SATURDAY 30 MAY 2020

SAT 00:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007wqf0)
The Earth in Anarchy
The allies head for the coastal town using horses, then motor cars to outrun their masked pursuers.
Published in 1908, GK Chersterton's most famous novel is read in 13 parts by Geoffrey Palmer.
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.
First broadcast in 2005.
SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b0076x5w)
Money
Victoria Coren discusses filthy lucre with the aptly named William Cash, Anna Raeburn and actor Jay Benedict. From 2006.
SAT 01:00 Dashiell Hammett - Secret Agent X-9 (b007jq13)
You're the Top
The 1930s action hero finally confronts his nemesis at the top of a New York landmark.
Stars Stuart Milligan as X-9 and Connie Booth as Grace Powers. With Rachel Power and William Hootkins
Adapted for radio by Mark Brisenden, from the comic strip created by Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond. Syndicated by King Features, it ran from 1934 to 1996.
Originally agent X-9 had no name, but opted to call himself "Dexter" in the opening tale.
Author Dashiell Hammett is best remembered for his detective novels, The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man, while cartoonist Alex Raymond famously created sci-fi comic hero Flash Gordon.
Produced by Chris Wallis.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in January 1994.
SAT 01:30 Cadfael (b007jldz)
The Virgin in the Ice
5. Discoveries
Detective monk, Brother Cadfael discovers outlaws have taken Ives Hugonin prisoner.

Author - Ellis Peters
Brother Cadfael - Philip Madoc
Narrator - Sir Michael Hordern
Elyas - Crispin Letts
Le Gaucher - Peter Laird
Axeman/Sergeant - Peter Gunn
Hugh - Douglas Hodge
Ives - Dean Magri
Leonard - Leonard Fenton
Boterel - Andrew Wincott
Ermina - Moira Buffini
This is the second series of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael.
Dramatised by Bert Coules.
Music by Peter Salem.
Producer: Phil Clarke
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.
SAT 02:00 The 3rd Degree (m0007xpl)
Series 9
Oxford Brookes University
A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from Oxford Brookes University with specialist subjects including Anthropology, Motorsport Engineering and Human Biology and Biological Sciences and questions ranging from myelinated axons to the Neolithic Revolution via Wendy Houses and Sabrina The Teenage Witch.
The programme is recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in an original and fresh take on an academic quiz.
The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the Highbrow and Lowbrow round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, sport, and quite possibly Ed Sheeran. In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds see students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offering plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.
Other Universities featured in this series include Royal Holloway University of London, Aberdeen, Plymouth, St Catharine's College Cambridge and Brighton.
Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4
SAT 02:30 Dry Slopes (b070ws38)
Series 2
Tick Tock
Angus is nearly 30 but hasn't achieved any of his ambitions. Not even the one about moving to Lowestoft.
What terrible end will be revealed by the Ghost of Birthdays Yet to Come?
And even more worrying, has his mother really forgotten to buy him a present?
Written by and starring Nick Ball. With Louisa Rix as Mum, Robert Hartley, Wayne Forester and Julie Gibbs.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.
SAT 03:00 Peter Tinniswood (b007jx5l)
The House Swap
Peter Tinniswood … Script Writer
Penelope Wilton … Alma
William Hootkins … Sid
Peter Vaughan … Ferns
John Hartley … Edgar
Nigel Carrington … Henry
SAT 04:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000jhm8)
Podcasting in the pandemic - with The Archers, Deborah Frances-White and more
How have podcasts changed under current circumstances?
Amanda Litherland speaks to cast and crew from The Archers about their new format - we hear from Sunny Ormonde (Lilian Bellamy) and producer Jess Bunch.
Deborah Frances-White discusses how The Guilty Feminist has adapted and continued despite live audience recordings being impossible for the time being, launching a new one on one interview series The Guilty Feminist - The New Normal.
And a variety of Podcast Radio Hour listeners reveal how the situation has affected their podcast production, both positively and negatively.
SAT 05:00 Miracles R Us (b00sg1hh)
Domestic Arrangements
The man lurking outside turns out not to be the private detective Sylvia supposes, but a potential client. He has inadvertently encouraged a middle-aged American academic, in whom he has no romantic interest, to have hopes of a shared future. She is arriving next week. Can MiraclesRus help?
Caroline...............................Deborah Findlay
Sylvia...............................Anna Massey
James Linnet ...........................David Horovitch
Mary Beth Haldeman............... Laura Shavin
Pianist...............................Jeremy Limb
Written by Lesley Bruce
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Music and stings from the music of Nick Drake. Theme: "When the Day is Done" and stings: "Time of No Reply" and "Cello Song".
SAT 05:30 Cabin Pressure (b00cdsj8)
Series 1
Boston
Sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.
A routine flight to Boston is disrupted by a routine fire, a routine lawsuit and a routine corpse.
Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ...... Stephanie Cole
First Officer Douglas Richardson ...... Roger Allam
Capt Martin Crieff ...... Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey ...... John Finnemore
ATC Fitton ...... Ewen MacIntosh
Hamilton Leeman ...... Kerry Shale
Paramedic ...... Matilda Ziegler
Written by John Finnemore.
SAT 06:00 Cadfael (b007k42n)
One Corpse Too Many
With England at civil war in 1138, Brother Cadfael has a medieval murder on his hands.
A Brother Cadfael mystery by Ellis Peters, dramatised by Alan Downer.
Among the bodies of those accused of treason, lies one that was not executed. Cadfael has a murder on his hands.
With Glyn Houston, Jane Slavin, Richard Tate and John Moffat.
Brother Cadfael … Glyn Houston
Godith Adeney … Jane Slavin
King Stephen/Prior Robert … Richard Tate
Gilbert Prestcote/Brother Loui … John Moffatt
Adam Courcelle … Geoffrey Whitehead
Aline Siward … Joan Walker
Hugh Berringer … Ken Cumberlidge
Edric Flesher/Brother Anselm … Brian Miller
Petronilla Flesher … Dilys Laye
Torold Blund … Paul Downing
Lame Osbern/Boy … Ian Targett
Brother Oswald … David Goudge
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.
SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b04v382p)
Series 35
Laura Bates on Louisa May Alcott
Laura Bates, journalist and curator of the Everyday Sexism Project, explains to Matthew Parris why the 19th century children's author Louisa May Alcott has her vote for a Great Life. They are joined by Sarah Churchwell, Professor of American Literature at the University of East Anglia.
Louisa May Alcott is best known as the writer of "Little Women", the story of four sisters growing up during the Civil War in America. Generations of girls have read the book, which at first sight seems to be an improving tract on growing up and becoming a good Christian wife.
Both Laura and Sarah have a very different reading of the book and believe Louisa May Alcott to have been a remarkable woman and a dedicated feminist.
Producer Christine Hall
First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.
SAT 08:00 Counterpoint (b00k3vkk)
Series 23
2009 Heat 9
Paul Gambaccini chairs the general knowledge music quiz.
The questions cover every aspect of music - from the classical repertoire to world music, show tunes, film scores, jazz, rock and pop.
Three contestants battle it out:
Ian Bayley from Headington, Oxford
David Saxon from Northwood, Middlesex
Gary Williams from Weston-super-Mare
Producer: Paul Bajoria
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.
SAT 08:30 The Change (b0076pdx)
Series 3
Episode 6
Tensions mount as Carol approaches full term and she and George appear on Radio 4's Woman's Hour.
Starring Lynda Bellingham as Carol, Philip Jackson as George, Maureen Beattie as Maureen, Marcia Warren as Violet, Emma Kennedy as Sonia and Jenni Murray as herself.
Series 3 of the sitcom about a married couple's attempts to smooth over their singularly troubled midlife funk - Carol is hormonal and 15-stone George is a transvestite. Onlookers can't quite agree on the nature of their dynamic.
Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2004.
SAT 09:00 Comedy Greats (b007k228)
1980s
Episode 2
Decade by decade, Barry Cryer showcases some of the funniest and finest shows ever broadcast by the BBC.
OK, yah? The original Sloane Ranger - complete with leg-warmers and shoulder-pads - presents six favourite shows plucked from the 1980s schedules of BBC Radio Scotland, Radio 2 and Radio 4:-
* Naked Radio
23/3/1985
The Scottish comedy team pokes fun at topical events. Recorded at the Glasgow Theatre Club at the Tron. Stars Ian Aldred, Ron Bain, Andy Gray, Tony Roper and Elaine C Smith. From 1985.
* The Grumbleweeds
10/08/1980
Impressions and sketches in an episode of the long-running series featuring the musical comedy band of Graham Walker, Albert Sutcliffe, Carl Sutcliffe, Maurice Lee and Robin Colvill. From 1980.
