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SATURDAY 09 NOVEMBER 2019

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 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Lonely and withdrawn, the islands stand like a breakwater off the north-west coast of Britain.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.


SAT 01:30 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.


SAT 02:00 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.


SAT 02:15 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.


SAT 02:30 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.


SAT 02:45 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.


SAT 03:00 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.


SAT 04:00 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.


SAT 04:30 Gush (b051h0n6)
Episode 4

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


SAT 05:00 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.


SAT 05:30 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


SAT 06:00 Julian Symons - The Colour of Murder (m000b6wq)
John Wilkins is a young man who suffers from bouts of amnesia, but then he's accused of a brutal murder...

David Threlfall stars in Julian Symons's psychological thriller - winner of the 1957 Golden Dagger award.

John Wilkins …. David Threlfall
May Wilkins …. Natasha Pyne
Mrs Wilkins …. Charlotte Mitchell
Uncle Dan …. Harold Innocent
James Hayley …. Anthony Newlands
Magnus Newton …. Michael Cochrane
Justice Morland …. Aubrey Richards
Dr Andreadia …. Peter Penry-Jones
Sheila Morton …. Adjoa Andoh
Betty Prenton …. Alice Arnold
Bill Lonergan …. Nigel Carrington
Les Jackson …. Alan Barker
Mr Fanham …. Fraser Kerr
Mr Morton …. Preston Lockwood
Mr Gimball …. John Church
Mr Shaddock …. Michael Bilton
Pub Landlord …. Eric Allan
Receptionist …. Neil Roberts

Dramatised by Guy Meredith

Director Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1991.


SAT 07:30 Reimagining the City (m000b6ws)
Belfast

When artist Bill Drummond discovered Belfast wasn't twinned with anywhere he made a sign and put it up under the city's welcome notice. It said 'Belfast: Twinned with Your Wildest Dreams'.

In this programme, Bill shares his vision of the city: his memories of glamorous 1930s cinemas with glittering curtains, of spontaneous creative happenings and a landscape where the smell of the mountain heather seeps down to the city centre.

With a range of urban guides, Bill offers a tour of Belfast unlike any you've heard before.

Producer: Rachel Hooper

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b04pr1w2)
Art School, Smart School

Brian Eno, Grayson Perry and others reflect on the state of the art school.

British art schools have produced some of the world's most successful artists, designers, filmmakers and musicians. Britain has built up a strong reputation for creativity around the world and politicians are interested in capitalising on our creative brand.

Brian Eno was at art school at a particularly exciting time. In the sixties, art colleges were independent and experimental; students were challenged to rethink what art and art education were about. Brian relates his memories of Ipswich College of Art under the radical educationalist Roy Ascot, and reflects on the importance of this experience. But he also sounds a warning note - he says art schools are under huge pressures and the effects are threatening creativity.

This programme brings together artists, musicians, art tutors and archive recordings to explore the last half century of art education and the state of Britain's art schools today.

We hear the perspectives of high profile figures in art and design - Grayson Perry, Richard Wentworth, Eileen Cooper, Peter Kindersley, and Jay Osgerby to name a few.

Britain depends on its art schools if it's to sustain its reputation for creativity. But are art schools becoming too much like universities and excluding those very people who will produce the innovations of the future?

Produced by Isabel Sutton
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 09:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b04n61gw)
Steve Punt's Hancock Cuttings

Tony Hancock fan Steve Punt presents oddities and rarities featuring the lad himself:

* BBC TV's Face To Face interview (1960)
Episode from the TV series in which John Freeman cross-examined leading personalities of the day. Here he interviews the radio and TV comedian, Tony Hancock.

* 'Ancock's Anthology – the BBC Light Programme’s Christmas Day miscellany of the comic’s favourite music, readings and an interview with Stirling Moss (25/12/1964)

* The Missing Page – the Pye Records re-recording of the TV episode (1965) On a visit to Cheam Library, the lad is appalled to be told he has some outstanding fines to pay. With Graham Stark, Clive Dunn and Frank Thornton. Written by Ray Galton & Alan Simpson.

* Educating Archie (19/10/1951)
Tony Hancock, Julie Andrews and Hattie Jacques join wisecracking schoolboy Archie Andrews. Cinema high-jinks and Dr Hancock lets Archie use his 'Wishing Chair'. Radio ventriloquism from Peter Brough. Written by Eric Sykes.

* The first ever episode of Hancock's Half Hour – 'The First Night Party' (BBC Light Programme 02/11/1954) The lad throws a launch party for his new series, but things don't quite go to plan. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Kenneth Williams and Gerald Campion. Written by Ray Galton & Alan Simpson.

Producer: Mik Wilkojc.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2014


SAT 12:00 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.


SAT 12:30 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.


SAT 13:00 Tracks (m000b6wv)
Indigo (Omnibus)

Episode 2

Helen learns that her baby might be 'Indigo'. While Irene's cryptic note leads them closer to the 'child-mother'.

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

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

Helen…. Romola Garai
Freddy….. Jonathan Forbes
Ram….. Ashleigh Haddad
Serena.... Scarlett Courtney
Policeman.... Adam Courting
Tony.... David Hounslow
Irene.... Sally Orrock

Director: James Robinson

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


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m000b6wx)
Shirley Collins

Folk singer Shirley Collins chooses Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves and the traditional song A Blacksmith Courted Me.


SAT 14:15 Down Your Way (m000b6wz)
Michael Bentine at the Tower of London

Descended from a Peruvian swordsmith, comedian (The Goon Show) and broadcaster Michael Bentine has a sharper interest than most in the exhibits at The Royal Armouries, housed in the Tower of London.

Down Your Way was a schedule staple for decades - starting on the BBC Home Service in 1946 and ending its run on BBC Radio 4 in 1992. Using a variety of hosts, including Richard Dimbleby and Brian Johnston, the programme toured villages, towns and cities across the UK. At the height of the series' success in the 1950s, it was attracting 10 million listeners a week.

Producer: Jill Marshall.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1992.


SAT 14:55 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038xly1)
The Green Children of Woolpit

Priest and paranormal investigator Lionel Fanthorpe probes the legend of two green children appearing in a village. From 2013.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b04pr1w2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Julian Symons - The Colour of Murder (m000b6wq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Reimagining the City (m000b6ws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 H Rider-Haggard - She (b0076yzf)
Episode 1

Ludwig Holly and his ward Leo's quest for the truth behind legend of Leo's ancestry takes them to Africa.

Here they find Ayesha, 2000 years old but beautiful beyond all description, despotically ruling her secret kingdom.

Stars Tim McInnerny as Ludwig Holly, Oliver Chris as Leo, Mia Soteriou as Ayesha, Howard Coggins as
Job, Ben Onwukwe as Billali, Janice Acquah as Amenartas, Tom Sherman as Vincey, Damian Lynch as Agarah and Oliver Baynham as Young Leo.

Composed music by Elizabeth Purnell.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SAT 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b04n61gw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b09jvhgh)
Series 8

Portishead

Mark Steel's In Town - Portishead

"When the siren sounds - Go in, close doors and windows and stay in"

Mark Steel with his 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.

In this episode Mark visits Portishead in Somerset

Portishead is near Bristol, but it definitely isn't Bristol. You can get to Bristol from there if you like, but it isn't that easy. It has a lovely Marina, a boating lake, a lido and peculiar stationers shop with too many rooms. It also has a plethora of groups and societies including a marvellous bunch of people who save toads and frogs from getting run over. Oh, and newts.

Eddie Large and Mike Baldwin from Coronation Street live there as well.
*(Not together)

Written and performed by ... Mark Steel
Additional material by ... Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator ... Hayley Sterling
Sound Manager ... David Thomas
Producer ... Carl Cooper

Picture Credit ... Tom Stanier.


SAT 22:30 Revolting People (b00w48m7)
Ezekiel is Kidnapped

Ezekiel upsets the Baltimore rebels in the 1775 American sitcom. With Andy Hamilton, Jay Tarses and Hugh Dennis. From May 2006.


SAT 23:00 Meet David Sedaris (b066zvy9)
Series 5

Calypso; Follow Me

One of the world's best storytellers is back on BBC Radio 4 doing what he does best.

This week: the story of an unorthodox minor operation in Calypso, a reflection on selfie culture in Follow Me and a final extract from his diaries (5/6)

Produced by Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b01b1z4r)
Series 3

Honesty

The comedian ponders whether telling the truth is always the best option. With Hattie Hayridge. From November 2005.



SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2019

SUN 00:00 H Rider-Haggard - She (b0076yzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Tracks (m000b6wv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m000b6wx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Down Your Way (m000b6wz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:55 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038xly1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:55 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b04pr1w2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Julian Symons - The Colour of Murder (m000b6wq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Reimagining the City (m000b6ws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Writing The Century 17: The Iron Curtain (Omnibus) (m000b742)
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.

Omnibus of Nell Leyshon's drama, inspired by Paula Kirby's diaries, written when she taught English in East Germany in the 1980s, and her correspondence with paediatric surgeon Knut Löffler.

Writing The Century is the series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people.

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

Director: Susan Roberts

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SUN 07:15 Elizabeth Taylor - The Devastating Boys (m000b744)
The arrival of two little boys from London for a fortnight changes Laura's life forever.

Sarah Badel reads Elizabeth Taylor's short story.

Abridged and produced by Di Speirs.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1999.


SUN 07:30 Start/Stop (b07m7z0t)
Series 3

Therapy

Start/Stop is a sitcom by Jack Docherty about three marriages in various states of disrepair.

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, and the characters are able to stop the action, explain themselves to the audience and start it all up again.

This week: 'Therapy', where all the couples end up seeing the same therapist, played by Sanjeev Bhaskar.

Evan and Fiona are already in therapy to tackle their issues with conflict - mostly over where they should keep the keys. Cathy wants Barney to go to a therapist too, as he keeps calling out Alice's name in his sleep. And during their session, David tries to distract the therapist, who he suspects is having his own lustful thoughts about Alice.

Cast:
Therapist: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Barney...Jack Docherty
Cathy...Kerry Godliman
Evan...John Thomson
Fiona...Fiona Allen
David...Charlie Higson
Alice...Laura Aikman

Written by: Jack Docherty
Producer: Claire Jones

A BBC Studio Production


SUN 08:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (m000b746)
30/3/1944

Mrs Mopp’s on horseback for the historical pageant. From 1944 with Tommy Handley and friends.

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 March 1944


SUN 08:30 Educating Archie (b007jss9)
From 09/10/1957

Archie Andrews encourages his mentor Peter Brough to fight the flab.

Radio ventriloquism with Dick Emery, Warren Mitchell, Pearl Johnson and Ronald Chesney.

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.

Music by from the BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Producer: Roy Speer

From a series made by ABC in Australia and also first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1957.


