l)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (m0009s1l)

Beachcomber... By the Way 09:30 TUE (b007jv6b)

Before They Were Famous 22:45 TUE (b05wykj1)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 TUE (m0009srp)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 TUE (m0009srp)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 TUE (m0009srp)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 22:30 SAT (b05zl1b6)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b05440ch)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b054ps0b)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b054ps0b)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b054qctk)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b054qctk)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b054tfht)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b054tfht)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b054t9hv)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b054t9hv)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b054tnzs)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b0512h6h)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b052hdg3)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b052hdg3)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b052j0tt)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b052j0tt)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b052j5n9)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b052j5n9)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b052ln57)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b052ln57)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b052m59l)

Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll 22:30 TUE (b00fw3zq)

Bridget Christie Minds the Gap 22:30 MON (b04xrwhh)

Clare in the Community 07:30 TUE (m0009ktd)

Clare in the Community 17:30 TUE (m0009ktd)

Clare in the Community 22:00 TUE (m0009ktd)

Clare in the Community 05:30 WED (m0009ktd)

DH Lawrence - Love Among the Haystacks 11:15 THU (m0009rkm)

DH Lawrence - Love Among the Haystacks 21:15 THU (m0009rkm)

Dad's Army 12:30 SAT (b007jnxm)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jp0x)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jp0x)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jp0x)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 07:30 WED (m0009jkv)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 17:30 WED (m0009jkv)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 22:00 WED (m0009jkv)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 05:30 THU (m0009jkv)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (m0009s2z)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (m0009s2z)

Diane Morgan Believes in Ghosts 09:00 SAT (b09c0rr8)

Diane Morgan Believes in Ghosts 19:00 SAT (b09c0rr8)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (m0009s2q)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (m0009s2q)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (m0009s2q)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 02:30 SAT (m0009lwd)

Drama 18:00 SAT (b05pkpgg)

Drama 00:00 SUN (b05pkpgg)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b081lkn2)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:30 SUN (b081lkn2)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 SUN (b081lkn2)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:30 MON (b081lkn2)

Educating Archie 08:30 SUN (b00g9m6d)

Educating Archie 12:30 SUN (b00g9m6d)

For Better or for Worse 09:30 THU (b00gszmp)

For Better or for Worse 16:30 THU (b00gszmp)

For Better or for Worse 04:30 FRI (b00gszmp)

Goodness Gracious Me 22:30 FRI (b01p98gy)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b03kqfzz)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b03kqfzz)

Gush 04:30 SAT (b04yg54m)

Gush 09:30 FRI (b050h4wd)

Gush 16:30 FRI (b050h4wd)

HE Bates - The Primrose Place 07:15 SUN (m0009s2s)

HE Bates - The Primrose Place 14:15 SUN (m0009s2s)

HE Bates - The Primrose Place 02:15 MON (m0009s2s)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k15z)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k15z)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k15z)

Heidi Regan: Overthinker 07:30 FRI (m0009rzb)

Heidi Regan: Overthinker 17:30 FRI (m0009rzb)

Heidi Regan: Overthinker 22:00 FRI (m0009rzb)

His Master's Voices 15:45 SUN (b06qnx0l)

His Master's Voices 03:45 MON (b06qnx0l)

Homecoming (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (m0009s2x)

Homecoming (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (m0009s2x)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 THU (b00qt2hk)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 THU (b00qt2hk)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 THU (b00qt2hk)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:00 THU (b04wv049)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 08:00 SUN (m0009s2v)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 12:00 SUN (m0009s2v)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (m0009s1r)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (m0009s1r)

Irish Micks and Legends 23:30 FRI (b01nxw2q)

Israel Zangwill - Cheating the Gallows 11:30 TUE (b007jq4t)

Israel Zangwill - Cheating the Gallows 21:30 TUE (b007jq4t)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 SAT (b037tnxt)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 FRI (b0383z2q)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 FRI (b0383z2q)

JB Priestley - Eden End 06:00 SAT (b04njjn5)

JB Priestley - Eden End 16:00 SAT (b04njjn5)

JB Priestley - Eden End 04:00 SUN (b04njjn5)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 SAT (b007s19b)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 MON (b007sw34)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 TUE (b007sw34)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 TUE (b007jld3)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 WED (b007jld3)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 WED (b007jldg)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 THU (b007jldg)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 THU (b007jldt)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 FRI (b007jldt)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 FRI (b00cfzsp)

Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks 23:00 FRI (b03w32c0)

Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter 10:00 WED (m0009swy)

Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter 15:00 WED (m0009swy)

Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter 03:00 THU (m0009swy)

Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter 10:00 THU (m0009rkb)

Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter 15:00 THU (m0009rkb)

Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter 03:00 FRI (m0009rkb)

Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter 10:00 FRI (m0009tcz)

Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter 15:00 FRI (m0009tcz)

Judith French - The Dutch Mariner 03:00 SAT (b0076dm8)

Just a Minute 09:00 MON (b01hjq76)

Just a Minute 16:00 MON (b01hjq76)

Just a Minute 04:00 TUE (b01hjq76)

Leading Ladies 06:30 FRI (b00vhg2z)

Leading Ladies 13:30 FRI (b00vhg2z)

Leading Ladies 20:30 FRI (b00vhg2z)

Les Kelly's Britain 23:30 TUE (b01753jn)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 SAT (b00xw5mw)

Listen to Les 08:30 WED (b017710t)

Listen to Les 12:30 WED (b017710t)

Listen to Les 19:30 WED (b017710t)

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 23:30 SUN (b012wjd5)

Mad Houses 01:30 SAT (b01r0dyg)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 SAT (b09hrxw2)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 23:30 THU (b07v0fv4)