* The Jason Explanation... of Myths and Legends
Does the Loch Ness monster really exist? Is there life after death? Why do fingers and toes go all crinkly in the bath? David Jason explains all with Sheila Steafel and Jon Glover. From 1981.
* The Million Pound Radio Show
Series 2 (8/8)
Back to the days of Mrs Thatcher, Sir Clive Sinclair and Brookside courtesy of Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp-edged topical humour. From 1986.
* The Big Fun Show
Series 1 (5/6)
Sketches galore in the series starring Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Tony Hawks and Josie Lawrence - before they hit the big time. From 1988.
* Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Ep 4/6
The improv game before it moved to TV. Clive Anderson hosts more ad-lib fun with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Kate Robbins and Griff Rhys-Jones. From 1988.
Produced and scripted by Peter Reed
First broadcast on BBC 7 in 2003.
SAT 12:00 Booked (b08l6zhj)
Series 5
Episode 1
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Dillie Keane, Roger McGough, David Stafford and Arthur Smith. From November 1998.
SAT 12:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b07hj0q6)
Series 1
Episode 1
A new show from the internationally acclaimed master of the one-liner Tim Vine sees Tim interview members of his live audience as he embarks on a quest to hear the life stories of the Great British public while simultaneously showcasing his trademark gleeful wordplay and preposterous songs.
In this first episode of the series Tim talks to a death-defying parachutist, hears about a hair-raising brush with a Royal Protection Officer and tells at least two jokes about chickens.
Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production.
SAT 13:00 Cadfael (b007jlcr)
The Virgin in the Ice
1. Casualties of War
Shrewsbury, Winter in the year 1139: Amid a civil war, medieval sleuth Brother Cadfael sets out to find a missing boy and his sister.
Written by Ellis Peters and dramatised in five parts by Bert Coules.
Narrator … Sir Michael Hordern
Brother Cadfael … Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar …. Douglas Hodge
Leonard …. Leonard Fenton
Olivier …. Raad Rawi
Ermina …. Moira Buffini
Ives …. Dean Magri
Elyas …. Crispin Letts
Abbot Radulfus …. John Church
Other parts played by Jonathan Tafler, Steve Hodson, Eric Allen, Julian Rhind-Tutt and David Holt.
Producer: Phil Clarke.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1992.
SAT 13:30 Cadfael (b007jld1)
The Virgin in the Ice
2. Danger From All Sides
Amid bitter civil war, detective monk Brother Cadfael makes headway in his medieval crime hunt, but it's mixed news.
Author - Ellis Peters
Brother Cadfael - Philip Madoc
Narrator - Sir Michael Hordern
Boterel - Andrew Wincott
Leonard - Leonard Fenton
Elyas - Crispin Letts
Ives - Dean Magri
Hugh - Douglas Hodge
Ermina - Moira Buffini
Olivier - Raad Rawi
with Jonathan Tafler, John Fleming, Kate Binchy
This is the second series of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael.
Dramatised by Bert Coules.
Music by Peter Salem.
Producer: Phil Clarke
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.
SAT 14:00 Cadfael (b007jldd)
The Virgin in the Ice
3. Found and Lost
As English civil war rages in Shropshire, monk-cum-sleuth, Brother Cadfael's brave search for Ermina leads him to the isolated medieval manor of Ledditch.
Brother Cadfael - Philip Madoc
Narrator - Sir Michael Hordern
Boteral - Andrew Wincott
Ives - Dean Magri
Porter - Steve Hodson
Elyas - Crispin Letts
Leonard - Leonard Fenton
Hugh - Douglas Hodge
Ermina - Moira Buffini
Dutton - Eric Allan
This is the second series of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael.
Dramatised by Bert Coules.
Music by Peter Salem.
Producer: Phil Clarke
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.
SAT 14:30 Cadfael (b007jldr)
The Virgin in the Ice
4. The Wolves' Nest
Brother Cadfael searches for Ives Hugonin and Brother Elyas who are missing in a blizzard.
Author - Ellis Peters
Brother Cadfael - Philip Madoc
Narrator - Sir Michael Hordern
Ermina - Moira Buffini
Leonard - Leonard Fenton
Hugh - Douglas Hodge
with Jonathan Tafler, Jonathan Adams, Steve Hodson
Le Gaucher - Peter Laird
Ives - Dean Magri
Olivier - Raad Rawi
This is the second series of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael.
Dramatised by Bert Coules.
Music by Peter Salem.
Producer: Phil Clarke
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.
SAT 15:00 Cadfael (b007jldz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 today]
SAT 15:30 A Good Read (b00r0tvf)
Ken Arnold and Jay Griffiths
Museum curator Ken Arnold and writer Jay Griffiths join Sue MacGregor to discuss favourite paperbacks by Ben Goldacre, Edmund Gosse and John Berger
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
Publisher: OUP
Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance by John Berger
Publisher: Verso Books
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.
SAT 16:00 Cadfael (b007k42n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b04v382p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
SAT 18:00 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b0076nsz)
The Tertiary Phase
Fit the Eighteenth
Surrounded by the friendly but murderous citizens of Krikkit, Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect and Slartibartfast are astounded when Trillian reveals she knows why these people have conceived such a hatred of all other worlds in the universe. They have been manipulated by the Dust Cloud that surrounds their solitary planet with its solitary sun. The Dust Cloud is actually the particularised remains of an ancient super computer called Hactar, built by a long-extinct race, the Silastic Armorfiends of Striterax. Hactar invented a Supernova Bomb that could destroy the entire universe in a moment, but thought better of letting the reckless Silastic Armorfiends have it, and thus introduced a flaw. As a reward for this treachery the Armorfiends pulverised Hactar into dust. Now, nursing billions of years of bitterness against all life forms, Hactar has coddled the planet which evolved into Krikkit and infected the minds of its inhabitants with a form of manic xenophobia which has led them to rebuild his Supernova Bomb.
Trillian attempts to talk them out of using it, fails, but is then relieved to discover that it is a dud, she realises the truth of the situation and, with Arthur Dent, confronts Hactar. He freely admits his plan, and, as Eddie pumps out a vibration field from the Heart of Gold, seems content to accept dispersal and thus the end of his plans. He has fulfilled his function.
Meanwhile Zaphod reveals he picked up a hitchhiker on his voyage to Krikkit - a man called Prak who was accidentally overdosed with Truth Serum just as he was taking a legal oath, and thus is now condemned to tell the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But until it kills him. However just before it kills him, Prak reveals to Arthur that although he cannot supply the Final Question to the Ultimate Answer (which is 42, for those of you arriving stupendously late to this narrative) (because they would cancel each other out, for those of you who did know the ""42"" part, but not its corollary and can deal with multiple subordinate clauses in parentheses without getting a migraine), (and if you haven't read the books isn't it about time you did?), he can reveal the location of God's Final Message To His Creation.
This he does - just about - and then drops dead. After a brief discussion, Arthur decides he'd rather not bother with God's Message for now, but would rather travel back in time to Earth at the moment the Krikkit Robots finished attacking Lords Cricket Ground and return the Ashes to their rightful place in the cosmos. This he does, only to discover that the cricket ball he has collected on his travels and is playfully bowling to a lone England batsman is in fact Hactar's Supernova Bomb and Not A Dud and the batsman, is, in fact, a Krikkit Robot with a War Club who will detonate it, and that Hactar's plan is now in fact coming to fruition and he has indeed fulfilled his function.
Unfortunately Hactar's careful scheming has not factored in Arthur's appalling record as a bowler. The Supernova Bomb goes wide, Ford catches it harmlessly, and Arthur relieves the robot of its bat in order to decapitate it neatly. As the sun sets on Lords, our heroes go in search of a quick cup of tea before travelling forward in time to get safely away from Earth, which is still unavoidably doomed by its inevitable and imminent encounter with the Vogon Constructor fleet.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.
SAT 18:30 Eric Pringle - It's Cold Outside (b082rbmd)
Ray wakes to find himself trapped inside his car in a snowdrift. He can't move. He doesn't know who he is - or how he came to be there...
Eric Pringle's chilling drama stars Kenneth Cranham as Ray, Julia Ford as Sophie, Neville Jason as Gerry and Elaine Claxton as Anna.
Director: Cherry Cookson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.
SAT 19:00 Comedy Greats (b007k228)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]
SAT 22:00 The Boosh (b007jmh0)
Mutants
Bob Fossil's latest zoo project backfires when Japanese VIPs arrive. Stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. From November 2001.
SAT 22:30 And Now in Colour (b007jvy6)
Series 2
The Grand Tour
The sketch team take their audience on a luxury London excursion. Stars Tim Firth and Michael Rutger. From February 1991.
SAT 23:00 That Mitchell and Webb Sound (b00mwm67)
Series 4
Episode 6
The new yoghurt for women, and meet Britain's best police tortoise. Stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb. From September 2009.