SUN 09:00 The Man in the Red Coat (Omnibus) (m000bc9m)
A wide-ranging account of the whirling connections of poetry and debauchery, dandyism and duelling that linked the literary and cultural celebrities of Paris and London in the final decades of the 19th century. A period that later came to be known as the Belle Epoque.

The portrait of the man in the red coat was painted by John Singer Sargent in Paris in 1881, and titled Dr Pozzi at Home. It portrays Samuel Pozzi, a man of extraordinary talents, whose contribution to medicine was in many ways ahead of its time. But it is also an emblem of the exchange of ideas and art, science and poetry that flourished across the Channel in the 19th century.

Written and Read by Julian Barnes
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b045c662)
Rachel and Fran – Perfect Proportions

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between two short actors about the bonuses of life as a dwarf and how others view 'achon' – people with achondroplasia.

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

Producer: Marya Burgess


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04p54n6)
Legal Eagles

Michael Mansfield

Kirsty Young's castaway is the barrister Michael Mansfield.

He is one of Britain's leading QCs - the Birmingham six, the Marchioness disaster, the Stephen Lawrence trial and the death of Jean Charles de Menezes are only a handful of the high profile cases he's been involved in.

He describes himself as a 'radical lawyer' and says he's been educated by the cases he's taken on. He has become, he says, increasingly angry and radical over the years. "I do feel that reputation, standing up for principle, is one of the few ways in which a difference can be made."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2010.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b09hz9rd)
Series 6

Me Myself and I: Stories of Questioned Identity

True stories told live in the USA: Sarah Austin Jenness introduces tales of people questioning their own identities.

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

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

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

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


SUN 11:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mydlm)
Series 1

Amber

As a boy, David Attenborough had a piece of amber in which lay a blood-sucking fly. He still has it today.

Would it be possible to extract the DNA from one of these insects caught in the resin and, maybe, recreate a dinosaur?

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009


SUN 12:00 ITMA - It's That Man Again (m000b746)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Educating Archie (b007jss9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Writing The Century 17: The Iron Curtain (Omnibus) (m000b742)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Elizabeth Taylor - The Devastating Boys (m000b744)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 Bog Child (Omnibus) (m000b748)
Episode 1

Siobhan Dowd's award-winning novel set on the Northern Irish border during the Troubles.

As he's out digging illegally for peat with his uncle, Fergus finds the body of a child, who seems to have been murdered. He tries to concentrate on revising for his A levels, as a means of escape from the 'insane' world around him: his brother on hunger-strike in prison, his growing feelings for Cora, his parents arguing over the Troubles, and being blackmailed into acting as a courier for the IRA . A voice comes to him in his dreams and the story of the bog child unfurls.

Set in the summer, 1980s, in Northern Ireland, this beautiful, subtle, intriguing and uplifting story, a 'radiant work', is one you’ll never forget. Its setting is a vital historical context for current Brexit confusion: a deeply appealing and timely story set around the complex politics of the Northern Irish border.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Mel...Catherine Cusack
Reader...Finnian Garbutt.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 15:45 His Master's Voices (b06r3q5t)
The Theatre/EMI Archive

Singer Cerys Matthews and music expert Tristram Penna continue their investigation into the very earliest days of the recording industry in the UK.

Tristram with Christopher Proudfoot, CLPGS chairman, visits the EMI Archive Trust in Hayes, which houses Fred Gaisberg's own collection of over 14,000 7 inch discs dating from 1898 as well as an amazing collection of early gramophones.

Cerys and Tristram visit Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End where they meet actor Kenneth Cranham. Charles Wyndham was a famous actor/impresario who built this theatre in 1899 and a disc of Wyndham's voice reciting a poem recorded in December 1898 is played on the stage - probably the first time his voice has been heard there for over 100 years. This disc has not been previously broadcast.

As an actor himself, Wyndham had this theatre built to his own specifications so the acoustics are incredibly good - and even today actors require no amplification.

The recording process of the Gramophone Company back in 1898 had certain technological limitations and so they needed the right voices to put on disc, and famous actors of the day were an obvious choice. The people with Gramophones in their own home would be incredibly proud to have the latest speech from actors like Charles Wyndham to impress their peers. For those less fortunate who couldn't afford a Gramophone in their own home, there were Gramophone evenings in theatres across the country where they could go along and pay a shilling or so and hear the latest speeches.

It was also at this point the Victorians realised that recording famous people of the day would be good for their future legacy. The early recordings are courtesy of the EMI Archive Trust.

A Sue Clark production for BBC Radio 4.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015.


SUN 16:00 Graham Swannell - Kiss of Life (b05n7tp5)
Married 40 years, Dot tries to make Arthur fully appreciate her and show extra affection. Stars Brenda Bruce and Norman Bird.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000b74c)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and selects:

Tennyson As I Remember Him;

First broadcast on the Light Programme in 1951.

Tennyson reads The Charge of the Light Brigade from 1890.

Time for Verse: Poets Laureate - Tennyson.

Produced by Margaret Bradley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.


SUN 17:30 Start/Stop (b07m7z0t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Nightfall (m000b74f)
Series 2

Your Fortune in Twenty Words or Less by Larry LeClair

A carnival worker is hell-bent on joining the sinister and terrifying fraternity of precognition.

‘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.

Benny Larson …. David Sarey
Mike …. Greg Rogers
Mercurian …. Jack Wilson
George Townsend …. Wendell Smith
The Amazing Adolpho …. Brian Taylor

Written by Larry LeClair.

Directed by Laurie Seligman.

First broadcast on CBC Canada in April 1983.


SUN 18:30 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jpvj)
Series 1

The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl

Murder is the ultimate crime. Acton realises it's important - vitally so when committing the murder - to pay attention to detail.

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

Starring Nigel Anthony as Acton, John Hartley as Huxley and Roger May as the Police Officer.

Director: Martin Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b09hz9rd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mydlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 The Man in the Red Coat (Omnibus) (m000bc9m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b045c662)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04p54n6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Sean's Last Show (m000b74h)
Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra on what would have been his 54th birthday, this is the final stand-up show performed by the award-winning comedian and writer Sean Hughes.

London-born Sean was Ireland’s first ever stand-up star and for a time one of the most popular comics in the world. He emerged with the explosion of new late night comedy TV, stand-up shows in an era where comedy was the new rock’n’roll. He hung around with rock stars and they flocked to his shows. U2’s Bono booked a private box for one sold-out show at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. Sean was invited to MC a Greenpeace benefit show in Manchester where he ignored the after-show party to have a drink with local music heroes Inspiral Carpets and their roadie Noel Gallagher.

Sean’s star had a rapid rise and he was the youngest winner of the Perrier Award. As writer and star of Sean’s Show (Ch4) he was always the buccaneer and enjoyed success across all facets of the business. He wrote books, starred in films, West End stage plays and in major primetime TV successes. His mainstream success was cemented by BBC1’s panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks where he was team captain for over 10 years.

Sean Hughes passed away on October 16th 2017 aged 51 in Whittington Hospital, London after a short illness. To many of today’s comedy stars he was a trailblazer. Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Bob Mortimer, Ardal O’Hanlon, Vic Reeves and many more attended his funeral.

In February 2016 Sean performed a special ‘best of’ live at The Project Arts Centre in Dublin for RTE Radio 1. Poignantly, he ends the show reading a poem he wrote thirteen years previously about his own death.

Produced by Eoin Sweeney.

First broadcast on RTE Radio 1 in Feb 2016.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m000blbr)
Jake Yapp talks to Richard Herring 2/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Jake Yapp talks to Richard Herring.


SUN 23:00 The Secret World (b011kqsj)
Series 1

Episode 3

From Jools Holland to Ross Kemp, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From April 2009.


SUN 23:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b0137yqf)
Series 2

Episode 4

A multi-paced, one woman Fast Show for Radio 4 showcasing the exceptional talent of Lucy Montgomery. Lucy is a true chameleon who can embrace any character with uncanny accuracy, from a deluded teenager to a nonagenarian Diva. Lucy is a rare and multifaceted performer her intelligence and Barry Humphries-esque glee give her characterisations a smart and distinctive edge

Like all big stars, Lucy's worked hard to earn her tilt at the windmill of fame. In her ten years since Footlights she's honed her talents on Radio 4 shows as diverse as the Sony Gold winning Down the Line, The Museum of Everything, The Department, Another Case of Milton Jones, Mastering the Universe, Torchwood, The Don't Watch With Mother Sketchbook and The Way We Live Right Now. On television she has made her mark on BBC THREE's TittyBangBang, BBC ONE's Armstrong and Miller and BBC TWO's - Bellamy's People.

Starring; Lucy Montgomery, Philip Pope, Sally Grace, Natalie Walter and Waen Shepherd.

Written by Lucy Montgomery with additional material by Steve Burge, Jon Hunter, Fay Rusling, Abigail Burdess, Suk Pannu, Andy Wolton and Joseph Morpurgo.

Script Editor; Dan Tetsell

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.



MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2019

MON 00:00 Nightfall (m000b74f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jpvj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Writing The Century 17: The Iron Curtain (Omnibus) (m000b742)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Elizabeth Taylor - The Devastating Boys (m000b744)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 Bog Child (Omnibus) (m000b748)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 His Master's Voices (b06r3q5t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Graham Swannell - Kiss of Life (b05n7tp5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000b74c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Start/Stop (b07m7z0t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b8bx)
Episode 6

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.


MON 06:30 Fort Dunlop (b00qpmgh)
Giles Poyner, who works in Brand Design at the iconic Fort Dunlop building, pays tribute to the Birmingham landmark. He, his mother and grandfather talk about their working lives there.

Drive through Birmingham on the M6 and you can't fail to notice an imposing fort-like building, standing proud against the city's industrial skyline. The Fort Dunlop building was built for the tyre company in the early 20th century to accommodate the thousands of workers needed to supply the growing motoring and aviation industries. The Dunlop Tyre Company, was one of Birmingham's largest employers, and those who worked there were looked after and had a job for life. But by the end of the century, competition from overseas led to the closure of the site, as Dunlop transferred much of its operation abroad.

The Fort was abandoned in the late 1980s and stood empty for 20 years, until it was taken over by an innovative urban design company who transformed the vast empty tyre store into state of the art offices, cafes and shops.

This is where Giles Poyner works as brand design manager. The achingly hip surroundings of his office are a far cry from his 92-year-old grandfather's experience of working at the Fort. He recalls the stench of rubber in the air, the workers arriving by canal boat before the road was built and, above all, the sense of being part of a family, cared for by a benevolent employer.

Giles's mother Susan also worked at Fort Dunlop as a typist during the 1960s. She remembers the generous facilities provided for the workers, including a pub, theatre and playing fields.

Giles Poyner pays tribute to this iconic Birmingham landmark and discovers how his workplace has changed both physically and culturally over the decades.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


MON 07:00 Street and Lane (b00vzz09)
Series 2

Estimates Day

When the Yorkshire builders price up fitting mirrors, they start seeing double...

