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SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2020

SAT 00:00 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.


SAT 00:30 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.


SAT 01:00 Dick Francis (b007mdwv)
Proof

4. The Discovery

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

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised 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 March 1987.


SAT 01:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwc3)
Taken at the Flood

Episode 5

The Belgian sleuth 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 whodunit 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

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003


SAT 02:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gbb1m)
Episode 5

Dr Battista, an obsessively dedicated scientist, lives with daughters Kate and Bunny in Baltimore.

He’s desperate to keep his brilliant young researcher Pyotr, whose visa is set to expire in weeks.

Pyotr has now apologised over the Doctor’s plan for him to marry Dr Battista’s daughter Kate in order to get a visa.

This has left Kate wondering what she should do next...

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.


SAT 02:15 Modesty Blaise: The Silver Mistress (b08drjds)
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.

Conclusion of Peter O'Donnell's novel adapted by Stef Penney.

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
Director: Kate McAll

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in February 2017.


SAT 02:30 Norman Wisdom - The Singer and the Song (b010n408)
"Don't laugh at me 'cause I'm a Fool" sang Norman Wisdom in his first film [in a starring role] Trouble In Store in 1953.

Very soon afterwards it reached number three in the hit parade.

Comic legend Norman Wisdom talks about this and the songs special to him.

With Mike Craig.

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1993.


SAT 03:00 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...

The conclusion of Jane Austen's novel dramatised 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 January 1986.


SAT 04:00 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.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.


SAT 04:30 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.

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
Canon Friel ...... Kevin Flood
Aubrey Frawley ...... Dominic Letts

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1994.


SAT 05:00 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 London's Royal Academy and a record-breaking sauna set the scene for a philosophical disquisition on the perils of parenting and the lure of lycra.

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
Melvin ...... Harry Peacock
Delphine ...... Jenny Bede
Flight Attendant ...... Lauren O'Rourke

Producer: David Tyler

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


SAT 05:30 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


SAT 06:00 Anthony Berkeley - The Poisoned Chocolates Case (b097lnkn)
A woman has died from eating poisoned chocolates intended for somebody else...

Can the amateur brains of Roger Sheringham's Crime Circle solve this intriguing crime that’s stumped Scotland Yard over the past year?

Neil Stacy stars in Anthony Berkeley's murder mystery.

Roger Sheringham..................Neil Stacy
Mrs Fielder- Flamming........... Hilda Schroder
Sir Charles Wildman...............Conrad Phillips
Moresby ....................................Victor Winding
Chitterwick.................................Michael Bilton
Bradley/Smithson.....................Geoffrey Collins
Alicia...........................................Jane Wenham
Lockwood..................................William Eedle
Bendix.........................................Mark Straker
Sir Eustace.................................Clive Panto
Mrs Bendix..................................Eileen Tully
Marguerite...................................Deborah Cranston

Dramatised by Neville Teller.

Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1984.


SAT 07:30 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.


SAT 08:00 The Motion Show (b0075rmr)
Series 1

Episode 3

The merits of watching TV - and retiring at the age of 30.

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

With Simon Fanshawe, Peter Bradshaw, Brian Sewell and Steve Punt

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


SAT 08:30 North East of Eden (b01hc5tl)
Spirits

The discovery of an ancient relic brings pilgrims to Paradise, but Marcia is also praying for a miracle when errant boyfriend Clem pays a visit.

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 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (b08kbct7)
Satire and Sitcoms

Instead of guest Comedy Controllers, choosing their comedy favourites, it is now the turn of those who, in their own ways, have to take the blame for many of the shows often featured on Radio 4 Extra. Between them, Paul Jackson, Beryl Vertue, John Lloyd and Jimmy Mulville have well over a 150 years of gut-busting, side-aching woofers, gags and - let's be honest - the occasional horrific mistimed silence.

In front of an audience in the iconic Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House - the home of British Radio comedy - they reveal why they do it and what it was (and is) that made them laugh.

The Real Comedy Controllers travel back to the 1960s and 70s to celebrate the satire boom... to trace the development of sitcoms both here and abroad... and to remember the golden years of BBC Entertainment. Featuring:

* Round The Horne
Kenneth Horne blasts off boldly in 'Journey to Uranus', a ditty from Rambling Sid Rumpo and 'Bona Books' with Julian and Sandy. First broadcast in April 1968.

* Steptoe & Son - Come Dancing
Albert sets out to help son Harold to conquer his fear of ballroom dancing. Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Clifford Norgate as the Milkman. First broadcast in June 1974.

* The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show
The duo welcome Penelope Keith, who does her own intro before performing in Ern's sketch what he wrote. From March 1978.

* The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Primary Phase. Fit the Sixth.
Arthur and company escape from a war, but exactly when have they escaped to? By Douglas Adams. From April 1978.

Series Producers: Paul Kobrak and Dixi Stewart.

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


SAT 12:00 Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse (b0b49248)
Series 1

Episode 1

An astonishing tour de force of comic imagination and satire.

Martin Jarvis directs Michael Frayn’s masterly comic series with an outstanding cast led by Ian McKellen, Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry, Alfred Molina, Alex Jennings and Jarvis himself.

Michael Frayn - author of Noises Off - is the most comic philosophical writer of our time.

Each episodes reveals his infectious delight in writing between the lines of theatre, fiction, TV and the media, the church, relationships - life in general.

* 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
* Ian McKellen and Joanna Lumley are Mr and Mrs God.

Director: Martin Jarvis

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2018.


SAT 12:30 The Goon Show (b009kmns)
Series 7

The Flea

Neddie Seagoon is Samuel Pepys - and he's facing trouble from a flea called Francoise.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

First billed as Crazy People, ten series of The Goon Show were recorded between 1951 and 1960, but sadly many of the earliest shows weren’t kept in the archive.

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Pat Dixon

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in December 1956.


SAT 13:00 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...

Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

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

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 October 2003.


SAT 13:30 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.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars 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

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2003.


SAT 14:00 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 stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Hercule Poirot ...... John Moffatt
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

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2003.


SAT 14:30 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 whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Hercule Poirot ...... John Moffatt
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

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.


SAT 15:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 today]


SAT 15:30 A Good Read (b00yqshz)
Ian Hislop and Jan Etherington

Kate Saunders and her guests - Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye and star of BBC TV's Have I Got News For You, and Jan Etherington, writer of comedies like Next of Kin, and Second Thoughts - 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.


SAT 16:00 Anthony Berkeley - The Poisoned Chocolates Case (b097lnkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b06d2j24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Kafka's Metamorphosis (b08vwj7k)
Gregor Samsa's life is dominated by routine - the monotony of his busy commute, mindless call centre job and crowded tower block home is steadily taking its toll.

Then one morning Gregor awakes to find himself transformed into a giant insect. As he attempts to master life with six legs, his family must also learn to live with his new look.

Writer Alan Harris gives Franz Kafka's classic a modern twist with a darkly comic edge.

Gregor ...... Tom Basden
Grete ...... Emma Sidi
Father ...... Kenneth Collard
Mother ...... Felicity Montagu
Pest Controller ...... Tim Key
Juri ...... Simon Ludders
Mr Lazarus ...... Mike Bubbins
Mrs Dawson ...... Alison Belbin
Narrator ...... Peter Marinker

Director: James Robinson

A BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2017.


SAT 19:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (b08kbct7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Saturday Night Fry (b00kvq7w)
1. Pilot Show

Stephen Fry's surreal, erudite sketch show with humorous banter and sketches.

With Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson.

Special guest: Barry Cryer.

The pilot programme that spawned Stephen Fry's cult series. A show identical in spirit to the great Mary Queen of Scots tapestry that hangs in Osterley House.

Written by Stephen Fry with additional material by Ian Brown and James Hendrie.

Producer: Dan Patterson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1987.


SAT 22:30 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix (b008z5ld)
Series 2

Episode 4

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 (b088fp46)
Scotland

Elis James concludes his tour of the four UK nations at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow to discuss Scottishness.

With Jim Smith, Fern Brady and Scott Gibson.

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

Producer: Richard Morris

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


SAT 23:30 The Wilson Dixon Line (b00knt17)
When Love Comes to Town (And Then Leaves Again)

Cowboy philosopher Wilson Dixon talks about love and affairs of the heart.

Hard done by love, he talks about his ex-wife Maureen, who pulled at Wilson's heart like he pulls on his guitar strings. Hold onto your stetson and get ready for the rocky ride of romance.

Continuing his affectionate tribute to the philosophy of country music, Wilson shares more of his viewpoints through songs and anecdotes.

Introduced by Johnnie Walker.

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

Written and performed by Jesse Griffin.

Sidekick Snake Wizzelteats is performed by Jesse Budd.

Recorded with an audience at BBC Maida Vale, London.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 2009.



SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2020

SUN 00:00 Kafka's Metamorphosis (b08vwj7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Hercule Poirot (b007jwbx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Hercule Poirot (b007jwc3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 A Good Read (b00yqshz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Anthony Berkeley - The Poisoned Chocolates Case (b097lnkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b06d2j24)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (Omnibus) (b07gtdmh)
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 15 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.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts read by Liza Ross.

Anne Tyler's novels include Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1983), The Accidental Tourist (1985) and the Pulitzer Prize–winning, Breathing Lessons (1988). She’s also won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Ambassador Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2012, Anne won The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence.

Abridged by Isobel Creed

Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2016.


SUN 07:15 Modesty Blaise - The Silver Mistress (Omnibus) (b08fnm5l)
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, 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...

Omnibus of the five part series.

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

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

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
Director: Kate McAll

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in February 2017.


SUN 08:30 All Gas and Gaiters (m000pf9p)
Series 1

The Bishop Gives a Party

The Bishop is taken with the Dean’s sister. However, he has a rival.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971.

Adapted from their TV script by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
The Bishop's Chaplain …. Derek Nimmo
The Dean …. John Barron
Miss Chaffer …. Nan Munro
Hilary Pugh-Critchley …. Naomi Chance
Mrs Pugh-Critchley …. Joan Sanderson

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.


SUN 09:00 Mr Willow's Wife (m000pf9r)
3. Love Thy Neighbour

Felicity decides it's time she meddled in the marriage of chums Diana and Dickie.

Staring Moira Lister and Terence Alexander.

Written by Ray Cooney and John Chapman.

Felicity Willow ... Moira Lister
Paul Willow .... Terence Alexander
Nanny .... Doris Hare
Diana Saunders .... Alethea Charlton
Dickie Saunders .... Ray Cooney
Vicar .... John Chapman

Producer David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1971.