SAT 23:30 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b00qx458)
Series 1
2. 'Mum is behaving like a teenager'.
Comedy by Sarah Millican, who plays Sarah, life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt.
Sarah tackles the problems, 'My Mother is behaving like a teenager - she's 50 not 15!' and I'm a sensitive butcher who loves meat jokes and innards but is too nice to find a girl - where am I going wrong?'
Sarah ...... Sarah Millican
Marion ...... Ruth Bratt
Terry ...... Simon Daye
Shirley ...... Janice Connolly
Julie ...... Emma Fryer
David ...... Tim Key.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


SUNDAY 31 MAY 2020

SUN 00:00 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b0076nsz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]
SUN 00:30 Eric Pringle - It's Cold Outside (b082rbmd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday]
SUN 01:00 Cadfael (b007jlcr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]
SUN 01:30 Cadfael (b007jld1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]
SUN 02:00 Cadfael (b007jldd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]
SUN 02:30 Cadfael (b007jldr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]
SUN 03:00 Cadfael (b007jldz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]
SUN 03:30 A Good Read (b00r0tvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]
SUN 04:00 Cadfael (b007k42n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]
SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b04v382p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]
SUN 06:00 Cadfael (b007jlcr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]
SUN 06:30 Cadfael (b007jld1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]
SUN 07:00 Cadfael (b007jldd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]
SUN 07:30 Cadfael (b007jldr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]
SUN 08:00 Cadfael (b007jldz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]
SUN 08:30 PG Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves (b007sxvp)
The Purity of the Turf
After the syndicate disaster, Bertie Wooster ponders what to bet on next.
PG Wodehouse romp dramatised by Chris Miller from the book.
Starring Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster and Michael Hordern as Jeeves.
With Maurice Denham as the Reverend Heppenstall, Jonathan Cecil as Bingo Little and Edwin Apps as Steggles.
Producer: David Hatch
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1973.
SUN 09:00 Floggit's (b007xrf9)
From 16/11/1956
Village shopkeepers Gert and Daisy take in a lost St Bernard dog, but it doesn't seem to understand English.
Starring Elsie and Doris Waters as Gert and Daisy.
With Joan Sims, Hugh Paddick, Ronnie Barker, Ron Moody, Iris Vandaleur and Peter Hawkins.
Originally popular regulars in 'Workers' Playtime' on the BBC Home Service during wartime, Gert and Daisy won their own series, Floggit's, where they've inherited a village general store in Russett Green with a ragbag of local characters to deal with. It ran for 2 series between 1956 and 1957.
Scripted by Terry Nation, John Junkin and Dave Freeman.
Producer: Bill Gates
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.
SUN 09:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008m24j)
Series 3
Episode 1
JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells, June Whitfield and Joan Sims. From November 1994.
SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06rdmm6)
Singers
Michael Crawford
From Gene Kelly to Bach. Actor, comedian and singer Michael Crawford shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From December 1999.
SUN 10:45 Multi Story Shorts (m0008qx0)
Life on the Fair
What's it like to grow up on the fair? Experience the hidden traditions of Hull street fair, through the eyes of the young travellers who call it their temporary home each year.
Four children become reporters, under the guidance of BBC Radio Humberside's David Reeves.
Find more personal stories like this on the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.
SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000jpcp)
Series 10
A Brave Front
True stories told live in the USA: Jay Allison introduces tales of finding inner strength in the face of unimaginable odds.
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling based in the USA. Since 1997, it has celebrated both the raconteur and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theatres and clubs around New York City and later around the USA, the UK and other parts of the world.
The Moth has presented more than 15,000 stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 27 million times a year.
Featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, from the humorous to the heart-breaking.
The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Jay Allison and Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and is distributed by the Public Radio Exchange.
First broadcast in the USA in 2019.
SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000jpcs)
Thomas Hardy and Selima Hill
Poet Jackie Kay travels to Dorset to visit Max Gate , Thomas Hardy 's last home, where Hardy wrote much of his poetry in later life. And she meets Selima Hill , an award-winning poet who lives on the Dorset coastline.
Producer Susan Roberts.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.
SUN 12:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04lsl25)
Series 2
Tempting Fete
Tempting Fete.
In this second episode of the series, Lucy borrows Kat's guitar and finds that this machine irritates aliens. Meanwhile tempers are fraught as preparations are made for the annual village fete, and Richard receives some surprising news from The Computer.
Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully is a sitcom about an alien race that have noticed that those all-at-once invasions of Earth never work out that well. So they've locked the small Buckinghamshire village of Cresdon Green behind an impenetrable force field in order to study human behaviour and decide if Earth is worth invading.
The only inhabitant who seems to be bothered by their new alien overlord is Katrina Lyons, who was only home for the weekend to borrow the money for a deposit for a flat when the force field went up. So along with Lucy Alexander (the only teenager in the village, willing to rebel against whatever you've got) she forms The Resistance - slightly to the annoyance of her parents Margaret and Richard who wish she wouldn't make so much of a fuss, and much to the annoyance of Field Commander Uljabaan who, alongside his unintelligible minions and The Computer (his hyperintelligent supercomputer), is trying to actually run the invasion.
Written by Eddie Robson
Script-edited by Arthur Mathews
Original music written and performed by Grace Petrie
Produced by Ed Morrish.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.
SUN 13:00 Comedy Greats (b007k228)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Saturday]
SUN 16:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000jpcv)
221B
The late Nigel Stock stars in one of his favourite and most memorable roles.
Sherlock Holmes, and his arch enemy Moriarty, have disappeared at the Reichenbach Falls. As Dr Watson, in nostalgic mood, revisits 221B Baker Street, a flat he once shared with Holmes, he reminisces about the life and adventures he shared with the legendary detective.
CAST:
Dr Watson ... Nigel Stock
The Visitor ... Christopher Scott
Written by MJ Read
Director David Hitchinson
First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1986.
SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000jpcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]
SUN 17:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04lsl25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]
SUN 18:00 The Prisoner (m000jpcx)
Series 3
2. The Girl Who Was Death
Number 6 rides a temporal and topological rollercoaster as the authorities try to break him.
CAST:
Number 6 …. Mark Elstob
Kate Butterworth …. Lucy Briggs-Owen
Number 43/Anita …. Genevieve Gaunt
Control …. Jim Barclay
Danvers …. Barnaby Edwards
Operations Controller/Village Voice …. Jennifer Healy
Potter/Number 398/Sir Clifford Earl …. Glen McCready
Other parts played by members of the cast
Script Writer: Nicholas Briggs
Script Editor: Scott Handcock
Based on the classic ITV series
Music composed and performed by Jamie Robertson
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Producer: Emma Halgh
A Big Finish production.
SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000jpcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
SUN 20:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000jpcv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]
SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06rdmm6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]
SUN 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m0008qx0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]
SUN 22:00 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04lsl25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]
SUN 22:30 In and Out of the Kitchen (b016x4sv)
Series 1
April 21st to 25th
Each episode of In And Out Of The Kitchen comprises the entries from the kitchen diary of cookery writer, Damien Trench. In a mixture of narrative, dialogue and recipes, Damien unflinchingly captures every angle of his day-to-day life, "no matter how grizzly or, indeed, how gristly".
This second episode finds Damien reluctantly drawn into accepting a job for a supermarket's online magazine, whilst Anthony resolves to start the "courgette diet" and lose a few pounds.
The programme also features Damien's easy-to-follow recipes for:
- a simple Lobster Bisque
- comforting Lardy Cake
- relaxing Nettle Tea
and
- easy Wiener Schnitzel.
Cast:
Miles Jupp as Damien Trench
Justin Edwards as Anthony
with
Margaret Cabourn-Smith as Geraldine McBeef
Brendan Dempsey as Mr Mullaney
Philip Fox as Ian Frobisher
Producer: Sam Michell.
SUN 23:00 Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed (b03bdsyt)
Series 2
Security
DS Nick Mohammed is asked to provide additional security for a major event, aided and abetted by long-suffering colleagues Colin and Anna. Written and performed by Nick Mohammed, with Anna Crilly, Colin Hoult, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Will Andrews. Script Editor: Johnny Sweet. Producer: Victoria Lloyd.
SUN 23:30 Bleak Expectations (b01nxt2d)
Series 5
A Pleasant Yet Dull Life Re-Evilled
Bleak Expectations
By Mark Evans
Volume 5, Chapter 1: Episode One: 'A Pleasant Yet Dull Life Re-Evilled'
The Dickensian comedy adventure returns. Pip Bin is beginning to miss the conflict with his absent evil nemesis Mr Gently Benevolent when he receives an intriguing invitation to a house party with Britain's poshest man, the Baron-Viscount-Marqu-earl-et the Lord-Dukey Clampvulture of Too-Many Titles. But one of the other guests may not be all he seems....
