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SATURDAY 07 NOVEMBER 2020

SAT 00:00 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 January 1995.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p16q)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 7

5. The Lion's Mane

The Baker Street sleuth postpones a spot of beekeeping in order to investigate a violent 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
Stackhurst …. Garard Green
Murdoch …. Henry Davies
Bellamy …. Humphrey Morton
Maud Bellamy …. Pat Pleasance
Mrs Hudson …. Janet Morrison

Dramatist: Michael Hardwick

Producer: Graham Gauld

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in July 1969.


SAT 01:30 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.

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 October 1991.


SAT 02:00 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


SAT 02:30 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.

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

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1994.


SAT 03:00 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.

Starring David Rintoul and Liam Brennan.

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

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 May 2004.


SAT 04:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000p16w)
Podcasts for the planet

Amanda Litherland and Greg Cochrane recommend climate focused podcasts to inform and inspire.
From tips on greener living to interviews with leading activists in the environmental movement, this week we highlight listening that encourages a brighter tomorrow.

We speak to the team at 'Outrage and Optimism': Tom Rivett-Carnac, Paul Dickenson, and Christiana Figueres. Christiana is the former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and was the lead negotiator on the Paris climate agreement.

Recommended podcasts this week:

How To Save A Planet
So Hot Right Now
What Planet Are We On?
Who Cares Wins, with Lily Cole
Outrage And Optimism
Ted Talks Daily
Operation Earth
Drilled
How They Made Us Doubt Everything


SAT 05:00 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.

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
Shirley ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Harry ...... Nigel Lindsay
Shushannah ...... Rebecca Gethings
Yoosef ...... Naz Osmanoglu
Barista ...... Luke Sumner

Producer: David Tyler

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


SAT 05:30 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


SAT 06:00 Dick Francis (b007nn4g)
Bonecrack

Trouble abounds when Neil Griffon takes over managing his stricken father's racing stables at Newmarket.

He's forced to break every rule in the trainer's book.

Francis Matthews stars in Dick Francis's blockbuster thriller first published in 1971.

Neil Griffon …. Francis Matthews
Maggie Lake …. Caroline Blakiston
Alessandro Rivera …. Mark Colleano
Etty Craig …. Edwina Wray
Neville Griffon …. Dennis Bowen
Enso Rivera …. Roger Snowdon
Carlo …. Ray Handy
Cal …. Roy Stephens
Vet …. David Sharpe
Tommy Hoylake …. Rex Holdsworth

Dramatised by John Ashe.
Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1976.


SAT 07:30 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.


SAT 08:00 The Motion Show (b0075rh9)
Series 1

Episode 2

The merits of moving to America - and being famous.

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

With Steve Punt, John O'Farrell, Derek Draper and Rhona Cameron.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1998.


SAT 08:30 North East of Eden (b01h0kpm)
Cinema Paradiso

Marcia decides to inject a little culture into Paradise and starts a film club.

But will French art triumph over Mad Max III? Probably not.

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 …. James Garbutt
Mrs Peevis …. Jean Southern
Ralph …. Stephen Thirkeld
William …. Sammy Johnson

Producer: Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


SAT 09:00 Hackers And Humphreys All (b06vc0qn)
Yes Prime Minister made its BBC TV debut on the same day that Michael Heseltine quit the cabinet.

In a celebration of 30 years of one of Britain's best loved sitcoms, BBC Radio 4 Extra explores the relationship between the real world of Whitehall and this timeless satire.

In fresh and exclusive interviews, Sir Antony Jay, a former political speech writer, and Jonathan Lynn, now a Hollywood film director, who between them wrote every word, share the secrets of Yes Prime Minister's success.

Shaun Ley hears about the sources who blabbed, how New Labour ministers were influenced by Jim Hacker's serial defeats at the hands of Sir Humphrey, and visits the very heart of the British government, the Cabinet Room, to find out how true to life some of the plotlines really were.

Featuring four classic BBC TV episodes of Yes Prime Minister:

Starring Paul Eddington as Prime Minister Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey and Derek Fowlds as Bernard.

* The Key

* The National Education Service

* A Diplomatic Incident

* The Grand Design

Directed for BBC TV by Sydney Lotterby.

Contributors include: Sir Anthony Jay, Jonathan Lynn, Sir Richard Mottram, Edwina Currie, Lord Bernard Donoughue, Lord Peter Hennessey, Graham McCann and Tony Blair.

Producer: Adam Bowen for BBC News - Westminster.

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


SAT 12:00 My Favorite Husband (m000p652)
Liz and George Reminisce

Liz starts a scrapbook, which sparks fun memories with her and George.

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

With Frank Nelson and Hans Conried.

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

Producer: Jess Oppenheimer

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


SAT 12:30 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 obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as mosquitoes, flags, roads and North Korea.

Devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind BBC Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Producer: Jon Naismith

A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in October 2016.


SAT 13:00 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.


SAT 13:30 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 September 1995.


SAT 14:00 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.

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 September 1995.


SAT 14:30 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.

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 September 1995.


SAT 15:00 Cadfael (b007k28z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 today]


SAT 15:30 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 their favourite books by Theodor Fontane, Henry James and Candia McWilliams.

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.


SAT 16:00 Dick Francis (b007nn4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b06bnq1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 John Wyndham - Chocky (m00034m4)
12-year-old Matthew Gore sparks concern for his parents when he appears to develop an intelligent, persistent imaginary friend whom he calls Chocky.

As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that, far from being imaginary, Chocky is a very real alien intelligence.

But then Matthew comes to the attention of sinister government forces...

First published in Amazing Stories magazine in 1963, John Wyndham developed his story as a full sci-fi novel five years later.

Matthew …. Judy Bennett
David …. Eric Thompson
Mary …. Sheila Grant
Alan …. Peter Baldwin
Landis …. Michael Spice
Sir William Thorbe …. Rolf Lefebvre
Dr Frost …. Lockwood West
Dennis Chattery …. John Baddeley
Himself .... Jack De Manio

Adapted and directed by John Tydeman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1968.


SAT 19:00 Hackers And Humphreys All (b06vc0qn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Think the Unthinkable (b01n2tnx)
Series 4

Barrington General

The wacky management consultants try nursing an ailing hospital back to rude health. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From October 2005.


SAT 22:30 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008xf49)
Series 2

Episode 3

Fom something your Dad did to something you save up for...

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 (b087rky3)
Northern Ireland

Star of BBC3's Josh and Radio 4 News Quiz regular Elis James hosts 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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2017.


SAT 23:30 The Wilson Dixon Line (b00kjh14)
Sweet Home Colorado

Another chance to hear this affectionate tribute to the philosophy of country music. Cowboy philosopher Wilson Dixon shares his viewpoints on life, love and relationships through songs and anecdotes.

Saddled up with sidekick Snake Wizzelteats, his observations on everyday life draw the audience into world full of larger than life characters and situations. In episode two, Sweet Home Colorado, Wilson reminisces about his dysfunctional family and his upbringing in Cripple Creek.

Wilson Dixon is the comic creation of Jesse Griffin and sidekick Snake Wizzelteats is performed by Jesse Budd.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.



SUNDAY 08 NOVEMBER 2020

SUN 00:00 John Wyndham - Chocky (m00034m4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Cadfael (b007k23t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:30 Cadfael (b007k254)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Cadfael (b007k26f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Cadfael (b007k27q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Cadfael (b007k28z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 A Good Read (b00yj92b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Dick Francis (b007nn4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b06bnq1b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Cadfael (b007k23t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 06:30 Cadfael (b007k254)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]


SUN 07:00 Cadfael (b007k26f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 07:30 Cadfael (b007k27q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 08:00 Cadfael (b007k28z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]


SUN 08:30 All Gas and Gaiters (m000p7c2)
Series 1

The Bishop Gets A Letter

The Bishop is stung into taking action over poverty in a parish.

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 Perpetual Curate of Stagmarsh …. James Hayter
Butler …. John Gabriel
The Farmer …. Peter Tuddenham

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1971.


SUN 09:00 Mr Willow's Wife (m000p7c4)
2. Together Again

Felicity decides it’s time that she and husband Paul do more together. Stars Moira Lister and Terence Alexander.

Felicity Willow ........... Moira Lister
Paul Willow .... ...........Terence Alexander
Nanny .... ......................Doris Hare
Madame Rondeberge ..... Miriam Margolyes
John Chapman ..... ....Henri Rodeberge
Ray Cooney .... ...........Wolfgang Schmidt

Producer David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1971.


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

The Heinrich Manoeuvre

Robin and Wendy are a childless couple with an unhealthy obsession with Mayfield - a model village they’ve built that’s now the centre of their lives.

Written by and starring Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall.

Robin ...... Simon Greenall
Wendy ...... Kay Stonham
Maureen ...... Debra Stephenson
Derek ...... Phil Cornwell
Heinrich ...... Tony Gardner

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2001.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000p7c6)
Small Screen Stars

Timothy Spall

From Jimmy Nail to Danny Wilson. Actor Timothy Spall shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley.

Timothy Spall grew up in Battersea, South London. He found school pretty uninspiring and left with art as his only qualification. However, when he played the part of the Cowardly Lion in the school production of The Wizard of Oz, aged 16, he felt he had found his niche. He says "it had a good big audience and they just laughed, and when I came out to do my bow they gave me a big cheer. Something went off in my head then." He had a natural talent, and soon found a place at RADA. Within a year he was snapped up by the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he played key roles such as Andre in Chekhov's The Three Sisters, a role which he was amazed to take over from Ian McKellan. It was a huge learning period and the critics weren't going to cut him any slack just because he was straight out of drama school. He says, "you're up there playing with the big boys so you learn pretty quick!"

His first TV part was as the Brummie builder, Barry, in Auf Weidersehen Pet in 1983 and he has had many TV roles since: Our Mutual Friend and Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise both earned him Best Actor nominations at the Baftas. His role in the Mike Leigh's Secrets and Lies won him critical acclaim, as well as two best actor nominations, at the Baftas and at the London Film Critic Circle. He has also been sought by Hollywood, recently appearing in the blockbuster Vanilla Sky. He won best actor at Prix d'Italia and Cinema Tout Ecran awards for the television drama Shooting the Past and was awarded the OBE in 2000.

Desert Island Discs was created by Roy Plomley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b0120790)
Series 2

Fireflies

The chemistry that allows the combustion of natural chemicals to generate light without heat is wonderfully harnessed by the firefly.

Fireflies are insects with several species in the group; each with its own species specific code and signalling regime.

In this life story David Attenborough tells of his personal experience filming the antics of fireflies and the insight this gave him into this secret world of messaging.

Written and presented by David Attenborough

Producer: Julian Hector.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0001mzn)
Series 8

Something Borrowed, Something New

True stories told live in in the USA: Jenifer Hixson introduces tales about uncommon similarities and unexpected situations.

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

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

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

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

First broadcast in the USA in 2018.


SUN 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b072s5f0)
Ruby Wax

Brash comedian and actress Ruby Wax chooses 'Twist and Shout' by The Beatles and 'You Can Close Your Eyes' by James Taylor.


