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SATURDAY 18 JULY 2020

SAT 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jnpz)
Series 2

Survival

A group of people in outer space find things become a matter of life or death, each dependant on the other in a horrifying way.

The Man in Black sets the horrifying scene...

Fear on 4 brings you more in a series of nerve-tinglers.

Written by John Wyndham and dramatized by Pat Hooker.

The Man In Black …. Edward de Souza
Alice …. Karen Ascoe
Marshall …. David March
Carter …. Martin Dew
Mrs Feltham …. Eva Stuart
Mr. Feltham/Al …. Michael Graham Cox
David/ TV Newsreader …. Simon Cuff
Hank/Bowman …. Joe Dunlop
Temple …. Nicholas Courtney
Rogers …. Richard Tate
Capt. Winters …. Michael Deacon
Prentiss …. John Moffat

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1989.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b0076zcp)
Schadenfreude

Dominic Arkwright discusses the joy of seeing your rivals fail with Anna Raeburn, Andrew Oswald and Simon Evans. From July 2006.


SAT 01:00 Raffles (b01p3hkh)
Series 1

5. Wilful Murder

Bunny is horrified when gentleman thief Raffles calmly declares he wants to try a different crime - by planning to commit a murder.

EW Hornung's early Raffles stories dramatised by David Buck.

Starring Jeremy Clyde and Michael Cochrane.

AJ Raffles ...... Jeremy Clyde
Bunny ...... Michael Cochrane
Crawshay ...... Ron Pember
Sergeant/Waiter ...... John Church
Inspector MacKenzie ...... Henry Stamper

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in November 1985.


SAT 01:30 Miss Marple (b010330g)
Nemesis

Episode 5

Amateur sleuth Jane Marple's friends come to her aid, as she battles to solve the murder mystery.

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Professor Wanstead …. David Swift
Lavinia Glynne …. Louie Ramsay
Clotilde Bradbury-Scott …. Mary Wimbush
Anthea Bradbury-Scott …. Thelma Barlow
Miss Cooke …. Tricia Hitchcock
Miss Barrow …. Delia Lindsay
Michael Rafiel …. Peter Gunn
Mr Broadribb …. Geoffrey Whitehead

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.


SAT 02:00 The Personality Test (b00kmnfn)
Series 1

John Sergeant

Former BBC and ITN chief political correspondent John Sergeant quizzes a panel about himself.

Sue Perkins, Alan Carr and Lucy Porter battle with queries based on John’s life, whims and interests

Series in which a fresh host every episode quizzes a comedy panel about themselves.

Script by Richard Turner

Devised & produced by Aled Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.


SAT 02:30 King of Bath (b048s4w0)
Blessed Are We

A Methodist minister threatens to cause the ruination of Bath.

Can a fine upright moral guardian like Dr Collins ever be compromised? Beau Nash tries his best.

Six-part comedy drama series by Arnold Evans casting the 18th-century dandy Richard 'Beau' Nash in a series of adventures.

Beau Nash ...... David Bamber
Dr Collins ...... Patrick Collins
Lady Huntingdon ...... Rosamund Shelley
Mrs Collins ...... Manon Edwards
Dr Cheyne ...... Andrew Wincott
Fanny ...... Alice Arnold

Composer: John Hardy.

Directed at BBC Wales by Alison Hindell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.


SAT 03:00 Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet (b09vb8y1)
The Day of the Scorpion

Episode 2

Lady Manners hears Hari Kumar's account of his interrogation at the hands of Ronald Merrick. In Mirat.

Susan and Teddie get married, and back in Pankot, Barbie Batchelor has trouble with her wedding gift.

The last days of the British Raj in India as the Second World War leads inevitably towards independence.

Paul Scott's classic series of novels dramatised by John Harvey.

Sarah Layton ...... Lia Williams
Mildred Layton ...... Geraldine James
Susan Layton ...... Alex Tregear
Teddie Bingham ...... Nicholas Boulton
Ronald Merrick ...... Mark Bazeley
Lady Manners ...... Irene Sutcliffe
Barbie Batchelor ...... Marcia Warren
And Mabel Layton ...... Margaret Tyzack
Count Bronowski ...... Gary Waldhorn
Fenny Grace ...... Selina Griffiths
The Nawab ...... Raad Rawi
Ahmed Kasim ...... Shiv Grewal
Aunt Shalini ...... Nina Wadia
Nigel Rowan ...... Benedict Cumberbatch
Hari Kumar ...... Prasanna Puwanarajah
Gopal ...... Bhasker Patel

With Amit Shah.

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2005.


SAT 04:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000kvjh)
British Podcast Award Winners 2020

Following on from this week's British Podcast Awards ceremony, Amanda Litherland speaks to some of this year's winners.

Firstly, the awards co-creator Matt Deegan takes up behind the scenes at the virtual ceremony, which involved 19 outside broadcasts.

Then we hear from the team behind Best New Podcast, The Log Books. Tash Walker, Adam Smith and Shivani Dave discuss how they used the archive logs of Switchboard - the LGBTQ+ helpline, to tell stories from the community in the 70s and 80s.

Helena Merriman, creator of Best Radio Podcast and Moment Of The Year winner Tunnel 29, gives tips on successful storytelling.

And we speak to Podcast of the Year and Best Sex & Relationships podcast - Brown Girls Do It Too.
Presenters Poppy Begum and Rubina Pabani, and producer Rayhan Rahman talk about how their podcast has opened up conversations around sex in the British-Asian community.


SAT 05:00 Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre (b06pxyt0)
Episode 1

Michael Frayn: the most comic philosophical writer of our time.

An all-star cast has great fun with Frayn's hilarious view of us all. And of how we attempt to communicate.

In this opening episode, we hear Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam as stone effigies in a cathedral talking to each other like an old married couple. (Well, they've been together several hundred years. Nothing much changes.)

Then there's the younger couples - Charles Edwards and Sophie Winkleman bickering over who should finish who's sentences, and Lisa Dillon and Alex Jennings on the irritations that occur when discussing an apparently simple decision - whether or not to accept a kind invitation.

Martin Jarvis has trouble with a rarefied type of cold-calling - how to tell someone they've won a Nobel Prize. And we have an excerpt from a documentary on a species of creature that scurries and scuttles in the darkness. The wild life narrator sounds suspiciously like Sir David Attenborough. (It is.)

This series is Theatre in miniature. Short entertainments based on Frayn's acclaimed book, Matchbox Theatre. It’s the theatre of your imagination. Set design, ice-cream sales, packet of nuts, where to sit - it's up to you. Just sit back and enjoy.

With
Charles Edwards
Sophie Winkleman
Joanna Lumley
Roger Allam,
Lisa Dillon
Alex Jennings
David Attenborough
Martin Jarvis

Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Martin Jarvis

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2015.


SAT 05:30 Cabin Pressure (b00lq8lk)
Series 2

Gdansk

When MJN Air is chartered to ferry a chamber orchestra, Carolyn has to deal with the mysterious Case Of The Poisoned Cashews, while Martin gets to run through all of the Seven Deadly Sins. And Arthur learns how not to pronounce ""Szyszko-Bohusz"", but does eat a lot of pudding.

Starring
Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ..... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson ..... Roger Allam
Capt. Martin Crieff ..... Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey ..... John Finnemore
Madame Szyszko-Bohusz ..... Britta Gartner
Amsterdam ATC ..... Matt Green
Maestro ..... Simon Greenall

Written by John Finnemore.

Produced & Directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for the BBC


SAT 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jxgm)
Murder on the Links

Hercule Poirot is summoned urgently to France, but on arrival he discovers that his very wealthy client is dead.

The Belgian sleuth launches a murder investigation and the baffling mystery begins to unfold...

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Captain Hastings …. Jeremy Clyde
Dulcie Duveen …. Madeline Smith
Sergeant of Police …. Kein Cumberidge
Inspector Bex …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Judge Hautet …. David King
Francoise …. Barbara Atkinson
Leonie …. Joanna Mackie
Madame Renauld …. Joan Matheson
Giraud …. Vincent Brimble
Marthe Daubreuil …. Francesca Buller
Madame Daubreuil …. Petra Brigden
Jack Renauld …. Stephen Tompkinson
Hotel Receptionist …. Danny Schiller
Doctor/Usher …. Brian Miller

From Agatha Christie's book first published in 1923 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1990.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b05pn678)
Series 36

Sir Trevor McDonald on Learie Constantine

The veteran broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald chooses the life of Learie Constantine, the Trinidadian cricketer, politician and broadcaster who championed the rights of West Indians in Britain during the war years and afterwards.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SAT 08:00 Dilemma (b017lfd5)
Series 1

Episode 3

Sue Perkins puts Shappi Khorsandi, Simon Munnery, Fi Glover and Hugo Rifkind through the moral and ethical wringer in the show where there are no "right" answers - but some deeply damning ones...

Can the panel manage to justify the murder of a pet - and the theft of a girlfriend?

Devised by Danielle Ward.

Producer: Ed Morrish.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 08:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00rw8p7)
Series 3

Here's Looking At You, Kid

Robert discovers acting isn't everything it appears to be...

The return of the farcical comedy about the trials and tribulations of a young actor desperately seeking work.

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

Robert Wilson ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Desmond Shaw ..... Gary Waldhorn
Sue ..... Gina McKee

With:
Sally Grace
Toby Longworth
Ainsley Foster
Ian Angus Wilkie
Christopher Roe

Producer: Diane Messias

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1993.


SAT 09:00 Comedy Greats (b01kjsg3)
Overseas

Captain Barry Cryer welcomes you aboard a special edition of Comedy Greats showcasing a selection of the BBC's hit comedy shows that were adapted for listeners overseas.

During the 1950s to 1970s, a surprising number of series were either edited, rescripted or remade.

Barry reveals bits that never made it out of Blighty to enable shows to be better understood abroad.

* The Clitheroe Kid - Another Mother for Ossie. From November 1965

* The Navy Lark - Going Dutch. From November 1959

* The Men From the Ministry - Birds of a Feather. Re-recording from 1980.

* Hancock's Half Hour - The New Secretary. Re-recorded in November 1958.

* Round the Horne - The Man With the Golden Thunderball. Re-recorded July 1966 with an edited version of the original script.

* I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again - series 3 (10/13). Re-recording from 1966.

Producer: Kerry Reece

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


SAT 12:00 Guess What? (b00757gr)
Episode 1

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

Barry Took hosts a revised version of popular radio parlour game of 20 questions.

Regular Geoffrey Durham is joined by Sir Jeremy Hanley and Helen Atkinson Wood.

Written by Michael Dines.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998.


SAT 12:30 Mum's on the Run (b00tgd1j)
Episode 1

Mum's on the Run is a modern-day twist on the single-family situation starring Ronni Ancona. .

It follows the hectic life ("What life?") of single mum, Jen. Mother of two, Master of none - Jen seems to spend most of her time as an unpaid chauffeur to a 15 year-old teenage existentialist son, Toby, and a tonally challenged recorder-practising 11 year-old daughter, Felicity, whilst also coping with the jazz musician ex-husband, the fiercely competitive and annoying downstairs neighbour and a huge crush on her son's history teacher.

