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SATURDAY 29 AUGUST 2020

SAT 00:00 The Hospice by Robert Aickman (b0855zx8)
Maybury is driving home, he's lost, it's getting dark and he's running out of petrol.

BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe reads Robert Aickman’s teasingly elusive strange tale.

With a specially commissioned soundtrack by Vic Mars.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music in 2016.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b00771dl)
Telephones

Dominic Arkwright, Ben Goldacre, Sophie Borland and Joe Queenan discuss the cultural impact of the telephone. From November 2006.


SAT 01:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlfq)
1. Down These Mean Streets

Merseyside mother of two Rosie Monaghan is 39 and redundant.

Wondering what to do with the rest of her life - she decides to become a private detective...

Paula Wilcox stars in Alan McDonald's six-part thriller serial.

Rosie ...... Paula Wilcox
Margie ...... Elizabeth Estensen
Jerry ...... Christopher Bramwell
Mike ...... Steve Hodson
Bob ...... Dominic Grounsell
Carol ...... Helen Roberts
Andrew ...... Kim Wall

Others parts played by Federay Holmes, Siriol Jenkins, Matthew Morgan and Nicholas Murchie.

Music composed by Peter Howell.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


SAT 01:30 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000m0kf)
5. The Ends Justify the Means?

After the kidnapping of Ruth Cobb, DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge gets an unexpected ally.

But an ever bigger surprise is still to come...

Patrick Mower stars as Detective Constable ‘Birdie’ Partridge.

Chris Boucher's vintage crime serial about the mystery disappearance of a passenger from an ocean liner.

DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge …. Patrick Mower
Ruth Cobb …. Helen Atkinson Wood
Daryl Kennedy…. John Rowe
Garvey …. Gregory de Polnay
Bank Clerk …. Gary Cady
Stuart Cobb …. David Timson

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1981.


SAT 02:00 Wordaholics (b01rvptv)
Series 2

Episode 3

Gyles Brandreth chairs the word-obsessed comedy panel show.

Lloyd Langford and Susie Dent compete against Dave Gorman and Natalie Haynes to find out who has the most word know-how.

Dave Gorman guesses the meaning of the phrase 'living on Queen Street' from the late 1800s; Natalie Haynes unravels the word 'autodysomophobia'; Lloyd Langford guesses the meaning of the Yiddish word 'farpotshket'; and Susie Dent shares her love of the current Liverpool word 'twirlies' and explains the meaning of the word 'quockerwodger'.

Both teams also have a go at coming up with modern phrases to replace the old cliches 'When life give you lemons, make lemonade' and 'Beauty is only skin deep'.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2013.


SAT 02:30 Minor Adjustment (b0b0x50b)
Lollipops and Roses

Daughter Kate launches a campaign to help a lollipop man and family life is disrupted by a well-meaning TV documentary crew.

Six-part comedy series about the Stubbs family - cartoonist Richard, therapist Sarah and their daughters - Kate, aged 16 and three-year-old Amy who has Down's Syndrome.

Starring Peter Davison and Samantha Bond.

Written by son and father team, Andy and Eric Merriman - inspired by Andy's own four-year-old daughter, Sarah. Eric famously wrote legendary BBC comedy series 'Beyond Our Ken'.

Richard ...... Peter Davison
Sarah ...... Samantha Bond
Ron Miller ...... Peter Jones
Kate ...... Claire Russell
Amy ...... Sarah Merriman
Emma ...... Heather Jones
Michael ...... Stephen Critchlow
Chris ...... Keith Drinkel

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1996


SAT 03:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jps2)
2. The Affair

Anna's affair with young officer Vronsky has begun, but her pompous husband will not acknowledge it

Bored high society wife Anna embarks on a love affair.

Starring Teresa Gallagher, Toby Stephens and Nicholas Farrell.

Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel dramatised Ed Thomason.

Anna Karenina .... Teresa Gallagher
Alexis Vronsky .... Toby Stephens
Alexis Alexandrovich Karenin .... Nicholas Farrell
Serezha .... George Allonby
Mikhail Slyudin/Gardener .... Hugh Dickson
Lydia Ivanovna .... Carolyn Jones
Betsy .... Janet Maw
Peter .... Gerard McDermott
Alexander Vronsky .... Alex Lowe
Orderly/Mishkin/Coachman .... Robert Harper
Annushka .... Alison Pettitt
Stremov/Driver/Porter .... Ioan Meredith
Yashvin/1st officer .... Chris Pavlo
Ivan Serpukhovsky .... Chrisopher Scott

Translator: Louise Maude

Director: David Hitchinson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1997.


SAT 04:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000m0km)
Listener Week

This week Amanda Litherland is joined by producer Chris Pearson to hear a variety of podcast recommendations sent in by listeners.

We hear voice notes and emails recommending:

Just The Zoo Of Us
The Countryside Hour (BBC Radio Norfolk)
The Ballad of Billy Balls
The History of English
Floating
The Stoop
Constellation Prize
Small Doses
Decoder Ring Theatre

Plus, listener Blossom joins to talk about her wellness podcast Tea with HB.


SAT 05:00 The Golden Age (b01p068b)
Minority Appeal

Mabel suggests making some programmes for "minorities"; a suggestion which takes Lord Reith by surprise.

Meanwhile, Tharb does his best to cheer up BBC Radio's most depressed newsreader, Roger Eves.

Set in the BBC's Broadcasting House in London during the 1930s, this series follows head of programmes, John Tharb and his assistant, Mabel Hopcraft as they struggle to deal with the foibles and fragile egos of radio's biggest stars.

Robert Bathurst stars in the last episode of the radio sitcom written by Arthur Mathews.

Robert Bathurst.....John Tharb
Vicky McClure.....Mabel Hopcraft
Ford Kiernan.....Lord Reith
Peter Egan.....Doctor Ganley
Malcolm Tierney.....Sergeant Major
Kevin Bishop.....Ordinary Cockney Father / Perfumed Pete
Pippa Evans.....Ordinary Cockney Mother
Ewan Bailey.....Roger Eves / Fancy Dan
Moisty.....Arthur Mathews

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


SAT 05:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b07qbstb)
Series 4

Big Tom and the Hendersons

Episode 2 - Big Tom and The Hendersons. Dad tries to fight off an unwanted invasion while Granny turns to smuggling.

Series 4 of Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups presents another hilarious helping of down-the-line adventures from Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated Tom. Listen in on Tom's weekly phone calls home to his Mum, Dad and Gran in Sheffield and get a glimpse into the triumphs and tribulations of the Wrigglesworth clan in all its dysfunctional glory.

Starring Tom Wrigglesworth, Paul Copley, Kate Anthony, Elizabeth Bennett and Ed Kear.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle with additional material by Miles Jupp.

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production.


SAT 06:00 Eric Pringle - Sort of a Hero (m000m5hc)
Physical and mental stamina are pushed to the limits as Jeffery Cotterell retraces his dead brother's attempt on the 42 mountains of the Lake District.

Was Edward Cotterell's death an accident - or something more sinister..?

Eric Pringle's thriller is set against the exciting test of endurance known as the Bob Graham Round of the Fells.

Jeffery ...... Christian Rodska
Edward ...... John McCardle
Gilbert ...... Martin Reeve
Wendy ...... Diane Whitley
Vicky/Agatha ...... Sue Jenkins
John ...... Keith Ladd
Robert ...... John Branwell
Stan ...... Tom Bowles
Walter ...... John Basham
Jeffery as a boy ...... Karl Anthony Bonworth
Edward as a boy ...... Michael Turner

Director: Kay Patrick.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1991.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b05tl3jp)
Series 36

Antonia Quirke on Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando - greatest actor of the twentieth century?

Film critic Antonia Quirke definitely thinks he is. But the star of the Godfather, On the Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire divides opinion in this lively assessment of his life. With contributions from writer Robyn Karney and Joe Queenan in the United States. Matthew Parris presents.

The producer is Miles Warde.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SAT 08:00 Quote... Unquote (m00017qt)
Nigel Rees quizzes a host of celebrity guests on the origins of sayings and well-known quotes, and gets the famous panel to share their favourite anecdotes and quotes.

* Actress, writer and star of hit BBC Radio 4 comedy Dead Ringers - Jan Ravens
* Author of Brick Lane - Monica Ali
* Broadcaster and former host of BBC TV's Going For Gold - Henry Kelly

This is the 54th series of the popular humorous celebrity quotations quiz.

In almost 40 years, Nigel Rees has been joined by writers, actors, musicians, scientists and various comedy types. Kenneth Williams, Judi Dench, PD James, Larry Adler, Ian McKellen, Peter Cook, Kingsley Amis, Peter Ustinov… have all graced the Quote Unquote stage.

Presenter: Nigel Rees
Producer: Simon Nicholls

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2018.


SAT 08:30 Kathmandu or Bust (b07mfggz)
Dover and Out

Five Travellers, an old army truck and a dream - oh, and a clueless expedition leader who's never been outside Europe and can't read a map...

Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Series written by Mike Yeaman and David Napthine.

Simon …. David Haig
Mechanic …. Peter Serafinowicz
Petra …. Michelle Chadwick
Callum …. Forbes Masson
Trigger …. Richard Ridings
Joan …. Sarah Crowden
Ellie …. Lolly Susi
Bernice …. Natasha Pyne

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1996.


SAT 09:00 I Did It My Way (b00cfmpg)
Galton and Simpson

The creators of Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son - comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson chat to Peter Reed about their radio life and times.

102 episodes of their classic sitcom Hancock's Half Hour were recorded for BBC Radio between 1954 and 1959.

58 episodes of Steptoe and Son were recorded for BBC TV – with 51 re-recorded for BBC Radio.

The duo's choice from the archive features:

* HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR - The Threatening Letters:
The lad is full of the joys of Spring - until the postman arrives.
Starring Tony Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.
From May 1958

* THE GALTON AND SIMPSON PLAYHOUSE - Clicquot et Fils:
Monsieur Clicquot plans to improve his ailing funeral parlour.
Starring Richard Griffiths and Josie Lawrence.
From December 1998.

* FRANKIE HOWERD & JUNE WHITFIELD - 'Up Je T'aime'
The duo's 1971 parody of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg's song originally banned by the BBC

* STEPTOE AND SON AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE
1963 recording from The Royal Variety Performance.

* STEPTOE AND SON - Porn Yesterday:
Harold Steptoe is aghast when he sees for himself 'What the Butler Saw'.
Adapted from the TV script. Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.
From March 1976.