Series 2 of Ian McMillan and Dave Sheasby's comedy stars Shaun Dooley as Johnny Street, Fine Time Fontayne as Arthur Lane, Christine Kavanagh as Janet, Mark Straker as John, Sam Dale as Franklin and Rachel Atkins as Julia.

Producer: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009z81)
Series 14

Episode 6

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Bridget Christie welcome psychotherapist Philippa Perry, architect and inventer Carlo Ratti and underwater cameraman Doug Allan.

This week, the Museum’s Guest Committee donate a swarm of fruit flies, a bionic arm and the feeling you get when a wild animal trusts you.

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

The Producers were Anne Miller and Victoria Lloyd.


MON 08:00 Marriage Lines (b04wjsjw)
Series 1

The Divorce

When some friends split up, Kate and George become rather nervous.

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

With Philip Guard, Rosemary Miller, Peter Gilmore, Isabel Rennie and John Baddeley.

This 1960's newlyweds sitcom brought Richard Briers and Prunella Scales to prominence. Originating on BBC TV, it was adapted for radio due to its popularity. A decade later, Richard Briers went on to play Tom Good in The Good Life and Prunella Scales went on to star as Sybil in Fawlty Towers.

Written by Richard Waring.
Producer: Charles Maxwell
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1965.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jp6h)
Series 2

Fallen Idol

During platoon training, fellow officers lead Captain Mainwaring astray.

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

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1975.


MON 09:00 Just a Minute (b01j5fwv)
Series 63

Episode 3

Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Julian Clary & Greg Proops join Nicholas Parsons for the game in which panellists have to talk for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation.

Today Sue Perkins talks on the subject of The Worst Night of my Life, Julian Clary teaches us all about The Vikings, Paul Merton explains How he would Describe his Personality and Greg Proops enlightens us on the subject of Why the Dinosaurs Died Out.

Producer: Claire Jones.


MON 09:30 Huddwinks (b00941jx)
Series 1

Henry The Vee

His Majesty fights the French at Agincourt, but will the Bard or Barbara Cartland win the day? Stars Roy Hudd. From July 1986.


MON 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017gq5y)
Time of Hope

Lewis Eliot starts his rise to power by escaping from the drudgery of a council clerk's office in Leicester in the 1920s by passing exams to study at the Bar in this first episode of CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway
With Adam Godley as Lewis Eliot and narrated by David Haig

George Passant ... Bill Wallis
Marion ... Laura Doddington
Sheila Knight ... Anastasia Hille
Herbert Getliffe ... Stephen Moore
Percy Hall ... Danny Webb
Charles March ... Jamie Glover
Leonard March ... John Standing
Katherine March ... Carla Simpson
Ann Simon .... Emma Woolliams
Mrs Getliffe ... Suzanna Hamilton
Revd Knight ...Brett Usher

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.


MON 11:00 The TED Interview (m000b764)
Tim Ferriss

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

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

Tim Ferriss on life-hacks and psychedelics
Life-hack master (tech investor, writer and podcaster) Tim Ferriss gives an intimate look into the darker moments in his life, his Stoic philosophy, and his new passion for psychedelics.

A TED original podcast.


MON 11:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000b766)
On The Surface

Paula Edwards from Leicester, says she is losing her identity as a black woman due an ultra-rare side effect to her cancer treatment.

She told BBC Radio Leicester's Ben Jackson about the impact of unexpected skin lightening.

This story originally appeared in the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b04wjsjw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jp6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b8bx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Fort Dunlop (b00qpmgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b060zg8l)
Elizabeth and Her German Garden

Episode 1

Best known for The Enchanted April, Elizabeth von Arnim's first novel, the semi-autobiographical Elizabeth and her German Garden, was published anonymously in 1898. In it she mines her unhappy marriage to an overbearing Count – the 'Man of Wrath' – and the mores of the German landed gentry. Subversive, witty and a beautiful meditation on the joys of gardening, it was a huge bestseller and firmly established von Arnim's reputation as an author.

Written as a series of diary entries, Elizabeth is a wild spirit whose minor eccentricities (she is happiest when eating salad outdoors) bemuse the servants and shock the high-born neighbours of her husband's family estate in northern Germany. Rather than hating its remoteness and dilapidation, Elizabeth sees her sojourn there as an opportunity to create a beautiful garden in which she can spend time thinking about the world, playing with her beloved daughters and tolerating the occasional visitor.

Reader: Caroline Martin
Writer: Elizabeth von Arnim
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron


MON 14:15 Natural History Heroes (b06fkg22)
Franz Baron Nopcsa von Felso-Szilvás

Franz Baron Nopcsa von Felso-Szilvás was among the first people to think about what fossils can tell us about how extinct animals lived – rather than just giving them a name Nopcsa is therefore considered the father of palaeo-biology. Nopcsa described the first fossil evidence that the Sauropods had gone through a process of island dwarfism – shrinking body size over generations to adapt to living on islands.

Nopcsa was a flamboyant character and was unafraid to make his more wacky and outlandish theories public and was also one of very few openly gay men in the early part of the 20th century.

Paul Barrett, dinosaur research at the Natural History Museum, explains why Nopsca is his Natural History Hero.

Produced by Ellie Sans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b050zpwr)
Beatrice Colin - The Ice Wife

Episode 1

Filmmaker Jen travels to the Antarctic to be one of the skeleton team that keeps the British base running over winter. It would be easier to get off Mars than out of there once the ship's sailed and tensions are already running high among the over-winterers. Jen has to work out why.

Jen ….. Claire Rushbrook
Tallis ….. Steven Cree
Kate ….. Pippa Bennett-Warner
Chris ….. Ian Conningham
Bob ….. Sam Dale

by Beatrice Colin
Producer/director Gaynor Macfarlane


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b0540b3h)
Anna Lyndsey - Girl in the Dark

The Beginnings of the Darkness

Adapting to new ways of living.

Hattie Morahan reads Anna Lyndsey's astonishing account of how her life was irrevocably changed when she was diagnosed with an extreme sensitivity to light.

What were ways in which she made her impossible life possible?

Abridged in five parts by Julian Wilkinson.

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


MON 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017gq5y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Just a Minute (b01j5fwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Huddwinks (b00941jx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Street and Lane (b00vzz09)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009z81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrgw)
The World in Peril

Episode 6

Captain Jet and Lemmy are not the only ones to heed the mysterious voice.

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’.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
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.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00hpm2h)
Jenny Agutter and Adam Hart-Davis

Kate Mosse invites her guests - actress, Jenny Agutter, and photographer and author, Adam Hart-Davis - to discuss favourite books by Per Petterson, Anne Donovan and Josie Dew.

In the Wake by Per Petterson
Publisher: Vintage

The Wind in My Wheels by Josie Dew
Publisher: Sphere

Being Emily by Anne Donovan:
Publisher: Canongate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b04wjsjw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jp6h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b8bx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Fort Dunlop (b00qpmgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 The TED Interview (m000b764)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000b766)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009z81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Bridget Christie Minds the Gap (b050bhnq)
Series 2

Episode 4

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, perform two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh festival and win lots of awards.

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.

In this final episode, she talks about why she's not grateful Russell Brand has stopped being a sexist, what happens when you wear an end FGM badge on a popular TV show and why politics has a women problem.

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 (m000b0rf)
Series 55

Episode 3

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Lucy Porter, Ian Smith and Gemma Arrowsmith and Norwegian pop duo Fjord (aka Giants, aka Barney Fishwick and Will Hislop).

It was written by the cast with additional material by Jenny Laville, Mike Shephard, Catherine Brinkworth and Amy Mason.

It was a BBC Studios production.


MON 23:30 Radio Active (b007k2hv)
Series 5

Episode 3

It's Martin Brown's one and only chance to do something useful with his life, as owner Sir Norman Tonsil generously pays for him to become an all-round entertainer, for as long as it keeps him away from the radio station.

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

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with John Canter, John Docherty, Moray Hunter and Richard Curtis.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.



TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2019

TUE 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrgw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00hpm2h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Robert Barr - The Dark Island (m000b8bx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Fort Dunlop (b00qpmgh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b060zg8l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Natural History Heroes (b06fkg22)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b050zpwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b0540b3h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017gq5y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Just a Minute (b01j5fwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Huddwinks (b00941jx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Street and Lane (b00vzz09)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009z81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b7jm)
Series 1

The Reluctant Fire-Raiser

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if a recent incident had a political motivation? Stars Robert Beatty.

A 1962 drama series set off the well-beaten detection track. It's writer Philip Levene talked about his inspiration: "I have always been fascinated by fire......while writing two plays [Untimely Death, Weather For Murder] I was struck by the wide variety of intriguing ideas in a field that seemed (bar the obvious insurance fraud) comparatively untouched to date. Personally I have had my fill of court-room dramas, endless bodies and Private Eyes, but the puzzle of the charred remains of a burnt-out building intrigue me. The motivations of arson are numerous: greed, financial reverses destruction of evidence, revenge".

It stars noted Canadian radio, television and screen actor, Robert Beatty (1909 - 1992). Beatty shared the screen with James Mason in Odd Man Out (1947), Gregory Peck in Horatio Hornblower (1951) and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968), as well as playing the Lester Powell's Irish private detective, Philip Odell on the BBC Light Programme from 1947 to 1961.

Quentin Barnaby … Robert Beatty
Val ... Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Mr Lorrimer … Leslie Perrins
Mrs Lorrimer … Barbara Mitchell
Sue … Ann Murray
Mrs Knight … Mary O’Farrell
Fire Officer Taylor … Lee Fox
Nurse …Peggy Butt
Fireman … Lewis Stringer
Peter Ansell … Warren Stanhope

Written by Philip Levene

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in September 1962.


TUE 06:30 House Beautiful (b00zm1l1)
Laurence Llewelyn Bowen considers the effect of the Aesthetic movement on the home in Britain.

Many artists and craftsmen were repelled by the ugly mass produced goods on show at the 1851 Exhibition. A reactive movement started that made BEAUTY the focus and ambition, not only of art but of all things including household goods and furnishings.

Laurence starts at Leighton House in London, the opulent studio-home of the painter Frederic Lord Leighton, which was open for the public to admire and emulate. Rossetti, Whistler and Wilde also had houses which became hugely fashionable for their muted colour, their harmonious furnishings and their refined collection of art and objects, many from Japan and the Middle East.

Laurence traces the style to the very heart of middle class suburbia where all things 'artistic' became an obsession.

And we hear how much we owe to that movement today - how our glassy home magazines are descendants of the Victorian 'home hints', how the tiles and wallpapers we choose, the idea of lifestyle' and of 'good taste' can be attributed to what happened during the 1870s.

Producer: Susan Marling

A Just Radio production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2011.