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000p7c8)
How to Write a Poem 1/2

Daljit Nagra searches the BBC's poetry archive and chooses How to Write a Poem ep 1/2 in which Glyn Maxwell leads a masterclass at a literature festival with an impressive line-up.

The poet Glyn Maxwell finds himself in a strange village. He has been invited there to teach a poetry masterclass at a literature festival with some impressive names on the line-up. Could that really be John Keats reading in the back room of the pub? Is that John Clare wandering the lanes? Is Emily Dickinson really doing a Q&A in the village hall? And isn't that Lord Byron propping up the bar?

With Glyn are three new poets - Holly Corfield Carr, Victoria Adukwei Bulley and Dominic Fisher - who share their own poems-in-progress. The students put their questions on writing directly to the greats and Glyn shares his own advice on writing better poetry – from facing the blank page and developing ideas, to the intricacies of rhyme, metre, form and line break.

All words spoken by Keats, Clare, Dickinson and Byron are taken verbatim from their poems, letters and diaries.

Written and presented by Glyn Maxwell
Produced by Mair Bosworth & Chris Ledgard

CAST
Barmaid - Sally Phillips
John Keats - Tom Stuart
John Clare - Tom Meeten
Student Poets - Holly Corfield Carr, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Dominic Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SUN 12:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06wd7dt)
Series 2

The Employment Agency

When Milton launches a job agency, it turns out that getting people into work actually is rocket science. Which is why his best client suddenly goes ballistic.

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 Ben Willbond.

With music by Guy Jackson.

Produced and directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in January 2016.


SUN 13:00 Salutes You, Sir! Forces Fun from the BBC (b0085hk1)
Dad's Army's very own Private Pike aka Ian Lavender presents an homage to the humour generated for and by the British Armed Forces. Featuring:

* Merry-Go-Round - Army edition: 'Stand Easy' With Charlie Chester and Arthur Haynes (14/09/1945)

* The Victory edition of ITMA - It's That Man Again,Starring Tommy Handley. (10/05/1945)

* Merry-Go-Round: Naval edition: 'HMS Waterlogged' With Eric Barker and Jon Pertwee (08/08/1945)

* The Navy Lark 'Mysterious Radio Signals' Starring Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray and Jon Pertwee. (06/06/1971)

* Merry-Go-Round – RAF edition: 'Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh' Starring Richard Murdoch, Kenneth Horne and Sam Costa (11/04/1945)

* Dad's Army - 'Sergeant, Save My Boy' Stars Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Ian Lavender (11/03/1975)

Ian Lavender played Private Frank Pike in the much-loved BBC TV sitcom Dad's Army (1968-77) and also appeared in the BBC radio adaptations still to be regularly heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Mik Wilkojc

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in November 2006.


SUN 16:00 Roger Hume - The Campden Wonder (b00mrhdm)
The true account of the mysterious disappearance of William Harrison, a rent collector in the service of the Campden family in Chipping Campden in 1660.

Stars Peter Jeffrey as Sir Thomas Overbury, Richard Derrington as John Perry, Nigel Anthony as Dr Shirley, David Holt as Sly/Edward Harrison and Kim Durham as Richard/Nathan.

Written by Richard Derrington and Roger Hume.

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000p7c8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06wd7dt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 James Follett - Rules of Asylum (b007k17k)
Episode 1

"This is the first escape from one of our maximum security sanatoriums. And there might be another.... Are all the prisoners housed in this block?"

"We prefer to call them patients."

James Follett's political thriller explores dissention and danger in a repressive state in the Eastern Bloc.

Jan Valery …. James Beattie
Suskin …. Vernon Joyner
Secretary/ Librarian …. Betty Huntley-Wright
Guard/Alex/Student …. Neville Jason
Governor …. Manning Wilson
Suskin's Chief …. Brian Haines
Anna …. Caroline John
Zoe/1st Girl …. Rosalyn Slater
Woman in Sanatorium/2nd Girl …. Diana Bishop
Danski …. Cyril Shaps
Nero …. Francis de Wolff
Interrogator …. John Challis
Restaurant Manager …. Godfrey Kenton

The original audio was lost from the BBC archive, so our thanks to James Follett for the donation from his personal collection of his first radio play.

Producer: Margaret Hall

First broadcast as a 90 minute drama on BBC Radio 4 in 1973.


SUN 18:30 Wally K Daly (b007jtcx)
With a Whimper to the Grave

Episode 1

To combat the threat of an alien invasion, the nations of Earth formed a World Council. The aliens gave certain humans extraordinary 'sixth-sense' powers, but these were abused. The British Government is ready to give an update on their plans...

Tom Harris …. John Shrapnel
Sally Harris …. Maureen O'Brien
A. P. Smith …. Donald Hewlett
George …. Patrick Troughton
Marge …. Angela Thorne
'642' …. Timothy West
Doctor …. Arnold Diamond
Ray/Pilot …. Clive Panto
David/Paul …. Crawford Logan
Charles …. Henry Stamper
Sally's mother …. Katherine Parr
Alien Controller …. Manning Wilson
Vera …. Margot Boyd
Foreign Pilot/Barry …. Mark Rolston
Corporal/Vince …. Michael Jenner
Geoffrey Palmer …. Robert Dawes
Baby Sam/Gloria …. Moir Leslie
Alien …. Peter Acre
Silkin …. Peter Wickham

Director: Martin Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0001mzn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (b072s5f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 Roger Hume - The Campden Wonder (b00mrhdm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000p7c6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b0120790)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06wd7dt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Paperback Hell (m000p7cb)
Series 3

Deadline: News

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: the exciting world of the BBC foreign correspondent, as John Thomas reads from his autobiography: Deadline: News.

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 (b008hn0k)
Incentativity

Market researcher Ian Dunn carries out a delicate immigration survey. Stars Neil Edmond and Paula Wilcox. From December 2007.


SUN 23:00 Bad Salsa (b06ts66c)
Series 2

What Happens at Salsa...

A second series of the sitcom about three women who embrace the world of salsa while adjusting to life after cancer.

Jill has left her husband and son to live at her new boyfriends' parent's house, Camille is planning a huge life change and Chippy has a new live-in wannabe step-father in the shape of Gordon from their salsa class.

In the first episode Camille is still with Marco and reveals their plan to start a new life together, Jill is struggling with jealousy and living with Tim's parents, Chippy discovers what Tinder can bring and Gordon takes advantage of the opportunities his new salsa role offers.

The series is not about cancer, but about life after cancer, how you cope the changes in your outlook, your desires and your expectations. It's also about how other people cope with the change in you.

Written by Kay Stonham

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SUN 23:30 Clayton Grange (b047zk79)
Series 2

Episode 4

Spurred on by Saunders, our weary scientific team tries to impress a visiting Nobel Prize judge with their self-replicating killer robo-ants. But this is Clayton Grange. When do things ever go right?

by Neil Warhurst with additional material by Paul Barnhill

Produced & directed by Marion Nancarrow

Anthony Head returns for the finale of this sparkling comedy series, described by The Observer as "brilliantly funny".

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2014.



MONDAY 09 NOVEMBER 2020

MON 00:00 James Follett - Rules of Asylum (b007k17k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Wally K Daly (b007jtcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Salutes You, Sir! Forces Fun from the BBC (b0085hk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Roger Hume - The Campden Wonder (b00mrhdm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000p7c8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06wd7dt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p7y8)
Sherlock Holmes with Carleton Hobbs - Series 7

6. His Last Bow

A series of six of the remaining stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dramatised for radio by Michael Hardwick.

The Baker Street sleuth must help England in her darkest hour. Stars Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley.

Sherlock Holmes …. Carleton Hobbs
Doctor Watson …. Norman Shelley
Mrs Hudson …. Janet Morrison
Von Bork …. Dennis Goacher
Von Herling …. Francis de Wolff

Produced by Graham Gauld

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1969.


MON 06:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwb9)
Taken at the Flood

Episode 1

In the London Blitz of 1944, Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot hears an intriguing story about a man's disappearance. He little realises that two years later, he'll become involved with the event itself...

First published in 1948, Agatha Christie's whodunnit dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.

Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Major Porter ...... Derek Waring
Adela Marchmont ...... Virginia McKenna
Lynn Marchmont ...... Susannah Corbett
Frances Cloade ...... Caroline Wildi
Jeremy Cloade ...... Andrew Sachs
Rowley CloadeIfan ...... Ifan Meredith
Kathie Cloade ...... Elizabeth Proud
Rosaleen Cloade ...... Fritha Goodey
David Hunter ...... Tom George

Producer Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


MON 07:00 Way Out East (b07knh41)
Get Well Soon Bobby McGee

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

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 (m000p1vf)
Compilation

Episode 3

An episode from 2001, hosted by Nicholas Parsons.


MON 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00wwn0j)
Series 5

Episode 14

'The Incredible Singing Blancmange' - or 'The Dessert Song'.

A musical comedy starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, David Hatch, Bill Oddie and Jo Kendall.

Written by Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden.

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, Eric Idle, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1967.


MON 08:30 Harry Worth (b00r7q2v)
Thirty Minutes Worth

The Camera

Harry Worth's got a new camera - and havoc awaits at a wedding.

Starring Harry Worth. With Jacqueline Clarke, Charles Collingwood, Julie Higginson and John Savident.

Script by Vince Powell.

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1988.


MON 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b07x2s22)
Series 17

Episode 2

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 Tom Cruise, basketball, wood and McDonald's.

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

Produced by Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2016.


MON 09:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nm20q)
Series 2

Reunion

A visitor brings new branches to the Conroy family tree.

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, Damian Lanigan as Stu, Jim Poyser as Damian and Chris Pavlo as Barry.

Music: Big George

Producer: Neil Mossey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2000.


MON 10:00 Drama (b07856ls)
Missing Presumed Dead: The Odyssey

Episode 1

In Simon Armitage's new version of Homer's Odyssey, a high ranking government minister with a colourful past is sent on a delicate diplomatic mission to Istanbul. When his trip ends up in a horrific bar room brawl, social media explodes and the enigmatic darling of a political party becomes Europe's most wanted man overnight. Chased by the authorities, damned by religious leaders, pursued by those looking for vengeance and head-hunted by fanatics, his Odyssey begins.

Plunged into the ancient past Odysseus must now contend with all the unworldly beings and unnatural phenomena that stand in his way. In part one, The Lotus Flowers, Cyclops and Circe must all be overcome in the struggle for survival and the long voyage back to the present day. Here reality and mythology are blurred

At home, with her husband missing presumed dead, his wife Penelope and their young son are besieged by the press, ravenous for the full story.

Smith/Odysseus ...... Colin Tierney
Prime Minister/Cyclops ...... Simon Dutton
Anthea/Athene ...... Polly Frame
Penelope ...... Susie Trayling
Magnus ...... Lee Armstrong
McGill/Eurylochus ...... Roger Evans
Kite ...... David Hartley
Reynolds ...... Ranjit Krishnamma
Fenton/Perimedes ...... Chris Reilly
Soli/Polites ...... Sule Rimi
Circe/Briseis ...... Danusia Samal

The music was composed by James Fortune.

Missing Presumed Dead was originally directed for the stage by Nick Bagnall and co-produced by The Liverpool Everyman and the English Touring Theatre.

