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SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2020

SAT 00:00 A Short History of Vampires (b00z55h6)
Quid Pro Quo by Tanya Huff

The ultimate killing machines.

Natalie Haynes introduces the last in a series of dark stories, as she examines why the vampire - an iconic figure in horror-fiction - continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations...

Genevieve Adam reads Tanya Huff’s deliciously noir tale of an immortal whose lover is in mortal danger.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b007x3f6)
Know Your Place

Dominic Arkwright, Peregrine Worsthorne, Joolz Denby and Francis Gilbert discuss 'knowing your place'. From August 2007.


SAT 01:00 The Rivals (b082x79t)
Series 4

4. The Mystery of the Scarlet Thread

Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals.

James Fleet stars as Inspector Lestrade.

Lestrade enlists the help of 'the Thinking Machine' Professor SFX Van Dusen with what he suspects may be a series of attempted murders.

City dealer Nicholas Henley, has nearly been gassed three times in apparent accidents in the luxury flats of Malplaquet House. All the residents have secrets, but which one of them is out to get Henley?

Lestrade ..... James Fleet
Van Dusen .... Tony Gardner
Nicolas Henley .... Nick Underwood
Charlotte Lipscombe .... Joannah Tincey
Reginald Cabell .... James Lailey
Miss Regnier .... Kirsty Oswald
Burlingame .... Brian Protheroe
Pemberley .... Sean Baker

Written by Jacques Futrelle and dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Producer: Liz Webb.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.


SAT 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxtt)
Terminus

5. Clue

The "Lucky Charm" killer has claimed 4 lives. DS Enfield now believes the murderer is female. Then someone sends her a photograph...

Conclusion of Nick Fisher's atmospheric thriller.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Claire Russell ..... Rachel
David Jarvis ..... Station Announcer

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


SAT 02:00 The Personality Test (b00n51fv)
Series 2

Esther Rantzen

Consumer champion Esther Rantzen quizzes a panel about herself.

With Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter, Will Smith and Robin Ince.

Series with changing hosts who quiz the panel.

Script by Richard Turner and Simon Littlefield

Devised and produced by Aled Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


SAT 02:30 Ballylenon (b00fnbtb)
Series 1

Episode 4

The battle commences to bring the opera festival to Killycromper Hall.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953, before the days of mass tourism and proper plumbing in every home. Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Starring TP McKenna as Phonsie Doherty, Margaret D'Arcy as Muriel McConkey, Stella McCusker as Vera McConkey, Aine McCartney as Vivienne Boal, John Hewitt as Guard Gallagher and Gerard McSorley as Stumpy Bonnar.

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


SAT 03:00 Inspector Resnick (m0002mqv)
Cheryl

While Detective Inspector Resnick pursues a gang of armed robbers, brightly attired meals-on-wheels lady Cheryl takes the law into her own hands on behalf of an elderly client.

What happens when their investigations collide in Nottingham?

Keith Barron stars as jazz-loving, exotic-sandwich eating DI Charlie Resnick in John Harvey's crime drama.

Resnick ... Keith Barron
Cheryl... Gwen Taylor
Sergeant Millington ... Sean Baker
PC Kellogg .. Kate Eaton
Mary ... Joyce Gibbs
Vicki ... Jo Dyce
Ronnie ... John Hartley
Dunn ... Jonathan Keeble
Coughlan ... Tony Rohr
McStay ... Kenny Blyth
Sonia ... Helen Ayres

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001


SAT 04:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000nvfg)
Podcasts that go bump in the night

Amanda Litherland and Ella Watts showcase supernatural scares - podcasts perfect for Halloween listening.

Jeffrey Nils Gardner and Eleanor Hyde discuss their gothic horror series Unwell, set in an American boarding house with some unusual residents.
And we speak to Cassandra Tse, creator of Apocalypse Songs, a supernatural thriller set in a New Zealand radio station.

Plus Ella has a whole host of recommendations from around the world of audio fiction, perfect for whatever level of Halloween heebie-jeebies you're hunting.

Recommended Podcasts:

Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery
The Magnus Archives
Old Gods of Appalachia
Mirrors podcast from Zoom Doom stories
The White Vault
Mabel
Apocalypse Songs
Children of the Stones


SAT 05:00 Jack & Millie (b0bbr048)
Series 1

Special Lunch

Jack and Millie have a son. And Melvin has an app. And Melvin's wife Delphine has a dog. And Daniel Craig has both his eyebrows.

A Special Lunch turns into a Totteridge tale of decking, Bond, beef tomahawks and a married lifetime's-worth of verbal sparring.

Jeremy Front's comedy is about an older couple who are fully engaged with contemporary life while being at war with the absurdities of the modern world.

Starring Jeremy Front and Rebecca Front.

So Millie's son Melvin has given her a new tablet with a voice recorder?

So suddenly Jack and Millie have decided to record everything that happens to them.

Jack..........................Jeremy Front
Millie.......................Rebecca Front
Melvin......................Harry Peacock
Delphine..................Jenny Bede

With special guest:
Bruv............................Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong

Producer: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2018.


SAT 05:30 Love in Recovery (m00020z1)
Series 3

Cupboard

Third series of the award-nominated comedy drama set in Alcoholics Anonymous. Written by Pete Jackson and inspired by his own road to recovery. Stars Rebecca Front, John Hannah, Sue Johnston, Paul Kaye and Johnny Vegas.

Love in Recovery follows the lives of five very different recovering alcoholics. Johnny Vegas is Andy, the sweet but simple self-appointed group leader. Sue Johnston plays straight talking Julie, who's been known to have the odd relapse here and there - and everywhere. Rebecca Front is the snobby and spiky Fiona, an ex-banker who had it all and then lost the lot. John Hannah is Simon, a snide journalist who’s not an alcoholic – he got caught drink driving, his boss made him attend the meeting, but he fell in love with Fiona and stayed. And, despite her best efforts, she fell in love with him too. Paul Kaye is Danno, a down and out two-bit chancer with a shady past but a lot of heart, who’s desperate to turn his life around.

As we follow their weekly meetings, we hear them moan, argue, laugh, fall apart, fall in love and, most importantly, tell their stories.

In episode three, Andy is convinced that everyone’s forgotten his birthday - just like every other year. What he doesn't know is that Simon and Danno are hiding in the cupboard with a cake. But finding an appropriate time to burst out cheering proves difficult when Julie comes in with a dark secret she wants to reveal.

Writer Pete Jackson is a recovering alcoholic and has spent time in Alcoholics Anonymous. It was there he found, as most people do, support from the unlikeliest group of disparate souls, all banded together due to one common bond. As well as offering the support he needed throughout a difficult time, AA also offered a weekly, sometimes daily, dose of hilarity, upset, heartbreak and friendship.

Love in Recovery doesn’t seek to represent an AA meeting exactly as it might happen in real life, but to capture the funny stories, the sad stories, the stories of small victories and of huge milestones, stories of loss, stories of hope, and most importantly, the many highs and lows in the journey of recovery.

Cast:
Fiona….. Rebecca Front
Simon….. John Hannah
Julie….. Sue Johnston
Danno….. Paul Kaye
Andy..... Johnny Vegas
Penny…. Zoe Buckney
Fran…. Susan Worsfield

Written and created by Pete Jackson
Producer/Director: Ben Worsfield

A King Bert production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Scott Cherry - The Book of Shadows (b06vbd1d)
Journalist Ellie Rogers is sent to Norfolk to investigate witchcraft.

Exceedingly sceptical, she soon witnesses some terrifying incidents which just can't be explained...

Jenny Funnell stars inn Scott Cherry 's tale of the supernatural.

Ellie Rogers …. Jenny Funnell
Dickens …. Terence Edmond
Det Insp Fowler …. John Hartley
Karen …. Gillian Goodman
Harriet …. Jilly Bond
Philippa Mallatrat …. Janet Dale
Tom Bradley …. Andrew Branch
John Crighton …. Maurice Denham
Gary …. James Duke
Fiona …. Sandra James Young
Caroline …. Sunny Ormonde
Kevin Metcalfe …. Richard Pearce
Sergeant Lake …. Christopher Scott

Music composed and played by Anthea Gomez.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1995


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b069rvbl)
Series 37

Hannah Rothschild on Thelonious Monk

Hannah Rothschild champions the life of the jazz musician Thelonious Monk.

Brilliant, eccentric and one of the true giants of jazz, Monk was an incredible pianist, the composer of jazz standards such as 'Round Midnight', the co-creator of bebop and a close friend of Hannah's great-aunt, the Jazz Baroness Nica Rothschild. Matthew Parris chairs as Hannah and music writer Richard Williams chart Monk's progress through the jazz clubs and recording studios of mid-twentieth century New York.

Producer: Julia Johnson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SAT 08:00 The Motion Show (b0075rbl)
Series 1

Episode 1

City or countryide? – and does the World need more cookery shows?

Dr Phil Hammond watches over proceedings in the quirky debating game.

With Clive Coleman, Richard Morton, Pete Sinclair and Mark Steel.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


SAT 08:30 North East of Eden (b01glrp1)
Plague

The annual festival of St Marcus brings a host of tourists to Paradise Island, but a mysterious illness threatens the torchlight parade.

Rebecca Front and Joan Sims stars in Peter Kerry's sitcom about a GP living on a remote island off the coast of Northumbria.

Dr Marcia Hulme …. Rebecca Front
Auntie Annie …. Joan Sims
Hjorst …. Niall Ashdown
Joseph Gates …. James Garbutt
Mrs Peevis …. Jean Southern
William …. Sammy Johnson
Ralph …. Stephen Thirkeld

Producer: Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


SAT 09:00 Andrew Maxwell's Hallowe'en Hoolie (b04mlpx7)
The Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell loves Hallowe'en. That's why he's determined to reclaim it from the Americans. Forget pumpkins, fake fangs and plastic paraphernalia, the origins of Hallowe'en lie in the Celtic feast of Samhain.
Andrew hears from Professor Ronald Hutton about the ancient roots of this celebration which marked the threshold between summer and winter. He quizzes the folklorists Steve Roud and Doc Rowe about the British customs that have grown into trick or treating and fancy dress. One of America's leading historians of Hallowe'en, Lesley Bannatyne, traces the transformation of traditions as they crossed the Atlantic from Ireland to the New World, and describes how 21st Century Americans have taken Hallowe'en 'haunting' to a whole new level. The storyteller Clare Murphy frightens the wits out of Andrew with her eerie account of a faerie changeling, and the psychologist Claudia Hammond explains the science behind why so many of us love scary stories. Along the way Andrew tucks into curiously hard 'soul cakes', seeks to predict his guests' fortunes with charms hidden inside barmbrack, and indulges in a spot of spectre-hunting in a London pub said to be haunted by Dick Turpin.
Prepare to be spooked by otherworldly radio archives, including The League of Gentlemen's Ghost Chase.
Produced by Moy McGowan.