Produced by Gareth Edwards.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


MONDAY 01 JUNE 2020

MON 00:00 The Prisoner (m000jpcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]
MON 01:00 Comedy Greats (b007k228)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Saturday]
MON 04:00 Sherlock Holmes (m000jpcv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]
MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000jpcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]
MON 05:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04lsl25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]
MON 06:00 Richard Marsh - An Illustration of Modern Science (b007jq1h)
Convinced she soon be murdered, stage artiste Beauffie Buckingham enlists the help of a London barrister to make her will...
Richard Marsh’s thriller read by Joanna Riding.
Richard Marsh was the pseudonym of British author Richard Bernard Heldmann. (1857 - 1915) best known for his supernatural thriller ‘The Beetle’.
Producer: Katherine Beacon
Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2003.
MON 06:30 Miss Marple (b007jnm7)
At Bertram's Hotel
Episode 1
Deceptively mild amateur sleuth, Jane Marple is being treated to a short holiday in London by her niece. Staying at the dignified, unostentatious Bertram's Hotel, tucked away in a back street of busy Mayfair - here guests can indulge in comforts of a bygone age.
But Miss Marple begins to feel uneasy. Something sinister lurks beneath the polished veneer. Why are so many major crimes associated in some way with the hotel or somehow implicate the eminently respectable people staying there?
Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple, Sian Phillips as Bess Sedgwick, Maurice Denham as Canon Pennyfather, Jillie Meers as Miss Gorringe, John Hartley as Michael Gorman, Geoffrey Whitehead as Mr Humfries and Geoffrey Bayldon as Colonel Luscombe.
Dramatised in five-parts by Michael Bakewell.
Director: Enyd Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.
MON 07:00 Safety Catch (b0184tdb)
Series 2
There Will Be Paint
Laurence Howarth's black comedy of modern morality set in the world of arms dealing.
Simon decides it's about time he and his colleagues prove they understand the true horrors of war by getting out there and actually fighting. So it is that team Heathcote Sanders go paintballing. Okay, so it's not quite the same as fighting in an actual war, but you can't expect Simon to take part in one of those - I mean, people actually die in those things. So join Simon for one last time as he searches for the hero inside himself.
Cast:
Simon McGrath.............................Darren Boyd
Anna Grieg..................................Joanna Page
Boris Kemal...............................Lewis Macleod
Judith McGrath..............................Sarah Smart
Angela McGrath............................Brigit Forsyth
Madeleine Turnbull........................Rachel Atkins
Roger/Dave......................................Philip Fox
Guide.............................................Gus Brown
Written by Laurence Howarth
Producer: Dawn Ellis.
MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b01ks3v9)
Series 57
Episode 4
The nation's favourite wireless entertainment pays a return visit to the Grand Theatre in Swansea. Regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined on the panel by Rob Brydon with Jack Dee in the chair. Colin Sell attempts piano accompaniment. Producer - Jon Naismith.
MON 08:00 The Navy Lark (b0169lfp)
Cuthbert Joins the Navy
Mrs Povey insists that her snooty nephew samples a career on the ocean wave aboard HMS Troutbridge!
Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Ronnie Barker as Commander Bell, Tenniel Evans as Taffy Goldstein and Michael Bates as Cuthbert.
Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.
Scripted by Lawrie Wyman.
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1967.
MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jrnv)
Series 3
Ten Seconds From Now
The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon is set to take part in a secret worldwide radio broadcast.
Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John Laurie as Private Frazer, Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Private Pike, Frank Thornton as the BBC producer and Larry Martyn as Private Walker.
Adapted for radio from Jimmy Perry and David Croft's TV scripts by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.
Producer: John Dyas
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1976.
MON 09:00 Whispers (b007k3jj)
Series 3
Episode 6
Gyles Brandreth hosts the scandals quiz with Lucy Moore, Anthony Holden, John O'Farrell and Dan Tetsell. From November 2005.
MON 09:30 London Calling (b05qdw48)
The Great Race
DG John Brown has decided that the BBC will broadcast the 1923 Boat Race. So the rest of the staff must rally round to find a way to bring off the transmission.
Written by Jimmy Perry, the man behind Dad's Army and Hi-De-Hi.
Starring Graham Crowden as John Brown, Jimmy Perry as Colonel Beecham, Bill Pertwee as Sergeant Lucas, Jeffrey Holland as Roger Eccles and Roy Hudd as Fred "Keep 'Em Laughing" Hicks.
Producer: Jo Clegg.
First broadcast nightly on BBC Radio 2 in September 1994.
MON 10:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b012129m)
Born in Captivity
Ian McKellen stars in the story of John Hamer Shawcross - from his boyhood on the streets of Ancoats, Manchester to his pursuit of power and fame.
Set against the wider current of events in England in the early 19th century.
Howard Spring's novel freely adapted for radio in eight episodes by Ken Whitmore.
With Geoffrey Banks as Grandfather, Rosalie Williams as Ellen and Ian Flintoff as Gordon Stansfield, Elizabeth Kelly as Ma Hannaway, George Hagan as Charles Artingstall, Susan Revel as Ann Artingstall, Graham Tennant as Hawley, Rosalie Crutchley as Lizzie Lightowler, Gary Carp as John as a boy, Phillip Politt as Tom Hannaway as a youth, David Riley as Arnold Ryerson as a youth.
Director: Trevor Hill
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.
MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000jpt8)
Series 7
The Meaning of Work
Guy Raz explores our complex relationship with the work we do. Love it or hate it – how can we make work more meaningful?
A journey through fascinating ideas based on talks by riveting speakers on the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) stage.
First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2015.
MON 12:00 The Navy Lark (b0169lfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jrnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
MON 13:00 Richard Marsh - An Illustration of Modern Science (b007jq1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
MON 13:30 Miss Marple (b007jnm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
MON 14:00 Whispers (b007k3jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]
MON 14:30 London Calling (b05qdw48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]
MON 15:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b012129m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]
MON 16:00 TED Radio Hour (m000jpt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
MON 17:00 Safety Catch (b0184tdb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]
MON 17:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b01ks3v9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
MON 18:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007jzyb)
11. The Pursuit of the President
After the sunset confrontation between motor cars, the detectives return to London to accost Sunday.
Published in 1908, GK Chesterton's most famous novel is read in 13 parts by Geoffrey Palmer.
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.
First broadcast in 2005.
MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00r6613)
Julia Blackburn and Ritula Shah
Sue MacGregor talks to writer Julia Blackburn and The World Tonight presenter Ritula Shah about their favourite books.
Their choices include a fascinating and harrowing novel set in Sri Lanka, a memoir about life, death and love, and a poet's story of blood vengeance, sisterhood and cleaning.
Books featured in this programme:
Sue's choice: Antigona and Me by Kate Clanchy
Publ. Picador
Ritula's choice: Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
Publ. Picador
Julia's choice: Coda by Simon Gray
Publ. Granta.
Produced by Mary Ward-Lowery
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.
MON 19:00 The Navy Lark (b0169lfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jrnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
MON 20:00 Richard Marsh - An Illustration of Modern Science (b007jq1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
MON 20:30 Miss Marple (b007jnm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000jpt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b01ks3v9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
MON 22:30 Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment (b0089jzh)
Episode 5
Peter Bradshaw's hilariously disturbing personal account of one boy's transition into adulthood in 1970s Cambridgeshire at the hands of an eccentric father.
In this final episode, the full and hideous truth is revealed.
Read by the author
Producer: Jon Naismith
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.
MON 22:45 Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies (b007jrmj)
Monster-Eyed Bugs
From diseases to identity cards, Armando Iannucci concludes his own collection of humorous essays. From January 1998.
MON 23:00 The News Quiz (m000jhpb)
Series 102
Episode 7
Angela Barnes hosts series 102, leading a panel of regular News Quiz comics and journalists in rounding up the news stories of the week. Joining Angela this week is Anand Menon and Zoe Lyons
Produced by Suzy Grant
A BBC Studios Audio Production
MON 23:30 Radio Active (b007jvym)
Series 6
In-House Documentary
The production team follow a family around in a subtle fly-on-the wall style. With Geoffrey Perkins. From November 1986.