How Jen drops the kids off at school at the beginning of the day but ends up collecting them from a nightclub at the end of it.

Jen ..... Ronni Ancona
Mr. Rigby ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Shelley ..... Alexis Zegerman
Vivienne ..... Christine Kavanagh
Keith ..... Kevin Eldon
Felicity ..... Amy Dabrowa
Toby ..... Alexander Heath
Karina ..... Amaya Rowlands
Connor ..... Pip Woolley
Cashier ..... Iain Batchelor
Doorman ..... Jude Akuwudike
Leona ..... Sam Dale

Written by Alexis Zegerman

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2010.


SAT 13:00 Miss Marple (b0100lqx)
Nemesis

Episode 1

The wishes of a dead man sees amateur sleuth Miss Marple being sent on the ultimate mystery tour.

Published in 1971, Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Dramatised in five-parts by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Mr Rafiel …. George A. Cooper
Cherry …. Jane Whittenshaw
Mr Broadribb …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Esther Anderson …. Yvonne Edgell
Mrs Risely-Porter …. Margot Boyd
Joanna Crawford …. Molly Gaisford
Richard Jameson …. Charles Simpson
Miss Temple …. Jill Balcon

Producer: Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


SAT 13:30 Miss Marple (b0101p1x)
Nemesis

Episode 2

The investigation by amateur sleuth Jane Marple leads to a dilapidated manor house with a deadly reputation.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Mr Rafiel …. George A. Cooper
Miss Cooke …. Tricia Hitchcock
Miss Barrow …. Delia Lindsay
Lavinia Glynne …. Louie Ramsay
Anthea Bradbury-Scott …. Thelma Barlow
Clotilde Bradbury-Scott …. Mary Wimbush
Amy …. Freda Dowie
Emyln Price …. Roger Moss
Professor Wanstead …. David Swift

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


SAT 14:00 Miss Marple (b0102h2y)
Nemesis

Episode 3

The potential witness has a suspicious 'accident', so amateur sleuth Jane Marple widens the net.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Joanna Crawford …. Molly Gaisford
Miss Temple …. Jill Balcon
Professor Wanstead …. David Swift
Lavinia Glynne …. Louie Ramsay
Clotilde Bradbury-Scott …. Mary Wimbush
Anthea Bradbury-Scott …. Thelma Barlow
Mrs Merrypit …. Kathleen Helme
The Postmistress …. Patricia Scott
Emyln Price …. Roger Moss
The Coroner …. Colin Pinney

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


SAT 14:30 Miss Marple (b0102tmh)
Nemesis

Episode 4

Amateur sleuth Jane Marple curtails her tour to investigate the murders - and the manor house beckons...

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Professor Wanstead …. David Swift
Anthea Bradbury-Scott …. Thelma Barlow
Emyln Price …. Roger Moss
Miss Barrow …. Delia Lindsay
Miss Cooke …. Tricia Hitchcock
Mrs Blackett …. Hilda Schroder
Archdeacon Brabazon …. Desmond Llewelyn

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


SAT 15:00 Miss Marple (b010330g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 today]


SAT 15:30 A Good Read (b00sp1rq)
Norman Lebrecht and Antonia Quirke

Music commentator Norman Lebrecht and writer Antonia Quirke chat to Sue MacGregor about favourite books by Barbara Trapido, Bela Zsolt and Norman Lewis.

Brother of the More Famous Jack by Barbara Trapido
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Nine Suitcases by Bela Zsolt
Publisher: Pimlico

A View of the World by Norman Lewis.
Publisher: Eland Books

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2010.


SAT 16:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jxgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b05pn678)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b0076s88)
Quintessential Phase

Fit the Twenty-Fifth

Arthur is employed as a sandwich maker, and learns that he has become a dad.

Written by Douglas Adams

The Book …. William Franklyn
Voice of the Bird …. Rula Lenska
Arthur Dent …. Simon Jones
Ford Prefect …. Geoffrey McGivern
Trillian …. Susan Sheridan
Tricia McMillan …. Sandra Dickinson
Random Dent …. Sam Béart
Old Thrashbarg …. Griff Rhys Jones
Strinder and Doctor …. Roger Gregg
Grebulon Leader …. Andy Taylor
The Patient …. Lorelei King
Grebulon Lieutenant …. Michael Fenton Stevens
Colin the Robot …. Andrew Secombe
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz …. Toby Longworth
Speaking Clock …. Brian Cobby
Announcer …. John Marsh

Music by Philip Pope and Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens
Adapted and Directed by Dirk Maggs
Produced by Helen Chattwell and Bruce Hyman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.


SAT 18:30 MR James (b007jxyb)
A Mass of Cobwebs

Out for revenge on the recipients of his estate, a conniving old man causes havoc from beyond the grave.

Based on 'The Tractate Middoth' – a short story by M.R. James.

William Garrett …. Peter Howell
John Eldred …. Edgar Norfolk
Hodgson …. Charles Simon
George Earle …. Derek Martinus
Mrs Simpson …. Sheila Keith
Mary Simpson …. Armine Sandford
Dr Rant …. Norman Claridge
The Coroner …. John Saunders
The Maid …. Audrey Craig-Brown
The Railway Porter …. Norman Bird

Dramatised by Brian Batchelor.

Producer: Robin Midgley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1959.


SAT 19:00 Comedy Greats (b01kjsg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation (b017mv2v)
Tolerance

Mark Watson continues his quest to improve the world, nimbly assisted by Tim Key and Tom Basden

As broadcast live with an audience in November 2011 - Mark asks the big questions that are crucial to our understanding of ourselves and society - in a dynamic and thought provoking new format he opens the floor to the live audience and asks them to jump into the conversation via tweets and messages to work out how we can all make the world a better place.

This time Mark looks at "Tolerance" - Religious tolerance, moral tolerance, not striking the person next to you on the bus because they haven't worked out you can send a text without your phone beeping every time you press a key.

It's important to tolerate others' faults, their little quirks, and their massive despicable crimes. But can tolerance make us into doormats, allowing evil to thrive? Probably. Shame, that.

Producer: Lianne Coop.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 22:30 Standing Up for Liverpool (m000l1pl)
Les Dennis tells the story of much-loved Liverpool club comedian - Jackie Hamilton.

Jackie never made the big time, but his observational comedy provided a graphic commentary on the social history of Merseyside for over 40 years.

Les digs out rare tapes of this heroic Scouser in interview and performance.

He also shares reminiscences from family, friends and fellow professionals including Ricky Tomlinson, Mickey Finn, and Lennie Chesworth.

Producer: Tony Staveacre

An independent production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in April 2007


SAT 23:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b01hl29y)
Series 2

Compensation Culture

Sony Award-winning comedian Tom Wrigglesworth delivers an open letter to Ken Clarke MP.

He's asking whether compensation culture is actually directly opposed to the theory of evolution?

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth, James Kettle and Miles Jupp

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2012.


SAT 23:30 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b010twf6)
Series 2

1. 'My partner is too controlling - a fight for the TV remote'

"My partner is too controlling - a fight for the television remote"

"I'm a non drinker with no friends - should I just buy a cat?"

Sarah Millican retuns as a life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt tackling the nation's problems head on, dishing out real advice for real people.

Assisted by her very own team of experts of the heart - man of the people local cabbie Terry, and self qualified counsellor Marion,

Sarah tackles the nation's problems head on and has a solution for everything.

Sarah ...... Sarah Millican
Marion ...... Ruth Bratt
Terry ...... Simon Daye
Linda ...... Diane Morgan
Matthew ...... Will Smith

Written by Sarah Millican.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2011.



SUNDAY 19 JULY 2020

SUN 00:00 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b0076s88)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 MR James (b007jxyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Miss Marple (b0100lqx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:30 Miss Marple (b0101p1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Miss Marple (b0102h2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Miss Marple (b0102tmh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Miss Marple (b010330g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 A Good Read (b00sp1rq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jxgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b05pn678)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Miss Marple (b0100lqx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 06:30 Miss Marple (b0101p1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]


SUN 07:00 Miss Marple (b0102h2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 07:30 Miss Marple (b0102tmh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 08:00 Miss Marple (b010330g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]


SUN 08:30 The Jason Explanation of... (b007jq4j)
Politics

David Jason and company elect to poke fun at the Houses of Parliament.

With Sheila Steafel, Royce Mills and Chris Emmett.

Following in the footsteps of Lord Clark, Dr Bronowski and Professor Galbraith, David Jason unravels the mysteries of the universe and the meaning of life.

Scripted by Colin Bostock Smith, Andy Hamilton, Barry Pilton and Alastair Beaton.

Music by John Owen Edwards

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1977.


SUN 09:00 Not in Front of the Children (b0547v4w)
Series 1

Religious Revival

A dynamic new vicar causes mayhem in the Corner family household.

Starring Wendy Craig and Francis Matthew.

The comedy mishaps of the Corner family - Jennifer and Henry and their three kids Trudi, Amanda and Robin.

Four series were first shown on BBC TV from 1967 to 1970. Richard Waring adapted his own scripts for this radio version, now fully restored from the original reel-to-reel tapes. Wendy Craig won a Best Actress BAFTA award for the TV version of Not in Front of the Children in 1969.

Jennifer Corner ...... Wendy Craig
Henry Corner ...... Francis Matthews
Mary ...... Charlotte Mitchell
Trudi ...... Roberta Tovey
Robin ...... Hugo Keith-Johnston
Reverend John Spenser …... Edward de Souza

Music by Ronnie Hazlehurst

Producer: Trafford Whitelock.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1969.


SUN 09:30 Bristow (b00ckd51)
Series 1

The Girl Next Door

When a new face appears in the office opposite the Chester Perry building - she causes quite a stir.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the Chester-Perry buying clerk. He is but a small cog in a gigantic wheel... and he knows it.

Adapted from by Frank Dickens from his famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 51 years from 1961.

Bristow …. Michael Williams
Jones …. Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy …. Dora Bryan
Fudge/Station Master/Samson/Hawkins …. Jon Glover
Miss Sunman/Mary …. Katy Odey
Post Boy/Dimkins …. Simon Schatzberger
Miss Prunella Peach/Janet/Mrs Buxton …. Carol Starks

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0807v98)
Adventurers

Pen Hadow

From Johannes Brahms to Barry White. Polar explorer Pen Hadow shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley

Pen Hadow made polar history in 2003 by becoming the first man to walk solo and unsupported the 478 miles from the northern coast of Canada to the North Pole.

It was the culmination of a death-bed pledge. He had made a commitment immediately after his father's death that he would prove the family name by succeeding in the challenge - described by Sir Ranulph Fiennes as the "greatest endurance feat left on earth". He'd made two unsuccessful attempts at the ordeal before succeeding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


SUN 10:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000blkc)
An Open Secret

Chris Harris was a teenager when he discovered his auntie had been murdered by her husband - who was hanged for the crime.

He told BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Anna King what happened next.