TUE 07:00 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqlp)
September: Watch the Birdie

An everyday story of sheep, sin and scholarship under the shadow of the Long Mynd. Stars Geoffrey Whitehead. From August 2000.


TUE 07:30 The Missing Hancocks (m0009zcs)
The Diamond Ring

The Missing Hancocks recreates those episodes of the classic Hancock's Half Hour that have been wiped or lost from the archive.

The first modern sitcom, Hancock's Half Hour made stars of Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams, and launched Ray Galton and Alan Simpson as one of the most successful comedy-writing partnerships in history. But 20 episodes of the show were missing from the BBC archives. Now, after four highly successful series, the final batch of those episodes have been lovingly re-recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Tonight's episode: Hancock finds a diamond ring, but when Moira gets it into her head that marriage is in the air, Tony is forced to turn to Sid for help.
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, and with the classic score re-recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the show stars Kevin McNally, Kevin Eldon, Simon Greenall, Robin Sebastian and Margaret Cabourn-Smith. The Diamond Ring was first broadcast on 9th November 1954.

Produced by Neil Pearson & Hayley Sterling.

Written by Ray Galton & Simpson

Music recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Levon Parikian.

A BBC Studios Production.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jl9j)
The Whistling Spy Enigma

Spy Neddie must make contact with his informer. But can he whistle the secret tune? Stars Spike Milligan. From September 1954.


TUE 08:30 Beyond Our Ken (m000b7jp)
Series 3

Episode 14

All is revealed in 'The Kenneth Horne Story' and Hornerama looks at France.

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 (m000b0rf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008d0hd)
Series 2

Episode 3

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


TUE 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017gtdx)
The Conscience of the Rich

1920s
Lewis Eliot gets caught up in a political scandal that engulfs the family of his best friend Charles March.

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway
With Adam Godley as Lewis Eliot and narrated by David Haig

George Passant ... Bill Wallis
Marion ... Laura Doddington
Sheila Knight ... Anastasia Hille
Herbert Getliffe ... Stephen Moore
Percy Hall ... Danny Webb
Charles March ... Jamie Glover
Leonard March ... John Standing
Katherine March ... Carla Simpson
Ann Simon .... Emma Woolliams
Mrs Getliffe ... Suzanna Hamilton
Revd Knight ...Brett Usher

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.


TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m000b7jr)
Patrick Gale

Telling Tales heads to Penzance to meet Patrick Gale, the self-titled “last novelist in England” who writes heartfelt novels on his farm near Land’s End.

Since publishing two books on the very same day, at the age of 22, Patrick has authored 16 novels and released several collections of short stories.

In a lot of his writing, Patrick draws on personal experience and family history, imagining alternative adventures, backstories, and brand new tales that capture the complexities of relationships.

For listeners not yet familiar with Patrick’s work, we revisit a short story originally written for a BBC series titled Father Figures. Gentleman’s Relish first broadcast in 2003 and is read by Robert Bathurst.

Patrick discusses the cello lessons which provided fertile ground for his most recent novel, Take Nothing With You, a coming-of-age tale which celebrates the transformative power of music.

We also look at Patrick’s screenwriting, which began with the Emmy Award-winning Man In The Orange Shirt, a two part drama for the BBC’s Gay Britannia Season.

Patrick is currently working on a screen adaptation of A Place Called Winter, his 2015 novel which was sparked by an intriguing family mystery.

This interview was recorded in The Edge Of The World, on Bookshop Day, Saturday 5th October.

Made for Radio 4 Extra.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jl9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (m000b7jp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b7jm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 House Beautiful (b00zm1l1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b060zw8g)
Elizabeth and Her German Garden

Episode 2

Elizabeth von Arnim's semi-autobiographical first novel - first published in 1898 and written as a series of diary entries - details the joys and frustrations of creating a garden on her husband's family estate in northern Germany.

Elizabeth is a wild spirit whose minor eccentricities (she is happiest when eating salad outdoors) bemuse the servants and shock her high-born neighbours. Rather than hating the estate's remoteness and dilapidation, Elizabeth sees her sojourn there as an opportunity to create a beautiful garden in which she can spend time thinking about the world, playing with her beloved daughters and tolerating the occasional visitor.

Reader: Caroline Martin
Writer: Elizabeth von Arnim
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron


TUE 14:15 Natural History Heroes (b06flmd3)
Evelyn Cheesman

Evelyn Cheesman was an entomologist and the first female curator hired by London Zoo. An intrepid traveller and collector who defied expectations at a time when science, exploration and natural history were still heavily dominated by men.

A formidable character her 8 solo research trips to the Islands of the Pacific South Seas left Cheesman laid low by fever, septic sores, malaria and lack of food, found herself trapped in spiders webs and came close to falling to her death - but she always learned from her experiences and had an indomitable spirit.

Beulah Garner takes us into the beetle collections at the Natural history museum to explain why Evelyn Cheesman is her Natural History Hero.

Produced by Ellie Sans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b05102tc)
Beatrice Colin - The Ice Wife

Episode 2

by Beatrice Colin

Filmmaker Jen has arrived in the Antarctic to be part of the skeleton team keeping the British base running over winter. Tensions are running high in camp and Jen has found something half buried in the ice. Winter begins and, as usual, the youngest member of the team lowers the flag. The last sun sets leaving the camp in darkness for three months.

Jen ….. Claire Rushbrook
Tallis ….. Steven Cree
Kate ….. Pippa Bennett-Warner
Chris ….. Ian Conningham
Bob ….. Sam Dale

Producer/director Gaynor Macfarlane


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b0540trf)
Anna Lyndsey - Girl in the Dark

New Ways of Living

Hattie Morahan reads Anna Lyndsey's astonishing account of how her life was irrevocably changed when she was diagnosed with an extreme sensitivity to light, and the ways in which she made her impossible life possible. Today, an unexpected delight and a new and shattering revelation.

Hattie Morahan is the reader.
Abridged by Julian Wilkinson.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard


TUE 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017gtdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b066vcn6)
Series 15

Episode 1

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

Lloyd Langford, Henning Wehn, Sara Pascoe and Miles Jupp are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as magic, Austria, swans and onions.

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

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


TUE 16:30 The Break (b07j40ww)
Series 1

The Girl from the South

Uncle Jeff (Philip Jackson), out of the blue, decides that his nephew Andy (Tom Palmer) needs a girlfriend. Andy decides that he does not. Jeff persists - Fish Shop Frank (Mark Benton) has his niece visiting from down south, and she is, by all accounts, "a lovely girl".

While waiting for Andy to agree, Jeff takes him to the local hypermarket ostensibly for supplies, but in fact because Jeff has read in a magazine that supermarkets are the ideal place for young singles to meet.

While Jeff is wrongly detained for shoplifting, Andy runs into an old flame from London, Liz (Shobna Gulati). She's staying with her Uncle Frank - so this is the "lovely girl" Jeff's been banging on about! How can Andy rekindle the relationship with his old flame without - annoyingly - oving Jeff right?

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


TUE 17:00 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqlp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 The Missing Hancocks (m0009zcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrkp)
The World in Peril

Episode 7

Frank Rodger's messages continue to arrive, but whereabouts on Mars is he?

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’.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
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 (b08vqc75)
Brian Blessed

Actor and explorer, Brian Blessed discusses his interest in wildlife and mountaineering with Derek Jones.

The Alligator, Clouded Leopard, Baboon, Ocelot and Geoffroy's Cat are among his choice of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1975.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jl9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (m000b7jp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b7jm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 House Beautiful (b00zm1l1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m000b7jr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 The Missing Hancocks (m0009zcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll (b00fw3yp)
My Turn to Be Poorly

The Brummie musicologist reveals the impact of so many rock legends dying at the age of 27. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 2001.


TUE 22:45 Before They Were Famous (b05y0qlc)
Series 3

Episode 5

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

The episode begins with Jane Austen's first employ as a bailiff's clerk penning exceptionally sweet letters to unfortunately late paying debtors.

To follow, we hear Edward Lear's indecipherable missives on behalf of the British Intelligence services and a Radio 4 stalwart, the Shipping Forecast, is re-imagined in a submission found in the archives from a young Martin Amis suggesting how to update the format.

To end, there's another of Henrik Ibsen's unexpected offerings of jokes for a Christmas cracker company.

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


TUE 22:55 Comedy Club Extra (m000blbt)
Rob Deering's Generation Gap

Culture

Comedy Club Extra: Rob Deering discusses pressing issues with his daughter, Daisy. Tonight – they take on culture.


TUE 23:00 Chat Show Roulette (b05n1gb0)
Episode 2

Justin Edwards is the host of the new improvised chat show. His guests are Mel Giedroyc, Max and Ivan, and Nick Mohammed - 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 (b017mws9)
Episode 4

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.

This week Les talks to Britain's only male nun, a man who only speaks using sound fx and answers the question: what is the world coming to?

Written by Bill Dare with Julian Dutton.



WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2019

WED 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Sounds Natural (b08vqc75)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b7jm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 House Beautiful (b00zm1l1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b060zw8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Natural History Heroes (b06flmd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b05102tc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b0540trf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017gtdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b066vcn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Break (b07j40ww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Four Joneses and a Jenkins (b007jqlp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Missing Hancocks (m0009zcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b7b5)
Series 1

Chance in a Million

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if a recent incident was an accident or arson? Stars Robert Beatty.

A 1962 drama series set off the well-beaten detection track. It's writer Philip Levene talked about his inspiration: "I have always been fascinated by fire......while writing two plays [Untimely Death, Weather For Murder] I was struck by the wide variety of intriguing ideas in a field that seemed (bar the obvious insurance fraud) comparatively untouched to date. Personally I have had my fill of court-room dramas, endless bodies and Private Eyes, but the puzzle of the charred remains of a burnt-out building intrigue me. The motivations of arson are numerous: greed, financial reverses destruction of evidence, revenge".

It stars noted Canadian radio, television and screen actor, Robert Beatty (1909 - 1992). Beatty shared the screen with James Mason in Odd Man Out (1947), Gregory Peck in Horatio Hornblower (1951) and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968), as well as playing the Lester Powell's Irish private detective, Philip Odell on the BBC Light Programme from 1947 to 1961.

Quentin Barnaby … Robert Beatty
Val Crane … Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Joe Selby … Lewis Stringer
Madge Selby … Peggy Butt
Mrs Foster … Vivienne Chatterton
Harry Newton … Malcolm Hayes
Police Sergeant … Will Leighton
Voice … Hilda Kriseman

Written by Philip Levene

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in October 1962.


WED 06:30 Henry Moore, My Father (b00qckc0)
Henry Moore's daughter, Mary, refreshes our view of the life and work of Britain's foremost 20th-century sculptor.

Contributors include Antony Gormley, Anthony Caro, Richard Wentworth and Penelope Curtis.