TUESDAY 02 JUNE 2020

TUE 00:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007jzyb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]
TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00r6613)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]
TUE 01:00 Richard Marsh - An Illustration of Modern Science (b007jq1h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]
TUE 01:30 Miss Marple (b007jnm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]
TUE 02:00 Whispers (b007k3jj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]
TUE 02:30 London Calling (b05qdw48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]
TUE 03:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b012129m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]
TUE 04:00 TED Radio Hour (m000jpt8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday]
TUE 05:00 Safety Catch (b0184tdb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]
TUE 05:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b01ks3v9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]
TUE 06:00 Choristers of the Coronation (b01sll29)
Stanley Roocroft from Blackburn Cathedral, Graham Neal from All Saints Parish Church in Eastleigh, Eddie Officer from Belfast's St Anne's Cathedral and James Wilkinson from Westminster Abbey - these and a string of other one-time boy choristers remember the thrill of singing at the Coronation of Elizabeth II.
With the help of the Royal School of Church Music, the country was scoured for the very best choristers to supplement singers from the elite choirs of London. All told, over 180 boys sang at the famous event within a choir of around 400.
Some of the choristers recall their selection and training back in 1953.
They gathered for a month's rehearsal at Addington Palace near Croydon. For some it was their first time away from home. Undaunted, one boy sneaked out to caddie on the local golf course at a fiver a time.
There are recollections of the huge job of converting Westminster Abbey to accommodate 8,000, aided by the installation of a railway.
On the big day, the choristers were given packed lunches which could even be eaten during the coronation service itself. Alan Ledger, then of the choir of St George's Chapel in Windsor, says he was told to hang on to his milk bottle after drinking the contents - in case it came in useful!
The ex-choristers have their favourite moments from the service - whether the musical glories of Parry's 'I Was Glad' or Handel's 'Zadok the Priest' or simply the sight of the new Queen processing to her enthronement.
With the service over, it was a rush for the buffet. Then back to everyday life, but with memories to last a lifetime.
Producer: Andrew Green
An Andrew Green production for BBC Radio 4
TUE 06:30 Miss Marple (b007jnmr)
At Bertram's Hotel
Episode 2
An old acquaintance of amateur sleuth, Miss Marple is about to receive a nasty shock...
Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple, Frederick Jaeger as Chief Inspector Davy, Sian Phillips as Bess Sedgwick, Maurice Denham as Canon Pennyfather, Jillie Meers as Miss Gorringe, John Hartley as Michael Gorman, Preston Lockwood as Archdeacon Simmons, David Timson as Inspector Campbell and Geoffrey Bayldon as Colonel Luscombe.
Dramatised in five-parts by Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.
TUE 07:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b07j7j6f)
Series 1
Episode 2
A new show from the internationally acclaimed master of the one-liner Tim Vine sees Tim interview members of his live audience as he embarks on a quest to hear the life stories of the Great British public while simultaneously showcasing his trademark mirthful wordplay and preposterous songs.
This week's show comes from the Wakefield Theatre Royal where Tim meets a secretary and sings an imaginary country song.
Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.
TUE 07:30 My Teenage Diary (m000jg9x)
Series 9
Jan Ravens
Rufus Hound picks the lock on the teenage diaries of the comedian and impressionist Jan Ravens, and finds out about teenage crushes, slow dances and new year's resolutions.
Other guests this series are Woman's Hour host Dame Jenni Murray, former Goodie Bill Oddie, comedian Shazia Mirza, podcaster Olly Mann and writer Julie Myerson.
Producer: Harriet Jaine
A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4
TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jmny)
Series 6
Foiled by President Fred
Gas meter inspector Neddie Seagoon heads to South America over an unpaid bill. Stars Harry Secombe. From November 1955.
TUE 08:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k19l)
My Stag Movie, part 1/2
The veteran auditionee recalls how talent lurks in unlikely places or sometimes not at all. Stars Peter Jones. From July 1986.
TUE 09:00 The News Quiz (m000jhpb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]
TUE 09:30 Two Doors Down (b0076h2y)
Series 3
Give the Dog a Bone
Miss Black's new lodger is a successful actor, but he is not who she was hoping for. Stars Frances Tomelty. From September 2003.
TUE 10:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b0121lh9)
Thrown to the Wolves
As John starts work, he studies, preaches and keeps fit - preparing to change the world.
Ian McKellen stars in the story of John Hamer Shawcross - set against the wider current of events in England in the early 19th century.
Howard Spring's novel freely adapted for radio in 8 episodes by Ken Whitmore.
With Gary Carp as John as a boy, George Hagan as Charles Artingstall, Romy Baskerville as Polly Burnsall, Graham Tennant as Hawley, Elizabeth Kelly as Lillian Artingstall, Lesly Nicol as Hilda, Andrew Jackson as Arnold Ryerson, Vida Paterson as Pen Muff, Ian Flintoff as Gordon Stansfield, Rosalie Williams as Ellen, Randal Herley as Richardson and Jimmy Bradock as Ezra Crompton.
Director: Trevor Hill
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.
TUE 11:00 Telling Tales (m00045p4)
Jack Rooke
The comedian, writer and mental health campaigner shares an insight into his very personal brand of storytelling.
Jack’s first stand-up show, Good Grief, reflects on the unexpected death of his father, when he was just a teenager. Co-written with his Nan, the show met with critical acclaim at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival, and was recorded for BBC Radio 4 a few years later.
We listen to Jack’s poignant and funny debut, and talk to him about his subsequent work, which includes an exploration of male mental health, and a quest to track down Mathangi Arulpragasam – AKA the British artist M.I.A. - who inspired Jack to turn adversity into hope. We hear a clip from Mamma M.I.A.: Influence of an Icon, which was a 2018 Boom Shakalaka production for Radio 4.
Produced and presented by Ali Gardiner for BBC Radio 4 Extra.
First broadcast in 2019.
TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jmny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
TUE 12:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k19l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
TUE 13:00 Choristers of the Coronation (b01sll29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
TUE 13:30 Miss Marple (b007jnmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
TUE 14:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008s32f)
Episode 5
Clive Anderson marshals more improvisations with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, John Bird and Jimmy Mulville. From January 1988.
TUE 14:30 Two Doors Down (b0076h2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]
TUE 15:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b0121lh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]
TUE 16:00 Telling Tales (m00045p4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
TUE 17:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b07j7j6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]
TUE 17:30 My Teenage Diary (m000jg9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
TUE 18:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007jvck)
12. The Six Philosophers
The men pursue Sunday - as he flees them aboard a hot air balloon.
Published in 1908, GK Chesterton's most famous novel is read in 13 parts by Geoffrey Palmer.
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.
First broadcast in 2005.
TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b00763hf)
Series 2
In the Mood
Critic Alyn Shipton and Glen Miller’s trombonist Paul Tanner, reflect on the impact of the jitterbug super hit. From 2001.
TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jmny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
TUE 19:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook (b007k19l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
TUE 20:00 Choristers of the Coronation (b01sll29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
TUE 20:30 Miss Marple (b007jnmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
TUE 21:00 Telling Tales (m00045p4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
TUE 22:00 My Teenage Diary (m000jg9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
TUE 22:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b09bysnl)
Series 12
Diabetes Day
As the new columnist for 'Your Motorhome' magazine, Ed is enjoying a comfortable life on the open road searching out top tips for mobile homeowners. He's finding inspiration at every turn and, in particular, at car parks - namely the hospital car park where he has to attend his diabetes clinic, and subsequently the swimming pool car park to resume a swim regime when challenged about his health by the hospital. Will his tip of letting down one's tyres to get under car park height barriers prove a hit with the readers?
Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis
BBC Studios Production.
TUE 23:00 Nurse (b0787j2g)
Series 2
Episode 4
A bittersweet comedy drama about a community mental health nurse created by Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings.
Written by David Cummings and Paul Whitehouse, with additional material by Esther Coles.
Liz (played by Esther Coles), the community psychiatric nurse of the title makes her rounds to visit "service users" in their homes. Most of those patients are played by comedy chameleon Paul Whitehouse himself – with supporting roles for Rosie Cavaliero, Vilma Hollingbery and Cecilia Noble.
Whitehouse brings us an obese bed-bound mummy's boy, an agoraphobic ex-con, a manic ex-glam rock star, ageing rake Herbert who hoards his house with possessions and memories, a Jewish chatterbox in unrequited love with his Jamaican neighbour, and a long-suffering carer and his Alzheimer's-afflicted mother.
There are new characters too in the guise of a self-proclaimed DJ and a Geordie struggling with his wife's job in the world's oldest profession.
We follow their humorous, sometimes sad and occasionally moving interactions with Liz, whose job is to assess their progress, dispense medication and offer support.
Nurse gives a sympathetic insight into the world of some of society's more marginalised people in a heartfelt and considered way.
Cast:
Paul Whitehouse
Esther Coles
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Rosie Cavaliero
Sue Elliott-Nichols
Charlie Higson
Vilma Hollingbery
Jason Maza
Cecilia Noble
A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4
TUE 23:15 The In Crowd (b008m2b9)
Series 2
Episode 4
Sketch show from Manchester's Comedy Store with Robin Ince, Helen Moon, Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. From March 2002.