SAT 12:00 My Favorite Husband (m000nzkg)
The Surprise Halloween Party

Liz and George feel like social outcasts when a party invitation fails to arrive.

Starring Lucille Ball as Liz and Richard Denning as George.

The story of Liz and George Cooper, a happily married couple living in Sheridan Falls. Based on the novels by Isabel Scott Rorick. Originally called the Cugats, their name by now was changed to Cooper.

Liz Cooper …. Lucille Ball
George Cooper …. Richard Denning
Katy …. Ruth Perrot
Iris Atterbury …. Bea Benaderet
Rudolph Atterbury …. Gale Gordon

Writers: Madelyn Pugh, Bob Carroll Jr. and Jess Oppenheimer

Producer: Jess Oppenheimer

First broadcast in the USA on CBS Radio in October 1949.


SAT 12:30 Harry Worth (m000nwdv)
Thirty Minutes Worth

The Problem

Will Harry be able to help when someone knocks on the door with a problem?

The amiable, woolly-minded bumbler, causes more confusion! Written by Vince Powell

Starring Harry Worth

With Jacqueline Clarke, Charles Collingwood, Julie Higginson and Sandra Dickinson.

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1988.


SAT 13:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
Terminus

1. Corpse

When a horrifically mutilated corpse is found on the railway track near the terminus, DS Julie Enfield's hardest job is to identify the victim.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Imelda Staunton ..... DS Julie Enfield
Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Charles Simpson ..... DS Kevin Richards
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father
David Jarvis ..... Jim Stevens
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
Paul Panting ..... Victim
John Evitts ..... Train Driver
Rachel Atkins ..... Passenger
Tom Bevan ..... Police Constable

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.


SAT 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
Terminus

2. Busker

The "Lucky Charm" murders mount up. Shelley, the Irish busker, is under suspicion for the murders, but DS Richards is convinced she's "a nice kid".

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Imelda Staunton ..... DS Julie Enfield
Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Charles Simpson ..... DS Kevin Richards
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father
Neville Jason ..... Timothy Lynham
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Tina Grey ..... Mrs Winterton
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
David Jarvis ..... Station Announcer
Margaret John ..... Bag Lady

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.


SAT 14:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
Terminus

3. Playing Games

Timothy Lineham, MP, is the 'Lucky Charm' killer's third victim. A drugs or terrorist connection seems likely. Events take a bizarre turn for DS Julie Enfield.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Imelda Staunton ..... DS Julie Enfield
Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Charles Simpson ..... DS Kevin Richards
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father
Tina Grey ..... Mrs Winterton
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
David Jarvis ..... Station Announcer
Tom Bevan ..... The Beggar

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1994.


SAT 14:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
Terminus

4. Fury

Now that her friend, DS Kevin Richards, has been found murdered, Enfield is full of extra anger.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Nicholas Farrell ..... DCI Michael Stanley
Dominic Letts ..... Terminus
Geoffrey Matthews ..... Julie Enfield's Father)
Elaine Claxton ..... Shelley
Paul Panting ..... Tim Johnson
Peter Whitman ..... Stan Rickman
Maggie McCarthy ..... Sarah
Teresa Gallagher ..... Di
David JarvisStation ..... Announcer

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


SAT 15:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 today]


SAT 15:30 A Good Read (b00y8vk6)
Rebecca Abrams and Matt Ridley

Kate Saunders and her guests - science writer, Matt Ridley and writer, Rebecca Abrams - discuss their favourite books by Elizabeth Taylor, Gerald Durrell and Charles Dickens.

A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor
Publisher: Virago

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Publisher: Puffin

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Publisher: Oxford University Press

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.


SAT 16:00 Scott Cherry - The Book of Shadows (b06vbd1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b069rvbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 MR James (b06sqq9z)
Oh, Whistle and I'll Come To You

“Easy enough to whistle, but there's no telling what will answer...”

Professor Parkins uncovers a very curious artefact.

MR James’s ghostly story adapted by Michael and Mollie Hardwick.

Starring Michael Hordern as Professor Parkins.

Professor Parkins ...... Michael Hordern
Brown ...... Earle Grey
Purdon ...... James Thomason
Chambermaid/Small Boy ...... Sheila Grant
Waiter ...... Anthony Hall
Colonel Wilson ...... Austin Trevor
Mrs Spenlow ...... Hilda Kriseman
Rogers ...... Rolf Lefebvre
The Thing ...... Malcolm Hayes

Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Charles Lefeaux

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1963.


SAT 18:30 Robert Aickman - Ringing the Changes (b0075yw2)
“Gerald had told Phrynne that if they were to marry in June they couldn't honeymoon until October. He was all too aware of the perils of marrying a girl 24 years younger than himself, to add to them by taking a conventional honeymoon."

When Gerald and Phrynne arrive at their destination, it’s a curiously deserted seaside resort, where the church bells ring ... and ring.... and ring.

A chilling Hallowe'en special by Robert Aickman, dramatised by Jeremy Dyson and Mark Gatiss.

Gerald ...... George Baker
Phrynne ...... Fiona Allen
Narrator/Mr Pascoe ...... Mark Gatiss
Commandant Shortcroft ...... Michael Cochrane
Mrs Pascoe ...... Barbara Shelley

Music: Joby Talbot. Special sound design by 02

Director Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


SAT 19:00 Andrew Maxwell's Hallowe'en Hoolie (b04mlpx7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Think the Unthinkable (b01mypwd)
Series 4

Superco

The dotty management consultants check out Britain's biggest supermarket chain. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From October 2005.


SAT 22:30 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008vzdy)
Series 2

Episode 2

From a room full of kittens to something you might find behind the sofa...

Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney make it up as they go along!

Faced with a live studio audience and a couple of microphones - the masters of improve create sketches from shouted out suggestions.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.


SAT 23:00 State of the Nations (b086s8z1)
England

Elis James is in The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle to get a comedy snapshot of England and Englishness.

With Rahul Kohli, Suzi Ruffell and Tom Allen.

One of four stand-up shows from the four nations of the United Kingdom which explore what it means to be variously Welsh, English, Scottish and Northern Irish in today's United Kingdom.

Producer: Richard Morris

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


SAT 23:30 The Wilson Dixon Line (b00kdnj9)
Words of Wisdom

Cowboy philosopher Wilson Dixon shares his viewpoints on life, love and relationships through songs and anecdotes.

Introduced by Johnnie Walker. Wilson’s affectionate tribute to the philosophy of country music begins with his observations of society and the differences between the UK and Cripple Creek.

Saddled up with sidekick Snake Wizzelteats, his observations on everyday life draw the audience into world full of larger than life characters and situations.

Wilson Dixon is the creation of Jesse Griffin; an award winning comedian, actor and founding member of the acclaimed comedy trio The 4 Noels. Since his creation, Wilson Dixon has performed extensively around Australia and New Zealand as well as the UK comedy circuit.
Sidekick Snake Wizzelteats is performed by Jesse Budd.

Written and performed by Jesse Griffin.

Recorded with an audience at BBC Maida Vale, London.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 2009.



SUNDAY 01 NOVEMBER 2020

SUN 00:00 MR James (b06sqq9z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:30 Robert Aickman - Ringing the Changes (b0075yw2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 A Good Read (b00y8vk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Scott Cherry - The Book of Shadows (b06vbd1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b069rvbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b00th9yk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wvwz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]


SUN 07:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxr3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 07:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxsf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 08:00 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jxtt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]


SUN 08:30 All Gas and Gaiters (m000p0dl)
Series 1

The Dean Goes Primitive

All Gas and Gaiters was a television ecclesiastical sitcom which aired on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. It was written by the husband-and-wife team Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps, with the pilot featuring as a one-off in Comedy Playhouse. Selected scripts were later revised for Radio 4.

CAST:

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
The Bishop's Chaplain …. Derek Nimmo
The Dean …. John Barron
The Nurse …. Betty Baskcomb

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1971.


SUN 09:00 Mr Willow's Wife (m000p0dn)
1. Getting to Know You

Felicity feels sad that her 13 year-old twin boys have gone away to boarding school, but then decides to devote her energies to getting close to husband Paul again.

Written by Ray Cooney and John Chapman

Felicity Willow........................Moira Lister
Paul Willow.............................Terence Alexander
Nanny........................................Doris Hare
Ray Cooney.............................Motel Receptionist
John Chapman......................The Manager

Producer David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1971.


SUN 09:30 Millport (b0076br4)
Series 3

The End of the Beginning

The island makeover has turned horribly sour and with Irene gone, the only person to save the island from being bulldozed is Bunty Pierce.

But with her ailing health and hermit ways, will she leave her vegetables to rescue the island's integrity? And will Irene change her mind about mainland life and return to the island for good?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Irene ...... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Ferryman/Robert the Dog/Morris ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Minister/Bob ...... Robert Patterson
Dougie ...... Kenneth Bryans

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2002.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000nzv4)
Small Screen Stars

Jane Horrocks

From Bjork to Gracie Fields Jane Horrocks shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From 2006.

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the actress Jane Horrocks. She specialises in unconventional, complex roles - from the eccentric secretary Bubble in the cult sit-com Absolutely Fabulous to a bulimic teenager in Mike Leigh's film Life is Sweet. But the role that brought her the greatest public recognition and critical acclaim was Little Voice. Written especially for her, it told the story of a cripplingly shy girl who only finds liberation and expression when she takes on the voices of musical legends. Jane Horrocks's ability to sing like Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe, among others, was so convincing that the film's credits had to make it clear she had sung every note and not been dubbed by the originals.

Produced by Leanne Buckle.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011vjj0)
Series 2

Waterton

Squire Waterton of Walton Hall was an eccentric Englishman and gentleman who made many visits to South America and wrote about his travels.

His travel books are "amongst the oddest I know" David Attenborough tells us, written in an odd, almost biblical style. But nevertheless, these books are accounts of natural history two hundred years ago. Attenborough argues that Waterton shouldn't be just remembered for his writing. He should be credited with establishing the first nature reserve in this country.

Appalled by the ravages of the industrial revolution's impact on the landscape, he built a wall around his estate to protect the wildlife - and free of charge allowed people to visit, which they did in their masses.

Written and presented by David Attenborough
Producer: Julian Hector.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0001hlg)
Series 8

The Places We Tell Our Stories

True stories told live in in the USA: George Dawes Green - founder of The Moth - introduces stories of protection, love and war.

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

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

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

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


SUN 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b06zyxpk)
Simon Callow

The celebrated actor chooses 'The Overture to Tannhauser' by Wagner and 'Die Fledermaus' by Johan Strauss II.


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000p0dr)
Lines of Resistance

Poet Daljit Nagra delves into the BBC's poetry archives and selects Lines of Resistance.

Writer and poet Bridget Minamore explores how women – particularly women of colour – have pushed back against the poetry establishment to create their own literary narratives.

Poetry as an escape from oppression and as a way to amplify the voices of the overlooked is nothing new. But, so often, resistance writers are male.

How have women in general and women of colour resisted dominant narratives in poetry? And how have they challenged those established voices of dissent to create their own literary spaces for resistance?