Directed for radio in Salford by Susan Roberts.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2016.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000p7yg)
Series 7

Dying Well

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

Guy Raz explores whether there is a way to talk about death candidly and even without fear? How can we best prepare?

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000p7yl)
Fay Ripley

Actress Fay Ripley chooses Streisand/Garland Happy days are Here Again/Get Happy and Nicky Mulvey Fever to the Form.


MON 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00wwn0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Harry Worth (b00r7q2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p7y8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07ffkj1)
Episode 1

Anne Tyler's contemporary response to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew follows the story of college drop-out Kate Battista, who keeps house for her widowed father and fifteen year old sister, Bianca.

Kate also works at a preschool nursery where her forthright ways win her the affection of the children but are not appreciated by the school's principal who would prefer her to exercise a little tact, restraint and diplomacy when dealing with the parents.

When her obsessively dedicated scientist father makes uncharacteristic use of his mobile phone to summon her to his lab, she is not prepared for what he has in mind.

Anne Tyler's previous novels include Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1983), The Accidental Tourist (1985) and Breathing Lessons (1988). All three were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with Breathing Lessons winning the prize for 1989. She has also won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Ambassador Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2012 she was awarded The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence.

Read by Liza Ross
Abridged by Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2016.


MON 14:15 15 Minute Drama (b08dn2gl)
Modesty Blaise: The Silver Mistress

Episode 1

Beautiful, intelligent and the catsuit wearing queen of hand-to-hand combat, Modesty Blaise was once the head of an international crime operation. Now, having given up her nefarious ways, Modesty and her faithful side-kick, Willie Garvin, offer their services for more respectable causes.

In this adventure, adapted from Peter O'Donnell's novel by Stef Penney, Modesty invites Sir Gerald Tarrant of British Intelligence to join her for a holiday at the Gorges du Tarn in the South of France. But, after stopping on the cliff road to help two nuns who have broken down, Sir Gerald's car is found smashed to pieces at the bottom of the ravine.

CAST:
Modesty Blaise . . . Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin . . . Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant . . . Ian McNeice
Clare . . . Clare Grogan
Sexton/Colonel Jim . . . Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet/Angel . . . Sara Markland
Quinn . . . John Ramm

With music by Will Gregory, arranged by Ian Gardiner and performed by the National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster.

Sound by David Thomas
Directed by Kate McAll
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2017.


MON 14:30 Rupert Bear and Me (b0167qpt)
From his humble beginnings in a strip cartoon back in 1920, Rupert Bear has been captivating children - and adults - for the best part of a century.

Rupert Bear is one of the longest-running children's comic characters in the world and has touched the lives of millions and drawn them into his enchanting world.

Lifelong Rupert fan, Mark Radcliffe reflects on his life growing up with the little white bear and explores what makes Rupert and his adventures in Nutwood so appealing.

He delves into his own Rupert annual collection and talks to fellow fans including the actor Terence Stamp, former-Python Terry Jones and comedy actor John Thomson about what they find so enticing about the world of the curious white bear.

With contributions from current Rupert annual illustrator Stuart Trotter, biographer Caroline Bott and children's literature expert Julia Eccleshare, Mark takes a look at Rupert's origins, the artistry and creativity of long-time illustrator Alfred Bestall and the significance of Rupert's home - the wonderful world of Nutwood.

With a yellow and black checked scarf tied firmly round his neck, Mark dives into the magical world of Nutwood and considers Rupert's place in popular culture, his rock 'n' roll credentials, his longevity and success.

Producer: Lorna Skingley
A Smooth Operations production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


MON 15:00 Drama (b07856ls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 TED Radio Hour (m000p7yg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 17:00 Way Out East (b07knh41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m000p1vf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Night Terrace (m0004fx1)
Series 1

1. Moving House

Anastasia Black bought “Night Terrace”, a terrace house in suburban Melbourne, looking for a quiet retirement from her old life of saving the world.

But Anastasia’s plans are interrupted when Eddie Jones turns up on her doorstep to sell her a new energy plan, and Night Terrace travels through time and space to Tranquillos, an alien leisure planet under siege...

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne, with guest-stars Cal Wilson and Toby Truslove.

Jackie Woodburne ..... Anastasia Black
Ben McKenzie ... Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott .... "Sue"
Toby Truslove ..... Vraxnol
Cal Wilson ..... Vraxnol
Dave Lamb ..... Vraxnol
Amanda Buckley..... Vraxnol
Lee Zachariah .... Vraxnol
Cate Wolfe ..... Human Commander

Additional Voices: Nicholas Briggs, John Richards, Virginia Gay, Kevin Powe, Michael Ward, Andrew Hansen, David Ashton and Karen Pickering

Producers: Ben McKenzie / John Richards

Made by Splendid Chaps Productions.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00yqshz)
Ian Hislop and Jan Etherington

Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye and star of Have I Got News For You, and Jan Etherington, writer of comedies like Next of Kin, and Second Thoughts join Kate Saunders to discuss favourite books by WC Sellar & R.J Yeatman, Roger Deakin and Patrick Dennis.

1066 and All That by WC Sellar & RJ Yeatman
Publisher:. Methuen

Waterlog by Roger Deakin
Publisher: Vintage

Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade by Patrick Dennis
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.


MON 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00wwn0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Harry Worth (b00r7q2v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p7y8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000p7yg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000p7yl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m000p1vf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Nick Revell Show (b00ct94s)
Series 2

The Promised Land

As the writer gets a lucky Hollywood break, his geraniums are terrorised by an old foe. With Alistair McGowan. From July 1993.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m000p0tn)
Series 57

Episode 2

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis do their best to identify the next president of the USA, with a bit of help from Geoff Norcott and Sophie Duker, with music from Jess Robinson

Additional voices from Luke Kempner and Gemma Arrowsmith

Written by the cast, with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Athena Kugblenu, Ambika Mod and Charlie Dinkin

Song written and recorded by Jess Robinson and Alex Silverman

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 (b01dht2h)
Series 1

Raising Children

Stephen K Amos and his pick of the circuit's best stand-ups build an idiot's guide to life. This week Ava Vidal, Howard Read, Andy Wilkinson and Lucy Porter offer a guide to raising children.

Produced by Colin Anderson.



TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2020

TUE 00:00 Night Terrace (m0004fx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00yqshz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000p7y8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07ffkj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 15 Minute Drama (b08dn2gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Rupert Bear and Me (b0167qpt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Drama (b07856ls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 TED Radio Hour (m000p7yg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Way Out East (b07knh41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m000p1vf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Dick Francis (b007m9f7)
Proof

Episode 1

The champagne is flowing at a party thrown by racehorse trainer Jack Haythorne, when tragedy strikes. But is it just an accident..?

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised in eight parts by Ernest Dudley.

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Gerard …. George Parsons
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Col. Fulham …. Tim Reynolds
Mrs Fulham …. Pauline Letts
Jack …. Alan Dudley
Jimmy …. Andrew Branch
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson
and Stuart Organ

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.


TUE 06:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbk)
Taken at the Flood

Episode 2

The Cloade family are trying to get money from Gordon's young widow. It also looks like they would like her out of the way - permanently.

First published in 1948, Agatha Christie's whodunnit dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Major Porter ...... Derek Waring
Adela Marchmont ...... Virginia McKenna
Lynn Marchmont ...... Susannah Corbett
Frances Cloade ...... Caroline Wildi
Jeremy Cloade ...... Andrew Sachs
Rowley CloadeIfan ...... Ifan Meredith
Kathie Cloade ...... Elizabeth Proud
Rosaleen Cloade ...... Fritha Goodey
David Hunter ...... Tom George

Producer Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003


TUE 07:00 Hazelbeach (b00m0zz5)
Series 2

Weed

In which Nick and Ronnie discover that there is a fate worse than James.

Ronnie Hazelbeach.... Jamie Foreman
Nick..........Paul Bazely
James.........Neil Stuke
Chloe......... Tracy Wiles
Vince.......... David Hargreaves
Joe Snow........ David Stafford

By Caroline and David Stafford

Director/producer.... Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2009.


TUE 07:30 Please Use Other Door (m000p10m)
A new comedy from writers new to radio. Overheard conversations take place over the course of the day, sometimes forming short stories, such as the woman who doesn’t wash her legs, the man with an elephant in his garden and an accountant going for a job at the Schrodinger Institute.

Starring: Madeline Appiah, Gabby Best, Will Hartley, Ray Sesay, Rebecca Shorrocks and Toby Williams.

Written by: Jeffrey Aidoo , Simon Alcock, Dan Audritt, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Kat Butterfield, Bill Dare, Rob Darke, Anna Goodman, David McIver, Chazz Redhead, Jack Robertson and Edward Tew

Artwork: Lucy Jagger

Produced by Bill Dare
A BBC Studios production.


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b009kmns)
Series 7

The Flea

Neddie Seagoon is Samuel Pepys and he is facing trouble from a flea called Francoise. Stars Harry Secombe. From December 1956.


TUE 08:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008p559)
3. June Whitfield

Legendary comedy actress June Whitfield joins the dear ladies for songs and conversation. From November 1990.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (m000p0tn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00bbn44)
Series 2

Practice Makes Perfect

It's not all plain sailing as duo Tommy and Sheila prepare for a cruise.

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 and Edward Halstead

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1999.


TUE 10:00 Drama (b078wqyy)
Missing Presumed Dead: The Odyssey

Episode 2

In Simon Armitage's reworking of Homer's Odyssey, a high ranking government minister with a colourful past is sent on a delicate diplomatic mission to Istanbul.

When his trip ends up in a horrific bar room brawl, social media explodes and the enigmatic darling of a political party becomes Europe's most wanted man overnight. Chased by the authorities, damned by religious leaders, pursued by those looking for vengeance and head-hunted by fanatics, his Odyssey begins.

Plunged into the ancient past Odysseus must now contend with all the unworldly beings and unnatural phenomena that stand in his way. In part two, The Land of the Dead with Tiresius and his own mother Anticlea abd The Sirens must all be overcome as well as a huge storm in the struggle for survival and the long voyage back to the present day.

At home, with her husband missing presumed dead, his wife Penelope and their young son are besieged by the press, ravenous for the full story.

Smith/Odysseus ...... Colin Tierney
Prime Minister/Tiresius ...... Simon Dutton
Anthea/Athene ...... Polly Frame
Penelope ...... Susie Trayling
Magnus ...... Lee Armstrong
McGill/Eurylochus ...... Roger Evans
Kite ...... David Hartley
Reynolds ...... Ranjit Krishnamma
Fenton/Perimedes ...... Chris Reilly
Soli/Polites ...... Sule Rimi
Circe/Anticlea ...... Danusia Samal

The music was composed by James Fortune.

Missing Presumed Dead was originally directed for the stage by Nick Bagnall and co-produced by The Liverpool Everyman and the English Touring Theatre.

Directed for radio in Salford by Susan Roberts.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2016.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b07w5tnh)
The Villain in 6 Chapters

Exploring characters from literature, stage and screen, actor Toby Jones celebrates the mercurial world of the villain.

There are the characters we love, and then there are the characters we love to hate. Some of the most memorable ones in drama and fiction are villains and our relationship with them can be deeper than the characters we’re supposed to be rooting for.