Mary takes listeners on a tour of the Moore's home at Hoglands in Hertfordshire, a small house crammed with extraordinary carvings and paintings from all over the world. Being Moore's only child, life for Mary was never going to be totally straightforward. Hoglands was besieged by people wanting to talk to her father and take photographs of the family having tea in the garden. Art students, including Gormley, Caro and Wentworth, 'popped up'.

'My father was an extremely generous man who had time for anyone curious about art, unless of course he was watching the tennis,' Mary says.

The Henry Moore Foundation was formed in the last years of Moore's life and it stands as the most important supporter for sculpture in Britain.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


WED 07:00 The Change (b00nj6fd)
Series 1

Different for Girls

Can transvestite George dump his entire wardrobe for wife Carol? Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison. From November 2001.


WED 07:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m000b0ck)
Series 2

3/4 - Diplomacy

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 3: ‘Diplomacy’

In this episode, Daliso talks about the difficulties of diplomacy in both international relations and in relationships between family and friends.

Sharing his experiences growing up with a father who was a politician and diplomat in Malawi and discussing different diplomatic strategies, Daliso notes the trend towards isolationism and argues that although maintaining relationships can often take a lot of work, ultimately it is worth it, as being single is not all it is cracked up to be.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1nm)
Series 2

The Rail Strike

The lad gets a green signal to outwit a rail strike, but a bumpy ride lies ahead.

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 June 1955.


WED 08:30 Listen to Les (b007wlff)
From 31/01/1982

Les Dawson reveals the joy of being a father and how to tackle rising crime rates - plus another special 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 (b09s4mfl)
From 08/01/1973

Roy Plomley chairs as Eleanor Summerfield and Isobel Barnett battle David Nixon and Richard Murdoch 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 Radio 4 in January 1973.


WED 09:30 Mind Your Own Business! (b009hshb)
A Moving Experience

With talk of relocating his company, tycoon Jimmy fancies life as a country gent. Stars Bernard Cribbins. From December 1987.


WED 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017gyjd)
The Masters, Part 1

1920s. Lewis Eliot is teaching in a Cambridge College when an election is called for a new Master.

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway
With Adam Godley as Lewis Eliot and narrated by David Haig

Francis Getliffe ... Andy Taylor
Winslow ... Clive Merrison
Brown ... Philip Franks
Calvert ... Adam Levy
Jago ... David Calder
Nightingale ... Jeremy Child
Chrystal ... Matthew Marsh
Crawford ... Hugh Quarshie
Mrs Jago... Joanna Monroe
SIr Horace Timberlake... Ian Hogg

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.


WED 11:00 When Diane Met Ken (m000b7b7)
1. On the Caper

Ken Campbell, the writer, director and actor was renowned for many an epic production and theatrical caper. He devoured books and information, and was a seeker of new knowledge and experiences. His career flitted expertly between writing, acting, ventriloquism and gastromancy, improvisation, epic theatre productions, and one-man touring shows. He died on the 31st August 2008 at the age of 66.

Ken was also responsible for the world’s longest play, The Warp, a twenty-four hour odyssey. It was originally performed in 1979 with a cast including Jim Broadbent, Terry Johnson, and Bill Nighy. When the play was revived in the late ‘90s it was directed by Ken and his daughter, Daisy Campbell, and boasted a cast including Neil Edmond, Nina Conti and Diane Morgan – in fact it was Diane’s first acting job.

In this three-part special Diane is joined by Ken’s friends, family and colleagues including the playwright Terry Johnson, the ventriloquist and comedian Nina Conti, the actor and comedian Neil Edmond, Ken's agent Maureen Vincent, his literary agent Nicki Stoddart and Daisy Campbell who all speak of the chaotic, important and life-changing role Ken played in all their lives. From the BBC Radio Archive you can hear:

'Conversation Piece' with Sue McGregor
'Adventures in Poetry: Jabberwocky'

Producer: Laura Grimshaw.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in August 2018.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1nm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Listen to Les (b007wlff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b7b5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Henry Moore, My Father (b00qckc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b061034c)
Elizabeth and Her German Garden

Episode 3

Elizabeth von Arnim's semi-autobiographical first novel - published in 1898 and written as a series of diary entries - details the joys and frustrations of creating a garden on her husband's family estate in northern Germany.

Elizabeth is a wild spirit whose minor eccentricities bemuse the servants and shock her high-born neighbours. In particular, she constantly rails against the constraints placed upon her gender. In this episode she revisits her childhood home, which she had to leave when her father died and it was inherited by her (male) cousins.

Reader: Caroline Martin
Writer: Elizabeth von Arnim
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron


WED 14:15 Natural History Heroes (b06fn26f)
George Verrall

George Verrall was an entomologist who loved lists. In a time when his peers were busy chasing butterflies and beetles Verrall made himself extremely busy attempting to list all the species of ‘true’ fly of the British Isles. His initial list of around 2000 flies from the late 1800’s has been updated over the years and at the last revision included over 7000 species.

Verrall’s love of wildlife and his concern for the British countryside inspired him along with the better known naturalist Walter Rothschild to start buying up the fenland around Cambridge.

On his death this land was gifted to the National Trust increasing the size of their very first nature reserve – Wicken Fen. Fellow fly expert Erica McAllister explains why Verrall is her Natural History Hero.

Produced by Ellie Sans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b0510b6x)
Beatrice Colin - The Ice Wife

Episode 3

by Beatrice Colin

Filmmaker Jen is in the Antarctic as part of the skeleton team keeping the British base running over winter. It is midwinter's day and, as is traditional, the crew give each other gifts. Little does Jen know that the object she finds to offer as a gift has terrible ramifications both for herself and for the pristine continent.

Jen ….. Claire Rushbrook
Tallis ….. Steven Cree
Kate ….. Pippa Bennett-Warner
Chris ….. Ian Conningham
Bob ….. Sam Dale

Producer/director Gaynor Macfarlane


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b05413jz)
Anna Lyndsey - Girl in the Dark

A Descent into Darkness

Hattie Morahan reads Anna Lyndsey's astonishing account of how her life was irrevocably changed when she was diagnosed with an extreme sensitivity to light, and the ways in which she made her impossible life possible. Today, the disquieting persistence of the light.

Hattie Morahan is the reader.
Abridged by Julian Wilkinson.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard


WED 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017gyjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Many a Slip (b09s4mfl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Mind Your Own Business! (b009hshb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Change (b00nj6fd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m000b0ck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrnf)
The World in Peril

Episode 8

Overwhelmed by the Martian attack, Jet Morgan and his crew wake up in the dark.

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’.

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

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.


WED 18:30 Musical Legends (b015p7l5)
Janis Ian

Janis Ian has written songs for some of the best known artists in the business. Glen Campbell, Nanci Griffith, Bette Midler, Dusty Springfield and Nina Simone have all recorded her material.

As a singer her song 'Society's child' written when she was only 14 and dealing with the issue of interracial relationships was banned by some radio stations as being subversive.

Janis's best known and most successful song 'At Seventeen', dealing with teenage angst, won her two Grammy's and led to appearances on some of the top rated TV shows at the time.

Tom Morton talks to Janis about her writing and recording career from the 1960s to the present and she gives him an insight into her extraordinary life.

Produced by Mike Walker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in October 2011.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k1nm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Listen to Les (b007wlff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b7b5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Henry Moore, My Father (b00qckc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 When Diane Met Ken (m000b7b7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m000b0ck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories (b07x20c1)
Mutatis Mutandis

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 4with 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.

2. MUTATIS MUTANDIS

In this second episode, Lemn looks at the children at Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, otherwise known as The X-Men Academy; specifically, Rogue and Wolverine, whose dark and tragic origins lie long before either of them reached the School. But there, Xavier - Professor X - sought to teach the children how to control their powers and make the most of them. Lemn's experiences in children's homes in Wigan was not the same. What difference would it have made it it had been?

Lemn also talks to comedian and care leaver Sophie Willan, who spent most of her childhood in foster care and assisted accommodation. What superpowers did she discover she had, removed from the security of family?

Written and performed by ... Lemn Sissay
Guest ... Sophie Willan
Producer ... Ed Morrish

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


WED 22:55 Comedy Club Extra (m000bln2)
Rob Deering's Generation Gap

Family Life

Comedy Club Extra: Rob Deering discusses pressing issues with his daughter, Daisy. Tonight – they talk about family life.


WED 23:00 Recorded for Training Purposes (b00h37x9)
Series 3

Episode 4

Sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions.

With Ben Willbond, Dominic Coleman, Ingrid Oliver, Rachel Atkins, Lewis Macleod and Julie Mayhew.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009.


WED 23:30 The Consultants (b05z6glc)
Series 4

Episode 1

The lighthouse tour and the old-fashioned parents. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and James Rawlings. From October 2005.



THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2019

THU 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Musical Legends (b015p7l5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b7b5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Henry Moore, My Father (b00qckc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b061034c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Natural History Heroes (b06fn26f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0510b6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b05413jz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017gyjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Many a Slip (b09s4mfl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Mind Your Own Business! (b009hshb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Change (b00nj6fd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere (m000b0ck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b6l4)
Series 1

Smoke Screen

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if a cinema blaze was an accident or arson? Stars Robert Beatty.

A 1962 drama series set off the well-beaten detection track. It's writer Philip Levene talked about his inspiration: "I have always been fascinated by fire......while writing two plays [Untimely Death, Weather For Murder] I was struck by the wide variety of intriguing ideas in a field that seemed (bar the obvious insurance fraud) comparatively untouched to date. Personally I have had my fill of court-room dramas, endless bodies and Private Eyes, but the puzzle of the charred remains of a burnt-out building intrigue me. The motivations of arson are numerous: greed, financial reverses destruction of evidence, revenge".

It stars noted Canadian radio, television and screen actor, Robert Beatty (1909 - 1992). Beatty shared the screen with James Mason in Odd Man Out (1947), Gregory Peck in Horatio Hornblower (1951) and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968), as well as playing the Lester Powell's Irish private detective, Philip Odell on the BBC Light Programme from 1947 to 1961.

Quentin Barnaby … Robert Beatty
Val Crane … Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Joe Selby … Lewis Stringer
Cinema Patron… Peggy Butt
Mr Haynes … Peter Claughton
Fred Springer … Jon Rollason
Mrs Todd … Elizabeth Morgan
Doreen … Jill Hyem
Fire Officer Gregson … Peter Pratt
Jenkins / Guard's Voice … Lee Fox

Written by Philip Levene

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in October 1962.


THU 06:30 Hersch on Herschel (b036k5sh)
William Herschel was a German-born British composer and astronomer who discovered Uranus, observed Saturn's rings and discovered the existence of infrared radiation. In his spare time he composed 24 symphonies.

