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SATURDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2019

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b0076n97)
Malingering

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


SAT 01:00 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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 02:45 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 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.


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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.


SAT 06:00 William Rose - Genevieve (m000b07f)
Remember the classic 1953 fim starring Kenneth More, John Gregson, Dinah Sheridan, Kay Kendall and two vintage cars? Probably the first British road movie as well as a wonderful romantic comedy,

Genevieve is the the story of two men behaving badly with their cars and their women on the annual London to Brighton car run.

Adapted by Adrian Bean from the original screenplay by William Rose.

Alan .... Michael Maloney
Wendy .... Amanda Root
Ambrose .... Robert Bathurst
Rosalind .... Samantha Bond
Miss Windsor .... Jennie Stoller
Commentator .... David Holt
Roger .... Kenny Blyth
Policeman .... Phillip Joseph
Harry .... Jonathan Keeble
Mechanic .... Alex Trinder
Old Gent .... Gordon Reid
Sidney .... Jack Miller

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


SAT 07:30 Reasons to be Cheerful (b00t833v)
Series 2

Katharine Whitehorn

A glass of bubbly at Europe's longest champagne bar before skipping across to Paris for lunch: Katharine Whitehorn shows us how to grow old disgracefully.

It's a common assumption that older people must be miserable about their lot in the modern age.

But Katharine, doyenne of female columnists, loves modern travel, especially the Eurostar; she believes conveniences around the home have revolutionised the lives of women and marvels at advances in medicine that have transformed what it means to be a pensioner.

Katharine is joined in her crusade by cultural and social historian Amanda Vickery, Independent travel editor Simon Calder and Professor Tom Kirkwood from Newcastle's Institute of Aging and Health.

She battles against professional Grumpy, comedian and travel writer Tony Hawks, and tries to convince him that modern life has more ups than downs.

Producer: Martin McNamara

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


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b06vg1ph)
Utopias

First published in 1516, Michael Symmons Roberts examines the intellectual legacy of Thomas More's celebrated book, 'Utopia'. It is a book that generated an idea that has been hotly contested throughout the hundreds of years since its release.

More had been on a trade mission to Antwerp, and spent much of his time talking to fellow humanist scholars like Erasmus about the notion of an ideal society and what it might look like. Out of those conversations came the book, a slippery tale that blurs fact and fiction and which has left readers ever since trying to fathom whether More was indeed presenting his island of Utopia, where equality is paramount and greed attacked, as a model society or as a salutary tale.

Half a millennium on, Michael Symmons Roberts heads to Antwerp himself to find out more about the actual book, that so many make reference without ever having opened its pages. He finds out that partly for safety's sake (the text being one on level a critique of contemporary England) it was published abroad and in Latin; he also hears about its great popularity, how it led many to try and set up their own perfect communities, and examines the irony that More would rather have seen this book about an equal society burned rather than seeing it translated into the vernacular and therefore made available to all.

Along the way, Michael also eavesdrops on figures from the BBC archives describing what their personal Utopias might look like - including Tony Benn, Jeanette Winterson, Aldous Huxley, Nawal El Saadawi and Ian Banks.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2016.


SAT 09:00 Sisters in Satire: The Pioneering Women of Comedy (m000b07k)
From the dawn of broadcast comedy, women played a vital but largely overlooked role; more in the background rather than the forefront. What impact did the sisters of satire from the 60s and 70s have on the comedy we know today and what was their cultural influence? In the less enlightened sixties and seventies, women were often the joke, rather than making them.

Just because they weren’t the stars of the show didn’t mean their influence wasn’t felt. June Whitfield, Eleanor Bron and Miriam Margolyes were all quietly but firmly making their name in comedies such as The Glums, The Establishment Club and The Betty Witherspoon Show. These women paved the way for comedians and actors such as Jan Ravens, Meera Syal and Linda Smith.

Samira Ahmed in conversation with actor and director Arabella Weir, former radio producer and novelist Lissa Evans and stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Stevenson discuss some of the best sitcoms from the Radio 4 archives and listen again to the joys of Week Ending, Goodness Gracious Me! and a Brief History of Time Wasting and assess the impact these funny women have had on contemporary comedy and the extent of their satirical legacy.

This programme takes us on a comic journey from the early 1970s to the present day and celebrates women in satire.

Producer: Belinda Naylor

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra


SAT 12:00 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.


SAT 12:30 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.


SAT 13:00 Tracks (m000b18z)
Indigo (Omnibus)

Episode 1

Dr Helen Ash is involved in a road accident. But where was she going in such a hurry? Why can’t she remember? And what is wrong with time?

The return of the conspiracy thriller by Matthew Broughton. Starring Romola Garai and Jonathan Forbes.

Chart-topping podcast and winner of Best Sound (BBC Audio Drama Awards) and Best Fiction (British Podcast Awards).

Omnibus of the first five of ten headphone-filling thrill-ride episodes.

Helen…. Romola Garai
Freddy….. Jonathan Forbes
Luke….. Andrew Gower
Doctor…. Lucy Reynolds
Frances…. Juno Robinson
Julia.... Georgia Henshaw
Irene.... Sally Orrock
Rebecca.... Carys Eleri
Owen.... Sion Pritchard
Katherine.... Joanna van Kampen
Mary... Scarlett Courtney
Policeman.... Adam Courting

Director: James Robinson

A BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC Radio first broadcast in 2019.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m000b07m)
Marty Wilde

The singer chooses 'Blowing Wild' by Frankie Laine and 'Rock Around the Clock' by Bill Haley & His Comets.


SAT 14:15 With Great Pleasure (b00ctlhk)
Dominic Dromgoole

From London's Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, its Artistic Director from 2006-2016 Dominic Dromgoole shares his passion for poetry and prose.

But - is this an act of disloyalty? - without the whiff of a word by the Bard.

Featuring the works of Jack Kerouac, George Eliot and WH Auden.

Readers: Michelle Terry and John Light.

Producer: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on Radio 4 in August 2008.


SAT 14:45 Uncle Mort's North Country (b007jl6n)
Series 1

Beside the Seaside

Carter and his Uncle Mort enjoy some sea air and some miserable memories.

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 Keanleyside …. Hilda Fennemore
Narrator …. Christian Rodska

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1988.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b06vg1ph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 William Rose - Genevieve (m000b07f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Reasons to be Cheerful (b00t833v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Drama (b05qynrl)
Ursula Le Guin - The Left Hand of Darkness

Episode 2

In the middle of an Ice Age on an alien world, two friends flee across endless snow plains on a journey that will take them to the edge of their physical and emotional endurance. The stakes are high – to save a world from war, and save their own lives.

The first radio dramatisation of Ursula Le Guin’s novel which is as groundbreaking in its approach to gender as when it was first published in 1969.

Genly Ai has arrived from Earth onto the planet Gethen, a world in which humans are ambigendered - everyone can be a mother and everyone can be a father. In coming to terms with their otherness - and also their sameness - Genly must let go of everything he understood about his own identity.

Adapted by Judith Adams

Estraven – Lesley Sharp
Genly Ai – Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Ashe – Ruth Gemmell
Gaum – Louise Brealey
Obsle – David Acton
Shusgis – Stephen Critchlow
Esvans and Asra – Sam Dale
Sorve – Ayesha Antoine
Doctor – Rhiannon Neads
Skipper – David Hounslow

Director: Allegra McIlroy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2015.


SAT 19:00 Sisters in Satire: The Pioneering Women of Comedy (m000b07k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b09jd67l)
Series 8

Inverness

Mark visits Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.

Inverness is the 2nd happiest place in Britain, according to some polls, but Mark finds them to be a bit grumpy if the truth be known... some of them anyway... some of them are marvellous. He meets Sheena from the local taxi firm who tells a story about a fib she told to a tourist, and he meets Steve the Nessie Hunter, a man who has lived in a van on the shores of Loch Ness for 26 years.

The 8th series of Mark Steele'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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in Decenber 2017.


SAT 22:30 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b0608n2d)
Series 1

Boredom

Helen looks at the problem of boredom, and the potential solution that is gamification.

Covering everything from bear-baiting to loyalty points, the show also asks how many times you can spot the mystery word?

Starring Helen Keen with Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane.

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill.

Producer: Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radoi 4 in July 2015.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m000bght)
Dave Gorman 1/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Arthur Smith is joined by the very goodish comedian Dave Gorman.


SAT 23:00 Meet David Sedaris (b065xch2)
Series 5

Little Guy, The Ones That Got Away, Now Hiring Friendly People

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

Reflections on being small in Little Guy, fulmination in the coffee queue in ‘Now Hiring Friendly People’.

An off the cuff question to David's boyfriend leads to a surprising answer in ‘The Ones That Got Away’.

Plus more questions from the audience.

Producer: Steve Doherty

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


SAT 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b019jtl7)
Series 3

Technology

The comedian explores the barriers and dilemmas which technology creates in normal everyday relationships.

Fast-paced and inventive comedy, written and starring Adam Bloom

With Rob Rouse, Hattie Hayridge and Stefano Paolini.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.



SUNDAY 03 NOVEMBER 2019

SUN 00:00 Drama (b05qynrl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Tracks (m000b18z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m000b07m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 With Great Pleasure (b00ctlhk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Uncle Mort's North Country (b007jl6n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b06vg1ph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 William Rose - Genevieve (m000b07f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Reasons to be Cheerful (b00t833v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Patricia Highsmith - Carol (Omnibus) (b04t1yt8)
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's 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.

A struggling, young theatre designer - nineteen-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.

Carol..............Miranda Richardson
Therese...........Andrea Deck
Mrs Robichek....Beverley Klein
Miss Davis........Liza Ross
Richard.............Gunnar Cauthrey

With Barbara Barnes and David Jarvis

Omnibus adapted and directed by Neil Bartlett

Producer: David Blount

A Pier production first broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in December 2014.


SUN 07:15 Vincent McInerney - Bringing Home a Budgie for Mum (b0389s5c)
A young sailor's loyalty to his family is tested after his mother makes a seemingly innocent request.

Keith Drinkel reads Vincent McInerney’s short story.

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1996.


SUN 07:30 Start/Stop (b07lhk6p)
Series 3

The Third Way

Fiona road tests Barney's theory about how to put the spark back in your marriage, much to Barney's annoyance.

Meanwhile Evan is housebound, sitting in a rubber ring after breaking his coccyx. And David is worried his memory is failing, and he's trying everything under the sun to improve it.

Third series of Jack Docherty's sitcom about three marriages in various states of disrepair.

Starring:

Couple number 1: Jack Docherty as Barney and Kerry Godliman as Cathy
Couple number 2: John Thomson as Evan and Fiona Allen as Fiona
Couple number 3: Charlie Higson as David and Laura Aikman as Alice.

The set up: Barney and Cathy have been married for ages and it shows, Evan and Fiona's marriage is one big, noisy argument and David is old enough to be Alice's father.

Start/Stop follows the story of these three couples as they try to make the best of their marriages and friendships. The show is warm, smart and funny, and the characters are able to stop the action, explain themselves to the audience and start it all up again.

Producer: Claire Jones

A BBC Studio production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2016..


SUN 08:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (m0009zyw)
RAF Edition 17/02/1944

Tommy Handley reaches for the sky when his farm turns into an airbase. With Horace Percival.

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 starred 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. Singer: Jack Cooper.

Script written by Ted Kavanagh.

Producer: Francis Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in February 1944.


SUN 08:30 Educating Archie (b007jsv1)
From 01/03/1959

Brough bets that he and school boy Archie Andrews can travel round Britain in eight days.