The themes explored in the programme range from 21st-century Peckham to ancient Iraq and the slave plantations of the Caribbean, as Bridget goes on a journey to uncover the lines of resistance followed by women throughout history. She talks both to established writers and teenage poets struggling to make their mark.

At the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, south London, poet Malika Booker tells Bridget, "Story is in our DNA”. The women of the Octavia poetry collective explain how the internet both helps and hinders the process of creative resistance. With the help of Arabic literature specialist Dr Marlé Hammond and British-Egyptian writer Sabrina Mahfouz, Bridget draws links from Muslim women writing in 11th-century Spain to how Muslim women write in Britain today.

And in a surprising exchange with history professor Eleanor Robson, Bridget discovers that a writer of poetry from 4,000 years ago, long cherished by contemporary feminists, isn’t all that she seems to be.

With poems by Sarah Lasoye, Warsan Shire, Malika Booker, Enheduana, Wallada bint al-Mustakfi, Seema Begum and Bridget Minamore herself.

Produced by Matthew Teller
An Overtone production for BBC Radio 4

First broadcast in 2017.


SUN 12:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06vkg1w)
Series 2

The Swimsman

When Milton discovers the local lido is under threat of closure he unwisely decides to organise a sit-in. But his dreams for a state-of-the-art aquacentre are sunk when his trunks are declared a biohazard.

Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'. Because each week, Milton and his trusty assistant Anton (played by Milton regular, Tom Goodman-Hill) set out to help people and soon find they're embroiled in a new adventure. Because when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push.

"Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners" - The Guardian.

"King of the surreal one-liners" - The Times

"If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!" - The Daily Mail

Written by Milton with James Cary (Bluestone 42, Miranda), and Dan Evans (who co-wrote Milton's Channel 4 show House Of Rooms) the man they call "Britain's funniest Milton", returns to the radio with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes.

The cast includes regulars Tom Goodman-Hill ( Spamalot, Mr. Selfridge) as the ever-faithful Anton, Josie Lawrence and Dan Tetsell.

With music by Guy Jackson.

Produced and directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 13:00 The Navy Lark: Left Hand Down A Bit, with Leslie Phillips (b00sdrj2)
Cast member Leslie Phillips roams the high seas of comedy, with a three hour celebration of the long-running BBC radio favourite.

The Navy Lark is almost as much of a national institution as the Navy itself. With a worldwide following, it remains one of BBC radio's most fondly remembered comedies, and continues to entertain new generations of listeners. Sub-Lieutenant Leslie Phillips welcomes you aboard the infamous HMS Troutbridge for a voyage through six classic episodes in the life and times of a legendary comic flagship.

Find out how The Navy Lark got started; discover who might have been in starring roles; learn how the cast of the radio series were invited to take large bits of a real-life ship ! What other popular "Larks" appeared on radio? How did the Troutbridge crew come to be running their own TV company? How exactly did Sub-Lieutenant Phillips get through Dartmouth? All is revealed.

Featured Episodes:

Operation Fag End [January 1959]
The Hank of Heather [April 1959]
The Lighthouse Lark [January 1960]
A Deliberate Bashing [April 1963]
Mr. Phillips at Dartmouth [October 1967]
The Jubilee Navy Lark [July 1977]

Produced by Martin Dempsey

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2006.


SUN 16:00 Nan Woodhouse (b04v2w8w)
Judith Shakespeare

Playwright William Shakespeare's younger daughter Judith, feels restless in the confined world of Stratford-upon-Avon and yearns to be a part of her father's more exciting life.

Judith Shakespeare..............................Amanda Root
William Shakespeare...........................Michael Pennington
Henry, Earl of Southampton.............Anton Lesser
Ben.............................................................Andrew Wincott
Anne..........................................................Melinda Walker
Hamnet.....................................................Thomas Connor
Carias.........................................................Stephen Critchlow
Landlady...................................................Ann Beach
Chambermaid.........................................Colleen Prendergast
Wise woman and steward's wife.....Jillie Meers

Written by Nan Woodhouse

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000p0dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06vkg1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 HG Wells (b08hdk9d)
The War of the Worlds

Part 2

As the Martians continue their merciless invasion, transforming the landscape and decimating the population, Robert begins to lose his reason.

Robert …. Blake Ritson
Curate …. Carl Prekopp
Man 2 …. David Sturzaker
Mrs. Hatton …. Georgie Glen
Man 1 …. John Dougall
Doctor …. David Sterne
Bridgenorth …. Nick Murchie
Billy …. Samuel James
Margaret …. Sanchia McCormack
Lydia …. Sarah Ridgeway

By HG Wells, dramatised by Melissa Murray.

Directed by Marc Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0001hlg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (b06zyxpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 Nan Woodhouse (b04v2w8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000nzv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011vjj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06vkg1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Paperback Hell (m000p0dt)
Series 3

A Posset Full of Death

Six chapters, by six different authors. All of them imaginary. All of them straight out of the bestseller charts. None of them very good.

This week: medieval monastic murder mystery, as Edith Plunger reads from her historical thriller, A Posset Full of Death.

Starring Michael Fenton Stevens, Rebecca Front, Mel Hudson, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


SUN 22:45 Knocker (b008g2dm)
Confidentialitydence

Experimental kitchen wipes sorely test market researcher Ian Dunn. Stars Neil Edmond and Paula Wilcox. From December 2007.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (m000nvy8)
Series 23

Episode 6

Newsjack is a scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public. Hosted by Kiri Pritchard-McLean.


SUN 23:30 Clayton Grange (b047bstc)
Series 2

Episode 3

By Neil Warhurst with additional material by Paul Barnhill.

Geoff can't resist using a 'bring your child to work day' to do some controversial genetic manipulation, whilst Saunders trials a bionic suit that recycles your own urine. Will this be his first success?

Produced and directed by Marion Nancarrow.

Anthony Head returns in this sparkling comedy series, which The Observer described as 'brilliantly silly' and The Mail reviewed as having 'lots of perfectly timed, deadpan acting and a great script.'.



MONDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2020

MON 00:00 HG Wells (b08hdk9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Navy Lark: Left Hand Down A Bit, with Leslie Phillips (b00sdrj2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Nan Woodhouse (b04v2w8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000p0dr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06vkg1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p24p)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 7

1. The Dancing Men

Seemingly childish drawings foreshadow tragedy and death.

Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley star as Holmes and Watson in their final series of dramatisations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories.

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Doctor Watson …. Norman Shelley
Mrs Hudson …. Janet Morrison
Elsie Cubitt …. Ann Murray
Hilton Cubitt …. Humphrey Morton
Hunt …. John Gray
Inspector Martin …. Fred Yule
Mrs King …. Janet Hitchman
Abe Slaney …. John Bentley

Dramatist: Michael Hardwick.

Producer: Graham Gauld

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1969.


MON 06:30 Cadfael (b007k23t)
Dead Man's Ransom

1. Hostage

As civil war takes its toll on Shrewsbury, the detective monk takes action.

Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised in five-parts by Bert Coules.

It’s 1141. Beyond the walls of Shrewsbury’s Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, civil war rages. The Deputy Sheriff of Shropshire returns from the Battle of Lincoln with disastrous news that King Stephen has been captured. The Sheriff himself has been kidnapped by the Welsh, and England’s very future is uncertain.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Sister Magdalen …. Susannah York
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Radulfus …. Trevor Peacock
Herbard …. Shaun Prendergast
Aline …. Lorien Haynes
Lad …. David Holt
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


MON 07:00 Way Out East (b07jyrd2)
Domino Effect

Comedy by Guy Meredith about a group of expats sharing a flat in Hong Kong. Into the lives of unsuccessful architect James (Tony Gardner) and failed-everything Malcolm (John Gordon Sinclair) comes Zoe (Katherine Kingsley) on a one-way ticket from England to start a new life.

After an unpromising start, she moves in with James and Malcolm, convinced that she can get these two undomesticated alpha males to change their ways and become more organised at home and work. She also becomes part of the scene at the Shakes, the local expat pub run by Wanda (Samantha Bond) and visited by James's boss Mr Ampersand (Nicky Henson) who gives her a job as his PA.

The flatmates share many adventures including a very disorganised pub quiz, a series of domestic mishaps, attempts to fix the result of the Hong Kong Derby and a local marathon, and the annual Hong Kong New Year celebrations.

Katherine Kingsley was Olivier nominated for her role in Piaf and Singin’ in the Rain, John Gordon Sinclair has performed in several musicals and is remembered for the title role in Gregory’s Girl, Tony Gardner is currently one of the stars of the award-winning Last Tango in Halifax, and Samantha Bond has starred in many award-winning television and theatre productions including Downton Abbey. Guy Meredith has written several very successful dramas and comedies for radio, including the long-running series Daunt and Dervish.

Cast:
Zoe ….. Katherine Kingsley
Malcolm ….. John Gordon Sinclair
James ….. Tony Gardner
Wanda ….. Samantha Bond
Ampersand ….. Nicky Henson
Sam ….. Lobo Chan
Hugo ….. Charlie Cash
Aircrew ….. Mark Straker

Series Music Composer: David Chilton
Writer: Guy Meredith
Producer: Cherry Cookson

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2016.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b01r0dzt)
Compilation

Episode 2

Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Josie Lawrence, Marcus Brigstocke attempt to talk for 60 seconds with no hesitation, repetition or deviation under the watchful eye of Nicholas Parsons.

Produced by Tilusha Ghelani.

From 2013.


MON 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00wsyk4)
Series 5

Ulysses

An Ancient Greek epic - and Bill Oddie sings the telephone directory.

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

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

Written by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Lizzie Evans, Derek Farmer and Bill Oddie.

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

Music and songs by Leon Cohen and Bill Oddie.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1967.


MON 08:30 Harry Worth (b00r2jxk)
Thirty Minutes Worth

The Holiday

Harry Worth's doctor prescribes him a sunshine holiday.

Starring Harry Worth.

With Jacqueline Clarke, Charles Collingwood, Julie Higginson and Milton Johns.

Script by Vince Powell.

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1988.


MON 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b07wpgjr)
Series 17

Episode 1

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

Henning Wehn, Rich Hall, Lloyd Langford and Holly Walsh are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as mosquitoes, flags, roads and North Korea.

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

Produced by Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


MON 09:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nht5b)
Series 2

Siege

Michael accepts the toughest night shift in Manchester. Will Jason's evening be any easier?

The lives of the Stockport-based Conroy family in series 2 of Damian Lanigan and Jim Poyser's comedy drama.

Starring Jason Done as Michael, Andrew Knott as Jason, Beverley Callard as Maureen, John Henshaw as Eddie, Jo-Anne Knowles as Debbie, Jack Smethurst as Jim and Damian Lanigan as Carl.