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


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000l13d)
Series 10

The Call

True stories told live in the USA: Sarah Austin Jenness introduces stories of ringtones, rekindled connections, and revolution.

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

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

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

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

First broadcast in the USA in 2019.


SUN 11:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b0106x58)
Series 2

Identities

You get a very different insight into the natural world when you have the opportunity to study the behaviour of individual animals.

Sir David Attenborough recalls with sumptuous delight spotting a blackbird in his garden with a white feather - "whitey" - giving him a window into the life of blackbirds and what's more, that individual. And, he says, he saw what blackbirds get up to!

David remembers filming spiders and filming chimpanzees, both of which benefited from someone knowing about the individuals - and whether you're a spider or a chimpanzee, you have a personality all of your own.

Written and presented by David Attenborough

Producer: Julian Hector

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000l13m)
Hadraawi: The Shakespeare of Somalia

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and chooses Hadraawi: The Shakespeare of Somalia.

BBC Africa Editor Mary Harper meets Somalia's most beloved poet in a rare glimpse into the country's soul.

In Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland, everyone knows the nation’s most famous living poet – Hadraawi. They call him their Shakespeare. His work over the last 50 years has given voice to Somalis' desire for love, freedom, justice and peace.

The poetry of Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame ‘Hadraawi’ holds a mirror up to all aspects of life. Hadraawi’s poetry tells the story of modern Somalia.

Now in his 70s, this encounter with Hadraawi at his home in Somaliland was recorded just as the first rains fell after the devastating three-year drought. The self-declared republic is rarely seen by the outside world, as the shadow cast by the ongoing violence in Somalia to the south is long. But it’s a place Mary Harper has come to know and love during 25 years writing about and reporting on Somalia for the BBC.

It is a nation of poets, where poetry is woven deep into the fabric of everyday life.

Poems featured are from Hadraawi: The Poet and the Man, published by Ponte Invisible/Redsea Online/The Poetry Translation Centre. Clarity translated by WN Herbert and Said Jama Hussein, and The Killing of the She-Camel translated by WN Herbert, Said Jama Hussein and Maxamed Xasan 'Alto'.

Producer: Eve Streeter

A Greenpoint production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2017.


SUN 12:30 All Those Women (b087ts6z)
Series 2

Episode 3

An unexpected death leads all four of the family to consider what's really important, as well as giving David a chance to spend some quality time (of sorts) with Maggie - much to Hetty's disapproval.

Comedy series by Katherine Jakeways about four generations of women living under one roof.

All Those Women explores familial relationships, ageing, marriages - it's about life and love and things not turning out quite the way that you'd expected them to. Every week we join Hetty, Maggie, Jen and Emily as they struggle to resolve their own problems, and support one another.

Hetty ...... Marcia Warren
Maggie ...... Lesley Manville
Jen ...... Sinead Matthews
Emily ...... Lucy Hutchinson
David ...... Denis Lill
Vicar ...... Catriona McFarlane
Carol ...... Alison Belbin

Producer: Alexandra Smith

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


SUN 13:00 Joe Queenan: My Years of Awe and Wonder (b07wxpqh)
John Sergeant introduces two decades of adventures in broadcasting with the best reviewed American on BBC radio - Joe Queenan.

From his early days presenting Postcard from Gotham through to Wonderful Ways to Make a Living, A Brief History of Irony and Hitler's Favourite Cowboy, Joe Queenan has always shown a delight in his interviewees. "Most journalists don't like people but I'm the complete opposite of that. For the brief moment that we meet, they become almost like friends. I remember all of them still."

You'll hear uncut and previously unbroadcast extended interviews, unsliced and undiced, with Ian Hislop, Germaine Greer, Kathy Lette and Armando Iannucci. John Sergeant reveals what it's like to be rung up and asked to give short, snappy thoughts on abstract subjects such as cunning, failure and blame. And then there's Queenan's unexpected and deep love of Britain (he is married to a woman from Stroud), plus his ongoing amazement that a poor boy from Philadelphia has been given the opportunity to work for the BBC: letters, he says, "that do resonate in America still".

"It's worth remembering that when you're doing these kinds of programmes, they become a part of your life. For four days that's all you're doing. But it's not a job. It's some sort of special adventure. You're meeting unusual people. You're in unusual places. You're doing an unusual thing, asking complete strangers bizarre questions that they hadn't expected you to ask. "

Produced in Bristol by Miles Warde.

Made for BBC Radio Extra 4 and first broadcast in 2016.


SUN 16:00 Louisa May Alcott - A Marble Woman (b09sncnt)
Recently orphaned Cecilia Stein turns up at the door of a large gothic mansion, home to genius sculptor Bazil Yorke.

Jilted by the child's mother many years ago, Yorke decides to use the daughter to punish the sins of the mother.

Louisa May Alcott's Gothic tour de force.

Dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Bazil Yorke …. Bill Paterson
Cecil Stein …. Amanda Root
Germain …. John McArdle
Alfred …. Charles De'Ath
Mrs Norton …. Sarah Parkes
Anthony …. Geoffrey Banks
Young Cecil …. Becky Simpson
Young Alfred …. Robert Pollard

Producer: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000l13m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 All Those Women (b087ts6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Nick Fisher - The Shadow of Mir (b007k2vs)
Valentina Savitskaya, a middle-aged Russian bureaucrat, is sent into space to check the future viability of space station Mir.

As her real motive is gradually revealed, a tense power game is played out.

Nick Fisher’s sci-fi drama stars Etela Pardo.

Valentina Savitskaya ...... Etela Pardo
Stephen Childs ...... Jamie Glover
Dmitri Makarov ...... Philip Jackson
Vladimir Gubarev ...... Michael Culver
Ricky Gardner ...... Harry Ditson
Lyahkov ...... Olegario Fedoro
Mission Control ...... Sam Douglas
Girl ...... Keeley Hawes
Corporal ...... Ian Gelderl
TV presenter ...... Toni G Barry .

Recorded on location at Cranfield College of Aeronautics.

Director: John Dryden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000l13d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b0106x58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 Louisa May Alcott - A Marble Woman (b09sncnt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0807v98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000blkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 All Those Women (b087ts6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Twenty Players (b06tknk5)
Series 2

Mr Wellesley Fagge

Jonathan Agnew tells the story of a nearly great amateur cricketer, Wellesley Fagge.

One of a series of features on fictional sporting heroes.

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


SUN 22:45 Self-Storage (b01hn1q8)
Series 1

Dating

Judy fixes Dave up on his first date since his marriage broke up. Unfortunately, Sarah needs a favour and Geoff needs Judy.

Stars Reece Shearsmith and Mark Heap.

Sitcom written by Tom Collinson and Barnaby Power.

Dave ...... Reece Shearsmith
Geoff ...... Mark Heap
Ron ...... Tom Goodman-Hill
Judy ...... Rosie Cavaliero
Sarah ...... Susan Earl
Liz ...... Nadia Kamil.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


SUN 23:00 The Sinha Carta (b051s4qh)
Magna Carta is a document, over 800 years old, that surprisingly few people have read, considering how important it is.

Luckily for you, comedian and quizzer Paul Sinha (The Chase) has read it, and it turns out it's ace, especially if you love keeping your own timber and hate fishing traps in the River Medway.

Get ready as Paul will be explaining why what’s in it is in it - how it came to be - and guide you through some of its 63 clauses of medieval Latin.

He'll also supply some new, modern clauses, for a Magna Carta fit for a modern Britain.

Written and performed by Paul Sinha.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


SUN 23:30 Clayton Grange (b01mw5jb)
Series 1

Episode 1

Anthony Head leads a team of brilliantly stupid scientists.

This is Clayton Grange, top secret Scientific Institute with a government brief to solve the global fuel crisis, cheer people up and make war just a bit more gentle. Meet the scientists who are a bit rubbish at life. And not much better at science.

Comedy by Neil Warhurst with extra material by Paul Barnhill.

Saunders ..... Anthony Head
Geoff ..... Neil Warhurst
Roger ..... Paul Barnhill
Jameson ..... Stephanie Racine
Helen/Bunty ..... Don Gilet
Alan Dobson ..... Paul Stonehouse

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2012.



MONDAY 20 JULY 2020

MON 00:00 Nick Fisher - The Shadow of Mir (b007k2vs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Joe Queenan: My Years of Awe and Wonder (b07wxpqh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Louisa May Alcott - A Marble Woman (b09sncnt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000l13m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 All Those Women (b087ts6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Raffles (b01p3mq2)
Series 1

6. The Chest of Silver

With Inspector MacKenzie's suspicions about Raffles' professional life growing, AJ decides it's time to visit Scotland.

But Bunny is not to go with him: he has the responsibility of guarding Raffles' illegally-acquired silver plate.

Starring Jeremy Clyde and Michael Cochrane.

EW Hornung's early Raffles stories dramatised by David Buck.

Inspector MacKenzie ...... Henry Stamper
Man at Turkish Baths ...... David Garth
Man at Turkish Baths ...... Garard Green
Man at Bank ...... Richard Durden
Man at Bank ...... Robin Summers
Clerk ...... Brian Smith
Porter ...... Adrian Egan
Cabman ...... Gordon Reid
Flunkey ...... David Learner

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Directed by Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1985.


MON 06:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpks)
Death on the Nile

Episode 1

Hercule Poirot embarks on an Egyptian cruise, but the Belgian detective's voyage proves to be far from smooth sailing.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot

From the thriller first published in 1937 and dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Mrs Allerton …. Rosemary Leach
Pennington …. Stratford Johns
Joanna Southwood …. Joanna Monro
Linnet Ridgeway …. Elaine Pyke
Monsieur Blondin …. Sean Baker
Jacqueline de Bellefort …. Amanda Barton-Chapple
Simon Doyle …. Robert Daws
Tim Allerton …. Nicholas Boulton
Rockford …. Ed Bishop
Emma Woodvine as Rosalie Otterbourne
Rosalie Otterbourne …. Shirley Dixon
The Thomas Cook Agent …. Timothy Alcock
The Waiter …. Chris Pavlo

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1997.


MON 07:00 Plum House (b07fg2q7)
Series 1

Why Why WI?

Comedy about the inept staff at an historic house. Starring Simon Callow and Jane Horrocks.

Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Lake District. But one place they never go to is Plum House - the former country home of terrible poet George Pudding (1779-1848). Now a crumbling museum, losing money hand over fist, it struggles to stay open under its eccentric curator Peter Knight (Simon Callow).

Can anyone save Plum House from irreversible decline?

Tom Collyer, sent from the Trust to do just that, seems to be the most likely candidate but the challenge is huge as he confronts the reality of winning round Peter Knight's handpicked team - the hopelessly out of touch deputy Julian (Miles Jupp), the corner-cutting gift shop manager Maureen (Jane Horrocks) intent on making profit from extremely cheap plum-themed merchandise, and maintenance man Alan (Pearce Quigley) who has heard the words "health" and "safety" but never in the same sentence.

In this opening episode, the museum's preparations for the annual WI visit include hiding away valuable artefacts as, according to Peter, some members are prone to stealing them. And Julian gives a disastrous lecture on the life and work of George Pudding.