Radio ventriloquism with Dick Emery, Warren Mitchell, Bernard Bresslaw and Gladys Morgan.

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.

Scripted by: Ronald Chesney, Ronald Wolfe and Marty Feldman.

Producer: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1959.


SUN 09:00 The Great Flood (Omnibus) (m0009zz0)
Journalist Edward Platt travels round Britain, exploring how floods have shaped our landscape, our literature and our sense of self.

Abridged by Laurence Wareing.

Omnibus read by Peter Collins.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

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


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b054qdmw)
Christopher and Thomas – Monastery Men

Two monks from Buckfast Abbey in Devon reflect on how monastic life has changed over the past half century, in this conversation introduced by Fi Glover, in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

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

Producer: Marya Burgess


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0009zz5)
Legal Eagles

Helena Kennedy QC

Sue Lawley's castaway is the QC Helena Kennedy.

In 1992 she published a book which drew attention to the way English law discriminates against women. She called it Eve was Framed. It began a debate into how we view defendants and victims and how our judges are trained.

Born into a working-class family living on the south side of Glasgow, she entered the House of Lords as a life peer, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, in 1997. She says her father, a newspaper packer and an active trade unionist, would have been 'amused but proud'.

Producer: Angie Nehring.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b09f8gfv)
Series 2

Lost and Found

Radiolab explores stories of getting lost - how do our brains and hearts help us get home? 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 (m0009zyw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Educating Archie (b007jsv1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Patricia Highsmith - Carol (Omnibus) (b04t1yt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Vincent McInerney - Bringing Home a Budgie for Mum (b0389s5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Starve Acre (Omnibus) (m0009zz9)
A brooding gothic horror set in the Yorkshire Dales from the prize-winning author of 'The Loney' - Andrew Michael Hurley.

After the tragic death of their young son, Richard and Juliette retreat to the chilly safety of their house by the moors, Starve Acre.

Abridged by Siân Preece.

Omnibus read by Bryan Dick

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

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


SUN 15:45 His Master's Voices (b06r3pmf)
British Ethnic

Singer Cerys Matthews and music expert Tristram Penna continue their investigation into the early days of the recording industry in the UK. They are in Cecil Sharp House, the home of English Folk Dance and Song Society, and are joined by Steve Roud, creator of the Roud Folk Song Index.

In the first few years of the Gramophone Company's history, they were making records of many popular songs rooted in the folk tradition including many old work songs, and producer Fred Gaisberg first travelled the British Isles in 1899 to find and record them. He began in Scotland with pipers and singers, then going to Wales to record choirs including the Rhondda Royal Glee Society, and lastly to Dublin to record the very best of the local talents.

These discs captured local folk songs and melodies but, with an ear for what might sell, Gaisberg nearly always added a piano accompaniment and gentrified them for the Gramophone's targeted genteel audience.

The portable recording equipment they needed consisted of at least six crate loads and involved an interesting mixture of zinc plate, wax and toxic chemicals as well as an electrically driven recording machine.

We end with a recording of English Music Hall artist Gus Elen and an English hit song which points to the future of the popular recording industry in the UK - pop songs leading us all the way from Gus to The Beatles.

We also hear from academic Peter Adamson and Christopher Proudfoot, CLPGS President. 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 Mike Dorrell - Pictures of the Floating World (m0009zzf)
New York, 1955. Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright is designing the city's Guggenheim Museum, but the women in his life keep interfering.

What has love got to do with architecture?

Mike Dorrell's drama is based on real events.

Frank Lloyd Wright ... Trevor Peacock
Maginel ... Manon Edwards
Olgivanna .... Rachel Atkins
Mamah .... Lorelei King
Jenkin ....Lestyn Jones
Anna ..... Sharon Morgan
Catherine ...Melanie Walters
Miriam .....Erica Eirian
Father .....Richard Elfyn

Director: Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0009zzk)
Woods Beyond a Cornfield

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and chooses Woods Beyond a Cornfield.

A beautiful, dark poem by Stanley Cook - a Yorkshireman - about events in the edgelands where he grew up. It evokes the translucent beauty of South Yorkshire and its harshness - especially the inhabitants' hard working lives. Threaded through it is the murder of a local girl who, "lost for something to do", plays truant one day, only to be killed by a local man.

Cook couldn't abide poverty being romanticised. He cared about people who suffered hardship and returned home from his Oxford scholarship with clear-sighted passion. He has influenced Yorkshire writers including his publisher, Peter Sansom of the Poetry Business in Sheffield, who was mentored and taught by Cook.

Liz White, Richard Stacey, Ruby-May Martinwood and the folk musician and political activist, Ray Hearne, read Stanley Cook's heartfelt poem - with a soundtrack recorded in South Yorkshire through the Autumn.

Producer: Frances Byrnes

A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014.


SUN 17:30 Start/Stop (b07lhk6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Nightfall (m0009zzp)
Series 2

Walter's Dog by Larry LeClair

A Newfoundlander's plan to murder his boss and fishing "buddy" goes horribly awry.

Written by Larry LeClair.

Blake …. John Fulton
Walter …. George Merner
Bernie …. Kent Stetson
The Dog …. Bill Carr

‘Nightfall’ was series of supernatural and horror dramas produced by Canada’s CBC Radio between July 1980 and June 1983 and went on to become one of the most popular shows in the network’s history. Over its one hundred episodes over three seasons, ‘Nightfall’ featured a mix of original stories and adaptations of classic tales.

Directed by Ewan ‘Sudsy’ Clark.

First broadcast on CBC Canada in April 1983.


SUN 18:30 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jpy0)
Series 1

The Jar

Charlie's worried the neighbours don't call. But after buying a strange jar, his house is centre of attention.

Ray Bradbury introduces his own spooky tale dramatised by Brian Sibley.

Charlie ...... Roger May
Boss ...... Andrew Branch
Phoebe ...... Shelley Thompson
Tom ...... Paul Jenkins
Clem ...... Bob Sherman
Gramps ...... John Hartley
Granny ...... Helen Horton
Mrs Tridden ...... Carole Boyd
Juke ...... David Collings
Yardo ...... Ray Shell

Director: Martin Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b09f8gfv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 The Great Flood (Omnibus) (m0009zz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b054qdmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0009zz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Start/Stop (b07lhk6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Small Scenes (b03fb925)
Series 1

Episode 2

Listen in as a pair of long-lost brothers meet for the first time.

Elsewhere, a moth runs amok on a submarine and we also meet the world's most literal voiceover artist.

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 Jon Lynes and Dan O'Donohue.

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.


SUN 23:00 The Secret World (b011dkny)
Series 1

Episode 2

From Lord Alan Sugar to Bruce Forsyth - Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk.

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

Starring:

Jon Culshaw
Margaret Cabourn Smith
Julian Dutton
Jess Robinson
Lewis Macleod
Duncan Wisbey

Written by Bill Dare, Julian Dutton, Tom Jameson & Nev Fountain, Rufus Jones and Dan Skinner.

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2009.


SUN 23:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b01322dm)
Series 2

Episode 3

The human chameleon's host of comic characters from a chicken shop worker to a honeymooner.

Starring; Lucy Montgomery,

With Philip Pope, Sally Grace, Natalie Walter, Iris Walker and Waen Shepherd

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

Script Editor: Dan Tetsell

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2011.



MONDAY 04 NOVEMBER 2019

MON 00:00 Nightfall (m0009zzp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jpy0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Patricia Highsmith - Carol (Omnibus) (b04t1yt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Vincent McInerney - Bringing Home a Budgie for Mum (b0389s5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Starve Acre (Omnibus) (m0009zz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 His Master's Voices (b06r3pmf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Mike Dorrell - Pictures of the Floating World (m0009zzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0009zzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Start/Stop (b07lhk6p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0hy)
Episode 1

A story of espionage in the remote mist-veiled islands of the Outer Hebrides.

Lonely and withdrawn, the islands stand like a breakwater off the north-west coast of Britain. Beyond them, out in the Atlantic, foreign trawlers maintain constant patrol, keeping an eye on the rocket range on South Uist - and on other things

A strange discovery is made. Could it be the sign of a plot that leads all the way to the Iron Curtain?

Jim Nicholson ...Edward De Souza
Bill Grant ... Geoffrey Frederick
Ian McLeod ... Bryden Murdoch
Lieutenant Ritchie ... Roy Spencer
Jim Nicholson ... Edward de Souza
Major Williams ... Peter Hawkins
Brigadier ... Michael Kilgarriff

Written by Robert Barr

Producer: Peter Titheridge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1969.


MON 06:30 Who found Machu Picchu? (b015cmrt)
The story of Machu Picchu's discovery is one of myth, court cases and controversy. The popular account involves the central character, the prototype for Indiana Jones, Hiram Bingham, who in 1911 stumbled upon the ancient ruins of an Inca city lost in the jungle. As Peru celebrates the centenary of it being found, writer and explorer Hugh Thomson follows Bingham's footsteps into the Andes to unearth the truth and the controversies about its discovery.

So, was Bingham the first person to see Machu Picchu? A re-examination of his classic book, Lost City of the Incas, which describes the expedition and subsequent archaeological studies of the site, says otherwise. Behind the words is a determined and ambitious Yale professor who saw Machu Picchu as his ticket to world renown. In his quest, Bingham all too often blurred fact with fiction.

As a historian, he was ill equipped to interpret the artefacts he'd brought back to Yale but nevertheless put forward suppositions about why the Incas built Machu Picchu and what they used it for. Inflating its importance and hence his own, these myths - for example, that it was a spiritual retreat for the Virgins of the Sun - are still perpetuated today. So what was its real purpose?

The thousands of Inca artefacts Bingham took out of Peru have been cause for controversy as well, culminating in a fiercely fought court case. The Peruvian government sued Yale University for breaking the contract to return the Machu Picchu artefacts. Finally, the case has been settled and many of the artefacts have been returned - just in time for Peru's centenary celebrations, which are as much about reclaiming national pride and identity as world heritage.

Producer: Dom Byrne

A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in October 2011.


MON 07:00 Street and Lane (b00vt5ry)
Series 2

Fade to Black

The white van driving Yorkshire builders come across a couple of faded film stars, but all is not as it seems...

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
Madeleine ...... Sandra Dickinson
Charles ...... John Carlisle

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009r6d)
Series 14

Episode 5

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Bridget Christie welcome comedian Andrew Maxwell, medical historian Dr Lindsey Fitzharris and actor Celia Imrie.

This week, the Museum’s Advisory Committee donate a half-burned candle, an example of prisoner art and a piece of kit to ward off would-be body snatchers.

The Museum’s exhibits were catalogued by Mike Shephard, Mike Turner and Lydia Mizon of QI.

The producers were Anne Miller and Victoria Lloyd.


MON 08:00 Marriage Lines (b04v8rlj)
Series 1

Holiday Attraction

Can Kate and George agree on a holiday destination?

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
Miles ...... Derek Waring
Pauline ...... Rosalind Knight
Ronald ...... William Fox

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jp3q)
Series 2

When Did You Last See Your Money?

Corporal Jones panics when he misplaces £500 destined for the servicemen's canteen.

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
Mr Blewitt …. Timothy Bateson
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1975.


MON 09:00 Just a Minute (b01hw75p)
Series 63

Episode 2

Graham Norton, Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth and Alun Cochrane join Nicholas Parsons who asks them to speak on a subject for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation.

This week Graham Norton describes his Favourite Smells; Alun Cochrane talks about Graffiti; Gyles Brandreth declaims on the subject of Wales and Paul Merton explains The Importance of Eyebrows.