* HANCOCK: The Radio Ham: the Pye re-recording:
The originally BBC TV-only episode performed by The Lad Himself before an audience for an album release in 1961.
Amateur radio enthusiast Tony Hancock receives a mayday call from a yachtsman in distress.

Presenter: Peter Reed
Producer: Mik Wilkojc

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


SAT 12:00 Clare in the Community (b03nt9vm)
Series 9

Stand By Your Man

Clare has mysteriously abandoned her honeymoon and come back to work at Sparrowhawk Family Centre. The rest of the social workers have an unfortunate experience on a community project, and Brian struggles to enjoy a holiday on his own.

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

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her 30s, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Clare continually struggles to control both her professional and private life.

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Clare ...... Sally Phillips
Brian ...... Alex Lowe
Jill ...... Nina Conti
Petra ...... Nina Conti
Ray ...... Richard Lumsden
Helen ...... Liza Tarbuck
Libby ...... Sarah Kendall
Joan ...... Sarah Thom
Queenie ...... Hannah Gordon
Hazel ...... Hannah Gordon
Ben ...... John Norton

Producer: Alexandra Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2014.


SAT 12:30 Pankhiraj (b07n36t8)
Homeward Bound

Will an unexpected event bring Nishith and Sripurna closer together?

Three generations of women collide in the conclusion of Tanika Gupta's four-part comedy.

Starring Charubala Chokshi, Souad Faress and Meera Syal.

Malati ...... Meera Syal
Dida ...... Charubala Chokshi
Sripurna ...... Souad Faress
Rehana ...... Vinny Dhillon
Geoffrey ...... Geoffrey Beevers
Nishith ...... Bhasker Patel

Director: Michelle Matherson Frederick

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.


SAT 13:00 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000lz5m)
1. Did He Fall? Or...

As the ocean liner Carthena, sails to Southampton, a passenger walks on the dark deck, not knowing his death is only seconds away.

It's a death which will set in motion a criminal investigation stretching from England to Australia.

Patrick Mower stars as Southampton Detective Constable ‘Birdie’ Partridge.

Chris Boucher's vintage crime serial in five parts

DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge …. Patrick Mower
DS Dunne …. Geoffrey Matthews
Ruth Cobb …. Helen Atkinson Wood
Martin Lennister …. David McAlister
Captain of the Carthena …. Nicholas Courtney
Australian Driver …. Anthony Jackson

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1981.


SAT 13:30 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000lzj1)
2. Hostile Witness

DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge has an amateur sidekick. But is she potentially the next victim?

Patrick Mower stars as Southampton Detective Constable ‘Birdie’ Partridge.

Chris Boucher's vintage crime serial about the mystery disappearance of a passenger from an ocean liner.

DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge …. Patrick Mower
Ruth Cobb …. Helen Atkinson Wood
Daryl Kennedy …. John Rowe
Hotel Receptionist …. John Hollis
Server in Chip Shop …. John Warner

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1981.


SAT 14:00 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000m0tv)
3. Unofficial Investigations

Ruth Cobb 's brother has died in mysterious circumstances while on a sea voyage from Australia to England.

Despite being ordered not to, ‘Birdie’ and DS Dunne keep investigating. Meanwhile Ruth is making her own enquiries and is facing danger....

Patrick Mower stars as Detective Constable ‘Birdie’ Partridge.

Chris Boucher's vintage crime serial about the mystery disappearance of a passenger from an ocean liner.

DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge …. Patrick Mower
Ruth Cobb …. Helen Atkinson Wood
DS Dunne …. Geoffrey Matthews
Hotel Receptionist …. John Hollis
Superintendent …. Alan Dudley
Mrs Flanders …. Heather Bell
Detective …. Crawford Logan
Jones …. Derek Pollitt
Minicab Driver …. Martin Friend
Hotel Landlord …. Peter Tuddenham

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1981.


SAT 14:30 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000m136)
4. Mistaken Identity

Stuart Cobb died in strange circumstances. So too did Terri Seldon, a girlfriend of his.

Now his sister Ruth makes a big mistake by visiting the scene of her murder...

Patrick Mower stars as Detective Constable ‘Birdie’ Partridge.

Chris Boucher's vintage crime serial about the mystery disappearance of a passenger from an ocean liner.

DC ‘Birdie’ Partridge …. Patrick Mower
Ruth Cobb …. Helen Atkinson Wood
Daryl Kennedy…. John Rowe
Garvey …. Gregory de Polnay
Inspector …. Michael Godley
Mr Dibley …. Michael Tudor Barnes
Shop Assistant …. Patience Tomlinson

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1981.


SAT 15:00 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000m0kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 today]


SAT 15:30 A Good Read (b00v1q45)
Shirley Williams and Sathnam Sanghera

Sue MacGregor and her guests - veteran politician Baroness Shirley Williams and writer Sathnam Sanghera - discuss favourite books by Khaled Hosseini, Giles Smith and Michael Ondaatje.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Lost in Music by Giles Smith
Publisher: Picador

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Publisher: Bloomsbury

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2010.


SAT 16:00 Eric Pringle - Sort of a Hero (m000m5hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b05tl3jp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b09xnnjl)
Hexagonal Phase

5. Part the 0.83333

Thor vs Wowbagger in a fight-to-the-death, followed by cheesy nibbles and drinks.

A full-cast production of the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy, based on Eoin Colfer’s ‘And Another Thing...’

The Book …. John Lloyd
Arthur Dent …. Simon Jones
Ford Prefect …. Geoff McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox …. Mark Wing-Davey
Tricia …. Sandra Dickinson
Trillian …. Susan Sheridan
Random …. Samantha Beart
Wowbagger …. Toby Longworth
Thor …. Mitch Benn
Constant Mown …. Andy Secombe
Fenchurch …. Jane Horrocks
Hillman Hunter …. Ed Byrne
Cthulu …. Jon Culshaw
Marvin …. Jim Broadbent
The Guide Mk II …. Stephen Hawking
The Consultant …. Lenny Henry
Heimdall …. Tom Alexander
Aseed …. Phillip Pope
Modgud …. Theo Maggs
Baldur …. Phillipe Bosher
Announcer …. John Marsh

Based on the novel with additional material by Douglas Adams
The series is co-written, directed and sound-designed by Dirk Maggs.

Music by Philip Pope

Produced by Dirk Maggs, Helen Chattwell and David Morley

A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in March 2018.


SAT 18:30 Ben Moor - Undone (b008zdkt)
Series 2

Unwelcome

Edna and Tankerton return to her home town and attend a fete worse than death.

Staring Alex Tregear and Ben Moor.

Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga about magazine editor Edna Turner entering a parallel world where her version of London is replaced with the city of Undone.

Edna Turner ...... Alex Tregear
Tankerton Slopes ...... Ben Moor
Billy/Carlo ..... Duncan Wisbey
Rosie Turner ...... Emma Kennedy

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Colin Anderson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Radio Comedy and first broadcast in February 2008.


SAT 19:00 I Did It My Way (b00cfmpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b09gkcst)
Series 2

La Vie Moral

Alexei considers how one might live an ethical life, recounts the difficulties he faced when tracking down his lost cat and pays penance for a feud with another performer.

Written by Alexei Sayle
Performed by Alexei Sayle
Original music and lyrics by Tim Sutton
Produced by Joe Nunnery
A BBC Studios Production.


SAT 22:30 Agendum (b0bh468b)
Series 1

Threat

Current affairs parody and stupidly feasible visit to the 24-hour Hall Of Opinion Mirrors. Because there are two stories to every story .

The very young, the very old and Stevenage all come under the microscope of talking, collimated by Alexandra Palisades in this parody created by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris

With Carrie Quinlan as Alexandra Palisades and also starring:
Justin Edwards
Melanie Hudson
Simon Kane
Jess Robinson
Luke Sumner
Tony Way

Written by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris

Produced by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 23:00 That Mitchell and Webb Sound (b03phz0k)
Series 5

Episode 5

Bonus material from David Mitchell and Robert Webb's 5th series of sketches with Olivia Colman and James Bachman. From 2013.


SAT 23:30 The Mary Whitehouse Experience (b043bldw)
Series 4

Episode 1

Doped horse racing and political party conferences are under scrutiny.

Starring the double double-acts of David Baddiel and Rob Newman and Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. With Mark Thomas.

BBC Radio 1's alternative comedy with sketches, stand-up and the odd spot of audience participation. Starting in 1989, the foursome's popularity sparked a BBC TV-transfer of the same name.

Producer: Armando Iannucci

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in October 1990.



SUNDAY 30 AUGUST 2020

SUN 00:00 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b09xnnjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Ben Moor - Undone (b008zdkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000lz5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:30 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000lzj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000m0tv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000m136)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000m0kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 A Good Read (b00v1q45)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Eric Pringle - Sort of a Hero (m000m5hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b05tl3jp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000lz5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 06:30 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000lzj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]


SUN 07:00 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000m0tv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 07:30 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000m136)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 08:00 Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark (m000m0kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]


SUN 08:30 Ray's a Laugh (b00ssp46)
From 15/11/1949

Ted and Kitty quarrel over her frock - and reporter George gets festive.

Starring Ted Ray.

With Kitty Bluett, Peter Sellers, Patricia Hayes, Fred Yule and Leslie Perrins.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949 to 1961.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray.

Music from Bob & Alf Pearson and The Beaux and The Belles.

BBC Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black.

Producer: George Inns

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1949.


SUN 09:00 Not in Front of the Children (b05qdylk)
Series 1

Echo of the Past

Jen gets jealous when she sees Henry talking to an old girlfriend.

The comedy mishaps of the Corner family: Jennifer and Henry and their three children Trudi, Amanda and Robin. Family sitcom, Not in Front of the Children originally ran for four series from 1967 to 1970 on BBC TV. Richard Waring adapted his own scripts for this radio version, now fully restored from the original reel-to-reel tapes.

CAST:

Jennifer …. Wendy Craig
Henry …. Francis Matthews
Mary …. Charlotte Mitchell
Trudi …. Roberta Tovey
Robin …. Hugo Keith-Johnston
Amanda …. Jill Riddick
Bettina Marlowe …. Helen Lindsay
Secretary …. Anna Dawson

Music by Ronnie Hazlehurst

Producer: Trafford Whitelock

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1969.


SUN 09:30 Rent (b04ndrzg)
Series 2

Episode 3

Maria is stuck for a subject for her article, Ruby's dissertation is going nowhere and all Paul and Richard can do is ogle supermodels ...