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

A Fete Worse than Death

Robin and Wendy continue their unhealthy obsession with a model village in their garage.

When inspiration strikes for a son et lumière display, what could possibly go wrong?

Written by and starring Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall.

Robin ...... Simon Greenall
Wendy ...... Kay Stonham
Maureen ...... Debra Stephenson
Derek ...... Phil Cornwell
Receptionist ...... Jo Enright
Man ...... Ewan Bailey
Woman 1 ...... Arianwen Flores
Woman 2 ...... Zoe Allen

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000pf9t)
Coding

Martha Lane Fox

From Judy Garland to Verdi.

Dot-com millionaire and businesswoman Martha Lane Fox shares her castaway choices with Sue Lawley.

Martha says that as a child she was confident and bossy - tormenting her younger brother and, in games of teachers and pupils, always marking him lower than her line of teddy bears. Her drive and ambition were recognised at school and college - her brother claims her nickname was 'Fast Lane Foxy'.

After studying modern and classical history at Oxford University she became a management consultant at a small company and met Brent Hoberman - who had the idea for lastminute.com. Initially, Lane Fox rubbished the idea, but eventually Brent convinced her and she joined him, appropriately enough, at the last minute. The pair launched lastminute.com in 1998 - it started out as an online bucket shop - selling the holidays that small travel agents couldn't get rid of - and branched out into entertainment and gifts.

On March 14th, 2000, days before the markets peaked, lastminute.com was floated on the stock exchange - and over the following weeks prices collapsed. Martha Lane Fox became the face, the figurehead and eventually the fall-girl for the dot-com bubble. In November 2003, after lastminute.com announced a profit for the first time, Lane Fox announced she was resigning as managing director.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2004.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l2h9p)
Series 1

Platypus

Along the soft, muddy river banks of New South Wales, the female duck-billed platypus makes a burrow to raise her family.

Not only is this the strangest of creatures, it is also one of the most tricky to film.

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

Producer: Julian Hector

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2009.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0001pzy)
Series 8

Hope and Glory

True stories told live in in the USA: Meg Bowles introduces stories of determination, hope and battling for both survival and respect.

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

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

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

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


SUN 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b0651qrc)
Helena Bonham Carter

Actress Helena Bonham Carter chooses 'Look Mummy, No Hands' by Fascinating Aida and 'Not While I'm Around' by Stephen Sondheim.


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000pf9w)
How to Write a Poem 2/2

Daljit Nagra explores the BBC's radio poetry archive and selects part 2 of How to Write a Poem featuring the poet Glyn Maxwell.

Glyn Maxwell is in a strange village. He’s 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 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.

Barmaid - Sally Phillips
Emily Dickinson - Amy Rose
Lord Byron - Adam Harley
Student Poets - Holly Corfield Carr, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Dominic Fisher

Written and presented by Glyn Maxwell.
Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SUN 12:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06ycr4z)
Series 2

Milton's Motors

When Milton opens up a car repair shop, he finds he's on a collision course with a notorious local villain. Meanwhile, a mysterious tin of travel sweets comes to a sticky end.

Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'. Because each week, Milton, and his trusty assistant Anton (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.

Written by Milton with James Cary and Dan Evans, the man they call "Britain's funniest Milton" returns to the radio with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes.

With Tom Goodman-Hill, Josie Lawrence and Ben Willbond.

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 2's Comedy (b007zzsn)
BBC Radio 2 - The First Year of Fun, with Ken Dodd

On 30th September 1967, the BBC Light Programme became BBC Radio 2. Primarily a music station, the network also regularly broadcast a variety of comedy series – many now regarded as classics.

The King of Knotty Ash, Ken Dodd introduces six fun-tastic gems transmitted during 2’s first 12 months on-air.

* ROUND THE HORNE * Series 4 Episode 15/16

Crofter Kenneth Horne meets Bona Prince Charlie, plus Rambling Syd Rumpo and the Bona Advertising agency run by Julian and Sandy.

Ever popular series with Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden. (2nd June 1968)

* THE CLITHEROE KID * Series 11 Episode 16/20 Have Snake Will Travel

Cheeky schoolboy Jimmy Clitheroe sparks chaos when his teacher sends him reptile hunting.

With Peter Sinclair, Patricia Burke, Danny Ross, Diana Day, Tony Melody and Derek Nimmo. (10th December 1967)

* THE NAVY LARK * Series 9 Episode 16/20 Cuthbert Joins The Navy

Mrs Povey insists her snooty nephew Cuthbert samples a career on the ocean wave aboard HMS Troutbridge.

Comedy afloat with Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee, Stephen Murray, Richard Caldicot, Heather Chasen, Ronnie Barker, Tenniel Evans and Michael Bates. (15th October 1967)

* THE EMBASSY LARK * Series 3 Episode 4/15 Up The Pole

The Ambassador flags up trouble in the spin-off from The Navy Lark. Set in the British Embassy in the fictional country of Tratvia.

Stars Derek Francis, Frank Thornton, Charlotte Mitchell, Francis de Wolfe, Peter Stephens and Michael Spice. (26th March 1968)

* I’M SORRY, I’LL READ THAT AGAIN * Series 6 Episode 1/13

Radio's Dave the Rave and The Legend of Bunny and Claude.

Songs and sketches with John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Bill Oddie and Jo Kendall. (14th April 1968)

* THE KEN DODD SHOW *

Doddy reveals the tale of a legendary footballer, meet the Head of the Pips and it's panto time!.

With John Laurie, Patricia Hayes, Graham Stark and Judith Chalmers. (17th December 1967)

Producer: Nick St. George

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in September 2007.


SUN 16:00 Daphne Du Maurier (b007k4qn)
September Tide

When Cherry comes home to visit her widowed mother Stella, she brings her new husband with her.

But surprises are in-store, as this is the first time mother and son-in-law have met.

Starring Paula Wilcox, Jonathan Firth and Alice Hart.

Daphne du Maurier's bittersweet love story set in a beautiful house on a Cornish estuary.

Stella Martin …. Paula Wilcox
Evan Davies …. Jonathan Firth
Cherry Davies …. Alice Hart
Robert Hanson …. John Rowe
Mrs Tucket …. Susan Jameson
Neighbour …. Duncan Walsh Atkins

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2005.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000pf9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06ycr4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 James Follett - Rules of Asylum (b007k18v)
Episode 2

Considered a threat to the state because of an unpublished manuscript, political prisoner Jan Valeri has escaped from the Sanatorium. The police have just picked him up...

Starring James Beattie.

James Follett's exploration of 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.

Producer: Margaret Hall

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


SUN 18:30 Wally K Daly (b007jtfs)
With a Whimper to the Grave

Episode 2

With Tom trapped amongst the aliens, desperate Sally finds a Government ally.

Third in Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy starring James Shrapnel and Donald Hewlett.

To combat the threat of an alien invasion, the nations of the Earth have formed a World Council. The aliens have given selected humans extraordinary 'sixth-sense' powers.

But when these powers are abused the aliens prepare to leave and abandon the Earth to its fate. But are they really going? And what is the fate awaiting the peoples of the Earth?

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

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1984.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0001pzy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (b0651qrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 Daphne Du Maurier (b007k4qn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000pf9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l2h9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06ycr4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Paperback Hell (m000pfb0)
Series 3

Forbidden Fire

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: a young woman's sexual awakening, as the bestselling author "Anonymous" reads from a specially adapted version of Forbidden Fire.

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 November 2005.


SUN 22:45 Knocker (b008j006)
Profitch

Market researcher Ian Dunn suffers a shocking epiphany. Stars Neil Edmond and Paula Wilcox. From December 2007.


SUN 23:00 Bad Salsa (b06wf7lq)
Series 2

Jumping the Shark

Marco's sister arrives and is not impressed by his new girlfriend - Camille. Jill is still trying to decide whether to have reconstruction while Tim lives the high-life on a photo shoot and Chippy thinks she can save her budding relationship with a lie.

Series two of the sitcom about three women who meet during cancer treatment and start going to salsa class together to maintain their friendship. As they adjust to life after cancer they realise that they've all changed.

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 We Are Klang: Amazing Lives (b007k3b7)
Poet

The late controversial poet Adam Croxton - by those who knew him. Spoof with Greg Davies and Steve Hall. From March 2007.



MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2020

MON 00:00 James Follett - Rules of Asylum (b007k18v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Wally K Daly (b007jtfs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 2's Comedy (b007zzsn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Daphne Du Maurier (b007k4qn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000pf9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06ycr4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Dick Francis (b007mx06)
Proof

5. The Diary

Mystery for Tony and Flora - is her son back from Australia? And can a diary unlock the mystery?

Nigel Havers stars as Tony Beach.

Dick Francis's thriller dramatised by Ernest Dudley.

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Commentator …. Michael Kilgarriff
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Orkney …. Edward de Souza
Isabella …. Avril Clark
Gerard …. George Parsons
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


MON 06:30 Wimsey (m000bvp2)
Whose Body?

1. The Body in the Bath

Amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is called to Battersea following the alarming discovery in an architect's bathroom...

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Whose Body? was first published in 1923

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations that were broadcast between 1972 and 1975

Lord Peter Wimsey.................Ian Carmichael
Bunter..........................................Peter Jones
Dowager Duchess...................Patricia Routledge
Mr Phipps................................. Norman Bird
Inspector Parker.................... Gabriel Woolf
Mrs Phipps.............................. Betty Huntley-Wright
Inspector Sugg...................... Stephen Thorne

Adapted in five episodes by Chris Miller.

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1973.


MON 07:00 Way Out East (b07lfng1)
No Animals Were Harmed

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
Starter ….. Mark Straker

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

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


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (b08v07n4)
Compilation

Episode 4

Just A Minute is 50 years old this year! Nicholas Parsons has been hosting since day one and presides over an all-star panel: Paul Merton, Ross Noble, Fern Britton and Gyles Brandreth.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle and it was produced by Matt Stronge.

Just A Minute is a BBC Studios production.

From 2017.


MON 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jl5j)
Series 1

The Offer

After a row with his father Albert, Harold decides to leave their rag and bone business and take up another offer of employment.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold.

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

Adapted for radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by Gale Pedrick.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966.


MON 08:30 Harry Worth (b07v05xf)
Thirty Minutes Worth

The Producer

The vicar has engaged the services of that well-known thespian, Binky Bottomley to write and produce a pageant for the bicentenary of the village - but then he entrusts Harry with his script.