In this programme we tell the tale of this love - hate relationship with the baddie and discover that the villain is more than just a foil for the hero – they are a reflection of us all.

Introducing the story in six chapters from his secret lair actor Toby Jones delves into a the vaults of villainy; from the hideous countenances to deranged governesses, from the dark side to the cads and femme fatales the programme brings into the spotlight a collection of evil doers and assesses whether they deserve sympathy, condemnation or anti-hero status.

We live in the age of the anti-hero; characters which proliferate popular culture that are no longer simply goodies and baddies. They are cherished in critically acclaimed American dramas: Breaking Bad has Walter White and The Sopranos has the eponymous Tony. The anti-hero is a complex character. They can commit truly appalling, villainous acts – but we’re encouraged to see the reasons behind those actions, to sympathise with them, to understand what makes them do what they do and to hope for redemption.

As the Walter White’s and Tony Soprano’s emerge, this programme reconsiders classic villainy and analyses whether the increasingly popular anti-hero is threatening to unseat the villain and resign them to pantomime and comic book stories as serious drama abandons real baddies.

As Toby Jones explores the wicked worlds of our favourite villains their nefarious natures are assessed by Shakespearean scholars Paul Edmondson and Carol Rutter, an academic specialising in Victorian fiction Professor John Sutherland, Comedy and film history Glenn Mitchell and actors Emily Raymond, Michael Roberts and Jonathan Rigby

Producer: Stephen Garner

With readings by Michael Roberts and Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2016.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b009kmns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008p559)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Dick Francis (b007m9f7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gbc1k)
Episode 2

Anne Tyler's contemporary response to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is set in Baltimore where Dr Battista, an obsessively dedicated scientist, lives with his two daughters Kate and Bunny.

Kate has been introduced to her father's research assistant Pyotr, in a somewhat staged encounter. Already her forthright manner has caused him to describe her as 'rude-spoken', but nonetheless Pyotr manages to bump into her on her way home from the nursery school where she works.

Kate and Bunny's mother died when Bunny was a baby, and since she dropped out of college (after a disagreement with her biology lecturer) Kate has managed the household for her father and teenage sister.

Anne Tyler's previous novels include Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1983), The Accidental Tourist (1985) and Breathing Lessons (1988). All three were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with Breathing Lessons winning the prize for 1989. She has also won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Ambassador Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2012 she was awarded The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence.

Written by Anne Tyler
Read by Liza Ross
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2016.


TUE 14:15 15 Minute Drama (b08dnr3p)
Modesty Blaise: The Silver Mistress

Episode 2

British Intelligence man, Sir Gerald Tarrant, is missing presumed dead in the Gorges du Tarn. Then Modesty finds an injured man on a ledge opposite the spot where Sir Gerald's car went over the cliff. Was he a witness to what happened? If only he could remember.

Meanwhile, Willie Garvin is puzzled by a case of blackmail that doesn't seem to add up.

Adapted from Peter O'Donnell's novel by Stef Penney.

CAST:
Modesty Blaise . . . Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin . . . Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant . . . Ian McNeice
Clare . . . Clare Grogan
Sexton/Colonel Jim . . . Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet . . . Sara Markland
Quinn . . . John Ramm

With music by Will Gregory, arranged by Ian Gardiner and performed by the National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster.

Sound by David Thomas
Directed by Kate McAll
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2017.


TUE 14:30 Body and Soul - The Oscar Micheaux Story (m000p743)
Oscar Micheaux was a visionary and revolutionary force as a filmmaker, entrepreneur and novelist, and undeniably black America's first multimedia champion.

During the first half of the 20th century he wrote, produced and directed 40 feature-length films in every genre including musicals, Westerns, romances, comedies and gangster stories.

In this programme Professor Ed Guerrero meets with Director Pearl Bowser, Emmy winning producer Sam Pollard and writer Clyde Taylor to explore Micheaux's unique place in black cinema's cultural, political and aesthetic history.

Micheaux considered himself a cinematic propagandist, and his productions an antidote to the ghastly images Hollywood presented with black people consigned to roles depicting them exclusively as servants, sexually crazed hoods or lazy tramps. As we'll discover he was a complex, driven figure whose ambition sometimes clouded his judgment, and whose objectives were so epic he was fated to fail in a society that, during his lifetime neither acknowledged his greatness nor respected his achievements. He was the first African-American to produce and direct a full-length talking film, in 1931.

His work has recently been acknowledged by New York percussionist William Hooker who has composed and performed fresh soundtracks to a selection of Micheaux's early films and introduces these to a new audience. His story has influenced young film maker Lisa Collins, currently working on a project asking why a predominantly 'white town' in South Dakota celebrates Micheaux's life with an annual film festival.

Micheaux has influenced other black film directors such as Spike Lee and was honoured with a Director's Guild Award in 1986. A year later he was given a star on Hollywood Boulevard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


TUE 15:00 Drama (b078wqyy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Who Goes There? (b00fnq9s)
Series 3

Episode 4

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 Sue Cook and Annabel Giles.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.


TUE 16:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00bbn44)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Hazelbeach (b00m0zz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Please Use Other Door (m000p10m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Night Terrace (m0004lk1)
Series 1

2. Starship Australis

Anastasia Black bought “Night Terrace”, a terrace house in suburban Melbourne, looking for a quiet retirement from her old life of saving the world.

But Anastasia and Eddie still can’t control their travelling house, which this time seems to have brought them back home to suburban Melbourne, complete with friendly neighbours.

However they soon discover that they are actually aboard the Starship Australis - and that the future of Australian society isn’t what they might have hoped.

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne, with guest-stars Francis Greenslade and Chris Taylor.

Jackie Woodburne ....... Anastasia Black
Ben McKenzie ....... Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott ....... "Sue", Borealian Commander
Francis Greenslade ...... Morrie
Chris Taylor ....... Captain
Amanda Buckley ....... Computer, Voice of the Ship

Additional Voices: Andrew Waddington, Glenn Greening and Aamer Rahman.

Written by Lee Zachariah.

Producers: Ben McKenzie / John Richards

Made by Splendid Chaps Productions.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b0075znq)
Series 1

The Last Post

Officer AD Bridges and former Second World War prisoner, John Wyatt, reflect on the impact of the final bugle call. From 2000.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b009kmns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008p559)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Dick Francis (b007m9f7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b07w5tnh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Please Use Other Door (m000p10m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b01n0wj1)
Series 2

Episode 5

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 chance of his big break.

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

Producer: Steven Canny

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.


TUE 23:00 Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? (b01njxp8)
Dietary Practices

Fosters nominated and talented comedian, Andrew Lawrence, kicks off his comic explanation of our development via stand up, sketch and song.

In this opening episode, Andrew looks at what goes in to making our diet: "what we shove in our mouths, dissolve in our guts and shunt out of our poo pipes".

Including a rather different view of fair trade, a comment on road-kill as food and a moving song about the extinction of the Mammoth.

Sara Pascoe and Marek Larwood assist.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2012.


TUE 23:30 Old Harry's Game (b007jmd4)
Series 3

The Beautiful Game

Satan decides to hold a major football tournament in Hell - The Underworld Cup. Stars Andy Hamilton. From April 1999.



WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2020

WED 00:00 Night Terrace (m0004lk1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b0075znq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Dick Francis (b007m9f7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gbc1k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 15 Minute Drama (b08dnr3p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Body and Soul - The Oscar Micheaux Story (m000p743)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Drama (b078wqyy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Who Goes There? (b00fnq9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00bbn44)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Hazelbeach (b00m0zz5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Please Use Other Door (m000p10m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Dick Francis (b007mb1q)
Proof

Episode 2

In the tragedy's aftermath, Tony Beach goes wine and whisky tasting in the cause of criminal investigation. Stars Nigel Havers.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised in eight parts by Ernest Dudley

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Gerard …. George Parsons
Mrs Palissey …. Sheila Grant
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Zarac …. Richard Durden
Paul Young …. Stuart Organ
Tavel …. Brian Hewlett
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.


WED 06:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbr)
Taken at the Flood

Episode 3

The mysterious visitor has been found dead in his hotel room. But who had the motive to murder him - and why?

Agatha Christie's whodunit dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Major Porter ...... Derek Waring
Adela Marchmont ...... Virginia McKenna
Lynn Marchmont ...... Susannah Corbett
Frances Cloade ...... Caroline Wildi
Jeremy Cloade ...... Andrew Sachs
Rowley CloadeIfan ...... Ifan Meredith
Kathie Cloade ...... Elizabeth Proud
Rosaleen Cloade ...... Fritha Goodey
David Hunter ...... Tom George

Producer Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003


WED 07:00 Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse (b0b49248)
Series 1

Episode 1

Martin Jarvis directs the masterly comic series written by Michael Frayn, the author of Noises Off and the most comic philosophical writer of our time. The outstanding cast is led by Ian McKellen, Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry, Alfred Molina, Alex Jennings and Jarvis himself.

It's an astonishing tour de force of comic imagination and satire.

Each of the four episodes reveals Frayn's infectious delight in writing between the lines of theatre, fiction, television and the media, the church, relationships - life in general.

In this first episode, Joanna Lumley opens the series with "assembly instructions", Alex Jennings is a subversive theatre director, Ian McKellen meets Mozart (George Blagden), Alfred Molina has security problems with packaging, Lisa Dillon and Edward Bennett are Gainsborough's Mr and Mrs Andrews National Gallery portrait, Stephen Fry conducts a weird press interview with Martin Jarvis, and McKellen and Lumley are Mr and Mrs God.

Cast:
Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry, Alfred Molina, Martin Jarvis, Lisa Dillon, Edward Bennett, George Blagden, Nigel Anthony, Janie Dee, Rosalind Ayres, Alex Jennings.
Written by Michael Frayn,
Director: Martin Jarvis.
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 07:30 The Wilsons Save the World (m000p1h5)
Series 3

Wellness

After months of not seeing each other, the Wilsons are getting a socially distanced visit from Grandma and Pop-pops. Jennifer has spent lockdown learning about inner peace and the use of products from a company called Awww Well. Although Jennifer has never met her rep Amanda, she feels invigorated by the SPF1 suntan lotion, bath vinegar and the ‘healing’ whatsapp group. Mike is suspicious.

Grandma Pauline has been building her well being empire and is running the operation from department store Wi-Fi. What could go wrong?

Mike: Marcus Brigstocke
Max: Kerry Godliman
Cat: Aine McNamara
Lola: Jasmine Sakyiama
Jennifer: Vicki Pepperdine
Phillip: Rupert Vansittart
Pauline: Liza Tarbuck

Writers: Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Morgan

Producer: Suzy Grant

A BBC Studios production


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jpd5)
Series 6

The Last Bus Home

It's a long walk home in the rain when The Lad, Sid and Bill get stranded.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell and Hugo Morton.

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 (b007qgnr)
Series 4

Relative Movement

"If you've decided you're going to settle permanently in Australia.... well, it could make sense for me to rent the place out."

With daughter Clare off on her travels, Sarah is plotting... .

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

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Fabia Drake as Lady Newby.