Music: Big George
Producer: Neil Mossey
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


MON 10:00 Drama (b07419gj)
John Fowles - The Magus

Episode 1

Nicholas Urfe, a young British graduate runs away from his monotonous life to take up a teaching post on the small Greek island of Phraxos. There he meets the enigmatic figure of Maurice Conchis and slowly gets drawn into a world full of strange encounters and elaborate tricks on Conchis’s estate at Bourani. When Conchis introduces Nicholas to the enchanting and mysterious Lily Montgomery who bears a striking resemblance to Conchis’s long dead fiancée, reality and illusion begin to intertwine, but what strange game is Conchis playing with Nicholas? Moreover, in this world coloured by artifice and deception, who is really telling him the truth?

First published in 1965 John Fowles’s novel ‘The Magus’ soon achieved cult status, but has only been dramatized once before in a film of 1968. Now acclaimed dramatist and screenwriter Adrian Hodges (My Week with Marilyn, The Go-Between, Peter and Wendy, The Musketeers, Survivors, Primeval,) has adapted the novel for this new three-part dramatisation starring Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) as Nicholas Urfe, Charles Dance (And Then There Were None, Game of Thrones) as Maurice Conchis, and Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter, Brideshead Revisted) as Lily.

Tom Burke ….. Nick
Charles Dance ….. Conchis
Hayley Atwell ….. Lily
Anna Skellern ….. Alison
Josie Taylor ….. Margaret
David Seddon ….. Mitford
Chris Pavlo ….. Meli
Lynsey-Anne Moffat ….. Rowena

Harpsichordist ..... Maggie Cole
Recorder player ..... Martin Feinstein
Writer ..... John Fowles
Adapted by ..... Adrian Hodges

Producer/Director ..... Heather Larmour

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000p24t)
Series 7

The Right to Speak

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

Guy Raz explores whether all speech, however offensive, be allowed on college campuses? Is it the price of ‘free speech’?

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2018.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000p24w)
Dave Stewart

Musician and songwriter Dave Stewart chooses 'Only a Pawn in Their Game' by Bob Dylan and 'Liberation' by Stewart Lindsey.


MON 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00wsyk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Harry Worth (b00r2jxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p24p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Cadfael (b007k23t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b07wpgjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 14:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nht5b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 15:00 Drama (b07419gj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 TED Radio Hour (m000p24t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 16:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000p24w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 17:00 Way Out East (b07jyrd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b01r0dzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Ted Chiang - Understand (b007jtyf)
Episode 1

After suffering a horrific accident, coma patient, Leon undergoes a brand new medical procedure - with some startling side effects...

Award-winning US writer Ted Chiang's sci-fi thriller is read by Rhashan Stone.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2004.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00yj92b)
Anne McElvoy and Matt Wolf

Anne McElvoy, Policy Editor of The Economist, and theatre critic Matt Wolf talk to Kate Saunders about the books they most admire.

Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane
Publisher: Penguin Classics

The Awkward Age by Henry James
Publisher: Penguin Classics

What to Look for in Winter by Candia McWilliams
Publisher: Jonathan Cape

Producer: Beth O'Dea

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


MON 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00wsyk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Harry Worth (b00r2jxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p24p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Cadfael (b007k23t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000p24t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000p24w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b01r0dzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Nick Revell Show (b00cq58b)
Series 2

Health and Fitness

When his geraniums laugh at his puny physique, the writer overdoes his new fitness regime. With Doon MacKichan. From June 1993.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m000ntzv)
Series 57

Episode 1

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grip (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions.

Joining them are Ellie Taylor and Matt Kirshen, with music from Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner

Additional voices from Luke Kempner and Gemma Arrowsmith

Written by the cast, with additional material from Robin Morgan, Catherine Brinkworth, Ola Labib and Simon Alcock

Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Engineer and Editor: David Thomas

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b01d2fsj)
Series 1

First Impressions

Stephen K Amos and his pick of the circuit's best stand-ups build an idiot's guide to life. This week Miss London, Jess Fostekew and Craig Campbell join Stephen to offer an idiot's guide to first impressions.

Produced by Colin Anderson.



TUESDAY 03 NOVEMBER 2020

TUE 00:00 Ted Chiang - Understand (b007jtyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00yj92b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p24p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Cadfael (b007k23t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b07wpgjr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nht5b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Drama (b07419gj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 TED Radio Hour (m000p24t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000p24w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Way Out East (b07jyrd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b01r0dzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p1tk)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 7

2. A Case of Identity

The Baker Street sleuth investigates a missing fiancé and shady stepfather.

Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley star as Holmes and Watson in their final series of dramatisations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Doctor Watson …. Norman Shelley
Billy .... Terry Raven
Mary Sutherland .... Ysanne Churchman
Mrs Sutherland .... Eva Haddon
Hosmer Angel .... Lewis Stringer
Cabby .... Humphrey Morton

Dramatist: Michael Hardwick

Producer: Graham Gauld

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in June 1969.


TUE 06:30 Cadfael (b007k254)
Dead Man's Ransom

2. Ambassador

The detective monk's plan for a hostage exchange falters when love raises its head.

Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised by Bert Coules.

It’s 1141. Beyond the walls of Shrewsbury’s Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, civil war rages. The Deputy Sheriff of Shropshire returns from the Battle of Lincoln with disastrous news that King Stephen has been captured. The Sheriff himself has been kidnapped by the Welsh, and England’s very future is uncertain.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Melicent …. Kate Odey
Prince Owain …. Sion Probert
Radulfus …. Trevor Peacock
Cristina …. Siobahn Flynn
Eliud …. Mark Lewis Jones
Edmund/Ithel …. Shaun Prendergast
Maurice …. Douglas Blackwell
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


TUE 07:00 Hazelbeach (b00ly7mv)
Series 2

Cleaner

Likeable conman Ronnie has a close encounter in Hull, while his hapless friend Nick invents a new sport.

Ronnie Hazelbeach.... Jamie Foreman
Nick..........Paul Bazely
James.........Neil Stuke
Chloe......... Tracy Wiles
Doctor Helmut..... Stephen Hogan

By Caroline and David Stafford
Director/producer.... Marc Beeby


TUE 07:30 Rob Newman (m000nv3z)
Rob Newman's Half-Full Philosophy Hour

What Is A City For?

Rob dices with death on the school run, sets up a Slow Travel rail franchise, and offers a bonanza of future-proofing pollution solutions.

Written by Rob Newman
Performed by Rob Newman, with Rachel Austin
Produced by Jon Harvey
A Naked production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jws9)
Series 7

What's My Line?

Can anyone guess the unusual professions in a special edition of the 1950s TV quiz? Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1956.


TUE 08:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008lyzf)
Episode 2

Actor, singer and composer Anthony Newley joins the dear ladies for songs and conversation. From November 1990.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (m000ntzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00b7bd3)
Series 2

The Anniversary Blues

Tommy has big celebration plans for Sheila, but then Lewis gets involved.

30 years after sweethearts Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr won the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest, the musical double-act are back in the big time.

Series 2 of Mike Coleman's six-part sitcom stars June Whitfield and Roy Hudd.

With Pat Coombs, Julian Eardley, Edward Halstead, Paul Rogan and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1999.


TUE 10:00 Drama (b074w040)
John Fowles - The Magus

Episode 2

Nicholas Urfe, a young British graduate runs away from his monotonous life to take up a teaching post on the small Greek island of Phraxos. There he meets the enigmatic figure of Maurice Conchis and slowly gets drawn into a world full of strange encounters and elaborate tricks on Conchis’s estate at Bourani. When Conchis introduces Nicholas to the enchanting and mysterious Lily Montgomery who bears a striking resemblance to Conchis’s long dead fiancée, reality and illusion begin to intertwine, but what strange game is Conchis playing with Nicholas? Moreover, in this world coloured by artifice and deception, who is really telling him the truth?

First published in 1965 John Fowles’s novel ‘The Magus’ soon achieved cult status, but has only been dramatized once before in a film of 1968. Now acclaimed dramatist and screenwriter Adrian Hodges (My Week with Marilyn, The Go-Between, Peter and Wendy, The Musketeers, Survivors, Primeval,) has adapted the novel for this new three-part dramatisation starring Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) as Nicholas Urfe, Charles Dance (And Then There Were None, Game of Thrones) as Maurice Conchis, and Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter, Brideshead Revisted) as Lily.

Tom Burke ….. Nick
Charles Dance ….. Conchis
Hayley Atwell ….. Lily
Anna Skellern ….. Alison
Josie Taylor ….. Margaret
Maarten Dannenberg ….. Anton
Bodo Friesecke ….. German Colonel
Andreas Karras ….. Greek Resistance Fighter

Harpsichordist ..... Maggie Cole
Written by ..... John Fowles
Adapted by ..... Adrian Hodges

Producer/Director ..... Heather Larmour

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.


TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m0007rbh)
Peter Curran

This week’s guest is a writer, broadcaster, failed drummer and former carpenter, who loves to make radio shows.

Peter’s first break in broadcasting was at GLR in the early 90s, answering the phones and making tea for Tommy Vance. He taught himself to edit on reel-to-reel tape, before landing his own daily show, and then leaving the BBC to make documentaries and audiobooks.

Since those early days, Peter calculates that he’s interviewed 10,000 people - across local, national and international radio. Latterly some of these interviews have been conducted in the unconventional setting of a bunk bed, thanks to his critically-acclaimed show with Patrick Marber.

The format and furniture lends itself brilliantly to the kind of storytelling that emerges late at night, when you can relax and allow your mind to wander. We listen to an episode from the second series, which covers Voltaire, Spike Milligan, Antony Burgess and more. It is produced by Peter's own company Foghorn Productions.

Peter remembers encounters with the famous, including the last interview with Sir Kingsley Amis, and Cate Blanchett's low-key appearance on the pull-out mattress for Bunk Bed.

He also reflects upon the more personal storytelling in the live show Some Kind Of Man, which was recorded for Radio 4 by Giddy Goat Productions in 2017; and Collecting The Troubles At The Ulster Museum, Peter's 2018 documentary which looks at the creative response to conflict in his hometown of Belfast.

Produced by Ali Gardiner Radio 4 Extra.

First broadcast in 2019.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jws9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008lyzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p1tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Cadfael (b007k254)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Who Goes There? (b00fks6r)
Series 3

Episode 3

Martin Young chairs the quiz which looks at the noteworthy and the notorious from history.

Tackling the biographical teasers are team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego with guests Carol Sarler and Rachel Holmes.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.


TUE 14:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00b7bd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 15:00 Drama (b074w040)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Telling Tales (m0007rbh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 17:00 Hazelbeach (b00ly7mv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Rob Newman (m000nv3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Ted Chiang - Understand (b007s7x3)
Episode 2

With his heightened intelligence, Leon develops ingenious ways to outwit the CIA. Ted Chiang's thriller read by Rhashan Stone.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b008nz60)
Series 6

Finlandia

Sibelius's glorious orchestral work was adopted by the Finnish people as a symbol of its fight for independence from Russia, and over 100 years later it is still regarded as Finland's second national anthem. Its popularity is international, both in orchestral form and also in shorter form as the Finlandia Hymn. Contributors include Sibelius's great-grandson Jaakko Ilves and conductor John Storgards.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jws9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008lyzf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p1tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Cadfael (b007k254)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m0007rbh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Rob Newman (m000nv3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b01mvzft)
Series 2

Episode 4

Written by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser.