MON 09:30 Huddwinks (b0092n42)
Series 1

Over the Top

The Smollett family attempt to make a man of their son Compton, a self-employed train spotter.

Roy Hudd stars in Laurie Rowley’s comic parodies.

With:

Denise Coffey
Chris Emmett
David Gooderson
Fred Harris

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 1986.


MON 10:00 Classic Serial (b02117x0)
The Radetzky March

Episode 1

The end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as seen through the lives of three generations of the Trotta family.

Joseph Roth's most celebrated novel dramatised in two-parts by Gregory Evans.

This is the story of the Trottas, a family of Slovenian peasants ennobled when Lieutenant Joseph Trotta saves Emperor Franz Joseph's life at the Battle of Solferino in 1859. Most of the action, however, is set in the early years of the twentieth century and concerns the next two generations of Trottas, a bureaucrat and a soldier: the Baron - stiff, guarded, but secretly loving - and his son, the feckless, disaster-prone Carl Joseph.

The Radetzky March is a novel about the ending of things: love affairs, friendships, individual lives, dynasties, an empire, a world.

Literary critic Harold Blom described Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March as "One of the most readable, poignant and superb novels in twentieth century German".

Joseph Roth ...... Henry Goodman
Carl Joseph ...... Paul Ready
Franz Von Trotta ...... Sam Dale
Demant ...... Scott Handy
Barenstein ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Moser ...... Chris Pavlo
Eva ...... Joannah Tincey
Jacques ...... John Rowe
Josef Von Trotta ...... Paul Stonehouse
Onufrij ...... Ben Crowe
Kovacs ...... Robert Blythe
Kindermann ...... Matthew Watson
Sternberg ...... David Seddon
Frau Slama ...... Hannah Wood
Aunt Resi ...... Joanna Brookes

Piano and Trumpet played by Peter Ringrose

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2013.


MON 11:00 The TED Interview (m000b0j3)
Amanda Palmer

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.

Amanda Palmer on radical truth telling
An intimate conversation with one of the most unique voices in music today: Amanda Palmer. The Alt-rock star discusses how the future of creative work means asking for what you want.

A TED original podcast.


MON 11:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000b0j5)
Living Together

Two members of the Older Women's Co-Housing group explain why they wanted to join the "intentional" community in London.

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


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b04v8rlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jp3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0hy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Who found Machu Picchu? (b015cmrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Stasiland (m000b0j7)
Miriam Speaks Out

The tale of Miriam Weber and her husband’s incarceration under the Stasi.

Real-life stories of both the East Germans who resisted the state and those who worked for the apparatus that spied on them. Once the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, those who worked for the Stasi had to come to terms – or not – with their pasts.

While working in Berlin, Australian Anna Funder became curious about the stories of those who'd lived under the watchful eye of the Stasi, and of the stories of the Stasi men themselves.

In a series of meetings, she pieces together what life was like then and how they are coping with the aftermath.

Read by Anna Chancellor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


MON 14:15 Natural History Heroes (b06d2fyq)
Sir Hans Sloane

Mark Spencer explores the life of the 17th-century collector of natural and cultural artefacts, Sir Hans Sloane.

The vast number of natural and cultural artefacts Sir Hans Sloane collected formed the nucleus of two of the most iconic museums in the world The British and Natural History Museums in London. A philanthropist with strong sense of civic duty Sloane wanted his collection to be kept available for the contemplation of the British public and so upon his death it was offered to the King and Parliament for the very reasonable price of £20,000. The British museum (from which the Natural History Museum was founded) was the first national public museum in the world and was open to all 'studious and curious persons'.

Botanist Mark Spencer guides us through the Sloane Herbarium to explain why Sloane is his Natural History Hero.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b010t5wh)
Writing the Century 17: The Iron Curtain

Episode 1

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people, returns with "The Iron Curtain" by Nell Leyshon. The drama is inspired by the diaries of Paula Kirby, who went to teach English in East Germany in the 1980s, and her correspondence with paediatric surgeon Knut Löffler.

Fresh out of university, 21-year-old Paula Kirby settles into her new home and job, teaching English at the University in Dresden but finds herself attracted to one of her students, a Dr Knut Löffler.

Cast
Paula ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Knut ...... Jonathan Keeble
Sarah ...... Danielle Henry
Woman on train ...... Melissa Jane Sinden

Directed by Susan Roberts.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b06j13r5)
John le Carre: The Biography

Episode 1

The life of John le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio in 5 episodes by Katrin Williams:

'John le Carre' was born David Cornwell, and his early life was in thrall to a genial, vivid and rascally father called Ronnie, who was never short of surprises.

Reader: Stephen Boxer.

Producer: Duncan Minshull.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


MON 15:00 Classic Serial (b02117x0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Just a Minute (b01hw75p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Huddwinks (b0092n42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Street and Lane (b00vt5ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009r6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jr1s)
The World in Peril

Episode 1

It’s April 1972, and Jet and his crew return to Mars in an attempt to avert the impending Martian invasion.

Completing the sci-fi trilogy, the third series in the adventures of Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy is a continuation of the preceding stories, ‘Operation Luna’ and ‘The Red Planet’.

CAST:

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Various …. Alan Tilvern
Various and Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1955.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00hkc6w)
Jonathan Holloway and Nicholas McInerny

Director and playwright Jonathan Holloway and playwright Nicholas McInerny join Kate Mosse to discuss favourite books by Angela Carter, Jim Thompson and Anita Amirrezvanni.

Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
Publisher: Vintage Classics

The Getaway by Jim Thompson
Publisher: Orion

Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani
Publisher: Headline Review

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b04v8rlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jp3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0hy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Who found Machu Picchu? (b015cmrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 The TED Interview (m000b0j3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000b0j5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009r6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Bridget Christie Minds the Gap (b04ykk5j)
Series 2

Episode 3

Bridget Christie returns in another series of her multi-award-winning series about modern feminism.

Bridget thought that she'd be able to put her feet up after her last Radio 4 series, she expected it to bomb. Sadly it was a huge success and she's had to bang on about feminism ever since.

But she hasn't managed to single-handedly eradicate sexism so she's made a whole new four-part series about it for Radio 4

This week Bridget tries to find a feminist icon who doesn't want to replace the word 'feminism' with 'bootylicious', discusses how adverts have ruined her sex life, and why twitter is a sexist's natural habitat.

She's assisted in this by the series' token man, Fred MacAulay.

The series is written and performed by Bridget Christie and the producers are Alexandra Smith and Alison Vernon Smith.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m0009t2z)
Series 55

Episode 2

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Zoe Lyons, Ken Cheng, Jess Robinson and Josh Berry.

It was written by the cast with additional material by Gareth Gwynn, Liam Beirne, Catherine Brinkworth and Eleanor Morton.

Produced by Matt Stronge.

It was a BBC Studios production.


MON 23:30 Radio Active (b007jqbg)
Series 5

Nuclear Debate

Mike Channel chairs a special Radio Active debate. Are the studio audience for or against the annihilation of the planet?

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

Music by Philip Pope, Angus Deayton and Richard Curtis.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with John Canter, Richard Curtis and Jeremy Pascall.

Producer: Jamie Rix
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.



TUESDAY 05 NOVEMBER 2019

TUE 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jr1s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00hkc6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0hy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Who found Machu Picchu? (b015cmrt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Stasiland (m000b0j7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Natural History Heroes (b06d2fyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b010t5wh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b06j13r5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Classic Serial (b02117x0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Just a Minute (b01hw75p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Huddwinks (b0092n42)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Street and Lane (b00vt5ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009r6d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0dx)
Episode 2

A story of espionage in the remote mist-veiled islands of the Outer Hebrides.

Lonely and withdrawn, the islands stand like a breakwater off the north-west coast of Britain. Beyond them, out in the Atlantic, foreign trawlers maintain constant patrol, keeping an eye on the rocket range on South Uist - and on other things

Officer Jim Nicholson risks his life investigating the spy torpedo. Could it be the sign of a plot that leads all the way to the Iron Curtain?

Jim Nicholson ...Edward De Souza
Bill Grant ... Geoffrey Frederick
Ian McLeod ... Bryden Murdoch
Mary Somers…Rosemary Miller
Colonel Jamieson / Hotel Manager … Alaric Cotter
Alec Thompson … John Graham
Major Williams ... Peter Hawkins

Producer: Peter Titheridge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1969.


TUE 06:30 Bridging the Gap (b00q3kvw)
A sound portrait of the Tyne Bridge, linking Newcastle and Gateshead.

With recordings by wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, the sounds of the waves, the wind and the wildlife are combined with the voices of the river in this powerful and vivid portrait of a magnificent bridge.

The earliest bridge across the Tyne, Pons Aelius, was built by the Romans near the location of the present Tyne bridge. After it fell into disrepair, a stone bridge was built in 1270 but this was destroyed by the great flood of 1717. The idea for the present Tyne Bridge dates back to 1883, but it wasn't until 1825 that work began. The design is based on the Sydney bridge. And whilst work on the Sydney bridge began first, the Tyne bridge was finished and opened first by King George V on 10th October 1928.

The Tyne is a major artery through the city, the Tyne Bridge a vital span; a thoroughfare of business and trade, a link between Gateshead and Newcastle, between north and south. As a giant arch, the bridge is an engineering triumph and hugely symbolic; it spans place and time, and as a port-way it's symbolic of the changes which have taken place in the north east. Today, the wildlife has moved into the gaps vacated by the industrial past; the river is home to otters and salmon and the bridge is a nesting site for kittiwakes, a species of ocean-travelling gull. The birds which nest here and on the Baltic on the Gateshead river bank make it the furthest inland breeding site of kittiwakes in the world.

Sound recordist Chris Watson
Producer: Sarah Blunt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2010.


TUE 07:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06wj5wm)
Series 2

Episode 4

The second series of this sitcom from Danny Robins (co-creator Lenny Henry comedy Rudy's Rare Records), set and recorded in Sweden and 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 (Sissela Benn, star of the Swedish version of The Office) and baby John.

While Geoff and Linda now have their own place, he still has to deal with her disapproving Dad, Sten (comedian Thomas Orredsson from Crimes of Passion), her alarmingly flirtatious mother Gunilla (comedian Anna- Lena Bergelin) and her apparently suicidal, arsonist brother, Anders (award-winning stand up Fredrik Andersson).

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 (Danny Robins), an unending source of (slightly misleading) information, and Soran (Farshad Kohlgi of The Killing), a Danish Kurd with Swedophobia.

Episode 4: It's Summer and Geoff, Linda and baby Jon are off on holiday - bliss. Geoff has seriously romantic plans too, as they head further north for bright summer nights, skinny dipping and wild strawberries. But their idyll is soon under threat from mosquitoes, fish and the rest of the family.

Writer: Danny Robins
Director: Frank Stirling
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 07:30 Clare in the Community (m0009rjm)
Series 12

Killing Clare

Nali's leaving the Barker household to go home to her village. But she's got some 'tidying up' to do first.

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
Nali.....NINA CONTI
Simon.....ANDREW WINCOTT
Tench.....ROSIE CAVALIERO
Kinell.....RICHARD LUMSDEN
Thomas.....GBEMISOLA IKUMELO


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jrdw)
The Starlings

London is besieged by birds in a special recording without an audience or orchestra. Stars Peter Sellers. From August 1954.


TUE 08:30 Beyond Our Ken (m000b0f0)
Series 3

Episode 13

Kenneth Horne plays at Robin Hood - and 'Hornerama' looks at motoring.

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 (m0009t2z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b0089jcr)
Series 2

Episode 2

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From July 1991.