Starring Harry Worth. With Jacqueline Clarke, Charles Collingwood, Su Douglas, Julie Higginson and Jack Douglas as Binky Bottomley

Script by Vince Powell.

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1988.


MON 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b07z4151)
Series 17

Episode 3

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.

Tony Hawks, Richard Osman, Clive Anderson and Vicki Pepperdine are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as chairs, medicine, prisons and video games.

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 (b01nrd26)
Series 2

Spears

Eddie leaves home while The Sweater Girls are on the verge of a big break.

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, Chris Pavlo as Colin Farsley and Emily Fleeshman as Bernie

Special guests: BBC Radio 1's Mark Radcliffe & Marc Riley as themselves

Music: Big George

Producer: Neil Mossey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2000.


MON 10:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k1tz)
Flora's Rights

In which Flora Poste - she of the strong will and the slender ankle - begins her adventures.

Flora believes that unless life is tidy, one cannot even begin to enjoy it - and life with her relatives at Cold Comfort Farm promises to be anything but.

First published in 1932, Stella Gibbons' tale of early 20th-century rural England is dramatised in four parts by Elizabeth Proud.

Flora Poste ..... Patricia Gallimore
Stella Gibbons ..... Elizabeth Proud
The Abbe Fausse-Maigre ..... Malcolm Hayes
John Westbrook ..... John Westbrook
Mary Smiling ..... Kate Binchy
Charles Fairford ..... David McAlistair
Aunt Gwen ..... Pauline Letts
Angus McKnag ..... Alexander John
Spiritualist Lady ..... Gladys Spencer
Judith Starkadder ..... Margaret Robertson
Reuben Starkadder ..... Trevor Martin
Adam Lambsbreath ..... Cyril Shaps
Seth Starkadder ..... Sion Prober
Amos Starkadder ..... John Hollis
Mark Dolour ..... Stephen Garlick
Elfine Starkadder ..... Jane Knowles

Music: Terence Allbright
Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1981


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000pg9v)
Series 7

Hacking the Law

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

Guy Raz explores whether justice can ever be blind, impartial, and fair? Can radical thinking improve legal systems for all?

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000pg9x)
Ed Balls

Former politician Ed Balls chooses 'Dopo notte, atra e funesta' from Handel's Ariodante and 'We Shall Overcome' by Pete Seeger.


MON 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jl5j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Harry Worth (b07v05xf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Dick Francis (b007mx06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Wimsey (m000bvp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gf9l9)
Episode 6

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 Battista has agreed to marry her father’s research assistant Pyotr, so that he can stay on in the US to assist in Dr Battista’s experiments. Kate is not very sure about the enterprise but she has committed herself to helping out her father .

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.


MON 14:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08j9v52)
Episode 1

London, 1543, the freezing cold spring is marked by turmoil and darkness. The city's streets are filled with preachers. Radical religion has spilled over into dangerous fundamentalism as young men are maddened by differing interpretations of the Bible. Where the monasteries once acted as gatekeepers to God, the Lord now seems to be very close at hand. Strange signs and portents are observed that suggest the end times are near.

As King Henry VIII slips back towards the old religion, the reactionaries are fighting back: radicals are being arrested, heretics threatened with burning and everyone is looking over their shoulder, including Archbishop Cranmer. Into this unsettled landscape comes a murderer who appears to be killing for pleasure. Worse still, his first victim was someone close to Catherine Parr - the King's latest romantic obsession. Their marriage would serve the Reformist cause well and, to protect her chances of becoming Queen, Cranmer wants news of the killer kept from the superstitious King.

And so he calls upon lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake to conduct a secret investigation. Once again, Shardlake and his loyal assistant Barak must descend into the murky depths of Tudor society to try to stop the murderer before they strike again.

CAST:
Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Guy ..... Vincent Ebrahim
Harsnet ..... Carl Prekopp
Dorothy ..... Emily Bruni
Cantrell ..... David Seddon
Cranmer ..... Sean Baker
Lockley ..... Patrick Brennan
Adam ..... Luke MacGregor
Tamasin ..... Kirsty Oswald
Bunce ..... Clare Perkins

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Producer and Director ..... Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


MON 14:30 Conversations with Artists - Henry Moore (b07r24y1)
Henry Moore chats to Edward Lucie-Smith, about drawing for pleasure rather than as a precursor to creating sculpture, the importance of the human body and landscape, and other artists who have inspired him along the way.

Producer: Judith Bumpus

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in December 1981.


MON 15:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k1tz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b07z4151)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nrd26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Way Out East (b07lfng1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (b08v07n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Night Terrace (m0005gyj)
Series 1

6. The Last Hunt

In Australia’s ancient past, Anastasia and Eddie offer to help two great hunters track down the ferocious beast which has been threatening their people.

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

Ben McKenzie ....... Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott ....... "Sue", Dr. Hausen
Naomi Rukavina ....... Storyteller
Eryn Saunders ....... Girl
Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie ....... Murrawarri
Jason Tamiru ....... Tangara
Amanda Buckley ....... Director Grant

Writers: John Richards and Ben McKenzie.

Producers: Ben McKenzie / John Richards.

A Splendid Chaps production.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00z5fr6)
Joe Boyd and Mat Fraser

Record producer Joe Boyd and actor Mat Fraser talk to Harriett Gilbert about books they love by George Dangerfield, Katherine Dunn and Muriel Spark.

The Strange Death of Liberal England by George Dangerfield
Publisher: Serif

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
Publisher: Abacus

Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
Publisher: Virago

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


MON 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jl5j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Harry Worth (b07v05xf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Dick Francis (b007mx06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Wimsey (m000bvp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000pg9v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000pg9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (b08v07n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Nick Revell Show (b00d7n9s)
Series 2

All's Well That Ends Well... Well, Well, Well

The writer is leading a charmed life, which naturally leaves him feeling anxious. With Alistair McGowan. From July 1993.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m000p8yt)
Series 57

Episode 3

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis give the week's news a shot in the arm in the form of sketches and guest contributions.

Sarah Keyworth looks at breakups during lockdown, Darren Harriott sees an FA chairman cross the line; and Beardyman channels 2020...

Additional voices from Katie Norris and Josh Berry.

Written by the cast, with additional material from Mike Shepherd, Laura Major, Suchandrika Chakrabarti and Simon Alcock

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

Producer: Adnan Ahmed

A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b01dtxcn)
Series 1

Standing Tall

Stephen K Amos and his pick of the circuit's best stand-ups build an idiot's guide to life. This week Maeve Higgins, Tom Allen and Phil Nichol join Stephen to offer a guide to standing tall.

Produced by Colin Anderson.



TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2020

TUE 00:00 Night Terrace (m0005gyj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00z5fr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Dick Francis (b007mx06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Wimsey (m000bvp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gf9l9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08j9v52)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Conversations with Artists - Henry Moore (b07r24y1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k1tz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b07z4151)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Stockport, So Good They Named It Once (b01nrd26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Way Out East (b07lfng1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (b08v07n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Dick Francis (b007n1gf)
Proof

6. Visitors

Wine merchant Tony Beach has to deal with some unwanted visitors to his store. Stars Nigel Havers and George Parsons.

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

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey
Gerard …. George Parsons
Paul Young …. Stuart Organ
Charter Jun/P.C. …. Kim Wall
Sgt. Ridger …. Stephen Hattersley
Mrs Palissey …. Sheila Grant

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


TUE 06:30 Wimsey (m000bwxk)
Whose Body?

2. Disappearance of a Financier

Lord Peter Wimsey follows the trail of missing financier Sir Reuben Levy. Is there a link to the body found in the Battersea bathroom?

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Whose Body? was first published in 1923

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations that were broadcast between 1972 and 1975

Lord Peter Wimsey......................................Ian Carmichael
Bunter...............................................................Peter Jones
Inspector Parker...........................................Gabriel Woolf
Freddie Arbuthnot.......................................Nigel Lambert
John P Milligan..............................................Blain Fairman
Graves, Waiter and Scoot .........................Peter Williams
Mabel Price......................................................Betty Huntley-Wright

Adapted by Chris Miller

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1974.


TUE 07:00 Relativity (m0001w39)
Series 2

Episode 1

Drawing on his own family, the second series of Richard Herring’s comedy drama, Relativity, builds on the warm, lively characters and family dynamics of the first series. His affectionate observation of inter-generational misunderstanding, sibling sparring and the ties that bind will resonate with anyone who has ever argued with their dad about who the current Pope is.

Amid the comedy, Richard broaches some more serious highs and lows of family life.

Richard Herring is a comedian, writer, blogger and podcaster and the world's premier semi-professional self-playing snooker player.

Episode 1:
The funeral of beloved grandmother Doris brings the family together in sorrow. Chloe thinks this is the perfect time to share her and Ina’s forthcoming baby news - until she is unexpectedly pipped at the post.

Cast:
Margaret…………….Alison Steadman
Ken……………..Phil Davis
Jane…………….Fenella Woolgar
Ian……………….Richard Herring
Chloe…………..Emily Berrington
Pete………………..Gordon Kennedy
Holly………………...Tia Bannon
Mark………………Fred Haig
Nick………………..Harrison Knights
Billy………………..Danny Kirrane

Written by Richard Herring
Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore

Produced by Polly Thomas
Executive Producers: Jon Thoday and Richard Allen Turner

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in January 2019.


TUE 07:30 Keep It Light (m000p6x7)
Critically acclaimed sketch duo Lazy Susan bring their take on light entertainment to BBC Radio 4. With a mix of character skits and sketches, Keep It Light is a comedy magazine show.

Starring and written by Celeste Dring & Freya Parker, with performances from Shappi Khorsandi and Tom Rosenthal.

Produced by Suzy Grant for BBC Studios


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jtqc)
Series 7

Six Charlies in Search of an Author

Through pages and chapters, the fate of Neddie Seagoon is in the hands of the writer. Stars Spike Milligan. From December 1956.


TUE 08:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008qq3d)
4. Jack Brymer

Renowned clarinettist and broadcaster Jack Brymer joins the dear ladies for songs and conversation. From December 1990.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (m000p8yt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00bfq16)
Series 2

All Aboard!

There's mutiny in the air as Tommy and Sheila set off on their 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, Edward Halstead, Tracy Ann Oberman and Les Dennis.

Music by Frido Ruth.

Producer: Steve Doherty

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1999.


TUE 10:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k22w)
Amos's Call

Flora aims to tidy up the Starkadders, and the apocalyptic ravings of preacher Amos.