Written by Ben Cottam and Paul McKenna

Peter ...... Simon Callow
Maureen ...... Jane Horrocks
Julian ...... Miles Jupp
Tom ...... Tom Bell
Alan ...... Pearce Quigley
Emma ...... Louise Ford
Mary ...... Kate Anthony
Jean ...... Sandra Maitland

Directed and Produced by Paul Schlesinger

A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2016.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m000kw52)
Series 24

Episode 5

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

Henning Wehn, Lou Sanders, Sindhu Vee and Neil Delamere are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as guns, magic, berries and crocodiles.

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


MON 08:00 The Navy Lark (b048nyk2)
Accredited

Phillips has money worries and a worn-out uniform. Can his HMS Troutbridge crew-mate Pertwee help him out?

Stars Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee and Stephen Murray.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive 13 series between 1959 and 1976.

The Sub-Lieutenant ...... Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer ...... Jon Pertwee
The Number One ...... Stephen Murray
Captain Povey ...... Richard Caldicot
Heather ...... Heather Chasen
Nunky ...... Tenniel Evans
The Padre ....... Michael Bates
Clarence ...... Nigel Graham
AS Tiddy ...... Lawrie Wyman

Written by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1968.


MON 08:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jpvy)
The First Meeting

Pike and Hodges campaign to save the pier, while Uncle Arthur upsets Mavis

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier, Ian Lavender and Bill Pertwee.

Arthur Wilson ...... John Le Mesurier
Frank Pike ...... Ian Lavender
Bert Hodges ...... Bill Pertwee
Miss Perkins ...... Vivienne Martin
Fred Guthrie ...... Glynn Edwards

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1984.


MON 09:00 Guess What? (b061fth0)
Episode 2

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

Barry Took hosts a revised version of popular radio parlour game of 20 questions.

Regular Geoffrey Durham is joined by Hattie Hayridge and Dick Vosburgh.

Written by Michael Dines.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1998


MON 09:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04pcw9j)
A Folk Song for Europe

The Dublin theatrical costumiers get embroiled in rivalry between two Lancashire clog troupes.

Christopher Fitz-Simon's five-part comedy.

Dessie Doyle ...... David Kelly
Violet Doyle ...... Pauline McLynn
Antony Gogan ...... Eugene O'Brien
Mr McNamara ...... Frank Kelly
Mona Scrummitt ...... Noreen Kershaw
Mr Witherspoon ...... Dave Hill
Belfast Woman ...... Maureen Dow

Music played by John Trotter.

Directed at BBC Belfast by Roland Jaquarello.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


MON 10:00 Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet (b09w2pyf)
The Day of the Scorpion

Episode 3

Sarah travels to Calcutta to visit Ronald Merrick in hospital and to hear at first hand of Teddie Bingham's tragic encounter with Indian National Army troops.

The last days of the British Raj in India as the Second World War leads inevitably towards independence.

Paul Scott's classic series of novels dramatised by John Harvey.

Sarah Layton ...... Lia Williams
Mildred Layton ...... Geraldine James
Susan Layton ...... Alex Tregear
Teddie Bingham ...... Nicholas Boulton
Ronald Merrick ...... Mark Bazeley
Fenny Grace ...... Selina Griffiths
Barbie Batchelor ...... Marcia Warren
Mabel Layton ...... Margaret Tyzack
General Rankin ...... Hugh Dickson
Clark ...... Giles Fagan
Mira ...... Priyanga Elan
Reverend Peplow ...... Ian Masters

With Jason Chan, Shiv Grewal, Robert Hastie and Emily Wachter.

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2005.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000l66m)
Series 7

Reconciliation

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

Guy Raz explores how, in a world seemingly more divided than ever, we can find a path towards reconciliation?

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2016.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000l66p)
Jules Buckley

Conductor and composer Jules Buckley with Sweet Soul Music by Arthur Conley and Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich.


MON 12:00 The Navy Lark (b048nyk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jpvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Raffles (b01p3mq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Guess What? (b061fth0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 14:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04pcw9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 15:00 Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet (b09w2pyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 TED Radio Hour (m000l66m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 16:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000l66p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 17:00 Plum House (b07fg2q7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m000kw52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Fear on 4 (b007jnt6)
Series 2

Soul Searching

Hospitals can be frightening enough, but even more so when a patient is asked to take part in a bizarre experiment.

The Man in Black sets the chilling scene...

Fear on 4 brings you more in a series of nerve-tinglers.

Written by Martyn Wade

The Man in Black …. Edward de Souza
Mr Timmins …. Bernard Cribbins
Tom …. Shaun Prendergast
Oswald/2nd Surgeon …. Norman Bird
Sister …. Joan Walker
Night Nurse …. Rebecca Jones
1st Surgeon …. Steve Hodson

Producer: Martyn Wade

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1989.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00srnzz)
Tim Key and Susan Calman

Comedy performer and poet Tim Key and stand-up comedian Susan Calman talk to Sue MacGregor about favourite books by Ross Raisin, Steve Martin and Barbara Vine.

God's Own Country by Ross Raisin
Publisher. Penguin

Born Standing Up: A Comic Life by Steve Martin
Publisher. Pocket Books

A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine
Publisher. Penguin

First broadcast in Radio 4 in June 2010.


MON 19:00 The Navy Lark (b048nyk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jpvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Raffles (b01p3mq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000l66m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000l66p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (m000kw52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable (b01qjj3c)
Series 1

With guest, Hi-de-Hi star Ruth Madoc

Ian D Montfort is a celebrity spirit medium and psychic, and star of a brand new series for Radio 2. A comedy character created by Tom Binns (the man behind hapless hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury) Ian D Montfort has been a hit at the last three Edinburgh festivals with his combination of magic and laughter.

In each radio show Ian makes contact with the celebrity 'spirit guides' secretly chosen by audience members and reveals personal stories that make them laugh-out-loud one moment and gasp in surprise the next. Each episode features a different celebrity guest who gets a 'private' reading from Ian. This episode stars former Hi Di Hi and Little Britain actress Ruth Madoc who gets a surprise visitation from William Shakespeare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2013


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (m000kvlb)
Series 20

Episode 6

If you’ve ever wondered what Michael Gove’s real job was, this episode reveals all. Plus the government’s Covid rules are clarified at last, and Laura Kuenssberg and the BBC’s North America correspondent battle it out to establish who in the world has said the stupidest thing.

Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson.

Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Cody Dahler, Edward Tew, Gareth Ceredig, Alex Hardy, Athena Kugblenu, Lewis Cook and Paige Wilson.

Producer Bill Dare
A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Hut 33 (b00wlldq)
Series 2

Yankee Diddle

The Bletchley Park codebreakers' attempt to fleece a wealthy American backfires.

CAST:

Professor Charles Gardner …. Robert Bathurst
Archie …. Tom Goodman-Hill
Fergus Craig (Gordon)
3rd Lieutenant Joshua Fanshawe-Marshall …. Alex MacQueen
Minka …. Olivia Coleman
Mrs Best …. Lill Roughley
Freddie G. Roosevelt …. Arnab Chanda

Written by James Cary
Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.



TUESDAY 21 JULY 2020

TUE 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jnt6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00srnzz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Raffles (b01p3mq2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Guess What? (b061fth0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Spangles 'n' Tights (b04pcw9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet (b09w2pyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 TED Radio Hour (m000l66m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000l66p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Plum House (b07fg2q7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m000kw52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l24b)
1. Reception

Angela Pleasance, Nigel Anthony and Margaret Wolfit star in a six part thriller about a young woman with computing skills being drawn into a spy adventure.

In this opening episode Hilary, a woman of exceptional talent, is to be discharged from hospital after seeing the psychiatrist. Hilary finds that she is the target of a shadowy group who want to use her computer talents.

Written by Christopher Bidmead.

Hilary.............................................Angela Pleasance
Beresford.............................................Rolf Lefebvre
Cannon................................................Nigel Anthony
Jean.................................................Hilda Kriseman
Dr. Reece...............................................John Pullen
Matron..............................................Margaret Wolfit
Dr. Wormald...........................................Malcolm Hayes
Nurse................................................Deborah Dallas
Rick...................................................Andrew Sachs
Mortimer............................................Dinsdale Landen

Produced by John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1970.


TUE 06:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpl9)
Death on the Nile

Episode 2

Poirot senses the atmosphere of evil afloat, as Jackie's vendetta continues.

Agatha Christie's whodunit, first published in 1937.

CAST:

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Colonel Race …. Donald Sinden
Mrs Allerton …. Rosemary Leach
Pennington …. Stratford Johns
Linnet Ridgeway …. Elaine Pyke
Simon Doyle …. Robert Daws
Tim Allerton …. Nicholas Boulton
Jacqueline de Bellefort …. Amanda Barton-Chapple
Mrs Otterbourne …. Shirley Dixon
Rosalie Otterbourne …. Emma Woodvine
Miss Van Schuyler …. Irene Sutcliffe
Cornelia …. Teresa Gallagher
Fanthorp …. Robert May
Richetti …. Ioan Meredith
Ferguson …. Robert Portal
The Guide …. Ben Thomas
The Steward …. Christopher Scott

Dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell in five parts.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


TUE 07:00 Hazelbeach (b00899mt)
Series 1

Language Teacher

Nick gets a job with a dominatrix and Ronnie buys an extraordinary number of sinks.

Caroline and David Stafford's comedy stars Jamie Forman as Ronnie, Paul Bazely as Nick, Tracy Wiles as Mrs Barlow, John Dougall as James and Liza Sadovy as Senora.

Producer: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


TUE 07:30 Meet David Sedaris (b08wp5cq)
Series 6

Episode 1

The globetrotting, trash-picking, aisle-rolling storyteller is back with more words of wit and wisdom. He opens this series with a new story fresh from the pages of The New Yorker, Untamed, and extracts from his book Theft By Finding, a compilation of diary entries from 1977-2002.

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humour writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that he is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris's first book, Barrel Fever (1994), which included The SantaLand Diaries. was a critical and commercial success, as were his follow-up efforts, Naked (1997), Holidays on Ice (1997) and Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000). He became known for his bitingly funny recollections of his youth, family life and travels, making semi-celebrities out of his parents and siblings.

David Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premier at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). He has been a contributor to BBC Radio 4 since 1996.

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jn48)
Series 6

The Jet-Propelled Guided Naafi

Grytpype and Moriarty set out to steal the plans for a secret new weapon. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From January 1956.


TUE 08:30 Albert and Me (b049f20x)
Series 2

File Under Trouble

Single dad Bryan takes a temporary admin job and chases a missing file.

In the original 1977 series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series returned.

CAST:

Bryan Archer …. Robert Lindsay
Mrs Willis …. Diana King
Vera …. Marica Warren
Edward …. Gorden Kaye
Mr Charlesworth …. Bernard Gallagher
Mrs Charlesworth …. Lynda Baron
Sandra and Doreen …. Wendy Murray

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Written by Jim Eldridge
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1983.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (m000kvlb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b009prt3)
Series 1

Episode 5

Duo Tommy and Sheila's comeback faces jeopardy - from his dodgy past.