TUE 10:00 Classic Serial (b02lwc5t)
The Radetzky March

Episode 2

Carl Joseph has been posted to a remote outpost of the Austro-Hungarian near the Russian border where his life, and the life of the Empire, is about to take a turn for the worse.

Conclusion of Joseph Roth's most celebrated novel about the ending of things: love affairs, friendships, individual lives, dynasties, an empire, a world.

Joseph Roth ...... Henry Goodman
Carl Joseph ...... Paul Ready
Franz Von Trotta ...... Sam Dale
Chojnicki ...... David Schofield
Zoglauer ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Emperor Franz ...... JosephJohn Rowe
Valli ...... Joannah Tincey
Onufrij ...... Ben Crowe
Brodnitzer ...... Chris Pavlo
Wagner ...... David Seddon
Hirschwitz ...... Philippa Stanton
Skowronneck ...... Robert Blythe
Sgt Slama ...... Paul Stonehouse

Dramatised by Gregory Evans.

Piano and Trumpet played by Peter Ringrose

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2013.


TUE 11:00 Short Cuts (b07lg0mg)
Series 9

Field Guides

The lessons about love and life that we can learn from a fig, a walk in the woods and a connection to a lost love found in the water. Josie Long ventures outdoors, hearing stories of how human hearts become tangled in the forests, lakes and skylines of the natural world.

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2016.


TUE 11:30 Great Escapes - Over the Wall (m000b0f2)
Robert Kee narrates a dramatic reconstruction of a death-defying high-wire act which got two young East Germans over the Berlin Wall to freedom in 1983.

Michael Becker .... Russell Floyd
Dieter Harfner .... Terry Jones
Steffi ...... Caroline Strong
Annie .....Nicola Boyce
Judge, NCO & Intelligence Officer .... Joe Dunlop
Mrs Becker/Voluntary Worker .... Theresa Streatfeild
Rolf/Eric/Young Michael ..... Richard Pearce

Written and directed by Adrian Bean.

A Testbed production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 1995.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jrdw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (m000b0f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0dx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Bridging the Gap (b00q3kvw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Stasiland (m000b0f4)
An Empty Coffin

Miriam Weber continues her story of brutal Stasi incarceration.

Real-life stories of both the East Germans who resisted the state and those who worked for the apparatus that spied on them. Once the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, those who worked for the Stasi had to come to terms – or not – with their pasts.

While working in Berlin, Australian Anna Funder became curious about the stories of those who'd lived under the watchful eye of the Stasi, and of the stories of the Stasi men themselves.

In a series of meetings, she pieces together what life was like then and how they are coping with the aftermath.

Read by Anna Chancellor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


TUE 14:15 Natural History Heroes (b06d2g97)
Edward Tyson

Edward Tyson, a physician and scientist, is regarded as the father of the study of comparative anatomy. Tyson was one of an early group of scientists who started to look inside animals in order to understand them and therefore learn more about ourselves. In a time before the category 'mammal' even was recognised Tyson's anatomy of a porpoise described an animal more similar to a pig than a fish without resorting to mythical explanations for this incongruity.

Later Tyson was the first to note that a chimpanzee is physically more in akin to a human than to a monkey. These observations were only made possible due to Tyson's incredible dissection skills and knowledge of anatomy.

Richard Sabin curator of large mammals at the Natural History Museum explains why Edward Tyson is his Natural History Hero.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b010t6gr)
Writing the Century 17: The Iron Curtain

Episode 2

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people, returns with "The Iron Curtain" by Nell Leyshon. The drama is inspired by the diaries of Paula Kirby, who went to teach English in East Germany in the 1980s, and her correspondence with paediatric surgeon Knut Löffler.

Knut and Paula's relationship deepens as they spend time alone together. Too soon the term ends and Knut has to return to his clinic in Rostock. Big decisions need to be made.

Cast
Paula ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Knut ...... Jonathan Keeble
Sarah ...... Danielle Henry
Ulrike ...... Clare Louise Connolly
Stefan ...... David Seddon

Directed by Susan Roberts.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b06j6fcy)
John le Carre: The Biography

Episode 2

The life of John le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio in five episodes by Katrin Williams:

2. Under his real name of David Cornwell, he leaves Sherbourne, goes to Bern and meets Joe Kraemer, who proves a route of sorts into the spying game.

Reader: Stephen Boxer.

Producer: Duncan Minshull.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


TUE 15:00 Classic Serial (b02lwc5t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Act Your Age (b010mrzk)
Series 3

Episode 6

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. This week Holly Walsh is joined by Andrew Lawrence, Rufus Hound teams up with Paul Foot and Ted Robbins is paired with Stu Francis.

Devised and Produced by Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.


TUE 16:30 The Break (b07h6fmm)
Series 1

Occupied

Andy (Tom Palmer) has found a level of contentment with the world - reading books, watching films, and generally repairing his wounded psyche. Uncle Jeff (Philip Jackson) is having none of this and reveals a hitherto unknown secret to Andy, that the dusty shop downstairs from his seaside flat belongs to Jeff. When necessary, it seems, he offers the community of Flamford a valuable service as an electrical repair person.

Jeff lures Andy into the shop and shows him how to use the till. Andy realises it's another of his uncle's ploys, and refuses this oblique yet unsubtle job offer. But Jeff, never the one to say "die", takes his nephew on a job search in which Andy is an unwilling participant.

Visits follow to Fish Shop Frank (Mark Benton), the Tourist Information Office run by the uniformed and uninformed Steph and Pippa (Alison Steadman and Shobna Gulati), and Flamford's as-yet-unlicensed zoo.

Writers: Ian Brown and James Hendrie
Producer/Director: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 17:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06wj5wm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Clare in the Community (m0009rjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jr4d)
The World in Peril

Episode 2

Jet and Lemmy hear weird sounds as they examine asteroids newly orbiting Earth.

Completing the sci-fi trilogy, the third series in the adventures of Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy is a continuation of the preceding stories, ‘Operation Luna’ and ‘The Red Planet’.

CAST:

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Various …. Alan Tilvern
Various and Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1955.


TUE 18:30 Sounds Natural (b08tlz1s)
Bobby Charlton

Football legend Bobby Charlton tells Derek Jones about his little-known interest in ornithology. From Preston's Deepdale stadium.

Grey Lag Greese, Roe Deer and Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker are among is choices of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

In 1973, the England World Cup and Manchester United star had just taken over as the manager of Preston North End FC.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1973.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jrdw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (m000b0f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0dx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Bridging the Gap (b00q3kvw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Short Cuts (b07lg0mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:30 Great Escapes - Over the Wall (m000b0f2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today]


TUE 22:00 Clare in the Community (m0009rjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll (b00fvwk6)
Kajaboohoo

The Brummie musicologist reveals what he didn't do on the 1980s music scene. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 2001.


TUE 22:45 Before They Were Famous (b05xh3nk)
Series 3

Episode 4

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

In this episode, the author of Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk is found to have started out doling out questionable advice as editor of the letters page of a US newspaper's children's supplement.

Next up, we hear Marcel Proust's unexpected ornithological leanings and previously undiscovered entries from Raymond Chandler's adolescent diaries.

To finish, there's another of Henrik Ibsen's uncomfortable Christmas cracker jokes.

Producer: Claire Broughton
A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 23:00 Chat Show Roulette (b055jslz)
Episode 1

Justin Edwards is the host of the new improvised chat show. His guests are Susan Calman, Marek Larwood and Kevin Eldon, with musical accompaniment from James Sherwood.

Devised by Ashley Blaker and Justin Edwards.

Produced by Ashley Blaker
A John Stanley production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 23:30 Les Kelly's Britain (b017cjy8)
Episode 3

Les Kelly (Kevin Bishop) 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'. 'If you aren't normal or decent, this is not the show for you,' says Les.

Should able-bodied people have the same rights as the disabled when it comes to having mobility scooters, guide dogs and hearing aides. This and other outrageous questions are put by Les Kelly, radio's most insensitive presenter. Also on the show - a preacher whose religious education lessons involves twisting balloons into the shape of Moses and Jesus, and a woman with an obsessive hatred of Belgians.

Written by Bill Dare and Julian Dutton.

Produced by Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.



WEDNESDAY 06 NOVEMBER 2019

WED 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jr4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Sounds Natural (b08tlz1s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0dx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Bridging the Gap (b00q3kvw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Stasiland (m000b0f4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Natural History Heroes (b06d2g97)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b010t6gr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b06j6fcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Classic Serial (b02lwc5t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Act Your Age (b010mrzk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Break (b07h6fmm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06wj5wm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Clare in the Community (m0009rjm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0x9)
Episode 3

A story of espionage in the remote mist-veiled islands of the Outer Hebrides.

Lonely and withdrawn, the islands stand like a breakwater off the north-west coast of Britain. Beyond them, out in the Atlantic, foreign trawlers maintain constant patrol, keeping an eye on the rocket range on South Uist - and on other things

Intelligence offers Jim Nicholson and Bill Grant explore who could be in a spy ring that leads all the way to the Iron Curtain and beyond.

Jim Nicholson ...Edward De Souza
Bill Grant ... Geoffrey Frederick
Ian McLeod ... Bryden Murdoch
Mary Somers…Rosemary Miller
Colonel Jamieson / Hotel Manager … Alaric Cotter
Major Williams ... Peter Hawkins

Producer: Peter Titheridge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1969.


WED 06:30 Give Order Please (b03bddd2)
The traditional Working Men's Club is in a state of decline, as the heavy industries and sense of collectivism that supported them fade and disappears. Ian McMillan looks at the clubs of Doncaster to learn more about a movement that has provided social interaction, education, recreation and support to working class communities for over a hundred years.

Doncaster is home to around 80 members' clubs, including Armthorpe Social Club and Institute, Rossington Miners' Welfare, Mexborough Concertina Club and The Trades Club. Some are thriving, some just about surviving. Around 60 of the town's former clubs are no longer in business.

Doncaster is also home to brothers Dave and Keith Angel, local musicians who, having been brought up steeped in club culture, started out their own musical careers in these unforgiving yet grounding venues. Their lifelong affection for Working Men's Clubs has resulted in Dave and Keith completing a social history of clubs in the area, which was originally started by their Dad in the 1970s.

With their help, Ian is on a mission to find out more about the origins of these clubs, how they have adapted and changed over the years, the reasons for the decline and what, if anything, is being done to keep the existing clubs alive.

In addition to anecdotes from Keith and Dave Angel, the programme also features contributions from Ruth Cherrington, writer of Not Just Beer and Bingo!: A Social History of Working Men's Clubs, singer Lyn O'Hara, club officials and the working men (and sometimes women) who patronised the tap rooms and concert halls.

Producer: Kellie While

A Smooth Operations production for Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2013.


WED 07:00 The Change (b00nd0tk)
Series 1

Episode 1

Life for George and Carol was just fine and now that their daughter is married they'll have time for themselves again. Carol's looking forward to it being just the two of them.

George, however, thinks the time is right to finally be honest with his wife and introduce her to Georgina.

Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison star as troubled hormonal wife Carol whose husband George finally reveals that he's a transvestite.

Sitcom by Gavin Petrie and Jan Etherington.

Carol ...... Lynda Bellingham
George ...... Christ Ellison
Violet ...... Sylvia Syms
Maureen ...... Maureen Beattie
Dave ...... Mark Powley
Ken ...... James Vaughan
Jerry ...... Richard Standing

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2001.


WED 07:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m0009qw0)
Series 2

Apologies

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 2: Apologies

In this episode, Daliso talks about the sins of the past and how we atone for them.