Flora believes that unless life is tidy, one cannot even begin to enjoy it - and life with her relatives at Cold Comfort Farm promises to be anything but.

First published in 1932, Stella Gibbons' tale of early 20th-century rural England is dramatised in four parts by Elizabeth Proud.

Flora Poste ..... Patricia Gallimore
Stella Gibbons ..... Elizabeth Proud
John Westbrook ..... John Westbrook
Reuben Starkadder ..... Trevor Martin
Adam Lambsbreath ..... Cyril Shaps
Seth Starkadder ..... Sion Probert
Amos Starkadder ..... John Hollis
Aunt Ada Doom ..... Fabia Drake
Meriam ..... Amanda Murray
Mrs Beetle ..... Miriam Margolyes
Mrs Murther ..... Diana Bishop
Mr Mybug ..... Michael Spice
Waitress ..... Kathryn Hurlbutt

Music: Terence Allbright
Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1981


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b07rh18q)
Star Trek - The Undiscovered Future

The first episode of Star Trek aired half a century ago, on 8th September 1966. Space medic and broadcaster Kevin Fong asks what happened to the progressive and optimistic vision of future that the iconic television series promised him?

In 1964, Star Trek producer Gene Roddenberry repeatedly failed to convince US television studios and networks to buy his idea for a new kind of science fiction series. Eventually he sold NBC the concept of a sci-fi story in which the human race explored space, united in racial harmony and with benign global purpose.

This was the era of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the western world: mutual nuclear annihilation had almost happened in 1963. The US and USSR were engaged in the Space race.

Yet in Star Trek, American captain James Kirk had a Russian, Pavel Chekov, in charge of the Enterprise's weapon systems.

The battle for civil rights in the United States was also coming to ahead. Gene Roddenberry cast a black woman as fourth in command of the Enterprise - Lieutenant Uhura, the ship's communications officer.

The Vietnam war was ramping up and relations between Mao's China and the United States were at a low. Yet another senior figure on the Enterprise's bridge was Mr Sulu, who Roddenberry wanted as a representative of Asia.

How far have we voyaged towards Star Trek's vision of the future and what of it is likely to be fulfilled or remain undiscovered in the next 50 years?

Kevin Fong presents archive material of the likes of Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura) talking about the inception and filming of the original Star Trek series, and their thoughts about Roddenberry's vision of the future and its impact in the United States at the time.

For example, Nichols relates how she had a chance encounter with Martin Luther King the day after she had told Roddenberry that she intended to leave Star Trek after the first series. King told her he was her number one fan and almost demanded that she didn't give up the role of Uhura, because she was a uniquely empowering role model on American television at the time.

For a perspective from today, Kevin also talks to George Takei who played Mr Sulu. Takei laments the ethnically divisive politics of the United States in 2016.

He meets Charles Bolden - the first African American to both command a shuttle mission and lead NASA as its chief administrator. In the age of the International Space Station, he compares himself to the 'Admiral of Star Fleet'. But the former astronaut also talks about the anger he first felt in 1994 when he was asked to fly the first Russian cosmonaut ever to board an American space shuttle.

Kevin also talk to cultural broadcaster and Star Trek fan Samira Ahmed about the sexual and racial politics of the original series.

Rod Roddenberry, the television producer son of Gene Roddenberry, tells Kevin about his father, his father's politics and creative vision, and why Star Trek still endures, even though its future remains unattained.

Producers: Andrew Luck-Baker and Jennifer Whyntie.

Credits/copyright:
Audio footage from 'Star Trek'' was courtesy of CBS Television Studios.
Some segments of interview with Nichelle Nichols were courtesy of the Television Academy's Archives of American Television.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jtqc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008qq3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Dick Francis (b007n1gf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Wimsey (m000bwxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gfjkn)
Episode 7

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.

On the morning of the wedding Kate’s sister Bunny has already reminded her that she doesn’t need to marry Pyotr simply to please their father. But Kate remains committed, and she and her father and Bunny, arrive at the church where her mother’s brother – Theron - is to conduct the ceremony.

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.


TUE 14:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08jb6s2)
Episode 2

Dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, the fourth in his series featuring hunchback detective Matthew Shardlake.

Spring, 1543. London's streets are filled with preachers sermonising about the apocalypse. Radical religion has spilled over into dangerous fundamentalism as young men are maddened by differing interpretations of the Bible.

The family of one such man, Adam Kite, has sought the help of lawyer Matthew Shardlake; Adam is convinced God has forsaken him and spends his days and nights praying. He has been placed in the Bedlam for his own safety. But Shardlake is distracted from the case when a close friend of his, Roger Elliard, is found brutally murdered in Lincoln's Inn Yard. He has sworn an oath to Roger's widow that he will find the killer and bring them to justice.

Cast:
Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Guy ..... Vincent Ebrahim
Harsnet ..... Carl Prekopp
Cranmer ..... Sean Baker
Seymour ..... David Seddon
Ainsworth ..... Patrick Brennan

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Producer and Director ..... Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


TUE 14:30 Nazi Gold: Publishing The Third Reich (b00zf4hz)
Why are books about the Third Reich such an ongoing publishing phenomenon in the UK....and what does it say about us?

Clive Anderson investigates.

According to trade magazine The Bookseller, there were no less than 850 new titles about the Third Reich published in the UK in 2010 (up from 380 in 2000 - that's more than double in ten years). These join the thousands already available on Amazon covering everything from Hitler and the occult to SS uniforms and the teaspoons of the Third Reich; from Nazi bunkers and secret weapons to the regime's interest in flying saucers, the lives of the Fuhrer's personal pilots and (our favourite) 'How Astrology Guided Hitler's Germany'.

And there's no sign the market has become saturated, far from it: Hitler and his regime are known in the British publishing business as 'The gift that keeps on giving'. Interestingly, book sales in the UK on subjects relating to Nazism are not matched, in relative terms, by any other country in the world. So really: what does all this say about us, the reading public? This feature - with shades of light and dark - examines an ongoing, national publishing phenomenon, talking to authors and agents, historians, Nazi thriller writers and publishers among others.

Guests also include the comedian David Mitchell, Laurence Rees, Guy Walters and Henry Stevens, author of 'Hitler's Flying Saucers'.

Producer: Simon Hollis

A Brook Lapping production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in March 2011.


TUE 15:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k22w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Who Goes There? (b00ftbnp)
Series 3

Episode 5

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 Amanda Foreman and Maria McErlane.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2000.


TUE 16:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00bfq16)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Relativity (m0001w39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Keep It Light (m000p6x7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Night Terrace (m0005p0d)
Series 1

7. Discoworld

Anastasia and Eddie find a moment to relax when they find themselves in a 1970s disco. Until people start exploding after taking a strange new drug.

But that isn’t even close to the weirdest thing going on...

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne,

Ben McKenzie ....... Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott ....... "Sue"
Adam Richard ....... Bubbles
Naomi Rukavina ....... Sam
Andrew McClelland ....... Additional voices
John Richards ....... Additional voices
Virginia Gay ....... Additional voices
Karen Pickering ....... Additional voices
Aamer Rahman ....... Additional voices
Dave Lamb ....... Additional voices
Daniel Sullivan ....... Additional voices

Lee Zachariah ……. Script Writer

Music David Ashton ……. Composer/Performer

Producers: Ben McKenzie / John Richards

Made by Splendid Chaps Productions.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b008pygx)
Series 6

Tainted Love

Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact.

3/4. Tainted Love

Originally a Motown song written by Ed Cobb and recorded by Gloria Jones, Tainted Love became famous on the Northern Soul scene in the late 1970s. A classic version was later recorded by Soft Cell.

CONTRIBUTORS
Mark Ravenhill
Peter Christopherson
Ray Harris
Russ Winstanley
Alan King
Dave Ball
Mike Thorne
Danny McNamara
Nev Fountain

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jtqc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008qq3d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Dick Francis (b007n1gf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Wimsey (m000bwxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b07rh18q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Keep It Light (m000p6x7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Everyone Quite Likes Justin (b01n61sf)
Series 2

Episode 6

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 the build up to the wedding of the year.

by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser

Justin ..... Justin Moorhouse
Gran ..... Anne Reid
Lisa ..... Christine Bottomley
Bryn ..... Lloyd Langford
Ray ..... Paul Copley
Tanya ..... Victoria Elliott
Miles ..... Rob Rouse

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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


TUE 23:00 Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? (b01nl9pk)
Communication

Sketches, stand-up and song in a comic exploration of communication. With Andrew Lawrence and Sara Pascoe. From November 2012.


TUE 23:30 Old Harry's Game (b007jmdn)
Series 3

The Final Reckoning

When God hears that rules are being broken in Hell, he sends archangels to investigate. Stars Andy Hamilton. From April 1999.



WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2020

WED 00:00 Night Terrace (m0005p0d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b008pygx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Dick Francis (b007n1gf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Wimsey (m000bwxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gfjkn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08jb6s2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Nazi Gold: Publishing The Third Reich (b00zf4hz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k22w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Who Goes There? (b00ftbnp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Like They've Never Been Gone (b00bfq16)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Relativity (m0001w39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Keep It Light (m000p6x7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Dick Francis (b007n9gl)
Proof

7. Man of Mystery

Kenneth Junior makes a request from hospital, and Tony learns more about the mysterious Paul Young. Stars Nigel Havers.

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

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Gerard …. George Parsons
Clerk/Delivery Man …. David Goodland
Vernon …. Tim Reynolds
Paul Young …. Stuart Organ
Quigley …. Brian Hewlett
Flora …. Jennifer Piercey

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


WED 06:30 Wimsey (m000bxls)
Whose Body?

3. Lunch at Lady Swaffham's

Lord Peter Wimsey visits Salisbury in his quest for more clues in the mystery of a murder and a missing financier.

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Whose Body? was first published in 1923

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations that were broadcast between 1972 and 1975

Lord Peter Wimsey......................Ian Carmichael
Bunter...............................................Peter Jones
The Dowager Duchess...............Patricia Routledge
Inspector Charles Parker...........Gabriel Woolf
Mr Crimplesham...........................Richard Goolden
Mr Thipps........................................Norman Bird
John P. Milligan.............................Blain Fairman
Lady Swaffham..............................Elizabeth Revill
Coroner............................................David Sinclair

Adapted by Chris Miller

Producer Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1974.