TUE 23:30 Old Harry's Game (b008pb1r)
Series 1
Corruption
Satan tries convincing the professor that everyone's corruptible, even his wife. Starring Andy Hamilton. From November 1995.


WEDNESDAY 03 JUNE 2020

WED 00:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007jvck)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]
WED 00:30 Soul Music (b00763hf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]
WED 01:00 Choristers of the Coronation (b01sll29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]
WED 01:30 Miss Marple (b007jnmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]
WED 02:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008s32f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]
WED 02:30 Two Doors Down (b0076h2y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]
WED 03:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b0121lh9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]
WED 04:00 Telling Tales (m00045p4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday]
WED 05:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b07j7j6f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]
WED 05:30 My Teenage Diary (m000jg9x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]
WED 06:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrq3)
Trouble for Sale
John Creasey - Author
Roy Lomax - Dramatist
The Toff - Terence Alexander
Jolly - Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby - Heather Stoney
Vicar (Fred/Lodwin) - Jeffrey Segal
Monty Morne - Terrence Hardiman
Bert (Man) - Frank Jarvis
Mr Brandt - Ed Bishop
WED 06:30 Miss Marple (b007jnn6)
At Bertram's Hotel
Episode 3
The morning paper brings some very alarming news for Miss Marple - and a police investigation.
Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple, Frederick Jaeger as Chief Inspector Davy, Maurice Denham as Canon Pennyfather, Jillie Meers as Miss Gorringe, John Hartley as Michael Gorman, Geoffrey Whitehead as Mr Humfries and Patrick Allen as Sir Ronald Graves.
Dramatised in five-parts by Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.
WED 07:00 Clare in the Community (b01phhyf)
Series 8
Hot Desk
Social Worker Clare Barker and her colleagues have to move offices and embrace hot desking. All this while Clare has a new student to wet nurse. Brian is struggling to keep control in the classroom.
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 Katie Tyrrell.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.
WED 07:30 Quanderhorn (m000jf83)
Quanderhorn 2
5. Am I Actually the Other Half of Gemma Emma Emma?
Thanks to unspeakable treachery among the team, the Martians capture Quanderhorn’s (James Fleet) weapon-melting ray and activate it, leaving the Earth defenceless to the Invasion Fleet.
Captured and chained, Brian (Ryan Sampson) Gemma (Cassie Layton) Jenkins (John Sessions) and Troy (Freddie Fox) find themselves the quarry in a brutal hunt.
The Professor and Diving Suit Dolores (Rachel Atkins) try to reason with Prime Minister-in-exile, Churchill (John Sessions. Again), but are thrown in prison, pending trial for treason.
The crew flee to London to hook up with the Resistance Movement, but can’t find it. They have no idea what to do, until a very unusual request song is played on the radio.
Starring
James Fleet as Professor Quanderhorn
Ryan Sampson as Brian Nylon
Cassie Layton as Dr Gemini Janussen
Freddie Fox as Troy Quanderhorn
Kevin Eldon as Guuuurk
John Sessions as Sergeant 'Jenkins' Jenkins and Churchill
Rachel Atkins as Delores
Created and Written by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall
Directed by Andrew Marshall
Studio Engineer and Editor: Alisdair McGregor
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Special Thanks to Edward Rowett
Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios
Produced by Rob Grant and Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4
WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007wp6j)
Series 4
The Last of the McHancocks
The lad inherits a Scottish castle and starts feuding with his nasty neighbour.
Stars Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.
With special guest James Robertson Justice as Seamus McNasty.
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.
Producer: Denis Main Wilson
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.
WED 08:30 Up the Garden Path (b007w43j)
Series 1
New Year, Old Problems
It’s the beginning of a new school term and Izzy is dreading it...
Tumbling from one love entanglement to another, 30 something teacher Izzy Comyn has a predilection for inappropriate men.
Adapted by Sue Limb from her 1984 novel into 3 radio series which ran from 1987 to 1993. Granada also adapted the series for ITV.
Imelda Staunton stars as Izzy. With Marty Cruickshank as Maria, Nicholas Le Prevost as Michael, Mike Grady as Dick, Sion Probert as Gwyn and Cheryl Miller, Sarah Doyle, Mark Monero and Sam Smart as Class 4C.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1987.
WED 09:00 Counterpoint (b00k89pt)
Series 23
2009 Semi-final 1
Paul Gambaccini chairs the general knowledge music quiz.
The questions cover every aspect of music - from the classical repertoire to world music, show tunes, film scores, jazz, rock and pop.
Three contestants battle it out in the first semi-final of the contest:
Alan Douglas from Worcestershire
Brian Haines from London
David Saxon from Northwood in Middlesex.
Producer: Paul Bajoria
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.
WED 09:30 Rent (b04c34yr)
Series 1
Episode 1
Maria and Richard have a happy marriage, no children, but their house is falling down.
It looks like there's only one thing for it - they'll have to start taking in lodgers...
Stars Barbara Flynn as Maria, Patrick Barlow as Richard. With Diane Louise-Jordan as Ruby and Toby Longworth as Paul.
Producer: Liz Anstee.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1993.
WED 10:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b0122k4h)
The Fight for St Swithin's
John's political campaign starts in Bradford with rousing speeches to the crowds.
Ian McKellen stars in the story of John Hamer Shawcross - set against the wider current of events in England in the early 19th century.
Howard Spring's novel freely adapted for radio in 8 episodes by Ken Whitmore.
With Alan Meadows as Haslett, Geoffrey Wheeler as Tom Hannaway, Herbert Smith as Marsden, Jeffrey Wickham as Lord Lostwithiel of Hereward Castle, Helen Ryan as Lady Lettice Melland, June Barry as Anne Artingstall, Rosalie Crutchley as Lizzie Lightowler, Andrew Jackson as Arnold Ryerson, Vida Paterson as Pen Muff and Peter Bell as Bellows.
Director: Trevor Hill
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.
WED 11:00 Rik Mayall on Radio (m000jq96)
1. A Higher Education
Broadcaster and Producer John Lloyd explores the fascinating radio contributions of the actor and comedian Rik Mayall to reveal a remarkable and eclectic mix of programmes and archives.
Rik Mayall, was one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, best known for his work on TV's The Young Ones, Bottom and The New Statesmen which all had tremendous impact on British situation comedy. However whilst enjoying tremendous success on television Mayall made many captivating contributions to radio which are often overlooked.
In this special 2018 tribute, the year Mayall would have celebrated his 60th birthday, John Lloyd is joined by Lloyd Peters, who wrote the drama featured in this episode, and Helen Lederer who also starred in it.
Featured programme:
'A Higher Education' directed by Polly Thomas, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.
Producer: Stephen Garner
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2018.
WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007wp6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
WED 12:30 Up the Garden Path (b007w43j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
WED 13:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
WED 13:30 Miss Marple (b007jnn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
WED 14:00 Counterpoint (b00k89pt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]
WED 14:30 Rent (b04c34yr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]
WED 15:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b0122k4h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]
WED 16:00 Rik Mayall on Radio (m000jq96)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
WED 17:00 Clare in the Community (b01phhyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]
WED 17:30 Quanderhorn (m000jf83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
WED 18:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007ww7m)
13. The Accuser
As Sunday presides over a feast, Lucien Gregory appears. Gabriel Syme finds himself back in Saffron Park.
Published in 1908, GK Chesterton's most famous novel is read in 13 parts by Geoffrey Palmer.
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.
First broadcast in 2005.
WED 18:30 Short Cuts (b08g552z)
Series 11
The Pretenders
Josie Long presents stories of those who have pretended to be someone they're not. From an undercover cop to stars of the art world caught in an elaborate fiction.
The features in this programme are:
The Connor Brothers
Featuring James Golding, Mike Snelle and Marion Harris
Produced by Jodie Taylor
Wife of a Terrorist
Featuring Miss L
A version of this story first appeared in the essay collection, The Good Immigrant.
Undercover
Featuring Ron Stallworth
Produced by Claire Crofton
Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007wp6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
WED 19:30 Up the Garden Path (b007w43j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
WED 20:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
WED 20:30 Miss Marple (b007jnn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
WED 21:00 Rik Mayall on Radio (m000jq96)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
WED 22:00 Quanderhorn (m000jf83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
WED 22:30 What's Funny About ... (m000jq99)
Blackadder
TV veterans Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman talk to the writers, producers, and performers behind Britain’s biggest TV comedy hits, and hear the inside story of how they brought their programmes to the screen.
In this episode, Peter and Jon talk to John Lloyd and Sir Tony Robinson about the modern comedy masterpiece that is Blackadder. They discuss the endless problems they had when making the first series ("the show that looked a million dollars and cost a million pounds”), and the importance of failure. They also open up about the tensions amongst the team, the “ladder of stupidity” in Blackadder’s world, and the real story behind that famous final scene.