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 (b0075rmr)
Series 1

Episode 3

Phil Hammond chairs the debating game. With Simon Fanshawe and Peter Bradshaw, Brian Sewell and Steve Punt. From November 1998.


WED 09:30 North East of Eden (b01hc5tl)
Spirits

Marcia's errant boyfriend makes his presence felt, and religious fever grips the island. Stars Rebecca Front. From July 1997.


WED 10:00 Jane Austen (b007jtd1)
Persuasion

Old Friends and New Meetings

It's 1814 in the village of Uppercross in Somersetshire. Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall has long since given up any hope of his daughter making a favourable marriage.

But Anne did fall in love, eight years ago, with Frederick Wentworth , a young man with no fortune and no family connections. She was persuaded to give him up - and

he's not forgiven her...

First published in 1817, Jane Austen's novel dramatised in three parts by Michelene Wandor.

Anne Elliot …. Juliet Stevenson
Jane Austen …. Sorcha Cusack
Captain Wentworth …. Tim Brierley
Sir Walter Elliot …. Roger Hume
Elizabeth Elliot …. Claire Faulconbridge
Mr Elliot …. Peter Harlowe
Mary Musgrove …. Kathryn Hurlbutt
Charles Musgrove …. Alister Cameron
Little Charles …. John Abell
Henrietta Musgrove …. Alison Dowling
Louisa Musgrove …. Jayne Dowell
Mrs Musgrove …. Sheila Grant
Lady Russell …. Patricia Gallimore
Admiral Croft …. Jeffery Dench
Sophia Croft …. Tina Gray
Mrs Clay …. Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Smith …. Carole Boyd
Mr Shepherd …. Stephen Hancock
Charles Hayter …. Clive Marlowe
Captain Harville …. Paul Alexander
Captain Benwick …. Tony Turner

Square piano (William Rolfe and Sons c 1810) played by Kenneth Mobbs

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Vanessa Whitburn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.


WED 11:00 The Sondheim Archive (m000p8hc)
1. Finishing the Hat

Multi-award winning actor, singer and director Maria Friedman has had an association with the musicals of Stephen Sondheim ever since she starred in the National Theatre’s production of “Sunday in the Park With George” in 1990.

She is joined by a panel of guests in the BBC Radio Theatre to explore Sondheim programmes in the BBC’s archive, discuss the incredible impact of his work and perform some of the songs from his hit shows.

Maria is joined by actor Mark Umbers who starred in her recent production of "Merrily We Roll Along", pianist and composer Jason Carr who has done orchestrations for Sondheim musicals, critic David Benedict who is writing Sondheim's authorised biography and Catherine Jayes who has worked as Musical Director on Sondheim shows.

Producer: Emma Kingsley

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2019.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jpd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 After Henry (b007qgnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Dick Francis (b007mb1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gb74k)
Episode 3

As part of the Hogarth Shakespeare project, authors of international standing have been invited to select a play and to write a contemporary version of it as a novel. Anne Tyler's response to The Taming of the Shrew is set in Baltimore where Dr Battista, an obsessively dedicated scientist, lives with his two daughters Kate and Bunny.

He spends most of his waking hours at the lab where he is assisted by a brilliant young researcher called Pyotr. But Pyotr’s three year visa is set to expire in a few weeks and, fearful that it will not be renewed, Dr Battista has suggested that his eldest daughter Kate might marry Pyotr and resolve the situation to everyone’s satisfaction – except hers.

After all it’s not as if Kate has a boyfriend or a bevy of admirers like her pretty sister, Bunny.

Kate responds with anger and humiliation, but her father is still determined to pursue his plan.

Anne Tyler's previous novels include Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1983), The Accidental Tourist (1985) and Breathing Lessons (1988). All three were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with Breathing Lessons winning the prize for 1989. She has also won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Ambassador Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2012 she was awarded The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence.

Written by Anne Tyler
Read by Liza Ross
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2016.


WED 14:15 15 Minute Drama (b08dnsn8)
Modesty Blaise: The Silver Mistress

Episode 3

Sir Gerald Tarrant of British Intelligence is missing, presumed dead, after stopping to help some stranded nuns on the cliff road. Willie Garvin, meanwhile, is trying to get to the bottom of an unusual blackmail plot involving a bank in Hong Kong.

Then Fraser drops a bombshell about Tarrant's driver, and Quinn starts to get his memory back.

Adapted from Peter O'Donnell's novel by Stef Penney.

CAST:
Modesty Blaise . . . Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin . . . Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant . . . Ian McNeice
Clare . . . Clare Grogan
Sexton/Colonel Jim . . . Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet/Angel . . . Sara Markland
Quinn . . . John Ramm

With music by Will Gregory, arranged by Ian Gardiner and performed by the National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster.

Sound by David Thomas
Directed by Kate McAll
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2017.


WED 14:30 Always the Bridesmaid (b04jk36b)
Classical soprano and broadcaster Catherine Bott is used to standing centre stage as a soloist, but has never sung backing vocals live.

She explores the world of the backing vocalist and asks is it a case of constantly being frustated - always the bridesmaid and never the bride? She talks to singer songwiter Eddi Reader about her move from backing singer with Gang of Four and the Eurythmics to lead singer of Fairground Attraction and then solo artist. Eddi invites her to sing live in concert as a backing vocalist - how will Catherine cope outside her comfort zone? Catherine speaks to Annie Skates who is a backing vocalist to major stars, and to singers from the Chorus of Opera North about another type of backing vocalist - being a member of an opera chorus. And with the help of arranger and producer Steve Pycroft she tries her hand at recording backing vocals to a song where she sings the main vocal line.

With contributions from Eddi Reader, Steve Pycroft, Annie Skates, Edward Thornton, Sarah Estill and Paul Rendall.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


WED 15:00 Jane Austen (b007jtd1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 15:50 Inheritance Tracks (b09f4d99)
Sue Johnston

Actress Sue Johnston with ‘The Continental’ danced by Rogers & Astaire and Gerry and the Pacemakers’ ‘You'll Never Walk Alone’.


WED 16:00 The Sondheim Archive (m000p8hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 17:00 Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse (b0b49248)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 The Wilsons Save the World (m000p1h5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Night Terrace (m0004xvq)
Series 1

3. Time of Death

Anastasia and Eddie witness a murder in 1920s Dorset, investigated by glamorous sleuth, Miss Baker.

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne as Anastasia Black.

Guest starring Virginia Gay and Andrew McClelland.

Ben McKenzie … Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott … “Sue”
Dave Lamb … Constable Agnew
Amanda Buckley … Countess Summerfield
Virginia Gay … Miss Baker
Andrew McClelland … The Colonel/Mr Bell
Amanda Buckley … Countess Summerfield

Additional voices: Anniene Stockton and Allan Carey

Writers: John Richards and Ben McKenzie

Producers: Ben McKenzie / John Richards.

A Splendid Chaps production.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (b09r4k4j)
Series 15

Never Let Me Go

Love lost and found, a lingering goodbye and the after image of a loved one - Josie Long presents stories of holding on.

From the echoes of a partner that linger after their death to an extraordinary tale of love regained after fifty years apart.

Her Name Was Jean
Featuring Dennis Vinar, Karen Lehmann Vinar and Jean Voxland
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

The Awkward Goodbye
Produced by Duncan Cowles

After Image
Featuring Dr Jacqueline Hayes
Produced by Edward Lawrenson

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in February 2018.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jpd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 After Henry (b007qgnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Dick Francis (b007mb1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Sondheim Archive (m000p8hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 The Wilsons Save the World (m000p1h5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b007jwnv)
Series 2

Episode 1

The Kapoors try social climbing at the golf club - and TV's 'Masterchef' with a twist.

Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, Nitin Sawhney, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia.

Gold Winner of the Sony Radio Academy Awards. The sketch comedy show originally ran on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998, later transferring to TV on BBC TWO from 1998 to 2001.

Scripted by Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Sanjeev Kohli.

Script Editor: Sharat Sardana

Producer: Anil Gupta.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


WED 23:00 Rubbish (b008crj4)
Series 2

Couples

Martin discovers the world's full of couples and unhappily, they all want his advice!

Series two of Tony Bagley’s sitcom about Martin Christmas, local government recycling officer with a rubbish life.

CAST:

Martin …. Reece Dinsdale
Barney …. Matthew Cottle
John …. Neil Dudgeon
Sarah …. Pippa Haywood
Scott …. Kevin Eldon
Saffron …. Nadia Kamil
Naomi …. Katherine Jakeways
David …. Martin Trenaman
The Compere …. Ewan Bailey

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


WED 23:30 Party (b00rmxk5)
Series 1

Episode 4

The final episode sees The Party take to the streets with their inaugural protest. If only it wasn't raining. Jared's musical attempts to draw attention backfire painfully and Mel is desperate to get arrested.

Duncan ... Tim Key
Jared ... Johnny Sweet
Mel ... Anna Crilly
Phoebe ... Katy Wix
Policeman ... Nick Mohammed
Simon ... Tom Basden

Written by Tom Basden. Producer Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.



THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2020

THU 00:00 Night Terrace (m0004xvq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (b09r4k4j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Dick Francis (b007mb1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gb74k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 15 Minute Drama (b08dnsn8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Always the Bridesmaid (b04jk36b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Jane Austen (b007jtd1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 03:50 Inheritance Tracks (b09f4d99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:50 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Sondheim Archive (m000p8hc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse (b0b49248)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Wilsons Save the World (m000p1h5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Dick Francis (b007mcnx)
Proof

Episode 3

The fraud plot thickens, as Tony Beach meets the boss of whisky hauliers Charter Carriers. Stars Nigel Havers.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised in eight parts by Ernest Dudley

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Gerard …. George Parsons
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
P.C. Horton …. James Goode
Charter …. Chas Bryer

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.


THU 06:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbx)
Taken at the Flood

Episode 4

The inquest on the death of the stranger has taken place, but Hercule Poirot is greatly disturbed by the shape the case is taking...

Agatha Christie's whodunnit dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.

Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Lynn Marchmont ...... Susannah Corbett
Rowley CloadeIfan ...... Ifan Meredith
Rosaleen Cloade ...... Fritha Goodey
Superintendent Spence ...... Robert Lang
Kathie Cloade ...... Elizabeth Proud
Lionel Cloade ...... Ioan Meredith
Mrs Leadbetter ...... Mary Wimbush
Frances Cloade ...... Caroline Wildi
Jeremy Cloade ...... Andrew Sachs

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003


THU 07:00 Making the Best of It (b03vh0cb)
Eking It

After losing his job in Urban Planning, Matt's been eking out the last of his money.

Luckily for him, his ex-partner has a stable job and is still fond of him. Possibly.

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

Written by Alan Francis and Richard Turner

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


THU 07:30 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown (m000nzqs)
Rich Hall's (US Election) Breakdown 2020

Episode 2

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.

Join them for this Election 2020 special as they bring you all the uncertainty as it happens.

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 with interview guest Walter Kirn.

Written by Rich Hall and Nick Doody, with additional material from Ben Patridge, Sarah Campbell, Simon Alcock, Kemah Bob and Charlie Dinkin.

Producer: Adnan Ahmed

Production Coordinator: Gwyn Davies

A BBC Studios Audio Production


THU 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000p8h6)
Series 4

Episode 11

Kenneth Horne tells the story of Raffles – and Hornerama looks at Holidays.