WED 07:00 Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse (b0b53b02)
Series 1

Episode 2

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 second episode, Darren Richardson conducts a misguided sight-seeing tour, Ian McKellen has Helpline difficulties, Nigel Anthony and Joanna Lumley revisit Listen With Mother and Martin Jarvis attempts to broadcast from The Royal Opera House. Meanwhile, Alex Jennings and Janie Dee are a confused married couple, George Blagden is an unusually literate weatherman and Ian McKellen, as Richard III, is interrupted by footnote scholars.

Cast:
Ian McKellen, Nigel Anthony, Lisa Dillon, Edward Bennett, Janie Dee, Martin Jarvis, Alex Jennings, Rosalind Ayres, George Blagden, Darren Richardson and Joanna Lumley.

Written by Michael Frayn,
Director: Martin Jarvis.
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2018.


WED 07:30 The Wilsons Save the World (m000p79r)
Series 3

Friendly Milk

Another day, another pint of oat milk, or as Cat explains ‘milque’. Mike isn’t convinced by the over familiar packaging of Cat’s latest dairy alternative and decides to pay a visit to its head office in a nearby industrial park. Max is trying to avoid small talk in the local shop with varying success.

Mike: Marcus Brigstocke
Max: Kerry Godliman
Cat: Aine McNamara
Lola: Jasmine Sakyiama
Shopkeeper: George Fouracres
Mrs Denton & Cosmos: Nimisha Odedra

Writers: Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Morgan

Producer: Suzy Grant
A BBC Studios production


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0090xjy)
Series 6

The Picnic

The lad, Bill and Sid eat al fresco to impress their dates from the local Palais.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Patricia Hayes, Ann Lancaster, Elizabeth Fraser and Wilfred Babbage.

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 (b007qw7k)
Series 4

A Fully Extended Family

"Mother's mind is so devious. She can build up huge edifices of fantasy from the smallest hint".

Clare returns from Australia, but where is Julian? Sarah delves and Eleanor spins.

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

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

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1989.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (b0075rt1)
Series 1

Episode 4

Dr Phil Hammond chairs the debating game with John O'Farrell, Mark Maier, Maria McErlane and Miles Kington. From November 1998.


WED 09:30 Life in London (b01167w4)
1. In Training for a Swell

A tour of the sprawling post-Regency Metropolis in the years before the Victorians turned up and made everything boring - in the company of garrulous author Pierce Egan, cocksure urbanite Corinthian Tom, his naive Somerset cousin Jerry Hawthorn and their drunken compatriot Bob Logic.

Written by Pierce Egan and adapted in six-parts by Dan Tetsell.

Pierce Egan .... Geoffrey McGivern
Corinthian Kate .... Amanda Abbingdon
Corinthian Tom .... Greg Wise
Old Hawthorn .... Christopher Douglas
Jerry Hawthorn .... Mark Gatiss
Mrs Belcher .... Laura Shavin
Bob Logic .... James Bachman
Mr Primefit .... Dave Lamb

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.


WED 10:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007jpwk)
Elfine's Rights

In which Flora's plots begin to thicken and she seems to be making headway over the tidying-up of the farm. But she’s reckoned without Aunt Ada Doom...

First published in 1932, Stella Gibbons' tale of early 20th-century rural England is dramatised in four parts by Elizabeth Proud.

Flora Poste ..... Patricia Gallimore
Stella Gibbons ..... Elizabeth Proud
John Westbrook ..... John Westbrook
Reuben Starkadder ..... Trevor Martin
Judith Starkadder Margaret Robertson
Adam Lambsbreath ..... Cyril Shaps
Seth Starkadder ..... Sion Probert
Amos Starkadder ..... John Hollis
Micah Starkadder ..... Alexander John
Richard Hawk-Monitor ..... Stephen Garlick
The Abbé Fausse-Maigre ..... Malcolm Hayes
Meriam ..... Amanda Murray
Mrs Beetle ..... Miriam Margolyes
Aunt Ada Doom ..... Fabia Drake
Mr Mybug ..... Michael Spice
Claud Hart-Harris ..... Roger Hammond
Harkaway Starkadder ..... David Timson
Urk Starkadder ..... Christopher Scott
Monsieur Solide ..... Alan Dudley
Rennett Starkadder ..... Christine Absalom
Mrs Hawk-Monitor ..... Margot Boyd
Elfine Starkadder ..... Jane Knowles
Young Man ..... David McAlister

Music: Terence Allbright
Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1981.


WED 11:00 The Sondheim Archive (m000pgvl)
2. Send in the Clowns

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 (b0090xjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 After Henry (b007qw7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Dick Francis (b007n9gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Wimsey (m000bxls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gg568)
Episode 8

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 the break in at the lab, Pyotr is restless and longs to find the culprit. But time is limited as they are the guests of honour at the wedding reception.

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 Shardlake: Revelation (b08jbc3j)
Episode 3

Gripping dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, the fourth in his series featuring hunchback detective Matthew Shardlake.

Spring, 1543. London's streets are filled with preachers sure that the end times are near. Strange signs and portents are seen everywhere - including two great fish, as big as houses, washed up on the banks of the Thames: could they be the Leviathan, a sign of the Second Coming?

In addition to this, it seems that a killer is prowling the city - but what links the victims? Shardlake is summoned to Lambeth Palace and asked by Archbishop Cranmer to conduct a secret investigation - no word of the murders must reach King Henry because one of the dead men was close to Catherine Parr, the King's current romantic obsession, and an ally of the reformers' cause.

Cast:
Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Harsnet ..... Carl Prekopp
Guy ..... Vincent Ebrahim
Adam ..... Luke MacGregor
Gib ..... David Seddon

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Producer and Director ..... Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


WED 14:30 Meet the Wainwrights (b04d0hxs)
Nina Myskow talks to Rufus and Martha Wainwright, acclaimed singer songwriters, children of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and the late Kate McGarrigle.

Rufus is the Grammy-nominated creator of pop songs, described by Elton John as the greatest songwriter of our generation. Martha has carved her own quirky musical niche. Both have followed the family tradition - rejection, hurt, betrayal, all laid bare in confessional songs about each other. For all of them, the very personal is material to be translated into song.

Over the course of a month, Nina Myskov sat down with Rufus in London, with Loudon in uptown New York, and with Martha in Brooklyn - to try to understand this generational conversation expressed through song.

Love, sadness, bitterness and loss revealed to public scrutiny. How cathartic is the writing process? Were songs written out of revenge? Looking back, now that the dust has settled, do any of them regret writing such revelatory barbs about their close family?

Presenter: Nina Myskow

Producer: Barney Rowntree
A Wise Buddah production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


WED 15:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007jpwk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Motion Show (b0075rt1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Life in London (b01167w4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse (b0b53b02)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 The Wilsons Save the World (m000p79r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Night Terrace (m0005tll)
Series 1

8. Home

Anastasia and Eddie are separated and stranded in a mysterious void - but they're not alone.

They meet the mysterious woman who’s been following them through space and time and another scientist who knows the house's history. But can Anastasia and Eddie prevent the universe unravelling?

Series finale of the sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne,

Ben McKenzie ....... Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott ....... Sue
Jane Badler ....... Auguste Night
Dave Lamb ....... Paul
Amanda Buckley ....... WANDA
Phil Zachariah ....... Additional voices
Eryn Saunders ....... Additional voices
Virginia Gay ....... Additional voices
Kevin Powe ....... Additional voices
Glenn Greening ....... Additional voices

Written by John Richards

Music by David Ashton

Producers: Ben McKenzie and John Richards

A Splendid Chaps Production


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (b09ry6jw)
Series 15

Landscapes

From an island which resists invasion to a beloved city in which you can't be free - Josie Long presents a series of short documentaries where the landscape becomes a character.

Ribbon Gums
Produced by Sophie Townsend

Resistance
Featuring Lars Christian Kofoed Romer and Viola
Produced by Rikke Houd

Mosul Eye
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall

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


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b0090xjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 After Henry (b007qw7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Dick Francis (b007n9gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Wimsey (m000bxls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Sondheim Archive (m000pgvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 The Wilsons Save the World (m000p79r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b007jwpj)
Series 2

Episode 2

The Marriage Emporium running low on Indian brides - and "Fifty Ways To Leave Your Mother".

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 (b008drpg)
Series 2

Phobic

Unable to look in the mirror for fear of seeing his ageing reflection, Martin seeks the help of a local artist to overcome his phobia.

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

Stars Reece Dinsdale as Martin, Matthew Cottle as Barney, Neil Dudgeon as John, Pippa Haywood as Sarah and Russell Tovey as Dan.

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


WED 23:30 The Shuttleworths (b007k4tn)
John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

UFOs

The Sheffield singer-songwriter investigates unsolved phenomena. With his agent Ken and guest Patrick Mower. From March 2006.



THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2020

THU 00:00 Night Terrace (m0005tll)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (b09ry6jw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Dick Francis (b007n9gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Wimsey (m000bxls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gg568)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08jbc3j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Meet the Wainwrights (b04d0hxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007jpwk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Motion Show (b0075rt1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Life in London (b01167w4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse (b0b53b02)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Wilsons Save the World (m000p79r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Dick Francis (b007ncw9)
Proof

8. Connections

Tony Beach and his detective chum Gerard MacGregor attempt to unearth the true identity of Paul Young. Stars Nigel Havers.

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

Tony Beach …. Nigel Havers
Gerard …. George Parsons
Paul Young …. Stuart Organ
Chief Sup. Wilson …. Manning Wilson

Producer: Matthew Walters

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1987.


THU 06:30 Wimsey (m000c0lp)
Whose Body?

4. Shellshock

When his traumatic past returns to haunt Lord Peter Wimsey, it prompts him to probe a little deeper into an important witness...

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Whose Body? was first published in 1923

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations that were broadcast between 1972 and 1975

Lord Peter Wimsey.................Ian Carmichael
Bunter..........................................Peter Jones
Dowager Duchess...................Patricia Routledge
Sir Julian Freke.........................Bernard Archard
Inspector Parker..................... Gabriel Woolf
Cummings..................................Peter Tuddenham

Adapted by Chris Miller

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1974.


THU 07:00 Making the Best of It (b03w38q5)
The Last Minutes

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

Daisy Haggard stars as Debra, a Crisis Branding Consultant brought in during a major boardroom crisis, with only minutes to manage how the truth comes out.

And what that truth is, exactly...

by Stephen Keyworth.

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


THU 07:30 Mark Steel's in Town (m000p8dh)
Series 10

Brighton

Mark Steel returns to Radio 4 with a short series of shows recorded outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic.