Lucy Flannery's Writers' Guild award-winning sitcom about Maria and Richard who take in lodgers.

Maria ...... Barbara Flynn
Richard ...... Patrick Barlow
Amy ...... Linda Polan
Paul ...... Toby Longworth
Ruby ...... Vivienne Rochester.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1995.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08y77bp)
Roy Dotrice

From Frank Sinatra to Dylan Thomas. Actor Roy Dotrice shares his castaway choices with Roy Plomley. From January 1977.


SUN 10:30 Know Your Place (b01852w0)
Lift Off

Caretaker Ramsay Potts' love of rules sparks catastrophe for an MP in a lift...

Ramsay Potts is the jobsworth caretaker at a crumbling Edwardian block of flats, pursued by the over-amorous cleaner Elsie Spurgeon.

Starring Roy Dotrlce as Ramsay Potts and Patricia Hayes as Elspeth Spurgeon

Eight-part sitcom written by Andrew Palmer and Nell Brennan.

With Frank Thornton, John Graham, April Walker and John Glover.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1982.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b0bk19xr)
Series 4

Buried Bodies

Radiolab asks how far lawyers should go to provide the best defence to the worst people?

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

Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich investigate a strange world.

First broadcast on public radio in the USA in 2016.


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (b08jp68t)
Street Reach Girls

Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'Street Reach Girls'.

At a drop-in centre in Yorkshire prostitutes get more than just condoms, health advice, showers and tea: they get Barnsley poet Ian McMillan to help them write poems about their life.

A documentary with verse that tells their story, written by Ian and the Street Reach Girls.

Produced in Bristol by Mark Jobst.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


SUN 12:30 All Those Women (b09ppwdz)
Series 3

Episode 2

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

Maggie's in a flap after her free-spirited cousin Max arrives for a visit and Jen turns out to be an unexpected source of parenting wisdom for Layla.

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.

Written by KATHERINE JAKEWAYS
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios Production.


SUN 13:00 Natalie Haynes' Back to School (b01rfxjr)
Former school teacher, then stand-up and now writer and broadcaster Natalie Haynes relives the highlights and horrors of school days, courtesy of the BBC archive:

* Bleak Expectations
Series 1 (1/6) A Childhood Cruelly Kippered:
Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof reveals the downward spiral of young Pip Bin's life. Stars Richard Johnson, Anthony Head, Celia Imrie and Geoffrey Whitehead. From August 2007.

* The Jason Byrne Show
Series 1 (1/6) Education:
Award-winning Irish comedian Jason Byrne takes aim at the world of classrooms, teachers and school-bullying. With guest Ivan Brackenbury. From July 2008.

* The Burkiss Way
Series 2 (9/13) Skive from School the Burkiss Way:
Can 'Moses Minor' lead the boys of Greyfriars away from the clutches of their oppressors? Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Nigel Rees. From February 1977.

* Clare in the Community
Series 1 (6/6) Stage Fright:
The social worker and control freak's disgruntled husband Brian writes a play based on their marriage. Stars Sally Phillips and Alex Lowe. From December 2004.

* King Street Junior
Series 2 (9/10) Sports Day:
As both pupils and staff get in training, school headmaster Mr Beeston gets a cryptic note. Stars James Grout and Peter Davison. From March 1987.

* Hancock's Half Hour
Series 4 (15/20) The Old School Re-Union:
Surprises are in store as the lad heads back for prize-giving day at his old school. Stars Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams. From January 1957.

Producer: Mik Wilkojc

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2013


SUN 16:00 Pepys: Fire of London (b01sc9cp)
London in 1666 was a health and safety nightmare. It was illegal to build with wood and thatch but people did it anyway. Foundries were forbidden in the city but that didn't stop them operating. Charles II had banned dangerous overhanging windows but this was ignored by local government who carried on building them regardless. Many homes still contained muskets and gunpowder left over from Cromwell's time. Six hundred tons of highly potent gunpowder were stored in the Tower of London itself. Riverfront warehouses were full of oil and tallow. There was no fire service.

In Pudding Lane, on 2 September, after a day of slaving over a hot oven, Thomas Farrinor, baker to King Charles II, went to bed unaware that his oven was still alight. The smouldering embers ignited some nearby firewood and by 1 o'clock in the morning his house was ablaze. A strong wind on that September morning ensured that sparks flew everywhere . . .

Samuel Pepys' diary of the following days, dramatised by Hattie Naylor, reveals the unfolding drama of 350 years ago.

Samuel Pepys …. Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys …. Katherine Jakeways
King Charles II …. Ewan Bailey
Mrs Wood …. Siriol Jenkins
Mr Houblon …. Richard Nichols
Mr Howells …. Dick Bradnum
Mayor Bludworth …. Matthew Gravelle
Jane …. Rebecca Newman
Will …. John Biddle
Mrs Batelier …. Eiry Thomas

Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, words by Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by Alice Baxter.
Historical consultant: Liza Picard
Sound by Nigel Lewis

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b08jp68t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 All Those Women (b09ppwdz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Mind's Eye (b007jyvk)
Lodgers

Maeve Hamilton runs a busy bed and breakfast in Dublin, but only she seems to be able to see the guests. Psychotherapists Lorcan and Aoife investigate...

Five tales of the paranormal written by Gemma McMullan and Gerry Casey.

CAST:

Lorcan Molloy …. Dermot Crowley
Aoife Molloy …. Cathy Belton
Fergus Rainer …. Mark Lambert
Brian Walsh …. Richard Orr
Maeve Hamilton …. Stella McCusker
Daniel Hamilton …. Miche Doherty
Gillian Power …. Aine McCartney

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast in 2006.


SUN 18:30 The Man in Black (b00yhs8p)
Series 3

Connect

Helpline volunteer Rosie receives a series of strange calls from a sinister caller raking up her past...

Mark Gatiss returns as the sinister raconteur, The Man in Black, to introduce Lucy Moore's chilling tale that may make you think twice before picking up the phone.

CAST:

Rosie …. Claire Harry
Mike …. Iain Batchelor
The Demon …. Eliza Caitlin Parkes
Sam …. Lloyd Thomas
Liz …. Leah Brotherhood
The Volunteer …. Deeivya Meir

More horrifying tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Director: Abigail le Fleming

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b0bk19xr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Pepys: Fire of London (b01sc9cp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08y77bp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:30 Know Your Place (b01852w0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:30 today]


SUN 22:00 All Those Women (b09ppwdz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00c5xtr)
Series 2

Episode 5

An attic full of peas, switching from Girl Guide to sumo wrestler and dull geological holidays. With Ben Moor. From June 2008.


SUN 23:00 Liam Williams: Ladhood (b06ns6l4)
Series 1

The Fight

Liam Williams - a two-time Edinburgh Festival Award nominated comedian - shares his teenage misadventures in the Yorkshire suburbs.

With evocative monologues by "Adult Liam" being interjected with flashback scenes from his teenage years, the four-part series was recorded in Leeds and stars teens from Yorkshire.

Each episode delves into Liam's memories of his first fight, virginity loss, the best house party ever organised, and his marvellous outwitting of an entire teaching staff.

This is the New Labour, post-mining, aspirational heartland, meeting 50 Cent and Generation Y ennui, represented in a bourgeois radio format - by one of Britain's most exciting comedians.

Producer: Arnab Chanda

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


SUN 23:30 What to Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else (b014qnds)
Series 2

Home Making

A second series of this popular and critically acclaimed series from Andrew Lawrence in which each episode addresses how we try to fit in and find our place in society. This week: Home making - exploring the perils and frustrations of decorating and furnishing our homes and then inviting people round.


SUN 23:45 My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage (b010j4pd)
And Cue Supersonic

The washed-up TV star finds himself 'In the Psychiatrist's Chair' with Dr Anthony Clare. With Ben Miller. From October 1996.



MONDAY 31 AUGUST 2020

MON 00:00 Mind's Eye (b007jyvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 The Man in Black (b00yhs8p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Natalie Haynes' Back to School (b01rfxjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Pepys: Fire of London (b01sc9cp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b08jp68t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 All Those Women (b09ppwdz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlg3)
2. Following From In Front

Who is novice private-eye Rosie Monaghan's mystery client? And how do you trail somebody?

Alan McDonald's six-part thriller serial starring Paula Wilcox as Rosie, Elizabeth Estensen as Margie, Christopher Bramwell as Jerry, Kim Wall as Andrew Stephenson, David Thorpe as Graham, Dominic Letts as Bill Jones, Dominic Grounsell as Bob and Helen Roberts as Carol.

Music composed by Peter Howell.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1993.


MON 06:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b01614qr)
Episode 1

Written and read by Mark Gatiss.

The third in a trilogy of spoof spy novels detailing the devilishly daring adventures of debonair secret agent, Lucifer Box.

It's 1953. Our hero is approaching retirement and dismayed to find that he's now more used to veneration than exhilaration. Patronised by his successor and generally feeling jaded, Box decides to take action. What better to put the spring back in his step than a date with his charming young secretary Miss Beveridge? There's also the glimmer of an exciting new case, as Box begins to investigate what - or who - caused his oldest friend Christopher Miracle to drive his car off a cliff and plunge to his death.

Abridged by David Jackson Young.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2011.


MON 07:00 Michael Fabbri's Dyslexicon (b07c56j3)
School Days

Comedian Michael Fabbri is dyslexic, but this programme is not a message of hope and encouragement. This programme is a catalogue of mistakes and challenges that Michael has faced throughout his life.

This hilarious account of his school years details the mental scarring of being forced to play Romeo and being confronted with surprise bible readings.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b017vsjf)
Series 56

Episode 4

The nation's favourite wireless entertainment with a second show from Sage Gateshead. Regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined on the panel by Marcus Brigstocke with Jack Dee in the chair. Colin Sell attempts piano accompaniment. Producer - Jon Naismith.


MON 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00v3nlg)
Series 5

Episode 2

Celebrating Spring - and 'Champion the Wonder Mouse'.

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

Stars Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.

Written by Bill Oddie and Geoff Hales.

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

Music and songs by Dave Lee and Bill Oddie.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1967.


MON 08:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jps8)
The Friends of Frambourne Pier

Frank Pike and Bert Hodges try to enlist some volunteers to help restore the pier.

A seaside saga of pier perpetuation written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

CAST:

Arthur Wilson … John Le Mesurier
Bert Hodges …. Bill Pertwee
Frank Pike …. Ian Lavender
Fred Guthrie …. Glynn Edwards
Miss Perkins …. Viviene Martin
Mrs Briggs … Hilda Braid
Ernest Woolcott …. Michael Knowles

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 1983.