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

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

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

Written by Eric Merriman

Producer: Jacques Brown

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1960.


THU 08:30 Anything Legal (b00828m9)
Episode 2

City commuters Charles and George finally admit they’ve both lost their jobs and take action...

‘A Tale of Two City Gents’ by Wally K Daly.

CAST:

Charles …. Donald Hewlett
George …. Michael Knowles
Mr Rollings …. Jon Glover
The Ticket Collector …. Renu Setna
Black Market Job Salesman …. Ron Pember
The Waitress …. Sonia Fraser

Theme music by Jim Parker

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m000p8h9)
Series 6

Samuel Johnson

James Walton's literary quiz with Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Sue Limb and Joanne Harris. From April 2003.


THU 09:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007jrz3)
Series 1

A Fete Worse than Death

The duo's plan for a model village son et lumiere display goes awry. Stars Simon Greenall and Kay Stonham. From January 2002.


THU 10:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdf)
Persuasion

Accidents and Encounters

Captain Wentworth has returned to the village of Uppercross - becoming the centre of social life for the Musgrove family.

Only Anne Elliot appears to remember the past and her rejection of his love eight years ago. But is it coldness of indifference which she now senses in his attitude towards her?

First published in 1817, Jane Austen's novel dramatised in three parts by Michelene Wandor.

Anne Elliot …. Juliet Stevenson
Captain Wentworth …. Tim Brierley
Jane Austen …. Sorcha Cusack
Sir Walter Elliot …. Roger Hume
Elizabeth Elliot …. Claire Faulconbridge
Mr Elliot …. Peter Harlowe
Mary Musgrove …. Kathryn Hurlbutt
Charles Musgrove …. Alister Cameron
Louisa Musgrove …. Jayne Dowell
Henrietta Musgrove …. Alison Dowling
Mrs Musgrove …. Sheila Grant
Lady Russell …. Patricia Gallimore
Admiral Croft …. Jeffery Dench
Sophia Croft …. Tina Gray
Mrs Clay …. Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Smith …. Carole Boyd
Captain Harville …. Paul Alexander
Captain Benwick …. Tony Turner

Square piano (William Rolfe and Sons c 1810) played by Kenneth Mobbs

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Vanessa Whitburn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.


THU 10:50 Inheritance Tracks (b010j7b9)
Tamsin Greig

Actress Tamsin Greig inherits 'The Pearl Fishers Duet' by Bizet and passes on 'To Make You Feel My Love' by Bob Dylan.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000p7c6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b0120790)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000p8h6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Anything Legal (b00828m9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Dick Francis (b007mcnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gb89g)
Episode 4

As part of the Hogarth Shakespeare project authors of international standing have been invited to select a play and to write a contemporary version of it as a novel. Anne Tyler's response to The Taming of the Shrew is set in Baltimore where Dr Battista, an obsessively dedicated scientist, lives with his two daughters Kate and Bunny.

He spends most of his waking hours at the lab where he is assisted by a brilliant young researcher called Pyotr. But Pyotr’s three year visa is set to expire in a few weeks and fearful that it will not be renewed Dr Battista has suggested that his eldest daughter Kate might marry Pyotr and resolve the situation to everyone’s satisfaction – except hers.

After all it’s not as if Kate has a boyfriend or a bevy of admirers like her pretty sister, Bunny.

Pyotr has paid a visit to Kate at home and apologised for offending her. Dr Battista is determined to see the fact that she responded graciously to his apology as progress, and is still keen to persuade her to at least consider his plan. Without Pyotr he is convinced that he would be unable to successfully complete his research, which he believes to be at a crucial stage.

Anne Tyler's previous novels include Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1983), The Accidental Tourist (1985) and Breathing Lessons (1988). All three were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with Breathing Lessons winning the prize for 1989. She has also won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Ambassador Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2012 she was awarded The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence.

Written by Anne Tyler
Read by Liza Ross
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2016.


THU 14:15 15 Minute Drama (b08dr5qz)
Modesty Blaise: The Silver Mistress

Episode 4

Sir Gerald Tarrant of British Intelligence has disappeared, presumed killed in a road accident after stopping to help two nuns who had broken down. Meanwhile Modesty and Willie have uncovered a blackmail scam - also involving a nun - and a Chateau in the Pyrenees, which can be accessed by a secret cave.

Could Tarrant have been kidnapped? They head for the Chateau to find out.

Adapted from Peter O'Donnell's novel by Stef Penney.

CAST:
Modesty Blaise . . . Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin . . . Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant . . . Ian McNeice
Clare . . . Clare Grogan
Sexton/Colonel Jim . . . Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet . . . Sara Markland
Quinn . . . John Ramm

With music by Will Gregory, arranged by Ian Gardiner and performed by the National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster.

Sound by David Thomas
Directed by Kate McAll
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2020.


THU 14:30 The Lost Women of British Jazz (b04grm6j)
Janine H Jones uncovers the secret history of women's jazz and the tragic story of how a burgeoning musical equality was deliberately snuffed out.

Ivy Benson, Gracie Cole and Kathy Stobart became household names in jazz and dancehall, only after battling throughout the 1940s and 50s to gain recognition and respect in a male-dominated industry; a struggle that was repeated by other women over many decades.

This programme transports us back to post-WWI Britain, where women were experiencing their first taste of emancipation. The UK was becoming a hotbed of music. Bars, clubs and bottle parties hosted bands every night and ladies were jazzing right alongside the men. In their own words, lady musicians of the Jazz Age tell their stories. Rare archive recordings fill in the skipped beats of their history and Janine reveals how first their careers, and their rightful place in history, was quashed.

Researcher Jen Wilson, historian Val Wilmer and drummer Sheelagh Pearson break new ground in this under-researched area and expose the hidden truth about the role of the pioneering women in early jazz.

Producers: Hannah Loy and Janine H. Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


THU 15:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 15:50 Inheritance Tracks (b010j7b9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:50 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m000p8h9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007jrz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Making the Best of It (b03vh0cb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown (m000nzqs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Night Terrace (m00054wj)
Series 1

4. The Outsourcing

Anastasia decides to let Eddie go off exploring a new world on his own.

But when he accidentally signs his life away to the mega-corporation which owns the planet, Anastasia must do something she’s never done before to save him: get a desk job...

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne as Anastasia Black. With guest stars Cate Wolfe and Aamer Rahman.

Ben McKenzie ....... Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott ....... "Sue"
Aamer Rahman ....... Tony
Dave Lamb ....... Bob
Cate Wolfe ....... Carol
Toby Truslove ....... Hostile Takeover Commander
Amanda Buckley ....... Info Node

Additional voices: Andrew Waddington, Tony Flynn, Graeme Callaghan, Anniene Stockton, Steven Petrenko and Daniel Sullivan

Writers: John Richards and David Ashton

Producers: Ben McKenzie / John Richards.

A Splendid Chaps production.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b06d2j24)
Series 37

Toyah Willcox on Katharine Hepburn

Singer Toyah Willcox chooses the actress and Hollywood legend, Katherine Hepburn.

Dubbed an 'oddity' and 'box office poison', she liked to goad the press and public with her eccentric behaviour and unconventional love life. Her career in Hollywood spanned six decades, during which she starred alongside other Hollywood greats, including James Stewart, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy.

The four time Oscar award winning actress Katharine Hepburn is this week's Great Life. She is championed by singer and actress Toyah Willcox - who met and worked with her. The expert is Dr Mark Glancy – Reader in Film History, at Queen Mary, University of London. The presenter is Matthew Parris.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


THU 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000p8h6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Anything Legal (b00828m9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Dick Francis (b007mcnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000p7c6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b0120790)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown (m000nzqs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Big Booth (b007k1pc)
Series 1

Episode 2

Tasty monologues and sketches starring Boothby Graffoe. With Kevin Eldon and guitarist Antonio Forcione. From January 2000.


THU 23:00 The Kneebone Bonanza (b01rg1gf)
Episode 1

When scrap dealer Jed Kneebone dies his three children are left in serious trouble. Could an old family legacy, The Kneebone Bonanza, be the answer? A wildly inventive Cornish comedy about family, death, love and hope, by outstanding Cornish writer Carl Grose.

Maddy ..... Alex Tregear
Slick ..... Michael Shelford
Dwight/Duke ..... Ed Gaughan
Loretta ..... Amanda Lawrence
Bailiff ..... Carl Grose
Receptionist ..... Philippa Stanton

Directed by Claire Grove

Meet The Kneebones. a squabbling, financially ruined family trying to survive in St. Day, Cornwall. Their father, Jed Kneebone (scrap yard merchant and Country & Western addict) has died, leaving his three children (Slick, Dwight and Maddy) in serious debt. Maddy reluctantly runs the yard, Slick tries to find work (there isn't any) and Dwight does dodgy deals.


THU 23:15 Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (b00s09s1)
Sir Henry Entertains

Surreal saga of a dynasty delicately balanced on the edge of sanity. Written by and starring Viv Stanshall. From December 1996.


THU 23:30 Listen Against (b016ljj6)
Series 4

Episode 1

Listen Against is the comedy that takes the back off your radio and television, fiddles round with the programmes inside and then puts them all back the wrong way round.

Using "beautifully crafted, scalpel sharp" (Gillian Reynolds) mash-ups of current and archive programmes Listen Against creates a "sly, sharp, smart, surreal, satirical" world (Sunday Telegraph) where Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes look back in amplitude of at a week's worth of broadcasting like a media tapeworm going through a dog.

Like "the mischievous offspring of Points of View and The Day Today" (Observer) fictional listeners bombard Listen Against with fictional letters and emails complaining about half-fictional programmes while fictional guests and real life presenters (this series includes Melvyn Bragg, Jeremy Vine and Vanessa Feltz) argue with each other in "a gem of a satirical swoop at radio and television." (Guardian).

Written and created by Jon Holmes
Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes

Cast:
Kevin Eldon (Brass Eye, Big Train)
Justin Edwards (The Thick of It)
Sarah Hadland (Miranda)
James Bachman (Mitchell & Webb)
Kim Wall (Big Train , IT Crowd)
David Mara (RSC & Donmar Warehouse)

Produced by Sam Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.



FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2020

FRI 00:00 Night Terrace (m00054wj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b06d2j24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Dick Francis (b007mcnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gb89g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 15 Minute Drama (b08dr5qz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Lost Women of British Jazz (b04grm6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 03:50 Inheritance Tracks (b010j7b9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:50 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m000p8h9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007jrz3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Making the Best of It (b03vh0cb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown (m000nzqs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Dick Francis (b007mdwv)
Proof

Episode 4

Dodgy drink, a missing racehorse and a body at a restaurant. Wine merchant Tony Beach is in the thick of it...

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised in eight parts by Ernest Dudley.

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
Mrs Palissey …. Sheila Grant
Gerard …. George Parsons
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Orkney …. Edward de Souza
Isabella …. Avril Clark
Commentator …. Michael Kilgarriff
P.C. Horton …. James Goode

Director: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.


FRI 06:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwc3)
Taken at the Flood

Episode 5

Hercule Poirot is going to have to think very fast to unravel the enigma if he's to prevent another murder in the village...