For the first ever outdoor Mark Steel's In Town episode, and Radio 4 Comedy's first ever COVID-friendly audience show, what better place to start than on Brighton beach?

Famous for its pavilion, piers and progressive nature as well as for being the playground of George, Prince Regent, Brighton welcomes Mark where he performs on the pebbles, accompanied by the sound of the waves, with a busy zip-wire ride and squawking seagulls overhead. A first for the show but a completely normal day in life of the people of Brighton.

Written and performed by Mark Steel
Additional material by Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator Beverly Tagg
Sound Manager, Jerry Peal
Producer, Carl Cooper

Picture Credit, Tom Stanier


THU 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000phcy)
Series 4

Episode 13

Kenneth Horne tells the story of Hans Liszt – and Hornerama looks at British customs.

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 January 1961


THU 08:30 Anything Legal (b0084hrs)
Episode 3

Charles and George kick off their secret new business offering anything legal – but at what cost?

A Tale of Two City Gents by Wally K Daly

Starring Donald Hewlett as Charles, Michael Knowles as George and Douglas Blackwell as the Publican.

Theme music by Jim Parker

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m000phd1)
Series 6

Lewis Carroll

James Walton's literary quiz with Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Louise Doughty and John O'Farrell. From April 2003.


THU 09:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js1l)
Series 1

A Cavalier Attitude

Model village-makers, Robin and Wendy are shown "Black Bess" as their randy friends Sue and Glen persuade them to attend a battle re-enactment.

Scripted by and starring Simon Greenall as Robin and Kay Stonham as Wendy.

With Phil Cornwell as Derek, Debra Stephenson as Maureen, Jan Ravens as Sue, Michael Simkins as Glenn, Ewan Bailey as Darnley, Jo Enright as Carol and Sean McKenna as Pikeman.

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.


THU 10:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k2m0)
Flora's Rights Again

As the wedding draws near, Flora Poste wrestles with Aunt Ada Doom. Will she get her rights at last?

First published in 1932, Stella Gibbons' tale of early 20th-century rural England is dramatised in four parts by Elizabeth Proud.

Flora Poste ..... Patricia Gallimore
Stella Gibbons ..... Elizabeth Proud
John Westbrook ..... John Westbrook
Reuben Starkadder ..... Trevor Martin
Judith Starkadder Margaret Robertson
Adam Lambsbreath ..... Cyril Shaps
Seth Starkadder ..... Sion Probert
Amos Starkadder ..... John Hollis
Micah Starkadder ..... Alexander John
Richard Hawk-Monitor ..... Stephen Garlick
The Abbé Fausse-Maigre ..... Malcolm Hayes
Aunt Ada Doom ..... Fabia Drake
Mrs Beetle ..... Miriam Margolyes
Mr Mybug ..... Michael Spice
Harkaway Starkadder ..... David Timson
Urk Starkadder ..... Christopher Scott
Rennett Starkadder ..... Christine Absalom
Mrs Hawk-Monitor ..... Margot Boyd
Elfine Starkadder ..... Jane Knowles
Charl;es Fairford ..... David McAlister
Earl P Neck ..... Nigel Anthony
Dr Mudel ..... John Rye
Letty ..... Pauline Letts
Susan ..... Diana Bishop

Music: Terence Allbright
Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1981.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000pf9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l2h9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000phcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Anything Legal (b0084hrs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Dick Francis (b007ncw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Wimsey (m000c0lp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gh585)
Episode 9

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.

Kate and Pyotr arrive late for their own wedding reception as the drama of the lab break-in unfolds, but they are soon celebrating their marriage with the whole family.

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 Shardlake: Revelation (b08jclm9)
Episode 4

Atmospheric dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, the fourth in his series featuring hunchback detective Matthew Shardlake.

Spring, 1543. London's streets are filled with preachers convinced that the end times are near. Strange signs and portents are seen everywhere - including two great fish, as big as houses, washed up on the banks of the Thames: could they be the Leviathan, a sign of the Second Coming?

In this fervid atmosphere, a killer is prowling the city - but what links the victims? Summoned to Lambeth Palace, Shardlake is asked by Archbishop Cranmer to conduct a secret investigation - no word of the murders must reach King Henry because one of the dead men was close to Catherine Parr, the King's current romantic obsession, and an ally of the reformers' cause. While working on another case, Shardlake receives information that suggests the killer has been active for some time.

Cast:
Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Guy ..... Vincent Ebrahim
Harsnet ..... Carl Prekopp
Dorothy ..... Emily Bruni
Seymour ..... David Seddon
Cranmer ..... Sean Baker
Benson ..... Patrick Brennan
Tamasin ..... Kirsty Oswald
Piers ..... Luke MacGregor

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Producer and Director ..... Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


THU 14:30 The Chalet School (b014pzzs)
The crime writer Val McDermid on her love of the Chalet School boarding school novels. She credits them with inspiring her to go to Oxford and becoming a writer. So what did they have that the other boarding school books did not?

Nearly sixty Chalet School novels were published between 1925 and 1970, written by the South Shields novelist, Elinor Brent-Dyer. The school was initially located in Austria, but moved to Guernsey following the Anschluss. It relocated again after the Nazi invasion of The Channel Islands. The books centred on Madge Bettany, the founder of the school, and her young sister Joey, its first pupil. The books dealt with financial hardship, illness and politics, which Val argues, is absent from most other boarding school novels of the period.

The programme is produced in Manchester by Nicola Swords.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


THU 15:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k2m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m000phd1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Making the Best of It (b03w38q5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Mark Steel's in Town (m000p8dh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmb4)
Series 1

1. The Voice from Nowhere

"It all began many Earth years ago during the summer of 2010..."

A routine trip to the moon turns into a nightmare in space for Captain Saxon Berry and his crew.

Charles Chilton wrote and produced many popular and successful radio programmes for the BBC - including the classic 1950s serial 'Journey into Space' - charting the adventures of Captain Jet Morgan. This fired the imagination of millions, years before the first moon landing. It was the last radio drama to record higher ratings than the new young upstart television!

CAST:

Captain Saxon Berry …. Barry Foster
Lemuel ‘Chipper’ Barnett …. Nicky Henson
Magnus Carter …. Nigel Stock
Lauderic Sincere …. Tony Osoba
with Wendy Murray and Teresa Stretfield

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b06r5d07)
Series 38

Dickie Bird on the life of Sir Leonard Hutton

Harold 'Dickie' Bird, now retired but one of our best known cricket umpires champions the life of Sir Leonard Hutton.

According to Dickie, this Yorkshireman is one of the greatest opening batsmen of all time, who made history by becoming the first professional England captain. Joining him, the Sunday Times cricket correspondent and author Simon Wilde.

Matthew Parris is the presenter.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


THU 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000phcy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Anything Legal (b0084hrs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Dick Francis (b007ncw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Wimsey (m000c0lp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000pf9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l2h9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (m000p8dh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Big Booth (b007k1xy)
Series 1

Episode 3

Marvellous monologues and sketches starring Boothby Graffoe. With Ned Sherrin and singer John Otway. From January 2000.


THU 23:00 The Kneebone Bonanza (b01rgm9n)
Episode 2

The Kneebones are in serious financial trouble. The bailiffs are back and there are cracks appearing in the walls of house.

By Carl Grose.

Maddy ..... Alex Tregear
Dwight/Duke ..... Ed Gaughan
Slick ..... Michael Shelford

Directed by Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


THU 23:15 Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (b00s3j26)
Cabbage Looking in Mufti

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


THU 23:30 Listen Against (b016x3gn)
Series 4

Episode 2

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 November 2011.



FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2020

FRI 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmb4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b06r5d07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Dick Francis (b007ncw9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Wimsey (m000c0lp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07gh585)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08jclm9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 The Chalet School (b014pzzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (b007k2m0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m000phd1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Making the Best of It (b03w38q5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Mark Steel's in Town (m000p8dh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pj0q)
1. Strange Habits

Inspector Purbright gets a tip-off over an intercepted telegram. Is someone white-slaving nuns in Flaxborough?

John Rowe stars in Colin Watson's gripping serial about vice and violence stirring beneath the surface of a peaceful market town.

Dramatised in six parts by Christopher Denys.

Inspector Purbright ..... John Rowe
Sergeant Love ..... Paul Downing
Mrs Hatch ..... Patricia Wilcock
Baxter ..... Peter Rylands
Mrs Spain ..... Judith Davies
Lucy Teatime ..... Ann Rye
Councillor Crispin ..... Finetime Fontayne
Anus ..... Daniel Coll
Hatch ..... Harry Kirkham
Chubb ..... Geoffrey Banks
Tudor ..... David Fleeshman

Director: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


FRI 06:30 Wimsey (m000c2bx)
Whose Body?

5. Bunter Brings a Letter

In his quest to finally solve the mystery of missing financier Sir Reuben Levy, Lord Peter Wimsey makes a crucial appointment...

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Whose Body? was first published in 1923

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations that were broadcast between 1972 and 1975

Lord Peter Wimsey...............................Ian Carmichael
Bunter........................................................Peter Jones
Sir Julian Freke.......................................Bernard Archard
Inspector Charles Parker....................Gabriel Woolf
Piggott/Dr Colegrove..........................Geoffrey Beevers
Dr Grimbold/Sir Reuben Levy..........Wilfred Carter
Lady Levy..................................................Betty Cardno

Adapted by Chris Miller

Producer Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1974.


FRI 07:00 Clare in the Community (b0612n9l)
Series 10

My Kinda Town

Clare gets involved with a devious TV producer who's making a documentary about the Sparrowhawk estate. Brian has gone on a fitness kick and joined a men's group, which is threatened by the arrival of a new member.

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

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

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

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith.


FRI 07:30 Love in Recovery (m0002bnn)
Series 3

The Gun

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 six, it’s a big day for Simon (John Hannah). The most important, nerve wracking day of his life. But whether he gets everything he ever wanted or loses it all, his friends will be there to pick up the pieces. Won’t they?

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
Toby…. Nicholas Boulton
Paul…. Charlie Condou
Father Lavery…. Pete Jackson

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

A King Bert production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b01857zf)
Operation Recovery

Trouble afloat as the crew of HMS Troutbridge try to locate an American warhead.

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

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

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1971.


FRI 08:30 King Street Junior (b007jpwj)
Series 2

Problem Parents

The teachers rejoice over news of a retirement, but trouble arrives for Miss Lewis. Stars Peter Davison. From January 1987.