Winners of the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest, sweethearts Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr are back in the limelight. The only snag is they can't stand the sight of each another...

Mike Coleman's sitcom stars June Whitfield and Roy Hudd.

With Pat Coombs, Julian Eardley, Joshua Henderson, Edward Halsted, Chris Pavlo, Paul Rogan and Ned Sherrin.

Singers: John Barr and Lisa Peace.

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1998.


TUE 10:00 Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet (b09w2zr4)
The Towers of Silence

After the death of Mabel Layton, her companion Barbie Batchelor has to leave Rose Cottage.

It's summer 1945, and as the war comes to a close, the days of the British Raj are numbered...

Paul Scott's classic series of novels dramatised by John Harvey.
Sarah Layton - Lia Williams
Mildred Layton - Geraldine James
Susan Layton - Alex Tregear
Ronald Merrick - Mark Bazeley
Fenny Grace - Selina Griffiths
Barbie Batchelor - Marcia Warren
Reverend Peplow - Ian Masters
Clarissa Peplow - Susan Jameson
Kenneth Coley - Stephen Hogan

With Jason Chan, Robert Hastie, Rez Kempton, Stuart McLoughlin and Ndidi Del Fatti.

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m0006mqm)
Salena Godden

Salena Godden is an author and poet, whose latest publication declared that Pessimism Is For Lightweights.

Livewire, a collection of studio recordings spanning nearly 25 years, was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award in 2016.

Salena is also a regular on radio and, in 2018, Radio 4’s Mrs Death Misses Death captured the creation of a new experimental work, in which death is personified as a woman.

We hear this documentary, as well as an earlier gender swapping poetic creation titled A Valentine At Waterloo, which broadcast on Radio 4 as part of an episode of Verse Illustrated in 2011.

Finally, Salena talks about protest and hope, and reads the title poem Pessimism Is For Lightweights, from her latest collection for Rough Trade.

Presented and produced by Ali Gardiner for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2019.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jn48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Albert and Me (b049f20x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l24b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b07qc93g)
Series 9

Brown, Birkwood, Monbiot

Craig Brown, critic and satirist, best known for his parodies in Private Eye. In The Independent on Sunday he is Wallace Arnold, he's Bel Littlejohn in The Guardian, and he has a diary in Private Eye under a number of topical guises. As well as writing comedy shows such as Norman Ormal for TV, Craig has a regular column in The Daily Telegraph, and his books include The Little Book of Chaos, The Marsh Marlowe Letters and The Hounding of John Thomas.

Katie Birkwood, the rare books and special collections librarian at the Royal College of Physicians, London, where she's worked for three years and recently curated a hugely popular exhibition on the life and book collection of John Dee. Katie regularly contributes to the journal Library & Information History, and has published on topics as diverse as the 16th century manuscripts collector Robert Cotton; the 17th archbishop James Ussher; depictions of venereal disease in early printed books, and the 20th century astronomer Fred Hoyle.

George Monbiot, a journalist best known for his environmental activism. His celebrated Guardian columns are syndicated all over the world, and he is the author of the bestselling books Captive State, The Age of Consent, as well as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed and No Man's Land. His investigations in Africa, Asia, and the Americas have led to him to be declared persona non grata in seven countries, sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment in Indonesia, shot at, beaten up by military police, shipwrecked and stung into a coma.

This week, the Museum's Guest Committee appreciate a mythical hotel from another age; a book that was stolen from the greatest library of the Tudor age; and the greatest bear that ever lived.

The show was researched by Mike Turner and Anne Miller of QI.
The producers were Richard Turner and James Harkin.
It was a BBC Studios Production.


TUE 14:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b009prt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 15:00 Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet (b09w2zr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Telling Tales (m0006mqm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 17:00 Hazelbeach (b00899mt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Meet David Sedaris (b08wp5cq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Fear on 4 (b007jnx3)
Series 2

A Child Crying

The Man in Black tells of writer Guy who hears constant crying - yet nobody else can.

Fear on 4 brings you more in a series of nerve-tinglers.

Written by James Saunders

The Man In Black …. Edward de Souza
Guy …. Nigel Anthony
Paul …. Ken Cumberlidge
Child's voice …. Cara Kelly
Ian …. Kim Wall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b0076bdb)
Series 3

Barber's Adagio for Strings

Conductor Leonard Slatkin reflects on the potent impact of the adagio that became America's 'national funeral music'. From November 2002.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jn48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Albert and Me (b049f20x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l24b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m0006mqm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Meet David Sedaris (b08wp5cq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b012fqnb)
Series 1

Episode 3

By Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser

Sitcom by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser starring Justin, Anne Reid and Paul Copley. A Manchester DJ tries to balance love, work, life and everything else without much success. This week an untimely death causes a rethink.

Anne Reid ..... Gran
Bernard Wrigley ..... Sven
Christine Bottomley ..... Lisa
Jim Poyser ..... Vicar
Justin Moorhouse ..... Justin
Lloyd Langford ..... Bryn
Paul Copley ..... Ray
Rachel Austin ..... Receptionist
Susan Cookson ..... Tanya

Producer ..... Steven Canny

In one version of his life, Justin is a well-known local Manchester radio DJ who is successful, funny, and stopped in the street by adoring fans. He's the man who has everything. In another version he's a DJ in a slightly shabby local radio station who gets hassled by the occasional oddball on the street. And he's the man who hopes for everything. The truth lies somewhere inbetween.

And at home? Well, naturally, his private life is chaotic. His wife has left him, taking custody of his 8-year-old son Justin jnr, and is in the process of taking him to the cleaners. So he's back on the market. As is his house - so he's currently living in his father-in-law's spare room in Bury. The only person who understands him is his Gran, living in luxury in an old folk's home in Warrington. Oh, and his producer Bryn, but this might not be a good thing.

Despite all this mess, Justin always remains positive. Every new day is a new opportunity, "When life throws you lemons, make lemonade".

Recorded in front of an audience in Manchester.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


TUE 23:00 Radio 2's Comedy Showcase (b007kc2k)
Ready, Steady, Sink!

As the Sixties rock, pirate Radio Splash rolls and the DJs heave. The crew on the rotting hulk broadcasting Radio Splash - Britain's 11th most popular pirate radio station - dejectedly endure each other's foul personal habits and constant lack of essential supplies.

CAST:

Aunty …. Mark Little
Justin …. Julian Rhind-Tutt
Brett …. Peter Kay
Beasley …. Michael Fenton Stevens
Derek …. Julian Dutton
Wim …. Stephen Critchlow

Devised by Stuart Silver and Jeremy Pascall.
Written by Jeremy Pascall.
Carol Smith : Producer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 as a Comedy Showcase in January 2000.


TUE 23:30 The Odd Half Hour (b00w7bv1)
Series 2

Episode 3

Comedy sketch show starring Kevin Bishop, Stephen K Amos, Doon Mackichan, Justin Edwards & Jessica Ransom. In this third episode, we meet a woman who believes crystals solve everything, learn about a brand new pension plan and also hear Madeline the naughty cellist upset yet another conductor.

Produced by Simon Mayhew-Archer.



WEDNESDAY 22 JULY 2020

WED 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jnx3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b0076bdb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l24b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b07qc93g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b009prt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet (b09w2zr4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Telling Tales (m0006mqm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Hazelbeach (b00899mt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Meet David Sedaris (b08wp5cq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l1fx)
2. Pandora Close

In which Hilary meets a gentleman who, having told her that the dead are living and the living dead, asks her to do a job for him.

Hilary :Angela Pleasance
Beresford :Rolf Lefebvre
Cannon: Nigel Anthony
Jean: Hilda Kriseman

Writer: Christopher Bidmead
Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1970.


WED 06:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jplt)
Death on the Nile

Episode 3

Feeling a great sense of impending doom, Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot's holiday cruise is turning into a nightmare afloat.

Agatha Christie's whodunit, first published in 1937.

CAST:

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Colonel Race …. Donald Sinden
Mrs Allerton …. Rosemary Leach
Pennington …. Stratford Johns
Linnet Ridgeway …. Elaine Pyke
Simon Doyle …. Robert Daws
Tim Allerton …. Nicholas Boulton
Jacqueline de Bellefort …. Amanda Barton-Chapple
Mrs Otterbourne …. Shirley Dixon
Rosalie Otterbourne …. Emma Woodvine
Miss Van Schuyler …. Irene Sutcliffe
Cornelia …. Teresa Gallagher
Fanthorp …. Robert May
Richetti …. Ioan Meredith
Joanna Southwood …. Joanna Monro
Monsieur Blondin …. Sean Baker
Louise …. Colleen Prendergast
Simon Doyle …. Robert Daws
Dr Bessner …. Keith Drinkel
Rockford …. Ed Bishop
The Steward …. Christopher Scott
The Thomas Cook Agent …. Timothy Alcock
The Waiter …. Chris Pavlo

Dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell in five parts.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


WED 07:00 Mum's on the Run (b00tjf58)
Episode 2

Mum's on the Run is a modern-day twist on the single-family situation. It follows the hectic life ("What life?") of single mum, Jen. Mother of two, Master of none - Jen seems to spend most of her time as an unpaid chauffeur to a 15 year-old teenage existentialist son, Toby, and a tonally challenged recorder-practising 11 year-old daughter, Felicity, whilst also coping with the jazz musician ex-husband, the fiercely competitive and annoying downstairs neighbour and a huge crush on her son's history teacher.

Volunteering to do the Crocodile Walk into school to get brownie points with the other mothers, is not Jen's idea of fun in torrential rain. A quiet parent's evening becomes a farcical attempt by Jen and ex-husband Keith to recreate the execution of Charles 1.

Jen ..... Ronni Ancona
Mr Rigby ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Shelly ..... Alexis Zegerman
Vivienne/ Shania's Mum ..... Christine Kavanagh
Keith ..... Kevin Eldon
Felicity ..... Amy Dabrowa
Toby ..... Alexander Heath
Karina ..... Amaya Rowlands
Connor ..... Pip Woolley
Shania ..... Matilda Palmer
David ..... Mischa Goodman
Adam .....Caleb Hughes

Writer Alexis Zegerman
Producer Dawn Ellis


WED 07:30 Women Talking About Cars (b084bpc0)
Series 1

Olivia Colman

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews famous women about their lives through the cars they have known, the journeys they've been on and the things they shout in traffic.
This week Olivia Colman reveals the nickname of her beloved Morris Minor, and answers that crucial question for any award-winning actress: "What are you driving these days?"
With car descriptions read by Josette Simon.
Produced by Gareth Edwards
A BBC Studios Production.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnmp)
Series 5

Hancock's School

Inspired by Bill and supplied by Sid, the lad turns his home into a centre of learning.

Stars Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1958.


WED 08:30 After Henry (b007jpwp)
Series 3

Poor Relations

"No, they're lovely. They'd never make me feel awkward. They'll keep inviting me, even if I never ask them back. That's not the problem. It's my pride. I want to be equal with them. I don't want to traipse around in their wake like something out of Anita Brookner."