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunnit dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Lynn Marchmont ...... Susannah Corbett
Rowley CloadeIfan ...... Ifan Meredith
Superintendent Spence ...... Robert Lang
David Hunter ...... Tom George
The Maid ...... Debbie Hunt

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003


FRI 07:00 Jack & Millie (b0bd911s)
Series 1

The Kids Are Alright

All grandkids make mistakes, but only Jack and Millie's do it quite so loudly - and on video.

The annual Summer show at the Royal Academy and a record-breaking sauna set the scene for a philosophical disquisition on the perils of parenting and the lure of lycra.

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 (m00027ng)
Series 3

Making Plans

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 five, talk turns to weddings. What’s it like to go to a wedding as a recovering alcoholic? As usual, the answers are far from simple and the experiences of the group couldn’t be more different.

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

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

A King Bert production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007jn2r)
The USA Navigator Swap

Sub-Lieutenant Phillips heads for a warship exchange, but ends up the victim of espionage.

Starring 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 Tanya, Michael Bates as the Padre and Tenniel Evans as the LS Goldstein.

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 and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1972.


FRI 08:30 King Street Junior (m000p987)
Series 2

Barn Dance

Mr Beeston's battle with PTA head, Mrs Wicks sparks a new school spectator sport. Stars Peter Davison. From January 1987.


FRI 09:00 Wordaholics (b04g8q5c)
Series 3

Episode 2

Comedians Josh Widdecombe and Helen Keen, Dictionary Corner's Susie Dent and classics scholar Natalie Haynes vie for wordy supremacy under the watchful eye of chair Gyles Brandreth.

Lexicographer Susie Dent admits to the words she finds most difficult to spell; science lover Helen Keen grumpily dismantles the portmanteau word 'murse'; Natalie Haynes works out what 'kyacting' is, and does some to boot; while Josh Widdecombe tries to ban the word 'chilllax'.

The panel also guess what some foreign words which have no direct equivalent in English: the Caribbean Spanish word 'cotisuelto; the Welsh phrase 'glas wen'; the German word 'Kummerspeck' and the Central American Spanish word 'achaplinarse'.

Finally they unearth some archaic phrases from the 1870s: 'gigglemug', 'Jeremiah-mongering', 'back row hopper' and 'robbing the barber'.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.
Producer: Claire Jones.


FRI 09:30 Ballylenon (b007mf83)
Series 1

Episode 6

Will the "1000 Years" Festival mark the end of the old courthouse battle?

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, Kevin Flood as Canon Friel and Dominic Letts as Aubrey Frawley.

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.


FRI 10:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdp)
Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion

Louisa Musgrove has become engaged to Captain Benwick and Anne Elliot dares to hope that Captain Wentworth's affections might, once again, be hers...

First published in 1817, Jane Austen's novel dramatised in three parts by Michelene Wandor.

Anne Elliot …. Juliet Stevenson
Captain Wentworth …. Tim Brierley
Jane Austen …. Sorcha Cusack
Sir Walter Elliot …. Roger Hume
Elizabeth Elliot …. Claire Faulconbridge
Mr Elliot …. Peter Harlowe
Mary Musgrove …. Kathryn Hurlbutt
Charles Musgrove …. Alister Cameron
Henrietta Musgrove …. Alison Dowling
Mrs Musgrove …. Sheila Grant
Lady Russell …. Patricia Gallimore
Sophia Croft …. Tina Gray
Mrs Clay …. Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Smith …. Carole Boyd
Captain Harville …. Paul Alexander

Square piano (William Rolfe and Sons c 1810) played by Kenneth Mobbs

Directed at BBC Pebble Mill by Vanessa Whitburn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000p98b)
Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007jn2r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 King Street Junior (m000p987)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Dick Francis (b007mdwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gbb1m)
Episode 5

As part of the Hogarth Shakespeare project authors of international standing have been invited to select a play and to write a contemporary version of it as a novel. Anne Tyler's response to The Taming of the Shrew is set in Baltimore where Dr Battista, an obsessively dedicated scientist, lives with his two daughters Kate and Bunny.

He spends most of his waking hours at the lab where he is assisted by a brilliant young researcher called Pyotr. But Pyotr’s three year visa is set to expire in a few weeks and fearful that it will not be renewed Dr Battista has suggested that his eldest daughter Kate might marry Pyotr and resolve the situation to everyone’s satisfaction – except hers.

After all it’s not as if Kate has a boyfriend or a bevy of admirers like her pretty sister, Bunny.

Anne Tyler's previous novels include Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1983), The Accidental Tourist (1985) and Breathing Lessons (1988). All three were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with Breathing Lessons winning the prize for 1989. She has also won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Ambassador Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2012 she was awarded The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence.

Written by Anne Tyler
Read by Liza Ross
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2016.


FRI 14:15 15 Minute Drama (b08drjds)
Modesty Blaise: The Silver Mistress

Episode 5

Sir Gerald Tarrant of British Intelligence has been imprisoned by kidnappers with a bizarre and deadly business plan, and subjected to slow torture in a Pyrenean Chateau by Martial Arts Master, Mr Sexton. Now Modesty and Willy have also been captured, along with Willie's girlfriend Lady Janet, and disgraced pilot, Quinn.

To save her friends Modesty must face Sexton in a fight to the death.

Adapted from Peter O'Donnell's novel by Stef Penney.

CAST:
Modesty Blaise . . . Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin . . . Paul Bazely
Sir Gerald Tarrant . . . Ian McNeice
Clare . . . Clare Grogan
Sexton/Colonel Jim . . . Ewan Bailey
Lady Janet/Angel . . . Sara Markland
Quinn . . . John Ramm

With music by Will Gregory, arranged by Ian Gardiner and performed by the National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster.

Sound by David Thomas
Directed by Kate McAll
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2017.


FRI 14:30 The Singer and the Song - Norman Wisdom (b010n408)
Comic legend Norman Wisdom discusses "Don't Laugh At Me" and other tunes from his career. With Mike Craig.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1993.


FRI 15:00 Jane Austen (b007jtdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000p98b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 17:00 Jack & Millie (b0bd911s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Love in Recovery (m00027ng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Night Terrace (m00058h6)
Series 1

5. Sound & Führer

In the far future, Anastasia and Eddie land in a theme park staffed by surprisingly polite robot Hitlers.

Eddie is pretty grumpy about it, and the park’s owner doesn’t understand why. Anastasia thinks he should get over it, but of course it all goes wrong.

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne as Anastasia Black. With guest star Alan Brough.

Ben McKenzie ....... Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott ....... "Sue"
Alan Brough ....... Barry
Phil Zachariah ....... The Hitlers
Samantha Streeter ....... The Toy

Writer: John Richards

Producers: Ben McKenzie / John Richards.

A Splendid Chaps production.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b008fy2c)
A Little of What You Fancy Does You Good

Dominic Arkwright, Nick Cohen, Sian Berry and Charlie Lee-Potter discuss whether indulgence is allowed anymore. From December 2007.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007jn2r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 King Street Junior (m000p987)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Dick Francis (b007mdwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000p98b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Love in Recovery (m00027ng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b0075tgf)
Series 1

Episode 4

Have the girls from hit American TV show ‘Friends’ really come to visit?

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

With Martin Hyder and Jim North.

Script editor: Graeme Garden

Music by Richard Webb.

Producers: Claire Jones and Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


FRI 23:00 Flight of the Conchords (b007k17r)
Neil Finn Saves the Day!

After the band splits, Jemaine holds auditions in the toilets. Stars Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. From October 2005.


FRI 23:30 My Teenage Diary (b07dlxmq)
Series 7

Lionel Shriver

The writer Lionel Shriver reads from her frank and highly personal teenage journals, while discussing her formative years with Rufus Hound.

She talks about her attempts to rebel against her religious upbringing, her complex relationship with her older brother, and her suspicion of young children - which began when she was little more than a child herself.

Producer: Harriet Jaine
Executive Producer: Aled Evans
A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2016.




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

15 Minute Drama 14:15 MON (b08dn2gl)

15 Minute Drama 02:15 TUE (b08dn2gl)

15 Minute Drama 14:15 TUE (b08dnr3p)

15 Minute Drama 02:15 WED (b08dnr3p)

15 Minute Drama 14:15 WED (b08dnsn8)

15 Minute Drama 02:15 THU (b08dnsn8)

15 Minute Drama 14:15 THU (b08dr5qz)

15 Minute Drama 02:15 FRI (b08dr5qz)

15 Minute Drama 14:15 FRI (b08drjds)

A Good Read 15:30 SAT (b00yj92b)

A Good Read 03:30 SUN (b00yj92b)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00yqshz)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00yqshz)

After Henry 08:30 WED (b007qgnr)

After Henry 12:30 WED (b007qgnr)

After Henry 19:30 WED (b007qgnr)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:30 SUN (m000p7c2)

Always the Bridesmaid 14:30 WED (b04jk36b)

Always the Bridesmaid 02:30 THU (b04jk36b)

Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? 23:00 TUE (b01njxp8)

Anything Legal 08:30 THU (b00828m9)

Anything Legal 12:30 THU (b00828m9)

Anything Legal 19:30 THU (b00828m9)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b07w5tnh)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b07w5tnh)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 08:30 TUE (b008p559)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 12:30 TUE (b008p559)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 19:30 TUE (b008p559)

Bad Salsa 23:00 SUN (b06ts66c)

Ballylenon 02:30 SAT (b00ft0t2)

Ballylenon 09:30 FRI (b007mf83)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 THU (m000p8h6)

Beyond Our Ken 12:00 THU (m000p8h6)

Beyond Our Ken 19:00 THU (m000p8h6)

Body and Soul - The Oscar Micheaux Story 14:30 TUE (m000p743)

Body and Soul - The Oscar Micheaux Story 02:30 WED (m000p743)

Cadfael 01:30 SAT (b007k28z)

Cadfael 13:00 SAT (b007k23t)

Cadfael 13:30 SAT (b007k254)

Cadfael 14:00 SAT (b007k26f)

Cadfael 14:30 SAT (b007k27q)

Cadfael 15:00 SAT (b007k28z)

Cadfael 01:00 SUN (b007k23t)

Cadfael 01:30 SUN (b007k254)

Cadfael 02:00 SUN (b007k26f)

Cadfael 02:30 SUN (b007k27q)

Cadfael 03:00 SUN (b007k28z)

Cadfael 06:00 SUN (b007k23t)

Cadfael 06:30 SUN (b007k254)

Cadfael 07:00 SUN (b007k26f)

Cadfael 07:30 SUN (b007k27q)

Cadfael 08:00 SUN (b007k28z)

Clayton Grange 23:30 SUN (b047zk79)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b0120790)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b0120790)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b0120790)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b0120790)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m000p7c6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m000p7c6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m000p7c6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m000p7c6)

Dick Francis 06:00 SAT (b007nn4g)

Dick Francis 16:00 SAT (b007nn4g)

Dick Francis 04:00 SUN (b007nn4g)

Dick Francis 06:00 TUE (b007m9f7)

Dick Francis 13:00 TUE (b007m9f7)

Dick Francis 20:00 TUE (b007m9f7)