MON 09:00 Guess What? (b066f71q)
Episode 8

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

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

Regular Geoffrey Durham is joined by Chris Serle and Clare Francis.

Written by Michael Dines.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1998.


MON 09:30 Control Group Six (b08ny12d)
Series 2

Episode 4

After reading a press release announcing his assassination, president Dr Heaven realises that life as a puppet dictator doesn't mean always getting your own way.

The second series of the bizarre four-part comedy - half sketch show and half psychological thriller. Written and performed by Richard Bean, Andrew Clifford, Clive Coleman and Colin Swash. With Geraldine Fitzgerald.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


MON 10:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jpsj)
3. The Impact

Leo Tolstoy .... Author
Ed Thomason .... Dramatist
Louise Maude .... Translator
Aylmer Maude .... Translator

Anna Karenina .... Teresa Gallagher
Alexis Vronsky .... Toby Stephens
Alexis Alexandrovich Karenin .... Nicholas Farrell
Serezha .... George Allonby
Annushka .... Alison Pettitt
Yashvin/1st Officer .... Chris Pavlo
Johanne .... Ioan Meredith
Doctor/Hotel Manager .... Chrisopher Scott
Korney .... Stephen Thorne
Slyudin .... Hugh Dickson
Countess Lydia .... Carolyn Jones
Princess Betsy .... Janet Maw
Stiva Oblonsky .... Sean Baker
Vasily Lukich .... Robert Harper


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000m64t)
Series 7

Citizen Science

Guy Raz explores how ordinary citizens are helping to make ground-breaking discoveries in science.

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

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2017.


MON 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00v3nlg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jps8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b01614qr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Guess What? (b066f71q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 14:30 Control Group Six (b08ny12d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 15:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jpsj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 TED Radio Hour (m000m64t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 17:00 Michael Fabbri's Dyslexicon (b07c56j3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b017vsjf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmqp)
Operation Luna

1. Countdown to Peril

It’s 1965. Jet Morgan is in Australia, preparing for 'Operation Luna,' set to be man's first trip to the Moon.

CAST:

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams
Other parts by John Cazabon.

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

A futuristic thirteen-part tale first heard in 1953 however, the original recordings were erased.

This re-recording first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1958.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00v72fr)
Tim Mackintosh-Smith and Philip Norman

Sue MacGregor and her guests - biographer Philip Norman, and Arabist and travel writer Tim Mackintosh Smith - discuss favourite books by Adam Nicolson, and J.M. Coetzee.

Sea Room by Adam Nicolson
Publisher: Harper Collins

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

Youth by J.M. Coetzee
Publisher: Vintage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2010.


MON 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00v3nlg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jps8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b01614qr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000m64t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b017vsjf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Nick Revell Show (b007k2dc)
Series 1

Episode 5

The writer struggles for cash, while his geraniums moan about Christmas decorations. With Alistair McGowan. From February 1992.


MON 23:00 Summer Comedy Festival (m000m0b8)
Darren Harriott

Darren Harriott curates his ideal festival: a magical carnival of surprise called The Festival of the Unexpected. Featuring trombonists, acrobats, wrestling and opera, it's a whimsical journey through Darren's favourite things with his favourite people. Also, there are vampires.

This episode features Faye Treacy, Aaron Twitchen, Rob Halden and Alice Ruxandra Bell, with writing by Natasha Mwansa and Kemah Bob. Piano accompaniment was provided by Alex Beetschen.

The producer was Ella Watts, and the production co-ordinator was Caroline Barlow. Sound design is by Chris Maclean. This is a BBC Studios production.


MON 23:30 Radio Active (b00gsy6s)
Series 7

Mike Says - Here's a Bit of Talent

Your chance to help Radio Active spot the stars of the future - and wreck any career they might have had.

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

Music by Philip Pope and Angus Deayton - with guest singer Kate Robbins.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.



TUESDAY 01 SEPTEMBER 2020

TUE 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmqp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00v72fr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlg3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b01614qr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Guess What? (b066f71q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Control Group Six (b08ny12d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jpsj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 TED Radio Hour (m000m64t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Michael Fabbri's Dyslexicon (b07c56j3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b017vsjf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgf)
3. Back Against the Wall

A row over privatisation breaks out - and private eye Rosie has doubts over the apparently innocent death...

Alan McDonald's six-part thriller serial starring Paula Wilcox as Rosie, Elizabeth Estensen as Margie, Christopher Bramwell as Jerry, Dominic Grounsell as Bob, Helen Roberts as Carol, Steve Hodson as Mike, Paul Barber as Martin Bullivant, Kim Wall as Andrew Stephenson, Dominic Letts as Bill Jones, Pauline Yates as Elsie, Gareth Armstrong as Detective Sergeant Murdoch and Michael Onslow as Hickey.

Other parts played by Teresa Gallagher, Vivienne Rochester, James Taylor and James Telfer.

Music composed by Peter Howell.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1993.


TUE 06:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0161cl2)
Episode 2

Written and read by Mark Gatiss.

Set in the 1950s, this is the third in a trilogy of spoof spy novels featuring the adventures of debonair - if now slightly decrepit - secret agent Lucifer Box.

Of an indeterminate age, Box is heading towards retirement as Head of the Royal Academy, aka the very secret, Secret Service. Having had his advances rejected by his successor's secretary, Box heads to Soho in search of oblivion. There, he's shaken out of his self-pity when he witnesses a most curious assassination; soon he's heading across Europe, in the wake of the mysterious killer.

Abridged by David Jackson Young.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2011.


TUE 07:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b08bzp9r)
Series 6

Episode 6

John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore's Double Acts and regular guest on The Now Show and The Unbelievable Truth, returns for a sixth series of his multi-award-winning Souvenir Programme, joined as ever by Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin, and Carrie Quinlan.

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme was described by The Radio Times as "the best sketch show in years, on television or radio", and by The Daily Telegraph as "funny enough to make even the surliest cat laugh". Already the winner of a BBC Audio Drama Award and a Radio Academy Silver Award, John was named the 2016 Radio Broadcaster of the Year by the Broadcasting Press Guild for his work on Souvenir Programme.

6/6
In this final edition of the sixth series of Souvenir Programme, John lets Lawry take over, with inevitable reactions from Carrie, Margaret and Simon. And, well... Since you ask him for a musical finale...

Written by & starring ... John Finnemore
Cast ... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Cast ... Simon Kane
Cast ... Lawry Lewin
Cast ... Carrie Quinlan

Original music composed by ... Susannah Pearse
Piano ... Susannah Pearse
Flute ... Caroline Ardron
Bassoon ... Joanna Baillie Stark
Cello ... Sally Stares

Production Coordinator...Sophie Richardson

Producer ... Ed Morrish

A BBC Studios Production.


TUE 07:30 The Lenny Henry Show (m000m13y)
Episode 1

Character-based sketch comedy from Lenny Henry, featuring old favourites like Deakus (musing about Covid from his care home) and Brixton-based DJ Delbert Wilkins, who's with his mate Winston talking about homeschooling.

There's also new characters such as Mr Stone, the former Special Forces operative-turned-teacher, and paranoid Aaron, who sees crime everywhere. And there's an outtake from the Repair Shop, an appeal by parents who have been cancelled by their kids, and a debut from Northern grime artist The Yorkshire Moor, rapping about lockdown.

Cast includes Lenny Henry, Vas Blackwood, George Fouracres, Llewella Gideon, Freya Parker, and Cherrelle Skeete.

Written by Lenny Henry and Max Davis, with Nathan Bryon and Tom Melia, Tasha Dhanraj, Kim Fuller, Benjamin Partridge and Nathan Roberts.

Music by Lawrence Insula, with Lockdown based on an original song, Shutdown by Skepta.

Produced by Sam Michel.

A Douglas Road and Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jnb4)
Series 6

Scradje

With Britain's boots exploding, Neddie Seagoon tackles a national 'scradje' shortage. Stars Spike Milligan. From March 1956.


TUE 08:30 J Kingston Platt (b01s6bkk)
My Discovery

The showbiz veteran recalls taking on a pupil with incredible results. Written and read by Peter Jones. From September 1993.


TUE 09:00 Summer Comedy Festival (m000m0b8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b010j4pg)
Series 1

The Swim

Does it seem that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds who should've been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage?

Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon, writer and liver of life at the cutting edge. Above The Cutting Edge, to be accurate, a one-bedroom flat over a hairdresser's in Berkhamsted, where Ed has lived on his own since his wife and grown-up kids left him, forcing the sale of the London home.

Ed's first (and to date last) published novel Who Would Fardels Bear? was bought by Hollywood, relocated from Oldham to San Francisco and turned into a Sally Field movie ('Sister Mom') in the mid-70s. It was directed by Ed's best mate Jaz Milvane whose career has since gone stratospheric. Ed's broke up on re-entry; with the exception of his episode of Tenko in 1982, the royalties of which now amount to about GBP17 a year - but are anxiously awaited nonetheless.

Ed has often been forced to do a spot of lowbrow work for the ever popular Christmas book market. Jane Seymour's Household Hints (1996) and The Brand's Hatch Story got him through a couple of winters, although sadly his own proposal for a Little Book of Publishers Rejections was turned down because it ran to over two thousand pages.

Ed however remains bullishly optimistic, as the series reveals. He may have only one pair of trousers and a seven-figure Amazon sales ranking but no writer knows more about stealing his agent's stationery... and as a freeloader Ed Reardon is the acknowledged leader of his profession.

With his diary establishing dramatised scenes, each episode tracks Ed's flawed attempts to escape poverty and gain the literary success he strongly feels is due. Regular characters joining Ed on this journey include Felix (Ed's long-standing friend and former agent) Ping (his new '12 year-old' agent), the lively pensioners he teaches a screenwriting class to and the now irritatingly rich and successful, Jaz Milvane.

The combination of Ed's proud but penniless character and the sharp satire of the literary world makes Ed Reardon's Week a wonderfully perceptive and amusing listen.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2005.