Proud Sarah suffers her mother's nosiness, as well as some unexpected advances.

Simon Brett's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Ian Thompson as Neville.

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.


WED 09:00 Dilemma (b017vkrp)
Series 1

Episode 4

Sue Perkins puts Susan Calman, Greg Proops, Simon Evans and Louise Wener through the moral and ethical wringer in the show where there are no "right" answers - but some deeply damning ones...

Guests offer their own dilemmas - from Louise being offered a record deal if she sacked half the band - to Greg's choice between paying his rent or eating.

And what would they do if reporting a crime got them into trouble? - and is cheating on your partner ever acceptable?

Devised by Danielle Ward.

Producer: Ed Morrish.


WED 09:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b01pglt3)
Series 3

Prat On A Hot Tin Roof

Colours nailed to the mast, Robert Wilson gets his party politicals in a pickle. Stars John Gordon Sinclair. From January 1993.


WED 10:00 Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet (b09w3m6t)
A Division of the Spoils

Episode 1

With the war at an end, will the Layton family be able to unite behind Susan's decision to remarry?

Paul Scott's concluding novel about the end of the British Raj. Dramatised by Shelley Silas.

Alex Tregear - Susan Layton
Benedict Cumberbatch - Nigel Rowan
Mark Bazeley - Ronald Merrick
Lia Williams - Sarah Layton
Jeremy Northam - Guy Perron
Gary Waldhorn - Bronowski
Shiv Grewal - Ahmed
Hugh Dickson - Colonel Layton
Sam Dastor - Mak
Amerjit Deu - Sayed Kasm
Stuart McLoughlin - Sergeant
Matthew Thomas-Davies - Edward

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


WED 11:00 Parody Please (m000l1g4)
3. People Like Us and Dead Ringers

The history of radio's ability to parody itself goes back almost to the birth of radio. The range of this parody is so wide - news, current affairs, drama, the arts, phone-ins, investigative journalism - that the production team on this programme decided that a single presenter simply wouldn't do it justice.

‘Parody Please’ is co-presented by a truly exceptional range of favourite radio voices, including Charlotte Green and Kirsty Young and Ruth from the Archers, who collectively explore why radio is the best medium for parody, and its important role in our society, perhaps today more than ever.

In the last of three programmes, Jan Ravens joins this roster of celebrities to talk with the distinguished radio critic Gilllian Reynolds CBE.

‘People Like Us: The Pilot’ [02/08/1997 R4]

‘Dead Ringers’ [24/06/2016 R4]

Producer: Beaty Rubens.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in March 2017.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 After Henry (b007jpwp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l1fx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jplt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Dilemma (b017vkrp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 14:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b01pglt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 15:00 Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet (b09w3m6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Parody Please (m000l1g4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 17:00 Mum's on the Run (b00tjf58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Women Talking About Cars (b084bpc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Fear on 4 (b007jp0h)
Series 2

The Judge's House

The Man in Black tells of student Malcolm's move to a lonely house of horror.

Fear on 4 brings you more in a series of nerve-tinglers.

Author …. Bram Stoker
Dramatist …. John Keir

The Man in Black …. Edward de Souza
Malcolm …. David Timson
Mrs Dempster …. Tessa Worsley
Carnford …. Norman Bird

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (b08rq6dv)
Series 12

Magical Realism

Josie Long presents documentaries where reality takes on a magical aspect - tales of snake-filled American towns, a visit to a shaman and of crashing back down to earth.

The Curve of the Earth
Produced by Stephanie Rowden
http://www.stephanierowden.com

The Shaman
Produced by Rikke Houd

Snake Pit, Waurika
Produced by Sarah Geis

Magical Realism
Produced by Phil Smith

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


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jnmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 After Henry (b007jpwp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l1fx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jplt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Parody Please (m000l1g4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Women Talking About Cars (b084bpc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Armando Iannucci (b007vlzn)
Series 1

Episode 2

More anarchic humour first heard on Radio 1 in April 1993. With David Schneider, Rebecca Front and Peter Baynham.


WED 23:00 Fags, Mags and Bags (b07bb8b6)
Series 6

Downton Abbey Voice Changer Helmet

Join the staff of Fags, Mags and Bags in their tireless quest to bring nice-price custard creams and cans of coke with Arabic writing on them to an ungrateful nation. Ramesh Mahju has built it up over the course of over 30 years and is a firmly entrenched, friendly presence in the local area. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

Then of course there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping, but natural successors to the business. Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them - whether they like it or not!

Written by Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli

Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 23:30 Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years (b007jsmf)
Cold Turkey with Dan and Nick

Fish Gordon has only 48 hours to save the aquarium. Pilot of Dan Freedman and Nick Romero's surreal comedy. From August 1998.



THURSDAY 23 JULY 2020

THU 00:00 Fear on 4 (b007jp0h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (b08rq6dv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l1fx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jplt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Dilemma (b017vkrp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b01pglt3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet (b09w3m6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Parody Please (m000l1g4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Mum's on the Run (b00tjf58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Women Talking About Cars (b084bpc0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l2yd)
3. Zeus

In which Hilary meets an agent who is not what he seems, and together they climb a bridge to rob a computer.

Angela Pleasence, Nigel Anthony and Margaret Wolfit star in a six part thriller about a young woman with computing skills being drawn into a spy adventure.

Written by Christopher Bidmead

Hilary .... Angela Pleasence
Beresford ... Rolf Lefebvre
Jean: Hilda ... Kriseman
Mortimer ... Dinsdale Landen

Produced by John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1970.


THU 06:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmb)
Death on the Nile

Episode 4

A grisly discovery leaves Poirot baffled. But the main murder suspect couldn't possibly have committed the crime.

Agatha Christie's whodunit, first published in 1937.

CAST:

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Colonel Race …. Donald Sinden
Mrs Allerton …. Rosemary Leach
Pennington …. Stratford Johns
Linnet Ridgeway …. Elaine Pyke
Simon Doyle …. Robert Daws
Tim Allerton …. Nicholas Boulton
Jacqueline de Bellefort …. Amanda Barton-Chapple
Mrs Otterbourne …. Shirley Dixon
Rosalie Otterbourne …. Emma Woodvine
Richetti …. Ioan Meredith
Joanna Southwood …. Joanna Monro
Monsieur Blondin …. Sean Baker
Rockford …. Ed Bishop
Ferguson …. Robert Portal
The Steward …. Christopher Scott
The Stewardess …. Janet Maw
The Thomas Cook Agent …. Timothy Alcock
The Waiter …. Chris Pavlo

Dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell in five parts.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


THU 07:00 North by Northamptonshire (b017x4fn)
Series 2

Episode 2

Sheila Hancock narrates the bittersweet adventures of the residents of a small town in Northamptonshire. Jan has Helen back at home, but is it what she really wants?

written by Katherine Jakeways
produced by Victoria Lloyd

John Biggins............Keith
Mackenzie Crook.........Rod
Kevin Eldon.........Jonathan / Ken
Shelia Hancock........... Narrator
Jessica Henwick.............Helen
Katherine Jakeways.... Esther / Jacqui
Felicity Montagu..............Jan
Geoffrey Palmer..........Norman
Lizzie Roper............Angela
Penelope Wilton............Mary
Rufus Wright..............Frank.


THU 07:30 ReincarNathan (m000kx29)
Series 2

Eel

Nathan Blakely was a popstar. But he was useless, died, and was reincarnated. The comedy about Nathan’s adventures in the afterlife returns for a second series with Daniel Rigby and Diane Morgan, and guest-starring Romesh Ranganathan.

In the second episode, Nathan is brought back to life as an eel in a river in Norfolk. He’s desperate to join the cool adolescent eels as they migrate across the Atlantic to spawn in the Caribbean. But it’s too much too soon for Nathan. Will he ever learn to do the right thing and make it back to human again?

Cast:
Diane Morgan - Jenny
Daniel Rigby - Nathan
Tom Craine – Yellow Eel
Hugh Dennis – Nathan’s Dad
Henry Paker – Bouncer, Smuggler
Freya Parker – Vortex, Neil, Smuggler, Nathan’s Mum
Romesh Ranganathan - Jameel

Writers: Tom Craine and Henry Paker
Music composed by Phil Lepherd

Producer: Harriet Jaine
Studio Production: Jerry Peal

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 Round the Horne (b007jpdl)
Series 4

Episode 11

Kenneth Horne escapes Stalag Limpwrist, Rambling Syd Rumpo sings of a maiden's nodes and a visit to Bona Abbey with Julian and Sandy.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden.

Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London. Announcer: Douglas Smith

Round The Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio comedy Beyond Our Ken, after the end of writer Eric Merriman's involvement. Using the same cast and producer, Barry Took and Marty Feldman were persuaded to write the scripts - which led to four series that ran between 1965 and 1968 - packed full of parodies, recurring characters, catchphrases and double-entendres. Marty departed after series 3.

Scripted by Barry Took, Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer.

Music by the Max Harris Group.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in May 1968.


THU 08:30 Yes Minister (b007jznv)
Series 1

The Devil You Know

Cabinet reshuffle rumours unsettle MP Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Diana Hoddinott as Annie, John Nettleton as Sir Arnold and Arthur Cox as George.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m000l2yg)
Series 5

Virginia Woolf

James Walton’s literary quiz with Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks, Russell Davies and Sue Limb. From April 2002.

Author of the week: Virginia Woolf

Reader: Beth Chalmers.

Producer: Alexandra Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002.


THU 09:30 Bristow (b00cnhyq)
Series 1

Sun, Sea and Sabotage

The buying clerk's traditional summer plans are threatened by Chester Perry's new boy.

CAST:

Bristow …. Michael Williams
Jones …. Rodney Bewes
Hewitt …. Owen Brenman
Mrs Purdy …. Dora Bryan
Fudge …. Jon Glover

Music: John Whitehall

Written by Frank Dickens
Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


THU 10:00 Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet (b09w3ndq)
A Division of the Spoils

Episode 2

Guy returns to India for its independence, but the division of the country sparks tragic consequences.

Paul Scott's concluding novel about the end of the British Raj. Dramatised by Shelley Silas.

Lia Williams - Sarah Layton
Jeremy Northam - Guy Perron
Benedict Cumberbatch - Nigel Rowan
Alex Tregear - Susan Layton
Mark Bazeley - Ronald Merrick
Prasanna Puwanarajah as Hari Kumar
Gary Waldhorn - Bronowski
Shiv Grewal - Ahmed
Sean Baker - Major Peabody
Susan Jameson - Mrs Peabody
Matthew Thomas-Davies - Edward

Other parts by Nicholas Boulton, Emily Wachter, Amit Shah and Robert Hastie.

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0807v98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000blkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 Round the Horne (b007jpdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Yes Minister (b007jznv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l2yd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 The Write Stuff (m000l2yg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 14:30 Bristow (b00cnhyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 15:00 Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet (b09w3ndq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0807v98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 16:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000blkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 17:00 North by Northamptonshire (b017x4fn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 ReincarNathan (m000kx29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Philip Levene - Cold Storage (b007jxmr)
Cold stores are intended only for perishable goods - so the doors don't always have handles on the inside - as one accident-prone frozen food manufacturer finds out…

CAST:

Robert Craig …. Nigel Graham
Lucy Craig …. Bonnie Hurren
Alan Scott …. John Forrest

Written by Philip Levene.