Dick Francis 01:00 WED (b007m9f7)

Dick Francis 06:00 WED (b007mb1q)

Dick Francis 13:00 WED (b007mb1q)

Dick Francis 20:00 WED (b007mb1q)

Dick Francis 01:00 THU (b007mb1q)

Dick Francis 06:00 THU (b007mcnx)

Dick Francis 13:00 THU (b007mcnx)

Dick Francis 20:00 THU (b007mcnx)

Dick Francis 01:00 FRI (b007mcnx)

Dick Francis 06:00 FRI (b007mdwv)

Dick Francis 13:00 FRI (b007mdwv)

Dick Francis 20:00 FRI (b007mdwv)

Drama 10:00 MON (b07856ls)

Drama 15:00 MON (b07856ls)

Drama 03:00 TUE (b07856ls)

Drama 10:00 TUE (b078wqyy)

Drama 15:00 TUE (b078wqyy)

Drama 03:00 WED (b078wqyy)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 22:30 TUE (b01n0wj1)

Flight of the Conchords 23:00 FRI (b007k17r)

Goodness Gracious Me 22:30 WED (b007jwnv)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b06bnq1b)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b06bnq1b)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b06bnq1b)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b06d2j24)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b06d2j24)

Hackers And Humphreys All 09:00 SAT (b06vc0qn)

Hackers And Humphreys All 19:00 SAT (b06vc0qn)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jpd5)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jpd5)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jpd5)

Harry Worth 08:30 MON (b00r7q2v)

Harry Worth 12:30 MON (b00r7q2v)

Harry Worth 19:30 MON (b00r7q2v)

Hazelbeach 07:00 TUE (b00m0zz5)

Hazelbeach 17:00 TUE (b00m0zz5)

Hazelbeach 05:00 WED (b00m0zz5)

Hercule Poirot 06:30 MON (b007jwb9)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 MON (b007jwb9)

Hercule Poirot 20:30 MON (b007jwb9)

Hercule Poirot 01:30 TUE (b007jwb9)

Hercule Poirot 06:30 TUE (b007jwbk)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 TUE (b007jwbk)

Hercule Poirot 20:30 TUE (b007jwbk)

Hercule Poirot 01:30 WED (b007jwbk)

Hercule Poirot 06:30 WED (b007jwbr)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 WED (b007jwbr)

Hercule Poirot 20:30 WED (b007jwbr)

Hercule Poirot 01:30 THU (b007jwbr)

Hercule Poirot 06:30 THU (b007jwbx)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 THU (b007jwbx)

Hercule Poirot 20:30 THU (b007jwbx)

Hercule Poirot 01:30 FRI (b007jwbx)

Hercule Poirot 06:30 FRI (b007jwc3)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 FRI (b007jwc3)

Hercule Poirot 20:30 FRI (b007jwc3)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 MON (b00wwn0j)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 MON (b00wwn0j)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 MON (b00wwn0j)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (b072s5f0)

Inheritance Tracks 19:50 SUN (b072s5f0)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m000p7yl)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m000p7yl)

Inheritance Tracks 15:50 WED (b09f4d99)

Inheritance Tracks 03:50 THU (b09f4d99)

Inheritance Tracks 10:50 THU (b010j7b9)

Inheritance Tracks 15:50 THU (b010j7b9)

Inheritance Tracks 03:50 FRI (b010j7b9)

Jack & Millie 05:00 SAT (b0bch6d1)

Jack & Millie 07:00 FRI (b0bd911s)

Jack & Millie 17:00 FRI (b0bd911s)

James Follett - Rules of Asylum 18:00 SUN (b007k17k)

James Follett - Rules of Asylum 00:00 MON (b007k17k)

Jane Austen 10:00 WED (b007jtd1)

Jane Austen 15:00 WED (b007jtd1)

Jane Austen 03:00 THU (b007jtd1)

Jane Austen 10:00 THU (b007jtdf)

Jane Austen 15:00 THU (b007jtdf)

Jane Austen 03:00 FRI (b007jtdf)

Jane Austen 10:00 FRI (b007jtdp)

Jane Austen 15:00 FRI (b007jtdp)

John Wyndham - Chocky 18:00 SAT (m00034m4)

John Wyndham - Chocky 00:00 SUN (m00034m4)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m000p1vf)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m000p1vf)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m000p1vf)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m000p1vf)

King Street Junior 08:30 FRI (m000p987)

King Street Junior 12:30 FRI (m000p987)

King Street Junior 19:30 FRI (m000p987)

Knocker 22:45 SUN (b008hn0k)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 23:30 MON (b01dht2h)

Like They've Never Been Gone 09:30 TUE (b00bbn44)

Like They've Never Been Gone 16:30 TUE (b00bbn44)

Like They've Never Been Gone 04:30 WED (b00bbn44)

Listen Against 23:30 THU (b016ljj6)

Love in Recovery 05:30 SAT (m000256q)

Love in Recovery 07:30 FRI (m00027ng)

Love in Recovery 17:30 FRI (m00027ng)

Love in Recovery 22:00 FRI (m00027ng)

Making the Best of It 07:00 THU (b03vh0cb)

Making the Best of It 17:00 THU (b03vh0cb)

Making the Best of It 05:00 FRI (b03vh0cb)

Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse 07:00 WED (b0b49248)

Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse 17:00 WED (b0b49248)

Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse 05:00 THU (b0b49248)

Mr Willow's Wife 09:00 SUN (m000p7c4)

My Favorite Husband 12:00 SAT (m000p652)

My Teenage Diary 23:30 FRI (b07dlxmq)

Night Terrace 18:00 MON (m0004fx1)

Night Terrace 00:00 TUE (m0004fx1)

Night Terrace 18:00 TUE (m0004lk1)

Night Terrace 00:00 WED (m0004lk1)

Night Terrace 18:00 WED (m0004xvq)

Night Terrace 00:00 THU (m0004xvq)

Night Terrace 18:00 THU (m00054wj)

Night Terrace 00:00 FRI (m00054wj)

Night Terrace 18:00 FRI (m00058h6)

North East of Eden 08:30 SAT (b01h0kpm)

North East of Eden 09:30 WED (b01hc5tl)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b008drfs)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b008fy2c)

Old Harry's Game 23:30 TUE (b007jmd4)

Paperback Hell 22:30 SUN (m000p7cb)

Party 23:30 WED (b00rmxk5)

Please Use Other Door 07:30 TUE (m000p10m)

Please Use Other Door 17:30 TUE (m000p10m)

Please Use Other Door 22:00 TUE (m000p10m)

Please Use Other Door 05:30 WED (m000p10m)

Podcast Radio Hour 04:00 SAT (m000p16w)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000p98b)

Podcast Radio Hour 16:00 FRI (m000p98b)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000p98b)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m000p7c8)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m000p7c8)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m000p7c8)

RL Stevenson - The Master of Ballantrae 03:00 SAT (b00cbmp9)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown 07:30 THU (m000nzqs)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown 17:30 THU (m000nzqs)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown 22:00 THU (m000nzqs)

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown 05:30 FRI (m000nzqs)

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

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 09:30 THU (b007jrz3)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 16:30 THU (b007jrz3)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 04:30 FRI (b007jrz3)

Roger Hume - The Campden Wonder 16:00 SUN (b00mrhdm)

Roger Hume - The Campden Wonder 20:00 SUN (b00mrhdm)

Roger Hume - The Campden Wonder 04:00 MON (b00mrhdm)

Rubbish 23:00 WED (b008crj4)

Rupert Bear and Me 14:30 MON (b0167qpt)

Rupert Bear and Me 02:30 TUE (b0167qpt)

Salutes You, Sir! Forces Fun from the BBC 13:00 SUN (b0085hk1)

Salutes You, Sir! Forces Fun from the BBC 01:00 MON (b0085hk1)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 SAT (m000p16q)

Sherlock Holmes 06:00 MON (m000p7y8)

Sherlock Holmes 13:00 MON (m000p7y8)

Sherlock Holmes 20:00 MON (m000p7y8)

Sherlock Holmes 01:00 TUE (m000p7y8)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (b09r4k4j)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (b09r4k4j)

Sir Henry at Rawlinson End 23:15 THU (b00s09s1)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b0075znq)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b0075znq)

State of the Nations 23:00 SAT (b087rky3)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 09:30 MON (b01nm20q)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m000p7yg)

TED Radio Hour 16:00 MON (m000p7yg)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m000p7yg)

TED Radio Hour 04:00 TUE (m000p7yg)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 12:30 SUN (b06wd7dt)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 17:30 SUN (b06wd7dt)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 SUN (b06wd7dt)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 05:30 MON (b06wd7dt)

The Big Booth 22:30 THU (b007k1pc)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b009kmns)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b009kmns)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b009kmns)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 22:30 FRI (b0075tgf)

The Kneebone Bonanza 23:00 THU (b01rg1gf)

The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 22:30 SAT (b008xf49)

The Lost Women of British Jazz 14:30 THU (b04grm6j)

The Lost Women of British Jazz 02:30 FRI (b04grm6j)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m0001mzn)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m0001mzn)

The Motion Show 08:00 SAT (b0075rh9)

The Motion Show 09:00 WED (b0075rmr)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b007jn2r)

The Navy Lark 12:00 FRI (b007jn2r)

The Navy Lark 19:00 FRI (b007jn2r)

The Nick Revell Show 22:30 MON (b00ct94s)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (m000p0tn)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (m000p0tn)

The Singer and the Song - Norman Wisdom 14:30 FRI (b010n408)

The Sondheim Archive 11:00 WED (m000p8hc)

The Sondheim Archive 16:00 WED (m000p8hc)

The Sondheim Archive 21:00 WED (m000p8hc)

The Sondheim Archive 04:00 THU (m000p8hc)

The Unbelievable Truth 12:30 SAT (b07wpgjr)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 MON (b07x2s22)

The Wilson Dixon Line 23:30 SAT (b00kjh14)

The Wilsons Save the World 07:30 WED (m000p1h5)

The Wilsons Save the World 17:30 WED (m000p1h5)

The Wilsons Save the World 22:00 WED (m000p1h5)

The Wilsons Save the World 05:30 THU (m000p1h5)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (m000p8h9)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (m000p8h9)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (m000p8h9)

Think the Unthinkable 22:00 SAT (b01n2tnx)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 14:00 MON (b07ffkj1)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 02:00 TUE (b07ffkj1)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 14:00 TUE (b07gbc1k)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 02:00 WED (b07gbc1k)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 14:00 WED (b07gb74k)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 02:00 THU (b07gb74k)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 14:00 THU (b07gb89g)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 02:00 FRI (b07gb89g)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 14:00 FRI (b07gbb1m)

Wally K Daly 18:30 SUN (b007jtcx)

Wally K Daly 00:30 MON (b007jtcx)

Way Out East 07:00 MON (b07knh41)

Way Out East 17:00 MON (b07knh41)

Way Out East 05:00 TUE (b07knh41)

Who Goes There? 16:00 TUE (b00fnq9s)

Who Goes There? 04:00 WED (b00fnq9s)

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

Wordaholics 02:00 SAT (b04fzc7p)

Wordaholics 09:00 FRI (b04g8q5c)