Justin's still living with his father-in-law, still working with his ex-wife and still calling on his Gran for her words of wisdom. This week he also has to cope with a game of golf.

In one version of his life, Justin is a loveable celebrity who is successful, funny, and stopped in the street by adoring fans. He's the man who has everything.

In the more realistic version he's a DJ in a slightly shabby local radio station who gets hassled by the occasional oddball on the street. And he's the man who hopes for everything.

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

Everyone Quite Likes Justin is written by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser. Justin is a comedian who sells out gigs across the country. He has also written plays, a previous show for Radio 4 and the first series of Everyone Quite Likes Justin. Jim Poyser is a writer and producer of enormous experience in both radio and television.

Recorded in front of an audience in Manchester.

Justin ..... Justin Moorhouse
Gran ..... Anne Reid
Lisa ..... Christine Bottomley
Bryn ..... Lloyd Langford
Ray ..... Paul Copley
Tanya ..... Victoria Elliott
Charlie ..... Mark Chatterton
Barbara ..... Kathryn Hunt

Producer: Steven Canny

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2012.


TUE 23:00 Woof (b0bktmmm)
True Tales of Romance and Failure

Much Loved Son and Fantasist

Bittersweet comic real life stories written & performed by Chris Neill with Martin Hyder and Isy Suttie. This week - myopia and its advantages and ... is that an architect I see before me?

Starring: Chris Neill, Isy Suttie and Martin Hyder

Written by Chris Neill
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4

Music featured:

Track: Dance Away
Perf: The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

Track: Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer
Perf: Johnny Maddox

Track: September Song
Perf: Dion and The Belmonts

Track: Ladyfingers
Perf: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

Track: Lo Sceicco Bianco
Perf: Katyna Ranieri & orchestra

Track: I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
Perf: Scissor Sisters


TUE 23:15 The Pin (b06nrjk1)
Series 1

Episode 4

Join Alex Owen and Ben Ashenden in their weird twist on the double-act sketch show. Strap in for a 15 minute delve in to a world of oddness performed in front of a live studio audience.

The Pin are an award-winning comedy duo, and legends of Edinburgh festival. They deconstruct the sketch form, in a show that exists somewhere between razor-sharp smartness and utterly joyous silliness.

After a sold-out run in Edinburgh, and a string of hilarious performances across BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC 3, Channel 4, and Comedy Central, this was The Pin's debut solo show for Radio 4.

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015.


TUE 23:30 Old Harry's Game (b007jmbz)
Series 3

The Reasonably Fantastic Journey

Satan and the Professor find a huge empty space in Hell - inside Scumspawn's brain. Devilish sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From April 1999.



WEDNESDAY 04 NOVEMBER 2020

WED 00:00 Ted Chiang - Understand (b007s7x3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b008nz60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p1tk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Cadfael (b007k254)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Who Goes There? (b00fks6r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00b7bd3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Drama (b074w040)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Telling Tales (m0007rbh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Hazelbeach (b00ly7mv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Rob Newman (m000nv3z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p14z)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 7

3. Black Peter

Holmes and Watson investigate the violent death of a retired whaler known as "Black Peter".

With Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes, Norman Shelley as Dr Watson, Michael Turner as Inspector Hopkins, Kenneth Fortescue as John Hopley Neligan, and Eric Woodburn as Patrick Cairns.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story was adapted for radio by Michael Hardwick and produced by Graham Gould.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1969.


WED 06:30 Cadfael (b007k26f)
Dead Man's Ransom

3. A Princely Death

Ellis goes from being a hostage to a murder suspect. Detective monk Brother Cadfael investigates.

Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised by Bert Coules.

It’s 1141. Beyond the walls of Shrewsbury’s Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, civil war rages. The Deputy Sheriff of Shropshire returns from the Battle of Lincoln with disastrous news that King Stephen has been captured. The Sheriff himself has been kidnapped by the Welsh, and England’s very future is uncertain.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Sister Magdalen …. Susannah York
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Melicent …. Kate Odey
Eliud …. Mark Lewis Jones
Radulfus …. Trevor Peacock
Herbard/Ithel …. Shaun Prendergast
Maurice/Rhys …. Douglas Blackwell
Anion …. Matthew Morgan
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


WED 07:00 Barbara Nice (m000p155)
Series 1

The Fib

A school reunion with Barbara's long standing frenemy Pat Burrows leads Barbara to make a rash white lie that has dramatic consequences. Meanwhile Ken is trying in vain to get a better broadband deal.

Barbara Nice...Janice Connolly
Ken Nice... John Henshaw
Mary... Angela Curran
Pat Burrows...Sally Lindsay
Thelma... Liz Hume Dawson
Zachary...Lizzie Griffiths
Mary's grandson...Charlie Burchill
Party goers... Jarvis, Niamh and Gabriel Papworth

Producer: Rebecca Papworth
A BBC Studios Production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2017.


WED 07:30 Ability (m0004f3w)
Series 2

Weekend Away

Matt is 25. He has cerebral palsy and can only speak via an app on his iPad. Everyone who cares about Matt knows that this isn't the defining thing about him. He is funny and clever and "up for stuff" - partly because he is keen to show that there's nothing he can't do, but also because, if he's honest, he's aware that he's less likely than other people to get the blame.

In this second series of the award nominated comedy, Matt is still sharing a flat with his best mate, Jess. He is still in love with her but, much as she likes him, she is still not in love with him. She does however, fancy Matt’s rubbish carer, Bob (Allan Mustafa). Well just a tiny bit anyway. Not that she would ever admit it. After all, Bob is even more lazy and useless at most things than she is.

But Bob is willing. And although domestic duties are not really his forte, he likes Matt and treats him like a real person. And over the last year or so the three of them have been through a lot together - well a lot of drinking and hangovers anyway.

Ability is the semi-autobiographical co-creation of the 2018 Britain’s Got Talent winner, Lee Ridley, otherwise known as Lost Voice Guy. Like his sitcom creation, Lee has cerebral palsy and can only speak via an app. He is - probably - the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid. Prior to BGT, Lee won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014, has written and performed four full Edinburgh shows and has just completed a major sell out tour of the UK.

Katherine Jakeways, the co-creator and co-writer of Ability, is a multi-award nominated writer. She has written North by Northamptonshire, Guilt Trip and All Those Women for BBC Radio 4 as well as numerous radio plays. She has also written for Crackanory and The Tracey Ullman Show for TV.

The series is set in Newcastle and many of the cast last played together as children in Biker’s Grove.

Cast includes:
Matt............Lee Ridley – aka Lost Voice Guy
Bob..............Allan Mustafa
Jess..............Sammy Dobson
Matt's Inner Voice.............Andrew Hayden-Smith

A Funny Bones production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp9g)
Series 6

The Childhood Sweetheart

The lad sets off for a romantic reunion pledged 25 years before.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Patricia Hayes.

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 October 1959.


WED 08:30 After Henry (b007nf1y)
Series 4

Dependent Relatives

'I'm sorry, Mother. It's just that that's the fourth time you've said you're not feeling at all well in the last hour".

Sarah is missing her daughter Clare - and her mother Eleanor is still very irritating.

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 and Gerry Cowper as Clare.

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 January 1989.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (b0075rh9)
Series 1

Episode 2

Dr Phil Hammond chairs the debating game. With Steve Punt, John O'Farrell, Derek Draper and Rhona Cameron. From October 1998.


WED 09:30 North East of Eden (b01h0kpm)
Cinema Paradiso

Mad Max versus the French resistance. Or rather, two rival island film nights fight it out. Stars Rebecca Front. From July 1997.


WED 10:00 Drama (b075mltm)
John Fowles - The Magus

Episode 3

Nicholas Urfe, a young British graduate runs away from his monotonous life to take up a teaching post on the small Greek island of Phraxos. There he meets the enigmatic figure of Maurice Conchis and slowly gets drawn into a world full of strange encounters and elaborate tricks on Conchis’s estate at Bourani. When Conchis introduces Nicholas to the enchanting and mysterious Lily Montgomery who bears a striking resemblance to Conchis’s long dead fiancée, reality and illusion begin to intertwine, but what strange game is Conchis playing with Nicholas? Moreover, in this world coloured by artifice and deception, who is really telling him the truth?
First published in 1965 John Fowles’s novel ‘The Magus’ soon achieved cult status, but has only been dramatized once before in a film of 1968. Now acclaimed dramatist and screenwriter Adrian Hodges (My Week with Marilyn, The Go-Between, Peter and Wendy, The Musketeers, Survivors, Primeval,) has adapted the novel for this new three-part dramatisation starring Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) as Nicholas Urfe, Charles Dance (And Then There Were None, Game of Thrones) as Maurice Conchis, and Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter, Brideshead Revisted) as Lily.

Tom Burke ….. Nick
Charles Dance ….. Conchis
Hayley Atwell ….. Lily
Anna Skellern ….. Alison
Maarten Dannenberg ….. Anton
Josie Taylor ….. Margaret
Beth Goddard ….. Lily De Seitas
Rachel Atkins ….. Kemp
Michael Shelford ….. Briggs
Chris Pavlo ….. Meli
Elaine Claxton ….. Mrs Marks
Josie Taylor ….. Margaret
Greek ticket seller ….. Andreas Karras
Benji ….. Rudi Goodman

Writen by .....John Fowles
Adapted by ..... Adrian Hodges

Producer/Director ..... Heather Larmour

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2016.


WED 11:00 Unsung Heroines (m000p159)
3. Elsie Widdowson, Marjorie Hurst, Noor Inayat Khan, Josephine Butler, Nancy Wake, The Lumberjills, Rani of Jhansi

History is full of incredible women who did amazing things. And yet, even though their legacy is still felt today, their names aren't on the tip our tongues. We've all heard of Florence Nightingale and Amelia Earhart - but what about Annie Russell Maunder, Jayaben Desai or Josephine Butler? They're much less well known, yet they all made significant and enduring contributions to our world.
The writer and comedian Viv Groskop has been trawling the BBC radio archives to find out about a kickass sisterhood that refused to stay at home when that's what was expected of them.
We meet the pioneering physician, Sophia Jex Blake; the Nobel laureate environmentalist, Wangari Maathai, the social reformer, Caroline Norton; the champion cyclist, Beryl Burton; we take a trip to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to learn about its founder, Mary Tealby. And many more.
Viv also invites contemporary women to nominate their favourite unsung heroines - so we hear from Clare Balding, Cathy Newman, Samira Ahmed, Natalie Haynes, Gemma Cairney, Angela Barnes and Jessica Fostekew about the females they call phenomenal.
From ancient Rome to the 21st Century, Viv Groskop brings inspiring women out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

Producer - Moy McGowan


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 After Henry (b007nf1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p14z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Cadfael (b007k26f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 The Motion Show (b0075rh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 14:30 North East of Eden (b01h0kpm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 15:00 Drama (b075mltm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Unsung Heroines (m000p159)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 17:00 Barbara Nice (m000p155)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Ability (m0004f3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Ted Chiang - Understand (b007s8gp)
Episode 3

Leon plans for the exciting new way of life that his enhanced mind has revealed. Ted Chiang's thriller read by Rhashan Stone.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (b09hrkwl)
Series 14

Libraries

Josie Long explores the way our collections and accidental archives define us. Diving into a head full of palindromes, love letters, artistic accidents and family recipes.