TUE 10:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jpt0)
4. The Arguments

Leo Tolstoy .... Author
Ed Thomason .... Dramatist
Louise Maude .... Translator
Aylmer Maude .... Translator

Anna Karenina .... Teresa Gallagher
Alexis Vronsky .... Toby Stephens
Alexis Alexandrovich Karenin .... Nicholas Farrell
Serezha .... George Allonby
Dolly .... Karen Archer
Betsy .... Janet Maw
Johanne/Secretary .... IOAN MEREDITH
Princess Barbara .... Carolyn Jones
Veslovsky/Railway Porter .... Chris Pavlo
Stiva Oblonsky .... Sean Baker
Slyudin .... Hugh Dickson
Driver/Waiter/Newsboy/Messenger .... Robert Harper
Annushka .... Alison Pettitt
Hall Porter/Station Master .... Stephen Thorne
Tuskevich/Gentleman .... Gerard McDermott
Ivan Serpukhovsky .... Chrisopher Scott
Countess Vronskaya .... Shirley Dixon


TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m000bdc7)
Katy Brand

There are two stars of this week’s Telling Tales: the writer, actor and comedian Katy Brand and Baby Houseman, a beloved screen character, who inspired Katy’s latest work.

Her book, I Carried A Watermelon, is named after a memorable line from Dirty Dancing, the 1987 coming-of-age story, that placed its young female lead firmly in the foreground.

We hear Katy read an extract from the audiobook, in which she describes watching the film for the first time, aged 11, and falling under the spell of Baby.

Katy reflects on the importance of female representation in film and the message at the centre of Dirty Dancing, which screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein had to fight to retain.

We also hear about a variety of Katy’s work, from the sketches and parodies of pop culture in Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show, to a very personal stand-up show that changed the direction of her career.

Finally, after tackling feminism, it would have been remiss to overlook her parody podcast, Women Like Us, which re-unites Katy with her long-time friend and collaborator Katherine Parkinson. We hear an early incarnation, via 2008’s Mouth Trap, before enjoying the pair laughing live on stage at the London Podcast Festival.

Made for Radio 4 Extra.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jnb4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 J Kingston Platt (b01s6bkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0161cl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Who Goes There? (b00lbnyx)
Series 2

Episode 6

Martin Young chairs the quiz looking at lives of the noteworthy and notorious from the history books.

Tackling the biographical teasers are team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego with guests Carmen Callil and Victoria Glendinning.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


TUE 14:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b010j4pg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 15:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jpt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Telling Tales (m000bdc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 17:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b08bzp9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 The Lenny Henry Show (m000m13y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmrp)
Operation Luna

2. Moon Music

It’s 1965. Jet Morgan and his crew battle to make their landing on The Moon as the world looks on.

CAST:

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams
Other parts by John Cazabon and Alan Keith

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

A futuristic thirteen-part tale first heard in 1953 however, the original recordings were erased.

This re-recording first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1958.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b0076m2z)
Series 4

Mad About the Boy

Noël Coward wrote Mad about the Boy in 1932 to celebrate the powerful appeal of the silent movie star. From 2004.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jnb4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 J Kingston Platt (b01s6bkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0161cl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m000bdc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 The Lenny Henry Show (m000m13y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Radio Shuttleworth (b007jqkk)
Series 2

Katrina Leskanich

1997 Eurovision winner Katrina Leskanich visits the Sheffield singer, but wife Mary gets the ironing board out. From March 2000.


TUE 23:00 The Consultants (b007vb2j)
Series 2

Episode 1

Chesney ends a hostile takeover using marriage. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From November 2003.


TUE 23:30 Old Harry's Game (b007jpdn)
Series 2

G.U.T.

Bored Satan's debate on the motivation of scientists leads to a startling discovery. Stars Andy Hamilton. From May 1998.



WEDNESDAY 02 SEPTEMBER 2020

WED 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmrp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b0076m2z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0161cl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Who Goes There? (b00lbnyx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b010j4pg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (b007jpt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Telling Tales (m000bdc7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b08bzp9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Lenny Henry Show (m000m13y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgr)
4. If Looks Could Kill

Private-eye Rosie Monaghan continues to investigate a murder. But no-one else thinks there's been one...

Alan McDonald's six-part thriller serial starring Paula Wilcox as Rosie, Elizabeth Estensen as Margie, Christopher Bramwell as Jerry, Dominic Grounsell as Bob, Helen Roberts as Carol, Steve Hodson as Mike, Paul Barber as Martin Bullivant, Kim Wall as Andrew Stephenson, Dominic Letts as Bill Jones, Rachel Atkins as Helen Thackray, James Telfer as James MacLeish and Gareth Armstrong as Detective Sergeant Murdoch

Music composed by Peter Howell.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


WED 06:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0162lr1)
Episode 3

Written and read by Mark Gatiss.

Set in 1953, this is the third in a trilogy of spoof spy novels detailing the devilishly daring adventures of secret agent, Lucifer Box.

The debonair, if now slightly decrepit, Box has followed the trail of the mysterious assassin, Kingdom Kum, to Istanbul. Box must discover who the young man's paymaster is and divine the culprit behind the production of the deadly hallucinogenic drug, Black Butterfly.

Abridged by David Jackson Young.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2011.


WED 07:00 Clare in the Community (b03pjcyf)
Series 9

In Blog We Trust

Clare is convinced that the Sparrowhawk Centre is the home of a blogger called 'The Secret Social Worker' and sets out to track them down. Meanwhile Brian accepts Simon's help to find a date.

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

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

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

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2014.


WED 07:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m000lzjj)
Series 2

Episode 3

Paul Sinha is an award-winning comedian, the reigning British Quiz Champion and also, according to the Radio Times, the UK's "funniest fund of forgotten facts". He returns to Radio 4 with a second series of his General Knowledge, recounting the amazing true stories that lie behind fascinating nuggets of information.

This episode is all about the famous people who've fallen from the public eye, such as the model who appeared on the cover of Vogue UK with Turlington, Evangelista, Campbell and Schiffer - four women so famous we didn't need to tell you their first names - who you have probably never heard of.

The programme was recorded virtually, with an audience of 200 people watching him from the comfort of their own home.

Written and performed by Paul Sinha
Additional material by Oliver Levy
Recording engineered by Lee Chaundy & Marc Willcox
Produced by Ed Morrish

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0089k50)
Series 5

The Foreign Legion

The lad is set to entertain troops in Malta, but he's duped into making an appearance on the frontline.

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 April 1958.


WED 08:30 After Henry (b007md8k)
Series 3

The End of a Chapter

"The status quo does suit me rather well."

Sarah's off to Florence, but worries about her mother - and shock news from Clare.

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 Jasper Jacob as Julian.

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 November 1987.


WED 09:00 Quote... Unquote (m00019ms)
Quote … Unquote, the popular humorous celebrity quotations quiz, returns for its 54th series.

In almost forty years, Nigel Rees has been joined by writers, actors, musicians, scientists and various comedy types. Kenneth Williams, Judi Dench, PD James, Larry Adler, Ian McKellen, Peter Cook, Kingsley Amis, Peter Ustinov… have all graced the Quote Unquote stage.

Join Nigel as he quizzes a host of celebrity guests on the origins of sayings and well-known quotes, and gets the famous panel to share their favourite anecdotes and quotes.

Episode 4
Award-winning writer of the Vicar of Dibley - Paul Mayhew-Archer
Broadcaster and author - Francine Stock
Comedian - Phil Wang

Presenter, Nigel Rees
Producer, Simon Nicholls


WED 09:30 Kathmandu or Bust (b07n3djw)
Gut Reaction

On the expedition to Kathmandu, the five travellers hit Europe but mutiny is in the air. Stars David Haig. From June 1996.


WED 10:00 Drama (b08z8zvq)
Roderick Hudson by Henry James

Episode 1

Rowland Mallet - a wealthy Bostonian bachelor becomes patron to a young sculptor, Roderick Hudson, and takes him from the US to Rome to study and develop his art. Their conflicting and complex relationship is heightened in the 'old world' as Rowland falls in love with Mary Garland, Roderick's fiance, and Roderick becomes involved in a destructive relationship with the beautiful Christina Light.

Roderick … Luke Newberry
Rowland … Derek Riddell
Cecilia … Kate Coogan
Mary Garland … Caitlin Thorburn
Mrs Hudson … Susan Twist
Mrs Light … Lorelei King
Christina Light … Emily Beecham
Cavaliere … Stephen Marzella

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris
Adapted by Lavinia Murray

Written in 1875 this was one of Henry James's early novels, his second.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2017.


WED 11:00 Mastertapes - Access All Areas (m000m6m0)
3. Rufus Wainwright to David Gray

John Wilson goes behind the scenes of the iconic BBC studios at Maida Vale where over 40 episodes of Radio 4's Mastertapes were recorded.

Starting with the very first series recorded in 2012, Wilson takes listeners on a three hour songwriting masterclass with the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Tom Jones, Ethan Jones, Laura Marling, Elvis Costello, Steve Naive and David Gray.

Producer: Sarah Shebbeare.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in December 2018.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0089k50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 After Henry (b007md8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0162lr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Quote... Unquote (m00019ms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 14:30 Kathmandu or Bust (b07n3djw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 15:00 Drama (b08z8zvq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Mastertapes - Access All Areas (m000m6m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 17:00 Clare in the Community (b03pjcyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m000lzjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jms4)
Operation Luna

3. Moon Music

Jet Morgan is disturbed by visions and a sense of foreboding - as his rocket fails to respond.

CAST:

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams
Other parts by David Jacobs and Duncan McIntyre

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

A futuristic thirteen-part tale first heard in 1953 however, the original recordings were erased.

This re-recording first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1958.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (b091tx5z)
Series 13

Duet

Josie Long hears stories of duets, the perfect conversational dance and gatecrashing honeymoons. She also talks to the other half of her long-running comedy partnership - Robin Ince.

The poet John Osborne delves into late night radio phone in conversations, the artist Duncan Speakman invites the listener to engage in a duet and Phil Smith intrudes on a romantic moment.

Towards
Produced by Phil Smith

A Duet for Here and There
Written and produced by Duncan Speakman
With conceptual development by Tineke De Meyer

Late Night Radio Phone In
Written by John Osborne

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


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0089k50)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 After Henry (b007md8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0162lr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Mastertapes - Access All Areas (m000m6m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m000lzjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01rfy5w)
Series 2

With guest Doc Brown

New series of the comedy show hosted by Alex Horne and his five piece band and specially written, original music. Guests across this series include Phill Jupitus, Charlie Baker, Nick Mohammed, Doc Brown, Matt Lucas and Danny Baker.

This fifth episode explores the theme of children including songs on George Formby, the alphabet and Rastafarians. Guest starring Doc Brown who raps with the band and talks to whales.