Producer: Margaret Etal

First broadcast in Thirty-Minute Theatre on BBC Radio 4 in 1973


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b05qgch9)
Series 36

Rachel Johnson on Ottoline Morrell

Rachel Johnson author and journalist champions the life of Ottoline Morrell. The Bloomsbury hostess, a mistress, a dominant figure in the arts without being an artist herself was often mocked and ridiculed. Rachel tells Matthew Parris why her extraordinary life was a great life. They are also joined by author and one of Lady Ottoline's biographers Miranda Seymour.

Producer : Perminder Khatkar.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


THU 19:00 Round the Horne (b007jpdl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Yes Minister (b007jznv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l2yd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0807v98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000blkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 ReincarNathan (m000kx29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Ability (b087p7m6)
Episode 1

Lost Voice Guy (real name Lee Ridley) won the BBC Radio Stand-Up Comedy Award in 2014. He is a funny guy. He also has cerebral palsy and can only speak via a computer. Ability uses Lee's experiences of coping with this disability and weaves them into a sitcom.

It is based around Matt, who is leaving home for the first time to move in with Jess, his best friend from school. Matt's parents are worried, particularly his dad - they have always done everything for him. But Matt is determined even though his new carer, Bob, is not all he should be. Bob is new to the role, and although willing, he somehow manages to spend more time dealing weed and flogging knocked off TVs than cooking Matt's tea. But he treats Matt like an equal, and not all his previous carers have done that, and so the two form a bond. A bond that could lead Matt into an awful lot of trouble. Especially as Matt has never been above exploiting his circumstances if the situation arises - he's always known he could get away with murder (although he's never actually tried that of course.) But who would suspect the disabled guy? Could Matt and Bob become the new Del boy and Rodney? And if so, which is which?

Matt..............Lee Ridley
Jess...............Sammy T Dobson
Bob................ Allan Mustafa
Inner Voice.......Andrew Hayden-Smith
Peter................James Lailey
Maureen...........Alison Belbin
Drug User.........Keziah Joseph

Producer: Jane Berthoud
Written by: Lee Ridley & Katherine Jakeways
Production Coordinator: Tamara Shilham

Pilot for the following series.

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


THU 23:00 Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford (b0076dyj)
Series 2

Trouble Under the Sonnet

Salford's poet-in-residence, respected London bard Sir Ralph Stanza, runs classes in a garage in his mission to bring lyricism to the land of Lowry.

CAST:

Sir Ralph Stanza …. James Quinn

With Stephen Hoyle, Neil Bell, Mark Chatterton and Jemma Thompson..

Written by James Quinn.

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.


THU 23:15 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing (b01ckgh4)
Series 1

About Moving Out

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing tells the story of young, up-and-coming comedian Nathan Caton, who becomes the first in his family to graduate from University - only to opt for a career in comedy - much to his family's annoyance who want him to get a 'proper job' using his architecture degree.

Each episode is designed to show the criticism, interference and rollercoaster ride that Nathan endures from his family as he pursues his career against their wishes. The series is a mix of Nathan's stand-up intercut with scenes from his family life.

In Episode Two; Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing About Moving Out, Nathan decides it's time to leave home. But, can he find somewhere to live and will his mother allow him to leave?

Cast

Nathan ..... Nathan Caton
Grandma ..... Mona Hammond
Mum ..... Adjoa Andoh
Dad ..... Curtis Walker
Reverend Williams ..... Don Gilet
James ..... Ola

Written by: Nathan Caton
Additional material by: Ola and Maff Brown
Script Editor: James Kettle
Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


THU 23:30 Listen Against (b00tpswr)
Series 3

Episode 2

Listen Against: the programme that looks back at a week's worth of radio and TV that never happened. It's a bit like the BBC iPlayer. only with two eyes instead of one. And it's got ears.

This week, ecological and broadcast catastrophe strikes as BBC 3 leaks in to other channels, Edward Stourton and Gaby Roslin tunnel to the centre of the earth for Children in Need, and a preview of the new musical charting the dramatic lives of the Dimblebys: 'News Brothers'. With special guests Marcel Theroux and Julia Hartley-Brewer.

Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes.

Featuring: James Bachman, Stephen Critchlow, Sarah Hadland and David Schnieder.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.



FRIDAY 24 JULY 2020

FRI 00:00 Philip Levene - Cold Storage (b007jxmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b05qgch9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l2yd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Write Stuff (m000l2yg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Bristow (b00cnhyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet (b09w3ndq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0807v98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


FRI 04:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000blkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


FRI 05:00 North by Northamptonshire (b017x4fn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 ReincarNathan (m000kx29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l2hc)
4. The Proctor File

Hilary gets things taped, but has to take a jump to get back in the swim of things.

Angela Pleasence, Nigel Anthony and Margaret Wolfit star in a six part thriller about a young woman with computing skills being drawn into a spy adventure.

Written by Christopher Bidmead

Hilary ... Angela Pleasence
Beresford. ... Rolf Lefebvre
Jean .... Hilda Kriseman
Mortimer .... Dinsdale Landen

Produced by John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1970.


FRI 06:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmw)
Death on the Nile

Episode 5

Hercule Poirot's holiday has become a hideous nightmare. Can he finally fathom out the murderous events afloat?

The conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit.

CAST:

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Colonel Race …. Donald Sinden
Mrs Allerton …. Rosemary Leach
Pennington …. Stratford Johns
Linnet Ridgeway …. Elaine Pyke
Simon Doyle …. Robert Daws
Tim Allerton …. Nicholas Boulton
Jacqueline de Bellefort …. Amanda Barton-Chapple
Mrs Otterbourne …. Shirley Dixon
Rosalie Otterbourne …. Emma Woodvine
Joanna Southwood …. Joanna Monro
Monsieur Blondin …. Sean Baker
Rockford …. Ed Bishop
Fanthorp …. Robert May
Miss Van Schuyler …. Irene Sutcliffe
Dr Bessner …. Keith Drinkel
The Thomas Cook Agent …. Timothy Alcock
The Waiter …. Chris Pavlo

Dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell in five parts.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


FRI 07:00 Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre (b06qms9t)
Episode 2

Michael Frayn - the most comic philosophical writer of our time. An all-star cast has great fun with Frayn's hilarious view of us all. People talking. To each other, to the world at large, to themselves. Explaining. Heard, overheard, half-heard.

In Episode 2, we eavesdrop on two strangers in a café. Patricia Hodge is the woman who can't get names right. Joanna Lumley, listening in at the next table, longs to correct her. Adam Godley becomes increasingly obsessive in a doctor's surgery. Matthew Wolf, attending a lecture on words, doesn't care for the phrase 'if you like'. Sophie Winkleman and Charles Edwards, trying to find their destination, have 'WIC' - that's 'Words in Car'. Stephen Fry is a politician who believes he has mastered the intricacies of his mobile phone. Tom Hollander and Nigel Anthony share confidences in their own mathematically precise language. And Julian Sands suffers at the hands of Martin Jarvis' Pinteresque writer-tormentor.

This four-part series is Theatre in miniature. Short entertainments based on Frayn's recently acclaimed book, Matchbox Theatre. His brand new collection, now on the radio - the theatre of the listener's imagination. Set design, ice-cream sales, packet of nuts, where to sit - it's up to you. Just sit back and enjoy.

Episode 2 cast: Patricia Hodge, Joanna Lumley, Adam Godley, Mathew Wolf, Sophie Winkleman, Charles Edwards. Stephen Fry, Tom Hollander, Nigel Anthony, Julian Sands, Martin Jarvis.

Written by Michael Frayn

Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 07:30 Cabin Pressure (b00lt16c)
Series 2

Ipswich

When the crew have to go on a refresher Safety & Emergency Procedures course, it spells trouble for Douglas's inner dog and Martin's inner ear. Plus Arthur gets a chance to show off his exceptional eating skills.

With special guests Phil Davis ('Vera Drake') and Alex MacQueen ('The Thick Of It').

Starring
Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ..... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson ..... Roger Allam
Capt. Martin Crieff ..... Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey ..... John Finnemore
Mr Sargent ..... Phil Davis
Dr Peter Duncan ..... Alex MacQueen

Written by John Finnemore.

Produced & Directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 The Men from the Ministry (b00ysk98)
Four Men in a Wellington

The bumbling civil servants investigate a phantom air force base.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With special guests Kenneth Horne and Sam Costa.

And Norma Ronald, John Graham, Antony Viccars and Douglas Hankin.

Written by Edward Taylor, Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1968.


FRI 08:30 King Street Junior (b00th9m3)
Series 1

Redeployment

It's only the second day of term and already trouble is afoot. Plus Mrs Rudd has lost her teacup. Stars Peter Davison. From April 1985.


FRI 09:00 The Personality Test (b00m16xm)
Series 1

Greg Dyke

The former BBC director-general quizzes a panel about himself. With Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter and Robin Ince. From July 2006.


FRI 09:30 King of Bath (b049f20z)
The Clockwork Man

Can detective Beau Nash track down a highway man known as the Avon Avenger?

Arnold Evans' six-part sitcom.

Starring David Bamber as Beau Nash, Simon Ludders as Daniel Brewster, Stephen Thorne as Ned, Eiry Thomas as Annie, Andrew Wincott as Sir Percy and Claire Cage as Sophia.

Composer: John Hardy.

Directed at BBC Wales by Alison Hindell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.


FRI 10:00 Drama (b083j4z7)
The Hatton Garden Heist

Philip Palmer's drama explores one of the most audacious crimes of the last thirty years, in which a gang of thieves stole jewellery and cash with an estimated value of up to £200M from a secure vault in the heart of London.

The heist was a media sensation for months in 2015. The legend grew up that this was the perfect heist. However the criminals involved are now all in jail. All except one. The man who the press called Mr Ginger. The man who called himself Basil. No one knows who he is. The story of how he came to be part of this gang may or may not be true. It's a story that spans thirty years, and involves many of the most notorious characters in the world of organised crime. It's a story of murder, vengeance and gold.

Cast:

Narrator ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Brian ...... Peter Wight
Terry ...... Andy Linden
Basil ...... Paul Hilton
Danny ...... John Bowler
Kenny ...... David Sterne
Carl ...... Nicholas Murchie
Kenneth ...... Zubin Varla
Mike ...... John Dougall
Brenda ...... Clare Perkins
Nurse ...... Keziah Joseph

Director ...... Sasha Yevtushenko
Writer ...... Philip Palmer


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000l2hf)
Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.