Writer and performed by Daliso Chaponda
Sebastian... James Quinn
Additional Material... Scott Bennett
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 (b007k1f3)
Series 2

The Chef that Died of Shame

The regular Hancock's cast play different characters - in the rise and fall saga of a pie-stall cook, Percy Higgins.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

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 (b0170751)
From 25/01/1981

Les Dawson on the British sense of humour, animal noises galore - and ever tuneful piano sing-along.

With Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1981.


WED 09:00 Many a Slip (b09rdq6g)
From 25/06/1967

Roy Plomley chairs as Isobel Barnett and Eleanor Summerfield battle Richard Murdoch and David Nixon as they compete in the panel game to spot mistakes.

With some tune-twisters from Steve Race.

Devised and written by Ian Messiter

Producer: Trafford Whitelock

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1967


WED 09:30 Mind Your Own Business! (b00954qd)
She'll Have to Go

An accountant tackles a tycoon over his number of women workers. Stars Bernard Cribbins and Frank Thornton. From December 1987.


WED 10:00 Edna Ferber - Show Boat (b01nt0gv)
Episode 1

When Magnolia Hawks climbs aboard the Cotton Blossom Floating Palace Theatre, a whole new world opens up and so her remarkable life begins...

Edna Ferber's epic controversial novel dramatised by Moya O'Shea.

Kim.....................Lysette Anthony
Magnolia..............Samantha Spiro
Parthy..................Laurel Lefkow
Andy....................Morgan Deare
Young Magnolia....Shahrazad Matthews
Gaylord................Ryan McCluskey
Julie.....................Samantha Dakin
Steve....................Henry Devas
Elly.......................Leah Brotherhead
Schultzy................Jude Akuwudike
Jo.........................Nonso Anozie
Queenie................Tracy Ifeachor
Sophy...................Joanna Monro
Windy...................Sean Baker
Pete......................Mark Caven
Mr. Mowson...........Iain Batchelor

Music by Neil Brand and banjo played by Mike Hammond.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


WED 11:00 Soul Music Mixtapes (m000b0xd)
3. 'Mr Blue Sky' to 'Can't Help Falling In Love With You'

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:

E.L.O.: ‘Mr Blue Sky’
Sam Cooke: ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’
Bob Marley: ‘Redemption Song’
Julie Andrews: ‘Feed The Birds’
Communards: ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’
Elvis Presley: ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in January 2018.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1f3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Listen to Les (b0170751)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Give Order Please (b03bddd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Stasiland (m000b0xg)
Seeking Former Stasi Officers

Anna Funder opts to trace people who worked for the Stasi.

Real-life stories of both the East Germans who resisted the state and those who worked for the apparatus that spied on them. Once the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, those who worked for the Stasi had to come to terms – or not – with their pasts.

While working in Berlin, Australian Anna Funder became curious about the stories of those who'd lived under the watchful eye of the Stasi, and of the stories of the Stasi men themselves.

In a series of meetings, she pieces together what life was like then and how they are coping with the aftermath.

Read by Anna Chancellor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


WED 14:15 Natural History Heroes (b06d8jrd)
Dorothea Bate

When Dorothea Bate turned up at the Natural History Museum in late 1890s London and demanded a job she would have been unaware of the tremendous legacy her work would leave. Her boldness led Dorothea to the Mediterranean looking for the bones of extinct mammals, finding many species of tiny elephants and hippos.

She would later become the first female scientist to be employed by the museum. We delve into the palaeontology department at the Natural History Museum to reveal the bones Dorothea unearthed – some of which turned out to not be elephants after all.

Palaeontologist Tori explains why Dorothea Bate is one of her Natural History Heroes.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b010t6yc)
Writing the Century 17: The Iron Curtain

Episode 3

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people, returns with "The Iron Curtain" by Nell Leyshon. The drama is inspired by the diaries of Paula Kirby, who went to teach English in East Germany in the 1980s, and her correspondence with paediatric surgeon Knut Löffler.

With Knut working in Rostock and Paula teaching at the University in Dresden, they are forced to consider their future. The situation intensifies as Paula's return to the UK draws near.

Cast
Paula ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Knut ...... Jonathan Keeble
Ulrike ...... Clare Louise Connolly
Mr Graham ...... David Seddon

Directed by Susan Roberts.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b06j6g4p)
John le Carre: The Biography

Episode 3

The life of John le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio in five episodes by Katrin Williams:

Oxford, teaching at Eton, employment at MI5. And publication. During these eventful years the shadow of his father Ronnie continues to loom large.

Reader: Stephen Boxer

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


WED 15:00 Edna Ferber - Show Boat (b01nt0gv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Many a Slip (b09rdq6g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Mind Your Own Business! (b00954qd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Change (b00nd0tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m0009qw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jr72)
The World in Peril

Episode 3

Captain Jet Morgan and his crew get on the trail of Earth's alien visitors.

Completing the sci-fi trilogy, the third series in the adventures of Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy is a continuation of the preceding stories, ‘Operation Luna’ and ‘The Red Planet’.

CAST:

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Various …. Alan Tilvern
Various and Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1955.


WED 18:30 Musical Legends (b0139466)
Roger Daltrey

The Who's legendary lead singer Roger Daltrey joins Tom Morton for an in-depth interview about his life and career to date. From fighting against bullying at school to fighting with his fellow band members over drug use. In this very open and frank account, Daltrey talks about his passion for singing and performing, his move from music to film and the ongoing feelings of loss over the deaths of band members Keith Moon and John Entwistle.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1f3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Listen to Les (b0170751)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Give Order Please (b03bddd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Soul Music Mixtapes (m000b0xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m0009qw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories (b07wpf5q)
The Bed Under the Stairs

Batman was an orphan; Lisbeth Salander, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, was an orphan; Superman was an orphan and a foundling. Cinderella was a foster child. Darth Vader - well, they can't all be winners. Lemn Sissay returns to BBC Radio 4 with a comic and poetic look at the treatment of children raised in care, orphans and foster children in popular culture, comparing them with reality. Because it surely says something about how we view them that we create so many for fiction.
Lemn will explore the gap between fiction and reality, based on his own experiences of growing up in care as well as those of some special guests.

1. THE BED UNDER THE STAIRS

In this first episode, Lemn discusses his experiences as a foster child, comparing them to the life of Harry Potter. Like Harry, Lemn was never told the truth about what happened to his parents. Like Harry, he found his foster parents harsh and unforgiving. But, like Harry, he came through those problems, avoided the dementors, and grew up.

As well as storytelling, comedy and poetry, Lemn imagines an interview with Vernon and Petunia Dursley - Harry's foster parents. Finally, they get to tell their side of the story.

Written and performed by ... Lemn Sissay
Producer ... Ed Morrish

Lemn Sissay is the author of six collections of poetry. He has also written plays for stage and BBC radio. His radio documentary Child of the State was nominated for the 2010 Sony Awards, and last year's two-part series for Radio 4, Lemn Sissay's Homecoming was described by The Spectator as "a poignant, mind-stretching half-hour ... This was truly innovative radio", and caused The Observer to remark, "What a thing to hear in Radio 4's 6.30pm slot - the sound of genuine happiness; also regret, anger, wonder, bursting from the radio with the unexpected exuberance of a child dancing at a chamber concert ... terrific radio".

Lemn was the first poet to write for the Olympics 2012 and received an MBE for Services to Literature. He is associate artist at the Southbank Centre, an (hon) Doctor of Letters, and currently the Chancellor of the University of Manchester. If you should Google "Lemn Sissay" all the returning hits will be about him. There is only one person named Lemn Sissay in the world.

LEMN SISSAY'S ORIGIN STORIES IS A BBC STUDIOS PRODUCTION.


WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m000b89t)
Sophie Duker 2/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And Laura Lexx chats to Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Sophie Duker.


WED 23:00 Recorded for Training Purposes (b00gs0n6)
Series 3

Episode 3

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

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009.


WED 23:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b08dnwrr)
Series 3

Let's Talk About Sex

Travel back in time to the 1980s for this sitcom about comedian Stephen K Amos's teenage years growing up gay, funny and black in south London. This week Stephen plucks up the courage to reveal a secret.

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.
Starring Ellen Thomas, Laurie Kynaston, Stephen K Amos, Bola Okun, Emerald Crankson, Karen Bartke and David Sterne.
Produced by Paul Sheehan.
Production Coordinator: Beverly Tagg
A BBC Studios Production.



THURSDAY 07 NOVEMBER 2019

THU 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jr72)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Musical Legends (b0139466)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Give Order Please (b03bddd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Stasiland (m000b0xg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Natural History Heroes (b06d8jrd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b010t6yc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b06j6g4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Edna Ferber - Show Boat (b01nt0gv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Many a Slip (b09rdq6g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Mind Your Own Business! (b00954qd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Change (b00nd0tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m0009qw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0v9)
Episode 4

A story of espionage in the remote mist-veiled islands of the Outer Hebrides.

Lonely and withdrawn, the islands stand like a breakwater off the north-west coast of Britain. Beyond them, out in the Atlantic, foreign trawlers maintain constant patrol, keeping an eye on the rocket range on South Uist - and on other things

Intelligence offers Jim Nicholson and Bill Grant explore who could be in a spy ring that leads all the way to the Iron Curtain and beyond.

Jim Nicholson ...Edward De Souza
Bill Grant ... Geoffrey Frederick
Ian McLeod ... Bryden Murdoch
Mary Somers…Rosemary Miller
Colonel Jamieson / Hotel Manager … Alaric Cotter
Major Williams ... Peter Hawkins

Producer: Peter Titheridge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1969.


THU 06:30 Why Go? (b00s9g0b)
Chris Ledgard explores the world of the ancient oriental game of Go.

The game of Go expresses "a psychological essence" of the Far East, according to the British Museum's Dr Irving Finkel. It's ancient, but no-one knows quite how old - the claim that it originated 4,000 years ago is open to question. What's beyond doubt is its place in oriental culture. The remarkable cave of Buddhist treasures discovered at Dunhuang on the Silk Road through China included a 6th century Go manual now kept in the British Library. Miniature Go boards and pieces have turned up in ancient burial sites. In the twentieth century, some of Japan's finest writers turned to Go for inspiration, following major games and probing the psychology of the top players. And, as the first atomic bomb fell, two of the world's best exponents of Go were playing a title match on the outskirts of Hiroshima.

But Go is little known in the West. This is in spite of the efforts of one of the two players in what became known as the Atom Bomb Game, Iwamoto Kaoru, who spent his later years setting up Go Centres in Europe and the Americas.

In Why Go?, Chris Ledgard explores the world of Go, talking to experts in the East and West about the game's history and culture, and examining some its ancient artefacts. Dr Finkel discusses Go's place in the history of games. After Go, he says, "you could argue that the world's board games went downhill." Susan Whitfield, the Director of the International Dunhuang Project, brings the fifteen hundred year Go manual out of storage and explains how it was discovered and what it tells us. Britain's two foremost experts on the game describe how they got hooked, and Chris Ledgard visits Amsterdam to examine Iwamoto Kaoru's legacy and find out why, in spite of all the time and money he spent, relatively few people in Europe play the game.

Go's Chinese name is weiqi, which is often translated as "the surrounding game". It's a game of co-existence. Two players, one with black stones the other with white, place their pieces on the intersections of a board marked with 19 x 19 lines. The aim is to secure territory and the emphasis is on long-term strategy, subtlety, and not bludgeoning your opponent. Rob Foster, a translator of the Dunhuang manal, describes the game as "a conversation...it's hand talk".

And the programme addresses the key question of whether - as some argue - Go reflects aspects of oriental thinking and is a game few western players really understand.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2010.