Host .... Alex Horne
Trumpet/banjo .... Joe Auckland
Saxophone/clarinet ....Mark Brown
Double Bass/Bass .... Will Collier
Drums and Percussion .... Ben Reynolds
Piano/keyboard .... Ed Sheldrake
Guest performer .... Doc Brown
Producer .... Julia McKenzie.


WED 23:00 Rubbish (b00770xw)
Series 1

Rage

Comedy series by Tony Bagley about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive.

5: Rage.

Martin is dragged along to Life Editing by its course tutor and on-off girlfriend Sarah. The one thing that would improve his life, he decides, would be being able to say no. But this doesn't mean that people won't carry on saying no to him.

With Reece Dinsdale, Nicola Walker, James Lance, Paul Copley.


WED 23:30 The Harpoon (b007m747)
Series 2

Episode 1

A ripping, bumper summer edition of the nostalgic spoof of boys' adventure story papers. With Alistair McGowan. From July 1992.



THURSDAY 03 SEPTEMBER 2020

THU 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jms4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (b091tx5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlgr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0162lr1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Quote... Unquote (m00019ms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Kathmandu or Bust (b07n3djw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Drama (b08z8zvq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Mastertapes - Access All Areas (m000m6m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Clare in the Community (b03pjcyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m000lzjj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlh0)
5. Count Your Blessings

Private-eye Monaghan is trying to solve her first case, but the demands of love, children and her bank manager are pressing in...

Alan McDonald's six-part thriller serial starring Paula Wilcox as Rosie, Elizabeth Estensen as Margie, Christopher Bramwell as Jerry, Dominic Grounsell as Bob, Helen Roberts as Carol, Steve Hodson as Mike, Paul Barber as Martin Bullivant, Kim Wall as Andrew Stephenson, Dominic Letts as Bill Jones, Rachel Atkins as Helen Thackray, Diana Payan as the Old Woman and David Thorpe as Graham.

Music composed by Peter Howell

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


THU 06:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0162k8q)
Episode 4

Written and read by Mark Gatiss.

Set in 1953, this is the third in a trilogy of spoof spy novels detailing the devilishly daring adventures of secret agent, Lucifer Box.

Box has learned that Kingdom Kum is a CIA operative, and that they are both investigating the same case: the poisoning of obscure members of the British establishment with a deadly hallucinogenic drug called Black Butterfly. The killer's trail has led the men to Jamaica, where the suspected next victim, Lord Battenburg, is about to chair the World Government Summit. Will they reach him in time?

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2011.


THU 07:00 The Missing Hancocks (b06qht29)
Series 2

The Red Planet

Tony takes up astronomy, and discovers something terrible among the stars.

Between 1954 and 1959, BBC Radio recorded 102 episodes of Galton & Simpson's comedy but 20 went missing from the BBC archives, and had not been heard since their original transmission… until these faithful re-imaginings. After a highly acclaimed first series, another five of the twenty were lovingly re-recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

CAST:

The Lad Himself …. Kevin McNally
Bill Kerr …. Kevin Eldon
Sid James …. Simon Greenall
Kenneth Williams …. Robin Sebastian
Andree Melly …. Susy Kane

Newly recorded score by the BBC Concert Orchestra

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

Produced by Ed Morrish and Neil Pearson

‘The Red Planet’ was originally broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955

This re-creation was first broadcast on BBC R4 in November 2015


THU 07:30 Between Ourselves with Marian Keyes (m0008j6q)
The Family

Marian Keyes is a publishing sensation - her works of fiction (Rachel's Holiday, The Break and others) have sold in their millions, across the globe. In this new series, Marian reads selections from her non-fiction writing while in conversation with her friend and actor Tara Flynn.

This week's theme is the family. Alongside the craic, Marian reads Rapunzel, Rapunzel Throw Down Your Hairdryer from her collection Under The Duvet, and Big Night Out from Further Under The Duvet.

Presenters: Tara Flynn and Marian Keyes
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000m5r3)
Series 4

Episode 1

Kenneth Horne searches for a new house and Hornerama looks at the Rome Olympics.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Bill Pertwee and Announcer, Douglas Smith.

The precursor to ‘Round The Horne’, ‘Beyond Our Ken’ hit the airwaves in 1958 and ran to 1964 – featuring regulars like Cecil Snaith, Stanley Burkinshaw and Rodney and Charles.

Music from Janet Waters, The Hornets and the BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Written by Eric Merriman

Producer: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1960.


THU 08:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007jssx)
Series 1

Crises

The sofa-bound presenters tackle crises and reveal the popularity of sex. Stars Robert Duncan and Julia Hills. From May 1996.


THU 09:00 Booked (b00759t1)
Series 6

Episode 3

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Steel, David Stafford, Stuart Maconie and Linda Smith. From July 1999.


THU 09:30 Rent (b04nvb19)
Series 2

Episode 4

When Maria's oldest friend Ellen comes to stay, they can hear their biological clocks ticking very loudly. Richard, Paul and Ruby steer clear.

Lucy Flannery's Writers' Guild award-winning sitcom about Maria and Richard and their lodgers.

Stars Barbara Flynn as Maria, Patrick Barlow as Richard, Linda Polan as Amy, Toby Longworth as Paul and Helen Atkinson-Wood as Ellen. With Chris Emmett and Vivienne Rochester.

Producer: Liz Anstee.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1995.


THU 10:00 Drama (b08zyxhh)
Roderick Hudson by Henry James

Episode 2

Rowland Mallet - a wealthy Bostonian bachelor is patron to a young sculptor, Roderick Hudson. He's taken him from the US to Rome to study and develop his art.

Although engaged to Mary, in the US, Roderick has fallen head over heels for beautiful socialite Christina Light, and it's causing mayhem.

Roderick does all he can to steer him back to Mary, though he's in love with Mary himself. Obsession, love & desire intermingle as old and new worlds collide.

Roderick … Luke Newberry
Rowland … Mr Derek Riddell
Cecilia … Kate Coogan
Mary Garland … Caitlin Thorburn
Mrs Hudson … Susan Twist
Mrs Light … Lorelei King
Christina Light … Emily Beecham
Cavaliere … Stephen Marzella

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.
Adapted by Lavinia Murray.

Written in 1875 this was one of Henry James's early novels, his second.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2017.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08y77bp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:30 Know Your Place (b01852w0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:30 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000m5r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007jssx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0162k8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Booked (b00759t1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 14:30 Rent (b04nvb19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 15:00 Drama (b08zyxhh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08y77bp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 16:30 Know Your Place (b01852w0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:30 on Sunday]


THU 17:00 The Missing Hancocks (b06qht29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Between Ourselves with Marian Keyes (m0008j6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmsm)
Operation Luna

4. Is There Anybody Out There?

Captain Jet Morgan and his crew face catastrophe when their rocket loses power.

CAST:

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams
Other parts played by David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

A futuristic thirteen-part tale first heard in 1953 however, the original recordings were erased.

This re-recording first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1958.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b05v7tr5)
Series 36

US Ambassador Matthew Barzun on JG Winant

Matthew Parris meets the American Ambassador Matthew Barzun whose choice of great life is his wartime predecessor, John Gil Winant - the man widely held to have helped seal the special relationship between Britain and America and to have brought the US into the war effort.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


THU 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000m5r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007jssx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0162k8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08y77bp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:30 Know Your Place (b01852w0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:30 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Between Ourselves with Marian Keyes (m0008j6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 A Look Back at the Future (b01s259p)
2025

Recorded in June 1994, Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins, Nigel Planer and Ken Livingstone recall a year that was yet to be: 2025 – foreseeing ego transplants and the USA invading Narnia...

Everything you wanted to know then, about the 21st century.

Written by Mark Burton, John O'Farrell and Pete Sinclair.

Producer: Caroline Leddy

First broadcast (with the aid of a crystal ball) on Radio 4 in August 1994.


THU 23:00 Knowing Me, Knowing You (b007jsdd)
Episode 2

A-ha! Chat show host Alan Partridge faces up to nine-year-old prodigy Simon Fisher, American hypnotist, Janey Katz and controversial lawyer Nick Ford.

Classic chat from On the Hour's supreme sports reporter and his guests from the world of theatre, politics and emotional tragedy.

With thanks to his researchers: Steve Coogan , Patrick Marber , Rebecca Front, Doon Mackichan and David Schneider.

Producer: Armando lannucci

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1992.


THU 23:30 Delve Special (b007jmq1)
Series 3

City Limits

David Lander probes shady shenanigans in London's Square Mile. Stars Stephen Fry and Harry Enfield. From September 1986.



FRIDAY 04 SEPTEMBER 2020

FRI 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmsm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b05v7tr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0162k8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Booked (b00759t1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Rent (b04nvb19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Drama (b08zyxhh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b08y77bp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


FRI 04:30 Know Your Place (b01852w0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:30 on Sunday]


FRI 05:00 The Missing Hancocks (b06qht29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Between Ourselves with Marian Keyes (m0008j6q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlhs)
6. In Dreams

It's time for Merseyside private eye Rosie Monaghan to confront the murderer. Or is it?

Must she go down these mean streets?

Conclusion of Alan McDonald's six-part thriller serial starring Paula Wilcox as Rosie,

Elizabeth Estensen as Margie, Christopher Bramwell as Jerry, Dominic Grounsell as Bob, Helen Roberts as Carol, Steve Hodson as Mike, Kim Wall as Andrew Stephenson, Paul Barber as Martin, David Thorpe as Graham, Pauline Yates as Dorothy, Rachel Atkins as Helen, Jillie Meers as Auntie and Dominic Letts as the Deputy Chief Constable.

Music composed by Peter Howell.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1993.


FRI 06:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0161mpx)
Episode 5

Written and read by Mark Gatiss.

Set in 1953, this is the third in a trilogy of spoof spy novels detailing the devilishly daring adventures of secret agent, Lucifer Box.

Having followed a trail that led from Soho to Jamaica, via Istanbul, Box has finally come face to face with a deadly adversary from his past. Will our hero prevent him from carrying out his evil plan?

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2011.


FRI 07:00 Alone (b0b01rvy)
Series 1

The Long Bad Friday Night

A sitcom, written by Moray Hunter and starring Angus Deayton, about five single, middle aged neighbours living in flats in a converted house in North London.

Mitch (Angus Deayton) is a widower and part-time therapist who is looking to put his life back together now that he is single and living - supposedly temporarily - with Will (Pearce Quigley), his younger, more volatile and unhappily divorced half-brother.