With Peter and Jon as our guides, we’ll take the opportunity to ask quite how they went about making a great bit of TV comedy? Who came up with it? How did it get written? We’ll talk about the commissioning, the casting, and the reception the show received when it first aired.
We’ll do our very best to winkle out some backstage secrets straight from the horse’s mouth, as we hear the unvarnished truth from the people who were there, and who put these iconic shows on the telly.
Original Blackadder clips written by:
Richard Curtis
Ben Elton
Producer: Owen Braben
An Expectation production made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.
WED 23:30 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (b010mztl)
Series 3
Episode 4
Arthur Smith presents music and comedy from his home in South London with Billy Jenkins, Kevin Eldon, Imran Yusef and poetry from Kate Fox
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


THURSDAY 04 JUNE 2020

THU 00:00 The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (b007ww7m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]
THU 00:30 Short Cuts (b08g552z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]
THU 01:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]
THU 01:30 Miss Marple (b007jnn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]
THU 02:00 Counterpoint (b00k89pt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]
THU 02:30 Rent (b04c34yr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]
THU 03:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b0122k4h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]
THU 04:00 Rik Mayall on Radio (m000jq96)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday]
THU 05:00 Clare in the Community (b01phhyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]
THU 05:30 Quanderhorn (m000jf83)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]
THU 06:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrsr)
Dead On Arrival
Someone is keen to acquire Selby Farm - and the Honourable Richard Rollison wants to know why.
John Creasey - Author
Roy Lomax - Dramatist
The Toff - Terence Alexander
Jolly - Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby (Barmaid) - Heather Stoney
Monty Morne - Terrence Hardiman
Charlie (Bert/Farmer) - Frank Jarvis
Red Brandt - Ed Bishop
THU 06:30 Miss Marple (b007jnnq)
At Bertram's Hotel
Episode 4
Just as one mystery is cleared up, Miss Marple becomes involved in another...
Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple, Frederick Jaeger as Chief Inspector Davy, Sian Phillips as Bess Sedgwick, Maurice Denham as Canon Pennyfather, Jillie Meers as Miss Gorringe, John Hartley as Michael Gorman and Patrick Allen as Sir Ronald Graves.
Dramatised in five-parts by Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.
THU 07:00 HR (b01bb7jh)
Series 3
Naked
Nigel Williams' comedy series returns for a third run of six new hilarious episodes. Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost star as two 60-something chums enjoying a comfortable retirement. Until, that is, in the first episode they get a chilly warning about an imminent danger to their pensions. Will they soon be joining the army of dispossessed older folk?
Peter ..... Jonathan Pryce
Sam ..... Nicholas le Prevost
Man ..... James Lailey
Director....Peter Kavanagh.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.
THU 07:30 Ankle Tag (m000jggn)
Series 3
Bob's Dad
The sitcom about a fraudster dad on parole returns. In the opening episode, Bob reconnects with a long lost family member and Gruff looks to atone for his sins.
Bob – Steve Speirs
Gruff – Elis James
Alice – Katy Wix
Harry – Owen Money
Anna – Sally Tatum
Nicholas - Tom Crowley
Written by Benjamin Partridge & Gareth Gwynn
Produced by Adnan Ahmed
A BBC Studios Production
THU 08:00 Round the Horne (b00spqnx)
Series 4
Episode 4
A funny turn round the table with 'The Knights of Camelot' and a bona peek in Kenneth Horne's wardrobe, courtesy of Julian and Sandy.
With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden.
Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London. Announcer: Douglas Smith
Round The Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio comedy Beyond Our Ken, after the end of writer Eric Merriman's involvement. Using the same cast and producer, Barry Took and Marty Feldman were persuaded to write the scripts - which led to four series that ran between 1965 and 1968 - packed full of parodies, recurring characters, catchphrases and double-entendres.
For series 4, Marty Feldman was replaced by Brian Cooke & Johnnie Mortimer and Donald Webster
Music by the Max Harris Group.
Producer: John Simmonds
First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1968.
THU 08:30 Yes Minister (b007jl60)
Series 1
Open Government
Newly re-elected, MP Jim Hacker is summoned to the PM's office.
Jim learns from his chauffeur that the new St Edwards Hospital has 300 administrators, cooks and cleaners, but no doctors, nurses or patients. How can he cure it? As usual the Minister doesn't know his ACAS from his NALGO.
Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard. Moira Stuart plays herself.
Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.
Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.
First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1984.
THU 09:00 Booked (b08lxzg6)
Series 5
Episode 2
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with David Stafford, Dillie Keane, Arthur Smith and Roger McGough. From December 1998.
THU 09:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008qs53)
Series 3
Episode 3
JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, Joan Sims and June Whitfield. From November 1994.
THU 10:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b0122k1z)
Lovers and Losers
Dirty tricks are played by a ruthless opponent - how will Labour fare in the by-election?
Ian McKellen stars in the story of John Hamer Shawcross - set against the wider current of events in England in the early 19th century.
Howard Spring's novel freely adapted for radio in 8 episodes by Ken Whitmore.
With Peter Guinness as Harry, Viscount Liskeard, June Barry as Anne Artingstall, John Baldwin as Jimmy Newboult, Tom Harrison as Sergeant Newboult, Rosalie Williams as Ellen Stansfield, Helen Ryan as Lady Lettice Melland, Geoffrey Wheeler as Tom Hannaway, Jeffrey Wickham as Lord Lostwithiel of Hereward Castle, Rosalie Crutchley as Lizzie Lightowler, Andrew Jackson as Arnold Ryerson, Graham Tennant as Hawley Artingstall, Lesley Nicol as Hilda, Ann Rye as Edith Ryerson, Vida Paterson as Pen Muff and Anthony Wingate as the Election Official.
Director: Trevor Hill
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.
THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06rdmm6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]
THU 11:45 Multi Story Shorts (m0008qx0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]
THU 12:00 Round the Horne (b00spqnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
THU 12:30 Yes Minister (b007jl60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
THU 13:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrsr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
THU 13:30 Miss Marple (b007jnnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
THU 14:00 Booked (b08lxzg6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]
THU 14:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008qs53)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]
THU 15:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b0122k1z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]
THU 16:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06rdmm6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]
THU 16:45 Multi Story Shorts (m0008qx0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]
THU 17:00 HR (b01bb7jh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]
THU 17:30 Ankle Tag (m000jggn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
THU 18:00 Schalken the Painter by Sheridan Le Fanu (b007jvp4)
Episode 1
In 17th Century Leyden, young Flemish painter Godfrey Schalken's love for his master's daughter, Rose, receives a setback when a mysterious visitor comes calling one night by the name of Vanderhausen...
An unabridged reading in 2 episodes read by Ian McDiarmid.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) is regarded by many critics as the greatest master of the English ghost story. A product of the decaying Anglo-Irish culture of the early and mid-19th Century, he sums up in his work better than any of his contemporaries the fears and dreads that may haunt the sensitive individual.
Producer: Lawrence Jackson
Made for BBC 7 by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast in 2005.
THU 18:30 Great Lives (b04vdzyh)
Series 35
Brian Eno on Lord Young of Dartington
Brian Eno has worked with David Bowie, David Byrne and U2 but his choice of Great Life is not a rock star but the sociologist Lord Young of Dartington.
Michael Young wrote the Labour Party's 1945 election manifesto, researched slum clearance in the East End of London, set up the Consumers' Association, coined the word "meritocracy", co-founded the Open University and planned the colonisation of Mars.
With the help of Michael's son Toby, Brian considers the life and work of one of the architects of post-war Britain.
Producer: Julia Johnson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.
THU 19:00 Round the Horne (b00spqnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
THU 19:30 Yes Minister (b007jl60)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
THU 20:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrsr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
THU 20:30 Miss Marple (b007jnnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06rdmm6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]
THU 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m0008qx0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]
THU 22:00 Ankle Tag (m000jggn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
THU 22:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jq3n)
Series 2
The Gangrene of the Mastersons
The family's epic Crimean War struggle of carnage, carnality and cads. Improvised saga with Paul Merton. From July 1994.
THU 23:00 Listen Against (b00fq2sw)
Series 2
Episode 3
More radio ridicule from Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes, including Thought for the Day... for Satanists. From December 2008.
THU 23:30 Concrete Cow (b0076jz1)
Series 1
Episode 5
Sherlock Holmes plays Cluedo in this sketch comedy starring Robert Webb, Olivia Colman and Sally Hawkins. From September 2002.