THU 07:00 Too Much Information (b00n88d3)
Episode 3

Waft Tourist Information introduces local walks for visitors but for the young honeymooning couple, the walks end up being painfully boring and spectacularly dangerous!

Neil Warhurst's comedy about the idiosyncratic world of Tourist Information Offices.

Jeff Rawle stars as Warren, the much put upon manager of Waft Tourist Information. 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
ROGER ............................................................................ PIERS WEHNER
BECCA................................................................EMERALD O'HANRAHAN

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009.


THU 07:30 Little Monster (b02q78pq)
Little Monster follows the fortunes of new mother Karen (Sarah Hadland) as she struggles to get to grips with her little monster. No really, he is literally a monster. Or should that be she is.? Or even it is..? To be honest it's all a bit of a jumble, but they're opted for the name Benjy for now.

Like all babies, Benjy (Cariad Lloyd) keeps growing. Horns mainly. Scales. Fangs. Tail. Karen never quite knows what's going to greet her when she unbolts the reinforced door of his nursery and turns the padlock on his cot.

Not that he's dangerous, of course. Just very excitable. And strong. And surprisingly advanced for his tender age. While most babies lie in their cots looking sweet, Benjy is soon galumphing around the house and bringing in the remains of next door's chickens. And though he may be a monster, he's still Karen's monster. She loves him and she always will, no matter what he puts her through. And he's sometimes very well-behaved, especially when his Dad, Nick (Rufus Jones) or Grandma (Geraldine James) are around.

While Karen has to cope with one very real monster, she also has to deal with her own 'monsters' - the monsters of guilt, envy and low self-esteem that gnaw away at her from the inside. She wants to be the best mother in the world and just ends up behaving like the worst.

Written by Gerard Foster (At Home With The Snails, Horrible Histories) this is a darkly comic look at modern parenthood, set in our child-obsessed world of big buggies and Little Einsteins.

In this pilot episode, Nick and Karen have planned their first night away since Benjy was born. But is it worth the trouble - and will they actually have the courage to leave him?

CREDITS
Karen - Sarah Hadland
Nick - Rufus Jones
Benjy - Cariad Lloyd
Val - Geraldine James
Sammy - Bridget Christie
Nina / Receptionist - Hannah Wood
Security Guard - Gerard Foster

Written by Gerard Foster.

Produced by Ed Morrish


THU 08:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b007jx2y)
From 07/06/1964

Doddy reports from the Knotty Ash Eisteddfod and introduces the world's worst uncle.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Judith Chalmers, Patricia Hayes, Duncan Macrae, Peter Hudson, Wallas Eaton, Percy Edwards and The Bachelors.

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 June 1964.


THU 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qyqd9)
Series 2

Episode 7

London bus gospel and a visit to Nibbling-On-The-Bone.

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 Clive James, John Esmonde & Bob Larbey, Peter Vincent and David McKellar .

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

Songs by Bill Oddie and Tim Brooke-Taylor, with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1965.


THU 09:00 Booked (b0075lfg)
Series 3

Episode 1

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Rory Motion and Roger McGough. From October 1997.


THU 09:30 For Better or for Worse (b00h4lng)
Series 1

Episode 5

Iris dreams of hearing Pavarotti in concert, so Bernard tries to get tickets. Stars Gorden Kaye and Su Pollard. From March 1993.


THU 10:00 Edna Ferber - Show Boat (b01nt4px)
Episode 2

Parthy has shocking news about Gaylord, as Kim receives a telegram in her Cotton Blossom dressing room. Stars Samantha Spiro.


THU 11:00 Nan Woodhouse (b03j5dh0)
Nightingale

Young maid Sarah poses for a famous 19th-century photographer. But how long can her enchantment last? Read by Elizabeth Conboy.


THU 11:15 DH Lawrence - The Fox (m000b0vd)
Two women’s lives are transformed by the presence of a fox, and the arrival of a soldier.

The second of three novellas by D.H. Lawrence.

Philip Jackson, as D.H. Lawrence, narrates the story of two young women who try to run a small holding until a young a young soldier, Henry, arrives. One of the women is as attracted to him, as she is by the animal magnetism of the fox that terrorises their poultry.

CAST:
Henry ... John Light
Banford .... Lucy Whybrow
Marsh .... Alice Arnold
Father .... Paul Gregory

Dramatised by Nick McCarty.

Directed by Janet Whitaker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


THU 12:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b007jx2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qyqd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0v9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Why Go? (b00s9g0b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Stasiland (m000b0vl)
Socialist Man

Hagen Koch recalls his battles when working for the Stasi.

Real-life stories of both the East Germans who resisted the state and those who worked for the apparatus that spied on them. Once the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, those who worked for the Stasi had to come to terms – or not – with their pasts.

While working in Berlin, Australian Anna Funder became curious about the stories of those who'd lived under the watchful eye of the Stasi, and of the stories of the Stasi men themselves.

In a series of meetings, she pieces together what life was like then and how they are coping with the aftermath.

Read by Anna Chancellor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


THU 14:15 Natural History Heroes (b06d9blc)
Allan Octavian Hume

Allan Octavian Hume donated the largest single collection of birds to the Natural History museum – around 80,000 items all collected during his time working for the East Indian Company and the British Raj in India.

He spent 20 years recording and documenting all the birds of India only for the manuscript to be destroyed just before his return to England. So profound was his frustration that Hume gave up ornithology altogether and turned his attention to botany, founding the South London Botanical Institute which encouraged the ordinary working person to make a contribution to science.

Curator of birds at the Natural History Museum Robert Prys Jones takes us into the Natural history Museum bird collection to explain why ornithologist and botanist Allan Octavian Hume is his Natural History Hero.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b010t6lm)
Writing the Century 17: The Iron Curtain

Episode 4

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people, returns with "The Iron Curtain" by Nell Leyshon. The drama is inspired by the diaries of Paula Kirby, who went to teach English in East Germany in the 1980s, and her correspondence with paediatric surgeon Knut Löffler.

Back in England, Paula finds a new flat and job. Knut and Paula telephone and write as much as possible but the stresses of a relationship across the Iron Curtain take their toll.

Cast
Paula ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Knut ...... Jonathan Keeble
Rebecca ...... Danielle Henry
Stefan ...... David Seddon
Mrs Waters ...... Melissa Jane Sinden

Directed by Susan Roberts.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b06j5ncw)
John le Carre: The Biography

Episode 4

The life of John le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio in five episodes by Katrin Williams:

From The Spy Who Came In From The Cold to Tinker, Tailor.., le Carre is one of the biggest names in the writing world. Then there's the time he encountered Dennis Healey at a party, with genial accusations in the air.

Reader: Stephen Boxer.

Producer: Duncan Minshull.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


THU 15:00 Edna Ferber - Show Boat (b01nt4px)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Booked (b0075lfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 For Better or for Worse (b00h4lng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Too Much Information (b00n88d3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Little Monster (b02q78pq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007k42r)
The World in Peril

Episode 4

After an attempt on their lives, Jet and crew fight against time to blast off back to Mars

Completing the sci-fi trilogy, the third series in the adventures of Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy is a continuation of the preceding stories, ‘Operation Luna’ and ‘The Red Planet’.

CAST:

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Various …. Alan Tilvern
Various and Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1955.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b03lph8m)
Series 32

Michael Horovitz on Allen Ginsberg

Matthew Parris is joined by Michael Horovitz who nominates fellow poet and founder of the 'Beat Generation', Allen Ginsberg, as his Great Life. Ginsberg's friend and biographer Barry Miles provides biographical detail of this colourful and controversial writer, who through his battle for free expression inspired American counter culture.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


THU 19:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b007jx2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qyqd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0v9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Why Go? (b00s9g0b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Nan Woodhouse (b03j5dh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 DH Lawrence - The Fox (m000b0vd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Little Monster (b02q78pq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (m000b0vj)
Newsjack Unplugged, Series 4

Episode 3

The week's news stories lovingly bashed, mashed and moulded into sketches and one-liners by the public with host Darren Harriott and guest.


THU 22:45 The Goldfish Bowl (m000b193)
Series 1

Episode 3

Keen to learn about sex, Anton's surprised that Liam's tried it. Stars Shaun Prendergast and Hamish McColl.

From September 1998.


THU 23:00 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b04xp4wx)
Series 6

Rebecca Front

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his 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.

This week, Rebecca Front, a self-confessed scaredy cat, is persuaded to take her first ride on a motorbike and read her first book about science. But how much of it did she understand?


THU 23:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b07vs2hg)
Series 2

Legacy

Multi-award-winning Mark Watson, assisted and impeded in equal measure by henchmen Sam Simmons and Will Adamsdale, revives his quest to make some sort of sense of life, against the backdrop of a world, in recent times, has 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?

This week’s topic is legacy. How will the world see us after we've gone, and is it really important? The trio consider their reputations, prepare their wills, and look the end in the face in this penultimate episode of the series.

Mark Watson is a multi-award winning comedian, including the inaugural If.Comedy Panel Prize 2006. He is assisted by Sam Simmons, winner of Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award 2015 and Will Adamsdale who won the the Perrier Comedy Award in 2004.

Produced by Lianne Coop
An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4.



FRIDAY 08 NOVEMBER 2019

FRI 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007k42r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b03lph8m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b0v9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Why Go? (b00s9g0b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Stasiland (m000b0vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Natural History Heroes (b06d9blc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b010t6lm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b06j5ncw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Edna Ferber - Show Boat (b01nt4px)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Booked (b0075lfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 For Better or for Worse (b00h4lng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Too Much Information (b00n88d3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Little Monster (b02q78pq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b15z)
Episode 5

A story of espionage in the remote mist-veiled islands of the Outer Hebrides.

Lonely and withdrawn, the islands stand like a breakwater off the north-west coast of Britain. Beyond them. out in the Atlantic. foreign trawlers maintain constant patrol, keeping an eye on the rocket range on South Uist- and on other things

Intelligence offers Jim Nicholson and Bill Grant explore who could be in a spy ring that leads all the way to the Iron Curtain and beyond.

Jim Nicholson ...Edward De Souza
Bill Grant ... Geoffrey Frederick
Ian McLeod ... Bryden Murdoch
Mary Somers…Rosemary Miller
Colonel Jamieson / Hotel Manager … Alaric Cotter
Major Williams ... Peter Hawkins

Producer: Peter Titheridge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1969.


FRI 06:30 The Concrete and the Divine (b01rqnf3)
Under the umbrella of Glasgow architects Gillespie Kidd & Coia, Isi Metzstein and Andrew MacMillan seized on the momentary experimentalism of the Catholic Church after World War II to revolutionise church design.

This was a brave new world and the Catholic Church wanted their places of worship to meet the needs of a new era.

In a culture never quite comfortable with the high modern influences of Europe and America, Metzstein and MacMillan drew on the ideas of Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright with unparalleled freedom.

Their masterpiece was St Peter's Seminary at Cardross, which stood out like a spaceship in the modest construction yards of British architecture. It's a ghost space now, abandoned in 1980 just 14 years after completion.

While most of their churches are still in use, their Modernist design and location means they stand like monuments to a very different time; a time when Catholicism in Scotland was expected to spread its wings.

Jonathan Glancey explores Scotland's physical and spiritual landscape to discover more about the extraordinary lives of two of Britain's most talented architects.

Producer: Caitlin Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2013.


FRI 07:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076h4z)
Series 3

Girls and Boys

Pete has found out about PJ. He is unhappy, so are Cassie and Bill, and Janet is using soothing tones. Stars Dave Lamb.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2003.