FRI 09:00 Wordaholics (b04gvtj0)
Series 3

Episode 3

Word-obsessed comedy panel game with stars from across the world of wordplay coming together to score points off each other, under the well-read eye of chairman Gyles Brandreth

Today's panellists are Irish comedian Ed Byrne, Tasmanian stand up and art expert Hannah Gadsby, punmaster general Milton Jones and classics boffin Natalie Haynes.

The letter of the week is 'N'. Ed Byrne explains what the phrase 'nuking the fridge' means and Hannah Gadsby deduces what the Sicilian phrase 'go to Naples' means.

In a round about derogatory terms Natalie Haynes is asked what a 'fishbagger' was in the late nineteenth century and Milton Jones is asked what the American term 'ballclankers' from the 1960s might have meant.

The panellists also attempt to ban their least favourite words including 'blog', 'Christmas', 'fablet' and 'simples'.

And finally they try to unearth the meaning of some words found in a dictionary of thieves' slang from 1673.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.

Producer: Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


FRI 09:30 Bookcases (b00srvks)
Series 1

Bronte Country

London 1853: The orderly life of religious publishers, Spavin and Spavin, is set to be transformed by an actress and her son.

Cordelia is setting her sights on one of the partners, while her son Primus fancies taking over the firm, starting with hopes of 'acquiring' Charlotte Bronte...

A four-part comedy written by Martyn Wade.

CAST:

Primus …. Michael Cochrane
Cordelia …. Maggie Steed
Gerald …. David Horovitch
Edith …. Elizabeth Spriggs
The Reverend Bronte …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Charlotte …. Sarah Jane Holm
Mrs Gaskell/Emily Bronte …. Frances Jeater
Equity …. David Antrobus

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1998.


FRI 10:00 Katie Hims - The Earthquake Girl (b05wh9n4)
Edie works in a library and is terrified of causing a world catastrophe.

Edie's sister-in-law, Lila, thinks she should go out and find a man, but she’d rather stay in to write a gothic romance, in fact, Edie would be a library if she could...

Katie Hims’ award-winning play.

CAST:

Edie …. Saskia Reeves
Lila/Aunt Ameila …. Jane Hollowood
Mrs Penny …. Jean Alexander
Erroll Maroon …. Burt Caesar
The Hero …. Philip Rham
Library Supervisor …. Barbara Marten

Directed at BBC Manchester by Kate Rowland

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000pj0w)
Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b01857zf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 King Street Junior (b007jpwj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pj0q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Wimsey (m000c2bx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07glx89)
Episode 10

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.

Following a somewhat chaotic wedding ceremony and a dash by Pyotr to catch the liberator of their lab-mice - once they realised who was responsible - order has been restored at last. Now the wedding celebrations can begin in earnest, with congratulations to the happy couple and a glimpse into what their future holds, despite their rather unconventional courtship.

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 Shardlake: Revelation (b08jdx6r)
Episode 5

Atmospheric dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, the fourth in the series featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

London, 1543. A serial killer prowls the city, each death worse than the last - but what links the victims? Shardlake has been asked by Archbishop Cranmer to conduct a secret investigation and catch the killer before word of the bloodshed reaches the King: one of the victims was close to Catherine Parr, Henry's current romantic obsession, and an ally of the reformers' cause; Cranmer knows that such a taint will ruin any chance of her becoming Queen. While pursuing a lead, Shardlake has been stabbed by an unknown attacker in a crowded street.

Shardlake must also attend to another pressing case, that of a young man driven mad by the conviction that he is damned and that the Lord has forsaken him. Adam Kite is being held in the Bedlam for his own safety - his wild ranting about Hell and damnation verge on heresy - but Shardlake hopes his friend Guy the Apothecary can help ease his suffering.

Cast:
Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Harsnet ..... Carl Prekopp
Guy ..... Vincent Ebrahim
Adam ..... Luke MacGregor
Cantrell ..... David Seddon
Lockley ..... Patrick Brennan
Bunce ..... Clare Perkins
Meaphon ..... Sean Baker
Bystander ..... Kirsty Oswald

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Producer and Director ..... Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


FRI 14:30 The Lost Genius of Judee Sill (b04g8hrd)
"I coulda sworn I heard my spirit soarin'
Guess I'm always chasin' the sun
Hopin' we will soon be one
Until it turns around to me, then I try to run"

Ruth Barnes delves into the extraordinary story of the musician Judee Sill.

The first act signed to David Geffen's Asylum Records in the early 1970s, Judee Sill produced two astonishingly beautiful albums in her lifetime.

Seemingly emerging from the Laurel Canyon scene, her music wove a diverse tapestry of influences - from gospel piano to Bach, rhythm and blues to country, forty-part vocal harmonies blending into piano ballads...

So why did Judee Sill disappear from view? Ruth Barnes traces Judee's peculiar life story - hearing tales of armed robberies, reform school and addiction, alongside musical invention and heartstopping songs.

With contributions from family, friends, lovers and devotees of her music including JD Souther, XTC's Andy Partridge, Jim Pons, Tommy Peltier and 'Whispering' Bob Harris.

Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree Production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


FRI 15:00 Katie Hims - The Earthquake Girl (b05wh9n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Wordaholics (b04gvtj0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Bookcases (b00srvks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Clare in the Community (b0612n9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Love in Recovery (m0002bnn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmbm)
Series 1

2. Towards the Unknown

Space Force's crew member, Magnus Carter, reveals the true nature of their latest mission

Charles Chilton's intergalactic adventure in six-parts.

CAST:

Captain Saxon Berry …. Barry Foster
Lemuel ‘Chipper’ Barnett …. Nicky Henson
Magnus Carter …. Nigel Stock
Lauderic Sincere …. Tony Osoba
with Wendy Murray and Teresa Stretfield

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b008h4rc)
Anything But Shy

Dominic Arkwright, Susie Scott, Carl Honoré and Olivia Stewart-Liberty discuss why shyness is now a social stigma. From 2007.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b01857zf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 King Street Junior (b007jpwj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pj0q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Wimsey (m000c2bx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000pj0w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Love in Recovery (m0002bnn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 What The Future? (b04nv4hs)
Series 1

Bees

All the bees are dead. And we love it! Britons revel in sting-less, insect-free summers. But soon all the honey vanishes and instantly becomes the must-have accoutrement for rappers and grime artists. With no pollination, all fruits and vegetables vanish and a panicked government tries to find bees in North Korea and, confusingly, space. Can Brian Cox and Brian May, the country's leading science people, find a solution? Probably not.

Kirsty Wark presents a documentary from the future... Starring Nadia Kamil, Geoffrey McGivern, Kieran Hogson, and Alistair McGowan. With Alice Scott-Gemmill, Elaine Caxton, Sam Dale, Paul Heath, and Bettrys Jones.

Recorded 30 years from now, What the Future plunges into the world of tomorrow and investigates how decisions and actions concerning the current topics of today could have massive repercussions on our later lives. Dealing with issues ripped from the headlines, torn from the news agenda and hacked to shreds from Facebook feeds, WTF investigates how a single alteration now could create a chain reaction that permanently compromises the future for all.

Written by Madeleine Brettingham, Steve Burge and Dale Shaw.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.


FRI 23:00 Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme (b03nt9wl)
Series 2

Science

In the first of a new series, Tim Key grapples with the concept of science by telling the story of Keith Lewis's Monster. He also has plans for a very special scientific experiment. Musical accompaniment is provided by Tom Basden.

Written and presented by Tim Key
With Tom Basden

Produced by James Robinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2014.


FRI 23:15 Steven Appleby's Normal Life (b00slshn)
Series 2

Normal Reality

Everyday insights from the cartoonist, who asks where reality ends and fantasy begins. Stars Paul McCrink. From February 2003.


FRI 23:30 My Teenage Diary (b07ffxtj)
Series 7

Michael Rosen

Poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen reads from his teenage diaries which focus on growing up as a naughty schoolboy in the 1960s, his early enthusiasm for politics and his warm, loving and unusual family life.

Presenter: Rufus Hound

Producer: Harriet Jaine
Executive Producer: Aled Evans
A Talkback production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.




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

2's Comedy 13:00 SUN (b007zzsn)

2's Comedy 01:00 MON (b007zzsn)

A Good Read 15:30 SAT (b00yqshz)

A Good Read 03:30 SUN (b00yqshz)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00z5fr6)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00z5fr6)

After Henry 08:30 WED (b007qw7k)

After Henry 12:30 WED (b007qw7k)

After Henry 19:30 WED (b007qw7k)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:30 SUN (m000pf9p)

Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? 23:00 TUE (b01nl9pk)

Anthony Berkeley - The Poisoned Chocolates Case 06:00 SAT (b097lnkn)

Anthony Berkeley - The Poisoned Chocolates Case 16:00 SAT (b097lnkn)

Anthony Berkeley - The Poisoned Chocolates Case 04:00 SUN (b097lnkn)

Anything Legal 08:30 THU (b0084hrs)

Anything Legal 12:30 THU (b0084hrs)

Anything Legal 19:30 THU (b0084hrs)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b07rh18q)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b07rh18q)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 08:30 TUE (b008qq3d)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 12:30 TUE (b008qq3d)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 19:30 TUE (b008qq3d)

Bad Salsa 23:00 SUN (b06wf7lq)

Ballylenon 04:30 SAT (b007mf83)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 THU (m000phcy)

Beyond Our Ken 12:00 THU (m000phcy)

Beyond Our Ken 19:00 THU (m000phcy)

Bookcases 09:30 FRI (b00srvks)

Bookcases 16:30 FRI (b00srvks)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:00 THU (b007jmb4)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:00 FRI (b007jmb4)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:00 FRI (b007jmbm)

Clare in the Community 07:00 FRI (b0612n9l)

Clare in the Community 17:00 FRI (b0612n9l)

Conversations with Artists - Henry Moore 14:30 MON (b07r24y1)

Conversations with Artists - Henry Moore 02:30 TUE (b07r24y1)

Daphne Du Maurier 16:00 SUN (b007k4qn)

Daphne Du Maurier 20:00 SUN (b007k4qn)

Daphne Du Maurier 04:00 MON (b007k4qn)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b00l2h9p)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b00l2h9p)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b00l2h9p)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b00l2h9p)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m000pf9t)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m000pf9t)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m000pf9t)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m000pf9t)

Dick Francis 01:00 SAT (b007mdwv)

Dick Francis 06:00 MON (b007mx06)

Dick Francis 13:00 MON (b007mx06)