Elsewhere in the building are schoolteacher Ellie (Abigail Cruttenden) who is shy, nervous and desperately missing her ex-boyfriend, overly honest, frustrated actress Louisa (Kate Isitt), and socially inept IT nerd Morris (Bennett Arron).

In The Long Bad Friday Night, Mitch's late wife's sister Helen, (Carrie Quinlan) is keen to meet up with him for a drink. She's too keen for Mitch who hides out upstairs with Ellie while Will attempts to resolve the situation. But his attempts to get rid of Helen don't exactly go to plan. Meanwhile, Louisa needs to piggy back on someone's wi-fi to watch her favourite TV show and winds up having to hang out with Morris.

This Friday night is not panning out well for anyone

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 07:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b07tc1rm)
Series 4

Construction Time Again

Episode 3 - Construction Time Again. Tom's Dad offers some unwanted assistance.

Series 4 of Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups presents another hilarious helping of down-the-line adventures from Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated Tom. Listen in on Tom's weekly phone calls home to his Mum, Dad and Gran in Sheffield and get a glimpse into the triumphs and tribulations of the Wrigglesworth clan in all its dysfunctional glory.

Starring Tom Wrigglesworth, Paul Copley, Kate Anthony, Elizabeth Bennett.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle with additional material by Miles Jupp.

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production.


FRI 08:00 Share and Share Alike (m000m6bz)
Missing Persons

Jack plots to inherit his share of the £50,000 legacy before his brother. Stars Michael Robbins and Hugh Paddick. From 1978.


FRI 08:30 Patterson (m000m6c1)
Episode 1

How will Dr Andrew Patterson get on in his new university role in a rather unusual English department? Stars Lewis Fiander.

A comedy serial in eight parts by Malcolm Bradbury and Christopher Bigsby starring Lewis Fiander as Patterson with John Barron as the Vice-Chancellor.

Patterson: Lewis Fiander
Professor Misty: Richard Vernon
Jane: Judy Parfitt
Melissa: Maureen Lipman
Cuthbertson: Richard O'Callaghan
Victor: Hugh Thomas
Amy Spade: Maggie Steed
Probity: Jack May
Mary: Frances Jeater
Vice-Chancellor: John Barron

Producer:Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1981.


FRI 09:00 Wordaholics (b01s6c9z)
Series 2

Episode 4

Gyles Brandreth chairs the word-obsessed comedy panel game where this week Katy Brand & Alex Horne compete with Richard Herring & Natalie Haynes for wordy supremacy.

This week Richard Herring decides to reclaim the word 'middle class' and tries to decipher the 16th century phrase 'a mare's nest'; Natalie Haynes tries to get rid of the word 'decimate' and despite being a vegetarian works out what the very meaty cookery term 'barding' means; Alex Horne comes up with the correct definition for the Victorian phrase 'a scraping castle' and asks to take the word 'a' out of the dictionary. Meanwhile Katy Brand takes a guess at what the unit of measurement 'the Warhol' is and reveals that her favourite word is 'plop'.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.

Producer: Claire Jones.


FRI 09:30 Minor Adjustment (b0b1xt8g)
A Change of Art

Sarah's mother Bea arrives with a horse-box full of expressionist art and three moulting cats.

Six-part comedy series about the Stubbs family - cartoonist Richard, therapist Sarah and their daughters - Kate, aged 16 and three-year-old Amy who has Down's Syndrome.

Written by Son and father team, Andy and Eric Merriman - inspired by Andy's own four-year-old daughter, Sarah. Eric famously wrote legendary BBC comedy series 'Beyond Our Ken'.

Starring Peter Davison as Richard, Samantha Bond as Sarah, Claire Russell as Kate, Sarah Merriman as Amy, Phyllida Law as Bea, Jonathan Adams as Felix Patterson, Simon Fielder as Paul, Zulema Dene as Meg, Colleen Prendergast as the Autograph Hunter and Alice Arnold as the Art Collector.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1996.


FRI 10:00 Peter Tinniswood (b007k354)
The Governor's Consort

Mary Wimbush stars as Lady Edith in this play written specially for her by Peter Tinniswood.

Lady Edith is sailing with her husband to the tiny South Atlantic island of St David's, of which he's about to become Governor. Her fellow passengers, not to mention the crew and the exuberant band on board, produce an invigorating and somewhat earthy effect on her Ladyship, a frustrated woman of 'a certain age' with a vivid imagination.

Lady Edith …. Mary Wimbush
Sir Wilfred …. John Moffatt
Doctor Spofforth …. Bernard Hepton
Captain MacWhirter …. Stephen Thorne
Delgado …. Keith Drinkel
Chief Engineer …. Matthew Morgan
First Officer …. James Telfer
Tarleton …. Jonathan Adams

Radio kept Mary Wimbush particularly busy throughout her career. She was known to millions as Julia Pargetter in 'The Archers' until her death in 2005, shortly after she'd recorded an episode of the BBC's long-running soap opera at the BBC's Mailbox in Birmingham.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000m6c4)
Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.


FRI 12:00 Share and Share Alike (m000m6bz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Patterson (m000m6c1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0161mpx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Wordaholics (b01s6c9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 14:30 Minor Adjustment (b0b1xt8g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 15:00 Peter Tinniswood (b007k354)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000m6c4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 17:00 Alone (b0b01rvy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b07tc1rm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jmt2)
Operation Luna

5. The First of Many

The stalled rocket ship stops Jet Morgan and his crew from returning to Earth.

CAST:

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnett …. Alfie Bass
Doc …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mitch …. David Williams
Other parts played by David Jacobs

Music composed and orchestra conducted by Van Phillips.

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

A futuristic thirteen-part tale first heard in 1953 however, the original recordings were erased.

This re-recording first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1958.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b00771k5)
Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

4 Extra Debut. Dominic Arkwright, Fran Abrams, Camilla Wright and Simon Evans discuss the role of journalism in revealing secrets. From December 2006.


FRI 19:00 Share and Share Alike (m000m6bz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Patterson (m000m6c1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly (b0161mpx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000m6c4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b07tc1rm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The Absolutely Radio Show (b069h77m)
Series 1

Episode 2

Members of the cast of Channel 4's hugely popular sketch show Absolutely reunite for a brand new radio series.
Pete Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Moray Hunter, Gordon Kennedy and John Sparkes are back together with all new material. They are revisiting some of their much loved sketch characters, while also introducing some newcomers to the show.

In 2013, the group got back together for Radio 4's Sketchorama: Absolutely Special, which won a BBC Audio Drama Award in the Best Live Scripted Comedy category.

This second episode of the series features The Stoneybridge Town Council attempting to cover up a possible bribery scandal, Denzil and Gwynned discussing son Codfyl's starring role in a nativity play, the Little Girl's very personal take on having her Tonsils out and Calum Gilhooley trying to get an appointment with a doctor for something "quite urgent".

Mr Muzak sings about the joys of being alone with your computer and the Commissionaire very nearly undergoes an appendectomy. Ther's more from Talking Facebook and the People's War, with stories from those who were nearly there.

Produced by Gus Beattie and Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely/Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 23:00 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b014gsmn)
Series 4

Frank Skinner

Marcus Brigstocke invites Frank Skinner to try 4 new things, including a spray tan and eating Jugged Hare. From September 2011.


FRI 23:30 King Cutler (b008vr1b)
King Cutler III

Phyllis King and Ivor Cutler present offbeat humorous songs, stories and poems. With David Lloyd. From January 1990.




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 (b00v1q45)

A Good Read 03:30 SUN (b00v1q45)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00v72fr)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00v72fr)

A Look Back at the Future 22:30 THU (b01s259p)

After Henry 08:30 WED (b007md8k)

After Henry 12:30 WED (b007md8k)

After Henry 19:30 WED (b007md8k)

Agendum 22:30 SAT (b0bh468b)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:30 WED (b01rfy5w)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 22:00 SAT (b09gkcst)

All Those Women 12:30 SUN (b09ppwdz)

All Those Women 17:30 SUN (b09ppwdz)

All Those Women 22:00 SUN (b09ppwdz)

All Those Women 05:30 MON (b09ppwdz)

Alone 07:00 FRI (b0b01rvy)

Alone 17:00 FRI (b0b01rvy)

Ben Moor - Undone 18:30 SAT (b008zdkt)

Ben Moor - Undone 00:30 SUN (b008zdkt)

Between Ourselves with Marian Keyes 07:30 THU (m0008j6q)

Between Ourselves with Marian Keyes 17:30 THU (m0008j6q)

Between Ourselves with Marian Keyes 22:00 THU (m0008j6q)

Between Ourselves with Marian Keyes 05:30 FRI (m0008j6q)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 THU (m000m5r3)

Beyond Our Ken 12:00 THU (m000m5r3)

Beyond Our Ken 19:00 THU (m000m5r3)

Booked 09:00 THU (b00759t1)

Booked 14:00 THU (b00759t1)

Booked 02:00 FRI (b00759t1)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 MON (b007jmqp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 TUE (b007jmqp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 TUE (b007jmrp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 WED (b007jmrp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 WED (b007jms4)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 THU (b007jms4)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 THU (b007jmsm)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 FRI (b007jmsm)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 FRI (b007jmt2)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 01:30 SAT (m000m0kf)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 13:00 SAT (m000lz5m)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 13:30 SAT (m000lzj1)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 14:00 SAT (m000m0tv)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 14:30 SAT (m000m136)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 15:00 SAT (m000m0kf)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 01:00 SUN (m000lz5m)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 01:30 SUN (m000lzj1)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 02:00 SUN (m000m0tv)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 02:30 SUN (m000m136)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 03:00 SUN (m000m0kf)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 06:00 SUN (m000lz5m)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 06:30 SUN (m000lzj1)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 07:00 SUN (m000m0tv)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 07:30 SUN (m000m136)

Chris Boucher - A Walk in the Dark 08:00 SUN (m000m0kf)

Clare in the Community 12:00 SAT (b03nt9vm)

Clare in the Community 07:00 WED (b03pjcyf)

Clare in the Community 17:00 WED (b03pjcyf)

Clare in the Community 05:00 THU (b03pjcyf)

Control Group Six 09:30 MON (b08ny12d)

Control Group Six 14:30 MON (b08ny12d)

Control Group Six 02:30 TUE (b08ny12d)

Delve Special 23:30 THU (b007jmq1)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b08y77bp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b08y77bp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (b08y77bp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 16:00 THU (b08y77bp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (b08y77bp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 04:00 FRI (b08y77bp)