Rainer Hersch is a British-born German comedian and musician who is equally at home closing the show at the famous Comedy Store or conducting the Philharmonia at the Festival Hall. In his spare time he is a keen amateur astronomer with a telescope in his back garden - like Herschel. For 25 years, he has been an active member of his local astronomy society.

Now Hersch wants to know more about his namesake and why he is not better known. It's a good time to do it - in April 2013, the mission of the Herschel Space Observatory, named after William Herschel, came to an end. It was the biggest Infra-Red satellite ever launched and had been observing the Universe in the IR band - but it finally ran out of coolant.

Rainer's journey begins in the garden of the Bath house where, in 1781 William Herschel became the first human to discover a new planet, Uranus, or Georgium Sidus (George's Star) as Herschel insisted on naming it to gain patronage from George III. He finds out how Herschel constructed the most powerful telescopes then in existence and how this led him also to predict the shape of the Milky Way. Herschel also discovered Infra-Red radiation. And, despite his erroneous predictions about life on the moon and the sun, he went from being an obscure German immigrant military musician and amateur astronomer to one of the most celebrated British scientists of the day.

Producer: Julian Mayers

A Testbed production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


THU 07:00 Too Much Information (b00nk4wt)
Episode 4

Comedy by Neil Warhurst about a tourist information centre in a town with no tourist attractions whatsoever.

Waft Tourist Information resurrects an old Waft tradition, The Day of the Pie, in which the ugliest boy of the village eats a pork pie on the village green.

Warren ...... Jeff Rawle
Douglas ...... Malcolm Tierney
Heather ...... Liza Sadovy
Lucy ...... Joannah Tincey
Bryan ...... Paul Barnhill
Tourist Information Machine ...... Philip Fox
Tyler (Piggy) ...... Rhys Jennings.

Produced by Liz Webb.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


THU 07:30 Alone (m0009yy1)
Series 2

Front Window

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

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

In this fourth episode, Front Window, the neighbours become obsessed with various goings-on at the front of the house. There’s bad parking to contend with, naked neighbours at night and, worst of all, someone keeps stealing the expensive bay tree plants that sit on the porch. An exasperated Ellie has had enough and suggests everyone gathers together on a stake out to protect their precious plants.

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

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

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b053hndh)
From 28/06/1964

Can Sir Doddy rescue a damsel in distress? - and meet the unluckiest sailor.

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Judith Chalmers, John Slater, Patricia Hayes, Peter Hudson and Wallas Eaton

Music from The Caravelles.

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 (b00r39q1)
Series 2

Episode 8

Dr Y invents a time-travel machine, plus a never-ending sing-along with the studio audience.

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 John Esmonde & Bob Larbey, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Eric Idle, Brian Cooke & Johnnie Mortimer and Bill Oddie.

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

Music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1965.


THU 09:00 Booked (b0075llz)
Series 3

Episode 2

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Roger McGough, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1997.


THU 09:30 For Better or for Worse (b00h9t2d)
Series 1

Episode 7

A day trip to France brings buried memories to the surface for Bernard. Stars Su Pollard and Gorden Kaye. From March 1993.


THU 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017gzk8)
The Masters, Part 2

The politics of the Cambridge college where Lewis teaches becomes poisonous as the country stands on the brink of war.

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway
With Adam Godley as Lewis Eliot and narrated by David Haig

Francis Getliffe ... Andy Taylor
Winslow ... Clive Merrison
Brown ... Philip Franks
Calvert ... Adam Levy
Jago ... David Calder
Nightingale ... Jeremy Child
Chrystal ... Matthew Marsh
Crawford ... Hugh Quarshie
Mrs Jago... Joanna Monroe
SIr Horace Timberlake... Ian Hogg

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.


THU 11:00 Stories by Alasdair Gray (m000b6l9)
Miss Kincaid's Autumn

A portrait of small town Scotland, where conversations about local affairs often feature the intriguing Kincaid family.

Written by Alasdair Gray.

Read by Tamara Kennedy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


THU 11:15 Drama (b05435s7)
Mrs Pickwick's Papers

Mrs Joyce Pickwick, roving commissioner for local government, has been a thorn in the side of the civil service for years, and try as he might, Mr Scrope can’t seem to get rid of her. But now, as Mrs P gets in too deep in an investigation into the waste disposal business, he thinks he is in with a chance.

Mrs Pickwick ….. Annette Badland
Sam Weller ….. Susan Wokoma
Tracy Tupman ….. Jane Slavin
Gus Snodgrass/ Mr Legion ….. Stephen Critchlow
Scrope ….. Sam Dale
Alfie ‘Jingle’ Bell ….. Ian Conningham

Written by Mike Walker.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


THU 12:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b053hndh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00r39q1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b6l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Hersch on Herschel (b036k5sh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b0612hjz)
Elizabeth and Her German Garden

Episode 4

Best known for The Enchanted April, Elizabeth von Arnim's first novel, the semi-autobiographical Elizabeth and her German Garden, was published anonymously in 1898. In it she mines her unhappy marriage to an overbearing Count – the 'Man of Wrath' – and the mores of the German landed gentry. Subversive, witty and a beautiful meditation on the joys of gardening, it was a huge bestseller and firmly established von Arnim's reputation as an author.

Reader: Caroline Martin
Writer: Elizabeth von Arnim
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron


THU 14:15 Natural History Heroes (b06fnjlw)
Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace is best known as the co-publisher of the theory of evolution by Natural Selection along with Charles Darwin. Yet this most famous of his achievements should not eclipse his equally important contributions to science. The ‘father’ of the study of evolutionary biogeography - the Wallace line is the place where the biogeography of Asia becomes distinct from Australia.

Well known in his time as an explorer, collector, naturalist, geographer, anthropologist and political commentator Wallace was above all driven by a wonder and enchantment for the natural world that would be considered childlike if it weren’t for the hugely important contribution he made to further our understanding of the natural world.

Entomologist George Beccaloni explains why Alfred Russel Wallace is his Natural History Hero.

Produced by Ellie Sans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b0511v9t)
Beatrice Colin - The Ice Wife

Episode 4

by Beatrice Colin

Filmmaker Jen is in the Antarctic as part of the skeleton team keeping the British base running over winter. Winter seems to last forever and for days the team is trapped inside by a huge storm. And then they make a shocking discovery.

Jen ….. Claire Rushbrook
Tallis ….. Steven Cree
Kate ….. Pippa Bennett-Warner
Chris ….. Ian Conningham
Bob ….. Sam Dale

Producer/director Gaynor Macfarlane


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b0542ztt)
Girl in the Dark

Remission

Hattie Morahan reads Anna Lyndsey's astonishing account of how her life was irrevocably changed when she was diagnosed with an extreme sensitivity to light, and the ways in which she made her impossible life possible. Today, remission and the first cautious forays into a twilit world.

Hattie Morahan reads.
Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard


THU 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017gzk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Booked (b0075llz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 For Better or for Worse (b00h9t2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Too Much Information (b00nk4wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Alone (m0009yy1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrr5)
The World in Peril

Episode 9

Frank Rodgers' memory starts to return, but he remembers something terrible.

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’.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Other Parts …. Pat Campbell
Other Parts and Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b03m79cx)
Series 32

Meg Rosoff on Isabella Bird

At home in Edinburgh Isabella Bird was the very picture of the ailing Victorian spinster but the moment her tiny feet hit the gangway of a steamer or squeezed into the stirrups of a horse she was transformed. Taking a doctor's advice to travel for the sake of her health Isabella headed for Australia, Japan, Korea and Hawaii before finding her spiritual home amongst the most rotten scoundrels of America's West.

In 'Great Lives' the award-winning author of novels including 'How I Live Now' and 'The Bride's Farewell', Meg Rosoff explains why Isabella's transformation has inspired her books and her love of horses.

She's joined by David McClay from the National Library of Scotland who maintains an archive of Isabella's colourful correspondence from the farthest flung corners of the Earth.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


THU 19:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b053hndh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00r39q1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b6l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Hersch on Herschel (b036k5sh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Stories by Alasdair Gray (m000b6l9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b05435s7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Alone (m0009yy1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (m000b6lf)
Newsjack Unplugged, Series 4

Episode 4

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


THU 22:45 The Goldfish Bowl (m000b6lh)
Series 1

Episode 4

As Susan turns 40, her goldfish ponder the concept of time. Stars Shaun Prendergast and Hamish McColl. From September 1998.


THU 23:00 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b04yk55d)
Series 6

Gyles Brandreth

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his reluctant guest 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, Gyles Brandreth is persuaded to spend a day doing absolutely nothing, and writes his first ever pop song.


THU 23:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b07wby0v)
Series 2

Scandinavia

The multi-award winning comic Mark Watson, assisted and impeded in equal measure by henchmen Sam Simmons and Will Adamsdale, as he revives his quest to make sense of life against the backdrop of a world that, in recent times, has come to appear 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, in the final episode of the series, Watson allows Simmons to choose a topic which demonstrates the epitome of Good Living. They've tackled most of human life, but now the trio turn their attention to the biggest of them all - Scandinavia. Is it a northern utopia? Does it even exist?

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 15 NOVEMBER 2019

FRI 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b03m79cx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b6l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Hersch on Herschel (b036k5sh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b0612hjz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Natural History Heroes (b06fnjlw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b0511v9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b0542ztt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017gzk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Booked (b0075llz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 For Better or for Worse (b00h9t2d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Too Much Information (b00nk4wt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Alone (m0009yy1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b864)
Series 1

The Guilty Ghost

Can fire investigator Quentin Barnaby determine if a fire aboard ship is an accident or arson? Stars Robert Beatty. From 1962.

A 1962 drama series set off the well-beaten detection track. It's writer Philip Levene talked about his inspiration: "I have always been fascinated by fire......while writing two plays [Untimely Death, Weather For Murder] I was struck by the wide variety of intriguing ideas in a field that seemed (bar the obvious insurance fraud) comparatively untouched to date. Personally I have had my fill of court-room dramas, endless bodies and Private Eyes, but the puzzle of the charred remains of a burnt-out building intrigue me. The motivations of arson are numerous: greed, financial reverses destruction of evidence, revenge".

It stars noted Canadian radio, television and screen actor, Robert Beatty (1909 - 1992). Beatty shared the screen with James Mason in Odd Man Out (1947), Gregory Peck in Horatio Hornblower (1951) and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968), as well as playing the Lester Powell's Irish private detective, Philip Odell on the BBC Light Programme from 1947 to 1961.

Quentin Barnaby … Robert Beatty
Val Crane … Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett …Duncan McIntyre
Alec Groves … Anthony Hall
Mrs Morreau … Vivienne Chatterton
Jan … Malcolm Hayes
Captain Clarke … Leslie Perrins
Taylor … Anthony VIccars
Freeman … Godfrey Kenton
Fred … Frank Partington

Written by Philip Levene

Produced by Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Service in November 1962.