Dick Francis 20:00 MON (b007mx06)

Dick Francis 01:00 TUE (b007mx06)

Dick Francis 06:00 TUE (b007n1gf)

Dick Francis 13:00 TUE (b007n1gf)

Dick Francis 20:00 TUE (b007n1gf)

Dick Francis 01:00 WED (b007n1gf)

Dick Francis 06:00 WED (b007n9gl)

Dick Francis 13:00 WED (b007n9gl)

Dick Francis 20:00 WED (b007n9gl)

Dick Francis 01:00 THU (b007n9gl)

Dick Francis 06:00 THU (b007ncw9)

Dick Francis 13:00 THU (b007ncw9)

Dick Francis 20:00 THU (b007ncw9)

Dick Francis 01:00 FRI (b007ncw9)

Everyone Quite Likes Justin 22:30 TUE (b01n61sf)

Goodness Gracious Me 22:30 WED (b007jwpj)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b06d2j24)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b06d2j24)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b06d2j24)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b06r5d07)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b06r5d07)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b0090xjy)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b0090xjy)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b0090xjy)

Harry Worth 08:30 MON (b07v05xf)

Harry Worth 12:30 MON (b07v05xf)

Harry Worth 19:30 MON (b07v05xf)

Hercule Poirot 01:30 SAT (b007jwc3)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 SAT (b007jwb9)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 SAT (b007jwbk)

Hercule Poirot 14:00 SAT (b007jwbr)

Hercule Poirot 14:30 SAT (b007jwbx)

Hercule Poirot 15:00 SAT (b007jwc3)

Hercule Poirot 01:00 SUN (b007jwb9)

Hercule Poirot 01:30 SUN (b007jwbk)

Hercule Poirot 02:00 SUN (b007jwbr)

Hercule Poirot 02:30 SUN (b007jwbx)

Hercule Poirot 03:00 SUN (b007jwc3)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (b0651qrc)

Inheritance Tracks 19:50 SUN (b0651qrc)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m000pg9x)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m000pg9x)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 06:00 FRI (m000pj0q)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 13:00 FRI (m000pj0q)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 20:00 FRI (m000pj0q)

Jack & Millie 05:00 SAT (b0bd911s)

James Follett - Rules of Asylum 18:00 SUN (b007k18v)

James Follett - Rules of Asylum 00:00 MON (b007k18v)

Jane Austen 03:00 SAT (b007jtdp)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (b08v07n4)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (b08v07n4)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (b08v07n4)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (b08v07n4)

Kafka's Metamorphosis 18:00 SAT (b08vwj7k)

Kafka's Metamorphosis 00:00 SUN (b08vwj7k)

Katie Hims - The Earthquake Girl 10:00 FRI (b05wh9n4)

Katie Hims - The Earthquake Girl 15:00 FRI (b05wh9n4)

Keep It Light 07:30 TUE (m000p6x7)

Keep It Light 17:30 TUE (m000p6x7)

Keep It Light 22:00 TUE (m000p6x7)

Keep It Light 05:30 WED (m000p6x7)

King Street Junior 08:30 FRI (b007jpwj)

King Street Junior 12:30 FRI (b007jpwj)

King Street Junior 19:30 FRI (b007jpwj)

Knocker 22:45 SUN (b008j006)

Life in London 09:30 WED (b01167w4)

Life in London 16:30 WED (b01167w4)

Life in London 04:30 THU (b01167w4)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 23:30 MON (b01dtxcn)

Like They've Never Been Gone 09:30 TUE (b00bfq16)

Like They've Never Been Gone 16:30 TUE (b00bfq16)

Like They've Never Been Gone 04:30 WED (b00bfq16)

Listen Against 23:30 THU (b016x3gn)

Love in Recovery 05:30 SAT (m00027ng)

Love in Recovery 07:30 FRI (m0002bnn)

Love in Recovery 17:30 FRI (m0002bnn)

Love in Recovery 22:00 FRI (m0002bnn)

Making the Best of It 07:00 THU (b03w38q5)

Making the Best of It 17:00 THU (b03w38q5)

Making the Best of It 05:00 FRI (b03w38q5)

Mark Steel's in Town 07:30 THU (m000p8dh)

Mark Steel's in Town 17:30 THU (m000p8dh)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 THU (m000p8dh)

Mark Steel's in Town 05:30 FRI (m000p8dh)

Meet the Wainwrights 14:30 WED (b04d0hxs)

Meet the Wainwrights 02:30 THU (b04d0hxs)

Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse 12:00 SAT (b0b49248)

Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse 07:00 WED (b0b53b02)

Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse 17:00 WED (b0b53b02)

Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse 05:00 THU (b0b53b02)

Modesty Blaise - The Silver Mistress (Omnibus) 07:15 SUN (b08fnm5l)

Modesty Blaise: The Silver Mistress 02:15 SAT (b08drjds)

Mr Willow's Wife 09:00 SUN (m000pf9r)

My Teenage Diary 23:30 FRI (b07ffxtj)

Nazi Gold: Publishing The Third Reich 14:30 TUE (b00zf4hz)

Nazi Gold: Publishing The Third Reich 02:30 WED (b00zf4hz)

Night Terrace 00:00 SAT (m00058h6)

Night Terrace 18:00 MON (m0005gyj)

Night Terrace 00:00 TUE (m0005gyj)

Night Terrace 18:00 TUE (m0005p0d)

Night Terrace 00:00 WED (m0005p0d)

Night Terrace 18:00 WED (m0005tll)

Night Terrace 00:00 THU (m0005tll)

Norman Wisdom - The Singer and the Song 02:30 SAT (b010n408)

North East of Eden 08:30 SAT (b01hc5tl)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b008fy2c)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b008h4rc)

Old Harry's Game 23:30 TUE (b007jmdn)

Paperback Hell 22:30 SUN (m000pfb0)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000pj0w)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000pj0w)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m000pf9w)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m000pf9w)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m000pf9w)

Relativity 07:00 TUE (m0001w39)

Relativity 17:00 TUE (m0001w39)

Relativity 05:00 WED (m0001w39)

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

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 09:30 THU (b007js1l)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 16:30 THU (b007js1l)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 04:30 FRI (b007js1l)

Rubbish 23:00 WED (b008drpg)

Saturday Night Fry 22:00 SAT (b00kvq7w)

Shardlake: Revelation 14:15 MON (b08j9v52)

Shardlake: Revelation 02:15 TUE (b08j9v52)

Shardlake: Revelation 14:15 TUE (b08jb6s2)

Shardlake: Revelation 02:15 WED (b08jb6s2)

Shardlake: Revelation 14:15 WED (b08jbc3j)

Shardlake: Revelation 02:15 THU (b08jbc3j)

Shardlake: Revelation 14:15 THU (b08jclm9)

Shardlake: Revelation 02:15 FRI (b08jclm9)

Shardlake: Revelation 14:15 FRI (b08jdx6r)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (b09ry6jw)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (b09ry6jw)

Sir Henry at Rawlinson End 23:15 THU (b00s3j26)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b008pygx)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b008pygx)

State of the Nations 23:00 SAT (b088fp46)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 10:00 MON (b007k1tz)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 15:00 MON (b007k1tz)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 03:00 TUE (b007k1tz)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 10:00 TUE (b007k22w)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 15:00 TUE (b007k22w)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 03:00 WED (b007k22w)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 10:00 WED (b007jpwk)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 15:00 WED (b007jpwk)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 03:00 THU (b007jpwk)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 10:00 THU (b007k2m0)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 15:00 THU (b007k2m0)

Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm 03:00 FRI (b007k2m0)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 MON (b007jl5j)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 MON (b007jl5j)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 MON (b007jl5j)

Steven Appleby's Normal Life 23:15 FRI (b00slshn)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 09:30 MON (b01nrd26)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 16:30 MON (b01nrd26)

Stockport, So Good They Named It Once 04:30 TUE (b01nrd26)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m000pg9v)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m000pg9v)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 12:30 SUN (b06ycr4z)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 17:30 SUN (b06ycr4z)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 SUN (b06ycr4z)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 05:30 MON (b06ycr4z)

The Big Booth 22:30 THU (b007k1xy)

The Chalet School 14:30 THU (b014pzzs)

The Chalet School 02:30 FRI (b014pzzs)

The Goon Show 12:30 SAT (b009kmns)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jtqc)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jtqc)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jtqc)

The Kneebone Bonanza 23:00 THU (b01rgm9n)

The Lawrence Sweeney Mix 22:30 SAT (b008z5ld)

The Lost Genius of Judee Sill 14:30 FRI (b04g8hrd)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m0001pzy)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m0001pzy)

The Motion Show 08:00 SAT (b0075rmr)

The Motion Show 09:00 WED (b0075rt1)

The Motion Show 16:00 WED (b0075rt1)

The Motion Show 04:00 THU (b0075rt1)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b01857zf)

The Navy Lark 12:00 FRI (b01857zf)

The Navy Lark 19:00 FRI (b01857zf)

The Nick Revell Show 22:30 MON (b00d7n9s)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (m000p8yt)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (m000p8yt)

The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh 09:00 SAT (b08kbct7)

The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh 19:00 SAT (b08kbct7)

The Shuttleworths 23:30 WED (b007k4tn)

The Sondheim Archive 11:00 WED (m000pgvl)

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The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 MON (b07z4151)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 MON (b07z4151)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 TUE (b07z4151)

The Wilson Dixon Line 23:30 SAT (b00knt17)

The Wilsons Save the World 07:30 WED (m000p79r)

The Wilsons Save the World 17:30 WED (m000p79r)

The Wilsons Save the World 22:00 WED (m000p79r)

The Wilsons Save the World 05:30 THU (m000p79r)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (m000phd1)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (m000phd1)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (m000phd1)

Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme 23:00 FRI (b03nt9wl)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b07gtdmh)

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Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 14:00 MON (b07gf9l9)

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Wally K Daly 18:30 SUN (b007jtfs)

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Way Out East 07:00 MON (b07lfng1)

Way Out East 17:00 MON (b07lfng1)

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We Are Klang: Amazing Lives 23:30 SUN (b007k3b7)

What The Future? 22:30 FRI (b04nv4hs)

Who Goes There? 16:00 TUE (b00ftbnp)

Who Goes There? 04:00 WED (b00ftbnp)

Wimsey 06:30 MON (m000bvp2)

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Wordaholics 04:00 SAT (b04g8q5c)

Wordaholics 09:00 FRI (b04gvtj0)

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