FRI 12:00 The Men from the Ministry (b00ysk98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 King Street Junior (b00th9m3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l2hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 The Personality Test (b00m16xm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 14:30 King of Bath (b049f20z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 15:00 Drama (b083j4z7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000l2hf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 17:00 Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre (b06qms9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Cabin Pressure (b00lt16c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Kurt Vonnegut - Report on the Barnhouse Effect (b0085hqx)
Professor Barnhouse discovers a way of channelling his mind to control the forces of nature. The phenomenon becomes known as the "Barnhouse Effect". The academic sees his skill as a marvellous opportunity to secure world peace. However, the American government has other ideas...

Read by Stuart Milligan.

Report On The Barnhouse Effect was Kurt Vonnegut's first short story to be published in 1950.

Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076zh0)
Bitching

Kathy Lette, Kate Figes and Tom Mitchelson join Dominic Arkwright to discuss the motives for bitching. From August 2006.


FRI 19:00 The Men from the Ministry (b00ysk98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 King Street Junior (b00th9m3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 The Joke About Hilary Spite (m000l2hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jpmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000l2hf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Cabin Pressure (b00lt16c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Alex Edelman - Millennial (b055jpnw)
Alex Edelman, the 25 year-old Bostonian Native and Winner of the prestigious Best Newcomer Award at the 2014 Edinburgh Comedy Festival, presents a special half-hour version of his award winning show about the much misunderstood and ridiculed "Millennial" generation, and how he's used his smart-arse wit to bite back.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


FRI 23:00 Mitch Benn Specials (b067x5j1)
Mitch Benn Is the Fat Pink Duke

David Bowie is the first rock star Mitch can remember being aware of.

He was two, David was Ziggy Stardust, and he remembers feeling that while he liked him he didn't really get him. As he's grown up - and David Bowie has grown up right along side - Mitch realises that Not Really Getting David Bowie is the whole point...

Mitch Benn takes you on a whistlestop tour of Bowie's back catalogue, examining his legacy and Mitch's own personal connection to his music.

This is a comedy show for anyone who's ever bought a record or fallen in love with a song.

Written by and starring Mitch Benn

Producer: Alexandra Smith.


FRI 23:30 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b019n2m7)
Series 1

Politics

More historical heroism – as Aneurin Bevan, Hywel Dda and The Rebecca Rioters are put to the Totaliser. From January 2012.




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

A Good Read 15:30 SAT (b00sp1rq)

A Good Read 03:30 SUN (b00sp1rq)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00srnzz)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00srnzz)

Ability 22:30 THU (b087p7m6)

After Henry 08:30 WED (b007jpwp)

After Henry 12:30 WED (b007jpwp)

After Henry 19:30 WED (b007jpwp)

Albert and Me 08:30 TUE (b049f20x)

Albert and Me 12:30 TUE (b049f20x)

Albert and Me 19:30 TUE (b049f20x)

Alex Edelman - Millennial 22:30 FRI (b055jpnw)

All Those Women 12:30 SUN (b087ts6z)

All Those Women 17:30 SUN (b087ts6z)

All Those Women 22:00 SUN (b087ts6z)

All Those Women 05:30 MON (b087ts6z)

An Actor's Life for Me 08:30 SAT (b00rw8p7)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 WED (b01pglt3)

An Actor's Life for Me 14:30 WED (b01pglt3)

An Actor's Life for Me 02:30 THU (b01pglt3)

Armando Iannucci 22:30 WED (b007vlzn)

Bristow 09:30 SUN (b00ckd51)

Bristow 09:30 THU (b00cnhyq)

Bristow 14:30 THU (b00cnhyq)

Bristow 02:30 FRI (b00cnhyq)

Cabin Pressure 05:30 SAT (b00lq8lk)

Cabin Pressure 07:30 FRI (b00lt16c)

Cabin Pressure 17:30 FRI (b00lt16c)

Cabin Pressure 22:00 FRI (b00lt16c)

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing 23:15 THU (b01ckgh4)

Clayton Grange 23:30 SUN (b01mw5jb)

Comedy Greats 09:00 SAT (b01kjsg3)

Comedy Greats 19:00 SAT (b01kjsg3)

Dan and Nick: The Wildebeest Years 23:30 WED (b007jsmf)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:50 SUN (b0106x58)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 19:50 SUN (b0106x58)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (m000kvlb)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (m000kvlb)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b0807v98)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b0807v98)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (b0807v98)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 16:00 THU (b0807v98)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (b0807v98)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 04:00 FRI (b0807v98)

Dilemma 08:00 SAT (b017lfd5)

Dilemma 09:00 WED (b017vkrp)

Dilemma 14:00 WED (b017vkrp)

Dilemma 02:00 THU (b017vkrp)

Drama 10:00 FRI (b083j4z7)

Drama 15:00 FRI (b083j4z7)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:30 FRI (b019n2m7)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 22:30 TUE (b012fqnb)

Fags, Mags and Bags 23:00 WED (b07bb8b6)

Fear on 4 00:00 SAT (b007jnpz)

Fear on 4 18:00 MON (b007jnt6)

Fear on 4 00:00 TUE (b007jnt6)

Fear on 4 18:00 TUE (b007jnx3)

Fear on 4 00:00 WED (b007jnx3)

Fear on 4 18:00 WED (b007jp0h)

Fear on 4 00:00 THU (b007jp0h)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b05pn678)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b05pn678)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b05pn678)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b05qgch9)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b05qgch9)

Guess What? 12:00 SAT (b00757gr)

Guess What? 09:00 MON (b061fth0)

Guess What? 14:00 MON (b061fth0)

Guess What? 02:00 TUE (b061fth0)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jnmp)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jnmp)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jnmp)

Hazelbeach 07:00 TUE (b00899mt)

Hazelbeach 17:00 TUE (b00899mt)

Hazelbeach 05:00 WED (b00899mt)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 SAT (b007jxgm)

Hercule Poirot 16:00 SAT (b007jxgm)

Hercule Poirot 04:00 SUN (b007jxgm)

Hercule Poirot 06:30 MON (b007jpks)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 MON (b007jpks)

Hercule Poirot 20:30 MON (b007jpks)

Hercule Poirot 01:30 TUE (b007jpks)

Hercule Poirot 06:30 TUE (b007jpl9)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 TUE (b007jpl9)

Hercule Poirot 20:30 TUE (b007jpl9)

Hercule Poirot 01:30 WED (b007jpl9)

Hercule Poirot 06:30 WED (b007jplt)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 WED (b007jplt)

Hercule Poirot 20:30 WED (b007jplt)

Hercule Poirot 01:30 THU (b007jplt)

Hercule Poirot 06:30 THU (b007jpmb)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 THU (b007jpmb)

Hercule Poirot 20:30 THU (b007jpmb)

Hercule Poirot 01:30 FRI (b007jpmb)

Hercule Poirot 06:30 FRI (b007jpmw)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 FRI (b007jpmw)

Hercule Poirot 20:30 FRI (b007jpmw)

Hut 33 23:30 MON (b00wlldq)

Ian D Montfort Is: Unbelievable 22:30 MON (b01qjj3c)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m000l66p)

Inheritance Tracks 16:50 MON (m000l66p)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m000l66p)

Inheritance Tracks 04:50 TUE (m000l66p)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 08:30 MON (b007jpvy)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 12:30 MON (b007jpvy)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 19:30 MON (b007jpvy)

Joe Queenan: My Years of Awe and Wonder 13:00 SUN (b07wxpqh)

Joe Queenan: My Years of Awe and Wonder 01:00 MON (b07wxpqh)

King Street Junior 08:30 FRI (b00th9m3)

King Street Junior 12:30 FRI (b00th9m3)

King Street Junior 19:30 FRI (b00th9m3)

King of Bath 02:30 SAT (b048s4w0)

King of Bath 09:30 FRI (b049f20z)

King of Bath 14:30 FRI (b049f20z)

Kurt Vonnegut - Report on the Barnhouse Effect 18:00 FRI (b0085hqx)

Like They've Never Been Gone 09:30 TUE (b009prt3)

Like They've Never Been Gone 14:30 TUE (b009prt3)

Like They've Never Been Gone 02:30 WED (b009prt3)

Listen Against 23:30 THU (b00tpswr)

Louisa May Alcott - A Marble Woman 16:00 SUN (b09sncnt)

Louisa May Alcott - A Marble Woman 20:00 SUN (b09sncnt)

Louisa May Alcott - A Marble Woman 04:00 MON (b09sncnt)

MR James 18:30 SAT (b007jxyb)

MR James 00:30 SUN (b007jxyb)

Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation 22:00 SAT (b017mv2v)

Meet David Sedaris 07:30 TUE (b08wp5cq)

Meet David Sedaris 17:30 TUE (b08wp5cq)

Meet David Sedaris 22:00 TUE (b08wp5cq)

Meet David Sedaris 05:30 WED (b08wp5cq)

Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre 05:00 SAT (b06pxyt0)

Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre 07:00 FRI (b06qms9t)

Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre 17:00 FRI (b06qms9t)

Miss Marple 01:30 SAT (b010330g)

Miss Marple 13:00 SAT (b0100lqx)

Miss Marple 13:30 SAT (b0101p1x)

Miss Marple 14:00 SAT (b0102h2y)

Miss Marple 14:30 SAT (b0102tmh)

Miss Marple 15:00 SAT (b010330g)

Miss Marple 01:00 SUN (b0100lqx)

Miss Marple 01:30 SUN (b0101p1x)

Miss Marple 02:00 SUN (b0102h2y)

Miss Marple 02:30 SUN (b0102tmh)

Miss Marple 03:00 SUN (b010330g)

Miss Marple 06:00 SUN (b0100lqx)

Miss Marple 06:30 SUN (b0101p1x)

Miss Marple 07:00 SUN (b0102h2y)

Miss Marple 07:30 SUN (b0102tmh)

Miss Marple 08:00 SUN (b010330g)

Mitch Benn Specials 23:00 FRI (b067x5j1)

Multi Story Shorts 10:45 SUN (m000blkc)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 SUN (m000blkc)

Multi Story Shorts 11:45 THU (m000blkc)

Multi Story Shorts 16:45 THU (m000blkc)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 THU (m000blkc)

Multi Story Shorts 04:45 FRI (m000blkc)

Mum's on the Run 12:30 SAT (b00tgd1j)

Mum's on the Run 07:00 WED (b00tjf58)

Mum's on the Run 17:00 WED (b00tjf58)

Mum's on the Run 05:00 THU (b00tjf58)

Nick Fisher - The Shadow of Mir 18:00 SUN (b007k2vs)

Nick Fisher - The Shadow of Mir 00:00 MON (b007k2vs)

North by Northamptonshire 07:00 THU (b017x4fn)

North by Northamptonshire 17:00 THU (b017x4fn)

North by Northamptonshire 05:00 FRI (b017x4fn)

Not in Front of the Children 09:00 SUN (b0547v4w)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076zcp)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076zh0)

Parody Please 11:00 WED (m000l1g4)

Parody Please 16:00 WED (m000l1g4)

Parody Please 21:00 WED (m000l1g4)

Parody Please 04:00 THU (m000l1g4)

Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet 03:00 SAT (b09vb8y1)

Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet 10:00 MON (b09w2pyf)

Paul Scott - The Raj Quartet 15:00 MON (b09w2pyf)

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