Featuring the writer Nikesh Shukla, the illustrator Ralph Steadman, love letter writer extraordinaire Janet Gallin, and Martin Clear, the winner of the World Palindrome Championship.

Janet Gallin
Interview by Lina Misitzis
Originally broadcast in The Heart episode Love Letters produced by Kaitlin Prest
http://www.theheartradio.org/audio-smut/loveletters

Ralph Steadman: Better than Being in a Tent
Featuring Ralph Steadman
Produced by Leo Hornak

Yoko Is Not a Palindrome
Featuring Martin Clear
Produced by Miyuki Jokiranta

Family Recipe
Featuring Nikesh Shukla

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2017.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jp9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 After Henry (b007nf1y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p14z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Cadfael (b007k26f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Unsung Heroines (m000p159)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Ability (m0004f3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Late (b00762wl)
4. From Travelling to Telephoning

A busy maternity unit, two women on a train fantasise about each others' lives - and a man wonders whether to phone the woman of his dreams.

Bleak, funny and confusing tales of urban life, after dark.

Starring:

Paul Merton
Richard Wilson
Julian Clary
Meera Syal
Julie Balloo
Tilly Vosburgh

Scripted by Mandy Wheeler, Tilly Vosburgh, Rob Colley, Paul Merton and Julie Balloo.

Music by Robert Katz.

Producer: Sarah Parkinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


WED 22:45 Jigsaw (b04gw8cg)
Series 2

Episode 4

Award-winning stand-up comedians Dan Antopolski, Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema combine their talents to piece together a rapid-fire and surreal sketch show.

Produced by Colin Anderson.


WED 23:00 Rubbish (b00899qv)
Series 2

Surveillance

While testing out his latest initiative - a tannoy system that works in conjunction with the CCTV system - Martin becomes its next victim.

Will he be able to clear his name?

Series two of Tony Bagley’s sitcom about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive.

Stars Reece Dinsdale as Martin, Matthew Cottle as Barney, Neil Dudgeon as John, Ewan Bailey as Banks and Martin Trenaman as the Tannoy.

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


WED 23:30 Party (m000p15f)
Series 1

Episode 3

The third episode sees The Party clarify its policies on climate change whilst Duncan deals with the aftermath of under-cooked chicken sausages from a BBQ. Before long, murder is committed and the young idealists are placed in a compromising position.

With a starry cast of hot comedy talent including: Tim Key (winner of last year's Edinburgh Comedy Award); Johnny Sweet (winner of last year's Edinburgh Comedy Best Newcomer Award); Anna Crilly (Lead Balloon), Katy Wix (Miranda) and Tom himself (member of The Cowards and Edinburgh award-winner for his solo comedy show).



THURSDAY 05 NOVEMBER 2020

THU 00:00 Ted Chiang - Understand (b007s8gp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (b09hrkwl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p14z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Cadfael (b007k26f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 The Motion Show (b0075rh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 North East of Eden (b01h0kpm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Drama (b075mltm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Unsung Heroines (m000p159)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Barbara Nice (m000p155)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Ability (m0004f3w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p8kk)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 7

4. The Red Circle

Episode 4/6 of the remaining stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle which have not yet been broadcast dramatised for radio by Michael Hardwick.

Sherlock Holmes .... Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson .... Norman Shelley
Mrs Warren .... Grace Allardyce
Gennaro ....Robert Rietty
Inspector Gregson .... Humphrey Morton
Leverton ....Robert Howay
Emilia ....Gici Gatti

Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1969.


THU 06:30 Cadfael (b007k27q)
Dead Man's Ransom

4. Allies

A second murder suspect disappears, and monk-cum-sleuth Brother Cadfael journeys to Wales.

Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised by Bert Coules.

It’s 1141. Beyond the walls of Shrewsbury’s Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, civil war rages. The Deputy Sheriff of Shropshire returns from the Battle of Lincoln with disastrous news that King Stephen has been captured. The Sheriff himself has been kidnapped by the Welsh, and England’s very future is uncertain.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Sister Magdalen …. Susannah York
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Melicent …. Kate Odey
Prince Owain …. Sion Probert
Radulfus …. Trevor Peacock
Eliud …. Mark Lewis Jones
Ithel/Edmund/Herbard …. Shaun Prendergast
Cristina …. Siobahn Flynn
Griffri …. Douglas Blackwell
Anion …. Matthew Morgan
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


THU 07:00 Making the Best of It (b03ttg81)
Shock Jock

DJ Asif (Adil Ray) has dragged Barry (Roy Hudd) out of his room to act as on air 'posse' in his Lake Vista Care Home radio show.

But can Barry and Asif hold it together in the cupboard next to the vending machine, and make the kind of radio magic which will propel Asif all the way to a photocopying placement with Chris Evans?

The first in a series of comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company.

Written by Dave Florez

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


THU 07:30 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown (m000nvtr)
Rich Hall's (US Election) Breakdown 2020

Episode 1

Multi award-winning comedian and US citizen Rich Hall follows the closing stages of the US presidential race, offering an acerbic look at the electoral system and the two candidates vying for the most important job in the world.

A combination of stand-up, sketch and interview, Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown broadcasts live from the fictional IBBC network in Washington to the whole of the United States.

Rich and his producer Nick Doody take calls from every corner of the United States to hear the concerns of voters, offering their take on the issues troubling the American electorate.

Cast: Lewis McLeod, Freya Parker and Kemah Bob

Written by Rich Hall and Nick Doody, with additonal material from Ben Partridge, Sarah Campbell, Kemah Bob and Charlie Dinkin.

Producer: Adnan Ahmed
Production Co-ordinator: Gwyn Davies

A BBC Studios Audio Production


THU 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000nztz)
Series 4

Episode 17

Kenneth Horne's abominable quest for a Yeti - and 'Hornerama' looks at Leisure. With Kenneth Williams. From February 1961.


THU 08:30 Anything Legal (b0081qyq)
Episode 1

After commuting to work together for 15 years, Charles and George both lose their jobs, but decide to keep it a secret...

A Tale of Two City Gents by Wally K Daly

Starring Donald Hewlett as Charles, Michael Knowles as George, Norma Ronald as Hilary, Tony Anholt as GJ, David Ryall as Charles's Manager, Michael Bilton as Billy and Colin Starkey as Harry the Publican.

Theme music by Jim Parker

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m000nzv2)
Series 6

George Orwell

James Walton's literary quiz. The teams are led by Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Louise Doughty and John O'Farrell

Author of the week is George Orwell

Reader Beth Chalmers

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.


THU 09:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007jrwc)
Series 1

The Heinrich Manoeuvre

A childless couple are unhealthily obsessed with a model village. Stars Simon Greenall and Kay Stonham. From December 2001.


THU 10:00 RL Stevenson - The Master of Ballantrae (b00cbcpd)
Episode 1

Two brothers, James and Henry Durie, engage in a bitter struggle over money, power and love in this dark and dramatic adventure story set in 18th-century Scotland and America.

After the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, the Master flees Scotland for a life of piracy, buried treasure and murder...

First published in 1889, Robert Louis Stevenson's buccaneering tale dramatised in two parts by Chris Dolan.

CAST:

James Durie …. David Rintoul
Henry Durie …. Liam Brennan
Ephraim McKellar …. John Shedden
Alison Graeme …. Vicki Liddelle
Chevalier Burke …. Patrick Moy
Captain Teach …. John Kazek
Dutton …. Simon Tait
Jess Broun …. Lesley Hart
Lord Durrisdeer …. Tom Fleming

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000nzv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011vjj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000nztz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Anything Legal (b0081qyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p8kk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Cadfael (b007k27q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 The Write Stuff (m000nzv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 14:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007jrwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 15:00 RL Stevenson - The Master of Ballantrae (b00cbcpd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000nzv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 16:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011vjj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 17:00 Making the Best of It (b03ttg81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown (m000nvtr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Ted Chiang - Understand (b007scyn)
Episode 4

Reynolds and Leon prepare for a battle of minds. Who will survive? The climax of Ted Chiang's thriller read by Rhashan Stone.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b06bnq1b)
Series 37

Nick Stadlen on Bram Fischer

This week's Great Life might have become an Afrikaner Nationalist Prime Minister of apartheid South Africa, but instead became its most prominent white opponent. A formidable advocate, he led the defence of Nelson Mandela in the Rivonia Trial. It is no exaggeration to say Bram Fischer saved Mandela's life, and it is said Mandela would have made him his vice-president, had he lived to see Mandela's release. He's nominated by former English High Court Judge Sir Nick Stadlen along with Lord Joffe.

Presenter Matthew Parris.

Producer Perminder Khatkar.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015.


THU 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000nztz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Anything Legal (b0081qyq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p8kk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Cadfael (b007k27q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000nzv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011vjj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown (m000nvtr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Big Booth (b007jpp6)
Series 1

Episode 1

Boothby Graffoe's meandering monologues, sketches and ditties. With Simon Evans and singer Glenn Tilbrook. From January 2000.


THU 23:15 Spats (b007jzp6)
Mankind v Nature

Are we with Mother Nature - or against her?

Luke Roberts tackles the big arguments and solves them using light entertainment.

Producer: Ed Morrish

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in December 2006


THU 23:30 Concrete Cow (b04v8zs2)
Series 2

Art

Someone goes too far at a murder-mystery party.

Second series of the sketch show in which anything is possible.

Starring Robert Webb, Beth Chalmers, Catherine Shepherd, Steven Kynman, Abigail Burdess and Chris Pavlo.

Written by James Cary.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2004.



FRIDAY 06 NOVEMBER 2020

FRI 00:00 Ted Chiang - Understand (b007scyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b06bnq1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p8kk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Cadfael (b007k27q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Write Stuff (m000nzv2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007jrwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 RL Stevenson - The Master of Ballantrae (b00cbcpd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000nzv4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


FRI 04:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b011vjj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


FRI 05:00 Making the Best of It (b03ttg81)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown (m000nvtr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p16q)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 7

5. The Lion's Mane

The Baker Street sleuth postpones beekeeping to investigate a violent death. Stars Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley.

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Doctor Watson …. Norman Shelley
Stackhurst …. Garard Green
Murdoch …. Henry Davies
Bellamy …. Humphrey Morton
Maud Bellamy …. Pat Pleasance
Mrs Hudson …. Janet Morrison

Producer: Graham Gauld

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in July 1969.