FRI 06:30 The Foghorn: A Celebration (b00yqp5z)
Peter Curran celebrates the humble foghorn's powerful role in music, literature and film.

The foghorn was invented in 1855 by Robert Foulis, a Scotsman living in Canada who heard the low notes (but not the high notes) of his daughter's piano playing whist walking far from the family's fog-shrouded coastal cottage, thus inspiring the first steam powered fog horn. But beyond the sea, it's 'whale-like' sound has inspired artists, writers and musicians to use the foghorn both as symbol and instrument.

Peter Curran hears from foghorn composer of 'Maritime Rites' Alvin Curran, Jason Gorski, aka The Fogmaster, who used to conduct guerrilla foghorn concerts in the Bay Area of California, and takes a tour of Portland Bill lighthouse in Dorset, with keeper Larry Walker, taking the opportunity to set off an almighty Victorian foghorn. He also joins James Bond film music and future 2012 Olympic theme music composer David Arnold, who tries to digitally recreate the foghorn's cry, and Dr Harry Witchel, who analyses Peter's yearn for the sound as a child.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.


FRI 07:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076h7t)
Series 3

The Trouble with Cassie

Cassie has an adoring boyfriend who gets on well with Pete. What on earth could go wrong? Stars Debra Stephenson. From October 2003.


FRI 07:30 The Last Days of Michael Legge (m000b70x)
In an increasingly rude world, where people drop litter, play music too loudly or shout into their phones, don’t you wish you could just stop for a second and tell them to remember their manners? Well don’t. It’ll get you into a whole world of trouble. Just ask Michael Legge.

Legendary (well, we’ve heard some stories…) circuit comedian, podcaster and occasionally very angry Lewisham resident, Michael Legge gets his BBC Radio 4 debut.

All he wants is for people to be thoughtful of others - kindness and respect for all mankind. And in pursuing that, he ends up first losing his temper, then his mind, and becoming the rudest man on Earth.

Cast:
Michael - Michael Legge
Neal - Dan Mersh

Image credit: Linda Blacker

Written by Michael Legge and Dan Mersh
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jrdl)
Series 3

Complain About the Burkiss Way

Desert Island Wobblies and a somewhat startling history of a history of things through the ages, through the ages...

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 (b007jp6x)
Series 6

Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard

Sceptical Harold slams Albert's claims about speaking to the dead...

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Patricia Routledge, Gwen Nelson and Edward Kelsey.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962. The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

Written for TV and adapted for radio by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Produced by Bobby Jaye
First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1976.


FRI 09:00 It's Not What You Know (b060ztxq)
Series 3

Episode 2

What was Seann Walsh's worst gig? What was Dane Baptiste's nickname at school? What is Sara Cox's all time favourite food?

All these burning 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, comedians Seann Walsh and Dane Baptiste pick their old school mates, and DJ Sara Cox asks her best friend to answer questions about each other.

Producer: Matt Stronge.


FRI 09:30 Gush (b0527j88)
Episode 5

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman 's epic mini-saga.

A compromising photo of Prince Saudi and Lady Arabella could save the world from war. Unfortunately, it's in the hands of Charles de Vere of the Foreign Office.

With Toby Longworth, Steve Steen and Caroline Quentin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.


FRI 10:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017h805)
The Light and the Dark

As the Second World War erupts, Lewis Eliot heads to Whitehall and his love life takes an unexpected turn.

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment and Power.

Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway
With Adam Godley as Lewis Eliot and narrated by David Haig

Hector Rose ...Rupert Vansittart
Roy Calvert .... Adam Levy
Houston Eggar ... Peter Marinker
Willy Romantovski ... Kenneth Collard
Gilbert Cooke ... Anthony Calf
Margaret Davidson ...Juliet Aubrey
Rosalind ... Anne-Marie Duff
Betty Vane ... Carla Simpson

Directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000bf1k)
George The Poet Special

Amanda Litherland chats to George The Poet about his audio inspirations. Featuring clips from Chapter 2 of Have You Heard George's Podcast and his recent Radio 4 special.


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jrdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jp6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b864)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Foghorn: A Celebration (b00yqp5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b0612rj3)
Elizabeth and Her German Garden

Episode 5

Elizabeth von Arnim's semi-autobiographical first novel, written as a series of diary entries, was published anonymously in 1898.

The central character, Elizabeth, is a wild spirit whose minor eccentricities bemuse the servants and shock the high-born neighbours of her husband's family estate in northern Germany. Rather than hating its remoteness and dilapidation, Elizabeth sees her sojourn there as an opportunity to create a beautiful garden in which she can spend time thinking about the world, playing with her beloved daughters and tolerating the occasional visitor.

Reader: Caroline Martin
Writer: Elizabeth von Arnim
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron


FRI 14:15 Natural History Heroes (b06fnw13)
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

The development of the microscope unlocked the tiny and enchanting world of microorganisms. Antony van Leeuwenhoek, a draper with an interest in the natural world spent 50 years making his own lenses and developing unique techniques to light and view his subjects. Leeuwenhoek’s descriptions of the movements and appearance of the organisms he observed, some of which he scraped from his teeth, are remarkably accurate given that the single lens he viewed them through was tiny itself – only 1mm in diameter.

He was the first person to see a red blood corpuscle, bacteria and sperm. His observations led to the conclusion that fertilisation occurred at the point that an individual sperm cell penetrates the egg. With lenses that were almost microscopic in size themselves Leeuwenhoek opened up a miniature world captivating and disturbing the public in equal measure.

Scientist Andrew Parker explains why the father of microbiology is his Natural History Hero.

Produced by Ellie Sans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b0512h6p)
Beatrice Colin - The Ice Wife

Episode 5

by Beatrice Colin

Filmmaker Jen is working in the Antarctic as part of the skeleton team keeping the British base running over winter. Jen comes to understand that what she found could have repercussions both for her and for the pristine environment of the Antarctic. But there is hope too.

Jen ….. Claire Rushbrook
Tallis ….. Steven Cree
Kate ….. Pippa Bennett-Warner
Chris ….. Ian Conningham
Bob ….. Sam Dale

Producer/director Gaynor Macfarlane


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b0543k06)
Anna Lyndsey - Girl in the Dark

Relapse

Hattie Morahan reads Anna Lyndsey's astonishing account of how her life was irrevocably changed when she was diagnosed with an extreme sensitivity to light, and the ways in which she made her impossible life possible. Today, the eternal return, and the power of things to remain the same.

Hattie Morahan reads.
Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard


FRI 15:00 CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers (b017h805)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b060ztxq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Gush (b0527j88)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076h7t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 The Last Days of Michael Legge (m000b70x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrts)
The World in Peril

Episode 10

The enigmatic Paddy Flynn reveals more about the hierarchy of asteroid crews.

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’.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Other Parts …. Pat Campbell
Other Parts and Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076q40)
This Green and Pleasant Land

Matthew Parris presents the discussion show.

Pauline Black, fabulous lead singer with the Selecta, joins Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones and Guy Walters to write about and discuss who the countryside is for.
Pauline won't leave town because her colour makes her feel conspicuous. Wilfred says that rural life isn't for thin-skinned blacks.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2005.


FRI 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jrdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jp6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Destination - Fire! (m000b864)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Foghorn: A Celebration (b00yqp5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000bf1k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 The Last Days of Michael Legge (m000b70x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b01pgs6z)
Series 3

Episode 6

The Archers and The Waltons with a twist, and the Minx Twins tackle feminism. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar. From June 1998.


FRI 23:00 Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks (b03xgl4g)
Job Interviews and Office Politics

Saddling up with his regular guests Zoe Harrison and Neil Grainger, to police the prairie of the public's problems, Jason Cook uses the lessons learnt from his bitter experiences to help sweeten the lives of listeners.

This time he holds forth on the best ways to pass a job interview and how to wend one's way through the perilous pastures of office politics.

Producer: Sam Michell.


FRI 23:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters (m000b867)
Series 2

Episode 2

Isy recounts the tale of Rosa and Matthew, a hypnotherapist and an osteopath who work a few doors apart and find it difficult to express their feelings for each other.

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 May 2014.




LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
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15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b010t6bw)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b050zpwr)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b050zpwr)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b05102tc)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b05102tc)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b0510b6x)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b0510b6x)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b0511v9t)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b0511v9t)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b0512h6p)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00hpm2h)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00hpm2h)

A Whole 'Nother Story 05:00 SAT (b0076h4z)

A Whole 'Nother Story 07:00 FRI (b0076h7t)

A Whole 'Nother Story 17:00 FRI (b0076h7t)

Alone 07:30 THU (m0009yy1)

Alone 17:30 THU (m0009yy1)

Alone 22:00 THU (m0009yy1)

Alone 05:30 FRI (m0009yy1)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b04pr1w2)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b04pr1w2)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b04pr1w2)

Beachcomber... By the Way 09:30 TUE (b008d0hd)

Before They Were Famous 22:45 TUE (b05y0qlc)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 TUE (m000b7jp)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 TUE (m000b7jp)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 TUE (m000b7jp)

Bog Child (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (m000b748)

Bog Child (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (m000b748)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b060zg8l)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b060zg8l)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b060zw8g)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b060zw8g)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b061034c)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b061034c)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b0612hjz)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b0612hjz)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b0612rj3)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b06j5ycc)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b0540b3h)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b0540b3h)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b0540trf)

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Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b05413jz)

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Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b0542ztt)

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Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b0543k06)

Booked 12:00 SAT (b0075lfg)

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Booked 16:00 THU (b0075llz)

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Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll 22:30 TUE (b00fw3yp)

Bridget Christie Minds the Gap 22:30 MON (b050bhnq)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 MON (b017gq5y)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 MON (b017gq5y)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 TUE (b017gq5y)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 TUE (b017gtdx)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 TUE (b017gtdx)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 WED (b017gtdx)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 WED (b017gyjd)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 WED (b017gyjd)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 THU (b017gyjd)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 THU (b017gzk8)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 THU (b017gzk8)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 03:00 FRI (b017gzk8)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 10:00 FRI (b017h805)

CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers 15:00 FRI (b017h805)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 SAT (b007jrdj)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 MON (b007jrgw)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 TUE (b007jrgw)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 TUE (b007jrkp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 WED (b007jrkp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 WED (b007jrnf)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 THU (b007jrnf)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 THU (b007jrr5)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 FRI (b007jrr5)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 FRI (b007jrts)

Chat Show Roulette 23:00 TUE (b05n1gb0)

Comedy Club Extra 22:55 TUE (m000blbt)

Comedy Club Extra 22:55 WED (m000bln2)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jp6h)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jp6h)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jp6h)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 07:30 WED (m000b0ck)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 17:30 WED (m000b0ck)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 22:00 WED (m000b0ck)

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere 05:30 THU (m000b0ck)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:50 SUN (b00mydlm)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 19:50 SUN (b00mydlm)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b04p54n6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b04p54n6)