FRI 07:30 The Joy of Text (m0009zmg)
Debra Humphries and Gary Slaymaker had been nodding acquaintances for a number of years but, in March 2017, Debra used Facebook’s Messenger app to ask Gary if he had any stand-up gigs arranged in Cardiff. This innocent little enquiry started a conversation, which developed over the next few weeks into late night chats.

It became clear they had a lot in common and shared a sense of humour.

They met for a drink, and then an official first date and, following that, spent the entire week in each other’s company (and beds). Shortly afterwards, they changed their social media profiles to “In a relationship with…”

Things couldn’t have been any better for the pair - until Debra’s 17-year-old son, Brychan, became ill. He was diagnosed with stage four cancer and underwent an operation. Despite the very best efforts of the staff at Cardiff’s Heath Hospital, Brychan died just two weeks after falling ill.

Since that day, it’s been a matter of coping with the loss for Debra, with Gary doing his best to be a shoulder for her to lean on.

The Joy of Text distils that year, through the messages and texts they sent each other from day one. It's sometimes raw, sometimes sweet, but often shot through with the quirky humour that made them fall in love with each other in the first place.

Debra and Gary are an unlikely romantic pairing. She’s beautiful, quiet, and thoughtful - he’s not. They have seen pretty much the best and worst that life has had to offer throughout their first year together.

Despite the ups and downs, the laughs keep on coming in this poignant and funny (honestly!) programme.

A Slaycorp production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jttb)
Series 3

Ignore These Programme Titles the Burkiss Way

The team pulls open the "Door Handle of the Day" - and who will win the "Difficult Time of the Month Competition"?

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

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

Scripted by David Renwick and Andrew Marshall.

Producer: John Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1978.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jp46)
Series 6

The Seven Steptoerai

When the Steptoes fall victim to threats, Albert decides it time to fight back.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Henry Woolf as Frankie Barrow.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote ten 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.

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye.

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1976.


FRI 09:00 It's Not What You Know (b0608h7v)
Series 3

Episode 1

What is Sarah Millican's worst habit? Who is Richard Osman's mum's favourite recording artist? What would Nathan Caton be doing if he wasn't a comedian?

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.

In this case, Richard Osman picks his mother, Sarah Millican her mate Lou, and Nathan Caton his brother Mekel to answer questions about each other.

Producer: Matt Stronge.


FRI 09:30 Gush (b051h0n6)
Episode 4

Cravate and Pomeroy are joined by another prisoner and they plan their escape. With Caroline Quentin. From December 1994.


FRI 10:00 Howard Brenton - Nasser's Eden (b0075dmq)
1956: The battles of Prime Minister Anthony Eden and President Nasser over Egypt's act of nationalising the Suez Canal - Britain’s last symbol of her empire.

With its roots in the post-war upsurge of nationalism in Egypt, a look behind the politics to reveal the personalities who changed the face of history.

Starring Alec McCowen as Anthony Eden and Nadim Sawalha as Gamal Nasser.

With Bob Peck, Nigel Davenport, Saeed Jaffrey, Raad Rawi and Trevor Peacock.

Producer: Carolyn Horn

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000b161)
Comedy Podcasts with Jake Yapp

Laura Grimshaw and Jake Yapp discuss new comedy podcasts. This week, Jake and Laura chat to Dave Cribb and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean from the Amusical Podcast at the Aberystwyth Comedy Festival. They also talk to Julia Raeside about her TV memories podcast Box of Delights, and to Tom Neenan about his new BBC Sounds podcast, Tom Neenan is Not All Men.


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jttb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jp46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b15z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Concrete and the Divine (b01rqnf3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Stasiland (m000b163)
The Puzzle Women

How Stasi Lieutenant-Colonel Gunter Bohnsack was ostracised after the Berlin Wall came down.

Real-life stories of both the East Germans who resisted the state and those who worked for the apparatus that spied on them. Once the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, those who worked for the Stasi had to come to terms – or not – with their pasts.

While working in Berlin, Australian Anna Funder became curious about the stories of those who'd lived under the watchful eye of the Stasi, and of the stories of the Stasi men themselves.

In a series of meetings, she pieces together what life was like then and how they are coping with the aftermath.

Concluded by Anna Chancellor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.


FRI 14:15 Natural History Heroes (b06d9pb3)
Alice Eastwood

Alice Eastwood was a self-taught botanist using her holidays to collect and identify plants in Colorado who went on to become the curator of the California Academy of Science botany collection.

Over her career Eastwood discovered many of the plants on California's coastline and during the fire that followed the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco Eastwood rescued 1,497 important specimens from the museum – only made possible because she had taken the fortunate step of segregating it in the first place.

The rest of the collection was destroyed and Eastwood devoted the rest of her life to rebuilding it. When she retired the collection contained over 300,000 specimens, over three times as many as were destroyed in 1906.

Sandy Knapp explains why Alice Eastwood is her Natural History Hero.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b010t6bw)
Writing the Century 17: The Iron Curtain

Episode 5

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people, returns with "The Iron Curtain" by Nell Leyshon. The drama is inspired by the diaries of Paula Kirby, who went to teach English in East Germany in the 1980s, and her correspondence with paediatric surgeon Knut Löffler.

August 1988 and the strain of external forces is intolerable. For several months Knut's letters to Paula stop. Letters and phone calls eventually resume but when the Berlin Wall falls in 1989, is it too late?

Cast
Paula ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Knut ...... Jonathan Keeble
Rebecca ...... Danielle Henry
Ulrike ...... Clare Louise Connolly
Stefan ...... David Seddon

Directed by Susan Roberts.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b06j5ycc)
John le Carre: The Biography

Episode 5

The life of John le Carre by Adam Sisman, is abridged for radio in five episodes by Katrin Williams:

From The Constant Gardener in the 1990s to the present day, and the author is still very much at work - "I find it very difficult to read my own stuff, but I look at it with satisfaction."

Reader: Stephen Boxer

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


FRI 15:00 Howard Brenton - Nasser's Eden (b0075dmq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b0608h7v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Gush (b051h0n6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076h4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Joy of Text (m0009zmg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrdj)
The World in Peril

Episode 5

Jet and Lemmy monitor strange calls on the ship-to-ship intercom.

It’s April 1972, and Jet and his crew return to Mars in an attempt to avert the impending Martian invasion.

Completing the sci-fi trilogy, the third series in the adventures of Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy is a continuation of the preceding stories, ‘Operation Luna’ and ‘The Red Planet’.

CAST:

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Various …. Alan Tilvern
Various and Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1955.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076ncz)
Liar Liar

Economical with the truth? Matthew Parris, Ann Leslie, Martin Short and Anne Atkins discuss the complexities of lying. From September 2004.


FRI 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jttb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jp46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b15z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Concrete and the Divine (b01rqnf3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000b161)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 The Joy of Text (m0009zmg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b01pdy85)
Series 3

Episode 5

The man who insists Superman is Indian, and the Bhangra Muffins act cool. Stars Meera Syal and Nina Wadia. From June 1998.


FRI 23:00 Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks (b03ws221)
Dumping and Proposals

Leading a successful life is terribly tricky and no-one is more painful aware of that than Jason Cook himself who has encountered more than his fair share of failure in his time.

So who better then to dispense advice on how best to successfully negotiate the sticky social situations the fickle finger of fate flicks out, than a man who, like a modern day Job, has already suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune.

This time he looks at the two-sides of the romance coin: dumping someone and proposing to someone, with regular guests Zoe Harrison and Neil Grainger on hand to help him bring his lessons to life. And with contributions from the studio audience too, there's plenty of advice on offer so you don't make the same mistakes as they have. Or at least take comfort in the knowledge that you're not alone.

Producer: Sam Michell.


FRI 23:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (b041y1n3)
Series 2

Episode 1

Isy returns to her home town of Matlock and observes the unfolding romance between Eleanor, a dinner lady, and Mr Woodfield, a teacher - both of whom are unhappily married, but find solace in their workplace friendship.

Isy Suttie's Sony Award winning show, recounting a series of love stories affecting people she's known throughout her life, told partly through song.

Sometimes Isy has merely observed other people's love lives; quite often she's intervened, changing the action dramatically - for better or worse. Intertwined within these stories are related real life anecdotes from Isy's own, often disastrous, love life.

With her multi-character and vocal skills, and accompanied by her guitar, Isy creates a hilarious and deeply moving world, sharing with us her lessons in life and love.

"A voice you want to swim in" The Independent

Producer: Lyndsay Fenner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2014.




LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
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15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b04sy3qm)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b010t5wh)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b010t5wh)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b010t6gr)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b010t6gr)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b010t6yc)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b010t6yc)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b010t6lm)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b010t6lm)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b010t6bw)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00hkc6w)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00hkc6w)

A Voyage to Lundy 02:15 SAT (b008tzzn)

A Whole 'Nother Story 05:00 SAT (b0076h1z)

A Whole 'Nother Story 07:00 FRI (b0076h4z)

A Whole 'Nother Story 17:00 FRI (b0076h4z)

Act Your Age 16:00 TUE (b010mrzk)

Act Your Age 04:00 WED (b010mrzk)

Agatha Raisin 01:00 SAT (b011pv6k)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b06vg1ph)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b06vg1ph)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b06vg1ph)

Beachcomber... By the Way 09:30 TUE (b0089jcr)

Before They Were Famous 22:45 TUE (b05xh3nk)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 TUE (m000b0f0)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 TUE (m000b0f0)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 TUE (m000b0f0)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 22:30 SAT (b0608n2d)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b054tnzs)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b052m59l)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b06j13r5)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b06j13r5)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b06j6fcy)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b06j6fcy)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b06j6g4p)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b06j6g4p)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b06j5ncw)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b06j5ncw)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b06j5ycc)

Booked 09:00 THU (b0075lfg)

Booked 16:00 THU (b0075lfg)

Booked 04:00 FRI (b0075lfg)

Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll 22:30 TUE (b00fvwk6)

Bridget Christie Minds the Gap 22:30 MON (b04ykk5j)

Bridging the Gap 06:30 TUE (b00q3kvw)

Bridging the Gap 13:30 TUE (b00q3kvw)

Bridging the Gap 20:30 TUE (b00q3kvw)

Bridging the Gap 01:30 WED (b00q3kvw)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 MON (b007jr1s)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 TUE (b007jr1s)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 TUE (b007jr4d)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 WED (b007jr4d)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 WED (b007jr72)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 THU (b007jr72)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 THU (b007k42r)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 FRI (b007k42r)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 FRI (b007jrdj)

Chat Show Roulette 23:00 TUE (b055jslz)

Clare in the Community 07:30 TUE (m0009rjm)

Clare in the Community 17:30 TUE (m0009rjm)

Clare in the Community 22:00 TUE (m0009rjm)

Clare in the Community 05:30 WED (m0009rjm)

Classic Serial 10:00 MON (b02117x0)

Classic Serial 15:00 MON (b02117x0)

Classic Serial 03:00 TUE (b02117x0)

Classic Serial 10:00 TUE (b02lwc5t)

Classic Serial 15:00 TUE (b02lwc5t)

Classic Serial 03:00 WED (b02lwc5t)

DH Lawrence - The Fox 11:15 THU (m000b0vd)

DH Lawrence - The Fox 21:15 THU (m000b0vd)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jp3q)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jp3q)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jp3q)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 07:30 WED (m0009qw0)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 17:30 WED (m0009qw0)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 22:00 WED (m0009qw0)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 05:30 THU (m0009qw0)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (m0009zz5)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (m0009zz5)

Drama 18:00 SAT (b05qynrl)

Drama 00:00 SUN (b05qynrl)