Marriage Lines 08:00 MON (b04tvkt2)

Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b04tvkt2)

Marriage Lines 19:00 MON (b04tvkt2)

Meet David Sedaris 23:00 SAT (b064zp7v)

Multi Story Shorts 11:45 MON (m0009s3g)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 MON (m0009s3g)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (m0009tg4)

Nightfall 18:00 SUN (m0009s33)

Nightfall 00:00 MON (m0009s33)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076n65)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076n97)

Olga Koch: Fight 05:30 SAT (m0009jfy)

Peter Ling - Moonbeam and Mrs Pat 16:00 SUN (b00756hj)

Peter Ling - Moonbeam and Mrs Pat 04:00 MON (b00756hj)

Pippa Gladhill - Maudie 11:00 THU (m0009rkh)

Pippa Gladhill - Maudie 21:00 THU (m0009rkh)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0009td1)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0009td1)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0009s31)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0009s31)

Potting On 07:00 WED (b00lg8gt)

Potting On 17:00 WED (b00lg8gt)

Potting On 05:00 THU (b00lg8gt)

Radio Active 23:30 MON (b007k1zs)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b09dblmq)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (b09dblmq)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 18:30 SUN (b04p55c0)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 00:30 MON (b04p55c0)

Recorded for Training Purposes 23:00 WED (b00gm512)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 07:45 SAT (b01cvdpz)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 17:45 SAT (b01cvdpz)

Roshi Fernando - Homesick 05:45 SUN (b01cvdpz)

Seekers 23:00 TUE (b0612hk1)

Semi Circles 09:30 MON (b0962xwz)

Semi Circles 16:30 MON (b0962xwz)

Semi Circles 04:30 TUE (b0962xwz)

Short Cuts 11:00 TUE (b07kpy42)

Short Cuts 21:00 TUE (b07kpy42)

Small Scenes 22:30 SUN (b03dslfc)

Soul Music Mixtapes 11:00 WED (m0009sx0)

Soul Music Mixtapes 21:00 WED (m0009sx0)

Sounds Natural 18:30 TUE (b08t17cm)

Sounds Natural 00:30 WED (b08t17cm)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007jp1c)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 FRI (b007jp1c)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 FRI (b007jp1c)

Street and Lane 07:00 MON (b00vls7z)

Street and Lane 17:00 MON (b00vls7z)

Street and Lane 05:00 TUE (b00vls7z)

Terry Alderton's All Crazy Now 23:45 FRI (b065wwjf)

That Reminds Me 18:30 WED (b01nlbcp)

That Reminds Me 00:30 THU (b01nlbcp)

The 3rd Degree 09:00 WED (b0bbp79t)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 WED (b0bbp79t)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 THU (b0bbp79t)

The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World 06:30 TUE (b01rvps7)

The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World 13:30 TUE (b01rvps7)

The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World 20:30 TUE (b01rvps7)

The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World 01:30 WED (b01rvps7)

The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World 06:30 WED (b01s0dk1)

The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World 13:30 WED (b01s0dk1)

The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World 20:30 WED (b01s0dk1)

The Big Ditch - How the Panama Canal Changed the World 01:30 THU (b01s0dk1)

The Break 16:30 TUE (b07gf4s6)

The Break 04:30 WED (b07gf4s6)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 FRI (b007jr74)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 FRI (b007jr74)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 FRI (b007jr74)

The Cold Swedish Winter 07:00 TUE (b06vn6zy)

The Cold Swedish Winter 17:00 TUE (b06vn6zy)

The Cold Swedish Winter 05:00 WED (b06vn6zy)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m000b04y)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (m000b04w)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 WED (m0009ygr)

The Comedy Club Interviews 23:25 THU (m0009ygt)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 FRI (m000b4kq)

The Country Girls 13:00 SAT (m0009s1n)

The Country Girls 01:00 SUN (m0009s1n)

The Goldfish Bowl 22:45 THU (m0009rkv)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007k370)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007k370)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007k370)

The John Moloney Show 22:45 WED (b05wy6wp)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:00 THU (b05208kr)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:00 THU (b05208kr)

The Ken Dodd Show 19:00 THU (b05208kr)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b03hxjrf)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b03hxjrf)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (m0009kz5)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (m0009kz5)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (m0009kz5)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (m0009kz5)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (m0009lqs)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (m0009lqs)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:30 SAT (b019chmt)

The Secret World 23:00 SUN (b01169br)

The TED Interview 11:00 MON (m0009s3d)

The TED Interview 21:00 MON (m0009s3d)

The Uncanny 06:30 THU (b01k2bvn)

The Uncanny 13:30 THU (b01k2bvn)

The Uncanny 20:30 THU (b01k2bvn)

The Uncanny 01:30 FRI (b01k2bvn)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (m0009rk2)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (m0009rk2)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (m0009rk2)

Too Much Information 12:00 SAT (b00n1023)

Too Much Information 07:00 THU (b00n55sq)

Too Much Information 17:00 THU (b00n55sq)

Too Much Information 05:00 FRI (b00n55sq)

Uncle Mort's North Country 14:45 SAT (b007jl69)

Uncle Mort's North Country 02:45 SUN (b007jl69)

Utopia 01:00 SUN (b06y9b6t)

Warhorses of Letters 22:30 WED (b01pcqkr)

What Does the K Stand For? 23:30 WED (b08csqyb)

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks 06:30 MON (m0009s36)

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks 13:30 MON (m0009s36)

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks 20:30 MON (m0009s36)

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks 01:30 TUE (m0009s36)

With Great Pleasure 14:15 SAT (m0009s1t)

With Great Pleasure 02:15 SUN (m0009s1t)