Destination - Fire! 06:00 TUE (m000b7jm)

Destination - Fire! 13:00 TUE (m000b7jm)

Destination - Fire! 20:00 TUE (m000b7jm)

Destination - Fire! 01:00 WED (m000b7jm)

Destination - Fire! 06:00 WED (m000b7b5)

Destination - Fire! 13:00 WED (m000b7b5)

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Destination - Fire! 01:00 THU (m000b7b5)

Destination - Fire! 06:00 THU (m000b6l4)

Destination - Fire! 13:00 THU (m000b6l4)

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Destination - Fire! 06:00 FRI (m000b864)

Destination - Fire! 13:00 FRI (m000b864)

Destination - Fire! 20:00 FRI (m000b864)

Down Your Way 14:15 SAT (m000b6wz)

Down Your Way 02:15 SUN (m000b6wz)

Drama 11:15 THU (b05435s7)

Drama 21:15 THU (b05435s7)

Educating Archie 08:30 SUN (b007jss9)

Educating Archie 12:30 SUN (b007jss9)

Elizabeth Taylor - The Devastating Boys 07:15 SUN (m000b744)

Elizabeth Taylor - The Devastating Boys 14:15 SUN (m000b744)

Elizabeth Taylor - The Devastating Boys 02:15 MON (m000b744)

For Better or for Worse 09:30 THU (b00h9t2d)

For Better or for Worse 16:30 THU (b00h9t2d)

For Better or for Worse 04:30 FRI (b00h9t2d)

Fort Dunlop 06:30 MON (b00qpmgh)

Fort Dunlop 13:30 MON (b00qpmgh)

Fort Dunlop 20:30 MON (b00qpmgh)

Fort Dunlop 01:30 TUE (b00qpmgh)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 07:00 TUE (b007jqlp)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 17:00 TUE (b007jqlp)

Four Joneses and a Jenkins 05:00 WED (b007jqlp)

Goodness Gracious Me 22:30 FRI (b01pgs6z)

Graham Swannell - Kiss of Life 16:00 SUN (b05n7tp5)

Graham Swannell - Kiss of Life 04:00 MON (b05n7tp5)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b03m79cx)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b03m79cx)

Gush 04:30 SAT (b051h0n6)

Gush 09:30 FRI (b0527j88)

Gush 16:30 FRI (b0527j88)

H Rider-Haggard - She 18:00 SAT (b0076yzf)

H Rider-Haggard - She 00:00 SUN (b0076yzf)

Hancock's Half Hour 09:00 SAT (b04n61gw)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 SAT (b04n61gw)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k1nm)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k1nm)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k1nm)

Henry Moore, My Father 06:30 WED (b00qckc0)

Henry Moore, My Father 13:30 WED (b00qckc0)

Henry Moore, My Father 20:30 WED (b00qckc0)

Henry Moore, My Father 01:30 THU (b00qckc0)

Hersch on Herschel 06:30 THU (b036k5sh)

Hersch on Herschel 13:30 THU (b036k5sh)

Hersch on Herschel 20:30 THU (b036k5sh)

Hersch on Herschel 01:30 FRI (b036k5sh)

His Master's Voices 15:45 SUN (b06r3q5t)

His Master's Voices 03:45 MON (b06r3q5t)

House Beautiful 06:30 TUE (b00zm1l1)

House Beautiful 13:30 TUE (b00zm1l1)

House Beautiful 20:30 TUE (b00zm1l1)

House Beautiful 01:30 WED (b00zm1l1)

Howard Brenton - Nasser's Eden 03:00 SAT (b0075dmq)

Huddwinks 09:30 MON (b00941jx)

Huddwinks 16:30 MON (b00941jx)

Huddwinks 04:30 TUE (b00941jx)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 THU (b00r39q1)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 THU (b00r39q1)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 THU (b00r39q1)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:00 THU (b04yk55d)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 08:00 SUN (m000b746)

ITMA - It's That Man Again 12:00 SUN (m000b746)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (m000b6wx)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (m000b6wx)

Isy Suttie's Love Letters 23:30 FRI (m000b867)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 SAT (b0608h7v)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 FRI (b060ztxq)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 FRI (b060ztxq)

Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks 23:00 FRI (b03xgl4g)

Julian Symons - The Colour of Murder 06:00 SAT (m000b6wq)

Julian Symons - The Colour of Murder 16:00 SAT (m000b6wq)

Julian Symons - The Colour of Murder 04:00 SUN (m000b6wq)

Just a Minute 09:00 MON (b01j5fwv)

Just a Minute 16:00 MON (b01j5fwv)

Just a Minute 04:00 TUE (b01j5fwv)

Lemn Sissay's Origin Stories 22:30 WED (b07x20c1)

Les Kelly's Britain 23:30 TUE (b017mws9)

Listen to Les 08:30 WED (b007wlff)

Listen to Les 12:30 WED (b007wlff)

Listen to Les 19:30 WED (b007wlff)

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 23:30 SUN (b0137yqf)

Many a Slip 09:00 WED (b09s4mfl)

Many a Slip 16:00 WED (b09s4mfl)

Many a Slip 04:00 THU (b09s4mfl)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 SAT (b09jvhgh)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 23:30 THU (b07wby0v)

Marriage Lines 08:00 MON (b04wjsjw)

Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b04wjsjw)

Marriage Lines 19:00 MON (b04wjsjw)

Meet David Sedaris 23:00 SAT (b066zvy9)

Mind Your Own Business! 09:30 WED (b009hshb)

Mind Your Own Business! 16:30 WED (b009hshb)

Mind Your Own Business! 04:30 THU (b009hshb)

Multi Story Shorts 11:45 MON (m000b766)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 MON (m000b766)

Musical Legends 18:30 WED (b015p7l5)

Musical Legends 00:30 THU (b015p7l5)

Natural History Heroes 02:15 SAT (b06d9pb3)

Natural History Heroes 14:15 MON (b06fkg22)

Natural History Heroes 02:15 TUE (b06fkg22)

Natural History Heroes 14:15 TUE (b06flmd3)

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Natural History Heroes 14:15 WED (b06fn26f)

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Natural History Heroes 14:15 THU (b06fnjlw)

Natural History Heroes 02:15 FRI (b06fnjlw)

Natural History Heroes 14:15 FRI (b06fnw13)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (m000b6lf)

Nightfall 18:00 SUN (m000b74f)

Nightfall 00:00 MON (m000b74f)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076ncz)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076q40)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000bf1k)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000bf1k)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m000b74c)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m000b74c)

Radio Active 23:30 MON (b007k2hv)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 18:30 SUN (b007jpvj)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 00:30 MON (b007jpvj)

Recorded for Training Purposes 23:00 WED (b00h37x9)

Reimagining the City 07:30 SAT (m000b6ws)

Reimagining the City 17:30 SAT (m000b6ws)

Reimagining the City 05:30 SUN (m000b6ws)

Revolting People 22:30 SAT (b00w48m7)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 01:00 SAT (m000b15z)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 06:00 MON (m000b8bx)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 13:00 MON (m000b8bx)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 20:00 MON (m000b8bx)

Robert Barr - The Dark Island 01:00 TUE (m000b8bx)

Sean's Last Show 22:00 SUN (m000b74h)

Sounds Natural 18:30 TUE (b08vqc75)

Sounds Natural 00:30 WED (b08vqc75)

Start/Stop 07:30 SUN (b07m7z0t)

Start/Stop 17:30 SUN (b07m7z0t)

Start/Stop 05:30 MON (b07m7z0t)

Stasiland 02:00 SAT (m000b163)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007jp6x)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 FRI (b007jp6x)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 FRI (b007jp6x)

Stories by Alasdair Gray 11:00 THU (m000b6l9)

Stories by Alasdair Gray 21:00 THU (m000b6l9)

Street and Lane 07:00 MON (b00vzz09)

Street and Lane 17:00 MON (b00vzz09)

Street and Lane 05:00 TUE (b00vzz09)

Telling Tales 11:00 TUE (m000b7jr)

Telling Tales 21:00 TUE (m000b7jr)

The Break 16:30 TUE (b07j40ww)

The Break 04:30 WED (b07j40ww)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 FRI (b007jrdl)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 FRI (b007jrdl)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 FRI (b007jrdl)

The Change 12:30 SAT (b00nd0tk)

The Change 07:00 WED (b00nj6fd)

The Change 17:00 WED (b00nj6fd)

The Change 05:00 THU (b00nj6fd)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m000blbr)

The Concrete and the Divine 01:30 SAT (b01rqnf3)

The Consultants 23:30 WED (b05z6glc)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 14:55 SAT (b038xly1)

The Fanthorpe Investigations 02:55 SUN (b038xly1)

The Foghorn: A Celebration 06:30 FRI (b00yqp5z)

The Foghorn: A Celebration 13:30 FRI (b00yqp5z)

The Foghorn: A Celebration 20:30 FRI (b00yqp5z)

The Goldfish Bowl 22:45 THU (m000b6lh)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jl9j)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jl9j)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jl9j)

The Joy of Text 05:30 SAT (m0009zmg)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:00 THU (b053hndh)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:00 THU (b053hndh)

The Ken Dodd Show 19:00 THU (b053hndh)

The Last Days of Michael Legge 07:30 FRI (m000b70x)

The Last Days of Michael Legge 17:30 FRI (m000b70x)

The Last Days of Michael Legge 22:00 FRI (m000b70x)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b045c662)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b045c662)

The Man in the Red Coat (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (m000bc9m)

The Man in the Red Coat (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (m000bc9m)

The Missing Hancocks 07:30 TUE (m0009zcs)

The Missing Hancocks 17:30 TUE (m0009zcs)

The Missing Hancocks 22:00 TUE (m0009zcs)

The Missing Hancocks 05:30 WED (m0009zcs)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b09hz9rd)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b09hz9rd)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (m0009z81)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (m0009z81)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (m0009z81)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (m0009z81)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (m000b0rf)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (m000b0rf)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:30 SAT (b01b1z4r)

The Secret World 23:00 SUN (b011kqsj)

The TED Interview 11:00 MON (m000b764)

The TED Interview 21:00 MON (m000b764)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 TUE (b066vcn6)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 WED (b066vcn6)

Too Much Information 07:00 THU (b00nk4wt)

Too Much Information 17:00 THU (b00nk4wt)

Too Much Information 05:00 FRI (b00nk4wt)

Tracks 13:00 SAT (m000b6wv)

Tracks 01:00 SUN (m000b6wv)

When Diane Met Ken 11:00 WED (m000b7b7)

When Diane Met Ken 21:00 WED (m000b7b7)

Writing The Century 17: The Iron Curtain (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (m000b742)

Writing The Century 17: The Iron Curtain (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (m000b742)

Writing The Century 17: The Iron Curtain (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (m000b742)