FRIDAY 05 JUNE 2020

FRI 00:00 Schalken the Painter by Sheridan Le Fanu (b007jvp4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]
FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b04vdzyh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]
FRI 01:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrsr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]
FRI 01:30 Miss Marple (b007jnnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]
FRI 02:00 Booked (b08lxzg6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]
FRI 02:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b008qs53)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]
FRI 03:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b0122k1z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]
FRI 04:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b06rdmm6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]
FRI 04:45 Multi Story Shorts (m0008qx0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]
FRI 05:00 HR (b01bb7jh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]
FRI 05:30 Ankle Tag (m000jggn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]
FRI 06:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrwm)
Destination Danger
John Creasey - Author
Roy Lomax - Dramatist
The Toff - Terence Alexander
Jolly - Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby - Heather Stoney
Vicar (Fred/Lodwin) - Jeffrey Segal
Monty Morne - Terrence Hardiman
Bert (Man) - Frank Jarvis
Mr Brandt - Ed Bishop
FRI 06:30 Miss Marple (b007jnp6)
At Bertram's Hotel
Episode 5
The police ask Miss Marple to take part in a little experiment.
Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple, Frederick Jaeger as Chief Inspector Davy, Sian Phillips as Bess Sedgwick, Maurice Denham as Canon Pennyfather, Jillie Meers as Miss Gorringe, Tracy Wiles as Elvira Blake, Gavin Muir as Ladislaus Malinowski and Patrick Allen as Sir Ronald Graves.
Dramatised in five-parts by Michael Bakewell.
Director: Enyd Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.
FRI 07:00 Miracles R Us (b00sjpjd)
Postcards
Caroline and Sylvia are dubious over a new client, but a weekend away dampens any misgivings. Stars Anna Massey. From June 2010.
FRI 07:30 Cabin Pressure (b00chy5c)
Series 1
Cremona
Sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.
Arthur is struck dumb when a film star joins the flight, and Douglas has to disguise 30 knights of Camelot in a hurry.
Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ...... Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Douglas Richardson ...... Roger Allam
Captain Martin Crieff ...... Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey ...... John Finnemore
Hester Macaulay ...... Helen Baxendale
Percival ...... Rufus Jones
Gawain ...... Robert Harley
Lancelot ...... Ali Amadi
Written by John Finnemore
Produced & directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for the BBC
www.pozzitive.co.uk
FRI 08:00 Something to Shout About (m000jqcl)
Series 3
Episode 13
How will the advertising team deal with the rising of festive spirits? Stars Fenella Fielding. From December 1961.
"A light-hearted exposé of the advertising world!". Set in a London ad agency called 'Apsley, Addis, Cohen, Barbican, Blythe, Giddy & Partners'.
Michael Lightfoot .... Michael Medwin
Janet Harris …. Fenella Fielding
Maggie Tufnell …. Eleanor Summerfield
Mavis Willis …Joan Sims
Adrian Beales …. Nicholas Phipps
Mr Blythe/Various …. Warren Mitchell
Series three written by Myles Rudge with Ronnie Wolfe.
Producer: John Simmonds.
First heard on the Light Programme in December 1961.
FRI 08:30 Second Thoughts (b008p4zq)
Series 1
Match of the Day
Jealous Faith is swamped with advice over Bill and his ex-wife Liza
Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill and Faith trying to forge a relationship whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.
Series one of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.
A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran four series, with a spin-off series 'Faith in the Future'.
Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Belinda Lang as Liza, Celia Imrie as Hilary, Kelda Holmes as Hannah and Mark Denham as Joe.
Producer: Pete Atkin
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1988.
FRI 09:00 Wordaholics (b01c7lk6)
Series 1
Episode 1
Wordaholics is Radio 4's brand new comedy panel game all about words.
Gyles Brandreth presides as linguistic brainboxes and comedians including the legendary Stephen Fry, Fresh Meat star Jack Whitehall, Radio 4 regular Milton Jones and Countdown stalwart Susie Dent vie for supremacy in the ring.
Gyles is the longest-serving wordsmith in Countdown's Dictionary Corner and the author of numerous wordplay books. But now it's time for him to encourage other people to show off their knowledge of words and playfulness with language.
Wordaholics is clever, intelligent, witty and unexpected. There are toponyms, abbreviations, euphemisms, old words, new words, cockney rhyming slang, Greek gobbledegook, plus the panellists' picks of the ugliest and the most beautiful words: the whole world of words in twenty-eight minutes.
Find out the meaning of words like giff-gaff, knock-knobbler and buckfitches - the difference between French marbles, French velvet and the French ache - hear the glorious poetry of the English language, as practiced from writers varying from William Shakespeare to Vanilla Ice - and spend half an hour laughing and learning with some of the finest Wordaholics in the business.
Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle
Producer: Claire Jones.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.
FRI 09:30 Dry Slopes (b071l3fk)
Series 2
The Domino Effect
Everybody Angus knows seems to be in a relationship these days.
He looks back to a time when all his friends were confirmed bachelors - the golden days of Form 3B.
Written by and starring Nick Ball. With Louisa Rix as Mum, Toby Longworth, Ben Silburn and Julie Gibbs.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.
FRI 10:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b0121xgr)
Deaths and Entrances
John's political pursuits lead him to Westminster and Welsh valley mines.
Ian McKellen stars in the story of John Hamer Shawcross - set against the wider current of events in England in the early 19th century.
Howard Spring's novel freely adapted for radio in 8 episodes by Ken Whitmore.
With Alan Meadows as Haslett, Geoffrey Wheeler as Tom Hannaway, Herbert Smith as Marsden, Jeffrey Wickham as Lord Lostwithiel of Hereward Castle, Helen Ryan as Lady Lettice Melland, June Barry as Anne Artingstall and Rosalie Crutchley as Lizzie Lightowler.
With Peter Guinness as Harry Liskeard, Andrew Jackson as Arnold, Rosalie Williams as Ellen, Vida Paterson as Pen Muff, Nina Holloway as Nell Richards, Helen Ryan as Lady Lettice Melland, Geoffrey Wheeler as Tom Hannaway, Jeffrey Wickham as Lord Lostwithiel of Hereward Castle, James Tomlinson as Carrickfergus, June Barry as Anne Artingstall, Richard Clay-Jones as Evan Vaughan, John Baldwin as Jimmy Newboult, Rosalie Crutchley as Lizzie Lightowler, Herbert Smith as Marsden and Rory Scase as the Gallery Assistant.
Director: Trevor Hill
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.
FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000jqcn)
Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.
FRI 12:00 Something to Shout About (m000jqcl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
FRI 12:30 Second Thoughts (b008p4zq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
FRI 13:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrwm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
FRI 13:30 Miss Marple (b007jnp6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
FRI 14:00 Wordaholics (b01c7lk6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]
FRI 14:30 Dry Slopes (b071l3fk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]
FRI 15:00 Howard Spring - Fame Is the Spur (b0121xgr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]
FRI 16:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000jqcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
FRI 17:00 Miracles R Us (b00sjpjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]
FRI 17:30 Cabin Pressure (b00chy5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
FRI 18:00 Schalken the Painter by Sheridan Le Fanu (b007sw35)
Episode 2
The ghoulish Vanderhausen seals his deal with Rose's uncle and takes her away. 17th-century mystery concluded by Ian McDiarmid.
FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076x93)
Are We Alone?
Victoria Coren on paranormal beliefs with Charlie Skelton, Nick Pope and Christopher French. From 2006.
FRI 19:00 Something to Shout About (m000jqcl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]
FRI 19:30 Second Thoughts (b008p4zq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]
FRI 20:00 John Creasey - The Toff on the Farm (b007jrwm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]
FRI 20:30 Miss Marple (b007jnp6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]
FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000jqcn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]
FRI 22:00 Cabin Pressure (b00chy5c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]
FRI 22:30 Paperback Hell (m000jqcr)
Series 2
Black Teeth Lane
Warm-hearted autobiography of a rebellious woman growing up in London's Welsh community.
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 2004.
FRI 22:45 Steven Appleby's Normal Life (b012216l)
Series 1
Normal Work
Pondering his life as a cartoonist proves to be more dangerous and revealing than intended. Stars Paul McCrink. From July 2002.
FRI 23:00 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00r66c1)
Series 3
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Sanjeev Baskar to try five things he's never done before including reading PG Wodehouse.
Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.
The title comes from the fact that the show's producer and creator Bill Dare had never seen Star Wars.
Host: Marcus Brigstocke
Guest: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Producer: Bill Dare.
FRI 23:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b0076dyw)
Series 3
Show Business
Aspirations abound as Mel and Vicki launch themselves into the glittering world of showbiz.
It's all eyes and teeth as they look forward to careers as out-of-work actresses.
Starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine with Martin Hyder, Lewis MacLeod and Jim North.
Written by the cast with Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell, and edited by Graeme Garden.
Music by Richie Webb.
Producer: Chris Neill
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.