Edna Ferber - Show Boat 10:00 WED (b01nt0gv)

Edna Ferber - Show Boat 15:00 WED (b01nt0gv)

Edna Ferber - Show Boat 03:00 THU (b01nt0gv)

Edna Ferber - Show Boat 10:00 THU (b01nt4px)

Edna Ferber - Show Boat 15:00 THU (b01nt4px)

Edna Ferber - Show Boat 03:00 FRI (b01nt4px)

Educating Archie 08:30 SUN (b007jsv1)

Educating Archie 12:30 SUN (b007jsv1)

For Better or for Worse 09:30 THU (b00h4lng)

For Better or for Worse 16:30 THU (b00h4lng)

For Better or for Worse 04:30 FRI (b00h4lng)

Give Order Please 06:30 WED (b03bddd2)

Give Order Please 13:30 WED (b03bddd2)

Give Order Please 20:30 WED (b03bddd2)

Give Order Please 01:30 THU (b03bddd2)

Goodness Gracious Me 22:30 FRI (b01pdy85)

Great Escapes - Over the Wall 11:30 TUE (m000b0f2)

Great Escapes - Over the Wall 21:30 TUE (m000b0f2)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b03lph8m)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b03lph8m)

Gush 04:30 SAT (b050h4wd)

Gush 09:30 FRI (b051h0n6)

Gush 16:30 FRI (b051h0n6)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k1f3)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k1f3)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k1f3)

Heidi Regan: Overthinker 05:30 SAT (m0009rzb)

His Master's Voices 15:45 SUN (b06r3pmf)

His Master's Voices 03:45 MON (b06r3pmf)

Howard Brenton - Nasser's Eden 10:00 FRI (b0075dmq)

Howard Brenton - Nasser's Eden 15:00 FRI (b0075dmq)

Huddwinks 09:30 MON (b0092n42)

Huddwinks 16:30 MON (b0092n42)

Huddwinks 04:30 TUE (b0092n42)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 THU (b00qyqd9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 THU (b00qyqd9)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 THU (b00qyqd9)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:00 THU (b04xp4wx)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 08:00 SUN (m0009zyw)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 12:00 SUN (m0009zyw)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (m000b07m)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (m000b07m)

Isy Suttie's Love Letters 23:30 FRI (b041y1n3)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 SAT (b0383z2q)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 FRI (b0608h7v)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 FRI (b0608h7v)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 SAT (b00cfzsp)

Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks 23:00 FRI (b03ws221)

Joanna Trollope - Parson Harding's Daughter 03:00 SAT (m0009tcz)

Just a Minute 12:00 SAT (b01hjq76)

Just a Minute 09:00 MON (b01hw75p)

Just a Minute 16:00 MON (b01hw75p)

Just a Minute 04:00 TUE (b01hw75p)

Leading Ladies 01:30 SAT (b00vhg2z)

Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories 22:30 WED (b07wpf5q)

Les Kelly's Britain 23:30 TUE (b017cjy8)

Listen to Les 08:30 WED (b0170751)

Listen to Les 12:30 WED (b0170751)

Listen to Les 19:30 WED (b0170751)

Little Monster 07:30 THU (b02q78pq)

Little Monster 17:30 THU (b02q78pq)

Little Monster 22:00 THU (b02q78pq)

Little Monster 05:30 FRI (b02q78pq)

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 23:30 SUN (b01322dm)

Many a Slip 09:00 WED (b09rdq6g)

Many a Slip 16:00 WED (b09rdq6g)

Many a Slip 04:00 THU (b09rdq6g)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 SAT (b09jd67l)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 23:30 THU (b07vs2hg)

Marriage Lines 08:00 MON (b04v8rlj)

Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b04v8rlj)

Marriage Lines 19:00 MON (b04v8rlj)

Meet David Sedaris 23:00 SAT (b065xch2)

Mike Dorrell - Pictures of the Floating World 16:00 SUN (m0009zzf)

Mike Dorrell - Pictures of the Floating World 04:00 MON (m0009zzf)

Mind Your Own Business! 09:30 WED (b00954qd)

Mind Your Own Business! 16:30 WED (b00954qd)

Mind Your Own Business! 04:30 THU (b00954qd)

Multi Story Shorts 11:45 MON (m000b0j5)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 MON (m000b0j5)

Musical Legends 18:30 WED (b0139466)

Musical Legends 00:30 THU (b0139466)

Nan Woodhouse 11:00 THU (b03j5dh0)

Nan Woodhouse 21:00 THU (b03j5dh0)

Natural History Heroes 14:15 MON (b06d2fyq)

Natural History Heroes 02:15 TUE (b06d2fyq)

Natural History Heroes 14:15 TUE (b06d2g97)

Natural History Heroes 02:15 WED (b06d2g97)

Natural History Heroes 14:15 WED (b06d8jrd)

Natural History Heroes 02:15 THU (b06d8jrd)

Natural History Heroes 14:15 THU (b06d9blc)

Natural History Heroes 02:15 FRI (b06d9blc)

Natural History Heroes 14:15 FRI (b06d9pb3)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (m000b0vj)

Nightfall 18:00 SUN (m0009zzp)

Nightfall 00:00 MON (m0009zzp)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076n97)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076ncz)

Patricia Highsmith - Carol (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b04t1yt8)

Patricia Highsmith - Carol (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b04t1yt8)

Patricia Highsmith - Carol (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b04t1yt8)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000b161)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000b161)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0009zzk)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0009zzk)

Radio Active 23:30 MON (b007jqbg)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b09f8gfv)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (b09f8gfv)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 18:30 SUN (b007jpy0)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 00:30 MON (b007jpy0)

Reasons to be Cheerful 07:30 SAT (b00t833v)

Reasons to be Cheerful 17:30 SAT (b00t833v)

Reasons to be Cheerful 05:30 SUN (b00t833v)

Recorded for Training Purposes 23:00 WED (b00gs0n6)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 06:00 MON (m000b0hy)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 13:00 MON (m000b0hy)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 20:00 MON (m000b0hy)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 01:00 TUE (m000b0hy)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 06:00 TUE (m000b0dx)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 13:00 TUE (m000b0dx)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 20:00 TUE (m000b0dx)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 01:00 WED (m000b0dx)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 06:00 WED (m000b0x9)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 13:00 WED (m000b0x9)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 20:00 WED (m000b0x9)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 01:00 THU (m000b0x9)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 06:00 THU (m000b0v9)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 13:00 THU (m000b0v9)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 20:00 THU (m000b0v9)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 01:00 FRI (m000b0v9)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 06:00 FRI (m000b15z)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 13:00 FRI (m000b15z)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 20:00 FRI (m000b15z)

Short Cuts 11:00 TUE (b07lg0mg)

Short Cuts 21:00 TUE (b07lg0mg)

Sisters in Satire: The Pioneering Women of Comedy 09:00 SAT (m000b07k)

Sisters in Satire: The Pioneering Women of Comedy 19:00 SAT (m000b07k)

Small Scenes 22:30 SUN (b03fb925)

Soul Music Mixtapes 11:00 WED (m000b0xd)

Soul Music Mixtapes 21:00 WED (m000b0xd)

Sounds Natural 18:30 TUE (b08tlz1s)

Sounds Natural 00:30 WED (b08tlz1s)

Start/Stop 07:30 SUN (b07lhk6p)

Start/Stop 17:30 SUN (b07lhk6p)

Start/Stop 22:00 SUN (b07lhk6p)

Start/Stop 05:30 MON (b07lhk6p)

Starve Acre (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (m0009zz9)

Starve Acre (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (m0009zz9)

Stasiland 14:00 MON (m000b0j7)

Stasiland 02:00 TUE (m000b0j7)

Stasiland 14:00 TUE (m000b0f4)

Stasiland 02:00 WED (m000b0f4)

Stasiland 14:00 WED (m000b0xg)

Stasiland 02:00 THU (m000b0xg)

Stasiland 14:00 THU (m000b0vl)

Stasiland 02:00 FRI (m000b0vl)

Stasiland 14:00 FRI (m000b163)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007jp46)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 FRI (b007jp46)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 FRI (b007jp46)

Street and Lane 12:30 SAT (b00vls7z)

Street and Lane 07:00 MON (b00vt5ry)

Street and Lane 17:00 MON (b00vt5ry)

Street and Lane 05:00 TUE (b00vt5ry)

The Break 16:30 TUE (b07h6fmm)

The Break 04:30 WED (b07h6fmm)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 FRI (b007jttb)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 FRI (b007jttb)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 FRI (b007jttb)

The Change 07:00 WED (b00nd0tk)

The Change 17:00 WED (b00nd0tk)

The Change 05:00 THU (b00nd0tk)

The Cold Swedish Winter 07:00 TUE (b06wj5wm)

The Cold Swedish Winter 17:00 TUE (b06wj5wm)

The Cold Swedish Winter 05:00 WED (b06wj5wm)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (m000bght)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 WED (m000b89t)

The Concrete and the Divine 06:30 FRI (b01rqnf3)

The Concrete and the Divine 13:30 FRI (b01rqnf3)

The Concrete and the Divine 20:30 FRI (b01rqnf3)

The Goldfish Bowl 22:45 THU (m000b193)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jrdw)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jrdw)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jrdw)

The Great Flood (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (m0009zz0)

The Great Flood (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (m0009zz0)

The Joy of Text 07:30 FRI (m0009zmg)

The Joy of Text 17:30 FRI (m0009zmg)

The Joy of Text 22:00 FRI (m0009zmg)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:00 THU (b007jx2y)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:00 THU (b007jx2y)

The Ken Dodd Show 19:00 THU (b007jx2y)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b054qdmw)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b054qdmw)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (m0009r6d)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (m0009r6d)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (m0009r6d)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (m0009r6d)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (m0009t2z)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (m0009t2z)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:30 SAT (b019jtl7)

The Secret World 23:00 SUN (b011dkny)

The TED Interview 11:00 MON (m000b0j3)

The TED Interview 21:00 MON (m000b0j3)

Too Much Information 07:00 THU (b00n88d3)

Too Much Information 17:00 THU (b00n88d3)

Too Much Information 05:00 FRI (b00n88d3)

Tracks 13:00 SAT (m000b18z)

Tracks 01:00 SUN (m000b18z)

Uncle Mort's North Country 14:45 SAT (b007jl6n)

Uncle Mort's North Country 02:45 SUN (b007jl6n)

Vincent McInerney - Bringing Home a Budgie for Mum 07:15 SUN (b0389s5c)

Vincent McInerney - Bringing Home a Budgie for Mum 14:15 SUN (b0389s5c)

Vincent McInerney - Bringing Home a Budgie for Mum 02:15 MON (b0389s5c)

What Does the K Stand For? 23:30 WED (b08dnwrr)

Who found Machu Picchu? 06:30 MON (b015cmrt)

Who found Machu Picchu? 13:30 MON (b015cmrt)

Who found Machu Picchu? 20:30 MON (b015cmrt)

Who found Machu Picchu? 01:30 TUE (b015cmrt)

Why Go? 06:30 THU (b00s9g0b)

Why Go? 13:30 THU (b00s9g0b)

Why Go? 20:30 THU (b00s9g0b)

Why Go? 01:30 FRI (b00s9g0b)

William Rose - Genevieve 06:00 SAT (m000b07f)

William Rose - Genevieve 16:00 SAT (m000b07f)

William Rose - Genevieve 04:00 SUN (m000b07f)

With Great Pleasure 14:15 SAT (b00ctlhk)

With Great Pleasure 02:15 SUN (b00ctlhk)