Drama 10:00 WED (b08z8zvq)

Drama 15:00 WED (b08z8zvq)

Drama 03:00 THU (b08z8zvq)

Drama 10:00 THU (b08zyxhh)

Drama 15:00 THU (b08zyxhh)

Drama 03:00 FRI (b08zyxhh)

Ed Reardon's Week 09:30 TUE (b010j4pg)

Ed Reardon's Week 14:30 TUE (b010j4pg)

Ed Reardon's Week 02:30 WED (b010j4pg)

Eric Pringle - Sort of a Hero 06:00 SAT (m000m5hc)

Eric Pringle - Sort of a Hero 16:00 SAT (m000m5hc)

Eric Pringle - Sort of a Hero 04:00 SUN (m000m5hc)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b05tl3jp)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b05tl3jp)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b05tl3jp)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b05v7tr5)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b05v7tr5)

Guess What? 09:00 MON (b066f71q)

Guess What? 14:00 MON (b066f71q)

Guess What? 02:00 TUE (b066f71q)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b0089k50)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b0089k50)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b0089k50)

I Did It My Way 09:00 SAT (b00cfmpg)

I Did It My Way 19:00 SAT (b00cfmpg)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (b017vsjf)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 17:30 MON (b017vsjf)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (b017vsjf)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 05:30 TUE (b017vsjf)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 MON (b00v3nlg)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 MON (b00v3nlg)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 MON (b00v3nlg)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:00 FRI (b014gsmn)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 08:30 MON (b007jps8)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 12:30 MON (b007jps8)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 19:30 MON (b007jps8)

J Kingston Platt 08:30 TUE (b01s6bkk)

J Kingston Platt 12:30 TUE (b01s6bkk)

J Kingston Platt 19:30 TUE (b01s6bkk)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 07:00 TUE (b08bzp9r)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 17:00 TUE (b08bzp9r)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 05:00 WED (b08bzp9r)

Kathmandu or Bust 08:30 SAT (b07mfggz)

Kathmandu or Bust 09:30 WED (b07n3djw)

Kathmandu or Bust 14:30 WED (b07n3djw)

Kathmandu or Bust 02:30 THU (b07n3djw)

King Cutler 23:30 FRI (b008vr1b)

Know Your Place 10:30 SUN (b01852w0)

Know Your Place 21:30 SUN (b01852w0)

Know Your Place 11:30 THU (b01852w0)

Know Your Place 16:30 THU (b01852w0)

Know Your Place 21:30 THU (b01852w0)

Know Your Place 04:30 FRI (b01852w0)

Knowing Me, Knowing You 23:00 THU (b007jsdd)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 22:30 SUN (b00c5xtr)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 03:00 SAT (b007jps2)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 10:00 MON (b007jpsj)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 15:00 MON (b007jpsj)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 03:00 TUE (b007jpsj)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 10:00 TUE (b007jpt0)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 15:00 TUE (b007jpt0)

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina 03:00 WED (b007jpt0)

Liam Williams: Ladhood 23:00 SUN (b06ns6l4)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 08:30 THU (b007jssx)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 12:30 THU (b007jssx)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 19:30 THU (b007jssx)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 06:30 MON (b01614qr)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 13:30 MON (b01614qr)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 20:30 MON (b01614qr)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 01:30 TUE (b01614qr)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 06:30 TUE (b0161cl2)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 13:30 TUE (b0161cl2)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 20:30 TUE (b0161cl2)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 01:30 WED (b0161cl2)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 06:30 WED (b0162lr1)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 13:30 WED (b0162lr1)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 20:30 WED (b0162lr1)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 01:30 THU (b0162lr1)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 06:30 THU (b0162k8q)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 13:30 THU (b0162k8q)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 20:30 THU (b0162k8q)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 01:30 FRI (b0162k8q)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 06:30 FRI (b0161mpx)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 13:30 FRI (b0161mpx)

Mark Gatiss - Black Butterfly 20:30 FRI (b0161mpx)

Mastertapes - Access All Areas 11:00 WED (m000m6m0)

Mastertapes - Access All Areas 16:00 WED (m000m6m0)

Mastertapes - Access All Areas 21:00 WED (m000m6m0)

Mastertapes - Access All Areas 04:00 THU (m000m6m0)

Michael Fabbri's Dyslexicon 07:00 MON (b07c56j3)

Michael Fabbri's Dyslexicon 17:00 MON (b07c56j3)

Michael Fabbri's Dyslexicon 05:00 TUE (b07c56j3)

Mind's Eye 18:00 SUN (b007jyvk)

Mind's Eye 00:00 MON (b007jyvk)

Minor Adjustment 02:30 SAT (b0b0x50b)

Minor Adjustment 09:30 FRI (b0b1xt8g)

Minor Adjustment 14:30 FRI (b0b1xt8g)

My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage 23:45 SUN (b010j4pd)

Natalie Haynes' Back to School 13:00 SUN (b01rfxjr)

Natalie Haynes' Back to School 01:00 MON (b01rfxjr)

Not in Front of the Children 09:00 SUN (b05qdylk)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b00771dl)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b00771k5)

Old Harry's Game 23:30 TUE (b007jpdn)

Pankhiraj 12:30 SAT (b07n36t8)

Patterson 08:30 FRI (m000m6c1)

Patterson 12:30 FRI (m000m6c1)

Patterson 19:30 FRI (m000m6c1)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 07:30 WED (m000lzjj)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 17:30 WED (m000lzjj)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 22:00 WED (m000lzjj)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 05:30 THU (m000lzjj)

Pepys: Fire of London 16:00 SUN (b01sc9cp)

Pepys: Fire of London 20:00 SUN (b01sc9cp)

Pepys: Fire of London 04:00 MON (b01sc9cp)

Peter Tinniswood 10:00 FRI (b007k354)

Peter Tinniswood 15:00 FRI (b007k354)

Podcast Radio Hour 04:00 SAT (m000m0km)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000m6c4)

Podcast Radio Hour 16:00 FRI (m000m6c4)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000m6c4)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (b08jp68t)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b08jp68t)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b08jp68t)

Quote... Unquote 08:00 SAT (m00017qt)

Quote... Unquote 09:00 WED (m00019ms)

Quote... Unquote 14:00 WED (m00019ms)

Quote... Unquote 02:00 THU (m00019ms)

Radio Active 23:30 MON (b00gsy6s)

Radio Shuttleworth 22:30 TUE (b007jqkk)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b0bk19xr)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (b0bk19xr)

Ray's a Laugh 08:30 SUN (b00ssp46)

Rent 09:30 SUN (b04ndrzg)

Rent 09:30 THU (b04nvb19)

Rent 14:30 THU (b04nvb19)

Rent 02:30 FRI (b04nvb19)

Rubbish 23:00 WED (b00770xw)

Share and Share Alike 08:00 FRI (m000m6bz)

Share and Share Alike 12:00 FRI (m000m6bz)

Share and Share Alike 19:00 FRI (m000m6bz)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (b091tx5z)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (b091tx5z)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b0076m2z)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b0076m2z)

Summer Comedy Festival 23:00 MON (m000m0b8)

Summer Comedy Festival 09:00 TUE (m000m0b8)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m000m64t)

TED Radio Hour 16:00 MON (m000m64t)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m000m64t)

TED Radio Hour 04:00 TUE (m000m64t)

Telling Tales 11:00 TUE (m000bdc7)

Telling Tales 16:00 TUE (m000bdc7)

Telling Tales 21:00 TUE (m000bdc7)

Telling Tales 04:00 WED (m000bdc7)

That Mitchell and Webb Sound 23:00 SAT (b03phz0k)

The Absolutely Radio Show 22:30 FRI (b069h77m)

The Consultants 23:00 TUE (b007vb2j)

The Golden Age 05:00 SAT (b01p068b)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jnb4)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jnb4)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jnb4)

The Harpoon 23:30 WED (b007m747)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 18:00 SAT (b09xnnjl)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 00:00 SUN (b09xnnjl)

The Hospice by Robert Aickman 00:00 SAT (b0855zx8)

The Lenny Henry Show 07:30 TUE (m000m13y)

The Lenny Henry Show 17:30 TUE (m000m13y)

The Lenny Henry Show 22:00 TUE (m000m13y)

The Lenny Henry Show 05:30 WED (m000m13y)

The Man in Black 18:30 SUN (b00yhs8p)

The Man in Black 00:30 MON (b00yhs8p)

The Mary Whitehouse Experience 23:30 SAT (b043bldw)

The Missing Hancocks 07:00 THU (b06qht29)

The Missing Hancocks 17:00 THU (b06qht29)

The Missing Hancocks 05:00 FRI (b06qht29)

The Nick Revell Show 22:30 MON (b007k2dc)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 05:30 SAT (b07qbstb)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 07:30 FRI (b07tc1rm)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 17:30 FRI (b07tc1rm)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 22:00 FRI (b07tc1rm)

Unofficial Rosie 01:00 SAT (b007jlfq)

Unofficial Rosie 06:00 MON (b007jlg3)

Unofficial Rosie 13:00 MON (b007jlg3)

Unofficial Rosie 20:00 MON (b007jlg3)

Unofficial Rosie 01:00 TUE (b007jlg3)

Unofficial Rosie 06:00 TUE (b007jlgf)

Unofficial Rosie 13:00 TUE (b007jlgf)

Unofficial Rosie 20:00 TUE (b007jlgf)

Unofficial Rosie 01:00 WED (b007jlgf)

Unofficial Rosie 06:00 WED (b007jlgr)

Unofficial Rosie 13:00 WED (b007jlgr)

Unofficial Rosie 20:00 WED (b007jlgr)

Unofficial Rosie 01:00 THU (b007jlgr)

Unofficial Rosie 06:00 THU (b007jlh0)

Unofficial Rosie 13:00 THU (b007jlh0)

Unofficial Rosie 20:00 THU (b007jlh0)

Unofficial Rosie 01:00 FRI (b007jlh0)

Unofficial Rosie 06:00 FRI (b007jlhs)

Unofficial Rosie 13:00 FRI (b007jlhs)

Unofficial Rosie 20:00 FRI (b007jlhs)

What to Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else 23:30 SUN (b014qnds)

Who Goes There? 14:00 TUE (b00lbnyx)

Who Goes There? 02:00 WED (b00lbnyx)

Wordaholics 02:00 SAT (b01rvptv)

Wordaholics 09:00 FRI (b01s6c9z)

Wordaholics 14:00 FRI (b01s6c9z)