FRI 06:30 Cadfael (b007k28z)
Dead Man's Ransom

5. A Helping Hand

With a strong case against Elis, will Brother Cadfael solve the sheriff's murder?

Conclusion of Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller dramatised by Bert Coules.

It’s 1141. Beyond the walls of Shrewsbury’s Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, civil war rages. The Deputy Sheriff of Shropshire returns from the Battle of Lincoln with disastrous news that King Stephen has been captured. The Sheriff himself has been kidnapped by the Welsh, and England’s very future is uncertain.

Cadfael …. Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar …. Jonathan Tafler
Sister Magdalen …. Susannah York
Elis …. Jason Hughes
Melicent …. Kate Odey
Prince Owain …. Sion Probert
Eliud …. Mark Lewis Jones
Ithel/Herbard …. Shaun Prendergast
Cristina …. Siobahn Flynn
Villager …. David Holt
Narrator …. Michael Kitchen

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


FRI 07:00 Jack & Millie (b0bch6d1)
Series 1

Deliver Us From eBay

Jack and Millie discover the Eleventh Commandment - Thou shalt not try and please a son's scary ex-girlfriend. And what's really in the mysterious neighbour's packages?

A chance encounter and a classy fish restaurant combine to create a tale of Middle Eastern diplomacy, tight shorts, strictly no ospreys and a married lifetime's-worth of verbal sparring.

So Millie's son Melvin has given her a new tablet with a voice recorder?

So suddenly Jack and Millie have decided to record everything that happens to them? And for this, we should be grateful?

Well Yes! Because this is a new comedy show written by Jeremy Front (writer of the Charles Paris mysteries for Radio 4) and starring Jeremy Front and Rebecca Front as Jack and Millie Lemman, an older couple who are fully engaged with contemporary life while being at war with the absurdities of the modern world.

Written by Jeremy Front
Produced by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2018.


FRI 07:30 Love in Recovery (m000256q)
Series 3

Ivy

Third series of the award-nominated comedy drama set in Alcoholics Anonymous. Written by Pete Jackson and inspired by his own road to recovery. Stars Rebecca Front, John Hannah, Sue Johnston, Paul Kaye and Johnny Vegas.

Love in Recovery follows the lives of five very different recovering alcoholics. Johnny Vegas is Andy, the sweet but simple self-appointed group leader. Sue Johnston plays straight talking Julie, who's been known to have the odd relapse here and there - and everywhere. Rebecca Front is the snobby and spiky Fiona, an ex-banker who had it all and then lost the lot. John Hannah is Simon, a snide journalist who’s not an alcoholic – he got caught drink driving, his boss made him attend the meeting, but he fell in love with Fiona and stayed. And, despite her best efforts, she fell in love with him too. Paul Kaye is Danno, a down and out two-bit chancer with a shady past but a lot of heart, who’s desperate to turn his life around.

As we follow their weekly meetings, we hear them moan, argue, laugh, fall apart, fall in love and, most importantly, tell their stories.

In episode four, Oscar has dropped in to the meeting on the way to see his son. Oscar’s recently lost his wife and wants to share her story. But Oscar’s tale is far from what any of the group expected.

Writer Pete Jackson is a recovering alcoholic and has spent time in Alcoholics Anonymous. It was there he found, as most people do, support from the unlikeliest group of disparate souls, all banded together due to one common bond. As well as offering the support he needed throughout a difficult time, AA also offered a weekly, sometimes daily, dose of hilarity, upset, heartbreak and friendship.

Love in Recovery doesn’t seek to represent an AA meeting exactly as it might happen in real life, but to capture the funny stories, the sad stories, the stories of small victories and of huge milestones, stories of loss, stories of hope, and most importantly, the many highs and lows in the journey of recovery.

Cast:
Fiona….. Rebecca Front
Simon….. John Hannah
Julie….. Sue Johnston
Danno….. Paul Kaye
Andy..... Johnny Vegas
Paul…. Charlie Condou
Oscar…. Jeffery Kissoon

Written and created by Pete Jackson
Producer/Director: Ben Worsfield

A King Bert production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b017h7cp)
Impressions for Survival

The crew of HMS Troutbridge is set to be disbanded if Povey gets his way, but Pertwee has a cunning plan.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as Lieutenant Burkett.

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

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1971.


FRI 08:30 King Street Junior (m000p16s)
Series 2

Dispute

Cuts, a collection - and teacher Eric Brown is the centre of staffroom conflict. Stars Peter Davison. From January 1987.


FRI 09:00 Wordaholics (b04fzc7p)
Series 3

Episode 1

Comedians Lloyd Langford, Holly Walsh, Paul Sinha and Natalie Haynes join Gyles Brandreth for the panel game about words that will make you laugh your socks off.

Lloyd Langford delicately tells us whey avocados are called avocados; Natalie Haynes explains what the modern term astroturfing is; Paul Sinha unlocks the meaning pf the German word handschuhsanbalwerfer and Holly Walsh shares her favourite example of prison slang.

The panel also suggest words that don't yet exist, but should. What could they mean by 'a Clarkson', 'messcalation', 'trage' and 'appointmentia'?

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014


FRI 09:30 Ballylenon (b00ft0t2)
Series 1

Episode 5

Phonsie calls in a few favours from his friend Joe MacMonagle.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953, before the days of mass tourism and proper plumbing in every home. Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Starring TP McKenna as Phonsie Doherty, Margaret D'Arcy as Muriel McConkey, Stella McCusker as Vera McConkey, Aine McCartney as Vivienne Boal, John Hewitt as Guard Gallagher and Gerard McSorley as Stumpy Bonnar. Dominic Letts as Aubrey Frawley, Wesley Murphy as Jonathan Ffrench O'Dowd and Marcella Riordan as Primrose Ffrench O'Dowd.

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


FRI 10:00 RL Stevenson - The Master of Ballantrae (b00cbmp9)
Episode 2

After the brother's bitter duel - the body of James Durie has mysteriously disappeared. The House of Durrisdeer is shattered for a second time.

Brothers James and Henry Durie engage in a bitter struggle over money, power and love in this dark and dramatic adventure story set in 18th-century Scotland and America.

Conclusion of Robert Louis Stevenson's buccaneering tale dramatised in two parts by Chris Dolan.

CAST:

James Durie …. David Rintoul
Henry Durie …. Liam Brennan
Ephraim McKellar …. John Shedden
Alison Graeme …. Vicki Liddelle
Hasty …. Patrick Moy
Captain Harris …. John Kazek
Carlyle/General Clinton …. Simon Tait
Lesley Hart (Katherine)
Lord Durrisdeer …. Tom Fleming
Secundra Dass …. Ali de Souza
Colonel Johnson …. James Bryce
Mr Mountain …. Alec Heggie
Alexander Durie …. Harris Young

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000p16w)
Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b017h7cp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 King Street Junior (m000p16s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p16q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Cadfael (b007k28z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Wordaholics (b04fzc7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 14:30 Ballylenon (b00ft0t2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 15:00 RL Stevenson - The Master of Ballantrae (b00cbmp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000p16w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 17:00 Jack & Millie (b0bch6d1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Love in Recovery (m000256q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Will Self - The North London Book of the Dead (b09ydn72)
"What I couldn't take was that Mother was so offhand about life after death. That and this business of living in Crouch End."

A story about life beyond the grave, written and narrated by Will Self.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1995.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b008drfs)
Failure

Dominic Arkwright chairs the lively discussion series.

1/6. Failure

Musician John Otway, journalist Amanda Platell and sports writer Jim White talk about an uncomfortable subject.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b017h7cp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 King Street Junior (m000p16s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p16q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Cadfael (b007k28z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000p16w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Love in Recovery (m000256q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b0075t8y)
Series 1

Episode 3

Being a 'breatharian' sparks disaster for host Mel.

Variety meets sitcom meets sketch show - written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine.

With Martin Hyder, Keith Wickham and Jim North.

Script editor: Graeme Garden

Producers: Claire Jones and Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


FRI 23:00 Flight of the Conchords (b007k0zr)
Suzanne

The band's future is threatened when Bret goes on a date. Stars Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. From September 2005.


FRI 23:30 My Teenage Diary (b07cvltx)
Series 7

Robert Peston

Journalist and broadcaster Robert Peston reads from his 1974 diaries, and is interviewed by Rufus Hound about his formative years. We find out about his childhood in bohemian North London, his love for prog rock and loon pants, and the reason for the way he speaks.

Producer: Harriet Jaine
Executive Producer: Aled Evans

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2016.




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 (b00y8vk6)

A Good Read 03:30 SUN (b00y8vk6)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00yj92b)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00yj92b)

A Short History of Vampires 00:00 SAT (b00z55h6)

Ability 07:30 WED (m0004f3w)

Ability 17:30 WED (m0004f3w)

Ability 22:00 WED (m0004f3w)

Ability 05:30 THU (m0004f3w)

After Henry 08:30 WED (b007nf1y)

After Henry 12:30 WED (b007nf1y)

After Henry 19:30 WED (b007nf1y)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:30 SUN (m000p0dl)

Andrew Maxwell's Hallowe'en Hoolie 09:00 SAT (b04mlpx7)

Andrew Maxwell's Hallowe'en Hoolie 19:00 SAT (b04mlpx7)

Anything Legal 08:30 THU (b0081qyq)

Anything Legal 12:30 THU (b0081qyq)

Anything Legal 19:30 THU (b0081qyq)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 08:30 TUE (b008lyzf)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 12:30 TUE (b008lyzf)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 19:30 TUE (b008lyzf)

Ballylenon 02:30 SAT (b00fnbtb)

Ballylenon 09:30 FRI (b00ft0t2)

Ballylenon 14:30 FRI (b00ft0t2)

Barbara Nice 07:00 WED (m000p155)

Barbara Nice 17:00 WED (m000p155)

Barbara Nice 05:00 THU (m000p155)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 THU (m000nztz)

Beyond Our Ken 12:00 THU (m000nztz)

Beyond Our Ken 19:00 THU (m000nztz)

Cadfael 06:30 MON (b007k23t)

Cadfael 13:30 MON (b007k23t)

Cadfael 20:30 MON (b007k23t)

Cadfael 01:30 TUE (b007k23t)

Cadfael 06:30 TUE (b007k254)

Cadfael 13:30 TUE (b007k254)

Cadfael 20:30 TUE (b007k254)

Cadfael 01:30 WED (b007k254)

Cadfael 06:30 WED (b007k26f)

Cadfael 13:30 WED (b007k26f)

Cadfael 20:30 WED (b007k26f)

Cadfael 01:30 THU (b007k26f)

Cadfael 06:30 THU (b007k27q)

Cadfael 13:30 THU (b007k27q)

Cadfael 20:30 THU (b007k27q)

Cadfael 01:30 FRI (b007k27q)

Cadfael 06:30 FRI (b007k28z)

Cadfael 13:30 FRI (b007k28z)

Cadfael 20:30 FRI (b007k28z)

Clayton Grange 23:30 SUN (b047bstc)

Concrete Cow 23:30 THU (b04v8zs2)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b011vjj0)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b011vjj0)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b011vjj0)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 16:45 THU (b011vjj0)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b011vjj0)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 04:45 FRI (b011vjj0)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m000nzv4)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m000nzv4)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m000nzv4)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 16:00 THU (m000nzv4)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m000nzv4)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 04:00 FRI (m000nzv4)

Drama 10:00 MON (b07419gj)

Drama 15:00 MON (b07419gj)

Drama 03:00 TUE (b07419gj)

Drama 10:00 TUE (b074w040)

Drama 15:00 TUE (b074w040)

Drama 03:00 WED (b074w040)

Drama 10:00 WED (b075mltm)

Drama 15:00 WED (b075mltm)

Drama 03:00 THU (b075mltm)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 22:30 TUE (b01mvzft)

Flight of the Conchords 23:00 FRI (b007k0zr)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b069rvbl)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b069rvbl)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b069rvbl)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b06bnq1b)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b06bnq1b)

HG Wells 18:00 SUN (b08hdk9d)

HG Wells 00:00 MON (b08hdk9d)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jp9g)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jp9g)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jp9g)

Harry Worth 12:30 SAT (m000nwdv)

Harry Worth 08:30 MON (b00r2jxk)

Harry Worth 12:30 MON (b00r2jxk)

Harry Worth 19:30 MON (b00r2jxk)

Hazelbeach 07:00 TUE (b00ly7mv)

Hazelbeach 17:00 TUE (b00ly7mv)

Hazelbeach 05:00 WED (b00ly7mv)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 MON (b00wsyk4)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 MON (b00wsyk4)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 MON (b00wsyk4)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (b06zyxpk)

Inheritance Tracks 19:50 SUN (b06zyxpk)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m000p24w)

Inheritance Tracks 16:50 MON (m000p24w)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m000p24w)

Inheritance Tracks 04:50 TUE (m000p24w)

Inspector Resnick 03:00 SAT (m0002mqv)

Jack & Millie 05:00 SAT (b0bbr048)

Jack & Millie 07:00 FRI (b0bch6d1)

Jack & Millie 17:00 FRI (b0bch6d1)

Jigsaw 22:45 WED (b04gw8cg)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:30 SAT (b007jxtt)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:00 SAT (b00th9yk)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:30 SAT (b007wvwz)

Julie Enfield Investigates 14:00 SAT (b007jxr3)

Julie Enfield Investigates 14:30 SAT (b007jxsf)

Julie Enfield Investigates 15:00 SAT (b007jxtt)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:00 SUN (b00th9yk)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:30 SUN (b007wvwz)

Julie Enfield Investigates 02:00 SUN (b007jxr3)

Julie Enfield Investigates 02:30 SUN (b007jxsf)

Julie Enfield Investigates 03:00 SUN (b007jxtt)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:00 SUN (b00th9yk)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:30 SUN (b007wvwz)

Julie Enfield Investigates 07:00 SUN (b007jxr3)

Julie Enfield Investigates 07:30 SUN (b007jxsf)

Julie Enfield Investigates 08:00 SUN (b007jxtt)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b01r0dzt)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b01r0dzt)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b01r0dzt)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b01r0dzt)

King Street Junior 08:30 FRI (m000p16s)

King Street Junior 12:30 FRI (m000p16s)

King Street Junior 19:30 FRI (m000p16s)

Knocker 22:45 SUN (b008g2dm)

Late 22:30 WED (b00762wl)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 23:30 MON (b01d2fsj)

Like They've Never Been Gone 09:30 TUE (b00b7bd3)

Like They've Never Been Gone 14:30 TUE (b00b7bd3)

Like They've Never Been Gone 02:30 WED (b00b7bd3)

Love in Recovery 05:30 SAT (m00020z1)

Love in Recovery 07:30 FRI (m000256q)

Love in Recovery 17:30 FRI (m000256q)

Love in Recovery 22:00 FRI (m000256q)

MR James 18:00 SAT (b06sqq9z)

MR James 00:00 SUN (b06sqq9z)

Making the Best of It 07:00 THU (b03ttg81)

Making the Best of It 17:00 THU (b03ttg81)

Making the Best of It 05:00 FRI (b03ttg81)

Millport 09:30 SUN (b0076br4)

Mr Willow's Wife 09:00 SUN (m000p0dn)

My Favorite Husband 12:00 SAT (m000nzkg)

My Teenage Diary 23:30 FRI (b07cvltx)

Nan Woodhouse 16:00 SUN (b04v2w8w)

Nan Woodhouse 20:00 SUN (b04v2w8w)

Nan Woodhouse 04:00 MON (b04v2w8w)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (m000nvy8)

North East of Eden 08:30 SAT (b01glrp1)

North East of Eden 09:30 WED (b01h0kpm)

North East of Eden 14:30 WED (b01h0kpm)

North East of Eden 02:30 THU (b01h0kpm)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b007x3f6)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b008drfs)

Old Harry's Game 23:30 TUE (b007jmbz)

Paperback Hell 22:30 SUN (m000p0dt)

Party 23:30 WED (m000p15f)

Podcast Radio Hour 04:00 SAT (m000nvfg)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000p16w)

Podcast Radio Hour 16:00 FRI (m000p16w)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000p16w)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m000p0dr)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m000p0dr)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m000p0dr)

RL Stevenson - The Master of Ballantrae 10:00 THU (b00cbcpd)

RL Stevenson - The Master of Ballantrae 15:00 THU (b00cbcpd)

RL Stevenson - The Master of Ballantrae 03:00 FRI (b00cbcpd)

RL Stevenson - The Master of Ballantrae 10:00 FRI (b00cbmp9)

RL Stevenson - The Master of Ballantrae 15:00 FRI (b00cbmp9)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown 07:30 THU (m000nvtr)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown 17:30 THU (m000nvtr)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown 22:00 THU (m000nvtr)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown 05:30 FRI (m000nvtr)

Rob Newman 07:30 TUE (m000nv3z)

Rob Newman 17:30 TUE (m000nv3z)

Rob Newman 22:00 TUE (m000nv3z)

Rob Newman 05:30 WED (m000nv3z)

Robert Aickman - Ringing the Changes 18:30 SAT (b0075yw2)

Robert Aickman - Ringing the Changes 00:30 SUN (b0075yw2)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 09:30 THU (b007jrwc)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 14:30 THU (b007jrwc)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 02:30 FRI (b007jrwc)

Rubbish 23:00 WED (b00899qv)

Scott Cherry - The Book of Shadows 06:00 SAT (b06vbd1d)

Scott Cherry - The Book of Shadows 16:00 SAT (b06vbd1d)

Scott Cherry - The Book of Shadows 04:00 SUN (b06vbd1d)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 MON (m000p24p)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 MON (m000p24p)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 MON (m000p24p)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 TUE (m000p24p)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 TUE (m000p1tk)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 TUE (m000p1tk)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 TUE (m000p1tk)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 WED (m000p1tk)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 WED (m000p14z)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 WED (m000p14z)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 WED (m000p14z)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 THU (m000p14z)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 THU (m000p8kk)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 THU (m000p8kk)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 THU (m000p8kk)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 FRI (m000p8kk)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 FRI (m000p16q)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 FRI (m000p16q)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 FRI (m000p16q)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (b09hrkwl)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (b09hrkwl)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b008nz60)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b008nz60)

Spats 23:15 THU (b007jzp6)

State of the Nations 23:00 SAT (b086s8z1)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 09:30 MON (b01nht5b)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 14:30 MON (b01nht5b)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 02:30 TUE (b01nht5b)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m000p24t)

TED Radio Hour 16:00 MON (m000p24t)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m000p24t)

TED Radio Hour 04:00 TUE (m000p24t)

Ted Chiang - Understand 18:00 MON (b007jtyf)

Ted Chiang - Understand 00:00 TUE (b007jtyf)

Ted Chiang - Understand 18:00 TUE (b007s7x3)

Ted Chiang - Understand 00:00 WED (b007s7x3)

Ted Chiang - Understand 18:00 WED (b007s8gp)

Ted Chiang - Understand 00:00 THU (b007s8gp)

Ted Chiang - Understand 18:00 THU (b007scyn)

Ted Chiang - Understand 00:00 FRI (b007scyn)

Telling Tales 11:00 TUE (m0007rbh)

Telling Tales 16:00 TUE (m0007rbh)

Telling Tales 21:00 TUE (m0007rbh)

Telling Tales 04:00 WED (m0007rbh)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 12:30 SUN (b06vkg1w)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 17:30 SUN (b06vkg1w)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 SUN (b06vkg1w)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 05:30 MON (b06vkg1w)

The Big Booth 22:30 THU (b007jpp6)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jws9)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jws9)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jws9)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 22:30 FRI (b0075t8y)

The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 22:30 SAT (b008vzdy)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m0001hlg)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m0001hlg)

The Motion Show 08:00 SAT (b0075rbl)

The Motion Show 09:00 WED (b0075rh9)

The Motion Show 14:00 WED (b0075rh9)

The Motion Show 02:00 THU (b0075rh9)

The Navy Lark: Left Hand Down A Bit, with Leslie Phillips 13:00 SUN (b00sdrj2)

The Navy Lark: Left Hand Down A Bit, with Leslie Phillips 01:00 MON (b00sdrj2)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b017h7cp)

The Navy Lark 12:00 FRI (b017h7cp)

The Navy Lark 19:00 FRI (b017h7cp)

The Nick Revell Show 22:30 MON (b00cq58b)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (m000ntzv)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (m000ntzv)

The Personality Test 02:00 SAT (b00n51fv)

The Pin 23:15 TUE (b06nrjk1)

The Rivals 01:00 SAT (b082x79t)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 MON (b07wpgjr)

The Unbelievable Truth 14:00 MON (b07wpgjr)

The Unbelievable Truth 02:00 TUE (b07wpgjr)

The Wilson Dixon Line 23:30 SAT (b00kdnj9)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (m000nzv2)

The Write Stuff 14:00 THU (m000nzv2)

The Write Stuff 02:00 FRI (m000nzv2)

Think the Unthinkable 22:00 SAT (b01mypwd)

Unsung Heroines 11:00 WED (m000p159)

Unsung Heroines 16:00 WED (m000p159)

Unsung Heroines 21:00 WED (m000p159)

Unsung Heroines 04:00 THU (m000p159)

Way Out East 07:00 MON (b07jyrd2)

Way Out East 17:00 MON (b07jyrd2)

Way Out East 05:00 TUE (b07jyrd2)

Who Goes There? 14:00 TUE (b00fks6r)

Who Goes There? 02:00 WED (b00fks6r)

Will Self - The North London Book of the Dead 18:00 FRI (b09ydn72)

Woof 23:00 TUE (b0bktmmm)

Wordaholics 09:00 FRI (b04fzc7p)

Wordaholics 14:00 FRI (b04fzc7p)